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  • This Means War: US To Target Putin's Personal $40 Billion Stash

    04/20/2014 3:37:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/20/14 | tyler durnded
    While the White House has continually threatened further sanctions against Russia for non-de-escalation (even as it un-de-escalates itself), the specifics of the additional sanctions have been sparse. German CEO warnings over blowback from economic sanctions... the "nonsense" of replacing Russian gas with US gas... the Russian warnings of "interdependence" and "boomerangs"... all reduce the West's arsenal of financial sanctions. But, as The Times of London reports, perhaps the US has found a crucial pain point for Putin - a sanctions regime that would target Putin's personal wealth, which includes a reported $40 billion stashed in Swiss bank accounts. As The...
  • Salehi’s Arak “deal” – cover-up for 1,300 kg enriched uranium smuggled to Parchin for secret upgrade

    04/20/2014 7:04:27 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Debka file ^ | April 20, 2014, 11:02 AM (IDT)
    Tehran’s trickery and tactics of misdirection were on full show Saturday, April 19, when Iran’s Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi offered “to redesign” the controversial Arak reactor so that it produces one-fifth of the plutonium initially planned and his claim that this concession had “virtually resolved” Iran’s controversy with the West. But the giveaway was his mock-innocent comment: “We still don’t know why they [nuclear watchdog inspectors] want to visit Parchin for a third time…” Debkafile: For three years, Tehran has denied monitors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to this military facility to investigate suspected nuclear explosive...
  • ‘Easter truce’ broken: Five deaths in overnight checkpoint raid in E. Ukraine

    04/20/2014 5:40:11 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 32 replies
    Five people have been killed in a gunfight in Slavyansk, a city in eastern Ukraine held by anti-government protesters. The fatalities include three protesters and two attackers, who are believed to be from the Right Sector paramilitary. Read RT's live updates on Ukrainian turmoil The deaths came after a night attack on a protester checkpoint on the outskirts of the city. Four cars drove by the checkpoint and opened fire at the local residents manning it, killing two people and seriously injuring several others. “They approached with their high beam headlamps on. Our man went to them and asked not...
  • WORLD AT WAR?-Watch LIVE STREAM of Russian Anti-American Rally

    04/17/2014 10:24:07 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 5 replies
    DIgnitas News Service ^ | April 17, 2014 | Paul Winters
    WATCH LIVE RUSSIAN ANTI-USA RALLY AT DIGNITAS NEWS!
  • LUCAS: I hope I'm wrong but historians may look back and say this was the start of World War III

    04/16/2014 9:54:36 AM PDT · by Siegfried X · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/15/2014 | Edward Lucas
    Edward Lucas: I hope I'm wrong but historians may look back and say this was the start of World War III 'Vladimir Putin is striking at the heart of the West''We can chose to surrender any responsibility we have to protect Ukraine and the Baltic states''Or we can mount a last-ditch attempt to deter Russia from furthering its imperial ambitions''If we choose to resist Putin, we will risk a terrifying miltary escalation''I do not think it an exaggeration to say this could bring us to the brink of nuclear war' It is about brute power. It is about whether Putin’s...
  • (Ukrainian) Military storm airfield, town in eastern Ukraine, wounded reported - protesters

    04/15/2014 7:13:20 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 139 replies
    Ukrainian troops are storming an airfield in the eastern city of Kramatorsk, said anti-Maidan activists as cited by RIA Novosti. The activists added that several people were injured. Ukrainian troops approached the military airfield in armored personnel carriers between the eastern cities of Kramatorsk and Slavyansk, the people’s militia located at the airfield told RIA Novosti on the phone. “They started negotiating with the people’s militia, which is in control of the airfield. The shooting started unexpectedly. There are injured among the people’s militia, and there may be deaths,” they said. Other members of the militia have blocked the entrance...
  • Orobets from Donbas: unknown gunmen kill 10 separatists, police side with separatists

    04/15/2014 4:04:46 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 2 replies
    Writing in Facebook Apr. 15, VR lawmaker Lesya Orobets says: “50% of police officers in Luhansk sided with the separatists, 50% remained loyal to Ukraine. All weapons and ammunition had been handed out to the police. All roads in Luhansk oblast are blocked by pro-Ukrainian police checkpoints.” “The crime rate has grown up by 300% as the police is busy defending precincts and checkpoints. The unemployment also went up, leading to the higher crime rate.” “In Donetsk, the local police have sided with the separatists. Almost all road checkpoints are controlled by the separatists. There has been a full-fledged Russian...
  • Ukrainian Interior Ministry: anti-riot operation in eastern city of Slavyansk begins

