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Dec 10 10:17

Russian Interference Could Give Courts Legal Authority To Install Clinton

A 1995 federal court ruling out of Pennsylvania may offer some clues to Clinton supporters as to possible legal authority for removing an elected official from office and replacing them with their erstwhile opponent.

In light of late-breaking reports Friday evening that Russians interfered with the 2016 presidential election to assist Donald Trump’s victory, Clinton supporters are furiously in pursuit of remedies.

At 10:45 p.m. Friday evening, the Washington Post broke an explosive story alleging that Russians had interfered with the 2016 presidential election in order to assist Donald Trump in a victory over democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. The story reveals that a CIA assessment detailing this conclusion had been presented to President Obama and top congressional leaders last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This alleged CIA "assessment" has been presented as accomplished fact, with absolutely no evidence revealed of how this could have possibly come about.

And in the HufPo Article (or, what passes for journalism at this blog these days) the breathlessness, and lack of any attribution whatsoever, makes this accusation highly suspicious, and stink to high heaven.

A shocking secret CIA assessment has concluded that Russia interfered with the U.S. presidential election expressly to help Donald Trump win, according to an exclusive report Friday by The Washington Post (the same Washington Post that claimed this website was a Russian propaganda outlet, then admitted the story was fake). Until now, intelligence sources have indicated that Russian hacking throughout the campaign that repeatedly exposed information overwhelmingly embarrassing for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was an effort to undermine Americans’ faith in their government. Now the intelligence community has concluded that Russia was clearly after a Trump victory and manipulated information to that end, according to sources who spoke to the newspaper. “It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” a senior U.S. official briefed on the CIA assessment told The Washington Post. “That’s the consensus view.”

"...consensus view", MY ASTROLABE! Right now, in this very dangerous geopolitical assertion against Russia, the CIA appears to be "fact free", with no mechanism, and no actual information on how this could have possibly happened.

And who the hell are the alleged "sources" on this?!? The American people deserve to know. Apparently, the WaPo has decided to blatantly ignore the basic tenants of journalism: who, what, when, where, and why.

And CIA, I have a news flash for you: the American people's faith in their government was destroyed quite a long time ago. The real erosion started when, enabled by a presstitute media, President Bush lied about Saddam Hussein's alleged "weapons of mass destruction", as the "justification" for the invasion and occupation of Iraq; and we can all see, today, just how brilliantly that has gone.

Trump Is Right, Bush Lied: A Little-Known Part of the Bogus Case for War

The American people, and the world, understand that the US government lies with impunity, to further its geopolitical, or partisan, agendas; here, we are dealing with a desperate Clinton, and desperate Democratic party, pathologically unable to learn from their mistakes, and willing to do anything to override the will of the people.

I shudder to think what the outcome will be if Trump is not verified as President Elect on the 19th of this month.

Dec 10 09:18

Russia sent out a warning to the Israeli Air Force:We will shut down Israeli fighter jets if they intervene in Syria war

Russian forces sent out a warning to the Israeli Air Force after Israeli jets were detected near Russian controlled airspace near the Syrian–Lebanese border, Lebanese media outlet As Safir reported Friday.

The warning was issued after a Russian radar system spotted Israeli jets approaching Russian-controlled airspace two weeks ago, a Lebanese diplomatic official said, according to the report.

Russia's defense ministry said Thursday that its forces in Syria had set up a "hotline" with Israel's military to avoid clashes in the sky over the war-torn country.

Dec 10 00:44

Rolling Back the Empire: Washington’s Proxy-Army Faces Decisive Defeat in Aleppo

It appears that the battle of Aleppo is about to end and the Syrian Army is on the “verge of total victory.”

Syrian Army helicopters dropped leaflets on parts of eastern Aleppo on Sunday warning anti-government fighters to surrender while they still had the chance. Hundreds of jihadists have already laid down their weapons and surrendered while a hardline corps of deadenders continue to fend off the rapidly advancing army.

Dec 09 20:00

Could Obama's Russian hacking probe overturn the US election results?

Republicans seek to probe Russian cyber-intrusions during the election. "I am going to lead the charge to investigate Russia's role, not only in the elections, but throughout the world," said South Carolina's Republican Senator Lindsey Graham in an interview with CNN on 7 December, "I'm going after Russia in every way you can go after Russia."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Lindsey.

It looks like Obama is going to claim that Saddam has nuclear weapons ... sorry, I mean Russia hacked the US election and give the White House to Hillary!

