World Politics

De-Escalation Off: US Deploys Troops To Poland

Friday, April 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 04/18/2014 So what part of “All sides must refrain from any violence, intimidation or provocative actions,” did the US not understand when they decided that deploying troops to Poland was in keeping with the four-party deal? As WaPo reports, Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment... »

Russia Confirms Troop Build-Up Near Ukraine; Warns West, More Sanctions “Absolutely Unacceptable”

Friday, April 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 04/18/2014 For the first time, Russia has confirmed that it has built up its military presence on the Ukrainian border (according to Agence France Presse). On the heels of the de-escalation and the West’s threat of tougher sanctions (if Russia failed to abide by the new ‘deal’), Kremlin spokesman Dmirty... »

Tyler Durden’s picture Guest Post: Why The West’s Financial Warfare Against Russia May Lead To The Real Thing

Friday, April 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Harold James ZeroHedge.com 04/18/2014 A mix of military reluctance and willingness to use financial weapons was evident before the First World War, as it is now in Ukraine. Countries’ efforts to protect their financial systems often centred on increased banking supervision and, in many cases, enlarging the central bank’s authority to include the... »

The Strangelove Effect: How We are Hoodwinked into Accepting a New World War

Friday, April 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

By John Pilger Global Research April 18, 2014 I watched Dr. Strangelove the other day. I have seen it perhaps a dozen times; it makes sense of senseless news. When Major T.J. “King” Kong goes “toe to toe with the Rooskies” and flies his rogue B52 nuclear bomber to a target in Russia, it’s... »

Kiev: Military operation in Ukraine southeast to go on despite Geneva agreement

Friday, April 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

RT.com April 18, 2014 Despite calls for a peaceful dialogue in the document on Ukraine adopted in Geneva, the coup-imposed Ukrainian Foreign Minister said it will not affect the “anti-terrorist” operation in the East of the country and the troops will remain there. Soon after the Geneva document, adopted at a four-side meeting between... »

Ukraine “De-escalation” Voided As Pro-Russia Militia Refuse To Vacate Occupied Buildings

Friday, April 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 04/18/2014 If yesterday we had questions about the half life of the effectiveness of the latest diplomatic de-escalation of Ukraine tensions ‘achieved’ in Geneva, following news that both Ukraine would continue its anti-terrorist operation and that fighting had broken out in various east Ukraine locations after the agreement, today any... »

X22 Report:US/Russia De-escalation Agreement Is A Distraction, The War Agenda Moves Forward

Friday, April 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

The public debt of Spain is getting worse and threatens to exceed 100% GDP. Housing continues to implode and more mortgage departments are laying off. President Obama is creating an executive order to support solar panel development which leads back to the BLM/Bundy Ranch crisis. North Korea is moving missiles to its coast. US... »

Ukraine crisis: Deal to ‘de-escalate’ agreed in Geneva

Thursday, April 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

BBC.com 17 April 2014 Russia, Ukraine, the US and the European Union have said that all sides have agreed to steps to “de-escalate” the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Their foreign ministers were speaking at the end of talks between Russia, Ukraine, the EU and US in the Swiss city of Geneva. Analysts say the... »

More “De-escalation” – NATO Sends Five Warships To Baltic Sea

Thursday, April 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 04/17/2014 The latest development out of NATO, which was already largely expected, must be part of the just announced elaborate de-escalation scheme. From VOA: “NATO members are sending navy ships to the Baltic Sea to increase the security of the alliance’s eastern European allies in response to the Ukraine crisis.... »

US to Putin: This could get ugly

Thursday, April 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

Presstv.ir Thursday Apr 17, 2014 CIA Director John Brennan’s recent secret visit to Ukraine carried a warning from US President Barack Obama to Russian President Vladimir Putin about possible future confrontation between the two former Cold War rivals, an analyst says. Leslie H. Gelb wrote in a column in the Daily Beast that the... »