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  • Mikhail Khodorkovsky Is Putins Most Powerful Enemy (in Exile)

    03/18/2016 6:52:17 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 3/18/16 | Anna Nemstova
    LONDON On a recent afternoon the Open Russia Foundation, which basically represents the brains and money behind the Russian opposition, held an event at its headquarters on Hanover Square in London. And the predictions for Russias future seemed to grow darker by the minute. Two Russian scientists, Yelena Lukyanova from Moscows Higher School of Economics and Dr. Vladimir Pastukhov from Oxfords St. Antonys College exchanged speculative arguments about the chance Russia could one day fall apart. How much longer will President Vladimir Putin hold on? Participants wondered. And what will become of Russia after hes gone? On the back...
  • Breedlove tells Congress US must rebuild forces in Europe to confront newly aggressive Russia

    02/25/2016 4:17:55 PM PST · by a_Turk · 50 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 25, 2016 | John Vandiver
    The U.S. military must rebuild in Europe to face a more aggressive Russia, whose advanced submarines, weapons systems and geographic advantage have the U.S. “playing zone defense,” the top U.S. commander in Europe said Thursday. “We have about 20 years of a different paradigm to correct,” Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander of U.S. European Command, said during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee. Breedlove, who has led EUCOM during the command’s biggest transformation in a generation, said he did not foresee a need to return to a Cold War-style military posture. But the era of trying to make a partner...
  • STATEMENT BY SASC CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN ON BOMBING OF SCHOOLS & HOSPITALS IN SYRIA

    02/16/2016 1:39:08 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 34 replies
    mccain.senate.gov ^ | Feb 16 2016 | Senator John McCain
    Feb 16 2016 STATEMENT BY SASC CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN ON BOMBING OF SCHOOLS & HOSPITALS IN SYRIA Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the recent airstrikes on schools and hospitals in Syria: “The intensification of Russian airstrikes in Syria over the past two days, including the bombing of schools and hospitals, is tragically unsurprising. After all, none of it violates the recent agreement for a cessation of hostilities, which permits Russian forces and its proxies to continue fighting for another week. As expected, our adversaries in...
  • Russia May Soon Ink Free Trade Pact With Israel

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

    02/10/2016 12:48:56 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 5 replies
    hurriyetdailynews.com ^ | February/10/2016 | Agence France-Presse
    Syrian Kurds open Moscow representation MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse Participants pose for a picture during a ceremony opening a representative office of Kurdish groups in Syria, in Moscow, Russia, February 10, 2016. REUTERS Photo Kurdish groups in Syria on Feb. 10 opened a representation in Moscow amid a push by the Kremlin to have them included in Syria peace talks despite Turkey’s objections. “This is a historical moment for the Kurdish people,” Merab Shamoyev, chairman of the International Union of Kurdish Public Associations, said at the opening ceremony for the office in an industrial neighborhood in southeast Moscow. “Russia is...
  • ‘Vladimir’ tanks in battle for Aleppo (Russian T-90)

    02/10/2016 5:00:39 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 35 replies
    GAZETA.RU ^ | 10 February 2016 | YEKATERINA ZGIROVSKAYA, PAVEL KOTLYAR, GAZETA.RU
    The T-90 tank, among the newest pieces of military hardware to enter into service with the Russian armed forces, is having a baptism by fire on battlefields in Syria. Turkish and Iranian media first reported the presence of Russian T-90 ‘Vladimir’ tanks in Syria, after which sources in the Russian Defence Ministry confirmed their presence. Turkish pro-government newspaper Yeni Şafak cited a local commander called Mahmut Hasan as saying that they “had been attacked by more than 80 T-72 and T-90 tanks.” Syrian government troops are reported to have recaptured the towns of Nubul and al-Zahraa to the north of...
  • Erdogan warns Russia will 'face consequences' after airspace violation

    01/31/2016 12:23:27 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 24 replies
    AFP / Yahoooo ^ | 14 hours ago | AFP
    Ankara (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned Russia it will "face consequences" after Ankara accused Moscow of a new violation of its airspace.
  • Turkey says another Russian jet violated Turkey's airspace

