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RUSSIA/UKRAINE

Jul 21 07:32

Kremlin has no data that Russia reportedly warned Turkey of imminent military coup

"I don’t have such information and I don’t know the sources, to which the news agency Fars is referring," Peskov told journalists, commenting on media reports. Iranian Fars News Agency (FNA) reported on Wednesday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had received a warning from Russia about an imminent military coup just hours before it was initiated. The news agency referred to several Arab media outlets quoting diplomats from Ankara who said that Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization "received intel from its Russian counterpart that warned of an impending coup". The warning was based on the data that the Russian military in the region had received intercepting "highly sensitive army exchanges and encoded radio messages showing that the Turkish army was readying to stage a coup," Fars said.

Jul 21 07:24

Donald Duck cleared of extremism charges by court in Russian Far East

The highest court in the Russian Far Eastern region of Kamchatka has ordered the cancelation of an earlier ruling recognizing a 1942 Disney cartoon depicting Donald Duck’s adventures in Nazi Germany as ‘extremist material’.

The ruling in question was passed by the city court of Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky in 2010. Back then the judge gave a six-month suspended sentence to a local resident for distributing extremist materials over the internet. The propaganda included the Oscar-winning animation ‘Der Fuehrer's Face’ that the accused called ‘Donald Duck and Fascism’ in Russian and because of this the film has been included in the Russian federal list of banned extremist materials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Donald Duck?!?

The animation in question was actually an ANTI-Nazi propaganda piece.

Jul 21 07:21

Moscow urges Turkey to stop making "black lists" of Russian journalists

July 18, the reporters of Russia’s TV channel REN-TV were not allowed to cross the Turkish border because their names were on "the black list," which implies a ban on their entry to Turkey for five years. "We commented on the stop-list issue, we raised it during the talks with Turkish colleagues," Zakharova said.
"Unfortunately, the Russian embassy’s nota remained unanswered. We are waiting for clarifications from Turkey about the existence of the black list. Considering the emerging positive trends in relations with Turkey the practice of black lists should be over," she said.

Jul 21 07:19

Moscow calls to look into reports on dozens of civilian deaths in Syrian Manbij

"Especially concerning are reports that dozens of people, including children, were killed and injured in (US-led) coalition’s airstrikes at the town of Manbij," Zakharova said adding that "this is horrible news." "These reports should be investigated, and their findings should be made public. If these horrible facts are confirmed, relevant conclusions should be made and necessary measures should be taken to prevent it from happening in the future," she added. The Syrian Foreign Ministry called on the international community on Wednesday to condemn "the bloodbath in the village of Tuhar in the north of Manbij were at least 120 local residents were killed, most of them children, women and elders." The foreign ministry added that airstrikes at Tuhar were delivered on July 19 by French Air Force aircraft which is part of the US-led anti-terrorist coalition.

Jul 21 07:17

US did not officially notify Russia of arrest of its citizen in Thailand. Russia files note of protest to Thai Foreign Ministry over arrest of Russian citizen

"The American authorities have not officially notified us of their claims." The diplomat said that "it’s another egregious example of extraterritorial application of American law. The American authorities continue this absolutely unacceptable practice". http://tass.ru/en/politics/889753

Jul 21 07:17

Erdogan Claims Enemies Responsible For Shoot Down Of Russian Jet, Justifies Mass Arrests

By Brandon Turbeville

In the aftermath of the failed Turkish coup which President Erdogan has blamed on the United States via the Gulen Movement, the Erdogan faction has reacted by arresting members of the government and military belonging to the nationalist faction and those who hold nationalist sentiment, including groups of political dissidents and Erdogan opponents...

Jul 20 14:31

Erdogan Alerted of Incoming Coup by Russia

Arab media outlets are quoting diplomats in Ankara as disclosing that Turkey's President Erdogan was warned of an imminent army coup by Russia hours before it was initiated on Friday, while a western media outlet said Erdogan asked his supporters to remain in the streets after receiving advice from Tehran.

Jul 20 12:08

Huge New Delivery Of Oil Equipment Sails Right By The Kremlin In Moscow

Residents of the Russian capital have witnessed a pretty amazing sight after a huge new delivery of oil equipment sailed right by the walls of the Kremlin.

Jul 20 11:25

Preparing For War: Russian Citizens Stocking up on Essential Supplies

Russian citizens across the country are stocking up on essential supplies like salt, matches and buckwheat in preparation for war, according to an expert who recently visited the region.

Jill Dougherty, who served as CNN’s Foreign Affairs Correspondent for three decades, reveals how Russians are paranoid about a major imminent conflict in an article for the Wilson Center.

After explaining how a taxi driver in Moscow asked her, “When are we going to war?”, Dougherty relates how she traveled from “the Baltic region, to Georgia, and to Russia” and that “talk of war is everywhere”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS ... IS ... A ... BAD ... IDEA!

Jul 20 09:04

Moscow-Beijing ties to broaden and deepen Lavrov promises

Russia intends to develop its ties with China in all areas as the two nations share common goals and approaches, and the current historical moment has all prerequisites for this program, Russian Foreign Minister writes in a fresh newspaper article.

Jul 20 08:07

Kremlin Regrets UK Prime Minister May’s Statement on Russian Threat

Russia regrets British Prime Minister Theresa May’s latest statements on the perceived Russian threat to the United Kingdom, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, great; Britain's new PM is trying to out-warhawk Hillary!

Jul 20 07:27

URGENT! UKRAINIAN FORCES PREPARE A LARGE-SCALE PROVOCATION ON THE CONTACT LINE

Ukranian forces prepare a provocation on the contact line in Donbass, in order to justify their own violations of the Minsk agreements. This was announced by the representative of the Operational Command of the DNI.

"The situation in the Donetsk direction tends to aggravate. Ukrainian side has already prepared a few days to conduct a large-scale provocation aimed to justify the failure of Kiev with its obligations under the Minsk agreements.", - it was stated.

Jul 20 07:22

Renowned journalist killed in Kiev in car bomb attack

Well-known Russian journalist Pavel Sheremet has died in downtown Kiev when the car he was driving blew up minutes after it started. The vehicle belonged to his employer, the head of Ukrainskaya Pravda newspaper.

The killing of the journalist in Kiev is murder, with a bomb planted in the car he was in, the Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office has said.

“No doubt the blast was caused by an explosive device implanted by malefactors. Evidently, the bomb had either a frequency-induction fuse or clock-operated bomb,” Anton Gerashchenko, a Ukrainian MP and aide to the interior minister, told 112 Ukraine channel.

The explosion occurred at about 7:45am, after Sheremet got into the car, started the engine and drove several dozen meters. He was killed instantly. The vehicle has completely burnt out.

Jul 19 13:31

Erdogan: Turkey ready to restore regional peace together with Iran and Russia

Turkey is ready to work towards restoration of peace and stability in the region together with Russia and Iran, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a telephone conversation with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Monday.

"Today, we are determined more than ever before to contribute to the solution of regional problems hand in hand with Iran and Russia and in cooperation with them," the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quoted Erdogan as saying. The Turkish president informed Rouhani about the situation in Turkey. "At present, the situation is getting back to normal but it is too early to say that everything is over," Erdogan said.

Jul 19 13:29

"Bulava" to retire: New Russian submarines will have a new beast of rockets

Apparently, the word of ballistic missile submarines that will carry. It should be replaced by a solid fuel missile R-30 Bulava, which is a basic modern Russian strategic missile submarine class 955 Borey.

Sama Bulava (Mace) not long ago introduced in the armament - 2013. Why then commenced work on a new intercontinental ballistic missile?

Construction of a missile R-30 Bulava started in 1998 in the Moscow Institute of Thermal Engineering (MIT), who had never dealt with making missiles for submarines. For some, not most logical reason, the project was allocated MIT, and not the State Rocket Center who had experience with making missiles for submarines solid fuel R-39, as well as liquid fuel R-29RM (in different versions - including the latest R-29RMU2.1 Lajner).