    04/13/2014 2:18:22 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 3 replies
    Arsen Avakov said units of all the law enforcement departments are involved in the operation Ukranian police officers© EPA/VOLODYMYR PETROV DONETSK, April 13, 10:02 /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s acting interim Interior minister Arsen Avakov has announced the start of an anti-riot operation in the eastern city of Slavyansk, which is located in the Donetsk region where protesters demanding federalization of the country occupied the local departments of the police and the Ukrainian Security Service Saturday. Avakov said on his page in Facebook the operation was steered by the Security Service and “units of all the law enforcement departments are involved in it.”...
  • White House denies presence of US mercenaries in southeastern Ukraine

    04/09/2014 11:32:59 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 16 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | April 9, 2014 | Interfax-Ukraine
    U.S. mercenaries are not involved in suppressing riots in southeastern Ukraine, the White House said on Tuesday, citing the Greystone private military organization. "I would point you to what the company [Greystone] itself has said in the past, which is that this is not true," White House press secretary Jay Carney said at a press conference.
  • Kiev says Russia provokes trouble in eastern Ukraine, just as in Crimea

    04/07/2014 11:13:40 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Monday, April 7, 11:19 AM
    KIEV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian government dispatched its highest-level police and security officials to the eastern part of the country Monday in an effort to put down separatist violence described as inspired by Russia and following a script that played out in Crimea. “The plan is to destabilize the situation,” Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told an emergency cabinet meeting Monday morning. “The plan is for foreign troops to cross the border and seize the country’s territory, which we will not allow.” On Sunday, pro-Russian demonstrations in the eastern cities of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Luhansk that had been orderly the last...
  • Russia Tells Ukrainians: 'Referendum' Or We Can't Protect You As Ukraine Proposes State Of Emegency

    04/07/2014 11:06:27 AM PDT · by Errant · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7 April 2014 | Tyler Durden
    The relative calm of the last two weeks as US talking-heads proclaim Ukraine 'fixed', Russia 'under control', and Europe 'recovering' is being obliterated this morning. The storming of various non-Crimean Ukrainian city government buildings suggest round two of the push is beginning and Russia is wasting no time explaining how this will go down. Russian Senator Viktor Ozerov stated that "Russia has no right to [send peacekeepers] unilaterally" to Eastern and Southern Ukraine (unless the UN agrees)... but... "Russia is interested in stability in Ukraine. At the same time, the will of the people must be documented. A referendum is...
  • FIFA Rejects Senators’ Call to Ban Russia From World Cup

    04/02/2014 12:11:57 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2:20 pm ET Apr 2, 2014 | Michael R. Crittenden
    <p>WASHINGTON–Soccer’s international governing body has no plans to ban Russia from this year’s World Cup despite calls from U.S. lawmakers to penalize the country for its aggression in Ukraine.</p> <p>FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said in a letter to a pair of U.S. senators that its rules and regulations do not apply to “entities outside the pyramidal structure of the game of football.” As such, Mr. Valcke suggested individual teams could not be banned from a competition because of actions by their parent states.</p>
  • Abbas dumps another US-led peace effort, Kerry gives up on shuttle, Pollard release recedes

    04/01/2014 1:40:39 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Debka file ^ | April 1, 2014, 11:05 PM (IST)
    Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas did not announce his walkout from the negotiations with Israel or directly turn down the package of far-reaching Israeli concessions which US Secretary of State John Kerry assembled with Binyamin Netanyahu early Wednesday, April 1. He simply turned his back on the commitment he made ahead of the talks to refrain from unilateral applications to UN bodies while they were in progress. As soon as the US Secretary flew off to Brussels, he sent out applications for “the independent Palestinian state” to join 12 UN agencies as members. This was after the Palestinian leader upped his...
  • Kerry wants terror chief freed in exchange for Israeli spy

    04/01/2014 8:52:48 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 3/31/14 | Aaron Klein
    Architect of Palestinian intifada, Pollard in peace-talks deal TEL AVIV – The U.S. consideration to free convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard is tied to the release from Israeli jail of Marwan Barghouti, the accused architect of the Palestinian intifada, the terror campaign that began in September 2000, according to informed diplomatic sources here. The deal is being discussed between Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Besides the freedom of Barghouti, the U.S. is also demanding that Israel agree to a final-status framework deal on all core issues in exchange for releasing Pollard. Core issues include the...
  • Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them?

