Distorting Russia

Putin’s A Game Changer!

How the American media misrepresent Putin, Sochi and Ukraine.

The degradation of mainstream American press coverage of Russia, a country still vital to US national security, has been under way for many years. If the recent tsunami of shamefully unprofessional and politically inflammatory articles in leading newspapers and magazines—particularly about the Sochi Olympics, Ukraine and, unfailingly, President Vladimir Putin—is an indication, this media malpractice is now pervasive and the new norm.

There are notable exceptions, but a general pattern has developed. Even in the venerable New York Times and Washington Post, news reports, editorials and commentaries no longer adhere rigorously to traditional journalistic standards, often failing to provide essential facts and context; to make a clear distinction between reporting and analysis; to require at least two different political or “expert” views on major developments; or to publish opposing opinions on their op-ed pages. As a result, American media on Russia today are less objective, less balanced, more conformist and scarcely less ideological than when they covered Soviet Russia during the Cold War.

The history of this degradation is also clear. It began in the early 1990s, following the end of the Soviet Union, when the US media adopted Washington’s narrative that almost everything President Boris Yeltsin did was a “transition from communism to democracy” and thus in America’s best interests. This included his economic “shock therapy” and oligarchic looting of essential state assets, which destroyed tens of millions of Russian lives; armed destruction of a popularly elected Parliament and imposition of a “presidential” Constitution, which dealt a crippling blow to democratization and now empowers Putin; brutal war in tiny Chechnya, which gave rise to terrorists in Russia’s North Caucasus; rigging of his own re-election in 1996; and leaving behind, in 1999, his approval ratings in single digits, a disintegrating country laden with weapons of mass destruction. Indeed, most American journalists still give the impression that Yeltsin was an ideal Russian leader.

Since the early 2000s, the media have followed a different leader-centric narrative, also consistent with US policy, that devalues multifaceted analysis for a relentless demonization of Putin, with little regard for facts. (Was any Soviet Communist leader after Stalin ever so personally villainized?) If Russia under Yeltsin was presented as having legitimate politics and national interests, we are now made to believe that Putin’s Russia has none at all, at home or abroad—even on its own borders, as in Ukraine.

Russia today has serious problems and many repugnant Kremlin policies. But anyone relying on mainstream American media will not find there any of their origins or influences in Yeltsin’s Russia or in provocative US policies since the 1990s—only in the “autocrat” Putin who, however authoritarian, in reality lacks such power. Nor is he credited with stabilizing a disintegrating nuclear-armed country, assisting US security pursuits from Afghanistan and Syria to Iran or even with granting amnesty, in December, to more than 1,000 jailed prisoners, including mothers of young children.

Not surprisingly, in January The Wall Street Journal featured the widely discredited former president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, branding Putin’s government as one of “deceit, violence and cynicism,” with the Kremlin a “nerve center of the troubles that bedevil the West.” But wanton Putin-bashing is also the dominant narrative in centrist, liberal and progressive media, from the Post, Times and The New Republic to CNN, MSNBC and HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher, where Howard Dean, not previously known for his Russia expertise, recently declared, to the panel’s approval, “Vladimir Putin is a thug.”

The media therefore eagerly await Putin’s downfall—due to his “failing economy” (some of its indicators are better than US ones), the valor of street protesters and other right-minded oppositionists (whose policies are rarely examined), the defection of his electorate (his approval ratings remain around 65 percent) or some welcomed “cataclysm.” Evidently believing, as does the Times, for example, that democrats and a “much better future” will succeed Putin (not zealous ultranationalists growing in the streets and corridors of power), US commentators remain indifferent to what the hoped-for “destabilization of his regime” might mean in the world’s largest nuclear country.

Certainly, The New Republic’s lead writer on Russia, Julia Ioffe, does not explore the question, or much else of real consequence, in her nearly 10,000-word February 17 cover story. Ioffe’s bannered theme is devoutly Putin-phobic: “He Crushed His Opposition and Has Nothing to Show for It But a Country That Is Falling Apart.” Neither sweeping assertion is spelled out or documented. A compilation of chats with Russian-born Ioffe’s disaffected (but seemingly not “crushed”) Moscow acquaintances and titillating personal gossip long circulating on the Internet, the article seems better suited (apart from some factual errors) for the Russian tabloids, as does Ioffe’s disdain for objectivity. Protest shouts of “Russia without Putin!” and “Putin is a thief!” were “one of the most exhilarating moments I’d ever experienced.” So was tweeting “Putin’s fucked, y’all.” Nor does she forget the hopeful mantra “cataclysm seems closer than ever now.”

