Obama Slams Door in Putin’s Face

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Says if Putin doesn’t want Russia’s retaliatory forces eliminated, he’ll need to be the one to press the nuclear button first.

Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker

Actions speak louder than mere words, and U.S. President Barack Obama has now acted, not only spoken. His action is to refuse to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia’s biggest worry about recent changes in America’s nuclear strategy — particularly a stunning change that is terrifying Putin.

On Sunday June 5th, Reuters headlined “Russia Says U.S. Refuses Talks on Missile Defence System”, and reported that, “The United States has refused Russian offers to discuss Washington’s missile defence programme, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov was quoted as saying on Sunday, calling the initiative ‘very dangerous’.”

Russia’s concern is that, if the “Ballistic Missile Defense” or “Anti Ballistic Missile” system, that the United States is now just starting to install on and near Russia’s borders, works, then the United States will be able to launch a surprise nuclear attack against Russia, and this system, which has been in development for decades and is technically called the “Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System”, will annihilate the missiles that Russia launches in retaliation, which will then leave the Russian population with no retaliation at all, except for the nuclear contamination of the entire northern hemisphere, and global nuclear winter, the blowback from America’s onslaught against Russia, which blowback some strategists in the West say would be manageable problems for the U.S. and might be worth the cost of eliminating Russia.

That theory, of a winnable nuclear war (which in the U.S. seems to be replacing the prior theory, called “M.A.D.” for Mutually Assured Destruction) was first prominently put forth in 2006 in the prestigious U.S. journal Foreign Affairs, headlining “The Rise of Nuclear Primacy”, and this article advocated for a much bolder U.S. strategic policy against Russia, based upon what it argued was America’s technological superiority against Russia’s weaponry and a possibly limited time-window in which to take advantage of it before Russia catches up and the opportunity to do so is gone.

Paul Craig Roberts was the first reporter in the West to write in a supportive way about Russia’s concerns that Barack Obama might be a follower of that theory. One of Roberts’s early articles on this was issued on 17 June 2014 and headlined “Washington Is Beating The War Drums”, where he observed that “US war doctrine has been changed. US nuclear weapons are no longer restricted to a retaliatory force, but have been elevated to the role of preemptive nuclear attack.”

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has tried many times to raise this issue with President Obama, the most recent such instance being via a public statement of his concern, made on May 27th. Apparently, the public statement by Antonov on June 5th is following up on that latest Putin effort, by Antonov’s announcement there that Obama now explicitly refuses to discuss Putin’s concerns about the matter.

The fact that these efforts on the part of the Russian government are via public media instead of via private conversations (such as had been the means used during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, when the shoe was on the other foot and the U.S. President was concerned about the Soviet President’s installation of nuclear missiles 90 miles from the U.S. border) suggests that Mr. Obama, unlike U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1962, refuses to communicate with Russia, now that the U.S. is potentially in the position of the aggressor.

Russia is making its preparations, just in case it will (because of the Aegis Ashore system) need to be the first to attack. However, some knowledgeable people on the subject say that Russia will never strike first. Perhaps U.S. President Obama is proceeding on the basis of a similar assumption, and this is the reason why he is refusing to discuss the matter with his Russian counterpart. However, if Mr. Obama wishes to avoid a nuclear confrontation, then refusing even to discuss the opponent’s concerns would not be the way to go about doing that. Obama is therefore sending signals to the contrary — that he is preparing a nuclear attack against Russia — simply by his refusal to discuss the matter. In this case, his action of refusal is, itself, an answer to Putin’s question, like slamming the door in Putin’s face would be. It’s a behavioral answer, instead of a merely verbal one.

The geostrategist John Helmer discussed on May 30th the question of when the “Trigger Point” will likely be for Putin to decide whether there is no reasonable alternative but to launch — and for him then to launch — World War III

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

  • JosephConrad

    OBAMA is TOO IGNORANT TO SEE ACCORD WITH RUSSIA IS THE KEY TO WHAT LITTLE ‘LEGACY’ he can EVER hope to have. HE’S A FOOL NOT TO CUT A DEAL !

    If he and the WHITE RICH & NEOCONS continue to try to encircle RUSSIA they’ll get WW III!
    AND LOSE THEIR ASSES & ALL IGNORANT U.S. & E.U. WHITE CITIZENS !