Jul 19 11:36

FSB accuses Ukrainian special services of using OSCE mission as spy cover in Donbass

Ukrainian special services are using international groups like the OSCE as cover for intelligence gathering operations and sabotage in the self-proclaimed Lugansk republic, the FSB reported, referring to the testimony of a detained Ukrainian agent.

Jul 19 11:04

US, Russia Denounce UN Chief's Report On JCPOA

The United States has criticized a report by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the implementation of an agreement reached between Iran and the world powers.

Jul 19 11:04

Trump Blocks GOP Platform Bill to Send Lethal Weapons to Ukraine

Pro-Trump campaigners have canceled a GOP pledge to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons during a committee platform meeting on national security, disturbing Republican hawks who have consistently called for a more aggressive anti-Russia posture.

Jul 19 10:42

Russia’s FSB arrests Ukrainian spy operating as an OSCE interpreter

According to the security service, the alleged Ukrainian spy collected information on the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) and helped other agents to infiltrate foreign missions

Jul 19 08:28

Waking From the European Dream, Georgians Pondering Pivot Back to Russia

Growing Georgian impatience regarding the prospect of joining European and Atlanticist institutions including the European Union and NATO has contributed to growing calls for rebuilding close relations with Russia, says Polish broadcaster TVN24.

At the recent NATO summit in Warsaw earlier this month, Tbilisi was patted on the back for its ongoing military and economic reforms, while issues including the country's membership in the alliance, and visa-free entry into the EU, were shelved for future discussion. This, according to the broadcaster, has shaken Georgians' faith in the prospects and sensibility of joining the Western institutions.

Jul 18 14:58

Russia Convicted By Propaganda

Today is the second anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and we still do not know the explanation.

Washington and its European vassal politicians and media instantly politicized the event: The Russians did it. End of story. After 15 months of heavy anti-Russian propaganda had imprinted the message on peoples’ minds, the Dutch Safety Board issued its inconclusive report.

Jul 18 11:11

The New Middle East: Exit America Enter Russia

A myriad of seemingly unrelated events and loose ends are converging in a manner that points in the direction of a huge win for Russian diplomacy in the Middle East, and we only need to connect the dots to see this scenario unfolding.

Jul 18 10:07

Mike Flynn: ‘Americans Are Fed Up With the Bullshit’

Americans fed up with the bullshit they've been fed for many years. They want the truth.

Flynn: This is where I think the world has misread Donald Trump. He has no intention to step away without examining all relationships that we have. His intent is to relook at the way we are organized globally, where the US is sort of expected to be a global leader, but relook at these alliances and these charters that we are under to make sure that they are still viable for the 21st century. It doesn’t mean that President Trump comes into office and NATO goes away. But I would say that NATO as a political alliance does need to be relooked at in terms of everything — resourcing, capabilities.

Jul 18 09:25

Ukrainian-US military exercises Sea Breeze begin in Black Sea

The Sea Breeze - 2016 military exercises that involve warships from the United States and other countries are beginning in the northwestern part of the Black Sea, in the Odessa and Nikolayev regions of Ukraine on Monday. According to the press service of the Ukrainian Navy command, this year the manoeuvers’ "geography has been significantly expanded".

"More than 25 ships, boats and support vessels from Ukraine, the United States, Turkey and Romania have been put to sea. In addition to the aviation component, the range of operations of the onshore component - a multinational task force - will be expanded, compared to previous years", Navy Acting First Deputy Commander Roman Gladky said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Further US and Ukrainian provocation of Russia, I see.

Jul 18 09:22

Deserters from Ukrainian forces reveal NATO plan for massive offensive in Lugansk direction

A draftee fled the APU positions swam across the North Donetsk River, that separates the militia units of the LNR and the APU, and spoke about massive preparations for a Kiev attack in the direction of Lugansk.

The soldier, whose name the source did not disclose, reported that around the perimeter of the front along the North Donets River, there are hundreds of mercenaries in the uniform of the APU. Most of the mercenaries are Poles, almost a thousand of them, they are armed to NATO standards and communicating in English.

Arab mercenaries are housed near the village of Stanica Lugansk. These men are in non-standard issue uniforms with Arabic insignia.

According to the Ukrainian draftee, there are in fact not many Ukrainian soldiers on the front lines.

Jul 18 09:20

  July 17, 2016US-NATO Border Confrontation with Russia Risks Nuclear War and Loss of European Partners

As a matter of fact, what NATO is trying to do is to goad Russia into building up an army so it can undercut its economy by diverting more and more resources away from the economy towards the military. Russia's not falling for it. Putin said that Russia has no intention of mounting a land army. It is unthinkable that it could even want to invade the Baltics or Poland. But Putin did say we have one means of retaliation, and that's atomic bombs. Atomic weapons are basically defensive. They're saying, we don't need an army anymore. Nor does any country need an army if they have an atomic weapon, because if you attack us we'll wipe you out. And we'll be wiped out, too, but you're never going to be able to conquer us. And no country, really, can conquer any other country. Russia can't conquer Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pigheadedly stupid thing for the US government to do is, unfortunately, no guarantee that it won't do it.

War with Russia and/or China, would be madness for the US and NATO at this time, because they don't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against either or both countries.

Jul 18 07:36

“German MP [Sahra Wagenknecht]: US is a threat to European peace, not Russia”… 7-15-16

Someone in one of those NATO countries has waked up, and it is very refreshing to hear MP Wagenknecht lay it on the line.

“What? The US(A CORP) not following it’s own promises or treaties?” What a “surprise”!

““The Americans are placing nukes in Germany, supposedly to counter Putin’s aggression in the Baltics. Do the Americans seriously expect us to believe in such stupidity?” asked Mrs. Wagenknecht to an applause from other MPs.

Jul 18 06:21

MH-17: Russia Convicted By Propaganda, Not Evidence

Today is the second anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and we still do not know the explanation.

Washington and its European vassal politicians and media instantly politicized the event: The Russians did it. End of story. After 15 months of heavy anti-Russian propaganda had imprinted the message on peoples’ minds, the Dutch Safety Board issued its inconclusive report.

By then, it was irrelevant what the report said. Everyone already knew that “the Russians did it.”

Jul 17 12:55

The demise of Sanders’ “political revolution”

Throughout the Sanders campaign, the Socialist Equality Party has welcomed the broad shift to the left that it revealed in the thinking of millions of working people and youth, while warning that the Vermont senator would inevitably disappoint his supporters.

Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, not with a bang but a whimper. The Vermont senator formally endorsed his rival in an undignified prostration before the Democratic Party establishment and Wall Street’s favored presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The unity rally featuring Sanders and Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, had all the spontaneity and enthusiasm of a going-out-of-business sale. The funereal atmosphere was perhaps fitting

Jul 17 12:50

Failed Coup – Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich talks to RT

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, independent researcher and writer, talks to RT International on the attempted coup d’etat in Turkey:

“This incident does not have the hallmarks of a military coup. It’s almost like a mutiny.”

Jul 17 07:38

Putin To Ban Pokemon GO From Russia Due To Links To CIA

Vladimir Putin is set to ban Pokemon GO from Russia after an internal Kremlin investigation revealed the viral augmented reality smartphone game has direct links to the CIA and wider intelligence community and is being used to secretly gather data on a colossal scale. Young people are being tricked into giving up their privacy to these intelligence agencies, according to Kremlin sources, and while playing the game they act as unwitting intelligence gatherers for the CIA. The game has an extensive list of intrusive tracking permissions, and it is these ‘fine print clauses’ that raised eyebrows in the Kremlin and sparked the ongoing investigation.

