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TBR News April 8, 2018

Apr 08 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

The Voice of the White House 

Washington, D.C. April 8, 2018: “Karl Marx once said that the basis for all wars was economic.

The present highly negative attitudes being expressed by official Washington about Russia are based solely on economic issues.

When state communism collapsed in Russia, Washington saw the opportunity of getting their hands on Russian natural resources for their own economic ends.

They tried to accomplish this by financially backing a group of Russian Jewish street hoodlums in their efforts to purchase newly-privatized oil and gas fields.

This project failed because the newly appointed Russian leader, Putin, put a quick stop to it.

This rejection was costly to American business interests and this displeasure spread to the point of feeble attempts on the part of Washington to turn Russia into an enemy that the American public would see as worthy of harassment.

But Putin, well-informed thanks to Russian readings of the Internet and its supposedly-secure communications systems, was always two steps ahead of Washington.

When the CIA got control of the Ukrainian government, Putin, quite legally, got back control of a former part of Russia, the valuable Crimea, and caused so much dissent in the valuable Donetz industrial area of eastern Ukraine, that the CIA saw all its disruptive efforts failing.

This, and nothing else, resulted in sanctions, public screaming in the controlled media and the launching of a badly-scripted and almost childish press war on Russia.

And in support of this campaign we have seen the shooting down of a commercial aircraft over eastern Ukraine and now the farcical screaming about ‘nerve gas attacks’ in England. The purpose of the latter was to prevent the former Russian intelligence agent from having to be deposed by American investigators relating to President Trump’s extensive business and political deals with Russian officials. Now we see the reports that the  purportedly poisoned Russian is on the mend but has severe memory lapses, which, of course, means that he cannot be questioned by anyone and Trump’s dismal secrets would remain out of reach to his enemies in American law enforcement.”


In Taking Crimea, Putin Gains a Sea of Fuel Reserves

May 17, 2014

by William J. Broad

New York Times

When Russia seized Crimea in March, it acquired not just the Crimean landmass but also a maritime zone more than three times its size with the rights to underwater resources potentially worth trillions of dollars.

Russia portrayed the takeover as reclamation of its rightful territory, drawing no attention to the oil and gas rush that had recently been heating up in the Black Sea. But the move also extended Russia’s maritime boundaries, quietly giving Russia dominion over vast oil and gas reserves while dealing a crippling blow to Ukraine’s hopes for energy independence.

Russia did so under an international accord that gives nations sovereignty over areas up to 230 miles from their shorelines. It had tried, unsuccessfully, to gain access to energy resources in the same territory in a pact with Ukraine less than two years earlier.

“It’s a big deal,” said Carol R. Saivetz, a Eurasian expert in the Security Studies Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “It deprives Ukraine of the possibility of developing these resources and gives them to Russia. It makes Ukraine more vulnerable to Russian pressure.”

Gilles Lericolais, the director of European and international affairs at France’s state oceanographic group, called Russia’s annexation of Crimea “so obvious” as a play for offshore riches.

In Moscow, a spokesman for President Vladimir V. Putin said there was “no connection” between the annexation and energy resources, adding that Russia did not even care about the oil and gas. “Compared to all the potential Russia has got, there was no interest there,” the spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Saturday.

Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell and other major oil companies have already explored the Black Sea, and some petroleum analysts say its potential may rival that of the North Sea. That rush, which began in the 1970s, lifted the economies of Britain, Norway and other European countries.

William B. F. Ryan, a marine geologist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, said Russia’s Black Sea acquisition gave it what are potentially “the best” of that body’s deep oil reserves.

Oil analysts said that mounting economic sanctions could slow Russia’s exploitation of its Black and Azov Sea annexations by reducing access to Western financing and technology. But they noted that Russia had already taken over the Crimean arm of Ukraine’s national gas company, instantly giving Russia exploratory gear on the Black Sea.

“Russia’s in a mood to behave aggressively,” said Vladimir Socor, a senior fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, a research group in Washington that follows Eurasian affairs. “It’s already seized two drilling rigs.”

