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  • Putin's Nukes Could Wipe Out Entire American East Coast In Minutes

    10/27/2016 8:45:44 AM PDT · by Strategy · 111 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 27, 2016 | By Tyler Durden
    Those who have been toying with outright war against Russia, and an escalation of the conflict in Syria, are putting the lives of all Americans at risk. Of course, the threat of nuclear annihilation has been with us since the earliest days of the Cold War, but Russia has now positioned itself with the largest and most destructive nuclear arsenal of any country in the world.
  • As Secretary of State Hillary proclaimed "Our Goal is to Help Strengthen Russia"

    10/27/2016 7:21:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-26-16 | Richard Grenell
    Hillary Clinton has mocked Donald Trump for saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a strong leader.  But in a newly discovered interview with Vladimir Pozner of Russia’s First Channel Television on March 19, 2010, given while she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton says, “our goal is to help strengthen Russia”. “One of the fears that I hear from Russians is that somehow the United States wants Russia to be weak. That could not be farther from the truth. Our goal is to help strengthen Russia. We see Russia with the strong culture, with the incredible intellectual capital that...
  • Putin Blasts Clinton & Tells US To Stop Criticising Russia Or 'There Will Be Consequences'

    10/25/2016 4:54:29 AM PDT · by Strategy · 36 replies
    Daily Express ^ | October 25, 2016 | By Zoe Efstathiou
    IN A SHOCKING video, Vladimir Putin has warned the US to stop stoking tensions with Russia or "there will be consequences". The Russian president delivered the ominous threat as tensions between the West and Russia hit all-time highs over Russian airstrikes in Syria. In the clip, which was filmed at a Russian press conference, Mr. Putin claimed the US is focusing on Russia and Iran "to distract voters from the country's problems" by creating "an enemy and uniting the nation against them". He said: "Jeopardising Russian-American relations in order to gain brownie points internally - I consider this to be...
  • The Kilo-Class Submarine: Why Russia's Enemies Fear "The Black Hole"

    10/24/2016 6:39:15 AM PDT · by Strategy · 49 replies
    The National Interest ^ | October 23, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    Unlike the United States Navy, which went all-in on nuclear power, Russia maintains fleets of both diesel and nuclear-powered submarines. A land power encompassing much of Eurasia, Russian submarines are based much closer to "the action" than American submarines are. While Russia maintains nuclear submarines for distant ocean patrols, its fleet of diesel submarines is more than adequate for conflicts in Europe, the Middle East and the Russian near abroad. The mainstay of the Russian Navy's conventionally powered fleet are Project 877-class submarines, known as the Kilo class to NATO and the West. Nicknamed the "Black Hole" submarine by the...
  • Who paid Bill Clinton's $2.5 million commission & $500,000 speaking fee (US uranium to Russia)

    10/23/2016 9:25:45 AM PDT · by ETL · 9 replies ^ | July 2016 | Sierra Spaulding
    Who paid Bill Clinton's $2.5 million commission and $500k speaking fee for brokering the sale of 20% of America's uranium deposits to Russia? You are speaking about a really interesting deal that ended up giving Vladimir Putin and the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. ..."
  • America Has Stashed Thousands Of Tanks, Artillery In Secret Caves In Norway For War With Russia

    10/23/2016 6:28:31 AM PDT · by Strategy · 39 replies
    The Sun ^ | October 20, 2016 | By Danny Collins
    US MILITARY chiefs have hoarded masses of military gear in underground Norwegian caves to ward off Vladimir Putin, it is claimed. The US has already announced the deployment of 300 Marines to the Scandinavian country that shares a 120-mile border with Russia. The US military is understood to be hoarding equipment in Norwegian storage centres in the event war breaks out with Russia. The method is similar to the ones used by Nato powers during the Cold War. It comes amid deteriorating relations between Moscow and the US over the former's role supporting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in the country's...
  • Putin Destroys Hillary Clinton

