MSM: Russia Will Lead Effort to Found `New World Economic Order,’ Medvedev Says

(Bloomberg) – Russia will help lead efforts to recast the global economic hierarchy as the world emerges from the financial crisis, President Dmitry Medvedev said.

“We really live at a unique time, and we should use it to build a modern, prosperous and strong Russia, a Russia that will be a co-founder of the new world economic order,” Medvedev said at the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum today.

Russia will use tax incentives and other free-market economic policies to turn the country into a destination for innovators from around the world, Medvedev told an audience including Citigroup Inc. Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit and French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde.

Medvedev, in the third year of his presidency, is promoting modernization to transform Russia from an oil-and-gas economy into a magnet for high technology. Russia’s reliance on natural resources exacerbated the steepest contraction among emerging markets last year, when the economy shrank a record 7.9 percent. Full article here

New Russian military strategy names NATO as chief threat

(SpaceWar) – Russian president Dmitry Medvedev on Friday signed a new version of its main military strategy document which named NATO expansion as one of the chief threats to the country’s security. Continue reading

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 to work on new nuclear missiles – Medvedev

(Reuters) – Russia will work on a new generation of atomic weapons to strengthen its nuclear deterrent, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday, just hours after Moscow test-fired one of its most feared missiles. Continue reading

A Science Fiction Story – Fidel Castro

How can he contribute to the solution of the grave economic problems afflicting a large part of humanity when at the end of 2008 the total debt of the United States –including that of the federal, state and local administrations, the businesses and families—amounted to 57 trillion dollars, that is, over 400% of its GDP, and that country’s budget deficit reached almost 13% of its GDP in fiscal year 2009, an information that Obama is certainly aware of. Continue reading

Russia’s Federation Council to review bill on using troops abroad

(RIANovosti) – The upper house of the Russian parliament will review on Friday amendments to a law on defense which expands the use of the Russian Armed Forces abroad in certain situations. 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

MSM: Israel names Russians helping Iran build nuclear bomb

(Times) – Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has handed the Kremlin a list of Russian scientists believed by the Israelis to be helping Iran to develop a nuclear warhead. He is said to have delivered the list during a mysterious visit to Moscow. Continue reading

Medvedev lashes out at US hegemony

(PressTV) – Russia’s President has slammed America’s global dominance saying all nations have the right to remark on the policies of a state whose actions affect the world. Continue reading

Ukrainian Follies: Creating More Needless Defense Dependents

(C4L) – President Barack Obama promised “change,” but his foreign policy looks a lot like that of his predecessors. Vice President Joseph Biden recently traveled to Georgia and Ukraine to reiterate the Obama administration’s support for expanding NATO along Russia’s border. The Obama administration apparently views security commitments as the international equivalent of party favors, to be distributed to anyone who shows up. Continue reading

MSM: Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.

(NYTimes) – A pair of nuclear-powered Russian attack submarines has been patrolling off the eastern seaboard of the United States in recent days, a rare mission that has raised concerns inside the Pentagon and intelligence agencies about a more assertive stance by the Russian military. Continue reading

MSM: Biden Says Weakened Russia Will Bend to U.S.

(WSJ) – Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview that Russia’s economy is “withering,” and suggested the trend will force the country to make accommodations to the West on a wide range of national-security issues, including loosening its grip on former Soviet republics and shrinking its vast nuclear arsenal. Continue reading

World Prepares to Dump the Dollar

American economists think the world can’t afford to let go of the dollar’s reserve currency status. The world is about to teach them differently. Continue reading

Kissinger Tells President Medvedev… ‘By September We’ll Have CONFISCATED ALL PRIVATELY OWNED GUNS…’ (Updated May 25, 2009)

Kremlin reports on the extraordinary meeting held today between President Medvedev and former United States Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger (under Nixon), James Baker (under Bush Sr.), Charles Shultz (under Regan), former United States Defense Secretary William Perry (under Clinton), and former US Senator and top defense expert Sam Nunn, are stating that the Americans are acknowledging for the first time their acceptance of a New Global Order… Continue reading

Towards a Global Currency? – Michel Chossudovsky

With a view to restoring financial stability, World leaders have called upon the Group of 20 countries (G-20) to instigate a new global currency based on the IMF’s  Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). 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

The TRUTH …

The United States is now the most indebted civilization in the history of the world and ground zero for the financial crisis. Continue reading

MSM: Medvedev Shows Off Sample Coin of New ‘World Currency’ at G-8

(Bloomberg) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev illustrated his call for a supranational currency to replace the dollar by pulling from his pocket a sample coin of a “united future world currency.” Continue reading

