Mar 07 12:59

Putin Says "US Political System Eating Itself Up", Explains Preparation For Nuclear War

Putin then changed the topic, and vented his frustration with the U.S. political system saying "it has demonstrated its inefficiency and has been eating itself up."

"It's quite difficult to interact with such a system, because it's unpredictable," Putin said.

Russian hopes for a detente and better ties with Washington have been dashed by the ongoing congressional and FBI investigations into allegations of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia. Speaking about the bitter tensions in Russia-West relations, Putin said they have been rooted in Western efforts to contain and weaken Russia.

"We are a great power, and no one likes competition," he said.

Turning his attention to a particularly sensitive topic, Putin said he was dismayed by what he described as the U.S. role in the ouster of Ukraine's Russia-friendly president in February 2014 amid massive protests.

Mar 07 10:07

‘Why would we want a world without Russia?’ Putin says Moscow won’t start nuclear holocaust

Vladimir Putin has reiterated that Russia will not strike first with nuclear weapons. Moscow’s nuclear arsenal is not meant to be used, because the alternative is a global disaster that would destroy Russia too.

“A decision on the use of nuclear weapons may only be taken if our ballistic missile attack warning system not only detects a launch, but also predicts that the warheads would hit Russian territory. This is called a retaliation strike,” he said in an interview. “If somebody decides to destroy Russia, we are justified in such a response.”

Mar 07 09:25

BEX ALERT - What Putin Would Nuke

A hypothetical first strike scenario on the United States showcases Russia’s current and future nuclear arsenal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "Be afraid of Russia! Be afraid of Russia!" propaganda from Popular Mechanics.

Mar 07 09:16

Putin's Hypersonic Rocket Revealed To Be A Modified Iskander Ballistic Missile

Last Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin used his state-of-the-nation speech to showcase six superweapons that would supposedly revolutionize the game of geopolitics for Russia, and give his country a significant military advantage over the United States. In particular, Putin revealed that Russia possesses hypersonic technologies that can render NATO’s U.S.-led missile defense system completely “useless.”

From a national security perspective, Putin’s claims of hypersonic weapons should not be underestimated but should be analyzed in an attempt to parse fact from fiction.

The team of analysts at The Drive precisely did that, and made several conclusions: In particular, one of the weapons Putin mentioned in his speech was an air-launched hypersonic anti-ship missile launched from a Mikoyan MiG-31 Foxhound. Upon closer examination, the Drive team found the hypersonic weapon closely resembles the Iskander short-range ballistic missile.

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This is all based on the assumption that the computer animated video of the new weapons is accurate, and having worked on similar military animations while at Abel's, I can tell you that changes are made to the models to conceal important details.

Remember when the existence of the F-117 stealth fighter was first revealed? Aurora came out with a plastic model kit of the jet, and everyone thought that was what the plane looked like. In Tom Clancy's "Red Storm Rising", his description of the stealth jets initiating the first attack on Russia match the Aurora model. Then the real plane was revealed and of course was totally different. I can imagine a lot of foreign governments wasted a huge amount of time trying to reverse-engineer the stealth from that first Aurora model kit!

Mar 07 09:11

Russia's New Nukes Check-Mate a War-Happy US, Make the World Safer

Now that its aircraft carrier fleet, global ABM systems, and NATO has been rendered useless, the US can get on with dismantling its entire bloated, over-stretched, global network of military bases.

Mar 07 09:10

Ukraine Is Freezing Its Butt off After Stockholm Court Made Gazprom Very, Very Angry

Last week, Russia's state-run gas giant and quasi-monopolist when it comes to European natiral gas supplies, Gazprom, announced it would not restart shipments of natural gas to Ukraine's Naftogaz starting March 1 after the two sides failed to reach an agreement, Gazprom deputy chairman, Alexander Medvedev, told journalists.

Mar 07 09:02

The day the BBC decided Putin murdered his mate

Crying at the funeral of a friend is a sign you murdered them, according to a top journalist at the BBC. Well, only if you’re Russian, and your name is Vladimir Putin.

Shedding tears at the last goodbye, embracing said friend’s widow and showing emotion was a giveaway that there was blood on the Russian president’s hands, apparently.

An eagle-eyed reporter turned body language expert, psychologist and well, mind reader, has treated us all to his ramblings and taken us on his giant leap from tears for a loved one to 'mystery solved' in an article titled “The day Putin cried.”

The claims would be offensive and outlandish if they weren’t so utterly laughable. They were also made under the guise of serious reporting. The Russian elections are looming and the introduction pays tribute to that fact. That single, lone, fact. And then the article takes a bizarre twist – hopping back in time to February 24, 2000, and the funeral of Anatoly Sobchak.

Mar 07 08:58

Turkey will buy S-400 from Russia despite threats from USA

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that he would not refuse from the purchase of S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems from the Russian Federation despite possible sanctions from the United States.

Mar 07 08:50

Russian spy poisoning is Putin’s ‘declaration of WAR’: UK is now in ‘entirely new game’

RUSSIA has “broken all the rules” and taken assassinations to “a whole new level” following the apparent hit on Sergei Skripal, an expert claimed on BBC Newsnight yesterday as he called the attack on the spy “an act of war”.

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Oh yes, I can see the people of Britain ready to risk nuclear war with Russia over one former Russian spy.

Mar 07 08:28

US Threatens Russia With Guerilla War in Syria – Analyst

The Trump administration is seeking to continue arming and training Syrian opposition forces through 2019, although Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) has been nearly entirely defeated in Syria. According to Russian analysts, the US-backed proxies could be used by the US against Damascus and Moscow.

The US is ready to provide military aid to any force fighting the legitimate Syrian government, Ivan Konovalov, director of the Moscow-based Center for Strategic Studies, says, commenting on the Trump administration's proposal to allocate $300 million "to train, equip, sustain, and enable elements of the Vetted Syrian Opposition (VSO) eligible for support under current law " in Syria in FY2019.

Mar 07 08:10

New arms race started by US pulling out of missile treaty – Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied accusations he revived an arms race by unveiling Russia’s new nuclear deterrent. That was done by US President George W. Bush killing a 30-year-old missile treaty in 2002, he told NBC.

In an interview with NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today” on Thursday, the Russian leader brushed off claims in the Western media that by introducing new nuclear-powered missiles, including the hypersonic Sarmat, he has signaled a new arms race. The alarmist rhetoric that fills Western news outlets is just another form of propaganda, Putin said.

Mar 07 08:10

‘US eyes encircling Russia with 400 anti-ballistic missiles’ – Russian deputy defense minister

While the West blames Moscow for a new arms race, the US is creeping to Russia’s borders. A Russian defense official said some 400 anti-ballistic missiles will pop up on the country’s doorstep as part of the US military buildup.

“A large-scale effort is ongoing to encircle Russia with an anti-missile shield. Anti-missile defense sites have been already seat up on US soil in California and Alaska,” Alexander Fomin, Russia’s deputy defense minister, said on Friday in an interview with the Russia 24 TV channel. Washington has in fact long been expanding its anti-missile shield into Europe. In 2016, a $800 million ballistic defense site went into operation in Romania.

Mar 07 06:28

US-Backed False Flag Snipers Murdered 100s of Protesters in 2014 Kiev Riots

This has been public knowledge for about three years and widely discussed and proven in the alternative media, but for some reason Russian state television has chosen to start talking it up now.

