The Russian National anthem performed by the Alexandrov ensemble. – JWS
Early on Christmas Day as the nocturnal Russia Analyst prepared for bed, we read the God-awful news: a Russian military Tupolev 154 airliner had crashed off the Black Sea coast of Sochi, in southern Russia. The #Tu154 had 92 souls on board, 84 passengers and eight crew.
As of Monday, December 26, Russian government sources are seeking to damper speculation that a bomb on board may have brought down the jet. But questions linger as to how a single or even catastrophic engine failure or explosion could’ve brought the aircraft down so quickly, without an apparent distress call. Or how a highly experienced crew which included a pilot who had safely landed after a potentially disastrous Tu-154 somersault on approach a few years ago could’ve committed a fatal error. Coming as it does just days after a Russian ambassador was assassinated in front of an APTN cameraman in Ankara, Turkey, the question of whether this was a dirty deep state enemy action looms in the minds of individuals like my friend, The Saker.
The tale of Three Wise Men has been told and re-told during the Christmas season for hundreds of years. Perhaps it gives people a warm and fuzzy feeling to think that some influential group of men felt moved to pay homage to that one special baby who would grow up to change the world. Would it surprise you to know that, contrary to the traditional dramatization, the Three Magi were just intel agents of our old nemesis, that Babylonian Bankster Priesthood, off on a mission to squash any Messianic dissent from the established narrative?
Merry (western calendar) Christmas world from Team RogueMoney! – JWS
It’s that time of year, in which Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin holds a marathon hours-long press conference taking questions from both prominent global media outlets and obscure newspapers in the Urals. During the press conference, Putin took a parting shot at Hillary Clinton and the Democrats who accused him of personally ordering the hacking of the U.S. election through the release of emails from the DNC and John Podesta’s easily phished by some guy in Kiev Gmail account.
In a sign that perhaps Putin’s speechwriters listen to RogueMoney guest and LaRouchePAC board member Harley Schlanger, the Russian President said “losers always look for someone to blame, but they should first of all look at themselves.” Putin sarcastically asked whether Russian hackers could be blamed for the Dems losing seats in the U.S. Senate, and stated that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt would be embarrassed by today’s Democratic Party (which incidentally, after Hillary’s humiliating defeat is at its weakest in terms of legislatures and governorships since before FDR took office in 1932). Putin also described the Dems use of ‘administrative resources’ (read: politicizing the CIA to push ‘the Rooskies aided Trump’ talking points from anonymous Clintonistas at Langley) as ‘absolutely shameless’.
Before sitting down for over three hours to answer questions from across Russia’s nine time zones as well as international journalists (one of whom wore a traditional Kurdish head dress), Putin composed an old school holiday telegram to his partner in great power negotiations, President elect Donald J. Trump…
Bradley C. Birkenfeld is the most significant financial whistleblower in history and the author of Lucifer’s Banker: The Untold Story of How I Destroyed Swiss Bank Secrecy, (November 2016). As an international private banker he exposed how UBS, the world’s largest bank, helped ultra-wealthy Americans commit billions in tax fraud. His bombshell revelations cracked the impenetrable fortress of Swiss banks, proving that offshore financial institutions systematically aided clients’ tax evasion, corruption and terrorist activities. His case triggered monumental changes in banking laws, the federal tax code and international tax treaties.
In 2005, despite a thriving career spanning Credit Suisse, Barclays Bank and UBS, Birkenfeld could no longer keep silent about bank-enabled tax fraud. When UBS rejected his concerns, he turned to the U.S. authorities. Though jailed for 30 months, he was soon vindicated with a record-breaking IRS reward: his work had enabled the U.S. Treasury to recover $15 billion in back taxes, fines and penalties. The case set off a domino effect of international investigations into offshore banking’s secret crimes, including the Panama Papers and much more. Now retired, Birkenfeld is a philanthropist and supports whistleblowing efforts worldwide…(author bio/book page)
Thanks to Russian and Iranian (including Lebanese Shi’a Hezbollah, who have established a Christian auxiliary in recent years!) support for the Syrian Arab Army, for the first time in four years, Aleppo residents both Christian and Muslim can celebrate the birth of Christ without fear of being shelled by jihadist ‘rebel hell cannons’.
It’s my hope and prayer that with the transition coming on January 20, 2017, the previously hijacked and now ridiculous U.S. State Department will finally stand with the persecuted Christians of Syria — not with their so-called ‘moderate’ takfiri tormentors and killers.
What an incredible time to be alive. Thank you RogueMoney readers around the world for all your readership, comments, support and prayers for us. – JWS
Soviet dictator Josef Stalin allegedly said, “One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic”. Had Stalin lived to see the strange proxy war played out in Ukraine between Washington and Moscow since 2014, he’d probably say an addendum, which is that several Russian servicemen’s disavowed combat deaths in the Donbass are big news. Whereas the thousands of ‘missing’ (actually dead) Ukrainian soldiers and volunteer battalion members are irrelevant to advancing the US/NATO Narrative, and therefore remain (hidden) statistics…which the media outlets promoting Bellingcat’s latest ‘report’ on Russian rocket and artillery fire at Ukrainian Army units back in 2014 have refused to properly investigate. But as we enter 2017, the great Ukrainian combat deaths cover up is about to catch up with the mainstream media and the U.S.-propped up regime in Kiev, because the incoming Trump Administration is not going to be inclined to do the likes of Sens. McCain and Graham the favor of sustaining the cover up inherited from the Obama Administration…
Over the past couple of decades, cities have been using an interesting and unique tax scheme to help pay for sports stadiums without putting too much of a burden on their own citizens. It is called the hospitality tax, and is only imposed on out of state individuals who stay at hotels, casinos, and other resort or overnight facilities.
Back in mid-July after the failed putsch against Turkish president turned dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Team RogueMoney and other alt-media gave extensive coverage to what was going on at the Incirlik Air Base, where many of the alleged coup plotters in Turkey’s military served alongside U.S. counterparts before being arrested for treason. One of the oddities we noticed at the time was how some military oriented media such as Stars and Stripes were forced into covering the cutoff of electricity to the base, a key installation for the hosting of American B61 tactical nuclear bombs in Europe, due to the legitimate concerns of family and friends about the U.S. servicemen sweating in the summer heat without air conditioning at the facility.
However, to read articles published by Clinton Watts or Andrew Weisburd written for War on the Rocks (WoTR) and The Daily Beast, you’d think any doubts expressed on Facebook or Twitter about the security of Incirlik, its large tactical nuclear arsenal and the American servicemen and women there were all fabricated by sophisticated Russian propaganda trolls. In the aftermath of a Turkish policeman’s assassination of a Russian Ambassador raising the question of Islamist if not ISIS infiltration of Turkey’s security forces, and the prospect of the next attack (one that won’t be sickeningly welcomed by a columnist for the NY Daily News) being against a U.S. diplomat or facility like Incirlik, Watts’ and Weisburd’s poo-pooing of last July’s power cutoff merits another look. So too, does the faux Atlanticist, globalist agenda the two men are pushing — which comes perilously close to advocating a fulltime, U.S. government run propaganda machine to attack the alt-media in real time for allegedly repeating Russian government-produced agitprop.
Continue reading Cold Turkey: How War on the Rocks’ Contributors Clint Watts and Andrew Weisburd Lied By Omission About the Incirlik Power Cutoff (But Trust Them, Russia Hacked the Election for Trump)