30 abril 2014

EXPONDO TRAMÓIAS :

YouTube VIDEO - Press TV - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
MASCARAS CAINDO: supostos 'observadores' capturados na Ucrania são espiões da OTAN.
Espiões militares disfarçados de 'inocentes' observadores OSCE.
Alleged OSCE Observers Held in Slavyansk by Pro-Russian Forces Are Active Duty NATO Military Officers Out of Uniform, Many from Geilenkirchen Intelligence Base Where Awacs Are Flown; Visit Was Sponsored by German Defense Ministry, Which Is Pressuring Osce To Keep Up Attempted Camouflage of Possible Spy Mission-or Worse.Press TV: Now looking at the current events with OSCE observers, it goes to show the level of mistrust people in eastern and southern Ukraine have with regards to anything connected with Europe. How do you see the role they are playing? Tarpley: I would have to say first of all, we should stop calling them OSCE observers because all indications are that they are not. That is what the OSCE has been saying continuously since the start of it and you can see it on their website. They basically are two versions. The Western media say OSCE observers, but the mayor Mr. [Vyacheslav] Ponomaryov, the pro-Russian mayor of Slavyansk, knows them as spies. I'm afraid reality seems to be going in the direction of Mr. Ponomareyov. These are active-duty NATO military officers. They are four from Germany, one from Sweden, the Czech Republic, Denmark, and Poland. All NATO or European Union (EU). The German officers come from a place called Geilenkirchen, which is a very important NATO base. This is where the Awacs planes are flown from. It's one of the big NATO reconnaissance centers and they particularly belong to a unit of the German army, the bundeswehr, which is called the center for enforcement or verification tasks. In other words, it's military intelligence. What seems also to be the case, is that they were accompanied by five active-duty Ukrainian officers of the pro-Kiev forces, the ones that are controlled by the regime. The complicating factor is they were riding around in OSCE vehicles. They were in a bus that seems to have been displaying OSCE markings. Now, when they were captured, there was obviously tremendous pressure exercised by the German Defense Ministry and the whole NATO apparatus on the OSCE to play along with this charade, pretending that they were sent by the OSCE, but it hasn't worked. 

On Friday evening in Vienna, on the first program of the Austrian television, Claus Neukirch, a high-ranking official of the OSCE, said this was not our group, not our visit, we were not the ones who did it. This is also admitted on the Deutsche Welle. Deutsche Welle is the international TV and radio of the German Foreign Ministry. All of this exists really only in German, so today, the Ukrainian foreign minister struggling to keep up this fakery to maintain the camouflage, the Ukrainian foreign minister said, "oh, the Secretary General of the OSCE will be arriving here in order to begin negotiations or to take them over." Very wisely the secretary general of the OSCE, an Italian diplomat named Lamberto Zannier, said "no, I'm not going." He was very well advised not to go. Who knows what would happen to him if he got there? The fact is that for the first couple of days, negotiations were conducted exclusively by the German Defense Ministry, who were the people that made the deal with Kiev to send these people in. This was embarrassing that the German Defense Ministry leaned on the OSCE to say "why don't you go in and negotiate," which the OSCE I think unwisely did. I would say to Mr. Zannier, don't go to Ukraine, rather you should denounce the abuse and perversion of an OSCE vehicle in the name of the OSCE by what is in fact NATO military intelligence, and if you're caught behind military lines with no uniform, that's sometimes called espionage, whether that's the current situation or not, it's not clear, but I would urge everyone to stop referring to them as OSCE observers, they are NATO military officers.

SUBJUGANDO O POVO AMERICANO :

YouTube VIDEO - MSNBC - BBC - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
"EUA não é democracia, é uma oligarquia. Sistema político é dominado por corporações".

28 abril 2014

PRIMEIROS PASSOS DA 3a GUERRA MUNDIAL :

YouTube VIDEO - R.T. News - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
"EUA investiu $5 bilhões para tramar o caos que ocorre na Ucrânia. Alemanha sabe disso".
Alemanha não culpa Rússia, sabe que EUA armaram isso".
The combination of the polices of the government in Kiev and Washington blaming Russia for events is pushing the situation in Ukraine to a critical mass which threaten peace in Europe Willie Wimmer, former State Secretary of the minister of defense in Germany and former Vice President of the OSCE Assembly, tells RT.

O COLAPSO DO IMPÉRIO :

YouTube VIDEO - USA Watchdog - Apr 2014 - clik 1 - clik 2
"Desta vez eles não vão ter como salvar o sistema".
What’s happening here is you are talking about a major economic power and the use of sanctions. In WWII, one of the causes of friction between the United States and Japan was the economic sanctions the U. S. imposed on Japan because of their incursions in China. It is eerily similar to what is happening now with Russia, and I think the stakes are just as high when you are talking about two major powers confronting themselves this way.”
“Sooner or later, we are going to go over the cliff as we did in 2008. They saved the system, the system in 2008, but I don’t think this time around they are going to be able to save the system.

26 abril 2014

A REAÇÃO DOS POVOS :

Politico.com - AntiWar News - Apr 2014 - clik 1 - clik2
Rússia paga prá ver o blefe dos EUA, e corta a conversa fiada. Cansou da hipocrisia do Ocidente.
Nem atende o telefone. Não responde as ligações nem recados.
Russia’s Ministry of Defense has so far ignored the Pentagon’s efforts to set up a phone call between the nations’ top defense officials as its military activity increases near Ukraine, the Defense Department said Friday. Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said that American defense officials called Moscow to arrange a phone call between Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Shoygu, but haven’t gotten any response. 
Meanwhile, Warren said, the U.S. has observed increased activity among the Russian ground and air units posted near the country’s border with Ukraine. Armor, mechanized infantry and airborne units are on the move, he said. “We’ve tried to make clear to the Russians that Secretary Hagel is available for a phone call anytime, but we have not heard back,” Warren said. The Pentagon made its overture “within the past 24 hours,” he added. Hagel is in Guatemala on a three-day trip to Central America, but defense officials have said his military aircraft, designed as a flying Cold War command and control center, would enable him to connect from anywhere. 
He doesn’t have a new message to deliver to Moscow, Warren said, but he wants to reiterate the same one again. “The secretary wants to continue to call on the Russians to de-escalate the situation with Ukraine,” Warren said. Reports about the increased Russian military activity come from “multiple sources,” Warren said. The Russian military movements include both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters — “all flavors of the Russian combined arms force,” he said.

