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  • New 'Novorossiya' General Korsun Vows to Install Harsh Soviet-like System

    09/16/2014 5:37:53 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 32 replies
    The Interpreter ^ | 9/16/2014
    New 'Novorossiya' General Korsun Vows to Install Harsh Soviet-like System 23:31 (GMT) snip.. The new "United Army of Novorossiya" Gen. Korsun recently gave an interview to a local news site, news-portal.dn.ua from which we get a definite impression of a determined hardliner. snip Asked to be more specific on plans for the industrial rebirth of the Donbass, the general said exports would go to Russia. He said Novorossiya would be run as a socialist system. "Despite Western propaganda, there is nothing bad in socialism. Moreover, the most advertised Western countries are proud precisely of their social orientation. Sweden, Switzerland, and...
  • Lindsey Graham: 'No one believes' president; Islamic State plan 'delusional'

    09/15/2014 12:48:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 14, 2014 | Luke Rosiak
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said President Obama’s plan in Syria “won’t even come close to defeating" the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. "It’s delusional," the South Carolina Republican said. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday" just after Obama’s chief of staff Denis McDonough, Graham said that “when the president and the president’s chief of staff says ‘we mean what we do and we do what we say,' no one believes that anymore. “There is no way in hell you can form an army on the ground in Syria to kill [the Islamic State] without a substantial American component ... “They’re pushing...
  • "Moderate" Syrian Rebels Sign Non-Aggression Pact With ISIS; Iraq Defies US

    09/14/2014 10:14:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/13/14 | Tyler Durden
    First, Germany and UK (and Australia) - the USA' broad coalition of allies to strike ISIS - will not support airstrikes on ISIS in Syria. Second, Turkey - the USA's closest ally in NATO among the Middle East - denies them its airbases for use as launch sites of airstrikes and will not support airstrikes in Syria (after John Kerry visits) Third, Iraq's newly-installed US-friendly PM al-Abadi defies the US and halts airstrikes on ISIS-held civilian areas (leaving it up to the US to be the bad guys against his people once again), and Finally, The USA's proxy boots-on-the-ground -...
  • NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister

    09/14/2014 10:16:19 AM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Sep 14, 2014
    Ukraine's defense minister said on Sunday that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight pro-Russian separatists and "stop" Russian President Vladimir Putin. Valery Heletey told a news conference he had discussed weapons deliveries in bilateral meetings with NATO defense ministers during a NATO summit in Wales on Sept. 4-5.
  • Syrian Arab News Agency:UN:Close Links Between Israel and Terrorist Organizations in Syria

    09/14/2014 9:58:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Syrian Arab News Agency ^ | September, 14, 2014 | Staff
    Original title:UN Reveals Close Links Between Israel and Terrorist Organizations in Syria The United Nations (UN) has stressed that there are strong links and contacts between the armed terrorist organizations in Syria and the Zionist entity. The UN remarks came in a report by its Secretary General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) during the period from May 29th to September 3rd 2014. The report said that members of the so-called “armed opposition” transported 47 of its wounded members through “the ceasefire line” and handed them to the “Israeli army”, indicating that the “Israeli army” handed 43 of...
  • Dem Congressman: ‘Forces That Will Rise If ISIS Is Destroyed Are Nearly as Evil as ISIS’

    09/10/2014 10:44:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 94 replies
    CNS News ^ | Sept. 9, 2011 | Melanie Hunter
    CNSNews.com) - Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Ca.), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, warned Tuesday that destroying ISIS would only empower those fighting against the terrorist group – who are almost as evil as ISIS. “If you destroy one power in the Middle East, you empower the other side, and the four groups that are fighting ISIS now are in many ways nearly as evil as ISIS itself, and in fact, those who are fighting against ISIS today on the ground have killed far more Americans than ISIS has,” said Sherman, top Democrat on the Terrorism, Nonproliferation and...
  • Iran, Russia Boost Nuclear Ties

    09/12/2014 12:18:26 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    The heads of Iran and Russia’s state-run nuclear agencies discussed the construction of new nuclear plants in Iran during a meeting held on Friday around the same time that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, also sat down for a chat about Tehran’s ongoing nuclear negotiations with the West, according to regional reports. Behrouz Kamalvanda, a top official at Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) met early Friday with Sergey Kirivenko, the director general of Russia’s state-run nuclear company, Rosatom, to discuss way the two nations can “boost nuclear cooperation,” according to Iran’s state run news agencies....
  • Estonian Counterintelligence Officer Abducted to Russia at Gunpoint....

