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  • Russia warns U.S. over naval incident as NATO tensions laid bare

    04/20/2016 10:51:45 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies
    yahoo.com/news ^ | April 20, 2016 | Robin Emmott
    < An U.S. Navy picture shows what appears to be a Russian Sukhoi SU-24 attack aircraft flying over the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea. The repeated flights by the Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes, which also flew near the ship a day earlier, were so close they created wake in the water, with 11 passes, the official said. REUTERS/US Navy
  • While Obama Golfs, Kremlin Shipping Trainloads of Tanks and Heavy Artillery into Ukraine

    04/18/2016 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    [Reuters pic]As I myself posted here in 2009, Barack Obama from the start projected a dangerous weakness in foreign policy, as I saw a future Putin proclaiming 'Yes We Can' invade Ukraine... and what are you going to do about it? Sorry to say that's all come to be, as the hapless, largely abandoned Ukrainians -and their lukewarm sponsors in the West- have been repeatedly outmaneuvered by Vladimir Putin, both militarily and diplomatically. Sanctions have indeed hurt the Russian economy, yet nobody is better than the Kremlin at squeezing the plebes' living standards in the name of national-imperialist pride,...
  • Russia starts S-300 missile systems deliveries to Iran

    04/11/2016 7:36:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 11, 2016 4:48 PM EDT
    A senior Russian official says Moscow has started delivering S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who spoke on Monday on Ekho Moskvy radio, wouldn’t say how many systems have been delivered or provide any other specifics. […] The S-300 deal has long worried the U.S. and Israel, which see it as destabilizing. …
  • FAIL: Watch a US TOW Missile Fail to Penetrate a Russian T-90 (Video)

    02/27/2016 2:37:22 PM PST · by marvel5 · 65 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | February 27, 2016 | RT
    A video published online by a Syrian rebel group shows what appears to be a direct hit by a US-made BGM-71 TOW on the turret of a Russia-supplied T-90 tank of the Syrian Army. The video is one of a multitude of instances of the use of TOW missiles by rebels in Syria, but it may be the first time the anti-tank weapon was used against the advanced T-90 main battle tank. The clip shows the optically-guided missile approaching the partially-covered tank, followed by a bright explosion and a cloud of smoke. Moments later one of the tank crew members...
  • Russian scientists plan to upgrade their nuclear missiles so they can shoot down meteorites...

    02/14/2016 12:35:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Keiligh Baker
    Russian scientists are planning to tweak their intercontinental ballistic missiles, ICBMs, to target meteorites. Russian news agency TASS reports the missiles would have the power to destroy meteorites measuring from 20m and up to 50m in size. ... Senior rocket researcher Sabit Saitgaraye, from the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau, said they plan to test their missiles on the asteroid 99942 Apophis, which he believes will pass 'dangerously close' to Earth in 2036. ... As a result, modifying solid-fueled ICBMs will require millions of pounds and permission from the authorities, and as such it is unclear whether the project will ever...
  • McCain slams Russia: 'Mr. Putin is not interested in being our partner'

    02/14/2016 7:23:36 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/14/16
    A day after Russia's prime minister spoke of a renewed "Cold War" between his country and the West, a senior U.S. senator accused of Moscow of treating Syria "as a live-fire exercise" for its military as it sought to carve out a sphere of influence in the Middle East. Speaking Sunday at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, U.S. Sen. John McCain criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin's intervention in Syria's nearly five-year civil war. "Mr. Putin is not interested in being our partner," said McCain, chairman of the U.S. Senate's Armed Services Committee, adding that the Russian president wanted to...
  • This Russian-Designed, Amphibious Truck with Self-Inflating Tires Looks Badass

    02/12/2016 5:17:05 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 21 replies
    Twistedsifter.com ^ | current | Staff
    Designed to handle the harsh and unforgiving Russian environment, SHERP is an amphibious truck with self-inflating tires that can go across land, water and everything in between-including obstacles 70 cm (27.5 in) high. Based out of Saint Petersburg, the first SHERP prototype was built in 2012 by Aleksey Garagashyan. Four years later, SHERP is now available for sale to the public with based models starting just under US$50,000. According to Jalopnik: It weighs just 2,866 pounds dry, so while it might only have a 44.3 horsepower 1.5 liter Kubota V1505 four-cylinder diesel linked to a five-speed manual, it will still...
  • Russia reveals new, aggressive military plans

