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  • Russian Warships: Spain Says Refuelling Request Withdrawn

    10/26/2016 6:20:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/26
    Russia has withdrawn a request for three warships to dock at the Spanish port of Ceuta for refuelling, following concern among Nato allies. The Spanish foreign ministry says the stopovers have now been cancelled. Spain had been under pressure from Nato allies not to allow the refuelling of the Russian warships bound for Syria. Russia's defence ministry later said no request had been sent for the main vessel, aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, to be refuelled in Ceuta.
  • Trump says Clinton policy on Syria would lead to World War Three

    10/26/2016 11:14:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/26/16
    U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Democrat Hillary Clinton's plan for Syria would "lead to World War Three," because of the potential for conflict with military forces from nuclear-armed Russia. In an interview focused largely on foreign policy, Trump said defeating Islamic State is a higher priority than persuading Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, playing down a long-held goal of U.S. policy. Trump questioned how Clinton would negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin after demonizing him; blamed President Barack Obama for a downturn in U.S. relations with the Philippines under its new president, Rodrigo...
  • The linchpin of Central Asia could face a revolution - and it could pit Russia and China against..

    10/26/2016 10:41:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    BI ^ | Oct. 26, 2016 | Victoria Kelly-Clark
    The linchpin of Central Asia could face a revolution ? and it could pit Russia and China against each other Victoria Kelly-Clark, Global Risk Insights Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (R) shakes hands with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev during a meeting in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, September 3, 2016. Sputnik/Pool/Dmitry Astakhov/via REUTERS Russian Prime Minister Medvedev meets his Uzbek counterpart Mirziyoyev in Samarkand Thomson Reuters The premature death of Islam Karimov, president of Uzbekistan and one of Central Asia’s main political actors, has created a dangerous power vacuum in the country. The fallout from his death in September 2016 has the...
  • Europe on war-footing: Britain sends tanks, drones and 800 troops to Estonia

    10/26/2016 8:52:32 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/26/16 | Juliam Robinson
    Britain is sending tanks, drones and 800 troops to Estonia as part of the biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War. The soldiers will be sent to the Eastern European country and will be joined by forces from Denmark and France, according to Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. It comes a day after Russia unveiled chilling pictures of its largest ever nuclear missile - Satan 2 - which is capable of obliterating the UK. The United States hopes for binding commitments from Europe to fill four battle groups of some 4,000 troops, part of NATO's response to Russia's...
  • US Official: Russia Might Shoot Down US Aircraft In Syria

    10/26/2016 5:21:20 AM PDT · by Strategy · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 25, 2016 | Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- National Intelligence director James Clapper says he wouldn't put it past Russia to "to shoot down an American aircraft" if a no-fly zone is imposed over Syria.</p>
  • Russia’s Carrier Was Designed To Be Heavily Armed Even Without Its Air Wing

    10/25/2016 7:03:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 82 replies
    The Drive ^ | October 25, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    During the Cold War, Russia’s navy prioritized moving huge numbers of cruise missiles around the globe, threatening the power-projection capabilities of American Carrier Battle Groups. In the 1950s and 1960s, aircraft carriers were seen by Soviet military elites as imperialist tools of aggression, and any initiative by the USSR to build one of their own was shot down by the powers that be. Eventually this began to change, but only gradually. The Kiev class that was launched in the 1970s was a puzzling cross-breed compromise between a heavy missile cruiser and a helicopter and VTOL (Yak-38) tactical jet carrier. Eventually...
  • Russia's Flotilla Flop

    10/25/2016 1:06:43 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Oct. 25, 2016 | Kevin Rothrock
    Russia’s great flotilla of eight naval ships to the eastern Mediterranean hasn’t been the public diplomacy coup Moscow hoped for. NATO calls the flotilla “the largest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War,” but most people in Russia or in the West who know anything about it have probably only seen the photos of the Admiral Kuznetsov — Russia’s only aircraft carrier — billowing smoke on the open water. You might be surprised to learn that the Kuznetsov hasn’t broken down: the smoke is normal for the 30-year-old ship, which runs on diesel fuel. That ominous plume of...
  • "Jesus is Lord" Immanuel(God with us)[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    the joshua chronicles,bible ^ | 10-25-16 | Holy Spirit
    No one else can be with you the way that I AM. Know that as I AM perpetually with you as the flowing down of a waterfall , Truly even this presence is your shield and guard. So there is no need to fear for I have already overcome this world for you and Zion is now your home and place of eternal reside. So "See" yourself here for it is your eternal truths you walk in not what is seen with your eyes but "what you know in your heart and soul to Be true". Now find Peace in...
  • Russia unveils image of its terrifying Satan 2 missile: Super-nuke could destroy an area the [tr]

