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    Alleged foreign underwater vessels in Swedish territory.

    Post  fredleander on Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:17 pm


    You most certainly have followed the uproar about "aliens" in Swedish coastal waters recently. This has resulted in a general trend in Sweden, and the West, to see new threats arising from the "East". Nobody's talking about the threat against the East.

    What suprises me a little is that no (that I have seen) comparisons are made between the recent development and what took place before WW2 started. We have seen the US and their supporters edging themselves onto the Russian borders just like what happened then. Hitler sought partners on Balkan and the Baltic. He positioned himself by invading Poland, Yugoslavia and Greece. Romania and Bulgaria cooperated with him. Finland was hostile after the Winter War 1939-40. Norway and Denmark were occupied. Turkey was under the spell of the British. Czechia was taken over by Germany. And Hitler had Eastern Prussia.

    Today the "West" has almost exactly the same position as the German dictator had then. This probably wouldn't have mattered so much it it wasn't for the fact that when Russia is working itself up from the  deep depression after the break-up of the Soviet Union, it is seen as "expansionist" and aggressive. Even if it's just trying clamber itself back to a reasonable position in the world.

    I only hope Sweden and Finland are able to keep their heads cool and not let themselves be used for vicarious motifs by other states.

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    Re: Cold War II

    Post  kvs on Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:12 am

    The Swedish media has been in pure hysteria mode. It looks like the politicians put pressure on the navy to look for this non-existent
    mini-submarine in response to the media hystria. It all started when some clowns claimed to have seen and photographed the "object".
    Of course, they had no actual proof and from there the media ran with this story. The most inane part was the ridiculous claim that a
    Russian submarine sent an unencoded distress signal.

    What a pile of BS is this story. A mini-sub requires support from other ships in the area or from land bases. None of these are or
    were present in the area. There is also nothing of interest on the Swedish seabed that Russia would send some mini-sub to spy
    on "something". Any sonar nets, etc, are old news and have been there since the cold war era.

    The similarities to the 1930s are there. But I think that bases are a military dinosaur. NATO can put as many of them around
    Russia as it wants. The only issue is missile systems. The so-called missile shield needs a proper response.

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    Re: Cold War II

    Post  Werewolf on Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:16 am

    Entire EU and scandinavian countries are vassals of the US and will do as their master tells them to do. That means the war propaganda against russia will be pitched up over time more and more untill those stupid little countries will burn their hands.

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    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:27 am

    Fred,

    I always compare the current world war with the other world wars. I have here often compared the current stage of the current world war with the Phoney War stage of the previous "world war" (or the world smoke and mirrors).

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    Cold War II

    Post  George1 on Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:37 am

    The Second Cold War, also known as Cold War II or the New Cold War, is a term used for the renewed ongoing tensions, hostilities, and political rivalry between the Russian Federation (beginning under the Obama and Putin administrations) against the United States and the European Union (or entities such as the G7 and NATO)

    Background

    The conflict follows 23 years after the first Cold War ended, which was fought between the United States and the Soviet Union and took place over much of the 20th century, finally ending in December 1991 following the collapse of the Soviet Union. These tensions have gradually escalated over the course of the early 21st century, beginning with NATO expansion into eastern Europe. Russia voiced deep concern over NATO enlargement into former Soviet spheres of influence, as well as concern over the United States national missile defense program feeling both NATO expansion and the US missile defense program as a threat to Russian national security. Russia stated if the USA were to deploy an ABM shield in Poland and Czech Republic, then Russia would respond by deploying Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad. Relations between Russia and the United States were further exacerbated by the 2008 Russo-Georgian War. Relations reached their lowest levels in early 2014 when the Ukrainian government was toppled during the 2014 Ukrainian revolution. During the aftermath of the revolution Russia annexed Crimea, and by August 2014, relations between the United States, European Union, and Russia were claimed to have deteriorated to a point "beyond repair."