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For weeks, this toxic coverage has focused on the Sochi Olympics and the deepening crisis in Ukraine. Even before the Games began, the Times declared the newly built complex a “Soviet-style dystopia” and warned in a headline, Terrorism and Tension, Not Sports and Joy. On opening day, the paper found space for three anti-Putin articles and a lead editorial, a feat rivaled by the Post. Facts hardly mattered. Virtually every US report insisted that a record $51 billion “squandered” by Putin on the Sochi Games proved they were “corrupt.” But as Ben Aris of Business New Europe pointed out, as much as $44 billion may have been spent “to develop the infrastructure of the entire region,” investment “the entire country needs.”

Overall pre-Sochi coverage was even worse, exploiting the threat of terrorism so licentiously it seemed pornographic. The Post, long known among critical-minded Russia-watchers as Pravda on the Potomac, exemplified the media ethos. A sports columnist and an editorial page editor turned the Olympics into “a contest of wills” between the despised Putin’s “thugocracy” and terrorist “insurgents.” The “two warring parties” were so equated that readers might have wondered which to cheer for. If nothing else, American journalists gave terrorists an early victory, tainting “Putin’s Games” and frightening away many foreign spectators, including some relatives of the athletes.

The Sochi Games will soon pass, triumphantly or tragically, but the potentially fateful Ukrainian crisis will not. A new Cold War divide between West and East may now be unfolding, not in Berlin but in the heart of Russia’s historical civilization. The result could be a permanent confrontation fraught with instability and the threat of a hot war far worse than the one in Georgia in 2008. These dangers have been all but ignored in highly selective, partisan and inflammatory US media accounts, which portray the European Union’s “Partnership” proposal benignly as Ukraine’s chance for democracy, prosperity and escape from Russia, thwarted only by a “bullying” Putin and his “cronies” in Kiev.

Not long ago, committed readers could count on The New York Review of Books for factually trustworthy alternative perspectives on important historical and contemporary subjects. But when it comes to Russia and Ukraine, the NYRB has succumbed to the general media mania. In a January 21 blog post, Amy Knight, a regular contributor and inveterate Putin-basher, warned the US government against cooperating with the Kremlin on Sochi security, even suggesting that Putin’s secret services “might have had an interest in allowing or even facilitating such attacks” as killed or wounded dozens of Russians in Volgograd in December.

Knight’s innuendo prefigured a purported report on Ukraine by Yale professor Timothy Snyder in the February 20 issue. Omissions of facts, by journalists or scholars, are no less an untruth than misstatements of fact. Snyder’s article was full of both, which are widespread in the popular media, but these are in the esteemed NYRB and by an acclaimed academic. Consider a few of Snyder’s assertions:

§ ”On paper, Ukraine is now a dictatorship.” In fact, the “paper” legislation he’s referring to hardly constituted dictatorship, and in any event was soon repealed. Ukraine is in a state nearly the opposite of dictatorship—political chaos uncontrolled by President Viktor Yanukovych, the Parliament, the police or any other government institution.

§ ”The [parliamentary] deputies…have all but voted themselves out of existence.” Again, Snyder is alluding to the nullified “paper.” Moreover, serious discussions have been under way in Kiev about reverting to provisions in the 2004 Constitution that would return substantial presidential powers to the legislature, hardly “the end of parliamentary checks on presidential power,” as Snyder claims. (Does he dislike the prospect of a compromise outcome?)

§ ”Through remarkably large and peaceful public protests…Ukrainians have set a positive example for Europeans.” This astonishing statement may have been true in November, but it now raises questions about the “example” Snyder is advocating. The occupation of government buildings in Kiev and in Western Ukraine, the hurling of firebombs at police and other violent assaults on law enforcement officers and the proliferation of anti-Semitic slogans by a significant number of anti-Yanukovych protesters, all documented and even televised, are not an “example” most readers would recommend to Europeans or Americans. Nor are they tolerated, even if accompanied by episodes of police brutality, in any Western democracy.

§ ”Representatives of a minor group of the Ukrainian extreme right have taken credit for the violence.” This obfuscation implies that apart perhaps from a “minor group,” the “Ukrainian extreme right” is part of the positive “example” being set. (Many of its representatives have expressed hatred for Europe’s “anti-traditional” values, such as gay rights.) Still more, Snyder continues, “something is fishy,” strongly implying that the mob violence is actually being “done by russo-phone provocateurs” on behalf of “Yanukovych (or Putin).” As evidence, Snyder alludes to “reports” that the instigators “spoke Russian.” But millions of Ukrainians on both sides of their incipient civil war speak Russian.

§ Snyder reproduces yet another widespread media malpractice regarding Russia, the decline of editorial fact-checking. In a recent article in the International New York Times, he both inflates his assertions and tries to delete neofascist elements from his innocuous “Ukrainian extreme right.” Again without any verified evidence, he warns of a Putin-backed “armed intervention” in Ukraine after the Olympics and characterizes reliable reports of “Nazis and anti-Semites” among street protesters as “Russian propaganda.”

