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  • Russian Ambassador Met with Obama Officials in White House SIX Times During Hillary Clinton Uranium

    03/03/2017 6:39:04 AM PST · by maggief · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 3, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    EXCERPT Now this… Ambassador Kislyak met with Obama White House officials six times in 2010 during the Clinton uranium scandal. Kislyak met with Obama officials six times in 2010: December 2010, October 2010, May 2010, April 2010, February 2010 and March 2010. In October 2010 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton permitted the Russian takeover of Uranium One – a move estimated to give HALF of US Uranium output to the Russian government. Throughout the deal $145,000,000,000 poured into the Clinton Foundation from investors who profited from the deal.
  • US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment at Russia's doorstep

    01/12/2017 8:25:00 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 109 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 12, 2017 | Vanessa Gera
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — American soldiers rolled into Poland on Thursday, fulfilling a dream some Poles have had since the fall of communism in 1989 to have U.S. troops on their soil as a deterrent against Russia. (Snip) U.S. and other Western nations have carried out exercises on NATO's eastern flank in past years, but the new deployment — which includes some 3,500 U.S. troops — marks the first-ever continuous deployment to the region by a NATO ally. (Snip) There are fears, however, that the enhanced security could eventually be undermined by the pro-Kremlin views of President-elect Donald Trump. Poland...
  • Why Would Putin Support Trump Over Hillary After Hillary Gave Him 20% of Our Uranium Deposits?

    12/17/2016 10:49:00 AM PST · by Stayfree · 38 replies
    Self | December 17, 2016 | Stayfree
    Why Would Putin Support Trump Over Hillary After Hillary Gave Him 20% of Our Uranium Deposits?
  • FBI supports claim that Russia acted to bolster Trump's campaign

    12/16/2016 12:13:13 PM PST · by usafa92 · 77 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/16/2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    The FBI supports the the CIA's assessment that Russia acted to help Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing U.S. officials. "Earlier this week, I met separately with (Director) FBI James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election," CIA Director John Brennan said in an intra-agency message, the Post reported. Two U.S. intelligence officials confirmed to NBC that FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper concur with the CIA's view of Russian involvement...
  • Hillary: Putin holds a grudge against me, and that’s why he helped Trump win

    12/16/2016 8:45:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 64 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/16/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Loser's excuse of the day Today’s accepting-the-results-of-the-election update comes from the loser herself, who is now fully onboard with the Putin-did-it narrative, and wants everyone to know that Putin has held a grudge against her for the past five years because she - even the smooth diplomat - said something he didn’t like: Hillary Clinton said Thursday night that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s alleged involvement in the hacking of Democratic organizations during the 2016 election stemmed from a longtime grudge Putin has held against her.
  • CNN BREAKING -Obama vows action against Russia for hacks

    12/15/2016 5:58:40 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 219 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-15-2016 | Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama on Thursday vowed retaliatory action against Russia for its meddling in the US presidential election. "I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action and we will at a time and place of our own choosing," Obama told National Public Radio. Describing potential countermeasures by the US, the President said "some of it may be explicit and publicized; some of it may not be." He said he directly confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin about a potential US response, and said his...
  • Clinton Campaign Demands Intelligence on Possible Russian Efforts to Elect Trump

    12/12/2016 12:17:54 PM PST · by Innovative · 64 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec. 12, 2016 | By JENNIFER STEINHAUER, JEREMY W. PETERS and AMY CHOZICK
    The Clinton campaign breaks its silence and demands declassification of the intelligence on Russian election meddling. ■ Donald J. Trump takes to Twitter to deny Russian involvement in his victory. ■ Senator John McCain says there is no doubt about Russian hacking, which he called “warfare.” ■ Carly Fiorina for director of national intelligence? She certainly took the president-elect’s line on China.
  • Former Army Intel Officer: CIA Director John Brennan Is Playing Political Games

    12/12/2016 5:50:42 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 12/12/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Retired Army intelligence officer Tony Shaffer alleged Monday that CIA Director John Brennan is playing political games via a secret CIA assessment stating Russia interfered with the election to support GOP President-elect Donald Trump. ... This is purely political, and I believe that John Brennan is a political animal,” Shaffer said. He added he has been talking with former CIA officials about the report. “Everything they are telling me is Brennan is doing this out of loyalty to resident Obama.” “It’s about undermining Trump, that’s what it is,” Shaffer said. “It’s called information operations, information warfare, and that’s what I...
  • Clinton campaign backs call for intelligence briefing before Electoral College vote

