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Informationskrieg gegen Russland ist Kriegsvorbereitung!

Russland Informationskrieg

Und jedem Anfang wohnt ein Zauber inne,

Der uns beschützt und der uns hilft, zu leben.

Aus: „Stufen“ – Gedicht von Hermann Hesse

Zur ersten vollen Amtszeit des schneidigen jungen russischen Präsidenten Putin schien noch alles in Ordnung. Am 25. September 2001 hielt er im Bundestag eine zu Herzen gehende Rede, auch mit großen deutschsprachigen Redeanteilen, hör- und sichtbar um äußerste Präzision bemüht. Deutschland wollte gute und engere Verbindungen, Russland sowieso. Doch Washington hatte längst anders entschieden – und das gab den Ausschlag...

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INF als Testfall für die Zukunft

INF Testfall

Der jetzt einseitig von den USA gebrochene Vertrag über nukleare Mittelstreckenwaffen wurde 1987 unterschrieben und 1988 in Kraft gesetzt. So schlecht kann die Arbeit der Beteiligten nicht gewesen sein, mehr als 30 Jahre Laufzeit für einen derart technik-gesteuerten Vertrag sind viel. In den letzten 30 Jahren hat sich die Welt jedoch radikal verändert, mehrere neue Kräfte haben die Bühne betreten, allen voran China, jedoch auch Indien und Pakistan. Und beide Seiten, Russland und die USA, haben neue Waffensysteme und Techniken entwickelt, über die zu sprechen wäre – ein höchst lohnender Einsatz von Zeit und Kraft.

Unter diesen Umständen ist es eigentlich gar nicht nötig, einen derart bewährten Vertrag gleich in die Mülltonne zu werfen – das halbe Jahr „Karenzzeit“, das die USA ab de...

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Afghanistan: 45 Jahre Unheil durch US-Politik

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Für Washington war alles klar, 1974. Pakistan bekam das Recht, eine eigene Atombombe zu entwickeln und die Technologie weltweit in islamischen Ländern zu vermarkten – und musste dafür Trainingslager für Mudschaheddin einrichten, die durch Terrorangriffe in Afghanistan den wachsenden Einfluss aus Moskau unterstützter Kommunisten eindämmen sollten. Gulbuddin Hekmatjar, Gründer und Chef der Islampartei (Hezb-i Islami) Afghanistans, jetzt erneut ein Bewerber um die Präsidentschaft, gehörte damals zu den ersten Absolventen solcher Trainingseinrichtungen – diesem Autor* zeigten Absolventen in den 80er Jahren ihre pakistanischen Ausweise. Außerdem erhielt Pakistan milliardenschwere Finanzunterstützung, etwa 78 Milliarden US$ (Währungswert 2016) seit der Unabhängigkeit allein von den U...

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Scandinavia On A Dangerous Path

Scandinavia

NATO’s continuous anti-Russian aggression increasingly reaches out to northern Europe for further escalation.

The US mercenary company „Mission Essential“, Ohio, is seeking personnel „speaking Russian and Norwegian to assist emergency secret operations of the U.S. military in Norway”, – reports US „Newsweek“ magazine, referring to Russian media and Maria Zakharova, Russian foreign affairs spokeswoman as of last week. Her accusation sounds highly credible: „American companies are recruiting staff in NATO member Norway to carry out provocations against Russia.“ Of course, Washington isn’t really delighted to see such efforts exposed – says „Newsweek“: „It is unclear why the Russian government was aware of the jobs being advertised by a U.S. security company...

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Putin-Erdoğan Meeting: Progress is Joint Vision!

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Presidents Putin and Erdoğan present a developed relationship of partners ready to overcome their difficulties.

Illegal US pressure and interference in the increasingly dangerous case of Venezuela is only one first-class show piece of how far good Russian-Turkish relations may reach. Biggest challenge today, however, is a constructive solution to contradictions in Syria, which are situated much closer to both partners and their troops. And, of course the third partner in the Astana process, Iran, should never be forgotten.

