Wednesday, 30 September 2015

60 Minutes reports on Benghazi

60 Minutes Report on Benghazi - IT'S NOT a "Fake Scandal" After All!!!

Someone at CBS News is bound to lose their job over this. It's real reporting that completely flies in the face of the official story pushed on the world about what really happened in Benghazi. This was on CBS's 60 minutes, not FOX. Take some time & watch it. If this does not make you mad as hell, demanding accountability - check your pulse!

Extreme weather - 09/29/2015

'Super typhoon' Dujuan kills two and injures hundreds in Taiwan
More than 12,000 people are evacuated from their homes and half a million are without electricity as storm leaves trail of destruction in the north of the island

29 September, 2015

Super typhoon’ Dujuan killed two people and left more than 300 injured in Taiwan after it swept across the island before reaching land in eastern China, authorities said on Tuesday.

Almost half a million people are still without electricity in Taiwan.
The storm hit the Chinese coastal city of Putian on Tuesday morning, state news agency Xinhua said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Many of the injured in Taiwan were hit by flying debris or involved in traffic accidents, the emergency operation centre said. It put the death toll at two and the number of injured at 324.

Severe winds uprooted trees and smashed windows and the heavy rains triggered multiple landslides.

More than 12,000 people have been evacuated and almost 3000 are in temporary shelters, authorities said.

Taiwan’s aboriginal mountain communities are particularly at risk during typhoons, often affected by flooding and mudslides.

Landslides blocked the roads into the hot spring town of Wulai, in mountains just outside the capital, Taipei.

It was the latest hit for Wulai which was severely damaged by flooding and landslides in August when typhoon Soudelor hit. Some residents were unable to return home for weeks. Many shops and hotels were still rebuilding even as the latest typhoon struck.

The roads are blocked but residents aren’t in any immediate danger,” a spokesman for New Taipei city fire department said.

Dujuan was categorised as a “super typhoon” by regional forecasters, taking residents by surprise as it sped up before reaching land late on Monday in the eastern county of Yilan.

It was downgraded to a “moderate typhoon” by Taiwan’s central weather bureau as it crossed the island.

It’s expected the typhoon will continue to weaken and its radius to keep shrinking,” the weather bureau said.

At the peak of the storm 2m homes were left without electricity. On Tuesday morning 498,458 were still without power.

Towering waves crashed through windows at a seaside hotel in eastern Yilan and fierce winds also damaged Taipei’s famous 101 skyscraper.

In Hsinchu city, a crane fell from 20 storeys on to cars below but no one was injured, local reports said.

Performances by the US rock band Bon Jovi, due to take place in Taipei on Monday and Tuesday, were cancelled.

China’s national meteorological centre issued a red alert on Monday afternoon, Xinhua reported, adding that 260,000 people have been evacuated in the eastern province of Zhejiang.

Tens of thousands of boats were called back to shore in Zhejiang and neighbouring Fujian province and all flights at three airports in Fujian were cancelled on Tuesday, state media said.

Typhoon Soudelor caused at least eight deaths in Taiwan last month and killed 21 people in China

Extreme weather in Australia


In what will be a shock to the system a possible five day heatwave is becoming very likely for the Southern states from Friday 2nd October onwards.

South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, NSW, inland parts of Western Australia will all be impacted.

A high will move into the Tasman sea by Friday and remain there for 4-6 days and create a blocking set up with hot north to north west winds set to drive temperatures up to record breaking numbers for this time of the year.

Temperatures are likely to reach the 30's in Adelaide and possibly Melbourne by Friday and continue this way until the middle of next week! A very weak change may cool things off for a brief period Sunday for Tasmania and possibly southern parts of Victoria but otherwise the heat will be continuous in what will seem like December weather rather than early October.

It is possible Adelaide may see temperatures reach 37-38c during this heatwave and Melbourne could see temps rise as high as 35-36c by early next week.

Some parts of inland SA and northern Victoria may see temperatures close to 40c during this period especially early next week.

ACT and Sydney will also see this heat with temperatures also likely to hit the 30's and even Hobart may see temps close to 30c by early next week.

The worrying and disturbing part is this heat is likely to break records for so early in the season and some regions of Victoria and SA that have seen very little rainfall this year with the drought being worse on records in some parts of SE SA and western Victoria & it is likely to increase the fire risk rapidly and catch some people off guard especially with stronger winds which is possible on Saturday and Tuesday/Wednesday ahead of changes. At this stage very little to no rainfall is shown by the models the next 7 to 10 days even after this heat is done.

