The video is so damning to the deep state establishment’s role in installing neo-nazis in Ukraine that it was blackballed for distribution. Now you can see why that is.
A full original English version of controversial director and documentary filmmaker Oliver Stone’s “Ukraine on Fire” has finally been made available in the United States — after being blackballed for distribution in the US and Europe when released in 2016.
The film openly explores Ukraine’s 2014 Maidan, and in the process, uncovers some damning truths about the forces that propped up, and participated in, what eventually became a violent coup d’état that overthrew pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
What appeared on western corporate media to be a popular uprising, was, in fact, nothing more than a well-scripted coup attempt meant to install a pro-Western government in Ukraine.
The Euromaidan was used by the West as an opportunity to pull Ukraine from the Russian sphere of influence and into a pro-Western economic and security paradigm under the guise of supporting democratic freedom and fighting corruption. This resulted in an internal conflict of identities within Ukrainian society.
Over the course of the three months that the protests took place, conflict solidarity was seen rising on both sides, as well as clear indications of mobilization by both groups, with sporadic episodes of violence and occupation. After months of Independence Square being occupied by protestors, the tragic events of February 20, 2014, which left over 70 dead, drastically changed the trajectory of the conflict and served as a conflict trigger event that would begin a multilevel action, with the massacre eventually leading to the deposing of the Yanukovych government.
While there is almost wholesale acceptance amongst the Western academics, media, and governments, that the mass killing of protestors was undertaken by Berkut special police and government snipers, due to this narrative’s promotion by the post-Yanukovych government, the evidence underpinning these conclusions is scant at best.
A detailed academic investigation by Ivan Katchanovski revealed that these events were actually a false flag operation, which was planned and operationalized with the intent of overthrowing the Yanukovych government by an alliance of ultra-nationalist organizations, such as Right Sector and Svoboda, and oligarchic parties, specifically Fatherland.
Additional evidence indicates that the U.S. was already actively planning the creation of a new Ukrainian government as evidenced by the leaked audio of a conversation between Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State Victoria Nuland and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.
After Yanukovych was deposed, the eastern regions of Ukraine, with large Russian speaking populations, refused to recognize this illegitimate government and requested federalization as to maintain a semblance of autonomy from the pro-Western regime that took power.
However, the new pro-West government refused and instead sent in military forces and neo-Nazi militias to occupy the region. This precipitated local resistance and Russian assistance to the local Ukrainian forces fighting to defend their home from the newly installed regime in Kiev.
In 2014 and 2015, when Ukrainian soldiers and pro-government neo-Nazi battalions were engaging Ukrainian separatists in fierce door-to-door, house-to-house fighting, Russia didn’t back down – instead, they escalated and forcefully stepped up support – as they supplied not only personnel, but tanks, supplies, and reinforcements to stop Kiev’s advances.
While these moves were framed as “Russian aggression” in the western corporate media, Russia was simply working to protect a large Russian speaking population in eastern Ukraine, that largely supported the Yushchenko government that had been the subject of a covert regime change operation.
Stone’s film was originally released in 2016, but unsurprisingly, he was unable to find any Western distribution – although a Russian dubbed version was available almost immediately and was aired on TV in Russia.
Indicative of the preferred method of keeping Americans subservient, English speaking audiences were simply denied access to the film altogether.
Australia — It appears human beings aren’t alone in their ability to control fire. A recently published study that compiled accounts from indigenous peoples of Australia’s Northern Territory reveals that at least three species of predatory bird actually start fires to aid in their hunts.
These accounts of so-called “firehawk” raptors — the black kite, the whistling kite, and the brown falcon — describe the birds using their beaks and talons to transport burning branches from existing brush fires to other locations. The fire and smoke from these newly-set fires cause prey to flee, exposing them to the predators.
What’s more, the raptors actually appear to work in coordination with one another, as study co-author Bob Gosford explained to the Washington Post back in 2016.
“It’s not gratuitous,” said Gosford, an ethnobiologist and ornithologist. “There’s a purpose. There’s an intent to say, okay, there are several hundred of us there, we can all get a meal.”
Gosford was first inspired to conduct the research after stumbling upon a passage from I, the Aboriginal, a 1964 autobiography of Waipuldanya Phillip Roberts compiled by an Australian journalist.
“I have seen a hawk pick up a smouldering stick in its claws and drop it in a fresh patch of dry grass half a mile away,” Roberts wrote, “then wait with its mates for the mad exodus of scorched and frightened rodents and reptiles.”
