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Nov 23 13:51

Putin says European Parliament’s resolution on Russian media points to degrading democracy

"If they take this decision (on fighting ‘Russia’s propaganda’), that means we are witnessing political degradation of democratic ideas in the Western society," Putin told reporters.
MP: EU Parliament resolution on combating propaganda shows liberal Europe’s weakness http://tass.com/politics/914227
Diplomat says Moscow never discriminates Western media on its territory http://tass.com/politics/914217

Nov 23 13:35

US to deploy full-scale military bases in Black Sea area

NATO's plans on global dominance and weakening of competing countries, Russia first of all, will not be reconsidered by the new US Administration. The Center for European Policy Analysis, which is close to the US government ans id funded by the State Department, prepared a report, where it is proposed to fulfill a program on militarization of the Black Sea basin, active engagement of the NATO member-countries in US plans on missile defence build-up in Europe. In fact, the US was carrying out such policy long ago. In early-2000 a program on forward deployment was adopted, and it's not a NATO's one, but the American. Such bases were created in European countries - new NATO members as Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic - and were logistics centres for that time. Now the case should be about deployment of full-scale military bases. Second, Trump has never claimed that NATO is a useless tool.

Nov 23 13:32

Japan vows to respond to Russia's deployment of missile systems on Kuril Islands

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida stated that Japan would take appropriate measures in return after Russia deployed missile complexes on the Kuril Islands. "We attach great importance to it, and we will respond accordingly after the information is verified," the minister told Kyodo news agency. The Russian Defense Ministry deployed Bal and Bastion anti-missile systems on the Kuril islands of Iturup and Kunashir on November 22. Coastal missile complex Bastion is equipped with supersonic missiles P-800 Onyx. The system is able to destroy surface ships of different classes and types. One system may have up to 36 missiles to be able to protect more than 600 km of coastline. Armed with low-altitude subsonic anti-ship missiles X-35, the Bal missile system is able to destroy ground and surface targets of the enemy at a distance of about 130 km. The X-35 missile is capable of destroying ships with a displacement of 5,000 tons.

Nov 23 13:25

Moscow and Washington seek extradition of Russian citizen accused of cyberattacks

The Czech Republic has received requests for extradition of Russian national Yevgeni Nikulin, accused of cyberattacks, who was arrested in Prague, from both Russia and the US, Czech Justice Ministry Spokesperson Tereza Schejbalova told TASS on Wednesday. According to her, the two extradition requests arrived almost simultaneously. The prosecutor’s office will review both requests and then submit them to Prague’s City Court which will make a decision on the Russian national’s extradition. It is possible that the country’s justice minister will participate in the process. Yevgeni Nikulin was arrested in Prague on October 5. A Californian court had charged him with cyberattacks against US targets.

Nov 23 12:46

Situation with water supplies in Lugansk region remains unsolved — OSCE envoy

"The humanitarian subgroup has considered the issues of water and energy supplies in the Lugansk region," Sajdik said. "The situation has remained unsolved and this arouses concern." Shelling with heavy weapons continues along the contact line in Donbass but such weapons need to be withdrawn from the area, Sajdik said. "A tense situation remains in place along the line of disengagement. Numerous violations of the ceasefire are being reported," Sajdik said, noting "shelling with heavy weapons, which should not be there," caused the highest number of casualties...

Nov 23 12:36

Moscow Ready To Deliver Evidence Of Chemical Weapons Use By Rebel Forces In Aleppo

Russian specialists found that militants in east Aleppo used ammunition with poisonous substances, with the ammo targeting west Aleppo.

Nov 23 12:21

The Liberation of the Slaves

Donald Trump can find better Jewish allies than Zionists or liberal NWO Jews.

Donald Trump’s electoral victory unleashed pent-up tectonic energies on an unprecedented scale.

The world has been changed, much more than could be expected from any election of a US president. Just a short time has passed since election day, but it appears that the New World Order has received a shattering blow. There is a great feeling of freedom in the air, as if the vote broke the chains of a generation, and we suddenly found ourselves free.

Nov 23 12:09

Kiev threatens to cut off water supply to LPR from December 1

Kiev will off water supply to the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) from December 1 if no payment is received, Ukraine's Deputy Minister for Occupied Territories Georgy Tuka announced on Wednesday. According to him, LPR’s debt to the Popacnensky water facility amount to 121 mln hryvnias (roughly $ 4.7 mln). In early October, water pumping stations located on the Lugansk region territory controlled by the Ukrainian government, suspended water supplly to the LPR over unpaid bills. The International Committee of the Red Cross paid the October and November bills but said that it would not pay any bills after December 1. As a result, around 600,000 of the local residents may have their water supply cut off. The International Committee of the Red Cross has called upon the Contact Group on Ukraine to help solve this issue. In order to do that, the bills for electricity provided to the water pumping stations need to be paid.

Nov 23 10:04

'At war with Russia’: EU Parliament approves resolution to counter Russian media ‘propaganda’

MEPs in Strasbourg have voted on a non-legislative resolution which calls for the EU to “respond to information warfare by Russia.” RT and Sputnik news agency are alleged to be among the most dangerous "tools" of "hostile propaganda."

The EU Parliament's resolution demonstrates "political degradation" in regard to the "idea of democracy" in the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, commenting on the vote.

Putin pointed out that while "everyone tries to lecture" Russia on democracy, European lawmakers themselves resort to a policy of restrictions, "which is not the best way" to deal with any issues.

Nov 23 08:30

Clash Of Belief Systems Dominates The Biological Weapons Convention

By Janet Phelan

Conflict broke out on the floor of the Biological Weapons Convention in Geneva on the third day of the three week long meeting, with the growing division between Russia and her allies on the one hand and the US and hers on the other, evidencing in verbal accusations launched by both sectors.

Russia exerted her “right of reply” to respond to statements made by the US and Sweden which implicated Syrian forces in the use of chemical weapons in that war torn country.

According to the spokesperson for the Russian Federation, such accusations were not only “off topic” at a meeting devoted to biological—not chemical—weapons but were also patently false...

Nov 23 04:08

NATO training Ukrainian army for sabotage and Russian border checkpoints

Ukraine is apparently launching an active sabotage and terror campaign in Crimea aimed at destabilizing the situation on the Black Sea peninsula, Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes on Wednesday. This coincided with the activation of the alliance’s military advisers from the US, the UK, Canada and Lithuania in Ukraine’s power structures in early November. The two major goals are to persecute former Ukrainian troops who moved over into serving in Russia’s army after 2014 and to engage retired officers of Ukraine’s Armed Forces in reconnaissance, sabotage and terrorist activities, the paper says. The arrests of groups of Ukrainian saboteurs in Crimea over the past months and the November 20 abduction of two Russian servicemen, Maxim Odintsov and Alexander Baranov, should be viewed in this context, the paper says. The latest incident may be also construed as an act of intimidation and an element of information war.

Nov 22 13:54

How Many "Last Hospitals" Russia-led Airstrikes Destroyed in Aleppo?

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The US Corporate Media, the ones screaming "Fake News" at us, report that Russia has bombed the last hospital in Aleppo ... over and over and over and over. Is it any wonder that Russia Today asked for these hospitals to be identified and shown proof they were bombed by Russia? Is it any wonder the State Department spokesslug went into an hysterical lather when asked?

Nov 22 13:31

Fall and Rise of the Forgotten ‘Deplorables’

We’re in for a few surprises, for better or worse...

As might be anticipated, in the wake of Trump’s historic victory — a win that for all sorts of reasons has shaken the Beltway establishment and beyond to its core, and one that political junkies will be fixating on for years — there’s been much handwringing about how so many folks got the outcome so wrong. All of this has been accompanied by the obligatory hyperventilating and existential angst about what Trump’s election portends for the future.

Nov 22 10:41

Russian Experts Find Evidence Of Chemical Weapons Use By Terrorists In Aleppo – MoD

Russian experts have found evidence that terrorists have been using chemical weapons in their regular attacks in Aleppo, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.

Nov 22 09:04

Ukraine Marks ‘Dignity & Freedom Day’ As Euromaidan Dream Fades

Three years ago people in Kiev took to the streets in an anti-government protest which resulted in riots, over a hundred deaths, and an ousted government.

Nov 22 00:02

GREY CHAMPION ASSUMES COMMAND (PART TWO)

Those hoping for the Trump presidency to somehow derail this Fourth Turning are delusional. Fourth Turnings never de-intensify. They build to a bloody crescendo, with the existing social order left in tatters and clear winners and losers. I think it is useful to describe this Fourth Turning in terms everyone should understand. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote his Lord of the Rings trilogy in the midst of the last Fourth Turning. It’s not a coincidence the heroic figure of Gandalf the Grey saves the day during the Battle of Helm’s Deep. He was the Grey Champion.

