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  • Putin Slams US for Supporting Terrorism When Politically Convenient

    10/25/2015 6:18:26 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 31 replies
    Liberty News ^ | 10/23/2015 | Staff
    Moscow — Vladimir Putin fiercely derided the U.S.’ current bombing campaign in Syria during a speech before the Valdai Club, saying, “It is impossible to prevail over terrorism if some of the terrorists are being used as a battering ram to overthrow undesirable regimes.” Deftly weaving a tongue-in-cheek attack on the schizophrenic American involvement in the Middle East, Putin stated that “It’s always hard to play a double game — to declare a fight against terrorists but at the same time try to use some of them to move the pieces on the Middle Eastern chessboard in your favor. There’s...
  • Ted Cruz on Russia, Syria, Obama, 'missile defense' and the New START treaty with Putin

    10/20/2015 7:00:10 AM PDT · by ETL · 11 replies
    various sources (links to each provided) | various authors
    Ted Cruz, last week, on Russia, Syria, Obama, 'missile defense' and the New START treaty with Putin..."If we want to actually dismantle ISIS, we need to dramatically change course. We need a real, robust campaign that maximizes our overwhelming air advantage. We need to focus our efforts not on trying to create friends, but on supporting our real ones, especially the Kurds in Iraq and Syria who have actually had success against ISIS."-snip- "We can redouble our efforts to develop the defensive weapons that neutralized the offensive Soviet threat -- particularly missile defense, which has seen a 25% budget reduction...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Formally Adopted

    10/19/2015 8:30:09 AM PDT · by ETL · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | Felicia Schwartz and Jay Solomon
    The Obama administration began implementing its landmark nuclear agreement with Iran with an eye toward lifting expansive sanctions imposed on Tehran in the past decade. Concerns from opponents of the deal continued to grow, however, as senior administration officials during the weekend played down the importance of a United Nations probe into whether Tehran has attempted to secretly develop the technologies needed to build atomic weapons.The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, is committed under the deal to release a report by year-end about the status of Iran’s alleged weaponization work. U.S. officials over the weekend said the...
  • Russia, Iran Reach S-300 Missile Deal

    08/19/2015 5:29:47 AM PDT · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/19/2015 | Tova Dvorin
    Russia and Iran have formally reached a deal for Moscow to deliver Tehran advanced S-300 missile systems, deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov told RIA Novosti on Wednesday afternoon. "As things stand now, this topic is closed," Bogdanov stated. "We have reached full understanding on the matter together with our Iranian partners." "The question has been fundamentally solved," he stressed. "The rest is just technical details."
  • Officials: Iran nuclear deal fuels Middle East arms race, boosts Russia’s influence

    07/14/2015 4:40:19 PM PDT · by ETL · 10 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 14, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    WIN FOR PUTIN? Iran nuke deal fuels arms race, helps Russia, officials say [this was the title of the piece on the FoxNews home page] THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL and the negotiations leading up to it already are fueling an all-but-declared nuclear arms race in the Middle East, according to current and former government officials who say the situation also creates an opening for Russia to exert more influence in the region.
  • Putin Not Only Loves Iran Deal, But Takes Credit for Helping Write It

    07/14/2015 9:30:27 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 14, 2015 - 6:05 am | Bridget Johnson
    With endorsements like these, how could Congress say no to President Obama’s Iran deal? Russian President Vladimir Putin, who can’t wait to heap more arms sales on the Islamic Republic: “We are certain that the world heaved a sigh of relief today,” Putin said in a lengthy statement praising the deal. “The negotiations supported by the UN Security Council and involving Russia, China, the USA, France, Germany, Great Britain, Iran and the European Union went on for many years. We are satisfied that the solution found is based on the principle of phasing and mutuality which our country has been...
  • Russian journalist quits and apologises for taking part in 'propaganda madness'

    06/10/2015 9:42:09 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 24 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | 6/10/2015 | Ukraine Toay
    Konstantin Goldenzweig resigned from the Kremlin-backed NTV channel Renowned Russian journalist Konstantin Goldenzweig has resigned from state-funded TV channel 'NTV' after becoming disenchanted with the Kremlin's misinformation campaign. He announced the move through Facebook on June 9, TJ reports. "I want to thank all my colleagues who helped me, taught me, encouraged me and were my friends. And continue to be my friends. And sorry for taking part in this propaganda madness. There is only one banal conclusion: the deals with your own conscience are only as good as those you can cancel" - Goldenzweig wrote.
  • Communist Party Member Faces Trial For Siding With Islamic Terrorists

