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  • George Papadopoulos’s Fascinating Link To The Trump Dossier (Sergei Millian-Fusion GPS)

    11/01/2017 12:47:27 PM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/1/2017 | Chuck Ross
    An email sent by George Papadopoulos last year provides the first hard evidence that the former Trump campaign adviser was friends with Sergei Millian, an alleged source for some of the most salacious claims in the infamous Steele dossier. The Washington Post reported Tuesday night that Papadopoulos sent an email to Trump aide Boris Epshteyn last September seeking to set up a meeting with Millian, who he reportedly described as a friend. Epshteyn told The Post that the meeting did not occur. Papadopoulos, a 30-year-old energy consultant, is in the news this week because it was revealed that he pled...
  • Russia might be about to invade Europe. Here's how America should respond

    09/22/2017 8:05:33 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 133 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 31, 2017, 9:37 AM | Tom Rogan
    Between Sept. 14-20, the Russian armed forces will conduct a major exercise, ZAPAD 2017. Employing forces from various Russian commands, the exercise will test the military's ability to conduct a combined arms offensive. That's exactly the kind of operation Russia would use to invade Europe. While there's nothing new in the Russians carrying out a military exercise, this situation is different due to the scale and location of the forces involved. Russia claims under 10,000 personnel will be involved but as many as 100,000 Russian soldiers are actually expected to deploy. Their number will include armored and artillery units, and...
  • Do Russia's western war games deliver a threat, or just a message?

    09/19/2017 4:46:04 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 9 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 19, 2017 | Jason Thomson
    MODES OF THOUGHT   The week-long war games in Russia and Belarus, dubbed 'Zapad' for 'West,' have nerves on edge in eastern NATO countries that are deeply distrustful of Russian aims. But Moscow knows it is being watched closely. WASHINGTON—President Vladimir Putin watched through a cool drizzle in Russia's far western reaches Monday, just 70 miles from his country’s border with the European Union, as Russian tanks and paratroopers battled fictional extremist groups. Fighter jets and missiles screamed overhead. The confrontation was just one part of “Zapad 2017,” a huge military exercise involving both Russia and Belarus that has caused...
  • What happened in Uzbekistan?

    05/20/2005 8:26:34 AM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies · 166+ views
    World War 4 ^ | 05/18/2005
    What happened in Uzbekistan? The government and opposition protesters are sharply at odds in Uzbekistan days after the eastern city of Andijan exploded into violence. A May 15 AP report claimed some 500 bodies had been laid out in a school in Andijan for identification by relatives, "corroborating witness accounts of hundreds killed" when soldiers opened fire on street protests. Medical authorities also reported some 2,000 wounded in local hospitals. However, a May 18 account on Russia's MosNews.com quotes Uzbek officials denying this very death toll. “Not a single civilian was killed by government forces there,” Prosecutor General Rashid Kadyrov...
  • What Exactly Is Going on Between Russia and Belarus?

    02/07/2017 11:35:23 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 34 replies
    FP ^ | 6 Feb 17 | Emily Tamkin
    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is speaking as though there’s a new battle being waged between Russia and Belarus. In reality, it’s the same old fight. For years, Lukashenko has tried to play Russia and Europe off one another.
  • Belarus ignoring risks of farming near Chernobyl?

    04/25/2016 5:50:54 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 27 replies
    AP via CBS News ^ | April, 25, 2016
    On the edge of Belarus' Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning "Stop! Radiation," a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation's food safety limits.
  • Belorussian KGB says that Brussels terrorists came from their country

    03/22/2016 7:13:13 AM PDT · by se99tp · 5 replies
    New World Standard Critique ^ | March 22, 2016 | Benjamin Goldberg
    Belorussian KGB Spokesperson revealed mind-boggling details on, as they are saying, terrorists who perpetrated todays attacks in Brussels. Brothers who were born in Belorussia travelled to Belgium and Syria. After military training in Syria they returned to Europe.
  • Who has airpower superiority in southern Africa?

    07/16/2015 10:45:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    defenceWeb ^ | 13 July 2015
    South Africa’s reputation as top gun when it comes to air power in the southern African region could be shot down by Angola and its powerful new Russian fighters. The west African country is set to take delivery of the first tranche of Sukhoi Su-30K fighters in the next six months and will have 12 in service by the end of next year. Gauteng Afrikaans daily Beeld approached military analyst Helmoed Heitman, retired SAAF and Indian Air Force pilot colonel Rama Iyer and a former officer commanding 2 Squadron for their views on how the SA Air Force’s (SAAF) Gripens...
  • Russia May Soon Ink Free Trade Pact With Israel

    02/13/2016 5:52:41 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 36 replies
    RT ^ | 12 Feb, 2016 | RT
    Moscow and Tel Aviv are planning to sign a free trade agreement in the near future, Russian Deputy Agriculture Minister Sergey Levin told journalists on Friday. "Such decisions aim at maximizing cooperation between Russia and Israel in terms of agriculture and new technologies; creation of joint ventures, as well as the prospects of a free trade zone agreement which the government expects to sign with Israel as soon as possible," Levin said following Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich's meeting with Israeli businessmen. Israel's Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel also expressed hopes the two countries would sign the agreement soon....
  • Russia Takes Over Mid-East: Gets Green Light For Strikes In Iraq, Sets Up Alliance With Jordan

    10/24/2015 5:27:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/24/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Once it became clear that Moscow and Tehran had jointly planned the incursion in Syria with Russia promising full air support and Iran pledging ground troops from Hezbollah, its various Shiite militias, and the IRGC, we immediately suggested that Iraq was next on the agenda after the Assad regime is restored. For those unfamiliar with the situation on the ground, we encourage you to read “Who Really Controls Iraq? Inside Iran's Powerful Proxy Armies,” in which we outline the extent to which Tehran effectively controls both the Iraqi military and the politicians in Baghdad.The US allows this because i) there’s...
  • Top Cuban general, key forces in Syria to aid Assad, Russia, sources say

    10/14/2015 2:07:01 PM PDT · by twister881 · 39 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    Cuban military operatives reportedly have been spotted in Syria, where sources believe they are advising President Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers and may be preparing to man Russian-made tanks to aid Damascus in fighting rebel forces backed by the U.S. Cuban paramilitary and special forces units are on the ground in Syria, citing evidence from intelligence reports. Cuban troops may have been training in Russia and may have arrived in Syria on Russian planes.
  • Turkey threatens the major prospects for Eastern Med gas supply (Beware Russia blocking Med gas)

    10/12/2015 7:34:22 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 6 replies
    Security Europe ^ | June 22, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    As Europe seeks to diversify its sources of natural gas as an alternative to the politically sensitive Russian supply, a massive off-shore gas source in the Mediterranean is ready for exploration and drilling. There are game-changing stakes at play. Unfortunately, the Turkish leadership has threatened to use force to stop this from happening. Last October, Turkey sent the BARBAROS, its geophysics exploration ship, accompanied by naval vessels, into the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone waters. In November 2014, Turkish naval commander Admiral Bülent Bostanoğlu threatened the use of force against Greece, while speaking on board a Turkish naval corvette in Greek...
  • Can the United States Defeat the Combined Military Power of Russia and China?

    10/12/2015 9:34:55 AM PDT · by pinochet · 109 replies
    America's power is being tested to a greater extent, than in the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1961. Russia is attacking the Al-Qaeda linked terrorist organization, the Free Syrian Army, which is a so-called ally of America. China indicated that it will join the military strikes against the anti-Assad forces, because China considers Assad as an ally: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/100915-774990-china-joining-russia-to-humiliate-us-weakened-by-obama.htm China is now ready to fight to defend its unilateral control of the Spratley Islands in the South China Sea. Does America have enough military power to defeat a combined force of Russia and China?
  • China Joining Russia In Syria Brings Risks Of World War

    10/10/2015 6:23:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    IBD ^ | 10/10/2015
    American Decline: Chinese forces head to Syria to join with Russia in filling Obama's power vacuum and purportedly fight the Islamic State. A false move involving NATO member Turkey could mean world war. Russian and Chinese military sources now confirm that Chinese warships are en route to the Middle East to get in on some of the action of humiliating the U.S. In just a week and a half, Moscow has upended the dynamics of power in the Mideast by taking on the role that President Obama relinquished: acting like a superpower in a regional conflict that has implications extending...
  • Belarusian protesters decry planned Russian air base

    10/04/2015 3:49:48 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | October 4, 2015 | Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press
    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 1,000 opposition activists on Sunday protested Russia's plans to establish a military air base in Belarus, saying it would turn the former Soviet republic into a Kremlin "vassal." They claim the base would add to regional tensions already heightened by the conflict in Ukraine, and make it impossible for Belarus to maintain neutrality between Russia and the West. Belarus borders Russia, Ukraine and three members of the European Union and NATO: Lithuania, Latvia and Poland. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has refrained from commenting on Russian President Vladimir Putin's initiative to establish the base. Analysts say...
  • Putin moves to establish Russian military base in Belarus

    09/19/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 19, 2015 12:26 PM EDT | Yuras Karmanau
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signaled his intention to establish a Russian military air base in neighboring Belarus—a move sure to unnerve Poland and the Baltic nations. Belarus has made clear it would not welcome a Russian base, but the former Soviet republic remains dependent on Moscow for credit and energy. […] Belarus is a desirable location for Russia because it borders Ukraine and three members of the European Union and NATO: Lithuania, Latvia and Poland. …
  • Putin gives go-ahead to Belarus airbase plan

    09/19/2015 7:31:20 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:37am EDT | Reporting By Jason Bush; Editing By Helen Popper
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed the establishment of an airbase in neighboring Belarus, the latest move by Moscow to project its military power abroad.
  • Russian military UAVs have been identified making incursions into Polish territory

    09/12/2015 6:13:33 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 18 replies
    twitter ^ | 12SEP2015 | Exen
    Polish border service is running an active surveillance operation against these drones as we speak
  • Poles honor Reagan, John Paul with statue

    06/02/2015 10:08:54 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne Australia) ^ | Aug 2, 2012 | Vanessa Gera
    (Aug 2, 2012) POLISH officials have unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, honouring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago. The statue was unveiled in Gdansk, the birthplace of Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement, in the presence of about 120 former Solidarity activists, many of whom were imprisoned in the 1980s for their roles in organising or taking part in strikes against the communist regime. The bronze statue, erected in the lush seaside President Ronald Reagan Park, is a slightly larger-than-life rendering of the...
  • Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism

    06/02/2015 10:18:59 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 31 replies
    Heritage ^ | Jan 27, 2010 | Lee Edwards
    Soviet Communism, the dark tyranny that controlled nearly 40 nations and was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 100 million victims during the 20th century, suddenly collapsed 20 years ago without a shot being fired. In just two years--from 1989 to 1991--the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union disintegrated, and Marxism- Leninism was dumped unceremoniously on the ash heap of history. There was dancing in the street and champagne toasts on top of the Brandenburg Gate. For 40 years, the United States and the West had been following a policy of containment, détente, accommodation. Ronald Reagan decided it was...