William F Engdahl kommer här med bakgrundsinformation till domen mot den ryske ”oligarken” Khodorkovsky nyligen, som ockupationsmaktens megafonkanal jämrade sig så väldeliga om (se mitt inlägg 28 dec )! globalresearch.ca:
If we dig a little deeper however we find a quite different case. As he stepped out of his private plane in Siberia in October 2003 Khodorkovsky was arrested. He was arrested, as Wikipedia correctly states, for tax crimes. What they did not say is that he at the tender age of 40 had risen to become the richest man in Russia worth some $15 billion by fraudulent acquisition of state assets during the lawless Yeltsin era. In an auction run by his own bank, Khodorkovsky paid $309 million for Yukos. In 2003 the same company was assessed as worth $45 billion, and not owing to Khodorkovsky’s management genius.
… Khodorkovsky built some impressive ties in the West. With his new billions in effect stolen from the Russian people, he made some powerful friends. He set up a foundation called the Open Russia Foundation. He invited two powerful Westerners to its board—Henry Kissinger and Jacob Lord Rothschild. Then he set about to develop ties with some of the most powerful circles in Washington where he was named to the Advisory Board of the secretive private equity firm, Carlyle Group where he attended board meetings with fellow advisors such as George H.W. Bush and James Baker III.
The crocodile tears of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the violations of Khodorkovsky’s human rights hide a far deeper agenda that is not being admitted. Washington used the Russian to try to reach its goal of totally destroying the only power left on the earth with sufficient military strike power to challenge the Pentagon’s Full Spectrum Dominance strategy—control of the entire planet. When seen in that light the sweet loaded words “human rights” take on a quite different meaning.
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Nordkoreas förslag om förhandlingar avslås av Sydkorea, som kallar Nordkoreas utspel för ”propaganda”! Precis samma visa som då Iran i förhandlingar med Brasilien och Turkiet i maj 2010 kommit överens om ett avtal som var i linje med vad USA tidigare krävt!
Det tycks finnas mäktiga krafter som upplever det som hotfullt om man skulle stå utan konfliktanledningar och krigsmöjligheter! USA skickar 1400 fler soldater till Afghanistan – 3 civila afghaner dödade