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estimated at the trends we're already there. i think we're moving in that direction of the recession and eventually a financial instability following that. but clearly it's accelerated that you can see it growing concerned about financial asset, the deflation going on and know, will the crypto crisis and crash year spill over into other asset classes? you know, the increasing worry about that junk bonds are flowing out of money flowing out of junk bonds and funds and so forth. so i think it's accelerated, the whole process that was already drifting in that direction of a what do you think? i think that the war and ukraine has certainly increased the price of oil, and there's no question about that. but in terms of timing tack constantly re shuffles ness and nature of tech. it changes the dad, re, shuffles, there might be some acceleration, but i think when you see social changes happening at the same time as new technologies, you're just going to see a lot of resembling less than
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a lease carrie. thank you for saying at least russia's involvement with ukraine has a huge amount to do with this. one of russia's main exports is oil. and when you make it a limited supply in europe is desperately requiring every drop it can get, the price goes way up. well, the stuff becomes valuable once again as just a few years ago when oil was under 50 bucks a barrel. now it's a $105.00. as of today, it's exciting to be in the oil business, no matter what country you are. so it's a golden days for the moment, especially if you have the oil. well gentlemen, i'm afraid we're going to have to leave it off for a former vice chair for the libertarian national committee. terry harrison syndicated radio host harrison's reality check on dr. jack rasmus, professor of economics and politics is the most college of california. it was a pleasure to you on asi, international. thank you very much for amazon. that's how the world's looking at 5
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30 am moscow tie money's be discussed on the back again with more in half an hour. ah, with ah ah ah. hello and welcome to cross sock we're all things considered. i'm peter lavelle. when thinking about the e. u. one doesn't know whether to laugh or cry when it says it's united over the issue of ukraine. it is not, it says it doesn't want to fight russia, but in fact,
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is a co belligerent on the side of ukraine is determined to deeply damage rush his economy . but in doing so, damage is itself with cross stocking. the e u. i'm joined by my guess, marco gas in london. he's an international affairs commentator in prague. we have brad blankenship. he is a columnist at c g t n, a freelance reporter for she in law as well as a rti contributor and a mirror cache we custom roster. martin j, he's an award winning journalist and commentator. all right, gentlemen crossed out girls in effect that much. i mean you can jump in any time you want. now it's appreciate a martin. i start out by saying, i don't know if i should laugh or cry when it comes to the e. u. i think that should be familiar to you because that was a title of an article you wrote a few days ago. why did you write it? go ahead. because we were just saying, i think of the u. s. foreign policy. i think of a ship in the middle of the ocean without of caps and just going round around us.
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you know, we're going into uncharted waters here that he was taking huge, huge steps into both very risky policies, which it has no track record doing. it probably most people who watch the show don't realize that you doesn't actually have a song policy. what it has is number of people and committees and buildings which will together collectively keep a sense of some sort going. and so for them to go ahead with this policy, you know, i'm wondering how much research and how much was i've actually done a contingency plan. so i'm looking at property. that doesn't seem to be very well sorts out. i'm some process myself 11 years. i think i know how to do the work i think can i believe that they think that putting it back on russian oil wouldn't need some loss for a long. it may need to be lost a few months they sink and then that's the thinking behind it. because i don't see how germany initially, because loss of how you could actually survive about or,
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or you just import and also to look at so that you know, the area and check republic and of course hungry them all kicked out a little resistance to some of us so we don't actually disagree into our economy and so they haven't really thought this through. we need to know is that he's very good looking at single market regulation like the size of your windscreen wipers or health and safety in the office. but it just doesn't do big stuff like this, and it's really bitten off movements, it can choose. so i, i really have to wonder whether this is a sales move or just really a stop in the dark. well, if you, that's a very good point. if i go to marco and london, i mean, let's go back to february 2014, and the, you negotiated a, i, a, a, a political reform process and ukraine unit. cobit stupidly trusted them, and they the document that they all signed, the you, the, the document signatures weren't even dry before they reneged on it. this is this, this is the quality of the people that we're dealing with here. also mark a viking,
