Professor Cohen Speaks in Brussels

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:

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).

Mar 22, 2015 - 11:51am


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

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.

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.

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 ?

Mar 22, 2015 - 4:09pm


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

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.

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.

4 oz
Mar 22, 2015 - 4:34pm

Bix & Greg

Bix Weir-Disappearance of Dollar Happens This Year
James Crighton Angry Chef
Mar 22, 2015 - 4:37pm

@Angry Chef

Agree with every word you write, EXCEPT "I fear that" in the 4th last sentence.


Mar 22, 2015 - 8:24pm

For more Professor Cohen...

This coming Tuesday night, 3-24-2015, Professor Stephen Cohen will be on the overnight radio show, Coast to Coast AM, in the first 2 hours. To find a radio station near you;

And for info on this upcoming show; 

Fred Hayek
Mar 22, 2015 - 9:42pm

@Mr. Fix, don't rule out the completely empty suit hypothesis!

I don't think we should rule out the explanation roughly fitting with Professor Cohen's take, that Obama is nothing more than a pretentious dolt who doesn't know a thing about foreign policy and really doesn't that much care about it. When I listened to that infamous recording of Victoria Nuland it came across to me like someone who didn't feel like she had to report to ANYone on what she was doing as she stage managed the coup. 

I don't know that it's as likely an explanation but it's certainly feasible. Obama is a pretentious dolt. He doesn't have any interest in putting any work into his job. He wants to play golf and work on his NCAA brackets. Obamacare was really Pelosicare. Unlike the Clintons who took over in 1993 and immediately set to work writing a new health care overhaul bill, (one which took to heart the example of the collapse of Soviet central planning shortly before that and attempted to base all health decisions on . . . central planning) Obama took over in 2009 . . . and immediately turned on ESPN in the upstairs rooms and fired up a Kool at the smokeless ashtray.

His complete detachment from the job has been remarked about in exasperation in blue team media circles on occasion, not enough to really bring it to the attention of the serfs but enough to send a message to him. Come onnnnnn, glorious leader! 

Listen to that tape of Victoria Nuland. There are no pauses in there followed by words to the effect that she'll have to run something by Ears or Lady Macbeth Clinton. They might have outlined every bit of this to her already but my gut feeling on listening to it was that this wasn't the case. 

Maybe there's some part of what the Feral government does that glorious leader gets involved in the nuts and bolts of. I'm skeptical. His handlers tell him what's going on and steer him, maybe with the comical obsequiousness that Valerie Jarrett apparently applies to her dolt steering. He reads from the teleprompter and goes back to the upstairs room and watches ESPN and smokes another Kool while seeing how his brackets are turning out. Now, I don't rule out that the handlers in the various compartments have exactly the goals that you suggest and that he might share those goals. But mostly it seems that he wants to be a famous, powerful celebrity . . . and play some golf, go upstairs and watch ESPN and smoke some more Kools.

Mar 22, 2015 - 10:12pm

Sarkozy’s conservatives steal victory from far-right Le Pen

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative UMP party and its allies won the first round of French local elections on Sunday, denying Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front (FN) first place.

According to official partial results that tallied with exit polls, the UMP and its allies together secured around 30 percent of the national vote, ahead of the anti-immigrant, anti-euro FN on around 26, about 0.5 percentage points above its European elections showing last year.

As expected, President François Hollande’s ruling Socialists came third with around 21 percent of the vote, underlining their unpopularity after failed promises to bring unemployment down from current levels around 10 percent.

Mar 22, 2015 - 10:38pm

Pontoons are seen on the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam

Pontoons are seen on the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam during a drought in Nazare Paulista

Pontoons, which were previously used as a floating jetty, are seen on the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, February 12, 2015. Brazil's worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record. Brazil's economy is already expected to post zero growth this year. Worse yet, since Brazil depends on hydroelectric dams for about three quarters of its electricity, power shortages are also possible due to the drought, federal officials have said. Picture taken February 12, 2015. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Mar 22, 2015 - 10:55pm
Sound Money Minnow Mr. Fix
Mar 22, 2015 - 11:13pm

Mr Fix

All I can say is thank you sir. You, my friend, have a wisdom that many may never have. Our country would have a chance if the masses understood what you say. Unfortunately, that may never happen.