    05/29/2015 6:02:21 PM PDT · by drpix · 8 replies
    progressivestoday.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | P.W. Adams
    While the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) openly supports the Obama administration, and is happily welcomed by the Progressive movement here in the United States, in other countries members of the Communist Party brethren are openly supporting Islamic terrorists. The Prauge Post reports that a member of the Czech Communist Party is facing trial after celebrating online the deaths of Czech soldiers who were killed by the Taliban... ...Coincidentally the CPUSA has regularly spoken out against the War on Terror.
  • US Military Dusts Off Decades-Old 'Readiness' Plans for Russia

    07/25/2014 6:33:20 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 186 replies
    Yahoo News/ABC ^ | 7-25-2014 | Lee Ferran
    As American officials fire off diplomatic salvos at Russia in response to that nation’s purported actual artillery salvos into Ukraine, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said recently that among other actions, the U.S. military is dusting off decades-old plans, just in case. “We’re looking inside our own readiness models to look at things that we haven’t had to look at for 20 years, frankly, about basing and lines of communication and sea lanes,” Gen. Martin Dempsey, America’s top military officer, said at the Aspen Security Forum Thursday evening. “What the military does when faced with these crises...
  • the happy couple: John and Barack

    03/18/2014 9:47:00 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 31 replies
    Self ^ | March 18 2014 | Self
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Obama Is Being ‘Ridiculed by Russians’ [off the Christmas card list or else..]

    03/17/2014 4:48:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    March 17, 2014 7:14 PM Krauthammer's Take: Obama Is Being 'Ridiculed by Russians' By NRO Staff President Obama has thus far responded tepidly to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, targeting only several individuals in Russia for sanctions and providing Ukraine with rations as opposed to the arms it requested. Because of Obama’s rhetoric and policy, Charles Krauthammer said the president is being “ridiculed by Russians.” “If he thinks that sanctioning seven Russians out of a population of, what, 150 million is a sanction, he’s living in a different world,” Krauthammer said. Instead we should be sending Ukraine weapons, something the administration...
  • Obama birth record, citizenship, unraveled for Alabama Supreme Court?

    03/16/2014 8:21:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 228 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/16/14 | George Spelvin
    Barack Hussein Obama’s birth riddle is being analyzed in a 13 page, Amicus Curiae brief filed with the Alabama Supreme Court by Harvard Attorney Albert W.L. Moore Jr. The brief promises to offer a straightforward theory as to just who this man in our White House really and truly is. (1) Moore summarizes what is going on: “He (BHO) was a natural born American on the date of his birth, but further official records prove that he lost American citizenship and constitutional eligibility to the Presidency as definitively confirmed by his 1983 naturalization as an American citizen. By law, this...
  • Obama Blows Off National Security Meeting to Attend Film Festival

    03/17/2014 4:13:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 70 replies
    tpnn.com ^ | March 2, 2014 | Jennifer Burke
    The Weekly Standard reported yesterday that, despite the invasion of Ukraine by Russia as well as Putin calling Obama’s bluff after the ‘stern warning’ given to Russia, Barack Obama failed to attend his National Security Team meeting to discuss the situation between Russia and Ukraine. Instead, he was later ‘briefed’ by Susan Rice. According to Todd Starnes from FOX News, rather than attend the security briefing, Obama instead ‘attended a White House Film Festival where pool reporters said he socialized with second graders.’ Prior to the terrorist attack at Benghazi, Obama demonstrated a pattern of missing his security intelligence meetings....
  • Russian Sanctioned By White House Responds On Twitter To "Comrade Obama"

    03/17/2014 8:41:48 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 78 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 03/17/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Moments ago we listed the Russian Putin "advisors" impacted by the latest Obama executive order freezing those assets over which the US has access. Among them was deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Russia's ambassador to NATO. As a reminder, in 2011 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev appointed Dmitry Rogozin as a Special Representative on anti-missile defence and negotiations with NATO countries on this issue. On 23 December 2011 Dmitry Rogozin was appointed deputy premier of Russian Government in charge of defense and space industry. As responsible for the defense industry he leads the creation of the Russian Foundation for Advanced...
  • IN FOCUS: Russian's next-generation bomber takes shape

