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  • Ex-KGB Chief Linked To Trump Dossier Found Dead (Old News)

    01/09/2018 12:59:27 PM PST · by mojito · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/30/2017 | JACOB BOJESSON
    An ex-KGB chief linked to the unverified dossier on President Donald Trump was reportedly found dead in the back of his car Dec. 26 under mysterious circumstances. Oleg Erovinkin, a former KGB general, was “found in a black Lexus… [and] a large-scale investigation has been commenced in the area,” Russia’s state-run RIA Novosti news agency reports. The cause of death has been established as a heart attack, but media speculation suggest foul play, according to The Telegraph. Erovinkin was an aide to Igor Sechin, a former deputy prime minister and current head of the state-owned oil company Rosneft, which is...
  • Why Russia's Leaders Still Honor the Soviet Secret Police

    12/26/2017 2:47:10 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 17 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | December 2017 | Mark Galeotti
    Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin may have been reticent to celebrate the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution, but it had no qualms about celebrating a hundred years since the founding of the Cheka, Lenin’s political police, on Dec. 20. Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and a veteran of the old Soviet KGB, was predictable in his message. His agency was, he claimed, “free from political influence.” It “does not serve any party or group interest” and even its bloody-handed past was nowhere near as reprehensible as assumed. Yes, he conceded, it was the engine of Stalin’s Great Terror,...
  • Russian scientists slam security chief for Stalin purge comments

    12/23/2017 4:23:39 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 38 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | Dec 23, 2017 | Associated Foreign Press
    A group of Russian scientists have sounded the alarm over what they said were attempts by the head of the security service to openly justify Stalin’s mass purges, the first such attempt in decades. In an open letter published by Kommersant broadsheet, more than 30 academics slammed Alexander Bortnikov, the head of the FSB security service – the successor to the feared KGB – for seeking to legitimise the mass purges known as the Great Terror. Historians estimate about one million people perished in Stalin’s purges in the 1930s out of around 20 million who died under his three-decade rule...
  • President Trump signs law banning Kaspersky from US government agencies

    12/18/2017 11:52:58 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    V3 ^ | December 18, 2017
    Kaspersky no longer legal on US public sector networks President Trump has signed into law an order banning the use of Kaspersky Lab products within US government organisations. For months, government officials have been clearing the Moscow-based cyber security company's products from the networks of US federal agencies, a task that is now more-or-less completed. Kaspersky has been accused of allowing its anti-virus software to be used by Russian intelligence to exfiltrate information from the PCs of US government officials, although little evidence has been presented to back-up such claims. The ban is included in a new defense policy spending...
  • Insiders: Why Not Prosecute Obama’s Secret Back Channel To Iran?

    12/02/2017 3:58:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 12/1/17 | Patrick Howley
    National security insiders are trying to claim treason for the fact that President Donald Trump’s transition team discussed potentially setting up a phone call with the Russian ambassador to the United States.Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin have met publicly on several occasions, and Russia maintains an active embassy in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C.The Hill reported: Former national security adviser Michael Flynn spoke with a “senior official” in President Trump’s transition team at the Mar-a-Lago resort to discuss what he should communicate to the Russian ambassador in a highly-scrutinized series of phone calls in December of 2016,...
  • KGB ‘Christians’: Putin, Stalin, and the KGB’s History of Manipulating the Orthodox Church

    12/01/2017 3:38:28 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 2016 | Spyridon MItsotakis
    "Anyone who grew up with the Eastern Orthodox Church (in my case, the Greek Orthodox Church in New York) will get a good laugh at Vladimir Putin pretending to be a Christian during his first Easter as Russian ruler..." "The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) has been, since its reconstitution during WWII, an instrument of the state. The best illustration of this is probably the 1949 “Greetings from the clergy and laity of the Russian Orthodox Church to the leader of the nations of the USSR, the Generalissimus Joseph Stalin on his 70th birthday.” It states, in part: "Witnessing at every...
  • President Putin Visits Stunning, Recently Restored “New Jerusalem” Monastery

