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  • Russia Plans to Supply S-300s to Iran - What Does it Portend? [Ezekiel 38]

    04/27/2015 12:56:58 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 2 replies
    Israel Nation News ^ | 4/27/2015 | Alexander Boot
    Don’t know about Israel, but I’m scared to death. Putin has decided to supply S-300s to Iran, thereby expecting gratitude from the ayatollahs and indignation from… well, just about everyone else. Both his expectations have been fulfilled, but the ayatollahs have reasons to be upset too. First, because he has responded to world outcries by saying that it "won't be anytime soon." And second? Fair enough, the S-300, the world’s first fully automated AA missile system, is a fine weapon. But it was developed in 1979, when the Soviet Union was still alive and kicking. At that time the S-300...
  • VIDEO: RT Producer Robbed On Camera While Filming Baltimore Riots

    04/26/2015 3:47:06 AM PDT · by absentee · 85 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/26/15 | Caleb Howe
    A producer for Ruptly, a video news service run by RT (formerly Russia Today), was robbed on camera while filming the violent protests in Baltimore overnight. The dramatic video shows the female victim first surrounded and harassed by a group of youths, who rapidly grow bolder reaching out at her, all the while hurling a stream of vulgarity and ranting about the police. She is then clearly physically attacked by the group. As the video stabilizes you see that the producer is chasing the thieves down the street trying to retrieve her stolen bag before the intervention of the...
  • 'Cutthroats And Bandits': Volunteer's Stint With Ukraine Rebels Turns To Nightmare

    04/27/2015 6:58:22 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | April 25, 2015 | Dmitry Volchek and Claire Bigg
    When he joined the separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine, Russian businessman Bondo Dorovskikh thought he would be fighting hordes of fascists bent on victimizing the local population. The reality on the ground turned out to be quite different. Instead of defending eastern Ukraine, Dorovskikh says he found himself stranded in the town of Alchevsk, where pro-Russian rebels controlling the area spent their days looting and drinking. [....] Dorovskikh says he is not an exception. Disenchanted Russian volunteers, he claims, are streaming back home. He is himself so upset that he is mulling enrolling in Ukraine's National Guard to help stamp...
  • A Modest UN Proposal

    04/27/2015 6:25:21 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 24, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Can it be that students gather annually around the country to construct “Model United Nations” because the real one has failed so miserably? “What good does it do?” Judge Jeanine Pirro asked a packed, admittedly conservative audience at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D. C. last Monday. Judge Pirro was in town to receive the Reed Irvine award for investigative journalism from Accuracy in Media. Judge Pirro suggested a two prong approach to the UN: Get out of it and get it out of New York. She also noted that when she served as DA in Westchester County, there...
  • US troops in Europe request bigger guns amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine

    04/27/2015 1:08:55 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    One of the last American combat units stationed in Europe is asking the government for bigger guns amid rising tensions over Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict. The 2nd Cavalry Regiment is requesting that 81 of its 8-wheel-drive Stryker infantry carrier vehicles be equipped with 30-mm. automatic cannons -- double the caliber of the 12.7-mm. guns they already carry, the military news website Breaking Defense reports. The House Armed Services committee is already setting aside money for the upgrade, which the Army approved Wednesday, according to a memo obtained by the website.
  • STEPHANOPOULOS FLOORED AS GINGRICH, BLOOMBERG EDITORS DETAIL SERIOUSNESS OF ‘CLINTON CASH’

    04/26/2015 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 125 replies
    Breitbart Big Journalism ^ | 26 Apr 2015 | Written by Matthew Boyle
    The former public face of Bill Clinton’s White House—and current host of ABC News’ This Week—George Stephanopoulos was floored as two prominent journalists and the Republican Speaker of the House from his Clinton days, Newt Gingrich, laid out for him just how bad the “Clinton Cash” book is for his old bosses. During the show’s roundtable panel after Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer appeared on the show for a lengthy interview, Stephanopoulos teamed with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile in an attempt to discredit Schweizer. But it started with Stephanopoulos making a shocking admission: Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign wouldn’t send out...
  • Media Issue Devastating Reactions to Hillary’s ’Clinton Cash’ Revelations

