Obama Lies at G7 to Cover Cracks in Crumbling Empire

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Barack Obama at the G7, Schloss Elmau, Bavaria, Germany. Courtesy: Open Source

By Ann-Marie de Veer
Saturday 20 June 2015

You could see his lips moving and a familiar noise was being emitted between them: the utterances of a flailing dictator offered nothing constructive to the assembled media as he regurgitated by rote the lies his programmers had uploaded earlier.

On 8 June 2015, Barack Obama, the nominal head of a despotic regime in the US who are currently surveilling and terrorising every nook and cranny on planet Earth, sought to address the assembled media at the close of the G7 summit in Elmau, Bavaria, Germany. Obama, bereft of control over his wagging jaw and clearly intoxicated by the exuberance of his own verbosity, dissembled at length:

With respect to security, the G7 remains strongly united in support for Ukraine. We’ll continue to provide economic support and technical assistance that Ukraine needs as it moves ahead on critical reforms to transform its economy and strengthen its democracy. As we’ve seen again in recent days, Russian forces continue to operate in eastern Ukraine, violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. This is now the second year in a row that the G7 has met without Russia — another example of Russia’s isolation — and every member of the G7 continues to maintain sanctions on Russia for its aggression against Ukraine.

The G7 is far from united on this issue: France, Germany and Italy are all gravely concerned about the civil war raging on their doorstep in Ukraine. Naturally, the US and the UK are not at all worried about the events that are unfolding in the region given that it was their rogue agencies, the CIA and MI6, who facilitated the coup d'état of a democratically elected head of state, Yanukovych, for failing to sign the Ukrainian-EU Association Agreement in November 2013. On the issue of Russian forces taking part in the conflict in eastern Ukraine: Russia has repeatedly requested that the West should provide evidence of this but they have failed to do so. The fact that the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) have stated on many occasions that they have found no evidence of Russian forces involvement in the area appear to be of little consequence.

Now, it’s important to recognize the Russian economy has been seriously weakened. The ruble and foreign investment are down; Inflation is up. The Russian central bank has lost more than $150 billion in reserves. Russian banks and firms are virtually locked out of the international markets. Russian energy companies are struggling to import the services and technologies they need for complex energy projects. Russian defense firms have been cut off from key technologies. Russia is in deep recession. So Russia’s actions in Ukraine are hurting Russia and hurting the Russian people.

The notion that the Russian economy has been seriously weakened by the sanctions imposed by G7 and other countries is nothing more than wishful thinking. The truth is the Russian economy has suffered little from the sanctions imposed by the G7 although it is also true that the West's manipulation of the oil and gas markets have had a much more debilitating effect. Nonetheless, the Russian Ruble is now beginning to recover from its earlier losses and both oil and gas prices are creeping up to counter the effects of a growing number of bankruptcies in the shale oil and gas fracking industries in the US. Moreover, British Petroleum (BP) of the UK, Eni of Italy and Statoil of Norway all have ongoing and expanding contracts with Rosneft of Russia. As for Russia being isolated, in deep recession and hurting: the World continues to engage with the nation and its ties have noticeably expanded as a number of recent bi-lateral agreements in trade and defence have shown. The truth is, there is no recession in Russia and the sanctions imposed by the G7, which have primarily been shouldered by European countries, are in the process of being subverted by these very same countries due to the disastrous effect they are having on their own economies.

Here at the G7, we agreed that even as we will continue to seek a diplomatic solution, sanctions against Russia will remain in place so long as Russia continues to violate its obligations under the Minsk agreements. Our European partners reaffirmed that they will maintain sanctions on Russia until the Minsk agreements are fully implemented, which means extending the EU's existing sectoral sanctions beyond July. And the G7 is making it clear that, if necessary, we stand ready to impose additional, significant sanctions against Russia.

The Obama regime have no intention whatsoever of seeking a diplomatic solution to the civil war raging in eastern Ukraine: there is no profit in it for the Western military-industrial complex who have become irretrievably addicted to the constant flow of taxpayers money used to purchase weapons to fight illegal wars. The fact that the US have already spent more than US$5 billion over the last two decades in getting to this point, i.e. the installation of a nominally democratic regime in Kiev subservient to the West, clearly demonstrates their unrelenting desire to move the NATO border further to the east. It is also a fact that British, Canadian and US military forces are already on the ground in Ukraine: their role is widely published by a totally compliant mainstream media in the West as training the Ukrainian army but they have been observed conducting forward reconnaissance and tactical intelligence gathering missions in the southeast. Furthermore, it is a matter of public record that the current puppet regime in Ukraine, headed by Poroshenko, are openly flouting the Minsk agreements in their ongoing quest to ethnically cleanse the region of Russian Ukrainians and, in doing so, they hope to continue to tap into the military and economic resources of NATO and the European Union. As for sanctions: these are a blunt instrument that have seldom worked in reality as the West's rapprochement of diplomatic relations with both Cuba and Iran can testify. That most European countries are in the process of finding an alternative path in re-establishing trade with Russia whilst maintaining the facade of sanctions is common knowledge.

Clearly the Obama regime, and the Empire it once ruled, is in terminal decline as its vassals increasingly ready their lifeboats for the inevitable call to abandon ship in the near future. Akin to the demise of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD, the assimilation of Western Europe into the US Empire has reached the stage when it begins to wrest control from its oppressor.

Obama, and those that follow him, may speak but fewer and fewer people are listening.

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
Plato