Jul 16 20:13

Turkey is a Stupid Place for US to Store Nuclear Weapons

An aside note: It's the things we don't know that frighten me the most. I discovered some relatively unknown history about Turkish involvement with U.S. nuclear weapons while reading former Secret Service officer, Gary Byrne's, Clinton tell-all. Talking about his Air Force days as he establishes his his own credibility and character early in the book, Byrne writes:

"Arriving at Murtad, I learned that AFSP there had caught rogue Turkish officers trying to push an American F-104 Starfighter with a loaded nuke onto the flight line so they could steal a nuke and bomb Greece. Many Turks bitter about the Greco-Turkish War of 1919– 22 wanted a flash point to ignite a new war. I believe this was secretly why JFK took the nukes out of Turkey in 1962. Turks simply hate Greeks. We joked to each other, “Hey, if you’re not careful, I’ll tell the Turks you’re Greek!”"

Jul 16 18:58

Turkey Suspends All US Operations Against ISIS At Incirlik Airbase, Which Vaults B61 Nuclear Bombs

“Arriving at Murtad, I learned that AFSP there had caught rogue Turkish officers trying to push an American F-104 Starfighter with a loaded nuke onto the flight line so they could steal a nuke and bomb Greece. Many Turks bitter about the Greco-Turkish War of 1919– 22 wanted a flash point to ignite a new war. I believe this was secretly why JFK took the nukes out of Turkey in 1962. Turks simply hate Greeks. We joked to each other, “Hey, if you’re not careful, I’ll tell the Turks you’re Greek!””

(Byrne, Gary J.. Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate (p. 9). Center Street. Kindle Edition.)

Jul 16 07:08

TRUMP TEAM SCORES BIG WIN AS RNC WRITES ITS CONVENTION RULES

The Never Trump movement tried to make a stand. It failed by a massive margin.

CLEVELAND — Efforts to block Donald Trump’s nomination — hyped for months by proponents as a growing grass-roots movement among Republican activists attending this week’s convention — turned out to be a flop.

During key votes on Thursday evening, only 12 hard-core holdouts continued to resist Trump’s nomination when members of on the powerful 112-member Convention Rules Committee considered a proposal to prevent delegates from rejecting Trump.

Jul 16 07:02

Republicans in Cleveland Applaud Trump Pick of Mike Pence

Republican delegates and party leaders gathering in Cleveland for next week’s national convention praised Donald Trump’s selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, saying it would stabilize the ticket and calm social conservatives.

It adds significant government experience to Trump’s outsider campaign for the White House.

“Principled Conservative” … “Solid Grasp On Policy” … “A Home Run” … “Could Not Have Made A Better Choice”

Jul 16 06:52

Jewish Murder of the Russian Imperial Family

Before the outbreak of the Great War (1914 ~ 1918) available in selected Warsaw shops patronised by Jews were greeting cards with images unavailable for Gentiles. The postcards carried the image of the tzadik. This is an image of a rabbinical Jew with the Torah in his one hand and a white fowl in the other.

On these particular greeting cards available only by clandestine means was depicted the head of the fowl depicts the Imperial Russian Tsar Nicholas II. Below this image is the inscription in Hebrew: “This is a sacrificial animal so is my cleansing; it will be my replacement and cleansing the victim.”

Jul 16 05:48

US May Pressure Turkey Against Thaw With Russia After Failed Coup

The United States could use Turkey's crisis in the wake of the failed coup to pressure the country into ceasing its rapprochement with Russia, Mais Krydee, one of the leaders of the Syrian Hmeymim opposition group, told Sputnik on Saturday.

Jul 16 05:43

Turkey May Finally Be Ready to Call It Quits in Syria

"The fact is that while Russia maintains a military presence in the region, Turkey is slowly but surely losing its leverage in Syria."

Jul 15 11:50

BRICS NDB to issue yuan-denominated bond in Its maiden fundraiser

The New Development Bank (NDB), a one-year-old, infrastructure-focused lender backed by emerging BRICS economies, said this week it would issue 3 billion yuan, or US$ 447.8 million, worth of bonds in China’s interbank market on July 18.

It is also the first time the multilateral bank, set up by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has issued bonds denominated in a currency of a member country.

The bond is a five-year green bond, which raises funds for projects that benefit the environment in ways such as improving energy efficiency and preventing pollution.

The bond yield will be decided on the day of issuance, according to the bank, which is headquartered in Shanghai. Analysts expect it to fall between 2.8 percent and 3.6 percent per annum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would imagine that these bonds, due to go on sale next Monday, will sell quite well.

Jul 15 11:01

Unable to stop Syria's war, US offers Russia new partnership

The United States on Thursday offered Russia a broad new military partnership in Syria, hoping the attraction of a unified campaign against the Islamic State group and Al Qaeda — and a Russian commitment to ground Syria's bombers — could end five years of civil war. The deal, if finalized, could dramatically alter America's role in the conflict.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was to present the new ideas to Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Thursday. The eight-page proposal, a copy of which The Washington Post published, shows the U.S. offering intelligence and targeting sharing, and even joint bombing operations — a pact Moscow long had wanted, but Washington resisted.

In Washington, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Russia had to limit its targeting to extremist groups such as IS and the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, and not the more moderate opposition forces fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad's government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this report is true, it looks like the US government just "blinked" on Syria.

But no, the "...clear contradiction..." here is that of the US supporting, arming, and training Jihadists who are NEVER, EVER moderate, and feverishly believe that such support will create regime change in Syria.

Jul 15 10:40

USA is about to start WW3 in Poland

Jul 15 10:38

The US-Led Militarization of Southeast Asia. China, Russia, North Korea and Iran Are Targets in Pentagon World War III Scenarios

There are two central issues, Professor Chossudovsky explained. “One is the fact that the United States has a project to militarize the Asia Pacific region, specifically threatening China. The other issue is …the [territorial] disputes between China, the Philippines, Vietnam, etc.”

The second issue, according to the analyst, would be much easier to resolve if it weren’t for US involvement, which is using the territorial disputes as part of its so-called ‘pivot to Asia’, “essentially preventing these countries from reaching negotiations, and building a situation of crisis within the Asia-Pacific region.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is painfully apparent that the folks in Foggy Bottom (DC) have collectively lost their reality license, to believe that they can simultaneously take on all of these countries.

China will come to the aid of North Korea; and Russia will come to the aid of Iran, if attacked; and China will come to the aid of Russia if attacked, and the converse will be true as well.

And the aspect to all of this which is completely confounding is, how do the players at the Pentagon, State Department, and White House believe that there can be a successful outcome to these wars, when the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the manufacturing, or the money to insure that successful outcome?!?

This is utter madness, writ large; and unfortunately, just because something the US government could do would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing it could do, is utterly no guarantee that it will not do just that.

The US government's weapons procurement system is absolutely incestuous, because those same corporations wanting weapons and systems contracts support the candidacies of those Representatives in Congress, overtly and covertly, who green light them.

The resulting products are, far too frequently, weapons which under-perform; are hideously expensive, and late, and incapable of keeping up with strides made by weapons developers in countries like China and Russia.

Please understand; I hate war as a method of resolving geopolitical disputes.

Having said that, however, when weapons are deployed in conflict, I want them to work beyond the expectations of our military personnel.

Jul 15 09:15

Western-Backed Chechen “Freedom Fighter” Named as Istanbul Attack Mastermind

The true extent of U.S.-NATO involvement in the Chechen struggle for independence is still a well-guarded secret but Chatayev’s story sheds some light on dubious Western machinations that have fueled terrorism in Russia and beyond.

In 2003, “Akhmed One-Arm” moved to Austria. He was granted asylum and received Austrian citizenship. While enjoying Austrian hospitality, Chatayev made extensive use of his new passport that “allowed him to travel freely in Europe and elsewhere.”