Partly it is because of a ratcheting up of tensions in Ukraine which look like they could break into a hot war, and Moscow's desire to deflect this possibility as much as possible.

This video is a hard-hitting recap of the known facts, with the latest revelations, from Russia's #1 anchor, Dmitry Kiselyov.

Trnscript below>>>

Mar 06 14:08

Congress Claims Russia Behind Anti-Fracking Sentiment

U.S. Congress has issued its own report blaming the Russians for yet another destabilizing movement in the U.S. – opposition to fracking and pipeline projects. That’s right, if you think fracking is toxic and dangerous, you have fallen prey to Russian propaganda...

Mar 06 12:31


A major technology transfer component of the Russian reset overseen by Hillary Clinton substantially enhanced the Russian military’s technological capabilities, according to both the FBI and the U.S. Army.

Russian government officials and American corporations participated in the technology transfer project overseen by Hillary Clinton’s State
Department that funnelled tens of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.

A Putin-connected Russian government fund transferred $35 million to a small company with Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta on its executive board, which included senior Russian officials.

John Podesta failed to reveal, as required by law on his federal financial disclosures, his membership on the board of this offshore company.

Podesta also headed up a think tank which wrote favorably about the Russian reset while apparently receiving millions from Kremlin-linked Russian oligarchs via an offshore LLC.

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Is this how Putin got his new weapons built so fast?

Mar 06 12:07

In Syria, the Real Siege Is by Terrorists Supported by Western Powers

In more than seven years of war in Syria, we have seen many times how Western governments and news media shamelessly invert reality.

The same was seen this week over the grim fighting around Eastern Ghouta, the suburb near the capital, Damascus, where 400,000 people are said to be trapped.

But who is trapping who?

US and European media breathlessly claim that Eastern Ghouta is under siege from Syrian “regime forces” allied with Russia. This description is posing things upside down.

The district was taken over nearly six years ago by foreign-backed extremists, like Jaysh al Islam, Ahrar al Sham, and Al Nusra Front. The latter is an internationally outlawed terror group, but they all share the same murderous ideology, as well as the same Western covert sponsors in the American CIA, British MI6, French DGSE, and lavish Gulf Arab funding. It is these illegally armed insurgents who are holding the civilian population under siege in a reign of terror.

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More insanity, courtesy of the Western elements which want regime change in Damascus, and their pet presstitutes and whorespondents.

In a mid-term election year, President Trump appears to be betting on being able to lie the American people into war yet one more time in Syria; in the most peaceful, and Constitutional way possible, this cannot, and should not, be allowed to happen. Mr. President, ordering more military action in Syria would be taking this country down a very dark, and dangerous, path.

Our Constitution applies to all who serve in National government, even the President; and the Constitution clearly states that it is only Congress which can declare war, President Trump; not the President.

This will most likely, ultimately, mean war with Russia, and this may well be a catastrophe for the US military; they don't have the troop strength; the money; the weaponry; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional conflict with Russia in Syria.

And to the DNC, if you collectively happen to have two brain cells to rub together, for the 2020 Presidential election, you should be looking at grooming Tulsi Gabbard, the House Representative from Hawaii.

She is a multiple threat; a very bright minority (Samoan American); a Veteran; and an advocate of peace. She is also not Clinton-tainted, which will be an exceptionally valuable asset for any candidate you choose to run.

I would almost be willing to bet that in 2020, the American people will be willing to support a pro-peace candidate, seeing how all the wars this country has been fighting over nearly two decades, have devastated it, in so many ways.

Mar 06 11:31

White House Considers Military Action Against Syria

The White House is said to be considering a new round of military action against the Syrian government sometime soon, with recent media reports of chlorine gas exposure in Eastern Ghouta serving as a pretext for the attacks.

President Trump has requested the Pentagon to provide him various options for such a military attack, nominally to “punish the Assad government” over the unproven allegations of chlorine gas attacks.

That would be the second time in less than a year this has happened, as in April, 2017 the US fired a flurry of 59 Tomahawk missiles at Syria’s Shayrat air base, which at the time they said was over claims of chlorine gas attacks as well.

There was never any concrete proof of the allegations which served as a basis for the April attacks, which means that while there’s no solid evidence for these new allegations, that is unlikely to be an obstacle to a new US attack.

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None of these alleged attacks have been proven to be caused by the Syrian military.

So let's ask a logical question, shall we; why would Bashar Al Assad order the gassing and killing his own people, when his military, with Russian assistance, nearly gotten rid of all the jihadists?!?

The short answer is, he wouldn't.

The Russian government, for several weeks, has made statements to the effect that it is the rebels using deadly gas, then doing videos of the results, so of course, the US is blaming Russia for these attacks happening, particularly the attack Eastern Ghouta last month:

US blames Russia for Syria chemical weapons attacks

But the question has to be asked also; how long is Russia going to put up with more American intervention in Syria before Putin believes he has to retaliate to stop it?!?

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet a against US/Russian confrontation in Syria, and unfortunately, President Trump will be precisely setting the stage for such a confrontation to happen, if he orders military action against Syria.

The timing is anyone's guess, but my sense is, relatively soon; perhaps within the next month.

And to the President and his Minions; the American people have had enough of being lied into war, thank you very much, and will not take kindly to it being tried again to enhance the US military presence in Syria.

Mar 06 11:10

Erdogan calls for mobilization of army reserves in Syria

In his recent speeches at Justice and Development Party (AKP) meetings, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to be more chauvinistic than ever with frequent impassioned references to war sagas. With the battles at Afrin, the dose of his nationalistic and martyrdom utterances has increased, so much so that on Feb. 24 at a party meeting in Kahramanmaras he called on Turkish men who have already served in the army to be ready to go to Syria.

Addressing his supporters who were chanting, “Our leader, take us to Afrin,” Erdogan said, “Don’t worry. Once we decide to go we will not leave you behind, but take you with us. Now we are dispatching our trained cadres. Those who received mobilization orders should get ready. But at this moment we don’t need them. The minute we decide we will hit the road.”

Turkish males are subject to conscription when they reach the age of 20, and they are required to mobilize until the age of 41.

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IT looks as though the Turkish government is preparing for more than just a little "cross-border" jousting with the jihadists; if Edrogan has called up Turkish reserves, he is planning on something far more ambitious than originally thought.

Mar 06 10:51

Translating Putin's Message To The 'Drooling Idiocracy'

Today’s lead story, Russian Threat on Two Fronts Meets Strategic Void in the U.S., aims to keep ramping up twin hysterias over a new missile gap and fear of Russian “meddling” in the 2018 midterm elections.

The Times’s world-view begins to look like the script of a Batman sequel with Vlad Putin cast in The Joker role of the cackling psychopath who must be stopped at all costs! America’s generals have switched on the Batman signal beacon, but Donald Trump in the role of the Caped Crusader, merely dithers and broods in the splendid isolation of his 1600 Penn Avenue Bat Cave, suffering yet another of his endless bipolar identity crises. For God’s sake, The Times, shrieks, do something! The Russians are coming! (Gotham City’s Chief of Police Hillary said exactly that last week in a Tweet!)

Mar 06 10:50

Can Russia & China Rescue Venezuela?

