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  • Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary

    09/17/2014 3:29:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2014 4:37 AM EDT | Vanessa Gera
    It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: “Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?” Though she was half joking, her comment revealed an anxiety Poles express frequently these days—that Russian aggression in Ukraine could spread, upending this NATO and European Union member’s most peaceful and prosperous era in centuries. […] Anxieties hang in the air as Poland marks the 75th anniversary Wednesday of the Soviet invasion of Poland at the start of World War II, one of several Russian attacks on its neighbor over the past...
  • Russia warns US against strikes on Islamic State in Syria

    09/11/2014 8:58:50 AM PDT · by traumer · 61 replies
    Russia has warned that US air strikes against militants in Syria would be a "gross violation" of international law. A Russian foreign ministry spokesman said any such action, without the backing of the UN, would be "an act of aggression". It comes as US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia to try to build a coalition against Islamic State (IS) militants. President Obama has threatened action against IS in Syria as well as Iraq. IS controls large parts of Syria and Iraq after a rapid military advance. In a speech outlining his strategy, Mr Obama...
  • Russia push into Ukraine ‘unacceptable’: Germany

    08/11/2014 12:45:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 10 Aug 2014 09:52 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Russian intervention in Ukraine, including for expressed humanitarian purposes is “unacceptable” without Kiev’s authorization, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her US counterpart Barack Obama agreed in a telephone call Saturday. Such a move “violates international law, and will provoke additional consequences,” the White House said in a statement afterwards, referencing the numerous economic sanctions already in place against Moscow. …
  • Obama hits reset button on wobbly public response to Malaysia Airlines shootdown

    07/19/2014 8:11:12 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 19 Jul 2014 | Olivier Knox
    President Obama on Friday called the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 an “outrage of unspeakable proportions,” declared it a “wake-up call” for timid European leaders, and all but laid blame for the tragedy directly at the doorstep of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Obama’s blunt language, delivered in the White House briefing room from behind a lectern with the presidential seal, offered a stark contrast to his muddled public handling of the disaster a day earlier. As the news broke on Thursday, the White House signaled that the president had first learned about the world-shaking events from Putin at the...
  • Vladimir Putin orders Russian troops onto 'combat alert' as Ukraine fighting spills across border

    06/21/2014 8:03:03 AM PDT · by mykroar · 4 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 6/21/14 | By Roland Oliphant, Moscow
    Vladimir Putin has ordered troops in central Russia onto “combat alert” in snap military drills a day after confirming the country is beefing up its presence on the Ukrainian border. The move, which will not affect troops stationed on the Ukrainian border, follows a series of reports of fighting in eastern Ukraine spilling over the frontier into Russia. Announcing the move on Saturday morning Sergei Shoigu, the Russian defence minister, said the drills would run from June 21 to June 28. “In accordance with [Mr Putin’s] order, from 11.00am Moscow time the troops of the central military district as well...
  • Russia Obsesses Over State Department Spokeswoman

    06/21/2014 5:36:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 21, 2014 | By Kirit Radia
    Russia is somewhat obsessed with Jen Psaki. The State Department spokeswoman has turned into Russia’s favorite punching bag as relations with the United States have deteriorated over the crisis in Ukraine. She is demonized on television. Her gaffes are celebrated widely as internet memes on Russian social media. A popular radio morning show even mocked her in a song set to a popular children’s tune. “There is nobody more competent than Psaki, nobody more pretty, or smarter,” sang the chorus, sarcastically. The song accused her of peddling “nonsense” to journalists and urged her to “keep it up, we want to...
  • Hillary Clinton spins her record on Israel

    03/20/2014 10:31:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/20/14 | Jennifer Rubin
    Hillary Clinton is trying to impress voters that she’s a true friend of Israel, which is odd given that relations with the Jewish state reached a low point while she was secretary of State. The Post reports: “Hillary Rodham Clinton cast doubt on the interim nuclear agreement with Iran, saying in a muscular policy speech [in New York] Wednesday night that she is ‘personally skeptical’ that Iran’s leaders will follow through on a comprehensive agreement to end their march toward nuclear weapons. Still, the former secretary of state and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate told a pro-Israel audience in New...
  • Biden Heads to Europe to Send Signal to Putin

