Thursday, 20 March 2014

Venezuela declares war on banksters

 

by Dean Henderson



On March 15th Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addressed his military.  Mindful of the recent CIA/bankster putsch in Ukraine, he warned the right-wing fascist thugs who have incited violence in the country over the past two months, “Prepare yourself.  We are coming for you.”  He then played John Lennon’s Give Peace a Chance.
Venezuelan National Guardsman took over the Plaza Altamira in Caracas and put down another provocation in the borough of Chacao.  Suddenly on Sunday opposition leader and oligarch Henrique Capriles said for the first time that he was ready to talk with the Maduro government.
Violence erupted in Venezuela in January.  In a country sitting atop what some estimates put at 700 billion barrels of oil, it has become an annual bankster-sponsored occurrence.  Bolivarian socialism does not jive with Illuminati plans to colonize the giant Lake Maracaibo oil patch.
In January 2011 the Venezuelan oligarchy and their CIA/Big Oil backers held a rally in Caracas dubbed Operation Venezuela.  The event, which was countered by supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, marked the anniversary of the deposing of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Venezuela in 1958.  But as with all recent CIA-sponsored Orange/Velvet/Cedar “revolutions”, the contradiction lies within the history books.  Jimenez, you see, was a right-wing dictator, the polar opposite of Chavez.
In 1914 Royal Dutch/Shell subsidiary Caribbean Petroleum discovered the vast Mena Grande oilfield in Venezuela.  Foreign oil companies began flocking to the area.  When oil was discovered at Lake Maracaibo in 1922, Venezuelan dictator Juan Vicente Gómez allowed Americans to write Venezuela’s petroleum law.
On November 27, 1948 Venezuela’s first democratically-elected President Romulo Gallegos was overthrown on a coup led by Jimenez cronies.  Democracy was not restored until 1958 when Jimenez was overthrown.  President Romulo Ernesto Betancourt Bello won the election held later that year.  The populist Betancourt had been President from 1945-1948.  He had transferred power to the novelist Gallegos shortly before the right-wing coup.
Jimenez privatized Venezuela’s economy while littering Caracas with the skyscrapers of multinational corporations and banks.  He was tight with both Venezuela’s richest man Gustavo Cisneros and Creole Petroleum.  Cisneros is a Rockefeller lieutenant who sits on the board at Bank of Nova Scotia – one of the Big 5 Canadian banks.  It owned the 200 tons of gold recovered from beneath the World Trade Center post-911.
Creole Petroleum is an Exxon Mobil subsidiary and was founded by the CIA.  Creole and the CIA share office space in Caracas.  The Rockefeller family-controlled Exxon Mobil is the CIA in Venezuela.  Bechtel built the Mena Grande pipeline to service Creole’s Lake Maracaibo oil interests.
Shortly after the 1958 election, Vice-President Richard Nixon visited Venezuela in an attempt to keep Betancourt in the Big Oil/IMF fold.  Nixon was instead greeted by millions of angry protesters.  Betancourt, who had already forced a 50-50 profit-sharing scheme from Big Oil in his first term, took another left turn.  He began funding Castro’s revolutionaries in Cuba and attempted to fully nationalize Venezuela’s oil.
President Dwight Eisenhower responded by introducing quotas on Venezuelan oil, while giving preferential treatment to Mexican and Canadian crude.  Betancourt countered in September 1960 when Venezuela joined Iran, Iraq Saudi Arabia and Kuwait at a meeting in Baghdad to launch OPEC as a producer cartel to counter the global economic clout of the Four Horsemen and their various tentacles.
Betancourt embarked on an ambitious land reform program and talked of supporting left-wing FARC rebels in neighboring Columbia.  In later 1960 he survived an assassination attempt by agents of Rafael Trujillo, the CIA-installed dictator of the Dominican Republic.  It is likely that the Agency itself was involved.
Venezeula Protest GraffittiFor the next four decades Venezuela underwent an oil industry re-privatization and expansion, becoming the primary source of Four Horsemen oil bound for the US.  When oil prices crashed in the early 1990’s Venezuela – once the most modern nation in Latin America – suffered an economic collapse.  Its once-thriving middle class was largely thrown back into poverty.  It was a wake-up call.
In 1998 Fifth Republic Movement candidate Hugo Chavez was elected President with support from Venezuelan workers and peasants.  He railed against US hegemony in his country, announced he would sell oil to friend Fidel Castro in Cuba on favorable terms and established diplomatic ties with Iraq.  He announced a land reform program and installed Marxist economists at PDVSA – Venezuela’s national oil company.  Chavez talked of diverting Venezuelan oil wealth from Western banks towards a grand development scheme for all of Latin America.  OPEC’s articulate Secretary General until 2002 was Venezuelan Oil Minister Ali Rodriguez.
