‘No chance of color revolution [US/NATO takeover] in Russia’ – security chief

From RT.com — via Silent Circle.com Russian authorities control the situation in the country and will not allow a ‘color revolution’ scenario planned by foreign special services, says Secretary of the Security Council Nikolay Patrushev This is a traditional political tool for some nations, aimed at destruction of statehood and sovereignty of a foreign country,…

Angry Putin tells Merkel Ukraine’s Minsk peace process is all but dead

Alexander Mercouris — The Duran May 4, 2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin used his press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to make some of his harshest comments for some time about the situation in Ukraine, and to pronounce the Minsk process which is supposed to lead to a Ukrainian peace settlement all but dead….

Putin’s New World Order

  Mike Whitney — The Unz Review April 28, 2017 Is Vladimir Putin the most popular Russian leader of all time? It certainly looks like it. In a recent survey conducted by the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center, Putin’s public approval rating soared to an eye-popping 86 percent, which is twice that of Obama’s when…

The Impending Clash Between the U.S. and Russia

Mike Whitney — Counter-Punch April 7, 2017 President Donald Trump’s missile attack on the Shayrat Airfield in Western Syria was a poorly planned display of imperial muscle-flexing that had the exact opposite effect of what was intended. While the attack undoubtedly lifted the morale of the jihadists who have been rampaging across the country for the last…

Trump Has Surrendered. Will Putin Be The Next To Surrender?

April 6, 2017 Paul Craig Roberts Update: Washington has reopened the conflict with a Tomahawk missile attack on Syrian Air Force Bases. The Russian/Syrian air defense systems did not prevent the attack. The Washington Establishment has reasserted control. First Flynn and now Bannon. All that are left in the Trump administration are the Zionists and…

The Beneficiaries of Conflict With Russia

Brian Cloughley — Counter Punch March 31, 2017 On  January 30 NBC News reported that “On a snowy Polish plain dominated by Russian forces for decades, American tanks and troops sent a message to Moscow and demonstrated the firepower of the NATO alliance. Amid concerns that President Donald Trump’s commitment to NATO is wavering, the…

The establishment needs to make up its mind: do “false flags” happen, or not?

Off-Guardian — April 3, 2017 Just hours after the alleged terrorist attack on a St Petersburg metro station, a BBC news reporter stated (see the video above): Well, there have been demonstrations – political demonstrations – against corruption, and against President Putin and his system…perhaps this is some kind of attempt to distract from the…

Ending Syria’s Nightmare Will Take Pressure from Below

Mike Whitney — The Unz Review March 28, 2017 Ominous developments in East Syria have drawn the United States and Russia into closer proximity increasing the likelihood of a violent confrontation. The Trump administration has embarked on a dangerous plan to defeat the terrorist militia, ISIS, in Raqqa. But recent comments by US Secretary of…

The Beneficiaries of Conflict With Russia

Brian Cloughley — Counter Punch March 31, 2017 On  January 30 NBC News reported that “On a snowy Polish plain dominated by Russian forces for decades, American tanks and troops sent a message to Moscow and demonstrated the firepower of the NATO alliance. Amid concerns that President Donald Trump’s commitment to NATO is wavering, the…