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    09/14/2019 10:33:22 AM PDT · by rintintin · 70 replies
    JPost ^ | Sep 12 2019 | HERB KEINON
    The results of the Knesset election are very important to Moscow, and it hopes politicians will be elected who will maintain close ties with Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Sochi on Thursday. Netanyahu traveled to the Black Sea resort to meet the Russian leader – just five days before the election – in a move widely seen as an effort to woo elder Russian-speaking immigrants who form an important base of support for Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party.
  • Resett (Norway): the anti-Russian riots in Georgia

    06/30/2019 9:24:32 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 18 replies
    Resett ^ | June 29, 2019 | Bjorn Nistad
    Georgian capital of Tbilisi for the last week turned into the arena for the anti-Russian riots. The speech of Sergey Gavrilov, the deputy of the Russian State Duma and the head of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy (IPAO) from a tribune of the Georgian parliament was on June 20 the alleged cause. In reply representatives of the Georgian opposition stormed a tribune and banished Gavrilov together with colleagues from the Russian delegation. In the evening on June 20 near the building of parliament gathered from five to seven thousand protesters with the requirement to dismiss the head of the Parliament...
  • Tankers torpedoed in the Middle East

    06/13/2019 12:49:44 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 124 replies
    Marine Traffic App ^ | June 13, 2019
    Two tankers have been targeted this morning while transiting waters near to Fujairah. Frontline’s fully laden LR 2Front Altair was hit by surface attacks, and an enormous fire ensued forcing the crew to abandon ship. The crew were safely picked up by nearby general cargoship, Hyundai Dubai. Bernhard Schulte’s chemical tanker Kokuka Courageous was also hit.
  • Bill Barr reveals Russia probe review to focus on Trump dossier briefing, leaking

    05/17/2019 8:23:16 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 17, 2019 | Brooke Singman, Liam Quinn
    Attorney General Bill Barr, in an exclusive interview with Fox News, revealed that the recently announced review of the origins of the Russia probe will focus in part on a controversial briefing that intelligence officials gave President Trump shortly before he took office in 2017. Barr told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer in the interview aired Friday that one portion of the review -- which he has tapped U.S. Attorney John Durham to lead -- would cover the time period between Election Day and Inauguration Day, saying “some very strange developments” took place during that time.Barr specifically was referring to the...
  • Trump Says Authorities Spying on His Campaign Was ‘Treason,’ Warns of ‘Long Jail Sentences’

    05/17/2019 4:34:57 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 20 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 17, 2019 | Zachary Stieber
    President Donald Trump said that the FBI and other agencies spying on his 2016 presidential campaign was treason and said the people behind the attempt to frame him and the campaign warranted “long jail sentences.” “My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics,” Trump wrote on Twitter on May 17. “A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!” he added.
  • Barr Again Casts Doubt on Russia Inquiry’s Origins, Aligning With Trump’s Attacks

    05/18/2019 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 51 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | May 18, 2019 | Charlie Savage, Prog Propaganda Desk
    When Attorney General William P. Barr described the early stages of the Russia investigation as “spying” on the Trump campaign, he prompted questions about whether he had used that word spontaneously — or whether he was deliberately fueling conspiracy theories. That question flared anew on Friday after Mr. Barr went even further in casting doubt on the legitimacy of the investigation in two interviews that, by design or coincidence, provided fresh ammunition for President Trump and allies to attack law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Mr. Barr told Fox News he had been asking whether “government officials abused their power and...
  • U.S. sanctions Chechen group, Russians for alleged human rights abuses (Homo Enforcement)

    05/16/2019 1:42:01 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    Rooters ^ | May 16, 2019
    The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five individuals, including at least three Russians, for alleged human rights abuses under the Global Magnitsky Act, including extrajudicial killings and the torture of LGBTI individuals. The sanctions against the Terek Special Rapid Response Team in the Chechen Republic and the five individuals were announced by the U.S. Treasury on its website. The Treasury Department imposed the sanctions, which freeze the banks accounts of those targeted, under a 2012 law known as the Magnitsky Act.
  • How the Obama White House engaged Ukraine to give Russia collusion narrative an early boost