From the majority of headlines on Venezuela, one would be left with the very strong impression that the country is already dead and it just doesn’t know it. Yet there is at least one other country that has an interest in not letting this happen. That’s China, of course, and if we add Russia to the ally list, things start to look a bit differently.

Both China and Russia have extended massive credits to Caracas. Letting the country “die” is not an option that either Beijing or Moscow would gladly accept. This means that they would more likely than not step in to help keep it on its feet in case of harsher sanctions.

So, it may be a little early to talk about death knells and last nails in the coffin of the Venezuelan economy. Chances are that Washington is aware of the role that China and Russia could play there. Otherwise they would have already gone ahead with the broad oil sanctions, despite potential headaches for U.S. refineries.

Mar 06 10:16

Russian military plane crashes in Syria killing 26 passengers and six crew members

A Russian military plane has crashed in Syria killing 26 passengers and six crew members.

The transport plane came down 1,600ft from the runway at the Khmeimim air base, near the Syrian city of Latakia, the Russian Defence Ministry said.

Initial indications that a technical fault caused the crash and that it had not come under fire.

Mar 06 09:57

The New Blacklist

The crazy inverse logic of the new national blacklist was on full display after special prosecutor Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian "troll farm" operatives in February. In the wake of this foreign meddling charge, CNN reporter Drew Griffin banged on the door of an elderly female Trump supporter named Florine Goldfarb and accused her of being a Russia-collaborator.

Goldfarb had attended a pro-Trump rally allegedly promoted on Facebook by Russian trolls. There were no Russians at the rally. The group didn't meet to discuss the subjugation of Abkhazia. They were plain, ordinary, Floridian Trump supporters – idiots, maybe, but not traitors.

Not according to CNN.

Mar 06 09:23

Vladimir Putin: Russia's weapons exports get a boost after being demonstrated in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Russia's military exports are booming in part because Syria's civil war has helped advertise the effectiveness of those weapons to the world.

"Russia will be actively developing military-technical cooperation with all interested countries, including in most high-tech segments — on those armaments for aviation, air defense, land troops and the navy that have demonstrated their utmost efficiency during the Syrian operation,” Putin said Monday according to TASS, a state-run media outlet.

Mar 06 09:03

Russia Blamed For Anti-GMO Campaign and Pushing American Gun Rights

By Aaron Kesel

After a myriad of talks blaming Russia for hacking the election without any proof that has since switched into influencing the election through social media, MSM has gone off the deep end blaming Russia for an anti-GMO campaign influencing Americans’ opinions according to Iowa State University research, Desmoines Register reported.

Russia is funding articles shared online which question the safety of GMOs in an effort to hurt U.S. agriculture interests and bolster its position as the “ecologically clean alternative” to genetically engineered food, Shawn Dorius, an ISU assistant sociology professor, claims...

Mar 06 08:56

Putin Made His Speech, Now Watch the US Bankrupt Itself in Response

Be afraid. Be very afraid of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest boast to his Federal Assembly that Russian scientists have come up “a breakthrough in developing new models of strategic weapons” aimed at the United States.

Don’t be afraid that he has any intention of using them. Don’t even be afraid that most of the weapons he demonstrated through animated simulations are operational.

Be afraid, rather, that armchair Cold Warriors in the United States will shamelessly exploit Putin’s speech to justify billions—no, trillions—of dollars in needless spending on a pointless nuclear arms race.

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The former Soviet Union bankrupted itself militarily in response to Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), which plunged the US heavily into debt while producing little of any real military value.

If Putin is bluffing, then he is replaying Reagan's strategy back at us and counting on the greed of the military industrial complex to make it work.

Mar 06 08:52

Enormous Crowd Packs Moscow Stadium to Sing Russian Anthem With Vladimir Putin - Western Media Heads Explode

The western media insists the 130,000-strong crowd was there against their will

Mar 06 08:48

'Wake up' Threatening Russia has 'hostile intent' towards Britain, warns Defence Secretary

Gavin Williamson called for the UK to "wake up" to the threat posed by Russia and said the country needed to "match what Putin is doing with Russian forces".

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You know, like that shipment of gas those eeeeeeeeeeeevl Russians sent to Britain to get them through the hard winter.

Mar 06 08:45


If there is a European election, and the anti-establishment parties score a stunning victory (as just happened in Italy, and a few months prior, in Austria), who’re you gonna blame? Vladimir Putin (of course)!

That’s what Samantha Power, one of the top diplomats in the Obama administration, did when she shared an article by Spain’s El Pais newspaper about how Russia predetermined the outcome of Sunday’s election by spinning an immigration discourse in Italy: “Italy’s joins long list of elections influenced by Russia.

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I am amazed that Samantha Power can keep a straight face when she says things like this!

Mar 05 12:43

Former Russian spy critically ill in Britain after exposure to unidentified substance: source

Former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal, who was convicted in 2006 of spying for Britain, was critically ill on Monday after exposure to unidentified substance in Britain, a source close to the investigation told Reuters.

Skripal, once a colonel in Russia’s GRU military intelligence, was convicted in Russian of betraying agents to British intelligence before he was later swapped as part of a Cold War style spy swap in Vienna in 2010.

Mar 05 10:00

Illegal US Sanctions Extended on Russia and Venezuela

Citing the 1976 National Emergencies Act, Trump on Friday extended illegal US sanctions on Russia for another year.

In a letter to Congress, the White House cited conditions in Ukraine, calling the situation “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States” – failing to explain US responsibility for what’s going on, complicit with Kiev putschists it installed.

Trump’s action followed US approval of Javelin anti-tank missiles and launchers to Ukraine, pending rubber-stamp congressional approval.

Supplying its regime with heavy weapons is all about continuing war on Donbass indefinitely, a US scheme to destabilize southeastern Ukraine near Russia’s border – along with blaming Putin for US imperial lawlessness.

Mar 05 09:13

Missile-gate: U.S. Intel Misses Russia’s Big Advances in Nuclear Parity

But as is the case with many of Vladimir Putin’s major presentations, the speech yesterday was addressed to a far broader audience than the Russian electorate. Many of the estimated 700 journalists invited to attend were foreign correspondents. Indeed, one might reasonably argue that the speech was directed abroad, precisely to the United States.

The final third of the address, devoted to defense and presenting for the first time several major new and technically unparalleled offensive nuclear weapons systems, established Russia’s claim to full nuclear parity with the United States, overturning the country’s withdrawal from superpower status dating from the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992. Some Russian commentators, in a burst of national pride, claimed that the power of the Soviet Union had now been restored and the wrongs of the 1990s were finally undone.

Mar 05 08:31

The Grammar of Russiagate

Consider what I call the insidious article, the. In the public prints and official pronouncements, it’s not enough to say Russians tried to muck around in the American election. It’s almost always the Russians. This is a subtle way to convey the idea that Vladimir Putin and his intel agencies were responsible. If a second-tier Russian oligarch who wishes to help Putin hires, on his own initiative, “a bunch of subliterate-in-English trolls,” in Masha Gessen’s words, and pays them the minimum wage to (again Gessen) “post[] mostly static and sort of absurd advertising,” that is treated as the equivalent of Putin’s executing a plan to destroy the American political system.

There’s a big difference between Russians and the Russians, even if the grammar seems inconsequential.

