Iran is the no.1 state sponsor of terror and according to president Trump, Soleimani was a monster. Obama was taking out Osama Bin Laden and everybody said is was OK, but there is hysteria because Trump was taking out Soleimani who was a dangerous terrorist.
When Osama Bin Laden was taken out, oil prices did spike before it declined again, and we see the same situation now. But there is one thing that makes this case different. America has become the nr.1 exporter of oil, and that is a game changer.
Soleimani was designated as a terrorist by the U.S and the EU for his alleged involvement in attacks that led to the deaths of American troops stationed abroad. The entity he led, the Quds Force is considered a terrorist arganization by Canada, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and The U.S.
Soleimani supported Hezbollah in Lebanon and helped bolster the government of Bashar al-Assad, a key Iranian ally, during Irans operations in the Syrian Civil War. He also helped to plan the Russian military intervention in Syria. Some countries in Europe are also supporting Hezbollah.
Hezbollah allies are Iran, Syria, Russia, Lebanon, Iraq, Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela. They also get support from Amal Movement, Houthis and Hamas. Hezbollah was founded in the early 1980`s as part of an Iranian effort to aggregate a variety of militant Lebanese Shia group into a unified organization.
Hezbollah acts as a proxy for Iran in the ongoing Iran-Israel proxy conflict. Hezbollah was conceived by Muslim clerics and funded by Iran primarily to harass Israel. Its leaders were followers of Ayatollah Khomeini.
Hezbollah`s military strength has grown so significantly that its paramilitary wing is considered more powerful than the Lebanese Army, and they organized volunteers who fought on the Bosnian side during the Bosnian War.
Since 2012, Hezbollah has helped the Syrian government during the Syrian civil war in its fight against the Syrian opposition, which Hezbollah has described as a Zionist plot and a «Wahhabi-Zionist conspiracy» to destroy its alliance with Assad against Israel. It has deployed its militia in both Syria and Iraq to fight or train local forces to fight against ISIL.
ISIL stands for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). Officially known as Islamic State (IS). Also known by its Arabic-language acronym Daesh.
ISIL gained global prominence in early 2014 when it drove Iraqi government forces out of key cities in its Western Iraq offensive, followed by its capture of Mosul and the Sinjar massacre.
The group has been designated a terrorist organization by the United Nations. ISIL is widely known for its videos of beheadings and other types of executions of both soldiers and civilians, including journalists and aid workers, and its destruction of cultural heritage sites.
The United Nations holds ISIL responsible for committing human rights abuses, genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. ISIL committed ethnic cleansing on a historic and unprecedented scale in northern Iraq.
Their ideology is Islamic nationalism, Anti-Zionism, Anti-imperialism, Shia Jihad, Khomeinism, Anti-West and Antisemitism. Their religion is Shia Islam. Trump said he is trying to stop a war. Not to start a war. Huh. Is he trying to stop Islamic globalism?
Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq end at session highs amid tensions with Iran.
Russia is a big country, but like many other countries, it also has a dark side; The Communists. Lenin killed Tsar Nicholas II and his family and stole the country. A story most of the Russians aren`t proud of. The Communists was the worst terrorist organization ever. What they did was big crime.
The abdication of Tsar Nicholas II on 15 March 1917 as a result of the February Revolution ended 304 years of Romanov rule, establishing the Russian Republic under the Russian Provisional Government in the lead up to the Russian Civil War.
In 1918, the Tsar and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks and the 47 surviviors of the House of Romanov`s 65 members went into exile abroad. (If you are interested in that story you can watch it on Netflix).
Putin are interested in the history of
the Tsar family called Romanov and want to celebrate what they
started hundreds of years ago. What Lenin and his army did was crime
and that is nothing to celebrate.
That`s why Putin in 2005 created Unity
Day, also called Day of People`s Unity or National Unity Day in
Russia which is a national holiday held on November 4.
It commemorates the popular uprising
which expelled Polish-Lithuanian occupation forces from Moscow in
November 1612, and more generally the end of the Time of Troubles and
turning point of the Polish-Muscovite War (1605-1618).
The day`s neme alludes to the idea that
all classes of Russian society united to preserve Russian statehood
when there was neither a tsar nor a patriarch to guide them. In 1613
tsar Mikhail Romanov instituted a holiday named «Day of Moscow`s
Liberation from Polish Invaders».
It was celebrated in the Russian Empire
until 1917, when it was replaced with a commemoration of the Russian
Unity Day was reinstitued by the
Russian Federation in 2005, when the events of the year 1612 have
been celebrated instead of those of 1917 every November 4 since. The
day is also the feast day of the Russian Orthodox icon of Our Lady of
The holiday replaced the Day of Accord
and Reconciliation, established by former President Boris Yeltsin
following the collapse of the Soviet Union, which was itself a
replacement for Revolution Day. Huh….what a mess.
