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  • Russia to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus

    03/25/2023 12:02:33 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 96 replies
    Guardian ^ | 3/25/23 | The Guardian
    Russia has struck a deal with Belarus to station tactical nuclear weapons on its territory but will not violate non-proliferation agreements, Vladimir Putin has said.The Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, had long raised the issue of stationing tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, which borders Poland, Putin told state television.“There is nothing unusual here either: firstly, the United States has been doing this for decades,” he said. “They have long deployed their tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of their allied countries. A video grab from footage released by the Russian defence ministry last month apparently shows Russian forces in a drill...
  • Putin says Moscow has deal with Belarus to station nuclear weapons there

    03/25/2023 11:14:34 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 10 replies
    reuteurs ^ | 3/25/23 | Reuters
    Russia has struck a deal with neighbouring Belarus to station tactical nuclear weapons on its territory but will not violate non-proliferation agreements, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko had long raised the issue of stationing tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, which borders Poland, Putin told state television. "There is nothing unusual here either: firstly, the United States has been doing this for decades. They have long deployed their tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of their allied countries," he said. "We agreed that we will do the same - without violating our obligations, I emphasize, without...
  • A plausible plan to end the carnage in Ukraine

    03/19/2023 8:46:27 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 50 replies
    How Donald Trump might could actually fix the problem or come as close to that as is humanly possible in the real world...
  • In Russia, an anti-war drawing can cost you your daughter

    03/19/2023 9:33:19 PM PDT · by familyop · 98 replies
    Politico (Politico Europe) ^ | MARCH 20, 2023 | EVA HARTOG
    A day later, they were again questioned — now by the FSB, Russia’s security service. “For three-and-a-half hours, they told me that I am not raising my daughter right and said they’ll take her away from me, and put me in jail,” Moskalyov told the outlet OVD-Info. Spooked, the family moved away to a nearby town. But in December, the FSB came knocking again. In Moskalyov’s telling, they raided his home, beat him and forced him to listen to the Russian anthem at full volume for hours. He was again charged with discrediting the Russian army on social media, now...
  • Best analogy for Ukraine starting war with Russia

    03/18/2023 7:31:02 AM PDT · by ganeemead · 74 replies
    The analogy with the present crisis in Ukraine and the story of the Chinese Tangut kingdom
  • The US’s March of Folly in Ukraine

    03/10/2023 9:57:45 AM PST · by Kazan · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 10, 2023 | Jared Peterson
    This war need never have happened if Kissinger’s, and many others’, proposal for a neutral, non-NATO Ukraine had been accepted by the US in 2021, as Russia reasonably requested, and if Ukraine, at America’s direction, had ceased its eight year, US-sponsored war on the Donbas Russian speakers and Russian ethnics, and had enforced the Minsk II accords.But the US Military Industrial Complex wanted a war and got one. The object: To bleed and weaken Russia with a Vietnam-like quagmire.Russia appears to be surviving US sanctions quite comfortably, as new customers pop up in Asia for its natural gas and other...
  • The Russian Armed Forces launches a retaliatory strike on Ukrainian military facilities

    03/09/2023 4:42:19 PM PST · by Nextrush · 76 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 3/9/2023 | RIA Novosti
    Ministry of Defense: Russian Armed Forces launched a retaliatory strike in response to the terrorist attacks of Ukraine in the Bryansk region Moscow, March 9-RIA Novosti. The Russian Armed Forces launched a major retaliatory missile attack on the military infrastructure of Ukraine in response to a terrorist attack in the Bryansk regions, according to a summary of the Ministry of Defense on the progress of the special operation. "High precision long-range air, sea and land-based weapons, including the Kinzhal hypersonic missile system, hit key elements of Ukraine's military infrastructure, enterprises of the military-industrial complex, as well as the energy facilities...
  • President Reagan's powerful 'evil empire' speech to be honored in Washington, D.C., on 40th anniversary

    03/08/2023 7:40:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/08/2023 | Kerry J. Byrne | Fox News
    President Ronald Reagan's audacious "evil empire" speech will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, in Washington, D.C. — 40 years to the day after the president issued a call to spiritual confrontation against communist doctrine and the Soviet Union. "Reagan brought clarity, moral clarity to the Cold War with the Soviet Union," said Roger Zakheim, Washington director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, told Fox News Digital. "It’s a lasting legacy speech." Zakheim’s organization is co-sponsoring a 40th anniversary symposium on March 8 hosted by The Victims of Communism Museum to honor the message of the "evil...
  • Russian envoy says nuclear powers may clash over Ukraine

    03/02/2023 7:26:01 AM PST · by McGruff · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 2, 2023 | JAMEY KEATEN
    A senior Russian diplomat warned Thursday that increasing Western support for Ukraine could trigger an open conflict between nuclear powers. Speaking at the U.N. conference on disarmament, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov denounced the U.S. and its allies for openly declaring the goal of defeating Russia in a “hybrid” war, arguing that it violates their obligations under international agreements and is fraught with the war in Ukraine spilling out of control. Ryabkov warned that “the U.S. and NATO policy of fueling the conflict in Ukraine” and their ”increasing involvement in the military confrontation is fraught with a direct military...
  • What did General George S. Patton say about Russia? (A look back at history)

