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Nov 08 02:29

Ryabkov: Russia Never Supported Total N Korea Embargo, There is an Alternative

Russia has never supported a total embargo of North Korea, the Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said, commenting on Trump's call on the world to abandon support for Kim Jong Un’s regime.
"We have never supported the idea of a total embargo of the DPRK, like any other country. We believe that the real problem of violation of a series of UN Security Council resolutions by Pyongyang and Pyongyang's provocative actions occurred in the past should be resolved in a completely different way," Ryabkov said.

"Pushing, pressure, sanctions, especially the blockade, embargo" are not the way Russia acts in the global arena, Ryabkov added.

Earlier in the day, Donald Trump called on the world — calling out by name Russia and China — to stop supporting the North Korean regime>>>

Nov 07 22:09

Russia in the process to return its army bases to Cuba and Vietnam

Russian senators Franz Klintsevich and Viktor Bondarev put forward a suggestion to deploy Russian military bases "within spitting distance from the United States." The senators believe that such a step will be an adequate and sobering response to the deployment of US missile systems near Russian borders.

Nov 07 15:29

NATO Intensifies Its Preparations for War with Russia

In the document entitled “Progress report on the Alliance’s Enhanced Deterrence and Defence Disposition,” leading military figures call for a major boost to military capabilities in order to conduct a so-called “Major Joint Operation Plus.” The abstruse terminology in fact stands for a war involving the main military organisations of all NATO countries, i.e. hundreds of thousands of soldiers. Der Spiegel notes: “The period of the peace dividend is past, the command structures of the Cold War are returning.”

The secret report states that NATO must be able to “quickly strengthen one or more threatened allies, underpin peace and wartime deterrence, and support allies in the event of an attack.” The mobilisation of the necessary troops requires “robust military logistics and capabilities”. The lines of communication would have to extend from North America to the eastern and southern borders of the NATO Alliance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) If there was ANY time in its history that NATO, Europe, and the US government needed a Department of Peace, it is right the heck now!!

Nov 07 15:16

Saudi Arabia Says Lebanon, Iran Declare War

Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile fired by north Yemeni forces at their capital city. The missile was identified as a Burqan 2H, a Yemeni design, and Yemen’s Defense Ministry confirmed firing it.

Rather than just the latest retaliation in Saudi Arabia’s two and a half year war in Yemen, however, Saudi officials seem to be looking to turn the incident into the start of a region-wide war, saying it amounted to a declaration of war against them by both Lebanon and Iran.

This claim centers on Saudi claims, which appear to have started Monday but weren’t mentioned over the weekend when the interception happened, that the missile was an “Iranian” missile, fired at the Saudi capital by Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement, which is part of the Lebanese government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is insane; this charge has been proven absolutely wrong by its identification by Saudi and Yemeni military as a Burqan 2H, of Yemeni manufacturing, and Yemeni design.

This is not an Iranian designed or manufactured missile.

But we have a two week huge military exercise by Israeli and "coalition" forces,in one of the most dense, integrative natures ever conducted by the Israeli military; the purge of Saudi royalty and businessmen who didn't like where Prince Salman was going; and the resignation of the Prime Minister of Lebanon, which is going to leave that country in great geopolitical turmoil.

And I hope President Trump understands that even though Prince Salman and Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu have been "cheerleading" for regime change in Tehran, it will primarily be bought, if Trump is foolish enough to sign on to this, at the costs of American blood and American money.

Think about it, Mr. President, please, before you sign off on this; and please remember that Russian military and political personnel have long pledged to come to Iran's aid militarily, should it be attacked.

And on top of this, comes this very sad statement about how President Trump is characterizing this purge:

Trump Endorses Saudi Crackdown to "neutralize" Iran.

Nov 07 12:43

"EXPLOSIVE" LEAKED SECRET ISRAELI CABLE CONFIRMS ISRAELI-SAUDI COORDINATION TO PROVOKE WAR

Early this morning, Israeli Channel 10 news published a leaked diplomatic cable which had been sent to all Israeli ambassadors throughout the world concerning the chaotic events that unfolded over the weekend in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, which began with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's unexpected resignation after he was summoned to Riyadh by his Saudi-backers, and led to the Saudis announcing that Lebanon had "declared war" against the kingdom.

The classified embassy cable, written in Hebrew, constitutes the first formal evidence proving that the Saudis and Israelis are deliberately coordinating to escalate the situation in the Middle East.

The explosive classified Israeli cable reveals the following:

On Sunday, just after Lebanese PM Hariri's shocking resignation, Israel sent a cable to all of its embassies with the request that its diplomats do everything possible to ramp up diplomatic pressure against Hezbollah and Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to shake my head and ask: how are Saudi Arabia and Israel defining "regional subversion"?!?!? Is there anything concrete at all to this?!?

And a quick question; do both Netanyahu and Prince Salman understand, even remotely, that such an attack against Iran will most probably bring Russia into the war on Iran's side, as its military and civilian leadership has long promised to come to Iran's aid if attacked militarily?!?

War with Russia over Iran?!? Gentlemen, please think about it...long and hard.

And to President Trump, a word, please; the Saudis and Israelis are cheerleading for regime change in Tehran, but primarily at the costs of American blood and American money.

Mr. President, those Americans who put you into the White House last November, simply will not tolerate yet another war, this time for the conquest of Iran's oil, when all the previous military misadventures over the last 16 years in places like Niger; Libya; Aftghanistan; Iraq; and Somalia have gone so miserably badly for the American military.

Nov 07 11:37

Desperate EU risks WRATH of Putin by pushing EAST in bid to grow after Brexit

The European Union wants to deepen ties with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova - teasing the possibility of future membership in exchange for cooperation.

Despite only being "associate members" of the EU, the three states already benefit from visa-free travel with the bloc.

And the EU is now desperately urging the states, two of whom share borders with Russia, to prioritise Brussels over Moscow in exchange for full membership.

Brussels is also seeking closer ties with Azerbaijan and Belarus, who also border Russia, as well as Armenia.

Nov 07 09:15

IN IMAGES ~~ NOVEMBER 1917 — ONE NATION SAVED, ANOTHER ONE DESTROYED

Nov 07 08:55

White House: Russia should have a role in resolving crisis around North Korea

A spokesperson for the White House told that Moscow has obligations as a U.N. member to upholding U.N. Security Council resolutions

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As China balks at getting sucked into the Korea mess, the US Government turns to Russia.

Desperation on the cusp of madness.

Nov 07 08:26

Police bust major drug supply network from Europe

Police officers have busted a large drug supply line from European countries. More than 100 kg of banned substances and precursors for drug production were confiscated, Russian Interior Ministry Spokeswoman Irina Volk told TASS.

"Officials from the Russian Interior Ministry’s Transport Directorate for the Ural Federal District and the Federal Customs Service departments have shut down the activity of an interregional gang suspected of extensively trafficking drugs and creating drug laboratories," she said, adding that more than 100 kg of substances, precursors and raw materials for drug production were choked off.

Nov 07 08:23

Ukrainian police and army raid nightclubs for cannon-fodder

The chairman of the Lviv Regional State Administration Sinyutka approved raids on nightclubs in order to identify young slackers from serving in the ranks of the army. He stated this after the military and police raids in the center of Lviv.

He noted that he did not like the word "raid," which some publications and users of social networks were calling these events. He believes that the military and police should publicize these actions, give them as much coverage as possible, and to involve journalists in the raids.

According to him, mostly "majors" sit in nightclubs, who aren't students and are not on waiver, but are shying away from fulfilling their patriotic and constitutional duty to protect the Motherland.

"You must first fulfill your duty and serve in the army, and then entertain yourself in clubs," Sinyutka said.

Nov 06 15:16

Investigating Clinton Emails, Uranium One Deal ‘Helps The Russians’ Create ‘Further Discord’

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell (Calif.) said on Monday that reopening investigations around Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Uranium One deal helps Russia create “further discord” in the United States.

Nov 06 11:57

FOIA Documents: FBI Scrambles To Preserve Records In Clinton ‘Uranium One’ Scandal - Mac Slavo

New FOIA documents are showing proof that the FBI was investigating the “Uranium One” scandal back in 2015. Now, internet sleuths are doing the job of the mainstream media, and have discovered Hillary Clinton’s IT guy trying to strip the former presidential candidate’s name from emails – and that isn’t all.

Months after the Peter Schweizer book Clinton Cash exposed the Russian collusion scheme, along with an article in the New York Times which laid out allegations of criminal malfeasance by the Clintons, their charitable foundation, and several associates, new FOIA documents are shedding light on the scandal being ignored by the mainstream media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is huge, and one hopes, will be the metaphorical nail in the coffin of Hillary's political ambitions, which are as of yet ,undampened.

Nov 06 11:46

Tony Podesta Lobbied For Russia’s ‘Uranium One’ And Did Not File As A Foreign Agent

Tony Podesta’s lobbying firm, the Podesta Group, represented the Russian-owned company Uranium One during former President Barack Obama’s administration and did not register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, The Daily Caller News Foundation has determined.

Podesta collected lobbying fees of $180,000 from Uranium One, according to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, that discloses lobbying documents filed with Congress. The uranium company states on its web site it is a “wholly owned subsidiary” of RUSANO, the Russian State Corporation for Nuclear Energy.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller already is scrutinizing Podesta and his firm for allegedly failing to register as a lobbyist for the European Center for a Modern Ukraine, a Ukrainian government entity. His role there is tied up with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort who was indicted on 12 counts on Oct. 30, including the failure to register under the Foreign Agents Registration

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Drip...Drip...Drip...

Nov 06 11:24

Israel Begins “Largest-Ever Aerial Military Drill”, As Saudis Consider Missile Strike (Allegedly) by Iran as “Act Of War”

Air-forces from nine countries with about 50 planes are now starting to drill in the most southern region of the country utilizing Ovda Air Base in Israel.

Teams from India, the United States, Greece, Poland, France, Italy and Germany with be flying over 300 sorties simulating ‘real war’.

According to Israel Defense,

Throughout the first week of the two-week-long exercise, the international aircrews will acclimate themselves to the base and get to know each other. Throughout the second week, the participants will rehearse complex scenarios and coalition flights.

During some of the sorties, the participants will fly against the “Flying Dragon” Squadron, the IAF’s aggressor squadron, which will simulate enemy forces via “enemy” aircraft, SAM (Surface-to-air missile) batteries and MANPADS (Man-portable air-defense systems).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, the situation in the Middle East is getting to be just about as serious as is a heart attack.

These huge exercises are due to last two weeks, during which I believe that the Israeli/US-led coalition, in concert with Saudi Arabia (which doesn't want to be named, for obvious geopolitical reasons), will be making a go/no go decision for a decap strike against Tehran.

