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  • Kremlin Dismisses Putin Threat as a Hoax

    09/20/2014 7:40:13 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Sep. 19 2014 19:20 | Reuters
    The Kremlin has dismissed as "one more hoax" a report that cited Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko as telling European officials that Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had made veiled threats about the security of EU members. [....] Earlier this month, Italy's la Repubblica quoted Putin as telling Barroso in a telephone conversation that if he wanted to, Russia could capture Kiev in two days....
  • F-22 fighters intercept Russian military planes 55 miles off Alaska

    09/20/2014 6:30:35 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
    FoxNews ^ | September 20, 2014 | ·Associated Press
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska, military officials said Friday.
  • Masked man with AMERICAN accent appears in latest ISIS propaganda film 'Flames of War'

    09/19/2014 9:45:35 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 21:34 GMT, 19 September 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    The latest suspected ISIS propaganda film has been uploaded to YouTube and appears to feature a jihadist with an American accent. The 55-minute 'Flames of War' video was posted online today and bears hallmarks of previous Islamic State tapes including Hollywood-style effects and bloodthirsty, call-to-arms language. The clip bears the stamp of the al-Hayat Media Centre, ISIS' English-language propaganda arm. An ISIS jihadist spoke with an American accent on the Flames of War propaganda film which was uploaded to YouTube today. In the video, the masked extremist stands before Syrian soldiers, loyal to dictator Bashar al-Assad who are digging their...
  • Kurdish President Urges World to Help Syrian Kurds against IS Attacks [FSA "on the way"]

    09/19/2014 11:05:13 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    RUDAW ^ | 13 hours ago | RUDAW
    Barzani warned that inaction would lead to terrible consequences and he called on the international community to prevent another humanitarian crisis. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region— President of the Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani called on Kurdish parties and the international community today to assist the people of Kobane against the Islamic State (IS) attacks on the town. “We appeal to all Kurdish forces to put aside their differences and unite to defend the dignity, the land and the lives of the citizens of Kobane,” Barzani said in a statement. “The defense of the land and the people of Kurdistan is the...
  • Iranian President Blasts ISIS But Says US No-Troops Strategy Is 'Ridiculous'

    09/18/2014 7:39:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/18/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke out against terror group ISIS in a recent interview, saying that the militants "want to kill humanity." He also harshly criticized American President Barack Obama's plan to fight ISIS with airstrikes but without any ground troops, calling it "ridiculous" and wondering whether Americans are not afraid to suffer casualties in the war. "They want to kill humanity," Rouhani told NBC News about ISIS, which has declared the creation of an 'Islamic State' in the territory of Iraq and Syria, but has been denounced by a number of Islamic countries. "And from the viewpoint of the...
  • Chechens a Terrorist Superpower, are Running ISIS, + Will Soon Deliver Retribution to Putin's Russia

    09/18/2014 5:42:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Be it Boston, Ukraine, Afghanistan, or the Middle East:  wherever there's some bloody mess, seems you find Chechens... While I do believe we need to go kill all of the ISIS scum we can find -probably meaning boots on the ground in Iraq/Syria (indirectly and unfortunately allying ourselves with Russian interests there)- and also think that these blood-drunk monsters are on their way to American soil, if not here already- it's the Russians who really have something to worry about. Revenge a dish best served cold: Although Chechnya seems to have been tamed by first Vladimir Putin -now maintained by his back-slapping buddy, the brutal, pro-Kremlin...
  • Why Nuclear Weapons Continue to be Central to Putin and Russia

    09/20/2014 12:58:31 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    The majority of Russia’s ICBMs are reaching the end of their service life, meaning that the deployment and modernization of current and new missiles is crucial to maintaining Russia’s nuclear capabilities. Currently, a majority of Russia’s ICBM consists of older SS-18, SS-19 and SS-25 ICBMs which have been in service since the USSR. Russia is set to replace these older missiles with newer and more advanced 108 RS-24 Yars-M (SS-29), Topol-Ms (SS-27)(mobile and silo-based), as well as 30 SS-19 in nine divisions by 2016. ICBMs are not the only part of Russia’s attempts to retain its nuclear posture. ICBMs form...
  • Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania form joint military unit

    09/19/2014 6:14:44 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:39pm BST | Wiktor Szary; Writing by Marcin Goettig; Editing by Andrew Heavens
    (Reuters) - Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania launched a joint military force on Friday that Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said could start its first exercises in the tense region in the next year.
  • U.S., Canada send jets to intercept Russian aircraft