    09/05/2014 9:02:13 AM PDT · by Dagnabitt · 101 replies
    An official from the Internal Security Service (ISS), Estonia's national agency for counterintelligence and high-profile corruption investigations, was abducted at gunpoint at Luhamaa border checkpoint this morning where he was discharging service duties, and taken to Russia. There is no indication that the abduction is more than an isolated criminal incident, but on the backdrop of international tensions, the situation is being treated seriously. The incident occurred at about 9:00 on the Estonian side of the border and was preceded by jamming of communications and use of a smoke grenade, the agency said; the interference was said to originate from...
  • MH17 destroyed in instant by 'number of high-energy objects', says report

    09/09/2014 12:46:36 PM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9 September 2014 | Julian Borger and Gwyn Topham
    <p>Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was destroyed in an instant when the cockpit and other parts of the fuselage were peppered by "a large number of high-energy objects," causing the plane to break apart over eastern Ukraine before anyone could raise an alarm, according to a preliminary report on the disaster which was released on Tuesday.</p>
  • Will the Real Rand Paul Please Stand Up?

    09/06/2014 10:24:11 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | September 05, 2014 | RICK SANTORUM
    The Kentucky senator is trying to tell us he’s not an isolationist. That dog won’t hunt.Rand Paul insists he’s not an “isolationist.” Writing this week in TIME, he says, “I look at the world, and consider war, realistically and constitutionally.”But in reality, the Kentucky senator has advanced a brand of neo-isolationism and appeasement that is as short-sighted as it mistaken. Despite his recent, and frantic efforts to recast himself as not completely ridiculous on national security issues, the truth is his record often puts him in league with Barack Obama—or even to the president’s left. Anyone who truly cares about...
  • America Shouldn't Choose Sides in Iraq's Civil War

    09/06/2014 10:32:19 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 42 replies
    Online WSJ ^ | June 19, 2014 7:12 p.m. ET | Rand Paul
    Obama has made mistakes but so did Bush by invading. There's no good case for U.S. military intervention now. Though many claim the mantle of Ronald Reagan on foreign policy, too few look at how he really conducted it. The Iraq war is one of the best examples of where we went wrong because we ignored that.In 1984, Reagan's Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger developed the following criteria for war, primarily to avoid another Vietnam. His speech, "The Uses of Military Power," boils down to this: The United States should not commit forces to combat unless the vital national interests...
  • Rand Paul stands alone against Senate's 'preemptive war' resolution for Iran

    09/06/2014 10:46:01 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    RT.Com ^ | September 22, 2012 19:52
    s a de-facto declaration of war. The measure, which was introduced several months ago by Senators Lindsey Graham, Bob Casey and Joe Lieberman, supports continuing to pressure Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment program. The resolution advocates using methods other than containment to stop Iran, including exerting economic and diplomatic pressure. Senate Joint Resolution 41 “rejects any United States policy that would rely on efforts to contain a nuclear weapons-capable Iran.” Senators expressed their fears regarding Iran’s nuclear capabilities. “We know that Iran would create access for terrorists – access for them – to these nuclear weapons, making the Middle...
  • Rand Paul's New Foreign Policy Realpolitik

    09/06/2014 5:00:29 PM PDT · by Noremac · 10 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | September 6, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    WASHINGTON, September 6, 2014 — Rand Paul’s opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal sums up his analysis of how the menace of the Islamic State developed, and clearly declares that it must be dealt with: "The Islamic State represents a threat that should be taken seriously. But we should also recall how recent foreign-policy decisions have helped these extremists so that we don’t make the same mistake of potentially aiding our enemies again". The Christian Science Monitor wonders, “Has Rand Paul become a Hawk?” and outlines his pre-existing image: His relatively dovish foreign-policy views have long been seen as...
  • Don't worry folks; Putin is not invading Kiev.

