The Lie Machine

The Lie Machine

I have come to the conclusion that the West is a vast lie machine for the secret agendas of vested interests. Consider, for example, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnership.

These so-called “partnerships” are in fact vehicles by which US corporations make themselves immune to the sovereign laws of foreign countries in which they do business. A sovereign country that attempts to enforce its laws against an American corporation can be sued by the corporation for “restraint of trade.” For example, if Monsanto wants to sell GMO seeds in France or US corporations wish to sell genetically-modified foods in France, and France enforces its laws against GMOs, the Transatlantic Trade Partnership allows France to be sued in jurisdictions outside the courts of France for “restraint of trade.” In other words, preventing the entry into France of a prohibited product constitutes restraint of trade.

This is the reason that the US has insisted that the Transatlantic and Transpacific Partnerships be totally secretive and negotiated outside the democratic process. Not even the US Congress has been permitted knowledge of the negotiations.

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Washington is trying to command the banks of Europe

Washington is trying to command the banks of EuropeIf not every week, so every month the world’s media have reported that U.S. authorities have fined another European bank. Most of the victims — renowned banks. Barclays type orHSBC of the City of London. This is a brand new trend in the banking world, which clearly defines the end of the last decade. What lies behind it?

Extraterritorial laws — the basis of the global banking dictate the United States. And before it happened that the banks fined or otherwise sanctioned by the central banks, tax authorities, other government departments and organizations. But to punish only «their», those who passed in the column of «residence.» «Non-residents», ie, Foreign banks no one, including the U.S. government, do not touch him. Around since 2009, Washington has picked up foreign (primarily European) banks have convicted them of violating any U.S. laws. And demanding payment for these violations multimillion-dollar fines to the Treasury United States.

Since the end of the last century, the United States began to actively make laws having extraterritorial actions not only. That is, their performance became mandatory for citizens and companies in the U.S., but also in other countries. This, above all, the various acts establishing a regime of economic and other sanctions against individual countries in the world. Next, the so-called Patriot Act, which was passed hastily after the events of 11.09.2001. Officially, he was declared a tool in the fight against terrorism both within the U.S. and globally. In the list of extraterritorial laws and various regulations aimed at combating drug trafficking, organized crime, corruption, and tax evasion in the U.S. Treasury, money «dirty» money, etc. Originally extraterritorial laws were aimed at non-resident categories such as individual citizens of other states and foreign trade companies (eg, companies that trade with the countries included in the «black list» of Washington).

For foreign banks, the first large-scale sanctions against Washington began to apply them in the middle of the last decade. They concerned the fact that at the direction of the U.S. government the largest U.S. banks, which ensured dollar bills in foreign banks began to close correspondent accounts of the past. Was dealing with the banks, which were known to or suspected of illegal activities, including money laundering «dirty» money, financing of terrorism, etc. It is noteworthy that especially many were closed correspondent accounts of Russian banks. No specific facts of the Russian banks in illegal operations, U.S. banks and the U.S. government did not show. The reason for closing the corresponding accounts were only a «suspicion» and «fear.» However, U.S. officials have long been used to treat without the necessary facts and evidence. According to the then President of the Association of Regional Banks «Russia» Alexander Murichev, only for the period from spring 2004 to spring 2005 were closed U.S. correspondent accounts of about 300 Russian banks.

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Obama Most Militaristic President US Has Ever Seen

Barak Obama placed Russia second on the list of new global dangers, with ISIS coming in third. What kind of rhetoric is that and why would the US President opt to revive the Cold War customs? Radio VR is discussing the subject with US historian and author William Blum and US political analyst Paul Craig Roberts.

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The European Union and the Trade War with Russia (II)

Which EU countries could suffer the most from a retaliatory blow by Russia?

In speaking of the economic war started by the West against Russia, it has been pointed out that on the European front of this war, new disproportions leading to a significant asymmetry are inevitably emerging within the European Union. Only the foreign trade ‘heavyweights’ represented by a small group of European countries could inflict serious damage on Russia. The backbone of this group is made up of Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Italy. But a Russian retaliation would cause, and is already starting to cause, the greatest damage to other EU member countries… In order to determine which countries could become the main victims of a trade war, let us turn to Tables 4 and 5. They show the importance of trade with Russia for individual EU countries.

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The European Union and the Trade War with Russia (I)

The issue of the trade and economic war between the West and Russia instigated by Washington has intensified in recent days. The United States is unable to conduct a trade and economic war against Russia by itself, since trade volumes between Russia and America are relatively modest. In 2013, US imports from Russia amounted to $11.2 billion, while exports from the US to Russia amounted to $16.5 billion. Accordingly, America’s share of Russian exports last year was 2.5 per cent, and its share of imports was 6.0 per cent. In 2013, the US ranked just 20th on the list of Russia’s trade partners.

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