Professor Cohen Speaks in Brussels

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Sun, Mar 22, 2015 - 11:32am

Earlier this month, Professor Cohen was a presenter at an international conference in Brussels. Among other points, he reiterated that the current situation in Ukraine presents "the worst international crisis since The Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962".

The original source for this video can be found here. The link has a list of bullet points from Professor Cohen's speech: https://russia-insider.com/en/2015/03/20/4761

The video, which has been edited to fit the 15-minute format of YouTube, shows Professor Cohen making a number of key points:

  • The possibility of premeditated war with Russia is real. Outside of October 1962, this was never a possibility during Soviet times.
  • Putin started as a pro-Western leader, he wanted partnership with the US, provided helping hand after 9/11 and saved many American lives in Afghanistan. In return he got more NATO expansion and unilateral abolition of the existing missile treaty upon which all Russian security was based.
  • Since November 2013, Putin has became not aggressive but reactive. For this he has been criticized by some in Moscow as an appeaser.
  • The Kiev regime is not a democratic one, but an ultra-nationalistic one and Poroshenko is a diminishing president.
    Unless the Kiev regime changes its approach to Russia or unless the West stops supporting Kiev unconditionally, we are drifting toward war with Russia.

Please take the time to watch this very important video and then please be sure to check back each Wednesday when we post the podcasts of Professor Cohen's weekly appearance on the John Batchelor radio program. Nowhere else in the "media" will you find a more fair and balanced discussion of this ongoing, extremely dangerous crisis.

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Mar 22, 2015 - 11:42am

Ukraine Tidbits

And the current operational pause (aka ceasefire) is slowly degrading each day. Fighting is slowly but surely increasing and it looks like the war will be back on within the next 2 weeks. The parents in Donetsk have said each day gets a little louder and other news reports are saying the same. Both sides will say that the other side started it first--and there will be half-truths in those statements. It's too early to say where the most fighting will be, but The largest concentration of Ukrainian troops seem to be around Volnavakha (south of Donetsk, half-way to Mariupol).

Marchas45
Mar 22, 2015 - 11:51am

AIIB

Lagarde says IMF to co-operate with China-led AIIB bank

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-32007090

Mr. Fix
Mar 22, 2015 - 1:11pm

Cluelessness on display:

Steven thinks that Obama is simply getting bad advice, and is unwilling to grasp the possibility that the guy he voted for twice set out from the beginning to destroy the United States in every way possible.

Once you take that blatant oversight out of the equation, the rest of his analysis is fairly accurate. Although he paints a picture of bad United States foreign policy, he doesn't consider the possibility that it is guided by pure evil.

I don't consider any analysis accurate anymore, unless it starts from the premise that the entire United States federal government is guilty of treason against its own populace, and is a force of pure malevolence on the global stage.

After that, accurate analysis can begin.

DeaconBenjamin
Mar 22, 2015 - 3:30pm

West should consider all tools, including arms, for Ukraine-NATO

"I do not think that any tool of U.S. or any other nation's power should necessarily be off the table," U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove told a Brussels conference when asked if he was in favour of sending defensive weapons to Ukraine.

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/west-should-consider-all-tools-includi...

DeaconBenjamin
Mar 22, 2015 - 3:36pm
Angry Chef
Mar 22, 2015 - 3:50pm

Mr Fix Comment

Mr. Fix,

I have to agree with your comment. We all know it was a Coup d'etat in the Ukraine from over a year ago. We all know that foul mouthed Sticky Vicky Nuland and her Nazi's inside the US Neo-Con faction were behind all this. The problem as I see it is they're too late, short of starting a major War. And I don't think Europe is going to buy into that. You see it with all these European Countries joining the AIIB recently. Now South Korea is considering and Japan. The danger as I see it is these psycho's are going to kick the table over and launch something truly horrible. I don't even want to say it. The best thing that could happen is that America wakes up. The Joint Chief's of Staff reject these people and uphold the Constitution. We should be joining the AIIB. Closing the Fed. Arresting the likes of Nuland and Clinton and they're ilk. Backing the currencies with something tangible and rebuilding for the next Century. With all the Engineers and Scientists at our disposal we could thrive. But we have to get rid of these people. And I fear that Russia and China have every plan to do just that. Think about it. All the troops are off fighting in Foreign Countries. What better time to invade than now ?

tyberious
Mar 22, 2015 - 4:09pm

Geeze

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will not receive the software package required to operate the Pentagon’s top close-air support bomb until 2022, according to military.com.

https://thediplomat.com/2015/03/oops-us-close-air-support-bomb-doesnt-fi...

tyberious
Mar 22, 2015 - 4:12pm

Sure hope so

The countries that are applying to join the AIIB realise that they have to be members to access what will eventually become the largest single market in the world. America is being frozen out, the consequence of her belligerence over Ukraine and the exercise of her hegemonic power through the dollar. America's allies in South East Asia are going with or will go with the new AIIB, and in Europe commercial interests are driving America's NATO partners away from her, turning the Ukraine from a common cause into a festering liability.

The more one thinks about it, the creation of the AIIB is a masterstroke of tactical genius. The outstanding issue now is China and Russia will need to come up with a credible plan to make their currencies a slam-dunk replacement for the dollar. We know that gold may be involved because the SCO members have been accumulating bullion; but before we get there China must manage a deliberate deflation of her credit bubble, which will be a delicate and dangerous task.

Unlike the welfare-driven economies in the west, China has sufficient political authority and internal control to survive a rapid deflation of bank credit. When this inevitably happens the economic consequences for the west will be very serious. Japan and the Eurozone are already facing economic dislocation, and despite over-optimistic employment numbers, the US economy is faltering as well. The last thing America and the dollar needs is a deflationary shock from China.

The silver lining for us all is a peace dividend: it is becoming less likely that America will persist with a call to arms, because support from her allies is melting away leaving her on her own.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03-22/new-order-emerges

tyberious
Mar 22, 2015 - 4:15pm

Good read

Money Production and Banking Subject to Commercial and Criminal Law

It matters not who is in charge of the Fed or what rules Congress may insist that it adopts. Once money printing, via fiat or fractional reserve credit creation, is seen to be both feasible, justified, and legal nothing and no one can stop it. The political pressure to fund government programs will be irresistible. Everyone knows that the Fed seemingly has the ability to solve their problem by monetizing the federal debt. Should it refuse to do so, we would see riots in the streets similar to what is happening in Europe as protesters target the European Central Bank.

The only solution is to destroy the monster that makes it all possible, the Fed. Without the ability to sell its debt to its own central bank, government would be forced to live within the means set by the will of the people through their elected representatives. The scales would eventually fall from the eyes of both politicians and public as its becomes clear that what government spends comes at the expense of the private economy. The public would no longer be fooled by government propaganda that its spending spurs the private economy, when it is clear that the only way government can spend is to tax the people or suffer the crowding out effect of private investment by government borrowing. Money production must be moved to private hands that are subject to normal commercial and criminal law, where money printing is nothing more than counterfeiting. Banks, too, must be subject to normal commercial and criminal law, which requires them to treat a demand deposit as a bailment for which they must keep one hundred percent reserves. Loan banking would be subject to the normal principles and well understood practices of sound asset-liability management, whereby loans are funded by real savings and the maturities of both loans and deposits must be coordinated in order for lending banks to honor their liquidity commitments. The path to the destruction of our nation through endless wars and welfare would end with the destruction of the Fed.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03-21/federal-reserve-bank-must-be-d...

4 oz
Mar 22, 2015 - 4:34pm

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