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  • Secret Kremlin ‘Troll Farm’ Spreads Fake News About U.S.

    06/08/2015 4:57:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    Bewildered in recent years by all the vitriolic hatred directed toward the U.S. from foreigners? Turns out it’s not all real. The propaganda machine of the Kremlin during Russia’s communist era, known as Pravda, has reinvented itself and is making a resurgence, this time through “Kremlin Trolls” who litter onine news sites and social media with Vladimir Putin’s agenda. Yesterday, in a huge expose, The New York Times labeled it “the biggest trolling operation in history … a highly coordinated disinformation campaign, involving dozens of fake accounts that posted hundreds of tweets for hours, targeting a list of figures precisely...
  • GOP’s bizarro foreign policy: Alienate America’s closest allies on “day one”

    04/06/2015 5:38:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Salon ^ | April 6, 2015 | Simon Maloy, political writer
    When Republicans criticize Barack Obama’s foreign policy, their critiques usually break down into two broad themes: America’s enemies no longer fear us, and America’s allies no longer trust us. The part about our enemies fearing us is usually a reference to Russia – conservatives believe quite earnestly that Russia’s military expansionism over the last few years is a consequence of Vladimir Putin sizing up the president and determining that he’s a weakling. No less an authority than Peggy Noonan made this very argument just last Friday, lamenting “a Russian president who took the American’s measure and made a move, upsetting...
  • Ted Cruz: The Most Hawkish of Them All?

    12/03/2014 5:25:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 Blog ^ | December 3, 2014 | David Catanese
    The nation’s foreign policy is “a manifest disaster.” Its approach to cutting a deal with Iran on nuclear development is “catastrophically reckless.” Its policy on assisting Ukraine in its conflict with Russia is “incoherent.” This White House is home to the “most hostile administration to Israel in modern times.” That’s Sen. Ted Cruz’s scathing assessment of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, a blistering critique that is positioning him as the most blazingly hawkish Republican to potentially run for president in 2016. He also tellingly dubbed it “the Obama-Clinton foreign policy,” a subtle hint that he’d lob much of the same...
  • What Putin learned when the Berlin Wall fell

    11/15/2014 8:07:53 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    theglobeandmail.com ^ | November 14, 2014
    This year, several Russian lawmakers called for an investigation against Mr. Gorbachev, charging him with having caused the collapse of the Soviet Union. To accuse someone of having brought about the end of a state responsible for the murder of millions, the imprisonment of tens of millions and the oppression of hundreds of millions is a bit like accusing someone of having brought down Nazism. But the people who run post-Soviet Russia don’t see it that way. Mr. Putin saw a regime – the regime he served – unwilling to maintain power by force. Unlike the Chinese communists, who in...
  • Russian Lawmaker Proposes Mailing Putin Sperm to Impregnate Russian Women

    11/07/2014 9:19:52 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 61 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | 11/06/14 | By Kevin B. Sanders
    'Each female citizen of Russia will be able to receive by mail the genetic material of the President' “The essence of my proposition is simple”, says the Chairwoman Of Parliamentary Commission on Women’s affairs, Children and Family, Yelena Borisovna Mizoulina. “Each female citizen of Russia will be able to receive by mail the genetic material of the President, get pregnant from him and have a baby. These mothers will be receiving special allowances from the government.” “And after the birth of the child, he will have to be given to be raised into the special institutions that resemble Souvorov Schools...
  • Ukraine far right battles police at parliament in Kiev

    10/14/2014 1:07:40 PM PDT · by DTA · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 2014-10-14
    Ukrainian nationalists have hurled smoke canisters and stones at riot police during clashes outside the parliament in Kiev. Violence erupted when the protesters demanded that MPs pass a law to recognise a World War Two nationalist group which opposed Soviet forces. Fifteen policemen were injured and at least 50 protesters had been arrested, the Ukrainian interior ministry said.
  • For the first time, Russia has more deployed nuclear warheads than U.S.

    10/02/2014 10:52:26 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    For the first time, Russia, which is in the midst of a major strategic nuclear modernization, has more deployed nuclear warheads than the United States, according to the latest numbers released by the State Department. Russia now has 1,643 warheads deployed on intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and heavy bombers. The United States has 1,642, said the fact sheet released Wednesday.
  • Putin’s former aide: Russia has been preparing for global war since 2003

    09/27/2014 8:21:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Lithuania Tribune ^ | Friday, September 26, 2014
    People in the Baltic states cannot feel secure. Russian President Vladimir Putin has a plan he has been working on for over a decade. So says former adviser to President Putin, Andrey Illarionov. Giving a presentation at a conference in Palanga, Lithuania, Illarionov, who advised Putin on economic policy in 2000-2005, referred to a question that was raised in the recent Riga Conference 2014: Can people in Riga sleep peacefully at night? “The same question could be raised in Tallinn, Vilnius, Palanga, Bucharest and other cities. No one in Riga could reply to it in the positive,” Illarionov said. “From...
  • Russia practicing nuke attacks on America from Canada

    09/08/2014 7:59:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/14 | Judi McLeod
    Media hound “Selfies’ like Obama and Cameron should be booed off the world stage, forced back to the work they were elected to do: Protection of the people of the U.S, Britain While Selfie Supremos President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron were hosting NATO showbiz, complete with a flyover and kingly feast at Cardiff Castle, last Thursday and Friday, guess what the Russians were doing? Two Russian strategic bombers were conducting practice cruise missile attacks on the United States of America at the same time the NATO summit was being held in Wales. The Obama/Cameron NATO flyover was...
  • Back in the USSR: Belarusian leader who helped bury Soviet Union says it is making a comeback