SUBJUGANDO O POVO AMERICANO :

YouTube VIDEO - Fox News - CNN News - Apr 2014 - clik 1 - clik 2
EUA deixam veteranos de guerra morrendo doentes nos hospitais. São abandonados aos milhares.
AVeterans Affairs official accused of keeping double books to hide the fact that dozens of veterans died awaiting care previously ran a Washington state VA facility that allegedly fudged suicide numbers, FoxNews.com has learned. Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, is accused with other management officials of keeping a fake waiting list that made it appear sick veterans were being treated in a timely manner -- while hiding the real list that showed up to 1,600 sick veterans were waiting months to see a physician. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, said investigators have evidence that two sets of records were kept by the facility to conceal the lengthy delays in care. At least 40 veterans on the secret list allegedly died while waiting for appointments, prompting congressional committees to launch investigations into the circumstances surrounding the deaths. Helman, who is said to have approved and defended the Phoenix facility's actions, previously served as director of the Veterans Affairs facility in Spokane, Wash., where the VA's Office of Medical Investigations found the number of veteran suicides were being miscounted. From July 2007 through the first week of July 2008, at least 22 veterans in the Spokane VA service area committed suicide.

During that same time period, however, Spokane VA reported nine suicides and 34 attempted suicides, according to Military.com and other media outlets. Helman was director of the Spokane facility at the time the number of suicides were being misreported. Shortly after news revealed that such data had been falsified, Helman was transferred to the VA facility in Hines, Ill., after having spent less than two years in Spokane. From there, Helman moved to Phoenix, where she became director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system in February 2012. Helman could not be reached for comment, but the Arizona Republic reported earlier this week that Helman denies knowledge of any patients who died awaiting care or that patient information was improperly manipulated. 

25 abril 2014

SUBJUGANDO O POVO AMERICANO :

Natural News - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
Psiquiatria nos EUA: ímpeto liberto virou distúrbio mental. Dissidencia é insanidade.
Saudáveis são apenas os conformados, os dóceis e os submissos.
(NaturalNews) Modern psychiatry has become a hotbed of corruption, particularly the kind that seeks to demonize and declare mentally ill anyone who deviates from what is regarded as the norm. This is abundantly evident in the latest installment of the industry's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, which dubs people who do not conform to what those in charge declare to be normal as mentally insane. 
The so-called "condition" for why a person might choose to resist conformity has been labeled by the psychiatric profession as "oppositional defiant disorder," or ODD. The new DSM defines this made-up disease as an "ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior," and also lumps it in alongside attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, another made-up condition whose creator, Dr. Leon Eisenberg, admitted it to be phony on his death bed.
Totalitarismos rotulam como distúrbio a toda inconformidade.
Such outlandish abuse of the medical system for controlling popular thought is nothing new. Many authoritarian governments, including the former USSR, implemented similar mental health programs that categorized dissenters as having chemical imbalances in need of a remedy. Today, that remedy is often mind-altering, psychotropic drugs with devastating side effects. "Psychiatric incarceration of mentally healthy people is uniformly understood to be a particularly pernicious form of repression, because it uses the powerful modalities of medicine as tools of punishment, and it compounds a deep affront to human rights with deception and fraud," explains a 2002 analysis and commentary on the abuse of psychiatry in both the Soviet Union and China that was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. "Doctors who allow themselves to be used in this way... betray the trust of society and breach their most basic ethical obligations as professionals."

PRIMEIROS PASSOS DA 3a GUERRA MUNDIAL :

Market Watch - Nasdaq - April 2014 - clik 1 - clik 2
EUA ataca: S&P rebaixa Rússia. 
S&P cut its rating one level, to BBB-minus from BBB. It kept its outlook on the country negative, where it has been since March 20, when the ratings firm lowered it from stable in light of heightened tension in Ukraine and the prospect of economic sanctions. "In our view, the tense geopolitical situation between Russia and Ukraine could see additional significant outflows of both foreign and domestic capital from the Russian economy and hence further undermine already weakening growth prospects," S&P wrote in its report.
Zero Hedge - clik aqui.
Rússia rompe laços de finanças com países da OTAN.
Russian presidential adviser Sergei Glazyev proposed plan of 15 measures to protect country’s economy if sanctions applied, Vedomosti newspaper reports, citing Glazyev’s letter to Finance Ministry. According to as Bloomberg reported, Glazyev proposed:
- withdraw assets, accounts in dollars, euros from NATO countries to neutral ones
- sell NATO member sovereign bonds before Russia’s currency accounts are frozen
- reduce dollar assets, sell sovereign bonds of countries that support sanctions
- limit commercial banks’ FX assets to prevent speculation on ruble, capital outflows
- increase money supply so that state cos., banks may refinance foreign loans
- national currencies in trade with Union members, other non-dollar, non-euro partners
In other words, a full-blown scorched earth campaign by Russia.

A ASCENSÃO DA EURÁSIA :

YouTube VIDEO - Silver Doctors - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
HISTÓRICO: Rússia lança União da Eurásia. Em cinco anos vem moeda comum lastreada em ouro.
Altyn becomes new currency for the Eurasian customs union.
New Eurasia currency may appear in the next five years.

23 abril 2014

SUBJUGANDO O POVO AMERICANO :

The Truth Wins - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
EUA rotulou como "potencial terrorista" a toda forma de expressão e ativismo político.
Below is a list of 72 types of Americans that are considered to be “extremists” and “potential terrorists” in official U.S. government documents. To see the original source document for each point, just click on the link. As you can see, this list covers most of the country…
1. Those that talk about “individual liberties”
2. Those that advocate for states’ rights
3. Those that want “to make the world a better place”
4. “The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule”
5. Those that are interested in “defeating the Communists”
6. Those that believe “that the interests of the nations are separate and different”
7. Anyone that holds a “political ideology that considers the state to be unnecessary”
8. Anyone that possesses an “intolerance toward other religions”
9. Those that “fight against exploitation of environment and/or animals”
10. “Anti-Gay”
11. “Anti-Immigrant”
12. “Anti-Muslim”
13. “The Patriot Movement”
14. “Opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians”
15. Members of the Family Research Council
16. Members of the American Family Association
17. Those that believe that Mexico, Canada and the United States “are secetly planning to merge into a European Union-like entity that will be known as the ‘North American Union’”
18. Members of the American Border Patrol/American Patrol
19. Members of the Federation for American Immigration Reform


A LISTA VAI A 72 GRUPOS E CORRENTES DE PENSAMENTO ! ! !