  • RenegadeProphet

    Putin is going to destroy the USA.
    The entire government are evil treasonous criminals. The day of the next false flag using the nuke they stole in 2007 and blamed on Iran, America will be destroyed by Russia, China and the SCO. This is the war of Armageddon and you can know it is now because of Planet X and the toxic chemtrails that hide it every day. Planet X will end the war when it rips the earth apart again but 90% of Americans will be dead already. All planned by your evil government.

    • Pop_Korn

      How is Puton going to destroy the USA?
      Why is Puton going to destroy the USA?
      You can’t answer…… van you?

      • RenegadeProphet

        STFU you evil bstrd government liar. I will answer both for the other real people who might be reading this. How will be an invasion from the North where Putin has put over 840 military facilities in the arctic right where the Bible says theyre coming from. Why will be to stop a new war with Iran, who will be blamed for the next nuclear false flag. Both Russia and China have told us for 10 years they will nuke us over Iran.

        • Pop_Korn

          BuyBull? ……what book,chapter, verse?
          So Russia and China told us they would nuke us ten years ago. Please supply a reference link.

          • RenegadeProphet

            I replied with about 20 links but it is awaiting moderation and if this site is like 99% of the rest of them, it will be censored.

          • RenegadeProphet

            Ok. Go do five searches:
            Russia protect Iran
            China protect Iran
            Russia military arctic
            false flag Iran
            missing nuke 2007
            As for the Bible, HALF the book is all about this war. Every book from Isaiah to the end of the OT is all about this war except Jonah. Thats enough for the sheeple to get it but you already know it.

          • Pop_Korn

            Thanks.

          • ahuxley

            Yeah, I know exactly how you feel.
            I bought that bridge from Brooklyn, N.Y. about 15 years ago.
            I paid $10 million cash up front.
            The seller promised that the bridge would be delivered to my home the very next Monday. It ain’t here yet. I’ve since filed 20 law-suits and I’m awaiting legal judgement.

          • RenegadeProphet

            That is an incredibly stupid comment!

          • ahuxley

            Thank you…

          • John

            Some scripture states (in its own way) Russia (and others) will go to war with Israel, and US will observe, not defend. You can, at least, find that online.

          • agnosticsdonthate

            Satan LOVES Scripture. Reads it in the morning and at nighttime.

  • NobodysaysBOO

    Impeach this FOOL before he SELLS the FOOTBALL .

    and runs AWAY!

  • Wulver

    Obama must not have ever heard of what Otto Von Bismark said about the Russians. To paraphrase; “it takes the Russian a long time to saddle his horse, but once it’s saddled, he rides fast.”

  • paul

    All world nuclear arsenals have been effectively disabled for decades. Putin and Obama are well aware of this. Nuclear threats today are simply mind games with the public being the victims.

    • RenegadeProphet

      That is a lie! the USA will be nuked. It is the fire that melts mountains, makes all heads bald and makes people feel like a woman giving birth. Read your Bible.

  • Harold Smith

    U.S. “foreign policy” – i.e., the forcible imposition of the Satanic “New World Order” on the whole planet – is an effort to establish Satan’s kingdom on earth (Isaiah 14,12-14).
    This is why the Satanic cult that runs the corrupt governments of the “West” cannot be reasoned with. Any kind of “talks”, “cease fires”, etc., are nothing more than tactics; Satan and his agents in the physical realm obviously do nothing in good faith.

    • Pop_Korn

      If you are referring to Netanyahu as satan then I agree with you…. if you are referring to the buybull fairy tale devil…. then no thanks. This is no longer the Dark Ages.

      • Harold Smith

        You actually don’t believe in the existence of a spiritual realm? You actually don’t believe in forces of “good” and “evil” that originate in the spiritual realm?

        • Pop_Korn

          No, I am a result of 4 billion years of the evolutionary process….I am a realist.

          • Harold Smith

            I’m not talking about “creation” vs. “evolution”; I’m talking about the existence of an unseen realm in which the forces of “good” and “evil” originate.
            If you deny the existence of such forces, you have to explain what it is that motivates human beings to do “evil” things and “good” things, since they are neither physiological nor instinctive in nature.

          • Pop_Korn

            I do things for good because I believe that is as it should be….. not for fantasy rewards. I have no desire to do evil…I don’t speak for others.

