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  • Israel and Russia are getting along. Have the neocons noticed?

    04/16/2014 8:45:25 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 43 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/16/2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Russia and Israel seem to have a growing affinity for each other. A few weeks ago, Israel abstained from a vote in the UN censuring Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported [link at URL] that this is a sore spot for the White House and a diplomatic novum on the world scene. A senior Israeli official said that Israel's absence from the United Nations vote was viewed around the world as an extremely irregular measure, a departure from a long-standing Israeli policy of voting with the United States in the UN. While the Americans viewed...
  • POLL: 64 PERCENT OF GOP ARIZONA VOTERS WANT MCCAIN GONE IN 2016

    04/15/2014 5:42:40 PM PDT · by kingattax · 37 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A new Citizens United Political Victory Fund poll shows that Republican Arizona voters have had it with Sen. John McCain, even though the senator has signaled his intentions to run for a sixth term in 2016. According to the poll, 64.2 percent of likely GOP primary voters said that they are ready for someone new to take the job and only 29.3 percent signaled a willingness to re-elect McCain. The poll also shows that McCain loses to other potential Arizona Repubican candidates in a primary. McCain loses to Gov. Jan Brewer 47.7 percent to 29 percent and to Rep. Matt...
  • McCain in Lithuania calls Western response to Russia “laughable” and “shameful”

    04/16/2014 6:15:34 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 19 replies
    Lithuania Tribune ^ | April 16, 2014 | BNS
    The West’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been “laughable” and “shameful”, US Republican Senator John McCain said in Vilnius on Wednesday. The former Republican presidential candidate also warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin might “feel bolder”, if Europeans and Americans did not take stronger action, and also called for arming the Ukrainian army.
  • Like Bush, Many Republicans Are Moderate on Immigration

    04/15/2014 5:45:45 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | Nate Silver
    The Republican Party has grown more conservative over the past couple of decades. But news commentators sometimes wrongly imply that GOP voters take an extremist position on every issue. As I described on Friday, for example, Jeb Bush’s support of Common Core educational standards isn’t likely to hurt him if he runs for president in 2016; the issue is neither all that relevant to most Republicans nor all that divisive. If candidates running to Bush’s right are looking for a wedge issue, they’ll probably have some better choices.
  • International Renaissance Foundation/ Open Society Foundations (OSF) [Ukraine] (George Soros...

    04/15/2014 1:35:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies
    The International Renaissance Foundation's mission is to foster an open, participatory, plaurlist society based on democratic values in Ukraine...
  • US diplomats ask Senate to reject Norway nominee

    03/30/2014 4:56:33 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 18 replies
    The Local (Norway) ^ | 27 Mar 2014 22:40 GMT+01:00
    George Tsunis speaking to the US senate in January - Source: Screen Grab Senior members of a professional body representing US diplomats have called on the country's Senate to reject George Tsunis, the nominee ambassador for Norway. Tsunis committed a serious of embarrassing blunders in his January pre-appointment hearing, which led one Norwegian politician to call for a public apology from Barack Obama, the US President. On March 7, fifteen former presidents of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) wrote a letter to key US Senators including former Presidential candidate John McCain, urging them to reject President Obama's nominee...
  • Obama’s Ambassador to Norway Knows Nothing About Norway

    01/26/2014 5:27:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Norwegians are not happy about the next U.S. ambassador to their country—and for good reason; he’s a top Obama bundler that knows absolutely nothing about Norway, a country he admitted he's never even visited. Asked by Senator John McCain what he thought it was about the "anti-immigration" Progress Party that appealed to Norwegian voters, Greek American businessman George Tsunis seemed unaware of the party's role in the ruling coalition. "You get some fringe elements that have a microphone and spew their hatred," he said in the pre-appointment hearing. "And I will tell you Norway has been very quick to denounce...
  • George Soros about Europe, Russia and Ukraine (Euromaidan PR interview of Soros

