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  • Russia And The West's Insane Syrian War

    09/26/2016 3:45:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 26, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Russia and the West are fighting to decide whether Syria will be run by Sunni Islamists backed by Saudi Arabia or Shiite Islamists backed by Iran. This insane civil war has burned up countless lives, not to mention plenty of dollars, rubles, euros and pounds. The only certain winners of this war, once the dust has settled, will chant “Allahu Akbar” and call for the death of the infidels. Sadly this is nothing new. Russia got the PLO started before Bill Clinton decided to become its sugar daddy. Smuggling weapons to the Mujahedeen to fight the Russians got us into...
  • Russian NGO blocks entrance to Jock Sturges exhibition in Moscow

    09/26/2016 12:44:10 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 12 replies
    TASS ^ | September 25, 15:54
    MOSCOW, September 25. /TASS/. The Officers of a Russia's non-governmental organization have blocked the entrance to the exhibition of the U.S. photographer Jock Sturges in Moscow in a protest against promoting his works, the organization’s head, and chair of the Public Chamber’s defense commission, Anton Tsvetkov said on Sunday. "If considered in Russia, the works by Jock Sturges could be qualified as a crime." "Right, he could have become famous by good pictures, but remember, this man used to participate in crimes. And he likewise was brought to responsibility also in the United States, though later on was justified. But...
  • Hillary staffer left classified document in Russian hotel room

    09/25/2016 10:45:58 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2016 | John Smith
    When Hillary chastises Trump for supposedly being allied with Putin or claims that the Russians hacked the DNC email, she should really reflect on her own staff’s actions in aiding and abetting Putin’s intelligence gathering. Russian TV reports that the FBI discovered another security violation when US Diplomatic Security (DS) found a classified document from then Sec State Clinton’s briefing book left behind in a Russian hotel room. Monica Hanley, one of Hillary’s former aides, was given a diplomatic pouch with the Sec State’s briefing book and took the pouch to the suite of the Russian hotel she was sharing...
  • Russia Issues New “R.O.E.” in Syria: Any Aircraft Threatening the Syrian Army WILL BE SHOT DOWN

    09/23/2016 2:25:54 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 101 replies
    MyDailyInformer.com ^ | 21SEP2016 | Staff Writer
    After the United States and "Coalition" aircraft attacked Syrian Army positions "by mistake" – which killed 62 and injured over 100 Syrian Soldiers – Russia says the next mistake will be the pilot's last, as new Rules of Engagement are now in effect. Two days ago, on 17 September, US-led coalition jets bombed Syrian government forces’ positions near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, killing 62 troops and "paving the way" for Islamic State militants, the Syrian Army General Command told the state television. The bombing took place on al-Tharda Mountain in the region of Deir ez-Zor and caused casualties...
  • No-fly zone would ‘require war with Syria and Russia’ – top US general

    09/25/2016 4:32:39 PM PDT · by Mariner · 74 replies
    Russia Today ^ | September 22nd, 2016 | Unattributed
    Speaking to the US Senate, the Pentagon’s leaders blamed Russia for the Aleppo aid convoy attack, but admitted they “had no facts.” Only US coalition planes should be allowed over Syria, they said, though that would require war against both Syria and Russia. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, faced the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday to report on the ongoing military operations and “national security challenges” faced by the US. They also asked the senators for more reliable funding, saying the uncertainty was hurting the defense industry. “Not only...
  • Relics Of Russian Orthodox Saint Set To Spend Six Months In Space

    09/25/2016 1:46:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty ^ | 9/25/16 | Robert Coalson, Lilya Palveleva
    The influence of the Russian Orthodox Church in the country's political and social life has grown markedly in the 15 years since President Vladimir Putin came to power. But the church's intrusion into the realm of space exploration has particularly raised eyebrows.After spending nearly nine decades forgotten in a Moscow storeroom during the Soviet era, some relics of Russian Orthodox St. Serafim of Sarov should soon be circling the globe aboard the International Space Station (ISS). When the next mission to the ISS blasts off, a box containing a tiny relic of Serafim's body will be strapped to the chest...
  • Syria’s Su-24 Bombers Have Become Its Most Proficient Hospital-Destroyers

