TOTAL VISITORS FROM 2008:

RUSSIA 31

1. I was watching Al-Jazeera news as I often do.

2. The report was on President Putin speaking to the Russian Parliament.

3. He was saying that America and the West were trying to dismantle Russia as they did to Yugoslavia. He warned the Russian people to be prepared.

4. Then the newscaster came on the screen to ask questions of a Russian news analyst. She asked him why is Putin threatening the West.

5. The man said Putin is not threatening. He is only reacting to President Obama’s public statement that Russia is a threat to the world, second only to Ebola.

6. The newscaster repeated “but why is Russia threatening the world?”

7. Apparently she thought that when Russia is described as a threat to the West, Russia should just say “yes we are”, and its leader should say sorry, we will not say anything again.

8. It’s mind-boggling. The West is doing everything to alienate countries of the Eastern bloc so as to widen membership of NATO. Clearly this is a threat to Russia.

9. A government elected by the Ukrainians was forced through street demonstrations to resign for rejecting union with the European Union. Russia is now accused of supporting Russians in Ukraine to break away from that country. This support of the West to install undemocratically a pro-West government is okay. But Russia must not do the same for the pro-Russian people in Ukraine.

10. When MH17 was shot down, before any investigation was done, the US accused Russia of supplying the missile to the dissidents for the attack. Now we are not sure. Ukraine, Russia and the dissidents all have the same missiles. So how can American be so certain who shot the plane and whether a missile was used.

11. But not to worry. It is a good excuse for applying sanction against Russia.

12. Clearly the intention is to create problems for the Russian people so that they would overthrow Putin.

13. 50% of Russian foreign earnings comes from selling gas to Europe. Now Russia have lost that income. It should be in trouble.

14. So Russia switched the gas to Turkey. That is provocative. That is a threat.

15. Really the Russians should just lie down and starve, hating Putin.

16. But strangely Putin is more popular now with the Russians.

17. The question is who is threatening whom? Yes Russia has occupied the Crimea. But that is after an elected government was brought down by street demonstrations.

18. Russia has helped Russian dissidents in the Ukraine. Isn’t this what the West and America are doing in many countries to bring down governments and plunge countries into disorder and turmoil. Where are the weapons for the IS coming from if not from Syria where a civil war has been started and the West are busy giving weapons and money.

19. The world does not need another world war. But this time it is obvious that the West is being provocative by applying sanctions and depriving Russia of its valuable European market.

31 thoughts on “RUSSIA

  1. salleh Jan 13,2015 2:27 PM

    Salam,
    Umat Islam AMAT-AMAT PERLUKAN BERITA DUNIA TERKINI, dlm bentuk ringkas dan tepat, oleh penganalisa yg diyakini.
    Mohon tuan perbanyakkan ulasan berita semasa (dunia) spt veto against Palestine at UN, tujuan limpahan minyak hingga jatuhkan ruble dll, Charlie Hebdo dll.
    Saya amat yakin masalah utama umat Islam ialah kerana gagal memahami politik dunia (US hagemony, one world government).
    PERTEMUAN DUA LAUTAN ILMU (ilmu geo-politik bertemu alquran dan hadis) akan mampu mencelikkan mata umat Islam.
    Tapi di mana nak dapatkan ulasan berita dunia yg ringkas dan tepat?

    Thank you.

  2. cerakinan Dec 31,2014 1:20 AM

    Assalammualaikum Tun :

    1. A lot have been said about what is going on around the world, notwithstanding what have also been said about the state of our own beloved country, a place we call our country ,the government we called our government and Tun our beloved Tun and my beloved Tun…perfection does not belong to human only to Allah…dearest Tun you are almost perfect in execution of the various initiatives during your time as PM and through your vision and wisdom had brought our country to a reasonably developed prosperity for all Malaysian.

    2. The journey to build a nation as ours with multi ethnics, culture and economics well being of the various races is arduous but your drive towards narrowing the economic gaps
    that you had set in motion must be continued.

    3. The aspiration towards achieving the vision 2020 for Malaysia to achieve a developed nation status is a reasonable target and the incumbent PM do share the same aspiration as do all of us Malaysian, however Tun; all of us should ponder for a moment and the policy maker especially must consider the scenario that is upon us and the nation on the various dynamics that is upon us in confronting the imminent danger…

    4. The era of development of infrastructure, communication, and resource industry, to generalize slightly, had benefitted the nation and all Malaysian in general and without doubts in my opinion Malaysian are blessed….moving forward Tun in my humble opinion and i believe many Malaysian share with me this thoughts that we must ponder for a moment the present government initiatives to continue building onto existing infrastructure(High Speed Train), building onto higher structure ( Warisan) and the likes are example of era of waste and unproductive, encroaching effect that of reducing value proposition.

    5. We must initiate a new era of conservation in this imminently trying time, and era of waste prevention and productive investment in the area of nation building for the people by upgrading the infrastructure that are more cost effective in the long run.

    6. Naming a few conservation projects that will benefit the country in the long run would be the development of Biogas, Solar , LED lightings and other renewable energy alternatives.

    7. These are real prospect and value proposition that would help the nation, what can be wrong in conservation, what can be wrong in reducing energy cost and what can be wrong in deploying and involving our Malaysian towards these initiatives.

    8. It may not be glamorous as having the highest building in Malaysia or the high speed train but it is the right thing to do now…that throughout the country will benefit,

    9. Dearest Tun, I wish you well and this glimmer of thoughts of what must be prioratize of many other priorities.

    Terima Kasih Tun

  3. cerakinan Dec 31,2014 1:12 AM

    Assalammualaikum Tun :

    1. A lot have been said about what is going on around the world, notwithstanding what have also been said about the state of our own beloved country, a place we call our country ,the government we called our government and Tun our beloved Tun and my beloved Tun…perfection does not belong to human only to Allah…dearest Tun you are almost perfect in execution of the various initiatives during your time as PM and through your vision and wisdom had brought our country to a reasonably developed prosperity for all Malaysian.

    2. The journey to build a nation as ours with multi ethnics, culture and economics well being of the various races is arduous but your drive towards narrowing the economic gaps
    that you had set in motion must be continued.

    3. The aspiration towards achieving the vision 2020 for Malaysia to achieve a developed nation status is a reasonable target and the incumbent PM do share the same aspiration as do all of us Malaysian, however Tun; all of us should ponder for a moment and the policy maker especially must consider the scenario that is upon us and the nation on the various dynamics that is upon us in confronting the imminent danger…

    4. The era of development of infrastructure, communication, and resource industry, to generalize slightly, had benefitted the nation and all Malaysian in general and without doubts in my opinion Malaysian are blessed….moving forward Tun in my humble opinion and i believe many Malaysian share with me this thoughts that we must ponder for a moment the present government initiatives to continue building onto existing infrastructure(High Speed Train), building onto higher structure ( Warisan) and the likes are example of era of waste and unproductive, encroaching effect that of reducing value proposition.