Russian media reports suggest that Chatayev was wanted by Russian authorities since 2003 on suspicion of recruiting fighters and raising funds for the North Caucasus insurgency. According to sources in Chechen Islamic groups, this task was assigned to him by none other than Caucasus Emirate leader Doku Umarov.[9]

Neither Chatayev’s close connection to Umarov nor his criminal activities seemed to bother anyone in the West. Russia repeatedly tried to get him extradited, to no avail.

Jul 15 07:09

Video - Proof! Ukraine is shelling civilians in Donetsk

Reporting in Donetsk, independent journalist Patrick Lancaster shows clear proof that the shells which have hit Donetsk are coming from the UAF/ATO. This is demonstrated with a demonstrable, empirical approach using a simple/layman's battlefield forensic approach, determining the origin of shells by the shell impact locations. These are important independent documentations, because it is clear that the OSCE will, in typical form, obfuscate the data and write in the passive tense, being unclear about 'who' fired upon Donetsk. The US continues to support the Kiev Junta in its war crimes and crimes against humanity, guaranteeing that the Kiev Junta does not have to submit to the terms of the Minsk II agreement, an agreement which was a strategic victory for the breakaway republics.

Jul 15 07:05

Under Poroshenko's Rule, Ukraine Has Become the Poorest Country in Europe: 80% of Ukrainians are now in poverty according to UN index

Two years following the victory of the Euromaidan, 80% of the population of Ukraine has become poor according to UN standards by receiving less than 5$ a day in income... “The minimum (monthly) wage established in May is $60 and the minimum pension is $47. This means that 80% of citizens are below the poverty line according to official UN criteria... Back in 2002, Ukraine adopted a law on social standards and social norms. It has not actually been realized. Over the past several years, the state has ‘forgotten’ about the index. When the hryvnia depreciated three times, incomes fell by half and the constitutional provision on indexing pensions and salaries was discarded”.
With the coming to power of Poroshenko and his entourage, Ukraine became one of the most backward countries in Eastern Europe. This is not true of the Ukrainian President, whose business is booming. http://www.fort-russ.com/2016/07/under-poroshenkos-rule-ukraine-has.html

Jul 15 07:01

5 Minutes of Common Sense: Kerry will get no concessions, "Moscow doesn't believe American tears"

Kerry cannot bring Putin any “black marks” and can’t even present Washington’s position to Putin because Washington doesn’t have a single position. A real war is ongoing in which John Kerry himself is participated. The US Secretary of State has most likely brought the position of his clan and nothing more to Moscow. This does not mean that nothing can be negotiated with Kerry, however. Just the opposite. It’s just that the US might not comply with these agreements. It may very well be that the US Secretary of State has come to complain that he was strongly pressured by the hawks and that he heeds to seek concessions from Putin on Syria and Ukraine. I would venture to suggest that he won’t get any concessions whatsoever because Moscow does not believe in tears, especially not American ones.

Jul 15 06:55

NATO's ultimatum for Russia - surrender or have a Maidan

NATO has finally chosen Russia to be the main global threat. This gives sense to prolonging anti-Russian sanctions and the persistence of such archaic structures as NATO. Thus, pressure on Russia in all areas will only grow. What is NATO counting on? Perhaps Brussels believes that Russia might go on the retreat. Indeed, some facts could be interpreted in this vein, such as Russia’s patient attitude towards Ukraine’s violations of the ceasefire... But maybe NATO hopes to provoke a combined “revolt of the elites” and “revolt of the plebs,” a kind of Maidan in Russia. If so, then the most appropriate moment would be September 18th when elections to the State Duma of Russia will be held. And so, what NATO is striving to achieve is not so difficult to understand. But what is Russia trying to achieve?.. Unlike the alliance which nearly increases its bets, for Russia, the matter at hand is a question of life and death.

Jul 15 06:38

Video - 2016 NATO Summit: “Achtung, Russia!”

Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister for Propaganda is turning in his grave. This is on another level! On 8-9 July 2016. Western and Eastern European leaders gathered to recite the same lines over and over again, justifying anti-Russian circumstances that they themselves facilitated. You won't hear about the CIA funded Ukrainian coup, nor the subjugation of modern Ukraine to the IMF and the World Bank. You won't hear about Biden's son sitting on the board of Ukraine's largest gas producing company Burisma, and other examples of financial colonization. You won't hear about the referendum in Crimea that voluntarily sought to join Russia - with no sign of protest to this day.
You won't see an explanation of what the Minsk agreement is and who is party to it - nor will you see a breakdown of which side in Eastern Ukraine is attacking and which is defending. What is being asked for, in effect, to fully satisfy NATO, is nothing less than for Russia to simply stop existing.

Jul 14 17:47

CIA supplies ISIS with an airforce with help from Khazarian Mafia, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey and Israel

Saakashvili was made governor of Odessa in order to oversee a massive smuggling operation that is keeping Islamic State well supplied with weapons, munitions and all the other necessary goods to wage war. The route to ISIS is across the Black Sea to the port of Batumi, capital of Georgia which sits just a few miles north of the Georgian-Turkish border. From Batumi, the supplies are trucked into Turkey and then onto IS in the south. This is the fate of that dozen missing MiG-21s – they were crated and shipped from Odessa to Batumi then trucked down to Incirlik air base in southern Turkey.

But why would the CIA and their Saudi allies supply their IS proxy army with refurbished half a century old MiG-21s when they have the money and connections to source just about any state of the art hardware their hearts may desire?

This is where the deception part of the operation comes into play – the Syrian air force is still operating MiG-21s, therefore it is a simple matter to paint those dozen IS MiGs in Syrian colours and have them impersonate the Syrian air force for nefarious purposes.

Jul 14 15:03

Russian Harassment And Other Fables

Whenever the subject of American foreign policy catastrophes comes up, the word “Iraq” immediately comes to mind. But George W. Bush’s ill-fated invasion of that hapless land, in reality, did not do irreparable damage to the United States. That is not to trivialize the costs, including trillions of dollars and the deaths of thousands of Americans plus hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, but the reality is that the U.S. homeland was not attacked and the economy has not collapsed, making Iraq a war that should never have been fought but not a defeat in historic terms.

Jul 14 14:23

Kerry Seeks Russian Cooperation In War Against Daesh

US Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling to Russia to seek Moscow’s cooperation in the war against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in Syria, even as the two countries face worsening relations over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine as well as NATO’s expansion to Russian borders.

Jul 14 13:59

Vladimir Putin Is The Only Leader The West Has — Paul Craig Roberts

Putin does not want war. He is doing everything in his power to avoid it.

The trip-point of World War III will be the installation of Washington’s missiles in Poland and Romania. As Putin recently made clear to the imbecilic Western journalists, these missiles can easily and secretly be changed from anti-ballistic missiles to nuclear attack missiles that can strike their Russian targets within 5 or fewer minutes of launch, thus depriving Russia of its retaliatory deterrent. Once these missiles are in place, Washington can issue orders to Russia.

Whatever the evil men and women in Washington who are gambling with the life of the planet think, Russia is not going to accept these missiles.

Jul 14 13:49

Brexit campaigner David Davis to lead Britain out of the EU in Theresa May’s new Cabinet

Mr Davis, a former Tory leadership rival to David Cameron, has described Brexit as one of the biggest issues facing Britain.

“The biggest issue over coming years will be managing Brexit, improving UK trade position, controlling borders and enhancing democracy,” Mr Davis tweeted last month.

Making trade deals with countries outside Europe should be a top priority.

“That needs vision, optimism, energy and drive – that is why I am backing @BorisJohnson for Conservative leader,” he added.

Jul 14 11:39

Major leak! US offering military pact to Russia

The United States is offering Russia a new military pact against the Islamic State and al-Qaida in Syria, according to a leaked U.S. proposal.

If finalized, the arrangement could dramatically alter America’s role in the Arab country’s five-year civil war.