    04/26/2015 1:18:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-26 | Breitbart News
    On Sunday, journalists and political analysts across the ideological spectrum blasted Hillary and Bill Clinton’s actions as revealed in the forthcoming bombshell book all of Washington is buzzing about, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.Fresh off the heels of the White House Correspondents’ dinner Saturday night, Sunday’s political shows were flooded with commentary on Clinton Cash.Here are some highlights (all emphases added):Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin: The Clinton Cash revelations are “extraordinarily serious,” said Halperin. “Here’s why you know this is serious because any Democrat, almost any Democrat,...
  • Ted Cruz: Cancel Iran deal and move embassy to Jerusalem

    04/25/2015 12:37:39 PM PDT · by VinL · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/25/2015 | Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz promises a bold shift in U.S. foreign policy if he's elected president that would cancel President Obama's arms deal with Iran and move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. On the eve of remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition, the White House contender laid out bullet points for his approach to the Middle East in an interview with the Washington Examiner that would sharply rebuke Obama's eight years. Cruz's call to get tough with enemies of the United States, especially Tehran, and prioritize relationships with key allies like Israel should go over well with the 800...
  • Charity watchdog dubs Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’ (on watch list of problem n/p))

    04/26/2015 6:22:47 AM PDT · by Liz · 46 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 4/26/15 | Isabel Vincent
    The Clintons took in more than $140M in 2013 but spent just $9M on direct aid.....the bulk spent on travel, salaries and bonuses, with fat payouts going to family and friends. On 2013 tax forms, most recent available, they claim $30 million on payroll/employee benefits; $8.7 million in rent/office expenses; $9.2 million on “conferences, conventions and meetings”; $8 million on fund-raising; and nearly $8.5 million on travel. Significantly, none of the Clintons are listed on the payroll, except for first-class flights paid for by the Foundation. The tax-exempt came under fire following reports that then-Secy of State Hillary Clinton allowed...
  • Turkey’s Erdogan slams nations recognizing Armenian genocide

    04/25/2015 7:45:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2015 9:31 AM EDT
    Turkey’s president has lashed out at country leaders who have recognized the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide on the centenary of the massacres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday accused France, Germany, Russia and Austria—whose leaders or parliaments recently described the killings as genocide—of supporting “claims constructed on Armenian lies.” He accused the United States of siding with Armenia, although President Barack Obama stopped short of using the term in his annual message. …
  • RUSSIA: Turkish Foreign Minister [Dust-up with Putin]

    04/24/2015 4:10:28 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    ​Turkish Foreign Minister: "Russia arranged famine in Ukraine" The video of Vladimir Putin for the day was a hit the Internet. More information on this. zelv.ru Ankara recalled the Russian leader Vladimir Putin about the "mass atrocities" of Russia in the last century - the Holodomor, links and persecution of Muslims. Here is the full text of the STATEMENT from the Turkish Foreign Ministry: "We reject and condemn labeling the events of 1915 as 'genocide' Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite all our warnings and appeals. These policy statements that are in flagrant violation of the law, have no legal effect...
  • NBC's Seth Meyers Defends Hillary From 'Clinton Cash' Allegations

    04/24/2015 1:38:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 24, 2015 | 3:54 PM EDT | By Curtis Houck
    On the Thursday edition of NBC’s Late Night, host Seth Meyers jumped aboard the Clinton campaign’s push to discredit the upcoming book Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer by mocking Schweizer’s background, previous book titles, and chalking the book up to be nothing more than the latest work from “the cottage industry of anti-Clinton books that come out every year.” Dubbed the topic of the latest “A Closer Look” segment, Meyers introducted the book and that it’s been mentioned in the news before making a Game of Thrones reference to go after the GOP: “Now, when a new anti-Clinton book comes...
  • White House defends Hillary: ‘Conservative authors’ can’t be trusted