Indeed, lead study author Mark Bonta made it clear to National Geographic that his team hasn’t uncovered anything that wasn’t already known to Australia’s Aboriginals.
“We’re not discovering anything,”said Bonta, a geographer at Penn State University. “Most of the data that we’ve worked with is collaborative with Aboriginal peoples…They’ve known this for probably 40,000 years or more.”
Bonta’s team notes in the study that the behavior of these firehawks is “often represented in sacred ceremonies” of Aboriginal peoples and “widely known” to those of the Northwest Territory.
In addition to shedding light on some truly interesting aspects of animal behavior, the research team also hopes their findings will offer new insights into wildfire management. After all, fire-starting birds aren’t typically considered alongside the two traditional culprits of lightning and human action.
Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in its London embassy for more than five years.
Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Ecuador’s foreign minister, told reporters on Thursday that the South American country accepted Assange’s application for naturalisation in December.
“What naturalisation does is provide the asylum seeker another layer of protection,” she told reporters in Quito.
The Australian-born activist took refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in the UK capital in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, amid fears that he would have been handed over to the US to face prosecution over the publication of classified military and diplomatic documents by WikiLeaks.
He was wanted in Sweden for questioning over rape accusations. Prosecutors there dropped the case last year, but Assange remained in the embassy after British police said he would still be arrested for violating bail conditions.
Assange posted a photograph of himself wearing a yellow Ecuadorean national football team jersey on Twitter on Wednesday.
Espinosa said Ecuador had asked the UK to grant diplomatic status to Assange in a bid to secure immunity and safe passage, but the request was rejected.
The UK’s Foreign Office, in a statement earlier in the day, said, “Ecuador knows that the way to resolve this issue is for Julian Assange to leave the embassy to face justice”.
Espinosa said the issue was not about Assange facing British law, but “founded fears that we have about possible risks to the life and integrity of citizen Assange, not necessarily from the United Kingdom, but possibly by third states”.
Ecuador was obliged to give him protection as “long as the life, integrity of this protected person could be at risks and danger,” she said, adding that her government was exploring other options to resolve the seven-year standoff.
Turkey has warned its citizens to revise their travel plans to the US or act with caution if they go ahead with a trip, according to the foreign ministry.
A statement on Friday cited risks of “terrorist” attacks as well as arbitrary arrests in Turkey’s Western ally.
“It has been observed that there is a recent increase in terrorist and violent attacks in the US,” the foreign ministry said, referring to several deadly incidents over the past few months.
“Attacks by vehicles being driven on crowds, in addition to bomb and gun attacks, are likely to continue to target city centres, cultural events, subway stations, state buildings, places of warship and school campuses,” the statement continued, adding that there is also a risk of arbitrary arrest for Turkish citizens travelling to the US.
It added that the New York City subway pipe bomb attack in December was “an example of far-right/racist incidents”.
The ministry also warned of alleged “arbitrary arrests” of Turkish citizens, including public servants travelling to the US for official duty.
The move came after the US announced a new travel advisoryon Wednesday and named Turkey as a country with an “increased security risk” along with Sudan, Pakistan and Guatemala.
Separately, Turkey summoned senior US diplomat Philip Kosnett to the foreign affairs in Ankara on Thursday over Washington’s support for Syrian Kurdish fighters.
Tensions have been simmering between Washington and Ankara for some time.
In October, the two NATO allies were involved in a visa dispute, motivated both by Washington’s concern over Ankara’s Syria policy, and by the arrest of a US embassy employee who allegedly had information on American involvement in the 2016 failed coup attempt.
— The Syrian Army is alleging that Israeli jets struck positions dozens of times within Syria early Tuesday morning in the al-Qutayfa area east of Damascus.
According to a statement by Syria’s General Command, the Syrian government’s air defenses not only intercepted all of the missiles Israel fired, but it even managed to counter strike one of the Israeli jets, the Jerusalem Post reports.
While the strike is unconfirmed on the Israeli side, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to the recent assault during a lunch with NATO ambassadors in Jerusalem, according to the Post.
“We have a long-standing policy to prevent the transfer of game-changing weapons to Hezbollah from Syrian territory. This policy has not changed. We back it up as necessary with action,” he said.
Israel has hit Syrian territory over 100 times since the conflict began in 2011. It has also openly talked recently about bombing Lebanon. Each of these conflict theaters is aimed at containing Iran’s expanding influence.
All of this begs the question: Why haven’t Iran, Syria, and/or Hezbollah in Lebanon responded directly? Striking the territory of a sovereign nation is not only an act of war, it is completely illegal without authorization from the U.N. unless it has been done in self-defense.
