Deceiving The Public Into War, The Gold Standard Myth, Ukraine Updates & More & James Corbett – Pretexts for War: How the public is deceived into fighting | When Secretary of State John Kerry made his now infamous statement about Russia’s actions in Ukraine, the hypocrisy was immediately apparent to all but the most clueless of viewers. But perhaps Kerry wasn’t so wrong to expect the public to let him get away with such a transparently hypocritical statement. After all, the public have always been happy to go along with every pretext for war presented to them for decade after decade.

Find out more about the lies that have lead the world to war time and again over the past century in this week’s Eyeopener report. (includes transcript with sources)

Porkins Policy Review ep. 18 The Gold Standard Myth with Bill Still | On this weeks episode we had the great honor of speaking with Bill Still. Bill has spent much of his adult life fighting for true monetary reform in America. Me and Bill discuss the major issues facing the American people i.e. government borrowing, fractional reserve banking, and the privately owned banker run Federal Reserve. In particular we focused on the notion of a return to the gold standard. Me and Bill tackle some of the popular myths that goldbug proponents often use when talking about a return to gold backed money. This is a very important conversation for anyone concerned about the largest scandal in American history, which is of course the destruction of our power to create and control our money.

Pepe Escobar: Kiev coup is tequila sunrise revolution with neo-Nazi flavor | A referendum in Crimea will say in a week if the region wants more autonomy from Kiev, or if it sees itself a part of Russia. To discuss the upcoming vote, RT speaks to foreign affairs journalist, Pepe Escobar.

Ukraine updates via Ryan Dawson, Pepe Escobar, James Corbett, Paul Craig Roberts and more…

Ryan Dawson of The ANC Report takes former Russia Today anchor Liz Wahl to the woodshed

The Corbett Report: Interview 836 – Ryan Dawson Looks for a Third Way in the Ukraine Crisis | Ryan Dawson of The ANC Report joins us once again to discuss the Ukraine crisis and the failures of coverage of the event in both the mainstream and alternative media. We talk about the history of Ukraine and how it provides important context to the current events. We also discuss the tendency of some alternative media to paint Putin as the “good guy” in a simplistic good guy / bad guy narrative and reflect on how we can avoid the either / or trap.

ANC Report: Pepe Escobar talks Ukraine with Ryan Dawson

Pepe Escobar: C’mon baby, light my (Crimean) fire | March 16 is C Day. The Crimean parliament – by 78 votes with 8 abstentions – decided this is the day when Crimean voters will choose between joining the Russian Federation or to remain part of Ukraine as an autonomous region with very strong powers, according to the 1992 constitution.

Whatever “diplomatic” tantrums Washington and Brussels will keep pulling, and they will be incandescent, facts on the ground speak for themselves. The city council of Sevastopol – the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea fleet – has already voted to join Russia. And next week the Duma in Moscow will study a bill to simplify the mechanism of adhesion.

Paul Craig Roberts: Obama Comes Out Against Self-Determination | The White House Fool has repeatedly declared erroneously and foolishly that it is “against international law” for Crimea to exercise self-determination. Self-determination, as used by Washington, is a propaganda term that serves Washington’s empire but is not permissible for real people to exercise. On March 6 Obama telephoned Putin to tell the Russian President again that only Washington has the right to interfere in Ukraine and to insist against all logic that only the “government” in Kiev installed by the Washington-organized coup is “legitimate” and “democratic.”

In other words, the elected government in Crimea pushed by the people in Crimea to give them a vote on their future is “undemocratic” and “illegitimate,” but a non-elected government in Kiev imposed by Washington is the voice of self-determination and legitimacy.

Washington is so arrogant that it never occurs to the hubris-infected fools what the world thinks of Washington’s blatant hypocrisy.

Paul Craig Roberts: The Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun | According to a report in Kommersant-Ukraine, the finance ministry of Washington’s stooges in Kiev who are pretending to be a government has prepared an economic austerity plan that will cut Ukrainian pensions from $160 to $80 so that Western bankers who lent money to Ukraine can be repaid at the expense of Ukraine’s poor. It is Greece all over again.

Tony CartalucciBBC Now Admits: Armed Nazis Led “Revolution” in Kiev, Ukraine | Like the West’s support of sectarian terrorists across the Middle East, including Al Qaeda, it has found the most despicable elements in Ukrainian society to lead “revolution” for the sociopolitical reordering of Eastern Europe. As the dust settles and the West’s proxy regime finds itself safely entrenched in Kiev, Ukraine – the Western media can now finally recuperate some of its lost legitimacy after months of denying the obvious – that armed Neo-Nazis led the so-called “Euromaidan” uprising.

A BBC Newsnight short titled, “Neo-Nazi threat in new Ukraine,” reveals xenophobic Jew-hating nationalists, armed and leading the mobs in Kiev, directly contradicting months of Western media narratives portraying the rabble as aspiring for “freedom,” “democracy,” and “closer ties with the West,” with the most absurd example being  the “I am Ukrainian” propaganda reel.

Ukraine Snipers Bombshell, Economic Problems & Solutions and More…

Global Research & The Corbett Report – Target: Ukraine – How Foreign Intervention is Tearing the Country Apart | As geopolitical analysts from across the board explain, the Ukrainian coup has been deliberately provoked by outside agents to promote a combination of US, EU, NATO and IMF interests. Perhaps more worrying than the interference itself are its potential implications. As Russia’s every move is now being scrutinized for a possible military response to the ongoing crisis, the specter of a larger military operation now hangs over Eastern Europe.

Zero Hedge: “Behind The Kiev Snipers It Was Somebody From The New Coalition” – A Stunning New Leak ReleasedThe last time a leaked phone call out of Ukraine was released about a month ago ostensibly by the Russian NSA equivalent, one between US assistant sec state Victoria Nuland and the US envoy to the Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, it was revealed that the real puppet masters behind the Maidan movement, and the true instigators of the Ukraine “revolution” were none other than the “developed” world superpowers, lead by the US. Also revealed were tensions between the US and EU strategies on how to overthrow the current government, culminating with the infamous “Fuck the EU.” Needless to say the US, which implicitly confirmed the recording, was angry at Russia and accused it of using dirty tricks.

That’s ironic, because when it comes to “dirty tricks” what is about to be presented, blows the top off anything Russia may or has done to date.

Earlier today an even more shocking recording has been “leaked” this time one between the always concerned about human rights EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paet, in which it is revealed on tape that all those photos of horrifying deaths of Ukrainians by snipers during the last days of the Median stand off, were in fact caused not by Snipers controlled by Yanukovich, but that the snipers shot at both protesters and police in Kiev were allegedly hired by Maidan leaders!

Estonia admits phone call is authentic

Unknown Snipers and Western backed “Regime Change” | A Historical Review and Analysis

Breaking: Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Catherine Ashton discuss Ukraine over the phone

Pepe Escobar: Spring fails in Ukrainian plunderland | The endgame is all but written; Moscow controls an autonomous Crimea for free, and the US/EU “control”, or try to plunder, disaster capitalism-style, a back of beyond western Ukraine wasteland “managed” by a bunch of Western puppets and oligarchs, with a smatter of neo-nazis.

So what is the Obama/Kerry strategic master duo to do? Start a nuclear war?

Bill Still Report # 206 – Interview with monetary reformer Alberto Medici