    09/25/2016 1:52:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 24, 2016 | TOM COOPER
    While Russian Su-24M/M2/SVP-24s are usually armed with only four bombs, Assadist Su-24MK2s carry much heftier loads of eight to 10 FAB-250M-62s or FAB-250–270s or five FAB-500M-62s. Photo via Y. A. In 1988, Syria placed an order for 48 Sukhoi Su-24MK fighter-bombers and expressed interest in obtaining additional examples. While 24 of these were delivered in 1990 and 1991, Moscow suspended further arms deliveries because Damascus began refusing to pay some old debts. The Su-24 thus entered service with № 819 Squadron of the Syrian Arab Air Force based at Tiyas Air Base, or T-4, while the planned second unit was...
  • Post Warns Trump Election "Blows Chance for Confronting Russia" [semi-satire]

    09/23/2016 5:28:41 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Sep 2016 | John Semmens
    Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor of the Washington Post, issued a stern warning to voters that "the election of Donald Trump would risk undermining our opportunity to blunt Russian imperialism in Syria. The United States is far stronger than Putin's Russia. We must not let them succeed." "In contrast," the Diehl pointed out, "Secretary Clinton understands the importance of maintaining a balance of power between the Assad regime and the Islamic State in the region and can be counted on to reject Putin's plea that the United States and Russia forge a common front against Islamic terrorism." Trump campaign...
  • This Is How Russia Bombed the U.N. Convoy

    09/22/2016 10:03:22 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 21, 2016 | By Pierre Vaux
    The international reaction to Monday night’s devastating attack on an aid convoy in the Syrian town of Urem al-Kubra has been swift and furious. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in an unusually forthright speech at the General Assembly, described the attack as “savage and apparently deliberate.” He concluded by saying the fate of Syria could not depend on the “future of one man,” namely Bashar al-Assad. According to a statement released Wednesday by the Free Syrian Army, 31 people in total died—19 civilians and 12 aid workers. The director of the local branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), Omar...
  • Russia Furious as US blames it for Syria aid strike

    09/22/2016 8:25:22 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-20-2016 | Na
    Russia furious as US blames it for Syria aid strike (P) AFP•September 20, 2016(p) A damaged truck carrying aid is seen on the side of the road in the town of Orum al-Kubra on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 20, 2016View photos A damaged truck carrying aid is seen on the side of the road in the town of Orum al-Kubra on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 20, 2016 (AFP Photo/Omar Haj Kadour)(p) Moscow (AFP) - Moscow reacted furiously Tuesday to "unsubstantiated" accusations from the United...
  • Top Military Officer: Bad Idea to Share Syria Intelligence With Russians

    09/22/2016 12:51:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/22/16 | Morgan Chalfant
    Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday that it would be a bad idea to share intelligence with Russia on the conflict in Syria. “The U.S. military role will not include intelligence sharing with the Russians,” Dunford told lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee at a hearing on U.S. national security challenges and ongoing military operations. “I do not believe it would be a good idea to share intelligence with the Russians.” The comments by the highest-ranking military officer Thursday morning are out of step with the Obama administration’s latest efforts to solve...
  • Russia Spies Operated in Iraq Through 2003

    03/24/2006 2:23:54 PM PST · by redlenses · 22 replies · 829+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | Mar 24, 2006 | MIKE ECKEL
    Russia Spies Operated in Iraq Through 2003 Mar 24 3:48 PM US/Eastern By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer MOSCOW Russia had a military intelligence unit operating in Iraq up through the 2003 U.S. invasion and fall of Baghdad, a Russian analyst said Friday. A Pentagon report said Russia provided Saddam Hussein with intelligence on U.S. military movements and plans. The unclassified report does not assess the value of the information or provide details beyond citing two captured Iraqi documents that say the Russians collected information from sources "inside the American Central Command" and that battlefield intelligence was provided to Saddam...
  • Rasputin (Boney M) - 1970s

    09/22/2016 1:46:11 AM PDT · by odds · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 22/09/2016 | Me
    Nothing special. A YouTube video of Boney-M and one of their popular songs "Rasputin". It is funny in today's social & political context. Check out the Italian presenter with his bouffant hairdo.. if you speak Italian it'd be a bonus.
  • Islamic State Crows As Russia And America Trade Blows