    04/25/2019 6:10:46 PM PDT · by McGruff · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/25/19 | John Solomon
    As Donald Trump began his meteoric rise to the presidency, the Obama White House summoned Ukrainian authorities to Washington to coordinate ongoing anti-corruption efforts inside Russia’s most critical neighbor. The January 2016 gathering, confirmed by multiple participants and contemporaneous memos, brought some of Ukraine’s top corruption prosecutors and investigators face to face with members of President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), the FBI, State Department and Department of Justice (DOJ). The agenda suggested the purpose was training and coordination. But Ukrainian participants said it didn’t take long — during the meetings and afterwards — to realize the Americans’ objectives included...
  • On offense in Russia probe, Trump urged to consider new special counsel, criminal referrals

    03/29/2019 12:30:44 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 53 replies
    Faux News ^ | March 29, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    With President Trump entering the "counter-punch" phase of the Russia investigation, allies are urging him to consider two avenues -- each with its own potential payoffs and pitfalls -- to investigate the origins of the probe and hold top Justice Department officials accountable for alleged wrongdoing. Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced the completion of his investigation last week, transmitting his more than 300-page report to the Justice Department for review. Attorney General Bill Barr released a four-page summary of Mueller’s report Sunday, stating the special counsel found no evidence of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russia during...
  • Paul Manafort Was an Agent of Ukraine, Not Russia

    03/09/2019 7:32:00 PM PST · by NorseViking · 27 replies
    NR by Yahoo ^ | March 9, 2019
    Have you ever noticed what Paul Manafort’s major crime was? After two years of investigation, after the predawn raid in which his wife was held at gunpoint, after months of solitary confinement that have left him a shell of his former self, have you noticed what drew the militant attention of the Obama Justice Department, the FBI, and, ultimately, a special counsel who made him the centerpiece of Russia-gate? According to the indictment Robert Mueller filed against him, Manafort was an unregistered “agent of the Government of Ukraine.” He also functioned as an agent of Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s president from...
  • Kurdish-led SDF forces arrive in Moscow to discuss future of east Euphrates

    12/24/2018 7:06:29 AM PST · by mac_truck · 41 replies
    Kurdistan 24 ^ | 12/24/18 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A delegation of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has arrived in Moscow to discuss a possible plan to stop a Turkish attack as well as the future of the east of the Euphrates, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Sunday. The SOHR cited sources which said the SDF delegation and Russian authorities were expected to meet in Moscow “in the coming hours” to discuss the future of east Euphrates. According to the monitor, the Russians offered to deploy border guards from the Syrian army in the border area from the east of Euphrates...
  • Russian military specialists help Syrians injured in chlorine attack on Aleppo

    11/24/2018 7:46:56 PM PST · by Nextrush · 37 replies
    Tass ^ | 11/25/2018 | Tass
    Russia is set to discuss this incident with the Turkish side, which is guarantor of the armed opposition's cessation of hostilities in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Russian military experts in chemical protection arrived in the city of Aleppo hours after militants launched a chlorine attack on residential districts of the city, the Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, told reporters on Sunday. "Groups of specialists from units of nuclear, chemical and biological warfare protection deployed at observation posts in Syria urgently arrived to the area of the attack, carrying special equipment with them. They are working with the...
  • Training kids to kill at Ukrainian nationalist camp

    11/12/2018 7:47:14 AM PST · by Mariner · 34 replies
    AP ^ | November 12th, 2018 | By YURAS KARMANAU
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don’t think of your target as a human being. So when these boys and girls shoot, they will shoot to kill. Most are in their teens, but some are as young as 8 years old. They are at a summer camp created by one of Ukraine’s radical nationalist groups, hidden in a forest in the west of the country, that was visited by The Associated Press. The camp has two purposes: to train children to defend their country from Russians...
  • Ukraine should blow up Putin's Crimea bridge

