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  • Top German Journalist Admits Mainstream Media Is Completely Fake

    03/29/2016 3:26:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge.com ^ | 3/28/2016 | Tyler Durden
    With the increasing propaganda wars, we thought a reminder of just how naive many Westerners are when it comes to their news-feed. As Arjun Walia, of GlobalResearch.ca, notes, Dr. Ulfkotte went on public television stating that he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, also adding that noncompliance with these orders would result in him losing his job. He recently made an appearance on RT news to share these facts: I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the...
  • Russia Today founder with links to Vladimir Putin killed by 'blunt force trauma to head'

    03/10/2016 9:54:29 PM PST · by Paul R. · 54 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 3/11/2016 | Siobhan McFadyen
    A Russian TV scion with strong links to President Vladimir Putin was killed by 'blunt force trauma to the head.' Now speculation is mounting that the Kremlin could have been involved in the death of Mikhail Lesin - the founder of station RT. According to reports Mr Lesin, who is said to have fallen out of favour with Moscow, became closely linked to the FBI and was widely believed to have become an informant.
  • "Efficient, Accurate," Russian Air Warfare in Syria Praised in Classified NATO Report

    03/05/2016 3:27:38 PM PST · by marvel5 · 25 replies
    RT ^ | March 5, 2016 | RT
    The Russian task force in Syria has demonstrated remarkable efficiency and professionalism, according to a German magazine citing confidential NATO analysis.
  • Russia May Soon Ink Free Trade Pact With Israel

    02/13/2016 5:52:41 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 36 replies
    RT ^ | 12 Feb, 2016 | RT
    Moscow and Tel Aviv are planning to sign a free trade agreement in the near future, Russian Deputy Agriculture Minister Sergey Levin told journalists on Friday. "Such decisions aim at maximizing cooperation between Russia and Israel in terms of agriculture and new technologies; creation of joint ventures, as well as the prospects of a free trade zone agreement which the government expects to sign with Israel as soon as possible," Levin said following Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich's meeting with Israeli businessmen. Israel's Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel also expressed hopes the two countries would sign the agreement soon....
  • Bernie Cozies Up to Pooty’s Mouthpiece

    02/03/2016 9:17:44 AM PST · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Feb. 2, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his supporters have been attacking the "corporate media" for not paying enough favorable attention to his "democratic socialist" campaign. But Sanders has his own "alternative media" outlets prepared to give him serious time and attention. They are led by Russia Today (RT), the anti-American propaganda channel funded by Vladimir Putin's regime.
  • Former MSNBC host Ed Schultz lands job at Russia Today's American channel

    Ed Schultz, the progressive talk radio host and former MSNBC personality, has landed at RT America -- the Kremlin-backed cable news channel that has been criticized for advocating a pro-Russian agenda.
  • Russia helps shift balance against rebels in southern Syria (Nearing Israeli border)

    01/07/2016 11:48:46 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 26 replies
    ft.com ^ | January 7, 2016 5:55 pm | Erika Solomon in Beirut and John Reed in Jerusalem
    <p>President Bashar al-Assad’s forces are making a new push in southern Syria with the help of Russian air cover in a move that could not only weaken one of the country’s remaining rebel strongholds, but also threaten the balance of power on a combustible border with Israel.</p>
  • Protesters storm Saudi embassy in Tehran, set it ablaze

    01/02/2016 2:06:01 PM PST · by John W · 52 replies
    Russia Today ^ | January 2, 2015
    Iranian protesters broke into the Saudi embassy in Tehran after launching several Molotov cocktails into the building. The rally in front of the embassy was triggered by Riyadh’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric.
  • Russia propaganda machine gains on U.S.