The global hunt for fossil fuels has increasingly gone offshore, to places like the Atlantic Ocean off Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico and the South China Sea. Hundreds of oil rigs dot the Caspian, a few hundred miles east of the Black Sea.

Nations divide up the world’s potentially lucrative waters according to guidelines set forth by the 1982 Law of the Sea Treaty. The agreement lets coastal nations claim what are known as exclusive economic zones that can extend up to 200 nautical miles (or 230 statute miles) from their shores. Inside these zones, countries can explore, exploit, conserve and manage deep natural resources, living and nonliving.

The countries with shores along the Black Sea have long seen its floor as a potential energy source, mainly because of modest oil successes in shallow waters.

Just over two years ago, the prospects for huge payoffs soared when a giant ship drilling through deep bedrock off Romania found a large gas field in waters more than half a mile deep.

Russia moved fast.

In April 2012, Mr. Putin, then Russia’s prime minister, presided over the signing of an accord with Eni, the Italian energy giant, to explore Russia’s economic zone in the northeastern Black Sea. Dr. Ryan of Columbia estimated that the size of the zone before the Crimean annexation was roughly 26,000 square miles, about the size of Lithuania.

“I want to assure you that the Russian government will do everything to support projects of this kind,” Mr. Putin said at the signing, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency.

A month later, oil exploration specialists at a European petroleum conference made a lengthy presentation, the title of which asked: “Is the Black Sea the Next North Sea?” The paper cited geological studies that judged the waters off Ukraine as having “tremendous exploration potential” but saw the Russian zone as less attractive.

In August 2012, Ukraine announced an accord with an Exxon-led group to extract oil and gas from the depths of Ukraine’s Black Sea waters. The Exxon team had outbid Lukoil, a Russian company. Ukraine’s state geology bureau said development of the field would cost up to $12 billion.

“The Black Sea Hots Up,” read a 2013 headline in GEO ExPro, an industry magazine published in Britain. “Elevated levels of activity have become apparent throughout the Black Sea region,” the article said, “particularly in deepwater.”

When Russia seized the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine on March 18, it issued a treaty of annexation between the newly declared Republic of Crimea and the Russian Federation. Buried in the document — in Article 4, Section 3 — a single bland sentence said international law would govern the drawing of boundaries through the adjacent Black and Azov Seas.

Dr. Ryan estimates that the newly claimed maritime zone around Crimea added about 36,000 square miles to Russia’s existing holdings. The addition is more than three times the size of the Crimean landmass, and about the size of Maine.

At the time, few observers noted Russia’s annexation of Crimea in those terms. An exception was Romania, whose Black Sea zone had been adjacent to Ukraine’s before Russia stepped in.

“Romania and Russia will be neighbors,” Romania Libera, a newspaper in Bucharest, observed on March 24. The article’s headline said the new maritime border could become a “potential source of conflict.”

Many nations have challenged Russia’s seizing of Crimea and thus the legality of its Black and Azov Sea claims. But the Romanian newspaper quoted analysts as judging that the other countries bordering the Black Sea — Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania — would tacitly recognize the annexation “in order to avoid an open conflict.”

Most immediately, analysts say, Russia’s seizing may alter the route along which the South Stream pipeline would be built, saving Russia money, time and engineering challenges. The planned pipeline, meant to run through the deepest parts of the Black Sea, is to pump Russian gas to Europe.

Originally, to avoid Ukraine’s maritime zone, Russia drew the route for the costly pipeline in a circuitous jog southward through Turkey’s waters. But now it can take a far more direct path through its newly acquired Black Sea territory, if the project moves forward. The Ukraine crisis has thrown its future into doubt.

As for oil extraction in the newly claimed maritime zones, companies say their old deals with Ukraine are in limbo, and analysts say new contracts are unlikely to be signed anytime soon, given the continuing turmoil in the region and the United States’ efforts to ratchet up pressure on Russia.