Mar 05 08:28

The New Cold War Is Here – and it could turn hot at any moment

If President Trump is “Putin’s puppet,” as the loonies of #TheResistance claim, then why is the Russian leader making speeches threatening to destroy the United States with “invincible” nuclear weapons – and illustrating his threat with a video rendition of a Russia ICBM circling the globe and hitting Florida? Although the Russians deny it, it looks to me like that missile is headed straight for Mar-a-Lago.

Putin’s recent speech was over two hours long: the first half was taken up with Putin’s take on every single aspect of life in Russia, from the state of the airports to the housing market to healthcare, illustrating the fact that there is hardly any aspect of human existence that is not touched by the Russian state. It’s a textbook illustration of what we used to call Oriental despotism: constantly exhorting his subjects to do better, Putin has an opinion on every conceivable issue, and then some.

Mar 05 08:26

‘Malevolent’ Moscow targets UK energy infrastructure… with tanker of gas to help beleaguered Brits

Weeks after Britain’s defense secretary accused Russia of planning attacks on power stations that could murder “thousands,” Moscow has made its move – by sending gas to help out after the UK’s supplies were hit by cold weather.

There’s blanket coverage in the British media about how Russia is helping out amid a possible gas shortage as a result of the cold snap. No, actually there isn’t, there is hardly any mention of it at all.

There was extensive media coverage when Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson unleashed his scare story about Russian spies eyeing up attacks on Britain’s power infrastructure, warning that Moscow was planning ways to murder “thousands and thousands and thousands” of people. Not much of the analysis seemed to consider that perhaps the warning was overwrought.

Mar 05 08:12

Swiss Paper Blows the Lid Off Alleged Ukraine's Secret NATO-Backed Base

The Swiss newspaper Le Temps has reported about scores of US and Canadian instructors training Ukrainian servicemen at the former Soviet firing range Yavorov in western Ukraine.

The newspaper described a 26 kilometer (16 mile)-long and 19 kilometer (11,8 mile)-wide firing range as one of the most secret places in Ukraine, where the country's soldiers have been trained by foreign instructors since 2015.

The main goal of training is to significantly improve the qualification of Ukrainian army personnel, which will allow them to adapt more quickly to NATO standards and learn how to fight better, according to Le Temps.

Mar 05 08:08

Warm Feelings: Russian LNG Gas Reportedly Heads to UK Amid Record Cold Snap

When cold weather strikes, Europe seems to come to an understanding that Russian energy deliveries to the continent carry a purely economic significance, not a political one.

Deliveries of Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Yamal in Siberia are set to arrive in the UK this week as the island nation struggles to dig out from Storm Emma, the Financial Times reported.

The LNG will be delivered to the UK by Royal Dutch Shell, two sources familiar with the shipment have said. The gas will be picked up this weekend, and delivered to an LNG terminal in Milford Haven, Wales, where it will be regasified and pumped into the UK network by March 6.

Mar 04 08:22


In the summer of 1978 I visited the Soviet Union. I visited the city of Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad), the scene of the fiercest battle against the nazis during WW2.

We were taken to a hill where thousands of soldiers and civilians lie buried. At the top of the hill stood the most magnificent statue I ever saw in my life.

Mar 04 08:14

Ukraine Freezes After Russia Halts Gas Deliveries

Last week, Russia's state-run gas giant and quasi-monopolist when it comes to European natgas supplies, Gazprom, announced it would not restart shipments of natural gas to Ukraine's Naftogaz starting March 1 after the two sides failed to reach an agreement, Gazprom deputy chairman, Alexander Medvedev, told journalists.

Russian gas deliveries to Ukraine were supposed to restart on Thursday following a foreign court ruling aimed at ending years of disputes between Kiev and Moscow, including two halts to Russian gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine. But Gazprom unexpectedly refused to resume deliveries, returning the prepayment for supplies made by Kiev, claiming amendments to a contract had not been completed.

Mar 04 08:10

Putin's Ultimatum Is The Next Stage Of The War

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s State of the Union address may be the most important speech since his address to the U.N. in September 2015 on the eve of Russia’s intervening in the War on Syria.

Putin’s sober analysis and admission of demographic constraints on the Russian economy’s growth was welcome. It highlights the real challenges for Russia over the next fifteen years. The shift for those of us analyzing the Russian economy is to look at it purely in terms of per capita growth, not absolute growth.

But, that admission of Putin’s highlights the backdrop of his publicly outing Russia’s new and formidable weapons technology.

That he did this during the height of his re-election campaign should bring a smile to the cynic’s face. Well played, sir.

Mar 04 07:37

‘Do you want war with Russia?’: Backlash at German newspaper over ‘NATO’s Eastern Front’ piece

An article mentioning “NATO’s Eastern Front” in a headline got Germany’s Die Welt newspaper in hot water, with furious readers accusing it of warmongering. The term Eastern Front is associated with the 1941 Nazi invasion of USSR.

Entitled ‘The Bundeswehr lacks winter clothing for NATO’s Eastern Front’, the article was first published by the German dpa news agency and then reprinted by other German media outlets, including Die Welt, which eventually bore the brunt of the headline wording. The piece tells of shortages of winter uniforms and basic equipment required by Germany’s military to lead the bloc’s rapid deployment force known as the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF).

Mar 04 07:36

Endgame Russia: NATO Sprawl Invades Eastern Europe, No More Illusions

In the past, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) justified its militarization of large swaths of Eastern Europe by pointing to the omnipresent threat of terrorism, or some 'rogue' foreign state, inherently understood to be Iran.

Today the mask has slipped and it is no longer denied that NATO's primary target is Russia.

Mar 04 07:28

MAJOR: Gazprom Begins Termination Of Contracts With Ukraine’s Naftogaz

Two arbitration disputes between Gazprom and Naftogaz lasted for more than three years in the Stockholm Arbitration: the court for gas debts – from June 2014 to December 2017, and under the contract for transit – from October 2014 to February 2018.

Mar 04 07:25

Clubs, stones & Molotovs: 13 officers injured in clashes with protesters in Kiev

Over a dozen police officers suffered fractured noses, jaws and collarbones in a massive brawl that broke out after protestors armed with wooden clubs, stones and Molotov cocktails tried to break into the Ukrainian Parliament.

The eruption of violence between the law enforcers and the protesters, who set up camp outside the Verkhovna Rada demanding resignation of Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, occurred early on Tuesday. The crowd initially called for an audience with Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy, but when their demands were not met they attempted to storm the Rada building.

Mar 03 08:42

Vladimir Putin saved KGB offices from East German looters

The programme is likely to boost the Russian prime minister's cult of personality as it casts him as a die-hard Soviet patriot who defied a crowd of rioting East Germans.

Mr Putin was serving as a KGB major in Dresden in 1989 when the wall fell and, according to his and other accounts, brandished a pistol to ward off the angry crowd from ransacking the spy agency's offices and purloining its files.

Russian state TV has in the past given the episode the hero treatment, while his supporters have cast the incident as "a forgotten feat" that shows why Mr Putin had the mettle to later become first president and then prime minister. The episode now looks set to bolster his carefully crafted image as a strongman who loves his country and is ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for it.

Mr Putin will be shown discussing the incident in a documentary called The Wall to be broadcast on state-controlled TV next month.

Mar 03 08:11

Case Closed - US-Backed False Flag Snipers Murdered 100s of Protesters in 2014 Kiev Riots

This has been public knowledge for about three years and widely discussed and proven in the alternative media, but for some reason Russian state television has chosen to start talking it up now.

