In These New Times

A new paradigm for a post-imperial world

Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin

Posted by seumasach on February 28, 2015

Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin, says West should ‘abandon zero-sum mentality’

Independent

28th February, 2015

China has voiced its support for Russia’s handling of the Ukraine crisis, with prominent diplomat Qu Xing calling on the West to “abandon its zero-sum mentality”.

Read more

Posted in Coup d'état in Ukraine, Uncategorized | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

Forget all our other troubles – the Russians are coming!

Posted by seumasach on February 26, 2015

I think Neil Clark is spot on in identifying Trident as a key motive behind the current wave of lunatic, anti-Russian hysteria. All the more reason to campaign for its termination!

Neil Clark

RT

24th February, 2015

The gap between the rich and the poor continues to grow. Train and bus fares continue to rise. Twice as many people are living in poverty than 30 years ago. And our National Health Service is being privatized before our very eyes.

Read more

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

The rise of fascism is again the issue

Posted by seumasach on February 26, 2015

John Pilger

Asia Times

26th February, 2015

The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was a reminder of the great crime of fascism, whose Nazis iconography is embedded in our consciousness.

Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies whose war-making elites urge us never to forget, the accelerating danger of a modern kind of fascism is suppressed; for it is their fascism.

Read more

Posted in Coup d'état in Ukraine | Leave a Comment »

RBS posts seventh straight annual loss

Posted by seumasach on February 26, 2015

“The performance was better than expected, comparing to a £9bn loss in 2013, in a boost to the Treasury’s hope of selling off part of its stake at some point.”

Telegraph

26th February, 2015

Royal Bank of Scotland lost £3.5bn last year, its seventh-consecutive year without a profit, meaning the bank has lost around £50bn in total since 2008, when it was bailed out.

Read more

Posted in UK economy | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Orbán complains about Tusk over the EU’s Russia policy

Posted by seumasach on February 23, 2015

GEAB

18th Fewbruary, 2015

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stepped up his criticism on Wednesday (18 February) of his European allies for their policy of seeking to isolate Moscow over its intervention in Ukraine, naming top EU official Donald Tusk as one of its backers.

Read more

Posted in Battle for Europe | Leave a Comment »

French analyst calls for France-Germany-Russia alliance

Posted by seumasach on February 23, 2015

TASS

20th February, 2015

PARIS, February 20. /TASS/. France and Germany, following the historical tradition, should work on forming an alliance with Russia, prominent French writer and political journalist Eric Zemmour said in newspaper comments on Friday.

Read more

Posted in Battle for Europe | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

Ukraine: Do’s and Don’ts for Obama

Posted by seumasach on February 22, 2015

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

22nd February, 2015

The US Secretary of State John Kerry chose London as the venue on Saturday to reiterate that “there will be further consequences” for Russia if the Minsk ceasefire agreement fails to hold in eastern Ukraine. He disclosed, “In the next few days I anticipate that President Obama will evaluate the choices that are in front of him and will make his decision.” Kerry appeared confident that there would be more sanctions against Russia.

Read more

Posted in Coup d'état in Ukraine | Leave a Comment »

General Clark reveals that Daesh is an Israeli project

Posted by seumasach on February 22, 2015

Voltairenet

22nd February, 2015

General Wesley Clark, former Supreme Commander of NATO, told CNN that the Islamic Emirate (“Daesh”) had been “created by our friends and allies to defeat Hezbollah.”

Read more

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

Ukrainegate: NATO weapons for truce

Posted by seumasach on February 22, 2015

Voltairenet

19th February, 2015

Initially it seemed surprising that on the first day of the negotiations marathon [1] in Minsk a bill to “provide lethal weapons to the Government of Ukraine in order to defend itself against Russian-backed rebel separatists in eastern Ukraine” would be introduced in the US Congress [2]. However, it soon became clear that its sponsor, Sen. James Inhofe, simply harbors no illusions [3] about his Ukrainian partners’ competence or ability to comply with their obligations. He understands that Kiev will inevitably violate the cease-fire and that Washington will soon have to explain why the militias in the devastated region of what is known as the “Debaltsevo cauldron” [4] are in possession of such a vast number of captured weapons originating from NATO countries.

Read more

Posted in Coup d'état in Ukraine | Leave a Comment »

Russia should be France’s ally

Posted by seumasach on February 21, 2015

Jacques Attali

Russia Insider

20th February, 2015

This article originally appeared at L’Express. It was translated by Micheal S. Rozeff at Lew Rockwell.com

Once again, we can be dragged into an absurd war against those who should be our allies in other infinitely more important fights.

Read more

Posted in Drive to Global War | Leave a Comment »

Hollande: No evidence of Russian military in Ukraine

Posted by seumasach on February 21, 2015

Sputnik News

20th February, 2015

There is no evidence of Russian military hardware presence in Ukraine, French President Francois Hollande said at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Read more

Posted in Coup d'état in Ukraine | Leave a Comment »

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 970 other followers

%d bloggers like this: