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Episode 799 – Lee Stranahan

Friday August 25th 2017

In this edition we welcome Lee Stranahan to the program for the first time. He is a former reporter from Breitbart News and now the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Populist.TV. Stranahan and John have a very insightful discussion about the DNC, the history of the Ukraine, President Trump and the on-going media hoax, the leaders of Black Lives Matter and what their undisclosed agenda is.

Don’t forget about Ark Midnight on radio station 570 KLIF from 9 p.m.to Midnight (CST). Our guest this Saturday is William Binney. Be sure to tune in for great tunes and informative talk.

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51 Responses to Episode 799 – Lee Stranahan

  1. Donna September 4, 2017 at 5:13 pm #

    I have just returned from a three week hiatus from my computer, and I was pleasantly pleased that the first guest I hear is Mr. Stranahan, an investigative journalist par none. Thank you for an excellent program.

  2. Arlene Florian September 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

    A mine of information, and genuine, too – unlike that creep David Rubin you had on last week, whose story was peppered with half truths, ommissions and spin. Sickening.

    Will you please interview Dennis Fetcho to get some balance on Judaism?

    Dennis Fetcho’s site: http://insidetheeyelive.com/

    I believe that if you had Fetcho and Rubin debating each other, Rubin would stomp off in a huff,. because truth does not seem to be his strong suit!

  3. Thomas Cool September 2, 2017 at 1:01 am #

    How can Mr. Stranahan talk for so long without mentioning Israel’s influence on the US? Israel wants to turn Iran into a parking lot. The only reason they haven’t yet is because Iran is allied with Russia and North Korea. North Korea don’t care about a missile reaching Guam. North Korea cares about a missile reaching Israel because Israel wants to bomb North Korea’s ally, Iran.

  4. Bill September 1, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

    Homosexuality is a sin, we should not be normalizing sin in societal norms. If someone wants to sin in their private affairs, let them have at it and pay for it if they decide not to repent.

    Now, seen as everyday life in the Western World, we have a society no longer capable of setting boundaries (societal morality and judgment of bad behavior)—instead, we see excuses for these bad behaviors, the usual being the accusation of bigotry and or racism. We see a “Law And Order Morality” whereby, it’s only wrong if one gets caught. There are no moral absolutes. There are no lines drawn in the sand. Reality and morals are relevant—we do whatever it is we need to find temporary happiness. Life is a series of Band-Aids being placed upon real or imagined wounds.

    • Glenn Logan September 4, 2017 at 6:22 am #

      Bill, You Tube Yuri Beznenov. Yuri was a KGB agent who defected to Canada in 1971. There are several video’s which clearly explain what we see happening today.

  5. Bomar September 1, 2017 at 10:22 am #

    John B,…

    FBI, DHS Officially Classify Antifa Activities As “Domestic Terrorist Violence” – 4/2016

    Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-01/fbi-dhs-study-reveals-antifa-primary-instigators-violence-public-rallies-april-2016

    A little reading while you are goofing off upgrading…

    Bomar

  6. Bill September 1, 2017 at 6:30 am #

    Lee is loaded with a great deal of credible information.

    However, as a “Christian” he should not be in favor of normalizing behavior which goes against the laws of nature and nature’s God.

    Also, the concept of states rights is a separation concept. It sounds like Lee is in favor of centralization of power and authority in an 11 sq. mile area called DC. IMO, this is the heart of the problem. Centralization of government power and authority is was motivated the War of Northern Aggression.

  7. Barbara August 30, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

    I think original Larry is john B Wells addict like the rest of us. I ‘m sure he will not abandon us. This world needs more Humans like Lee. Backbone and integrity appear to be in short supply with our elected people both local and national. I do agree with Larry though. you will be missed. Have a nice vacation you all deserve it.

  8. Leslie August 29, 2017 at 7:40 am #

    Re: Caravan Roundtable
    I’m not putting up with all those damn rules! I used to speak to John directly. I’m not playing second fiddle to his crew of gatekeeper nerds now. I pay money to be here. I don’t work for CTM.

    • John B Wells August 29, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

      I have no recollection of ever talking to you Leslie? Please refresh my memory?

    • ROLAND EDGAR August 31, 2017 at 4:58 am #

      Ha Ha the so called “gate keeper nerds” have helped me out several times when I lost pass words or I was blocked from entering for reasons which are obscure. Meanwhile those seeking information this week are advised to check out FIELD McCONNELL’S CSI website called “ABLE DANGER”.

  9. michael August 29, 2017 at 5:30 am #

    Great show John. Have him back soon.
    MJS

    • Leslie Roden August 30, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

      Dear sir……thats not me…..i dont know who that is.

    • sharonoliveria September 3, 2017 at 12:57 am #

      Roland , And many will be surprised who & what His sister is, Her deep ties to Hilary C . Mr. Field is a Godly force against enemies Here & afar. Never too! Late or Too! old to be a Warrior for God ! Right !

  10. jane toliver August 29, 2017 at 1:46 am #

    Off topic, but I know how John loves the Pope. Have you seen this? https://youtu.be/SQKfJeikTic

  11. Rodney Kaylor August 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm #

    Do you see what I’m saying? Does that make sense? Annoying.

  12. Jimbeau August 28, 2017 at 9:36 am #

    “Ye picked a fine time to leave us John B…….”
    “With four days of rain and a storm we must flee….”

    / Kenny Rogers

  13. ROLAND EDGAR August 27, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

    This YouTube video explains the situation we have on Europe mainland regarding the threat of WW3

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hlvX9-Pkmc

    How you view this situation is your decision.

    From my viewpoint I see impending war. This will be the THIRD TIME Europe led by Germany has attempted to take Russia by war.

  14. David Westerhold August 27, 2017 at 4:33 pm #

    What a great show, does that make sense? He does some fantastic investigative journalism, does that make sense? Seriously though, a good man, and I did not know of him before. Mr. Stanahan is the kind of person we need in journalism, and a million more like him. He is connecting the dots, and we will have much ammunition to use against those criminals in government, and the “new robber barons”. I think we SHOULD promote filing anti-trust actions against these corporations. Thanks John B.

  15. tony August 26, 2017 at 11:33 pm #

    awesome show love lee.

    • Michael Maley August 27, 2017 at 8:11 am #

      Where the spirit of The Lord is there is liberty. A verse I will always remember and your show is
      a testament to reality!

  16. Paul Dinsmore August 26, 2017 at 9:54 pm #

    YAY!!!!!!!!! *****THANK YOU***** Been following Lee since I saw him on Infowars nightly news with David Knight [another favorite] .

    I’m saving up to pay for a course with his Citizen Journalism School atm. I hope to become an asset to the cause of integrity and accuracy in journalism AHGIN!

    P.S. Please dont change or “improve” too much Lee! Your style [ irritated professor with da scolding glasses rap!] I phreaking love it all! So grateful to you John for having him on! And WTF is the Original Larry’s problem anyway? Dont let the swinging door hit you in the a$$ there bubba!

    I have a comment for you alls consideration [hopefully] Lee I know you despise conjecture but conjecture we must from time to time, as thinking critters.

    RE: Korea and the Deeps states obsession with making moar war…. A few things to consider about these times…
    It seems to me that the globalists and the crooked controllers and CEOs of vast communication corpos seem more fearful and angry at the world wide web and the ‘interwebz’ than at anything or one else.

    They fear the young guns who can run rings around their algorythmns and despise them at the same time for being such willing dupes and addicts to their devices. If these kids EVER learn to do actual critical thinking investigative analysis of their own,…watch out!

    They really hate and fear anyone who has even a basic understanding of parsing through digital media and its maze of ‘selective transmissions’ to actually discover their heretofore completely unrecognized and therefore under reported and often stunningly criminal shenanigans, and the incremental creeping of ‘bidness as usual’ e.g [condescending chuckle] “you really dont understand how this game is played do you?” the typical criminal’s smugness and defensiveness “rap” that they give whenever anyone questions them or their actions. ANd the problem is, NOBODY believes ANY OF them anymore! NO ONE.

    ANd you have the unraveling of so many rotten balls of criminal and corrupt and collusive yarn balls tumbling around ,… so their BIGGEST enemy is
    1. The INTERWEBZ!!!!!!!!! Hands down the single most powerful communications tool BAR NONE -at least while it was wide open and free.

    2.] The inevitable tsunami of readily accessible information and evidence it can provide ANYONE, with a phone or internet commection.

    3.] and finally the awakening [albeit in a rageful incomprehendable anger and insane manner which ultimately breeds violence] of a generation who is becoming aware of how badly theyve been duped and how UN powerful they actually are after being raised on the delusional propaganda of “the skies’ the limit! you can do or BE ANYTHING you want! AND YOU DONT NEED TO LEARN A DAMNED THING! ”
    4.] The M.I.C. has only one trick and that is to cover up any failures with a WAR. They are stuck however unless they can bring the Fed up and spoiled masses to heel.
    MY theory? The War whores have Trump surrounded and placate him with assurances that they must do this to save his presidency, when in fact it is vital to THEIR PLAN to getting him impeached or ousted or killed.

    THEY ARE PROVOKING KOREA HOPING that lil Kim will be exactly what we suspect and lob a few hotheaded nukes over the CONUS , [anywhere is fine for this plan] and thus giving us the EMP shut down [or at least a decent enough believeable ploy to hit the kill switch on the internet. Perfect cover for the IMMEDIATE take all us pesky inquisitive peasants who are just too damned smart and too damned intelligent for THEIR own good!”

    The way all the social moguls are acting, and the way our military is acting [and I happen to know a few things about our operational readiness to deploy the govt only “special eyes only” “replacement” [for continuity of government of course!] internet are in place and ready NOW. This is what I sense is happening.

    Their actions speak volumes. So does their arrogance and their desperation gleaming in their eyes and oozing from their actions. If they can’t bitch slap the entire interwebz into abject tearful blubbering internet addicted children pleading with Daddy to please PLEEEASE bring back their MTV and interwebz,…. well,.. they’ll get to blame it on Trump [whether he strinkes NK or not] and use this to declare the martial law they want and the civil war and chaos they want, it’ll be perfect to cover their intentional collapse of the economy as well. And the only job we will be offered will be to become cannon fodder for their next war for power/oil/resources/ and sheer sadistic psychopathic pleasure. I hate em all.

    I still pray for that moment when I encounter Dick Cheney in some dark alley. [my list is growing]…… Miles to go! Bless you both! Nil desperendum!

    • Paul Dinsmore August 27, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

      apologies to all ,…I wrote this reply last night, and didn’t proof-read it, so it is chock full of typos and errors. How can I return to it and edit /correct it? . Many Thanks. Yes it matters! To ME it matters!

    • David Westerhold August 27, 2017 at 4:18 pm #

      Wow there Paul, now that’s a comment! I think you may be passionate about these things, yes? I hope you will join those of us here who are going to be part of weekly conference calls to form some kind of coalition that will confront this government corruption and corporate corruption and those entities that Mr Stranahan mentioned that are out to destroy our nation and our way of life and remove our liberties.

  17. Kathleen LaFon August 26, 2017 at 3:01 pm #

    Hey JBW,

    Plimpton 322 rewriting the history of mathematics? I don’t believe it’s a new discovery, regardless of what they say.

    Reckon skull n bones might know a thing about Babylon?

    You’d love Joseph P. Farrell’s, Babylons Banksters & Financial Vipers of Venice. 😉

  18. Celeste Norrell August 26, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

    Mr. Wells,

    You will be missed next week, but I understand there are reasons for breaks. I’ll look forward to the return of CTM.

    Just wondering, will I be getting a week tacked on to the end of my current membership?

    Wishing you many blessings.

    Celeste Norrell

    • Original Larry August 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

      In my experience, not bloody likely.
      Take a break.

  19. Daren Christensen August 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

    #799 will go down as a jaw-dropper because if this Gentleman is even a fraction right or if not all the way right, then sweet mother Mary we’re screwed therefore we got to wake up these Vampires are thick and we don’t want to be known as the people who destroyed they’re Country because they couldn’t speak up against the false hood agenda (deep state).

