I don’t know how a leader of a country without a powerful ally could look at the last few years and decide giving up their WMDs was in their best interest.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 11, 2014 2:25 pm|
|By: DSWright Tuesday March 11, 2014 7:09 am|
Pavlo Rizanenko, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament aligned with boxer turned politician Vitali Klitschko, has now raised the possibility of the opposition seeking nuclear weapons. Rizanenko claims nuclear weapons may be necessary due to threats to territorial integrity.
|By: DSWright Monday March 10, 2014 7:08 am|
After a week of saber rattling by US officials it seems the writing is on the wall. With the referendum coming in six days it looks as though Crimea will separate from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. Russian forces are already within the country though they apparently are not wearing insignia.
|By: Deena Stryker Sunday March 9, 2014 12:10 pm|
Some American commentators close to the Obama administration are touting the coup in Kiev as a successful tit for tat for Russia’s obstruction of U.S. war plans against Syria and its broader imperialist agenda. However, the Europeans, who get a lot of their gas from Russia, are split over joining ‘a coalition of the willing’.
|By: GREYDOG Sunday March 9, 2014 6:52 am|
Since the end of the Cold War the United States has been surrounding Russia, building one base after another, ceaselessly looking for new ones, including in Ukraine; one missile site after another, with Moscow in range; NATO has grabbed one former Soviet Republic after another. The White House, and the unquestioning American mainstream media, have assured us that such operations have nothing to do with Russia. And Russia has been told the same, much to Moscow’s continuous skepticism. “Look,” said Russian president Vladimir Putin about NATO some years ago, “is this is a military organization? Yes, it’s military. … Is it moving towards our border? It’s moving towards our border. Why?”
|By: DSWright Friday March 7, 2014 6:40 am|
The same day President Obama gave an odd press conference where he claimed he wanted Russia to respect the Ukrainian Constitution as well as the unconstitutional government in power in Kiev, a US guided-missile destroyer headed for the Black Sea. The destroyer complements fighter jets already being deployed to Poland and the Baltic States. The attempts at military intimidation comes as US officials negotiate to try to get the US/EU government recognized by Russia and others.
|By: Synoia Thursday March 6, 2014 3:59 pm|
NATO will now span the complete Northern Hemisphere, visible from Wasilla in the West to Wasilla in the East, and thus will be free from East-West conflicts. This enables NATO to pivot to the south from its pivot to the west, following its pivot to the east, after navel gazing since extirpating the Native Americans.
|By: DSWright Thursday March 6, 2014 11:45 am|
Did someone forget to brief President Obama and tell him that the constitutional government of Ukraine was overthrown? Because Obama just completed a press conference where he claimed Crimea could not vote to join the Russian Federation because it violated Ukraine’s “Constitution.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday March 6, 2014 9:20 am|
In the past few days, the Russian state-funded media organization, RT, has had two of its staff members express some level of protest against the editorial line of the organization and how it is currently covering the Russia-Ukraine “crisis” that has been unfolding.
|By: DSWright Thursday March 6, 2014 6:40 am|
Who says the US wants another Cold War?
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said yesterday that the US is going to ramp up military aid to Poland and Russia’s neighboring Baltic states. The encirclement or rather containment strategy is an interesting shift from the expansionary post-Cold War 1 strategy. After the Soviet Union fell the US has been steadily pushing east with EU and NATO membership until it has now hit Ukraine where, not surprisingly, it is meeting Russian resistance.