URGENT ANALYSIS! Ecuador’s Invisible Color Revolution: Was Assange Denied Ecuador’s Asylum and Handed Over to UK?
Assange’s situation is unconfirmed so far, but very troubling…
However, everyone is looking at the very tip of the iceberg, not noticing what’s underneath. And underneath is AN INVISIBLE color revolution, which has been successfully executed in Ecuador between 2017 and 2018!
The reasons for the present Assange development is incomparably deeper and more far-reaching than anyone out there realizes or presents!
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RELATED! Read my past viral FT report: Brazil Color Revolution: Corruption, Dilma, Lula, Zika, Rio Olympics and BRICS. Lada Ray Report and Predictions
Brazil Color Revolution: Corruption, Dilma, Lula, Zika, Rio Olympics and BRICS. Lada Ray Report and Predictions
#foradilma #foraPT: “Out Dilma!” “Out PT! So, ‘Brazil Spring’ is on, color revolution is in progress!
Ah, and don’t say I haven’t warned you about that! A quote from my June 30, 2015 article New Best Friends? The Truth Behind Obama & Brazil President Dilma Rousseff Trying to Make Up:
“In 2014 Obama attempted to put a wedge between China and Russia on one hand and India on another, by trying to convince India to leave the BRICS. That didn’t result in anything. Read more in:
Why Is Obama Scrambling to Catch Up to Putin?
Weakness or Cunning? Why US decided to End 50-Year Standoff with Cuba Now
Brazil is the next target.
But then the question becomes why Brazil is suddenly so gullible and trusting? What’s in it for them?
There were several attempts of color revolution in Brazil in this period. While Rousseff was re-elected president, she had to endure an unusually difficult election. All this is happening with the backdrop of the very expensive and financially straining Olympic Games Brazil will host in August 2016.
I have written in the past how Olympic Games are often used as a pretext to seriously destabilize the situation in the world and/or the host country.
Here is what is happening behind the scenes in Brazil. There are ‘spontaneous’ protests against the 2016 Olympic Games and the construction of various Olympic projects. In between these, there are also frequent protests against various transportation fee hikes, utility fees hikes, etc. It has proved to be impossible to start an outright Maidan in Brazil, of the kind they were able to organize in Kiev.
CIA and US-financed NGOs can only go so far in organizing a color revolution. However, they can destabilize and weaken the country, damage president’s reputation, and completely ruin the first ever Olympics in South America, which are the pride of Brazil.”
‘Brazil Spring’ is now active
In truth, this new article has been semi-written and sat in draft for a month. At the time it was mostly about Zika virus and my suspicions that a lot more was going on underneath the surface, that it was all connected to the 2016 Brazil Olympics and the destabilization of the BRICS; that the pretext of Zika was used to remove Dilma from power. As it often happens, my intuition somehow stopped me from publishing the post back then since I felt that something else was about to happen. Instead I reached out to my friend, Akaida, who has good connections in Brazil and asked him to tell me more. For a couple of weeks we exchanged emails, in which I asked questions and Akaida replied his impressions. All this was happening before the inkling of this new development took place.
Then, Akaida tweeted me this:
This is #Brazil One-Stop Info Central!
If you are confused as to what’s happening in Brazil, what these anti #Dilma protests are all about, how the previous president of Brazil Ignacio Lula da Silva is implicated – look no further! If you want to know my opinion on the Brazil economy and social landscape, how all this is connected with Zika virus scare, Brazil Olympics 2016 and the attempts to destabilize and divide the BRICS, then this is your one-stop info central on all these connected topics!
In this post I am using a lot of first-hand evidence and factual material straight out of the horse’s mouth. Special thanks to Akaida who has provided his personal observations and factual info! (You remember him from his popular guest post: ORGONITE 101: Chemtrails, Orgonite and Environmental Clearing).
As usual, in the end I’ll sum it up and give my own analysis of the Brazil developments.
On March 13, 2016 Brazil has seen the largest ever anti-Dilma Rousseff protest
People, who are ignorant about geopolitics and the real spread of who’s who on the planet think these protests are great and enthusiastically tweet about them:
@AkanchaS biggest ever protest in history of #Brazil is happening right now against Prez #Dilma. 3Mn people out on the streets
And here’s what’s really going on:
Failed photo op: rich white Brazilians protest Dilma/Lula/PT corruption and demand justice, while their black nanny pulls carriage with their kids:
These are the memes that are trending now:
LR NOTES: PT is the ruling party of Brazil with Dilma Rousseff at the helm.
Only in Brazil! Patriotic ‘Impeach Dilma’ dance tutorial on YT. As they say in Russia, it’s laughter through the tears:
Lada Ray analysis
Previous, extremely popular, president Lula da Silva is also from PT, Dilma’s party. The party emphasizes social lifts and assistance for the poor. Out of 200 mln Brazil population, 36 mln were lifted from poverty during PT rule, according to official statistics.
Lula was treated as a hero when he secured the first ever Brazil, and first ever S. American, Olympics. He left his post on the high note, endorsing Dilma Rousseff as his successor. Last elections were increasingly difficult for Dilma as the economic situation in the country continued worsening, bringing with it political and social instability.
Under Lula, who was considered a genius by Brazilians for bringing ‘prosperity’ to the country, this instability would have been impossible. The reason is not the ‘genius’ of Lula, who certainly was a charismatic and passionate leader, but ‘the economy, stupid,’ as they would say in the USA.
Here is the reason Lula was able to push through lavish subsidies and help for the poor, the social lifts costing a lot of money and various other development programs. The global commodities prices were extremely high for years, lifting Brazil our of poverty and putting it into the top ten economies. Simultaneously with the ‘Brazil miracle’ the BRICS also began developing, lighting additional fire in Brazilians’ belly and giving additional boost to the country’s global standing. The culmination of this rise was Lula securing the first ever Olympics for Brazil, a matter of great pride and joy.
Lula left his office and Dilma came in, riding high on his wave. I feel sorry for Dilma. It was during her presidency that the global economic downturn began – something certainly beyond her power or control. The typically emotional Brazilians responded with disappointment and discontent, resulting in withdrawal of some popular support. Once the population withdraws part of its support, the leader can’t move as boldly forward as before. Coupled with the downturn, increased debt and spending on the Olympics and intensified attacks against the ruling party, such situation resembles a perfect storm. There is definitely a meddling in Brazil’s internal affairs and an attempt at the regime change. Those who are attempting to undermine and topple PT and Dilma have waited for the most aggravated moment, when the ‘perfect storm’ like conditions would ripen.
This happened on our very recent memory in Ukraine in February 2014, where the toppling of the Yanukovich regime succeeded; in Syria in 2013-2015, until Russia stepped in, reversing the situation.
The common sense analysis of Brazil’s economic downturn
Let’s say at the get-go: the economic downturn isn’t Dilma or PT’s fault. This is a global situation predetermined by the normal economic cycle. Several years ago the rolling global recession started due to the downturn in the West. In our globalized economy this meant that eventually everyone would be hit one way or another. As a result of Western, primarily US, recession, and as American consumers shopped less, the global engine of growth, China, slowed down and went into a recession, thus requiring less and less natural resources to power its economy. This resulted in a gradual slowdown of the resource and export based economies, such as Canada, Australia, Russia, Brazil and India.
Specifically in Brazil the internal financial and economic situation worsened as two economic factors converged: 1. Olympics required a lot of money and strained the country’s resources. 2. falling global commodity prices, Brazil’s export bread and butter, caused a simultaneous strain, which put the country in a bottle neck of high expenditure with much lower income coming in.
All this meant PT was unable to subsidize the poor as much as before, which in turn meant that the support base for the party and Dilma Rousseff was not as large and not as enthusiastic as when Lula da Silva presided over the boom. Not only Dilma’s, but also ex-prez Lula’s, fortune ran out as economic downturn occurred: he is now under investigation on corruption charges.
