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  • Russia’s Putin urges restraint in call with Iran’s Raisi as tensions soar

    04/16/2024 11:28:28 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 28 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 4/16/2024 | Staff
    -snip- Putin made the remarks in a phone call with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday. The leaders discussed what the Kremlin called “retaliatory measures taken by Iran” after an Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on April 1. -snip- Russia, which has forged close ties with both Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, and several Arab leaders, has repeatedly scolded the West for ignoring the need for an independent Palestinian state within 1967 borders. “Both sides stated that the root cause of the current events in the Middle East is the unresolved Palestinian-Israeli conflict,” the...
  • Leading Russia Watcher in China Makes Surprise Ukraine War Prediction

    04/16/2024 3:21:43 PM PDT · by Apparatchik · 78 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 16 April 1963 | Micah McCartney
    A Chinese specialist on Russia has delivered a grim forecast for Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine: that it is doomed to fail. Peking University professor Feng Yujun is also cooling on the future of Beijing-Moscow relations, writing in a recent op-ed in The Economist that the two nations have diverging visions of the future of global affairs.
  • Iran threatens to attack Israel with weapons it has ‘not used before’ as it gets military support from Russia

    04/16/2024 6:48:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 96 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/16/2024 | Melissa Koenig
    Iran is reportedly getting a terrifying arsenal from Russia, including anti-aircraft launchers and fighter jets — and is threatening to fire weapons it has never before used in “a severe, extensive and painful response” to the “slightest action” by Israel. Abolfazl Amouei, a spokesperson for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security Committee, told a local news station Monday that the Islamic Republic “will confront any Israeli aggression and respond to it.” “We are ready to use weapons that we have not used before,” the official told Al-Mayadeen News, according to the Economic Times. “We have plans for all scenarios, and we...
  • Why Iran Has Decided To Arm Russia, And The Price To Pay

    04/15/2024 10:28:03 AM PDT · by USA-FRANCE · 40 replies
    So what changed the policy in Tehran? Mikhail Podolyak, the head of the Ukraine Presidential Office, blamed Iran for agreeing to be "directly complicit in the mass murder of Ukrainians." Why?, he asked: "Russia offered something important to Iran in exchange for killer drones and a ballistic missile contract. It is one of these options: uranium and other materials; nuclear technology; regional guarantees from the Russian Federation."
  • 'Pro-Russian interference networks' exist in European countries, Belgian PM says

    04/12/2024 9:54:17 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 63 replies
    Fox online ^ | 12 Apr 2024 | AP Staff Writer
    .....De Croo said that Belgian agencies are working closely with the Czech authorities after a pro-Russian influence operation was uncovered there. He said that probe showed that members of the European Parliament were approached and offered money to promote Russian propaganda.
  • 10 Reasons Ukraine Aid Is Good for America

    04/11/2024 7:39:35 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 77 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 10, 2024 | Marisa Herman
    Here are 10 key reasons experts say U.S. support for Ukraine should be continued: 1. Putin's aggression must be stopped. 2. Putin's atrocities need a response. 3. Russia is targeting evangelical Christians for persecution. 4. Ukraine wants only to regain its sovereign territory. 5. Russia has not "won" the war. 6. Russia is rearming for a larger war. 7. Most Ukraine aid goes to U.S. contractors. 8. Europe fears a coming attack on NATO. 9. Support for Ukraine signals to China: Do not invade Taiwan. 10. Give Ukraine aid to let Trump bring peace.
  • Russian Poor: The Harsh Impact of New Tax Hike

    04/08/2024 2:52:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Inside Russia ^ | 9/4/24 | Konstantin
    How Putin is selling Russians a bitter pill in sweet coating - NEW TAXES WILL BE FAIR FOR THE POOR! Half hour of monologue, rest will be Q&A with comments. Details of growing up in Russia, 1991 collapse of USSR, taxes in Russia and what it goes to in USSR.
  • Russian trolls target U.S. support for Ukraine, Kremlin documents show