    01/17/2016 12:24:05 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    wwlp.com ^ | January 15, 2016 | Brian Todd, CNN
    New details about Russian president Vladimir Putin’s latest military plans. Will those plans destabilize one of the United States’ most important military alliances? Putin appears to be flexing his muscle and his missiles. In a briefing with the Russian news media, Putin’s defense minister boldly declares his military will create three new divisions on Russia’s western flank with Europe, and will make five nuclear missile regimens ready for combat duty this year. U.S. and NATO officials tell CNN they’re monitoring this, assessing the impact on western security.
  • Putin Just Came Out With A Massive Announcement About Donald Trump

    12/17/2015 10:30:21 AM PST · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 50 replies
    Vladimir Putin, as Western Journalism has reported, apparently has very little respect for President Obama, and doesn’t seem to consider his interests in Europe or the Middle East. When Russian troops amassed along the Ukrainian border, Putin didn’t stop at the border in response to Obama’s advice to withdraw troops. In fact, Putin sent troops inside Ukraine and took control of Crimea. Additionally, in Syria, just when President Obama was proclaiming that ISIS was contained and would be pursued inside Syria, Putin sent troops into Syria and reinforced the Asad regime, the very regime that Obama intended to overcome. At...
  • Breaking: Syrian Rebels Who Shot Down Russian Fighter Jet Were Backed By Obama

    11/24/2015 12:30:19 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 77 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 11/24/2015 | Blaze
    Earlier today, we reported that a group of Syrian rebels had shot down a Russian jet before they gathered to chant "Allahu Akbar" over the corpse of the pilot. Now, it has been revealed that these rebels are being backed by none other than Obama's government. According to The Blaze, the U.S. backed Syrian rebels, the Free Syrian Army, claim to have taken down a Russian rescue helicopter with a TOW anti tank missile. This helicopter was coming to try to save the pilots after their jet crashed. The TOW missile was likely supplied to the rebels through the same...
  • Putin tells Western leaders: Let's bury our differences and jointly strike at 'barbarian' ISIS

    11/15/2015 12:20:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 191 replies
    christiantoday.com ^ | Published 15 November 2015 | Hazel Torres
    Russian President Vladimir Putin appealed to Western leaders to bury their differences with Russia and jointly strike at the "barbarian" Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Syria, saying Friday's Paris terrorist attack underscored the need for such concerted action. In a condolences telegram sent to French President Francois Hollande, Putin said, "This tragedy is another proof of the barbarian nature of terrorism, which challenges the human civilisation. Clearly, for effective fighting this evil, the entire international community should unite efforts," Tass news agency reported. "I would like to confirm the Russian side is ready for most close cooperation with the French...
  • Putin Slams Obama on Syria: US Has 'Mush for Brains'

    10/13/2015 3:33:23 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 48 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10-13-2105
    President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday slammed Washington for refusing to share intelligence with Russia on Syria, and accusing it of muddled thinking. "I believe some of our partners simply have mush for brains," Putin said, expressing some of his strongest criticism yet of Washington's handling of the Syrian crisis.
  • First on CNN: U.S. officials say Russian missiles heading for Syria landed in Iran

    10/08/2015 12:03:54 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 124 replies
    CNN ^ | October 8, 2015 | Barbara Starr and Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN)A number of cruise missiles launched from a Russian ship and aimed at targets in Syria have crashed in Iran, two U.S. officials told CNN Thursday. Monitoring by U.S. military and intelligence assets has concluded that at least four missiles crashed as they flew over Iran. One official said there may be casualties, but another official said this is not yet known.
  • Obama: I’m Not Losing To Putin In Syria

    10/03/2015 3:33:30 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 96 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 10-2-2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama is pushing back against the idea that he’s been outmaneuvered in Syria by Russian President Vladimir Putin since the two met at the United Nations on Monday. Obama appeared frustrated by the suggestion during a press conference this afternoon, dismissing it as a notion only talked about in the Washington D.C. “Sometimes the conversation here in the Beltway differs from the conversation internationally,” Obama responded. Obama accused Putin of acting in Syria “out of weakness,” repeatedly referring to Russia’s weakening economy. He also compared his coalition to act against ISIS in Syria to Putin’s unilateral decision to prop...
  • Obama and Putin: That was awkward