    04/01/2014 8:51:27 AM PDT · by jxb7076 · 79 replies
    jxb7076
    Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them? America needs a visionary for the future! During the past, and recent presidential election we hear the all too familiar suggestion of “returning to the good old days.” Every candidate talk about returning America to a sense of values. I don’t know about you but each time I hear, or heard that suggestion I get a little queasy in the stomach accompanied by a little bewilderment, confusion, and absolute disgust! Whenever I hear the suggestion I often wonder exactly what period in time they want to take us back to! Could...
  • Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them?

    03/31/2014 12:04:07 PM PDT · by jxb7076 · 35 replies
    Hubpages ^ | jxb7076
    Civil rights, human rights, gay rights, women’s rights, immigrant rights - it’s all wrong – it’s nothing but a rollover problem from the good old days that was never resolved. Read more at: http://jxb7076.hubpages.com/hub/Nostalgia--The-Good-Old-Days--Who-Needs-Them
  • Crucial Radar Outage Scrubs US National Security and SpaceX Launches for Several Weeks from Cape...

    03/28/2014 8:26:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Ken Kremer on
    CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The sudden and unexpected outage of a crucial tracking radar that is mandatory to insure public safety, has forced the scrub of a pair of launches planned for this week from Cape Canaveral, FL, that are vital to US National Security, United Launch Alliance, SpaceX and NASA. The tracking radar is a mandatory asset for the Eastern Range that oversees all launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and the Kennedy Space Center on the Florida Space Coast. The pair of liftoffs for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and SpaceX/NASA had been slated...
  • Turkey shuts off YouTube after 'Syria invasion plan' leak

    03/28/2014 2:06:14 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    RT ^ | 3-27-2014 | RT
    Access to YouTube has been cut off in Turkey after an explosive leak of audiotapes that appeared to show ministers talking about provoking military intervention in Syria. Other social media have already been blocked ahead of tumultuous local elections. The latest leaked audio recording, which reportedly led to the ban, appears to show top government officials discussing a potential attack on the tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire. The tomb is in Syrian territory, but protected by Turkish soldiers. On the tape, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet DavutoÄźlu is heard saying that Prime Minister...
  • US intel: More indications than ever Russia could invade Ukraine

    03/27/2014 9:38:41 AM PDT · by Freeport · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 27, 2014 | Justin Fishel, James Rosen, Chad Pergram
    New U.S. intelligence assessments say there are more indications than ever that Russia could invade eastern Ukraine, as congressional lawmakers reacted with alarm to Vladimir Putin's rapidly expanding military buildup along the border. "The thinking in the U.S. government is that the likelihood of a major Russian incursion into Ukraine has increased," a senior U.S. official told Fox News. The new thinking is based mostly off analysis of public information, such as heightened rhetoric from Putin and his claims that Russian-speaking people in Ukraine face "brutality." He is building a public case for more military action, according to senior U.S....
  • Jane Fonda To Be Honored As Example Of Using Fame To Do Good In The World. JANE. FONDA.

    03/23/2014 8:19:12 PM PDT · by absentee · 49 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 3/23/14 | dunestar
    This week I read that Jane Fonda is being honored by the USC School for Dramatic Arts. "The Robert Redford Award for Engaged Artists honors an individual who has used his or her fame to significantly bolster public awareness of important social issues," Madeline Puzo, dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts, said in a statement Monday morning. "It is our hope that this award will inspire students to be socially engaged in their lives and through their art." I happened across that information online. It made me think back on the many ways in which Fonda has been...
  • NATO general warns of further Russian aggression

    03/23/2014 5:44:50 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 23 MArch 14 | Carol Morello and Karen DeYoung
    SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — American and Ukrainian officials warned Sunday that Russia may be poised to expand its territorial conquest into eastern Ukraine and beyond, with a senior NATO official saying that Moscow might even order its troops to cross Ukraine to reach Moldova. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya, appearing on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” said the prospect of war with Russia is growing. “We don’t know what [Russian President Vladimir] Putin has in his mind and what will be his decision,” Deshchytsya said. “That’s why this situation is becoming even more explosive than it used to be a...
  • Does Russia or Iran pose greater danger to world peace?

