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  • Shah's Son Asserts Iranian Regime 'Close' To Collapse

    02/13/2019 7:08:42 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Radio Liberty ^ | Feb 12, 2019
    Reza Pahlavi, the exiled former crown prince of Iran, said in an interview with RFE/RL's Radio Farda that he thinks "we are really close to the fall of the [Iranian] regime." He added that the current situation in Iran is similar to how it was in 1979 when his father left Iran amid violent turmoil and went into exile. That upheaval ended centuries of monarchy in Iran and led to the formation of the Islamic Republic of Iran with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini at its head. "The atmosphere [in Iran] seems to be close to a flash point," he said...
  • We're Ready to Unite With Russia, Belarus Leader Lukashenko Says

    02/15/2019 4:05:03 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Feb 15, 2019
    Belarus is ready to merge with Russia, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko said on the third and last day of his bilateral talks with President Vladimir Putin on Friday. Rumors resurfaced this year that Russia could annex Belarus as Putin’s constitutional term limits bar him from running for the presidency in 2024. “The two of us could unite tomorrow, no problem,” Lukashenko said in a video. “But are you – Russians and Belarussians – ready for it?” Lukashenko said as quoted by Interfax. “We’re ready to unite and consolidate our efforts, states and peoples as far as we’re ready.” Putin, meanwhile,...
  • 114 Years After Her Birth, Ayn Rand’s Supporters Think Russia Is Ready for Her Ideas

    02/14/2019 11:29:00 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 38 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Feb 2019 | Daniel Kozin
    Ayn Rand was born in St. Petersburg on Feb 2, 1905 and received her education in the city. Yaron Brook from the Ayn Rand Institute says he is happy with the reception the author is now receiving in her hometown... “We’re in a crisis in the world right now and people everywhere are looking for better ideas.” By the time her books were translated into Russian in the late 1990s, much of the nation had become disillusioned with the painful transition to capitalism. Rand’s holy grail — the free market — was seen as the primary cause of the decade’s...
  • Ukraine wins fight to exclude Russian election observers

    02/13/2019 7:24:43 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | Feb 11, 2019 | Natalia Datskevych
    Ukraine looks to have faced down both the Kremlin and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe over the issue of Russian election observers at its presidential election in March. The OSCE was forced to change stance after Ukraine adamantly refused to accept Russian observers of the March 31 vote, and its parliament on Feb. 7 passed a law banning them from being accredited to the OSCE mission. Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, director of the OSCE ODIHR, said in a statement issued by the organization on Feb. 7 that she regretted the Ukrainian authorities’ decision. She said that observers sent...
  • India Reportedly Looks To Buy Unfinished Soviet-Era MiG-29s To Stave Off Fighter Shortage

    02/13/2019 6:55:42 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The Drive ^ | February 13, 2019 | Joseph Trevithick
    Facing a steady decline in available fighter jets, the Indian Air Force is now reportedly in talks to buy 21 unfinished Soviet-era MiG-29 Fulcrums from Russia and have them completed in a modernized configuration. The proposed deal comes as India continues to struggle with a host of other fighter jet procurement efforts, most notably a more than decade long effort to purchase of more than a hundred new fighter jets, which is now effectively in its third incarnation. The Times of India was first to report on the possible acquisition of the MiG-29 hulks, which date to the late 1980s...
  • Tucker: There was no Russian collusion -- It was all fake. It's negligence on a stunning scale

    02/13/2019 12:07:14 PM PST · by ETL · 74 replies ^ | Tucker Carlson | Fox News
    We have news for you, breaking news, that for whatever reason is being downplayed or ignored by other media outlets, but we think you want to know about it. Five simple words describe it, there was no Russian collusion. There is no evidence whatsoever that the Trump campaign conspired in any way with the government of Vladimir Putin during the last presidential election. That is apparently the conclusion of the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee. That Committee spent two years investigating this question. Of course, hundreds of interviews, reams of classified documents, untold millions in taxpayer dollars. No collusion at all....
  • Pentagon says China, Russia developing satellite-killing lasers

