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The most anticipated showdown in recent history or a load of bullcrap? (Saker rant)

So now we have the ‘evidence’. First, we have 4 grainy photos from an al-Nusra linked Twitter account: Second, we have this confirmation from the White House via Zero Hedge: Then earlier today we got the closest thing to a confirmation from the White House itself which confirmed that “it was closely monitoring reports that Russia is carrying out military operations in Syria, warning such actions, if confirmed, would be

Nuclear apples and oranges

I just realized that I forgot to make something clear in my latest post about Russian and US nuclear capabilities: a lot of the current debate about a possible US nuclear attack on Russia is a case of comparing apples and oranges.  Let me explain.My posts dismissing the possibility of a US nuclear attack on Russia are based only on two things:a) a certitude that any such attack would result

Short reminder about US and Russian nuclear weapons

A recent article in the LA Times caught my eye yesterday.  It’s title was “$40-billion missile defense system proves unreliable“.  I urge you to read the full article but the bottom line here is simple: the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, or GMD, is a catastrophic failure.  Basically, the system is useless and would not even work against a (totally hypothetical) Iranian or North Korean strike with primitive missiles.  And it’s

A couple of short pointers about recent rumors

I have decided to take some time off two articles which I am working on today to reassure many of you about some rumors which are being spread by the western corporate media.  I will go this bullet-style.  Here we go:1) “Russia has massed forces on the Ukrainian border and is about to invade“NATO and western media corporations are in a panic mode due to what they claim in a

Edward Snowden probably does not know anything of interest to Russia or China

When I hear the corporate media and even most of the blogosphere say that Edward Snowden was a “CIA agent” or “NSA agent” with access to some super dooper secret information I smile: this is mostly likely not the case at all.  Yes, sure, Uncle Sam AND those who dislike the US Empire all have a stake in presenting Snowden as a real hot potato, but in real life he

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