    5. We must initiate a new era of conservation in this imminently trying time, and era of waste prevention and productive investment in the area of nation building for the people by upgrading the infrastructure that are more cost effective in the long run.

    6. Naming a few conservation projects that will benefit the country in the long run would be the development of Biogas, Solar , LED lightings and other renewable energy alternatives.

    7. These are real prospect and value proposition that would help the nation, what can be wrong in conservation, what can be wrong in reducing energy cost and what can be wrong in deploying and involving our Malaysian towards these initiatives.

    8. It may not be glamorous as having the highest building in Malaysia or the high speed train but it is the right thing to do now…that throughout the country will benefit,

    9. Dearest Tun, I wish you well and this glimmer of thoughts of what must be prioratise of many other prioirities,

    Terima Kasih Tun

  4. wkulit Dec 29,2014 2:43 PM

    Assalamualaikum Tun,
    Mohon diberi ruangan.

    Musato,

    Terima kasih kerana beri perhatian terhadap penulisan.

    Tidak perlulah saya menyatakan siapakah pakar sejarah itu yang mana akan menambahkan lagi kekeruhan. Kita tidak mampu mengubah siapa mereka itu kecuali dgn penyatuan dalam satu pemikiran yg dapat mengubah pemikiran mereka serta cara mereka berfikir.

    Saudara mengatakan negara ini berdaulat…

    Apa gunanya negara berdaulat jika suatu hari nanti melayu itu diusir dari negaranya sendiri.
    Lihat saja yang berlaku di Palestine. Palestine ialah bumi suci / bumi Allah tetapi rakyatnya dihalau dari negaranya.

    Bagaimana Israel berjaya? Sebelum Israel melancarkan perang, langkah pertama yang diambil ialah dengan menguasai perniagaan dan mengambil rumah @ tanah rakyat disana.

    Jadi, amatlah penting orang melayu pertahankan tanah rizab melayu seperti yang diutarakan oleh Tun sendiri.

    Terima kasih Tun.

  5. anti-jibaok Dec 25,2014 7:23 PM

    YABhg. Tun Dr.,

    You did mention that you were watching the Al Jazeera news as you often do. The reporting or news was on President Putin speaking to the Russian Parliament. You also said that the Al Jazeera newscaster was rather biased when she kept on asking the Russian analyst as to why President Putin was threatening the West.

    If you do not mind my saying so, please do take Al Jazeera’s news and reports with a pinch of salt. Please be informed that Al Jazeera is a Qatar based media network funded by the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar. And.., we should know how Qatar and the Arab Gulf States are so allied with.., i.e. none other but the USA..! So, do not expect any news coming from Al Jazeera to be against or unfavourable towards The USA.., or whatsoever that USA would like the news coming from such an ‘Arab’ based network media.

    Take a look at these video URLs, about Al Jazeera’s biased reporting and spin, as below:-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1MkK0ieB7M
    (Al Jazeera reporter resigns and speaks the truth about Syria – Al Jazeera EXPOSED)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-h2lBhpcrs
    (Al Jazeera reporters and journalists quitting their Jobs over Syria lies)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjGZg-1JR6M
    (Al Jazeera is Propaganda Channel for West and Qatari/Saudi officials)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0TiAH_1LnA
    (Al Jazeera – biased coverage of Libya and Syria?)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzlkC6r2QD8
    (Wikileaks exposes Qatar’s propaganda ‘News’ network Al Jazeera)

    Thus, in this regard as I have said earlier, kindly take whatever that comes out of Al Jazeera with a pinch of salt.

    Wassalam.

  6. teratai Dec 25,2014 3:47 PM

    Untuk versi bahasa melayu, sila layari http://www.translationfocus.blogspot.com. Terima kasih.

  7. musato Dec 25,2014 10:24 AM

    Assalamualaikum Tun.

    wkulit,

    Pakar sejarah mana yang pandai sangat kata Malaysia ni bukan negara berdaulat?

    Pada awal perkenalan saya dengan Tun dalam blog ini 2008, saya bertanyakan apa yang Tun cari sebenarnya?

    Pada masa itu blog ini hanya dipandang sebelah mata oleh Tun sendiri, namun kerana tiada pilihan lain kerana disekat kebebasan bersuara, maka tiada rotan akar pun berguna.

    Tun memberitahu yang beliau mencari wali Allah. Mungkin sebab pada masa itu Tun dah terlalu penat memberi peringatan tetapi dihalang pula malah tidak didengari.

    Adakah kita masih lagi fikir Malaysia bukan sebuah negara berdaulat pada hari dan saat ini? Sedangkan orang yang sehebat Tun pun akur pada Penciptanya yakni Allah s.w.t

    Kenyataan saya ini mungkin sampai bila bila pun tidak akan dikeluarkan di mana mana sekalipun. Tapi jika tulisan saya tidak benar sama sekali, kenyataan ini boleh tidak disiarkan oleh chedet.cc

    Malaysia ini negara berdaulat boh. Jangan risau.

    Terima kasih Tun.

  8. anti-jibaok Dec 24,2014 6:41 PM

    YABhg. Tun Dr.,

    Russia today is quite unlike the previous the communist cum atheistic Soviet Union or USSR. Russia as a nation have now become rather ‘religious’ and spiritually conscious, while many of the Western nations have become quite the opposite.., i.e. lacking in moral values and somewhat hedonistic.

    Even though some Western countries regard themselves as being Christian nations, while some of their leaders are members of those Christian Democratic Parties.., like (say) the Chancellor (PM) of Germany (Angela Merkel) who is the leader of the ‘Christian-based’ political party (i.e. the CDU – Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands).

    However ‘Christian-like’ those political parties would regard themselves to be, nonetheless apparently they do not seem to aspire to the true teachings of Jesus Christ. When religion has been politicised through political parties via democratic means.., like (also say) the PAS (Pan-Malayan Islamic Party in Malaysia, or Ikhwanul Muslimin (the Brotherhood of Islam in Egypt).., then could such ‘religious’ political parties would bring about or enhance the spiritual aspect of religious teachings through the democratic process..?

    Unfortunately, for most part we have to admit that such parties would only bring about further separation and discord between the masses (due to intense political campaigns in the democratic process), in their objective and quest for political power which do not really bring about harmony and unity within the masses. Why so..? Well.., because most of those ‘religious’ political parties have the notion that they must first and foremost also go for the political ‘road-shows’ and campaign like other political parties in order for them to wrest for political power so as to bring about or to manifest their so-called religious aspirations. Is that what democracy is all about for such ‘religious’ political parties.., that even religion shall have to subscribe and conform to democratic process to achieve for the spiritual well-being of masses..?