    10/22/2016 7:14:52 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 15 replies
    You Tube ^ | October 16, 2016 | Taken Soulja
    Hillary: Mr. Putin is a KGB Officer and lacks a heart. Putin: I may not have a heart, but I have a BRAIN> Putin Destroys Hillary Clinton
  • Wikileaks: Dems looking for a 'Trump ISIS' video, seeks to de-couple Hillary from Obama

    10/22/2016 7:01:27 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 23 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 22 2016 | released by WIkileaks To: Date: 2015-12-21 12:09 Subject: Re: HRC, Obama and ISIS That's good, sooner it's clarified the better, and the stronger the better. Re the Trump ISIS video, if we don't have the proof campaign should assign 100 people to look for it ASAP, there is probably something on tape somewhere. p.s. On the UN last week, support it yes, but be careful. I love Kerry like a bro' and support him always as HRC should and does. But be careful about the U.N., support but don't go too far. Putin did not agree to anything about removing Assad...
  • Russian Rustbucket (Carrier) Bumbling Along Channel 'Has Tow Boat In Case It Breaks Down'

    10/22/2016 4:23:38 AM PDT · by Strategy · 93 replies
    Daily Express ^ | October 22, 2016 | By Vincent Wood
    THE RUSSIAN aircraft carrier floating through the Channel in a show of Putin's naval might is a Soviet antique plagued by technical problems, it has been revealed. The Admiral Kuznetsov, part of a fleet destined for Syria, was seen belching black smoke off the coast of Dover. But while it looks daunting, the vast vessel is a relic of the Soviet era -- with the port side still bearing it's communist name - "Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov". The ship even has a tow boat running alongside waiting for it to grind to a stuttering halt....
  • Russian Hackers Could Fake Evidence of Electoral Fraud, Warn U.S. Officials

    10/21/2016 1:50:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 84 replies ^ | Oct. 20, 2016 | Kevin Lui
    Fabricated documents purporting to show rigged voting could be posted to create public distrust, say law enforcement and intelligence officials
  • Russia Orders Moscow World Cup Stadium To Immediately Convert To Wartime Bomb Shelter

    10/21/2016 6:20:49 AM PDT · by Strategy · 29 replies
    News Prepper ^ | October 18, 2016
    Managers of the Zenit Arena, a giant half-built stadium in St. Petersburg, received an official letter from the Ministry of Emergency Situations last week demanding that they immediately create shelter facilities for wartime. The stadium, under construction for the upcoming World Cup 2018, is located outside the city boundaries, the letter said, but in case of nuclear attack it is in the potential "zone of war destruction and radiation fallout."
  • US certain that WikiLeaks is part of Putin’s propaganda machine

    10/20/2016 9:28:10 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 80 replies ^ | 17 October 2016 | Nick Farrell
    Assange’s US hate has got the better of him Remember the days when Wikileaks did decent work and provided a valid channel for whistleblowers? Well it looks like those days have long gone and the outfit has become a tool of Tsar Putin’s propaganda machine. In the good-old days, Wikileaks actually was impartial and careful. Sure it tended to expose US atrocities but that was because there were more of them.But now there is mounting evidence that the Russian government is supplying WikiLeaks with hacked emails as part of a plan to game the US election and put an oligarch...
  • "America Has Lost" - Duterte Announces "Separation" From United States, Alligns With China; (TR)

    10/20/2016 8:28:02 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 20. 2016 | Tyler Durden
    After the relentless barrage of verbal abuse and negative sentiment aimed at Barack Obama and the US, coupled with increasingly complimentary statements toward Beijing, it was only a matter of time before Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte put an end to the speculation if and when he would officially pivot the country's long-held diplomatic alliance away from the US and toward China. He did so today when, during a visit to China's capital, Duterte announced his "separation" from the United States, declaring he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks. Duterte...
  • Putin Sends Largest Fleet Of Russian Ships Since Cold War To Syria

