Will World War 3 Start in Ukraine?

In the nineteenth of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Kommersant, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the joint NATO-Ukraine military exercises in the Black Sea, the recent dangerous massing of Ukrainian troops in the Donbass, the improving Russia-Georgia ties, the Russian pro-government take on the victory of Donald Trump, and the range of activities of the U.S. cyber command as seen by one of the best Russian digital technologies expert.

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Show Notes

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – Feb 3, 2017

Izvestia – Feb 6, 2017

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – Feb 8, 2017

Kommersant – Feb 8, 2017

Komsomolskaya Pravda – Feb 3, 2017

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  1. The NATO/MI6/CIA/all other intelligence agencies people need an intervention. They can’t see outside the paranoia bubble. How about the People make a show of strength to MI6 and turn up at their gates and practice using their weapons. Ditto CIA et al.

    Maybe Russia should give Mexico some support in the face of US aggression and hold some war games on that border. I’m sure Venezuela would like a piece of that action.

    • Amber Sayman says:

      I doubt they are in need of an intervention, as they are embedded in an ongoing process of intelligence acquisition and distillation. They can certainly see outside their bubble. Further escalation of conflict is unwarranted and certainly unhelpful. The gates are open, as it were, and this should be a time of nuclear non-proliferation, greater tolerance, and serious integrity.

  2. Great insight and analysis particularly on the last segment dealing with the role of social media.

    I definitely think there’s something to be said for a more savvy approach by the Trump campaign in its overtures to key figures in the military industrial complex than might have appeared, or at least been explored at length, at first glance. Trump’s ass kissing of the generals and high favorable opinion of them was and is no secret. However, I think I was not alone in feeling that Hillary Clinton would’ve been the more obvious choice by the establishment, of course including the military industrial complex, given what seemed like a pretty clear outward expression on her campaign rhetoric on continuing and perhaps escalating the provocative roles of the US/NATO/Israel activities in the Middle East and in Ukraine. Articles cited elsewhere in this episode underline the fact that there seems to be no shift in this ramping up of tensions, it’s just that the US attention right now is focused on domestic issues prompted by the Trump administration’s flurry of what to many have been received as provocative and alarming appointments and executive decisions. Perhaps this is a bit of stagecraft “redirection”; i.e. while you’re focused here…

    All of this doesn’t bode well, but on a positive note, I think Trump has in some ways reawakened much of the left and anti-war movements who’d been largely pacified by Obama’s relatively “likable” and deceptively “measured” posture which served to distract many from his further disregard for the Constitution, civil liberties, and his egregious and disastrous use of military force. It’s sad that it’s taken such a stark contrast to prompt this response, but at least it’s beginning to show some positive signs in terms of people becoming energized and mobilizing. Hopefully, with the help of voices like Newsbud, in addition to our own, this energy can be used as a catalyst for legitimate proactive actions that aren’t simply another version of corralling the public into their respective ideological camps. I’m holding out some hope even if my sense of optimism is hindered by precedence. Pessimism is indeed part of the self fulfilling prophecy element, so I’m shooting to temper realism with optimism.

    Anyway, great analysis, Philip. Keep up the great work =]

  3. Castillonis says:

    Senators lindsey graham and John McCain speak to the Ukranian troops via a translator at time 1:10 of 3:52.

    I still remember the phone call with Victoria Nuland that was on youtube. Victoria discussed the future cabinet of the new president as well as saying F Europe.

    • Yeah, she will be forever associated in my mind as Victoria “f##k the EU” Nuland. Definitely one of the most revealing and memorable leaks as far as laying everything bare is concerned.

  4. victor friese says:

    This security expert is a fool. Trump IS the puppet of the deep state. It was no upset. He was chosen by them. Their cyber capabilities are greater than he wishes to admit.

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