Daily Archive: February 14, 2020

The Russian-Indian Oil Deal Is An ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ for Iran, Not the US

Shishir Upadhyaya, a former Indian naval intelligence officer and one of RT’s newest columnists, is incorrect in recently writing that the latest Russian-Indian oil deal is an “unpleasant surprise for Washington” since it’s actually an “unpleasant surprise” for Tehran because the Islamic Republic is powerless to stop two of its closest economic partners from taking advantage of the US’ unilateral...

Kushner’s Stamp of Zionist Racism on Peace Plan

There was never much doubt that Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was going to roll out as his much-ballyhooed “Middle East Peace Plan” an 80-page contrivance that would hand large portions of the West Bank to the Israelis and relegate the Palestinians to a powerless “state” composed of enclaves totally surrounded by heavily-militarized Israeli territory. Kushner, who claimed he became...

Does Duterte’s “Military Independence” from the U.S. Create New Opportunities for China?

The Philippines officially announced the ending of the National Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States. The denial of the U.S. military’s presence will give China a chance to expand militarization of the South China Sea and severely weaken the U.S. positioning in Southeast Asia. The VFA, signed in 1998, established the legal status for U.S. warships, aircraft and soldiers to...

Invoking ‘Anti-Semitism’ to Silence People Works – Until It Doesn’t. Then What?

Musician and activist Roger Waters is the latest public figure targeted for cancelation on charges of anti-Semitism, but the heavy-handed pressure tactic is actually doing advocates of Israel more harm than good. Waters got advertisements for his concert tour yanked from Major League Baseball platforms, after the Jewish organization B’nai Brith wrote an angry letter to MLB last month. The...

Will China Virus Trigger New Great Depression? US Economy Already Fragile

Historically the greatest economic depressions have started with unexpected events on the periphery of major financial markets. That was the case in May 1931 with the surprise collapse of the Austrian Creditanstalt Bank in Vienna which brought the entire fragile banking system of postwar Germany down with it, triggering the Great Depression in the United States as major US banks...

The United States of America’s Doll House: A Vast Tapestry of Lies and Illusions

“It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest. The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide...