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Benjamin Fulford: Persian, Ottoman empires collide as big Middle Eastern oil fight rages on

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Benjamin Fulford: The Greeks end debt slavery, a bad king dies, the Russians attack, central banks panic and the Davos elite fiddle while the world burns [full report]

The world revolution against cabal rule and Babylonian style debt slavery continues to unfold, leaving Europe and the Middle East in turmoil. The Greeks made the boldest move last week when they kicked out the cabal slave government and elected a government promising to end debt slavery. The Russians were not far behind when they took of the gloves and began a full scale military campaign against the cabal mercenary army in Eastern Ukraine. Also, the cabal slave government in Yemen, located next to Saudi Arabia’s oil fields, was overthrown last week just as Saudi King Abdullah died.

The European banking system is also in severe turmoil with the European central bank being forced to issue over one trillion Euros, ostensibly to boost the economy but, in reality, to prevent total collapse of the European banking system.

These incidents are interrelated parts of a single campaign to liberate the planet from a satanic cabal that is still trying to start World War 3 in order to permanently enslave humanity.

Also last week, representatives of the group trying to replace the cabal controlled US dollar with the cabal controlled SDR contacted the White Dragon Society to try to justify their plans. The essence of their message was

that in order to reduce distortions in the world economy caused by the US dollar, they needed to gradually replace it with the SDR. Basically, it was total gobbledygook disguised in highfalutin financial language.

They were told in clear language that a jubilee, a one-off redistribution of assets and a massive (multi-trillion dollar) campaign to end poverty and stop environmental destruction were non-negotiable demands. If they failed to do this, they were told, it was a mathematical certainty their current system would collapse in catastrophic failure; leading to a French revolution type bloodbath scenario.

The elite themselves, gathering at Davos, Switzerland last week, seemed to be admitting defeat, at least according to the titles of their panel discussions such as:

“Leadership in crisis; inequality, polarization, paralysis: is public leadership failing?” and “Are existing growth models failing to deliver jobs and address income inequality?”

https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/01/your-day-by-day-guide-to-davos-highlights/

In case they haven’t figured it out yet, the answer to both their questions is “yes.”

Let us take a closer look at the Greek situation to understand the sort of policies carried out by the people now in charge of the Western financial world. The Greeks were put under IMF care in 2010. As an economic writer let me tell you I have seen over and over again over the years the same thing happen when countries fall under the grip of the IMF. They all told the same thing, “Wring all the money you can out of your people, take all your resources and hand them over to the international banking mafia.” That is what the outgoing Greek slave government did. The result was Greek GDP fell 25%, incomes fell 30% and debt rose from 126% of GDP in 2010 to 175% today. To top it off, a lot of their islands are no longer Greek.

The Greeks have finally had enough and elected a government that promises to renounce the debt. They still want to use the Euro though but, if they do that, they will have to keep taking orders from the Germans. They would be better off to notice the Russians have offered to send the gas they ship to Europe via Greece (giving the Greeks fat transshipment fees) and buy Greek produce. If the Greeks issue their own currency, it is true most of their elite will no longer be able to buy Mercedes Benz cars but, the ensuing inflow of tourists and outflow of Greek exports would make the average Greeks a lot richer.

It is only a matter of time before the Spanish and the Italians figure out the same thing. The Euro project will only work if the Mediterranean countries hand over full control to unelected bureaucrats in Brussels and their cabal overlords. The result of that would be fascism in Europe.

Now let us look at what the Russians are doing. Following last weeks’ cut off of gas to the perpetually non-paying Ukrainian Nazi government, they have finally taken off the kid gloves and gone on a full offensive against the foreign mercenary army in Eastern Ukraine. The Russians are fighting for their homeland, the mercenaries for money, it is a pretty easy guess as to who will win.

The Russia’s new allies the Turks, together with the Iranians, the Iraqis and the pentagon meanwhile are continuing their offensive against the Israeli, Saudi Satanist regimes. The death last week of King Abdullah, one of the nastiest leaders on this planet,

http://rt.com/news/226147-seven-facts-king-abdullah/

marked a major turning point. His senile brother Salman has taken over but that regime, the world’s leading terrorist financier, is doomed to collapse.

