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  • Italian police arrest 6 in raids against suspected members of radical leftist group

    06/11/2009 6:32:43 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 9 replies · 2,229+ views
    By Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2009 | By Associated Press
    ROME (AP) — Italian police arrested six people Thursday in raids on a group of suspected radical leftists who were allegedly planning a terror attack, authorities said.
  • To Moscow, L'Aquila and even onto Accra

    07/12/2009 12:56:42 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 1 replies · 304+ views
    Times of Malta ^ | July 11, 2009 | Editors
    Nobody watching President Barack Obama talking to President Dmitry Medvedev to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and addressing a university audience could have failed to notice that Moscow was not a pre-Presidential election Berlin audience. The first was courteous, the second displayed no emotion and the third was cool. No chemistry there; added to which his visit was overshadowed by Michael Jackson's funeral. The main achievement was a missile deal that favoured Moscow, which did not go down well with his political opponents at home and has yet to receive the Senate's fiat. But there was also agreement reached to allow...
  • Why the Hell Are We Standing Down? Story of Obama’s response to Putin’s attack on election

    05/01/2019 2:47:49 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 25 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 9, 2018 Yes 2018. For those in Rio Linda that is just over one year agao. | David Corn and Michael Isikoff
    Then Brennan turned to an even more sensitive issue: Russia’s interference in the American election. Brennan now was aware that at least a year earlier Russian hackers had begun their cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee. We know you’re doing this, Brennan said to the Russian. He pointed out that Americans would be enraged to find out Moscow was seeking to subvert the election and that such an operation could backfire. Brennan warned Bortnikov that if Russia continued this information warfare, there would be a price to pay. He did not specify the consequences. This was the first of several...
  • WAR GAMES US sends special forces to RUSSIAN BORDER as Nato is poised to strike back ...

    01/04/2017 7:41:19 AM PST · by RummyChick · 41 replies
    thesun ^ | 1/4/17 | hodge
    PRESIDENT Obama has deployed US special forces troops along Lithuania’s border with “aggressive” Russia. Tensions between Washington and the Kremlin have reached Cold War levels amid reports Vladimir Putin is deploying nuke-ready missiles in the Russian province of Kaliningrad – which borders Poland, Belarus and Lithuania.
  • Obama's Sanctions On Russia Are Really Aimed At Trump

    12/30/2016 5:03:32 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/29/2016 | Staff
    Cyberwar: President Obama, living up to his promise, has hit Russia with sanctions for hacking the U.S. election. We're all for protecting America's information grid. But the timing and Obama's reasoning for the actions raise serious questions about the real motivation. "All Americans should be alarmed by Russia's actions," President Obama said from his vacation in Hawaii. "Such activities have consequences." He then announced sanctions, including giving 35 Russian intelligence officials 72 hours to leave the country. He also levied sanctions against a number of high officials of Russia's two main spy services, the GRU and FSB, along with companies...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Obama Admin Hopes to ‘Box In’ Trump on Russian Sanctions

    12/29/2016 8:07:13 PM PST · by detective · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Dec 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC, while reporting on a phone-in White House background briefing with officials from the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department about President Barack Obama’s newly announced sanctions on Russia for hacking during the 2016 American presidential election, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell said the Obama administration is taking steps to “box in” President-elect Donald Trump so the sanctions are not easily reversible.
  • Paul Ryan welcomes Obama’s ‘overdue’ Russia retaliation

    12/30/2016 9:28:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 68 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12/30/16 | Michael Walsh
    House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., thinks the Obama administration was justified in retaliating Thursday against Russia with sanctions for interfering with U.S. institutions. But he said it should’ve been done long ago. Far from a full-throated endorsement of Obama’s actions, Ryan’s statement condemned the commander in chief for eight years of what he considers “ineffective foreign policy” that left the United States more vulnerable than it was when he took office in 2009. Nevertheless, Ryan agreed that Russia is a threat to global security. “Russia does not share America’s interests. In fact, it has consistently sought to undermine them, sowing...
  • President Obama Releases Ridiculous FBI Report on “Russian Malicious Cyber Activity”

