Russia Claims Horrendous Pentagon Cover-Up in the Battle for Mosul

Extensive U.S. Casualties Unreported in the U.S. Media

In the sixth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front page articles from three Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. He examines whether the election of Donald Trump will be a  good news for the Russian economy and speculates that Vladimir Putin's ally Nikolai Patrushev might be the new Russian prime minister. He also covers the reports from the Russian military intelligence sources that the U.S. military suffered extensive casualties in the battle for Mosul in Iraq, which so far have not been reported by any U.S. mass media outlets. Is this the case of a horrendous cover-up? Lastly, Prof. Kovacevic chronicles the recent efforts of the Russian Historical Society to combat the attempts to re-write the Russian history in a negative, revisionist manner by the NATO-Allied European, U.S. academics and politicians.

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Show Notes

Rossiyskaya Gazeta - Nov 8, 2016

Izvestia - Nov 9, 2016

Nezavisimaya Gazeta - Nov 9, 2016

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – Nov 10, 2016

Rossiykaya Gazeta – Nov 10, 2016

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  1. Newsbud is failing. People are losing interest..

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  3. VoiceOf Arabi says:

    Hello Prof. Filip,

    I enjoyed your newspaper report, and I was surprised to see that Russian newspaper reporting US casualties, as i have seen nothing mentioned on Arab media, and I know they would love to be able to show US casualties.

    So, either the Russians are making it up, or the Arab “resistance” group are clueless about Mosul.

  4. Hi Prof. If I may, I’ll add some depth to the economic report. Increased or indeed any Government spending adds to GDP, but at a greater or lesser extent depending on how the spending is done, and whether that spending “crowds out” spending by the private sector. At worst, the Government simply gives the money to Firms, no increased activity takes place, no real growth therefore, and the GDP numbers are simply inflated. You can imagine what that does for company profits and share prices. Somewhat less problematic are government cost plus contracts. These contracts incentivise bloat, typically in the defence industries, perhaps by charging the equivalent of $800 for a hammer. At the other end of the range of possibilities are government projects that cost less than the same products offered by the private sector. Economics being economics, this might apply where a company has a natural or legislated monopoly. When this happens, more stuff is produced, or more journeys happen, hence there is a real increase in GDP. The company that finds it has the government as a competitor sees its monopoly profits fall, with all the consequences that brings.
    Hence what is missing from the newspaper article is the importance of getting the government spending right. Simply spending for consumption is a missed opportunity, it merely brings forward activity in a manner similar to purchasing beer on credit, and paying for the beer at a later date. It’s right for the government to borrow for the long term to finance its objectives, but it’s also important to price the work correctly and to price the risk correctly otherwise the taxpayer is simply overpaying for work that the private sector should be doing.

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