"Russia's Rebirth as a Great Civilization is Inevitable"
November 18, 2014
Vladislav Krasnov, 77, is a Russian professor who has worked at many US universities and think tanks, and written for the Illuminati (CFR) Foreign Affairs. His opposition to "Western (i.e. Zionist) unilateralism" indicates that resurgent Russian nationalism is very much part of the Illuminati dialectic. Essentially we see two Illuminati factions disagreeing about the shape of the world, a disagreement which may be sincere but certainly useful in terms of promoting tension and defence spending. Here is Krasnov's latest newsletter from his "Russia-US Goodwill Association."
"The problem the US has with Russia is NOT that it is reverting to the old Soviet ways. No, the problem is that the New Russia has been asserting itself as a new nation state which has thrown off the yoke of Communism and therefore feels stronger, prouder and more unified in body and spirit than ever under the USSR."
Is the mystery of the Malaysian airliner tragedy finally solved? So says the Russian engineer Ivan Andrievsky who claims he received email from an anonymous American who had access to satellite pictures showing the shooting of the plane by a Ukrainian air force jet. You may choose from two reports, it's your call:
THE elections in Ukraine on October 26, in the Donetsk and Lugansk republics on November 2 and the mid-term election in the USA on November 4 went as expected. The only unexpected thing was the voter participation: about 75% in the war-torn fledgling republics, about 50% in the post-coup Ukraine and 36.6% in the USA. The impression is that the more US tries to "export democracy" to Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, and Russia, the less is left for local consumption. Even the unflappable Washington Post is exasperated at the lowest turnout since WWII
An unprejudiced observer can see that the further West you travel, the lower is the share of those who vote. It does not bode well for Western democracies.
Putin is tops everywhere-- the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Beijing, G-20 Summit in Brisbane, and at the BRICS leaders' conference inside G-20 Summit.
Forbes magazine reports: "For the second year running, our votes went with the Russian president as the world's most powerful person, followed by U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Don't we need to hear what the world's most powerful person has to say? Putin's speech at the Valdai Club - full transcript
Friday, Nov 14, 2014
What really happened in Beijing: Putin, Obama, Xi -- and the back story the media won't tell you. Ukraine, Iran's nukes, the price of oil: if only the media connected the dots
Patrick connects the dots the Big Media does not want you to connect
<<The planet's other major powers, for all their imperfections and, indeed, disgraces, understand that their time has come, parity between West and non-West is upon us. This is the core reality, not to be lost sight of. China's and Russia's domestic problems are rather like America's; they are to be resolved by Chinese, Russians and Americans, a point we understand easily when it comes to the interference of others but not the other way around, when the question is our interference elsewhere.>>
Patrick Smith's analysis echoes that of Seumas Milne on the other side of the Atlantic
<<A real counterweight to US power is a global necessity. Conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine will spread without effective restraint on western unilateralism...With the collapse of the Soviet Union, that restraint disappeared. It was only the failure of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq - and Russia's subsequent challenge to western expansion and intervention in Georgia, Syria and Ukraine - that provided some check to unbridled US power.>>
Twenty-five years ago the Berlin Wall came tumbling down and with it - we are told - the last moments of the Cold War. Today there is talk of a new Cold War again pitting Russia against the West. One can make the argument the Cold War never ended for Washington. Watch Peter Lavelle CrossTalking with Ray McGovern, EdLozansky and Andranik Migranyan. http://rt.com/shows/crosstalk/
RAGA's task of providing varied, objective and dependable info about US-Russia relations became a LOT easier with the advent of Russia-Insider. Below is Ed Lozansky's article--but please peruse through the whole site:
The West's Fatal Russia Mistakes: 1989-2014
When the Berlin wall came down the West had an historic chance to find a strong friendly ally in Russia.
Western mistakes over the following years has lead to the exact opposite.
The US to must reverse its policy of hegemony, and pursue multilateralism. Anything else will lead to continued conflict.
Lozansky blames the USA for imposing Neo-Liberal reforms on Russia: <The consequences of that tragic decision signified a catastrophe for Russia -- devastating economic decline worse than in World War II; collapse of education, science, health services, of the military; two Chechen wars; thousands of Western "advisers" helping implement criminal privatization of state assets; the IMF's crude policies...Russian oligarchs, some of them cheered by the West were grabbing not only economic and financial power, but also openly buying up politicians, wholesale and retail.>>
Lozansky does a good job of informing not only Americans, but Russians as well. About US role in Ukraine he writes:
<< In fact, it is no secret that the main aim of this project was a major geopolitical weakening Russia . What actually happened is well known : the Civil War , more than 4 thousand killed and tens of thousands wounded, hundreds of thousands of refugees , the colossal destruction of houses and infrastructure .... In the global information space actively implanted version that the blame for this tragedy lies entirely on Russia , or rather, its President Vladimir Putin. >>
RAGA associate Professor Nicolai Petro sends his remarkable collection:
"Is Ukraine Slipping Into Illiberal Democracy?" The Nation, October 30, 2014.
"Main legitimacy concern: Ukrainian parties opposed to 'Euromaidan' faced restrictions," RT Op-edge, October 28, 2014.
"Ukraine's Elections Sealed Minsk Agreement's Fate, Make Country Easier to Govern," RIA Novosti, October 28, 2014.
"How Russia Views the post-Cold War Order, Russia Direct, October 27, 2014.
"Ukraine Holds Parliamentary Elections, Al Jazeera America, October 27, 2014.
Sharon Tennison offers an interview with Ray McGovern,
History: Berlin Wall to Ukraine and Crimea
In a challenge to the authors of the booklet Costs of a New Cold War: The US-Russia Confrontation over Ukraine published by the Center for the National Interest, I argue on the pages of RAGA that the current US hostility toward Russia is an escalation of the New Cold War that the USA has started when post-Communist Russia refused to obey under US Neo-Liberal hegemony. This New Cold War conflates the Crusade against Muslim "terrorists" with a Crusade against secular, but a re-born Christian Russia.
The problem the US has with Russia is NOT that it is reverting to the old Soviet ways. No, the problem is that the New Russia has been asserting itself as a new nation state which has thrown off the yoke of Communism and therefore feels stronger, prouder and more unified in body and spirit than ever under the USSR. To be sure, the New Russia has its share of the problems, those inherited from the USSR (such as the weakness of civil society, suspicion toward democratic procedures, and excessive reliance on centralization and government controls) and those which have resulted from US-sponsored neo-liberal reforms (capital flight, oligarchic monopolies, corruption, and consumerism). However, Putin's Russia has been making big strides in balancing various group interests to create a positive vector of democratic development.
Recently I was interviewed by Radio Radonezh, independent Christian network broadcasting in Russian language across the globe. We talked about my book NovayaRossia, which is actually Russian translation of my book Russia Beyond Communism: A Chronicle of National Rebirth published in the USA in 1991. The thrust of my argument is that Russia's national rebirth as a great civilization is inevitable.
When I wrote the book, Soviet soldiers were forbidden even to wear a crucifix. Now Putin and his associates want to be seen at Russian church services. You may want to listen to this November 11, 2014 (at ) interview onhttp://tv.radonezh.ru/www/_
If by its meddling in Ukraine, the US tried to divide the Russians in order to affect regime change in Russia, it failed miserably. After Crimea re-joined Russia via popular referendum, there is a remarkable patriotic upswing in all regions of Russia. There is a movement underway for consolidation of all patriotic forces, regardless of their political leanings, as long as they are ready to protect Russia's sovereignty.