Isolated Russia Makes Friends: To Hold Military Drill With China; Strikes Multi-Billion Deals Qatar And Iran

Tyler Durden's picture

The G-8 may be no more as the G-7 throws every possible case of harsh language known to man at the Kremlin, which obstinately refuses to back down, while re-escalating sanctions against a Russia which merely has done what the US does every single time its national interest abroad is threatened, but one thing is becoming ever clearer: while the west isolates Russia with ever stricter measures, Russia has decided to make some new friends.

Such as China:

China and Russia will hold a "maritime cooperation-2014" drill in East China Sea at end-May, Voice of Russia reports on its Chinese-language website yesterday.


China and Russia will conduct reconnaissance in the area within 3 days to prepare for the drill, the report says, citing an unidentified representative from Russian navy.


Earlier, the Russian military delegation of the Russian Navy, led by Viktor Karamazov Couchepi, arrived in Shanghai. Naval officials and representatives of the General Command of the Pacific Fleet met the Russian military delegation.

Such as Iran:

Iran and Russia are negotiating a power deal worth up to $10 billion in the face of increasing US financial alienation. The construction of new thermal and hydroelectric plants and a transmission network are in the works. Iran’s Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian met his Russian counterpart Aleksandr Novak in Tehran on Sunday in order to discuss the potential power deals, according to Iran’s Mehr news agency.


“[Expansion of] Iran-Russia relations are not only to the benefit of the two nations, but also are beneficial to entire region,” Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, stated in a meeting with Novak in Tehran on Sunday, reported Iran’s FARS news agency.


Plans include the construction of hydroelectric and thermal generating plants and a new transmission network. The possibility of Russia exporting 500 megawatts of electricity to Iran is also on the cards, said Mehr.


The strengthening of economic ties between the two countries is of heightened significance given both economic sanctions on Iran, imposed with the aim of encouraging Iran to cut its uranium stockpiles, and new economic sanctions on Russian officials imposed on Monday.


On Sunday, Chitchian reportedly stressed “the need for further expansion of economic ties between Tehran and Moscow, particularly in the energy and commerce spheres,” stated Mehr.


Moscow has additionally been discussing the trade of 500,000 barrels a day of Iranian oil for Russian goods with Tehran. The protracted deal, first reported at the beginning of April could be worth as much as $20 billion, and has rattled Washington because it could bring Iran's crude exports above one million barrels a day - the threshold agreed upon in the nuclear deal between the P5+1 powers - US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany – and Iran.

And such as Bahrain:

The governments of Bahrain and Russia have signed a deal to cooperate on investments, at a time when U.S. and European governments are imposing economic sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.


Bahrain is a U.S. diplomatic ally in the Gulf, and its decision suggests Western sanctions may not deter other countries from continuing to expand business ties with Russia.


In a statement on Tuesday, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Bahraini sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat to identify and work together on investment opportunities in their countries. Mumtalakat chief executive Mahmood al-Kooheji will join the RDIF's international advisory board, helping to formulate its strategic direction, the statement added.


The Bahraini fund is one of the smaller sovereign funds in the Gulf, with $7.1 billion of assets as of last September. The RDIF is a $10 billion fund created by Russia's government to make equity investments, mainly in the Russian economy.

If nothing else, at least it shows just how seriously the rest of the world (away from those G-7 members who are as insolvent as the US of course) is taking US sanctions and threats of retaliation. Meanwhile, back in the US, rigged stocks hit intraday highs on what we would otherwise call BTFWWWIIID... if only there was a D.

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Deathrips's picture

Ho Lee Fuk!



Buy physical silver NOW.


Obama_4_Dictator's picture

My life savings are already in G&S.....when will it rise, that's the question.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture




If you have 5% or more in gold (or silver, but I like gold better, both even better), you will be just fine.  Give it time, NONE of our financial problems have been solved.

Obama_4_Dictator's picture

LOL, I hope so because I have over 70% in both......

Four chan's picture

china will make the rope that russia will hang itself with.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Sister Vanga said many things about Russia/China in Bear and Dragon language as well Russia being the future light of the world...

For what it's worth, very interesting,


Pladizow's picture

And what does the magic eight ball have to say?

nope-1004's picture



I love this interweb.  Sites like ZH allow me to know what other countries are doing.

- Barrack HUSSEIN Soetero


OT, is there any reason our banker-shill president has an alias?  Is he hiding something? 

knukles's picture

He couldn't be hiding anything.  The Democratic National Convention vetted him backwards and Forward.

