Like many of you I suppose, I too have been scouring the News for information on Ukraine and the ensuing issue(s) there. Ignore the Doomsayers with their prophecies of WWIII, filter out the anti Russian rhetoric of the CNN / VOA garbage and concentrate on what is left. I've spoken to friends in both Russia and the Ukraine and tried to gauge their...
It has not been that long after the burial of the victims of the Maidan, and the recent history of the Ukrainian tragedy is already being rewritten by the supporters of Kiev junta and biased Western experts. They are doing it without any regard to the generally known facts and witnesses. What myths are used in the information war?
Another day, another stitch up. On 6th March Syria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, the eloquent and elegant Mr. Bashar al- Ja'afari and the Syrian UN Mission had restrictions placed on them by the US State Department, limiting their travel to no further than twenty five miles from New York's Columbus Circle intersection.
The U.S. State Department has not left the comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Ukraine without attention. US officials demonstrated their excellent knowledge of Russian literature. "The world has not seen such startling Russian fiction since Dostoyevsky wrote," the response for the Russian president ran
Are the citizens of the United States of America aware of their country's external policymaking? Not the lies and tales peddled as the truth in their biased media but the truth, the whole truth and nothing but? Does the average American agree with a policy of bulldozing homes or with vetoing a Resolution which condemns it?
There have been remarkable changes in the U.S. rhetoric against Russia in the last few days. They ranged from threats to isolate the Russian Federation politically and economically to the acknowledgement that Moscow has its own interests in the Crimea, and Washington is ready to help Russia in "taming the hooligans"
Emergence of statehood is evident in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. A government independent of Kiev has been formed, a referendum to change the status of the Crimea from the autonomy to a state has been announced, and a decision to form their own Ministry of Defense has been made. The primary goal is to hold a referendum on self-determination
In Ukraine, bandits called by EU representatives "peaceful protesters" are robbing, beating, raping and extorting money "for the revolution." Even the "Commandant of Maidan" Andrei Paruby acknowledged that "something went wrong," although earlier he promised that "Kiev will see order it has never seen before"
Centuries ago a wise man wrote that there's no nicer verse than what the poem says "when your heart calls you, how do you respond?". In these our recent days, Ouday the old Syrian wrote to me that the answer may be this: Damascus you are the chalice, the brush, the sword.
The EU reported its willingness to provide significant financial assistance to Ukraine. This is allegedly done to cover the need of $35 billion for this and subsequent years. Experts believe that the EU will strongly promote their loan because geopolitical ambitions are at stake. But what would it mean for Kiev? Pravda.Ru tried to figure this out
U.S. imperialism is on the offensive on two fronts. Obliged by Russia to back down in Syria, it launches attacks in Ukraine and Venezuela. In Ukraine, Washington's support to forces engaged in toppling President Iakunovitch was conspicuous. In Venezuela, the U.S. strategy is more subtle, the Embassy in Caracas and the CIA playing an important role.
Fewer Americans believe that President Barack Obama is respected by his counterparts. The opinions of the Americans have changed dramatically in the past year, Gallup study published on February 24 said. A year ago, 53 percent of respondents thought that Obama was a respected leader in the world. Today this is the opinion of 43 percent
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced a plan to shrink the army by nearly one hundred thousand troops. By the end of 2015 the number of troops will be the lowest in the postwar years and will approach the level of 1940. Certain types of aircraft will be retired. The priority will be the development of rapid reaction forces