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  • 'New urgency' over Saddam: Baghdad makes 'recent breakthrough' in production of nuke bomb

    10/01/2002 1:50:57 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 51 replies · 437+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 9/30/02 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Recent intelligence information revealing dramatic progress in Iraq's nuclear-weapons program has given a new urgency to U.S. and British efforts to build international support for war with Iraq, according to Iraqi opposition leaders interviewed by Insight in London. The information, from recent defectors and other sources working with the broad-based Iraqi National Congress (INC), indicates that Baghdad has made "a recent breakthrough" in production of the fissile material needed to produce the bomb. It was buttressed on Sept. 24 when the British government released an "unprecedented" white paper based in part on classified intelligence information on Iraq's weapons of mass...
  • The Iran Deal’s Disastrous Legacy Has Nothing to Do with Nukes

    09/18/2018 6:45:59 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | May 2018 | Noah Rothmans
    In March, State Department veteran and former adviser to Barack Obama, Frederic Hof, bid farewell to public life with a stunning admission. Amid a confession regarding his failure to prevent the expansion of the Syrian civil war into a regional crisis, Hof laid the blame for that all-consuming conflict (as well as a notable uptick in Russian aggression) at the feet of Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. The administration sacrificed Syrian civilians and American credibility for the mistaken notion that Iran required appeasement in Syria as the price for a nuclear agreement,” Hof wrote. Today, with 500,000 dead, millions...
  • Obama adviser backs off Bush missile defense line

    05/01/2009 12:04:16 PM PDT · by james500 · 19 replies · 1,640+ views
    AP ^ | 5/1/2009 | DESMOND BUTLER
    A senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama says that Russia has some reasonable concerns about U.S. missile defense plans. Russia has strongly opposed U.S. missile defense plans in Europe. Moscow says the system could undermine the deterrent of its vast nuclear arsenal. ... However, Obama's coordinator for weapons of mass destruction policy, Gary Samore on Friday said that Russia's objections are legitimate as Washington and Moscow pursue nuclear reductions.
  • President of Argentina Launches Bombshell Iran Claim Against 2010 Obama Admin.

    09/30/2015 11:16:33 AM PDT · by amorphous · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 30 Sep 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner claimed during the U.N. General Assembly on Monday that a former Obama administration official attempted to convince Argentina to “provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear fuel.” The claim was seemingly overshadowed by President Barack Obama’s high-stakes dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kirchner claimed Gary Samore, former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, visited Argentina and suggested the nation provide Iran with nuclear fuel in 2010, two years into Obama’s presidency.
  • How America Helped Make Vladimir Putin Dictator for Life

    09/18/2018 12:14:09 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | Aug 2017 | David Satter
    It is impossible to evaluate events in Russia today without understanding the mysterious series of bombings in 1999 that killed 300 civilians and created the conditions for Vladimir Putin to become Russia’s dictator for life. The bombings changed the course of Russia’s post-Soviet history. They were blamed on the Chechens. In the wake of initial success, Russia launched a new invasion of Chechnya. Putin, who had just been appointed prime minister, was put in charge of the invasion and his popularity soared. Six months later, he was elected president. On July 14, 2016, I filed a request for documents on...
  • Russia Threatens Israel with 'Retaliation' after Plane Shot Down in Syria

    09/18/2018 9:52:23 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 22 replies
    NN ^ | 09/18/18 | Jay Greenberg
    Russia has blamed Israel for the downing of one of its military planes in Syria and threatened "retaliation." An Ilyushin IL-20 aircraft was shot down by Syrian air defense missiles in what has been called a "friendly fire" incident. The Russian defense ministry has claimed that Israeli jets were attacking nearby targets and purposely "used the Russian plane as a cover, exposing it to fire from Syrian air defenses."
  • Germany and Russia's secret war against America

    09/14/2018 12:08:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | Aug 2018 | Gerald Flurry
    President Donald Trump publicly rebuked German Chancellor Angela Merkel on July 11 for Germany’s decision to buy a massive amount of gas from Russia. “I think it’s very sad,” he said. "Germany is totally controlled by Russia,” he later said, “I think it’s a very bad thing for nato and I don’t think it should have happened.” Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 are key components of Putin’s plan to tighten his grip on nations in Eastern Europe that used to be part of the Soviet Empire. Since these pipelines travel directly from Russia to Germany, they enable Putin to...
  • The real Russian collusion is Uranium One and beyond

