Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan harshly criticized Israel over the air strikes on Gaza which left dozens dead, saying that it is impossible to continue the normalization process with Israel under these circumstances.
The channeling each year of billions in US tax dollars away from education, healthcare reform, and social services at home, to support Israel’s military machine, has linked the struggle for Palestinian rights with the causes of equality and social justice in the US and elsewhere. The injustice result-ing from Israel’s occupation, colonization, and enforcement of apartheid is heavily linked with corporate greed, environmental degradation, education cuts, and privatization of healthcare. The Israeli historian argues that the BDS movement is the best means to end Israel's oppressive occupation.
Syria's Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem said that the massive turnout for the landmark presidential election imposes an unavoidable reality that no one can ignore, demonstrating the defeat of US and its allies and that the end of the three-year conflict in his country "begins today".
The title of "Dalai Lama", was not granted by the Dalai Lama himself, or created by Tibetan Buddhism, or conferred by the old Tibetan ruling class and still less by any foreigners. The title was actually granted by the central government of China's dynasties and has multi-ethnic language features.
Sergei Khrushchev, the son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, who is in charge of research in a U.S university, argues that Crimea was never a part of Ukraine except for bureaucratic reasons. The land has actually been Russian for centuries and Washington is wrong to make it a major bone of contention with Moscow.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed that CIA director John Brennan was in Ukraine last weekend. Brennan was in Kiev to seek and rescue 20 US Company Blackwater employed mercenaries.
Assad’s victory in the upcoming elections would be a landslide victory due to all the humiliating losses of USA and its allies in Syria. Western intelligence circles are on a state of shock, not only because of the recent military achievements by the Syrian government, but because all their estimates about the collapse of the Syrian government proved shortsightedness and major blow to their studies and analysis.
The first official warning shot was fired before an all-out assault on the dollar system begins. Not by a Putin advisor that can be brushed off, but by Alexey Ulyukaev, Russia’s Minister of Economy and former Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank. A major escalation.
For America, the situation in Ukraine is a geopolitical game, another opportunity to hurt Russia’s interests. For Russia, it’s not a geopolitical game. It’s a matter of national identity, it’s an ethnic matter. Putin’s ratings are at two-year highs and will no longer have to cater to the needs of the pro-Western community. He is now supported not only by his usual conservative electorate, but also by the communists and nationalists who like his decisive actions and his disregard for America’s objections. From the economic point of view, everyone should get ready for tough actions from Moscow if Washington steps out of line, not the other way around.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych spoke out against the coup d’état and made a case that USA is breaking its own laws by giving money to Nazi bandits who illegally took the government by force.
The relationship between Russia and Syria is built on an organic and strategic alliance based on credibility, understanding and mutual respect. Syria is a key partner for Russia and not a vassal, as the relationship between the United States and its "allies." The priority of the Syrian government is to combat terrorism which means also to defend Syria, the security of its allies and world stability which Russia strongly supports and not the hegemonic illusions of United States. Russia, who wants world peace and sovereign nations be treated as equals like China, showed great firmness in opposing the Americans and the bias international envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi. Geneva II is when Russia put an end to American illusions.
As divisions deepen between the eastern and western regions of Ukraine, the backers of the putsch regime in Kiev portray Russia as a reckless aggressor to absolve their own responsibility for engineering the crisis. Yet that is far from the truth: US and EU condone what is effectively a coup d’état with no constitutional validity.