John McCain Calls For US War In Ukraine, Libya, Syria, And Iraq

By: Thursday February 26, 2015 6:54 am

Yesterday Senator John McCain spoke at the New America Foundation’s Future of War Conference on his vision for American foreign policy – war. McCain said the US should send (more) ground forces into Iraq and expand the combat mission into Syria to destroy ISIS. McCain lamented that Libya had fallen into chaos and said the [...]

Obama Says Still Thinking About Sending Weapons Into Ukraine, Merkel Opposed

By: Monday February 9, 2015 12:06 pm

US may supply defensive weapons to #Ukraine if diplomacy fails, President Obama says — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) February 9, 2015 In a joint press conference today with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Obama said he had yet to make a decision related to sending US weapons into Ukraine. The president’s decision comes [...]

Merkel And Hollande Go To Moscow, White House Wonders Aloud If Putin Has Asperger’s

By: Friday February 6, 2015 12:42 pm

Debate on arming #Ukraine divides @BrookingsFP? Well, it's certainly generating much debate around here. — Brookings FP (@BrookingsFP) February 6, 2015 The Very Serious People just got more seriously ridiculous. While German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are in Moscow trying to work out a peace deal, the spokesman for the [...]

Ukraine Report Creates Conflict Within Brookings Institution

By: Thursday February 5, 2015 8:38 am

A new report co-produced by the Brookings Institution is not going over well within the think tank. The report calls for an escalation in tensions between the United States and Russia with a recommendation for the US to supply the government in Kiev with $3 billion worth of weapons. The report also had contributions from [...]

US May Step Deeper Into Ukraine Quagmire

By: Monday February 2, 2015 7:11 am

US says sanctions against Russia could be extended over escalation of violence in #Ukraine — BBC News US (@BBCNewsUS) January 28, 2015 Violently overthrowing the democratically elected president of Ukraine is proving to have been more of a mistake with each passing day. The US’ West Ukraine allies – engaging in what one [...]

Poroshenko Tells IMF Ukraine Now Needs $50 Billion As Fascist Militias Threaten Kiev

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 9:39 am

Out of the Mouths of the Neo-Nazis: Dumb and Dumber in Ukraine. — CounterPunch (@NatCounterPunch) January 21, 2015 Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has reportedly told the IMF his country now needs $50 billion to shore up its finances. Ukraine already reached a bailout agreement with the IMF in April of last year for [...]

Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki Calls Fall In Oil Prices “Economic War”

By: Tuesday January 20, 2015 7:35 am

Nouri al-Maliki, one of the vice presidents in Iraq, told journalists the drop in oil prices was not natural and called it “economic war.” During a visit to a university on January 15, he did not believe low oil prices were a result of market forces. He cited Russia and Iran as two countries affected by low [...]

Vladimir Putin Frontline’s Way

By: Wednesday January 14, 2015 9:55 am

Last November former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley decided to take a chance. At a discussion of US-Russia relations hosted by the Aspen Institute of Ideas he risked his own credibility and said “I’m all in favor of truth, but sometimes doing things without talking about it is a more effective way of achieving your [...]

Can The Putin Opposition Do Better Than Mikhail Khodorkovsky?

By: Tuesday January 6, 2015 10:40 am

Over a decade ago a Russian businessman was convicted and sentenced to prison in Russia for corrupt business practices. The case made international headlines with almost all knowledgeable and fair observers acknowledging that most of the charges against the man were both undeniably political and undeniably true. The Russian businessman was Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky and [...]

Former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley Says CIA Should Arm Ukraine And Lie About It

By: Wednesday November 26, 2014 7:55 am

In a discussion if US-Russia relations hosted by the Aspen Institute of Ideas former US National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley proclaimed that the US government, via the CIA, should send arms to the Ukraine government then lie about it. Hadley made the statement after claiming to value honesty and calling Russia dishonest. The call to [...]

Putin Says Russia Will Not Allow Ukraine To Destroy Separatists

By: Monday November 17, 2014 8:15 am

In strikingly explicit terms Russian President Vladimir Putin said publicly what has likely been Russian policy for some time – Russia will not allow Kiev’s forces to destroy the separatists. The statement came during an interview with German television concerning the conflict in Ukraine and how Russia would respond to new sanctions. Putin framed the [...]

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