Clash of economic interests

THE BRICS NATIONS CHALLENGE THE WEST?
The fourth BRICS summit getting together Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa was held on March 28-29 in New Delhi. No matter it didn’t last long one can say with confidence it has resulted in substantial achievements. In any case it’s obvious the leaders of the member countries had no intention to confine themselves to purely symbolic resolutions, so the outcome of event looks quite telling.

 

Geopolitics

USELESS MISSILE DEFENSE «SECRETS». WHAT’S BEHIND ANOTHER US «GOOD WILL GESTURE?»
The US national missile defense, especially its European component, is one of the major irritants in the Russia — US bilateral relations. The USA insists it is created to counter the threat coming from Iran and North Korea. Russia says geography, physics laws, and irrefutable facts clearly indicate the system is aimed at Russia not Iran. It makes its legitimate concern justified.

 

History debates

OPERATION NORTHWOODS: HAVE THE CIA AND PENTAGON PLANNED TERRORIST ACTS ON THE US SOIL?
It’s hard to believe nowadays. According the US law the archives can be declassified after 50 years. The documents related to Northwood operation, that never took place, were made public after this period of time. Reading it either gets one shocked or makes smile unbelievingly. It was exactly 50 years ago the CIA together with the Joint Chiefs of Staff were planning an attack against their own country. On March 13 1962 then Defense Secretary Robert McNamara submitted the plan to President John Kennedy for approval.

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IS EURO BECOMING "CONTAGEOUS"? Possible scenarios for the euro-crisis
Globalization’s playing an evil joke on the global economics. Troublesome region can hardly be "contained" and put into a financial "quarantine", isolating it from the more or less healthy EU body until the recovery. Such medical analogies are rather popular these days — the former chief economist of the IMF Kenneth Rogoff has recently stated that "euro carry crisis from one country to another like an infection". Besides there already are several patients in Europe and the doctor is in the same ward with them.

 

LIKELY SCENARIO: Greek crisis — euro crisis — German political crisis — collapse of the EU
Today few people doubt that the Greek crisis will turn into the euro crisis. The wish to write off Greek debts in order to avoid the future increase of debts and depreciation of loans seems to gain popularity in business and political circles. Yet the resistance of German voters, discontent with the realization of host plans will keep building up with each passing day, which means the only thing — crisis of euro may easily transform into a pan-European political crisis, which will question the very existence of the EU.

 

OPERATION NORTHWOODS: HAVE THE CIA AND PENTAGON PLANNED TERRORIST ACTS ON THE US SOIL?
It’s hard to believe nowadays. According the US law the archives can be declassified after 50 years. The documents related to Northwood operation, that never took place, were made public after this period of time. Reading it either gets one shocked or makes smile unbelievingly. It was exactly 50 years ago the CIA together with the Joint Chiefs of Staff were planning an attack against their own country. On March 13 1962 then Defense Secretary Robert McNamara submitted the plan to President John Kennedy for approval.

 

TURKEY — RUSSIA — EUROPEAN UNION TRIANGLE. Ankara partners fetched themselves in an equally poor situation
When Russia and China vetoed the resolution on Syria (essentially the same as Libyan one), Erdoğan decided to deliver the fairest justice all by himself. Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad, who "filled up the cup of his patience", was notified that "veto won’t stop Turkey and other countries (including the EU) from imposing sanctions against Damascus".

 

PEACE PRIZE OR PANDORA PRIZE?
On the 7th of October Laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced in Oslo. It’s difficult to say whether Wael Ghonim will be awarded — he has tough rivals. Yet, if we start giving this award away to people, who provoked a chain reaction of coups, civil conflicts, full-scale civil wars and mass bombings, then the name "Pandora Prize" fits the Nobel Peace Prize more.

 

Conspirology

"NUCLEAR CALIPHATE" ON THE AGENDA OF THE DAY. Death of Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al-Saudi and the intrigues about the Saudi throne
The most likely contender for the throne, Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz al Saud, is a hardcore adherent of the Saudi hegemony. His coming to power will accelerate the creation of a "new Caliphate" founded upon the GCC, including Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Moreover, this union will be expanded on the account of Jordan and Morocco. It goes without saying that Nayef will attempt to give the GCC nuclear program a kick-start, although proceeding from what we already know, it’s clear that in a year (two at most) we’re to hear the official statement that the "new Caliphate" disposes nuclear weapon.

 

 

 

 

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