    2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine and Syrian Civil War

    Although not strictly the beginning of the crisis, use of the term "Cold War II" and speculation over its appropriateness grew as tensions between Russia and the West escalated through the 2014 Russian military intervention in Ukraine, the Russian involvement in the 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, an action for which pro-Russian separatists were held responsible. By August 2014, both sides had implemented economic, financial, and diplomatic sanctions upon each other. Russia is temporarily suspended from the G8 following their annexation of the Crimean peninsula in March.[6] As such, the G8 summit originally planned to take place in Sochi, Russia earlier in June was cancelled; instead, an alternative G7 summit was held in Brussels, Belgium.



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    Re: Cold War II

    Post  kvs on Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:44 am

    Looks like this time around the "developing" world will not be taken for a ride and will give Uncle Sam and its minions the middle finger. Brazil told
    the EU morons to f*ck off when they tried to put pressure on it not to sell produce that was blocked by Russia from the EU as
    part of retaliatory sanctions.

    There is no ideological basis to the new cold war. Russia is not spreading some sort of destabilization to the rest of the world. It is the
    USA that is exporting revolution and destabilization. I think the blowback will be severe for the USA and it will be the country that the
    "un-west" will try to contain.

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    Re: Cold War II

    Post  George1 on Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:34 pm

    Putin: Russia has no plans to contest with West or build "Iron Curtain"

    MOSCOW, November 23. /TASS/. Russia is not planning to contest with Western countries or erect a new “Iron Curtain,” but the country will struggle for its geopolitical interests and develop its agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Andrei Vandenko, the author of the TASS project Top Officials.

    “We don’t need to contest. We simply don’t need to contest,” he said. “We simply need to calmly implement our agenda,” the president believes.

    Putin is calm about the attempts to pressure Russia from outside. “As soon as Russia rises to its feet, gets stronger and claims its right to defend its interests outside its territory, the attitude to the state and its leaders changes in the twinkle of an eye,” he said.

    He recalled how it was with Russia’s first president, Boris Yeltsin. “In the first stages, the world approved everything. The West received everything he did with unequivocal cheers. But as soon as he spoke up in defense of Yugoslavia, he immediately turned into a drinker and a carrier of all vices in the mind of the Westerners,” Putin reminded.

    “It’s an open secret, of course, that Yeltsin loved to give himself a damp. And was there anyone who did not know about it before? Everyone knew it, but it did not hinder his contacts with the world,” he added.

    “And as soon as the moment came to defend Russia’s interests in the Balkans and he stated it openly, he turned almost into an enemy of the West,” the president stated.

    According to Putin, today the similar situation is around Ukraine. “It is assumed that Russia has interests there but our right to defend them and the people living in those territories is denied,” he said.

    “We are told, why are you pressing forward with the idea of the Russian world all the time, what if people don’t want to live in it? No one is pressing forward with it, which doesn’t mean however that it does not exist,” Putin added.

    “But when Russia begins to speak about it and to defend people and its own interests, it turns into a bad guy at once,” the president said.

    “And do you think it’s the East of Ukraine that really matters? Does the problem lurk in our position on eastern Ukraine or Crimea? Not at all. Were it this particular pretext, any other would be found. And this has always been so,” he said.

    The president is confident that “we shouldn’t fan any passions over it on our side.”

    “One should understand: that’s how the world is functioning. It implies the struggle for geopolitical interests and, consequently, the nation’s significance, as well as the ability to generate a new economy, to resolve social problems, and to improve living standards,” Putin explained.

    “The struggle for geopolitical interests leads to the situation when a country either becomes stronger, resolving its financial, defense, economic and subsequently social issues more effectively, or slides into the category of third-, fifth-rate countries, losing a possibility to safeguard the interests of its people,” he stated.

    The president also said that Russia is not planning to fence itself off from the rest of the world and build new fences. “We are not and will be not,” he said. “We realize the malignity of the ‘iron curtain’ for us,” Putin said.

