World Politics

Kiev’s Renewed Assault on Donbass to Trigger US-Russian War – Stephen Cohen

Thursday, August 20, 2015
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com 20.08.2015 There are some worrisome signs emerging that Kiev may be planning a new military assault against Donbass, Professor Stephen F. Cohen notes, warning that a US/NATO involvement in the civil war in Ukraine may potentially prompt a backlash from Russia, leading to a direct standoff between the two nuclear powers. There are... »

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras To Resign; New Elections Set For September 20

Thursday, August 20, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/20/2015 Update: GREEK PM TO HAND IN RESIGNATION TO PRESIDENT LATER ON THURSDAY -GOVT OFFICIALS “Greek state broadcaster ERT is reporting that the embattled prime minister will announce the vote later today. The PM has been meeting with government officials this afternoon and could resign from office having called the... »

Turkey On The Brink As Calls For Martial Law, Civil War Send Lira Plunging Again

Thursday, August 20, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/20/2015 For anyone who might have missed it, Turkey is quickly descending into chaos on all fronts. The lira is putting to new lows against the dollar on a daily basis as confidence suffers from a worsening political crisis which began in June when AKP lost its parliamentary majority for... »

US NAVY ON HIGH ALERT AS CHINA AND RUSSIA TO LAUNCH LARGEST-EVER JOINT WAR GAMES

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Paul Martin

Geoffrey Grider NowTheEndBegins.com August 18, 2015 THE CHINESE AND RUSSIAN NAVIES ARE GEARING UP FOR THEIR LARGEST EVER JOINT EXERCISES, SLATED TO BEGIN THURSDAY IN THE PACIFIC WITH MORE THAN 20 SHIPS FROM THE TWO NATIONS AND TO FEATURE ANTI-SUBMARINE OPERATIONS AS WELL AS A JOINT-BEACH LANDING. “And the sixth angel poured out his... »

US Claims Sending Heavy Weapons to Europe Not Meant to Provoke Russia

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com 19.08.2015 However, Russia would need to “respect the borders of its neighbors,” NATO Secretary General said. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Shipments of heavy weaponry from the United States to Eastern Europe and the Baltics is not a provocative move nor is meant to provoke Russia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said during an interview... »

Chinese Retaliation for Tianjin Would Kill 90% of All Americans

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Dave Hodges TheCommonSenseShow.com 18 Aug, 2015 The Tianjin explosion was waged as an act of war by the United States in response to China’s currency war with the subsequent Yuan devaluation, according to dissident sources from mainland China. Speculation has heavily centered around the fact the weapon used to attack China was a... »

Canada “Getting Clocked” by Something Far Bigger than Oil

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Wolf Richter WolfStreet.com August 18, 2015 Canada is likely in a technical recession, after the economy shrank for the first five months of the year. It’s heavily dependent on commodities. The oil bust and the broader commodity rout have been blamed liberally. The theory goes that the problem is contained. The oil patch... »

Venezuela’s currency is now so worthless that people are using it as napkins

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
By Paul Martin

MIKE BIRD BusinessInsider.com Aug. 18, 2015 An image is going round that sums up just how ridiculous Venezuela’s economy has become. A Reddit user uploaded a picture on Monday of a man using a 2 bolivar note to hold an empanada. According to Venezuela’s official bolivar-dollar exchange rate, the man using his money as... »

‘Going Big': US Deploys Tanks and Artillery to Bulgaria

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com 18.08.2015 The US military has deployed new tanks, artillery and vehicles to Bulgaria as part of its operation to “reassure allies” in the region. The US military sent four Abrams tanks, three artillery cannons and six light armored reconnaissance vehicles to Bulgaria on Monday in what one Heritage Foundation fellow called a “message... »

Funds For Fracking Finally Dry Up: One Last Hail Mary Pass Remains

Monday, August 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/17/2015 Is Saudi Arabia on the verge of winning the war on US Shale firms? It appears the spigot of malinvestment-subsidizing liquidity that kept numerous zombie energy firms alive has been shut off almost entirely. As oil prices return to cycle lows, so credit risk has spiked to record highs... »

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