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The Outlook for the New Year — Paul Craig Roberts

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posted on Jan, 4 2015 @ 11:50 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: JanAmosComenius
Russia has been waging war against former SSR s that refuse to take orders from Moscow. South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Transniestria and now, "Novorossiya." You have to be blind not to see the pattern. None of these "balkanized" states, held much of interest to the United States or Europe, which is why Putin was able to carve them up unopposed. Ukraine, however, has potential energy reserves, which is why the situation is so potentially dangerous. Putin does not dare roll Russian tanks into the streets of Kyiv.

So Georgia war was provoked by Russia? And NATO/USA had no interest in Georgia? Why there were US and Israeli mil. advisers if this balkanized state didn't "... held much of interest to the United States or Europe, ..."? And similar but on steroids with Ukraine. People of this country had enough of corruption and oligarchy. They started to protest but soon this energy was hijacked by western interests. Many of western top politicians were present at Maidan supporting exactly what? Result is more corruption, oligarchs with mercenary armies, already pure economy was totally destroyed, cheap oil&gas from Russia vanished and civil war started. This is not Putin's but western - US - work.
And on second level Ukrainian crisis is way how to keep US "economy" on life support - on expense of Europe, Russia and Ukraine.
On third level its about oil trade in $. Direct trade with omission of $ between Europe and Russia is nightmare for western bankers.
Wall Street and City dwellers dag grave for Western supremacy. Yeah, greed is goooood.




posted on Jan, 4 2015 @ 01:56 PM
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a reply to: APT1Yksnidnak




There are so many more factors going on than just Georgia. Georgia is only a piece of the puzzle.


Georgia is certainly not the main topic of this article, I highlighted this only as an example where my views on how to resolve the problem are in strike contrast with Roberts.

The main message is the conclusion



Putin’s current plan seems to be to turn away from the West, ignore the provocations, and mesh Russia’s strategic and economic interests with those of Asia. This is a humane and reasonable course of action, but it leaves the West untroubled and undistracted by its economic vulnerabilities. An untroubled West remains a grave danger not only to Russia and China but also to Americans and the entire world.

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posted on Jan, 18 2015 @ 11:27 AM
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I have no doubt that we are headed towards a nuclear conflict of some sort. I had hoped that this would not happen. But Putin stole the Revolution in Russia and the hope that the Revolution brought fizzled out before it had a chance to shine. That is the truth that is ignored by so many.



posted on Jan, 19 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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Why we're there no US, NATO or Israeli troops, then?a reply to: JanAmosComenius



posted on Jan, 19 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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Why we're there no US, NATO or Israeli troops, then?a reply to: JanAmosComenius



posted on Jan, 19 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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Why we're there no US, NATO or Israeli troops, then?a reply to: JanAmosComenius



posted on Jan, 19 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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Why we're there no US, NATO or Israeli troops, then?a reply to: JanAmosComenius



posted on Jan, 19 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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Why we're there no US, NATO or Israeli troops, then?a reply to: JanAmosComenius



posted on Jan, 19 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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Why we're there no US, NATO or Israeli troops, then?a reply to: JanAmosComenius



posted on Jan, 19 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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