Russian soldiers, tanks and rockets paraded across the cobblestones of Red Square on Thursday in the Kremlin's annual display of the nation's military might.
The parade was first held 68 years ago to celebrate the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany. Today it is a carefully choreographed event to remind Russians -- and the world -- that the country remains a major military power.
President Vladimir Putin reviewed the troops and addressed the nation, declaring: "We will do everything to strengthen security on the planet."
Russia's economy may now rank 10th largest in the world, but it still aspires to be a military superpower.
To showcase Russia's military might, authorities spent millions of dollars to disperse rain clouds in the skies and repair asphalt ground up by tank treads on the ground. Lavish television coverage included placing TV cameras in the cockpit of a fighter jet, by the wheels of a battle tank, and atop the Kremlin's 15th century clock tower.
Foreign military attaches watched from a VIP reviewing section as nuclear-capable rockets and S-300 mobile missile batteries rolled by.
The anti-aircraft missiles were a reminder of news reports earlier Wednesday that Russia is preparing to sell S-300 missile batteries to Syria's embattled government.
This advanced system would limit the ability of the United States and other nations to operate over Syrian airspace or impose a no-fly zone. On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left Moscow after winning President Putin's support for a conference to mediate a political solution to Syria's civil war.
For four decades, Moscow has been an ally of and arms supplier to the Assad clan that has run Syria since 1971.
On Friday, British Prime Minister David Cameron is to meet President Putin for talks in Sochi, after which he is to fly to Washington for a Monday meeting with President Obama.
◆ Regional Power
On Red Square, the columns of tanks and rows of marching soldiers were a reminder of Russia's determination to be a regional power.
On Wednesday, President Putin met with Russia's Security Council and instructed the military to draw up plans to defend Central Asia and southern Russia in the event of a collapse in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of American troops next year.
"We will bear it in mind that the Afghan army and law enforcement bodies are so far unable to guarantee security in Afghanistan," Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev told reporters on Wednesday.
It was a reminder that Russia's massive military is maintained for greater goals than marching smartly in parades.
Military spending fell last year in the United States and across western and central Europe, but surged in Russia, China, the Middle East and North Africa, according to new figures released by a research group based in Sweden.
The changes "may be the beginning of a shift in the balance of world military spending from the rich Western countries to emerging nations," Sam Perlo-Freeman of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said in a statement announcing the report Monday.
Although the U.S. still accounted for 39% of global military spending --- far more than any other country -- belt tightening and the drawdown in Afghanistan contributed to a 6% decline in expenditures from the previous year, Perlo-Freeman said. Military pending in western and central Europe dropped 1.6%.
Meanwhile, Russia increased its spending 16%, part of a massive plan to modernize its armaments, according to the report. Chinese military spending was up an estimated 8%.
The increase in Russian spending, and an even bigger uptick in Ukraine, helped drive up military spending across Eastern Europe, which had the biggest jump of any region, 15%, the institute said. Spending also rose in the Middle East (8%), North Africa (8%), Latin America (4%) and Asia and Oceania (3%.)
The single biggest increase was reported in the Persian Gulf country of Oman, which hiked its military spending by 51%, according to the institute.
Those increases continue a trend stretching back a decade in some parts of the world. Vietnam, for instance, has more than doubled its military spending since 2003, a reaction to increased Chinese assertiveness regarding disputed territories in the South China Sea, researchers said.
Quantum net is amazing, but not impenetrable. If the technology was released for public use, and someone had a need for the info, it will eventually be cracked. I dont see how this would be a mainstay in the foreseeable future anyways as the photons used decay after a short distance. Much like DC current back in the day, an entirely different system would need to be set in place before it could be useful.
Quantum physics is a branch of physics which deals with physical phenomena at microscopic scales, where the action is on the order of the Planck constant. Quantum mechanics departs from classical mechanics primarily at the quantum realm of atomic and subatomic length scales. Quantum mechanics provides a mathematical description of much of the dual particle-like and wave-like behavior and interactions of energy and matter.
