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  • Why Israel Wants Trump to Get Along With Putin

    07/18/2018 8:07:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/18/2018 | Jonathan Tobin
    As far as much of the American public is concerned, the timing for U.S. President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin couldn't be worse. The indictments of 12 Russian military intelligence officers on Friday renewed the calls for a tougher stance from the administration against Moscow. But with Trump determined to achieve some sort of détente with Russia, the indictments gave ammunition to his critics who see the meeting as appeasement or worse. But while Americans are deeply divided about the highly politicized topic of relations with Russia, many Israelis seem to be taking a very different view...
  • If the media, Dems & RINOs are really looking for a presidential Russian Puppet...

    07/18/2018 6:06:44 AM PDT · by drpix · 8 replies
    various ^ | 7/18/18 | various
    ...they must be looking blindfolded. 1) Obama denied US weapons to the Ukraine in its war with Russia, while Trump changed that policy and approved $90 billion worth. 2) Obama drew a "red line" against the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian war. Syria/Russia used them anyway and Obama backed down. Under Trump's presidency, when Syria/Russia used them again, he immediately bombed the shit out of them. 3) Obama did nothing to stop Germany from enriching Russia with the Germany-Russia pipeline - while the US paid the bill to defend Germany from Russia. Trump confronted Germany very publically over...
  • Clinton friend may have been spy's target

    06/29/2010 1:38:16 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/29/2010 | Ben Smith
    A leading Democratic fundraiser and close political ally of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have been a target of the alleged ring of Russian spies arrested yesterday by federal authorities. The president of the high-end tax accounting and financial advising firm Morea Financial Services confirmed earlier today that the alleged spy "Cynthia Murphy" was a longtime employee and a vice president at the company, which is located on lower Broadway in Manhattan. Federal and state campaign finance filings suggest that the little-known company manages the finances of one of New York's top Democratic financiers: Alan Patricof, a venture capital...
  • Poland reacts to Trump-Putin meeting

    07/17/2018 1:38:37 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 2018 | Marcin Goclowski
    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: "I look at the latest developments, including Helsinki, where it might have been that one president of our neighboring country (Putin) was pressuring the U.S. president for concessions. But I have not seen any concessions, neither as regards the annexation of Crimea nor the war in Ukraine," Morawiecki said. "None of the voices that were appearing beforehand as hypothetically possible - concessions by the United States - have materialized. So I don't see where he (Trump) has made any significant concessions. Poland is the biggest former communist country in both the European Union and NATO,...
  • Putin Summit May Prove to Be Trump's Finest Hour

    07/17/2018 7:18:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 16,2018 | ROGER L SIMON
    Oh, really? Although Russia -- the largest nation on the planet -- is in many ways a failing state with an economy barely the size of Texas, it still has a huge percentage of the world's nuclear weapons, about equal with ours, and the capacity to deliver them (and to pass them along to unreliable non-state actors). It behooves us to have a relationship with them for our survival and everybody else's, to keep our friends close and our enemies closer, as the Godfather would put it. The obvious goal in this is to limit nuclear proliferation and even to...
  • Once Again, President Trump Is Magnificently Right—This Time About Russia

    07/16/2018 3:22:15 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 75 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/16/2018 | David P. Goldman
    President Trump offended the entire political spectrum with a tweet this morning blaming the U.S. for poor relations with Russia. “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity,” the president said, and he is entirely correct. By this I do not mean to say that Russia is a beneficent actor in world affairs or that President Putin is an admirable world leader. Nonetheless, the president displayed both perspicacity and political courage when he pointed the finger at the United States for mismanaging the relationship with Russia. Full disclosure: I was a...
  • “Glory to Ukraine” – Croatian football players’ video and FIFA’s reaction

    07/15/2018 7:02:21 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 17 replies
    InformNapalm ^ | 07/15/2017 | Artem Velichko
    The private video filmed after the Croatia Russia match, FIFA’s reaction to it aimed to please the Russian Federation and the chain of ensuing events provoked a powerful international social and media response which exposed Russian propaganda narratives, uncovered a few painful truths as well as raised uncomfortable questions challenging some conventional western myths about Ukraine, Russia, FIFA, Facebook and western politics. Let us quickly look back at the facts. On July 7, 2018, Croatian team defeated Russians on penalties at the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter finals. After the match, Croatia’s defender Domagoj Vida and assistant coach Ognjen Vukojević,...
  • US Marines train with Ukrainian troops near Crimean Peninsula

