On The Red Pill Diaries With Rasheed Mohammed 21 March 2023 by Larry Johnson 51 Comments It is always a treat to have a chat with Rasheed Mohammed. The man is blessed with a load of common sense.
Strange world. The rational people are talking on Youtube, while the lunatics are running the world?? Plato said, “if the public is indifferent to politics, they will end up being led by fools and criminals.”
So true and not the first time. From August 1914 on, the sane people (there were quite a few of them) were watching in horror and commenting between themselves, mostly from the safe haven of Switzerland, while Europe was committing suicide. After the devastating war came a devastating “peace” which went down in history as another show of insanity. More recent instances include 1953 (overthrowing Mossadegh), 1956 (Suez crisis), the Vietnam business especially wrecking Cambodia’s neutrality under then King Norodom Sihanuk, 2003 Iraq business with its whole set of consequences including ISIS, the destruction of Libya, the schemed destruction of Syria.
We have been led for a long while by fools and criminals and this trend goes on unabated.
Olivier Sauvage says
As a consequence of the general resignation and disillusionment with the promises of Democracy and politics, the arena will be filled with by the worst amongst them, the fools and the criminals. Nature having vacuum in horror will fill it with whatever is willing or available.
Paul Damascene says
Excellent–both you and the host. Sanity.
Rasheed nailed it on the vendetta against Russia held by Nuland and Sullivan and Blinken.
I also believe Biden for the most part takes his walking orders from them, not the other way around.
Chris Eustace says
Might the current Group think by the US Administration be exactly the same as that practiced in a Berlin Bunker in 1945!
the average (North) American chanting USA USA have the same mindset as those volks who sang. Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles!
Mc Gregor for president
and Larry his Defence Secretary
Paul from Norway
Interesting that you say that, as we all think McGregor is a fine former military man with a conscience.
Just heard him say (with Judge napolitano) that depleted Uranium – which he used in Iraq as a tank commander – is not damaging to health, after the explosion as a shell.
He is obviously rejecting the monstrous further effects upon people that come near those exploded shells. Serbia and Iraq show the enormous rate of cancer upon such people and the hellishly deformed children born out of people contaminated with such weapon.
It is astonishing that he be bold enough to ignore all the documented cases of such fiendish criminality.
(In addition, heard him saying that the US military did not commit war crimes in Iraq – at least)
What a shame. What a shame
The problem with the McGregors of the US is that although they may see the crimes of the current regime they have blinkers on re the earlier crimes they participated in.
And as he was a commander in an illegal invasion he is a war criminal.
Deriding the current regimes crimes against the Russians and Ukranians now doesn’t absolve him at all.
Yeah American self-worship prevents authentic self-analysis. Macgregor is great but still has false belief that previous generations were better. Well yes perhaps in some things they were better but in many ways they were the same or worse. I’m not a fan of Ward Churchill but he made a great point that settler colonial states are at root genocider states because their foundations are inherently supremacist, never mind the lofty rhetoric. That is to say, if you steal another mans house, kill his family and raise your own….it doesnt matter how beautiful and wonderful your own children are, they will always ALWAYS carry the stench of murder on their persons. Folks like Macgregor cant stomach that at the end of the day the oaths they swear are to rhetorical flourishes. The ‘constitution’ is just a contract…and the proof of who you are isnt in what you write but in what you actually do to other human beings, nor is it in the reasons you proffer for doing them.
If you want to really really be a good human being, you do not need the idea of America to do that. Just like you dont need Jesus or Allah or Bob Dylan to do the right thing.
Anarchism is the only truly ethically cogent position.
Oh please….spare everyone the crap about settlers and genocide…the American Indians were no angels among the various tribes. The human species has not changed since stood up on two legs. One’s ethnicity does not change the human animal.
common sense says
You Nazis always stick out.
William Ferraby says
Doesn’t make him unintelligent and without an informed assesment. He is not acting as if he is prosecutor and judge. War criminal? Was every German commander a defacto war criminal?