    04/14/2014 12:55:16 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 65 replies
    EuroMaidan PR ^ | 4/12/2014 | Vitali Usenko
    In an interesting interview [link at URL] to the New York Review of Books, George Soros shared his ideas on many topics including Europe, Russia and the Ukranian crisis. He also presented his new book [link at URL] The tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival? Whether one agrees or disagrees with Soro's interpretations and arguments, it is hard to deny that the interview is extremely insightful and gives a lot of food for thought. I offer a discussion of the part of the interview devoted to Ukraine. George Soros emphasized the necessity of a large-scale technical and financial...
  • US Pays Half Of Gazprom's Overdue Invoice With $1 Billion Ukraine Loan Guarantee

    04/14/2014 8:00:00 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 3-14-2014 | Tyler Durden
    With Ukraine no longer paying for Russian gaz, and with Gazprom making it clear Kiev has to a) first pay the overdue $2+ billion in invoice and then b) prepay some $5 billion in gas until the end of the year of Europe gets it, it was only a matter of time before the US Treasury stepped in and paid off part or all of Gazprom's demands. That time is now, when moments ago Jack Lew announced a $1 billion loan guarantee for Ukraine - very much the same way that the US provided billions in loan guarnatees for the...
  • Taxing problems for supposed conservative Arizona candidate Gary Kiehne

    04/11/2014 5:15:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Gary Kiehne, an honest to goodness ropin’ cowboy from rural Arizona, is running for Congress in Arizona’s First Congressional District. At first glance he appears to be the real deal, but according to Wednesday’s Yellow Sheet (subscription only), Kiehne has a problem or two. It seems Kiehne, a reputed multi-millionaire, has not paid his 2013 property tax on a Casa Grande mobile home. Also, this public document available from the Pinal County Assessor’s office indicates he is claiming more than one primary residence, defined in Arizona as Legal Class 3.
  • Help For Ukraine Would Be Equal To Helping Syrian "Rebels" When Obama Waited Too Long

    04/11/2014 7:30:32 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    4/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama waited too long to help the Syrian FSA against the monstrous Assad regime. When some sort of intervention was talked about: (bombing, indirect support, arms, etc) it was TOO late to help, and it would most likely have helped (either directly or indirectly) terroristic elements and possibly Al Qaeda elements which had taken the lead in Syria against Assad. NO WAY ON DOING THAT. PERIOD. And, once again, it is too late to help the Ukrainians against the thug Putin. (strike one against helping them). And as long as the Ukrainian gov't hasn't ran Svoboda and Right Sector and...
  • Kerry ‘betrayed and surprised’ by McCain onslaught

    04/09/2014 11:16:06 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 15 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | Olivier Knox
    Secretary of State John Kerry felt “betrayed and surprised” by Republican Sen. John McCain’s withering and highly personal criticisms at a congressional hearing, a senior administration official told Yahoo News on Wednesday. Kerry “felt betrayed and surprised to see McCain so angrily rooting for failure against one of the most internationalist members of the administration,” said the official, who is close to the secretary and requested anonymity to speak candidly about the top diplomat’s reaction. The key word there might be “internationalist.” Republicans long openly contemptuous of President Barack Obama’s cautious handling of world affairs — “leading from behind,” as...
  • Sen. John McCain: Send Weapons To Ukraine

    04/09/2014 8:04:03 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 61 replies
    [Caption:] U.S. Senator John McCain, center, speaks as Democratic Senator from the state of Connecticut, Chris Murphy, second left, and Opposition leader Oleh Tyahnybok [All Ukrainian Union "Svoboda" leader], stand around him during a Pro-European Union rally in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Sen. John McCain (R. Ariz.) advocated for sending arms to Ukraine Tuesday [link at URL] on Fox News. McCain acknowledged the arms would not likely enable Ukraine to defeat the Russians in open war, but emphasized it could improve the Ukrainian military's morale and ensure that the Russians would have "a real fight...
  • US Contractor Greystone Denies Its ‘Mercenaries’ in Ukraine

