Kiev’s ‘Peremoga’ Over Creditors Can’t Hide Catastrophic Economic Collapse

After weeks of intensifying fights along the front lines in the Donbass, Ukrainian military shelling has slackened in recent days. It looks like the offensive Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko threatened by declaring the ‘times of pacifism’ ‘over’ petered out. If Washington plans to fight Novorossiya and Russia to the last Ukrainian, it needs another plan. The Ukrainian word for victory is ‘peremoga‘. This is to distinguish it from the Russian word ‘pobedy’. 

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A Deep Breath Before the September Plunge: Putin’s Mideast Calvalcade at MAKS2015, Yemen, Damascus and Donbass War Blues

Yesterday afternoon the Russia Analyst was driving to work when he noticed billowing smoke from a burning building off the interstate. On the radio, Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” was playing. It seemed a fitting soundtrack for a curiously grim August day. Everything was familiar, yet strangely off. By now all RogueMoney readers have heard about the passing of the Guerrilla’s friend and fellow New Yorker, Michael Rosecliff. Although we didn’t know Mike well, we had bantered with him as the Russia Analyst online and listened to his radio appearances, with the exception of his brief but memorable appearance on the Hagmann and Hagmann Report.

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Rumors of War with Russia, Part 8: Ukraine’s ‘Operation Citadel’

Reliable Novorossiya sources indicate this morning that Kiev is massing up to 90,000 troops, hundreds of self-propelled guns, tanks and armored infantry fighting vehicles for an offensive against the pro-Russian Donbass forces. Donetsk has been under heavy bombardment, with hundreds of artillery or mortar shells fired overnight into Sunday. Donetsk People’s Republic Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko has declared that a large-scale Ukrainian assault is imminent and cancelled all leave while ordering the DNR [Доне́цкая Наро́дная Респу́блика – JWS]/DPR’s tanks and guns to front line positions.

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Duma Member Yevgeny Fedorov on U.S.-Russia Proxy War

Friday night’s radio program featuring ‘W the Intelligence Insider’ hosted by the Guerrilla Economist included an extensive discussion of Russia. ‘W’ observed from a business person contact in Croatia and other observers that the Russian people appear to be firmly behind their government, and that Russians view the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine as fundamentally defensive or a counteroffensive waged after years or decades of encroachment by the U.S. and NATO. 

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Rumors of War with Russia, Part 7: The Russian Battlefield EW ‘Off Switch’ is Real

Back in April 2014 shortly after Russian forces bloodlessly secured Crimea’s referendum on secession from Ukraine and rejoining Russia, a close encounter occurred between a Sukhoi 24 strike fighter and the destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) in international waters of the Black Sea. A Su-24 “Fencer” made multiple passes over the American warship before returning to base in Crimea. On this much all sides agree, but everything else thereafter disputed.

Russian sources claim that the 1970s designed, Eighties-built Su-24 switched on an electronic jamming pod to temporarily blind the systems of the Cook, resulting in the unnerving of several sailors and their resignations upon the ship’s return to port in Romania. 

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Lowdown Dirty PsyOps: from JadeHelm15 to NATO’s Pet Azov Neo-Nazis

“People are coming up to me on the street, saying ‘Is it true martial law is coming?  Have you heard about this?’ They don’t even know that we’re where the story came from…they’re asking me if it’s true. No, they’re not going to [martial law] take over this summer…probably.” – Alex Jones, speaking to Michigan Radio’s Steve Carmody

“Deception is a state of mind and the mind of the State.” – James Jesus Angleton, chief of CIA counterintelligence, 1954-1975

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