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New Cold War Dangers (and vid)

https://www.thenation.com/article/new-cold-war-dangers/

"The Russian-Ukrainian military conflict in the Kerch Strait illustrates again how this Cold War is more dangerous than was its predecessor..."

 

Gorilla & Bear Take Prisoners, As the Likelihood of All-Europe War Stretches to Poland - Romania - Cyprus, Greece

http://johnhelmer.net/gorilla-and-bear-take-prisoners-as-the-likelihood-...

"Please recognize, if not in yourselves then in others, that there is pleasure in hating. If not stopped in politicians, this pleasure of hating leads with certainty to violence and war. The pleasure of hating Russia and Russians is what today is driving the United States to putting all of Europe in a war..."

NDPP

Canada's Defence Committee Calls For Increased Russian Sanctions

http://www.ucc.ca/2018/12/13/canadas-defence-committee-calls-for-increas...

"The Ukrainian Canadian Congress welcomes the report [It lobbied for] tabled by the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence calling for increased sanctions on Russia and an increased NATO presence in the Black Sea. 'The international community must respond strongly to Russian aggression..."

Like the Israel lobby in Canada, with which it is connected, the Ukrainian ultranationalists usually get their way here. All three parliamentary parties are represented on this committee. 

Martin N.

NDPP wrote:

New Cold War Dangers (and vid)

https://www.thenation.com/article/new-cold-war-dangers/

"The Russian-Ukrainian military conflict in the Kerch Strait illustrates again how this Cold War is more dangerous than was its predecessor..."

 

Gorilla & Bear Take Prisoners, As the Likelihood of All-Europe War Stretches to Poland - Romania - Cyprus, Greece

http://johnhelmer.net/gorilla-and-bear-take-prisoners-as-the-likelihood-...

"Please recognize, if not in yourselves then in others, that there is pleasure in hating. If not stopped in politicians, this pleasure of hating leads with certainty to violence and war. The pleasure of hating Russia and Russians is what today is driving the United States to putting all of Europe in a war..."


Hyperbole aside, Vladimir Putin's global adventurism in support of his unpopular domestic policies are the concern, not "the pleasure of hating Russia".

Please recognize in yourself that the Russian people are not "hated", rather they are pitied for being saddled with a murderous thug and authoritarian wanker.

Consider the geopolitical threat Canada faces. It is not too far fetched to assume Putin making moves in the Arctic, sure that the self absorbed Euroweenies will hide in the washroom and Trumplethinskin demanding Alberta in exchange for coming to Canada's aid.

Canada's only option will be to send out a Mountie on a skidoo to offer courtesy emissions inspections and then surrender.

NDPP

Lavrov Vows Russia Will Not Wage War Against Ukraine

http://tass.com/politics/1036360

"Lavrov warns that the Keiv regime is hatching a scheme for an armed provocation on the border with Crimea some time in the last ten days of December. 'The answer is: they will regret it.' According to Russia's data, Poroshenko has been discussing the upcoming provocation on the border with Crimea with his Western sponsors. 'They advise him to keep low intense combat actions to enable them to go ahead with propaganda that Russians are carrying out an offensive against Ukraine..."

 

Russian Foreign Ministry, Weekly News Briefing

https://youtu.be/Ruebb2t6NeM

2018-12-19

NDPP

Putin Q&A Session Highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LOdtd2KimI

"4 hours of serious talk and some curious questions."

 

Putin Holds Annual Q&A Session

https://youtu.be/FKpzJaACiSY

"Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his annual press conference attended by Russian and foreign media in Moscow." (Full presser)

 

Question to Putin: 'Do you seek to rule the world?'

https://youtu.be/jmvG4_vCBqo

"We know very well where those headquarters are and they are not in Moscow..."

NDPP

'War With Russia is a Real Possibility' (podcast)

https://t.co/uhF7FxtLCS

"Professor Stephen F Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian Studies, History and Politics at New York and Princeton Universities, one of the most renowned experts on Russia..."

NDPP

Blocking Nord Stream 2: To Fight 'Russian Dictatorship', US Dictates To Europe

https://journal-neo.org/2018/12/19/blocking-nord-stream-2-to-fight-russi...