    10/25/2016 6:24:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2016 | Libby Plummer and Chris Summers
    Russia has unveiled chilling pictures of its largest ever nuclear missile, capable of destroying an area the size of France. The RS-28 Sarmat missile, dubbed Satan 2 by Nato, has a top speed of 4.3 miles (7km) per second and has been designed to outfox anti-missile shield systems. The new Sarmat missile could deliver warheads of 40 megatons - 2,000 times as powerful as the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly planning to replace the country's older SS-18 Satan weapons with the new missiles.
  • Putin Blasts Clinton & Tells US To Stop Criticising Russia Or 'There Will Be Consequences'

    10/25/2016 4:54:29 AM PDT · by Strategy · 36 replies
    Daily Express ^ | October 25, 2016 | By Zoe Efstathiou
    IN A SHOCKING video, Vladimir Putin has warned the US to stop stoking tensions with Russia or "there will be consequences". The Russian president delivered the ominous threat as tensions between the West and Russia hit all-time highs over Russian airstrikes in Syria. In the clip, which was filmed at a Russian press conference, Mr. Putin claimed the US is focusing on Russia and Iran "to distract voters from the country's problems" by creating "an enemy and uniting the nation against them". He said: "Jeopardising Russian-American relations in order to gain brownie points internally - I consider this to be...
  • The Algerian Su-34 Is a Myth

    10/24/2016 6:50:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 24, 2016 | TOM COOPER
    Su-34. Photo via Wikipedia On Dec. 30, 2015, some Russian media outlets—this one, for example — claimed Algeria had placed an order for powerful, twin-engine Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bombers. Western observers concluded that the order was a given — and now it’s only a matter of time until the Algerian air force starts operating Su-34s. No so fast. In fact, the Algerian Su-34 story is mostly rumor and hyperbole. In the immediate aftermath of the Russian intervention in Syria in late September 2015, world media attention focused on the Russian air force and, in particular, Russia’s photogenic Su-34s. The reporting had a profound effect on...
  • The Kilo-Class Submarine: Why Russia's Enemies Fear "The Black Hole"

    10/24/2016 6:39:15 AM PDT · by Strategy · 49 replies
    The National Interest ^ | October 23, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    Unlike the United States Navy, which went all-in on nuclear power, Russia maintains fleets of both diesel and nuclear-powered submarines. A land power encompassing much of Eurasia, Russian submarines are based much closer to "the action" than American submarines are. While Russia maintains nuclear submarines for distant ocean patrols, its fleet of diesel submarines is more than adequate for conflicts in Europe, the Middle East and the Russian near abroad. The mainstay of the Russian Navy's conventionally powered fleet are Project 877-class submarines, known as the Kilo class to NATO and the West. Nicknamed the "Black Hole" submarine by the...

    10/23/2016 11:27:09 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    In an article titled “John Podesta and the Russians,” WSJ’s James Freeman writes that the question “When did Clinton’s top aide stop doing business with Moscow?” is not an easy one to answer, given the latest information we have from Wikileaks. From the Wall Street Journal: Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta has responded to the WikiLeaks publication of his private emails by suggesting they were stolen by the Russians to elect Donald Trump. What he doesn’t like to talk about is the business he’s done with a Kremlin-backed investment firm and the lengths he’s gone to avoid scrutiny of this relationship. …...
  • ‘Make a wish list’: Russian ambassador says Moscow ready to provide assistance to Philippines

    10/23/2016 12:31:35 PM PDT · by mr_griz · 21 replies
    After the president of the Philippines announced a separation from the US – a statement which his government has since walked back – Russia’s ambassador to the country said Moscow is ready to provide assistance to and fully cooperate with Manila. “Formulate your wish list. What kind of assistance do you expect from Russia and we will be ready to sit down with you and discuss what can and should be done,” Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev told GMA News on Friday. He went on to state that Russia is open to working with the Philippines in “any area, any field...
  • America Has Stashed Thousands Of Tanks, Artillery In Secret Caves In Norway For War With Russia

