The US didn’t anticipate being humiliated on the global stage after President Putin exposed the billions of dollars that American taxpayers invested in their country’s so-called “missile defense shield” as being useless against Russia
Exposing the background of Alexander Litvinenko, Boris Berezovsky, Alexander Perepelichny and Sergey Skripal who were seeking a refuge, but found their graves in Britain.
While the political objective of the Operation Allied Force was in principle achieved, the humanitarian dimension brought quite opposite results.
Despite the strategic nature of the weapons at Russia’s disposal, they were obviously not created for direct, targeted military operations, nor could they be used in that manner. Which is something that certainly cannot be said about the US or its allies.
Russia’s growing military power is a solid guarantee of global peace as this power preserves and will preserve strategic parity and the balance of forces in the world, which, as is known, have been and remain a key factor of international security after WWII and up to the present day.
Sports was the big loser at this Olympics. It was not the athletes and fans who called the shots here, but the officials and lawyers. Here, destinies were decided not at the stadiums, but in the administrative offices.
These three are needed in any society that considers itself educated and intelligent; a society that is perhaps even somewhat bored with its feigned omniscience and, like Pilate, shrugs its shoulders and asks: “What is truth?”
The Slavonic term Ukraine, for instance, in the Serbo-Croat case Krajina, means in the English language a Borderland – a provincial territory situated on the border between Russia and Rzeczpospolita.
After Kosovo recognition in 2008 Moscow finally understood that the eternal nature of the Western politics toward Russia is framed by the ideas coming from Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan.
Andriy Biletsky and his patrons expect the deepening crisis of power in Ukraine and the imminent fall of the Poroshenko regime to provide them with a unique window of opportunity for seizing power.
It shows both a lack of personal judgement and a lack of geo-political knowledge on the part of a woman whose job title would dictate that she should have a great deal of both.
My focus here is on not the sceptics who doubt the miraculous nature of the Holy Fire. My focus rather is on the significance of the miracle itself.