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UKRAINE: HISTORY BEFORE IT HAPPENS®

Tracking trends is the understanding of where we are and how we got here to see where we’re going.

Going back to our coverage in the Autumn 2014 Trends Journal, you can see how we got here:

“For anyone seeking the facts, consider listening to Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s 13 December 2013 speech at the National Press Club in Washington. Observe the Chevron and EXXON-Mobil logos flanking her.

How many recall that not long after her speech, Vice President Joseph Biden’s boy, Hunter Biden, was appointed to the board of directors of Burisma Holdings Ltd. That’s Ukraine’s largest energy company.

Also saddling up on the Burisma board was Devon Archer, a business partner of Christopher Heinz, the Heinz of 57 Varieties, who was, coincidently, the step-son of US Secretary of State John Kerry.

We have to ask ourselves, how low have our moral standards sunk? When did it become routine, expected and business as usual that we are led down such destructive roads with so little accountability and no regard for the history that’s so obviously and indisputably repeating itself?”

What’s the big issue?

This past July, Presidential Reality Show® Champ Donald Trump spoke by phone with the newly-elected, 41-year-old Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky.

Zelensky, who played Ukraine’s president in a popular TV show, won the actual Ukrainian presidential race this past April, trouncing the sitting president with 73 percent of the vote. 

Making him an offer he couldn’t refuse, Trump told Zelensky he would hold some $400 million in U.S. aid to Ukraine until Zelensky reopened a corruption investigation against Hunter Biden.

Hunter had been appointed to the Board of Directors of Burisma Energy, one of the largest gas companies in Ukraine, following the U.S. led Ukrainian coup while Papa Joe was U.S. vice president. 

In fact, one month before Hunter Biden did the Burisma board deal, his V.P. daddy went to Ukraine to announce a money deal, paid for by U.S. citizens, to boost that nation’s energy production: “Imagine where you’d be today if you were able to tell Russia ‘Keep your gas,’” Biden spewed.

The investigation Trump wanted reopened was headed by Viktor Shokin, former General Prosecutor of Ukraine, who had told the Washington Post he was ousted in March 2016 because he was investigating Burisma, and, if allowed to remain as prosecutor, he would have questioned Hunter Biden’s qualification to be a board member. 

He added that Hunter “had no work experience in Ukraine or in the energy sector.”

Correct! How did Hunter Biden and Devon Archer, two members of the White Show Boy Gang, who live over 5,000 miles away and know dick about shit about Ukraine energy, get an allegedly $50,000 a month each to sit on Burisma’s board?

Bye, Bye Biden

Then, on 26 September, The Senate Intelligence Committee released a complaint from a CIA agent assigned to the White House who alleged President Trump “is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 US election.”

Doubling down on the impeachable elements of these accusation, Democratic Congresswoman Debbie “Dingle Berry” Dingell bellowed, “I think we need to focus on what this very clear threat to national security and to our Constitution is.” 

A national security issue to our Constitution?

A dirty dealer trying to dig up dirt on the dirty dealings of his dirty opponent is a “very clear threat to national security and to our Constitution”?

Proving how fraudulent Joe Biden is, here he is bragging to a White Shoe Boys meeting at the Council for Foreign Relations on how he bribed the Ukrainian government with a billion dollars to stop the criminal investigation of the Biden/Kerry clan dirty deal:

“So I got to Ukraine…I was supposed to announce that there was another billion dollar loan guarantee…

And I’d gotten a commitment from (Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk) that they would take action against the state prosecutor and they didn’t.  So… they’re walking out to a press conference and I said, I’m …we’re not gonna give you the billion dollars.  

They said you have no authority, you’re not the president … I said ‘call him.’

I said, I’m tellin’ you you’re not getting’ the billion dollars; I said you are not gettin’ it and I’m leaving here I think it was six hours and if the prosecutor’s not fired you’re not getting the money.

Well son-of-a-bitch, he got fired.”

TREND FORECAST: Both Biden and Trump will be hit hard by the impeachment process. Biden on the sleazy-deal reality of his unqualified son landing a top job with high pay; and Trump as more dirt beyond the Ukraine issue is uncovered as the Democratic Party escalates its attempts to push him lower in the polls to increase its odds of winning the race for the White House. 

