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Sanctions against Russia - advice for Putin from PCR

OWoN: Great move Washington. A territory 4 times the size of the US, with a vast Nuclear Arsenal, sound education, and an ancient culture, is moving out of Western influence and will change the balance of Global power forever. Game, set and US Dispatched!

So sad an opportunity to Westernize Russia is now lost forever as the a Bear turns away from the West.




Washington’s War Against Russia


Institute for Political Economy
By Paul Craig Roberts
14 September 2014

The new sanctions against Russia announced by Washington and Europe do not make sense as merely economic measures. I would be surprised if Russian oil and military industries were dependent on European capital markets in a meaningful way. Such a dependence would indicate a failure in Russian strategic thinking. The Russian companies should be able to secure adequate financing from Russian Banks or from the Russian government. If foreign loans are needed, Russia can borrow from China.

If critical Russian industries are dependent on European capital markets, the sanctions will help Russia by forcing an end to this debilitating dependence. Russia should not be dependent on the West in any way.

The real question is the purpose of the sanctions. My conclusion is that the purpose of the sanctions is to break up and undermine Europe’s economic and political relations with Russia. When international relations are intentionally undermined, war can be the result. Washington will continue to push sanctions against Russia until Russia shows Europe that there is a heavy cost of serving as Washington’s tool.

Russia needs to break up this process of ever more sanctions in order to derail the drive toward war. In my opinion this is easy for Russia to do. Russia can tell Europe that since you do not like our oil companies, you must not like our gas company, so we are turning off the gas. Or Russia can tell Europe, we don’t sell natural gas to NATO members, or Russia can say we will continue to sell you gas, but you must pay in rubles, not in dollars. This would have the additional benefit of increasing the demand for rubles in exchange markets, thus making it harder for speculators and the US government to drive down the ruble.

The real danger to Russia is a continuation of its low-key, moderate response to the sanctions. This is a response that encourages more sanctions. To stop the sanctions, Russia needs to show Europe that the sanctions have serious costs for Europe.

A Russian response to Washington would be to stop selling to the US the Russian rocket engines on which the US satellite program is dependent. This could leave the US without rockets for its satellites for six years between the period 2016 and 2022.

Possibly the Russian government is worried about losing the earnings from gas and rocket engine sales. However, Europe cannot do without the gas and would quickly abandon its participation in the sanctions, so no gas revenues would be lost. The Americans are going to develop their own rocket engine anyhow, so the Russian sales of rocket engines to the US have at most about 6 more years. But the US with an impaired satellite program for six years would mean a great relief to the entire world from the American spy program. It would also make difficult US military aggression against Russia during the period.

Russian President Putin and his government have been very low-key and unprovocative in responding to the sanctions and to the trouble that Washington continues to cause for Russia in Ukraine. The low-key Russian behavior can be understood as a strategy for undermining Washington’s use of Europe against Russia by presenting a non-threatening face to Europe. However, another explanation is the presence inside Russia of a fifth column that represents Washington’s interest and constrains the power of the Russian government.

Strelkov describes the American fifth column here:

http://slavyangrad.org/2014/09/12/we-will-not-allow-for-russia-to-be-ripped-asunder-and-ruined/

Saker describes the two power groups inside Russia as the Eurasian Sovereignists who stand behind Putin and an independent Russia and the Atlantic Integrationists, the fifth column that works to incorporate Russia in Europe under US hegemony or, failing that, to help Washington break up the Russian Federation into several weaker countries that are too weak to constrain Washington’s use of power.

http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com.br/2014/09/strelkov-from-swimming-with-piranhas-to.html

Russia’s Atlantic Integrationists share the Brzezinski and Wolfowitz doctrines with Washington. These doctrines are the basis for US foreign policy. The doctrines define the goal of US foreign policy in terms of preventing the rise of other countries, such as Russia and China, that could limit Washington’s hegemony.

Washington is in a position to exploit the tensions between these two Russian power groups. Washington’s fifth column is not best positioned to prevail. However, Washington can at least count on the struggle causing dissent within the Eurasian Sovereignists over Putin’s low-key response to Western provocations. Some of this dissent can be seen in Strelkov’s defense of Russia and more can be seen here:

http://slavyangrad.org/2014/09/13/the-new-round-of-sanctions-the-pre-war-period/#more-3665

Russia, thinking the Cold War ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union, opened herself to the West. Russian governments trusted the West, and as a result of Russia’s gullibility, the West was able to purchase numerous allies among the Russian elites. Depending on the alignment of the media, these compromised elites are capable of assassinating Putin and attempting a coup.

One would think that by now Putin’s government would recognize the danger and arrest the main elements of the fifth column, followed by trial and execution for treason, in order that Russia can stand united against the Western Threat. If Putin does not take this step, it means either than Putin does not recognize the extent of the threat or that his government lacks the power to protect Russia from the internal threat.

It is clear that Putin has not achieved any respite for his government from the West’s propaganda and economic assault by refusing to defend the Donbass area from Ukrainian attack and by pressuring the Donetsk Republic into a ceasefire when its military forces were on the verge of a major defeat of the disintegrating Ukrainian army. All Putin has achieved is to open himself to criticism among his supporters for betraying the Russians in eastern and southern Ukraine.

The European politicians and elites are so deeply in Washington’s pocket that Putin has little chance of courting Europe with a Russian show of good will. I have never believed that this strategy could work, although I would be pleased if it did. Only a direct threat to deprive Europe of energy has a chance of producing within Europe a foreign policy independent of Washington. I do not think Europe can survive a cutoff of the Russian natural gas. Europe would abandon sanctions in order to guarantee the flow of gas. If Washington’s hold on Europe is so powerful that Europe is willing to endure a major disruption of its energy supply as the price of its vassalage, Russia will know to cease its futile attempts at diplomacy and to prepare for war.

