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  • Russia offers Saudi Missile Defenses After Attack

    09/16/2019 1:50:22 PM PDT · by mikeIII · 59 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9/16/2019 | AFP
    Putin offers to sell Saudi Arabia its missile defense systems in the wake of the attack on its oil facilities. “We are ready to help Saudi Arabia so that she can protect her territory,” he says. “She can do so in the same way that Iran has already done in buying the S-300 Russian missile system and the same way that Turkey has already done in buying the S-400 Russian missile system,” Putin adds at a press conference in Ankara, alongside the Turkish and Iranian leaders. The US has blamed Iran for the attack on the Saudi oil facilities.
  • Clinton slams Trump administration's 'maximum pressure' campaign against Iran

    05/08/2019 5:27:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Fpx News ^ | May 8, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    The former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, on Wednesday criticized the Trump administration’s recent escalation of tensions with Iran – saying she “can’t imagine a more dangerous situation than the one we’re in now.” Speaking at Dartmouth College, Clinton said the Trump administration’s recent sanctions against Iran and the deployment of an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf have only served to further erode relations between Washington and Tehran that started when the United States withdrew from the controversial, Obama-era nuclear deal. “Now we have an administration that doesn’t believe in agreements,” Clinton said. “The Iranians have...
  • [2017] Democrats intentionally used disinformation from Russia to attack Trump, campaign aides

    04/30/2019 10:33:01 PM PDT · by ETL · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    [Dossier] Democrats intentionally used disinformation from Russia to attack Trump, campaign aidesBy Rowan Scarborough The Washington Times July 11, 2017 While the mainstream news media hunts for evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, the public record shows that Democrats have willfully used Moscow disinformation to influence the presidential election against Donald Trump and attack his administration.The disinformation came in the form of a Russian-fed dossier written by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele. It contains a series of unverified criminal charges against Mr. Trump’s campaign aides, such as coordinating Moscow’s hacking of Democratic Party computers.Some Democrats have widely circulated the discredited information....
  • US Military Shoots ICBM Target Out of the Sky in Missile Defense Test

    03/29/2019 7:41:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    KTLA ^ | 03/28/2019 | Elizabeth Howell
    Missiles shot from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base successfully destroyed an airborne target Monday (March 25) as part of a U.S. missile defense test... The target was an intercontinental ballistic missile launched from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, about 4,000 miles (6,440 kilometers) from Vandenberg. During the test, sensors in space, on the ground and at sea helped guide two ground-based interceptors (GBI) fired from Vandenberg. The first interceptor destroyed the target, a re-entry vehicle, while the second one searched the remaining debris for other threatening objects. Since there were no...
  • Russian TV lists potential nuclear strike targets in US after Putin warning

    02/26/2019 5:55:00 AM PST · by ETL · 67 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Feb 26, 2019 | Edmund DeMarche | Fox News
    Russian state TV on Sunday listed potential targets in the U.S. in the event of a nuclear strike and claimed that its new hypersonic missile technology could reach them in less than five minutes. Reuters called the report “unusual even by the sometimes bellicose standards of Russian state TV.” The targets included the Pentagon and Camp David. The report came days after Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the U.S. against deploying intermediate-range missiles in Europe. ..." The Guardian reported that other U.S. sites included Maryland’s Fort Ritchie, McClellan air force base in California and Jim Creek naval communications base in...
  • President of Ukraine praises way Trump handles Putin

    02/22/2019 2:31:42 PM PST · by ETL · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Feb 22, 2019 | Victor Garcia | Fox News
    “I think that this administration does an excellent, a great job. This is not an assumption,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “I have a feeling that this U.S. administration clearly understands the possible danger of Putin.” Poroshenko spoke out against Putin’s hostilities toward his country and said Putin’s only goal was to re-establish the glory of the “Russian Empire.”“He wants to renew, to restore the Russian empire, the Soviet Union and he does not have any red line for reaching these results,” Poroshenko told co-host Bill Hemmer.Wednesday marked five years since a popular uprising that...
  • Networks Refuse to Cover Senate’s ‘No Russia Collusion’ Report

