MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION : The Pyrrhic Victories of Putin and the West

              by Michael Hammerschlag   http://wp.me/p4k2Jf-5z            GLOBAL POST      BUSINESS INSIDER       SCOOP                                          KIEV:    The sanctions against Russia and oil price cuts have finally worked- they are destroying the Russian economy: the value of the Ruble has collapsed, losing 60% of its value since the…

Obama Response to Mike’s letter

Dear Michael:                        FULL M.A.D. article (2.7x more)                                                                       Sept 15, 2014 Thank you for writing. My Administration continues to be deeply concerned by ongoing events in Ukraine, and I appreciate hearing from you. Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, its attempted annexation of Crimea, and its support for violent separatists constitute a…

IMPERIAL STRETCH : Putin’s Crimean Invasion

IMPERIAL STRETCH : Putin’s Crimean Invasion A Bridge Too Far     Apr 1, 2014 FlagPost a comment Kiev: Vladimir Putin’s return to the brutal politics of his predecessors didn’t come as a complete shock- we had ample warning the KGB strongman had a pining for the USSR and murderous tendencies: the hundreds of thousands erased in Chechnya,…

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WHAT’S PUTIN’S GAME: 5 Scenarios UPDATES Aug 18-27

by Michael Hammerschlag FULL UKR COVERAGE:  HAMMERBLOG        THIS PAGE:  http://bit.ly/1q8y9f9 AUG 27 UPDATE below   Russian Convoy Rolls In + RETURNS     EuroMaidanPress Kiev: AUG 15-31   Rebel Cmdr. STRELKOV retired-wounded?-  Girkin may have been pickled- after disappearing for several days, former DPR self-appointed Speaker Pushilin (Russian)+ Donetsk “peoples Governor” Gubarov (interview) first…

TURKEY- CLOSE THE BOSPHORUS!!

Dear President Gul and Prime Minister Erdogan Tel: +90 312 470 23 08             +90 312 422 10 00 Fax : +90 312 470 13 16           +90 312 422 26 67 Fax cumhurbaskanligi@tccb.gov.tr Considering Russia has callously and criminally invaded the sovereign territory of a neighboring country. — and that the 1994 Budapest…

CLOSE THE BOSPHORUS !!

WHITE HOUSE PETITION TO CLOSE THE  BOSPHORUS TO WARSHIPS PETITION / CONTACT  TURKEY TO CLOSE THE BOSPHORUS TO RUSSIAN WARSHIPS   WHITE  HOUSE  PETITION TO WHIT:                                     http://wh.gov/lVyBa Considering Russia has callously and criminally invaded the sovereign territory of a neighboring country.   – and that the 1994 Budapest Memorandum commits Russia, the US, and…