James the Russian Analyst

Memorial Day в Афганистане

On Friday May 26, Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski, one of the architects of the U.S. ‘bear trap’ strategy to bait the Soviets into Afghanistan and then bleed the mighty USSR via support for insurgents in that country, died at a northern Virginia hospital. He was 89 years old.

Ironically, the author of The Grand Chessboard passed away just weeks after the Pentagon accused the Russian Federation of aiding Taliban elements against the Americans, who are the sons or grandsons of the anti-Soviet mujaheddin. The Russians denied the allegations of arming anti-American guerrillas in Afghanistan.

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Syraq SITREP 15: Russian Flags Fluttering in the Syraqi Border Breeze?

On May 18 U.S. jets attacked a convoy of Syrian military National Defense Forces and Shi’a Hezbollah/Iraqi allies west of the al-Tanf border crossing, which has been seized by American and British special forces. The air strike killed six pro-Syrian government combatants, and was claimed by the Americans to have targeted Iranian backed Shi’a militia rather than the Syrian Arab Army. However, the next time U.S. jets based in Jordan try to bomb Syrian forces in the area, they may spot the distinct profile of Sukhoi 30s on the horizon or hear the growl warning of Pantsir SAM radars in their headsets…

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While Trump Visits Saudi Arabia, Houthis Continue Attacks on Saudi Forces

On Sunday President Donald J. Trump gave a historic speech in front of his Saudi and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) hosts, declaring that the U.S. was not against Islam nor seeking to impose the American values on other nations, while calling on Muslims to unite against the scourge of terrorism. While the legacy media focused on Trump, first lady Melania’s demure non-form fitting black pantsuit or lack of a headscarve, or the massive arms and infrastructure deals announced with the pomp and ceremony of a bigly visit to Riyadh, numerous issues lurked behind the scenes. Including questions of persistent low oil prices drastically curtailing the Saudis ambitions to reinvent their country’s hydrocarbon based economy and the obsession with rival Iran fueling a military quagmire in Yemen.

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Washington Post’s #TrumpRussia Hysteria, as Seth Rich-Wikileaks Connection Confirmed

Just when the Russia Analyst thought we could turn to writing about Vladimir Putin’s piano playing at the One Belt One Road summit in China, along comes more manufactured #TrumpRussia ns! hysteria, courtesy of CIA’s old/new favorite mouthpiece, the Jeff Bezos blog known as The Washington Post.

Conveniently enough for the Democratic wing of the dirty deep state, this #fakenews story coincided with a report that would’ve been buried, were it not for a Trump ally and suspected informal counselor in the guise of the Internet’s headlines aggregator in chief Matt Drudge: confirmation from a private investigator and former DCPD detective hired by Seth Rich’s family, that the DNC staffer was in touch with Wikileaks before he was murdered.

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Amidst Comey Firing Furor, Trump Hosts Lavrov

One day after he fired FBI director James Comey for incompetence and covering for the Clinton crime family, President Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House. For the NeverTrumpers, and the #TrumpRussia ns conspiratrolls both paid and unpaid, and neolibcon Beltway bandits ranging from the Democrat Chuck Schumers to the GOP McInsanes, it was like boosting one upraised middle digit from POTUS to the Deep State Swamp with another.

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Atlantic Council & MSM Smear RM Guest Posobiec for Reporting #MacronLeaks

Back on April 29, Rogue Money published an interview with TheRebel.media’s Washington D.C. correspondent Jack Posobiec. The topic was antifas thuggery, which had resulted in Mr. Posobiec recently being assaulted while filming on the street and his assailant being arrested.
Little did we know then that days later the legacy media, with a helpful nudge from the (foreign government-funded) (G)NGO the Atlantic Council and a small army of #TrumpRussia Twitter trolls, would soon be attacking a RM guest as an alleged Russian propaganda asset…because Odnoklassniki profile. Drunk on their own Russians! koolaid, the globalist shills are determined to conflate reading 4Chan/pol and reporting on the contents of the allegedly hacked files of French presidential candidate Emanuel Macron with taking orders from the Kremlin.

