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Why are Russia, China buying tons of gold?

Gold, Pharoah’s, financial crisis of 1930, dollar, Bretton Woods Treaty, Paul Vocker, David Rockfeller, Nixon, Federal Reserve, Henry Kissinger, Petro-dollar, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Euro, People’s Bank of China, Russia, Central Bank of Russia, World Gold Council, Elvira Nabiullina, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, One Belt One Road, New Silk Road, Eurasian Economic Union, New Silk Road

China and Russia hold the gold ace up their sleeves

China has abandoned its peg to US dollar; Russian central bank has been selling its holdings of US treasury debt-all to buy tons of dollars. 

Palmyra: So Mr Obama, who was helping ISIS?

Palmyra, Roman ruins of Palmyra, Assad regime, Syrian Arab Army, Ban Ki Moon, UNESCO, Islamic State, ISIS, terrorists, Obama administration, Latakia, Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, Raqqa, Turkey, Al-Qaeda, Jihadists, CIA mercenary forces, Idleb

Palymra: And they said Russia helped ISIS

The Palmyra victory was the biggest defeat yet of the Islamic State. It poses a problem for the Obama administration

Brussels attack: Who will expose West’s role?

Terrorist attacks in Brussels, European Union, NATO, EU, Patrick Cockburn, Paris attacks, Libya, David Cameron, Nicolas Sarkozy, Gaddafi, Al-Qaeda, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, salafi-jihadi, Syria, Britain, France, US, Russia, Gulf monarchies, Salah Abdeslam, ISIS

A Brussels victim being helped: Pic courtesy New Statesman

The Brussels attack, horrific that it is, still sweeps under the carpet the role West has played in bringing terror on its door. Media, as ever, would like to keep the people dumb. 

How can US abandon Kurds to Turkey?

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Women soldiers are essential to Kurds offensive who are gaining ground at Turkey’s expense in Syria

This is second and final part of our series on Syrian War, rapidly drawing to a climax. If Turkey commits boots to the ground, Iran and Russia would surely do likewise and apocalypse would be upon us.

Iran could be the new China

Iran, China, Xi Jinping, Hassan Rouhani, Tehran, Beijing, Asia, Europe, Caspian Sea, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, SCO, Eurasia, One Belt One Road, Silk Road, US’ pivot to asia, Rouhani meets Pope Francis, Mediterranean, Caucus, Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman,  Bonyads, Pasdaran, Majlis, Saudi Arabia, Ayatollah Khamenei, Deng Xiaoping

Iran being in play is a seismic event

It’s currently quite a toss-up when it comes to naming the hardest working man in geopolitical business: Chinese President Xi Jinping or Iranian President Ha

Rumble in the Ruble; but not in Yuan

Ruble, Moscow, Russia’s Central bank, monetary gold, 1997 Asian financial crisis, China, Wall Street, Riyadh

Low interest credit is way out for Ruble

A case can be made that for Moscow it would be a tremendous waste of hard-earned foreign exchange – to try to counter a rig against their currency they simpl