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The Grand Saudi Reversal

Posted by seumasach on September 1, 2014

To complete the picture presented here by Meyssan we have to look at the conflicts inside the USA. It is interesting to see how Hagel comes to the fore now and Kerry fades from the scene, the one playing a winning game against the IS and the other taking the booby prize after the disastrous intervention in Ukraine. So on the one hand we have the constitutional or national state with the military at its core and , on the other, the deep or imperial state with the State department at its core. Between the two Obama equivocates but as commander-in-chief will ultimately go with the former. It wasn’t for nothing that the British backed the Confederacy and opposed the Presidential Republic! The deep state is now outmaneuvered in Iraq where the  dirty game of backing Al-Qaida networks can no longer be played. As Meyssan points out things have turned around so fast that some players are still dancing even though the music has stopped.

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

1sr September, 2014

While for the past 35 years Saudi Arabia has supported all the jihadist movements to the most extremist, Riyadh seems suddenly to have changed policy. Threatened in its very existence by a possible attack grom the Islamic Emirate, Saudi Arabia has given the signal for the destruction of the organization. But contrary to appearances, the EIS remains supported by Turkey and Israel who sell their looted oil.

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Gotcha!

Posted by seumasach on August 16, 2014

Cailean Bochanan

16th August, 2014

Finally, the smoking gun: journalists from the Guardian and Telegraph newspapers, two western news sources of unimpeachable integrity, have spotted a Russian military column inside Ukraine. According to an update in today’s Guardian:

“It was impossible to verify the destination or ultimate fate of the convoy, or monitor how long it stayed on the other side of the border.”

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The West on the wrong path

Posted by seumasach on August 9, 2014

The publication of this article could be a key moment in this unfolding crisis. It reveals not only German self-interest but German self-awareness, the latter a much rarer commodity amongst today’s nations.

Gabor Steingart

Handelsblatt

9th August, 2014

Düsseldorf. Every war is accompanied by a kind of mental mobilization: war fever. Even smart people are not immune to controlled bouts of this fever. “This war in all its atrociousness is still a great and wonderful thing. It is an experience worth having“ rejoiced Max Weber in 1914 when the lights went out in Europe. Thomas Mann felt a “cleansing, liberation, and a tremendous amount of hope“.

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Modi’s WTO stance annoys US

Posted by seumasach on August 4, 2014

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

4th August, 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has drawn big criticism from the United States on account of the firm stand India took at the World Trade Organization negotiations, insisting that its concerns about food security needed to be accommodated if India were to go along with the so-called trade facilitation agreement. Overnight the smile has vanished from Uncle Sam’s face.

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Heads must roll!

Posted by seumasach on July 26, 2014

Cailean Bochanan

26th July, 2014

Within a week or so, we have seen the resignation of Hague and Yatsianuk as well as strong indications that Merkel will be standing down rather than completing her current term as promised. Is the stress of backing a faltering Nazi “anti-terrorist operation” in Ukraine beginning to tell?

Things do indeed look desperate on the Eastern front in the West’s attempt to rerun WW11 with a different outcome. Last week the Kiev authorities gave the go-ahead for a civilian airliner to fly over a war zone and then immediately “knew” the identity of the culprit after it was shot down. The culprit, of course, was Russia. Am I alone in finding this all rather transparent? Still, let’s not preempt the findings of the inquiry that the Anglo-Americans are going to try and cook. But, if, for the sake of argument, we assume that it was an  false flag, then that would indicate that things on the military front were going very badly indeed. If Kiev’s military really were advancing as portrayed in the media then it would only be a matter of time before Russia was forced into direct intervention and the the neo-cons would have  their pretext for further conflict without the need to resort to murky stratagems. As it happens, there are reports on the ground which reveal catastrophic reverses for the Ukies, as they’re known.

The collapse of the Ukraine project is indeed bad news for its sponsors, but it could be very good news for those who wish to see Europe finally cast off its vassalage to the “United States of America and Britain”. Such a desirable outcome would of course involve changes of personnel: heads would have to roll, heads such as those of Hague and Merkel, but of many others also. Names such as Barroso, Ashton, Rasmussen(already coming to the end of their terms), Hollande, Fabius and Steinmeier come immediately to mind.

The utter, destructive uselessness of the NATO entity is being laid bare for all to see. Its life span has been artificially extended well past senility. How the hell can this monster still be stalking planet earth over twenty years after the end of the cold war? Here the right to die is indeed appropriate although not the right to be forgotten- may their abominable crimes be remembered forever!

The Western media is also on the way out having imploded into an infantilism which cannot correspond to popular opinion, however negative your views on Western citizenry are- we deserve better than this! The collapse of the Kiev regime is the collapse of the West as we know it: the Western unipole is set to be relegated to the status of a pole amongst others in a multipolar world order.

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How can you tell whether Russia has invaded Ukraine?

Posted by seumasach on September 2, 2014

Club Orlov

30th August, 2014

Last Thursday the Ukrainian government, echoed by NATO spokesmen, declared that the the Russian military is now operating within Ukraine’s borders. Well, maybe it is and maybe it isn’t; what do you know? They said the same thing before, most recently on August 13, and then on August 17, each time with either no evidence or fake evidence. But let’s give them the benefit of the doubt.