Here is a map of the Middle East;

Map of the Middle East

Eliat, the Israeli resort at Israel's southernmost tip, is closely located to the Ovda Air Base in Israel. This airbase, from which these exercises will take place, borders Aquaba, Jordan.

With Lebanon in geopolitical meltdown, after the resignation of Prime Minister Harriri; Saudi Arabia claiming that Iran shot a missile into Riyahd; Syria mopping up the last of their jihadis; and Iraq still in geoppolitical shock from the continued occupation, the shortest way into Iran appears to be a skip through Lebanese, Syrian and Iraqi airspace.

Nov 06 10:30

Syria deal may be on agenda for Putin-Trump Asia meeting: report

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump may discuss a Syria settlement at an Asian economic summit in Vietnam next week, the RIA news agency reported on Saturday.

Relations between Moscow and Washington have soured further since Putin and Trump first met at a G20 summit in Hamburg in July when they discussed allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. election, but agreed to focus on better ties..

Tensions have risen over the conflict in Syria, after Russia vetoed a United Nations plan to continue an ongoing investigation into chemical weapons..

A Syria settlement “is being discussed” for the agenda of a possible meeting between the two presidents, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by RIA, adding it was in their common interest to have enough time to discuss the issue.

“Somehow or another it requires cooperation,” Peskov said.

Trump told Fox News this week that it was possible he would meet Putin during his Asia trip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that this happens; a positive result from such a meeting could do much to ratchet down tensions in the entire region.

That is, of course, if Saudi Arabia doesn't outright attack Iran for the the alleged Iranian missile aimed at Riyadh, blown up by a Saudi interceptor.

Nov 06 10:24

Israeli-Saudi Tandem Adjusts to Syria Loss

It seems that matters are coming to a head in the Middle East. For many states, the coming period will likely prove to be the moment in which they determine their futures — as well as that for the region as a whole.

President Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel on May 22, 2017. (Screenshot from Whitehouse.gov)
The immediate peg for “crunch time” is Russia’s fast-track proposal of a conference to be held in Sochi, with the near-full kaleidoscope of Syrian opposition invited, which, if all goes as planned, might mean 1,000 delegates arriving in Sochi as soon as Nov. 18.

Nov 06 10:21

US Boosts Special Operations Forces Presence At Russia's Border

The deployment of US Special Operations Forces in Europe is never in spotlight but it is rapidly increasing. There can be no other purpose than acquisition of capability to deliver strikes deep into Russia’s territory.

Nov 06 10:04

Trump Plans To See Putin In Asia Amid Scrutiny Of Campaign Ties

President Donald Trump says he expects to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his trip to Asia, as questions over ties between his campaign and the Russian government continue to intensify.

Nov 06 09:41

SECOND SAUDI PRINCE CONFIRMED KILLED DURING CRACKDOWN

Following the death of Prince Mansour bin-Muqrin in a helicopter crash near the Yemen border yesterday, the Saudi Royal Court has confirmed the death of Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd - killed during a firefight as authorities attempted to arrest him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All is definitely not in a state of Zen-like calm in the House of Saud, and it appears that Prince Salman is consolidating his power, potentially ahead of a military move against Iran, economic moves that have nothing to do with oil, and massive financial moves against those who have been arrested here. The companion news stories are shatteringly grim, in terms of regional peace:

Saudis Consider Iranian Missle Strike and Act of War

Saudi Banks begin Freezing Accounts of Arrested Royals, Jets Grounded

Abdul Azia Bin Fahd, a buwsiness partner of former Lebanese PM Hariri, dies during arrest

Saudi Led Coalition has closed All Yemeni Sea and Air Ports

Osama Bin Laden's Brother Arrested in Saudi Crackdown

The
Saudi Purges are not about corruption, but economic compliance

SAUDIS CALL MISSILE ATTACK "BLATANT ACT OF AGGRESSION" BY IRAN, "COULD BE CONSIDERED ACT OF WAR"

But the question has to come to mind; why would the Iranians do something so profoundly stupid?!? My guess here, if I were to hazard one, is that possibly, they did not, but it could have been a false flag event, courtesy of Israel, or the Saudis themselves, created as a pretext for war against Iran.

So let's see precisely how this would come down; we would have Saudi Arabia; Israel; and the US on one side, and the Iranians and Russia on the other. Please remember that over the last several decades, and definitely since the Iranian revolution in 79, Russia's military and civilian leadership have collectively pledged to come to the aid of Iran, should it be attacked.

Russia, the US, and Israel are all nuclear-armed nations; the minute it did not appear that there was a conventional military win possible by the US and Israel, such a war could go nuclear in a heartbeat, and that is the horrific, and very real, danger here.

I would encourage the leadership of all countries potentially involved here to take a step back from the brink, and consider what peaceful options might be used to ratchet down tensions before a global catastrophe ensues; because there is no "coming back" from a global thermoneuclear war for this planet, or the people on it.

Nov 05 14:25

Does Russia Now Have Superior Military Technology? – The Saker

Americans are hands down the leaders in quantitative terms; but in qualitative terms they are already behind the Russians and falling back faster and faster with each passing day.

“what happened” and “why nobody seems to be aware of it”.

“Do you think his assessment is accurate?” was the subject line of an email I got from a good friend recently. The email referred to the article by Paul Craig Roberts “One Day Tomorrow Won’t Arrive” which claimed that “the US military is now second class compared to the Russian military“.

Nov 05 14:22

Tillerson’s Wobbly War Assurance – Finian Cunningham

Washington has spurned appeals from Russia and China for multi-party talks and a “double freeze” on all military actions by the US and North Korea.

Surely, Russia and China should draft a resolution at the UN Security Council demanding implementation of their diplomatic roadmap. If the US vetoes then it stands to be exposed as an aggressor.

A war with North Korea is completely unnecessary. It is a gratuitous calamity in the making.

Nov 05 10:05

ISIS WAS STATE-SPONSORED BY US ALLIES, SAYS FORMER GOVERNMENT INTELLIGENCE ANALYST

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the peer-reviewed paper published in the Routledge journal Studies in Conflict and Terrorism in July, confirms not only that several regional states deliberately empowered al-Qaeda and ISIS foreign fighters for their geopolitical ends, but that many of these states are ostensibly US allies in the ‘war on terror’: including Turkey, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Study author Professor Daniel Byman of Georgetown University’s Security Studies Programme was previously a Middle East analyst for the US intelligence community, and headed up the Center for Middle East Studies at the RAND Corporation?—?a major US government defence contractor.

‘NON-STATE’ TERROR IS OFTEN STATE-SPONSORED

Flying in the face of much conventional wisdom on the ‘non-state’ nature of international Islamist terrorism, the study finds that:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Again, for those who have been paying attention, these revelations come as no major surprise.

The US government will stop at nothing to destabilize those regimes it wants to destroy or regime change.

That hasn't worked out quite so well for the US government with Syria, so one has to wonder what the US is going to do there next, considering Russia's intense protection of the current regime.

Nov 05 09:29

Zakharova: Russia Bracing for Devastating Sanctions Imposed by Mighty Maple Syrup Empire of Canada

Inspired by Bill Browder's best-selling fiction-turned-legislation, "The Magnitsky Act", Canada has adopted its own list of lame anti-Russia measures. Because if there's one country that can "put Russia in its place", it's Canada. Of course.

Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova is not so sure about this logic:

Nov 05 09:28

Putin and Trump to meet in Vietnam

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said today that the Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump will soon hold a meeting in Vietnam where they will discuss several important issues, the settlement of the Syrian crisis including.

During a press conference on Saturday, Peskov said that arrangements are being made to prepare a meeting between the two leaders, where particular attention will be paid to the settlement of the Syrian crisis.

The meeting will take place in scope of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, which will be held between November 10th and 11th in Vietnam.

Peskov pointed out to plenty of the topics to be discussed, stressing they are in the interest of both, Kremlin and the White House.

Nov 05 09:27

World War 3: Russia training in Syria for future SPACE WAR

RUSSIA is training in Syria to fight a future war in space, the nation’s ex-military chief has claimed.

Nov 04 09:12

ISRAEL CONSIDERING SYRIA OPERATION IN GOLAN HEIGHTS

The Israeli military said on Friday it was ready to protect the Druze village of Hader on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights after a car bomb killed nine people in a Druze town.

The statement was an unusually explicit Israeli pledge to intervene in the war in Syria, where Israeli officials are voicing deeper alarm at the role of Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah, which are fighting alongside the Syrian government.

Syrian state media said Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, formerly the Nusra Front, was responsible for the bomb which killed nine people and injured 23 in southwestern Quneitra.

Rockets and gunfire followed the bomb, the report said, adding the number of casualties was expected to rise.

Syrian rebel groups launched an attack on Syrian government-held areas in Quneitra on Friday, with the aim of connecting two insurgent-held areas. The attack included the car bomb in Hader.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The primary operative question here, is just how long, and to what degree, will Russia allow this before turning on the Israeli force and blowing it, ultimately, to kingdom come.

The Russian government is not going to be very tolerant of any force in the region which attempts to further destabilize the Al Assad regime, and can be expected to respond forcefully to anything which appears to be a significant step in that direction.

Nov 04 08:30

Russia to Build an Iran-India Gas Pipeline, Empire Loses Again

Moscow and Tehran are about to sign a memorandum of understanding to back a new gas pipeline project, according to Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak.

The countries will build a 1,200-kilometer long pipeline from Iran to India with the Russian energy major Gazprom developing several Iranian deposits along the route of the future pipeline.

Nov 04 08:28

McCain Aide Who Handled Trump Dossier Is Accused Of Dodging Subpoena In BuzzFeed Lawsuit

Lawyers for a Russian tech executive suing BuzzFeed for publishing the Steele dossier say that a longtime associate of Arizona Sen. John McCain and two major news outlets are resisting subpoenas seeking their depositions for the case.

In a brief filed in federal court late Wednesday, lawyers for the executive, Aleksej Gubarev, claim that David Kramer, a former State Department official and McCain associate, “has been seemingly avoiding service” of a deposition subpoena for weeks.

And The New York Times and Wall Street Journal are challenging deposition subpoenas they have been served as part of the case.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Got something to hide?

Nov 03 15:50

Libya, Syria, Ukraine – Same Playbook, Same Puppet Masters

By Chris Kanthan

Geopolitics becomes a lot easier if we can discern repeating patterns. For example, the common thread through the crises in Ukraine, Libya and Syria is a clever but ruthless playbook of regime-change. This stratagem of toppling governments while appearing noble should perhaps be called the “geopolitics of crocodile tears.”

There were times in history when a powerful country would simply invade the weaker ones. Now the elites resort to elaborate Hollywood-style scripts brimming with inspiring heroes, sob stories and altruistic efforts...

Nov 03 14:21

Iran Urges Russia To Ditch The Dollar, Isolate America

Iran has suggested isolating the US by ditching the dollar during a meeting yesterday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tehran.

