Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,510
Woo hoo!! And the first 23% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: putinsbuttboys

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • What are advanced missiles doing in Syria?

    04/18/2019 12:30:05 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 4/17/19 | Gary Willig
    New satellite photos published by ImageSat International (ISI) revealed that the Russian military has been deploying ballistic missile systems in Syria, according to the photographs, which are surface-to-surface missile systems capable of reaching 500 kilometers (310 miles). The Russian army has been training the deployment of an Iskander missile system at the Russian Air Force base in Syria, the Russian news agency IRNA reported. The Iskander missiles, or the SS-26, are ground-to-ground missiles designed for a range of 500 kilometers. These missiles are very effective because of their accuracy and because of their heavy warhead weighing about half a ton....

    04/18/2019 5:11:44 AM PDT · by Cronos · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 16 April 2019 | JP
    Though Islamic State's ultra radical interpretation of Sunni Islam has been repudiated by the Islamic mainstream, the legacy of its violence has affected perceptions of faith. KOBANI, Syria - A community of Syrians who converted to Christianity from Islam is growing in Kobani, a town besieged by Islamic State for months, and where the tide turned against the militants four years ago. The converts say the experience of war and the onslaught of a group claiming to fight for Islam pushed them towards their new faith. After a number of families converted, the Syrian-Turkish border town's first evangelical church opened...
  • Imam of Tehran’s Friday prayers wears IRGC uniform, says its missiles can level Israel to the ground

    04/15/2019 12:03:30 AM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | APR 14, 2019 9:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Iran: Imam of Tehran’s Friday prayers wears IRGC uniform, says its missiles can level Israel to the ground “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may strike terror in the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know, whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged.” (Qur’an 8:60) “Movahedi-Kermani also threatened Israel, saying that the IRGC missiles are capable to level Israel to the ground. (Supplied),”...
  • Hungary’s top diplomat praises Trump on NATO push, contrasts against Obama-era ‘lecturing’

    04/16/2019 11:09:02 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16 2019 | Adam Shaw
    NEW YORK -- Hungary’s top diplomat, in an interview with Fox News, praised President Trump’s push for NATO partners to boost military spending -- and said the administration's treatment of Central European countries as allies represents a stark contrast from what he called the “lecturing” of the Obama years. “Since the current administration has been in power, the relationship has totally changed and the relationship is based on mutual respect which used not to be the case,” Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told Fox News. “So before this administration took office, ‘lecturing’ was basically the right expression to describe our relationship.”...
  • Kurds in Fateful Triangle as US Moves to Redeploy IS Terror Groups

    04/16/2019 8:34:40 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 31 replies
    Strategic Culture Foundation ^ | April 6, 2019 | Finian CUNNINGHAM
    Kurdish fighters have been used by the US to ostensibly defeat the remaining Islamic State holdouts in eastern Syria. But what is emerging is not a final defeat of the terrorists, more a redeployment to further destabilize the Arab country. Potentially, the Kurds could wind up not with the regional autonomy they desire, but as part of a rebranded American dirty war army whose ranks include the very terrorist the Kurdish militias have been successfully battling against.

    04/13/2019 7:26:56 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    jpost ^ | 4/13/19 | Yasser Okbi/Maariv
    The Israeli Air Force attacked Syrian targets near the city of Hama, killing two Iranians, according to Syrian media outlets and foreign accounts reported on Saturday. The reports attributed the attacks to Israel, noting that it was carried out from Lebanese airspace. Following the attack, and allegedly two Iranian soldiers were killed and several buildings were destroyed. The attack was reportedly carried out on a military base under the control of Iranian forces, and was attacked several times in the past. In the social networks, the surfers posted a record of the attacks and missiles fired at the site, accusing...
  • NGO Says Venezuela Deadlier than Syria: ‘Worst Humanitarian Crisis in History of Americas’

    04/13/2019 10:13:14 AM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Apr 2019 | EDWIN MORA
    Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro has triggered the “worst humanitarian crisis in the history of the Americas” with the help of Cuba, Russia, China, and terrorist groups, the executive director of the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC) told Breitbart News Friday. The deteriorating security, political, and humanitarian conditions in Venezuela are comparable to those in war-ravaged Syria, Juan Antonio Blanco, the director, wrote in a report he co-authored with other Cuban and Venezuelan experts. In the report issued Friday, FHRC declared: Citizen insecurity, added to political repression, has left more than 24,000 violent deaths [in Venezuela] in 2018,...
  • Paul Manafort Was an Agent of Ukraine, Not Russia

