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grungeflagofusa
Here's your 'reserve currency' thought for the day: Every US dollar is a check written on an account that is overdrawn by 30 trillion dollars. It's true. The "full faith and credit" of the US Treasury is largely a myth held together by an institutional framework that rests on a foundation of pure sand. In... Read More
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Look at this map of Ukraine. Can you see what's going on? The Russians are creating a buffer zone along their western perimeter. Why are they doing that? What benefit do they derive from a buffer zone? Well, a buffer zone creates a distance between Russia and Ukraine which Putin thinks is necessary since Ukraine... Read More
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Do you know why Henry Kissinger's speech at the World Economic Forum touched-off such a furor? Kissinger didn't criticize the way the war in Ukraine is being conducted or the lack of progress on the ground. No. What Kissinger criticized was the policy itself, that's what triggered the firestorm. He was throwing a bucket of... Read More
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Why is Germany sending weapons to Ukraine? Don't they realize these weapons will be used to kill Russian soldiers? Don't they realize these weapons will be given to Nazi combatants who tattoo swastikas on their arms and march in torchlight parades? Don't the German people care about that? In World War 2, the German Wehrmacht... Read More
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On Sunday, the foreign policy blogs were abuzz with the news that Scott Ritter had done "an about-face in his assessment of the war". It appears that the ex-Marine had examined recent developments in Ukraine and concluded that it's going to be much harder for Russia to win than he had originally thought.. Naturally, the... Read More
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On Monday, Putin delivered the annual "Victory Day" speech celebrating Russia's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945. The Russian president made none of the hyperbolic pronouncements the media had predicted but, instead, gave a brief recap of the events leading up to the war in Ukraine. There was none of the bravado you'd expect from... Read More
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Question-- Is the US making bio-weapons in Ukraine? Answer-- That's the million-dollar question, isn't it? Unfortunately, there's no simple "yes or no" answer. It's more complicated than that. Question-- Can you explain what you mean? Answer-- Sure, but some people might find it a bit confusing. First, most of what we know comes from the... Read More
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Interview with Marko Marjanović, Editor of Anti-Empire
Question 1-- The war in Ukraine appears to be shifting eastward to an area in the Donbass around the city of Krematorsk. This is where upwards of 60,000 Ukrainian combat troops are "dug-in" and prepared to take on the advancing Russian army. In one of your posts, you suggested that the "real war" is about... Read More
Sergey Glazyev
Why did Putin appoint a financial terrorist to run Russia's Central Bank? Did he know he was putting Russia's future in the hands of someone whose interests align more closely with power-mad globalists than with the Russian people? Does he understand the role the Central Bank chief played in facilitating Washington's theft of Russia's foreign... Read More
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Interview with Marko Marjanović, Editor of Anti-Empire
Question 1-- You think that the Russian Army was spread-too-thin to achieve its strategic objectives in Ukraine, and you point to the (Russian) army's withdrawal around Kiev to make your point. ("Russia's effort was very clearly too diluted over too many axes and sectors.") But, now, you think that things have changed and Russia has... Read More
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The New York Times thinks that Putin might use a nuclear weapon in Ukraine, but there is a flaw in the Times' reasoning. Putin has nothing to gain from a nuclear blast and everything to lose. A nuclear weapon will not help Putin win the war in Ukraine, in fact, it would further deepen Russia's... Read More
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Why is NATO sending more lethal weaponry to Ukraine? Didn't Putin say that poring arms into Ukraine would increase the likelihood of war? Yes, he did, but the US and NATO continue send more shipments anyway. Why? And why does Ukraine need more weapons? Could it be that Ukraine's 600,000-strong military is collapsing like a... Read More
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Question 1-- Can you explain to me why you think Russia is winning the war in Ukraine? Larry C. Johnson-- Within the first 24 hours of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, all Ukrainian Ground Radar Intercept capabilities were wiped out. Without those radars, the Ukrainian Air Force lost its ability to do air to... Read More
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Interview with economist Paul Craig Roberts
Question 1-- Do you agree that the motive behind Washington's sanctions on Russia is to bring the country to its knees, remove it as a competitive rival to the US in Central Asia, and force Putin from office? Paul Craig Roberts-- Possibly. Washington is sufficiently stupid to think this. For the sanctions to have deleterious... Read More
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Question-- Is there a justification for Russia's invasion of Ukraine? Answer-- Yes, there is. Russia was being threatened by developments in Ukraine, so it told Ukraine to either stop what it was doing or suffer the consequences. Ukraine chose to ignore those warnings, so Russia invaded. That is basically what happened. Question-- But how does... Read More
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The United States has been arming and training far-right militants that are the ideological descendants of Nazi war criminals that were directly involved in the mass-extermination of Jews, Slavs and Gypsies during the Second World War. These Ukrainian storm troopers are among the most vicious and malignant combatants Washington has ever employed to implement its... Read More
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Volodymyr Zelensky is the current President of Ukraine. He was elected in a landslide victory in 2019 on the promise of easing tensions with Russia and resolving the crisis in the breakaway republics in east Ukraine. He has made no attempt to keep his word on either issue. Instead, he has greatly exacerbated Ukraine's internal... Read More
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In a move that can only be regarded as a major escalation, NATO officials announced on Friday that they would deploy troops from its Combat-Ready Response Force to support the Ukrainian regime in its war with Russia. The Alliance will also send additional weapons which will be used to blunt the Russian offensive that has... Read More
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On Tuesday, Germany announced that it would halt the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that connects Germany to Russia. The United States has opposed the project since its inception in 2015 and has initiated multiple rounds of economic sanctions to prevent its completion. Blocking the pipe
