Friday night's radio program featuring 'W the Intelligence Insider' hosted by the Guerrilla Economist included an extensive discussion of Russia. 'W' observed from a business person contact in Croatia and other observers that the Russian people appear to be firmly behind their government, and that Russians view the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine as fundamentally defensive or a counteroffensive waged after years or decades of encroachment by the U.S. and NATO.
'W' mentioned that there are of course, some dissenters against Russian President Vladimir Putin's course but the Kremlin does not have to resort to Soviet-style censorship or repressive measures while it can safely ignore them. 'W' also mentioned that he is personally relocating to an unnamed BRICS country. Judging by the context of his remarks we think it's safe to say we won't be meeting Agent W at the Shokoladnitsa by the Kremlin any time soon.
One of the most interesting aspects of W and V's discussion on Russia concerned the resurgent Orthodox Christian and messianic impulse in Russian culture. A resurgence W mentioned has not gone unnoticed among secular media and Christian groups alike, whether Roman Catholic or Protestant. These concepts are described by Russians using many phrases -- Holy Rus being perhaps the most common phrase.
Holy Rus is not something Russia has achieved or will achieve, although the pre-Revolutionary era of unprecedented artistic and musical expression from artists such as Tchaikovsky, Bortniansky, and Rachmaninoff all sought to express through sound its ideals. It is more of an icon or image of the heavenly kingdom on earth worth striving for -- even as a blessing to non-believers or those of non-Orthodox Christian religions such as the Muslims and Jews in the Russian lands. Old Slavophile terms like sobornost -- a word that has no precise translation into English but is usually contrasted with the poshlostof contemporary, rapidly degrading 'Western' popular culture -- are also making a comeback alongside public displays of Orthodox piety and charities. The Russkiy Mir or 'Russian world' that transcends the borders of contemporary Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, and the notion of Russia as a unique Eurasian civilization bridging East and West, as symbolized by the double headed eagle inherited from Byzantium (the eastern Roman Empire based in Asia Minor or modern day Istanbul that survived the 'fall' of Rome by 1,000 years), is also related to these ideas
Alas, properly fleshing out these concepts would require not one but several RogueMoney posts to adequately discuss in depth, with links to historic and contemporary analyses for those inclined to further reading. Suffice to say as everyone in the RogueMoney.net community senses 'the quickening' of events headed into this Shemitah September, we will have to be brief and hit only on the highlights and key players of the emerging or I should say re-emerging great Russia that RM readers ought to know of.
For example, here is a clip from State Duma of the Russian Federation parliamentarian Evgeny Fedorov. While Fedorov has a tendency towards the theatrical, and his hand gesticulations demonstrate, he is also a highly influential and intelligent figure. Perhaps someone who has not received the same amount of 'press' as the dark genius Alexander Dugin but who, along with figures like the retired KGB/SVR lieutenant general Leonid Reshetnikov, exerts more influence in the halls of power than Dugin himself. Like a better known in the West Russian nationalist, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Fedorov is a highly intelligent man who nonetheless makes bombastic or seemingly off the wall statements (back in the Nineties, 'Zhirik' joked about taking back Alaska from the U.S.) Fedorov predicted last year that the U.S. might attack Russia through Ukrainian proxies in 2015, something that hasn't happened yet and probably won't now that Kiev's army is a shadow of its former self in terms of armor and artillery stocks. Sergey Glazyev, an academic who advises the Kremlin and also has warm ties to Lyndon LaRouche and the LaRouche movement, made similar gloomy forecasts in June 2014 that perhaps overlooked how dysfunctional and corrupt the Ukrainian state is, as an obstacle to fully militarizing the country against Russia. Glazyev has been and remains an outspoken critic of the Russian Central Bank and its chief, Elvira Nabiullina for what he says is their subservience to broken Western monetarist models which are failing in the West, as well as in Russia.
