Tag Archives: US-Russian relation

USA | U.S.-NATO Stirring Up Trouble Along Russian Borders

by Bruce K. Gagnon

The New York Times, that helped sell George W. Bush’s needless and illegal ‘shock and awe’ attack on Iraq in 2003, is now working to vilify Putin and create the pretext for war with Russia.

In a story headlined Russia’s Military Drills Near NATO Border Raise Fears of Aggression the NYT misleads with the title itself, even before you begin to read the article.  What is a NATO border?  Is NATO a country now with legally defined borders?  Does NATO suppose that where ever it decides to put a base or hold military drills that it has the right to declare itself a sovereign nation?

Russia terminates air incident prevention agreement with US after downing Syrian jet

Russia is halting cooperation with the US forces regarding the Memorandum on the Prevention of Incidents and Ensuring Air Safety in Syria after the US shot down a Syrian fighter jet west of Raqqa yesterday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

“As of June 19 this year, the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation has ended its interaction with the US side under a memorandum for preventing incidents and providing for safe flights during operations in Syria and demands that the US command carry out a careful investigation and report about its results and the measures taken,” the statement released by the MoD reads.

UK | Air strike in Syria escalates tensions between the US and Russia

by Dave Sewell

A major US missile strike against the Russian-backed Syrian regime has brought the world’s biggest superpowers closer to military confrontation.

Russia | Thanks for Trump

by Boris Ikhlov

On April 3, a terrorist attack was carried out in the St. Petersburg metro, 11 people were killed.
On April 7, political scientist Vyacheslav Nikonov, speaking on the TV channel “Russia-1”, announced: “They want us to be scared. We will not be afraid. We will be united.”
“We will not be frightened”, “united” in front of terrorists – without any doubt. However, Nikonov, the grandson of Vyacheslav Molotov, was referring to the unity of all of Russia. Such a unity can not be. The poor are not united with the rich, workers are not united with bourgeoisie. Nikonov deceives the working people. We always explain this.

USA | “There are highly influential factions in Washington that would stand to benefit enormously from the resurrection of the Cold War”

Glenn Greenwald, ‘The Intercept’ columnist, was inspired by the recent The New Yorker’s Big Cover Story to analyze the fears of the US elites.  The last issue of  The New Yorker starts from Big Cover Story revealing Five Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. and Russia. The magazine is aggressively touting its cover story on Russia and Trump that was bylined by three writers, including the magazine’s editor-in-chief, David Remnick. Beginning with its cover image menacingly featuring Putin, Trump and the magazine’s title in Cyrillic letters, along with its lead cartoon dystopically depicting a UFO-like Red Square hovering over and phallically invading the White House, a large bulk of the article is devoted to what has now become standard – and very profitable – fare among East Coast news magazines: feeding Democrats the often-xenophobic, hysterical Russia-phobia for which they have a seemingly insatiable craving. Democratic media outlets have thus predictably cheered this opus for exposing “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s influence on the presidential election.”