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  • EU spy chief rules out Russian military presence in Ukraine

    04/16/2014 11:15:12 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 25 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 04-16-2014 | Staff
    There is no large Russian military presence in East Ukraine, head of EU intelligence, Commodore Georgij Alafuzoff, has said. The spy chief has dismissed multiple accusations from the West alleging Russian involvement in the unrest in the region. In an interview with Finnish national news broadcaster, Yle, Alafuzoff said the Russian military had nothing to do with the seizing of government buildings in eastern Ukraine. “In my opinion, it’s mostly people who live in the region who are not satisfied with the current state of affairs,” said Alafuzoff, referring to the situation in East Ukraine. He went on to say...
  • Rand Paul: Let’s get this straight — I’m not for containing Iran

    04/17/2014 7:15:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2014 | AllahPundit
    A new op-ed prompted by his interview with ABC over the weekend, which generated headlines like, “Rand Paul: Don’t dismiss containment option for nuclear Iran.”He’s not for containment, he now says, but nor is he irrevocably against it. What he’s for is strategic ambiguity, not telegraphing your intentions towards a bad actor lest you inadvertently limit your options later. Does America have any recent experience with that? I am not for containment in Iran. Let me repeat that, since no one seems to be listening closely: I am unequivocally not for containing Iran.I am also not for announcing that the...
  • New Ukrainian government pulls a Cyprus and seeks to tax bank accounts

    04/15/2014 10:23:18 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 10 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 3/20/2014 | Kenneth Schortgen, Jr.
    When the Ukrainian people overthrew the duly elected President in late February, the office of Prime Minister was quickly filled by a technocrat, and member of the European banking establishment. Thus it is not surprising when on March 20, the interim Ukrainian government is going ahead with plans that follow the path of Cyprus, and are instituting a tax on bank depositors and account holders, and are bringing the program of bail-ins to the Eastern European country. ... It is not coincidence that the 'Ukrainian Winter' uprising occurred after the government chose to bypass the IMF and the EU, and...
  • US wants to destroy Ukrainian ‘bridge’ between EU and Russia – German intellectuals support Putin

    04/09/2014 11:29:53 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 60 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 04-09-2014 | Staff
    Members of German civil society have written an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, condemning Russophobia in mass media and German political establishment while showing support for Moscow's actions in the ongoing Ukrainian crisis. Retired German Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jochen Scholz wrote an open letter to the Russian leader in response to the speech Putin made on March 18, 2014 at the reunification of Crimea with Russia. The letter was cosigned by hundreds of Germans including lawyers, journalists, doctors, servicemen, scholars, scientists, diplomats and historians. In that letter the German intellectuals said that Putin’s speech “appealed directly to...
  • It's not Russia that is destabilising Ukraine

    04/08/2014 2:26:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    The Gaurdian ^ | 4-7-2014 | Sergri Lavrov
    The profound and pervasive crisis in Ukraine is a matter of grave concern for Russia. We understand perfectly well the position of a country which became independent just over 20 years ago and still faces complex tasks in constructing a sovereign state. Among them is the search for a balance of interests among its various regions, the peoples of which have different historical and cultural roots, speak different languages and have different perspectives on their past and present, and their country's future place in the world. Given these circumstances, the role of external forces should have been to help Ukrainians...
  • Should America Fight World War Three in Order to Defend Estonia?

    04/08/2014 8:57:52 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 173 replies
    Estonia is a little nation of 1.3 million people, which was made a member of NATO in 2004. Estonia was once a province of the Soviet Union. It has a Russian minority that is 25 percent of the population, and Russia has vowed to protect ethnic Russians if they are subjected to mass violence by the Estonian majority. Did NATO make a wise decision to bring in itty-bitty baltic nations that were once part of the Soviet Union? I can understand the importance of preventing the Soviet Union from being brought back into existence. But the lives of American troops...
  • Democrats Concern Over The Uninsured.Yet,They Are The Primary Cause Of The Crisis.

