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  • The Horrors of ‘War Communism’

    04/26/2017 2:15:12 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 5 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 26, 2017 | Leo Timm
    Before the communist takeover in the 1917 October Revolution, Russia’s economy was the fifth-largest in the world and the nation was steadily modernizing. Being a Marxist regime, the All-Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) envisioned a new social order that would liberate the downtrodden masses from former oppression. Their leader, Vladimir Lenin, decided to “begin without transition to build up socialism.” Instead, Lenin’s communist policies rapidly brought down production, causing a deadly famine that claimed the lives of millions, and motivated the Soviet regime’s descent into absolute dictatorship. By 1921, the destruction and embarrassment was so great that Lenin was compelled to...
  • Tram driver doesn’t even flinch as she bulldozes into a car at a road crossing and [tr]

    04/25/2017 9:43:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 25, 2017 | Rachel Burford
    A tram driver does not even flinch as she bulldozes into a car crossing the line, sending the vehicle spinning into the road and metal and glass flying. Shocking tram cab CCTV shows the moment the driver smashed into a car in Minsk, Belarus. The female driver remains completely poker faced as she ploughs through the people carrier at a crossing.
  • Top U.S. general in Afghanistan sees Russia sending weapons to Taliban

    04/25/2017 3:07:12 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 25 Apr 17 | Idrees Ali
    The head of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday he was "not refuting" reports that Russia was providing support, including weapons, to the Taliban. General John Nicholson was speaking in Kabul during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. For some time, American officials have complained of what Nicholson once called "malign influence" by Russia in Afghanistan, but Monday's comments are among the strongest suggestions yet that Moscow is providing arms to the Taliban. Asked about reports that Russia was providing a range of help, including weapons, to the Taliban, who control large areas of Afghanistan,...
  • The end of "religious freedom"

    04/24/2017 12:31:03 PM PDT · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 10 replies
    Vox Populi ^ | April 24, 2017 | Vox Day
    It appears that Russia is leading the way towards a much-needed rejection of "religious freedom" in the West: Source from NRO: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/446966/russia-jehovahs-witnesses-ban-continues-putin-religious-persecution Russia’s crackdown on religious activity took a major step forward this week as the Justice Ministry banned Jehovah’s Witnesses. Russia has steadily curtailed rights to evangelize in recent years, but this move signals their commitment to aggressively policing private religious activity. The Russian supreme court ruled that Jehovah’s Witnesses amount to an “extremist group,” and therefore the government is shutting down their headquarters and local chapters, seizing their property, and banning them from meeting. Vladimir Putin’s campaign...
  • The Russians Hacked Democrats’ Plans to Cheat in the General Election, Too

    04/23/2017 9:38:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/23/17 | Joel Pollack
    A New York Times report on Saturday claimed that FBI Director James Comey decided to reveal last year that he was re-opening the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton because he suspected Attorney General Loretta Lynch was covering up for her — and because an email found by Russian hackers seemed to support those suspicions. The Times’ investigative report suggests that a U.S. intelligence agency managed to intercept some of what Russian hackers were stealing — and that one document, “described as both a memo and an email, was written by a Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms....
  • Russia and Turkey Military Drills Come Amid Fresh Syrian War and NATO Tensions [Ezekiel 38-39]

    04/24/2017 7:37:33 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/5/2017 | Tom O'Connor
    Russia and Turkey held joint naval drills in the Black Sea region Wednesday as the nations found themselves aligned with opposing sides in conflicts in Europe and the Middle East. Russia's Black Sea Fleet joined the Turkish navy in the strategic body of water, which has been a source of heightened tensions due to parallel military exercises by Russia and members of NATO, of which Turkey was a part. Russia deployed its Kalibr cruise missile-equipped Admiral Grigorovich frigate, Udaloy-class Vice Admiral Zakharin destroyer and Raptor patrol boat to participate in the operations while Turkey sent its Barbados frigate and the...
  • Putin to meet China's Xi Jinping to divide the world and punish USA [Pravda]