    10/16/2012 11:27:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Flight International ^ | 15 Oct 2012 | Vladimir Karnozov
    IN FOCUS: Russian's next-generation bomber takes shape Confirmation came on the occasion of the Russian air force centennial celebrations in August. Addressing media, air force commander-in-chief Lt Gen Victor Bondarev revealed that development of a new strategic bomber, the PAK-DA, had commenced. Its name is a Russian acronym that approximates to "future aviation complex for long-range aviation", and the aircraft is intended to supplement and partially replace the Tupolev Tu-160s, Tu-95MSs and Tu-22M3s now forming the backbone of Russia's land-based strategic bomber fleet. Vladislav Perminov Touching on a recent meeting with Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, during which long-term procurement issues...
  • Obama's Ersatz Space Program - Questionable Agenda

    10/15/2012 12:56:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2012 | Bruce Johnson
    ........Of all the waste by the Federal government and with all the other Federal agencies that could be moved to privatization, Obama selects our space program. This detracts from the progress of our missile technology that is shared with our military, it inhibits our national defense, and it damages our national identity.Space X is Obama's choice for supplanting NASA. It appears Obama has picked another loser. Move over Solyndra.Let's begin with the performance to date of the ersatz space program called Space X....."Thus far, NASA has awarded at least $2.1 billion in SAA money to private space companies,including a total...
  • While Increasingly Anti-Western, Russia Needs Foreign Military Technology

    10/13/2012 11:53:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 10/11/2012 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    Last week, US federal prosecutors announced they have broken up a network of Russian agents that allegedly supplied the Russian military, intelligence agencies and defense industry with smuggled US-made electronic and microchip components. A Houston company, Arc Electronics Inc., allegedly illegally shipped some $50 million worth of electronic components to Russia. Its executive, Alexander Fishenko, was arrested together with seven other former Russian and other former Soviet republic citizens. All, apparently, are today naturalized US citizens, and some also hold valid Russian passports. Three other suspects have avoided arrest, apparently hiding in Russia. The US Department of Commerce announced it...
  • The Stakes Are High. The threat of Obama's second term.

    10/13/2012 12:50:13 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 15, 2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    This is perhaps the most lucid, even-handed, and convincing examination to date of the threat that President Obama - and his potential reelection - poses to our republic. No one who reads I Am the Change will come away thinking this election is about the economy. In truth, this election pits America's founding principles against Obama's efforts to transform them. Obama noted as much in October 2008, declaring in a rare moment of candor, "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." Kesler cautions: "Those words mean this will be a different country when he's...
  • What Has Obama Learned? (What A Question)

    09/26/2012 5:22:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    The Oval Office isn't the place to learn on the job. That was the line from both Hillary Clinton and John McCain in 2008. In fairness, that's always the argument the more experienced candidate uses against the less experienced candidate (just ask Mitt Romney). But Barack Obama seemed a special case, easily among the least experienced major-party nominees in U.S. history. A Pew poll in August 2008 found that the biggest concern voters had with Obama fell under the category of "personal abilities and experience." In a "change" year, Americans swallowed those concerns and voted for the change candidate. Four...
  • OBAMA & Medvedev CAUGHT ON MIC 'After My Election I Have More Flexibility'

    09/24/2012 3:29:39 AM PDT · by Son House · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 27, 2012 | by 829speedy
    Obama "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility" Medvedev "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir"
  • New Black Panthers to RNC: Our 'Feet Will Be On Your Motherf***ing Necks'

    08/14/2012 5:16:55 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 214 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 14, 2012 | Breitbart.com
    Michelle Williams, New Black Panther Chief of Staff, threatens the upcoming RNC convention.
  • Russia to get stronger nuclear navy, Putin says

    08/01/2012 1:27:20 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 July 2012 | Gleb Bryanski
    (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin oversaw the start of construction of one of Russia's newest generation submarines on Monday and vowed to boost nuclear naval forces to safeguard the country's position as a leading sea power. Warning that its navy would protect top energy producer Russia's interests in the oil-rich Arctic, Putin led the ceremony to begin building the submarine Prince Vladimir, named after the ruler who founded a precursor state to modern Russia. The vessel is the fourth Borei class submarine, designed to carry one of the country's newest and most powerful intercontinental nuclear missiles, the Bulava, or Mace....
  • Obama: "Our Union May Not Be Perfect, But It Is Perfectible"

