Russia: US-Backed Opposition Leader Gunned Down in Moscow

US-Backed Opposition Leader Gunned Down in Moscow

Russia: US-Backed Opposition Leader Gunned Down in Moscow (NEO, Feb 28, 2015):

By Tony Cartalucci

Martyrdom on demand: if not of use alive, perhaps of use dead? US-backed opposition groups in Russia have so far failed utterly to produce results. Their transparent subservience to Washington coupled with their distasteful brand of politics has left a rather unpleasant taste in the mouth of most Russians. Each attempt to spread the “virus” of color revolution to Moscow, as US Senator John McCain called it, has failed – and each attempt has fallen progressively flatter.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has never been more popular. His ability to weather serial provocations aimed at Russia by NATO has made him a champion against the perceived growing injustice exacted against the developing world by an increasingly militaristic and exploitative West.

So when US-backed opposition groups in Russia decided to gather again this coming March 1, Sunday, many wondered just exactly what they expected to accomplish.

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Putin Spokesman Says Nemtsov Murder Was ‘100% Provocation’

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Putin Spokesman Says Nemtsov Murder Was “100% Provocation” (ZeroHedge, Feb 28, 2015):

Just a few short hours after the terrible murder of Russian opposition politician and outspoken Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, US’ John Kerry was quick to condemn the actions of the “reformer” and demand Russia’s “expeditious investigation,” and President Obama has since issued a statement “admiring [Nemtsov’s] struggle against corruption.” The undertone was clear – ‘Putin did it’. Furthermore, President Poroshenko has claimed that Nemtsov was on the verge of “exposing direct Russian links to the Ukraine conflict.” As many realise the futility of trying to determine whether it is a Russian act, a CIA act meant to look like a Russian act, or a Russian act meant to look like a CIA act, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says the Nemtsov murder was “100% provocation… It looks like a contract killing.”

As RT reports,

Opposition politician Boris Nemtsov died in the center of Moscow after he was shot at four times. A number of leading figures from all sides of political spectrum called his murder a “provocation”.

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More Giant Craters Appear In Siberia, Scientists Nervous To Investigate

More Giant Craters Appear In Siberia, Scientists Nervous To Investigate

More Giant Craters Appear In Siberia, Scientists Nervous To Investigate (ZeroHedge, Feb 28, 2015):

In the middle of last summer came news of a bizarre occurrence no one could explain. Seemingly out of nowhere, a massive crater appeared in one of the planet’s most inhospitable lands. Early estimates said the crater, nestled in a land called “the ends of the Earth” where temperatures can sink far below zero, yawned nearly 30 metres in diameter.

One of the craters in Siberia’s so-called “ends of the earth”

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China Just Sided With Russia Over The Ukraine Conflict

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China Just Sided With Russia Over The Ukraine Conflict (ZeroHedge, Feb 27, 2015):

When it comes to the Ukraine proxy war, which started in earnest just about one year ago with the violent coup that overthrew then president Yanukovich and replaced him with a local pro-US oligarch, there has been no ambiguity who the key actors were: on the left, we had the west, personified by the US, the European Union, and NATO in general; while on the right we had Russia. In fact, if there was any confusion, it was about the role of that other “elephant in the room” – China.

To be sure, a question few asked throughout the Ukraine civil war is just whose side is China leaning toward. After all the precarious balance of power between NATO and Russia had resulted in a stalemate in which neither side has an obvious advantage (even as the Ukraine economy died, and its currency hyperinflated, waiting for a clear winner), and the explicit or implicit support of China to either camp would make all the difference in the world, not to mention the world’s most formidable axis.