"Rarely is irony and hypocrisy so thoroughly combined as it was when the US House of Representatives passed resolution 1035 - 'Expressing opposition to the completion of Nord Stream II.' By passing this resolution, the United States presumes to dictate to all of Europe who they can and cannot do business with. And while the resolution itself is 'non-binding', the resolution admits it: 'Supports the imposition of sanctions with respect to Nord Stream II under section 232 of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (22 U.S.C 9526).

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline circumvents Ukraine through which Russia had previously shipped natural gas to the rest of Europe. The Russian Federation, and before it, the Soviet Union had for decades reliably supplied Europe with natural gas through Ukraine. It was not until an openly US-backed putsch swept the elected government of Ukraine from power in 2014 and transformed Ukrainian foreign policy into being openly hostile toward Moscow, that gas flow was jeopardized, prompting Russia to pursue alternatives - including Nord Stream 2..."

NDPP

CrossTalk Bullhorns: Looking at '19

https://youtu.be/gGWqn2eaMl0

"What can we expect in the New Year? We have a great lineup of guests telling us what they think..."

NDPP

US Ambassador Meets With Ottawa-Born Man Arrested in Russia on Spying Charges

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/russia-espionage-arrest-us-citizen-1.4963547

"...Paul Whelan, who was arrested during what Russian Federal Security Service called 'an espionage operation' was allowed to see Ambassador Jon Huntsman and US consular officials on Wednesday. Global Affairs Canada said: 'Consular officials are aware that a Canadian citizen has been arrested in Russia. Due to the provisions of the Privacy Act, no further information can be disclosed.'

He [Whelan] is now the head of global security for BorgWarner, a Michigan-based auto parts supplier. David Whelan who lives in Newmarket Ont, would not comment on why he thought Russia had taken his brother into custody. 'I think it's too complicated to come up with a simple answer. I think there are many reasons, and it could be completely arbitrary. Our goal is to get him home,' he said."

NDPP

Citizen of the World: Ex Marine Detained in Russian Espionage

https://youtu.be/LekWxF8xP9Q

"Britain, Canada, Ireland and the US have all confirmed that a man detained on spying charges is one of their citizens. Paul Whelan, a former US Marine is now at the centre of intense media speculation."

NDPP

Trump's Withdrawals From Afghanistan and Syria Are Hardly A Gift to Putin (and vid 1/2)

https://www.thenation.com/article/trumps-withdrawals-from-afghanistan-an...

"Manichean Cold War myopia and ludicrous Russiagate allegations have produced one of the worst periods of American 'geopolitical' history in recent decades. Consider President Trump's recently announced withdrawals of US from Syria and Afghanistan."

Prof Stephen Cohen and John Batchelor discuss.

NDPP

'That Wasn't Spying Case At All' - Lawyer of Charged Russian Maria Butina

https://youtu.be/gd-5TkbuU1s

RT speaks to Robert Driscoll, lawyer of charged Russian, Maria Butina

NDPP

MSC 2019: Statement Russian FM Sergey Lavrov

https://youtu.be/hwe2T-Mhcng

Remarks to the Munich Security Conference 2019

 

Russian FM Sergei Lavrov Holds Final Presser at Munich Security Conference

https://sptnkne.ws/kHPE

"The 2019 Munich Security Conference (MSC) is taking place in southern Germany from 15 to 17 February, with more than 450 people, including politicians, businessmen and academics attending, discussing international issues..."

NDPP

The Deep Nation of Russia

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/02/surkov.html

"...Each and every move in the bowels of the Russian Federation is, without evidence, ascribed to its president and his always nefarious motives. Last Monday, Vladislav Surkov, a close aid to Putin, published a fundamental essay about the nature of governance in Russia..."

voice of the damned

Those "pro-Russian" websites are just the gift that keeps on giving. From the Saker article linked at MOA...

The great internal tension caused by the need to control huge, heterogeneous geographic areas, and by the constant participation in the thick of geopolitical struggle make the military and policing functions of the government the most important and decisive. In keeping with tradition, they are not hidden but, quite the opposite, demonstrated. Businessmen, who consider military pursuits to be of lesser status than commercial ones, have never ruled Russia (almost never; the exceptions were a few months in 1917 and a few years in the 1990s). Neither have liberals (fellow-travelers of businessmen) whose teachings are based on the negation of anything the least bit police-like.