    07/26/2012 5:03:06 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 76 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-25-012
    <p>"And I confess the progress didn't come quickly, and it did not come easily," President Obama said about his time as a community organizer in Chicago. "Sometimes it didn't come at all. There were times where I thought about giving up and moving on. But what kept me going day in and day out was the same thing that has sustained the Urban League all these years. The same thing that sustains all of you. And that is the belief that in America, change is always possible. That our union may not be perfect, but it is perfectible."</p>
  • "The More Context You Get, The Worse It Sounds" (Great ad using his words against him)

    07/25/2012 9:43:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    "The More Context You Get, The Worse It Sounds"
  • Russia: The Bear and the Bison Streamline the CSTO

    07/16/2012 1:21:36 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 7/12/2012 | Roger McDermott
    Moscow has recently reacted with caution and patience following the announced suspension of Uzbekistan’s membership of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), while leading Russian military officials and experts continue to emphasize that the General Staff regard the risk of military conflict in Central Asia to be growing. In fact, Moscow closely coordinated the resolution to the impasse with Tashkent in the CSTO through its strong defense relations with Minsk, in order to convey a message to Uzbekistan that it either had to cooperate more closely within the body or find a way to leave (RIA Novosti, July 5). Colonel-General...
  • Obama's Plan For World Without Nuclear Weapons—Ours (he must be defeated)

    07/07/2012 1:51:42 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 86 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-7-2012 | Investors Business Daily
    The Obama Record: In pursuit of a world without nuclear weapons, the president finalizes plans to decimate our nuclear deterrent and reduce our warhead count beyond even treaty commitments. (snip) President Obama has decided that indeed we are going to tempt them with weakness. According to an Associated Press report on conversations with current and former administration officials, Obama is finalizing plans, perhaps to be released later this month, to cut the U.S. nuclear arsenal to between 1,000 and 1,100 warheads with the goal "in the longer term, (of) eliminating nuclear weapons."
  • Putin’s July 4th Message

    07/07/2012 4:16:26 AM PDT · by No One Special · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 6, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian strategic nuclear bombers entered the U.S. air defense zone near the Pacific coast on Wednesday and were met by U.S. interceptor jets, defense officials told the Free Beacon. It was the second time Moscow dispatched nuclear-capable bombers into the 200-mile zone surrounding U.S. territory in the past two weeks. An earlier intrusion by two Tu-95 Bear H bombers took place near Alaska as part of arctic war games that a Russian military spokesman said included simulated attacks on “enemy” air defenses and strategic facilities. A defense official said the Pacific coast intrusion came close to the U.S. coast...
  • Obama edges toward decision on plan that could mean large new cuts in nuclear arms

    07/04/2012 9:17:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    AP/Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2012 | AP
    The Obama administration is moving toward decisions that would further cut the number of U.S. nuclear weapons, possibly to between 1,000 and 1,100, reflecting new thinking on the role of nuclear weapons in an age of terror, current and former officials say. The reductions under consideration are in line with President Barack Obama's vision of trimming the nation's nuclear arsenal without harming national security in the short term, and in the longer term, eliminating nuclear weapons.
  • Russia Violates U.S. Airspace--Russian nuclear bombers violated U.S. airspace

    06/28/2012 7:59:06 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 48 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 28, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    Northcom says Russian nuclear bombers violated U.S. airspace during arctic war games The U.S. Northern Command and joint U.S.-Canadian North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command said two Russian bombers violated U.S. airspace near Alaska during recent arctic war games.Disclosure by the command in charge of U.S. homeland defense followed a report in the Free Beacon quoting U.S. officials who said the Russian aircraft had threatened U.S. air space but did not cross into it and were met over the Pacific by U.S. F-15 interceptor jets. “There was a single out-of-area patrol by two Russian
long range bombers which entered the Alaska...
  • US zaps target in high-stakes missile shield test (Successful Iran/Korea missile type Intercept)