Here, by the way, you can see President Obama bowing and kissing Abdullah’s ring and George Bush Jr. apparently tongue kissing him.

http://thelibertyblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ObamabowsAbdullah1.jpg

http://foodforthethinkers.com/2011/02/11/did-bush-kiss-the-saudi-king/

Remember both the Saudis and the Bushes were deeply involved in the 911 treason against the United States while Obama still repeats their lies about that incident.

The fall in oil prices and the approaching armies are both precursors of doom for that Satanic regime.
The fall of the cabal/Saudi cabal puppet regime in Yemen last week also marked a turning point. Yemenis have long regarded their Saudi neighbours as unsophisticated and uncouth camel herders who just happened to have hit it lucky with oil. The tables are about to turn.

British and French intelligence are now reporting that the Israeli Netanyahu Zionazi or Nazionist regime is losing much of the Middle Eastern oil income it stole from Iraq due to military losses of the Israeli/Saudi ISIS proxy army. For that reason, according to a French agent, “The French defense minister was in Riyadh the 4th Jan 2015, and he confirmed that Libya will be invaded within 3 months with the purpose of securing oil for Israel.”

Remember that both France and Israel are run in secret by the Rothschild family. So, what is really going on is an effort to keep the Rothschilds from going bankrupt by stealing oil from the Middle East and stealing gas from the Ukraine. Message to the Rothschild family: you are mathematically doomed to bankruptcy and an international crime spree will not save you. Also, stay out of Libya.

Speaking about going bankrupt, some of the banking victims of the recent plunge in oil prices are beginning to appear. According to MI5 sources “Standard and Chartered is looking for a new boss as a result of poor commodity performance and oil, JP Morgan’s exposure to yield non-investment grade oil and gas debt is $99.9 billion, Wells Fargo is $98 bn and Bank of America is $58.7bn.” That is just the tip of the iceberg. The huge plunge in the Euro has also, for sure, mathematically doomed many banks.

You can be sure plans are being cooked at this very moment to seize ordinary people’s bank accounts in order to save bankers and banks.

The bottom line is that the European/American economic model based on debt slavery and using proxy armies to steal resources is no longer functioning. Fiddling with the system using such tricks as negative interest rates and money printing presses will not work.

What is needed is a Western version of the hybrid central planning/capitalist model the Japanese used to have (until the Americans forced them to dismantle it) and that the Chinese imitated with great success. The system needs to be rebooted.

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Benjamin Fulford: The Greeks end debt slavery, a bad king dies, the Russians attack, central banks panic and the Davos elite fiddle while the world burns

The world revolution against cabal rule and Babylonian style debt slavery continues to unfold, leaving Europe and the Middle East in turmoil. The Greeks made the boldest move last week when they kicked out the cabal slave government and elected a government promising to end debt slavery. The Russians were not far behind when they took of the gloves and began a full scale military campaign against the cabal mercenary army in Eastern Ukraine. Also, the cabal slave government in Yemen, located next to Saudi Arabia’s oil fields, was overthrown last week just as Saudi King Abdullah died.

The European banking system is also in severe turmoil with the European central bank being forced to issue over one trillion Euros, ostensibly to boost the economy but, in reality, to prevent total collapse of the European banking system.

These incidents are interrelated parts of a single campaign to liberate the planet from a satanic cabal that is still trying to start World War 3 in order to permanently enslave humanity.

Also last week, representatives of the group trying to replace the cabal controlled US dollar with the cabal controlled SDR contacted the White Dragon Society to try to justify their plans. The essence of their message was………………..

the remainder will be available on Thursday

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Here is an interesting comment David Wilcock just put on Ben’s Blog

Comment by dwilcock on January 27, 2015 @ 1:50 am

This is a good summary of what is going on in the physical sense. In the greater sense of the community and environment around us, there have been decisive and astonishing moves made. No one in the Cabal expected this. Even with their tech that lets them see into potential futures, this one wasn’t there.

