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If You Are For Peace You Are A Russian Agent — Paul Craig Roberts

If You Are For Peace You Are A Russian Agent

Paul Craig Roberts

Speaking of fake news, the latest issue of the National Enquirer at the supermarket checkout is giving the mainstream presstitute media a run for the money: “Castro’s Deathbed Confession: I Killed JFK. How I framed Oswald.”

That’s almost as good as the fake news going around the presstitute media, such as the TV stations, the Washington Post, New York Times, and Guardian—yes, even the former leftwing British newspaper has joined the ranks of the press prostitutes—that the CIA has concluded that “Russian operatives covertly interfered in the election campaign in an attempt to ensure the Republican candidate’s victory.” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/10/cia-concludes-russia-interfered-to-help-trump-win-election-report

If the CIA is actually stupid enough to believe this, the US is without a competent intelligence agency. Of course, the CIA didn’t say and doesn’t believe any such thing. The fake news stories in the presstitute media are all sourced to unnamed officials. Former British ambassador Craig Murray described the reports accurately: “bullshit.”

So who is making the stories up, another anonomous group tied to Hillary such as PropOrNot, the secret, hidden organization that released a list of 200 websites that are Russian agents?

Fake news is the presstitute’s product. Throughout the presidential primaries and presidential campaign it was completely clear that the mainstream print and TV media were producing endless fake news designed to damage Trump and to boost Hillary. We all saw it. We all lived through it. What is this pretense that Russia is the source of fake news?

We have had nothing but fake news from the presstitutes since the Klingon regime. Fake news was used against Yugoslavia and Serbia in order to cloak the Clinton’s war crimes.

Fake news was used against Osama bin Laden, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia in order to cloak the Bush regime’s war crimes.

Fake news was used against Libya and Syria in order to cloak the Obama regime’s war crimes.

Without fake news these three blood-drenched presidencies would have been hauled before the War Crimes Commission, tried, and convicted.

Can anyone produce any truthful statement from the presstitute media about anything of importance? MH-17? Crimea? Ukraine?

Ironic, isn’t it, that it is those who purport to be liberal and progressive who are responsible for the revival of McCarthyism in America. Moreover, the liberal progressives are institutionalizing McCarthyism in the US government. There is clearly a concerted effort being made to define truth as fake news and to define lies as truth.

Ironic, isn’t it, that it is the war criminal Hillary, responsible for the destruction of Libya and the near destruction of Syria until the Russians intervened, that the liberal progressive forces are desperate to have as president. Not only did the liberal progressive forces attempt to elect a war criminal president of the US, they are doing their best to delegitimize the president-elect who opposes the orchestrated conflict with Russia.

Ironic, isn’t it, that the liberal progressive bloc refuse to give peace a chance.

The faked news report from the imbeciles at PropOrNot, which was hyped by the fake news sheet, WaPo, claiming that I was a Russian agent was supposed to do my credibility harm. Instead, the 200 List told everyone where they could get good information, and my readership went up. Moreover, I almost got a Russian passport out of it. But before sending it along, Putin checked with Russian intelligence and was informed that I am not on their roster.

The rumor is that if the House intelligence bill passes with Title V intact, those of us on the PropOrNot list could be called before congressional hearings in a replay of McCarthyism. If they waterboard me, I might breakdown and implicate Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Jim Baker, David Stockman, and all the rest. The evidence against us is pretty strong. Trump is suspect because he wants peace with Russia, and so did Reagan. From the standpoint of the Hillary forces and the presstitutes, anyone who wants peace with Russia is bound to be a Russian agent.

The way the presstitutes have framed the issue, there are no legitimate reasons to be for peace.

If Putin and those of us on the 200 List are the ones who actually got Trump elected, shouldn’t Putin or The List be Time magazine’s person of the year and not Trump? After all, if Putin and I did the work, shouldn’t we get the recognition? Why give the credit to the stooge we put in office?

Why is Time magazine shoving those of us responsible off into the background?