    06/27/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 27 Jun 12 | Jim Wolf
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces using a new Raytheon Co interceptor missile downed another missile in space in a high-stakes test of a shield built to thwart growing capabilities of countries like North Korea and Iran. The mission off Hawaii late Tuesday was against a medium-range, separating ballistic missile, the Pentagon agency responsible for it said. The mock warhead split from the target's booster section, presenting what is supposed to be a more realistic attack scenario. "Initial indications are that all components performed as designed resulting in a very accurate intercept," the Missile Defense Agency, or MDA, said in a...
  • China Leads SCO Peace Mission 2012 in Central Asia

    06/26/2012 10:30:11 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 6/26/2012 | Roger McDermott
    The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) security agenda has been boosted in recent years through promoting multilateral counter-terrorist cooperation. One important feature in this counter-terrorist cooperation is the staging of Peace Mission joint military exercises ostensibly designed to test and strengthen the capability of the SCO to respond to terrorist threats among member states requiring some type of joint operation. Skeptics within the SCO, such as Uzbekistan, regard the model and scenario of the Peace Mission exercises to be inconsistent with the official claims concerning the anti-terrorist dimension. Others ask what the nature of a crisis might prove to be that...
  • SLBM Bulava Ready To Enter Service With Russian Navy

    06/26/2012 8:59:54 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 24 replies
    RUS NAVY ^ | 25 June 2012 | Staff
    Technically, ballistic missile system Bulava is ready to be commissioned into Russian Navy, said its commander-in-chief Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov on June 25 at the graduates honoring ceremony held in the Konstantinovsky Palace, St. Petersburg. "At present, we're preparing legal documents required to put the missile in service", said the naval chief. VADM Viktor Chirkov also pointed out that the lead submarine of Project 955 Borei K-535 Yury Dolgoruky would be commissioned before the Russian Navy Day which is to be celebrated on July 29 this year.
  • What is globalization? (must read)

    06/19/2012 6:51:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    China Financial Markets ^ | 06/11/12 | Michael Pettis
    What is globalization? /snip In the article I extended one of the arguments I made in my book, The Volatility Machine, that the globalization process is driven primarily by monetary expansion and the consequent increase in risk appetite. What was new in this piece, because I hadn’t realized it when I wrote my book, is that every period of globalization coincided with a stage of the industrial revolution in which accompanying the expansion in international trade and capital flows is a major technological boom, driven also by monetary expansion. After re-reading the article I thought it might be useful to...
  • Why Russia is standing by Syria's Assad

    06/18/2012 8:24:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 153 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 June 2012
    As the United Nations warns that Syria has descended into civil war, Russia continues to back President Bashar al-Assad in the face of growing international condemnation. Konstantin von Eggert, political commentator for Kommersant FM radio in Moscow, looks at why the Kremlin is steadfastly supporting the beleaguered Syrian government. Foreign policy analysts usually tend to explain Moscow's inflexible stance on Syria by evoking arms sales to Damascus (Bashar al-Assad's regime is said to have placed orders for Russian hardware to the tune of $3.5bn) and the Russian naval station in the Syrian port of Tartous. But this alone does not...
  • Russia's Putin says to push military ties with China

    06/06/2012 2:43:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jun 6, 2012 4:57am EDT | (Reporting by Gleb Bryanski; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Robert Birsel)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he will boost military cooperation with China, including holding more joint exercises, after the United States announced plans to shift most of its warships to the Asia-Pacific by 2020. Putin referred to recent Sino-Russian joint navy exercises in the Yellow Sea as an example of military cooperation which, he said, would go on. "We will continue cooperation also between our military," he told Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Beijing, where he is attending a security summit and meeting his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao. "Recently joint navy exercises were held in the Yellow...
  • Putin to meet Iran's Ahmadinejad in China: Kremlin

    06/04/2012 5:25:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 2, 2012 | AFP
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of a summit in Beijing next week as tensions rise over Tehran's nuclear drive, a Kremlin official said. "Meeting Ahmadinejad will let Putin personally feel the tension around the Iranian issue and how it is perceived in Tehran," Kremlin foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov told reporters last week in comments that were embargoed for release until Sunday. Putin and Ahmadinejad agreed to meet over the phone and the initiative came "from both sides," Ushakov said. The meeting will come as Russia prepares to host the latest...
  • NEW RUSSIAN ICBM IS NO SOLUTION - Missile Defense Briefing

