The Patrushev Oversight

Iain Davis In a recent interview with Russian media, Nikolay Patrushev, an intelligence officer who is the former director of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and the current secretary of the Russian Federation Security Council, spoke about the nature of power in the West. In keeping with the previous address of President Putin at Valdai, Patrushev …

Why 100% of the Blame for Ukraine’s War Is Obama’s, and None Is Putin’s

Eric Zuesse This is in response to Caitlin Johnstone’s January 28th article, which alleged that not all of the blame for the war in Ukraine goes to Obama’s decisions, and which accused Russia of “warmongering” (and avoided using any such strong term of condemnation against America’s Government), “Why Don’t You Ever Criticize RUSSIA’S Warmongering??”: She […]

The West is demilitarizing itself via Ukraine. Has anyone thought of this? [Video]

Wikipedia gives a running list of the “contributions” that nations around the world have made in both humanitarian aid and military aid to Ukraine. While Wikipedia itself is often subject to “influence” and, hence, biased reporting, it seems that the aggregate of information presented here is a fair representation of what is taking place. Many […]

Saudi Crown Prince defies the US policy against Syria

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator   In November 2022, Saudi Arabia formally changed its stance on Syria. Saudi Arabia is the political powerhouse of the Middle East, and often shares positions on foreign policy and international issues with the UAE, which has previously re-opened their embassy in Damascus. “The kingdom is keen to maintain […]

Patriarch Kirill asks President Putin to call ceasefire for Christmas, Ukraine says “hell, no” [Video]

A truce proposed by President Vladimir Putin of Russia, under the suggestion of Patriarch Kirill I of the Russian Orthodox Church, is set to be put in place for Russian armed forces starting 12:00 local time and lasting until midnight January 8th. This 36-hour period is intended to facilitate Orthodox Christians attendance of Church services […]

Dmitry Rogozin sends French ambassador a memento of the war [Video]

Dmitri Rogozin, once head of the Russian space agency Roskosmos, penned a letter to Pierre Levy, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of France. This letter calls out the French government for its participation in the Ukraine – Russia war, and includes a shell fragment that was fired from a French artillery piece […]