I mean come on, Nazi Pelouzi signed off on him being a natural born whatever, etc.

Sealed records?  Understandable.  Nobody would want their Connecticut Social Security Number made public especially if they'd never lived let alone not born there!

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

Obama must be getting a real sore arse.

dontgoforit's picture

Don't forget, Hitler cozied up to Stalin and look what happened to Hitler.  If I was China, or if I was Russia, I'd be rethinking this whole thing. 

strannick's picture

Is Merkel Hitler, and Obama Stalin in this comparison?

hobopants's picture

Russia just wants to be left alone and China would stop expansion once they reclaimed the territory and influence they held during the high Qing. We are the antagonist in all this, we need a war. 

Ying-Yang's picture

Want to Laugh?

U.S. Taped Moscow Plotting Chaos

“Right now there is not a negotiation; there is a confrontation. I’m sad to report I’ve never seen such a complete, miserable, unaccountable, disgraceful walk away from a set of promises and understandings than what has taken place,” Kerry said. ““I’ve had six conversations with Lavrov in the last weeks. The last one was kafta-esque, it was other planet, it was just bizarre. Nobody is better at telling you that red is blue and black is white… That’s what we are dealing with.”

Horse Face is Having a Bad Day

derek_vineyard's picture

and fuck your 1st amendment, the rule of law (recording private conversations without consent) and the new racism:  kissing ass/double standard with racial minorites via the PC police.   this basketball incident has driven race relations to a new low.....the blacks are now becoming sissies/victims and at my local street ball court the blacks privately agree with me...if i recorded those dudes you'd really hear some opinions 

these black street ballers are laughing at the whites for lining up and saying 'yes sir' to the PC police

dont bust me google for typing this---in fact, do bust me google (google has NO morals --its all for cha-ching)


tyler---can you open a thread on this topic?    its a substantial news item with far reaching implications

even the free thinking marc cuban...changed his stance from slippery slope to 100% in favor of lifetime ban-----so the PC police pretty much have everyone in line


lakecity55's picture

Bath House Barry: "I have discoveed the US and UK were on the wrong side in WW2. Stalin tricked us into thinking Germany was the enemy. I am now declaring we are joining the NAZIs and attacking Russia."

newbie vampire's picture

The US used to hold all the high cards.  With China's enormous holdings of Treasurys, the US had China over a barrel.  We could repudiate the debt at any time using any excuse.  The US didn't need a pivot to Asia.  It was nothing short of a challenge to release the dogs of war.  And what has the US gained from that ?  An ally such as PM Abe who is rehabilitating the prestige of his family ?   Does anyone believe a rehabilitated aggressive Japan has forgotten the humiliation of unconditional surrender and 2 atom bombs at the hands of the US ?

Suspicious minds might believe the US has an overly large pool of cannon fodder to dispose of.  Perhaps an armed conflict would help the banker/military/industrial complex and reduce the number of welfare dependants thus contributing to a smaller budget deficit.

Whalley World's picture

the enemy of my enemy is my friend, or something like that.

Againstthelie's picture

I'd say that's not 1:0, that's at least a 2:0, if not a game changer.

Let's take the Bahrain deal. If the corrupt monarchs dare to make that deal, in the current situation, despite USraels very clear demands, and despite their color-revolutions, which could hit them with ease, and the Ziomedia could easily put them on their target list, then this deal IMO is a very important indicator how the influence has eroded and how nations begin to move, when the hegemony is breaking up.

And secondly the Chinese, which have been silent in the last weeks. And suddenly - BAM! - within weeks they are able to conduct a maneuver with the Russians. That shows, the biggest holder of US-debt is not at all impressed by their politics and propaganda.


Maybe a few words about Putin and his excellent foreign minister, Lavrov: the Zionists control the five biggest news agencies, they control 1000s of TV-stations and Russia has only one real international voice: But nevertheless Putin and Lavrov and the team around RT managed to make the world not only hear the authentic Russian arguments to build it's own opinion, but they even managed to outweigh the lies of 1000s of Ziomedia-stations, of the whole gigantic Ziomedia empire! Incredible.

What Putin has achieved, after he took power in Russia, when it was bancrupt and totally in the hands of Wall St., is already historic. But what he is achieving now, seem equally impressive. This man is real:


Dublinmick's picture

The magic eight ball says not everyone can be a student of the higher sciences.

Dublinmick's picture

Thanks Ori


I also reposted the analysis by Cathartes Aura.

There is are some very good posters here. Jack Burton, El Vaquero, 813KML, Overfed, Tengri Temujin and others. Too many to name.

