A final bout of deflation is a real threat in 2014 before the long-term Kress cycle bottoms and how investors and central bankers are responding to it.
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Everyone is curious who those unmarked men in unforms that have been seen in youtube clips from the Crimea are. Courtesy of Russian blogger Lev Shlosberg who writes for the newspaper Pskovskaya Guberniya, we now have an answer: according to him they are the officers of the 76th Chernihov (Pskov) Storm Troops Division and have slowly dispersed across key choke points in Ukraine.
According to one of the participants in the operation, officers and contractors of the 76th Shock Troops Division have been re-locating to Ukrainian territory since last week. By early this week, there were already more than 100 soldiers. The last of the famous detachments was sent on Thursday, 27 February. They are fully armed, with 5,000 rounds of ammunition per person. There is one truck per 10 soldiers, and they are completely loaded with weapons including flame-throwers. Upon arrival on the territory of Ukraine, they did not report their geographical locations to people, and they were assigned local tasks. Most likely, this was Sevastopol and Simferopol. Emergency troops remain in Yysk, and did not take part in the operation. The barracks of the 76th Storm Troops Division on Margelova Street in Pskov is practically empty.
Some background on the 76th:
Originally established in 1939 as the 157th Rifle Brigade, division gained prominence during WWII as the 76th Guards Rifle Division fighting on the USSR’s southern frontiers. From 1988-1992 the 76th Airborne Division, as it had become known, engaged in preventative security, averting the possible outbreak of war in former USSR territory. The division battled alongside Chechen paramilitary forces in the 1990s to wrest control of Chechen territories from Chechen separatists in the first and second Chechen wars. In 2006 the 76th Airborne Division became an Air Assault Division. During the 2008 Battle of Tskhinvali 76th Airborne Division assaults were instrumental in driving Georgian troops from South Ossetia in the Southern Caucasus.
The 76th Division comprises three regiments – the 104th, 234th and 237th, whose ranks are filled by full time professional servicemen, as opposed to conscripts. The division is equipped with the most sophisticated weaponry in modern warfare, such as the ‘smart’ precision guided munitions, guided missiles and 2S9 NONA self-propelled mortar vehicles.
Perhaps not surprising, it was the 76th that was also involved in Syria:
Given the worsening crisis in Syria, the Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper reported that the Russian army is apparently being prepared for a mission in Syria. Citing anonymous sources in the military leadership, the newspaper said that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the general staff to work out a plan for military operations outside Russia, including in Syria.
The units being prepared for an intervention are the 76th Division of airborne forces (an especially experienced unit of the Russian army), the 15th Army Division, as well as special forces from a brigade of the Black Sea fleet, which has a base in the Syrian port of Tartus.
The details of the operational plan are being prepared by the working parties of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation, to which most of the post-Soviet states belong, as well as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, to which China and Russia belong.
And the 76th appears to have been busy today: Ayder Muzhdabayev, deputy editor of Moskovsky Komsomolets, reported on Facebook 2 hours ago:
Urgent from Crimea
Armed divisions have seized the state television station (GTRK) of Crimea. All the staff have gathered together at the Crimean Tatar TV channel ATR, hundreds of others have come. They are waiting for the seizure. Several APCs have arrived. For now, they’ve passed by. They are also expected seizure of the building of the Crimean Tatar’s Medjlis [Assembly]. People are already going there. Everyone is afraid of what will happen tonight. There it is.
Friends, colleagues, take care of yourself! Don’t resist the military. God save Crimea!
It would appear Putin is not exactly deterred by Obama’s harsh language.
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Haiti: Commemoration of February 29, 2004 Coup d’Etat
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Russia is interested in the stability and prosperity of Ukraine more than anyone and is acting within existing agreements, Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin said after a private meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in the country.
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In his quest to simplify the code for families, Camp, chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, would trim some longstanding perks benefiting the real estate and private equity and investment industries: the mortgage interest and carried interest deductions. A tribe of lobbyists is pressing conservatives to snuff Camp’s proposal,
threatening to withhold precious campaign dollars.
The mortgage interest deduction allows homeowners to reduce their
tax obligation by subtracting the interest they’ve paid on their
mortgage. Tampering with it could hurt home sales, and thus the bottom line of real estate agents and the many others who depend on the housing market for their livelihoods.
Cuts to the carried interest deduction, which allows private equity managers to pay a lower tax rate than other workers on about one-third of their income, would only affect a tiny — but generally very wealthy — proportion of the population.
In both instances, those who would feel the pain have long experience using cash and K Street to make themselves heard.
Private equity contributions skyrocketed to $70.8 million in 2012, up 143 percent from the previous presidential cycle.
The industry was exceptionally generous to outside spending groups in 2012. A number of the top donors to Restore Our Future, for instance — the super PAC backing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who had been an executive at Bain Capital — came from private equity.
For their part, real estate interests contributed $155.2 million in the 2012 cycle, with 65 percent of it going to Republicans. The Realtors’ trade group covered all its bases, funneling money through a PAC, super PAC, and 501(c)(6) political nonprofit.
The Realtors also fielded an army of lobbyists, the second-most of any organization in 2013. That didn’t come cheap: $38.6 million, or about as much as two major corporations, Northrop Grumman and Comcast, spent combined. For its part, PEGCC spent close to $2.4 million on lobbying last year.
The disappointment voiced by the two industries’ trade groups may be particularly apt given how generous they’ve been to Camp over the years. He has taken in about $3.3 million in
contributions from various interests
that think his bill undercuts them — including securities and investment ($760,616),
real estate ($396,775), commercial banks ($406,975), insurance ($1.2
million) and lobbyists ($586,795).
Right after Camp revealed his proposal, Heritage Foundation economist Stephen Moore — who likes the plan — said it was about to be subjected to the “snake pit of special interest lobbyists.” Given how much is at stake for Republicans this year, they’re unlikely to want to get bitten.
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Image: Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) speaks about tax reform at the Utah Valley University, August 31, 2011 (Flickr/Michael Jolly)
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