    09/02/2014 8:26:19 AM PDT · by dangus · 36 replies
    Vanity | Dangus
    "If I want to, I could invade Kiev in two weeks, " says Putin. And with that deliberately misinterpreted sentence, the Western powers that be completely lose their mind. A brief lesson in symbolic logic to explain what Putin meant: p-> q (If I want to, I could invade Kiev in two weeks,) ~q (Putin is not invading Kiev in two weeks.) therefore, ~p (Putin doesn't want to.) Putin was explicitly saying that he has no interest in invading Kiev. And that's because he knows it's not in his political best interest. When Russia annexed Crimea, although I didn't create...
  • NASA is Building the Largest Rocket of All Time For a 2018 Launch

    09/01/2014 1:34:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 56 replies
    The Verge ^ | August 31, 2014 | Staff
    NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the simply-named Space Launch System, a new rocket that will be the largest ever built at 384 feet tall, surpassing even the mighty Saturn V (363 feet), the rocket that took humanity to the moon. It will also be more powerful, with 20 percent more thrust using liquid hydrogen and oxygen as fuel. Last week, NASA announced that the Space Launch System, SLS for short, is on track to perform its first unmanned test launch in 2018. The larger goal...
  • The United States’ biggest 'allies' are funding ISIL

    08/31/2014 11:56:04 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    Press TV ^ | August 31, 2014
    US President Barack Obama’s authorization of airstrikes on ISIS targets in Iraq serves as an opportunity to remind ourselves which countries are bankrolling the deadly terror group. The answer: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey and Qatar – three of the United States’ biggest allies in the region. Last night Obama announced limited airstrikes to slow the advance of ISIS fighters and help members of the Yazidi religious minority group who were forced to flee into a mountainous region in the north of Iraq to avoid slaughter. However, the administration has failed to put pressure on several (Persian) Gulf states that are...
  • A photo showing John McCain with ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi (Video included

    08/30/2014 10:58:35 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    YouTube via Investment Watch ^ | August 25, 2014 | Staff
    Syrian Emergency Task Force... Voice of Mouaz Moustafa, Executive Director, Syrian Emergency Task Force
  • Europe is Exporting Takfiri Barbarity to Iraq, Somalia and Syria

    08/27/2014 7:08:47 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 12 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | August 28, 2014 | Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker
    Europe is Exporting Takfiri Barbarity to Iraq, Somalia and Syria Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Syria continues to face a civilizational war because Takfiri indoctrination, Gulf petrodollar terrorism, international jihadists, sectarian forces and the intrigues of major NATO powers are threatening this secular state. At the same time, Europe is exporting Takfiri barbarity to Iraq, Somalia and Syria because of Gulf petrodollars within Europe; the intrigues of security services; allowing Takfiri clerics to indoctrinate; and enabling natural breeding grounds to flourish throughout Europe. Therefore, the rich mosaic of Syria faces a civilizational war...
  • James Foley Beheading Likely Fake, Staged Experts Say

    08/24/2014 7:28:24 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 54 replies
    News.com.au ^ | August 25, 2014 | News.com.au
    DRUDGE REPORT: PAPER: Foley video with Briton was staged, experts say... London hip-hop artist Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary key suspect in hunt for killer of American journalist James Foley News.com.au August 25, 2014 http://www.news.com.au/world/london-hiphop-artist-abdelmajed-abdel-bary-key-suspect-in-hunt-for-killer-of-american-journalist-james-foley/story-fndir2ev-1227034541900 THE beheading of American journalist, James Foley, at the hands of ISIS militants shocked the world but forensic experts have revealed the video was probably staged, with the murder happening off camera. The UK Times reported that an international forensic science company, which has worked for police forces across Britain, said there is no question Foley was beheaded but that camera trickery and post-production techniques look to...
  • Siege of Mecca, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Syria: US and Gulf Destabilization Policies

