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  • There is an Arrest Warrant Out for Jill Stein

    11/26/2016 10:04:55 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 56 replies
    The Nation ^ | 09-09-16 | John Nichols
    Third-party presidential candidates have participated in acts of civil disobedience, risked arrest, been arrested and been jailed with some frequency over the past 150 years. So the fact that Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein faces misdemeanor criminal charges in North Dakota stemming from a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is hardly unprecedented. But it is politically significant. https://www.thenation.com/article/there-is-an-arrest-warrant-out-for-jill-stein/
  • Is Putin About To QUIT? Russian President May Step Down Due To Ill Health, Kremlin Expert Hints

    11/11/2016 8:23:12 AM PST · by Strategy · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 11, 2016 | By Will Stewart
    Vladimir Putin is considering quitting as Russian President, a Kremlin expert has claimed. The 64-year-old may stand down due to 'certain circumstances' that mean he will need to be out of the spotlight next year, it is suggested. Russian political analyst Valery Solovey hinted that Putin, who welcomed the election of Donald Trump as US President, may be forced to step aside due to illness. Mr Solovey, professor at Moscow State Institute of Foreign Affairs, said the president might need to 'avoid publicity in 2017 for several months or will appear very rarely'.
  • Revealed: New book lifts lid on how top Obama adviser David Axelrod was pushed out by civil war....

    09/14/2013 12:55:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 13, 2013 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    •Axelrod wanted campaign manager Jim Messina fired, but he wound up the odd man out himself• Palace intrigue led 'Axe' to refer to Messina and White House messaging chief David Plouffe as 'two strongmen running the Kremlin'• The two men resented Axelrod for getting rich by taking a percentage of the hundreds of millions spent on campaign ads •An aloof Obama stayed out of the way as his inner circle fought a political gladiator game that pushed out Axelrod and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs The man most responsible for getting Barack Obama to the White House – the man who...
  • Hillary's Secret Kremlin Connection Quickly Unraveling

    08/26/2016 1:19:03 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 21 replies
    Observer Politics ^ | August 25, 2016 | John Schneider
    Recent headlines have brought attention to the seedier side of Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state during President Obama’s first term. This scheme, which gives every appearance of being about pay-for-play, solicited donations from foreign big-shots in exchange for access to the boss of American foreign policy. I’ll leave to others to assess the legality of this shady business—for now it’s the national security implications we need to discuss. It’s a big deal when the person who’s possibly our next president—and if polls are accurate, she probably will be—has sold access to foreign bidders before taking the oath of...
  • ‘Guccifer’ And The Kremlin’s 20,000 Hacked Emails———Dropping The Dime On Hillary, Soon

    05/13/2016 4:43:00 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 66 replies
    Contra Corner ^ | 12 May 2016 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    The bad legal news for Hillary Clinton continued to cascade upon her presidential hopes during the past week in what has amounted to a perfect storm of legal misery. Here is what happened. Last week, Mrs. Clinton’s five closest advisors when she was Secretary of State, four of whom remain close to her and have significant positions in her presidential campaign, were interrogated by the FBI. These interrogations were voluntary, not under oath, and done in the presence of the same legal team which represented all five aides. The atmosphere was confrontational, as the purpose of the interrogations is to...
  • Former NSA analyst wants Clinton to explain Kremlin connection

    04/12/2016 6:02:38 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/8/16 | Rudy Takala
    A former analyst for the National Security Agency is calling on Hillary Clinton to explain the emerging details of her campaign chief's connection to the Kremlin. Lobbying forms made public last month indicate that the U.S. branch of the Russian bank Sberbank has retained the Podesta Group, a Washington-based lobbying firm founded by Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, and his brother, Tony, in 1998. John Schindler, a security expert and former counterintelligence officer, notes that the bank's majority stockholder is the Russian Central Bank, which controls more than 30 percent of the country's banking assets.
  • Panama Papers Reveal Clinton’s Kremlin Connection

