Imagine the feeling an American might get listening at peak volume to Queen's "We are the Champions and We will Rock You" while driving down the main street of Sevastopol, Crimea--Federation of Russia-home to the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea flotilla. More on that later. There are no tanks, no armored vehicles, no soldiers or police
The territorial integrity of Iraq is endangered after the massive offensive of Islamists in June. The Iraqi army left the key cities of Tirkuk, Mosul and Kirkuk, and the Kurdish Peshmerga Army seize the city of Kirkuk. An old Iraqi proverb says: "He who controls Kirkuk, controls Iraq." Will the long-cherished dream of the Kurdish state become true?
In Russia, after Yeltsin's "timelessness," a more or less solid state order was established. In Ukraine, authoritarian presidents would only balance between the interests of newly made oligarchs. The latter were cold to Orthodoxy and its values, so by virtue of their nature, they tried to bind Ukraine tightly to the individualistic Western...
Central banks have the power to create national currencies with accounting entries, and they are traditionally very secretive. We are not allowed to peer into their books. It took a major lawsuit and a congressional investigation to get the Fed to reveal the $16-plus trillion in loans it made to bail out giant banks and corporations after 2008
As so often is the case in foreign affairs, we will never know with precision what is happening in Iraq. The governments involved have reasons to disguise what they are doing, and a number of governments are indeed at work there. The press doesn't spend the resources needed to discover the facts, thus saving government considerable embarrassment
Let there be no doubts - the USA is now a force in international soccer, is a growing force and is here to stay. Maybe this will not be the tournament that the USA reaches the semi-final stage, but the next one might. Klinnsmann has turned the team from a solid and useful group to a talented one.
I wish I had only good news to bring to readers, or even one item of good news. Alas, goodness has ceased to be a feature of US policy and simply cannot be found in any words or deeds emanating from Washington or the capitals of its European vassal states. The Western World has succumbed to evil
Scenario: Costa Rica, the weakest link in the group according to its FIFA classification (28) is the first team to qualify. England (classified at 10) comes home early. Uruguay needs to beat Italy to qualify.
The Europeans are more concerned about their own interests, their own economic crisis, survival or confrontation with the US, in the field of economy - with China. Europe is too much preoccupied with the problem of migrants from Africa and the Arab world. There is no place for Ukraine in all this. All Europe needs right now is heating in winter
It should be noted that it's not only Russians, who like Putin and his work as president. The rating of Mr. Obama has gone down; many Americans believe that he is a liar who takes the country in a wrong direction, etc. The Wall Street Journal conducted a poll, in which highly educated Europeans said "basta" to criticism and sanctions against Russia
American astrophysicists, who previously stated that they had evidence to prove the existence of primary gravitational waves generated by the Big Bang, now say that they are not certain of their discovery. The question of the emergence of gravitational waves at the moment of the Big Bang will be postponed indefinitely
Nationalism was born a long time ago, but still, this ideology moves to the forefront every now and then, taking ugly forms at times. What political errors were made in history and by whom? What stands behind the desire of the West to profit from conflicts and civil wars in other countries? Does the West want to clash peoples?
Poroshenko does not like the Rada Ukraine has today. He does not have the powers that his predecessors had. Poroshenko was bluffing when he said: "I am quite satisfied with Prime Minister Yatsenyuk, I will not look for a replacement." He simply does not have the powers for that under the current Constitution