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  • Russia's Best Military Aircraft: Not Armed With the Best Aircraft-Killer Missiles

    08/27/2016 3:59:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The National Interest ^ | August 26, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    While Russia has deployed advanced warplanes to Syria including the Sukhoi Su-30SM, Su-34 and Su-35S, those jets are seldom seen carrying Moscow’s latest air-to-air weapons. More often than not, the Su-30SM Flanker-H and Su-34 Fullback are spotted armed with Soviet-era R-27 semi-active radar and infrared-guided medium range air-to-air missiles. It is only on occasion that Su-35S Flanker-E fighters are spotted with active-radar guided R-77 RVV-SD missiles—which are roughly the equivalent of the American-made Raytheon AIM-120 AMRAAM. The reason Russian fighters are seldom spotted with advanced air-to-air weaponry are two-fold, explains researcher Mikhail Barabanov, editor-in-chief of the Moscow Defense Brief, which...
  • An Alt-Right Response To Pickles Clinton and Her Russian Planetary Conspiracy Theorem

    08/26/2016 11:21:03 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    Paul Joseph Watson presents a rather funny response to the alarmingly weird conspiratorial speech outlined yesterday by candidate Pickles:
  • Russia’s 'Super Hunter' Helicopter Gunship to Become Immune to Enemy Fire

    08/26/2016 4:46:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 26.08.2016
    The latest, upgraded, version of Russia’s Mi-28H “Night Hunter” helicopter gunship will be virtually invulnerable to enemy fire, Zvezda TV reported. Even though it looks much like its predecessor, the Mi-28NM “Super Hunter” boasts the latest and most innovative materials available and is armed with the most advanced active defense systems money can buy. The “Super Hunter” is also equipped with circular-view radar previously installed on export models only. However, according to the makers of “Super Hunter”, the NO25E radar offers a notable improvement over even the export-oriented unit. Another thing making the souped-up Mi-28NM so special is its unique...
  • Politicians renew call to bring Snowden to Germany

    08/25/2016 8:20:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 Aug 2016 15:59 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Green and Die Linke (Left Party) politicians are asking that NSA surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden be allowed into Germany for an ongoing investigation. The Green and Die Linke politicians wrote a letter to the Federal Court of Justice, asking that Snowden be allowed to be questioned in Germany for an ongoing inquiry into NSA surveillance. According to DPA sources, they want to break a blockade by the coalition government against having Snowden come for questioning about surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA). …
  • Next Gen Kh-32 ant-ship cruise missile tests drawing to a close in Russia

    08/24/2016 10:43:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 24 August 2016
    Russia is finalizing the trials of a sophisticated cruise missile designated as Kh-32 and intended to equip the Tupolev Tu-22M3 supersonic long-range bomber fleet, according to the Izvestia daily. The cutting-edge missile is virtually invulnerable to ground-based air defenses and interceptors of a potential adversary. Once launched, the product of the Raduga Design Bureau climbs to an altitude of 40 km, to the stratosphere, to dive on the target at a steep angle. Picture by Mikhail Polyakov, http://russianplanes.net A source in Russia’s defense industry has confirmed that the Kh-32 missile’s tests were in final stages, and the weapon itself was...
  • Memo undercuts Hillary story on controversial Russian uranium deal, Clinton foundation

    08/24/2016 5:30:56 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    State Department officials in fall 2009 - a year before the U.S. approved the deal - had obtained an internal strategy document from Russia's main nuclear energy firm, Rosatom, that provided a warning about Moscow's intentions as it "flexes muscles" in uranium markets. In one cable sent to Clinton, U.S. officials in Brussels warned Russia was about to strongarm U.S. ally Ukraine into a deal for "long-term supply of nuclear fuel" that could "shut" the U.S. company Westinghouse out of the market and extend Moscow's influence over Europe.
  • Danish MP: EU a bigger threat than Russia

