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Mar 25 10:21

Trump Is Dragging Us Into Another War... And No One Is Talking About It

Quietly, while Americans have been focused on the ongoing drama over repealing the Affordable Care Act and the new revelations about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, President Trump has been busy dramatically expanding the American troop presence inside Syria. And virtually no one in Washington has noticed. Americans have a right to know what Trump is planning and whether this will lead to an Iraq-style occupation of Syria for years to come.

Without any official notification, Trump sent 500 new American troops into Syria, ostensibly to take part in the upcoming assault on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. News reports suggest this deployment may just be the tip of the iceberg, with some saying that the plan is for hundreds more American troops to be added to the fight in the coming weeks. No one actually knows how many troops are inside Syria now, because the administration has largely tried to keep the build-up a secret.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senator Murphy, a word please; WRH has been following, and reporting on, as best we can, the escalating situation in Syria, and we share your concerns.

However, there is one issue which you chose not to address in this article, and that is, Russian troops are in Syria, dealing with the Jihadists, at the behest of the Syrian government; the US troops are NOT there upon the invitation of the Syrian government.

So what is going to happen, as it almost inevitably must, that US forces start tangling with Russian forces?!? This could set off a chain reaction which would result in a US/Russian war over Syria, and THAT, Senator, would be a big, fat, hairy no-no.

And I say that because, at this time in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry; the money; the troop strength; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Mar 25 09:26

Ukrainian arms warehouse storing 138,000 TONNES of rockets and tank ammunition is blown up by saboteurs forcing 20,000 to be evacuated

The Ukrainian military said Russian or separatist saboteurs blew up a warehouse storing tank ammunition at a military base in the east of the country early on Thursday.

The base, which contained about 138,000 tonnes of ammunition including rockets and tank ammunition, is located in the city of Balakleya about 100 km (60 miles) from the frontline of Ukraine's war against Russian-backed separatists.
Rescue teams were helping residents nearby villages in the eastern Kharkiv region, the military said, and up to 20,000 were evacuated after the suspected drone attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question I have to ask is, how in the name of heaven could that weapons depot have been so unguarded that this was allowed to happen, or did someone do something stupid with a cigarette?!?

And by the time they get this horrific fire out, chemical forensics will be all but impossible.

Mar 25 08:23

SPICER JUST EXPOSED HILLARY’S RUSSIAN CONNECTIONS TO THE FAKESTREAM MEDIA! SHE’S DONE!

Mar 24 14:25

David Rockefeller: Making friends in Russia

...According to Rockefeller, the meeting with Khrushchev was unusual - "tough, at times combative, even hostile". Rockefeller reproached Khrushchev for using local Communist parties to effect regime change in various countries of Latin America and Asia. The Soviet leader responded, not without irritation, that revolutions are born for objective reasons and not as a result of outside interference from anyone. Despite the harsh words spoken during their conversation, Rockefeller left the Kremlin "feeling a great respect for Khrushchev" and with the thought that the "Soviet leadership wanted to expand financial and commercial ties with the United States"...

Mar 24 13:56

Russia bans money transfers to Ukraine via U.S. cash transfer systems

Moscow seeks to punish Ukraine, which last autumn banned Russian money transfer companies from its lucrative market. How will Ukrainian migrant workers in Russia now send money home? On March 22, Russia’s State Duma (the lower house of Parliament) passed a law restricting money transfers from Russia if a country restricts the operation of Russian payment systems on its territory. In that case, money transfers from Russia to that country can only be performed via Russian systems. The new rule applies to financial transfers outside the use of the regular banking system. The law is Moscow's response to Kiev's ban on Russian money wiring systems such as Colibri, Golden Crown, and Unistream...

Mar 24 12:51

Lavrov: Russia Will Judge Israel by Its 'Actions, Not Words' in Syria

In a suggestive but somewhat cryptic statement, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed that Moscow would take note of Israel's actions — not words — in Syria, and respond accordingly. Russia "will judge how accurately this arrangement is carried out by our Israeli partners not on the basis of what they say but how they act," Lavrov stressed... We reported earlier this week that Syria's U.N. envoy Bashar Jaafari said that Syria's use of anti-aircraft missiles against Israeli fighter jets was a "message" from Putin. Israel's ambassador was summoned by Moscow after Friday's airstrikes, and reports have emerged that Russian military advisors were operating just a few kilometers from the area that was targeted by Israeli strikes; so there's certainly circumstantial evidence to back up Jaafari's claim...

Mar 24 12:27

Does Ukraine need its own Putin? – Savchenko predicts break-up of Ukraine

Ukrainian Member of Parliament, Nadezhda Savchenko, who has previously been charged with the murder of journalists in the Donbass, and subsequently pardoned by President Putin’s decree – has stated that there are three possible scenarios for the future development of Ukraine... 1) Ukraine will break-up into several states; 2) The government will abuse its power internally 3) Or the iron fist will be applied externally. The third option is the least beneficial, because “we don’t know who it is that will come to restore our order.” – said Savchenko in an interview to the Apostrof publication in the Ukraine. She reiterated that for the second option, she envisions an abuse of power by the authorities over the people. “I prefer a move toward a different government, and changing our political system.

Mar 24 12:18

Will Washington Risk World War III to Block an Emerging EU-Russia Superstate?

The relentless demonization of Vladimir Putin is just one part of Washington’s multi-pronged strategy to roll-back Russian power in Central Asia and extinguish Putin’s dream of a “Greater Europe”. Along with the attempt to smear the Russian president as a “KGB thug” and “dictator”, the media has also alleged that Moscow intervened in the US presidential elections and that Russia is a serial aggressor that poses a growing threat to European and US national security. The media onslaught, which has greatly intensified since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016, has been accompanied by harsh economic sanctions, asymmetrical attacks on Russia’s markets and currency, the arming and training of Russian adversaries in Ukraine and Syria, the calculated suppression of oil prices, and a heavy-handed effort to sabotage Russia’s business relations in Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The short answer to that rhetorical question at the top of this article is, HELL, yes!!

Mar 24 11:50

Ukraine hiding 30,000+ losses in Donbass - military expert

On Monday, March 20th, Ukraine’s official defense ministry spokesman, Andrey Lysenko, claimed that only 2,629 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 9,453 wounded since the beginning of the war against Donbass. According to Russian analyst and military specialist Alexander Khrolenko, Kiev is dramatically understating its real losses and covering up Ukraine’s progressive disintegration as a state. According to official UN figures, the total number of casualties in the war in East Ukraine amounts to 32,856, or 10,056 killed and 22,800 wounded. Meanwhile, German intelligence estimated in only 2015 that dozens of thousands of Ukrainian troops had been killed, the total number of civilian and military casualties in the conflict reaching up to 50,000...

Mar 24 10:55

Prominent U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union: “The Whole Brou-Ha-Ha Over Contacts with Russian Diplomats Has Taken On All The Earmarks of a Witch Hunt … That is the Attitude of a Police State”

Our press seems to be in a feeding frenzy regarding contacts that President Trump’s supporters had with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak and with other Russian diplomats. The assumption seems to be that there was something sinister about these contacts, just because they were with Russian diplomats. As one who spent a 35-year diplomatic career working to open up the Soviet Union and to make communication between our diplomats and ordinary citizens a normal practice, I find the attitude of much of our political establishment and of some of our once respected media outlets quite incomprehensible. What in the world is wrong with consulting a foreign embassy about ways to improve relations? Anyone who aspires to advise an American president should do just that.

Mar 24 10:41

"FBI Can't Prove Donald Trump Collusion With Russia" Sean Spicer DESTROYS Reporter

Sean Spicer destroys reporter for trying to cite a story that accuses Donald Trump of collusion with Russia and interfering with Nunes' investigation. This was during the White House press briefing live.

Mar 24 10:33

US General: Russia ‘Perhaps’ Supplying Taliban

In the past few months, US officials have increasingly found it convenient to blame Russia for anything that goes wrong, no matter how little credibility such an accusation has. NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, US Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, may have gone the farthest, however, saying that it was conceivable that Russia was providing unspecified “supply” to the Afghan Taliban.

Gen. Scaparrotti told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he had “seen the influence of Russia of late,” and that “perhaps” this included supplies, though he neither offered any details on what sort of supplies he was accusing Russia of “perhaps” giving the Taliban, nor any evidence that anything he said was true.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gen. Scaparrotti, a word, please; trying to blame the nearly 16 year old, utterly failed US/NATO occupation on Russia, and providing absolutely no evidence with which to support your claim, is, shall we say diplomatically, completely counter-productive.

Mar 24 10:26

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on National Guard base in Chechnya

The Islamic State terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) has claimed responsibility for an attack on a base of Russia's National Guard in Chechnya’s Naursky district, a spokesman for the National Guard told TASS. "The Islamic State terrorist group has assumed responsibility for an attack on the National Guard base in Chechnya’s Naursky district," he said. "The fact proves once again the National Guard units are on the forefront of struggle with international terrorism," he added.

Mar 24 09:56

Russia Prepares For Split With International Banking System

Russia has successfully developed and implemented an alternative should it be excluded from international banking systems, according to a recent report.

As far as western sanctions go, by far Russia's largest vulnerability is in its banking sector, which for better or for worse is tied to the hip with international banking.

