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Putin, Erdogan have a deal on Syria

Posted by seumasach on August 13, 2016

Russia enters into a military alliance with a NATO member: a historic shift of immense proportions. The ball is in the court of the EU/USA now: to accept a new reality or to continue in the futility of new cold war, anti-Russian hysteria. Turkey, as many predicted has emerged as a pivotal power in the 21st century. Like Russia it looks both East and West and towards the unification of the “world island” as Mackinder termed it: a free trade area from Lisbon to Vladivostok no longer looks so far away. All this as Washington shifts towards Oceanic retrenchment and the vagaries of “containment” of China. We are not moving forward in a straight line but we are moving forward.


Asia Times

13th August, 2016

After Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg, Ankara says the next administration in Syria should be inclusive and secular so that everyone can live with their beliefs. This is as close as Turkey has ever come to accept that Assad has a legitimate role to play.

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Juncker says EU needs a better attitude towards Russia

Posted by seumasach on October 13, 2015

The chaos resulting from the destabilisation of Libya and Syria, for which Europe cannot escape responsibility, have at least triggered a decisive shift towards a more independent European foreign policy

Deutsche Welle

8th October, 2015

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has warned that Europe’s refugee crisis will continue for “years.” He also criticized Western countries for ostracizing Russia amid growing tensions.

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Shadow of a NATO-Nazi gunman

Posted by seumasach on February 23, 2014

Cailean Bochanan

23rd February, 2014

William Hague has decreed by twitter (for it is thus that the destiny of nations is settled) that he  and his opposite number Steinmeier have agreed to support “a new government” in Ukraine. Which new government would that be?: not the one Steinmeier signed an agreement with on Friday but, implicitly,  the armed insurrectionists who now hold power in Kiev. We’re used to Anglo-American contempt for international law but the Germans are meant to be sticklers for the rules. They haven’t done anything like this since allowing Vladimir Lenin to return to Moscow through Germany with, allegedly, a wad of cash on his person. Supporting a NATO-Nazi coup d’etat shows the Germans not to be the politically correct old fuddy-duddies they appear to be. And it won’t just be politically incorrect, it will be politically disastrous. Who set this trap for Europe’s soon to be defunct leadership? Putin and Obama are looking relaxed about it: is this the latest fruit of their “reset” in a week that Obama also effected a regime change lite in Saudi Arabia with the removal of Assad’s arch-enemy Prince Bandar Bush.

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Ukrainian President: Opposition crossed line with call to arms

Posted by seumasach on February 19, 2014

This kind of mob violence recalls Britain’s own turbulent and violent political past. In 1780 mobs  marched on parliament and rioted for a week leaving massive death and destruction in their wake. Like this violence in Ukraine it was clearly orchestrated from above, in that case with a view to intimidating the Whigs’ great enemy, George 3rd, who they wished to replace with the Prince of Wales who had been groomed to rule on their behalf. Only a fool would see this mob rule as some kind of democratic process. Western support for attempted coup d’etats in other people’s countries makes a complete mockery of the ideas of sovereignty and democracy everywhere and leading mob cheerleaders will be completely discredited.


19th February, 2014

KIEV, February 19 (RIA Novosti) – Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said Wednesday that opposition activists had crossed the line by calling for supporters to take up arms at mass protests intended to oust him from power.

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Putin proposes Lisbon to Vladivostok free trade area

Posted by seumasach on November 26, 2010

Merkel said a free trade area between Russia and the European Union was “more of a question for the future.”

Deutsche Welle

25th November, 2010

During his visit to Berlin, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin voiced hope that his country could join the World Trade Organization (WTO) next year, saying that he thinks it “is possible and our wish.”

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