( veja o resto da lista aqui ) 

PRIMEIROS PASSOS DA 3a GUERRA MUNDIAL :

YouTube VIDEO - Zero Hedge - R.T. News - Apr 2014 - clik 1 - clik 2 - clik 3
Rússia diz: "Se formos atacados, certamente responderemos".
Referencing the four-sided talks between the EU, the US, Russia and Ukraine that took place in Geneva on April 17, Lavrov accused Kiev’s coup-appointed government of going back on its pledge to put a stop to all violence.  “In Geneva we agreed there must be an end of all violence. Next afternoon [interim Ukrainian President Aleksandr] Turchinov declared almost a state of emergency and ordered the army to shoot at the people.” Turchinov announced the resumption of the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Moscow has decried the operation and urged the Ukrainian government to refrain from using force on civilians living in the region. The Russian Foreign Minister said the buildup of troops on the border with Ukraine was within the bounds of international law and denied the presence of Russian troops in East Ukraine. Lavrov said the troops were participating in routine military drills, something that has been verified by international inspectors. Describing a worst case scenario in the Ukrainian crisis, Lavrov said Russia would be forced to respond if it were attacked. “If we are attacked, we would certainly respond. If our interests, our legitimate interests, the interests of Russians have been attacked directly, like they were in South Ossetia for example, I do not see any other way but to respond in accordance with international law,” he said.  “Russian citizens being attacked is an attack against the Russian Federation,” he told RT.

22 abril 2014

SUBJUGANDO O POVO AMERICANO:

Washington Blog - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
EUA, desigualdade é a pior da história da Terra.
Inequality in the U.S. is now the highest ever recorded in the country. Inequality in America today is twice as bad as in ancient Rome, worse than it was in Tsarist Russia,Gilded Age America, modern Egypt, Tunisia or Yemen, many banana republics in Latin America, and worse than experienced by slaves in 1774 colonial America. Economist and inequality expert Thomas Piketty notes that – according to an important measure – inequality in America today is the worst in world history
For those who work for a living, the level of inequality in the U.S. – writes Piketty – is “… probably higher than in any other society at any time in the past, anywhere in the world …” In other words, there might have been some squalid country in the distant past where the disparity between people without any job and the king was higher than between a jobless American and the top fatcat in the U.S. But the spread between the minimum wage American worker and the American oligarch is the greatest in world history. Indeed, inequality in America has become so extreme that the “99% versus the 1%” meme is grossly inaccurate … because it’s really the .01% versus the 99.99%. Paul Krugman notes: A lot of what we know about inequality actually comes from [Piketty], because he’s been an invisible presence behind a lot. So when you talk about the 1 percent, you’re actually to a larger extent reflecting his prior work. But what he’s really done now is he said, “Even those of you who talk about the 1 percent, you don’t really get what’s going on. You’re living in the past. So we are going probably, unless something gets better, we’re going to look back nostalgically on the early 21st century when you could still at least have the pretense that the wealthy actually earned their wealth. 
And, you know, by the year 2030, it’ll all be inherited. In other words, we’re going from oligarchy to dynastic royalty. Nobel prize winning economist Robert Shiller and Former Goldman Sachs managing director Nomi Prinsalso say that inequality may get much worse than it is now. Postscript: Mainstream economists like Krugman – who long discounted the importance of inequality – now finally admit that runaway inequality destroys the economy. Unfortunately (and ironically), the policies which they push are the very thing causing extreme inequality in the first place.

21 abril 2014

O COLAPSO DO IMPÉRIO :

Resistir.Info - Global Research - Paul Craig Roberts - Apr 2014 - clik 1 - clik 2
AGORA SÃO SÓ DUAS OPÇÕES: 
"No colapso do dólar, ou os EUA se acabam, ou acabam o mundo".
2014 está a perfilar-se como o ano de ajuste de contas para os Estados Unidos. Duas pressões estão a acumular-se sobre o dólar americano. Uma decorre da declinante capacidade do Federal Reserve para manipular o preço do ouro quando as reservas ocidentais encolhem e se espalha no mercado o conhecimento da ilegal manipulação de preços feita pelo Fed. É inequívoca a evidência de quantidades maciças de vendas a descoberto a serem despejadas no mercado de futuros do ouro numa altura em que a comercialização é fraca. Tornou-se óbvio que o preço do ouro está a ser manipulado no mercado de futuros a fim de proteger o valor do dólar das consequências da quantitative easing (QE). 
A outra pressão provém das loucas ameaças do regime de Obama, de sanções contra a Rússia. Outros países já não estão dispostos a tolerar o abuso de Washington quanto ao padrão dólar mundial. Washington utiliza os pagamentos internacionais com base no dólar para prejudicar as economias de países que resistem à hegemonia política de Washington. A Rússia e a China já estão fartas. Conforme noticiei e conforme Peter Koenig noticia, a Rússia e a China estão a desligar do dólar o seu comércio internacional. Daqui em diante, a Rússia efectuará o seu comércio, incluindo a venda de petróleo e de gás natural à Europa, em rublos e nas divisas dos seus parceiros do BRICS. Isto significa uma grande quebra na procura de dólares americanos e uma queda correspondente no valor cambial do dólar. Conforme John Williams ( shadowstats.com ) deixou claro, a economia dos EUA não recuperou dos maus tempos de 2008 e tem continuado a enfraquecer. A grande maioria da população americana há anos que está a ser fortemente pressionada pela falta de crescimento dos rendimentos. Como actualmente os EUA são uma economia dependente quanto a importações, uma queda no valor do dólar aumentará os preços nos EUA e fará baixar o nível de vida. Todos os indícios apontam para o fracasso económico dos EUA em 2014, e é essa a conclusão do relatório de John William, de 9 de Abril. Este ano também pode vir a assistir ao colapso da NATO e talvez mesmo da UE. O golpe imprudente de Washington na Ucrânia e a ameaça de sanções contra a Rússia empurraram os estados marionetes da NATO para um terreno perigoso. Washington avaliou mal a reacção na Ucrânia quando derrubou o seu governo democraticamente eleito e impôs um governo fantoche. A Crimeia separou-se rapidamente da Ucrânia e juntou-se à Rússia. 
Poderão seguir-se em breve outros territórios outrora russos. Com Washington a aventurar-se a proferir ameaças em crescendo, Washington está a empurrar a Europa para duas confrontações altamente indesejáveis. Os europeus não querem uma guerra com a Rússia por causa do golpe de Washington em Kiev e entendem que quaisquer sanções contra a Rússia, se concretizadas, serão muito mais prejudiciais para eles próprios. Pode acontecer uma de duas coisas: ou o dólar americano será posto de lado e o seu valor entra em colapso, acabando assim com a situação de superpotência de Washington e a ameaça de Washington à paz mundial, ou Washington empurrará os seus fantoches para um conflito militar com a Rússia e a China. O resultado duma guerra dessas será muito mais devastador do que o colapso do dólar americano. 