Is it because Israel reportedly has well over 200 nukes all “pointed at Iran,” and there is little Iran and its allies can do to take on such a threat?
According to theGuardian, Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly instructed both Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah not to retaliate against Israeli strikes in Syria. The Guardian also notes that Israeli media has claimed Putin even proposed a deal that would prevent foreign powers from using Syria as a base for attacking a neighboring state, a blatant reference to Iran.
While much of Syria’s air defenses are Russian-supplied, the Jerusalem Post notes that the far more advanced Russian S-300 and S-400 have not been used against Israeli jets, but Syrian air defenses have. This includes an incident in March where three anti-aircraft missiles with a 200-kilogram warhead targeted several Israeli jets.
Clearly, Russia has no interest in getting involved in a spat between Israel and Iran. In fact, it can most likely use the impending conflict to further pursue its goals in the Middle East and successfully emerge as the major power broker, wedging the United States out of the area completely. Even now, Russia is continuing its support for the Syrian government to retake the remaining parts of Syria currently up for grabs, particularly in the Idlib province. Much of the media’s attention is focused elsewhere, like the protests in Iran.
Make no mistake, the looming conflict between Iran and Israel via its proxy states could easily break out unless something drastic is done to diffuse it.
On Tuesday, the head of the Mossad, Yossi Cohen, warned of the proliferation of accurate Iranian missiles in the Middle East.
“The Iranians are coasting into the Middle East undisturbed and with very large forces, in a way that virtually creates an air and land corridor that pours fighters into the region in order to actualize the Iranian vision,”Cohen warned at a Finance Ministry event in Jerusalem on Tuesday, adding that “we hear the concerns from Sunni leaders about Iran are growing, just as they are in Israel. We are hearing it from everywhere.”
Speaking to Politico in December, Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer also warned:
“If Iran is not rolled back in Syria, then the chances of military confrontation are growing. I don’t want to tell you by the year or by the month. I’d say even by the week,” he said.
“Because the more they push, we have to enforce our redlines, and you always have the prospects of an escalation, even when parties don’t want an escalation. So in taking action to defend ourselves, you don’t know what could happen. But I think it’s higher than people think.”
In the meantime, it is unclear how much Russia might tolerate a blatant attack on Iran if it extends past the disputed border area with Israel. Regardless, Iran and Russia will remain key allies in the years to come until Washington’s influence and control over the Middle East has all but completely eroded.
The US military/security complex has taken another step toward Armageddon. The Pentagon has prepared a nuclear posture review (NPR) that gives the OK to development of smaller “usable” nuclear weapons and permits their use in response to a non-nuclear attack.
As Reagan and Gorbachev understood, but the warmongers who have taken over America do not, there are far too many nuclear weapons already. Some scientists have concluded that even the use of 10 percent of either the US or Russian arsenal would suffice to destroy life on earth.
It is reckless and irresponsible for Washington to make such a decision in the wake of years of aggressive actions taken against Russia. The Clinton criminal regime broke Washington’s promise that NATO would not move one inch to the East. The George W. Bush criminal regime pulled out of the ABM Treaty and changed US war doctrine to elevate the use of nuclear weapons from retaliation to first strike. The Obama criminal regime launched a frontal propaganda attack on Russia with crazed Hillary’s denunciation of President Putin as “the new Hitler.” In an effort to evict Russia from its naval base in Crimea, the criminal Obama regime overthrew the Ukrainian government during the Sochi Olympics and installed a Washington puppet. US missile bases have been established on Russia’s border, and NATO conducts war games against Russia on Russian borders.
This is insanity. These and other gratuitous provocations have convinced the Russian military’s Operation Command that Washington is planning a surprise nuclear attack on Russia. The Russian government has replied to these provocations with the statement that Russia will never again fight a war on its own territory.
Those such as myself and Stephen Cohen, who point out that Washington’s reckless and irresponsible behavior has created an enemy out of a country that very much wanted to be friends, do not get much attention from the presstitute media. The US military/security complex needs an enemy sufficient to justify its vast budget and power, and the Western media has accommodated that selfish and dangerous need.
Russia today is far stronger and better armed than the Soviet Union ever was. Russia also has an alliance with China, an economic and military power. This alliance was created by Washington’s threats against both countries.
Europe and Japan need to understand that they have responsibility for the resurrection of the Cold War in a far more dangerous form than existed in the 20th century. Europe and Japan, whose political leaders are owned by Washington, have taken money from Washington and sold out their peoples along with the rest of humanity.
