Tag Archives: Russian President Vladimir Putin

Robert Parry: ‘Realists’ Warn Against Ukraine Escalation

Exclusive: The neocons’ war-and-more-war bandwagon is loaded up again and rolling downhill as “everyone who matters” in Washington is talking up sending sophisticated weapons to Kiev to escalate Ukraine’s civil war, but some “realists,” an endangered species in U.S. foreign policy, dissent, notes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry  ConsortiumNews.com  February 10, 2015 In recent years, Official Washington – the politicians, […]

John J. Mearsheimer: Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault

“The United States and its European allies now face a choice on Ukraine. They can continue their current policy, which will exacerbate hostilities with Russia and devastate Ukraine in the process — a scenario in which everyone would come out a loser. Or they can switch gears and work to create a prosperous but neutral […]

Diana Johnstone: Washington’s Iron Curtain in Ukraine

Tightening the U.S. Grip on Western Europe by DIANA JOHNSTONE  Counterpunch.org  Weekend Edition June 6-8, 2014 NATO leaders are currently a cting out a deliberate charade in Europe, designed to reconstruct an Iron Curtain between Russia and the West. With astonishing unanimity, NATO leaders feign surprise at events they planned months in advance. Events that […]

Diana Johnstone: Obama Endorses a Forgery

The Smoking Pop-Gun by DIANA JOHNSTONE  April 21, 2014  Counterpunch.org On Friday, April 18, President Obama voiced his righteous indignation over anti-Semitic fliers pasted on synagogue walls in the pro-Russian eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.  The fliers, calling on all Jews to register or face expulsion, had appeared the day before and were instantly denounced […]

Diana Johnstone: Ukraine and Yugoslavia

“I sometimes get the feeling that somewhere across that huge puddle, in America, people sit in a lab and conduct experiments, as if with rats, without actually understanding the consequences of what they are doing.” – Vladimir Putin, 4 March 2014 Vladimir Putin (en.wikipedia.org) Diana Johnstone  March 21, 2014 Paris. Five years ago, I wrote a […]

Bruce Gagnon. Thou Hypocrite: Preparing for War with Russia

Now is the time for all peaceful people to speak out.  Before the real shooting starts. By Bruce K. Gagnon  Organizing Notes  March 2, 2014 BBC reports: John Kerry told US media Russia might “not even remain in the G8” and Russian President Vladimir Putin might “find himself with asset freezes”. “You just don’t in the […]