    08/23/2014 10:07:26 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 15 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | August 24, 2014 | Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker
    Siege of Mecca, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Syria: US and Gulf Destabilization PoliciesMurad Makhmudov and Lee Jay WalkerModern Tokyo Times In the 1980s the United States, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and some other nations began to fund Sunni Islamic terrorism in Afghanistan. This meddling came hot on the heels of the Siege of Mecca in Saudi Arabia in 1979. Therefore, funding radical Sunni Islamism in Afghanistan came at a very opportunistic time for the rulers based in Saudi Arabia. Pakistan became the central base in training international jihadists and spreading Islamism in Afghanistan. Irrespective of the motives in...
  • Ukraine rebel leader claims French 'experts' joining separatists

    08/24/2014 1:52:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    expatica.com ^ | August 28, 2014
    The president of the self-declared pro-Russian People's Republic of Donetsk claimed on Sunday French military "experts" were joining separatist forces battling government troops in eastern Ukraine. "Tomorrow, we will receive officers from France. They are specialists ready to fight with us," Alexandre Zakhartchenko said at a Sunday press conference. However, he gave no details on the French servicemen, nor did he specify their numbers. There are also "Serbs and Swiss" among the pro-Moscow militants who are fighting for "European and socialist ideals", Zakhartchenko claimed.
  • Islamic State militants capture key Syrian air base - giving them open road to the sea

    08/24/2014 9:39:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/24/14 | Dan Bloom
    Islamic State militants capture key Syrian air base - giving them open road to the sea and massive store of weapons and ammunition. Islamic State militants have seized a major Syrian air base, wiping out the last government stronghold in a province dominated by jihadists. The extremists won a week-long battle today to capture the sprawling Tabqa base 25 miles from their stronghold in Raqqa, reportedly killing dozens of soldiers in the process. The base was reportedly one of the military's largest facilities in the region, with several warplane squadrons, helicopters, tanks, artillery and ammunition. Its capture is a huge...
  • Ukraine Says Troops Entered Rebel-Held City

    08/17/2014 7:07:44 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 20 replies
    AP/ABC NEWS ^ | 17 Aug 14 | Peter Leonard
    Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday. However, the military acknowledged that one of its fighter planes was shot down by the separatists, who have been bullish about their ability to continue the battle and have bragged about receiving support from Russia. Ukraine's national security council said government forces captured a district police station in Luhansk on Saturday after bitter clashes in the Velika Vergunka neighborhood.
  • Ukrainians Lviv station: greeted soldiers who came from the front with ovation. awesome VIDEO

    08/17/2014 4:52:57 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    Ukrainians in Lviv station ovation greeted the soldiers who came from the front. awesome VIDEO This is not an advertisement, is met by border guards in Lviv area of ATO [Anti Terrorist Operation] A;so fond at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da54oztCDM0#t=12
  • UKRAINE: "Interview: I Was A Separatist Fighter In Ukraine" [VIDEO]

    08/17/2014 7:05:36 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 19 replies
    Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty ^ | Sunday, August 17, 2014
    Sunday, August 17, 2014 Artur Gasparyan, a 24-year-old native of Spitak, Armenia, was recruited in Moscow in May to fight in eastern Ukraine. Now back in the Russian capital, he spoke with Mumin Shakirov of RFE/RL's Russian Service (see original in Russian here) in detail about his experiences. RFE/RL: You expressed interest in going to Ukraine on a forum on Vkontakte after you read about the fire in the Odesa Trade Union Building in which 42 pro-Moscow separatists died. What happened next? Artur Gasparyan: About 10 guys showed up at a meeting somewhere near VDNKh [the All-Russian Exhibition Center in...
  • Ukraine crisis: Rebel fighters 'trained in Russia' [rebel leader]

