Apr 112014
 

Zero Hedge: “European partners have left Russia with “no alternative” but to halt supplies of gas to Ukraine and Europe, according to a letter from Russian president Putin to European leaders.

  • *EUROPEAN PARTNERS LEAVE RUSSIA ‘NO ALTERNATIVE,’ PUTIN SAYS
  • *RUSSIA TO HALT UKRAINE GAS IF PAYMENT VIOLATIONS GO ON: PUTIN
  • *PUTIN: RUSSIA UKRAINE GAS SUBSIDY WORTH $35.4B IN PAST 4 YEARS

The remarks, as Reuters reports, were the strongest sign yet that Russia could curtail supplies of gas to (and through) Ukraine affecting supplies of gas to Europe (as they fear Ukraine will siphon off Russian gas meant for Europe). Russia is already reducing its delivery through Ukraine but it stil represents 39% of Europe’s demand. Gazprom has also been forced to move to pre-payment terms on any future deliveries (there’s your IMF bailout).”

Opinion: The bottom line is oil and gas. While the EPA is busy shutting down coal plants, cancelling oil pipelines and relinquishing the role of global superpower, Czar Putin moves at will.

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Apr 082014
 

101563207-483211969_530x298CNBC: “A match appeared to have been struck to the smouldering tinder of the conflict in Ukraine this week, with both Russia and NATO accusing the other of interference in the country.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry warned of the possibility of “civil war” if “military preparations” by Ukraine did not stop.

If Russia were to intervene further in Ukraine it would be a historic mistake,” NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen told a news conference in Paris.”

Opinion: If we are where I think we are on the Bible’s timeline Russia will intervene. Three reasons:

Geopolitical: President Vladimir Putin wanted Ukraine to be part of his new Eurasian Economic Union, based in Moscow. If Kiev signed on with the European Union, thus reducing trade barriers to Europe, it would have scotched Putin’s plan.

Economic: Much of the natural gas that Russia sells to Europe flows across Ukraine, and Russia’s state-owned Gazprom would very much like to gain control of Ukraine’s pipeline system.

Biblical: The prophet Daniel tells us that there will be a future revival of the Roman Empire in the area of Europe and parts of the Middle East. This fourth beast of Daniel 7:23, is portrayed as the ten toes of the great image in the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar, ruler of Babylonia (Daniel 2:40-42).

West Ukraine was a part of the Roman Empire under the Emperor Hadrian (AD 117-138).

 

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Mar 292014
 

uk1CBS News: “It’s well known and well acknowledged that you’ve seen a range of troops massing along that border under the guise of military exercises. But these are not what Russia would normally be doing. And, you know, it may simply be an effort to intimidate Ukraine or it may be that they’ve got additional plans,” Mr. Obama said.

“You would have thought that after a couple of decades that there’d be an awareness on the part of any Russian leader that the path forward is not to revert back to the kinds of practices that, you know, were so prevalent during the Cold War but, in fact, to move forward with further integration with the world economy and to be a responsible international citizen.”

Mr. Obama said Putin considers the breakup of the Soviet Union to be “tragic.”

Opinion: The willing suspension of disbelief. Definition: If a writer could infuse a “human interest and a semblance of truth” into a fantastic tale, the reader would suspend judgment concerning the implausibility of the narrative. Suspension of disbelief often applies to fictional works of the action, comedy, fantasy, and horror genres.

Hillary Clinton said that to General Petraeus in 2008 regarding his testimony on the progress in the war in Iraq. Of course Hillary was for the war before she found it politically expedient to be against it.

Vladimir Putin has free reign (pun intended). The European Union depends on Russian oil and gas to survive. The US fixation on global warming these past five years has hampered energy development, cancelled pipelines and made the US incapable of stepping up to take care of anyone.

It is too late. Czar Putin must consider the climate change hysteria his best weapon in rebuilding the Soviet Empire.

With that, there is one little thing that could upset his plans and it is not President Obama; but Israel. Israel is becoming a natural gas exporter and if the prophecy of Genesis 49:25 is about oil, Czar Putin will become enraged, putting the war of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38-39) in view.

Because of your father’s God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you with blessings of the skies above, blessings of the deep springs below, blessings of the breast and womb.”

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Mar 272014
 
Obama Talks Tough on Crimea, and Investors Shiver

Daily finance: “Stocks turned lower Wednesday after President Obama took a harder line against Russia. The president called for more sanctions against Russia in the wake of its invasion and annexation of Crimea, which raised fresh geopolitical concerns on Wall Street.” Opinion: Walk loudly and carry a small stick… now that’s not how it’s supposed

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Mar 262014
 
Russian Politician Suggests Dividing Ukraine Along Lines Of Nazi-Soviet Pact, Proposes West Ukraine Referendum

Zero Hedge: “It has been a while since well-known Russian nationalist and spotlight-grabbing politician, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, made headlines. The recent flame up of Cold War 2.0 is precisely the cover the flamboyant individual needed to reemerge once more, scandalous as ever. Because while the west scrambles to find a way to punish Russia for openly

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Mar 212014
 
Unrest in Bosnia Herzegovina

Stratrisks (.com): “Since February 7, Bosnia and Herzegovina has experienced its largest social unrests in the post-Dayton period.  Thousands of Bosnians, mainly Bosniaks, have come to the streets protesting and asking for complete resignation of all political elites at all levels of government. High rate of unemployment, poverty, corruption and nepotism are only few among main

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Mar 172014
 
Crimeans vote over 90 percent to quit Ukraine for Russia

Fox News: “Crimean voters on Sunday overwhelmingly backed a referendum to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, in an election denounced by the United States, Europe and the Ukrainian government as illegal and destabilizing.” Opinion: For most of its history, Russia had been doomed by geography. Russia had not been a great naval power because it had no warm-water

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