Remonstrating against US threats to impose new sanctions and cancel the nuclear agreement, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei branded the US an enemy and urged Moscow to completely sever ties with the US currency:

"By ignoring the negative propaganda of the enemies, that seek to weaken relations between countries, we can nullify US sanctions, using methods such as eliminating the dollar and replacing it with national currencies in transactions between two or more parties; thus, isolate the Americans.”
As The Express reports, Putin met Iranian political leaders in an effort to nurture a warming relationship strengthened since Donald Trump recently threatened to abandon the international nuclear deal with Iran reached in 2015.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By one-handedly decertifying the P5+1 deal, President Trump is pushing Iran into the arms of Russia, at every level possible.

Nov 03 14:14

Obama Admin Lied; New Memos Reveal Uranium One Exports To "Europe And Asia" Via Canada

As the mainstream media continues to obsess over $100,000 worth Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russian spies in 2016 seeking to throw the presidential election, behind the scenes, far removed from the sight of CNN and MSNBC, the Uranium One scandal, in which the Obama administration approved a deal that handed a Russian-controlled corporation 20% of America's uranium reserves despite the existence of an FBI investigation into ongoing illegal bribery, extortion and money laundering schemes, is slowly spiraling out of control...despite CNN's continued ignorance of the topic.

By now we're sure that most of our readers are well aware that Obama's approval of the Uranium One deal seemingly landed the Clinton Foundation some $145 million in donations and a $500,000 speaking gig for former President Bill Clinton from a very thankful Russian bank...if not, here are a couple of recent posts on the topic as a recap:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Drip...Drip...Drip...

Nov 03 08:28

Explosive Brazile Confession: Trump and Bernie Were Right, DNC Rigged Nomination For Hillary From the Start

Fire up the microwave and pop some popcorn; things are about to get really ugly inside the Democratic Party.

Throughout the primary election cycle last year, Bernie Sanders and his supporters angrily alleged that the DNC — supposedly a neutral arbiter — was actually in the tank for Hillary Clinton. This was denied up and down, with a top Hillary spokesman even wielding Bernie’s questions about party favoritism as an attack against him.

Nov 03 08:20

How the DPRK riddle is freaking out the US establishment

China and Russia to provide US option to resolve DPRK.

Asia-Pacific is where the real action is – geopolitically and geoeconomically.

The 19th Party Congress has made it very clear that “socialism with Chinese characteristics” – as codified by President Xi Jinping – is China’s road map ahead.

Nov 02 16:11

World on a KNIFE EDGE: Iran asks Vladimir Putin to ELIMINATE US dollar and isolate America

IRAN’S supreme leader has urged Russian president Vladimir Putin to join forces with Tehran to beat the United States’ sanctions against them by ditching the dollar.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei branded the US an enemy and urged Moscow to completely sever ties with the US currency.

Mr Khamenei said: "By ignoring the negative propaganda of the enemies, that seek to weaken relations between countries, we can nullify US sanctions, using methods such as eliminating the dollar and replacing it with national currencies in transactions between two or more parties; thus, isolate the Americans.”

Nov 02 14:41

Washington Corruption Is Unparalleled In History – Paul Craig Roberts

This is a disservice not only to President Trump but also to the American people and the planet itself.

Dr. George Szamuely, a distinguished member of the Global Policy Institute of London Metropolitan University, is a British citizen and not a partisan of US politics. He has carefully investigated the so-called Russian dossier and reports that it was entirely the work of the Hillary Democrats.

This fact was known at the beginning both to former CIA director John Brennan and to former FBI director James Comey. Yet both went along with the DNC-invented story of Russian election hacking and Christopher Steele’s fake “dossier” on Trump’s imagined relations with Russians.

Nov 02 11:44

CrossTalk on Manafort: Let the Games Begin!

But still there is no Russia connection.

With the indictment of Paul Manafort and his associate, the special investigation into what is called Russiagate has yielded some results. It has been long thought Manafort and others may have committed financial transgressions. Essentially, this is about following the money.

Nov 02 11:41

Sorting Out the Russia Mess – Robert Parry

U.S. mainstream media, most of which has embraced Mueller’s acceptance of Papadopoulos’s story as the long-awaited “smoking gun” of Russia-gate.

Russia-gate special prosecutor Robert Mueller has turned up the heat on President Trump with the indictment of Trump’s former campaign manager for unrelated financial crimes and the disclosure of a guilty plea from a low-level foreign policy adviser for lying to the FBI.

Nov 02 11:25

Damascus Calls Israel 'Agent of Terrorism' After Airstrike on Syrian Factory

Tel Aviv and Damascus that have been in the state of war since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, have repeatedly exchanged tit-for-tat attacks.
BEIRUT (Sputnik) — The Syrian Foreign Ministry has sent a letter to the UN Security Council over an Israeli airstrike on a copper factory in Hassia area in Syria's Homs province, according to the ministry's documents published on Thursday.

"Yet another aggression of Israel… shows that Israeli authorities are not satisfied with the state terrorism against the Arab population in occupied Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. They want to play the role of the official agent of terrorism," the ministry's document read, as quoted by the SANA news agency.

Damascus' statement comes a day after a Lebanese security service source told Sputnik that Israeli aircraft had carried out an attack on targets in Syria from Lebanon's airspace.

READ MORE: Israel Carries Out Airstrike Against Syrian Targets From Lebanon's Airspace

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has best be careful not to annoy Russia too much with these kinds of activities, because the pilots flying these missions may get a very unpleasant surprise from Russian military activity in Syria.

Nov 02 11:20

DOJ Considers Charging 6 Russians In DNC Hack: WSJ

n a bombshell early morning report, the Wall Street Journal - the same news organization that published claims about Kaspersky Labs’ international espionage efforts that were swiftly refuted by the German government - said the US Department of Justice is preparing to bring criminal charges against more than six members of the Russian government who it believes are responsible for the hacking of the DNC.

If the DOJ follows through, the charges are expected to be announced early next year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a Picard double-face palm upon reading this.

Does ANYONE in the US DOJ have the capabilty to read English?!?

Because if they did, they might have seen the following article, by Julian Assage at DemocracyNow, last year Assange: Why I Created WikiLeaks’ Searchable Database of 30,000 Emails from Clinton’s Private Server

He goes on to state the following:

"In March, WikiLeaks launched a searchable archive for over 30,000 emails & email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was secretary of state. The 50,000 pages of documents span from June 2010 to August 2014; 7,500 of the documents were sent by Hillary Clinton. The State Department released the emails as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request."

This Russia bashing, when it appeared that Russia had absolutely no part in this, is the equivalent of the following "tortured logic":

Your coffee tastes bad?!? Blame Russia

Can't find your shoe?!? Blame Russia

Lost your email?!? Blame Russia.

But the familiar combination of demonization for things a country did't do (like Russia's alleged "annexation" of Crimea, which never happened), coupled with sanctions, are usually preludes to trade wars, if not shooting wars.

What the DOJ has done, with these potential charges, is to telegraph about when we can see a trade war, or worse, against Russia; potentially late spring, if the DOJ goes through with this.

Nov 02 10:13

What's Driving Social Discord: Russian Social Media Meddling Or Soaring Wealth/Power Inequality?

Core to this narrative is the view that the elites and technocrats have engaged in a massive, coordinated official/media propaganda campaign of fake news aimed at persuading the bottom 95% that their prosperity and financial security are expanding when the reality is they have lost ground they will never be able to recover.

This propaganda campaign includes official (i.e. gamed/distorted) statistics such as unemployment and inflation, a reliance on the manipulated stock market to "signal widespread prosperity" and a steady drumbeat of corporate media coverage promoting the Boris and Natasha Narrative as the primary source of all our troubles.

The reality the elites must mask is that the few (the elites) have benefited at the expense of the many. The rising tide of financialization, globalization and neofeudal-neocolonial neoliberalism has not raised all boats; the yachts have floated higher while the rowboats have either sunk or are leaking badly.

Nov 02 09:28

Johnson Says He Sees No Evidence of Alleged Russia's Meddling in UK Democracy

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has commented on the recent statement made by Prime Minister Theresa May who voiced concern over alleged Russia's attempts to meddle in foreign states' democracies, a claim repeatedly denied by Moscow.

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said that he saw no evidence of alleged Russia's interference in Britain's democracy.

Nov 02 09:27

Two Gas Pipelines Damaged in Crimea, Sabotage Not Excluded

Another gas pipeline was damaged in the southern Crimean settlement of Zaprudne, and the act may be regarded as sabotage, the head of the region's state unitary gas enterprise Krymgazseti told Sputnik on Wednesday.

"A medium pressure gas pipeline of 270 mm diameter has been damaged near Zaprudne settlement. The nature of the damages allows us to say that it may be an act of sabotage," Sergei Tarasov said.

Nov 02 09:25

Volker in Kiev: Will American Ultimatums Restart the War in Donbass?

The political duel over settling the conflict in Donbass is ongoing. On the one side are the US and Ukraine, on the other Russia and the republics of Donbass. The reason for the latest escalation is to be found in the US State Department’s Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker’s visit to Kiev on October 29th. Volker’s talk with Ukrainian officials, including President Poroshenko, Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin, and Presidential Administration head Igor Raynin, lasted more than two hours. Volker also managed to meet with the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada and individual MP’s.

Interestingly enough, only some of the questions discussed at these meetings concerned Donbass. Volker also promised Ukraine the US’ aid in returning Ukrainian territory, i.e., Crimea, and promised to force Russia to drop the Nord Stream 2 project, whose launch would deprive Kiev of transit revenue of around two billion dollars a year.

Nov 02 09:13

Ayatollah Khamenei suggests elimination of US Dollar in Iran-Russia economic transaction

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday suggested that Iran and Russia can use national currencies as a way to confront economic sanctions imposed by the US against Tehran and Moscow.

Nov 01 15:49

Claims Of Russian Interference In US Election ‘Dead & Buried’ – George Galloway

Allegations of Russia exploiting internet giants to meddle with the 2016 US election are “dead and buried,” says former MP George Galloway. His comments follow a report by Google stating there is no evidence RT violated YouTube terms and conditions.

On Tuesday, Google published the findings of a probe into the potential of RT using the world’s biggest video platform for political purposes. It stated the investigation failed to find any substantive proof that the news channel manipulated videos or otherwise violated YouTube policies.

Nov 01 13:33

Claims Of Kremlin Interference In US Elections Are ‘Bonkers’ – Ken Livingstone

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone dismissed allegations of Russian interference in the US election as “bonkers.” He told RT “the idea that anyone in the Russian government would want to actually put Donald Trump in power is absolutely ridiculous.”

Nov 01 10:54

US should probe Manafort’s ‘Ukrainian trail’ rather than blaming Russia – Lavrov

Months-long efforts of US investigators to find alleged Russian collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign have led to the discovery of a “Ukrainian trail,” Russia's FM Sergey Lavrov said, suggesting Washington should now investigate Kiev’s role.