    03/17/2014 9:11:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/17/14 | Josh Lederman
    Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Europe to send a clear signal to Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO´-tihn) about his intervention in Ukraine. Biden leaves Monday evening for Warsaw, where he´ll meet Tuesday with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and President Bronislaw Komorowski. He´ll meet separately with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. In Lithuania, Biden plans to meet with President Dalia Grybauskaite and Latvia´s President Andris Berzins. The meetings with the NATO allies are part of a broader U.S. campaign to persuade Putin to back off in Ukraine. As Biden was preparing to leave for Europe, Putin recognized Crimea´s...
  • Russia Reportedly Eyeing Latin America As Part Of Overseas Military Base Expansion

    03/08/2014 10:43:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 4, 2014 | Bill Vourvoulias
    At the same time that Russia was denying having blockaded Ukrainian naval facilities in Crimea, little-noticed reports came out of Moscow saying that Vladimir Putin’s government had ongoing conversations with eight foreign countries with the objective of building overseas military facilities, including in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. “We need bases for refueling near the equator and in other places,” Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, was quoted as saying by news agency ITAR-Tass. […] Attempts to reach spokespeople at the U.S. State and Defense Departments went unanswered Monday due to weather concerns, but analysts were split about how ominously to take...
  • PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Used Middle Finger to Hit Hillary's "Reset Button"

    03/04/2014 4:50:01 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
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  • Reset: U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul Announces Resignation

    02/04/2014 7:47:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 4, 2014 - 10:06 am | Kim Zigfeld
    In November of 2013, Russian media reported that U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul would soon resign; McFaul emphatically denied he was going anywhere. Yet today, he announced his resignation. Izvestia and Gazeta.ru reported the news back in November. […] McFaul is the chief architect of Obama’s “reset” policy with Russia, a policy that diagnosed Vladimir Putin not as a dangerous foe of the U.S. but as a misunderstood statesman who had been alienated by Republican policies inspired by Ronald Reagan. In practice, “reset” was McFaul’s euphemism for appeasement. The results of this policy were completely predictable: sensing weakness, Putin...
  • Egypt Turning from US to Russia for Military Aid

    11/06/2013 12:09:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 11/5/2013, 5:13 PM | Ari Yashar
    An Egyptian delegation visited Moscow last Thursday to strengthen ties between the two countries, reports Haaretz, just a few days after America announced the suspension of $250 million in military aid to Egypt. With the return of the delegation from Moscow, Egypt expressed intentions to buy MiG-29 planes and other military equipment from Russia in a $15 billion deal. Some reports indicate Saudi Arabia—which is itself experiencing something of a crisis in its relations with the Obama administration—will help finance the deal. …
  • North Korea warns of 'all-out war' as it refuses to sign pact with US

    10/12/2013 9:37:34 AM PDT · by yoe · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 12, 2013
    North Korea has issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail". The country also refused to sign a non-aggression pact that John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, offered last week on condition of denuclearisation. In a thinly veiled threat to strike the United States, the North's National Defence Commission (NDC), chaired by leader Kim Jong-Un, said the US government must withdraw its policy of hostility against the North if it wants peace on both the Korean peninsula and the "US mainland".
  • American Technologists and Entrepreneurs Re-Set Russian Relations (Shale boom threatens Putin)

    09/04/2013 8:50:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 4, 2013 | Sir Tony Brenton and Mark Mills
    Unsurprisingly, oil prices are up in reaction to the Syrian mess. It’s worth keeping in mind that President Putin is at the top of the list of world leaders who benefit from this. The linkage between oil prices and Russia’s revenues cannot be ignored in calibrating what has, and may happen yet in the Middle East. Hydrocarbons account for two-thirds of Russian export revenues and nearly half of its state budget. And until very recently just two regions, Russia and the Middle East, dominated world trade in oil and gas. Russia has regularly boasted of being an “energy superpower”. Indeed...
  • Obama Plans Gay Rights Push in Russia