Please take pre cautions and clean up your land as this risk of fires in this time period is real.

Map one: This shows temperatures at 850 levels. The dark red represents temperatures in the high 30's nearing 40c for Tuesday October 6th and as we can see that is likely to happen in a large region from northern WA through most of SA into Victoria and southern NSW. This is shown through the EC Euro model.

Map two: Temperatures expected next Monday October 5th week across Australia with most of Australia seeing hot conditions (away from SW WA) this is shown by the GFS model via BSCH.

The Empire prepares for war with Russia

Putin may have outwitted and outmanouvered Obama at the UN over Syria but the Empire is as dangerous as ever.

UK must prepare for WAR with Russia: Army calls for fleet of battle tanks to take on Putin
BRITAIN must invest in its fleet of main battle tanks to meet an increasing threat of ground war with Russia, senior Army officers have warned

Putin threat

29 September, 2015

Britain is facing a threat from Putin and Russia

It comes as tensions between Nato countries and Moscow continued to mount, with Russia threatening “nuclear counter measures” over a plan to bolster nuclear facilities in Germany.

David Cameron is currently trying to find a “compromise deal” with Russian president Vladimir Putin over tackling the IS terror group in Syria.

But Russian aggression in Eastern Europe,  an increase in Nato air-space incursions by Russian bombers, and the development of a new Russian “super tank” has led senior commanders to admit that the prospects of a conventional ground war In Eastern Europe can no longer be ignored.

The British Army has 227 Challenger 2 main battle tanks but, while they are still respected, they are in urgent need of upgrade.

Last year the British Army took part in live-fire Nato exercise in Poland with more than 100 armoured vehicles. Operation Black Eagle “highlighted the British Army’s ability to deploy an armoured battlegroup at short notice anywhere in the world in support of the nation’s allies.”

The British Army has 227 Challenger 2 main battle tanksPA

The British Army has 227 Challenger 2 main battle tanks

However the Sunday Express has learned that, unlike its Nato allies, Britain not able to deploy a full squadron of 14 tanks plus two in reserve within the regulation 30 -days time limit.

Some, according to serving members of the Kings Royal Hussars armoured regiment, took more than three months to make ready because they had been mothballed, or cannibalised for parts.

Speaking recently General Sir Nick Carter, head of the British Army, confirmed that the future of the Challenger 2 was being considered at the highest levels.
"We have got issues with the tanks we've got and if we don't do something about it we will have issues - what we will do is in discussion, “ he said.

Senior Army sources confirmed last night that the development of the new Russian T-14 main battle tank, unveiled at the Moscow Victory Day Parade in Moscow in May, had “focussed minds” on the issue.

Vladimir Putin poses a threat despite working with Britain against ISIS

Vladimir Putin poses a threat despite working with Britain against ISIS

Boasting exceptionally think armour and an “unmanned turret”, the T-14 is the first of a new generation of power tanks for the Russia Army, which hopes to have 2,300 of them by 2020.

Last week Russia announced that it would be forced to take counter measures to “restore the balance of power” in Europe if the United States carried out upgrade its nuclear presence in Germany by placing 20 B61-12 nuclear bombs at the Büchel Air Base later this year.

Speaking last night Maj Gen Patrick Cordingly who, as commander of the “Desert Rats” 7th Armoured Brigade, led US and British forces to victory over Iraq forces in 1991, said:

There are 100 nations in the world who have battle tanks – they have them for a reason and for us not to invest in our main battle tank now would go against logic.
Even in Afghanistan, it would have been usefully to have our own battle tanks. We were forced to rely on the Danish army.

A tank is more than a weapon system – it also makes a statement. And when you’re trying to reign in another country, it helps to be able to make a statement in this way. “

The 2010 Strategic and Security Defence Review saw most British battle tanks put into storage as planners focussed on “asymmetrical” warfare of the type fought in Afghanistan.

So convinced were military planners of this that BAe was allowed to sell off its tank-manufacturing base in Newcastle in 2012, though BAe retained a rump of 60 specialists at tis facility in Tidworth.

Britain’s armoured base in Germany was also earmarked for closure by 2019, though recently there have been moves to reverse this decision.

Events since then, including the Russian invasion of Crimea have shown Britain and the rest of Nato  “must be prepared to revisit Cold War scenarios, and this includes conventional, symmetric warfare in Eastern Europe,” said a source last night.