    10/23/2016 6:28:31 AM PDT · by Strategy · 39 replies
    The Sun ^ | October 20, 2016 | By Danny Collins
    US MILITARY chiefs have hoarded masses of military gear in underground Norwegian caves to ward off Vladimir Putin, it is claimed. The US has already announced the deployment of 300 Marines to the Scandinavian country that shares a 120-mile border with Russia. The US military is understood to be hoarding equipment in Norwegian storage centres in the event war breaks out with Russia. The method is similar to the ones used by Nato powers during the Cold War. It comes amid deteriorating relations between Moscow and the US over the former's role supporting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in the country's...
  • Next Putin? 'Iron Princess of Crimea' who became manga sex symbol takes next step to Kremlin

    10/16/2016 10:22:20 PM PDT · by Cronos · 34 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 26 August 2016 | Lara Connor
    Crimea's chief prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya is a rising star in United Russia, a centrist, pro-Putin party. The so-called 'Iron Princess of Crimea' Natalia Poklonskaya who went viral after she became an anime sex symbol has been tipped as the new Vladimir Putin. The 36-year-old chief prosecutor has announced she will be running for a seat in Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of the country’s parliament. Poklonskaya hopes to enter the Kremlin on the ticket of United Russia, a centrist, pro-Putin party. She is often referred to as a potential candidate for the 2018 presidential elections and is listed in...
  • Oklahoma, Louisiana Decline Russian Request to Monitor Polling Stations on Election Day

    10/23/2016 12:16:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Louisiana and Oklahoma have declined a Russian request to send its diplomats to monitor polling stations on Election Day, according to letters from state officials provided to CNN. In turning down the request from the Russian consulate in Houston, Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler wrote that recent flooding had left his office extremely short-staffed trying to deal with the damage and prepare adequately for the vote on November 8.
  • Texas Denies Russian Consulate Request to Observe Voting

    10/22/2016 11:26:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | Julie Fine
    Similar requests were denied by Oklahoma and LouisianaThe state of Texas has denied a request to have Russian officials be present at polling stations during the Nov. 8 general election, according to a letter obtained by NBC Dallas-Fort Worth. The Texas secretary of state's office said it received a letter from Russia's consulate general in Houston seeking to have one of its officers present at a voting precinct to study the "US experience in organization of voting process." Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos said no, adding that "only persons authorized by law may be inside of a polling location...
  • Russian hackers could FAKE voter fraud after the Presidential election to try and destabilize...

    10/22/2016 7:55:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    reuters ^ | Oct. 22, 2016
    Full Title: Russian hackers could FAKE voter fraud after the Presidential election to try and destabilize the US, claim government officials U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials are warning that hackers with ties to Russia's intelligence services could try to undermine the credibility of the presidential election by posting documents online purporting to show evidence of voter fraud. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said however, that the U.S. election system is so large, diffuse and antiquated that hackers would not be able to change the outcome of the Nov. 8 election. But hackers could post documents, some...
  • John Podesta’s Brother Bagged $180,000 from Putin’s Uranium Company (Shameful)

    10/22/2016 5:50:18 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 27, 3106 | Jerome Hudson
    With the Clinton campaign’s newfound interest in Russian espionage, it’s worth noting John Podesta’s brother, Tony Podesta, runs the firm that pocketed $180,000 from Uranium One, the Russian government’s uranium company to which then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton transferred 20% of U.S. uranium. Russia-controlled UraniumOne retained the Podesta Group — ... in 2012, 2014, and 2015, to lobby Clinton’s State Department. The Podesta Group was paid a total of $180,000... As meticulously detailed in the NYT bestselling book Clinton Cash, Uranium One ... funneled millions to the Clinton Foundation as the Russian government gained ownership of the company. According to...
  • As Aleppo Burns, Spain Resupplies The Russian Navy