    01/30/2016 9:20:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:12 PM EST | Suzan Fraser
    Turkey said Saturday that a Russian warplane has again violated its airspace despite several warnings - two months after Turkey's military shot down a Russian jet for crossing over its territory. The past incident seriously strained the previously close ties between the two countries, damaging a strong economic partnership. A Foreign Ministry statement on Saturday said that a Russian SU-34 crossed into Turkish airspace on Friday, ignoring several warnings that were delivered both in Russian and in English by Turkish radar units. It said Ankara summoned the Russian ambassador to the ministry Friday evening to "strongly protest" the violation. The...
  • Alexander Litvinenko Was Killed ‘for Calling Putin a Pedophile’

    01/22/2016 4:35:15 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 24 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 21, 2016 | Nico Hines
    Russia's president destroyed video of himself having sex with children, an ex-KGB spy claimed. Now a British inquiry has found that the Kremlin leader 'probably approved' assassinating him for it. LONDON - A prominent Russian dissident was assassinated in London with a deadly dose of radioactive poison because he had claimed that Vladimir Putin was a pedophile, according to an independent British inquiry. The hit was "probably" carried out on the personal orders of the Russian president. The allegation—that Putin had used his position as head of the Russian intelligence service to destroy video evidence of himself having sex with...
  • UK judge says Putin 'probably approved' poisoning of ex-Russian spy

    01/21/2016 5:11:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 21, 2016
    Russian President Vladimir Putin "probably approved" the killing of a former Russian spy ten years ago, a report by a British judge concluded Thursday. Judge Robert Owen said Thursday that he is certain Alexander Litvinenko was given tea laced with a fatal dose of polonium-210 at a London hotel in November 2006. He died three weeks later of acute radiation syndrome. Owen said there was a "strong probability" that Russia's FSB security service, the successor agency to the notorious KGB, directed the killing. In his 326-page report, Owen also said that based on the evidence he had seen, the operation...
  • Russian Servicemen at Hmeimim Airbase in Syria's Latakia Marked Feast of Baptism of Christ

    01/20/2016 6:34:46 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Interfax ^ | 1/19/16
    Latakia, January 19, Interfax - Russian servicemen deployed at the Hmeimim airbase in Syria's Latakia celebrated the Feast of the Baptism of Christ, one of the oldest Orthodox holidays, overnight into Tuesday. "Today, the entire group will take part in the Epiphany blessing of the waters because for a person wearing army shoulder boards, especially not on Russian soil, faith is not an idle word. The Feast of the Baptism of Christ has always been celebrated very warmly," Armed Forces Priest Ilya has said. An ordinary army tent is housing the Russian airbase's field church, where the blessing of the...
  • Putin vs. Obama

    01/18/2016 10:00:50 AM PST · by Yollopoliuhqui · 5 replies
    The Real History Channel ^ | Recent | Alda DiPescale
    Hilarious comparison between ballsy Putin and Wimpy Obama.
  • Russia accused of clandestine funding of European parties as US conducts major review

    01/17/2016 4:16:43 PM PST · by annalex · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Jan 2016 | Peter Foster and Matthew Holehouse
    American intelligence agencies are to conduct a major investigation into how the Kremlin is infiltrating political parties in Europe, it can be revealed. James Clapper, the US Director of National Intelligence, has been instructed by the US Congress to conduct a major review into Russian clandestine funding of European parties over the last decade [...] Officials declined to say which parties could come into the probe but it is thought likely to include far-right groups including Jobbik in Hungary, Golden Dawn in Greece, the Northern League in Italy and France's Front National which received a 9m euro (6.9m pound) loan...
  • Trump Gives 'Amazing' NoKo 'Maniac' Kim Jong Un 'Credit' for Strong Leadership

    01/10/2016 4:17:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 124 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 10, 2016 | Rick Moran
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives a New Year's address for 2016 in this undated photo. In the nationally televised address, Kim pledged to seek improved relations with South Korea and boost his country's economy. (Kyodo) ==KyodoFirst, candidate Trump carried on a long-distance bromance with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, calling him "a strong leader" and saying it was a "great honor" to have Putin compliment him.Now Trump has expressed admiration for an even loonier goon: North Korea's boy tyrant Kim Jong Un. Speaking at a rally in Ottumwa, IA, Trump veritably gushed about the leadership qualities of Kim.The Hill:...
  • The Israelis have spoken - Putin is their person of the year for 2015

