Sunday, April 12, 2015

The U.S. and Russia: Frenemies or Just a Show?

"Behind an eminence front
Eminence front, it's a put on
It's an eminence front
It's an eminence front, it's a put on...

Come on join the party, dress to kill
Won't you come and join the party
Dress to kill? Dress to kill..."                          The Who - "Eminence Front"

Some of us realize it's a set-up. We're supposed to believe that although the Cold War ended in December 1989 with the Malta Summit between President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President, George H. W. Bush the post Cold War relationship between both countries remained tenuous and now soured because of Ukraine. Supposedly, U.S. and Russia's relationship unraveled to the point Chechnya (part of the Russia Federation) is suggesting invasion of the U.S. via arming of Mexico; and a Russian geopolitical analyst, Konstantin Sivkov, "...says the best way to attack the United States is to detonate nuclear weapons to trigger a supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park or along the San Andreas fault line on California's coast. They want us to believe we're at the brink of war because of Russia.

Other web news includes concerns about possible "terrorist" use of dirty bombs, and detonation of EMP (electromagnetic pulse) bombs which can be nuclear or non-nuclear. EMP research has been going on for over fifty years; both the U.S. and Russia (Project K) have tested EMP bombs; "electromagnetic pulses are the ultimate weapon against anything electronic — from telephone wires to the power grid to the computer chips that control cars, planes, and smartphones." Massive EMP bombs can "wipe out the country's infrastructure". In this age of constant umbilical cord-like hook-up via phones to Facebook and other social media, just knocking out communications would be enough to cause chaos. But the EMP won't discriminate; it'll leave humans unzapped, but easily unhinged and then panicked because of our modern society's reliance on power grids, various electronics, and vehicles.
Russia has sold EMP weaponry to North Korea, and if used could potentially wipe out the electronics and electrical grids in most of Asia. In another example given, Iran containerships sitting 100 to 200 miles off the Coast of Mexico would have the capability of launching an EMP bomb over the U.S. in less than 60 seconds.

Of note: Our planet receives EMP from the sun; solar flares are monitored and occur in varying strengths. Mostly it results in what we see as the beautiful Aurora Borealis. Sometimes, though rarely, the EMP from solar flares causes electrical problems as evidenced by a major power outage in Quebec in 1989, and the Halloween Storms in 2003.

Want to know what really goes on? Follow the money:

"War is a racket. It always has been...A few profit - and the many pay. But there is a way to stop it. You can't end it by disarmament conferences. You can't eliminate it by peace parleys at Geneva. Well-meaning but impractical groups can't wipe it out by resolutions. It can be smashed effectively only by taking the profit out of war."  Major General Smedley Butler, USMC (born July 30, 1881 - died June 21, 1940). Author of War is a Racket.


As mentioned before, a good friend said "follow the money"; simple, but so true. The majority of the problems at any level, and around the world are because of greed and its partner called power. Therefore, we should worry less about natural occurrences, including solar flares, and focus on man-made problems - the contrivances by those in power, along with their propaganda leading us to wars. It starts with creating the images:

"The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five." Carl Sagan

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."   Albert Einstein

"Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die."  Herbert Hoover

Mainstream media made sure we saw President Vladimir Putin this way; he must have great propaganda publicists. Hillary Clinton looks greatly impressed, doesn't she? 

However, this irreverent pose by former President George W. Bush wasn't helpful for his image. Bush probably never kissed a puppy nor any cattle for that matter.

Bush carrying tree branches will have to do. 

Wonder who is Bush's publicist...

Despite the threats by both sides, various sanctions by the U.S., the U.S. placing "defensive" missiles in Poland and a radar in the Czech Republic (only 18% of their people supported it)...the Russians' rearmament of Novosibirsk and Tagil divisions with upgraded RS-24 Yars rockets to evade the U.S.'s Poland-placed anti-ballistic missiles, the Russians banning adoption of Russian children by any U.S. citizens, the temporary closing of 438 McDonalds stores citing sanitary concerns, Russia arming Assad's army in Syria and separatists in the Ukraine the U.S. said was responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, etc....As evidenced by a pattern of other actions, it appears both sides are really more cohesive than not, and likely gearing up for the same goals (Russia-U.S. relations).

For example, the "U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission" (also called "Obama-Medvedev Commission") by-passed approval through the U.S. citizens' elected officials/Congress (similar to Presidential Executive Orders), and was announced July 6, 2009 during Obama's visit to Moscow.

After signing the agreement, the commission was coordinated by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with the purpose of "identifying areas of cooperation and pursuing joint projects and actions that strengthen strategic stability, international security, economic well-being, and the development of ties between the Russian and American people...".