    10/22/2016 4:56:48 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 24 replies
    After more than two and a half years Russia continues its illegal occupation of Crimea and its war in eastern Ukraine. As part of its unconditional support for Syrian dictator Basher al-Assad, it is indiscriminately bombing civilians in Aleppo—an action described by some as war crimes. And yet, some European countries continue to provide Russia with military support. Most notable among these is Spain. This member of both NATO and the EU has opened its ports to the Russian Navy. At least 25 Russian Navy vessels have refueled and resupplied at Spanish ports since Moscow invaded and annexed Crimea in...
  • Who paid Bill Clinton's $2.5 million commission & $500,000 speaking fee (US uranium to Russia)

    10/22/2016 3:59:29 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 14 replies ^ | July 27, 2016 | Sierra Spaulding
    Who paid Bill Clinton's $2.5 million commission and $500k speaking fee for brokering the sale of 20% of America's uranium deposits to Russia? You are speaking about a really interesting deal that ended up giving Vladimir Putin and the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, headed by none other than...
  • Jordan's NOT HAVING Donna Brazile's Russia Dodge! [The Young Turks!]

    10/22/2016 11:44:14 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 10 replies
    The Young Turks ^ | October19, 2016 | The Young Turks
    Video at link. 3 minutes 39 seconds
  • Russian Ships in the English Channel

    10/22/2016 7:50:33 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | October 22, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week, Britain’s Royal Navy deployed warships to monitor the Russian aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and other ships passing through the North Sea and the English Channel in route to Syria. The purpose of the deployment is to end the war in Syria before the U.S. elections. Russia is sending its Northern and Baltic Fleets to reinforce the final assault on the city of Aleppo. Their goal is to eliminate rebel forces and shore up the Assad regime allowing Russia to ends its involvement in the civil war. The extra ships will greatly increase Russian firepower in Syria and will...
  • Syria says east Aleppo ceasefire has begun, promises 'safe exit'

    10/21/2016 9:36:12 PM PDT · by Mariner · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 21st, 2016 | By Suleiman Al-Khalidi | AMMAN
    The Syrian military said on Thursday a unilateral ceasefire backed by Russia had come into force to allow people to leave besieged eastern Aleppo, a move rejected by rebels who say they are preparing a counter-offensive to break the blockade. State media earlier said the army had opened exit corridors in two designated areas in the Bustan al Qasr quarter and near the Castello road in northern Aleppo city. Waiting buses were shown on state television. Intensified Russian and Syrian bombing of besieged rebel-held parts of Aleppo in the past weeks has hit hospitals, bakeries and water pumping stations, and...
  • Russian Rustbucket (Carrier) Bumbling Along Channel 'Has Tow Boat In Case It Breaks Down'

    10/22/2016 4:23:38 AM PDT · by Strategy · 93 replies
    Daily Express ^ | October 22, 2016 | By Vincent Wood
    THE RUSSIAN aircraft carrier floating through the Channel in a show of Putin's naval might is a Soviet antique plagued by technical problems, it has been revealed. The Admiral Kuznetsov, part of a fleet destined for Syria, was seen belching black smoke off the coast of Dover. But while it looks daunting, the vast vessel is a relic of the Soviet era -- with the port side still bearing it's communist name - "Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov". The ship even has a tow boat running alongside waiting for it to grind to a stuttering halt....
  • Now, If Russian Hackers Wanted Trump To Win... (V)

    10/21/2016 8:38:13 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 30 replies
    media buzz | 10-21-2016 | Orangehoof
    So, let's say that the Democrats really are telling the truth and Russian hackers are behind all the embarrassing hacking going on of the DNC and various federal agencies (notice they don't dispute what the hacks reveal, only who's doing them) and we know Democrats are trying myriad ways to commit vote fraud in this election, it would not be too far a reach to think Russian hackers might have access to vote tabulation centers in the U.S. to change the results of the American vote in favor of Trump.
  • Palin response after watching third Presidential debate

    10/20/2016 4:10:47 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 55 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | October 20, 2016 | Sarah Palin
    It was great to witness UNLV's Presidential debate tonight. Great running in to many friends! Trump ran the table and clearly explained his vision for making America safe and strong again. What a gamble it would be to vote for status quo failed government... more of the same of what dug us into the mess we're in today. Thank you to superb law enforcement personnel for keeping everyone safe tonight. Incredible job; incredibly tough task they accomplish - with a smile, no less! Seems silly media sheep are all chomping down on one issue after this debate, at least according...
  • Putin's warships sail past the White Cliffs of Dover: Russian attack fleet [tr]