    02/28/2023 8:03:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Quora ^ | Brent Cooper
    General George Patton had a lot to say about Russians. None of it was nice. Much of what he said about their military ability appears to be true. “ I have difficulty in understanding the Russian is that we do not take cognizance of the fact that he is not a European, but an Asiatic, and therefore thinks deviously. We can no more understand a Russian than a Chinaman or a Japanese, and from what I have seen of them, I have no particular desire to understand them, except to ascertain how much lead or iron it takes to kill...
  • Revealed: Leaked document shows how Russia plans to take over Belarus

    02/20/2023 5:24:16 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2-20-23 | Michael Weiss
    Michael Weiss and Holger Roonemaa Mon, February 20, 2023 at 5:00 PM CST A leaked internal strategy document from Vladimir Putin’s executive office and obtained by Yahoo News lays out a detailed plan on how Russia plans to take full control over neighboring Belarus in the next decade under the pretext of a merger between the two countries. The document outlines in granular detail a creeping annexation by political, economic and military means of an independent but illiberal European nation by Russia, which is an active state of war in its bid to conquer Ukraine through overwhelming force. “Russia’s goals...
  • 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....
  • Ukraine counter-battery fight becoming a rout

    02/18/2023 5:13:10 AM PST · by ganeemead · 32 replies
    Major Russian advance in sensor technology leaves hohos years behind in artillery duels.
  • VIDEO: Richard Nixon Predicted Putin and Russia (1994)

    02/17/2023 1:50:27 PM PST · by MeganC · 54 replies
    Everyday Economist You Tube Channel ^ | March 27, 2022 | Everyday Economist
    1,104,856 views Mar 27, 2022 Former President Nixon Predicts Modern Day Russia and Its Imperialist Behaviors towards Europe in 1994.
  • Moldovan leader outlines Russian ‘plan’ to topple government

    02/14/2023 7:29:43 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 31 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 14, 2023 | STEPHEN McGRATH and CRISTIAN JARDAN
    Moldova’s president outlined Monday what she described as a plot by Moscow to overthrow her country’s government using external saboteurs, put the nation “at the disposal of Russia” and derail its aspirations to one day join the European Union. President Maia Sandu’s briefing comes a week after neighboring Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his country had intercepted plans by Russian secret services to destroy Moldova, claims that were later confirmed by Moldovan intelligence officials. “The plan for the next period involves actions with the involvement of diversionists with military training, camouflaged in civilian clothes, who will undertake violent actions, attack...
  • Moldovan government quits amid economic turmoil, tension with Russia

    02/10/2023 6:29:29 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 10th, 2023 | Alexander Tanas
    -Moldovan government resigns, economy in turmoil. -Tensions with Russia fuelled by war in Ukraine. -President to hold consultations on next prime minister.CHISINAU, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Moldova's pro-Western government resigned on Friday after a turbulent 18 months in power marked by economic turmoil and the spillover effects of Russia's war in neighbouring Ukraine. In the latest tensions with Moscow over the war, the government said shortly before Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita announced her resignation that a Russian missile had violated Moldovan airspace, and summoned Russia's ambassador to protest. President Maia Sandu accepted Gavrilita's decision and said she would consult with...
  • Die Welt tells its readers Ukraine is gone

    01/31/2023 1:06:26 PM PST · by ganeemead · 135 replies
    Die Welt tells its readers the truth
  • Stalingrad: 80 Years Ago, A Victory That Changed World War II

    01/31/2023 8:19:26 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 44 replies
    Barron's ^ | January 30, 2023 | Karinne DELORME
    Just so people understand what a ground war means in this part of the world. Russia is not the Soviet Union. Can they repeat their tenacity now Is it worth finding out? Why was The Battle of Stalingrad so Deadly?
  • Crimea is shaping up to be the battleground that will decide the Russia-Ukraine war

    01/30/2023 2:12:55 PM PST · by McGruff · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 29, 2023 | John Haltiwanger
    The war in Ukraine is poised to become even more violent this year with a major Russian offensive expected and more advanced Western-made weapons pouring in to bolster Ukrainian forces. Along these lines, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg recently warned that the war has entered a "decisive phase." This new stage of the war could bring the fight to a territory vital to Russia's military capabilities in Ukraine and cherished by Russian President Vladimir Putin: Crimea. The Black Sea peninsula, which was invaded by Russian forces and illegally annexed by Putin in 2014, served as a launchpad for Russia's invasion last...
  • Croatian president slams Western arms to Ukraine

    01/30/2023 8:03:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 54 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 1/30/2023 | Al Jazeera and News Agencies
    President Zoran Milanovic has repeatedly criticized Western policies towards Russia and the Balkans Croatia's president on Monday criticized Western nations for supplying Ukraine with heavy tanks and other weapons in its campaign against invading Russian forces, saying those arms deliveries will only prolong the war. Zoran Milanovic told reporters in the Croatian capital that it is "mad" to believe that Russia can be defeated in a conventional war. "I am against sending any lethal arms there," Milanovic said. "It prolongs the war." "What is the goal? Disintegration of Russia, change of the government? There is also talk of tearing Russia...