Congresswoman Tulsi GABBARD met Donald Trump: End US Wars of Intervention; The Nation 30.11.2016

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Martin Zeis, 02.12.2016

US-Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard was recently re-elected to serve a third term in the US House of Representatives, where she represents Hawaiʻi’s 2nd Congressional District. She has been a leading progressive advocate for ending US-led regime change wars of intervention, and has introduced legislation to end the counterproductive regime change war in Syria. (quoted from The Nation)

It is doubtful that president-elect* Trump will list her as Secretary of State at the recommendation of Robert Parry (see: Robert PARRY: Is Trump Setting up an Eathquake in US Foreign Policy With Tulsi Gabbard? – Tulsi Gabbard would certainly be the right person for it: URL: https://consortiumnews.com/2016/11/21/trumps-tulsi-gabbard-factor ).

* provided that 270 Electors are voting him on Dec 19, 2016.

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The Nation, 30.11.2016  —  https://www.thenation.com/article/giving-voice-to-millions-of-americans-end-us-wars-of-intervention

 

Giving Voice to Millions of Americans: End US Wars of Intervention

I felt it was critical to meet with Donald Trump now, before warmongering neocons convince him to escalate the Syrian conflict.

 

By Tulsi Gabbard

 

I recently met with President-elect Donald Trump to give voice to the millions of Americans, including my fellow veterans, who desperately want to end our country’s illegal, counterproductive war to overthrow the Syrian government. We had an hour-long, meaningful, back-and-forth discussion about the problems with current US policy in Syria and where to go from here.

 

I felt it critical to meet with him now, before warmongering neocons convince him to escalate this war that has already taken more than 400,000 lives and left millions of Syrians homeless and in search of safety for themselves and their families.

 

I conveyed to the president-elect how the post-9/11 neocon agenda of interventionism and regime change has left US foreign policy absurdly disconnected from our actual security interests. Our actions to overthrow secular dictators in Iraq and Libya, and attempts now to do the same in Syria, have resulted in tremendous loss of life, failed nations, and even worse humanitarian crises while strengthening the very terrorist organizations that have declared war on America.

 

Since 2011, the United States—working with Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, and Turkey—has been providing support to “rebel groups” fighting to overthrow the government and take over Syria. A recent New York Times article reported that these “rebel groups” supported by the United States “have entered into battlefield alliances with the affiliate of Al Qaeda in Syria, formerly known as Al Nusra.” How the United States can work hand-in-hand with the very terrorist organization that is responsible for the killing of 3,000 Americans on 9/11 boggles my mind and curdles my blood.

 

This absurd alliance has allowed terrorist groups like Al Qaeda to establish strongholds throughout Syria, including in Aleppo, where they are now using the civilian population as human shields and their deaths as propaganda tools.

 

Additionally, escalating this regime-change war by implementing a “no-fly/safe zone” in Syria would not only be ineffective, it would put the United States in direct military confrontation with nuclear-power Russia, require tens of thousands of ground troops and a massive US air presence, and commit us to yet another endless war in the Middle East that does not serve American or Syrian interests.

 

In short, even if the US-Saudi alliance were successful in overthrowing the Syrian government, we would be saddled with the responsibility of building a new nation in Syria. Trillions of US taxpayer dollars, and who knows how many American lives, will be lost, and there will be little to show for it. As was true in Iraq and Libya, the United States has no credible government or leader able to bring order, security, and freedom to the people of Syria if Assad is overthrown. To maintain order after Assad’s fall would require at least 500,000 troops in a never-ending occupation.

 

The most likely outcome of this regime-change war is that it will open the door for ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other terrorist groups who are the most powerful fighting forces on the ground, to take over all of Syria, amass powerful weapons (many of which will have been provided to them by the United States), and pose a far worse threat to the Syrian people, religious minorities, and to the world.