O COLAPSO DO IMPÉRIO :

Resistir.Info - GEAB 84 - Apr 2014 - clik 1 - clik 2
Para não afundar só, EUA arrasta Europa à sua esfera de influência. 
É criar nova "Cortina de Ferro".
Separar antigas potencias de emergentes, devedores de credores.
A actual confrontação entre a Rússia e o Ocidente na crise ucraniana recorda inevitavelmente a imagem da guerra fria e os media evidentemente rejubilam com isso. Ora, ao contrário do que eles dão a entender, não é a Rússia que procura o retorno da cortina de ferro mas sim os Estados Unidos. Uma cortina de ferro separando antigas potências e países emergentes, mundo de antes e mundo de depois, devedores e credores. E nesta esperança um tanto louca de preservar o american way of life e a influência dos Estados Unidos sobre o "seu" campo na impossibilidade de poder impô-lo sobre o mundo inteiro. Por outras palavras, afundar com o maior número de companheiros possível para ter a impressão de não afundar. 
Para os Estados Unidos, este é de facto o jogo actual: arrastar consigo todo o campo ocidental para poder continuar a dominar e a comerciar com um número suficiente de países. Assiste-se assim a uma formidável operação de viragem de opiniões e de líderes na Europa a fim de assegurar governos dóceis e compreensivos em relação ao patrão americano, operação apoiada por uma blitzkrieg para ligá-los definitivamente ao TTIP e para isolá-los do que poderia ser a sua tábua de salvação, ou seja, os BRICS, seus mercados imensos, suas dinâmicas de futuro, sua ligação com os países em vias de desenvolvimento, etc. Analisamos todos estes aspectos , assim como a utilização subtil do medo de uma deflação a fim de convencer os europeus a adoptarem os métodos estado-unidenses. À luz da extrema periculosidade dos métodos empregues pelos Estados Unidos, não é preciso dizer que abandonar o navio estado-unidense não seria um acto de traição por parte da Europa mas sim um avanço importante para o mundo.

A REAÇÃO DOS POVOS :

Voice of Russia - Pat Buchanan - Apr 2014 - clik 1 - clik 2
"Ocidente hedonista ataca valores cristãos. Rússia defende família e a moral tradicional cristã".
EUA: divórcio, homossexualismo, aborto, eutanásia, pornografia.
Russia is a Christian country, Putin was saying. This speech recalls last December’s address where the former KGB chief spoke of Russia as standing against a decadent West: “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values. Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation.” With Marxism-Leninism a dead faith, Putin is saying the new ideological struggle is between a debauched West led by the United States and a traditionalist world Russia would be proud to lead. 
In the new war of beliefs, Putin is saying, it is Russia that is on God’s side. The West is Gomorrah. Putin is entering a claim that Moscow is the Godly City of today and command post of the counter-reformation against the new paganism. Putin is plugging into some of the modern world’s most powerful currents. Not only in his defiance of what much of the world sees as America’s arrogant drive for global hegemony. Not only in his tribal defense of lost Russians left behind when the USSR disintegrated. He is also tapping into the worldwide revulsion of and resistance to the sewage of a hedonistic secular and social revolution coming out of the West. In the culture war for the future of mankind, Putin is planting Russia’s flag firmly on the side of traditional Christianity.

"Ocidente moralmente falido". 

His recent speeches carry echoes of John Paul II whose Evangelium Vitae in 1995 excoriated the West for its embrace of a “culture of death.” What did Pope John Paul mean by moral crimes? The West’s capitulation to a sexual revolution of easy divorce, rampant promiscuity, pornography, homosexuality, feminism, abortion, same-sex marriage, euthanasia, assisted suicide — the displacement of Christian values by Hollywood values. But the war to be waged with the West is not with rockets. It is a cultural, social, moral war where Russia’s role, in Putin’s words, is to “prevent movement backward and downward, into chaotic darkness and a return to a primitive state.”  In 2013, the Kremlin imposed a ban on homosexual propaganda, a ban on abortion advertising, a ban on abortions after 12 weeks and a ban on sacrilegious insults to religious believers. “While the other super-powers march to a pagan world-view,” writes WCF’s Allan Carlson, “Russia is defending Judeo-Christian values. 

A ASCENSÃO DA EURÁSIA :

YouTube VIDEO - R.T. News - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
Inicia-se século da Eurásia. Mega reservas de gás russo à China. Sem um dólar envolvido.
Precificar energia sem dólar esvazia a moeda dos EUA.

