21 September 2013 — — Strategic Culture Foundation
World Balance Reshaped
21.09.2013 | 00:00 | Nikolai BOBKIN
The United States has a custom of putting the countries, which have fallen out of its favor, on the “rogue states” list. Now it risks itself to be subject to international isolation. The Washington’s world political center status is being lost, the Obama’s policy on Syria has happened to be short-sighted and strategically wrong. The America’s game with “foes of convenience” like Syria and Iran, has failed. Nobody wants to join the United States in their fight against these states and the US claim to Middle East domination is being rejected more resolutely…
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4 May 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation
A Finnish Haven for Terrorists
03.05.2013 | 08:34 | Vladislav GULEVICH
The extremist Internet site «Kavkaz-Center», which is once again being talked about in connection with the terrorist attacks in Boston, used to operate out of Sweden and at one time was located in Estonia and Lithuania, but has seriously become a mouthpiece for Chechen terrorists since moving to Finland. Here it has been taken under the wing of Mikael Storsjö, whose activities are regarded quite favourably by the Finnish authorities. Operating out of Finland, «Kavkaz-Center» successfully acts as an «information window» to the outside world for the «Caucasus Emirate» – an organisation classified as terrorist in Russia. Characteristically, the US authorities have also included the Caucasus Emirate on its list of terrorist organisations, but are doing nothing to neutralise it…
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26 April 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation
Gold: Back to Money World (II)
27.04.2013 | 00:00 | Valentin KATASONOV
There are two interpretations of the reasons behind the military intervention against Libya – the defense of human rights and the desire to grab the Gaddafi’s oil. Both are wrong. The real reason is the fact, that Colonel Gaddafi was brave enough to follow the example of General De Gaulle. He tried to bring into life the idea of getting away from paper money in favor of gold standard. By doing so he threatened the owners of printing press or, in other words, the major share owners of the private company under the name of the US Federal Reserve System…
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2 February 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation
Yair Lapid: The New Star on the Israeli Political Scene
02.02.2013 | 00:00 | Dmitry MININ
The main surprise of Israel’s latest elections for the19th Knesset was the Yesh Atid party («There is a future»), established less than a year ago it came in second with 19 seats, and is led by 49-year-old Yair Lapid. Some (political opponents) predict it will soon collapse, others (supporters) unquestionably see him as a future leader of the country, still others view Lapid as a product of political technologies grown overseas and grafted onto Israeli soil, similar to the leaders of the «color revolutions» in Eastern Europe, but more subtly so: «no protruding ears» or visible external shocks… Continue reading this...
15 December 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation
The Winner`s Parade in the Gaza Strip, or When «a Pillar of Cloud» Cleared
15.12.2012 | 00:00 | Dmitry MININ
No matter how hard Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, along with the Israeli propaganda machine claim that the outcome of operation «a Pillar of Cloud» against the Gaza Strip was a victory and a harsh lesson to the ruling Hamas movement there, it is now clear that in spite of the sustained sacrifices, Hamas was able to earn the greatest benefits from these events. Continue reading this...
17 November 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation
Once again on the territorial dispute between Japan and China and Korea (II)
17.11.2012 | 10:11 | Alexander VORONTSOV
Almost simultaneously with the aggravation of the territorial dispute between China and Japan, a long-standing dispute has sharply escalated between Japan and South Korea over ownership of the Dokdo Islands (Korean name), they are also called Takeshima (Japanese name). If in the case of the Senkaku archipelago Japan carries administrative control, the Dokdo islands are under the sovereignty of the Republic of Korea (ROK)…To date, the picture is very dramatic. At the same time, albeit from different viewpoints, Japan`s territorial conflict with neighboring countries is really important for, the ROK, China and Taiwan, Russia … Continue reading this...
3 November 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation
The DEA as a coordinator of drug trafficking in Latin America
03.11.2012 | 12:00 | Nil NIKANDROV
Inspector Franklin Brewster Chase, aged 39, the head of investigation of particularly important cases of drug trafficking in Panama, was poisoned on July 3, 2006. Brewster, like many other members of staff, kept food brought from home in the fridge, which stood in one of the staff rooms. After having lunch and drinking water from a plastic bottle, he fell ill, began to complain of shortness of breath, fever, dizziness, and nausea. Half an hour later, still conscious, he asked to be taken to the National Hospital. Two weeks later he died in excruciating pain. Panamanian investigators told the press that, in all probability, Brewster had been poisoned by organophosphate pesticides… Continue reading this...
6 October 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation
Global Drug Mafia and the Banks. An Introduction to the Subject
06.10.2012 | 00:00 | Valentin KATASONOV
The truth to be kept in mind is that as of today the merger between the financial sector grands and the drug mafia in its classic forms – the cartels and syndicates – is an accomplished fact. No border exists any longer between global-scale banks and drug cartels and, consequently, between laundered and legally clean money – a lot of the funds believed to belong to the latter category actually fall within the former. The present alliance between banks and drug cartels is best described as the drug-banking mafia or the drug-banking business…The socioeconomic model currently materializing in the majority of the world’s countries can be interpreted as a hitherto unstudied brand of capitalism, namely, the drug-banking capitalism…
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22 September 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation
Abuse Video from Gldani Prison a Pivotal Point in Georgia’s Race to Parliament
22.09.2012 | 08:33 | Vladimir IVANOV
The huge scandal which erupted in Georgia following the release of a video showing inmates abused in Tbilisi’s Gldani N8 Prison highlighted the obvious: as always, the post-Soviet republic’s chances to hold elections in a healthy atmosphere are nonexistent… Continue reading this...