    04/08/2016 7:42:39 AM PDT · by Smittie · 14 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | 04/07/16 | John R. Schindler
    The revelations of the so-called Panama Papers that are roiling the world’s political and financial elites this week include important facts about Team Clinton. This unprecedented trove of documents purloined from a shady Panama law firm that arranged tax havens, and perhaps money laundering, for the globe’s super-rich includes juicy insights into how Russia’s elite hides its ill-gotten wealth. Almost lost among the many revelations is the fact that Russia’s biggest bank uses The Podesta Group as its lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Though hardly a household name, this firm is well known inside the Beltway, not least because its CEO...
  • Panama Papers Reveal Clinton’s Kremlin Connection

    04/07/2016 11:23:53 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 16 replies
    Observer ^ | 4-7-16
    The revelations of the so-called Panama Papers that are roiling the world’s political and financial elites this week include important facts about Team Clinton. This unprecedented trove of documents purloined from a shady Panama law firm that arranged tax havens, and perhaps money laundering, for the globe’s super-rich includes juicy insights into how Russia’s elite hides its ill-gotten wealth. Almost lost among the many revelations is the fact that Russia’s biggest bank uses The Podesta Group as its lobbyist in Washington, DC. Though hardly a household name, this firm is well known inside the Beltway, not least because its CEO...
  • Fire engulfs Russian defense ministry's building in Moscow (old HQ)

    04/03/2016 10:27:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2016 10:55 AM EDT
    A massive fire raged at a former headquarters of the Russian Defense Ministry in Moscow on Sunday before it was brought under control several hours later. Hundreds of firefighters and several cranes were seen battling the blaze Sunday afternoon after the fire broke out hours earlier. […] The Defense Ministry moved to a new headquarters on the Moskva River in 2014, but still kept the old building near the Kremlin. …
  • Kremlin’s Hand Suspected in Brussels Attacks as Moscow Has Old Links With Islamist Groups

    04/02/2016 7:41:23 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 35 replies
    informnapalm ^ | 3/29/2016 | Falcon Bjorn
    As Belgium and Europe mourned and condemned the senseless terrorism in Brussels, some officials in Moscow seem to be gloating. The first outcome of new terror attacks in the heart of Europe will be a more severe stance on the migrant crisis, a fresh debates over EU border controls, in particular those in the Schengen zone as well as a further rise of ultra-right parties in the EU countries. The extreme right wing politicians have already seized the opportunity to push anti-Muslim sentiment and this discourse divides Europe even more. The atmosphere of fear and division will also worsen social,...
  • Kremlin complains Donald Trump ad demonises Russia

    03/17/2016 5:33:04 AM PDT · by McGruff · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 17, 2016
    The Kremlin has hit out at a video promoting the US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, complaining it demonises Russia’s image. “I saw this clip. I do not know for sure if Vladimir Putin saw it. [But] our attitude is negative,” the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. The video posted to Trump’s Instagram account attempts to cast doubt over the Democratic party frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s ability to deal with Putin and the US’s opponents in general, showing the Russian leader easily throwing an opponent in a judo bout.
  • Russia Today founder with links to Vladimir Putin killed by 'blunt force trauma to head'

    03/10/2016 9:54:29 PM PST · by Paul R. · 54 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 3/11/2016 | Siobhan McFadyen
    A Russian TV scion with strong links to President Vladimir Putin was killed by 'blunt force trauma to the head.' Now speculation is mounting that the Kremlin could have been involved in the death of Mikhail Lesin - the founder of station RT. According to reports Mr Lesin, who is said to have fallen out of favour with Moscow, became closely linked to the FBI and was widely believed to have become an informant.
  • Former FSB officer Accuses Putin for bombing of Russian passenger plane over Sinai

    12/27/2015 3:54:29 AM PST · by se99tp · 30 replies
    New World Standard Critique ^ | December 27th, 2015 | New World Standard Critique
    The motive and details of the operation were outlined in a memorandum compiled by the former FSB spy: ‘In order to accomplish all these aims and to get Western consent to fighting Islamic State (which was, essentially, official support for keeping the Assad regime in power), the Kremlin desperately needed the kind of justification which would generate worldwide attention and full international sympathy and approval for military action.’
  • WHAT To Make of Donald Trump's Soft-on-the-Russians Thing?