Today we finally got the answer, and the winner is… this guy:

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Prominent Russian Politician And Putin Critic Shot To Death In Moscow: Live Feed From Murder Scene

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Prominent Russian Politician And Putin Critic Shot To Death In Moscow: Live Feed From Murder Scene (ZeroHedge, Feb 27, 2015):

Update: John Kerry has decided to comment:

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Updates from Interfax:

  • PUTIN TAKES NEMTSOV MURDER UNDER PERSONAL CONTROL – PESKOV
  • BORIS NEMTSOV’S KILLING COULD BE ACT OF PROVOCATION, COMMITTED IN THE RUN-UP TO OPPOSITION MARCH SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 1 – SOURCE

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Puerto Rico’s 3rd Largest Bank Fails

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Puerto Rico’s 3rd Largest Bank Fails (ZeroHedge, Feb 27, 2015):

Based on Bloomberg data, Doral Bank is the 3rd largest (by assets) bank in Puerto Rico…or rather was. After a 58% collapse in the share price today, news broke after the close:

*PUERTO RICO’S DORAL BANK PLACED UNDER FDIC RECEIVERSHIP, BANCO POPULAR AGREES TO BUY DORAL BANK OPERATIONS

It appears Non-Performing Loans were over 40%. Popular will take the deposits (and 8 of Doral’s 26 branches) and the FDIC eats the bad debt (estimates to cost the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $748.9 million).

Jeb Bush Forced to Bus Supporters From Washington D.C. to CPAC as Attendees Walk Out On Him

Jeb Bush Forced to Bus Supporters From Washington D.C. to CPAC as Attendees Walk Out On Him

Jeb Bush Forced to Bus Supporters From Washington D.C. to CPAC as Attendees Walk Out On Him (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Feb 27, 2015):

It sounds like Jeb Bush’s supporters are taking CPAC pretty seriously this year. Emails provided to Slate show that backers of the former Florida governor are busing supporters from downtown Washington D.C. to CPAC in National Harbor, Maryland, and organizing to get them day passes into the event.One long-time CPAC insider said these organized efforts impressed him, and that he didn’t know of any other potential 2016 candidates busing backers in. Perhaps that’s because no other potential candidates are worried about the regular crowd turning against them—the Washington Times reports today that some CPAC attendees are planning “to stage an informal protest when he hits the stage.”

– From the Slate article: Jeb Bush Backers Are Busing Supporters From K Street to CPAC

I mean it just doesn’t get much more pathetic than this. Jeb Bush has such little genuine support, he was forced to bus in supporters from ground zero of American cronyism, K Street in Washington D.C., in order to ensure phony applause at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

What else would you expect from a candidate so awful only a corporate lobbyists could love him…and believe me, they do.

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Here Is What Americans Spent Their “Gas Savings” On

Here Is What Americans Spent Their “Gas Savings” On (ZeroHedge, Feb 27, 2015):

Last quarter, in “This Is What Americans Spent The Most Money On In Q4” we showed that according to the first estimate of Q4 GDP data, the American consumer spent a whopping $20.4 billion in nominal dollars on healthcare, which also resulted in the biggest consumption contribution to GDP in years.

Today, following the first revision of consumer spending, we learn that in the fourth quarter Americans spent even more on healthcare, pushing the total up by $1 billion more, to a whopping $21.4 Bn, or 18% of all spending on goods and services in Q4.

This upward revision on healthcare, of which Obamacare was the primary source of mandatory spending, takes places even as the bulk of the key spending line items were revised lower following the revision.

In any event, the math is clear – the next time anyone asks you what Americans spent their so-called “gas savings” on in Q4, and why retail sales in the end of 2014 (and the start of 2015) were so weak, show them this chart.

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Source: BEA

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Hillary Clinton Exposed Part 2 – Clinton Foundation Took Millions From Countries That Also Fund ISIS

Related info:

General Wesley Clark: ‘ISIS Got Started Through Funding From Our Friends & Allies’


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Hillary Clinton Exposed Part 2 – Clinton Foundation Took Millions From Countries That Also Fund ISIS (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Feb 26, 2015):

Hillary Clinton Exposed Part 2 – Clinton Foundation Took Millions From Countries That Also Fund ISIS

The Washington Post reported last week that foreign sources, including governments, made up a third of those who have given the foundation more than $1 million over time. The Post found that the foundation, begun by former president Bill Clinton, has raised nearly $2 billion since its creation in 2001.

Foreign governments and individuals are prohibited from giving money to U.S. political candidates, to prevent outside influence over national leaders. But the foundation has given donors a way to potentially gain favor with the Clintons outside the traditional political limits.

– From the Washington Post article: Foreign Governments Gave Millions to Foundation While Clinton Was at State Dept.