20 abril 2014

A ASCENSAO DA EURASIA :

The Fourth Media - William Enghdal - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
Conectar Europa-China por rede trem-bala esvazia influencia EUA.
The prospect of an unparalleled Eurasian economic boom lasting into the next Century and beyond is at hand. The first steps binding the vast economic space are being constructed with a number of little-publicized rail links connecting China, Russia, Kazakhstan and parts of Western Europe. It is becoming clear to more people in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Eurasia including China and Russia that their natural tendency to build these markets faces only one major obstacle: NATO and the US Pentagon’s Full Spectrum Dominance obsession. 
Rail infrastructure is a major key to building vast new economic markets across Eurasia. China and Turkey are in discussions to build a new high-speed railway link across Turkey. If completed it would be the country’s largest railway project ever, even including the pre-World War I Berlin-Baghdad Railway link. The project was perhaps the most important agenda item, far more so than Syria during talks in Beijing between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Chinese leadership in early April. The proposed rail link would run from Kars on the easternmost border with Armenia, through the Turkish interior on to Istanbul where it would connect to the Marmaray rail tunnel now under construction that runs under the Bosphorus strait. Then it would continue to Edirne near the border to Greece and Bulgaria in the European Union. It will cost an estimated $35 billion. The realization of the Turkish link would complete a Chinese Trans-Eurasian Rail Bridge project that would bring freight from China to Spain and England. The Kars-Edirne line would reduce travel time across Turkey by two-thirds from 36 hours down to 12. 
Under an agreement signed between China and Turkey in October 2010, China has agreed to extend loans of $30 billion for the planned rail network.2 In addition a Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway connecting Azerbaijan’s capital of Baku to Kars is under construction, which greatly increases the strategic importance of the Edirne-Kars line. For China it would put a critical new link in its railway infrastructure across Eurasia to markets in Europe and beyond.

A HEGEMONIA SOBRE TODA A TERRA :

GRTV - Backgrounder, Corbett Report - Apr 2014 - clik 1clik 2
EUA reativa Guerra Fria com Russia, ameaça guerra nuclear.
Russia segue elevando defesas nucleares em alta velocidade.
Intensifica exercicios de guerra nuclear em grande numero.
In line with the rising geopolitical friction, stories have begun to emerge that both sides have heightened their levels of nuclear readiness. NATO, for its part, has continued build-up of its European “missile shield.” In February, the USS Donald Cook arrived at port in Rota, Spain to begin its deployment as part of the so-called Ballistic Missile Defense plan. It is the first of four advanced destroyers that the US is deploying as part of the shield, which they say is aimed at defending the continent from the theoretical future threat from a theoretically nuclear-armed Iran. That these destroyers, and NATO’s missile shield in general, is being deployed to counter a threat from Iran is not believed outside of narrow America-centric propagandistic circles, however. 

In truth, the term “missile defense” is a misnomer, as it is a universally acknowledged tenet of nuclear warfare doctrine that advanced missile defense systems are integral to “escalation dominance,” or the ability to engage in warfare at any level of violence, including nuclear warfare. And the threat that NATO envisions does not come from Iran, a nation that has never been shown to be pursuing nuclear weapons, let alone actually possessing them, but Russia, still the world’s second nuclear superpower. This was made explicit in the last round of Russia-NATO missile shield consultations, started in Lisbon in 2010 and now officially suspended by the Pentagon in the wake of recent developments in Ukraine. The consultations, launched on the premise that the two sides could work together on countering any supposed threat from outside Europe, had been deadlocked for years after Washington stonewalled Moscow’s demands for a legal guarantee that their strike forces would not target Russia’s deterrence capabilities. Meanwhile, Russia, for its part, is also ramping up the nuclear posturing. According to a new study by the Federation of American Scientists, Moscow deployed 25 new strategic nuclear launchers in the past six months, bringing its total of deployed launchers to 498 with 1512 associated nuclear warheads. And just last Thursday, the Russian military held a massive three-day nuclear exercise involving 10,000 soldiers in its Strategic Missile Forces. These developments seem light years removed from the feelgood rhetoric about nuclear disarmament that the UN Security Council was spouting at the beginning of the Obama presidency. This rhetoric, of course, was always just that: rhetoric. The US government has never seriously considered giving up its nuclear stockpile, or even renouncing a first-use nuclear doctrine.

PRIMEIROS PASSOS DA 3a GUERRA MUNDIAL :

YouTube VIDEO - Democracy Now - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
Guerra por um fio: EUA quer botar tropas na fronteira russa. Reação militar será inevitável.
Stephen Cohen, Professor of Russian Studies and History at New York University, disects and rebutts the US media propaganda on the conflict in Ukraine and warns of a new Cold War. As negotiations over the crisis in Ukraine begin in Geneva, tension is rising in the Ukrainian east after security forces killed three pro-Russian protesters, wounded 13 and took 63 captive in the city of Mariupol. Ukrainian officials said the pro-Russian separatists had attempted to storm a military base. The killings came just after the unraveling of a Ukrainian operation to retake government buildings from pro-Russian separatists.
Earlier today, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the authorities in Kiev of plunging the country into an "abyss" and refused to rule out sending forces into Ukraine. Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has announced a series of steps to reinforce its presence in eastern Europe. "We will have more planes in the air, more ships on the water and more readiness on the land," Rasmussen said.

19 abril 2014

O COLAPSO DO IMPÉRIO :

YouTube VIDEO - USA Watchdog - Apr 2014 - clik 1 - clik 2
Padrão 1930 se repete: colapso financeiro e depressão econômica acarretam guerra mundial.
Top trends researcher Gerald Celente.
Hpulls no punches when he predicts, “The world is going to war.” Celente says what is happening today happened before, prior to World War II. Celente says the pattern is the same as the one that started in 1929, “crash . . . depression, currency wars, trade wars, and world war.” Celente says, “When you follow the time lines, we are now in the late 1930’s.” But unlike the 30’s, today’s money is not backed by gold or anything else for that matter. So, Celente says, “The banks are forcing . . . governments to keep funding them by flooding money into the system.” Celente predicts, “What’s going to happen when this thing starts collapsing? People are going to be going into gold.”