However, the Challenger 2 will have to jostle for priority against £9bn worth of other armoured vehicles – many intended for conditions like Afghanistan

They include the troubled Scout and Warrior programmes.

The Scout Reconnaissance Specialist vehicle has already eaten up £4bn.

The Scout is now so heavy because of protective armour and anti-IED capability that is can’t cross bridges or be airlifted – not brilliant for a reconnaissance vehicle’” said one industry insider last night.

Last night Nick, de Larrinaga IHS Jane’s think tank said: The Ukraine crisis has certainly prompted a rethink. The chance of a symmetric conflict happening has risen, and our ability to deal with it is less than it was during the Cold War.
It needs to be taken a bit more seriously.

If you look at all the mine resistant, ambush protected vehicles bought for Afghanistan are very little use doing anything cross-country.

The one area that hasn’t been heavily invested in is the Challenger 2 fleet. Either a life extension programme or a replacement programme would seem sensible.”

Afraid Yet? WWIII One Giant Step Closer After B61-12 Nukes Reach Europe
Washington's decision to station 20 next-generation advanced nuclear bombs of Type B61-12 is threatening to turn the specter of WWIII into a terrifying reality, F. William Engdahl warns

29 September, 2015

Although the Pentagon has advertised its B61-12 as a life extended version of the standard strategic US nuclear bomb, it is in fact a brand new nuclear weapon with vastly improved military capabilities, and the most expensive nuclear bomb project ever, Engdahl, an American-German economic researcher, emphasizes, citing Hans M. Kristensen, Director, Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists.

The deployment of new nuclear weaponry in Germany by Washington "is no minor affair as it brings the likelihood of nuclear war by miscalculation between the United States and Russia one giant step closer and it makes the German Republic a direct high-priority target in any such escalation. Ashton "Ash" Carter and the war-hawks running the US Defense Department appear to be losing all contact with reality," Engdahl noted in his article for New Eastern Outlook.

Nuclear Test

On July 1, 2015 the Pentagon tested its new B61-12 at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada, prompting sharp criticism Russia.

Engdahl quoted Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov, who pointed out that "the atomic bomb, which was tested, is a dual purpose device. It can be both an element of strategic offensive weapons — when delivered by heavy bombers — and an element of non-strategic nuclear weapons when delivered by tactical aircraft."

To complicate matters further, on September 18 a report claiming that the Department of Defense is currently "reviewing and updating its contingency plans for armed conflict with Russia" was released by the US reputable media source. The new US defense plan purportedly included the use of so-called "tactical" nuclear weapons against Russia.

Nearly simultaneously, on September 20 German Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets began patrolling the airspace of the three Baltic States — in close proximity to Russia's borders — "with full ammunition loads."

"German Air Force's Inspector General Karl Müllner stated that the decision to fly fully armed was designed to "motivate" German pilots. He didn't elaborate on which Air Force might become the enemy, nor what his pilots were being motivated for. The new B 61-12 nuclear bomb could also be fitted to German Tornado fighter jets. Perhaps that would really motivate the German pilots," the researcher noted gloomily.

Engdahl also highlighted that in July 2015 the incoming US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dunford branded Russia as America's "existential threat."

The researcher also called attention to a peculiar remark made by Pope Francis during his speech at Havana's Jose Marti Airport on September 19.

The Roman pontific noted that the "world… needs reconciliation amidst this Third World War." Curiously enough, the "third world war" phrase "was never part of the original redaction of the Pope's speech," the researcher underscored, quoting Brazilian political analyst Pepe Escabar.

Is it a mere coincidence?

The question has not been answered yet.

Fighter aircraft of the German air force
NATO continues escalation by sending fighter planes up to Russia's border ready for combat

Obama hands the baton over to Putin's Russia

This headline from the NY Post just about says it all

Obama has turned Putin into the world’s most powerful leader

Putin Wins: US Suspends Syrian Rebel Training Program

29 September, 2015

Game over.

Watch a video of this report here:

Just hours after the incredible speech delivered by Russian President Putin at the United Nations General Assembly, the US has quietly announced that it will be suspending its program of training allegedly ‘moderate’ rebels in Syria to fight against the Assad regime.
Colonel Steve Warren told Foreign Policy that US forces were now looking to ‘re-evaluate’ their efforts, which the news outlet calls a ‘humiliating setback‘.

While the US will continue to support those rebels it has already trained and deployed, it will no longer deploy new fighters.