Of all the idiotic wars that the dangerously inept American politicians propagandize the public into accepting, the latest ISIS conflict is the most Orwellian and terrifying. Not only was the emergence of ISIS the direct consequence of the chaos left over by the Iraq war — which in itself was based on lies and inaccurate information — but the primary funders of the latest existential terrorist threat du jour are America’s Persian Gulf allies.

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Denver Breaks 103-Year-Old Snowfall Record

Denver breaks 103-year-old snowfall record (Ice Age Now, Feb 27, 2015):

Most snowfall ever for the month of February. Not just for the day, but for the entire month. More cold and snow are  on the way


Last night’s snowfall led to a record for the month of February with 22.2 inches, breaking the previous record set 103 years ago.

The National Weather Service announced that the new mark surpassed the previous record of 22.1 inches set in February of 1912.

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Argentina’s Kirchner absolved of Iran ‘cover-up’

Related info:

Argentina Prosecutor Who Accused Kirchner Had Steady Contact With US Embassy, Leaked Cables Show

Why Jewish Journalist Damian Pachter Fled Argentina After Breaking The Story Of Alberto Nisman’s Death

Israel Starting Trouble in Argentina


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Argentina’s Kirchner absolved of Iran ‘cover-up’ (The Times of Israel/AFP, Feb 26, 2015):

An Argentinean court exonerates President Cristina Kirchner of charges that she may have covered up Iran’s involvement in a terror attack against a Jewish community building in Buenos Aires in 1994, in which 85 people were killed and hundreds wounded.

Kirchner was cleared of the charges brought forth by investigator Alberto Nisman, who dedicated many years to the case and was found dead in his home the day before he was expected to address the Argentinean Congress to present his findings.

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Argentina: Government Supporters Target of Armed Attack

Related info:

Argentina’s Kirchner absolved of Iran ‘cover-up’

Argentina Prosecutor Who Accused Kirchner Had Steady Contact With US Embassy, Leaked Cables Show

Why Jewish Journalist Damian Pachter Fled Argentina After Breaking The Story Of Alberto Nisman’s Death

Israel Starting Trouble in Argentina


Government Supporters Target of Armed Attack in Argentina (teleSUR, Feb 26, 2015):

Supporters of the left-wing government of President Fernandez are concerned that a coup is in the making.

A political movement affiliated with the ruling coalition in Argentina was the target of an armed attack Wednesday.

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All In … For Precious Metals!

H/t reader squodgy:

“This essay perfectly sums up the state of Western economies. It’s like those of us who are awake are all standing like deer in the truck headlights……

But the rest are sat quietly with their heads in the ground, they sense something’s wrong, but can’t handle it…”

… or …

…those who are awake saw the tsunami coming way before impact and have left the beach facing an uphill battle through the jungle of disinformation, but are moving into the right direction (which is more often than not an alone journey), up that mountain of knowledge and preparedness, while the rest is still enjoying their piña kool-aid-a until impact.

Totally unsustainable:

Is This The Most Important Chart For The Future Of The World’s Reserve Currency?

This Is The Biggest Problem Facing The World Today: 9 Countries Have Debt-To-GDP Over 300%

‘All in’ … for preparedness:

Food, water, survival gear, a remote farm, … aaand physical gold and silver to protect your financial assets.


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All In…For Precious Metals! (Gold-Eagle, Feb 26, 2015):

Before getting to the topic of “all in for precious metals!”, I have a story for you which may be of interest. All the way back in 2002, I travelled out to Colorado Springs for the shareholder meeting of a very small and obscure royalty company named Golden Cycle Gold. While there, we did a tour of the Cripple Creek mine and its operations. The nearby town, Victor, looked nearly like a ghost town 30 miles off the beaten path. The only industry was the mining operation and a little bit of tourism. During my trip, I met a long time Director of the Golden Cycle Gold Company, “Frank,” he had a different view of economics than almost anyone I knew. He believed the U.S. was bankrupting the country with armaments manufacturing, just as did the old Soviet Union. Consequently, the U.S. would eventually meet the same economic fate during a currency collapse of the dollar, as had happened to the ruble…

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Study: Common Food Additives Linked to Bowel Diseases and Metabolic Syndrome

Bottom line:

Avoid all processed foods!


