Wednesday 24th of April 2024

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I cheered silently when I read the headline on France 24 about Russia’s Putin saying the Ukraine grain deal won’t be restored until the West meets Moscow’s demands on its agricultural exports. Russia must counter the maniacal strategies with weighty consequences, or the Ukraine bloodbath will continue perpetually. Why should the Russians give an inch after being pushed into the corner? The sooner the public understands this, the sooner we can demand a stop.

 

BY Phil Butler

 

Russia set a record for the most grain exports in its history. And the Russians rule supreme when it comes to growing and exporting wheat. The country harvests as much grain as the United States and Canada combined. So, why is everyone in the West so concerned about Ukraine’s grains? The reason is simple: Western oligarchs have a lot tied up in Ukraine’s agriculture, and if they can’t supply the Europeans and other “friendly” consumers, they’ll lose billions. Most people understand by now that the bulk of Ukraine’s agricultural products go to the EU and not to starving folks in Somalia.

The France 24 story by François PICARD sources former U.S. to Azerbaijan Ambassador Matthew Bryza, who claims “Putin is using the gain deal as a political tool.” (Duh! And why not?)  It is no coincidence that Bryza is on the Jamestown Foundation think tank board and is Regional Director and Managing Partner at the Ballard Partners international lobbying firm. The firm recently opened a new office in Lagos, Nigeria, to counter Russian and Chinese influence there. Bryza is also on the Board of Turcas, a publicly traded energy company, and co-founder and CEO of IKAR Energy Group. I suggest the Sherlocks among you go deep into the IKAR Institute think tank in Austria to find more important names and companies. Anyhow, so much for unbiased reporting from France 24.

Moving on, a meeting between Russia’s Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Ung is splashed all over Western propaganda channels. The New York Times has it (through classified intel) that Mr. Putin aims to trade nuclear submarines to the North Koreans for some missiles and other ammo to shoot at the Zelensky Nazis (what’s left of them). And even though the story wreaks of inaccuracies, what if Russia buys missiles, drones, or other armaments from North Korea? The United States and its allies have armed the Ukraine fascists to the teeth and are paying worker salaries for the Kyiv junta.

As they say, “All’s fair in love and war.” So, if Putin buys Klingon Battlecruisers with active cloaking, it’s just a good leader protecting his people’s interests. After all, Russian Armata tanks are not rolling up to the Mexico-US border just yet. So it’s just no big deal what other nations discuss unless El Paso or San Diego are threatened.

Finally, there are no signs that the ruling oligarchs in the West will allow peace to come to Ukraine. A recent Foreign Affairs report by former Ambassador to the OSCE Daniel Baer used lingo and more of the same propaganda that got Ukraine into this mess. “Putin Races Against the Clock” is another pep talk for Washington to keep funneling weapons and money and leveraging allies to attack Russia. The fact that Ukraine is losing this conflict badly and that Zelensky has no hope whatsoever of reclaiming territories is set aside by the openly gay American politician. Baer claims that a desperate Russian leader will become “more brutal and sadistic.” The story reads like a roundup of every Neocon Russophobia fantasy mixed with anger from the author that Putin is not gay. No, I am serious.

The current executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education (scary, huh?) has a phobia or two. Excuse me, but “sadistic” has been defined by U.S., British, and EU actions on the killing fields of Ukraine. Who could overlook Putin’s reserve in not obliterating Kyiv, snuffing out Zelensky, or blasting Western dignitaries visiting the comic coke snorter dictator? Sadistic is when a leader presses kids, the wonder, and the elderly into service to attack impenetrable defense. Ukraine has lost almost 500,000 soldiers and probably twice as many wounded. The same people have left the country. It’s utterly destroyed, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest for 2022. And Putin is the sadist for holding the line while American mafia bosses push Ukrainians into the guns, mines, and missiles.

