Tag Archives: Russia

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    Off The Cuff: Topping Markets

    To avoid a fall, we'll need a bigger stimulus program...
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 14, 2016, 3:48 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

    • The Rush To War
      • Tensions with Russia continue to mount
    • Odds Of A Fed Hike Rising?
      • Even if the Fed wants to, can it?
    • Recession Warning Signs
      • It's getting harder to argue we're not already in one
    • Topping Markets
      • To keep them elevated, we're going to need a bigger stimulus package…

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    The Second Presidential Debate

    The demonization of Russia shifts into high gear
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 2:00 AM

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    Look, I know that there are no great choices this time for the next President of the United States. Yet many people have decided which issues matter the most to them when the time comes to cast their vote, and I fully support each person’s chosen personal priorities.

    It turns out, to my great surprise, I am a single issue voter this election. I’ve never been a single issue voter before. Usually I'm of the mind that it's a complex world, and many factors need to be weighted and balanced.

    So, what’s my single issue?

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    Do We Really Want A War With Russia?

    Because we're in danger of getting exactly that
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:49 PM

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    I wish I could say things were improving between the US and Russia but they aren't. They're rapidly worsening.

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    Off The Cuff: The Drums Of War

    US & Russia relations are deteriorating rapidly
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, October 6, 2016, 4:16 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

    • The Drums Of War
      • Relations between the US and Russia are deteriorating quickly
    • The Evil Empire
      • Have we become it?
    • Propaganda & Perception
      • The lie we're being sold doesn't match what our eyes see
    • Elite Privilege
      • A dangerous force defending the status quo

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    How To Register For The ‘A World Of Trouble’ Webinar

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    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, September 4, 2016, 4:25 PM

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    As a valued enrolled member of PeakProsperity.com, we're pleased to be able to make our upcoming webinar A World Of Trouble, available to you for free.

    Grant and Lance will share their latest intelligence and forecasts on today's unstable and grossly-overvalued financial markets, and given the interactive nature of our webinar platform, will take ample time to answer questions from the audience.

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    Dmitry Orlov: The US Is Sleepwalking Towards A Nuclear Confrontation

    Russia is ready for one. But are we?
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, June 19, 2016, 3:52 PM

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    Following his cautionary analysis on the increasing tension between the US/NATO and Russia, Chris interview Dmitry Orlov this week about the potential likelihood for actual direct conflict to break out between the world powers.

    Orlov was born and raised in Leningrad in the former Soviet Union and immigrated to the United States in the mid 70s, He has spent the past several decades traveling back and forth between the two countries, writing about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the many similarities he sees between that and the secular decline happening in the West. Orlov recently co-authored a stark warning with a number of other experts on Russia, concerned that the US is recklessly provoking a military confrontation it cannot win.

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    Tensions Between US/NATO & Russia Are Flaring Dangerously

    A cornered bear will ultimately use its claws
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, June 17, 2016, 9:16 PM

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    As if there weren’t enough crises to worry about in the world already, from shooting rampages to accelerating species loss, the US and NATO continue to ‘poke the bear’ and risk an outbreak of war with Russia.

    I wish this were idle speculation. But if you haven’t been paying close attention, you'll probably be shocked at just how much direct military and diplomatic provocation has been going on between NATO/US and Russia over the past several years — and in recent weeks, in particular.

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    How To Prepare For War

    There is much you can (and should!) do
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, June 17, 2016, 9:16 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • How to Prepare for:
      • Trade War
      • Energy War
      • Financial War
      • Cyberwar
      • Grid-down attack
      • Conventional Shooting War
      • Nuclear War

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Tensions Between US/NATO & Russia Are Flaring Dangerously available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    As a preamble, I need to note that I do not enjoy or derive any satisfaction from writing about or spending time on figuring out how to dodge the worst impacts of human behavior.  War sits right at the top of my ‘this is stupid’ list.  War should be the very last resort after all other diplomatic efforts have failed.  I am sorry that I have to spend time writing this report, and I am sorry that you have to spend time considering it.

    As (sadly) expected, things have only escalated over the past several years, not deescalated.  The West has a serious bone to pick with Russia and nobody can rationally explain what or why that might be. I happen to think this is all about bruised neocon egos over Syria, while others think this is just military industrial business being waged in typical fashion.  But it really doesn’t matter what the explanation is; at this point we have to accept that things are at a dangerous point and do our best to respond appropriately.

    The consequences of a war between Russia and the US/NATO could range from a very minor skirmish fought over some relatively meaningless items of trade, to an attack on financial markets, all the way to an all-out nuclear exchange.

    The question becomes, what, if anything, can we do to prepare?

    Lots as it turns out.

    No matter where you live, even if you are close to Ukraine and face the prospect of being near a front line that might develop in the future, there is lots that you can and should do.  Luckily, most of the preparations are similar to those you should be undertaking anyways, war worries or not, so they won’t cost you anything extra in terms of time or money.

    What you end up doing depends on which sort of war you consider most likely, where you happen to live, and your means.  So let’s consider the range of possibilities here…

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    Murder And Mayhem In The Middle East

    Why it matters to those living in the West
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 1:03 AM

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    To understand what’s happening in Syria right now, you have to understand the tactics and motivations of the US and NATO — the three parties sharing interwoven aims and goals in the Middle East/North African (MENA) region.

    The main point here is that as resources become tight, the ruling powers can be expected to act in increasingly desperate ways.

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    Russian Jet Shot Down By NATO Member

    A very dangerous provocation by NATO
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 6:35 PM

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    This morning two Turkish F-16 fighters shot down a Russian jet, claiming that it was in Turkey’s airspace after it had ignored repeated warnings.

    There are two problems with this story. The first is that Russia claims to have evidence that the Russian jet never left Syrian airspace.  The second is that even if the Russian jet had strayed into Turkish airspace, Turkey knew there was zero threat to its security from a single Russian jet. Everybody and their uncle knows what Russian jets are doing in the area.

    This means that NATO, of which Turkey is a member, had given a greenlight to the idea of shooting down Russian planes.

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