  20. Piney Woods August 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

    Dear Captain Midnight, I have been trying to clean up my language a bit, so now I refer to many people as ” Hemorrhoid
    Retainers ” instead of “A-Holes ”
    Your Pal, (from the start)
    Piney Woods

  21. Larry August 26, 2017 at 5:19 am #

    Great interview John, got a lot of inside baseball on all the stuff going on. Did lose my internet connection twice and lost the sound last 10 minutes, not sure what heck that was about. My android worked fine while losing my internet connection on my laptop, maybe somebody could enlighten me.

  22. David Walker August 26, 2017 at 5:08 am #

    Mr. Lee. We don’t have much time left. We need to CONDENSE ourselves and thus our power, and thus shuck off the drag of the left that pulls our focus and energy down. I’ve given this MUCH thought and talked it through with very intelligent patriots. Creating an enlarged Confederate States for white Christian patriots ONLY … is our only hope. Our last chance, to save what’s left of the real America.

    Interesting you mention the possibility of “winning” because of the tech available to us. How about a customer enters their zip code and it pulls up every representative from their local dog catcher all the way to POTUS … and informs them of how they voted on each bill and what things they’re about to vote on … and gives all of their contact info !?

    WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY : ENTER ZIP CODE HERE _________ 🙂

    The founders warned we’d only survive if we were moral and involved. Too many losers watching sports and playing on their smart devices. We need to make news sites more “interactive.”

    Choose your battles ? Now it’s choose your war. We might have tech and time for one. You can’t save the whole country. It’s totally shot. Focus everything you’ve got on the south. To quote Jim Carey in dumb and dumber … “I’m sayin there’s a chance !”

    • David Walker August 26, 2017 at 5:17 am #

      What happened to THIS guys site ?

      http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2017/08/26/the-shuttering-continues-stormfront-falls-to-domain-stealing-bolsheviks/

      Not much time Lee.

      Choose your war ….

    • David Walker August 26, 2017 at 5:30 am #

      Finally … you said you’re looking out 10 20 50 years ??? 🙂 If they keep chem trailing exactly how they are now, we don’t have 10 years left to live !!! You need a strong country to put a stop to that, ( among MANY things, ) real quick. If you don’t choose The CSA as your war, there’s not a chance in heck ther’ll be ANY country here for your kids. Give it some quiet coffee time sir. Thanks. We need more “investigative ” journalists like you.

    • David Walker August 27, 2017 at 4:59 am #

      Looking at a maybe 10 year time line … think of how many sheeple voted for the witch … and of the chem trails … then, who “they,” will put in when Trump’s gone. It’ll be someone worse than the witch and Obama combined ! We might have until Trump leaves office. Nevermind ALL those jihadi / ms 13 / etc SLEEPER CELLS waiting for “the call.” Nevermind ALL those bio weapons floating around who knows where. And let’s not think about Jade Helm 3.0 🙂 How many “patriots,” would you say are in the house and senate vs. how many bribed / blackmailed scum ?

      Should we create a country within a country ?

      Or spend our last, “wherewithal” trying in vain to save this one as a whole ?

      What would the founders do ?

  23. sharonoliveria August 26, 2017 at 2:50 am #

    John B Miss B , haven’t watched the program with Guest yet, wanted to pass on something may interest you,

    Came out on Net yesterday Letter from higher up’s in Roman Catholic Church that oppose what they call The Evil Pope, and are trying to have Him removed, it is a letter to Pres Trump which they show full letter, it tells of a Evil Team (,you may be hearing the word Evil used many times,) The Evil team of Obama, Soros Hilary, Joe Biden & John Podesta , it seems they were on a mission to have the former Pope Benedict removed, so the present unelected Evil Pope could step in.

    The mission was complete , (I’ll save The Best until the end)

    The people who wrote the Letter to Pres Trump signed their names , around 6 or seven people signed . They warn Pres Trump, It is same team are coming after You ! Pres Trump to which the Leftist Evil Pope is one of them. their Mission is to remove Pres Trump,

    why are they so interested in the Catholic Church & Pope ? Who started “The Catholic Spring “, Well they did, & all written here I say allegedly, It seems this Evil team is working to bring Who to Power? Well the Anti-Christ & have that False Prophet right there with Him.