    02/13/2019 7:53:10 AM PST · by ETL · 23 replies ^ | Feb 13, 2019 | PCmag
    China and Russia are likely building high-powered lasers that can shoot down US satellites, according to a new Pentagon report. Both countries are developing an arsenal of anti-satellite weaponry including missiles, cyber attacks, and "directed energy weapons," according to the US Defense Intelligence Agency. On Monday, the agency released an unclassified report on the security threat to the US's dominance in space. It calls out both China and Russia as two countries with the technological prowess to take down US communication and navigational satellites, which could cause mayhem for businesses and the military.The threat may sound far-fetched. But not to...
  • Ex-Trump attorney slams 'waste of time' Mueller probe as 'one of the greatest frauds' in US history

    02/13/2019 7:14:11 AM PST · by ETL · 19 replies ^ | Feb 13, 2019 | Liam Quinn | Fox News
    Veteran criminal defense attorney John Dowd has savaged Robert Mueller’s Russia probe as a "terrible waste of time" and questioned whether a report will ever be produced. Dowd, who served as a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team from June 2017 until March 2018, made the explosive comments during an interview with ABC News. “I will be shocked, if anything regarding the president is made public, other than, ‘we’re done’,” the 77-year-old said. “I know exactly what he has. I know exactly what every witness said, what every document said. I know exactly what he asked. And I know...
  • Mueller be damned: Dems planning to expand ‘Russia’ probe despite NO evidence of ‘collusion’

    02/13/2019 5:33:40 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 31 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/13/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Twice this week, Americans have learned there is nothing — literally nothing — to the bogus “Trump-Russia collusion” narrative that Democrats and the Washington establishment have been pushing now for more than two years. On Tuesday, we reported that POTUS Donald Trump’s former top White House lawyer, John Dowd, who says he is intimately familiar with everything that Robert Mueller has, including all of his witnesses and evidence, does not believe the special counsel will issue a final public report because he hasn’t found anything at all to suggest the 2016 Trump campaign worked with Mother Russia to “steal the...
  • US crude oil production expected to hit records this year and next

    02/12/2019 2:12:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2019 | Miranda Green
    U.S. oil production is anticipated to break records in the next two years — and prices are primed to increase slightly, according to an energy study released Tuesday. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Tuesday that crude oil production is expected to rise to an average of 12.4 million barrels a day in 2019 and 13.2 million barrels per day in 2020. That’s up from January’s average of 12 million barrels a day and December’s 90,000 barrels a day. The expected increases will come from the Permian region of Texas and New Mexico, according to EIA. The U.S. last September...
  • It's not over yet!! Entire FBI, Mueller, in serious trouble after Levin confirmed this on TV

    02/02/2019 7:53:25 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 107 replies ^ | Jan 28, 2019 | Life, Liberty & Levin
  • Russia's plan to disconnect from Internet raises Great Firewall fears

    02/12/2019 2:30:18 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 12, 2019 | Christopher Carbone
    Russia is going to temporarily unplug from the internet as part of what the country is calling a planned experiment. According to a report from Russian news site RBC, the planned disconnection is intended to examine whether the country run by Vladimir Putin is prepared for a draft law that mandates a "sovereign" internet. ZDNet reports that a draft of the law required that Russian internet service providers must ensure the independence of the Russian internet space (Runet) in the case of foreign aggression to disconnect the country from the rest of the internet. The legislation's goal is to prevent...
  • Russia: Venezuela hasn't asked for military assistance

    02/12/2019 2:08:31 PM PST · by ETL · 3 replies ^ | Feb 11, 2019 | Associated Press
    Alexander Shchetinin, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Latin America department, said Monday that Moscow hasn't received any such request from Caracas, according to Russian news reports. Asked to compare the situation in Venezuela to Syria, where Russia has waged a military campaign to shore up President Bashar Assad's government, Shchetinin said "there is a big difference" between Syria and Venezuela but wouldn't elaborate. At the same time, the Russian diplomat strongly warned the U.S. against making calls on the Venezuelan military to drop support for President Nicolas Maduro, saying it represented an "unthinkable meddling into foreign affairs of...
  • The Beginning of The End – MSNBC Reporting Senate Democrats Agree No Russian Collusion

    02/12/2019 1:42:01 PM PST · by detective · 33 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 12, 2019 | Sundance
    Mark the calendars; today is an important date. CTH has noted, repeatedly, how extremely difficult it would be for the media to walk-back over three years of false reporting on the insufferable and manufactured “Muh Russia” collusion narrative. However, remarkably, today that process actually begins. There’s way more to this shift. WAY more. ABC News, home of the resistance insider operative George Stephanopoulos, is also starting to use an atypical process to control distribution of the let-down as they back toward the ‘muh Russia’ exits.
  • Senate has uncovered no direct evidence of conspiracy between Trump campaign and Russia