    03/23/2014 8:30:57 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Sat Mar 22 2014 | Tony Burman
    While Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea are worthy of international censure, a more imminent threat to world peace is impasse over Iran. There has been a sense in recent days that this was no ordinary week in the life of the planet. Our already bloodstained 21st-century history — unfolding once again in uncertain and threatening ways — seemed to be opening a new chapter. Two events last Tuesday in world capitals more than 2,000 kilometres apart best symbolized this. But which of these events do you think poses the greatest potential danger to world peace? In Moscow, a preening, self-satisfied...
  • Mike Thomas (GOP-E) Snuffing Out Conservative Votes with the Help of Democrats

    03/22/2014 6:53:03 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | March 21, 2014 | Jamie Radtke
    It is like something out of a mobster movie. Eric Cantor’s Young Guns and the GOP Establishment are systematically going around to the local GOP county units in Virginia and snuffing out the votes of the conservative grassroots. The Young Guns Godfather puts out the hit and the deed is carried out. It has already happened in Virginia Beach, Richmond City, Charlotte, and now Campbell County. Last night Mike Thomas, who is the First Vice Chairman for the Republican Party of Virginia, was involved in coordinating the takeover of the Campbell County Republican Committee with the enlisted help of an...
  • Kerry: ‘I Don’t Know Anybody Who Says You Ought to Go to War over Crimea’

    03/20/2014 10:57:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/20/14
    (CNSNews.com) – In an interview Wednesday with a local Washington, D.C., affiliate, Secretary of State John Kerry said he doesn’t know anyone who wants the U.S. to go to war with Russia over Crimea, an autonomous republic in the southern region of Ukraine before Russia’s military intervention. “I don’t know anybody in America who has suggested to go to war over Crimea. Do you want to go to war over Crimea? I don’t know anybody who says you ought to go to war over Crimea, so therefore, your options are economic and diplomatic and isolation,” Kerry said. As CNSNews.com previously...
  • As others mark World War One centenary, Germans prefer to forget

    03/20/2014 6:18:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | march 19, 2014 | Erik Kirschbaum
    A simple plaque marks the forsaken spot where the Red Baron was buried in central Berlin but hardly anyone stops to remember the flying ace shot down in 1918. For Germans, the Great War holds so little interest. The centenary of the outbreak of World War One has caught Germany off guard, while Britain, France, the United States and others mark it with battlefield tours, television programs, exhibitions and plans for ceremonies on the day, in August. Germans aren't sure how, or even if, they should commemorate a war that cost them 13 percent of their territory, all their colonies,...
  • War Is a Certainty

    03/18/2014 12:09:32 PM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 31 replies
    International Man ^ | March 17, 2014 | Jeff Thomas
    Recently, an associate offered the following observation with regard to the likelihood of war in the immediate future: “The big guys like to play chess with the world. It's the biggest game. The bankers need ups and downs and wars to make money. The military needs wars to exist. The politicians need both to exist.” Whilst he was reiterating a concept we have discussed on many occasions, it occurred to me that I have never seen the subject defined so succinctly, nor so informatively. Let’s break it down: The bankers need ups and downs and wars to make money Just...
  • Ukrainian Government Refuses To Remove Troops From Crimea, Prepares For War

    03/17/2014 11:17:11 AM PDT · by Strategy · 156 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | March 17, 2014
    In the wake of a March 16 referendum in which Crimeans voted to join the Russian Federation, Ukrainian leaders refused to cede any part of the peninsula, calling on their troops to prepare for war. "Crimea was, is, and will be our territory," said Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh in a statement delivered at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center on March 17. Former heavyweight boxing champion and leader of the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform Vitali Klitschko announced that Ukrainian troops would remain at their bases, even after March 21, the end of a peace treaty signed by the interior ministries...
  • Crimeans vote on union with Russia as troops build up rapidly

    03/16/2014 9:58:15 AM PDT · by Errant · 103 replies
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine/KIEV (Reuters) - Crimeans voted in a referendum on Sunday on whether to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, with Kiev accusing Moscow of rapidly building up its armed forces on...
  • On third anniversary of Syrian rebellion, Assad is steadily winning the war