In early 2002 Venezuela’s ruling elite, led by Rockefeller crony Gustavo Cisneros and his Bank of Nova Scotia crowd, attempted to overthrow Chavez.  There were reports of US Naval and Air Force involvement.  In April Chavez stepped down.  Within days, following angry protests from the Venezuelan working class, he was back in power.  The pro-US general who led the attempted coup was charged with treason.  El jeffe fled to Columbia where he was welcomed by the US-backed narco-terrorist Uribe government.  In October the Venezuelan oligarchy took another run at Chavez.  Again their putsch failed.  On December 5, 2002 Chavez stated that the Venezuelan unrest was part of a plot, “to seize the country’s oil industry”.
On January 16, 2003 Chavez left Venezuela amidst a strike led by oligarch oil executives.  He appealed for help at the UN, where he handed over leadership of the radical G-77 group of developing nations to Morocco.  In late February, after withstanding the strike, Chavez, knowing full well the true power behind the strikers, told the US government to “back off”.
On April 17, 2003 Venezuelan Army Director General Melvin Lopez proclaimed in USA Today that the US government had been directly involved in the attempted February putsch and that he had proof that three US Black Hawk helicopters had been sighted in Venezuelan airspace during that time.
On Christmas Eve 2005 Chavez delivered a speech to his nation in which he said, “…minorities, descendants of those who killed Jesus Christ, control the riches of the world”.  He also proclaimed that 911 was an inside job.
In June 2007 Chavez ordered Big Oil to accept the role of junior partner to state-owned PDVSA or leave Venezuela.  Exxon Mobil and Conoco Phillips both left.  He befriended Iran and a wave of Chavez-allied left-wing Presidents came to power in Latin America.  The most radical were Evo Morales in Bolivia, Raphael Correa in Ecuador and Sandinista Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua.  Together they used Venezuela’s oil wealth to launch the much anticipated Banco del Sur as a counter to IMF hegemony over their continent.
As Chavez’ attitude towards the international bankers became more defiant, the Four Horsemen began to buy oil from more easily corruptible nations like Mexico and Columbia.  By 1990 Exxon was getting 16% of its oil from Columbia, while Chevron procured 26% of its US-bound crude oil from Mexico.
A May 2010 report documenting foreign assistance to political groups in Venezuela, commissioned by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), revealed that more than $40 million annually is channeled to anti-Chavez groups from US agencies.  NED founder Allen Weinstein bragged to the Washington Post, “What we do today was done clandestinely twenty-five years ago by the CIA.”
In January 2011 the Obama administration revoked the visa of Venezuela’s ambassador to Washington after Chávez rejected the nomination of Larry Palmer as US ambassador in Caracas.  Palmer had been openly critical of Chavez and has a spooky resume.
He worked with Betancourt’s would-be assassin Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic and cavorted with US-backed dictators in Uruguay, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, South Korea and Honduras.  Palmer was to replace Patrick Duddy who was involved in the attempted coup against Chávez in 2002.
The latest plank in Chavez’ “Socialism for the 21st Century” program was to reform the financial sector, long dominated by the international banker cartel.  Venezuela’s National Assembly had passed legislation that defined banking as a public service.  The law requires banks in Venezuela to contribute more to social programs, housing construction efforts, and other social needs.  It protects depositors by requiring the Superintendent of Banking Institutions to work in the interest of bank customers rather than stockholders.
In an attempt to control speculation, the law limits to 20% the maximum amount of capital a bank can have out as credit. The law also limits the formation of financial groups and prohibits banks from having an interest in brokerage firms and insurance companies.  The Depression-era Glass-Steagal Act had done the same thing in the US until President Bill Clinton repealed it in 1995.
The Venezuelan law also stipulates that 5% of bank profits go to projects approved by communal councils, while 10% of bank capital must be put into a fund to pay for wages and pensions in case of bankruptcy.
According to the Wall Street Journal, “Chávez has threatened to expropriate large banks in the past if they don’t increase loans to small-business owners and prospective home buyers, this time he is increasing the pressure publicly to show his concern for the lack of sufficient housing for Venezuela’s 28 million people.”
In January 2011 the NED-funded Cisneros/Rockefeller banker glitterati tried to rewrite history via Operation Venezuela.  While the bankers whined unsuccessfully, Chavez issued this rebuttal, “Any bank that slips up…I’m going to expropriate it…”
The Illuminati banksters had seen enough.  Chavez soon developed a rapidly spreading cancer.
In 2013 after Chavez succumbed to his battle with cancer, President Maduro stated, “We have no doubt that Commandante Chavez was attacked with this illness, we have not a single doubt. The established enemies of our land specifically tried to harm the health of our leader. We already have leads, which will be further explored with a scientific investigation. There have been many cases throughout history, including the most recent, of the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat; it’s widely known that he was poisoned medically.”