Petrobras scandal: Lula da Silva facing corruption charges Petro Global News
This is typical CIA color revolution at work. Regardless of any corruption, if it really did take place, Lula and Dilma represent for the US a movement away from the US-centric world. Together with the very inconvenient Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez (now deceased due to poisoning disguised as fake cancer) and Argentina’s ex-prez Christina Kirschner (now replaced by new pro-US president) Lula and Dilma tried to orchestrate a peaceful ‘independence from the US revolution.’
In addition, both Dilma and Lula represent the ‘B’ in the BRICS, together with being a symbol of the rising power of the formerly 3rd World nations.
Color revolutions and various disturbances were tried in Brazil before. Nothing worked until the economic downturn conveniently happened.
The expression that has become very popular in Russia after the Ukraine 2014 events that Russians didn’t see coming, was coined by a European politician; was it Bismark or someone else, I can’t recall. Paraphrased, it goes like this: ‘If you don’t get politics, politics will get you.”
Due to how ignorant part of the Brazil population is in the matters of politics and geopolitics, it was easy to dupe them into these protests. The spin is that this a protest against government corruption.
It doesn’t occur to these three million that they are being used to advance foreign agenda, just like the poor Ukrainians were wound up by foreign coercion and propaganda, and unleashed onto Kiev Maidan in 2014.
But when the dupes on Maidan were used as cover for the trained ukro-nazi and foreign mercenary country take over, not everyone was duped by the show. Yet, those in Ukraine who knew what was happening, preferred to keep their heads down and continue their lives undisrupted, thinking that it would blow over, that the Kiev craze would not reach them. They thought that Odessa, Donetsk, Lugansk, Kharkov, Kherson, Nikolaev and Dnepropetrovsk were far enough from the Kiev madness. We all now know how wrong they were!
They didn’t stand up for the legitimate president because they thought he was corrupt and didn’t represent their interests as well as they wanted. Two years later, the foreign-managed Kiev junta destroyed Ukraine’s economy, plunged the population into poverty, ruined economic and neighborly relations with Russia, created a major rift within own country, started civil war, killed tens of thousands of its own citizens and succeeded in losing the most lucrative parts of its territory when Donbass and Crimea seceded. If those who, seeing Maidan madness and foreign manipulation, didn’t decide it was none of their business and acted differently, their country still could have been saved.
Brazilians, who truly care about their country, should heed this warning!
My unpublished post from 2/5 – 2/10/2016
Zika virus hoax & 2016 Rio Olympics
The following was written a month or more ago, well before the present color revolution attempt in Sao Paolo:
The epicenter of Zika virus, as trumpeted by MSM, is, supposedly, Brazil. When it first began my initial thought was that someone’s trying to sabotage Brazil Olympics, with far-reaching purposes. After Zika was announced, US almost immediately said that the American team may skip Brazil Olympics due to safety concerns.
Read on to see how Brazil Olympics are tightly connected to geopolitics and the balance of power on our planet.
Zika virus scare in S. America has a large geopolitical component, specifically, that of pressure on South America, and especially on Brazil as a member of the BRICS. The actual virus scare has been drastically overblown, feeding off people’s deep-seated fears in order to achieve two goals:
1. Put extra pressure on South America, which is attempting to have its own independent voice in global affairs, inconsistent with USA’s.
2. It is specifically designed to decimate the reputation of Brazil president Dilma Rousseff, while also weakening Brazil economy and stepping on the country’s pride. It’s no secret that the previous president of Brazil won the coveted bid for his country by appealing to the OIC that it was time to have the Olympic Games in South America, which never hosted them before. Hosting Olympics is a very big deal and a matter of national pride for Brazil and all of South America.
But while it invokes a great deal of raised self-esteem and inspiration for the citizens, it is also a huge strain on country’s resources. Basically, any Olympics is a test for the host country. This holds especially true for the countries outside of the West and US sphere of influence. As someone who grew up around the sports and Olympics and who has observed on various occasions what went on, I can tell you that world-wide sporting events, but especially World Cup and Olympics, are used by the USA and West to damage a host country’s reputation, spoil its ‘star hour,’ ruin the economy and undermine self-esteem. The campaigns against a host country are normally relentless and vicious.
Brazil has strained its resources, finances and economy dramatically due to the Olympics preparations. Hosting the Olympics is an extremely expensive proposition for any country. It is also a test as to the country’s unity and resolve to get to the next level.
The country preparing for the Olympics is especially vulnerable to MSM, political and financial attacks. Leadership of such country gets attacked relentlessly from both inside and outside the country. We can say that both China and Russia have passed the test, but at a cost. It may turn out that Brazil hasn’t passed the test as well.
Do you recall my 2015 prediction that Brazil, and Rousseff personally, will be extremely quiet in the global geopolitical arena until after the Olympics? (The Truth Behind Obama and Brazil President Dilma Rousseff Trying to Make Up.) You’ll see Brazil trying to speak up again by 2017, or the earliest, towards the end of 2016.
No later than the early 2017 we’ll know if they had broken Rousseff completely, or she is simply waiting out the rough period. If they got the goods on her through those NSA tapes, then she will never be the same.
We do know for a fact that they got major juice on Angela Merkel, whom they now can twist into a pretzel, whenever they want to.
Remember how vocal was Rousseff after she discovered that she was spied on by NSA? She wanted to rally various heads of state against NSA and US; she tried to create an EU – S. America alternative to the US-controlled Internet; she even went to the UN General Assembly, where she passionately condemned Obama and USA’s spying.
After that, as if at a stroke of a magic wand, riots and protests started in her country. Several months later, Rousseff met with Barack Obama, where she proclaimed her loyalty to friendship and cooperation with the US, indicating that what happened before was water under the bridge.
My prediction that Brazil and Rousseff will become active internationally again after the Brazil Olympics is conditional on how much they had broken her. Alas, we already know one thing: Brazil isn’t ready for the major leagues.
Another thing we know: Brazil isn’t the S. American equivalent of China or Russia.
It is clear that Brazil is targeted because it’s the member of the BRICS. The BRICS is one of several organizations, others being SCO and Eurasian Union, that can serve as a backbone to the new socio-economic system that will replace the present Western-centric model.
While the economy of Brazil seemingly is large enough, the plunge in commodities prices, the basis of its economy, coupled with a strain of the preparation for the Olympics, has made it difficult for the country to balance the books, keep its social obligations and hold its own internationally.
We see time and again that the size of the economy alone doesn’t do the trick. Look at Japan: large and influential economy, accompanied by a weak military and non-existent political clout.
On the other hand, we have the phenomenon of Russia, whose economy is suffering from both crippling sanctions and catastrophic drop in commodities prices. Yet, the power of the President is more solid than ever, Putin’s ratings are through the roof and Russian Army is the strongest it has ever been since the collapse of the USSR. The new infrastructure projects are being developed due to huge currency reserves – and paradoxically, thanks to Western sanctions. Russian geopolitical and diplomatic clout is also the strongest it has been since the USSR collapse. Sure, there are problems, lots of them. The point is: if we compare what was and what is, as well as where it’s going, the dynamics is very positive, and even inspiring.
New article: 3/12 – 3/15/2016
The BRICS and the geopolitics of the Olympics
Why the Olympics?
I have tried to write several times on my blog about the connection between sport and geopolitics. Every time I do, I feel an unspoken resistance from my readers. I can understand why: most of the aware and awake people consider the big sport to be corrupt, designed to dupe and distract the sheeple. Another part of my readers may consider Olympics a colossal waste of resources that can be better used to feed the hungry and build something useful.
They are all correct. Yet, I cannot impress enough on you all what an important part in today’s global social and geopolitical set up is assigned to sport. Its influence on human consciousness can never be underestimated. Sport is a part of humanity’s collective mythology: a remembrance of one’s childhood; a genetic memory of the ancient rights of passage, trials of courage and skill, and knights’ tournaments.
Historically, both participants and spectators are equally engaged and equally treasure a sporting event experience. Part of it is a sense of belonging to a ‘team,’ belonging to something bigger than oneself; this is coupled with admiration of human potential and achievement.
