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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

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


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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