    04/08/2014 4:29:43 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/8/2014 | Kirit Radia, James Gordon Meek, Lee Ferran and Ali Weinberg
    The Russian government today claimed there are more than 100 American 'mercenaries' from a defense contracting company disguised as Ukrainian troops in the embattled former Soviet nation, a claim the American firm and top U.S. officials deny. ... The latest news relesae from Greystone, as posted on a company blog, is from September 2012, titled "New business in Russia" and simply says the company "provided executive protection services in Russia." In April 2012, the company announced it had been awarded a similar contract in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. ...
  • Lexington County GOP Becomes the 8th to Censure Sen. Lindsey Graham

    04/08/2014 8:21:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Ben Swann ^ | Joshua Cook
    Conservative Republicans are not happy with Sen. Lindsey Graham’s liberal voting record. Monday night, Lexington County GOP voted overwhelmingly to censure Lindsey Graham on 29 counts of violating the SC GOP party platform. See resolution here. Passing a censure resolution to rebuke the Senator for abandoning the Party’s platform hasn’t been easy though.
  • Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

    04/08/2014 4:06:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/8/2014
    Russia claimed Tuesday that 150 specialists from an American private military group are in eastern Ukraine, the region where pro-Russia protesters are clashing with government forces. A woman who identified herself as an employee of the group, the security contracting company Greystone, declined comment. She also declined to provide her name. Greystone, on its website, identifies itself as a “provider of aviation and protective support services and training” formerly part of Xe Services, the security contracting company once known as Blackwater. A statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the Americans were wearing the uniforms of Sokol, a Ukrainian...
  • John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’

    04/08/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’ By Ali Weinberg Apr 8, 2014 4:03pm Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry defiantly defended his diplomatic efforts, saying that while ambitious, they were better than doing nothing. While the purpose of Tuesday’s hearing was to pick through the State Department’s budget, it was Kerry’s record that came under scrutiny as his old colleagues on the committee accused him of taking on too many responsibilities with too few results. “I think you’re about to hit the trifecta,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,...
  • Muslim Man Sees Jesuit Priest, And Shoots Him To Death

    04/08/2014 3:03:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 4/8/2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    A Muslim gunman saw a jesuit priest named Fr. Frans van der Lugt in the Syrian city of Homs, opened fire on him and shot him to death. He was killed in the Bustan al-Diwan neighbourhood. Fr Frans van der Lugt He was trapped in the city, alongside numerous other Christians and Muslims, who were all suffering of mass starvation. He lived in Syria for fifty years, and refused to leave his flock. Just a few months before he was murdered, he stated: As long as there is one person from our community left here, I will stay with them....
  • McCain: Jeb Bush 'Smartest Guy I Know on Education'

    04/07/2014 1:18:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 67 replies
    breitbar.com ^ | 4/7/14 | Susan Berry
    In a recent interview with the Tampa Bay Times at the U.S. Capitol, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb. Bush (R) is “the smartest guy I know on education.” McCain reportedly told the Times that he spoke with the former Florida governor a couple weeks ago about education policy. Despite labeling Jeb Bush the most astute person he knows when it comes to education, McCain deflected when asked if Bush’s support for the Common Core could be an issue. “What he did for education in Florida … that’s a clear record of success,” he stated....
  • John McCain Is the Least Popular Senator in the Country(PPP poll we can believe in)

    04/04/2014 2:17:00 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 28 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | March 6, 2014 | Yuval Rosenberg
    Dem polls tells us about McCain popularity. Although this article doesn't tell us but Flake is also unpopular as well. Hopefully we will be able to take Flake out in 4 years and MCCain obviously isn't even going to try for reelection.
  • Analysis: U.S. Cozies Up to Kiev Gov't Including Far Right(McCain pictured next to Neo-Nazi leader?)

    04/04/2014 11:24:37 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 133 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/30/2014 | Alexander Smith
    <p>The U.S. and Europe have been emphatic in their support of the new Ukrainian government – but a significant number of Washington's new bedfellows are members of what some experts class as extreme right-wing parties.</p> <p>When Sen. John McCain traveled to Kiev in December, he told the crowd of 200,000 on Independence Square: "The free world is with you, America is with you, I am with you."</p>
  • Russia Helped Ukraine, But Now Ukraine Needs More, IMF's Lagarde Says

    04/03/2014 11:41:28 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/03/2014 @ 12:22PM | Kenneth Rapoza
    Russia wasn’t all bad for Ukraine. A 45% reduction in the price of natural gas and what was supposed to be an additional $15 billion in aid was a necessary “lifeline”, the International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday. Speakqing to PBS News Hour on April 2, IMF's Managing Director Lagarde said, “The economy of Ukraine was against the wall and heading for disaster. It’s an economy that needed reforms, that Ukraine needed profound transformation of its fiscal policy, monetary policy and on its policy on energy to mention just the key ones. Without the lifeline it was getting...
  • Who Was Right on Russia?

