Category Archive: Putinology

Aug 31

About that hammer and sickle on the Russian Army flag

About that hammer and sickle on the Russian Army flag   by Don Hank Someone recently asked me why the Russian military has reverted to the hammer and sickle on their flag. I explained that this symbol antedated the Russian Revolution and did not necessarily denote communism. In fact the revolution itself was supported by …

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Aug 18

Hoax busted: There is no US-Saudi relationship

Hoax busted: the American people have NO relations with the Saudis   by Don Hank   A Neocon article titled Analysis: Russian jets in Iran change Mideast game – Middle East criticizes the new “game changing” arrangement between Iran and Russia in which the latter uses Iran’s airport facilities as a home base for its …

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Jun 16

Obama’s own Napoleonic Wars

Obama’s Napoleonic Wars   by Don Hank In Europe, the elections are manipulated and Eurosceptical political parties are neutralized simply by being called “nationalist.” This is like the label “demagogue,” which is applied to non-Establishment candidates because they remind people of things that would make anyone but the lobotomized angry. Reminding people of the obvious …

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Jun 14

Who’s the REAL demagogue? Trump or the Establishment?

Who’s the REAL demagogue? Trump or the Establishment? by Don Hank A British writer who does not like Donald Trump recently expressed publicly:   “Mr Trump’s rallies increasingly attract violence – by his opponents and his supporters.” In a three-way conversation in which I was included, a mutual friend reminded him that it is not fair to blame a …

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Jun 11

Will Putin hand Trump the presidency?

Will Putin hand the presidency to Trump? by Don Hank I was invited to participate in a conversation among a group of friends who are hoping that the Kremlin will turn over their cache of Hillary emails obtained via the Romanian hacker “Guccifer” just in time to smear her prior to the November election. Judge …

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May 24

Russia refuses to sell tanks to Iran

Russia refuses to sell tanks to Iran   by Don Hank Russia is constantly accused in the West of only pursuing its own selfish interests in the world, particularly in the Middle East. However, if that were true, then, particularly now that US-imposed sanctions are hurting them economically, one would expect them to sell arms …

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May 11

Next US president must understand the Putin Principle

The disarmingly simple Putin Principle in foreign policy by Don Hank One of the cardinal points raised by Sun-tzu in his “Art of War” is the proposition of knowing the enemy. I will take that a step further and say that sometimes knowing the enemy leads to the discovery that he is not the enemy after all. …

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Apr 13

Those magnificent men and their lying machines

Those magnificent men and their lying machines by Don Hank Stratfor, a web site that purports to be a tool for strategic forecasting, generally presents a viewpoint and focus that have been identified as Neoconservative and pro-Establishment. Back in 2014, I commented here on Stratfor when I noticed that some of my friends had mistaken it for …

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Apr 05

Russian vs US foreign policy

Russian vs US foreign policy by Don Hank Our thanks to our UK friend Viv for a video link to an excellent exposition by Nikolai Starikov, a brilliant geopolitical analyst. The US has some analysts of this caliber, such as Pat Buchanan but will never give them political power. (I had commented here under the …

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Mar 31

State governor bans Christian tradition in “Land of the Free”

State governor bans Christian tradition in “Land of the Free”   by Don Hank Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia has usurped power over his own citizens and abolished religious freedom in his state by vetoing house bill HB757, with the text:    “A BILL to be entitled an Act to protect religious freedoms; to amend …

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