Trump ‘offers large sums’ for exclusive US access to coronavirus vaccine
The Trump administration has offered a German medical company “large sums of money” for exclusive access to a Covid-19 vaccine, German media have reported.
The German government is trying to fight off what it sees as an aggressive takeover bid by the US, the broadsheet Die Welt reports, citing German government circles.
The US president had offered the Tübingen-based biopharmaceutical company CureVac “large sums of money” to gain exclusive access to their work, wrote Die Welt.
According to an anonymous source quoted in the newspaper, Trump was doing everything to secure a vaccine against the coronavirus for the US, “but for the US only”.
The German government was reportedly offering its own financial incentives for the vaccine to stay in the country.
The German health minister Jens Spahn said that a takeover of the CureVac company by the Trump administration was “off the table”. CureVac would only develop vaccine “for the whole world”, Spahn said, “not for individual countries”.
Earlier, when approached about the report by the Guardian, the German health ministry would only confirm the accuracy of the quotes attributed to one of its spokespersons in the article.
“The federal government is very interested in vaccines and antiviral agents against the novel coronavirus being developed in Germany and Europe,” the spokesperson quoted in the original article had said. “In this regard the government is in an intensive exchange with the company CureVac.”
The German health ministry spokesperson declined the opportunity to correct any inaccuracies in Die Welt’s account.
With its headquarters in the south-western German city of Tübingen, CureVac also has sites in Frankfurt and Boston in the US. Linked with the German health ministry, it works closely with the Paul Ehrlich Institute, a research institution and medical regulatory body that is subordinate to the German health ministry.
On 11 March, CureVac released a statement that its CEO, the US citizen Daniel Menichella, was unexpectedly leaving the firm and would be replaced by the company’s founder, Ingmar Hoerr.
At the start of the month, Menichella was invited to the White House in Washington to discuss strategy for the rapid development and production of a coronavirus vaccine with Trump, the vice-president, Mike Pence, and members of the White House coronavirus task force.
The White House has been contacted for comment.
Additional reporting by Oliver Laughland
Unfortunately we will start seeing more of this. Many people cannot cope with the scenario’s we may have to endure and they are afraid of facing them.
We all have to stick together and help one another during this difficult time. Although we should be careful of too much personal interaction that doesn’t mean that we can’t reach out to one another in times of need.
Seven family members fatally shot in North Carolina
March 16, 2020, 12:05 PM CDT
Seven members of a family were fatally shot over the weekend in North Carolina, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.
The suspect is among the dead, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Lt. Sara Pack told NBC News.
Pack said the incident is a suspected murder-suicide but authorities are still investigating a possible motive. It occurred in Moncure, about 30 miles southwest of Raleigh.
Those familiar with the area describe it as “a quiet, close-knit community where violence is out of the norm,” the sheriff’s office said.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a “shots fired” call shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. The seven people were found shot at multiple homes on the same property, Pack said.
The deceased, including the suspected shooter, have been identified as: Jeanie Ray, 67, Helen Mason, 93, Ellis Mansfield, 73, Lisa Mansfield, 54, John Paul Sanderford, 41, Nicole Sanderford, 39, and Larry Ray, 66.
“To lose any family member is devastating, but to lose several at once to unexpected violence is unimaginable,” Sheriff Mike Roberson said in a statement. “There are no words to describe the sense of loss we feel as a community in the wake of this terrible event.”
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741 or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for additional resources.
A new country called Asgardia, named after Norse mythology’s city in the skies, could be the first nation ever created in space. The hope is to embark on a mission to mine asteroids and defend Earth from dangerous meteorites, space debris, and other threats.
That is, if everything goes according to an uncertain, open-ended, and audacious plan put forth by its founders.
The group behind the Asgardia project includes space experts based out of Canada, Romania, Russia, and the United States, and they announced their sovereign ambitions from a press conference in Paris on Wednesday.
Their core concept is to launch a robotic satellite within the next 18 months (60 years after Russia launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite), then eventually follow up with a permanent space station “where people can live, work, and have their own rules and regulations,” one founding member told Business Insider.
The hope? To “democratize space,” they say.
Ultimately, the organizers envision Asgardians building “a state-of-the-art protective shield for all humankind from cosmic manmade and natural threats to life on earth such as space debris, coronal mass ejections and asteroid collisions,” according to an emailed press release.
“We must leave [Earth] because it’s very much in the nature of humanity,” Ram Jakhu, the director of McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law and an Asgardia project founding member, told Business Insider in a phone interview before Wednesday’s press conference.
“Humanity left Africa and covered the whole globe. The resources of Earth will be depleted,” he said. “Third, I would say, we have a wish to go where nobody has gone before.”
Who is behind Asgardia?
Timothy Wild, a spokesperson for the consortium, would not disclose which researchers or other experts are currently aligned with the project, nor how many, during our call.
But we count at least five so far, according to materials shared by the publicity company that Wild works for:
- Igor Ashurbeyli — founder of the Aerospace International Research Center (AIRC) in Russia and the new chairman of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) “science of space” committee
- David Alexander — director of Rice University’s Space Institute
- Ram Jakhu — director of the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University
- Joseph N. Pelton — director of the Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute (SACRI) at George Washington University
- Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu — a Romanian cosmonaut
Wild noted that the project is in its “early stages” and is hoping the initial publicity will attract engineers, scientists, and other talent.
“What we’re doing now is a call to arms, so we want to widen the net,” he said.
In addition to experts, Asgardia is calling on you to join its ranks.
“[T]he site will allow the first 100,000 people to register to become citizens of Asgardia alongside their nationality on [E]arth,” the release stated.
Asgardia is also crowd-sourcing its flag, insignia, and even national anthem.
How is it funded?
Wild would not disclose the organization’s current funding level, but claimed Ashurbeyli had put forth a substantial amount of money to get the Asgardia project going.
“We’re absolutely confident the satellite will launch within 18 months,” Wild said. “But in terms of absolute numbers [of money], we’re not there yet.” Wild would also not disclose how Asgardia’s founders plan to acquire cash to fund its future efforts.
It will likely need tens of millions of dollars to start out, and later perhaps billions to sustain itself.
Substantial, fist-size satellites called nanosats can be built and launched for roughly millions of dollars. But sending up larger objects requires more powerful and expensive launchers.
Right now, one of the cheapest rides into orbit a couple of hundred miles above Earth is a Falcon 9 rocket, and SpaceX charges roughly $60 to $65 million for the whole ride (some companies will share payload space and split the cost).