President Vladimir Putin reestablished
the holiday in order to replace the commemoration of the October
Revolution, known as the Day of Great October Socialist Revolution
during Soviet period and as the Day of Accord and Conciliation in
post-Soviet times, which formerly took place on November 7.
Putin`s decision angered some sections
of the public, particularly the Communist Party, who continued with
celebrations on November 7. Putins`s predecessor, Boris Yeltsin took
a limited action of changing the name of the holiday, by completely
removing it. It goes back and forth.
So, after Lening and his criminal
gangsters killed the Romanov family and overthrow the centuries -old
monarchy, Russia emerged from a civil war in 1921 as the newly formed
Soviet Union. The World`s first Marxist-Communist state. It became
one of the biggest and powerful nations in the world until it
collapsed in 1991.
The United Socialist Soviet Republic
(U.S.S.R), was made up of 15 Soviet republics; Ukraine, Uzbekistan,
Armenia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia,
Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Russia, Moldova, Rajikistan and Turkmenistan.
They were occupying nearly one-sixth of Earth`s land surface.
Radical Leftists revolutionaries
overthrew Russia`s Tsar Nicholas II and ended centuries of Romanov
rule and that was the beginning of the Russian Revolution in 1917.
The Communists called the Bolsheviks established a socialist state.
The civil war started and it was a war
between the Communists and the Capitalists. The Red Army was backed
by the Bolshevik government. They defeated the White Army backed by a
large group of monarchists, capitalists and supporters of other forms
The Bolshevik`s had a secret police
called Cheka in a periode known as Red Terror. They carried out a
campaign of mass execution against supporters of the czarist regime
and against Russia`s upper classes.
But Lenin past away in 1924 and Joseph
Stalin came to power. The dictator ruled by terror with a series of
brutal policies, which left millions of his own citizens dead. Stalin
transformed Soviet Union from an agrarian society to an industrial
and military superpower.
Stalin had a lot of plans, and focused
on collectivizing agriculture and rapid industralization. Before
World War II, Stalin enforced the collectivization of the
agricultural sector. Rural peasants were forced to join colective
People that owned land or livestock
were stripped of their holdings, and hundreds of higher-income
farmers, called kulaks, were executed and their property confiscated.
The Communists believed that consolidating individually owned farms
into a series of large state-run collective farms would increase
agricultural productivity. But the opposite was true.
The productivity dropped and this led
to a devastating food shortages. Millions died during the Great
Famine of 1932-1933. The U.S.S.R denied the Great Famine in many
The Ukrainian famine (Holodomor) is
also known as «starvation» and «to inflict death,» claimed the
lives of nearly 4 million people. That`s 13 percent of the
population. At that time, it was many protesters, and like other
Communists in this world, the dictator didn`t like that.
Stalin eliminated all opposition to his
leadership by terrorizing Communist Party officials and other public
through his secret police. This is how a totalitarian policestate is
600,000 Soviet citizens were executed
during the height of Stalin`s terror campaign known as the Great
Purge between 1936 and 1938. Millions of people in Soviet were
deported, or imprisoned in forced labor camps, also known as Gulags.
Soviet defeated Nazi-Germany at the end
of World War II, but Americans and British feared the spread of
communism into Western Europe and worldwide. So what did they do?
In 1949, the United States, Canada and
its European allies formed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
(NATO). They formed an alliance between countries of the Western bloc
and NATO was a political show of force against the U.S.S.R and its
The Communists didn`t like that, so the
Soviet Union in 1955 consolidated power among Eastern bloc countries
under a rival alliance called the Warsaw Pact, and that started the
The Cold War would persist in varous
forms until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, and it was a power
struggle waged on political, economic and propaganda fronts between
the Eastern and Western blocs.
But Stalin past away in 1953, and
Nikita Khrushchev rose to power. He became Communist Party secretary
in 1953 and premier in 1958. This is the man John F Kenndy had a lot
of meeting with. Why? Khrushchev installed nuclear weapons just 90
miles from Florida`s coast in Cuba. He instigated the Cuban Missile
Crisis in 1962.
Khrushchev made a lot of refoms that
made Soviet society less repressive. He criticized Stalin for
arresting and deporting opponents and took steps to raise living
conditions, freed many political prisoners, lossened artistic
censorship and closed Gulag labor camps in a time called
Deteriorating relations between the
Soviet Union and neighboring China and food shortages across the
U.S.S.R eroded Khrushchev`s legitimacy in the eyes of the Communist
party leadership. Members of the Communist Party removed Khrushchev
from office in 1964.
Later on, another communist party
politician rose to power. Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in 1985. He
introduced two sets of policies he hoped would reform the political
system and help U.S.S.R become a more prosperous and productive
nation. These policies were called Glasnost and Perestroika.
