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  • Judicial Watch: Documents Detail Nancy Pelosi’s $185,000 CODEL to Italy and Ukraine in 2015

    01/18/2019 2:37:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 18, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Total Air Force Expenses $184,587.81(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained documents through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Air Force detailing $134,587.81 plus $50,000 for an advance of funds for an “escort officer” for a total of $184.587.81 for then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) Congressional delegation (CODEL) to Italy and Ukraine in 2015. Judicial Watch filed a December 2015 FOIA lawsuit after the Air Force failed to respond to an August 2015 request ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Defense (No 1:15-cv-02236)) for: All records regarding mission taskings of flights escorting...
  • Top Obama White House lawyer made false statements To DOJ about Manafort-related work

    01/17/2019 9:08:42 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/17/19 | Chuck Ross
    The Justice Department is alleging that the former Obama White House general counsel made ‘false and misleading’ statements regarding consulting work done for Ukraine. Greg Craig was lead partner for the law firm Skadden Arps on its Ukraine work, which was done in partnership with Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman. Skadden Arps agreed Thursday to settle with the Justice Department by registering as a foreign agent of Ukraine and paying a $4.6 million fine. Craig’s fate remains uncertain. The former general counsel for President Obama made “false and misleading statements” to the Justice Department regarding work he...
  • Stalin’s NKVD and Hitler’s Gestapo Cooperated Closely Even Before Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

    01/13/2019 1:57:56 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 23 replies
    Eurasia - New Series ^ | Jan 12, 2019
    Perhaps the only thing that outrages Russian defenders of Stalin more than the obvious parallels between his regime and Hitler’s is any reference to the alliance the two dictators formed in 1939 with the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, one that opened the way to war in Europe and lasted until Hitler turned on his former ally in June 1941. But now there may be something even more offensive to such defenders of Stalin and his system: the discovery of documents which confirm that the NKVD cooperated closely with the Gestapo well before the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was signed and that may have paved...
  • Opinion: Ukrainian Orthodox Church independence is a mistake

    01/11/2019 7:23:56 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | January 11, 2019 | Miodrag Soric
    The leader of the Orthodox Church, Patriarch Bartholomew I, has granted adherents of the Orthodox faith in Ukraine autocephaly, or in other words, independence from Russia. Bartholomew did this on his own authority, against the advice of other bishops, thereby violating canon law and contradicting decisions on Ukraine he himself made just a few years ago. The reactions could hardly have been worse: Other patriarchs refuse to follow suit. Even members of the Greek-Orthodox Holy Synod have voiced their disapproval. Orthodox Church leaders in Poland or the Czech Republic also oppose the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople. The 2,000 monks (abbots...
  • Staunch Hillary Supporter is the Same Source Behind the Trump-Russia Connections and Steele Dossier

    01/10/2019 10:49:09 AM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 10, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: BREAKING: Staunch Hillary Supporter is the Same Source Behind the Bogus Trump-Russia Bank Connections and Bogus Elements in Steele Dossier! A review of the data pertaining to the accusations in the phony Steele dossier about a Trump-Russia Bank connection discovered the sources used is most likely the same source the FBI used to obtain a FISA warrant to investigate the Trump-Alfa Bank connection. This person also just happens to be a radical Hillary Clinton supporter! It’s been more than two years since the 2016 election and Americans still don’t really know the sources for the phony...
  • Russian Nordstream 2 Pipeline Losing Support in Germany (Thank Trump!)