    09/28/2015 6:14:46 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/28/15 | Michael Crowley
    An awkward toast, sideways glances, a stiff handshake. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin aren't just geostrategic rivals. They are two guys who simply don't like each other. That much seemed clear after Monday's action at the United Nations in New York, where Obama and Putin sat uncomfortably together at a lunch, then met privately for a 90-minute session which appeared to yield no breakthroughs on the major differences between them. Skipping any pretense of bonhomie, a senior administration official said the men had a "business-like back and forth," dividing their time between Ukraine and Syria. Putin echoed that language, calling...
  • This awkward photo of Obama and Putin locking eyes at the UN speaks volumes

    09/28/2015 3:38:05 PM PDT · by traumer · 114 replies
    Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin's relationship has always been, shall we say, fraught, but on Monday they shared a toast at the United Nations that looks to have been, even by their high standards, pretty weird. There's so much to take in here. The nuclear powers side-eye. Putin's almost triumphalist smirk; Obama's undisguised loathing (there's an unmistakable "let's get this over with" look on his face) of the man with whom he's touching glasses. The discrepancy in size between the two men — look at how much farther Obama's arm reached than Putin's — adds another layer to it all....
  • Why Russia is suddenly interested in Syria’s civil war

    09/10/2015 1:24:48 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 82 replies
    theglobeandmail.com ^ | Sep. 09, 2015 10:43AM EDT | GEORGE PETROLEKAS
    ...snip... However, it is important to understand why Russia chose this moment to move, when it could have done so at any time. ...snip... With Mr. al-Assad now controlling only 17 per cent of the country, and fighting on an axis running from Damascus, Homs, Aleppo and Latakia (oddly enough the centres of Alawite and Christian populations), the fear is that without any discernible moderate opposition the groups best positioned to take advantage of an Assad collapse are IS – the best organized – and any number of splinter Islamist groups such as the al-Nusra Front. IS was not spawned...
  • Russia and the West have Swapped Spiritual and Cultural Roles

    09/09/2015 3:30:26 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 61 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | September 7, 2015 | Iben Thranolm
    “Let me put it a different way. During the rule of Communism, Russia found itself in the grip of a culture of death, but she is returning to life, in the sense of Christian culture with a strong awareness of the historical roots and continuity.” The situation in the West is the complete opposite. We celebrate death and have surrendered to the satanic view of man in a self-righteous rage and rant against God. We can divorce with ease on-line. We prioritise work and career above family responsibilities especially raising children. We favour euthanasia, abortion on demand, homosexual rights and...
  • Sen. Cruz to President Obama: Release the Russian Missile Risk Assessment

    08/25/2015 7:01:25 AM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | August 24, 2015
    Cruz sends letter to the President requesting embargoed report on Russian treaty violations WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday sent a letter to President Obama calling for the release of the Department of Defense's (DoD) risk assessment of Russia's violations of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). The letter explains that the White House has blocked the release of the Pentagon report and is preventing Congress from investigating Russia's noncompliance."Although the State Department formally declared Russia to be in violation of the INF Treaty in 2014, additional reports indicate that the United States has harbored doubts...
  • How Putin Ignited a Civil War in Ukraine

    07/05/2015 3:24:27 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 12 replies
    NEWSWEEK ^ | 4 Jul 15 | Alina Polyakova
    The war in eastern Ukraine is a Kremlin-manufactured conflict. The arrival of "little green men" in Crimea in February 2014 transformed the conflict from a domestic altercation between citizens and their government to an international crisis. Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly acknowledged in a government-sponsored documentary that he carefully planned and orchestrated the military takeover of the Crimean peninsula. No such admissions have been made about the war in the Donbas. From the outbreak of fighting in the east, the official Kremlin narrative has framed the Ukrainian crisis as a civil war between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists. In...
  • About 600 US and Georgian troops hold joint exercises

    05/17/2015 1:22:09 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | ap
    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — About 600 U.S. and Georgian troops are conducting joint exercises aimed at training the armed forces of the former Soviet republic for participation in the NATO Response Force. Col. Michael Foster, commander of the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade, said the exercises are "an absolutely unique opportunity for us" and "the way we are going to be fighting in the future."
  • Russians fear the United States?