“They have now found a Ukrainian trail in connection with Mr. Manafort and one of his employees. I suppose a Ukrainian trail should be investigated through Ukraine. [Kiev authorities] also have [things] to say about their standpoint during the US presidential campaign,” Lavrov told the media Tuesday.

The US investigators “have been working for many months... looking for a Russian trail.” Instead, their efforts “resulted” in the indictment of two former Trump campaign members in connection with their alleged dealings with a former president of Ukraine, Russia’s foreign minister pointed out.

Nov 01 10:53

Russia & China to extend currency swap agreement to lessen dollar dependence

Economic cooperation between Russia and China has been actively developing according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko. He says the sides are working to prolong the bilateral currency swap agreement.

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"You can't DO that!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 01 10:07

Russian biological samples ‘collected for research’ – US Air Force

The choice of the Russian population for generic material was not intentional, and is related to research on the musculoskeletal system, the US Air Education and Training Command (AETC) spokesman said.

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Suuuuuuuuuuuuure.....

Nov 01 09:59

NATO General Threatens ‘Consequences’ for Turkey Buying Russian S-400

In looking to upgrade their air defense system, Turkey had a choice: buying the advanced Russian S-400 systems, or more expensive, US-made alternatives. Turkey chose to buy Russian, and NATO isn’t happy.

Nov 01 09:59

BBC Is Publishing Fake History by Ukrainian State Propagandists

In an era when politicians and journalists of all political stripes fling around accusations of “fake news” at their rivals, it is especially important that major news providers adhere to their own codes of conduct regarding impartiality and accuracy. Organizations such as the BBC that relay news in foreign languages face an especially difficult challenge: its regulatory bodies may simply not contain people with the language or subject knowledge to oversee and hold to account its non-English output.

Some recent articles on the website of BBC Ukraine illustrate this.

Nov 01 09:58

Putin resets Iraqi energy landscape as Barzani steps aside

Russian moves maximize leverage as US stumbles on Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units; Massoud Barzani resigns as Kurdistan Region president; Syria and Russia take initiative with regard to local governance in Syria.

Nov 01 09:57

Austria, Hungary and Czechs Form Anti-Soros, Pro-Russia Alliance - Russian TV

Unlike the Austro-Hungarian Empire of old, Austria and Hungry today are becoming increasingly pro-Russian, along with the fellow Slavic country of the Czech Republic.

The victory of Austria's young new leader follows the populist trend of late, and he'll fit in well with his Hungarian and Czech counterparts, but time will tell what effect their cooperation will have on the Eurosceptic movement, European Populism, and relations with the Eurasian giant that is Russia.

Nov 01 09:57

Hope there's plenty of life jackets - authorities jumping ship "Ukraine"

One of the organizers of the "third Maidan", Verkhovna Rada deputy Semyon Semenchenko, said that representatives of Ukrainian authorities are leaving Kiev.

"The Prime Minister, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Chairman of the National Security and Defense Council have left Kiev," he said.

"Everyone wants to be outside of Kiev or Ukraine at a dangerous time and not hold any responsibility to a possible dissolution of the government", - added Semenchenko.

Nov 01 09:16

CNN Reports Liaisons of Yanukovych's Liaisons with Hillary Clinton

"The company Podesta Group said nothing in the report to Congress on lobbying activities in 2012, at least about 32 meetings, emails, or other communications with the State Department, at a time when Secretary of state was Hillary Clinton and which examines in detail the upcoming elections in Ukraine...”, – writes the edition.

New data shed light on the hidden connections between the leaders of the Party of regions, the Washington lobbyists and influential politicians of the United States during the Obama presidency. So, Podesta Group indirectly confirmed it, refusing to disclose his connection with the office of the Vice President Joe Biden, national security Council and offices of Congress in the period from 2012 to 2014, which is confirmed by the records.

Nov 01 08:50

No Evidence Russia Meddled In US Election: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says allegations of Moscow’s meddling in American and European elections are “fantasies.”

Lavrov told reporters in Moscow on Tuesday there was no evidence that Russia had interfered in last year’s US presidential elections.

Nov 01 08:46

Russia begins building Iran nuclear power station

Russian engineers have commenced work on Iran’s second nuclear power station as Vladimir Putin arrives in Tehran for meetings with Iran’s leaders.

Oct 31 16:04

Video: ‘Twitter Said I Was Bot’: US Blogger Banned For Being ‘Russian Troll’

A witch-hunt for so-called Russian trolls has overwhelmed social media. Charlie Peach, the woman Twitter labeled a Russian troll.

Oct 31 09:40

Don't mention it! Russia pardons $1 billion of Venezuela's debt for 2017

Russia will not demand Venezuela repay its owed debt in the amount of $ 1 billion for 2017 alone, said the head of Russia's Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov.

Thus, Moscow continues to support Caracas and the Maduro led government. At the same time, there is no coherent reason to demand a return of the money from Venezuela, due to the severe economic and social crisis in the country, accompanied by a currency deficit, would not allow it to be payed off.

Oct 31 09:09

CLINTON WORKED WITH RUSSIANS TO ATTACK TRUMP

We haven’t talked about Clinton and the DNC for a while, but their seemingly endless crimes continue to be revealed.

Here’s the DNC’s latest mind bending scam: They worked with Russian government officials to help sway the 2016 election.

Can we just jail Hillary now?

Oct 31 08:56

Putin: Someone is harvesting Russian bio samples for obscure purposes

Russian genetic material is being harvested all over the country, purposefully and professionally, President Vladimir Putin has said, possibly hinting at the US Air Force's earlier move to acquire Russian tissue samples.

Putin was presiding over a meeting of Russia’s Human Rights Council Monday, when he was informed of live broadcasts from polling stations during the recent regional elections being inundated with foreign viewers.

Oct 31 08:55

RUSSIA'S PUTIN REVEALS HIS BIGGEST MISTAKE: TRUSTING THE WEST

Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed Thursday what he says is his country's gravest error in the past 15 years -- placing Moscow's trust in the West.

During a policy talk at the Valdai Discussion Club, the Russian leader spoke on a number of issues, especially criticizing U.S. foreign policy moves across the globe and lauding Russia's increasingly relevant role as a world power. When asked by a Germany-based academic where Russia had most seriously gone wrong in the past decade and a half, Putin said he had too readily laid his trust in the West, which he then accused of having abused its relationship with Moscow to further its own interests.

Oct 31 08:31

US mistakenly promotes Tymoshenko to Ukrainian president in rush to indict Manafort

In the recent indictment against Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, US authorities mistakenly referred to Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko as a former president of Ukraine, although she has never held the post.

A US federal grand jury appears to have fulfilled the ultimate dream of the controversial Ukrainian political figure, if only on paper. Tymoshenko aspired to take the post twice – in the 2010 and 2014 elections – but failed both times.

Oct 31 08:23

‘ISIS will be destroyed before year’s end’ – Duma defense chief

The head of the Lower House Committee for Defense, a former commander of the Airborne Troops, says that by the end of 2017 the Syrian government will regain control of its eastern border and the Islamic State terrorist group will ‘cease to exist.’

Oct 31 08:23

Russian submarine strikes ISIS command in Syria with Kalibr cruise missiles from Mediterranean

A Russian submarine has fired a barrage of Kalibr cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea at targets in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor governorate, destroying Islamic State command posts, fortifications and arms depots, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

On Tuesday, the ‘Veliky Novgorod’ attack submarine of the Varshavyanka class targeted positions of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group, said the ministry’s statement cited by Russian media.

The targets included several command points and a large weapons depot near the village of Abu Kemal, both of which were destroyed by the strike, the ministry said. A large group of militants was also successfully targeted.

Oct 31 00:57

Paul Craig Roberts Goes There: “One Day, Tomorrow Won’t Arrive”

Before the idiots in Washington get us blown off of the face of the earth, the morons had better come to terms with the fact that the US military is now second class compared to the Russian military.

Oct 30 11:56

Hillary Clinton’s Links To Fake Russian Dossier Become Clear

Several top Democrats should be summoned to testify before the US Senate Intelligence Committee on the infamous Trump-Russia dossier, US Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) has said.

Her remarks were prompted by new revelations linking the file to the Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign, Collins, who is a member of the Senate’s Intelligence Committee, was emphatic that Hillary Clinton’s election campaign manager, John Podesta, and the former head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Debbie Wasserman Schultz, “absolutely need to be recalled.”

Oct 30 10:55

Russian diplomat, Iraqi Shia leader’s envoy discuss Kurdistan

The situation around Iraqi Kurdistan was in focus of a meeting between Russian president’s special representative for the Middle East and African countries and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Sheikh Mohammed Al-Musili, the Representative of the Najaf Supreme religious authority in Moscow, the Russian foreign ministry said on Monday. "The sides discussed the situation in Iraq in the light of efforts to exterminate the seat of international terrorism and stabilize the situation in that country, as well as developments around Kurdish autonomy," the ministry said. "The Russian side confirmed the consistent position in support of unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq, stressed the importance of reaching lasting intra-Iraqi concord via inclusive dialogue in the interests of all political forces and ethnic and religious groups in the country," the ministry stressed. The meeting was initiated by Mohammed Al-Musili.

Oct 30 10:47

Trump Dossier: Democrats Rocked by Another Clinton Scandal

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee allegedly funded political research into President Donald Trump that led to the production of a dossier alleging ties to Russia among other stories, in what appears to be a calculated smear campaign.

Mrs. Clinton has yet to comment however, suggesting her legitimacy as a politician has finally come to an end.

Sputnik's Dan Rowell spoke to investigative journalists 'Lionel' and Dave Lindorff about what they think the Clinton camp's and President Trump's reaction to the scandal will be.

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It's very simple; Secretary of State Clinton sold out her country; she and Bill pocketed millions from the deal; and she, and all who surrounded, and approved the deal, should be tried for treason.

Oct 30 10:36

Russia to build naval base on Kuril Islands

Russia intends to build a naval base on the Kuril Islands, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defence and Security, Franz Klintsevich said. "The decision has been made, and it is being implemented already, we are sorting out organisational issues," the official said. In 2016, it was reported that the Russian authorities were going to build a naval base on the Kuril Island of Matua and restore an airfield there. Prior to this, Russia had deployed state-of-the-art Bal and Bastion coastal missile systems on the Kuril Islands. The Russian administration and the Defence Ministry take unprecedented measures to strengthen the military infrastructure and re-equip troops in the Far East. The total area of the facilities that are being built in this connection has exceeded 390,000 square meters.