    10/21/2016 6:28:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 119 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2016 | Darren Boyle and Richard Spillett
    A Russian carrier fleet which passed through the English Channel today deployed heavily-armed guards to deter anyone approaching the warships. A number of guards, equipped with AK-74 assault rifles and heavy machine guns were spotted on the flight deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov as it passed by the White Cliffs of Dover. The powerful fleet was ordered to pass through the Channel, which is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, in single file.
  • Russia Orders Moscow World Cup Stadium To Immediately Convert To Wartime Bomb Shelter

    10/21/2016 6:20:49 AM PDT · by Strategy · 29 replies
    News Prepper ^ | October 18, 2016
    Managers of the Zenit Arena, a giant half-built stadium in St. Petersburg, received an official letter from the Ministry of Emergency Situations last week demanding that they immediately create shelter facilities for wartime. The stadium, under construction for the upcoming World Cup 2018, is located outside the city boundaries, the letter said, but in case of nuclear attack it is in the potential "zone of war destruction and radiation fallout."
  • The "Fact" That 17 Intel Agencies Confirmed Russia is Behind Hacks Isn’t Actually…A "Fact"

    10/20/2016 4:29:49 PM PDT · by ak267 · 33 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 10-20-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Briefly, because I’m trying to get some work done instead expending energy on this horrific, disgusting election cycle… In last night’s debate Clinton stated that “17 intelligence agencies have confirmed that Russia is behind the email hacks” which were then turned over to Wikileaks. Nevermind that the mainstream media and the elites are very selective about when to condemn hacked document dumps. As I wrote yesterday before the debate:
  • Russian Hacker Sought by US Arrested in Prague

    10/20/2016 10:55:54 AM PDT · by 1curiousmind · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/19/2016
    PRAGUE – Czech police have arrested a Russian hacker suspected of cyberattacks in the United States, officials said on Wednesday. Police said an international warrant for the man, who was not named, was issued by Interpol and that officers cooperated with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation on the case. Hours after the arrest was made public, the professional networking service LinkedIn suggested that the arrest was tied to a 2012 breach of member information. A spokesman for the U.S. Justice Department declined to confirm that or comment on a possible connection. "Following the 2012 breach of LinkedIn member information,...
  • WAKE UP America ! Wake Up Body of CHRIST ![Charismatic Caucus]

    10/20/2016 10:20:09 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit , Bible
    You have allowed a breach in your walls my children! Seers awake ! Rise up to repair your borders and walls for you can not sustain what is about to come now as blind as you now are ! Awake ! Repair ! Come up higher and fast all distractions and guard your gates , replace your blind Seers with the ones that look to Me alone for guidance and KNOW I AM here. So there is no reason to tarry or allow in bitter waters that do not replenish and leave behind Asherah poles of disdain(contempt) . Am I...
  • The Russians ARE coming! Putin's armed fleet heads for Dover as Moscow moves ships [tr]

    10/20/2016 6:40:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2016 | Darren Boyle, Matt Dathan, and Larisa Brown
    The Russian aircraft carrier fleet is on its way to pass through the English Channel on its way to join Bashar al-Assad's bombing campaign in Syrian city Aleppo, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The eight-strong flotilla, led by the Admiral Kuzentsov, has completed training its pilots for bombing missions while it has been tracked by the Royal Navy's HMS Richmond and several NATO vessels. And Vladimir Putin's admirals are keen to ramp up the pressure on Britain's warships by calling in extra assets from the Mediterranean in a mission dubbed 'Operation Sea Fist' by the Russian media. A MOD...
  • Putin Sends Largest Fleet Of Russian Ships Since Cold War To Syria

    10/20/2016 6:03:37 AM PDT · by Strategy · 47 replies
    Daily Express ^ | October 19, 2016 | By Katie Mansfield
    Mr Putin has sent Russia's only aircraft carrier alongside an arsenal of heavily armed ships including a battlecruiser and two destroyers. The fleet, which is making its way into British waters, is carrying fighter bombers that are likely to reinforce a final assault on the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo in two weeks. A senior NATO diplomat said: "They are deploying all of the Northern fleet and much of the Baltic fleet in the largest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War. "This is not a friendly port call. In two weeks, we will see a crescendo of...
  • Why Didn't Trump Discuss Russia Uranium Deal in the Debates?