Eureka! Time magazine is also a Russian agent and is covering up for us by giving Trump credit for our work. Whew! I won’t be waterboarded after all.

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Trump Picks Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State

In a move that is certain to infuriate those who see Trump as nothing more than a puppet of the Kremlin, moments ago NBC reported that Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil and late entrant into the SecState race after his first meeting with the president elect this past Tuesday at the Trump Tower, has been picked by Trump to serve as his next Secretary of State.

A quick biographical sketch of Tillerson courtesy of the WSJ:

The son of a local Boy Scouts administrator, Mr. Tillerson was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. He attended the University of Texas, where he studied civil engineering, was a drummer in the Longhorn band and participated in a community service-oriented fraternity.

He joined Exxon in 1975 and has spent his entire career at the company.

For most of his adult life, he has also been closely involved with the Boy Scouts of America, even occasionally incorporating the Scout Law and Scout Oath into his speeches.  Mr. Tillerson played an instrumental role in leading the organization to change its policy to allow gay youth to participate in 2013, Mr. Hamre said. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates subsequently moved to lift the organization’s ban on gay adult leaders as Boy Scouts president in 2015.  “Most of the reason that organizations fail at change is pretty simple: People don’t understand why,” Mr. (more…)

Fake News? CNN’s Anderson Cooper Reported on “Child Porn Linked To Top Pentagon, NSA Officials”

shtfplan.com / Mac Slavo / December 10th, 2016

While the mainstream media has been leading an effort to silence and shut down those who would dare to report on a “dangerous” “fake news” scandal surrounding what has become known as “Pizzagate,” it seems that illegal sexual conduct has been repeatedly tied back to Washington insiders and political operatives.

Just take a look at this report by CNN’s Anderson Cooper from 2011 about a controversy surrounding child porn from inside the power structure.

Today, such a story might be simply disregarded as “false,” without a further look…

But, of course, the issue is legitimate enough. It was simply unwelcome in the news cycle. That story was quietly buried; today’s conspiracy scandals are marginalized instead.

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Manufacturing Under President Donald Trump

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Logan Mohtashami / 

President Elect Trump was elected on the thesis that he would bring back manufacturing jobs to the U.S. and stop them from leaving.  Before we can gauge the future success or failure of this proposed  initiative we need to understand the current landscape for manufacturing jobs in the country.

The first myth that needs to be busted is that the US doesn’t make anything anymore. Our manufacturing output is the highest it’s ever been.  While it is true that China displaced the US as the largest manufacturing nation in 2010, the US has outperformed most other wealthy countries in the growth of “value added” which is a measure of the economic contribution of manufactures  in the design, assembly and marketing of the product.

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“No Brainer”

With The Dow just one good day away from the nirvana of 20,000 – proving once and for all that the fiction-peddling naysayers are wrong about the US economyBarron's unleashes its magazine cover curse to do all it can to end the party.

Another cover, another curse?

 

As we noted previosuly, the Trumplosion has been driven by just three stocks – Goldman Sachs, UnitedHealth Group, and Caterpillar – which together account for about 40% of the advance

 

All of which looks 'normal'…

 

And as more and more of the squid's alumni are drawn into Trump's cabinet, charts like these will make more and more sense…

 

Although the most recent move is eerily similar to the 1995 to 1999 rip that ended so well for Pets. (more…)

EU: Central Bank Will Continue Quantitative Easing Next Year

financialsense.com / STRATFOR / 12/09/2016

The European Central Bank (ECB) announced on Dec. 8 that it would extend its bond-buying program through December 2017 rather than end it in March as it originally intended. Starting in April, however, the bank will decrease its bond purchases from 80 billion euros ($85 billion) a month to 60 billion euros a month. The bank also announced it would keep its benchmark interest rate at zero.

The bank’s governing council said in a press release that the bond-buying program, known as quantitative easing, could be extended again if necessary. The institution also said it may expand the size of the program at any time if the eurozone’s financial outlook worsened. After the announcement, ECB President Mario Draghi said the bank would change how it buys bonds. Currently, the bank focuses on buying riskier bonds. But under the new strategy, it could start buying bonds issued by European countries with yields less than the ECB’s deposit rate (now at -0.4 percent), such as German short-term debt.

