Jerusalem Report, January, 2014. Ukraine events showcase Russian strength, Western confusion with the Jews caught on the fringe Kiev’s Euro-Square (the renamed Independence Square) was roiling with anger and confusion in the frozen late afternoon of December 17. Word had … Continue reading →
“Russian credibility is not in question,” my colleague Dr. Jonathan Spyer pointed out, American credibility is in question.
Did anyone learn anything? Again, they really fired her for embarrassment because it showed that State Department just bought intelligence it wanted– saying Syrian rebels are moderate–by Kerry, McCain, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. A few months earlier she said the opposite.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week expressedconcerns regarding new Russian supplies of helicopter gunships to the Assad regime in Syria. Washington has confronted Russia on its continued shipments to Assad, she said. Clinton did not go into detail regarding the nature and form of this alleged confrontation with Russia. But her evident surprise regarding Russian export of advanced attack helicopters to Syria is […]
The port of Oktyabrsk is situated on the left bank of the Bug River, 58 km. north of the entry to the Black Sea. Close to the city of Nikolayev, this anonymous Ukrainian port could not seem further from the strife-torn Middle East. Yet in the last year, Oktyabrsk has played a key role in […]
The transition to democracy and capitalism has not been kind to Russia. It sank from superpower to sideshow internationally. The country is hurting and stagnant; it has no sense of purpose or goals; and Russia is in the hands of a ruthless dictator who knows how to use nationalism and demagoguery to ensure his power. […]