Bill O'Reilly Fires Back At Criticism Of Benghazi Outrage From Liberal Media, Jon Stewart
May 9, 2013 - Bill O'Reilly tonight used his Talking Points Memo to fire back at "left wing spin" on Benghazi that's trying to downplay the investigation as just another drop of Fox News-Republican outrage fuel. O'Reilly played video of Hillary Clinton asking in her January testimony "what difference does it make" about how the attacks were carried out, saying that this is the same defense being used by liberals to downplay the significance of yesterday's hearings. O'Reilly dismissed arguments of hypocrisy and double standards, making it clear that the American people deserve to know the truth about what happened.
O'Reilly said yesterday's hearings were unequivocally "embarrassing" for Clinton and President Obama, and showed a clip of Jon Stewart accusing Fox News and the Republicans of selective outrage, with no one speaking out when similar attacks occurred under the Bush administration. O'Reilly shot back that "none of the attacks were at the level of Benghazi," and surmised that Stewart must have gotten his news from Media Matters and The Daily Kos.
O'Reilly declared that every American should be outraged at Gregory Hicks, one of the whistleblowers who testified yesterday, getting demoted after voicing his concerns to his superiors at the State Department. O'Reilly said that "honest government is the cornerstone of our democracy" and people shouldn't be punished for telling the truth. He added that Clinton may need to testify again, and that this whole scandal may come back to haunt her in 2016.
What Really Happened Radio Show: Thursday, May 9 2013 (Commercial Free Video): Sheriff Richard Mack
Special Guest: "Sheriff Mack" http://sheriffmack.com/
Michael Rivero is the webmaster of http://whatreallyhappened.com/ and host of the What Really Happened radio shows on the Republic Broadcasting Network. Formerly with NASA, Michael transitioned his image processing skills (along with a brief stint as an actor) into the then-new motion picture computer animation field and has worked on films such as "Star Trek", "The Day After Tomorrow", and has supervised visual effects on "Brainscan," "LOST", and "Hawaii Five-0." Michael has taken a sabbatical from film work to focus all his efforts on peace activism. Michaels foray into blogging began before the word was even invented, and happened almost by accident when he spotted a suspicious photograph being broadcast on ABC news in 1994 related to the death of White House deputy Council Vincent Foster. Since that sudden beginning, Michaels website has expanded to cover diverse topics including the JFK assassination, the accidental shoot-down of TWA 800, election fraud, health issues, Saddams non-existent nuclear weapons, 9-11, the economy, and of course, the lies used to trick the United States into wars of conquest on Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Iran. Michael resides in Hawaii with his wife Claire, who is a composer and creates much of theme music used on the What Really Happened radio show.
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth are gathered Zechariah 12:2-3
And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith YHWH, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, YHWH is my God. Zechariah13:8-9
And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for YHWH hath spoken it. And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead. Obadiah 1:18-19
The Alex Jones Show : Lord Christopher Monckton, Steve Pieczenik - Thursday, May 09, 2013 (Full Show)
On the Thursday, May 9 transmission of the Alex Jones Show, Alex continues to seek the truth behind the Benghazi debacle that left four Americans dead in Libya Sept 11, 2012, which the White House falsely claimed was fallout stemmed from an anti-Islamic YouTube video. Accompanied by guests Lord Christopher Monckton and author and psychological warfare expert Dr. Steve Pieczenik, Alex also analyzes Israel's and the US' increased efforts to invade Syria by funding, aiding and arming so-called rebels, many of which are affiliated with the al-Qaeda offshoot Jabhat al-Nusra. Alex also welcomes Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and the Humber for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Godfrey William Bloom to discuss the party's strong showing in the local elections. Defense Distributed's Cody Wilson also pops in to speak about his group's development of the first fully 3D printed gun, the Liberator.
Matt Taibbi joins us today to talk the BIGGEST price-fixing scandal ever. Read his latest piece in Rolling Stone, Everything is Rigged. Matt Taibbi : The Bailout WAS The Lie . Rolling Stone Contributing Editor Matt Taibbi and Former Special Inspector General for TARP, Neil Barofsky join Marc to discuss myths about the bailout. Matt Taibbi, is a Rolling Stone Contributing Editor and the author of "Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History." "You can do real time in jail in America for all kinds of ridiculous offenses," Taibbi says. "Here we have a bank that laundered $800 million dollars of drug money and they can't find a way to put anybody in jail for that? That sends an incredible message, not just to the financial sector, but to everybody. It's an obvious, clear double standard where one set of people gets to break the rules as much as they want and another set of people can't break any rules at all without going to jail."