If Russia wishes to maintain the status quo, there's not much that can be done about this dependency. But shortly after sanctions were announced in 2014, Moscow set out to prepare for the worst-case scenario: being cut off from the Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) system.

Mar 24 09:06

RUSSIAGATE

It is fair and appropriate to call it Russiagate – the claim that somehow Russia influenced the outcome of the recent US election. The claims are constant, loud, and often shrill. This narrative has generated a lot of heat, but precious little light.

Mar 24 09:03

Ukraine's Hidden Agenda Behind 'Major non-NATO Ally' Bid

Earlier the Ukrainian parliament adopted a resolution urging Washington to grant Ukraine special status as a "major non-NATO ally" – the status granted by the US to countries that have strategic working relationships with the Pentagon but are not members of the North Atlantic Alliance.

It should be noted that in 2014 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had already made a similar appeal to the US, but his request was then flatly denied by the White House.

Mar 24 08:48

WHAT IS CROWDSTRIKE? FIRM HIRED BY DNC HAS TIES TO HILLARY CLINTON, A UKRAINIAN BILLIONAIRE AND GOOGLE

As usual, the rabbit hole gets much deeper the more you look.

In yesterday’s post, Credibility of Cyber Firm that Claimed Russia Hacked the DNC Comes Under Serious Question, I examined how CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity firm hired by the DNC to look into its hacking breach, had been exposed as being completely wrong about a separate attack it claimed originated from the same group it claimed broke into DNC systems, and supposedly works for Russia’s military intelligence unit, GRU. Here’s some of what we learned:

An influential British think tank and Ukraine’s military are disputing a report that the U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has used to buttress its claims of Russian hacking in the presidential election.

The whole things gets even more disturbing the more you look.

For example, Counterpunch put out a very important article earlier today on the topic, adding several crucial nuggets of information.

First there’s this:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bottom line here, as far as I can see, is that there is no "there" there, in terms of Russian hacking of the 2016 election.

Mar 24 08:44

FLASHBACK - Rep John Mica Does A Surgical Interrogation On James Comey.... Whom Then Proceeds To Melt Down

Mar 24 08:27

FBI has uncovered 'evidence of treason' among alt-right websites, says George W Bush's ethics lawyer

The man who served as former president George W Bush's most senior ethics lawyer has suggested that the FBI is "uncovering evidence of treason" by far right US news websites over their links with Russia.

Richard Painter tweeted a link to an article suggesting that the Bureau was looking into news outlets like Breitbart News, InfoWars and the Kremlin-backed RT News and Sputnik News, to see whether they worked with Russian-backed operatives to disseminate stories favouring Donald Trump during the presidential election. at times when his campaign appeared to be struggling.

Sources told US publisher, McClatchy that online "bots" had created created millions of social media posts linking to articles on the sites, some of which were completely false, while other contained a mixture of fact and fiction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This strikes me as desperation on the cusp of madness.

I have linked to all the resources indicated above, when I have been able to vet that the information came from multiple sources, and believed, to the best of my knowledge, that the information presented was factually based.

But when it becomes, "alleged treason" to tell the truth, the best you can, on a blog, you know your government has gone full tilt-boogie Orwell on you.

And that George Bush even had an "ethics layer", in his lying about the reasons reasons the US government had to war in Afghanistan and Iraq, is hysterically hypocritical, and worth a great laugh, but Richard Painter CANNOT expect to be taken seriously by any thinking American on these charges, after the dark, and brutal, legacy of Bush's presidency.

So now, this now thoroughly embarrassed, morally bankrupt, and completely irrelevant man is desperately attempting to forward the US Deep State Narrative of Russia being the "bad guy" in the geopolitical arena, and a country the US government and military needs to wagewar against.

I have to wonder just how much of Painter's stock portfolio is invested in companies which comprise the US Military/Industrial Complex, to make these accusations.

Mar 24 08:26

Balakleya munitions depot disaster Ukraine SITREP

In Balakleya Tochka-U and Grad missiles explosions over the town, 24 hours of this

On the night of March 23, a fire broke out on the territory of the military munitions depot of the Ministry of Defense, which is located near the city of Balakleya, Kharkov region, which led to the detonation of ammunition. The explosions are still ongoing. An entire area has been evacuated, involving from 20,000 to 45,000 people.

President Poroshenko has announced on his Twitter that he ordered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the Ministry of Defense and Emergency Department to invite NATO to deal with the aftermath of this disaster, or how he phrased it to do “humanitarian demining.”

Mar 24 05:28

Putin's aide explains why Russia has no fear of supplying S-400 systems to Turkey

Russia sees no problem in supplying the S-400 air defense missile systems to Turkey despite the country's NATO membership, Vladimir Kozhin, the Russian President's aide for cooperation in defense-related technologies said on Thursday in an interview with Rossiya'24 news channel. "Yes, Turkey is a NATO member, it's true, but we are not afraid," the official said. "You may ask why. Well, first of all, we always regulate strictly the products of intellectual activity before we supply anything anywhere and each country assumes obligations on what it can or can't do with the [Russian] weaponry it purchases. Secondly, what we sell today is current manufacture [not the prospective one - TASS]," he said answering the achor's question...

Mar 24 04:52

Terrorist gang eliminated in foiled attack on National Guard in Chechnya

All members of an armed gang who attacked a unit of Russia’s National Guard in Chechnya have been killed, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee told TASS on Friday. "This night at around 02.30 a.m. a group of six unknown individuals carried out an armed attack on a facility of Rosgvardiya’s military unit in Chechnya’s Naursky district. During the armed clash, all members of the gang were neutralized," the NAC said. The militants carried firearms and rounds of ammunition, and two of them wore fake explosive belts.
Commander says National Guard prevented numerous civilian deaths in Chechnya: "The vile attack of terrorists-suicide bombers on the 140th artillery regiment and the 46th separate brigade claimed lives of six our fellow soldiers, who fulfilled their military duty with honor and prevented numerous deaths among the civilians". http://tass.com/politics/937257

Mar 24 04:44

Russian consulate in New York sends note over citizen’s detention

The Russian consulate in New York has sent a note to the US authorities requesting information on Monday’s detention of a Russian woman in New York, an informed diplomatic source told TASS. An earlier New York Post reported that 41-year-old Viktoria Nasyrova, who has been on the Interpol wanted list on murder charges since 2015, was detained in the United States. Nasyrova is suspected of killing a 54-year-old woman in Krasnodar in October 2014 and stealing a large sum of money that the victim received for selling her house. ‘We still did not receive an official notification about the detention of Nasyrova," the source said. "The Russian consulate general in New York has sent a formal note to the authorities." An informed source earlier said that in line with international agreements, the US side has 72 hours to notify Russia about the detention of its citizen.

Mar 24 04:30

Kommersant: Russia to skip UN’s ‘nuke ban treaty’ talks

Envoys from more than 100 countries will gather in New York on Monday to hammer out an agreement on the total prohibition of nuclear weapons under the UN’s auspices. However, Russian delegates along with the representatives of other countries possessing nuclear weapons will not attend the meeting, Kommersant writes. Mikhail Ulyanov, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department, informed the paper that Moscow considers the proposed move "poorly calculated and even pernicious." "Russia fully shares the goal of building a nuclear-free world, but it is necessary to move towards it meaningfully, step by step and with due account for all circumstances. This is not the case now," the official stressed. According to the diplomat, given the current political climate, "nuclear weapons ensure deterrence and, as a consequence, are one of the pillars of global strategic stability"...

Mar 23 11:34

What Russia Wants — And Expects

As Democrats and the mainstream U.S. media focus intensely on still unproven charges of Russian election meddling to explain Hillary Clinton’s surprising defeat, the furor has forced an embattled President Trump to retreat from his plans to cooperate with Russia on fighting terrorism and other global challenges.

Mar 23 09:44

Large munitions depot up in flames in Ukraine, nearly 20,000 evacuated

Thousands of people are being evacuated from Balakleya in the Kharkov region of Ukraine, as a massive fire has broken out at a munitions depot, which is said to be the largest in the country. There are reports of explosions and shattered windows.

Mar 23 09:38

Sen. John McCain calls for a “select committee” on Russian interference, Deep State’s endgame in sight

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) told MSNBC’s Greta Van Susteren that he doesn’t even know where to begin after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes delivered proof to the President Donald Trump at the White House Wednesday afternoon, which shows that he and his associates were indeed surveilled in late 2016 – early 2017.

Mar 23 09:14

Former Russian Lawmaker Shot Dead In Broad Daylight In Ukraine Capital

A former Russian MP wanted by Moscow for fraud was shot dead in broad daylight in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday in what Kiev branded "state terrorism."

“There was an exchange of fire in front of the entrance to the Premier-Palace Hotel about 40 minutes ago. One man was killed and two other persons were injured. The identity of the killed man has been established. He is a Russian politician, a former State Duma member. Yes, I can confirm that he is Denis Voronenkov," the head of Kiev police, Andrey Krishchenko, said, as cited by TASS.

The former lawmaker was shot twice in the head when he was on the corner of Taras Shevchenko Boulevard and Pushkinska Street, near the main entrance to Kiev’s Premier Palace Hotel.

Mar 23 08:52

Haaretz: Russia Destroyed Israel's Dream of a Democratic Syria

Haaretz just published the magnum opus of Israeli mourning for what "could have been" in Syria.

