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  • Crimea Videos Show Huge Explosions as Russian Air Base Attacked

    04/17/2024 1:50:53 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 33 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/17/2024 | Ellie Cook
    New videos appear to show a fire raging in northern Crimea, after reports of explosions around a military airfield overnight. Footage widely circulated on social media by Russian and Ukrainian sources early on Wednesday show bright flashes of light and explosions, with sirens wailing in the background. A local Telegram channel reported "several loud explosions," starting just before 4 a.m. local time, before a fire broke out. Roads around the air base are blocked, the channel later reported. Dzhankoy is a major military hub, home to one of Russia's largest airfields in Crimea. It is a key location for supplying...
  • Crimea Air Base Strike Leaves 30 Russians Dead, 80 Wounded: Report

    04/17/2024 7:23:14 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 45 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/17/2024 | Ellie Cook
    Up to 30 Russian personnel may have been killed and another 80 injured, according to a new report, after dramatic footage appeared to show explosions at a Russian military base in northern Crimea overnight. "About 30 Russian servicemen were killed and about 80 were wounded at the airfield in Dzhankoy," a Crimean-based Telegram channel called Crimean Wind reported on Wednesday. Crimean Wind is a pro-Ukrainian monitoring group that focuses on Crimea and generally offers reliable information. Natalia Humeniuk, spokesperson for Ukraine's southern forces, described Dzhankoy as a legitimate military target on Wednesday but declined to offer up further details. A...
  • Putin's Plan to Displace US Dollar Failing Spectacularly

    04/16/2024 2:08:38 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 16, 2024 | Brendan Cole
    Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted last August that a drop in the importance of the U.S. dollar was "irreversible"—but there appears to be no sign that the global economy is turning its back on the greenback. "The U.S. Dollar was used in 48% of international payment transactions last year, the highest level in more than a decade. But Brics...," it said next to the graph, which showed the euro making 23.2 percent of transactions and the Chinese yuan way behind at 3.47 percent. "BRICS countries would like their currencies to be used in world trade, but each has a major...
  • Iran Deploying Russian Tactics To Overwhelm Israel: ISW

    04/14/2024 6:41:36 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 48 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 14, 2024 | Ellie Cook
    Iran's massive missile and drone barrage targeting Israel over the weekend is similar to Russian tactics used in frequent strikes on Ukraine, according to a new assessment, after Iran launched its first-ever direct strike from its own territory into Israel. "Iran's use of drones and missiles shows how Iran is learning from the Russians to develop increasingly dangerous and effective strike packages against Israel," the U.S. think tank, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) said on Saturday. Russia has launched thousands of missile and drone strikes on Ukraine in nearly 26 months of all-out war in the country....
  • Conservatives Turn on Tucker Carlson

    04/10/2024 9:03:32 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 97 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/10/2024 | Ryan Smith
    Tucker Carlson has sparked ire among several conservative commentators after interviewing a Palestinian pastor, who discussed how the ongoing Israel-Hamas war has affected Christians in the region. -snip- “This is mendacious hit piece that shows Tucker's generally well-hidden hand. The Christian population of Bethlehem all but disappeared after the PLO took over in 1996 due to Islamic persecution. The only Christian population in the Middle East that is growing is the Christian community in Israel. The Christian community in Gaza disappeared after Hamas took over in 2005.” -snip- Darrell C. Scott, a pastor and vocal supporter of former President Donald...
  • Donald Trump Forced to Reveal His Finances to Save His Properties

    04/03/2024 2:27:10 PM PDT · by thegagline · 148 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 04/03/2024 | Jon Jackson
    Documents for Donald Trump's $175 million bond in his New York civil fraud case were rejected by a court because a current financial statement was not included. On Wednesday, a message on the New York State Supreme Court's electronic filing system showed Trump's "Bond/Undertaking" had been "returned for correction."New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron ruled in February against Trump; his two eldest sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump; and others associated with the Trump Organization. They were accused in a lawsuit from New York Attorney General Letitia James of inflating the former president's net worth and the...
  • Donald Trump Stung in Primary As Huge Number of Republicans Vote Against Him

    04/03/2024 8:38:04 AM PDT · by joesbucks · 158 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Kate Plummer
    Donald Trump suffered a blow in a number of primary votes on Tuesday, after thousands of Republicans refused to vote for him.
  • Russian intelligence hit squad behind Havana Syndrome brain injuries of US personnel: report

