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  • Biden lashes out at reporter’s ‘stupid question’ after Ukraine gaffe

    01/20/2022 4:30:14 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/20/2022 | Steven Nelson
    President Biden lashed out Thursday at a reporter for what he called a “stupid question” about Russia potentially invading Ukraine — as the White House scrambled to clean up Biden’s Wednesday gaffe that Russia may face less blowback for a “minor incursion.” As reporters were escorted out of a science-focused meeting next door to the White House, Fox News correspondent Jacqui Heinrich shouted, “Why are you waiting on [Russian President Vladimir] Putin to make the first move, sir?” Biden’s answer was not captured on the official video livestream, but press audio engineers recorded him saying, “What a stupid question,” according...
  • Press review: German top diplomat’s Russia tour and Nazarbayev’s surprise address

    01/19/2022 10:11:10 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 6 replies
    Tass Press Review ^ | January 19, 2022 | Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta
    Nazarbayev acknowledges Tokayev’s triumph.On January 18, Kazakhstan’s first president Nursultan Nazarbayev interrupted his prolonged silence and recorded an address to the nation in which he assessed the recent upheaval in Kazakhstan and, more importantly, attempted to refute rumors that it was caused by a split and disagreements in the country’s political elite. He reiterated that President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has full authority, is the head of the Security Council and will soon be elected chairman of the Nur Otan ruling party. "So, there’s no conflict or standoff among the elite. The rumors on this subject are absolutely groundless," Kazakhstan’s first president...
  • Even without war, Russia has defeated Europe already

    01/19/2022 8:46:31 AM PST · by mac_truck · 43 replies
    EUObserver ^ | 1/19/2022 | John Holslag
    Whether or not Vladimir Putin moves his troops into Ukraine, he has once again confronted Europe with a most painful reality: while being too weak to defend itself, it can no longer rely on the United States to come to its rescue. We are facing a reality in which Russia, despite its economy only having the size of Italy's, can bully and intimidate a continent thanks to its energy reserves and its readiness to project vast military power. Sure, any Russian invasion of Ukraine would cost Russia a fortune and likely degrade into a grinding war of attrition. Invasion is...
  • Can Humanity Survive Washington’s Delusional Belief in its Omnipotence?

    01/19/2022 12:08:53 PM PST · by RandFan · 35 replies
    Paul Craig Roberts ^ | Jan 19 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Paul Craig RobertsThe Russians called a security conference with Washington and NATO. The Russians explained that security is a joint undertaking and that security only exists if every country feels secure. The CIA responded with accusations against Russia handed to the CIA-puppet Biden regime and the CIA-puppet US media. The national security advisor read the script to us peons: Russia intends a false flag attack on its own troops so that it will have an excuse to invade Ukraine. The national security advisor is so stupid that it does not occur to him that if Russia wants to invade Ukraine...
  • Russia Won't Rule Out Military Deployment to Cuba, Venezuela

    01/13/2022 9:27:35 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 108 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 13, 2022
    Russia on Thursday sharply raised the stakes in its dispute with the West over Ukraine, with a top diplomat refusing to rule out a Russian military deployment to Cuba and Venezuela if tensions with the United States mount. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, who led the Russian delegation in Monday’s talks with the U.S. in Geneva, said he could “neither confirm nor exclude” the possibility of Russia sending military assets to Cuba and Venezuela if the talks fail and U.S. pressure on Russia mounts. The Russia-U.S. negotiations in Geneva and a subsequent NATO-Russia meeting failed to narrow the gap on...
  • How Obama, Biden and Clinton helped Russia's Putin weaponize energy

    07/19/2020 5:34:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Bentley Media Group ^ | July 18, 2020 | John Solomon
    Russians secretly mocked Obama for so easily giving them American uranium, nuclear fuel contracts and technology, FBI informant reveals in excerpts from the new book "Fallout: Nuclear Bribes, Russian Spies and the Washington Lies that Enriched the Clinton and Biden Dynasties." The failed Russian reset .. repeatedly gave Russia's nuclear monopoly, Rosatom, assets like uranium under U.S. soil and billions of dollars in nuclear fuel contracts that made American electricity customers reliant on Moscow for years to come. And then Vladimir Putin pulled the rug out from under the Obama administration in 2014, invading the Crimea region of U.S. ally...
  • INVESTIGATION: Hunter Biden Had Tentacles In Dark Corners Of the World Far Beyond China, Ukraine

