AMERICA'S AMORAL OIL BARONS*
VERSUS
VLADIMIR PUTIN & THE RUSSIAN BEAR

[What the struggle in Ukraine is all about]

By: SR Shearer
March 23, 2014


What makes the American elites so angry at Russia and Putin is their (ie., Putin's and Russia's) refusal to "knuckle-under" to American domination –-- despite the fact that they no longer possess super-power status.

SR Shearer


* Please see our article, "Unmasking the Merchants of Tarshish."


PREFACE

Since the collapse of the old Soviet Union in the early 1990s, a New World Order has been emerging. It is a globe-girdling "political-corporate-terrorist" system. This new world order calls for most of the nations of the world to be divided up internally into two parts - AN ELITE CLASS OF POLITICAL / ECONOMIC "MANAGERS" subservient to the corporate elites of the American super-state - which in most countries approximates about 20 percent of the population - and a WORKER-SERF CLASS - which makes up the remaining 80 percent of the population.

For the eighty percent of the population that falls into the "WORKER-SERF" category, it is a notably cruel and utterly despotic system. It's held together in two ways: first, by a structure of state propaganda based on the repetition of so-called "truths" where people can be made to believe that white is black and a square is in fact a circle; and second, by police forces given to fascist-like brutality, torture, terror, and, on extreme occasions, the use of death squads. [We urge you to see our article, "The Horror John Dimitri Negroponte" for a description of how this iniquitous system works.]

The "managers" rule the country at the behest and in the interest of American corporate power, which itself is sustained by the machinations and intrigues of the CIA, which in turn is backed up by the guns of the American military. If one were to diagram this system on a piece of paper, it would appear as a multi-tiered pyramid with the United States at the apex of the pyramid; then Western Europe and Japan on the second tier; on the third tier, those nations considered to be vital to the security interests of the United States (ie., nations such as Canada, Australia, Korea, Israel, etc.); and finally, on the fourth tier, those nations that are best referred to as "AMERICAN CLIENT STATES" - nations that the U.S. system uses as sources of raw materials and CHEAP LABOR (ie., countries such as Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, most of the countries of the Middle East, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, etc.).

It is an Orwellian realm of Newspeak in which there is very little connection between per-ception and reality; where PEACE means WAR, FREEDOM means SLAVERY, and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.

One country - and only one - has steadfastly refused to "fit" into this system - RUSSIA under the leadership of VLADIMIR PUTIN; it's not that PUTIN and RUSSIA constitute a band of "little angels" bent on bringing in the "Kingdom of God;" it's simply that, for whatever reason, they refuse to become another slave-state in the American New World Order System, and they are prepared to fight so as not to be sucked into it; THIS IS WHAT RUSSIA'S AND PUTIN'S STRUGGLE WITH THE UKRAINE AND GUUAM - AN ALLIANCE SYSTEM YOU MAY NEVER HAVE HEARD OF - IS ALL ABOUT.

-- ANTIPAS

PART 1
THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS WHAT
THEY APPEAR TO BE

"It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise reality."

― Joseph Goebbels
Propaganda Minister
for the Third Reich


"WAR IS PEACE;" "SLAVERY IS FREEDOM;" and "IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH" (George Orwell, 1984) --- the exact opposite of what we always thought was true, is true; the "Thought Police" have made it so! And the greatest practitioner of Orwellian thought control ("newspeak") in the world today? - it's the American elite media, a media that has been bought up "lock, stock, and barrel" precisely for this purpose by America's financial elites.

Presenting that which is false as true! Making people appear to be what they are not! "Morphing" the truth! --- in Orwell's novel, all this was the job of the "Ministry of Truth." In today's America, this has become - as we just indicated - the job of the American media.

In November of last year (2013) Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych rejected the heavy pressure that had been placed upon him by the United States and the E.U. to join a far-reaching partnership with the European Union; soon thereafter demonstrations were organized against him. The Western media painted these demonstrations as a spontaneous outburst of righteous anger by peaceful, freedom-loving Ukrainians. BBC reported at the time:

"Thousands of people, outraged that a long-standing aspiration for integration with Europe had been ditched overnight, poured into central Kiev for peaceful protests. They have occupied Independence Square, known as Maidan, ever since.

"Several developments - including police attacks on student protesters, severe new anti-protest laws, and the abduction and beating of opposition activists - caused the demonstrations to spread and intensify."

However, these demonstrations were anything but spontaneous; American NGO's in fact had organized them. F. William Engdahl reported on what was really going on:

"The recent protests in Ukraine have the stench of a foreign-orchestrated attempt to destabilize the government of Viktor Yanukovych after he walked away from signing an EU Association Agreement that would have driven a deep wedge between Russia and Ukraine. Glamor-star boxer-turned political guru, Vitaly Klitschko, has been meeting with the US State Department and is close to Angela Merkel's CDU political machine in Germany ... The US is strongly pushing the Ukraine-EU integration just as it had been behind the 2004 failed "Orange Revolution" to split Ukraine from Russia in a bid to isolate and weaken Russia ... [See articles listed below.]

"A copy of a pamphlet that was given out to opposition protestors in Kiev has been obtained. It is a word-for-word and picture-for-picture translation of a pamphlet used by US-financed Canvas (formerly Otpor) organizers in the 2011 Cairo Tahrir Square protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak ... [after Mubarak began to resist demands placed on him by the CIA.] [For information on Otpor, please see our articles, "THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE UKRAINE" (which deals with the so-called first Orange Revolution) and "Creative Destruction for a 'Greater Middle East'?"]

"Canvas, formerly Otpor, received significant money from the US State Department in 2000 to stage the first successful Color Revolution against Slobodan Milosovic in then-Yugoslavia. Since then they have been transformed into a full-time "revolution consultancy" for the US. [See articles noted above.]

"Direct sources in Kiev that I (Engdahl) have contacted report that the anti-government protestors have been recruited with money from among university students and the unemployed to come by bus into the heart of Kiev."

Calling themselves members of Spilna Sprava, or Common Cause, the groups that have been organized by the Americans range from right-wing radicals, anti-Semites and soccer hooligans to military veterans and mobs of stick-wielding goons. This is certainly not the story that is being "fed" to American audiences.

And why is all this important to you? – because you are being manipulated by these lies; you are being made compliant citizens of God's great enemy, "BABYLON THE GREAT;" you are willy-nilly submitting yourself to the desire by Babylon's elites to achieve worldwide hegemony; and in the process you are being led as lambs to the slaughter (Jeremiah 1: 37-40) just as the citizens of Hitler's Germany were eighty years ago. To understand what's really happening we have to carefully examine an obscure group created in Washington D.C. back in 2006 – an organization called "GUUAM."

PART 2
GUUAM
– A CIA-FUNDED DAGGER
AIMED AT THE HEART OF RUSSIA


Nezavisimaya Gazeta

INTRODUCTION

In an article published on March 2, 2006 (over eight years ago), the Russian daily newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported that three former Soviet Socialist Republics – Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine (and later, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan)

"... were forming an anti-Russian triple alliance" [under the aegis of the CIA]."

The CIA & Yulia Tymoshenko

Yulia Tymoshenko - a modern-day Lucrezia Borgia - co-led the Orange Revolution of 2004 and was the first female Prime Minister of Ukraine, serving from 24 January to 8 September 2005, and again from 18 December 2007 to 11 March 2010. Cementing her likeness to Borgia, Tymoshenko was linked to the murder of Yvhen Scherban, a pro-Russian businessman, his wife and two others.

Tymoshenko was allied with the CIA through a CIA-funded intermediate organization known as Prolog. Prolog is connected to the "Fatherland Coalition," a virulent neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic group that mouths Christian platitudes, making them the darling of the American neo-Conservatives. [Please see our article on the Orange Revolution of 2004, "The Truth about What's Happening in the Ukraine;" also our articles on the so-called COLOR REVOLUTIONS, "Creative Destruction for a Greater Middle East" and "U.S. Losing Control in Turkey, Syria and Egypt;" finally, please see our article, "The Neo-Conservatives."]

The newspaper went on to say that those immediately involved were Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and the beautiful (and even exotic-looking) prime minister of the Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko.

The article continued, saying that Ukraine was heading up this effort; it stated that -

"Kiev [ie., the Ukraine] is gradually becoming a second center of influence ... [in the territory of the old Soviet Union], which will serve as an alternative to Moscow ..."

GUUAM DENIES IT WAS (IS)
AN ANTI-RUSSIAN ALLIANCE

The leaders of GUUAM (again, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan), however, insisted that their new "federation was not an anti-Russian alliance." They asserted that GUUAM wasn't -

  1. Dominated by NATO;
  1. It had no direct ties with Washington;
  1. And it was not aimed against Russia.

BUT if that were so, What was Washington doing acting as a midwife (as it were) at the birth of GUUAM in Washington in 2006?

GUUAM "Peace Keeping battalion"

In addition, Why were Georgia, Uzbekistan, and Azerbaijan allowed to join GUUAM only after agreeing to pull out of the Russian-dominated Confederation of Independent States?

What did the Americans take the Russians to be? – Idiots! As Russia's foreign minister put it at the time,

"How else should we understand the fact that this new regional organization was created in Washington during a NATO summit?"

Very obviously, the Americans – specifically, the American oil elites - were (and still are) engaged in a very dangerous and chancy "game" with Russia in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus Mountains - a "game" about which very few ordinary Americans know anything– a "game," moreover, that is at present reaching a crescendo in a kind of second Orange Revolution in the Ukraine. [Please see our articles, "Kiev Protests: Another CIA Coordinated Color Revolution In Progress" and "MORE LIES ABOUT UKRAINE! WILL THE UNITED STATES MEDIA EVER TELL THE TRUTH?"]

THE FIRST ORANGE REVOLUTION (2004)

The ORANGE REVOLUTION is the name given to a CIA-inspired effort in 2004 aimed at securing control of Ukraine for the West and ending Russian influence in this former soviet socialist republic. [Please see our article, "The Truth about What's Happening in the Ukraine."]

AND WHAT'S THE HUMANITARIAN IDEOLOGY
BEHIND THIS GAME?THERE IS NONE!

GUUAM

And what was (is) the humanitarian ideology behind all this that would make such a dangerous "game" worthwhile? - some kind of worldview that would take seriously the interests of the people that were involved in the region? THERE WAS NONE!

According to the Economist Magazine, the motive was GREED, pure and simple; the hunger for wealth (the lust for liquid gold) on the part of America's oil elites; ie., covetousness for the oil riches of Russia and the former soviet socialist republics, all of which brings us back to GUUAM. Why? - because GUUAM is the instrument America's oil barons are attempting to use to lock out the Russians from the riches of the Caspian region and limiting their ability to ship Russian oil out of eastern Russia to markets in the west, thereby decreasing Russian influence in Western Europe.

The Financial Times of London put it succinctly when it said that GUUAM is the agency through which America hopes to -

"... develop the area's rich oil and gas deposits to the EXCLUSION of Russia."