          • Harold Smith

            Would you risk your life to save a stranger who just fell through thin ice into freezing water? Would you risk your life to pull a family from a burning car?
            Would you risk your freedom and your assets for the sake of the joy you would get from throwing rocks at the windshields of cars randomly traveling down a highway?
            These are extremes of human behavior that cannot be reasonably explained, IMO, by reference to motivational forces that originate in the physical realm.
            Also, how is it that the Bible has made uncanny predictions of the future of the world?

          • Pop_Korn

            I have pulled a drunk woman from a burning car seconds before it exploded, then splinted her broken arm. What uncanny predictions are you referring to?

          • Harold Smith

            For example, the Bible tells us about a “conspiracy” whereby a Satanic cult that makes the deal with Satan that Jesus rejected in Luke 4: 5-8, achieves unprecedented worldly power (the first beast of Rev 13 or “beast from the sea), overthrows the rule of law, creates a seat of unaccountable political power and installs into it a political puppet ruler, which is the second beast of Rev 13 (Rev 13:11) who is apparently chosen because of his uniquely corrupt and evil character (i.e., the “Son of Perdition” aka anti-Christ).

            The first beast of Rev 13 is apparently the same entity as the fourth beast of Daniel 7, and the second beast (Rev 13:11) is the same entity described as the “little horn” in Daniel 7:8.

            The prophet describes various features of the beast which allow it to be identified. For example, the beast has a “mouth, as the mouth of a lion”. What’s special about a lion’s mouth? A lion roars and everybody hears it. It drowns out everything else. This is apparently a reference to the beast’s monopolistic/disproportionate control over modern mass communications.

            How did Satan corrupt Eve? By deception; he “beguiled” her (Genesis 3:13). He didn’t force the apple into her mouth, he made her do it. And how did he deceive her? By communicating with her.

            The Biblical “end-times” apparently had to wait until the technology of modern mass communications was invented, in large part because Satan’s “power” is the power of deception, and even the best liars can do nothing unless they are able to communicate with their targets.

            This reasoning sets the time-frame of the beast’s rise to power as the 20th century, and once this assumption is made, the other identifying features start making sense, e.g., the fatal head wound on one of the beast’s heads that “healed” and which was made with a sword (Rev 13:3,14), is apparently a reference to WW2.

            There is actually more to it than this, and when you put it all together, it can’t just be “coincidence”, IMO.

          • Pop_Korn

            What can’t be a coincidence? What did you say that was predicted in your dark ages book and came true Do you actually believe the story of Adam and Eve…..the “first 2 people”? If true then Eve would have the same DNA as Adam…. their 2 sons Cain and Able would have the same DNA. So Cain and Able go forth to multiple….. with whom?
            Oh yeah….. Adam was made from dirt and Eve from his rib…. then Eve took dietary advice from a talking snake that was really the boogie-man Satan.
            I guess you believe in the rapture….. if so can I have your car after you depart? ….. come on….. you won’t be needing it.

          • Harold Smith

            I believe that you cannot take everything in the Bible literally, and I believe that there are some textually demonstrable mistakes in the Bible, but that doesn’t mean that it is not, overall, a product of divine inspiration.
            You seriously don’t believe that some people can become “demon-possessed”, i.e., completely consumed with doing evil, to the point of self-destruction?
            BTW are you Jewish?

          • Pop_Korn

            You said the bible predicted things that came true…..WHAT THINGS…… you refuse to answer……. No I am not Jewish….. My ancestors were Irish and Cherokee. Of course I know that people cannot be demon possessed any more than they can be leprechaun possessed…..neither are real. People are good due to proper parenting and proper diet which results in heathy and proper electical functioning of the brain.

          • RenegadeProphet

            Half the Bible is about the war that is about to annihilate the USA. thats why it describes nukes, military jets and helicopters. It also describes the USA unmistakably. Also, Western Europeans are the real Israelites and Native Americans are the Canaanites.

          • Harold Smith

            I already told you a few specific things. I told you that the Bible predicts the rise to global power of a Satanic cult (the first beast of Rev 13) and a political puppet ruler (the second beast of Rev 13) that takes orders from the first beast.
            I told you that the first beast will have monopolistic/disproportionate control over modern mass communications (radio, TV, motion pictures, book publishing).
            It is apparent to me that this has already happened.
            I can tell you much more but I am not going to waste my time if you’re just going to be contrary.

