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  • ISIS claims responsibility for stabbing rampage in Russia

    08/20/2017 6:24:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 8/19/2017
    (London Independent) ISIS has claimed responsibility for a stabbing attack in Russia that injured eight people, the group’s Amaq news agency has said. A man was shot dead by police after knifing people apparently at random in the Siberian city of Surgut on Saturday morning. Russian authorities earlier declined to comment on whether the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack and were said to be keeping an open mind about the attacker’s motive.
  • ISIS claims responsibility for Russian knife rampage which left seven injured

    08/19/2017 7:48:20 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | 8-19-17 | SIMON OSBORNE
    ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a knife rampage in the Russian city of Surgut which left seven people injured and the attacker dead. snip A spokeswoman for the local Russian law enforcement committee said: "A man was running along the main streets stabbing people. "The committee is investigating attempted murder.” She confirmed the attacker has been killed.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Anti-Trump AG Raked In Campaign Donations From An Oil Tycoon With Ties To Putin

    08/19/2017 2:42:45 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/19/2017 | Chris White
    One of the attorneys general who has sought probes against the Trump administration has accepted large individual campaign donations from an energy tycoon with connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has accepted more than $60,000 in small donations from Leonard Blavatnik, a Ukrainian-born energy billionaire with ties to Russian oligarchs, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation examination of the Democrat’s financial disclosure reports . Blavatnik plowed $25,000 into Schneiderman’s political war chest in January of 2017 – his generous contribution was one of the largest individual donations given to the New York Democrat...
  • Beyond the fake news, a real scandal of Clinton collusion with Ukraine

    08/19/2017 5:56:42 AM PDT · by ptsal · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2017 | L. Todd Wood
    The “Trump colluded with Russia” narrative is alive and well in the United States.**snip**The Associated Press and The New York Times reported this week that a Ukrainian hacker named “Profexer” had turned himself in and is now a cooperating witness for the FBI. **snip**Evidence has been released suggesting DNC operatives may have worked with the government of Ukraine to manufacture evidence against Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s onetime campaign manager who has emerged as a central figure in the Russian meddling probe. After speaking with the Ukrainian National Anti-corruption Bureau (NABU), I wrote in this space a year ago that they...
  • Russia's Super Strange Kiev-Class Aircraft Carriers: Submarine and Carrier-Killer?

    08/18/2017 8:25:49 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The National Interest ^ | AUGUST 18, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    At the tail end of the Cold War, the Soviet Union produced a number of unique aircraft carriers. Known as the Kiev class, the carriers were the Soviets’ initial foray into the world of fixed wing naval aviation, and the only Soviet carriers to become fully operational. The story of the Kiev carriers is also the story of a land power forging a path to become a naval power, seeking to realize a fleet that could challenge the mighty U.S. Navy. The Kiev-class aircraft carriers had their origins in the tenure of Admiral Sergei Gorshkov. Appointed by Nikita Khrushchev to...
  • White House lawyer Cobb predicts quick end to Mueller probe

    08/18/2017 3:38:04 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 18, 2017 | Karen Freifeld
    (Reuters) - The White House lawyer brought in to deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election said he believed the focus of the probe was "narrow" and the aspects related to President Donald Trump should be completed before the end of the year. The lawyer, Ty Cobb, who joined the White House staff on July 31, made the comments in interviews with Reuters on Tuesday and Wednesday. He declined to provide specifics backing his outlook, which contradicts media reports that the scope of Mueller’s probe is expanding and the views of several outside...
  • Rohrabacher: Assange Info Will Have ‘Earth-Shattering Political Impact’

    08/18/2017 3:07:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 17, 2017 | Eric Garcia
    Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who the congressman said denied that Russia was involved in sending him emails from the Democratic National Committee. WikiLeaks published emails from the Democratic National Committee, which led to the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “He reaffirmed his aggressive denial that the Russians had anything to do with the hacking of the DNC during the election," Rohrabacher said of Assange, the Orange County Register reported. Rohrabacher’s statements come despite the fact that U.S. intelligence authorities have said with “high confidence” that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential...
  • Trump's attacks could leave him friendless if impeachment comes