Russia called the US move of arming and training rebels in Syria ‘
social engineering‘, with Putin being the only world leader to publicly take a stand against Western actions.cy3
Things are looking up for the Syrian army. (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Arrott)

Putin called for the West to respect the ‘valiant’ efforts of Assad’s government and the Syrian army in their fight against terrorism. Therefore, this move can easily be understood as the single biggest development in the on-going crisis in Syria, as it removes support from forces seeking to destroy Assad – a clear victory for Putin.

This cessation of support for forces fighting against Assad will strengthen the Syrian fight against ISIS. Perhaps, if that support was instead used in coalition with 
Russia’s own efforts in the region, ISIS would be gone in almost no time at all.
America’s ‘Train Wreck’ Middle East Policy Is Now Exposed As Total Fraud

29 September, 2015

21st Century Wire says…
As 21WIRE reported yesterday, Russian president Vladimir Putin’s opening gambit at the UN General Assembly in New York City has sent shock waves through the geopolitical fault lines.In his speech at UNGA 2015, President Putin completely exposed the hypocrisy and willful deception of western actions in Syria. He decried the continued export of so-called ‘democratic’ color revolutions and when referring to the Middle East he asked, “how did that turn out?

From drones to regime change, the world is now seeing what an utter failure every aspect of US foreign policy has been in the Middle East over the last 25 years.
Australian MP and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, normally an obedient robot when it comes to following the orders of the Anglo-American Empire, has suddenly stumbled upon a patch of common sense on Middle East policy. 

Needless to say, this did not go over very well with Washington DC’s finest…

Julie Bishop’s Epiphany on the Road to Damascus

Sean Stinson
The Aim Network

It comes as welcome news that Australia is set to abandon its opposition to Bashar al-Assad as part of a durable peace settlement in Syria.
The recent military escalation by Russia and reported sightings of Chinese war ships in the Mediterranean in the last week must come as something of an embarrassment to the war hawks in Washington, and the knives may well be out for whichever rookie secretary forgot to register the war on terror as a trademark. Still this has done little to change the tri-partisan rhetoric coming out of Canberra.“I don’t for a moment shy away from the comments that we have made in the past about the illegitimacy of the regime.”
“President Assad unleashed chemical weapons on his own people, and the death and destruction in Syria is appalling and at unprecedented levels,” Ms. Bishop recently said in an address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
In hearing these remarks I can’t help be reminded of the outrageous claims and bald faced lies which led us into war in Iraq in 2003. Whatever happened to all those weapons of mass destruction which Saddam was stockpiling? Was he able to secretly shield them from UN weapons inspectors with an invisibility cloak? Perhaps the same cloak that Dr Assad is using to hide his chemical weapons arsenal? Or the one that Iran is evidently using to conceal its uranium enrichment program?

Not to put too fine a point on it, but when the executive director of Human Rights Watch is leading the cheer for the removal of the legitimate government of a sovereign nation state which currently enjoys the support of 80% of its people, one might wonder if we are being told the whole truth.

Having taken part what now seems like an age ago in the rallies against the 2003 invasion of Iraq – the biggest protests Australia has seen since the Vietnam War, I’m more than a little miffed at the lack of public outrage at Australia’s compliance in 2015. Perhaps the media is doing a better job of selling its lies and deception this time around, but so far I remain unconvinced. I am tired of the blatant propaganda surrounding this illegal war. I’m tired of the persistent references to “civil war” in a country which is clearly being attacked by outside forces. I’m tired of hearing the government of Syria constantly referred to as “the Assad regime”, and carnal knowledge of dead animals aside, I’m well tired of David Cameron referring to Bashar al-Assad as a butcher.

So far as Washington’s support for terrorists is concerned, there’s no putting the cat back in the bag. I have argued this extensively in other essays, but it doesn’t take a political analyst to see that Obama, Netanyahu, Ergdogan, Salman and Abdullah before him have been working hand in glove with various terror groups to destabilize and ultimately remove the Syrian government for their own nefarious ends. Washington’s war hawks have bypassed congressional appropriations by directing their client state Saudi Arabia to deploy radical anti-Syrian (and often anti-US) militants against Assad, unleashing a wave of terror on the region. Playing both sides against the middle may have some merit in games of strategy, but willingly supporting terrorists who commit atrocities against civilians by any other name is still a war crime.

CONFUSED: President Obama now a victim of his own twisted official narrative on Syria.