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Here's your US Foreign Policy quiz for the day: Which of these militant organizations has the United States supported over the years? Marxist guerillas in East Syria (The YPG, The People's Protection Units, The Syrian Democratic Forces) Far-right Neo-Nazis in Ukraine (Ukrainian Security Services, Azov Special Operations Detachment) Islamic extremists in Syria, Libya, Kosovo, Chechnya... Read More
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February 16 has come and gone without incident. The information spread by US officials and the media proved to be wrong. Russia did not invade Ukraine nor did any of the unverified warnings turn out to be true. So far, neither the media nor the administration has produced a scintilla of evidence that Russia actually... Read More
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The Ukrainian crisis has nothing to do with Ukraine. It's about Germany and, in particular, a pipeline that connects Germany to Russia called Nord Stream 2. Washington sees the pipeline as a threat to its primacy in Europe and has tried to sabotage the project at every turn. Even so, Nord Stream has pushed ahead... Read More
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How much do you know about the crisis in Ukraine? See if you can answer these 7 questions. Question 1-- Does the Biden administration's push to bring Ukraine into NATO violate agreements the US has signed previously? 1--Yes 2--No The answer is "Yes". In Istanbul (1999) and in Astana (2010), the US and the other... Read More
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Washington delivered a slap in the face to Moscow on Wednesday when U.S. ambassador John Sullivan provided a written response to Russia's proposals for security guarantees. The missive was given to Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko who did not reveal the contents but passed them on to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for analysis. Lavrov,... Read More
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Here's a simple way to test your understanding of the current US-Russia standoff. All you need to do is answer one very-basic question about the nature of the conflict, and that answer will determine whether you understand what is actually going on or not. Here's the question: What is the source of the confrontation between... Read More
The Russian Bear is a peaceful animal that is not easily aroused. But once it is provoked, it is deadly.
Interview with Israel Shamir
Question 1--- For the last 4 years, Democrat leaders have blamed Russia for allegedly meddling in the 2016 elections. Now the Democrats-- who control all three branches of government -- have the power to reset US foreign policy and take a more hostile approach to Moscow. But will they? At present, there are roughly 40,000... Read More
Only Moscow Can Stop It
The United States does not want a war with Russia, it simply feels that it has no choice. If the State Department hadn’t initiated a coup in Ukraine to topple the elected president, Viktor Yanukovych, then the US could not have inserted itself between Russia and the EU, thus, disrupting vital trade routes which were... Read More
Splitting the Atlantic Alliance
The fabrications of NATO’s top commander in Europe, General Philip Breedlove, have driven a wedge between Germany and the United States that could lead to a collapse of the Atlantic Alliance. According to the German news magazine, Der Spiegel, Breedlove has repeatedly sabotaged Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempts to find a diplomatic solution to the war... Read More
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The Battle Behind the Fog of Propaganda
In less than a year, the United States has toppled the democratically-elected government of Ukraine, installed a Washington-backed stooge in Kiev, launched a bloody and costly war of annihilation on Russian-speaking people in the East, thrust the economy into a downward death spiral, and reduced the nation to an anarchic, failed state destined to endure... Read More
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Crunch Time in Minsk
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande flew to Moscow on Friday for an emergency meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to try to put an end to the spiraling bloodshed in East Ukraine. The negotiations lasted five hours and were held “without the presence of aides and officials” to ensure confidentiality and... Read More
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The Real Reason Washington Feels Threatened by Moscow
Washington needs a war in Ukraine to achieve its strategic objectives. This point cannot be overstated. The US wants to push NATO to Russia’s western border. It wants a land-bridge to Asia to spread US military bases across the continent. It wants to control the pipeline corridors from Russia to Europe to monitor Moscow’s revenues... Read More
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Ukraine War Driven by Gas-Dollar Link
If there was a way the United States could achieve its long-term strategic objectives and, at the same time, avoid a war with Russia, it would so. Unfortunately, that is not an option, which is why there’s going to be a clash between the two nuclear-armed adversaries sometime in the near future. Let me explain:... Read More
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The Saker is an ex-military analyst who was born in Europe to a family of Russian refugees. He now lives in Florida where he writes theVineyard of the Saker blog and is a regular contributor to Russia Insider. The international community of Saker Blogs includes, besides the original Saker blog, French, German, Russian, Oceania and... Read More
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U.S. Meddling Dims Prospects for Peace
The Minsk Ceasefire Protocol has very little chance of succeeding. In fact, the meeting between the warring parties was not convened to stop the violence as much as it was to buy time for the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) to retreat and regroup. In the last two weeks, the junta’s army has suffered “catastrophic”... Read More
Obama Begs for More War
There is no way to overstate the significance of what has transpired in Ukraine in the last three weeks. What began as a murderous onslaught on the mainly Russian-speaking population of east Ukraine, has turned into a major triumph against a belligerent and expansionistic empire that has been repulsed by a scrappy, battle-hardened militia engaged... Read More
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The Downing of Malaysia Flight 17
The Obama administration has failed to produce any hard evidence that pro-Russia separatists were responsible for the downing of Malaysia Flight 17. The administration’s theory– that the jetliner was downed by a surface-to-air missile launched from rebel territory in east Ukraine– is not supported by radar data, satellite imagery, eyewitness testimony or forensic evidence. In... Read More
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Washington's "Pivot" hits a Brick Wall
Barack Obama has pushed Ukraine to the brink of political, economic and social collapse. Now he wants to blame Russia for the damage he’s done. It’s absurd. Moscow is in no way responsible for Ukraine’s descent into anarchy. That’s all Washington’s doing, just as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and now Syria were Washington’s doing. If you... Read More
The Sergei Glaziev Interview
If you want to understand what is going on in Ukraine, then you need to watch this 15 minute video with Putin advisor and friend, Sergei Glaziev. Glaziev explains how structural changes in the global economy and a shift to Asia have precipitated a desperate attempt by US policymakers to maintain their grip on power... Read More
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Et Tu, Mullah?