    Well.., perhaps Christians (and Muslims) can learning something more about The Mission and Message of Jesus (Isa a.s.) in this regard, as per this audio podcast URL, below:-

    http://www.ihsanalexander.com/blog/podcast-the-mission-and-message-of-jesus/

    Rather than over-occupying ourselves on political issues that would most of the time distract or prompt us to distance ourselves from the true spiritual awareness and may even increase our level of arrogance and ego, thus culminating in losing our awareness and direction to God-Almighty.

    We cannot deny that there is not much sincerity amongst most politicians but with only a few among them. In fact, some would say that – “…There is honour amongst thieves, but not amongst politicians…”

    As the above-mentioned podcast discusses, that even among the religious circles, the teachings of religion has lost its soul or essence which has to be brought back to its beauty and excellence.., but first and foremost with pure SINCERITY. And sincerity must come from the heart and not from the mind. The said podcast discussion elaborates on such an issue for our discernment that may very well benefit us.

    With regard to Russia, its leader Vladimir Putin appears to be sincere in his religious awareness (without having to beat his chest and to claim credit for such effort) and also seem to be very consistent and objective in his politics.., as compared to most of those Western politicians and leaders. Thus again, the choice is for the rest of the world to emulate or come together with such a leader should not be that difficult.., would it..?

    Wassalam.

  9. wkulit Dec 24,2014 5:26 PM

    Salam Tun,
    Mohon diberi ruang sekali lagi…

    Maafkan saya jika apa yg ingin saya nyatakan ini akan menganggu ketenangan dan ketenteraman yg membaca. Apa yg akan dinyatakan adalah lahir jujur dari hati saya. Tiada sebab atau tujuan lain. Saya hanya ingin pembaca menilai sendiri kerana yg betul tidak semestinya betul, yg salah tidak semestinya salah tetapi yg benar itu pasti akan kebenarannya.

    MALAYSIA..

    Bosan dengan perkara-perkara yg bertahun-tahun yg selalu diutarakan dan dibahaskan adalah perkara yg berulang-ulang yg sama dari dulu seperti tiada penghujungnya sehingga saya rasa ianya mengancam keturunan saya & anak-anak saya. Ramai yg menperceritakan / mengkotak katikkan orang melayu tetapi tidak menilai apa itu MELAYU.

    Bermula dari segi hak keistimewaan org melayu / isu MARA, kuota kemasukkan pelajar melayu ke universiti, pengunaan bahasa melayu & pekerjaan sehinggalah kepada perkara yg paling asas iaitu perlembagaan & kedaulatan Raja. APA BENDA INI?

    Takkan tidak ada orang yg belajar sejarah? Masih tidak ada orang yg menjelaskan tetapi menempelak menyuarakan kemarahan dengan menekankan…ianya sudah termaktub dan tidak perlu dipersoalkan, sedangkan sejarah itu terjadi daripada lakaran yg sebelum ini. Tidak ada sejarah terjadinya dgn sendiri. Semuanya bersebab. Itu sebab dalam pendidikan, mengapa cikgu tidak menjelaskan kenapa perlu belajar sejarah? Dan apa hubungkaitnya sejarah dgn kehidupan.

    Ada seorang pakar sejarah menyatakan bahawa Malaysia bukan Negara yang berdaulat tetapi Negara yang berpelembagaan. Terdetik persoalan dihati saya menyoalkan adakah dia tahu apa itu daulat & perlembagaan? Jangan main sebut sahaja sahaja. Mengenangkan umur yg tua, jadi saya beranggapan dia menyuarakan dalam keadaan nyanyuk.

    Kenapalah semua org Malaysia dari peringkat umur/ pendidikan / pengalaman, tiada seorang pun yg memperjelaskan bagi mepertahankan perkara yg paling asas. Ibarat saya ini hanya membaca dan tahu tetapi saya juga perlu menjaga amanah dan diamanatkan oleh keluarga saya untuk menjaga anak-anak saya, keturunan saya dan apabila ianya boleh mengancam…saya terpaksa bangun. Kerana saya telah menjalankan tugas saya melantik pemimpin / orang-orang yg diatas untuk menguruskan benda-benda ini.

    “Dimana bumi dipijak, disitu langit dijunjung”. Kamu tahu Malaysia ini bertuan, iaitu datangnya daripada Raja yg dahulu. Kerajaan Malaysia yg memimpin. Yang disebut sebagai ketua. Dan apabila kamu mempersoalkannya ibarat kamu mempersoalkan tanggungjawab bapa kamu. Ia juga sama seperti pembahagian harta pusaka antara anak kandung & anak tiri/angkat. Mana yg lebih utama? Jangan kata hanya orang melayu sahaja yg lebihkan benda ini sedangkan tengok sendiri pada keluarga masing-masing. Samakan persamaanya? Jadi, kena tahu siapa tuannya. Jangan bertuankan diri sendiri.

    Melayu itu berdaulat… “Yg dijunjung jangan dijulang”. Orang melayu hidup bermaruah dan Daulat itu ada. Melayu itu kata, bukan utk dikata. Melalui kata-kata penuh bermakna dan melalui kata-kata ianya perlu dinilai. Melayu itu ada, bukan untuk diada-adakan. Kalau tidak percaya, cubalah sentuh maka, BERSEDIALAH & LIHATLAH…

    Apa yg saya nyatakan adalah apa yg ada didalam diri saya. Tiada kepentingan pada mana-mana pihak. Orang melayu kita patut bersyukur. Apa-apa pun penilaian bermula dari keluarga kita sendiri….

    PISANG EMAS BAWA BELAYAR
    MASAK SEBIJI DIATAS PETI
    HUTANG EMAS BOLEH DIBAYAR
    HUTANG BUDI DIBAWA MATI

  10. sibotak Dec 24,2014 3:51 PM

    9 /11 was like Rome & Juliet stories that will never Die That will never Fade
    Its just a platform for US to pursue with its ILL INTENTION Towards their Difference
    Likewise MH 17 US Suddenly US ten fingers points at Russia when we our self do not do so
    When suddenly US ten fingers points at North Korea for Sony
    The Daily death of Palestinians, Iraqis , Syrians daily done by US Means
    Is more to Drama Minggu ini
    Times Faded with Millions of Death Done by US Illegally Barbarically

  11. fatahismi Dec 24,2014 11:21 AM

    As Salam Yg Berbhg Tun Dr Mahathir

    The United States need Russia to bow down to it’s knee. In time to come, the United States will declare that they are the King of the World.