    12/28/2015 12:21:50 PM PST · by familyop · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 27, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    American lawmakers push bill to counter Putin message Russia has reorganized and intensified its international propaganda machine so effectively over the past decade that some Western lawmakers and diplomats say Washington now is badly losing a global messaging war to the increasingly modernized blitz of anti-U.S. content from Moscow-backed news operations. Leaders in the House and Senate have not put their full weight behind the Royce-Engel legislation, although it moved swiftly through the committee in May.
  • Refugee influx 'organized invasion' of young men, who 'should fight ISIS' - Czech president

    12/27/2015 9:37:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 38 replies
    Russia Today ^ | December 27th, 2015 | Russia Unattributed
    he wave of refugees from the Middle East flowing into Europe is organized and mostly consists of young men, who should go back and take arms against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), said Czech President Milos Zeman. "A large majority of the illegal migrants are young men in good health, and single. I wonder why these men are not taking up arms to fight for the freedom of their countries against Islamic State," said Zeman in his Christmas message to the Czech Republic released on Saturday. The 71-year-old politician, who won the first-ever direct presidential election in the country in...
  • Erdogan calls MP ‘traitor’ for telling RT that ISIS got chemical weapons via Turkey

    12/17/2015 9:52:39 PM PST · by Mariner · 21 replies
    Russia Today ^ | December 17th, 2015 | Unattributed
    Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused opposition MP Eren Erdem of “betrayal.” Erdem told RT that Islamic State terrorists had obtained sarin gas supplies through Turkish territory – and that Ankara did nothing despite having all the evidence. “There is a deputy in this country, buried so deep in a pit of betrayal, and to a party that claims to be as old as the republic saying during an interview to a foreign television channel that Turkey is selling chemical weapons to terrorists,” Erdogan told a crowd in the city of Konya. The Turkish President also called the silence...
  • Russian destroyer fires warning shots at Turkish fishing boat on collision course in Aegean

    12/13/2015 8:09:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    RT ^ | 13 Dec, 2015 12:29
    A Russian destroyer had to open warning fire as a Turkish fishing vessel sailed on a collision course towards them and didn't respond to calls from the warship, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. Following the incident, the Russian Defense Ministry warned the Turkish military attaché about "the possible harmful consequences of the reckless actions by Ankara against the Russian military contingent, involved in tackling international terrorism in Syria." "Deep concerns were voiced over another provocative action by the Turkish side against the Russian patrol ship Smetlivy in the Aegean Sea, which forced them to open warning fire...in order to avoid...
  • KGB-TV Holds Conference Starring Former DIA Chief

    12/10/2015 7:01:23 AM PST · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Dec. 9, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    While U.S. policymakers worry about the propaganda techniques of ISIS in drawing thousands of Islamists into the fight against the West, America's adversaries in the Arab/Muslim world as a whole, as well as Russia and China, continue to make inroads into the U.S. media market. Indeed, on Thursday in Moscow, the premier Russian propaganda channel, RT (Russia Today), is holding a conference marking its 10th anniversary as an outlet for Kremlin propaganda.
  • Turkey Refuses To Withdraw Troops From Iraq, Threatens To Slap Sanctions On Russia

    12/08/2015 12:39:36 PM PST · by amorphous · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8 Dec 2015 | Tyler Durden
    That sounds more dramatic than it actually was. Turkey sent around 150 soldiers and two dozens tanks to Bashiqa, just northeast of Mosul in what Ankara described as an effort to replace an existing contingent of around 90 troops that have supposedly been on a "training" mission with the Peshmerga for the better part of two years. As we documented over the weekend, this is hardly the first time the Turks have entered the country. However, the circumstances are quite different this time around. That is, this isn't a anti-terror mission aimed at tracking the PKK. Over the weekend, we...
  • Turks fling 'dung' at President Erdogan, mull life without Russian gas

    12/07/2015 12:24:38 AM PST · by Califreak · 9 replies
    Russia Today ^ | Published time: 6 December, 201512/6/2015 | unnamed© Umit Bektas / Reuters
    The Turkish opposition has given the country's leader a cold shower, telling President Erdogan to heat his palace with dung instead of gas after he stated that Turkish people are used to suffering and can do without Russian supplies.
  • Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey's President

    12/06/2015 6:18:37 PM PST · by Lorianne · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 26 November 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Russia's Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words. Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said "a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack", had this to say: "We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation" by Turkey. But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to...
  • Information Warfare: What is it and how to win it