THOMAS GOLTZ EXPLAINS

This was made abundantly clear in an article entitled, "The Caspian Oil Sweepstakes - the Great Game Replayed," by Thomas Goltz, author of Azerbaijan Diary: A Rogue Reporter's Adventures in an Oil-rich, War-Torn, Post-Soviet Republic.

Goltz writes that since the collapse of the old Soviet Union in 1991, the vast oil deposits beneath and contiguous to the Caspian Sea have made the region the focus of heated interest. The United States prizes the region as an alternative source of energy; Russia regards it as its own strategic reserve, and other countries - Iran, Turkey and even China - also have a stake in what's going on in the vicinity.

Chevron Oil - has invested more than $10 billion to control Kazakstan's huge Tengiz field.

Colin Woodard agrees; in an article that appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, he says that the oil reserves of the Caspian Sea and Central Asia may become to the 21st century what the Persian Gulf has been for the 20th, a fact recognized by major energy companies like US-based Chevron, which has invested more than $10 billion to control Kazakstan's huge Tengiz field.

ERECTING OBSTRUCTIONS AGAINST THE
SHIPMENT OF RUSSIAN OIL TO WESTERN EUROPE


The Garden of Eden

NOTE: From a biblical perspective, it is very interesting to note the fact that a great deal of the "action" between the U.S.-dominated GUUAM and the Russian Federation is being (and has been) played out not only in eastern Europe, but in the Caucasus Mountains (thick blue line shown in map above) - that area of the world that 2,500 years ago filled the extreme northern horizon of the Hebrews (Ezek xxxviii. 15, xxxix. 2) and where some say Eden was located - where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers originate, in Armenia somewhere, perhaps on the shores of the Araxes [the river that some people say is the biblical river Gihon (Genesis ii. 13)]). It's an area dominated by craggy mountains and deep gorges - a wild and untamed place that has about it a disturbing feeling of "long-ago" - as if it had suddenly appeared straight out of the Old Testament. Ancient Assyrian in Scriptures refer to the territory as Mushku and Tabal [Gk. - Moschoi and Tibarenoi (the Bible: "Mescheck" and "Tubal")].

Gog

The Bible says that the Caucasus is the dwelling place of "Gog" - that great and foreboding angelic prince that the Scriptures say will initiate the momentous events of the "End of Days." [Please see Ezekiel 38; we also refer you to Chapter XV of the Antipas Papers, "The Gog / Magog War;" also, please see Dwight Pentecost, Things To Come, and Robert Duncan Culver, Daniel and the Latter Days.]

Again, it is here, in this remote and half-forgotten part of the earth that a new and extremely dangerous struggle has begun that is pitting the West [essentially, the United States and her NATO allies] against the Russian Federation, a struggle that has now spread to the Ukraine.

Most likely location of Garden of Eden today - in the Tabriz Valley in the Southern Caucasus.

PART 3
THE NAKED & VERY DEADLY
AGGRESSION OF AMERICA'S
OIL ELITES

THE CHECHEN REBELLION

The Merchants of Tarshish - America's oil barons. [Please see our article, "Unmasking the Merchants of Tarshish."]

The struggle between America's oil elites and Russia for the oil of the Caspian Sea region, as well as access by Russia for the sale of Russian oil to the markets of Western Europe has involved three different and distinct clashes over a period of some 25 years:

  • The Chechen revolt.
  • The war in Georgia.
  • The present struggle in the Ukraine.

THE CHECHEN REBELLION: THE FIRST ATTEMPT BY THE
OIL COMPANIES TO SEIZE CONTROL OF CASPIAN SEA OIL

Chechnya - the center for the fight for control of the oil flowing out of the Caspian Sea area.

Perhaps the most revealing of these clashes – at least insofar as it sheds light on the horrifying and disgusting greed of the American oil elites – was the war in Chechnya.

Dudayev

At the time it started in 1991, the Chechen Rebellion was pretty much a local affair having very little to do with oil as such, and everything to do with a local variety of Islamic fundamentalism. Early on, the leader of the rebellion, Dukozhar Dudayev, a former Soviet air force general, attempted to settle the rebellion on the basis of Chechen autonomy within the Russian Federation, an offer that was seriously considered by the Kremlin.

Nonetheless, as the fever for the "black gold" of the old Soviet Union took hold in the Caspian region and Western Oil Companies began stampeding into the area, the struggle became one not based on culture (religion), but on greed. The rumors of untold riches attracted an armada of entrepreneurs to this once drab outpost of the old Soviet empire, including representatives from all the various international oil consortiums - AMOCO, BP, Chevron, EXXON, Mobile, UNOCAL, to name just a few. The various Oil Company leviathans involved in this stampede began investing billions and billions of dollars into the area – indeed, more money than anywhere else in the post soviet areas of the old Soviet Union. "Stay in town long enough," said Valeh Aleskerov, a senior executive of the state oil company, "and you'll meet every major oil player in the world;" and it wasn't just those who were directly involved in the oil business, but all the "hangers-on" as well! - fly-by-night artists interested in getting their own piece of the oil riches of the Caspian Sea.

Baku - the "safe area" in which the oil leviathans headquartered themselves


Ragusa from Louisiana

The hotels of Baku in Azerbaijan (a GUUAM signatory) –- which became (as it were) the "safe-area" in which most of these oil companies headquartered themselves –- were flooded with deal-makers, production experts, hosts of subcontractors of every sort and variety, spies and con men; Texans, Turks, Brits, Germans, etc. - men and women alike. As a result, life in Baku had a boomtown quality about it. There were new bars, cafes and nightclubs everywhere, and the streets were jammed with expensive cars filled with young, aspiring petro-barons - all "on the make." Typical of this kind of newcomer was Louette Ragusa, 38, who came to Baku from Louisiana in 1994 to work as a restaurant manager, but soon broke off to set up her own business, a firm that helps people find space and staff.