Meanwhile, it took 18 nations and about $100 billion to build and operate the International Space Station (ISS).
Can you actually form a new nation in space?
An image of Asgardia’s symbol featured on the supposed nation’s website. Asgardia.space
In an emailed press release, Ashurbeyli said that “Asgardia is a fully-fledged and independent nation, and a future member of the United Nations — with all the attributes this status entails.”
However, according to current international space law, the country that launches an object into space is responsible for it, including any damage it causes to denizens of Earth.
“The project is creating a new framework for ownership and nationhood in space, which will adapt current outer space laws governing responsibility, private ownership and enterprise so they are fit for purpose in the new era of space exploration,” the organization said in its emailed release. “By creating a new Space Nation, private enterprise, innovation and the further development of space technology to support humanity will flourish free from the tight restrictions of state control that currently exist.”
How would that be different from the ISS?
“The ISS is a joint venture. There’s no entity called ‘ISS,'” Jakhu said. “It’s just one facility, parts of which are controlled by different nations. It’s more or less a condo.”
And when asked about the laws behind forging a country on a yet-to-be-launched space station, Jakhu acknowledged the challenge, but he seemed optimistic.
“We have not seen any nation attempt this before. So this will be a first,” he said. “We’ll start small and eventually people will be going there, and working, and having their own rules and regulations … This facility will become an independent nation.”
Business Insider contacted the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) for clarification on whether or not current space laws would permit a new country to declare itself in space — from the ground, with an uncrewed satellite, or even with people aboard a space station. We also asked the organization how (if it’s not yet permitted) a new nation like Asgardia might need to change space law to form itself.
UNOOSA representatives did not immediately respond to our query.
How will Asgardia get built?
While painting an ambitious vision of a peaceful future in space, Asgardia is curiously quiet on the specifics.
Business Insider pressed its representatives for details about timelines, funding, satellite and space station designs, launch vehicles, personnel, and more, but Asgardia declined to provide that information.
“At this point we’re trying not to give too much technical detail away,” Wild said. “We have some ideas, but it’s not at the level of understanding to put into the public domain … [W]e’re taking a measured approach. We’re explaining what we want to do now and not jumping the gun on too many details.”
Jakhu and Asgardia’s organizers expect to draw plenty of critics, including analogies to the fizzling Mars One project — an effort that continues to claim it will set down astronauts that it has recruited on the red planet, though multiple investigations suggest it lacks the funding, manpower, and expertise to pull off the feat.
However, Jakhu and Wild pointed out that trying to form the first space nation a couple hundred miles above Earth is a lot different than trying to colonize Mars, as Elon Musk of SpaceX and Mars One intend.
“I’m sure people will ridicule [Asgardia], but I’m not worried. Anyone who tries out-of-the-box things is initially ridiculed,” Jakhu said. “Everything that’s amazing starts with a crazy idea. After awhile science fiction becomes science fact, and this is an idea which is just being initiated.
Asked if Jakhu would live in Asgardia, he responded, “why not?”
“I think it’d be less risky than going to Mars,” he said. “And you could more easily come back to Earth if you didn’t like it.”
Because of the nature of the Beasts which we are dealing with in regards to the “War on Drugs” in general, but additionally because the Beasts are taking control of plants, food, medications and plant medicines worldwide at will, I feel it is imperative that we confront this issue now.
WHILE READING THIS KEEP IN MIND THAT THE U.S. HAS HAD A PATENT ON MARIJUANA SINCE 2003: #6,630,507 October 7, 2003 Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants.
This control is being achieved thru the United Nations which officially began on October 24, 1945, with the victors of World War II — China, the U.S.S.R., France, United Kingdom, and the United States — ratified the U.N. charter, creating the U.N. Security Council and establishing themselves as its five permanent members with the unique ability to veto resolutions. This ability keeps them in control of the U.N.
To date More than six in ten Americans have a favorable opinion of the U.N. as reported on the “Better World Campaign” website which is the funding source for the U.N.
The U.N. 1961 convention on narcotic drugs essentially set into motion the drug war as we know it today.
The United Nations Conference to consider amendments to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, met at the United Nations Office at Geneva Switzerland from 6 to 24 March 1972. 97 States were represented.
On November 7, 1972 President Richard Nixon was re-elected to office. It was on his watch that the amendments to the U.N. were enacted with an establishment of a “United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control.”
They readily admit that many of the drugs included have a useful and legitimate medical purpose and are necessary to maintain the health and general welfare of the American people.
The term ”addict” means any individual who habitually uses any narcotic drug. Who will determine when a narcotic has become habitual? The “Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 .
“The Parties, recognizing the competence of the United Nations with respect to the international control of drugs, agree to entrust to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs of the Economic and Social Council, and to the International Narcotics Control Board, the functions respectively assigned to them under this Convention.”
The “Parties shall maintain a Special administration for the purpose of applying the Provisions of this Convention.” in the U.S. this was the Drug Enforcement Administration or DEA.
Article 28 control of cannabis states that if a party permits cultivation that the system of control is the same as for opium poppy in article 23 which requires licensing by the “agency” which in the case of the U.S. would be the DEA. The number of acres planted and harvested must be recorded and “the agency must purchase and take physical possession of” it. The agency has exclusive rights to importing, exporting, and wholesale trading. It is also subject to limitations on production.
This is total control of the plant by the U.N. and effectively eliminates any chance of personal growing.
Natural growing plants which are included in Schedule 1 are marijuana, mescaline (peyote), psilocybin, and Khat. Other drugs are also included in this list.
More common opiates such as hydrocodone are included in Schedule II. These are regulated and handed out at the will of the government thru the medical industrial complex. How many people have been refused a prescription for Valium or Xanax in the past year because of a positive drug screening for Marijuana? How many people who do not consume Marijuana have been cut off as well because the DEA has, for all practical purposes, threatened the physician’s livelihood thru Statutes and “Bills” which have cut people off from their medications with no warning in the past year or two?
Title 21 states that the rules shall not apply to the cultivation of cannabis/hemp plant for industrial purposes only – however, it also does not say that hemp may be used for medicine without restriction.
Article 33 states that the parties shall not permit the possession of drugs without legal authority.
In the 1972 Protocol Amending The Single Convention On Narcotic Drugs 1961 Article 49 states that:
f) The use of Cannabis for other than medical and scientific purposes must be discontinued as soon as possible but in any case within twenty-five years from the coming into force of this Convention as provided in paragraph 1 of article 41.
