After sixteen years of illegal wars across the globe, the world is finally sick of America's millionaire congress and is turning to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for leadership. America’s wars against resource rich, cash poor sovereign nations have reduced the world’s most sacred ancient treasures to rubble and left the global economy on the verge of collapse. This millionaire congress has succeeded in bombing America into the Stone Age, while Russia has continued to thrive. Now the world wants a Putin led revolution.
In order to fund the military industrial complex that many of our members of congress benefitted from, our infrastructure is almost beyond repair. From Veterans Today:
Tale of Two Nations: Russia vs USA Economic Prospects
Taking the extraordinary USA and EU economic sanctions against Russia and low oil prices since 2014 into account, Russia’s economic outlook looks excellent going forward while that of Trump’s America looks bleak, to put it mildly…
The growing poverty in America since the beginning of the 1970’s was as a deliberate economic policy consequence of Wall Street policies and notably so after the decision to abandon the Bretton Woods Gold Exchange Standard in 1971…
While the United States over the past five decades has been tearing down its once prospering cities, infrastructure and industry, Russia is building up its national economy on an advanced technological basis with some of the most creative scientific and engineering minds on Earth…
In the United States debts are soaring and the slums and homelessness are spreading, hidden behind United States’ Potemkin Village ultra-wealthy gentrified urban areas like Manhattan in New York City or Washington D C and its wealthy suburbs…
Total private household debt in the United States today is over $12 trillion for combined home mortgage debt, college loans, car debt, credit card debt. That’s a huge burden weighing on the growth potential of the US economy.
Add to this the exponential growth of the US national debt, now just under $20 trillion, and it becomes clear that the campaign rhetoric of the Trump Presidency to “make America Great Again” requires emergency economic measures and effective and well-thought-through Chapter 9 type bankruptcy-reorganization of the nation’s debt in order to allow the United States to again become a real manufacturing economy not merely a financial speculator in debt.
In 1980, at the start of the “debts don’t matter” irresponsibility of the Reagan-Bush era, the level of Federal debt was a very manageable 30% of GDP. By the end of Bush Senior’s term in January 1993, it stood at more than double or 63% of GDP. It was beginning to “matter,” but Wall Street and bond traders loved it.
When George W. Bush, took office in 2001 it had fallen back to 54% through no fault of Bush but rather to Baby-boomer demographics. From there US national debt took off like a ballistic missile, doubling by March 2017 to more than 104% of GDP today, just a whisker below a staggering $20 trillion…
The situation for the EU countries is only slightly better. The Eurozone countries have an average of 90% debt to GDP, far beyond the 60% ceiling of the Maastricht Treaty. In Greece it stands at 179 % , followed by Italy at 133 %, Portugal at 130 %, Cyprus at 107 % and Belgium at 106 %...
By contrast Russia’s state debt is almost miniscule at 13% of GDP in 2016, the US dollar equivalent at present exchange rates of $190 billion. Inflation is currently measured between 4-5%...
Russia’s Central bank reserves today are more than healthy. In addition to a major restocking of its gold reserves the total reserves today stand at $406 billion, higher than in 2014 when it stood at $385 billion.
Russia faces nothing remotely comparable in terms of such a debt prison…. The very advanced military technology that Russia’s intervention into the Syria war has demonstrated to the world confirms that Russian science and technology are world-class, and often far more…
An instance of the kind of innovation and technology potential of this policy of supporting high-tech manufacture drawing on Russia’s extraordinary military aircraft experience is the rollout this May of the first test flight of Russia’s Irkut MC-21 narrow-body commercial jet. THE DEVELOPMENT REPORTEDLY SENT SHOCK WAVES THROUGH THE BOARDROOMS OF BOEING AND AIRBUS.
The Irkut MC-21 has the widest fuselage of any narrow-body jet in the market giving more passenger comfort compared with the “sardines-in-a-can” passenger space on comparable Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 models. More attractive, especially for many developing markets in the Middle East and Asia, is the fact its price is some 15% below the A320...
Another sector of infrastructure manufacturing excellence from Russia is the extraordinary development of Russia’s United Wagon Company… the highly sophisticated new cutting-edge rail car factory of United Wagon’s Tikhvin Railway Car Building Plant in 2012 at a cost of almost $1 billion. Since then United Wagon has grown to be a major world-class builder of advanced specialized rail wagons, and is larger than any European freight wagon producer with 22,000 wagons a year…
Truly prospects for a dynamic, economically growing Russian real economy today are more positive than at any time in the past two centuries or more…
I can’t help but feel it would do our world far more in terms of the good to end with the silly losing wars everywhere and return to building up our nations and civilization. The energy of war is a no-brainer. Building up is exciting, as China and increasingly Russia realize.