    04/24/2015 1:34:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2015 | Noah Rothman
    You might think that the White House would have something of substance to say about the repeated violations of a memorandum of understanding between the administration and the Clinton Foundation that prohibited it from accepting donations from foreign governments while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state. Wrong! When pressed by ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl on Friday about whether the White House was concerned by the Clinton FoundationÂ’s various indiscretions, or even its failure to disclose foreign donations including those from Uranium One, White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest seemed to suggest that they were not (h/t Washington...
  • Did Putin Snag US Uranium and Sell It to Iran?

    04/24/2015 1:10:18 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 16 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 4/24 | Rob Garver
    Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), a member of both the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Foreign Relations Committee, appeared to allege that uranium mined in the United States has illegally been taken out of the country. Barrasso went on to say that he is specifically concerned that the uranium may have been transported to Iran. The claim has particular political salience at the moment because of an investigative piece published by The New York Times on Thursday that showed the Clinton Foundation, run by former President Bill Clinton and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, had accepted millions of...
  • 'CLINTON CASH’ GOES HOLLYWOOD: ‘AVENGERS’ STAR MARK RUFFALO (THE HULK) WANTS HILLARY 'PRIMARIED'

    04/24/2015 11:32:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 16 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 24 Apr 2015 | by DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Ator Mark Ruffalo posted a link to an investigation based on Peter Schweizer’s new exposé Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich on his Twitter page Thursday, a possible signal that Schweizer’s book has penetrated the Hollywood establishment’s liberal entertainment elites. In his post, the Avengers star took a jab at presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, calling Clinton’s involvement in the newly revealed Uranium One scandal a “problem” and reiterating his desire to see Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren challenge Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016. “This’s the problem! #RunWarrenRun,” Ruffalo...
  • Pentagon says it evicted Russian Hackers

    04/24/2015 11:38:40 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 23 Apr 2015 | Phil Stewart
    The United States on Thursday disclosed a cyber intrusion this year by Russian hackers who accessed an unclassified U.S. military network, in a episode Defense Secretary Ash Carter said showed the growing threat and the improving U.S. ability to respond.
  • Draft Condi?: In Poll, Only Rice beats Hillary Clinton (43-40%)

    04/23/2015 3:08:04 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 23 2015 AST | Paul Bedard -Washington Secrets
    In what would be a first-ever race pitting former secretaries of state, only Condoleezza Rice would beat Hillary Rodham Clinton in Iowa, according to a new poll that could put fire under a languishing "Draft Condi" movement. A new Townhall/Gravis Marketing poll found that Rice would beat Clinton in the state as every other Republican loses to the first Democrat to officially announce her candidacy. Condoleezza Rice and her successor at State, Hillary Clinton. In the poll, Rice would beat Clinton 43 percent to 40 percent, taking evangelical Protestants, Catholics and voters under 50 years old. "What this tells me...
  • Unraveling: Liberal Common Cause demands Clinton Foundation, Hillary audit (wants books opened)

    04/24/2015 10:07:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist
    The financial issues plaguing Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign have become too much even for liberal groups, and now Common Cause is calling for an independent audit of donations to the Clinton Foundation. Amid suggestions that foreign governments donated to the foundation in hopes of getting special treatment from President Obama's State Department when Clinton was his top diplomat, the group on Friday said a "thorough review" is needed. "Six years ago, at Mrs. Clinton's confirmation hearing for her appointment as secretary of state, then-Sen. Dick Lugar observed that 'that foreign governments and entities may perceive the Clinton Foundation as a...
  • Levin: Clintons "Must Be Prosecuted"

    04/24/2015 2:47:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin argued the Clintons “must be prosecuted” for their dealings with the Clinton Foundation on Thursday.
  • Ukraine, in snub to Moscow, to adopt British war-time symbol, ditch Soviet war name