    11/20/2015 8:11:20 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 November 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Trump never wanted anything to do with Ukraine -that was the first thing that aroused my suspicions- and I remember him saying 'the Germans should be doing more', but what kind of leverage does Berlin really have in dealing from a position of weakness with the EU crumbling, Islamic invasion underway, and Russia has all the oil/gas and military power?  A bit one-sided once American walks-away. And aren't all NATO members obligated to consolidate/coordinate policy, even re. the Donbas?  The current GOP front-runner has said the trouble is Putin doesn't respect Obama -but he would Trump, of course- so he feels can...
  • Russia angered by Charlie Hebdo cartoons

    11/07/2015 6:18:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/11/15 | Ben Ariel
    The controversial satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is under fire again, this time from Russia, AFP reported Friday. According to the news agency, the Kremlin angrily condemned the magazine for publishing political cartoons on the Metrojet plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula in which 224 people died, most of them Russian tourists. "In our country we can sum this up in a single word, sacrilege," President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. "This has nothing to do with democracy or self-expression. It is sacrilege," he added. The Kremlin spokesman called the cartoons "unacceptable" but said Russia would not make an...
  • Kremlin sets out to extend control over the Russian Internet

    10/07/2015 6:05:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 6:55 AM EDT | Albina Kovalyova
    Galina Timchenko recalls how proud she felt when the Russian news website she edited reached 3 million users per day. When she reported the figures to the website’s owner, he was horrified. “At that moment something snapped inside and I understood that this is the end, because there cannot be such an influential resource that is not controlled by the Kremlin,” Timchenko said. A month later, she was fired and a more Kremlin-friendly editor was brought in to run the website, Lenta.ru. The shakeup at Lenta.ru last year came as the government was pushing through a slew of new laws...
  • Neo-communists in Kremlin. Moscow acts according its ideology, it is non-ideological

    08/21/2015 4:50:14 PM PDT · by se99tp · 4 replies
    CCDReport ^ | August 19th, 2015 | CCDReport
    "The East West conflict continues as long as there is general acceptance of the unspoken but nevertheless operational assumption that the there isn't any underlying ideology of the post Cold War Kremlin and that hardly anybody - even among the Russian ruling elite - believes in anything. This assumption leads to subsequent assumption that Kremlin rulers and their entourage had thereby changed to such an extent that it no longer subscribes to any attributes of communist system."
  • Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' Sends Message to Kremlin 'We Will Not Allow Ourselves to be Taken Easily'

    05/07/2015 10:26:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    President Dalia Grybauskaite holds war games: 'We try to learn from  the Ukrainian and Crimean situation ... we're not fearing anybody' While others like the Czechs, Slovaks, and Hungary act like they're afraid of/corrupted by the Russians, Baltic Lithuania -with a population of just over 3M people- seem to be cut of a bit different cloth, something more akin to Polish defiance to today's nothing-but-bad-news Kremlin... The diminutive NATO country is currently holding 'Little Green Men' war games meant to signify to the Kremlin that Lithuanians will fight -and effectively- in response to any Russian provocation.  Lithuania has a sizable Russian...
  • Putin Ouster, Embassy Recalls

    03/16/2015 11:42:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2015 | John Ransom
    The signs that Russian president Vladimir Putin was toppled in a coup are multiplying. The U.K.’s Daily Mail reported that a key Putin ally believes that while Putin is likely alive that he has been detained by the security services after key Chechen – and Muslim-- allies were implicated in the assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on February 27th. From the Daily Mail:“I think that Putin is neutralised at the moment, but of course, he is alive,” said [Geydar] Dzhemal, seen as a Kremlin loyalist. “He is under the control of the power-wielding agencies, who have, in my opinion,...
  • Vladimir Putin's 'Time of Troubles' (VERY Educational and Informative)