    05/16/2015 7:50:09 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 42 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The Telegraph reported from an independent pollster the Levada Center survey that nearly a third, 31 percent, of Russians fear an invasion by the United States. The Moscow Times citing the same survey reported that 59 percent of Russians believe that the United States and NATO pose a threat to the homeland. Amid the tensions arising from the Ukrainian crisis this is a 12 percent increase from a previous survey conducted in 2007. This poll is an indication of heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow that haven’t been seen since the Cold War. The poll was conducted last April interviewing...
  • Will Putin give Kerry the cold shoulder? Kremlin not confirming one-on-one meeting in Russia

    05/11/2015 2:02:04 PM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2015
    The prospect of Vladimir Putin giving U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry the cold shoulder looms over an official visit to Russia on Tuesday, with the Kremlin not yet confirming Obama administration claims that the two will meet.
  • Is Russia Arming Argentina to Enable a Grab of Falkland Islands?

    Russia is preparing to lease 12 long-range, supersonic bomber jets to Argentina, a move that some in Britain fear is designed to ready Argentina to take the Falkland Islands. Argentina has long argued that the Falklands—which it calls the Malvinas—are Argentine territory and should be controlled by Buenos Aires instead of London. The dispute escalated into war in 1982 when Argentina invaded the islands, attempting to establish sovereignty over them. The bloody 74-day conflict ended with British forces overwhelming the Argentinians and reestablishing British control of the islands. But British defense cuts in recent years leave the Falklands more vulnerable...
  • Putin's Russia is a Gangster Regime

    03/05/2015 5:51:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    "I'm afraid Putin will kill me," Boris Nemtsov told a Russian website on February 10. He was dead before the month was out. The charismatic opposition leader, a former deputy prime minister under Boris Yeltsin, was assassinated in the heart of Moscow on Friday night as he walked over a bridge near Red Square, only yards from the Kremlin walls. The killing, it seems clear, was a professional hit. Nemtsov was shot four times in the back by gunmen who escaped in a precisely timed getaway car, the murder unrecorded by nearby security cameras, which were mysteriously turned off — all...
  • Obama condemns killing of Russia's Nemtsov

    02/27/2015 5:22:23 PM PST · by McGruff · 84 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:55am GMT
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the "brutal murder" of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, and called for a full investigation into the killing. "The United States condemns the brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov, and we call upon the Russian government to conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his murder and ensure that those responsible for this vicious killing are brought to justice," Obama said in a statement.
  • The View From NATO’s Russian Front

    02/08/2015 11:07:13 AM PST · by tlozo · 136 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | Feb. 6, 2015 | Sohrab Ahmari
    ‘I believe the Russians are mobilizing right now for a war that they think is going to happen in five or six years... with somebody within the next five or six years.” So says Lt. Gen. Frederick “Ben” Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe... "American engagement is essential if the West is to deter a revanchist Russia that has set out to “redraw the boundaries of Europe,” Gen. Hodges says... Russian President Vladimir Putin “has done in Ukraine,” he says, “is a manifestation of a strategic view of the world... This level of assistance suggests Ukraine “is not a foray,...
  • Russia: Three disturbing developments in Russia

    New Stalin monument in Russia-occupied Crimea At a time when each day brings fresh evidence that Russia is headed in a very dangerous direction and many news items that leave one shaking one’s head or feeling the need to say “I’m not making this up,” there are nonetheless some “smaller” stories that must not be ignored because of the long shadows they cast on the future. Three in the last several days fall into this category and are thus mentioned here, not because they provide a comprehensive picture of what is happening but because they point to trends already well-established...
  • Madman McCain Blows His Stack Over Ukraine Peace Talks