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Common Food Additives Linked to Bowel Diseases and Metabolic Syndrome, Study Shows (Ready Nutrition, Feb 25, 2015):

A new study revealed some disturbing information about common food additives called emulsifiers: they may promote inflammatory bowel diseases including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease as well as a group of obesity-related conditions.

The study, which was published in the journal Nature today, was led by Georgia State University Institute for Biomedical Sciences’ researchers Drs. Benoit Chassaing and Andrew T. Gewirtz, and included contributions from Emory University, Cornell University and Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

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For propaganda & ‘democracy promotion’: State Dept seeks budget to counter RT

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For propaganda & ‘democracy promotion’: State Dept seeks budget to counter RT (RT, Feb 26, 2015):

iting RT’s influence, Secretary of State John Kerry asked US lawmakers for more money for propaganda and “democracy promotion” programs around the world.

“Russia Today (sic) can be heard in English, do we have an equivalent that can be heard in Russian? It’s a pretty expensive proposition. They are spending huge amounts of money,” Kerry told the House Appropriations Subcommittee, apparently forgetting that Voice of America had been broadcasting in Russian since 1947.

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“The Truth Is Unspeakable.” What A Former American Sniper Has To Say About His Duty In The Iraq War

Flashback:

US Soldier: The Enemy Is At Home (Video)


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“The Truth Is Unspeakable.” What A Former American Sniper Has To Say About His Duty In The Iraq War (Collective Evolution, Feb 22, 2015):

This article we will be looking at real-life accounts from an actual American sniper, Garret Reppenhagen. Interestingly enough, Garett has a lot in common with Bradley Cooper’s character from the popular movie, American Sniper (which is in turn based on the story of Chris Kyle). They both enlisted in the military at an older age, were in Iraq in 2004 hunting for Al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqaw, and spent time after duty trying to assist veterans in any way possible. They also both spent countless hours on rooftops, in trash piles, and in windows waiting for the exact right moment… to kill.

The following excerpts are from an interview that Garret had with Dennis Trainor Jr., from Salon.com.

When discussing his first kill, Garett describes the experience:

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ISIS Manufactured By MOSSAD, CIA And MI6 (Video)

Documents show al-Baghdadi trained by MOSSAD: HR attorney (Press TV, Aug 23, 2014):

Press TV has conducted an interview with Edward Corrigan, a human rights attorney, from Ontario, about the irony of American airstrikes on ISIL militants in Iraq, an entity created and supported by the US itself. 

The following is an approximate transcript of the interview.

Press TV: The situation dealing with the ISIL terrorists continues to spiral out of control now we’ve seen that more and more Westerners are actually also involved in this.

We see now in the United States, the UK and other Western governments condemning the terrorists for their actions. The question is, do you think they would have even gotten this far if it hadn’t been for the situation in Syria and basically the propping up of these kinds of groups by Western governments?

Corrigan: I agree with that. I think the whole ISIS, ISIL were generated by the West.

The Americans, the British, the Israelis have all been supporting them with arms and money; they’ve also gotten money from some Western client states like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar.

The original foundation is simply from British intelligence. According to documents supposedly released by Edward Snowden, Abu al-Baghdadi who is supposed to be the head of ISIL, he was trained by the MOSSAD for a year and may in fact be a MOSSAD agent.

He is trying to organize Islamic fundamentalist and radicals to destroy the secular national Arab state of Syria and they’ve expanded into Iraq.

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Find The Bastard Who Shat Down My Chimney!

Find The Bastard Who Shat Down My Chimney
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A Scottish householder returns home to find that some idiot has took a shit down his chimney. Mike Williams is furious as the chimney had only just been cleaned..Mike raged: “I was just getting home from work when a neighbour ran up and said they had seen a wee ned (Scottish for ruffian) shitting down the chimney. “He’s even taken a wee photo on his phone. When i open the door the smell was incredible. “The wee bastards’s shite had landed in the grate, it was all over the place! “It was all on the rug in front of the fire. There’s no way it’ll brush out. What the hell am i going to say to the insurance? ‘Och, a ned shat down the chimney’? “If i get my hand s on the little bastard I’ll kick him so hard in the arse he’ll never shit again.”A source at Grampian Police said the crime was “Unpleasant and unusual”.