Implode-Explode Heavy Industries news feed Tracking the many faces of the global credit implosion. en-us iehi-feed-54499 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:56:13 GMT Russia Media Allege Flight MH17 Shot Down by Ukraine Missile Unit. Political Disarray Following Collapse of Kiev Government iehi-feed-54495 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:06:16 GMT Europe Unveils Preliminary Sanctions Against Russia iehi-feed-54490 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:30:38 GMT ​EU sanctions on Russian finance could cripple London iehi-feed-54482 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:47:22 GMT $200 per barrel oil if Russia sanctions escalate iehi-feed-54481 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:46:24 GMT Meanwhile, Ukraine's Government Collapses, PM Yatsenyuk Resigns iehi-feed-54459 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:59:54 GMT Putin's Ukraine Woes Compounded by $103 Billion Yukos Claim Russia will discover next week how much it may be asked to pay for the confiscation a decade ago of Mikhail Khodorkovsky's Yukos Oil Co., then the country's biggest oil producer.

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague will rule on July 28 on a $103 billion damages claim the company's former owners filed against Russia in 2007. There's "very limited room" for appeal and Russia will resist paying, so any amount awarded would trigger a global legal battle to seize state property, including assets of OAO Rosneft (ROSN), which acquired most of Yukos in a series of forced auctions, Van Harten said.''

iehi-feed-54455 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:05:11 GMT Venezuela admits its ever growing dependency with China iehi-feed-54450 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:42:01 GMT Saudi Stocks Soar as Kingdom Opens to Foreigners Next Year iehi-feed-54440 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:02:11 GMT Deadly game of human chess | David McWilliams iehi-feed-54438 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:08:45 GMT Ukraine crash: Separatists reportedly turning over bodies, black boxes iehi-feed-54426 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:29:23 GMT Mish: Video of MH17 Missile Hit (?); Evidence Round-Up iehi-feed-54425 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:03:47 GMT Putin, it's your payback time - M K Bhadrakumar The point is, history has not ended and Russia can never be part of the Western world. It is too big and too different and too powerful and unmanageable. Russia's presence in the European tent challenges the US' trans-Atlantic leadership and questions the very raison d'etre of the NATO, and indeed Euro-Atlanticism as the leitmotif of the US global strategies ceases to be. 

It is about time the ‘westernists' among the Moscow elites realize that all they have is a pipe dream. There is no precedent of the US ever having treated another country -- including Britain -- on an equal footing. Therefore, Russia's destiny is dictated by the need to consolidate its standing as an independent global player. It has the capacity to do it, but, alas, often enough not the will and interest in discerning who is a potential ally and who is not.

iehi-feed-54420 Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:07:40 GMT Sanctions and Airliners -- Paul Craig Roberts iehi-feed-54410 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:53:29 GMT Was Flight MH-17 Diverted Over Restricted Airspace? iehi-feed-54409 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:51:24 GMT Malaysia Airlines Passenger Jet Crashes in Ukraine (MORE IMAGES AND INFO) The separatists were quoted by the Russian news agency Interfax as saying that they had found the "black box" flight recorder.

Andrey Tarasenko, a miner who was walking home from work with a friend, said that he saw a white trail go up from the ground, then heard an explosion two seconds later, then saw smoke risking from the ground 10 seconds after that. He said he was about 10 miles away.

"You know how you see a trail from a plane -- it was the same, but it was a missile launched from the ground," he said.

iehi-feed-54408 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:22:25 GMT Russian Reliance on Chinese Loans May Blunt Sanctions' Impact iehi-feed-54405 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:52:43 GMT Malaysia Airlines plane disappears over Ukraine, feared shot down, as sides blame each other "The plane was shot down by the Ukrainian side," said Serhiy Kavtaradze, a member of the rebels' security council, according to the Russia's Interfax news agency. "We simply do not have such air defense systems." He said rebels' shoulder-launched antiaircraft missiles "have a firing range of only 3,000 to 4,000 meters" and that passenger jets fly at much higher altitudes.


Andrei Purgin, the first deputy prime minister of the Donetsk People's Republic, said the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 could have been brought down by Ukrainian forces... He denied that the rebels possess the SA-17 Buk air-defense as Kiev alleges.

However, the Associated Press reported that a similar launcher was seen by the agency's journalists near the eastern Ukrainian town of Snizhne earlier Thursday. The Buk missile system can fire missiles up to an altitude of 22,000 meters (72,000 feet), AP said.

Update: See President Putin's plane might have been the target for Ukrainian missile.

iehi-feed-54404 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:14:00 GMT The significance of a BRICS development bank - Jim Rickards iehi-feed-54400 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:25:53 GMT Raising Stakes on Russia, U.S. Adds Sanctions iehi-feed-54367 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:03:59 GMT Sanction Spiral Hits London, Plays Out Putin's Master Plan