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  • Cuba's bio-research activity under scrutiny: Did Castro plant West Nile virus in Florida Keys?

    05/15/2002 1:10:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 1,465+ views ^ | Wednesday, May 15, 2002 | By H.P. Albarelli Jr.
    Notwithstanding former President Jimmy Carter's recent statement to the contrary, Undersecretary of State John Bolton's remarks about Cuba's biological weapons capabilities underscore lingering concerns with the rogue island only 90 miles from the United States. Bolton, on May 6, told an audience at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation that the U.S. is suspicious about Cuban biomedical laboratories and their ability to transfer biological weapons technology to Iraq, Syria and Libya, all countries that Cuban President Fidel Castro visited last year. Bolton also made remarks, which may be interpreted as a clear signal of hardening State Department policy toward Cuba, faulting...
  • Russia's Wagner Group sends bloodied sledgehammer to EU

    11/25/2022 8:53:00 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 58 replies ^ | 11/24/22 | James Kilner & James Crisp
    Russia's Wagner Group mercenaries have sent a "bloodied" sledgehammer in a violin case to the European Parliament after members started proceedings to label them as terrorists. Sledgehammers have become an unofficial symbol of the Kremlin-linked group because its fighters have used them to kill during overseas missions. In a video posted on one of its Telegram channels, a suited lawyer working for Wagner Group carries a violin case into a bare room and places it on a table. He lifts the lid of the violin case, showing off a highly polished sledgehammer. The head has been engraved with Wagner's logo...
  • Meet the mercenary army boss ‘worse than Putin’ who could be Russia’s next leader

    01/01/2023 3:04:32 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/2/2023 | Jamie Seidel
    As Russia’s ruling elite one-by-one fall down stairs or out windows, another star is rising. Now speculation is mounting that “Putin’s Chef” is preparing to step out of the kitchen. He started out with a catering business. He quickly became part of President Vladimir Putin’s inner sanctum. He’s now behind Russia’s cyber warriors and a host of online trolls. And he has his own mercenary army. Yevgeny Prigozhin is becoming increasingly bold. He’s spruiking his Wagner Group mercenaries as Russia’s most effective fighting force. He’s waging a verbal war against key Putin appointees. He’s winning public support among extremists who...
  • Wagner chief sends European parliament a bloodied sledgehammer in sick reference to Russian deserter his forces beat to death, after Europe declared Russia a 'terrorist state'

    11/24/2022 10:18:08 AM PST · by · 49 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 11:37 EST, 24 November 2022 | By Will Stewart
    -Vladimir Putin's crony Yevgeny Prigozhin was responding to EU vote on Russia -He showed a bloodied sledgehammer he wants to present to the EU parliament -Sick stunt relates to episode in which Wagner fighter bludgeoned to death -He had defected to Ukraine before being exchanged back allegedly at request The head of Russian private army Wagner has trolled the West showing a bloodied sledgehammer he wants to present to the European Parliament. Vladimir Putin's crony Yevgeny Prigozhin was responding to a vote to declare Russia a 'state sponsor of terrorism'. The sick stunt relates to an episode in which a...
  • Russian oligarchs believe Putin tricked them into appearing to support the war in Ukraine, and got them all sanctioned, report says

    12/26/2022 5:03:35 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 18, 2022 | Katie Balevic
    As the cracks in Russia's war on Ukraine deepen, Russian oligarchs sanctioned by the West are now saying Russian President Vladimir Putin tricked them into appearing to support his invasion of Ukraine, according to an extensive investigation published Saturday by The New York Times. Many of Putin's top advisors didn't know the full extent of his plans to invade Ukraine on February 24 until they were already underway, according to The Times. Senior aides at the Kremlin were trying to read his body language, telling some that Putin had "this warlike twinkle in his eyes," the paper reported. "If everyone...
  • Joe Biden Inches Toward War with Iran, Makes Israel Full Military Partner

    12/22/2022 12:05:54 AM PST · by blueplum · 56 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 21 Dec 2022 | BY WILLIAM M. ARKIN
    Preparing for any potential war against Iran, the Biden administration has formally elevated Israel in military planning.... ...For the Pentagon, Israel is the most prized military and intelligence partner in the Middle East, with its vast combat experience and advanced technologies. With the end of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, and with the brokering of the Abraham Accords by the Trump administration, Washington sees an opportunity to incorporate Israel into a new regional alliance. ... ..."CENTCOM will now work to implement the U.S. Government commitment to a holistic approach to regional security and cooperation with our partners," the Tampa-based command...
  • Exclusive - The Netanyahu Doctrine: An in-depth regional policy interview

