Venezuelans Face Rising Threat Of War.

by Jerry Alatalo

omeone famously (and accurately) described the February 2014 U.S.-planned coup in Ukraine, – which overthrew the democratically elected government of Victor Yanukovich and led to civil war – as the most obvious, blatant coup in world history.

People might remember the January 2019 U.S.-planned coup attempt in Venezuela as even more obvious.

In 2014 and Ukraine, the Obama/Clinton State Department and Victoria Nuland appointed the new president “Yats”, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who shortly afterwards resigned and was replaced by Petro Poroshenko. Ms. Nuland, infamous for her “F@%k the EU!” and “Yats is the guy” unforgettable assertions – caught on an intercepted phone call which quickly went viral on the internet, spoke in front of a group of corporate energy bigs and noted the expenditure of $5,000,000,000 in U.S. taxpayer monies for Ukraine.

In 2019, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence named Juan Guaido the new president of Venezuela, Guaido swearing himself into office, and thus sharing with “Yats” the distinct achievement of appointment as leader of a government overthrown via illegal coup by the big boys from Washington, D.C.. Ukraine is, as the phrase goes, a “done deal”; Venezuelans can hopefully avoid repeating what happened in Ukraine: deadly, unnecessary civil war.

As yet, no Trump administration official has, like Ms. Nuland had done, shared the number of billions in taxpayers’ dollars spent on the effort to overthrow democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, – however, one might estimate much more than $5 billion, given Venezuela possesses the largest oil reserves on planet Earth.

Whatever the number of $billions, John Bolton seems confident in the investment. He went on Fox News business media casually talking about U.S. oil corporations taking over Venezuela’s oil production, as if it were already a “done deal”.

Similarly, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is referring to Venezuela’s elected top politician as “former President Maduro”, as if the over six million people who voted for him and lifted him into the highest office (for the second time) no longer exist.

That Venezuela has stopped taking $ as payment and has influence in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and considering the possibility that OPEC nations could accelerate the trend of decreased use of U.S. dollars for oil purchases, people might get a better sense of why Donald Trump and his administration are so anxious to place Juan Guaido in the Venezuela big chair.

OPEC consists of Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. Unfortunately for Americans, their governments have, – especially since the false flag of September 11, 2001 and intended over-17-year fraudulent “war of terror” – alienated much of the rest of the world, and severely tarnished America’s reputation, through implementing massively deadly war as the means of increasing business markets share and profits.

Like the alcohol-addicted men in small towns whose propensity for needlessly beating up others leads to their having to relocate … with reputation burnt up in the Middle East-North Africa region, Venezuela became the easily-predicted obvious next target for the Trump administration.

The people of Venezuela face the very real possibility of experiencing what the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen have become forced to endure since 9/11: the completely unnecessary nightmare of horrific war, violence, displacement, injury and destruction.

The sad part of the story is that 9/11 and all the human-tragedy, bogus “terrorist” wars of choice never needed to happen. Nations and corporations doing fair trade for reasonable profits while willing to follow international law and embracing non-intervention philosophy? …

Perhaps the United States of America can begin repairing with sincerity the self-inflicted damage to its global reputation. Perhaps not, but one thing is for certain.

The good people of Venezuela would greatly appreciate such a path in these days and nights of their overwhelming worry.

Peace.

(Thank you to The Real News Network at YouTube)

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New Film “The Spider’s Web” Exposes Greed-Fueled Corruption Of Global Elites.

by Jerry Alatalo

Producers Of “The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire” Show The Way.

A film by Michael Oswald – One hour, 18 minutes

he British Empire transformed from a colonial power to a financial power. The global secrecy for the world’s elites began in earnest during the 1960s in the British offshore colony of Cayman Islands, one of many smaller remaining British colonies to eventually host tax-evasion “sweet-spots” for global elites.