Mr. Fix Fred Hayek
Mar 22, 2015 - 11:25pm

@ Fred Hayek

The empty suit hypothesis as it pertains to Barack Obama has only limited merit. I will grant you that he is an abject idiot, interested only in golf, basketball, and smoking his cigarette, and probably has no knowledge whatsoever of either domestic, or foreign policy.

I often mistakenly make my posts sound like the president of United States is actually in charge of something, when obviously, he is not. Everyone on Washington DC's payroll answers to the same puppet masters now, everyone from the Fed, Senate, Congress, Supreme Court, and most certainly all the alphabet and regulatory agencies.

Obama is nothing other than a spineless weasel, although he is a great orator, as long as he reads his Teleprompter well, and sticks to the script. So now that I've established who I think is in charge, mainly, the Rothschild banking cabal, all the puppets are working in unison.

As far as foreign policy being something that isn't cared much about, I disagree. Just like on domestic matters, where every single decision is specifically designed to have the worst possible outcome for the United States, this also applies to our foreign policy. Specifically, the United States is creating as many enemies as possible, and is only aligning itself with those who have openly expressed their intent to destroy us.

If nothing else, they are quite consistent.

Victoria Nuland never needed to ask instructions, she had been previously fully briefed on the nature of her job. This applies equally to the Secretary of State, the heads of both the Senate and Congress, and scum lower down the totem pole such as John McCain. They are all clearly aiding and arming our enemies, while simultaneously trying to drive what used to be our allies into wars that are obviously in no one's best interest. This is a consistent strategy, and does not reflect incompetency. The whole batch of them are in fact empty suits, and they are all guilty of treason, even if they are only taking orders from their puppet masters.

The intended outcome is to get the entire planet fully aligned against the United States. That is the only foreign policy.

On the domestic front, it is to weaken, and undermine the populace as much as possible, and in every way imaginable.


It's good to see you again! smiley

James Crighton Mr. Fix
Mar 22, 2015 - 11:27pm

@Mr Fix - America & banking cabal

Very interesting comments Mr Fix. I should be most grateful if you could possibly elaborate on why you think the banking cabal (Rothschilds) are busy trying to align all countries against the US, with the intention of destroying it (the US)? Furthermore, this would imply that they - the Rothschilds - are in control too, of Russia and China (we know they have the whip hand over the UK and EU).

As I say, I should be most grateful if you could clarify.

Many thanks


Mr. Fix
Mar 23, 2015 - 12:03am

@ James Crighton

There are multiple reasons:

War is very profitable, they have armed both sides of every major conflict for the past several hundred years. 

They are also in desperate need of a diversion such as a war to blame for the inevitable economic calamity that they have caused. 

As specifically for America, they have stolen the entire wealth of the nation, and it's entire population, and would rather everyone dead, then to ever contemplate reparations. They have created a scenario whereby they can't be brought to justice, unless the government collapses. If that happens, it means that their "police state" has failed so it would be in their best interest not to leave any survivors. Why else would you threaten a nuclear first strike on a country that could annihilate us in a matter of minutes?

They would also prefer that all traces of capitalism, and a constitutional form of government defending freedom are wiped from the planet permanently. Such concepts simply are not consistent with their modus operandi of human enslavement.

Their goal is quite clear, whether they can accomplish it or not, is an open question.

Who actually runs Russia and China is an open question, I strongly suspect the bankers have some real problems there. As of now, they appear to be interested in defending their own sovereignty, which may very well be something the bankers did not intend to happen.