Party girls whose job is to satisfy the sexual desires of the Western oil elites in Baku.

California
Gold Rush

All of them, from the deal-makers to the con men to the production experts to Louette Ragusa, were drawn by the allure of the Caspian Sea's liquid gold - from 50 billion to 200 billion bbl - the top guess would equal some 10% of the earth's entire potential oil reserves. All this translated into an astronomical amount of dollars, possible $4 to $6 trillion. It was a bonanza with the look and feel of California during the gold rush.

The key to the entire area was Chechnya. Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, was an important oil refining center in its own right, supplying oil to the North Caucasus and specialty lubricants and paraffins throughout the Russian Federation. But more than that, Grozny was the center of the oil pipeline matrix that controlled the flow of oil and gas from Kazakhstan and Central Asia to the Black Sea and beyond. It was through Grozny that, for example, oil companies like Chevron would have to move its oil and gas from its vast Tengiz fields in Central Asia, where it has spent billions and billions of dollars in recent years, to the outside world.

In order to accommodate the movement of this oil and gas, the Russians - at Chevron's instigation - had formed the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) and had proposed to move the oil and gas from the Chevron fields in Tengiz to their Black Sea port at Novorossiysk.

OIL COMPANIES RENEGE ON
AGREEMENT WITH RUSSIA

But as the war in Chechnya progressed, and it began to seem that the Russians could be dislodged altogether from Chechnya, Chevron reneged on the deal, believing that it could get a much better "deal" from an independent Chechnya under Dudayev; not only that, it proposed a new route which would pass through Azerbaijan and Georgia southward through GUUAM territory into Turkey, and from there either into the Black Sea or overland to the Mediterranean.

NOTE: In furtherance of this end, one should note the fact that Chevron Oil is reliably believed to have engaged in securing arms for the Chechen rebels.

Chevron reneged on its "deal" with Russia, believing that it could get a much better "deal" from an independent Chechnya under Dudayev; not only that, it proposed a new route which would pass through Azerbaijan and Georgia southward through GUUAM territory into Turkey, and from there either into the Black Sea or overland to the Mediterranean.

RUSSIA WOULD BE CUT OUT ALTOGETHER, AND CHEVRON WOULD BE GUARANTEED A MUCH BIGGER SLICE OF THE PROFITS THAN WOULD HAVE BEEN OTHERWISE POSSIBLE.

By 1997 the Russians began to realize that they were being played as suckers and dupes by the Western Oil Companies - but the realization had been a long time coming, and much had been lost. Dudayev was already being "wined and dined" by the Oil Companies, and he had long ago come to realize that there was more to be had in Chechnya than Islamic fundamentalism; there was a heck of a lot of money to be made if he could strike a bargain with Chevron. "Today the real issue is oil," Dudayev exclaimed excitedly.

GUUAM PROMISES HELP TO DUDAYEV

With that, the Russians at last began putting two and two together; they were being cut out. RUSSIA WAS FURIOUS! A new determination began taking hold on the Kremlin, and they resolved to hold onto Chechnya at all costs. While the West took note of Moscow's change in attitude, they felt that Dudayev could prevail in any new round of fighting. Dudayev was acutely aware of what was coming, and he began preparing accordingly. He knew that he was unlikely to prevail against Russia in head-to-head combat, so he began turning

his military force into a paramilitary organization. Soviet military theory had taught him that rebels need only enough military power to keep from being defeated easily. As a result, his main objective would be to raise the military and political costs of intervention to the point where Russia would be forced to withdraw. Dudayev drew on lessons the Communists had learned from the Vietnamese wars against the French and the United States, and from the Afghan jihad against the Soviet Union.

In addition, he was - on an unofficial basis – ASSURED BY THE WEST OF A CONTINUOUS FLOW OF ARMS FROM TURKEY VIA GUUAM TO CARRY ON HIS STRUGGLE.

RUSSIA RE-ARMS FOR THE STRUGGLE

Vladimir Putin, not only managed to breathe new life into the demoralized Russian military, he also gathered an army of over 100,000 soldiers for the new face-off with Dudayev.

It would appear, however, that the Oil Companies - and, ipso facto, the West - miscalculated. They grossly underestimated the resolve of Russia – despite its very weakened position vis a vis the West - to maintain itself in the Caucasus - and, as if to underline that resolve, Vladimir Putin, not only managed to breathe new life into the demoralized Russian military, he also gathered an army of over 100,000 soldiers for the new face-off with America's oil companies and their by-then puppet, Dudayev. And it was a formidable army that he succeeded in cobbling together. To do it, Putin had to strip men and material from everywhere in the federation, leaving many units elsewhere nothing but "paper ones." Nonetheless, the army that he put into the field in Chechnya was an impressive one - the kind that convinced those who saw it that Putin meant business.

NOTE: What Putin did here is extremely reminiscent of what he is doing now in the Ukraine. Once again, America has under-estimated the resolve of Putin and the Russian bear to be tamed by the West.

"Why We Are Fighting in Chechnya" - Putin

Putin is a very impressive man. He's no slouching, stumbling Boris Yeltsin. He's articulate, good looking and has about him the crisp aura of a Western CEO. The claim by the American press that he is nothing more than an ex-KGB apparatchik rings hollow.