    12/01/2021 11:43:36 PM PST · by Liz · 30 replies
    DailyWire.com ^ | May 18, 2021 | Luke Rosiak
    PART 2 OF 3. The Hunter Biden Files Hunter Biden and his business partners were involved in discussions about possible deals in dozens of foreign countries, often corrupt backwaters, at times invoking official channels like ambassadors, emails reviewed by The Daily Wire show. While most attention has focused on Ukraine, where a gas company paid the now-president’s son tens of thousands of dollars a month while he was in deep crack addiction, and China, Hunter and his partners at a consultancy called Rosemont Seneca were eager to do business in a vast array of other places. The map below highlights...
  • Kazakh authorities say situation stabilizing with CSTO forces fully deployed

    01/09/2022 7:52:02 PM PST · by mac_truck · 8 replies
    CGTN ^ | 1/10/2022 | CGTN Staff
    Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has dismissed two more top security officials following the worst unrest in three decades in the central Asian country. Authorities said the situation has stabilized with forces from the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization fully deployed. Russia's state news agency Tass said nearly 6,000 people, including foreigners, were arrested in last week's violent protests. Reports said at least 164 people were killed during the unrest, which mostly took place in the country's biggest city, Almaty.
  • Kazakh President Steps up Purge of Security Agency After Mass Unrest

    01/09/2022 2:32:38 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 17 replies
    usnews.com ^ | 1/9/2021 | .usnews.com
    Kazakhstan's president fired two more top security officials on Sunday after the worst unrest in three decades of post-Soviet independence and authorities said the situation was stabilising, with Russian-led troops guarding key facilities. The sacked officials were deputies to former intelligence chief Karim Massimov, who was arrested on suspicion of treason after violent protests swept the oil- and uranium-producing Central Asian republic that borders Russia and China. Thousands of people have been detained and public buildings torched during mass anti-government protests in the past week. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev issued shoot-to-kill orders to end unrest he has blamed on bandits and...
  • Why Putin Just Raised a Massive Army Back From the Dead

    01/08/2022 9:01:51 AM PST · by Dr. Franklin · 62 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 7, 2022 | Anna Nemtsova
    MOSCOW—The sixth day of violent unrest devolved into a massacre on the streets of Kazakhstan’s capital city of Almaty, with dozens of protesters and at least 13 law enforcement officials killed, as well as hundreds more wounded. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev—who just a week ago was considered a weak shadow of Kazakhstan’s now-ousted Security Council Chairman Narsultan Nazarbayev—admitted he was the one who had given local security forces the order “to shoot to kill” protestors without warning on Thursday. Never before has any post-Soviet leader confessed to such a terrifying order. A day prior to Thursday’s bloodshed, Tokayev had claimed he...
  • Russian paratroopers arrive in Kazakhstan as unrest continues

    01/07/2022 12:46:22 AM PST · by gattaca · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jan 6, 2022 | The Guardian
    Russian paratroopers have arrived in Kazakhstan as part of a “peacekeeping” mission by a Moscow-led military alliance to help the president regain control of the country, according to Russian news agencies. Kazakhstan’s president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, asked for the intervention from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) – an alliance made up of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan – late on Wednesday and it was swiftly approved. It comes as violent clashes continue between protesters and the police and army in Kazakhstan. There is little reliable information on the number of casualties, but local news agencies quoted a spokesperson...
  • Russia’s Demands on Ukraine Must Be Addressed Urgently, Russian Official Says

    01/06/2022 11:46:45 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 26 replies
    https://www.wsj.com ^ | Jan. 6, 2022 | Michael R. Gordon
    Russia’s lead negotiator for coming talks with the U.S. said that Moscow’s demands on Ukraine must be addressed urgently and warned the Biden administration against resorting to the economic pressure it has threatened to try to get the Kremlin to back down. In advance of Monday’s talks with the U.S. in Geneva, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov sketched out an unyielding stance. He said the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s military ties to Ukraine represent a threat to Russia even if the country isn’t formally admitted into the alliance. Mr. Ryabkov rebuffed the Biden administration’s calls for the Kremlin to reverse...
  • Hot sheets: Putin's bed with top Democrats is very, very warm

    12/27/2021 3:39:48 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 27 Dec, 2021 | Monica Showalter
    Schumer, Pelosi, Swalwell, Blumenthal...they all reportedly took the Nord Stream 2 lobbyist/Democrat party bundler's cash — and Schumer, curiously enough, blocked a vote on sanctions. Democrats for years have accused President Trump of being in bed with Vladimir Putin, but a new investigative report from Daniel Greenfield demonstrates pretty damningly that they're the ones who've been keeping Putin's bed warm. Greenfield singles out Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer as Exhibit A: Schumer, along with a number of other top Democrats, is a beneficiary of campaign contributions from top Democrat fundraiser Vincent Roberti whose lobbying firm was paid over $8.5 million...
  • Vladimir Putin offers his casus belli for Ukraine attack