1972 + 25 = 1997
Ironically enough the first medical cannabis law was enacted by California in 1996 – just in time to meet the 25 year deadline for ending all use of cannabis except for medical and scientific purposes…
Proposition 215, or the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, is a California law allowing the use of medical cannabis despite marijuana’s lack of the normal Food and Drug Administration testing for safety and efficacy. It was enacted, on November 5, 1996, by means of the initiative process, and passed with 5,382,915 (55.6%) votes in favor and 4,301,960 (44.4%) against.
As I stated previously, in the U.S. the governing agency would be the DEA and on July 1, 1973 this agency officially came into existence in accordance with the U.N. Treaties which the U.S. government created and implemented. THE DEA HAS AN Annual Budget of $2.4 billion.
THE DEA Controlled Substances Act, TITLE 21 – FOOD AND DRUGS, CHAPTER 13 – DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL EFFECTIVE Oct. 27, 1970, SUBCHAPTER I – CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT,
“(1) If control is required by United States obligations under international treaties, conventions, or protocols in effect on October 27, 1970, the Attorney General shall issue an order controlling such drug under the schedule he deems most appropriate to carry out such obligations, without regard to the findings required by subsection (a) of this section or section 812(b) of this title and without regard to the procedures prescribed by subsections (a) and (b) of this section.”
Meaning, it does not matter what the U.S. Citizens (or any other country for that matter) has to say about Cannabis or any other drug or plant on the list of U.N. control we are bound by the U.N. Treaty first and foremost, which was set into place by our own government.
“In 1986, the Reagan Administration began recommending a drug testing program for employers as part of the War on Drugs program. In 1988, Drug Free Workplace regulations required that any company with a contract over $25,000 with the Federal government provide a Drug-Free Workplace. This program must include drug testing.”
Manfred Donike, in 1966, the German biochemist demonstrated that an Agilent (then Hewlett-Packard) gas chromatograph could be used to detect anabolic steroids and other prohibited substances in athletes’ urine samples. Donike began the first full-scale testing of athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, using eight HP gas chromatographs linked to an HP computer.
YEP, HP IS HEWLETT PACKARD…His method reduced the screening process from 15 steps to three, and was considered so scientifically accurate that no outside challenges to his findings were allowed.
HP has laboratories around the globe in three major locations, one of which happens to be in Israel. Late Republican Senator Jesse Helms used to call Israel “America’s aircraft carrier in the Middle East”, when explaining why the United States viewed Israel as such a strategic ally, saying that the military foothold in the region offered by the Jewish State alone justified the military aid that the United States grants Israel every year.
Most everybody thinks that the Cannabis issue is a U.S. issue and an issue unto itself, not encompassed within the issue of control of the masses, and at least as far as our own laws/statutes are concerned. “ALL WE NEED TO DO IS GET OUR STATE TO LEGALIZE IT”. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.
We are all rolled up into the UN by virtue of our own Country which used this as a means to control worldwide, the people, without ever having to answer for or take responsibility for it again. Why? Because it is now a UN issue. And WE ARE BOUND by the UN treaties, as one of 5 founding members, who now rule the world.
Welcome to “THE NEW WORLD ORDER”. Yep, it’s been around a long time, we just didn’t notice it in time. Our men had just gone through a horrific war (WWII) and were too beat down and TOO sick to fight again and most likely didn’t even notice or worse yet thought the U.N. was a good thing that would prevent another WWII….. WELL, WELCOME TO WWIII AKA THE “DRUG WAR”.
I don’t care which State you reside in it is NOT legal to possess or use Marijuana in any form or fashion. You are living in an “Illusion.
As long as the U.N. has control over all narcotics in any form, we as a people will not legally be able to grow cannabis or any other plant that they categorize as narcotic.
What they will do for us is to use us like Guinea pigs in a testing environment to accumulate enough information whereby cannabis can be deemed a potentially useful drug from a pharmacological standpoint and then they can turn it over to the pharmaceutical companies to sell to us through commerce as a prescription. This is happening as we speak.
The drug war was created for us, and the prison industrial complex which they set up for control of us is the holding center for the Guinea pigs which are “us”.
They make sure enough of it gets out there that we can continue to use it illegally and they can study it at the same time they are locking us up for doing just that — using and studying marijuana. This in effect creates a double paycheck for them as they are keeping the prisons full and instituting private prisons for commerce and at the same time they are collecting information about the beneficial uses of cannabis thru drug testing patients. As well, those who seek employment or who are already employed with are targeted by random testing, and they collect our medical records for research at the same time the physicians are tagging us as cannabis abusers for reference via the ICD-10 codes used on medical claim forms submitted to the Insurance companies by our doctors’ offices. Essentially anyone who is a marijuana user is rounded up by the legal and medical system. If you use marijuana you cannot hide the fact unless you are part of the drug cartel itself and do not seek employment or medical care anywhere in the U.S. The marijuana cartel remains intact because they are “self-employed”.
Additionally, HIPPA states that In the course of conducting research, researchers may obtain, create, use, and/or disclose individually identifiable health information. Under the (HIPPA) Privacy Rule, covered entities are permitted to use and disclose protected health information for research with individual authorization, or without individual authorization under limited circumstances set forth in the Privacy Rule.
As far as Pharma Drugs are concerned, I must quote from Ms. Cris Ericson of the Vermont Marijuana Party, who stated, “People can no longer afford the pharmaceutical industry. The U.S. Congress votes to give research money to the pharmaceutical companies who invent new prescription drugs by synthesizing natural herbs, and then the pharmaceutical companies claim ownership of the new Rx patent, but it was the taxpayers who paid for the research. The taxpayers, under the patent law which states that “work made for hire, should own 50% of the patent” should rightfully be paid. The pharmaceutical companies not only profit wrongfully, by taking ownership of the patent that the taxpayers paid the research for, but then they take their huge profits and donate millions of dollars to PAC’s political action committees and Super PAC’s and then the PAC’s donate money to the U.S. Congress, so your taxpayer dollars have come full circle, and that looks just like money laundering, because millions of your taxpayer dollars end up in the campaign war chests of the elected officials.”
To that I must add that even if you obtain your medications for a $0 copay, you have paid for them already via taxation of the general public. Even those persons on disability or other government subsidy pay tax every time they make a purchase.
The U.N. Convention and the CSA both state that, “No prescriptions may be written for Schedule I substances, and they are not readily available for clinical use. NOTE: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, marijuana) is still considered a Schedule 1 drug by the DEA, even though some U.S. states have legalized marijuana for personal, recreational use or for medical use. May 4, 2014”
This issue gains even more momentum when you understand that it is not just about cannabis/hemp/marijuana. It also involves all food and plants which are coming under their jurisdiction.