Partly it is because of a ratcheting up of tensions in Ukraine which look like they could break into a hot war, and Moscow's desire to deflect this possibility as much as possible.

Mar 03 07:51

Russia ‘threatens our ability to dominate’ – US general to Congress

The US is seeking to contain Iran’s rising influence in the Middle East and fend off challenges to Washington’s hegemony posed by Russia and China, the top general commanding US forces in the region told Congress.

Mar 02 12:05

West, silent on Damascus shelling, threatens Ghouta action

France has joined the US and Britain in threatening Damascus with possible airstrikes in the event of further chemical weapons use in Syria.

Their threats on Friday came as terrorist groups continued shelling a safe corridor declared by the Syrian government for civilians to leave Eastern Ghouta.

Takfiri terrorists have turned the enclave on the suburbs of Damascus to a launch pad for mortar attacks on the Syrian capital.

The Syrian army is currently in the midst of an operation to drive the terrorists out of Eastern Ghouta, but it is facing a hostile West threatening attacks on Syrian troops which it accuses of targeting civilians.

Western leaders were quick to point the finger at the Syrian government after reports of chlorine release in Eastern Ghouta last week.

For years, foreign-backed militants have appeared to release chemical substances in the areas close to the site of government airstrikes and capture the aftermath on videos.

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The logical question which one has to ask here, is why al-Assad be gassing and poisoning his own people, when his and Russia's forces are so close to a military victory against the jihadists?!?

And here's a companion piece from the English language version of

US will turn Ghouta into a Terrorist Stronghold - Syrian General.

The US cannot do this from the air, because of Russian air defense, but is doing it on the ground, where terrorist jihadists are laying seige to small cities, and using hostages as human shields.

Mar 02 12:02

Trump extends Russia sanctions for another year – White House

President Donald Trump has extended the sanctions against Russia and Russian individuals by another year. The sanctions were imposed by former President Barack Obama in March 2014 in response to the political crisis in Ukraine.

The US has been gradually expanding the list of people and entities under its Russia sanctions over the years. The latest addition of 21 individuals and nine companies was announced in January 2016.

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Ignoring that it was the US-backed coup against the legitimate government of Ukraine that created the crisis.

Mar 02 11:47

Watch -Kyiv Teens Forced to Live Like Rats Under Kyiv Streets

Ukraine has squandered billions in corrupt and now crumbling infrastructure projects and this year will blow $16 billion on the hog trough known as the Defense Ministry.

Meanwhile, under the streets of Kyiv are young homeless people left on their own to survive dangerous, subterranean lives. Three glue tubes a day get little ones through a day's Hell.

Estimates are that there are more than 100,000 homeless street kids in Rump Ukraine now.

Mar 02 11:30

The Shadow of an Israeli/US Attack on Lebanon and Syria Grows Larger by the Day

In Lebanon, the Prime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Saudi Arabia to meet with his Saudi patrons for the first time since his shocking resignation on November 4, 2017, which he later withdrew. The timing of his visit suggests another anti-Iranian and anti-Hezbollah announcement will follow. Will Hariri issue another statement accusing Iran and Hezbollah of destabilizing Lebanon to add to the war rhetoric coming out of Israel at the same time that Lebanon is making a military agreement with Russia? The moves on the chessboard are happening fast and furious. Divide and conquer is clearly the strategy of Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the United States.

Mar 02 09:58

The US is Accelerating Development of Its Own ‘Invincible’ Hypersonic Weapons

Early on Thursday, national-security professionals across Washington, D.C., awoke to news that Russian President Vladimir Putin was claiming to have created an air-defense-beating, “invincible” hypersonic missile — though offering no particular proof. New DARPA director Steven Walker declined to comment on Putin’s assertion but told defense reporters that his teams are working as they can to test a hypersonic missile before 2020 — and that they need more help.

“Most of our programs at DARPA [related to hypersonic research] are testing at one facility,” Walker said: NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia, where research and testing is happening around the clock.

He says he needs more testing infrastructure.

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And, of course, the government needs zigableems more tax dollars to fund this, and they will do it by cutting Medicare, coverage on desperately needed prescription drugs for older Americans, and payouts to doctors who actually deign to TREAT people on Medicare.

Mar 02 09:19


The US Department of State has signed off on the sale of Javelin anti-tank missiles to the government of Ukraine, the Pentagon has confirmed. The deal is valued at $47 million and needs congressional approval next.
If approved by Congress, the deal would involve the sale of 210 missiles and 37 command units, Defense News reported, citing Pentagon sources. The Pentagon claims it will not affect the military balance in the region, where the Kiev government is locked in conflict with two regions in the east of the country. Kiev has been accusing Moscow of backing the rebels, to the point of officially designating Russia an “aggressor” state.

"The Javelin system will help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity in order to meet its national defense requirements," the Pentagon said in a statement.

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I am having a double face-palm, at warp speed, upon reading this.

The US government should be supporting a peace process, and narrative here.

Instead, what have they done?!? Prop up one of the most dangerously corrupt countries in the region, and get them to believe, in a sort of magical thinking way, that they, with US "Advisors" assistance, can can actually arm-wrestle the breakaway provinces of Lugansk, Donetsk, and Crimea, back into the Ukrainian orbit with extreme force.

I would politely suggest that until Poroshenko gets the corruption in his country under some kind of control, that the US government should be focusing on helping him achieve that goal first, and not arming him with some very serious weaponry.

To a child with a hammer, everything is a nail, which needs to be pounded; so it will be with the Ukrainian military, and these weapons. It will be too temping to start to ramp up raids against Lugansk, and Donetsk, against which their populations cannot fight back.

And I would like to politely remind those in the bowels of power in DC that Crimea, in a class move that is thoroughly protected by the UN, to which Ukraine and the US government are allegedly signatories, that peaceful self-determintation is a right of every people.

They are now part of the Russian Federation, and this happened by the holding of two referenda in Crimea.

I really wouldn't want to mess with this, frankly; it is a can of worms that thinking world leaders would not touch, because they understand how Russia will respond if they do.

Mar 02 09:02


On March 1, President Vladimir Putin gave his annual state-of-the-nation address to Russia’s Federal Assembly and unveiled the country’s six new state of the art strategic weapon systems.

Mar 02 08:52

Putin: The Man Who Stopped Washington’s Regime Change Rampage

Putin has become an obstacle to Washington’s imperial ambitions which is why he has been elevated to Public Enemy Number 1. It has nothing to do with the fictitious meddling in the 2016 elections or the nonsensical “rolling back democracy” in Russia. It’s all about power.

American liberals would be surprised to know that Putin actually supports many of the same social issues that they support.

Putin is not the ghoulish caricature the media makes him out to be nor does he hate America, that’s just more propaganda from the corporate echo-chamber. The truth is Putin has been good for Russia, good for regional stability, and good for global security.

Mar 02 08:40

Pentagon: We Are "Fully Prepared" For A Russian Nuclear Attack

"We don't think that kind of imagery, in a cheesy video, as being a responsible action." She also said Putin's announcement confirmed, "what the US has known for a long time that Russia has been developing destabilizing weapons systems for more than a decade in direct violation of treaty obligations."

