As Brussels is tightening the screws on Russia by threatening to shut the country off from one of the quickest and safest ways to receive and send money via electronic bank transfers, Moscow is getting ready for any eventuality in case of a shutdown.
Andrey Krutskikh, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for International Cyber Security Cooperation, voiced Moscow’s readiness to respond if Russia is disconnected from the SWIFT global payment network. However, according to him, threats to disconnect Russia from the SWIFT system are unlikely to be realized.
Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has warned that relations between Moscow and Washington have plummeted to levels last seen during the Cold War. He believes threats and sanctions will result in “permanent instability.”
“In recent years, relations between Russia and the United States have actually shifted from rivalry to confrontation, essentially returning to the Cold War era,” Medvedev, who now serves as the deputy chairman of the country’s Security Council, wrote in an article for news agency RIA Novosti on Friday.
“Sanctions pressure, threats, confrontation, defense of one’s selfish interests – all of this is plunging the world into a state of permanent instability,” he added.
In particular, Medvedev noted what he called an “organized campaign of harassment against Russia,” such as Washington’s opposition to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and the US attitude towards Ukraine.
In the equivalent of the US State of the Union address for Russia, the country’s president Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address to Russian legislators and top government and church officials on April 21.
The notable event focused mainly on domestic affairs, yet also included Putin drawing a clear ‘red line’ against NATO and the Biden administration’s intensifying military provocations in the Black Sea focusing on Crimea and Ukraine. The address was virtually blacked out by European and US news media.
Here is the entire speech, with English translation:
Two detachments of the Russian Army, along with three airborne units, are ready to act in the event tensions with the West escalate into full-blown fighting, Moscow announced on Tuesday following a surprise inspection of troops.
After paying a visit to the soldiers, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told journalists that the personnel met the standards required for the situation. “The troops have shown full readiness and ability to fulfill the tasks of ensuring the country’s military security,” he said. “Currently, these associations and formations are engaged in drills and exercises.”
Global thermonuclear war–Scarier than COVID (Really!)
Tucker Carlson FoxNews April 13, 2021
“Are we willing to go to war with Russia over Ukraine?” Tulsi Gabbard argues that the Biden administration needs to deescalate growing tensions between US/NATO and Russia or risk a global nuclear conflagration.
This is the most important story that political leaders and Western media have almost completely “blacked out” in lieu of the latest and inventible coronavirus ‘vaccine’ recalls.
ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XI ON ATHEISTIC COMMUNISM TO THE PATRIARCHS, PRIMATES, ARCHBISHOPS, BISHOPS, AND OTHER ORDINARIES IN PEACE AND COMMUNION WITH THE APOSTOLIC SEE.
Pope Pius XI March 14, 1937
Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Benediction.
The promise of a Redeemer brightens the first page of the history of mankind, and the confident hope aroused by this promise softened the keen regret for a paradise which had been lost. It was this hope that accompanied the human race on its weary journey, until in the fullness of time the expected Savior came to begin a new universal civilization, the Christian civilization, far superior even to that which up to this time had been laboriously achieved by certain more privileged nations.
2. Nevertheless, the struggle between good and evil remained in the world as a sad legacy of the original fall. Nor has the ancient tempter ever ceased to deceive mankind with false promises. It is on this account that one convulsion following upon another has marked the passage of the centuries, down to the revolution of our own days. This modern revolution, it may be said, has actually broken out or threatens everywhere, and it exceeds in amplitude and violence anything yet experienced in the preceding persecutions launched against the Church. Entire peoples find themselves in danger of falling back into a barbarism worse than that which oppressed the greater part of the world at the coming of the Redeemer.
The War Hawks are back at the helm in Washington DC, vowing to embark on a cyberwarfare program against Russia infrastructure over the next month, as Al Jazerra reports:
Russia has expressed its alarm after it was reported the United States was planning a series of covert counterattacks on Russian networks, saying such strikes would amount to cybercrimes.
The report by The New York Times on March 7 said the planned US move would be in response to the hacking of SolarWinds software that US officials say was conducted by Russia, something Moscow denies.
“This is alarming information,” Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesman, said on Tuesday. “This would be pure international cybercrime.”
US intelligence agencies in January said Russia was likely behind an enormous hack of government departments and corporations.
As usual the public is offered no substantive proof that Russia carried out any such hacks. Rather, it is expected to believe an administration that overtly stole an election, abetted by US political leaders on both sides of the aisle who routinely lie and deceive their constituencies.
The shadowy Barry Soetoro and his band of communist cronies are clearly back in power, under the guise of the senile senior exec.
Editor’s Note: The geopolitical and economic forecasting found on the mysterious Deagel.com website has been discussed by alternative news media for close to a decade. In September the site issued an updated forecast based on the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic. The following is Deagel.com’s recently revised disclaimer of its Forecast 2025.
TruNews provides a thoughtful overview of Deagel.com and the data therein on its January 28 program.
In 2014 we published a disclaimer about the forecast. In six years the scenario has changed dramatically. This new disclaimer is meant to single out the situation from 2020 onwards. Talking about the United States and the European Union as separated entities no longer makes sense. Both are the Western block, keep printing money and will share the same fate.
After COVID we can draw two major conclusions:
The Western world success model has been built over societies with no resilience that can barely withstand any hardship, even a low intensity one. It was assumed but we got the full confirmation beyond any doubt.
The COVID crisis will be used to extend the life of this dying economic system through the so called Great Reset.
CIA’s top EMP expert and Congressional advisor warns of heightened potential for sabotage
Patrick Hayden NTD January 29, 2021
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden suspended President Donald Trump’s order to secure our electric system. Some say this opens a path for China to exploit America’s power grid.
NTD speaks to Dr. Peter Vincent Pry. A former CIA officer, Dr. Pry serves as Executive Director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security, a Congressional Advisory Board dedicated to achieving protection of the United States from electromagnetic pulse (EMP), cyber attack, mass destruction terrorism and other threats to civilian critical infrastructures on an accelerated basis. Dr. Pry also is Director of the United States Nuclear Strategy Forum, an advisory board to Congress on policies to counter Weapons of Mass Destruction.
On December 18 President Trump signed a memo allowing the U.S. Attorney General to use classified information in connection with the review of intelligence activity related to the 2016 election.
It is now common knowledge that the Obama administration, via the FBI, began an operation titled “Crossfire Hurricane,” to surveil the Donald Trump presidential campaign several months before the 2016 presidential election, and thereafter, up to and including the present Republican incumbent’s swearing in.
The “Russian collusion” hoax continued until Robert Mueller’s investigation exonerated Trump ticket from any alleged nefarious ties to Russia.
There are two emerging narratives that are being seeded by the mainstream media as weapons for censoring post-election information online. I know this first-hand because I’m getting inbound media requests daily asking how Gab plans to “handle the election.”
Graphika partners with DARPA, The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Facebook, Google and more to “map social media landscapes and reveal unique patterns in information diffusion.” In other words: it appears that Graphika partners with the Deep State, the mainstream media, and Big Tech to track you and shut you up.
This week a new narrative is emerging: pressure social networks to censor post-election information from President Trump and anyone who supports him.