    12/12/2016 11:29:04 AM PST · by quesney · 147 replies
    Hillary Clinton’s top political adviser John Podesta said the campaign is supporting an effort by members of the Electoral College to request an intelligence briefing on foreign intervention in the presidential election. “The bipartisan electors' letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Podesta said in a statement Monday. “Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed.”
  • Electors press for intelligence briefing on Russian interference before Electoral College vote

    12/12/2016 8:40:41 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 77 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | December 12, 2016 | Jennifer Calfas
    At least 10 members of the Electoral College are asking U.S. intelligence officials for more information on ongoing investigations surrounding President-elect Donald Trump's relationship with Russia. The electors, including the daughter of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Christine Pelosi, wrote an open letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asking for the information ahead of their Dec. 19 meeting to vote for the next president. "The Electors require to know from the intelligence community whether there are ongoing investigations into ties between Donald Trump, his campaign or associates, and Russian government interference in the election, the scope of those investigations,...
  • White House suggests Trump benefited from Russia hacking

    12/12/2016 11:12:32 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 80 replies
    The White House strongly suggested Monday that Donald Trump was the beneficiary of Russian meddling in the US election, saying it was the President-elect who praised Vladimir Putin on the campaign trail. "The emails that had been hacked and leaked by the Russians, these were emails from the (Democratic National Committee) and John Podesta, not from the (Republican National Committee) and Stephen Bannon," said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. "It was the President-elect who over the course of the campaign indicated that he thought that President Putin was a strong leader," Earnest added. He said members of Congress should...
  • CIA figures out what pretty much everyone else knew(WHAT?!)

    12/12/2016 8:47:37 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/11/2016 | David Freddoso
    If you are surprised to find out that Russia was interfering in the election, trying to influence voters in favor of Donald Trump, then I have a question for you: What rock were you hiding under for the last 18 months? On social media, the pro-Russia propaganda coming out of the Trump corner has been relentless for well over a year. Conservatives resisting Trump during the primaries ran into and remarked on this repeatedly, finding at various times a combination of either useful-idiot white nationalists (the so-called alt-right) or suspiciously foreign-sounding voices, or both at the same time, stridently defending...
  • Let me make myself freaking clear: this is PERSONAL

    12/12/2016 6:29:00 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 12-12-16 | Allen West
    President Obama is on his way out, and he’s directed an investigation into Russian influence in our November 2016 election. Needless to say, Obama didn’t feel it necessary to investigate the Clinton Foundation and the uranium sales to the Russians which benefitted the Kremlin. The bottom line is that the Hillary Clinton loss in November had nothing to do with the Russians, other than her stupid reset button. The Clinton loss had everything to do with a failed Obama administration and a pathetic presidential candidate who had no message — and actually said she’d continue the failing policies of Obama....
  • Alleged Russian hacks an Obama false flag operation?

    12/12/2016 7:50:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/12/16 | Matthew Vadum
    John Bolton calls BS on the MSM All this talk of the Russians hacking U.S. institutions in order to influence the recent election is difficult to believe. It appears to be true that somebody hacked the Democratic National Committee and exposed emails demonstrating the dirty tricks the DNC was involved in but nobody seems able to come up with actual evidence that the Russian government did much of anything. All we keep hearing from the mainstream media is that unnamed sources in the intelligence community say it happened. Nobody goes on the record. This is exactly how intelligence agencies disseminate...
  • DNC hack blamed on Russia may have been Obama’s false flag operation – former US ambassador Bolton

    12/12/2016 7:17:39 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 26 replies
    Hacking operations against America’s two major political parties during the election may have been the result of a false flag operation carried out by the Obama administration, despite accusations against Russia, former US ambassador John Bolton says. When asked if by using the phrase “false flag,” he was implying that the US government had played a role in the hacking, Bolton said “we just don’t know.” However, the former UN ambassador said he believes “intelligence has been politicized in the Obama administration to a very significant degree.”
  • Fake News: CIA Says Russia Preferred Trump