    09/21/2016 4:26:11 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/21/16 | David Singer
    Wake up Russia and America Islamic State combatants were no doubt jumping with joy following botched airstrikes against them by American, Australian and British warplanes in Syria that accidentally killed at least 60 Syrian soldiers and wounded more than 100. The 15-member United Nations (UN) Security Council met on 17 September after Russia demanded an emergency session to discuss the American-led airstrike fiasco. The U.S. ambassador to the UN - Samantha Power - chastised Russia for the move:
  • 30 Israeli, Foreign Intelligence Officers Killed in Russia's Caliber Missile Attack in Aleppo

    09/21/2016 4:07:21 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 34 replies
    Farsi News ^ | 09/21/2016
    30 Israeli, Foreign Intelligence Officers Killed in Russia's Caliber Missile Attack in Aleppo http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950631000607 Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:12 30 Israeli, Foreign Intelligence Officers Killed in Russia's Caliber Missile Attack in Aleppo TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian warships stationed in Syria's coastal waters targeted and destroyed a foreign military operations room, killing over two dozen Israeli and western intelligence officers. "The Russian warships fired three Caliber missiles at the foreign officers' coordination operations room in Dar Ezza region in the Western part of Aleppo near Sam'an mountain, killing 30 Israeli and western officers," the Arabic-language service of Russia's Sputnik news agency...
  • Presidents can't ignore relations with Russia

    09/21/2016 1:04:18 PM PDT · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 9/21 | peter lucas
    What's wrong with getting along with Russia's Vladimir Putin? It is an idea that should be embraced, not rejected. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, an aristocrat, got along with the Soviet Union dictator Joe Stalin, a former bank robber. They had nothing in common. But they joined forces and together defeated Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany to win World War II
  • Russia 'to revive the KGB' after Putin wins biggest majority

    09/19/2016 8:56:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19 September 2016 • 3:39PM | Marc Bennetts
    Russia plans effectively to revive the KGB under a massive shake-up of its security forces, a respected business daily has reported. A State Security Ministry, or MGB, would be created from the current Federal Security Service (FSB) , and would incorporate the foreign intelligence service (SVR) and the state guard service (FSO), under the plans. It would be handed all-encompassing powers once possessed by the KGB, the Kommersant newspaper said, citing security service sources. Like the much-feared KGB, it would also oversee the prosecutions of Kremlin critics, a task currently undertaken by the Investigative Committee, headed by Alexander Bastrykin, a...
  • Newt Gingrich claims the US would sell weapons to Ukraine if Trump becomes president

    09/20/2016 5:18:41 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 73 replies
    UA Wire ^ | 9/20/2016 | UA Wire
    If Donald Trump is elected U.S. President, the issue on the provision of lethal weapons to Ukraine could be unlocked and an option of arms sales with deferred payments could be offered, the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, stated in an interview with European Pravda. Gingrich made the assertion response to the question on how U.S. policy toward Ukraine will change in case of Trump’s victory. “We can say for sure that President Trump will unlock the issue on provision of weapons to Ukraine. Donald Trump can say pleasant things about Putin but in the...
  • Fox News Clinton Operative, Douglas Schoen, Accepted Millions to Agitate for War with Russia

    09/20/2016 9:05:53 AM PDT · by GilGil · 26 replies
    Danger and Play ^ | 9/9/2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Original Title:Fox News Analyst and Clinton Operative, Douglas E. Schoen, Accepted Millions of Dollars to Agitate for War with Russia In a remarkable conflict-of-interest, Fox News analyst and former Clinton operative Douglas E. Schoen has failed to disclosed to readers that he’s been paid millions of dollars from Ukrainian agents to incite a war between the United States and Russia. Before inciting war with Russia, Schoen worked for Bill Clinton and brokered meeting (for $40,000 a month) between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and billionaire oligarchs. This shocking story reveals an entangled web of foreign money, propaganda, and a complete...
  • Snowden is turning into a liability for Putin

    09/19/2016 10:02:04 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 23 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | Sep 19, 2016 | by Leonid Bershidsky
    BERLIN – Edward Snowden is increasingly unhappy with the situation in Russia, where he has lived for more than three years. President Vladimir Putin once welcomed the National Security Agency contractor for his propaganda value, but he may be wondering if it’s all been worth it. Snowden arrived in Moscow in June 2013. That was almost a year before the Crimea annexation, and Russia could still try to sell itself to radical leftists who admired Snowden as the lesser evil, compared with the Big Brother United States. Putin talked a lot about Snowden, showing obvious delight for thumbing his nose...
  • Video of Artillery base at Deir Ezzor