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you know, we have the, the german foreign minister burbock, she says, germany is responsible for the defense of ukraine in all of europe. what is she talking about? i mean, does she understand the, the historical implications of that? i mean, and i don't know why anyone in europe would feel that they're responsible for what's going on in ukraine. i would say the leadership of the e. u at the time in 2014, there's a lot of responsibility. go ahead, marco, it certainly does. i mean, it went in with a little last rather as it did in the previous geo political crisis in the lobby video of that one as well. promising to it's good offices in the service piece. and in both cases we got wall and complex, and i think that you just traditionally punches above its way to these terms. it has no real power, has a little lost and, and he listens to itself, is its little echo bubbles. but at the moment it seems determined to drive its own interests in its most ladies and all out of big solid cliff over all the policy
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really coming up for the populations of the e. u. it doesn't seem to be through us. martin said, we're not going anywhere good anywhere fast. and i don't see that changing as long as you insist on the buying the american lead on this because the american legal, they always lead designs are. so you to american interests, not the you ones. and maybe that someone in the you want it's population to see just what happens when you do follow the americans to the cliff and look over and maybe that would be the a freezing population come this winter. my actually abandoned a long entrenched support for the american lead, which is them so much damage to european interests and in the interest worldwide, i think it's high time people did actually look at their own interest rather than hero worship. kind of america advice and american spin the plans and promises as they seem to be doing so far. yeah. well, you know, marco, when you, when you,
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when you think about it, what in fact has all of these sanctions against russia helped to create? let me throw that to brad in prague. i mean, at the end of the day, you know, how is your benefit in any way, sanctioning russia when it has no security interest in ukraine whatsoever. i mean, this is just bewildering to me. go ahead, brad. well, we're already thing here, and through the whole, you block that bed life is just becoming unbearably expensive for the average person. this all have directly to do, not only with the sanctions against russia, but also the prolongation of the war and ukraine. we have to understand that militarize in ukraine is going to prolong the war. it is going to damage ukraine. it is going to drop that countries to be. it's going to destroy more infrastructure by continuing to artificially prolong it this week. the united states congress who we've all established is pretty much running to showing in europe, began negotiating on
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a $40000000000.00 appropriations bill for ukraine. and that if you do the math and that that amounts to about a $100000000.00 per day, which is if you brought up to the whole year is 6 times the military budget of ukraine. so we're giving them capabilities that they would never be able to have to fight a war. that realistically, we all understand. they can't win in for 12 week in russia. and this is going to blow back. another thing that i think people have to talk about honestly it's not as is pressing is the outright militarization ukraine and then the military. they brushes border, for example, it's been lind decides to join nato, but the potential for blow back, because i think that ukraine is going to become a hot spot for radicalism, because we've already established western countries that, that bar, right, militias are the leading terrorist organizations in these countries and they're fighting right now and ukraine, and they're going to come back to the united states place like united states, france, great britain, and start trouble there. so we are really shooting ourselves in the foot by
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military at the ukraine, sanctioning russia. and i don't see that there is any contemplation of the future at all. yeah, i'm let me go to martin. i'm really glad. brad brought brought that out. because essentially, in all of these appropriations, a lot of it's going to be stole and it's going to be end up on the black market. and it's going to go into the corrupt, politic pop pockets of oligarchy and ukraine. i mean, this is all well documented. i mean, this is nothing new, everybody knows anything, but anyone that knows anything about ukraine knows this is the case, but they keep doing it anyway. i mean, this is, this is a mindless and it's really dangerous. go ahead martin. yeah, i but yes. so amount of bill she kit heading there now isn't me documented it? so it isn't being audited and i just wonder how long it will take for people to join the dots. you know, when we look at increase taxes, price hikes on utilities and food and gasoline. the i'm so i wonder when people are going to start saying shouldn't we are looking more accurately whether the or this
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kid is really getting the being use for the purposes that it was intended for? you know, people are very nice in the west and they're getting more naive than realizing war zones. corruption takes over and people steam needs to skim off the top. you know, all you gotta still need to take the cut. but i think also previous question, yours, you seem bewildered and baffled by what the objectives are here. i think the objectives are that you are quite clear. i mean, for a long, long time the european union in particular, the federalist corps of the you and i'm talking about france here, particular as dreamt of being a supervisor. you know, when i was in brussels like i lost count him and didn't part as i went to where, you know, senior even issues waterford glasses, wine would start talking about competing to come up with america, creating the united states of europe. and this is the federalist, superpower dream. the people like macro have and to be honest, the e. u. and my home, i think i looked at ukraine as, as almost
