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Europe Veering from US Abyss over Russia

It’s long overdue but better late than never that Europe might just be back-pedalling on America’s aggressive agenda towards Russia. The business-like visit to Moscow this week by Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier suggests that Europe can come to its senses to seek a diplomatic resolution of the escalating tensions over the Ukraine crisis – tensions that could spark a wider continental war, or worse. Steinmeier met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in which the pair stressed the need to find a political end to the violence in Ukraine. The German diplomat – the first high-level European envoy to Moscow in several months – also talked about normalising relations between his country and Russia and of finding a way to rescind the economic sanctions that Brussels has imposed on Moscow over recent months.

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  • The West: The Most Sexually Dysfunctional Society on the Planet

    By The Saker

      The blame probably should (yet again) go first to the Papacy with its unhealthy repression of everything sexual, which itself originates in a most unfortunate misunderstanding of the Christian dogma of the primordial sin by Saint Augustine of Hippo who, at least, never insisted that this interpretation was the correct one (traditional Christianity does […]

  • Ban, a Candidate for Seoul’s Next President? Will He Play the Same Role He Played at UN as an Official ‘Lapdog’ for His Masters?

    By Dale Han

      [The 4th Media Editor’s note: Lately, we read news articles from Seoul about the present UN Sec Gen Ban’s chance to be nominated as a candidate for President after the Park’s Presidency expires in 2017. So we believe the following article, though written first in December 2006 and then rewritten in 2009 by Mr. Han, is […]

  • Wars, Failed States and Balkanisation: The Forte of Western Foreign Policy Planners

    By Steven MacMillan

    From Libya to Iraq, the West has repeatedly demonstrated its inability to stabilise nations following a war that ousted an entrenched ruler, leading the countries to drop into an abyss of chaos and fragment into smaller regions. By removing entrenched dictators at the helm of a country, a power vacuum emerges which is often filled […]

  • The Internationalization of the Yuan

    By Valentin KATASONOV

      PART I The issue of turning the yuan into an international currency is the subject of much controversy. Some believe that Beijing should opt for full convertibility of the yuan, turning it into a fully-fledged international currency. Others believe that the yuan is already an international currency, citing impressive figures that reflect the growing […]

Politics

Living with Insanity Harper, Abbott, and Cameron at the Brisbane G-20

Living with Insanity Harper, Abbott, and Cameron at the Brisbane G-20

By John Chuckman

  Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, is reported by a spokesman, to have had the following exchange with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during the Brisbane G-20 summit: “Well, I guess I’ll shake your hand, but I only have one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine.” Putin is said to […]

Economy

Jim Rogers: America is the Largest Debtor Nation in History. Invest in Russia

Jim Rogers: America is the Largest Debtor Nation in History. Invest in Russia

By Jim Rogers

Financial big cheese Jim Rogers bets big on Russia, scoffs at US policy towards Moscow     Below are excerpts from an interview given by legendary US investor Jim Rogers, a former partner of George Soros. Few observers are more astute on the markets, modern life, and human nature. An early internationalist, Rogers has made a fortune […]

Society

Princeton Makes IT Official: USA Has Become Oligarchy, NO DEMOCRACY

Princeton Makes IT Official: USA Has Become Oligarchy, NO DEMOCRACY

By F. William Engdahl

American media is fond of speaking about “Russian Oligarchs” as if Russia were the only nation that allowed accumulation of such unprecedented wealth. The Yeltsin days of dis-order and collapse indeed saw the rapid rise of many fortunes and oligarchs—persons of very much wealth. Some of them have proven patriotic citizens, some like Khodokorvsky or […]

Environment

The Subjugation of India by the US Rests on Monsanto’s Control of Agriculture

The Subjugation of India by the US Rests on Monsanto’s Control of Agriculture

By Colin Todhunter

After a study of GMOs over a four-year plus period, India’s multi-party Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture recommended a ban on GM food crops stating they had no role in a country of small farmers. The Supreme Court appointed a technical expert committee (TEC), which recommended an indefinite moratorium on the field trials of GM […]

Culture

The West: The Most Sexually Dysfunctional Society on the Planet

The West: The Most Sexually Dysfunctional Society on the Planet

By The Saker

  The blame probably should (yet again) go first to the Papacy with its unhealthy repression of everything sexual, which itself originates in a most unfortunate misunderstanding of the Christian dogma of the primordial sin by Saint Augustine of Hippo who, at least, never insisted that this interpretation was the correct one (traditional Christianity does […]

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