    04/06/2014 5:25:18 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 9 replies
    This would make for another great issue on conservative talk shows.For the last five or six years the Liberals and Democrats have been pushing for this Universal Health-Care plan.They are so concerned over the uninsured.But are they aware that It's The Democrat Party That Caused All This??.Who Purposely Collapsed The Economy In 2008?,And what happened after the Liberals ruined a perfectly good economy and health-care system during the Bush years?Millions lost their jobs and their health-care!,yet according to them,it's all the fault of Bush and the GOP.Yah,right!,and all Americans are so dumb that they are expected to believe such horse-manure.
  • Obama considers sending anti-aircraft weapons to Syrian opposition

    03/28/2014 9:32:13 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    RT ^ | 3-28-2014 | RT
    President Barack Obama may authorize the shipment of new air defense systems to rebel forces in Syria’s ongoing civil war, a new Associated Press report states. Citing an unnamed US official, the AP stated Obama is mulling over the idea of sending man-portable air-defense systems, also known as MANPADs, to Syrian opposition groups, a move that would mark a notable shift compared to the White House’s past statements. As RT reported last month, the Obama administration has been interested in employing new ways to put pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad and boost the opposing rebels, who have lost ground...
  • Hobby Lobby provided emergency contraceptives before they opposed them

    03/27/2014 12:02:35 PM PDT · by shepardspie33 · 56 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | March 27, 2014 | Brian Woodward
    It is quite hard to take the claims by Hobby Lobby seriously. The main drugs in question in the case brought before the Supreme Court are the emergency contraceptives Plan-B and Ella. One huge problem with this situation is that up until 2012, Hobby Lobby provided them as part of their insurance plan. Only when they realized that Obamacare was going to mandate this coverage did they suddenly become interested in not providing these drugs. In their initial complaint to the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Hobby Lobby stated, “After learning about the current HHS...
  • Crimean chief prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya ‘wanted’ by Ukraine's security service

    03/26/2014 3:03:14 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 78 replies
    RT ^ | 3-26-2014 | RT
    Ukrainian national security service has put Crimea’s chief prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya on its wanted list. She is charged of taking actions aimed at the violent overthrow of constitutional order and takeover of government power. Poklonskaya took the office as Crimea defied the coup-imposed government in Kiev and sought independence from Ukraine. After the peninsula joined the Russian Federation, she was appointed as Crimea's acting chief prosecutor by Russia’s General Prosecutor Yury Chaika. The Ukrainian National Service for Security and Defense accuse her of violating article 109 of the Criminal Code, which deals with overthrow of the government. Poklonskaya became somewhat...
  • Putin’s Approval Rating Rises to 80% – Poll

    03/26/2014 2:20:56 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 3-26-2014 | Ramil Sitdikov
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval rating has reached 80 percent, with a majority of Russians saying the country is heading in the right direction, an independent pollster said Wednesday. A poll by the Levada Center said public support for the Russian leader rose by 8 percent since Putin delivered an address to parliament on Crimea before the predominantly Russian-speaking region rejoined Russia last week. Levada said Putin's approval rating peaked at 85 percent in spring 2008, when Dmitry Medvedev, now prime minister, succeeded him as president. Another poll by Levada last week said a majority of Russians believe their country...
  • Moscow puzzled by some of names on US sanctions list - Putin spokesman

    03/20/2014 12:40:02 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    Voice of Russia ^ | 3-20-14 | Interfax
    Moscow is studying Washington's list of individuals against whom sanctions were imposed, and already puzzled by some of the names, Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said. "One can say straight away that we are extremely bewildered by the presence of some names on the list," Peskov said. "So far I cannot say what the reaction is of other people on the US list but Ivanov perceived the news with humor," the president's press secretary said. Ivanov spent 20-odd years serving in the KGB's First Main Directorate and later in the Russian External Intelligence Service, Peskov recalled. "As a result...
  • President Putin mocks US sanctions, vows not to retaliate

    03/21/2014 11:07:32 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    RT ^ | 3-21-2014 | RT
    Vladimir Putin has mocked US sanctions imposed on Russia, saying he will open an account at US-sanctioned Rossiya Bank. During a meeting with the country's senior security officials he added that he won’t introduce a visa regime with Ukraine. Putin treated with irony the recent sanctions imposed on certain Russian lawmakers. “Yes, these are those so-called ‘polite people in camouflage with guns’,” ironically said Putin hinting at Western accusations that Russian soldiers have taken bases in Crimea. “Look at them, typical Moskals [pejorative term for Russians – ED.],” he added, pointing at US sanctioned prominent businessmen Arkady and Boris Rotenberg,...
  • Ukraine Closes Border with Crimea

