Last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, said at the celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall last weekend that we are facing a new Cold War. What are the geopolitical realities behind this statement?
This weekend I was invited onto RT to do an interview about the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, particularly focusing on the speech delivered by the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, during his visit to Berlin.
I would like to expand on some of the topics I mentioned – how to encapsulate an alternative geopolitical perspective different from the Western orthodoxy in under four minutes? A task even Monty Python would find challenging!
The coup d’état in Ukraine is a worrying example of growing neo-Nazi tendencies in Eastern Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a Serbian newspaper. He stressed that “open manifestations” of neo-Nazism are also commonplace in Baltic states.
“Regrettably, in some European countries the Nazi virus ‘vaccine’ created at the Nuremberg Tribunal is losing its effect. This is clearly demonstrated by open manifestations of neo-Nazism that have already become commonplace in Latvia and other Baltic states,” Putin told Politika newspaper ahead of his visit to Serbia.
“The situation in Ukraine, where nationalists and other radical groups provoked an anti-constitutional coup d’état in February, causes particular concern in this respect.”
KIEV, October 19. /TASS/. Ukraine’ party Opposition Bloc will hold its own parallel vote counting and will video shoot all violations and attempts to rig votes at the parliament elections due on October 26, Yuri Miroshnichenko, a party’s leader and candidate for a seat in the Ukrainian parliament, said on Sunday.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing
China’s Foreign Ministry called Obama’s move a “serious violation of the basic norms of international relations,” while China’s State Internet Information Office likened the Obama’s actions to “a thief yelling ‘Catch the thief.’”
The Chinese foreign ministry on Thursday warned the United States to stop “fabricating stories” and “mudslinging” after a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official accused China of stealing secrets from U.S. firms.
“Chinese laws forbid hacking or any other behavior harmful to cyber security, and it is an undoubted fact that the Chinese government resolutely cracks down on crimes,” foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily news briefing in response to a question on the FBI official’s remarks.
U.S. pResident Barack Obama replaced the Ukrainian Government in late February 2014, and he has achieved a lot there, most especially by means of the civil war that resulted when he tried to exterminate the people who had voted for the previous [NO EUROPEAN UNION] Ukrainian leader – the man whom [Rothschild’s] Obama overthrew.
Obama installed in that coup an anti-Russian [Pro European Union] Ukrainian Government, and so he now needed to get rid of Ukraine’s pro-Russian [Sovereign] voters, who were the residents in Ukraine’s southeast, especially in Ukraine’s Donbass region.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the relatives of the victims must know the truth!
NEW YORK, September 26 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow will strongly demand an open and independent investigation into the case of mass graves, recently discovered in eastern Ukraine’s conflict-torn Donetsk Region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.
“The last OSCE [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe] report which was presented in Vienna, confirmed that they were civilians, they were shot at point-blank range, and they could have been abused prior to it. We are very concerned by all this. We cannot accuse anyone as there are no results of the investigation yet, but strongly demand an investigation, an open and independent one,” Lavrov told reporters at the UN.
We live in a world that is becoming increasingly unstable, and the potential for an event that could cause “sudden change” to the U.S. economy is greater than ever.
There are dozens of potentially massive threats that could easily push the U.S. economy over the edge during the next 12 months. A war in the Middle East, a financial collapse in Europe, a major derivatives crisis or a horrific natural disaster could all change our economic situation very rapidly.