    The upperhand tactic and underhand tactic use by the US of A against Russia were strategized by them in many years back. Their goals maybe to get all states at times under Russia attacked Russia without US of A in frontline.

    Good to see that Yg Berbhg Tun can well read the means by the US of A. We need leaders who could understand the dirty tactics and move made by US of A. But does our UMNO and BN leaders and politician capable to do that ? If so, the action taken by them was almost none.

    I am glad you bring it our here.

    Malaysian should think on the Pakatan Rakyat miserable and wild accusation againt the Government were meant to weak the nation and opem the floosgate to enemies.

    Beware. It would not be long and not during Tun’s time.

    Wassalam Tun.
    Take care

  12. Hang Jebat Derhaka Dec 24,2014 11:10 AM

    USA and Zionism

    I was personally attached to this subject from my early days. It was the British that helps the Zionist to win the land from the Palestinian. After a while, Israel founded a stronger ally i.e. the modern day Romanian Empire. They took more land than what was agreed earlier simply because they can. They made PBB look very lame.

    And now their ultimate game plan is to conquer all goyim and make them their slaves. They know by now American Government did not dare lift a finger to them. They thought we could not call their bluff. They thought the world did not care about the horrible bloodbath in their hands. That is how they thought the New World Order will be like.

    Actually, there are two different treatment for the Goyim. Muslim must die. Others will be enslaved.

    From Secularism into Evolution stupid theory. The world are changing into Liberalism. Religion will only be left as historical bigotry. They enslave the people through they own lust. Only the one that is sincere to God can survive from their deception.

    When people think that their ancestor is an ape, they automatically deny Adam and Eve. After a while they became monkey themselves. A liberal monkey. But one thing that bothers. All of us must die someday. And it will be a little too late to study religion then.

  13. Praxis Dec 24,2014 9:39 AM

    Good insight into current dynamics but ultimately Putin’ walk is no different from Obama’s. Both motivated by power and greed, which is a function of opulence and in this situation they ignore momentum and traditions, thinking they did everything and can control everything.

  14. Tuntuah Dec 23,2014 9:57 PM

    Hari ni tak nak cerita rusia, usa, israel, china and so on…. Nak cerita pasal dalam negeri aje.

    Hari ni saya drive lalu plus expressway. Mereka tengah upgrade jalan. Kasi lebar lagi. Bagus la tu. Masa saya lalu, waktu dah malam, gelap dan nak ke utara.

    Saya dididik oleh company yang suruh sayangkan nyawa manusia. Safety first.

    Bila lalu kat plus expressway ni bila dah malam, tau aje lah gelap, expresway ni dah jadi macam jalan menempah maut. Kita bayar yol untuk lebih selamat, tapi kali ni kiter bayar tol untuk tempah maut.

    Kawasan yang dinaiktaraf penuh dgn kon dah kon tu dah gelap, jalan tiba tiba mengecil dan size jalan memang kecil.. Aper ade kisah janji 3 lane… Garisan putih atau kuning tidak kelihatan, papan tanda keselamatan tah kemana. Bak kater org mcm buat jalan dalam hutan lah.. Safety signage tak de lansung atau kene curi agaknyer….
    Mungkin org malaysia suka accident.. So dapat tgk free show yang buat jalan jam.. Boleh amik nombor untuk tikam.. Well u all know lah.. Really stupid.

    In my head this safety signage, lampu, kon or barricade yang tungang langgang tak de, mungkin sebab
    1. Orang kat lembaga lebuhraya malaysia (LLM) makan rasuah atau
    2. Orang dalam plus sendiri yang makan rasuah atau
    3. Niosh or cidb or majlis yang jaga keselamatan ni makan rasuah atau
    4. Org malaysia suka tgk org mati tengah jalan atau
    5. Semua diatas.

    Saya harap somebody take action lah.. Kalu tak de or tak improve… Betul la jangkaan saya seperti diatas dan takkan org LLM or Plus or Niosh tak de yang baca blog tun ni….

    Ishhhh tunggu org mati baru nak bertindak? Ahhhh.. As usual lah.. Malaysian standard. Tunggu org mati dulu…

  15. anti-jibaok Dec 23,2014 7:06 PM

    To…, ‘immoralequivalence’…,

    Again and again deceptive trolls like you have lied and spun the facts.

    Russia did NOT invade Afghanistan, but it was the Communist Soviet Union (USSR) that had invaded Afghanistan. So, deceptive fools like you should not equate USSR with Russia. Those ungodly Jewish influenced Bolsheviks communist regime of the previous USSR are no longer in control of Russia. Understand..!?

    Russia today is very much a godly nation (unlike the previous USSR) that have re-embraced the Eastern Orthodox Church as it religion. So please, do not equate what is Russia today with that of the previous communist Soviet Union or USSR. OK..!?

    On the contrary the Zionist-controlled USA and its forces of the ‘Coalition of the Willing’ (including that ‘Little Israel’ of the East) have murdered millions upon millions of Muslims in Iraq since the Gulf Wars.., where also untold number of innocent civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan were also murdered to that effect. Also, it is no mystery that the Zionist-controlled USA have also unfailingly turned a blind and have even endorsed that lunatic-state of Zionist-Israel to murder & massacre untold numbers of innocent men, women & children in Palestine for donkey years up till this very day.

    As far as I am concerned, we must stand firm with Russia. Period…!!

    This (ex-Jewish) American man believes so.., as per this video URL, below:-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjqJ3cDzReA
    (The Difference Between Putin and Obama – You Got to See This…!)

    While this man (through his ‘Islamic Eschatology’ scholarly study) believes that the Muslim world will ultimately make an alliance with ‘Rum’.., i.e. meaning the Orthodox Christian Russian (and not with those Protestant, Evangelical or the Roman Catholic faith i.e.) in the ‘End-days’.., as elaborated as per the video URL, below:-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPHh3_oJeP8
    (Islam and The West (Moscow State University): Imran Hosein)

    However, do not expect that (the American ally & the Wahhabi influenced) Saudi Arabia & the Arab Gulf States to join hands and make an alliance with Russia in this regard.

    So, as far as we are concerned, we have had enough of those evil Zionist deception and bullshit and of the tendency of American & Western decadence.

    P.S.> Be reminded that it was the Russians who had helped Malaysia to put the first Malaysian into space.., was it not..? While possibly the USA and some of those Western powers would prefer that we’d also be the under the thumb of those Zionist rascals. The choice is for us is not that difficult.., is it..?