    01/01/2016 8:57:45 AM PST · by Zenjitsuman · 164 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/1/2016 | Gil Hoffman
    <p>Putin is Israelis’ person of the year, according to a Panels Research poll taken for The Jerusalem Post and its Hebrew sister publication Ma’ariv Sof Hashavua.</p>
  • What Russia's been doing in Ukraine since you stopped paying attention

    01/01/2016 1:21:39 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 78 replies
    THEWEEK.COM ^ | 31 Dec 15 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    It didn't take long for western media to lose focus. After Russia began its military campaign to prop up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the world largely stopped paying attention to Ukraine. It shouldn't have. Over the last few months, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been busy trying to deepen the quagmire he created in Eastern Europe. A United Nations' report released in November detailed the degree to which his proxy war in Ukraine has turned the country into Russia's killing field. More than 9,000 people have died since the spring of 2014 after Russia-backed rebels began fighting Kiev for independence,...
  • Russia propaganda machine gains on U.S.

    12/28/2015 12:21:50 PM PST · by familyop · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 27, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    American lawmakers push bill to counter Putin message Russia has reorganized and intensified its international propaganda machine so effectively over the past decade that some Western lawmakers and diplomats say Washington now is badly losing a global messaging war to the increasingly modernized blitz of anti-U.S. content from Moscow-backed news operations. Leaders in the House and Senate have not put their full weight behind the Royce-Engel legislation, although it moved swiftly through the committee in May.
  • Fox News Poll: Trump jumps, Cruz climbs, Carson sinks in GOP race (Trump 39%, Cruz 18%)

    12/18/2015 3:05:11 PM PST · by Red Steel · 233 replies
    Fox ^ | Dana Blanton
    Donald Trump, a candidate even Republicans once considered a side show, increases his lead yet again in the nomination race, according to the latest Fox News national poll. The poll also finds Ted Cruz ticking up, Marco Rubio slipping, and Ben Carson dropping. Trump hits a high of 39 percent among Republican primary voters, up from 28 percent a month ago. The increase comes mainly from men, white evangelical Christians, and voters without a college degree -- and at the expense of Carson. ... The favorites among white evangelical Christians are Trump (39 percent), Cruz (26 percent) and Carson (12...
  • UKRAINE: The Polish Deputy has collected 153 pages of facts of war crimes of Russia in the Donbass

    The Deputy of the lower chamber of the Polish Parliament — małgorzata Gosiewska published a report on "Russian war crimes in Eastern Ukraine in 2014." As reported by "Polish radio," the document, which the Deputy of the party "Law and Justice" prepared with the support of volunteers, described the actions of the Russian soldiers and Pro-Russian militants in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. In addition, the text refers to several events that took place in Crimea and in Russia, where were taken prisoners. The basis of the document laid more than 60 interviews that Polish experts held prisoners. In the...
  • Trump Change: Trump Treads Water This Week

    12/18/2015 9:56:33 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 24 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Dec. 18, 2015 | Rasmussen Reports
    Confidence that Donald Trump will be next year’s Republican presidential candidate is down slightly following the last GOP pre-primary debate of the year. The latest Rasmussen Reports weekly Trump Change survey finds that 66% of Likely Republican Voters still believe Trump will end up as their party’s 2016 nominee, with 27% who say it’s Very Likely. But that’s down from 70% and 31% respectively last week. Unchanged from a week ago are the 27% who say he is unlikely to be nominated, but that includes only 10% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click...
  • Ukraine Says It Won't Repay Russian Debt Due by Weekend

    12/18/2015 5:11:52 AM PST · by McGruff · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 18, 2015
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Friday that his country won't repay a $3 billion debt owed to Russia by this weekend after Moscow's refusal to accept repayment terms already offered to other international creditors. The "moratorium" on outstanding debt repayments to Russia effectively means that Ukraine is defaulting on a $3 billion debt due Sunday and could jeopardize crucial loans that Ukraine has been receiving from a $17.5 billion bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund.
  • TRUMP: Vladimir Putin's praise is 'a great honor'