True, sadly. It’s the only time I can think of that Colonel Macgregor is off the mark. The horrors of the effects of depleted uranium on human beings and the environment have been well documented. I have no idea what’s happening.
Just found on telegram:
Worth reading and quoting:
“Uranium 238 Rounds are contaminated with Plutonium , Neptunium , Americium
By the way that is the only kind of rounds the A10 warthog shoots , and it shoots a ton and a half a min , the animosity equivalent of 71 Nagasaki dirty Bombs worth of radiation a minute of solid Uranium 238 . Contamination the entire countries food , water , land , animals , bio habitat the ecological , environmental and its hemisphere.”
A blogger on YT has this to say in response to my comment: “it’s because he’d be found culpable if he admitted that it may cause cancer etc. I wouldn’t take everything the good col. says at face value. Same with every human being.”
What was known then and what is known now are not the same thing.
And here is the story of the Eisenwerk Erla- a 600 year german company gioing down due to energyprices
k. talaat says
I’ll buy Mc Gregor for Defense Secretary, if I can be a fly on the wall when he starts to kick ass and take names.
As for President, I think Trump will make a cumback. I didn’t vote for him and I thought he was a fool to surround himself with so many Communists and Tweet incessantly.
He was a shock to the elites because he wasn’t their guy. Another shock might inclog the drain.
Exactly! I feel the same about Col. McGregor and if Trump is not arkancided in prison or JFK’d by 2024, I’ll close my eyes, pinch my nose, and vote for Trump. He irks me to no end, but given our “choices,” Trump is the best we got. At least by now, he knows who is who and what’s what (hopefully.)
DeSantis got a dig in at Trump by talking about “paying hush money to a porn star”. Honestly, that’s the kind of thing that would make me vote FOR Trump. If you’re going to bang a porn star, the least you can do is pay her some hush money. It’s the gentlemanly thing. Better than what happened to Marilyn Monroe.
Larry Johnson says
DeSantis made a stupid comment. What he should be doing is rejecting any arrest warrant from the State of New York. Trump is a resident of Florida. DeSantis can reject their warrant and force that idiot Bragg to go to court.
k. talaat says
The US Commercial Banks are in a war with the Old European money and their Rep Soros and the WEF.
If we were to look at who is scripting the policy of the Democrats, it’s Soros and the WEF.
So who do the US Banks, the most powerful lobby, have to put in power knowing the Democraps are able to rig the elections? (Thanks Carl Rove for showing them how to do it.)
It ain’t DeSantis.
If the People look like they are about to split the Repugnicant vote, will the US Banks think, it better to go with the 40% independents, Demo and Repub and elect Trump or end up with another incompetent, touch feely feminist, Kamala giggles or Hickey the psycho Haley.
Наталья Волкова says
I will be very interested to read anything of your opinion or viewpoint now that Great Britain has announced it will supply depleted uranium ammunition to Kiev. Even that it is technologically strong for armour and armour penetration, it poisons civilians, soldiers and territory.
It’s midnight here and I confess that tonight I go to sleep with more concerns than ever before. What a dark black moment
The UK, especially, is headed for annihilation. It is unspeakably tragic that the evil governments that participate in the destruction of Ukraine and its people are endangering their own people who are seemingly powerless to stop acts committed in their names. I think this increases the urgency for the Russians to decimate the Ukrainian army and all of the NATO mercenaries fighting there.
Kaz Dziamka says
Natalia, it is indeed a black moment. I do hope, though, that the mighty Russian military can destroy much of NATO weapons before they do serious damage to Russia and Russians. I also hope you will find beauty in this Russian song, which has always inspired me:
As for Milley not having the cajones to stand firm — that photo of him just hanging his head while Pelosi was shaking her jihadi finger at Trump — says it all. If he couldn’t stare down the crazed Pelosi, no way he’s going to handle Biden’s handlers.
a man’s testicles.
“he does not have the cojones to kill a flea”
crates, drawers, bins, cases
k. talaat says
Man, I truly feel sorry for Miley. He doesn’t seem to be able to raise his head when he reads the handout. What would make a man suffer so much except his love of money.
