US Disruption-Destabilizing

Russian Foreign Ministry Schools US Envoy Over ‘Carriers in the Med’ Warning

Earlier, US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman characterised the deployment of two carrier groups in the Mediterranean Sea as a signal to Russia, saying the warships represented “100,000 tonnes of international diplomacy” amid alleged Russian “destabilizing activities around the world.”

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‘Bees returned to honey’: Sanctions failed to stop Germany’s record investment in Russia

The fact that German investments in Russia hit a ten-year record high in 2018 shows that the pressure Washington has exerted on Europe failed to discourage German businesses from returning to the Russian market, analysts believe.

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US lecturing Russia to ‘keep out of Western Hemisphere’ is hubris & hypocrisy on steroids

With US military assets scattered to the four corners of the planet, and entrenched on Russia’s border, Washington believes the world is a playground that no other nation may enter. This is arrogance at its finest.

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Do the right thing? Venezuelan defense minister responds to Bolton’s calls to defect

US National Security Advisor John Bolton has been flooding Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino with messages asking him to “do the right thing,” playing the “Good Cop” to his own “Bad Cop.”

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US orders foreign firms to further cut oil trade with Venezuela regardless of sanctions – report

Washington has demanded non-US oil trading houses and refiners cut operations with Venezuela beyond the already imposed sanctions or face sanctions themselves, according to a Reuters report.

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‘Change your course!’: Pompeo threatens ICC over US war crimes probe

In an effort to threaten everyone into not investigating US or Israeli war crimes in the International Criminal Court, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says anyone involved in such probes will lose their visa and may be sanctioned.

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Brazil Won’t Allow US to Use Its Territory to Invade Venezuela – Reports

Brazil will not allow the United States to intervene military in Venezuela from its territory, Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao said Monday in an interview with Globo News Broadcaster, cited by Reuters. Speaking at the Lima group meeting in Bogota, Mourao, a retired general, said that Brazil will do all it can to avoid a […]

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US Contact With Venezuelan Army to Change Its Stance Unacceptable – Moscow

This comes after reports of the United States being engaged in direct contact with members of Venezuela’s military, encouraging them to pledge allegiance to self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, while also working on new sanctions to ramp up pressure on Nicolas Maduro.

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EU states fold like cheap tents to US demands on Venezuela, Italy one of few to stay independent

As the former British prime minister Harold Macmillan would have put it, “It’s not one damned thing, it’s one damned thing after another.” For the European Union, Italy has become that turbulent priest of whom they wish they could be rid, the fly in the ointment, the spanner in the works of neo-liberalism and war.

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Russia to US: Destroy Tomahawk launchpads & attack drones to return to INF compliance

The US was in breach of the INF treaty for years, the Russia’s defense ministry told the summoned US diplomat, calling on the US to destroy cruise missile launchpads, target-missiles and attack drones to return to INF compliance.

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‘Hands off Venezuela’: Rally held in Caracas to support 10mn-signature petition drive (VIDEO)

Large numbers of Venezuelan citizens have come out to sign a petition against possible US intervention, as government activists began gathering signatures for a campaign to showcase “support for peace” amid mounting threats.

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‘Neo-con wine in an America First bottle’: Foreign policy analysts rail against Trump’s SOTU address

Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech sent mixed messages about where the president stands on foreign policy, analysts told RT, as his anti-intervention views clash with his threats against Iran and Venezuela.

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Juan Guaido will open up Venezuelan oil to foreign companies, his US envoy says

An envoy to the US for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has said the country’s oil reserves would be opened to foreign investors, bolstering suspicions that Washington’s support of Guaidó is oil-dependent.

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Bolton unplugged

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump lambasted America’s endless and wasteful wars. But as president, he has surrounded himself with individuals who have made defending and advancing American empire a full-time career. Why did Trump cave and what could be the consequences for him and his presidency? CrossTalking with George Szamuely, Jeff Deist, and Lee […]

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Trump confirms use of US military in Venezuela among ‘options’ on table

The option of sending the US military to Venezuela is on the table, while talking to President Nicolas Maduro is not, President Donald Trump said in an interview on Sunday. While talking to CBS’ Face the Nation, Trump would not expand on the prospects of military involvement in the crisis in the Latin America country […]

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