Moreover - and much to the horror of the Western Oil Companies - he possesses the ability to lucidly articulate the reasons behind Russia's actions in Chechnya. For example, in an article that appeared in the Times of London entitled, "Why We Are Fighting In Chechnya," Putin wrote:

"There is probably not a political leader in the world who has not taken an interest in the events unfolding in Northern Ireland in recent months. In Moscow we were hoping that Senator Mitchell's efforts would produce a permanent resolution to a conflict which has plagued Britain and Ireland for the past 30 years ... There are those who would say, given the current intervention by Russian forces in Chechnya, that there are lessons to be learnt from the Northern Ireland experience ... But, sadly, Grozny bears a far greater resemblance to the anarchy and terrorism of Beirut in the 1980s than it does to Belfast in 1999.

"... I believe in negotiation, especially as our history has taught us that it is impossible to settle the Chechen question by military force alone. But with whom and about what should we negotiate? To ask the Russian Government to negotiate a settlement with ... [Dudayev] is tantamount to asking Peter Mandelson and George Mitchell to broker a peace deal with Manchester's drug barons or crime bosses in London ...

The recent bomb attacks on Moscow apartment complexes have brought home to the Russian people, in a horrific way, the nature of the regime that ordinary Chechens have endured for years

"... The recent bomb attacks on Moscow apartment complexes have brought home to the Russian people, in a horrific way, the nature of the regime that ordinary Chechens have endured for years. Of course, sadly, the British people have been no strangers to terrorist attack over the years. The outrage that people felt over atrocities like the bomb attacks at Birmingham, Guildford, Ennis Killen and Warrington is mirrored and magnified in the Russian people today. Our citizens do not want to live in fear and mortal danger. They look, naturally, to the Government and security forces to protect them. Neither the Russian President nor I can or will ignore that responsibility."

"And so we have, reluctantly, had to engage in a military campaign in Chechnya.

"In the midst of war, even the most carefully planned military operations occasionally cause civilian casualties, which are deeply regrettable and which we take every step to avoid. NATO forces in action in Kosovo were far from immune to such mistakes ... No one is pretending that conditions for the refugees are easy, but we are at least now able to give them a roof and provide them with food, heat and medical services ..."

NOTE: Sounds exactly like the same kind of explanation for civilian casualties that the U.S. makes in its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Why does such an explanation "hold water" for the Americans and not for the Russians in their fight with Islamic extremists?

Putin continued:

"I would much rather it was not necessary for our forces to be in Chechnya. There is a pressing domestic political agenda in Russia that demands my full-time attention. But these are not and cannot be questions of minor importance. To win a victory over terrorism in Chechnya is vital, just as we must, and will, triumph over organized crime.

Americans butchered and hanged from a bridge in Iraq

"I want for Chechnya what I am determined to deliver to the other citizens of Russia: prosperity and opportunity. I believe in a programme for government where economic efficiency goes hand in hand with social justice. I want to see a Russia where every citizen has a chance to share in the wealth of real economic reform."

And Putin wasn't kidding about the brutality of the Chechen regime (no more than Americans are kidding about the brutality of the Islamic extremists they are fighting), a fact that was starkly underlined by the direction most refugees from the fighting were moving - toward the Russian lines and away from the so-called "Chechen freedom fighters." The refugees were voting with their feet, and make no mistake about it, if they so chose, they could just as easily have moved toward Muslim held territory; but they inevitably chose to flee toward the Russians.

Russian soldiers burying Chechen civilians murdered by Chechen rebels; Russian soldier being murdered by Chechen rebels. The fact is, Chechen rebels - just as Islamic fundamentalists everywhere - practice brutality as a normal manner of conducting war against their "infidel" foes. The effort by the American media to "cover over" this fact is laughable.

When Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sent Russian troops into the secessionist Caucasus republic of Chechnya at the end of September 1999, few people – including the Western oil barons - imagined that he would win the war.

OIL BARONS - John Watson, Shell; Marvin Odum, BP; Lamar McKay, Conoco-Phillips; Jim Mulva and Rex Tillerson, of Exxon Mobil

But by 2009, Russia had won and Chechnya remained firmly in the Russian Federation.

THE OIL COMPANIES SWITCH
THEIR FIGHT TO GEORGIA

As their effort to drive Russia out of Chechnya began to fizzle, the Americans oil elites – together with their ally, the CIA – began moving their struggle in 2008 to the former soviet socialist republic of Georgia. They convinced Eduard Shevardnadze, the president of Georgia, and one of the "founders of GUUAM," to secure two potentially break-away provinces, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, so that a proposed American-controlled oil pipeline could be "safely" used to transship oil from the Caspian Sea through Georgia and Azerbaijan to the Black Sea or overland through Turkey (a NATO country) to the port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean Sea.

At first, Shevardnadze, hesitated; both South Ossetia and Abkhazia had majority Russian populations – a fact that he thought might provoke Russia to fight if he sent his military in. But after a visit by NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana, Shevardnadze believed that he had received assurances that NATO would stand behind GUUAM to resist any attempt by Russia to interfere. Shevardnadze – hinting that he had received further assurances that this could eventually lead to Georgia's FULL membership in NATO - said:

"When I met Javier Solana, I asked him, 'When will you finally admit Georgia to NATO?' He (ie., Solano) whispered in my ear, but I can't reveal what he told me."

Shevardnadze

BUT while - for diplomatic reasons - Shevardnadze couldn't say, John Rees, a respected British journalist conversant with the "goings on" in the area, did. He reported that Shevardnadze was told by Solano (who was really nothing more than a CIA puppet) that while NATO wouldn't be signing up Georgia in the near future for direct participation in the NATO alliance, he (ie., Shevardnadze) should consider GUUAM to be NATO's representative (emissary) in the area; that in joining GUUAM, Georgia was, ipso facto, blanketing herself with NATO's security umbrella.