    “There were periods in the history of other countries, which tried to isolate themselves from the rest of the world and paid very dearly for that, practically by degradation and collapse. Undoubtedly we are not taking this path. And nobody is going to build a wall around us. It is impossible!” the president assured.

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    Re: Cold War II

    Post  kvs on Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:00 pm



    The west is declining relative to the rest of the world. A repeat of Cold War I will not happen.

    As long as Russia acts reasonably, most of the world will not join any Washington instigated crusade
    against it. This is already clear from the events of the last several months. Only NATO is foaming
    at the mount about "Russian invasion of Ukraine". China and India recognized the "annexation" of
    Crimea from the beginning.

    We'll see how long Washington is huffing and puffing when its shale bubble bursts. The US is
    a major energy importer (it is not exporting oil as claimed by various ridiculous media reports,
    it exports some refined products but still needs to import 8 million barrels per day of oil). Washington
    has pushed its quislings in the EU to shoot themselves in the head by sabotaging the South Stream
    project. Supposedly the USA will be shipping "cheap" LNG to Europe and China and the Martians.
    BS. It does not have enough natural gas reserves to start exporting, it is a natural gas importing
    nation. LNG will never be cheap.

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    Re: Cold War II

    Post  George1 on Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:17 pm

    US Plans to Deploy 150 Tanks in Eastern Europe

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    Re: Cold War II

    Post  Zacch-07 on Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:54 pm

    I stumbled across this detailed piece several days ago. All the talks about New Cold War will not end well for both, but will even be worse for the United States.

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    Re: Cold War II

    Post  kvs on Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:19 pm

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/12/09/washingtons-frozen-war-against-russia/

    Worse Than Cold War

    The neocons who manipulate America’s clueless politicians have not got us into a new Cold War. It is much worse. The long rivalry with the Soviet Union was “Cold” because of MAD, Mutual Assured Destruction. Both Washington and Moscow were perfectly aware that “Hot” war meant nuclear exchanges that would destroy everybody.

    This time around, the United States thinks it already “won” the Cold War and seems to be drunk with self-confidence that it can win again. It is upgrading its nuclear weapons force and building a “nuclear shield” on Russia’s border whose only purpose can be to give the United States a first strike capacity – the ability to knock out any Russian retaliation against a U.S. nuclear attack. This cannot work, but it weakens deterrence.

    The danger of outright war between the two nuclear powers is actually much greater than during the Cold War. We are now in a sort of Frozen War, because nothing the Russians say or do can have any effect. The neocons who manufacture U.S. policy behind the scenes have invented a totally fictional story about Russian “aggression” which the President of the United States, the mass media and now the Congress have accepted and endorsed. Russian leaders have responded with honesty, truth and common sense, remaining calm despite the invective thrown at them. It has done no good whatsoever. The positions are frozen. When reason fails, force follows. Sooner or later.

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    Re: Cold War II

    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:07 am

    OPEC, Russia in 'Cold War' Over Falling Oil Prices

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    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:24 pm

    Moscow, US End Nuclear Cooperation Program

    Moscow reportedly told the US that it no longer needs assistance in safeguarding its nuclear sites, according to the Boston Globe.

    MOSCOW, January 20 (Sputnik) – Moscow has decided to end its nuclear cooperation program with the US, saying that it no longer needs assistance in safeguarding nuclear sites located in Russia, the Boston Globe reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation.

    The decision was made late last year, the newspaper says, citing a three-page agreement signed at the meeting held on December 16. According to the newspaper, officials from the US Department of Energy, the US Department of State and the Pentagon, as well as high-ranking Russian officials took part in the meeting.

    The agreement put an end to Russia-US cooperation in protecting weapons-grade uranium and plutonium from being stolen or sold, the newspaper said. The United State has allegedly invested approximately $2 billion in the joint program. Several initiatives were expected to continue at least through 2018.