The document published by The Washington Post calls for joint bombing operations, a command-and-control headquarters and other synchronized efforts. U.S. and Russian officials with expertise in intelligence, targeting and air operations will “work together to defeat” the extremist groups, the eight-page paper states.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who was to discuss the proposal in Russia’s capital later Thursday, declined to comment.

“I’m going to Moscow, meeting with President (Vladimir) Putin tonight,” Kerry told reporters in Paris. “We’ll have plenty of time to talk about it and I’ll give you all a sense of where we are.”

Jul 14 01:33

RAND PAUL LAUNCHES PETITION TO HOLD HILLARY CLINTON ACCOUNTABLE

“IF YOU STILL BELIEVE THAT NO AMERICAN–EVEN A CLINTON–SHOULD BE EXEMPT FROM OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM, SIGN THE PETITION DEMANDING THAT HILLARY CLINTON BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL HER VIOLATIONS.”

In the video below, Paul says that “if the FBI’s decision to not prosecute Hillary Clinton is accepted, we will have become a nation of two sets of laws: one for the Clintons, and one for everyone else.”

Jul 14 01:25

Vladimir Putin Is The Only Leader The West Has — Paul Craig Roberts

Putin does not want war. He is doing everything in his power to avoid it.

A Reuters news report under the names of presstitutes Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold shows how devoid the West is of honest, intelligent and responsible journalists and government officials.

First we will examine the dishonesty or incompetence of the reporters and then that of Western government officials.

Jul 13 16:09

Clinton Vetting Ex-NATO Military Chief Stavridis For Vice-President – Report

The Clinton camp is reportedly vetting retired four-star Admiral James Stavridis as a potential vice presidential running mate. The former NATO brass served as the DoD’s top adviser during the Iraq War and has speculated on nuclear war with Russia.

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Jul 13 12:06

Round-The-World: Russian Traveler To Set Off On Solo Record-Breaking Balloon Flight

After many years of serious preparations, the journey of Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov is about to start.

Jul 13 07:53

Why Hollande Spoke Up: 'NATO Doesn't Get to Decide Europe's Russia Relations'

“NATO has no role at all to be saying what Europe’s relations with Russia should be. For France, Russia is not an adversary, not a threat,” these words by French President Francois Hollande as he landed in Warsaw to attend the alliance’s summit meeting on July 8-9 bring home the undercurrents in European politics following Brexit.

Jul 13 07:52

NATO's Warsaw Summit suggests US-led military bloc is divided

The Financial Times is as pro-NATO as a newspaper possibly could be. So when it revealed on Sunday the organization is increasingly divided, it confirmed what many sharp analysts have suspected for some time - NATO is split on the ‘Russian question’.

Jul 13 07:47

Lying State Dept Rep Caught Like a Deer in the Headlights on Russian Harassment Claim

She seemed so intimidated by the reporters' requests for details about Russia's alleged harassment that her voice was trembling. Of course, she had no details to give - the United States never does. You are supposed to believe what it says on faith alone - democracy is a religion after all.

You know, Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, Russian army in Ukraine, and all that.

But you almost feel sorry for the poor girl stuck there with no idea how to defend the empire's lies. It's kind of hard to make John Kirby look professional, but she certainly did that.

When asked about Russia's claims of American harassment, all she could do was robotically repeat, "Russia's claims are without foundation."

Jul 13 07:25

Putin on Hillary Clinton and her attempts to destabilise Russia as a Secretary of State

Jul 13 07:24

Turkey May Finally Be Ready to Call It Quits in Syria

Together with Iran, Hezbollah, and the moral support of China, Russia has helped prop up Assad in Syria, maintaining his hold on power after five years of brutal war. Turkey’s attempts over a five-year period to overthrow Assad in Syria — in light of Russia’s unfaltering support for Assad — shows the two nations have polar opposite interests in the region.

However, things have taken a turn over the last few weeks, with Turkey reaching out to Russia in a diplomatic move to repair their broken relationship. At the end of June 2016, Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote to Vladimir Putin stating he “would like to inform the family of the deceased Russian pilot that I share their pain and to offer my condolences to them. May they excuse us.”

Considering that only months ago Turkey was prepared to go to war with Russia by engaging Russian aircraft, what could be behind Turkey’s recent attempts to make amends with Russia?

Jul 12 14:31

NATO Reaffirms Its Bogus Russia Narrative

It’s unnerving to realize that the NATO alliance – bristling with an unprecedented array of weapons including a vast nuclear arsenal – has lost its collective mind. Perhaps it’s more reassuring to think that NATO simply feels compelled to publicly embrace its deceptive “strategic communications” so gullible Western citizens will be kept believing its lies are truth.

Jul 12 13:51

The West Is Provoking A World War: ‘Russia Is Being Pushed To Its Limits’

Many things have happened this past week, especially toward the end of the week, the new “norm” for events to “happen” just prior to the weekend. In this manner the events escape most of the public’s view. Case in point to start out with the NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland, and Obama committed 1,000 more American troops to a 4,000 troop increase in Poland and the Baltic States.

It was also announced that air and sea patrols will be increased in the region. The deputy national security advisor in D.C., Ben Rhodes stated that “continued aggression by Russia would provoke a response by NATO and a greater alliance presence in Eastern Europe.” Already the Western Press is escalating its actions of “demonizing” Russia, likening it to an aggressive colonizing power. This came from Associated Press, and the skew can clearly be seen:

Jul 12 10:16

"Kill, Burn, Shoot" - Ukrainian Neo-Nazi About Religious Procession for Peace in Donbass

As was already reported by "Russian Spring" (and Fort Russ), the Ukrainian religious procession called "Prayers for peace and love in Ukraine" started from the Holy Dormition Sviatohirsk Lavra in Donbass, making the first stop at the Bohorodychne Church of the Mother of God "All mourning joy", and have reached Kharkov.

Today in Kharkov people were marching with St. George ribbons and badges with portraits of Nicholas II.

An event of such magnitude could not remain indifferent to the so-called Ukrainian patriots, "Maidan activists", and just plain killers.

Jul 12 07:38

CYPRUS' PARLIAMENT VOTED FOR THE REMOVAL OF ANTI-RUSSIAN SANCTIONS

The initiators of the vote are calling for the normalization of relations with Russia and the restoration of old commercial and political ties between the countries of the European Community and Moscow. Of the 50 deputies, 33 supported the bill, 17 abstained, and none voted against it.

Jul 12 07:25

What will it take to awaken us to the “impending danger”?

Is the recent spate of violence in the region just a passing thing, or is it a sign the Washington Uber-Hawk response to loss of face and direction in Syria is going to be – not a reality check – but a renewed attempt to ignite wider conflict? Are we pivoting back to the pincer-movement so often talked about, a final and crazed attempt to imprison Russia between a burning Ukraine and a burning Middle East?

Jul 11 20:39

NATO LOSES COUNTENANCE

F. William Engdahl
The NATO summit in Warsaw is a part of the nuclear “chicken game”. Washington and the NATO Generals are trying to provoke Russia into an escalation of tensions, because certain circles in the US are becoming desperate over their diminishing power over the world. And they are really losing it. They see a military escalation as the only thing to save their control.

Jul 11 13:20

Canada Inks Free Trade Deal With Ukraine, Emphasizes Security Relationship

By Brandon Turbeville

Canada’s Obama, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau, is now making good on his task of providing a young and well-spoken face to a continuation of oppression, authoritarianism, globalization, and imperialism, much like his American counterpart did with great success eight years ago. Thus, it was to the cheers of many that Trudeau met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev to announce a greater “cooperation” between the two countries both in security and in trade, despite the announcement being nothing more than the telegraph of a continuation of imperialism and the giant sucking sound of “free trade.”...

Jul 11 12:35

Obama Calls For Stronger Military Ties With Spain To Counter Russia

US President Barack Obama has called for deeper military ties with Spain, amid what he called a “challenging time” for Europe due to growing tensions with Russia and the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU).