    09/19/2014 6:10:04 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:43am BST | Reuters
    (Reuters) - U.S. and Canadian fighter jets intercepted Russian aircraft that were flying near U.S. and Canadian air space this week, a military spokesman said on Friday.
  • Sweden: Russian Military Jets Violate Air Space

    09/19/2014 5:54:09 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | SEPT. 19, 2014, 1:47 P.M. E.D.T. | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    STOCKHOLM — Sweden says it has summoned the Russian ambassador over an air space violation by two Russian military aircraft.
  • Putin: Russian army may enter Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Romania in few days

    09/19/2014 5:48:47 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 81 replies
    FOCUS News Agency ^ | 18 September 2014 | FOCUS News Agency
    <p>Putin made this statement[....]“If I want, the Russian troops may enter not only in Kiev but also in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw and Bucharest,” the German newspaper cited Putin’s words. According to the newspaper, the Russian President advised Poroshenko “not to count on the EU too much” because if he wished, he could “influence and block the decisions made in the EU”.</p>
  • Russian planes intercepted near U.S., Canadian airspace

    09/19/2014 5:40:57 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 31 replies
    edition.cnn.com ^ | 09/20/2014 | Steve Brusk and Ralph Ellis
    Two U.S. jets intercepted six Russian planes that neared U.S. airspace off Alaska on Thursday and Canadian planes intercepted two Russian bombers that approached Canadian airspace, NORAD reported. A U.S. official told CNN's Barbara Starr that officials in Washington think the incidents were related to the visit by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who talked to Canadian officials Wednesday and President Barack Obama on Thursday. The United States promised Ukraine $46 million in nonlethal aid for its battle with pro-Russian militants. The Russian aircraft flew within about 55 nautical miles of the Alaskan coastline and about 40 nautical miles of the...
  • Poland looks to arm F-16 fleet with missiles under $500 million deal with Lockheed

    09/19/2014 12:43:09 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | Sep 19, 2014 | Jill R. Aitoro
    The Pentagon is asking Congress to approve a $500 million foreign military sale to deliver Lockheed Martin Corp. missiles for Poland’s fleet of F-16 fighters. Poland is asking for 40 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles, which are designed to cruise autonomously using an infrared seeker and anti-jam GPS to find and destroy targets, keeping aircrews well out of danger from air defense systems. Also part of the contract would be upgrades to the F-16 aircraft for JASSM integration and support. Poland continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in Central Europe, and the sale would improve...
  • UKRAINE Crimea: Massive Searches Announced: Looking for "Subversive" Books to Destroy Them

    09/19/2014 8:19:35 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 79 replies
    censor.net ^ | 19.09.14 16:31
    All peninsula schools will be ransacked for the extremist literature. In the self-proclaimed Ministry of Education of Crimea stated that the local education departments in the cities and regions of the peninsula are authorized to conduct an inspection visits with respect to keeping of extremist matter and banned literature, Censor.NET reports citing Hromadske Radio. The list consists of 2,442 items, including books, articles, pamphlets, and even texts of some songs. The law enforcement officials together with experts from the Department of Education shall hold the upcoming revision at schools. In case of banned literature detection, members of the inspection will...
  • Pabst Is Sold to Russian Beverage Company

    09/18/2014 11:38:14 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 98 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/18/2014 | David Gelles
    A Russian beverage company said on Thursday that it was acquiring the Pabst Brewing Company, which makes the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer popular with barflies and hipsters alike and other brands like Colt 45 and Old Milwaukee. [snip] The buyer is Oasis Beverages, a Russian brewer and beverages distributor. Backing Oasis is TSG Consumer Partners, an American private equity firm focused on consumer goods, which will take a minority stake. “Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential American brand – it represents individualism, egalitarianism and freedom of expression – all the things that make this country great,” Eugene Kashper, the chairman...
  • Moscow troops could be in five NATO capitals in two days, boasts Putin

    09/18/2014 2:05:29 PM PDT · by Mariner · 104 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 18th, 2014 | By Will Stewart for MailOnline
    Shockwaves reverberated through Eastern Europe tonight after Vladimir Putin boasted he could invade five NATO capitals inside two days. This came amid new reports that almost 4,000 Russia troops are massing in Crimea close to Ukraine's mainland. 'If I wanted, Russian troops could not only be in Kiev in two days, but in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw or Bucharest, too,' Putin was quoted as threatening, according to Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. All are former USSR or Soviet-bloc cities and apart from Ukraine their countries are now NATO and EU members.
  • At least 34 Syrian children die from contaminated measles vaccine