    04/02/2014 6:48:09 AM PDT · by No One Special · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 2, 2014 | Kim Zigfeld
    Two op-ed columns, one from last week by former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and one from six years ago by CNN/Newsweek pundit Fareed Zakaria, highlight the mind-boggling failure of left-wing policy on Russia during the Obama administration, and indicate that our current president has led us down a dead-end street of endless disaster and disgrace. Fareed Zakaria On April 26, 2008, just as that year’s epic presidential campaign shifted into high gear, Newsweek’s Zakaria published a vicious, scathing personal attack on John McCain. Zakaria accused McCain of being mentally ill for advocating the ouster of Russia from the...
  • McCain to Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: I'll Fight for Amnesty as Long as 'I'm Alive and Breathing'

    03/28/2014 2:02:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/28/14 | Tony Lee
    In remarks to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) vowed to fight for amnesty as long as he is a breathing United States Senator. McCain, according to BuzzFeed, also said that if comprehensive immigration reform passes, he would "make sure it is forever called the Edward M. Kennedy immigration bill." McCain and the late Kennedy tried to pass the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill last decade, along with President George W. Bush. Conservatives halted the measure because it would have reduced the wages of American workers while not solving the illegal immigration problem. The high-tech lobby, the...
  • McCain: I want to name America’s new immigration reform law after Ted Kennedy

    03/28/2014 12:49:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2014 | Allahpundit
    A bon mot from his speech last night to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, preserved for posterity on Twitter by Benny Johnson of BuzzFeed. ItÂ’s a testament to MaverickÂ’s eagerness to pander to his audience that heÂ’d say something like this, knowing that House Republicans are already nervous about how amnesty will be received by conservative voters. In fact, a right-wing friend mine of who works in politics saw JohnsonÂ’s tweet and assumed McCain must have been joking. Surely, with immigration reform already imperiled by righty opposition, a GOPer already loathed by tea partiers wouldnÂ’t offer up the effort as...
  • Ted Cruz Blocks Senate From Giving $68 Billion As Gift To IMF…… And Guess What Harry Reid Backs Down

    03/26/2014 5:44:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    video at link
  • How Ted Cruz killed IMF expansion: A timeline

    03/26/2014 5:53:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/26/14 | Matt Lewis
    On Tuesday, Senate Democrats dropped International Monetary Fund reforms that were holding up passage of an aide package for Ukraine. Conservatives declared victory, having always viewed the inclusion of the reforms as (at best) a non sequitur, and (at worst) potentially harmful (as the New York Times reported, the reforms would have ironically given more authority “to emerging economic heavyweights like China, Brazil — and Russia.”) In the end, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s prediction that the GOP-led House wouldn’t pass the bill without stripping the provisions, and Secretary of State John Kerry’s signaling to Majority Leader Harry Reid that...
  • Die Anstalt - Ukraine Maidan [satire by German national TV: McCain, Nuland, 'far-right' connection]

    03/25/2014 8:18:02 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 3 replies
    Die Anstalt - video with English subtitles at link.
  • WH: Sending U.S. Troops, Military Aircraft to Uganda Doesn't Change U.S. Advisory Role

    03/24/2014 5:28:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/24/14 | LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more special operations forces to Uganda to assist in the search for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony. A senior U.S. military official confirmed Monday that the U.S. is sending at least four CV-22 Osprey aircraft about about 150 more Air Force special operations members and airmen to assist local forces in their long-running battle against Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA. The official confirmed the plans, first reported by The Washington Post, on condition of anonymity without authorization to discuss them on the record.
  • Egypt court sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death