    03/14/2014 5:56:46 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 03-14-2014 | Liz Sly
    BEIRUT — Three years into the revolt against his rule, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is in a stronger position than ever before to quell the rebellion against his rule by Syrians who rose up to challenge his hold on power, first with peaceful protests and later with arms. Aided by the steadfast support of his allies and the deepening disarray of his foes, Assad is pressing ahead with plans to be reelected to a third seven-year term this summer while sustaining intense military pressure intended to crush his opponents. The strategy is not new, but in recent months it has...
  • Commission Finds ‘No Compelling Medical Reason’ To Exclude Transgender Americans From Military

    03/13/2014 2:34:00 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday. The report said Department of Defense regulations designed to keep transgender people from joining or remaining in the military on the grounds of psychological and physical unfitness are based on outdated beliefs that require thousands of current service members either to leave the service or to forego the medical procedures...
  • US To Tap Strategic Petroleum Reserve

    03/13/2014 11:20:50 AM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 96 replies
    The Obama administration will release 5 million barrels of sour crude from the United States’ emergency stockpile in what officials described as a “test” of the nation’s ability to respond to oil supply disruptions around the globe.
  • John Kerry: Russia has until Monday to reverse course in Ukraine

    03/13/2014 11:59:01 AM PDT · by Errant · 141 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 13 March 2014 | Susan Crabtree
    Secretary of State John Kerry warned of serious repercussions for Russia on Monday if last-ditch talks over the weekend to resolve the crisis in Ukraine failed to persuade Moscow to soften its stance. Kerry will travel to London for a Friday meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ahead of a Sunday referendum vote in the Crimea region to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. U.S. and European officials argue that Moscow is orchestrating the referendum and waging an intimidation campaign with thousands of Russian troops controlling the region. If Russian-backed lawmakers in Crimea go through with the...
  • U.S. Pushes Last-Ditch Effort to Ease Ukraine Crisis

    03/12/2014 7:11:01 PM PDT · by Errant · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12 March 2014 | Carol E. Lee and
    The U.S. launched a last-ditch effort Wednesday to avert a potentially costly diplomatic crisis with Moscow ahead of a vote Sunday in Crimea on whether the region should leave Ukraine and return to Russia. Top Obama administration officials sought to ramp up the pressure on Moscow even as they braced for a possible diplomatic failure. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Russia "may well" end up annexing the restive region, and began to focus on steps Moscow could take to slow the process. The mood in Washington had an 11th-hour feel. Mr. Kerry planned a hasty diplomatic trip to...
  • After Annexing Crimea, Russian Troops Are Piling Up By The East Ukraine Border

    03/12/2014 1:49:37 PM PDT · by Errant · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12 March 2014 | Tyler Durden
    Despite the relentless protests of Kiev, and of course the G7 group of world's most indebted nations, in the past two weeks Vladimir Putin once again succeeded in outplaying the west and annexed the Crimea peninsula without firing a single shot (granted there is still potential for material situational deterioration, one which would involve military participation by NATO whose outcome is not exactly clear). The market has "priced in" as much, with prevailing consensus now dictating that Russia will preserve its foothold in the Crimea however without additional attempts for annexation: certainly Poland is hoping and praying as much. However,...
  • Construction of Arak plant makes 87% progress: AEOI

    03/11/2014 10:21:03 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Press TV ^ | Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:19AM GMT
    The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the construction of Arak heavy water production plant in the country’s Markazi (Central) Province has made a nearly 90-percent progress. In an interview with Iran’s Arabic-language Al-Alam News Network, Behrouz Kamalvandi said Arak heavy water complex has been “built [using] indigenous knowledge and technology and [its construction] has made an 87-percent progress.” “Given the concerns that they have about reprocessing (at the Arak plant), the possibility exists for the reprocessing not to take place for a certain period of time; however, in the long run, when the concerns are...
  • IRGC Commander: Iran’s Finger on Trigger to Destroy Zionist Regime

    03/11/2014 10:16:52 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Fars News Agency ^ | Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:59
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined that Iranian military commanders are prepared to attack and destroy the Zionist regime of Israel as soon as they receive such an order. “Today, we can destroy every spot which is under the Zionist regime's control with any volume of fire power (that we want) right from here,” Salami said, addressing a conference in Tehran on Tuesday dubbed ‘the Islamic World's Role in the Geometry of the World Power’. “Islam has given us this wish, capacity and power to destroy the Zionist regime so...
  • Netanyahu: “Iran will next hide nuclear suitcases.” DEBKAfile: Bought 10 years ago from Ukraine