Nov 21 19:49

Connecting Two Continents: The Ultimate Engineering Challenge

The Bering Strait was last crossed by humans 20,000 years ago during the ice age, when ice formed a bridge between North America and Asia. Today, 47 miles and some of the harshest ocean and arctic conditions separate the two continents.

However, there are many who believe there would be great economical, sociological, and political value in connecting the two land masses by bridge or tunnel. Imagine being able to travel from London to Moscow to Washington, DC, all over land.

Nov 21 19:43

FLASHBACK: Russia Green Lights $65 Billion Siberia-Alaska Rail and Tunnel to Bridge the Bering Strait!

If things don't get messed up we have great things to do here on Planet Earth and beyond!

In what could certainly be one of the boldest infrastructure developments ever announced, the Russian Government has given the go-ahead to build a transcontinental railway linking Siberia with North America. The massive undertaking would traverse the Bering Strait with the world’s longest tunnel – a project twice the length of the Chunnel between England and France. The $65 billion project aims to feed North America with raw goods from the Siberian interior and beyond, but it could also provide a key link to developing a robust renewable energy transmission corridor that feeds wind and tidal power across vast distances while linking a railway network across 3/4 of the Northern Hemisphere.

Nov 21 15:12

Putin: 'Trump Confirmed He Is Willing To Normalize Russia-US Relations, I Told Him The Same'

Bad news guys, we're not going to have WW3 with Russia because Putin's doing stuff Neocons don't like in some country halfway across the world.

Nov 21 15:11

Video: ‘We Are Ready To Freeze Oil Production’ – Putin On OPEC & Oil Output

Asked about Russia’s stance on limiting oil output, Putin reiterated that Moscow will support a decision to cap oil production.

Nov 21 14:59

Trailer for Oliver Stone's documentary "Ukraine on Fire"

Nov 21 14:31

Moscow Accuses Ukraine Of "Flagrant Provocation" After 2 Russian Servicemen Kidnapped In Crimea

Shortly after Russia admitted that it was moving nuclear-capable rockets to the exclave of Kaliningrad in explicit retaliation for NATO encroachment on its borders, something it had not done until today, another old hotzone has flared up again when moments ago the Russian military reported that Ukranian security operatives have abducted two Russian servicemen in Crimea, and are attempting to press criminal charges against them, the Russian military is reporting.

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"I WANT A NUCLEAR WAR BEFORE TRUMP GETS IN OFFICE!" -- Songbird

Nov 21 13:11

Think Tank Urges EU to Force Officials to Report About Sputnik, RT Appearances

The report, published by the UK think tank Henry Jackson Society, urged European parliaments to introduce new legislation, which would force politicians to report about their appearances in Russian media, as well as in Sputnik news agency and radio and the RT broadcaster.

The official launch of the report, written by Andrew Foxall, the director of the Russia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society, will be held on Wednesday in the UK House of Commons.

Alleged Ties of UK Right-Wing With Sputnik, RT

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Oh, really?!?

So, according to Andrew Foxhall, freedom of speech should only permitted ...when it is both convenient, and not from a Russian news outlet.

The nasty, name-calling, ad-hominem attacks against the people in the RT office in Edinburgh knows no bounds, apparently.

As reported at "toinformistoinfluence.com:

Oxana Brazhnik and Johanna Ross are fronting Sputnik news agency Critics claim Russian outlet is a ‘propaganda machine’ for the Kremlin Broadcaster allegedly running controversial stories to ‘destabilise UK’. These are the glamorous women fronting a new Russian news agency in Britain that experts say is tasked with spreading conspiracy theories. Oxana Brazhnik and Johanna Ross work for Sputnik, which critics claim is a propaganda machine set up by the Kremlin to destabilise the UK. Among the controversial stories the service generated was the suggestion that the murder of MP Jo Cox was linked to EU remain supporters.

I would like to suggest to the authors of this piece of codswallop that just because a question is controversial does not make it wrong.

As reported at telegraph.co.uk, regarding Thomas Mair, the man who assassinated Cox:

The man accused of murdering Jo Cox sought help for his mental health problems the night before she was killed - but was told to make an appointment and come back the next day. The disclosure comes as it emerged that Thomas Mair had allegedly bought a number of manuals from an extremist group in the US, which explained how to construct a home-made gun and munitions. There were also reports that police had found ‘Nazi regalia’ at his home. Mr Mair, 52, visited an alternative therapy centre in Birstall on Wednesday evening, the night before Mrs Cox was killed, where he explained he wanted treatment for depression. The owner of the Birstall Wellbeing Centre told Mr Mair to return the next day for an appointment but he never went back. The claims that Mr Mair had allegedly bought a number of manuals from an extremist group in the US was uncovered by the Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC), a civil rights organisation in the US. It said Mr Mair made the purchases between 1999 and 2003. Receipts for items also included Ich Kämpfe, an illustrated handbook issued to members of the Nazi party in 1942. In total, SPLC said Mr Mair had spent £430 worth of books and manuals from the National Alliance, a white separatist movement which shut down in 2013.

So, the US Southern Poverty Law center knew about this very much mentally unglued guy for some time, looking at the dates of the purchases he made; so why in the hell was he NOT on Scotland Yard's "watch list radar" as someone who could be a potential danger to himself and others?!?!?

Or was he?!?

It is a known fact that he had been treated for psychiatric problems. As reported at dailymail.co.uk:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3645727/Timid-gardener-dogged-ye... Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook">In 2010, the alleged gunman had spoken to a local newspaper of how volunteering at a park near his home on the Fieldhouse estate in Birstall had helped improve his mental health. 'I can honestly say it has done me more good than all the psychotherapy and medication in the world,' he told The Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

And understanding that the UK has some of the most restrictive gun laws on the planet, and that he himself had had both counseling and medication for his condition, how did this guy get the gun with which he killed PM Jo Cox?!? As reported in guardian.co.uk just one hour ago:

The man accused of killing Labour MP Jo Cox watched a YouTube video of someone loading and firing a sawn-off rifle, the Old Bailey has heard. Thomas Mair watched the 41-second film of an American man shooting the .22 calibre gun on 7 June - nine days before Mrs Cox's murder, jurors heard. The jury was also told that Nazi-related material was found when police raided Mr Mair's home. The 53-year-old denies murdering Mrs Cox, 41, in Birstall, near Leeds. Mr Mair, from Birstall, also denies grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon - a dagger. Earlier in the trial, the jury was shown an image of a sawn-off .22 Weihrauch bolt-action rifle, alleged to have been recovered when Mr Mair was arrested. They were told Mrs Cox's blood was on the barrel.

There was a lot of money, tons of it, riding on a "Remain" vote; and and political assassinations are not unknown in the UK.

Jo Cox was, unfortunately, the perfect poster person to be assassinated for her support of "Remain", to garner British sympathy for voting that way; and Thomas Mair, the perfect, "quiet loner", easily manipulatable patsy, for carrying out the crime.

I have to wonder if he was on some kind of mega-load of SSRI medications right before this happened; who prescribed it; and what kind of medication it was.

The trial has begun, in fact, at Old Bailey in London recently.

I seriously doubt that the Crown prosecution is going to mention anything about any medications he may have been on.

Could the receipts for the neo-Nazi stuff have been faked, as part of a set up, with which to tar his personality as a lone nutter? Just read the comments his family made, after the arrest happened, again from dailymail.co.uk:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3645727/Timid-gardener-dogged-ye... Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook">Reginald, who is believed to be from Grenada, and Mary had married when Mair was around 16. The couple lived with Duane and Mair's younger full brother Scott, while Mair stayed with his grandmother. Reginald died in the 1980s. It is not known if Mair's father, named locally as James, is still alive. Speaking from his home in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, he added: 'He's never expressed any views about Britain, or politics or racist tendencies. I'm mixed race and I'm his half-brother, we got on well. He never married. The only time I remember him having a girlfriend was as a young man, but a mate stole her off him. He said that put him off [women] for life.' He added: 'It feels like a dream that I want to wake up from. I couldn't believe it when I saw a picture of him on the news in handcuffs.' Mair's brother Scott, 50, said: 'He has a history of mental illness, but he has had help. My brother is not violent and is not all that political. I don't even know who he votes for.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3645727/Timid-gardener-dogged-ye... Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

There are still too many questions here to completely discount MP Cox's death as a potential assassination, ultimately to gain sympathy for the "Remain" campaign; these are, obviously questions a number of uber-Establishment Britons do now want to be asked, nor answered.

Nov 21 12:13

Dear President Trump: Just Say No to the Neocons

President-elect Donald Trump in his April 27 foreign policy speech, in which he said:

“My goal is to establish a foreign policy that will endure for several generations. That’s why I also look and have to look for talented experts with approaches and practical ideas, rather than surrounding myself with those who have perfect résumés but very little to brag about except responsibility for a long history of failed policies and continued losses at war. We have to look to new people.

“We have to look to new people because many of the old people frankly don’t know what they’re doing, even though they may look awfully good writing in The New York Times or being watched on television.”