    08/16/2014 10:21:33 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | August 16, 2014
    The new rebel leader in east Ukraine's Donetsk region has said his forces include 1,200 fighters who underwent military training in Russia. Addressing a meeting, Alexander Zakharchenko said the fighters had trained "four months on the territory of the Russian Federation". The rebels, he said, had reserves of 150 combat vehicles, including tanks. An earlier mistranslation of his words suggested Mr Zakharchenko had said the vehicles were on their way from Russia. Russia has denied claims by Ukraine and Western reporters that military aid to the rebels has been crossing the border.[] Mr Zakharchenko, who became the prime minister of...
  • Ukraine separatist leader says rebels getting tanks and reinforcements

    08/16/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 Aug 14 | Thomas Grove
    Reuters) - Ukrainian rebels are receiving new armoured vehicles and fighters trained in Russia, with which they plan to launch a major counter-offensive against government forces, a separatist leader said in a video released on Saturday. The four-month conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached a critical phase, with Kiev and Western governments watching nervously to see if Russia will intervene in support of the increasingly besieged rebels - an intention Moscow denies. Alexander Zakharchenko, prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, said the rebels were in the process of receiving some 150 armoured vehicles, including 30 tanks, and 1,200...
  • Pro-Russian Forces Are Starting To Unravel In Ukraine

    08/16/2014 11:30:52 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 32 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | 15 Aug 14 | Anna Malpas and Anais Llobet
    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have sustained dramatic setbacks after top military chiefs quit and Kiev's forces pummeled their strongholds, cutting off a key rebel-held city from the Russian border. Kiev's advance came as the Russian "humanitarian" convoy parked up close to the frontier, with doubts still swirling over what the trucks contained and whether they would be allowed to cross. According to reports in two British newspapers, a smaller group of Russian vehicles, including armored cars, did cross the border into Ukraine late Thursday. The Daily Telegraph "witnessed a column of vehicles including both armoured personal carriers and soft-skinned...
  • Ukraine forces destroy most of a column of Russian military vehicles, president says

    08/16/2014 4:52:59 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 234 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 15 Aug 14 | Michael Birnbaum
    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday that Ukrainian forces had attacked and destroyed part of a column of Russian military vehicles on Ukrainian territory, a step that, if confirmed, would represent a significant escalation of hostilities between Ukraine and Russia. Poroshenko told British Prime Minister David Cameron that “the majority” of a column of Russian military vehicles “had been destroyed by the Ukrainian artillery at night,” his office said in a statement. The announcement came as NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday that the defense alliance had seen an “incursion” into Ukraine the previous night.
  • GRAPHIC Russians shelling cities and villages with heavy mortars

    08/15/2014 7:23:37 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 4 replies
    Ukraine@War ^ | 08/14/2014 | Ukraine@War
    Videos, pictures and explanation can be found at link. From the article: Translation (of angry residents): This shooting is from the city, but this is not Ukrainian army. Exactly. The is shooting from new DNR. They want to break all private houses here. They make this especially for picture and for tv for Russia. They make especially this, because they want that it look like Ukrainian army make this. But it was never that Ukrainian army was shooting. Show this on tv what I say: this is only for picture on tv. They said all this was destroyed by Ukrainian...
  • UKRAINE: "Will soon find out whether Putin is ready for a new world war," Tymchuk

    Focal correspondent met with Dmitry Tymchuk in Mariinsky Park. Shortly after the start of the conversation to our reporter a passing young guy: walked over, shook hands and warmly thanked for his work. During the Russian aggression in Ukraine Tymchuk has become the most quoted military expert in the country. Coordinator of the "Information resistance" guardedly optimistic, after the removal of certain separatist groups from the Russian supplies, their defeat may be a matter of a few days. Of course, if Vladimir Putin decides on a direct invasion, the conflict will be very different in magnitude, but in the meantime,...
  • West faces tough choices if Russia, Ukraine fight