    03/24/2014 2:25:40 AM PDT · by Zajko · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 24th March 2014 | BBC
    A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. They were convicted of charges including murdering a policeman and attacks on people and property. The group, members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, are part of a larger trial of more than 1,200 Morsi supporters. Authorities have cracked down harshly on Islamists since Mr Morsi was removed by the military in July. Hundreds have been killed and thousands arrested. The Muslim Brotherhood's general guide Mohammed Badie was among those convicted.
  • Vatican Chief Justice: Obama’s Policies ‘Progressively More Hostile Toward Christian Civilization’

    03/23/2014 10:04:50 AM PDT · by opentalk · 40 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 21, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    President Barack Obama's policies “have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization,” Cardinal Raymond Burke,head of the highest court at the Vatican, said in a recent interview. Cardinal Burke added that Obama wants to restrict religious freedom and force the individuals, outside of his or her place of worship,“to act against his rightly-formed conscience,even in the most serious of moral questions.”… “It is true that the policies of the president of the United States of America have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization. He appears to be a totally secularized man who aggressively promotes anti-life and anti-family policies.” “Now...
  • Ukrainian nationalists force head of main state TV channel to resign (beaten by Svoboda Mob)

    03/18/2014 10:39:37 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    RT ^ | 3-18-14 | RT
    The head of the National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU) has been beaten by members of the nationalist Svoboda party and forced to write a letter of resignation over allegations that his channel aired anti-Ukrainian content. The office of the acting CEO of the National Television Company of Ukraine, Aleksandr Panteleymonov, was stormed by people who claimed to be members of the freedom of speech and information committee. What began as a loud conversation quickly turned into a fight. A video of the incident has been posted online.
  • Ron Paul on Crimea: Why does US Care ?

    03/18/2014 11:16:19 AM PDT · by opentalk · 189 replies
    Politico ^ | March 18, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    Former Rep. Ron Paul says that America’s reaction to Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine should be,“so what?” “Why does the U.S. care which flag will be hoisted on a small piece of land thousands of miles away?” the Texas Republican and libertarian icon wrote in a USA Today op-ed Monday. ...Over the weekend, Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia,which the Russian government has moved to approve. American politicians have called the vote a sham and the administration has said it does not recognize the results of the vote,placing sanctions on some Russian officials in response. Ron...
  • Pushing back on Russia, Biden vows more sanctions

    03/18/2014 9:52:37 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    boston.com ^ | March 18, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN / Associated Press
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Denouncing Russia’s actions in Crimea as ‘‘nothing more than a land grab,’’ Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that the U.S. and Europe will impose further sanctions as Moscow moved to annex part of Ukraine. With limited options, the United States was seeking ways to show it won’t stand idly by as Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty for the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea to join Russia. So far, Putin has been undeterred by sanctions and visa bans levied by the U.S. and the European Union, and there’s no U.S. appetite for military...
  • Pat Buchanan Asks: Is Putin the Irrational One?

    03/18/2014 8:53:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/18/2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Vladimir Putin seems to have lost touch with reality, Angela Merkel reportedly told Barack Obama after speaking with the Russian president. He is "in another world." "I agree with what Angela Merkel said ... that he is in another world," said Madeleine Albright, "It doesn't make any sense." John Kerry made his contribution to the bonkers theory by implying that Putin was channeling Napoleon: "You don't just, in the 21st century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on a completely trumped-up pretext." Now that Putin has taken Crimea without firing a shot, and 95 percent of a...
  • Dutch Welfare Recipient and Jihadi Poses With Five Severed Heads in Syria

    03/18/2014 8:14:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 18,2014 | Jim Hoft
    Dutch jihadi Maar de teksten die K., alias Abudurahman, posed with five severed heads in a recent YouTube video. Tundra Tabloids reported: Abdurahman, apparently a Dutch jihadi from Almere, can be seen on You Tube with a bloody knife behind five cut-off heads. He is originally from Iraq, and has lived more than ten years in The Netherlands. He lived there off of social security as he was found unfit to work and used drugs against claustrophobia and schizophrenia. In 2012 an AFP picture emerged on which Abdurahman could be seen next to a dead body, while he was reading...
  • Cruz Calls For Missiles In Eastern Europe