    11/18/2015 4:20:24 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 6 replies
    Center for European Policy Analysis ^ | 17NOV2015 | Edward Lucas and Ben Nimmo
    Unlike Soviet propaganda, Russia’s information warfare does not crudely promote the Kremlin’s agenda. Instead it is calibrated to confuse, befuddle and distract. In the words of Peter Pomeranzev and Michael Weiss, modern Russia has weaponized information, turning the media into an arm of state power projection. Their nihilistic approach is best summed up by the motto of the Kremlin's premier TV arm, RT (formerly Russia Today): “Question more.” Russian disinformation does not aim to provide answers, but to provoke doubt, disagreement and, ultimately, paralysis.
  • Former Putin Aide Is Found Dead in Washington Hotel

    11/06/2015 10:36:09 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 6, 2015 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin who helped found the English-language news service Russia Today, has been found dead in an upscale Washington hotel room. The Russian Embassy in Washington on Friday confirmed the death of Lesin, whose body was discovered Thursday. Russia Today reported on its website that Lesin, 57, died of a heart attack. Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Officer Sean Hickman said that officers were called to the Dupont Circle Hotel about 11:30 a.m. Thursday and found a man dead. Russian Embassy spokesman Yury Melnik confirmed that the man was Lesin. Russia...
  • Putin Associate Found Dead in DC Hotel

    11/06/2015 5:25:25 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-5-2015 | Mike Levin
    A prominent Russian millionaire with high-level ties to the Kremlin has been found dead inside a Washington hotel, a Russian official and a senior U.S. official told ABC News. Mikhail Lesin, the former head of media affairs for the Russian government who's been accused of curtailing the country’s press freedoms, had been staying at Hotel Dupont when he was found Thursday, according to officials. It's unclear why the long-time adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin was in Washington, but the Metropolitan Police Department is now investigating his death. On Thursday, U.S. authorities notified the Russian embassy in Washington that one...
  • 21 Shocking Facts About The Explosive Growth Of Poverty In America

    11/03/2015 10:29:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 11/3/15 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,What you are about to see is more evidence that the growth of poverty in the United States is wildly out of control.  It turns out that there is a tremendous amount of suffering in “the wealthiest nation on the planet”, and it is getting worse with each passing year.  During this election season, politicians of all stripes are running around telling all of us how great we are, but is that really true? As you will see below, poverty is reaching unprecedented levels in this country, and the middle class is...
  • Migrant crisis pushing Germany towards ‘anarchy and civil war’

    11/03/2015 10:23:23 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 90 replies
    RT.Com ^ | 3 Nov, 2015 15:10
    Germany now is somewhere at the edge of anarchy and sliding towards civil war, or to become a "banana republic without any government," says Hansjoerg Mueller of the Alternative for Germany party. Bavarian official Peter Dreier called German Chancellor Angela Merkel to tell her personally that if Germany welcomes a million refugees, his town of Landshut will only take in around 1,800. Any extra will be put on buses and sent to her Chancellery in Berlin. RT: He says he's going to send them to Berlin, but does he have the power? Hansjoerg Mueller: The person who wants to send...
  • Another Black Swan? Turkey Holds Snap Elections Amid NATO-Backed Civil War

    10/31/2015 8:22:26 PM PDT · by amorphous · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 31 Oct 2015 | Tyler
    There is a potential black swan event taking place in Turkey on Sunday and no one seems to care. That is, the media isn’t devoting nearly enough coverage to Turkish elections considering the impact the outcome will invariably have on the situation in Syria, on the fate of the lira, and on the Pentagons strategy with regard to embedding spec ops with the YPG. As a reminder, Turkey held elections back in June and the outcome did not please President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. AKP lost its absolute majority in parliament thanks in no small part to a relatively strong showing...
  • Zero Hedge shows plane shot down.