    09/17/2014 3:53:11 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 17 September 2014 | Mowaffaq Safadi
    At least 34 children have died in rebel-held Syria after being injected with contaminated measles vaccines, the rebel government said on Tuesday, warning that the deaths might be caused by saboteurs linked to the Assad regime. The death toll is expected to rise, with many children from eight towns in Idlib province, north-west Syria, still in intensive care on Tuesday night. ...
  • Poland Plans Gas Hub to Kill Reliance on Russian Energy

    09/18/2014 8:27:38 AM PDT · by Blackyce · 17 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 09/08/2014 | Reuters
    Poland Plans Gas Hub to Kill Reliance on Russian Energy ReutersSep. 18 2014 14:41 Last edited 14:41 Poland is taking steps towards creating a gas trading and transit hub in Central and Eastern Europe aimed at accomplishing what much of the region has failed to do: shake off almost complete reliance on Russian gas imports. Poland will open a liquefied natural gas terminal in 2015 and build new pipelines — including a planned north-south corridor stretching to Croatia — to help ease the grip of Russia's Gazprom over former Soviet bloc nations. Central Europe's biggest economy, which also intends to upgrade gas links to Lithuania to allow the re-export of gas to the Baltics, has said it plans to build 2,000 kilometers of pipelines criss-crossing the country...
  • $30 Million Bounty Offered for MH17 Attackers as Ukraine Turmoil Continues

    09/18/2014 12:07:32 AM PDT · by free_life · 28 replies
    Vicenews ^ | Sept 17, 2014 | Olivia Crellin
    A German company is offering a $30 million bounty for the identities of the individuals responsible for downing Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine this summer. Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine are suspected of firing surface-to-air missiles at the civilian aircraft, which crashed July 17 while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, killing all 298 people on board. A preliminary report carried out by Dutch investigators said that the crash was the result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that struck the Boeing plane from the outside. Wifka, an independent German fraud investigation company, said...
  • Fatah Exposes Hamas’s Trafficking Network to Europe

    09/17/2014 12:31:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 9/17/2014, 9:36 AM | Ari Yashar
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction has exposed that Hamas is running a human trafficking network, smuggling Gaza residents to Europe for $2,000 to $3,500 per person. The charges come following reports that dozens of Palestinian Arabs drowned last week after leaving Gaza for Egypt, where they boarded an ill-fated ship bound for Europe that never reached its goal, reports Kol Yisrael (Israel Radio). Apparently Hamas used its hundreds of smuggling tunnels into the Sinai Peninsula to funnel the would-be immigrants out of Gaza and into Egypt; while an Egyptian siege limited the usage of those smuggling tunnels,...
  • Q&A: Ukraine’s Donbas Battalion Commander Seeks US Support

    09/17/2014 2:36:43 PM PDT · by Krosan · 14 replies
    VOA ^ | September 16, 2014 | Mark Snowiss
    WASHINGTON— The commander of Ukraine’s famed Donbas Battalion, Semen Semenchenko, is in Washington this week to lobby U.S. officials for stepped-up non-lethal aid and possible West Point training for his men. Semenchenko, who was recently wounded during an attack on the eastern city of Ilovaysk and walks with a cane, arrived just ahead of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s Thursday visit to the U.S. capital, where he will speak to a joint session of Congress and meet with his counterpart, Barack Obama. The Ukrainian leader will make the case to lawmakers and the president to expedite assistance for his badly outgunned...
  • Factory gives fighter jet to head of Russian Orthodox Church

    09/17/2014 12:13:10 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Sep 17, 2014
    A Sukhoi SU-35 fighter aircraft participates in a flying display during the 50th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 23, 2013. CREDIT: REUTERS/PASCAL ROSSIGNOL (Reuters) - Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, was presented with an unlikely gift for a religious leader this week as he toured a factory in Russia's far-east - a single-seater fighter jet SU-35. Kirill was presented with the jet after giving workers at the civilian and military aircraft plant icons blessed by himself, the church said in a statement on its official website on Tuesday. The patriarch,...
  • UKRAINE: 'Stranger among his own'search for missing Russian troops in eastern Ukraine