    04/23/2015 12:30:41 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Published: 08:12 EST, 22 April 2015 | Updated: 08:12 EST, 22 April 2015 | Natalia Zinets and Pavel Polityuk / Reuters
    KIEV, April 22 (Reuters) - Ukraine, in a break with tradition that is certain to rile Moscow, is ditching the Soviet name for World War Two and aims to adopt the poppy, a mainly British wartime symbol, to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. [....] In another break with the Soviet past, Kiev will align its calendar with that of its European allies by adding for the first time May 8 - known in the West as Victory in Europe Day - as a national holiday. A decree signed by President Petro Poroshenko fixed May 8...
  • Pentagon Calls Russian Claim Of U.S. Troops In Eastern Ukraine 'Ridiculous'

    04/23/2015 12:08:37 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | Last updated (GMT/UTC): 23.04.2015 18:45 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
    The Pentagon has denied a Kremlin claim that U.S. military trainers have been sent into eastern Ukraine, calling the statement a “ridiculous attempt to shift the focus” from Russia’s own military activities there. [....] Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Lainez said on April 23: “Russia continues to supply lethal weapons, training, and command-and-control support for armed separatists in eastern Ukraine in blatant violation of Moscow’s Minsk commitments and Ukraine’s sovereignty.”
  • Fresh Fighting Follows Failed Cease-Fire In Southeast Ukraine [VIDEO]

    04/23/2015 11:59:36 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | 21 April 2015 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL
    A fragile cease-fire monitored by the OSCE in the southeastern Ukrainian village of Shyrokyne collapsed after just three days of quiet. Correspondent Zinaida Burskaya of RFE/RL’s Current Time TV was with volunteer fighters of the Ukrainian Azov Battalion as renewed fighting broke out on April 18.
  • The Clinton Foundation received millions from [Russians who Took] 20% of US uranium deposits

    04/23/2015 9:18:12 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/23/15 | Colin Campbell and Pamela Engel
    ...Here’s the high-level summary. There are more details below. • Canadian company Uranium One owned uranium mines in the US and Kazakhstan. • Uranium One's mines account for 20% of the uranium mined in the US. Uranium is used for nuclear weapons, and it's considered a strategic asset to the US. • Russia’s state-owned atomic agency, Rosatom, bought a 17% stake in Uranium One in June 2009. • The Russian atomic agency decided it wanted to own 51% of Uranium One in June 2010. To take a majority stake in Uranium One, it needed approval from a special committee that...
  • Pyatt: Russian Military Deploys Additional Air Defense Systems In Eastern Ukraine

    04/23/2015 4:46:43 AM PDT · by Fennie · 8 replies
    UNIAN ^ | April 23, 2015
    Russia is currently building up forces near the Ukrainian border, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt wrote on Twitter on Thursday. "Russia has continued to ship heavy weapons into eastern Ukraine since the 'Minsk 2' ceasefire took effect on February 15," Pyatt tweeted. "These forces will give Russia its largest presence on the border since Oct. 2014. It has redeployed elements near Belgorod, opposite Kharkiv." According to Pyatt, the Russian military deployed additional air defense systems in eastern Ukraine and set up several of them closer to the front line. "This is the highest amount of Russian air defense equipment...
  • Afghanistan’s Iconic Hind Gunships Won’t Fly Much Longer

    04/23/2015 4:39:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 22, 2015 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    For several years, the Afghan air force has flown Russian Mi-35 Hind gunships. The iconic, armored helicopters are better known as “flying tanks” for their ability to spew bullets and rockets — while absorbing gunfire. But the Afghans probably won’t fly their Hinds a year from now. The helicopters are getting old and falling apart — and with Washington’s relationship with Moscow at its lowest point in decades, the Pentagon is buying tiny American choppers to replace them. On April 9, the Afghan air force received six American-made MD-530F gunships. In 2013, In 2014, the Pentagon decided to send a total of 12 armed...
  • UKRAINE: U.S. Says Russia Ramping Up Military Presence In Ukraine

