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    06/29/2023 10:24:53 AM PDT · by ganeemead · 20 replies
    Garland Nixon on the most likely way the Russian op went downRussian are now definitely targetting foreign mercenaries in Country404....
  • Analysis-Where Are Russia's Top Generals? Rumours Swirl After Mercenary Mutiny (Gerasimov Missing)

    06/29/2023 10:48:53 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 16 replies
    Reuters/US News ^ | 6/29/2023 | Andrew Osborn
    Russia's most senior generals have dropped out of public view after a failed mercenary mutiny aimed at toppling the top military brass, amid a drive by President Vladimir Putin to reassert his authority. Unconfirmed reports say that at least one person has been detained and is being questioned. Armed forces chief of staff General Valery Gerasimov has not appeared in public or on state TV since the aborted mutiny on Saturday when mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin demanded Gerasimov be handed over. Nor has he been mentioned in a defence ministry press release since June 9. Gerasimov, 67, is the commander...
  • FTX managed to get $400 million in funding after Sam Bankman-Fried and an attorney invented a 'sham' agreement to explain close ties with Alameda, new CEO says

    06/29/2023 10:50:25 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    businessinsider com ^ | June 27, 2023 | Pete Syme
    FTX managed to raise $400 million in funding while showing false documents to investors, according to the crypto exchange's new CEO. John J Ray III made the accusation in a report about the company which was filed with the Delaware Bankruptcy Court on Monday. He said that Sam Bankman-Fried and one of the company's attorneys created "sham agreements" to make improper financial arrangements with Alameda, its sister hedge fund, look legitimate. This is a particularly interesting detail because the crypto exchange's implosion last November was provoked by the apparent commingling of funds between FTX and Alameda. -snip "In January 2021...
  • The Controlled Demolition of Nation-States

    06/29/2023 4:41:13 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 28 Jun, 2023 | J.B. Shurk
    How central banks and politicians create the conditions for indentured servitude. Generally speaking, central banks are empowered to control the supply of money by employing a number of tools that include buying government debt, selling government bonds, adjusting reserve requirements, and setting official interest rates. Operating under various legal mandates to sustain an overall healthy economy, central banks ostensibly pursue policies that will produce relatively low inflation, steady economic growth, and low public unemployment. What if these stated goals are merely talking points meant to justify a central bank's continued monopoly over a nation's creation of money, and the true...
  • Putin is given rock star welcome and even poses for kissing selfies with adoring fans in rare interaction with the public

    06/29/2023 2:22:36 AM PDT · by dennisw · 28 replies
    Mail on line ^ | 29 June 2023 | DAVID AVERRE and WILL STEWART
    Prompting claims it's a body double Russian president lapped up praise from a fervent crowd in Dagestan last night It is the first time since before the pandemic he has attended such an event His uncharacteristic behaviour has fuelled speculation it was a body double Vladimir Putin is consolidating support in Russia following last week's short-lived rebellion by Wagner group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin in a rare meet-and-greet that saw him mobbed by a crowd as he posed for selfies with young girls. Stunning footage from the event - a presidential appearance during a trip to the city of Derbent in...
  • Biden says Putin is 'clearly' losing the war in 'Iraq'

    06/28/2023 8:06:04 AM PDT · by McGruff · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2023 | Jack Birle
    President Joe Biden mistakenly said Russian President Vladimir Putin is "clearly" losing the war in Iraq while answering questions from reporters at the White House. Biden was likely talking about Russia's war in Ukraine, saying Putin has been unsuccessful in the conflicts at home and abroad. "It's hard to tell, but he is clearly losing the war in Iraq, he's losing the war at home, and he has become a bit of a pariah around the world. And it's not just NATO. It's not just the European Union. It's Japan. It's, you know, 40 nations," Biden said. Biden was taking...
  • Update from Ukraine | Z-Army runs again and opened the friendly fire | Crazy!