    10/20/2016 6:03:37 AM PDT · by Strategy · 47 replies
    Daily Express ^ | October 19, 2016 | By Katie Mansfield
    Mr Putin has sent Russia's only aircraft carrier alongside an arsenal of heavily armed ships including a battlecruiser and two destroyers. The fleet, which is making its way into British waters, is carrying fighter bombers that are likely to reinforce a final assault on the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo in two weeks. A senior NATO diplomat said: "They are deploying all of the Northern fleet and much of the Baltic fleet in the largest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War. "This is not a friendly port call. In two weeks, we will see a crescendo of...
  • PUTIN’S WARNING – Now Russia tells the US ‘if you want a war you will get one EVERYWHERE’

    10/18/2016 10:33:02 AM PDT · by wtd · 45 replies
    UK Express ^ | 10/18/2016
    UKExpress: PUTIN’S WARNING – Now Russia tells the US ‘if you want a war you will get one EVERYWHERE’ RUSSIA has warned the US it will give America a war if it wants one after Joe Biden called for an all-out cyber assault on Kremlin emails.
  • Putin coming to Berlin for first time since start of Ukraine war

    10/18/2016 5:38:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai ^ | 18 Oct 2016 11:08 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/DPA/The Local)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is to arrive in Berlin on Wednesday as part of a summit hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel on the Ukraine conflict. Merkel’s spokesperson Steffen Seibert announced on Tuesday that Putin would arrive for the summit alongside President François Hollande of France and Petro Poroshenko, the leader of Ukraine. It will be Putin’s first visit to Berlin since Russia annexed the Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, leading to EU sanctions against Moscow. Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine will hold the summit in Berlin on Wednesday to “evaluate the implementation” of the Minsk peace accords for Ukraine, the...
  • Biden: ‘We’re Sending a Message’ to the Russians, Hopefully American Public Won’t Know About It

    10/18/2016 5:23:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 16, 2016 | David Rutz
    “Why haven’t we sent a message yet to [Vladimir] Putin?” Meet The Press host Chuck Todd asked in an interview airing on Sunday. Biden smiled and paused before answering. “We’re sending a message,” he said. “We have the capacity to do it, and the message will be sent—he’ll know it, and it’ll be at the time of our choosing and under the circumstances that have the greatest impact.” . . . “So a message is going to be sent. Will the public know it?” Todd asked. “Hope not,” Biden said.
  • What Are The Numbers That Wikileaks Keep Tweeting -- John Kerry, Ecuador, UK FCO

    10/17/2016 9:26:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies ^ | 10-17-2016 | brian
    Over the past 24 hours, Wikileaks has been tweeting out very cryptic numbers without any context. What are they? Why are they tweeting them out? We've got answers. Wikileaks Precommitment To understand what these numbers mean, we first should understand what a "pre-commitment" is. According to Wikipedia, a precommitment means: Precommitment is a strategy in which a party to a conflict uses a commitment device to strengthen its position by cutting off some of its options to make its threats more credible. Any party employing a Strategy of Deterrence faces the problem that retaliating against an attack may ultimately result...
  • Russian Arseniy Pavlov, a war crimes suspect known as ‘Motorola,’ reportedly killed

    10/16/2016 5:41:13 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 13 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 10/16/2016 | Kyiv Post
    Russian mercenary Arseniy Pavlov, better known as Motorola, was killed in an explosion in Donetsk, several news agencies reported on Oct. 16. Police in the Kremlin-controlled area were reportedly looking for suspects in the killing. Interfax News Agency, citing a source, said Pavlov was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated in the elevator of his apartment building. Other reports say the Kremlin-backed separatists blame Ukrainian officials for the blast. If his death is confirmed, he becomes the latest in a growing number of assassinations of separatist military leaders in the Donbas. Pavlov was a war hero in the view...
  • It's Hillary [AND] Obama who have boosted Putin's fortunes, not Trump

