The msm’s slander of Putin: “not my fight”

Slander of Putin: “not my fight”

by Don Hank

In response to my latest article on the Panama Papers and their false indictment of Putin, I received an email from a reader who said he had too many fights and didn’t have time to get involved in matters regarding Putin and rumors surrounding him. Obviously, he thinks this issue could never affect him and his family. And indeed, I have been covering this a lot, eg, here, here and here.

But this reader is wrong, dead wrong. It is his issue, like it or not, as I will show further on.

I got another email from someone who said Cruz and Trump were both outsiders. They are in a way, but on different levels. They are not peers in any substantive way (see below).

In response to the first, I have been around long enough to know what war propaganda is. Generally, when war propaganda starts, it is not just idle chatter on the part of the msm and political class. It generally ends up in a war that the US either loses or whose outcome harms the US and others but benefits Saudi Arabia, the most dangerous enemy of the American people – why dangerous? Because you are being told it is an ally, when it is not. It’s as if you told a small child at the zoo that the polar bears are just cute cuddly critters that want to be hugged, as you allow the child to slip innocently through the bars.

When anyone says they are not interested in the anti-Russian (and anti-Assad) propaganda because it is “not my fight,” they are in a real way saying that they don’t care whether more Americans lose their lives fighting in a useless war or not. And in the case of Russia, they are saying they aren’t a bit worried that the elites are busy stirring up a nuclear holocaust that literally threatens the fate of planet earth.

But you know what? I don’t believe them. If they thought about it for a second, they would have to admit that it is not only their fight but everyone’s fight.

Since WW II, we have not fought a war in which the “enemy” was actually an enemy of the American people (although most of the adversaries were in some way opposed to an ideology cherished by the elites). I have shown before that, contrary to what other pundits say, we are fighting on behalf of the Saudis to promote Wahhabism even as we pretend to fight the terror groups they spawn and fund (see the list below).

However, there is a major difference between Cruz and Trump that most people ignore or think is not important.

Cruz is a typical Establishment warmonger who will support the wars that help the Saudis spread deadly Wahhabism. Trump has already defied the Saudi leader on one occasion and has cut him down to size, tweeting

“Dopey Prince@Alwaleed_Talal wants to control our US politicians with daddy’s money. Can’t do that when I get elected.”

With these words, Trump shook the earth and created a plate shift felt by all of us who understand how the US has literally been controlled by the Saudis for at least a half-century. (I urge you to read this to understand how the Saudis control the Pentagon and State Department, inducing unwary Americans to kill people all over the world to spread their poisonous Wahhabi doctrines.)

No president or prominent American has ever opposed the Saudi power elite the way Trump has done. Of course, the msm reported the prince’s juvenile tweet regurgitating the words of US Neocon candidates condemning Trump as “unfit” to be president and did not bother reporting that earth-shattering retort by Trump. They almost unanimously reported that the prince had very ably put Trump in his place – displaying their complicity with the entire US Establishment and unwittingly confirming that the Establishment is indeed in bed with the Saudi cut throats and terror supporters.

Cruz doesn’t even see any of this. He apparently thinks that the main problem with our military is its strength and funding. But the main problem is how it is constantly abused and has been for the last 50 years since Kissinger-Nixon agreed to protect the Saudis in exchange for their charging only USD for their oil. It is obvious, however, that “protecting” the Saud—as stipulated in the petrodollar agreement — goes far beyond protecting their oil fields. It has led exclusively to wars that only benefit them and harm the US.

Thus the Saudis oppose, and will not tolerate, 3 kinds of leaders in the Middle East or other parts of the world that affect Muslims, and those 3 kinds are

Christian leaders,

secular leaders, and

Shiite leaders.

Washington has gone to bat for the Saudis — and against America and traditional Christian values — in every war outside of the Americas since the early 70s.

Here are some people the Saudis hated that the US elites took out:

Saddam (secular Muslim)

Ghadaffi (secular Muslim)

Assad (secular and Shiite – specifically, he is Alawite, a Shiite sect)

Iranian leaders (notice how the war drums have been constantly beating against the Iranians, even though they, as Shiites, could never have funded or founded any Sunni terror groups and even though the Saudis have been behind all the major ones such as Taliban, Al-Qaeda, ISIS…)

Serbian Christian leader Milosevic, who fought back against the Albanian Muslim terrorists. (Don’t miss my analyses of the Kosovo war here and here explaining how the US elites deceived the world to establish a Muslim state in Europe that is now persecuting Christians. BTW, as if to establish the Saudi connection, the Saudis sent billions in aid to the Muslim Kosovars after this war).

Putin (Christian leader. Our Petrodollar agreement with the Saudis explains our irrational national hatred — purely a construct of the political class — of Russia, the only world power that aids and protects the Shiite and other minorities and the Christians in Muslim areas)

If you can’t see this plain-as-day pattern it is because you don’t want to believe it.

We are being deceived by both high-ranking Democrats and high-ranking Republicans and it will stay that way, with our young men dying for useless wars until enough people wake up and see this issue of anti-Putinism for what it is, namely, a national security issue and a dire threat to you from your “government.”

Note, however, that I am not advocating a pacifist ideology. The one group we should be fighting — alongside Russia — is ISIS and its allies, so-called rebels, who are all Islamists, even though the same political class that gave us our Russia hate is also falsely telling you that these “rebels” are on “our” side. ISIS is of course the one group that Washington is not fighting – except in its fictional narrative reflected in the msm.

