The US and EU intelligence community were also surprised by the fact that thousands of EU citizens suddenly began flowing towards the Middle East to join jihadists? Is it really credible? According to statistics there are approximately 700 French citizens, 500 British, 300 from Belgium and Germany, 100 from Denmark
The elites adopted a convenient definition of terrorism, which had nothing to do with the historical origin of the term and its traditional meaning. Thus, first, they 'forgot' that the concept of modern terrorism derives from the French revolution, where terrorism was only state terrorism. Second, they distorted its traditional meaning
The speech from the US President raised eyebrows of the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov. "This is the American view of the world. It appeared strange to me that the US President said several times that the world has become freer and safer. I did not even understand whether it was said seriously," Russian FM Lavrov said
The real danger to Russia is a continuation of its moderate response to sanctions. This is a response that encourages more sanctions. To stop the sanctions, Russia needs to show Europe that the sanctions have serious costs for Europe. Russia could stop selling to the US the Russian rocket engines on which the US satellite program is dependent
Sometimes truth can emerge despite the media, even in America. As we know, 60% of the Americans and 90% of US military forces oppose the lunatic diplomacy of Barack Obama and his clique. John Mearsheimer, a former US Air Force officer, wrote a few years ago a book about the Israel Lobby in Washington, a lobby that is famous for its warmongering
World leaders gather for the 69th UN General Assembly, which Russian President Vladimir Putin is not going to attend. The Russian leader knows that real politics does not happen at UN sessions. If Putin had something to say out loud, he could say it anywhere - in Tmutarakan, at the North Pole, in New York - no matter where, he would be heard
Regional independence is not always beneficial to the people. It is in principle a positive step towards self-determination, only if independence involves not just political self-reliance, as is self-evident, and, most importantly in the globalization era, economic self-reliance, which is a prerequisite for national and economic sovereignty
The history of Scotland is very rich when it comes to money or the banking business. The first joint-stock commercial bank was also a Scottish idea - it opened in the middle of the XIX century, having subsequently become, in fact, the basis of the global financial system. Nevertheless, the monetary future of independent Scotland was rather vague
Russians had inhabited the territory of southeastern Ukraine between the state of Ukraine and Crimea in the 19th century, shortly after the Crimean War (1853-55) which, by the way, some historians call the real World War I. Also those Russians of the 19th century referred to their home territory as Novorossiya, New Russia
A nation is simply the spiritual body that a people acquires during the course of its history. Novorossiya or New Russia, so absent in mainstream media and so present in alternative news sources today, is popularly believed to be a fleeting matter, simply a new name created ex-novo for effect by the local militias of southeastern Ukrainians
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the presidential law on the introduction of a special procedure of self-governance in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions for a period of three years. Also, on September 16, deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine unanimously ratified the text of the Association Agreement with the EU
As the FUKUS Axis (France-UK-US) sets about tacking together an international force capable of attacking the forces of the Islamic State (outside the auspices of the United Nations Security Council, of course - the proper forum for discussion of crisis management), let us ask who is to blame for the situation?
On September 10, US President Barack Obama ordered to sharply escalate the military campaign against the Islamic State (IS), declaring that the United States Air Force would attack not only Iraq, but also Syria. He vowed to destroy terrorists wherever they may be. How will Bashar al-Assad react to the invasion?