    08/17/2017 9:48:02 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 100 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2017 | Richard Cowan
    President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Republican senators, an approach he may regret if he is someday impeached and the Senate has to weigh charges against him stemming from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. More than half of the 11 Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which would be central to any proceeding to remove Trump from office, have tangled with the Republican president, including on Thursday when he fired off early-morning tweets.
  • Russia rolls out the ‘Night Hunter’ chopper to slay ISIS

    08/17/2017 8:49:35 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | August 16, 2017 | NIKOLAI LITOVKIN
    A new version of the Mi-28UB “Night Hunter” - a modern attack helicopter - will be transported to Russia’s air base in Syria in the coming weeks. The war machine’s manufacturers are keen to test its modified armor and missiles on the front line. A military industrial source told RBTH this: “Russian Helicopters [corporation] strengthened the helicopter’s front armor and enhanced its ‘brains.’ ” So in the very near future, an advanced version of the “battle bird” will be carrying out search and destroy missions against ISIS in the Middle East. One of the chopper’s new features gives full control...
  • Russia’s ‘Mini Red October’ Subs Will Lack Advanced Propulsion System

    08/16/2017 7:22:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | AUGUST 17, 2017 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    Project 677 Lada-class diesel-electric attack submarines will lack air-independent propulsion systems (AIP) for the foreseeable future, the head of Russian-state owned Admiralty Shipyards, Alexander Buzakov, revealed in a recent interview with Russian media this month. Buzakov confirmed that the third and fourth boat of the class will operate without AIP. AIP vastly improves the underwater endurance of a submarine by allowing it to operate its propulsion system without access to atmospheric oxygen. Given that there is less need for AIP subs to surface or use a snorkel to charge their batteries, the stealth capability of any boat fitted with this...
  • REPORT: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Ready to Reveal Proof Russia Didn’t Hack the DNC

    08/16/2017 6:25:33 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/16/17 | Joshua Caplan
    In a major development, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told Rep. Dana Rohrabacher that he is ready to provide information proving Russia did not hack the Democratic National Committee.
  • The Nation (magazine) is reviewing a story casting doubt on Russian hack of DNC

    08/16/2017 6:56:46 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/15/2017 | Erik Wemple
    There is some discontent in the Nation. Staffers and contributors at the storied lefty magazine have raised concerns about an Aug. 9 piece by contributing writer Patrick Lawrence under the headline, “A New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year’s DNC Hack.” Based on technical evaluations, the article called into question the consensus view of U.S. intelligence agencies that the email disclosures last year from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) — which assisted the campaign of Donald Trump — were the work of Russian actors. The whole thing could have been the work of an internal leaker, notes the article....
  • Russia has all grounds, opportunities to supply engines for N.Korean missiles-Ukraine’s...

    08/16/2017 1:36:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    UNIAN ^ | 16 August 2017
    Russia has all grounds, opportunities to supply engines for N.Korean missiles – Ukraine’s State Space Agency Given Moscow’s friendly relations with Pyongyang and the availability of seven to 20 pieces of ready-made "Tsyklon 2" and "Tsyklon 3" rockets, Russia has every reason and opportunity for the supply to North Korea of missile engines and technology that can be used for military purposes, acting chief of the State Space Agency of Ukraine Yury Radchenko told a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday. At the press conference, the official refuted the report by The New York Times claiming that the success of...
  • ‘Drive Russians Bananas’ With Rockets In Boxes: CSIS On Hidden Missiles

    08/15/2017 8:44:26 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | August 14, 2017 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    “All warfare is based on deception,” Sun Tzu wrote 2,500 years ago. It’s a lesson the US military largely forgot after the Cold War, when we got in the habit of building huge, easily targeted bases. Now we must relearn deception as Russia, China, and other adversaries field, not only their own precision weapons, but the satellites, drones, and other sensors to find targets for them. But what does deception mean in the 21st century? Once it required recruiting courtesans as spies and camouflaging troops with tree branches and green facepaint. Now it involves putting out fake news on Facebook...
  • What if the DNC Russian “hack” was really a leak after all? (Salon swallows the red pill)