The entirety of the Western World is devoid of intelligent political leadership. This leaves countries such as Russia, China and Iran with the challenge of preserving life on earth as the Western World pushes humanity toward Armageddon.
“It is highly probable, that standing behind this operation, is the same psychopathic secretive cabal that is behind all such manipulative global missions. Behind all attempts to take control of the planet and exert ‘full spectrum dominance’ over humanity as a whole.”
As we swing into the New Year, many are going to be feeling more than a little impatient that the perpetrators of the toxic air-born emissions which create engineered clouds over vast areas of our skies, still remain largely anonymous.
Anonymous by name, but no doubt to be found within the ranks of military industrial proponents and psychopathic secret society hegemons: those who hide behind the 1991 Hughes Aircraft atmospheric aerosol patent. The patent that formalized an engineering technique which alters the climate and sickens the planetary population with its debilitating fall-out.
This response to the first question would be quite typical “It’s obvious, 9/11 was an al-Qaeda mission led by bin Laden. There’s nothing suspicious about it.” And on chemtrails “They don’t exist”.
What one runs into when confronted with such an unquestioning response, creates a genuine human dilemma. Where can one turn if fellow human beings are unwilling to examine, in any detail, incriminating evidence that stands behind such crime’s against humanity?
However, things take on a vastly magnified significance once one seeks to solicit the truth from those well placed to actually know something about what goes on in the higher echelons of military defense planning, or amongst those concerned with environmental protection, weather forecasting and civil aviation. The silence in these quarters is deafening.
Atmospheric aerosol geoengineering (chemtrails) is one of the most crudely in-your-face debasements of civil justice and environmental and human health, ever to have been enacted upon mankind – outside of outright war.
Even if one thought it might be happening as some form of defense against ‘global warming’, one could hardly fail to realize that nobody ever asked if you, or anyone else for that matter, were in agreement for such an experiment to be undertaken in the sky above your home, and from one end to the other of your country of residence.
The mind tries to grasp how it could be that the smothering of our skies with toxic engineered clouds, a process that has been going on for at least two decades, could fail to elicit any response from the majority of mortals living on planet Earth. Yet most claim ‘not to have noticed’ these activities, and others have told me “I never look up”.
What an indictment concerning the state of imprisonment that great swathes of humanity try to make their peace with.
So what do we actually know about the manufacture of these aerosols? Who is behind them – and how are they dispersed in the atmosphere?
In short, we know that in 1975 the US navy was granted a patent which describes the dispersion method for a ‘powdered contrail’ able to sustain itself in the atmosphere for long periods. And in 1990 the US Department of Defense used the word ‘chemtrails’ as the title of a chemistry manual for pilots attending the US Air Force Academy. A manual that teaches how to make these aerosols. This is verifiable information in the public domain – so that does away with the ‘conspiracy theory’ factor straight away.
We know, from public records, that airborne chemical spraying – in one form or another – has been going on for at least sixty years. Early examples include cloud seeding during World War Two and in Vietnam during the US invasion of the late 1960’s.
Atmospheric geoengineering has come about and continues to operate, as a military project. In the 1980’s it became known as an ‘Environmental Modification Weapon’ (En Mod), and due to the widespread controversy this aroused, such techniques were banned under the auspices of UN Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques, 1987.
However this UN edict is not enshrined in law, and it is quite clear that whoever is behind the atmospheric weaponry, is not unduly phased, and continues to order the mining and smelting of vast tonnages of aluminium as well as other components such as barium and titanium; to be processed into a substance which is then spread around the world via aircraft flying at around twenty five to thirty thousand feet.
If anyone ‘official’ has anything to say at all about this activity, it is that “there is some discussion about using geoengineering techniques to counter the affects of sunlight as a cause of global warming.” We know that British and US governments have, since 2009, been ‘discussing’ the use of geoengineering to combat climate change via the spreading aerosols in the atmosphere.
In recent years more and more independent research projects, both in Europe and the USA, have revealed the presence of aluminium, barium and titanium in water courses far from any likely factory processing zones. In Germany and Switzerland recent research has revealed alarmingly high levels detected at many sites; and in France nanotech chemtrail ‘filaments’ have recently been recorded at locations all over the country.
Most of what I have described up until now is not new knowledge, but needs repeating so as to remind us of the extent to which the chemtrails phenominum has become a ubiquitous feature of modern life.
