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Moscow and Washington work together to restructure international relations

Posted by seumasach on October 5, 2015

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

5th October, 2015

While the Atlantist media seem to be falling sick, infected by a sudden attack of the anti-Russian fever, Thierry Meyssan interprets Moscow’s military action in Syria as the first step towards a complete revision of international relations. In his opinion, the important question is not so much whether Russia will save the Syrian Arab Republic from the jihadists, but whether Russia’s army could partially replace the US army in the region in order to guarantee security. Basing his interpretation on an internal document from the Security Council, he affirms that Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama are acting together against the US liberal hawks and neo-conservatives.

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US changes policy on Syria

Posted by seumasach on September 30, 2015

No More Calls for Immediate Toppling of Assad

Sputnik

30th September, 2015

The US has changed its policy on Syria: instead of calling for the immediate ousting of Syrian President Assad, it now says it should be an “orderly, managed transition” unlike the one the US pursued in Iraq, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in his interview with CNN.

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General Allen hands in his resignation

Posted by seumasach on September 28, 2015

Voltairenet

25th September, 2015

According to Bloomberg News, General John Allen, President Obama’s special envoy to the International anti-Daesh Coalition, has handed in his resignation and should be replaced within a month [1].

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There will be no Third World War

Posted by seumasach on September 28, 2015

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

28th September, 2015

The liberal hawks and the neo-conservatives have been unable to provoke the confrontation with Russia for which they were trained during the Cold War. Finally, the voice of reason has prevailed. While discrete negotiations are under way to seek an end to the crisis in Ukraine, Russia and China are preparing to convince the United States and their allies to participate in a global alliance against Islamic terrorism. After 5 years of tension, both the project for the seizure of power by the Muslim Brotherhood – the « Arab Spring » – and the proclamation of a Caliphate have failed. Peace is saved.

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Will US grasp Putin’s Syria lifeline?

Posted by seumasach on September 24, 2015

Robert Parry

Consortium News

22nd September, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin has thrown U.S. policymakers what amounts to a lifeline to pull them out of the quicksand that is the Syrian war, but Official Washington’s neocons and the mainstream U.S. news media are growling about Putin’s audacity and challenging his motives.

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Ukraine tensions easing, but US won’t let go easily

Posted by seumasach on September 15, 2015

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

13th September, 2015

The endgame in Ukraine appears to be struggling to be born. The German account of the meeting of the foreign ministers of the ‘Normandy Format’, which took place in Berlin on Saturday, struck a positive note. ‘Significant progress’; ‘less confrontational’; ‘made headway in some critical things’; ‘very close’; ‘now needs to be further consolidated and secured’ – the expressions used by the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in his media briefing were meaningful. (RFERL).

 

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Russia exposes US’ hidden agenda in Syria

Posted by seumasach on September 15, 2015

Whose “hidden agenda” is the crux of the matter. Probably not Obama’s but other elements inside and outside of his administration.

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

13th September, 2015

The Syrian refugee problem was maturing slowly steadily and would have provided the perfect pretext for a US-led ‘humanitarian intervention’ in that country. But Russia is there first and the best-laid American plan may have gone awry.

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Saudi Arabia, Russia and Iran: Gulf players willing to abandon old narratives

Posted by seumasach on August 11, 2015

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

10th August, 2015

The Iran nuclear deal is yet to cross the Rubicon of approval by the US Congress and the going got a bit tough last weekend with Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Eliot Engel, two top congressional Democrats, announcing their objection to the deal. Schumer claimed he made the decision “after deep study, careful thought, and considerable soul-searching,” while Engel is yet to lay bare his soul. But never mind; the debate in the US looks increasingly surreal.

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Thaw on the horizon?

Posted by seumasach on July 25, 2015

Kerry Seeks Russia’s Help Fighting ISIL

Sputnik News

24th July, 2015

The historic Iran nuclear deal is offering hope of renewed cooperation in the Middle East and a potential warming of US-Russian relations. In the coming weeks, US Secretary of State John Kerry plans to discuss new strategies for combating Islamic State militants with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.

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Victory in Vienna

Posted by seumasach on July 22, 2015

Justin Raimondo

Antiwar

15th July, 2015

The historic agreement signed by the P5+1 and the government of Iran marks a turning point in America’s relations with the world. It reverses the momentum of nearly fifteen years of constant warfare and puts us on a path to peace.

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Obama thanks China’s leader for role in Iran nuclear deal

Posted by seumasach on July 22, 2015

Washington Post

21st July, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is thanking Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) for China’s role in securing the nuclear deal with Iran.

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