    10/15/2016 9:18:47 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12 October 2016 | Liz Peek
    the [New York] Times frequently repeats the meme that Donald Trump is in cahoots with the Russians. Wednesday, in fact, the supposed collaboration between Trump and Vladimir Putin occupies prime turf as the paper’s lead editorial. It’s time to pull the plug on this nonsense. The narrative that the Russians are trying to manipulate our election in favor of Mr. Trump has proved vital cover for the damaging emails released by Wikileaks that indeed show election manipulation – by the Hillary Clinton campaign. In a masterful sleight-of-hand, the Clinton camp has largely ignored revelations that they worked with the DNC...
  • US Military Prepares For All Out War Amid Syrian Standoff

    10/15/2016 8:10:39 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 53 replies
    Israeli News Live ^ | 10/15/16 | Steven Ben de Noon
    FAA has announced No fly zone over certain areas of Montana claiming that Saturday they will launch Rockets for some Space Operation. HMMM No I don't think so. Huge build up of bombers in the island of Diego Garcia off the coast of India. What is America planning a possible preemptive strike on Russia?
  • Hillary Corruption Led to Syria-Russia Crisis [aw!m vanity]

    10/15/2016 5:01:16 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 34 replies
    Big bold Drudge lines [*h*] ... CIA PLANS CYBER STRIKE ON RUSSIA 'DEFCON WARNING UPGRADE' MOSCOW READY FOR WAR Obama wants to not only wag-the-dog, but who knows? A cyber-war could disrupt internet communications -- time to blind Trump supporters. And it all boils down to their bribe money to take out the Syrian government. Obama and Hillary want you to think that Bashar Assad is the very devil. In many ways he is. Worst of all is his defense of Christians and Jews so far as the Establishment thinks. ISIS is cool -- they enslave Christians and Jews for...
  • World War III? Barack Obama Is Considering A Major Step Toward War With Russia On Friday

    10/14/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 86 replies ^ | 13OCT2016 | Michael Snyder
    Because the mainstream media is devoting almost all of their time and energy to covering the Trump and Clinton campaigns, most Americans don’t realize that the Obama administration is bringing us perilously close to war with Russia. On Friday, Barack Obama is going to sit down with his foreign policy team and discuss “military options” in Syria. As you will see below, the options under consideration include direct strikes “on Syrian military bases”. Russia has already pledged to respond militarily to any direct strikes on Syrian forces, and so the decisions that Barack Obama makes regarding Syria on Friday could...
  • Wikileaks Bombshell: John Podesta Owned 75,000 Shares in Putin-Connected Energy Company

    10/14/2016 5:33:45 AM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta’s membership on the executive board of an energy company, Joule Unlimited, which received millions from a Putin-connected Russian government fund, also included “75,000 common shares,” according to an email exchange uncovered by the Wikileaks hacks. In the newly-uncovered email exchanged under the subject “Podesta Outstanding Docs for Joule,” Eryn Sepp, who was an assistant to Podesta at the Center for American Progress, forwarded a message to Podesta from Mark C. Solakian, who was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Joule Unlimited Technologies, Inc.
  • Putin Associate Found Dead in DC Hotel

    11/06/2015 5:25:25 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-5-2015 | Mike Levin
    A prominent Russian millionaire with high-level ties to the Kremlin has been found dead inside a Washington hotel, a Russian official and a senior U.S. official told ABC News. Mikhail Lesin, the former head of media affairs for the Russian government who's been accused of curtailing the country’s press freedoms, had been staying at Hotel Dupont when he was found Thursday, according to officials. It's unclear why the long-time adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin was in Washington, but the Metropolitan Police Department is now investigating his death. On Thursday, U.S. authorities notified the Russian embassy in Washington that one...
  • Joule Unlimited biofuels demo plant that will convert waste into biodiesel + ethanol

