Eric Zuesse: US Lies About Crimea — Truth Helps

Things Will Get Worse Until US Stops Lying About Crimea Unless the U.S. government’s lies about Crimea — the ‘Russia seized Crimea’ narratives — become acknowledged to be lies, war between the U.S. and Russia can only continue to become increasingly likely, because the world is sliding toward World War III based upon these lies, and will therefore inevitably …

John Robb: Russia in Crimea – A Hostile Energy Acquisition

Why is Russia going after the Crimea? It’s just a hostile acquisition As I’ve said for years, Russia is an energy company with all the trappings of nation-state — John McCain recently paraphrased me by calling Russia “a gas station masquerading as a country.” Everything Russia does militarily is aimed at expanding it’s energy interests.  From acquiring …

NIGHTWATCH: Russia, Crimea, Ukraine, & The Nazi Hydra – Beginning of a Long War to Eradicate 21st Century Nazis?

Russia: President Putin met the CEO of Siemens at his residence outside Moscow today. Siemens promised to continue working with the Russian firm Gazprom and to continue doing business in Russia. Comment: The Wall Street Journal published an insightful article describing how German firms have been working behind the scenes all month to maintain Russian …

Berto Jongman: WSJ on US Intelligence Collection Failure In Relation to Russia, Ukraine, and Crimea

U.S. Scurries to Shore Up Spying on Russia In Crimea, Russia May Have Gotten a Jump on West by Evading U.S. Eavesdropping EXTRACTS: U.S. military satellites spied Russian troops amassing within striking distance of Crimea last month. But intelligence analysts were surprised because they hadn’t intercepted any telltale communications where Russian leaders, military commanders or …

Owl: Crimean Tatars — Long Genocided by Russia — Threaten Jihad

Tatars comprise 12% of Crimean population, and they are are real badasses with a lot of jihadis, and will be a major component in a volatile mix over there. Jihadi Crimean Tatars Threaten Terrorism After Russian Takeover Phi Beta Iota: Tatars have been subject to genocide by the Russians for a very long time. They …