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America’s foreign policy nightmare: Afghanistan to look towards Russia for new opportunities

More than a decade of American blood, tears, and trillion dollar war budgets have achieved little from the war in Afghanistan, except perhaps to expand the heroin trade for the CIA once the poppy fields were allowed to grow after the Taliban were eradicated.  And now that the Central Asian country stands on the verge of joining the World Trade Organization, Afghan leaders are not looking West towards the U. ...

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Who knew! Lower taxes, economy grows

One of the biggest arguments between the right and the left is over whether raising or lowering taxes would be the most beneficial for an economy.  During the Reagan years, lowering taxes coupled with raising interest rates brought about an ending of stagflation, and an economic boom to the United States.  Subsequently, liberal minded Americans would point to the Bill Clinton years as being a true barometer ...

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As Western central banks mull over new QE programs within the status quo, Russia and China discuss a new monetary system

Over the weekend, well known author and economic analyst Willem Middelkoop sent out an email regarding some insider information he received about a meeting between Russian and Chinese leaders where they discussed ending dollar hegemony, and cultivating the establishment of a new financial order.  This meeting, and its main thesis, is occurring at the same time that Western financial institutions in both Ita ...

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Russian-US perceptions come full circle as the world now trusts Putin more than the US President

50 years ago, the former Soviet Union was vilified as a rogue nation bent on destroying any possibility of world peace.  And from this the United States became the sole beacon of protection, and subsequently, the most powerful empire the world had ever seen. But after the fall of the 70 year Communist regime in the early 90's, the U.S. found itself with no opposition, and a government and economy that had b ...

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Contrary to mainstream rhetoric, Britain’s Brexit vote opens the door for prosperity, not decline

Freedom is a funny thing, and over the next several months the UK will have the chance to see just how successful their return to sovereignty is once they finalize their actions in leaving the European Union dictatorship.  By this, we mean that unlike the other 27 permanent and ancillary nations who must all move in lock-step with the un-elected bureaucracy ruling out of Brussels, Britain can now choose its ...

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It’s not just Britain wanting to leave the EU as Switzerland revokes its application to join coalition

All one has to do is look at how the European Union (EU) Troika (EC, IMF, ECB) dealt with Greece regarding their debt insolvency to realize that the former trade union has turned immensely political, and has little desire to act equitably with every member in the coalition.  And since 2014, calls among many European nations have risen to have their country leave the EU and go back to determining their own e ...

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U.S. overtakes EU in trade with Russia despite U.S. created sanctions against the Eurasian power

The United States has long been a hypocrite when it comes to economic and foreign policies.  They are willing to sanction anyone who exhibits or creates an environment not in line with the empire's whims, but at the same time are more than happy to deal with terrorists, human right abusers, and dictators if it furthers their own financial and political goals. Case in point.  Back in early 2014, the Obama ad ...

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Analysts declare OPEC as finished, which opens door for power vacuum in energy sphere

As last week's OPEC meeting in Vienna came to a close, once again no consensus was formed on price and production levels, leaving OPEC to now be what many analysts are calling, a dead and finished organization. For the entire year, and especially after the U.S. removed sanctions from Iran to allow them to start selling oil in the public markets again, OPEC has been split between production increases and fre ...

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Now that Washington has destroyed Brazil, their next BRICS target is South Africa

As Brazil deals with the aftermath of the Washington funded coup that ousted President Dilma Rousseff, the establishment appears now to be going after their next BRICS target... that of South Africa. On June 3, S&P is preparing to downgrade South Africa's credit rating following default threats and months of protests that are alleged to have been created by funding out of Washington and other U.S. backe ...

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Is Putin riding on Greece to help end the sanctions against Russia from the EU?

Ever since the U.S. imposed economic sanctions on Russia in the early part of 2014, the European Union has followed Washington's policy like a lapdog or a vassal state.  But the effects of these bi-lateral sanctions have caused immense strains between the political and economic segments of each nation within the EU, culminating in numerous protests, strikes, and even rises in new radical political parties. ...

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As the Russian economy stands above the U.S. and Europe, Western investors rush in despite sanctions

Just as the U.S. Congress goes out of its way to allow insider trading and non-Obamacare health insurance among its own members, so too do policies like economic sanctions only exist for non-U.S. corporations and governments.  And as both the Eurozone and Wall Street continue to wallow in zero and negative interest rate environments, and extremely flat economies, the one country that the U.S. has targeted f ...

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Zimbabwe becomes newest economy to demand an end to sanctions against Russia

Earlier this week, a majority of France's parliament voted to end their nation's policy of Russian sanctions in light of a continuing deterioration in their economic output.  And on April 30 another economy, this one from Africa, joined its voice in calling for an end of trade restrictions against Russia that were forged out of Washington's desire for a resurgence of a cold war against Moscow. The condemnat ...

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