Larry Kelley's life was utterly changed by 9/11. On the day after the attacks, on his way to work, he was struck by the sudden realization that World War III had commenced. Like most Americans he desperately wanted to find out who were these people who attacked us, what could ordinary citizens do to join the battle and how can those plotting to kill us in future attacks be defeated.
Mr. Kelley has written scores of columns on the dangers of western complacency. In his tenure as a political commentary writer, he has made a significant impact. His feature articles have appeared in the Piedmont Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Human Events, and Townhall Magazine. Two of his articles were featured on the cover of Townhall Magazine. He wrote an Op-ed which appeared in the liberal San Francisco Chronicle a month before Obama was inaugurated entitled, A Second New Deal is a Recipe for Disaster. Two and half years later, on August 6, 2011, the Chronicle ran the front-page headline--S&P Downgrades U.S. Credit Rating.
9 May 2013 Breaking News Massive US-led military drills began in the Persian Gulf - End Times News Update 4-9-13 After Israel Bombed Syria now USA doing military drills in Persian gulf coincidence or planned coordination with Israel?
Massive US-led military drills began in the Persian Gulf in a second such show of maritime might in under a year. The US says the exercises are not aimed at Iran, who earlier vowed to close the Hormuz Strait, and now expresses concern over the drills.
The US Navy has issued a statement that the mass exercises are aimed at "enhancing capability to preserve freedom of navigation in international waterways."
The drills will reportedly focus on mine-sweeping and search-and-seizure operations, and some on-shore training.
The Pentagon is directing the maneuvers, which will reportedly involve 35 ships, 18 unmanned submarines and unmanned aircraft. The 40 other countries participating in the drills have not yet been named.
Tehran has said it will be monitoring the exercises, and voiced concerns about how the maneuvers come in the run-up to the Iranian elections.
Iran has previously threatened to close the Hormuz Strait, through which 40 percent of the world's oil is transported by ship, if "its interests are in serious trouble".
The US condemned the threats and warned that such a move would provoke US Military action.
What alot of you don’t understand is that the oligarchy no longer wants a productive economy…their policy is to transition to a neo feudal society caste system with no upward mobility. They are a global oligarchy that is purposely wrecking the US economy to weaken it, shift middle/working class wealth to them and 3rd world so the whole world besides them is working for peanuts, as they are monopolists that want full control, its about power and control and their new world order, not growing the economy any longer. Both parties are owned by the .01% ultra rich monopolists who want no more free enterprise competition, just their cartels, and dumbed down slaves to be replaced with robots. Wakeup to their new tyranny based paradigm of neo feudalism.
Some Key Points released By Lindsey Williams in his recent interviews :
- This is not a conspiracy theory it is an agenda
- Cyprus - The startling Real Story
- The American Dollar - How long?????
- Healthcare - A trap -America
- The world's only hope -Saudi Arabia
- Look out -Iran - Sabre rattling -Derivatives
- Collapse being discussed -(Behind closed doors, all of these things have been discussed)
- We Will See The Collapse of All Paper Money in a Period of two years Maximum The Elite are working for a date of the collapse of all paper currencies , it could be in a year or in a year and half , what happened to the banks in Cyprus will happen to New Zealand Japan Australia Canada and even America , you better get your money from your pension fund bank account retirement account , IRA , 401K or you will lose it all overnight
-The Federal Reserve is making some huge financial moves that will drive the USA deep into debt and decrease the buying power of the dollar. They will take them and use them as an investment in the derivative market. "They will hedge the derivative market." They will fractionally reserve all the mortgages and turn the $40 billion into $360 billion and make $1 trillion of off mortgage debt in 3 months. The banks receiving the $40 billion will turn around and take this money and buy treasury bills. It will go towards paying the debt of the US, not to improve the economy. Basically, the FED gives the bank money which they give back to the FED and the FED ads fees and interests which drives up the debt more.
