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Telling It Like It Is – Alexander Nekrassov [Audio Link]

Topics discussed by the former Kremlin adviser and political analyst Alexander NekrassovThe United States’ decison to conduct air strikes in Syria, the prospects of an unlikely alliance between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, and the Scottish independence vote are among the topics discussed by former Kremlin advisor Alexander Nekrassov, Independent journalist Maggie Pagano and US television and radio commentator Jeffrey Robinson.
Obama’s plans to tackle ISIS
JR: “My immediate reaction was that it was the wrong set, the set was terrible, he was standing in between two flags, with a window behind him, the whole thing just didn’t look right to me. Significantly it was not down in the Oval Office, and that was an interesting point for me, because presidents when they are about to say something earthshattering about security of the country use that Oval Office platform; that’s where Kennedy talked about the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, this is where even George Bush talked about 9/11, Eisenhower talked about the Cold War and what was then called the “missile gap” – from the Oval Office. President Obama chose not to do it from the Oval Office; he chose to do it from the state floor of the White house”.
AN: “You know Jeffrey, for a Russian outsider here it all sounds a bit odd: wasn’t it the Obama administration which financed and armed the people who later became the ISIS or ISIL?”
JR:“We have a habit in America of always arming the wrong people. At one point we founded the al-Qaeda…”
MP: “I thought he was really reluctant and there were lots of contradictions, and the biggest contradiction was that he said he is going to support the opposition in Syria. How is he going to do that?”
AN: “Aren’t you worried that he said he’s going to bomb Syria?”
MP: “Yeah, how is he going to know who the opposition is, who the Islamic State is, who the Alawites are, the Sunni militants? […] If it’s not the boots on the ground, it’s going to be airplanes. How are they going to see who is who?”
Should Obama have had Putin as an ally in tackling ISIS?
JR: “It certainly would help, but I don’t think it’s a reality, I don’t think these two men get along terribly well.”
MP: “Absolutely, I think only Russia and China, possibly; these are the only countries that the Middle Eastern countries are trading with, and Turkey. All these countries are hugely important as, supposedly, the IS people are selling their oil straight into Turkey. Why won’t we turn off that tap, why aren’t we talking to the Turks?”
ISIS means of sustainment
JR: “What they do is they rob banks, they are bank robbers.”
AN: “They actually loot; they come into every town and city and just steal everything they can, so they are a good bunch of people, they are perfect for some film.”
MP: “This is why I think the Iraqi government is quite right in [stating] that we are giving them too much legitimacy by calling them an Islamic state. I think they need to say: ‘these are bandits’.”
On the preliminary report on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crashing
JR: “The only people who might have been pleased by the report, as incomplete as it is, are the Malaysians, because of the ability to say: ‘Thank goodness, this time it’s not our fault!’”
On Scotland independence debate:
JR:“Economically, it is a very complicated issue. What they should do is simply – if they vote ‘Yes’ – dig it out, transport it to the Mediterranean, and just think of how wonderful that would be! All the beauty in Scotland sitting in the middle of Riviera…”
AN: “Jeffrey, I suggested to some of the people in the SNP that they actually walk away, become independent, join the BRICS, adopt the rouble as their currency, and finally prosper for a change!”
MP: “I’ve heard back in the summer before this latest crisis that she [the Queen] is deeply worried, she would see it [Scottish independence] as a great failure not just as a government, but of her constitutional reign, and I suspect that she would force Cameron to resign actually…
“I think one of the big worries if ‘Yes’ wins its independence, imagine what’s going to happen with the Catalans, the people on the Dolomites, we are going to have a hundred other new independent movements sparked off.”
JR: “South London! North London will stay.”
AN: “They are doing everything to persuade them to stay, and now they announced that Kate Middleton is pregnant again.”
MP: “Oh, come on, I’m a cynic, but I’m not that cynical.”
JR: “The independent movements and votes for independence – this is nothing new in Scotland. We had it in Canada with the free Quebec movement, and of course, they voted no, but what happened in Montreal, when Rene Lavesque years ago proposed the secession of Quebec, it caused all the English businesses to be moved out of Montreal to Toronto. So, suddenly, all you had left in Montreal was no traffic, no parking problems, and a lot of great French restaurants!”
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The World with David Glencorse on Sunday. Episode One Syria – YouTube