Money for one’s honor, what a weak man.
I think when one has spent one’s entire life saluting and obeying orders, it becomes hard to stop. He no longer has a free will, or the ability to think and act on his own.
You have described 90% of citizens Elial.
k. talaat says
Saluting is a show of respect, to maintain a chain of command and not necessary submission. Receiving a show of respect and earning it are not the same.
Great show and I got to listen as I was on a long drive.
Thank you for answering my question about a BRICS / UN showdown in which the world will decide who will be trusted most to fairly investigate, trie, and punish the people most responsible for the bloodbath in Ukraine.
Maybe it is fear that ultimately is what is driving these “leaders” of the WEST scrambling to both contain and maintain all the LIES they have told us.
What happens if they lose the security blanket of the UN?
BRICS right now could just agree to sanction the EU and United States.
If we need products and parts from the rest of the world, that we need to fuel our own economy, what prevents them from refusing to deliver as it is right now?
I think BRICS was put in place BEFORE the Russian SMO because they KNEW bringing any evidence to the United Nations would not matter, it would be twisted against them or just ignored.
Now, the UN must either do its job and get its credibility back or exist in a world in which they themselves are scoffed at and ignored in turn. I personally think that it is so tainted by corruption that it may not exist at all after all this.
That would be completely fine with me.
Larry, both you and Rasheed seem to be flummoxed when it comes to explaining just exactly why all US VIPs are behaving the way they are – telling the lies that they are telling. I’m going to take a shot at explaining why, first by referring to a couple of rather famous videos – one of Tucker Carlson, the other of Mitch McConnell.
Tucker, in which he presents a brief segment of another network’s interview of Janet Yellen.
A short video of an interview of Mitch McConnell.
What Yellen and McConnell say is ubiquitous. Every western leader and central bank head is saying exactly the same thing, which would be an amazing coincidence in a world of sovereign, independent nations, but as this unanimity makes obvious, that is no longer the case, if it ever was.
With such universal acclamation of this pledge of allegiance to the flag of Ukraine, you’d think that the “reporters” interviewing these people would ask the obvious question “what happens if the Russians defeat Ukraine?” But this most obvious, most important question is very deliberately almost never asked, and when it is rarely asked, the near certain answer of “an end to the rules-based international order” is never asked to be further expanded upon – for example, “and how would our lives be different after the end of the rules-based international order?”
The reason for both is the same – that average Americans and Europeans could not accept the absolute horror of what “fuel” the US and its vassals have been running on since the day Nixon closed the gold window – borrowed “money” printed out of thin air; and its purpose – to pay for their governments’ perpetual was of thievery and conquest.
In order to keep running, the US must continue to sell well over a trillion USD worth of treasury bonds year after year after year, from here to eternity. If you don’t believe me, take a look at the following Treasury web site :
From the above (my emphasis):
“In FY 2022, the federal government spent $6.27 trillion and collected $4.90 trillion in revenue, resulting in a deficit. The amount by which spending exceeds revenue, $1.38 trillion in 2022, is referred to as deficit spending.
“To pay for a deficit, the federal government borrows money by selling Treasury bonds, bills, and other securities.”
Again, nearly all of this $1.38 trillion in borrowing is to pay for the US’s perpetual wars. Investors in US treasury bonds must know that they’re funding perpetual war………don’t they? (Yes, the big investors do!)
Because he never says it, it seems to me that Carlson does not realize how it is fiscally possible that “the US” can continue to behave as it does, and, therefore, he supposedly cannot understand why Yellen said what she said and McConnell and Graham, etc. say what they say. For example, he seems to not understand how Yellen could NOT make a financial commitment to residents in the US that need it, while simultaneously being willing to give “Ukraine” unconditional support, literally forever. I wonder if Carlson’s behavior is deliberate “looking the other way” from the obvious, or is he really that stupid? I believe it’s the former — that it is indeed deliberate.