    06/27/2023 5:51:38 PM PDT · by · 45 replies ^ | 6-27-2023 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Z-Army runs again and opened the friendly fire | Crazy! The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 26th June 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). *** Great interactive map with viewer controlled Map magnification tool to use for each Front!
  • Ukraine Has ‘Highly Likely’ Retaken Territory Occupied by Russia Since 2014 For First Time: UK Intel

    06/27/2023 10:43:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/27/2023 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Ukrainian forces are now pushing over the defacto border established in the 2014 Russian invasion, taking back long-occupied territory in the Donbas region for the first time, the United Kingdom says. There have been “small advances” — which is on trend for the progress of the counter-offensive so far, per reports — around Krasnohorivka near Donetsk city, an area that has been occupied by Russian and pro-Kremlin forces for nearly a decade.
  • Putin paid $1 billion to Wagner Group before mutiny

    06/27/2023 3:47:36 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 21 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 27, 2023
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said Moscow had paid the Wagner Group around $1 billion over the past year Putin's admission of funding the mercenary group follows Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin's weekend rebellion against Russia. The mercenary boss claimed Russia's military had killed about 30 Wagner troops in a missile strike, and he ordered his men to march on Moscow. The brief mutiny ended after peace was brokered on the agreement that Kremlin charges would be dropped against Prigozhin if he agreed to go into exile in Belarus.
  • Mass Fighting Breaks Out At Giant Russian Gas Field

    06/27/2023 3:50:27 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 40 replies
    Oilprice ^ | 26 June 2023 | Alex Kimani
    A massive fight among hundreds of migrant workers from Central Asian states broke out over the weekend at Gazprom’s Kovykta gas field, where thousands of workers are under pressure to build new infrastructure to meet the terms of a natural gas supply contract to China, according to social media platforms.
  • Putin remains strong despite Wagner rebellion, Hungary’s Orbán says

    06/27/2023 4:01:20 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/27/2023
    Vladimir Putin’s handling of a mercenary mutiny shows the Russian president remains firmly in control, Viktor Orbán said in an interview — putting the Hungarian leader, once again, at odds with his Western partners. “When it is managed in 24 hours, it’s a signal of being strong,” Orbán told Axel Springer, POLITICO’s parent company. Referring to the Wagner paramilitary group’s recent rebellion, which put troops and armored vehicles dangerously close to Moscow, the Hungarian prime minister said he did not “see any major importance to that event,” separating him from numerous Western officials who, while remaining cautious, have said the...
  • Biden hosts Obama for lunch at the White House

    06/27/2023 9:26:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/27/2023 | ALEX GANGITANO
    President Biden is set to host former President Obama at the White House for lunch on Tuesday, the White House announced. The lunch comes as Biden has stepped up his fundraising efforts ahead of his first 2024 campaign finance report in July. He is set to fundraiser in Chevy Chase, Md., a suburb of Washington, D.C., later on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Biden will travel to Chicago — Obama’s hometown — for a speech on the economy and for fundraisers. The Biden campaign didn’t respond to a request for comment on whether Obama will join Biden at the Chevy Chase or...
  • Putin in his own words: "They miscalculated"

    06/27/2023 9:16:40 AM PDT · by RandFan · 19 replies
    meduza ^ | June 26 | Vladmir Putin
    Dear friends, I once again address all the citizens of Russia. Thank you for your composure, your solidarity, and your patriotism. This civic solidarity has shown that any blackmail and any attempts to cause internal turmoil are doomed to failure. I repeat, the highest level of social consolidation, executive and legislative power at all levels, and a firm, unambiguous position of supporting the constitutional order were taken by public organizations, religious confessions, and leading political parties. Virtually all of Russian society. One key thing united and rallied everyone: responsibility for the fate of the Fatherland. I would like to stress...
  • Teens sing I Am Russian as Shaman’s song tops the chart after Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Wagner group’s failed coup | Watch