  16. mubarakchan Dec 23,2014 4:15 PM

    Tun

    I do not understand the policy of the West in relation to the Arab Spring which led up to its failure in Syria and now the Ukraine unless it is some sort of a secret plan to protect Israel. Is this the reason for Israel to retaliate so vehemently when ineffective rockets were fired at her from Gaza ? Only the originators of such policies can tell. But the present complex actions and reactions around the World seem to have arisen from the end of the Cold War in 1989 which was followed by Pax America’s ‘Globalization, Free Trade, Human Rights.’

    The beneficiaries of America’s post Cold War policy were Russia, China, Brazil, India and South Africa.. Only Russia has had a long history of territorial expansion. And it was all the more surprising that with the break-up of the Soviet Union, many of its former States broke free. And one of them Ukraine left with Crimea in its pocket. This was a situation ready to explode sometime and somehow. This happened in 2013.

    However, Russia like China has had over 25 years to ease into the mainstream of the World’s financial and economic highway aftere decades of tough regimentation of their societies. With freedom to make money, the innermost urge of humankind was released with all the dynamism and desire to succeed to make money.

    America the World’s only superpower wanted to exercise her hegemony after her apparent success in causing the Soviet Union to implode politicallly and economically. But what would have been America’s largesse from gaining from the end of the Cold War, Pax America benefitted immensely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. America gain was second best. But the decades of the unfair treatment by the West on the Arabs in the Middle East was about to hit the West like a lightning in a clear summer sky. It was 9/11 !

    The knee-jerk reaction of the Americans to 9/11 was emotional and hasty. It was not Pearl Harbour. 9/11 was intended to hit at the very ego of America’s world hegemony. What it did and with a beautiful hindsight is what we all can see on TV from 9/11 until 2014, deaths and destruction not only in the Middle East and Afghanistan and Pakistan but sometimes in other parts of the World as well – a many headed serpent situation which is fueled by a person’s belief. And Israel is still in place. But at what cost ? Of human lives and money ?

    With the longest war in Afghanistan and more wars in Iraq, it seemed the Ukraine adventure with the usual demonstrations was but a shot in the dark. But did anyone forgot about the Russian Bear just across the border. Russia – a huge land mass with an indefatigable people who had beaten Hitler to death by the loss of millions – is a country which no sensible power should trifle with. Both Napoleon and Hitler were within the city limits of Moscow and yet both were defeated by their own vanity and lack of foresight.

    By the same token, it is not wise for the West to take on the Russian Bear at a time of World financial turmoil which exposed the weakness of the EU’s political and socio-economic system which needs overhauling due to decades of easy living since the Second World War. And yet, the EU got themselves dragged in first in Libya, then Syria and later Ukraine.

    However an interesting scenario which might arise at the present time is the forced formation of two World political and socio-economic blocs eg. A Western style Democratic bloc and another bloc led by Russia and China. With the latter Nation with its gargantuan money reserves becoming also a sort of IMF and the World Bank. This is the fall-out of so many American dollars now choking the World’s financial system without a home.

    Here lies the rub of how the World is now divided by MONEY MONEY MONEY and not by political philosophy alone. Did the West do a good job with Communism by making the BRICS richer ? And now here is the pay-off through the West’s wrong policy moves in its haste to protect or advance their interests in Ukraine and Israel ? Was the West’s agenda worth the effort against the Russian Bear and the Chinese Dragon ? Or has the boom in the United States shale oil overshadowed the importance of the Saudi oil ? Only the future can provide the correct answer.

    For us Malaysians, the Cold War was a simpler World to live and to play. It was a bi-polar World in which black was black and white was white. Malaysia was once very close to the United States which had its agencies like the Peace Corps, the Hooper Foundation, the USIS, the Ford Foundation, and the United States Army Medical Research Unit, Walter Reed Hospital. Washington DC etc. in Kuala Lumpur. American businesses like the Goodyear Rubber Plantations and the Anglo-American Mines were in operation as well. The American soldiers in Vietnam came to KL for rest and recreation in the mid-1960s.

    Today, we live a multi-polar World in which every Nation scrambles for its survival. Our friends could be enemies of friends and of other enemies. It is a complex World with no World order ! Even a well established neutral Switzerland has been forced to open its banks for scrutiny. We may imagine what pressure could be brought upon us given our beloved Malaysia’s stability peace and harmony with the good Rakyat and natural resources in a strategic geo-politcal location.

    Even the tiny Republic of Singapore with its ULTRA COMMUNISTIC POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SYSTEM CREATED BY ITS RULER 1959 – 2014 which has gone toxic, is making a deadly attempt through the poisoned chalice TPPA to enslave us through the nitty-gritties in volumes of legal documents. No more Pulau Batu Putich for Singapore !

    Sometimes, I wondered whether the folks in Washington DC ever remember their much storied glorious history of World War Two which brought down the biggest villain of the piece, Hitler. With the coming of the computer and the Net, the gathering of facts for policy making should have been all the more easier.

    But we now see is a grid-lock in Eastern Ukraine and the possible emergence of two WORLD FINANCIAL BLOCS .

    For us Malaysians who love sports and fine living for all, the World has become a more compiicated place to live in.

    MALAYSIA BOLEH ! MALAYS BOLEH ! MALAYSIANS BOLEH !

  17. tariqmind Dec 23,2014 2:15 PM

    Salam,

    HERE is a statement by Tan Sri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1MDB Addresses Allegations Against The Fund

    http://www.malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/29-4-tile/534165-1mdb-chairman-addresses-allegations-against-the-fund.html

  18. tariqmind Dec 23,2014 2:14 PM

    Salam,

    HERE is a statement by Tan Sri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1MDB:

    1MDB Chairman Addresses Allegations Against The Fund

    http://www.malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/29-4-tile/534165-1mdb-chairman-addresses-allegations-against-the-fund.html

  19. Abu Alya Dec 23,2014 1:48 PM

    Salam Tun.

    1. The Al-Jazeera reporter, being a paid employee is just doing his master’s bidding. In this case, it is toward manufacturing consent for and on behalf of the Jewish interests, not only in the US, but also those spreading wide all over the EU, India, China and Russia as well. Putin is no better than Obama. They are just duplicitous means from the same Zionist script.

    2. We do not have to choose or favor one evil over another, as the common ‘lesser of 2 evils’ narrative would suggest us to do. It is simply unacceptable and oxymoron by all Islamic standards, to comply with the Zionist-sponsored Judaeo-Christian game plan, hoping for an ignorable outcome, that will not disturb the ‘balance of peace/islam’ no matter how ignoble the result affects the ummah. Yes, by ‘the balance of peace’ I’m referring to whatever that is left remaining of the Muslim’s honor and prestige, be it local or global. The latest Catholic verbose attack on the Muslim rights in this country is a defining example.