But there is also the distracting and pacifying role of sport on the masses. ‘Bread and spectacles,’ as the ancient Romans would say, is what keeps the population happy and at bay. Take that away and you will have riots on streets – exactly as happened in ancient Rome. Besides that, the big sport is responsible for the feeling of national pride and unity like almost nothing else. Due to all the above, sport is used routinely to manipulate the sheeple, whole countries and the entire world, according to someone’s clandestine agenda. We even know whose agenda…
Therefore, those who REALLY, TRULY want to understand what is going on in our world and how it works, those who want to truly get how geopolitics work, cannot ignore sport. Until human consciousness makes a leap from 3D into 5D, sport will remain a huge and inseparable part of the collective unconscious and of the global geopolitical structure.
Till then, read my posts that talk about the geopolitics of sport!
(Incidentally, read how 3D, 4D and 5D work on my new LadaRay.info page: GUIDE TO MULTI-DIMENSIONAL UNIVERSE.)
While there is a healthy element in the admiration and national pride based on your athletes’ achievements, the burning desire to host major global sporting events in order to boost national prestige has gotten many countries in trouble. Once a country is in the process of preparation for the Olympics, World Cup or something else, the amount of pressure and expenditures naturally increase, the country’s power structures become increasingly vulnerable to protest, economic/financial/political manipulation and external pressure.
Russia went through this with Sochi Winter Olympics; China went through this with Beijing 2008 Olympics; Moscow 1980 Olympics were boycotted by the West – ultimate sabotage; Los Angeles 1984 Olympics were boycotted back by the USSR and the Russian camp; Russia is still under pressure because it’s hosting World Cup in 2018.
But the above are the world’s strongest countries, the ones that are best equipped to withstand enormous pressure. As far as money goes, China has the world’s largest currency reserves and Russia has third largest currency reserves. These countries don’t need to go into debt and can weather a serious storm. It is not so with the majority of others.
Greek Olympics: how Greece really incurred its debt
No one ever talks about where Greece’s astronomical debt really came from, yet to me it’s obvious. Greece hosted the millennial 2000 Olympics in Athens. Greece is a small and relatively poor country, but the millennial Olympics were given to it in recognition of the fact that Olympics once started in ancient Greece. Some may remember that all kinds of terror threats were in the headlines for the year 2000. Greek officials grudgingly admitted before the Olympics that ‘the country spent more on security than it could afford.’
Recall what happened more recently: Greece went through a major scandal in which it was accused by the EU that it lied about the level of its debt and that it violated the EU law requiring to keep its debt below a certain level. What was never disclosed was how much of that debt went on the preparation, construction and security for the 2000 Athens Olympics. To this day Greek officials are ashamed to admit the country spent all that money and has nothing to show for it. Now the Athens Olympic stadium is used to house Middle East refugees and the country is saddled with enormous debt they owe to IMF, German and French banks; debt they will never be able to repay.
Every country wanting to host Olympics, which also is trying to be independent of the US/West, must keep this in mind. They will use the country’s vulnerability and any weaknesses in preparation for the Olympics or World Cup to attack and shift the balance back to their advantage.
Sitting on two chairs, or how Brazil grew too fast
Now the same is happening to Brazil. In the past twelve or so years Brazil grew too fast, helped by high commodities prices and influx of foreign capital. Lula and Dilma were allowed to lift the masses out of poverty, but the moment the going got tough the resistance began. Pride and resting on laurels, thinking that Lula’s achievements were due to his genius and not to the luck of the high commodity prices – that’s what got PT in trouble. Another thing that got Dilma, PT and Lula in trouble was the mediocre-to-poor understanding of the global geopolitical, financial and economic processes. Alas, they didn’t understand that our world is cyclical. Any cycle of boom would always be followed by a cycle of bust when Brazil’s economy will experience a downturn.
Russians spent the past 12 years, when oil prices were high, setting aside a nest egg and an emergency fund, which they can now afford to dip into. Brazilians did nothing of the sort. They extravagantly spent everything and went into debt on top of it.
Further, it was extremely naive for Dilma and Lula to think they could forever sit on two chairs. This naiveté got Ukraine’s Yanukovich and Party of the Regions in big trouble in 2014. While Brazil proclaims independence of the US, its financial system is closely linked to, and dependent on, the US; economy is, similarly, closely linked. The media and business people, educated and wealthy classes go to school in the US and/or do business with the US.
In fact, as Brazil grew exponentially in the past 12-15 years, its wealthy class and associated pro-US lobby grew as well. Brazil has accumulated a gigantic ‘fifth column’ to be turned on at puppet master’s will. And this moment arrived when the country began experiencing economic difficulties.
The bricks of the BRICS
This demonstrates the relative strength of Brazil. Pride and passionate desire to get ahead played a bad joke on Brazilians.
We usually talk about BRICS as a solid, monolith organization, which it is often perceived to be. It really is a beautiful dream. But the truth is that not all BRICS have been created equal. The real bricks of the BRICS are Russia and China. India is next on the list. Brazil isn’t nearly as strong of a member, and certainly neither is S. Africa.
It’s a good idea to continue developing the BRICS as a project. But will it bring real dividends? Some, but not so much.
What we see here is an attempted attack on the BRICS. The West wants to try to break up this alliance. But in truth, this really is an attack against Russia and China.
Brazil has proven a vulnerable brick, and easy enough to dislodge. The Olympics have shown its structural weakness.
This is why I see more of a future in Eurasian alliances. The golden triangle – Russia, China, India – has great potential for a stabilizing future. SCO has a big political future. Eurasian Union theoretically has a great future, but it is full of its own weak links, such as its prospective peripheral members. But these are topics for other articles and ESRs.
Probable outcomes for Dilma and Brazil
What happens next in Brazil depends purely on the people of Brazil. Dilma apparently saw the writing on the wall and tried to appease the US in 2015 by making up with Obama. Her goal was to survive somehow until after the Olympics.
The pressure will continue until one of the following happens:
1. Dilma is impeached and gone – this outcome has a risk of civil war and Ukraine-like scenario.
2. PT and Dilma cave in and become a complete puppet of the US, like Angela Merkel.
Both of the above scenarious are scary.
3. Dilma and PT find enough strength and dig deep to find true support of the population, support not based on bribes in the form of handouts and subsidies. This support will allow them to withstand all the attacks that have to be expected, emerging somewhat dented, but alive and kicking – and much savvier – after the Olympics. They better hold on – attacks and sabotage will be relentless: just remember how the anti-Russian Ukraine coup was timed to coincide with Sochi Olympics! (Striking Geopolitical Similarities: Georgian War – Beijing2008 and Ukraine – Sochi2014)
BRAZIL in the eye of the beholder
At the present time Brazil is a mess economically and politically, but Brazilians expected this. They have been living a boom-bust cycle since at least the early 80s, and the stability of the last decade was unusual for them. The ‘good years’ during the commodity boom were squandered and virtually no investment was made in education or infrastructure. The money flow did raise the average standard of living, but the majority of it went into elite pockets and now the gravy train is over. The currency has already collapsed and prices on imports have doubled. If this happened in America there would be riots, but the word I’m getting from friends is the economy is terrible, but there are ‘some great parties’! Brazilians gotta love em😂✌
Most of my friends have good technical jobs, but the cost of living is so high, especially in São Paulo (the business financial center of Brazil and South America) the money comes in and goes straight out. They live day to day, complain have a drink and laugh. Even in the protests they start to samba, they don’t know how to be angry and mad like Americans. My Brazilian friends think its terrible (we should be angry!!) but I think its a good thing, keeps cooler heads even in the worst of times (video from anti-Dilma protests) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXbxvx1NNvw
I don’t want to trivialize their problems, but there would be major violence in the USA if the currency devalued by 50% and so far there have only been fairly peaceful protests in Brazil. They have shot some tear gas etc, but things return to normal in a few days, it hasn’t become a martial law situation yet.
Regarding Dilma’s PT (Partido dos Trabalhadores, Worker’s Party), the situation is bad. All Brazilian politics is corrupt, and among Latin countries the joke is Brazilians take it to another level. Dilma’s administration is caught in major scandals with Petrobras, and you probably heard former President Lula (also PT party) got raided at home by Federal Police for evidence on corruption. In her youth, Dilma was a radical leftist and suffered several years in prison and torture under the US backed Brazilian military dictatorship. However in recent times many leftists of her generation including the PT party have moved to a more center-left establishment position. During the commodities boom, there were many investment articles on the ‘Brazilian Miracle’, but after a decade plus of stability, a steep downturn has hit and all opposition parties, including those backed by the USA are in a power struggle for control of the biggest country in South America.