What should by now be obvious to every person in the world, especially Americans, is that the US has a war-based economy whose MIC and wars of theft and regime change are funded by investors around the world buying US “Treasury” (what a misnomer!) bonds. Isn’t this horrible fact deserving of a little more repetition than …………….. never!
So here is the inconvenient truth that Yellen and all the rest of the US VIPs will never say in public. If the US/NATO/EU lose their war against Russia, just exactly NOBODY is going to continue to buy US treasury paper that, ever since Nixon closed the gold window, has been “backed up” only by an MIC that has failed to defeat and subjugate Russia! And that means that the only investors in US Treasury paper will probably be idiots and The Federal Reserve. Other domestic and foreign investors will instantaneously start investing in Russian, Chinese, Iranian, etc. “investment opportunities”, including their bonds. (The question is, just exactly what “money” are they going to use to make those investments?)
This is also why interest on US treasury bonds has to remain high, and get only higher, until the US’s war is won. The high interest rate has nothing to do with “curbing inflation”. The quantity of US treasuries that must be sold is now so high that that amount cannot be sold at near zero percent interest. The fact that the US MIC has not yet defeated and subjugated Russia is the most important factor in “the bond market” demanding higher and higher rates of return on increasingly “risky” US treasuries. In other words, in the end, “the US” may not defeat and subjugate Russia, which is exactly why the US and its vassals have to hysterically go more and more “all in” on defeating and subjugating Russia and part of that all-in is raising the interest rate of return on bonds.
Why else would Yellen say that the US Treasury will support Ukraine (which is only possible by continuing to borrow money from “investors” at a high rate of return for these investors) for however long it takes to defeat Russia?
Why else would Mitch McConnell declare that the number one objective of the US is to defeat Russia?
Why else would Nuland and everyone else in the US government say the very same thing?
The irony is that if this question –Why? — is asked to pro-Russian people, their answer is almost always something similar to “these people are psychopaths who hate Russia above all else”. And if anyone asks in follow-up “why do they hate Russia so much?”, you most often get a long, historical diatribe that ends with “see, that’s why they hate Russia”. The real answer is much simpler, as I’ve described above.
In order to keep running (and keep all of those MIC corporations in business and their investors raking in dividends, and millions of people directly or indirectly employed in the MIC), the US must continue to sell well over a trillion (soon more and more trillions of) USD worth of treasury bonds year after year after year, from here to eternity ……… and in order to justify that borrowing, the US needs perpetual enemies like Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, etc. to conquer.
World Peace means the end of whatever you want to call what is going on in the US. Therefore, World Peace is the greatest threat to “the US” and, therefore, making peace with Russia and China will never be allowed by the powers that be in Washington or its vassal states. Again, it’s all a matter of “business”, not hatred (said the gangster to his victim). Nothing personal.
To drive the point even further home, I am not the first to state all of this. VIP George F. Kennan spelled it all out just a few years before the USSR ended.
“Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial establishment would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented. Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy.”
If you don’t believe me, let what VIP Kennan said sink in.
It means that Russia was ASSIGNED the role of “enemy” literally the day that the USSR ended and that literally nothing that Russia can say or do will release it from that assignment.
It means that World Peace is today much more of a threat to the US’s war-based economy than perpetual wars!
It explains exactly why US government VIPs say what they say about the necessity of sending weapons and absolutely anything else to Ukraine in order to defeat Russia.
It explains exactly why Zelensky can not, and will not, be allowed to negotiate a peaceful settlement with Russia (unless he “goes rogue” against the US, which is what I believe that Russia wants and why he is still alive as a western accalimed hero).
It explains exactly why Minsk II could not be followed by Poroshenko or Zelensky, and exactly why none of the signatories to that agreement (and the UN resolution making it international law) forced “Ukraine” to fulfill its commitment to that law.
It explains exactly why law, international or otherwise, no longer matters to “the US” (the microscopic percentage of the US population that actually is “the US”)…………. because following the law may lead to peace!
To boil it all down, Russia making ANY arrangement with the US and its ass-licking vassals that results in a peaceful world WILL. NOT. BE. ALLOWED. because a peaceful world would be “an unacceptable shock to the US economy”.