Yet when Russia and Assad proved that they could and would fight ISIS for real, US government agencies and Soros dug up phony dirt on him. Phony because he is the only world leader included in the Panama Papers “scandal” who has not either himself or thru family members participated in offshore dealings — which, by the way, are not illegal.

It’s another small step toward a war that will please the Saudis immensely but will also harm your country immensely.

Those magnificent men and their lying machines

Those magnificent men and their lying machines

by Don Hank

Stratfor, a web site that purports to be a tool for strategic forecasting, generally presents a viewpoint and focus that have been identified as Neoconservative and pro-Establishment. Back in 2014, I commented here on Stratfor when I noticed that some of my friends had mistaken it for a reliable information source instead of the propaganda tool that it actually is. Since the Pentagon and State Department are apparently the target clients, the reporting a part of the strategy itself, with a view to influencing rather than informing. This makes Stratfor part of the msm and the Establishment, which Americans increasingly, justifiably, mistrust.

Stratfor’s latest effort, titled “Those who are (and are not) sheltered from the Panama Papers,” looks on the surface to be an objective overview of the different world leaders who were reportedly “exposed” in the Panama Papers.

Almost as soon as the Panama Papers “scandal” broke, I immediately realized that this was timed by the global elites to embarrass Putin so that he would get the minimum amount of credit for routing ISIS in their important Syrian strongholds. He wasn’t supposed to be there but here he was making the Pentagon and State Department look like the phonies they were. Anyone with half a brain knew all along that the elites were only pretending to fight ISIS, which was, after all, birthed and nourished as a joint venture between Washington and Riyadh, as revealed here

and here, for example, as well as in scores of other venues. It’s never been a secret for anyone who knows how to use Google. In response, I wrote this analysis on April 4.

Other keen analysts also saw through the scheme, eg, as expressed in this commentary. By now anyone who can read can easily see that the Panama Papers report is a scam. In fact, none of the reports on this topic even state that the law firm of Mossack and Fonseca has ever done anything illegal. Offshore accounts have been around forever and no one has ever seriously tried before to make the case that they are illegal. Until now. Because the elites think they have caught a big fish in their dragnet and can bring down the regime of the man who dared to protect the Christians and minorities in Syria.

I saw through Stratfor’s little game immediately when I started scanning his article and I wrote the following to him by clicking on the link he helpfully provided for that purpose.
My response to his article:


Dear Stratfor,

You dedicate 5 paragraphs to Russia, more than any other region or country. Yet your story on Putin is the only one on a national leader in which neither the leader himself nor his family was involved in offshore dealings. I think this is part of the Western spin that Russians are complaining about [the article had mentioned this—Don]. Further, offshore companies are not illegal and do not necessarily imply corruption on the part of people who use them. However, how could you blame a Russian leader for hiding funds from US scrutiny? Several Russian nationals’ bank accounts were seized by the US government in response to the Crimeans’ free choice to accede to Russia, and not one of these Russian depositors was found guilty of any wrongdoing. The illegal act was perpetrated not by the Russian nationals but by the US Justice Department. The US is becoming increasingly arbitrary in seizing and freezing other people’s money and is focused on Russia because that country refuses to kowtow to Washington. BTW, I see that Stratfor is a corporation, whereas it is really owned and operated essentially only by one man, you. Aren’t corporations often used to hide income?

BTW, I bet most of my readers have heard that Putin is sitting on at least a $40 billion fortune. This myth is masterfully put to rest by Alexander Mercouris, who writes (all emphasis mine):

The first time I heard allegations that Putin was a billionaire was in 2006 when they were made by an individual called Stanislav Belkovsky.

Belkovsky was an associate of the exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky.  He was one of Russia’s original “political technologists” (ie. spin-doctors) whose heyday was in the 1990s.  Belkovsky was also the first person to put a figure on Putin’s billions.  He said Putin was worth $40 billion and was the richest man in Europe.

Belkovsky has at various times put Putin’s wealth even higher.  On occasion he has put it as high as $70 billion and occasionally figures as high as $200 billion get quoted.

The figure of $40 billion however appears to have stuck and this is the most commonly cited figure for Putin’s wealth amongst those who believe the allegations against him are true.

Belkovsky’s claims centred on a company called Gunvor, a major international commodities trader dealing mainly in oil products which is registered in Switzerland.  

Belkovsky claimed that Putin owned a large share of Gunvor and that Gennady Timchenko – a Russian businessman who was one of Gunvor’s co-founders and co-owners – was in reality Putin’s front man.

This claim is nonsense. 

Mercouris then says that the US Treasury started to regurgitate this lie and use it against Putin and other prominent Russians. Later, he says that The Economist, a notorious anti-Russian rag with a glossy reputation that it does not deserve, inserted this myth in the pages of one of its editions. The article goes on:

In 2009 the allegations that Putin owned an interest in Gunvor became the subject of a libel action between Gunvor and The Economist which in an article it published in November 2008 appeared to lend weight to Belkovsky’s allegations.

The libel action ending with The Economist publishing an apology and retraction in which it admitted that Putin has no interest in Gunvor.  The Economist’s statement of retractionreads as follows:

“In a section of our special report on Russia entitled “Grease my palm” (29 November 2008) we referred to Gunvor and its co-founder, Gennady Timchenko. 