    03/22/2014 9:53:44 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 3-23-2014 | Alexander Mazurkevich
    Ukrainian border guards closed the exit from the Republic of Crimea, local authorities said on Saturday. The office of the Crimean Federal District, which was established by President Vladimir Putin on Friday, said that even Ukrainian servicemen who wanted to leave Crimea could not cross the border. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, only 2,000 out of 18,000 Ukrainian troops serving in Crimea decided to leave the peninsula.
  • Ukraine Appoints New(est) Acting Defense Minister

    03/25/2014 2:29:02 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 3-25-14 | Christopher Brennan
    <p>Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday installed Colonel General Myhaylo Koval as the country's new acting defense minister after approving the resignation of his predecessor, Ihor Tenyukh.</p> <p>Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov had nominated Koval, a 58-year-old military man who has commanded a parachute battalion and served as the deputy head of the State Border Service, after the Ukrainian Rada accepted the resignation of Tenyukh in a second vote on the matter, Interfax reported.</p>
  • ‘Ukrainian’ drone downed above Moldova’s breakaway region

    03/25/2014 4:29:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    RT ^ | 3-25-2014 | RT
    ‘Ukrainian’ drone downed above Moldova’s breakaway region A drone has been shot down over Transdniestr, Moldova’s breakaway region, the region’s security service has reported on its website. On March 23, the pilotless aircraft was photographing and videoing the republic. Transdniestr special services recovered the video record from the drone, the statement says. According to preliminary information, the unmanned aircraft was launched from Ukraine’s soil by a group of people allegedly linked to Ukraine’s security service, the Interior Ministry’s General Staff or supporters of ultra-nationalist movement Right Sector for an intelligence-gathering operation. Currently, Transdniestr’s security service is working on the identification...
  • &#1047;&#1040;&#1064;&#1058;&#1054;? WHY? Stories of bombed Yugoslavia (Clinton's Undeclared War)

    03/25/2014 6:58:11 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    RT ^ | 3-24-2014 | RT
    Fifteen years after NATO’s 78-day bombardment of Yugoslavia, memories of the bombing still haunt present-day Serbia. NATO killed over 2,000 people, hundreds were civilians, 88 were children. Serbs ask ‘why?’ above all. Why did NATO smash their cities, kill their children, bomb hospitals and schools? When the NATO bomb campaign began (on March 24th 1999) Jelena Milincic was a student at the University of Belgrade, and just 18 years old. When the first bombs shook Belgrade she cowered under a table with her mother, sister, and best friend. Remembering this 15 years later, they laugh nervously. Jelena takes Anissa Naouai...
  • Kiev Authorities Plan to Crack Down on Maidan Radicals - Source

    03/26/2014 12:08:22 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 3-25-2014 | RIA
    Ukraine’s interim Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has authorized the detention and questioning of the leaders of radical Right Sector party after receiving threats of retaliation for the killing of one of its notorious activists, a ministry’s source said Tuesday. The source said on condition of anonymity that Avakov’s order includes a police sweep of Kiev's Independence Square, known as Maidan, which is still occupied by scores of ultranationalists. “Investigators from the ministry are already working at some of the tents on Maidan,” the source said, adding that a crackdown on Maidan could start later tonight. Ukrainian special forces have gunned...
  • Moscow Demands Ukraine Cease Irresponsible Behavior Threatening Civil Aviation

    03/25/2014 11:58:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    RIA ^ | 3-26-2014 | RIA
    MOSCOW, March 26 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow is demanding Ukraine to refrain from irresponsible practices that are threatening the safety of civil aviation, according to a Russian Foreign Ministry statement published on Wednesday. Ukraine’s border control continues to deny Aeroflot crewmembers to leave their airplanes. “Such actions are not in line with international acts and conventions in following the demands for safe flights of international civilian aviation,” the statement reads.
  • Moscow Slams Closure of Russian TV in Ukraine

    03/25/2014 11:31:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 3-25-2014 | Konstantin Dolgov
    A ruling by a Ukrainian court to suspend broadcasts of four Russian TV channels in Ukraine is an attack against human rights and media freedom, a senior Russian diplomat said on Tuesday. The District Administrative Court in Kiev ruled to suspend broadcasts of Russia's Rossiya 24, Channel One, RTR Planeta, and NTV-World in Ukraine pending hearings on a permanent ban. "Undoubtedly, this should be viewed only as an infringement on democratic freedoms and as a violation of Ukraine's international obligations. Certainly, millions of [Russian-speaking] residents of this country have the right to watch [Russian] TV and have access to [other]...
  • Russia, Putin, Ukraine: Some Background