    05/24/2012 12:16:25 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies
    AFPC Missile Defense Briefing Report ^ | 5/23/2012 | Ilan Berman and Richard Harrison, eds.
    NEW RUSSIAN ICBM IS NO SOLUTION Russian plans to upgrade their "Voyevoda R-36M2 Satan" intercontinental ballistic missile began in 2009, but are only now coming to fruition. Russian weapons maker NPO Mashinostroyeniya predicts the creation of a new liquid fueled ICBM will take a decade to design and deploy. And when it does do so, it won't be a panacea for current Kremlin concerns over European missile defenses; Russian experts fear that the missile, as currently designed, won't be capable of piercing the missile defense shield currently under construction by the United States and NATO. (RIA Novosti, May 8, 2012)...
  • Russia tests secret missile after Nato shield launched (paging Colin Powell...)

    05/23/2012 8:01:49 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | May 23, 2012 | Unattributed
    A new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) so secret it has no name yet has been successfully tested in Russia, the defence ministry says. The new weapon is designed to penetrate Nato's European missile defence shield, Russian defence sources told the Interfax news agency. The test came days after Nato said its system had reached "interim operational capability". Nato says its shield is meant to protect members from a missile fired by a rogue state - understood to mean Iran. It plans to increase its capability by deploying further assets in the years ahead. However, Russia says the shield upsets the...
  • Putin Begins to Notice that Putinism Has Stopped Working

    05/22/2012 11:57:38 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 26 replies
    Jamestown Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 5/21/2012 | Pavel K. Baev
    Hardly more than a handful of experts in Moscow paid attention to the G8 summit in Camp-David last week-end, and President Vladimir Putin’s absence accentuated the impression that Russia does not really belong to this exclusive club. The seven leaders had to work hard to find answers to the escalating economic challenges; it is clear that Moscow has nothing to contribute to this joint effort though Russia has been affected by the economic crisis no less profoundly than France or Italy (Kommersant, May 19). Ironically, the only good news around the G8 table, where Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev sat in...
  • What was it? Unknown flying object nearly causes mid-air collision above Denver

    05/19/2012 3:46:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 16 May 2012
    Aviation authorities are scratching their heads over a mysterious flying object in the skies above Colorado that almost caused a mid-air crash. The object was sighted by a commercial jet pilot, who claimed to air traffic controllers that some kind of flying craft got too close for comfort on Monday. In a transmission that appeared on LiveATC.net, the operator of the Cessna Citation 525 CJ1 says: 'A remote controlled aircraft, or what? ... 9News reported the Citation was about 8,000 feet above sea level, or about 2,800 feet above the ground, at the time the pilot reported the seeing the...
  • Russian/U.S. War Games to Begin Shortly in Colorado

    05/15/2012 6:16:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | 14 May 2012 | Raven Clabough
    Russia and the United States will begin their controversial first joint anti-terror military exercises on American soil shortly at Ft. Carson in Colorado. A special unit of Russian paratroopers departed for the United States over the weekend and will be working alongside American land forces as part of the war games. The Russian and U.S. special units will engage in joint gun practice as well as ... The drills are scheduled to end on May 31
  • [Red] China and Russia hold joint large scale naval exercises

    05/12/2012 1:26:07 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 5/11/2012 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    Amid heavy fog and strong winds the Chinese and Russian navies conducted five days of joint live-fire military exercises codenamed “Maritime Cooperation-2012” in the Yellow Sea. The joint exercises, which began on April 21 when a Russian ship formation arrived at Qingdao, Shandong, focused on underwater and airborne threats. During a night drill an “enemy” submarine sent divers to attach a mine to a “friendly” ship’s hull. Depth charges were fired and a team of divers removed the hostile object. Then 11 Chinese warships and the Russian squadron detected a hostile submarine “hiding.” Hostages were also rescued from a ship...
  • Russia Wants Obama Re-Elected

    05/11/2012 5:08:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 11, 2012 | David Meir-Levi
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Russia Wants Obama Re-ElectedPosted By David Meir-Levi On May 11, 2012 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Well, now we know what the “hot mic” incident was all about. The Wall Street Journal’s “Moscow Raises Alarm over Missile-Defense Plan for Europe” (Friday, May 4, 2012), makes the connection.At an international conference on Thursday, May 3, organized at Russia’s initiative, the Russian delegates showed computer-generated images of a hypothetical Russian pre-emptive missile attack on segments of a missile defense shield and early warning system that the US and NATO want to put...
  • [ChiCom Defense Chief] Liang visits Pentagon, Panetta

