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  • Putin developing fake videos to foment 2020 election chaos: 'It's going to destroy lives'

    12/03/2018 4:36:40 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, December 2, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. leaders say Vladimir Putin used a familiar cyber playbook to “muck around” in the midterm elections last month, but intelligence officials and key lawmakers believe a much more sinister, potentially devastating threat lies just down the road — one that represents an attack on reality itself. Policy insiders and senators of both parties believe the Russian president or other actors hostile to the U.S. will rely on “deep fakes” to throw the 2020 presidential election cycle into chaos, taking their campaign to influence American voters and destabilize society to a new level. The eerie process, which...
  • Embarrassed Putin may retaliate after Trump cancels meeting, experts say

    11/29/2018 12:46:40 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 29, 2018
    Russian President Vladimir Putin may retaliate after President Trump canceled a weekend meeting in Argentina over Russia’s detention of Ukrainian sailors, experts said after the surprise announcement Thursday. About an hour after saying he "probably" would meet Putin at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Trump tweeted that he would cancel the meeting “[b]ased on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine,” surprising critics who accused him of being soft on Putin. But the snub — the second this month, after a Paris meeting also was scrapped — may provoke Putin in the near-term,...
  • Trump says he may cancel G20 meeting with Putin over rising Ukraine conflict

    11/27/2018 3:23:15 PM PST · by tlozo · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/27/2018 | Reuters and Daniel Brown
    US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he may cancel his scheduled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Argentina because of Russia's maritime clash with Ukraine. "Maybe I won't have the meeting. Maybe I won't even have the meeting. I don't like that aggression. I don't want that aggression at all," Trump told the Washington Post in an interview. The Russian navy fired on two Ukrainian naval vessels and rammed a third on Sunday in the Kerch Strait, which connects the Sea of Azov and Black Sea. It then captured the three vessels and the...
  • Russian warships 'open fire on Ukrainian artillery ships' in Black Sea

    11/25/2018 12:04:41 PM PST · by blueyon · 45 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 11/25/18 | Katy Clifton
    The Ukrainian navy has accused Russia of opening fire on some of its ships in the Black Sea, striking two vessels and wounding two crew members. The navy made the statement after a day of rising tensions during which Russia stopped three Ukrainian navy vessels from entering the Sea of Azov via the Kerch Strait by placing a huge cargo ship beneath a Russian-controlled bridge.
  • Russia's Next Weapon: A Military Church

    11/17/2018 6:21:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 59 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 11/11/18 | Michael Peck
    The walls of the military church are made in the color of the standard Russian missile system and armored vehicle. From the inside, the walls are decorated with paintings of battle scenes from military history and texts from the Holy Scriptures. The projected height is 311 feet tall, and it is designed to hold 6,000 people. "The modern Russian serviceman cannot be shaped without shaping lofty spirituality in him,”Meet Vladimir Putin's newest weapon: a church. The Russian military plans to build a military church to bolster the spiritual values of its armed forces. Construction will soon begin of the Main...
  • Russian Asylum Applications In U.S. Hit 24-Year Record (Homo propaganda alert)

    09/26/2018 8:56:30 PM PDT · by granada · 7 replies
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty ^ | May 02, 2018 | Carl Schreck
    Rights activists and immigration attorneys say the surge in the number of Russian asylum applications in the United States has been driven in part by the 2013 law concerning sexual minorities. Putin has been accused by critics of overseeing a mounting crackdown on dissent -- including against the political opposition and businesspeople not in step with the Kremlin – and fostering stigmatization of sexual minorities since he regained the presidency. 'I Had To Leave' Vlad, a gay Russian applicant in his 30s, told RFE/RL that he was simply looking to move somewhere where he could live "more freely," and that...
  • Russia to Provide Assad With Up to Eight S-300 Systems to Defend All of Syria, Report Says

    09/26/2018 8:28:18 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 31 replies
    Haaretz ^ | September 26, 2018
    Russia will transfer two to four S-300 air defense missile systems to Syria within the next two weeks, the Russian news website Kommersant reported Tuesday, citing a source familiar with the details. The amount of systems may increase in the future. The Assad regime will use the systems to defend Syria's coastline and its borders with Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq, the report said. According to the official, Russia may end up transferring up to eight systems to Syria, depending on the circumstances.Meanwhile, Russian outlet Izvestia reported that Moscow is boosting its electronic warfare systems in Syria, which were brought...
  • Russian media blitz claims Syrian rebels preparing ‘staged chemical attack’

    09/11/2018 7:29:54 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/11/18 | USA Features
    Several Russian media outlets, nearly simultaneously, began broadcasting “breaking news” warnings claiming that rebels occupying the last anti-government stronghold in Idlib Province, Syria, are preparing to stage chemical weapons attacks in order to blame them on the Syrian government. The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed that the anti-Assad rebels were preparing “fake footage of chemical attacks,” while the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation announced that the “fake footage of chemical attacks” was expected to be delivered to various TV channels and Western journalists before the end of the day Tuesday.
  • Is the Trump administration preparing to strike Russian and Iranian forces in Syria?

    09/10/2018 7:46:06 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 24 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/10/18 | USA Features
    A report on Monday claimed that U.S. intelligence has determined that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has already made a decision to use chemical weapons against enemy positions in Idlib as his forces, combined with Russian airpower, attack the last rebel stronghold following seven years of civil war. The Wall Street Journal [source], citing unnamed intelligence sources, even noted the type of gas Assad has allegedly chosen: Chlorine gas, which was first used in World War I and has the effect of an asphyxiation compound. In addition, according to sources who spoke to the WSJ, President Donald Trump has also reportedly...
  • Syria's Assad approves gas attack in Idlib despite warning, report says

    09/10/2018 7:45:35 AM PDT · by raiderboy · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/10/2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    President Bashar al-Assad has approved a gas attack in the Idlib province, which is the country’s last rebel stronghold, a report on Sunday said. Reports of Assad's approval comes about a week after President Trump warned the strongman and his allies not to “recklessly attack” the province. Trump called any gas attack a potential “grave humanitarian mistake.” The Wall Street Journal, citing U.S. officials, was first to report on Assad.
  • We Didn't Win The War (Peter Hitchens Reflects on World War II)

    09/09/2018 9:55:03 PM PDT · by OddLane · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 8, 2018 | Peter hitchens
    In a chilly, high-ceilinged room in a Sussex preparatory school in the winter of 1959, I work intently on my model of the destroyer HMS Cossack. Such models come in lurid cardboard boxes illustrated with pictures of aircraft, tanks and warships, amid scenes of fiery melodrama, guns emitting orange streaks of flame, and the smoke of battle. With these and our imaginations, we seek to recreate the thrill of the war we have just missed, in which our fathers fought and our mothers endured privations. This is a war just over the horizon of time in which we wish we...
  • Marines conduct show of force in Syria amid Russian warnings

    09/09/2018 11:54:26 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 26 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/9/18 | USA Features
    The Pentagon ordered a company-sized element of U.S. Marines to conduct an aerial assault drill near a small U.S. base in southeastern Syria called the At Tanf garrison amid new concerns of Russian operations nearby. Reports said that the Russian military has utilized a deconfliction hotline a number of times over the past week to warn the U.S. military of upcoming Russian and Syrian military operations aimed at destroying the last pocket of rebels from the Idlib region.
  • US warns Russia, Syria against chemical weapons use

    08/28/2018 9:51:42 PM PDT · by familyop · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 28, 2018 | SUSANNAH GEORGE
    The United States "will respond to any verified chemical weapons use in Idlib or elsewhere in Syria ... in a swift and appropriate manner," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters in Washington. Nauert said...Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last week that Moscow — a military ally of Assad — would be held responsible.
  • Russia Offers Sanctuary for 15000 Christian White South African Farmers

