REALPOLITIK: ‘Brinkmanship’, Brzezinski’s Warning to America – By Mike Whitney

Source – unz.com – “…Brzezinski understood that the world had changed, that power had shifted eastward, and that the only path forward for America was cooperation, accommodation, integration and partnership. Tragically, there is no base of support for these ideas on Capital Hill, the White House or among the U.S. foreign policy establishment. The entire…

THE MEDIA MONOPOLY: A Cathedral and a Mosque Engulfed in Fire; One Ravages the Past, the Other Threatens the Future – By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Source – globalresearch.ca – “…One of the structures in the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has caught fire on Monday night at the same time a massive blaze was ravaging Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. The fire was put out quickly with no injuries reported…the third holiest site in Islam that has been at the center of…

REALPOLITIK: ‘Not If, But When’, Did Trump Just Checkmate The “Deep State” With Assange Gambit?

Source – WhatDoesItMean.Com – “…the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) previously detailed…Julian Assange being a known and long time CIA operative involved in a brutal factional war between “Deep State” intelligence agencies over the fate of President Trump—and that, on 12 January 2018, saw Assange firmly choosing a side in this war when he posted to…

OILIGARCHY: The Geopolitics of Oil in the Trump Era – By Thierry Meyssan

Source – voltairenet.org – “…The United States have become the leading world producer of hydrocarbons. As from now, they are using their dominant position exclusively to maximise their profits, and do not hesitate to eliminate their major rivals in oil production, plunging their citizens into misery. Although in the past, access to Middle East oil…

REALPOLITIK: ‘The Enemy of My Enemy’, Terrorism at the Service of ‘Regime Change – By Dmitry Babich

Source – strategic-culture.org – “…It is enough to mention the admitted facts of American and British financing for Osama bin Laden and his proxies during their anti-Soviet campaign in Afghanistan in the 1980s and 1990s. Among more recent cases, one could cite the political asylum provided in the US and in the EU to the…

REALPOLITIK: Secret Document Reveals Plans for Civil War in Lebanon, Israeli False Flags, and Invasion – By Randi Nord

Source – geopoliticsalert.com – ‘…The civil war plan detailed in the document is not likely to succeed according to US plans. The Lebanese Security forces are not a homogeneous group….The Lebanese constitution and political system require all sects have adequate representation in government. As such, a potential manufactured civil war would likely focus on re-writing…

REALPOLITIK: ‘The Marshall Plan’, The CIA & Global Corporate Conquest – By Alex Constantine (Archive)

Source – constantinereport.com – “… The CIA also skimmed large amounts of Marshall Plan funds to covertly maintain cultural institutions, journalists, and publishers, at home and abroad, for the heated and omnipresent propaganda of the Cold War…Moreover, in its covert operations, CIA personnel at times used the Marshall Plan as cover, and one of the…

REALPOLITIK: Sharia Law, ‘Religious’ Police, Be-headings & Crucifixions – Saudi Arabia, The West’s Original ‘Islamic State’ (Archive)

Source – nytimes.com – In what is probably a world-first, a team of British investigative journalists have put together this documentary exposing daily life inside Saudi Arabia. Public executions, including beheadings and crucifixions, ‘religious’ police enforcing Sharia law (but only on the mass of ordinary Saudis), horrendous conditions in jails teaming with political prisoners, spectacular…

HIDDEN HISTORY: How A Secretive Elite Created The EU To Build A World Government – By Prof. Alan Sked

Source – telegraph.co.uk – DECLASSIFIED American government documents show that the US intelligence community ran a campaign in the Fifties and Sixties to build momentum for a united Europe. It funded and directed the European federalist movement. The documents confirm suspicions voiced at the time that America was working aggressively behind the scenes to push…

REALPOLITIK: ‘The Africa Spring’, US Stoking Congo’s Civil War in Order to ‘Contain’ China – By Andrew Korybko

Source – globalresearch.ca – “…America’s interest in Congo’s “deep state” affairs directly derives from its desire to “contain” China in the geostrategic Heart of Africa from where the People’s Republic obtains practically all of its cobalt, a rare earth mineral that’s indispensable to all manner of modern-day electronics from gadgets to missiles” “The Africa Spring”:…

REALPOLITIK: ‘The Silk Road’, The Chinese Industrial Dragon & The Re-orienting of Europe – By Deena Stryker

Source – journal-neo.org – “…In 1820,China’s economy was the largest in the world, as it had been for centuries. Then the Opium Wars initiated by the British Empire foisted Indian opium upon the country. By mid-century the ruling Qing dynasty had been so weakened that China came within a hair’s breadth of being carved up…

REALPOLITIK: ‘Kosovo’, An Evil Little War That All U.S. Candidates Liked – By Nebojsa Malic (Flasback)

Source – original.antiwar.com – Although the 2016 presidential election is still in the primaries phase, contenders have already brought up America’s failed foreign wars. Hillary Clinton is taking flak over Libya, and Donald Trump has irked the GOP by bringing up Iraq. But what of Kosovo? The US-led NATO operation that began on March 24,…

REALPOLITIK: ‘America’s Stolen Narrative’, An Insider’s View of Nixon’s ‘Treason’ (Flashback)