§ Perhaps the largest untruth promoted by Snyder and most US media is the claim that “Ukraine’s future integration into Europe” is “yearned for throughout the country.” But every informed observer knows—from Ukraine’s history, geography, languages, religions, culture, recent politics and opinion surveys—that the country is deeply divided as to whether it should join Europe or remain close politically and economically to Russia. There is not one Ukraine or one “Ukrainian people” but at least two, generally situated in its Western and Eastern regions.

Such factual distortions point to two flagrant omissions by Snyder and other US media accounts. The now exceedingly dangerous confrontation between the two Ukraines was not “ignited,” as the Times claims, by Yanukovych’s duplicitous negotiating—or by Putin—but by the EU’s reckless ultimatum, in November, that the democratically elected president of a profoundly divided country choose between Europe and Russia. Putin’s proposal for a tripartite arrangement, rarely if ever reported, was flatly rejected by US and EU officials.

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But the most crucial media omission is Moscow’s reasonable conviction that the struggle for Ukraine is yet another chapter in the West’s ongoing, US-led march toward post-Soviet Russia, which began in the 1990s with NATO’s eastward expansion and continued with US-funded NGO political activities inside Russia, a US-NATO military outpost in Georgia and missile-defense installations near Russia. Whether this longstanding Washington-Brussels policy is wise or reckless, it—not Putin’s December financial offer to save Ukraine’s collapsing economy—is deceitful. The EU’s “civilizational” proposal, for example, includes “security policy” provisions, almost never reported, that would apparently subordinate Ukraine to NATO.

Any doubts about the Obama administration’s real intentions in Ukraine should have been dispelled by the recently revealed taped conversation between a top State Department official, Victoria Nuland, and the US ambassador in Kiev. The media predictably focused on the source of the “leak” and on Nuland’s verbal “gaffe”—“Fuck the EU.” But the essential revelation was that high-level US officials were plotting to “midwife” a new, anti-Russian Ukrainian government by ousting or neutralizing its democratically elected president—that is, a coup.

Americans are left with a new edition of an old question. Has Washington’s twenty-year winner-take-all approach to post-Soviet Russia shaped this degraded news coverage, or is official policy shaped by the coverage? Did Senator John McCain stand in Kiev alongside the well-known leader of an extreme nationalist party because he was ill informed by the media, or have the media deleted this part of the story because of McCain’s folly?

And what of Barack Obama’s decision to send only a low-level delegation, including retired gay athletes, to Sochi? In August, Putin virtually saved Obama’s presidency by persuading Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to eliminate his chemical weapons. Putin then helped to facilitate Obama’s heralded opening to Iran. Should not Obama himself have gone to Sochi—either out of gratitude to Putin, or to stand with Russia’s leader against international terrorists who have struck both of our countries? Did he not go because he was ensnared by his unwise Russia policies, or because the US media misrepresented the varying reasons cited: the granting of asylum to Edward Snowden, differences on the Middle East, infringements on gay rights in Russia, and now Ukraine? Whatever the explanation, as Russian intellectuals say when faced with two bad alternatives, “Both are worst.”

http://www.thenation.com/article/178344/distorting-russia#

 

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Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem was already being planned in 1942

Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem was already being planned in 1942

During the mass murder of Jews in Europe, one man had already a vision of a Holocaust memorial in the Holy Land.”

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The idea for Yad Vashem dates back to before the Holocaust became “the Holocaust” or the State of Israel was established. In the summer of 1942, Mordechai Shenhavi, a founder of the socialist-Zionist Hashomer Hatzair youth movement and a member of kibbutz Mishmar Ha’emek, dreamt up a national memorial site in Palestine for Jewish Holocaust victims.

Bella Gutterman’s new book, “Venatati Lahem Yad Vashem” (“I Gave Them Yad Vashem: 60 Years of Commemoration, Documentation, Research and Education”), devotes a chapter to Shenhavi’s tireless effort to turn his dream into “an international center and focus of identification,” as Gutterman describes it. Shenhavi chose the name “Yad Vashem” and was the first director of the institution. In hindsight, he also connected the Holocaust, heroism and revival, and to a great extent shaped the architecture of Holocaust commemoration in Israel, as it has developed until now.

Shenhavi’s friend, architect Munio Weinraub sketched an initial design for what would become Yad Vashem in 1943. Although the design was not used, some of its features are visible in the building today. Weinraub, along with his architectural partner Al Mansfield, remained involved in planning Yad Vashem until the 1960s.

Shenhavi’s work on behalf of Yad Vashem was just one of his many accomplishments, which, shockingly, have been almost entirely forgotten by most Israelis. Shenhavi was born in Russia in 1900 and moved to the Land of Israel when he was 19 years old. He is thought to be the first member of Hashomer Hatzair to make the trip. A tempestuous and enigmatic man, he was among the founders of the kibbutzim Beit Alfa and Mishmar Haemek and pushed for the establishment of the first industries in the Kibbutz Haartzi movement, including Naaman tableware. For years, he served as an emissary of the movement and the party in Israel and abroad. He was a delegate at several Zionist congresses and Hashomer Hatzair conferences.

