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Russia, Belarus, France, Greece – The world rebels against Wall Street rule

Posted by seumasach on January 24, 2015

Webster Tarpley

Tarpley.net

21st January, 2015

« Massive Upvaluation of Swiss Franc Stuns Wall Street and London; Extent of Damage to US Zombie Banks Not Yet Fully Known; Heralds Acute Phase in Breakdown Crisis of Globalization; Currency Predators Eye Danish Crown; Syriza Launches Salonika Program to Save Greek Working People; House Democratic Leadership Concedes 0.1% Wall Street Sales Tax on Stocks; Petraeus Facing Indictment, ISIS Czar Allen Next; CIA-FBI Hype Terror to Chill Anti-Austerity Resistance from Greece to Ohio; Judge in Pinkney Case Punts, Delays Sentencing Due to “Letters and Publicity”

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Ukraine: Coercive diplomacy surges

Posted by seumasach on January 17, 2015

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

17th January, 2015

The reported capture of the Donetsk city airport by separatists in eastern Ukraine could prove a ‘game changer’ in the conflict in that country. The airport as such is not strategically important but its loss testifies to the separatist side having the upper hand militarily and that cannot but sap the morale of the Ukrainian forces and erode the credibility of the pro-western government in Kiev.

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Hungarian Minister proposes South Stream alternative

Posted by seumasach on January 17, 2015

Hungarian Minister Proposes Pipeline That Bypasses Bulgaria as South Stream Alternative

Russia Insider

16th January, 2015

January 15, (Novinite) – The construction of a gas pipeline from Greece via Macedonia and Serbia to Hungary would be an alternative to the cancelled South Stream project, according to Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s Foreign Minister.

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South Stream is NOT dead

Posted by seumasach on January 17, 2015

Andrew Korybo

Russia Insider

16th January, 2015

China is extending its Silk Road into the Balkans, with a planned project to construct a railroad from the Greek port of Piraeus all the way to Budapest. This would connect Beijing’s primary port of entrance for its commercial goods to one of Central Europe’s main transport conduits, thereby pushing the Silk Road into the heart of Europe and throughout the rest of the continent. As with everything else that China is doing in the world today, it must not be discounted that Russia can also reap some resultant benefits from this as part of the global Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership, which in this case, would allow for the resurrection of the South Stream project that all of its European partners have been begging for since its cancellation.

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Russia fires Ukraine as natural gas transit for Europe

Posted by seumasach on January 17, 2015

Op-ed News

15th January, 2015

Russia executed a bold move on January 14, one that was largely unanticipated. It shows the level of disgust with both the coup-based Ukraine government and the European Union leaders and their small state followers.

Ukraine is finished as a supply route for Russian natural gas headed for European Union countries. EU countries get 25% to 30% of their natural gas from the Ukraine pipeline. The gas transiting Ukraine will be diverted to the recently announced Russia-Turkey pipeline. The Turks will create a portal at the Greek border where Europeans can purchase natural gas. The pipeline will be complete in 2017.

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France sees Russia as “crucial partner”

Posted by seumasach on January 16, 2015

Russia Beyond The Headlines

15th January, 2015

French Ambassador to Russia Jean-Maurice Ripert gave an interview to the Kommersant newspaper in which he said that despite the recent difficulties in Russia-EU relations, Paris considers Russia “a fundamental partner and a crucial country in the political, economic, and cultural sphere for the construction of future security in Europe.”

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NATO wants to cooperate with Russia

Posted by seumasach on January 15, 2015

Not Pursue Anti-Russia Policy

Sputnik

14th January, 2015

BERLIN, January 14 (Sputnik) – NATO wishes to cooperate with Russia, and does not want to pursue anti-Russia policies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.

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Russian FM says Paris attackers were trained by Syrian opposition

Posted by seumasach on January 15, 2015

TASS

12th January, 2015

MOSCOW, January 12. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday that last Wednesday’s attack on a French satirical magazine was committed by militants who had fought in Syria for the West-backed aim of ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power.

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The terror attacks in France. The broader geopolitical implications

Posted by seumasach on January 13, 2015

Interview with Umberto Pascali – For Voice of the People, TV Sonce, Skipje, Macedonia

Global Research

10th January, 2015

Question: Mr. Pascali, an unprecedented drama is developing in France under our eyes. After marked terrorists killed 12 people at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo, new terrorist acts are striking France. Hostages have been taken in a Paris store after a murder, two suspects are surrounded by the French police with the prospect of a long siege.

Confusing and terrifying news are coming from the field and from the press wires. One of the suspects for the Charlie Hebdo massacre give himself up to the police claiming to have been in school at the moment of the massacre. The media report that the suspect authors of the massacre have been for several years on a US and British Terrorist Database and, thus, they were well known and had been even previously arrested. The video of the terrorists killing a policemen in front of the Charlie Hebdo building, and the scared reaction of the civilian population are creating the climate of what has been called the European September 11. What is going on?

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Obama takes heat for not attending ‘anti-terror’ Paris rally

Posted by seumasach on January 13, 2015

This is rather reminiscent of the Obama administration’s boycott of the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.

RT

12th January, 2015

President Barack Obama and other US officials are receiving criticism for not attending Saturday’s ‘Unity March’ in Paris. The rally included more than 40 world leaders who showed solidarity with 17 victims of multiple attacks last week.

 

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Merkel sets high bar for lifting of Russia sanctions

Posted by seumasach on January 10, 2015

After all the expectations raised by Hollande’s interview on Monday, as well as statements by the German vice-chancellor, which showed a dramatic shift towards a pro-Russian position, here is Merkel pouring cold water over any suggestion of breaking with the NATO consensus.

Reuters

8th January, 2015

(Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Europe could not consider lifting sanctions against Russiauntil all elements of a 12-point peace agreement signed in September between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels were fully implemented.

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