    02/08/2015 12:45:48 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Downtrend ^ | 2/7/15
    A last ditch effort by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande to try to negotiate a cease fire in civil war torn Ukraine has sent Senator John McCain into orbit. After he and his butt-buddy, South Carolina Senator and possible presidential candidate Lindsey Graham had practically sealed the deal for a massive transfer of U.S. military weaponry to Kiev, Frau Merkel has dared to throw a monkey wrench into things. The two European leaders traveled to Moscow to meet with the hated Russian President Vladimir Putin in order to try to prevent what could be the beginning...
  • Tortured in Ukraine: Christians Living a Nightmare

    12/07/2014 3:06:24 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 18 replies
    CBN ^ | 9/19/2014
    EASTERN UKRAINE -- Ukraine's evangelical Christians are bearing the brunt of the country's conflict, often with deadly consequences. It's a scene that has played in Elena Velichko's head over and over. Pro-Russian rebels took over her hometown in early April. Her husband Vladimir told her to take the kids and leave the city. "He took us to the train station and we said goodbye. He said, 'I love you.' He kissed me and kissed the children and left," Elena said. Several days later, her life and that of her eight children, ages 2 to 16, suddenly turned upside down. Surreal...
  • Ukraine Admits Its Gold Is Gone: "There Is Almost No Gold Left In The Central Bank Vault"

    11/18/2014 9:38:20 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11-18-2014 | Durden
    We reported of a strange incident that took place just after the Ukraine presidential coup, namely that .... "in a mysterious operation under the cover of night, Ukraine's gold reserves were promptly loaded onboard an unmarked plane, which subsequently took the gold to the US." "at 2:00 am, a transport plane took off took off from Boryspil airport. According to Boryspil staff, prior to the plane's appearance, four trucks and two cargo minibuses arrived at the airport all with their license plates missing. Fifteen people .... stepped out, some armed with machine guns. These people loaded the plane with more...
  • A Deal With Two Devils - Russia and Iran

    11/18/2014 8:31:10 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    usnews.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Lawrence J. Haas
    Nothing better showcases Washington’s confusion over foreign policy than the idea that – as part of a U.S.-Iran nuclear deal – Iran would ship much or all of its enriched uranium to Russia, and Russia would then process it for Iranian civilian usage. Were the U.S.-led “P5+1” negotiators (the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany) to reach a deal with Iran with this provision, the United States would subjugate its national security and that of its allies to two U.S. adversaries, both of which are undermining U.S. interests around the world. In addition, Washington would further legitimize Tehran...
  • Barack Obama, Outside Agitator

    10/01/2014 7:30:38 AM PDT · by duckln · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/30/14 | Pat Buchanan
    In his U.N. address, President Obama listed a parade of horrors afflicting our world: "Russian aggression in Europe," "terrorism in Syria and Iraq," rapes and beheadings by ISIL, al-Qaida, Boko Haram.
  • Russia to join coalition against ISIS in Iraq?

    09/26/2014 5:50:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    So they say… kind of. According to state-run TASS, Sergei Lavrov met with new Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi during the UN General Assembly currently taking place in New York, and pledged to support them against ISIS: Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed Russia is ready to support Iraq in its efforts to fight the terrorist threat, first of all the one from the Islamic State (IS). Lavrov had meeting with Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday. …“During the meeting, Lavrov confirmed Russia’s support for Iraq’s independence, territory integrity and sovereignty,” the ministry said....
  • Why Nuclear Weapons Continue to be Central to Putin and Russia

    09/20/2014 12:58:31 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    The majority of Russia’s ICBMs are reaching the end of their service life, meaning that the deployment and modernization of current and new missiles is crucial to maintaining Russia’s nuclear capabilities. Currently, a majority of Russia’s ICBM consists of older SS-18, SS-19 and SS-25 ICBMs which have been in service since the USSR. Russia is set to replace these older missiles with newer and more advanced 108 RS-24 Yars-M (SS-29), Topol-Ms (SS-27)(mobile and silo-based), as well as 30 SS-19 in nine divisions by 2016. ICBMs are not the only part of Russia’s attempts to retain its nuclear posture. ICBMs form...
  • Arm Ukraine or Surrender

