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  • The Duran - Saturday updates

    04/09/2022 7:08:48 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 6 replies
    The Duran ^ | April 9, 2022 | Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris
    Trouble in South Pacific, Solomon Islands. WW3 is fast approaching [17:10] April 8, 2022 - @ 1:00pm EDT Christoforou - 3 updates today.Von der Leyen visits Kiev. Mariupol factory, radio communication in European languages. Update 1 [26:41] on Odysee: heading for regime change. Russian MOD warns of false flag. Update 2 [17:54] on Odysee:'s Truss wants more weapons. Cyprus press exposes Elensky. Maduro weighs-in on conflict. Update 3 [19:38] on Odysee:'s-truss-wants-more-weapons.-cyprus:0Alexander Mercouris - 1 update today.Russia Gains Control Mariupol Port, Cuts Interest Rates as Inflation Slows, Pakistan Regime Change [38:32] on Odysee:,-cuts:c
  • The Duran - Friday updates

    04/08/2022 5:32:22 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 5 replies
    The Duran ^ | April 8, 2022 | Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris
    Neocons/EU push to prolong conflict to achieve Putin regime change goal [45:50] April 8, 2022 - @ 1:00pm EDT Christoforou - 2 updates today.Nuland ends EastMed gas. Elensky tour hits Cyprus. Russia out of UN Human Rights Council. Update 1 [27:15] on Odysee: Spokesman Peskov gives strange interview to Sky News. Update 2 [23:28] on Odysee: Mercouris - 1 update today.Ukraine Asks NATO for Western Weapons as Donbass Military Crisis Deepens [33:43] on Odysee:
  • Uncommon Knowledge - 5 More Questions for Stephen Kotkin - Ukraine (video)

    03/06/2022 12:02:38 PM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    This interview is an hour and 18 mins. It's well worth the time to listen. Historian Stephen Kotkin has written 2 volumes on the biography of Stalin and is working on the 3rd and final volume. His knowledge of Russia leading up to Putin is comprehensive. He's optimistic about America and the western world.
  • America’s Loss In Afghanistan Is China’s Gain: China has expanded its geopolitical influence with astonishing speed.

    08/17/2021 10:21:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/17/2021 | Helen Raleigh
    It is easy to think the Taliban is the biggest winner in Afghanistan, since it has overtaken the entire nation in days as the United States, once clearly the most powerful nation on earth, pulled out of Afghanistan in the most humiliating fashion. But in the larger geopolitical context, the real biggest winner in Afghanistan is the Chinese Communist Party.The CCP has benefited from America’s military engagement in Afghanistan for the last 20 years. As the United States spent trillions of dollars and sent thousands of troops to fight a futile “war on terrorism,” successions of U.S. administrations, regardless of...
  • A Revealing ‘Gaffe’ Roils Asia (A Japanese official tells the truth about China’s Taiwan ambitions)

    07/10/2021 11:08:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 9, 2021
    A Japanese official tells the truth about China’s Taiwan ambitions.Japan’s government played clean-up this week after Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso indicated the country would intervene to repel a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Such Chinese military expansion, he said Monday, could threaten Japan’s “survival,” and “if that is the case, Japan and the U.S. must defend Taiwan together.” Japan officially embraces a “one-China” policy and favors a diplomatic resolution between Beijing and Taipei. China’s state media on Wednesday published a piece in response warning that if Japan is involved in a conflict over Taiwan, it “will become the target...
  • 'Get Ready for War!' General Urges Ukrainians to Prepare for Imminent Conflict With Russia

    04/25/2021 10:07:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Mon, Apr 26, 2021 | John Varga
    A TOP Ukrainian general has warned the country it must prepare for the worst and be ready to go to war with Russia at any time.However Major General Serhii Kryvonos said he did not believe that the threat of war had been eliminated and argued that all the country must get ready for further conflict. While the army was ready for war, the rest of the country was not and was "in a panic", he told Espresso TV He added: "In the war, we need to expect the worst scenario and prepare for it." The Deputy Secretary of the Ukrainian...
  • The U.S. Intelligence Community’s Harrowing Take on Our Possible Futures