It is entirely possible that just as they can use drug testing to determine what drugs you put into your body they could develop testing to determine what foods you are eating. Imagine being “food tested” to see if you ingested beef or broccoli that was illegal to be in possession of! It seems an exaggeration but entirely within the realm of possibility.
HENCEFORTH, AGENDA 21…
The national focal point in the United States is the Division Chief for Sustainable Development and Multilateral Affairs, Office of Environmental Policy, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
A June 2012 poll of 1,300 United States voters by the American Planning Association found that 9% supported Agenda 21, 6% opposed it, and 85% thought they didn’t have enough information to form an opinion.
The United States is a signatory country to Agenda 21, but because Agenda 21 is a legally non-binding statement of intent and not a treaty, the United States Senate was not required to hold a formal debate or vote on it. It is therefore not considered to be law under Article Six of the United States Constitution. President George H. W. Bush was one of the 178 heads of government who signed the final text of the agreement at the Earth Summit in 1992, and in the same year Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Eliot Engel and William Broomfield spoke in support of United States House of Representatives Concurrent Resolution 353, supporting implementation of Agenda 21 in the United States. In the United States, over 528 cities are members of ICLEI, an international sustainability organization that helps to implement the Agenda 21 and Local Agenda 21 concepts across the world.
During the last decade, opposition to Agenda 21 has increased within the United States at the local, state, and federal levels. The Republican National Committee has adopted a resolution opposing Agenda 21, and the Republican Party platform stated that “We strongly reject the U.N. Agenda 21 as erosive of American sovereignty.” Several state and local governments have considered or passed motions and legislation opposing Agenda 21. Alabama became the first state to prohibit government participation in Agenda 21. Many other states, including Arizona, are drafting, and close to passing legislation to ban Agenda 21.
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was established in 1974 as an intergovernmental body to serve as a forum in the United Nations System for review and follow-up of policies concerning world food security including production and physical and economic access to food. The CFS Bureau and Advisory Group-The Bureau is the executive arm of the CFS . It is made up of a Chairperson and twelve member countries. The Advisory group is made up of representatives from the 5 different categories of CFS Participants. These are: 1 UN agencies and other UN bodies; 2 Civil society and non-governmental organizations particularly organizations representing smallholder family farmers, fisherfolks, herders, landless, urban poor, agricultural and food workers, women, youth, consumers and indigenous people; 3 International agricultural research institutions; 4 International and regional financial institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, regional development banks and the World Trade Organization; 5 Private sector associations and philanthropic foundations.
FREEDOM ADVOCATES OPPOSITION TO AGENDA 21:
“Even the term “sustainable” must be defined, since on the surface it appears to be inherently positive. In reality, Sustainable Development has become a “buzz” term that refers to a political agenda, rather than an objectively sustainable form of development. Specifically, it refers to an initiative of the United Nations (U.N.) called Sustainable Development Agenda 21. Sustainable Development Agenda 21 is a comprehensive statement of a political ideology that is being progressively infused into every level of government in America.”
Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines unalienable as “not alienable; that cannot be alienated; that may not be transferred; as in unalienable rights” and inalienable as “cannot be legally or justly alienated or transferred to another.”
The Declaration of Independence reads:
“That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…”
This means that human beings are imbued with unalienable rights which cannot be altered by law whereas inalienable rights are subject to remaking or revocation in accordance with man-made law. Inalienable rights are subject to changes in the law such as when property rights are given a back seat to emerging environmental law or free speech rights give way to political correctness. In these situations no violation has occurred by way of the application of inalienable rights – a mere change in the law changes the nature of the right. Whereas under the original doctrine of unalienable rights the right to the use and enjoyment of private property cannot be abridged (other than under the doctrine of “nuisance” including pollution of the public water or air or property of another). The policies behind Sustainable Development work to obliterate the recognition of unalienable rights. For instance, Article 29 subsection 3 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights applies the “inalienable rights” concept of human rights:
Read that phrase again, carefully! “Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to purposes and principles of the United Nations.”
It suffices to say that the “war on drugs” is a war on us as a people. It is entwined with the United Nations and agenda 21. It is control of the masses through the illusion of a better world and offers peace and harmony to all people. It sounds really good on the surface until you start analyzing the issues at hand. The problem is that its intent is ultimately to control everything and everybody.
“Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to purposes and principles of the united nation”…there you have it in one sentence, straight out of the horse’s mouth. The new world order is now. If we continue down this path, sooner rather than later we will be told that we can no longer grow our own food, or meat, eggs, cheese, etc. It must be purchased through a reputable source – the grocery stores and the pharmacy so it can be “regulated”.
Our rights to the cannabis/marijuana plant has all but been lost at this point and if we do not do something immediately to regain it and continue passing illegal statutes (by virtue of the U.N.) state to state is not going to hold up in the long run because, first of all, federally it remains illegal and they can squash those legalization antics at any time, and most of all the U.N. owns it. And who owns the U.N.? The United States and five other countries which are china, Russia, France and the U.K.
It seems to me that the placing of these plants (including marijuana, and peyote) into a “U.N. Convention of Narcotic Drugs” was just the first step in their taking total control of all people throughout the world through their access to food and medication, and was and still is a test case to see if it would work in their favor. So far it seems it is working in their favor because we are losing the ability to fight back on a political basis and their guns are bigger than ours.
The fact that for years we have blamed the eradication of marijuana on Harry Anslinger even though the LaGuardia commission refuted his findings and Harry Anslinger himself later admitted his testimony wasn’t true and in fact marijuana was relatively harmless, only proves that the rhetoric remained in place for ulterior motives.
When the 1937 tax act was repealed in 1969 in Timothy Leary v. United States, the Controlled Substance Act of 1970 picked up and took over keeping the plant from us yet again. To this day it remains illegal although individual states within the U.S. are attempting to change that, the fact still remains that legally it is still a schedule 1 at the federal level and since federal law trumps state law we are getting next to nowhere.
The only thing that state legalization does do, is keep the state authorities from prosecuting except within the realm of the individual state statutes. At least we are fighting back and gaining momentum in that we are letting them know how we feel about it! Other than that at any time everything gained could be lost at the whim of the federal government.
