China and Russia Grow Closer

Peter's Commentary There is a definite hardening of attitudes between the West and Russia. Russia is no longer part of the G8 (now the G7). Sanctions have been imposed on Russia by the West. Russia is taking significant steps to become much closer to China. Deals either agreed so far, or being worked on include: An oil pipeline A major seaport An alternative to the SWIFT system for … [Read more...]

Russian Natgas Deliveries Fall by 45% Today Claims Poland

Peter's Commentary Yesterday, we heard that Natgas deliveries to Poland had been cut by 24%. Today Poland is claiming that deliveries have fallen by 45%. From The Financial Newswire 9/11/2014: Poland's listed natural gas group PGNiG noted Wednesday natural gas deliveries from the east 45% below the ordered level, the firm said in a Thursday press statement. Wednesday marks the third … [Read more...]

Russia’s Gazprom Retaliates: Cuts Poland’s Gas Supplies By 24%

Peter's Commentary Last week Europe warned that it will impose a more serious set of sanctions that will impact Russia's large energy companies. In response to this warning, Gazprom took steps to decrease gas supply to Poland on Sept 8 and 9 by 20 to 24% respectively. From Gazeta.ru. 09/10/2014 Poland has suspended gas supplies to Ukraine in reverse flow. This was stated by the head of … [Read more...]

Putin Wants Russia to Sell Energy in Roubles

Peter's Commentary One of the easiest ways for Putin to attack the US is to start selling energy without settling payments in the US dollar. If Russia starts to sell energy without the US dollar being involved, you can expect the US dollar index to drop significantly overnight. Remember that Russia sells gas to a lot of European countries. What if Russia made the transactions in German marks … [Read more...]

Relations thawing between Russia, Germany and France?

Peter's Commentary The article inserted below and a couple of other recent articles are suggestive of progress towards better relations between Russia and other European countries. Russia does have a big stick as it provides natural gas for the region. RIA Novosti, MOSCOW, August 18, 2014 The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France have made some progress during … [Read more...]

In The West Respect for Truth No Longer Exists — Paul Craig Roberts

Peter's Commentary I'm inserting Paul Craig Roberts post here in its full version. Read my earlier posts about AirMalaysia flight MH 17 and also the Russian armed convoy that was supposed to exist and supposed to have been partially destroyed. Then come to your conclusion about the accuracy of Western media reporting these two events. In The West Respect for Truth No Longer Exists Paul Craig … [Read more...]

Air Malaysia Flight MH17…What happened?

Peter's Commentary Remember my post last week about not getting the true story of the Malaysia Airlines crash? Well now WSWS.org is thinking along the same lines. Why have the media and Obama administration gone silent on MH17? By Niles Williamson, 18 August 2014. The deafening silence of the US media and government about the investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines … [Read more...]

Ukraine’s Alleged “Convoy Shelling” Disinformation Forgotten

Peter's Commentary: On Friday, we awoke to the news that an armed convoy had entered the Ukraine from Russia and had been shelled and partially destroyed by the Ukrainian forces. Indeed, the Telegraph and the Guardian both reported Russian military vehicles had entered the Ukraine. And Reuters reported "That Ukrainian artillery destroyed a significant part of a Russian armed column." And … [Read more...]

The True Story Of The Malaysia Airlines Crash?

Ron Paul has just come out with a statement saying that the government is likely hiding the truth about the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 crash. From Voices of Liberty, August 11, 2014 by Ron Paul: "The US government has grown strangely quiet on the accusation that it was Russia or her allies that brought down the Malaysian airliner with a buck anti-aircraft missile.The little that we have … [Read more...]

Imposing Sanctions on Russia Could Sink the Dollar and the US Economy

Peter's Commentary: Ron Paul warns that the sanctions against Russia are liable to cause more countries to stop using the US dollar for transactions thereby decreasing its value dramatically. From the Ron Paul Institute, August 10, 2014: The US government's decision to apply more sanctions on Russia is a grave mistake and will only escalate an already tense situation, ultimately … [Read more...]