    08/16/2014 7:34:51 AM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 8/16/2014 | Peter Apps
    If Russia and Ukraine slide into outright war, the United States and allies will face tough choices on how to support a friendly state they have no intention of making a full NATO member. If Moscow ever took any such action against a NATO member, that would inevitably trigger the alliance's Chapter 5 mutual defense clause, essentially committing it to war. Ukraine, however, is not a member and Western officials say is unlikely to become one any time soon.
  • The Outlook For Germany In One Word: 'Grim'

    08/12/2014 12:59:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12 August 2014 | Sam Ro
    Confidence in Germany is crumbling. The ZEW investor confidence survey index plunged to 44.3 in August from 61.8 a month ago. This was much worse than the 54.0 expected by economists. To make things worse, the expectations index crashed to 8.6 from 27.1. This was the lowest reading since December 2012. Economists were expecting 17.0. "In one line: Grim, as slump in investor sentiment deepens," said Pantheon Economics' Claus Vistesen. "Given the recent sharp drawdown in equities, a drop in sentiment was expected, but the decline was larger than anticipated, reinforcing downside risk to the economy." Some of this deterioration...
  • Lawsuit challenges loss to Sen. Cochran in Miss.

    08/14/2014 2:33:58 PM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 14, 2014 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and JEFF AMY
    A tea party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran or order a new election. Certified results of the June 24 runoff show Cochran defeated McDaniel by 7,667 votes. But McDaniel says his campaign found thousands of irregularities, including about 3,500 people who voted in the June 3 Democratic primary and June 24 runoff. Mississippi voters don't register by party, but such crossover voting is prohibited.
  • Odessa "Massacre" Propaganda vs. the Facts

    08/10/2014 12:36:44 PM PDT · by WildSnail · 48 replies
    Human Rights in Ukraine ^ | 8/10/2014 | Halya Coynash
    http://khpg.org.index.php?id=1407453894Odessa "Massacre" Propaganda vs. the FactsHalya Coynash The tragic events in Odessa on May 2, 2014, are rapidly being transformed into a propaganda campaign for Moscow. The facts are now available and need to be widely known. By allowing outrageous claims of a fascist ‘massacre’ to go unrefuted, we risk proving yet again how very little human beings learn from history.While the horrific reality of MH17 was so vivid in people’s minds, the alternative reality presented in the Russian media was widely recognized as grotesque. Denial may seem comical now, it will not necessarily in a few months or in...
  • Ron Paul: US 'likely hiding truth' on downed Malaysian Flight MH17

    08/10/2014 10:58:30 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 50 replies
    Russia Propaganda Today ^ | August 10, 2014 | unattributed, naturally
    Former Congressman Ron Paul said the US knows ‘more than it is telling’ about the Malaysian aircraft that crashed in eastern Ukraine last month, killing 298 people on board and seriously damaging US-Russian relations in the process. In an effort to inject some balance of opinion, not to mention pure sanity, into the ongoing debate over what happened to Malaysian Flight MH17, Ron Paul is convinced the US government is withholding information on the catastrophe. "The US government has grown strangely quiet on the accusation that it was Russia or her allies that brought down the Malaysian airliner with a...
  • Will NATO's Turkey join Russia, or Muslim Militants, as Obama's "Pen and Phone" Military weakens?

    08/08/2014 8:04:04 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 11 replies
    Graewoulf | August 8, 2014 | Graewoulf
    As the well-coordinated, Russian and Militant Muslim giant military pincer maneuver continues to rapidly succeed for control of the Eastern Mediterranean formerly Sovereign Nations, will NATO's Turkey soon have to decide if Obama's failed "Pen and Phone, Whack-a-Mole" Military Exceptionalism, is better or worse than Putin or ISIS? Control of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Suez Canal by Russia's Navy would allow the free flow of Muslim Militant's Oil to the Russian-controlled Ukraine Oil Pipelines to Europe, at a mutually beneficial price to Putin and ISIS, of course.
  • Scathing Anti-West Editorial in German Handelsblatt; Reader Emails on "Small Price to Pay"