Of course there are many players in this proxy war, each with their own interests: Obviously there’s the US and its allies, who in their relentless quest for world domination just can’t seem to keep their grubby hands out of other people’s business. In their latest adventure, United States Secretary of State John Kerry and the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in collusion with Wall Street insiders had contrived to control the entire region’s oil and gas reserves and to weaken Russia and Iran by selling cheap oil to China.

There’s Russia, whose soft underbelly comprises almost every country ending in ‘stan’ from which Islamist extremists might enter its borders. Already feeling the squeeze of tough trade sanctions since the shooting down of MH17, this manipulation of the oil market, despite weakening its economy, will likely strengthen its resolve.

There’s Israel, a newly created, US backed, militarised rogue state whose original British colonial design includes not just the annexation of both the West Bank and Gaza but of all the land from the Nile to the Euphrates including parts of Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, the Sinai, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. (The plan for Greater Israel involves the Balkanization of surrounding Arab states, beginning with Iraq, which is to be divided into Shia and Sunni territories and a separate Kurdish state.)

There’s China, an emerging superpower now lumbered with a stalling economy and forced to choose between a ready supply of cheap oil and the prospect of the war in Syria spilling into Iran, Southern Russia and eventually breaching its own western borders.

There’s Germany, which seems to have embraced the prospect of close to a million new low paid workers with the same enthusiasm with which it welcomed the surge of cheap skilled labour at the close of the Soviet era (an attitude perfectly consistent with EU ambitions to enforce human misery through austerity.)

And then there are the endless hordes now beating a path to Europe in what’s been called the biggest mass movement of refugees since WWII. It’s not just the Alawites, Yazidis and other religious and ethnic minorities once protected under Syria’s Ba’athist government who now face a grim future, but the entire Syrian population, of whom more than half are now internally displaced or have fled in fear for their lives. Pray tell what conceivable form of ‘regime change’ would ever allow these people to return to their homes?

Syria was and is the last secular nation state in the Middle East, and as has been argued by many, not least President Putin himself, it is for the people of Syria and nobody else to decide who will govern them. Russia is now working in concert with Iran, Hezbollah and other regional partners to end the horror brought to bear by Washington’s incessant meddling, and while Obama still condemns Russia’s strategy as “doomed to failure” and continues to demand Assad’s ultimate resignation, this outcome is looking increasingly less likely.

While China’s last minute arrival is obviously a game changer, it’s not like the US were never invited to the party. Putin’s attempts to forge an alliance of nations to deal with the growing threat of global terror have never specifically excluded US participation, but with the US demonstrably the world’s greatest sponsor of terrorism, it does make things a little awkward. As well as Iran, Iraq, Hezbollah and the Syrian Arab Army, the new coalition looks likely to include all members of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO); Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, and Tajikistan. This poses an obvious question right off the bat. Is Washington really afraid that Russia’s intervention will make matters worse in Syria? Or rather that putting an end to ISIS once and for all might render the US irrelevant?

What emerges from this picture is a strong sense that Washington’s war hawks are losing, or have lost, their grip over Middle East politics. The Iranian moderates who are inclined to cooperate with the West for economic reasons are naturally allied to Russia where the Syrian ISIS threat is concerned; the Gulf monarchies seem only too happy for Russia to broker a peace between warring Shi’ite and Sunni factions, and with Russia now flexing its military muscle, Netanyahu is hardly likely to be spoiling for a fight either.

Whether or not any of this could lead to a lasting peace in the Middle East it’s too early to say, and with the likes of Carly Fiorina now set to trump Trump for the GOP candidacy, and Hilary Clinton still a likely choice for the Democrats, Washington’s campaign for global hegemony is unlikely to end any time soon. It does however seem that we may have reached a turning point. Could the battle for Syria prove a victory for peace and diplomacy in an increasingly multi-polar world? Or is this how WWIII begins?


Obama's Gutless fantasy ridden diatribe humiliates Americans while Putin "tells it as it is"

Washington Never Joins a Coalition That It Cannot Control
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s message at the UN General Assembly was stark; either sovereign states get together in a broad coalition against all forms of terror, and the principle of statehood is respected as enshrined in the UN charter - or there will be chaos.

By Pepe Escobar

29 September, 2015

This UN General Assembly revealed that the Obama administration's perpetual newspeak does not cut it anymore. A review of UN speeches by both Putin and Obama is almost painful to watch. Putin acted like a serious global statesman. Obama acted like a poseur flunking a screen test.
Putin's key talking points could not but be easily accessible to the Global South — his prime audience, much more than the industrialized West.