Britain's well-connected Economist Magazine guardedly echoed what Rees had to say when it reported in an editorial that NATO -

"... says it may (from time to time) advise the GUUAM club on security ..."

Sadly – at least for Georgia and Shevardnadze - Shevardnadze accepted the assurances of Solana that the alliance would stand against Russia in any attempt by Russia to re-introduce its domination over the Soviet era countries of the old Soviet Union.

As a result, and in answer to the CIA's insistence, the Georgian government sent its "rag-tag," motley army into South Ossetia and Abkhazia (two areas sovereign to Georgia but possessing majority Russian populations) to assert Georgian control over the area and to secure the region as a trans-shipment area for Western oil out of Kazakhstan's vast Tengiz Oil fields that would be unaffected by "Russian meddling."

The orgy of murder, plunder and rape by Georgian troops that followed engendered a bitter Abkhazian and South Ossetian backlash - one that resulted in an indigenous rebellion in both provinces, and the eventual expulsion of Georgia's rabble army from these territories.

Russian residents in South Ossetia and Abkhazia welcoming Russian forces entering the region.

At Georgia's request, the U.S. sent "advisors" into Georgia to train Georgia's military as a precursor for a renewed effort at asserting its control over the break-away provinces. Sensing that Georgia was planning to send troops into South Ossetia and Abkhazia again --- this time not merely to subdue the Russians living there, but to ethnically "cleanse" the area --- the two break-away provinces requested "peace-keepers" from Russia to secure them from renewed Georgian aggression. Even Adzharia requested Russian "peace-keepers;" but Russia declined Adzharia's request. The conflict - at least insofar as Georgia was concerned - was part of a renewed effort by Georgia (one covertly backed by the American military) to regain control of its three break-away provinces, and – as indicated above - to secure Georgia as a transshipment point for Caspian Sea oil flowing out of Kazakhstan - something in which the American oil elites were desperately interested. [Please see our articles, "The Elite's Explanation of What's Happening in Chechnya."]

Interestingly (and very tellingly), Georgia's attack on South Ossetia came on the heels of a surreptitious joint military exercise known as "Operation Immediate Response 2008" involving a large contingent of U.S. special forces; more than 1,000 U.S. airborne troops from bases in Vicenza, Italy; soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command based in Kaiserslautern, Germany; marines from the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines; and army combat personnel from the 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry based out of Georgia (U.S.).

What's even more interesting is that the bombardment of South Ossetia by the Georgian military was initiated from combat positions prepared in advance by American troops that had been involved in "Operation Immediate Response 2008."

What all this seems to suggest is that the attack by Georgian troops on Russian-backed South Ossetian forces was carefully coordinated by the U.S. military - and this is further substantiated by the fact that many of the U.S. troops that participated in "Operation Immediate Response 2008" were still "in-country" when the attack by Georgia on South Ossetia was launched.

THE EFFORT BY THE U.S. TO TURN GEORGIA AGAINST THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION PARALLELS IN ALMOST EVERY RESPECT TODAY'S EFFORT BY THE UNITED STATES TO SECURE THE UKRAINE. [Please see our articles, "Kiev Protests" and "More Lies about the Ukraine."]

And what was Eduard Shevardnadze's reward for siding with America's ambitions in the Republic of Georgia? - the U.S. turned on him and toppled him in a CIA coup known as the Rose Revolution. [Please see our article, "PROMOTING CHAOS IN THE INTEREST OF THE AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM."]

THE OIL COMPANIES' STRUGGLE WITH
RUSSIA MOVES NORTHWARD TO UKRAINE

So far, on every front in the Caspian Sea area – specifically, in Chechnya and in Georgia – the fight by the Western oil elites to EXCLUDE Russia from participation in the oil riches of the Caspian Sea region had failed. It was then that the fight moved north – to the Ukraine – where the oil companies, together with the CIA, sought to thwart the flow of Russian oil and gas from the Urals west through Ukraine to the markets of Western Europe. This was the second time the oil companies and the CIA had attempted to use Ukraine to block the flow of Russian oil west to Europe.

This brings us at last to today. As indicated in Part 1 of this article, the present struggle for the Ukraine has been pictured by the Western media as a struggle between the enlightened democracies of the West against the unenlightened autocracy of Russia. But, it is anything but that. THE FACT IS, WHENEVER DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS HAVE BEEN USED TO ESTABLISH WHO CONTROLS THE UKRAINE, INEVITABLY PRO-RUSSIAN CANDIDATES WIN – NOT BY MUCH; BUT THEY STILL WIN. For example, in the last democratically held elections in the Ukraine in 2010, Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Russian candidate, won over 48.95% over 45.47% for Yulia Tymoshenko, the West's (and the CIA's) candidate (see box on Tymoshenko at the beginning of this article).

And once again – as in Chechnya, Georgia and the first Orange Revolution in Ukraine (2004) - it's the oil companies (and the CIA) operating through the fiction of GUUAM that are at the heart of the struggle. [We urge you to see our articles on the bizarre and even wicked maneuverings of the oil elites and the CIA that's happening now in the Ukraine, "Kiev Protests: Another CIA Coordinated Color Revolution In Progress," "MORE LIES ABOUT UKRAINE! WILL THE UNITED STATES MEDIA EVER TELL THE TRUTH?" and "THE AMERICAN MEDIA REFUSES TO REPORT ON THE VIRULENT ANTI-SEMITISM OF THE NEW KIEV REGIME."]