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No Illusions: The Latest Trump Putin Call

On Tuesday President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin at 12:30 p.m. Eastern/7:30 p.m. Moscow time. Notwithstanding the initial optimism greeting Trump’s election in the Russian Federation, following the difficult meeting after the American strike on Syria’s al-Shayrat air base between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov joined by Putin in mid-April, neither side can enter negotiations with illusions as to any dramatic breakthroughs being possible.

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Dina Powell, H.R. McMaster and the Neocon/Saudi Lobby Co-opting Team Trump

TeamRM’s BanksterSlayer has shined a spotlight on newly appointed Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy Dina Habib Powell’s history with the Bush 43 Administration and Goldman Sachs. Now Mike Cernovich, the independent journalist, author and film maker who broke the story of then Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s unmasking the identities of Trump advisers whose communications were ‘incidentally’ caught up in NSA wiretaps, has a new scoop.

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Lügenkriegsakademie, Part 2: Tom Nichols, Syria Gas Attacks and the Derp of Expertise

When does expertise no longer count? When the holder of said expertise goes against the U.S. government and its allies’ Narrative in Syria, that Bashir al Assad and only Assad (and not Assad’s adversaries funded/directly armed by U.S. Sunni Muslim allies with major intervention-baiting incentives to do so) use chemical weapons against civilians.

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MSM Trick Zerohedge, Drudge with Joint Russia-Iran ‘Red Line’ Statement

Peter Lavelle, Alexander Mercouris and the team at The Duran have denounced as fake a report circulated by Reuters, the UK Sunday Express and The Independent, as well as Israel’s Haaretz newspaper stating that Russia and Iran had issued a joint communique after Friday’s Tomahawk missile strike threatening retaliation for further U.S. aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic.

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Countercoup, Part 4: Spicer Repeats Napolitano Allegation, Trump Jokes Obama Tapped Him and Merkel

President Trump and his press spokesman Sean Spicer aren’t backing down on the charge, first made by Judge Andrew Napolitano on the Trump Administration friendly Fox News Channel, that Great Britain’s NSA counterpart GCHQ was used to spy on Trump. In a testy press conference Thursday night, Spicer explained the President meant the broadest definition of electronic surveillance including Trump’s use of the word ‘wiretapping’ in his tweets.

The response from the United Kingdom’s 5Eyes alliance member surveillance agency has been a rare public denial. The Chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes (R-CA) and the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence have denied seeing any evidence that Trump Tower was targeted for surveillance by any U.S. government agency both before and after the 2016 presidential election. However, left unsaid in these denials is surveillance of Trump associates at other locations. 

Speaking to Fox News interviewer Tucker Carlson earlier this week, Trump refused to back down on his allegations first made on Twitter Saturday March 4, that the Obama Administration targeted him with electronic forms of surveillance, including wiretapping. Instead, he hinted at “some very interesting items coming to the forefront in the next two weeks”…

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Kiev Declares Blockade of LDPR After Breakaway Republics Nationalize Oligarch-Owned Industries

After weeks of provocations including intense shelling of Donetsk outskirts between the Donbass forces held industrial zone and the Ukrainian Army occupied town of Avdeevka, the Ukraine conflict has again escalated. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, perhaps deeply dissatisfied with the results of his first phone call with President Donald Trump, and facing challenges from ultra-nationalist radicals who engaged in a blockade of the coal trade between the breakaway pro-Russian Lugansk and Donetsk republics and Ukraine, has sided with the blockaders his police briefly arrested and dispersed this week. After dispersing the ultras who were blocking the flow of coal trains from the Donbass to Ukraine near the contact line, threatening the country’s coal-fired electricity and coking coal for steel supplies, Poroshenko has decided if he can’t beat his ultra-nationalist opposition he can join them.

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