    04/21/2021 9:59:32 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    World Politics Review ^ | 19 Apr, 2021 | Stewart M. Patrick
    Every few years, the U.S. National Intelligence Council, or NIC, gazes into its crystal ball and imagines the world 20 years hence. The latest installment, released on April 8, is a harrowing read. “Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World” anticipates an era even more chaotic and divided than our own, in which institutions at all levels struggle to adapt to abrupt demographic shifts, economic turbulence, runaway climate change and technological innovation. The COVID-19 pandemic, which has left governments thrashing and multilateral institutions flailing, is the shape of things to come. “Global Trends 2040” is the fourth in a series...
  • ‘Wokeness As A Geopolitical Tool’: Author Says China Is Using Social Justice To Manipulate Americans

    04/07/2021 5:38:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/07/2021 | Nathalie Voit
    Entrepreneur and author of “Woke, Inc” Vivek Ramaswamy claimed China is using “woke” politics to manipulate Americans during a Wednesday appearance on “Fox and Friends.” China has positioned itself as “uniquely off-limits” for identification as the origin country for the novel coronavirus despite the country clearly being so, Ramaswamy argued. “The Zika virus, the Marburg virus, and Ebola, were all named after the places of origin. In fact, MERS stands for the Middle Eastern respiratory virus. That’s an older coronavirus,” Ramaswamy told “Fox & Friends.” Ramaswamy continued, noting other COVID-19 strains — such as the U.K. variant, Brazilian variant and...
  • Fish wars as Devon boats under attack by rival French scallopers

    10/14/2020 10:45:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    DevonLive ^ | 14 OCT 2020 | John Bett & Colleen Smith
    One of the Brixham boats was under attack as 15 boats surrounded himFish wars have broken out in the English Channel as French scallopers confronted their Devon counterparts - firing flares and throwing FRYING PANS. Two Brixham boats, the Girl Macey, skippered by Scott Glover, and the Golden Promise, by Brian Whittington, were involved in the deep-sea skirmish last night. They were surrounded by around 20 French vessels and were pelted by objects including frying pans and rocks and a dangerous flare was fired into the wheelhouse of the Girl Macy. The hostile French crews also threw oil at the...
  • Geopolitics: How Maps Help Us Understand History, Predict the Future, and Go Beyond Politics

    09/23/2020 3:13:07 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 3 replies ^ | 9/23/2020 | Brian Miller
    “It is not often that nations learn from the past, even rarer that they draw the correct conclusions from it.” – Henry Kissinger American students are notoriously bad at geography, and have been for some time. In 2002, for instance – the year after the 9/11 attacks – only 17% of American students could find Afghanistan on a map. In 2016, less than one third were able to score a minimal pass of 66% on the National Geographic Global Literacy Survey. In 2015, the United States Government Accountability Office reported that 75% of eighth grade students don’t even know what...

    04/29/2020 5:20:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Common Sense Podcast ^ | 20/4/20 | Rudy Giuliani
    Foreign Affairs Expert and Asia Analyst, Gordon Chang, Weighs In
  • Six Of The Hottest Oil Stocks For 2020

    01/08/2020 7:56:41 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 17 replies ^ | 01-07-2020 | Charles
    This is what the bears don’t get about oil stocks: These are no longer the reckless, wasteful, binge years of the shale boom. The smart companies have adapted to a new reality. close [x] Pause Unmute Remaining Time -1:33 Fullscreen Now, it’s about dramatic new offshore discoveries that are being brought online in record speed. It’s about brilliant new well-completion designs that enhance productivity. It’s about integrated giants who win, either way. It’s about extremely ambitious small-caps that slip into new venues and scoop up massive basins when no one’s looking. It’s about ingenuity on multiple levels that translates into...
  • Is This The Next Great Oil Frontier?