Nov 21 12:10

The Upcoming War On The Alternative Media By The Deep State Mainstream Media

This declaration of war was typified by Google and FaceBook

The Mainstream Media (“MSM”), fully owned and co-opted by the Deep State Plutocrat/ Oligarch Elite, are extremely unhappy that Donald Trump won the 2016 Election.

They did not bank on this, and were completely and totally confident that their trillions of dollars of money issued by the Federal Reserve and international central banks, control of the National Security State as represented by the Military Industrial Complex, and bought and paid for representatives in the United States Legislature (Congress and Senate), Executive Branch, and Judiciary would have ensured their victory.

So what turned this election around, to upset the proverbial apple cart and deliver the Presidency to Donald J. Trump?

Nov 21 12:07

Not Everyone in Washington Is Happy That Trump and Putin Are Getting Along

Those of us who are not in favor of getting nuked were very pleased to hear that the day after the election, the mainstream media's proclaimed enemy President Vladimir Putin of Russia sent a congratulatory telegram to President-Elect Donald Trump.

But, astonishingly, not everyone in Washington is happy that Trump and Putin are getting along.

Nov 21 11:58

Trump Prepares to Take Over the Fed

Now their little party is coming to an end.

In Donald Trump’s first four years as president, he will not only choose three judges for the Supreme Court, he’ll also pick five of the seven members on the Fed Board of Governors. It would be impossible to overstate the effect this is going to have on the nation’s economic future. With both houses of Congress firmly in the GOP’s grip, we could see the most powerful central bank in the world transformed into a purely political institution that follows the diktats of one man.

Nov 21 11:48

Russia Deploys Nuclear Missiles In Retaliation To NATO "Threats"

While the detente between Russia and US president-elect Donald Trump could not have come at a more tense time, the Kremlin appears to be accelerating its head-on collision course with NATO, and as a highly placed defense official said on Monday, Moscow will deploy S-400 surface-to-air missiles and nuclear-capable Iskander systems in the exclave of Kaliningrad in retaliation for NATO deployments, confirming previous media reports of Russian intentions to once again blanket central Europe with potential nuclear ICBM coverage.

While Russia has previously said it periodically sends Iskanders to Kaliningrad, until now it has always said these were routine drills. Moscow has not linked the moves explicitly with what it says is a NATO military build-up on Russia's western borders.

Nov 21 10:08

Why Are State Sponsors of Terrorism Receiving U.S. Taxpayer Dollars?

On Tuesday, in one of the first post-election warning shots fired across Team Trump’s bow, Senator John McCain warned the president-elect not to trust “a former KGB agent who has plunged his country into tyranny, murdered his political opponents, invaded his neighbors, threatened America’s allies and attempted to undermine America’s elections.”

“At the very least, the price of another ‘reset’ would be complicity in Putin and Assad’s butchery of the Syrian people.

“That is an unacceptable price for a great nation. When America has been at its greatest, it is when we have stood on the side [of] those fighting tyranny,” McCain added. “That is where we must stand again.”

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Establishing a "no-fly" zone in Syria would translate as a war between Russia and the US; it would be one of the most stupid blunders President-Elect Trump could possibly make, and he knows it.

McCain is characteristically fact-deprived here, in his blithely ignoring the reality that Russia was invited by the Syrian government to mop up all the jihadists, including those trained and funded by the US

The other hard fact here is, there is no such thing as a "moderate jihadist" in Syria, as witnessed by so many of them incorporating into even more militant groups, and surrendering US-delivered weapons to them.

Nov 21 09:39

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN: GEORGE SOROS IS WANTED 'DEAD OR ALIVE'

Vladimir Putin has declared war on the billionaire George Soros. Last year, Putin publicly announced that Soros would never be allowed to either set foot in Russia or conduct business there again after his harmful financial speculation in the country caused considered damage to the Russian economy when the country was in the vulnerable process of adapting to capitalism. Now, it appears that Putin’s dislike of the financial speculator has hit an even more intense peak as he has declared Soros a ‘threat to Russian national security’ and called for his arrest.

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Nov 21 08:38

2017: "Safe spaces" and Putin-blaming won't save European Atlanticists

I’ve already taken note of the fact that one only has to mention some problems of the European Union and the reactions of our Westernists will boil down to one argument: “Yeah, sure, Europe is rotting, but it still hasn’t rotted since the times of the USSR.” Now, if I say that the EU is faced with the prospects of a real collapse, then our Westernists will probably write something similar to me and accuse me of belonging to Kremlin propaganda.

No matter what, I will say that the EU risks collapsing in the foreseeable future. In the end, there is nothing wrong with being considered a Kremlin propagandist, especially since I am joined by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who yesterday said the same thing. Yes, he even used the word “collapse.” What do you think - did Putin buy him or does he really think this?

Nov 21 08:37

Russia hands US its behind - Response to John Kirby

While US State Department dodging questions into its allegations is nothing new, the spokesperson John Kirby has recently gone the extra mile. Kirby stated that he would not be treating RT as an equal media organisation, to the likes of western mainstream media. Referring to the fact that Russia Today is "state sponsored" media, this apparently obliterates his responsibility to provide evidence into allegations of "Russian bombing of hospitals in Syria."

Nov 21 08:15

The new special relationship: what does Putin want from Trump?

The unlikely love-in between the president-elect and a former KGB agent who built a career on hating America has spooked many US allies. And it raises serious questions – from the fate of Edward Snowden to whether GCHQ’s secrets are safe

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Career of hate? Look who has been bashing and demonizing Russia for the last few years and how many western political careers were built on it! It has been obvious that the US misses the glory days of the Cold War of the 1950s and 1960s, when all they had to do was wag "Commies" at the American people, who would respond as conditioned in public school by wetting themselves, and flinging their money and children into war after war after war.

It is equally obvious that, rather than spend the American peoples' tax money on the American people, the US Government has tried to revive that Cold War, to go on plundering the taxpayers and feeding their favorite defense contractors, who in exchange, make lavish contributions to political campaigns of the war hawks!

As a result, the US spends more on weapons than the next 26 nations ... combined! One need only look at the list of who is invading/drone-striking/overthrowing whom for the last 15 years to see who the real threat to peace in this world is!

Nov 21 08:10

Putin Confirms Trump Is Willing To Normalize Russian-American Relations

With a shadow cold war raging between the US and Russia, Putin said that Donald Trump confirmed he was willing to mend ties: "The President-elect confirmed he is willing to normalize Russian-American relations. I told him the same."

Nov 20 12:19

Russian government spokesperson says 'the Jews' knew Donald Trump would win US election

Nope! Putin and Lavrov have not been fooled.

Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman has claimed “the Jews” knew Donald Trump would win the US election.

Maria Zakharova told a TV chat show in Russia that to gauge such political outcomes in the future, “don’t read the mainstream newspapers”.

“Our people in Brighton [Beach] will tell you everything,” she said, referring to a district of New York which is home to a large number of Jewish emigres from the former Soviet Union.

Putting on a mock-Jewish accent, the 40-year-old said Jewish people had told her: “‘Understand this – we'll donate to Clinton, of course. But we'll give the Republicans twice that amount.’

“That was it. The matter was settled for me, personally.”

Nov 20 12:16

Putin to ask Trump's permission to bomb Syria: Russian ambassador to London says airstrikes are 'diplomacy backed by force'

Russia's President Vladimir Putin is expected to contact Donald Trump once he takes over in the White House to get his agreement on bombing targets in Syria.

The Russian ambassador to London, Alexander Yakovenko, said Putin had been trying to persuade outgoing President Barack Obama to agree to Russian pilots bombing rebel targets.

But relations between Obama and Putin are at a low ebb and the Kremlin has been cold shouldered by the lame duck president.

Nov 19 20:15

Trump 11 times more popular than Clinton in Russia, poll shows

In a survey conducted by state-run pollster VTSIOM in mid-November, 45 percent of respondents said they would vote for Trump – while just 4 percent said they would back Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. A further 42 percent said they would refuse to vote, even if they had the chance.

At the same time, 69 percent of those polled said the US presidential campaign had aroused their interest, up from 53 percent in October.

Almost a third – 28 percent – of respondents said they expected Trump to become one of the best presidents in US history. Just over a third – 35 percent – said that the president-elect’s performance in the post would most likely be “average.”

Almost half – 46 percent – of the Russian public told sociologists that they expect their country’s relations with the US to improve during Trump’s presidency, up from 29 percent in October.

Nov 19 18:12

Putin’s new hypersonic missile could reach Britain in 13 MINUTES: Russia boasts of capabilities of weapon that will sit on top of a NUKE

Vladimir Putin has launched a supersonic missile that could reach the UK in 13 minutes, according to Russian missile experts.

The Object 4202 rocket was fired thousands of miles from the Yasny Launch Base in Russia to the far-east peninsula of Kamchatka with Kremlin officials calling the test a 'success'.