Oct 30 10:34

Russia develops most stringent law in response to US sanctions

Russian senators (the Council of the Federation) upheld the bill providing for the introduction of restrictions on cooperation between Russia and the United States in the export of titanium and in space activities, deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, Andrei Klimov said. "Russia's responses to unfriendly US actions should be systemic in nature, and the draft law envisages such a systemic nature," Klimov told the Izvestia newspaper. In particular, Russia may restrict supplies of titanium to Boeing Corporation. Presently, titanium exports to the USA are operated by VSMPO-Avisma. According to various experts, the US aircraft construction industry depends on the export of titanium from Russia on the level of 40-60% of the total amount. At the same time, the Russian authorities realise that such countermeasures should not harm Russian producers.

Oct 30 08:57

Who really colluded?

For over a year we have heard non-stop that somehow, in some way, Trumpworld colluded with Russia to win the presidential election. We have yet to see the evidence of this. However, it appears more likely it was the Democratic Party that did the colluding.

Oct 30 08:04

A Red Scare in the Gray Zone

The United States isn’t alone in fielding a large contingent of special operations forces. The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency estimates that Russia’s Spetsnaz (“special purpose”) troops number around 30,000, a sizeable force, although less than half the size of America’s contingent of commandos. Russia, SOCOM’s Thomas told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this year, is “particularly adept at leveraging unconventional approaches to advancing their interests and it is clear they are pursuing a wide range of audacious approaches to competition – SOF [special operations forces] often present a very natural unconventional response.”

Oct 30 07:57

FLASHBACK - Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal

At the time, both Rosatom and the United States government made promises intended to ease concerns about ceding control of the company’s assets to the Russians. Those promises have been repeatedly broken, records show.

The New York Times’s examination of the Uranium One deal is based on dozens of interviews, as well as a review of public records and securities filings in Canada, Russia and the United States. Some of the connections between Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation were unearthed by Peter Schweizer, a former fellow at the right-leaning Hoover Institution and author of the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash.” Mr. Schweizer provided a preview of material in the book to The Times, which scrutinized his information and built upon it with its own reporting.

Oct 30 07:22

Putin’s revenge may see petro-yuan replace petrodollar

The key to the coming petro-yuan lies in Moscow. And, if the Chinese currency eventually succeeds in usurping the long-standing petrodollar, Washington will only have itself to blame.

News that China plans to launch a yuan-denominated oil futures contract by the end of this year has come as a surprise to many analysts. However, Russia experts aren’t startled in the slightest because this move has been coming since Moscow abandoned its quarter-century attempt to integrate with the West, following the 2014 Ukraine crisis. A catastrophe which the Kremlin blames on the United States and the European Union, as part of what it considers to be an attempt to reduce Russian influence in its "near abroad.”

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IF, in fact, the PetroYuan comes into being before the end of this year, expect a major, US-generated war to prevent it from coming into being.

President Trump leaves for a 12 day trip to Asia this coming Friday, 3 November; he should be back by the 15th of November. IF he is unable to get any assistance from China on North Korea, and no concessions on any delay in the development of this currency, we may will be looking at a trade war with China, which hots up to a an actual shooting war shortly after, say the first part of 2018.

I wish I could be more positive about the future outcome for this country; unfortunately, through a lousy combination of reckless spending, coupled with picking wars it could not possibly win, the Occupied, Unhinged,Surveilled State of America, has brought this outcome on itself.

The development of such a currency will spell the KOD (Kiss of Death) for the US petrodollar, which is backed by utterly nothing tangible.

Oct 30 07:07

FORMER QATAR PRIME MINISTER: QATAR, SAUDI ARABIA, TURKEY, AND USA COLLUDED AND COORDINATED TO FUND AL QAEDA AND DESTROY SYRIA

Via Zerohedge…

A television interview of a top Qatari official confessing the truth behind the origins of the war in Syria is going viral across Arabic social media during the same week a leaked top secret NSA document was published which confirms that the armed opposition in Syria was under the direct command of foreign governments from the early years of the conflict.

And according to a well-known Syria analyst and economic adviser with close contacts in the Syrian government, the explosive interview constitutes a high level “public admission to collusion and coordination between four countries to destabilize an independent state, [including] possible support for Nusra/al-Qaeda.” Importantly, “this admission will help build case for what Damascus sees as an attack on its security & sovereignty. It will form basis for compensation claims.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So.... the US/Qatar/Saudi Arabian/Turkish war against Syria.... had absolutely zero basis in fact, only in propaganda: why am I not surprised?!?!?

And to those in the US alphabet soup agencies reading this, please understand: the American people now know that they are lied to, on a consistent basis, by their government, so they have stopped believing... and stopped listening to... the corporate presstitutes, dutifully regurgitating government propaganda, engineered to further the US Deep State Agenda.

This, primarily, is about engineering complete, hegemonic control of planetary resources; expropriating those resources to which this government, and the corporations which own them, have absolutely no moral right; and insure that those resources are only sold to American-approved governments, and only for US dollars.

However, the development of the PetroYuan, set to come about in the next couple of months, may well shatter the US dollar hegemony, and without China having fired a single shot.

Oct 30 06:27

DETAILS OF "SUSPICIOUS" MANAFORT WIRE TRANSFERS LEAKED FROM FBI PROBE

The FBI's investigation of Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, includes a keen focus on a series of suspicious wire transfers in which offshore companies linked to Manafort moved more than $3 million all over the globe between 2012 and 2013.Much of the money came into the United States.

These transactions — which have not been previously reported — drew the attention of federal law enforcement officials as far back as 2012, when they began to examine wire transfers to determine if Manafort hid money from tax authorities or helped the Ukrainian regime close to Russian President Vladimir Putin launder some of the millions it plundered through corrupt dealings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Manafort was indicted as of today, and taken into federal custody by the FBI.

Paul Manafort Indicted, told to surrender to the FBI

But where, please, is Meuller's "alleged passion for justice" when it comes to Hillary and Bill Clinton's Uranium One Scandal??

When will Hillary be indicted for her role in the Uraniaum One scandal?!>

Oct 29 08:49

Did a Russian Missile Really Hit an Israeli F-35?

Did a Russian anti-aircraft missile hit one of Israel’s new F-35 stealth fighters?

Pro-Russian media are claiming that an Israeli F-35I was hit and damaged by a Russian-made S-200 surface-to-air missile during an Israeli air strike in Syria earlier this month. Israel says one of its F-35s was damaged—after colliding with a bird.

Oct 29 07:57

Qatar and Russia sign defence deal amid diplomatic crisis

Qatari and Russian defence ministers discuss the Gulf and Syrian crises as well as “combating terrorism and violent extremism.”

Oct 28 14:31

President Trump attacks Russia uranium deal, calling it ‘modern-day Watergate’

Trump: "Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn't want to follow!"

President Donald Trump called the Obama administration’s approval of the 2010 sale of American uranium to a Russian-backed company a “modern-age” Watergate.

Oct 28 11:09

Canadian Billionaire at centre of Clinton Uranium One Scandal

Oct 28 09:44

Israel willing to resort to military action to stop Iran acquiring nuclear weapons: minister

Israel is willing to resort to military action to ensure Iran never acquires nuclear weapons, the intelligence minister said on Thursday in Japan where he is seeking backing for U.S. President Donald Trump’s tougher line on Tehran.

Trump said on Oct. 13 he would not certify Iran is complying with an agreement on curtailing its nuclear program, signed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, opening a 60-day window for Congress to act to reimpose sanctions.

“If international efforts led these days by U.S. President Trump don’t help stop Iran attaining nuclear capabilities, Israel will act militarily by itself,” Intelligence Minister Israel Katz said in an interview in Tokyo. “There are changes that can be made (to the agreement) to ensure that they will never have the ability to have a nuclear weapon.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These threats against Iran by Intelligence Minister Katz are only for domestic consumption, to placate the Israeli voters that Tel Aviv is doing "someething" to alleviate the alleged "existential threat" represented by Iran (which only collectively exists in the fevered brains of those in the Knesset in Tel Aviv).

What Israel has been cheerleading for, consistently, is a US attack against Iran, with the costs only to be borne only with American blood and American money, not Israeli.

And of course, that may well lead to a war with Russia over Iran, as Russian politicians and military commanders have consistently pledged that should Iran get attacked militarily, Russia will come to its aid.

IF President Trump is in any way as smart as he purports to be, he will sit this one out, and let it be Israel getting clobbered by both the Iranian and Russian military.

Unfortunately, with the choke-hold Tel Aviv has on US foreign policy, that is as likely a scenario as is pigs discovering they are aerodynamic.

Oct 28 09:18

HOW THE CIA FUNDED & SUPPORTED LITERARY MAGAZINES WORLDWIDE WHILE WAGING CULTURAL WAR AGAINST COMMUNISM

Over the course of this tumultuous year, new CIA director Mike Pompeo has repeatedly indicated that he would move the Agency in a “more aggressive direction.” In response, at least one person took on the guise of former Chilean president Salvador Allende and joked, incredulously, “more aggressive”? In 1973, the reactionary forces of General Augusto Pinochet overthrew Allende, the first elected Marxist leader in Latin America. Pinochet then proceeded to institute a brutal 17-year dictatorship characterized by mass torture, imprisonment, and execution. The Agency may not have orchestrated the coup directly but it did at least support it materially and ideologically under the orders of President Richard Nixon, on a day known to many, post-2001, as “the other 9/11.”

Oct 28 09:18

HOW THE CIA FUNDED & SUPPORTED LITERARY MAGAZINES WORLDWIDE WHILE WAGING CULTURAL WAR AGAINST COMMUNISM

Over the course of this tumultuous year, new CIA director Mike Pompeo has repeatedly indicated that he would move the Agency in a “more aggressive direction.” In response, at least one person took on the guise of former Chilean president Salvador Allende and joked, incredulously, “more aggressive”? In 1973, the reactionary forces of General Augusto Pinochet overthrew Allende, the first elected Marxist leader in Latin America. Pinochet then proceeded to institute a brutal 17-year dictatorship characterized by mass torture, imprisonment, and execution. The Agency may not have orchestrated the coup directly but it did at least support it materially and ideologically under the orders of President Richard Nixon, on a day known to many, post-2001, as “the other 9/11.”

Oct 27 13:07

Potential showdown in eastern Syria over IS-held territory

As U.S.-allied fighters hurtle down the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, a showdown could ensue between the U.S. and Russia, whose allies are racing to take over the same strategic oil-rich territory from the Islamic State group.

While the two sides will likely avoid a direct confrontation, the capture of Raqqa by the U.S.-backed forces, followed by their swift seizure of Syria's largest oil field from IS, has irked Damascus, which needs the oil to boost its flagging economy.

As the rival international coalitions compete to defeat the militants and snap up oil and gas fields, the Russian military has issued a stream of angry statements, accusing the U.S. of colluding with the Islamic State and other extremist groups in a bid to stymie the government's advances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think, at this point, it is only a matter of time before we see Russian/Syrian and US-backed jihadists tangling militarily.

