Thursday, October 31, 2019

The 'local population'

""Jeffrey Epstein Was Strangulated", Famous Forensic Expert Says" (Durden).  Barr is supposed to be investigating this, and the whole Barry/Clinton/IC/Ukrainian attacks on Trump, but since he's Deep State himself, nothing will come of it (except maybe some symbolic actions against a few of the worst FBI coup plotters).

"The Oil Mystery Undermining An Aramco IPO" (Bobb):
". . . Saudi Aramco has not submitted to an independent audit of its reserves since 1980. Stated reserves have barely budged since 1998 according to the most recent BP Statistical Review of World Energy despite enormous production. One would think that 20 years of robust production would have had some downward effect on reserve numbers.
But even if reserves have in reality held steady, what’s left of the total oil resources under Saudi Arabia has been declining. (Resources are typically defined as original oil in place, a rather vague estimate. Reserves are defined as oil which can be extracted profitably at today’s prices using current technology from proven deposits. Reserves are only a tiny fraction of resources though reserves may be expanded through exploration and sufficient drilling.)
Why might investors be skittish about Aramco’s oil reserve claims? Back in 2011 diplomatic cables leaked by Wikileaks revealed that the company might not have the reserves it is claiming, though the diplomats misstated how much lower those reserves might be. But perhaps the biggest reason for the skittishness is that the company seems unwilling to make full disclosure about its reserves. That is almost certainly one of the reasons why the IPO will not be appearing on the New York Stock Exchange which has standards of disclosure that would require an independent audit of reserves."
"Saudi Arabia is $3.4B behind on its payments for Canadian LAVs" (Sevunts).  Canada is not only providing, but paying for, the tools of Saudi repression of its own people and the illegal war on Yemen!

The Blumenthal arrest: "Weaponizing Venezuela’s ex-ruling elite" (Levine).

"PATRICK LAWRENCE: A Sudden-Seeming Power Shift in the Middle East".  The Americans can't do diplomacy, and so have no answer to any diplomatic solutions other than more violence.

"Chilean Protests: A Revolt against Neoliberalism the Media Refuses to Acknowledge" (MacLeod) (my emphasis in red; we can use American (((media ))) coverage, or lack thereof, and the amount of lies involved to easily distinguish real revolutions from color revolutions):
"There has been comparatively little coverage of the massive movement in Chile. And much of it obscures what the protests are for, and crucially, what they are. Neoliberalism is largely absent in mainstream reporting of the protests; there has been no mention of the word or its derivatives in any reporting on Chile from CNN, MSNBC or Fox News, for example. Meanwhile Slate amended the title of an article originally titled “Chile’s People Have Had Enough of Neoliberalism” so the headline read simply “Chile’s People Have Had Enough”, removing all mention of the word from their reporting
The real driver in all this, according to a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, was not crony capitalism, but the socialist governments of Cuba and Venezuela, who are “playing a key role” in directing the movement. Piñera, it explains, was “forced to declare a state of emergency” to “protect property and life” from the “left-wing terrorists savaging Santiago and cities around the country.” Only a fool would believe these protests are organic, it explains. After all, “market policies have been successful” in Chile, so why would anyone be unhappy? The United States, however, sees a Russian hand directing the protest. Trump-appointed Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Kozak claimed that the Kremlin has penetrated Chilean social networks and was circulating fake news in order to inflame tensions."
"Meanwhile Human Rights Watch, always quick to condemn leftist Latin American governments like Bolivia, Venezuela or Nicaragua for their transgressions, called for the swift prosecution…of the protestors. Its Director of the Americas, José Miguel Vivanco, stating, “Prosecutors should also carry out prompt, thorough, and impartial investigations into serious crimes committed by demonstrators in recent days.” The full-scale crackdown and the suspension of the most basic civil liberties merely had Vivanco “worried” that “there has been an excess of force” from the government."
"US intensifies geopolitical struggle over Syria" (Bhadrakumar) (the Yinon-driven oil fields theft gambit is inevitably going to lead to further serious distancing between Turkey and the US, which is why it is not a sustainable MAGA plan, despite the massive shekeling of the last few days):
"Suffice to say, Trump’s plans for the oil-rich Euphrates Basin will seriously undermine the scope for any serious Turkish-American rapprochement. Turkey can only become more beholden to Russia and Iran in the making of post-war Syria. 
The noted scholar and author on Russia and Eurasian studies  Michael A. Reynolds at the Princeton University concluded an utterly fascinating essay recently entitled TURKEY AND RUSSIA: A REMARKABLE RAPPROCHEMENT:
“The inability, or unwillingness, of American policymakers to craft policies that take into account the fundamental security concerns and sensitivities of a country that has, for decades, been a key partner of the United States in the Middle East, the Balkans, the Black Sea, the Caucasus, and Eurasia must be central to any explanation of the current turn in Turkish-Russian relations. The mutual willingness of Washington and Ankara to rebuild their ties will be the key determinant of the future of the Turkish-Russian relationship.” "
Trump's current position is so ridiculous that even the stupidest normie is going to be able to see that this mess is entirely (((donor))) driven.

Despite all The Intercept material, Bolsonaro appears to be largely bullet-proof, but this particular murder seems to be causing him real concern:  "Supreme Court may investigate involvement of Jair Bolsonaro in Marielle Franco’s murder".

"The Failed FBI Plot to Paint Trump Doing Deals with Putin by Larry C Johnson".  (((Marshall))) was beside himself with joy in early misuse of Sater as a weapon against Trump until it turned out he was an FBI CI and the standard slurring of him as a Russian agent became too ridiculous.

"A Window into Jewish Guilt" (Atzmon).  "Hoax Alert: The Trump Swastika of Yale (2019)" (Semitic Controversies).  Guilt is a problem that psychopaths don't have.

Excellent, detailed discussion on the current state of lawfare in its birthplace:  "Israel’s new moves to ‘legalize’ the occupation" (Cook).  The 'local population'!  This kind of lawfare chutzpah is what got Shylock in trouble, and it is the main calling card of Khazars throughout history, and probably the single most important factor in why the often find themselves in trouble.  Letting them have an actual fucking state is sheer insanity, and must be corrected asap!

Hello, Newman!:  "U.S. Universities Bow to Pressure" (Giraldi).

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