    04/23/2015 4:37:43 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | April 22, 2015
    The United States says Russia has deployed more air defense systems into eastern Ukraine and is involved in training exercises of separatist forces in the area in breach of a cease-fire agreement. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf made the accusations on April 22, after Russia’s foreign minister criticized the United States for exploiting the Ukrainian crisis. “The Russian military has deployed additional air defense systems into eastern Ukraine and moved several of these nearer the front lines,” Harf said in a statement. This is the highest amount of Russian air defense equipment in eastern Ukraine since August [2014]." Harf...
  • Turkey to Buy Chinese Missile Defence System

    04/22/2015 1:57:10 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 14 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | April 22, 2015 | Teddy Ng & Reuters in Istandbul
    [This is from the International Edition of SCMP] China has won the bid to co-produce a multibillion ($3Billion) long-range air and missile defence system in Turkey, in what is its largest and most advanced arms sales to a NATO country. The Turkish defence minister announced the decision to approve the US$3 billion bid by China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp, rejecting rival offers from Russian, US and European firms. The winning Chinese FD-2000 system beat the Patriot, the Russian S-400 and the French-Italian Eurosam Samp-T, it was announced on Thursday. [snip]
  • Walled off: In non-rebel eastern Ukraine, frustrations with Kiev mount

    04/23/2015 4:13:26 AM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 4 replies
    CSM/YAHOO News ^ | Fred Weir
    No one in Russian-speaking Kharkiv wants to follow rebels into open revolt. But locals say Kiev has no idea how badly it's aggravating the region with its initiatives, including the 'Great Wall of Ukraine.' It's been nicknamed the "Great Wall of Ukraine." Its planned combination of barbed-wire fences, watchtowers, berms, and tank traps along Ukraine's 1,300-mile border with Russia look like something you'd find on one of Israel's borders with its hostile neighbors. If it's ever completed, the wall will seal a frontier that, until last year, had always been wide open. Inaugurating construction here last fall, Prime Minister Arseniy...
  • Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company

    04/23/2015 2:16:37 AM PDT · by kingattax · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2015 | By JO BECKER and MIKE McINTIRE
    The headline in Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when the newspaper served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.” The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain. But the untold story behind that story is...
  • ...Russian army’s rocket launch test goes terribly wrong when missile drops straight back down...

    04/23/2015 12:25:25 AM PDT · by familyop · 18 replies
    Mailonline, London Daily Mail ^ | 22 April 2015 | Kate Pickles
    What goes up, must come down! Russian army’s rocket launch test goes terribly wrong when missile drops straight back down and explodes in front of them [Whole title.] S300 barely takes off before plunging back to the ground Minute-long clip shows people dashing for cover as rocket hits ground Mishap comes shortly after footage of crash killing missile engineers Embarrassing footage has emerged of a missile launch going spectacularly wrong in Russia. The minute-long clip shows the S300 rocket barely managing to take off before plummeting back down to earth. A small thud can be heard and bits of debris...
  • France Mulls Refunding Russia Mistral Warship Contract

    04/23/2015 1:11:44 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 22, 2015 | STACY MEICHTRY
    PARIS—France said it is weighing the option of giving Moscow a refund for a €1.2 billion ($1.29 billion) contract to supply the Russian navy with two warships, whose delivery has been put on hold amid the conflict in Ukraine. French President François Hollande said he would discuss the contract with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday in Armenia, where world leaders will gather to mark the 100th anniversary of the killing and forced deportation of more than 1.5 million ethnic Armenians. Mr. Hollande suspended the delivery of two Mistral class warships to Russia last fall after the U.S. and other...
  • BOOK: Hillary Gave Russian Govt. Half of U.S. Uranium Output to Reward Donor’s Company