The potential for a US strike has been escalated by Israeli threats (and the carrying out of those threats) to strike Syria as long as there is any Iranian military presence there.

Israel is going to war in Syria to fight Iran

The situation in Syria looks as though it is heading into a very volatile place, and I hope Russia can ratchet down the tensions.

Oct 27 10:39

Dozens of Russian defense companies included in list of potential new US sanction targets

The US is edging towards the eventual implementation of a new round of sanctions against Russia after the State Department provided Congress with a list of Russian defense and intelligence entities, missing the deadline by almost a month.

“Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has authorized the department to issue guidance to the public specifying the persons or entities that are part of or operating on behalf of the defense or intelligence sectors of the government of the Russian Federation,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said. “What that means is that Secretary Tillerson has signed off on this and it is now being held on Capitol Hill.”

The State Department is “currently informing Congress, key US industries stakeholders and our allies and partners” of the directive, she added.

Oct 27 10:05

Bullsh*T ‘Russian Collusion’ Narrative Collapses

The only ones to ‘collude with Russia’ were Hillary, the DNC & Obama’s FBI.

Oct 27 09:20

Russia Buys 34 Tonnes Of Gold In September

– Russia adds 1.1 million ounces to reserves in ongoing diversification from USD
– 34 ton addition brings Russia’s Central Bank holdings to 1,779t; 6th highest
– Russia’s gold reserves are at highest point in Putin’s 17-year reign
– Russia’s central bank will buy gold for its reserves on the Moscow Exchange
– Russia recognises gold’s role as independent currency and safe haven

Oct 27 07:39

Russia test fires huge 'Satan Two' ballistic missile that can carry 12 nuclear warheads and wipe out Britain or Texas in ONE devastating strike amid huge military drills

Russia carried out a successful test of its Satan 2 nuclear missile on Thursday night, the country's defense ministry said.

The rocket, also known as RS-28 Sarmat, was fired from the Plestek Cosmodrome and travelled 3,600 miles before hitting a target on the Kura test range.

Three submarines capable of carrying nuclear warheads also carried out successful ballistic missile tests, while three bombers hit ground targets with cruise missiles.

Oct 27 06:07

The Deep State and Brits colluded on Trump dossier to make Russia toxic

The document and false claims of Trump-Russia collusion form the impetus of the appointment of Robert Mueller to investigate the baseless Trump-Russia collusion charges. As a result of the dossier, the Trump campaign was wiretapped before and after the election and Russia became too toxic for Trump to continue his friendly overtures. If Richard Nixon could go to China, and Ronald Reagan could go the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War, why couldn’t Trump go to Russia and broker a peace. Isn’t peace a better alternative? Not for the Deep State.

Oct 27 05:57

Re-visiting Russian counter-propaganda methods – The Saker

What is becoming increasingly evident is that western propagandists simply don’t understand the world they live in, especially the US Americans.

What I propose to do today is to share with you a few recent examples of what Russian households are regularly exposed to.

By now, you must have heard about the CNN report about how the evil Russkies used Pokemon to destabilize and subvert the USA.

Oct 26 18:25

Flashback: Rob Reiner, Morgan Freeman Help Launch Committee to Investigate Russia

The nonprofit aims "to help Americans recognize and understand the gravity of Russia’s continuing attacks on our democracy."

Oct 26 13:50

Clinton Team and Democrats ‘Bankrolled’ Trump Dirty Dossier

The real Russia scandal? Clinton campaign paid for the fake Russia dossier, then lied about it & covered it up.

US President Donald Trump has seized on reports that Hillary Clinton’s team bankrolled a sleazy dossier of allegations linking him to Russia.

Unfounded claims that Mr Trump had been filmed with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel surfaced in the closing stretch of last year’s White House race.

Oct 26 09:35

Poll: 79% Ukrainians do not support Poroshenko

The current Ukrainian government is rapidly losing its supporters and the number of dissatisfied citizens is growing.

This was stated at a press conference in Kiev, said the head of sociological programs of the Center for Sociological Studies "Sofia" Alexander Levtsun.

The increase in prices by 20%, the growth of utility tariffs and unpopular laws passed by the authorities are the reason for the growth of dissatisfied citizens. The overwhelming majority, namely 79% of respondents to some extent do not approve the work of Peter Poroshenko as president of Ukraine.

Oct 26 09:25

Journalist’s ‘Russian Wife’ Twitter Dig Betrays Last Acceptable Prejudice

A British journalist’s tweet, in which he makes an insinuation about a political donor’s wife for no other reason than the fact she is Russian, has left some asking whether he would be happy to treat other nationalities in the same way.

Oct 26 02:30

Clintons, Obama officials are about to get the scrutiny they deserve

Questions about Uranium One were supposed to die with Clinton’s inevitable presidential victory. But her loss proved that the Clinton ship is sinking much faster than the Washington establishment expected. Those who gambled on her victory (Holder, Lynch, Mueller, Comey, Rosenstein and, most importantly, Obama) can either go down with the ship as an investigation unfolds or give up any loyalty to the Clinton machine.

Oct 26 02:08

Why doesn’t Hillary’s ‘dossier’ trick count as treason?

What’s the difference between the infamous Russian dossier on Donald Trump and that random fake-news story you saw on Facebook last year? The latter was never used by America’s intelligence community to bolster its case for spying on American citizens nor was it the foundation for a year’s worth of media coverage.

Oct 25 14:25

NATO seeking to add 2 new commands for fear of ‘potential conflict’ with Russia – report

NATO is reportedly mulling the creation of two new commands designed to improve allied logistics and protect supply lines – all in a bid to address weaknesses in any potential conflict with Russia, says a report by the Wall Street Journal citing sources.

NATO defense ministers will review the new command structures at their quarterly meeting in November, allied officials told the newspaper.

The recommendations reportedly include a new NATO logistics command that would focus on moving people and material more quickly, and a command for the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, meant to focus on protecting sea lanes, critical for securing Europe from submarine threats.

Oct 25 13:32

One killed, three injured incl MP, in car explosion in Kiev - officials (PHOTOS)

One man was killed and three others injured in a car blast in central Kiev, according to Ukraine's Interior Ministry. An MP and his driver are among the victims, according to the official’s Facebook page.

Oct 25 13:09

George W. Finally Found His Voice

George W. is in good company with his father and pals Bill and Barack, fellow travelers seeking the “new world order”

George W. Bush stayed mum during most of his presidency. He started with a strong voice in his first year as president, after 9/11...His voice then faltered as he tried to make the case for invading Afghanistan and Iraq

Oct 25 12:17

The FBI’s Political Meddling

But now we come to the Rosatom disclosures last week in The Hill, a newspaper that covers Congress.

Here’s another story as plausible as we can make it based on credible reporting. After the Cold War, in its own interest, the U.S. wanted to build bridges to the Russian nuclear establishment. The Putin government, for national or commercial purposes, agreed and sought to expand its nuclear business in the U.S.

The purchase and consolidation of certain assets were facilitated by Canadian entrepreneurs who gave large sums to the Clinton Foundation, and perhaps arranged a Bill Clinton speech in Moscow for $500,000. A key transaction had to be approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

Now we learn that, before and during these transactions, the FBI had uncovered a bribery and kickback scheme involving Russia’s U.S. nuclear business, and also received reports of Russian officials seeking to curry favor through donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

the statement that "Its significance was missed until The Hill reported on the FBI investigation last week.", is a blatant lie.

The Independent media,, (at least WRH) has been running with this since 2015; Was the gentleman whose name appears as author of this article perhaps living on another planet when the independent press, and others, broke the story in 2015?!?

Flashback, 2015: Clinton Foundation gets millions in Exchange for Uranium Deal

IF other press media outlets did know about this, they sat on it; and why?!? For fear that the spiritual spawn of Valdemorte, AKA the Clintons, would add them to their "Dead Bodies List."
Clinton Dead Bodies List

Oct 25 11:38

US senators investigating Russia increase pressure on Twitter

As social media companies face mounting political pressure from US senators investigating Russia, Twitter says it will “dramatically increase transparency” of political ads by disclosing information about who’s running adverts on their platform.

Bruce Falck, the general manager of revenue product at Twitter, announced Tuesday that the company will launch “an industry-leading transparency center” that will provide users with additional information on all ads currently running on Twitter.

Oct 25 09:59

Moscow Surprised by UK Initiative to Probe Russia's Influence on Brexit Vote

Russia is surprised by a UK lawmaker's initiative to investigate Russia's possible use of social media to influence the Brexit referendum and June's general elections, according to the Russian ambassador to the United Kingdom, Alexander Yakovenko.

Oct 25 08:51

Canada wants Russia to be barred from 2018 Olympics

President of the National Olympic Committee of Canada (COC) Tricia Smith urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to immediately impose sanctions against Russia, to temporarily suspend Russian athletes from international competitions, regardless of the outcome of two ongoing investigations of IOC commissions.

Oct 25 08:12

FBI Informant Has Emails and Video Evidence of Russian Efforts to Win Favor of Clintons in Uranium One Deal (Video)

In 2009 the FBI had substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States.

According to Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) an FBI confidential informant holds information about the handling of a criminal probe linked to a controversial deal that ceded ownership of U.S. uranium assets to the Russian government.

Despite an ongoing criminal investigation into officials working for subsidiaries of Rosatom, the Russian government entity seeking to acquire ownership of U.S. uranium, the Obama Administration approved the deal. The Justice Department has reportedly threatened to prosecute the informant if he discloses details of his involvement in the investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The alleged "Justice Department", under Chief Justice Sessions, appears to have morphed into the "Just Us" department, constantly protecting those elite criminal members of society who make morally, if not legally, questionable deals and profit from those deals financially.

Oct 25 08:08

A Soft Landing in the Middle East?

Trump fans, that endangered and vanishing species, are going through hard times. Even a devoted admirer of the Orange Man couldn’t swallow his strange battle of words with Kim, his threats to Iran, his UNESCO farce – and keep a straight face. The only comfort is that Hillary would have been even worse. Is he a comic miscast, a buffoon? Actually, Trump is doing the thankless job of soft-landing the US Empire.

Oct 24 17:27

Laura Ingraham Reacts to George W. Bush Speech

The Globalist Cabal Uniting Yesterday to slam the Trump Administration to encourage everyone to be more globally fine tuned as a country...

Oct 24 17:18

The American Left: RIP – Paul Craig Roberts

The left, which formerly stood for “peace and bread,” today stands for Identity Politics and war.

Once upon a time the leftwing of the political spectrum was committed to the advancement of the working class and its protection from political and economic abuse by the owners of the means of production.

The American leftwing has been transmogrified and splintered into separate “victim groups”—women, racial minorities, homosexuals, transgendered.

The oppressors are no longer oligarchs who own the means of production.