    03/02/2015 6:09:42 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 02 March 2015 | Alexei Bayer
    Supporters of slaughtered Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov march in Moscow yesterday, Sunday 01 March 2015 (twitter) There is no need to discuss whether Vladimir Putin personally gave the order to kill Boris Nemtsov, or whether it was given by someone else in the Kremlin - either to make the boss happy or, conversely, to put yet another stain on his long-besmirched reputation. Or whether Nemtsov was shot by some "patriotic" right-wing ghoul, acting on his own. As deputy head of the Kremlin administration Vyacheslav Volodin declared last October, speaking at the Valdai discussion forum in Sochi: "Russia will endure only...
  • Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

    02/27/2015 3:19:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/27/2015
    Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister, has been shot dead in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry said early on Saturday. Nemtsov, 55, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, had been due to take part on Sunday in the first big opposition protest in months in the Russian capital. He was shot four times late on Friday night, not far from the Kremlin in the centre of Moscow. Police cars blocked the street where he was shot. An ambulance was also nearby. "Nemtsov B.E. died at 2340 hours as a result of four shots in...
  • Russia: Disney-type Characters Preach to Kids re. 'Stupid Americans' and Russian Nuclear Might

    01/06/2015 5:47:03 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    As with other economic one-act shows run by a crackpot, today's Russia finds itself on the financial ropes as the oil price bounces off 6-year lows and it's currency circles-the-drain. And it couldn't happen to a nicer guy than Vladimir Putin. Thus, the Kremlin needs an outside enemy to legitimize a government (living in a Soviet time-warp) that seems to be ruining pretty much everything it touches these days. The collapse in the price of petroleum has pulled-away the curtain and exposed  Oz (Team Putin) as a bunch of economic incompetents who really don't know what to do. Except 'blame the Americans':...
  • Putin’s New Propaganda Invades Upper West Side (But At Least My Kids Speak Russian)

    12/19/2014 5:57:48 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 27 replies
    New York Observer/Opinion ^ | 12/17/14 | Ronn Torossian
    Walking today on the Upper West Side, I noticed recently placed phone booth advertisements on 68th & Broadway that featured a picture of Colin Powell with the tagline: “This is what happens when there is no second opinion. Iraq War: No WMDs, 141,802 civilian deaths. Go to RT.com for the second opinion.” RT.com (formerly Russia Today) has similar ads that feature former President George Bush with the same message. In short, the Kremlin-funded Russian TV station is using street advertising in NYC to influence the American people. Read more at http://observer.com/2014/12/putins-new-propaganda-invades-upper-west-side-but-at-least-my-kids-speak-russian/#ixzz3MOnko4Co
  • Ukrainian Artist Updates WWII 'Pin-up Girl' Poster Art Theme for Today's War with Kremlin...

    11/08/2014 3:27:52 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Russia has now directly invaded Ukraine-  yet underdog Kiev remains spirited in defiance  As the battle in the east rages, a Ukrainian artist -who's conveniently from a country blessed with some of the most beautiful models in the world- has gone to the  tried-and-true method of buoying soldiers' morale, the pin-up girl...  'SEPARATISM is Bad for Your Health'
  • god hates mini-hitlers: tanking oil price a catastrophe for the putin regime

    10/15/2014 7:03:07 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    With oil barely holding on to the $80s, the Kremlin's current leadership faces the same problem they did in the (19)80s: budget revenue half-derived from oil exports, and their backwards, inefficient economy still doesn't produce anything that anybody outside of Mother Russia is willing to spend money on- except perhaps mediocre vodka... And when the self-deluded Russians start babbling about 'greatness' while bullying poor, semi-defenseless countries on the borders of their shabby empire, they tend to get a little caught-up in things... and put the pedal-to-the-medal until they are defeated -i.e. Afghanistan- or simply go-broke, i.e. 1991. Yes, compared...
  • Kremlin Hosts International Meeting of Pro-Family Leaders