Clinton calls for ‘even stricter’ Iran sanctions

(RawStory) – The United States will call for “even stricter sanctions on Iran to try to change the behavior of the regime,” US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a TV interview broadcast here. Continue reading

The Big Whorehouse On The Potomac – Paul Craig Roberts

As Americans celebrate July 4th, they can contemplate that the union of “free and independent states,” like the former British colonial power, has evolved into its final manifestation – a complete whore house. While Members of Parliament in London charge their expense accounts with every personal expenditure, including the rental of adult xxx-rated films, an American newspaper put the reporting of public policy out to bids until politico.com blew the whistle. Continue reading

A new world is being born, one without the US dollar greasing the wheels of commerce

Yekaterinburg, famous tragically as the spot Lenin chose to have the Tsar and his family executed in 1918, and ironically as the fiefdom of Boris Yeltsin, who finished off the Russian revolution itself in 1991, witnessed something no less remarkable last week when leaders of the so-called BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) held their first summit, following the yearly meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). 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

The American Empire Is Bankrupt

This week marks the end of the dollar’s reign as the world’s reserve currency. It marks the start of a terrible period of economic and political decline in the United States. And it signals the last gasp of the American imperium. That’s over. It is not coming back. And what is to come will be very, very painful. Continue reading

Russia’s Central Bank says it will sell US treasuries and eyes IMF bonds

Russia’s Central Bank says it plans to cut reserves it holds in U.S. Treasuries and invest in International Monetary Fund bonds instead, a senior official said Wednesday. Continue reading

De-Dollarization: Dismantling America’s Financial-Military Empire

The city of Yakaterinburg, Russia’s largest east of the Urals, may become known not only as the death place of the tsars but of American hegemony too – and not only where US U-2 pilot Gary Powers was shot down in 1960, but where the US-centered international financial order was brought to ground. Continue reading

MSM: Russia, China Should Dump Dollar in Trade – Medvedev

(Reuters) – Russia and China should consider switching to domestic currencies in bilateral trade without going to the dollar, Russia’s president Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with Kommersant daily published on Friday. Continue reading

MSM: Russia creates its own version of NATO in Central Asia to be prepared for big war

(Pravda) – The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) follows the instructions from President Dmitry Medvedev, who ordered to increase the military constituent and develop the coalition force development. A strong military group, which may appear in Central Asia in the nearest future, will make the CSTO become an analogue of NATO. 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

Moscow: US and NATO Biggest threats to International and Russian Security

Russia’s new national security strategy, an updated version of its 1997 policy, outlines major threats to the country’s national security and defines its national interests. Continue reading

MSM: Dmitry Medvedev at Moscow missile parade

Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s president, has warned at a military parade in Red Square that Moscow will teach foreign aggressors the “lessons” of the Second World War. Continue reading

Russia plans military upgrade to match Nato

Russia plans to boost both conventional armed forces and nuclear forces to counter a growing threat from Nato, President Dmitry Medvedev said yesterday, raising the spectre of a military confrontation between Moscow and the west. Continue reading

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

MSM: Medvedev, Russia Call for New World Order

Until a couple of months ago, some economists argued Russia’s robust growth of recent years had effectively “decoupled” it from a direct correlation with the US economy. While the financial crisis proves the theory wrong, the Russian government is insisting on a new world order.
As world leaders try to deal with the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, President Dmitry Medvedev is echoing his French and British counterparts in calling for far reaching changes to the world financial system. 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

Russian President Medvedev: Global Economy Pays for American Blunders

“We are paying for others’ – primarily American – blunders.” This is how the President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, assesses the state of affairs in the global economy. Medvedev was speaking at a news conference in the Armenian capital Yerevan. Continue reading

MSM: BBC – ‘US dominance is over’ – Medvedev

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

Russia’s frosty ties with Nato were also on the agenda

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said that the era of US global economic dominance is over.

Speaking after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in St Petersburg, Mr Medvedev said the world needed a “more just” financial system. Continue reading

Putin sending planes to Caribbean

Russia, Venezuela plan military drills

MOSCOW — Russia said Monday that it will send a naval squadron and long-range patrol planes to the Caribbean for military exercises with Venezuela — a deployment in the Western Hemisphere unseen since the Cold War. Continue reading

Kremlin-watchers warn of direct U.S.-Russia clash

MOSCOW_ In the aftermath of last month’s war between Russia and U.S.-backed Georgia, Kremlin-watchers in Moscow are worried that Russia and America are closer to direct confrontation than at any point since the end of the Cold War.

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