It is all but invisible to US anti-missile systems and moves at such high speeds it is virtually impossible to intercept.

Boasting about their new weapon, Russia's Tactical Missiles Corporation claimed it would make the Hiroshima nuclear bombs look like 'popguns'.

It could reach the west coast of the United States in 12 minutes.

Nov 19 08:44

RUSSIAN WARSHIPS PREPARE FOR LARGE-SCALE ASSAULT OFF SYRIAN COAST

On Saturday, a flotilla of Russian warships arrived off the coast of Syria. The flotilla was reportedly deployed to prepare for a large-scale land and sea assault on the ravaged city of Aleppo.

The flotilla is eight ships strong and led by Moscow’s only aircraft carrier. It is also being accompanied by a nuclear-powered missile cruiser. According to the Syrian website al-Masdar News, which the Telegraph advises is a pro-government source, the battle group is to be deployed to the region for at least six months.

Although NATO officials have said such a deployment by Russia is intended to demonstrate Moscow’s military might, the truth is that Russia is pressing on with its military operations in Syria whether or not the rest of the world is paying attention.

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Russia is about to make mincemeat of the jihadists in Aleppo.

Unfortunately, these military actions will also take out trapped civilians as well.

Nov 19 08:18

Forget Russian tanks, Kiev has a different #1 fear

Kiev is now ruled by very opinionated people who are 100% convinced that, if something happens, they’ll manage to make it to Borispol and fly away. They hope that after fleeing from Russian tanks they will be provided with jobs, money, and respect for the rest of their life. They’ll form a Ukrainian government in exile and follow Khodorkovsky with endless lawsuits in international courts and travel the world giving lectures about how much they’ve suffered from Putin and how much they miss unfortunate Ukraine. Thus, the Kiev regime is not afraid of a Russian invasion. They have an entirely different nightmare, and it is precisely this other nightmare that is creeping into their daily reality.

Nov 18 16:51

Putin: Russia Will Oppose Any Attempts To Break Global Strategic Balance, Incl. NATO Missile System

Russia will oppose attempts to disrupt the strategic balance around the world, such as NATO’s global anti-ballistic missile defense system, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, speaking to Russian generals and defense industry captains in Sochi on Friday.

Nov 18 11:34

Dear President Trump: Just Say No to the Neocons

Tell Eliot Cohen to get lost.

For the central canon of the neocon creed has been and always will be a militant internationalism.

The kudzu vine is one of the most invasive plants in existence: you cut it back, but that just emboldens it! You dig it up, but it keeps returning, stronger than ever. It is, in short, the horticultural equivalent of the neoconservatives, who have survived in spite of leading us over a cliff in Iraq, being roundly repudiated by the voters in the last three presidential elections.

Nov 18 08:43

Russia Becoming New Center of Gravity for Eastern Europe Against All Odds

The EU's influence over its eastern periphery is rapidly waning. Up until recently the EU used to be a center of gravity for many Eastern European countries, now this center is shifting to Russia, German journalist Frank Nienhuysen notes.

Nov 18 08:42

CIA and FBI agents "urgently withdrawn" from Ukraine

American intelligence officers stationed at the General Prosecutor and SBU buildings in Kiev have urgently left Ukraine. This was reported by former Verkhovna Rada deputy Igor Markov live on the Russian debate-show “The Meeting Place.”

According to Markov, this is evidence that the US is “slyly withdrawing” from Ukraine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is nothing sly about it. They are running for the border as Poroshenko faces yet another uprising by the Ukrainian people!

Nov 18 08:26

Fort Russ' Joaquin Flores on RT: "Ukraine has been plundered by the US"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"That's what we do!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 17 16:53

'No way': US military bar RT’s video agency from media event in letter likely revealing too much

An extraordinary email was received by a producer for RT’s video agency Ruptly following a request to attend one of the Pentagon's media events. Their “No way” was phrased in such a way that, one suspects, the US military official just hit the wrong "reply" button.

Having learned that a US Army and Air Force shipment with hundreds of containers had reached Germany, to be reportedly distributed elsewhere in Europe, a Ruptly producer sent a request to the US army representative to film any related media events that might shed light on the operation.

Nov 17 15:29

Obama Calls On Trump To Stand Up To Russia

US President Barack Obama has called on his successor Donald Trump to stand up to Russia, underscoring a major concern that overshadowed his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Following their meeting in Berlin on Thursday, Obama and Merkel held a press briefing to address the future of relations between the US and Europe under the pending presidency of Trump.

Nov 17 15:23

Obama Doesn’t Expect Trump To Follow His Approach To Russia

Outgoing US President Barack Obama said that he did not expect President-elect Donald Trump to follow his administration’s blueprints in dealing with Russia, yet hoped that Trump would “stand up” to Moscow.

Nov 17 15:14

Media War In Syria, Anti-Russian Hysteria Pervading Political Circles – UK MP Kawczynski

US State Department spokesman John Kirby says RT will not be treated on a par with other news outlets.

Nov 17 13:49

TRUMP PICK FOR SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WANTS TO CONFRONT RUSSIA

For those who believe Donald Trump will put an end to decades of war and interventionism, consider his possible selection as secretary of defense. Senator Tom Cotton is a senator from Arkansas. He sits on the Armed Services Committee and is a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan occupations. Cotton is considered a “hawk,” in other words, a neocon. Speaking at the Defense One Summit in Washington Thursday, Cotton said Trump will confront Russia. “I believe Donald Trump will be viewed, not just by Putin but by other world leaders, as taking a tougher line” against Russia, he said. Russia “has to have a new set of boundaries. They have to recognize that we are going to stand by our alliance structures,” according to the senator.

Nov 17 12:29

$50K dual-usage drone given to Russia without permission, says Israel Defense Ministry

A drone given to Russia’s prime minister by the Israeli agriculture minister did not contain any US technology and information – though it still wasn’t his to give away in the first place, Haaretz reported.

It must have seemed like a kind gesture from Uri Ariel at the time, as he offered Dmitry Medvedev a drone in which the Russian PM had expressed interest. After all, footage broadcast on Israeli television showed Medvedev with a wide-eyed grin as he piloted the unmanned aerial vehicle during a visit to Israeli’s Volcani research institute last week.

However, that gesture of goodwill was quickly questioned by Washington, as the drone may have contained confidential US technology, Haaretz reported. Such technology is typically used by Israel under license and cannot be transferred to a third party without permission.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is habitually careless about handing US secrets to other nations.

Nov 17 10:47

Trump, Putin Speak on Telephone

After a rancorous presidential campaign in which the Hillary Clinton team actually accused President-elect Donald Trump of being a Russian agent, a new tone is being set by the next US president. Russian president Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone this afternoon with the incoming Republican and both men agreed to work toward “constructive cooperation” between the US and Russia.

According to the Kremlin website, the two agreed to “return to pragmatic, mutually beneficial cooperation, which would address the interests of both countries as well as stability and safety the world over.”

Nov 17 10:41

A Visit To Russia For “Life Extension” Of The Planet

On October 9, I was in the Nevada desert with Catholic Workers from around the world for an action of prayer and nonviolent resistance at what is now called the Nevada National Security Site, the test site where between 1951 and 1992, nine hundred and twenty-eight documented atmospheric and underground nuclear tests occurred.

Nov 17 10:35

Giddy Russians Seek To Rename Street After Donald Trump To "Make Our City Great Again"

"With a street named after Donald Trump we can make Ryazan great again."

Nov 17 10:32

Diplomat says Moscow supports Baghdad by providing weapons for Iraqi army

Moscow has been supporting Baghdad in its fight against terrorism by providing weapons for the Iraqi army, Russia's Special Presidential Envoy to the Middle East and African Countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said at a round table on Thursday. "Despite all the support of the so-called anti-IS coalition led by the US, the Iraqi army and local militia have been playing the crucial role in the fight against IS (Islamic State terror group outlawed in Russia)," the Russian diplomat noted. "In this regard we have been supporting the Iraqi authorities’ efforts to combat terrorists and maintain their country’s territorial integrity, by providing weapons and military hardware for the Iraqi military," Bogdanov added.

Nov 17 10:31

30 Nusra Members, Including Commanders, Eliminated in Syria

At least 30 militants from the Jabhat Fatah al Sham including a commander who had planned an offensive in Aleppo, were eliminated as a result of airstrikes launched from the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier.

Nov 17 10:30

EU states give conditional approval to visa-free travel for Ukraine

The European Union gave conditional approval to visa-free travel for Ukraine on November 17. However, the implementation of visa-free travel for Ukrainians coming to the European Union could only take place once the bloc beefs up its mechanism to suspend visa-free agreements, the EU Council said in a statement.

Nov 17 08:43

McCain to Trump: Don't You Dare Make Peace with Russia!

