July 24th, 2014
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LET’S TALK ABOUT CUBA(AND A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ARGENTINA)

While Mr. Putin was enjoying soccer games with Mama Merkel in Brazil, and presumably doing nothing but chatting informally with her about the game and the score and what fun soccer really is, he also managed to find time to conclude a nuclear deal with BRICSA want-to-be Argentina,

Putin Signs Nuclear Energy Deal With Argentina

As the article also indicates, Russia is showing an interest in developing Argentina’s extensive shale oil fields as well:

“Argentina has one of the world’s largest deposits of shale oil and gas, but only a few companies have made commitments to develop the fields as many fear the government’s interventionist energy policies.

“Although a deal on the shale deposits was not announced Saturday, Fernandez said members of the Russian delegation traveling with Putin will visit Argentina’s Vaca Muerta (Dead Cow) deposit in Neuquen province.”

And let’s recall, the BRICSA bank is being established precisely for the purpose of helping to develop infrastructure and equity in “developing economies”. How convenient both for the BRICSA bloc and Argentina. Mr. Putin is playing his cards correctly here, neither moving too fast, which would provoke an inevitable American backlash, now too slowly. One area that Argentina is geopolitically ripe for exploitation by the BRICSA bloc is the growing Argentine reaction against GMOs and American dominance of Argentina’s considerable agricultural industry. If the BRICSA bloc makes natural heirloom seeds cheaply available to Argentine farmers, the game will be afoot.

But Mr. Putin was also doing something about another Latin American country, one much closer to home, so to speak:

Russia writes off 90% of Cuba’s debt ahead of Putin’s ‘big tour’ to L. America

This, I suspect, is a significant move heralding more to come, and perhaps a heavy BRICSA commitment to develop that country, still incomprehensibly under economic sanctions from the American government, which, if it were smart, would lift those sanctions and try to begin mending some fences, including some economic ones. It may not block the advance of the BRICSA bloc, but it may at least blunt it.

See you on the flip side.

 

 

BRICS SUMMIT DECLARATION

(Our thanks, again, to Ms. M.W., for sharing this article). Here is the official BRICSA declaration from their recent summit in Forteleza, Brazil: 72 points of BRICS Summit Declaration

HAVING FUN AT A SOCCER GAME: THE BRICSA AGENDA EMERGES

Now, while the world cup soccer finals were going on – which Germany eventually won – the nations of the BRICSA bloc were busy talking to each other, and one of them, Mr. Putin, was talking with Mama Merkel. I was not able to comment on all of this at the time, having had to[More...]

TIDBIT: THEN THERE’S THIS…

Now, if you’ve been following all this, here’s an interesting tidbit of information from Ms. K.F., one of our regular readers here, who found these: Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission  

A LITTLE FLIGHT MH 17 ROUNDUP

I had fully expected to begin this week’s blogs with a review of some of the geopolitical stories of the past month, but after my News and Views from the Nefarium and yesterday’s blog, I’ve been virtually flooded with news and articles about the subject of the shootdown of Malaysia Air flight 17, none of[More...]

TIDBIT: RUSSIA’S TEN QUESTIONS ON THE MH17 TRAGEDY(YOU WON’T FIND THIS BEING COVERED ON FAUX OR SEE BS)

Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov has ten delicate questions for Kiev (and thereby, for all those pointing the finger at Russia): Malaysia MH17 crash: 10 questions Russia wants Ukraine to answer

TIDBIT: ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE ON MH17 DOWNING OVER THE UKRAINE

For a very different take, and a very plausible one, than my own on the MH 17 flight, here’s a worthy article from Global Research on the matter: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Downed Over Warzone Ukraine. Who Was Behind It? Cui Bono? That said, if you stop and think about it, NATO’s and the US’s[More...]

RUSSIA’S PRESIDENTIAL AIRLINER OVER THE UKRAINE DURING MH17 SHOOTDOWN?

This disturbing bit of news was shared with us by a regular reader here, Mr.V.T., and this one is so explosive (pardon the pun), that it simply has to be talked about: Reports that Putin flew similar route as MH17, presidential airport says ‘hasn’t overflown Ukraine for long time’ The RT article makes it very[More...]

RT: POLISH FOREIGN MINISTER SIKORSKI COMPARES US SECURITY GUARANTEES TO…WELL… READ IT AND FIND OUT…

This one I simply have to report, since I blogged just a few days ago, and indeed, have done so repeatedly on this site, about the possible long-term realignment taking place between Germany (and hence continental Europe) and Russia. You’ll recall that I outlined a scenario wherein the USA, killing two birds with one stone,[More...]

JAPAN’S SHINZO ABE REMOVING CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS TO JAPANESE REARMAMENT

Mr. W.D. shared this very important article with me, and given the fact that we often comment on geopolitical trends here, it simply must be passed along to you. You’ll see why once you read the article: Japan changes constitution to allow military to fight abroad for first time since 1945 Now let’s put this[More...]