washingtonsblog.com / Eric Zuesse / September 29, 2014
The Floridian blogger about Russia, “Vineyard of the Saker,” posted an English translation on September 29th of an informative interview on Russian television. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin, who has Russia’s military portfolio, was addressing his nation’s public, September 22nd, on Rossiya TV, and he explained [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / September 25, 2014
What’s Russia to do? Stand back and let the US and Europe escalate sanction after sanction, or respond in kind?
Either way, Russia loses. I believe Europe has the worst of it, but both suffer.
Hope for Sanity Appears to Be Lost Cause
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/25/2014 12:26
It appears Vladimir Putin is willing to hit’em while they’re down. Early European equity weakness (and safe-haven flows) on asset-freeze threats have accelerated as Bloomberg reports, Russian energy minister Alexander Novak threatens gas supply disruptions if the EU continues to re-export Russian gas to Ukraine. [...]
lewrockwell.com / By Robert Parry, Consortiumnews.com / September 24, 2014
The costs of the mainstream U.S. media’s wildly anti-Moscow bias in the Ukraine crisis are adding up, as the Obama administration has decided to react to alleged “Russian aggression” by investing as much as $1 trillion in modernizing the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal.
kingworldnews.com / September 23, 2014
Today an acclaimed money manager spoke with King World News about China, Russia, Germany, India, and the roadmap to $10,000 gold. Stephen Leeb also spoke about the major inflection point for the world and the greatest wealth transfer in history that lies ahead for investors.
ronpaulinstitute.org / by Chris Rossini / September 22, 2014
Joe Lieberman finds no reason to keep up the facade of the backdoor-to-war with Syria. He flat out said on Face The Nation Sunday: “We should attack Assad and fight ISIS.”The neocons, who were rebuked by the American public when Obama initially wanted to attack Syria, [...]
kingworldnews.com / September 19, 2014
On the heels of the Scottish vote, today MEP Nigel Farage spoke with King World News about the chilling truth regarding Europe, Putin, Russia and the Ukraine crisis. Farage also discussed what is happening with the gold market and his speech in the European Parliament.
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / September 15, 2014
War and peace factions are at odds in Ukraine.
The war factions claim Putin cannot be trusted but the peace factions have finally had enough of war. The likely loss of Mariupol within weeks was simply too much to take.
One thing is [...]
explosivereports.com / By Jurriaan Maessen / September 15, 2014
The Gatestone Institute, a New York-based neoconservative think-tank, has argued that Scottish independence will serve to encourage Vladimir Putin to go out and annex Eastern Ukraine as well as “reunite all Russian ethnic minorities in former Soviet republics with the Russian Motherland”.
In an article [...]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / September 15, 2014
The sanctions, the last batch of which took effect on Friday, are targeting with ever increasing intensity the Russian economy and a growing number of key individuals. The defense, financial, and energy sectors have been hit the hardest. Oil and gas exports are [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 09/12/2014 10:22
Moments ago, as was widely preannounced, the US Treasury unveiled its latest round of Russian sanctions. While the bigger picture was well-known, here are some of the highlights:
U.S. SANCTIONS FOCUS ON FINANCIAL, ENERGY, DEFENSE SECTORS U.S. TREASURY ADDS SBERBANK TO SANCTIONS LIST, U.S. TREASURY SANCTIONS AFFECTS [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/11/2014 11:59
Well that didn’t take long. After espousing his strategy last night of leading a broad coalition against ISIS, it appears President Obama’s “allies” are backing away from the plan. As The WSJ reports, Germany and the U.K. on Thursday ruled out carrying out air strikes on Islamic [...]
kingworldnews.com / September 11, 2014
Today an acclaimed money manager spoke with King World News about the gold and silver smash as well as the push for a new monetary world order. Stephen Leeb also spoke about what the Russians, Germans, and the Chinese are up to as gold and silver prices plunge and the [...]
armstrongeconomics.com / By Martin Armstrong / September 10, 2014
Many people have written asking about Putin. The pundits are claiming the Russian Army is weak and could not wage war. Russia is actually looking at expanding its military policy re-targeting Europe and the USA as enemies, and rewriting protocols for justification of [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2014 14:35
When we exposed the shift in Russia’s military doctrine towards one of nuclear deterrence and pre-emptive strikes, many eschewed it as fantastical thinking of extremists. They were wrong. Speaking at a defense meeting this morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he is taking charge [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 09/10/2014 08:00 -0400
Over the weekend, we commented that in response to Europe’s latest, and most serious, sanction round which would finally impact Russian energy giants Rosenft, Gazprom Neft (but not Gazprom) and Transneft, “suddenly the stakes for Russia, and thus Europe, just got all too real, [...]
paulcraigroberts.org / By Paul Craig Roberts / September 9, 2014
Some Western commentators interpret the cease fire in Ukraine obtained by President Putin as a victory for Russia. The reasoning is that the cease fire leaves Ukraine with disputed borders, which rules out Ukraine’s membership in NATO.
But will the cease [...]
utopiathecollapse.com / Gordon G. Chang / September 7, 2014
September 2014 – UKRAINE – On Friday, as Russian Federation tanks and troops poured across the border into eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin talked about his country’s most destructive weaponry. “I want to remind you that Russia is one of the most powerful nuclear nations,” he said. [...]
washingtonsblog.com / DavidSwanson / September 6, 2014
With serendipitous timing, as a big march for the climate, and various related events, are planned on and around the International Day of Peace, Randall Amster has just published an important book calledPeace Ecology.
This book bridges divides that very much need to be bridged between peace activism [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/04/2014 19:06
“The West is afraid of a major war and Putin is exploiting that,” says one former Kremlin adviser, adding that “his end goal is a Ukraine that is a buffer state between Russia and the West.” After the recent rebel offensive, it’s now militarily possible [...]