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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 […]

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 […]

March 30

TEA PARTY DOLTS CHAFE MS. LAGARDE

The IMF plays a key role in global economic stability.  To summarize what it does, the IMF maintains the ability of small countries (exporters in the context of globalization) to continue selling cheap goods (such as Nike shoes) to rich countries like the U.S. for prices less than what it would cost to manufacture 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 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 Alicia Moritz February 28

UKRAINE POLITICAL CRISIS TURNS ECONOMIC

The Ukraine’s recent political crisis, albeit significant, has detracted from an underlying problem which persists and is a large part of the reason for the conflict. The Ukraine acting president says the country will return to a path of European integration.  This was the direction the Ukraine was headed before Valdimir Putin coaxed the former […]

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