    05/20/2018 4:54:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 87 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2018 | Tom Rogan
    Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Kerch Strait Bridge connecting Crimea, Ukraine, with mainland Russia on Tuesday. Putin did so by in a typical show of bravado by leading a column of transport vehicles across the bridge. Ukraine should now destroy elements of the bridge. While that course of action would be an escalation against Putin and one that would almost certainly spark Russian retaliation, this bridge is an outrageous affront to Ukraine's very credibility as a nation. Of course, from Putin's perspective that's the whole point. The bridge cost Russia's near-bankrupt government billions of dollars, but it offers Putin...
  • Russia Will Bomb U.S. Missile Launch Sites If Trump Attacks Syria, Ambassador Warns

    04/11/2018 9:42:05 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 360 replies
    Newsweak Prog Prop via Yahoo Noose ^ | April 11, @018 | David Brennan
    Moscow will shoot down any U.S. missiles fired at Syria and retaliate against American launch sites, the Russian ambassador to Lebanon has warned. Ambassador Alexander Zasypkin made the comments on Tuesday while speaking on the Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV channel, Reuters reported. President Donald Trump is currently considering military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following Saturday’s suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma near the capital city of Damascus. Medical relief groups say the attack killed dozens of civilians.
  • Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says

    03/15/2018 5:11:42 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 38 replies
    The New York Slimes Absolutely Fake news ^ | March 15, 2018 | Hacks NICOLE PERLROTH and DAVID E. SANGER
    The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of engineering a series of cyberattacks that targeted American and European nuclear power plants and water and electric systems, and could have sabotaged or shut power plants off at will. United States officials and private security firms saw the attacks as a signal by Moscow that it could disrupt the West’s critical facilities in the event of a conflict. They said the strikes accelerated in late 2015, at the same time the Russian interference in the American election was underway. The attackers successfully had compromised some operators in North America and Europe by...
  • Russia Outlines New Wartime Regime

    10/11/2016 5:59:59 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 51 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Oct. 11 2016 — 11:00 | Moscow Times
    Russia has outlined new plans for a wartime government regime, the Izvestia newspaper reported Tuesday. The country's wartime strategy was fine-tuned following special military exercises, the newspaper wrote. In the event of war, local governments, regional branches of the Interior Ministry, Emergencies Ministry, the Federal Security Service (FSB), and much of the National Guard, will now report directly to the military. Previous plans had seen regional offices work independently and in partnership with local military forces, Izvestia wrote. The new command scheme is hoped to mobilize citizens, businesses and factories more effectively, as well as protect local industry from enemy...
  • Russia Hack of U.S. Politics Bigger Than Disclosed, Includes GOP

    10/08/2016 7:29:16 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 31 replies
    NBC (Nothing But Clintonistas) ^ | October 8, 2016 | Josh Meyer
    The Russian government's cyber-espionage campaign against the American political system began more than a year ago and has been far more extensive than publicly disclosed, targeting hundreds of key people -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- whose work is considered strategically important to the Putin regime, official sources told NBC News. The targets over the past two years have included a Who's Who of Hillary Clinton associates from her State Department tenure, the Clinton Foundation and her presidential campaign, as well as top Republicans and staffers for Republican candidates for president. Starting in earnest in 2015, Russian hackers used sophisticated...
  • Russia warns against US attack on Syrian forces

    10/01/2016 5:13:51 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 31 replies
    Associated Presstitutes ^ | October 1, 2016 | BASSEM MROUE
    Russia warned the United States Saturday against carrying out any attacks on Syrian government forces, saying it would have repercussions across the Middle East as government forces captured a hill on the edge of the northern city of Aleppo under the cover of airstrikes. Meanwhile, airstrikes on Aleppo struck a hospital in the eastern rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhour on Saturday, putting it out of service, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees. They said at least one person was killed in the airstrike. Russian news agencies quoted Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as...
  • 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...