I have been a reader here for a long time but finally decided to login.


Cathartes Aura's picture

just came back online to add a post to a late night thread discussion - and noticed you'd finally created an account DublinMick - welcome!

best new moon Taurus wishes to all, with a solar eclipse to stir the pot a bit more. . .

Dublinmick's picture

Thank you so kindly Cathartes Aura.

Oh regional Indian's picture

;-) Sup brother Dub, welcome to ZH.


Hook Line and Sphincter's picture

Turkey Vulture... 

'AU' Gold, and 'RA' of the rising sun.

Your comments 'Set' well with me!



Cathartes Aura's picture

your thoughts on thinking resonate.

does one think?

or is one thought.

hot sauce technician's picture

My man Isaiah said some dope stuff too. And I'm gonna roll with that brother:

2 And it shall come to pass in the end of days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established as the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 3 And many peoples shall go and say: 'Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths.' For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4 And He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.


Seek_Truth's picture


That is, as long as you're not buying the Ashkenazi/Khazar/Zionist interpretation.

All who put faith in God are blessed in the way of Abraham- conversely, all who put their faith in anything else are toast.

hot sauce technician's picture

Sorry but I don't go for the Ashkenazi/Khazar yarn. That's some wackness propagated by Nazis, Nation of Islam bitches and Arab fascists. I've mentioned this before, but if Ashkenazis are of Khazar stock why were they speaking Yiddish in Poland in the 16th century? Shouldn't the lingua franca of Jews in eastern Europe have been some turkic-altaic tongue? Besides which, the movement of Jews from central Europe to eastern Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries is well documented. Also, according to the historians, only the Khazar nobility actually underwent a full conversion to Judaism. Whether the masses converted at all, and to what extent, is debatable. And after muslim conquest not too long afterwards, the kingdom (whatever was left of it) accepted upon itself the yoke of Islam.

And what if I buy the Sephardi/Mizrahi interpretation? It's practically identical to the Ashkenazi one.

But yes, I'm all for peace and blessings. I like to always be fight-ready though just in case.

acetinker's picture

Dang, Vivek!  You don't deserve all those junks, imho.  Although Vanga's predictions are hardly more specific than those of Nostradamus, those who disregard the esoterics do so at their own peril.

My thing is- even if it's all bullshit, it doesn't much matter if our 'leaders' ascribe to the darkside (Aleister Crowley) side of it.

As above, so below.  As it should be.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Bingo Ace and thank you. All is good. Up arrows are good. Down arrows are good.

As long as someone says, hmmmm, what if?

Ward no. 6's picture

Grigori Rasputin was a Really strange kind of person...

Latina Lover's picture

But, but, but (gasping ) Ambrose Rose Pritchard tells us that the US and China re encircling Russia, LOL! 


I'll bet that the MI-5 puke that ghost wrote Pritchards article is still fighting the last cold war.

Latina Lover's picture

Sure China will make the Rope that will hang Russia... and given Chinese quality, it will break immediately, giving them plausible deniability while China and Russia work together to put paid to the Anglo/American bankster empire.

Sokhmate's picture

That would be more of an implausible undeniability (tm)

SilverDOG's picture

Four chan,



US is already dangling by the rope.

The package it came in reads: "MADE IN CHINA"


Ying-Yang's picture

Somewhat off topic....

Benghazi Documents Point to White House on Misleading Talking Points

Judicial Watch announced today that on April 18, 2014, it obtained 41 new Benghazi-related State Department documents. They include a newly declassified email showing then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes and other Obama administration public relations officials attempting to orchestrate a campaign to “reinforce” President Obama and to portray the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack as being “rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy.”  Other documents show that State Department officials initially described the incident as an “attack” a possible kidnap attempt.

IridiumRebel's picture

What difference at this point does it make?

Ying-Yang's picture

Heh, I love it..... it makes all the difference in the world.


gtb's picture

Hillary = stupid fucking cunt.

drendebe10's picture

"There ain't nuthin uglier than an old white woman."   Fred Sanford

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

What amazes me, is that with the Obama and the Dems being so "pro LGBT" and the MSM/LSM in the tank for them, that Hillary hasn't "come out" yet.

No doubt they do not want to lose potential votes from those who still believe that she is straight.  Some years ago, I spoke with some Florida lesbians who were having a real good laugh about all this.  The GOP needs to "out" her for 2016.  On the basis, that it's "ok" for her to admit it.  She still wouldn't do it, because Billary can't risk losing votes in a close election.