If we do not focus on regaining the freedom of cannabis from the U.N. now, not only will it be forever lost to pharma, all of our food, medicines and plants are going right along with it and we will not ever be able to get them back. And if you think the prison industrial complex is a monstrosity now just wait till we are being locked up for growing a tomato or hiding a laying hen in our closet just to have access to an egg. Yes, I believe that it will get that bad in the not so far future.
So if you are not worried about it because you do not smoke marijuana, you might ought to worry about it because your grandkids will still need to eat whether or not they have cannabis as a medication through the pharmaceutical industrial complex. And to top it all off, what happens when you “break the law” by planting food and they find out and take away your right to obtain food much the same way they have taken away our rights to obtain scheduled medications because you tested positive for marijuana? (Don’t worry too much I am sure they will let you “something” to eat!)
We must have access to our own gardens and herbal plants because virtually every “drug” made comes from a plant and both prescription drugs and over the counter medications are at risk and could disappear rapidly. Remember over-the-counter pseudoephedrine? Every time they want to take something out of our hands they make it illegal and claim it is for the greater good. You may very well need to grow your own medicine too because if you do not meet their requirements they won’t let you have any of theirs.
It is a fact that cannabis/hemp is a food and a medicine. By withholding it from us they have effectively made many of us weaker through endocanabinoid deficiency and people are becoming sicker in general from the foods that we ingest as well as the ones that we do not have access to. Our ability to stand up to an enemy of any kind on a physical scale has been dramatically affected by both nutrition and the chemicals we are exposed to in our food and in our air and water as well as required inoculations against various diseases. Our children are having the worse reactions to all this which can be seen by the rise in not only autism but other birth defects as well.
The most important thing to note is that cannabis, food and medicine is something that everyone needs to have access to in various forms for various reasons. If it is only available thru a controlled environment then we will be subjected to probable malnutrition and genocide. Our health has become bad enough already due to corporate food and medicine. We certainly do not need it to get any worse. Is this going to be total population control via food and medicine? I am afraid so.
“People who don’t get enough food often experience and over the long term this can lead to malnutrition. But someone can become malnourished for reasons that have nothing to do with hunger. Even people who have plenty to eat may be malnourished if they don’t eat foods that provide the right nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.”
NOW THAT THE BEAST HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED, WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION TO TAKE?
Probably the best thing we can do right is to demand cannabis sativa and any naturally growing plant removed from United Nations control and the Controlled Substance Act in the U.S.
Additionally, Agenda 21 needs to be eliminated as it stands now. No entity should be allowed total control over plants and food, especially those grown in our own garden.
However, it is a fact that any type of food or medicine created and/or sold by a corporate entity has to be governed. Their entire purpose is to make money and they will do anything to accomplish that including selling us pink slime for meat. That is what should be governed.
The United Nations itself could be modified into an agency that protects the unalienable rights of the people throughout the world. It cannot police the world however. And it cannot rule the people as a government does. For this reason any policing agencies that are international such as Interpol must be eliminated. This would throw the policing back to the people’s own respective countries and the people of those countries will have to police their own governments to ensure that they keep the will of their people as top priority while governing.
Will this mean that war will continue to be a fixture in our world? Yes, of course it does. War always has been and always will be. It is the next closest thing to “God” that exists in that aspect. But if each country’s government has jurisdiction over its own people then the citizens can decide who will be ‘in charge’. If they need help during a crisis then other countries can step in to help where needed at the time and as they choose to do so. If the whole world comes under the rule of one governing body then we would have no control anymore at all. And this is what it seems to be leading up to – one governing body ruling virtually the entire planet with the ‘head’ of that governing body being the five original victors of WWII: the United States, Russia (U.S.S.R), France, China and the U.K.
World War II never really ended, it just changed it course. We have to put an end to this global war against all God’s people and the time is now! If you do not believe in god then you can say we have to put an end to the war against world humanity. It means basically the same thing – at least to me.
Just say no!
NOTES & REFERENCE LINKS:
Leary v. United States, 395 U.S. 6 (1969), is a U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with the constitutionality of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. Timothy Leary, a professor and activist, was arrested for the possession of marijuana in violation of the Marihuana Tax Act. Leary challenged the act on the ground that the act required self-incrimination, which violated the Fifth Amendment. The unanimous opinion of the court was penned by Justice John Marshall Harlan II and declared the Marihuana Tax Act unconstitutional. Thus, Leary’s conviction was overturned. Congress responded shortly thereafter by repealing the Marihuana Tax Act and passing the Controlled Substances Act to continue the prohibition of certain drugs in the United States.
“By 2020, 30 billion connected devices will generate unprecedented amounts of data. The infrastructure required to collect, process, store, and analyze this data requires transformational changes in the foundations of computing. Bottom line: current systems can’t handle where we are headed and we need a new solution. HP has that solution in The Machine. ”
Ban Ki-moon (Hangul: ???; hanja: ???; born 13 June 1944) is a South Korean statesman and politician who is the eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations. Before becoming Secretary-General, Ban was a career diplomat in South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the United Nations.
Titles II and III Of The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act Of 1970 (Pub-Lic Law 91–513) https://legcounsel.house.gov/Comps/91-513.pdf
Arms firms from around the world will descend on East London next week for the 2015 Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition. RT takes a look at this year’s big vendors peddling their wares.
Bob Dylan called them the ‘Masters of War’, while US President Dwight D. Eisenhower famously urged Americans to “guard against” the growing power of the “military-industrial complex.”
In the 21st century, manufacturing death is still a thriving business. With the world’s biggest arms fair taking place in London next week, dozens of weapons companies will descend on the capital to sell their latest tools of destruction.
Global wars have become far more deadly in recent years, despite the overall number of conflicts falling. Wars being fought in Syria, South Sudan, Afghanistan and Iraq are extremely violent partly due to the proliferation of increasingly destructive guns, tanks, fighter jets and drones.
With net sales for 2014 totaling $45.6 billion, US-based Lockheed Martin is the largest arms company in the world. Lockheed received $22 billion in contracts from the US Department of Defense alone in 2014, roughly 9 percent of all contracts awarded by the Pentagon.
Lockheed has weathered several high profile scandals since its founding in 1912. The company was caught bribing Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka in 1976, a revelation which forced his resignation. Last month the company paid $4.7 million to the Justice Department to settle charges it won a lucrative contract by paying a former US Representative-turned-lobbyist with taxpayer funds.
The third largest arms producer in the world, BAE Systems is a FTSE 100 company which posted a £16.6 billion (US$25.6 billion) turnover in 2014 and a £0.75 billion profit. The UK-based firm has military customers in over 100 countries.
