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South Atlantic: Britain May Provoke New Conflict With Argentina

Posted by seumasach on March 1, 2010


Rick Rozoff

Voltairenet

24th February, 2010

Since the 1982 war against the United Kingdom, Argentina has attempted to settle the Falkland/Malvinas Islands sovereignty dispute through diplomatic channels. But news that a British company has launched oil exploration in the area has brought bi-lateral relations to a new low. The U.K. should be reminded that the balance of power has shifted, as Latin America has steadily moved towards higher regional integration and greater independence from Washington and its allies. As Hugo Chávez bluntly put it to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II: ’The time for empires is over!’ And Argentina no loger stands alone as it did in 1982.

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An Inconvenient Truth About Ukraine

Posted by seumasach on October 20, 2009

Mat Rodina

16th October, 2009

The West, which itself in ever more hypocritical fashions, loves to lecture nations about not meddling in other nations’ politics, while itself acting like a brazen bully and mafiosa, buying politicians and political parties, setting up puppets and rigging elections, has found a rather inconvenient truth in Ukraine.

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China dips its toe in the Black Sea

Posted by seumasach on August 1, 2009

M K Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

31st July, 2009

Like the star gazers who last week watched the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, diplomatic observers had a field day watching the penumbra of big power politics involving the United States, Russia and China, which constitutes one of the crucial phenomena of 21st-century world politics.
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NATO attack on Serbia: 1999- 2009 ” there is no humanitarian war “

Posted by seumasach on March 22, 2009

Zivadin Jovanovic, last minister of Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia, interviewed in Belgrade by Vanessa Stojilkovic & Zoran Jevric for InvestigAction http://www.michelcollon.info

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Spain will never recognise Kosovo – Zapatero

Posted by alfied on March 12, 2009

Spain will never recognise Kosovo - ZapateroUNITED: Serbian president Boris Tadic, left, and Spanish prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero  March 9 2009

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Balkans: Staging Ground For NATO’s Post-Cold War Order by Rick Rozoff

Posted by seumasach on February 11, 2009

Rick Rozoff
Global Research

9th February, 2009

The world hasn’t begun to recover from the events of 1991, a true annus terribilis whose watershed nature was insufficiently appreciated at the time and has been practically ignored since.

The year initiated the first attempt in history to enforce worldwide military, political, economic and cultural unipolarity; the advent in earnest of neoliberalism with all the devastating economic and social consequences it has wrought since then; the genesis of US-led and Western-supported air, ground, counterinsurgency and proxy wars against defenseless targets from the Middle East to the Balkans, South Asia to Africa.

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Moscow, Tehran force the US’s hand

Posted by seumasach on February 9, 2009

M K Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

6th February, 2009

It may seem there could be nothing in common between the blowing up of a bridge in the Khyber, the usage of an air base nestling in the foothills of the Pamirs and the launch of a 60-pound (37.2 kilogram) satellite into the night sky that will circle the Earth 14 times a day.

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Ukraine’s presidential party quits ruling coalition

Posted by seumasach on September 3, 2008

Yulia Tymoshenko seems the epitomy of the pro-American asset , and virulently anti-Russian; yet here she is being accused of siding with the Russians and refusing to condemn their military action in Georgia. The new zeitgeist is pragmatic rather than ideological: events seem to be leading and people just following and the events are leading us to the collapse of Anglo-Saxon  leadership in the world and, perhaps, also the end of a much longer historical period, dating from the  death of Demosthenes and the collapse of Athenian democracy, in which empire and oligarchy and their corresponding philosophical outlook have, generally, held sway.

KIEV, September 3 (RIA Novosti) – Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko’s party officially pulled out of the ruling pro-Western coalition on Wednesday amid a government dispute over presidential powers and the Georgia-Russia conflict.

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Ukraine’s pro-Western government on brink of collapse

Posted by seumasach on September 3, 2008

Yahoo
KIEV (AFP) – The party of Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko decided to quit the pro-Western governing coalition on Wednesday, plunging Ukraine into a new political crisis as relations with Russia worsened.
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NATO should collapse just like the USSR did, Putin believes

Posted by seumasach on June 18, 2008

Pravda

3rd June 2008

Vladimir Putin’s recent visit to France, which ended May 30, left European mass media in mixed feelings. Respectable newspapers, like Britain’s The Times or Switzerland’s Neue Zurcher Zeitung, wrote in their articles that Putin had received an inappropriate welcome in Paris, which did not match his official position of the prime minister. European journalists were surprised to see that Putin’s meeting with his French counterpart Francois Fillon was held without reporters. To crown it all, President Sarkozy invited Putin for private dinner.

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