Australians March against NWO

Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through city streets across Australia, waving placards vilifying Prime Minister Tony Abbott and venting their anger at the policies of conservative state and federal governments.
The March in March event attracted the largest crowd in Melbourne, where more than 10,000 people - among them parents, students, environmentalists, refugee supporters, cab drivers, teachers and children - gathered in the city centre.
About 2000 swarmed on central Brisbane to show their disdain for the direction taken by Liberal governments and just under 10,000 protested in Sydney, local police told AAP.
Many of the headline-grabbing polices of the Commonwealth, NSW, WA and Queensland governments were attacked during an event organisers say is a grassroots, non-partisan peaceful protest spawned from conversations on social media.
The organisers claim March in March has 45,000 Facebook supporters, amassed since the conversation began in January.
Speeches on indigenous rights, asylum seekers, education funding and university cuts featured in the Melbourne march, which 17,000 people said on Facebook they would attend.
'Transit not tolls' and 'Turn back the AbBoat' signs were brandished by members of the eclectic crowd.
Blackburn couple Dyan and Andrew brought their kids, Dylan, Harper and Marlo, because they wanted to teach their children to voice their opposition to governments they don't agree with.
'I've never been moved as much by any other government in my life as this to protest,' Dyan told AAP.
In Sydney, placards suggesting Mr Abbott has Satan on speed-dial and others denouncing the illuminati and global weather conspiracies were waved as rain fell on the park hosting the event.
About 12,000 said on Facebook they would march in Sydney but the figure was just under 10,000 despite a large thunderstorm.
Mining magnate Gina Rinehart was targeted by British singer-songwriter Billy Bragg for suggesting Australia should adopt hard-line conservative Thatcherite policies.
He also drew the crowd's attention to what he believes is the real problem with contemporary politics.
'The true enemy is not actually capitalism or conservatism - it's cynicism,' he told the crowd.
'It's the amount of bile that appears on the internet when anyone makes a political point - particularly vile attacks on Twitter to intelligent young women expressing an opinion.'
Signs at the Sydney protest suggested the weather is being controlled by America's High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) and others featured a picture of Mr Abbott on the telephone with the caption 'hello Satan?'
Another branded him the 'minister for ditch the witch', a reference to slogans aimed at former Labor prime minister Julia Gillard during 2011's carbon tax protests.
Asylum seekers, climate change, gay marriage and the Newman government were the focus of the Brisbane march, which started in Queens Park.
Organiser Matt Donovan, a former Labor candidate, denounced Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's treatment of asylum seekers.
He also took a swipe at Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, dubbing him 'our dear leader' in a comparison to deceased North Korean despot Kim Jong-il.
'I know many of you protesters are here, in fact, to protest the arrogant, despotic, far-right, authoritarian, self-serving, bully-boy government and the police state he has created,' Mr Donovan said.
The event will culminate on Monday when protesters deliver a notice of no confidence to Parliament House.
While the protesters spread their message across the mainland, the Liberal Party was celebrating its return to government in Tasmania, where it crushed the ALP, which received just 27 per cent of primary votes.

The New World War.

Conclusions. 
By Mark.M.Rich.


Rather than thinking of psychopaths as mentally ill, it may be more accurate to consider them a separate subspecies of the human race. They know they are protected by the naivety of the common worldview. Their pursuit of power is hyperactive. It is no exaggeration to say that, while the normal people are busy pursuing their activities, these characters literally sit around thinking of ways to deceive the populace into giving them control.
Because they are primarily focused on placing themselves in positions of influence, they have a tendency occupy these positions more so than normal people. Their vigorous pursuit of power, combined with their natural abilities to conceal themselves and lie with no inhibitions, allow them to achieve such positions. These characters have been continually responsible for a pattern of historical atrocities.
They spend a considerable amount of time constructing a mask on a personal level. On a macro level, a group of them will construct a similar facade using an ideology. If such people have the financing, they can overthrow constituted governments, typically without a majority of the people being aware of it. They place people similar to themselves in positions of influence. And as part of their mask, they install semi-normal people in positions which have high public exposure.
They eventually establish control over the entire governing structure of a country, including its military and police, as well as the psychological sciences, and institutions which can be used to influence society, such as NGOs, academia, and the media.
They conceal their true objective using an ideology which includes a plan for a better world. Some elements of their plan may seem reasonable or even desirable. In addition, however, an enemy is created which is portrayed as an obstacle to the better world.
The utopia is only possible when the enemy is removed. A portion of the population is recruited to assist in accomplishing this. Also, a privileged class of people is created within the government to serve the pathocracy and is rewarded for its obedience.
Organizations run by psychopaths usually profess only humanitarian intents. A pathocracy will have the appearance of normalcy. Evidence suggests that the US government has been entirely overthrown by a network of groups exhibiting psychopathic traits that have disguised themselves using humanitarian fronts.
They are facilitating a revolution which will result in them having control of the entire planet. Using the multinational force, they are waging a worldwide war against civilians to accomplish this.
We’re informed that a group of people is standing in the way of this global utopia. Various labels have been assigned to them. They are resisters, clinging to old ideologies which have no place in the new world. They are obstacles to our evolution, we’re told. Many of them are using information as a weapon to change people’s worldviews. Some of them are promoting conspiracy theories.
The new enemy will be denied sanctuary, tracked everywhere with intrusive surveillance, and attacked with PsyOp and NLW relentlessly. Most of these weapons and tactics, which are used in combination, leave little or no trace of their use.
Directed-energy weapons, including microwaves, lasers, and acoustic frequencies, will be used on the enemy. Depending on the frequency and power level, these weapons can cause a wide variety of effects spanning the mental, emotional, and physical realms. CNO are used to attack the enemy’s computers. This includes efforts to disrupt and degrade hardware and software, as well as spoofing attacks.
People can be traumatized with microwave hearing technology. Powerful silent subliminals can setup mental conflicts and can be used to influence people’s emotions, thoughts, and behavior. Holograms can be transmitted to specific points in space to scare people.
PsyOp attacks are transmitted through every possible channel of communication that the TA uses. The TA’s environment is psychologically prepared with products which have triggers that they’ve been sensitized to.
Calmatives that are to be covertly administered to the enemy can cause anxiety and dizziness, headaches, sedation, and also depression. Biological weapons, including viruses that create injuries or medical conditions, are also to be used. It has been suggested that biological weapons can be tailored to affect a specific race or bloodline.
Malodorants and insect infestation are used to cause revulsion. Supercaustics, some of which can be remotely triggered, can destroy any material made of plastic, glass, rubber, or metal. Frequent overhead flights and other displays of force are used during SOFO.
Custom-tailored weather attacks are to be used on a micro-level against the enemy. And, yes, even remote controlled insects and rodents are in the DOD’s arsenal. Physical and psychological isolation of the enemy from their support structure is standard procedure in the new war. Using PsyOp, advanced surveillance technology, and NLWs, the enemy will be denied sanctuary any place they visit.