BAE came into existence when British Aerospace merged with Marconi Electronic Systems in 1999. The company manufacturers everything from fighter jets to aircraft carriers and has recently shifted its focus to cyber security.
BAE’s customers include the militaries of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt – three countries known for their authoritarian regimes and, in the case of Saudi Arabia, aggressive foreign policy.
Few people have heard of Finmeccanica, yet the firm is the ninth biggest arms company in the world. Part-owned by the Italian state (30 percent), Finmeccanica had a turnover of €15.62 billion (£11.37 billion) in 2014 and a profit of €20 million (£14.57 million). Despite its Italian roots, Finmeccanica is well established in the UK having acquired Westland Helicopters.
In April, Italian police announced they are investigating the firm for suspected corruption in the sale of helicopters to Algeria. An Italian court handed senior Finmeccanica employee Giuseppe Orsi a two-year suspended sentence for false bookkeeping last year, but acquitted him of bribery charges.
This UK-based company is ranked 68th in the top 100 arms producing firms, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Chemring is listed on the London Stock Exchange and had a turnover of £474 million in 2014 and a profit of £54.9 million.
Although it’s not as big a player as BAE, Chemring is still a major producer of munitions, counter-IED systems and crowd control products, such as smoke grenades. During the Arab Spring, plastic bullets and gas grenades made by Chemring were used against protestors by Kuwaiti and Egyptian security forces. They also arm Predator and Reaper drones, used by the CIA in controversial assassinations.
Michio Kaku joins CBS This Morning to warn 250 million Americans that “we are in the bullseye” and by midweek, “all hell’s going to break loose” as America prepares to be pummeled by something sounding almost Biblical, ‘BomboGenesis’. Kaku warns that air, train and vehicle traffic could be paralyzed next week, and schedules disrupted: “A massive disruption that will peak around November 13th to November 15th” Kaku informs us, before telling us that we could feel the ‘ripple effects’ throughout November. Kaku also warns “the Earth is changing” and we need to get used to seeing more “violent swings.”
World ominously close to nuclear war – Noam Chomsky
The world has come ominously close to a nuclear war in the past and it could happen again as Russia and the West have slipped back into what seems like another Cold War, world-renowned scholar Noam Chomsky tells RT’s Sophie&Co.
Once NATO has expanded its borders all the way to reach Russia, its mission has very much changed since it was initially established, Chomsky said. Now, its aim is to take control of global energy systems rather than maintaining intergovernmental military balance.
The world has never been closer to a nuclear war that could wipe out all of its initiators, and the threat is no longer a thing of history, according to Chomsky.
“The worst-case scenario, of course, would be a nuclear war, which would be terrible. Both states that initiate it will be wiped out by the consequences. That’s the worst-case. And it’s come ominously close several times in the past, dramatically close. And it could happen again, but not planned, but just by the accidental interactions that take place – that has almost happened,” Chomsky told Sophie Shevardnadze.
The overall situation of international instability was worsened by US involvement in the Middle Eastern affairs and damaging regional conflicts, Chomsky says, comparing its actions in Iraq to a hit with a “sledgehammer.”
Chomsky went on to discuss with RT the former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, and the US’ ever-expanding global spying that are having a dangerous impact on the domestic population and is inspiring other governments worldwide to do the same.
Published time: October 22, 2010 05:57
Edited time: October 22, 2010 05:57
Little green men from another world do want something. And what they apparently want is to save mankind from mutual nuclear annihilation. (Really, stop laughing).
That’s according to a panel of men who spoke at Washington, DC’s National Press Club.
According to these men, UFOs were spotted hovering over nuclear missile sites and military bases all over the world, mostly in a surveillance capacity. But there have been incidents when surveillance wasn’t the only objective. In March 1967, two incidents occurred at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, rendering 20 ICBMs temporarily unlaunchable. In 1966, at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, the launch countdown of several ICBMs was set off, causing US Air Force missile officers to scramble with an override.
“Our missile began going into what’s called a ‘no-go’ condition or unlaunchable. Essentially they were disabled,” said retired USAF First Lieutenant Robert Salas.
He would know. His duty was to monitor readiness and security of ten missiles and to launch them if ordered by his commanding officers.
“In 1966, according to a launch officer, David Shure, his missiles were temporarily activated just as his security guard was reporting a bright object moving from missile to missile to missile,” claimed author and researcher Robert Hastings.
In October 1982, in then, Soviet Ukraine, launch countdowns were set off on a number of missiles, only to be hurriedly deactivated by Soviet officers after 15 harrowing seconds.
“Given the fact that these incidents have gone on over there including one incident of their missiles being temporarily activated when a UFO was hovering over the missile base, identical to what occurred over here, I think we can rule out that whoever are piloting these craft are either American or Russian,” said Hastings.
This is all apparently in the name of saving humankind.
Before you double over in hysterical laughter, consider something, these are men who are retired Air Force colonels, missile launch officers, missile base commanders, etc. There are reportedly 120 of them who have given their witness testimony and rendered that testimony as “official” by turning them into affidavits. It’s all in a detailed report they’ve submitted, entitled “Witness Testimony: UFOs at Nuclear Weapons Bases”
Maybe they’re right. Maybe they’re wrong. Maybe we’ll never know. But whatever you do, don’t call us “crazy”.
The coup d’état in Ukraine and its aftermath as well all of the events leading up to it are proving even to the casual thinking observer that the western corporate controlled media has lost any semblance of even a pretense at being fair, balanced and reasonable. News is about presenting facts and those facts are import for all of us to come to conclusions or formulate an opinion. When the presentation of those facts is being done in a limited, selective and or tainted manner and/or outright fictitious information is being given in such a way as to seem credible and painting itself as truth this stifles debate and makes any dissention or wavering from the narrative seem disreputable and easy to be discounted. Sadly there is almost no alternative in the English speaking world to the state/corporate controlled media or its surrogates.
For those in the West (namely those living in zones controlled by the NSA/US corporate surveillance and control) and living in the media bubble that exists, there is almost now no access for the masses to the truth as almost every form of alternative media has already been compromised and taken over or has been made obscure by the search engines and other methods so that the little truth that is out there is almost impossible for the common consumer to access or even be aware of.
All of this has been done in mostly hidden and secret ways and when any resistance has been met the drum of patriotism is beaten, the bogeyman of terrorism is rolled out and the government censorship and stripping of rights and freedom of information is allowed in the name of security. The methods have been as benign as search engines deleting sites and material from their caches and not indexing certain sites (this occurred widely during the second Bush election and after 9-11) to attempts to pass far reaching legislation such as SOPA/PIPA and other instruments of authoritarian control.