PART 4
EXCLUDING RUSSIA IN
ORDER TO MAXIMIZE PROFITS

The effort by the oil elites to EXCLUDE Russia from majority Russian regions, and from areas that she has traditionally considered to be a part of her own "sphere of influence" is dazzling in its audacity. It's akin to Russia staking out a claim to the riches of Mexico to the exclusion of the United States. The sheer arrogance of NATO's action here is breath-taking in its cheek.

The effort by the oil elites to EXCLUDE Russia from an area that she has traditionally considered to be a part of her own "sphere of influence" is dazzling in its audacity.

Still, many Americans would probably think that the risk might be worth it. After all, isn't all this about matters of "national policy," "national interest," "geopolitics," "economic self-sufficiency," etc. - in other words, "big things" and "big ideas?"

SACRIFICING AMERICAN SOLDIERS
FOR OIL COMPANY PROFITS

The fact is, once one gets beyond the rhetoric of "national interest" and "geopolitical concerns," what it's really all about is the selfishness, stinginess and greed of a very small number of people who possess a casual willingness to sacrifice the lives of American soldiers (mostly blacks and "poor white trash") to serve their ends.

No! - unfortunately, it's not that at all. It's about "small ideas," "little things," and extremely "petty and greedy people." The fact is, once one gets beyond the rhetoric of "national interest" and "geopolitical concerns," what it's really all about is the selfishness, stinginess and greed of a very small number of people who possess a casual willingness to sacrifice the lives of American soldiers (mostly blacks and "poor white trash") to serve their ends.

Still, who wants to pay $5.00 or $8.00 or maybe even $10.00 a gallon for gasoline? - and while sacrificing the lives of our soldiers for the convenience of cheap oil isn't particularly a noble or admirable cause, most Americans - all other things being roughly equal - wouldn't think twice about such a sacrifice if it meant preserving their suburban lifestyles which, in the end, cheap gas makes possible.

Speculating with the lives of American soldiers for oil company profits

But that's not what all this is about!! It isn't about cheap gas, but investor profits - and by investor profits, we do not mean the profits that are flowing into the coffers of the state bureaucrats in Azerbaijan and the other petroleum producing countries, but investor profits that are flowing very specifically and very directly into the hands of an extremely small number of elite American (and to a lesser degree, Dutch, British and other Western) investors who control the world's oil conglomerates and consortiums that are the principle players in the Caucasus and Central Asia - Shell, BP, Chevron, EXXON, Mobile, etc.

But wouldn't oil prices rise if the producing countries "nationalized" their oil fields? Again, that's not true at all. The fact is, wherever producing countries have "nationalized" their oil fields - as in the cases of Iran and Venezuela - prices have fallen. And what do the Oil Companies do then? - they get the U.S. government to "sanction" or embargo (or somehow or other impede) the oil of these countries in order to keep it off the market. And the message here: people either play ball with the Oil Companies, or they don't play at all.

Neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic thugs demonstrating in Kiev

The fact is, the people who have been working with America's oil barons – whether in Chechnya, Georgia or Ukraine - are a band of thugs and dope dealers. The Western Allies (and their friends at Chevron, BP, etc.) know all about this, but it doesn't make any difference to them.

What does Chevron care about dope smuggling and thuggery when the riches of the great Tengiz oil fields are at stake? And all this to say nothing about the cruel, terrorist bombings of apartment houses (and the murder of innocent civilians) in Moscow and other Russian cities.

NOTE: Even the IRA, when it was on its terrorist rampage in London and elsewhere, was careful to avoid civilian casualties; but not so the Chechens.

PART 5
THE UNMITIGATED BIAS AGAINST THE
RUSSIANS IN THE WESTERN MEDIA

Moreover, what about the unmitigated bias in the Western press in all this? – a bias that thinks nothing of covering up the dealings of the oil barons and the CIA with Nazis and anti-Semites? [Please see our article, "THE AMERICAN MEDIA REFUSES TO REPORT ON THE VIRULENT ANTI-SEMITISM OF THE NEW KIEV REGIME."]

These inconsistencies in "truth-telling" are so glaring that it takes one's breath away! Still, the corporate press plods on, feeding Americans a steady diet of lies and deceit designed to hide the truth about what's really happening: which is, there is a stampede for "black gold" going on, and the American Oil Companies are going to grab all they can get, even if it means turning the truth of what they are up to on its head and putting at risk the entire world.

No! – all these "untruths" have nothing to do with "human rights" and cheap oil per se, and everything to do with keeping the world's oil (and, of course, the cash) flowing through the oil conglomerates and from there into the hands of a very small and extremely elite group of investors. Oil company profits! - that's what it's all about!!

Members of Congress in the pockets of America's oil barons

The fact of the matter is, United States foreign policy as it relates to the Ukraine, and the Caucasus is being run out of the offices of Amoco, Exxon, Bechtel, Chevron, Mobil, Shell, BP, Unocal, etc. not for the benefit of average Americans, but rather – as we just indicated - for the purpose of enriching the investor elites who control these companies, and American soldiers are being put at risk for an aristocracy of wealth who consider these soldiers to be nothing more than pawns on a chess board - chess pieces designed to be sacrificed in the "Great Game" for the oil riches of the world.

The truth is, all that would happen if the oil companies were "cut out of the action" is that the investors who control these companies would be "cut out." The "oil technocrats," the production managers, etc. who make these companies actually work would simply go to work for the oil producing countries, and all that would happen is that the flow of profits would be diverted from the oil barons who presently control these companies to the petroleum producing countries where these profits really belong. And insofar as the impact of all this on "John Q. Public" is concerned, the likelihood is that most ordinary people wouldn't even know that anything had happened, except that there might be a drop in prices.