    04/22/2015 9:06:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/22/15 | Breitbart News
    Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Wall Street Journal. We reprint in part here. Hillary Clinton’s State Department was part of a panel that approved the sale of one of America’s largest uranium mines at the same time a foundation controlled by the seller’s chairman was making donations to a Clinton family charity, records reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show.The $610 million sale of 51% of Uranium One to a unit of Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear agency, was approved in 2010 by a U.S. federal committee that assesses the security implications of foreign investments. The State Department, which...
  • Mila Kunis being sued for allegedly 'stealing' a chicken as a child

    04/22/2015 7:41:31 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 Apr 15
    Chalk this up as one of the most ridiculous lawsuits of all time. Mila Kunis is being sued for allegedly stealing a chicken from a childhood friend, reports TMZ. Kristina Karo who claims she grew up with Kunis in the Ukraine, alleges that when they were around five they would play with her beloved chicken named Doggie. According to the lawsuit, Karo adored the chicken, as did Kunis, who would come over to play with the it. But when the chicken suddenly disappeared Karo says that Kunis ‘fessed up to the chicken theft telling her, “Kristina, you can have any...
  • Saudi-led Coalition Declares End to Yemen Campaign

    04/21/2015 11:39:00 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 75 replies
    Soviet Press Sputnik ^ | 4-21-2015 | Lavrov
    The Saudi-led coalition will now begin a new phase, titled 'Operation Restoring Hope', according to the statement of the Saudi defense ministry. Saudi-led coalition operations in Yemen are now entering a political phase. The airstrikes have eliminated all threats against the kingdom and the neighboring countries through the destruction of the heavy arms and ballistic missiles that were seized by the Houthi militias and pro-Saleh forces, according to a statement by the defense ministry. A coalition spokesman said the decision to end operation Firmness Storm followed a request from the Yemeni government.
  • Senate headed for raucous debate on Iran (could reach floor today)

    04/22/2015 6:32:37 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2015, 06:33 pm | Jordain Carney
    The Senate could move next week to legislation would create a congressional review process for a nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said Tuesday. “I think it could get here as early as Thursday,” Cardin said, when asked when the legislation would reach the Senate floor. “I don’t think there will be any floor action until next week.” Senators are expected to turn to the Iran legislation, spearheaded by Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), after they pass a bill to curb human trafficking and vote on Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general. Corker and Cardin reached a deal on...
  • Iranian Warships Arrive Near Yemen

    04/22/2015 10:09:50 AM PDT · by mulder1 · 103 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | 04/22/15 | ADAM CREDO
    Iranian Warships Arrive Near Yemen Comes just days after U.S. announced it would send its own warships A fleet of Iranian warships arrived near the southern coast of Yemen on Wednesday in a move likely to add greater tension in a developing U.S.-Iranian standoff in the region, according Iranian military leaders. Just days after the United States announced it would send its own warships to Yemen in order to prevent Iran from smuggling weapons to terror forces fighting there, a flotilla of Iranian destroyers docked in the same area. Iran’s military moves are likely to increase tensions between the two...
  • Top Iranian General: Nuclear Inspectors Will Not be Permitted

    04/21/2015 9:05:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Tue, April 21, 2015
    The deputy head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps categorically rejected any international inspectors on any Iranian military bases as part of the nuclear deal. Brigadier-General Hossein Salami told Iran’s state-run Press TV “They will not even be permitted to inspect the most normal military site in their dreams.” “Visiting a military base by a foreign inspector would mean the occupation of our land because all our defense secrets are there” Salami said. “Even talking about the subject means national humiliation.” …
  • Iran ALREADY has a Nuke ? America RETREATS in FEAR from Iran -- Obama's IMPEACHMENT if Revealed ?

