World Politics

This Is What a Currency Collapse Looks Like: Shopping Frenzy: “We Have A Lot Of Rubles Losing Value Every Second”

Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

Mac Slavo December 17th, 2014 SHTFplan.com Russians have seen the writing on the wall and they know that they’re economy and currency are in serious trouble. Though the Russian central bank has pledged to protect and stabilize the Ruble, which has collapsed by nearly 50% versus the dollar in the last several months, people... »

Ukrainian Soldier Confirms: Ukraine’s Military Shot Down Malaysian MH17 Plane

Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

Eric Zuesse RINF.com 2014/12/17 A Ukrainian soldier who was part of the crew that operated the supposed missile-battery that the Ukrainian Government claims shot down the Malaysian MH17 airliner on July 17th has testified publicly for the first time, saying that the missile-battery was operated by the Ukrainian military, not by the rebels as... »

North Sea oil industry ‘close to collapse': Experts’ warning that oil price plunge is not all good news for UK economy

Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

Oil tycoon and government adviser Sir Ian Wood says 10% of jobs could go Premier Oil boss Robin Allan says at current oil prices it is ‘almost impossible to make money’ Brent crude has nearly halved in price on world markets since June By LAURA CHESTERS Thisismoney.co.uk 18 December 2014 The tumbling oil price... »

Is Russia Being Driven Into the Arms of China?

Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

By: GoldCore GoldSeek.com Thursday, 18 December 2014 The “isolation of Russia” idea is one which has been receiving a lot of traction of late. Russia’s recent economic woes have sometimes been covered with barely contained glee despite the hardships that average Russians may have to endure if the rouble continues to collapse … not... »

Putin Defiant, Lashes Out At West, Tells Russians Economy May Stay Weak For Two Years

Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 12/17/2014 Having started at noon Moscow time (4am Eastern), Putin’s annual Q&A run for a massive three and a half hours, during which the Russian leader took numerous questions from the public and as expected, reiterated the key “rally around the flag” talking points that have permeated Russian rhetoric over... »

Washington Seeks an Excuse to Wage a Nuclear War on Russia? “We’re Close to the Precipice. Will the Public Remain Silent?”

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Eric Zuesse Global Research December 17, 2014 The world is more nervous about the drift toward nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia than at any time since 1962’s Cuban Missile Crisis. When French President Francois Hollande urgently side-tracked his return-flight from a diplomatic mission recently, in order to meet with Russian President... »

Saudi Arabia’s Oil Strategy Is About More Than Destroying The US Shale Business

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

SHANE FERRO BusinessInsider.com DEC. 17, 2014 Saudi Arabia may not be aiming at the US in its hands-off policy toward falling oil prices. At a panel discussion Wednesday hosted by the Overseas Press Club and Control Risks (the latter a global risk consultancy), the speakers seemed skeptical of the idea that Saudi Arabia was... »

NATO tactical aircraft double flight intensity near Russia, Belarus borders

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

Itar-tass.com December 16, 2014 Reports on Russian warplanes’ violations aim at distraction from NATO reinforcement near the Russian border MOSCOW, December 16. /TASS/. Tactical aircraft of North Atlantic Alliance states more than doubled flight intensity near borders of Russia and Belarus this year, Chief Commander of Russian Air Force Colonel General Viktor Bondarev told... »

Report: U.S. Ground Troops Clash with Islamic State Fighters

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

Battle allegedly occurred near base where U.S. troops are stationed Kurt Nimmo Prison Planet.com December 17, 2014 A news agency attached to the Shafaq Foundation for Culture and Media of Faili Kurds reports U.S. ground troops engaged in a battle with IS fighters. The battle allegedly occurred near the Ain al-Asad base in western... »

Pentagon Announces Increased Military Activity On Russia’s Border

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

NATO tactical flights more than doubled in 2014 Kurt Nimmo Prison Planet December 17, 2014 The Kiev-based Ukrainian Independent Information Agency reported on Wednesday the United States has increased its troop presence along the Russian border. The statement was issued in response to an accusation made by the Russian National Center for Control of... »

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