    09/17/2014 4:33:03 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    http://www.svoboda.org/content/article/26589626.html ^ | September 17, 2014 | Andrey Korolev
    Relatives of Russian soldiers involved in the fighting in the east of Ukraine, continue to search for the dead and missing soldiers and officers. Meanwhile, in Ukraine itself unfolds a broad campaign to provide information support to parents of Russian military. Twenty-six-Corporal Andrew Dokuchaev contractor assigned to the reconnaissance regiment of 331, based in Kostroma. The mother of a Russian military Olga Bazakina claims that on August 18, her son with a company was suddenly sent to the so-called business trip to the border with the Tambov region. August 20 Andrew left a note on his page on the social...
  • New 'Novorossiya' General Korsun Vows to Install Harsh Soviet-like System

    09/16/2014 5:37:53 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 32 replies
    The Interpreter ^ | 9/16/2014
    New 'Novorossiya' General Korsun Vows to Install Harsh Soviet-like System 23:31 (GMT) snip.. The new "United Army of Novorossiya" Gen. Korsun recently gave an interview to a local news site, news-portal.dn.ua from which we get a definite impression of a determined hardliner. snip Asked to be more specific on plans for the industrial rebirth of the Donbass, the general said exports would go to Russia. He said Novorossiya would be run as a socialist system. "Despite Western propaganda, there is nothing bad in socialism. Moreover, the most advertised Western countries are proud precisely of their social orientation. Sweden, Switzerland, and...
  • Russia is stealthily threatening America with nuclear war

    09/16/2014 7:20:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Week ^ | September 16, 2014 | Kyle Mizokami
    But it's not quite the projection of strength that it seems... Last week, two aircraft took off from an air base in western Russia, just east of the Russian city of Saratov. The aircraft, Tu-95 strategic bombers code-named Bear by NATO, flew northwest, skirting Iceland, Greenland, and Canada. Once beyond Canada, the two lumbering, propeller-driven bombers settled on a heading straight toward the United States. Their goal was a "launch box" off the coast of the U.S. from which, during wartime, they would fire nuclear-tipped cruise missiles towards American cities and military bases. The provocative flights were timed to a...
  • Kremlin Hosts International Meeting of Pro-Family Leaders

    09/16/2014 3:40:22 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 25 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Kremlin Hosts International Meeting of Pro-Family Leaders and It is Accused by The Moscow Times of Throwing a Global Neo-Con Party By Julio Severo  In choosing conservative values and spearheading their defense in the United Nations, Russia represents hope for conservative fighters in a world increasingly corrupted by the Western debauchery of free sex, abortion imposition, comprehensive immoral sex education, population control, homosexual indoctrination via media and schools, participants of a forum agreed in September 10 in Moscow, Russia. Julio Severo and Don Feder in the Kremlin The Large Family and Future of Humanity Forum (LFFH Forum) opened inside the Kremlin, bringing together conservative politicians and activists from 45 countries,...
  • NASA awards space taxi contract to Boeing and SpaceX

    09/16/2014 2:28:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 16, 2014 | James Rogers
    NASA has awarded the highly-anticipated space taxi contract to Boeing and SpaceX, a move which will end the agency’s reliance on Russian technology to transport U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station. The Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract aims to restore an American capability to launch astronauts from U.S. soil to the International Space Station by the end of 2017. Since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011, American astronauts have been transported to space on Russian-built Soyuz vessels. …
  • Moscow warns against panic as ruble plunges to historic lows

    09/16/2014 12:16:28 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies
    AFP ^ | September 16, 2014 | Anna Smolchenko
    Russian authorities told people not to panic on Tuesday as the battered ruble plunged to record lows, floored by tensions with the West over Ukraine, new sanctions and falling oil prices. The national currency fell to 38.82 rubles per dollar after weakening on Monday to below 38 against the dollar for the first time. It also broke through the symbolic level of 50 rubles per euro for the first time in several months. The ruble has slumped as investors fret about the impact of ever more stringent Western sanctions on the economy, which is already teetering on the verge of...
  • Stealth Is Dead! Long Live Stealth!