    3. It is not unlike and not surprisingly that the recent oeuvres of the ‘so-called 25 eminent Malays’ who offered themselves and by the merit of their social scales, received first-class seats in the Trojan Horse to defile the sanctity of Islam, with a gleeful task to ‘moderating’ Islam from within the anti-Islam and anti-Malay tank of worms.

    4. These 25-idiots are in fact manufacturing consent toward the conclusive destruction of Islamic values, law and justice from within the government itself and in turn receiving its approval and support. What worst can the UMNO government do, now that it has openly and defiantly turned against the Muslims’ interests in its bugger attempt to gain the Christians’ and Chinese vote of approval.

    5. Melayu Mudah Lupa, is a case of elective amnesia. Are we so easy to forget? China’s insolence toward our country following the events of MH370, and Russia couldn’t care less attitude over MH17, together with the US playing Sheriff Lobo on both occasions, is a strong premonition of things to come our way.

    6. So far, Malaysia has been treated worst than a prostitute, entertaining several unsolicited client’s command at the same time, simply because the leadership is too afraid to fight for her rights and to demand for her sovereignty to be respected on equal terms. Most of us, the ‘true Malaysian’ citizens feel numb in the head and in the heart after the MAS incidents, and why should we not …

    5. Will Malaysia continue to be treated like a world-class prostitute?

  20. sibotak Dec 23,2014 8:50 AM

    To have Opposition to Balance up Govt IT is Healthy Wise & Right
    BUT when Opposition DAP abetting & working along with PAP
    DISREGARDS THE EXISTENCE OF RULING GOVT UMNO
    THIS IS A BETRAY TO MALAYSIA DEMOCRACY
    RIGHTS OF A NATION
    DAP invites Foreign Interest & Invasion is Absolutely Intentionally Betrays its own people
    THESE ARE BETRAYAL TOWARDS NATION AND
    MALAYSIA GOVT HAS EVERY RIGHT TO STEPS IN
    GOVT CANNOT IGNORE THIS FACTS
    THAY HAVE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS INVESTED IN PENANG, JOHOR & MANY PARTS OF MALAYSIA. IT IS A THREAT TO THE FUTURE OF MALAYSIA
    THIS IS NOT DEMOCRACY THIS IS NOT BUILDING UP A NATION
    THIS IS BETRAYAL TOWARDS NATION BY DAP
    BY ALL MEANS EVEN OPPOSITION MUST WORK ALONG WITH RULING PARTY FOR BUILDING UP NOT BREAKING DOWN

    LIKEWISE HOW WOULD PAP REACT IF UMNO WERE TO STEPS IN TO S,PORE
    OPPOSITION THE WORKERS PARTY
    TO BUILT S,PORE IGNORING THE EXISTENCE OF THE RULING PARTY PAP

    I HOPE THIS IS A WAKE UP CALL FOR UMNO THE RULING PARTY
    IS A WAKE UP CALL FOE ALL MALAYSIAN
    THESE IS OUR SOVEREIGNTY THESE IS A BETRAYAL TOWARDS NATION

  21. sibotak Dec 23,2014 2:28 AM

    I like Putin of Russia
    He got Style He is James Bond 007
    He is an ex Commando Flying his own Airplane sometimes even when on duty as the President of Russia
    He Speaks the Truth He stands the Truth

    Unlike the US President now before or after
    They are the Voice of the War Mongers of US of Israel
    The voice of Liar who put Lies above Human lives Babies & Children
    They Despise me and they Betray Human Harmony & Mankind
    They believes in Military Supremacy that leads them to NO Where till Today
    World will be at Peace if Nation did not have Military Ambition
    Thus World Will now be Better Off with US & Israel out
    They will crumble with their own Military Might….Insyaallah

    At the moment I like Jokowi of Indonesia as much as I also like Bambang
    When newly elected Jokowi has the answer for Indonesia
    He answered instead of Fighting Corruption which most Politics will say
    Which most end of the day is quite the same as the Rats
    He answered of how to progress Indonesia
    With 2/3 of Indonesia covered with water
    He will look into the infrastructure of water transport to boost their economy
    Subsidies for Oil are meant for economic development NOT for Cars
    Like in Malaysia subsidies for cars never benefits for good use
    Simply the govt burning money for nothing whilst 1 person do have a few cars and does not pay for economy development

    UMNO are an outdated Political Party
    Their culture that got to be mend as time change

    PKR was meant by Anwar to break UMNO votes
    Never meant any good for the Bumi
    There is no purpose for their Formation but to Kill UMNO
    That is more for Anwar Personal Revenge at all expense even to the Betrayal of the Malay

    PAS has its own culture a party of its own ideology
    They have not much ambition BUT They do protect the Bumis
    For not being Ambitious Life flows as it is
    But it is OK that,s what is good for now when everyone moves forward to Craziness
    They are enduring Nature

    DAP does not represent Malaysia as a whole
    They are representing PAP They are PAP puppet
    This have corrupt & betray Malaysia when they puppet themselves to
    Foreign Influence & Support
    S,pore have spent Billions of dollars to Invade Malaysia Land
    IDR has proven so, The Rapid Development of Penang chasing out the Bumis and many part of Malaysia has proven so
    Sadly the Bumis the UMNO Govt are Blinded by their Dollars
    Which is A Betrayal to our Future Generations

    Whatever our thoughts our Doings
    It should be the Vision to Protect for our next Generation
    Not to Build to Develop and Breaks the future of our own Generation
    And consent Malaysia to be Invade quietly & economically by others
    Whom Good to us with reasons behind their good agendas

  22. goldben Dec 23,2014 12:33 AM

    Dear Tun,

    I used to watch Al-Jazeera when I abandoned CNN, BBC et. al. some years ago. Now I no longer watch that channel. It’s the BBC in disguise and I sometime find the reporting offensive and insulting to my sense of justice and fair play. Even the presenters were interchanged with the BBC. I now watch RT (Russia Today). I live overseas so that channel is available to me. The last time I was in Malaysia RT was not available on Astro. You should use your influence and bring RT to Astro so that Malaysians can have a balance to the news presented by the Western media including Al-Jazeera.

    Thanks

  23. milshah Dec 23,2014 12:29 AM

    Assalamualaikum Tun,

    For my posting, I would like to play the role of a conspiracy theorist as I feel becoming a conspiracy theorist would allow better understanding on what is really happening in this world.

