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Cold Turkey

Posted by seumasach on December 9, 2014

Ankara Buckles Against Western Pressure, Turns to Russia


2nd December, 2014

Russia has abandoned the troubled South Stream project and will now be building its replacement with Turkey. This monumental decision signals that Ankara has made its choice to reject Euro-Atlanticsm and embrace Eurasian integration.

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China mulls joining Eurasian Development Bank

Posted by seumasach on September 14, 2014

With the EU know backing off after their humiliation in Ukraine, the Eurasia project is definitely back on track

Global Times

The two-day summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) kicked off on Thursday in Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan, with the possibility of China joining the Eurasian Development Bank (EADB), anti-terrorism and expanding SCO membership expected to be high on the agenda, said analysts.

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Seek economic ties with Russia

Posted by seumasach on June 3, 2014

Jamaica Gleaner

3rd June, 2014

It has inspired little or no official attention in Kingston or otherCaribbean capitals, perhaps because policymakers are skittish over the stand-off between the West and Russia caused by the Ukraine affair.

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Resistance is inevitable, whatever enemies say

Posted by seumasach on March 25, 2014

Ghaleb Kandil


17th March, 2014

The illusions of some parties of their ability to alter the balance of power in Lebanon, and realize their dreams to target the Resistance and its legitimacy, have filed on the rock of reality. They thought to change the balance of power with the help of the Americans, the West and the Arab Gulf, including Saudi Arabia, but they have once again failed.
At the expiry of the period which would have transformed Tammam Salam government to a caretaker Cabinet, white smoke finally cleared, and the protagonists agreed on a ministerial statement recognizing “the right of Lebanon and Lebanese citizens to resist the Israeli occupation.” An inalienable right recognized by the United Nations Charter, but some Lebanese were willing to sell out, for free, to serve the interests of Israel, abandoning the only factor that makes the strength of Lebanon. March-14, helped by the President of the Republic, have still failed. Just hours after the oratory Carnival of March-14, the Future Movement has resigned to accept his defeat. The intervention of diplomats based in Beirut and major capitals concerned by the Lebanese situation convince that coalition of the inability to change the balance of power.
The escalation initiated by March-14 in denying the right of the Lebanese to resist occupation illustrates the internal dissensions which blow in the ranks of that coalition, the weakness of its external support, and reflects an unparalleled political amateurism. In this context, we can highlight the following factors:
Saudi Arabia sees its sphere of influence gradually reducing and witnesses the dismemberment of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
The West, led by the United States, is lost and does not know how to act after the offensive against Russia in the Ukrainian case. Moscow has prevented Westerners to capitalize on Ukrainian crisis. Germany launches signals on his disagreement with its NATO allies and seems tempted by a Eurasian partnership with Russia.
According to the most optimistic estimates, it is clear that the enemies of the Resistance are unable to launch a global offensive, as had been believed for a moment, by those who have analyzed too simply and too quickly events in Ukraine.
The Israeli attempts to change the rules of the game were met with strong ground realities and responses, some of which remained unknown to the general public and deeply mysterious.
The determination of the Lebanese political forces, allies of the Resistance, and their intelligent management of the confrontation, were due to the stubbornness of the Future and 14 Mars. These political forces have brandished the possibility of binding parliamentary consultations in if the government of Tammam Salam falls. They sent messages to the appointment of a new personality to form a government from which March-14 would be excluded. Unable to stay longer out of the government, the leaders of this coalition are resigned to accept the reference to the Resistance in the Ministerial statement. They felt that the Salam government is the most they can hope for in the current circumstances, where the organization of the presidential election seems very difficult.

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Careful what you wish for in Ukraine

Posted by seumasach on February 24, 2014

“Russia most likely will adopt the same stance towards pro-European Union politicians that the Egyptian military and its Saudi backers took toward Egypt’s the Muslim Brotherhood: let the opposition take the blame for economic and social chaos, and then move in when the country is on its knees.”

It will now become obvious that all the stuff about Ukraine joining EU was nothing but a rouse. It succeeded in drawing protesters onto streets with EU flags but even if they can sideline the militants and restore some kind of order they will not be able to bail out Ukraine given they can barely bailout Greece, Spain etc. Any stable government in Ukraine will turn to Russia for aid by default. I believe this intervention aimed at a civil war as the Western media never ceased to suggest. Yanukovitch’s ceding of power could then have been the masterstroke. The hapless Ashton now heads to Ukraine in a state of blind panic.


Asia Times

24th February, 2014

Western governments are jubilant over the fall of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, a Russian ally. They may be underestimating Vladimir Putin: Russia has the option to hasten Ukraine’s slide into chaos and wait until the hapless European Union acquiesces to – if not begs for – Russian intervention.

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EU welcomes end of Ukrainian protestors’ City Hall occupation

Posted by seumasach on February 17, 2014

Another CIA destabilization campaign bites the dust and so the Ukraine won’t be getting the IMF programme after all. Meanwhile a forlorn “Yats and Klitsch” plead with EU for assistance and ending of visa controls. The Europeans need to reflect on the idiocy of their intervention in this crisis and how someone like Ashton could become their foreign policy spokeswoman.


17th February, 2014

Ukrainian opposition protesters ended a two-month occupation of the City Hall in Kyiv yesterday (16 February), reaching an amnesty offer aimed at easing a stand-off over President Viktor Yanukovich’s rule. The Commission president, José Manuel Barroso, welcomed the move.

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Yanukovich rejects “humiliating” EU-IMF terms

Posted by seumasach on November 27, 2013

‘Don’t humiliate Ukraine’: President defiant over EU deal proposals


27th November, 2013

Ukraine’s president voiced irritation at the European Union over its push to get his country sign a trade deal, calling the pressure ‘humiliating’. Kiev postponed the move citing vulnerability of its economy and triggering massive pro-EU protests.

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The eleven orders of Putin

Posted by seumasach on May 8, 2012

Russia’s key partners for cooperation will be countries and organizations in the CIS. With this in mind, Putin wants to boost the efficacy of the Union State with Belarus, integration between Europe and Asia through the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space, and hopes to establish the Eurasian Economic Community by January 1, 2015. 

The Eleven Orders of Putin: Earmarks for Russia’s development in the next six years


8th May, 2012

President Vladimir Putin has announced 11 Executive Orders within hours of his inauguration. These orders set Russia’s strategic aims in foreign, domestic, social and military policy.

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