    09/16/2014 3:40:22 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 25 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Kremlin Hosts International Meeting of Pro-Family Leaders and It is Accused by The Moscow Times of Throwing a Global Neo-Con Party By Julio Severo  In choosing conservative values and spearheading their defense in the United Nations, Russia represents hope for conservative fighters in a world increasingly corrupted by the Western debauchery of free sex, abortion imposition, comprehensive immoral sex education, population control, homosexual indoctrination via media and schools, participants of a forum agreed in September 10 in Moscow, Russia. Julio Severo and Don Feder in the Kremlin The Large Family and Future of Humanity Forum (LFFH Forum) opened inside the Kremlin, bringing together conservative politicians and activists from 45 countries,...
  • Obama Could Learn a Thing or 2 about Backbone & Moral Clarity from 'Russian Mothers' Anti-War Group

    09/10/2014 6:22:48 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    'Mothers, what are your sons dying for?' A new Russian anti-war movement has just recently come to life, as the reality of what the Kremlin was actually up to in Ukraine has become glaringly apparent, even to blindered Muscovites... And the Committee of Russian Mothers' grasp of the situation far outclasses anything we've seen from the feckless West, who can't even bring themselves to admit the Russians are to blame for MH17, let alone stand-up to neo-Soviet expansionism. The emerging Russian anti-war movement issued a statement over the weekend labeling Putin’s now-obvious aggression against Ukraine a blatant violation of the Russian Constitution and international...
  • Goofy Russian Enemies List Heaps Glorious Hate on Madonna, Schwarzenegger, Geo Clooney, + Scorpions

    09/08/2014 12:53:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    57 names in all... And don't think this stuff doesn't come from the Kremlin- freelance propagandists in the Russian media (that have their nose way-up Putin's patootie) have been doing his bidding for some time now: 1) Andrei Makarevich (Mashyna Vremeni bans) 2) Alexei Navalny (opposition politician) 3) staff of “Echo of Moscow” radio station 4) collective channel: “Rain” 5) collective portal: Lenta.ru 6) Arnold Schwarzenegger (bodybuilder, actor, former California governor) 7) Ruslana (Ukrainian singer) 8) Yuri Shevchuk (DDT) 9) Nikita Dzhigurda (actor) 10) collective group “Okean Elzy” 11) collective group “Liapis Troubetzkoy” 12) Sergei Zverev (singer, stylist) 13) Deacon...
  • Shrill Russian Propaganda, 2014 (gallery)

    09/05/2014 8:49:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Former Reagan Advisor Calls-Out Obama's Abandonment of FORMAL Guarantee or Ukrainian Borders

    09/02/2014 4:23:41 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Dear Mr. President: If your word (and, by extension, that of the United States) means anything, now is the time to prove it. On Sept. 4-5, you will be attending the NATO Summit in Wales. It will offer you a unique opportunity to demonstrate to the many doubters and scoffers around the world that you, personally, and the United States, as a global superpower, still stands behinds it commitments, and its policies still carry weight. Regardless of how tired we all are in meeting military challenges and aggression, we endanger world peace and the future of our children if we...
  • Putin/Cronies Operate Aggressive, Criminal State-w/in-a-State Void of Philosophy, Principle or Shame

    08/29/2014 6:31:08 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    With the Russian invasion of Eastern Ukraine -just like Sarah Palin (and I) warned you about over five years ago- Vladimir Putin and his tight, sinister inner circle have betrayed themselves for what they really are- a (rogue) state within a state. More specifically, the Putin regime is a criminal organization that enjoys the protection of the state in which it resides...  Obsessively consumed by self interests and corrupt by nature, they can't stop what they have started... these are men who lie even when the truth would do them far better service. Alas, one major defeat, step-down, or admission of error...
  • Humor of Latest Bulgarian Fad -Vandalism of Soviet-Era Monuments- Lost on Kremlin