    02/12/2019 12:54:23 PM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies ^ | Feb. 12, 2019, 9:21 AM CST | By Ken Dilanian
    "We were never going to find a contract signed in blood saying, 'Hey Vlad, we're going to collude,'" one Democratic aide said. =================================================================== WASHINGTON — After two years and 200 interviews, the Senate Intelligence Committee is approaching the end of its investigation into the 2016 election, having uncovered no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to both Democrats and Republicans on the committee. But investigators disagree along party lines when it comes to the implications of a pattern of contacts they have documented between Trump associates and Russians — contacts that occurred before, during...
  • The Democrats: The Party of Kremlin Dreamers

    02/12/2019 2:26:53 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Alexander G. Markovsky
    n his acceptance speech for the 1970 Nobel Prize in literature, Alexander Solzhenitsyn colorfully described the interdependence between lies and tyranny: We should not forget that tyranny does not exist alone and cannot exist alone: it is inevitably interwoven with lie. Between them is the most virtual, the deepest of natural bonds: tyranny has no other cover but lie, and lie cannot be sustained without tyranny. The first phase of the ideological assault embodies a combination of myths and fictions. Myths represent the theological aspect of the socialist religion -- the source of conviction for true believers. The “fictions” are...
  • Pompeo Says U.S. To Be More Engaged In East Europe, Warns Russia Trying To Divide West

    02/11/2019 6:46:10 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Radio Liberty ^ | Feb 11 2019
    On the first day of a five-country European tour that will focus on opposition to the growing influence of Russia and China in Central Europe, Pompeo met with Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban. "We must not let Putin drive wedges between friends in NATO," Pompeo told a joint news conference in Budapest with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto. Pompeo specifically pointed to Central Europe's reliance on Russian energy as well as the presence of the Chinese telecom firm Huawei, particularly in Hungary.
  • Galloping Growth of Madrasas in India

    02/11/2019 2:47:13 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    India Facts ^ | Monday, February 11, 2019 | Ram Ohri
    Image: Islam is hell-bent on re-conquering India. Post-independence through Madrasa multiplication Darul Uloom Deoband has laid a formidable siege to India. The task was facilitated by secularism-doped Hindus swearing by Pandit Nehru! The quantum jump in the number of madrasas from 88 in 1947 to five lakhs in 2006 across India is a mind boggling narrative of unremitting Islamic aggression. It has the potential to bring about tectonic changes in the future geopolitical developments across India -- including the much dreaded clash of civilizations! Unfortunately the secularism-trapped Indian government never tried to exercise any control over lakhs of madrasas...
  • Venezuela’s military is 90% against Maduro, claims defecting colonel

    02/11/2019 3:00:01 PM PST · by dynachrome · 36 replies
    The Times ^ | 2-11-19 | Stephen Gibbs
    A colonel in the Venezuelan army has become the latest senior officer to renounce President Maduro’s regime. Rubén Paz declared support for Juan Guaidó, the rival president, in a video and asked colleagues to join him. “Ninety per cent of us in the armed forces are really unhappy,” he said. “We are being used to keep them in power.” A stockpile of US aid — medicines, medical equipment and nutritional supplements — is in the Colombian border city of Cucuta. Colonel Paz, a doctor, urged soldiers to help the aid get into Venezuela. Mr Guaidó has offered amnesty to those...
  • Mueller has spent two years investigating Trump and he hasn't said a word never will.

    02/11/2019 1:49:57 PM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    MSN News ^ | 2/11/2019 | Kevin Johnson and Bart Jansen
    Shortened title. Full title: Robert Mueller has spent two years investigating Trump and he hasn't said a word. It's possible he never will. Occasionally, his signature appears on court documents. But on the most consequential days of the nearly two-year investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, the man leading it – Robert Mueller – has been conspicuously absent. When President Donald Trump's senior aides and confidants paraded through federal courtrooms to face criminal charges his office had filed, the former FBI director was nowhere to be seen. When some of them came back to court to be convicted,...