    11/27/2017 5:54:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 11/22/17 | Staff
    This amazing monastery, which containing relics from empty tomb of Jesus Christ, was originally built by the Russian Church's most controversial leader, and now restored in all its gloryNew Jerusalem Monastery, founded in 1656 by Patriarch Nikon, remains one of Russia's holiest places. This patriarch's reforms to church services sparked a major schism in the Russian Church, creating the sect of Old Believers. While Patriarch Nikon may still be one of the most controversial figures of Russian Church history, one thing we can all agree upon is the beauty of his colossal monastery. President Putin was very impressed by its...
  • Kaspersky case and cyber espionage: how Russia opened the Pandora’s box

    11/27/2017 8:59:18 AM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 6 replies
    InformNapalm ^ | 11/03/2017 | Sean Brian Townsend
    Sean Brian Townsend is an independent researcher in the field of information and computer security, a member and the spokesman of the Ukrainian Cyber Alliance. He explains how Kaspersky Lab and the FSB hacked and leaked the secret NSA tools under the guise of The Shadow Brokers hacker group. These leaks became the origin of WannaCry, NotPetya, and BadRabbit ransomware attacks. The editors of InformNapalm may not share the opinions of the authors in the [opinion] section, and does not alter the original style of the articles. Antivirus software – myths and reality The activities of antivirus (AV) companies are...
  • Communist "Liberation Theology", KGB, Russian Orthodox Church, & the World Council of Churches

    11/27/2017 6:38:55 AM PST · by ETL · 16 replies
    various sources (links provided) | Nov 27, 2017 | various authors
    Don't be fooled by outward appearances. The Russians are mighty clever when it comes to sophisticated acts of deception. The KGB and its successor the FSB were/are notorious for it. From the Russian Orthodox Church's website... WCC welcomes meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill for unity and peace 12 February 2016 Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), has issued a statement on behalf of the Council hailing the historic meeting of Pope Francis, pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, and Patriarch Kirill, primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.The two leaders...
  • Is Pope Francis a Liberal Protestant?

    11/17/2017 3:03:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 443 replies
    First Things ^ | November 15, 2017 | Gerald McDermott
    As an outsider, I can’t help but wonder whether the pope and the USCCB were particularly provoked by Weinandy’s suggestion that Jesus had allowed this controversy in order “to manifest just how weak is the faith of many within the Church, even among too many of her bishops.” Catholics will have to make up their own minds—but I’ll admit I have questions about the faith of Pope Francis, which seems, if not weak, at least different from that of the Catholic tradition. Even before the release of Amoris Laetitia in March 2016, Francis had caused many to question his fidelity...
  • The Kremlin, LBJ, and the JFK Assassination

    11/08/2017 1:43:24 PM PST · by GreyFriar · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8 November 2017 | Paul Kengor
    Newly declassified documents confirm Moscow always knew to play the American left like a fiddle. President Trump recently authorized a mass declassification of documents relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963. Among the material subsequently released, one document that instantly grabbed headlines was a December 1966 FBI memo reporting the reaction of Soviet and Communist Party USA officials to the Kennedy shooting. The document was headlined in (among other publications) the New York Post, which, in turn, was flagged at the top of the Drudge Report, which attracted a lot of readers. Old JFK conspiracy...
  • KGB thought LBJ was behind Kennedy assassination

    10/27/2017 6:09:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    nypost.com ^ | October 27, 2017 | By David K. Li
    The Soviet Union theorized that President Lyndon B. Johnson could have been behind JFK’s assassination — and also feared Moscow could be blamed and attacked, according to documents in a major release of files related to Kennedy’s slaying on Thursday. The Dec. 1, 1966, FBI memo, which relayed unconfirmed speculation, noted that sources said the KGB “was in possession of data purporting to indicate President Johnson was responsible for the assassination of the late President John F. Kennedy.” The memo, which was forwarded to the White House by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover with the all-caps title “REACTION OF SOVIET...
  • Trump delays release of some JFK assassination documents, bowing to national security concerns

    10/27/2017 6:21:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/27/2017 | By Ian Shapira, Steve Hendrix and Carol D. Leonnig
    President Trump delayed on Thursday evening the release of thousands of pages of classified documents related to the John F. Kennedy assassination, bowing to pressure from the CIA, FBI and other federal agencies still seeking to keep some final secrets about the nearly 54-year-old investigation. The president allowed the immediate release of 2,800 records by the National Archives, following a last-minute scramble to meet a 25-year legal deadline. After lobbying by national security officials, the remaining documents will be reviewed during a 180-day period. In a memo released by the White House, Trump said: “I am ordering today that the...
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • Vatican accepts attacker's release