    09/03/2013 1:39:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 03 Sep 2013 08:57 AM | (Newsmax Wires)
    With tensions between the United States and Russia already strained to the breaking point, President Barack Obama is preparing to press Russian President Vladimir Putin even more by meeting with Russian gay rights groups and human rights activists during this week’s trip to St. Petersburg for the G-20 summit. According to BuzzFeed, rights groups, including Coming Out, a St. Petersburg-based LGBT group, have been invited to meet with Obama on Thursday. … The meeting with the human rights groups is not the first time President Obama has met with Russian opposition activists. He last met with non-governmental organizations representing various...
  • Iran, U.S. signal will to engage as new president sworn in

    08/04/2013 9:49:17 AM PDT · by Innovative · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 4, 2013 | Yeganeh Torbati and Marcus George
    Iran and the United States signaled a fresh will on Sunday to seek to end the dispute over Tehran's nuclear program after Hassan Rouhani was sworn in as president and called for dialogue to reduce "antagonism and aggression". "The only way for interaction with Iran is dialogue on an equal footing, confidence-building and mutual respect as well as reducing antagonism and aggression," Rouhani told parliament after taking his oath of office. "If you want the right response, don't speak with Iran in the language of sanctions, speak in the language of respect," he said. Within hours, the United States said...
  • Obama cancels meeting with Putin amid Snowden tensions

    08/07/2013 6:20:39 AM PDT · by don-o · 190 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 7, 2013
    n a rare diplomatic snub, President Obama is canceling plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month. The decision reflects both U.S. anger over Russia's harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and growing frustration within the Obama administration over what it sees as Moscow's stubbornness on other key issues, including missile defense and human rights. Obama will still attend the Group of 20 economic summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, but a top White House official said the president had no plans to hold one-on-one talks with Putin while there. Instead of visiting Putin in...
  • Obama considers canceling Moscow summit with Putin

    07/18/2013 4:20:07 PM PDT · by don-o · 66 replies
    AP - via Fox News ^ | July 18, 2013
    WASHINGTON – The White House is considering canceling a fall summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, a move that would further aggravate the already tense relationship between the two leaders. The White House is dangling that option over the Russians as Moscow considers a temporary asylum petition from Edward Snowden, the American accused of leaking information about classified U.S. intelligence programs. But officials have privately signaled that scrapping the bilateral talks would also be retaliation for other areas of disagreement with Russia, including its continued support for Syrian President Bashar Assad's attacks against civilians.
  • Russia Today Publishes Excerpts of Allegedly Hacked Benghazi Emails

    03/19/2013 6:19:05 PM PDT · by hope · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/19/13 | Liberty Chick
    Russia Today has released excerpts of what are said to be highly sensitive emails sent from a former Clinton administration staffer to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton following the September attacks on the consulate in Benghazi, obtained this week by a hacker known as "Guccifer."
  • The sins of Secretary Clinton are falling on John Kerry

    03/06/2013 10:40:39 AM PST · by what's up · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 6, 2013 | Richard Grenell
    John Kerry is going to have a rough tenure as secretary of state. But let’s face it, whoever came after Hillary Clinton was going to have to deal with a foreign affairs press corps that has been sleeping for four years. From the moment Hillary entered Foggy Bottom, political reporters have treated their beloved secretary of state with kid gloves. Watching media outlets now play catch-up on just how dangerous the world really is makes you feel a bit sorry for Kerry. Suddenly the State Department reporters have realized that Iran is about to get a nuclear weapon, GITMO is...
  • Obama seeks to reset relationship with Netanyahu