Some of the events that are now happening were foreseen, but not for another year. Everything has sped up dramatically. The Cabal does believe, and has been taught, that they must experience a full disclosure and apparent defeat. Only then will their Gods appear to rescue them and fulfill their prophecies.

Yet, what we are now seeing is that the entire solar system has been put on lockdown. Everyone is quarantined. No one can get in, no one can get out, and no communications can get in or out either. This may not be a big deal for a hyper-advanced civilization, but it has been a game changer.

Furthermore, in just the last 3 weeks, virtually ALL offensive weapon capabilities, including the most secret ones, have been taken offline and / or destroyed. This includes secret SDI stuff, nukes, you name it.

This is coming from several new insider sources that have appeared and proven to be highly reliable. The Cabal obviously sees this as a tremendous mess and a terrible threat. My take on it, as well as everyone else’s, is that this is a precursor to major events happening on earth.

It would have been impossible to expose and defeat the Cabal without these things happening, as they would have tried to take everyone out with them. The stakes are very high and I will piss people off just by mentioning this as vaguely as I am now. Let’s just say it is a vastly complex and amazing story, and people within this world have had their minds completely blown.

So things are looking very, very interesting.

– David

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Benjamin Fulford: The fake Paris incident is aimed at taking down the house of Saud [full report]

The obviously faked

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/01/10/the-undead-dead-french-cop-in-selfie-revival/

terror incident in Paris last week was clearly aimed at preparing public opinion in the West for an operation to take down the Saudi Arabian monarchy. The operation consisted of having a French magazine publish cartoons of a sort that would lead to a death penalty in Saudi Arabia and then faking the execution of the magazine’s staff. This serves to make the Western public aware and angry about the sort of thing the Saudi government does.

It is a fact the Saudi Monarchy has for years bankrolled and promoted and obscurantist, radical sect of Islam known as Wahhabism. They have also worked hand in glove with the Bush Nazi crime family for decades in their project to replace Western democracy with totalitarian dictatorship. This is a country where, if you are caught in an adulterous relationship, the punishment, to this day, is to have you buried up to the waist in the sand and then stoned to death. This is also a country where you can be arbitrarily killed by the ruling family for questioning their control of that country. When I was there I was advised that if I got in a traffic accident, I should pretend to be injured so that I would be taken to a hospital instead of a police station. If I ended up in a police station I might never come out, I was told. This family mafia country has been using their oil wealth to create armies of ignorant fanatics throughout the world.

So, to cut off financing for Islamo-fascists, beheading the Saudi regime would be a good place to start. Or at least that what seems to be going on in the minds of the people staging the events in Paris.
There is a deeper aspect to this story though.

The Saudis themselves represent a slave government controlled by elements of the P2 Freemason lodge who want to engineer a battle between Christianity and Islam in order to force them to become a single religion, or a one world religion controlled in secret by them. They created and financed Wahhabists and other fake Muslim extremist groups in order to create a boogey man for brainwashed Western militaries to attack. The end game is a world fascist dictatorship controlled by a small clique of inbred families. In this version, the Saudi royals are just pawns acting out the role of bad buys.

When my father, Dwight Fulford, was Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia in the late 1980’s the Saudi royals he met tried to get him to read the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. A Saudi prince also told this writer “we have worked under them for a very long time.” The story being conveyed by the Saudis is that of a secretive “Zionist” group manipulating world events in order to take control of the planet.
French President Francois Hollande, for his part, on public television blamed the incident on “les illumines,” the French world for Illuminati.

The Illuminati he was referring to are most likely the gnostic Illuminati, a group that claims credit for the American, French and Russian revolutions. This group wants to end bloodline rule in Europe. Hollande is affiliated with the French Grande Orient Freemason lodge which would put him under the French branch of the Rothschild family.

The Illuminati previously told the White Dragon Society they want to end European bloodline rule in the Middle East as well.

