Friends, The subject of this address is the situation in Donbass and the course of the special military operation to liberate it from the neo-Nazi …Address by the President of the Russian Federation
By Pepe ESCOBAR
In Davos and beyond, NATO’s upbeat narrative plays like a broken record, while on the ground, Russia is stacking up wins that could sink the Atlantic
Why’s The West Talking About Ceasefires & Concessions All Of A Sudden?
16 May 2022
The takeaway from these recent developments is that the US-led West no longer believes its rhetoric about Kiev’s supposedly inevitable victory, but this proxy war seems to have spiraled to the point where not even America is capable of fully controlling its dynamics since it’s unable to impose a ceasefire on both sides.
The US-led West insists that Kiev will defeat Russia throughout the course of the latter’s ongoing special military intervention but recent developments suggest that this civilizational bloc doesn’t truly believe its own rhetoric. French President Macron cautioned against Europe “humiliating” Russia in the event that Kiev wins, even reportedly proposing that Kiev concede some of its territory to Moscow in order to prevent this, which President Zelensky publicly criticized and thus prompted his counterpart to deny. Around the same time, US Secretary of Defense Austin called his Russian counterpart to demand an immediate ceasefire in spite of declaring last month that Ukraine “can win”. Finally, Politico just ran a piece drawing attention to how Germany, France, and Italy are supposedly making overtures to Russia. (…)
The full article in german & engl. here:
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A key paper to understand who wages war on whom for what reasons and employing which means.
Overextending and Unbalancing Russia
ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF COST-IMPOSING OPTIONS
by rand.org 2019, current update of a paper series, starting 1972
Key issues explained by Thomas Röper below in german language:
26. Juni 2019
Russland hat keine aggressiven Absichten – US-Strategiepapier erklärt die wahren Gründe der US-Politik – Anti-Spiegel
Forward to the USSR and Operation Z+
By Batiushka for The Saker Blog
May 04, 2022
On 28 April 2022 President Lukashenko of Belarus spoke of a possible coming together of various independent countries, former Soviet republics, to join the Russian Federation and Belarus in a ‘Union State’. (https://www.reporter.am/the-former-soviet-republics-may-also-be-part-of-the-union-state-lukashenko/). Then, on 3 May President Putin and President Lukashenko discussed the construction of this Union State further. (https://news.mail.ru/politics/51151818/?frommail=1).
In 1991 the Soviet Union, the successor of the Russian Empire, suddenly collapsed in a remarkably similar way to the way in which the former suddenly collapsed in 1917 and on orders from exactly the same transatlantic financial and political circles. No coincidence. Since then the territory concerned, the heartland of Northern Eurasia, like much of the rest of the world has been in chaos, with poverty, injustice and war. Geopolitically, the formation of a Sovereign Union (not Soviet Union) of the peoples and nations of Northern Eurasia is now perhaps the only way of overcoming the vacuum created, which has been at the root of planetary chaos since 1991.
Northern Eurasia, whatever it has been called, is, like it or not, marked by its central and by far its largest nation, the Russian. This is the only one capable of bringing together the sovereign states of the many and varied peoples who live in this continuous intercontinental land-area for peace and justice. Indeed, many look to Russia to carry out precisely this task and so to rescue them from the present disorder of Western ‘divide and rule’ politics, the resulting Western exploitation of their natural resources and oppression of Western-loving oligarchs. (…)
13 April 2022
By Andrew KORYBKO
Lavrov’s latest TV remarks prove that Russia’s stance towards the EU has evolved from considering it a partner to a potential “frenemy” to a NATO-controlled American proxy against his country. This was a long time in the making and can most direct
An American political analyst slams the US-led bid to suspend Russia from UNHRC as a „perception management operation“ aimed at manipulating the international community.
— Weiterlesen www.presstv.co.uk/Detail/2022/04/08/679949/US-led-bid-to-oust-Russia-UNHRC-global-perception-management-operation
The Dollar Devours the Euro
By Michael Hudson
Apr. 7, 2022
It is now clear that today’s escalation of the New Cold War was planned over a year ago, with serious strategy associated with America’s plan to block Nord Stream 2 as part of its aim of blocking Western Europe (“NATO”) from seeking prosperity by mutual trade and invest-ment with China and Russia.
As President Biden and U.S. national-security reports announced, China was seen as the major enemy. Despite China’s helpful role in enabling corporate America to drive down labor’s wage rates by de-industrializing the U.S. economy in favor of Chinese industriali-zation, China’s growth was recognized as posing the Ultimate Terror: prosperity through socialism. Socialist industrialization always has been perceived to be the great enemy of the rentier economy that has taken over most nations in the century since World War I ended, and especially since the 1980s. The result today is a clash of economic systems – socialist industrialization vs. neoliberal finance capitalism.
That makes the New Cold War against China an implicit opening act of what threatens to be a long-drawn-out World War III. The U.S. strategy is to pry away China’s most likely econo-mic allies, especially Russia, Central Asia, South Asia and East Asia. The question was, where to start the carve-up and isolation.