    08/10/2014 9:44:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Yesterday, a reader told me about a must-read article in the German financial newspaper Handelsblatt. Having no details other than it was a"must read" I failed to locate the article after attempting translations of the Handelsblatt home page. Zero Hedge did find the article, entitled "West on the Wrong Path". It turns out, there is a version of the editorial in German, English, and Russian. Citing parallels to WWI, author Gabor Steingart, publisher of Handelsblatt, Germany’s leading financial newspaper, blasts the Western response (especially US and German) response to the situation in Ukraine. "Small Price to Pay" vs. "West on...
  • A History Lesson For Jesse Ventura on His Hero Che Guevara

    08/08/2014 1:11:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    “I respect the fact that he would die for his convictions. So a mirror of Che Guevara has a profound place in my house. I’m not the least ashamed to say that when I go to wash my hands I look at Che,” gloats Jesse Ventura. "The jury saw the evidence,” gloats Jesse Ventura regarding his judicial victory over Chris Kyle’s widow. “And the jury found that I had been defamed….Chris Kyle did lie and Jesse Ventura told the truth. I am a victim here." “Judicial evidence is an archaic bourgeois detail. We execute (and jail and torture and steal)...
  • Ron Paul: US ‘hiding truth’ on downed Malaysian plane

    08/10/2014 7:21:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/14 06:08 PM EDT | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) accused the U.S. government of “hiding” the truth behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine last month. “The U.S. government has grown strangely quiet on the accusation that it was Russia or her allies that brought down the Malaysian airliner with a Buk anti-aircraft missile,” Paul said on his news website Thursday. […] “It’s hard to believe that the U.S., with all of its spy satellites available for monitoring everything in Ukraine, that precise proof of who did what and when is not available,” the former lawmaker and GOP...
  • Ukrainian forces encircle rebel-held city, talk of truce collapses

    08/10/2014 9:43:37 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 10, 2014 | Richard Balmforth and Sergei Karpukhin
    Artillery shells slammed into the outskirts of the Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday as government forces tightened the noose around the rebel-held redoubt and called on pro-Russian separatists to surrender. To the east of Donetsk, government forces and the separatists were fighting for control of the town of Krasny Luch, a rail and road junction through which Kiev says the rebels are receiving supplies of Russian military equipment. Talk of a ceasefire, a possibility raised by a separatist leader on Saturday, evaporated as Kiev government forces kept up an offensive to crush the rebels. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko...
  • De-Dollarization Accelerates - China/Russia Complete Currency Swap Agreement

    08/09/2014 5:24:13 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9 Aug 14 | Tyler Durden
    The last 3 months have seen Russia's "de-dollarization" plans accelerate. First Gazprom clients shift to Euros and Renminbi, then the UK signs currency swap agreements with China, then NATO ally Turkey cuts ties and mulls de-dollarization, Switzerland jumps in the currency swap agreements, and BRICS create their own non-US-based funding vehicle, and then finally this week, Russia's oligarchs have shifted cash holdings to Hong Kong. But this week, as RT reports, Russian and Chinese central banks have agreed a draft currency swap agreement, which will allow them to increase trade in domestic currencies and cut the dependence on the US...
  • Malaysia wants the ‘missing’ Ukrainian ATC tapes

    08/09/2014 5:00:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    New StraightsTimes ^ | 8-8-2014 | HARIS HUSSAIN AND TASNIM LOKMAN
    UKRAINE has denied that its State Security Service (SBU) had seized the air-to-ground transmission tapes between its air traffic controllers and Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on the day the jetliner was shot down. Its ambassador to Malaysia Ihor Humennyi, in an exclusive interview with the New Straits Times, said that reports alleging that the SBU had seized the recordings had not been independently verified or confirmed by Kiev. “There is no proof or any evidence that the tapes were confiscated by the SBU. “I only read this in the newspapers.” Almost immediately after the shootdown, several news agencies, including the...
  • The U.S. Airstrikes in Northern Iraq Are All About Oil