    08/26/2014 9:04:46 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The Russians -well known for their great sense of humor (especially when you're making fun of them)- have loudly complained to the Bulgarian government for not-the-first-time re. the ongoing vandalism offensive against (offensive) USSR-era monuments glorifying the Soviet Red Army, the Bulgarian Red Army, and/or socialism in general that still dot the bleak post- communist landscape of the EU's poorest country. One gets the feeling they might have done a bit better by now economically if not for the damage wrought by 40 years of communist stagnation- they seem to think that too, as evidenced by the Bulgarians' disgust...
  • Russian FSB Has ALL the Dirt on Obama, Kremlin to Out Him as 'Pervert' and 'Sodomite'...

    08/07/2014 3:28:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 64 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    I sure don't like the Russians much, but praise be to anyone who sheds the light of truth on the murky Obama regime... since nobody in our mainstream media nor government seems to give-a-hoot-in-hell when gay associates -some would say lovers-at Obama's former church promptly disappear once he announced his '08 presidential run, or that his wife seems like a bored, embittered beard suffering from low job (or any other) satisfaction... While it's difficult to tell where the guy gets his information, Rev JD Manning of 'Manning Report' fame has put a video out proclaiming that Putin/the Kremlin will expose Obama's secret, homosexual...
  • Pro-Russian Donetsk Rebels Paid In Dollars? By WHOM?

    07/07/2014 3:06:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Interestingly, an AP reporter yesterday spotted a line of rebels at a Donetsk foreign-exchange shop, trading handfuls of US dollars for Ukrainian currency (as the country's legitimate armed forces approach)... Of course they 'refused to talk to reporters', but the AP guy observed that 'their mood appeared black'. Obviously changing their money over to Ukrainian bills speaks volumes on who they expect to be in charge of the Donbas' largest industrial city (Donetsk) a week from now (seeing as how the Ukrainian Army chased them out of Sloviansk and two other SE cities over the weekend).  But who paid them...
  • Report: Kerry says US taped Moscow's calls to spies in Ukraine

    04/29/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 63 replies
    Report: Kerry says US taped Moscow's calls to spies in Ukraine By Rebecca Shabad - 04/29/14 08:25 AM EDT U.S. intelligence officials have recordings proving the Russian government has been directing a network of spies inside eastern Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry said in a closed-door meeting Friday, according to The Daily Beast. “Intel is producing taped conversations of intelligence operatives taking their orders from Moscow and everybody can tell the difference in the accents, in the idioms, in the language. We know exactly who’s giving those orders, we know where they are coming from,” Kerry said in a...
  • US Communists Shill for Russia Over Ukraine

    04/19/2014 7:19:33 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 189 replies
    Trevour Loudon ^ | 04/18/14 | Trevor Loudon
    US Communists Shill for Russia Over Ukraine Submitted by Trevor on April 18, 2014 – 3:08 am EST Brian Becker Two groups have been most actively supporting “there is no such thing as an ex-Chekist,” Vladimir Putin’s naked aggression in the Ukraine. They are Western communists, who hate the West and still see Russia as a force for socialism and anti-Americanism, and some naive Western “conservatives” like commentator Pat Buchanan and actor Steven Segal, who seem to believe that Comrade Putin is a closet Christian bent on defending Western values and saving Europe from the Islamic hordes. These naifs seem...
  • John Boehner, other RINOs, Dems Take Hefty 2014 Donations from Shady Putin Ally

    04/01/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What a shock- a Russian-Ukrainian billionaire who made his initial fortune from dubious stock shares eminating from the breakup of the Soviet Union has been sending big, fat checks this year to establishment Republicans and Democrats who aren't too uppity re. foreign policy.Of course, most billionaire Russians who are part owners of huge Russian mining/energy companies over there are KGB/FSB and/or mafia-connected... just like Putin And London resident Leonard Blavatnik is a typical pro-Putin oligarch, getting rich off looting the Russian state then utilizing that ill-gotten fortune to spread Russian influence around the globe. In this case, Blavatnik made almost 20 BILLION from the Russian oil/mining industries...
  • Kremlin website hit by 'powerful' cyber attack