The people choosing to hide their money, profits and assets are figures well-known and well-heeled in realms political, business, entertainment, sports, mafia/criminal, etc., for the direct purpose of evading paying their fair share of taxes, as most everyday citizens do. Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) serves as one of the prime historical examples of the fraudulent, criminal, war-making, negative consequential outgrowths of the bank secrecy historical phenomenon.

Trusts as perhaps the major “tool of all tools” for those various elites become discussed during the documentary, while illustrating potentially $50 trillions of dollars in trust assets moved to tax haven jurisdictions, effectively an impenetrable structure for tax officials in nations where the assets originated, due to engineered, intentionally highly complex schemes devised by management and employees at the world’s most powerful accounting, banking and legal companies.

Politicians like former British Prime Minister David Cameron, whose own father hid wealth in tax havens, tell the people of their nations one thing – “We must end tax evasion by establishing 100% transparency” – while in reality no actions are ever subsequently taken to alter or resolve the problem of tax evasion.

This describes a perfect example of individuals “speaking with forked tongue”, illustrated shortly after a major 2013 leak of British Virgin Islands (BVI) banking records received worldwide media coverage, where David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama practiced their coordinated, feigned “forked tongues” public outrage charade.

After their public relations joint press event in response to the BVI scandal, neither Cameron nor Obama acted in any substantial ways to diminish or end tax evasion. In other words, five years ago in 2013, Cameron and Obama lied through their teeth. The same goes for the later Panama Papers release, among other revelations.

Men and women who speak out on the $trillion per year global tax evasion industry most often are on the receiving end of harsh retribution, – evolved in manners which are very subtle, but nonetheless, thus far, effective in smashing down the voices of those willing to fight against historic-level corruption fueled by sheer greed.

Like men and women who speak out strongly against other major historically important lies such as the 9/11 deception, the Bill Browder-Magnitsky Act scandal, false flag chemical weapons operations in Syria, etc., taking on the world’s most wealthy and powerful with regard to tax havens is difficult because of complexity surrounding the issue(s) and less-than-ideal public awareness, and so extremely challenging.

Speaking of the 9/11 deception, clearly the most important scandal of the 21st century … after 17 years the men and women of the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry have initiated a guaranteed legal path toward uncovering the harsh truth.

Despite Bill Browder and his legal team’s efforts to suppress the truth … found in Andrei Nekrasov’s  brilliant film “The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes”, Alex Krainer’s book “Grand Deception: The Bill Browder Hoax”, and Browder’s shell company records in Cyprus sought by Russian tax officials, the Browder-Magnitsky scandal – a close 2nd behind 9/11 on the list of important stories of the 21st century – is rapidly coming into the awareness of more and more people the world over.

The obstacles to total public awareness of secret, dangerous, harmful actions carried out by the handful comprising the world’s elites for decades are certainly not insurmountable.

The morally-motivated people behind production of “The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire”, along with men and women working to expose related major historical events and criminal phenomena, are taking concrete, positive action – and leading the way.

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For more information, please visit the Tax Justice Network.

 (Thank you to Independent POV at YouTube)

“Grand Deception” Book Review

“Krainer makes it clear that the Browder operation was not masterminded by Browder and Safra, writing that while Safra was a ‘key middle man’ in bringing in U.S. dollars to buy up Russia’s wealth, ‘the masterminds of the operation were individuals in the very top echelons of power at the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury Department.’”

The immensity of the William Browder-Magnitsky Act scandal ranks it, arguably, – given today’s unprecedented, precarious, rapidly-evolving state of international relations – the most important story of the 21st century.

The Naked Hedgie

Positive reviews are one of the most gratifying rewards in publishing a book, but reviews that are as thoughtful and generous as the one I’ve recently received from Harley Schlanger is a rare thing. More rare still is a review that actually adds depth and perspective to the subject matter and is a worthwhile read in itself. Here goes:

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John Bolton Military Threat Endangers World Peace.

by Jerry Alatalo

“Locked and loaded.”

any serious world affairs analysts around the Earth share the following interpretation. United States President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton’s threat of military action against the elected Syrian government of Bashar al Assad signals an imminent “false flag” chemical weapons event inside the last remaining terrorist stronghold in Syria – Idlib.