    11/13/2011 6:10:43 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Industry Intelligence ^ | 11/11/11 | Staff
    Joule Unlimited ready to start construction on biofuels demonstration plant in Hobbs, New Mexico, that will convert sunlight, CO2 waste into up to 75 million gallons of biodiesel, 125 million gallons of ethanol per year Nov 11, 2011 – as Headlines are rewritten for editorial clarity. The original story and headline begin below. Original Headline: Construction to begin on NM biofuels plant HOBBS, New Mexico, November 11, 2011 (as) – A Massachusetts company is ready to start construction on a biofuels demonstration plant in New Mexico. Joule Unlimited Inc. plans to convert sunlight and carbon dioxide waste into biofuel at...
  • Obama transition vet joins Joule board [biodiesel/ethanol]

    01/20/2011 7:21:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    Boston Business Journal ^ | 01-18-2011 | by Kyle Alspach
    Renewable fuels developer Joule Unlimited Inc. said John Podesta, a veteran of two White House administrations, has joined its board of directors. Podesta was previously White House chief of staff under President Clinton, and more recently served as co-chair of President Obama’s transition. He is currently president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, a think tank he founded in 2003. “I have seen and heard many proposals by renewable energy companies, and can unequivocally say that Joule has a technology and a system unlike any other, with industrial viability and a clear path to market within the next...
  • Wikileaks Bombshell: Podesta Owned 75,000 Shares in Putin-Connected Energy Co.

    10/13/2016 3:44:00 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-13-16 | Jerome Hudson
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta’s membership on the executive board of an energy company, Joule Unlimited, which received millions from a Putin-connected Russian government fund, also included “75,000 common shares,” according to an email exchang uncovered by the Wikileaks hacks. In the newly-uncovered email exchanged under the subject “Podesta Outstanding Docs for Joule,” Eryn Sepp, who was an assistant to Podesta at the Center for American Progress, forwarded a message to Podesta from Mark C. Solakian, who was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Joule Unlimited Technologies, Inc. “It is my understanding that John transferred the resulting 75,000...
  • Russia orders all officials to fly home any relatives living abroad..

    10/12/2016 1:20:14 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 92 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 12, 2016 | Julian Robinson
    Russia orders all officials to fly home any relatives living abroad, as tensions mount over the prospect of a global war Russian officials have been 'told to bring relatives home to the Motherland' Failure to act will put promotion chances at risk, according to local reports Comes amid worsening relations between Russia and US over Syria crisis US has pulled plug on Syria talks and accused Russia of hacking attacks Russia has moved nuclear-capable missiles nearer to the Polish border Russia is ordering all of its officials to fly home any relatives living abroad amid heightened tensions over the prospect...
  • THE BIG CHILL Barack Obama’s Wrong: The New Cold War's Only Just Begun

    10/12/2016 7:45:22 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10 Oct, 2016 | MICHAEL WEISS
    In one of the better studies of Putinology to appear in the last year, Mikhail Zygar’s All the Kremlin’s Men does much to upend the conventional wisdom about U.S.-Russian relations, particularly as offered by the American architects of those relations over the past eight years. “Vladimir Putin,” Zygar writes, “did not like the new American president from the start. For him, Barack Obama was both soft and intractable… Paradoxically, Obama, the most idealistic and peace-loving U.S. president in living memory, became a symbol of war in Russia, a target for Russian state propaganda and racist jokes, and a hate figure...
  • Russian Government Officials Told To Immediately Bring Back Children Studying Abroad

    10/12/2016 10:32:50 AM PDT · by EBH · 21 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/14/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Which is why we read a report in Russian website Znak published Tuesday, according to which Russian state officials and government workers were told to bring back their children studying abroad immediately, even if means cutting their education short and not waiting until the end of the school year. The "recommendation" applies to all: from the administration staff, to regional administratiors, to lawmakers of all levels. Employees of public corporations are also subject to the ordinance. One of the sources said that anyone who fails to act, will find such non-compliance to be a "complicating factor in the furtherance of...
  • Remembering a journalist who was killed for standing up to Putin (WaPo columnist: overthrow Putin)

