Daily Archives: January 15, 2018

USA | US expert threats Ukraine with new ‘colour revolution’

Diane Francis a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center has written an article with slightly hidden threats to Ukrainian president Poroshenko. If he doesn’t change his policy a new Maidan will take place. Maidan is a traditional Ukrainian name for mass street protests against ruling elite. Previous Maidans led to reactionary coups and took to power more and more corrupted nationalist politicians. But Diane Francis doesn’t mention extreme rightists in power, but is able to see corruption: “Unfortunately, 2018 is starting to shape up like 2013. President Petro Poroshenko consolidates his power by foot dragging on reforms promised to Western donors, then by harassing opponents. Like the Yanukovych era, there is no rule of law, no parliamentary accountability, and no effective pursuit of corrupt officials or even of Yanukovych who stole billions. Conditions resemble those that led to the 2004 and 2014 “street” revolutions”.

USA | Trump Continues Obama-Era Saber Rattling With Russia By Arming Ukraine

The Russia-obsessed corporate media continues to peddle the narrative that Donald Trump has turned the United States into a client-state of Russia, even while he directly provokes the former Soviet Union by providing Russia’s foe — Urkaine — with the largest lethal assistance to a country on its border.

Importance of Afrin and why the Turkish state wants to attack it

Turkey lies to the north and west of Afrin, to the east are Turkish-backed groups and to the south the Nusra Front (Hayat Tahrir al-Sham).

Oil and food prices in Afrin, whose economy relies on olives, olive oil and fruit, have rocketed in recent times because of the embargo from all sides.