Mooli Brog, a researcher for Birthright Israel, writes that Shenhavi had a premonition of his role as an ambassador for Israel as a child. In 1910 in the city of Lvov, “when [Shenhavi] was burning with fever, he had a strange sense of illumination,” Brog writes. “Suddenly he saw himself as though in a dream that he dreamt in his childhood, in which he was speaking to a group of young people … as an emissary who came from the Land of Israel.”

When in 1942, Shenhavi began hearing reports of the Nazi horrors happening in Europe, he was again haunted by visions. Testifying to the members of the National Committee in 1946, “Here I see in a dream all those millions, at the time I didn’t know that it was six million, millions walking with monuments on their shoulders, facing Zion … And they chose one place, and each one removed the monument from his shoulder and placed it in an orderly and disorderly fashion, and the monument of their lives … was constructed … It was a kilometer long and a kilometer wide, and 100 meters high — maybe that was enough. Who can say that there is no room to build such a monument?”

The architectural sketches of Yad Vashem from 1943, hint at Shenhavi’s mystical-messianic vision, depicting a monumental building in mixed style — a rounded tower topped with a dome, towering over an arch-filled main building. Imagined atop an exposed hill overlooking a sprawling landscape, it looks like a combination of a temple, water tower, and guard tower — all charged icons in Jewish-Zionist history.

The interior plans reveal an opening at the top of the dome, perhaps, Brog suggests, inspired by the Pantheon in Rome. Other features include a ray of light, a Star of David and an eternal flame — all mainstays of memorial architecture.

Architecture is integral to commemoration, and Yad Vashem is an extreme, but not singular, example of this connection. City-like in size and designed as an experience, Yad Vashem anticipates the move toward massive scale and sometimes Disneyland-like features that has taken place in the world of memorial architecture.

http://www.haaretz.com/culture/.premium-1.571540

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Israel Did 9/11 – All The Evidence You Need

The WHO and WHY is much more important than the HOW! Don’t be a DUPE!

9/11 – Missing Links ( full movie )

“What we need to stand up and say is not only did they attack the USS Liberty, they did 9/11. They did it. I have had long conversations over the past two weeks with contacts at the Army War College, at it’s headquarters, Marine Corps and I made it absolutely clear in both cases that it is 100 percent certain that 9/11 was a Mossad operation. Period.”
Dr. Alan Sabrosky – Ph.D, University of Michigan, Former Director of Studies at the Army War College

“All the intelligence services of America and Europe… know full well that the disastrous attack ( of 9/11 ) has been planned and realized from the Mossad.. with the aid of the Zionist world in order to put under accusation the Arabic countries and in order to induce the Western Powers to? take part… in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
Francesco Cossiga – the 43rd Prime Minister and the eighth President of the Italy. He was also a professor of constitutional law at the University of Sassari. (now deceased)

“For the best and bravest documentary about Israeli false flag terror, watch filmmaker Mike Delaney’s 9/11 Missing Links.”
Capt Eric May – Former Army Intelligence (with specialties in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare, military intelligence and public affairs), Staff Writer For VeteransTodays.com (He is also a former NBC editorial writer who has published widely, from Military Intelligence Magazine to The Wall Street Journal)

ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS FOR 911 TRUTH WEBSITE
http://www.ae911truth.org/

JOURNAL OF 911 STUDIES WEBSITE
http://www.journalof911studies.com/

9/11 Collapse Presentation-Gordon Ross,MEng – London 06/08/2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7EoMr…

9/11-David Chandler-The Toronto Hearings – 09/10/11 – 11:02AM.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9S6TY…

9/11 WTC Eyewitness Testimony Compilation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHhiRI…

AE911Truth – Derek Johnson – “Engineering Destruction” 7/11/09.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tphxf…

9/11 David Ray Griffin – 2004 Presentation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de54pU…

9/11 Dr Steven Jones Presentation at Orem Utah 29 June 2007.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am876W…

9/11 Omissions and Distortions – David Ray Griffin.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44yB_S…

9/11 – World Trade Center Collapse Analysis – David Chandler Presentation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6UqNy…

9/11 : Dr. STEVEN JONES PRESENTATION- 911
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pL0M5…

WTC Eyewitness ” a bomb went off in the lobby first,then a plane hit”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCc9Pu…

9/11 WTC Eyewitness heard explosion before WTC2 collapsed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSIT8z…

9/11 Eyewitness- “Flames exploded out the front of the World Trade Center”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VoFVl…