The last (most recent) Syrian false flag (filmed by the White Helmets) occurred in mid-April on the outskirts of Damascus in Douma. It was subsequently shown to actually have been the theatrical filming of Douma residents being washed down with hoses, where no chemical weapons whatsoever were present. After a White Helmets member acted as one who’d yell “Fire!” where there was none in a crowded theater, creating uncalled for panic … he yelled “Chemical attack!”, – whereupon his White Helmets co-conspirator started filming.

The White Helmets video of the non-chemical event quickly became front page news around the Earth, Western leaders Donald Trump of the United States, the United Kingdom’s Theresa May and France’s Emmanuel Macron used the “evidence” to break international law in firing 103 missiles onto Syria … and all despite the fact those in the Douma hospital room where the non-event occurred clarified the truth in short order.

Hassan became famous the world over … That is, everywhere on Earth except the West.

Eleven-year old Hassan Diab of Douma was “center stage” in the fictional video, and soon became known by people the world over. Journalists interviewed him and his father, allowing the father and son to offer the truthful narrative. Others in the hospital room that day, including doctors and nurses, equally achieved their “15 minutes of fame” after sharing the truth of what happened.

Young Hassan, his father, the mentioned attendant doctors, nurses and others traveled to the Hague and gave their full testimonies, including a 2-hours long press conference/question-and-answer session.

After it became clear the alleged Douma event involved people being treated for smoke/dust inhalation from conventional weapons explosions, over four months have passed and neither Donald Trump, Theresa May nor Emmanuel Macron have publicly acknowledged Hassan Diab and the other witnesses. The leaders have ignored the staged event nature of that globally publicized video, and offered no comment, much less offered an extensive explanation or sincere apology for the destruction their missiles wrought.

Outside of the cable news group One America Network, veteran respected British journalist Robert Fisk, and hundreds of independent/internet journalists and media groups, Western corporate news organizations have been just as strangely silent as Trump, May and Macron. In the over four months since Douma, Western “pressitute” journalists have offered no explanation or acknowledgement of the Douma witnesses or their easily available Hague public event.

In March, shortly before the April non-event in Douma, it is instructive to recall that Yulia and Sergei Skripal became the widely reported victims of some type of alleged nerve agent, which Theresa May and her Tory government quickly blamed on Russia. Some have speculated (including this writer) the Skripal incident was part of a coordinated false flag, covert intelligence operation designed to paint Russia and Syria in the minds of the public as “ruthless chemical weapons murderers”, and molding public opinion into acceptance of the eventual Trump, May, Macron illegal attack on Syria.

For five months, despite repeated attempts, Russian government authorities have experienced a total stonewalling and lack of cooperation by the May Tory government on the Skripal affair, with British authorities ignoring clear rules set forth on these types of incidents by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Yulia and Sergei Skripal have made full recoveries from what most experts describe as, – if military-grade nerve agent the United Kingdom alleges was deployed … “multiple times the lethal killing power of sarin” – contact resulting in “certain death”.

Besides a very brief, short-on-depth/detail, no-questions appearance by Yulia Skripal recorded by Reuters, neither her or her father Sergei Skripal have engaged/talked with independent journalists, or even corporate media. The two could be said to have essentially disappeared from the face of the Earth.

In an inverse related manner, the Skripal story shares significant aspects with the Douma story, particularly Western media, Trump, May, Macron … others’ total silence on Yulia and Sergei Skripal.

Shortly before John Bolton’s dangerous and provocative threat of military force against Syria, both the United States and United Kingdom pushed forth extreme, increased sanctions against the Russian Federation – for the alleged responsibility of Russia regarding the March attack on the Skripals. People might want to think about the timing of the harsher sanctions against Russia and Bolton’s threats against Syria, including consideration of another coordinated, covert intelligence false flag operation.

The intention is provision of a pretext for escalated war.

These are unbelievably dangerous developments.

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(Thank you to RT America at YouTube)