The working class has been redefined as “the Trump deplorables.”The oppressor is the sexist, misogynist, homophobic, heterosexual, fascist, white supremacist male working class.

Oct 24 11:15

Democratic Lobbyist Tony Podesta Targeted In ‘Trump-Russia’ Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly begun looking at Tony Podesta, a Democratic lobbyist and brother of HIllary Clinton’s campaign chairman, as part of his probe into “Russian meddling” in the 2016 US presidential election.

The probe into Podesta and his lobbying firm, the Podesta Group, grew out of an inquiry into the finances of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s finances, NBC News reported Monday.

Oct 24 10:58

BREAKING: Russia vetoes UN resolution for further inspections of “Syrian chemical weapons”

Russia’s move will save time and money over a dead-horse issue that the west continues to flog.

Oct 24 10:01

US House Intel Committee Announces Inquiry Into Obama-Era Russian Uranium Deal

S House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes told reporters on Tuesday that they are launching a probe of the Russian uranium deal, dating back to the presidency of Barack Obama.

"What we are going to announce today is [an] inquiry of Russia into the Uranium deal that was several years ago," Nunes stated, adding that "this is just the beginning of this probe."

Nunes has explained that the lawmakers were concerned why the Congress was not informed the 2010 Russian deal involving US uranium. The strategic uranium deal was approved by a committee made up of representatives of US government agencies, including the State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Drip...Drip...Drip...

Oct 24 08:34

Russia to test its Satan 2 ballistic missile that could 'beat any defences' and obliterate 'an area the size of France'

Russia is preparing to carry out test launches of its 100-tonne 'Satan 2' ballistic missile, also known as RS-28 Sarmat.

The next generation intercontinental ballistic missile can 'beat any defences' and wipe out entire countries, according to Russia's military.

The weapon has been in the pipeline since 2009 and is now ready after several setbacks, with initial trials to be carried out before the end of the year, sources claim.

Launches will be held at the Plesetsk testing ground in west Russia and, if successful, the weapon could by in use by 2019 - 2020.

It could deliver warheads of 40 megatons - 2,000 times as powerful as the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

Oct 24 08:29

US Airstrike Kills 14 Civilians in Eastern Syria

US warplanes attacked the Qusur District of Syria’s city of Deir Ezzor, a government-held area in the nation’s far east, killing at least 14 civilians and wounding 32 others, according to reports.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that 22 civilians had been killed in the attack. The US has not commented on the incident yet, but spokesman Col. Dillon promised to “check the reports.”

He said there would be “no reason” for the US to attack the city, as neither the US nor its Kurdish allies are operating in the area. That, of course, is not exactly a denial, and it’s unclear if we’ll hear about it again soon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not know what the Vegas odds are of the US and Russian engaging in direct military conflict in Syria; but my guess is, we are right on the keening edge of this happening, if the US keeps attacking this sovererign nation, against which the US government has not declared war, and which has not invited this country to assist them in getting rid of their jihadist rebels.

Oct 24 07:57

BOOM: THE CLINTONS, US URANIUM, PUTIN, AND THE FBI

Consider this plot line. Follow the bouncing ball.

Putin wants 20% of uranium on US soil. That 20% is already owned by a Canadian mining company.

The Canadian executives want to sell it to Putin.

But because uranium is a US “national security” product, various US federal agencies have to OK the deal. One of those agencies is the US State Department.

The State Department is headed up by Hillary Clinton. Her Department says yes to the uranium deal.

The kicker? Those Canadian mining executives, who wanted the sale to Putin to go through, donated millions to the Clinton Foundation.

Getting the picture?

On April 23, 2015, the NY Times ran a story under the headline: Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real "Russian collusion" happened under President Obama's and Secretary of State Clinton's watch, and fattened the coffers of the Clinton Foundation (translation: the Clinton's personal fortune) immesurably.

For all the evil and destruction for this country in which both Clintons have been so intimately involved, there seems to be very little outrage,almost zero coverage by the corporate presstitues, and absolutely no consequences....until perhaps at this moment.

But the independent media needs to focus on this story like a lazer, to absolutely discredit anything coming out of the mouths of both Bill and Hillary Clinton for the rest of their miserable lives, and enabling the Democratic Party to come to the collective realisation that they are both live liabilities, to be shunned as though they had the plague.

Not getting heard, or not getting any air time from any outlet, ever again, because their credibility was completely smashed into smithereens, would be the most just form of punishment possible for these two; they will wither without the public spotlight in their faces, and a microphone in front of them.

Oct 24 07:57

Clinton pushes back on Russian uranium deal reports: 'Baloney'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that renewed focus on Russian uranium deals approved during her tenure is nothing more than debunked “baloney" and a sign that Republicans are nervous about the current intelligence probe into Moscow's efforts to meddle with last year's election.

"I think the real story is how nervous they are about these continuing investigations," the former Democratic presidential nominee said during an interview broadcast on C-SPAN.

The renewed interest in the so-called Uranium One deal came after The Hill reported last week that the FBI had gathered solid evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery and extortion before the Obama administration approved the sale to Russia of a company that controls 20 percent of America's uranium supply.

Oct 24 07:45

Press review: Iraq, Russia to deepen ties and Syrian opposition, Damascus eye direct talks

Moscow will host a meeting of the Russian-Iraqi intergovernmental commission on Tuesday. The parties are expected to discuss the energy projects in Kirkuk whose implementation came into question after the province was put under the control of the central government in Baghdad, Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes. For one, Russia’s Rosneft oil company had reached an agreement with Erbil on several projects, including the construction of a gas pipeline in the autonomous region, according to media reports. The Russian energy giant, Gazprom, was likewise eying joint energy projects with Erbil. Now Russia will have to conduct negotiations on these deals with Baghdad rather than Erbil.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You can't DO that!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 24 07:44

Are Russia, Iran outflanking the US in Iraq?

Russia deftly manages potentially choppy ties with Iran, while the United States claims Iran "subverting Iraq."

Oct 24 06:12

Russia's top prosecutor asks US attorney general to explore rationale for Magnitsky Act

Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika has sent a letter to the new US attorney general, requesting a probe into the justification of the Magnitsky Act. "I have just sent two letters to my counterpart, the new US attorney general. The first letter contains a request to launch a criminal case against the Ziff brothers and Mr. Browder, while the second concerns the Magnitsky Act," Chaika said in a speech broadcast by the Rossiya 24 TV channel. Chaika has told reporters that the act in question had been adopted without any reason, while it had been lobbied by some interested parties. "From our standpoint, there is every reason to say that the act does not have any foundation and was adopted at the initiative of some criminal persons," the Russian prosecutor general pointed out. According to Chaika, Moscow has data proving that more than $1 bln was transferred from Russia to companies affiliated with American-British financier William Browder.

Oct 24 05:40

US agents deny Russian diplomats access to remove archive from San Francisco consulate

"The US authorities did not give us access to the building of the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco, that was closed by their decision on September 2, in order to take away the consular archive. Instead they independently packed and removed it to Washington," the statement said. The diplomatic mission noted that this was done "regardless of repeated protests of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the embassy." On October 23, the archive was moved to the Russian embassy. The statement stresses that "consular archives and documents are inviolable at any time and regardless of their whereabouts." "By its actions, the US party once again grossly violated the relevant provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and the bilateral consular convention," the Russian embassy said.

Oct 24 05:23

Russian defense chief highlights development of Russian-Indian military cooperation

...Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman noted that Russia is India’s key partner in the defense sphere, adding that strategic cooperation between the two countries will be developing. The talks between the two ministers were held on the sidelines of the fourth ASEAN Defense Ministers’ and Dialogue Partners' Meeting (ADMM-Plus).

Oct 24 05:16

Russia’s food exports outpace arms sales. Turkish restrictions for agricultural products discriminating

Russia’s exports of agriculture products and food increased almost 5% last year, outpacing arms exports, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday. "In 2016, exports of food and agriculture products increased 4.9% to $17.1. In 2016, arms sales amounted to $15.3 bln," he said, adding that this brings food exports higher than arms exports. According to Putin, the farming sector is currently Russia’s biggest non-commodity exporter. In January-August 2017, food and primary produce exports grew 19.6% to $11.9 bln, he said, adding that a boost in the country’s export potential is one of the triggers of its economic growth.
Turkey imposed additional requirements to import of agricultural products from Russia on October 9. Exporters of unrefined sunflower oil, corn, dry peas, unshelled rice, sunflower oil cake and durum wheat are obliged to make additional certification of VAT invoices. http://tass.com/economy/972282

Oct 24 05:09

US spy aircraft fly at 10-15 km distance from Russia’s south border

US reconnaissance aircraft flew close to the Russian border during their flights over the Black Sea, Commander of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army of Russia’s Southern Military District Lieutenant-General Viktor Sevostyanov told TASS on Tuesday. US Global Hawk strategic drones and manned RS-135 and P-8A Poseidon aircraft approached the southern Russian border at 10-15 km distance, the commander said. According to the commander, the US manned reconnaissance aircraft and drones make special flights in the zone of the army’s responsibility with constant frequency... The fighter jets of Russia’s 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army scramble to define the type of reconnaissance aircraft and shadow them along the flight route, the general said. "In 2017, our planes performed 100 such flights, of which operations to shadow drones accounted for over 70%," Sevostyanov said.

Oct 23 14:38

John Brennan’s Police State USA – Mike Whitney

So it all started with Brennan, the resentful Intel chief who got his nose bloodied by Putin in Syria and decided to seek his revenge.

And, keep in mind, Washington’s Sunni proxies were not a division of the Pentagon; they were entirely a CIA confection: CIA recruited, CIA-armed, CIA-funded and CIA-trained. The defeat is not a loss for the US Military, but a blot on the record of CIA Director John Brennan, the architect and main proponent of the failed project to remove Assad. Brennan’s whole scheme has gone down in flames.

Oct 23 11:55

Tillerson Demands Iran "Militias" Leave Iraq As Fighting Against ISIS "Comes To A Close"

One week after we reported that the head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard (which two weeks ago was designated by the US as a terrorist organization), Qassem Soleimani, was observed in Erbil last Sunday where he met with Kurdistan regional president Barzani to "discuss" the growing crisis - the latest indication of Iran's surging influence in the region - and just days before Iraq sent in troops assisted by Iranian militia into Iraq's Kurdish region, which promptly regained control over the oil-rich Kirkuk region, on Sunday Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Iranian "militias" need to leave Iraq as the fight against Islamic State militants was coming to an end.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's take a look at a map of Iran:

Iran and surrounding countries

IF the US military is planning a strike against Iran, they will need all Iranian militia out of Iraq, if they are looking to base some military actions against Iran from Iraq, with which it shares a border.

Additionally, the SDF, which recently captured the Syrian city of Raqqah, are refusing to turn it over to the Syrian government; SDF refuses to hand Raqqah over to the Syrian government

It is conceivably possible that the US military is thinking about using Raqqah a "base" for both operations against the Syrian government and Iran.