It would be logical for them to be"onboard", with the "one world government" plan, and then back out at the end, since the destruction of the United States was one of the major prerequisites. I think we are now looking at a scenario where most countries are trying to save themselves, with the obvious exception of United States.

Mar 23, 2015 - 12:32am

Dr. Fix et al

Dr Fix: The intended outcome is to get the entire planet fully aligned against the United States. That is the only foreign policy. -quote of the day

The nwo/communist political system is a little different than the global fake money system, but they are both trying to get everybody aligned against the U.S. and USD.

No worries, this is going to be a really bad year for all 4 "systems"wink

James Crighton Mr. Fix
Mar 23, 2015 - 1:41am

@Mr Fix - thanks

Thank you, Mr Fix - makes sense. I do, very much, appreciate your time.


Mar 23, 2015 - 2:01am

Angry Chef

I don't think you have to worry that your troops are out of the country.

No one has the manpower to invade USA. No one is idiot enough to think that armed Americans who still do not grasp the real situation would not be immediately fired up to defend the Red White & Blue from foreigners who want to steal your stuff & rape all of your women. Even the Walmart people are attractive to desperate <insert foreign slatherers here>.

Seriously. You guys are on your own to sort your cr@p out. Sorry, no one else wants a bar of it.

You may have to worry when your troops get home because someone will put them to work. Gotta keep the unemployment numbers low.

Mar 23, 2015 - 6:27am

AIIB USA v China Playbook

I think the gold end game has just been revealed with the AIIB bank evolution.

Pure psychopaths, threaten etc etc to get what u want and when everyone leaves you you have the audacity to say ok, but your playing by my rules. 

China is saying FOok you u piece of bulling shit. 

So now we have the Playbook for the end game in gold. open interest in gold on SGE is 701ton against what 1,300 on COMEX. It was 530 at start of month and deliveries stood at 117ton today. 

So any opinions on where we are along the AIIB timeline? We still at us thuggery? Or we at the point where allies are saying we will not put up with this, the new guy looks much better?

Mar 23, 2015 - 10:41am
Mar 23, 2015 - 12:02pm

Ukraine-Russia-America: No, It's about Germany, silly!

Interesting video clip in English. Don't know how old or just where it came from.

Basically analogyzes US and Russia as competing suiters vying for the prettiest girl in town, Germany, whereby the US is trying to use Ukraine as a wedge to keep Russia from scoring. 

Mar 24, 2015 - 5:41am

Binding Germany & Russia closer together

Sahra Wagenknecht

Speech in front of Merkel:

[the english subtitles are indicative at best]

I would consider a STRATFOR CEO to be a high order disinfo agent with a severe conflict of interest (i.e.; who pays his fees/bills). His discussion leaves out any note of asymmetric NATO expansion versus essentially absent Russian expansion.

Mar 24, 2015 - 7:32am

Lifted from Naked Capitalism comments

NoReply March 23, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Kiev Junta Billionaire Oligarchs and their “Pocket Armies”

Kerry’s $5B Grift to Poroshenko Bears Evil Fruit for Americans

I wonder if Americans realize they are ON THE HOOK for Kiev Junk Bonds!?
Yes, Kerry pledged to UNDERWRITE whatever JUNK the JUNTA issues.

I wonder if Americans realize they are ON THE HOOK for $40 B IMF bailout!?
Yes, the US has pledged to UNDERWRITE whatever monies the IMF lends Kiev.

I wonder if Americans realize their Congress is CUTTING -8% FROM ALL

Read the last paragraph, direct from Kiev:

“The situation now looks like Feudal Europe in early Middle Ages.”

Mr. Fix
Mar 24, 2015 - 9:43am

Here is how we arm our “enemies”.

US "Loses" $500 Million In Weapons Given To Yemen, Now In Al-Qaeda Hands

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/23/2015 - 22:02

Just when we thought it was logistically impossible for US foreign policy to be any more incompetent and cluless, we read this...

None of this is “unintended”… wink

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