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“When the rich make war, it’s the poor that die.” ~ Old Russian Saying
By Catherine Austin Fitts
The Saker hears the drumbeats of war. On this week’s Solari Report, Saker and I discuss his latest, A Russian Warning co-authored with Dmitri Orlov and Dr. Eugenia V Gurevich:
“We, the undersigned, are Russians living and working in the USA. We have been watching with increasing anxiety as the current US and NATO policies have set us on an extremely dangerous collision course with the Russian Federation, as well as with China. Many respected, patriotic Americans, such as Paul Craig Roberts, Stephen Cohen, Philip Giraldi, Ray McGovern and many others have been issuing warnings of a looming Third World War. But their voices have been all but lost among the din of a mass media that is full of deceptive and inaccurate stories that characterize the Russian economy as being in shambles and the Russian military as weak—all based on no evidence. But we—knowing both Russian history and the current state of Russian society and the Russian military, cannot swallow these lies. We now feel that it is our duty, as Russians living in the US, to warn the American people that they are being lied to, and to tell them the truth. And the truth is simply this: If there is going to be a war with Russia, then the United States will most certainly be destroyed, and most of us will end up dead.”
The Saker gives us an update on the Ukraine and the impact, along with events in the Middle East and US and European sanctions, on the Russian economy. We cover the ancient history of tensions between Russia and the Western nations and revisit why the Russian people are so supportive of Putin’s efforts to resist accommodation. Saker suggests some of the actions we can each take to reduce the chances of war.
Our discussion raises important questions about the shift to a multi-polar world. If the US offers countries two options – submit to multinational corporate control or be destroyed – it is only a matter of time before the world shifts into a deflationary spiral or war. Where are the incentives to cooperate and honor agreements that are the basis of global economic growth?
In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review the film 13 Hours about the six soldiers (as contractors, they were referred to as “security operators”) who fought to protect the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. The US Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens died in the attack along with his information officer Sean Smith and two soldiers, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both former Navy Seals. The unanswered questions about the events of that evening as well as the destruction of Libya continue to plague both US foreign policy and relations. The film is also a reminder of the reliance of the US on current and former special forces officers given a military stretched globally and why the chances of an institution of a draft after the Presidential election are rising.
This week’s Solari Report is a reminder of the importance of praying for and supporting peace in all that we each do.
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