911 Eyewitness Nina Pineda – “ground shook/booming sound”.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b59rAk…
911 Eyewitness ABC7 Nina Pineda – “Firebombs And Explosions.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9zGcp…
9/11 Eyewitness Nina Pineda -“From that last explosion it is now again dark”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNym5V…

9/11 WTC Eyewitness – Philip Morelli
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgyeDF…

911 WTC EYEWITNESSES BASEMENT AND LOBBY EXPLOSIONS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAJa8e…

9/11 Eyewitness to molten metal David Long.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2VWhS…

9/11 WTC Eyewitness Marlene Cruz describes basement explosions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z51vqH…

9/11 WTC Eyewitness Joe Torres. WABC-NY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv-6eV…

9/11 : WTC Eyewitness heard “large boom” before the collapse of WTC2.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo6WH8…

9/11 WTC – NYPD Cop “numerous secondary explosions” in WTC.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWq0HE…

9/11 WTC CNN:”When The First Tower Collapsed It Was A Massive Explosion”Patty Sabga
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAcxfS…

WTC Eyewitness ” a bomb went off in the lobby first,then a plane hit”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCc9Pu…

9/11 : FireFighters describe 3 Explosions After Plane Hit WTC.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Tb8g…

9/11 :WTC Eyewitness describes explosions ( see video description) NIST F.O.I.A.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArNQF-…

 

‘The Writing On The Wall’ – German & Russian Alliance Spells Beginning of the End for International Jewry and Finance Capitalism?

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Hero Russian General Now
Sees The World Clearly

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Here is the famous letter of the Russian general who went through a maturing process and sees the world realistically now.. The “zundelsite” below is the professional translation Russian letter by General Wolkow into English…This says it all, it shows decades of investigations by this former Russian combat soldier who was twice wounded in WWII and became a general…Evidently a very intelligent and able and fearless historical investigator…It is fantastic reading since

he hits the nail on the head.

Best to you English speakers and I am confident that you see a lot of Things verified that you ­ no doubt ­ agree with.

–Dieter in Arizona

http://rense.com/general95/herorss.html

Good Morning from the Zundelsite:

The essay by a Russian General, Anatoly Wolkow, I mentioned in my full-page Washington Times ad has been translated into English by a professional translator.  I am very happy to be able to bring it to you, for it says so much in such few, careful words.  I can’t urge you enough to send it to all of your contacts and place it prominently on your website if you have one.

General Wolkow is a veteran of the “Great Patriotic War”.  He was born in Leningrad in 1924.  His education followed the guidelines set by the Communist Party for a career as a soldier and officer.  After a time in the “All-Union Lenin Communist Union of Youth”, serving in the front lines, being wounded twice, and then attending the Frunse Academy, he advanced to the rank of General after the War.

A friend in Moscow gave Anatoly Wolkow a brochure about “The Unmasking of the Antisemitism Hoax” by Erich Glagau, a German patriot.  Glagau writes:

“[The brochure] has been published in Russian, with my full address, and so our paths crossed.  Like many Russians today, [General Wolkow] suffers from political indigestion.  And he had summarized his thoughts in a booklet.

“This is what torments him:  the world political developments since the October Revolution, the time under Stalin, the victory over Germany, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the American wars of conquest, with their goal of total globalization… [This] prompted Anatoly to rethink his convictions.

“He calls upon the politically interested throughout the world to draw up a balance sheet, with no regard for past ideological principles.  If the peoples of the world are not able to recognize the true enemy of mankind TODAY, it will be a long time before a reversal of our present destructive path is possible!”

Here is the essay itself:

The Writing On The Wall –  A Grave Warning from Russia

A Letter from Anatoly Wolkow, Moscow, Russian Federation (Translation)

Then comrades come rally! And the last fight let us face. The Internationale Unites the human race!

What sincere Communist doesn’t know this solidarity song of the working class?  I have spoken with political veterans from various countries.  All of them were convinced that the sooner the Soviet Union united all of working mankind in their rights, the better.  And we Soviet citizens were inspired by this task, and proud to be its vanguard.

If we turn back the pages of our history we find that even a Communist Revolution was dependent on money.  In 1917 it was Trotzky who filled that need with many millions of dollars from the United States.  Nobody had second thoughts about accepting that money! Nobody asked how it could be possible that the Capitalists we fought could support us;  after all, they knew our objectives.  How could that money be accepted?  Lenin had said that we would sell the Capitalists the rope with which we would later hang them!  We were all quite unconcerned.  Too unconcerned!

When the Fascists “attacked” us in 1941, the American Capitalists again bailed us out.  Wasn’t that proof of their honest helpfulness? Or had both sides perhaps concealed their secret plans under the political table?  At that time we, the common folk were unsuspecting. Like everywhere in the world!  As always!  We only ever realize what game is being played when someone presents us with the bill.

