Posts with tag russia

Russia and China Preparing Alternative Banking Architecture

James Corbett, April 15 2017

...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.

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The Preacher

Bob Rinear, July 26 2017

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”.

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US Sanctions on Russia: Dagger At the Heart of Europe

James Corbett, July 29 2017

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.

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Russia’s New Ambassador to Washington

Stephen Lendman, August 23 2017

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.

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The Foreign Collusion Story that MSM Isn’t Reporting

James Corbett, December 16 2017

Democrat. Republican. When it comes to this collusion story, there’s no real difference.

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Memo Mania

Bob Rinear, February 7 2018

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.

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From Poisoned Spies to WWIII

James Corbett, March 17 2018

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...

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Random Thoughts

Bob Rinear, July 18 2018

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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Russia Meddled in Britain’s June 2016 Brexit Referendum?

Stephen Lendman, November 20 2019

Ignore their managed news misinformation and disinformation fake news. Follow reliable independent media, mainly online – the only way to stay informed on what’s vital to know.

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Did Russia Just Undergo Regime Change?

James Corbett, January 25 2020

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.

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The Battle for the Arctic Heats Up

Bob Chapman, June 13 2020

This event may not have received as much coverage as the other groundbreaking stories of 2020, but it is important.

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Illegal US Sanctions War on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

Stephen Lendman, June 17 2020

Unacceptable policies supported by the Trump regime and most congressional members threaten to fracture US relations with countries like Germany.

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Unthinkable

Bob Rinear, June 12 2021

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?

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Eurozone Heavily Energy Dependent on Russia - The Stakes (and Prices) Just Got Higher

Guest Writer, February 26 2022

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.

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WEST AND RUSSIA UNVEIL NUCLEAR OPTIONS - One is Figurative, the Other Real

Guest Writer, March 2 2022

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.

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SOARING OIL & GAS PRICES PRESSURING INFLATION EVEN MORE

Guest Writer, March 9 2022

Prices at the gas pump are soaring toward an all-time high, but drivers appear to be saying, oh well—for now anyway.

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Decadent EU Regimes Hell Bent for Self-Destruction

Stephen Lendman, June 1 2022

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.

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