Since ending US eradication efforts, US heroin deaths shot up from 3,036 (2010) to 10,574 in 2014. The heroin death toll continues to shoot up as does the number of heroin users, from the 1,500,000 US heroin users in 2010 to 4,500,000 heroin users in 2015. As heroin deaths under Obama tripled, so has heroin usage
Afghanistan was always an experiment for NATO. Its only forward-thinking, socially progressive, inclusive government providing opportunities and public services for all in the 1970s was assailed by marauding gangs of terrorists crawling over the border from Pakistan, sponsored by NATO, with the aim of creating a soft underbelly to attack the USSR.
On April 19, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev delivered a report at the State Duma about efforts of the Russian government to overcome consequences of the economic crisis in Russia. The Russian economy remains under the heavy influence of several negative factors. In 1990s, such conditions would have destroyed Russia
Members of the Russian Parliament, the State Duma, call upon their colleagues to take care of the "green lungs" of Moscow and other Russian cities. If today no action is taken, Russians living in large cities will not be abe to breathe. The green belt around Moscow that was created in 1935 has halved since 1965
China and India show interest in the purchase of the Russian anti-aircraft missile system S-400 Triumf. Talks with representatives of these countries are being held, but Russia intends to meet the needs of the Russian Armed Forces first.
As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton instigated and legitimized the overthrow of the Honduran government in 2009 not all that unlike the 1954 Guatemala Coup engineered primarily by CIA Director Allen Dulles, supported by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, and with the glowing approval of President Dwight Eisenhower
The recent strengthening of the ruble has generated many optimistic forecasts for the economic situation in Russia to improve. However, the failed negotiations in Doha have struck a new blow to the national currency. The time of the wealthy 2000s was not the time of errors for Russia. Oil-producing countries were receiving huge income back then
I thought I had seen everything and heard everything. Until yesterday, when I watched the Brazilian House of Representatives, or Parliament, deciding to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. Never have I seen such a bunch of infantile, puerile, self-seeking, useless and vapid morons who anywhere else would not be fit to clean the toilets.
The Russian military could land in Lithuania a few years ago. "It appears that Russian special purpose military units penetrate into foreign countries in peacetime," a report said. Question of why the Russian military could land on the Lithuanian seaside, why in Lithuania, and what measures were taken at this point, were left unanswered
What is it with US Secretaries of State? How does Washington manage to choose the most pig-arrogant, ignorant, abrasive, insolent wannabe Statespersons time after time, persons like Kerry who are way out of their depth, have no idea what Diplomacy means and insult their country by kowtowing to the lobbies whose interests they serve?