Now let us take a look at what is going on in the Middle East. What we see there is an alliance between Turkey, Syria, Iran, Shia Iraq, and the Pentagon apparently facing off against Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt. Turkey, Syria, Iran and the Iraqi Shias together can wield a modern army of over 1.5 million men. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan together can muster just under one million. If both the Pentagon and Russia support the Turkish alliance, and apparently they do, this essentially means Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel have no real choice but to join the Turkish/Iranian alliance or be militarily crushed.

Now let us look at this situation from the US angle. Here we have an Obama regime stubbornly clinging to power in Washington that still refuses to tell the truth about 911 and the fascist coup d’etat that followed it. Note too that nobody significant from the Obama regime showed up at the big French PR event last week that followed the fake terror attack.

This is the same Obama regime that is threatening to veto the Keystone pipeline plan to bring oil from Canada to the United States. Apparently Obama thinks it is better for the US to import its oil from the fanatic sponsoring Zionist slave regime in Saudi Arabia than from peaceful democratic Canada.

The Pentagon, quite sensibly, is no longer obeying any orders from the Obama regime.

Incoming Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, when he comes into office next month, knows the rest of the world will stop financing the pentagon and the US regime unless action is taken against the neo-con war criminals, starting with the Bush family, that Obama is still protecting.

Now let us get back to Europe. France was attacked immediately after President Hollande called for an end to sanctions against Russia. Germany is also talking about setting up a joint security arrangement with Russia making a “terror” incident there a likely bet.

This comes as the US announces it is closing 15 military bases in Europe and concentrating its military power there in England. England is also now moving away from the EU and aiming to become a sort of Atlantic Switzerland.

Meanwhile Greece, which is secretly ruled by the British royal family (Queen Elizabeth’s husband Philip was born as Prince of Greece and Denmark), is expected on January 25th to elect a government that will leave the German controlled Euro.

So, let us try to visualize the big picture of what is going on. We have a new super-state emerging in the Middle East. We have Russia and Germany replacing the US as the main sponsors of security in continental Europe. We have England distancing itself from Europe and rebuilding its bridges with the Anglo Saxon world.

In Asia, meanwhile, China has done a pretty good job of hiding how powerful it has truly become. One mind-blowing statistic says it all: in the past 3 years China has produced more cement than the US did in the entire 20th century.

http://www.businessinsider.com/china-used-more-cement-in-the-last-three-years-than-the-us-used-in-the-entire-20th-century-2014-12

China wants to reassure its neighbours and the rest of the world that it poses no threat. For that reason it is not only tolerating but actually financing Pentagon efforts to defend countries that border China. As a part of this, (as mentioned before in this newsletter) China has agreed to a merger between North and South Korea with Japan under Pentagon protection.

So, the Pentagon moves 60% of its forces to Asia, while the Russians and Germans take over the role of protecting continental Europe. The Muslim world, for its part, will become strong and independent once again minus the radical fanatics.

One other bit of news that slipped in mostly under the radar last week is that China just reached an agreement with the nations of the Caribbean, Central and South America (the US’s “backyard”) to increase bilateral trade to $500 billion a year.

And, in Washington D.C., we have a rump regime carrying out foolish anti-social acts like inciting race riots, faking North Korean hacking incidents etc. In psychological maturity it resembles a two year old having a temper tantrum after its candy was taken away.

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SOTT EXCLUSIVE: Must-read statement by Russian FM Sergey Lavrov

Behind this friendly exterior lies a Fawkesian force to be reckoned with!

On the heels of the publication of President Putin’s lengthy interview with ITAR-TASS (which rivals the 14-year-old First Person interviews in terms of their scope and candidness), the Russian Foreign Ministry has published an important speech given by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the XXII Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy, given last week.(Don’t miss his TASS interview, either, given back in September.)

For those who have actually read his words or seen him speak, you’ll know Lavrov is an intelligent man. He’s also an expert diplomat — always polite, always professional, always keeps his cool. So you can be sure there is a lot going on behind and between the words he says, both for him personally and those around him. Even then, based on what he does say, you can bet he leaves his Western ‘colleagues’ steaming.