    The lost of flight MH17 was a tragic event for Malaysia. No sooner have we even recovered from the still missing flight MH370, suddenly another plane was struck down. Many Malaysians was shock, depressed and angry at what happened to flight MH17. Malaysians were also feed with ‘news’ that there were evidence in the form of tape conversation between rebels that confirms that the plane was struck down by a missile from the rebels. Many Malaysians was very angry at the Russians at that time. Mr. Obama even called on Datuk Seri Najib to express sympathy and to bring those responsible to justice.

    In this very blog, I had informed on the need for Malaysia and Malaysians to exercise self restraint towards Russia as not all is not what it seems. I understand we were very angry at that time, but we must think with our brain and not follow our heart.

    I think the plan was for Malaysia to blame Russia for the downed MH17. Other developing countries who are friends with Malaysia, and seeing that Malaysia is a leader of developing countries, would quickly come to Malaysia aid. Thus, the United States would obtain two strong allies, i.e from the Europeans and from the developing countries. The United States hopes to get the help from Europeans and developing countries in its war against Russia.

    Malaysia may not be much alone, but when two superpowers are at war, sometimes it is the help from smaller countries that can tip the balance in its favor to win the war. An illustration would be between UMNO and PAS. Although the Malays are the majority, because they are split into UMNO and PAS, then the minority chinese vote although small, can tip the balance to UMNO or PAS favor.

    The plan or modus operandi was also applied for flight MH370. China was angry at Malaysia when flight MH370 first went missing. Again, in this very blog, I had advised for Malaysia to have self restrained and not to retaliate China’s anger. Had Malaysia retaliated, Malaysia would be forced to side with the United States, as Malaysia was no match for China. Thus, the United States pivot to Asia would be complete to contain China. The United States would have South Korea and Japan on the North East of China. The Philippines and Australia to the South East of China. And Malaysia and Singapore to the South of China. A complete circle to encircle China. Malaysia is also the next chairman for ASEAN, which could be a useful asset for the United States to attack China.

    From both tragedies, it would seem the United States benefited the most. On MH17, the United States finally obtained help from the Europeans to sanction Russia. On MH370, the United States hopes to obtain allies from ASEAN to counter China.

    Alhamdulillah, on both tragedies of flight MH17 and MH370, Malaysia showed self restrained. Had Malaysia given in to the anger and bitterness, the world may not be as peaceful as we see today. We might be in World War 3. A potential nuclear war between the United States against China and Russia had been averted, due to Malaysia not falling in to the trap laid by the Zionist and showed self restrained. Due to Malaysia self restrained, the United States, is still at a deadlock with Russia and China, with both sides having equal strength.

    And now, as Malaysia does not want to play the role laid out by the Zionists, it is understandable why they want Anwar to become Prime Minister. Thus, the sudden tweet by Mr Biden. Maybe Anwar can play a better role.

    Similarly, it is very questionable on the sudden drop of oil price. I remember when oil price was at it peak at US130 a barrel. People all over the world were saying gone are the days of cheap oil. And now oils prices have dropped to a low of USD60 a barrel.

    You have suggested that oil can be used as a weapon against Israel as oil is controlled by Muslim countries. It is sad, these so called Muslim countries are not willing to use oil against Israel, but instead are willing to cause oil prices to drop so low,so as to hurt the Russians.

    The war is still on going between the United States against Russia and China.

    We should continue to build strong relationships with Russia and China. Malaysia must be careful not to fall into any trap laid by the Zionist and be a pawn of the United States especially in light of Malaysia becoming the chairman of ASEAN next year.

    May Allah guide us all.

    They may plan all they want, but is Allah that decide.

  24. mindabudaya Dec 22,2014 7:38 PM

    dearest sir,

    one question that kept repeating at the back of my mind whenever i see Russia and Russians in the spot light, ” how do you deal with Nostalgic people? ”

    i admire my elders and believe they can explain to me more on these ‘ nostalgic – bunch ‘ that have a very large Lebensraum and always being misinterpreted or outcasted

    how do you tell them to let go? can we?
    is it like their love towards Vodka, the aggression, the sickle and the hammer?

    i still cant figure them out

    please advise

    regards
    mindabudaya@gmail.com
    tribute to dr. m : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9iumxN_ZZA

  25. immoralequivalence Dec 22,2014 7:32 PM

    Russia invaded Afghanistan. The US spearheaded the revolt that ultimately collapses communism in central Asia. The US revives Islam n millions of Muslims. Y no ‘ Alhamdu USA’ but incessant condemnation. Russia blasted Chechnya to smithereens n Malaysia n other Muslim nations were rather muted in response. The EU came in as pacifiers. No thanks but murmurings of conspiracies, ‘ late response’ . Russia gave moral n material support to Serbian massacre of Muslims. It was ‘ Alhamdu USA’ that saved Bosnia.
    In response, Putin did not use religious Armageddon. ‘ those dastardly Jews, satanic Vatican, Protestant prostitutes wants to destroy the motherland of Russian orthodox church.’ This will make this easier to resolve compared with others. Ukraine under Russian occupation for 60 yrs will always remain Russian sphere of influence. But there will always b rivals for Ukrainian loyalty, altruistically, if not then u are not human. The majority opts for the Western model. That the west brought down a democratic govt by subterfuge is an assertion. The Sabah Pairin govt was brought down by subterfuge illegal voters is an assertion backed by facts voiced by millions.
    It’s not only the west n Russia supporting dissidents. All kinds do. Muslim

    countries support dissidents in Xinjiang, India, Chechnya, Nigeria, n Sunni / Shia support dissidents against each other in state n non state entities, south Korean support north Korean dissidents, cubans support anti Castro dissidents, catalonians support basque dissidents, suluk support sabahan dissidents etc.
    Be consistent .

  26. Aktivis Islam Dec 22,2014 4:59 PM

    Dear Tun,
    As we already witness chain of events recently (latest was a massive defence fund to pakistan estimated around 1billion) , it is clear the West advocating World War 3 and trying break Russia. My question is, what about Malaysia? Where do we stand here? Which side we’re on? The ignorant apartheid nation with a black president?

  27. wajaperak Dec 22,2014 2:39 PM

    Assallammualaikum Tun.
    Saya mohon ruangan.
    [Mr grkumar
    What Putin did patiently and quietly was to bide his time till the right moment came along to pounce]
    I like your comment as it offer’s us some perspective varies from Tun,Mr Mubarak Chan and of course Professor Abu Alya.
    Nevertheless by being stupid,bangang and not so bright I feels that Tun title of this posting
    MUST BE CHECHNYA INSTEAD OF RUSSIA.
    PUTIN BLEEDS OUR HEART’S ( BY US I MEANT MUSLIMIN THE WORLD OVER AND TO WHOM IT MAY CONSCIENCE ).
    Is Tun directing our attention away from Chechnya because he did not contributing as much as in Balkan?
    As a doer and a macro operator I believe that you can shed some light about military operation in Chechnya and the Balkan.Einstein Relativity theory applied.
    I would like to know about the Black Swans and the Grozny Sniper instead of the Baghdad Sniper.( Whose claimed of kill is more than 150 GI Joe ).
    It would nice to hear sometimes the other side of coin event’s which truly shaped the outcome of the world today.
    Mr grkumar,
    you know what can be told and what is best kept secret from the public.But..

