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Caspar David Friedrich The Monk by the Sea c1809

 

 

“The Kremlin” poisoned their “fierce rival” Navalny with the infamous deadly agent novichok. That is the headline. Only, the German accusation in that direction doesn’t say novichok, its says a “cholinesterase inhibitor”, of which novichok is just one example, was used. The news outlets must be thinking that at least after the Skripal case, enough people will recognize the term, and let’s not confuse them.

The Germans claim they have “unequivocal proof” (eindeutiger Beweis) for this. While the Russian doctors who initially treated Navalny after he fell ill on a flight from Tomsk to Omsk (or was that the other way around?!) said he showed zero signs of poisoning. But yeah, they’re Russians, so they can’t be trusted, right? They all squander their Hippocratic oaths at the feet of the great malevolent dictator Trump Putin. You’re familiar with the parable about “all Cretans lie”?

“Merkel spokesman Seibert said the German government will inform its partners in the European Union and NATO about the test results..” NATO? What do they have to do with anything? How does the alleged poisoning of a two-bit (2% in the polls) Russian “politician” link to NATO? Is Navalny himself linked to NATO? Where does NATO come in to the conversation? How much does the CIA pay Navalny anyway?

 

The thing, the problem, is that it makes no difference anymore even if this particular instance has a kernel of truth in it. Because there have been so many of them, and they’re all “based” on non-evidence, circumstantial “evidence”, stuff that you wouldn’t get a conviction on in any western court. For good reason.

In the Skripal case, a pair of vague Russians were presented in the UK media who supposedly had been in the area where the alleged poisoning took place, where the head of all UK nurses “just happened” to deliver first aid, but the story still never made sense. Now I read in a Dutch news outlet that the two Skripals were moved to New Zealand to start a new life, but the fact remains that no-one has heard from them since that alleged incident. Almost as if someone doesn’t want to provide any proof, just the narrative.

In the MH17 case, another RussiaRussia story, they threw all credibility out from the start by appointing main victim the Netherlands (2/3 of deaths) the main prosecutor, but even more by allowing one of the main potential perpetrators, Ukraine, not just a role in the investigation, but handing them a veto right over whatever info could be shared with the outside world. I think we call that lock stock and barrel.

 

It is of vital importance for two parties -which might as well be one- in the west to keep accusing Russia of all manner of issues, while knowing full well they will never answer (though, remember Concord Asset Management, Robert Mueller III?), which means you can say whatever you want. It’s a free for all. The two parties are intelligence and NATO.

Western nations, and that means all of them, all the self-congratulating “democracies”, are being blackmailed by their own -secret- intelligence services, which most often pose as “national security services”, and they find they have no way out. In most countries, the best before date of a politician, even the political system itself, is way shorter than that of an intelligence agency’s agenda. The only thing a newly elected politician can do is accept a secret service’s word at face value, and define policy accordingly.

Be it domestic, bi-lateral vs particular countries, or global. The policies have already been defined years ago, and they have been defined by unelected “spooks”, not elected representatives of the people. This is incredibly (and I don’t use that word lightly) damaging to all of our societies, and we need to call a halt to it. But how do you do that? When they are the ones making policy, and not the people we vote into office to do that for us? It’s certainly not an easy task, but we can’t let them continue either. That would only mean assured destruction, economic depression and, ultimately, war.

 

That’s how and why we get the Navalny and Skripal stories. This goes back to at least WWII. US intelligence and the Wolfowitz/Brzezinski/Leo Strauss/Kissinger neocon cabal have severely compromised US national security for decades, only to funnel trillions towards US arms manufacturers, who today produce second rate weapons to boot. It is high time to stop this. Security is much better served by dialogue. Or should I say ”arguably?”

What the Navalny story, lacking evidence as much as so many other narratives, should tell us is that we are sort of hostages to a Ghost of Christmas past. We are being blackmailed as we speak by secret agents in cohort with the very military industrial complex that Eisenhower warned about, because they all need to keep a long lost dream alive in order to still appear relevant and chuck trillions out of our pockets.

It’s a scam, it’s blackmail. Russia is not about to attack you. They may have much better weaponry by now than we do (they do, check hypersonic), but they still won’t attack you, because A) they don’t want to, and B) they don’t have the numbers. They don’t have the manpower, they don’t have the money, they just want to be left alone, and we won’t leave them alone.