    12/12/2016 4:41:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 12, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    The Washington Post has unflaggingly stirred up hysteria over so-called "fake news," so it's extra-ironic that the media giant is one of the country's foremost purveyors of the same. In the Post's world, a bunch of guys with Dorito-stained fingers who blog in their parents' basements have done everything from manipulating the election to provoking a nutcase into an attack on a D.C. pizzeria. Meanwhile, the Post's banner headline on Saturday was the innuendo-filled and poorly sourced announcement "CIA: Russia favored Trump," which sounds like fake news, too. If it's true that the CIA concluded that Russia deliberately intervened in...
  • The New York Times and Washington Post “Intelligence Sources”

    12/11/2016 2:33:15 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 143 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 11, 2016 | Sundance
    The Sunday Talk Shows are filled with various left-wing punditry using two media reports from the Washington Post and New York Times claiming anonymous, albeit transparently political, “intelligence officials” who state the Russian government “hacked the U.S. election“.
  • Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House

    12/09/2016 4:57:55 PM PST · by ColdOne · 86 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/9/16 | Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller
    The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter. Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials. Those officials described the individuals as actors known to the intelligence community and part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and hurt Clinton’s...
  • Obama orders review of cyber attacks on 2016 election: adviser

    12/09/2016 8:03:00 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 104 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-9-2016 | Jeff Mason
    U.S. President Barack Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco said on Friday. Monaco told reporters the results of the report would be shared with lawmakers and others. "The president has directed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process ... and to capture lessons learned from that and to report to a range of stakeholders, to include the Congress," Monaco said during an event hosted by the...
  • War with Russia? US politicians close to approving ‘no-fly zone’ in Syria

    11/27/2016 9:19:18 PM PST · by Bobalu · 58 replies
    http://theduran.com/ ^ | 11/22/16 | RICK STERLING
    Late in the day Tuesday November 15, Congress convened in a special session. With normal rules suspended, they passed House Resolution 5732 – the “Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act”. The resolution calls for intensifying already harsh sanctions on Syria, assessing implementation of No Fly Zone in Syria and escalating efforts to press criminal charges against Syrian officials.
  • Report: Russian propaganda effort spread fake news [says fake news AP]

    11/25/2016 3:00:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 25, 2016 4:06 PM EST
    A new report suggests a “sophisticated” Russian propaganda campaign helped flood social media with fake news stories leading up to the presidential election. The Washington Post, citing a yet-to-be published report from independent researchers, said the goal was to punish Hillary Clinton, help Donald Trump, and undermine faith in American democracy. The report comes from a nonpartisan group of researchers called PropOrNot. The group describes itself as “concerned American citizens” with expertise in computer science, national security and public policy. The researchers say they traced the origins of posts and mapped the connections among accounts that delivered similar messages. …
  • Vladimir Putin Just Ordered 3,000 New Tanks - SIX TIMES What Britain Has In TOTAL

    11/25/2016 8:12:24 AM PST · by Fennie · 35 replies
    Daily Star ^ | November 25, 2016 | By Henry Holloway
    Russia is preparing to upgrade the out of service Soviet-era T-80 battle tanks to beef up its armed forces. Up to 3,000 of the decommissioned war machines will be given an up-to-date overhaul and rolled out across the Putin's military. This new cohort of armoured vehicles dwarfs alone Britain's arsenal of tanks six-fold. Russia already has 15,000 tanks in service - the most in the world - while Britain has just over 400. The "overhaul and modernisation" of the vehicles will begin next year as Putin continues to boost the military of his resurgent Russia. Around 550 T-80s are still...
  • The left is really not letting go of this whole ‘fake news/Russians’ thing

    11/25/2016 1:04:37 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Be afraid, fellow liberals! Be very afraid! If you can define something by giving an example, this story from the Washington Post just might serve as your quintessential definition-by-example of irony. In an attempt to convince everyone that “fake news” and the Russians somehow rigged the election in favor of Donald Trump, the Post has served up a story so absurd and unintentionally hilarious, it’s almost as if they wrote their own fake news to help us recognize the genre. It’s true. The venerable voice of the establishment actually published this (bolded passages by me):
  • Outrage as Putin’s right-hand man compares Barack Obama to a monkey on nationwide TV

