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March 02

ARGENTINA’S GDP GETS BOTOX

Argentina’s nubile president Cristina Kirchner says she ‘was born wearing makeup’ however, vanity is hardly Ms. Kirchner’s only sin.  The veracity of her finance minister’s reported GDP growth rate is questioned by everyone including the all important IMF.  In fact, IMF head Christine Lagarde (an alluring woman for her age as well) has given Ms. […]

Dante Ruffalo Alicia Moritz January 28

STICK TO THE EURO, NOT THE GYRO

The Troika is a reference to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission (EC).  The troika is the economic powerhouse in charge of the bailout funds for southern European nations.  They are not a well liked group by citizens in these desperate countries because they control the purse strings […]

BRIEF SYRIA UPDATE

The OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) reports that almost all of Syria’s chemical weapons have been delivered to the U.S. ship Cape May to be destroyed.  As of today, 31.8% of Category 1 and 2 chemical weapons have been neutralized at sea by the U.S. ship. One would think this to be […]

May 17

DILUSIONS OF A DONETSK REFERENDUM

According to Western media, on May 11th, the people of Donetsk ‘overwhelmingly’ voted in favor of a referendum for independence granting Mr. Putin yet another score in his exhaustive and successful information war.  The palimpsest of cold war propaganda, revitalized through control of Russian media, had once again afforded the voracious Russian president another jewel […]

May 02

MRS. MERKEL’S SECRET CRUSH ON PUTIN

Germany’s Chancellor is in Washington today to discuss among other things the NSA wiretap on her cel phone. The privacy concern is to distract the viewer from her real reason for crossing the Atlantic. German business lobby is pushing Mrs. Merkel to abstain from the U.S. Imposed sanctions against Russia. Why would the leader of […]

April 21

SYRIA’S SUFFERING CONTINUES

The role of U.S. Secretary of State is to be the President’s chief foreign affairs adviser and to conduct negotiations relating to U.S. foreign affairs.  It is distinctly not a decision making role.  However, on September 9th, John Kerry was asked by a reporter if a strike in Syria (to stop the Assad regime) could […]

April 07

DON’T ASK DONETSK- PUTIN PROPAGANDA CONTINUES

Today U.S. media report ‘pro-Russia’ demonstrators take over government buildings in the Ukraine city of Donetsk.  Why American journalists believe what Russia state TV tells them is baffling.  It is nothing but a further extension of Mr. Putin’s fanciful propaganda campaign. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said there is strong evidence FSB operatives (the […]

March 29

PUTIN BRAINWASHES AMERICA

When the West won the Cold War, they incorrectly assumed the strategy employed by our former Soviet adversaries was so fundamentally flawed their collapse was both foreseeable and inevitable.  This may have in part been true, but that is not to say the USSR was a failure at everything.  Our short-term memory of what Russia […]

Dante Ruffalo, Alicia moritz March 24

HOW ABOUT TRYING SANCTIONS THAT WORK?

The EU, as a whole, imports about one third of its oil and gas from Russia making it difficult for the monetary union to back sanctions against Mr. Putin.  Further, former Eastern European countries are significantly more reliant on Russia as their fuel source with Lithuania importing over 90% of its fuel needs from the […]

alicia moritz DANTE RUFFALO March 22

“THE MOLDOVA PLEASE.”

For an unknown reason, everyone outside the media, including both Republican and Democratic Congressmen, foreign policy analysts and Ian Bremmer (an expert on states in transition)  have known literally for months that Mr. Putin has the grand aspiration of reuniting the USSR under the auspices of a trade agreement known as the Eurasian Union. The […]

dante ruffalo alicia moritz March 16

GAY NEO-NAZIS TAKE OVER UKRAINE!

Watching the BBC’s recent piece ‘exposing’ the neo-Nazi stronghold on the Ukraine government was slightly reminiscent of seeing Mel Brooks musical ‘The Producers’ in which a closeted gay Adolf Hitler dances across the stage wearing a sequin swastika while singing Springtime for Hitler. Both are fictional pieces, one is entertainment, the other proffered as investigative […]

dante ruffalo alicia moritz March 14

BRITISH LIES, PUTIN FLIES

After a vitriolic and public twitter war between BBC Chief Political Correspondent Norman Smith and myself, which revealed both Mr. Smith’s passion in pursuit of his beliefs as much as it did his immaturity for a man of his age and credential, I took it upon myself to read the entire Ukraine Constitution. Here is […]

Alicia Moritz Dante Ruffalo March 14

CRIMINY CRIMEA!

Mr. Putin wants nothing more than to be recorded by history as the man who reassembled the USSR and brought home to mother Russia the lost rapscallion of Perestroika and Mikhail Gorbechav.  Sunday’s vote in Crimea is his next and greatest step because, if successful, annexation of Crimea by Russia creates a very dangerous precedent […]

Dante Ruffalo alicia Moritz March 11

Nope, no sanctions here…

Angela Merkel’s opposition to sanctions against Russia is because Germany imports one third of its oil and gas from Russia and Russia ranks 11th in total consumption of German exports making the countries economically intertwined.

Dante ruffalo Ukraine Alicia Moritz March 08

CHESS PRO PUTIN PUTS THE WEST IN CHECK

Chess is a game of strategy and tactic.  A good player knows winning requires a long-term goal of noticing opponent’s weakness, watching for opportunity, lulling them into a false sense of security, then cutting them off from all means of escape. If this stratagem sounds reminiscent  of the cold war era, it should.  In fact, […]

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