“There are huge issues at stake,” noted Dr. Saivetz of M.I.T. “I can’t see them jumping into new deals right now.”

The United States is using its wherewithal to block Russian moves in the maritime zones. Last month, it imposed trade restrictions on Chernomorneftegaz, the breakaway Crimean arm of Ukraine’s national gas company.

Eric L. Hirschhorn, the United States under secretary of commerce for industry and security, said sanctions against the Crimean business would send “a strong message” of condemnation for Russia’s “incursion into Ukraine and expropriation of Ukrainian assets.”

Alexandra Odynova contributed reporting from Moscow.

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TBR News April 7, 2018

Apr 07 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

The Voice of the White House 

Washington, D.C. April 7, 2018: Between the obviously concocted story about Russian interests using “nerve gas” on a former agent and his daughter and the deranged fabrications of the American President, the main news stories sound like they were created in the back wards of some institution of mental patients. The ‘nerve gas poison’ story is so badly done that it is comical but Trump’s behavior as President is so essentially bizarre as to frighten most of official Washington. Because Jeff Bezos own the Washington Post and because the Post published articles and often are very critical of Trump, the President is screaming threat at Bezos and trying to shut down the Post. And because the FBI has discovered many unpalatable and dangerous facts about Trump’s Russian connections, he wants to abolish that agency and let his ‘good and genuine friends’ at the CIA run all the US intelligence agencies. Trump obviously in the the grip of a pre-Alzhemier’s situation and if Trump, like Congressmen caught in public having relations with roadkill, retires to ‘spend more time with his family,’ not only the nation but the rest of the civilized world would heave a great sigh of relief. And the growing cries of ‘Dump Trump’ will drown out more invented stories from the Oval Office about enormous Iranian armies poised to invade Topeka, Kansas and sexually violate all the women, and men,over ten.”


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  • Did Moscow Really Poison the Skripals?
  • The frantic rescue mission for Donald Trump’s indiscretions
  • The curious case of Yulia Skripal’s recorded phone call
  • Skripal Case Descends into a Propaganda War
  • What is the Donald Trump v Jeff Bezos feud really about?
  • President Trump and truth: Another difficult week
  • Israel Has Faced Little Criticism Over Palestinian Deaths
  • Teachers’ strikes are spreading across US after West Virginia victory
  • How the internet is clogging up city streets
  • Conspiracy theory’? US Homeland Security wants to track journalists & analyze media ‘sentiment’

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TBR News April 6, 2017

Apr 06 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

The Voice of the White House 

Washington, D.C. April 6, 2018:” “A Pole walking along the road happens to spy a lamp. He picks it up, and as it is covered in rust he gives it quick rub. Out comes a genie. ‘I’m the genie of the lamp and I can grant you three wishes,’ the genie says. ‘OK,’ says the Pole. ‘I want the Chinese army to invade Poland.’ Odd choice, the genie thinks, but nevertheless he grants the wish, and the Chinese army comes all the way from China, invades, and goes back home. ‘Right, second wish. Maybe something more positive,’ says the genie. ‘No,’ replies the Pole, ‘I want the Chinese army to invade again.’ So the Chinese come all the way from China, lay waste to more of Poland, and then go home. ‘Listen,’ says the genie. ‘You have one last wish. I can make Poland the most beautiful and prosperous place on earth.’ ‘If you don’t mind, I want the Chinese army to invade one more time.’ So the Chinese army comes again, destroys what’s left of Poland, and then goes home for the last time. ‘ I don’t understand,’ says the genie. ‘Why did you want the Chinese army to invade Poland three times?.’ ‘Well,’ replies the Pole, ‘they had to go through Russia six times.'”