And what does he say? Read on and see for yourself.

As far as I know, this year’s Assembly will focus on prospects for accelerating domestic growth in Russia. There is no doubt that concerted efforts by our society as a whole to bring about comprehensive economic, social and spiritual development are a prerequisite for making Russia’s future sustainable. That said, by virtue of my professional duties, I have to focus on foreign policy issues, which are still relevant for the Assembly’s agenda, since in this interconnected, globalised world, isolating internal development from the outside world is impossible. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin provided a detailed analysis of the international developments at the Valdai Club meeting in Sochi, as well as in his interviews during his trip to Asia. For this reason, I won’t offer any conceptual observations, as everything has already been said. Nevertheless, I would like to share with you some considerations based on our day-to-day foreign policy efforts. It is not my intention to deliver a comprehensive or clear outlook, since at this stage all forecasts are provisional, no matter who makes them. Moreover, diplomats seek to influence developments as they unfold, not contemplate them.

See:

Then there are Putin’s pre-G20 interviews:

Naturally, I will start with Ukraine. Long before the country was plunged into the crisis, there was a feeling in the air that Russia’s relations with the EU and with the West were about to reach their moment of truth. It was clear that we could no longer continue to put issues in our relations on the back burner and that a choice had to be made between a genuine partnership or, as the saying goes, “breaking pots.” It goes without saying that Russia opted for the former alternative, while unfortunately our Western partners settled for the latter, whether consciously or not. In fact, they went all out in Ukraine and supported extremists, thereby giving up their own principles of democratic regime change. What came out of it was an attempt to play chicken with Russia, to see who blinks first. As bullies say, they wanted to Russia to “chicken out” (I can’t find a better word for it), to force us to swallow the humiliation of Russians and native speakers of Russian in Ukraine.

Honourable Leslie Gelb, whom you know all too well, wrote that Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the EU had nothing to do with inviting Ukraine to join the EU and was aimed in the short term at preventing it from joining the Customs Union. This is what an impartial and unbiased person said. When they deliberately decided to go down the path of escalation in Ukraine, they forgot many things, and had a clear understanding of how such moves would be viewed in Russia. They forgot the advice of, say, Otto von Bismarck, who had said that disparaging the millions-strong great Russian people would be the biggest political mistake.

President Vladimir Putin said the other day that no one in history has yet managed to subjugate Russia to its influence. This is not an assessment, but a statement of fact. Yet such an attempt has been made to quench the thirst for expanding the geopolitical space under Western control, out of a mercantile fear to lose the spoils of what they across the Atlantic had persuaded themselves was the victory in the Cold War.

The plus of today’s situation is that everything has clicked into its place and the calculus behind the West’s actions has been revealed despite its professed readiness to build a security community, a common European home. To quote (singer/song-writer) Bulat Okudzhava, “The past is getting clearer and clearer.” The clarity is becoming more tangible. Today our task is not only to sort out the past (although that must be done), but most importantly, to think about the future.

Talks about Russia’s isolation do not merit serious discussion. I need hardly dwell on this before this audience. Of course, one can damage our economy, and damage is being done, but only by doing harm to those who are taking corresponding measures and, equally important, destroying the system of international economic relations, the principles on which it is based. Formerly, when sanctions were applied (I worked at the Russian mission to the UN at the time) our Western partners, when discussing the DPRK, Iran or other states, said that it was necessary to formulate the restrictions in such a way as to keep within humanitarian limits and not to cause damage to the social sphere and the economy, and to selectively target only the elite. Today everything is the other way around: Western leaders are publicly declaring that the sanctions should destroy the economy and trigger popular protests. So, as regards the conceptual approach to the use of coercive measures the West unequivocally demonstrates that it does not merely seek to change Russian policy (which in itself is illusory), but it seeks to change the regime — and practically nobody denies this.