And, as noted in the 24 September Trends Journal, as the impeachment process heats up it will cool down the overvalued U.S. equity markets with price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) that are now some ten points higher than average.

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The Trump pressure on Ukraine to reopen the Hunter Biden/Burisma investigation is being promoted by the Democratic Party and propagandized by the Presstitutes as a threat to national security and to America’s Constitution.

A national security issue to our Constitution?

How about all the wars launched by the living Presidents who started wars based on lies that killed millions, ruined the lives of tens of millions, destroyed entire nations, and stole trillions of “We the People’s” hard-earned tax dollars to pay for them?

How about the countless immoral dealings between politicians and their corporate masters who pay them off to pass laws that enrich themselves at any cost to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of “We the People.”

“A national security issue to our Constitution?”

How about the raping of the Constitution with made-up laws by the Mad House Congress that allows El Presidente to use drones or whatever weaponry or hitmen to kill American citizens anywhere in America or around the world without trial?

How about the never-ending watching, listening and collecting of emails, phone records and facial recognition of “We the People?” on a daily basis?

Throughout the entire impeachment side show, all of these critically important issues will be superseded in “The Greatest Freak Show on Earth.”

 

HONG KONG CRISIS

Today Beijing is staging major festivities throughout the country to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.

Concurrently, in semi-autonomous Hong Kong tens of thousands of angry citizens are raining on the mainland parade.

Calling it a “Day of Grief,” those who are taking to the streets continue the massive protests that began 17 weeks ago in retaliation of China’s attempts to clamp down on Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” freedoms.

This past Sunday police conducted stop-and-search operations across Hong Kong following a protest on Saturday when thousands gathered to mark the anniversary of the pro-democracy Umbrella Revolution that began September 2014. 

Turning violent, protesters threw bricks at windows of the government headquarters as police officers retaliated with water cannons and tear gas.  

TREND FORECAST: These ongoing Hong Kong protests are a wild card/black swan event with potentially explosive consequences. 

It’s part of the growing trend of anti-government/anti-establishment protests that are erupting and spreading throughout the world.

And they threaten Hong Kong’s dominance as the financial/banking headquarters of Asia.

Should the protests continue to escalate and should China violently crack down on them, businesses in the financial sector will seek safe haven headquarters elsewhere, draining money from Hong Kong and damaging the Hang Seng equity market. 

Already gold holdings and personal wealth are being transferred out of Hong Kong to safe-haven nations.

 

EGYPT: ARAB SPRING 2.0

Across Egypt protests are escalating against the dictatorship of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who seized power following a coup he led in 2013.

After years of suppression, the jailing of thousands, and harsh austerity measures, the latest eruptions were ignited when anti-el Sisi YouTube videos of Mohamed Ali, a building contractor who is living in Spain and said he is owed millions by the Egyptian government, went viral. 

Part of the growing protest fervor comes from Ali’s claims that el-Sisi has been building presidential palaces and would continue to do so despite the economic struggles plaguing Egyptians… one third of whom are living in poverty. 

Police are cracking down and locking up those taking to the streets.  Tensions are high as the Egyptian leader continues to enforce the ban on protests he declared after seizing power.

It’s estimated that some 2,000 people have been arrested in the past week and that many were taken at random from the streets including many who were not even protesting.

 

KASHMIR LOCKDOWN: WHAT’S NEXT?

Last week India continued imposing strict security measures since revoking the Kashmir territory’s special status as stated in the 1947 Constitution. 

The clampdown has escalated tensions with neighboring Pakistan, another nuclear-armed nation, which also claims rights to the Kashmir region.

Last Friday in New York City thousands of protesters rallied against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was attending the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly.

In his United Nation’s speech, Modi said, “We belong to a country that has given the world, not war, but Buddha’s message of peace. And that is the reason why, our voice against terrorism, to alert the world about this evil, rings with seriousness and the outrage.”

However, he never mentioned the terror he unilaterally imposed upon the seven million people he put under security lockdown since August 5.  

An hour after Modi’s speech, Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, warned the General Assembly, “What is going to happen when the curfew is lifted will be a bloodbath. They will be out in the streets. And what will the [Indian] soldiers do? They will shoot them … Kashmiris will be further radicalized.”

TREND FORECAST: As long stated by Gerald Celente, “When all else fails, they take you to war.”

India’s economy is failing. Strikes and protests are intensifying. India’s Prime Minister Modi has taken his nation to war. 