We are happy to make it clear that when we referred to the “new corruption” in today’s Russia, we did not intend to suggest that either Gunvor or Mr Timchenko obtained their Russian oil business as a result of payment by them of bribes or like corrupt inducements. 

Rosneft sells only 30-40% of its oil through Gunvor rather than the “bulk” of Rosneft’s oil (as we described it). 

We accept Gunvor’s assurances that neither Vladimir Putin nor other senior Russian political figures have any ownership interest in Gunvor. We regret if any contrary impression was given.”

 Mercouris goes on to report that this libel suit did not put an end to the $40 billion myth and that both the US government and the Neocon press continued to perpetuate it. The article is full of details on other anti-Russian myths that were similarly discredited but continue to circulate because of the disgraceful disdain that Western elites have for the truth.

Look what’s happening in the European region that NATO “defended”

Look what’s happening in the European region that NATO “defended”

by Don Hank

From the site: Pravoslavie.RU

From the fourteenth century to the present day, the land of Kosovo and Metohija has been, and will always remain, the spiritual heartland of the Serbian Orthodox nation. Sanctified by a multitude of monasteries and churches as well as by the blood of martyrs, the holy land of Kosovo occupies a place of honor and reverence within the souls of all believing Serbs.

The pretext behind Bill Clinton’s war in Kosovo was genocide against the Albanian Muslim Kosovars, supposedly perpetrated by the Christian Serbs.

Now Kosovo is a holy land to Orthodox Serbs. It holds sites of some of the first churches and sacred monuments ever built in their country – in fact, some of the first in Europe. Some are around1,000 years old.

A joint report was recently issued by In Defense of Christians (IDC) and Knights of Colombus (KC) for the purpose of inducing the US Congress to issue a statement that the persecution of Christians in the Middle East is genocide. While this IDC/KC report mentions how the Knights of Columbus had defended Christians persecuted in Mexico under President Plutarco Calle, in Italy under Mussolini and in communist bloc countries, it does not mention persecution of Serbian Orthodox in Kosovo and Greek Orthodox in Cyprus. It is hoped that eventually, the situation in Kosovo and other parts of the former Yugoslavia will be brought to light. However, time is of the essence.

Once submitted to Congress, their report produced the desired effect. Not only did Congress issue a statement declaring persecution of Christians in the Middle East to be genocide, but the Obama administration was forced to reluctantly follow suit, for fear of losing face. However, while the report presents a meticulously detailed account of the known murders and persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria, it does not mention the genocide in Kosovo, which is ongoing and is a hideous blemish on US foreign and military policy. It should give pause to anyone who has advocated that NATO be “strengthened” (eg, Ted Cruz and followers) rather than dismantled (as suggested by Donald Trump). In effect, while IDC and KC are to be commended for their meticulous study and efforts to bring this report to the US Congress, by singling out only the Middle Eastern Christians, sadly, their report glosses over Bill Clinton’s biggest crime, the Kosovo War, which I described here. The ulterior motivation for this war, and all Middle East wars in which the US engaged, was described here.

This accusation of “genocide” by the Christian Serbs was far from supported by the facts on the ground, which, according to reports from Serbian bloggers and others, seemed to suggest the inverse, ie, genocide against Christians by these supposed victims, who may have made some missteps in defending themselves against criminal Albanians but unquestionably had the right to defend themselves. In fact, as reported, for example, by the BBC here, the UN declared after the war that – at variance with the US allegations – the situation in Kosovo did not rise to the level of genocide against the Albanian Muslims. But it was too late. You can’t wind back a war.

The Serbian Parliament issued a report here taken from a speech by Chief Delegate Aleksandar Cotric at the autumn session of the International Secretariat of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy, held in Nicosia, Cyprus, from November 22 to 25. The excerpts appearing in the following are my translations from the Serbian from this site. Cotric’s speech contained horrific details rarely reported outside of Serbia, and while the Serbian Parliament’s site did include these details in its Serbian-language site, its English language site omitted them. Here are my translations of the salient details (emphasis mine):

“Since 1999, Serbian clergy, monks and temples of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosovo and Metohija have been exposed to constant attacks, threats and provocations by Albanian terrorists and extremists.”

“Since then more than three hundred thousand Serbs have been expelled from their homes in Kosovo and Metohija, and about 150 churches, monasteries and other religious objects were destroyed, damaged and desecrated.

“More than ten thousand icons, ecclesiastical art and liturgical objects were also stolen or destroyed, and about six thousand tombstones at about 350 Serbian Orthodox cemeteries destroyed or damaged, while in more than 50 Serbian Orthodox cemeteries, there is no monument left intact…”

The sanitized version of this report in English, authorized by the National Assembly (Parliament) of the Republic of Serbia, mentions, like the IDC/KC report, only the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and completely ignores the situation in Kosovo, even though the Kosovar persecution follows the same signature MO as the ISIS persecution in the Middle East. The Serbs who wrote this report would have had every right, and obligation, to report at their English-language site, the above-described ongoing destruction of an entire Serbian region ever since the end of the war in 1999.

Another English-language page of this National Assembly site goes so far as to mention the “Kosovo-Metohija issue” but does not elaborate. Thanks to media self-censorship, no non-Serb would have any idea what this issue is or that it involves genocide against Christians by the Muslim Albanians that NATO purported to protect. How does one protect thugs? Did Ted Cruz know about this when he recommended that NATO be “strengthened”?