    09/14/2018 8:44:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/14/18 | Wayne Wickizer
    A global uranium cartel is forming to monopolize uranium sales There is, today, collusion among known, and unknown, principals of a cartel cooperating to monopolize the global uranium market, in a way not-unlike how DeBeers cartel controls the diamond market. This emerging uranium cartel is forming as a confederacy with no allegiance to any State or Rule of Law. It is evolving from globalists for the benefit of globalists.
  • Kremlin archaeologists are accused of burying Stalin's atrocities

    09/13/2018 10:00:46 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Sep 13, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    In wooded northern Russia, near the Finnish border, archaeological digs by a patriotic historical group are unearthing controversy. The Russian Military History Society, which was created by the Kremlin, says it is seeking the remains of Soviet soldiers who died when the region was occupied by Nazi-aligned Finns during World War II. But human rights activists allege the organisation is trying to cover up Stalin-era repressions in the Sandarmokh forest, in Karelia. “The search for the remains of soldiers from the Second World War on the site of mass executions by the NKVD...looks like an attempt to manipulate memory," Memorial...
  • Why did Putin disregard his Turkish partner? (Turkey, Russia, Iran summit)

    09/10/2018 9:29:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | September 10, 2018 | Cengiz Candar
    The trilateral summit in Tehran between the presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia was one of the most unusual parades of international diplomacy yet. It was televised live. Let’s remember the scenes: All who watched it saw how Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blundered and how Russian President Vladimir Putin ridiculed him. Then it was a rare — if not unique — case of international diplomacy where a trilateral partnership considered detrimental to the interests of the West displayed signs of failure on a burning international issue.What has had the West — the transatlantic security system — worried for some time is NATO-member Turkey’s partnership...
  • Mikheev: I Never Trusted the Americans, US Deep State is Entrenched and Anti-Russian

    09/07/2018 9:12:12 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 16 replies
    Vesti News on YouTube ^ | Sep 6, 2018 | Sergey Mikheev, political expert
    "I've never trusted the Americans. I've trusted them neither before nor now and I'm not going to trust them in future. But concerning the possible strike on Syria, I think that this strike will likely be delivered because it's profitable both for the Democrats and Republicans."
  • New poll says Russians' social panic hasn't spiked so sharply since eve of 1998 financial collapse

    09/07/2018 7:32:22 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Meduza Russia ^ | 6 Sep 2018
    A new national survey by the independent Levada Center indicates that social tensions across the country are rising at levels not seen since the eve of Russia’s 1998 financial collapse. Seventy-two percent of Russians say they worry about rising prices, 52 percent cited growing impoverishment, and 48 percent say one of the nation’s biggest problems is unemployment. In the past year, Russians have become roughly 33 percent more likely to talk about economic crisis, environmental deterioration, and rising crime, the Levada Center director Lev Gudkov told the newspaper Kommersant. Sociologists say it’s still hard to know if rising panic will...
  • Ukraine could beat Putin in Church Battle

    09/03/2018 2:31:55 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 3 September 2018 | Leonid Bershidsky
    Ukraine can’t reclaim territory annexed by Russia or held by its proxies – but it’s increasingly likely to deprive its larger neighbor of something arguably as valuable: Its power over Ukraine’s Orthodox Christian believers, and with it Moscow’s claim to a central role in eastern Christianity. Moscow Patriarch Kirill went to Istanbul late last month to meet with Bartholomew (of Constantinople). A bishop who was present said that while no final decision was made on Ukrainian autocephaly, the process has now gone too far to reverse it. Russian clerics have warned that granting independence to the Ukrainian church could cause...
  • Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler? A plausible theory .....