Our spooks invent Skripal and MH17 and Navalny and Russia collusion and prostitutes peeing on beds in Moscow. Because that’s how they justify -literally- endless streams of money towards their operations, and those of their Siamese twin NATO. All that money goes towards the 1950’s though, we’re paying through the nose for a long discredited notion and a long passed… past.

But as soon as anyone mentions Russia, you know there’s never going to be any checks and balances, as long as there are still enough people who buy into the Putin=”Bogeyman who eats little children” thing, in the same way that they believe Putin controls Donald Trump’s mind and policies. It’s a numbers thing: as long as enough people buy it, the narrative will continue to be sold.

You’re essentially stuck in your grandparents’ mindframe. No kidding. As we go through our 2020 crisis, which seems real enough, we spend extraordinary amounts of money on long outdates ideas maintained only to maintain the CIA and the army. Say what you will, but there’s nothing smart about that. It’s only very stupid.

Because, for one thing, suppose there are real threats lurking today, how can we face those while we’re still focusing on things that ceased being threats decades ago? Shouldn’t we perhaps replace our “intelligence” with something more intelligent? And fit not for the 1950’s but for the 2020’s?

Our “security services”, and NATO very much as well, make us less secure, safe, not more, because that’s the only way they know to justify their continued existence. Yes, there’s a paradox hidden in there somewhere. They don’t serve us, they only serve themselves.

 

 

 

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  • #62830

    Caspar David Friedrich The Monk by the Sea c1809     “The Kremlin” poisoned their “fierce rival” Navalny with the infamous deadly agent novi
    [See the full post at: They Only Serve Themselves]

    #62831

    redshift
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    While the Russian doctors who initially treated Navalny after he fell ill on a flight from Tomsk to Omsk (or was that the other way around?!) said he showed zero signs of poisoning. But yeah, they’re Russians, so they can’t be trusted, right? They all squander their Hippocratic oaths at the feet of the great malevolent dictator Putin.

    Can’t the same argument be made about the german doctors? Someone is lying but we can’t tell which side at this point.

    Our spooks invent Skripal and MH17 and Navalny and Russia collusion and prostitutes peeing on beds in Moscow.

    Just because there is enough evidence to say Putin is not behind Skripal and MH17, it doesn’t mean he’s not behind Navalny’s murder or scare attempt. It doesn’t mean the opposite either.

    Gotta think like a scientist, Ilargi, be open to all possibilities.

    Nice essay, nonetheless, your main points are correct.

    #62832

    Mr. House
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    “Just because there is enough evidence to say Putin is not behind Skripal and MH17, it doesn’t mean he’s not behind Navalny’s murder or scare attempt. It doesn’t mean the opposite either.”

    This is true. The question is, why do we even care? Who cares what putin does or doesn’t in his sphere of influence? I think we’ve got enough problems in our own to take care of.

    #62834

    No, the main point is, it doesn’t matter anymore. Even if a sliver of one story or another is true, all the other stories discredit it offhand. If someone tells you 100 lies, you won’t listen to no. 101. That the media report on it anyway is somewhat interesting, but no because of credibility. That’s shot.

    #62836

    Mr. House
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    @ilargi

    I’ve felt that way since 2008. And the fact that they would lie about that made me question what in the past has the government lied about.

    #62838

    Look, I cannot tell the story in just a few paragraphs, it takes a library. But I think it’s important that people realize that these agencies, designed and paid to increase your safety, in fact do the exact opposite, because if they don’t, they imperil their own existence.

    #62839

    Mr. House
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    No disagreement here, they’re the praetorian guard

    #62840

    garob
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    Excellent essay Illargi.

    Apart from the security services and the military industrial complex there is another aspect I would like to highlight though: Our growth based economies have run out of room for growth, and our highly leveraged financial system has run out of collateral.
    Ours is literally a system based on “grow or die”, the situation is about to get desperate, it is truly late in the day.
    So there you have it, in a single word: Lebensraum!

    It is not about options, NATO si truly Das IV Reich, its mission to secure real estate to expand into, for Wall Street, The City of London, and all of the rest. And where & what else than “Drang nach Osten”, into the most valuable piece of real estate there is left: Russia!

    War is coming. We will never see the beast of international finance lie down and die voluntarily. The beast demands to be fed, regardless of the consequences ..