I served as soldier of the Occupation Forces in East Germany.  I was always curious, and kept an ear to the ground more than many of my comrades.  I went among the people, spoke with the Germans.  Only rarely did I encounter someone who said more than what one was usually told.  But many minor details allowed me to come to my own view of things.  Even in those early days my misgivings about the integrity of the official political accounts became so great that I grew even more curious, and began to investigate.

After the Soviet Union collapsed, when our soldiers were withdrawn from East Germany while by contrast the American occupation forces remained in West Germany, all the political propaganda barriers still remaining in my mind suddenly broke down.  What had happened simply could not be coincidence!

At the same time I read Russian writers, such as Suvorov, Solzhenitsyn and others.  I also read “Mein Kampf” by the chief Fascist Hitler.  Also “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion”, the Bible, and the Talmud!  That sufficed to allow me to form a clear but dismaying view of historical events.

The remainder of the monstrous revelations came through political events themselves, which were dominated by the United States in close alliance with Israel!

The stance taken by the so-called “left wingers” contributed to my greatest disappointment.  I had always believed they were on the side of the working class.  Now I saw how they let themselves be used by our mortal enemies for their own purposes.  For a pittance!  These people did not object in the slightest to any of the clear and obvious incursions by the Capitalists.  They were kept under control with American diversionary tactics consisting of surfeit offerings of sex, drugs and horror movies.  And politically they were kept quiet by means of the combating of the world’s permanent fundamental evil, Fascism.

Breaking out of this fair-ground spread for them by the rulers from Wall Street was not possible for our former co-ideologists.  Anyone who tried it was isolated or, for simplicity’s sake, branded as a neo-Fascist.  Our minds were completely made up for us.

That’s all well and good, one may say now;  after all, in Nuremberg the Nazis had been pilloried as the world’s criminals for all to see. Who should have doubted it?  And who would have wanted to risk taking their part?  I believed it too.  The belated revision of the Katyn* story did not put any doubts in my mind.  “Minor accidents” can happen anywhere!

I didn’t fully wake up until the American intervention in Afghanistan.  The Yankees had supported the Afghans for years while the Soviet Union fought them.  And once we were out, the Americans went in.  Now their Afghan friends had become their enemies!  One could practically smell the oil!

In the course of my political discoveries I read reports by Americans who spoke openly about the double game the Yanks had played there too.  For example, Bin Laden had been a “bosom buddy” of Bush’s.  But now he was transmogrified into his mortal enemy!

And then, the criminal events making up the Gulf War!  Americans wrote about that, too, and exposed incredible connections and interrelationships.  The United States had supplied Saddam with the weapons used against Iran, and encouraged him to take action there. They had promised Saddam free rein in Kuwait, only then to visit war upon him on the pretext of the faked film about the murders of babies.  And what was once again the real objective of these interventions?  OIL!

Only now had I begun to see many political matters with clarity.  I looked into events that had their roots in the last century.  Our great leader Lenin also helped me in this.  He had said:  He that controls Germany controls the heart of Europe.  That shall be our goal!  Then there will be nothing to stand in the way of the world revolution!

“The Germans invented the Monkey”

That is a Russian proverb.  It means that the German people have a number of characteristics that enable them to accomplish what other peoples find difficult.

During my time in East Germany I was able to witness first hand that this is in fact so, but I also realized it particularly during the war and from the facts of German-Russian history.  There must be something to this proverb.

I read about the time of the Prussian King Friedrich the Great and about that of Bismarck, and recognized the German people’s able efficiency.  But Russian rulers had already made these positive experiences in times gone by.  I was most eager to see what I could find out about our arch-enemy, the chief Fascist Hitler.  So as to begin my studies at the source, I obtained his book, “Mein Kampf”.

While I was busy with that, political current events continued to unfold for anyone to observe.  And I can only advise all my former comrades from the international working class:  open your eyes and your ears!  Take off your blinkers so that you will not one day stand before the rubble and ashes of your own ignorance!

My conclusion was that the Germans had indeed invented the monkey. The totally new ideas and activities in Germany were not to the liking of Germany’s opponents, and so they tried to win the “inventor” of this turnabout for their own cause.  Since their efforts did not produce the desired effect, they instead tried to eliminate him totally.  If he were not gotten rid of, he just might inspire other peoples with the courage to also stand up and fight.

Anyone can see from this that the grounds for starting a war don’t always need to be oil.  The Germans had invented many things that made them independent of the rich industrial nations.  In doing so they had proven the German proverb that necessity is the mother of invention.

In terms of land area and natural resources the United States are just about the richest country in the world.  They can live in the lap of luxury.  But instead of being satisfied with that, their Capitalists also lust for the assets of peoples much poorer than they.  But that was exactly what the inventors of the monkey did not want to put up with.  Their proverbial inventiveness came up with a form of artificial rubber, called buna.  And since they could also build cars themselves, they invented the gasoline necessary to power them – from their own coal reserves.  Anyone who wants anything from us, they said, can have it if we in return can have other things we need.  And let us add that we shall not buy anything on credit! Because we won’t pay interest.  We believe that money can’t multiply through interest, only through the creation of new things of value. So anyone who wants to can come and deal with us on the barter system!