    08/24/2016 4:16:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 23 Aug 2016 14:06 GMT+02:00
    Danish People’s Party MP Marie Krarup is under fire for saying that the EU is “without a doubt” a bigger threat to Denmark than Russia. In an interview with Mandag Morgen, Krarup said that the EU is an existential threat to Denmark and is a much bigger problem than Russia. “For Denmark? Yes, without a doubt. Just Schengen alone is a catastrophe. It’s something that will make Denmark disappear from the world map if we don’t pull ourselves together. That national borders have been disbanded is a threat against Denmark’s existence,” she told the magazine. …
  • Commissioner for Human Rights: Russia protects and will protect Christians and combat [TR]

    08/24/2016 9:18:31 AM PDT · by NRx · 11 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 08-24-2016 | Pravoslavie
    Full title: Commissioner for Human Rights: Russia protects and will protect Christians and combat Christianophobia Moscow, August 24, 2016      Russia protects and will protect Christians and combat Christianophobia in all international arenas, including the UN. Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Foreign Ministry Constantine Dolgov gave this assurance today, reports Tsargrad.tv. According to him, Russia is counting on support from dozens of countries, and not only those with a predominantly Christian population. Specifying the “categorical impermissibility” of double standards in this question, Dolgov spoke on the need to “decisively thwart” the oppression and genocide of Christians. He called...
  • First on CNN: FBI investigating Russian hack of New York Times reporters, others

    08/23/2016 11:07:47 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | August 23, 2016 | Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz
    Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter. The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by the FBI and other US security agencies. Investigators so far believe that Russian intelligence is likely behind the attacks and that Russian hackers are targeting news organizations as part of a broader series of hacks that also have focused on Democratic Party organizations, the officials said.
  • Nooscope mystery: The strange device of Putin's new man Anton Vaino

    08/23/2016 7:39:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/19/2016 | Olga Ivshina
    In 2012 an article appeared in a specialist journal called Economics and Law written by an "AE Vaino" - widely believed to be one and the same person as Mr Putin's new chief of staff. ... Written in a dense academic prose ... and accompanied by even more complex charts and diagrams, the article outlines new ways of organising and understanding society. Mr Vaino argues that the economy and society in general have become too complex to manage by traditional means. Governments need to seek new ways of regulating and controlling them. The article describes a new device called a...
  • April 2006 Message from Dan (a long war between Islam and the West)

    08/22/2016 7:36:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    DanSimmons.com ^ | April 2006 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: The Time Traveler appeared suddenly in my study on New Year’s Eve, 2004. He was a stolid, grizzled man in a gray tunic and looked to be in his late-sixties or older. He also appeared to be the veteran of wars or of some terrible accident since he had livid scars on his face and neck and hands, some even visible in his scalp beneath a fuzz of gray hair cropped short in a military cut. One eye was covered by a black eyepatch. Before I could finish dialing 911 he announced in a...
  • Lithuania signs major German arms deal over Russia fears

    08/22/2016 7:59:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 Aug 2016 11:31 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    Lithuania on Monday signed its biggest ever arms deal for German-made armored vehicles, as it seeks to allay concerns of a military resurgence of Russia on its doorstep. In its biggest-ever arms purchase, the Baltic NATO member will buy 88 Boxer armored fighting vehicles for €386 million. Produced by the German-Dutch ARTEC consortium, the vehicles are fitted with Israeli-made turrets. […] The largest of the three Baltic states that broke free from the crumbling Soviet Union in 1991, Lithuania has increased its defense budget by about a third each year since 2014, when Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine....
  • 25 years after coup, Russia wallows in Soviet nostalgia

    08/22/2016 4:01:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | AUGUST 21 2016
    Communists waving Marxist pamphlets and Twitter storms praising the Soviet Union are probably not what the thousands of Russians who rallied in 1991 against a coup by hardliners expected to see 25 years later. And yet as Russia marks the symbolic anniversary of the August 1991 putsch this week, pro-Kremlin media have concentrated on nostalgia for the Soviet era, while officials have barred a rally by those who manned the barricades. On August 19, 1991, a group of security chiefs and Communist bosses who opposed Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms declared themselves in charge, ushering in three days of turbulence. Calling themselves...
  • Promised prosperity never arrived in Russian-held Crimea, locals say