We are of course referring to "They Broke It, They Should Fix It: Let Russia and Iran Pay to Rebuild Syria". If you enjoy the headline, you'll love the self-righteous delusions which follow it.

According to Haaretz: Israel yearned for democracy in Syria; Israel wanted desperately to help fight Islamic State in Syria; Israel wanted to provide humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees.

But Haaretz very helpfully clarifies: Syrian democracy was destroyed by Russia and Iran's support for Assad and an "opposition dominated by Islamist militants"; Defeating Islamic State is a "no-brainer", but it "would involve partnering with Iran"; and while Israel would love to provide aid to suffering Syrians, "realistically there’s no policy that will yield the kind of results that would truly benefit the Syrian people."

Mar 23 08:43

The fake news media is running out of ways to blame Russia

While there is still no shortage of stories in the media attacking President Donald Trump (one might say, it has become their raison d’etre), the narrative to do with Russia has begun to drop from front pages.

If there were any concrete evidence revealing Donald Trump or members of his administration to be agents of Russian influence, we would have seen it long ago.

When MSNBC host Rachel Maddow tried to hawk the Russian conspiracy story recently, she took a huge hit in ratings.

In fact, as The Duran’s Peter Lavelle explains in this video, the media and members of the elite are already lowering expectations of what further investigation may reveal.

Mar 23 00:06

Nuclear War: Hopefully Just A Bad Dream

Go here
for the full text of my description, with images as closely resembling as I could find.

From the conclusion:

Notably, there were two types of nuclear scenarios with which The Powers That Be in my dreamworld had not seen fit to torture me, and with which I therefore had not had the misfortune to have had any familiarity. One of them is the aftereffects, environmental and political, of a modern-day First Strike by the United States....

Excerpts:

Dreamt, last night, that WW3 started.

And we may have started it.

Mar 22 14:21

Will Russiagate Backfire on the Left?

If the investigation of Russiagate turns up no link between Trump and the pilfered emails, Democrats will have egg all over their faces. And the Democratic base will have to face a painful truth. Vladimir Putin did not steal this election. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama lost it. Donald Trump won it fair and square. He is not an “illegitimate” president. There will be no impeachment. They were deceived and misled by their own leaders and media. They bought into a Big Lie.

Mar 22 13:38

Sean Spicer exposes Hillary Clinton for selling off one-fifth of U.S. uranium to the Russians

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took Trump administration critics to task Monday, noting that they continue to push the discredited claim that Trump worked with the Russians while totally ignoring the clear connections between Clinton and Russian based companies.

Mar 22 12:42

Russian Su-30SM Fighter Jets Show Off Skills At Military Air Show In Malaysia

Russian Su-30SM advanced fighter jets show off skills at the 14th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition.

Mar 22 10:00

Report: Sweden Re-Activates Cold War Bunkers Over Fears of Russian Invasion

Shelters on the Baltic Island of Gotland will be prioritized for comprehensive checks after it was identified as a likely target for Russian invasion last year. Sweden’s most populous island has been the site of a dramatic build-up of military training more than a decade after being demilitarized.

In light of the “special situation,” inspections of hundreds of underground shelters in Gotland will be stepped up, according to Swedish Radio.

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Mar 22 09:30

Congress’s Probe Into Possible Trump-Russia Ties Fizzles

Yesterday the directors of the FBI and the National Security Agency testified before a congressional committee about a U.S. investigation into allegations of ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Bizarrely, citing no evidence of aggression, congressmen and top U.S. officials claimed Russia continues to be a threat to the United States.

Mar 22 08:38

CHERNOBYL TWO: Another chemical disaster looms in Eastern Ukraine, warn experts

A whole host of experts on eastern Europe have lined up to warn that the conflict in the eastern Ukraine could spark a widespread chemical disaster if industrial storage units of chlorine gas are damaged and the contents released into the environment.

The threat is not just hypothetical. On February 24 a stray artillery shell hit the Donetsk Filter Station’s chlorine gas depot, which stores around 7,000kg of the gas.

Fortunately, none of the storage units were damaged.

Mar 22 08:27

Belarus arrests "armed provocateurs," Lukashenko points finger at Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland

Several dozen militants preparing an armed provocation have been arrested in Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko announced.

“We’ve already arrested several dozen…who were trained in camps with weapons. In fact, one of the camps was in the Bobruisk and Ospivoichi areas. The rest of the camps are in Ukraine. In my opinion, also in Lithuania and Poland. I won’t claim anything, but somewhere there,” President Lukashenko is quoted as saying by Sputnik Belarus.

The president noted that more detailed information will be presented later. He also told of how the militants’ plans were discovered:

“Thank you that there are true Belorussian men and women who, living abroad - in the EU - warned us. A woman came to an embassy and warned, officially wrote a letter about a provocation being prepared. And we started looking into it. And, indeed, we discovered some interesting things,” Lukashenko said.

Mar 22 08:24

Russia Has Unfair Military Advantage Because It’s Not Bombing Seven Countries, Notes US Smartypants

The Pentagon is forced to spend large sums to bomb defenseless brown people in faraway lands. Meanwhile, Russia and China modernize their armies. That's not fair

Mar 22 08:23

Netanyahu to Putin: Israeli airstrikes in Syria will continue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israeli forces will continue airstrikes in Syria if they deem it necessary.
“If there is feasibility from an intelligence and military standpoint – we attack and so it will continue,” Netanyahu said during a visit to China, adding that he had informed Putin of Israel’s intentions.

According to the Jerusalem Post, the Israeli PM also dismissed reports that Russia was insisting that Israel cease its military operations on Syrian territory.

Mar 22 07:57

Donbass, East Ukraine On Its Way To Becoming Own Country By Default

By Brandon Turbeville

After having fallen prey to Western machinations of destabilization and civil war, it is apparent that there may now be irreparable differences between the East and West portions of Ukraine. With the East of Ukraine more in line with Russia and the West more in line with Western Europe, all compounded by years of civil war and outright persecution and atrocities committed by the fascist Ukrainian forces, the DPR and LPR are showing signs of going their separate ways and breaking away from West Ukraine in a more final fashion...

Mar 21 15:48

Tillerson Plans To Skip NATO Meeting, Visit Russia: Reports

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will skip the April 5-6 meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) foreign ministers in Brussels, but will travel to Russia in the following week, according to reports.

US officials told Reuters on Monday Tillerson will miss the NATO summit so that he can attend President Donald Trump’s expected April 6-7 talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Mar 21 14:18

FBI, NSA: ‘No Evidence’ Russia Manipulated US Vote Tallying

While many Democrats frequently say Russia “hacked” the presidential election, National Security Administration Director Adm. Michael Rogers and FBI Director James Comey both confirmed today that Russian activities had no impact on tallying votes in states.

Mar 21 13:33

Russian Parliament Orders Probe Of U.S. Media In Moscow

Russia’s parliament has called for an investigation into U.S. media operating in its country in response to what it says are attacks on Russian media in the U.S, particularly state-funded broadcaster RT News.

Mar 21 11:51

The Missing Logic Of Russia-Gate

As Rep. Adam Schiff tries out for the lead role in a remake of the Joe McCarthy hearings by maligning specific Americans as suspected Russian moles, some of the actual evidence argues against the Democratic notion that the Russians own President Trump and other key Republicans.

Mar 21 11:37

The Korean Crisis, the US' Next Phase of Pan-Eurasian Containment

The security situation has markedly deteriorated on the Korean Peninsula in recent days following the North’s latest missile test, which Pyongyang antagonistically said was a drill for striking US bases in Japan in response to the latest US-South Korean military exercises that it rightly views as a sign of hostility.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wish the two "adults in the geopolitical room", and I am talking about Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Sergei Lavrov, would get involved here; they are about the only two human beings in the world who could, potentially, de-escalate this mess, and come up with a face-saving plan which all the major actors could get behind, and help forge a peace treaty with North Korea, in return for its abandoning its nuclear weapons program.

Unfortunately, I am very concerned that the American Deep State will not allow this to happen, and continue to push, and provoke North Korea into a place where it feels it has no choice but to lash out militarily, which will be the "excuse" for a huge, US-sponsored military decap strike against it.

At least, that is the way I'm reading the "tea leaves" on the issue at the moment.

The large scale US/South Korean military exercises will continue until the end of April of this year, right before the South Korean elections in May;

US, South Korea launch large-scale military exercises

After the impeachment and removal of President Park from office this month, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn took over as acting President. Moon Jae In, a progressive who advocates the "Sunshine Policy", and is doing very well in the polls,is encouraging more rapprochement with North Korea, and may, if elected, want direct negotiations with Kim Jong-Un at a summit, as reported at pressreader.com on 11 March, 2017:

South Korea likely to reset its relationship with the North after Presidential election

It is a very certain bet that, should he get elected, the US government will do everything in their power to crush such an outreach, and insure that his ability to negotiate with North Korea becomes limited in the extreme.

Mar 21 11:20

U.S. CRIES FOUL AS RUSSIA TESTS 9M729 CRUISE MISSILE, BUT WHO VIOLATED THE INF TREATY FIRST?