If China sits on the sidelines, China will be the next isolated target and will receive the same treatment.

Washington intends to defeat both countries, either through internal dissent or through war.

Nothing said by Obama or any member of his government or any influential voice in Congress has signaled any pullback in Washington’s drive for hegemony over the world.

The US economy is now dependent on looting and plunder, and Washington’s hegemony is essential to this corrupted form of capitalism.


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7 comments :

  1. RUSSIANS DID NOT SHOOT DOWN MH17

    Here's the REAL TRUTH: OBAMA LIED ..... "KIEV" LIED ....
    The RUSSIANS ARE INNOCENT and victims of USA FALSE FLAG EVENTS
    MH17 Dutch Report: Airplane Was NOT Shot Down by a S2A Missile

    http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/09/mh17-dutch-report-obama-lied-again-mh17-was-not-shot-down-by-a-s2a-missile/#HwdaheE9bz00kkAS.99

    Here is what we know so far. The evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile and was launched by an area that is controlled by Russian-backed separatists inside of Ukraine. -Barack Hussein Obama

    The Dutch preliminary report is in on the MH17 tragedy and it appears highly likely that Barack Obama was again lying, imagine that, to try to justify an increase in hostilities toward Russia. Furthermore, it would appear that the most likely explanation is that MH17 was shot down by Ukraine or an allied fighter jet that was allowed within Ukrainian airspace. Due to evidence of shelling, the report naturally leads to a conclusion that the plane was in fact taken down by an air-to-air strike and not a surface-to-air missile (read more)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3oeuUEltGP0

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  2. Russia Prepares Strong Sanctions Against The West: Medicine Against Rothschild NWO Usury.
    Russia developed a package of sanctions in response to the recently introduced restrictions from the EU and USA.

    The plan provides for various measures – from mild to severe ones, presidential aide Andrei Belousov told Vesti. However, the official did not clarify what measures they would be exactly.

    According to him, revealing this information would be “the same as to reveal operational plans of the General Staff in case of war.” (READ MORE)
    http://politicalvelcraft.org/2014/09/16/russia-prepares-strong-sanctions-against-the-west-medicine-against-rothschild-nwo-usury/

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  3. Russia Deploys Strong Military Reinforcements To Crimea: The West Must Begin To Grow Up & Move Out Of The House Of Rothschild.

    http://politicalvelcraft.org/2014/09/16/russia-deploys-strong-military-reinforcements-to-crimea-the-west-must-begin-to-grow-up-move-out-of-the-house-of-rothschild/

    MOSCOW, September 16 (RIA Novosti) – The deployment of a “fully-fledged and self-sufficient” military contingent in Crimea is a priority for the Russian military in light of the [Kiev] Ukrainian crisis and NATO buildup near Russian borders, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday.

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  4. The DRUMS OF WAR are beating louder & louder. GOD help us all from nazi zionist war insanity!!

    ~darylluke.

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    1. Yes DL...looking at the end from the beginning; THEY WILL NOT GET THEIR WAR...they will be turning their war weapons into plowshares...

      I sometimes wish I had remote viewing so that I can be a fly on the wall in Syria, Iraq, Russia, Ukraine, Wash DC...because from my point of view if we give our intentioSn our full positive energy they can't get the negativity that they want...NO WAR!

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  5. SGT Report – THE EVIL EMPIRE & THE IDOLATERS OF MONEY — Harley Schlanger (Video)
    Tue, September 16, 2014

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YVzCl9ujJKw

    Harley Schlanger, historian and national spokesperson for LaRouchePAC joins me to talk about 9/11 and false flag terror, western-backed ISIS terror, Obama’s speech, Ted Cruz’ undying love for Israel, the death of the dollar, the evil empire & the idolaters of money. We also talk about much needed solutions, like impeaching Obama, returning to the REAL American system and the massive water works infrastructure project that could save the west from epic drought, NAWAPA.

    Harley’s site:
    http://larouchepac.com/

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  6. When War Erupts Patriots Will Be Accused Of Aiding "The Enemy"
    http://www.alt-market.com/articles/2326-when-war-erupts-patriots-will-be-accused-of-aiding-qthe-enemyq

    Excerpt:
    In the past I have pointed out that Russian government funded media outlet RT in particular is in fact an ingenious psy-op, not only run by the Russian government as The Atlantic asserts, but influenced by the globalist establishment. It is effective mainly because most of what it reports is absolutely true. What it does NOT report is where we must focus. This might be confusing unless you grasp how false paradigms work. The conflict dynamic between the U.S. and Russia is no more real than the conflict dynamic between Democrats and Republicans. If you understand that this time around, America is scripted to lose its pro-wrestling match with Russia, everything else comes into focus.

    1) First, RT is relentless in its coverage of corruption within Western governments, but rarely if ever reports anything negative on the Russian establishment. I'm sorry, but Russia's economic policy is dominated by central bankers who are advised directly by Goldman Sachs and who are avid members of the IMF and the BIS. The RDIF (Russian Direct Investment Fund), manages billions in investments in Russia, works closely with Goldman Sachs, and the managing director of this institution is former IMF head and SDR advocate Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

    Vladimir Putin has openly called for the IMF's Special Drawing Rights basket currency to replace the dollar, demanded that Ukraine take loans from the IMF denominated in SDR's, and has a long time friendship with Mr. NWO himself, Henry Kissinger. The only “conflict” Russia has expressed with the globalists at the IMF is that it wishes to be more fully included in the SDR basket system, which has been the planned intention of the IMF anyway. All of this, and RT doesn't have any hard questions about the loyalties of its own government?

    (Read article at link above)

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