    12/29/2016 4:07:46 PM PST · by Cheerio · 97 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | Dec, 29th, 2016 | Curt
    Against the backdrop of a sanctions announcement, President Obama’s administration has released a Joint Analysis Report claiming to outline the details of Russia’s involvement hacking into targeted political data base or computer systems during the election. Except it doesn’t. Not even a little. The “Russian Malicious Cyber Activity – Joint Analysis Report” (full pdf below) is pure nonsense. It outlines nothing more than vague and disingenuous typical hacking activity that is no more substantive than any other hacking report on any other foreign actor. This might as well be a report blaming Nigerian fraud phone solicitors for targeting U.S. phone...
  • BREAKING NEWS! BOMBSHELL - Obama Used 'Red Phone' to Threaten WAR With Russia

    12/29/2016 1:02:01 PM PST · by kindred · 143 replies ^ | 12-24-16 | tea party
    When a United States President reaches for the “red phone,” the reason behind the message MUST be worthy of such a communication. Obama used the red phone to contact Vladimir Putin to demand Russia stop inserting itself into the 2016 presidential race– which they didn’t do! Apparently, unsupported claims of hacking into the Democrat Party emails was enough for Obama to call Putin on the emergency line which has always been reserved for far more important things, like discussions of acts of war. At least one of Obama’s senior advisers urged him to pick up the red phone and call...
  • Obama Was Briefed On Russian Hacking But Did Nothing

    12/14/2016 4:33:47 AM PST · by drewh · 57 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3:45 PM, DEC 13, 2016 | By MICHAEL WARREN
    In the extensive report on the massive Russian-backed operation to hack American political and government severs—including a successful hack of the Democratic National Committee's server—the paper reveals that President Barack Obama had been "briefed regularly" on Russia's effort to target servers at the State Department, the White House, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Here's the Times: Mr. Obama was briefed regularly on all this, but he made a decision that many in the White House now regret: He did not name Russians publicly, or issue sanctions. There was always a reason: fear of escalating a cyberwar, and concern that...
  • NBC: Obama Told Putin Election Hacking Could Result in 'Armed Conflict'

    12/21/2016 10:25:01 AM PST · by ColdOne · 107 replies ^ | 12/20/16 | Jason Devaney
    President Barack Obama reportedly told Russian President Vladimir Putin in October that directly interfering with the U.S. election could result in an "armed conflict." According to NBC News, Obama opted to use the red phone to contact Moscow directly, a communication system that dates back to the Cold War. It's not an actual telephone, but instead sends a secure email message between the two countries. "International law, including the law for armed conflict, applies to actions in cyberspace," part of the Oct. 31 message read, according to NBC. "We will hold Russia to those standards."
  • The coldest handshake: Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin photographed in brief frosty exchange at Per

    11/20/2016 11:34:09 AM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies ^ | 11/20/16 | ap
    full title..............................The coldest handshake: Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin photographed in brief frosty exchange at Peru summit - amid angry clash over Syria and Russian support for Trump ........................President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin were photographed in a brief exchange in Peru amid frosty dealings over Syria. They spoke briefly on Sunday as an economic summit got under way in Peru, in their first known conversation since Donald Trump was elected the next U.S. president. The two leaders were seen chatting as reporters were allowed in briefly for the start of the opening session of the Asia-Pacific Economic...
  • IF LOOKS COULD KILL Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin in tense G20 standoff

    09/05/2016 7:41:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    The SUN ^ | September 5,2016 | BY NEAL BAKER
    Grinning Putin shakes hands with stony-faced Obama after US President was snubbed by Chinese hosts Smirk … Smiling Putin met Obama on the sidelines of the G20 summit taking place in China Sly Putin could be seen grinning as he clasped hands with stony-faced Obama, who is serving the final months of his Presidency before November’s election. Relations with Russia have become central to the campaigns of Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump after the alleged hack by Moscow spooks of Democratic Party emails.
  • Russian jet flies within 10 feet of US Navy spy plane, defense official says