    08/28/2018 6:46:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 67 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 8/28/18 | Dr. Steve Turley
    Of course, both Russia and South Africa share a lot in common: they both have European roots, they are both Christian, agrarian and agricultural, and so, even though certainly the language difference can be a significant hurdle for the settlers, Russia does offer nevertheless a very accommodating cultureEditor's note:As we have written extensively, Russia is swiftly becoming a political and spiritual refuge for conservative, Christian communities. As the liberal West becomes increasingly aggressive against conservatives, Russia, with its wide expanses of land and reinvigorated religiousity becomes more attractive those who want to live traditional lifestyles.Russia is considering taking in up...
  • Russia claims Syrian rebels planning Idlib chemical weapons attack

    08/26/2018 11:54:24 AM PDT · by raiderboy · 4 replies
    DW NEWS ( Germany) ^ | 8/25/2018 | DW news
    News Russia claims Syrian rebels planning Idlib chemical weapons attack The Kremlin has claimed that rebels are planning a chemical weapons attack with the intent of blaming it on Syria. Russia also says a British contractor is helping the militants... Russia's Defense Ministry said Saturday that Syrian rebels are planning a chemical weapons attack, with the aim of blaming it on the Syrian government to provoke a military response from the West. The ministry issued a statement quoting unnamed sources claiming that the jihadi group Levant Liberation Committee — also known as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham — is preparing an attack...
  • SYRIA'S LAST MAJOR MILITARY OPERATION AGAINST REBELS BEGINS AS RUSSIA LOOKS TO TALK WITH WEST

    08/14/2018 7:58:43 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 17 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/13/18 | Tom Oconner
    Russia has said it was planning to invite France, Germany and Turkey to an upcoming summit on the war in Syria as the war-torn country's military launched an operation to retake the final rebel-held province. Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu Monday to discuss what the Russian Foreign Ministry described as "preparations for a four-lateral summit of the Russian, Turkish, German and French leaders on the Syrian settlement that is planned to be held soon," according to the state-run Tass Russian News Agency. The two men would discuss solving the crisis in Syria "through maintaining...
  • Post Communism Russia is not the Soviet Union

    08/07/2018 11:09:15 AM PDT · by duckln · 47 replies
    Realclearpolitics ^ | Aug 7,2018 | Daniel J. Mahone
    ... On the right, hatred of Russia also runs deep, and little or no distinction is made in most quarters between things Russian and Soviet. As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a Russian patriot and the anti-communist par excellence, told an interviewer in 2006, that is very disappointing, indeed. Why such blindness and rigidity across the political and media class in the Western world, and in the United States in particular?
  • GET READY AND PRAY TO GOD — The Time Is Now — The Imposters Are Preparing Their Coup D’état

    08/05/2018 6:51:48 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    GP ^ | 08/02/18 | Jim Hoft
    <p>To all TGP readers and all American patriots we are informing you to prepare yourselves. This country is at a precipice. America is either going to be overrun by a power hungry Deep State or it will survive one of the greatest attacks to its existence since the Civil War.</p>
  • Call to break up Russia by Latvian MP proof of NATO’s hostile plans – senior lawmaker

    07/30/2018 2:55:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    The head of the Russian Lower House Committee for Eurasian Integration says the recent proposal to split Russia into several parts, voiced by a Latvian MP, is proof of NATO’s hostile plans. MP Leonid Kalashnikov (Communist Party) told RIA Novosti on Monday that the statement by the Latvian MP Aleksandrs Kirsteins clearly demonstrated that Russian concern over NATO bases in Baltic countries was justified. The comments came shortly after Kirsteins wrote on his Twitter feed that the end of military conflicts and the guarantee of a peaceful life in Europe was possible only if Russia is divided into several small...
  • How a victorious Bashar al-Assad is changing Syria

    06/29/2018 10:34:09 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 42 replies
    The Economist ^ | Jun 28th 2018
    A NEW Syria is emerging from the rubble of war. In Homs, which Syrians once dubbed the “capital of the revolution” against President Bashar al-Assad, the Muslim quarter and commercial district still lie in ruins, but the Christian quarter is reviving. Churches have been lavishly restored; a large crucifix hangs over the main street. “Groom of Heaven”, proclaims a billboard featuring a photo of a Christian soldier killed in the seven-year conflict. In their sermons, Orthodox patriarchs praise Mr Assad for saving one of the world’s oldest Christian communities.