    11/24/2016 2:29:27 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 51 replies
    Express UK ^ | 11/22/16 | Will Stewart
    Dmitry Kiselyov then deleted the offending word "jungle" because, he said, he did not want to "compare Obama to a monkey". The offensive remark came as the TV pundit and media boss told Russian viewers about the first meeting between President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump at the White House. Mr Kiselyov said: "Obama is cheeky these days, if not unceremonious. It started last week, when Trump paid his first visit to the White House.... There, Trump behaved like an English lord, while Obama was throwing his arms about as if he was in the jungle." This is how his...
  • Russia responds to NATO advance with missiles in its Europe enclave

    11/21/2016 5:33:16 PM PST · by Mariner · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 21st, 2016 | By Tucker Reals
    Russia will deploy two advanced missile systems to its far-west territory of Kaliningrad in a direct response to NATO expansion in eastern Europe, a pro-Kremlin Russian lawmaker said Friday. Kaliningrad is a parcel of land disconnected from the Russian mainland that sits on the coast of the Baltic sea, sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania. A Russian deployment of S-400 surface-to-air missiles and nuclear-capable Iskander balistic missiles to Kaliningrad, with its proximity to NATO member states, will undoubtedly heighten concerns among leaders of the transatlantic security alliance, who were already nervous over incoming American leader Donald Trump’s commitment to their collective...
  • Russia quits Hague Court

    11/20/2016 11:22:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 86 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/16 | Chana Roberts
    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a directive on Wednesday to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague. The ICC is meant to be the world's first permanent court and works to prosecute leaders and countries for war crimes, genocide and "crimes against humanity." In 2000, Russia signed the Rome treaty establishing the ICC, but never ratified it. The ICC was established in 1998, and currently has over 100 member states. Like Russia, the US also signed the treaty but declared in 2002 that they had "no intention" of ratifying it. Last Tuesday, the UN General Assembly's Human Rights...
  • NATO puts 300,000 troops on 'high alert' in readiness for a confrontation with Russia

    11/07/2016 10:57:30 AM PST · by tekrat · 63 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11/7/2016 | CHRIS SUMMERS
    Nato chiefs, thrown into a panic by fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin might attack the West, are scrambling to put together a force of 300,000 troops which they can put on 'high alert'. Relations between Russia and the West have plunged in the last year, with Moscow's insistence on backing its Syrian ally, President Bashar al-Assad, at all costs leading to serious tension with the US, Britain and France. Most Nato members cut their defence spending dramatically since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 but Russia has been bolstering its military capabilities, holding parades involving more than 100,000 troops...
  • Something Big Is Underway On All Fronts: “Within The Next Few Weeks The Future Of The United (TR)

    11/03/2016 11:30:33 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | November 3, 2016 | Jeremiah Johnson
    As of this writing, the increased U.S. troop presence in Eastern Europe includes a battalion-sized element of American troops being emplaced in the Suwalki Gap, Polish territory that borders Lithuania in a 60-mile stretch of corridor. The Russian Defense Ministry announced that 600 Russian and Belarussian airborne troops conducted training exercises in Brest, on the Belorussian-Polish border only a few miles from where the U.S. forces are deploying in Poland. This on the heels of Britain deploying 800 men, tanks, and jets to Estonia, along with pledges of Challenger 2 tanks, APC’s (Armored Personnel Carriers), and drones. Two companies of...
  • FBI Examing Fake Documents Targeting Clinton Campaign: Sources

    11/04/2016 11:59:13 AM PDT · by b4me · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 4, 2016 | Mark Hosenball
    The FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies are examining faked documents aimed at discrediting the Hillary Clinton campaign as part of a broader investigation into what U.S. officials believe has been an attempt by Russia to disrupt the presidential election, people with knowledge of the matter said. U.S. Senator Tom Carper, a Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, has referred one of the documents to the FBI for investigation on the grounds that his name and stationery were forged to appear authentic, some of the sources who had knowledge of that discussion said. In the letter identified as fake, Carper...
  • Putin aide's death in DC ruled an accident