Unfortunately, when what must inevitably happen under the present economic “arrangement” finally happens, the millions or billions of the humans that temporarily survive the nuclear holocaust will be enduring a “lifestyle” that is infinitely worse than that of a well-thought-out economic arrangement that could replace the present one before the nukes start dropping. The survivors of the upcoming nuclear war aren’t going to be sitting around watching the value of their portfolios via an internet, eating out at restaurants and planning their next destination vacation. They’ll be desperately trying to acquire their next meal and figure out how they’re going to get through the next winter without freezing to death.
One of the reasons why no-one hears what I say (around my neck of the woods) is because of instead of well thought out writings describing minute details such as this post of yours, I generally say stuff that sums it all up with one word, that most people, including clergy, have next to zero understanding of.
Such as –
This was an excellent read and I wanted to acknowledge the effort and time you put in here to educated the ignorant such as myself.
You are not the only one of course, and there are many many comments which are just as informative that I have not replied to.
I have taken the time to read and digest most of them since I began lurking here.
I wanted all the readers here to know that, since some are rather lengthy and get no replies. I read them all (90% +), think about most of them on a deeper than surface level (as far as my capabilities allow lol), and appreciate them.
A big shout out to all the commenters here, and to Larry, and to all the wonderful guests Larry has on. Thank you all.
Top notch site with well informed participants.
No Name says
This might help explain all of what’s going on in the world right now:
Enjoy the read !
Stacey Bingham says
I’ve followed your blog for several months now, and really appreciate your expertise and honesty. When you mentioned all of the employers that left Kansas City during the video with the Red Pill Diaries, it really hit home with me. I was born in ’57 and grew up in Kansas City too. My dad worked at Armco and most of his brothers worked at the GM plant in Leeds. Allis-Chalmers, Armco, GM in Leeds, the Ford Claycomo plant, the Phillips refinery in Sugar Creek are just a few of the companies that the dads in my neighborhood worked for. All of these are gone along with goods they produced and the tax money they provided. Now we can add the possibility of war to America’s list of woes. I share your articles quite often, so please keep up the good work. (I like your dogs too.)
Larry Johnson says
Thanks. You have a better memory than me. Those were good jobs and people actually produced something. No more.
Thank you Mr. Johnson for your brilliant (and fun) analysis,
Your examples are very interesting- the shylock, the bully
There is one thing that you and Andrei M. us Europeans,
Andrei: they voted for their politicians- so they got what they deserved!
You: If you bring a bottle of wine and we are friends.
No it’s not like that!
We are voting for politicians that are not doing what they promised us, Germany and Norway would not supply weapons countries in war zones, Finnland and Sweeden were neutral, everything is a lie. And we have of ever cource limited candidates, the overton window is closing.
Think about your own country: Biden V Trump?
Pest or colera?
And who is next?
Who can lift your country out of this mess. Figth the powers that is really running the show, Trump could not!!
You control Europe- and have to be the shining example!
Who will it be???
Egypt brought in Morsi.
It was another thing that they dialed back that revolution and Morsi gave them enough excuses to do so.
The group think of the collective West (aka hubris) is leading the world headlong to another epic disaster.
Sadly I can only see a few military men taking over in each country to clear the mess AFTERWARDS.
They always do.
Still hope I am wrong though… If diplomacy should still have a chance and prevail this time, from what direction would it possibly come ? Turkey ?
Why is the UK so passionate about being an arch-enemy of Russia and other Eurasian powers, these days? This tiny island is in no strategic situation which could justify it acting as a big player on the world stage like in the old days, especially when – god forbid – in case of a major global war happening one single mid-sized nuke could finish it off almost immediately. Now other countries Such as the US, Russia, Iran, Brazil, China, India, Canada … have more room to play in case of an actual Armageddon, but definitely UK is not in that list. The only thing that could explain UK’s overzealous behavior is the fact that it’s the home base of the grand Khazarian Captain, the one who is in control of the entire financial casino petrodollar bribery scheme in the west.