So why did the Serbian government not speak out on the dire situation of Christians in Kosovo at its English-language site?

That’s easy. Serbia has applied for accession to the EU and the negotiations are ongoing. The EU is a US puppet and may not mention that the US’s (and NATO’s) war in Kosovo has been wreaking havoc in that region for 17 years. We must all be good little puppets.

Likewise, the Facebook site of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy, which appears in English, Russian and Greek, also omits the above details of Christian persecution in Kosovo – in each of those languages – obviously for the same reason. So if a European state wants to join the EU, it had better not tell the truth about the dire situation facing your Christian population. This situation perfectly fits the definition of tyranny.

I went to the Assembly’s Facebook page and posted, admonishing them to stop the self censorship and warning them that they would be better off outside the EU, which had acquiesced to the destruction of Kosovo in cowardly fashion.

There are a few honest and balanced reports on the Kosovo war and its causes, for example, at this site.

An excellent video at this site presents an honest picture of the situation in Kosovo before, during and after the war. Note the role of the Americans in assisting the Albanian Muslims to purge the Christians.

Very obviously, the Kosovo war was not about preventing genocide. It was part of a larger effort by the Western elites to eliminate Christianity.


60 Minutes: declassify proof of Saudi role in 911 w/ Bush complicity

60 Minutes: Declassify proof that Saudis committed 911 attacks w/ Bush complicity

by Don Hank

CBS’s 60 Minutes presented on April 10, 2016 a “compelling case for releasing 28 pages on 911,” which apparently indict Saudi Arabia for its substantial support for the 911 hijackings and terror. The Bush administration kept these 28 pages secret and the Obama administration continues to keep them locked up.

Whether or not you buy into the theory that the attacks were a false flag and that the Bush administration actually planned and contributed to the carnage, the fact remains that it definitely aided and abetted the enemy by hiding the Saudi complicity in the 911 attacks. We need to focus on that and that alone because it is sufficient to justify a trial for the horrific crime.

I am going to tell you what I think, straight out: The Bush administration is guilty of complicity in the murder of 2-3 thousand Americans. And this in no way mitigates the complicity of the Democrats who voted to keep these 28 pages under wraps and who were also complicit in the murder of thousands of Kosovars (as discussed here and here) and in the murders committed by ISIS, which they refused to stop or even hinder. (Lord willing, I will soon be posting a report on the anti-Serbian Orthodox holocaust in Kosovo that is happening today and is being censored everywhere, even by the Serbian government).

I had said here in June of 2014 that Washington DC is the seat of the Caliphate. I was not talking about any specific political party. They’re all in it together.

The 60 Minutes program is more evidence of the same and once this program has forced the government to declassify those damning 28 pages, the impact will be explosive, not only in the US but in the world at large (Tony Blair was a US puppet who joined the US war on Iraq even though that country had virtually nothing to do with the 911 attacks).

Now since CBS has a leftist slant, we need to guard against the false conclusion that the Republicans are more guilty of such crimes than the Democrats. The Kosovo war, Bill Clinton’s brainchild, and its immediate aftermath saw NATO airstrikes deliberately targeting civilians, as I describe here (if you click on

this link from that commentary, you will see a video taken by a NATO pilot who had deliberately destroyed a civilian train in Kosovo), and hideous crimes like murder for organ harvesting as reported by our friend Bernard Chalumeau here.


PS: I was running out of time and had not intended to post the above commentary on However, I did send it out to a research group of individuals who submit and read articles and comments submitted daily by members of that group (to apply for membership, write to Don Hank at I received this response:

Brilliant piece Don!!!! Giving it LEGS!

Ppl are slowly beginning to connect the dots, I believe, on the fact it’s no longer Conspiracy that US Govt. Has Been operating as a Criminal Enterprise for decades.  

I’ve Not read Roger Stone’s recent release on “Jeb, and the Bush Crime Family,” but is on my list of reads, – it’s unfortunate but reality, ALL US media is a propaganda machine for the Oligarchs… Only through bits and pieces, alternative media, websites such as yours, are the ONLY sources for truth anymore… & the MAIN reason TPTB are trying to take control of the internet, to limit the flow of their plans to commit evil against humanity for profit and power…

I want to power puke every time I read a Comment by clueless individuals, who herald the Bushes….OR!!!! use the worn out statement, “Well, at least Bush kept us safe!”

God help us…. So much ignorance in the population it is mind numbing.

Many aren’t able to SEE Truth when it’s right in front of Them!!!!


PPSS: Michael, one of our researchers, just sent this list of references in:

How the FBI is whitewashing the Saudi connection to 9/11

FBI accused of whitewashing Saudi Arabian involvement in 9/11

Andrew Napolitano: The Saudi Arabian Government’s Involvement In 9/11 Finally Revealed; FBI, Bush and Obama All Covered It Up

Jeb Bush: “I Don’t Know What the 28 Pages Are”

U.S. Must Stop Protecting 9/11 Terrorism Funders

How Saudi Arabia exports radical Islam

“The White House should be called the ‘White Tent.’

Our Radical Islamic BFF, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It

Largest “moderate” group in Syria calls for “an Islamic state” in country, Sharia law imposed in Northern Aleppo




Commemorating the 1968 anti-Jewish campaign in Poland

Commemorating the March 1968 anti-Jewish campaign in Poland

by Don Hank

The Jerusalem Post recently ran a column commemorating the expulsion of Jews from Poland in March of 1968 in the regime of Wladyslaw Gomulka.