Here in America, the millionaire congress has just passed an almost trillion dollar annual budget for more war while America is on the precipice of a banking collapse that will dwarf the banking collapse of 2008. From Geopolitics:
What Must Be Done Before Another Bank Crash Hits
The warning of another, devastating Europe-U.S. banking crash before the end of this year, raised by EIR in May and by a meeting of European Parliamentarians in early July, is becoming an emergency danger. It requires a mobilization of actions to stop it.
The Italian banking system, which has just suffered three major bank bailouts combined with “bail-ins” of unlucky savers, is trying to raise capital it cannot raise, to prevent a potential collapse which could take Germany’s banks down with it. U.S.-based banks have $2 trillion of exposure to that looming collapse of bad debt and worse derivatives, centered in London.
Those Wall Street banks, unpunished and bailed out since 2008, have rapidly built up bubbles of corporate debt and commercial real estate derivatives larger than the mortgage-debt bubbles which blew out back then; and default rates and bankruptcy rates are now rising sharply in those bubbles…
President Trump’s policy of cooperation with Russia and China, for peace and mutual benefit, is right, and must be defended against all the attacks on him for it. But it will not survive the chaos of another trans-Atlantic financial crash…
Action must be mobilized rapidly, ultimately by the American people and their organizations.
First, the Glass-Steagall separation of commercial from investment banking must be reinstated, with beginning effect immediately, to break up Wall Street’s gigantic speculative casinos.
Since the Glass-Steagall Act began to be torn down 50 years ago, Wall Street’s banks and funds — with their most dangerous operations always in London! — have been a succubus on the economy, which can’t grow without financial crashes, and since the 2008 crash can’t grow at all. The Glass-Steagall breakup must start now, to prevent the threatening new bank crash.
Then, credit must be issued from a national credit institution… The purpose is high-technology investments in new, more productive infrastructure to replace the crumbling sinews of the U.S. economy, raise productivity and create productive employment again. It cannot and will not be done by private investment. President Trump must learn this, and the Wall Streeters around him like the Treasury Secretary, have to go.
A great expansion of the United States space exploration program will drive this revival, as the President had stated in a television message to the American people in March…
Then, the President’s intent to cooperate with China and Russia will become a tremendous benefit, especially from the great “win-win” building project — Beijing’s New Silk Road across Eurasia and Africa. Let such high-speed rail corridors, for example, be built across North America. The United States is potentially a full partner in the Belt and Road Initiative.
First Wall Street, in both the Congress and the Administration, must be beaten and broken up, to prevent it from permanently destroying what remains of American industrial economy and scientific capability.
Amen, Lyndon LaRouche that is exactly what Russia has been doing, but our millionaire congress will never allow state owned anything. They have spent over fifty years privatizing profits and dumping the losses on the American people. With Russia-phobia reaching a fevered pitch in our millionaire owned media and our millionaire congress won’t allow President Trump to bring any sanity back to our foreign policy. Our millionaire congress are just a bunch of cave men. From The Hill:
GOP-controlled Congress nears legislative triumph — on Russia
The House on Tuesday is poised to pass legislation limiting the president’s ability to unilaterally lift sanctions on Russia, which the Trump administration initially opposed…
Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate are expected to come together to pass a bipartisan package imposing stiffer sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea that has stalled for weeks. The delays triggered Democratic accusations that the Trump administration was trying to kill the legislation to curry favor with Russia…
While prior administrations of both parties have lobbied against various sanctions bills — citing the need for freedom from the legislative branch to make diplomatic decisions — the ongoing Russia controversies have created a perception problem for the White House. In the end, the GOP-led House and Senate pushed hard to move this bill despite major concerns from the administration…
House Republicans aren’t expected to be able to send top legislative priorities they campaigned on, such as healthcare or tax reform, to Trump’s desk before leaving for the August recess at the end of this week.
Instead, one of the biggest legislative accomplishments slated to become law this year will be a measure constraining Trump. It could also lead to more frostiness in the relationship between the U.S. and Russia…
In addition to establishing new sanctions on the three countries, the bill grants Congress the power to block Trump from lifting sanctions.
