World War

(NuclearWatchBlog) – Budget Increases for Nuclear Weapons Production at the Expense of Social Programs

In the new budget request for 2011 the Obama Administration proposes to freeze discretionary domestic spending for programs such as education, nutrition, air traffic control and national parks for three years while dramatically increasing funding for new US nuclear weapons production facilities. Read More Here

(StrategicCultureFoundation) – Kremlin responds to US-NATO Threats: Russia Deploys Missiles on Western Frontier with European Union

Russia went public with the plan to deploy the Iskander missiles at its western frontier – in the Kaliningrad region or on the territories of neighboring countries, but the process of probing into Washington’s reaction is clearly taking too long. Read More Here

(AFP) – China urges US to ‘undo damage done’ by Dalai meet

China on Tuesday demanded the United States “undo the damage done” by a meeting between President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama, while lashing out anew over US arms sales to Taiwan. Read More Here

(TripoliPost) – Arabs would back Lebanon if attacked by Israel: Mussa

Arab League chief Amr Mussa said on Thursday that Arab countries would stand by Lebanon if it were attacked by Israel, adding that the situation between the two countries is tense. Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘Lebanon army should seek help from Iran, Syria’

A member of Lebanon’s parliament has called on the country’s military to expand its defensive capability through extensive cooperation with Iran and Syria. Read More Here

(WSJ) – U.S. Special Operations Ordered Deadly Afghan Strike

U.S. Special Operations Forces ordered an airstrike that killed at least 27 civilians in southern Afghanistan and the soldiers may not have satisfied rules of engagement designed to avoid the killing of innocents, Afghan and coalition officials said Monday. Read More Here

(AFP) – Dubai murder an ‘Israeli act of terror’: Iran

The murder in Dubai of top Hamas militant Mahmud al-Mabhuh last month was an act of Israeli “state terrorism,” the Jewish state’s arch-foe Iran said on Tuesday. Read More Here

(ForeignPolicy) – Planet War

From the bloody civil wars in Africa to the rag-tag insurgiences in Southeast Asia, 33 conflicts are raging around the world today, and it’s often innocent civilians who suffer the most. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Admiral Mullen: Attacking Iran Would Not Stop Nuclear Program

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen today cautioned that a military attack on Iran would not be able to stop the nation’s civilian nuclear program, but could at best slow it down. Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Clinton’s Final Offer to Iran: “One More Bundle of ‘Crippling Sanctions’-One More T List!’ – Read More Here

(AFP) – Iran to ‘hide nuclear plants inside mountains’

Iran said on Monday it is considering plans to build two new uranium enrichment plants concealed inside mountains to avert air strikes, drawing condemnation from the United States. Read More Here

Putin warns Russia is prepared to go on the weapons offensive

(Tribune) – The Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, last week issued what has become one of his customary trademark warnings by announcing that Russia will start to build offensive weapons to counter American global aggression. Continue reading

MSM: Russia’s Leaders See China as Template for Ruling

(New York Times) – MOSCOW — Nearly two decades after the collapse of the Communist Party, Russia’s rulers have hit upon a model for future success: the Communist Party. Continue reading

Russia Giving No Ground on Iran Sanctions

Hopes that Russia might be more accommodating following the Obama administration’s missile defense shift appeared premature on Tuesday, when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton found no support at the Kremlin for tightening sanctions against Iran. Continue reading

Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran: Obama Times Calling Out Iran For Impact

President Obama’s decision to confront Iran with evidence of a secret nuclear production site Friday was the culmination of a deliberate strategy over the past nine months to gain maximum impact from the disclosure by building up to it with other steps on the world stage. Continue reading

The Kremlin Wants A War in Iran

If his spokesman Dmitry Peskov is to be believed, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in his Valdai club discussions with foreign experts came out against both military action and against imposing further sanctions on Iran. Continue reading

MSM: Israel admits Binyamin Netanyahu’s secret trip to Moscow

(TimesOnline) – Evidence of a secret dash to Russia by Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, intensified speculation yesterday that a hijacked cargo ship was smuggling arms to Iran. Continue reading

Russia-China Warn US That Israeli Attack On Iran Means “World War”

A chilling report circulating in the Kremlin today states that President Medvedev and Chinese President Hu have issued an “urgent warning” to the United States that says if the Americans allow an Israeli nuclear attack upon Iran, “World War will be our response”. Continue reading

MSM: Federal agency Web sites knocked out by massive, resilient cyber attack

(AP) – A widespread and unusually resilient computer attack that began July 4 knocked out the Web sites of several government agencies, including some that are responsible for fighting cyber crime, The Associated Press has learned. Continue reading

Russia Makes the First Call for the Monetization of Gold

Russia is proposing the inclusion of the ruble, yuan and gold as a part of a revised basket of currencies to form the valuation of the IMF’s special drawing rights seen as the coming new alternative global reserve currency, reported AP. Continue reading

Who Is Winning the Arctic Game of Monopoly?