 

The crux of my advice to President-elect Trump was this: We must end this ill-conceived, counterproductive regime-change war immediately. We must focus our precious resources on investing in and rebuilding our own country and on defeating Al Qaeda, ISIS, and other terrorist groups that pose a threat to the American people.

 

 

 

 

Norbert HÄRING: Der Krieg gegen das Bargeld eskaliert, NDS-Interview 02.12.2016

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Interview von Jens WERNICKE mit Norbert HÄRING
NDS, 2.12.2016 — www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=36082

Der Krieg gegen das Bargeld eskaliert

„… Norbert Häring, (…) argumentiert, von der Öffentlichkeit weitgehend unbeobachtet ebneten die Eliten mehr und mehr den „Weg in die totale Kontrolle“, an dessen Ende die Bürger ihre soziale Existenz nur noch sicherstellen könnten, wenn die Zustimmung der Mächtigen hierzu besteht.“ (vgl. http://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=32030 )

Herr Häring, in Ihrem inzwischen sehr populären Blog sprechen Sie von einer „neuen Runde im Krieg gegen das Bargeld“. Was ist geschehen?

Die Zeitungen sind aktuell voll von Artikeln über Banken, die Geld für Bargeldauszahlungen verlangen, von Bild bis FAZ und auch in Österreich. Dabei wird um Verständnis geworben und teilweise sogar mit falschen Behauptungen operiert. Ein wichtiges Gerichtsurteil, das dieses Tun der Banken eng begrenzt, wird gar nicht erst erwähnt.
In Indien überfallen Regierung und Notenbank ihre Bürger über Nacht mit einem Verbot der Nutzung des größten Teils ihres Bargeldes und fügen der Wirtschaft damit schweren Schaden zu.
Die Notenbanken entwerfen öffentlich Pläne, Bargeld durch Förderung digitaler Bezahlverfahren zurückzudrängen und kümmern sich dabei ausdrücklich nicht darum, was die Bürger wollen.
Und die Bundesbank, die bisher zumindest verbal gegengehalten hatte, macht jetzt auch mit und sagt nichts Kritisches mehr.

Das sind alles ziemlich verschiedene Dinge und Weltgegenden. Meinen Sie wirklich, das hätte etwas miteinander zu tun?

Natürlich. Das ist Teil einer globalen Kampagne. Die Notenbanker stimmen sich über die Bank für Internationalen Zahlungsausgleich und andere Foren intensiv international ab. Gerade hat eine Arbeitsgruppe der BIZ einen Bericht herausgebracht, in dem die Förderung digitaler Bezahlverfahren zu Lasten des Bargelds propagiert wird. Vorteile und Nachteile der Bargeldverdrängung werden nur aus Sicht der Finanzbranche behandelt. Für die Bürger sehen die Notenbanker nur Vorteile.
Die Bundesbank war in der Arbeitsgruppe gut vertreten. Raghuram Rajan, der bis vor kurzem noch Notenbankchef in Indien war, ist jetzt Vizechef der BIZ und Mitglied in der sogenannten Group of Thirty, in der sich die internationale Großbankenlobby und Notenbanker hinter verschlossenen Türen abstimmen. Letzteres gilt auch für die prominentesten Vorkämpfer der Bargeldabschaffung, wie Larry Summers, Ken Rogoff und Mario Draghi.

Sie wittern also eine internationale Verschwörung … der Finanzeliten? Welches Ziel verfolgen diese hierbei und inwiefern ist das von Interesse für Sie und mich?

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HÄRING-NDS-Interview-zu-Bargeldabschaffung161202.pdf

Hybrid Wars 8. In The Horn Of Africa (IIB) | Oriental Review

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

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Andrew Korybko is the American political commentator currently working for the Sputnik agency. He is the author of the monograph “Hybrid Wars: The Indirect Adaptive Approach To Regime Change” (2015). This text will be included into his forthcoming book on the theory of Hybrid Warfare.