    10/12/2016 6:32:34 AM PDT · by Little Pig · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/6/2016 | Carl Gershman
    Ten years ago Friday , Anna Politkovskaya, Russia’s most famous journalist, was murdered in Moscow. Her death serves as a window to Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin autocrat whom many Americans are looking at for the first time — his name now in U.S. election headlines as a result of alleged hacking of Democratic National Committee servers by Russian actors and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s praise of Putin’s strongman rule. ... Politkovskaya understood that there was a connection between Putin’s sudden rise to power in 1999 by inflaming anti-Chechen passions and the horrible violence that followed. In her book “A...
  • Warming Russia-Turkey relations send a chill through Ukraine

    10/12/2016 1:33:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 99 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 11, 2016 | By Fred Weir
    Moscow — Leaders of Turkey and Russia signed a long-delayed deal Monday to build the TurkStream gas pipeline under the Black Sea to deliver Russian gas to Europe's doorstep within three years. The rapid warming trend in Russo-Turkish relations holds deep implications for Syria's immediate crisis, which dominated the talks and the subsequent headlines, but the fallout from that pipeline deal is a potentially crushing blow to struggling pro-Western Ukraine and may be rearranging strategic realities around the region for many years to come. Analysts say that if TurkStream goes ahead it will enable Moscow to cut its former main...
  • Putin Warns ISIS – Obama Warns School District About Girls’ Shower Room (Some Months afo!!!)

    10/11/2016 4:24:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies ^ | November 6, 2015 at 1:12pm | y Rev Michael Bresciani
    This is a truth that could not make good fiction in a low budget B movie, much less a policy issue in the once most dignified and morally advanced nation the world has ever known.My first inclination was to title this piece, “Obama threatens to spank school district for not favoring a single transgender student.”Too crass, I thought; but along came an article before I got to write word one. It was entitled “Complete Anarchy’ as Obama Invades girls’ Showers.” The subtitle was even more scathing and reads: “Feds force school to comply with ‘profoundly stupid’ rule.”Good online writers hyperlink...

    10/11/2016 2:32:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/10/2016 | KURT EICHENWALD
    Updated | I am Sidney Blumenthal. At least, that is what Vladimir Putin—and, somehow, Donald Trump—seem to believe. And that should raise concerns about not only Moscow’s attempts to manipulate this election but also how Trump came to push Russian disinformation to American voters. An email from Blumenthal—a confidant of Hillary Clinton and a man, second only to George Soros, at the center of conservative conspiracy theories—turned up in the recent document dump by WikiLeaks. At a time when American intelligence believes Russian hackers are trying to interfere with the presidential election, records have been fed recently to WikiLeaks out...
  • Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton Bragged About Being Invited to Putin’s ‘Inner Sanctum’

    10/11/2016 11:11:04 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Shortly after being relieved of her duties as Secretary of State, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reportedly gave a series of speeches in which she described Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “very interesting conversationalist” who she had gotten to know, including a visit to his “private inner sanctum” to discuss wildlife conservation. Clinton, who approved a deal granting Russia control of 20 percent of America’s uranium assets, has criticized rival Donald Trump for allegedly wanting to “support Putin.” In paid remarks to private groups, Clinton boasted of having a personal relationship with Putin, according to excerpts released by the organization Wikileaks...
  • Russia plans permanent naval facility in Syrian port of Tartus – Mo

    10/10/2016 5:13:01 AM PDT · by tekrat · 9 replies
    RT (Russia Today) ^ | 10/10/2016
    The Russian military plans to expand its supply base in Syria into a fully-fledged permanent naval base. The Russian facility in Tartus has long been used to resupply Russian warships during Mediterranean Sea missions. "We are going to have a permanent Navy base in Tartus. We have prepared the paperwork, which is now being reviewed by other government agencies. The documents are pretty much ready, so we hope to submit them to you for ratification soon," General Nikolay Pankov, deputy defense minister responsible for communication with other parts of the Russian government, told the Federation Council, Russia’s senate. Original Story:...
  • Russian military considers return to Cuba, Vietnam