    12/17/2015 4:37:14 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 17, 2015 | By Maxwell Tani
    Republican US presidential front-runner Donald Trump is apparently "honored" that Russian President Vladimir Putin considers the real-estate magnate a "flamboyant" and "very talented" man. "It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond," Trump said in a statement, according to Politico. He continued: "I have always felt that Russia and the United States should be able to work well with each other towards defeating terrorism and restoring world peace, not to mention trade and all of the other benefits derived from mutual respect." (full article at...
  • Putin's Popularity, Explained (Putin, Russians are Conservatives)

    12/17/2015 3:07:40 PM PST · by marvel5 · 49 replies
    The Interpreter ^ | December 14, 2015 | Matthew dal Santo
    The main point is, however, that Russia's 'conservative turn' since Putin's return to the Kremlin in March 2012 — widely deplored in the West as a creeping authoritarianism with roots only in the wiles of Putin's mind — may be closer to the world view of Russia's conservative and patriotic majority than most Western governments would care to admit. In foreign and economic policy, Russia's post-Soviet government may never have cleaved as close to the views of the majority as it does now. That's the view of Igor Okunev, a vice-dean at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, whom...
  • 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...
  • Russia doubles power supplies to Crimea with second line launch

    12/15/2015 7:16:16 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 15, 2015 | Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin
    Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw on Tuesday the launch of the second line of Russia's power link to Crimea which will allow to double Russian power supplies to the peninsula to 400 megawatts. Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014, was plunged into darkness around three weeks ago after electricity pylons in southern Ukraine that carry the four lines that supply Crimea with the bulk of its power were blown up by unidentified people.
  • Russian destroyer fires warning shots at Turkish fishing boat on collision course in Aegean

    12/13/2015 8:09:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    RT ^ | 13 Dec, 2015 12:29
    A Russian destroyer had to open warning fire as a Turkish fishing vessel sailed on a collision course towards them and didn't respond to calls from the warship, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. Following the incident, the Russian Defense Ministry warned the Turkish military attaché about "the possible harmful consequences of the reckless actions by Ankara against the Russian military contingent, involved in tackling international terrorism in Syria." "Deep concerns were voiced over another provocative action by the Turkish side against the Russian patrol ship Smetlivy in the Aegean Sea, which forced them to open warning fire...in order to avoid...
  • Syria Gets a Major Boost With Russian T-90 TOW Killer Tanks

    12/12/2015 6:14:38 AM PST · by PIF · 29 replies
    liveLeak ^ | Dec 12, 2015 | unknown
    Defenses on these machines can counter US-made TOW missiles The Fourth Division of the Syrian army has been equipped with at least 6 modern T-90MS Tagil tanks, provided by the Russian Federation. Their function is to help the Syrian Arab Army advance in the southern province of Aleppo. ... The T-90MS and its outstanding capability to destroy incoming TOW and M79 missiles appears to be perfect for a theater of war like the one in Syria. In 4 and a half years of conflict, more than 9,000 BGM-71E3B TOW and M79 anti-tank systems have been introduced in the country. Their...
  • Vladimir Putin's holy war

    12/11/2015 5:11:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 10 Dec 2015 | Robert Wargas
    Vladimir Putin's holy war by Robert Wargas posted Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 Some traditionalist websites praise Putin as the chief enemy of a Satanic new world order In St Petersburg, Vladimir Putin's home town, there is a bust depicting him as a Roman emperor. More revealing, however, are the icons which, apparently seriously, depict the Russian president as a saint. The Russian Orthodox Church sometimes treats him like one. Russian documentaries extol Putin as the man who resuscitated Russian spirituality. Kirill I, Patriarch of Moscow and head of the Russian Orthodox Church, has described his leadership as a"miracle from God"....
  • Patriarch: Catholics and Russian Orthodox uphold ‘the same Gospel values’