    10/19/2016 10:07:48 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 25 replies
    October 19, 2016 | Allan J. Favish
    In 3 debates with Hillary, Trump never spoke about this, despite numerous opportunities. Why? Russia Uranium Deal Article Memo sheds new light on Clinton-Russia uranium scandal Of all the Clinton Foundation/Clinton cash scandals, the one I’ve always considered most disturbing involves the Russians gaining control over a large share of America’s uranium. Relying on a New York Times report, I wrote about this scandal here.
  • Russia moves massive forces towards Syria! Gog is coming! (video)

    10/19/2016 6:54:23 PM PDT · by Lera · 63 replies
    Behold Israel Youtube ^ | Oct 19, 2016 | Amir Tsarfati
    Largest military presence ever is gathering in the Mediterranean Sea .
  • Moscow insists on return of Russian citizen nabbed in Czech Republic

    10/19/2016 9:37:46 AM PDT · by kimtom · 20 replies ^ | October 19, 2016 | TASS
    PRAGUE, October 19. /TASS/. The Russian diplomatic mission in the Czech Republic insists on the return of a Russian national arrested in Prague at the request of the US, Russian Embassy Spokesman Andrey Kolmakov told TASS on Wednesday. "The embassy was officially informed of the Russian national’s detention in the Czech Republic," he stated. "The notice says that he has been detained at the request of one of the US state’s courts." "The embassy has been taking all necessary efforts to protect the interests of this Russian citizen. We are in contact with his attorney. Russia repudiates Washington’s policy of...
  • The Emergency Closet

    10/18/2016 11:04:08 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 25 replies
    October 19, 2016 | Fai Mao
    For those of you who don't live in a typhoon or earthquake prone area you don't have to do this but anyone in a typhoon or earthquake prone area should keep three days worth of non perishable food and bottled water in an emergency closet so that if the power goes out and travel is difficult or impossible and the stores are closed, there is something to eat and drink until the storm passes. I have such a closet but, because I'm lazy and ate the stuff rather than going to the grocery store (I guess I could say that...
  • US Marines seek presence in Norway amid Russian tensions

    10/18/2016 5:26:32 PM PDT · by tekrat · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/18/2016 | Jamie Crawford
    Norway may soon host a rotational force of US Marines -- a move that could send a chill down Russian President Vladimir Putin's spine. The American request, confirmed in a statement from the commanding officer of Marine forces in Europe, comes as tensions between the US and Russia are increasing amid the humanitarian disaster in Syria and US assertions of Russian involvement in cyber hacks on American political organizations and individuals.
  • WikiLeaks: Attempts to Frame Assange as a Pedophile and Russias spy

    10/18/2016 3:23:37 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 19 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 18 2016 | Wikileaks
    Earlier today the websiteDaily Kosreported on a smear campaign plot to falsely accuse Julian Assange of pedophilia. Here is the description of the plot from Mr Assange’s legal team, the investigative report into the front company and associated correspondence. An unknown entity posing as an internet dating agency prepared an elaborate plot to falsely claim that Julian Assange received US$1M from the Russian government and a second plot to frame him sexually molesting an eight year old girl.
  • PUTIN’S WARNING – Now Russia tells the US ‘if you want a war you will get one EVERYWHERE’

    10/18/2016 10:33:02 AM PDT · by wtd · 45 replies
    UK Express ^ | 10/18/2016
    UKExpress: PUTIN’S WARNING – Now Russia tells the US ‘if you want a war you will get one EVERYWHERE’ RUSSIA has warned the US it will give America a war if it wants one after Joe Biden called for an all-out cyber assault on Kremlin emails.
  • The debate sound bite that'll win it for Trump: Hillary wants nuclear war w/ Russia for al-Qaida

    10/17/2016 6:43:51 PM PDT · by Javeth · 16 replies
    "If you want a nuclear war in support of al-Qaida, vote Hillary. If you want to prevent a nuclear war and fight al-Qaida, vote Trump." This should be the headline quote that Donald leaves voters with from the debate on Wednesday. This is the sweet, to-the-point power statement that'll stick with people, nothing less than the path to victory in November because it'll bring millions more independents and wavering Democrats to our side. I posted earlier after an observation from the second debate, where even highly deluded Democrats began to waver in their Hillary support on hearing of her no-fly-zone...
  • Thinking the Unthinkable