But why, given this fact, haven’t we nailed the perpetrators years ago? How could something so deadly be practiced on a global scale and yet manage to remain almost completely unidentified at source?
For example, how many millions of tons of alluminium are used in the course of a year’s spraying?
Where does it come from? Who organizes the shipments – the processing and the delivery to airports? How come governments remain totally silent?
The answer to these questions – that are out there – remain sketchy. Maybe because just a handful of dedicated self resourced activist researchers have, up until now, led the way in identifying just about all we know about these activities. That needs to change. Many more need to be involved and the exposure needs to be ramped up ten fold.
There is still some controversy concerning exactly how the spraying is carried out. What technology is used? Who fits it? Is it fitted to military and civilian commercial jet airlines ? And if so – how many people working in the industry know about this, but remain quiet?
I have been researching atmospheric aerosol geoengineering for the past ten years or more*(see end) and I have increasingly come to suspect that the high altitude dispersal method is achieved via mixing nanoparticulates into jet fuels and thereby into the exhaust gases of the aircraft’s jet engines. Observation alone, shows that the majority of trails start from the exhaust gases expelled at the back of the engine.
What exactly is the composition of the fuel going into these engines?
A recent study by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, aimed to ascertain the composition of the exhaust fumes directly they leave the turbines of high-flying jet aircraft. What the initial study found was very revealing: there were sixteen different metals detected in the composition of the engine exhaust – and they included aluminium and barium.
Now anyone with an ounce of intelligence is going to ask why would aluminium and barium be added to commercial jet fuels – not to mention the other fourteen metals.
We already know that ‘overt’ spraying is carried out by specially adapted aircraft into which special tanks and equipment are installed, with spraying nozzles fitted externally. Engineers have photographed such apparatus in the fuselage of planes they have worked on, and these pictures can be found on the net.
But this form of ‘overt’ spraying cannot account for the large number of planes which spread the ‘covert’ aerosol trails that cover our skies, year in year out, from one end of the world to the other.
There has to be a vast network of internationally interconnected fueling bases involved in order for an operation of this magnitude to be realizable.
Only a highly sophisticated and globally managed operation could mastermind chemtrail activity on this scale.
It is highly probable, that standing behind this operation, is the same psychopathic secretive cabal that is behind all such manipulative global missions. Behind all attempts to take control of the planet and exert ‘full spectrum dominance’ over humanity as a whole.
A cabal which is familiar with mind control techniques, genetic modification of the food chain and the pharmaceutical repression of natural health. The existence of aluminium as a vaccination adjuvant has already been widely exposed. Its addition to airline fuels has not yet received the same attention – but clearly needs to.
Barium and strontium, the two other widely identified elements detected in water samples, have equally damaging and degenerating neurological and internal organ repercussions, on both human and animal health, as well as a dangerously repressive effect on plant health. The almost continuous toxic barrage, which all species are subjected to, represents a direct threat to the gene pool upon which all life on earth is predicated.
Let’s make 2018 the year in which the brutality of chemtrail activity is decisively brought into the foreground of people’s attention worldwide; and let’s ensure that we can finally name the names of those behind this mass genocide. A genocide affecting every aspect of the unique biological diversity of our beloved and beleaguered planet Earth.
Foremost in our minds this coming year, should be the need to achieve the complete eradication of atmospheric aerosol engineering and an end to the secrecy which enables such heinous projects to ever get off the ground.
About the Author
Julian Rose is an early pioneer of UK Organic farming, a writer, actor, social entrepreneur and international activist. During the 1970’s he worked in experimental theatre as actor and assistant director, co-founding the The Institute for Creative Development, in Belgium, teaching holistic thinking and dramatic art. In the 1980’s he returned to the UK to take over the family farm and convert it to an organic system. His experience as a leader in reviving rural economies throughout the 1990’s, led him to be invited to join the advisory board of the South East of England Development Agency, and the Country Land Owners Association. He also served on the Oxfordshire Economic Partnership and was founder-chairman of The Association of Rural Businesses in Oxfordshire. In 2,000 he led an innovative project to revive regionally important market towns as centres of vibrant local activity and hubs for rejuvenated local food initiatives.
Julian is a prolific writer and broadcaster, his articles appear in a wide diversity of journals and on-line sites. Visit www.julianrose.info to find out about Julian’s highly diverse life and acclaimed books ‘Changing Course for Life’ and ‘In Defence of Life’.