    02/16/2019 6:20:58 PM PST · by bitt · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/16/2019 | John Nolte
    The same networks that spent 2,202 minutes of collective airtime to push the Russia Collusion Media-Hoax are refusing to cover the Senate Intelligence Committee bipartisan report, which found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The Media Research Center (MRC) did the research and found that between January 21, 2017, and February 10, 2019, “ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News, and the NBC Nightly News [spent] 2,202 minutes on the Russia investigation [, which] accounted for nearly 19 percent of all Trump-related reporting [, and now] none of those three shows have even mentioned the investigation since...
  • Tucker: There was no Russian collusion -- It was all fake. It's negligence on a stunning scale

    02/13/2019 12:07:14 PM PST · by ETL · 74 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Tucker Carlson | Fox News
    We have news for you, breaking news, that for whatever reason is being downplayed or ignored by other media outlets, but we think you want to know about it. Five simple words describe it, there was no Russian collusion. There is no evidence whatsoever that the Trump campaign conspired in any way with the government of Vladimir Putin during the last presidential election. That is apparently the conclusion of the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee. That Committee spent two years investigating this question. Of course, hundreds of interviews, reams of classified documents, untold millions in taxpayer dollars. No collusion at all....
  • Ex-Trump attorney slams 'waste of time' Mueller probe as 'one of the greatest frauds' in US history

    02/13/2019 7:14:11 AM PST · by ETL · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Feb 13, 2019 | Liam Quinn | Fox News
    Veteran criminal defense attorney John Dowd has savaged Robert Mueller’s Russia probe as a "terrible waste of time" and questioned whether a report will ever be produced. Dowd, who served as a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team from June 2017 until March 2018, made the explosive comments during an interview with ABC News. “I will be shocked, if anything regarding the president is made public, other than, ‘we’re done’,” the 77-year-old said. “I know exactly what he has. I know exactly what every witness said, what every document said. I know exactly what he asked. And I know...
  • Russian military must develop game-changing ground-based cruise, hypersonic missiles by 2020: Chief

    02/05/2019 8:17:45 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 6 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 2/6/19 | USA Features
    The head of Russia’s armed forces said Tuesday that it was imperative the country’s military develop ground-based cruise and hypersonic missiles by 2020 to counter rising threats from the U.S. and the West. In particular, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said during a conference call, the military will be looking at developing a ground-based version of the sea-launched Kalibr missile within the next two years, a requirement ahead of creating a longer-range hypersonic missile system. “The General Staff has submitted to the supreme commander-in-chief a list of measures, which he has approved. In 2019-2020, we need to develop the ground-based version...
  • Trump to revive ‘Star Wars’ missile defense concept in face of growing hypersonic weapons threat

    01/17/2019 11:38:47 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 9 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 1/17/19 | USA Features
    In the 1980s, then-President Ronald Reagan approved funding for a space-based missile defense concept that was nicknamed “Star Wars” by critics, after the famous movie franchise. Derided by critics as too expensive and Democrats as unnecessarily provocative towards the Soviet Union, the concept, formally called the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and announced by Reagan in 1983, envisioned a space-based defense network capable of intercepting ICBMs well before they reached their targets.
  • The U.S. should place more emphasis on hypersonic weapons development

    10/08/2018 1:50:02 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 34 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 10/8/18 | Jon E. Dougherty
    Notes Griffin further, in terms of hypersonic missile development, “The rest of the world is not stupid, and they are catching up to us. And, in some areas, have caught up.” Hypersonic vehicles can travel at speeds up to 5,500 miles per hour (hypersonic is considered five times the speed of sound or Mach 5). Currently, there are no missile defense systems that are agile enough to successfully target a hypersonic missile; in fact, current missile defense systems are vulnerable to spoofing by decoys and could also be rendered ineffective with electronic warfare. If you add the element of super-speed,...
  • Russia to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

    09/24/2018 7:22:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Russian officials said Syria's outdated S-200 systems weren't sophisticated enough to identify the Russian plane as a friendly one. Monday's statement from Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Russia will send the newer S-300 missile defense systems to Syria within the next two weeks. Earlier in the war, Russia suspended a supply of S-300, which Israel feared Syria could use against it. Shoigu said Russia is now going to go ahead with the shipment because "the situation has changed, and it's not our fault." The supply of S-300s to Syria will "calm down some hotheads" whose actions "pose a threat...
  • Obama adviser backs off Bush missile defense line

