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Posts Tagged ‘Russia

Syria and Iran the seeds of World War Three

April 12, 2012

To get some idea of how absurd the Syria situation is, imagine the following scenario: The United States government is under attack by an insurgent group, which lists kidnappings and bombings in its modus operandi. The insurgents are being aided by Canada and Mexico, with Mexico planning to seize some US territory in order to […]

Russia and China drawing a line in the sand in Syria

January 20, 2012

Russia will offer Washington no explanation for arms deliveries to Syria, and together with China, will prevent the U.N. Security Council from approving any military intervention in the conflict-torn nation, its foreign minister said on Wednesday. Using his annual news conference to draw lines in the sand on Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said veto-holding […]

Why Washington wants Putin out

January 16, 2012

Washington clearly wants Russia’s Vladimir Putin out! Hillary Clinton and friends have apparently decided Russia’s prospective next president, Vladimir Putin, is a major obstacle to their plans. Few however understand why. Russia today, in tandem with China and to a significant degree Iran, form the spine, however shaky, of the only effective global axis of […]

Oil Chokepoints and Pentagon repositioning strategy with China

December 11, 2011

It’s no secret that the Pentagon’s “repositioning” strategy implies an undisguised attempt to force … “denial of access” to Chinese shipping and an expanding Chinese blue-water navy. The repositioning now on across Africa and Asia especially concerns chokepoints. Three of the world’s crucial chokepoints are matters of national security for China, in terms of its […]

Russia and the BRICS square off with the Pentagon and NATO

December 2, 2011

Moscow has known for years where the Pentagon wants to tread: Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania. And NATO’s dream is … to turn the Mediterranean into a NATO lake. Few may have noticed when a US State Department spokeswoman cryptically announced that Washington “would cease carrying out certain obligations under the Conventional Armed Forces […]

America’s global position by 2025

January 2, 2011

The three main threats exist to America’s dominant position in the global economy: loss of economic clout thanks to a shrinking share of world trade, the decline of American technological innovation, and the end of the dollar’s privileged status as the global rr. Add to this clear evidence that the US education system, that source […]

Western banks and US Treasury the winners from IMF and World Bank moves

October 23, 2010

Revelations from Joseph Stiglitz, the World Bank’s former Chief Economist, include how the IMF and US Treasury fixed the Russian elections. Most ill-making for Stiglitz is that the US-backed oligarchs stripped Russia’s industrial assets, with the effect of cutting national output nearly in half, causing depression and starvation. Stiglitz also told me about his unhappy […]

The economic effects of Israel invading Iran

June 30, 2010

Pravda’s take on warships looming around Iran: Israel will never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons, and Iran is absolutely determined to continue developing a nuclear program. War between Israel and Iran would not just affect the Middle East – it would have staggering implications for the rest of the globe. 1) The Price Of […]

U.S. Defense Spending Far Outpaces Rest of the World

May 31, 2010

The United States continues to lead the world in defense spending, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centre for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, a U.S.-based non-partisan research organization. In fact, the U.S outspends Russia, the next highest spender, by more than 800 percent. The U.S. defense budget is 15 times that of […]

Pushing for WWIII and blowing billions doing so

April 30, 2010

The Pentagon’s plan to fire ballistic missiles at terrorists isn’t just a nuclear Armageddon risk. It’s a ludicrously expensive way to accidentally start World War III: each weapon could cost anywhere from a few hundred million to $1 billion. The Defense Department wants to spend about $240 million next year on the controversial “prompt global […]