The Jews in communist Poland in 1968 were seen as sympathetic to Israel’s gains in the 6 Day War of 1967, by which Israel seized considerable land, including the Syrian Golan Heights and this angered the communist regime, leading to said expulsion of Jews.

Issues surrounding Israel are always delicate at best, particularly this Six Day War. Note that current Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad’s father Hafez was not yet the leader of Syria at the time of the war, but did side with Russia, which helps explain the Neocon hatred of Bashar Al-Assad today. On the other side of the ledger, Bashar Al-Assad, while still an opponent of Israel due to the loss of territory in the 1967 war, is a stalwart protector of Syrian Christians and other minorities.

Further, in 1994, at President Clinton’s persuasion, his father Hafez had adopted a conciliatory stance toward Israel. Yet when Bashar tried in 2007 to hold peace talks with Israel, the Bush administration took an inexplicable hardline approach. Likewise, Israel rebuffed him with surprising harshness as described here.


“Attempting once again to break the impasse, Syria’s ambassador to the United States called for talks to achieve a full peace agreement with Israel in late July 2008. “We desire to recognize each other and end the state of war,” Imad Mustafa said in remarks broadcast on Israeli army radio. “Here is then a grand thing on offer. Let us sit together, let us make peace, let us end once and for all the state of war.”

Three days later, Israel responded by sending a team of commandos into Syria to assassinate a Syrian general as he held a dinner party at his home on the coast.”

The first paragraph of the above quote is confirmed here, but this source fills in a missing key fact: the Syrians were offering peace in exchange for return of the Golan Heights to Syria.

The last paragraph of this quoted portion is confirmed by no less than the Times of Israel here.

(Footnote: This bizarre behavior becomes understandable only in light of the US’s petrodollar agreement with the Saudis, by which the US became a de facto mercenary force for Saudi Arabia in exchange for the latter’s propping up the US dollar.  By virtue of its economic and security dependence on the US, Israel is also bound to the same terms, creating a de facto US-Israel-Saudi axis. The Saudis’ Wahhabi sect of Sunni will not tolerate any non-Sunni or secular leader in the Middle East and has enlisted US aid in ousting all such leaders since the mid-60s. Thus you will recall that the attackers on September 11, 2001 were almost all Saudis, who belonged to Al-Qaeda, a Saudi-founded and funded terror group. Yet GW Bush completely ignored these facts and gave the Saudis a pass, apparently believing the US public would never figure out the motivation behind his actions. Be sure your sin will find you out… Numbers 32:23).

Later, in the 70s, Russia staged a similar anti-Jewish purge. These events have led some to consider Russia (and to a lesser extent, Poland) to be anti-Jewish. Yet Putin has traveled to Israel and come back with glowing reports of a prosperous and friendly country. He not only apparently has his own personal positive feelings toward Israel but also knows that Russian Christians consider Israel to be the Holy Land that gave them the Bible and Jesus. Unlike Western leaders, Putin honors the culture and religion of his people. Despite propaganda to the contrary, Christians – whether American or Russian – are the most Israel-friendly group in the world. Putin has also negotiated extensively with Netanyahu, who seems to understand Russia’s potential role as an ally and protector, even as it judiciously maintains a precarious balance between Israel and Hezbollah in Syria.

I was in Poland in the early 70s and heard nothing about this purge. In fact I met Jewish people with important posts in the Polish government.

The point is that it was not the Russian or Polish people who spawned the anti-Jewish sentiment that boiled over in Poland in 1968 and in Russia in the 70s. It was the communist government.

While there are still ultranationalist Russian groups trying to stir up anti-Semitic sentiment, Putin has wisely charted a course that circumvents, and where possible, suppresses these groups. (I watch or read almost all of Putin’s press conferences and speeches and can confirm that no audience member ever asks Putin any anti-Semitic question. It is clear to me that he would severely reprimand anyone who dared to express anti-Semitic views.)

The irony of it all is that the Neocons in the West are trying to minimize, smear and eventually overthrow Putin simply because he will not kowtow to them. Yet they must realize that, should Putin leave office, a real hardline warmonger could come along and replace him. One of the main complaints among the Russians is that Putin is too soft on the West but that is because his is a 100% diplomatic style. I think Putin is by far the smartest statesman the world has seen in a long time, perhaps ever.

Thus the Neocons are on a reckless, potentially suicidal course that could end in WW III, a nuclear one at that.

Donald Trump is the only candidate who does not talk like a warmonger. Ironically, despite all the propaganda to the contrary, the world is probably safer with a Trump presidency.

Crack analyst confirms my assessment of Panama Papers reporting

Crack analyst agrees with my assessment of Panama “scandal”


by Don Hank

I suggested to you here that the Panama story that falsely linked Russian president Vladimir Putin to an offshore account (in a scheme that is not illegal anyway) was manufactured and reported at this point in time because Putin and Assad had just routed ISIS from Palmyra (and Al-Qaryataini, which I neglected to mention), two brilliant military moves that make Washington’s do-nothing government look almost as bad as it is.

It was a no-brainer for a long-time observer of Russia bashing vs the real Russia.