    02/06/2013 5:28:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2013 8:05 PM EST | Julie Pace
    After a long and chilly four years, Barack Obama hopes to reset his relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he makes his first trip to Israel as president this spring. Obama won’t be carrying any big new Mideast peace plans when he embarks on the trip, which will also include a stop in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, officials say. But repairing the relationship with Netanyahu, a key ally with whom Obama has often been at odds, could itself be a crucial step toward reopening a pathway to peace in the region. … Despite the deep ties between the...
  • Russia Terminates Anti-Crime Cooperation Agreement With U.S. [Obama and Hillary FAIL]

    01/30/2013 9:21:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Russia is terminating the agreement on cooperation with the United States in the fields of law and drug enforcement, the Russian government said Wednesday, Jan 30, according to RIA Novosti. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a relevant order to terminate the deal, the government said in a statement on its website. “The order was initiated by the Russian Foreign Ministry, as the above agreement is out of line with today’s realities and has exhausted its potential,” the statement said. The agreement was signed on September 25, 2002. As part of the deal, the United States provided financial assistance to...
  • Clinton to Libya: 'Now is the time to stop this unacceptable bloodshed'

    02/21/2011 7:19:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 21, 2011 | Bridget Johnson
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton condemned the violence in Libya on Monday amid reports that dictator Moammar Gadhafi had fled the country. Soon after, Gadhafi appeared on state TV to say that he hadn't gone anywhere. "Don't believe those misleading dog stations," he said. "The world is watching the situation in Libya with alarm," Clinton said in a statement. "We join the international community in strongly condemning the violence in Libya. Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives have been lost, and with their loved ones." Human-rights groups have reported hundreds of Libyans being killed by snipers,...
  • Soviet Style Red Whine

    06/30/2010 4:31:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6-30-10 | ANDY SOLTIS
    Russia is the real victim of the spy scandal, Moscow angrily said yesterday -- while the Obama administration acted embarrassed at carrying off the biggest counterespionage coup in years. Kremlin officials acknowledged that at least 10 of the 11 suspects caught in the US spy dragnet were Russian citizens. But in a bizarre role reversal, they said this showed America was acting irresponsibly. "Back at your home, the police went out of control," Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told a visiting Bill Clinton in Moscow. "Throwing people in jail." Clinton appeared to chuckle but made no comment. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/soviet_style_red_whine_XTjYKoUKMnBm2cI664QvcL#ixzz0sKp5eYkC
  • Queen's birthday gaffe leaves Hillary Clinton red faced (Where's that Red Reset Button?)

    06/05/2010 4:53:11 PM PDT · by cowtowney · 1 replies · 772+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 6/5/2010 | Andrew Hough
    Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, has been left red faced after mistakenly sending a birthday message to the Queen a week early. An official statement from the US foreign policy chief paid tribute to the "Queen’s life and legacy,” despite the fact that the Monarch does not celebrate her official birthday until next weekend. The diplomatic faux pas, sent on behalf of President Barack Obama and the American people on Friday, also celebrated the "special relationship" between the British and US governments.
  • U.S. Takes Russia Firms Off Blacklist, Citing Shift on Iran

    05/21/2010 6:02:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 450+ views
    WSJ ^ | 5/21/2010 | Peter Spiegel
    The Obama administration said Friday it has lifted sanctions against four Russian groups that had been accused of helping Syrian and Iranian weapons programs. Russian officials have publicly suggested that the removal of the groups from U.S. blacklists was a precondition to their support of a new sanctions regime against Iran, presented to the United Nations Tuesday.
  • When Massachusetts Dems Stop Being Polite, Start Getting Real (A Dem View Of A Brown Win Alert)

    01/15/2010 8:55:52 AM PST · by goldstategop · 43 replies · 2,497+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/15/2010 | Daniel Foster
    A blogger for the liberal Blue Mass Group — which, we are assured, provides "reality-based commentary on politics and policy in Massachusetts" — appears to have internalized just how bad things are getting for Democrats in the Bay State. So in an attempt to rally the vote and save Ted Kennedy's seat, he is here with this rousing message (some adult language): Let's get this out of the way. You might not want to vote for Martha Coakley. You might think she deserves what's she's getting after an absentee, self-satisfied campaign (why should I bail her out?). You likely want...
  • Fall Of The Wall? U.S. Sends Regrets

