The Murderers of Kiev

By: Friday April 17, 2015 5:00 pm

Late last night I’d quipped; “Tell me Nuland’s minions aren’t hard at work…” in sharing this LA Times report, Third pro-Russia activist found dead in Ukraine capital this week. Today, b @ Moon of Alabama posted this eye-opener… Ukraine: “Both Sides Touched” By NATO Related Murder Of The Other Side The Washington Post’s Michael Birnbaum [...]

 

Ukraine’s Formal Security Strategy Now Includes NATO Membership

By: Thursday April 9, 2015 11:00 am

Honor to see Ukraine Prime Minister Yatsenyuk last night to discuss the importance of the U.S.-Ukraine partnership. pic.twitter.com/2nd3O4f4pY — Rob Portman (@senrobportman) April 9, 2015 The government in Ukraine has presented its official security strategy which includes membership in the NATO alliance. Such a declaration will undoubtedly agitate Moscow which objects to US influence in the region [...]

Libyan Oil Production Continues To Decline Amid Chaos

By: Tuesday February 17, 2015 11:00 am

Four years after NATO’s intervention in Libya to overthrow Moammar Gaddafi, the country is suffering from a multitude of crises including a shortage of oil exports.

Recently, Western countries warned Libya may face bankruptcy as a result of both the drop in oil prices and Libya’s oil production.

Munich Security Conference: Merkel Vs US Warhawks

By: Sunday February 8, 2015 7:00 pm

Merkel, speaking at the Munich security conference Saturday, said she wanted peace in Europe with Russia.

The Guardian reports:

Germany has opposed aiding Ukrainian troops for fear of worsening the conflict, which has already cost more than 5,000 lives, but the idea has many supporters in Washington.

I cannot imagine any situation in which improved equipment for the Ukrainian army leads to President Putin being so impressed that he believes he will lose militarily,” Merkel said. “I have to put it that bluntly.”

As Ukraine Conflict Heats Back Up Scholars Point to NATO Expansion as Cause of Tensions

By: Thursday November 13, 2014 10:25 am

Now that NATO has claimed to have seen Russian military equipment entering Ukraine in the past few days and prospects for peace appear elusive some scholars are beginning to analyze how we got here. The charge of a “Russian invasion” was made previously by the government in Kiev, though government officials would not disclose how they knew about it. It was speculated at the time that NATO intelligence was the one behind the charge as Kiev was unable to properly monitor the Russian-Ukraine border.

Gorbachev Warns of US ‘Triumphalism’ and ‘New Cold War’ at 25th Anniversary of Fall of Soviet Union

By: Monday November 10, 2014 11:35 am

The former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, used the occasion of commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall to warn that the world was on the brink of a new Cold War.

Ukraine Ceasefire Collapses With Artillery Assault on School

By: Thursday November 6, 2014 2:56 pm

Fighting resumed today in East Ukraine. Artillery fire in the Donetsk region has already killed two teenagers who died when a shell hit their school. The teens were playing soccer on their lunch break when a shell hit their high school killing them and injuring an estimated four others who are said to be in intensive care. The combat comes in the aftermath of the election of separatist leaders in Donetsk and Luhansk who are seeking to secede from Ukraine.

Authorities in Kiev claim the rounds came from separatist fighters while separatist authorities in Donetsk have blamed Kiev and said the government has started a new military offensive.

Russia Recognizes Separatist Elections In East Ukraine

By: Monday November 3, 2014 11:26 am

Russia has recognized controversial elections that occurred in the separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk and called on the government in Kiev to stop military action in order to negotiate with those who won the elections. Vote results from the elections showed that separatist candidates had prevailed by wide margins meaning that the political leadership in those areas would continue to be seeking independence from Ukraine.

Late Night: MENA Mashup: Bibi, ISIS, and Our Coalition of the Willing

By: Monday October 6, 2014 8:00 pm

Once again Bibi is lying through his teeth, let’s delve into some of his asinine assertions…

Ukraine Defense Minister Says NATO Countries Now Shipping Arms To Kiev

By: Monday September 15, 2014 9:20 am

The Ukraine Defense Minister has now confirmed what many have long suspected, NATO member countries are supplying the government in Kiev with weapons to kill the separatists in East Ukraine. This poses some interesting questions given that Ukraine is not a member of NATO nor are the government in Kiev and its “volunteer” militias being particularly observant of any of the international rules of war.

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