    10/31/2015 9:20:46 AM PDT · by rey · 28 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 31 Oct 2015
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-10-31/islamic-state-claims-responsibility-russian-airplane-crash
  • Congresswoman Calls US Effort To Oust Assad "Illegal," Accuses CIA Of Backing Terroists

    10/31/2015 3:44:34 PM PDT · by amorphous · 75 replies
    Zero Hege ^ | 31 Oct 2015 | Tyler
    One point we’ve been particularly keen on driving home since the beginning of Russian airstrikes in Syria is that The Kremlin’s move to step in on behalf of Bashar al-Assad along with Vladimir Putin’s open “invitation” to Washington with regard to joining forces in the fight against terrorism effectively let the cat out of the proverbial bag. That is, it simply wasn’t possible for the US to explain why the Pentagon refused to partner with the Russians without admitting that i) the government views Assad, Russia, and Iran as a greater threat than ISIS, and ii) Washington and its regional...
  • No firsthand Info on alleged Russian 'airstrike' on Hospital in Syria – Red Cross Top Executive

    10/29/2015 1:36:01 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 16 replies
    Russia Today ^ | October 29. 2015 | Russia Today
    Red Cross personnel on the ground in Syria have not reported any 'airstrikes' allegedly delivered by Russian jets on civilian targets including hospitals, the medical charity’s top executive told RT. Since Moscow started its air campaign in Syria on September 30, Western media have been publishing reports that Russian jets are targeting civilians. Last week, Russia was accused of bombing a number of hospitals in Syria, an allegation flatly denied by the Russian Defense Ministry. Dominik Stillhart, director of operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross, which has people on the ground in Syria, told RT he is...
  • JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald- and 50 years of conspiracy nonsense

    10/25/2015 12:04:55 PM PDT · by NRx · 149 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 22, 2013 | ABC/BBC
    I am wearing my asbestos underwear for this one.
  • Vladimir Putin seeks to dump the dollar in regional trade

    09/02/2015 12:46:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | David R. Sands
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has a new target in the revived cold war with Washington — the U.S. dollar. The website Russia Today* reported Tuesday that Mr. Putin has drafted a bill to block the use of both the American greenback and the euro in trade between the bloc of countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union, including Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. The measure “would help expand the use of national currencies in foreign trade payments and financial services and thus create preconditions for greater liquidity of domestic currency markets,” the Kremlin said in a...
  • Germany to be gas powered for next 70 years

    12/14/2014 7:32:33 PM PST · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    RT ^ | 12 December 2014
    Germany’s plan to phase out nuclear energy and switch to renewables by 2022 is unrealistic as the country is doomed to remain dependent on fossil fuels like oil and gas for the next 70 years, energy expert Matthias Dornfeldt told RT. Renewables can’t replace fossil fuels overnight because there’s not enough infrastructure, said Dornfeldt in an interview with RT. He believes the 21st century will be the century of gas, as the 20th century was the century of oil. “We are going to be dependent on oil as well as on gas, as I see, for the next 50, 60,...
  • Baghdad car bombs kill 43 in Shia neighborhoods

    10/11/2014 5:46:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-11-2014 | Ralph Ellis
    At least 43 people were killed and more than 40 injured in three car-bomb attacks in Baghdad, Iraqi medical sources said Saturday. The three attacks took place in Shia neighborhoods, the sources said.
  • RT launches nationwide broadcasting in Argentina

    10/11/2014 7:59:32 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 13 replies
    RT Spanish started broadcasting in Argentina on Thursday, which makes it the first foreign TV channel on national television in the Latin America country. It will be available for over 80% of the country’s 42 mln population. A joint initiative of the two countries was made possible by the presidents of Russia and Argentina, Vladimir Putin and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who inaugurated the 24/7 broadcast during a video conference. President Putin said he was sure that “the launch of a Spanish-language Russian channel in Argentina will make Russia much more understandable and will promote the further rapprochement between the...
  • Kremlin-backed news agency rolls out controversial American ads

    10/10/2014 11:21:17 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    sunnewsnetwork.ca ^ | October 10, 2014 | JESSICA MURPHY
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Kremlin-backed Russia Today news network has rolled out a provocative ad campaign that takes a sharp poke at U.S. media and the U.S. decision to invade Iraq in 2003. The pitch is aimed at convincing Americans of the merits of Russia Today - or RT - as an alternate news source to U.S. networks. Featuring a stylized image of former U.S Secretary of State Colin Powell at the United Nations, one ad reads: "This is what happens when there is no second opinion. Iraq War: No WMDs. 141, 802 civilian deaths." The campaign includes two other...
  • Russia: ‘Free Syrian Army No Longer Exists’; Rebels Are Coordinating With Terrorists

