Putin, Russia and the West


#961

This doesn’t fit the narrative, are they really the same people that won it for Trump and caused Brexit


#962

It does seem fairly amateurish and hard to reconcile with them being behind everything underhand in the West.


#963

INF (1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces ) treaty: Russia ‘will respond’ to new US missiles in Europe
bbc.com/news/world-europe-45971537


#964


macrobusiness.com.au/2019/0 … uary-2019/


#965

Just to highlight the McCarthy ism in relation to Trump and Russia. This story is relevant to Aughinish alum.

rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/01 … h-alumina/


#966

McCarthyism how?


#967

Interesting interview with the great man


#968

Good man Vlad keep going, they will hate him even more now


#969

I have been trying to figure out how Sinn Fein were so successful in our recent election, then the story below appears in the IT, so I reckon it was the boys in the GRU who did it

We need to join NATO ASAP, if we don’t the Russians will invade sooner or later, I think I still have my FCA uniform somewhere, might be a little tight on the waist, but I’m willing to do my duty when the time comes


#970

Incredible video on Putin released by Navalny.


#971


#972

Anyone been following the very odd Russian financial moves of the last few months. This is very different from 2014 or 2016, or even 2007 for that matter. I dont get the feeling that this is the Russians preparing for a new round of sanctions. Which are easy to get around.

I’m starting to get the feeling they are hunkering down for some shitstorm they expect to happen pretty soon. The Chinese starting a war perhaps. Such as with Taiwan. President Xi is in a very weak position and there have been rumors of at least one coup attempt in the last year. According to the expat Chinese media. Once the fact that the SARs Cov 2 virus was the product of a Wuhan lab becomes widely known and starts to sink in given the bullying inferiority complex of the CCP the situation could get very dangerous very quickly. I dont see any good ending as long as Xi remains in power.


#973

The Chinese are in no rush to take Taiwan (and who cares if they do) they will wait until the mid to late 2030s

Its amazing how unlucky China was with the C19, it started at exactly the worst time for them, just before Chinese New Year, and it started in one of the key transport hubs, what are the odds, if I didn’t know better I’d say someone else was behind the whole thing

As for the Russian financial moves, what have they done thats so different form recent years, they will continue to reduce their exposure to the US where possible


#974

What other moves?

I just saw this one - or is it accurate at all?


#975

The internal Chinese state media rhetoric has been notched up very noticeably the last 6 months. Given how the CCP have crushed Two Systems in Hong Kong in the last year the threats against Taiwan are becoming more explicit. We are back to 1960’s level of provocations. But no coastal artillery. Yet.

This was written 2017 and the situation has really gone south since then…

The lab escape happened around April 2019 and the breakout happen not just because of the usual coverup but because Xi wanted nothing to interfere with his great 70’th Anniversary shine dig. They had spent several years planning his most glorious moment.

This was not the first lab escape. There was chatter after 2003 that the original source of the Guangzhou SARs CoV 1 primary cluster in 2003 was a lab escape. In that case a natural virus.

I’ve been following the Russian moves for years. They have a deep multilevel financial defense system which has worked very well for more than a decades. Something feels different about the more recent moves. It see, more proactive for a secondary threat rather than a primary threat. Time will tell.


#976