    05/01/2009 12:04:16 PM PDT · by james500 · 19 replies · 1,640+ views
    AP ^ | 5/1/2009 | DESMOND BUTLER
    A senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama says that Russia has some reasonable concerns about U.S. missile defense plans. Russia has strongly opposed U.S. missile defense plans in Europe. Moscow says the system could undermine the deterrent of its vast nuclear arsenal. ... However, Obama's coordinator for weapons of mass destruction policy, Gary Samore on Friday said that Russia's objections are legitimate as Washington and Moscow pursue nuclear reductions.
  • Russia using advanced missile system sales to drive wedge between U.S. and allies

    09/14/2018 4:20:42 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 15 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/14/18 | USA Features
    It’s understandable that the Chinese would seek the S-400, given Beijing’s lengthy ties to the Russian defense industry. But Turkey’s decision to buy the S-400 is particularly worrisome given that Turkey is a NATO ally and buying a weapon system from a great power rival of the alliance can be viewed as Ankara moving closer to Moscow in general. Also, buying a rival country’s air defense system cuts down on interoperability, which NATO is working to improve as Russia continues to pose significant threats to European interests.
  • Poland reacts to Trump-Putin meeting

    07/17/2018 1:38:37 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 99 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 2018 | Marcin Goclowski
    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: "I look at the latest developments, including Helsinki, where it might have been that one president of our neighboring country (Putin) was pressuring the U.S. president for concessions. But I have not seen any concessions, neither as regards the annexation of Crimea nor the war in Ukraine," Morawiecki said. "None of the voices that were appearing beforehand as hypothetically possible - concessions by the United States - have materialized. So I don't see where he (Trump) has made any significant concessions. Poland is the biggest former communist country in both the European Union and NATO,...
  • What Six Years of ‘Reset’ with Russia Have Wrought

    08/27/2015 10:15:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    What Six Years of ‘Reset’ with Russia Have Wrought by CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER August 27, 2015 On September 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Last week, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years. The reaction? The State Department issued a statement. The NATO secretary-general issued a tweet. Neither did anything. The European Union (reports the Wall Street Journal) said it was too early to discuss any possible action. The timing of this brazen violation of NATO territory — two days after President Obama visited Estonia to symbolize America’s commitment to its...
  • NATO Summit: Poland pins its hopes on the USA

    07/11/2018 3:26:50 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    DW ^ | July 11, 2018
    Polish people love America Poland wouldn't mind seeing Trump as the advocate of Eastern European interests in Brussels. It's not just about a stronger NATO presence, but also about history and shared values. Many Poles see it as a given that the US should be responsible for their security, as the country suffered at the hands of neighboring Germany and Russia in the past and feels cheated by other European states. The PiS government agrees wholeheartedly with Trump's climate and migration policies, as well as criticism of the German-Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. And there are concrete economic...
  • Is Russiagate really Hillarygate?

    07/04/2018 7:10:10 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2017 | Paul R. Gregory
    The most under covered story of Russia Gate is the interconnection between the Clinton campaign, an unregistered foreign agent of Russia headquartered in DC (Fusion GPS), and the Christopher Steele Orbis dossier. This connection has raised the question of whether Kremlin prepared the dossier as part of a disinformation campaign to sow chaos in the US political system. If ordered and paid for by Hillary Clinton associates, Russia Gate is turned on its head as collusion between Clinton operatives (not Trump’s) and Russian intelligence. Russia Gate becomes Hillary Gate. Neither the New York Times, Washington Post, nor CNN has covered...
  • US to spend $1 billion to install missile defense radar in Hawaii

    06/28/2018 9:35:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Duran ^ | 06/28/2018 | Frank Sellers
    A billion dollar antiballistic radar system is being planned for development in Hawaii in order to counter nuclear ICBM threats from somewhere. Even though, at the present moment, there aren’t any threatening postures from nations with ICBM tech, the need to spend 1$ billion on detecting and combatting those ICBMs is apparently greater than ever before, at least according to some congressmen.