Jul 11 11:33

Gorbachev: 'The Next War Will Be the Last'

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev declared in an interview with radio station Echo Moskvy that if the crisis escalates to another war, this war will be the last.

This picture shows the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, on July 7, 2016, the venue of the upcoming NATO summit
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NATO Not to Cooperate With Moscow in Usual Format Until Minsk Obligations Fulfilled - Obama
NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland while increasing air and sea patrols to demonstrate readiness to defend eastern members against the alleged ‘Russian aggression.'
Mikhail Gorbachev reportedly said after the summit that the decisions made at NATO summit in Warsaw should be regarded as a preparation for a hot war with Russia.

On Saturday, Gorbachev told Echo Moskvy in an interview that he sticks to what he had said earlier and that he considers NATO decisions short-sighted and dangerous.

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This man is not only an adept student of history; during his time as President of the Soviet Union, he was also a very powerful creator of history as well.

And remember; if President Obama declares martial law as a result of these riots in the US, if they escalate, he may stay in office during a "transitional period", and this will give him both time, and carte blanche to work with NATO in declaring war against Russia, with both no Congressional or popular support on launching such a war.

And if Russia gives Obama no military cause to create war, NATO and the west will just create a false flag incident to be blamed on Russia to start the war.

Unfortunately, just because a move would be the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the American government can do is absolutely no guarantee that it will not be done.

And a war against Russia would be one of the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the US government could possibly, in either the long or short term.

The US military doesn't have the troops strength, the weaponry, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against either Russia and/or China, and if they don't understand this, we are all headed for a great amount of hurt.

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Jul 11 10:59

Brexit: Could a Messy Divorce Damage NATO?

But as the ramifications of the UK’s exit from the EU and the myriad potential problems, pitfalls, and divisions that this process could trigger – or once again force to the surface – begin to become clear, the question can be asked: how will this affect the relationship of NATO allies and the cohesion and stability of the Alliance? If the UK’s divorce from the EU becomes a messy and painful affair it will strain relations between the two and could spill over into the NATO realm. NATO’s integrity being vulnerable may sound far-fetched, but not long ago so too did the UK leaving the EU.

Jul 11 09:44

Paul Craig Roberts — Vladimir Putin Is The Only Leader The West Has

A Reuters news report under the names of presstitutes Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold shows how devoid the West is of honest, intelligent and responsible journalists and government officials. First we will examine the dishonesty or incompetence of the reporters and then that of Western government officials.

Emmott and Siebold describe NATO as a “Western defense alliance.” Since the Clinton regime NATO has been an alliance for waging offensive war, a war crime under the Nuremberg rules established by the United States. Under the NATO banner a number of countries have been bombed, invaded, and had their governments overthrown by Washington acting under the cover of NATO.

These destroyed countries posed no threat whatsoever to the countries of the NATO alliance and undertook no aggressive actions against NATO members. How is it possible that Reuters’ reporters and editors are not aware of this? Why do they call an instrument of Washington’s aggression a “defense alliance”?

Jul 11 08:58

NATO Disorients Raison D’etre: All Not Quiet on Eastern Front

Instead of joining forces in the War on Terror in Syria, the War Party in Washington continues to provoke Russia by shifting NATO’s focus to increasing military buildups in Eastern Europe.

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Jul 11 07:49

U.S. MISSILE BROUGHT DOWN RUSSIAN HELICOPTER IN SYRIA: REPORT

Two Russian airmen killed in Syria on Friday were shot down with American weaponry, the Interfax news agency said Sunday, quoting a Russian military source. It said insurgents from the Islamic State group hit the airmen’s Mi-25 assault helicopter with a U.S.-made TOW heavy anti-tank missile, a weapon that uses guidance from a ground station. The high-tech system is in service with the U.S. military.

Jul 11 07:16

It's not your grandfather's Cold War, Canadian and NATO officials insist

There is something NATO — and more importantly Canadian officials — want you to understand about the rising tensions with Russia: This is NOT your grandfather's Cold War.

In fact, throughout last weekend's Warsaw Summit they were really skittish about anyone drawing any comparisons to the nearly half century long standoff between East and West, which brought the world to the precipice of nuclear annihilation.

"The Cold War is history and it should remain history," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg declared, as though just saying so was more than enough to make it so.

Jul 11 07:14

Oliver Stone’s “Ukraine on Fire” is Another Big Dent in the Western Maidan Narrative

One of the most audacious, vicious, and irresponsible coups in history…carried out by the Obama administration, in cahoots with their Brussels vassal state stooges, is about to be platooned.

Jul 11 07:10

Popov: Putin is purging the Russian ruling class to prevent a Ukrainian scenario

In recent weeks in Russia, significant internal political events have taken place tied to the arrest or detention of several senior officials on charges of corruption. The loudest of these was the arrest of the Kirov region (northern Russia) governor Nikita Belykh. The governor was arrested while receiving yet another bribe in the amount of 400,000 euros.

Jul 11 07:09

“The Doomsday Forum”: Senior Military, Nuclear Weapons Officials Convene… America’s “$1 Trillion Nuclear Weapons Plan”. Take out Russia, Iran and North Korea?

On June 21, 250 top military brass, military planners, corporate military-industrial ”defense” contractors, top officials and scientists from the nuclear weapons laboratories as well as prominent academics gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico to discuss, debate and promote the Pentagon’s One Trillion Dollar Nuclear Weapons program.

Russia is allegedly “threatening the Western World”. The objective is to develop the pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons (i.e. nuclear war as a means of self-defense).

The event organized by “The Strategic Deterrent Coalition” (a non profit organization) was funded by Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Orbital ATK, BAE Systems among other generous donors.

Jul 11 07:07

NATO Marches Toward Destruction

As the West’s elites growl about “Russian aggression” – as they once did about Iraq’s WMD – NATO leaders meet in Poland to plan a costly and dangerous new Cold War, while shunning the few voices of dissent, John V. Walsh warns.

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Jul 10 13:14

I Am Not Afraid To Say: Russian And Ukrainian Women Speak Out Against Sexual Abuse

This is probably the most important flash mob on Facebook.

Jul 10 11:27

NATO and US Agree to Deploy Military Forces Against Non-Existent Russian Threat

By Claire Bernish

On Friday, NATO leaders agreed to the deployment of military forces to Eastern Europe to bolster Baltic states against the threat of Russian incursion.

Following the launch of the Western alliance’s unprecedented military exercise known as Anakonda-16 — ten days of war games in Poland involving some 30,000 troops from over 20 NATO member nations — the announcement backs up posturing over supposed Russian aggression in the region.

Anakonda-16 has been described as the largest military exercise since the Cold War...

Jul 10 09:53

NATO HAS A VERY PECULIAR WAY OF SHOWING IT DOESN'T WANT NEW COLD WAR

On the first day of this weekend's NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg assured the public, "We don't want a new Cold War. The Cold War is history and should remain history."

Yet Stoltenberg seemed to simultaneously defy that claim when he also announced that NATO's "response force" is now three times larger than it was during the Cold War—further stoking fears that NATO's recent saber-rattling may herald a new major war with Russia.

In addition to a recent enormous NATO war game that simulated a war with Russia, the increased troop levels and military presence on Europe's eastern borders "reflects a new and dangerous strategic outlook in Washington," wrote Michael T. Klare in The Nation.

Klare explains the drastic strategic shift signaled by Obama's comments:

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We have been getting groomed for this for some time, by Russia bashing in the media, and in the news.

I was noticing, in one of the episodes of the TV drama, "Elementary", which features a very updated Holmes and Watson, the Homes character (Johnny Lee Miller) accused a character of being a "sleeper" Russian agent, and in his grand "J'accuse", calls him "Comrade".

I asked Mike what the original air date was, and he checked for me, and found out that this was first broadcast in 2014.