    CONSIDER YOUR REVEALATION THIS TIME IS A LORE OF TRYING TIME..

    Thank you sir.
    Terima kasih Tun.

  28. sibotak Dec 22,2014 2:26 PM

    America Failed to Earn an Honest Living
    Very scared to face Economic Competition
    So they Roots Military Base everywhere with the most expensive Military Spending on Earth
    They have lots of Debts incurred on Military
    Europe TAILED US TO BENEFITS BUT PROVEN TILL TODAY THEY ARE DROWN THE DRAIN

    Russia & China are also Super Power but they focus on Economic Venture
    World should Tailed the Healthy Practice for World Harmony & Progress
    Applause to Russia & China & also North Korea

  29. fififudin Dec 22,2014 12:57 PM

    edit : perantaraan between tamim ad-dari and the dejey. not nabi. salah taep.

  30. fififudin Dec 22,2014 12:55 PM

    hehe.. they are trying to control people’s mind. all of em is full of bullshit. nama pon dah al-jazeera. tau kenapa? sebab hadith nabi kan ada cakap yang makhluk berbulu hitam lebat tapi ada satu mata sahaja. yang dejey terikat tetapi makhluk al-jatsatsah ini yang jadi perantaraan antara tamim ad-dari dengan nabi. haaaa itu la dia al-jatsatsah = al-jazeera.

    lepas tu skarang keluar pulak channel baru. sky news HD. why they name it sky news?
    because they want us to believe what they show as we believe the real sky news a.k.a al-quran.

  31. grkumar Dec 22,2014 12:40 PM

    Apologies my unedited comment went out first by accident. Please remove and publish this one in its place.

    Gopal Raj Kumar

    There are a few points that need to be made about your article above on the position of Al Jazeera on Russia and the wests perceptions and their propaganda on Russia and its leader Vladimir Putin.

    Al Jazeera (whose Yusof Isa ) and others who I personally trained in Melbourne over a decade go in the media was once an independent media organization especially at the height of the US led invasion of Iraq.

    It was not Julian Assange (now holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London over the Wiki Leaks affair) who first brought to world attentionthe murder, mayhem, torture and pillaging by US troops in Irak. It was the early Al Jazeera. Their then brave independent journalists were assassinated by the US and these assassinations and targeted killings were conveniently referred to as accidents or blue on blue friendly fire. Sorry was the compensation.

    Assange and others like him came much later. By then Al Jazeera and their owners, the Royal family of Qatar were threatened by the west. They then brought in ex BBC, ex Deutsch Welle, ex ABC Australia staff to man the station and to use it as a pro western propaganda tool. Thats the Al Jazeera of today. They succeed because we do not believe in spending money on creating a counter tool capable of putting our stories forward in a succinct and effective way. We lack self confidence.

    As for Russia and Putin, well English is not their language. That places them at a disadvantage when addressing an English language medium. But to his credit Putin has set up RT Media which is just as good if not better I dare say than Al Jazeera.

    Russia under a thieving, drunk, alcohol soaked, womanising imbecile like Boris Yeltsin is what the west considers a democratic freedom loving free market state. When the vain MIkhail Gorbachev fell for the wests trap cashing on his and his wife Raisa’s vanity the destruction of what was the Soviet Union was set in motion. But fortunately because of Putin thats not been an irreversible act.

    What Putin did patiently and quietly was to bide his time till the right moment came along to pounce. He is articulate and thoughtful. A master spy he had already cultivated Germans within that country’s intelligence apparatus and has been working steadily with those of other western states.

    Much of the propaganda we hear and read about their economic failures is not news and certainly not isolated events confined to Russia alone. The oil market manipulation and trade sanctions has begun to backfire on the west. Each of the west European states that made billions exporting goods to Russia have now to focus on alternative markets where there are none. The losses are also theirs to bear. They include major US oil companies with billions of dollars in assets tied up in RUssia’s oil sector. And they are not too happy with Obama’s sanctions.

    Russia is a command economy like China’s. They can afford to restructure and adjust better than the west who have to cope with their unions and higher wage demands.

    The Australian dollar has lost 23 per cent in 3 months. That is a significant drop in the value of their currency. The Euro is not fairing any better, but you don’t hear Al Jazeera saying much about that.

    The US was boasting about self sufficiency in oil. But they failed to tell us that no one in their right minds will invest in oil production in the US now that oil is below the $60 Bbl mark. Capital Expenditure does not favour good returns under these terms and market prices for oil. So although they may have a lot of oil no one is ready to invest in bringing that oil to production. They expect to engineer riots in Venezuela in order to control their production once more. Venezuela’s oil social programme is a bit like Irans. They both sell oil at very low prices to poor countries. And the US does not like that either.

    The US has still not come out of its recession with extreme poverty and unemployment still very high, foreclosures of homes and businesses even greater than it was during the great depression in the 20’s and 30’s, crime rates at an all time high, imports exceeding exports, a massive external debt, bankruptcies of major cities like Oakland and Detroit and a general lifetime of deficits.

    In fact the whole of Michigan state is in the red. Its industries like the automobile sector in ruins and the economy ta a near standstill. Michigan is not alone. So too is Ohio, New Mexico, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada and a few more like Florida and Alabama.

    Russia has been producing the rocket engines the US now depends on to send its spacecraft and missiles into the stratosphere. Boeing is dependant upon massive infusions of cash from government to stay alive with Airbus having stolen much of its markets.

    As for Europe they are a basket case. Who are they kidding about boycotts and sanctions? Most European nations excepting perhaps Germany cannot pay their debts. Fraud and incompetence, corruption and mismanagement means they will eventually become a Chinese colony. The US cannot bail them out.

    The attack on the Russian economy also tells us that like LIBOR and the stock markets these are manipulated indices and systems. If the market is controlled by “market forces” such as supply and demand, why is it that political interference now, even where demand is present prevail?

    Russia will have to wear a bit of pain but the west is on an irreversible decline and thats fact. The Arabs and other OPEC members will act when it hurts. And that will be soon. I tis also incumbent on oil producers to re adjust to a falling market in preparation for the next round. And those with foresight who take the initiative now will be the beneficiaries when oil inevitably finds equilibrium.

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