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It’s Up to Germans to Decide if They Need War in Europe

The geopolitical project of creating independent Ukraine in order to destroy the Russian statehood was not a brainchild of US strategists. The idea belonged to German ideologists. No need to fall prey to illusions, it should be understood that the people who take foreign policy decisions in Berlin today are hardly ready for a compromise with Russia on Ukraine... Czar Alexander III probably had a reason to turn to the wall the picture of German Emperor, who was his uncle, while calling Iron Chancellor Otto von Bismarck «ober-swine». No matter that, the great German politician cared about the fate of his people. That’s what a wise foreign policy is about. Germans themselves should decide if they want a war in Europe. They should think about it and not forget that the United States pursues its own goals...

Natalia MEDEN | 26.11.2014


 

West Cynically Plays For More Time to Deny Iran

After a full year of tortuous negotiations, the P5+1 group and Iran have now extended the nuclear talks for another six months. The move comes after foreign ministers from the US, Britain, France, Russia, China, Germany and Iran failed this week to conclude a final deal in Vienna on the long-running nuclear dispute... Western chatter about «complex issues» is but a cynical cover for justifying continuing Western hegemonic dictates and denying Iran its legitimate national rights. The only thing complex, it seems, is how the West can keep spinning this crisis beyond any rational, moral or legal justification.

Finian CUNNINGHAM | 26.11.2014


 

What is Implied by Weimar Format of Talks on Ukraine?

...It strikes an eye that the United States started to change rhetoric on Ukraine. Before the US advanced its goals at the talks along with the promises to grant new loans. Now it has changed – Kiev is told it won’t be given money anymore. Senator Benjamin Cardin, the Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, said at the Commission’s session devoted to the fight against corruption that the United States will help Ukraine but provide no money for fraud schemes. This is an intriguing scenario. What will Kiev do under the circumstances? On the one hand, Kiev depends on Washington and has little wiggle room. On the other hand, the Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk groups have cemented their positions and established firm control over the corruption flows during the nine months that have passed since the coup d’état. It’s not that easy to shake their positions...

Boris NOVOSELTSEV | 26.11.2014


 

Reparations for Colonialism

...In 2007 the litigation suit was launched at the high court in central London. The Kenyans wanted the UK government to pay them £59, 75 for the atrocities committed by British troops sent to quell the uprising. The veterans of liberation movement were resolute. They said in case of refusal they would go to the International Court in The Hague. Leigh Day issued a claim on behalf of the plaintiffs. In June 2013 the case ended up in an out-of-court settlement of about £19, 9 million pounds (23, 04 million euros). The ruling can be considered as a success though the money is only a third of the sum wanted by claimants. This is a precedent that made the West panic and inspired the developing countries to continue their fight for colonial reparations.

Valentin KATASONOV | 15.11.2014


 

German Foreign Minister to Visit Moscow Next Week to Discuss Ukraine: Media

News | 12.11.2014


 

The Berlin Wall Just Another Brick in The Wall

The 25 th anniversary marking the fall of the Berlin Wall was an occasion to propagandise the past simultaneously with the present. US President Barack Obama in reference to the defunct wall said that the crisis in Ukraine showed that «Europe’s freedom» was still unfinished business... German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking in the capital as hundreds of illuminated balloons rose into the night sky, said that the fall of the Berlin Wall was «an inspiration» for oppressed people everywhere, and she singled out Iraq, Syria and Ukraine for special mention... Obama and Merkel’s bracketing of the present conflict in Ukraine with the collapse of the Berlin Wall is obscene. It is a travesty of history and an odious attempt to conceal the very real crimes and cause of current conflict in Ukraine...

Finian CUNNINGHAM | 11.11.2014


 

Partition of Germany and Devastation of Ukraine: Can Parallels be Drawn?

...The ensued partition of Germany at the end of 1940s took place upon the initiative of Western powers, not the Soviet Union. At that, the unification of Germany in 1990 was impossible without Moscow’s benevolent attitude.  Now the question is: who threatens the European security today? Is it Russia, the successor to the Soviet Union, the winner in WWII, the country which is known to be a consistent opponent of Neo-Nazism in any form? Or those who connive at the revival of Neo-Nazism in the heart of the continent under the pretext of integrating Ukraine into Europe as they supposedly share the same values? Is it not the pattern of defeated Germany that the West uses to destroy the state of Ukraine today? 

Yuriy RUBTSOV | 09.11.2014


 

On Rewriting the History of the Second World War and Reviving Reparation Claims

The basic principles and terms of the reparation payments made by Germany and her allies were determined in 1945 at the Yalta and Potsdam conferences. For the USSR, the subject of German reparations was closed in 1953 when Moscow outright refused reparation deliveries from the German Democratic Republic and began paying for them at Comecon (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance) prices. Owing to the division of Germany and a number of other reasons, no general records were even set up for Germany’s fulfilment of its reparation obligations. Today, the German government does not have accurate information regarding its reparations and is using little more than certain expert estimates...

Valentin KATASONOV | 07.11.2014


 

Germany’s Ethnic Dilemma. Alarm Bell Rings in Cologne

Mass unrests took place on Sunday, October 26, in the biggest city of the largest German land. It showed that immigration has become the most burning issue for the country. According to official data, around 16 million out of 80 are either immigrants or were born to immigrant parents... After the tough fighting in Cologne Federal Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière warned about a serious threat to internal security posed by Islamic extremists. Jörg Zierke, the head of Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office, says 225 alleged extremists are under surveillance now. Their number was 80-90 a few years ago. There are 420 cases being investigated with 500 people charged. Against this background Islamophobia in Germany is on the rise...

Natalia MEDEN | 02.11.2014


 

Ukraine Waits for Solutions to Its Problems from Everyone but Itself

At trilateral talks held in Brussels on October 30th, Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission reached an agreement on Russian gas supplies to Ukraine and gas transit to Europe. It is a temporary solution to this problem, since the agreement only covers the next five months – until the end of March 2015. Shortly before this, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso made it clear that emergency lending to Ukraine, including for the payment of its Russian gas debts, would not exceed €790 million (Ukraine is asking for €2 billion). Money for Ukraine can only be taken out of the pockets of European taxpayers. But European taxpayers are already disgruntled.

Pyotr ISKENDEROV | 01.11.2014




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It’s Up to Germans to Decide if They Need War in Europe

The geopolitical project of creating independent Ukraine in order to destroy the Russian statehood was not a brainchild of US strategists. The idea belonged to German ideologists. No need to fall prey to illusions, it should be understood that the people who take foreign policy decisions in Berlin today are hardly ready for a compromise with Russia on Ukraine... Czar Alexander III probably had a reason to turn to the wall the picture of German Emperor, who was his uncle, while calling Iron Chancellor Otto von Bismarck «ober-swine». No matter that, the great German politician cared about the fate of his people. That’s what a wise foreign policy is about. Germans themselves should decide if they want a war in Europe. They should think about it and not forget that the United States pursues its own goals...

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