    04/24/2017 1:56:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Pravda ^ | 20.04.2017
    Putin to meet China's Xi Jinping to divide the world and punish USA 20.04.2017 | Source: Pravda.Ru Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed that he would take part in international forum "One Belt - One Way" which is expected to take place in China on May 14-15 of this year. At a meeting with chairman of the Committee of the National People's Congress of China, Zhang Dejiang in the Kremlin, Putin pointed out the importance of Russian-Chinese inter-parliamentary ties. "You will be our guest of highest honor. The meeting of the leaders of Russia and China will be held within the...
  • Prophecy Update with Amir, April 21, 2017 (video)

    04/22/2017 2:35:12 PM PDT · by Lera · 44 replies
    Behold Israel ^ | 4/21//17 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir gives a Prophecy Update, addressing Iran, Syria, Russia, USA, Sudan, Lebanon, Israel, fake news and much more!
  • Mannequin in drone-carried hammock fools some in Georgia [Russia]

    04/22/2017 11:36:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    GephartDaily ^ | 04/22/2017 | upi
    Astonished residents of a city in the Republic of Georgia captured footage of what appeared to be a man riding in a drone-carried hammock. Video captured by witnesses in Khashuri shows what appears to be a man lounging in a hammock carried high over the city by a large hexacopter drone.
  • OBAMA’S CHICKENS COMING HOME TO ROOST: Ticking time bombs from Syria to North Korea.

    04/21/2017 9:42:45 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 11 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | April 21, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Democrats inherit the foreign policy crises of a thousand Republican presidential fathers, but the foreign policy crises inherited by incoming Republicans in the White House are always orphans. Or at least that’s how the media likes to spin it. If you believe your random mainstream media outlet of choice, North Korea and Syria were crises freshly spawned by this administration with no prior history. But these ticking time bombs are the direct result of the two terrible terms of his predecessor. The Nobel Peace Prize winner’s years in the White House were the most dysfunctional, schizophrenic and senseless eight years...
  • ‘Shattered’ Revelation: Clinton Campaign Hatched Russian Hacking Narrative 24 Hours After...

    04/21/2017 7:19:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 80 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4/21/17 | Jerome Hudson
    The new Clinton campaign tell-all, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, reveals how Hillary Clinton personally placed blame for her bruising defeat on Russian meddling “within twenty-four hours of her concession speech.”The blistering behind-the-scenes book, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, illustrates how Hillary Clinton furiously blamed her defeat on the FBI investigation into her private emails, Russian interference, and Trump’s supposed support from “white nationalists.”From Shattered: On a phone call with a longtime friend a couple of days after the election, Hillary was much less accepting of her defeat. She put a fine point on the factors she believed cost her the presidency: the...
  • Russia's new Arctic Trefoil military base unveiled with virtual tour

    04/21/2017 8:14:56 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/18/2017 | Unknown
    Visitors to the Russian defence ministry website can now take a "virtual tour" of a new military base in a remote region of the Arctic. Such media openness contrasts markedly with Russia's traditional military secrecy. However, the tour does not show any new military hardware. The Arctic Trefoil permanent base is in Franz Josef Land, a huge ice-covered, desolate archipelago. The Russian military sees the resource-rich Arctic as a key strategic region.
  • Dirty Harry Reid’s Role in Obamagate

    04/21/2017 5:25:17 PM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 21, 2017 | George Neumayr
    Last October, Harry Reid, the ruthlessly partisan former senator from Nevada, wrote a nasty and bumptious letter to FBI director James Comey. The letter remains a significant piece of evidence in Obamagate, as it confirms his role as conduit for Obama administration’s political espionage against Trump. “In my communications with you and other top officials in the national security community, it has become clear that you possess explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government,” he wrote. “The public has a right to know this information. I wrote to you months...
  • ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack on Russian Intelligence Headquarters, 3 Dead

