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US Sanctions Have Become Little More Than Medieval-Style Siege Warfare

    US Sanctions Have Become Little More Than Medieval-Style Siege Warfare

The new unilateral sanctions by the United States against Iran, Russia and Syria add to the previous actions concerning the same three targets. They now form the most unforgiving embargo in History. The way in which they have been organized is illegal according to the definition of the Charter of the United Nations – these are weapons of war,…

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With Tensions Mounting over Kerch Strait Incident, Will Ukraine Replace Syria as Focus for US’ Russia Containment Strategy?

    With Tensions Mounting over Kerch Strait Incident, Will Ukraine Replace Syria as Focus for US’ Russia Containment Strategy?

SEVASTOPOL, CRIMEA — Seemingly out of nowhere, Ukraine nearly declared war on Russia over the weekend after a confrontation in the Kerch Strait, which straddles Crimea and the Russian mainland, between Ukrainian naval boats and Russian authorities that resulted in Russia seizing three Ukrainian navy vessels and 24 Ukrainian sailors. Ukraine has accused Russian ships…

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Anonymous Exposes Clandestine UK Social Media Manipulation Campaign

    Anonymous Exposes Clandestine UK Social Media Manipulation Campaign

Those who have been saying that the West has turned Russia into a scapegoat to be blamed for each and everything that goes wrong have been proved right. We have witnessed concocted stories invented to denigrate Moscow that has gone viral as directed by the secret services. The UK, the country that is spearheading the…

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Prominent British Neocon Think Tank Claims Half of UK’s Russians Are Kremlin Moles

    Prominent British Neocon Think Tank Claims Half of UK’s Russians Are Kremlin Moles

LONDON — A neoconservative think tank based in the United Kingdom has released a report that sensationally claims that as many as half of all Russian immigrants in the country are informants for the Russian government. However, despite the extreme nature of the claim – which has been repeated uncritically by various prominent British media…

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Recent Istanbul Summit on Syria Shows Just How Many Wildcards Remain

  Recent Istanbul Summit on Syria Shows Just How Many Wildcards Remain

The four-nation Turkey-Russia-Germany-France summit on Syria on October 27 in Istanbul had an impressive outcome. All participants – each with own interests – has some ‘takeaway’ from the summit, which itself is a measure of the success of the event. This is also important because the participants now have a reason to work together. Such…

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Trident Juncture: The Anti-Russia Cold War Heats Up in the Arctic

  Trident Juncture: The Anti-Russia Cold War Heats Up in the Arctic

Britain’s Daily Mail is a strident rag that is bought daily by over a million people who agree with its stance that most foreigners are inferior to Brits. Two years ago the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance reported that the Mail and some other papers indulged in “offensive, discriminatory and provocative terminology”, and the Commission’s chairman observed that “the Brexit…

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Two Stories from the Propaganda War

  Two Stories from the Propaganda War

Two recent stories about Russians have demonstrated how the news is selected and manipulated in the United States. The first is about Maria Butina, who apparently sought to overthrow American democracy, such as it is, by obtaining a life membership in the National Rifle Association. Maria, a graduate student at American University, is now in…

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Western Media Launch Attack on Critics of Controversial White Helmets Group

  Western Media Launch Attack on Critics of Controversial White Helmets Group

The October 16 issue of NY Review of Books has an article by Janine di Giovani titled “Why Assad and Russia Target the White Helmets”. The article exemplifies how western media promotes the White Helmets uncritically and attacks those who challenge the myth.     A Crude & Disingenuous Attack Council on Foreign relations fellow…

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US Sanctions on Russia and China Are About More Than Total War

  US Sanctions on Russia and China Are About More Than Total War

A crucial Pentagon report on the US defense industrial base and “supply chain resiliency” bluntly accuses China of “military expansion” and “a strategy of economic aggression,” mostly because Beijing is the only source for “a number of chemical products used in munitions and missiles.” Russia is mentioned only once, but in a crucial paragraph: as a –…

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Angered By Saudi Plan to Purchase Russian S-400, Trump Admin Exploiting Khashoggi Disappearance to Force Saudis to “Buy American”

  Angered By Saudi Plan to Purchase Russian S-400, Trump Admin Exploiting Khashoggi Disappearance to Force Saudis to “Buy American”

ISTANBUL — The disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi continues to strain relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia. On Saturday, President Donald Trump warned the Saudis of “severe punishment” if the Saudi government was found to have been responsible for the journalist’s alleged murder. The Saudi…

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