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Russia points to 2014 article to justify Ukraine invasion

The Russian Foreign Ministry is pointing to a 2014 article, described as “anti-Israel” for the invasion of Ukraine. The Foreign Minister tweeted: “Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West’s Fault” article by John J. Mearsheimer (@ForeignAffairs, 2014).”

The article in question was  written for Foreign Affairs in late 2014 by Mearsheimer:

“According to the prevailing wisdom in the West, the Ukraine crisis can be blamed almost entirely on Russian aggression. Russian President Vladimir Putin, the argument goes, annexed Crimea out of a long-standing desire to resuscitate the Soviet empire, and he may eventually go after the rest of Ukraine, as well as other countries in eastern Europe…”

“But this account is wrong: the United States and its European allies share most of the responsibility for the crisis. The taproot of the trouble is NATO enlargement, the central element of a larger strategy to move Ukraine out of Russia’s orbit and integrate it into the West.”

Read More: Newsmax


As the civil war continues in Syria, there are renewed fears that Bashar al-Assad may use Chemical Weapons against his own people.

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said at a press conference after a meeting with NATO leaders, “Our concerns are that an increasingly desperate Assad regime might turn to chemical weapons, or might lose control of them to one of the many groups that are now operating within Syria… And so as part of the absolute unity that we all have on this issue we have sent an unmistakable message that this would cross a red line and those responsible would be held to account.”

The United States has pledged support for the Syrian opposition. There will be a meeting in Morocco next week to discuss what further steps need to be undertaken to help resolve the conflict in Syria.

Read More ‘Desperate’ Assad could use chemical weapons in Syria, says Hillary Clinton- The Telegraph

Chicago Gateway

Good News! – Chicago Gateway is operational again.
A Partner contacted us and is starting up in Chicago.  They write:
“We were baptized in the holy spirit on Friday, and fasted from Friday night until Sunday around 1 pm.   We later prayer walked our area until about 4:30.

Sea Hawk felt inclined to go to the city to hold a presence during the Summit on Sunday afternoon, but I told him that it was probably all traffic because the expressways were shut down, and that if we were going to go hold a presence then we should have gone yesterday, when the summit was in full swing, and that they were probably winding down at that time.

Later, I guess riots broke out in front of the NATO Summit around 10pm Sunday night, and other overall craziness was unleashed before that, after “a day of peaceful protesting”. Please pray for us, we are reclaiming our area, getting built up in the spirit and preparing ourselves to enter Chicago and Bachelor’s Grove”.


At this key time world leaders have met in Chicago for the NATO summit. One of the main topics under discussion is the situation in Afghanistan. Obama has been keen to push ahead with a plan to withdraw troops from the war torn country. Obama has set a date of 2014 to remove troops from Afghanistan. But critics of the move have pointed out the Taliban are still a major threat to security and the Afghan army are not strong enough to withhold them alone. Obama has announced that the US will continue to support the Afghan army until 2024.

In this election year it looks like President Obama is making decisions not based on military wisdom. No army tells there enemy when they plan to pack up and leave. No army goes to war without a clear and concise objective, and a determination to stay and fight until that objective has been won. Have we seen the Taliban defeated, does their presence in Afghanistan no one pose a significant threat to American security?


Why Americans Should Hope that Nicolas Sarkozy Gets Re-Elected

If Sarkozy were to loose the Presidential elections on May 6th, which looks highly likely, should we care?

Sarkozy has been more pro-American than your average French President. He played a vital role in European diplomacy with Germany, helping broker many key pieces of legislation, often at a personal political cost domestically.

Sarkozy has also brought France back into the NATO fold, and stopped French opposition to US policy in the Middle East. Sarkozy also lead the international community in the fight against the Gaddafi regime.

So if Sarkozy looses the election it is likely France will distance herself from Germany’s policy on Europe, and it is likely France will again oppose US policy in the Middle East. And in these important days both measures could have serious implications to America.