    09/19/2016 3:22:40 PM PDT · by chemical_boy · 3 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwa1pxFV9hU
  • Database and Video Overview of the Russian Weaponry in the Donbas

    09/19/2016 8:47:06 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 9 replies
    InformNapalm ^ | 09/17/2016 | Falcon Bjorn
    InformNapalm international volunteer community identified more than 30 types of weaponry and special equipment of the Russian Armed Forces in the Donbas through open-source intelligence activities (analysis of satellite imagery, chance videos made by bystanders, personal photos from social network accounts of Russian mercenaries and military personnel, etc.). Most of the identified pieces are relatively new types which entered service with the Russian Army from 2004 to 2015. The weapons and equipment presented in the report directly point to the Russian presence in the occupied parts of Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts. This report features only confirmed data. We did not...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – September 18th, 2016 (video)

    09/18/2016 8:41:47 PM PDT · by Lera · 10 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | Sep 18, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. discusses seven recent developments of profound prophetic significance all of which have the common denominator of increasing wars and threats of war, with Israel as the ultimate target.
  • Reports: Russia gives Syria green light to shoot down Israeli planes

    09/18/2016 7:58:21 PM PDT · by Lera · 35 replies
    World Israel News ^ | September 15, 2016
    After Israel attacked the Assad regime's military positions in response to projectiles fired from Syria that exploded inside Israel, Russia called on Israel to show restraint and has allegedly given Syria permission to shoot down Israeli planes that cross into its territory. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on Israel to "show restraint" and to "avoid any provocations" in the Syrian Golan Heights. "There is the need to show restraint and not to allow any provocations in the Golan Heights," Lavrov said commenting on an airstrike carried out by the Israeli jets in Syria's Golan Heights on Tuesday, according...
  • Russia calls urgent UNSC meeting amid airstrikes on Syrian army

    09/17/2016 5:32:42 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 41 replies
    Business Standard ^ | Sept. 18 2016 | IANS
    Moscow has called an urgent UN Security Council meeting after US-led coalition airstrikes hit Syrian forces, killing 62 soldiers and wounding 100 more, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The Foreign Ministry has also demanded full and detailed explanation from Washington over the incident in Dier al-Zor, in which 62 Syrian troops were killed and over 100 injured. Moscow stressed that it was concerned by the US airstrike targeting the Syrian army units which had been destroying the Islamic State. The ministry added that the Russian side had never been notified of US plans to carry out bombings in the Dier...
  • U.S.-led forces strike Syrian troops, Russia calls emergency U.N. meeting

    09/17/2016 3:09:51 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 88 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 17, 2016 | Angus McDowall and Andrew Osborn
    U.S.-led coalition air strikes killed dozens of Syrian soldiers on Saturday, Russia and a monitoring group said, putting a U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire in jeopardy and prompting Moscow to seek an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting. The United States military said the coalition stopped the air strike against what it had believed to be Islamic State positions in northeast Syria after Russia informed it that Syrian military personnel and vehicles may have been hit. A U.S. military official said he was "pretty sure" targets mistakenly hit in the coalition strikes were Syrian forces. Russia called for an emergency meeting of the...
  • African countries receiving Russian helicopters

    09/17/2016 12:27:15 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | 15 September 2016 | Richard Tomkins
    Russia is to export military Mi-8/17 and Mi-24/35 helicopters to four African countries this year and next, according to Tass news agency. "In 2016-2017, we plan to continue exporting these helicopters to Angola, Mali, Sudan, Nigeria," Tass quoted Rosoboronexport's Yury Demchenko, head of a Russian delegation to the Africa Aerospace & Defense Expo, as saying. "Our position in the African helicopter market is solid, so we are optimistic about the prospects of cultivating it further." In the 2014-2016 period, Russia exported helicopters to Angola, Sudan, Rwanda and Uganda. Demchenko said many African countries prefer to purchase inexpensive equipment, particularly used...
  • DoD Report: 50 Trucks Carried Iraqi WMD To Syria