    10/08/2016 8:40:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 7, 2016 8:15 AM EDT | Vladimir Isachenkov
    The Russian military is considering the possibility of regaining its Soviet-era bases on Cuba and in Vietnam, the Defense Ministry said Friday, a statement that comes amid growing U.S.-Russia tensions over Syria. Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov told lawmakers Friday that the ministry is considering the possibility of establishing footholds far away from Russia’s borders. Responding to a lawmaker’s question if the military could return to Cuba and Vietnam, Pankov said the military is “reviewing” a decision to withdraw from them, but didn’t offer any specifics. “As for our presence on faraway outposts, we are doing this work,” he said....
  • 'We'll shoot down US warplanes': Russia warns coalition jets carrying out air strikes over Syria

    10/06/2016 3:33:25 PM PDT · by free_life · 139 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | Oct 6, 2016
    Russia has ordered the US not to carry out airstrikes on Syrian army positions, warning that sophisticated air defence systems are now up and running. Putin has ordered the deployment of S-300 and S-400 units in order to protect troops on the ground. And Russian army bosses have warned that the weapons' radius may be 'a surprise' to unidentified planes, helicopters and drones in the area, according to Russia Today . Russia says it has deployed the anti-aircraft batteries because members of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria are working “ on the ground ” delivering aid.
  • Another Putin’s critic targeted with car bomb

    10/05/2016 8:54:01 AM PDT · by se99tp · 14 replies
    Perth Herald Tribune ^ | Oct 5th, 2016 | pht
    A car bomb exploded in the center of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, Tuesday night, targeting the car of Givi Targamadze, Russian president Vladimir Putin’s critic.
  • Gulf states plan military response as Putin raises the stakes in Syria

    10/04/2015 5:10:35 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 76 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 4, 2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Russian fighter jets launched from a new airbase in Syria have persuaded western critics to mute their demands for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, but another group of his opponents sees Moscow’s intervention as more provocative than decisive. Regional powers have quietly, but effectively, channelled funds, weapons and other support to rebel groups making the biggest inroads against the forces from Damascus. In doing so, they are investing heavily in a conflict which they see as part of a wider regional struggle for influence with bitter rival Iran. In a week when Russia made dozens of bombing raids, those...
  • Moscow Blames United States For Shelling Of Russian Embassy In Damascus

    10/04/2016 7:45:59 AM PDT · by Strategy · 71 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | October 4, 2016 | By Meduza
    Russia's Foreign Ministry has declared that the shelling of the Russian Embassy in Damascus, Syria was the result of "those who, like the US and some of its allies, continue to provoke bloody conflict in Syria [and] flirt with militants and extremists of various types," read a statement posted on the Foreign Ministry website on October 4. The building of Russia's diplomatic mission in Syria, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, fell under attack on October 3. The fire came from the suburbs of Jobar, which is controlled by terrorist groups Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly known as al-Nusra) and Failak...
  • US To Suspend Syria Diplomacy With Russia, Prepares "Military Options"

    09/29/2016 12:58:04 PM PDT · by orchestra · 71 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/29/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the most dramatic diplomatic escalation involving the Syrian conflict in the past years, yesterday John Kerry issued an ultimatum to Russia, in which he warned his colleague Lavrov to stop bombing Aleppo or else the US would suspend all cooperation and diplomacy with Russia. 24 hours later, this appears to be precisely what is about to take place, leading to an even greater geopolitical shock in Syria. According to Retuers, the United States is expected to tell Russia on Thursday it is suspending their diplomatic engagement on Syria following the Russian-backed Syrian government's intense attacks on Aleppo, U.S. officials...
  • Obama Officials Wonder: Why Won’t the Boss Stand Up to Putin?