    Now you might say, this is a wild story, oh! I agree, although even here I said myself Obama & Hilary working to bring pathway for Anti-Christ, it seems E-Mails were found W-Julian A Have them in the conversation dealing with this subject !

    No! wonder Hilary was not going to give those E-Mails up, she had the Devil on Her tail so to speak.

    What does all this have to do with any of Us ? & what does it have to do with the Book Of Revelation , that’s where The Anti-Christ show’s up to make an arrangement with Israel . He tells every one He is the Man of Peace come to help ! but He is the Man of Deception that will deceive the Whole World, even the Elect if it were possible,

    He is THEE SATAN HIMSELF ! in the body of the man of peace.

    Much comes before, during & after, just know Jesus come’s to defeat Satan & destroy all works of Evil & wickedness from the Earth. Those that know Jesus will have Been taken to heaven at the Sound of The Trumpet .

    Important to be Repented & have accepted Jesus for dark days are ahead , even darker if you don’t know Jesus, I say this to any who read & need to know, need to know Jesus as your personal Lord & Savior , for He loves You.

    The things said here regarding “The Evil Team & Pope”, can be found on Skynet TV part 6 and your Friend & mine Tom Horn has a book out due in Oct 2017 Called Saboteurs which will cover in depth all the Usual member’s of the team .

    Headline in Article reads: SABOTEURS Shadow Government , Saboteurs after helping force Steve Bannon from the West Wing will Pope Francis FACILATE “The Grey Champion”,

    http://skywatchtv .com/?=18429

    Could be very interesting Tom Horn if you remember called out who the next Pope would be, the Final Pope in His then book.

    Can you see how much our Pre Trump Need’s our prayers with enemy’s coming from every direction, evil teams on the side of Satan the real deal Satan’s foot solder’s , all that is happening now with the Riot’s Antifa , the KKK all a planned plot paid for by Obama,Soros,& Hilary , to remove our History ,Statues, Pictures ,Symbol’s to be replaced with the Communist works, then come the Luciferian Statues, pictures & Symbol’s , churches of Satan across America what’s left of America .

    This is no wild story nor game , we are nearing the greatest war ever fought in History a war of Good over Evil, Jesus over Satan, Jesus win’s the Victory the last page in the Bible, The Book of Revelation its clear Jesus win’s & all those that follow Jesus, belong to Jesus win too! Heaven is the reward waiting . Be on the right side, God side & Son Jesus side .

  24. sharonoliveria August 26, 2017 at 1:43 am #

    John B Miss B, Dream is coming haven’t had a moment to reflect back to remember all detail’s .

    Blessing’s in Jesus !

  25. stephen August 25, 2017 at 11:55 pm #

    fantastic show! so much information to sort through. i got my $5.00 worth for this month tonight, everything else in aug. is a bountiful bonus. thank you, john b.

  26. margaret267 August 25, 2017 at 11:26 pm #

    “Babylonian tablet Plimpton 322 will make studying maths easier”
    322 Skull and Bones- Is there a connection?
    Tim Russert-R.I.P.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUdofQXUBRY

  27. margaret267 August 25, 2017 at 10:33 pm #

    May you always find shelter when in need, Original Larry.
    Adios. Go with God.

  28. brian shelnutt August 25, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

    Is CTM going away or are you?

    • John B Wells August 28, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

      Taking this week off. Neither CTM or me are going anywhere.

  29. ROLAND EDGAR August 25, 2017 at 9:02 pm #

    After 799 episodes of C to M I have few problems in analysing data. New members of C to M should switch off the TV and start listening to the archives in C to M.

    • ROLAND EDGAR August 25, 2017 at 9:41 pm #

      Brilliant analysis by Stranahan. There are a bunch of people like Soros who are manipulating behind the scenes, economics graduates who use the Marxist theory in reverse. There is more, the remnant of the NAZI doctrine..the fascist method. Here in Europe we are watching the fascist fourth reich European Union in full stride.