President Vladimir Putin, speaking with journalists recently, said that today’s Western leaders have a limited planning horizon. Indeed, it is dangerous when decisions on key problems of the development of the world and humankind as a whole are taken on the basis of short electoral cycles: in the United States the cycle is two years and each time one has to think of or do something to win votes. This is the negative side of the democratic process, but we cannot afford to ignore it. We cannot accept the logic when we are told to resign, relax and take it as a given that everyone has to suffer because there are elections in the United States every two years. This is just not right. We will not resign ourselves to this because the stakes are too high in the fight against terror, the threats of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and many bloody conflicts whose negative impact goes far beyond the framework of the corresponding states and regions. The wish to do something to gain unilateral advantages or to endear oneself to the electorate ahead of another election leads to chaos and confusion in international relations.

Not only that; they are psychopaths, and don’t have the capacity for thinking in terms of long-term consequences. They live in the moment, no matter how destructive that moment may be.

We hear the daily repeated mantra that Washington is aware of its own exclusiveness and its duty to bear this burden, to lead the rest of the world. Rudyard Kipling spoke about “the white man’s burden.” I hope that this is not what drives Americans. The world today is not white or black, but multi-coloured and heterogeneous. Leadership in this world can be assured not by persuading oneself of one’s exclusiveness and God-given duty to be responsible for everyone, but only by the ability and craft in forming a consensus. If the US partners committed their power to this goal, this would be priceless, and Russia would be actively helping them.

However, so far, US administrative resources still work only in the NATO framework, and then with substantial reservations, and its writ does not reach beyond the North Atlantic Alliance. One proof of this is the results of US attempts to make the world community follow its line in connection with the anti-Russian sanctions and principles. I have spoken about it more than once and we have ample proof of the fact that American ambassadors and envoys across the world seek meetings at the highest level to argue that the corresponding countries are obliged to punish Russia together with them or else face the consequences. This is done with regard to all countries, including our closest allies (this speaks volumes about the kind of analysts Washington has). An overwhelming majority of the states with which we have a continuing dialogue without any restrictions and isolation, as you see, value Russia’s independent role in the international arena. Not because they like it when somebody challenges the Americans, but because they realise that the world order will not be stable if nobody is allowed to speak his mind (although privately the overwhelming majority do express their opinion, but they do not want to do so publicly for fear of Washington’s reprisals).

Many reasonable analysts understand that there is a widening gap between the global ambitions of the US Administration and the country’s real potential. The world is changing and, as has always happened in history, at some point somebody’s influence and power reach their peak and then somebody begins to develop still faster and more effectively. One should study history and proceed from realities. The seven developing economies headed by BRICS already have a bigger GDP than the Western G7. One should proceed from the facts of life, and not from a misconceived sense of one’s own grandeur.

It has become fashionable to argue that Russia is waging a kind of “hybrid war” in Crimea and in Ukraine. It is an interesting term, but I would apply it above all to the United States and its war strategy – it is truly a hybrid war aimed not so much at defeating the enemy militarily as at changing the regimes in the states that pursue a policy Washington does not like. It is using financial and economic pressure, information attacks, using others on the perimeter of a corresponding state as proxies and of course information and ideological pressure through externally financed non-governmental organisations. Is it not a hybrid process and not what we call war? It would be interesting to discuss the concept of the hybrid war to see who is waging it and is it only about “little green men.”

Apparently the toolkit of our US partners, who have become adept at using it, is much larger.

In attempting to establish their pre-eminence at a time when new economic, financial and political power centres are emerging, the Americans provoke counteraction in keeping with Newton’s third law and contribute to the emergence of structures, mechanisms, and movements that seek alternatives to the American recipes for solving the pressing problems. I am not referring to anti-Americanism, still less about forming coalitions spearheaded against the United States, but only about the natural wish of a growing number of countries to secure their vital interests and do it the way they think right, and not what they are told “from across the pond.” Nobody is going to play anti-US games just to spite the United States. We face attempts and facts of extra-territorial use of US legislation, the kidnapping of our citizens in spite of existing treaties with Washington whereby these issues are to be resolved through law enforcement and judicial bodies.