Trump, who vowed during the campaign to have a friendlier relationship with Russia than his predecessors, issued a tweet Sunday complaining about the “phony Russian Witch Hunt.” Five minutes later, without specifically mentioning the Russia investigations, Trump wrote, “It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President.”
President Trump, you are not the Republicans’ president, they have infested your administration with the most backward cavemen available in the millionaire GOP congress. They are the source of the leaks and must be removed from your administration before it is too late. While they were passing this strait jacket legislation, Iraq is “seeking ‘substantial’ Russian military & political presence in Iraq.” From Veterans Today:
Baghdad seeking ‘substantial’ Russian military & political presence in Iraq – vice-president
Russian military and political presence in Iraq would bring balance to the whole Middle Eastern and North African region, Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi vice-president, said during his visit to Moscow.
“It’s well known that Russia has historically strong relations with Iraq, therefore we would like Russia to have a substantial presence in our country, both politically and militarily,” al-Maliki said during his meeting with the speaker of Russia’s upper house of parliament, Valentina Matviyenko.
“This way, a balance would be established that would benefit the region, its peoples and its countries,” he added…
The vice president said that Baghdad wants to boost relations with Moscow as it believes “in Russia’s role in solving most of the key international issues as well as improving stability and balance in our region and worldwide…”
“Today we need Russia’s greater involvement in Iraqi affairs, especially in the energy field. Now when we are done with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), Iraq needs investments in energy and trade,” he said.
Everyone knows that ISIS was a CIA creation and there can be no peace in Iraq until the U.S. is kicked out and banned from returning. The Russian sanctions congress just passed are in response to the phony baloney DNC hacking which has been debunked over and over. From Consortium News:
Intel Vets Challenge ‘Russia Hack’ Evidence
In a memo to President Trump, a group of former U.S. intelligence officers, including NSA specialists, cite new forensic studies to challenge the claim of the key Jan. 6 “assessment” that Russia “hacked” Democratic emails last year…
Forensic studies of “Russian hacking” into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, data was leaked (not hacked) by a person with physical access to DNC computers, and then doctored to incriminate Russia.
After examining metadata from the “Guccifer 2.0” July 5, 2016 intrusion into the DNC server, independent cyber investigators have concluded that an insider copied DNC data onto an external storage device, and that “telltale signs” implicating Russia were then inserted.
Key among the findings of the independent forensic investigations is the conclusion that the DNC data was copied onto a storage device at a speed that far exceeds an Internet capability for a remote hack. Of equal importance, the forensics show that the copying and doctoring were performed on the East coast of the U.S. Thus far, mainstream media have ignored the findings of these independent studies…
VIPS member William Binney, a former Technical Director at the National Security Agency, and other senior NSA “alumni” in VIPS attest to the professionalism of the independent forensic findings.
The recent forensic studies fill in a critical gap. Why the FBI neglected to perform any independent forensics on the original “Guccifer 2.0” material remains a mystery – as does the lack of any sign that the “hand-picked analysts” from the FBI, CIA, and NSA, who wrote the “Intelligence Community Assessment” dated January 6, 2017, gave any attention to forensics.
That is the problem, Trump can’t trust the millionaire congress nor can he trust the intelligence agencies packed with their surrogates. Now that congress has passed legislation annulling the president’s power to make decisions on foreign policy Trump needs to play hardball and fire the GOP turncoats in his administration. From LaRouche.pub:
Are They All Simply Crazy—Or What?
July 16—Under the cover of exposing Russian collusion with the Trump team, the entire political establishment in the United States is committing total self-destruction. Why? Why choose to go down in flames with a transparent lie—Russian meddling in the election—when everyone now knows that it was the Democratic National Committee which meddled against Bernie Sanders? And meddled on behalf of Hillary and against Trump, along with CNN, in coordination with a British-Atlantic spy matrix that includes MI-6, Fusion GPS, and CrowdStrike—along with operatives such as Christopher Steele, John Brennan, and James Comey?...