    01/03/2020 2:06:56 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies ^ | 01-03-2020 | Meredith
    Nigeria has long been known for its oil riches. Angola has too, but decades of entrenched corruption have chased foreign investors away. Now Namibia is joining the African oil conversation with one of the most oil-friendly regimes on the continent. It’s offering 5% royalties on what might just be a very productive shale play in Reconnaissance Africa’s (RECO.V) Kavango Basin. Emerging markets are where oil upside might be found these days but navigating them is a challenge.
  • Iran Admits: Tanking Oil Revenue Cripples Country

    11/12/2019 3:47:54 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 8 replies ^ | 11-12-2019 | para
    In contrast to previously defiant statements that Iran will withstand any sanctions of its ‘enemies’, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani admitted on Tuesday that it is now very difficult to run the country with severely crippled oil revenues. “Although we have some other incomes, the only revenue that can keep the country going is the oil money,” Radio Farda quoted Rouhani as saying, when he commented on the reduced oil revenues because of the U.S. sanctions on its oil industry and exports.
  • Iran’s Supreme Leader Approved Saudi Attacks: Washington

    09/19/2019 7:41:58 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 53 replies ^ | 09-19-2019 | Irina
    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approved the attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure, a U.S. government official told CBS, adding that the approval had been granted on the condition that Iran’s involvement could be denied.
  • The US Massively Underestimates The Trade War Blowback

    09/12/2019 10:37:03 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 30 replies ^ | 09-12-2019 | Robert Berke
    Trade wars and sanctions are economic weapons against rival regimes, and like actual military warfare, often lead to unanticipated and sometimes devastating blowback from the targeted regimes. A prime example was President Obama sanctioning Russia over its annexation of Crimea. The sanctions were designed to block Russia from any access to western financing, aimed at causing a dire financial and economic crisis in Russia that would force it to relinquish Crimea and end support for Ukraine’s breakaway territories.
  • US Offered Millions To Captain To Help Seize Iranian Oil Tanker

    09/05/2019 9:52:31 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    The United States has offered several million dollars to the captain of the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 to steer it to a port in a country that would detain the ship on behalf of the United States, the Financial Times reported, citing emails that the top U.S. envoy for Iran had sent to the vessel’s captain. “With this money you can have any life you wish and be well-off in old age,” the U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, wrote in an email to Adrian Darya’s captain Akhilesh Kumar, FT reports. The email also contained a warning...
  • Did Russia Make A Secret Nuclear Energy Deal With North Korea?

    01/31/2019 3:28:41 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 3 replies ^ | 01-31-2019 | Haley
    New reporting has revealed that last fall Russian officials offered a nuclear power plant to North Korea as part of a secretive proposal. The offer was proposed in exchange for North Korea dismantling its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles with the intention of circumventing the stalled negotiations between Kim Jong Un and the Trump administration, which had reached an impasse. This information was sourced from United States officials who were made privy to the clandestine discussions between Russian and North Korean leaders.
  • Religion in Russian Geopolitical Strategy

    11/25/2018 7:12:52 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Providence Magazine ^ | 2018 | Gordon R. Middleton
    The U.S. needs to acknowledge and understand the religious motivation grounding the aggression of adversaries like the Taliban, ISIS, and Putin against U.S. interests. This is not only because certain kinds of conflict will not be ultimately won with tanks and airplanes alone, but also because a lack of understanding promotes dangerous policy mistakes. The plight of Christians in the Middle East gives but one example: Putin and Assad have maneuvered to become the explicit protectors of Eastern Christianity in situ. Moscow is back as their shield and Orthodoxy’s patron. He didn’t sidle up to the Russian church in recent...
  • Iran: U.S. Has Failed To Stop Oil Exports

    11/20/2018 9:24:55 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies ^ | 11-19-2018 | Tim
    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the country will continue to export oil despite fresh U.S. sanctions, which he described as “psychological war doomed to failure.” “We will not yield to this pressure which is part of the psychological war launched against Iran,” he said on state TV. “They have failed to stop our oil exports. We will keep exporting it ... Your regional policies have failed and you blame Iran for that failure from Afghanistan to Yemen and Syria,” he added, to chants of “Death to America!”. Rouhani also said that the U.S. lacked international support for...