...no one of these stories is a silver bullet, but they're all related and point in the same direction: China and Russia are preparing for the split with US-dominated financial architecture.
Now, it’s no secret that Trumps getting pushback from every single direction imaginable. The Media is relentless, the left is relentless. He’s constantly mocked, derided, challenged, resisted, etc. Yet so far, they haven’t been able to get him “out”.
Despite tough talk from Brussels (and Berlin) about “retaliation” over these new measures, no shots will be fired, no diplomatic relations broken, no dramatic shifts away from Washington and toward Moscow will be taking place.
Antonov now has the dubious honor to be in the eye of the Russia/US diplomatic storm close up in Washington. It may seem at times like operating behind enemy lines.
Democrat. Republican. When it comes to this collusion story, there’s no real difference.
So Flynn pleads guilty to making false statements and the Judge accepts the plea. But then shortly after that judge was taken off the case, with no public reason given. But wait this all gets better. Really.
if there is a bright side, is that this incident probably won't lead to WWIII. Directly. Yet. But it is one more step along the path to outright conflict. And however much some might take solace in the fact that this is all a stage show between two sides that are being controlled by the same deep state forces...
Either Trump is every bit the uneducated, uncouth, ill-prepared, bumbling idiot that the left suggests, OR, he’s playing a sophisticated game here.
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So, if we were to craft a headline for this article that avoided Betteridge's Law, what would it be? "Something Just Happened in Russia But No One Is Sure Precisely What." Hmmm.
This event may not have received as much coverage as the other groundbreaking stories of 2020, but it is important.
Unacceptable policies supported by the Trump regime and most congressional members threaten to fracture US relations with countries like Germany.
Over in Russia they’ve asked all foreign migrant workers to return home by June 15th. Why would they do that? Russia has a labor shortage to begin with, so they use Asian’s to bolster the workforce. Why send them home?
The US has requested that Americans living in Russia should come home. When? By June 15th if possible. Why? Why kick out the migrant workers and why have US Citizens come back? Why will Visa’s to Russia not be given out any more?
Catherine Clifford writes that Europeans had already been suffering under high energy prices in the months leading up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Those prices, and others, surged after Russia crossed the Ukrainian border, with international benchmark Brent crude oil breaching the $100 per barrel mark for the first time in 8 years.
Natural gas prices were at least 6.5% higher after the invasion and were up about 2% as of midday Thursday.
And on Tuesday, Germany halted the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, which was intended to double the flow of Russian gas directly to Germany.
Sad to say, but the European Union is heavily dependent on Russian energy sources, which Clifford says is becoming “increasingly unsustainable.”
The EU, however, is reportedly planning energy independence from Russia. That plan was expected to be announced by the European Commission next week.
Felix Salmon writes that until last weekend, Russia's invasion of Ukraine looked quaint, with “columns of tanks, prisoners of war [and] bombed buildings.”
As a new week unfolds, however, the U.S., Canada and Europe on one side and Putin on the other have rolled out their respective nuclear options—the former three financial, the latter literal—although neither has actually been used.
The stakes couldn’t be higher. This is no longer just about Ukraine. It’s quickly evolved into a full-blown confrontation between nuclear powers.
Salmon fears if the conflict continues to escalate like a hundred-yard sprint, the unthinkable could quickly become a reality.
Prices at the gas pump are soaring toward an all-time high, but drivers appear to be saying, oh well—for now anyway.
EU sanctions on Russia — as demanded by the bloc’s US master — have had a boomerang effect.
Instead of harming their intended target — largely self-sufficient Russia — they’re biting the hands and shooting the feet of bloc nations.
After weeks of toing and froing debates, what passes for EU “leaders” agreed on a sixth round of self-destructive sanctions on Russia.
They include delisting Russia’s Sberbank — one of the nation’s two largest banks — from the so-called SWIFT international payment system.