    04/21/2017 3:40:47 PM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    An armed man killed 2 people on Friday at Russia’s FSB Intelligence agency headquarters. It was initially reported that the shooter was a neo-Nazi gang, however; it is now being reported that ISIS has claimed responsibility. ABC News reports: An armed man killed two people and injured another before he was shot dead at the office of Russia’s FSB intelligence agency in the Far East on Friday. The FSB, the main successor to the KGB, said in a statement that the man passed by metal detectors, entered the reception area of its office in the regional capital of Khabarovsk and...
  • Russian military planes fly by Alaska for a FOURTH night in a row

    04/21/2017 11:17:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2017 | Ashley Collman
    For the fourth time in as many days, Russian military planes have flown too close to the U.S. for comfort. Each night this week starting Monday, the Russian military has sent planes flying towards Alaska. The planes have remained in international airspace for the length of their journeys, but have gotten as close as 36 nautical miles off the Alaskan mainland.
  • Syria's chemical program: Rubio 'gravely concerned' about Iran & Russia complicity

    04/21/2017 1:05:19 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    FOX News World ^ | 20 April 2017 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio told Fox News he’s “gravely concerned” about Iran’s role in helping Syria develop its chemical warfare program that ended up killing dozens of people weeks ago. Rubio, a Republican, said he was troubled by reports that both Iran and Russia were complicit in Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons program. While the Trump administration accused Moscow of covering up the Syrian regime's chemical weapons attack, the U.S government has not mentioned Iran's possible role. {snip} “The thing that makes Iran so dangerous is it not only exports its weapons to proxies in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, but it brags...
  • Putin sends troops to Russia's border with North Korea after China sends troops [truncated]

    04/20/2017 10:25:34 PM PDT · by topher · 69 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | 20-April-2017 | Will Steward in Moscow
    Full Title: Putin sends troops to Russia's border with North Korea after China also sends soldiers to its boundary over fears Trump will attack Kim Jong-un, sparking a tidal wave of refugees Vladimir Putin is sending troops and equipment to Russia's border with North Korea over fears the US is preparing to attack Kim Jong-un. The Russian President fears there will be a huge exodus of North Korean refugees if his American counterpart, Donald Trump, launches military action against Pyongyang.
  • VIDEO: Moment FSB detains brother of suspected organizer of St. Petersburg Metro bombing

    04/20/2017 5:13:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 19, 2017 | RT
    Russia’s security services have detained Akram Azimov, the elder brother of the suspected St. Petersburg Metro bombing organizer, saying he transferred money that helped fund the terrorist attack that killed 14 people. VIDEO
  • Russia court outlaws 'extremist' Jehovah's Witnesses

    04/20/2017 2:20:39 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 77 replies
    BBC ^ | April 20, 2017
    Russia's Supreme Court has accepted the government's request to designate Jehovah's Witnesses as an outlawed religious group, deeming it to be an extremist organisation. The justice ministry argued that the group had distributed pamphlets which incited hatred against other groups. Lawyers representing the group reject the claims and say they will appeal. The denomination says it has 175,000 members in Russia - a country where it was persecuted during the Stalin era. An estimated eight million people worldwide are part of the Christian-based movement, best known for going door-to-door looking for new converts.
  • Videoin Link: Kim Jong-un stunned as RUSSIAN tanks sent by Vladimir Putin to North Korea border

    04/20/2017 11:27:58 AM PDT · by johnk · 118 replies
    YT ^ | 4/20/17 | YT
    ( I Don't know the real value in this ) Vladimir Putin’s forces have been caught on camera heading towards the nation's 11-mile frontier with the DPRK. Video shows a train packed with military equipment allegedly hurtling towards the border with the rogue state. Russia’s actions come as tensions rage between North Korea and the US amid fears war could explode in the Korean Peninsula.