Official sources have mentioned multiple times that this surveillance will be intrusive and constant. A variety of technology exists which can accomplish this, such as devices for seeing through walls, mind-reading, and tiny sensors which can detect anything a human being can as well as a multitude of other environmental stimuli.
These and other surveillance technologies can be connected to an advanced C4ISR system, such as the GIG, which allows for the real-time synchronization of tactics from the tactical to strategic levels. GIG nodes are equipped with cognitive radios or other devices that allow them to form tactical mobile networks known as MANETS. The technology exists for computer-generated battlewarms, where nodes are directed by an algorithm.
In all likelihood, these algorithms, which have already been used by the DOD for battleswarms, are a feature of the GIG. Therefore, the entire process, including node dispatch, guiding nodes to the target, and even the type of behavior exhibited by each node in the presence of the target, is probably computer-generated.
In order to maintain a dictatorship it is absolutely critical that control is established on the neighborhood level. In the US this network has existed since 1917 and has been used to harass and spy on people that have been labeled subversive. It is now entirely fused into our society, just as it was in East Germany and Communist Russia.


Wall Street runs the medical industry and the mental health system in particular. This includes some of the major patient advocacy groups, professional societies, government agencies, and most individual physicians. The mental illnesses in the diagnostic manuals keep expanding. Profit and control are primary motives. The attacks by the multinational force against the financial elite’s enemies considerably parallel the signs and symptoms in the diagnostic manuals produced by the industry.
Methods of executing large numbers of normal people are instituted when psychopaths rule a society. Although this has usually meant death camps and wars, evidence suggests that an additional method, which appears to be linked to a global eugenics program, includes targeting the entire population with toxic medication.
It is no exaggeration to say that the Anglo-American Establishment is using the military to reach down into your neighborhoods, single people out, and silently torture them, while using the mental health system, congress, media, and NGOs to conceal their attacks.
As we’ve learned, individual psychopaths believe it is necessary for their personal survival to degrade people. On a larger scale, we also understand at this point, that when they run a society they consider it a necessity to annihilate large portions of normal people.
Considering these factors, along with the rest of the traits that compose the profile of a typical psychopath, it would be realistic to consider that the security forces are also being used by the wealthy elites who rule our society to attack people for no reason that would be obvious using the common worldview.
It would be the ultimate dream for any average psychopath to be able to use the resources of the state to place people under surveillance, torture them from a safe distance with weapons that leave no evidence of their use, and sit back and have a good laugh while they watch them suffer in real-time. It would be even better if they controlled the very institutions which proclaimed to exist to expose such activities.
Although it is uncomfortable to consider the possibility that influential members of our society are using these resources to provide themselves with a sick form of entertainment, it would be consistent with their psychopathic profile.
The idea that they have methodically blocked off all possible escape routes for the citizens that they are torturing, and have established control over the institutions that would expose them, is frightening. However, this appears to be the case.
Their widespread, systematic, consistent vile activities, which have spanned multiple realms over the course of decades and have been committed against the human race in general, would be considered a crime against humanity in any civilization run by decent people.
 

