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  • What Role Does Russia Have To Play In Hamas's Invasion Of Israel? Q&A With Expert Hanna Notte

    10/29/2023 3:14:40 PM PDT · by Mariner · 41 replies
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty ^ | October 9th, 2023 | By Mike Eckel
    Last March, a Palestinian delegation arrived in Moscow for talks with Russian officials. The delegation was from Hamas, the militant Palestinian group that's been labeled a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union. The meeting, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry, touched on Russia's "unchanged position in support of a just solution to the Palestinian problem.""When considering the issue of restoring Palestinian national unity, the Russian side expressed its readiness to continue to assist in overcoming differences and bringing together the positions of leading Palestinian political forces and movements on the platform of the Palestine Liberation Organization,"...
  • Putin says BRICS works for 'global majority'

    08/26/2023 2:50:06 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/22/2023 | Reuters
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said the BRICS grouping of countries was on course to meet the aspirations of most of the world's population, according to recorded remarks at a summit of the BRICS countries in South Africa on Tuesday. "We cooperate on the principles of equality, partnership support, respect for each other’s interests, and this is the essence of the future-oriented strategic course of our association, a course that meets the aspirations of the main part of the world community, the so-called global majority," Putin said. -snip- Putin was unable to attend the summit in person because of an arrest...
  • Putin, Xi Slam West at BRICS Summit

    08/26/2023 10:06:18 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 32 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 8/23/2023 | Kate Bartlett
    China and Russia used the second day of the BRICS Summit of emerging economies to criticize the West, while also throwing their support behind the proposed expansion of what’s seen by some as an alternative power bloc. The leaders of Brazil, India, and China are all in South Africa — which is hosting the event — while Russian President Vladimir Putin is participating virtually to avoid arrest under an International Criminal Court warrant over war crimes in Ukraine.
  • MAJOR THREAT TO AMERICA: Communist Dictator of Nicaragua Authorizes Installation of Russian Military Bases and Cruise Missiles in Country

    08/21/2023 2:55:26 PM PDT · by McGruff · 90 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 21, 2023 | Fernando de Castro
    Nicaragua’s Communist dictator, Daniel Ortega, has authorized the installation of Russian military bases on his territory. The decree is reported to have been signed on Monday, August 21, according to the Russian state news site “Avia.Pro”. Avia.Pro reports: The President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, signed a decree according to which the deployment of Russian military bases and deployment of cruise missiles will be allowed in the country. This decision could become an important factor in the geopolitical balance of the region, especially given its close proximity to the United States. The Russian news site also highlights the distance between Nicaragua...
  • Why NATO Has Become an Enemy of Peace and Security Around the World

    08/20/2023 5:26:04 PM PDT · by anthropocene_x · 30 replies
    International Man ^ | August 19, 2023 | David Stockman
    America’s Brobdingnagian $1.3 trillion national security budget thrives on manufactured threats and falsely demonized foes. or crying out loud. Since the Munich Security Conference in 2007, the man (Putin) has said over and over, and then over again, that Ukraine’s ascension to NATO is an absolute red line. And anyone with their head screwed on right would have no trouble accepting that declaration by answering one simple question. To wit, how would Washington react if Russia put missiles and nukes in Mexico, or Cuba, or Nicaragua, or Granada or Venezuela or even Tierra Del Fuego? The bloated now 31-nation NATO...
  • ‘New Era’ Dawning as Joint China-Russia Warship Fleet Aggressively Approaches Alaska Coast

    08/06/2023 1:46:35 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 75 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 8/6/23 | Jack Davis
    Russia and China teamed up on a major military exercise off the coast of Alaska last week, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal said the 11-ship force “appeared to be the largest such flotilla to approach American shores,” citing experts it did not name. Four U.S. destroyers and P-8 Poseidon aircrafts kept a wary eye on the ships.
  • North Korea’s Kim shows off banned missiles to Russia’s Shoigu

    Russia’s defence minister accompanied North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to a defence exhibition that featured the North’s banned ballistic missiles as the neighbours pledged to boost ties, North Korean state media reported on Thursday. The Russian minister, Sergey Shoigu, and a Chinese delegation led by a Communist Party Politburo member arrived in North Korea this week for the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, celebrated in North Korea as “Victory Day”.
  • Declassified FBI report exposes Communist seedbed for Obama Associates — Part I