    01/08/2006 2:20:37 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 7 replies · 344+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9 January 2006
    THE Vatican said today it accepted the decision by a Turkish court to release Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turk who attempted to kill the late pope John Paul II in 1981. "With legal issues, the Holy See leaves it up to the courts with competence in these areas," Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said. He said the Vatican had only learned of the court's decision from press agencies and had not been given prior notice. Agca, 48, is expected to be released between Tuesday and Sunday, Turkish officials told the Anatolia news agency. He was a 23-year-old far-right militant on the...
  • John Paul II's assailant freed

    01/12/2006 3:18:51 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 2 replies · 221+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 January 2006 | Burak Akinci
    MEHMET Ali Agca, the Turk who attempted to kill pope John Paul II in 1981, was freed yesterday after almost 25 years behind bars, but may soon return to jail amid legal confusion over his early release. Less than six hours after Agca walked out of the high-security Kartal prison on Istanbul's Asian shore, Justice Minister Cemil Cicek said he would order a review of the case as a debate raged among jurists over whether his release was legally sound. Mr Cicek hinted that the 48-year-old Agca, who served 19 years in Italy for shooting and seriously wounding the pope...
  • When Ted Kennedy's Russian Pal Wanted to Kill the Pope

    07/12/2017 4:25:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    The subject head of the document, carried under the words, “Special Importance,” read: “Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Y. V. Andropov.” According to the memo, Senator Kennedy was “very troubled” by U.S.-Soviet relations, which Kennedy attributed not to the murderous tyrant running the USSR but to President Reagan. The problem was Reagan’s “belligerence,” said the memo, and made worse by Reagan’s stubbornness. “According to Kennedy,” reported Chebrikov, “the current threat is due to the President’s refusal to engage any modification to his politics.” That refusal, said the memo, was exacerbated by Reagan’s political...
  • Inside the shadowy world of Chris Whatsit: How the confirmed Cambridge socialist became...(Steele)

    01/13/2017 6:25:02 AM PST · by RummyChick · 17 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1/13 | greenhill
    The strange and fascinating world of the British spy known as ‘Chris Whatsit’ was unravelling yesterday. Christopher Steele was once MI6’s top spy on Russian affairs and lived in the shadows until being unmasked as the alleged author of the ‘dirty dossier’ on Donald Trump. He was dubbed ‘Chris Whatsit’ by his late wife on their first date because she could not remember his name – but he revelled in being a man of mystery. Now the 52-year-old is hoping to return to anonymity after fleeing his Ł1.5million home in Surrey, telling his neighbour to look after his three cats....
  • [N. Korea] Ex-KGB agents hired to protect Kim Jong Un from assassins

    08/27/2017 7:31:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | August 25, 2017 | YOSHIHIRO MAKINO
    Ex-KGB agents hired to protect Kim Jong Un from assassins By YOSHIHIRO MAKINO/ Correspondent August 25, 2017 at 15:00 JST Print SEOUL--North Korea has hired former KGB agents as “military advisers” to bolster protection of leader Kim Jong Un against assassination attempts by the United States and South Korea, a source said. About 10 or so former KGB agents who once worked in a division tasked with taking down terrorists were invited to Pyongyang in February, according to the source knowledgeable about affairs in the North Korean capital. They were asked to train Kim’s bodyguards, including how to detect possible...
  • Democrats intentionally used disinformation from Russia to attack Trump, campaign aides

    07/29/2017 7:25:55 AM PDT · by ETL · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    While the mainstream news media hunts for evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, the public record shows that Democrats have willfully used Moscow disinformation to influence the presidential election against Donald Trump and attack his administration.The disinformation came in the form of a Russian-fed dossier written by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele. It contains a series of unverified criminal charges against Mr. Trump’s campaign aides, such as coordinating Moscow’s hacking of Democratic Party computers.Some Democrats have widely circulated the discredited information. Mr. Steele was paid by the Democrat-funded opposition research firm Fusion GPS with money from a Hillary Clinton backer. Fusion...