Inflammation is the body’s response to heal after an injury, defend itself against foreign invaders, like bacteria and viruses, and repair damaged tissue. Without it, the wounds or injuries could become infected and may even lead to a fatal condition. It is usually characterized by redness, heat, swelling, pain, and loss of function. There are two types of inflammation – acute and chronic. When an inflammation occurs only for a few days, it is called acute inflammation. However, when the inflammation is long-term or lasts for months or years, it is called chronic inflammation. This means that the cells in the body are constantly under attack. Chronic inflammation occurs in response to unwanted substances in the body like the toxins from cigarettes or an excess of fat cells. A person who experiences chronic inflammation ages faster and gets sick more easily. This type of inflammation is deadly. In some diseases, the immune systems fights against healthy cells by mistake, leading to harmful inflammatory responses. The body is fighting itself instead of an actual disease or injury.
Chronic inflammation is a problem that is directly associated to the top deadly diseases in the world – heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative disease, and diseases of the gut. Chronic inflammation has also been linked to the deterioration of bone health, mental illnesses, and lung conditions, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung infections. Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and other ancient medicinal traditions never prescribe an antidote without fully understanding the cause of a disease, unlike modern medicine. Modern medicines cause side effects and ruin the gut microbiota. They also lead to even more chronic inflammation.
Natural tips on how to avoid chronic inflammation
Fortunately, inflammation can be avoided or prevented in natural ways. One of these is by including naturally powerful, anti-inflammatory herbs. These include turmeric, ginger, Manuka honey, green tea, white willow bark, olive leaf extract, cloves, chili peppers, black peppers, frankincense, bark from maritime pine tree, cat’s claw, pepper, rosemary, ginger, and cinnamon. These herbs will help reverse chronic inflammation in the body very fast.
Another natural way to fight chronic inflammation is by adhering to an anti-inflammatory diet. In this diet, refined sugar and processed oils like corn and canola oil, are eliminated as these two things worsen chronic inflammation. Including fresh organic fruits and vegetables, seeds, beans, sprouts, whole grains, and healthy oils that are rich in omega 3s – coconut oil or hemp seed oil, helps in reducing inflammation.
Another tip is to reduce stress. Stress causes an imbalance in the digestive tract in which bad bacteria take over the good ones, resulting in inflammation. It also increases cortisol levels which exhausts the immune system and result to chronic inflammation of all tissues in the body. Therefore, lowering your stress levels can stop chronic inflammation as soon as possible. Stress levels can be reduced by getting enough quality sleep, eating healthy food, taking herbal supplements, and doing meditation, exercise, yoga, Tai Qi, or mindful breathing. (Related: Chronic Inflammation 101 – Everything you need to know (and how to eliminate it).)
Russia has never interfered in US internal affairs and is not planning to do so, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. He added that it is the US that “interferes everywhere” and should expect reciprocal action.
No country would tolerate foreign interference in its internal affairs, Putin said, as he spoke at a meeting with the Russian media. He also said it is “absolutely wrong” that the US “constantly engages[in those sorts of activities] and makes attempts [to influence other countries’ internal political situations], believing that it is normal.”
Concerning Russia’s relations with the US, Putin said that the situation depends on the US side to a significant extent. Moscow “has been long ready for rapprochement” with Washington, he said, adding that the US has to find enough “will, courage and common sense” to understand that improving relations would serve the interests of both sides. “Until then, relations would only deteriorate further,” the president said.
On Wednesday, the US Democrats released a new report, which blamed Putin for personally leading a “20-year” campaign to undermine democracy around the globe through “disinformation, cyberattacks, military invasions, alleged political assassinations, threats to energy security, election interference, and other subversive tactics.”
Despite a lack of significant proof to back up these claims, the accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections remain a hot topic in Washington, contributing largely to the worst deterioration in Russian-American relations since the Cold War. The US has imposed several waves of sanctions on Russia, targeting private individuals, companies and whole sectors of economy.
Some Russian diplomatic properties in America were confiscated, while media outlets RT and Sputnik were forced to register as foreign agents. Russia has always firmly denied the allegations of any interference in the US political process, replying to Washington’s aggressive moves with mirror measures.
In late December, Putin said foreign security agencies are “doing all they can to ramp up their level of activity in Russia,” targeting the country’s social and political life. A month before that, the president warned that “in response to our alleged interference in their election, [the Americans] want to create problems with the presidential vote in Russia.”
“Our citizens should know the urgent facts…but they don’t because our media serves imperial, not popular interests. They lie, deceive, connive and suppress what everyone needs to know, substituting managed news misinformation and rubbish for hard truths…”—Oliver Stone