            Your “proper diet” and “proper electrical functioning of the brain” “theory of evil” is just an unsupported bare assertion. Sure diet can affect behavior to a certain extent, but there are too many examples of extreme human behavior that such theories simply cannot explain; e.g., Jimmy Savile, Bernie Madoff, etc.
            There are also examples where “evil” people – i.e., people who’ve demonstrated evil behavior their whole lives – have had some kind of “religious experience” or “spiritual epiphany” where they have completely changed in an instant, e.g., Karla Faye Tucker.
            When you look at all the evidence, it’s seems clear that, generally speaking, human evil is a spiritual “disease”.

            Rev 13:18 tells us this: “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”

            Did you know that the day after Obama was elected president (11/05/2008) the number “666” came up in his home state of IL (evening “pick three”) and the number “7779” came up as the evening “pick four”? You can verify it for yourself here:
            www(dot)illinoislottery(dot)com/en-us/winning-number-search-year.html#loadingImg2

            Do you think that the these numbers coming up when they did is just a coincidence?

            Now go to youtube and have a look at this short video: watch?v=ttIBKxI2W6s is that also coincidence?

            How many unlikelihoods can you string together and still call it “coincidence”?

          • Pop_Korn

            My reply is waiting to be approved…..Please stand by.

          • Pop_Korn

            I still have another comment PENDING 14 days now on RINF so I will repost leaving out the link to my favorite bible quote church sign that reads “Jesus said bring me that ass”

            Here is the rest of my PENDING post:

            Thomas Paine once stated that to argue with a person that has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead. You have proven this to be true. Thanks for the numerology humor…. absolutely just a coincidence ….. certainly not guided by ghostly spirit christian voodoo.

            If you had stated evil zionism runs the corrupt governments of the West I would have agreed with you. The real boogyman is Netanyahu…. not the imaginary Satan.

            The bible was written by ignorant Bronze Age primitives making up stories in an effort to explain the world they lived in….. then along came the translators who inserted whatever seemed the most grandiose and politically correct for their times….. there was no deity involved .

            You asked “How many unlikelihoods can you string together and still call it “coincidence”………. all of them!

            You go on living in the dark ages…… I am an Atheist and believe in life before death…… we Atheists do make better lovers because we know that nobody is watching….. not even spirits in the sky : )

          • Harold Smith

            Thanks for your reply.
            I realize that you’ve renounced the use of reason, but I nevertheless appreciate your candor.
            The Bible tells us about the “beast” and indirectly gives us the identity of the beast. It’s not “Zionists” per se, but apparently “organized Jewry”. I was heading in that direction but I didn’t get there yet.
            The beast’s fatal head wound that “healed”, which was made with a “sword” is apparently a reference to Germany’s WW2 effort to defend itself; the beast’s feet of a bear = Bolshevik revolution of 1917, and there is more.
            It all fits perfectly, but you will never, NEVER accept any of it, so I won’t waste any more time discussing it.

          • RenegadeProphet

            There were 7 males and 7 females created first but they devolved rapidly. Enki found two cute young girls and fathered a boy and a girl by them. They were the first modern humans. There is no rapture, that is made up. Read Amos 5:18.

          • Pop_Korn

            Voice Of God:
            “Before the Beginning there was this Turtle. And the Turtle was alone. And he looked around, and he saw his neighbor, which was his Mother. And he lay down on top of his neighbor, and behold, she bore him in tears, an oak tree. Which grew all day, and then fell over, like a bridge. And lo, under the bridge there came a Catfish, and he was very big, and he was walking, and he was the biggest he had seen.And so were the fiery balls of this fish, one of which is the Sun, and the other, they called the Moon…….”

            Yes, some uncomplicated peoples still believe this myth. But here, in the technical vastness of the Future, we can guess that surely the Past was very different. We can surmise, for instance, that these two great balls… fade out

            fade up…….. We know for certain, for instance, that for some reason, for some time in the beginning, there were hot lumps. Cold and lonely, they whirled noiselessly through the black holes of space. Those insignificant lumps came together to form the first union—our Sun, the heating system. And about this glowing gasbag rotated the Earth, a cat’s-eye among aggies, blinking in astonishment across the Face of Time……
            ……..Yes this myth is as true as your myth and Harold Smiths’ myth only Firesign Theaters’ myth is more entertaining!