The sentiment on the PT is divided by class lines, the majority working class attitude is the PT is corrupt but this is Brazilian Politics and what is the alternative? They feel that the Worker’s Party did do a lot for average Brazilians and are suspicious of the alternative. The other side are upper class Brazilians who support a Pro-American Anti-BRICS stance, with candidates such as Aecio Neves from the PSDB (Brazilian Social Democracy Party).
As has been outlined the Futuristrendcast, the New Silk Road and multi-polar BRICS alliance is the best chance for Brazil and other countries in the world economy. As such I’m very suspicious of candidates such as Aécio Neves, he would be the perfect type to break Brazil out of the BRICS and join the Pro-Atlanticist TPP pact. Neves has a very playboy wealthy image (abjectly corrupt) and there was even a helicopter that crashed with tons of cocaine that was connected to his circle of friends. http://www.talkingdrugs.org/445kg-of-cocaine-pasta-base-found-in-brazilian-senators-helicopter
If Aécio Neves or a similar Pro-American candidate became president, Brazil would revert to a South American puppet state of the USA, similar to the Military Dictatorship years of the 1960-1980s. Another politician that is calling for investigation of Dilma is Eduardo Cunha from Rio (PMDB, Democratic Movement Party), who himself is under investigation for corruption in the Petrobras scandal! I hope this gives some context to the Brazilian political situation, it is very corrupt all around – to the point that, unfortunately, many Brazilians see it as standard operating procedure. There are even some that are calling for the return of the Military Dictatorship and even a Brazilian Monarchy!
I must also mention, besides the Petrobras scandal, there was a major mine disaster in Mariana at the end of 2015. A mine tailing pool in broke and destroyed one of the greatest rivers in Brazil, the Rio Doce. It happened in the Minas Gerais state which is known for mining (‘Lemurian Quartz’ comes from Minas) and also for its rich farmland. They’re calling it the Brazilian Fukushima, and trying to blame Dilma. The 800km plus river will take 100 years to recover, if it ever does. I think it’s just symptomatic of Brazilian corruption in general. Very sad, when it rains it pours in Brazil.
Another aspect is ‘Color Revolution’ which is being pushed in many ways. There are many NGOs and American memes that are shaping young Brazilians’ minds, creating hate and division where there wasn’t any before. Some of the sentiments are legitimate, but at the same time I feel a lot of it is brainwashing and inciting divisions during a crisis point within the country. I can see why Putin put pressure on foreign NGOs in Russia.
The common themes are racism, feminism, the so-called ‘social justice warrior’ memes, etc. The majority of Brazilians that are absorbing this are the upper class as they see the West as modern and Brazil as backward, so they copy all the ‘hottest’ memes coming out of Hollywood etc.
An important thing to note is a major difference between Brazil and the Anglo countries is Brazil is a ‘Mestiço’ or syncretic culture of European, Brazilian Indian, and African elements that have combined over hundreds of years. Brazil definitely does have race and class differences, but in general they all share the singular language of Portuguese, celebrate the same cultural events, and are all united under the banner of Brazilian people. Compare this to the USA, which is also a mixture of cultures, but is severely divided by language and cultural differences, where traditional European-Americans have very little commonality with new immigrants who may not even speak English.
So, this is why I feel American based social media could be used for color revolution, to grow existing fractures or splits in Brazilian society to the advantage of The West. Creating more problems to capitalize on, just as the pro-BRICS Brazilian government is in the greatest economic and political crisis in over a decade.
Another crisis is the recent ZIKA scare, there are many Brazilians that are questioning the Zika hoax, whether it was pesticide in the water supply or because of the American introduction of GMO mosquitoes – there is a questioning about this. As far as I know there is no mandatory vaccination, but people are scared. Especially young mothers. I question the timing of this Zika phenomenon, I don’t want to be conspiratorial, but it just seems like crises are hitting Brazil from all angles at the present from the environmental, to the economic and political crises.
For investors or potential expats, in my opinion Brazil, is probably the WORST place to do business. The bureaucracy is thick and they don’t have the same work ethic as the Northern countries or East Asia. Life in Brazil is hard, taxes and cost of living is high – however, if you find a niche, they are some of the most friendly and accepting people you will ever meet. Your social life will be so rich and the love from your friends and family, you will have a life experience you will never forget. Brazil is a very YIN country, all subconscious, emotional, spiritual, flowing. Take a trip and see for yourself, it’s not for everybody but if you like Brazil, I think it is one of the most culturally rich places in the world.
From an upper class white Brazilian on Facebook.
I’ll try to explain as simply as possible: this protest is not about corruption. Operation ‘Lava Jato’ (car wash) is not about corruption. If it was, your “Poster Boy” would never be Áecio Neves. If it was, we wouldn’t see just like last year, the hashtag #somostodoscunha. If it was, we would have screams and protests also against Alckmin, Beto Richa, Sierra and Fernando Henrique Cardoso. This movement against the PT is clearly a desperate attempt to maintain the status quo of “good people”. The image that represents a desperate attempt to keep everything the way it was. Rich and Poor in their rightful place. The Protesters prefer the corruption of some and then condemn the other. If you are against the government, come with honesty and consistency. Show indignation, but without selectivity. And most important: do not support all these unconstitutional acts that are happening on the side of fascism. Don’t be on the team of Bolsonaro (far right politician -ak) Or you are on the opposite side of democracy. And the worst is looking down on the poor as tramps and losers, as this video shows https://www.facebook.com/jornalistaslivres/videos/351091668348050/
(protesters say public welfare should be cut, they just use money to drink and have kids – when 36 million Brazilians were lifted out of poverty under PT government -ak)
More comments from the post on Facebook:
People are being kept behind bars for months without a trial, and being released only if they accept to denounce PT and its allies, however flimsy it’s that testimony. Suspicions and inquiry file pages are being leaked to the press…. inquiries for which even the lawyers are having their access denied. Moro and the prosecutors are investigating only PT and its allies and turning a blind eye to the opposition and the media, even though there has been a whole lot of testimonies and evidence pointing to them.
The prosecutors even managed to turn operation Zelotes, about the HSBC Leaks, into an anti-Lula operation. And the electoral court is analysing AGAIN Rousseff’s campaign accounts, even though they’ve already looked into it and approved it.
In the most recent development, now globo is afraid of the unrest they created among the population (this morning there was a protest in front of their rio journalism quarters) and their bloggers and sunday op-eds are even trying to push the lie about “PT’s violent militias” and pleading for MILITARY INTERVENTION in an attempt to create a narrative legitimizing an even bigger breach of democracy.
Make no mistake. This is not a long overdue objective and universal cleansing of the countrie’s corruption. This is an orchestrated cooptation of the institutions in order to create som sort of media/justice/politics paraguayan coup like the one which ousted Lugo.
Crookedness is created and hidden by their gate keeping. Lula is one of the most investigated politicians of recent times. He had no good will from the media. You’d think by now they’d have more against him than that canoe bullshit and such. Guys like aecio neves who like to play outraged against corruption (and receive ample media space without questioning for that) wouldn’t last 10 minutes under that kind of scrutiny
Globo (major TV media outlet in Brazil, and propagandist in the dictatorship era) calls for return of the military dictatorship!
Frightened by the wave of solidarity with the former president Lula, who blazed his base of support from the social movements, Globo, which helped establish a military dictatorship in Brazil in 1964, now uses two of its columnists, Merval Pereira and Ricardo Noblat to spread that the military is ready to put the house in order; “Military put troops on hand to ensure public order,” said Merval, which ranked the citizens who defend democracy as “PT militia”…. Will Globo try to repeat 1964?