    The partnership, which had existed between the two countries under a host of Cooperative Threat Reduction programs, had been the most effective form of US-Russian cooperation since the end of the Cold War in the 1990s, according to the Boston Globe.

    The United States reportedly helped Russia destroy huge quantities of weapons-grade nuclear materials – enough to build hundreds of bombs, the newspaper said. It also assisted in equipping Russian nuclear storage facilities with security systems.

    Cooperation between Russia and the United States was frozen across many spheres following Crimea's reunification with Russia. Moscow has denied this allegation, saying the move received the backing of the absolute majority of people in Crimea, most of whom are ethnic Russians.

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    Re: Cold War II

    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:10 pm

    Russia to Keep Up With US, NATO Military Capability

    Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov stated that measures taken by the Russian Defense Ministry to develop the Strategic Nuclear Forces and improve regular troops' capability will not allow the US’ or NATO’s superiority over Russia.

    "The Armed Forces' priority is the quality improvement of the Strategic Nuclear Forces," Gerasimov said.

    The statement comes after US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work's statement Thursday that the growth in Russia’s military spending and modernization over the past decade represents a challenge to the United States.

    "This attitude toward keeping the Strategic Nuclear Forces in the condition of high combat readiness in combination with the quality improvement of the combat potential of the regular troops will prevent the military superiority of the United States and NATO over Russia," Gerasimov said.

    "This year, four missile regiments are planned to be established and equipped with modern missile complexes within the Strategic Missile Forces," he added.

    Gerasimov's statement echoes a pledge by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who reiterated earlier in the day that the Russian military will begin working on the task set by the president to guarantee military superiority upon completion of the state weapons program.

    In late December 2014, Gerasimov said that building up Russia's nuclear forces is one of the military's key tasks for 2015.

    According to latest World Bank data, Russia's military expenditures have outpaced those of the United States over the past four years, showing that US military expenses account for 3.8 percent of GDP while in Russia, it stands at 4.2 percent.

    Increasing numbers of US anti-missile defense systems in the Asia-Pacific region are forcing Russia to take responsive measures, Russian General Staff head Valery Gerasimov said Friday.

    "The American anti-missile defense system has a global character and the US and its allies are increasing the elements of this system in the Asia-Pacific region," Gerasimov said.

    According to Gerasimov, these actions are in breach of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

    "We cannot remain indifferent to the actions of western countries and are forced to take responsive measures," Gerasimov said.

    Last November, Russian Deputy Defense Ministry Anatoly Antonov stated that the US global missile defense system is intended to undermine regional and international security, and poses a serious threat to the Asia-Pacific Region.

    Under NATO's planned missile defense system, radars and interceptors will be placed in phases in several NATO states. The shield will be strengthened by naval forces. In Europe, the United States plans to install an Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defense system in Romania this year and a similar system in Poland by 2018.

    Russia has continuously called on the international community to address the global expansion of the US anti-missile defense shield.

    The Russian Armed Forces will develop a defense plan for 2016-2020 and submit it to President Vladimir Putin for approval in December, Russian General Staff chief Gen. Valery Gerasimov said Friday.

    Gerasimov spoke on a variety of new challenges and threats to Russia's national security, including non-military ones. He said the West was increasingly using political and economic means to place pressure on Russia.

    "This will all be taken into account while developing the Russian Ministry of Defense's plan for the period of 2016-2020, which will be submitted to the president for his confirmation in December of this year," Gerasimov said.

    Gerasimov stressed the plan will focus on maintaining the country's military power, while also addressing the entire spectrum of new threats with the help of other ministries and government agencies. He cited information warfare as one of the challenges that has come to the forefront in the past year.