    01/09/2019 12:19:01 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | January 08, 2019 | Nick Cunningham
    The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is running into some trouble amid withering opposition from the Trump administration. As it stands, Russia still needs to ship large volumes of gas to Europe via Ukraine. Nord Stream 2 would allow Russian gas to bypass Ukraine, giving Russia more leverage to meddle in Ukraine while still reliably delivering gas to Europe. Merkel has been supportive of the project, not least because several major western European companies have stakes in the pipeline, including Royal Dutch Shell, as well as major German companies Wintershall and BASF. Last year, Merkel, under intense pressure from the Trump...
  • Walk with Jesus in complete Peace[charismatic caucus]

    01/06/2019 2:52:25 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Do you see my children I Am moving through the storms in your life even now sweeping up all your circumstances into the forgetful sea, Therefore do not look back for I AM God and not man . Come to Me ~ Run to The Lord of the battle for I command Peace and it is My Peace I SPEAK OVER YOU EVEN NOW . . . I hold the very Matrix and Tapestry of ALL CREATION in My Hand and as I move so it surrenders its movement to me. So come and Be one with Me My children...
  • Election loss looms for Ukraine's embattled President

    01/05/2019 2:45:33 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Asia Times ^ | Dec 2018 | Giovanni Pigni
    According to recent polls, only 8% of Ukrainians would vote for Poroshenko. He looks set to face almost certain defeat against other pro-Western candidates. Ex-prime minister and Fatherland Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko was considered the frontrunner with 14% support. Another outlying candidate, comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, was considered to be in a better position than the incumbent. According to Skorkin, by introducing martial law, Poroshenko is trying to win the sympathy of patriots and nationalists, who have been criticizing him for not to being “tough enough” with Russia. Rival Tymoshenko has been blaming him for avoiding the term “war” when talking...
  • It's official: Bartholomew signs 'tomos' granting Ukrainian Church historic split from Russia

    01/05/2019 1:18:40 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 5, 2019 | Ayse Wieting and Zeynep Biginsoy
    <p>ISTANBUL (AP) — An independent Ukrainian Orthodox church was created at a signing ceremony in Turkey on Saturday, formalizing a split with the Russian church it had been tied to since 1686.</p> <p>“The pious Ukrainian people have awaited this blessed day for seven entire centuries,” Bartholomew I said in his address.</p>
  • Russian Orthodoxy and Peace: “to be, or not to be” Part 1. Reasons for the Big Crisis

    01/03/2019 4:36:23 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    PSMB Russia ^ | 11 Dec 2018
    The real problem is that the crisis is deeper and its reasons can’t in any way be reduced to politics or the question of autocephaly. And the people who live in Ukraine and the Ukrainian church bear in themselves exactly the same wounds of Soviet authority that people in the modern Russian Federation bear. They are not free of Soviet times just as we are not free; they haven’t repented and haven’t been reborn either. And that rebirth cannot happen if people continue to insist that the reasons for the horror of the 20th century are external, rather than within...
  • In Russia/Ukraine: A Seismic Shift in World Christian History

    01/01/2019 2:47:08 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege
    National Review ^ | Dec 2018 | George Weigel
    The creation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) on December 15, at a Unification Council in Kyiv attended by representatives of three previously divided Orthodox jurisdictions in Ukraine, is a seismic event in world Christian history that could also have significant geopolitical repercussions. For centuries, Orthodoxy in Ukraine was subordinate to the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church, as Ukraine itself was subjected to Russian suzerainty (sometimes under the guise of Soviet “republicanism”). The first phase of Vladimir Putin’s attempt to re-create some form of the old Soviet empire in the Russian “near abroad” has unfolded under the...
  • Germany's military is drawing up plans to recruit nationals from other European countries

    12/29/2018 12:11:19 AM PST · by dennisw · 51 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 28 December 2018 | By George Martin
    German army plans to recruit foreign mercenaries in bid to plug thousands of vacancies and fulfil its NATO commitment after Trump said he would cut off funding Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced plans in ministry documents Poles, Italians and Romanians living in Germany will be targeted by recruiters US President Donald Trump has pressured Germany to up its NATO commitment Germany's military is drawing up plans to recruit nationals from other European countries as part of a drive to beef up the armed forces. Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced plans to recruit Poles, Italians and Romanians,...
  • Poroshenko Signs Law Renaming Ukrainian Orthodox Church