    03/18/2014 7:12:29 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 57 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 17 Mar 2014 06:24 PM | Jason Devaney
    Sen. Ted Cruz is calling for the Obama administration to place missile installations in Eastern Europe in the wake of Russia’s moves in Ukraine. The Washington Post reports the Texas Republican made the comments during an interview Monday. "Beyond sanctions and aid to Ukraine, the most important thing we could be doing right now, with respect to Russia, is installing anti-ballistic missiles in Eastern Europe," Cruz said. "Appeasement has not worked. After more than five years of being unwilling to stand up to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and Russian aggression, it is time for the United States to honor our...
  • George Soros Predicts Ukraine Could Ruin The EU

    03/17/2014 7:09:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 14, 2014 | Nico Hines
    George Soros, one of the world’s leading investors, has warned that the European Union is in danger of falling apart if it fails to confront Vladimir Putin’s naked aggression in Ukraine.
  • McCain: 'Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country'

    03/17/2014 12:46:18 AM PDT · by kingattax · 72 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-16-14 | Dylan Stableford
    Sen. John McCain returned from a trip to Ukraine on Sunday, calling for "a fundamental re-assessment" of the United States' relationship with Russian Vladimir Putin. “No more reset buttons," McCain told Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union." “No more reset buttons, no more ‘Tell Vladimir I’ll be more flexible.’ Treat him for what he is. That does not mean re-ignition of the Cold War. But it does mean treating him in the way that we understand an individual who believes in restoring the old Russian empire.” McCain, who has been critical of the Obama administration's response to the...
  • Leader of Ukraine's Right Sector, revolution's enforcers, rails against Putin & Jewish oligarchs

    03/15/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 3/15/2014 | Matthew Schofield (McClatchy Foreign Staff)
    KIEV - The man Russian President Vladimir Putin has cast as one of Europe's potential new Adolf Hitlers is a little late for coffee this Saturday morning. Igor Mazur, or Topoyla (Poplar) as he's known because he's 6'7" is the leader of the Ukranian Right Sector at Maidan, Kiev's Independence Square. The Right Sector are the radical nationalists of this Ukranian Revolution. There are others: the right-wing Svoboda (Freedom) Party, for one, which has an actual political following, 12 percent of the vote in the last elections. It used to identify itself as a national socialist movement, just like the...
  • Former McCain Adviser Nicolle Wallace Trashes Sarah Palin on 'The View'

    03/14/2014 3:14:22 PM PDT · by gooblah · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 14 Mar 2014, 3:07 PM PDT | by Tony Lee
    Nicolle Wallace, former adviser to the McCain-Palin 2008 presidential campaign who worked with Steve Schmidt, appeared on The View on Thursday and gushed over Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and even Bill Clinton. Predictably, however, she trashed Sarah Palin. Wallace has tried to blame Palin for the incompetence she and the McCain team displayed during the 2008 campaign against then-Senator Barack Obama. The program played a clip from Game Change, which has been called out for numerous lies and inaccuracies, that allowed Wallace to whack Palin as someone who had a "gap in her knowledge" about issues. She didn't mention that...
  • Senators Head to Ukraine Empty-Handed (McCain mouths off)

    03/14/2014 8:35:18 AM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 14, 2014 | Sarah Mimms
    The infighting has been particularly vexing for McCain, who took to the Senate floor Thursday, after senators had wrapped up their votes for the week, with an impassioned screed against his colleagues who are planning to vote against the aid package over the IMF provision. "You can call yourselves Republicans," McCain continued. "That's fine, because that's your voter registration. Don't call yourself Reagan Republicans. Ronald Reagan would never—would never—let this kind of aggression go unresponded to by the American people." snip McCain was later joined on the floor for a lengthy, heated exchange among several of his GOP colleagues, including...
  • Cruz: Harry Reid thinks Koch brothers are the Grinch who stole Christmas