    03/14/2014 9:11:44 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 14 2014 | Tatyana Ustinova
    Hackers knocked out the Russian presidency's website several times on Friday and brought down the central bank website, the Kremlin press service said. "A powerful cyber attack is under way on the (Kremlin) site," a Kremlin spokeswoman said, adding that the attack was continuing and security experts were trying to prevent further disruptions.
  • Top 10 Kremlin myths & lies used to justify Russian invasion of Ukraine’s Crimea

    03/06/2014 5:11:38 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 42 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | March 5, 2014, 4:04 p.m. | Brian Bonner, Ivan Verstyuk
    <p>The Soviet Kremlin was skilled at dishonesty – from Vladimir Lenin’s “a lie told often enough becomes the truth” to Josef Stalin’s denial of Ukraine’s forced famine that killed millions and Mikhail Gorbachev’s stonewalling about the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster in 1986.</p>
  • Hillary (2010): US Position= Guarantee Ukraine's Territorial Integrity/Inviolability of its Borders

    03/04/2014 7:39:48 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
     I guess that was easy to say when Moscow's toady Viktor Yanukovych was doing just as the Kremlin told him to- she made this hollow promise to him -and all other Ukrainians- at a press conference in Kiev just 3-1/2 years ago...   Other BS laid on them by Lil Ms Whatdifferencedoesitmake:   "We support European Union integration"   "...we... support a relationship with Russia that is in Ukraine’s interest that helps to further what President Obama has called the resetting of relations with Russia."   "Some have tried to force Ukrainians into a choice between aligning your country with Russia or with the...
  • 11 Shocking Revelations From Highest Ranking Soviet Defector – KGB Attacking US

    02/11/2014 7:00:11 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose.com ^ | 2/11/2014 | Rick Wells
    Yesterday “TheBlaze” published an interview with Romanian Lt. Gen Ion Pacepa, a discussion which arose around the publishing of his work, “Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism.” Pacepa is a defector to the United States, but not just any run-of-the-mill defector. He is the highest-ranking Soviet intelligence officer to ever defect. He crossed over back in 1978 and was given political asylum by then President Jimmy Carter. He has made a practice since that time to write in defense of freedom while living his life under threat of assassination, hiding out...
  • Pussy Riot convict 'transferred to Siberia'

    11/05/2013 5:26:58 AM PST · by don-o · 50 replies
    France 24 ^ | November 5, 2013
    AFP - Jailed Pussy Riot band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is on her way to a new penal colony in Siberia, her husband said Tuesday, following fears after two weeks without information about her whereabouts. Tolokonnikova, 23, who alleged major prison abuses in her previous colony in central Russia, is on her way to a new prison colony deep in the Krasnoyarsk region, her husband Pyotr Verzilov wrote on Twitter, saying the information comes from a reliable source. The penal colony number 50 in the town of Nizhny Ingash lies about 300 kilometres (185 miles) from the regional centre Krasnoyarsk, four...
  • Phone chargers/USB sticks given to G20 world leaders by Russian hosts were 'trojan horses

    10/29/2013 3:21:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-29-13 | Hannah Roberts In Rome
    The revelation came after Germany's secret service investigated the devices It warned that they were 'trojan horses' capable of fishing for information Warnings have gone out to every government that received them America’s NSA spy agency has been under fire from around the world for its surveillance activity over the past few months. Now the Russians are facing criticism for some allegedly shady operations, too. It’s claimed that USB drives and phone chargers, given to world leaders at the G20 summit in Russia were 'Trojan horses' capable of sending data back to the Kremlin. David Cameron did not receive one...
  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous “biographies” were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in “socialism.” Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • PRAVDA: Obama Voters = Ignorant Tools: 'Illiterate Society'; 'Communist w/out Question'