    Russia and the West have been at odds following the February crisis in Ukraine and Crimea's reunification with Russia in March. In the past few months, the US-led military alliance NATO increased its number of air patrol missions near Russia's borders and deployed warships to the Black Sea.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150130/1017543198.html#ixzz3QJGn3bIQ

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    Re: Cold War II

    Post  fredleander on Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:44 pm

    It should be some comfort to see that not all sources in the US are supporting the reckless drive toward fresh confrontations with Russia. This source is comparing it with the propaganda war build-up before the invasions of Iraq and the tasteless denunciations of Mr. Blix - seemingly the only UN person keeping a cool head at the time.

    http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/

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    Post  George1 on Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:04 pm

    Obama Set to 'Further Isolate' Russia

    White House spokesman announced that US President Barack Obama is determined that the United States must continue its efforts to isolate Russia.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Barack Obama is determined that the United States must continue its efforts to isolate Russia, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

    “I can tell you that the President’s view continues to be that this administration needs to be continually assessing what our strategy is to further isolate the Putin regime in Russia to convince them to re-evaluate their strategy in Ukraine,” Earnest told reporters Monday.

    The United States’ Russia policy has so far been successful, according to the White House spokesman.

    In addition to “uniting the international community around this principle of respecting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of other countries”, the US strategy has helped devalue the Rouble and cause debt evaluators to downgrade Russia’s securities, Earnest stated.

    Relations between Russia and the United States deteriorated greatly in 2014 amid the crisis in Ukraine. Washington, alongside a number of western allies, introduced several rounds of anti-Russia sanctions, blaming Moscow of providing pro-independence militia in eastern Ukraine with military support.

    Russia has repeatedly denied any involvement in the conflict, deeming sanctions as counterproductive and calling on the warring sides in Ukraine to engage in direct dialogue to find a political solution to the crisis.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150203/1017687531.html#ixzz3Qg9HQYQq

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    Post  GarryB on Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:53 am

    WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) — Washington announced additional visa restrictions against Venezuelan officials and their families tied to human rights violations and corruption, according to the statement released by the US Department of State.

    Venezuela should do the same for all US officials in the current administration and the one before it for their complicity in kidnapping and torture and illegal detention... and indeed on spying on the entire worlds population.


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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:52 am

    GarryB wrote:
    WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) — Washington announced additional visa restrictions against Venezuelan officials and their families tied to human rights violations and corruption, according to the statement released by the US Department of State.

    Venezuela should do the same for all US officials in the current administration and the one before it for their complicity in kidnapping and torture and illegal detention... and indeed on spying on the entire worlds population.

    What's even crazier is that they're now grasping straws and trying to associated Venezuela with WMD's:

    'Venezuelan Bomb Plot' a Figment of FBI's–and US Media's–Imagination

    ...To take their oil...err, I mean bring democracy to them!

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    Post  Werewolf on Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:18 am

    Blaming russia for their false flag on ukraine...make enemy
    Blaming North Korea for some shit sony crap movie with a false flag hack/hoax....making an enemy to the public again
    Blaming Venezuela with a Hoax after Iran and Iraq of nuclear weapons...while backing up and vetoing every UN resolution against Israels illegal nukes... and some people have the guts to say Israel does not controll US foreign policy.

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    Post  George1 on Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:26 pm

    Russia to Give ‘Adequate’ Response to NATO’s Expansion

    According to the Russian envoy to NATO, the "serious changes in the military-political situation" along the Russian border will "naturally" lead to changes in Russia's military planning, aimed at ensuring the country's security.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – NATO's recent decision to set up additional command centers in six different countries will inevitably lead to "adequate" changes in Russia's military planning, the country's envoy to the alliance, Alexander Grushko, has told Russian journalists.

    "The opening up of additional military potential along our borders is nothing more than an attempt to exert pressure on Russia," Grushko said, adding that Russia's response will be "adequate" in any case.

    According to the envoy, the "serious changes in the military-political situation" along the Russian border will "naturally" lead to changes in Russia's military planning, aimed at ensuring the country's security.