Should the reports of a land-based cruise missile system be confirmed, there are several possible explanations which are not necessarily mutually exclusive. The first explanation is that the missile is INF-compatible, because its range is in excess of 5,500km. The INF Treaty was, after all, negotiated in the 1980s, and at that time a cruise missile capable of such performance would have had the size of at least a fighter aircraft. Thirty years later, however, considering the advances in jet propulsion technology, such performance can be built into a small weapon. If that is the case, it is equally likely that the other contemporary Russian cruise missile systems, namely the Kalibr and the Kh-101, are capable of a similar range.

Mar 21 11:00

Kurds Say Pentagon Plans to 'Send 1,000 Troops to Syria in the Coming Weeks'

A representative of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance largely made up Kurdish and Arab militias, has confirmed that the Pentagon is planning to deploy an additional 1,000 US ground troops to Syria to assist the SDF in the upcoming operation aimed at liberating Raqqa, the de facto capital of Daesh's caliphate.

"Every two days the US deploys a large amount of weapons, primarily heavy armaments, to the region. They have sent tanks, armored vehicles, missiles, sniper rifles, mortar launchers and other types of weaponry," the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Sputnik Turkey. "In addition, the United States has told us that a decision was made to send an additional 1,000 US troops to take part in the Raqqa operation."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these reports are true, the US government is ramping up a huge military escalation of their invasion of Syria.

Please remember: Russian military were invited by the sitting President of Syria, Bashar Al-Assad; the US military has not been invited to help clean out the jihadists who are trying to destabilise the country.

IF, in fact, there are any Russian casualties from this escalation, it could well put the US on a path of war against Russia over the future of Syria.

I think the words "absoflippinglutely insane", come to mind right now.

Mar 21 10:18

US Commander Announces New Deployment to Poland Starting in April

US Army Lt. Col Steven Gventer, today announced that the United States will be leading a battalion of NATO troops on a deployment into northeastern Poland, beginning in early April, as the latest in a string of NATO deployments “in response” to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea.

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Jason Ditz, a word, please: I guess you did not get the memo that an attempt to promulgate "the big lie" to support a US governmental agenda, went out with the whoopie cushion and the dribble glass.

By making this claim, you are presenting a very strong case of SMD (selective memory disorder), so let us get to the facts of the situation with Crimea.

In 2014, the duly elected President of Ukraine, Yanukovych, got thrown under the proverbial bus in a US/IMF/Soros-orchestrated coup.

Former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych 'kicked out' of party

And in an election more crooked than a dog's hind leg,the western-centric Petro Poroshenko was "elected" as president of Ukraine.

Poroshenko elected as Ukraine's President

Mr. Ditz, do you NOT remember that President Obama admitted that the US played a part in the destabilization of Ukraine?!?

Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”

And do you NOT remember how much Victoria Nuland, Undersecretary of State, admitting how much money the US had spent to destabilize Ukraine?!?

Victoria Nuland's Admits Washington Has Spent $5 Billion to "Subvert Ukraine"

And do you, sir, NOT remember, post-putsch, that the Crimean people, understanding that there was no legitimate government in Kiev, held a referendum to determine whether to stay with Ukraine, or petition the Russian Federation to become a member state?

Tense Crimea votes over 90 percent to leave Ukraine for Russia

Do you NOT remember that Crimea petitioned Russia to become a part of the Russian Federation, after this referendum?!?

Crimea applies to be part of Russian Federation after vote to leave Ukraine

There is a principal enshrined in the UN Charter, Mr. Ditz, and that is the principal of peaceful self-determination, which is precisely what the Crimean people did, post-putsch; but because that self-determination angered the now western-centric Ukraine, and the US, Russia got accused, and summarily punished by sanctions, for something it absolutely did not do.

And it almost makes me laugh at the blatantly hypocritical attitude of the US government that, just like in George Orwell's "Animal Farm", "some acts of peaceful self-determination are more equal than others."

And in the US government's view, punishing a country, in this case, Russia, for something it absolutely did NOT do, is perfectly acceptable, if it suits the US government's geopolitical agenda.

But this placement of US and European troops on Russia's borders is very worrying indeed, and may well be a prelude to war against it.

Unfortunately, because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing for the American government could do, is utterly no guarantee that they will not do it.

A war between the US/NATO/Europe and Russia, over a lie (anyone out there remember "Saddam's weapons of mass destruction", which never existed, but served as the excuse to start a war against Iraq?!?)may well be a thorough military catastrophe for the US government, as our military is without cost-effective and militarily effective weaponry; without the necessary troop strength; without the money; and without the manufacturing (it's been offshored) to insure a positive result to a conventional war against Russia.

Which means this war is likely to go nuclear.

Mar 21 09:58

FLASHBACK - Report: Russian Government Initiative Gave Millions of Dollars to Clinton Foundation

A Moscow-based technology initiative funded in part by the Russian government funneled tens of millions of dollars into the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary of state, according to a new report released Monday.

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The Clintons received millions from Russia. Maybe They are Russian spies???

Mar 21 09:49

Comey Was Pushed Into Admitting Something, It Shows The Deep State Is In Control

Comey and Rogers testified that there is not information that was given about the spying. Trey Gowdy got Comey to admit that those who leaked could have been working under Obama and that the FBI was not going after them.

Mar 21 09:29

Poroshenko says Ukraine needs IMF next $1bln tranche as 'air to breathe'

Kiev needs the next tranche worth $1 bln from the IMF as "air to breathe", Ukraine’s President Pyotr Poroshenko said at a meeting of the Council for Regional Development on Monday.

"This is not only $1 bln the country needs as the air, this is also a macro financial assistance from the EU (where we also met all the criteria) which will be granted once the money from the IMF is transferred to the account of the National Bank. This is 600 mln euros of extra funds," he said.

Poroshenko said that funds from international organizations will be directed "to specific projects", to "joint territorial communities" and will be used "to resolve issues ranging from the construction of infrastructure to energy saving."

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Due to the massive corruption and graft which has poisoned Ukraine's political atmosphere, the IMF's "investment" in Poroshenko's Ukraine has been an abject, and complete failure, and they know it, but are impotent to stop what is going on.

Mar 21 09:08

Netanyahu seeks end to Russia airstrikes in Syria to avert Israel's collapse: Nasrallah

The secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, says Israel seeks an end to Russia's military campaign against the Daesh terrorist group in Syria to avert the Tel Aviv regime’s collapse.

Mar 21 08:57

Stoltenberg to Baltics: No Russian attack coming, but we're alarmed at Russia's "possible intentions"

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Baltic countries are not subject to the threat of military attack. It follows from this statement that the calls of the heads of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to increase the presence of the North Atlantic alliance in their countries are unjustified, and the already existing NATO armed forces need to be withdrawn from the Baltics as unneeded.

"NATO sees concerns about terrorism and cyberattacks, but nothing points to the possibility of a conventional military attack on any of the NATO countries, including the Baltic countries," said Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance Jens Stoltenberg during his official visit to Denmark.

"We are alarmed by the actions of Russia and its possible intentions, but at the same time it is important that we do not overdramatize the situation," said Stoltenberg.

Mar 21 08:52

RUSSIA CONSPIRACY MONGERING HITS WALL AT CONGRESSIONAL HEARING

It was over five hours of odd metaphors, logical fallacies, and dark accusations, but the House Intelligence Committee hearing into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, starring FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers, ended with no substantial revelations.

The only news was the confirmation of a previously reported FBI investigation, which began in July.

While ranking Democrat Adam Schiff (D-CA) and others did their best Joe McCarthy impression, the show was stolen by Representative Denny Heck (D-WA), who claimed the entire affair was an “inside job” and that the “attack” by Russia was akin to 9/11.

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The bottom line is, there's no "there" there.

Mar 21 08:48

British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money

Britain’s high street banks processed nearly $740m from a vast money-laundering operation run by Russian criminals with links to the Russian government and the KGB, the Guardian can reveal.

HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Barclays and Coutts are among 17 banks based in the UK, or with branches here, that are facing questions over what they knew about the international scheme and why they did not turn away suspicious money transfers.

The Global Laundromat: how did it work and who benefited?
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Documents seen by the Guardian show that at least $20bn appears to have been moved out of Russia during a four-year period between 2010 and 2014. The true figure could be $80bn, detectives believe.

One senior figure involved in the inquiry said the money from Russia was “obviously either stolen or with criminal origin”.

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Imagine my (complete absence of) shock, in light of the fact that HSBC laundered drug, and terrorist organisation's money as well!!

HSBC escaped US money-laundering charges after Osborne's intervention

It's what HBSC does, and does with impunity, because it is adjudged by the British government as TBTF (too big to fail)!!

And fines won't stop this behaviour on the part of banks. The only thing that will begin to stop it is prosecuting those who sign off on these practices, and having them sentenced to hard jail time.

Unfortunately, however, that will only happen when pigs gain the ability to fly; the elite rarely eat their own.

Mar 21 08:44

Congress Scalps FBI Director: Stop Spewing ‘Quadruple Hearsay’ About Russian 'Meddling'

Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is asking Comey (both were prosecutors once) about hearsay and newspaper articles as proof.

"The system we respect would laugh you out of court" if one showed up with a newspaper article as evidence, Gowdy says. "How do you cross-examine an anonymous source? How do you cross-examine hearsay?"

The FBI investigation itself is creating a cloud over the sitting administration, Nunes tells Comey.

Comey says he can't answer if the FBI has any evidence of any wrongdoing.

"I can tell you that we don't have any evidence," he says, urging Comey to hurry with his probe and ending the hearing.

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This is one of the parts the corporate media tried to ignore.

Mar 21 08:39

Putin Sends Message to Israel: ‘Your Freedom to Act in Syria Is Over’

First the first time ever, Israel was forced to officially acknowledge the airstrike in Syria – most likely because this time an Israeli plane was downed, as well as another possibly hit – while carrying out pre-dawn strikes against Syria near Palmyra.

Predictably, Israel are completely denying their planes were hit, for public relations reasons.

However, Russia was not happy with Israel’s reckless attacks last Friday, especially as they came on the heals of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow last week, where he and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the regional security situation and well as conflicts in the airspace over Syria. Israel’s demands were that it would not stand for a Iranian military presence in Syria, or that of Hezbollah which Tel Aviv label as “Iran’s proxies.”

Mar 21 08:22

Is President Trump Linked to Russia?

Since the FBI decided to investigate Trump, they should investigate Clinton and Podesta as well. What’s to say that the Democrats did not use their links to Russia as leverage to sway the 2016 election?

Mar 21 08:07

UK tabloid distorts traditional Russian pancake festival into ‘Ultra’ football thug fights

UK tabloid the Mirror has used the traditional Russian festival of ‘Maslenitsa’, celebrated during the last week before Lent, as part of a “shock investigation” into Russian football hooliganism.

A video with the title “Russian ‘football fans’ in bizarre refereed ‘fights’”, published on the Mirror website on Monday, was part of an article titled “Russia's Ultra yobs infiltrated amid warnings England fans could be KILLED at World Cup.”

The video and accompanying photos purport to show Russian football ‘Ultras’ in “violent action” at a “special festival.”

The fighting shown in the video and photos is the traditional Russian “wall-to-wall”(‘stenka na stenku’) sparring between men dressed in traditional folk clothes, representing a centuries-old tradition.

The caption reading “The Ultras in violent action” shows two men in boxing gloves, one of whom is wearing a traditional red Russian shirt called a Kosovorotka.

Mar 21 07:47

Trey Gowdy Stunning Confrontation With Comey! Part 1 And 2! Comey Looks Shook Up! Wiretapping Claims

Mar 21 07:45

US and Russian Military Leaders Are Meeting Again, Breaking a Long and Dangerous Drought

The military leaders of the world’s most lethal nuclear-tipped states met in February, the first such meeting in three years. The two generals got together again earlier this month, once more in relative obscurity that belied their meetings’ tremendous importance.

Long projected, but politically and geographically difficult to finalize, the Feb. 16 meeting was a personal first for Gen. Joseph Dunford and Gen. Valery Gerasimov, respectively the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Russia’s chief of the General Staff. They met in Baku, Azerbaijan, and frankly but cordially discussed the overall diminished state of U.S. and Russian military relations, the need for better communications between key leaders, and ways to deconflict military activities that could inadvertently put both countries at risk.

Mar 21 07:24

"Hillary Clinton Sold 1/5th Of Our Uranium To Russia" Sean Spicer Slams Democrats

sean spicer press briefing he gave a press conference at the white house he is the press secretary for president donald trump who gives news conference pretty often spicer slams democrats and hillary clinton in this one sean spicer can't comment on wiretap or fbi director james comey congress testimony because it was going on live while this press briefing was going on in the press room

Mar 21 07:23

Russia vs. USA: Who is the Threat, Who is the Aggressor?

GOP and Democratic Party leaders and media pundits like Rachel Maddow are raising their anti-Russian rhetoric to cold-war levels. Jeffrey Tayler, contributing editor to The Atlantic, says they are ignoring the history of broken American promises, NATO expansion and attempts to develop American first strike nuclear capability.

Mar 20 14:30

Syrian UN Envoy: Putin Sent Message to Israel That Its Freedom to Act in Syria Is Over

Russia has sent a clear message to Israel that the rules of the game have changed in Syria and its freedom to act in Syrian skies is over, Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations said on Sunday night.

Mar 20 14:00

SYRIAN PRESIDENT ASSAD: WE'RE COUNTING ON RUSSIA TO PREVENT A CONFLICT WITH ISRAEL

Syrian Preisdent Bashar al-Assad said Monday that he expected to see Moscow play a crucial role in preventing a future conflict with Israel, days after Syria targeted Israel with a ballistic missile.

Mar 20 12:51

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsIsrael Continues to Attack Syria, Warns Syria Against Resisting Planes

Tensions continue to rise along the Golan Heights frontier, as Israeli warplanes continued to carried out airstrikes against Syrian soil over the weekend, killing a commander in a pro-Syrian militia, and issuing statements warning Syria not to resist the strikes in the future.

Israel responded with shock after Friday’s attacks against Syria saw the Syrian government fire anti-aircraft missiles against the attacking warplanes. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has warned that if Syria attempts to fire on any attacking airplanes in the future Israel will destroy their air defense systems “without the slightest hesitation.”

Throughout the six years of Syria’s war, Israel has launched regular attacks against Syrian military targets, and this is the first time Syria has tried to chase Israeli warplanes out of their airspace. They succeeded, though Israel touted their use of an anti-missile system to shoot down one of the anti-aircraft missiles.

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OK, please let me get my head around this: Israel has attacked a sovereign nation, against which it has not declared war, and screams to the Syrian government not to attempt to shoot the Israeli planes down when they are bombing Syria?!?

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, a word, please: when you bomb a sovereign nation, that nation absolutely has the right to shoot back, perhaps even to the point of taking down that aircraft. At this point, the Syrian military is well integrated with that of the Russian forces, placed there by invitation of the Al-Assad government, so if the IDF goes in and targets more places in Syria, you may well hit Russian defensive capabilities as well, potentially risking war against Russia.

Mar 20 12:17

Russian Parliament Investigate CNN For Spreading ‘Malicious Lies’

Russia’s parliament has ordered an investigation into lies spread by CNN and other American media outlets that accused the Russian government of meddling in the U.S. election.

Mar 20 10:54

‘No Evidence Of Collusion’ Between Trump Campaign, Russia

The chairman of a US congressional committee on intelligence said Sunday that he has seen “no evidence” that President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia during the runup to the 2016 election.

Mar 20 10:05

THE CIA’S 60-YEAR HISTORY OF FAKE NEWS: HOW THE DEEP STATE CORRUPTED MANY AMERICAN WRITERS

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews Joel Whitney, author and co-founder of Guernica magazine.

Whitney’s new book, “Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World’s Best Writers,” explores how the CIA influenced acclaimed writers and publications during the Cold War to produce subtly anti-communist material. During the interview, Scheer and Whitney discuss these manipulations and how the CIA controlled major news agencies and respected literary publications (such as the Paris Review).

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The CIA has been bending the narrative to fit the American Deep State's agenda for years, no matter how badly the American people had to suffer for it, particularly in terms of wars the US government has fought - and continues to fight- to ultimately upgrade private corporate profits.

Mar 20 09:18

House Democrat Warns Nuclear War With Russia "Real Possibility"

Having failed to find any evidence that Russia interefered with the election, it seems Democrats are resorting to the 1980s playbook as Rep. Seth Moulton - a member of the House Armeed Service Committee - tells CNN that a nuclear war with Russia is a real possibility the U.S. should prepare for.

Mar 20 08:24

No Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion, Flynn Leak Is ‘One Crime We Know Of’ – Nunes

House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes reiterated that “no evidence of collusion” between Donald Trump’s team and Russia has been found ahead of the first public hearing on the matter.

The Republican told Fox News Sunday that the leaking of former Trump aide General Michael Flynn’s name to the media is “the one crime we know that’s been committed.”

Mar 20 07:52

Russia summons Israeli ambassador to explain air raids in Syria

Russia summoned the Israeli ambassador to demand an explanation for Israel’s air raids in Syria last week, Moscow has confirmed, as an Israeli drone was blamed for the targeted killing of a senior pro-Assad fighter in a second reported incident.

The summons, made on Friday, was confirmed by Russia’s foreign ministry which said the Israeli ambassador to Moscow, Gary Koren, had been asked to explain an exchange of fire with Syrian government forces in which anti-aircraft missiles were fired at Israeli jets.

According to Israel’s Channel 2, the Israeli strike hit close to Russian troops.

Mar 20 07:06

Russian ATMs Spit Out Cash After Malware Attack

Russian daily Kommersant reports that the Bank of Russia detected malware that hides inside ATM’s operating memory which "forces" them to dispense cash to anyone who enters certain code on its keyboard.

Mar 20 07:04

Merkel Offers 'Olive Branch' To Russia As "Solution To Many International Conflicts"

"we want to have possibilities for scaling back sanctions when the Minsk accord is implemented, because we want to include Russia as an international actor in the solution of many conflicts."

Mar 19 18:47

Death toll hits 8. Executive director for Russia’s Roscosmos stabbed in prison

The Duran has been keeping tabs on the multiple deaths that have plagued Russian officials and diplomats over this last year. While much can be chalked up to simple chance, conspiracy theorists may see something more to the recent waves of deaths to hit the Kremlin.

Mar 19 07:45

US landing ship with marines enters Black Sea for drills with Romanian navy

“The amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and embarked Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in the Black Sea March 17, to participate in bilateral training exercise Spring Storm 17 with Romania,” the US 6th fleet said in a statement.

Mar 18 10:32

Putin Prepares For Invasion of Europe With Massive Cuts to Military Spending

Russia announces "deepest defense budget cuts since 1990s". Putin must be stopped before it's too late

Mar 18 10:23

BEX ALERT - News outlet rising on the right for Russia coverage

Circa News, a millennial-focused media outlet that launched only eight months ago, has been embraced by Republicans for aggressive reporting on Russian meddling in the 2016 election that runs counter to reporting in more mainstream outlets.

For the past week, Circa has been dropping new exclusives on federal investigations into Russian influence on a near-daily basis. Their reporting has coursed through conservative media, where it has been held up as an example of fair and hard-hitting investigative reporting on an issue that has been a flashpoint of controversy between the White House, Congress and the press.

Circa’s Chief Operating Officer John Solomon and national security reporter Sara Carter have appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” almost every night for the past week, giving the outlet a valuable primetime perch on one of conservative media’s most-watched cable news shows.

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I never even heard of these people!

Mar 18 09:46

Russia urges US comment on reports of fatal Syria mosque strike

The Russian Defense Ministry has urged a comment from the US after photos of a purported US missile fragment found in the rubble of a bombed Syrian mosque emerged online. The Pentagon denies that their forces hit the mosque.
“A photo showing a fragment of an air-to-surface AGM-114 Hellfire missile has emerged. It leaves no chance for the US-led coalition to remain silent as usual and for diplomats to spout anti-Russian rhetoric,” Major-General Igor Konashenkov said Friday.

A general view shows the debris following a reported airstrike on a mosque in the village of Al-Jineh in Aleppo province, March 16, 2017.

The airstrike on a mosque in Syria’s Aleppo province happened overnight into Friday, March 17. At least 40 civilians are feared killed.

“I think we should expect comments from the US partners anytime soon,” Konashenkov noted.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

I am having a palm to forehead moment at warp speed, upon reading this!!

Additionally, there is even further damning evidence of potential US military complicity in this bombing from theintercept.com on the incident:

Pentagon Denies Bombing Syrian Mosque, But Its Own Photo May Prove That It Did

Mar 18 09:04

Moscow and Beijing join forces to bypass US dollar in world money market

Russia’s central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on Thursday, marking a small step forward in forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in the global monetary system. It was part of agreements made between the two neighbours to seek stronger economic ties since the West brought in sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis and the oil-price slump hit the Russian economy.

Mar 18 08:53

Facts Are Irrelevant. The Information War Against Russia Must Continue

Although none of the assertions that Russia has been conducting a cyber war against America can be substantiated, Washington’s anti-Russia propaganda campaign will continue for the foreseeable future

Mar 18 08:50

Moscow and Beijing join forces to bypass US dollar in world money market

Russia’s central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on Thursday, marking a small step forward in forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in the global monetary system.

It was part of agreements made between the two neighbours to seek stronger economic ties since the West brought in sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis and the oil-price slump hit the Russian economy.

The opening of a Beijing representative office by the Central Bank of Russia was a “very timely” move to aid specific cooperation, including bond issuance, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism measures between China and Russia, said Dmitry Skobelkin, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia.

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SOMEONE in the previous administration should have thought that this would be one way that Russia and China would react to the absolutely stupid anti-Russian sanctions for something it absolutely didn't do, which was the "alleged annexation" of Crimea (forgetting that the people of Crimea held two referendums to ask their people if they wanted to leave Ukraine, post-2014 putsch, and join the Russian Federation.)

But then again, I have learned, through many frustrating decades of many US governmental Administrations, that the pathological inability to think a scenario through to its logical conclusion seems to be a very stringent requirement for going to work for it.

Mar 17 17:33

‘Not A Very Smart Thing To Say’: Ron Paul Hits McCain & US Envoy To UN Over Anti-Russian Comments

Former US congressman Dr. Ron Paul took no prisoners in an exclusive interview with RT America, following Senator John McCain’s charge that his son, Senator Rand Paul, was “working for Vladimir Putin” and the US ambassador to the UN saying, “Never trust Russia.”

“We cannot trust Russia. We should never trust Russia,” US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told NBC News on Thursday. It’s a sentiment widely held in Washington, DC, as just a day earlier, Senator McCain (R-Arizona) accused his own colleague Senator Paul (R-Kentucky) of being an agent of the Kremlin, just because he objected to adding Montenegro to NATO.

Mar 17 14:35

US Repeats Its Condemnation Of Russia's Reunification With Crimea

The United States has once again condemned Russia’s reunification with Crimea in 2014, vowing to maintain related sanctions until Moscow returns the strategic Black Sea peninsula to Ukraine.

US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner urged Russia on Thursday to end its “illegal occupation” of Crimea and stop committing human rights violations there.

Mar 17 14:01

The Deep State/Neocons Have Taken Control Of Foreign Policy

Judges rule on Trump's travel ban and they are suspending parts of it. The House and Senate says they have not be supplied with evidence in regards to the wiretaps, Trump says just wait, its going to be big.

Mar 17 12:57

Why I decided to work for Putin and the Russians

Now John McCain says Senator Rand Paul is working for the Russians. Well, that did it. That tipped the scale for me. As my readers know, I have a fierce desire to go along with current trends, and I don’t want to be left behind. Since pretty much everybody in the U.S. is working for Putin, I have to sign up, too. So I put in a few calls, and they took me on board. Hail to Russia! Down with the USA! I’ll surely be able to write press (propaganda) releases for English speakers.

Mar 17 12:55

‘Most Powerful Man In The World’: CNN ‘Blockbuster’ Documentary On Putin

Vladimir Putin is subject to relentless media scrutiny. Most recently CNN showed its special called ‘The Most Powerful Man in the World’.

Mar 17 12:36

Former CIA Director Says No Evidence Of Trump-Kremlin Collusion

A former acting director of the CIA who advised the Hillary Clinton campaign says he has yet to see even a “spark” of evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government during the presidential campaign.

Mar 17 09:36

More than 75% of Russians think Moscow should not fight on to lift sanctions — poll

More than three-quarters of Russians say Moscow should not fight on to end Western sanctions introduced over the Ukrainian crisis, a poll carried out by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center showed on Friday. "Already three-quarters of respondents share the viewpoint that Russia does not need to fight on to cancel the sanctions as they harm both this country and the states that have introduced them," the pollster said. Some 57% of Russians said so in 2015...

Mar 17 09:30

Russian space firm launches production of new spacecraft for lunar missions

March 17. /TASS/. Russia’s Energiya Space Rocket Corporation has launched the production of a new spacecraft called Federatsiya (Federation) and intended for near-Earth flights and lunar missions, Energiya CEO Vladimir Solntsev said on Friday. "It is in the active stage of work. Actually all design documentation has been issued and we are now producing separate assembly units," he said. The first Federatsiya spacecraft is designed for a flight into a low-Earth orbit, he added. The Federatsiya spacecraft will be 80% made of composite materials and the descent vehicle of aluminum. "The question is what the descent vehicle should be made of. Today we are working with aluminum but simultaneously it is important not only to produce the spacecraft but also to make it competitive". The spacecraft Federatsiya designed by the Energiya Space Rocket Corporation is intended for delivering humans and cargoes to the near-Earth orbit and to the Moon. Its crew will comprise up to four members.

Mar 17 09:14

Russian bank tells DOJ mysterious Trump computer connections may have been hacker hoax

A Russian bank has reported to U.S. authorities that mysterious communications resumed recently between one of its computers and an email server tied to President Trump’s business empire, and it has developed evidence the new activity may be the work of a hacker trying to create a political hoax, Circa has learned.

Alfa Bank is asking the U.S. Justice Department for help solving the mystery and pledged its full cooperation.

Mar 17 08:16

Politics in 60 seconds: Ukraine

Mar 17 07:53

Crimea-for-Sanctions Deal 'Off the Table' - Kremlin Spokesman

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that any deal on Crimea in exchange for the cancellation of Western sanctions "is off the table."

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia will not agree to any deal on Crimea in exchange for the cancellation of Western sanctions, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday, ruling out the prospects of a second referendum.

"No, it cannot. This is off the table," Peskov told reporters when asked whether Moscow was ready to either hammer out a deal with the United States or conduct a second referendum on the Black Sea peninsula.

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Some forms of peaceful self-determination are obviously more equal than others, in the eyes of the Orwellian American deep state.

Crimean peaceful self-determination (which is precisely what the people practiced when they voted to leave Ukraine and petition the Russian Federation to join it, and is enshrined in the UN charter), was completely rubbished and ignored by the United States government, because that peaceful self-determination was not to their geopolitical liking.

And interestingly, the sanctions have made Russia more independent and stronger, economically.

Mar 17 07:30

The Central Bank/Deep State Started The Countdown For The Next Big Event

The corporate media still pushing that there is no evidence for Obama's wiretapping. Intel agencies say that Obama went to the British spy agencies to get the information.

Mar 17 07:29

Neocon Senator Considers RT A Foreign Agent

Washington bashes anything connected to Russia, including its media, notably RT for giving viewers real news, information and analysis, polar opposite Western media rubbish.

Neocon Senator Jeanne Shaheen wants RT America investigated for potentially violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act, saying:

"We have good reason to believe that RT News is coordinating with the Russian government to spread misinformation and undermine our democratic process."

"The American public has a right to know if this is the case. RT News has made public statements boasting that it can dodge our laws with shell corporations, and it’s time for the Department of Justice to investigate."

Mar 17 07:22

Ukrainian Soldiers Caught Planting Car Bombs in Donbass.

Guess Who Trained Them?

Mar 17 06:41

Politics in 60 seconds: Ukraine

Mar 16 20:24

Trump’s Quiet Outreach to Russia

By Gilbert Doctorow

Many backers of Donald Trump’s planned foreign policy, which sought détente with Russia, are wringing their hands and shaking their heads over what looks like the policy’s defeat in the face of media and Democratic Party attacks, abetted by maverick Republican senators, in which “Russian contacts” and “Russian meddling” are the code words.

But there may be another way to see the situation. There are indications that Trump may be continuing to advance a more collaborative approach toward Russia through the quiet expansion of military-to-military cooperation, such as the recent meeting in Turkey to coordinate strikes against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.

Mar 16 12:25

Guy Hillary would’ve made FBI director says there’s NO evidence of Trump-Russia collusion

Mike Morell is the dude that Hillary Clinton would have made the director of the FBI if she had won, and he’s casting a lot of doubt on the dossier that supposedly shows the Russians have damaging info on Trump.

He also says there’s no evidence at all of a Trump-Russian collusion.

Mar 16 11:20

The Rothschild Are The Controlling Party, Have They Orchestrated It All?

Nancy Pelosi did not get the answer she wanted when she asked people to respond to Obamacare. Wikileaks confirms Trump might be forced out.

Mar 16 10:32

US Indicts Two Russian FSB Officers In Yahoo Cyberattack

The United States has indicted two Russian intelligence officers over a cyberattack, the first such move against Russian officials by Washington.

The Department of Justice leveled charges against two Russian security services officers and two hackers on Wednesday over a massive breach of Yahoo user accounts.

Mar 16 09:43

Putin's press secretary speaks about Trump and Clinton connections

Mar 16 09:42

In 2017, Vladimir Putin’s Spokesman Warned Us About A Very Dangerous Threat To America!

Mar 16 09:37

Western Ukraine mutinies against Kiev, demands World War 3

In an interview for Svobodnaya Pressa on February 18th, I made the following observation: “The number of potential hot spots in Ukraine is growing. I do not rule out that yesterday’s allies on the Maidan will soon hate each other more than the ‘separatists’ from Donbass. Ukrainian society has been split deeply, and this could lead to a civil war in Central and Western Ukraine.”

However, I was and am skeptical as to the prospects of a new Maidan, since the "opposition" forces in the capital are quite weak while, on the contrary, the government controls Kiev. An alternative to a Maidan (a coup in the capital), I said, could be a civil war in the periphery, or rather several localized points of civil war rather remote from the political center.

Now it seems that this alternative is beginning to be realized.

Mar 16 09:33

The Ukraine Will Cease To Exist in 60 days! - Zakharchenko

Mar 16 09:29

RUSSIA RECRUITING FOR ITS MOON BOUND COSMONAUTS

Roscosmos has certainly come a long way in the past few decades. After facing an uncertain future in the 1990s, the federal space agency has rebounded to become a major player in space and a crucial partner in the International Space Station. And in the coming years, Roscosmos hopes to expand its reach further, with missions planned to the Moon and even Mars.

Towards this end, on Tuesday, March 14th, the agency announced that it is conducting a recruitment drive for new cosmonauts. All are welcome, the agency stressed, to apply to become the next-generation of space explorers (provided they meet the criteria). And if all goes as planned, a few lucky applicants will be the first members of the Russian space program to “fly to the Moon.”

Mar 16 08:58

Russia Frustrated by Lack of ‘Meaningful Communication’ with Trump White House

Conversations between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have not resulted in significant benefits for Moscow, prompting frustration in Russia, according to a spokesman for the Kremlin.

Mar 16 08:22

Hillary’s team met with the Russian Ambassador too and failed to disclose it

A spokesman for Russian President Vladamir Putin told the press Sunday that the same Russian Ambassador that met with Trump Campaign officials before the election is exact same Ambassador who also met with Hillary Clinton’s people leading up to the election.

Mar 16 08:08

Russian humanitarian aid arrives in Yemen

A Russian NGO has delivered lifesaving aid to the desperate population of war-torn Yemen, where over 18 million people now urgently require some form of humanitarian assistance.

The first delivery of humanitarian aid from the Russian Humanitarian Mission, which cares for the needy in conflict zones, began arriving at the Darawan refugee camp, in the western Yemeni province of Amran on Thursday.

Filled with life essential supplies for the internally displaced people who are temporarily residing in the camp, the first batch of aid comprised basic foodstuff, medicines, tents and blankets.

Mar 15 16:22

US-Russia Thaw Depends On Whether Trump Has Guts To Go Against Establishment – Reagan’s Adviser

The Cold War has long been over, but it seems, not for all. The idea of reconciling with Russia has been met by fierce resistance on Capitol Hill.

Mar 15 15:44

Senate Dem Seeks Investigation Of RT For Being Russian-Funded

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D – NH) is pushing a bill that would seek a Justice Department investigation of whether television station RT America is “coordinating with the Russian government,” saying there is reason to believe that there are financial ties between the channel and the Russian government, and that “the American public has a right to know if that is the case.”

Mar 15 14:30

Russia Likely to Dispatch Troops to Southern Syria

Russia is readying to send its Special Forces to Southern Syria to assist the Syrian army in the war against a surge of terrorist groups in the region, a number of Arab media outlets claimed on Wednesday.

Mar 15 11:37

Canadian Newspaper Shields Russia-Hating Foreign Minister From Her Nazi Past

This is a story of the moment when the crimes of the past and the criminal intent today turn out to be the same thing: Russian-hating today is a race crime, just as Jew-hating and Pole-hating were crimes, and still are. No Canadian foreign minister or member of parliament, no Canadian Mountie, no Dudley Do-Right should be culpable of such crimes.

Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Foreign Minister, stands for the same race hatred as her grandfather, Michael Chomiak, stood for. He profited from his crimes by the theft of property belonging to Jews in Cracow and Chelm, the two towns where Chomiak ran newspapers on behalf of Emil Gassner, head of press for the German administration of occupied Poland known as the Generalgouvernement (German) and Generalne Gubernatorstwo (Polish), with headquarters in Cracow.

Mar 15 08:01

RT Plans to Launch French, German-Language Channels - Editor-in-Chief

RT and Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan announced on Wednesday that the RT broadcaster is planning to launch TV channels in French and German version.

Mar 15 07:34

US Says Russia’s Condemnation of Damascus Bomb Attacks Unfair to Suicide Bombers

Russia's Western "colleagues" at the U.N. Security Council make it clear that they have a “different [operating] standard” with regard to Syria which "does not imply an unqualified denunciation of terrorism". Any questions?

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"Our terror is GOOOOOOOD! It's only your terror that is BAAAAAAAD!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 15 07:28

Foreign secret services stepping up efforts to destabilize Russia – top security official

The head of Russia’s top consultative security body has said that foreign secret services have intensified their efforts to destabilize Russia, noting that Ukrainian authorities had openly confessed to planning sabotage operations.

“The destructive activities of foreign special services that set their goal as destabilizing the Russian social and political situation has intensified,” Security Council chair Nikolai Patrushev told participants at a conference of the heads of security agencies of the Southern Federal District.

“Ukrainian authorities openly declare that they are organizing acts of sabotage,” he said.

Mar 15 07:20

Russia: Obama was most evil President

Mar 15 07:03

The Democrats Anti-Russia Campaign Falls Apart

The Democrats failed in their anti-Trump, anti-Russia campaign.

Mar 14 15:11

Kremlin: Fake News Responsible For Anti-Russian Hysteria In U.S.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has issued a scathing attack against the anti-Russian hysteria being perpetuated by the mainstream media in the West, urging Democrats to stop their disinformation campaign.

Mar 14 14:14

Reuters Reports Russia Deploys Special Forces To Libya

By Brandon Turbeville

Emerging reports from Western mainstream outlets are now provoking a flurry of accusations and denials from Western, Russian, and African states regarding the allegation that Russia has deployed Special Forces troops to Western Egypt in support of one of the Libyan factions vying for control of the country.

The initial reports came on March 14 from Reuters, citing diplomatic sources from both the U.S. and Egypt. These alleged officials are claiming that any Russian deployment is likely part of an attempt to support Khalif Haftar, the Libyan militia commander who was dealt a blow by an attack on March 3 by the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) on oil ports that his forces controlled...

Mar 14 12:55

Ukraine Might Arrest Russian Singer For Being a Beardless Lady Who Visited Crimea Once

Meet Russia's "provocative" Eurovision contestant: Yulia Samoylova, a lady with no man parts who visited Crimea once. Moscow has caused shock and outrage across Europe after it announced that an actual lady not named after a sausage who visited Crimea once will represent Russia at the Eurovision song contest to be held in Kiev. Does Putin have no shame? As the Washington Post tells it...

