Talk about your axis of evil, the ABC’s of Armageddon are America, Britain and Canada. All three have ushered in a new age of militarization funded on the backs of the most fragile citizens of these three countries. From Global Research:
Yahoo Money’ The Daily Ticker quoting a Reuters investigation that reveals that $8.5 trillion – that’s trillion with a “T” – in taxpayer money doled out by Congress to the Pentagon since 1996 that has never been accounted for….
While Republican politicians rush to slash food stamps for the 47 million Americans living in poverty – the highest amount in nearly two decades – Republican U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has the audacity to complain that $20 billion dollars in automatic sequester cuts to the massive and secretive $565.8 billion Defense Department budget are “too steep, too deep, and too abrupt,” all while the Pentagon and the Defense Department are overseeing massive fraud, waste, and abuse….
Yahoo Finance lists some additional findings, including;
The DOD has amassed a backlog of more than $500 billion in unaudited contracts with outside vendors….
With 8 trillion missing from America’s Pentagon the focus is now turned to attacking Russia via Ukraine. The corrupt governments of America, Britain and Canada are moving the chessmen into place in Ukraine. From the World Socialist Web Site:
In a provocative move last Saturday, US- and EU-backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appointed former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili governor of the Odessa region, ramping up an already increasingly tense state of affairs with Russia.
The appointment of the ex-leader that presided over the Russian-Georgian war in 2008, comes only weeks after Poroshenko claimed that Ukraine was at war with Russia.
The appointment of Saakashvili not only escalates tensions with Russia, but also installs as leader of one of Ukraine’s most hotly contested regions a man who has no qualms about using dictatorial and violent means to suppress opposition in the working class…
Saakashvili was hailed by the Bush administration as a leader of a bastion of democracy on the border with Russia….
Months before it was voted out of office in 2012, Saakashvili’s administration faced another scandal revealing extreme forms of abuse and torture used in prisons across Georgia…
Continued provocations by such reckless US-backed stooges could quickly escalate into a military confrontation between nuclear powers with devastating consequences.
A military confrontation between nuclear powers is the goal of America, Britain and Canada whose people have been living with the devastating consequences of a war-for-profit based economy. According to the Russia Times, Ukraine’s puppet parliament has amended state laws to accommodate foreign troops to fight against the Ukrainian people.
Kiev to allow foreign armed forces in Ukraine, incl. ‘potential carriers of nukes’
The Ukrainian parliament has adopted amendments to state law allowing “admission of the armed forces of other states on the territory of Ukraine.” The possible hosting of foreign weapons of mass destruction is also mentioned in the documents….
The bill was submitted to the parliament in May by PM Arseny Yatsenyuk. It focuses on the provision of “international peacekeeping and security” assistance to Ukraine at its request….
The previous law also required that the length of time temporary peacekeeping forces were to be deployed in Ukraine be stipulated, while the new amendments allow an indefinite period, long enough “to achieve the goal of the stay.”
So the new law that Arseny Yatsenyuk (Neocon Victoria Nuland’s handpicked Prime Minister for Ukraine) introduced allows an indefinite period of occupation by foreign troops, long enough to “achieve the goal”, but what is the goal? Is the goal a nuclear confrontation with Russia? And who are those “foreign troops?”
From the Telegraph:
British forces head for Ukraine as David Cameron issues warning to Vladimir Putin
Prime Minister announces British infantry training mission to Ukraine as he warns of 'deeply damaging' consequences if EU fails to stand up to Vladimir Putin on Ukraine…
Downing Street said that around 75 UK troops will travel to Ukraine to help with medical, intelligence, logistics and infantry skills.
Giving evidence to the Commons Liaison Committee, Mr. Cameron said: "We are not at the stage of supplying lethal equipment.”
From Military Times:
Canada to send military instructors to Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the country soon will send military instructors to Ukraine to help train government troops….
At a joint news conference Saturday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the countries would widen military cooperation, but that Canada won't supply lethal weapons.