Source – consortiumnews.com – “..Nixon – reached out to Johnson seeking his help in squelching Democratic-led investigations of the Watergate affair and slyly noting that Johnson had ordered wiretaps of Nixon’s campaign in 1968. Johnson reacted angrily to the overture, refusing to cooperate. On Jan. 20, 1973, Nixon was sworn in for his second term.…

REALPOLITIK: ‘MIAMI’, Military Intervention and Mercenaries, Inc. – By Wayne Madsen

Source – strategic-culture.org – “…It is no surprise that Miami and South Florida, once again, buzzes with activity as Trump’s CIA launches coups in Latin America. While dodgy CIA contractors meet with one another in Miami bars that resemble Rick’s Café in the movie “Casablanca,” ‘MIAMI’, Military Intervention and Mercenaries, Inc. – By Wayne Madsen…

DEEP GREEN: ‘The Political Ecology of War’, Natural Resources & Armed Conflicts – By Philippe Le Billon

Source – gnhre.org – “…The post-Cold War period is increasingly characterised by a specific political ecology closely linked to the geography and political economy of natural resources” The political ecology of war: natural resources and armed conflicts – By Philippe Le Billon Abstract: Throughout the 1990s, many armed groups have relied on revenues from natural…

REALPOLITIK: ‘After Empire’, The Final Steps of the Multipolar Revolution – By Federico Pieraccini

Source – europereloaded.com – “…Chinese economic power, combined with Russia’s military deterrence as well as European reliance on Russia for its energy supply, shows that Europe cannot afford to follow its American ally in acting provocatively against the Sino-Russian axis” Final Steps of the Multipolar Revolution – By Federico Pieraccini We discussed in the previous…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Why the West Has Failed to Destroy Russia’s Economy – By Eric Zuesse

Source – strategic-culture.org – “…By building the world’s most cost-effective designers and producers of weaponry, Russia wouldn’t only be responding to America’s ongoing hostility — or at least responding to the determination of America’s aristocracy to take over Russia, which is the world’s largest trove of natural resources — but would also expand Russia’s export-earnings and international influence…

COVER-UP: ‘La Penca’, Double-Agents, and the Exposure of Eugene Hasenfus – By Norman Stockwell (Flashback)

Source – ticotimes.net – “…The truth is the Frente gave the order to place the bomb, but at a camp. They gave the order to place the bomb under a hammock, since that was what Torbiörnsson had recommended, not at a press conference. It was a decision by Torbiörnsson and Vital Roberto Gaguine to place…

REALPOLITIK: ‘In Search of Enemies’, John Stockwell, Fmr. CIA Station Chief (Archive)

Source – addictedtowar.com – “…We launched the largest; this is something that Jimmy Carter did, Admiral Turner brags about it, the operation in Afghanistan. The biggest single operation I am told in the history of CIA secret wars and sure enough very quickly we produced the Golden Crescent which is still the largest source of…

REALPOLITIK: ‘Grand Theft Venezuela, Financial Warfare Precipitates Economic Collapse – By Stephen Lendman

Source – sjlendman.blogspot.com – “…Venezuela is being slowly suffocated by US asymmetrical warfare…Making Venezuela’s economy scream aims to crush it into submission, leaving it vulnerable to stealing the nation by the US” ‘Grand Theft Venezuela, Stealing a Nation’, Financial Warfare Precipitates Economic Collapse – By Stephen Lendman Michael Hudson explained that Washington “treat(s) Venezuela as an…

WILD WEST: ‘Greed is Good’, Year Of The Pig Is Here! Literally – By Andre Vltchek

Source – journal-neo.org – “…There is hardly any soul-searching drive that can be detectable in the West, amongst the ‘common people’. They live, work, consume, enjoy the highest living standards on earth, and as long as they benefit, no crimes committed by their governments, corporations and individuals disturb their conscience” Year Of The Pig Is…

REALPOLITIK: Venezuela Donated Free Heating Oil to 100,000 Needy US Households, 2005-2013 (Flashback)

Source – globalresearch.ca – “…I don’t see Exxon responding,” he told the crowd in Baltimore. “I don’t see other major oil companies heating the homes of the poor…They all said no,” Kennedy added, “except for CITGO, President Chávez and the people of Venezuela” Venezuela Donated Free Heating Oil to 100,000 Needy US Households, 2005-2013 For…

COVER-UP: Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster – A Terrorist Attack By The Usual Suspects (Flashback)

Source – themillenniumreport.com – The greatest nuclear disaster of all time on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the city of Pripyat was then located in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union.   This historical fact is extremely significant.  For this carefully planned terrorist operation was one just…

REALPOLITIK: Imperialism and the Dynamic of Capital Expansion – By Michael Parenti (Archive)

Source – michaelparenti.org – Imperialism has been the most powerful force in world history over the last four or five centuries, carving up whole continents while oppressing indigenous peoples and obliterating entire civilizations. Yet, it is seldom accorded any serious attention by our academics, media commentators, and political leaders. When not ignored outright, the subject…

COUP D’ETAT: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela’s Coup Leader Juan Guaidó

Source – grayzoneproject.com – “…Juan Guaidó is the product of a decade-long project overseen by Washington’s elite regime change trainers. While posing as a champion of democracy, he has spent years at the forefront of a violent campaign of destabilization” The Making of Juan Guaidó: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela’s Coup Leader…