The World featuring David Glencorse over on Arise TV a Sunday show with special guest former Kremlin advisor Alexander Nekrassov. News from Washington. Follo…


Today a new show The World broadcast news about Syria and the recent beheadings. ISIS have executed people and shared it on social media. The two men were journalists.

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Telling It Like It Is – Maggie Pagano Alexander Nekrassov and Brendan Cole [Audio Link]

Topics discussed by the former Kremlin adviser and political analyst Alexander Nekrassov, and The Independent representative Maggie Pagano. Source:

Listen to todays audio over on the Voice of Russia Financial News. commonwealth games, sanctions, Russia, MH17, city of London, student loans and british banking programmes.

Telling It Like It Is: Gove + Cameron /VORUK/Alexander Nekrassov/Time Ecot/Brendan Cole

David Cameron’s Cabinet reshuffle, female bishops and Anglican church service news are among the topics discussed by political commentator Alexander Nekrassov , Brendan Cole and Tim Ecott.


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Boko Haram, Western Aid In Nigeria And the Iraq War – Opinion Article by Alexander Nekrassov

Former Kremlin advisor Alexander Nekrassov shares about Boko Haram and Western aid in Nigeria. Nigerian troubles have lessons to learn from Iraq conflict a few years ago.


Included today is a 23 minute video with Wole Soyinka who shares about how Islam is not a problem. Alexander Nekrassov shares the Russian military analysts predictions about potential rise of violence in the area. 


Boko Haram is an organisation responsible for kidnapping lots of children from school a few months ago. You may remember the appeals made by Michelle Obama to return the children.


Boko Haram are trying to get attention for Western aid for oil and this is perhaps what is motivating the escalating violence.


Former Kremlin Alexander Nekrassov makes a good point about how violence escalates and suggests some solutions to prevent any further violence in the area. Read the article in full over on Al Jazeera. 

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Only the Lonely: Britain’s Silver Line of Public Health

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Britain is a lonely capital of Europe. A survey about life in the UK suggests loneliness can have ‘serious health impacts far beyond just feeling miserable and desiring ‘. Voice of Russia UK June 30th 2014.


Find out more about UK society in the News this week over on The Voice of Russia. Loneliness and the human condition in Britain. The Public health has published a report recently about loneliness.

Ukraine – “I don’t trust what the EU says or what the Americans say”

The abduction of 300 girls in Nigeria by Boko Haram, the election in South Africa and a possible referendum in Ukraine are among the topics discussed by James Delingpole and the former Kremlin advisor Alexander Nekrassov.

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Nigeria admits most abducted schoolgirls still missing. Islamist group claims Nigeria kidnappings. Nigerian forces accused of massive abuses. All this and more from this weeks news over on Telling It Like It Is a radio show that takes a light hearted look at the weeks news in the UK. Hosted over on the Voice of Russia.

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Murdered on the street. Ukrainian troops killing people American expert leaves the conversation unable to answer questions.

Two Ukrainian helicopters shot down. More than 40-people killed in Odessa. Ukraine’s interim President admits he’s lost control in the East …

Jm Bob‘s insight:

Murdered on the street. Ukrainian troops killing people. Deep Divisions over Fate of Ukraine CCTV America. The police and forces have gone around shooting innocent civilians as fascism grows. One man shot in the head, next to him a man shot drinking tea with friends. Alexander Nekrassov, former advisor to the Kremlin and Doctor Taras Kuzio – an international expert on contemporary Ukrainian and post-communist politics join Anchor Anand Naidoo to discuss whether violence in Ukraine could escalate? It already has.

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