    07/15/2018 5:34:47 AM PDT · by BBell · 83 replies ^ | 7/13/18 | MARTIN EGNASH AND CHAD GARLAND
    MYKOLAIV REGION, Ukraine — A platoon of U.S. Marine reservists with the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment trained with Ukrainian marines to attack a fictitious foe, roughly 100 miles from the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula. The purpose of Thursday’s exercise was to increase combat effectiveness and demonstrate resolve among the 17 allied and partner nations participating in the training known as Exercise Sea Breeze, now in its 18th iteration. Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the subsequent conflict in eastern Ukraine have led to a sharp increase in tensions throughout the region. Moscow warned on Thursday that the multinational maritime...
  • Flashback: Europe plunged into energy crisis as Russia cuts off gas supply via Ukraine

    07/11/2018 10:55:31 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01:57 EDT, 7 January 2009 | Robert Lea
    Russia cut gas exports to Europe by 60 per cent today, plunging the continent into an energy crisis 'within hours' as a dispute with Ukraine escalated. This morning, gas companies in Ukraine said that Russia had completely cut off their supply. Six countries reported a complete shut-off of Russian gas shipped via Ukraine today, in a sharp escalation of a struggle over energy that threatens Europe as winter sets in. Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia and Turkey all reported a halt in gas shipments from Russia through Ukraine. Croatia said it was temporarily reducing supplies to industrial customers while Bulgaria...
  • The blood of Jesus[charismatic caucus]

    07/05/2018 8:24:51 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Do you see my children even as the resistance builds against My Body and Bride, ( ( ((Truly My blood has already claimed victory)) ) ) for as you recognize the lies of the enemy and "declare" victory by My blood it is then My Holy Fire overtakes the enemies encampments and I turn their swords on the enemies of My Heart . So be at peace at you declare victory for I AM your Melchizedek and even now I bring to you the Bread and New Wine for The Battle is mine and not yours. Rejoice for it sends...
  • NATO allies defend military spending amid Trump criticism

    07/03/2018 10:27:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    AP ^ | Jun 3, 2018 1:17 PM EDT | Lorne Cook and Jan M. Olsen
    NATO allies are pushing back against U.S. criticism that they are not spending enough on defense, as President Donald Trump ratchets up pressure ahead of a summit next week. In the weeks leading up to the July 11-12 summit in Brussels, Trump sent letters to Norway, other European allies and Canada demanding that they boost spending. After Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, NATO allies agreed in 2014 to end defense budget cuts, start spending more as their economies grew and move toward a goal of 2 percent of GDP within a decade. In an email to The Associated Press on...
  • Gingrich Accuses Russia of Persecuting Christian Minorities

    06/30/2018 8:36:58 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    The Tablet ^ | June 2018 | Christopher Lamb in Rome
    “Today, Russia ranks among the worst violators of religious freedom and human rights,” Ambassador Callista Gingrich said during a roundtable discussion on Ukraine held at the US embassy in Rome. “There is no sign that its persecution of religious minorities and foreign missionaries is coming to an end.” “Russia routinely conducts sham trials to persecute Ukrainians,” she explained. “Religious freedom also remains heavily constricted in areas of Ukraine under Russian occupation and control." The ambassador is married to former House of Representatives Speaker, Newt Gingrich, an adviser and ally of the president, who has repeatedly stressed there is no evidence...
  • Orthodox Church Leaders Duel Over Ukraine, Meet With Pope Francis

    06/28/2018 5:51:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/27/18 | Peter Jesserer Smith
    The Bishop of Rome’s support is being called upon by two sides of Eastern Orthodoxy over the creation of a new independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church.VATICAN CITY — Within the span of a week, Pope Francis met with the spiritual head of Eastern Orthodoxy, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, and the representatives of the Russian Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow. Both Constantinople and Moscow are locked in a battle over the creation of a new and independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which could shift the balance of power in Eastern Orthodoxy and impact the course of Orthodox-Catholic ecumenical dialogue. Pope Francis’ May...
  • Malaysian Air Flight MH17: Families of victims say World Cup in Russia is ‘under a dark shadow’

