Skip to comments.Why Vladimir Putin Is Thanking President Trump
Posted on 12/18/2017 8:14:13 AM PST by Kaslin
Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked President Trump on Sunday for information United States intelligence agencies provided that helped thwart "a major terror attack" in St. Petersburg.
"Based on the information the United States provided, Russian authorities were able to capture the terrorists just prior to an attack that could have killed large numbers of people. No Russian lives were lost and the terrorist attackers were caught and are now incarcerated," a readout from the White House stated.
"President Trump appreciated the call and told President Putin that he and the entire United States intelligence community were pleased to have helped save so many lives. President Trump stressed the importance of intelligence cooperation to defeat terrorists wherever they may be. Both leaders agreed that this serves as an example of the positive things that can occur when our countries work together."
Both leaders also expressed their thanks to CIA Director Mike Pompeo, his team, and the entire intelligence community.
Putin also assured the president that if Russia ever had intelligence information about a potential terror attack in the United States they would immediately share the information.
Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said Friday that seven Islamic State sympathizers were arrested for planning terror attacks in the city this weekend, including a suicide bombing in St. Petersburg's Kazansky Cathedral in addition to other high-traffic areas in the city, the Associated Press reports.
Explosive devices, automatic weapons, and extremist propaganda were found while searching one St. Petersburg apartment.
Russian TV stations have aired footage daily since Friday of the suspects in the foiled attacks being apprehended and questioned. One segment showed FSB operatives outside a St. Petersburg apartment building detaining a suspect, who appeared later saying he was told to prepare homemade bombs rigged with shrapnel.
“My job was to make explosives, put it in bottles and attach pieces of shrapnel,” the suspect, identified by Russian media as 18-year old Yevgeny Yefimov, said in the footage released by the FSB.
Several other suspects came from mostly Muslim regions in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus, and one man was from the ex-Soviet nation of Tajikistan that borders Afghanistan.
The TV reports included footage of a metal container, which the suspects used as a laboratory for making explosives, according to the FSB. Another video showed operatives breaking the doors and raiding an apartment used by other suspects.
Last week, the FSB said it also arrested several IS-linked suspects in Moscow, where they allegedly were plotting a series of suicide bombings to coincide with New Year’s celebrations. (AP)
Had the plot been successful, it would've been the first major terror attack since April, when a suicide bomber in St. Petersburg's subway killed 16 and injured more than 50 others.
Good catch. It works both ways too. A marker that can be called in....
Too bad our “intelligence” services discounted or ignored Russia’s warnings about the Boston Marathon bombers........
That "questioning" by the FSB thing doesn't sound like a lot of fun.
SEE!!! RUSSIAN COLLUSION!!!!
The media now has the hardest time deciding who is the next Hitler of the Month...
The return of Détente?
Yesterday’s thread was full of the usual Putin lover attacks, etc., questioning whether or not he was a Christian ... the usual useless BS that clogs a thread.
CHRISTIAN LIVES WERE SAVED, ISN’T THAT ENOUGH TO GIVE THANKS?
The media is dressing in black for solidarity with their ISIS comrades over in Burma.
Former US Ambassador slams Trump phone call
Probably something like....Is Trump colluding even now while he is being investigated for collusion?
Putin also backed Egypt's president al Sisi in the latter's vow to rebuild the Christian churches and businesses destroyed by Muslims.
To great acclaim, Egypt's al Sisi threw the Muslim Brotherhood out of Egyptian politics.
Trump can have no better partners in the fight against ISIS than Putin,........and President al Sisi, one of the world's greatest strategists.
Beat me to it.
Yep, Russia tried to do this sort of favor for Obama and we could have prevented the Boston Marathon bombing. This is the sort of relationship great powers ought to forge. Unfortunately, Obama ignored Russia and just gleefully watched Muslim terrorists kill US citizens.
Nevertheless, Gen al Sisi proceeded to smash the M/B and throw them out of Egyptian politics....he vowed to rebuild the 65 Christian churches the M/B had savagely torched.
It should be remembered that while Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood were ruling Egypt, Obama and Hillary showered them with praise and provided billions of dollars in aid, arms, tanks and planes. Egypt has unceremoniously thrown the Muslim Brotherhood out of Egyptian politics.... and hasnt forgotten the support offered to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Egypt under al-Sisi has now charged Obama and Hillary Clinton for conspiring and collaborating with the M/B and advancing their terrorist activities.
Looks like Hillary can check-off Egypt as NOT a partner in her sap-happy foreign policy ally list.
POINT TO PONDER The Clinton Foundation employee, Gehad al Haddad, who was also a Muslim Brotherhood activist AT THE SAME TIME has been jailed by the Egyptian govt. (reported by H/T Western Journalism).
Gehad means jihad in Farsi. cont
Countdown to the blithering s**theads calling this out as proof that Trump is in bed with Putin.
Huma removed "Muslim Engagement" files from State Dept.
Clinton Struck Deal With Obama State Dept. to Keep Records Private
Washington Free Beacon | 12/14/17 | Jack Heretik
FR Posted on 12/14/2017, 1:21:18 PM by x1stcav
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton struck a deal with the Obama administration that allowed her to take ownership of records she did not want made public, according to recently released reports.
Clinton and her then-deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin were permitted to remove electronic and physical records under a claim they were personal materials and unclassified, non-record materials.
Judicial Watch made the revelation after filing a FOIA request with the State Department and obtaining a record of the agreement.
The newly released documents show the deal allowed Clinton and Abedin to remove documents related to particular calls and schedules, and the records would not be released to the general public under FOIA. Abedin, for instance, was allowed to remove electronic records and five boxes of physical files, including files labeled Muslim Engagement Documents.
The released records included a list of designated materials that would not be released to the general public under FOIA and were to be released to the Secretary with this understanding.
Electronic copy of daily files which are word versions of public documents and non-records: speeches/press statements/photos from the website, a non-record copy of the schedule, a non record copy of the call log, press clips, and agenda of daily activities.
Electronic copy of a log of calls the Secretary made since 2004, it is a non-record, since her official calls are logged elsewhere (official schedule and official call log) Electronic copy of the Secretarys call grid which is a running list of calls she wants to make (both personal and official)
16 boxes: Personal Schedules (1993 thru 2008-prior to the Secretarys tenure at the Department of State.
29 boxes: Miscellaneous Public Schedules during her tenure as FLOTUS and Senator-prior to the Secretarys tenure at the Department of State 1 box: Personal Reimbursable receipts (6/25/2009 thru 1/14/2013) 1 box: Personal Photos 1 box: Personal schedule (2009-2013)
A physical file of the log of the Secretarys gifts with pictures of gifts was also handed over to Clinton. Gifts received by government employees is highly regulated, and often strictly limited. However, gifts that are motivated by a family relationship or personal friendship may be accepted without limitation.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton released a statement condemning the agreement between the government and Clinton. We already know the Obama State Department let Hillary Clinton steal and then delete her government emails, which included classified information. But these new records show that was only part of the scandal, Fitton said. These new documents show the Obama State Department had a deal with Hillary Clinton to hide her calls logs and schedules, which would be contrary to FOIA and other laws.
When are the American people going to get an honest investigation of the Clinton crimes? he added.
I’m guessing they were given Ivan’s version of the Miranda warning. A kick in the nuts and a rifle butt to the teeth. We all know Spetznaz is big on human rights.
I don't think that word means the same in Russian as it does over here. Reading them their "Miranda Rights" takes a lot less time over there.
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