Will Putin plunge the globe into World War 3? The past gives us a look at the future

Below is a transcript of tonight's monologue

Russia has been chipping away at a master plan, a plan that few, if any, have even taken note of, and no one has shown you. You know the history. We’ve shown it to you, and the brain behind it all. Tonight, we’re going to try to show you what possibly could be coming next, and it is critical that you understand this, because Putin, how he reacts could drag the entire globe into World War III.

Putin, Aleksandr Dugin, and like-minded elites dream of rebuilding a Russia that dominates Eurasia. In the old days—and we showed this to you—in the old days, Russia owned all of this from the blue line out. This was their spiritual center. In fact, their spiritual center was right here. That’s where Russia really had its heart.

Then, in World War II, World War II gave them all of this territory. Now, all of that is gone, and now they’re behind this green line. Russia, if you look at the maps on the things the way it used to be, Russia was this enormous country, and then what happened? Then it shrunk down. The days of Ivan the Terrible and every step of the way since has been trying to grab that land back. The only difference today is the enemy now isn’t the mongrels or Nazi Germany. The enemy is like it was in the Cold War. It is America.

This struggle to dominate and restore the Russian empire needs fuel, and the time-tested way for Russians or anyone to fuel the fight is through nationalism and religion. Nationalism, how do you boost nationalism? Well, you promote and propagandize anything that would unite ethnic Russians. Remember, I told you last night ethnic Russians, after World War II, they needed to make sure that these became Russian and never went back, so what they did is they took Russians, and they put them and they transplanted them all in through these Soviet satellite states, and they became Romanian Russians. They did everything they could.

Now that the border has crept back here, now all these ethnic Russians find themselves in another country. This is really important. The other thing you need to do besides nationalism to make sure you speak to each of these people and say you’re Russian, you don’t belong to Romania or Bulgaria. You don’t belong to the Ukraine. You’re Russian.

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The other thing you have to do is you look at history, and you tap into the Orthodox Church, your bishops. You put the focus on your religion. You’re seeing this now play out with the targeting of gays in Russia. You’re seeing this play out with Putin bashing America’s lack of morals. He is positioning Russian now as the moral beacon that will lead the Christian world.

For example, this will blow your mind. In Paris, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, they couldn’t afford their gigantic Christmas tree this year, so who saved Christmas? Vladimir Putin bought the tree, even sent a Russian Santa for the lighting ceremony. Another effective means is to unite under a common enemy. When Putin invaded Georgia, he blamed the United States. When Putin invaded Crimea, he blamed and used both religious and the common enemy, blamed the United States for our lack of moral standards. He said Crimea is as sacred to Russia as the Temple Mount is to the followers of Judaism and Islam. Watch.

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Vladimir Putin: This enables us to say today that Crimea, Korsun, Kherson, is of huge civilizational sacred importance to Russia, just like the Temple Mount is to those who follow Judaism, and this is the way we will treat this territory today and forever.

Glenn Understand? Jews need the Temple Mount. Russia needs Crimea because it’s their spiritual center. He added that the United States would have found a way to issue sanctions even if they didn’t annex Crimea. Putin is indeed following the platform laid out by the influential radicals like Aleksandr Dugin, but they’re not satisfied with him. They are urging him to do more. They are true radicals.

This is a dangerous time for Vladimir Putin. He’s enlisted the help of far-right European radicals, and now he is not delivering on promises, so how far will they go to make sure they get what they want, what he promised them and them? Tonight, we’re going to look at all of the scenarios and wargame what could happen next, but I want to do so under the original premise that I laid out from the FOX days.

I said these things would come, that radicals would unite from all walks of life, and they would begin to create chaos and destabilize the West, destabilize Europe, and then the rest of the world. So, let’s look at that. What is it that Putin has really done with the map? Because Putin sees a few things standing in his way of this Eurasian dream. We’re going to look down the road and look at the roadblocks and see how Putin is going to handle them.

First, the United States and the European Union alliance, Putin knows defeating the U.S. and the EU via military is not going to happen. It’s just too much. You don’t want to climb that hill, so the first option has to be something else. Well, that’s where Aleksandr Dugin comes in and his philosophy in Russia and then export it to Western Europe. What is Dugin’s philosophy?

Well, like with Karl Marx, it’s consciousness, but it’s not class consciousness. It’s racial consciousness. You try to reach into people and say who are you really? See, we’re different than one another. We’re not a melting pot. You’re Russian or you’re French. You’re Christian. You’re German. The Russians unite on the Orthodox Church, their culture.

For Western Europe, it’s self-identity for each nationstate. Nobody wants to be a part of the EU. People identify themselves as French first, Spanish, Italian, not European, so when somebody comes in, let’s say from Algeria and moves up to France, and they don’t want to be a part of the French culture, that plays into the hands of people like Dugin and Vladimir Putin, because he can say you’re French, send them home.

So how is he exploiting this? Well, it’s very easy. Far-right groups currently rising up all over Europe, people think that this is not connected. It is. Now is the perfect time because of especially places like Greece and Italy, France and Germany and Spain, the economic stress, and naturally the fingers are pointing at the immigrants who are coming in, sinking the boat, and taking the jobs. It’s already happening organically.

All Russia has to do is just pour a little Dugin gasoline on the fire, and if that fire burns hot enough, it destabilizes the West, and it destabilizes the region and promotes independence. And if they can provoke nations to move towards an eventual break with the EU, eventually you break it all apart, and you neutralize your top enemy.

Now, if that sounds far-fetched, remember what Scotland just voted on. They voted on independence. It was the highest turnout in their election history, and it was a fairly close vote. It was 55 to 44%. With the withdrawal from the EU movement gaining steam in the UK, you’ve got something here. Conditions are ripe, and Russia is reaching out to almost every major far-right nationalist group involved in European unrest.

Don’t believe me? Let me show you. First we go to Greece, the Golden Dawn Party. That’s the neo-Nazis. PEGIDA, that is the Nazi party in Germany. The party, the…how do you say this, Tiffany? Ataka party in Bulgaria…where is Bulgaria? The Jobbik party in Hungary is also on his list of payroll people, the Freedom Party in Austria. You have the neo-Nazi party in Italy. You have Party for Freedom in the Netherlands, and then you have the last one this week, the National Front in France.

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He seems to be positioning his people outside of his border. By the way, the Russian banks just loaned Marine Le Pen 9 million euros. The Le Pen people said no one else will give us a cent. Putin will, and now we know why. The architect is playing the long game. He created the Eurasian Youth Union. Hmm, what is that? It looks darn familiar. Somebody else created one. If they’re symbol looks familiar in this youth union, it’s because it’s the same exact symbol we showed you yesterday that is an ancient magic symbol from the pagan days that stands for chaos…chaos, the same thing the 12ers are looking for in Iran.

Russia is just beginning this escalation. Remember, real economic strife has not even hit all of the world yet. We have seen depressions or recessions. We have seen joblessness, but we have not seen a global depression yet. Nobody has seen what the world is about to see since the 1930s, so all bets are off as soon as the dollars start to really collapse. The far right, the Golden Dawn, Le Pen, they are poised right now for positions of real power within their government.

It also plays right into Russia’s hands. But how long can Putin hold out? Because the economy is in real trouble. To make budget, Russia depends heavily on oil. Prices have collapsed more than 60% in six months. Uh oh, is that a good thing or a bad thing? Well, this has prompted the Russian government to say on social media the oil and gas economy has exhausted its potential, and we can’t guarantee stable growth or encourage investment in the real sector.

They’re not even pretending to be optimistic right now. Instead, they don’t blame it on their incompetence. Guess who they blame it on…the West. Putin said that at least 25% of their economic troubles are directly due to President Obama’s sanctions against them, but remember, Putin is operating under a Dugin view that America and the EU and all other Western imperialists are manipulating global financial institutions. Geez, when’s the last time we heard a Fascist say that somebody was going to manipulate economies? I remember, it’s the Fascist in World War II that blamed it on the Jews. Oh wait a minute, that’s why people who are Jewish are starting to freak out, because they’ve seen this movie before.

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He feels the fix is in to make the world remain pegged to the dollar. Listen to this, America. That’s why Putin is committed to destroying the dollar. That’s why Putin has tried to create his own version of the IMF. That’s why Russia along with China have gone out and bought as much gold as they possibly can, because their economic security is making him wobble. So, get your gold in now.

They believe that the Western debt-based economies are going to collapse. That doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out. That’s probably right. How do you possibly keep going on? We’re printing money. Yes, it possibly will go down, and so then what happens? China and Russia are betting you go back to gold. With the combined gold reserves of Russia and China on top of their existing natural resources, their economies would be unstoppable and even more formidable if they are combined with the oil and gas from the Middle East. A Middle Eastern ally is crucial to the goal.

Why don’t we have help sent to Iran? There’s another reason to cozy up. Why don’t we send help to Syria? Do you see the problem? Now, the problem for Putin is how long can you hold out? Are you going to be able to survive the current economic crisis? This is the only guy playing a long game. Right now we’re playing today, today, today, today. Look what the pieces that he is moving because he knows the world is about to change.

Inflation right now is at a frightening 17% for Vladimir Putin. Russia’s finance minister called a cut in planned spending to weather economic crisis, warning that a 45% billion drop of revenues is going to happen right now if the average price of oil is $50 a barrel, but this January it was $45 a barrel. He is already under immense amount of pressure, and he is getting backed into a corner, so what happens? Man, what happens when you back a bear into a corner? Well, if the saying is true that history repeats itself, you are not going to like the answer.

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On the night of February 24, 1956, the public session of the 20th Congress of the USSR, the former Soviet Union, came to a close. After most of the politicians cleared out, Nikita Khrushchev called a closed-door session with senior members and delivered a shocking speech. It was later called the secret speech. It was shocking because Stalin was dead, and his close supporters were in line to take over, yet Khrushchev was revealing that Stalin was a tyrannical killer.

Soviets loved Stalin, viewed him as a divine leader, and now they were being told that he was a torturer and a murderer of party members. The speech eventually leaked out and was wildly and widely reported. It also was credited with bringing Stalinism to a screeching halt.

So, is there a modern-day Khrushchev who’s going to come forth and point out Putin’s failures? If he doesn’t give Russian people exactly what he wants, somebody is going to step forward. I believe his name is Igor Girkin. He typically just goes by his nickname which means shooter in Russian. He basically is the Russian cross between Rambo, John Wayne, and the Pope.

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It’s amazing how tough these guys all have to be. He led the insurgencies in Chechnya, Bosnia, Moldova, Georgia. The Russians see Girkin as sort of a holy warrior defending Russian civilization from what Girkin calls the godless West.

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Girkin: I can say to all of the Western civilization is leading a war against us, with intent to divide us and to plunder. We have already discussed the fact that Russia is capable of becoming a country that will raise a moral counterweight to a world that they are building. Utterly apostasic, soulless world, where everything is based on materialistic values, where people have simply forgotten God.

I hope you could read that, because I couldn’t read that, so it was not quite as frightening as maybe it should be. I was just noticing his haircut looked an awful lot like Hitler’s too. According to Girkin, it was Girkin and not Putin who pulled the trigger on the war in Ukraine. After the protests in Kiev, Girkin crossed into Crimea and led the takeover. Well, after Crimea was fully accessed, he crossed into Eastern Ukraine and led the uprising there.

In April, he paraded Ukrainian captives in front of the press. They were gagged, and they were blindfolded. He told reporters that Ukrainians were planning to kidnap Russians, but instead they got captured. When the cease-fire was negotiated, Girkin relocated back to Russia and has been leading the organization for the Russian fighters and equipment flowing into what he calls the new Russia, ditching his military uniform and donning a suit.

Igor Girkin, he is somewhat of a rock star now in the Russian media. Putin addresses the nation, tells them don’t worry about the dire situation of the Russian economy, but Igor is not part of that. He can be seen preaching the liberation of the new Russia.

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Girkin: Russia, as a self-sufficient major power, has a chance to preserve itself through the death of this global project which is, in my opinion, simply satanic.

Ivan the Terrible was the first Czar of Russia. He ruled in the mid-1500s. He believed that he was chosen by God to lead the Russian people and defend orthodox Christianity. During the reign of the Russian empire, they would see the greatest territorial expansion ever. The question is is Igor Girkin the modern-day of Ivan the Terrible? Is Russia at the precipice of another great period of territorial expansion with the champion of their faith at the helm, whoever that will be?

Will Putin feel he is out of options and obey the calls from the radical right and lead the nation into war to do the same thing, potentially unleashing World War III? Time only holds the answer, but history gives us a look at the lock and the keys.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.

The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.

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