    12/10/2015 1:52:11 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 41 replies
    catholicculture.org ^ | December 04, 2015 | Catholic World News
    Catholic World News Patriarch: Catholics and Russian Orthodox uphold ‘the same Gospel values’ December 04, 2015 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church met with two Catholic priests on December 2 and expressed appreciation for the work of the Catholic Church in Italy. Patriarch Kirill told the prior and administrator of Basilica of St. Nicholas in Bari that “Bari is a sacred place for Orthodox Christians like Mount Athos or holy sites in Palestine” and that “theologians discussing theological issues sitting at the table is one thing, but people contacting our brothers in the West, moreover at the holy site,...
  • Syrian man rails against Putin after airstrike on Aleppo bakery – video

    12/10/2015 1:44:12 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 12 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Thursday 10 December 2015 10.19 EST | Reuters
    Syrian man rails against Putin after airstrike on Aleppo bakery – video A bakery in the Syrian town of Aleppo is heavily damaged by aerial bombing on Wednesday. In footage from local media that has been verified by Reuters, a man holds up bread, and asks why a bakery was targeted. He blames Russian president Vladimir Putin, who agreed in September to begin airstrikes in support of Bashar al-Assad’s army
  • Putin’s War of Words with Turkey Escalates to Nukes and Ethnic Cleansing

    12/10/2015 1:01:25 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 24 replies
    FT.Com ^ | 10 hours ago | By Rob Garver
    While there has been no further military engagement between Russia and Turkey since a Russian bomber was shot down by the Turkish Air Force last month, the war of words in the most volatile region of the Middle East continues to escalate. In a roundtable interview with reporters on Wednesday, a senior Turkish official accused Russia of conducting an “ethnic cleansing” campaign in the northern part of Syria. At the same time, Russian President Vladimir Putin was reminding the world in general, and Turkey in particular, that not only is Russia a nuclear power, but that the Kremlin has nuclear-capable...
  • ISIS is controlled by Russia

    12/08/2015 12:32:28 PM PST · by se99tp · 31 replies
    New World Standard Critique ^ | 12/08/2015 | New World Standard Critique
    ISIS is being controlled by Russian secret services says Hon. Ahmed Zakayev, Chairman of Government of Chechnya on Exile. Zakayev received asylum in Britain after escaping Putin's regime revenge.
  • Turks fling 'dung' at President Erdogan, mull life without Russian gas

    12/07/2015 12:24:38 AM PST · by Califreak · 9 replies
    Russia Today ^ | Published time: 6 December, 201512/6/2015 | unnamed© Umit Bektas / Reuters
    The Turkish opposition has given the country's leader a cold shower, telling President Erdogan to heat his palace with dung instead of gas after he stated that Turkish people are used to suffering and can do without Russian supplies.
  • Obama warns Putin on intervening in Syria's civil war

    12/01/2015 1:54:07 PM PST · by Free America52 · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/01*2015 | Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama warned his Russian counterpart Tuesday against intervening in Syria's civil war, suggesting that Vladimir Putin is aware of the dangers his country faces by entering the bloody conflict. "I think Mr. Putin understands that ... with Afghanistan fresh in the memory, for him to simply get bogged down in an inconclusive and paralyzing civil conflict is not the outcome that he's looking for," Obama said at a news conference in Paris.
  • Russia hits back at Turkey by changing Syria 'game'

    11/29/2015 10:04:41 PM PST · by Mariner · 69 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | November 29th, 2015 | Zeina Khodr
    Russia is striking back after a "stab in the back by an accomplice to terrorists" by changing the "game" in Syria. Moscow's retaliation is not just about severing economic and diplomatic ties. It is pursuing a policy that could tie Turkey's hands in Syria. Ankara never received international backing for a safe zone across its border, but Russia has now ruled that out. The deployment of S-400 anti-air missiles means Russia has effectively imposed a no-fly zone over Syria. And now, Moscow seems to be moving closer to a group that has been the US-led coalition's main ground force in...
  • Since Obama can’t handle ISIS, what say we outsource the job to the mafia?