    03/18/2014 9:10:05 PM PDT · by varmintman · 288 replies
    I'm not the world's foremost expert on Russia... But I believe I know enough to at least try to clear up a few of the misconceptions I see on forums and have been listening to on talk radio for the past few weeks. A bit of Russian history for starters... Slavic farmers invited Vikings (Verangians) into what you'd now call Russia and set up the Kievan state which adopted Christianity around 988 AD so that the territory controlled by the city of Kiev was the dominant power in Russia prior to the Mongol invasion in 1236. In other words, they'd...
  • BRICS rejects sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

    03/25/2014 3:18:23 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    PressTV ^ | 3-25-2014 | PressTV
    The group of five major emerging national economies known as the BRICS has rejected the Western sanctions against Russia and the “hostile language” being directed at the country over the crisis in Ukraine. “The escalation of hostile language, sanctions and counter-sanctions, and force does not contribute to a sustainable and peaceful solution, according to international law, including the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter,” foreign ministers of the BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - said in a statement issued on Monday.
  • Massive anti-Maidan rallies grip eastern Ukraine as residents demand referendum

    03/25/2014 12:40:07 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 9 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 03-23-2014 | Russia Today
    Rallies have swept eastern Ukraine, with residents protesting against Kiev’s coup-imposed government and demanding a referendum to decide on the future of the region. Thousands took to the streets in Kharkov, Donetsk, Lugansk, and Odessa on Sunday. About 5,000 protesters gathered in the city of Kharkov on Sunday to rally in favor of federalizing the country and holding people’s referendums in eastern Ukraine. The demonstrators also demanded to make Russian the official language of the Kharkov region. Russian is the most common first language in the eastern regions. Furthermore, the residents of Kharkov proclaimed illegitimate the political part of the...
  • Jerk of the Week - American Medical Association

    03/23/2014 3:17:53 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 13 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    That time of the week has come again where we sift through the debris of the preceding week and find out which person or group has been acting against the American people. Sometimes these entities are cloaked in the aura of righteousness, but they can mostly be described as hypocrites or opportunists. Our Jerk of the Week this time is a surprising choice is it is a group that represents an occupation that most Americans greatly respect and admire: doctors. Recently, the American Medical Association began to whine about an obscure rule in ObamaCare that could cost medical practitioners a...
  • RELEASE THE STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE

    03/20/2014 8:26:29 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 24 replies
    Empty it on the world market. This should effect Russia. The others? Who knows. We won't be needing it soon.
  • Foreign Ministry: US, EU violate commitments under Budapest memorandum

    03/19/2014 6:29:28 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    ITAR ^ | 3-19-2014 | ITAR
    Russia's diplomatic service clears its stance in a statement on Ukraine issued on Wednesday. Actions of the US and EU, which connived openly at the state coup in Kiev, run counter to the Budapest Memorandum guaranteeing Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday. “A question one would like to ask in this situation is how these guarantees, which the EU and the US made numerous references to during the disorders in Kiev, tallied with the threats of sanctions against the then Ukrainian leadership?” the Foreign Ministry asked. “Was it not an instance of...
  • Rand Paul's Vision for a More Inclusive Republican Party

    03/19/2014 8:55:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/19/2014 | Michael Brown
    In an effort to expand his party’s base of support, Senator Rand Paul is urging fellow-Republicans “to find a place for young people and others who don’t want to be festooned by” issues like “traditional marriage.” Is he serious? Does he actually think this is a winning strategy? And can he truly believe that this is a way for Republicans to advance their cause? I’m afraid so. As reported on March 14th, Paul stated that, “I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues.” What a self-defeating, misguided...
  • Liz Trotta on Foxnews (Fantastic Commentary)

    03/09/2014 10:58:04 AM PDT · by stirrinthepuddin · 55 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | Published on Mar 9, 2014
    I hope (This being my first) that I have posted this correctly? I saw the commentary by Liz Trotta on Fox this morning and was was amazed at the extent to which she was able to cover 'almost' every aspect of America's decline (the why's and how's) in just a few short minutes! I was surprised to see it up on youtube already. Looking around the Internet .. it seems that I wasn't the only one that was impressed! Sound is not very high quality but decent.
  • Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev

    03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST · by Lattero · 18 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Caleb Maupin
    This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is...
  • I am done, whatever (VANITY)

    03/02/2014 3:13:23 PM PST · by aft_lizard · 441 replies
    I am done. This site has broken me. I am as staunch a conservative as you will find. After returning from Iraq, injured and upset, I turned here and found a welcoming community that shared my thoughts. I am a proud Gadsden Flag waiving man of the Tea Party movement. But because I don't think Sarah Palin is as historically important as other GOP women in the past, I am now considered an idiot, a RINO, ass-kisser and whatever negative connotation you can throw my way. This site has changed so much since that dictator want to be became President...
  • Ukrainian Neo-Nazis Declare that Power Comes Out of the Barrels of their Guns

    03/01/2014 10:09:42 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 47 replies
    Institute for Political Economy ^ | 02/26/2014 | Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
    Reality on the ground in Ukraine contradicts the incompetent and immoral Obama regime’s portrait of Ukrainian democracy on the march. To the extent that government exists in post-coup Ukraine, it is laws dictated by gun and threat wielding thugs of the neo-Nazi, Russophobic, ultra-nationalist, right-wing parties...Members of President Yanukovich’s ruling party, the Party of Regions, have been shot, had arrest warrants issued for them, have experienced home invasions and physical threats... Jewish synagogs and Eastern Orthodox Christian churches are being attacked. Only Obama, Susan Rice, Victoria Nuland, Washington’s European puppets, and the Western prostitute media can describe the brutal reality...
  • Kiev events is coup organized by open Nazis who follow Bandera tradition - expert

    03/01/2014 11:00:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    <p>Thousands of pro-Russian demonstrators across eastern Ukraine and Crimea are protesting against the new government. Helga Zepp LaRouche is a German journalist and politician, founder of the Schiller Institute said in an interview with the VoR that the current Ukrainian authority is a result of the Nationalist intervention, and has no legitimacy.</p>
  • Putin set to invade Ukraine with Russian military forces until 'normalization' restored

    03/01/2014 9:47:35 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    Kiev Post ^ | 3-1-2014 | Kyev Post
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is poised to invade Ukraine with military forces after winning unanimous approval for taking such a step from the notoriously rubber-stamp upper house of parliament. Members of the Russian Federation Council said that the troops are needed to protect the safety of millions of ethnic Russians in Ukraine and that the soldiers should stay until "the constitutional order is restored in Ukraine," which hints at a possible Russian attempt to return to power Viktor Yanukovych, ousted as Ukraine's president on Feb. 22, or install another Kremlin-friendly leader.
  • Russian legislator slams Obama for 'direct threat' to Russia

    03/01/2014 11:14:27 AM PST · by kronos77 · 39 replies
    US President Barack Obama's warning that Russia would have to pay for a planned military intervention in Crimea is "a direct threat," a deputy head of Russia's upper house of parliament said on Saturday, saying Obama has "crossed the red line and insulted the Russian people." "Yesterday we heard from various media sources that the US president, Obama, had said Russia would pay dearly for its policy. We know that Maidan militants who were active in Kiev, and not only there, had been trained in Lithuania and Poland. Now they want to spread their influence with their activities to eastern...
  • Murdering the name of Jesus

    02/26/2014 12:02:37 PM PST · by fabian · 61 replies
    me, myseld, and I | 02/26/14 | fabian
    I have been quite appalled at how so very lost the supposed leaders of most of the churches of today are. They purport to represent Jesus' teachings, yet their is outright denial of the very powerful message that satan's grip on us to cause us to sin, is indeed broken. No, rather the ministers of today all over teach a watered down and lying ministry that Jesus merely has saved us from the aweful results of going to hell. Yet, in one simple sentence and act with Mary, when he told her to go and sin no more, he proved...
  • Ukraine Background: Conspiracies or Puppets [Vanity]

    02/22/2014 8:54:20 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 30 replies
    2/22/2014 | wikipedia
    It appears we have a spectrum of opinion on FR regarding the upheaval in Ukraine. On the one end of the spectrum there is passionate support, with a firm belief that the uprisings are purely indigenous Ukrainian groups. There is the belief that the Ukrainian people themselves have risen up against a corrupt and tryannical regime that is a puppet of Moscow. While some at the extreme end of this opinion say the protests are not really about the EU, it appears that most now concede that it is, and say that a majority of the Ukrainian people want to...
  • Why the eruption in Kiev could set off a tsunami that will engulf us all...