    03/09/2019 7:32:00 PM PST · by NorseViking · 27 replies
    NR by Yahoo ^ | March 9, 2019
    Have you ever noticed what Paul Manafort’s major crime was? After two years of investigation, after the predawn raid in which his wife was held at gunpoint, after months of solitary confinement that have left him a shell of his former self, have you noticed what drew the militant attention of the Obama Justice Department, the FBI, and, ultimately, a special counsel who made him the centerpiece of Russia-gate? According to the indictment Robert Mueller filed against him, Manafort was an unregistered “agent of the Government of Ukraine.” He also functioned as an agent of Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s president from...
  • Iranian Lawmakers Open Parliament with ‘Death to America’ Chants

    04/09/2019 11:02:50 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Apr 2019 | SIMON KENT
    Iranian lawmakers opened a new session of the country’s Parliament on Tuesday with chants of “Death to America.” The taunt was meant as a response to the White House’s designation of Iran’s elite paramilitary Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) a foreign terrorist organization. Iran’s Supreme National Security Council also registered its displeasure by calling the U.S. Central Command, known as CENTCOM, and all its forces as “terrorists”, and labeling the U.S. a “supporter of terrorism.” Iran’s parliament then played its part, with members dressed in the IRGC uniform as they chanted:
  • Netanyahu Plays Pre-Election Trump Card: Settlement Annexation

    04/07/2019 2:52:58 PM PDT · by onyx · 32 replies
    OAN Newsroom ^ | April 7, 2019 | Jeffrey Heller
    A general view shows the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit in the Israeli-occupied West Bank April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun Palestinians voiced alarm while Israelis weighed the gravity on Sunday of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s sudden election promise to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.Some Israeli commentators saw the right-wing leader’s pledge on Saturday, as Tuesday’s national ballot approaches, as mainly a bid to siphon votes from ultranationalist rivals long advocating annexation. But after years of resisting far-right calls to formally put West Bank land captured in the 1967 Middle East war under permanent Israeli hold, Netanyahu...
  • Putin has big problems on the Russian home front

    04/06/2019 5:32:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/06/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Things aren't looking so strong for Russian strongman Vladimir Putin on his home front. As Russia callously props up the brutal Marxist Maduro dictatorship in Venezuela, presumably to get repaid on billions in loans from the socialist hellhole, as well as to take a slap at us, Putin is neglecting Russia's economy back home, prompting some scary reports about Russian poverty and a new report that Russians want to flee. Here's what U.S. News & World Report has about desire to leave: A NEW HIGH OF one-in-five Russians say that, if they could, they would like to leave their country. According to a new Gallup poll,...
  • CNN reporter says Haifa is in the 'West Bank'

    04/06/2019 11:11:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/4/19 | Marcy Oster
    CNN’s Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour identified Haifa in northern Israel as being located in the 'West Bank,' the Jordanian name for Judea and Samaria, in introducing a Palestinian Arab human rights lawyer. Amanpour made the gaffe on Wednesday during her global affairs interview program on CNN. She introduced human rights lawyer Diana Buttu to respond to an interview with Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon, who discussed the as yet unveiled United States peace plan. “Diana Buttu is a human rights lawyer and she joins me from Haifa, on the West Bank,” Amanpour said. In a...
  • Russia wins WTO ‘national security’ case in potential boost for Trump

    04/05/2019 6:45:07 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 19 replies
    Russia won a dispute about “national security” at the World Trade Organization on Friday, in a ruling over a Ukrainian railway dispute that may also lend support to global automobile tariffs that could be imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump. The WTO panel ruling, the first ever on the right to a national security exemption from the global trade rules, can be appealed. The panel also confirmed the WTO’s right to review national security claims, denting U.S. claims that national security was not subject to review by the global trade body. The panel also confirmed the WTO’s right to review...
  • Congress invokes powers to challenge Trump on war in Yemen

    04/04/2019 6:16:50 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 69 replies
    AP ^ | 4/4/2019 | SUSANNAH GEORGE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting a plank of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, the House on Thursday invoked never-before-used powers to demand that his administration withdraw support from the Saudi-led war in Yemen . The Senate passed the same resolution in March with bipartisan support. Trump is expected to issue a veto of the measure , his second as president, and Congress does not have the votes to override him.
  • Israel's Netanyahu to meet Putin in Moscow on Thursday

