Who's in charge? Certainly not the bought-and-paid-for-moderates that Washington and the EU hoped to install as the new government of Ukraine. The agreement that the Washington and EU supported opposition concluded with President Yanukovich to end the crisis did not last an hour
It was Fatherland Defenders Day yesterday in Russia and a great day to remember. The 2014 Sochi Olympics were a great success for Russia and a crown for the men who fought and served Russia in the past. We were number one with 13 GOLD, 11 SILVER and 9 BRONZE MEDALS
Get enough thugs together, pussy-foot around allowing them to do what they want, and pretty much anything is possible. You get people shooting at police, you get criminals released from jail, you get terrorists and traitors trespassing and thieving in the Presidential Palace. But there is no bezplatno, free lunches do not exist.
Western propaganda about Ukraine, Syria, Venezuela, and a host of other so-called "human-rights files" around the world, is being churned out on an industrial scale these days. Today, the US is a dangerous, destabilizing force, though one quickly running itself ragged. Who knows, it may have run aground already
The Ukraine turned to Russia and the failure of Soros' Orange revolution are obvious. US ambassador McFaul resigned the day after the American style shooting in Moscow. He succeeded for a while in the overthrow of the Ukraine. He failed in overthrowing Russia and keeping Putin out of office
On 12th September last year, Syria's President al-Assad committed to surrender Syria's chemical weapons, with the caveats that the United States must stop threatening his country and supplying weapons to the terrorists. He has been as good as his word. The same cannot be said for the US and its boot licking allies.
If we want to deal adequately with any problem or conflict, first of all we need to be courageous enough to acknowledge the truth, including any truth about ourselves. Why is this so difficult? Why have we become afraid of the truth?
Many are the countries whose politicians speak endlessly about an ethical foreign policy, yet when we see what really happens behind the scenes, how their agencies and special forces operate, we get a shocking glimpse into the type of policies which would have made Machiavelli proud. Will Humankind ever globalize ethics?
"The degradation of mainstream American press coverage of Russia, a country still vital to US national security, has been under way for many years," Professor Stephen Cohen wrote in his recent article for The Nation, speaking about the attitude of US press towards the Olympic Games in Sochi and President Vladimir Putin.
'The Union of the Fatherland' which is in effect a Lithuanian equivalent to an Afghani Taliban, focused on Russian "cultural propaganda" that includes TV programs and films that, according to party officials, tend to brainwash viewers by presenting Soviet years in a positive light and by interpreting history 'differently'.
Surprise, surprise, surprise. The US media almost without exception concentrated on toilets, light bulbs, stray dogs as much as, or more than, the sport, the celebration, the party and the spectacle which is Sochi, the XXII Winter Olympic Games. It comes as no surprise that the showing of the Opening Ceremony in the USA was a study in manipulation.
The fact that Republican politicians hold power in the House of Representatives and in many state governments has always been a mystery to me. They routinely and shamelessly act only in the interests of powerful corporations and the wealthy, usually to the detriment of the poor and middle classes
The XXII Winter Olympic Games have officially opened this Friday February 7 with a singular opening ceremony at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, starting at 20.14 Moscow Time (2014 being the year of the first ever Winter Olympics held in Russia). Billions of viewers witnessed the opening of the most spectacular Winter Games ever.