Implode-Explode Heavy Industries news feed http://implode-explode.com/ Tracking the many faces of the global credit implosion. en-us iehi-feed-54998 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:39:30 GMT Oligarch's arrest deepens fears over Russian economy http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-17_OligarchsarrestdeepensfearsoverRussianeconomy.html iehi-feed-54988 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:52:41 GMT Ukraine President's Days Numbered After Concessions To Russia Proposed http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-16_UkrainePresidentsDaysNumberedAfterConcessionsToRussiaProposed.html iehi-feed-54987 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:50:28 GMT China Discovers Gas Field in the South China Sea http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-16_ChinaDiscoversGasFieldintheSouthChinaSea.html iehi-feed-54986 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:47:28 GMT India applies for full membership of SCO http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-16_IndiaappliesforfullmembershipofSCO.html iehi-feed-54971 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 03:15:11 GMT Opinion: Expect Coup Attempt or War With Russia http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-13_OpinionExpectCoupAttemptorWarWithRussia.html iehi-feed-54968 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:26:29 GMT CrossTalk: Containment 2.0? (US vs. Russia) http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-13_CrossTalkContainment20USvsRussia.html iehi-feed-54964 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:45:19 GMT West pushes crippling sanctions on Russia's oil industry despite Ukraine ceasefire http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-13_WestpushescripplingsanctionsonRussiasoilindustrydespiteUkrainece.html this piece..]]> iehi-feed-54948 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:45:00 GMT ​US, EU to ban Exxon, BP and Shell from oil exploration in Russia http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-11_USEUtobanExxonBPandShellfromoilexplorationinRussia.html iehi-feed-54939 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:13:28 GMT Russian Retaliation Begins: Gazprom "Limiting EU Gas", Cuts Poland Supplies By 24% In Past Two Days http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-10_RussianRetaliationBeginsGazpromLimitingEUGasCutsPolandSuppliesBy.html iehi-feed-54922 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:19:53 GMT Minsk protocol: Ukraine to be decentralized, special status for Lugansk, Donetsk http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-09_MinskprotocolUkrainetobedecentralizedspecialstatusforLuganskDone.html iehi-feed-54918 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:42:24 GMT Ukraine New Sanctions - The self-evidently absurd logic" of the EU (Saker) http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-08_UkraineNewSanctionsTheselfevidentlyabsurdlogicoftheEUSaker.html iehi-feed-54915 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:37:08 GMT Losing Credibility: The IMF's New Cold War Loan to Ukraine - Michael Hudson http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-08_LosingCredibilityTheIMFsNewColdWarLoantoUkraineMichaelHudson.html ...on August 29, just as Kiev began losing its attempt at ethnic cleansing against the eastern Donbas region, the IMF signed off on the first loan ever to a side engaged in a civil war, not to mention being rife with insider capital flight and a collapsing balance of payments. Based on fictitiously trouble-free projections of the ability to pay, the loan supported Ukraine's currency, the hryvnia, long enough to enable the oligarchs' banks to move the money quickly into Western hard-currency accounts before the hryvnia plunged further and was worth even fewer euros and dollars.

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This raises the question of whether the IMF's loan is legally an "odious debt," being made to a military junta and stolen by government insiders. John Helmer's Dances with Bears calculates that "of the $3.2 billion disbursed to the Ukrainian treasury by the IMF at the start of May, $3.1 billion had disappeared offshore by the middle of August."

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iehi-feed-54912 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:29:02 GMT Did Putin Just Bring Peace to Ukraine? http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-08_DidPutinJustBringPeacetoUkraine.html iehi-feed-54909 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:18:59 GMT Springtime for Russophobia http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-08_SpringtimeforRussophobia.html iehi-feed-54908 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 20:39:35 GMT Europe Goes "All In": Will Sanction Rosneft, Gazprom Neft And Transneft http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-07_EuropeGoesAllInWillSanctionRosneftGazpromNeftAndTransneft.html iehi-feed-54904 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:03:30 GMT 'We' Don't Want The Ceasefire To Hold (Ukraine) http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-07_WeDontWantTheCeasefireToHoldUkraine.html Does anyone truly believe the US/EU/NATO coalition, which has spent billions on their Ukraine regime change project, are going to leave it at this? That they're willing to admit defeat and will now retreat to their original positions, minus East Ukraine? If so, please have a look at the Brooklyn Bridge I have up for sale on Ebay. It has an absolutely lovely weathered look, literally tons of patina, and a history to die for.

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Meanwhile, the demonization of Vladimir Putin by those same journalists continues unabated. I saw something pass by just now about a Ukrainian priest claiming Putin is obsessed by Satan, no less. That's the sort of thing that is duly reported in the west. Not Victoria Nuland.

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iehi-feed-54888 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:53:39 GMT Can you smell what The Caliph is cooking? http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-05_CanyousmellwhatTheCaliphiscooking.html iehi-feed-54887 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:25:00 GMT BBC News - Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels sign ceasefire deal http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-05_BBCNewsUkraineandproRussiarebelssignceasefiredeal.html iehi-feed-54885 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:19:54 GMT Kiev & self-defense forces ready for Friday ceasefire if Minsk talks successful http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-05_KievselfdefenseforcesreadyforFridayceasefireifMinsktalkssuccessf.html The Battle For Strategic Mariupol Begins As NATO Vows To Do "Whatever It Takes".]]> iehi-feed-54874 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:42:11 GMT EU targets bank loans, World Cup in Russia sanctions talks http://implode-explode.com/viewnews/2014-09-04_EUtargetsbankloansWorldCupinRussiasanctionstalks.html