    09/27/2009 11:29:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 44 replies · 3,090+ views
    The Post & Mail ^ | September 26, 2009 | John Charlton
    The Post & Email has received tonight a decclassified FBI report admitted in evidence in the case brought against W. Mark Felt and Edward S. Miller by President Jimmy Carter’s U.S. Attorney General, Mr. Griffin B. Bell. This document was obtained by an American citizen, who wished to remain anonymous, via a FOIA request. Mr. W. Mark  Felt is none other than the informant who spoke with reporters from the Washington Post, exposing the Watergate Scandal:  who went by the name “Deep Throat” a fact that points to his political neutrality in American politics.What is not know about Mr. Felt...
  • Chilling advice for Putin: You can save Russia, crush West, with nukes

    07/08/2023 5:57:27 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 117 replies
    American Family News ^ | 7/7/23 | Chad Groening, Billy Davis
    A national defense analyst says NATO and the West need to pay attention to Russia’s repeated warnings about using nuclear weapons, this time from a notable academic who concludes Russia must consider nukes to stop NATO expansion and to “save humanity” from the West. “Russia and its leadership seem to be facing a difficult choice,” begins the academic paper by Sergei Karaganov. “It becomes increasingly clear that a clash with the West cannot end even if we win a partial or even a crushing victory in Ukraine.” That frightening document, which published in late June, goes on for another 2,900...
  • The abomination of Ukraine's 19,000 stolen children: They're told they are going on holiday - but most never return... Instead, they are indoctrinated, threatened and forcibly adopted by Russians

    05/25/2023 5:42:05 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 76 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 25 May 2023 | Sally Williams
    The 15-year-old Ukrainian schoolgirl was taken one warm morning last October. Like everyone else in Kherson, a city on the estuary of the Dnipro river in southern Ukraine, Yevheniia's family were still adjusting to life under Russian control. Putin's tanks and troops had poured into the city seven months earlier, soon after the invasion of Ukraine began. Now there were checkpoints, military police, rumours of Russian brutality; of women being raped. Ukraine was fighting to get the city back and there was a constant risk of shelling. Few people went out after 5pm. In the apartment where the teenager lived...
  • Putin awarded the boy Fyodor from the Bryansk region with the medal "For Courage"

    03/27/2023 10:59:20 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 22 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 3/27/2023 | RIA Novosti
    Putin awarded the boy Fyodor, who saved the girls during the attack of saboteurs in the Bryansk region MOSCOW, March 27-RIA Novosti. Schoolboy Fyodor Simonenko from the Bryansk region, who despite being wounded, saved two girls during an attack by Ukrainian saboteurs, will be awarded the medal "For Courage", a decree signed by Vladimir Putin....
  • Xi arrives in Russia to stand with Putin against West amid Ukraine war

    03/20/2023 6:01:54 AM PDT · by Salman · 77 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 20, 2023 | Francesca Ebel and Lily Kuo
    Chinese leader Xi Jinping landed in Russia on Monday for a much-anticipated three-day state visit, taking a joint stand with President Vladimir Putin against the West even as the Russian leader stands accused by the International Criminal Court of war crimes in Ukraine. The two men, each positioned as “leader for life” of a nuclear power, celebrated their “no limits” relationship in Beijing together in early 2022, just weeks before Putin ordered his full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and they have met about 40 times. But Monday’s visit, the first by Xi since the invasion, represents a display of tacit support...
  • Russian energy firm helping China’s nuclear weapons program is ‘direct threat’ to US, GOP warns

    03/17/2023 12:19:06 PM PDT · by McGruff · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 17, 2023 | Brooke Singman
    House Republicans are calling on Biden administration's national security officials to "utilize the full application of sanctions, export controls, and diplomacy" to block a Russian state-owned energy company from helping China to expand its nuclear weapons program and warn this relationship is a "direct threat" to U.S. national security. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul are demanding that the Biden administration acknowledge that Russia and China are "working in tandem against the United States." "Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, is helping the People’s Republic...
  • Putin orders his FSB agents to crack down on 'scum' who oppose him

    03/02/2023 6:37:21 AM PST · by dennisw · 40 replies
    Putin orders his FSB agents to crack down on 'scum' who oppose him and raise their game in tackling Western spies and saboteurs Putin said the FSB had to counter what he said was increasing espionage The Russian despot headed the FSB until 1999, just before he became president Vladimir Putin today ordered his FSB counterintelligence service to crackdown on Russian 'scum' who oppose him. The despot was addressing the security agency's college in Moscow amid the brutal war with Ukraine which has killed hundreds of thousands of people. 'It's necessary to identify and stop the illegal activities of those...
  • Is Anyone Else Seeing an Explosion of Sino-Russian Propaganda on Google?

