Thought for the day

"I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered." -- Martin Luther King 

The Baltic Pipe Project is a strategic gas infrastructure project with the goal of creating a new gas supply corridor in the European market.

The Baltic Pipe Project will allow transport of gas from Norway to the Danish and Polish markets, as well as to end-users in neighbouring countries. At the same time, the Baltic Pipe Project will enable the supply of gas from Poland to the Danish market.

Moscow insists on a probe into the circumstances of "unprecedented attacks" on Russian Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the Russian embassy to the United States said on Wednesday.

The New START Treaty is nearing its expiration and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is experiencing serious shocks, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said in an article published on the website of the US’ National Interest magazine on Wednesday.

US President Joe Biden should issue a reply as to whether the United States had carried out its threat over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.

Moscow is warning Washington and London against reckless moves that could push the situation around Ukraine to a dangerous point, Konstantin Gavrilov, head of the Russian delegation at the Vienna talks on military security and arms control, said on Wednesday.

He made the statement in a speech at the plenary session of the OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation.

Another natural gas pipeline has apparently been blown up.   

Reports are now flooding-in of a massive pipeline explosion in (or near) the northern boundary of Kherson Oblast, one of the regions where a recently finished Public Referendum saw that region vote to leave Ukraine and join Russia.

Reports are sketchy right now, and information is hard to come by, but according to maps of the gas line network inside Ukraine, this particular pipeline is likely to be the SOYUZ pipeline from Russia to Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey.

Humanity will eat itself through violence, war, hatred and neglect

"Afghan national Alif Khan told Amnesty International that he was held in US custody in Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan for five days in May 2002. He said that he was held in handcuffs, waist chains, and leg shackles for the whole time, subjected to sleep deprivation, denied water for prayer or washing, and was kept in a cage-like structure with eight people.” Amnesty International

NATO member countries conducted drills in July using deep-sea equipment near the Nord Streams leaks site, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.

"In July, there were NATO drills with the use of deep-sea equipment in the area of the island of Bornholm," she said.

Zakharova also stressed that the region was crammed with NATO infrastructure.

The US and some other Western countries announced the evacuation of their citizens from the Russian territory. In a context of tensions between Moscow and NATO, this type of attitude sounds like a threat, further worsening the scenario of global security crisis.