    09/17/2014 2:45:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/17/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    Russia on Tuesday accused the West of ignoring its warnings about the growing terrorist threat in Syria, and claimed that the moderate rebel front – the one the Obama administration wants to arm as part of its anti-ISIS strategy – “no longer exists.”The remarks by Russia’s ambassador in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin came during a session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, which was discussing the most recent report by a U.N.-mandated independent commission of inquiry into the conflict.The report, released late last month and roughly covering the first half of this year, recorded atrocities by the Assad regime and by...
  • Alex Jones Supports Charlie Sheen (Nutjob Alert)

    04/02/2006 3:06:39 PM PDT · by RightResponse · 74 replies · 2,365+ views
    Prison Planet ^ | March 27th | Alex Jones
    Alex Jones Comment on Sheen Statement and Challenge: Hundreds of positive and negative pieces have been written about actor Charlie Sheen's courageous stand for 9/11 truth. The pro-Sheen pieces are well written and are brimming with facts, studies and in-depth investigations by concerned, caring people who know that the official fable of September 11 is a patent fraud. Conversely, the sniveling hit-pieces are written at a snot-nosed 7th Grade level by jabbering establishment sycophants. These individuals refuse to challenge any of the facts that Charlie Sheen and others have raised concerning the 9/11 massacres. There's a reason for that: they...
  • Siege of Mecca, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Syria: US and Gulf Destabilization Policies

    08/23/2014 10:07:26 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 15 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | August 24, 2014 | Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker
    Siege of Mecca, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Syria: US and Gulf Destabilization PoliciesMurad Makhmudov and Lee Jay WalkerModern Tokyo Times In the 1980s the United States, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and some other nations began to fund Sunni Islamic terrorism in Afghanistan. This meddling came hot on the heels of the Siege of Mecca in Saudi Arabia in 1979. Therefore, funding radical Sunni Islamism in Afghanistan came at a very opportunistic time for the rulers based in Saudi Arabia. Pakistan became the central base in training international jihadists and spreading Islamism in Afghanistan. Irrespective of the motives in...
  • Lawsuit challenges loss to Sen. Cochran in Miss.

    08/14/2014 2:33:58 PM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 14, 2014 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and JEFF AMY
    A tea party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran or order a new election. Certified results of the June 24 runoff show Cochran defeated McDaniel by 7,667 votes. But McDaniel says his campaign found thousands of irregularities, including about 3,500 people who voted in the June 3 Democratic primary and June 24 runoff. Mississippi voters don't register by party, but such crossover voting is prohibited.
  • Ron Paul: US 'likely hiding truth' on downed Malaysian Flight MH17

    08/10/2014 10:58:30 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 50 replies
    Russia Propaganda Today ^ | August 10, 2014 | unattributed, naturally
    Former Congressman Ron Paul said the US knows ‘more than it is telling’ about the Malaysian aircraft that crashed in eastern Ukraine last month, killing 298 people on board and seriously damaging US-Russian relations in the process. In an effort to inject some balance of opinion, not to mention pure sanity, into the ongoing debate over what happened to Malaysian Flight MH17, Ron Paul is convinced the US government is withholding information on the catastrophe. "The US government has grown strangely quiet on the accusation that it was Russia or her allies that brought down the Malaysian airliner with a...
  • Obama is a ‘War Criminal’ For Supporting Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians – Cornel West

    08/06/2014 1:53:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Russia Today ^ | August 6, 2014 | Staff
    Professor and political activist Cornel West declared President Barack Obama a “war criminal,” arguing that his support of Israel and his drone policy make him complicit in the deaths of innocent people. The controversial activist made the comments at a pro-Palestinian rally in Washington, DC on Saturday, according to Talking Points Memo. West began his speech by pointing to the deteriorating situation in Gaza, where more than 1,800 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis have been killed, criticizing Israel’s offensive in the region in front of a “Free Palestine” banner. His comments regarding President Obama begin at around the three-minute...
  • Poroshenko blasts MPs as ‘fifth column’ after E. Ukraine 'terrorist' bill fails