Sit down. This is going to shock you. (Not). We reported yesterday on the telephone call between US president-elect Trump and Russian president Putin, where the current and future presidents discussed the need to set aside differences and look to more constructive future relations. With serious observers of this past year's increasing tensions between US and Russia openly worrying about a nuclear war breaking out, with some 300,000 NATO troops placed on Russia's border, with sanctions hurting average businesspersons on both sides, a normal person might look at the slight thaw in Cold War 2.0 as an early positive indicator of the end of the Obama Era.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) begs to differ.

In a blistering statement he released today responding to the Trump/Putin telephone call, Sen. McCain condemned any efforts by President-elect Trump to find common ground with Putin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Do you know how hard we have worked to get to the verge of a new World War?!?" -- Songbird

Nov 17 08:18

Disgraceful WaPo Anti-Putin Editorial

On November 15, neocon WaPo editors headlined “The United States is giving Putin the green light for atrocities,” saying:

Hours after Putin and Trump spoke by phone, “Russia and its Syrian allies launched a massive new bombing campaign against eastern Aleppo and other rebel-held territories.”

Fact: False! WaPo editors lied. No attack on Aleppo was launched so far. No “rebel-held areas” exist, only US-supported terrorist-infested ones.

WaPo: “There are no Islamic State forces in Aleppo, though Mr. Trump does not appear to be aware of that fact.”

Fact: There may or may not be. All anti-government forces in Syria are imported jihadist death squads. A terrorist is a terrorist is a terrorist, all of them, including ones masquerading as moderate rebels.

WaPo: “Mr. Putin’s evident aim is to support the Assad regime in a campaign to overrun the city, and perhaps other rebel-held areas, during the 2months of the US presidential transition.”

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Nov 17 08:09

'Not going to put RT on same level with rest of you’: John Kirby loses temper during briefing

Webmaster's Commentary: 

John Kirby accuses Russia of bombing Hospitals but says he is not accusing Russia of bombing hospitals....? The USA has not seen the bombed hospitals. Then, he can't name the hospitals. Then he does not know the sources that gave them the information, (we will tell you later when I can't name any and embarrass me on camera). Then he says RT is not a credible News organization (like CNN and the others that told us of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction). Then another reporter from some other agency tactfully tries to tell Kirby the question is a good one, and his only reply are insults to RT, but again, he can't justify his insults.

Nov 17 07:45

Putin's Anti-Corruption Purge continues: Now not even ministers are safe

On the same day that Ulyukaev was arrested, the heads of law enforcement agencies and deputies to the governor of the Kemerovo region were also arrested for taking bribes. Today, November 16th, additional news has emerged: the investigation is being carried out not only against now ex-minister Ulyukaev, but also a number of senior officials. This has been reported by the newspaper Vedomosti citing a senior employee in security agencies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Drain the Swamp" goes global!

Nov 17 07:42

Marine Le Pen willing to boost French-Russian cooperation if elected president

The National Front leader is confident that if she wins the upcoming presidential election, then she will be able to improve international situation working together with Trump and Putin

Nov 17 00:53

Can Trump find enough fresh thinkers to do the job?

Trump’s Slim Chance for Greatness. Donald Trump must decide – and decide quickly – whether he wants to be a great U.S. President or a robo-signature machine affixing his name to whatever legislation comes from congressional Republicans and a nodding figurehead acquiescing to more neoconservative foreign policy adventures.

Or, to put it in a vernacular that Trump might use, does he want to be “Paul Ryan’s bitch” on domestic policies? And does he want to surrender his foreign policy to the “wise guys” of Washington’s neocon establishment.

Nov 17 00:50

The Donald Trump Cabinet: He Is Not A Masochist

He may temporarily forgive, but he does not forget. This rule of thumb has served him well in transforming his father’s multimillion dollar but fledgling real estate company into the multi-billion dollar international real estate powerhouse that it currently is.

So what gives in regards to the names of his Cabinet that are being floated around?

Mind you, some of the list below was gleaned from the New York Times, so a huge grain of salt should be taken before one delves into this analysis.

Nov 16 17:33

McCain Warns Trump Over ‘Resetting’ Ties With Russia

Senior US Senator John McCain has advised President-elect Donald Trump against putting “faith” in Moscow’s desire to improve relations with Washington, accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of “tyranny” and “murder.”

Speaking after the first phone conversation between Trump and Putin, McCain said Tuesday that the Russian head of state was not to be trusted.

Nov 16 16:18

Flagship Of The Russian Navy In Syria: Onboard Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov

Russia's large-scale anti-terror operation in Syria enters its second day, as the country's airforce carries out strikes targeting terrorist command points, and weapon storage facilities, in the provinces of Homs and Idlib.

Nov 16 13:14

8 things that connect Donald Trump with Russia

8. Trump Vodka in Moscow...
1. Dreams of skyscrapers
2. Beauty contest
3. Advisors: Trump is a novice in politics, but he has gone straight in at the very top. A team that included several advisors with Russia connections worked as part of his campaign team.
4. Russians are the best buyers of Trump's properties
7. Leonid Gaidai's last movie...

Nov 16 12:37

The Art of the Deal: Trump's phone calls provoke hysteria in Kiev and panic in Brussels

Since his victory, the American billionaire now uses his phone as his main weapon of mass (information) destruction. For example, just recently we learned it was enough for Trump to simply talk with Putin on the phone to drive all top European officials to hysterics and panic. Only one conversation, and the British media is already talking about nervous breakdowns among Brussels politicians who simply don’t understand how to live in this terrifying new reality in which the US president-elect easily finds opportunities to reach understanding with Putin. This means that many European politicians who built their careers on selling Russophobia might be left without a job, career, and money... Trump’s phone conversations are provoking not only unhappiness, but are also a real treat. Kiev’s political club is now filled with euphoria over the fact that Poroshenko managed to get through to talk to the US president-elect. This really is a great achievement.

Nov 16 12:16

Donald Trump's team ignores phone talk with Ukraine's Poroshenko

The team of Donald Trump did not attach much importance to his first conversation as president with the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Trump's press service did not even publish a release about the conversation, although the team of the US president-elect did cover Donald Trump's conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the same time, Ukraine remains very proud of Poroshenko's conversation with Trump. According to Kiev officials, Poroshenko assured Trump of his readiness for active cooperation to strengthen strategic partnership. Poroshenko also invited Trump to pay a visit to Ukraine "at a convenient time." Noteworthy, Donald Trump did not wish to meet Ukrainian President Poroshenko in September, at the UN General Assembly in New York. The Ukrainian authorities do not lose hope. Representatives of the Poroshenko administration have announced their readiness to cooperate with US President elect Donald Trump.

Nov 16 12:11

Russia to grant visa-free entry to non-citizens of Latvia and Estonia

Russia's Foreign Ministry has prepared a draft decree that will give visa-free entry to Russia for non-citizens of Latvia and Estonia, born after February 6, 1992 (the day when the institute of Soviet citizenship ceased to exist). The document, which has been posted on the federal website of draft legal acts, says that individuals from Latvia would be allowed to enter Russia by presenting their passports of non-citizens. Residents of Estonia would have to present their foreign passports. In both cases, it goes about the passports issued by the authorities of the above-mentioned countries.

Nov 16 11:42

UN committee passes anti-Russian resolution on Crimea

The four-page document, put forward by Ukraine, condemns alleged discrimination and human rights abuses against residents of Crimea, including ethnic Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians.
Lawmaker calls UN resolution on Crimea 'smear campaign against Russia' http://tass.com/politics/912757
A lawmaker stresses Kiev regime’s supporters imposed a food and energy blockade on the peninsula, so allegations that Russia isolated the people of Crimea and Sevastopol is the height of cynicism http://tass.com/politics/912747

Nov 16 11:38

Russian Carrier And Frigate Take Part In Strikes On Terrorists In Syria’s Idlib & Homs Provinces

The Russian military has launched a large-scale operation against terrorists stationed in Homs and Idlib provinces of Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday.

Nov 16 11:32

Lawmaker says Russia’s refusal to ratify ICC Rome Statute arises from its biased decisions

Russia’s decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC): "The resolution signed by Vladimir Putin on Russia’s refusal to remain a member of the Rome Statute did not come out of the blue. Almost all investigations by the ICC concerning Russia have been politicized if not biased," Klintsevich said particularly referring to the ICC’s refusal to investigate the 2008 conflict in South Ossetia "seven days after it ended. At the same time, officials initiating such investigations don’t usually care for their outcome since investigations sometimes last for years, but focus on the investigation process itself... "the ICC Prosecutor’s report in which Crimea’s reunification with Russian was likened to an armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine," was another example of the ICC’s biased attitude towards Russia...

