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This article comes from the Council on Foreign Relations, notorious centerpiece of many a conspiracy theory, and bellwether for the direction of western foreign policy. It’s a signal that there are those within the policy-formation elite that are themselves questioning the counter-intuitive insanity that seems to have gripped western foreign policy vis-vis Russia and the Ukraine:
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The real news here, as you’ll have immediately gathered, is that the CFR, through this article, is “voicing concern” over the direction of American foreign policy, and if you’re one of those who thinks the CFR sits at the center of a web of conspiracy, or exercises a great deal of influence in American policy-making circles (and it does), then this article might be taken as a message from “the elite” to Washington: you’re headed in the wrong direction. In my opinion, however, it’s more of a message from one faction of that elite, to another,, we’ll call them “the old guard” and “the Young Turks”. In which case, the Old Guard is sending a clear message to the Sublime Porte in Washington and its current sultan: we see what you’re doing, it’s insane, and we’ve served notice.
That message, if one is familiar with the murky and dark undercurrents of America’s “deep politics” (to use Professor Peter Dale Scott’s term), is a clear message: change course, and soon, otherwise the long term costs will be extreme. –Gizadeathstar
Europe pays farmers to destroy food hit by Russian ban
By Mark Thompson 18 Aug 2014
Vladimir Putin continues to unsettle Europe’s economy.
Farmers in Europe will be paid to destroy or give away fruit and vegetables to stop prices from collapsing after Russia banned imports in retaliation for Western sanctions.
EU officials said Monday they were setting aside 125 million euros ($167 million) to compensate producers for not selling a range of perishable items, harvesting them before they ripen or leaving them to rot.
“This is a measure aimed at reducing the level of supply so the prices don’t drop to crisis levels,” said European Commission spokesman Roger Waite.
Russia hit back at the latest round of Western sanctions over Ukraine with its own year-long ban on imports of food from Europe, the U.S., Australia, Canada and Norway.
The emergency assistance will take effect immediately and run until November, under existing EU rules covering support for farmers’ incomes in times of crisis.
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