Let’s not forget the Banestado corruption scheme scandal back in 2002, involving politicians from PSDB and an amount of R$ 150 billions, the same money changer Alberto Youssef now involved in the Petrobras scandal and the same judge Sergio Moro. Only small fish were condemned. No PSDB right-wing politicians were condemned! Alberto Youssef is back in business as if nothing had happened. What was the fascists’ hero Sergio Moro thinking? Why didn’t he put any politicians in jail? Mismanagement of 150 billion reals, an absurd amount of money when compared to the R$ 10 billions stolen from Petrobras.
My opinion Lada is, knowing Brazilian culture, most likely the PT is involved in some corruption, BUT it is not as bad as being portrayed by the media (which is overwhelmingly American friendly). These revelations about Lula being railroaded are quite eye-opening, I think this may also be timed to build tensions before the Olympics. I think they are on some sort of time table and are working as quick as possible on multiple fronts to destabilize the BRICS. The powers that be cannot afford another year or two of Putin!
4/19/16 – NEW POST! Destabilizing Brazil: Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff – Scary Parallels with Ukraine
For additional background read my original article published on March 2, 2014:
Striking Geopolitical Parallels: Beijing Olympics – Georgia’s Attack on S. Ossetia 08/08/08 and Sochi Olympics – Kiev Coup 02/22/14
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Hybrid War: Whole Truth About Doping and Demands to Ban Russia from #RioOlympics
This article is a logical progression of my latest: US, Russia and Oil Price Manipulation: The Real Reason OPEC President Was Arrested in London. They should be read together with my other FT articles and in conjunction with EARTH SHIFT REPORTS, to truly understand the whole picture.
Per RT: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has accused Russia of systematic doping violations and cover-ups involving Russian officials, including the sports minister. It calls for Russian athletes to be barred from competitions. Russian Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko speaks to RT over WADA claims. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/6vy8.
Video interview with Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko (with Eng translation)
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency has had its license suspended a week after the country was provisionally banned from international athletics events over a doping scandal. This is leaving the entire Russian sport in a limbo.
Notice that initially WADA was only investigating Russia, coming out from the very start with a bombshell at an international conference. They demanded very loudly a ban for the entire Russian sport, regardless of who did, or didn’t dope. But after criticism that WADA was singling out Russia for purely political reasons, they PROMPTLY added several more countries to the list of anti-doping violators. These countries were not an issue just several days ago.
Notice also that in the new ‘list’ Ukraine is also present – obviously added to deflect any accusation that it’s a payoff to Russia for Ukraine. However, the biggest by far proven doping violators, such as UNITED STATES OF AMERICA are nowhere near this list. Moreover, while this bogus list includes other countries, only Russian athletic team is being banned from competition, including athletes like Elena Isinbayeva (multi-olympic/ world champion and record golder), who had never doped.
Today’s video from RT:
Clearly, the addition of more countries to the ‘list’ is a way to camouflage what WADA is really doing: an attempt to sidetrack, broadside Russia and dampen the spirits of the Russian athletes and people. In addition it is a personal attack against the Russian Sports Minister, Vitaly Mutko, who had done a lot for the development of the Russian sport since he took office. It was very convenient for the West when Russian sports were in a shambles after the collapse of the USSR, and they wanted to keep it that way. It is very inconvenient when Russian team presents a real competition.
Considering that in our 3D world national sport is something that lifts the spirit of a nation, it is a strike against all of the Russian people, an attempt to damage their spirit and put doubt in their mind. We had already been through this after the collapse of the USSR, when the entire country felt disillusioned and depressed, thinking they did something wrong.
It never occurred to anyone that the USSR was being deliberately sabotaged and destroyed from abroad. Sure, the fact that USSR/Communist Party leaders made a huge number of mistakes and miscalculations didn’t help. But the fact remains: the deliberate act of economic, financial and PR sabotage and diversion took place to do away with the USSR with the ultimate goal to destroy Russia. In the ’90s, the sabotage and undermining of the Russian spirit continued and even intensified. It was only by the end of the ’90s – beginning of 2000s that we finally began understanding what was happening and why.
Ukraine events, anti-Russian sanctions and the Ruble sabotage last year were a part of the same hybrid war. But until now, they never dared to directly attack the Russian sport.
Soviet sport was the world’s best by far and there really was no competition. At that time no one would dare to attack Russian sport like this. But since the USSR collapse Russia let go of its influence and interests in many areas, including sport. People in the international organizations were substituted for those convenient for (and bribed by) the West. Rules and regulations were developed that favored the West. Now Russians are finding out that it’s not enough to win – it’s also who you know and how much you pay.
I know some might say: what’s so important about sport? I am personally neutral towards sport, but in this 3D reality sport is very important. It serves not only as a means to stay fit and as entertainment, but also as a means of lifting the spirit, inspiring and maintaining the pride of a nation. Sport can be a very effective geopolitical weapon as well, and it used to be (until USA and West sabotaged 1980 Moscow Olympics) a tool of peace and cooperation. If you think this is something new, no – all the above characteristics of the sport were the same two and three thousand years ago. From Mesopotamia and ancient Incas and Maya to the first Greek Olympics and medieval knights’ tournaments…
If you still think that it’s just a co-incidence having nothing to do with the hybrid war against Russia, then I can tell you that the Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu is also under attack. He’s the man who literally turned around the Russian defence and military. The attacks on Shoygu involve some bogus accusations that his daughter owns several apartments and a dacha. It sounds pitiful, I know – that’s probably because they failed to find anything of substance on him. Despite this, the pro-West 5th column in Russian media is attempting to create a storm in a teacup regarding Shoygu.
The members of the Russian 5th column in media/PR/civil orgs/education are called the ‘grant eaters.’ They work based on USA/West’s financial grants to write certain things their masters tell them to write. Russians at large are onto them, and of course, this pitiful attempt will have the opposite effect.
And oh, coincidence! Accusations against Shoygu appear during Russian Syria campaign and while the new escalation of the Pridnestrovie-Moldova-Romania-Ukraine conflict is anticipated!
Pridnestrovie is the break-away former territory of what is now Moldova (former USSR republic of Moldavia). It has been under Russian peacekeepers’ protection since the 1992 war. This quiet ongoing war is something that very few know of, or understand. But it’s much more important geopolitically than many imagine. I do plan a new Earth Shift Report, where I’ll explain all the intricacies of what’s happening in Moldova, Odessa, Pridnestrovie, Bulgaria, Balkans and elsewhere around Black Sea. Stay tuned for ESR7: BLACK SEA GAMBIT.
Last but not least, both Minister of Defence Sergey Shoygu and Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko are Putin’s men in the Russian government, as opposed to the so called ‘economic block’, which is considered pro-Western in its entirety. Therefore, attacks against Mutko and Shoygu are in fact attacks against Putin.
Below, let’s look in more detail into this new low in a hybrid 4D war. It’s directed against Russia, but it’s more than that. It’s a desperate attempt to hang on to the USA’s world hegemony and it’s a losing war to preserve NWO, something that seemingly worked for the Western elites for 20 years – until Russia destroyed their plans.
NWO and Hybrid 4D War Against Russia
Initially, I didn’t want to write about this new low in the hybrid war against Russia. But the fight is getting uglier and uglier; in light of that, I felt it was important that I weighed in. As the former world hegemon starts losing and the world sees more and more clearly that the king is naked, they simply don’t know how else to pinch or harm Russia.
Ukraine didn’t work out as they had hoped – instead of isolation, Russia consolidated her international positions and reputation, while Putin’s rating, both domestically and internationally, is through the roof; anti-Russian sanctions failed and EU is rebelling against the US; except for Ukraine, color revolutions aren’t working; Russia pulled a shocking game changer in Syria, proving that US wasn’t even trying to fight ISIL. And to top it off, to the US embarrassment, Iraqi parliament and US-hand-picked government is attempting the moves to ask Russia for help in bombing ISIL on Iraqi territory, thus snubbing American puppet masters. What a slap in the face!
We have discussed some of the dirty games being played in my latest article: The Real Reason OPEC President Was Arrested in London.
FIFA Scandal, World Cup and Joseph Blatter
In it I gave and example of the FIFA scandal and the ousting of its long-time president Joseph Blatter. The thing is that corruption within the organization notwithstanding, Blatter was a friend of Russia. Just before the scandal broke out he visited Russia and Putin. He was also a big proponent of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and supporter of the development of the Russian sport.
