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Facing total economic meltdown at home US/UK, spear-heading NATO, have chosen the path of confrontation with the rest of the world, a path which will lead us to the brink of war with Russia and China

US, Iran break ice at UN Hqs.

Posted by seumasach on September 22, 2017

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

21st September, 2017

The US President Donald Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday has drawn attention to the Iran nuclear deal of July 2015. Will the deal survive? Or, will it perish in a sudden death?

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Turkey faces threats for inking landmark arms deal with Russia

Posted by seumasach on September 19, 2017

“Obviously, there is one result the Western sanctions produce – the targeted countries come together to create alternative poles of power. Threats and restrictive measures spur the process. This policy has failed to keep Turkey away from military cooperation with Russia. In the multipolar world there is always an alternative to turn to.”

Strategic Culture

18th September, 2017

 

The long awaited deal has taken place. A deposit has already been paid. Turkey has finally signed the $2.5bn (£1.9bn) contract with Russia to buy S-400 advanced missile defense system. With a range of 400 kilometers (248 miles), the system can shoot down up to 80 targets simultaneously, aiming two missiles at each one, at an altitude of up to 30 km.

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Turkey pivots from NATO

Posted by seumasach on September 14, 2017

Zero Hedge

13th September, 2017

Turkey pivots from NATO and signs Russia missile deal confirming, and sending the clearest sign of his previously discussed pivot toward Russia and away from NATO and the West, on Tuesday President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey had signed a deal to purchase a Russian surface-to-air missile system, and paid the first installment. The deal cements Turkey’s recent rapprochement with Russia, despite differences over the war in Syria, the downing of a Russian fighter jet over Turkey in late 2015 and the assassination of a Russian ambassador earlier this year, and comes as Turkey’s ties with the United States and European Union have become strained to the point of breaking.

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Britain to defend Nordic and Baltic states from Russia

Posted by seumasach on September 5, 2017

The Americans are in on this too so foreign secretary,Johnson, will be encouraged: is it the good old days with US/UK together again in a special relationship? Despite the seeming disarray is there life still the Brexit neo-imperialist project. Wherever there is still the hope of conflict and wrecking we will be in there.

EUObserver

4th September, 2017

Britain has declared that it will help to protect Nordic and Baltic states from Russia after Brexit.

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Turkey to end support for anti-government terrorists in Syria

Posted by seumasach on August 14, 2017

Adam Garrie

The Duran

13th august, 2017

In a seismic shift in the alignment in the Syria conflict, Turkey has confirmed it is ending support to anti-government forces in Syria. Additionally, the umbrella political group National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces is to have its recognition from Ankara withdrawn.

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Trump rallies his base against Russia investigation

Posted by seumasach on August 4, 2017

Politico

4th August, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump used a campaign-style rally Thursday night to level a sustained attack on the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election, just hours after news broke that special counsel Robert Mueller had tapped a grand jury as part of the wide-ranging probe.

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Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, but spits at it

Posted by seumasach on August 4, 2017

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

3rd August, 2017

There is a long history of Russia being kicked around as political football in the United States. The circumstances leading to the latest Russia sanctions bill passed by the US Congress has striking similarity with the so-called Jackson-Vanik Amendment [J-VA] of 1974, which put road blocks on the policy of détente toward the Soviet Union initiated by President Richard Nixon and his secretary of state Henry Kissinger in the late sixties.

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Russia is giving up on the US and the Trump administration

Posted by seumasach on August 4, 2017

Alexander Mercuris

The Duran

3rd August, 2017

Following passage of sanctions law angry statements from senior officials in Russia suggest Moscow has finally lost patience with the US and the Trump administration.

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EU bets on US ‘consultations’ to save Russia pipeline

Posted by seumasach on August 3, 2017

EU Observer

3rdAugust, 2017

EU firms are betting that a non-binding “consultation” process on new US sanctions will stop their investment in a Russian gas pipeline from turning into a fiasco.

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A second Brexit referendum? It’s looking more likely by the day

Posted by seumasach on August 3, 2017

Vernon Bogdanor is a rarity in British politics, combining clear logical mind with a comprehensive knowledge of the British political system. The outcome here however depends on wider geopolitical issues which have come into stark focus following the defeat of Trump’s political agenda by the US establishment aided and abetted by the Brexit junta. Britain’s apparently haphazard, insouciant approach to Brexit negotiations reflect this new alliance which seeks to destabilize the EU as well as Russia and China. The geopolitical stakes have suddenly reached new heights with real risks of global war. For the moment the spotlight is on Europe and whether the European leadership can defend itself against its one-time allies, the USA and the UK.

Guardian

3rd August, 2017

Negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU have now begun in earnest. They are required, according to article 50, to “take account of the framework” for Britain’s “future relationship with the union”. But what is that future relationship to be?

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Russia accuses Donald Trump of waging ‘full-scale trade war’

Posted by seumasach on August 3, 2017

“The American establishment has won an overwhelming victory over Trump,” he added. “The President wasn’t happy with the new sanctions, but he had to sign the bill. The topic of new sanctions was yet another way to put Trump in his place.” 

Independent

3rd August, 2017

The Kremlin has accused Donald Trump of waging a “full scale trade war” after the President signed a bill imposing new sanctions on Russia.

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