    08/02/2014 10:26:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 29 replies
    RUSSIA TODAY ^ | August 2, 2014
    Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has blasted the country’s parliament as a “fifth column which cannot recognize the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics as terrorist groups.” The country is in need of snap parliamentary elections, he added. Kiev scraps government, initiates early parliamentary election “I don’t know how to work with the parliament where half of the Verkhovna Rada [parliament] does not vote to recognize the Lugansk People’s Republic and Donetsk People’s Republic as terrorist organizations,” said Poroshenko, Ukraine’s local media reported. “I don’t know how to work with the parliament where the majority of people represent a ‘fifth column’ which...
  • U.S. official: Spy plane flew over Sweden to evade Russian military tracking

    08/02/2014 10:42:10 AM PDT · by McGruff · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | August 2, 2014 | Barbara Starr
    A U.S. Air Force spy plane evaded an encounter with the Russian military in recent days by flying into nearby Swedish airspace without that country's permission, a U.S. military official told CNN. The RC-135 Rivet Joint plane was flying in international airspace, conducting an electronic eavesdropping mission on the Russian military, when the Russians took the unusual action of beginning to track it with one of its land-based radar. The Russians then sent at least one fighter jet into the sky to intercept the American aircraft, the U.S. official said Saturday.
  • Jesse Ventura Swoons Over Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

    08/01/2014 3:57:37 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-1-2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Maybe it’s just a coincidence that somebody like Jesse Ventura is also a major fan of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara? (Or claims to be for the publicity value among the “hip”?) Recalling his visit to Cuba and meeting with Fidel Castro in 2002 Ventura grew misty-eyed: “Fidel Castro looked into my eyes and told me I was a man of great courage…Maybe he (Castro) saw a little of him in me.” Recall the Cowardly Lion’s reaction when the Wizard grants him “the NERVE.” Well, Jesse Ventura’s moronic gloating outdoes even the lion’s (“Shucks, folks, I’m speechless..ha-ha…Ain’t it the truth!...
  • CNN Vs. RT Shouting Match: ‘You’re Supposed To Be A Journalist!’ (VIDEO)

    07/23/2014 1:16:26 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 23 2014 | Aaron Bandler
    Things got heated very quickly this morning on CNN’s “New Day” on July 23. CNN anchor Chris Cuomo sparred with Russia Today reporter Peter LaVelle over the downing of the MH17 plane. Cuomo started the segment by asking LaVelle why Russian President Vladimir Putin hadn’t condemned how the crime scene was being handled. LaVelle immediately became defensive and called Cuomo’s question “ludicrous,” saying that Russia has conducted an investigation and provided forensic evidence. “We don’t have that coming out of Washington,” LaVelle said. “That’s what you should be asking. Why is the State Department relying upon Twitter and YouTube and...
  • Russian Approval of Putin Soars to Highest Level in Years

    07/19/2014 3:13:26 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 21 replies
    Gallup World ^ | 18 July 2014 | Julie Ray and Neli Esipova
    Ratings of U.S., European Union leadership sink to record lows, in single digits WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Vladimir Putin's popularity in Russia is now at its highest level in years, likely propelled by a groundswell of national pride with the annexation of Crimea in March on the heels of the Sochi Olympic Games in February. The 83% of Russians saying they approve of Putin's leadership in late April/early June ties his previous high rating in 2008 when he left office the first time. The 29-percentage-point increase in Putin's job approval between 2013 and 2014 suggests he has solidified his previously...
  • Russia Today reporter resigns in protest at MH17 coverage

    07/18/2014 3:50:00 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 4 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday 18 July 2014 | Guardian (UK)
    A London-based correspondent of Kremlin-funded news channel Russia Today has resigned in protest at its coverage of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Sara Firth, who worked at Russia Today for five years, described the channel’s reporting of the crash in which 298 people were killed, including a former BBC journalist, as the “straw that broke the camel’s back”. Russia Today, which has been criticised as a propaganda mouthpiece for the Russian government, suggested Ukraine was to blame for the crash, while most media organisations have said it was shot down by a suspected Russian-made missile. “It was...
  • Russia Today Reporter Resigns After 'Disrespect for Facts' During MH17 Coverage

    07/18/2014 9:37:39 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 14 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | 7/18/2014 | Kara Jones
    London-based Russia Today reporter Sara Firth announced her resignation this morning in protest of the politicized coverage of yesterday’s shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Firth said the manner in which Russia Today announced the tragedy was the “straw that broke the camel’s back for me.”
  • Is U.S. Being Duped Into Funding Jihadist Startup?

