World Politics

A Signal of Coming Collapse

Monday, November 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

SilverDoctors.com November 17, 2014 The Bank of Japan plans to buy ¥8 to ¥12 trillion per month. The government is selling ¥10 trillion per month in new bonds. This is an astonishing development. The Bank of Japan will buy 100 percent of the new government bond issuance. When the central bank is buying all... »

Ukraine Warns It Is Ready For ‘Total War’ Against Russian Troops Pouring Over The Border

Monday, November 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty BusinessInsider.com Nov. 17, 2014 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said his country is “prepared for total war,” as fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists continues around the rebel-held city of Donetsk. In an interview with the German daily “Bild”, Poroshenko said, “I am not afraid of war with Russian... »

Ukraine Bank Runs Begin As Poroshenko Plans To Sever Socio-Economic Ties With Separatist-Held Regions

Sunday, November 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 11/16/2014 In what the pro-Russian separatists call “an act of genocide,” Ukraine’s President Poroshenko signed a decree Friday that will explicitly withdraw state support for the regions within a month. While appearing to implicitly recognize the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk as autonomous, the decree means that the central bank... »

From Vlad to worse: He was snubbed at the airport, made to sit alone at dinner, shunted to the edge of the family photo and condemned by world leaders… it’s no wonder President Putin was Russian to leave the G20 summit

Sunday, November 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has left Australia, cutting his attendance at Brisbane’s G20 Summit short The weekend saw a series of diplomatic snubs from Western leaders who demanded accountability from the Russian President for the MH17 flight disaster Many expected outright confrontation as Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had threatened to ‘shirtfront’ the Russian... »

The US Doesn’t Want to Stop The Islamic State (ISIL) – Only Exploit them for Other Means

Sunday, November 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Steve Chovanec Global Research November 16, 2014 Doubts have been raised over the alleged alignment of al-Nusra and ISIL. Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi has reasonably argued that perhaps the western-backed FSA factions are falsifying this link as a means to justify more US-Support. Brandon Turbeville has also reasonably argued that this could be a... »

ISIS Beheads Another American After Report “Jihadi John” Injured In Air Strike; Gen. Dempsey Arrives In Iraq

Sunday, November 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 11/16/2014 Perhaps in prompt and direct refutation that the infamous executioner “Jihadi John” had been injured, a few hours ago, ISIS release its latest execution video. Yet, oddly, as in several previous instances, the 15-minute video released Sunday doesn’t show the beheading according to the WSJ, but closes with a... »

David Cameron Says People Aren’t Radicalized By Poverty Or Foreign Policy, But By Free Speech Online, So ISPs Agree To Censor Button

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Mike Masnick TechDirt.com Fri, Nov 14th 2014 A few years ago, we mocked then Senator Joe Lieberman’s request that internet companies put “report this content as terrorist content” buttons on various types of online content. The plan went nowhere, because it’s a really bad idea, prone to massive abuse. Yet, over in the... »

Putin Is Hoarding Gold To Prepare For Economic War

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

Andrew Critchlow, The Telegraph BusinessInsider.com Nov. 15, 2014 Russia’s central bank added to its reserves of bullion in the third quarter, according to the latest report from the World Gold Council. Russia has taken advantage of lower gold prices to pack the vaults of its central bank with bullion as it prepares for the... »

Oil-Producing Countries’ Currencies Are Getting Crushed

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 11/15/2014 While most people’s attention has been focused on the demise of the Russian Ruble this year, since the June highs in Crude Oil, the oil-producing nations of the world have seen their currencies devalue rapidly. From Brazil to Nigeria and Algeria, the impact of lower oil revenues is starting... »

What really happened in Beijing: Putin, Obama, Xi — and the back story the media won’t tell you

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

Ukraine, Iran’s nukes, the price of oil: There are ties worthy of a Bourne film, if the media connected the dots Patrick L. Smith Salon.com Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 By way of events on the foreign side, the past few weeks start to resemble some once-in-a-while event in the heavens when everyone is supposed... »

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