    10/28/2016 2:11:47 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 30 replies
    The medical examiner determined Lesin died as a result of blunt force injuries to his head, with contributing causes being blunt force injuries of the neck, torso, upper extremities and lower extremities, which were induced by falls, with acute ethanol intoxication.
  • Putin's Nukes Could Wipe Out Entire American East Coast In Minutes

    10/27/2016 8:45:44 AM PDT · by Strategy · 116 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 27, 2016 | By Tyler Durden
    Those who have been toying with outright war against Russia, and an escalation of the conflict in Syria, are putting the lives of all Americans at risk. Of course, the threat of nuclear annihilation has been with us since the earliest days of the Cold War, but Russia has now positioned itself with the largest and most destructive nuclear arsenal of any country in the world.
  • America Has Stashed Thousands Of Tanks, Artillery In Secret Caves In Norway For War With Russia

    10/23/2016 6:28:31 AM PDT · by Strategy · 39 replies
    The Sun ^ | October 20, 2016 | By Danny Collins
    US MILITARY chiefs have hoarded masses of military gear in underground Norwegian caves to ward off Vladimir Putin, it is claimed. The US has already announced the deployment of 300 Marines to the Scandinavian country that shares a 120-mile border with Russia. The US military is understood to be hoarding equipment in Norwegian storage centres in the event war breaks out with Russia. The method is similar to the ones used by Nato powers during the Cold War. It comes amid deteriorating relations between Moscow and the US over the former's role supporting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in the country's...
  • Russian hackers could FAKE voter fraud after the Presidential election to try and destabilize...

    10/22/2016 7:55:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    reuters ^ | Oct. 22, 2016
    Full Title: Russian hackers could FAKE voter fraud after the Presidential election to try and destabilize the US, claim government officials U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials are warning that hackers with ties to Russia's intelligence services could try to undermine the credibility of the presidential election by posting documents online purporting to show evidence of voter fraud. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said however, that the U.S. election system is so large, diffuse and antiquated that hackers would not be able to change the outcome of the Nov. 8 election. But hackers could post documents, some...
  • The Russians Are Coming...Back

    10/18/2016 11:57:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2016 | Brian E. Birdnow
    Last week a story appeared, tucked in the back pages of American newspapers that are concentrating almost entirely on our leap year election ritual. Vladimir Putin, the Frank Gorshin-lookalike, former KGB agent, and current Russian dictator, once again tried to grab headlines and to indirectly interpolate himself into the American foreign policy debate, along with the election itself. Mr. Putin proposed to reopen the long-shuttered Russian military bases in sub-Saharan Africa, Vietnam, and yes, in Cuba, thereby extending Russia’s global reach and turning up the dial in his personal Cold War against America and the West. Putin, who has never...
  • Russia and the West: Where did it all go wrong?

    10/17/2016 7:59:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    bbc ^ | 10/17/2016 | Jonathan Marcus
    It is hard to imagine a period since the end of the Cold War when relations between Russia and the United States have been quite so bad. ... The Russian president has spoken explicitly about the worsening climate between Washington and Moscow, insisting that what the Obama administration wants is "diktat" rather than dialogue. For all that, the US and Russia are still in contact over Syria. For all the harsh rhetoric and accusations, they both realise that they have a vital role to play in any eventual settlement of the Syrian drama. Whatever its immediate strategic intentions, a permanent...
  • Headline, “CIA plans cyber-attack on Russia” should say, “Frightened Obama goes Dr. Strangelove”

    10/17/2016 9:09:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/17/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Okay, so now we are supposed to believe that Barack Obama, The Cowardly Lion is so worried about “The Russians” hacking the Democrats to pervert the outcome of the election that he is planning to plunge America into a nuclear war to stop them. Really? How very Dr. Strangelove of him! Whether The Cowardly Lion is bluffing or serious, once again he has shown us exactly why neither he, nor any other Democrat should ever be our Commander in Chief. If he is serious, then this “leak” is yet another “telegraphing” of our intentions; a politically inspired tip-off which would...
  • Wikileak: Clinton Told Oil Majors Environmentalism Is Russian Hoax

    10/10/2016 3:39:25 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 13 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-10-2016 | Erwin
    n 2014, United States presidential candidate Hillary Clinton purportedly accused the Russians of running fake anti-fracking and environmentalist groups who were trying to upend major projects such as the Keystone XL pipeline. According to Sputnik International, Wikileaks reportedly uncovered a paid-for speech made in 2014 by the former Secretary of State in front of an audience of “North American oil and natural gas tycoons.” “We were up against Russia pushing oligarchs and others to buy media. We were even up against phony environmental groups, and I’m a big environmentalist, but these were funded by the Russians to stand against any...
  • Could Russia Really Shoot Down an F-22, F-35 or B-2 Stealth Bomber in Syria?