    07/02/2014 3:47:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    The Islamic terrorist army often referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has made a faster womb-to-superstardom ascension than Justin Bieber. Largely unheard of just a few weeks ago, the group is now the self-proclaimed new ruler of an Islamic caliphate, or republic, extending across Iraq and Syria. These countries currently have internationally recognized heads of state -- but, you know, whatever, man. It's not like U.S. President Barack Obama is going to stop ISIL. In fact, he's asking Congress to give it $500 million, under the guise of funding the "Syrian opposition." Recipients...
  • Leaked:US think-tank plan on E.Ukraine suggests internment camps, executions, nationalizing property

    07/04/2014 1:38:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 7-4-2014 | RT
    A leaked memorandum from the RAND corporation think tank suggests that Kiev should engage in an all-out war in the eastern regions, including shutting down all communications, putting citizens in internment camps and killing all who resist. The RAND Corporation is non-profit global think tank which offers research and analysis to the US armed forces. In the shocking letter, which has been leaked by the media, the advice offers a step by step brutal guide in how to deal with the population in eastern Ukraine. ‘Military op’s advantages overweigh disadvantage’ In the first line the memorandum notes that the peace...
  • All You Need to Know About ISIS and What is Happening in Iraq

    06/29/2014 2:45:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Russia Today ^ | June 29, 2014 | Staff
    As ISIS, a group thought to consist of only a few thousand people led by a shadowy figurehead, defeats forces many times its size to capture a large part of Iraq, RT looks into what is ISIS, and how has it achieved its terrifying triumphs. Follow RT's LIVE UPDATES on ISIS offensive in Iraq So, what is ISIS? And is it even ISIS, or is it ISIL? The world’s most committed and fanatical radical organization has only recently gone by its current name, after the unrecognized Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) was proclaimed in April last year. Al-Sham...
  • No more Radiohead: YouTube to ban indie labels, charge for music service

    06/19/2014 3:25:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    RT ^ | 6/19/2014 | Lucy Nicholson
    Thousands of music videos are expected to soon disappear off of YouTube because the independent record labels behind those artists are not involved in new deals being cut by the Google-owned streaming site. YouTube will announce in "a matter of days" that videos on the site featuring recording artists from some independent labels will be blocked, the FT reports. The ban is aimed at forcing the "refusenik" labels into signing licensing agreements with a new service, coming soon from Google. When the forthcoming service, YouTube Music Pass, is finally launched later this summer, subscribers are expected to be able to...
  • Pope Francis calls out 'greedy' bankers: 'Stop getting rich on financial speculation!'

    06/17/2014 8:54:12 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 100 replies
    Russia Today ^ | June 17, 2014
    Pope Francis has called on "greedy" bankers to establish a stricter ethics code, and stop getting rich through financial market speculation. He attacked the practice of hedging as ‘intolerable’ equating it to stealing food from the poor. "It is increasingly intolerable that financial markets are shaping the destiny of peoples rather than serving their needs, or that the few derive immense wealth from financial speculation while the many are deeply burdened by the consequences," Pope Francis said at an investors ethics’ seminar at the Vatican on Monday. Specifically, the pope denounced the practice of betting on the price of commodities...
  • Will be appearing on RT Thom Hartmann Show at 7pm EST

    05/07/2014 3:38:21 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 10 replies
    Vanity | 7 May 2014 | Trueblackman
    I will be appearing Russia Today's Thom Hartmann Show's lone Liberal Rumble Segment tonight with Project21's Horace Cooper to debate a whole host of headline in the news today. For those of you who have never heard of Hartmann, he is your typical far Leftwing Progressive who believes government is the answer to everything, that Reagan is to blame for everything 30 years later and Obama is a failure because of racism and hate.