Poroshenko also said Ukraine hasn't asked Western countries to base missiles in Ukraine to defend against Russia. National security council head Oleksandr Turchynov floated that proposal last month.
US sending $75 million, Humvees, non-lethal aid to Ukraine
Washington (CNN) The U.S. will provide an additional $75 million in non-lethal equipment to Ukraine including counter-mortar radar, drones, radios and medical equipment, a US official said Wednesday…
The announcement comes as President Barack Obama continues to weigh sending lethal aid to Kiev, a move he's so far resisted amid pressure from Democrats and Republicans alike.
The G7 formerly the G8, like thirteen year-old girls at a pajama party, have again dissed Vladimir Putin. Now the three stooges, Obama, Cameron and Harper are taking turns making pissy comments about Vlad’s exile from the cool kids table.
Harper told U.S. television channel CNBC in an interview that Putin does not share Western values and has "no place" at the summit, which chose not to invite the Russian leader for the second year in a row….
"We are having a discussion on the shared interests of the Western democratic world," Harper said Sunday. "Mr. Putin, who is in no way part of that, has no place at the table, and I don't believe there's any leader who would defend Mr. Putin having a place."
"He's (Putin) got to make a decision," said Mr Obama. "Does he continue to wreck his country's economy…”
“Existing sanctions must remain in place until the Minsk agreements are fully implemented…. We must not forget that the Ukrainians are the victims and not the aggressors.”
Who better to counsel Putin on wrecking his country’s economy than Obama, Harper and Cameron? Make no mistake about it, the goal of the financially and morally bankrupt G7 is war with Russia. Sure, there’s a lot of blather about climate change, but the real focus is war, war and more war. From World Socialist Website:
G7 leaders escalate war threats against Russia
During their second day of discussions in the resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the German Alps on Monday, the leaders of the major imperialist powers affirmed their commitment to a policy of escalating strategic and military pressure against Russia…
The hypocrisy and recklessness of Obama and his G7 counterparts is breathtaking. They are denouncing Russian “aggression” in Ukraine, which they plunged into civil war by backing a fascist-led putsch last year that toppled a pro-Russian government…
Last week, US defense officials testifying before the US House of Representatives indicated that the Pentagon is considering launching pre-emptive strikes against Russian targets, including with nuclear weapons…
The immense dangers posed to the world’s population arising from the US and NATO war drive against Russia are being hidden from masses of workers in the United States and worldwide…
Even as Obama denounced Putin for “wrecking his country’s economy,” the social cuts, mass layoffs and other “economic restructuring” measures dictated by the Western banks and financial institutions are pushing millions into poverty and ravaging key social infrastructure across Southern and Eastern Europe…
In its official communique, the G7 powers demanded that the Ukrainian government continue to implement austerity policies that, as in Greece, are pushing broad layers of the population into poverty….
The precise makeup of the social cuts, which are to be directed largely against the salaries and pensions of government workers, were a major topic of discussion at the G7 talks, Merkel said.
While Putin is attempting to tamp down the threat of World War III between Russia and the ABC’s, America, Britain and Canada along with their lemmings at the G7, Pope Francis is stating the obvious, World War III has already begun. From Inquisitr:
Russian President Vladimir Putin is doing his best to quell any fears over the possibility of World War 3 breaking out between the NATO forces and Russia, claiming that only a “sick person” would imagine WW3. Pope Francis would disagree with this assessment, and believes the world has been beset by an “atmosphere of war.”
“I would like to say – there’s no need to be afraid of Russia,” Putin told the newspaper Corriere della Sera according to AFP. “The world has changed so much that people in their right mind cannot imagine such a large-scale military conflict today.
We have other things to do, I can assure you. Only a sick person — and even then only in his sleep — can imagine that Russia would suddenly attack NATO.”
Well Putin is right about one thing, only a sick person would press for a nuclear confrontation with Russia, but then I guess Putin is unfamiliar with America, Britain and Canada. After all he wasn’t invited to the G7 Garden Party.
By Patricia Baeten