Lindsey Williams, an ordained Baptist minister went to Alaska in 1970 as a missionary. While in Alaska, Pastor Williams found out about the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline, which began construction on 29th April 1974. Because of Pastor Williams' love for the USA and concern for the spiritual welfare of the over 25,000 workers on the pipeline, he volunteered to serve as Chaplain on the pipeline, with the full support of the Alyeska Pipeline Company.
Pastor Williams was given the northern 7 out of the 28 construction camps including the oil field at Prudhoe Bay to hold worship services at the 7 camps once a day. After six months a PR employee at Alyeska Pipeline Company told Pastor Lindsey Williams that he was an invaluable asset to the company. He said that Lindsey was saving the oil pipeline company thousands of dollars of counselling fees and had voted successfully to give Pastor Williams executive status if he wished to accept it. Executive status meant that Lindsey Williams could go anywhere he liked and see anything he wanted regarding the pipeline operation. They gave him a vehicle and an executive pass and he was also invited to sit in on board meetings in an advisory capacity in order to help the relationship between management and labour.
For three years Pastor Lindsey Williams had the opportunity to sit, live and rub shoulders with the most powerful, controlling and manipulative men on the face of this planet.
The site I have created will document what happened to Pastor Lindsey Williams during his time as chaplain to the Alyeska Pipeline Company and what has happened subsequently regarding the elite's plan for control of the world and its resources.
A Pastor Lindsey Williams: Obama to Tax Middle Class into Oblivion! Pastor Lindsey Williams unveils the truth behind the elite plan for humanity and this planet... THE NEXT 4 YEARS... Released TUESDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2012! The Elite do not want a collapse YET , they have not created enough DEBT says Lindsey Williams , the middle class in America will be taxed into oblivion ... 2012 2013 future bilderberg power "lindsey williams" elite mad crazy obama chinese scary economy dollar collapse food storage water shortage hungry buy people end agenda fear control terror terrorist attack olympics london truth think scare federal reserve mortgage dollar usd house home investment invest money debt america u.s. "united states" secret purchase treasury recession billion bonds gold silver bullion currency luxetti
Lindsey Williams The elite are disappointed with Obama and want him out , The Dollar is already Dead but Not Finished , America will be Destroyed there will be no food shortages on the grocery stores shelves but you will go hungry because the prices will be so high that you won't be able to afford the purchasing power of the dollar will be destroyed , the elite are mad at Obama , the dollar will be dead before the end of this year , one of the elite's agenda for 2013 is FEAR , fear of war and terrorist attacks they want to shut down the masses brains don't fall for it says Pastor Lindsey Williams , the elite have bought your house out of thin air and they have learned that you will not revolt or riot like Greece , so they will bring in the NWO gradually to America ....
The Federal Reserve is making some huge financial moves that will drive the USA deep into debt and decrease the buying power of the dollar.
They will take them and use them as an investment in the derivative market. "They will hedge the derivative market." They will fractionally reserve all the mortgages and turn the $40 billion into $360 billion and make $1 trillion of off mortgage debt in 3 months.
The banks receiving the $40 billion will turn around and take this money and buy treasury bills. It will go towards paying the debt of the US, not to improve the economy. Basically, the FED gives the bank money which they give back to the FED and the FED ads fees and interests which drives up the debt more.
Judge Andrew Napolitano is going on the record saying that if Hillary lied, yes, she could be prosecuted. Since we know she has lied, it's time to prepare to charge her. Here's the relevant quote from the interview: "Lying to congress carries the same criminal liability and the same punishment as lying under oath to congress. I'm not suggesting that Mrs. Clinton lied, but I'm saying that a case could be made out, either legally in a courtroom if a prosecutor wanted to, and certainly politically in a public sphere should she decide to seek higher office."
The collapse of the subprime mortgage market in the United States has led to stock market drops across the world. See the effect those investments have had on the European and Asian markets, reminding if of how connected we are in the global economy. But not just Wall Street is feeling the Squeeze; Main Street America is feeling the credit crunch as millions of Americans lose their homes or are unable to find loans even with excellent credit.