    02/23/2014 12:29:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2014 | Mark Almond
    Television pictures of revolutions can make them seem like a spectator sport. Having Vitali Klitschko, the world heavyweight boxing champion, playing a starring role in the events in Kiev reinforces that impression. But the implosion of the Ukrainian state in the last 48 hours is a political earthquake. Chaos in Kiev could set off a tsunami that will toss Western Europe from its moorings too. It is a mistake to think we are watching from a safe distance. Maybe Ukraine is as foreign to the British people today as it was when an obscure crisis on its southern coast in...
  • Gorbachev: Ukraine failed to act democratically

    02/23/2014 12:23:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2014 2:38 AM EST
    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine stems from the government’s failure to act democratically. […] “Ultimately this is the result of the failure of the government to act democratically” and to engage in dialogue and fight corruption, Gorbachev said during an address to a forum on government communications in the city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. He added that the root cause of the unrest in Ukraine was an “interruption of perestroika,” referring to his reform policies, and of the democratic process there. …
  • Ukraine protesters call on Jewish oligarchs to give president ‘a gun’

    02/23/2014 1:31:16 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 19 replies
    A member of Ukraine’s opposition movement has called on Jewish and Muslim billionaire businessmen to force the president, Victor Yanukovich, to step down. In a speech in Kiev’s Independence Square, the unnamed protester, who said he was Muslim, urged Ihor Kolomoyskyi, Victor Pinchuk and David Zhvania -oligarchs with links to the protest movement - to talk to the president. He said: “You practice Judaism. In the holy synagogue, you have seats with placards. And you, today, are the only people who have access to Yanukovich. “In another week, your businesses, which you have earned in this land through the work...
  • Unclassified Documents Reveal Sinister Plan between Republican Party and Muslim Brotherhood

    02/17/2014 8:17:13 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 38 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | February 17, 2014 | By Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack (Shoebat exclusive)
    Unclassified documents and emails, never published in Western media until now, regarding the secret Muslim Brotherhood spy working for the America Embassy in Cairo, are being presented in the trial of Mohammed Mursi. They reveal the activities of a liaison between the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the Muslim Brotherhood’s most senior leaders. Though employed by the embassy, Ahmed Aleiba does not have diplomatic immunities and was arrested by Egyptian authorities last month, according to the New York Times Bureau Chief, David Kirkpatrick. The trial, which begins on February 16th, will determine if Muslim Brotherhood Deputy Khairat Al-Shater and ousted...
  • We deserve better than Fox News

    We deserve better than Fox News I’ve gathered information for this column from two recent books: David Brock’s “The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine” (2012) and Gabriel Sherman’s “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” (2014). Both books deserve serious attention, if only to refute. If you watch Fox News, you owe it to yourself to understand its history and outlook. If you find Fox News unbalanced and unfair, both books offer powerful support. Thinking Americans — whether liberal or conservative — have every reason to feel deeply, constantly, seriously dissatisfied. Consider: (1) Watching...
  • Russian MPs seek nationwide ban on child beauty pageants

    02/15/2014 12:20:19 AM PST · by The Right wing Infidel · 26 replies
    Russia Today ^ | February 14 | Maxim Bogodvid
    eputies representing conservative center and nationalist parties have proposed a bill to ban child participation in beauty pageants and introduce tough fines for lawbreakers. Lawmakers from the United Russia party and the Liberal Democratic party have already submitted the bill to the Lower House, the State Duma press service reported on Friday. The draft outlaws child participation in any event where they will show themselves off and be judged on their appearance, if this could harm the child’s health or development physically, intellectually, psychically,and spiritually. Participation in contests that could potentially lead to corruption of the young is also banned....
  • Who’s ‘godless’ now? Russia says it’s U.S.