Russia never hosted World Cup, which is considered the Olympics of football. I personally am indifferent towards football (US: soccer), but many in Russia are ardent supporters and the country at large has been ecstatic to host the world’s most important football competition. This has to do with national pride, but also with the love of the sport. Regardless of how one feels about football or sport in general, my goal is always to present a balanced, truthful and complete picture.
And the truth is this: naturally and in line with their proclaimed goal of expanding the world of football and giving nations that never hosted the chance, FIFA, and Blatter personally, wanted to award World Cup to Russia and other countries that showed enthusiasm and dedication.
Knowing how well received World Cup was by Russians, the FIFA scandal was timed in such a way as to try to take the hosting rights away from Russia. THIS was really the reason for the whole FIFA scandal. The idea was to throw a lot of loud accusations in corruption and bribery and see if they would stick – if they could be pinned on Russia. If it was possible to prove that Russians got the 2018 World Cup via bribery, then the next step would begin: humiliate Russia by stripping it of the championship – and vilify, vilify, vilify on all levels possible.
The plan didn’t work. It turned out that the bribes were not Russian. They came from Qatar, which was awarded 2022 World Cup. The thing is that FIFA votes and awards two consecutive World Cups in one meeting. So, Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 were awarded together.
According to witnesses, Qatar representatives carried with them envelopes stuffed with $20,000 each and just gave them away to everyone in the audience as ‘mementos.’ Just imagine what was going on behind the scenes and how much money was passed under the table, if $20,000 multiplied by thousands of participants were given out like little trifles.
But Qatar wasn’t the target here – Russia was.
Despite the obvious failure, Western MSM and politicians continued howling that Russia (notice – not Qatar) should be stripped of World Cup hosting. FIFA, which under Blatter conducted independent policies, refusing to bow to the Anglo-American bosses, refused to transfer it from Russia. Blatter stood firm and the scandal died down. No one demanded that Qatar be stripped of its 2022 World Cup.
The result was the ousting of Blatter under bogus and falsified pretexts as a lesson to others to toe the line.
It didn’t work out for World Cup. Now, the next target is 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
Sochi 2014 and Kiev maidan
Let me remind my readers that 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi endured a large number of various attacks and calls to boycott them – something that is prohibited under Olympic rules. Moreover, the very maidan and violent coup in Kiev was timed to coincide with the Sochi Olympics in order to sour the Russian triumph as much as possible. I wrote about that at length in the beginning of 2014, as the situation developed.
Back in the beginning of 2014, as Kiev maidan developed, I predicted that the West would use the opportunity of Russia being tied with the Sochi Games to execute a coup in Kiev – and that’s exactly how it happened. I also predicted that Russia would wait till the end of the Olympics and then engage in Ukraine conflict. That’s exactly how it happened as well. The moment Sochi Games were over, Russia engaged and the result was Crimea seceding and referendums in Donetsk and Lugansk. I said back then that Russia would not send troops to Ukraine, but would remold the situation slowly and quietly to her favor – and that’s what we are observing today.
A somewhat similar stunt was performed against China to sour the 2008 Beijing Olympics. During the Opening Ceremony, Georgia and Saakashvili attacked S. Ossetia, forcing Russia to respond. Not only a war started on the day of the opening of the Olympics had been a slap in the face of the Chinese Games organizers, but it was also hoped that Russia wouldn’t be able to respond, being afraid to offend China. As we know, Russia responded very successfully. The goal of the 08/08/08 attack was not only to attempt to weaken Russia by taking over S. Ossetia, it was also to try to put a rift between Russia and China. As we know, none of that worked. I wrote about the striking parallels between Beijing Olympics – Georgia 2008 war and Sochi Olympics – Ukraine coup 2014 in one of my early articles. You can find more under PREDICTIONS.
Brazil Olympics conundrum and President Dilma Rouseff
The 2016 Olympics are taking place in Brazil, another country member of the BRICS. I will digress here to remind my readers my prediction from 2014, reiterated in 2015: Brazil and its president Dilma Rouseff will be extremely quiet in all things international until after the Brazil Games are over.
If you recall, after the NSA scandal was exposed and it became known that Rouseff and the entire top of Brazil were listened on, Dilma was extremely vocal and indignant. At first, she attempted to lead an international revolt against NSA and USA dominated internet and wireless communications. However, this project died down and it had been quiet ever since. Dilma was re-elected with great difficulty and she had to endure a lot of riots and protests. Then she calmed down and met with Obama, announcing in their joint press conference that differences notwithstanding, she was a big friend of America and President Obama.
Dilma saw the writing on the wall: either she gives in and stops her revolt, or she won’ be president for long. She saw that US and its vassals managed to spoil the Olympics for such giants as China and Russia; it would be so much easier to torpedo the Brazil Olympics. Therefore, Dilma Rouseff will be quiet and agreeable until after the Brazil Olympics are over in 2016. After that, Brazil will gradually re-acquire its more active political stance. But I wouldn’t expect too much from Brazil for some time. Looks like they managed to spook Dilma quite well.
WADA and the Russian team ban
WADA says that the entire Russian Olympic team should be disqualified and Russia should be banned from 2016 Olympics. This statement is extraordinary and unprecedented. First of all, this kind of announcement is never made at a press conference, BEFORE talking to the country in question. Secondly, it appears both the so-called ‘independent’ commission and the anti-doping agency have far exceeded their authority, delivering their own opinion instead of facts, attempting to influence world opinion, and pressuring/ intimidating a country they are supposed to be working with. Nothing like that ever happened in history.
There are only two explanations here: either the members of this ‘independent’ commission and WADA were bribed really, really well, or they were intimidated really, really well. My bet is that it’s both at once. As I said in the previous piece, these people all have tons of skeletons in their closets. It’s just the matter of time of when and how such skeletons would be pulled out and de-dusted to manipulate them.
I’m sure we will hear a lot about this new pinnacle in the ugly, unsporting war against Russia. I will just say that I never thought they could stoop this low in their attempts to hurt Russia. That said, I have to again reiterate, that unfortunately more of the same should be expected.
The Truth About Doping in Sports and Demands to Ban Russia from 2016 Summer Olympics
Let’s begin with a few remarks and observations:
The Moscow anti-doping lab closed down upon demands of the WADA independent commission. This lab is new and state-of-the art. It has lately organized some of the world’s biggest sporting events.
Note that the name of the commission that leveled the accusation is the ‘WADA independent commission’ – in other words, this commission is certainly NOT independent by any means – it is in direct WADA chain of command.
Another thing that is striking is this: in 2014, German TV channel ARD released a documentary in which it blamed Russian sport for heavy doping. I have seen a small snippet from said documentary. It appears that there were lots of loud accusations and emotional statements, but no proof provided. It also appears that the movie makers used statements by the Russian athletes who were ousted because they doped, and who therefore held a grudge. That alone is suspect to say the least. WADA began its ‘independent investigation’ right after the appearance of the documentary and based on its accusations. The whole thing just looks too conveniently coordinated.
2014 was the year of a multi-prong, coordinated attack on Russia: attempt to create a large and strong anti-Russia out of Ukraine, unseat Putin, anti-Russian sanctions, Ruble collapse engineered, oil price collapsed, attempts to isolate Russia internationally, and MH17 (to be blamed on Russia).
In conjunction with all the above, this German documentary, UK press articles and the subsequent investigation begun at the same time, don’t look like a casual co-incidence.
The truth has been coming out about what German TV and journalism really are: an extension of Anglo-American MSM and CIA/NSA combined. The German whistleblowers, who exposed how the ready-made material is simply given to German journalists by the US, are in hiding after having received life threats.
A similar whistleblower and the last remaining honest Ukrainian journalist Oles’ Buzina was killed several months ago in Kiev after he resigned his editor-in-chief post. Shortly before his death, he came out by saying that his conscience didn’t allow him to publish lies that were forced on him by the US embassy in Kiev.
