warning: trailer contains some profanity and uncensored scenes of war
Post-9/11, the War on Terror had outlived its usefulness.
The minds behind the think tanks that drive America’s interventionist foreign policy decided that the U.S. needed a new enemy,
so they chose an old one -- Russia.
Part 1: A Catalyzing Event 1hr 25mins
Cheney, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld were ubiquitous in the news media as they took every available opportunity to market to America an aggressive preemptive war policy. But from where did their ideas originate? The answer is a tightly knit and eminently well placed group of neoconservative thought leaders, chief among them Bill Kristol and Robert Kagan. Part 1 begins in the panicked weeks after 9/11, as Kagan et al. seized upon the hysteria surrounding the anthrax letter attacks to further shape America’s perception of reality, planting the seeds for endless future military engagements. George W. Bush may have been understandably perceived as an idiot, but watching these wonks and academics drive the ideological engine for his administration belies a much more sophisticated strategy at play.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has renewed his call to establish an independent fact-finding committee on the 9/11 incident, urging trial of those who engineered the event.
"Plotters of the September 11 incident should be brought to trial. While regional nations knew nothing about the event, yet countries were occupied [because of it]," IRNA quoted President Ahmadinejad as saying in a press conference in the Azeri capital of Baku on Thursday.
"A fact-finding committee which is trusted by nations should investigate the 9/11 event," he added.
The president emphasized that if US statesmen truly possess firm documents about what happened during the incident, as they claim, they should not fear the establishment of a fact-finding committee and can produce their evidence to the body for a probe.
Medvedev and Chávez unveil deal for ‘a new world order’
by Marcus Papadopoulos
Friday, October 22nd, 2010
Russia and Venezuela are strategic partners and stand for the building of a new world order, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev announced during a two-day visit to Moscow by Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez.
After the conclusion of talks, Mr Medvedev said: “Russia and Venezuela have a strategic partnership – we are close friends.” He noted that Moscow and Caracas stand for “forming a modern and fair world.”
Chavez, Ahmadinejad Want 'New World Order'
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the visiting Hugo Chavez joined forces yesterday in slamming US “imperialism” and seeking “a new world order,” al-Jazeera reports.
An example of State Crimes Against Democracy (SCADS) - Conspiracy if you will ...
Does the name "Lee Hamilton" ring a bell? Could author Robert Parry be drawing the wrong conclusion here?
Key October Surprise Evidence Hidden
By Robert Parry (A Special Report)
May 6, 2010
A Russian government report, which corroborated allegations that Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign interfered with President Jimmy Carter’s Iran-hostage negotiations in 1980, was apparently kept from the Democratic chairman of a congressional task force that investigated the charges a dozen years later.
Lee Hamilton, then a congressman from Indiana in charge of the task force, told me in a recent interview, “I don’t recall seeing it,” although he was the one who had requested Moscow’s cooperation in the first place and the extraordinary Russian report was addressed to him.
If the Russian FSB does false-flag attacks on its own citizens, why the efforts to bury the story in the US?
Gawker.com (of all places) translates this story into Russian:
BANNED IN RUSSIA
Эй, вы можете прочитать запрещенную статью GQ про Путина здесь
Larisa Alexandrovna has been pursuing the FSB apartment bombing story, in this update she covers the GQ censorship, and quotes from coverage by 9/11 Truth-trasher and Goldman 'Vampire Squid' Sachs 'conspiracy theorist' Matt Taibi:
GQ buries Russia's FSB false-flag ops...
Why 'GQ' Doesn't Want Russians To Read Its Story
by DAVID FOLKENFLIK
September 4, 2009
For war journalist Scott Anderson, the most confounding part of his recent assignment for GQ magazine to explore the root of terrorist acts in Russia a decade ago wasn't the suggestion of treachery and subterfuge he found.
August 20, 2009
WHY IS AFGHANISTAN SO IMPORTANT?
John Foster, Toronto Star - A glance at a map and a little knowledge of the region suggest that the real reasons for Western military involvement may be largely hidden.
Afghanistan is adjacent to Middle Eastern countries that are rich in oil and natural gas. And though Afghanistan may have little petroleum itself, it borders both Iran and Turkmenistan, countries with the second and third largest natural gas reserves in the world. (Russia is first.)
Turkmenistan is the country nobody talks about. Its huge reserves of natural gas can only get to market through pipelines. Until 1991, it was part of the Soviet Union and its gas flowed only north through Soviet pipelines. Now the Russians plan a new pipeline north. The Chinese are building a new pipeline east. The U.S. is pushing for "multiple oil and gas export routes." High-level Russian, Chinese and American delegations visit Turkmenistan frequently to discuss energy. The U.S. even has a special envoy for Eurasian energy diplomacy.
USA needs nuclear explosion to turn the world into dictatorship
23.12.2008 Source: Pravda.Ru
Is the United States going to put dictatorship into effect under the guise of the anti-terrorist struggle? What may trigger another major transformation in 2009? The answer is obvious: another 9/11 in the USA.
Terrible and bloody events are in store for the world in the beginning of 2009. Most likely, the world will witness a reality show with a nuclear blast, which will be used as a reason for the US administration to change the world order again and leave the new Great Depression behind. There is every reason to believe that the Russian Federation may suffer as a result of this possible initiative too.
Joe Biden made a sensational statement on October 19, 2008. He said that Barack Obama would have to undergo an ordeal during the first six months of his stay in the White House. It will be the time of a very serious international crisis, when Obama would have to make tough and possibly unpopular decisions both in home and foreign politics.