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  • Coming Attraction: Lunatic Loose in West Wing
  • Syrian Showdown: Trump vs. the Generals
  • Special Report: How a secret Russian airlift helps Syria’s Assad
  • Syria withdrawal dilemma: Trump’s Mideast strategy is as confused as ever
  • Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you?
  • Facebook scandal: Data scraping knows no borders
  • German court rejects extradition of former Catalan leader on rebellion charge
  • Secrecy News
  • Israel Is Prepared to Kill More Unarmed Protesters in Gaza

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TBR News April 5, 2018

Apr 05 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

The Voice of the White House 

Washington, D.C. April 5, 2018:” 1. Only in America……can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

  1. Only in America……are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.
  2. Only in America……do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.
  3. Only in America……do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.
  4. Only in America……do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.
  5. Only in America……do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.
  6. Only in America……do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won’t miss a call from someone we didn’t want to talk to in the first place.
  7. Only in America……do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.
  8. Only in America……do we use the word ‘politics’ to describe the process so well: ‘Poli’ in Latin meaning ‘many’ and ‘tics’ meaning ‘bloodsucking creatures’.
  9. Only in America……do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.”


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  • Trump vs. the Permanent Government
  • For Mueller, a Feared Weakness Becomes a Strength
  • What Is Robert Mueller Looking For?
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  • ‘Is Putin a CIA agent?’ NYT’s ‘dumbest paragraphs ever printed’ ridiculed online
  • Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have gained 37m more users’ data
  • Trump activates plan to deploy National Guard to Mexico border


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TBR News April 4, 2018

Apr 04 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

The Voice of the White House 

Washington, D.C. April 4, 2018:”Off in the distant rolling hills of Arkansas, we can hear ragged voices raised to the heavens in supplication. These are faint but these are growing in volume and location. Soon, we are hearing them from sub Rio Grande clusters in Los Angeles and Polish throats in Chicago. Faint at first but steadily growing in volume until in still-distant November, they become a deafening chorus at polling places across the nation. And what is this determined chant being proclaimed throughout the land and unto all the inhabitants thereof? It is very simple; DUMP TRUMP.”

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  • China retaliates, slaps duties on U.S. soybeans, planes; markets skid
  • Soybean, aircraft and cars: Which US states will suffer most?
  • Moscow to West: Remember fate of Goliath when trying to cling to power
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  • How John Bolton Wants to Destroy the Constitution to Attack North Korea
  • A Special Relationship Born in Hell
  • Trump’s self-delusion blinds him to legal peril
  • Silence speaks volumes: how Trump’s Twitter feed reveals his blind spots
  • Could the Cold War Return With a Vengeance?

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TBR News April 3, 2018

Apr 03 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

The Voice of the White House 

Washington, D.C. April 3, 2018:”Having lived and worked in Washington I can say with accuracy that the national capitol is a seething mass of rumor and gossip.

I was there very recently, visiting old friends, and the talk amongst those who could be considered connected dealt with only one topie: the eccentricities of the president.

There are many stories about this subject, some of which are obvious inventions by erratic bloggers but many more from reputable sources.

These show a clear pattern of dysfunctional behavior that is very easily classified as ore-Alzheimer’s in nature.

One day the President makes a firm policy statement and the next day, makes an opposite statement.

He will hire competent people for his staff and one day, because they do not agree with a strange idea of his, fire them.

It is quite true that the President lives in fear of being poisoned and regularly goes out with a retinue of Secret Service agents to a random MacDonald’s fast food restaurant for his food.

It is also true that he had locked the Secret Service agents out of his bedroom and watches three large television sets throughout the night.

Aware of his persona, the CIA caters to it. For example, the CIA feels that Russia is a convenient enemy because of its vast untapped natural resources.

These, the CIA believes, ought to be developed by their corporate friends, not the Russians.

Because there is a growing movement in Europe for Germany and France to develop working business methods with Russia, the CIA is desperate to stop this and feeds the paranoid president with suggestive stories to bolster their plans to disrupt any Russian legitimate business endeavors.