She then proceeded to ignore Russian reporters at today's press briefing.

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"We have lots of bunkers the the leaders of this nation and will survive a nuclear war with Russia. As for the average citizen, well, you're on your own!

Mar 02 08:17

The most dangerous moment in the US-Russia relations

This business that, Russia is the number one existential threat has been unfolding this false drama at the expense of US national security, maybe for a decade, but it certainly intensified under the Obama administration.

Meanwhile, Russia was of course in the person of Putin, repeatedly, almost begging the US to join it in an alliance against terrorism, not only in Syria, but in a kind of global war. I don't know if the global war against terrorism is possible as a separate issue, but Russia wanted to partner with the US. Obama was inclined very briefly in Sep. 2016, but that was killed by the US department of defence when they attacked those Syrian troops.

Mar 02 08:16

Putin’s message couldn’t be clearer: The West needs to stop provoking a war we don’t want & which no one can win

First and foremost what Putin’s speech – just as all his previous warnings – is ultimately intended to do is avert a pending worldwide catastrophe. The US political class is too fluoridated, too driven by ideologues, too crazy to understand MAD any more. And its current policy, in concert with the EU and NATO, is one of continued unremitting provocation toward Russia, presented through the subservient and frankly stupid corporate media as “responding” to Russian “aggression”.

Since the “aggression” in question is no more than Russia exercising its lawful rights as a sovereign nation, what the US/EU/NATO nexus is actually doing is demanding Russia return to the client status it occupied in the 1990s or face continued threats to its security both physical and financial. They are trying to wear Russia down, convinced that sooner or later, if pressure increases enough, Putin will fold, withdraw from Syria, agree to “co-operate” with Western interests and generally get in line.

Mar 02 08:13

'Russiagate' Is Revealing Alarming Truths About America's Political-Media Elites

Its allegations and practices suggest disdain for American institutions, principles, best interests, and indeed for the American people...

Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian Studies and Politics at NYU and Princeton, and John Batchelor continue their (usually) weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. (Previous installments, now in their fourth year, are at

The nearly two-year-long series of allegations and investigations now known as “Russiagate” were instigated by top American political, media, and (probably) intelligence elites (mostly Democratic or pro-Democratic, but not only). What they have wrought suggests profoundly disturbing characteristics of people who play a very large role in governing this country.

Mar 02 07:39

Putin: The Man Who Stopped Washington’s Regime Change Rampage

Putin has become an obstacle to Washington’s imperial ambitions which is why he has been elevated to Public Enemy Number 1.

Mar 02 07:14

Neo-Nazi groups recruit Britons to fight in Ukraine

Neo-Nazi groups involved in the fighting in Ukraine are actively seeking to recruit British far-right activists, a leading anti-fascist watchdog has warned.

At least two Britons are thought to have travelled to the war-torn eastern European country in recent months after encouragement by people linked to the Azov battalion, a notorious Ukrainian fascist militia, according to Hope Not Hate.

The warning comes only four days after the outgoing head of UK counter-terrorism policing, Mark Rowley, revealed that four far-right terror plots had been foiled in 2017 and extreme right groups were seeking to build international networks.

Mar 02 07:13

Russia is Not the Soviet Union

The liberal communications media frequently speak of today’s Russia as if it were simply a current version of the former Soviet Union. There are, however, many significant differences between the two.

First, and most important, is the religious difference. The Soviet Union was a dogmatically atheist regime. One of the founding forces in the Soviet Union was an organization variously known in English as “The League of Militant Atheists,” “The Militant League of Atheists,” or “The League of the Militant Godless.” The Soviet Union routinely persecuted and even killed people simply for professing belief in God. At all times, those who believed in God were completely excluded from the government and all other powerful organizations. Today’s Russia, in contrast, is a Christian country. Vladimir Putin is a faithful Russian Orthodox Christian with a personal confessor.

Mar 02 06:57

US State Department refuses to even talk to reporter because she's Russian

Mar 01 19:25

Trump defies Putin and agrees to sell Ukraine scores of Javelin anti-tank missiles which are capable of blasting Russia's armor off the battlefield

The United States has formally approved the sale of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, the State Department said Thursday, confirming a move expected to anger Kiev's foe Russia.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, part of the Pentagon, said Ukraine has asked President Donald Trump's administration for permission to buy 210 missiles and 37 launchers at a cost of around $47 million.

US government employees and contractors will help transport the weapons and train Ukraine's forces, who are fighting a Russian-backed insurgency in the east of the country, to use them.

Mar 01 13:31

When hell freezes over: How the Corps plans to win a cold weather fight in Russia or North Korea

In the past year the Corps has upped the ante in its preparation for a major cold weather confrontation with a power like Russia or North Korea — a fight likely to prove more physically taxing and hellish than the Middle Eastern climes the Corps is accustomed to.

Attention to the smallest of details can be a matter of life and death, and even the most mundane of tasks take longer.

“What you see taking a long time is just day-to-day operations,” said 1st Lt. Wilson J. Fortune, a platoon ­commander with the U.S. Marines deployed to Norway.

Mar 01 13:19

Putin: "Russia's New Hypersonic Missile Can Rip US Air Defenses Apart"

Russian President Vladimir Putin used his state-of-the-nation speech on Thursday to deliver a stern warning to the United States that Russia possesses hypersonic weapons that can render NATO’s U.S.-led missile defense system completely “useless.”

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The gloves just came off.

Mar 01 11:53

Russian Foreign Minister Accuses US Of Violating Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

During another contentious meeting of the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused the US of violating the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons - the cornerstone of the global nonproliferation regime - by training its NATO allies to use US nuclear arms installed on European territory, according to RT.

Mar 01 11:49

US Threatens Russia With Guerilla War in Syria – Analyst

The US is ready to provide military aid to any force fighting the legitimate Syrian government, Ivan Konovalov, director of the Moscow-based Center for Strategic Studies, says, commenting on the Trump administration's proposal to allocate $300 million "to train, equip, sustain, and enable elements of the Vetted Syrian Opposition (VSO) eligible for support under current law " in Syria in FY2019.

Mar 01 09:13

Putin says ‘no one in the world has anything like’ all-powerful nuclear missile

Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted Thursday that his country has developed a nuclear-powered missile with an unlimited range and completely immune to enemy intercept.

Speaking during an annual state-of-the-nation speech in Moscow, Putin said the ballistic missile is capable of penetrating any missile defense and can reach virtually any target around the world. “No defense systems will be able to withstand it,” he said.

NATO has nicknamed this missile — an RS-28 Sarmat rocket — “Satan 2.” Russian media has claimed it could entirely wipe out an area the size of Texas or France.

Mar 01 09:10

Putin on new US nuclear stance: If attacked, Russia will use nukes

The new US nuclear posture allows a nuclear strike in response to a conventional attack. President Vladimir Putin said Russia, if attacked with nuclear weapons, would not hesitate to respond in kind.

The warning came during a state of the nation address delivered by the Russian president on Thursday, in which he presented a number of new advanced strategic weapon systems which, he said, would render all anti-missile capabilities that the US currently has powerless. Putin also mentioned the new American nuclear posture, which has relaxed some rules on when the US is prepared to use its nuclear weapons.

Mar 01 09:07

The Pentagon’s “Ides of March”: Best Month to Go to War

Is it a coincidence?