    12/17/2022 12:35:32 AM PST · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Al Arabiya English ^ | 16 December ,2022: 09:22 PM GST
    Al Arabiya English Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing to become the Prime Minister of Israel for the third time. He has until December 21 to form a government before taking office. In a wide-ranging interview with a group of print and television journalists at Al Arabiya, Mr. Netanyahu discussed Israel’s relations with Arab states, the US alliance structure in the Middle East, unrest in Iran, Israel’s new hard-right government, the future of the US-brokered maritime border agreement with Lebanon, and the Russia-Ukraine war. Mr. Netanyahu reiterated the paramount importance of normalization with Saudi Arabia, which would be a “quantum leap” toward...
  • Lockerbie bombing suspect is now in US custody

    12/11/2022 6:34:56 AM PST · by Round Earther · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/11/22 | Gabby Gretener and Evan Perez,
    A Libyan man accused of being involved in making the bomb that destroyed Pan Am flight 103 over the town of Lockerbie in December 1988 is now in US custody, authorities in the United States and Scotland said Sunday. The US charged Abu Agila Mohammad Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi for his alleged involvement in the bombing two years ago, a spokesman for the UK Crown Office and Prosecutor Fiscal Service told CNN. The attack killed 270 people as the bomb detonated over the Scottish town as it flew from London to New York.
  • Documents Show Senior Kerry Aide Used Private Email to Send Steele Reports to State Department Colleagues

    01/08/2020 10:34:25 PM PST · by bitt · 19 replies
    epoch times ^ | 1/8/2020 | mark tapscott
    WASHINGTON—Eleven pages of State Department documents released on Jan. 7 in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch show that Jonathan Winer, an assistant to then-Secretary of State John Kerry, used his private email address to convey information he received from former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele to top U.S. diplomatic officials. “I will send them to her [his assistant, Nina Miller] from my non-State email account, not copying myself,” Winer said in response to a December 2014 email from Paul Jones, principal deputy assistant secretary for European Affairs. Jones wanted Winer to use the State...
  • Benghazi: Know Thy Enemy

    This is a self-funded book authored by CIA analyst Sarah Adams and Benghazi survivor, Dave "Boon" Benton. Sarah was in Benghazi just prior to and after the attacks. The book is research that they did in locating the Al Qaeda members behind the attack. These were not local protests over a video, rather a sophisticated kidnap attempt at Amb. Stevens.
  • Obama Admits ‘Mistake’ in Not Supporting ‘Green Revolution’ in Iran

    10/16/2022 6:14:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2022 | Joel B Pollack
    Former President Barack Obama admitted Friday that it had been a “mistake” not to support Iranian democracy protesters in 2009, when they rose up against their tyrannical regime in what was called the “Green Revolution.” At the time, Obama chose to remain quiet about the protests, as he hoped to preserve the regime, and the administration of radical, Holocaust-denying Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in the hope of pursuing negotiations toward a deal on Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
  • Vladimir Putin’s Battle Cry Against The Deep State

    10/07/2022 8:12:10 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 62 replies
    Oriental Review ^ | 10/7/22 | Oscar SILVA-VALLADARES
    The recent ceremony of accession of four Ukrainian regions to Russia brought a speech from President Putin that outlined the reasons behind Russia’s current struggles, the character and identity of its foes and, more importantly, laid the groundwork for Russia’s next level of confrontation with the West beyond the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine. In his speech, Putin clearly defined the present fight as a worldwide battle in which Russia plays a leading role against the Deep State that ultimately runs the West and which uses all available tools – including military, economic, cultural, and social – in its attempt...
  • Turkish Airlines cancels flights to Belarus and Russia until at least 2023

    09/29/2022 9:18:25 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 11 replies
    Aerotime ^ | 9/27/2022 | GABRIELE PETRAUSKAITE
    Turkish Airlines has extended its cancellation of flights to and from Belarus and Russia. Prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the national carrier of Turkey operated passenger flights to and from Minsk (MSQ) in Belarus as well as Rostov (RVI), Sochi (AER), and Yekaterinburg (SVX) in Russia. The Istanbul-based air carrier announced that it will not resume flights to the named destinations until at least December 31, 2022. “Our flights from/to Minsk (Belarus) have been canceled until December 31, 2022 (inclusive), from/to Sochi (Russia), have been canceled until December 31, 2022 (inclusive), and from/to Rostov (Russia)...
  • First Mobilized Russians Are Captured in Ukraine and Other Stories From Putin’s Magnificent ‘Partial Mobilization'