      Now ask yourself this question: Why does Canada and the USA not sign the document which outlaws NAZI doctrine? Ex UK prime minister Tony Blair visits the EU leader Juncker this week. Blair is currently leading the Albanians toward “the European way”.

      What exactly does this mean for the Albanians and the rest of The Balkans? They become better people? They have safer and better lives? Better than they had under the Soviet communist system? If they resist the EU then they will get the KIEV Ukraine treatment and for that the NAZI doctrine is useful..so we see exactly why the corporate bankers such as Goldman Sachs needs the EU.

      Stranahan is on the button here, he is describing the sophistic way the Kriminal Kabal works, Satanism plays a big part. Sexual deviation is the norm and the tool of the puppet masters. The wallet and genitals are the vices to be used. It’s pure evil.

    • ROLAND EDGAR August 25, 2017 at 10:47 pm #

      Let’s look at the media funded “news service” of BELLINGCAT. Bellingcat is a very fast and efficient news service and they had a detailed reporta ready notably in two recent lethal events:

      1. The shoot down of the MH17 civil airliner with 298 murders on July 17 2014.

      2. More than 80 people were killed in a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in north-western Syria on April 4 2017.

      The details of event 2 was broadcast by the BBC Radio 4 verbatim as given to them by Bellingcat. That was broadcast at 5pm on the day of the event.

      Event 1 was covered by Bellingcat and throughly distributed to Western media groups. All was accepted without question.

      Event 1 occurred while GAZA was being pounded by Tel Aviv and there were very little media resources dedicated to this major event. Please remember this was a CIVIL AIRLINER shot down, a total loss of 298 lives.

      This happened over “civilised” Europe..

      Event 2 happened in Syria using ILLEGAL WAR WEAPONS.

      Both events were blamed on Russia. Event 1 was a bait to get Russia to enter the Ukraine thereby giving NATO an excuse to start WW3: outcome: failed.

      Event 2 resulted in POTUS Trump ordering the release of about 80 USN missiles at Syria. Another attempt at starting WW3: outcome: failed.

      The current focus is on N Korea, but the real interest is in the oil and gas deposits of the Golan Heights, the E Mediterranean and the oil and gas transit routes over the Balkan nations.

    • ROLAND EDGAR August 29, 2017 at 8:55 am #

      From: DERGROSSEN@aol.com
      To: federica.mogherini@ec.europa.eu
      Sent: 8/29/2017 2:46:08 P.M. GMT Daylight Time

      Subj: Merkel Speaks

      Ma’am Comment:

      KIEV has no intention of stopping the military assault on the E Ukraine. The people of the E Ukraine and The Crimea don’t want the KIEV government

      Merkel regards the EU as the German Fourth Reich which suits people like Tony Blair very well. He and his associates make money from the loss of the Ukrainian people. They are about to financially rape Albania.

      This is the “smash and grab” method which has torn Europe apart on three occasions in the past 100 years. Germany was happy to sit and watch 100K people murdered in The Balkans in 1991 to 2000 and they continue to supply the weapons to several opposed entities.

      Germany, Canada and the USA along with the UK have potent military forces at the borders of the RF on our eastern EU flank. They are a CLEAR and PRESENT DANGER to the RF.

      The military threat tactic has failed and now Merkel is willing to risk the economic well being of Europe for the benefit of her incompetent attitude and personal ambition.

      POTUS Trump is busy with other matters and can no longer pander to the petty ambitions of the EU and Germany. German corporate interests will play along for a while but as each week passes more business contacts are made with The East. The UK is well aware of the situation.

      The world does not need what the EU and Germany has to offer. The UK understands this very well, they have been playing this game 300 years longer than the EU members. The RF also understands the situation and they are waiting patiently until WE in the EU can order our affairs for prosperity and peace.

      Faithfully Roland Edgar Dent GBR DL13 3PR

      TASS comments on Merkels’ remarks. http://tass.com/world/962455

      BERLIN, August 29. /TASS/. The removal of anti-Russian sanctions would do a power of good to both Russia and Germany, but to lift the restrictive measures it is necessary to meet a number of conditions, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told an annual news conference in Berlin on Tuesday.