    09/29/2016 9:04:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | September 29, 2016 | Nancy A. Youssef and Shane Harris
    Russia and Syria appeared to attack two more hospitals and a bakery in the already besieged eastern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, in an aggressive push to seize and starve the city—home to as many as 100,000 children—back into regime control. So how will the Obama administration respond to an increasingly provocative Russia? For now, it won’t. There is an unspoken understanding within the administration that despite the many provocations Russia has carried out in Syria, there will be no major American response, a position that increasingly is drawing the ire of top national security officials, three U.S. officials told...
  • MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say

    09/28/2016 10:55:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies ^ | 28 September 2016 | BBC
    International prosecutors say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine in 2014 by a Buk missile that had come from Russia. They also narrowed down the area it was fired from to a field in territory controlled by Russian-backed rebels. All 298 people on board the Boeing 777 died when it broke apart in mid-air flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
  • The Atomic Bomb Inside Hillary’s Debate Performance – Lunch Alert! (video)

    09/28/2016 7:12:34 PM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9/28/2016 | Dick Morris
    Summary of this video: During the debate, Hillary threatened Putin with retaliation for hacking into US computers. Reason: Hillary is extremely worried that just before the election, Putin will release all of Hillary's deleted emails which will show that she totally compromised national security and all of the classified information on those emails and that she has lied about this from day one, which will cost her the election.
  • Putin praises farmers for Russia's strong grain harvest

    09/27/2016 8:44:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 27, 2016 10:38 AM EDT
    President Vladimir Putin has praised farmers for making Russia’s grain harvest this year the highest in post-Soviet times. Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev reported to Putin on Tuesday that this year’s harvest is expected to reach 110-115 million metric tons, the largest yield in a quarter century. […] Putin said Russia shouldn’t hurry to boost its grain exports, but wait for global prices to rise. …
  • Egyptian official mocks Abbas ‘stupidity,’ says Fatah ‘screwed’ in leaked call

    09/27/2016 4:43:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 26, 2016
    Intelligence officer, allegedly speaking with PA chief’s ousted rival Dahlan, laments state of Palestinian leadership, says Abbas ‘has nothing to offer’ A top Egyptian intelligence official is heard mocking Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in a newly leaked phone call with a chief rival of the PA leader, characterizing him as old and stupid and saying the Fatah party is “screwed” under his leadership. According to the Middle East Eye, the comments were made by Major General Wael el-Safty, an officer in Egypt’s General Intelligence Directorate in charge of Palestinian affairs, during a conversation with Fatah’s Mohammad Dahlan. In excerpts...
  • Ex-CIA director: Trump knows what he's doing with Putin

    09/25/2016 7:01:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 25, 2916 | Jason Kurtz
    Donald Trump's strategic approach to confronting Russia under President Vladimir Putin is more complex and nuanced than the Republican nominee's campaign trail rhetoric often indicates, his new senior adviser, former CIA Director James Woolsey, said Tuesday. "I think what Mr. Trump does is much more important than what he says," Woolsey said. "You don't succeed at something like this based just on language. Language is a tool. I don't think it is an absolute."
  • Russia’s westernmost ICBM unit to be armed with Yars missile — commander

    09/25/2016 12:06:03 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies ^ | 20SEP2016 | Staff Writer
    MOSCOW - Russia’s westernmost ICBM division near Bologoye will be re-armed with the missile system Yars, the Defense Ministry has told TASS. "The westernmost strategic missile force division in the Tver region will soon begin to be rearmed with the missile system Yars. It will be a sixth strategic missile division where the newest mobile ground-based missile complexes will replace the intercontinental ballistic missile Topol," the press-service of the Strategic Missile Force quotes its commander Sergey Karakayev as saying. According to the official, this year regiments in the Irktusk and Yoshkar-Ola divisions began to be rearmed. The re-armament of the...