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01.12.2016: Eribon: »Die Linke ist schuld am Aufstieg der Rechten« (neues-deutschland.de)

Das Erscheinen des Buchs »Rückkehr nach Reims« löste in der Linken große Debatten über ihr Verhältnis zur Arbeiterklasse aus. Wie kann sie wieder repräsentiert werden? Wie verhalten sich feministische Kämpfe dazu?

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EU may fall apart due to failed neo-liberal policies – Noam Chomsky to RT, 30.11.2016

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Martin Zeis, 01.12.2016

Dear all,

based on a comparative monetary study almost 200 non-mainstream economists published an Open Letter year-end 1998 warning/demonstrating that a single currency established in the EU without a electorate-approved (per national refererendum held in every member-state) common political structure enabling mechanisms of financial compensation is foredoomed to fail.

In Germany these voices were mainly ignored resp. ridiculed – particularly by the Keynesians. At that time simliar doubts/warnings were expressed in Suisse/GB/US by independent investment-guys like Egon von Greyerz, libertarians like Ron Paul or ruthless gamblers like Soros …

Almost too late Noam Chomsky outlines the economic and political results of this EU-direction …

Greets,
Martin Zeis

RT, 30.11.2016 — https://www.rt.com/news/368761-chomsky-eu-collapse-trump

‚Tragic development’: EU may fall apart due to failed neo-liberal policies – Noam Chomsky to RT

The surge in right-wing and anti-establishment sentiments as a result of failed neo-liberal policies in Europe is likely to lead to collapse of the EU in “a tragic development,” prominent American linguist, scholar and activist Noam Chomsky told RT.

France’s right-wing presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, who is rooting for a referendum regarding France’s membership in the EU, stands a good chance of winning the elections and thus likely initiating the so-called Frexit, Chomsky said in an interview with RT on Wednesday. (see: YouTube-Video, 3:42 min — URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLCLhbDiWLw )

“I don’t think Germany would initiate it [the collapse of the EU] because they are beneficiaries of the union,” Chomsky said.

“If the union falls apart, I think it would be a tragic development,” he added.

Chomsky said that failed “neo-liberal policies of the past generation” influenced such a significant rise in popularity of the right-wing parties.

“These programs were designed in such a way so that they would lead to stagnation and even decline for a large part, actually, majority of the population. They also severely undermined democracy, which is even more true in Europe than in the US,” he said.

“The result of these processes is that people are angry, disillusioned, their hopes for the future have collapsed,” Chomsky said.

While lauding the European integration as one of the “great achievements of the post-WWII period,” Chomsky said it has become practically dysfunctional.

“The establishment of a single currency without the proper political structure is a recipe for disaster,” he said.

There are “no mechanisms for the rich sectors to assist the poor sectors in times of difficulty” in the EU, Chomsky continued, speaking of the underlying reasons for such a development.

There’s a “rigid structure” in the European countries such as Greece or Italy that do not have “control over their currencies” and there is “no compensatory system that exists in the federal structure like in the United States,” Chomsky said.

“In Europe, whoever is elected, no matter where they are in the political spectrum, the policies are going to be the same, because they are not determined by the policies in their countries,” Chomsky said, citing the Wall Street Journal, adding that the polices all go back to “unelected bureaucracies” and there’s no way for a EU country to act in its own interest.

According to Chomsky, the agenda of such groups as Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis’s DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement 2025), which seeks to preserve the EU by overcoming problems within it, is a “more constructive approach.”

He also discussed the agenda of US President-elect Donald Trump, who has been dubbed an “anti-establishment” candidate – the idea Chomsky doesn’t agree with.

“Take a look at Trump and who he has appointed for the cabinet. Secretary of Treasury, most important position, determines what happens in the economy, is he anti-establishment? He comes from Goldman Sachs,” Chomsky pointed out.

Stock values in financial institutions that “escalated to the sky” when Trump was elected also “show how anti-establishment he is,” Chomsky said.

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