In recent history, from the Vietnam war to the present, the month of March has been chosen by Pentagon and NATO military planners as the “best month” to go to war.

With the exception of the War on Afghanistan (October 2001) and the 1990-91 Gulf War, all major US-NATO and allied led military operations over a period of more than half a century –since the invasion of Vietnam by US ground forces on March 8, 1965– have been initiated in the month of March.

The Ides of March (Idus Martiae) is a day in the Roman calendar which broadly corresponds to March 15. The Ides of March is also known as the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC.

Lest we forget, the month of March (in the Roman Calendar) is dedicated to Mars (Martius), the Roman God of War.

For the Romans, the month of March (Martius) marked “the time to start new military campaigns.”

Mar 01 08:04

Vladimir Putin's chilling warning: Russia's new nuclear weapons can attack anywhere in world

Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that the country has new invincible nuclear weapon that can attack anywhere in the world. According to him, the attack by these weapons cannot even be thwarted.

Issuing a warning in the same breath, the Russian president said that the country will not be “contained by warmongers”, reported Mirror. Putin claimed that the new nuclear weapons developed by Russia are capable to avoiding any missile defence system.

Feb 28 15:54

Blundering Into Iran – Philip Giraldi

Countering an assumed Iranian threat that is no threat at all and triggering a catastrophic war would be a major mistake that would lead to a breakdown in the current political alignment of the entire Middle East. And it would be costly for the United States.

Feb 28 15:31

US training EU armies to nuke Russia: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the United States of hurdling international nuclear disarmament efforts by training European armies to use tactical nuclear weapons against Russia.

Addressing the United Nations Conference on Disarmament on Wednesday, Lavrov said the US military had deployed strategic and non-strategic weapons across Europe and was using them in joint military exercises with other European countries, including the NATO military alliance’s non-nuclear members.

"As we all know, these nuclear missions violate the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and non-nuclear states plan and take part in the US exercises and learn how to use the nuclear weapons," he said.

Feb 28 15:30

Russia's patience with Ghouta militants not indefinite: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that his patience with militant attacks in Syria's Ghouta region is not indefinite, as terrorist groups positioned in the Damascus suburb continue to shell the capital indiscriminately.

After losing most of the Syrian territories in their control, foreign-backed militants are now largely concentrated in Eastern Ghouta, causing one of the deadliest stages over the course of the years-long conflict in Syria.

"As is known - in any case, we in Russia know this well enough - some shells crash even on the territory of the Russian embassy and trade mission. Are we going to tolerate this indefinitely? Of course, not," Putin said during a Wednesday news conference that followed talks with Austria’s Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in Moscow.

"Bombardments from there continue unabated. On some days missile and mortar strikes reach 50-60," Putin said.

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Putin is ending the message that he is ready to act.

Feb 28 10:22

A Recurring Nightmare: Deployment of U.S. Ground-based Intermediate Range Nuclear Missiles in Europe against Russia

The plan was announced three years ago, during the Obama administration, when Pentagon officials declared: “In front of Russian aggression, the United States is considering the deployment of ground-based missiles in Europe” (the manifesto, 9 June 2015).

Now, with the Trump administration, the plan is officially confirmed. In the 2018 fiscal year the Congress of the United States authorized the financing of “a program of research and development of a ground-based mobile Cruise missile”. It is a nuclear missile with an intermediate range (between 500 and 5500 km), similar to the 112 Cruise nuclear missiles deployed by the US in Comiso in the 1980s.

They were eliminated, along with the Pershing 2 ballistic missiles deployed by the US in Germany and the Soviet SS-20 deployed in the USSR, by the Treaty on Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF), stipulated in 1987. It prohibits the deployment of ground-based missiles with a range between 500 and 5500 km.

Feb 28 09:57

Senators Look to End Yemen War With First-Ever War Powers Challenge: US involvement in Saudi invasion never authorized by Congress

A bipartisan effort by four senators is looking to end the US military’s involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, with the introduction of the first ever War Powers Act vote to come out of the Senate.

Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) are forwarding the bill, which notes that Congress has never authorized the use of military force in Yemen. This should allow Congress to oblige the administration to end US involvement in the war.

The US has participated in the Saudi invasion of Yemen since it began in 2015, with US planes performing mid-air refueling missions for Saudi bombers, and US warships at times participating in the Saudi-led naval blockade which is causing mass starvation in Yemen.

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This move is morally correct, as the US government and military have been colluding with Saudi Arabia in war crimes in Yemen, through participation in the blockade and providing aerial refueling of Saudi bombers,supporting the bombing runs which have led to the massive, indescriminate killing of innocents, including women, children, infants, and the medically fragile elderly. And now, we have massive cases of cholera and diptheria ravaging the land.

But as morally correct as it may be, the passage of such legislation may prove quixotic in the extreme, for several reasons.

First, the Butcher of Yemen, AKA the Saudi Prince Salman, hates the fact that the Houthi rebels are Shia, and believes that they are getting extensive assistance from Iran (which, BTW, can hardly be proven at this point, other than for a few Iranian advisors).

Iran is considered by Saudi Arabian royalty and government to be its existential threat in the region.

So, the plan is, pound the Yemeni people down to extinction, through the genocidal campaign Saudi Arabia is currently waging against it, then go after Iran militarily. This was reported at on 13 February of this year:

The Coming War on Lebanon: Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the US Prepare for a long-Planned Middeast War.

The basic plan is to invade and control Lebanon, destroying Iran's ally Hezbullah; destabilizing and regime changing Damascus; then attacking Iran, with US and Israeli military help.

Of course, there is one tiny bit of of the calculus which Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the US haven't quite factored into their plans, and that is the current Russian presence in Syria, and the Russian promise it has consistently made to Iran to defend it if it should ever be invaded.

And THAT... is the thousand pound gorilla, sleeping splayed over the grand piano, which is going going to make such coming wars.... interesting, if not globally devastating.

Feb 28 09:13

WHAT SANCTIONS? Russia’s investment rating just got upgraded

Adversity has helped the Russian Federation create a more stable internal economy, and the country is becoming a better investment prospect

Feb 28 08:43

Russia ‘threatens our ability to dominate’ – US general to Congress

The US is seeking to contain Iran’s rising influence in the Middle East and fend off challenges to Washington’s hegemony posed by Russia and China, the top general commanding US forces in the region told Congress.

Feb 28 08:38

Trump Accuses Russia of Undermining US Sanctions on North Korea

President Donald Trump ripped Russia on Monday by accusing Moscow of undermining U.S. and international sanctions on North Korea.

Addressing a gathering of state governors at the White House, Trump lauded China for its efforts to curb North Korea’s economic activity but said "Russia is sending in what China is taking out".

The Trump administration has been leading international efforts to curb Pyongyang's ballistic missile and nuclear programs through robust UN and Washington-imposed sanctions regimes.

In addition to Russia, Trump blamed previous presidents George Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama for failing to reign in the North, saying they should have solved the problem "long before I got here.

Feb 27 12:52

U.S. Escalates Threat Against Iran After Russia U.N. Veto

The United States has escalated international tensions with Iran, threatening unilateral action against the Islamic Republic on Monday after Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council motion to call out Tehran for allowing weapons to fall into the hands of Yemen's Houthi group.

“If Russia is going to continue to cover for Iran then the U.S. and our partners need to take action on our own. If we’re not going to get action on the council then we have to take our own actions,” said U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley during a visit to the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa.