    05/08/2012 7:25:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    China Daily ^ | 2012-05-08 11:21 | Tan Yingzi
    Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie, in a visit to the Pentagon on Monday, met with United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and called for the two sides to continue to build upon their military ties. After meeting with Panetta, Liang told a news conference that the two sides are committed to continue building a sound, stable and reliable military-to-military relationship through more communication. "Facing the complicated and serious security situation in Asia-Pacific, both of us agree that it is in line with our own interests to strengthen the cooperation between the two militaries in order to protect the peace...
  • Russia threatens to strike NATO missile defense sites

    05/03/2012 12:33:33 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 156 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2012 | Shaun Waterman
    Russia’s most senior military officer said Thursday that Moscow would preemptively strike and destroy U.S.-led NATO missile defense sites in Eastern Europe if talks with Washington about the developing system continue to stall. “A decision to use destructive force preemptively will be taken if the situation worsens,” Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov said at an international missile defense conference in Moscow attended by senior U.S. and NATO officials. The threat comes as talks about the missile defense system, which the U.S. and its allies insist is aimed at Iranian missiles, appear to have stalled. “We have not been...
  • Obama's Dangerous Approach to Missile Defense

    05/03/2012 4:36:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    When Congress returns after recess, the astronomical levels of spending included in President Obama’s budget will face a vicious show down in this election year, which will make the debt ceiling debate look tame. And while our Campaigner in Chief is busy making jokes about eating dogs and claiming credit for the death of Osama bin Laden, President Obama is facing intense scrutiny for his proposed changes to the military which will leave American vulnerable to future terrorist attacks. Last week in my leadership role at the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Ohio, I signed a letter along with...
  • Russian Troops Coming to U.S. for Terror Drills, DoD Confirms

    04/28/2012 2:44:58 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 70 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/27/2012 | Alex Newman
    Russian “Airborne Assault Forces” will be arriving in Colorado this May for joint terror-war exercises with U.S. soldiers, according to U.S. officials and Russian military personnel cited in media reports. The Kremlin’s Defense Ministry and the U.S. Department of Defense both said it would be the first time in history that American and Russian airborne special operations troops would be training together on U.S. soil. Analysts and commentators across the alternative media expressed alarm about the controversial announcement, likening it to a scene out of the movie Red Dawn or the predictions made by the late radio host Bill Cooper....
  • Kamov vs. Mil: prospects for Russian chopper fleet

    04/27/2012 10:13:20 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Voice of Russia ^ | Apr 25, 2012 | Ilya Kramnik
    Kamov vs. Mil: prospects for Russian chopper fleet By the end of this year, Russia’s Far East air base of Chernigovka will be fully reequipped with new Mi-8AMTSh and Ka-52 attack choppers that will replace the obsolete Mi-8s and Mi-24s. Designed as a special forces' support helicopter, the Ka-52 is gradually growing to become the army’s main attack gunship. Plans to launch Ka-52 batch production were announced as early as in 2006. Under the modernization initiative, Ka-52s were to make up only a small portion of the 300 attack helicopters – just several squadrons of 70 to 80 choppers –...
  • China-Russia Yellow Sea naval drills begin (more "New World Order" Russia-ChiCom war games)

    04/22/2012 5:52:41 AM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | April 22, 2012
    BEIJING (AP) — China and Russia launched joint naval exercises Sunday that highlight warming ties between their militaries and growing cooperation in international affairs. [snip] "It's an excellent exchange for China to be able to drill jointly in such sensitive areas," Yin told CCTV. [snip] Much of that cooperation takes place within the confines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a grouping of Central Asian states that seeks to check U.S. influence in the region and began holding joint drills in 2005. Formerly Cold War rivals for leadership of the communist world, China and Russia have since found common ground in...
  • HURT: Obama’s ‘flexibility’ to lie after election

    03/28/2012 10:19:31 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | Charles Hurt
    Turns out he’s not Kenyan after all. He’s KGB. All this time, people were worried that President Obama was born in Africa and that his radical agenda had been crafted by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Saul Alinsky on the streets of Chicago’s South Side. Now we know his real radical hidden agenda is in service of the Kremlin.