1) The export of color — or monochromatic — revolutions is doomed.

2) The alternative to the primacy of statehood is chaos. This implies that the Assad system in Syria may be immensely problematic, but it's the only game in town. The alternative is ISIS/ISIL/Daesh barbarism. There's no credible "moderate opposition" — as there was not in NATO-"liberated" Libya.

3) Only the UN — as flawed as it may be — is a guarantor of peace and security in our imperfect, realpolitik geopolitical environment.

Gotta slay those myths

Washington believed its own Arab Spring myth in 2011, betting that after Tunis and Cairo, Damascus would fall in a flash.

The Beltway believed its own myth of "moderate rebels" taking power.

The Beltway did not listen to Syrian minorities warning about the danger of an extremist Sunni/Salafi-jihadi take over.
Thus the current Syrian tragedy; the end result of a formidably complex power play, political and religious, Syrian, regional and global.

ISIS/ISIL/Daesh — for all its barbarism — may eventually win a few battles, but it won't control the whole of "Syraq".

To defeat the cancer, there's only one possibility: a real military campaign conducted by a real coalition including the US, Russia, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia.

Washington though never joins a coalition that it cannot control at will.

Thus a possible road map of what may lie ahead — as debated by Obama and Putin, face to face, for 90 minutes in New York; a two-headed coalition, one led by the US, the other led by Russia, but "coordinating" on the ground.

Still, Moscow will be struggling to form a wide-ranging coalition duly approved by the UN.

The task is immense. "Syraq" will have to be reconstituted.

That implies an Iraq acceptable for all Iraqis — and that's impossible to accomplish without Iran. And a Syria acceptable to all Syrians — and that's impossible without Iran and Russia.

Washington after all would have never been able to accomplish both in the first place. The Empire of Chaos specializes in nation breaking, not nation building.

Gotta slay that dragon

Gorbachev wanted to integrate the USSR in the European family — aiming for a Europe from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

Post-Soviet Russia though was not even invited to enter the house. What happened was NATO colonization of the former Soviet space.

Gorbachev dreamed that the West would share peace dividends with Russia. What Russia got instead was a neoliberal shock — and a humiliated society treated as a loser of the Cold War. Exceptionalism prevailed.
Under Putin, Russia tried once again a strategic partnership with the EU. Does anyone remember Sergey Lavrov as late as 2011 swearing that modernization of Russia was ready to go as a pan-European project, just as in the time of Peter the Great?

Yet by 2007, Putin had changed the game, and was ready to openly contest the unipolar "order" — and slowly but surely project Russia back to the geopolitical limelight.

Post-Ukraine, still under sanctions, but armed with a strategic partnership with China, the time for a checkmate is now.

In New York, Putin even proposed the lineaments of a New World Order. The genuine article, not that "vision thing" concocted by Daddy Bush post-collapse of the USSR.

It would be an equitable, fair world order — where state sovereignty is respected, sanctions are meaningless, NATO ceases to expand ad infinitum and exceptionalism does not apply.

The devil will be in the (many) details, of course. For instance, if a coalition to fight ISIS/ISIL/Daesh is forged and blessed by the UN, it will need the — virtually impossible — cohabitation of Sunnis and Shi'ites.

And in the near future, Brussels will have to tame visceral internal antagonism to have the European Union interacting with the Russia-led Eurasia Economic Union (EEU), which by that time will be totally integrated with the China-led New Silk Roads.

What's certain — for the overwhelming majority of the Global South — is that the Empire of Chaos made a mess everywhere, from Northern Africa and Southwest Asia to Russia's western borderlands.

Putin now rides into the hellish mess ready to slay the dragon of chaos — and the machinations of the Empire of Chaos. His sword? The UN. No wonder checkmated neocons, neoliberalcons and "humanitarian" imperialists can barely conceal their apoplexy.

Obama Deifies American Hegemony
Paul Craig Roberts

29 September, 2015

In his UN General Assembly address, Obama attempted to cover up Washington's massive war crimes, crimes that have killed and displaced millions of peoples in seven countries, with feel good rhetoric about standing up to dictators.