Jim S says
Not to detract from your concluding line, but the UK establishment still wields tremendous political power. AUS-NZ-CAN are still dominions of Charles III. While it cannot be demonstrated that they still take orders from the Crown, it can be demonstrated that they uniformly act in accordance with WEF aims and principles. Charles III endorses those same WEF aims and principles, just as he recently endorsed the effective undoing of Brexit. Historically the British Empire was as much run from high-street clubs as from the halls of Parliament.
The UK establishment also helped set up the US as the world’s policeman.
Grzegorz Kuczek says
With all respect not one of Your finest.
I understand and to a large degree agree with today’s Russia security concern but lets not bend history over to justify it:
48:56 Really? Just from the top of my head: Poland and Lithuania. I do not even want to get into big Russian conquests in the East Asia. I do understand being pro Russia but for the love of God please keep some objectivity and stop whitewashing Russia like that. Like all great country Russia had its own history of conquests and atrocities. Also please stop with this nonsense that “Great Britain invented slavery and make it a businesses” – if that is so then what the f… Ancient Romans were doing with Spartakus?
To be clear I mostly agree with today assessment of the situation but again lets not distort history to justify it – this is what MSM and dishonest politician do.
Jim S says
With passions running so hot maintaining objectivity is difficult, if not impossible, and thus even more imperative that we make the effort.
Well met, friend.
It’s not like Poland-Lithuania invaded Russia and went all the way to Moscow, as one do.
Grzegorz Kuczek says
Fitting name 😉
By all means I do not wish to present anyone in more favorable light than he deserve.
Poland was at some form of conflict with Russia from the very beginning of existence of those two countries. Poland tried to conquer Russia and vice versa. Russia come on top in XVIII century and took over most of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Poland tried to get back at Russia with Napoleon help. But the clue is that neither countries were some peace loving pacifist. If anything I would say that Russia was more aggressive and land coveting – but with full disclosure that as a Poland citizen I am probably bias towards Poland.
But the point is Russia was not some innocent, peaceful dove – it have it share of aggression towards it neighbours in the past (btw long bad history in the past between Poland and Russia is one of reason that Polish people nowadays so easily buy into anti-Russia propaganda and that is unfortunate).
So historically speaking it is complicated and we should try to acknowledge it.
To be clear that do not make today’s Russia security concerns invalid.
But we should not oversimplify history least we will just engage in primitive counter-propaganda.
It’s not really about history, but about common sense. The best way for Poland to annex Galizia is to make some deal with Russia (which is what I expect Hungary to do). Turks have lot of “historical reasons” to go to war agains Russia, but they are not doing it because they are not that dumb. For centuries, goal of the West has been to make Slavs kill each other, and Poles are voluntarily standing in line for slaugherhouse again. Some call it Ukranization of Poland.
Dean Erickson says
Washington is run by New York. All the dollars spent around the world at some point go through the US banking system where the banks take their cut. The fact that a large part of the world now sees the US dollar as “iffy” in terms of a good investment has the bankers worried to no end. They (bankers) have made up their minds that since they can no longer count on this relatively unbroken revenue stream they have to go all in militarily to keep the scam going. Don’t forget that the CIA was initially set up by New York bankers so it’s no wonder that the main goal of the US military around the world has been to protect “US interests”, i.e. US corporations extracting all the money, natural resources, labor and anything else of value from these countries. To them it’s irrelevant that all this actually makes the REAL economy of the US weaker and enslaves the US workers. US workers are seen as nothing more than another sub human population to exploit. Let me add that for those in the higher income brackets, (not the ultra wealthy) the goal is the same. The clearing out of the meager resources of the lower tier is nearly complete and with the global resistance strengthening, those upper middle class folks are now in the crosshairs of the bankers weapons of mass destruction. Having a couple million in the bank won’t save you. With all that said, it’s no wonder that the Neo-cons have no reverse gear. For them this is literally an existential threat, much as their wars are an existential threat to all those upon whom they wage them.