    07/27/2018 9:06:47 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 18 replies
    NY Mag ^ | July 8, 2018 9:00 pm | By Jonathan Chait
    n June 14, 2016, the Washington Post reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its research on Donald Trump. A political world already numbed by Trump’s astonishing rise barely took notice. News reports quoted experts who suggested the Russians merely wanted more information about Trump to inform their foreign-policy dealings. By that point, Russia was already broadcasting its strong preference for Trump through the media. Yet when news of the hacking broke, nobody raised the faintest suspicions that Russia wished to alter the outcome of the election, let alone that Trump...
  • Papadopoulos claims candidate Trump gave nod of ‘approval’ to planning meeting with Putin

    09/01/2018 6:45:41 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/01/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    A former campaign aide accused of lying to the FBI said that then-candidate Donald Trump “nodded with approval” at his suggestion of setting up a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. George Papadopoulos’ lawyers argued in new probation filings that President Trump was open to his suggestions about meeting with the foreign leader in March of 2016, The Associated Press reported Saturday. Papadopoulos allegedly volunteered to set up a meeting between Trump and Putin during a gathering with Trump’s foreign policy advisers, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions — who was a GOP senator at the time. “While some...
  • If Donald Trump colluded with Russia, Why did Hillary Clinton win the Popular Vote?

    08/30/2018 6:04:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    August 30, 2018 | Self
    If Russia "hacked" the election and Trump colluded with Russia, why did Hillary Clinton win the popular vote by 3 million votes? They found a way for Trump to win the electoral college, but let Hillary win Los Angeles, Chicago, NYC, Washington DC, San Francisco and other major cities by a landslide? Makes no sense.
  • Is Russian Money Corrupting Our Legal System?

    08/30/2018 1:49:26 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 11 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/30/18 | L Todd Wood
    For years, Russian dirty money has corrupted London. Moscow’s oligarchs, eager to escape the scarcity of the rule-of-law in Russia, and to enjoy protections of Western predictable legal system, have flooded British banks with billions of ill-gained profits from Russia’s kleptocracy. Now, this phenomenon is spilling over to the U.S legal system: New York in particular, still is the financial capital of the world. There is one case making its way through New York courts: a two billion dollar conflict between a pair of powerful Soviet-born billionaires, Victor Vekselberg and Leonard Blavatnik on one hand, and a billionaire entrepreneur and...
  • Russian Proposal to Raise Retirement Age Poses Problems for Putin

    08/29/2018 3:05:55 AM PDT · by tlozo · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 29, 2018 | Ann M. Simmons
    A proposal to raise Russia’s retirement age is shaking the popularity of President Vladimir Putin, who faces a public backlash as the government seeks to stem the erosion of state finances to fund the country’s aging population. The overhaul, which would raise the general age at which people qualify for state old-age pensions for the first time since the early 1930s, comes as Russia’s economy is smarting from international sanctions and a depreciated ruble has left average Russians with less spending power. Fierce opposition to the change is undermining the notion of Putin’s political invincibility. The legislation, introduced by the...
  • Whistleblower Exposes Key Player in FBI Russia Probe: "It was all a Set-up"

    08/27/2018 4:07:40 PM PDT · by Cboldt · 47 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | August 27, 2018 | Sara Carter
    Adam Lovinger, a former Defense Department analyst ... a whistleblower, is now battling to save his career. The Pentagon suspended his top-secret security clearance May 1, 2017, when he exposed through an internal review that Stefan Halper, who was then an emeritus Cambridge professor, had received roughly $1 million in tax-payer funded money to write Defense Department foreign policy reports, his attorney Sean Bigley said. Before Lovinger's clearance was suspended he had taken a detail to the National Security Council as senior director for strategy. He was only there for five months before he was recalled to the Pentagon, stripped...
  • Vladimir Putin makes fresh start in South Africa

    08/26/2018 2:39:27 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 63 replies
    John Helmer in Moscow ^ | August 26, 2018 | John Helmer
    When it comes to support for President Vladimir Putin’s international positions, the South African (SA) Government has been among the most consistent and enthusiastic of any in the world. However, Russian policy in South Africa has been damaged by the behaviour of Russian oligarchs and state businesses implicated in the corrupt schemes of former SA president Jacob Zuma; he is now facing multiple indictments for seeking and taking bribes for himself and his family. Putin’s landing in Johannesburg on Thursday ought to have been the signal for a fresh start. Ahead of his departure from Moscow, Putin’s advisor on foreign...