Thirteen working groups were originally part of the commission, with three additional groups added later: Counterterrorism, Environment, and Military to Military. (Ibid). From the Department of State this is the list; which the source should've updated to 20 working groups (from the website: U.S. Department of the State):

  • Agriculture
  • Arms Control and International Security
  • Business Development and Economic Relations
  • Counternarcotics
  • Counterterrorism
  • Cyber
  • Defense Relations
  • Education, Culture, Sports, and Media
  • Emergency Situations
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Innovation
  • Military Cooperation
  • Military Technical Cooperation
  • Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Security
  • Rule of Law
  • Science and Technology
  • Space Cooperation
  • Steering Group

U.S.-Russian Bilateral Presidential Commission: Working Groups

Agriculture: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack and Russian Minister of Agriculture Nikolay Fedorov
U.S. Primary Contact:
Jonathan Gressel
Director, Eurasia Division
Office of Country and Regional Affairs
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Washington, D.C. 20250
Tel: (202) 720-8243
Email this working group

Arms Control and International Security: U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov
U.S. Primary Contact:
James Timbie
Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary
U.S. Department of State, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security
Washington, D.C. 20520
Tel: (202) 647-4404
Email this working group

Business Development and Economic Relations: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Russian Minister of Economic Development Aleksey Ulyukayev
U.S. Primary Contact:
Matthew Edwards
Office Director, Office of Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia
U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Washington, D.C. 20230
Tel: (202) 482-4365
Fax: (202) 482-3042
Email this working group

Counternarcotics: U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy Acting Director Michael P. Botticelli and Russian Federal Drug Enforcement Service Director Viktor Ivanov
U.S. Primary Contact:
John T. Beattie
Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy
Washington, D.C. 20504
Tel: (202) 395-6664
Email this working group

Counterterrorism: U.S. Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Jerry Lanier and Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation on Counterterrorism and Transnational Organized Crime Alexander Zmeyevskiy
U.S. Primary Contact:
Lonni Reasor
Senior Policy Officer for Counterterrorism
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
Washington, D.C. 20520
Tel: (202) 647-6736
Fax: (202) 647-0697
Email this working group

Cyber:  U.S. Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel and Russian Deputy Secretary of the Security Council Nikolay Klimashin
U.S. Primary Contact:
Benjamin Boudreaux
Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues (S/CCI)
U.S. Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20250
Tel: (202) 647-5826
Email this working group

Defense Relations: U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter and Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu
U.S. Primary Contact:
Col. James D. Lampton
Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Policy
U.S. Department of Defense
Washington, D.C. 20330
Tel: (703) 692-3917
Fax: (703) 697-0499
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Education, Culture, Sports, and MediaThe U.S. Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel and Russian Special Presidential Representative for International Culture Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy
U.S. Primary Contact:
Anaida Haas
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
Washington, D.C. 20520
Tel: (202) 647-5993
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Emergency Situations: (FEMA, emphasis added) U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate and Russian Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov
U.S. Primary Contact:
Jess M. Bratton
Senior International Affairs Specialist
International Affairs Division
Office of External Affairs
Department of Homeland Security/FEMA
Office: (202) 212-2185
Email this working group

Energy: U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Russian Minister of Energy Aleksandr Novak
U.S. Primary Contact:
Paul Tumminia
Desk Officer for Russia
Department of Energy, Office of Russian and Eurasian Affairs
Washington, D.C. 20585
Tel: (202) 586-8036
Fax: (202) 586-5150
Email this working group

Environment: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment Dan Reifsnyder (Acting) and Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Coordinator for International Cooperation Nuritdin Inamov
U.S. Primary Contact:
Shelbie Legg
Ecology and Conservation Office
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
Tel: (202) 647-0658
Fax: (202) 736-7351
Email this working group

Health: U.S. Chairperson (TBD) and Russian Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova
U.S. Primary Contact:
Yelena Shnayder, M.H.S.
International Health Analyst
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Global Affairs
Washington, D.C. 20201
Tel: (202) 260-0442
Fax: (202) 260-0396
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Innovation: U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Ann Novelli and Russia Chairperson (TBD)
U.S. Primary Contacts:
Craig Reilly
Office of Commercial and Business Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20520
Tel: (202) 647-0383
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Military Cooperation: Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey and Russian Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Army General Valeriy Gerasimov
U.S. Primary Contacts:
COL Sewaphorn (Noy) Rovira
Pol-Mil Planner, Russia
Joint Staff ENR-EEE
Tel: (703) 693-3365
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Military Technical Cooperation: U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade and Regional Security Beth McCormick and Russian Deputy Director, Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), Head of the Russian Delegation Anatoliy Punchuk
U.S. Primary Contacts:
Ms. Efthymia D. Alexiou
Programs Manager for Russia
International Cooperation Directorate in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
U.S. Department of Defense
Tel: (571) 372-5267
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Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Security: U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman and Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” Director General Sergey Kiriyenko
U.S. Primary Contacts:
Lauren Lafaro
Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation
Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration
Washington, D.C. 20585
Tel: (202) 586-0653
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Rule of Law:  Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States and Alexander Konovalov, Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
U.S. Primary Contacts:
Catherine L. Newcombe
U.S. Department of Justice
(202) 616-0754 (office)
(202) 616-8429 (fax)
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Science and Technology: U.S. Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy John Holdren and Russian Ministry of Education and Science, Minister Dmitry Livanov
U.S. Primary Contact:
Adam Bodrow
Senior Policy Advisor for International Affairs
Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Washington, D.C. 20502
Tel: (202) 456-6038
Fax: (202) 456-6027
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Space Cooperation: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Administrator Charles Bolden and Russian Federal Space Agency Head Oleg Ostapenko
U.S. Primary Contact:
Meredith McKay
Senior International Programs Specialist
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of International and Interagency Relations
Washington, D.C. 20546
Tel: (202) 358-1240
Email this working group