    11/26/2012 5:55:15 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This from people that know a thing or two about the pitfalls of socialism... _______________________________________________________________________ In the wake of unlikely GOP defeat, am I the only one that's gone from hating on the lyin', cheatin' progs... to blaming Romney... to the-more-I-think-about-it wanting to go out and wring each-and-every Obama voter's goofy neck personally?  The 60s had the go-getter 'jet set'- guess we've got the tool set: _______________________________________________________________________ Pravda (highlights mine): Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them...  He is a Communist...
  • New broader Russian treason law alarms Putin critics

    11/15/2012 4:03:41 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Nastassia Astrasheuskaya and Steve Gutterman
    * Law extending definition of treason goes into force * Critics say it can be used to stifle dissent * FSB says law needed to deal with foreign intelligence Moscow, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Russia enacted a new treason law on Wednesday, alarming opponents of President Vladimir Putin who fear he will use it to silence critics and - in a reminder of the Soviet past - put at risk almost anyone who associates with foreigners. The law broadens the definition of treason to allow Russians representing international organisations to face the charge, as well as citizens working for foreign...
  • Pakistan leader visits Russia after bin Laden death

    05/11/2011 6:21:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | May 11, 2011
    AFP - Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was expected in Moscow on Wednesday for talks with Russian leaders on his first major foreign visit since the killing of Osama bin Laden by US forces. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will host Zardari for talks on Thursday at the Kremlin where officials from the two countries were also expected to sign agreements on cooperation in agriculture, aviation and energy, a spokesman for the Pakistan Embassy in Moscow told AFP. "Economics will be the focus of the visit," said the spokesman, Raja Abdul Qayyum. The three-day visit to Russia will be Zardari's first...
  • Chess Champ Garry Kasparov: ‘They Were Trying to Break My Leg’

    08/17/2012 5:32:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/17/2012 | Eli Lake
    When chess grand champion and Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov showed up Friday at the sentencing of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, he didn’t expect to spend the next five hours in the custody of the Moscow police, recovering from a severe beating. Now, he says, after being punched in the genitals, thrown in a van and beaten by several police, Kasparov says the police have accused him of biting one of them—an allegation he denies. “They act like animals and they accuse me of biting them,” Kasparov told the Daily Beast in his first interview since being arrested. “Can...
  • Crash of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 During Sales Presentation a Harsh Blow to Kremlin's Export Aspirations

    05/09/2012 9:20:43 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 38 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 9, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Just what they didn't need... Sukhoi SuperJet 100 After $1.4B in development, successful presentation/flights at the 2011 Farnborough Air show, and even Russian domestic commercial service, the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 seemed to be moving along towards attaining the respect and cash-generating exports Putin was looking for when the Kremlin orchestrated Sukhoi's collaboration with Italy's Finmeccanica and other foreign suppliers (including Boeing). The $32M plane features a number of firsts for a Russian commercial airliner, such as fly-by-wire technology and even a stunning Pininfarina-designed business-class. Putin, Medvedev, and Berlusconi tour the SuperJet's cabin Yet earlier today a new SuperJet 100 with 50 passengers aboard...
  • Are There or Aren’t there Russian Troops in Syria?

    03/20/2012 9:19:04 PM PDT · by U-238 · 21 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | 3/20/2012 | Defense Tech
    Well, things in Syria are getting a bit more complicated. Weeks after the news that special operators from NATO countries may be inside Syria advising the rebels, comes the news that Russia has dispatched counterterrorism troops to the embattled nation. Now, some news reports say the Russian’s claim they’ve just sent a Navy tanker to support anti-piracy operations in Middle Eastern waters and that any troops aboard that ship are simply there to protect the tanker’s civilian crew and that there are no Russian counterterror troop in Syria. Now, the ship is docked in the Syrian port of Tartus on...