There are five states competing for control of the Arctic’s oil and gas reserves, with Russia leading the pack. The US looks likely to remain on the sidelines, but what opportunities will the natural resource grab present for Canada, Norway and Greenland? Continue reading

Regime Change: Georgia’s Rose Revolution Fades to Black

“Of all manifestations power, restraint impresses men most” -Thucydides

It seems political turmoil is becoming increasingly common in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. More than five years after the 2003 Rose Revolution, it looks like another regime change might put an end to Mikheil Saakashvili’s presidency. Continue reading

Russia backs return to Gold Standard to solve financial crisis

Russia has become the first major country to call for a partial restoration of the Gold Standard to uphold discipline in the world financial system. Continue reading

Obama Denounces Global Currency While Creating The Very Means For Its Introduction

Obama, Geithner and Bernanke yesterday publicly defended the dollar and denounced proposals by China and Russia to supplant the greenback with a new global currency, and yet the very policies of the Obama administration, the Treasury and the Federal Reserve are creating the perfect storm for the dollar’s death and its replacement with a new international reserve currency. Continue reading

China Voices Support For New Global Currency To Replace Dollar

China has expressed support for Russia’s proposal to hand the IMF the power to create a new supra-national global currency in response to the call for an alternative to the U.S. dollar as the world reserve currency.

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At G20, Kremlin to Pitch New Global Currency

The Kremlin published its priorities Monday for an upcoming meeting of the G20, calling for the creation of a supranational reserve currency to be issued by international institutions as part of a reform of the global financial system. Continue reading

Russia proposes creation of global super-reserve currency

Russia suggests the G20 summit in London in April should start establishing a system of managing the process of globalization and consider the possibility of creating a supra-national reserve currency or a “super-reserve currency.” Continue reading

Russian Scholars: Stalin Planned Ukraine Genocide

Moscow – Russia has issued the first of three volumes of documents on the Soviet Union’s catastrophic famine of the early 1930s. Russian officials claim the widespread starvation was the result misguided Kremlin policies, but in Ukraine the famine is considered an act of genocide. Continue reading

MSM: Russia building anti-satellite weapons

Russia is working on anti-satellite weapons to match technologies developed by other nations and will speed up modernization of its nuclear forces, a deputy defense minister was quoted as saying today. Continue reading

MSM: Russian Scholar Says U.S. Will Collapse Next Year

If you’re inclined to believe Igor Panarin, and the Kremlin wouldn’t mind if you did, then President Barack Obama will order martial law this year, the U.S. will split into six rump-states before 2011, and Russia and China will become the backbones of a new world order. Continue reading

US-Russia tensions escalate over closure of Afghan supply base

The threatened closure of a key Pentagon supply base in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan, with serious implications for the Obama administration’s planned escalation of the US-led war in Afghanistan, has deepened tensions between Washington and Moscow. Continue reading

MSM: Russia rocked by financial crisis protests

A wave of protests swept across Russia yesterday in one of the first signs of mass discontent with the Kremlin’s handling of the financial crisis. Continue reading

Mikhail Khazin: U.S. will soon face second “Great Depression”

Renowned economist Khazin predicted U.S. financial crisis in 2000

November 10, 2008 – Five years ago, I ran the cultural section at Komsomolskaya Pravda. Publishing houses used to send me their new releases now and again for review. One day, after digging through the latest shipment of such literature, I stumbled upon a book titled, “Sunset of the Dollar Empire and the End of the Pax Americana.” Continue reading

MSM: Medvedev – US to blame for global financial crisis

Russian president blames US in Kremlin online preview of state-of-the-nation speech

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s president says the United States is to blame for the global financial crisis and presents his case in an online preview of his state-of-the-nation speech. Continue reading

MSM: Russia blasts off back to the future

As they tracked Russian military manoeuvres last week, the US government’s Kremlin-watchers might have been forgiven for wondering if they were seeing recycled newsreels.

A huge exercise, Stability 2008, spread tens of thousands of troops, thousands of vehicles and scores of combat aircraft across nearly all 11 time zones of Russian territory in the largest war game since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Continue reading

MSM: Russia to stage largest air force war games since Soviet times

Russia will stage its largest air force war games since Soviet times next week in the latest stage of the Kremlin’s strategy to show off the country as a military superpower reborn.

Their progress watched closely by increasingly jittery western militaries, dozens of nuclear bombers will take part in the exercise. Tu-95 Bear bombers will fire cruise missiles at targets in sub-Arctic Russia for the first time since 1984. Continue reading

Russia blames U.S. for global financial crisis

Sat Jun 7, 2008 6:17am EDT

By Michael Stott

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev blamed “aggressive” United States policies on Saturday for the global financial crisis and said Moscow’s growing economic muscle could be part of the solution.

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