Daily Archives: April 30, 2014

US-Russia Relations Need A Return To Reason – 30 April 2014

RT logoThe second wave of US sanctions against Russian officials and the heated rhetoric exchange between the leaders of both countries, with each side blaming the other, show without a doubt that US-Russia relations have bottomed out.

It is time to abandon political posturing and introduce some rationality to the discussion. The stakes are too high to allow this confrontation between Washington and Moscow to continue, as the consequences are unpredictable.

The violent chaos spreading in Ukraine has the potential to spark a much wider conflict in Europe on a scale not seen since 1945. The expansion of NATO military hardware and personnel along Russia’s borders and the threats of further devastating Western sanctions intended to cripple the Russian economy are pushing us towards a nightmare scenario that neither the US nor its European allies are prepared to face.

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ZeroHedge – Bomb Blast Rocks Train Station Hours After China’s “Fists & Daggers… Strike-First” Warning To Terrorists – 30 April 2014

ZeroHedgePolice are the “fists and daggers” in the fight against terrorism, China’s President Xi Jinping said on a trip to the western Xinjiang region where authorities say members of a Muslim minority are waging a violent separatist campaign. As Reuters reports, this is the same region that sufferred the knife-wielding terrorist attack in the city of Kunming that killed 29 people and injured 140. However, his warning seems to have sparked further action – though not confirmed as a terrorist attack – as a blast occurred at a railway station in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang region. Details about the blast and casualties are sketchy but local reports suggest up to 50 injured.

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ZeroHedge – Meanwhile, Gazprom Sends Ukraine A New Invoice – 30 April 2014

ZeroHedgeAs the day of the IMF’s release of funds to Ukraine draws near – solving all their problems with yet more debt, we are told to believe – Russia’s Gazprom has gently reminded the Ukrainian government that it owes them… $3.49 billion! and its due the 7th day of May!

*GAZPROM SAYS UKRAINE OWES $3.49B FOR GAS AS OF APRIL 30

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ZeroHedge – Frontrunning – 30 April 2014

  • ZeroHedgeHeadline of the day goes to… Cold weather seen temporarily slowing U.S. economy (Reuters)
  • Americans Want to Pull Back From World Stage, Poll Finds (WSJ)
  • U.S. Plans to Charge BNP Over Sanctions (WSJ)
  • What about Jay Carney: Putin Threat to Retaliate for Sanctions Carries Risks (BBG)
  • Fed expected to take further step toward ending bond buying (Reuters)
  • A Fed-Watcher’s Guide to FOMC Day: Steady Taper, Green Shoots (BBG)
  • Alstom accepts 10 billion euro GE bid for its energy unit (Reuters)
  • BOJ projects inflation exceeding 2 percent, keeps bullish view intact (Reuters)
  • In Drug Mergers, There’s One Sure Bet: The Layoffs (WSJ)
  • Orbital Sciences Soars Out of Musk’s Shadow in Space Race (BBG)
  • London Travel May Ease as Subway Commuters Brave Walkout (BBG)

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Mission Uncertain: Canadian Planes Leave For Eastern Europe To Assist NATO – 30 April 2014

Canadian Forces CF-18 fighter jets (Reuters/Cpl Pierre Habib/Canadian Armed Forces)

Canadian Forces CF-18 fighter jets (Reuters/Cpl Pierre Habib/Canadian Armed Forces)

It is the biggest deployment of military aircraft to Romania from another NATO member since the Ukraine crisis broke out.

“There is a lot of uncertainty about what we’re going to be doing over there,” Lieutenant-General Yvan Blondin said at a press conference with Defense Minister Rob Nicholson in Bagotville, where the CF-18 Hornets are based.

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Ukraine Defense Ministry Denies Military Drills Planned In Kiev – 30 April 2014

RT logoUkrainian armed forces aren’t planning to hold any military drills involving armored vehicles in central Kiev on Wednesday night, the country’s Defense Ministry said, refuting an earlier announcement from the mayor’s office in Kiev.

“The announcement of a special tactical exercise, which was posted today – April 30 – on the official website of the Kiev city administration has nothing to do with the activities of the Defense Ministry and the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” a statement on the Defense ministry’s website said.

“The personnel and military vehicles of the city’s garrison remain at the place of their permanent location. Their deployment in the city’s center isn’t expected,” the statement added.

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Kerry Rebuked EU For Inciting Ukraine ‘Tug Of War’– Report – 30 April 2014

RT logoWhile publicly denying Russia’s accusation that the EU forced Ukraine choose between Russia and Europe, in private America’s top diplomat reportedly admitted this as fact and that it played a part in escalating the ongoing crisis.

“Some folks in Europe made mistakes, the association agreement became too much of an East-West tug of war. It shouldn’t have been,” US Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly said at a private meeting of the Trilateral Commission in Washington last Friday. His words were quoted by the Daily Beast on Tuesday.

Russia has long insisted that the EU and the US sparked the political crisis in Ukraine last October. The EU Association Agreement, which President Viktor Yanukovich refused to sign after long deliberation, would require Ukraine to sever or downgrade many of its economic ties with Russia, which would hurt greatly its economy. Yanukovich’s decision triggered the protest in Kiev, which eventually escalated into an armed coup that deposed him.

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Lisa Gawlas – The Living Christ, May 1st And The “Fully Functional New Earth.” – 30 April 2014

lisagawlas2Talk about a day when the gifts keep on coming.  The shine back of this amazing solar eclipse thru each connection of the day, had every cell in my body throwing an information and Ohhhhh…. ah-ha! party.

The first connection of the day, there she was, standing in the light of her expanding glow, and suddenly this spinning energy funnel of white-yellow-gold light appeared just to the left of her left foot.  This funnel started out about 4 feet tall and at its widest opening at the top, maybe the size of a basketball.  As I locked my vision onto her funnel, we got a little time lapsed imagery with it and the revelation just blew my mind wide open!! Continue reading

Psychiatry An Industry Of Death Full Length – 30 April 2014

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Fair Russia Leader Seeks To Oust MP For Opposing Crimea Accession – 30 April 2014

RT logoSergey Mironov has demanded that State Duma deputy, Ilya Ponomaryov, quit his post as his behavior damaged the reputation of the Fair Russia party. The MP replied that he would fight for his seat ‘to the end.’

Mironov addressed Ponomaryov in an open letter published on social networks, in which he quoted the MP’s own recent statement opposing Crimea’s accession to the Russian Federation and calling Russia’s support of the Crimean referendum decision “a hypocritical and lowly deed.”Mironov went on to cesure Ponomaryov’s attitude to the Fair Russia party as “immoral and ignoble” and called for him to give up his parliamentary mandate.

Ilya Ponomaryov was the only Lower House member who voted against the package of bills that allowed the accession.

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