    04/08/2024 1:32:41 PM PDT · by · 250 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4-8-2024 6:30 a.m. EDT | Catherine Belton, Joseph Menn
    When President Biden proposed an additional $24 billion in supplemental funding for Ukraine in August, Moscow spin doctors working for the Kremlin were ready to try to undermine public support for the bill, internal Kremlin documents show. In an ongoing campaign that seeks to influence congressional and other political debates to stoke anti-Ukraine sentiment, Kremlin-linked political strategists and trolls have written thousands of fabricated news articles, social media posts and comments that promote American isolationism, stir fear over the United States’ border security and attempt to amplify U.S. economic and racial tensions, according to a trove of internal Kremlin documents...
  • Former Air National Guardsman Facing Child Porn Charges May Have Defected to Russian Military

    04/06/2024 8:42:09 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 10 replies ^ | 11/5/2024 | Rachel Nostrant
    A former Air National Guardsman has allegedly defected and joined the Russian army in its fight against Ukraine, according to the Rhode Island attorney general's office. Wilmer Puello-Mota, 28, a former security forces technical sergeant with the Massachusetts Air National Guard, allegedly fled the country in response to a pending criminal case against him for possession of child pornography. Social media posts claim he volunteered with the Russian military and fought against Ukrainians in a fierce battle for a key eastern city. "We are aware Mr. Puello-Mota left the country in response to civil criminal charges filed against him," Don...
  • Former Air National Guardsman allegedly defected to Russian military after child porn charges

    04/06/2024 6:06:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 4/06/24 | Landon Mion
    A former Air National Guardsman facing child pornography charges defected and joined the Russian army in its war against Ukraine, the Rhode Island attorney general's office alleges. Wilmer Puello-Mota, 28, a former security forces technical sergeant with the Massachusetts Air National Guard, allegedly fled the country following charges of possession of child pornography. "We are aware Mr. Puello-Mota left the country in response to civil criminal charges filed against him," Don Veitch, a spokesperson for the 104th Fighter Wing in Massachusetts, told, emphasizing that the charges are "very serious." The charges prompted Puello-Mota's removal from the National Guard in...
  • Tsarnaev brothers' Russian links off limits for Moscow media

    05/04/2015 3:08:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies ^ | May 3, 2015 | Shaun Walker
    The trial of Dzhokar Tsarnaev has gripped America, but in Russia the Boston bomber’s trial has received little media coverage, with even the arrival of five Tsarnaev family members from Russia to testify receiving no attention. The relatives are staying in Massachusetts over the weekend, after a sick juror meant their testimony for the defence could not be heard on Thursday. But Russian state-controlled media has shown little interest in their trip to the US, and a decision appears to have been taken that the Tsarnaevs’ links to Russia should be played down. On 8 April, the jury convicted Tsarnaev...
  • Russia and China back Iran’s right to retaliate against Israel

    04/03/2024 4:05:37 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner MSN ^ | 4/2/2024 | Joel Gehrke
    Iran warned United Nations Security Council envoys to expect retaliation against Israel’s apparent bombardment of a diplomatic facility in Syria that killed several Iranian military commanders. “The Islamic Republic of Iran has exercised considerable restraint, but it is imperative to acknowledge that there are limits to such forbearance,” Iranian envoy Zahra Ershadi, the regime’s deputy representative to the United Nations, said Tuesday afternoon. “The occupying regime must bear full responsibility for its consequences. Iran reserves its legitimate and inherent right under international law and the United Nations Charter to take a decisive response to such reprehensible acts.” -snip- “Do not...
  • BREAKING: After Draining Strategic Petroleum Reserve to Lowest Level in 40 Years, Biden CANCELS Plan to Refill it Because Oil is “Way Too Expensive”

    04/03/2024 10:03:16 AM PDT · by bitt · 87 replies ^ | 4/3/2024 | cristina laila
    The Biden Regime canceled its plan to refill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve because oil is “way too expensive.” Biden drained the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to its lowest level in 40 years. Now, the Biden administration is CANCELLING their plans to refill it because oil is "way too expensive." — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 3, 2024 This comes as gas prices are once again skyrocketing. Recall that Biden drained the SPR to its lowest level in 40 years. Biden sold the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) to Europe, India and China. Joe Biden depleted the SPR to help China....
  • The Siege of Crimea has Begun as Ukraine Takes Control over the Black Sea and Coastline

    03/31/2024 11:04:08 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 87 replies
    Silicon Curtain ^ | 30/3/24 | Lt. General Ben Hodges
    Strikes on Russian oil refineries have a significant impact on Russia’s ability to conduct warfare. Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, Commander of U.S. Forces Europe in 2014-17, stated this during the 16th annual Kyiv Security Forum. “Of course, attacks on oil refineries have a significant impact. Russia is less able to pay for this war, and it also deprives it of the necessary fuel to continue hostilities. I would recommend ignoring the calls for an end to such attacks.” The Lieutenant General emphasized that sanctions against Russia need to be strengthened. He also added that 2024 will be the year of...