    04/21/2015 5:22:58 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 48 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2015-05-21 | Patton@Bastogne
    . In 2008 candidate "Barrack Hussein Obama" promised United States citizens that he would do anything possible to prevent the "clinically insane" Iranian Islamic State from obtaining a Nuclear Weapon. ================================ Would Obama finally "cross the red line" (Impeachment) with the America public ... if Americans KNEW that Iran had successfully designed and tested (in North Korea) a nuclear device suitable for a missile launch ? AND a treasonous President Obama (and Iranian Islamic sympathizer vis-a-via Obama's Iranian Chief of Staff Vallerie Jarret) ... had BETRAYED and LIED to the American body politic ? ================================ Is this the "clandestine military...
  • E.U. Charges Russian Energy Giant Gazprom With Abusing Its Dominance

    04/22/2015 5:05:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 22, 2015 | JAMES KANTER
    European antitrust regulators on Wednesday charged the Russian energy giant Gazprom with abusing its dominance in natural gas markets, a move amounting to a direct challenge to the authorities in Moscow. The European Commission, the European Union’s executive arm, said that unfair pricing might have resulted in higher gas prices in Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, which have long been wholly or substantially dependent on Russian gas. In those countries, the commission said, Gazprom was suspected of charging wholesalers prices that were significantly higher compared with the company’s costs or to benchmark prices.
  • Russian Defense Ministry Reveals First Photo of New Armata T-14 Tank

    04/21/2015 11:05:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | April 21, 2015
    Russian Defense Ministry The Armata battle tank is part of a massive rearmament program costing hundreds of billions of dollars that aims to restore some of the military might that Russia lost after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Russia's Defense Ministry on Tuesday published the first official photo of the country's much awaited new T-14 Armata battle tank. Ten Armata tanks are set to take part in Moscow's Red Square Parade on May 9, according to details published alongside a photo of the tank in an interactive section dedicated to Victory Day on the ministry's website. The Armata is...
  • Broken Promise: Obama Won’t Describe Armenian Massacre as ‘Genocide’

    04/21/2015 10:24:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Apr 2015 | John Sexton
    resident Obama will once again avoid using the word “genocide” at a ceremony to designed to memorialize more than a million Armenians murdered by the Ottaman Turks 100 years ago. During his 2008 campaign, then-Senator Obama repeatedly promised he would label the massacre a genocide as president. The LA Times reports the decision to avoid using the word genocide was revealed Tuesday after the White House held a meeting with Armenian groups. The ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the deaths of as many as 1.5 million people will be held this Friday. ... Rep. Adam Schiff of California has...
  • Military ops on U.S. soil raise martial-law fears ( Jade Helm )

    04/20/2015 3:51:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 4/20/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Wal-Mart closures have citizens concerned. Jade Helm 15 is set to kick off in seven states this summer, sending Special Operations forces from all four main branches of the military onto civilian soil to conduct hostile take-over training – and civil-rights advocates are sounding the alarms. ... The looming Jade Helm exercise, set for July 15 through Sept. 15, labels Texas and Utah as hostile areas. Global Research also reported the military says New Mexico “isn’t much friendlier.” Other states participating: California, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada. Some of the social media commentary so far: “The Pentagon’s ‘Operations Jade Helm 15′:...
  • Turkey suddenly open to RESTORING ties with Israel, REFUSES to criticize Israeli election

    04/02/2015 6:13:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    Turkey, via their Deputy Prime Minister, is putting the word out on the street that it is open to a restoration of ties with Israel, even acknowledging that it is NOT Turkey’s place to criticize the recent Israeli election: snip Wow. The admitted refusal to criticize Israel over the election is definitely a change of pace for Turkey. I mean, when has Erdogan ever missed an opportunity to openly bash Israel? He was just ripping Netanyahu in January for just showing up to the Paris march against ‘radical Islam’, accusing him of killing 2500 Palestinians in the war last year....
  • UPDATE 1-Poland seen buying Patriot missiles, Europe helicopters