    01/02/2022 11:06:41 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 80 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2021 | Tom Rogan
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Tuesday, delivered three strong signals that he intends to invade Ukraine. Addressing military commanders and intelligence chiefs at the Defense Ministry, Putin offered a preemptive casus belli to justify invading Ukraine in order to address an existential threat to Russia. The Russian leader warned that the United States "will supply Ukraine with hypersonic weapons," which would reduce the nuclear strike launch-to-target time against Moscow to "five minutes." This, Putin insisted, would pose "the most serious threat" to Russia's security. One that means "we simply have nowhere to retreat further." Note the explicitly existential nature of...
  • 30 Years On, Poll Finds 63% of Russians Regret the Collapse of the USSR

    12/27/2021 1:45:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 26, 2021 | 4:14pm EST | Dimitri Simes
    Thirty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a significant majority of Russians continue to feel nostalgia for their country’s communist past, according to a recent survey from the country’s leading independent polling agency. In the Levada Center’s poll, published on Friday, 63 percent of Russian respondents expressed regret over the breakup of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1991. The sentiment was strongest among Russians aged 55 and older, 84 percent of whom described the dissolution as a tragic event. By contrast, a mere 28 percent of respondents said that they did not regret the demise...
  • Russian gas flows east via Yamal-Europe pipeline for fifth day

    12/25/2021 12:14:09 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 25, 2021
    The Yamal-Europe pipeline that usually sends Russian gas to Western Europe was operating in a reverse mode for a fifth day on Saturday, shipping fuel from Germany to Poland, data from German network operator Gascade showed....Putin has also said that Germany was reselling Russian gas to Poland and Ukraine rather than relieving an overheated market....Gazprom spokesman Sergey Kupriyanov told the NTV channel that the company was ready to supply additional gas within its long-term contracts, which would be cheaper than short-term deals concluded on European spot market.Reverse flows from Germany to Poland - and probably to Ukraine as well -...
  • Gorbachev says U.S. became "arrogant" after Soviet Union collapsed

    12/24/2021 12:40:25 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 48 replies
    https://www.cbsnews.com/ ^ | 12/24/2021 | cbs
    <p>In recent years, President Vladimir Putin has grown increasingly insistent that NATO is encroaching close to Russia's borders, and Moscow last week demanded "legal guarantees" that the U.S.-led alliance will halt its eastward expansion.</p><p>"How can one count on equal relations with the United States and the West in such a position?" Gorbachev told state news agency RIA Novosti on the eve of the anniversary of his resignation as the leader of the USSR.</p>
  • Leaked:US think-tank plan on E.Ukraine suggests internment camps, executions, nationalizing property

    07/04/2014 1:38:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 7-4-2014 | RT
    A leaked memorandum from the RAND corporation think tank suggests that Kiev should engage in an all-out war in the eastern regions, including shutting down all communications, putting citizens in internment camps and killing all who resist. The RAND Corporation is non-profit global think tank which offers research and analysis to the US armed forces. In the shocking letter, which has been leaked by the media, the advice offers a step by step brutal guide in how to deal with the population in eastern Ukraine. ‘Military op’s advantages overweigh disadvantage’ In the first line the memorandum notes that the peace...
  • The Kremlin is trying to erase Russia’s collective memory. It won’t succeed.

    12/23/2021 6:28:19 AM PST · by Krosan · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12.23.2021 | Vladimir Kara-Murza
    Vladimir Putin is big on symbols. He began his rule by installing a memorial plaque to a Soviet KGB chief and reinstating the Stalin-era national anthem. More recently, he used the anniversary of the assassination of political rival Boris Nemtsov to award a medal to a Chechen official reportedly involved in organizing it. And he used the birthday of another opponent, Alexei Navalny, to sign a law banning his movement as “extremist.” ... For all the importance of human rights work in authoritarian societies, Memorial is more than just another civil society organization — it is the keeper of the...
  • Putin flunky warns Russia will put ‘gun to America’s head’ as tensions grow

    12/22/2021 2:30:57 AM PST · by tlozo · 94 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/21/2021 | Mark Moore
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has blamed the West for increasing tensions in Eastern Europe and suggested a “military-technical” response if his request for security guarantees is not met — while a media mouthpiece for the Kremlin warned that Russia will hold a gun to “America’s head” if Ukraine is allowed to join NATO. In a speech Tuesday to Russian defense ministry officials, Putin said Moscow needs “long-term, legally binding guarantees” from the West that the US and NATO will not deploy missile systems in Ukraine, rather than “verbal assurances.” Russia has massed as many as 175,000 troops as well as...