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The Politics of Red Lines: Putin’s takeover of Crimea scares U.S. leaders because it challenges America’s global dominance

Originally posted on Ahaa:
http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2009/top10_military_planes_alt/b2_spirit.jpg The current Ukraine crisis is serious and threatening, so much so that some commentators even compare it to the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.Columnist Thanassis Cambanis summarizes the core issue succinctly in The Boston Globe: “[President Vladimir V.] Putin’s annexation of the Crimea is a break in the order that…

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 30

WHY U.S. WON’T SANCTION RUSSIA

Quick note on why the U.S. is so reluctant to invoke more stringent sanctions against Russia, Vladimir Putin and those involved in anarchy of Eastern Ukraine. If the U.S. imposes sanctions on accounts of Russian provocateurs any action intentional or otherwise with these accounts by the bank that holds them could result in the Federal […]

Dante Ruffalo April 13

EVIDENCE OF RUSSIA DESTABILIZATION OF UKRAINE

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release April 13, 2014 MEDIA NOTE Evidence of Russian Support for Destabilization of Ukraine On April 12, armed pro-Russian militants seized government buildings in a coordinated and professional operation conducted in six cities in eastern Ukraine. Many of the militants were outfitted in bullet-proof vests […]

dante ruffalo alicia moritz April 13

UKRAINE- WHAT THE MEDIA MISSED

FOR THOSE WHO QUESTION THE ACCURACY OF MY ANALYSIS OF THE UKRAINE, COMPARE THE DATES OF MY POSTINGS WITH THE FACTS LISTED BELOW FROM THIS APRIL 13, 2014 STATEMENT FROM A SPOKESPERSON AT THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT.   U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release April 13, 2014 FACT SHEET Russian […]

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 […]

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 […]

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