18 abril 2014

A REAÇÃO DOS POVOS :

National Interest Joural - Apr 2014 - clik 1 - clik 2
EUA em maior erro estratégico: antagoniza duas grandes potencias ao mesmo tempo.
The United States is on the brink of committing a cardinal sin in foreign policy: antagonizing two major powers simultaneously. There are frictions in bilateral ties with both Moscow and Beijing that have reached alarming levels over the past year or so. It is a disturbing development that could cause major geopolitical headaches for Washington unless the Obama administration takes prompt corrective measures and sets more coherent priorities. Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea has created a deep freeze in relations that were already rather frosty. Although few knowledgeable Americans agreed with Mitt Romney’s assertion in the 2012 presidential campaign that Russia was the principal geopolitical adversary of the United States, there were surging sources of friction even before the onset of the Crimea crisis, including sharp disagreements over policy toward Syria and Iran. 
The Crimea episode has made matters dramatically worse, with Washington and its European Union allies imposing economic sanctions on Russia, and the Kremlin responding with (mostly symbolic) sanctions of its own. The language coming out of both Washington and Moscow is characterized by a hostility not seen since the end of the Cold War. U.S. officials ruminate about deploying troops to NATO members in Eastern Europe to discourage additional expansionist moves by Russia.Hawks in the U.S. foreign policy community openly advocate an even more provocative troop deployment, along with military aid, to Ukraine. Washington’s relations with Beijing also have become noticeably more contentious. That point was highlighted during Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s recent visit to China. A series of testy exchanges culminated with a pointed warning from Defense Minister Chang Wanquan that efforts to “contain” China would never succeed. Beijing has been increasingly irritated by U.S. stances on a variety of issues. Washington’s position regarding China’s territorial disputes with neighboring states in both the South China and East China seas is an especially prominent grievance.

A REAÇÃO DOS POVOS :

YouTube VIDEO - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
Ucrânia: Coluna de tanques detida por mulher desarmada.

Soldados se recusam a atirar em seu próprio povo.

Separatistas tomam prédios públicos. Sem resistencia alguma.

A ASCENSÃO DA EURÁSIA :

Deutsche  Wirtschaft Nachrichten - Apr 2014   clik 1 - clik 2
HISTÓRICO: China e Rússia anunciam criação da União Economica da Eurásia em 2015.
"The Eurasian Economic Union will start on 1 January 2015, regardless of the situation in Ukraine and other countries that are not involved in this integration process. The negotiations with Armenia will soon be completed and negotiations with Kyrgyzstan are making progress, "said Chizhov. In addition to Kyrgyzstan and Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan are to be part of the Eurasian Union.
Russia and China are currently trying to become independent at several levels of the United States. Both countries are reaching for months U.S. government bonds on a large scale from ( here ). But China and Russia are increasingly investing in gold ( here ).

O COLAPSO DO IMPÉRIO :

Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten - Apr 2014  - clik 1 - clik 2  
Mais poderoso banco da Terra prevendo colapso do sistema financeiro ocidental.
"Mercados financeiros em situação extremamente crítica".
"Muito pior que 2008, todos problemas serão maiores".
Imprensa ocidental em absoluto silencio.
The most powerful bank in the world, the Bank for International Settlements(BIS) has published a few days ago in their quarterly report the possible end of the flood of money directly addressed - and at the same time described the situation on the debt markets as extremely critical. The "extraordinary central bank action" - aka the unrestrained printing - have awakened in the markets the illusion that the massive liquidity pumped into the market could solve the fundamental problems (more on the enormous rise in debt - here ). These clear words may have meant that Ben Bernanke and the Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed got cold feet. Instead, as expected, which is now formally announce the end of the flood of money, the Fed has decided to just carry on as before. If one is to the BIS experts believe that no single problem is solved. 
All problems will be all the greater. Because the BIS but apparently does not know how to get the genie back in the bottle, it pays to listen to those who were part of the system - but now have no official functions more and, therefore, can find clear words. The former chief economist of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), William White, was also reported in parallel to the BIS to speak. His statements are nothing more and nothing less than an announcement of the big crash. White warned in unusually clear form in front of a huge, global credit bubble.

17 abril 2014

A REAÇÃO DOS POVOS :

Militia News - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
EUA, pesquisa: 30% querem revolta armada anti-governo. 
Nearly one-third of Americans say an armed revolution might need to occur in the next few years to prevent an escalating war against constitutional liberties. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind surveyed 863 US residents randomly and found that 29 percent of those polled believe a revolution isn’t just imminent but imperative. According to the study, 29 percent of Americans agree that “an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect our liberties” during the next few years. 
Forty-seven percent said they disagreed with the statement entirely, with one-fifth of the sample saying they weren’t sure how to answer. Then quizzing only the most conservative of respondents, though, the call for revolution is supported by a much more significant chunk of the sample pool. PublicMind found that 44 percent of Republicans polled in the survey agree that an armed revolt is the answer to an apparent infringement of liberties. By comparison, 27 percent Independents agreed with the statement, as did only 18 percent of Democrats polled.

SUBJUGANDO O POVO AMERICANO :

Washington Blog - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
EUA, IMPRENSA PRÓ-GUERRA :
"Sobre Ucrânia, deturpação é a pior em 40 anos, querem sangue".
In my four-plus decades in journalism, I have never seen a more thoroughly biased and misleading performance by the major U.S. news media. Even during the days of Ronald Reagan – when much of the government’s modern propaganda structure was created – there was more independence in major news outlets. There were media stampedes off the reality cliff during George H.W. Bush’s Persian Gulf War and George W. Bush’s Iraq War, both of which were marked by demonstrably false claims that were readily swallowed by the big U.S. news outlets. But there is something utterly Orwellian in the current coverage of the Ukraine crisis, including accusing others of “propaganda” when their accounts – though surely not perfect – are much more honest and more accurate than what the U.S. press corps has been producing. 
There’s also the added risk that this latest failure by the U.S. press corps is occurring on the border of Russia, a nuclear-armed state that – along with the United States – could exterminate all life on the planet. The biased U.S. news coverage is now feeding into political demands to send U.S. military aid to Ukraine’s coup regime. The casualness of this propaganda – as it spreads across the U.S. media spectrum from Fox News to MSNBC, from the Washington Post to the New York Times – is not just wretched journalism but it is reckless malfeasance jeopardizing the lives of many Ukrainians and the future of the planet.