    11/29/2015 3:47:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    <p>Gambino, a prolific author of mob history and a scion of the family that saw the rise of the likes of John Gotti and Paul Castellano, said the nature of the mob made it fundamentally better equipped than traditional law enforcement to handle a threat like ISIS.</p>
  • Kremlin says Putin 'fully mobilized' to tackle threat from Turkey

    11/28/2015 9:15:23 AM PST · by McGruff · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 28, 2015 | Andrew Osborn and Polina Devitt
    President Vladimir Putin is fully mobilized to tackle what the Kremlin regards as an unprecedented threat from Turkey following the shooting down of one of its warplanes by a Turkish F-16, the Russian leader's spokesman said on Saturday. In comments which underscore how angry the Kremlin still is over the incident, Dmitry Peskov, Putin's spokesman, called the behavior of the Turkish air force "absolute madness" and said Ankara's subsequent handling of the crisis had reminded him of the "theater of the absurd." "Nobody has the right to traitorously shoot down a Russian plane from behind," Peskov told Russia's "News on...
  • Turkey releases audio of 'warning' to downed Russia jet

    11/26/2015 5:08:24 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 103 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 hours ago, 2015-11-26 | BBC
    The Turkish military has released an audio recording of what it says were warnings to a Russian warplane before it was shot down on the Syrian border. "Change your heading south immediately," a voice says in English. Turkey said it had tried to rescue the SU-24 bomber's two pilots.
  • Russia to send S-400 air defense system to Syria after jet shot down: agencies

    11/26/2015 3:41:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 25, 2015 | Maria Kiselyova
    World | Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:57am EST Related: WORLD Russia to send S-400 air defense system to Syria after jet shot down: agencies MOSCOW Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday Russia would send its advanced S-400 air defense system to its air base in Syria's Latakia province a day after Turkey shot down one of its jets, Russian news agencies quoted him as saying.
  • Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, closes airspace

    11/25/2015 2:30:07 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 41 replies
    Yahoo News AP ^ | November 25, 2015 | NATALIYA VASILYEVA
    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas, hoping to rely on supplies from other countries, and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbor.Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 and its support for separatist rebels in the east has brought relations between the two countries to a post-Soviet low. Ukraine has since been trying to cut its dependence on Russian gas. Russia's state-controlled gas company, Gazprom, said Wednesday that it stopped sending gas to Ukraine on Wednesday morning and will supply no more because Ukraine has not paid in...
  • BREAKING: Russia Turns Its Back On Turkey! Pulls Out BILLIONS In Funding After Plane Shot Down!

    11/25/2015 2:10:12 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 108 replies
    Yes Im Right ^ | 11-25-2015 | Blair Patterson
    Shoot down a Russian plane, Putin says, “I’m done with you!”
  • Turkey could cut off Islamic State’s supply lines. So why doesn’t it? (ISIS are allies)

    11/25/2015 6:28:57 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 25 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Thursday 19 November 2015 12.04 EST | David Graeber
    Turkey could cut off Islamic State’s supply lines. So why doesn’t it? David Graeber Last modified on Thursday 19 November 2015 12.04 EST Western leaders could destroy Islamic State by calling on Erdoğan to end his attacks on Kurdish forces in Syria and Turkey and allow them to fight Isis on the ground How could Isis be eliminated? In the region, everyone knows. All it would really take would be to unleash the largely Kurdish forces of the YPG (Democratic Union party) in Syria, and PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ party) guerillas in Iraq and Turkey. These are, currently, the main forces...
  • Putin sends air defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

    11/25/2015 5:55:53 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 89 replies
    Yahoo News AP ^ | November 25, 2015 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered state-of-the art air defense missile systems to be deployed at a Russian air base in Syria following the downing of one of its warplanes by Turkey, a move that raised the threat of a military confrontation between the NATO member and Moscow.The S-400 missile systems will be sent to the Hemeimeem air base in Syria's coastal province of Latakia, located about 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of the border with Turkey. The systems are capable of targeting Turkish jets with deadly precision. If Russia shot down a Turkish plane, NATO would be required to...
  • Savage explains why Obama really hates Putin [gay rights]