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a gift or something going on. because i wanted very, very long time to justify scrapping the veto room, the unit and see on those 2 big decisions in brussels, which is prevented this russian sanction soil planned going through should remember . and they've also wanted the opportunity to present you on the, i think a micron is finally realized that the french to be more relevant for him to be more powerful and run the way he'd like to. well, i'm a real like martin. i think that's a very valid point, but as a crown or anyone else of these, these kind of, um, super staters, have they ever, ever considered maybe asking the people of europe? that's what they want. i mean, again, this is neo liberalism. it is so anti democratic, go ahead, respond to that. no, they launched thousands of people live, but some, perhaps getting the support of the shows a number of member states to correct to speed europe, which is what microns been doing,
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what he's been go to the same last few days in the past. and he wants to create a new europe now, which runs at a different speed to the conventional $27.00 brock, which would ideally be run by france and would be a member, a group of member states and no new members like ukraine, possibly possibly like chucky as well, you could sign up as part of a defense package. this is q security pack. this i did not noon sit around me on flips in 89, or you just got the samples about the same thing on your in 2000 belongs to speed europe. well, this is about giving more power to france to allow the french and macro correct. well, let me, let me go to america before we go to the breaker. i mean, that's very interesting. get more power, but if, if the entire block is economically diminished, what's it worth? it is a pirate victory. go ahead. america. lovely. when it comes to power, when america calls the you will blink. so lisa, dinner, party conversations, which are very interesting as a guide as to what people really feel are in practice unable to convert that you
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into what it wishes to be all that e cabal at the top in to what they wish, the e u to b sir, it's unlike that chaise. i'm soon. it's funny that they seem to require a li annihilation ineffectual russia in order to further their aim. which isn't going to happen any time soon either. i mean, it is, in essence, the e. u. a is driving, as i said, it's so into a cliff because we have a germany. it is gonna be within a decade, an industrial backwater. yeah. these policies go through if oil and gas and energy co, from steel, if all these things are banned in the or m marvelle are going to go, we're going to go to break break here. but remember, i'll write before the 2nd world war ended. everything about the morgenthau plan, about di duster lies in germany, who knew it back? it would come back in 2022 gentlemen. i'm going to jump in here. we're going to go to a short break, and after that short break, we'll continue our discussion on the eve state with archive. ah,
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i thought it was just a demon. yeah. how many guys gonna do with this with you? i'll talk with you. i'm with look forward to talking to you all that technology should work for people. a robot must obey the orders given by human beings except where such order at
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conflict with the 1st law show your identification. we should be very careful about artificial intelligence and the point obviously is to place trust or rather than fear i would like to take on various shopping with artificial intelligence, real summoning with a robot most protective foam existence with ah, welcome back to cross stock where all things are considered on peter labelle remind you were discussing the e you ah, let's go back to brad in praga on wednesday of this week. ukraine. stop the, the, the flow about some of the, the russian or i'm sorry,
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gas to europe. this means this is gas is already been purchased, it is the out, the may, but it is, it has an end destination and we have the perennial problem of, of, of transit here, and the ukrainians. get paid for it by the way, to ok all during this last you know, 10 weeks they're still getting paid for the transit a remarkable for a war, but the ukrainians have decided to turn off the spick it so. brad is the, is the ukraine running or the ease energy policy? now, are they been given that as well? well, you know, their perspective, they said that, that it's because of the russian special operation there. but i mean, you know, when i read this, my 1st thought was, yeah, i mean, it wouldn't be logical. do assume that, that it would, that it's actually them doing this because their every move that ukraine has done so far has been to dr. europe, deeper and deeper into the ward. i mean,
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it kinda makes sense. they're doing this to show. yeah. okay. here's what happens if you don't intervene because europe, as germany said, oh, what our responsibility to handle the situation ukraine. well, that's really true. wyatt or german soldiers and ukraine. and i think, you know, i'm not saying that that's what i want to happen. and i don't want to escalation of anything in ukraine, but it's a critical when all they're doing is sending weapons, literally fighting the war in the last ukrainian. i mean, and i think if you look at it, and i mean it's, it's actually pretty sense there because that will just be story that country. and that's why we need to be, you know, doing anything to foster a diplomatic feasible solution to what's going on there. which, by the way, it could have also happened before it broke out to begin with the course. but the, the policy that the superstate or that you guys mentioned are pursuing to, you know, kind of consolidate the european security architecture by, you know, getting finland suite into joining nato. this is absolutely ridiculous. yeah. i mean, this is, this is