The discussion between Fedorov and a Russian nationalist journalist who plays the role of the 'student' in Fedorov's Socratic dialogue is interesting, particularly from the five minute mark. At that point Fedorov discusses the aborted U.S. and alllied intervention against the Bolsheviks in 1919, as well as America's role in Stalin's industrialization drive of the 1930s (by 1932 even prior to the restoration of formal diplomatic relations between Moscow and Washington, Ford and General Motors were building some of the largest truck plants in the world in the USSR, a key factor behind FDR's 'soft on the Comintern' foreign policy along with the presence of Soviet agents Harry Dexter White and Alger Hiss in his administration).
In his analysis, Fedorov outlines four stages of what military theorists refer to as '4th Generation Warfare' or 'hybrid war', though he does not use these terms himself and experts debate whether the two terms are synonymous or different in scope as well as execution. These are, from the apex or final level of violence at the top of the pyramid to the least and cheapest form of warfare:
1) Nuclear war between great powers or superpowers -- Fedorov says Washington fears being destroyed in a nuclear or conventional conflict with Russia and therefore sticks with lower levels of aggression
2) Proxy war wherein both sides deny their advisers are on the battlefield -- Ukraine as a contemporary example where U.S./NATO mercs or advisers are active just behind the Ukrainian front lines while Russian 'vacationers' aid the Army of Novorossiya, Vietnam and Afghanistan are past examples
3) Terrorism, with ISIS/Al-Qaeda including their Caucasian Emirate 'franchise' as archetypal global terrorist organizations serving Washington's ends
4) Orange revolution or active subversion of the enemy state, with the 'Colored Revolutions' of the 2000s culminating in the EuroMaidan of 2013-14
Interestingly enough Fedorov says economic warfare (which presumably would include Jim Rickards' Currency Wars) is entirely integrated with all three steps leading up to the ultimate form of hostilities, nuclear war, and is not distinct from them.
Fedorov says that the purpose of the United States military is no longer to fight and win America's wars, but to act as a demonstrator of force and covering force for unconventional warriors attacking Syria, Iran, or Russia, since frontal assault carries with it the risk of nuclear annihilation. Following that logic, he stops just short of predicting a new wave of terrorism on Russian soil emanating from the merger of the Caucasus Emirate with the Islamic State. However Fedorov says terrorism has no hope of intimidating the Russian government or altering its policies without the help of the so-called '5th Column', which he basically views as the globalists' agents embedded within the State including the Kremlin hierarchy.
In a fashion that we find somewhat worrying, Fedorov compares the purges that he believes will need to take place to push out pro-Washington globalists' influence with the purges under Stalin of the 1920s and 30s. He also says that after the defeat of the American Embassy's hopes of exploiting the assassinated Boris Nemtsov as a martyr for a Moscow Maidan, the State Department is switching tactics and trying to build anti-Kremlin cadres in the regions, where the same amount of money can buy more activism (and he doesn't add, the systems of SORM and related FSB surveillance are not as pervasive as in the capitol).
Fedorov concludes by stating that the only chance the Americans have of successfully toppling Putin or his successor is if the Russian Central Bank continues to devalue the currency and refuses to fully detach the ruble from the dollar and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) globalist monetary rules. This is of course, a topic the Russia Analyst addressed in an essay that has been republished outside of the RM paywall,"Russians Must Break Ties with the Dollar Before the Dollar Breaks Russia".
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqBZsB9j7CU&list=PLFVyXoP0G0Kc9YzjAcySaOmJNgzG-jk2u&index=1[/embed] Something is clearly stirring in Russia beyond politics, above and out of reach even for the globalists with all their agents, monetary manipulations, psyops, computer models, and plans within plans (as the late science fiction author Frank Herbert would say). The 'princes' and principalities of this present darkness most certainly hover over the Russian lands, and worm their way into the circles of power as in other nations. These demonic forces that pull human beings along like puppets on strings are delighted with the neo-pagan, demonic human sacrifice and iconoclast symbolism of Kiev's fascist battalions like Azov, alongside the fratricidal bloodshed between Orthodox Christians in eastern Ukraine. But one must remember that facing them is an invisible army unmatched and invincible...
W's appearance on the Guerrilla Radio program Friday evening left me wanting to know more, but also with a sense of hope. If we will only listen for His voice and to our own reason enlightened by the only True Light, God will lead us all to where He wills us to be.