    03/14/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/14/2014 | Tom Tillison
    As the U.S. Senate took up a bill to provide financial aid to Ukraine, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to object to an IMF bailout Majority Leader Harry Reid attached to the legislation. In the process he blasted Reid for repeatedly demonizing the billionaire Koch brothers - Reid tried to blame the Koch brothers for halting progress on the Ukraine bill. "I'm beginning to think [the Koch brothers] are a character almost out of Dr. Seuss in the majority leader's mind, they are the grinch who stole Christmas in his telling," Cruz said. Cruz accused Reid of "using his...
  • As West Dithers With Weak Sanctions, Putin Moves On Ukraine

    03/14/2014 5:38:14 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 14 March 2014 | Editorial
    Ukraine: Two weeks after Russian troops covertly slipped into Crimea and took over, the consequences of U.S. passivity are clear: some 80,000 Russian troops amassing on Ukraine's border, three hours from Kiev. It's no surprise that they should be: The lack of leadership seen from the U.S. and the European Union in these lost days has been read as a green light for Russia to make a final grab for Ukraine.
  • China warns of dangerous Russia sanctions 'spiral'

    03/13/2014 5:29:43 PM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 13, 2014 | Noah Barkin and Andreas Rinke
    China's top envoy to Germany has warned the West against punishing Russia with sanctions for its intervention in Ukraine, saying such measures could lead to a dangerous chain reaction that would be difficult to control. In an interview with Reuters days before the European Union is threatening to impose its first sanctions on Russia since the Cold War, ambassador Shi Mingde issued the strongest warning against such measures by any top Chinese official to date. "We don't see any point in sanctions," Shi said. "Sanctions could lead to retaliatory action, and that would trigger a spiral with unforeseeable consequences. We...
  • Russia Must Stop U.S. Expansion in Ukraine [Propaganda Alert]

    03/13/2014 10:29:12 PM PDT · by No One Special · 36 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | March 14, 2014 | Sergei Markov
    Today, as a result of the Ukrainian crisis, U.S.-Russian relations have hit their lowest point since the invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 or of Czechoslovakia in 1969 — or perhaps even since they bottomed out during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Crimean crisis, which began as a power struggle between the ruling authorities in Kiev and opposition forces, transformed in to an attempt to overthrow Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych by pro-Western and nationalist opposition forces with the support of the U.S. and European Union. The crisis escalated into a conflict between the U.S. and Russia after the West supported a...
  • Ukrainians and Russians clash March 13th on the streets of Donetsk [video]

    03/14/2014 12:16:51 AM PDT · by No One Special · 21 replies
    Last night, March 13th, on the streets of Donetsk, Russians and Ukrainians clash. Very violent and very good quality film by Vice News. Link is to youtube video.
  • Ukraine: Who's doing the sniping?

    03/12/2014 9:13:44 PM PDT · by varmintman · 22 replies
    SCGNews
    Apparently going viral tonight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fWkfpGCAAuw
  • Russian Troops Engage in War Games Near Ukraine

    03/14/2014 3:47:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    ABCNews.go.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Mike Eckel,Vladimir Isachenkov
    Russia conducted new military maneuvers near its border with Ukraine on Thursday, and President Vladimir Putin said the world shouldn't blame his country for what he called Ukraine's "internal crisis." In Crimea, where the public will vote on Sunday whether to break away from Ukraine and become part of Russia, jittery residents lined up at their banks to withdraw cash from their accounts amid uncertainty over the future of the peninsula, which Russian troops now control.
  • John Kerry: Russia has until Monday to reverse course in Ukraine

    03/13/2014 11:59:01 AM PDT · by Errant · 141 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 13 March 2014 | Susan Crabtree
    Secretary of State John Kerry warned of serious repercussions for Russia on Monday if last-ditch talks over the weekend to resolve the crisis in Ukraine failed to persuade Moscow to soften its stance. Kerry will travel to London for a Friday meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ahead of a Sunday referendum vote in the Crimea region to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. U.S. and European officials argue that Moscow is orchestrating the referendum and waging an intimidation campaign with thousands of Russian troops controlling the region. If Russian-backed lawmakers in Crimea go through with the...