    09/07/2016 1:34:23 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 7, 2016 | Staff
    A Russian fighter jet zoomed within just 10 feet of a U.S. Navy spy plane over the Black Sea on Wednesday, the latest in a string of daring maneuvers involving Russian aircraft and the U.S. military, a defense official with knowledge of the incident told Fox News. The Russian Su-27 Flanker jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft used primarily for anti-submarine warfare while on routine patrol in international airspace, defense officials said. The Russian defense ministry accused the Navy plane of flying with its transponder—which emits an identifying signal—turned off. A U.S. defense official...
  • July 4 message from Putin to Obama: Let's have better ties

    07/04/2016 12:18:49 PM PDT · by Enchante · 16 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | July 4, 2016 | Staff
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday in a July Fourth message to President Barack Obama that he hopes ties between the two countries will get back on track. Relations between Moscow and Washington hit a post-Cold War low in 2014, when Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and threw its weight behind separatists in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin, however, has recently sought rapprochement with the United States. In the Independence Day message released by the Kremlin, Putin recalled the history of Russia-U.S. ties, saying that at one time the two countries were able to solve “the most difficult...
  • Is The Syrian War About To Experience A Major Escalation?

    06/22/2016 11:14:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/22/16 | tyler durden
    We’re going to war — either hybrid in nature to break the Russian state back to its 1990s subordination, or a hot war (which will destroy our country). Our citizens should know this, but they don’t because our media is dumbed down in its “Pravda”-like support for our “respectable,” highly aggressive government. We are being led, as C. Wright Mills said in the 1950s, by a government full of “crackpot realists: in the name of realism they’ve constructed a paranoid reality all their own.” Our media has credited Hillary Clinton with wonderful foreign policy experience, unlike Trump, without really noting...
  • Harvard Historian: Obama Is Being Check-Mated by Vladimir Putin (Video)

    10/19/2015 7:14:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/18/15 | Jim Hoft
    Niall Ferguson, author, historian and Harvard professor, weighed in on Barack Obama’s disastrous foreign policy today on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo. Maria this is going horribly wrong. He’s really created an explosion of sectarian conflict right across the region. And I think now he’s being check-mated by Vladimir Putin the Russian president who you said a moment ago has taken in the initiative. It’s really the first time since the early seventies that the Russians have been in a position to play the part of power broker in the Middle East. Ferguson also pointed out to Bartiromo that...
  • Obama Gets ‘Feisty’ as Reporter Grills Him on Putin: ‘He’s Challenging Your Leadership

    10/10/2015 5:30:13 PM PDT · by McGruff · 66 replies
    THE BLAZE ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Jon Street
    President Barack Obama got “feisty” during an interview about Russian President Vladimir Putin, as one CBS News anchor put it. In the interview, set to air Sunday on “60 Minutes,” Obama immediately pushed back from reporter Steve Kroft’s line of questioning about America’s leadership around the world, particularly in the Middle East. “A year ago, when we did this interview, there was some saber-rattling between the United States and Russia on the Ukrainian border,” Kroft said. “Now it’s also going on in Syria. You said a year ago that the United States, America leads, that we are the indispensable nation....
  • Obama and Putin: That was awkward

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

    09/29/2015 5:58:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/29/15 | Benny Avni
    The baton was officially transferred Monday to the world’s new sole superpower — and Vladimir Putin willingly picked it up. President Obama (remember him?) embraced the ideals espoused by the United Nations’ founders 70 years ago: Diplomacy and “international order” will win over time, while might and force will lose. Putin, too, appealed to UN laws (as he sees them), but he also used his speech to announce the formation of a “broad international coalition” to fight ISIS in Syria and Iraq. “Similar to the anti-Hitler coalition, it could unite a broad range of forces” to fight “those who, just...