          • RenegadeProphet

            Now youre abck yo your stupid shit government liar ridicule techniques. Fck You Evil Bstrd Governement Liar!

          • Pop_Korn

            …..what about Andy……and how about Kingfish and Sapphire?…..let’s not forget them!

          • RenegadeProphet

            Revelation is the WORST book in the Bible to get the war story from. Amos and Ezekiel are two of the best. Every book from Isaiah to the end of the OT is all about this war except Jonah. the only thing Revelation is good for is describing helicopters and Yellowstone super volcano. and the small moon breaking up and hitting the Pacific Ocean and the San Andreas fault opening to swallow up the water so as not to devour the child which will be the few of us left after the war.

          • Harold Smith

            No! You’re just not looking at it correctly! You can’t see that the first beast is a Satanic cult – that has risen to unprecedented global power, mainly by way of deception through its control of mass media; and the second beast is a political puppet ruler (apparently Obama) who is empowered by and takes orders from the first beast?
            You don’t understand how Rev 13 relates to Daniel 7?
            You don’t understand that Rev 6, the opening of the four “seals” begins with 9/11? Whereafter the armies controlled by the beast go forth “conquering and to conquer” riding a *WHITE* horse (symbolizing self-righteous hypocrisy where the perpetrators of the false-flag attack pretend to be the victims)? And they go forth “conquering and to conquer” until Russia re-emerges onto the scene as a reinvigorated world military power and opposes the beast’s agenda. I believe Russia’s dramatic intervention in Syria was the opening of the second seal which leads to the “red horse”. And you can see that the beast is trying to start a war with Russia and/or China, which will result in the remaining two seals being opened.
            It all fits together if you look at it with an open mind.

          • RenegadeProphet

            The gods are spiritual which they made hard for us. In the spiritual realities all time exists as one and the future and past can be seen. The gods took men out of their bodies and showed them what was to come and told them to write what they saw. they didnt have modern terms so they had to describe what they saw using the words they knew.

          • RenegadeProphet

            That is not true. the gods made modern humans about 250,000 years ago from neanderthal and their own DNA. They made us to be primitive workers to mine gold for them. Read the unedited version of Genesis, The Lost Book of Enki.

          • Pop_Korn

            No thanks. I have more important things to do then read things written by people that didn’t know were the sun went at night.

          • RenegadeProphet

            then you are being willfully ignorant which is the same as being stupid! the Lost Book of Enki was translated from 5000 year old cylinder seals and it tells all about our solar system to an extent that we didnt know till the late 20th century. It describes why the solar system is as it is and the creation of man, the wars between the gods and it doesnt leave out the technology that was removed from the Bible. It is also glaringly obvious that Genesis came from the Lost Book of Enki.

          • RenegadeProphet

            No you are not. You have fused chromosomes, which is impossible with natural evolution.

        • RenegadeProphet

          There are many dimensions as science has now proven several different ways.

      • RenegadeProphet

        STFU about the Bible you evil government lair! Half of that book is about the war that will soon annihilate the USA! As for the gods and the devil, theres a whole planet of them “gods” coming now. It is Planet X and it will wreak havoc on the earth again and end the war that destroys the USA.

    • RenegadeProphet

      Satan is merely one of the gods who helped humans and gave them knowledge. The NWO will be led by Putin after he destroys the evil Americans or the Mountains of Israel and Zion and Armageddon. He is the one the whack book of Revelation calls the Antichrist and Dubya was the Abomination of Desolation.

      • Harold Smith

        I guess there’s no point in discussing this any further with you.

        • RenegadeProphet

          Not really. I am not here to debate but merely to give correct information. No one can tell me anything different than what my 10 years of research have shown me. This is how it will happen:
          The entire government are evil treasonous criminals. The day of the next false flag using the nuke they stole in 2007 and blamed on Iran, America will be destroyed by Russia, China and the SCO. This is the war of Armageddon and you can know it is now because of Planet X and the toxic chemtrails that hide it every day. Planet X will end the war when it rips the earth apart again but 90% of Americans will be dead already. All planned by your evil government.

          • Harold Smith

            Your statements are basically just wild speculation.
            If you’re going to claim that Putin is the so-called “anti-Christ”, for example, you’ll have to propound some kind of an argument in support of that assertion, otherwise it’s impossible to take you seriously.

          • RenegadeProphet

            I dont give a shit what you take seriously. What I said is absolutely true. Thats why all the evil web sites delete my comment and hundreds of evil bstrd government liars always ridicule me. Die in WW3 if you want, that is your choice just like all the other 290 million stupid brainwashed sheeple!

          • Harold Smith

            If you just “don’t give a shit” then why do you keep posting your nonsensical drivel?

          • ReengadeProphet

            I post for the sheeple who might still be able to learn, not idiots and government liars! Everything I post is exactly as it is written in the Bible and the news thats not on the evil liebox TV image of the beast. It makes perfect sense too you stupid government liar!

          • Harold Smith

            So now I’m a “stupid government liar”? LOL! Why, because I asked you to support your wild claims with some kind of a rational argument?
            You’re not making much sense. You claim to want people to “learn”, from you, but all you’ve got are laughably absurd bare assertions.

          • RenegadeProphet

            Theres thousands of government liars online. Want support? Go search these terms:
            Russia protect Iran
            China protect Iran
            false flag Iran
            missing nuke 2007
            Russia military arctic

            Then watch this video:
            Jason Martell The Search for Planet X

            If that dont do it for you then you are either very stupid or a government liar.
            Then maybe read the books of Amos, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Habbakuk, Micah, Isaiah. All those books are all about this war. Half the Bible is all about this war actually.

        • John

          Hallucinogens.

  • TellTheTruth-2

    This is disheartening. I suspect Obama is more fearful of being eliminated by the neoCON Zionists than being impeached. They put him into power. They OWN him.

    • John

      Yeah, (cockroach) IRS betrayed Americans and helped Obama secure his second “term”.

      • agnosticsdonthate

        Satan did it

  • Rommell43

    The architects, enablers and go a longs of this US ‘First Strike’ policy constitute the worst criminal, existential threat American citizens have ever faced!

    • ahuxley

      You are absolutely correct.
      We, American citizens, are unwitting cannon-fodder for the global aristocracy.
      Isn’t it high time we simply say, “F%#K NO We Won’t Go” to your next imperialistic military escapade” and shut these vermin down…?

      • RenegadeProphet

        No hes not.

    • Harold Smith

      The “U.S. government” (if it can even be called that anymore) is the deadly, implacable enemy of every decent person on this planet.
      From a Biblical perspective, the “U.S. government”, with anti-Christ Obama in the driver’s seat, has become an “image of the beast”.
      Every single person in any high ranking political and/or military position in “America” is demon-possessed.
      In essence this isn’t a battle between nations; it’s not about the “petrodollar” or a “pipeline” or “oil” or “profit” for the “military industrial complex” or anything of the kind; rather, it’s a spiritual battle between “good” and “evil”. It’s Satan’s agent in the physical realm, the first beast of Rev 13, making its final move on the world to establish Satan’s kingdom (Isaiah 14:12-14).

      • RenegadeProphet

        The USA is the Mountains of Israel and Zion and Armageddon. Vladimir Putin will be the antichrist of the whack book of Revelation after he destroys the evil Americans.
        The entire government are evil treasonous criminals. The day of the next false flag using the nuke they stole in 2007 and blamed on Iran, America will be destroyed by Russia, China and the SCO. This is the war of Armageddon and you can know it is now because of Planet X and the toxic chemtrails that hide it every day. Planet X will end the war when it rips the earth apart again but 90% of Americans will be dead already. All planned by your evil government.

  • ahuxley

    Mr. Zuesse, I have a couple of bones to pick with you.

    1) Your sentence structure is absolutely torturous. By the time I reach the end of one of your run-on, run-on, run-on “sentences” my eyes are rolled back into my head and my chin is covered with drool.

    2) You write as if Obama is making these strategic decisions with authoritative primacy.
    The fact is that he is nothing more than a third-rate and fawning puppet, owned and operated by a shadow oligarchy.

    Other than that, your investigations produce very useful and mostly verifiable information.
    Thanks for that…

    • Dennis W Rowntree

      I have a bone to pick with you. What are ‘you’ rambling on about?

      1) The sentences are torturous? Are you on drugs?

      2) Nitpicking are we? You would rather Eric Zuesse employed the name ‘Shadow Oligarchy’ or perhaps ‘Shadow Government’ in this article instead of using the straight forward name, ‘President Obama’ – keeping it simple?

      Of course President Obama isn’t calling all the shots and is merely the ‘front man’ of the ‘Shadow Government’ and all that is lurking in the shadows.

      You and I know what ‘Shadow Oligarchy’ or ‘Shadow Government’ means but the general public do not necessarily knows what that is referring to.

      What name would you like to use instead of President Putin?

      Let’s keep it simple for the average man on the street and use names like President Putin and President Obama.

      Eric Zuesse is one of my favourite writers, especially on Ukraine and Middle East because he often brings out blatant, simple truths that many overlook. I’m just writing in defense of Eric Zuesse. Peace.

      • ahuxley

        I’ve also read many of his pieces on Ukraine, the Middle East and various other topics, and I plan on continuing to do so. His investigative prowess is remarkable and I depend on him for a considerable bulk of whatever truth I can dig up. You obviously have an understandable concern for the education of the “general public” and “the man on the street. So let’s look at those concerns and consider how the following examples of Eric’s writing might appeal to that common demographic.

        See this from an article on RINF.
        America’s & NATO’s Outrageous Behavior, Greatest Threat That Exists
        May 19, 2016 8316 13

        “…The American government, which has no authority to speak for the entire world regarding international law — of which the U.S. itself has been perhaps the most frequent violator during the past 16 years — isn’t “policeman of the world,” certainly not judge and jury and executioner (well, maybe executioner) of the world, but instead it’s merely an aspiring global thug: “The Pentagon declared on 10 May that China’s ‘excessive maritime claims are inconsistent with international law as reflected in the Law of the Sea Convention in that they purport to restrict the navigation rights that the United States and all states are entitled to exercise’…”

        —–That was one sentence———————————————————-
        And this, from the same article:

        “…1: Violating the promise that the agents of U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush made in 1990 to the USSR’s, and then Russia’s, President, Mikhail Gorbachev — and on the basis of which the USSR was dissolved and the Warsaw Pact terminated — that NATO would not be expanded “one inch to the east” (i.e., toward Russia), a promise that was violated by Bill Clinton (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland), George W. Bush (Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia), and Barack Obama (Albania and Croatia — with current aspirants being Bosnia, Georgia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Ukraine)…”

        —–That was one sentence———————————————————

        I’ve seen even more overly-complex examples of his writing, but I don’t care to spend the time to hunt them down.

        I’m not an English Language genius, but I have a bit more than a rudimentary grasp of the language, and I think that it would be difficult to argue that the above exampled syntax would appeal to demographic of which you appear to be concerned.

        Back to Eric. He is a very valuable asset to those of us who understand that the vast majority of what passes for information in our print and electronic media is pure, unadulterated nonsense.

        Now, all of that having been said, I have to admit that my original comment was a bit on the harsh side, considering the very high value of Eric’s journalistic contributions.

        Thanks for your opinion, Dennis.

        P.S. No, I’m NOT on drugs …!

        • Dennis W Rowntree

          The two examples you gave were I have to agree long. You made the accurate point that if information is to enlighten the “average man” on the street, he would have to write in a style that is concise, simple and direct. You argued your case against me very well and I stand corrected.

          Regarding my question “Are you on drugs” I agree was an insult and I do apologize for having written that.

          Thank you for reminding me that should I disagree with someone I should not lower my character by insulting people. You are correct on that, and once again I stand corrected.

          It was probably better I had not lashed out with any comment in the first place, but I did and cannot be changed. I have learned something through this exchange.

          Regarding Eric Zuesse, I think we both agree he is one of those writers who has the courage and integrity to point out blatant lies and “unadulterated nonsense” given out by mainstream media.

          Thank you for replying and setting me straight – which I believe I needed. You were right, I was wrong.

          • ahuxley

            Thanks so much for your thoughtful reply.

          • Eric Zuesse

            And thank you, whomever you are, for calling to my attention the necessity for me to break up sentences that have dependent clauses upon dependent clauses, layered to such a large number of levels as to require incredible concentration in order for the reader to be able to understand them. It cuts the word-count but increases the density, and there is a limit beyond which the density should not go.

          • ahuxley

            Please know that you are a top drawer investigative journalist, and I very much appreciate what you bring to the table. Keep up the great work by shining light in places that the vast majority of so-called journalists refuse to go.
            Thanks for your comment, Eric

          • ahuxley

            Hi, Eric.
            I replied to this post a few hours ago, but it looks as though it got lost in cyber-space. While it doesn’t show up in this thread, it shows on my personal Disqus log. Here’s a copy…

            “…Please know that you are a top drawer investigative journalist, and I very much appreciate what you bring to the table. Keep up the great work by shining light in places that the vast majority of so-called journalists refuse to go.
            Thanks for your comment, Eric…”

            And that was heartfelt.
            Keep your great work coming…

  • eli isreal

    The Nobel Peace Prize recipient is at it again.
    he hates Christians and white people, but gloats in the destruction of both.
    American apologists run the asylum, while satan calls the shots. Obama’s a tool for satan, who calls him on the phone every day.
    satan is in the form of a man, with luciferians in high places.
    As another author wrote, he is an “agent” of evil and he knows it, and considers every American a tool for his trade.
    Interestingly enough, Obama is not the anti-Christ, but the one who reigns him in.
    The Lord Jesus most definitely professed the end of America in the New Testament; Matthew 24, Marc 13 and Luke 21.
    The Lord has written online for the last 9 1/2 years, mostly on San Diego CL rants and raves. He has no other social media outlets that He uses, because he is semi computer illiterate by choice.
    I should know, I am Him.
    Obama’s destruction is written in The Book of II Thes 2:7 In a matter of days, weeks or months. The person of the anti-Christ was revealed to me in the year 2000, and the greatest Prophecy ever written was on April 4th, Easter Sunday. In part, ”’The Day of The Lord will be in the year 2016”’
    Noah

    • eli isreal

      “No other social media outlets” apart from here. This screen name and my e-mail address have been blocked from Infowars for years

      • eli isreal

        Approximately 8 years ago, The Lord told “you” there won’t be an election this year, and Obama will be the last POTUS

        • RenegadeProphet

          The Lord? Which one? They do not talk to me. I read their book and know what it says because I am not a stupid brainwashed sheeple! it is not hard to see what is coming if you use your brain and not be a stupid brainwashed sheeple! Search:
          Russia protect Iran
          China protect Iran
          false flag Iran
          missing nuke 2007
          Russia military arctic

      • AntiLieGuy_RenegadeProphet

        I am the single reason the liar AJ put in a comment registration system on his web sites. He couldnt ban me when I used TOR.

    • RenegadeProphet

      The date of the war is in the Bible at least four times. It will happen on 10-10. The Bible says the year is the 9th year of his reign. One verse says the invading king and thats not possible as Putin ahs been in office longer than that. The other says the king being invaded and Obama isnt supposed to be there more than 8 years. The evil Pope and Queen Elizardbtch both said we have had our last Christmas. So it is this year or next but either way there will be no more elections. This is how the war will happen:
      The entire government are evil treasonous criminals. The day of the next false flag using the nuke they stole in 2007 and blamed on Iran, America will be destroyed by Russia, China and the SCO. This is the war of Armageddon and you can know it is now because of Planet X and the toxic chemtrails that hide it every day. Planet X will end the war when it rips the earth apart again but 90% of Americans will be dead already. All planned by your evil government.

    • qbert

      You’re not the Lord! I AM! And so is Obama! And so is that guy on the movie ‘Oh God’. You PHONY! Does your psychiatrist know she needs to up your drugs? Perhaps mention your Lord character to her. LMAO!!!!

  • qbert

    Putin is more of a man than any of the males Obama has sucked and prostrated to.
    Putin/Russia is well within their rights to destroy the missile bases the U.S./U.N. is building to attack Russia. Putin has not submitted to the globalists demands of subjugation and re-population by non-white foreigners.. That’s why he’s a target. I hope Putin/Russia are victorious in their stand against the white genocide- their own extinction. Every race should have a place of their own. The mixed races have their own place, too- the Americas. Fingers crossed for Russia! Too sad that American soldiers will die for the unjust cause of our puppet government.