Nov 16 11:25

Moscow worried abductions of Russians in third countries take on systemic character

Provocations on the part of the U.S. for the purpose of de facto abducting Russian citizens in third countries have taken on a systemic character. the Russian Foreign Ministry's ombudsman for human rights, democracy and supremacy of law, Konstantin Dolgov said on Wednesday... "We state hereby that the vicious practice of extraterritorial application of U.S. law to citizens of sovereign nations has resulted in blatant encroachments on the rights of more than twenty Russian nationals," Dolgov said. "The practice of the U.S. law enforcement organizations and secret service to resort of provocations, which involve stunt agents and the subsequent fabrication of criminal cases has become systemic," he said adding that the Russians are being abducted and their captors are subjecting them to a strong psychological and physical pressure in order to extricate the needed evidence from them.

Nov 16 11:24

Russian plant launches processing of spent nuclear fuel from submarines

Radiochemical factory Mayak located in the Chelyabinsk region, southern Urals, has launched the recycling of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from submarines, the factory press service said on Wednesday. "As part of the ‘Nuclear Radiation Security II’ special-focus program Rosatom plans to recycle all the decommissioned nuclear maintenance ships and depot ships of the nuclear submarine fleet prior to 2020," the press service said. It added that Mayak launched a third nuclear fuel processing line earlier this month following a major overhaul. "That’s an emblematic event not only for the enterprise but also for the entire Russian nuclear industry," the report said. "Now the third production line has become universal.

Nov 16 11:02

McCain to Trump: Stop cozying up to Russia

Sen. John McCain on Tuesday issued a strongly worded statement warning President-elect Donald Trump not to trust overtures of peace from the Kremlin and to be cautious of supposed attempts to strengthen U.S.-Russian ties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess "Songbird" doesn't want all that work they did to start a world war to go to waste!

Nov 16 10:40

Putin's rampage begins: Russia in shock quit from international courts paving way for WAR

Putin ordered Russia to scrub its signature from the founding documents of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The Russian supremo ordered his ambassadors to notify the UN he refused to be subject to its laws and decrees policing war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity.

The symbolic act stirs fears Putin has been emboldened by the presidential election victory of his pal Donald Trump – striking up renewed friendly relations between the US and Russia.

But their friendship leaves Putin free to aggressively move into the Baltic – as NATO admitted they were planning for the “worst case scenario”.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said: “The International Criminal Court has not justified hopes placed upon it and did not become a truly independent and authoritative judicial body.”

The statement claimed Russia “consistently advocates that people guilty of grave offences must be held accountable” despite the nation”s withdrawal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to NATO: don't get your collective nickers in a twist on this!!

Putin is NOT going to invade the Baltic countries.

I think you need to, collectively take a deep breath, and look at what Russia is attempting to finish in Syria, i.e., getting rid of all the jihadists there so that life can return to somewhat normal for the Syria people.

The jihadists are not going to walk away peacefully, which is why a combination of Syrian and Russia air power is blasting them to smithereens right now, and if Russia was still a member of the ICC right now, the ICC could well charge Russia with "war crimes" for getting rid of the jihadists, but the Russians will have none of it.

This Russian withdrawal from the ICC is a tactical maneuver to prevent this from happening.

Nov 16 10:26

DONALD TRUMP CALLED UP PUTIN TODAY AND MADE A NEW DEAL THAT WILL SAVE AMERICA!

Nov 16 09:46

Putin's purge: Russian leader sends chilling message to political elite with round-up of top officials

The arrest of economic minister Alexei Ulyukaev has sent shockwaves through Russia's elite and is thought to be have been ordered by president Vladimir Putin in the highest-level detention since he took power .

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like draining the swamp is going global!

Nov 15 21:11

Trump-led US could become Syria’s ‘natural ally’ if it fights terrorism – Assad

Syrian President Bashar Assad said that while it’s hard to say if US President-elect Donald Trump will stick to his promises after moving into the White House, the US may become Syria’s “natural ally” if it starts fighting terrorists instead of shielding them.

Nov 15 14:30

BREAKING: Massive Russian air and cruise missile strikes on Al-Qaeda in Syria

The long awaited Syrian and Russian offensive against Aleppo has now finally begun with massive Russian strikes on Al-Qaeda bases in Homs and Idlib provinces.

Information about the precise nature of the strikes is for the most patchy. However Russia’s Defence Minister Shoigu has reported to Putin and has confirmed that aircraft from the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier are taking part, and that cruise missile strikes launched by the frigate Admiral Grigorovich are are also taking place.

Nov 15 13:44

Russians in Syria for the first time applied the missiles "Onyx", see how it looks Like

Russian Armed Forces in Syria for the first time in war conditions applied missile P-800 "Onyx".

I, the first time they targeted the real targets on land.

The video can be seen the launch of cruise missiles "Caliber".

See: the first was destroyed weapons depot and ammunition, then: the headquarters of terrorists.

Pay attention to the fact "Bastion" (with "onyx) from the mainland - by stock of weapons and military hardware.

Export version of the missile P-800 "Onyx" was named "Jahont" (according to the classification of the Pentagon and N ATO - SS-N-26 strobe ). This is a universal supersonic medium-range missile designed to fight the military-naval groups and single ships. The conditions and firearms and radioelectronic interference.

The standard range of these missiles is 300 kilometers, or those that are not directed against ships may be several times higher.

Nov 15 13:37

Russia’s Minister Of Economic Development Arrested Over Corruption

Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukayev was detained on suspicion of taking a $2 million bribe.

Nov 15 13:22

Trump’s Strong Priority Is US-Russia Ties: Analyst

One of the top priorities of US-elect President Donald Trump is to improve the damaged relations between the United States and Russia, says a political analyst.

James Jatras, a former adviser to US Senate, made the remarks on Monday when asked about Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov who has said that Moscow is ready to mend ties with Washington under the Trump administration.

Nov 15 12:47

Video: ‘Strong And Enduring Relationship With Russia’: Putin & Trump Have Held Their 1st Telephone Call

US President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have held their first telephone call, in which the two leaders discussed Syria.

Nov 15 11:37

US should sanction Soros & Poroshenko for destabilizing Ukraine, says Russian MP

A Russian lawmaker suggests that if the United States really wants to punish those responsible for the continuing crisis in Ukraine it should slap sanctions on billionaire George Soros, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and a number of US officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No, you don't understand. WE are the GOOD guys and YOU are the BAD guys!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 15 11:04

Aleppo airstrikes resume as Russia announces major Syria offensive

First strikes in weeks on rebel-held east of city as Russia says missiles and jets deployed in major Syria operation

Nov 15 10:02

Trump, Europe and Russia: 'More EU States Likely to Try to Ease Sanctions'

Following Donald Trump's US election win, much has been said about Washington's approach towards Europe and Russia. While it's unlikely the US will dramatically change its Russia policy, more EU states will try to ease anti-Russia sanctions, an academic on EU-Russia relations has told Sputnik.

Nov 15 09:59

KIEV IN PANIC: Tymoshenko declares Third Maidan, emergency govt committee prepares martial law

Ukrainian law enforcement and security agencies are preparing for possible protest actions in the country. A headquarters for responding to a surge of protest activities has been established at the base of the National Security and Defense Committee of Ukraine. This has been confirmed by Ukrainian journalists close to the headquarter’s structures.

Among the planned measures is a crackdown on protest actions and the introduction of martial law in Kiev if the situation deteriorates to armed confrontation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think it is time to move Ukraine into the "failed" column of US/Soros interventions!

Nov 15 09:40

Corbyn backs reduction of Nato presence along Russia's borders

Labour leader criticises Putin but favours demilitarisation of European borders with Russia to prevent new cold war

Nov 15 08:49

Russian carrier takes part in massive strikes on terrorists in Syria’s Idlib & Homs provinces – MoD

The Russian military has launched a large-scale operation against terrorists stationed in Homs and Idlib provinces of Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday.

Nov 15 08:18

Russian analysis shows western-backed terrorists using chemical weapons against civilians

In yet another blow to the credibility of the Western corporate media and the anti-Syria propaganda blitz

Nov 15 00:05

Yandex Browser Download

A Russian browser based on Chromium with Opera extensions put out by the Russian Search Engine Yandex. Works pretty good.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yandex_Browser

Nov 14 18:51

Trump and Putin 'will try to mend ties', Kremlin says

US President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will try to "normalise US-Russia ties", the Kremlin has said, following a phone conversation between the two.

Mr Putin wished Mr Trump "success in implementing the election programme".

Mr Trump, who had praised Mr Putin in the election campaign, said he wanted an "enduring relationship with Russia".

Nov 14 18:01

US, British ‘Clean House’ to Delete Syria Terror Links

US President Barack Obama has just given the Pentagon orders to assassinate commanders of the Al Nusra terror network in Syria. American media reports over the weekend say the new urgency arises from US intelligence fears that al Qaeda-affiliated groups are preparing to mount terror attacks against Western targets from strongholds in Syria.

Nov 14 15:33

Trump Right On Russia, Britain Must Listen – Ex-UK Ambassador To Moscow

Britain should take advice from US President-elect Donald Trump by “listening to the Russians instead of lecturing them” to avoid a new Cold War, says former UK Ambassador to Moscow Sir Tony Brenton.