    04/01/2024 10:36:40 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 68 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 1, 2024 | Snejana Farberov
    Members of Russian military intelligence unit 29155, who allegedly have access to microwave or ultrasound weapons, had been placed at the scene of reported attacks that resulted in US personnel suffering health problems, according to a year-long investigation by the Latvia-based Insider in collaboration with CBS’s “60 Minutes” and Germany’s Der Spiegel. Christo Grozev, the head of investigations with The Insider, told “60 Minutes” that he uncovered accounting records that show a 29155 officer received a bonus for work related to the development of “non-lethal acoustic weapons.” Unit 29155 has reportedly operated around the world since 2008, and is suspected...
  • Will Donald Trump Be America's First Dictator? [unhinged liberal hurl alert]

    03/27/2024 11:46:30 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 47 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 3/27/2024 | Ross Rosenfeld
    Former President Donald Trump has been very clear in his intentions. He has vowed to go after his political opponents, and to use the Justice Department to do so. He told Univision, "If I happen to be president and I see somebody who's doing well and beating me very badly, I say go down and indict them. ... They would be out of business. They'd be out. They'd be out of the election." (snip) Trump's promised to continue his assault on the freedom of religion and separation of church and state, not just pledging to expand the Muslim ban (or...
  • Ukraine Strikes Yet Another Ship in Russia's Black Sea Fleet [4th this week]

    03/26/2024 6:29:35 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 26, 2024 | Ellie Cook
    Ukraine's navy said in a statement published on Tuesday that Kyiv had "successfully destroyed" the Konstantin Olshansky, and the three other vessels it targeted since Saturday. In a later statement, Pletenchuk said the Ivan Khurs reconnaissance ship may have sustained damage. It was one of two of this type of reconnaissance vessel at Russia's disposal ... Ukraine used a home-grown Neptune anti-ship missile to strike the Konstantin Olshansky, which was being "prepared for use against Ukraine," Pletenchuk said. Pletenchuk said the attack on the Konstantin Olshansky landing ship had taken place on Saturday, the same day as the strikes on...
  • Five Other House Republicans Could Resign After Ken Buck

    03/13/2024 6:40:18 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 77 replies
    Five more Republican representatives may join Ken Buck in resigning from the House of Representatives if they continue to be dissatisfied with the party's nominee for the presidential election, Donald Trump. On Tuesday, Buck, a Colorado congressman, suddenly resigned, leaving his seat vacant from next week and shrinking the Republican's slim majority in the House to 218 to 213. Previously, he had announced his intention to retire from Congress at the end of his current term. When asked by Axios whether he was coming under pressure from colleagues over his decision, Buck then hinted that more colleagues might resign, saying:...
  • Russian Advanced A-50 Spy Plane Hit in Strike on Aircraft Factory: Kyiv

    03/11/2024 3:39:42 PM PDT · by Apparatchik · 62 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10 March 2024 | Ellie Cook
    Ukrainian forces "destroyed or heavily damaged" one of Russia's prized but scarce A-50 spy planes, according to a Ukrainian official, after Kyiv targeted an aviation plant in southern Russia. Russia's Defense Ministry said on Saturday that its air defenses had intercepted 47 Ukrainian drones over Russian territory overnight, including 41 over the southwestern Rostov region. Vasily Golubev, the governor of the Rostov region, said Kyiv launched a "massive UAV (uncrewed aerial vehicle) attack" on the city of Taganrog, east of the captured Ukrainian city of Mariupol and west of Rostov-on-Don. Russian military bloggers reported that Ukrainian drones struck a plant...
  • Fact Check: Katie Britt Claims Biden Halted Construction of Border Wall

    03/08/2024 7:13:06 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 27 replies
    Newsweak ^ | March 8, 2024 | Tom Norton
    Alabama Senator Katie Britt faced mockery and pushback after delivering the GOP's response to President Joe Biden's State of the Union address on Thursday. Britt aimed to skewer Biden on his record on immigration, crime and safety issues and the economy. Delivered from her kitchen table, her rebuttal was directed at "my fellow moms" across the country. Speaking about immigration and the crisis at the southern border, Britt claimed that construction of the wall between the U.S. and Mexico has been stopped. During her speech delivered after the State of the Union, Britt said Biden "halted construction of the border...
  • Video Shows Tank Academy Barracks on Fire in Central Russia