When history is written about Russia’s demilitarization of Ukraine, the actual causes, what transpired, and why Russia’s president was forced to practice “tit-for-tat” strategies will be crystal clear. I only wonder who in the West, if anyone, will be held accountable for the most horrific bloodletting since the Vietnam War.

https://journal-neo.su/2023/09/20/west-versus-east-conflict-is-finally-tit-for-tat/

 

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Wheat prices have declined to a three-year low due to an “exceptionally strong” yield in Russia, which is helping to fill the export gap left by the shortfall from Ukraine, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.

Prices have dropped by more than a fifth since the end of July as Russia’s wheat export outlook has been upgraded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to 48 million tons slated for foreign sales. 

“We have seen wheat prices substantially decline basically as a result of Russia,” said Michael Magdovitz, senior commodity analyst at Rabobank.

Ukraine’s share in global wheat exports is expected to fall from 9.2% in the 2021-2022 agricultural year to 6.4% during the 2023-2024 harvest season, according to S&P estimates.

Meanwhile, Russia, already the world’s largest exporter, is set to supply 22.5% of global exports in the current agricultural year, compared to 15.9% last year.

“Ukraine’s loss has been Russia’s gain,” said Magdovitz.

According to estimates from S&P Global Commodity Insights, Moscow will export 47 million tons of wheat this year. However, chief agricultural economist at S&P Global, Paul Hughes, said he would not be surprised if it exports 50 million tons.

https://www.rt.com/business/583362-russia-wheat-crop-lowers-global-prices/

 

INTERESTINGLY, IF ONE LOOKS AT THE PREDICTIONS MADE BY SVANTE ARRHENIUS IN REGARD TO A WARMING PLANET, IN 1897, ONE SHOULD NOT BE SURPRISED THAT "RUSSIA WOULD BENEFIT"... MEANWHILE THE TEMPERATE REGIONS WOULD TEND TO BE LESS PRODUCTIVE. AS WELL, BECAUSE RUSSIA IS NUMBER ONE IN FERTILIZER WORLD PRODUCTION, ONE SHOULD NOT BE SURPRISED EITHER ABOUT THE USA BUYING RECORD AMOUNTS OF THE STUFF FROM RUSSIA...

 

https://www.rt.com/business/583404-us-imports-russian-fertilizer/

 

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Moscow will increase humanitarian grain exports to Africa, with six more countries on the continent receiving 200,000 tons of wheat by the end of the year, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday.

The donations will be distributed to Somalia, the Central African Republic (CAR), Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Mali, and Eritrea, Alexey Polishchuk, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Second Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Department, told TASS news agency.

We carefully and responsibly approach both the fulfillment of obligations under commercial contracts for the export of agricultural products and fertilizers, and humanitarian actions,” Polishchuk said.

He added that Moscow was working with the United Nations World Food Program on the supplies, and that 20,000 tons of fertilizer have already been delivered to Malawi and 34,000 tons to Kenya.

The approval of three more supplies is at the final stage: 23,000 tons to Zimbabwe, 34,000 tons to Nigeria and 55,000 tons to Sri Lanka,” he said.

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa stated his country’s interest in Russian grain and fertilizers during the second Russia-Africa summit in July. He said his government’s goal is to modernize and mechanize Zimbabwe’s economy while also ensuring food security, and that he hopes to cooperate with Moscow on this front.

Russian President Vladimir Putin also made a pledge in a speech at the summit to send up to 50,000 tons of grain to six African countries at no cost.

Earlier last month, Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev said Moscow was “finalizing all the documents” in order to begin the free grain deliveries to selected African countries “within a month, or a month-and-a-half.” This came after Russia’s ambassador to CAR, Aleksandr Bikantov, announced in September that food aid had been shipped to the African nation.

The move follows Moscow’s refusal to renew the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which aimed to allow Ukraine to export grain from its ports to countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East in exchange for the lifting of Western sanctions that prevented Russian agricultural exports. In July, Moscow withdrew from the agreement, arguing that Western countries were still making it difficult to ship food and fertilizer.

Despite Western sanctions affecting the supply of Russian food products to developing countries, Russia is said to have exported 11.5 million tons of grain to Africa in 2022.

 

https://www.rt.com/africa/586480-moscow-africa-free-wheat-shipment/

 

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