Here is another long-time observer of the same phenomena, Pepe Escobar, providing essentially the same analysis (minus the fact that the timing is designed to drown out the praise for Putin/Assad’s routing of ISIS) plus some additional details about others allegedly involved and the motives for the exposure of the scandal. For example, Escobar points out that some of the others smeared in the story are prominent in BRICS, an economic union that challenges the US-dominated World Bank and IMF (which I wrote about here, showing why these US led institutions can’t compete in the free market, which is why they are desperate to keep the market from being free – this Panama report is part of that effort).

Note that the leaked story, reported by Russia bashers of long standing, eg, the Guardian and a German paper loyal to NATO (which I discussed at length here), does not mention any of the presumably numerous US clients of the now-smeared Panamanian law firm Mossack and Fonseca. The reporters cherry picked the data to show only the depositors whom the Washington schemers seek to destroy. You may wonder why David Cameron was mentioned. I think it is possibly because Cameron has been promising the UK a referendum to leave the EU and he is linked – wrongly – with the Brexit – which he in fact is trying to derail but is caught between a rock and a hard place because the majority of Brits want out of the EU and he is obliged to pretend he is with them. The US-centric global elites consider him a traitor to their scheme of world domination, of which the EU is the European centerpiece.

This scandal  may well be a shot over his bow to keep him in line with Washington’s desires. But more than anything it was a dragnet intended for Putin, who must be denigrated at all costs by the Washington establishment – which only pretended to fight ISIS for years – so that the public will not admire him for saving Syria from ISIS and making the Washington vipers look like the nest of vipers they are.

Nothing happens that is not politically motivated. And if the msm tells you something, assume it is a lie until proven otherwise.


Russian vs US foreign policy

Russian vs US foreign policy

by Don Hank

Our thanks to our UK friend Viv for a video link to an excellent exposition by Nikolai Starikov, a brilliant geopolitical analyst. The US has some analysts of this caliber, such as Pat Buchanan but will never give them political power. (I had commented here under the heading “Culture,” on the State Department’s puzzling refusal to hire competent geopolitical analysts).

The “professional” analysts in Washington are for the most part anti-analysts who perceive it as their task to ram through an ideology described as “Western values,” whose main purpose is to destroy traditional Western values throughout the world, particularly Christian values (I had shown here that the US-controlled World Bank imposes values that deny sovereignty to Third World countries). The Starikov talk is well worth watching and reading the subtitles! You will hear a real professional analyst in contrast to the absolute know-nothings who are routinely interviewed on TV. There are rare exceptions such as Stephen Cohen, a true expert on Russia who bucks the current and is not afraid to tell the truth.

I viewed the video twice and 4 things became clear:

1—The US government has fostered wars for more than a half century, for example, by creating Pakistan out of India. Why? Starikov implies it is for control. He says that pattern has always been to create a territory and an anti-territory. Pakistan was the anti-India, created by the West. The Satanists in Washington (he doesn’t use that term but it fits perfectly) created Islamic terror groups there to harass India, just as they have done throughout the Middle East and in Kosovo, for example. They think this will give them control over the world (naturally, they will ultimately fail because they can’t deceive enough of their own people indefinitely to keep up this foul game.) Starikov echoes my commentary “Who is the real bully in the Ukraine crisis?,” showing that in Ukraine, the Washington elites had created an “anti-Russia” by initiating and supporting a violent coup and eventually a war. He says that Russia is unable to counter the US strategy simply by recognizing the Lugansk and Donetsk rebel republics because that could lead to war with Russia and thousands of casualties. Russia, by not recognizing these break-away republics, is actually preserving the peace.

2—Starikov advocates using reason and logic and not emotions when forging foreign policy.

3—However, there are hotheads in Russia (such as Alexander Dugin, whom Starikov does not mention by name) who are guided by emotions, and the implementation of their ideas could sabotage the Putin plan, leading to war. (Obviously, Dugin is Putin’s polar opposite in his position on the Ukraine, even though there are Russia-bashing writers who insist that Dugin is Putin’s “mentor,” as I pointed out here).

4—The current Russian government want peace. This is not to say that its motives are all sterling and altruistic. However, peace would ultimately benefit everyone, even the US, by bringing about prosperity and enabling free trade everywhere.

Ironically, if all countries fostered peace, they would all benefit equally, for a win-win situation. What we have now, thanks to US foreign policy, is a lose-lose situation.

While Starikov does not mention this, the US, by constantly antagonizing Russia, eg, with economic sanctions and with a perpetual barrage of anti-Russian commentaries in the msm, as I have pointed out here, for example, is creating enormous resentment in Russia, even though Putin has kept his cool through it all. Should Putin leave office for whatever reason, a leader of a more excitable temperament may very well lack Putin’s discipline and self control and might easily adopt a belligerent stance, threatening war and perhaps even going there. The results would be unthinkable. I believe this is the main reason that shadow-government figures such as Kissinger, Soros and George Friedman have recently warned against further antagonizing Russia. And you may recall that it was these very men who played the Russia bashing game best. So if they are now afraid, caution is advised.

msm: Forget Putin/Assad routed ISIS

msm: forget Putin/Assad liberated Palmyra


by Don Hank


Remember my article “Horrible news! Russia and Assad rout ISIS”?  I just KNEW at that time that the msm would not let this news sink in before they ran a blitz of anti-Putin articles to help you forget. Well, sure enough.