But I would politely suggest that the US government and military think twice about an attempted decap against Tehran; Russia has long stated that should Iran be attacked militarily, Russia will come to its aid.

And BTW, what specific charges does Secretary of State Tillerson hold against Iran's Revolutionary Guard?!? Sir, if you expect young Americans to die to neutralize Israel's "existential enemy du jour", I believe American mothers and fathers need a reason for this to happen, not just unspeicified accusations.

Oct 23 09:53

Bill Clinton sought State’s permission to meet with Russian nuclear official during Obama uranium decision

As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill Clinton sought clearance from the State Department to meet with a key board director of the Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom — which at the time needed the Obama administration’s approval for a controversial uranium deal, government records show.

Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom’s board of supervisors, was listed on a May 14, 2010, email as one of 15 Russians the former president wanted to meet during a late June 2010 trip, the documents show.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Uranium One was all about the Russian money, and about selling their brother and sister Americans out of control of this uranium for a given period of time.

And the Clintons are certainly adept at taking money - any country's money -as was well proven with Chinagate.

Chinagate and the Clintons

Oct 23 08:05

Rusyn Report: Ukraine will lose Transcarpathia to Hungary

The other day I met with representatives of the Rusyn movement from Transcarpathia residing in one of the countries of Eastern Europe. For security reasons, I cannot name these guests of mine, since in Transcarpathia they have relatives and friends who are under constant threat.

According to them, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is unleashing a real hunt for Rusyn leaders, and many people have disappeared without a trace, while others are forced to cease their operations in the face of threats of physical violence.

As is well known, SBU officers are now being trained by their CIA colleagues, thanks to which their professional skills have greatly improved, as well as their equipment. My friends from Transcarpathia very highly estimate the capacities of the “Ukrainian Gestapo,” as the SBU is called in anti-fascist circles. The main factor behind the success of this service is not so much its professionalism as its brutality and disregard for legal norms.

Oct 23 08:04

Why Vladimir Putin Deserves a Nobel Peace Prize (Seriously)

For many years, and despite all evidence to the contrary, the Western media has forwarded the inane idea that Vladimir Putin ranks in the same club with some of history's most loathsome creatures, up to and including Hitler.

The reality is that the Russian leader has done more to promote the cause of global peace and security than any other Western leader in recent times. That explains why he is the object of such intense scorn.

Oct 22 12:00

Israeli Merkava Hit by Hezbollah in 2006

This is what Hezbollah fighters did to Merkava MBT's in 2006 with Kornet ATGM's. The Israelis advanced up valleys without clearing the ridges. The Kornet outranged the Israeli's tank guns by over 1,000 meters and the Israelis couldn't elevate their tank cannons enough to shoot back anyway. They were out thought and out fought.
The IDF has been fighting unarmed people in the main since 1973. Hezbollah,the Iranians and Syrians are experienced blooded fighters with good weapons and tactics as well as strategy and they are backed up by The Bear. All the Israelis have left are nukes and the weakened US.
A very dangerous situation for the Planet and the People indeed..

Oct 22 08:43

The Real Danger of Refusing to Certify the Iran Deal

President Trump’s decision not to certify the Iran nuclear deal is reckless and dangerous. By all accounts—including that of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), America’s European allies, the U.S. intelligence community and Trump’s national security team—Iran has complied with the restrictive terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and significantly rolled back its nuclear program, while subjecting itself to the most intrusive inspections regime in the world.
Undermining a successful nonproliferation agreement in this way isolates America, sows doubt about its credibility and trustworthiness, signals to other rogue regimes, like North Korea, the imperative of a nuclear deterrent, and worst of all, needlessly puts the United States and Iran back on the road to confrontation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, the hubristic rantings of one of Trump's "President Whisperers", Israel's Bibi Nentanyahu, have driven President Trump over the edge of reason, and into a closed mindset that only a successful, regime-changing war against Iran will stop it from developing nuclear weapons past the point of no return.

There are three major factors absent President Trump's calculus on this; first, that Russia will, most certainly, come to Iran's aid if militarily attacked.

Secondly, the people of this country have become war weary and war sceptical about yet another potential military misadventure in the Middle East or other places, when the wars in Afghanistan; Iraq; Yemen; Libya; and Niger, continue to go horribly badly for this country.

And third, and perhaps most importantly, although President Trump has been getting much cheerleading for a potential attack against Iran by Israel and Saudi Arabia, the horrific costs of such an invasion will be borne only in American blood and American money.

As a businessman, President Trump needs, right now, to be thinking cost/benefit ratio for such a war; if he does not, the potential harm to this country, from such an attempted invasion and occupation if the US doesn't win it, will be extraordinary bad.

Oct 22 06:25

US-Backed Syrian Kurds Transfer Key Gas Field To Russians After Secret Talks

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The gas field, which had the largest capacity of any in Syria prior to the conflict, is capable of producing 450 million cubic feet (13 million cubic meters) of natural gas per day. It is named for the American company which first discovered gas reserves and built a processing plant at the location, however, ConocoPhillips turned the facility over to the state-run Syrian Gas Company in 2005 and has no current association with it.

Beirut-based al-Masdar News broke the story based on Syrian military sources:

Nonetheless the unexpected transfer of the Conoco Gas Field by the SDF to the Syrian government does now raise questions as to whether or not the hitherto competition the Syrian Arab Army and Kurdish-led militias to seize control of the much larger Al-Omar Oil Field from ISIS further south is still on .>>>

Oct 21 10:11

What Do Hillary, Uranium One, And An FBI Bust Of A Deep Cover Russian Spy Network Have In Common?

In 2010, shortly after Hillary Clinton assumed her position as Secretary of State in the Obama administration, the FBI broke up a deep-cover Russian spy ring that had been operating in the U.S. for decades. The operation, code named "Ghost Stories," was a huge bust for the FBI that handed the U.S. intelligence community 10 highly trained, deep-cover, Russian spies presumably with immensely valuable insights into Russia's covert operations in the homeland. All of which is why its so confounding that Hillary, as Secretary of State, "worked so feverishly" to retun them all to Moscow posthaste rather than exploit their intelligence value to the fullest extent possible.

As the Daily Caller points out today, the FBI's bust couldn't have come at a worse time for the Clintons as it came literally the day before Bill Clinton delivered a $500,000 speech in Moscow on behalf of a Russian bank with an interest in securing approval of the controversial Uranium One deal...oh the tangled webs...

Oct 21 10:11

Emails Reveal Bill Clinton Met With Vladimir Putin Just Before Uranium One Deal

If President Trump or anyone even remotely close to his presidency, including his best friend from 2nd grade that he hadn't seen in 40 years, sought to meet with key Russian nuclear officials, in Moscow, just months before the federal government approved a very controversial deal handing Vladimir Putin 20% of U.S. uranium reserves, despite an ongoing investigation into Russian fraud, bribery, extortion and money laundering, it would be the only story played on a 24 x 7 loop on CNN and MSNBC.

Ironically, that is exactly what new emails dug up by The Hill show that Bill Clinton did in June 2010, just months before the Uranium One deal was approved by a committee on which his wife, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, sat. Oh, and did we mention that Bill's Clinton Foundation just happened to collect millions of dollars in bribes donations from Russian sources and Uranium One shareholders shortly after his Moscow meetings?

Oct 21 09:45

Putin Slams US: "The Biggest Mistake Russia Ever Made Was To Trust You"

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet formally declared his intention to seek another term as leader of Russia, but many observers noted that a sweeping speech he gave at the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi this week served as a template for his campaign ahead of the March election.

The speech’s overarching theme was to burnish Putin’s accomplishments as the man who restored “power and respect” to Russia. But in doing so, he heaped abuse on the US and its western allies, accusing them of selectively adhering to international law, and of taking advantage of Russia during the 1990s when the country was struggling to rebuild following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bloomberg reported.

He accused the US of abusing Russia’s trust, and seeking to take advantage of the political and economic chaos that persisted for much of the 1990s and early 2000s, according to Russia Today.

Oct 21 09:42

Putin: "Russia will not allow Donbass to be massacred"

On October 19th, at a session of the Valdai discussion club, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a number of important and even programmatic statements concerning not only current issues, but also the conceptual foundations of relations between Russia and the West. While these statements deserve a separate, larger article altogether, here we will limit ourselves to analyzing President Putin’s statements on the situation in and around Donbass.

According to Putin, Ukraine must grant the Donbass republics a special status and adopt an amnesty law in order to resolve the conflict in East Ukraine. If this is not done, he argued, then any seizure of the border between Russia and the unrecognized republics would lead only to a tragedy comparable to the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Herzegovina. “There would be a massacre. But we will not allow this,” Putin said.

Oct 21 09:38

Trump Orders Administration to Deter Conflict With Russia

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster announced that Rex Tillerson has been given the lead in the area of fostering cooperation with Russia.

Oct 21 09:35

Top senator expects US will exert ‘unprecedented pressure’ to influence Russian presidential polls

The Chair of Russia’s Foreign Affairs Committee expects that the US will seek to influence the country’s presidential election next year, saying Washington will only settle for victory by a pro-Western candidate.

“The United States recognizes elections as fair and democratic only when they are won by pro-western candidates,” Senator Konstantin Kosachev wrote on his Facebook page on Friday.

“In the case of any other outcome, election procedures and results are anathema to them,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nikki Haley says interfering in another nation's elections is an act of war. So, according to her, the US Government has just declared war on Russia!

Oct 21 09:19

FBI informant blocked from telling Congress about Russia nuclear corruption case, lawyer says

An American businessman who worked for years undercover as an FBI confidential witness was blocked by the Obama Justice Department from telling Congress about conversations and transactions he witnessed related to the Russian nuclear industry's efforts to win favor with Bill and Hillary Clinton and influence Obama administration decisions, his lawyer tells The Hill.

Attorney Victoria Toensing, a former Reagan Justice Department official and former chief counsel of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday she is working with members of Congress to see if they can get the Trump Justice Department or the FBI to free her client to talk to lawmakers.

“All of the information about this corruption has not come out,” she said in an interview Tuesday. “And so my client, the same part of my client that made him go into the FBI in the first place, says, 'This is wrong. What should I do about it?'”

Oct 21 09:16

US-Backed Syrian Kurds Transfer Key Gas Field To Russians After Secret Talks

In a move that surprised many observers of the ongoing war for Deir Ezzor province, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) handed over one of Syria's largest gas fields to Russian forces on Thursday, possibly as the result of unprecedented direct talks between high ranking Russian officials and Kurdish leaders in Qamishli in northeastern Syria.

Oct 21 09:07

Ministers weigh plans to broaden Iran-Russia defense ties

Iranian and Russian defense ministers explored avenues for the enhancement of military cooperation between Tehran and Moscow in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

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