Jim W. Dean – The hidden story in Iran’s careful response to new US sanctions was its stepping out front and center with charging the US with supporting state-sponsored terrorism, something long overdue.
Russia continues buying large quantities of gold. In July, Russia’s Central Bank purchased 9.1 tons of gold. According to Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, because of new US sanctions, Russia is forced to start developing a system, within which the dollar will not be needed.
Washington continues to misread Moscow, Russian economist Ivan Danilov writes for RIA Novosti. Instead of “bending to the will” of US policymakers, the Russian leadership clearly signals to Washington that it perceives the White House’s assertiveness not as a sign of strength but as a sign of weakness.
UN, including Beijing., agrees tough sanctions on North Korea banning more than a third of the country’s exports
The United Nations Security Council approved tough new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday including a ban on coal and other exports totaling more than US$1 billion — a huge bite in its total exports, valued at US$3 billion last year.
While Trump is sometimes accused of abandoning the trans-Atlantic alliance and scuttling the post-war order, the president now risks further damage to relations with many in Europe by targeting Russia with fresh sanctions.
I have never been sure what to make of Oliver Stone, a man who likes to portray himself as an opponent of the elite, someone who is not afraid to delve into areas that might cause much embarrassment and annoyance among said elite.
Iran is holding up its end. The US isn’t. Instead, Uncle Sam is switching his rationale for sanctions from “nuclear issues” to “rockets.”
Jim W. Dean – Congress, dragging Trump along, is playing a dangerous game of chicken with Iran, Russia, and the EU, which has finally seemed to have awakened from its slumber of being used as a doormat by the US, on top of its own self-inflicted wounds.
Jim W. Dean – The seeds for this assault on the Iran nuclear deal were planted in Saudi Arabia, and harvested when Trump came and got his big weapons deal, much of it pie in the sky which the Saudis can dial back when they choose.
Berlin announced that the new sanctions proposed by US lawmakers against Russia are in breach of international law, asking the European Union to take countermeasures against the bans, which could also affect European businesses.
The USA is trying to influence Russian elections under the pretext of the fight against corruption
Jim W. Dean – Multiple sanctions on multiple countries should never be lumped into one bill like this. With Russia in it alone, Trump might have sustained a veto; and the ambushers and Russophobes knew this.
Jim W. Dean – The North Korean story is beginning to show signs of the classic exploited event. Trump is hyping the threat about a nuclear missile strike on the US, which is ludicrous.
Jim W. Dean – The EU folks seem to have finally figured it out. If US sanctions can be dished out against Russian interests for any benefit the US wants to secure, then why not use them against others for the same reason?
Editor’s note: When Israel tried to set up Syria by planing evidence of the use of poison gas, Israel aided by Ukraine, Georgia and Turkey, they lost a Dophin submarine overloaded with commando teams, May 2, 2013. Obama and Kerry caught on and blocked efforts to go after Syria. Now we have “Donald,” who says […]
Washington’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Until people of Crimea, the 95% that voted to leave Ukraine, are forced to rejoin and be slaughtered? Wait, I thought that this was what George Soros wanted? UN/TASS/. The United States should keep its anti-Russian sanctions in place as long as Crimea remains a part of Russia, Washington’s UN […]
Bribe to 10.5 billion. Euro? Putin and Sechin gave Trump 19.5% of shares of “Rosneft”? Author, Andrei Illarionov, an economist [Editor’s note: I just watched Trump’s press conference denials. Reviewing the intelligence analysis piece that Comey got many weeks ago and kept secret gave considerable credence to the story below. Trump’s vacuous denials, though lying poorly […]
Jim W. Dean – Trump is slowly moving over from Tweets to having his key staff doing what they are supposed to, roll out the President’s evolving positions to warm the media up. Conway was chosen to remind us that changes are on the way on the Russian front.
Jim W. Dean – This is about what we have been expecting, a fanny covering move by Obama so it could not be said he did nothing. Expect to see 35 US diplomats in Russia ordered to leave soon.
US President Barack Obama delivers remarks as First Lady Michelle Obama looks on during a Hanukkah reception in the East Room at the White House on December 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) US President Barack Obama has declined to sign a bill renewing existing sanctions against Iran, but allowed the legislation […]
Jim W. Dean – While this pettiness is going on, Bibi is about to wrap up getting his $40 billion ten year funding for Israel, all debt financed by American citizens, and then maybe throw the US over to work with the Russians on the next Palestine peace conference.
Iran has moved from number 12 out of 14 of Mid East countries in Foreign Direct investment (FDI). That is an amazing recovery from the regional perspective, with Iran now just behind the Saudis and the UAE, and we are only halfway through 2016.
The sanctions impacted the Iranian oil and gas industry negatively, creating a lack of expendable materials and interchangeable parts at Iranian oil refineries.
Sanctions against Russia have damaged European economies significantly as Russia was a large export market; furthermore, the longer sanctions continue, the greater the long-term damage as Russia finds new sources for the goods it can no longer import
Jim W. Dean – Socrates nailed it when he said, “No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government.”
It has been shown time and again that sanctions hit the little people, that the poorest in society are those that feel the pinch. For that reason alone, sanctions are a bad thing; then add the fact that they often do as much damage to the economies of those enforcing the sanctions as they do […]
Iran has one of the Middle East’s largest militarys. While its military is strong enough to prevent any plans of an intervention in the republic, the conditions of the Iranian military equipment and used technologies aren’t the best.
Jim W. Dean – Iran has stripped bare the lying NeoCons once again, clearly investing most of its released sanctioned funds on badly needed infrastructure improvements and long term trade investment with Westerners beating the doors down, but for the US.
Jim W. Dean – The US continues the “Puff the Magic Dragon” silliness by imposing sanctions on Russian individuals who under Russian law cannot have assets in the US and who have no intention of traveling here anyway, so it is just a cheap theater stunt for the American people.
“The American people are in a very, very sad state right now where corruption has over taken every aspect of our government and there’s really no one or no agency or any part of our government that can be trusted,” Mike Harris told Press TV on Thursday. US reconstruction projects in Afghanistan are “political corruption” […]