The Neocon propaganda machine is running full tilt now that Putin and Assad routed ISIS from Palmyra even as the US government and NATO sat on their hands and did exactly nothing. The do-nothing West’s embarrassment is so overwhelming that they needed a huge dose of propaganda to hide their red faces. And the msm obliged them with two whoppers today. (I can’t wait to see what they manufacture tomorrow).

First they “broke” a story about how world leaders used an offshore account. These leaders were mostly Western, including David Cameron’s father, and Putin was not involved. Yet the Guardian ran a hit piece making it appear that Putin was the main culprit when it was only a friend of his that was involved. AND it was not illegal! In case you need to, read this to detox your mind.

Likewise, this hit piece from the Activist Post was intended to take your mind off the heroism by Assad and the Russian air force and make the US and NATO look respectable again. In other words, do the impossible.

Among other absurdities, it says

“In 2012, the CIA proposed a clear and specific plan to oust Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad — which likely would have also prevented the phenomenal rise of ISIL —”

Woa there! Simmer down! How could ousting Assad have stopped ISIS when it was the US (along with their buds the Saudis) that spawned ISIS in the first place and it was ultimately Assad’s troops that routed them, with Russian assistance?

And nota bene: the author never explains how ousting Assad could have helped stop ISIS. This assumption that ousting Assad would stop ISIS has been used for years but none of the msm propagandists even TRIES to explain how or why because the msm figure the sheeple will swallow their swill every time.

It’s like 2 friends, one of whom invests in a stock that then skyrockets in value, and he also has urged the other friend, who is kind of slow, to do likewise. So when the smart friend strikes it rich, the stupid friend — who kept his money under a mattress — resents him and goes around telling everyone that the now-rich friend is to blame that the stupid one didn’t invest. Come on, Folks, you aren’t falling for this malarkey are you?

These ex Obama officials quoted in the article are Neocons who want to work in the next administration and are hoping it will be anyone but Trump! They know that the public – which they assume is Russophobic and still fighting the cold war – will join them in their irrational hatred of Putin even though ISIS would still be slaughtering Christians in Syria without his help. These same ex-officials went on Fox News to repeat these same absurdities.

Even if Putin and Assad had subdued every terrorist in the world, no Western reporter would give them credit. Instead, they would claim that they started the terror in the first place. Remember when they all shrieked back in September that Putin ONLY wanted to defeat the “rebels” and were no doubt in bed with ISIS? Now that that myth is deconstructed, they’ve lost no time in cranking out new ones.

This is how the war machine works, Folks, starting with propaganda. If you fall for these stories and dutifully hate Russia and Assad, WW III could be just around the corner.

This time, let’s just say no.


Who is the REAL bully in the Ukraine crisis?

Who is the REAL bully in the Ukraine crisis?


by Don Hank


The anti-Trump Neocons at Fox News are at it again. They recently aired interviews with ex-officials of the Obama government who blamed most of the world’s current ills on Russia, calling Putin a bully (standard fare today) because his country defended the Russians in Crimea and extended the offer to hold a referendum and should it succeed, to accede to Mother Russia. The Neocon-backed Kiev thugs were backed up by the biggest bully of all: The Washington DC government.

During the Maidan coup, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland was on hand in Kiev, handing out cookies to the rioters (knowing that this was an illegal armed confrontation). The story of Nuland’s perfidious role in the Kiev violence is documented here. Nuland admitted on video here that it cost the State Department $5 billion to create the ignominiously failed state of Ukraine, which today has an economy equivalent to that of Haiti.

George Soros also admitted on the Fareed Zakaria program that he had a hand in the Ukraine coup, as I pointed out here. And we all know that if George had a hand in this coup, it must have been the right thing to do, right?

To get an idea of how this “democratic” experiment has fared so far, you need only read this report:


“In little over a year, living standards in Ukraine have fallen by half, the value of the currency has slumped by more than two-thirds, and inflation has skyrocketedto 43%. Yet, even as the economy has collapsed, the government has insisted on economic policies that can only be termed suicidal.

By tearing up contracts with Russia in 2014, Ukraine’s defence and aviation industries lost 80% of their income.”

Putin’s actions to protect his people certainly does not make him a bully by anyone’s standards except those of the State Department and our increasingly Neocon government. In fact, Putin would be seen as a bully by his constituents if he denied them protection and sided with Washington.

You say why did the Russian speakers need protection? The photos in this article and this video illustrate it best.

Two films present a balanced picture of the Ukraine war, one made by a German and one made by a French film maker.

You can view the German documentary in English here and the French film with subtitles here.

Now, given the above background facts, let us take a quick look at the presidential hopefuls of both parties and their views on the Ukraine conflict. This article provides a summary showing that almost all of the Republicans and Hillary on the Democrat side (they do not mention Trump or Sander) want to “arm Ukraine,” meaning the Kiev government that caused all the destruction and death of the civilians depicted in the above-linked articles and videos.

Even Ted Cruz, who is supported by various “pro-life” groups, is one of those who wants to arm the Kiev government that is killing off Eastern Ukrainian civilians. As if 8000 dead is not enough.

Hillary has said here:

“I am in the category of people who wanted us to do more in response to the annexation of Crimea and the continuing destabilization of Ukraine.”