    09/01/2014 8:04:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 143 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 31, 2014 | BEN JUDAH
    Russia would have triumphed over the world order imposed by the West after the Soviet Union lost the Cold War. This would mean the destruction of American geopolitical deterrence. America’s enemies, from China to Iran, would see this as an invitation to establish their own spheres of influence amid the wreckage. Russia would not stop there. Mr. Putin wants to undermine NATO, and the smell of weakness would tempt him further. It would be merely a matter of time before Moscow exploited the Russians in the Baltic States to manufacture new “frozen conflicts.” Poland would feel compelled to act as...
  • WHITE HOUSE TO PUTIN: Don't 'Even Think About Messing Around' With The Baltics

    08/29/2014 5:56:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 106 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/29/14 | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama's message to Russian President Vladimir Putin when traveling to Europe next week is to not "even think about messing around" with the Baltic states, the White House said Friday. Obama is traveling to Europe next week for a meeting in Wales with other NATO leaders. He'll also make a stop in Estonia, where he will meet with the leaders of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in an attempt to reassure allies amid burgeoning Russian aggression in Ukraine. "The two stops are essentially part of the same effort to send a message to the Russians that their behavior is...
  • Obama dodges on Ukraine invasion

    08/28/2014 2:48:38 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Thursday sidestepped the question of whether Russia has mounted an invasion of Ukraine, describing the movement of troops and equipment across the border as an "incursion" and "continuation of what's been taking place" in the region. Obama accused Russia of "deliberately and repeatedly" violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and vowed "more costs and consequences" from the United States and its allies. "The separatists are trained by Russia, they are armed by Russia, they are funded by Russia," Obama said. "Russia has deliberately and repeatedly violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and the...
  • Let's be clear about this: Russia is invading Ukraine right now

    08/27/2014 12:06:17 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 36 replies
    Vox ^ | 8/27/14 | Max Fisher
    There are two things happening between Ukraine and Russia right now. First, Russian and Ukrainian leaders are meeting in Belarus to negotiate a peace deal in the Ukrainian conflict that Russia insists it has nothing to do with. Second, Russian military forces are crossing the border into Ukraine in what is clearly a hostile invasion and act of war. That includes Russian artillery, Russian tanks, Russian-trained irregular forces, and even uniformed Russian soldiers who have admitted on camera that they are Russian military ordered to invade by their commanders. But the first piece of that is obfuscating the second. Getting...
  • JOURNALISTS: We Just Saw Russian Military Vehicles Cross Into Ukraine

    08/14/2014 12:27:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8-14-2014 | Jeremy Bender/Reuters
    The Guardian's Moscow correspondent, Shaun Walker, and The Telegraph's Roland Oliphant tweeted today that a column of armored personnel carriers (ACPs) and other Russian military vehicles have crossed over the Ukrainian border. Vladimir Putin's government is sending a convoy of unmarked white trucks to Ukraine, and military vehicles started traveling alongside a supposed Russian aid convoy earlier on Thursday. Most of the fleet of more than 262 vehicles, including about 200 trucks carrying aid, stopped 15 miles from the border of Ukraine's rebel-held eastern region of Luhansk. If these reports are correct, a separate military convoy has apparently continued into...
  • Russians Shine Laser Show of Obama ‘Fellating’ Banana on US Embassy in Moscow (Video)

    08/07/2014 5:24:31 AM PDT · by libstripper · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 6, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    This year on Barack Obama’s birthday a group of Russian activists shined a laser show of Obama fellating a banana on the US Embassy in Moscow.hdi is nothing more than a que
  • President Obama will be giving a LIVE statement on Ukraine at 2:50P (ET)

    07/29/2014 12:09:37 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 115 replies
    He's already 20 minutes late....
  • Biden to Putin: I don't think 'you have a soul'

    07/21/2014 1:55:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/21/14 | Justin Sink
    Vice President Biden told Vladimir Putin that he did not believe the Russian leader had “a soul” during a visit to the Kremlin in 2011, the vice president said in a New Yorker magazine interview published Monday. Biden said the incident occurred while he was touring Putin’s office in the Kremlin. “I had an interpreter, and when he was showing me his office I said, ‘It’s amazing what capitalism will do, won’t it? A magnificent office!’ And he laughed. As I turned, I was this close to him,” Biden said, signaling that the two leaders were standing just inches apart....
  • Obama Stops Short of Blaming Russia For Downed Jet in Ukraine Ukraine Search [O An Embarrassment!]