Mar 14 12:48

Pay Attention Europe: Putin Tells Immigrants to Respect Russia's ‘Laws, Traditions and Culture’

During a speech to Russia's Interior Ministry, Russian President Vladimir Putin called on law enforcement to work harder to combat illegal immigration, describing it as an issue that has economic as well as cultural implications. Putin also called on all legal immigrants to respect Russia's "laws, traditions and culture". Russia has a slightly different attitude towards immigrants. Putin famously once said that "Russia doesn't need minorities, minorities need Russia." And while Russia is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious nation, it has a very low tolerance for misbehaving migrants...

Mar 14 12:40

Elon Musk wanted to experiment in Ukraine

Musk has previously promised residents of South Australia,to help the authorities of the state to solve the problem of electricity for 100 days from the date of signing the contract, otherwise he will provide them with free energy storage system using batteries to 100 megawatt-hours, the Guardian wrote earlier. According to the Ukrainian minister, the head of Tesla, such a project can be implemented in Ukraine. Groisman thanked the entrepreneur and expressed his willingness to cooperate. "Thank you, it is a very interesting idea that Ukraine wants to become a testing ground for innovation - Let's talk more about it." - Wrote the Prime Minister on his page on Twitter. In Ukraine, the end of January in Kiev extremists blocked trade with the areas beyond the control of the Junta forces, where the Ukrainian coal plant is stationed. These actions have led to the fact that the government introduced emergency measures in the energy sector with the possibility of rolling blackouts.

Mar 14 12:21

Full-scale war with Russia after seizure of power expected in Kiev

Ukrainian radicals keep blocking offices of the Russian Sberbank in Kiev. Security measures have been reinforced until 17 of March. 1,400 security officers have been dispatched to the city centre. The National Corpse and Right Sector concreted entrances to the Russian banks over, while law-enforcement bodies tolerate this. Nataliya Vitrenko, leader of the Ukrainian Progressive Socialist Party: Struggle against the Russian banks has been orchestrated by radicals. They also ordered to reinforce blockade of all the Russian enterprises all over Ukraine, as well as trade blockade with the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. But first of all, it is killing of the Ukrainian economy. Every day the country loses its GDP and begs the IMF for one billion dollars (while five billions have been already lost just because of this blockade). There are a lot of police men with guns in the city center. They stop cars and check everyone. Tense atmosphere is in the air.

Mar 14 12:17

Ukrainian economy to collapse within a few months

Ukrainian politicians and economists say that because of the so-called "European integration" and the blockade of the Donbass, the barely alive Ukrainian economy will collapse in the coming months. Consequences of the collapse of the Ukrainian economy will affect every single Ukrainian national. "Every Ukrainian citizen will suffer. People will become poorer because there will be no money in the budget. There will be no money for economic development either. We will lose many jobs, and there will be shortage of funds for local financing," Ukrainian MP Sergei Taruta told NewsOne TV channel. "I am against the commodity blockade of the Donbass, because it works for Russia. This is absolutely obvious for a normal person. I do not see any positive effect of the blockade. If you give me one argument in favour of the blockade, I will give you ten negative ones that lead to the catastrophe of Ukraine," the MP said. "What's to be done? As long as we have this power, the war will continue.

Mar 14 11:51

Roscosmos starts recruitment of cosmonauts for future lunar missions

Russia’s space corporation Roscosmos has declared an open contest for admission to a team of aspirants who will take part in the first space missions on board the Federatsiya spacecraft to the Moon, Roscosmos First Deputy CEO Aleksandr Ivanov told a news conference. "The selection begins today and it will last till the end of the year. The results will be summarized at the end of December. A group of six to eight trainees is to be selected," he said. "The purpose is to select the best specialists who already have certain knacks of operating space or air technologies. They will be the first pilots of Russia’s future spacecraft Federatsiya. All will be trained under the International Space Program and will be the first Russians to fly to the Moon". The applicants will have to undergo several selection stages - testing for education and professional aptitude, medical examination, psychological qualities and physical fitness tests.

Mar 14 10:57

US astronaut’s spaceflight to be financed by Russian corporation as debt repayment

U.S. astronaut Joseph M. Acaba will fly to the International Space Stations (ISS) as a third crew member of the Soyuz MS-06 spaceship. His flight will be financed by Russia’s Rocket and Space Corporation Energia as debt repayment to US’ Boeing under the joint project Sea Launch, a source in the Russian space industry told TASS on Monday. "Joseph Acaba has been appointed as a member of the main crew of the Soyuz MS-06 spaceship due to be launched to the International Space Station on September 13. Shannon Walker has been appointed as a member of backup crew. Most likely, she will be subsequently chosen as a main crew member of the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft due to fly to the ISS in March 2018," the source said. A spokesman for the cosmonaut training center told TASS on Monday the two U.S. astronauts are to begin pre-flight training but did not specify which crews they have been appointed to.

Mar 14 10:46

Kremlin has no information on alleged Russian forces’ deployment in Egypt

The Kremlin has no information on the alleged deployment of Russian forces and unmanned aerial vehicles in Egypt near the border with Libya, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. "We do not have such information," the Kremlin spokesman said, commenting on a Reuters report. The news agency Reuters reported earlier, citing diplomatic sources that Russia appeared to have deployed a 22-member special forces unit to an airbase at Sidi Barrani in western Egypt near the border with Libya. The agency’s sources also claimed that Russia had used another Egyptian base farther east in Marsa Matrouh in early February. Russia’s Defense Ministry has rejected this information as untrue.

Mar 14 10:42

Lavrov says he has heard nothing about presence of Russian troops in Egyp

"I did see reports by some foreign agencies to the effect a couple of dozen military specialists were seen in Egyptian territory and that some drones were seen there, too," he told a news conference, when asked about rumored presence of Russian military in Libya. "I have not heard about that from any other sources. In any case, if the rumors concern the military, then go and ask the military. I can only say that I am responsible for diplomats, but there have no diplomats in Libya for a long time. They are forced to remain in Tunisia and address the Libyan affairs from there. In a situation like this the attempts to present the situation in Libya as settled and not requiring the need for a national dialog among all key actors are regrettable," he stated. Earlier, Reuters quoted diplomatic sources as saying Russia had dispatched a group of 22 commandoes to the air base in Sidi Barrani, near the border with Libya.

Mar 14 10:36

Putin instructs to sign deal on integrating South Ossetia forces into Russian army

The president’s instruction was posted on the government’s legal information web portal on Tuesday. Putin also instructed the Russian Defense Ministry to hold negotiations with the South Ossetian side and sign this agreement on Moscow’s behalf. Under the agreement, the integration of separate units into the Russian Armed Forces implies recruiting citizens for military service in the Russian Armed Forces and sending them to the Russian military base in a voluntary procedure for active duty. Upon concluding such a contract, a citizen must be discharged from military service in the South Ossetian Armed Forces and his further active duty will be regulated by the Russian legislation. The agreement on integrating some units of the South Ossetian Defense Ministry into the Russian Armed Forces is an additional document under the Treaty on Allied Relations and Integration signed by the presidents of both countries on March 18, 2015.

Mar 14 09:13

SOROS FUNDED THINK-TANK: RUSSIA AND SYRIA TO SEND RAPEY MIGRANTS INTO GERMANY TO INFLUENCE ELECTION!?

Yes - that's it; Russians are hacking Muslims now, with Syria's assistance - and they'll send an army of rapey migrants into Germany to influence their election by sexually assaulting the populace into voting Merkel out. After all, she does love her North African migrants, and Germans certainly don't like being raped. Coincidentally, a good friend of mine from Hamburg said his city has been destroyed.

Let me get this straight - Angela "Don't touch me!" Merkel wants to keep Germany's borders open, making it really easy for women and children men of fighting age to slip into the country and drive trucks through Christmas holiday crowds, or axe a few people on a train, or engage in mass sexual assaults at public pools - or during New Years Eve celebrations, or make neighborhoods so unsafe for non-Muslims they're considered "no-go" zones. Are you noticing a trend?

Mar 14 09:00

Why Trump’s Syria ‘Surge’ Will Fail

Last week President Trump significantly escalated the US military presence in Syria, sending some 400 Marines to the ISIS-controlled Raqqa, and several dozen Army Rangers to the contested area around Manbij. According to press reports he will also station some 2,500 more US troops in Kuwait to be used as he wishes in Iraq and Syria.

Not only is it illegal under international law to send troops into another country without permission, it is also against US law for President Trump to take the country to war without a declaration. But not only is Trump’s first big war illegal: it is doomed to failure because it makes no sense.

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This is an illegal and immoral war against Syria, under the pretext of allegedly "fighting ISIS."

I am deeply appalled about the utterly lousy quality of advice and information President Trump is getting, and he is making some really morally, and geopolitically, bad decisions because of this.

And what happens when the US military finds itself engaging with Russia in Syria?!? How is that supposed to play out, please

Mar 14 08:32

Pro-EU Politicians Realize How Harmful Anti-Russia Agenda is to Their Interests

The European Union has extended for another six months its sanctions against Russian individuals and organizations over their alleged role in the Ukrainian crisis. Political analyst Yuri Mukhin told Sputnik that the EU has dug in its heels on anti-Russian sanctions and is simply unable to change its tack.

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Mar 14 08:10

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, March 10, 2017

Question: It was recently announced that the United States is about to deploy Marine Corps artillery in Syria, which is a clear departure from the previous administration's vow that there will be no boots on the ground. How will Moscow react to this?

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