    08/15/2017 7:28:45 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 78 replies
    Salon ^ | Aug 15, 2017 | Danielle Ryan
    Last week the respected left-liberal magazine The Nation published an explosive article that details in great depth the findings of a new report — authored in large part by former U.S. intelligence officers — which claims to present forensic evidence that the Democratic National Committee was not hacked by the Russians in July 2016. Instead, the report alleges, the DNC suffered an insider leak, conducted in the Eastern time zone of the United States by someone with physical access to a DNC computer. This report also claims there is no apparent evidence that the hacker known as Guccifer 2.0 —...
  • Former Mueller Aide on CNN: The Government Is Out to Kill Trump

    08/14/2017 3:47:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush ^ | August 14, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I get this note: “Hey, Rush, it’s not the Russia thing. That’s been debunked. It’s now just the get-Trump thing.” Well, the Russia thing has not been debunked. It may be to you and me. Remember last week, ladies and gentlemen, I shared with you this epic piece in The Nation magazine? It was written by Patrick Lawrence. Leftist. And I guarantee you reading this thing just itself was a chore just by virtue of the way the man uses the English language. But he hired an investigative team of forensics to actually look at all the evidence, the...
  • Former NSA Tech Director Bill Binney Outlines DNC Emails Were a Leak, Not a Russian Hack (VIDEO)

    08/15/2017 5:14:18 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 14 2017 | Sundance
    Former NSA Technical Director Bill Binney outlines how the 2016 DNC emails were actually taken by a leaker using a portable storage device, and not taken by a computer hack initiated by the vast Russian enterprise. Mr. Binney’s outline on Tucker Carlson mirrors a previous new discussion that was reported within The Nation –See Here– A generally far-left media outlet. The reality that it was an internal leak further advances the possibility that DNC employee Seth Rich was actually the person who took the DNC email data after becoming disenfranchised by the DNC intentionally undermining Bernie Sanders and aiding candidate...
  • The New York Times wants us to believe communists have better sex

    08/14/2017 3:40:11 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2017 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    In Sunday’s New York Times, Kristen Ghodsee paints a glowing picture of women’s lives in the former Soviet Union. From full voting rights in 1917, liberalized divorce laws, high labor force participation – and yes, reportedly better sex – life was supposedly much better for women. Ghodsee writes, “Although the Communists never fully reformed domestic patriarchy, Communist women enjoyed a degree of self-sufficiency that few Western women could have imagined.” Of course, full voting rights don’t count for very much when there is always only one candidate allowed on the ballot.
  • The New York Times wants us to believe communists have better sex

    08/14/2017 2:15:49 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    In Sunday’s New York Times, Kristen Ghodsee paints a glowing picture of women’s lives in the former Soviet Union. From full voting rights in 1917, liberalized divorce laws, high labor force participation – and yes, reportedly better sex – life was supposedly much better for women. Ghodsee writes, “Although the Communists never fully reformed domestic patriarchy, Communist women enjoyed a degree of self-sufficiency that few Western women could have imagined.” Of course, full voting rights don’t count for very much when there is always only one candidate allowed on the ballot. But there is a more fundamental problem with Ghodsee’s...
  • Is There An Obstruction Of Justice Taking Place In Special Counsel Mueller’s Russia Investigation?

    08/14/2017 8:23:21 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    On May 22, 2017, Kim Dotcom posted a statement to his website claiming to have information relevant to the investigation into the July 2016 murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. Dotcom claimed that he had proof that Rich was the source of the 2016 Democratic National Committee email leak, and that he was willing to provide evidence if US special counsel Robert Mueller could guarantee his safe passage from New Zealand to the United States. Apparently, Mueller did not consider Kim Dotcom’s offer of evidence. However, the New Zealand tech billionaire and his lawyers sent a direct letter to Mueller....