Russian Hopes for Next German Chancellor

The current German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, reflecting the values of what is fundamentally the German money-making machine (a Geschlossene Handelsstaat), shifted over time from an instinctive aversion to President Putin, born of her years in the Russian zone of Germany, into a path of discreet collaboration based on common commercial interests, the driving force in … Continue reading Russian Hopes for Next German Chancellor

China Aiding Islamic Terrorism in Kabul?

A very strange report appears today in Nezavisimaya gazeta that does not normally associate itself with hearsay. If there ever appeared to be an unlikely occurrence in Afghanistan it would be that the Chinese intelligence agencies assisted by the Pakistani equivalent are engaged in gun running to Islamic terrorists. But that is what special correspondent … Continue reading China Aiding Islamic Terrorism in Kabul?

Russia Reacts to EU Talk of Sanctions

Rossiiskaya gazeta, the Russian government rag, appeared today with a statement from Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov given in reaction to talk within the EU of inflicting sanctions on Russia. But he alighted upon a curious way of getting his message through that is unlikely to persuade doubters and effectively highlights the total self-absorption of the … Continue reading Russia Reacts to EU Talk of Sanctions