    08/10/2014 12:16:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 8, 2014 | John B. Judis
    Last night, President Barack Obama announced that he was authorizing American airstrikes in Iraq. He described his intervention as a “humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain” and as an effort “to protect our American personnel.” One word that he didn’t mention is “oil,” but it lies near the center of American motives for intervention. The United States is conducting airdrops to aid the Yazidis who have fled the advance of Islamic State militants, but it is conducting airstrikes around Erbil, which is to the west. There are American consular personnel in...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-06 : Obama, Buchanan, and Baldwin -- The Cost of Rejecting Reality

    08/07/2014 2:56:14 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 13 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-06 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 6, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Obama, Buchanan, and Baldwin -- The Cost of Rejecting Reality ===================================================== President Obama is in serious danger of joining a select group of disastrous leaders who put their people and their country in desperate circumstances that cost lives and risked ruinous defeat. Almost everywhere you look around the world, the situation is worse for the United States and worse for freedom than when President Obama took office—in many cases catastrophically so. There isn’t much sign that he recognizes this or is particularly concerned. Iraq is the most obvious (and potentially most dangerous) example....
  • Spanish civil war nostalgics join fight alongside Ukrainian rebels

    08/09/2014 6:35:25 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 20 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Kazbek Basayev
    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Angel Davilla-Rivas, a Spaniard who came to east Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels, proudly shows off two big monochrome portraits of Soviet leaders Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, tattooed on the right and left side of his torso. Davilla-Rivas and his comrade Rafa Munez, both in their mid-twenties, traveled by train from Madrid to eastern Ukraine where they joined the Vostok battalion, the most prominent and heavily armed unit fighting Ukrainian troops. "I am the only son, and it hurts my mother and father and my family a lot that I am putting myself at...
  • Ukraine says stops Russian troops invading, Moscow calls statement 'fairy tale'

    08/09/2014 7:17:44 AM PDT · by McGruff · 44 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Aug 9, 2014 | KIEV
    Ukraine said on Saturday it had headed off an attempt by Russia to send troops into Ukraine under the guise of peacekeepers with the aim of provoking a large-scale military conflict, a statement Moscow dismissed as a "fairy tale". A senior aide to Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said a large Russian military convoy had been heading for the border on Friday under a supposed agreement with the Red Cross, but had stopped after an appeal by Kiev to Russia.
  • Russia: Apparent US Sub Driven From Barents Sea

    08/09/2014 8:30:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 9, 2014
    Russian state news agencies say the country's navy claims to have driven away a submarine believed to be American that entered Russia's northern waters. The reports said the fleet sent several vessels and an anti-submarine Il-38 aircraft to drive the submarine away.
  • Over 10,000 killed in Kiev’s punitive op - Ukrainian MPs

    08/08/2014 9:46:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 130 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 8-8-2014 | RT
    More than ten thousand people have been killed in Kiev’s punitive operation in southeastern Ukraine since April, said a Ukrainian parliamentary group. The MPs addressed the president urging to declassify information on citizens killed. The Ukrainian parliamentary group “For peace and stability” said on Friday that the figure was given by volunteer groups working in the east of the country, ITAR-TASS reported. “We have estimated that just in the first two weeks of July nearly 2,500 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the area of the ‘anti-terrorist operation’,” the group said in a statement in the Verhovnaya Rada (Ukraine’s parliament). “The...
  • Obama is a ‘War Criminal’ For Supporting Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians – Cornel West

    08/06/2014 1:53:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Russia Today ^ | August 6, 2014 | Staff
    Professor and political activist Cornel West declared President Barack Obama a “war criminal,” arguing that his support of Israel and his drone policy make him complicit in the deaths of innocent people. The controversial activist made the comments at a pro-Palestinian rally in Washington, DC on Saturday, according to Talking Points Memo. West began his speech by pointing to the deteriorating situation in Gaza, where more than 1,800 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis have been killed, criticizing Israel’s offensive in the region in front of a “Free Palestine” banner. His comments regarding President Obama begin at around the three-minute...