"It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise reality."

― Joseph Goebbels
Propaganda Minister for the Third Reich

But such is the power of the oil elites, especially as that power relates to their control of the mass media and the instruments of foreign policy in this country, that they have - through the artful use of such phrases as "national interest," "economic security," "cheaper gas," "geopolitics," etc. - managed to convince the American public that elite interests in the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia are the equivalent of the so-called "Public Interest." It's the truth turned upside down! --- the venal and corrupt managing to pass themselves off as selfless "public servants," and all the while "sanctioning," embargoing," and demonizing those leaders and nations who dare to defy them.

The oil elites and similar other wealthy elites who control the American New World Order System are so wrapped up in themselves, that they cannot but hold the public in utter contempt. The world, they believe, belongs to them, not to ordinary people. Ordinary people don't know their right foot from their left. They can't handle the truth. They need to be led. And make no mistake about it, this is exactly what the elites think! There is no love of democracy with them. They live in a corporate world of utter absolutism where their word is law. They say who will succeed and who will fail; which town (or state, or country) will get a factory (and the jobs that go with it) and which will not. There is no democracy here. What matters here is the "Almighty dollar" and the "bottom line." Investor profits! - that's what it is all about! [We urge you to see our article, "The Elite, Money and the End of Days."]

God help the ordinary people of the world! - Christian and non-Christian alike: Jews and Muslims! Whatever! The rich don't care - they're all the same to them. Paul the Apostle said of them:

"... they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition." (I Tim. 6:9)

And the Apostle Peter said of those who desire wealth (i.e., who are covetous),

"These are wells without water, clouds that are carried (about) with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever." (2 Pet. 2:17)

PART 6
EXAMINE YOURSELVES

The Bible calls money "FILTHY lucre." (1 Timothy 3:3, 3:8; Titus 1:7, 1:11; 1 Peter 5:2) Possession of it can have the same effect on our lives that the RING had on the Gollum in JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings - twisting and distorting our lives in the same manner that the RING did with the Gollum. This is precisely what it has done to America's oil elites.

Money or the lust for it has the power to warp and distort our lives as much, if not more so, than the RING did with the Gollum in JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

But the effect of the RING can be much more subtle than we at first might think – because many ascetics, many who are very frugal in their lives, many who seem to exhibit a severe and austere attitude toward wealth, are the ones most possessed by the love of MONEY. I cannot begin to tell you of the great number of people I have known over the years who – while living very frugal and parsimonious lives – nonetheless find that their security rests more on their bank accounts, their houses, their jobs, their educations, et.al. than it does on the teachings of the Bible. They trust more the security that money (and "things") give them than they do the Scriptures.

TRANSFORMED INTO THE GOLLUM

Top oil and gas industry executives testify during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on 'Oil and Gas Tax Incentives and Rising Energy Prices' on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 12. Seated (l.-r.) are Chevron CEO and Chairman John Watson, Shell Oil US President Marvin Odum, BP America Inc. President and Chairman H. Lamar McKay, ConocoPhillips CEO and Chairman James Mulva and Exxon Mobil CEO and Chairman Rex Tillerson.

BUT, the Bible solemnly warns us that there is a great "test" coming; and it has to do with MONEY; specifically, our trust in it. It's one thing to say that we love the Lord more than we love MONEY, but it's quite another thing to have it worked out in our lives as reality. The Bible says that when Antichrist comes, he -

"... causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

"And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (Rev. 13:16-17)

Now take note of the way the Scripture is worded here – it is directed at "... both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond ..." – so do not think that because you are poor you will escape this great test, because it's not just MONEY, but the LUST for money that the Bible is talking about here.

Toyiah Murry, creator of Pretty Clever Films, warns us:

"A Gollum lives in each and every one of us. Some are more obvious than others. But he's there sniveling and plotting how to protect his Precious no matter what the cost. He hurts himself. He hurts others. Just so long as he can keep his Precious nothing else matters."

In the light of all this, therefore, we would all do well to examine ourselves insofar as our relationship with MONEY is concerned - and if we don't take great care to conduct this examination carefully and honestly, the only person we will be cheating in the long run is ourselves.

Of course, insofar as God is concerned, it doesn't really matter what we do. His plans do not exist for our convenience - they will come to pass whether we approve of them or not. In the long run, it only matters to us - AND TIME FOR RECOGNIZING THIS FACT IS RUNNING OUT!

Time is running out for us to come to grips with the hold money has on our lives.


BE HONEST

One should also be honest about whether or not he has the ability - alone and isolated from other believers - to resist the kind of propaganda that is relentlessly and mind-numbingly being directed at him by the media of the American super-state - the kind of propaganda that turned Germans into MONSTERS in the 1930s and 1940s.

We must have a radical change in our attitude toward MONEY or we will never make it through what's to come! The only way to purge ourselves is honesty. What will I do without my Precious?

I urge you to examine your conscience. Admit your problem. Is the fear of taking action by moving to be with others of a like-mind caused by the fact that you would be risking money, job security, etc. by doing so holding you back? Then grab this fear by the neck and yank it out by the root. Recognize the Ring, and let it be cast into the fiery pit. Let God's healing fire consume it and obliterate it. Be free.

Jesus said:

"Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

"Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? "Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

"And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

"And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

"Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

"Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

"(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

"Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (Matt. 6:24-34)

God bless all of you,

S.R. Shearer
Antipas Ministries


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