    12/27/2018 5:56:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Interfax ^ | 12/24/18
    Kiev, December 24, Interfax - President Pyotr Poroshenko has signed into law a bill compelling the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to specify its affiliation with the Russian Orthodox Church in its name, a statement on the presidential website said. The bill "On changes to the Ukrainian law on the freedom of conscience and religious organizations," approved by parliament on December 20, concerns the names of religious organizations which form part of a larger religious organization headquartered outside Ukraine, "in a state which was found by law to have carried out a military aggression against Ukraine and (or) temporarily occupied a part...
  • German army floats plan to recruit foreigners

    12/27/2018 10:02:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 27, 2018 10:05 AM | Paul Carrel
    Struggling to fill its ranks, Germany’s military is drawing up plans to recruit nationals from other European countries as part of a drive to beef up the armed forces. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen wants to recruit Poles, Italians and Romanians, magazine Der Spiegel said, citing a ministry document. The German military, or Bundeswehr, has stepped up its recruitment efforts as part of a broader reset following Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. Last year, Germany said it would increase the size of its armed forces to 198,000 active soldiers by 2024 from 179,000. Pressure on Berlin...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 12/25/2018 Christmas Newsdump Edition

    12/25/2018 3:28:08 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/25/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump and the First Lady taking phone calls from children as part of the "Santa Tracker" program of NORAD on Christmas Eve as Santa made his way to the USA to deliver presents. Early elections have been called in Israel. April 9th is the date. Elections could have been delayed until November of next year, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the call saying it was difficult to pass laws.... Turbulence on Wall Street in the shortened Christmas Eve session...... A federal judge ruled Monday that North Korea should be paying over 501 million dollars to the family of...
  • Jesus Calling[charismatic caucus]

    12/25/2018 3:27:21 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    I AM calling to you from The Garden of My Sacred heart My Beloved One And it is only as you make Me Alone your first fruit in every part of your life and breath that My Manifold Wisdom becomes your crowning glory for it is as you come and take My Hand in yours that we Truly BECOME ONE !
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 12/22/2018 Newsdump Week

    12/22/2018 5:27:26 AM PST · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/22/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The House and Senate will return at Noon today after there was failure to reach agreement on border wall funding in Friday night talks..... Act Six or Phase Six of the Yellow Vests protests underway in France today..... What if the Yellow Vests were a political party in France?...... The US Supreme Court decided 5 to 4 to uphold lower court rulings against President Trump's policy denying asylum to those who enter the country illegally.... Cancer surgery for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg..... The CEO of China's JD.com e-commerce site will not face rape charges in the US.... A...
  • Come Closer to The Sound of God's Voice[charismatic Caucus]

    12/21/2018 5:10:32 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    My child the quill is not yet a feather , I am still putting your life together, your soul and My Spirit are one, yet I have truly in reality with your life just begun, to perform My will in you and your testing is almost through, so surrender it all, Hear My Spirit's call ! Allow Me to wash this all away, come to Me right Now not another moment not another day . . . Sit at My feet and just listen to Me, I AM here as all 3 . . . YOUR FATHER, Your Lord and...
  • Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish independent church

    12/14/2018 10:34:46 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    bbc.com ^ | December 15, 2018 | BBC
    Ukrainian Orthodox priests are due to hold a historic council in Kiev to create a new national church - a move condemned as schism by Russian clergy. This comes after the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodoxy, recognised the independence of the Ukrainian Church from Moscow.
  • Russian Orthodox Church Calls on Pope Francis, UN for Help in Ukraine

    12/14/2018 7:28:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 12/14/18 | Nataliya Vasilyeva
    MOSCOW, Russia - The Russian Orthodox church on Friday called on Pope Francis, the United Nations, the leaders of Germany and France, and other spiritual leaders to protect believers in Ukraine in the face of pressure on Moscow-affiliated clerics. Ukraine’s Orthodox clerics will gather for a meeting Saturday that is expected to form a new, independent Ukrainian church, and Ukrainian authorities have ramped up pressure on priests to support the move. The Ukrainian church has been part of the Russian church for centuries, while enjoying broad autonomy, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has pushed for the creation of an independent...