    03/07/2024 4:43:18 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 3/7/2024 | Yevgeny Kuklychev
    Russian tank academy building caught on fire on Thursday, March 7th, according to the Defense Ministry's statement and videos circulating online. One video posted by Astra, a Telegram news outlet, was captioned: "A tank academy barracks is on fire in Kazan." The barracks of the Kazan Higher Tank Command School, located in Kazan, Central Russia, which trains soldiers deployed to tank units in Ukraine, was seen engulfed in smoke as fire raged
  • Ted Cruz Stung by New Texas Poll

    03/02/2024 7:47:56 AM PST · by fwdude · 80 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 1, 2024 | Ewan Palmer
    Republican Ted Cruz is neck and neck with his expected Democratic challenger in the race for the Texas Senate seat, according to a poll. A University of Texas at Tyler (UTT) survey found that incumbent Cruz and Texas Representative Colin Allred, the current frontrunner to be Democratic challenger in November's Senate election, are both tied on 41 percent when potential voters are asked who they may support in the race, with 12 percent saying they are still unsure.
  • HIMARS Strike Hits Dozens of Russian Soldiers

    02/21/2024 4:01:44 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 65 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/21/2024 | Ellie Cook
    Tens of Russian soldiers have died close to the front lines in eastern Ukraine after Kyiv attacked a training ground with U.S.-supplied HIMARS, according to a Ukrainian official and media reports. -snip- Around 65 Russian soldiers were killed at the training ground near the village of Trudivske, Bratchuk said in a post on the Telegram messaging app. The Ukrainian military used two missiles in the strike, the BBC's Russian service reported on Tuesday, citing several anonymous sources. Units of Russia's 39th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade were stationed near Trudivske, Bratchuk said. -snip- Bratchuk posted two videos he said showed...
  • Six Russian Fighter Jets Shot Down in Just Three Days

    02/19/2024 1:22:21 PM PST · by Apparatchik · 54 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 19 February 2024 | Isabel van Brugen
    Ukraine's armed forces have shot down six Russian fighter jets in just three days, according to the country's Ministry of Defense. The ministry said in a statement on X, formerly Twitter, that Ukraine on Monday destroyed two Russian jets—an Su-34 fighter-bomber and an Su-35S fighter jet. "Russian planes continue to fall! This morning, defenders of the sky shot down two russian planes in the eastern direction—a Su-34 fighter-bomber and a Su-35 fighter," it said. "In 3 days, Ukraine destroyed 6 russian jets." The news comes after the Commander of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant General...
  • Republicans' Huge Underperformance in Oklahoma Raises Alarm Bells

    02/14/2024 3:11:55 PM PST · by bigdaddy45 · 69 replies
    A Republican winning an Oklahoma special election on Tuesday night in a deep red area by just five points has sparked concerns about the GOP's performance in November's races. Republican Erick Harris won House District 39's special election by 261 votes, beating Democrat Regan Raff into second place (50 percent to 45 percent). The election was triggered following former state Representative Ryan Martinez's resignation last September after pleading guilty to a felony offense of being in physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated. While the result is not likely not an indication of the outcome of the 2024 presidential election...
  • Putin's Bananas Ban Backfires as Russians Told to Grow Their Own Fruit

    02/14/2024 10:38:15 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 54 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/14/2024 | Isabel van Brugen
    Russians have been told to grow their own bananas as a shortage looms, days after President Vladimir Putin issued a ban on imports from Ecuador, its largest supplier of the fruit, seemingly over an arms shipment spat. Oleg Knyazkov, the head of the industry expertise center at Rosselkhoznadzor, the Russian consumer watchdog, told local news outlet Gazeta that he predicts there will be a nationwide shortage of bananas in a month. He advised Russians to start growing them domestically. His comments come after Putin suspended banana imports from five Ecuadorian companies on February 2, saying the decision was made due...
  • Democrats Propose Discharge Petition to Get Past Mike Johnson

    02/13/2024 10:57:00 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/13/24 | James Bickerton
    Senior Democrats are suggesting that a discharge petition could be introduced to bring a $95-billion overseas aid bill to a vote in the House of Representatives if Speaker Mike Johnson refuses to introduce it. On Tuesday the bill passed the Senate in a 70-29 vote, but it must also be approved by the House before President Joe Biden can sign it into law. Johnson has refused to say he would bring the bill to the floor of the House, potentially halting its passage. On Monday he criticized the legislation, which would provide an additional $60 billion of military aid for...