    04/02/2019 11:50:04 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 11 replies
    Reuters by Yahoo ^ | April 2, 2019
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will fly to Moscow on Thursday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Israeli leader's office said on Tuesday. The statement did not elaborate on the intended topics of discussion. The two leaders will meet five days before Israel's April 9 election in which the right-wing Netanyahu faces a strong challenge from a centrist candidate. On Monday, Netanyahu told reporters he and Putin spoke by telephone about Syria, whose Russian-backed president, Bashar al-Assad, has been gaining ground in an eight-year civil war.
  • Abbas: U.S. to allow Israel to annex parts of West Bank, give Hamas Gaza

    04/01/2019 5:16:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 1, 2019 | Tovah Lazaroff, Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian leader spoke in advance of the anticipated roll out of what US President Donald Trump is calling the “Plan of the Century” to resolve the Israeli-Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Trump Administration will allow Israel to annex portions of the West Bank and split the Gaza Strip from the West Bank so that it can be a state of its own, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday. Speaking at the Arab League summit in Tunisia, "What is coming from the US is more dangerous and serious,” he said. “The US will tell Israel, annex part of the Palestinian...
  • Comic likely to top first round as Ukraine chooses president

    03/31/2019 7:24:49 AM PDT · by Mariner · 7 replies
    AFP via Yahoo Australia ^ | March 31st, 2019 | by Olga SHYLENKO with Vasyl TRUKHAN
    A comedian whose political experience is limited to playing the president on TV vowed to tackle Ukraine's corruption, as he voted Sunday in the first stage of a presidential election he is tipped to win. Actor Volodymyr Zelensky's bid began as a long shot but he has leapfrogged establishment politicians amid public anger over graft and stagnating living standards. "A new life is beginning, a good life, without corruption, without bribes," the 41-year-old told journalists as he voted with his wife at a Kiev polling station. If elected, the entertainer will take the reins of a country fighting Russia-backed separatists...
  • New Middle East Alliance Shakes World Powers

    03/31/2019 9:40:11 AM PDT · by amorphous · 63 replies
    Oil Price dot Com ^ | 28 March 2019 | By Yossef Bodansky
    A new bloc is emerging in the greater Middle East with the declared objectives of dominating the entire Arab world, confronting and containing the US and its allies; and controlling and benefiting from the entire hydro-carbon economy, from production to transportation. The leading members of the new bloc are Turkey, Iran, and Qatar; with Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan submitting to the new bloc. Russian experts call the new bloc “the Middle Eastern Entente”. The key to the success of the bloc is the emerging correlation of influence of the great powers in the af-termath of the wars in Syria...
  • What are Russia's four main contributions to Iran's nuclear program?

    11/22/2006 10:31:26 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 1,572+ views ^ | Edward Jay Epstein
    What are Russia's four main contributions to Iran's nuclear program? Russia, as the prime subcontractor for Iran's nuclear program, is providing: 1) Six nuclear reactors for Iran. Four are at Bushehr and two are at Akhvaz. 2) A uranium-conversion plant at Bushehr that can be used for uranium enrichment. 3) An exemption in the UN resolution on Iran. In its draft resosultion the Russians have exempted “materials, equipment, technology" used at Bushehr 1. This exemption will allow Iran to convert the lightly-enriched fuel in the light-water nuclear reactor into weapon-grade 235. It need only remove fuel rods from Bushehr, then...
  • Russia may go ahead with Iran missile deal

    10/25/2009 6:05:54 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 1,076+ views
    Space War ^ | 10/23/2009 | Staff Writers
    As the United States and its allies haggle with Iran over its nuclear program, Moscow has fueled Western unease about its military links to Tehran by pledging to continue selling arms to the Islamic republic. This has raised speculation that it may brush aside the strident objections of the United States and Israel and supply Iran with advanced S-300PMU surface-to-air missiles that would greatly enhance its defenses against airstrikes. The Russians, who have rejected the proposed imposition of economic sanctions on Iran as "counterproductive," are keeping the waters muddied with contradictory and ambiguous statements regarding the S-300s. On Wednesday, Russia's...