Today is the 70th anniversary of the UN. It is not clear how much good the UN has done. Some UN Blue Hemet peacekeeping operations had limited success. But mainly Washington has used the UN for war, such as the Korean War and Washington's Cold War against the Soviet Union. In our time Washington had UN tanks sent in against Bosnian Serbs during the period that Washington was dismantling Yugoslavia and Serbia and accusing Serbian leaders, who tried to defend the integrity of their country against Washington's aggression, of "war crimes."

The UN supported Washington's sanctions against Iraq that resulted in the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children. When asked about it, Clinton's Secretary of State said, with typical American heartlessness, that the deaths of the children were worth it. In 2006 the UN voted sanctions against Iran for exercising its right as a signatory of the non-proliferation treaty to develop atomic energy. Washington claimed without any evidence that Iran was building a nuclear weapon in violation of the non-proliferation treaty, and this lie was accepted by the UN. Washington's false claim was repudiated by all 16 US intelligence agencies and by the International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors on the ground in Iran, but in the face of the factual evidence the US government and its presstitute media pressed the claim to the point that Russia had to intervene and take the matter out of Washington's warmonger hands. Russia's intervention to prevent US military attacks on Iran and Syria resulted in the demonization of Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin. "Facts?!, Washington don't need no stinkin' facts! We got power!" Today at the UN Obama asserted America's over-riding power many times: the strongest military in the world, the strongest economy in the world.

The UN has done nothing to stop Washington's invasions and bombings, illegal under international law, of seven countries or Obama's overthrow by coup of democratic governments in Honduras and Ukraine, with more in the works.

The UN does provide a forum for countries and populations within countries that are suffering oppression to post complaints-except, of course, for the Palestinians, who, despite the boundaries shown on maps and centuries of habitation by Palestinians, are not even recognized by the UN as a state.

On this 70th anniversary of the UN, I have spent much of the day listening to the various speeches. The most truthful ones were delivered by the presidents of Russia and Iran. The presidents of Russia and Iran refused to accept the Washington-serving reality or Matrix that Obama sought to impose on the world with his speech. Both presidents forcefully challenged the false reality that the propagandistic Western media and its government masters seek to create in order to continue to exercise their hegemony over everyone else.

What about China? China's president left the fireworks to Putin, but set the stage for Putin by rejecting US claims of hegemony: "The future of the world must be shaped by all countries." China's president spoke in veiled terms against Western neoliberal economics and declared that "China's vote in the UN will always belong to the developing countries."

In the masterly way of Chinese diplomacy, the President of China spoke in a non-threatening, non-provocative way. His criticisms of the West were indirect. He gave a short speech and was much applauded.

Obama followed second to the President of Brazil, who used her opportunity for PR for Brazil, at least for the most part. Obama gave us the traditional Washington spiel:

The US has worked to prevent a third world war, to promote democracy by overthrowing governments with violence, to respect the dignity and equal worth of all peoples except for the Russians in Ukraine and Muslims in Somalia, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Pakistan.

Obama declared Washington's purpose to "prevent bigger countries from imposing their will on smaller ones." Imposing its will is what Washington has been doing throughout its history and especially under Obama's regime.

All those refugees overrunning Europe? Washington has nothing to do with it. The refugees are the fault of Assad who drops bombs on people.

When Assad drops bombs it oppresses people, but when Washington drops bombs it liberates them. Obama justified Washington's violence as liberation from "dictators," such as Assad in Syria, who garnered 80% of the vote in the last election, a vote of confidence that Obama never received and never will.

Obama said that it wasn't Washington that violated Ukraine's sovereignty with a coup that overthrew a democratically elected government. It was Russia, whose president invaded Ukraine and annexed Crimera and is trying to annex the other breakaway republics, Russian populations who object to the Russophobia of Washington's puppet government in Ukraine.

Obama said with a straight face that sending 60 percent of the US fleet to bottle up China in the South China Sea was not an act of American aggression but the protection of the free flow of commerce. Obama implied that China was a threat to the free flow of commerce, but, of course, Washington's real concern is that China is expanding its influence by expanding the free flow of commerce.

Obama denied that the US and Israel employ violence. This is what Russia and Syria do, asserted Obama with no evidence. Obama said that he had Libya attacked in order to "prevent a massacre," but, of course, the NATO attack on Libya perpetrated a massacre, an ongoing one. But it was all Gaddafi's fault. He was going to massacre his own people, so Washington did it for him.

Obama justified all of Washington's violence against millions of peoples on the grounds that Washington is well-meaning and saving the world from dictators. Obama attempted to cover up Washington's massive war crimes, crimes that have killed and displaced millions of peoples in seven countries, with feel good rhetoric about standing up to dictators.