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What precisely Haley means by "We will have to take our own actions", couldn't possibly be more clear; the US government is going to war against Iran, probably with Russia defending it, and Saudi Arabia on the US side, fighting it.

This will most probably result in a world war.

Yet another manifestation of the Trump Administration's "OR ELSE!!" foreign policy.

Feb 27 12:39

The US Is Protecting ISIS to Weaken Rivals, Expand US Occupation of Syria

The dominant view of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS), Operation Inherent Resolve, is that its fundamental goal is the defeat of ISIS.

And so, in the wake of the routing of ISIS from Iraq and Syria, the core justification for an ongoing US military presence in Syria is ensuring that no post-mortem ISIS insurgency arises.

That the US is unequivocally opposed to ISIS is simply taken for granted.

Yet a closer look at the history of US involvement shows that counterterrorism has been a lesser concern relative to geopolitical and strategic goals. Whenever the goals of expanding territorial control or weakening rivals conflicts with the goal of opposing ISIS, the entity was either ignored or even empowered in pursuit of these more paramount concerns.

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Abosoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable for the US government.

Feb 27 11:58

State Dept Gets $40 Million to Fund Troll Farm: US propaganda office set to 'go on the offensive'

On Monday, the US State Department announced that it had obtained $40 million from the Pentagon to fund a new propaganda and disinformation campaign through the “Global Engagement Center.”

While the Global Engagement Center was initially conceived of as resisting foreign propaganda efforts, the new funding is set to be invested in going “on the offensive” in global propaganda war with America’s own disinformation campaigns.

The US, of course, is no stranger to engaging in overseas propaganda efforts, but the inexorable nature of global information sharing in the modern era means that such US propaganda always risks misinforming the US public.

Congress has approved the offensive on the grounds that it be used to “counter Russia.” In practice, this likely means much of the funding will be used to try to skew global perception of Russia even more hostile than it already is.

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Wow, an official American Department of Propaganda!!

How Goebbels of the American government!!

"Hey, if the truth can't get you where you want to go, as an Empire in Decline, then BEND IT till it does!!"- official Global Enegagement Center Souce.

And for those of you who have forgotten your history (which means you are doomed to repeat it, probably, this time against Russia), let me offer you a little bite-sized slice of Nazi History during World War II.


The article goes on to state:

"In the days after the Nazi electoral victories of July 1932, Adolf Hitler informed Joseph Goebbels that he intended to make Goebbels director of a new propaganda ministry when the Nazis took over the reins of national government. Goebbels soon envisioned an empire that would control schools, universities, film, radio, and propaganda. “The national education of the German people,” he wrote, “will be placed in my hands.”

"Control of Film, Radio, Theater, and the Press

Still, Goebbels wielded enormous influence. Film, radio, theater, and the press largely fell under Goebbels’s jurisdiction (though he shared power over the press with the head of the Reich Press Chamber, Max Amann, the Nazi newspaper magnate, and after 1937 with Otto Dietrich, head of the Reich Press Office). Goebbels also continued as head of the party’s propaganda apparatus that reached down to the local Nazi organizations. At the age of thirty-five, the youngest minister in the new cabinet, Goebbels became indispensable to the regime and to Adolf Hitler."

I would politely suggest that the creation this "Department of Global Engagement" by the United States State Department, is a demonstration of desperation on the cusp of madness, to invent a narrative through which to create a "war fever" in the brains of the American public, which will convince them that nothing short of a war with Russia can possibly save us from capitulating to its horrific objectives.

Remember the formula; unrelenting demonization of a country, coupled with massive sanctions against it, as we see with both Russia and North Korea right now, is almost always a prelude to war.

Feb 27 11:44

Russia vetoes U.N. resolution citing Iran violations of sanctions against Yemen

Russia has vetoed a British-drafted U.N. resolution that promised action against violations of a U.N. arms embargo on Yemen and pointed to a report by experts that cited Iran as a violator. Monday's vote was 11-2 with two abstentions on the draft that would also extend sanctions against Yemen and the mandate of the expert panel monitoring them.

Russia then put forward a resolution to extend sanctions and the experts' work that made no mention of Iran or the panel's findings. It was adopted unanimously.

Feb 27 11:40

BuzzFeed Has No Evidence to Prove Claims in Dodgy Dossier - Lawyer

Computers owned by Russian entrepreneur Aleksej Gubarev that were allegedly used to steal the 2016 US presidential election contain none of the IP addresses involved in the hacks, according to a filing from the plaintiff in the ongoing libel lawsuit filed by Gubarev against BuzzFeed.

Val Gurvits of Boston Law Group, who represents Gubarev, told the Washington Times that he provided the Florida federal court hearing the case with all requested information. "We have provided them with everything they requested, as ordered by the court, related to these IP addresses," Gurvits said.

"I can confirm that there is absolutely no evidence or reason to believe that these IP addresses or any other XBT IP addresses were involved in the DNC hack or had anything to do with the allegations against my clients in the dossier."

Feb 27 11:08


Eric Zuesse, originally posted at
On Wednesday, February 21st, the UK’s Minister of Defence, Conservative Gavin Williamson, announced that the United Kingdom is changing its fundamental defence strategy from one that’s targeted against non-state terrorists (Al Qaeda, etc.), to one that’s targeted instead against three countries: Russia, China, and North Korea. He acknowledged that a massive increase in military spending will be needed for this, and that “savings” will have to be found in other areas of Government-spending, such as the health services, and in military spending against terrorism.

The headline in the London Times on February 22nd was “Russia ‘is a bigger threat to our security than terrorists’”. Their Defence Editor, Deborah Haynes. reported:

The threat to Britain from states such as Russia and North Korea is greater than that posed by terrorism, the defence secretary said yesterday, marking a significant shift in security policy.

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Forgive me, but has this gentleman, and the entire government of the UK, gone collectively barking-dog mad, in this assessment?!?

Or, was it theirs to make in the first place, or a determination forced upon them by the current US administration?!?

With so much of their country already living in the abject misery of poverty because of the British government's austerity program, what will the future tooling up of their war machine, possibly coupled with conscription of Britain's youth, mean for Britain's future?!?

So I have a statement for Mr Williamson to ponder: Those who do not understand the past (Iraq) are doomed to repeat it (Russia, China, Korea).

Feb 27 10:51

When in Doubt, Blame Moscow: US Officials Claim Russia Hacked Winter Olympics

Not only was a series of disruptions that took place during the onset of this year’s Winter Olympics blamed on hackers, now US intelligence reportedly claims it was a false flag operation conducted by Russia.

The opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 9 was apparently marred by a series of technical difficulties, such as disruptions involving the Olympic website and broadcast systems, which local officials said were the result of a cyber-attack, according to the Washington Post.

Feb 27 10:22

Italy Should Revise Treaties in Favor of Alliance With Russia – Candidate

Roberto Lavarini, the right-wing Brothers of Italy party's candidate for the upcoming general elections, told Sputnik that in the event his party is elected to the parliament, it would continue to work on securing a Eurasian alliance with Russia instead of focusing on EU cooperation.

Feb 27 10:11

US Warns Iraq Against Buying Russian S-400 Air Defenses

Washington has told Baghdad getting Russian missiles would result in US sanctions