    10/17/2016 6:26:04 PM PDT · by pboyington · 14 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 17, 2016 | Joe Ragonese
    It was a flash across my grey matter. A dream while awake. It made me gasp for air, and then hold my breath. It was the thought that Hillary Clinton had won the election and become our 45th President. God help us. That thought made me contemplate the possible ramifications of such an event. As frightening as it is, here are the things this writer feels may happen under a Hillary Presidency. The first is higher taxes; a lot of them coming at us nonstop and rapidly. That isn’t a guess, she has said those are her plans for us....
  • Bank accounts of Russian state broadcaster Russia Today frozen in UK; All of RBS cut off to RT

    10/17/2016 8:46:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    RT ^ | 10/17/16
    RT UK’s bank accounts have been blocked, RT’s editor-in-chief reported. The National Westminster Bank has informed RT UK that it will no longer have the broadcaster among its clients. The bank provided no explanation for the decision. “We have recently undertaken a review of your banking arrangements with us and reached the conclusion that we will no longer provide these facilities,” NatWest said in a letter to RT’s London office. The bank said that the entire Royal Bank of Scotland Group, of which NatWest is part of, would refuse to service RT. More in link Bank accounts of Russian state...
  • U.S. the Stupid is Starting WWIII

    10/17/2016 6:02:38 AM PDT · by kimtom · 48 replies ^ | October 11, 2016 | Sartre
    "..Perpetual warfare without declaring a constitutional war has become the norm in the post World War II environment...."
  • RT: NatWest 'freezes Russian channel's UK bank accounts'

    10/17/2016 4:20:06 AM PDT · by oblomov · 52 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 Oct 2016 | BBC
    he UK has frozen all bank accounts owned by Russia's state-run broadcaster, Russia Today (RT), its editor-in-chief has claimed. Margarita Simonyan tweeted: "They've closed our accounts in Britain. All our accounts. 'The decision is not subject to review.' Praise be to freedom of speech!" RT has previously been sanctioned by Ofcom for biased reporting on the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.
  • Russian Arseniy Pavlov, a war crimes suspect known as ‘Motorola,’ reportedly killed

    10/16/2016 5:41:13 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 13 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 10/16/2016 | Kyiv Post
    Russian mercenary Arseniy Pavlov, better known as Motorola, was killed in an explosion in Donetsk, several news agencies reported on Oct. 16. Police in the Kremlin-controlled area were reportedly looking for suspects in the killing. Interfax News Agency, citing a source, said Pavlov was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated in the elevator of his apartment building. Other reports say the Kremlin-backed separatists blame Ukrainian officials for the blast. If his death is confirmed, he becomes the latest in a growing number of assassinations of separatist military leaders in the Donbas. Pavlov was a war hero in the view...
  • The Regimes “Cyber Action Against Russia” isn’t about Russia

    10/15/2016 12:47:15 PM PDT · by ShivaFan · 27 replies
    opinion | 10-15-2016 | ShivaFan
    The OBAMA-CLINTON-BUSH plans for an “unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the American presidential election” has nothing to do with “Russia”. There is an entire movement, sometimes called advocates for “Open Docs”, or “Full Disclosure” and advocates of open access to public information, around the philosophy that all political donations including those currently illegally practiced but not disclosed, all donations to so-called “foundations” and “charities” linked to politicians and those in political power and office, all meetings between government officials and lobby based organizations or lawyers or corporations or private interests or foreign...
  • RAF Has "Green Light" to Fire on Russian Jets [semi-news]

    10/15/2016 10:41:56 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Oct 2016 | John Semmens
    The risky nature of the United States' entanglement in the Syrian civil war ratcheted up a notch when pilots of our NATO ally, the United Kingdom, were given the okay to shoot down Russian fighter aircraft if they feel threatened by them. Current Secretary of State John Kerry and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have both spoken of the "need to confront Russia" in Syria. At last Sunday's presidential debate Clinton contrasted her strong stance in support of a "no fly zone" in Syria with presidential rival Donald Trump's "cowardly preference for avoiding the steps necessary to counter this...