As another example, a Polish politician and member of the Sejm (lower house of the parliament), whom I won’t name for security reasons, recently complained to me that Polish political landscape ‘has been paved in concrete by the US and not a blade of grass, (i.e., dissenting opinion) can get through.’
This is the reality of Europe, and therefore, the reality of all these world sporting agencies and federations, most (or all?) of which are located in Western Europe.
Doping problem in sports
Doping is a huge problem in sports. The US has gone through absolutely massive scandals with Michael Phelps, Serena Williams and her sister, several American all-star track and field athletes. All the above were hushed up. The biggest scandal was probably the former cycling legend Lance Armstrong. The remarkable thing about all these scandals was that most of these occurred AFTER these athletes finished their careers and retired, such as the Phelps and Armstrong cases.
Phelps, if I remember correctly, simply blabbed out publicly that he was doping and so was the rest of his team – but only after he retired. However, the huge and usually winning in all competitions US swimming team was never investigated or suspended, and no one ever suggested banning the entire American team from the Olympics, although the scope of the conspiracy fully warranted that! Being myself a competitive swimmer in the past I kind of always wondered about that… But here it was – Michael Phelps, the ‘king’ of the sport himself blabbed out he and his team mates were doping, yet no investigation ever took place.
Lance Armstrong and the American conspiracy
With cyclist Armstrong, the long-standing accusation of doping was corroborated by witnesses and leveled by parties for at least ten years, including Armstrong’s disgruntled and dishonored teammate Floyd Landis, the team masseuse, and others riders, who were prosecuted and whose careers were ruined for blowing the whistle. Floyd Landis won Tour de France after Armstrong left, but his win was disqualified after it transpired he had doped. Being pissed at Armstrong and at his team for snubbing him during his doping scandal, he went everywhere telling everyone who would listen on Armstrong and the team’s directeur sportif Belgian Johan Bruyneel. Landis alleged a widespread conspiracy involving the entire team, in which they all were required to dope heavily in order to win races.
But only after Armstrong retired did the investigation by USADA (US arm of WADA) finally take place. Proof of a mass doping conspiracy was rock-solid. All of Armstrong’s team mates were implicated, and they all confessed to the conspiracy. Yet, except for Armstrong, NONE of the US cyclists were banned or stripped of titles. Some received 6-month off-season suspension, others were warned to retire just before the scandal blew up, preserving their award money, titles and reputations. These other riders were given a sweet deal in return for testifying against Armstrong, and they did their best to pin everything on him.
The Armstrong scandal dirty underbelly
Lance Armstrong is a Texan and personal friend of George W. Bush. Therefore, while Bush was in power Armstrong was winning all sort of world competitions, including 7 Tour de France champion titles. There were accusations of widespread doping for at least 10 years. However, Bush’s personal protection worked its magic: they were all squashed violently both in the US and internationally, allowing American cyclists to dominate the world. Armstrong’s squad was called ‘the blue train of pain’ and Lance Armstrong personally was referred to as ‘the boss.’
I’m not kidding – violently is the word. After years of squashing any whistleblowers and awarding those who played along, Armstrong left a long trail of enemies. When Bush was gone, there was no one left to shield him from justice. It appears that Obama and democrats allowed the investigation to finally take place as a revenge against Bush and republicans. If Armstrong wasn’t as arrogant and cruel towards so many people, perhaps he would’ve gotten off easier. But all those whom he had wronged just piled up, adding accusation on top of accusation. And that’s how ugly the big sport can be, especially when a lot of money and overinflated egos come into play.
I am far from defending Armstrong, whom a pinned as bad news since the first time I laid my eyes on him – and that was years before he got caught. But the real reason he was exposed and others in the US weren’t, was purely political: democrats and Obama wanting to get one up on republicans and Bush.
Incidentally, when Armstrong was stripped of all his Tour de France titles, the French didn’t award those to anyone else as it was quietly recognized that the #2 and #3 winners were also doping.
Serena Williams steroid use and London Olympics
The story of the Williams sisters is even more bizarre. Persistent rumors are circulating of the long-term heavy usage of steroids. The stroke of Serena Williams is too strong for a woman, as specialists have suggested. This was clearly visible in the final match between Williams and Russian Maria Sharapova during the London Olympics.
Sharapova, who was in her best form, was a heavy favorite for the win. The spectators were perplexed why she was so uncharacteristically unable to deflect Serena’s shots that came as fast a bullets. The distrust of that ‘victory’ has been extremely strong, all this supported by the persistent rumors and accusations that Williams sisters have been inventing reasons to skip doping tests, and therefore, have not been tested for years. When testers arrived, they’d been known to skip town, lock themsleves in the bathroom or throw a tantrum, preventing samples from being taken.
Calls to strip Williams of the win and other medals abounded. However, nothing was ever done and the scandal was yet again hushed up.
The Olympics and pressure to dope
The doping problem is extremely pervasive in big sport. The 2008 Chinese Olympics left some questions about Chinese doping due to sudden drastic spike in performance. The 2012 London games certainly left a lot of questions. The unusually good performance of the UK team rose questions in my mind for sure.
The reason for that is the home town advantage, some may suggest. That’s true. There is a Russian saying, “Even the walls help when you compete at home.” But let’s be brutally honest: home base creates unusually good chances of letting the country’s own athletes off the doping tests easily, while testing others especially harshly. Incidentally, doping tests aren’t an exact science and much lies in their interpretation. There are known instances of athletes being banned from Olympics after they had a flu and took aspirin or anti-cough mixture days prior. This of course is absurd, but scandals involving banning on the grounds of taking innocuous flu medicine abound.
Of course, the team performance is helped by sabotaging other teams and introducing in your own Olympics those sports you are best at. In London 2012, we suddenly saw scores of equestrian events, which were never a part of the Olympics. Crowding the schedule with so many new events that never had been a part of the regular competition is direct manipulation. And who won them all (or most)? That’s right, UK.
Meanwhile, the events Russia is good at, such as rhythmic gymnastics (which in reality should be called ‘artistic gymnastics’ in English, to be consistent with the original name – yet another deliberate manipulation!), were cut to the bone, so Russia would get as few medals as possible. Many questions in the London Olympics were created by the unfair judging of wrestling and boxing events. In such events, consistently athletes from Russia were judged in such a way as to give gold to the opponent, including in many cases when Russians were favorites, thus creating the situation when Russia had surprisingly few gold medals and a lot of silver. This combination of factors worked very well and UK managed to climb in the team standing to the third place, bypassing Russia for the first time ever!
But certainly, no other Olympics were as openly corrupt and crooked as the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Yet, despite many allegations of corruption and misconduct, no one ever went to jail in the US and no one was ever banned. The whole scandal was hushed up so effectively that no one even mentions it. I was so disgusted watching the whole spectacle that after that I swore I would boycott the Olympics and any sport. And I did, until Beijing.
Bottom line, certain countries would do everything in their power to win sports competitions, yet they never get punished or investigated. Stakes are so high and the money is so good that some individual athletes dope in secret in order to win. Yet, very few get caught. It always happens for political reasons – not for the reasons it should happen, such as establishing the equal playing field and justice.
My friend, who has been in sports all his life, told me that if they really wanted to establish an equal playing field, if they really wanted to stop doping, they’d be testing athletes’ hair, not their urine. That’s where the long-term doping residue is really preserved.
Why don’t they do that, if it’s that simple? Because if they did, Serena Williams wouldn’t be playing. Neither would most of the US athletes.
Another thing my friend tells me is this: athletes have to dope to keep up with others. Cyclists, for example, simply cannot endure the three weeks of the Tour de France unless they dope ahead of time. Now that everyone has to dope much less than before, Le Tour has become much more boring and predictable to watch. Some all-star athletes had to drop out because without sufficient doping they cannot cope. Organizers are the hypocrites of our televised era: on one hand they create a hype about the spectacular challenges such as the spectacular climbs and bloodcurdling crashes; on the other, they want the riders to be monks. That’s why the beautiful sport such as cycling is now in a crisis.