Bizarre skeletons found in Russia

Skeleton
© Screen Capture
 Kristan T. Harris
Cudahy Now
If the reports are true, bizarre skeletons have been unearthed in Nevinnomyssk, Stavropol Krai, Russia that would point to a systematic floccinaucinihilipilification of all aspects surrounding macro evolution. Russia NTV reports Stavropol archaeologists have discovered the unearthing of bizarre skeletons when opening an ancient mound. The mound first produced a strange skeleton that can be best described as "Satyr like".

Sergey Savenko, one of the discoverers of the satyr like skeleton suggested his first thought was that there was "no scientific explanation for what just unearthed". " What if the Stavropol archaeologists have discovered a previously unknown anomalous creature to mankind?" Savenko described the skeleton as having a goat like body with a human head.

Relatively close to the Satyr like skeleton the expedition accidentally unearthed the remains of a horse of epic proportions. The warhorse was of giant size with a shoulder span of almost two meters and was with honors uncharacteristic for an animal in that period.

Anna Shvyreva, Department of Nature in the Stavropol Museum stated: "A special bath shrine was dug in the ground for this horse. It was filled with grass, and horse was on its back in the tub. "

The skeleton was sent for examination and experts anthropologists have refuted all the fantastic theories of these being evidence of the mythological species, but have not disclosed results of their tests.

English translation of video

Archaeologists have been extremely puzzled when they found a medieval mound strange creature, and at some distance from this gigantic horse herbal bath.

In Nevinnomyssk ordinary, in general, the excavation of an ancient burial mound became virtually episode of "The X-Files." Archaeologists have found so mysterious artefacts that the experts, just as Dana Scully in the series, denying all non-scientific version of the scientific explanation, yet to offer anything they can not.

NTV correspondent Maxim Berezin considered the findings.

The name of this unique artifact was not invented by science fiction fans, and most that are on the conservative scholars. In the ancient burial-place, uncovered during the excavation, it was discovered a strange thing - sheep skeleton with a human skull. More refined definition than chelovekobaran, their discovery, archaeologists were not able to pick up.

Anna Shvyreva, Department of Nature in the Stavropol Museum: "What is it chelovekobaran? That is, there was a combination of cranial young person under 25 years of age and body rams. "

Sergey Savenko, one of the discoverers of chelovekobarana in the head at first climbed unscientific thought: what if the Stavropol archaeologists have discovered a previously unknown anomalous creature to mankind? Order not disturb the skeleton was sent for examination.

Sergey Savenko, Pyatigorsk museum: "They found an analogy, it's even geographically not so far, this is the territory of Crimea. There have been dumping human skeleton was almost complete, but the hands and feet were cut somewhere to elbow and put in charge of the animal bones were, presumably, a goat. "

Experts anthropologists have refuted all the fantastic theories, but none of the puzzles Nevinnomyssky burial is not disclosed.

Mysterious burial can excite the imagination of not only archaeologists. Dark Ages - that is all that is known about him yet, some information about the ritual of the specialists there, perhaps because of such artifacts in the North Caucasus had been found.

For all other archaeological features Nevinnomyssk burial is typical for its era. In the afterlife of the deceased was seen off, observing the necessary rituals. The tomb was found weapons and utensils.

Sergey Savenko: "It's really an unique ritual situation. Whether it was a special man, who had to bury so. "

The Adventures of archaeologists from the very beginning Nevinnomyssk bought some anti-scientific tone. Not far from the first discovery expedition accidentally unearthed the remains of a horse epic proportions. Warhorse had giant growth - almost two meters at the shoulder(1 meter ≈ 1.09361 yards), and was buried with honors uncharacteristic of the animal.