According to its doctrine of national security, the United States has the right to use force anywhere, anytime without necessarily asking the UN Security Council for approval. A coalition against the Islamic State was formed unbeknownst to the Security Council. I asked Secretary of State John Kerry why have not they gone to the UN Security Council for this.

He told me that if they did, they would have to somehow designate the status of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. Of course, they had to because Syria is a sovereign state and still a member of the UN (no one excluded it from UN membership). The secretary of state said it was wrong because the United States is combating terrorism and the al-Assad regime is the most important factor that galvanises terrorists from around the world and acts as a magnet attracting them to this region in an attempt to overthrow the Syrian regime.

I believe this is perverse logic. If we are talking about precedents (the United States adheres to case law), it is worth remembering the chemical disarmament in Syria when the Assad regime was a completely legitimate partner of the United States, Russia, the OPCW and others. The Americans maintain talks with the Taliban as well. Whenever the United States has an opportunity to benefit from something, it acts quite pragmatically. I’m not sure why the ideologically-driven position took the upper hand this time and the United States chose to believe that Assad cannot be a partner. Perhaps, this is not so much an operation against the Islamic State as paving the way for toppling al-Assad under the guise of a counter-terrorist operation.

This is exactly what is happening.

So far, those who are not guided by real problems, but rather by a desire to quickly grab things from freshly turned up ground. It is deplorable. Exporting revolutions – be they democratic, communist or others – never brings any good.

State, public and civilisational structures are actually disintegrating in the MENA region. The destructive energy released in the process can scorch states that are located far beyond this region. Terrorists (including the Islamic State) are claiming a national status. Moreover, they are already beginning to create quasi-governmental bodies there that engage in the administrative work.

On this backdrop, minorities, including Christians, are banished. In Europe, these issues are deemed not politically correct. They are ashamed when we invite them to do something about it together at the OSCE. They wonder why would we focus specifically on Christians? How is that special? The OSCE has held a series of events dedicated to keeping memories about the Holocaust and its victims alive. A few years ago, the OSCE started holding events against Islamophobia. We will be offering an analysis of the processes leading to Christianophobia.

On 4-5 December, OSCE ministerial meetings will be held in Basel, where we will present this proposal. The majority of EU member states elude this topic, because they are ashamed to talk about it. Just as they were ashamed to include in what was then the EU constitution drafted by Valery Giscard d’Estaing a phrase that Europe has Christian roots.

If you don’t remember or respect your own roots and traditions, how would you respect the traditions and values of other people? This is straightforward logic. Comparing what’s happening now in the Middle East to a period of religious wars in Europe, Israeli political scientist Avineri said that the current turmoil is unlikely to end with what the West means when it says “democratic reforms.”

They cannot respect their own traditions because their traditions and values have become an empty shell, an ideological mask to cover what they really are: psychopaths.

The Arab-Israeli conflict is dead in the water. It’s hard to play on several boards at a time. The Americans are trying to accomplish this, but it doesn’t work for them. In 2013, they took nine months to sort out the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I will not go into the reasons, they are known, but they failed at this as well. Now, they asked for more time to try to achieve some progress before the end of 2014, so that the Palestinians wouldn’t go to the UN and sign the Statute of the International Criminal Court, etc. Suddenly, it transpired that negotiations on Iran are underway. The US State Department dumped Palestine to focus on Iran.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and I agreed to talk on this subject some time soon. It’s important to understand that you can’t keep the problem of the Palestinian state deeply frozen forever. Failure to resolve it for nearly 70 years has been a major argument of those who recruit extremists in their ranks, “there’s no justice: it was promised to create two states; the Jewish one was created, but they will never create an Arab state.” Used on a hungry Arab street, these arguments sound quite plausible, and they start calling for a fight for justice using other methods.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Valdai Club meeting in Sochi that we need a new version of interdependence. This was a very topical statement. The leading powers must return to the negotiating table and agree on a new framework that takes into account the basic legitimate interests of all the key parties (I can’t tell you what it should be called, but it should be based on the UN Charter), to agree on reasonable self-imposed restrictions and collective risk management in a system of international relations underpinned by democratic values. Our Western partners promote respect for the rule of law, democracy and minority opinion within countries, while failing to stand up for the same values in international affairs. This leaves Russia as a pioneer in promoting democracy, justice and rule of international law. A new world order can only be polycentric and should reflect the diversity of cultures and civilisations in today’s world.