    04/21/2015 6:13:44 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/21/2015 | Wiktor Szary and Marcin Goettig
    WARSAW, April 21 (Reuters) - Poland looks set to award a total of $8 billion in military contracts to Raytheon of the United States and Europe's Airbus, local media and industry sources said on Tuesday, striking a transatlantic balance as it faces rising tensions with Russia. Speculation over the deals rose as President Bronislaw Komorowski, Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and Poland's defence minister gathered to discuss the modernisation of the country's armed forces. A press briefing was scheduled for 1400 GMT, but Polish officials declined to elaborate. Daily Gazeta Wyborcza reported Warsaw had chosen U.S. firm Raytheon, the maker of...
  • LEADER OF AL-QAIDA-LINKED GROUP IN RUSSIA'S CAUCASUS KILLED

    04/20/2015 11:55:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 2 replies
    AP ^ | April 20, 2015 | ARSEN MOLLAYEV
    Russian special forces have killed the leader of an al-Qaida-linked group operating in the Caucasus region of southern Russia, the national counterterrorism agency said Monday. Aliaskhab Kebekov took over the leadership of the Caucasus Emirate last year after the death of its founder, Doku Umarov, who had claimed responsibility for major attacks in Russia. Kebekov pledged allegiance to al-Qaida and last month was added to a U.S. government list of global terrorists.
  • U.S. 'Crucial' to Latvia as Russian Troops Build on Border: Defense Chief

    04/20/2015 9:53:22 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 20, 2015
    U.S. support is "crucial" to Latvia amid concerns over an increase in Russian troop activity near its borders, the Baltic nation's defense chief said Monday. Lt. Gen Raimonds Graube said that "Russian communication warfare and Russian troop build ups" are continuing along the Russia-Latvia border. "The people of Latvia are scared because of this activity," he said after a meeting with the commander of the U.S. Army in Europe, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges in Wiesbaden, Germany. Increased Russian military activity in the Baltic region in recent months has prompted a display of U.S. and NATO deterrence capabilities against any Russian...
  • The Terror Strategist: Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State

    04/20/2015 5:10:42 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 64 replies
    SPIEGEL ON LINE ^ | 18 Apr 15 | Christoph Reuter
    Aloof. Polite. Cajoling. Extremely attentive. Restrained. Dishonest. Inscrutable. Malicious. The rebels from northern Syria, remembering encounters with him months later, recall completely different facets of the man. But they agree on one thing: "We never knew exactly who we were sitting across from." In fact, not even those who shot and killed him after a brief firefight in the town of Tal Rifaat on a January morning in 2014 knew the true identity of the tall man in his late fifties. They were unaware that they had killed the strategic head of the group calling itself "Islamic State" (IS). The...
  • Generals: Saudi Intervention in Yemen is Doomed to Failure

    04/19/2015 4:32:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-19 | John Hayward
    According to a report by al-Jazeera, several American generals are skeptical that Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen will succeed.  A “senior commander at CENTCOM” claimed the Saudis did not keep the operation secret from American authorities because they feared the Obama Administration inform Iran, but rather because the Saudis feared the Pentagon would dismiss their battle plan as a “bad idea” and try to talk them out of it. “Military sources said that a number of regional special forces officers and officers at U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) argued strenuously against supporting the Saudi-led intervention because the target of the intervention, the Shia...
  • Now let the record straight

    04/19/2015 6:04:02 PM PDT · by Krosan · 7 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpH5L8zCtSk | Reagan
    Now let's set the record straight. There's no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there's only one guaranteed way you can have peace—and you can have it in the next second—surrender. Admittedly, there's a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face—that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight or surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back...
  • Iran rules out inspections of military sites (again)

    04/19/2015 5:29:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 19, 2015, 1:46 pm
    A senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Sunday that inspectors would be barred from military sites under any nuclear agreement with world powers. Gen. Hossein Salami, the Guard’s deputy leader, said on state TV that allowing the foreign inspection of military sites is tantamount to “selling out.” “We will respond with hot lead (bullets) to those who speak of it,” Salami said. “Iran will not become a paradise for spies. We will not roll out the red carpet for the enemy.” Iran and six world powers — the US, the UK, France, Germany, China and Russia — have reached...