Look for more of an uptick in Russia/China bashing, in film, television, and what the presstitutes have to say between now, and whenever the actual shooting starts.

Please remember: this has nothing to do with "a battle of national ideals", and EVERYTHING to do with US dollar hegemony against a rapidly rising gold-backed yuan, and a very stabilized ruble.

Jul 10 08:39

NATO Summit Closes By Condemning Russia

The issues that were discussed at this year’s NATO Summit were mainly preparations for a possible war against Russia.

The two-day Summit in Warsaw Poland ended on Saturday July 9th, with a 139-part “Warsaw Summit Communiqué” which used the word “terrorism” 17 times, “jihad” and “jihadist” and “jihadism” 0 (zero) times, and “Russia” 58 times — never favorably, and often with overt hostility.

Jul 09 20:35

“CrossTalk” Aggressive NATO

Now NATO has focused on what is described as “Russian aggression.” Does NATO create its own security risks?

Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has been trying to find its new role. Its operations in Afghanistan and Libya were disasters.

Jul 09 20:33

Merkel Urged to Temper NATO’s Belligerence

U.S. intelligence veterans are calling on German Chancellor Merkel to bring a needed dose of realism and restraint to the upcoming NATO conference, which risks escalating the dangerous new Cold War with Russia.

MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

We longtime U.S. intelligence officers again wish to convey our concerns and cautions directly to you prior to a critically important NATO summit – the meeting that begins on July 8 in Warsaw. We were gratified to learn that our referenced memorandum reached you and your advisers before the NATO summit in Wales, and that others too learned of our initiative via the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, which published a full report on our memorandum on Sept. 4, the day that summit began.

Jul 09 20:29

NATO Marches Toward Destruction

The Brexit is just one rumbling of such discontent.

As the West’s elites growl about “Russian aggression” – as they once did about Iraq’s WMD – NATO leaders meet in Poland to plan a costly and dangerous new Cold War, while shunning the few voices of dissent.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s cry of distress is that of a man watching a tidal wave of destruction gathering force, similar to ones that have engulfed his country twice in the Twentieth Century.

Jul 09 10:14

Britain to send hundreds of troops to Russian border amid Nato concerns

The UK will deploy hundreds of troops in response to growing concerns over Russia’s presence on its border with the Baltic states, David Cameron is set to announce.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says 650 troops will be sent to eastern Europe to help NATO in its mission to “deter Russia from any further aggression”.

A battalion of 500 soldiers will be sent to Estonia while 150 troops will be based in Poland, Mr Fallon confirmed, with the UK assuming leadership of NATO standby force early next year.

Jul 09 09:12

RUSSIA EXPELS TWO U.S. DIPLOMATS

Russia expels 2 U.S. diplomats in fallout over bizarre embassy fracas

Russia expelled two U.S. diplomats in retaliation for a similar move against two Russian diplomats stemming from a bizarre fracas last month between a U.S. diplomat and a Russian guard at the entrance to the U.S. embassy compound in Moscow.

The Russian foreign ministry, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, said in a statement Saturday that one of the expelled U.S. diplomats was involved in the embassy confrontation June 6. Another diplomat was "also a CIA operative," Ryabkov said, Reuters and the AFP news agency reported.

Ryabkov said the two U.S. diplomats were declared persona non grata.

"We hope that they in Washington will realize all the viciousness of the aggressive anti-Russia line. If they decide there to move on the path of escalation, they won't be left without a response.">>>

Jul 09 08:14

NATO to deploy up to 4,000 troops to boost eastern flank against Russia

NATO leaders have agreed to deploy thousands of troops in Poland and the Baltic states in a bid to strengthen the 28-nation alliance’s eastern borders in Europe against Russia.

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Attention people of Europe. The US and NATO are going to start a war in which your children will be killed and crippled, in which the front lines will be your front lawns. This is not theoretical! They are really going to do it because they have wrecked the world and blowing it all up is the only way they can think of to hide their guilt!

Jul 09 08:13

NATO missile defense goes live in Europe, isolating Russia not the goal – Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that the alliance’s ballistic missile defense system in Europe is now operational. The system includes warships, long-range missile defense interceptors and radars placed across the territory controlled by the allied forces.

“Today we have decided to declare initial operational capability of the NATO ballistic missile defense system. This means that the US ships based in Spain, the radar in Turkey and the interceptor site in Romania are now able to work together under NATO command and NATO control," he explained.

Stoltenberg added that the shield is “entirely defensive" and "represents no threat to Russia's strategic nuclear deterrent.”

Jul 08 15:24

Obama Urges NATO Leaders To Stand Firm Against Russia

US President Barack Obama has urged leaders of the NATO military alliance to stand firm against Russia over its “seizure” of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine.

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Jul 08 13:23

British instructors to train 4,000 Ukrainian soldiers by March 2017 – British FM

British instructors will complete the training of 4,000 Ukrainian military personnel by March 2017, UK Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond told journalists on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Warsaw.
"We have a very active cooperation with Ukraine. The UK will train 4,000 Ukrainian servicemen until March 2017," Hammond said.

The minister also expressed his hope to deepen cooperation between Ukraine and NATO, adding that the UK plans to make a significant contribution to this cooperation, particularly in the field of training Ukraine’s servicemen.

He also emphasized that the process of Montenegro’s accession to NATO shows that the alliance’s door is potentially open to all countries, including Ukraine.

In March, British Secretary of State for Defense Michael Fallon said in a statement that the UK instructors and advisers already trained 2,000 Ukrainian soldiers, adding that there are plans to train 300 more in 2016.

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I would definitely like to ask UK Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond, what precisely, are these troops being trained for?!?

Combat?!? Against whom, please, perhaps Russia, in what would be a disastrous attempt to take back Crimean?!?

Peace-keeping operations?!?

Participation in relief efforts?

NATO operations?

British citizens and taxpayers very much need to be asking those very pointed questions to their MPs and Lords; because I am getting this very sick feeling in the pit of my stomach that the Ukrainian military is being groomed as an adjunct force to work with NATO against Russia, even to the point of participating in a hot, shooting war against it.

Jul 08 13:02

US Sends Another 1,000 Troops To Poland As Part Of NATO Effort To Counter Russia

President Obama is in Warsaw, Poland today where NATO members are holding a summit to show the alliance will stand firm against new threats, including a “resurgent Russia.” The Warsaw meeting is being held in a district of the capital, Praga, that Poles view as a symbol of Russian betrayal of their nation.

In the meeting, Obama called on NATO to "stand firm" against Russia, terrorism and other challenges even as a key member, UK, retrenches from Europe. In an op-ed published in the Financial Times on Friday, Obama says the U.S. and European nation "must summon the political will, and make concrete commitments" to affirm European cooperation.

“This may be the most important moment for our transatlantic alliance since the end of the Cold War,” Obama wrote. “Russia’s aggression against Ukraine threatens our vision of a Europe that is whole, free and at peace.” The US president added that “NATO will once again send a very clear message that we are here.”

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I am sorry: it is NATO and the US who are doing the aggression here.

Someone in the US Congress better darned well get ready to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, stating that if a President is unable, mentally or physically, to stay in office, needs to be replaced by the Vice-President.

Obama definitely qualifies right now, because he cannot possibly be in his right mind, and is unfit to lead the country.

It is obvious, in making this statement, that President Obama has utterly lost his reality license.

Jul 08 12:51

Arctic Convoy Heroes: Almost 70 WWII Veterans Get Russian Bravery Medals

Dozens more UK veterans of the Arctic convoys that delivered supplies to the Eastern Front during WWII have been honored by Russia. It has taken years for the men’s bravery to be officially recognized, but they have now received prestigious Ushakov medals.