Anna Shvyreva, Department of Nature in the Stavropol Museum: "For this horse had been dug in the ground a special bath. It was filled with grass, and horse in the tub on his back. "

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

UFO sighted over Ukraine


 © UFOsightingsdaily
(Impeccable timing... Dan.)

A large cigar-shaped UFO was spotted over the city of Korosten in Ukraine. The captured video on March 6 has surfaced on the Internet. The video got published on March 7, in the YouTube channel O7TV showing the UFO sighting of a large, elongated object gliding in the sky.

According to the Open Minds report, the video was uploaded by an MSN user and also got shared in Canada's Yahoo! News. The video description read, "A cigar-shaped UFO spotted in the sky over Korosten, Ukraine on March 6. What do you think it is? Camera effects, or is it the real thing?"

The YouTube channel O7TV has provided an open discussion videos in the past such as the UFO with out of focus aliens in Germany, a gigantic dog and even dragons flying over England.


"Video Agency of Audio Color World own all distribution rights of the uploaded videos on our YouTube channel. If you like to use videos for uploads or commercial use please contact 'info@audiocolorworld.com'," the description on the YouTube channel reads.

Russia's Stonehenge and a puzzle of the ancient world

Everyone's heard of Stonehenge. You could probably venture into the Amazonian jungle and seek out an untouched tribe of hunter-gatherers, spend months gaining their trust and learning their language, fighting off dysentery while you're at it, and when their chief finally makes you an honorary member of their society, against the emphatic advice of his shaman, you could ask them if they've heard of Stonehenge, and the answer would probably be: yes.

Some might say that's overstating the matter a touch, but the point stands. The sarsen stones of Wiltshire are famous; they've made their way into popular culture the world over. Though, would it surprise you to know that Stonehenge isn't the only megalithic stone circle in the world? Probably not, but most don't realise that there are somewhere on the order of 5000 stone circles around the world. Some exist as collections of circles, like the Senegambian circles in Gambia, Senegal, which are counted as one circle in the global list, but which actually consists of more than 1000 individual monuments covering an area of 15,000 square miles.

Great Britain boasts a large number of these Neolithic sites, but they don't have a monopoly on henges, as they're called over there. One of their neighbours actually has quite a few as well.

Standing alongside such geological oddities as Russia's Manpupuner stone pillars, or the Seven Sleeping Giants, some of the most interesting Neolithic monuments stand within the borders of the former Soviet Union.

Arkaim is one of those sites. Arkaim, or Аркаим in Russian, is considered by some to be the most important and enigmatic archaeological site in northern Europe. The site is wrapped in controversy and is sometimes referred to as Russia's Stonehenge. It sits on the outskirts of the Chelyabinsk oblast in the southern Urals, just north of the Kazakhstan border. Though it's not a stone circle in the way that Stonehenge is a stone circle.

Arkaim is the remnants of an ancient settlement, which is basically a village that was fortified by two large stone circular walls. The settlement covers an area of some 220,000sq-ft and consists of two circles of dwellings separated by a street, with a central community square in the center. The site was discovered (rediscovered?) in 1987 by a team of Russian archaeologists, and a wave of excitement washed through the world of archaeology. The site and associated artefacts have been dated to the 17th century BCE and it's generally agreed that it was built somewhere between 4000-5000 years ago, which puts it in the same age bracket as Stonehenge.

Arkaim has another name, one that's not exactly kosher. It's called Swastika City, or alternately Mandala City. It has this name for a couple reasons, firstly, if one uses their imagination, the layout of the dwellings around the central square almost looks like it's in the shape of a swastika. As we all know the swastika is the misappropriated sign of the Nazis and of the so-called Aryan race, and which has been adopted by modern white-supremacy groups. The second reason is that the settlement is thought to have been of the Sintashta culture, which is an Indo-Iranian race (actually a language identity) of the ancient Eurasian Steppe, or in common terms, the Aryan race. So, as you can see, there are those who would like to assert that Arkaim is in fact the birthplace of the superior white race of humans, though few in mainstream science see any value in that line of reasoning.