The CIA is notoriously short-sighted and their meddling in European business affairs will eventually cost the American public a great deal of money and reputation.” Continue Reading »

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TBR News April 2, 2018

Apr 02 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

The Voice of the White House 

Washington, D.C. April 2, 2018:” The Crow was the CIA code name for Robert Trumbull Crowley, once Deputy Director of Clandestine Operations for that agency. Because of his position with the CIA, Crowley was privy to many of the agencies most closely-kept secrets and his files are legendary. Crowley’s people were known inside the CIA as the Dirty Tricks Boys and they more than lived up to their name.

When Crowley retired from the agency, he took the cream of his papers with him, including the files of Jim Angleton, an old friend, who was fired from the CIA for his domestic spying. Angleton was snooping on American’s mail long before the NSA began its all-inclusive spying on American telephone conversations and emails, exposed by Edward Snowden.

In 1996, Crowley gave the most important of his files to author Gregory Douglas. Douglas had published three books dealing with the Gestapo Chief, Heinrich Müller, who worked for Jim Critchfield’s Gehilen Org after 1948. There was fury inside Washington when these were published because if it became known that Müller had not only worked for the CIA but also became resident in Washington as he rose higher in the agency, there would be serious public relations problems.

And after 1996, Crowley and Douglas spoke with each other once or twice a week, exchanging comments and views that were highly cynical and, if known to the public, devastating to the CIA’s image.

Douglas taped most of these conversations, not to implicate Crowley or his agency in serious breaches of the law (which they were certainly guilty of) but to keep a record of events, too prolix to remember.

After Crowley’s death in October of 2000, various official U.S. agencies, to include the FBI and the CIA, attempted to get these files back into official cover but they have proven to be completely unsuccessful. Some of their exertions proved to be extremely entertaining, if clumsy and almost totally devoid of imagination.”


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  • Israel admits, then deletes, responsibility for Gaza killings
  • U.S. top court will not revive verdict against Palestinian Authority, PLO
  • In Blow to Kingdom, Judge Rejects Saudi Effort to Escape 9/11 Suit
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TBR News April 1, 2018

Apr 01 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

The Voice of the White House 

Washington, D.C. April 1, 2018:” In a world where wishful thinking and over-ripe imaginations are far in excess of accuracy and truthfulness, historical incidents are almost always the victim of the wishful thinker or the creative liar.

This is by no means a modern phenomenon as witness the strange and contradictory passages in the New Testament or in later histories that discussed the reality of dragons being seen in the sky, or in the water, and angels floating above battlefields.

The desperation of some people who suffer from futile lives and chronic disappointments to have some special information with which to gain self-importance presents a rich soil in which to grow fantasies and delusional material.

I recently had a long, very unhappy, email from a gentleman who took great offense at my making fun of his loud assumptions that the aircraft that struck the WTC were not commercial airlines but Russian-made rockets purchased by the Skull and Bones society.

He claimed that he had a degree in aeronautical engineering and had worked for many years at Boeing in Seattle.

I asked a friend, who is qualified, to check this man out. He very quickly discovered that the writer was indeed employed by Boeing during the 1960s but not as an aeronautical engineer but rather as a janitor. (‘Senior Sanitary Engineer’)

He had, my contact advised me, no degree whatsoever.

When I published this, he vanished quietly into the blessed night of oblivion.

His fierce contention was that ex-Soviet missiles struck the building and “proved” it with very fuzzy and obviously doctored TV stills.

Sic transit gloria mundi!

There were no little green men involved here, only someone who was nothing and wanted to be recognized as someone.

No doubt he liked to impress his fellow sufferers at the Mental Health Outpatient Clinic in Buffalo Breath, Montana.

He indeed had a following but then, so did Charles Manson, and I firmly believe there are still others who will admit to voting for George W. Bush. Under torture.”

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  • No Gaza inquiry, Israeli defense minister says
  • Erdogan calls Netanyahu ‘terrorist’ as insults fly after Gaza deaths
  • The Great Majority of Jews Today Have No Historical or Ethnic Relationship to Palestine
  • The main differences between Catholics and Protestants
  • Congress, Not Trump, Has the Authority Over War
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  • Tired of the wait game’: White House stabilizers gone, Trump calling his own shots
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