    08/21/2016 1:42:07 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    reuters.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Maria Tsvetkova
    More than two years after Russia annexed Crimea and promised its 2 million people a better life, residents say prices have soared, wages and pensions have stagnated and tourists have fled. The sunny and mountainous Black Sea peninsula is back in the news, with Russian President Vladimir Putin accusing Kiev of sending infiltrators across the border to wreck its industry. But locals say the damage has already been done by Moscow's neglect. "We joined Russia and they stopped giving a damn about us," Yevgeny, a worker at a titanium plant in the town of Armyansk told Reuters.
  • Top US commander warns Russia, Syria

    08/21/2016 1:37:11 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Barbara Starr
    In the most direct public warning to Moscow and Damascus to date, the new US commander of American troops in Iraq and Syria is vowing to defend US special operations forces in northern Syria if regime warplanes and artillery again attack in areas where troops are located.
  • Yemen Offers Russia Use Of Its Airports And Ports In "Fight Against Terrorism"

    08/21/2016 12:37:52 PM PDT · by amorphous · 12 replies
    ZeroHedge.Com ^ | 21 August 2016 | Tyler Durden
    While Obama was golfing in the midst of another Louisiana natural disaster, and is set to end his vacation so he can do what is truly important, support Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, Putin has been busy making new friends: first he did the seemingly impossible, having rekindled relations with Turkey to the point where Ankara itself is warning it may quit NATO to seek "military cooperation" with Russia, followed quickly by strengthening relations with Iran to the point where Russia is now using an Iranian airbase to strike ISIS, much to the angry dismay of the US and...
  • Marketing U.S. Citizenship and Childbirth Services at Meadowlands Hospital[NJ]

    08/19/2016 10:28:01 PM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    NJ Spotlight ^ | 10 Aug 2016 | Lilo H. Stainton
    A New Jersey hospital advertises its services to pregnant Russian women who want to give birth in the U.S., enabling their children to qualify for dual citizenship This is the first in a series of articles investigating Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center. In this story we take a look at the facility’s AmeriMama birth-tourism program. Our second story details the hospital’s questionable business practices; the third, its ties to powerful NJ politicians.. A company based in the Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center has been advertising online to Russian citizens, encouraging pregnant women to come to the Secaucus facility to give birth —...
  • Su-34 Bomber Named After Russian Pilot Killed in Syria

    08/19/2016 8:57:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 19.08.2016
    © Sputnik/ Uliana Solovyova A Sukhoi Su-34 bomber has been named after Lieutenant-Colonel Oleg Peshkov, the Russian pilot who was killed by militants in Syria after his aircraft was shot down by a Turkish fighter jet in November 2015, RIA Novosti reported citing the Lipetsk city administration’s internet portal. “I see this as a sign of respect for a real man, a patriot who loved his Motherland and honestly fulfilled his duty as a military man and a citizen,” said Oleg Peshkov’s onetime commander Colonel Yuri Gritsaenko, who will be piloting the newly dedicated Su-34. On Thursday Oleg Peshkov’s widow...
  • Ukrainian MP offers more details on alleged payments to Trump campaign chief

    08/19/2016 8:55:53 PM PDT · by Mariner · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 19th, 2016 | By Pavel Polityuk | KIEV
    <p>A Ukrainian lawmaker on Friday divulged more details of what he said were payments made to Donald Trump's campaign chief in the U.S. presidential race by the political party of the Kremlin-backed former Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovich.</p>
  • Kremlin presses Turkey for access to US airbase

    08/19/2016 7:48:04 PM PDT · by amorphous · 28 replies
    The Times UK ^ | 19 August 2016 | Hannah Lucinda Smith, Istanbul | Marc Bennetts, Moscow |Michael Evans
    Russia is pressing Turkey for access to a key airbase used by the US as it tries to extend its influence in the Middle East. The American-built Incirlik base, about 65 miles from the Syrian border, is used by Nato and has about 50 US nuclear warheads stored on site. A senior Russian politician said that allowing Russian jets and bombers to use it would be a logical continuation of President Erdogan’s efforts to rebuild Turkey’s relations with the Kremlin. “It just remains to come to an agreement with Erdogan that we get the Nato base Incirlik as [our] primary…
  • No, the U.S. Is Not Moving Its Nukes From Turkey to Romania

    08/19/2016 5:37:34 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 19, 2016 | Dan De Luce
    An obscure website published a vague report Thursday making the dramatic claim that relations between Washington and Ankara had deteriorated so badly that the United States had begun moving nuclear weapons from Turkey to Romania. The problem is that there doesn’t seem to be any basis at all for the report, which alleged B61 nuclear weapons were on their way to Romania’s Deveselu base. Romania’s defense ministry promptly denied it and experts dismissed the idea as illogical for technical and other reasons.
  • Putin Flies Into Crimea As Ukraine "Prepares For An Invasion"

    08/19/2016 1:38:30 PM PDT · by amorphous · 118 replies
    ZeroHedge.Com ^ | 19 August 2016 | Tyler Durden
    At the same time that Russia is condicting its latest massive military drill on the border with Ukraine, and one day after the latest stark warning by Ukraine' president Poroshenko that the simmering conflict with Russia may be set to explode again when he said on national TV that “the probability of escalation and conflict remains very significant" adding that "we don’t rule out full-scale Russian invasion", Russian president Putin made a not so subtle point that Crimea will not be relinquished when he flew into contested territory on Friday, one day after staging war games there, and said he...
  • Why Would Russians Hack Democrats?

    08/19/2016 8:28:46 AM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 19, 2016 | Anthony J. Ciani
    The series of unflattering and damning E-mails released just before the 2016 Democratic National Convention, were hacked from a Democratic National Committee (DNC) server. A few weeks later, a hack of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) was released, containing personal contact information. Both incidents were widely blamed on hacking by Russians, particularly alluding to Russian intelligence. Considering the reasons for such hacking and the proclivities of Democrats, it makes little sense for the Russian government to engage in or sponsor these hacking incidents. So who hacked and why, and why the attempt to blame it on Russians? There are...
  • Air Force Begins Massive High-Tech F-15 Upgrade to Stay in Front of Chinese J-10

    08/18/2016 11:38:00 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Scout Warrior ^ | Aug 18, 2016 | KRIS OSBORN
    The US Air Force is vigorously upgrading the 1980s-era F-15 fighter by giving new weapons and sensors in the hope of maintaining air-to-air superiority over the Chinese J-10 equivalent. The multi-pronged effort includes the current addition of electronic warfare technology, super-fast high-speed computers, infrared search and track enemy targeting systems, increased networking ability and upgraded weapons-firing capability, Air Force and Boeing officials said. “The Air Force plans to keep the F-15 fleet in service until the mid-2040’s. Many of the F-15 systems date back to the 1970’s and must be upgraded if the aircraft is to remain operationally effective. Various...
  • THREAT OF WAR Fears of all-out conflict in Ukraine as sabre-rattling Vladimir Putin places 40,000 tr

    08/18/2016 6:00:34 PM PDT · by Mariner · 95 replies
    The Sun ^ | 18th August 2016, 10:43 am | By COREY CHARLTON
    The manoeuvres are part of what the Russian strongman sees as the fortification of a new front line with NATO By COREY CHARLTON 18th August 2016, 10:43 am 40,000 Russian troops are massing on the country’s border with Ukraine – prompting fears of a new military invasion. The Pentagon has identified eight staging areas dotted along the border, suggesting Russian strongman Vladimir Putin is preparing for new incursions. Fears are growing that Russia is planning new excursions into neighbouring Ukraine Among the units deployed to the area are armoured vehicles, tanks and fighter jets. Navy Captain Danny Hernandez told the...
  • Jihadists who attacked Russian police appear in Islamic State video