    02/04/2014 1:52:22 PM PST · by Sopater · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | Marc Bennetts
    MOSCOW — At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a “godless nation.” More than two decades on, history has come full circle, as the Kremlin and its allies in the Russian Orthodox Church hurl the same allegation at the West. “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a recent keynote speech. “Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in...
  • No More Sanctions, No More War (Pat Buchanan on Iran Bill)

    01/15/2014 9:08:18 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 50 replies
    The American Consrvative ^ | January 14, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    As we approach the centennial of World War I, we will read much of the blunders that produced that tragedy of Western civilization. Among them will be the “blank check” Kaiser Wilhelm II gave to Vienna after the assassination by a Serb terrorist of the Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand. If you decide to punish the Serbs, said the Kaiser, we are with you. After dithering for weeks, Austria shelled Belgrade. Within a week, Germany and Austria were at war with Russia, France and Great Britain. Today the Senate is about to vote Israel a virtual blank check—for war on Iran....
  • UNCONSTITUTIONAL: Obama Regime To Cut Off All TV & Radio Broadcasts On November 9th, 2011

    10/25/2011 3:02:21 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 119 replies · 3+ views
    TheMaineTeaParty.com ^ | October 22, 2011 | David Fontaine
    There is no possible interpretation of this under which this isn't wildly unconstitutional. While the test is only going to be TEMPORARY, I DO NOT TRUST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WITH THIS POWER, NOR SHOULD ANY AMERICAN! No one man should have the ability to shut down ALL RADIO & TV broadcasting. If this were to be done when the Obama Regime actually intended to carry out certain plans to further consolidate and usurp power, rather than a 'test,' it would constitute the grossest violation of the Constitution in American history. It would mark the beginning of a real-live dictatorship...
  • Mysterious Mission of a Mysterious Space Craft, The X-37B

    06/05/2012 4:07:29 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 65 replies
    www.EducatingHumanity.com ^ | Tuesday, June 5, 2012
    Mystery Mission, Mystery Space Craft the X-37B will have been in space almost a year - The X-37B has been circling the Earth at 17,000 mph and was due to land in California in December - Mission of highly classified robotic plane extended for unknown reasons - Will now land in mid- to late-June The U.S Air Force’s highly secret unmanned space plane will land in June - ending a year-long mission in orbit. The experimental Boeing X37-B has been circling Earth at 17,000 miles per hour and was due to land in California in December. It is now...
  • UFO For Sale, Check It Out

    08/08/2012 2:32:16 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 57 replies
    E=Bay ^ | Aug 8 2012 | dyanamae2001
    You gotta' see this, located at Henderson, NV, United States!
  • Savage Online Video Seems to Show Rebel Removing then Biting Heart of Slain Syrian Soldier

    05/17/2013 7:12:15 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 23 replies
    www.theBlaze.com ^ | May. 13, 2013 12:03pm | Sharona Schwartz
    An extremely graphic and savage video going viral on YouTube in the past couple of days shows what appears to be a Syrian rebel dismembering a slain government soldier and then biting into his heart. Reuters reports that the perpetrator seen in the video is actually a rebel commander whose nom de guerre is Abu Sakkar, who is one of the founders of the Farouq Brigade. And according to Reuters, he is a well-known insurgent from Homs. In the video, which TheBlaze has chosen not to include in this post due to the graphic and disturbing nature of the...
  • Implant Allows Terrorists To Talk To God

    08/18/2013 5:10:36 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 18 replies
    Military Vet | Unknown
    The implant is specifically designed to be injected in the forehead. And when properly installed, it will allow the terrorist to speak to God, immediately. No Anesthetic is required. Some bleeding or swelling may occur at the injection site. Side effects, like headaches, nausea, aches and pains are extremely temporary. The implant may or may not be painless. But in most cases, you won't even notice it. The exact size of the implant will be selected by a well-trained and highly skilled technician, who will also make the injection. It comes in various sizes: Generally from .223 to .50...
  • FLASHBACK: Where did Saddam’s WMD go? To Syria …

    08/26/2013 10:20:43 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 66 replies
    www.WorldTribune.com ^ | December 7th, 2012
    U.S. intelligence suspects Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction have finally been located. Unfortunately, getting to them will be nearly impossible for the United States and its allies, because the containers with the strategic materials are not in Iraq. Satellite photo of hundreds of trucks systematically leaving an Iraqi weapons dump, early 2003. Instead they are located in Lebanon’s heavily-fortified Bekaa Valley, swarming with Iranian and Syrian forces, and Hizbullah and ex-Iraqi agents, Geostrategy-Direct.com will report in Wednesday’s (Sept. 2, 2003) weekly edition. U.S. intelligence first identified a stream of tractor-trailer trucks moving from Iraq to Syria to Lebanon in...