    06/11/2014 9:55:41 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Mark Rice-Oxley
    The man who convened the meeting that buried the Soviet Union in 1991 has warned that it is being restored in his native Belarus and across the post-Soviet space. Stanislav Shushkevich – the politician who hosted the 1991 summit at which Belarus, Ukraine and Russia signed the USSR into obsolescence and paved the way for independence – said a mixture of despotic leaders, KGB-revivalism and Putin’s Ukraine interference all remind him of the worst of the Soviet Union. “What we see now is the restoration of Soviet order, in Belarus most of all,” Shushkevich said in his study in the modest central Minsk...
  • Breaking: Moscow to ban US from using Russian rocket engines for military launches

    05/13/2014 6:56:45 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 130 replies
    RT ^ | 5-13-2014 | RT
    Moscow is banning Washington from using Russian-made rocket engines, which the US has used to deliver its military satellites into orbit, said Russia’s Deputy PM, Dmitry Rogozin, who is in charge of space and defense industries. According to Rogozin, Russia is also halting the operation of all American GPS stations on its territory from June 1. DETAILS TO FOLLOW
  • Russia to revive May Day workers parade on Red Square

    04/30/2014 7:53:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    AFP ^ | April 30, 2014
    Russian workers will parade on Red Square on May 1 for the first time since 1991, organisers said on Tuesday, the latest Soviet tradition to be revived as a wave of patriotism sweeps the country. "Crimea has returned to Russia and the trade unions are returning to the Red Square!" said Sergei Chernov, president of Moscow's trade union federation told a news conference. International Workers Day, or May Day, was a key date in the Soviet calendar, instituted after the Bolshevik Revolution. The celebrations became increasingly elaborate in the later years of the USSR, with party bosses presiding over ranks...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Putin Attempting to Reassemble USSR (VIDEO)

    04/30/2014 8:05:53 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies
    wsj.com ^ | April 30, 2014
    http://live.wsj.com/video/sen-ted-cruz-putin-attempting-to-reassemble-ussr/60F884E5-A709-4B39-AEF2-F9EBF51422A1.html
  • Warning: Moscow Continue with their old Soviet miss-information strategies and lies:

    04/28/2014 7:46:07 AM PDT · by Marianland · 7 replies
    Marianland ^ | 04/29/2014 | Rafael Brom
    Some naive conservatives are still in blind love with Communist KGB dictator, pretender, fake Christian and crook Putin: Warning: Moscow Continue with their old Soviet miss-information strategies and lies: Putin's KGB Long Range Plans Explained by His Communist Mentor: MIKHAIL GORBACHEV's speech at the 70th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution (1917): "....In October 1917, we parted with the old world, rejecting it once and for all. We are moving toward a new world, a world of Communism. We shall never turn off that road." And from his speech to the Soviet Politburo, November 1987: "Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned...
  • Obama's press secretary decorates home with Soviet propaganda

    04/11/2014 3:10:09 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 62 replies
    theweek.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his family are featured in a worshipful profile in this month's Washingtonian magazine. It's the sort of adoring journalistic exercise reserved for only the most handsome of the power elite. In it you can find out details about the Carney dog (a cousin to presidential pooch Sonny!), and how much the press secretary's tie costs ($135). But keen observers may notice the kitchen decor in the photo: Soviet propaganda posters. They really are the perfect pop of color whether you are the dour and sincere Nikita Khrushchev or the cheeky press-wrangler for a...
  • Not Your Father’s Cold War

    03/19/2014 8:39:16 AM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 19, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    The West has forgotten the foreign-policy lessons that predate 1945. Will everyone please stop talking about a new Cold War? However badly things work out between Russia and the United States and the West, a new Cold War isn’t in the cards because Russia today isn’t the Soviet Union. Sure, there are similarities. We are in a diplomatic and geostrategic conflict with Russia, which was the heart of the old Soviet Union. Also, Russia wants much of the real estate that belonged to the Soviet Union before it collapsed. And Vladimir Putin is a former KGB colonel who now waxes...
  • PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Used Middle Finger to Hit Hillary's "Reset Button"

    03/04/2014 4:50:01 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Self | March 4, 2014 | PJ-Comix
  • MSNBC stuffs up, puts Czechoslovakia back on the map

    03/03/2014 7:32:28 PM PST · by massmike · 22 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 03/03/2014 | n/a
    MSNBC should really Czech its facts. The American TV network has invited ridicule by stuffing up a map that was supposed to help explain the escalating crisis in Ukraine. Look just to the west of Ukraine on the map above and you’ll see a country labelled “Czechoslovakia”. Of course, Czechoslovakia hasn’t existed since 1993, when it split into two nations. MSNBC’s map should have included Slovakia and the Czech Republic instead.
  • 2012 (VIDEO): Obama Mocks Romney over Russia: "1980s are calling…want foreign policy back."

    02/28/2014 7:11:35 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 23 replies
    WashPo/ YouTube ^ | October 2012 | Obama's Big Mouth
    VIDEO: Obama: 'The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back'"
  • Top Republicans Call for Return to Cold War

    02/27/2014 1:55:39 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | February 27, 2014 | Josh Rogin
    Top lawmakers on the House and Senate Armed Services said Thursday that the world would be better off if the Cold War was still on—and if Obama wasn’t cutting the defense budget. The current crisis in the Ukraine and the looming crisis on the Korean Peninsula would be much easier to manage if the Cold War was still going strong, according to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon and Senate Armed Services Ranking Republican James Inhofe. “I look back wistfully at the Cold War,” Inhofe said Thursday at a breakfast meeting with reporters. “There were two superpowers, they knew...