    09/16/2014 12:43:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 16 September 2014 | Joseph Trevithick
    Russian expert says fighter jets can’t hide forever—but that’s old news A Russian military expert has sounded a seemingly dire warning for the United States. Dr. Igor Sutyagin claims that stealthy fighter jets and bombers can’t stay hidden much longer as enemy radar technology improves. The U.S. military is betting hundreds of billions of dollars—in essence, its whole air-power investment—that detection-dodging stealth works … and will keep working for many decades to come. So if Sutyagin is absolutely right, America could be in big trouble. The roughly trillion dollars Washington has spent designing and building F-117s, B-2s, F-22s, F-35s and...
  • Hidden partners? How much Russia, Iran could help US against Islamic State

    09/15/2014 3:39:10 PM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 15, 2014 | Howard LaFranchi
    More than three dozen nations have signed on to the anti-Islamic State coalition, US officials say. But Russia and Iran are also likely to play roles, and some Arab countries will prefer to keep quiet about their help.
  • Russia's Energy Minister To Meet OPEC As Oil Price Falls More

    09/16/2014 6:59:39 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | September 15, 2014 | Reuters
    Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak will meet OPEC officials on Tuesday in Vienna, his spokeswoman said, as oil's price fall piled pressure on Moscow's budget. The annual meeting had been planned long before oil fell below the $100 per barrel level critical for Russia's oil sales which account for 40 percent of state budget revenues. Russia suffered from a decline of oil production and prices this year and has cut its outlook for oil output as core Western Siberian fields become more depleted. The spokeswoman said that Novak and the officials from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries had...
  • UKRAINE: Project "Cornflower" designed to share information collected by volunteers [heartbreaking]

    09/15/2014 2:06:55 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    Cornflower Project "Cornflower" designed to help relatives searching for members of the regular part of the Russian army and Russian mercenaries in combat against Ukraine. Information collected by volunteers from both open sources and directly from participants of military events in the area. [#Cornflower when someone says that there is no Russian troops in Ukraine, thousands of words instead of send it ...on the page of the site InformNapalm.org "cornflower". Originally we wanted to call this section "List Is" in honor of the Russian human rights activist Yelena Vasilyeva, but we were assured that such associations can be dangerous for...
  • Eastern Ukraine: The Neverending Crisis

    09/15/2014 12:56:37 PM PDT · by DTA · 38 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 2014-09-04 | Nicolai N. Petro
    Eastern Ukraine: The Neverending Crisis Nicolai N. Petro September 3, 2014 According to president Vladimir Putin, Russia’s objectives in Ukraine have been the same since the beginning of civil unrest there—a stable national government that represents and respects all of its people. Why then, has there been so little willingness to work together with Russia to end this crisis? The most obvious answer is Russia’s annexation of Crimea, which many Western governments have interpreted as a rejection of the post–Cold War status quo and a possible prelude to further territorial expansion. To be fair, however, Putin addressed both of these...
  • Russia Returns To Soviet-Era “Quality Mark” To Certify Goods

    09/15/2014 11:08:44 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies
    Itar Tass ^ | 09/15/2014 | Itar Tass
    MOSCOW, September 15 /ITAR-TASS/. Russia is returning to the Soviet-style system of marking the quality of domestic goods. The State Quality Mark of the USSR was the official Soviet mark for the certification of quality established in 1967. It was used to guarantee high commercial standards of consumer products and technical goods and was a stimulus for manufacturers to improve the quality of production. Obtaining the mark allowed Soviet enterprises to increase the state controlled price for their goods by ten percent. After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the government introduced its own sign for certification of quality...
  • Russian Orthodox Church Cancels Lutheran Dialogue Over Gay Rights

    09/15/2014 7:04:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Pravmir ^ | 9/12/14
    The Russian Orthodox Church has cancelled an official doctrinal dialogue with the Finnish Lutheran Church over the Lutheran stance on homosexuality. The Orthodox side wanted to pre-approve a communique before the meeting, but talks broke down over the Finns’ refusal to condemn homosexuality.Finnish and Russian attitudes to gay rights are poles apart, and that’s helping to derail doctrinal dialogues between the two countries’ largest religions. Archbishop Kari Mäkinen says that he was forced to cancel planned ecumenical dialogues when he met the Russia Patriarch Kiril in Moscow. The Russian Orthodox Church wanted to agree a statement in advance, as the...
  • May 2 Odessa House of trade unions: Carfentanil