A HEGEMONIA SOBRE TODA A TERRA :

Bancos : ganância sem limites.

16 abril 2014

A HEGEMONIA SOBRE TODA A TERRA :

YouTube VIDEO - R.T. News - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
EUA fracassa em deflagrar guerra na Ucrânia. País irmão.


Mudam de lado os blindados enviados por Kiev, aderem aos separatistas. Bandeira é russa.



O COLAPSO DO IMPÉRIO :

Market Oracle - Jim Willie CB - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
EUA sinaliza colapso: menor rapidez do dinheiro em 50 anos. 
Revela que não está gerando produção nem riqueza.
Economia perdeu o impulso da atratividade ao lucro.
If the velocity of money is increasing, then more transactions are occurring between individuals in an economy. The result would be that growth (as measured in GDP) should be rising. With falling velocity of money, then fewer transactions are occurring and a recession is indicated. Such is the present case in astonishing rapid deterioration. Consumers and business are holding firm their money rather than investing it, as they see poor prospects. New capital formation is not occurring inside the USEconomy, or pitifully little. Debts are being dissolved, usually in default. It should be noted that the velocity of money has also been falling in the EU and Japan. The entire global economy is in recession, the pathogenesis shared.
Na sanha de energizar produção, injeta dinheiro barato em massa, aí semeia hiperinflação. Chegará.
As David Chapman points out, "It all seems counter-intuitive that the velocity of money should be falling even as the ECB, the Fed, the BOJ, and the Bank of Canada have been maintaining low interest rates for years in order to encourage borrowing and keep the cost of money low. The central banks have also pumped billions of dollars into the economy through QE and other stimulative measures. The result has been an explosion in the monetary base, a sharp rise in M1 but lower growth for M2 and sluggish M3. The economies are weighed down with debt, banks are reluctant to lend, consumers and corporations are unwilling to borrow. The money instead has been used for speculation, primarily going into risk assets such as the stock market. Corporations instead of investing in new plants and investment are sitting on cash hoards or buying back their own shares. Both are non-productive."

SUBJUGANDO O POVO AMERICANO :

YouTube VIDEO - Storm Clouds Gathering - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
"Subjugar povo devagar, tirar liberdade aos pedaços", assim EUA segue método de Hitler.

SUBJUGANDO O POVO AMERICANO :

Secrets of The Fed - Defense One - Apr 2014 - clik 1clik 2
Obama desarma 50 estados: confisca helicópteros de guerra, trocando-os pelos de transporte.
In all, the Defense Department will confiscate 192 Apaches from National Guard units around the country and give them to the active duty Army. In exchange for the heavily armed and highly maneuverable choppers, Guard units will receive 111 UH-60 Blackhawk transport helicopters from the Army, Defense One reports. The Apache, which began service in 1986, is armed with a 30 mm M230E1 Chain Gun (with 1,200 rounds), Hellfire anti-tank missiles, and 70 general-purpose 70 mm rockets. In short, it is capable of fending-off any enemy, foreign or domestic. Obviously, these helicopters could pose a substantial obstacle to say, a tyrant drunk on his own power, with an army at his disposal. 
“This is much larger than the Apache discussion,” Grass said. “Especially as we look down the road. It’s brigades. It will affect just about every jurisdiction in the United States when we look at this to get down to the 315,000 number someday that we face.” The “someday number” refers to cuts in Guard personnel, should sequestration continue into FY2016. Some argue the helicopter swap is needed because the Blackhawk is better suited for natural disaster recovery operations, which Guard units are tasked to do. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Co., said the Blackhawks were instrumental during recent flooding in his state. “In Colorado, we benefited greatly from having National Guard Blackhawks available to perform search and rescue missions, evacuate flood victims, drop water on wildfires, even deliver hay to cattle stranded by blizzards. Have Apaches ever been used for those purposes, and wouldn’t it make sense to have those utility aircraft available to governors for in-state missions?” . “The main mission of those Apaches,” Grass said, “is to be the combat reserve of the Army.” There are currently nine states where the National Guard flies Apaches.

A HEGEMONIA SOBRE TODA A TERRA :

Information Clearing House - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
EUA descendo à escuridão: grande salto para tirania global.
Under the pretext of a war on terror, the United States government has transferred the hubris and arrogance of its foreign affairs into domestic government, no one having voted for a Stasi-like secret surveillance state, one moreover where even local authorities are endowed with armored cars, drones, and abusive powers. Three, technology is genuinely revolutionizing the nature of war, putting immense new power into the hands of elites – power which, unlike the hydrogen bomb, can actually be used readily - and nowhere is this occurring at a more rapid pace than in the United States.
The approaching reality is America’s being able to kill, highly accurately, on a large scale without using thermo-nuclear weapons and almost without using armies. Barack Obama’s tenure has only demonstrated the point made by George Bush further. He has signed off on many new ways of killing people, many secret and disturbing policies, continued to wage Bush’s pointless wars, supported anti-democratic forces taking power in a number of place, including importantly Ukraine and Egypt, reinforced anti-democratic forces in many places like Bahrain, Yemen, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and not lifted a finger over Israel’s decades-long suppression of democracy and fundamental rights for millions. Obama’s only claim even to helping his own people is a pathetic, costly, unworkable health-care program in which the establishment has absolutely no interest. The argument that there is an underlying concern for humanity and for rights in the American government couldn’t be more wrong, even though those are themes in the blubbering speeches of a George Bush, a Barrack Obama, a Hillary Clinton, or a John Kerry. America’s deeds abroad are without exception now to control, whether through wars and coups and assassinations or through the cajoling and threats that go on behind the scenes at every single vote by any international body, such as the United Nations. 
I do not believe the citizens of the United States any longer possess the capacity to avoid these dark prospects. They are being swept along by forces they mostly do not understand, and most are unwilling to give up on the comfortable almost-religious myths of enforceable Constitutional rights and a benevolent national government. The world’s hope of avoiding global tyranny now lies in the rapid advance of nations such as China, Russia, India, and Brazil to counterbalance America. Europe, an obvious possible candidate to oppose America’s more dangerous and obtuse efforts, appears in recent decades to have fallen completely under America’s direction in so many areas where it once showed independence, an increasing number having been bribed or seduced or threatened to join NATO and unwilling to use the limited international agencies we have, such as the United Nations, to oppose America’s disturbing tendencies.