    06/14/2018 11:33:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    The West Australian ^ | 2018 | Ben Anderson
    The families of Australian victims of the MH17 tragedy have written a heartbreaking open letter warning soccer fans this year's World Cup in Russia is “under a dark shadow”. In May, prosecutors investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 say they identified the missile used to shoot down the plane as coming from a Russian military unit. All aboard died, two thirds of them Dutch and 38 of them Australian residents. “That a sophisticated weapon belonging to the Russian Army was dispatched and used to shoot down a civilian aircraft should be of grave...
  • Trump: If Russia were in G-7 I could ask Putin 'to do things that are good for the world'

    06/14/2018 1:02:28 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    “Now, I’m not for Russia. I’m for the United States," Trump continued. "But, as an example, if Vladimir Putin were sitting next to me at a table instead of one of the others… I could say, 'would you do me a favor and get out of Syria? Would you do me a favor, would you get out of Ukraine?'" “If he were at that meeting, I could ask him to do things that are good for the world, that are good for our country that are good for him,” he added. In Wednesday's interview, which was recorded shortly after Trump's...
  • Ukraine's Catholic Archbishop says 'No Choice' but Dialogue with Russia

    06/14/2018 8:43:09 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuck, leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has emphasized the importance of dialogue and forgiveness between the parties at war for the future of Ukraine. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has cost more than 10,000 lives since 2014. "There is no official dialogue among the different Orthodox churches, and there is no official dialogue between Catholic churches and our Orthodox brothers,” Shevchuck said, adding that this is a cause for “regret.” Shevchuck made his remarks after a closed-door roundtable discussion on religious freedom with Vatican officials and diplomats at the U.S. embassy to the Holy...
  • Ukraine politician says Mueller focused on Cohen during questioning

    06/13/2018 10:21:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hlll ^ | Luis Sanchez | Luis Sanchez
    Andrii V. Artemenko, a former member of the Ukrainian parliament, said that his questioning last week by special counsel Robert Mueller focused on his interactions with President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen. “I realized that Michael Cohen is a target [of Mueller's],” Artemenko told The Washington Post this week. Artemenko’s comments show that Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, remains focused on Cohen. Mueller previously referred federal prosecutors in Manhattan to conduct a separate investigation into Cohen’s business dealings. Artemenko, who was subpoenaed by Mueller last month, met with Cohen...
  • US about to slap disobedient European firms with sanctions over Russian gas project

    06/11/2018 12:54:11 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    RT ^ | June 2018 | Jonathan Ernst
    The White House is on the verge of introducing penalties against companies engaged in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which will deliver Russian natural gas to the EU across the Baltic Sea. Apart from Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom, the project is being undertaken by German energy firms Wintershall and Uniper, French multinational Engie, British-Dutch oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell, and Austrian energy company OMV. Initially, Gazprom's European partners were planning to become stakeholders in the Nord Stream 2 AG, which is registered in Switzerland. However, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, Poland’s...
  • Robert Mueller indicts Paul Manafort associate, Russian Ukrainian consultant Konstantin Kilimnik.

    06/08/2018 11:30:52 AM PDT · by caww · 31 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/8/2018 | Kelly Cohen
    Konstantin Kilimnik, 48, was charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice, the same charges Manafort faces. The indictment was filed in Washington, where Manafort still faces five counts: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, and false statements. Kilimnik, who lives in Moscow, is a long-time associate of Manafort’s and is believed to have Russian intelligence connections. The new indictment indicates the two men allegedly worked together to tamper with witnesses, allegations unveiled by Mueller’s team earlier this week.
  • Manafort attempted to tamper with potential witnesses -U.S. special counsel

    06/04/2018 6:12:30 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 183 replies
    President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who has been indicted by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, attempted to tamper with potential witnesses, Mueller said in a court filing on Monday. Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, asked the judge overseeing the case in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to revoke or revise an order releasing Manafort ahead of his trial. Manafort was released to home confinement after his arraignment in October. Mueller has indicted Manafort in federal courts in Virginia and Washington, D.C., with an array of allegations from...