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a policy that is antibiotic or the human life on this planet. and i think that reasonable people. ready should be standing up in thing that's very well, brad, you know, want to hang out on december 17th of last year, russia sent 2 notes, one to nato, and one to the united states. and from that point on, i've been saying negotiate negotiate, negotiate, and we saw none of it, no good faith at all coming from the west. ok. you know, i recommend our viewers to see it, but they were all taken off of you tube. ok, go to the right side, go to my program and you can see it here. ok martin, let me go to you also. i mean again, i mean it's like wagging the dog, wagging the tail. i mean that this is the, that the, what's going on here, i mean, no one in brussels is taking control. they say they're all unify unit, and then the ukrainians can turn off to speak. it unilaterally and the u. e. u doesn't know what to do. you know, it's lost and you know, the point that market was making about these preposterous new coalitions or
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security deals that britain is making when sending and sweet. and that also undermines hugely, you know, it makes you look as though it's almost a sort of peripheral player if you like, you know, parents just to the whole plan. very interesting though. just a few days ago, your friends foreign minister was talking in terms of the you possibly teaching you praying an next session deal. when you're going at some point. did that follow because of macros comments a few days or to just say that it might take a decade for ukraine to join? you know, i think there's tension between ukrainian union on the one side, you know, the european union might know scenario where you cry and it finds a place to with russia to soon before the, you actually have this objective. the object is, i believe, are to use the projects of the row with russia and frame to create this new to speed europe, which michael will run. the french will run. he's preparing shop now for a very, very long game in 2028. he will be the prime candidate to be the new european
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commission president and brussels are $200.00 on that. i'm pretty sure that's going to happen. so he's preparing french and the you for the long plan here. you know, but there are dangers that things don't quite go to plan and the plane is, don't go along with this sort of dishes to which the europeans are pushing at the moment. so there's a lot to play for a lot of high stakes and we don't really have any certain outlook of which way this can turn. you know, the, you doesn't really seem to have much control. what's going on at the moment is just banking on the cloud. more money into it and keeping the sanctions going, but it will somehow we confusion and that will put the even a strong negotiated position on behalf of ukraine at some point. but, and that's going to happen. well, i wouldn't bet the farm on there. i it, it, let's go back to uh, to marco and london here. i wanna read a cloud. quote that up with boris jones. i think he was talking with her. i think
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that's a swedish finisher. of foreign minister relations with putin could not be normalized . so, i mean what, what is the game plan here? i mean that the, you will have no longer any relations at all with rushes. it's what he's trying to say here. ok, because that will play into rush it's calculation and how it will end this conflict in ukraine. it's russia's time table and it's rushes objectives and nothing coming from the west means anything to the kremlin. at this point. go ahead, marco the, the kremlin understands that was the u. s. lang, and the u. k. warnesha morrison biden wants is a big, fat, long, exhausting war, which loss for as long as possible and leave the russians are as exhausted as possible and really the ukrainians, as i don't want to say, debt as possible. but really what, what suits the u. s. washington uh, grouping is full russians to look absolutely as bad as possible. and so therefore
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there's a contradiction actually in the interests of the ukrainians themselves of care. and a washington bo gave doesn't seem to be understanding that certainly ukrainian people should understand that they have no interest in the long wall that the u. s . would lay open when marco mccarty, i came of a wool. if i could jump in here. okay, well let's do a little bit of math right now. ok, i mean there are, i don't know what percentage of the ukrainian population is already left ukraine and gone to europe. okay. then we can take a look at, there's probably a lot of elderly people, you know, all these european countries have large, elderly communities, young people don't want to fight this war. so going back to brad's point, so all of this money, all this hardware is going to go to knock, sees as at julian and, and that's going to be the use ally in a partitioned ukraine. wow, talk about values. continue marco, when it's true, the neo nazis in the ukraine are relatively small in number, but hugely significant on the streets where they hold the discipline. they keep the