Thus Hillary, like most of the GOP candidates, apparently has no regrets that the State Department she headed created the conditions for a coup in the Ukraine, plunging the country into chaos and war, and thinks that Putin is to blame for everything because his protection of his fellow Russians there is “destabilizing” the country. He should let them die. When she says “do more,” she is saying sanctions aren’t enough. Other than sanctions, there would be military options, but she won’t commit to that. However, she is the one who cackled when NATO and its terrorist allies brutally murdered Ghadaffi. How’s that for compassion?

Bernie Sanders calls for a “measured response” but says the US should “stand up” to Putin for protecting his people.

So if a bully in the schoolyard were to pick on a skinny kid and the skinny kid turned out to be a black belt in karate and had some friends who knew how to fight, apparently, Bernie and Hillary would say someone needs to “stand up” to the skinny kid and support the bully.

Trump’s view is reported here:


“Putin does not respect our president whatsoever,” said Trump.

But he held back from promising more U.S. support for a nation where almost 8,000 people have been killed since April 2014, saying that it was Europe’s responsibility.

This reporting style, which we have come to expect from the msm, makes it seem as if all 8000 victims had been killed by Putin. Yet the Eastern Ukrainians have no planes and do not invade the Western part of the country, whereas Western Ukrainian government has been sending in the bombers to the East. How’s this for biased reporting aimed at making voters hate and distrust Trump?

While Trump too seems to miss the tragic plight of the Russian speakers in Eastern Ukraine, he has been the candidate whose statements least reflect a willingness to plunge the US into war or to aid the aggressive Kiev government and its fascist militias.



Assad’s engineers unearth ISIS horrors in Palmyra

Assad’s engineers unearth horrors in Palmyra. We have Washington to thank


by Don Hank


Following the liberation of Palmyra by the Russians and Assad’s forces, horrors were unearthed.


Palmyra mass grave: Tortured women & children among dozens of ISIS victims unearthed by Syrian Army

The Syrian Army is unearthing a mass grave consisting of at least 40 corpses, many of them women and children. They were butchered by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the recently liberated ancient city of Palmyra.

The grave was discovered by engineers and “popular defense forces” in the Masakin al-Jahizia neighborhood of the city, which lies only 500 meters from the ancient ruins, SANA reports.

This is reminiscent of the Russian liberation of Auschwitz, another act of bravery and heroism by the Russians that gets short shrift in the history books.

I would not be surprised if historians started attributing the liberation of Palmyra to the US and NATO.

Listen, folks, this city, where priceless ancient art treasures were blown to bits and Christians and other minorities had their throats slashed, was saved NOT by the US government or NATO, which sat on their hands as the city was destroyed — even though those caravans of white ISIS Toyotas presented a perfect target for air bombing. It was criminal negligence. But it was worse than that. The US and its European partners supported the armed uprising against Assad from the very start and supplied the terrorists with arms.

Palmyra was finally saved by Russia and the Syrian government — the ones you and I are told to hate, and many of us obediently hate them, without an inkling of who they are. They hate them because the media and the Establishment told them to. Many naïve Americans who call themselves anti-Establishment go right along with the plot. And yet they are playing into a system that threatens not only our country but the fate of planet earth.


We must never forget the words of the majority of GOP presidential candidates trying to sound like tough guys and talking garbage, saying that if they were president, the US would shoot down Russian planes in Syria or drive them out.

Friends, we will never be a free nation if we can’t distinguish wisely between friend and foe and between demagogue politicians and intelligent men who know what’s best for America (we have one such candidate but are being told to hate him too).

The shameful truth is that Washington PAID and ARMED so-called “rebels,” many of them belonging to Al-Qaeda, and other leaders wiser and more moral than ours defeated them and their ally ISIS. Do I need to remind you that Al-Qaeda – which receives US aid in Syria – is the terror group that killed between 2 and 3 thousand Americans on our own soil?

Talk about distinguishing friend from foe! America so far has not shown that ability!

I heard Carly Fiorina say in one of the debates that she would shoot down Russian planes in Syria. Did she not know that they were the only ones willing and able to defeat ISIS? That is not only evil but in fact, intensely stupid and suicidal. Russia and China would then team up and WW III, a nuclear war, would inevitably follow. What alarmed me the most was that not one reporter in the room challenged that brainless statement and the US public sort of sat there mesmerized, wondering if she was right, imagining that allowing Russia and Assad to defeat ISIS would be a catastrophe instead of the blessing that it truly was. But she was in good company. John Kasich expressed similar racist hatred for all things Russian and promised to confront them if elected.

And let’s see what a potential next president thinks of Putin, the man chiefly responsible for the heroic liberation of Palmyra from ISIS:

“If U.S. foreign policy is so bungled that it makes Putin seems like the good guy and an advocate for peace, we have done something very, very wrong,” he said.

Gee, Ted, are you sorry that Putin drove ISIS out of major swaths of Syria, saving the lives of thousands of innocent women and children? Does defeating ISIS seem like a bad thing to you? And yet you seem to think NATO, the organization that killed Ghadaffi, destroyed Kosovo and plunged vast regions into chaos that sent millions of refugees — riddled with terrorists — to Europe, must be strengthened? And an alarming number of Americans are now condemning Trump, the only man in the pack who said we should allow Putin to destroy ISIS and possibly abolish NATO. (See this article for insight into what NATO has done to destabilize vast swaths of territory and cause untold harm in Europe and the Middle East).

If America survives this next decade, it will NOT be thanks to our wisdom, but purely by the grace of God!

Don Hank