    03/10/2014 12:22:45 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Debkafile ^ | March 10, 2014, 8:00 PM (IST)
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Monday, March 10, that because the world chooses to slide over Iran’s concealed nuclear program, the next Klos C ship may not carry missiles but “nuclear suitcases.” They would not only reach an Israeli port, he said, but any port in the world. He spoke at Israel’s naval base in Eilat at the presentation of the 60 missiles, 181 mortar shells and hundreds of bullets unloaded from the Klos C that was apprehended by Israeli commandos on the Red Sea opposite Sudan last week. Present too were defense minister Moshe Ya’alan, chief of staff Lt....
  • A World In Revolt...Psalm 2 pt 1

    03/07/2014 9:10:34 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 8 replies
    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.(Psalm 2:1-3)The first two Psalms go together. Perhaps it isn’t immediately apparent, because in some ways they are completely different, but I believe the Holy Spirit led those who placed them side by side as the opening of the Psalter. Psalm one examines a lone individual, a God worshipping , scripture meditating disciple who has made...
  • PUTIN WAR PROPAGANDA EXPOSED: Same Pro-Russian “Actress” Used in FIVE Different Ukrainian Reports

    03/05/2014 10:38:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/5/14 | Jim Hoft
    BRAVO! Putin’s War propaganda exposed. A pro-Russian actress was included in five different Ukrainian reports.She even wore the same hat in two of the reports!Via East of Brussels: The “actress” has played roles in news clips in Kiev, Kharkiv, Odessa.  She has played as a soldier’s mother and an anti-Maiden (pro-Russian) activist.In another propaganda piece - Russian news claimed a violent protest occurred in Crimea when the photo was taken days before in Kiev.
  • Putin: Russia will not go to war with Ukraine, our relations are fraternal (VIDEO)

    03/04/2014 4:24:37 PM PST · by ResisTyr · 10 replies
    RT ^ | 4 March 2014 | Russia Today
    Putin: Russia will not go to war with Ukraine, our relations are fraternal (VIDEO)
  • Iranian general: Obama’s threats are ‘the joke of the year’ (also calls Obama "Low-IQ")

    03/04/2014 12:32:03 PM PST · by Dave346 · 48 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 4, 2014, 9:34 pm | Marissa Newman
    Masoud Jazayeri says the ‘low-IQ’ president’s ‘all options are on the table’ remarks are a farce; warns against US strike President Barack Obama is a “low-IQ US president,” whose threat to launch a military offensive should nuclear talks fail is an oft-cited punchline in the Islamic Republic, particularly among children, an Iranian general said on Tuesday. “The low-IQ US president and his country’s Secretary of State John Kerry speak of the effectiveness of ‘the US options on the table’ on Iran while this phrase is mocked at and has become a joke among the Iranian nation, especially the children,” General...
  • John Baird compares Russia's actions in Ukraine to Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia

    03/04/2014 11:52:34 AM PST · by Dave346 · 58 replies
    CBC News ^ | Mar 03, 2014 3:01 PM ET | Leslie MacKinnon
    Russian troop presence in Crimea compared to what Germans did in Sudetenland in 1938 Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has compared Russia's troop presence in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula to Hitler's invasion of Sudetenland, a part of the former Czechoslovakia, in 1938. Baird, speaking to host Evan Solomon on CBC News Network's Power & Politics, accused Russia of invading and occupying Crimea, a part of Ukraine. "If it's not war, it's akin to war," he said. At first, Baird said the situation was "right out of the Cold War." When Solomon pointed out Putin claims he is protecting Russian rights in...
  • Obama promises to defend Poland against Russia as Reid urges caution about action

    03/03/2014 5:59:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 3, 2014 | Grae Stafford
    Polish news site Thenews.pl is reporting that President Obama in a telephone call on Sunday to Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski “assured him ‘unequivocally as to Poland’s security, knowing that Poland is not only a neighbor of Ukraine but Russia as well.’ Speaking Monday after a meeting of Poland’s Nations Security Council – with Poland’s Defense Minister, Foreign Minister, Prime Minister and opposition party leaders in attendance - Komorowski informed the media that he had directed Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski to “request NATO consultations under Article 4 of the alliance’s founding treaty.” Article 4 of the North Atlantic Treaty that was...
  • Welcome to the Era of Failed States