One might say the current paradigm all started with an announcement by a previously unheard of “news service” called Fox News that George Bush had won the presidency after it had already been declared for Al Gore. This was the initial coup in the United States carried out by the neo-conservatives architects behind the PNAC which led to the total coup and usurping of all organs of power in the US that occurred after 9-11. The PNAC collaborators in 9-11 needed 9-11 as a catalyst for their plans which included: the introduction of a complete and total security and surveillance state, funding for the military industrial surveillance complex which was to expand to unheard of levels, complete control of the media and the world wide web, continuing operations to terrorize the populace into submission and allow for the passing of legislation, unification of corporations and government, total political control and the total control of all financial instruments and markets needed to fund their plans.
If one is to believe that 9-11 was not carried out by some Muslim terrorists operating out of a cave in Afghanistan due to the razor sharp precision and the almost perfectly timed choreography with which the most exacting demolitions in the history of man took place, then questions need to be answered. With regard to media control 9-11 showed how the media played a vital role, they first spread the Osama bogeyman lie (even though he himself denied involvement) then they assisted in the cover up that has followed since day one.
Such a crime of historic proportions needed an apparatus of historic proportions to cover it up and the crackdown on the internet and the mass media were those tools. The revelations by Edward Snowden may show the individual working parts and certain pieces of the puzzle but Edward Snowden would not have been allowed access to anything close to the final plan. In order for one to fully comprehend and accept that final plan requires the acceptance that the entire US/NSA security apparatus is designed for two principle purposes, protecting the crimes of the state and those in power controlling it and allowing for the carrying out of wars of aggression with the end goal of complete and total global domination. That is the final “solution” hence anything that is applied to that end is allowed to stand no matter how egregious or illegal, even the murder of 2,999 civilians.
To carry out their objectives, dictated by a small circle of tyrants hiding in the shadows who had seized power, control of the media and the flow of information was vital and the stifling of dissent as well. Hence Obama and his war on journalism, whistle blowers and anyone who seeks the truth. One has only to look at the history of Fox News (and their “Fox Security” operations, akin to the nazi brown shirts) and the spying and intimidation of journalists recently uncovered in the Verizon scandal. This complete control of the media is official US policy backed by Obama, and the current alternative universe reporting on Ukraine is a testament to their effectiveness if not believeability.
The list of victims of those who have suffered at the hands of the regime in the United States is much too long to list here and there are thousands who have fallen and that we will never know about these include members of Anonymous and Hacktivists such as Jeremy Hammond, publishers and truth seekers such as WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, over 600 people who witnessed events on 9-11 and then died in mysterious circumstances, what were reported to be over 9,000 Americans who were rounded up and held under conditions of secret arrest after 9-11, whistle blowers and truth seekers (many of whom I have had the honor to talk to and interview) including Jesselyn Radack (one of the first post 9-11 victims), Bradley Manning, Wayne Madsen, Dr. Kevin Barret, Edward Snowden and the list goes on and on(if I have neglected to list anyone I apologize).
Ukraine: the straw that breaks the back
The US operation to overthrow Ukraine may be the final downfall of the Brezhinsky architects (in my own opinion) and the architects behind establishing US hegemony on the planet. Not only will the US suffer a military humiliation if they decide to attempt to “glue together” their little “project” through open military means but this may finally be the straw that sees the mass murderers in Washington being forced to face an accounting for every crime they have committed since and including 9-11.
Economically they are weak, militarily they are over extended and no matter how much NATO attempts to paint a picture of itself as a “global strike force” their support is waning and they do not have enough force in pace to bring their plan to an fruition. Even if they attempt to obtain control of space and the Arctic they will have to contend with Russia, China and a growing number of countries that have simply had enough of America, their stealing of resources and endless war.
The planners of the Ukraine operation, i.e. Nuland, in all honesty should have been fired. In planning their coup not only did they use all of the instruments and methods that the world is already familiar with and that the “brains” at the CIA think are “top-secret” but they allowed for those plans and intentions to be leaked and not only in the Nuland/Pyatt conversation and the Klitschko e-mails but in hundreds of other ways as well.
Just like the CIA thought Russian intelligence did not know that the Chechen terrorists were controlled by Saudis so they think all of their mercenaries and instruments in Ukraine are secret. Russian intelligence knows far more about 9-11 and all of the plans for global domination that the US has and there may come a time when those responsible will have to account to the world for everything they have done. That is my own personal firm belief.
The Big Ukraine Lies
Back to the media but first let me say I am sorry dear reader for being long winded, this is a matter that is of utmost importance and affects each and every one of us. For we are all human beings, we all desire peace (most of us) and prosperity and we all have a right to live in a world that we can be proud of, free in, and where we can determine our own fates.
The western media coverage regarding Ukraine has been so egregiously falsified that if the general public learns the level at which they have been lied to the consequences will be far reaching and negatively impact the medias future ability to “get their message out” to the world’s public.
The lack of objectivity and outright lies in the western press are so insidiousness as to be nauseating and the fact that the actions of the western architects and their operatives in Ukraine have caused death make the press who is covering up these crimes possible criminal accessories to murder before during and after the fact.
Had the media been doing its job on the day Fox News appeared and annulled the popular vote of Al Gore, hundreds of shattered lives would have been saved today in Ukraine, millions all over the Middle East and 2,999 innocent people on 9-11. But let’s not go there? As Obama loves to say “let’s look forward”! Will that wash this time? Not likely.
Big Lie 1
The EU integration agreement offered nothing positive to Ukraine. It required Ukraine to basically shut down all of its manufacturing and machine building sector. It also required Ukraine to almost cease all trade agreements with Russia and it would have had a hundred more damaging effects on the population including the gutting of the entire agricultural sector and the raising of gas prices. In numbers the EU agreement would have given Ukraine $1 billion dollars over 7 years (the same $1 billion Obama is offering Ukraine now with thousands of political strings attached). The EU agreement and their money would also effectively subvert the sovereignty of Ukraine making Ukraine nothing more than a cheap hooker for the West.
The Customs Union offered Ukraine a minimum of $100 billion over 7 years with no political strings attached and the ability to maintain and expand the industrial, manufacturing and agricultural sectors.
Hence the need to destroy Ukraine. Now the house is burnt and the new owners can have a fire sale especially for Washington. The western media has not covered these aspects at all. Instead following the narrative of freedom, democracy etc ad-nauseum. When you think about it, $6 billion is pretty cheap for an entire country, especially the second largest in Europe, apart from the part of Russia that is in Europe.