      “As you said, that will be good for the Russian economy and for the German economy,” she told reporters.

      According to Merkel, she will continue doing her utmost to seek the implementation of the Minsk package of agreements on the settlement in the Donbass region with the US participation.

      Sanctions against Russia

      The European Union’s sanctions against Russia may be removed only after Kiev regains control over Donbass, Merkel reiterated.

      “Sanctions will be removed when the reasons for them are no longer there. Economic sanctions were introduced over the situation in Ukraine – in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions – where Kiev does not have sovereignty over its own territory,” she said.

      According to Merkel, if the recently declared ceasefire in Donbass proves sustainable, then “it will provide a basis for further political decisions.”

      “If we succeed in implementing the Minsk Agreements, then a possibility will emerge to lift sanctions,” the German chancellor added.

      Faithfully Roland Edgar Dent GBR DL13 3PR

    • ROLAND EDGAR August 31, 2017 at 10:09 am #

      ——————————————————————————–
      From: DERGROSSEN@aol.com
      To: federica.mogherini@ec.europa.eu

      CC: helga.schmidt@ec.europa.eu, david.mcallister@ec.europa.eu, jyrki-katainen-contact@ec.europa.eu, frans-timmermans-contact@ec.europa.eu, sp.info@scottish.parliament.uk, prag-ob@bmeia.gv.at, prague@mfa.gov.hu, canada.consul.bel@aol.co.uk, londonhub@state.gov, margaritis.schinas@ec.europa.eu, info@rusemb.org.uk
      Sent: 8/31/2017 3:59:56 P.M. GMT Daylight Time

      Subj: KIEV: journalist abduction

      Ma’am REQUEST

      Weekly news briefing by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova of
      Thursday Aug 31 2017

      Please start at time point: 21 minutes and 55 seconds the abduction of a Russian journalist KIEV:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYCWpWCYaQU

      This is characteristic of the KIEV criminal government of which the EU has fully supported.

      KIEV has already displayed extreme prejudice by inflicting death and destruction upon her own citizens.

      I request the EU acts to protect all journalists in all nations. Moreover to stop supporting the criminality clearly displayed by KIEV.

      Faithfully Roland Edgar Dent GBR DL13 3PR

    • ROLAND EDGAR September 1, 2017 at 2:21 am #

      ——————————————————————————–
      From: DERGROSSEN@aol.com
      To: federica.mogherini@ec.europa.eu
      CC: sp.info@scottish.parliament.uk, canada.consul.bel@aol.co.uk, londonhub@state.gov, prag-ob@bmeia.gv.at, prague@mfa.gov.hu, jyrki-katainen-contact@ec.europa.eu, frans-timmermans-contact@ec.europa.eu, margaritis.schinas@ec.europa.eu, info@rusemb.org.uk, alexander.italianer@ec.europa.eu, david.mcallister@ec.europa.eu, helga.schmidt@ec.europa.eu, johannnes.hahn@ec.europa.eu, michael.karnitschnig@ec.europa.eu, emma.udwin@ec.europa.eu, oliver.rentschler@ec.europa.eu, fabrizia.panzetti@ec.europa.eu
      Sent: 9/1/2017 8:16:40 A.M. GMT Daylight Time

      Subj: Ukraine Association

      Ma’am

      Here is your KIEV press:

      https://www.unian.info/politics/2110106-day-of-celebration-for-europe-eu-greets-ukraine-amid-full-entry-of-association-deal.html

      Comment: Can we please stop the Western supported military violence and allow the eastern Ukrainian people some peace?

      The Crimea does not want to return to the KIEV governmant. The Eastern Ukraine would welcome implementation of the MINSK AGREEMENT.

