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Putin bombshell: He planned invasion, war in Georgia 4 years ago

Putin bombshell: He planned invasion, war in Georgia 4 years ago

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On the fourth anniversary of the brief but brutal war with Georgia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia, Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted that the invasion of Georgia was long planned and he was personally involved in the approval and execution of the war. Putin’s comments were in response […]

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It's the oil, stupid: The coming energy revolution

It's the oil, stupid: The coming energy revolution

By Sol W. Sanders If we can get your attention off Dred Scott II — the Supreme Court decision on health care costs with its byzantine political implications — something perhaps as fundamental for the U.S. and world economies is happening: a second fossil fuel revolution. The Saudis are pumping oil like mad. The world’s […]

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Technology secrets, highly-valued by slave masters, are more precious for the free

Technology secrets, highly-valued by slave masters, are more precious for the free

By Lev Navrozov Before the 1917 revolution in Russia and for a while after it, no one paid attention to the meaning of the words involved, though the meanings of words are decisive in the brain work — in thinking and its conclusions, incarnated in the words of the language of a given nation. In […]

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High stakes at the 5+1 Iran talks: The threat of a 'big war' that could involve Russia

High stakes at the 5+1  Iran talks: The threat of a 'big war' that could involve Russia

By Sheda Vasseghi On April 14, 2012, representatives from the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany (“5+1”) met with officials from the Islamic Republic of Iran in Istanbul to discuss its nuclear ambitions.  Discussions were preliminary and introductory, and expectations for the parties to come to any agreement were low. According to UK representative […]

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Next president can cope with Putin redux and China's sinister rise … if his name is not Obama

Next president can cope with Putin redux and China's sinister rise … if his name is not Obama

By Lev Navrozov “China Builds the Bomb” is the title of a 327-page book written by two American nuclear scientists and published in 1988. I bought this book as soon as it hit the bookstores. Indeed, the book invited the readers to pay special attention to Chapter “China’s Nuclear Weapons Tests, 1964-1978” (pp. 244-245). Quite […]

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What reset? What Arab Spring? Veto of Syria resolution reminds world of its Russia-China problem

What reset? What Arab Spring? Veto of Syria resolution reminds world of its Russia-China problem

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS —Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have lambasted Russia’s veto of a Security Council resolution on Syria, calling it a “travesty,” but did she really think for a moment that Moscow was going to ditch an old political ally? Did Hillary moreover really believe that Beijing was going to […]

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Unreported: Putin’s six million guaranteed votes

Unreported: Putin’s six million guaranteed votes

By Lev Navrozov By the autumn of 1917, Russia had become, culturally, a free society. The Russian 19th-century prose was intensely read in all culturally advanced countries, Chekhov’s plays were staged, several composers were considered classical, Chaliapin’s voice was admired… Now, since the autumn of 1917, Lenin, who was only for a short time in […]

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Khodorkovsky says Putin is ‘pitiable’

Khodorkovsky says Putin is ‘pitiable’

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the jailed Russian tycoon, has lashed out at Vladimir Putin, describing his nemesis as a pitiable but dangerous leader steering his country towards degradation and chaos. In a newspaper article published on Friday, three days before a judge begins reading the verdict in a fresh trial that could keep him in jail until […]