There is a feeling in Moscow that the outgoing US Democratic administration, through its latest decisions, is trying to take a revenge on Republican Donald Trump over his victory in the presidential election, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Sputnik on Saturday.
The alliance between the US and Israel is strong despite existing disagreements, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said following a spat with the US Secretary of State John Kerry over the stalled Middle East peace process. Radio Sputnik discussed the issue with Dr. Alon Ben-Meir, expert from New York University in Middle East politics.
https://youtu.be/kgQKqMfuCuY I tweeted this earlier. Once again, Russia/Putin are behaving as the “adults in the room”. There was also a Kremlin announcement about this. Here is a portion: “As it proceeds from international practice, Russia has reasons to respond in kind. Although we have the right to retaliate, we will not resort to irresponsible ‘kitchen’ […]
I feel Mr. Roberts presents a quite balanced view of what is going on, although I see all of this as one of the “last ditch efforts” by “the cabal” to either maintain control or burn all the bridges it can before they have to leave, or are taken out.
“Obama has announced new sanctions on Russia based on unsubstantiated charges by the CIA that the Russian government influenced the outcome of the US presidential election with “malicious cyber-enabled activities.”
“The report is a description of “tools and infrastructure used by Russian intelligence services to compromise and exploit networks and infrastructure associated with the recent U.S. election, as well as a range of U.S. government, political and private sector entities.”… [and] does not provide any evidence that the tools and infrastructure were used to influence the outcome of the US presidential election.
“Moreover, the report begins with this disclaimer: “DISCLAIMER: This report is provided ‘as is’ for informational purposes only. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not provide any warranties of any kind regarding any information contained within.”
“What is going on here?… First, there is the question of the legality of the sanctions even if there were evidence… Second, it is clear that Obama, the CIA, and the New York Times are fully aware that the allegation is false… Third, President Trump can rescind the sanctions in 21 days, a third reason that the sanctions are ridiculous.
“One obvious answer [to why] is that the neoconized Obama regime is desperate to ruin US-Russian relations past the point that Trump can repair them… facts no longer have a role in the United States and its empire. Allegations alone suffice, whether in court cases, interrogation centers, foreign and domestic policies, or classrooms. The US even bases its military invasions on false allegations—“weapons of mass destruction.” Indeed, the entirely of US foreign policy since the Clinton regime has been based on nothing but false allegations.
“As expected, Putin’s response to the latest provocation is low key as the “sanctions” appear to be meaningless on the surface [link]. However, in the event that something dangerous is below the surface, the Russian government might want to consider putting its military forces on alert.”
Obama has announced new sanctions on Russia based on unsubstantiated charges by the CIA that the Russian government influenced the outcome of the US presidential election with “malicious cyber-enabled activities.”
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a report “related to the declaration of 35 Russian officials persona non grata for malicious cyber activity and harassment.”
The report is a description of “tools and infrastructure used by Russian intelligence services to compromise and exploit networks and infrastructure associated with the recent U.S. election, as well as a range of U.S. government, political and private sector entities.”
One year ends and a new one begins. That means it’s time to take stock of where we’ve been and where we’re going and few are better at pointing the way than The Golden Jackass.
For this call, I asked Jim to primarily focus his comments on three, specific areas of interest for 2017:
- The global bond market, QE and interest rates
- The Italian and Eurozone banking sector
- The Trump Administration versus The Established Elites
As usual, I think you’ll find this entertaining and very informative. Enjoy the show and be sure to have a safe and relaxing New Year’s weekend.
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Through his website http://www.goldenjackass.com/ Jim has developed a subscription-based newsletter service which is second-to-none in its quality and its “outside-the-box” thinking. Jim’s very affordable service, The Hat Trick Letter, can be found here: http://www.goldenjackass.com/subscribe.html
p.s. As you can tell by his bio picture, he has an extraordinarily large brain, which he uses to all of our benefit.
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