Glasnost was a plan for political
openness. It adressed personal restrictions of the Soviet people.
Glasnost eliminated remaining traces of Stalinìst repression, such
as banning of books. Newspapers could criticize the government, and
parties other than the Communist Party could participate in
Perestroika was a plan for economic
restructuring. Soviet Union began to move toward a hybrid
communist-capitalist system. (This system is more like the system we
see in China today). The communists created a committee called
Politburo. They would still control the direction of the economy, but
the government would allow market forces to dictate some production
and deveopment decisions.
Gorbachev came to power only 6 years
before Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. It started in the 1960`s when
the Communists Party elite gained wealth and power while millions of
average Soviet citizens face starvation. Soviet citizens didn`t have
basic needs such as clothing and shoes.
The divide between the extreme wealth
of the Politburo and the poverty of Soviet citizens created a
backlash from younger people who didn`t like the Communist Party`s
ideology as their parents had. On top of that, Soviet faced foreign
attack on the economy.
President Ronald Reagan isolated the
Soviet economy in the 80`s from the rest of the world and helped
drive the oil prices down to the lowest level. When the gas revenue
dropped, the U.S.S.R began to lose its hold on Eastern Europe.
Gorbachev`s reforms didn`t work well
and did more to hasten the collapse of the Soviet Union than to help
it. They started to lose control over the Soviet people and that was
the beginning of a new movement in the Soviet satellites of Eastern
In 1989, a political revolution started
in Poland and that spread to other countries that led to the toppling
of the Berlin Wall. On Saturday it is 30 year since the destruction
of the wall that divided Berlin physically and ideologically from
1961 to 1989.
By the end of 1989, the U.S.S.R had
come apart at the seams. An unsuccessful coup by Communist Party
hard-liners in August 1991 sealled the Soviet Union`s fate by
diminishing Gorbachev`s power and propelling democratic forces, led
by Boris Yeltsin to the forefront of Russian politics.
In 1991, Boris Yeltsin rose to power,
and served ass the president of Russia until 1999. Though a Communist
Party member for much of his life, he came to believe in both
democratic and free market reforms, and played an instrumental role
in the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was the
first freely elected leader in Russia`s 1,000-year history. He became
well known for railing against corruption and fired hundreds of
Gorbachev`s Glasnost and Perestroika
program had hoped to change but not destroy the Soviet Union, but he
resigned on December 25, 1991, and 6 days later the Soviet Union
officially dissolved and was replaced by a political weak
Commonwealth of Independent State that Yeltsin had established along
with his counterparts in Ukraine and Belarus.
With the Soviet Union out of the way,
Yeltsin eliminated most price controls, privatized a slew of major
state assets, allowed for the ownership of prive property and
otherwise emraced free market principles.
Under his watch, a stock exchange,
commodities exchange and private banks all came into being. As
president, Yeltsin broke from his Soviet predecessors by generally
supporting freedom of the press, permitting public criticism and
letting Western popular culture seep into the country.
After surviving impeachment
proceedings, Yeltsin disbanded the communist-dominated parliament in
September 1993 and called for elections to a new legislature.
A new man came to power. Vladimir Putin
rose to power when Boris Yeltsin announced his resignation on
December 31, 1999. Yeltsin handed off power to Putin, his chosen
successor and the last of his prime ministers, who granted him
immunity from prosecution. Since 1 January 2000, Vladimir Putin has
been Russia`s president. And he is very popular.
Putin is considered to be the most
powerful leader in the world and his Unity Day is the beginning of a
new era in Russia. Unity Day calls for tolerance between various
ethnic and religious groups in the Russian Federation.
The Romanov family was backed by the
Orthodox Church and so are Vladimir Putin. Lenin and his terrorist
group of Communists killed thousands of priests and burned and bombed
hundreds of churches in Russia. We can now see what values Putin
There are some pople that don`t like
Putin, but they are few. And they are Nationalists. On the Unity Day
they are marching in Moscow and it`s called «Russian Marches.» But
the Nationalist marches have been losing popularity in recent years.
Last year, only 400 people turned up and that is down from 25,000 in
Unity Day, held on November 4, was established in 2005 by President Vladimir Putin as a replacement for Soviet-era commemorations of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.
“I think that the fake Russia collusion narrative is the greatest crime committed against the American people in our generation, if not ever,” Corey Lewandowski said in a testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday this week.
Lewandowski became Trumps campaign manager in 2015 and his salary was $20,000 per month. Lewandowskis motto as Trump`s campaign manager was “Let Trump be Trump”, those words appeared on his office white board.
Lewandowski is of Eastern European and French-Canadian descent og he graduated in 1991 from Lowell Catholich High School. He received a master`s degree in political science from American University in Washington, DC, in 1997.