“Trump is right too that our present approach has failed (sanctions have boosted Russian determination), and if we are to avoid slipping into a dangerous new Cold War, we need to listen to the Russians instead of lecturing them,” Brenton wrote in the Telegraph.

Nov 14 15:33

Propaganda For Tots: Children’s Program On German Radio Accuses Putin Of War Crimes

If you want your kids to believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin is waging wars in defiance of international law and bombing hospitals, a German news show for children named Kakadu is probably your best bet.

Nov 14 13:23

Putin & Trump discuss Syria and US-Russia relations in phone call – Kremlin

US President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have held their first telephone call, in which the two leaders discussed Syria and agreed to improve and develop bilateral ties, the Kremlin said in a statement.

Nov 14 12:25

Kremlin Gains Two More European Allies As Bulgaria, Moldova Elect Pro-Russian Presidents

The good news just keeps going Putin's way. Just days after Trump defeated the Kremlin's nemesis Hillary Clinton, on Sunday pro-Russian candidates won presidential elections in Moldova and Bulgaria on Sunday, giving Moscow new allies in its efforts to regain influence in parts of Eastern Europe it regards as its backyard. And while Russia is the clear winner, one loser to emerge bruised from the two votes is the European Union.

Nov 14 12:23

Russian Mig-29 Crashes Near Aircraft Carrier Off Syrian Coast

With the Russian Syrian naval flotilla having arrived off the coast of Syria, and set to launch airborne missions against ISIS targets in Syria with the support of strategic Russian Tu-95 and Tu-160 bombers, an unexpected twist took place when a Russian fighter jet crashed in the Mediterranean Sea shortly after launching from its aircraft carrier near the coast of Syria Sunday, Fox News reports citing two US officials.

Nov 14 10:48

Ukraine: Punches fly during speech in parliament

Nov 14 10:36

Scandalous Poll: 84% of Ukrainians want Putin as their president

The Ukrainian publication Nedelya.UA conducted a poll among its readers asking the following question: “Which politician would you entrust with the governance of your country?”

The survey was participated in by 41,600 readers and showed the following figures: 84% (34,900) of Ukrainian respondents want to see Vladimir Putin as president of Ukraine. In second place with 5% (2,000) was Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Third place with 2% (820) was claimed by Xi Jinping and fourth, also with 2% (708) was leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, Vladimir Zhirinovsky. The current president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, took 5th place with only 1% (538 votes).

Nov 14 10:32

Russian Analysis Shows Western-Backed Terrorists Using Chemical Weapons Against Civilians

By Brandon Turbeville

In yet another blow to the credibility of the Western corporate media and the anti-Syria propaganda blitz it has maintained since early 2011, experts from the Russian Center For Radiological, Chemical, and Biological Defense have recently announced that analysis of the shells fired by terrorists at the 1070 Apartment Complex in Aleppo contained chemical weapons.

This new revelation brings Western propaganda crashing to ground in regards to the claims that it is Assad’s government using chemical weapons and that the terrorists have no access to them...

Nov 14 10:21

Propaganda for Tots: Kids' Show On German Radio Says Putin Is A War Criminal

With this kind of insanity, it's not long before the German people follow America's lead and throw the liars out

Nov 14 10:20

Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield is Shielding What? Deconstructing Syria, Turkey’s illegal Invasion

Turkey, in a bid to legitimize its uninvited, illegal incursion into northern Syria, has created several media platforms specifically reporting on what it calls “Operation Euphrates Shield.”

Operation Euphrates Shield, according to official Turkish government statements, aims at “securing” a buffer zone in northern Syria spanning from the Euphrates river in the east and extending all the way to Azaz in the west. This is also coincidentally the exact same buffer zone US policy think tanks have called for since at least 2012 – specifically seeking Turkey to implement it.

Despite claims that Turkey’s actions are necessary to “stop” the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS) and help end the deadly conflict raging in Syria, it is clear that instead, Turkey is carving out territory specifically to shelter militants fighting the Syrian government in an attempt to perpetuate, even expand the violence for as long and as extensively as possible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS... is US foreign policy, on drugs in Syria!!

Nov 14 10:16

BEX ALERT - Britain to deploy batteries of high precision long range missiles on Russian’s border for the first time since the Cold War 

Britain is to deploy batteries of high precision long range missiles on Russian’s border for the first time since the Cold War.

The long range rockets will be moved to Estonia next year amid fears Russian President Vladimir Putin could be planning to invade the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What a crock! Look back over the last 15 years and see who is invading whom! It isn't Russia! And don;t give me that crap about Russia "annexing" Crimea. Crimea VOTED to merge with Russia because they are fed up with western-style economic domination.

The war hawks are trying to get war with Russia start before Trump can take office!

Nov 14 10:14

Trump-Putin alliance sparks diplomatic crisis as British ministers demand assurances from US over Russia

Britain is facing a diplomatic crisis with the US over Donald Trump’s plans to forge an alliance with Vladimir Putin and bolster the Syrian regime.

In a significant foreign policy split, officials admitted that Britain will have some “very difficult” conversations with the President-elect in coming months over his approach to Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, you brought us to the edge of a nuclear war with Russia, and now you're just going to quit?!?" -- Number 9 3/4

Nov 14 10:12

Russia, Greece: Strong Friendship Neither NATO nor EU Can Ruin

With the growing tensions between Russia and the West hitting the headlines, Moscow and Athens continue to develop their bilateral relationship in all areas.

On November 1-2, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited the friendly country - a NATO and EU member. He met with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and his Greek counterpart, Mr. Nikolaos Kotzias. 2016 is a cross-cultural year marked by two important dates: 185 years from the date of tragic demise of Ioannis Kapodistrias, a Greek Foreign Minister of the Russian Empire and one of the most distinguished politicians and diplomats of Europe,, and the 1,000-year presence of Russian monks in the northern Greek peninsula (the autonomous Orthodox Christian monastic sanctuary of Mount Athos).

Nov 14 09:58

Obama Expected to Demand Greece Close its Ports to Russian Warships

Washington and Brussels have long been discontent with Greece's close relations with Russia, prompting Militaire.gr to suggest that US President Barack Obama could tell Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that Athens should refrain from allowing Russian warships to enter Greek ports and vote to uphold anti-Russian sanctions during his visit to Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Still trying to get the war started before Trump can take office!

Nov 14 09:43

CONFIRMED: Russia prepares heavy bombers, Syrian Army gives Jihadis 24 hours to surrender

There are growing signs that what looks like a big Syrian government offensive in Aleppo is in the works.

The Syrian army has been broadcasting messages to the trapped Jihadis in eastern Aleppo via loudspeakers all day giving them just 24 hours to lay down their arms.

There are also reports of more elite Syrian troops from the Tiger forces and the Desert Hawks Special Forces units being concentrated in Aleppo. They are apparently being reinforced by well trained Hezbollah fighters from Lebanon.

Nov 14 09:41

Chaos Ensues As Europe Splinters In Response To Trump: UK, France, Hungary Snub EU Emergency Meeting

While America's so-called "establishment", the legacy political system and mainstream media, appear to be melting, and transforming before our eyes into something that has yet to be determined, Europe also appears to be disintegrating in response to the Trump presidential victory: as the FT reports, in a stunning development, Britain and France on Sunday night snubbed a contentious EU emergency meeting to align the bloc’s approach to Donald Trump’s election, exposing rifts in Europe over the US vote.

Hailed by diplomats as a chance to “send a signal of what the EU expects” from Mr Trump, the plan fell into disarray after foreign ministers from the bloc’s two main military powers declined to attend the gathering demanded by Berlin and Brussels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

European leaders need to digest the reality that Trump's election signalled a referendum where globalism (which has economically hurt so many Americans) absolutely got battered and trashed to the point where it will be difficult to resurrect it again any time soon in this country.

With 94 million Americans who want to work, but cannot find jobs, and are not counted by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics as unemployed, if they go beyond 27 weeks of being unemployed.... that's a lot of very ticked off Americans.

These people came out to vote this last election, and if they saw that their vote for Trump "flipped" to Clinton, screamed bloody murder about it.

They were just not going to take their reversals of fortune passively, as the globalists had hoped, but voted for the candidate they thought might offer real change.

We will have to wait and see if Trump Inc can deliver on this; but to be brutally honest, Clinton offered no hope or change for the better; just the same old, same old vacuous promises with no real policy vision behind them, coupled with a criminally arrogant attitude of entitlement.

This is why working women voted, in large numbers, for a Trump presidency.