    08/18/2016 5:21:31 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 3 replies
    The Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency has released a video purportedly showing the two young men who assaulted Russian policemen yesterday in Balashikha, which is east of Moscow. The jihadists are identified as Uthman Mardalov and Salim Israilov. As in the past, the two attackers swear allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the “Emir ul-Mu’minin” (“Emir of the Faithful”), in the video. Citing Russian authorities, Reuters reports that the two were armed with a “firearm and two axes” when they “attacked a traffic police post outside Moscow.” Both of the assailants were shot dead. One policeman was reportedly seriously wounded...
  • As Turkey "Considers Military Cooperation" With Russia, US Said To Move Nukes Out Of Turkey

    08/18/2016 1:45:50 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 10 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | August 18, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Over the past month, ever since the "failed" Turkish coup, there has been a dramatic, and surprising, deterioration in the of Turkey with various European states, most notably Austria and Germany, as well as with the US, and NATO in general. This was confirmed once again earlier today when Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu lashed out at NATO, in an interview with Russian Sputnik, saying the alliance is not fully cooperating with Ankara. More importantly, he hinted that Turkey would consider military cooperation with Russia. In the interview, Cavusoglu said that Ankara has become alarmed at the lack of willingness...
  • Turkey considering military ties with Russia as NATO shows unwillingness to cooperate – Ankara

    08/18/2016 11:45:40 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 41 replies
    RT ^ | August 18, 2016 | Staff
    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has lashed out at NATO, saying the alliance is not fully cooperating with Ankara. In an interview with Sputnik, he hinted that Turkey would consider military cooperation with Russia. Cavusoglu says that Ankara has become alarmed at the lack of willingness shown by NATO to cooperate with Turkey, which is a member of the alliance. "It seems to us that NATO members behave in an evasive fashion on issues such as the exchange of technology and joint investments. Turkey intends to develop its own defense industry and strengthen its defense system,” he said in an...
  • US moves nuclear weapons from Turkey to Romania

    08/18/2016 7:38:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 76 replies
    Euractiv ^ | 08/18/16 | Georgi Gotev, Joel Schalit
    EXCLUSIVE/ Two independent sources told EurActiv.com that the US has started transferring nuclear weapons stationed in Turkey to Romania, against the background of worsening relations between Washington and Ankara . According to one of the sources, the transfer has been very challenging in technical and political terms. “It’s not easy to move 20+ nukes,” said the source, on conditions of anonymity. According to a recent report by the Simson Center, since the Cold War, some 50 US tactical nuclear weapons have been stationed at Turkey’s Incirlik air base, approximately 100 kilometres from the Syrian border. During the failed coup in...
  • America is no longer guaranteed military victory. These weapons could change that.

    08/17/2016 5:36:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2016 | David Ignatius
    The fight against the Islamic State may get the headlines. But it’s the military threats from Russia and China that most worry top Pentagon officials — and are driving a new arms race to deter these great-power rivals. This question of how to deal with Russian and Chinese military advances has gotten almost no attention in the 2016 presidential campaign. But it deserves a careful look. The programs begun in the waning days of the Obama administration could potentially change the face of warfare, in the United States’ favor, but they would require political support and new spending by the...
  • Russian Defense Minister - The Americans Cannot Specify the Terrorist Positions in Syria (Video)

    08/17/2016 1:04:09 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 5 replies
    MEMRI ^ | Aug 13, 2016
    In a TV interview, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said that the so-called "moderate opposition" in Syria uses booby-trapped APCs in order to carry out suicide bombings, while the Americans cannot inform the Russian side of the exact locations of the moderate opposition or of the ISIS and Jabhat Al-Nusra terrorists. The interview aired on the Russia 1 state TV on August 13,2016. (Click link for video)
  • Modernized Russian bombers will be able to fly in the stratosphere

    08/16/2016 6:09:33 PM PDT · by Mariner · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | August 16th, 2016 | By Nikolai Litovkin
    At the end of 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry will receive the first delivery of the renewed NK-32 engines for the Tu-160M2 strategic missile-carrying bombers. According to the developers, the new engine will help the plane fly up to the stratosphere at an altitude of 60,000 feet. "The new NK-32 version can work not only as a reactive plane engine but also as a rocket engine. Thanks to this, the Tu-160M2 will be able to cruise at a height where no enemy anti-aircraft system can strike it," a source in the Russian defense industry said. The modernized plane's first flight...
  • Military first for Iran as Russian bombers based on its territory launch air strikes on Syria

    08/16/2016 7:24:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/16/16 | Roland Oliphant
    Russian bombers flying from an Iranian airbase have struck targets in Syria, in the first time the Islamic republic has allowed a foreign power to conduct military operations from its territory since the 1979 revolution. Tu-22 long range bombers and SU-34 strike fighters flying from Hamadan airbase in Western Iran struck targets near Aleppo, Deir Ezzor and Idlib on Tuesday morning, the Russian ministry of defence said in a statement. “Flying with full bomb loads from Iran’s Hamadan airbase, the aircraft carried out group attacks on Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra positions,” the ministry said. Jabhat al-Nusra is the former...
  • Egypt-Ordered Mig-29 Fighter Jets to Carry Cutting-Edge IRST, EW System

    08/16/2016 7:12:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    TASS-Defense ^ | Aug 15, 2016
    MOSCOW --- The Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum) fighter jets to be exported to Egypt will be fitted out with advanced infrared search-and-track (IRST) stations and electronic warfare (EW) pods, according to the Izvestia daily. According to representatives of the defense contractors taking part in executing the contract, Egypt’s MiG-29s will feature the latest OLS-UE IRST capable of not only detecting enemy aircraft by their infrared signature, but also acquiring surface threats, getting their coordinates and showing the imagery on a display in the cockpit. In addition to the IRST, the MiG-29s ordered by Egypt will be equipped with...
  • Russian Tu-22M3 Backfire Bombers Deploy To Western Iran: Report

    08/16/2016 4:12:51 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | AUGUST 15, 2016 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    A group of Russian Tu-22M3 Backfire bombers have supposedly arrived at Hamedan Air Base in western Iran. Photos (below) show them accompanied by at least one IL-76 tanker-transport. The Backfires have supposedly been deployed there for air strikes again ISIS. If these reports prove true, the deployment would be an unprecedented sign of Iranian-Russian military cooperation, and another indicator that Russia is far from finished with its use of fixed-wing air power in the region. Tu-22M3s have been suddenly active once again over Syria, flying long-range missions originating from within Russia’s borders and accompanied by forward-deployed Flanker derivatives once entering...
  • Russia Building New Underground Nuclear Command Posts

    08/15/2016 1:55:16 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/15/16 | Bill Gertz
    U.S. intelligence detects dozens of hardened bunkers for leaders Russia is building large numbers of underground nuclear command bunkers in the latest sign Moscow is moving ahead with a major strategic forces modernization program. U.S. intelligence officials said construction has been underway for several years on “dozens” of underground bunkers in Moscow and around the country. Disclosure of the underground command bunkers comes as Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command, warned recently that Russia has adopted a nuclear use doctrine he called “alarming.” “It is clear that Russia is modernizing its strategic forces,” Scaparrotti told a conference...
  • Biden says of Donald Trump - "He would have loved Stalin"

    08/15/2016 12:00:30 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 101 replies
    CBS News ^ | Aug 15, 2016 2:19 PM EDT
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is getting some assistance from Joe Biden in his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Monday. Hillary Clinton praised the vice president at the beginning of the rally, for being a consistent "fighter for families" and for his belief that "our economy should work for everyone, not just those at the top." She also said she'll continue his Cancer Moonshot initiative and ask him to keep doing what he's doing on it. Clinton also criticized Donald Trump on several fronts, including his child care proposal. She said it would provide little or no help families who...
  • Report: Ukraine officials designated millions in cash for Manafort

    08/15/2016 5:07:50 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 55 replies
    Hillary Clinton's campaign slammed Donald Trump for "troubling connections" to Russia after The New York Times published a report late Sunday alleging that millions in cash payments were designated for Paul Manafort by Ukrainian leaders during his time as a political consultant there.
  • Still Report #1118 – "The Most Corrupt Enterprise in the History of the U.S.

    08/14/2016 8:47:05 PM PDT · by GilGil · 38 replies
    Good evening, I’m still reporting on the Clintons. Pat Caddell is a Democratic pollster. Tonight, he was on the Fox News show, Political Insiders with Democrat Doug Schoen and Republican consultant Ed Rollins. Rollins lays the groundwork that the Clintons have made $200 million dollars by violating their promise to not mix Clinton Foundation business with Hillary’s duties as Secretary of State. Then Caddell lays the truth out for the American people. [insert] Can we hear this one more time for the benefit of those who were not listening? I’m going to replay this over and over until the election....
  • UK GOVT WARMS TO REVERSAL OF NATO-RUSSIA MILITARY BUILD UP

    08/14/2016 8:38:06 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 14, 2016 | Przemek Skwirczynski
    Daniel Kawczynski, Member of Foreign Affairs Select Committee and Chairman of the All Party Group for Poland, is the latest high profile Member of Parliament to call for a change in the relationship between NATO and Russia, specifically asking for a reversal of the military build-up on the Russian and NATO borders and a de-escalation of the recent tensions. Mr. Kawczynski, writing in a letter to the Telegraph newspaper, said whilst acknowledging that many in the London political circles “are suspicious of Russian motives and intentions” and see Russia as “causing concern for European security particularly over her actions in...
  • WikiLeaks' Assange - TPP Not Only Trade, 83% Is Fascists Controlling Our Daily Lives

    08/13/2016 12:50:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    Published on Aug 13, 2016 WikiLeaks' Assange - TPP Not Only Trade, 83% Is Fascists Controlling Our Daily Lives - Once We're In, We're Stuck Forever WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange knows more about the contents of the TPP than most members of Congress and is doing much more to inform the American public than any of our so-called representatives with the lone exception of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL). He has no restrictions other than his politically-motivated confinement to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on his freedom to disclose the truth to the world and he is sounding the alarm. Assange...
  • BREAKING—- George Soros’s Open Society Hacked and Information Leaked Online

    08/13/2016 2:54:11 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 185 replies
    GP ^ | 8/13/2016 | J Hoft`
    Soros documents are posted from operations in Latin America, Eurasia, Asia, the US, Europe and the World Bank. Billionaire George Soros’s Open Society organization was infiltrated by hackers. The hackers reportedly had access to internal network, sensitive docs, and programs.
  • The Rigged System of Olympic Doping

    08/13/2016 10:29:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2016 | Bill Bunkley
    Just as we settled in for a few days of Olympic competition to take a mental break from the daily spin of both presidential campaigns and their challenged candidates, we get hit again with Olympic controversy and cheating scandals. By now, many Americans have considered the claims of Donald Trump as he hammers away at what he characterizes as a “rigged system” both in the election process and in Washington itself. So it was silly of me to dare to think that I could simply turn away from the moral vacuum of the presidential dogfight and escape into the athletic...
  • Is Edward Snowden in Danger? Spooky Tweet May Trace to Cryptic Bitcoin ‘911’

    08/12/2016 9:24:56 PM PDT · by amorphous · 15 replies
    Sputniknews.com ^ | 11 August 2016
    An unexplained tweet issued on the whistleblower’s account sparked concern over his physical safety, tracing to a bitcoin transaction in the amount of "0.000911" leaving some wondering if it is a cyber distress signal. Alternate narratives were quickly proposed, including one purported to be by the whistleblower’s girlfriend, saying that he had been killed, while others speculated that the encrypted tweet, which was quickly erased, was a signal by an alive and well Edward Snowden, ahead of a major document release. Concerns for the whistleblower subsided late Saturday when journalist Glenn Greenwald responded to a query via Twitter about Snowden’s...
  • Ukraine Crimea: Russia sends new air defence missiles

    08/12/2016 6:53:05 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | August 12, 2016 | Staff
    The Russian military has announced the delivery of new air defence missiles to Crimea, in a move scheduled before the latest tension with Ukraine. The S-400 Triumph missile systems were earmarked for troops in Crimea last month, Russian media said at the time. Moscow also announced exercises in Crimea next week to simulate an attack by weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
  • Let It Go: Ukraine’s occupied Donbass region is a pointless burden. [Ukraine give up] [ed tr]

    08/12/2016 12:01:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 12, 2016 | Alexander J. Motyl
    Athough the Russo-Ukrainian war appears to have been largely forgotten in the West, it’s still claiming lives every day. Indeed, the last two months have seen a major escalation by Russia and its proxies, leading some analysts to expect a full-blown war. That being the case, it’s all the more unfortunate that Ukraine’s policy toward its occupied eastern Donbass region, which has been held by pro-Russian separatists since early 2014, is stuck in a dead end. Kiev lacks the power to defeat Russia and its Donbass proxies and cannot accept reintegrating the region on Vladimir Putin’s terms. But Kiev insists...
  • President Erdogan says US must choose: 'FETO or Turkey'

    08/11/2016 8:48:52 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Anadolu Agency ^ | Diyar Guldogan and Ilgin Karlidag
    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday gave the U.S. an ultimatum following Ankara's repeated requests for the extradition of U.S.-based preacher Fetullah Gulen, accused of orchestrating the defeated July 15 coup. "Sooner or later the U.S. will make a choice: either Turkey or FETO," Erdogan said. "Either the coup-plotting terrorist FETO or the democratic country Turkey. [The U.S.] has to make this choice," he said, referring to the Gulen-led Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) which Ankara says mounted the bloody coup attempt through rogue elements within the military.
  • Turkey to resume airstrikes on ISIS in Syria, asks Russia to fight 'common enemy'

    08/11/2016 8:27:15 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 14 replies
    Russia Today ^ | August 11, 2016 | Russia Today
    Turkey will resume airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, and has asked Russia to carry out joint operations against its “common enemy.” Ankara halted strikes after the downing of a Russian plane by Turkish forces last year. In an interview with Turkey's NTV television on Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusolgu said that Ankara “will again, in an active manner, with its planes take part in operations” against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) targets. Cavusolgu also said that Ankara has called on Moscow to carry out joint operations against the “common enemy” of IS. "Let's fight against the terrorist...
  • Dems brace for bad news as FBI indicates ‘more than 100 party officials and groups’ have been hacked

    08/11/2016 12:56:31 PM PDT · by detective · 99 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 11, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Truncated title. Full title: Dems brace for bad news as FBI indicates ‘more than 100 party officials and groups’ have been hacked by Russians The FBI has started briefing Congress on what it knows about the hack of the DNC emails, blaming Russia. While those Dems still feeding media hysteria that Trump committed treason by inviting disclosure of Hillary’s 33,000 deleted emails “if they have them” would regard this a good news, there was some absolutely terrible news for them. Eric Lichtbau and Eric Schmitt of the New York Times report: A Russian cyberattack that targeted Democratic politicians was bigger...
  • Russia Plans To Make An Entire City Vanish For A Military Exercise

    08/11/2016 9:27:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/10/2016 | Jacob Bojesson
    Russia will cover an entire city behind a smoke screen this week as part of a military exercise. The city of Severomorsk — home to about 50,000 people along Russia’s northern arctic coast — is the venue for the unprecedented experiment. The idea is to create a “blanket of smoke” that makes the city and the naval base disappear from radars.