    On Thursday, the defense ministers of NATO member-states agreed on the creation of six new command and control posts in Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania during a meeting in Brussels. The ministers also announced that NATO's Response Force would be doubled to include up to 30,000 people.

    NATO Chief Admits Russia Poses No Threat to Baltic States, Eastern Europe
    The decision "creates a great risk for Russia", primarily in the Baltics, which could become a region of "military confrontation", Grushko stressed.

    On Thursday, the defense ministers of NATO member-states agreed on the creation of six new command and control posts in Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania during a meeting in Brussels. The ministers also announced that NATO's Response Force would be doubled to include up to 30,000 people.

    The decision "creates a great risk for Russia", primarily in the Baltics, which could become a region of "military confrontation", Grushko stressed.

    The envoy added that the creation of a joint training center in Georgia, announced by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday, will also contribute to geopolitical tensions and the aggravation of regional security.

    "The training center in Georgia is a step that cannot be considered anything but provocation. There is no necessity for NATO to create any [training] centers," Grushko said, stressing that countries in the Black Sea region are capable of ensuring their own security.

    Stoltenberg said at a press conference Thursday, following the Brussels meeting of NATO defense ministers, that the training center, to be set up in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, will train both Georgian and NATO troops.

    NATO's growing presence in Eastern Europe has been the subject of geopolitical tensions, with Russia having expressed growing concern over the buildup of NATO forces along its western border.

    NATO, which has accused Russia of being involved in the Ukrainian crisis, claims that the expansion is aimed at protecting its member-states and allies.

    NATO Weapon Supplies to Ukraine Would Lead to ‘Unpredictable’ Consequences


    If NATO decides to give lethal aid to Kiev, which continues to fight independence supporters in the southeast, it could have "unpredictable" results, Alexander Grushko, has stressed.

    "NATO tells us that it does not supply anything, that lethal arms are not being supplied [to Ukraine]. The NATO leadership draws a line between supplies from the alliance and declares that NATO does not have weapons, all weapons are national, there are no NATO systems per se…however, from the perspective of the situation on the ground there would be no difference whether weapons would be supplied by NATO or separate NATO member-states," Grushko told Russian journalists.

    "In either case, we presume that these deliveries are unacceptable, they would significantly aggravate the situation [in Ukraine] and could lead to the most dangerous and unpredictable consequences", the envoy stressed.

    NATO allies disagree about providing lethal aid to Kiev that launched a military operation against independence supporters in Ukraine's southeast last spring.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed Tuesday that Germany will not provide weapons to Ukraine and will pursue a peaceful solution to the military conflict. However, US Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain continues to urge the Obama administration to provide Ukraine with lethal assistance.

    On Tuesday, Denis Pushilin, the negotiator of the self-proclaimed people's republic of Donetsk (DPR) at the Minsk talks on Ukrainian reconciliation announced that shells with NATO markings have been used in Horlivka in southeastern Ukraine.

    Pushilin also said that US warfare tactics are being used by Kiev forces that are fighting independence supporters in the region.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150206/1017858328.html#ixzz3Qy13kz5l

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    Post  andalusia on Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:26 am

    interesting indeed

    http://moneymorning.com/ext/articles/rickards/cia-insider-breaks-silence-on-global-currency-wars-desktop.php?iris=339220&ad=ramp-xu

    http://pro.moneymappress.com/MMRBS495LG/PMMRR306/?iris=339220&ad=ramp-xu&h=true

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    Re: Cold War II

    Post  George1 on Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:13 pm

    Russia, China Not to Accept America’s Vassalage Status Despite US Pressure

    The US is playing with fire by instigating a military standoff off Russian and Chinese borders, while neither the South China Sea nor Ukraine can be considered America’s backyards; Washington needs to understand that neither Russia nor China will accept its vassalage status, according to the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia.

