Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ukraine; Backs off on EU brokered Gas deal & US Counterinsurgency ops deployed

I am playing catchup here so....

Read about the EU brokered gas deal yesterday, it was certainly being touted as a win/win/win for all parties- Ukraine, Russia and the EU. And then I see this!?

Ukraine backs off from EU-backed gas deal
This had to have had the blessing of the US! How else to explain this chaos & chill inducing decision?
War-torn Ukraine on Saturday distanced itself from an EU-brokered agreement with Russia that would have restored its gas supplies during winter and helped rebuild trust between the neighbouring foes.
The European Union’s energy commissioner emerged from hours of acrimonious negotiations in Berlin on Friday to pronounce the three month dispute on the verge of being resolved.
“We have developed a workable design for a winter package,” Mr Guenther Oettinger said. Both he and Russia’s energy minister added that a final agreement could be signed after consultations in Moscow and Kiev next week.
A compromise would not only save the westward leaning nation from adopting drastic energy savings measures in freezing weather but also make sure that Russian gas flowed uninterrupted to European homes.
Clearly some party wants Europe to go without gas!
Yet the meeting came with trust between all sides lacking and any remaining good will between Moscow and Kiev dependent on the fate of a fragile truce in a pro-Russian uprising that has claimed more than 3,200 lives. And Ukraine’s top energy officials vowed on Saturday to keep fighting over both the gas price and Moscow’s claim that Kiev owed it billions of dollars in debt.
“No final decision was adopted. Not a single document was signed period,” Naftogaz state energy firm chief Andriy Kobolev wrote in a Facebook post.
The deal’s interpretations in Moscow and Kiev diverged on almost every point that led to the original freeze of Russian deliveries in June.
Oettinger said the compromise would see Russia ship at least 5.0 billion cubic metres of gas to Ukraine over a six month period in exchange for an early payment of $3.1 billion. The volume roughly covers the amount of gas Ukraine says it needs to make it safely though the winter. That translates into a price rate of $385 per 1,000 cubic metres, 20 per cent less than the figure Russia began charging Ukraine.
Russia gave the Ukraine a price break and the Ukraine still chooses to screw there own people & Europe!


U.S. counterinsurgency operatives deployed to Ukraine

The Pentagon has dispatched eight military personnel to Kiev this week to provide tips to Ukrainian security forces on counterinsurgency and military planning tactics.
Military staff will share with the Ukrainians some of the Pentagon’s planning tactics, techniques and procedures while collecting data on the needs of its security forces, according to Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Lainez. Staff arrived in Kiev, the country’s capital, on Thursday and Friday and are beginning to assess the operations of the Ukraine Ministry of Defense, Ms. Lainez told The Washington Times.
The eight military personnel have been split up into two teams, according to Ms. Lainez. One team has been told to assess the security needs of the Ukrainian government and look for ways that the U.S. can supply military equipment to the country, Ms. Lainez said.
 “With support from Ukraine and the State Department, the security assessment team will also explore the potential of expanding our current Office of Defense Cooperation in Keiv, to enhance Ukraine’s military capabilities and interoperability,” she said.
 “Please understand me, blankets and night vision goggles are also important, but one cannot win the war with blankets,” he told lawmakers.
So, for Kiev, the war is still on

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  1. It's oft been said that the Zionist West plays checkers - badly - and that Russia plays chess. Well, I think Putin just upped the ante by asking the world, who do you really want to be allied with going forward into the future.

    Check out this story I saw yesterday on ZeroHedge:

    Russia Discovers Massive Arctic Oil Field Larger Than the GULF OF MEXICO!

    Hmm, d'ya think maybe they've been holding onto this information for the right moment? ;)

  2. next up id Hong Kong...this is in russian:
    "One gets the impression that the United States-based" Hong Kong-American center "is trying to use the experience of Eastern European" color revolutions "in Hong Kong in order to influence the internal situation," - emphasizes the newspaper.

    Pravda.Ru recalls that color revolutions are called "non-violent" overthrow the government.

    1. The effects based set of terror attacks going back to the t square during leadership conf along with the religion offensive in west and from rome all like like a cold war playbook being "dusted off". The us economy has the feel of a suicide bomber with finger on trigger. It is worth recalling china repeated warning to the us and uk to stay out oh hk affairs. And so when xi before going to uk called it an insignificant country good for tourism he maybe ruffled some feathers? Brazil is 3rd leg of offensive as the blowhorn bloom flogs the stock market when dilma slips in "poll"

  3. Few will have missed last week’s unfortunate tale of the Indian newsreader who was fired after she confused the first part of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s name with the similar-looking Roman numeral and renamed him, live on air: “Eleven Jinping.”

    For the numerologists...

  4. Rosneft announce the discovery of a massive oil field in the Arctic.


    The Universitetskaya structure covers an area of 1,200 thousand kilometers with a 550 m high hydrocarbon trap. Its resources account to more than 1.3 billion tons of oil equivalent. A total of some 30 structures were found in three East Prinovozemelskiy areas of the Kara Sea, and the entire resource base of the three areas is estimated at 87 billion barrels or 13 billion tonnes of oil equivalent.

    According to experts the volume of the Kara Sea oil province resources exceeds the oil and gas resources the Gulf of Mexico, the Brazilian shelf, the shelf of Alaska and Canada, and it will be comparable to the resource base of Saudi Arabia.