    03/03/2014 2:16:39 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/03/14 | James H. Kunstler
    What the USA and its European factotums ought to do is mind their own business and stop issuing idle threats. They set the scene for the Ukrainian melt-down by trying to tilt the government their way, financing a pro-Euroland revolt, only to see their sponsored proxy dissidents give way to a claque of armed neo-Nazis, whose first official act was to outlaw the use of the Russian language in a country with millions of long-established Russian-speakers. This is apart, of course, from the fact Ukraine had been until very recently a province of Russia’s former Soviet empire.
  • Senior Russian Official: ‘We Expect All Sanctions on Iran to be Lifted’

    03/03/2014 1:07:20 PM PST · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 3, 2014 1:27 pm | Gidon Ben-zvi
    The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in Russia’s parliament, Mikhail Margelov, said on Monday that his country expects all economic sanctions against Iran to be removed immediately, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported. “There have been important developments. President Hassan Rouhani has openly declared that Iran has no intention to develop an atomic bomb,” Margelov said. ”Furthermore, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, has issued a decree that prohibits the building of a bomb, calling it ‘a sin.’ ” As a result of these public statements, Marglov concluded, “The conditions have now been met to justify the full lifting of sanctions on...
  • "I AM RUSSIAN FROM ODESSA - and I will be defending my country - Ukraine with ARMS "

    03/03/2014 1:04:50 PM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 25 replies
    blogger ENDRYX (Ukraine) ^ | 03.03.2014 | Andrey Khartanovich
    "I AM RUSSIAN FROM ODESSA - and I will be defending my country - Ukraine with ARMS " It will be easy to kill Russians and Russians to kill us! We speak the same language and we understand radio transmissions on the air - and it will be easy to kill Russians and Russians to kill us! Our armies, in fact, are armed with the same weapons and ammunition - it will be easy to kill each other! It will be easy to kill Russians and Russians - us! Writes blogger endryx (Andrey Khartanovich): This is me about the technical...
  • NBC's Gregory Warns Obama: People 'Recoiled' at Bush 'Talking Tough and Projecting American Power'

    03/03/2014 10:58:51 AM PST · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 3-3-2014 | Kyle Drennen
    On Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory appeared to caution President Obama against aggressively confronting Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. Teeing up left-wing Daily Beast editor Tina Brown, Gregory declared: "Look, part of the Bush era that a lot of people recoiled against was the idea of talking tough and projecting American power as if some how feeling better about that makes the world better." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Brown replied: "Absolutely. I mean, there's no need to just go off and be bellicose. And then it's like, 'Now what?'...
  • Russia Gives Ukrainian Forces In Crimea Ultimatum To Surrender - Interfax

    03/03/2014 8:06:14 AM PST · by Fennie · 184 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 3, 2014
    Russia's Black Sea Fleet has told Ukrainian forces in Crimea to surrender by 5.am (0300 GMT) on Tuesday or face a military assault, Interfax news agency quoted a source in the Ukrainian Defence Ministry as saying. The ultimatum, Interfax said, was issued by Alexander Vitko, the fleet's commander.
  • Ukrainians "Won't Give Up Without a Fight" as Ivan Surrounds Marine Base at Feodosia

    03/03/2014 5:14:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
     Quickly out-numbered and out-gunned, other military checkpoints and border crossings/bases in the Ukrainian-since-1954 Crimea were disarmed by unmarked Russian troops that came pouring over the border this weekend, with all significant facilities are encircled. The newly-appointed head of the Ukranian Navy (his Crimean office surrounded/electricity cut-off) felt obliged to defect to the newly-formed, pro-Russian "Independent Republic of the Crimea" as well. But that is not at all the case for an Ukrainian Marine base at Feodosia, where yesterday the commander of the elite troops -upon being handed an ultimatum- "politely but firmly" told the Russians to "get lost"... "We gave an oath to the state of Ukraine,...
  • Ukraine Puts Troops on High Alert, Threatening War

    03/02/2014 10:58:00 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 2, 2014 | ALISON SMALE and STEVEN ERLANGER
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Ukraine put its military on high alert Sunday in response to Russia’s move to seize control of the Crimean Peninsula, and it threatened war against Moscow if the Kremlin made further incursions into Ukrainian territory as Western powers scrambled to find a response to the crisis. “This is the red alert, this is not a threat, this is actually a declaration of war to my country,” Ukraine’s prime minister, Arseniy P. Yatsenyuk, told reporters in English, a day after Russia’s parliament approved the deployment of troops to any part of Ukraine where Moscow deems Russians are in...