O IMPÉRIO CONTRA-ATACA :

Information Clearing House - Mike Whitney - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
EUA arma cilada política à Rússia: se invadir Ucrânia, vira vilão global, daí alvo de sanções.
Clearly, Putin doesn’t want to continue shouldering the burden by himself, which is why he made the statement to begin with. The new coup government has repeatedly missed deadlines for payment on its gas supplies. Some believe they have deliberately stopped paying so Putin will cut off the gas thus opening himself up to harsh criticism the western media. Whether it’s true or not is impossible to know, but so far, Washington has had little success selling the idea that Putin is “the new Hitler”. The US is still viewed as the country that poses the greatest threat to world peace, while the Russian president is widely admired as a sober and restrained leader.
However, that could change quickly if Putin sends troops to defend protestors in Donetsk and Lugansk. Even so, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday that if the coup government uses force on the protestors who have seized government buildings then Russia will not participate in the upcoming four-party talks on the crisis. Lavrov added that “the acute political crisis in Ukraine in general and in its south-eastern regions in particular was caused by the present Kiev authorities’ failure to take into account the legitimate needs and interests of the Russian and Russian-speaking population.” On Sunday, Ukrainian imposter-President Oleksandr Turchynov announced a plan to launch a “large-scale anti-terrorist operation” in Donetsk and Lugansk to avoid a “repeat the Crimean scenario in Ukraine’s east.” The operation will involve “military forces, anti-terrorist forces and law enforcement of Ukraine” and is scheduled to begin at 9 AM yesterday morning. It’s clear, that Turchynov is trying to lure Russia into a fight, just as it’s clear that the president would not have approved the crackdown without a green light from Washington. Putin will not allow Russian-speaking people to be killed in Ukraine, that’s the red line the junta government must not cross if they want to avoid a confrontation with Russia. Unfortunately, Washington wants Russia to invade so it can put its “proxy war” plan into motion. 

15 abril 2014

A REAÇÃO DOS POVOS :

YouTube VIDEO - R.T. News - Apr 2014 - clique aqui.
"Na Ucrânia, referendo deixou EUA aturdido, perdeu controle, calculou mal a vontade do povo".
US confirms CIA chief paid a covert visit to Kiev. This sparked speculation US is helping coordinate activists in eastern Ukraine. For more on this we are joined by former MI5 agent Annie Machon

14 abril 2014

A HEGEMONIA SOBRE TODA A TERRA :

YouTube VIDEO - Storm Clouds Gathering - Apr 2014 - clik 1 - clik 2.
EUA usando redes sociais para derrubar governos e manipular opinião pública dos países.
In 2011 it came to light that the U.S. military had developed a 'sock puppet' software for creating and managing fake online identities. These sock puppet accounts were to be used to spread propaganda on social media sites, forums and blogs. The software which was described as an "online persona management service" allows one soldier to control up to 10 separate identities based all over the world. When this program was exposed the U.S. government claimed that the program was never used on English speaking audiences. Considering that these are the same people who swore up and down that the NSA surveillance program never targeted U.S. citizens, we can take that with a grain of salt, but it's worth noting that they explicitly acknowledged in their statement that the program was intended for covert operations in foreign countries. 

A leaked document recently made public by Glenn Greenwald showed that the UK's GCHQ has been running a similar program through a unit called the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (or JTRIG). According to the documents, JTRIG relies on two primary tactics: (1) the injection of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) the use of social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism towards desired outcomes. Among the methods promoted in the document were "false flag operations" (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), posting “negative information” on various forums, luring targets into sexual encounters to destroy their reputations (honey-traps), sending emails and text messages to the target's friends, neighbors and coworkers, and “crafting messaging campaigns to go ‘viral’."

SUBJUGANDO O POVO AMERICANO :

Press TV - Telegraph, UK - Apr 2014 - clik1 - clik 2
"EUA não é democracia, é uma oligarquia", diz estudo científico.
"Sistema político serve aos lobbies, não aos eleitores".
A influencia do povo é minúscula, insignificante.
Pesquisadores são da Universidade de Princeton.
A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the US is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt, so that the answer to the study’s opening question, "Who governs? Who really rules?" in this country, is: "Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association, and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But, ..." and then they go on to say, it's not true, and that, "America's claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened" by the findings in this, the first-ever comprehensive scientific study of the subject, which shows that there is instead "the nearly total failure of 'median voter' and other Majoritarian Electoral Democracy theories [of America]. 
When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy." To put it short: The United States is no democracy, but actually an oligarchy. The authors of this historically important study are Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page, and their article is titled "Testing Theories of American Politics." The authors clarify that the data available are probably under-representing the actual extent of control of the US by the super-rich: Economic Elite Domination theories do rather well in our analysis, even though our findings probably understate the political influence of elites. Our measure of the preferences of wealthy or elite Americans – though useful, and the best we could generate for a large set of policy cases – is probably less consistent with the relevant preferences than are our measures of the views of ordinary citizens or the alignments of engaged interest groups. Yet we found substantial estimated effects even when using this imperfect measure. The real-world impact of elites upon public policy may be still greater. Nonetheless, this is the first-ever scientific study of the question of whether the US is a democracy. "Until recently it has not been possible to test these contrasting theoretical predictions [that US policymaking operates as a democracy, versus as an oligarchy, versus as some mixture of the two] against each other within a single statistical model. 
This paper reports on an effort to do so, using a unique data set that includes measures of the key variables for 1,779 policy issues." That’s an enormous number of policy-issues studied. What the authors are able to find, despite the deficiencies of the data, is important: the first-ever scientific analysis of whether the US is a democracy, or is instead an oligarchy, or some combination of the two. The clear finding is that the US is an oligarchy, no democratic country, at all. American democracy is a sham, no matter how much it's pumped by the oligarchs who run the country (and who control the nation's "news" media). The US, in other words, is basically similar to other dubious "electoral" "democratic" countries. We weren't formerly, but we clearly are now. Today, after this exhaustive analysis of the data, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” That's it, in a nutshell.