This new “monkey” was not at all welcome to the money sharks.  And so war was declared on the clever inventor!  We want interest, they said, or we’ll start shooting like at a bank robbery!  That’s something we know all about!

The sad end is known to all.  Hitler’s interest-free financial system gave up the ghost once and for all.

We Russians had a parallel and no less bitter experience.  Our Soviet Union collapsed.  And who was the godfather of this catastrophe?  The selfsame people who couldn’t dispense with practicing their usury in Germany!  And what have we learned from it?  All previous actions were part of the strategy of world domination.  Every citizen of Earth can observe the continuing process of GLOBALIZATION in every aspect of life.  We in Russia already know that tune well.  Except that we’ve been thoroughly cured of singing in the course of umpteens of years and especially recently.  At best we still tinkle a bit on the last balalaika string.  And how happy we would be if we had the inventors of the monkey standing by our side!

Are there still any of my former comrades who say, the fate of the Germans does not concern us?  Well, you may even be right, for many of my Russian friends say with resignation that we are so deep in the muck already that we hardly dare think of the future.  But I am not addressing only my own fellow-countrymen, but also my comrades in other nations.  I can only warn you:  one day you will be in the same boat as we and the Germans.  The only kind of people still desired by the powers-that-be today are beasts of burden, labor slaves like in an ant pile or a bee hive.  But not so that you will be able to eat your honey yourselves;  you will have to hand it over!  GLOBALIZATION is the invention of those who want to rule the world – and with it, all of humanity!

Every now and then I visit my German friends in Saxony.  I also read German newspapers and watch television.  Sometimes, strange groups and associations are mentioned:  Rock against the Right-wing, Youth against Racism and Fascism and the like.  All of them display the same tendencies.  I did not succeed in getting into contact with any of these people.  I suspect that they are only facades, shams intended to distract you from the real problems.  Don’t let the Yanks use you for their own purposes!  Just as the Jews need “anti-Semitism”, the USA need Al-Qaida and terrorism.  They are artificial enemy constructs!  Comrades, don’t fall for them!

But now I shall spoon-feed it to you so that you may see how this has been done successfully to the Germans.  And once they are completely finished, it will be YOUR turn.  So stand together and defend yourselves!

The Magic Word:  Democracy

Already long before World War Two the Germans were told that what they needed was a true democracy.  The American kind would be best. The fact that money alone determined the results of the elections there, and that the “right” people are “chosen” in advance, was information that was not shared with potential recruits.  Some Germans fell for this bluff, and committed treason in favor of the USA.  You too will be told that you need a better democratic system in your countries.  Just take the example of Iraq!

In the Federal Republic of Germany only such people came to power who had previously pledged in Washington to fulfill the Yankees’ wishes.

Just like in the USA, the “right politicians” were also for sale in the Federal Republic.  Yes, you’ve heard me correctly:  in the United States anything can be bought!  Even the politicians!  So why not also in Germany, and in your own country as well!  Where you live is irrelevant.

And anybody who refuses to play by these rules is denied access to the feeding trough.  It is quite clear that there are always just a few people who are allowed to “play”, because it’s cheaper to let a few gorge themselves than to let the masses eat their fill!

In Germany as well, it took only a handful of people to pull off this “democratic” show.  The obstinate ones who refused to “buy in” were locked up, with or without a trial.  I have heard that some were even bumped off.

In Germany all the people were mistrusted.  And so other methods were used.  People were imported from other parts of the globe.  These folks had to be supplied by the natives with houses and even hotel suites, fed, and showered with all the blessings of the social security network, such as health care, good jobs, care for family members remaining in their far-distant homeland, and much more.

For you this means that you, too, would have to not only take in strangers but also to take care of them!

Actually it should already be enough to wake you up when you hear the slogan “ONE WORLD”.  It’s incomprehensible to me that there can be people among you who can be tempted to rant publicly against their former enemies, the Fascists.  That’s a diversionary tactic aimed right at you.  You are not supposed to realize who exactly wants to get their hands on you!  It’s the old international Capitalists!! Your new “employers”!  Don’t let yourself be blinded by a few bought comrades who in turn buy you and misuse you to stage demonstrations against alleged “right-wingers” or “Fascists” or “racists” or “anti-Semites”, all in exchange for bus fare and a small gratuity! In the end it is you who will be the dupes.  Remember Saddam!  How much “business” the Yanks did with him!  They supplied him with weapons and used him for many a crooked deal.  And now they want to grill him!