On Thursday, Ukraine’s parliament passed a law that will allow foreign investors to lease up to 49 percent of Ukraine’s transit pipelines and underground gas storage facilities. The bill, which had failed to pass just weeks earlier, was approved by the slimmest of margins, 2 votes, suggesting that there might have been some arm twisting... Read More
The Latest in the New Cold War
The United States failed operation in Syria, has led to an intensification of Washington’s proxy war in Ukraine. What the Obama administration hoped to achieve in Syria through its support of so called “moderate” Islamic militants was to topple the regime of Bashar al Ass
The Second Aircraft
German pilot and airlines expert, Peter Haisenko, thinks that Malaysia Flight 17 was not blown up by a ground-based antiaircraft missile, but shot down by the type of double-barreled 30-mm guns used on Ukrainian SU-25 fighter planes. Haisenko presented his theory in a widely-circulated and controversial article which appeared on the Global Research website titled... Read More
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Something Sinister Going On?
Without a shred of public evidence to support their claim that Moscow was involved in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the United States and Europe have levied a new round of sanctions on Russia. The sanctions, which are designed to restrict Russia’s access to both capital and technology, will be imposed as soon... Read More
Putin Knows What Happened to MH17, But He's Not Saying--Yet ....
Washington’s plan to “pivot” to Asia by establishing a beachhead in Ukraine and sabotaging trade relations between Europe and Russia, entered a new phase last Thursday when Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile launched from east Ukraine. Since then, the western media and prominent members of the US political establishment... Read More
Troublemaking Washington
What does a pipeline in Afghanistan have to do with the crisis in Ukraine? Everything. It reveals the commercial interests that drive US policy. Just as the War in Afghanistan was largely fought to facilitate the transfer of natural gas from Turkmenistan to the Arabian Sea, so too, Washington engineered the bloody coup in Kiev... Read More
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Putin vs. Comrade Wolf
The Ukraine crisis has its roots in a policy that dates back nearly 20 years. The origins of the policy can be traced to a 1997 article in Foreign Policy magazine by Zbigniew Brzezinski, titled “A Geostrategy for Eurasia.” The article makes the case that the United States needs to forcefully establish itself in Central... Read More
News Blackout
On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a proposal for ending the violence in Ukraine at an OCSE (Organization for the Cooperation and Security in Europe) in Moscow. Unfortunately, most Americans never heard what he had to say because the media failed to publish his statement. The reason for the omission is fairly obvious, the... Read More
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The Pathetic U.S. Media Coverage
Photos of the victims of the Odessa fire which have been circulating on the Internet have cast doubt on the official version of events. It’s now clear that many of the anti-junta activists who occupied the Trade Unions House were neither burned to death nor died of smoke inhalation, but were savagely shot at point-blank... Read More
As Guilty as Anyone in Kiev
Members of the fascist Right Sector set fire to Odessa’s Trade Unions House on Friday killing 40 anti-coup activists who had retreated to the building to escape escalating street violence. Witnesses say that members of the Ukrainian security forces withdrew from the scene allowing the rightwing radicals to block the exits and firebomb the building... Read More
A Russophobic, Failed State Ruled by Fascists
Fighting broke out on Friday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk when Kiev’s coup government deployed military helicopters to fire on the city while troops and armored vehicles stormed checkpoints. At the time this article went to press, two helicopters had been shot down killing at least two pilots while one was captured. In... Read More
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Ukraine, Russia and China
US provocations in Ukraine cannot be understood apart from Washington’s “Pivot to Asia”, which is the broader strategic plan to shift attention from the Middle East to Asia. The so called “re-balancing” is actually a blueprint for controlling China’s growth in a way that is compatible with US hegemonic ambitions. There are different schools of... Read More