    07/19/2014 3:06:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 19, 2014 | DAVID S. CLOUD, KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
    Obama Stops Short of Blaming Russia For Downed Jet in Ukraine By DAVID S. CLOUD, KATHLEEN HENNESSEY President Obama on Friday condemned the missile attack that downed a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine as an "outrage of unspeakable proportions" but stopped short of blaming Russia directly for the tragedy.
  • As The West Declines, Russia Fills The Vacuum

    07/19/2014 3:19:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 57 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 19, 2014
    As The West Declines, Russia Fills The Vacuum The Coalition has no foreign policy and no solutions to offer in the growing chaos of a world without moral leadership By Janet Daley19 Jul 2014 Presumably there are at least a few politicians in the great Western capitals who have some idea of how to get a grip on the current global chaos. Perhaps at some point they will let us know what it is. At the moment, all that we are getting is banalities and obfuscation, which seem to be a cover for total panic. Apart from the obvious words...
  • Not even MH17 will stop Putin's goal of new Soviet Union

    07/19/2014 6:41:47 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 55 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | July 20, 2014 | Yuri Felshtinski
    THE tragedy of MH17 will do nothing to stop Putin in his plans to re-establish a new Soviet Union. This was a tragic accident for him but his ambitions extend beyond Ukraine and this will not stop that. The world now knows he is involved with separatists connected to the deaths of hundreds of innocent people. I think Putin will understand there is no going back now and he will make his move. Ukraine is only the first stage; it is the beginning of a wider campaign to increase Russia's strength. He will move to other countries, such as Moldova...
  • MH17 Crash: Obama and Putin Discuss Incident

    07/17/2014 3:09:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Friday July 18, 2014
    The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have discussed the Malaysia Airlines plane incident over eastern Ukraine., according to wire reports. The Kremlin website published a statement late Thursday that says "the Russian leader informed the U.S. president of the report from air traffic controllers that the Malaysian plane had crashed on Ukrainian territory, which had arrived immediately before the phone call." The statement gave no further details about what the leaders discussed with regard to the plane crash. The rest of the phone call was dedicated to the general situation in eastern Ukraine, and recent...
  • John Kerry tells Russia to disarm Ukraine separatists "in hours"

    06/26/2014 7:01:43 AM PDT · by McGruff · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 June 2014
    US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Russia on Thursday to disarm separatists in Ukraine within "the next hours" as the European Union prepared to discuss deeper sanctions against Moscow. Washington and other Western powers have stepped up pressure on Russia to take concrete action to defuse the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where a ceasefire between Russian-speaking rebels and government forces has appeared to be crumbling. "We are in full agreement that it is critical for Russia to show in the next hours, literally, that they're moving to help disarm the separatists, to encourage them to disarm, to call...
  • Rebels Down Ukrainian Jet Killing 49; Last Ditch Negotiations to Prevent Ukraine Gas Shutoff

    06/16/2014 12:45:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    There are a couple of significant news items in Ukraine today, and both of them will hike tensions in the region. Earlier today Pro-Russia Rebels Down Ukraine Jet as Fighting Escalates. Pro-Russian rebels shot down a transport plane in eastern Ukraine, killing 49 servicemen and threatening to ratchet up east-west tensions over suspicions President Vladimir Putin is backing the uprising. The killing of the 40 soldiers and nine crew was the deadliest strike on Ukrainian forces since separatists seized government buildings on April 6. The IL-76 aircraft went down as it approached Luhansk airport at 1:10 a.m. local time under...
  • Communist Leader Wants Cities Renamed Stalingrad and Leningrad

    06/09/2014 11:02:46 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    themoscowtimes.com ^ | June 09, 2014
    Russia's Communist leader has voiced support for a referendum to rename the city of Volgograd as Stalingrad, and has suggested that St. Petersburg readopt its Soviet-era name of Leningrad. "Only two cities have been subjected to name changes after the Great Patriotic war — Leningrad and Stalingrad" Communist Party head Gennady Zyuganov told Russian News Service. "They were not awarded the title of "Hero City for nothing, the whole world knows them as Leningrad and Stalingrad" Zyuganov said, adding the people of St. Petersburg had to be called upon to back the name change. During D-Day commemorations in Normandy last...