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Why Is the Washington Post Covering Up PizzaGate? More MSM Fake News

thecommonsenseshow.com /  By Dave Hodges December 10th, 2016

The Washington Post, the purveyor of the real fake news.

At one time, the Washington Post was doing some incredible investigative journalism. It was best known for bringing down President Nison through Watergate. However, that was a very long time ago.  Today, the reporters and the editors at the Post couldn’t spell the term “investigative journalism”. They used to be the watchdog against government wrong-doing. Today, they are the lap dogs for the wrong-doers.

In obfuscating the true facts about critical issues of the day (eg PizzaGate, Clinton’s health, Clinton’s criminality), this once proud organization is a hollowed out remnant of a failed media, most notably news print, and their subscriptions reflect the loss of faith the public has in this paper who’s newspaper is only good for housebreaking your dog. But my allegations of cover-ups and intentional misreporting pale in comparison to their alleged cover-up and psyops in regard to PizzaGate.

PizzaGate is most disturbing because Wikileaks has provided enough proof that any reasonable person would conclude where there is smoke, there is indeed fire. However, for some strange reason the Washington Post has decided cover up the whole affair by ignoring it.

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Government Bond & Mortgage “Carnage” Enters Sixth Week

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / 

The bond market is doing the math.

Traders got even more nervous on Friday, after having been twitchy all Thursday, and they alleviated this condition by selling government bonds.

In July, government bonds were sitting ducks with their low yields, and perfectly ripe for a good plucking. This plucking has now proceeded relentlessly and has entered its sixth week in a row, after an already rough four months.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note swooned on Friday. The 10-year yield, which moves in the opposite direction, rose 6 basis points to 2.47%, the highest yield since June 2015. Since early July, the 10-year yield has jumped by 1.08 percentage points! That’s a 77% move (via StockCharts.com):

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Dollar Reversal Here We Come?

Dollar Bulls Running Out of Time to See Parity vs Euro in 2016

marctomarket.com /  by Marc Chandler / December 10, 2016

The US dollar is finishing the year on a firm note. It rose to a 10-month high against the yen before the weekend. The euro remains within spitting distance of the bottom of its two-year range near $1.05. Over the past month, dollar pullbacks have been generally shallow and brief.

Next week’s FOMC meeting is the last big event of the year. The dollar may continue to be well supported ahead of the meeting where a rate hike is fully discounted. The Fed officials may revise up growth and inflation forecasts, and still not take into account the extent of fiscal stimulus that may be delivered. The President-elect’s team has indicated the initial economic focus will be on trade, not taxes or stimulus.

Nevertheless, investors anticipate both fiscal stimulus and a more hawkish configuration at the Federal Reserve. At the same time, the ECB will be expanding its balance sheet by 780 bln euros next year, and the BOJ’s extraordinary monetary policy is set to continue, augmented by modest fiscal stimulus. Also, while many emerging-market central banks have been reducing their Treasury holdings to support their currencies, private sector demand has been strong, with European investor interest reported. Americans appear to be liquidating some of their holdings for foreign bonds. Foreign investors have returned to the Japanese equity market, but it appears to be mostly on a currency-hedged basis.

We had anticipated the US Dollar Index to fall to 99.70 and possibly 99.00. It recorded a low a little below 99.45 in the knee-jerk response to what appeared at ECB tapering. It quickly rebounded, and before the weekend was testing a short-term down trendline drawn off the November 24, November 30, and December 5 high. It was found near 101.55 before the weekend and 101.30 at the end of next week. The speed of the Dollar Index ‘s recovery means that MACDs and Slow Stochastics have not crossed higher to generate new buy signals, though they may turn early next week. Remember, the 101.80 area is the 61.8% retracement of the decline since from the 121.00 level seen in July 2001.

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