Anti-Russian conspiracies in sports
There have been a lot of baseless accusations lately that the USSR won its many medals because of doping. I was a competitive swimmer when I was a teen back in the 1980s Moscow, and I’d been known to win some medals in my day. Not a single time did I hear anyone – neither athletes nor coaches – talk about anything to do with doping. What athletes did do in order to increase performance was use weights and resistance: such as you strap a belt with a wide plastic resistance plate to your waist and swim with this added resistance. Or weight bracelets are worn on arms and legs for added resistance. Many other training and natural diet methods existed. Between us, I hated all of that, not the least, having to be confined to the pool full of chlorinated water. Some thrive on it, but I am too much of a free spirit. I quit sport as soon as I could and never looked back.
Added: Just remembered this interesting episode! I also knew personally Oxana Bayul and Viktor Petrenko, both figure skating Olympic Champions. I knew them when I grew up in Odessa, where they lived (our skating rink was located three blocks from my house). I also knew their famous coach Galina Zmievskaya in New Jersey, as well as Galina Zmievskaya’s daughter in Simsbury, CT, where she worked as hairstylist and where she, incidentally, cut my hair. Many world-class Russian figure skaters trained in Simsbury, CT, when I also lived there.
Later, most of them, including Zmievskaya, Bayul and Petrenko, moved to other states. I met some of them again in New Jersey. Not once on any occasion did I hear anything about doping or anything related to any cheating from any of them, neither did I observe any such behavior. And perhaps by now my readers know how hard it is to hide the truth from me. I knew other Russian athletes as well, but I think the above is enough to illustrate the point.
So, I was right on the inside, and didn’t see or hear anything related to doping, yet those in the West who were never there and had no way of knowing what really went on, have all the knowledge in the world about the Soviet sport’s underbelly.
Certainly, I haven’t peeked into every boardroom and sports club in the USSR. It’s possible that there was doping here and there. But at the very minimum, this is the pot calling the kettle black.
Most likely, this is simply politically and jealousy motivated. Some hold a grudge against Russia/USSR since those old days and they feel now is a good time to unload it as it’s fashionable (and profitable) to attack Russia on all fronts.
At the same time, the real doping problem in the USA and West is conveniently hushed up.
Another example: a couple of years ago there was a scandal when Russian pro-cycling team Katyusha was banned from riding just before the start of the season on some silly technicality – they didn’t file this or that. At the time, Katyusha was the #2 rated team in the sport, with the #1 rated leading rider Joakim Rodriguez, who would also be banned. Team with such standing had to be allowed to compete automatically, with no paperwork of any kind filed.
Meanwhile, the team that rated #14 with non-rated lead rider Alberto Contador coming out of doping suspension, was allowed to join the season automatically, which should have happened in Russian team’s case. Russian team had to do some very fancy footwork, costing athletes nerves and concentration and missing some competitions, in order to be allowed to compete. The rumor in sporting circles was that Russians didn’t bribe World Cycling Federation, and that’s why they were snubbed. Meanwhile the Contador team (I believe it was Saxobank), German in origin, put out the kind of bribe they could not refuse. Therefore, we are likely looking at enormous corruption and ugly collusion in the sport.
Can WADA be trusted?
In this regard, I really would like to know how much WADA can be trusted? Who and how much has paid them for this stunt?
Another thing that should be taken into account are the ambitions and honesty of the doping testers, as well as inspectors and prosecutors themselves. From my years of observation, it appears to me that their own ego and pride frequently get in the way of honest and clean results.
The Big Sport’s vicious cycle
Yes, I would love for the sport to become a clean, true, honest test of everyone’s abilities. That would be possible if the sport was a strictly amateur past time; if achieving a new height, best result and glory for yourself and your country wasn’t the over-riding goal.
This is how we do sports in our family. We go for hikes for enjoyment, not to outdo everyone; cycling is done for the joy of riding and fresh air; ping pong is played for the sense of camaraderie and good conversation; and chess for the same reason.
But that’s us. Countries invest in sport because it’s one of the methods to support national pride and solidify national self-esteem, while private clubs and organizations do so to advance sport to the new heights, but even more so – for profit and personal enrichment. In the world we live in – where instead of cooperation everyone tries to outdo everyone else, the opportunities for enrichment, profit, greed and corruption abound. Until this is the case, doping will exist.
In our day and age of mass sport and mass TV, in order for sport to be big and desirable by many, in order for sport to be attractive as a TV spectacle, as an inspiration and as a cash cow, it has to be hyped up. If it’s hyped up, there will always be people who will want to get ahead to get their own fifteen minutes of glory. There will always be unscrupulous coaches and directors, who’ll want to give that extra boost to their team.
But what about real talent, you ask? The real talent will have no choice but to keep up with the rest, or abandon sport. The real talent will have to start doping in order not to be trampled on by those less talented and less honest who don’t care how they achieve the result.
This creates a vicious cycle. That said, not all sports are created equal: certain sports are much better at controlling doping abuse than others. And there are many good and honest athletes who don’t dope.
But then, isn’t it a great idea to crack down on doping violations? Isn’t it what WADA and other such agencies are supposed to do?
It would be wonderful if they did so equitably and fairly! I’d be the first one applauding. But this is not the case, is it? As I’ve shown above, what we are seeing are highly politicized actions that have nothing to do with real sport and real fairness.
Russia needs to be punished because Russia dares to speak the truth and conduct independent policy; because Russia and Putin are becoming more and more popular, while the US power is waning; because Russia has dealt too many blows to US and NWO dominion. This is the reason for such unprecedented actions.
To conclude, let’s recall, just like in the case with FIFA bribing scandal, they accuse first, and try to prove it never. Once this scandal doesn’t work out, they’ll find another scandal to generate.
This is clearly a further attempt of punishment for Russia. Note that Putin just annoucned at G20 in Turkey that ISIL was financed by 40 countries, including G20 members (see: ISIL financed from 40 countries, including G20 members – Putin). Today, Russia began bombing ISIl oil fields and infrastructure – the source of much of the terrorist and militant funding – something US/France/UK/Australia conveniently failed to do for over a year. Read all about it in ESR5: SYRIA GAME CHANGER. Also see this corroborating video.
Directly after that the ban of the entire Russian athletic team from international competitions was announced – yet another confirmation that this is staged and directly tied to Russia’s actions in Syria. The bigger goal is, of course, to keep Russia down, suffocating, unable to function and develop.
If they succeed in banning Russian athletes from 2016 Olympics, it’ll set up an extremely dangerous precedent. Can they actually ban the entire Russian team? Probably not. But they can reduce the Russian team very substantially, and they can also dampen the spirits so much as to take away any chances for success. Russian sport is now on the rise, after many years of falling after the collapse of the USSR. This is a clear attempt to drag Russia down under water again. Who and why needs that? We had talked about it many times before. The same forces that want to make the entire world into their slaves and obedient robots. This is yet another swipe by what we call NWO to keep us all subdued.
Why Russia? Because Russia is the Great Balancer, and because Russia is that last bastion they are unable to conquer. Russia stands in the way of NWO world domination and Russia has been successfully turning around the situation, gradually rebalancing the energy and power to the East. These dark forces can’t afford that. They will attack Russia in every way possible to slow down the process.
They are hoping that the insult of the investigation and banning of the Russian team will dampen Russian spirits and cause Russia to make some bad moves. They are also hoping Putin will somehow lose his cool. They know how important sports are for Putin, they know that Russia has been investing huge amounts to develop mass sports in the country, which lagged behind since the ’90s collapse.
The goal is to broadside, confuse, get Russia mired in problems and investigations. The goal is to sabotage and slow down Russia. The declared mega-goals are also to isolate Russia and to unseat Putin.
This is why Putin and Russia are behaving in the only correct way possible. Putin has announced that Russia will openly and fully cooperate with all international investigations as Russia’s goal is the same as everyone’s – to stop abuses in sport. Those who are guilty will be banned, but it’s not fair to ban the entire team. I think this is a perfect response under the circumstances.
And last but no least: since most, if not all, of world sporting organizations are located in Western Europe, since doping protocols and procedures are all developed between US and Western Europe, since most sporting rules have also been set up in Europe, UK or US, I would strongly suggest Europe to stop being hypocrites and start looking in the mirror.
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