Updated: Jul 29
Inflation, Blame Ukraine, and Russia Regime Change. By now, many have heard the Inflation report announced at about 8:30 this morning. 8.6% up from April's 8.3%. Transitory, temporary, blame Putin, blame corporations, blame oil companies, blame shipping companies, sounds like Tourette syndrome except Tourette's is more medically explainable.
Speaking of blame. Ukraine is being thrown under the bus. They already were from the start. The West lied about them joining NATO and then the West did a yard sale on their old stuff. MSM is chiming in now.
Reflect back to the days when the U.S. felt more publicly boastful when calling for a Russia Regime Change. An article written by Scott Ritter back in March added some background to decades long effort of regime change by the U.S.:
"At a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton following the 2011 Duma election, expressed her 'serious concern about the conduct of the elections,' and called for a 'full investigation of all reports of fraud and intimidation,' adding 'The Russian people, like people everywhere, deserve the right to have their voices heard and their votes counted. And that means they deserve free, fair, transparent elections and leaders who are accountable to them.' Putin in turn accused Clinton of giving 'the signal' to opposition leaders to undertake mass unrest to undermine the Russian elections. “[Opposition leaders] heard the signal and with the support of the US state department began active work.'”
In 2011, McCain publicly called for Russian and Chinese regime change. There is undoubtedly more calls easily found on the internet. The 2014 U.S.-led Maidan Coup Ukrainian regime change was an effort to place a more Western-docile leader strategically on Russia's border, which Ukraine also proved to have an armed willing escalate tensions. The U.S. think-tank RAND had been tasked by the U.S. gov't to report, which it did in 2019, on the best way to achieve a regime change in Russia. More recently, U.S. Secretary of Defense Austin asserted the U.S. strategy is to "weaken Russia".
Some of RAND's recommendations reported back in 2019 included: more sanctions (West had been sanctioning Russia since 2008), Europe gets its energy from other sources than Russia, proxy war in Ukraine, and "flip Transnistria" and expel Russian troops, etc. All of these had been tried, utterly failed, and only harm the West; yet, the West continues sadist actions believing in a cultish great transition and ascension spurred by a Great Reset into a greenie utopia. So, as I was saying, U.S. inflation was reported up today: at 8.6%.