    07/28/2006 1:42:19 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 110 replies · 9,131+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | July 28, 2006 | N/A
    The following is a translation of a newly posted Iraqi document done by an unofficial translator. The document, posted in Arabic, is from a Department Of Defense program. It is dated July 13 -- probably 2003.In it an Iraqi opposition source (a Kurd) working in Syria reports on the movement of Iraqi trucks to Syria before the start of the US invasion of Iraq. It is his understanding that the trucks contained proscribed weapons of mass destruction.EnlargeEnlargeHere is one page from the pdf file showing the original document in Arabic:Enlarge
  • Harrowing footage shows motorists dodging kitten on busy Russian highway–until one man stops

    09/16/2016 5:37:00 PM PDT · by Twotone · 23 replies
    MSN.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Jenny Stars
    A tiny kitten in Kaliningrad, Russia, tumbled out of an SUV on a busy roadway on Sept. 12. The kitty narrowly missed the wheels of another SUV as it somersaulted down the outside lane of Alexander Nevsky street, coming to a halt in the middle of the road.
  • Report: Syria Sought Security Cooperation with Israel

    10/04/2012 5:09:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/12 | Elad Benari
    Classified documents obtained by the Al Arabiya network and released Thursday have revealed that the Syrian regime moved a chemical weapons stockpile with the help of Iran and knowledge of Russia. Furthermore, additional documents also reveal that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has also sought cross border cooperation with the State of Israel. The confidential files were acquired by Al Arabiya with the assistance of members of the Syrian opposition who refused to elaborate on how they got hold of the documents. Al Arabiya said it verified and authenticated hundreds of these documents and that it has decided to disclose the...
  • St. Seraphim Relics to be Conveyed to the International Space Station

    09/14/2016 5:28:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/14/16
    Nizhny Novgorod, September 14, Interfax - A particle of St. Seraphim relics will be conveyed to the crew of the International Space Station. The ceremony will take place in St. Seraphim Diveyevo Monastery on September 16 in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, press service of the local diocese reports on Tuesday. The members of the crewed spacecraft Soyuz MS-02, which consists of Sergey Ryzhikov, Andrey Borisenko, Shane Kimbrough (NASA), will deliver the particle to the ISS. After the flight, the particle will be conveyed to the Transfiguration Cathedral in Zvezdny Gorodok, the Moscow Region. As was reported, Ryzhikov is going to...
  • Can Putin’s Aircraft Carrier Stay Afloat on Its Syria Mission?

    09/14/2016 2:37:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | September 13, 2016 | Paul McLeary
    The last time Russia’s sole aircraft carrier sailed into the Mediterranean Sea, five years ago, the U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet kept a close eye on its progress. The concern among American officers wasn’t the ship’s contingent of fighter planes; instead, it was the very real worry it would sink and necessitate a potentially risky rescue operation. The 26-year-old Admiral Kuznetsov made it through that 2011 deployment without sinking and is now headed back to the eastern Mediterranean this fall as part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s effort to use Syria as a showcase for his new model military. But the...
  • Senior Russian TV Host Dmitri Kisiliov: They May Kill Trump

    09/13/2016 10:01:45 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 67 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 9/11/16 | Russia 1 (Russia)
    On Saturday's summary news edition on Russia 1, broadcast on September 11, senior TV host Dimitri Kisiliov said that "the American establishment is merciless" and that given Donald Trump's stance on Russia, he may be killed. “From the US, we have two major headlines from Donald Trump this week. The first is that according to the polls he is ahead of Clinton by 2%. The second is that Trump announced that when he becomes president, he intends to form – and I quote: “very, very good relations with Russia.” This combination – Trump’s leading in the race, his ability to...
  • Russia's anti-corruption boss arrested with $120 million in cash

    09/12/2016 10:49:06 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 13 SEPTEMBER 2016 | Staff
    The Kremlin on Monday insisted it was serious about tackling endemic graft in Russia after a top anti-corruption official was busted with over $120 million in cash. Dmitry Zakharchenko, the acting head of an anti-graft agency at the Russian interior ministry, was formally arrested on Saturday for receiving "especially large" bribes after police found banknotes worth more than $120 million in a raid on a Moscow flat. A source reportedly said: "The final amount is unknown. [Police] confiscated a cache only in [Zakharchenko’s] house; it is not yet known how many more assets [he has], but we are working in...
  • Chief Naval Officer: Russia and China can't stop US aircraft carriers