    09/15/2014 7:37:46 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003756169508 ^ | September 13, 2014 | Alexei Stretovych
    ...Here's a view: a world renowned cardiac surgeon Boris Todurov: "I do not understand why Putin's statement at the next" punitive expedition "against its own people in Kiev Ukrainian TV channels did not show, as Russia itself fell out with terrorists in Beslan or Grozny? Why our media will be reminded that RUSSIAN secret services used gas for freeing the hostages 'Nord-Ost"? It was gas-based karfentanila, the action is instant, people literally freeze in the posture in which breathed. In such positions, though on the run, were killed on May 2 in Odessa House of trade unions. Carfentanil is made...
  • Election Results Reflect Putin’s High Approval Rating — Political Analyst

    09/15/2014 3:52:00 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 2 replies
    Itar Tass ^ | 09/15/2014 | Itar Tass
    MOSCOW, September 15. /ITAR-TASS/. The results of Sunday’s regional election in Russia prove that the presidential approval rating in the country is high, the head of the Institute for Social, Economic and Political Studies said Monday. “The results of the election are a projection of the approval rating for the country’s president and the course that he has taken,” Dmitry Badovsky said at the Regions of Russia media forum. The outcome of the vote could have been forecast already in March when an opinion poll on Crimea’s reunification with Russia showed that over 90% of Russians across the country supported...
  • iraqi leader: no need for arab powers to strike is

    09/14/2014 5:45:52 PM PDT · by keat · 17 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 6:59 PM EDT | Staff
    PARIS (AP) -- Iraq's president says Arab powers Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia do not need to join airstrikes against the Islamic State group. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, President Fouad Massoum also expressed regret that Iran was not invited to take part in the 26-nation conference in Paris on Monday to try to counter the Islamic extremists who control vast parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria. The conference of mostly Western and Arab world countries and the five permanent U.N. Security Council members aims to show a united front, especially from majority-Muslim nations....
  • Islamic State crisis: Kerry to lead talks in Paris

    09/14/2014 8:16:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 14 September 2014 Last updated at 21:59 ET
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet foreign ministers from around the world in Paris on Monday to discuss how to defeat Islamic State (IS) militants. French President Francois Hollande said the beheading of a British aid worker showed the world must act against IS. About 40 countries, including 10 Arab states, have signed up to a coalition to help fight IS in Iraq and Syria. Several Arab countries have offered to take part in air strikes on IS fighters in Iraq, US officials say. Mr Kerry says he is "extremely encouraged" by promises of military assistance to tackle...
  • Beijing and Moscow divided Central Asia Disputed borders

    09/14/2014 6:15:53 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 18 replies
    ROUGH GOOGLE TRANSLATIO: Beijing and Moscow divided Central Asia Disputed borders September 14, 23:49 Contested borders: Moscow and Beijing shared Central AziyuV Dushanbe concluded the regular summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. In addition to the leaders of the member countries (Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan) to the summit of the heads of income of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Mongolia, India's foreign minister and the president is not a member of the SCO, and not even having observer status in Turkmenistan. It is possible that as a result of countries still managed to decide on a common interest, which...
  • Snezhnjansky engineering working in three shifts

    http://image.zn.ua/media/images/300x200/Sep2014/97030.png From the factory exported unique stamp patterns, determine the accuracy of the production of blades for aviaturbin having complex geometrical profile. Which is under the full control of the so-called "DNR" Snezhnjansky Machine Works, which produces a unique turbine blades for helicopters, attack aircraft and civil engines in three shifts worked for the defense aviation industry of the Russian Federation. According to one of the highly ZN.UA lathe factory, previously their salary of $ 5-7 thousand hryvnia is transferred to the card. Currently locksmith 6-7 level receives at least 15 thousand UAH cash. From the factory exported unique stamp...
  • In Chinese parliament a bill on accession foreign territory to China

    In China's parliament - National People's Congress - introduced a bill very similar to the bill now under consideration by the State Duma of the Russian accession Crimea to Russia. We are talking about a document that provides for the accession of China to the part of a foreign country if the local residents in a referendum will decide on becoming a part of the Chinese state, according to ICTV. The project, which made ​​the deputy Wang Han Sun Feb. 28, actually involves the annexation of the territory of a neighboring state - in particular, the Russian Far East. At...
  • White House Chief Of Staff Squirms When Asked If Any Nation Has Committed Ground Troops In Syria