He graduated from the New Hampshire police academy in 2006 and worked from 2006 to 2010 as a seasonal marine patrol officer trainee with the New Hampshire State Police. In 2008, he began working for Americans for Prosperity, a Koch brothers-backed advocacy group.
The Democrats lost the 2016 election and blame on a Russia collusion story. Some crazy people impeached former president Bill Clinton because he had an affair with a women and now they want to impeach president Donald Trump. How much time and taxpayer money are they gonna spend on this?
Norway`s trade surplus plunged NOK 23,8 billion in August this year. All the way down from NOK 30,5 billion to NOK 6,7 billion in the same month the prior year. This is happening in a country that is famous for being «the last Soviet state.» A country were the Communist party is growing in popularity like never before.
But is doesn`t matter, because most of the income is coming from oil and gas. In addition; they have $1 trillion in assets called The Government Pension Fund Global, also known as the Oil Fund. The fund was established in 1990 to invest the surplus revenues of the Norwegian petroleum sector.
The fund have stocks in 9158 different
companies in 73 different countries. Most of the capital is invested
in stocks and some of it in fixed income securities. A small part of
the investments is invested in the real estate market.
The goal is to contribute to the
Therefore, the fund and the country is
dependend on sustainable growth, markets that works well and
Oil prices jumped more than 20 percent on Monday and that`s good news for Norway. The higher the price of oil, the more they earn. 62 percent of Norway`s export comes from Mineral fuels, oils and distillation products.
We all know that these category is on the way out. So, the “new oil” is fish that stands for 9,5 percent of the exports. In other words; this model is fragile.
The biggest trading partner is the
United Kingdom with 22 percent export. Second is Germany with 16
percent. Third; Netherlands at 11 percent, France and Sweden with 6,7
percent. Down on the export list we will fine the U.S at 4,7 percent
and China with 2,1 percent.
Two of the biggest trading partners are
in trouble. United Kingdom with Brexit and Germany near recession. In
addition; we have the trade tension between the U.S and China. As you
can see; a higher oil price came at the right point for the fund as
62 percent of the exports comes from oil.
Brent climbed as much as 20 percent on
Monday and that is the biggest percentage move since 1990 Kuwait
invasion. It jumped up to $71 per barrel in the seconds after the
open, before pulling back about half of the initial surge. That was
equivalent to $12 increase, and that is the largest gain in dollar
terms since 1988. All this is good news for Norway that is dependend
But the Nobel Peace Prize Country need
to wake up, because this won`t last forever. Higher oil prices is
good but that is not enough. The Petro dollar can also be a game
changer in addition to all the electric vehicles that is flooding the
market. Every single EV sold will decrease the demand for oil every
Nor is fish enough. Oil is good
especially if you are in a cartel business. You don`t have much
competition either because oil is very limited in other countries. 70
percent on this planet is water and there are lots of fish in it.
Other countries can start to compete in the fish industry whenever
they want. Fish is not as unique as oil. Competitors can pop up and
take market shares and push the prices down. Like Russia.
Russian aquaculture is planning a new RUB 1,5 billion smolt plant and that will reduce the dependence of Norwegian fry imports. Russian Aquaculture produces around 18,000 tonnes of salmon and trout on the Kola peninsula, the for northwest of Russia. Among the owners of the company are Maksim Vorobyov, the brother of the governor of Moscow.
Russia will triple the production in 11 years. The deputy head of Russia`s Fedral Agency for Fisheries Vasily Solokov has told Tass that the Russian government is drawing up plans to make salmon production account for 37 percent of all aquaculture by 2030.
Some Russian producers are hoping to increase production to cover one third of the country`s entire salmon and trout consumption. A peninsula in northern Russia which is close to key military bases and nuclear submarines is being used to grow the country`s salmon farming regime.
Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne
revealed the Deep State Coup a few days ago on Fox News. Mr Byrne
said he had released the statement because he realized that someone
would uncover his involvement in the federal investigation if he did
not reveal it himself.
He decided to come forward after a conversation with his «Omaha rabbi», a reference, he said, to Mr Warren Buffet who are a good friend of him. In the statement, he referred to what he described as a romantic relationship with Ms Maria Butina, who is serving an 18-month prison term after being accused by federal prosecutors of trying to infiltrate powerful political circles at the direction of the Russian government.
Mr. Byrne said he helped the F.B.I with
the «Clinton Investigation» and «Russia Investigation.» Those,
he said, «turned out to be less about law enforcement and more about
political espionage conducted against Hillary Clinton and Donald
He describe the people who runs the
country for the «Men in Black». (and he is not talking about the
film). The Men in Black is at the top of the F.B.I og they offered
Mr. Byrne 1 Billion dollars to not speak up about all this mess. He
Instead, he is selling his own retail company Overstock and maybe Target will buy it?
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