    09/27/2022 7:43:54 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | September 27, 2022 | Streiff
    The “partial mobilization” of Russian men to fight in Putin’s War in Ukraine is shaping up pretty much the fiasco we thought it would be (see Vladimir Putin to Address Russia; Annexation of Ukraine Provinces and Mobilization Seem to Be on the Table). It is equal parts black comedy, political thriller, and tragedy. But, don’t worry, the comedic and thriller elements will go away very soon. The war in Ukraine has left Russia facing a military personnel crisis. About 75% of Russia’s regular ground forces participated in the opening act of the Special Military Operation (SMO). These were reinforced by...
  • Dozens of migrants killed as boat sinks off Syrian coast (from libya)

    09/23/2022 11:23:32 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 9-23-22 | BBC
    The bodies of 71 migrants have been found after the boat they were travelling in sank off Syria's coast, the health minister has said. Twenty survivors are being treated in a hospital in the Syrian city of Tartus. Officials said Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian nationals - including women and children - were believed to be among the 120-150 people who were on board when the boat sank on Thursday. It is not clear what caused the accident. A rescue attempt is ongoing. Officials added that the vessel had departed from Minyeh, a city near the Lebanese port city of Tripoli....
  • Turkey owes no explanation to EU – Erdogan

    09/21/2022 8:16:13 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 54 replies
    The San Francisco Telegraph ^ | September 21, 2022
    Ankara will not account for talks it held during the recent SCO summit, the Turkish president has saidTurkey has no obligation to report to the European Union after it took part in a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. Earlier, the Turkish leader revealed that Ankara is seeking to join the bloc, which includes Russia and China...."The European Union would keep us out for 52 years, it wouldn’t let us near, and then they would say, ‘Why did he talk with this country, or that country?’" he said, referring to the fact...
  • George Soros takes credit for Ukraine war, saying that all the Ukrainian leaders that wanted to join the EU and NATO were in contact with his “civil societies” foundation.

    09/16/2022 8:31:47 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 51 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/14/22 | Syrian Girl
    George Soros takes credit for Ukraine war, saying that all the Ukrainian leaders that wanted to join the EU and NATO were in contact with his “civil societies” foundation. ...
  • Russia Says It’s Losing Because Ukraine Has Experimental Mutant Troops Created in Secret Biolabs

    07/19/2022 8:22:34 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 113 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 19-JUL-2022 | Allison Quinn
    Nearly five months into its senseless war against Ukraine, Russia has concocted a wild new explanation for why the Kremlin’s plans for a quick takeover fell apart so spectacularly—because Ukrainian troops were turned into superhuman killing machines during “secret experiments” in American-run biolabs, of course. Never mind the myriad reports of Russian troops refusing to fight by the thousands, sabotaging their own shoddy equipment and even deliberately wounding themselves to abandon the war, Russian lawmakers claim the real setback for Moscow was “drugged up” Ukrainian soldiers. That claim was made Monday by two Russian lawmakers heading up a commission to...
  • Russian mercenary plays with Ukrainian skull, says will make into goblet -shocking video

    08/29/2022 4:48:34 AM PDT · by tlozo · 22 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug 29, 2022 | JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    A shocking video of a Russian mercenary playing with the skull of a Ukrainian fighter while declaring the objective of killing as many Ukrainian soldiers as needed to "de-Ukrainize Ukraine" was published by Ukrainian journalist and writer Denis Kazansky on Sunday. The fighter, identified as Moscow native Igor Mangushev by Kazansky, gave a speech in what appeared to be a club, holding the skull in the fashion that William Shakespeare's Hamlet held the skull of Yorick. "We're alive, and this guy's already dead," Mangushev reportedly said. "Let him burn in hell. He wasn't lucky. We'll make a goblet out of...
  • Russian Casualties in Ukraine: Reaching the Tipping Point

    04/07/2022 5:48:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) ^ | March 31, 2022 | Mark F. Cancian Senior Adviser, International Security Program
    In four weeks of combat, Russia may have lost 25 percent of its initial attacking force. These casualties are not on the scale of World War II but are large compared with the relatively small size of the Russian military today. Although reinforcements and replacements can offset some of these casualties, the loss of trained troops will impair military operations and eventually have a political effect. Russian losses to date are high. NATO estimates that Russia has lost between 7,000 and 15,000 soldiers. Wounded who cannot rapidly return to duty generally number about twice the number of dead. That would...