    09/14/2014 10:14:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/14 | Al Weaver
    When asked by “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd if any nation has committed to putting boots on the ground in Syria to combat ISIS, White House Chief Of Staff Denis McDonough said “we’re not looking at that now.” Todd shot back, “Wait a minute, why not?” “We’re trying to put together the specifics of what we expect from each of the members” said the White House flack, referring to the “broad coalition” President Obama referenced in his speech Wednesday night. McDonough tried to walk back his initial quote though. ‘”If you know you need combat troops on the ground,...
  • NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister

    09/14/2014 10:16:19 AM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Sep 14, 2014
    Ukraine's defense minister said on Sunday that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight pro-Russian separatists and "stop" Russian President Vladimir Putin. Valery Heletey told a news conference he had discussed weapons deliveries in bilateral meetings with NATO defense ministers during a NATO summit in Wales on Sept. 4-5.
  • Obama: Assad Shooting At American Planes Would Lead To His Overthrow

    09/14/2014 8:51:34 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 57 replies
    NYT/BI ^ | Sep. 14, 2014, 10:12 AM | Michael B Kelley
    President Barack Obama would seek to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad if American planes were attacked upon entering Syrian air space, Peter Baker of The New York Times reports. If Assad's troops fired at American planes entering Syrian airspace, "Obama said he would order American forces to wipe out Syria’s air defense system," Baker reports. "He went on to say that such an action by Mr. Assad would lead to his overthrow, according to one account."
  • United Russia Winning Elections To Crimean Parliament - Exit Polls

    09/14/2014 10:11:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 25 replies
    Itar Tass ^ | 09/14/2014 | Itar Tass
    SIMFEROPOL, September 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s ruling party United Russia is winning elections to Crimea’s State Council, or legislature, according to exit poll results announced on Sunday after polling stations were closed. Thus, the results of the exit poll demonstrate that the United Russia is claiming 70.36% of the vote. Apart from the United Russia, two more parties - the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) and the Communist Party (CPRF) - are surmounting the five-percent barrier with 9.33 and 6.56% of the vote, respectively. Candidates from the rest nine political parties, according to the exit polls, are failing to win seats in...
  • UKRAINE: Russia wins concessions by getting Ukraine, EU to delay free-trade pact until 2016

    APPEASEMENT POLITICS In a concession to Russia, Ukraine and the European Union agreed delay implementation of a major trade agreement until the start of 2016, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said. They also appeared to be preparing to make more concessions after the ratification of the agreement, scheduled for next week. EU Trade Commissioner Karl de Gucht said in Brussels that Ukraine, Russia and EU also agreed on extending unilateral trade preferences for Ukraine until the end of 2015 as well. They allowed Ukraine to boost exports to EU by 14 percent in the first half of this year,...
  • Push Back against Putin’s Preposterous Policies

    09/14/2014 5:40:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Paul Dykewicz
    World and corporate leaders should look for alternative business partners to minimize the fallout from trade barriers that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin may erect against countries that impose trade sanctions against his nation in response to his ill-conceived plot to send Russian fighters into neighboring Ukraine.Former KGB agent Putin has proven that he cannot be trusted and his willingness to adopt foreign policies that are detrimental to the economic interests of his people are telling. Nor will his legacy as Russia’s leader escape damage in the wake of his support of armed gunman from his country who infiltrated Ukraine to...
  • Liberals press Pelosi, Obama for vote on Syrian air strikes

    09/14/2014 4:16:18 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    A growing chorus of liberal Democrats is pushing President Obama to get Congress's explicit approval before launching missile strikes into Syria. The pressure from supporters on Capitol Hill is not only a headache for Obama, but also puts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top Democrats in the difficult position of bucking a broad segment of their own caucus in order to protect an ally in the White House. Scores of Democrats had signed letters a year ago advocating against military strikes targeting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without congressional backing. Thirteen months later the enemy...
  • ISIS sets fire to Iraq’s largest oil refinery

    09/13/2014 3:16:36 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9-13-14 | Amy Miller
    <p>Islamic State militants have set fire to Iraq’s largest oil refinery, escalating tensions in the region and raising questions about how much control ISIS could potentially gain over the world’s oil supply.</p> <p>This isn’t the first time this particular refinery has been attacked; it’s a favorite target of ISIS militants. They have attacked the refinery in the past as a way of securing fuel to smuggle to parties who fund their self-declared “caliphate” in northern Iraq and Syria.</p>