    03/28/2024 8:30:10 AM PDT · by MeganC · 53 replies
    Institute for the Study of War ^ | 27 March 2024 | Nataliya Bugayova and Frederick W. Kagan with Kateryna Stepanenko
    Russia cannot defeat Ukraine or the West - and will likely lose - if the West mobilizes its resources to resist the Kremlin. The West’s existing and latent capability dwarfs that of Russia. The combined gross domestic product (GDP) of NATO countries, non-NATO European Union states, and our Asian allies is over $63 trillion.[1] The Russian GDP is on the close order of $1.9 trillion.[2] Iran and North Korea add little in terms of materiel support. China is enabling Russia, but it is not mobilized on behalf of Russia and is unlikely to do so.[3] If we lean in and...
  • Putin says he won't start a war with NATO but Western bases hosting Ukraine F-16s would be targets

    03/28/2024 5:54:04 AM PDT · by McGruff · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 28, 2024 | ILLIA NOVIKOV Associated Press and BARRY HATTON Associated Press
    Russian President Vladimir Putin scoffed at the possibility of his country launching an attack on a NATO member, calling it “sheer nonsense,” but warned that any Western air base hosting U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets that are slated for deployment in Ukraine would be a “legitimate target” for the Kremlin’s forces. “Their statements about our alleged intention to attack Europe after Ukraine is sheer nonsense,” Putin said late Wednesday, referring to warnings in the U.S. and Western Europe that Russia could turn its sights on other countries unless it is stopped. He noted that the U.S. defense budget is more than...
  • Putin Blames Everyone Except Islam for Islamic Terrorist Attack

    03/25/2024 9:06:36 PM PDT · by mbrfl · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | March 25, 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    Putin lets his people die to cover up the truth about Islam. Biden and the EU says that Vladimir Putin is nothing like them, but in at least one area, he’s very much like them. After the Islamic terror attack in Moscow by Muslim migrants, Putin, the Russian regime and its online ‘IRA’ influencers are choosing to blame everyone, from Ukraine to America and Israel, rather than Islam. Putin claimed that the Islamic terrorists were headed for Ukraine. Why go to Ukraine when there are plenty of Islamic enclaves in and around Russia? After having hosted a terror summit that...
  • Putin: It is Clear Who Carried Out Concert Hall Attack, Question is Who Benefits

    03/25/2024 3:22:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 116 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 3/25/24
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that the terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall concert venue near Moscow had been committed by radical Islamists. "We know that the crime was committed by the hands of radical Islamists, whose ideology the Islamic world itself has been fighting for centuries," Putin said. Even though Russia knows who carried out the terrorist attack in the Crocus concert hall, but the mastermind behind it is still in question, and we need to find out whether radical Islamists really decided to strike at the country, the Russian president said. "In...
  • Why the Moscow terror attack could be a Putin false-flag operation

    03/25/2024 3:21:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/24/24 | Jonathan Sweet
    Ground zero of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war of aggression against Ukraine shifted Friday to Moscow’s Crocus City Hall. ISIS claimed responsibility for the concert shooting that killed 133 and injured 140, but all is likely not as it seems — and the Kremlin is putting the blame on Kyiv. ISIS may or may not have been involved. If the latter, the Federal Security Service (FSB) was probably behind it. ISIS often claims responsibilities for attacks it did not commit to build its reputation and exaggerate its reach. Heavily guarded Moscow feels like a heavy lift for the Islamic terrorist...
  • ACTS OF TERROR IN MOSCOW NOW | Too Many Questions To The Authorities

    03/24/2024 1:52:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Inside Russia ^ | 24/3/24 | Konstantin
    Streamed yesterday, after observing the news as it broke.