The site holds more interesting secrets than just its association to a politically incorrect aspect of our culture however.

It has been of great interest to archaeoastronomers, and therein lies the reason for its association with Stonehenge. It's long been known that Stonehenge has and was built with astronomical observation in mind. In fact it's technically called an observatory. Stonehenge allowed for, and possibly may still allow for observations of 10 astronomical phenomena using 22 elements, whereas some archaeoastronomers claim that Arkaim allows for observations of 18 phenomena using 30 elements. This essentially means that certain events in the sky could be observed and tracked by using the site in particular ways and from different positions, and that Arkaim offered more observable events than Stonehenge.


Arkaim as it exists today
It would seem that Arkaim is an even better astronomical observatory than its namesake. According to Russian archaeologist K.K. Bystrushkin Stonehenge offers an observational accuracy of 10-arc minutes to a degree, whereas Arkaim offers accuracy of 1-arc minute.[1] This precision is unheard of in the time frame allowed, and was only surpassed by that documented in the Almagest of ancient Greece some 2000 years later.

It may seem obvious to some, but the fact that these sites were apparently constructed, deliberately, to act as astronomical observatories and even calendars of a sort, before the same expertise was achieved in the great foundational empires of antiquity, like the Egyptians and the Greeks, is seemingly strong evidence for attributing greater development and sophistication to these pre-historic cultures. The more conspiratorial among us might even say that these sites offer clues to the existence of an unknown or lost civilization in our distant past.

Arkaim is but one example of the rich archaeological bounty hidden away in the Russian interior. Similar sites have been lost to industrial progress, such as Sarkel, a limestone and brick fortress built by the Khazar culture in 830AD, which was flooded by the Russian government for the construction of the Tsimlyansk resevior in 1952. Due to the secrecy and lack of academic cooperation during the cold war and possibly to language barriers, many such sites still exist, but have yet to be explored and analysed, and more still are yet to be discovered.

[1] K.K. Brystrushkin. Fenomen Arkaima. (Russian Language) Beyle al'vy 2003 ISBN-10 5761901722

Russia under attack from Transnational Elite

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro: 'A certain transnational elite seeks to encircle Russia in order to weaken and eventually destroy it'




Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused both the US and the EU of "double standards" over Crimea and recalled the Kosovo and Falkland Islands referendums as evidence. Maduro says the West is seeking to "eventually destroy" Russia.

"There is a certain transnational elite that has been cherishing this dream for 300 years," Nicolas Maduro said.

The Venezuelan leader criticized "the anti-Russian policy of the US and some European countries," saying the crisis in Ukraine comes as a response to that.

"What has happened in Crimea is a response to the format that made Ukrainian democracy collapse. And there is only one reason for this: the anti-Russian policy of the US and some European countries. They seek to encircle Russia in order to weaken and eventually destroy it," he said.

His statement comes amid deteriorating relations between Russia and both the US and the EU. The latter imposed first sanctions against Russian officials as the Crimean Peninsula sought to separate from Ukraine. The West threatened that more sanctions would follow after the March-16 referendum in Crimea, in which over 96 percent of its citizens voted to join Russia. The treaty was signed between the two sides on Tuesday.

As the US and the EU considered the referendum "illegitimate" and refused to recognize its results, the Venezuelan President accused them of "double standards" over the Crimean vote. He recalled similar situations with Kosovo and the Falkland Islands.

"This is a major game of double standards," Maduro said. "So it was legal, from the point of view of international politics, to separate Serbia 10 years ago and take Kosovo away from it through a referendum. It turns out that trying to take away the Falkland Islands, which are located here in Latin America, through a forged and illegal referendum, was justified for Europe and Britain. But when it comes to the people of Crimea, who want a referendum and choose a peaceful future for themselves, this is illegal," he added.