    09/04/2016 4:41:06 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 3rd, 2016 | Alex Lockie
    In a recent interview with National Interest, Dave Majumdar asked Adm. John Richardson point blank if US aircraft carriers could operate inside China or Russia's supposed anti-access area denial (A2/AD) zones. The answer was clear — "Yes." "This A2/AD, well, it’s certainly a goal for some of our competitors, but achieving that goal is much different and much more complicated,” said Richardson in the interview. Asked how the Navy would protect carriers, Richardson declined to say exactly for security reasons, but answered generally: “It’s really a suite of capabilities, but I actually think we’re talking too much in the open...
  • Trump attacks U.S. foreign policy, political press corps on state-owned Russian television network

    09/10/2016 12:01:01 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 8, 2016 | Jose DeReal
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized U.S. foreign policy and the American political press corps Thursday during an interview on RT America, a state-owned Russian television network. In a wide-ranging interview that aired Thursday evening, Trump spoke with journalist Larry King about the presidential race, American intervention in Iraq and the Middle East, and the potential intrusion by Russian hackers into Democratic Party databases. RT, which airs in several countries in English and Russian, is funded by the Russian government; though it characterizes itself as independent, the network has been regularly accused of pro-Kremlin bias. The interview came as Trump...
  • The Kremlin Really Believes That Hillary Wants to Start a War With Russia

    09/09/2016 1:56:16 PM PDT · by Ancesthntr · 133 replies
    Foreign Policy.com ^ | September 7, 2016 | Clinton Ehrlich
    If Hillary Clinton is elected president, the world will remember Aug. 25 as the day she began the Second Cold War. In a speech last month nominally about Donald Trump, Clinton called Russian President Vladimir Putin the godfather of right-wing, extreme nationalism. To Kremlin-watchers, those were not random epithets. Two years earlier, in the most famous address of his career, Putin accused the West of backing an armed seizure of power in Ukraine by “extremists, nationalists, and right-wingers.” Clinton had not merely insulted Russia’s president: She had done so in his own words. Worse, they were words originally directed at...
  • US and Russia agree Syria peace plan

    09/09/2016 4:43:05 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9 September 2016·
    Russia and the US have agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria from sunset on 12 September after intensive talks in Geneva. Under the plan, the Syrian government will end combat missions in specified areas held by the opposition. Russia and the US will establish a joint centre to combat so-called Islamic State and al-Nusra fighters. The plan follows a day of talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.
  • Syrian ceasefire deal between US and Russia could come 'very soon'

    Kerry working closely with Russia to work together for a ceasefire in Syria.... Sounds like what Trump was talking about only to be attacked for his remarks about Russia and Putin.
  • Crimson Tide: Residents stunned as Russian river turns red

    09/09/2016 11:56:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    cnn ^ | September 8, 2016 | Madison Park and Radina Gigova, CNN
    (CNN)A Russian river located by the Arctic town of Norilsk turned bright red Tuesday, looking more like an enormous blood vessel than a body of water. Stunned residents shared photos online of the bizarre scene at Daldykan River. Authorities are trying to determine why the river changed colors and are evaluating possible environmental damages.
  • Be the Salt and Light of change for Jesus [charismatic caucus]

    09/08/2016 1:15:17 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My opposition is you, the enemy has no chance against Me in any arena! So do not fear or give in to them but continue to take back My land for this land is the hearts of those yet to be saved. I am not found where a talent is wasted for it shall be given to another . . . My Kingdom is expanding not lukewarm and so as My Mighty Ones push right through the enemy lines, you will find me with those that press into ME for as they gather together to hear ME speak it is...
  • Kalashnikov Reveals a Replacement for Its Famed Sniper Rifle

    09/07/2016 6:22:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 7, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    For more than 50 years, the Russian army has fielded a beastly semi-automatic sniper rifle called the Dragunov. Now the rifle’s developer has pulled back the curtain from its potential replacement, the SVK, at a major Moscow arms show. The SVK is a semi-automatic 7.62 x 54R-millimeter weapon designed to support infantry on the battlefield. Kalashnikov Concern — which absorbed Dragunov maker Izhevsk in 2013 — claims the SVK “was designed with input from active duty snipers of several Russian Special Forces units.”
  • Come run into My Arms[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/06/2016 8:00:44 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My opinion of you is righteousness for I have loved you through all eternity . So catch up with my love for you just drink it in and fall into the pool of my complete acceptance for you have already been washed in my forgiveness so don't challenge my love just receive it for you are mine and I am yours woven through all eternity together as one. Come to me and the sound of my voice both through others gestures of my love through them and by my Spirit speaking to your heart for I have already given you...
  • Hillary Clinton Accuses Russia of Interfering With U.S. Election