Nov 14 09:00

KREMLIN GAINS TWO MORE EUROPEAN ALLIES AS BULGARIA, MOLDOVA ELECT PRO-RUSSIAN PRESIDENTS

The good news just keeps going Putin's way. Just days after Trump defeated the Kremlin's nemesis Hillary Clinton, and at the same time as NATO is panicking over a potential shift in strategy and funding by the Trump administration and as Russian forces prepare for another blitz assault on Syria to cement their hold over Syria, on Sunday pro-Russian candidates won presidential elections in Moldova and Bulgaria on Sunday, giving Moscow new allies in its efforts to regain influence in parts of Eastern Europe it regards as its backyard. And while Russia is the clear winner, one loser to emerge bruised from the two votes is the European Union.
In the former Soviet republic of Moldova, Socialist party candidate Igor Dodon won 55.5% of the vote, according to preliminary results from Moldova’s electoral commission, beating his pro-European Union rival, Maia Sandu, in a second-round runoff.

Nov 13 12:57

NATO, Russia Should Prevent Another Cold War: Corbyn

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says that Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military alliance have to demilitarize their borders before their differences lead to another Cold War.

Nov 13 12:36

Russia Puts Strategic Bombers On Combat Alert For Imminent Strikes On Syrian Targets

While America is busy pointing fingers at who exactly failed to predict the Trump presidency, Putin is taking advantage of the chaos and the immediate political power vacuum left in the aftermath of the stunning transition from the Democratic president to a Republican sweep.

First, as we reported last night, NATO promptly freaked out after Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov urged President-elect Donald Trump to begin rebuilding the U.S.-Kremlin relationship "by urging NATO to withdraw forces from the Russian border." Peskov told the Associated Press that such a move "would lead to a kind of detente in Europe."

Nov 13 11:41

Trump Warns That By Attacking Assad, US Will ‘End Up Fighting Russia’

US President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed that he will most likely abandon the Obama administration policy on Syria to seek a possible rapprochement with Russia on the issue of Assad.

“I’ve had an opposite view of many people regarding Syria,” the 70-year-old Republican told the Wall Street Journal in his first interview since the election.

Nov 13 09:54

Russian media pokes fun at anti-Trump people.

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Check out 11:20 on the video! :)

Nov 13 09:05

NATO Panics As Putin Urges Trump To Force Alliance Withdrawal From Russian Border

While many in the media have speculated that the Kremlin had a hand in Wikileaks' procurement of hacked Podesta emails - something Julian Assange denied last week - and US intelligence services officially accused Russian government-supported hackers of interfering with the US election (providing zero proof for the allegation), the truth is that Vladimir Putin is delighted with the outcome from the US elections: not so much for Hillary's loss as that the sharp, neo-con wing in the Pentagon has been muted for the next four years.

Nov 12 12:50

Obama trying to provoke confrontation with Russia to preempt Trump: Petras

US President Barack Obama is trying to provoke a confrontation with Russia before President-elect Donald Trump takes charge of the White House, says Professor James Petras, an American writer and political analyst.

Nov 12 08:28

Hating on the Bear -- What For??

Are we really so pathetically juvenile as a country that we must dominate the world? If so, to what end? The nice lady from Ft. Brooklyn lost the election. Making the world safe for "the children" was one of her major themes. Robbie Mook, her little friend, cried today at her concession speech. He should. He will be known forever as a loser after this disaster.

Trump wants to have better relations with Russia? How terrible! Why did the Deplorables vote for him? Perhaps something should be done abut these creatures who "live in the hills with Bibles and guns" (MSNBC anchor today). Perhaps they should not have the same voting rights as the Enlightened.

Nov 11 12:04

NUSRA ON THE RUN - TRUMP INDUCES FIRST MAJOR POLICY CHANGE ON SYRIA

The Obama administration, through the CIA led by Saudi asset John Brennan, fed weapons, training and billions of dollarsto "moderate rebels". These then turned around (vid) and either gave the CIA gifts to al-Qaeda in Syria (aka Jabhat al Nusra) or joined it themselves. The scheme was no secret at all and Russia as well as Syria pointed this out several times. The Russian foreign Minister Lavrov negotiated with the U.S. secretary of State Kerry who promised to separate the "moderate rebels" from al-Qaeda. But Kerry never delivered. Instead he falsely accuse Russia of committing atrocities that never happened. The CIA kept the upper hand within the Obama administration and continued its nefarious plans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW! Trump is already making waves in foreign policy, and he hasn't even taken the Oath of Office yet!!

Way to Go, Donald!!!

Nov 11 07:08

Obama's Parting Gift to Kiev? NATO 'Strategic Advisors' Set Up Shop in Ukraine

NATO 'strategic advisors' from the US, the UK, Canada and Lithuania arrived in Ukraine on Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort to reorganize Ukraine's military to alliance standards. However, Kiev's acknowledgement that the advisors also "discussed the situation in the east of Ukraine" has observers concerned.

Nov 11 03:29

Massive Cyberattacks Hit Russian Banks Following An Explosion That Left 300,000 Without Power.

Moscow-based internet security giant Kaspersky said Thursday that massive cyberattacks were hitting five of Russia’s largest banks. Earlier several days ago, an explosion hit Russia’s electrical grid, and 300,000 Russian homes were without power.

Nov 10 17:14

Russia To Help Italy Recover As ‘EU Fails To Provide Aid For Quake Hit Country’

The Italian military is to be deployed to a region of the country hit by a powerful earthquake last week.

Nov 10 15:15

Putin On Trump Victory: Russia Is Ready To Restore Relations With US

Russia is ready and looks forward to restoring bilateral relations with the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, commenting on the news of Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election.

Nov 10 13:19

Where Is BRICS Headed? On the Results of the Goa Summit

Recently, western media and some Russian academics have stepped up their criticism of BRICS and expressed doubts regarding the association’s prospects. Experts claimed that the Goa Summit would be a routine one, and the Five itself would lose steam, and its influence on the global arena would fizzle. In fact, the leaders of the five countries confirmed their intentions to expand their interaction within BRICS and to promote its further strengthening, especially in the political area, which is of particular significance for Russia given the conflict with the West...

Nov 10 13:02

Placement of OFZ bonds in yuan scheduled for 2016 — Russia's Central Bank

OFZ bonds in yuan will be placed in 2016, technically everything is ready, First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov told reporters on the sidelines of Sberbank conference. "The market is technically ready for the placement of OFZ bonds in yuan. I think we will be ready before the end of the year, there is enough time," he said. Acting Head of Sberbank CIB Igor Bulantsev told journalists earlier that Sberbank plans to participate in the placement of OFZ bonds in yuan as an organizer and as a buyer. "Sberbank is going to participate in the OFZ placement in yuan. We will also seek the organizer status," he said. VTB Head Andrey Kostin said earlier VTB Bank was ready to participate in the planned placement of OFZ in yuan. Representative of the Russian Finance Ministry Konstantin Vyshkovsky said earlier that yuan-denominated revenues from federal loan (OFZ) bonds offer will be immediately converted into rubles and used to cover the budget deficit.

Nov 10 10:46

Diplomat slams Malta’s ban on refueling Russian ships as part of PR war

"It is an attempt to exert pressure on all fronts and create a certain atmosphere in the information space. Countries, which do not have their own perspective on the situation and an independent foreign policy, are reading this information code and are engaged in open self-censorship not because of any outside pressure but on the basis of media publications for fear that anything may happen," Zakharova said. "A statement by Malta’s Foreign Minister George Wella falls out of line with any diplomatic routine though he stated it many times that the decision was passed independently without any external pressure proceeding from the purposes, which our military pursue," the Russian diplomat said...

Nov 10 10:28

Kiev says Ukraine does not agree with 'Steinmeier formula'

Ukraine will not implement the scenario of assigning a special status to Donbass in the framework of the "Steinmeier formula," Kiev’s envoy to the Contact Group’s political subgroup Olga Ayvazovskaya said after the Contact Group’s meeting in Kiev. Commenting on the results of Wednesday’s meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk, Viktoria Talakina, press secretary of the envoy of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin, said earlier that they are "rather unsatisfactory." "The results of the 50th session of the subgroup on political issues are far from optimistic. Negotiators failed to progress in discussing key issues of implementing ‘the Steinmeier formula’ and regulations," Talakina wrote on her Facebook page. "Precisely political issues are the basis for a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbass. ‘The Steinmeier formula’ was approved by participants of the ‘Normandy format’, including the Ukrainian president.

Nov 10 10:25

Ukrainian troops shell Donetsk republic 665 times — DPR spokesman

"The situation in the republic has been aggravating. Over the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian military have violated the ceasefire regime 665 times," Basurin was quoted as saying by Donetsk News Agency. The DPR command said that Ukraine had shelled DPR with 139 artillery shells of 152mm and 122mm caliber, with 392 mortar shells of 120mm and 82mm caliber, and with 26 tank shells. The DPR territory was hammered from grenade launchers, infantry combat vehicles and small arms as well. Western parts of the city of Donetsk, the outskirts of Gorlovka and Yasinovataya, the town of Dokuchaevsk and villages in the DPR's south came under shelling...

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