You are aware of Russia’s commitment to ensuring indivisibility of security in international affairs and holding it in international law. I won’t elaborate on this.

I would like to support the point the SVOP has been making that Russia won’t succeed in becoming a major, successful and confident power of the 21st century without developing its eastern regions. Sergei Karaganov was among the first to conceptualise this idea, and I fully agree. Taking Russia’s relations with the Asia Pacific countries to a new level is an absolute priority. Russia worked along these lines at the Beijing APEC meeting and the G20 forum. We will continue moving in this direction in the new environment created by the upcoming launch of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on 1 January 2015.

We have been treated as “subhumans.” For over a decade, Russia has been trying to establish partnership ties with NATO through CSTO. These efforts were not just about putting NATO and CSTO “in the same league.” As a matter of fact, CSTO is focused on catching drug dealers and illegal migrants around the Afghan border, and the North-Atlantic Treaty Organisation is the backbone of the international security forces, which, among other things, were tasked with fighting the terrorist threat and eliminating its financing schemes, which involve drug trafficking. We tried everything: we pleaded and then demanded real-time contact, so that once NATO detects a caravan transporting drugs and is unable to stop it, it alerts us across the border, so that this caravan could be intercepted by CSTO forces. They simply refused to talk to us. In private conversations, our NATO well-wishers (and I actually mean this in the positive way) told us that the alliance can’t view CSTO as an equal partner for ideological reasons. Until recently, we saw the same condescending and arrogant attitude with respect to the Eurasian economic integration. And that despite the fact that countries intending to join the EAEU have much more in common in terms of their economies, history and culture than many EU members. This union is not about creating barriers with anyone. We always stress how open this union is expected to be. I strongly believe that it will make a significant contribution to building a bridge between Europe and Asia Pacific.

I can’t fail to mention Russia’s comprehensive partnership with China. Important bilateral decisions have been taken, paving the way to an energy alliance between Russia and China. But there’s more to it. We can now even talk about the emerging technology alliance between the two countries. Russia’s tandem with Beijing is a crucial factor for ensuring international stability and at least some balance in international affairs, as well as ensuring the rule of international law. We will make full use of our relations with India and Vietnam, Russia’s strategic partners, as well as the ASEAN countries. We are also open to expanding cooperation with Japan, if our Japanese neighbours can look at their national interests and stop looking back at some overseas powers.

There is no doubt that the European Union is our largest collective partner. No one intends to “shoot himself in the foot” by renouncing cooperation with Europe, although it is now clear that business as usual is no longer an option. This is what our European partners are telling us, but neither do we want to operate the old way. They believed that Russia owed them something, while we want to be on an equal footing. For this reason, things will never be the same again. That said, I’m confident that we will be able to overcome this period, lessons will be learned and a new foundation for our relations will emerge.

The idea of creating a single economic and humanitarian space from Lisbon to Vladivostok can now be heard here and there and is gaining traction. Germany’s Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has said publicly (while we have been saying it for a long time) that the EU and the EAEU should engage in dialogue. The statement President Vladimir Putin made in Brussels in January 2014, when he proposed the first step by launching negotiations on a free-trade zone between the EU and the Customs Union with an eye on 2020, is no longer viewed as something exotic. All of this has already become part of diplomacy and real politics. Although this is so far only a matter of discussion, I strongly believe that we will one day achieve what is called “the integration of integrations.” This is one of the key topics we want to promote within the OSCE at the Ministerial Council in Basel. Russia is about to assume BRICS and SCO presidency. The two organisations will hold their summits in Ufa. These are very promising organisations for the new age. They are not blocks (especially BRICS), but groups where members share the same interests, representing countries from all continents that share common approaches regarding the future of the global economy, finance and politics.

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