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population and all that noise have done, since they were allowed into power by the you and the u. s and others in 2014. so they're, they're on the streets keeping order that they are in the army. making sure that things are done as they won't they be there. the main shell as a murderer is a dumbass, as it were for that period. of years and they're also there in politics, making sure that the people like lindsay don't actually live up to the promises they originally made. and one which basis they were elected, which was of a peaceful ukraine, not the one we have now. so they are hugely born and you, it is true that you can have peace without the knots vacation because the, the nazis on the extremist right in ukraine seemed to be running too much of the show in cahoots. unfortunately, with people in washington and those in brussels and berlin, who should know better, you know, brad, they know because you brought it up 1st on the program here. i mean, this is a very unsavory alliance because as things get worse and worse for ukrainian armed
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forces, the you in the u. s. in the u. k. are going to depend more on these nefarious groups more than ever. well, you know, somebody who's lived roughly in the post communist the world for a few years. i can say that that alliance is not as unholy is you might wish it was. i think that there is quite a large market for that. for those kind of ideas. certainly when the check are public right live, i mean we have like city officials in problem building neo nazi or i'm sorry, nazi collaborator, money money, and then tearing down soviet war hero memorials. essentially rewriting the history of the 2nd world war. and i find all of that extremely disturbing and disgusting. and it's like if, if, if this happens in ukraine that these various courses, the only one that are going to be willing to fight this nato. russia proxy conflict, i think that it will drive radicalization year in the year and certainly in the
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united states because we already know that there are far right groups like the bug, a little boys fighting in ukraine right now. in fact, there's a guy from the roughly where i lived was born in ohio who was found there and he made some tick tock, videos saying that they were being forced to fight their they can't leave that. yeah. yeah it's, it's a martin, it's really amazing. and these are these groups, it's a magnet for the, these unsavory characters and western media just doesn't want to cover it. i mean, but if you have any slight interests whatsoever and finding out about these things, you can, it's very easy but the, we have a complete shut down of any kind of conversation about this. you know, the lens keys, they do so much mean all bits. what, what we're saying doesn't make any sense. well, they're not mutually exclusive. logically speaking, go ahead and limiting your little so i don't, i don't, and it's only a people are going to leave. and what we've seen, i think, is this wholesale approach of just
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a mr. aging springs from western media of nuclear war war and getting the blessing of brushing people that are and do you know, using this as a great pretext for journalists to not look at other areas of domestic res failing? i think brian is doing some of the things that you know, but some to answer one of your points earlier that you might, i think we are looking at a human collateral deficit on the inside. and that is going to be the new crisis. and will it be filled by more youngsters from some of these near, near, near policy groups around the region? local haven't in syria, you know, people today in britain don't leave me. and i tell them that obama ashley funded al qaeda terrorist or something. yes, i see like you like, you know, and this is a fact. we know it happens, you know, and is it so, and look, look at britain. when during the leading up to the full of death, we allows libya terrorists,
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we were living in britain to get on the plane. heathrow airport fly out to live, you know, pick up the machine, go and fight with al qaeda and then come back and with nothing more than a week from my 6 offices at the airport, we let them come back into the country. is it so far fetched to mention in a few weeks time or a few months time leaders like restaurants and give the northern wink jeremiah 6 or 5. and you can say safe them. you need to find some of these nazi's. now in these poor country, these poor communities and also include the need to find hundreds of these not students who can be trained well and they would say might be well armed as well. who knows? ok, i mean it's a very porous they will be because there's no end user certificates to lot of these weaponry that's going in there. so you don't know where on earth is going to end. and never does anybody get on waiting on the one hand on the word and we must end here. that's all the time we have. i want to thank my guests in prague, london,
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and america. and thank up to our viewers for watching us. he or archie, see you next time. remember crossing ah! with a when i was sure seemed wrong. when all 3, just don't hold any world yet to shape out. disdain becomes the advocate and engagement equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart, we choose to look for common ground. ah,
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ah, the republican senator blocks a $40000000000.00 u. s. a package for ukraine, the american economy will be doomed if washington continues to spend more money than this by jo bought his pledge to curb spiraling inflation. the u. s. consumer prices continue to rise. that's not stopping. washington from spending big on ukraine's put you have here is a ukranian snipers nest. it has been set up on the roof of one of their military bases and it has been abandoned. well, along with the rest of the base corresponded reports from ukrainian military bases in murray, you pull, which they abandoned, as russian forces advanced, that says russian and done. yet, soldiers continue to fight the as of steel plant on the outskirts of the city.


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