    02/21/2023 4:41:23 AM PST · by dangus · 56 replies
    2023-02-21 | Dangus
    China seems to have thrown down HARD on the side of Russia, and from my news feed, our Google overlords seem like they can't contain their glee. For the last few days, I'm routinely getting news of the Russia-Ukraine war from China Daily, the Global Times, the People's Daily, etc. Now, I might have clicked on one of those (Global Times?) not realizing it was Chinese, which may have triggered an increase in the amount of Chi-Comm news sources I'm getting, but there are still three things I find interesting about this: 1) Of course, I can click on conservative...
  • Ukraine war: Blinken says China may give weapons to Russia (+ flight tracking update: Chinese Air Force military transport plane en route to Russia right now...)

    02/19/2023 2:17:52 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 77 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/19/2023 | Samuel Horti
    China is considering giving Russia weapons and ammunition for the Ukraine war, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said. Mr Blinken told CBS News that Chinese companies were already providing "non-lethal support" to Russia - and new information suggested Beijing could provide "lethal support". This escalation would mean "serious consequences" for China, he warned. China has denied reports that Moscow has requested military equipment. Chinese President Xi Jinping is an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin and is yet to condemn Russia's invasion - but he has sought to remain neutral in the conflict and has called for peace....
  • China is considering providing "lethal support" to aid Russian invasion of Ukraine, Blinken says

    02/18/2023 10:11:13 PM PST · by familyop · 73 replies
    CBS News ^ | FEBRUARY 18, 2023 | SOPHIA BARKOFF
    "We have seen them provide non-lethal support to Russia for use in Ukraine. The concern that we have now is based on information we have that they're considering providing lethal support,..."...Blinken confirmed that Chinese companies are already providing non-lethal support to the Russian effort. He noted the relationship between Chinese companies and the Chinese government, saying, "To date, we have seen Chinese companies and of course, in China, there's really no distinction between private companies and the state."
  • U.S. officials believe China may be providing Russia nonlethal military assistance in Ukraine war

    02/18/2023 5:01:46 PM PST · by JonPreston · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/18/23 | Courtney Kube
    The US believes China may be providing non-lethal military assistance to Russia for use in Ukraine, according to four US officials familiar with the matter, and the administration is concerned they are considering sending lethal aid.
  • The Office of the UN Commissioner recognized the authenticity of the video with the shooting of Russian prisoners of war by the Armed Forces of Ukraine

    02/10/2023 8:19:31 AM PST · by JonPreston · 16 replies
    military review ^ | 2/10/23 | military review
    The official representative of the organization Marta Hurtado said that the UN is also aware of another video in which the Ukrainian militant who shot the prisoners confesses to committing the murder, and also tries to justify his actions, explaining them by the fact that the prisoners, allegedly, resisted, and were also employees of the Russian PMC "Wagner". However, Hurtado stressed that these explanations can in no way serve as an excuse for the criminal actions of a militant of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who violated the existing norms of international humanitarian law.In a video published in social networks,...
  • The Soviets Built Bespoke Balloon-Killer Planes During The Cold War

    02/08/2023 9:43:10 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 8 replies
    The War Zone ^ | FEB 7, 2023 | PIOTR BUTOWSKI |
    With high-altitude surveillance balloons back in vogue, it’s worth taking a look at how the Soviets considered fighting these tricky targets.From 1956 onward, the reconnaissance balloons that drifted at high altitudes from the Western nations into the territories of the Warsaw Pact states had become a serious nuisance for the Soviet military authorities. Balloons of this kind might be carrying propaganda leaflets, but they could also be carrying reconnaissance equipment or even a bomb. A full 67 years before a U.S. Air Force F-22 fighter jet shot down a Chinese surveillance balloon off the coast of South Carolina after it...