    11/24/2015 8:51:36 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 60 replies
    WND ^ | 8/8/2014 | KATHY SHAIDLE
    Michael Savage rarely welcomes guests on his show, but this week, he brought on respected expert on Russia to try to explain Obama’s motivations for provoking Vladimir Putin. Dr. Stephen Cohen is a columnist for the liberal magazine The Nation. He told Savage that even though he voted for Obama twice, he is now deeply concerned about the president’s increasingly bellicose attitude towards Russia. “What began as the Ukrainian civil war became a proxy war,” said Cohen. “Now that proxy war could become an actual war between the United States and Russia” (Free audio). Dr. Savage believes he knows the...
  • Putin Visits Tehran for Syria Talks (Meets with Ayatollah Khamenei)

    11/23/2015 7:31:30 AM PST · by xzins · 78 replies
    VOA ^ | 23 Nov 15 | VOA
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Tehran for talks with Iranian leaders about the crisis in Syria. On his first trip to Iran in eight years, Putin met with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday, as Russia nears a third month of military engagement in the conflict. The discussions come on a sidelines of a one-day trip to Iran for a summit of gas-exporting countries. Tehran and Moscow have supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the ongoing civil war that has crippled the country since 2011 and killed over 250,000 people. The violence has displaced millions more. On...
  • Ukraine's Muslim Tartars blew up power lines to Russia's Crimea

    11/23/2015 7:01:47 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 19 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 11/23/2015 | Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets
    Pro-Ukraine activists block repair of sabotaged power lines to Crimea . Reuters By Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets 1 hour ago KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Ukrainian activists prevented repairs to sabotaged power lines leading to Crimea on Monday, keeping the Russian-annexed peninsula starved of electricity for a second day and tensions between Moscow and Kiev high. Ethnic Tatars and members of Ukrainian nationalist battalions largely blocked access for engineers to four pylons in Kherson, a region of the Ukrainian mainland controlled by Kiev, which unknown attackers blew up over the weekend "Teams are ready to fix the consequences of the blasts...
  • In Dresden, Russian flags of protest against Islam and Merkel

    11/23/2015 7:05:03 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 27 replies
    dw.com ^ | 22.11.2015 | Roman Goncharenko / kms
    In Dresden, Russian flags of protest against Islam and Merkel Whether with Russian flags, T-shirts or calls of help to President Vladimir Putin, the anti-Islam PEGIDA movement in Dresden is not just xenophobic - it's also friendly toward Russia. But to what extent? DW takes a look. The square in front of Dresden's famous opera house - the Semperoper - was full. Three day after the terrorist attacks in Paris, the regular Monday event saw 10,000 people come to protest the German government's refugee policies. That's a few more thousand that the week before, but only half as many as...
  • Russian airstrikes destroy 472 terrorist targets in Syria in 48 hours, 1,000 oil tankers in 5 days

    11/23/2015 4:27:41 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 60 replies
    RT ^ | 11-23-2015 | RT
    Russian airstrikes have torched more than 1,000 tankers taking stolen crude oil to Islamic State refineries. This blow against the jihadists comes as the Russian Air Force has hit 472 terrorist targets in two days in Syria, making 141 sorties. All Russian aircraft have successfully returned to the Khmeimim airbase near Latakia, Major General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, said in a daily briefing.
  • VIDEOS: Russia hits multiple "terrorist fuel-tankers" in Syria and ISIS oil refueling plant

    11/18/2015 9:11:50 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 32 replies
    https://twitter.com/JulianRoepcke ^ | 1/18/2015 | Julian Röpcke
    Published on Nov 18, 2015 Airstrike against an ISIS oil refueling plant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EIwy2RoQo4 and Published on Nov 18, 2015 Elimination of tanker vehicle columns, which were transporting oil products in the interests of terrorist armed groups Julian Ropcke ‏@JulianRoepcke 20m20 minutes ago Where the heck do you find #hundreds of fuel tankers in the Syrian desert?ISIS logistics?! Looks quite real though!
  • VIDEO: Russian bombs rain down on Syria (Lots of rain, lots of boom)

    11/18/2015 12:13:47 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 9 replies
    Conflict News ^ | 11/18/2015 | Conflict News
    Conflict News ‏@Conflicts 39m39 minutes ago VIDEO: Bombs rain down on Latakia #Syria VIDEO: Bombs rain down on Latakia #Syria pic.twitter.com/TaJpdQ9zKe— Conflict News (@Conflicts) November 18, 2015