The Russia Analyst, as a euro-skeptic for over a decade and a half, had hoped for a Brexit. But we are stunned that the #Remain camp and EUrocrats failed to fix the outcome in their favo(u)r. We also find it interesting that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump happens to be visiting his golf courses in Scotland, the land of his ancestors, on this momentous occasion.
As of this hour Midnight June 24 Eastern Time/4:00 AM GMT in the United (for now with Scotland) Kingdom, the BBC/ITV/Sky News are calling it for Leave. Below is Nigel Farage's first victory speech...and our simian leader the Guerrilla's thoughts recorded around 1 p.m. Eastern before all the British ballots were in, and the Pound and markets began to slide ahead of London opening this a.m.- JWS
Tonight June 22nd hundreds of thousands in Russia, Belarus and likely some in the breakaway Donbass Donetsk and Lugansk republics will be watching this 2010 film, The Brest Fortress, about the heroic men who held out for eight days while being massively outnumbered and encircled by Hitler's Wehrmacht. While the number of troops NATO and its Ukrainian 'foreign legion' as Putin calls it are massing against ethnic Russians in Donbass and Russia's borders isn't anywhere close to three and a half million, history does not repeat but it 'rhymes'.
It is time to veer away from the crowd and their paths at the upcoming intersection. The intersection of “Paper Safety Blvd.” & “No Work Needed Ave.”. Do whatever is necessary, make a U-turn, or go 4 wheeling, but don’t go down any of these traditional roads paved with false promises that can’t be delivered.
After aggressively pushing the talking point for months that the Russian President Vladimir V. Putin endorsed Donald J. Trump for President of the United States -- and in fairness, with The Donald embracing words of praise from Putin in campaign speeches -- the mainstream media led by CNN has been forced to backtrack over the weekend. Speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) to CNN pundit Fareed Zakaria, Putin clarified his remarks and accused (post)Western media of mis-translating or distorting his earlier statements.
Dear RogueMoney readers and especially our friends in the United Kingdom or those with relatives in the UK who live in the Commonwealth of Nations -- due to covering other European events this weekend the Russia Analyst was delayed in posting a Brexit SITREP shortly before the vote. We do plan to post Wednesday evening here in the U.S. around the time polls open in Britain Thursday morning June 23. In the meantime please forward this trailer and film on to anyone you know who is eligible to vote in the upcoming referendum. - JWS
Steinmeier's remarks, as well as their timing on a weekend when many politicians and journalists are out of Washington, has left NATO's advocates flabbergasted. As Zerohedge reports, this is in no small part because Germany's top diplomat is now admitting Russia's complaints about aggressive exercises near Russian borders have some validity