Last Wednesday’s meeting of the two presidents became necessary, after Turkey’s failure to achieve the promised progress in Idlib province coincided unhappily with Turkish plans on establishment of a „25-30 km“ (Erdoğan, joint press conference) security belt on Syrian ...

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The USA and the Syrian Kurds

Arabische Nato

US foreign policy is (mis)using Kurdish nationalism since succeeding to British global aspirations in the wake of WW2

The Kurdish people pride themselves in a very old history, forerunners reaching back to early Neolithic settlers up to 10’000 years B.C.. Sykes-Picot map drawing of 1916 willingly sacrificed their national territorial aspirations to serve British and French imperialist colonialism. Today Kurdish population is estimated to count between 30-45 million people – estimates suffering from lack of data –, divided to mainly four countries: Turkey (15-20 million), Iran (11 million), Iraq (8 million) and Syria (estimates between 1.6-2.5 million).

US covert and overt policy is using Kurdish tribes to destabilize all four home countries, including terrorism...

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Turkey Sends More Troops Into North-East Syria

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Washington’s escalatory steps force Ankara to react – with potentially positive consequences for the stalled Russian-Turkish Sochi agreement. 

The news came Wednesday noon and were as brief as precise: Turkish president Erdoğan announced, that he plans to launch a military operation in North-East Syria in the coming days. Two weeks earlier, the US army was reported by a CIA-backed publication to have set up military installations, three in Tal Abyad and two in Kobane. Preparations show, that Erdoğan plans to move quickly:

  • – in previous days, Turkish army has brought army personnel of the 3rd Brigade as well as supplies to the Syrian border.
  • – on Wednesday, Turkish troops took down walls of the city of Ras al-Ain
  • – at the same time, US forces set up an observation post near the town of...
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G20 Summit: Is the US Losing its Global Leadership?

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Fact is, it’s the other way round: Global leadership has lost he US – and for good.

The Buenos Aires G20 summit cemented, what really is US president Trump’s political strategy: Washington does not even care for a US leadership role – it’s just cutting deals. Trade trouble with China? The intermediate fixing sounds easy and fair: Trump stops tariffs on 200 billion US$ imports from China – and Beijing agrees to buy more US goods, mainly in the sectors agriculture, energy and industry, but without commitment to defined thresholds as yet; and in the aftermath, Trump tweeted, that Chinese tariffs on US cars, recently raised to a whopping 40%, would be reduced; Beijing had lowered other cars‘ tariffs  from 25% to 15%...

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Mosul and Raqqa – Remote-Controlled Misery

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Reports about the two ex-IS cities, Mosul and Raqqa, drive tears into the eyes of any decent researcher, who still enjoys possession of a warm heart.

Dry facts are quickly told: Mosul is the fifth biggest Iraqi city behind the capital Baghdad, located 400 kilometers north of it on the right bank of Tigris river, opposite the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh on the east bank. The invasion mainly of US forces from „the coalition of the willing“ in 2003 caused great damage to the city, resistance and a fierce and brutal battle to drive the out led to large-scale further destruction. US counter-insurgency („CoIn“) battle style without much care of the civil population raised alarm and opposition worldwide, with detailed reports surfacing all over the media...

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Trump’s INF Treaty Game

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The INF treaty covers intermediate range nuclear forces – but Trump’s handling might result in wide range and long term consequences, trading US political interests for short term gains of their arms industry.

Two of the many problems analysts face with US president Trump’s political moves are, that the gap between announcement and factual decision and the life cycle of a decision are not really predictable. This bulk of trouble is overshadowed by the fact, that this US president is used to see any of his moves in the light of two permanent campaigns he is working for: public relations in general and re-election specifically. The mere mentioning of these criteria implicates what everybody can see easily: Trump is simply not the type of person for serious long-term planning, programming and...

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