So, if we wanna be good progressives, we need to oppose rule by businessmen, because businessmen don't appreciate the pivotal role of the police and military in governing society. And liberals are bad too, because, as "fellow-travelers" of the businessmen, they try to stay away from "police-like" endeavours.

Lots of comedy gold elsewhere in the article, too. He tosses the epithet "cosmopolitan" in there somewhere, but I don't have the wherewithal to find it right now.

 

 

bekayne

voice of the damned wrote:

 

Lots of comedy gold elsewhere in the article, too. He tosses the epithet "cosmopolitan" in there somewhere, but I don't have the wherewithal to find it right now.

Rootless cosmopolitans?

voice of the damned

bekayne wrote:

voice of the damned wrote:

 

Lots of comedy gold elsewhere in the article, too. He tosses the epithet "cosmopolitan" in there somewhere, but I don't have the wherewithal to find it right now.

Rootless cosmopolitans?

Well, he doesn't actually use the word "rootless", so I'm being generous and assuming that he means something like "too comfortable with foreign cultures" rather than "Jewish", for whatever that distinction is worth. 

 

voice of the damned

Looks like I might have been a bit too generous in interpreting the Saker's intentions...

The Christ-hating Israelis are at it again

About a bit of pop-art "blasphemy" that was on display in Israel.

Funny thing is, the article even admits that the artist isn't Israeli, and that the ISRAELI GOVERNMENT wanted the piece taken down, but still ends up wailing about how Christians are a real oppressed group in Israel.

https://tinyurl.com/yyjrcvta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cco

voice of the damned wrote:

but still ends up wailing about how Christians are a real oppressed group in Israel.

Er, they are. Not by a blasphemous art installation, mind you, but there's a sizable Palestinian Christian community that lives under the same oppression Muslims do. Israel's love affair with white evangelicals from North America doesn't at all extend to any rights for its domestic Christian community. Which isn't to endorse the contents of that article at all, just to point out that Western Christians who wail about the oppression of Middle Eastern Christians in Muslim countries generally plug their ears when someone mentions what's happening in Bethlehem or Nazareth these days.

voice of the damned

Yeah, I know there are Palestinian Christians, and that they are oppressed. But, for the most part, they are not oppressed qua Christians, but qua Palestinians. They could all become atheists tomorrow, and they still wouldn't enjoy any more rights than they do as Christians.

This is how the Saker ends his article...

Bottom line is this: if it is anti-Christian, then even a BDS-supporting goy will get his 15 minutes of fame in the “only democracy in the Middle-East”.

IOW, the Israelis are even more obsessed with hating Christ than they are with opposing the boycott of their country. (And yes, I know you're not endorsing the article, I just wanna make it clear what the guy's agenda is.)

 

NDPP

Putin Delivers Annual Address to Russian Federal Assembly

https://youtu.be/P6HM9pKrxqE

josh
NDPP

When the Fruit Fell in the Basket - What Can Be Learned Now From Mikhail Gorbachev - the Man Who Learned Nothing

http://johnhelmer.net/when-the-fruit-fell-in-the-basket-what-can-be-lear...

"We have the right to expect,' Mikhail Gorbachev, then President of the Soviet Union, declared to James Baker, US Secretary of State, in Washington on February 10, 1990, 'that you won't just wait until the fruit falls into your basket.' Baker relaxed. By 'right' he knew Gorbachev was holding out a begging bowl...The fruit did fall, Gorbachev first of all..."

josh

Update:

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed several balls into law penalizing “fake news” and reporting that “exhibits blatant disrespect for the society, government, official government symbols, constitution or governmental bodies of Russia.”

Media outlets and private citizens who share content that Putin’s government deems “fake news” or disruptive to the status quo could face penalties of up to 1.5 million Rubles, the equivalent of $22,900.

Offenders may also face incarceration.

https://secondnexus.com/news/vladimir-putin-fake-news-penalties-donald-trump/?utm_content=inf_677_1164_1&utm_souce=twitter&utm_campaign=GTAK&tse_id=INF_209d54b04a5811e9b433ab68d22425b2

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