Big Lie 2
The “peaceful demonstrators” are in no way part of a popular uprising. They are western backed, militarily trained and pursuing objectives that in no way represent the Ukrainian people. Unless of course the 99% of Ukrainians who are not Bandera Nazis do not count. I believe they would beg to differ.
Their invasion of Kiev and the overthrow of the government was not in any way a democratic or other justifiable process. It was an armed take over and insurrection and the ousting of the government and the president was a coup d’état. Plain and simple.
Big Lie 3
The next lie is repeated over and over again in the western media, like John Kerry repeating over and over again that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad used chemical weapons because the “know” it rings hollow. That lie is that those in power in Kiev are legitimate. Of course this is an old American style operational tactic that they have been using for over 200 years. It is how they committed genocide on the Indians and stole their lands. They burn the house down, send in the sellers who claim to own the property, call them legitimate and then buy the goods for nothing.
Having any business with these illegitimate bodies in Kiev may seem like in a good move to the American planners in their desperation to “glue the thing together” and they will no doubt carry out such moves, but they will not stand the test of time. In reality Ukraine was lost the minute it was revealed that Klitschko was a western puppet, but as Nuland said they had already invested $5 billion in Ukraine so they had to go forward. Hence no matter what, even if the nazis in Kiev start hanging Jews from street posts, the US will continue to call them legitimate.
The western media is also conveniently missing all of the reports about the snipers, the brown shirt SA/SS tactics of the insurrectionists in Ukraine and they way they have terrorized, humiliated and are even slaughtering the populace and the most telling thing, the statement to the United Nations denying the Holocaust in Ukraine and the finding of the Nuremberg Trials. Of course this does not fit with narrative so these facts are just ignored.
Big Lie 4
All activities by the US/NATO/EU and I mean ALL activities, that try to influence Ukraine into giving up its sovereignty are violations of international law and go against the UN Charter, in particular with regard to sovereignty and the rights of peoples to self-determination and to be free from fear of invasion. If one is interested please visit the UN website, the UN Charter is available on-line. If one strictly follows the UN Charter as a framework for international law then even the “operations” of USAID become illegal as they are designed to influence the internal processes of target countries.
The US has no “interests” in Ukraine, other than illegal ones. Russia on the other hand has millions of Russians living there and has military and governmental agreements that allow it to protect its real interests.
However the US loves to claim “interests” or a “threat to its security” every time it invades a country. Where were the real interests in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq. Its “interests” are the resources and the exploitation of the territories. But just like the US was founded on genocide, the stealing of Indian lands and resources and built by slaves, they continue in the exact same vein. If you doubt go back to footage and news reports before WWII and during the cold war, the US behaved almost in the same manner as it is now. Sanctions, meddling, supporting one side against the other, fumbling around like a bully not sure who to punch, supporting the nazis, then the allies then claiming victory.
Big Lie 5
The western press is screaming about a Russian invasion of Crimea and Ukraine and how the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is in some way guilty of exactly what the US has been doing for decades. Although thankfully the people around the world are finally beginning to wake up, the US media continues spreading these lies and ignoring what Bush/Obama have done.
The Armed Forces and the Government of the Russian Federation have treaties and agreements with Ukraine allowing for the Black Sea Fleet and the stationing of 25,000 military personnel in Ukraine. Dearest reader, there was no invasion. The troops have been there for over a decade.
The Russian President, as the Commander in Chief of the Russian Armed Forces has been given the right by the Russian Government with the support of the Russian people to call those forces into duty. He also has a request from the legitimate President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich and the Parliament and the head of Crimea to activate the forces to protect the peace and the lives of the citizens. President Putin also has the legal basis under international law and would be in complete compliance with all international laws and norms to activate these troops, but he has not.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces, without a single shot being fired are now under the control of the only legitimate power in Ukraine, the Crimean authorities. There was no invasion or takeover by Russia. Russia was welcomed with flowers and open arms. Literally.
Some US based law scholars and others are seemingly in shock that Russia is operating legally and within the framework of international law, they continue to blame President Putin for the same illegality that Bush/Obama are guilty of and apparently assume that other countries ignore international law in the same way the US does. All they had to do was listen for the last 20 years: the Russian Federation and its leaders and its people support respect for sovereignty, international law, the rights of peoples to self-determination, the development of societies, foreign relations based on mutual respect and mutual assistance with no strings attached and above all to diplomatic and peaceful processes for conflict resolution.
These are the concepts that Russia lives by and conducts its affairs by. They are not abstractions and rules to be ignored and skirted, manipulated and subverted and applied only to others when the convenience arises as Washington has taken to doing openly.
The international lawlessness of the United States, a country that has sent 300 and more mercenaries in Ukraine to wage an illegal campaign of subversion and terror, can not be allowed to stand to stand much longer. This lawlessness is exemplified by the illegal torture dungeon at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. No country, no leader, and no people anywhere in the world should support such a power, while that key symbol of US lawlessness is still standing, we know they scoff at you and me and the entire world and every single one of us who tries to live a peaceful productive life and follow the rule of law. Law is what makes us civilized and without law, what we will have is the coming of the Fourth Reich, and that Reich is not a German one, but the only thing that the US has that can be called “Made in America”.
I would like to say that I am grateful to the Voice of Russia for allowing the truth to be printed and hope that you dear readers will see through the charade and support the people in Ukraine and the Crimea, who still have the right to self-determination, no matter what the Bandera nazis and their western handlers say.
I am also being accused of lying when I say that Russia has not invaded Ukraine. Please do a simple web search and you will find the agreements signed by Russia and Ukraine which allow for the stationing of approximately 25,000 Russian troops in Ukraine. These are not abstractions, but real concrete legally binding agreements under all international and national laws and conventions. Once you understand that simple fact, you will understand the level that you are being lied to by your media and I would then ask you to direct your rage at them.
I would also ask you, dear reader, to try to find coverage of the statements by the new Ukrainian authorities which amount to Holocaust Denial as they openly stated in front of the UN that the Nuremberg Trials were illegitimate, after that write to the White House and ask Obama how they can possibly support these people. As far as I know Holocaust Denial and denying the legitimacy of the Nuremburg Trials are still crimes in many countries that still follow the rule of law, including in Russia.
Please support the people of Ukraine and Crimea as they battle a new emergence of the nazi plague, something most of the world had thought was relegated to the history books.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this article and I hope this will lead to a healthy and long overdue debate. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.