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Phil Butler - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the modernization of Russia’s navy.
Jim W. Dean - Is the US military thrust into SE Asia the proverbial 'bull in a China closet' ?
The British SAS and SBS forces were planning on new missions directed against both Russia and China. Precisely what these tasks for the special forces would be was not revealed by the Brigadier, but they will apparently include training forces in the nations of the South China Sea region to counter what the Times described as “Chinese hostility” in the region.
While the trouble brought by the Trump administration to the US-EU relations was expected to disappear on its own after Trump’s defeat in 2020 US presidential elections, this has not happened even after 5 months of Biden’s inauguration as the US president.
When the US president Joe Biden recently waived sanctions on the company overseeing the Nord Stream 2 project, it came as a surprise to many.
Nuland is also famous for using phrases like “Fuck the E.U.” When she was caught red-handed using those words, she blamed Russia for releasing her own words.
"When Alexander Solzhenitsyn began work on a book called 200 Years Together, he was criticized for what touching this taboo issue. His own comments to the press didn’t help the matter, claiming two-thirds of the Cheka (secret police) in Ukraine were Jewish…."
Jim W. Dean - I have to ask who is playing who here? Or is it everybody playing everybody else, like in the Intel world?
In the depths of Lake Baikal, the observatory is designed to detect nature’s ghost particles
Jim W. Dean - US military complex woke up from its slumber, realizing that we could not pull hundreds of billions out of the US budget without some good old fashioned threats.
“The problem in the region is not Iranian activities. It’s a lack of understanding between countries and non-compliance with UN resolutions in the Israel-Arab and Israel-Palestinian conflict.”
Russian researchers say this may be the best-preserved woolly rhino ever found
Donald Trump and his backers have launched the greatest attack on America in our history. It was easier for us to send vast armies to Europe, Asia, and the Middle East than it has been to get rid of the mole in the White House.
Pompeo has accused Turkey of undermining NATO, and is not the only one within the current US “deep state” who think Turkey has gone rogue.
Jim W. Dean - Has this Russian warning been sent prior to a new Syrian-Russian offensive in Idlib to warn Israel not to interfer?
Recently, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Munir Akram handed over to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres a dossier on India’s campaign to promote terrorism in Pakistan by pointing out that it was violation of international law, the UN Charter and Security Council resolutions.
Rekindling US-Russian collaboration on a scale of security issues would unleash greater diplomacy and new instruments like permanent neutrality as a model to secure the geopolitical interests.
One example, on December 4, Russian border guards prevented an attempt by 3 armed men to cross the Russian border from Ukraine. The gunmen resisted detention and opened fire on Russian personnel. As a result of the armed clash, one of the gunmen was eliminated, while two others fled back to Ukraine.
Jim W. Dean - I will predict that anyone teaming up with crooked Erdogan will end up similar to those who might have thought hooking up with deeply flawed Trump was the key to a guaranteed seat at the unipolar sharing of the loot.
The lack of press on the Russian vaccine had the strong smell of Intel Agency psyops all over it. Why? There had never been any mention of the Russians wanting to dominate the market.
Russia is rolling out its Sputnik V vaccine for domestic use despite the fact that late-stage trials have not yet finished
Instead of choosing to echo Pompeo’s idea of building a ‘global coalition’ against China, the European Council has encouraged China to “assume greater responsibility in dealing with global challenges.”
Jim W. Dean - We have traveled overseas when there was a critical need, like my first trip to Syria as an election monitor in 2014.
NATO has taken a low profile in the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, leaving the impression that it may have decided to let matters take their course, which would be the antithesis of NATO's charter mission.
"When Vladimir Putin became president in 2001 he repeated his predecessor’s earlier proposals for Russia’s integration with the West and even a U.S.-Russia alliance, and proved it not just with words, but with deeds." Edward Lozansky
After making a speedy recovery (taking into account the alleged lethality of Novichok), the anti-corruption activist was discharged last week.
Salman Rafi Sheikh -- The “Indo-Pacific Strategy” is largely aimed at entrenching the US in the region with a view to countering the increasing Russian and Chinese economic and political influence.
Jim W. Dean - This news shows how practical Iran is with its open arms to Azerbaijan, despite its having had a long and close relationship with Israel.
“This guy [Putin] gives more interviews, more speeches, it’s all available in English” and “no one paid any attention to what Putin said.”
As MBS orders new desperation cuts in Saudi oil prices, his economy is imploding from all sides—from the stupid Vision 2030 plan to even the traditional oil sector, the source for 87% of the Kingdom budget. The economic decline of Saudi Arabia will have huge geopolitical consequences beyond the Middle East.
In this interview with Sputnik, Sergei Lavrov discusses developments in Syria and Libya.
...by Jonas E. Alexis George Orwell once said: “One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that: no ordinary man could be...
Russia also has anti-vaxxers and conspiracy tales about vaccines.
Jim W. Dean - VT is back up after being hacked for several hours when one of two key stories were up -- on the Saudis shifting tactical nukes to Turkey to be closer to the NW Syrian battleground, and the NATO tripwire to drag the US into a wider conflict.