    #62841

    Mr. House
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    Funny guy

    #62842

    The 1947 National Security Act indemnified criminal behavior in “peacetime” in the name of “national security”. Sociopaths rule. It’s “patriotic”. Lies become rabbit holes for those who think they can make sense of anything.
    Put succinctly: ‘That’s not the way the world really works anymore,’ he continued. ‘We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do’.

    This is attributed to Karl Rove.

    The reality based community is sooo yesterday.

    #62844

    V. Arnold
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    Caspar David Friedrich The Monk by the Sea c1809

    Envy the Monk…

    Look, I cannot tell the story in just a few paragraphs, it takes a library. But I think it’s important that people realize that these agencies, designed and paid to increase your safety, in fact do the exact opposite, because if they don’t, they imperil their own existence.

    There you go… 😉

    #62846

    Maxwell Quest
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    I agree with garob, that big finance is the engine driving the empire’s global ambitions. Corporations are next in line wanting to expand markets and increase the size of their monopolies. Militaries, intelligence agencies, NGO’s, and more recently the State Department are Wall Street’s weapons of choice, and even these want endless money and growth. I believe John F. Kennedy had voiced intentions to shrink one such agency before he made his fatal campaign visit to Dealey Plaza.

    I recently came across this short clip of Putin explaining why US presidents come and go, yet policies remain the same. It seemed awfully relevant to this essay. I’ve been pulled a few different directions lately and can’t remember where I saw it, so I apologize if it was posted here on TAE and I just spaced it out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xykvrGpCW6E

    #62847

    V. Arnold
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    And where & what else than “Drang nach Osten”, into the most valuable piece of real estate there is left: Russia!

    Nailed it! I do not believe, for one scintilla of a second, there is any other game in the West’s/NATO’s ambitions: Russia’s vast wealth and most importantly its vast fresh water resources remain the main target…

    #62860

    HerrWerner
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    Thoughtful essay, Raúl – I had an unproductive conversation with one of my lefty friends about NATO a few weeks ago. My point was much the same as yours. Charles Hugh Smith points out the ‘lifecycle of a bureaucracy’, that after a while the original mission is lost, and the sole purpose for the bureaucracy is to perpetuate itself. NATO is a 70-year old sclerotic bureaucracy that hasn’t updated its mission in the world in thirty years. But so many careers, so much money, so much cultural momentum is tied up in it that most people can’t bend its path or admit to themselves that it might not be necessary

    #62861

    With the demise of the Soviet Union, NATO’s sole mission became making NATO appear important. That they ceaselessly use Russia to do that tells the entire story.

    #62887

    Dr. D
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    “Novachok: Safer Than Water™”

    Nobody’s died from it yet!

    #62892

    anticlimactic
    Participant

    Litvinenko

    When you have exotic assassinations then you need to be suspicious.

    [1] Litvinenko was accompanied at the cafe where he was poisoned by a criminal who was known to sometimes work for the CIA.
    [2] Litvinenko was desperate for money and was trying to blackmail Russian oligarchs and the Russian Mafia
    [3] Litvinenko is thought to have smuggled nuclear materials

    Three ways to die!

    MH17

    It would take a long essay to point out the absurdities in the West’s story about this.

    In short : The US has a system to detect any surface missile launch anywhere on Earth – they detected no missile launch when MH17 was downed. A BUK missile would have an exhaust visible for tens of miles and no-one noticed it!

    It is most probable that a Ukrainian fighter fired a missile at MH17, and when it failed to destroy the plane they finished it off with a 30mm cannon.

    Skripals

    This is also suspicious :

    [1] Skripal was a prisoner in Russia and could have been killed easily
    {2] His crime was not great – giving the Russian military phonebook to the US
    [3] Immediately declared as Novichok even though weeks later Porton Down admitted they had no clue what it was like.
    [4] It was claimed that Novichok was more powerful than VX which means the perfume bottle would contain enough to kill everyone in Salisbury – 100,000 people!
    [5] The Skripals have since been locked away in solitary confinement so they can not speak freely.

    Navalny

    [1] Although lionised by the West he enjoys 2% support in Russia and is simply not important.
    [2] As it was pointed out, if Novichok was used he would be dead, as well as several other people
    [3] If he was poisoned it was most likely done by someone in Germany.

    In all these cases you have to assume the Russian government is totally incompetent using bizzarre Keystone Kops methods which points the finger at them!

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