CNN has dragged its ratings down below those of “Nick at Night” on cable television. The New York Times is shrinking into nothingness before our eyes; the only thing growing is its reputation for war-mongering and lies. What is the Washington Post now, but a public utility for leaking intelligence agents, with a slogan which is fitting only for a Greek tragedy’s self-fulfilling prophecy—“Democracy Dies in Darkness…”
Along with NBC, and the other main networks, they are all committing a sort of suicide, repeating lie after lie, night after night—all while the American people suffer under the policies which the networks have endorsed for the last 20, if not the last 50 years…
Those policies included the deindustrialization program of the 1970s—Wall Street’s greenie, pro-drug, anti-technology policy. Remember 18% interest rates? …It was in the late 1970s when our nation’s aging infrastructure required a new platform of low-interest credit. Instead, we got the Savings and Loan scandal and the takedown of U.S. industry.
However, it was the last twenty years that saw the blatant neglect of our nation’s industry and population—in other words, a total disregard for the nation’s long-term survival—turned into a policy of psychotic terror. Beginning with the phony impeachment coup run against Bill Clinton—who in 1998 threatened to change the global financial system back towards an industrial orientation as Lyndon LaRouche advised him—the terror has only increased….
Then comes George W. Bush, with zero political power or mandate. That is, no political control over a population as the economic system blows out underneath their feet. And not just long-term survival, but their short term survival has now become threatened.
Thus comes 9-11—a British-Saudi provocation intended to allow installation of a dictatorship—just as Lyndon LaRouche had warned in January, 2001, that some such provocation would ensue… Cultural hysteria was invoked, not unlike the 1960s, but this time for war. Police-state measures were introduced. A program of perpetual war was launched against all nations that could oppose a global financial dictatorship—including targeting the nuclear powers, Russia and China…
The system is again about to burst—a system of debt and corruption on Wall Street, already ten times bigger than in 2000. By September of 2008, the system is in total disintegration; Cheney is threatening martial law. The $20 trillion plus bailout begins—all under the eye of British agent Barack Obama.
Obama, unbeknownst to most of his supporters, was chosen to be the next President by this fascist coup, specifically because he would continue the Bush legacy—the fascist police state, the perpetual war regime, and the non-stop bailout of Wall Street’s crime system…
Donald Trump, who first ran against the Bush legacy in the Republican Party, and then against the Obama faction in the Democratic party, was, in fact, running a Presidential campaign against the fascist coup first launched against Bill Clinton and brought to full power through the British/Saudi orchestrated 9-11 attack…
So—what does this have to do with the massive Russian collusion story the mainstream media can’t stop talking about—even while a majority of even the Democratic Party voters don’t buy it?
The Wall Street system of massive debt, fraud, and crime, is now ten times bigger than in 2008—and that’s a hundred times larger than in 2000!..
We are at revolutionary breakdown of the system, and the only solution is the adoption of a higher principle of mode of operations, in accord with the creative and immortal legacy of mankind.
So what is our millionaire congress’ answer to the impending destruction of America? From Geopolitics:
US Mulls Sending Arms to Kiev, ‘not provocative’ | US Envoy to Ukraine
When somebody else is doing it, it’s an aggression. But when it is the US that is moving arms around, it’s perfectly fine. Grown ups tend to insult and degrade themselves, just to get what they don’t have the right to.
Washington is considering sending “defensive” weapons to Ukraine, US special representative Kurt Volker says. He insists the potential move, long desired by Kiev, would not be “provocative.” It comes as Moscow warns against fueling Ukraine’s civil war.
In an interview with the BBC on Tuesday, Volker, who was appointed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as the US special representative for Ukraine negotiations in July, said that US authorities are pondering whether to ship armaments to Kiev.
Noting that the discussion is currently focused on “defensive weapons, ones that would allow Ukraine to defend itself and to take out tanks, for example,” Volker argued that such supplies “would actually to help [sic]” Kiev fend off alleged encroachments from Moscow.
Sheesh that’s just nutty. Is there no one in the Pence selected Trump Administration that Trump can trust? Trump needs to clean house and fast. If our millionaire congress goes on their August recess he can fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with Trey Gowdy, fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with ex-congressman Ron Paul. Fire UN Rep. Nikki Haley and replace her with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. If he were to fire and replace during the August recess he could replace them without congressional approval.
The world is sick of sixteen years of illegal wars across the globe and has found a compassionate, intelligent leader in Vladimir Putin. Trump saw this early on and has been hamstrung by a corrupt, fraudulent congress and court system. Our warring millionaire congress has bombed America back to the Stone Age and there is only one way out. Trump must repeal and replace his own Pence selected administration, if he doesn’t America is doomed. Trump must usher in a new revolution for America and recruit like-minded individuals wherever he may find them.
By Patricia Baeten