    11/04/2009 4:18:56 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies · 2,127+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 4, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Cold War: The White House has announced our absence at ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Meanwhile, Russia has been practicing a nuclear invasion of an abandoned Poland. The Berlin Wall has been a famous backdrop for American presidents sounding the battle cry of liberty in the struggle against tyranny. It was there that John F. Kennedy expressed our solidarity with the encircled residents of that outpost of freedom with his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner." And it was there that Ronald Reagan, with a defiant "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," voiced our...
  • Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.

    08/04/2009 3:04:17 PM PDT · by Saint Reagan · 191 replies · 9,422+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 4, 2009 | Mark Mazzetti & Thom Shanker
    WASHINGTON — A pair of nuclear-powered Russian attack submarines has been patrolling off the eastern seaboard of the United States over recent days, a rare mission that has raised concerns inside the Pentagon and intelligence agencies about a more assertive stance by the Russian military. The episode has echoes of the cold war era, when the United States and the Soviet Union regularly parked submarines off each other’s coasts to steal military secrets, track the movements of their underwater fleets — and be poised for war. But the collapse of the Soviet Union all but eliminated the ability of the...
  • Russian planes again fly over U.S. Navy ships

    03/19/2009 8:47:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 69 replies · 2,277+ views
    CNN ^ | 3-19-09 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Russian military aircraft flew just 500 feet over two U.S. Navy ships this week as the ships participated in a joint military exercise with South Korea in the Sea of Japan, according to U.S. military officials.
  • Remember How Obama Was Supposed To Restore "American Prestige"?

    03/09/2009 5:15:21 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 28 replies · 913+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | March 9, 2009 | Michael Eden
    I heard so many liberals crying that Bush had forfeited "American prestige" in the world - and that Obama would magically restore the image of America around the world - that I finally just kept a vomit bucket next to my chair. Let us just say that a mere 6 weeks into the Obama presidency, the outright, "barf all over your shoes" idiocy of the liberal mantra. First we had Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stun Israel with her unhelpful accusations against a close friend and ally. Then we had that same Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling to Russia...
  • Clinton invades Biden’s turf, screws up twice in one day

    03/07/2009 1:36:50 PM PST · by slomark · 29 replies · 1,278+ views
    i ^ | 03/07/09
    EXCERPT: Poor Joe Biden. Just when the verbally-challenged vice president thought he had secured his position as the administration’s buffoon-in-chief, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called his bluff. Clinton gave Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov a present today that was meant to symbolize President Obama’s promise to “press the reset button” on Russo-American relations. When Lavrov unwrapped the gift, he found a big, red push button imprinted with a Russian word “peregruzka.”....
  • US gesture lost in Russian translation (Hillary: Reset button says Overloaded or Overcharged)

    03/06/2009 11:44:55 AM PST · by SERKIT · 66 replies · 3,988+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 6, 2009 | Ass Press
    Cannot use AP here, but Hillary presented the Russians with a mock-up RESET BUTTON to show we are resetting our relationship with Russia. But, the button said "peregruzka" — which means "overloaded" or "overcharged" rather than "reset". If Uncle Teddy were to hve done this, it should have said "overserved", or if it were Bubba, it should have been "oversexed".
  • Liberals think democracy has a reset button - (liberal judges reverse voters' preferences!)

    05/30/2005 1:00:12 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 1,163+ views
    RENEW AMERICA.US ^ | MAY 29, 2005 | JUSTIN DARR
    A few years back, I was watching my son play little league baseball. This is not the little league you and I might remember where a few of the older kids would pitch to you with the coach standing behind them, but our new liberalized "T-Ball" little league where the kids get to stand up at the plate and cut away at a stationary ball ad infinitum until they hit it and get to run to base. On this day the unthinkable happened. A boy hit the ball, and a player actually caught it, turned and made a strong throw...