Report: Russians Move Into Georgia Rebel Area [MSNBC, 8/8/2008]
Cheney: Russia's Invasion Of Georgia "Must Not Go Unanswered" [Associated Press, 8/10/2008]
Putin Assails U.S. Over Conflict With Georgia [Associated Press, 8/11/2008]
Georgia Appeals For Help Over Russia "Invasion" [Reuters, 8/11/2008]
War Between Russia And Georgia Orchestrated From USA [Pravda, 8/11/2008]
U.S. Releases $250,000 Dollars For Emergency Aid In Georgia [AFP, 8/11/2008]
Russia's Medvedev Halts Military Action In Georgia [Associated Press, 8/12/2008]
Bush Warns Russia To Pull Back In Georgia [ABCNews, 8/12/2008]
YouTube links for Friday evening's historic telecast on Russia state TV Channel One have been posted, and the discussion following the telecast of "ZERO: Investigation into 9/11" begins halfway through Part 11 - anybody working on an English translation of this?
The full broadcast (including the film) can be found in 15 parts here:
Here are the discussion segments in need of English translation:
Part 11 (discussion begins in mid-clip)
FORMER U.S. SENATOR HART URGES PARTY TO SOFTEN STANCE ON RUSSIA
By Peter Duveen
PETER'S NEW YORK, August 29, 2008--Although Democrats have generally taken a hard line toward Russia regarding its conflict with neighboring Georgia, former U.S. Senator Gary Hart said yesterday he believed his party should consider a more toned down response to the dispute between the two nations.
Earlier this month, Georgian troops attacked South Ossetia, where both Russian and Georgian peace keepers were stationed under an international agreement. Russia responded by invading Georgia and neutralizing its military. Both Democrats and Republicans have fallen over each other to condemn Russia's actions. But Hart, in statements made at a panel discussion sponsored by the National Democratic Institute and the Center for U.S. Global Engagement, said a "more nuanced" approach to the situation was more appropriate. Hart said he has been a participant in a recently formed commission to improve American-Russian relations. He said the commission would come out with a statement in the near future.
Direct quote from his interview on CNN with Wolf Blitzer:
"This is about basic values of humanity... This is all about the future of the world order. And I think there are much bigger things that are at stake here than just Georgia. For me, it's all about my country. But for the wider world, it's about the future world order."
You can watch for yourself here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/10/georgia-president-mikhail_n_118018.html -it's around minute 5.
What we are hearing on the media here in Spain mentions nothing of Georgia's previous move on South Ossetia, as if this had no importance... world drive by crazies, this is what we get, wwIII provocations :S
Also, I couldn't rip the video to upload to youtube, but someone should definitely do so!
Can you say O-I-L? : )
How imperial rivalries stoked war in Georgia
Lee Sustar looks at the roots of Russia's war on Georgia.
August 12, 2008 | Issue 678 
ACCORDING to the Western media, the Russian military's bloody invasion of the former Soviet republic of Georgia is all about "Russian imperialism" and the "Cold War" mentality of Vladimir Putin, the Russian president-turned-prime minister and still the country's leading political figure.
Certainly, Russia's aim to dominate Georgia--which fell under Moscow's control in the late 18th century and was formally annexed in 1801--are imperial in nature. But it's revealing that after selling the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq as exercises in "promoting democracy," the corporate media is finally willing to characterize a great power's expansionist military moves as "imperialist."
Russian masterstroke protects Iran, American public
By Peter Duveen
PETER'S NEW YORK, August 13, 2008--Russia was able to accomplish more than to show its might in the recent action it took to protect an Eastern European enclave of disputed sovereignty (South Ossetia). It was able to open up a potential new front in the simmering conflict between the United States and Russia, and prevent American military resources from being squandered on an adventure in Iran. As a result, Russia may be the only force the American people can rely upon to stave off a disastrous expansion into the Middle East.
Commentators almost universally admit that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have left the American military overextended. The American economy is now in the worst shape it has been since the recession of the late 1970s. And the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming presidential elections will surely make any decision regarding action against Iran improbable. This may indeed be the respite Americans need to reshape foreign policy and reign in a federal government gone mad over foreign military exploits based on pretexts that have been shown to be entirely false.
"I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops. Uh, depending on the breaks." - General Buck Turgidson in "Doctor Strangelove"
"Vice President Dick Cheney was more blunt, telling Georgia's president that "Russian aggression must not go unanswered, and that its continuation would have serious consequences for its relations with the United States."
"Asked to explain Cheney's phrase "must not go unanswered," White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said, "It means it must not stand." White House officials refused to indicate what recourse the United States might have if the attacks continue."
"Surely we cannot simply stand by as an autocratic aggressor gobbles up part of — and perhaps destabilizes all of — a friendly democratic nation that we were sponsoring for NATO membership a few months ago." - William Kristol
A neocon proxy war against Russia while the Iran blockade fleet assembles?
Are they really that arrogant? That reckless? That death-loving insane?
The Pipeline War: Russian bear goes for West's jugular
By Svetlana Skarbo and Jonathan Petre
Last updated at 1:00 PM on 10th August 2008
The war in Georgia escalated dangerously last night after Russian jets reportedly bombed a vital pipeline that supplies oil to the West.
After a day of heightening international tensions, Georgian leaders claimed that the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, which transports oil from the Caspian Sea to Turkey, had been attacked. But it is thought the bombs missed their target.
Their claims came after Russian jets struck deep into the territory of its tiny neighbour, killing civilians and ‘completely devastating’ the strategic Black Sea port of Poti, a staging post for oil and other energy supplies.
Reports last night also said that Russia had bombed the international airport in Tbilisi.
A bloodied woman lies injured in the ruins of an apartment block in Gori after another Russian air strike