    09/05/2016 8:54:40 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    Hillary Clinton Accuses Russia of Interfering With U.S. Election By AMY CHOZICKSEPT. 5, 2016 MOLINE, Ill. — Hillary Clinton accused Russian intelligence of interfering with the American election, implying that President Vladimir V. Putin viewed a victory by Donald J. Trump as a destabilizing event that would weaken the United States and buttress Russian interests. “It’s almost unthinkable,” Mrs. Clinton said on Monday, referring to what she called recent “credible reports about Russian interference in our elections” and citing a hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s emails in July. “We’ve never had the nominee of one of our major parties...
  • Don't Make a Federal Case Out of It

    09/05/2016 10:32:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    The Democrats are now playing the Russia card. As Donald Trump rises in the polls against an increasingly unpopular Hillary Clinton, Democrats are raising the specter of the nefarious Vladimir Putin. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s famous reset of relations was a bust, but we are supposed to trust her to handle Putin in the future. More important, the Democrats are sowing grounds to challenge the election, relying on their unnatural ability to squeeze, as if by magic, extra votes from the courtroom. There may be an even more insidious objective, however, than swaying the 2016 result. Outgoing Nevada Sen....
  • The pilot who stole a secret Soviet fighter jet (40 yrs since Mig-25 defection)

    09/05/2016 11:21:26 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 54 replies
    BBC future ^ | 5 September 2016 | Stephen Dowling
    On 6 September 1976, an aircraft appears out of the clouds near the Japanese city of Hakodate, on the northern island of Hokkaido. It’s a twin-engined jet, but not the kind of short-haul airliner Hakodate is used to seeing. This huge, grey hulk sports the red stars of the Soviet Union. No-one in the West has ever seen one before. The jet lands on Hakodate’s concrete-and-asphalt runway. The runway, it turns out, is not long enough. The jet ploughs through hundreds of feet of earth before it finally comes to rest at the far end of the airport. The pilot...
  • Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin in tense G20 standoff as they fail to reach a breakthrough on Syria

    09/05/2016 6:12:37 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 49 replies
    The Sun-UK ^ | September 5 2016 | Neal Baker
    Grinning Putin shakes hands with stony-faced Obama after US President was snubbed by Chinese hosts
  • U.S., Russia labor over Syria truce deal but battles rage on

    09/04/2016 10:32:55 AM PDT · by keat · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Sep 4, 2016 | 10:26 AM EDT | Roberta Rampton and John Davison
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday that the United States and Russia were struggling to reach a ceasefire agreement on Syria as the two sides planned to meet again on Monday. "We're not there yet," Obama told reporters after a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. "We have grave differences with the Russians in terms of both the parties we support but also the process that is required to bring about peace in Syria," he said. On the battlefront, fighting raged. Syrian government forces and...
  • Intelligence community investigating covert Russian influence operations in the United States

    09/05/2016 5:43:37 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 87 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9/5/16 | Dana Priest, Ellen Nakashima and Tom Hamburger
    U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are probing what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election and in U.S. political institutions, intelligence and congressional officials said.
  • The Man Who Ruined the Soviet Warplane Industry

    09/05/2016 4:48:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 32 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 5, 2016 | TOM COOPER
    Compromised and de-facto obsolete as soon as it entered service — an Su-27SM of the Russian air force. NATO release In March 1986, U.S. Navy aviators out-flew, out-maneuvered and jammed the Libyan Arab Air Force so badly that the Libyans stopped flying their interceptors over the Gulf of Sidra. As a result, Tripoli had to give up its claim on this part of the Mediterranean. Equally damaging, the lack of air cover allowed the Americans to attack with relative impunity. You could chalk up the Americans’ success to superior training and tactics. But don’t dismiss another potentially important factor — espionage. By the mid-1980s,...