New at Strategic Culture Foundation 5-11 February 2012: Kosovo / US / UK / Syria / Maldives / Falklands

11 February 2012Strategic Culture Foundation

Truly Disgusting – the West in Kosovo

11.02.2012 | 00:00 | Aleksandar PAVIC
In the tantrums thrown by the Western powers in the wake of the Russo-Chinese veto of their UN Security Council resolution on Syria, the US’s UN Ambassador, Susan Rice, expressed «disgust» at these two states’ behavior. In addition to these kinds of «hysterics» – as Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov so aptly described them – being calculated to rally the global media further against the two Eurasian giants, they also serve the purpose of directing attention away from the West’s own disastrous intervention track record. On February 8, just four days after the failed Syria resolution, the UNSC had a chance to discuss another Western interventionist «success story» – Kosovo

Threats to the U.S. as viewed by the country’s intelligence

10.02.2012 | 00:01 | Leonid SAVIN
On January 31, James Clapper, chief of the United States Intelligence Community (IC), presented a report on the threats America is to face in the future… Judging from the frequency of mention, we may conclude that Iran is now the No. 1 enemy for the US, while Russia is ranked second…

Syria: On the Brink of War?

09.02.2012 | 00:00 | Oleg DMITRENKO
The Syrian situation appears to be moving to the new qualitative stage – the brink of war. Those who plan attacking Iran see the Basar Assad’s overthrow as a preliminary step. The v?t? imposed by Russia and China on the UN Security Council’s draft resolution opening a way to intervention in Syria gave rise to a storm of intimidations by the USA and its allies against Moscow. It’s imperative to meet the assault with rapid and tough response because the intervention threat is not gone. Countries rather exotic for the world politics arena like Qatar, for instance, followed the example of the USA and Germany intimidating Russia…

Turmoil in the Indian Ocean Archipelago Nation

09.02.2012 | 00:00 | Aurobinda MAHAPATRA
The developments in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation, Maldives in past few days bring to picture the turmoil, accompanied by the tussles between different ideological elements in this tiny Muslim majority nation, comprising of about 1200 islands…

Threat Assessment Report: US Vision

08.02.2012 | 08:05 | Andrei AKULOV
A few days ago US Director of National Intelligence (DNI), General James Clapper, accompanied by the chief of the CIA, General David Petraeus and FBI director Robert Mueller, gave Congress their annual assessment of the world’s security situation. The report on the world threats is a result of many months of work carried out by 16 intelligence services. The 30-page unclassified review of the state of the world presented the vision of global trends along with threats and challenges the USA faces in 2012. The core idea is that there is no single major adversary, the treats are multiple and versatile…

Checkbook Diplomacy Doesn’t Apply to the United States

07.02.2012 | 15:29 | Wayne MADSEN
A State Department cable divulged by WikiLeaks points to the hypocrisy of U.S. foreign policy and how Washington has pressured countries into not recognizing Abkhazia/South Ossetia by exerting pressure directly or via its allies… Perhaps the most draconian use of U.S. pressure regarding recognition of Abkhazia/South Ossetia was the pressure Washington, London, and Paris applied on four poor African states, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau, Central African Republic, Guinea-Bissau, and Mali…

Oil war in South Atlantic: Great Britain vs. Latin America

07.02.2012 | 00:00 | Nil NIKANDROV
At present a new escalation of tension between Argentina and Great Britain is being intensively discussed in the media. Does it mean that Las Malvinas (the Folkland Islands for Great Britain) may become the theater of war again? In the current situation a new war may become even fiercer – the reserves of the oil and gas fields which were discovered on the shelf of the archipelago are comparable with the reserves of the oil fields in the North Sea…

Syria and UNSC: New Provocation against Russia

06.02.2012 | 00:00 | Alexander MEZYAEV
On February 4 the UN Security Council (UNSC) held a new session devoted to Syria. This time the targets of the strike were Russia and China. It was done in an open and demonstrative way. The provocative skills become more and more honed. This time around the number of the draft resolution sponsors was not four (like in October 2011) but nineteen… Ignoring Russia’s stance the draft did not include the demands for “the Syrian opposition to distance itself from extremist groups that commit acts of violence and a call on all states and all those who possess adequate resources to influence the groups to make them stop it.”…

Case of professor Seselj: what must the Hague Tribunal do?

05.02.2012 | 00:00 | Alexander MEZYAEV
As it became known from the report by the doctors who visited professor Vojislav Seselj on January 27-28, his state of health is critical. Staying in prison, without special medical aid he may die at any moment… Now when the medical conclusion has been announced, what must the Hague Tribunal do? First of all it must to release Seselj immediately. The trial can continue but with the defendant being out of prison…

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