Did the UN General Assembly buy it? Probably the only one present sufficiently stupid to buy it was the UK's Cameron. The rest of Washington's vassals went through the motion of supporting Obama's propaganda, but there was no conviction in their voices.

Vladimir Putin would have none of it. He said that the UN works, if it works, by compromise and not by he imposition of one country's will, but after the end of the Cold War "a single center of domination arose in the world"-the "exceptional" country. This country, Putin said, seeks its own course which is not one of compromise or attention to the interests of others.
In response to Obama's speech that Russia and its ally Syria wear the black hats, Putin said in reference to Obama's speech that "one should not manipulate words."

Putin said that Washington repeats its mistakes by relying on violence which results in poverty and social destruction. He asked Obama: "Do you realize what you have done?"

Yes, Washington realizes it, but Washington will not admit it.

Putin said that "ambitious America accuses Russia of ambitions" while Washington's ambitions run wild, and that the West cloaks its aggression as fighting terrorism while Washington finances and encourages terrorism.

The President of Iran said that terrorism was created by the US invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq and by US support for the Zionist destruction of Palestine.

Obama's speech made clear that Washington accepts no responsibility for the destruction of the lives and prospects of millions of Muslims. The refugees from Washington's wars who are overflowing Europe are the fault of Assad, Obama declared.

Obama's claim to represent "international norms" was an assertion of US hegemony, and was recognized as such by the General Assembly.

What the world is faced with is two rogue anti-democratic governments-the US and Israel-that believe that their "exceptionalism" makes them above the law. International norms mean Washington's and Israel's norms.

Countries that do not comply with international norms are countries that do not comply with Washington and Israel's dictates.

The presidents of Russia, China, and Iran did not accept Washington's definition of "international norms."

The lines are drawn. Unless the American people come to their senses and expel the Washington warmongers, war is our future.

The Russia-Iran-Iraq-Syria Joint “Information Center” against America’s ISIS Foot Soldiers

Russia has taken the initiative in the Middle East. Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria have made an agreement to set a joint information center to coordinate their operations against ISIS. The center will be based in Baghdad.

The main goal of the center will be gathering, processing and analyzing current information about the situation in the Middle East – primarily for fighting IS. The Iraqi army’s joint operations command confirmed the agreement on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Syrian troops took control of the hills overlooking the Eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus, pushed the Jaish al-Islam terrorist group from there. Positions on the top hills allow to maintain supply routes in the sector.

From Pepe Escobar -

"OK, guys, here's how it works. We'll pull a Donbass in Syria. Daesh will fall into the trap, just like the Ukrainian army did. Our Sukhois will cut off supplies for Daesh in western Syria. We will create multiple cauldrons. And then the Syria Arab Army, the Iraqi militias led by Soleimani and the Iranian advisers will finish the job. Popcorn? "

From Mark Sleboda -

Yes - the New Cold War does have an ideological facet, as well
ex Unipolar Universalism vs Multipolar Particularism

Obama: Everyone believes as we do
Putin: No, we don't.
Obama: Yes, you do.
Putin: No, we REALLY don't.
Obama: You will after we finishing "liberating" you.
Putin: *sigh* 

Vice News claims: "US senior official: Putin and Obama agree on joint strikes against ISIS"

September 29, 2015 - 
Vasiliy Ablyazimov, PolitNavigator - 
Translated for Fort Russ by J. Arnoldski 
Putin and Obama agreed on coordinating air strikes against ISIS” - according to Vice News. 

Citing an anonymous source, the American publication Vice News writes that after a 90 minute meeting US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on coordinating air strikes against ISIS terrorists. 

The publication reads: “After US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin traded barbs during their speeches at the UN General Assembly on Monday, the leaders of the two countries met for 90 minutes behind closed doors inside the deliberation room of the UN Security Council.

The bilateral meeting, which took pace in the company of ministers and advisers, including Secretary of State John Kerry, was perhaps the most exciting and anticipated political event amidst a year of general disagreement. The discussion was largely devoted to the civil war in Syria, where Russia has recently increased its military presence, sending personnel, planes, and automobiles.”

Six Sukhoi Su-34 aircraft have eventually arrived at Latakia to join the Russian contingent already there.
Images allegedly shot around the al-Assad International Airport clearly show one Russian Fullback about to land at the airbase in western Syria where 28 Russian aircraft have arrived last week.