    The bipolar world ended with the end of the Cold War, the US attempt of a unipolar world has ended up in fiasco, but what is now being suggested as true pluralism and consensus in international relations, is seen by the US as "uncertainty" and "danger", which must be ended by force, the newspaper correspondent Rafael Poch wrote in his blog.

    Washington is now committed to blocking the rise of two large nuclear-armed countries, the journalist says, echoing US economist and a columnist Paul Craig Roberts who served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration.

    To restrain Russia, the US has created the crisis in Ukraine.

    China is now confronted with the Pivot to Asia and the construction of new US naval and air bases to ensure Washington’s control of the South China Sea, now defined as an area of American national interests.

    Just last week US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the US New Maritime Security Initiative at the Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia’s premier security summit held annually in Singapore.

    It comes as ‘the next phase’ of the US rebalances to the Asia-Pacific.

    As it is done with Russia, the bloggers explains, the US regularly resorts to the provocative practice of sending aircraft and warships on patrol just within the limits of the areas of its adversary, which generates constant tensions in the regions.

    Washington however needs to understand that neither Russia nor China will yield to the US pressure and won’t accept the vassalage status prepared for them by the US, as did Europe, Canada, Australia, and Japan.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/world/20150606/1023034681.html#ixzz3cIqLgkHo

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    Re: Cold War II

    Post  kvs on Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:42 pm

    The idiots in Washington think their sanctions games and saber rattling will somehow cut off China and Russia from
    advancing. This is epic retardation. All that will happen is that the USA and its EU vassals will shrivel up as the
    global economy moves on and leaves them behind.

    It is important to point out that NATO and close associates about for half of the world's GDP (I will give the western
    sources of this information the benefit of the doubt and assume they are not inflated numbers). Back during the
    1970s this block accounted for almost 75% of the world's GDP. Clearly the Washington retards are stuck in the
    past and think nothing has changed.

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    Post  George1 on Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:22 pm

    US Would 'Stand Up' to Russian Revival of Soviet Sphere of Influence

    The United States is not going to make an enemy out of Russia, but will counter any effort by Moscow to reestablish the Soviet sphere of influence, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in a speech at the Atlantik Brucke (Atlantic Bridge) conference in Berlin.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Defense Secretary claimed Russia had flouted international law, and destabilized the European security order by annexing Crimea and allegedly supporting continuing violence in eastern Ukraine.

    “We do not seek a cold, let alone a hot war with Russia. We do not seek to make Russia an enemy. But make no mistake, we will defend our allies… We will stand up to Russia's actions and their attempts to reestablish a Soviet-era sphere of influence.”

    Since Crimea’s reunification with Russia, Carter asserted, the United States, NATO and the European Union (EU) “have made clear to Russia that its aggressive actions have no place in today's world.”

    Russia, however, contends NATO has relentlessly expanded eastward breaking solemn commitments given by US leaders before the collapse of the Soviet Union, increasing the threat-level on its borders.

    Moscow has pointed out it is the United States and the European Union that supported the violent coup toppling Ukraine’s democratically-elected President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014, and this set off the secession of Ukraine’s two eastern provinces of Lugansk and Donetsk.

    Since then, the Kiev successor regime of President Petro Poroshenko, backed by Washington, has used heavy artillery and air attacks against cities and villages in Eastern Ukraine.

    Moreover, Russia has pointed out that more than 90 percent of Crimea’s voters chose to reunify with Russia through a democratic referendum.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150623/1023724197.html#ixzz3dulXaqPh


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    Re: Cold War II

    Post  kvs on Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:25 pm

    What's so bad about re-establishing "the Soviet sphere of influence"? Nothing says it will be anti-democratic except for the
    fake NATO "democracies" who are all imperial vassals of the USA. NATO does not get to decide for the rest of the planet what
    is important and how they should live. It is time for NATO to be contained. These clowns have been attempting to dominate
    the planet for centuries. They have a clear record of evil that is also still very much active.

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