    06/27/2023 1:27:18 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 46 replies
    Opoyi ^ | June 27, 2023
    Social media users are appreciating the solidarity of the teenagers in Russia as they stand together and sing Shaman's I Am RussianTeenagers singing in Russia (Photo Credit: Twitter/paulholding)In this video, teenagers sing “I am Russian” (“Я Русский”) and enjoy every moment.
  • US to give Ukraine $500 million in additional military aid -Pentagon

    06/27/2023 1:30:26 PM PDT · by McGruff · 90 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | June 27, 2023
    The United States will provide Kyiv with a new military package worth up to $500 million, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, in a show of support for Ukraine's fight against Russia as Moscow deals with the aftermath of a mutiny by mercenary fighters. The package will include ground vehicles including Bradley fighting vehicles and Stryker armored personnel carriers, and munitions for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, according to a statement from the Pentagon. The package "includes key capabilities to support Ukraine's counteroffensive operations, strengthen its air defenses ... and other equipment to help Ukraine push back on Russia's war of...
  • Ukraine Surrender in July? West 'Pushes' Kyiv for Talks With Russia After 'Flop' Offensive

    06/27/2023 3:21:36 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 29 replies
    After flop "counteroffensive"...
  • Russian Civil War Averted - Did Kremlin Threaten to Kill Families of Wagner Group Leaders?

    06/26/2023 8:39:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    CBN News ^ | 06-26-2023 | DALE HURD
    The Kremlin descended into chaos over the weekend as Russia came to the brink of civil war, and the uprising has left President Vladimir Putin exposed. The Russian government is trying to project the image that everything is under control. Others say the crisis shows Putin's war and his regime could be unraveling. In video released by the Russian government, Defense Minister Shoigu is said to be inspecting troops in Ukraine. He was one of the men Yevgeny Prigozhin's Wagner mercenary army was coming after, for alleged corruption and incompetence in running the war in Ukraine. Even though the uprising...
  • Did Putin Flee Moscow During Coup Attempt?

    06/26/2023 9:26:40 PM PDT · by Cronos · 116 replies
    New York sun ^ | 26th June 2023 | James Brooke
    As a two-mile-long convoy of military mutineers neared Moscow Saturday, a Russian presidential plane took off from the capital at 2:15 p.m. local time. It flew in the direction of President Putin’s native St. Petersburg until disappearing from radar at 3:06 p.m., according to Flight Radar. “Putin is working at the Kremlin,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov. A Russian air force attack on the mutineers was a fiasco. Soldiers from the Wagner mercenary group shot down six helicopters and one Ilyushin IL-18 airborne command center. The combined shootdowns killed 30 Russian airmen. Debris from one falling helicopter set ablaze the oil depot...
  • ‘Classic False Flag’: Analyst on Fox News Says Putin ‘Orchestrated’ Wagner Coup to Make Biden Think Russia’s No Threat

    06/26/2023 9:44:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 06/25/2023 | Phillip Nieto
    Fox News guest Rebekah Koffler claimed during an interview with host Eric Shawn on Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin worked with Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin to stage the recent armed coup as a “classic false flag.”Over the last 24 hours, chaos has upended the military and political establishment in Russia after Prigozhin marched his paramilitary group from Ukraine into Russia, taking over two cities and marching his men toward Moscow. In a sudden turn of events, however, Prigozhin reportedly called off the armed coup after negotiations with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.The rebellion represented the largest existential threat to...
  • In Belarus, military camps began to be built for Wagner militants – media

    06/26/2023 9:53:57 PM PDT · by henbane · 18 replies
    Daily News ^ | June, 26 2023, | Iryna Labyak-TCH
    Highlights: In Belarus, camps for mercenaries PMC Wagner are being built, relatives say that militants are sent to Belarus. The camp is designed for 8,000 fighters and will be located 200 km from the border with Ukraine. A source close to the leadership of the Mogilev region confirmed that the authorities have orders to build a camp for Wagner in the region. The British General Staff warned that after Prigozhin's departure to Belarus, the "Wagnerites" could prepare an offensive against Kyiv.. . . So, about one of the relatives, citing her friend, said that the remaining Wagner units in Rostov-on-Don...