      Faithfully Roland Edgar Dent GBR DL13 3PR

    • ROLAND EDGAR September 1, 2017 at 8:46 am #

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      From: DERGROSSEN@aol.com
      To: oliver.rentschler@ec.europa.eu

      CC: margaritis.schinas@ec.europa.eu, michael.karnitschnig@ec.europa.eu, johannnes.hahn@ec.europa.eu, alexander.italianer@ec.europa.eu, helga.schmidt@ec.europa.eu, david.mcallister@ec.europa.eu, fabrizia.panzetti@ec.europa.eu, federica.mogherini@ec.europa.eu, prag-ob@bmeia.gv.at, prague@mfa.gov.hu, alexander.winterstein@ec.europa.eu, canada.consul.bel@aol.co.uk, sp.info@scottish.parliament.uk, londonhub@state.gov, info@rusemb.org.uk
      Sent: 9/1/2017 2:25:39 P.M. GMT Daylight Time

      Subj: Complicit in Criminality

      Dear EU Principals September 1st 2017
      This is an excellent essay in rhetorical self justification. The last military excursion we made into The Balkans has taken 20 years before we could approach with belated ideas. The Ukrainian exercise is built on criminality and the EU is complicit. The good people of Europe are misled by your sophism and arrogance so reminiscent of the German Third Reich: the zeal for “Lebensraum”. You are a dispicable cohort of incompetent, arrogant and evil people; a liability to humanity.
      Sincerely Roland Edgar Dent GBR DL13 3PR

      This short video educates us all to the reality of the Ukraine beyond the rhetoric.
      https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d22_1504160995

      EU-Ukraine Association Agreement fully enters into force
      Brussels, 1 September 2017

      Today, the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine enters fully into force.

      The Association Agreement, including its Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), is the main tool for bringing Ukraine and the EU closer together: it promotes deeper political ties and stronger economic links, as well as respect for common European values. The DCFTA provides a framework for modernising Ukraine’s trade relations and economic development by opening up markets and harmonising laws, standards and regulations with EU and international norms.

      President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said: “Determination is a virtue. Today, in spite of all the challenges, we have made it. With the entry into force of the Association Agreement with Ukraine, the European Union is delivering on its promise to our Ukrainian friends. I thank all those who made it possible: those who stood on Maidan and those who are working hard to reform the country for the better. This is a day of celebration for our European continent.”

      Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, said: “Today we finally achieve what we have been working on in the last years: a closer association between the European Union and Ukraine. This means closer ties between our citizens, bigger markets and more opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs, increased sharing of experience, information and expertise. It shows that we share the same objectives and that the Ukrainian people can count on the European Union’s support and cooperation for the years to come.”

      European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said: “Generations of Ukrainian citizens to come will reap the benefits of closer association with the EU. The first concrete results of implementation of the Agreement can already be seen: Ukraine’s exports to the EU have increased and the EU has confirmed its position as Ukraine’s first trading partner. Ukraine’s recent reform efforts have been unprecedented, while much work remains such as in the fight against corruption, which must be pursued. The European Union will continue its support for Ukraine’s reform efforts, with both expertise and financial support.”

      The European Union is unwavering in its support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the continuing, ambitious efforts of the Ukrainian authorities to reform the country’s institutions and economy, which would unlock the full potential of the Association Agreement and bring its full benefits to the Ukrainian people.

      Under the Association Agreement, Ukraine has committed to structural reforms in the areas of democracy, human rights, rule of law, good governance, trade and sustainable development. Enhanced cooperation on environmental protection, social development and protection, transport, consumer protection, equal opportunities, education, youth and culture, industry and energy is also foreseen in the Association Agreement. The entry into force of the agreement will give a new impetus to the cooperation in areas such as foreign and security policy, justice, taxation, public finance management, science and technology, education and digital technology.

      Background:

      The Association Agreement was negotiated between 2007 and 2011 and signed on 21 March and 27 June 2014. Substantial parts of the Association Agreement have been applied provisionally since 1 November 2014 and 1 January 2016 for the DCFTA.

  30. Original Larry August 25, 2017 at 7:46 pm #

    I’m going to miss CTM, but I guess we ALL need a break.
    Adios

    • mary layton August 26, 2017 at 5:59 pm #

      What are you talking about Original Larry?

    • Original Larry August 27, 2017 at 8:02 pm #

      Mary Layton, just what I said, nothing more, nothing less.