Jul 08 12:05

NATO Heads Of State Summit Under The Dictate Of The US

“The gathering of NATO Heads of State and Governments in The Warsaw Summit rather will be not in sake of the EU. The NATO’s summit will as usual adopt a series of decisions, a package of US dictations sent earlier to NATO member states. For example, the US President Barack Obama demanded Germany to deploy military forces on the Russian border of Litauen.

From my opinion strengthening the military presence at the Russian borders will have a negative effect on the relation between the European countries and Russia. Which is in the interest of the Transatlantic Pact and of the US, who themselves increased sales with Russia while their so-called partners, the vassal states of the EU, have lost by deploying the sanctions against Russia. “Divide et impera!” at work. When will the European Community stand up against this constant aggression of the US-led NATO and vote for peace and cooperation with Russia?“

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This NATO conference in Warsaw is about anything BUT peace, prosperity, and international cooperation among all countries; it is to further jeapordise the already-tense relationship between Europe, Eastern Europe, and Russia.

And that statement: "Strengthening and modernizing NATO’s defense and deterrence posture will be the focus of the 2016 Summit, according to a recent NATO statement. At its 2014 Summit in Wales, NATO agreed to a number of short-term measures to bolster the alliance’s conventional deterrent. Dubbed the Readiness Action Plan, these measures sought to expedite the arrival of NATO reinforcements to states under attack from Russia."

WHAT bloody evidence does anyone in NATO have, please, that Russia is going to attack ANYBODY?!??

President Obama, can possibly, please, enlighten my brother and sister Americans on this, with actual facts?!?

And to every citizen of every NATO member country, please ask this question, politely, but loudly, to all of your politicians; since it will be your sons and daughters on the front line of such a war, you deserve to know WHY NATO believes that Russia is going to attack anyone.

Whoever is thinking in these terms has obviously lost their reality licence; and when a whole group of politicians indulge in completely preposterous and insane "group think", really, really bad decisions can get made to escalate the drumbeat for war, this time against Russia.

NATO and the US are in no position to fight Russia; they don't have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing, or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

So, a small memo to NATO: thinking, moral citizens of all member NATO countries do not want this war at all.

Pursuing such a war, at this time, when the world has so many other real problems to solve, is an absolute betrayal of citizens of your member countries.

Jul 08 11:23

Putin LOSES IT, Warns Journalists of War: 'I Don't Know How to Get Through to You People' (Video)

Putin railed against the journalists for their "tall tales" in blindly repeating lies and misinformation provided to them by the United States on its anti-ballistic missile systems being constructed in Eastern Europe. He pointed out that since the Iran nuclear deal, the claim the system is to protect against Iranian missiles has been exposed as a lie.

The journalists were informed that within a few years, Russia predicted the US would be able to extend the range of the system to 1000 km. At that point, Russia's nuclear potential, and thus the nuclear balance between the US and Russia, would be placed in jeopardy.

Putin completely lost patience with the journalists, berating them for lazily helping to accelerate a nuclear confrontation by repeating US propaganda. He virtually pleaded with the western media, for the sake of the world, to change their line:

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A short memo to Russian President Putin: the independent media (like this website) fully understand the danger of a potential war between Russia and the US and do not want to see that happen.

That is why, to the best of our abilities, we are working to get the truth out there.

I don't know if there is a "mirror" to this site in Russian, but certainly wish right now there were, even though I understand you speak a brilliant English.

And sir, in geopolitics, I consider you the ultimate "adult in the room", working to maintain peace, trade, and good relationships with other countries.

I surely wish that other countries (like the United States) were even trying to return the favor.

For a child with a hammer, everything appears to be a nail. And with the current thinking in DC, the "hammer" is our military capabilities, and we seem to be using that to acquire other countries' natural resources, to which we have absolutely no moral right or claim.

Please understand; no moral, or thinking, American wants a war with Russia; we want cooperation, scientific research, trade, and good relations.

Jul 08 09:19

Russian Guard Takes Down CIA Spy, Video Allegedly Shows

Footage has emerged showing a Russian guard wrestling down an American diplomat and alleged CIA spy before he enters the US embassy in the Russian capital Moscow.

Webmaster addition: "We got your name from Hillary's emails, spy!"

Jul 08 08:54

Paul Craig Roberts: Are You Planning Your Retirement? Forget About It. You Won’t Survive To Experience It.

The Israeli agents who comprise the Neoconservatives, a collection of war criminals that control US foreign policy, have already handed you your death certificate. The neoconservatives have far more power than they have intelligence or humanity.

At the recent St. Petersburg International Economic Conference, President Putin excoriated Western Journalists for endlessly repeating Washington’s lies that are driving the world to nuclear war. He asked Washington’s bought-and-paid-for-whores, the scum who comprise the Western news media: “How do you not understand that the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction toward nuclear war?”

Jul 08 07:19

EU propaganda against Russia

At the initiative of Zbigniew Brzezi?ski and Polish figures who have already launched an "initiative for information warfare" against Russia at the heart of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in Washington, NATO has established a Centre for strategic communication in Latvia and the European Union should adopt a similar structure.

The idea is to centralize all media manipulation efforts thus far divided into fields of psychological warfare, propaganda etc.

The initial program was entirely directed against Russia.

Jul 08 07:16

Why People Never Believe That War Is Coming – Until It Is Too Late

War always starts unexpectedly. Deepest dreams occur before dawn. People cannot believe that their peaceful lives are over. On June 21, 1941 the Soviet nation was more sure than ever that war wouldn’t happen. It was clear to everyone that sooner or later they would have to fight the fascist beast, but not today. Not tomorrow. German troops along our borders were just training. The main thing was not to panic and respond to provocations. Knowing the inevitable, a human heart desperately clings to the hope that the storm will pass. The enemy always takes advantage of this, attacking when least expected.

Jul 07 19:02

Donald Trump's adviser slams American policy on Russia during speech in Moscow

Donald Trump's foreign policy adviser has slammed the United States for showing "hypocrisy" towards Russia, during an address in Moscow.

In an unusual critique for a man attached to a presumptive nominee for the American presidency, Carter Page said the US and other Western countries unfairly vilified Russia for its problems, including corruption, which he said was just as easily found at home.

Giving a lecture in Moscow, where he has previously lived for many years, Mr Page lamented that the West "unnecessarily perpetuated Cold War tendencies" in their dealings with Russia, and called instead for "mutual respect" in order to get "mutual benefits".

Jul 07 17:57

FLASHBACK - 95.7% of Crimeans in referendum voted to join Russia - preliminary results

Over 95 percent of voters in the Crimean referendum have answered ‘yes’ to the autonomous republic joining Russia and less than 4 percent of the vote participants want the region to remain part of Ukraine, according to preliminary results.

With over 75 percent of the votes already counted, preliminary result show that 95.7 percent of voters said 'yes' to the reunion of the republic with Russia as a constituent unit of the Russian Federation. Only 3.2 percent of the ballots were cast for staying with Ukraine as an Autonomous Republic with broader rights. The remaining 1.1 percent of the ballots were declared invalid.

Jul 07 17:53

Britain and Moscow ready for WAR as they station troops on RUSSIAN BORDER

HUNDREDS of British troops are being scrambled to countries bordering Russia as a show of strength to Vladimir Putin.

David Cameron will announce the deployment of a 500-strong battalion to Estonia with a further company of 150 troops to be stationed in Poland "on an enduring basis".

The move comes amid continuing concerns from the Western alliance regarding the intentions of President Vladimir Putin following Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

Jul 07 17:52

Angela Merkel blasts 'untrustworthy' Putin as NATO bolsters troops on Russian border

ANGELA Merkel has launched a scathing attack on Vladimir Putin amid fears the growing verbal conflict between the two leaders will soon escalate into a large-scale, brutal conflict.

As thousands of NATO troops gather on Russia's Baltic border, Angela Merkel yesterday blasted the Kremlin leader, claiming "trust had been lost" between herself and the Kremlin boss after he annexed Crimea in February 2014.

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