Steering Group: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov
U.S. Primary Contact:
Tracy Perrelli
Advisor to the Bilateral Presidential Commission
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
Washington, D.C. 20520
Tel: (202) 647-4464
Fax: (202) 647-8980

There is yet to be found any other country's government officials so ensconced as the Russian officials within the U.S.A.'s governmental agencies - including our military, and a working group named "Cyber".

Even given the focus of each country's supposed threats to each other, and posturing as reported by mainstream media (controlled by only six corporations), they neglect to provide focused reports on the various ongoing military training exercises both Russia and the U.S. continued to jointly coordinate and participate in (some with NATO; as evidenced by source linked above, albeit Wikipedia), i.e.:
  • Vigilant Eagle
  • Vigilant Skies
  • RIMPAC naval exercises
  • submarine exercises
  • joint military drills in Colorado, and Russian military equipment in the U.S.
  • joint operations in Afghanistan to destroy four drug-producing labs making heroin (see "Lies, Bigger Lies and Granddaddy Drug Dealers")
  • continued discussions on maintaining military communications despite Ukraine issues
  • Russia offers U.S. to put in a joint missile defense system in Azerbaijan
  • missile defense exercises in Ottobrunn, Germany
  • U.S. soldiers and European allies participating in Russian parades, etc.
Further, on July 7, 2009, the U.S. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullen and Russian Chief of the General Staff Nikolay Makarov immediately signed a strategic framework for military-to-miltary engagement between the U.S. and Russia - just one day after the signing of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission (July 6, 2009). Both the U.S. and Russia had the military details planned well in advance. (Note: China, as well, has been operating joint naval exercises with countries, including the U.S., Russia, etc. - see Chinese Military Ships Visit Hawaii for Joint Exercises with US ).

The U.S. Department of State did insert the following statement, undated, into their website:

U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission

"In response to Russia's ongoing violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, the United States has temporarily suspended several projects and meetings planned under the auspices of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission (BPC). Funding for these activities has instead been used to contribute to a package of U.S. assistance to Ukraine, which is supporting economic reform and addressing other pressing needs, including combatting corruption and recovering stolen assets."

Does it mean the U.S.-Russia relationship simply stops? Given the above, seems reasonable to say it's not at all likely. We're being shown a facade.

"Russia's Nuclear Deal With Iran - Council on Foreign Relations":

The above article is dated February 8, 2006 (linked here: CFR). According to the U.S. Department of State's website, the concern about Iran's nuclear program (as evidenced by its press releases) appeared to become a more pressing issue last year for Secretary of State John Kerry.

However, it was known, according to the 2006 article Russia was already selling nuclear reactors to Iran. The Russians sold a light-water commercial reactor installed at Bushehr for $800 million with two others in the works.

Iranian scientists have since been working on perfecting the production of their own uranium enrichment and building facilities; but that was counter to the plan of allowing only Russia to sell enriched uranium to Iran, along with conventional arms/weapons.

Russia's trade with Iran was reported at $2 billion in 2005 and expected to increase to $10 billion in "the coming years". Therefore, there's significant money to be made by Russia for both the nuclear projects and selling conventional weapons.

Since Russia has already sold the EMP bomb to North Korea, while at the same time uniting with the U.S., UK, and other nations in condemning the testing of nuclear ballistic missiles by North Korea, it seems reasonable to believe Russia would also consider selling EMP technology or an EMP bomb to Iran as well.

False flag attacks, propaganda to unite the people, and begin a war:

"False flag (or black flag) describes covert operations designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them. Operations carried out during peace-time by civilian organizations, as well as covert government agencies, may by extension be called false flag operations if they seek to hide the real organization behind an operation. Geraint Hughes uses the term to refer to those acts carried out by "military or security force personnel, which are then blamed on terrorists."[1]

Besides understanding the definition of false flag attacks, it's also helpful to see patterns used by people and organizations (including so-called grassroots organizations, and the military; see Stars and Stripes article on Operation JADE HELM) in attempts to discredit, distract, and confuse people through astroturfing methods which includes specific types of words:

Sharyl Attkisson is a well-known investigative reporter with over 20 years of experience (Bio). The Obama administration has worked to single out reporters, spied on them, hacked into computers, and is rooting out government contacts, informants, and whistleblowers in an attempt to keep truth from the public. Attkisson's book: Stonewalled is well-worth the time to read.

Like other wars and conflicts, the next one also will be caused by a false flag attack.

At all levels, it's not the common people, the majority, who are the problem but rather those in power.
Follow the money. 

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