Two nuclear powers, Pakistan and India, are in the first stages of escalating conflicts.

As economic conditions continue to decline, as citizen uprisings intensify in Kashmir against India’s suppression and occupation… and relationships further deteriorate between Pakistan and India, war will break out between the two nations. 

 

U.S. RECRUITS IRAN BASHERS

In a joint statement last Monday, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, without a shred of evidence, echoed the United States and Saudi Arabia, blaming Iran for the drone attack on the Saudi oil fields.   

Johnson, attending the United Nations General Assembly, called for international action “to what the Iranians plainly did in blowing up those Saudi Arabian oil fields.” 

Iran has categorically denied responsibility.

The Yemeni Houthi said they launched the attack.

They said it was in retaliation against Saudi Arabia for the grave devastation it has inflicted on Yemen and its people: hundreds of thousands killed, tens of millions starving, a cholera epidemic, cities destroyed by bombings, and, according to the UN, the worst humanitarian crisis on earth. 

TRENDPOST: Mainstream U.S. and U.K media has provided mass coverage of the recent drone strikes on Saudi oil fields.

Parroting the government line of blaming Iran for the attack without providing evidence has further alienated the general public against Iran.

Therefore, should war break out between the U.S. and its allies against Iran, the majority public will be sufficiently brainwashed to believe the propaganda and support of yet another bloody foreign entanglement as they have obediently done since World War I.

Moreover, the tragic human toll taken on the citizens of Yemen since the Saudi’s launched the illegal war from the U.S. in March 2015 is given scant coverage by the corporate media.

 

A DRONE OF MY OWN

As the debate continues over who launched the drone on the Saudi oil fields and refinery, and the U.S. and its allies condemn Iran for doing it claiming, the Houthi’s don’t have the technology to do so – a new report by the Center for the Study of the Drone states that there are now 95 countries who have military drones.

With some 30,000 unmanned drone aircraft currently in service around the world, a 50 percent increase over the past decade, it’s highly probable the Houthi are a member of the 30,000 club.  

The report also states that many nations have established test sites or operational bases which are mostly or wholly dedicated to military drones and that China, the U.S., and Israel are the major drone dealers.

 

GERMANY DIVIDED

When the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, there was great optimism that the people of Germany finally would be reunited. 

As Germany prepares, however, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down this November, a recent poll reveals that nearly 60 percent of people in Eastern Germany see themselves as second-class citizens.  

Only about 38 percent of respondents in the East felt the reunification efforts were successful. Interestingly, among those under the age of 40, who never lived under Soviet rule, the share who feel they benefited from unification dropped to about 20 percent.

Among the issues of frustration cited from the East is that they feel excluded, lacking representation in the German government, media, and the law.

TREND FORECAST: In German elections last month, the Alternative for Germany party (AfD), a signatory of the populist movement, became the second strongest in the regional parliament, winning 27.5 percent of the vote in Saxony and 23.5 percent in Brandenburg.

As the gap between rich and poor widens, this populist movement/anti-establishment trend will continue to accelerate across the globe.

 

TRUMP AT THE UNITED NATIONS: “WE’RE #1

In his address to the United Nations last week, President Donald Trump bragged about how he took taxpayer money to further enrich the military/industrial/intelligence complex: “The United States, after having spent over 2.5 trillion dollars since my election to completely rebuild our great military, is by far the world’s most powerful nation.”

He went on to blast Iran for what he cited as its “record of death and destruction well known to us all.” Trump said, “All nations have a duty to act” to combat Iran’s aggression.

“No responsible government should subsidize Iran’s bloodlust,” he continued. “As long as Iran’s menacing behavior continues, sanctions will not be lifted. They will be tightened.”

PUBLISHER’S NOTE:

“Record of death and destruction?”

“Bloodlust?”

“Menacing behavior?”

As documented in the Trends Journal and in Trends in The News podcasts, “We’re #1” when it comes to “death and destruction”: the Afghan War, the Iraq War, the Libyan War, the Syrian War, the Yemen War… and all the other black-ops wars launched by the United States. 

And thanks to the “menacing behavior” from all those democratic, freedom loving, warm hearted humanitarian allies… the mass murder and destruction of these American-led wars could not have happened without the “responsible governments” who subsidize U.S. bloodlust. 

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