The US Administrations are trigger-happy, as one may expect a criminal gang to be.  And any American GI can play king in an occupied country.  As soon as he’s back home he is thrown back into the masses, to serve as slave to the financial sharks.

You should take a look at what’s happening in Russia!  The people are poor as church mice.  The rich grow ever richer.  And what kind of people are these, these rich ones?  They hold dual citizenship.  When “minor accidents” result in the waters getting hot for them, they vanish faster than you can see.  And allegedly nobody knows where they went.  Every now and then, someone’s new address in Tel Aviv slips out.

Haven’t you noticed that the Yanks always talk about weapons of mass destruction?  That’s the alleged reason for visiting war upon a country.  And haven’t you noticed that precisely the USA are the ones who have already used these terrible weapons?  Surely you can’t be that blind?  And which country is it that has complied with none of the UN Resolutions to date?  ISRAEL!  You can’t have missed that!!

You should take a look at Russia!  The situation is becoming ever more terrible.  You should look at the industrial regions! Environmental pollution in the oil-rich regions is catastrophic!  Our state has no money with which to put things right.  The gangsters brought us McDonald’s and Coca Cola, and skinned us financially in the process.

Gangsters, mafia, pornography, drugs, the exchange of Russian culture for uniform American crap – those are the hallmarks of the new way of life.

Anyone who is poor but has the courage to take the initiative in some way is cut down at the knees by the financial sharks.  The gangsters who live on the interest paid by the poor are not our own people. They are at home internationally, but want to be buried in Israel.

I can only warn you, and invite you to come to Russia!  Here you would get visual instruction to open your eyes to realize what is in store for you if you do not defend yourselves!

Talk to your comrades at home!  Don’t let yourselves continue to be hitched to the cart that is meant to drive you to ruin!  As slaves!

I have seen modern Germany.  Today Lenin might no longer think that the German people were still able to invent the monkey.  I would be happy to be wrong in this.  But many of the people I spoke to struck me as living in a different world.  They do not understand the game their politicians are playing with them.  If I were to live in Germany, I would not wish to be a German, I would wish to be a refugee.  Or a Jew.  Anything THEY want, they are begged to take.

In summer 2002 in Berlin I chanced across a periodical in which a journalist wrote that the Nazis had gassed at most 450,000 Jews, and that he could document it!  I thought, this fellow will be picked up and behind bars before the day is out.  When I was back in Berlin again six months later, I heard that not a hair on this journalist’s head had been harmed.  People on the street to  whom I spoke about this explosive article had never heard of it.  When I managed to get hold of a politician outside the Reichstag building and mentioned this to him, he invited me to a cup of coffee.  He had realized that I was a Russian.  And then he told me that it would be better to forget all about this article by the journalist Meyer as quickly as possible.  If, he said, a public inquiry were ever to result, the entire Holocaust edifice could be shaken to its foundations.  The consequences would be unimaginable, he said.  He also advised me to consider this in the interest of Russia.  I asked him, why Russia, specifically?  He turned very mysterious.  “I can only urge you to take my advice!” he said, and took his leave.

But what I think is a very different matter:  the Germans have paid reparations for many “millions of gassed victims”.  And they’re still paying today!  If it were all to turn out now to have been a gigantic hoax, then indeed the consequences would be unimaginable.  I emphasize:  if what the journalist Meyer wrote is true!  But in any case the matter is very odd.  And I am reminded of Katyn…

Dear friends and comrades in all the world, I can only urge you to wake up!  Come visit us in Russia!  Here you will see things first-hand!

I greet you as comrades! And I’m counting on you!

Anatoly Wolkow

*Zundelsite note:

“Katyn” refers to the charge, floated for decades, that the “Nazis” had massacred thousands of the Polish intelligentsia and military officers in the forests of Katyn.  Fairly recently it was admitted that, in fact, the mass executions at Katyn were committed by the Soviets, and the German army only discovered the mass graves.

If you want to know specifics and double-check, go to <http://www.ihr.org>www.ihr.org or http://www.vho org and read up on what actually happened…

US NGO Uncovered in Ukraine Protests

US NGO Uncovered in Ukraine Protests

CANVAS: The Belgrade US-Financed Training Group Behind the Carefully-Orchestrated Kiev Protests

“The recent protests in Ukraine have the stench of a foreign-orchestrated attempt to destabilize the government of Viktor Yanukovych after he walked away from signing an EU Association Agreement that would have driven a deep wedge between Russia and Ukraine. Glamor-star boxer-turned political guru, Vitaly Klitschko, has been meeting with the US State Department and is close to Angela Merkel’s CDU political machine in Germany. The EU association agreement with Ukraine is widely resisted by many EU member states with deep economic problems of their own. The two EU figures most pushing it—Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski—are both well known in the EU as close to Washington…” – See more at: http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2014/01/07/us-ngo-uncovered-in-ukraine-protests/#sthash.YHPiEeGh.dpuf