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The Common Market of the South:

Posted by seumasach on September 2, 2014

the long and difficult path to integration

Ariel Noyola Rodríguez

Voltairenet

2nd September, 2014

Integration in Latin America is moving forward with missteps, contradictions of peripheral capitalism and the strong opposition from the United States. However, the prompt implementation of the Banco del Sur in partnership with the new development bank of the BRICS could call into question the financial dominance of Washington in the region and strengthen the integration dream of the economies of the South.

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The vulture funds that corner Argentina also come for Spain

Posted by seumasach on September 1, 2014

Jérome Duval, Fatima Fafatale

Voltairenet

1st August, 2014

 

The vulture fund NML Capital that, together with others, has Argentina on the edge of suspending payments, is already devouring the rotting flesh of the Spanish market. Elliott Management, the opportunistic fund of the serial U.S. speculator Paul Singer, has already pocketed a billion euros of Bankia’s failed credit and 300 million euros of Santander. It is estimated that it has paid hardly 50 million for both these portfolios, according to Auraree.com.

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Ukraine – What just happened?

Posted by seumasach on September 1, 2014

This is a most interesting analysis But one salient fact is missing: Kiev has already broken from the Right Sector who recently announced that they were on their way back to Kiev to overthrow Poroshenko. They regard him as a Russian agent and think he set them up for annihilation in the East. The Ukies performance in the war does seem to be almost unnaturally inept and you could legitimately muse on whether there might be some truth in their suspicions. Everyone just assumes that Poroshenko is playing the CIA’s game but couldn’t he also be playing Moscow’s. As I wrote back in May:

” I suspect Russia have strategic depth in Ukraine and that the new president, Poroshenko, will be a disappointment to the West’s war party.”

What perspectives could there ever really have been for a neo-fascist government in Ukraine? If Poroshenko was an intelligent man he would have realized that they were non-existent. Would he not then have realized that a way-out must be found and that only Russia could provide it? Would he not have realized that this way-out depended on taking out the neo-fascists? Once enough of them have been consumed in the “cauldrons” the negotiations can begin in earnest. That point may have already been reached- we’ll know this week.

Winter Patriot Community Blog

30th August, 2014

This last week has seen a dramatic turnaround in the fortunes of the Novorossian Armed Forces (NAF); from barely holding on, to turning the tables on the forces of the Kiev junta regime. The NAF has from the beginning imposed heavy losses on the Kiev forces, often in the order of 10 to 1, but they were unable to hold many strategic areas as they were greatly outnumbered and did not have the heavy equipment needed to sustain heavy attacks. So what happened?

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Poroshenko’s claim of Russian invasion is political tactic

Posted by seumasach on August 31, 2014

Russia Beyond the Headlines 

29th August, 2014

On August 29, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that “Russian forces had entered” his country, yet martial law has not been introduced. One Ukrainian expert interviewed by the Kommersant newspaper believes that Poroshenko’s announcement is a way of avoiding accusations for defeats in the southeast and weakening the pressure from his opponents, including Yulia Tymoshenko, who has called for the imposition of martial law in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Kiev-based political analyst Dmitry Dzhangirov has characterized the situation as a competition in patriotic rhetoric between politicians on the eve of parliamentary elections for the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament. Kommersant also writes that making announcements about a Russian invasion is a convenient move for Poroshenko, since it absolves the government of the failure of the “anti-terrorist operations” in the east, where the militants from the unrecognized republics are now on the offensive.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko has described the militant counterattack as a “humanitarian-military operation,” designed to “move the enemy away from the big cities” and thus protect the civilian population.

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Hollande Issues Warning to Russia

Posted by seumasach on August 28, 2014

Panic will now break out amongst the European elite as they threaten the livelihood of still more European farmers. Did they really think the NATO-nazi ragtag army would carry all before it? Did they really think they could run a neo-nazi coup in Europe and get off with it?

Nasdaq

28th august, 2014

PARIS–French President Francois Hollande on Thursday said Russia would suffer a new round of sanctions if the Kremlin failed to stop arms supplies to pro-Russia separatists and didn’t respect Ukraine’s sovereignty.

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Saudi-Iranian thaw will take time

Posted by seumasach on August 27, 2014

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

27th August, 2014

The interpretation that comes readily to mind regarding the visit to Riyadh by the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian and his talks on Tuesday with the Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal would be that a thaw is in the offing in the ties between the two countries. 

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The Defence of Ilovaisk

Posted by seumasach on August 27, 2014

http://youtu.be/Vh8BDAZjG7k

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Rice slams Moscow’ on eve of talks

Posted by seumasach on August 26, 2014

Arch “liberal-interventionist” and Clintonite, Susan Rice will be desperate to knock any deal off its tracks

Rice Slams Moscow’s Intervention in Ukraine as ‘Dangerous and Inflammatory’

Time

26th August, 2014

The National Security Adviser’s condemnation comes ahead of a meeting between Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin

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De-escalating the tension

Posted by seumasach on August 26, 2014

 

“Making threats and opening up new fronts of conflict is a risky game that makes the world a much more dangerous and unpredictable place”

Ekatimerini

26th August, 2014

The impact of developments in Ukraine on the global economy may be much more far-reaching than initially anticipated. If the European Union and the United States, on the one hand, and Russia, on the other, become embroiled in a vicious cycle of escalating sanctions, it may cause havoc all around the world.

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