    10/08/2016 10:32:20 AM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    The National Interest ^ | October 7th, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    As tensions between Washington and Moscow flare, the Russian military is warning the United States that it has the ability to target stealth aircraft such as the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit that might be operating over Syria with the Almaz-Antey S-400 (NATO: SA-21 Growler) and the recently arrived S-300V4 (NATO: SA-23 Gladiator) air and missile defense systems. However, Western defense officials and analysts are skeptical and note that both the F-22 and the F-35 were specifically designed to counter those Russian-developed weapons. "Russian S-300, S-400 air defense systems deployed in Syria's...
  • US Army chief Mark Milley fires threat to Russia and warns: ‘We’ll beat you anywhere, anytime’

    10/07/2016 1:25:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 100 replies
    https://www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 10/06/16 | DANNY COLLINS
    'WE WILL DESTROY YOU' US Army chief Mark Milley fires terrifying threat to Russia over Syria and warns: ‘We’ll beat you anywhere, anytime’The firebrand speech is likely to ratchet up tensions between the two superpowers as war of words reaches boiling point.THE US Army’s chief commander has fired a thinly-veiled threat at Russia and warned: “We will beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before.”Chief of Staff General Mark Milley pulled no punches following a fiery war of words between Moscow and Washington DC over the Syria crisis.Only yesterday four Nato nations were forced to scramble fighter jets...
  • 'We'll shoot down US warplanes': Russia warns coalition jets carrying out air strikes over Syria

    10/06/2016 3:33:25 PM PDT · by free_life · 139 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | Oct 6, 2016
    Russia has ordered the US not to carry out airstrikes on Syrian army positions, warning that sophisticated air defence systems are now up and running. Putin has ordered the deployment of S-300 and S-400 units in order to protect troops on the ground. And Russian army bosses have warned that the weapons' radius may be 'a surprise' to unidentified planes, helicopters and drones in the area, according to Russia Today . Russia says it has deployed the anti-aircraft batteries because members of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria are working “ on the ground ” delivering aid.
  • Unlike Obama, Putin Is a Patriot

    09/13/2016 5:44:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    Donald Trump’s praise of Vladimir Putin during the recent televised commander-in-chief forum has come in for widespread scorn, especially on the left, but also from some conservatives. The comments were perhaps politically ill-advised as they distracted attention from Hillary Clinton’s weaknesses and Trump’s better messages. But objectively, Trump’s observations, particularly his comparison of the relative effectiveness of Putin’s leadership to Barack Obama, are not obviously incorrect. Putin may be a ruthless, autocratic dictator, but he acts in ways that are clearly intended to promote Russia’s national interests. Obama on the other hand has consistently acted, and continues to act, in...
  • Memo undercuts Hillary story on controversial Russian uranium deal, Clinton foundation

    08/24/2016 5:30:56 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    State Department officials in fall 2009 - a year before the U.S. approved the deal - had obtained an internal strategy document from Russia's main nuclear energy firm, Rosatom, that provided a warning about Moscow's intentions as it "flexes muscles" in uranium markets. In one cable sent to Clinton, U.S. officials in Brussels warned Russia was about to strongarm U.S. ally Ukraine into a deal for "long-term supply of nuclear fuel" that could "shut" the U.S. company Westinghouse out of the market and extend Moscow's influence over Europe.
  • First on CNN: FBI investigating Russian hack of New York Times reporters, others

    08/23/2016 11:07:47 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | August 23, 2016 | Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz
    Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter. The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by the FBI and other US security agencies. Investigators so far believe that Russian intelligence is likely behind the attacks and that Russian hackers are targeting news organizations as part of a broader series of hacks that also have focused on Democratic Party organizations, the officials said.
  • FULL Robby Mook interview On ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos

    08/21/2016 4:14:30 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/21/2016 | George Stephanopoulos
    See video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voJo6amxM9Y
  • Yemen Offers Russia Use Of Its Airports And Ports In "Fight Against Terrorism"

    08/21/2016 12:37:52 PM PDT · by amorphous · 12 replies
    ZeroHedge.Com ^ | 21 August 2016 | Tyler Durden
    While Obama was golfing in the midst of another Louisiana natural disaster, and is set to end his vacation so he can do what is truly important, support Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, Putin has been busy making new friends: first he did the seemingly impossible, having rekindled relations with Turkey to the point where Ankara itself is warning it may quit NATO to seek "military cooperation" with Russia, followed quickly by strengthening relations with Iran to the point where Russia is now using an Iranian airbase to strike ISIS, much to the angry dismay of the US and...
  • Putin Flies Into Crimea As Ukraine "Prepares For An Invasion"

    08/19/2016 1:38:30 PM PDT · by amorphous · 118 replies
    ZeroHedge.Com ^ | 19 August 2016 | Tyler Durden
    At the same time that Russia is condicting its latest massive military drill on the border with Ukraine, and one day after the latest stark warning by Ukraine' president Poroshenko that the simmering conflict with Russia may be set to explode again when he said on national TV that “the probability of escalation and conflict remains very significant" adding that "we don’t rule out full-scale Russian invasion", Russian president Putin made a not so subtle point that Crimea will not be relinquished when he flew into contested territory on Friday, one day after staging war games there, and said he...
  • Kremlin presses Turkey for access to US airbase

    08/19/2016 7:48:04 PM PDT · by amorphous · 28 replies
    The Times UK ^ | 19 August 2016 | Hannah Lucinda Smith, Istanbul | Marc Bennetts, Moscow |Michael Evans
    Russia is pressing Turkey for access to a key airbase used by the US as it tries to extend its influence in the Middle East. The American-built Incirlik base, about 65 miles from the Syrian border, is used by Nato and has about 50 US nuclear warheads stored on site. A senior Russian politician said that allowing Russian jets and bombers to use it would be a logical continuation of President Erdogan’s efforts to rebuild Turkey’s relations with the Kremlin. “It just remains to come to an agreement with Erdogan that we get the Nato base Incirlik as [our] primary…
  • As Turkey "Considers Military Cooperation" With Russia, US Said To Move Nukes Out Of Turkey

    08/18/2016 1:45:50 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 10 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | August 18, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Over the past month, ever since the "failed" Turkish coup, there has been a dramatic, and surprising, deterioration in the of Turkey with various European states, most notably Austria and Germany, as well as with the US, and NATO in general. This was confirmed once again earlier today when Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu lashed out at NATO, in an interview with Russian Sputnik, saying the alliance is not fully cooperating with Ankara. More importantly, he hinted that Turkey would consider military cooperation with Russia. In the interview, Cavusoglu said that Ankara has become alarmed at the lack of willingness...
  • Russia Building New Underground Nuclear Command Posts

    08/15/2016 1:55:16 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/15/16 | Bill Gertz
    U.S. intelligence detects dozens of hardened bunkers for leaders Russia is building large numbers of underground nuclear command bunkers in the latest sign Moscow is moving ahead with a major strategic forces modernization program. U.S. intelligence officials said construction has been underway for several years on “dozens” of underground bunkers in Moscow and around the country. Disclosure of the underground command bunkers comes as Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command, warned recently that Russia has adopted a nuclear use doctrine he called “alarming.” “It is clear that Russia is modernizing its strategic forces,” Scaparrotti told a conference...
  • Ivanka Trump Vacationing With Putin’s Rumored Girlfriend (liberal conspiracy barf alert!)

    08/15/2016 11:36:45 AM PDT · by drewh · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 15, 2016, 01:31 pm | By Caitlin Yilek
    Ivanka Trump is vacationing with Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, who is rumored to be dating Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump posted a photo of the two in Croatia on Sunday. Deng Murdoch introduced Trump to her eventual husband, Jared Kushner, according to People magazine. Rumors swirled in March that Deng Murdoch was linked to the Russian president, according to Us Weekly. “One insider close to the powerful lead tells Us Weekly the relationship is ‘serious’,” the magazine wrote. The two have not been photographed together, nor has either commented on their rumored relationship. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump...