Russian President Vladimir Putin saved the country from falling apart, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said during the presentation of his new book 'After the Kremlin.' Gorbachev also commented on the situation in Ukraine and NATO expansion.
Israeli police have fired a rubber bullet at a five-year-old Palestinian boy’s face as he was getting out of a school bus on his way home, the child’s family told Palestinian media. He sustained a skull fracture under his eye.
Movimentações financeiras suspeitas na conta que o ex-primeiro ministro tem na Caixa Geral de Depósitos fizeram soar o alarme do sistema central de informação do banco. Saiba como funcionam os 'alertas bancários' em caso de suspeitas de branqueamento de capitais.
Even facing what under any circumstances is a perfect storm; President Putin delivered an extremely measured performance at his annual press conference and Q&A marathon.
The perfect storm evolves in two fronts; an overt economic war – as in siege by sanctions - and a concerted, covert, shadow attack to the heart of the Russian economy.
Washington’s endgame is clear: impoverish and defang the adversary and force him to meekly bow to the ‘Empire of Chaos’s’ whims. And bragging about it all the way to “victory.”
The problem is Moscow happens to have impeccably deciphered the game – even before Putin, at the Valdai Club in October, pinned down the Obama doctrine as “our Western partners” working as practitioners of the “theory of controlled chaos.”
Interesting news this morning: Khasan Zakaev, one of the terrorist which organized and executed the 2002 attack against the Dubrovka theater in Moscow and an aid to Shamil Basaev was arrested in Crimea when he tried to enter from the Ukraine with false documents.
Khasan Zakaev I very much doubt that Zakaev wanted to visit Crimea to enjoy the beautiful sights, sample the local cuisine or to relax on the seashore. Not coming from the Ukraine. Not with fake documents. In fact, I would argue that it is pretty darn obvious that if he took the huge risk of entering not just any Russian territory, but a highly monitored and secured one, he was there on a mission.
Considering the quasi-official Ukrainian support for Wahabism in Chechnia, it is also superlatively likely that the SBU knew about this mission and, at the very least, gave its tacit support for it. After all, since members of the Ukrainian Rada did openly support the recent terrorist operation in Grozny, and since a former commander of the Azov death squad and now Member of the Rada openly called for the murder of Ramzan Kadyrov, it only makes sense for the Ukrainian Nazis to be sending Chechen Wahabis into Russia to commit more terrorist attacks.
US supplied TOW anti-tank missiles have ended up in the hands of Jabhat Al Nusra, Syria’s branch of Al Qaeda. The US provided the missiles to CIA vetted Syrian rebel faction Harakat Hazm in May. A video posted by Al Nusra shows the weapons being used to take over Syrian military bases, Wadi Deif and Hamidiyeh in Idlib province.
A story that should have been headline news of Obama’s arming of Al Qaeda across all US media, largely went unnoticed. The only evidence of the story in the mainstream media can be found in the International Business times and the Washington Post. However both articles try to cast doubt on the claims that Al Nusra has TOW missiles, choosing to quote the Syrian Opposition Council spokesman Oubai Shahbandar who downplayed the incident, calling it an “Al Nusra psyop”. The New York Times did not headline the story and instead buried the information in an article headlined “2 Military bases in Syria Fall to Rebels”. However, The New York Times claimed the TOW missiles may have plaid a central role in Jabhat AL Nusra’s takeover of the bases.
Contrary to Shahbandar’s and the mainstream media’s insinuation that the evidence is an ‘Al Nusra pysop’, it is known that the US armed and trained Harakat Hazm group had signed a ceasefire agreement with Jabhat AL Nusra in November in the same region of Idlib Province. At that time Al Nusra had claimed TOW and Grad missiles were now in their hands. First appeared: http://journal-neo.org/2014/12/27/us-armed-rebels-gave-tow-missiles-to-al-qaeda/
By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 25 December 2014: The body of the kidnapped teenaged daughter of an Egyptian couple killed near Sirte two days ago has been found. The Tripoli-based news agency LANA said that Sirte’s Ibn Sina hospital confirmed this evening that the body of Catherine Magdy Sobhi Tawfik was found 17 kilometres west of Sirte. Her Coptic Christian parents were brutally murdered in their home on Tuesday, a spokesperson for Sirte Local Council told the Libya Herald. Catherine was abdu
The right-wing city council of Angouleme in southwest France has come under fire for banishing homeless people from its city center, after it installed cages that completely cover benches used by local hobos.
Libyan civilians have been subject to targeted killings, forced displacement and acute humanitarian conditions amid an escalation in fighting in the North African country, a new United Nations human rights report has warned.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov shares his stance on everything that has happened in the past year. He sat down with RIA Novosti to discuss the subjects of Russian-NATO relations, the Ukrainian crisis, the Arctic race, the ongoing conflict in Syria and the emergence of the eastern giant - China.
"To have a bond market in which the purchasers of bonds have to pay a fee in order to have a negative real interest rate makes no sense. When you buy a bond you are automatically getting back less than you paid for it. What sense does that make when the United States' debt is exploding and when the money supply is exploding? It makes no sense at all. No American markets make any sense — they’re (all) rigged.
I think (in 2015) the world will start to see the realignment of power as it drifts away from the West toward Russia, China, India, the BRICs, and the states who ally with them such as South American countries who are tired of American imperialism. You will see a shift in the balance of power that will be unfavorable to Washington.”
El Consejo Europeo de Relaciones Exteriores y el gabinete estratégico Friedrich Ebert Stiftung acaban de llegar más o menos a la misma conclusión:
Si el peligroso enfrentamiento entre la UE y Rusia respecto a Ucrania no se resuelve, la UE podría enfrentar, hasta 2030, una concentración militar en Europa oriental, una nueva carrera armamentista con la OTAN como protagonista y una “zona de inestabilidad” semipermanente del Báltico a los Balcanes y el Mar Negro.
Lo que esos dos grupos de expertos no reconocen –y no reconocerán jamás– es que un nuevo “arco de inestabilidad” –del Báltico al Mar Negro, como yo y otros analistas independientes hemos destacado– es exactamente lo que el imperio del caos y su brazo armado –la OTAN– postulan para impedir una integración más estrecha en Eurasia.
A propósito, el Pentágono descuella en la fabricación de “arcos de inestabilidad”. El anterior fue –y sigue siendo– masivo y se extiende del Magreb a Xinjiang en China occidental pasando por Medio Oriente y Asia Central.
Moscú ha identificado totalmente el complot. El Ministro de Exteriores Sergey Lavrov, una vez más, lo dejó bien claro, en detalle.
Y crucialmente, algunos sectores influyentes en Alemania también lo hicieron, como lo hicieron miembros de la elite cultural al destruir la noción de una nueva guerra en Europa: “No en nuestro nombre”.
Lo mismo se aplica a los que siempre predican más cooperación transatlántica, ensalzan el papel “definidor” de EE.UU. en Alemania y elogian efusivamente a Alemania como país más estadounidense en Europa; es el caso del periódico Frankfurter Allgemeine, conocido como centro del establishment político y económico en Alemania.
Todavía se encuentra en un estado embrionario y todavía no ha llevado a la Canciller Angela Merkel a ver la verdad, pero una reingeniería de procesos de las relaciones atlantistas ya está en progreso en Alemania. La guerra de SWIFT.