That will probably trigger a civil war, or possibly a Soviet Union style collapse of Washington DC.

Dec 09 17:07

Ex-Trump adviser: Ukraine, Crimea coverage is example of ‘fake news’

“The recent history of Ukraine in general and Crimea in particular over the past several years may be among the most egregious examples of ‘fake news’ in recent memory,” he told RIA Novosti.

“The level of misinformation which has guided related decisions by outside actors and their impact on this country is tragic. I am confident that there will be new possibilities to resolve these misperceptions and the wrong direction it has created for Ukraine.”

Dec 09 16:57

Is Europe's frosty relations with Russia thawing amid growth of populism?

The rise of populist politics across both Europe and the USA have seen the established order in retreat and many countries taking a friendlier approach to its consistent foe, Russia.

The shift in political opinion throughout Europe includes the growth of anti-establishment politics in Italy, where leader of the Five Star Movement - which has backed the successful no vote against changing the constitution - calling on closer links to Vladimir Putin.

And this week Spain also invited Russia’s foreign minister to the nations to improve relations between Madrid and Moscow.

In Italy, the rise of M5S and the Northern League, both of whom want to drastically change the country’s relationship with the European Union, want better relations and have called for anti-Russia sanctions lifted.

Dec 09 13:05

ISIS LEADER TERMINATED: RUSSIAN KILLER ROBOT GUNS DOWN HEAD EXTREMIST AND 4 OTHERS

A machine-gun-wielding Russian robot was sent in to “take out” an ISIS emir and four other militants in a raid this week designed to stop terrorist attacks in the Republic of Dagestan, according to Russian security services. A video showing the killer robot indicates that the mechanical shooter was maneuvered into position and received supporting fire from a special forces unit.

The Sun reported this week that Russia has acquired a new soldier in the ongoing war against ISIS terrorists — a robot. The device, equipped with a machine gun, rolled into battle against the extremists in Makhachkala, Dagestan, where ISIS emir Rustam Aselderov was reportedly holed up with members of his terrorist group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US is also developing these kinds of capabilities, as demonstrated by the used of an armed robot in July of this year to gun down an armed suspect tied to 5 fatal police shootings.

Killer robot used by Dallas police opens ethical debate

But I see a disturbing parallel in both the Dallas and Dagestan, as the military and police of both countries were using these weapons domestically, rather than internationally.

Such weapons are, unfortunately, the future of both warfare, and domestic extrajudicial assassinations; this is simply the reality here.

Dec 09 12:36

Putin On Goals And Dreams: I Want To Successfully Complete My Career!

Struggling to manage your work/life balance? Not sure what a president is? Ask Putin!

Dec 09 10:05

Big Money Intends To Shut Down Our Website — Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts

Big Money and the US government controlled by Big Money intend to close down Internet truthtellers. As Trump intends to reduce the tensions between nuclear powers, the 200 List prepared by the shadowy Internet site, PropOrNot, is in Trump’s way. Either Trump will be apprised and convinced of the “Russian threat,” or the dissident websites will be promoted to “Muslim apologists” and fall under the ire of Trump’s Iranophobic generals.

Dec 09 09:09

‘US weapons will absolutely end up in the wrong hands again’

Obama’s decision to lift restrictions on aiding “moderate” militant groups in the hope that they will fight ISIS will only empower terrorists, prolong the Syrian conflict and inevitably undermine Russia-US negotiations, geopolitical analyst Patrick Henningsen told RT.

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"Yeah? So?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 09 08:45

Russian telecom giant repels DDoS attacks on country’s 5 largest financial institutions

Russian telecom giant Rostelecom has thwarted DDoS-attacks on the five largest banks and financial institutions in the country, the company said in a statement.

All the attacks were recorded on December 5, 2016, the longest of them lasting for over two hours, Rostelecom said on Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like someone is throwing a tantrum! And given Joe Biden's comments about cyber attacks against Russia a few months back, I think we know who!

Dec 09 08:05

Site smeared as ‘Russian Propaganda’ demands Washington Post retraction

The progressive finance and economics website Naked Capitalism has demanded a retraction and apology from the Washington Post for its “astonishingly lazy report” smearing independent news outlets as “Russian propaganda.”

Dec 09 07:44

Moscow says writing infrastructure attack code is a thought crime

Malware writers whose wares are used by separate attackers to pop Russian national infrastructure could end up fined and in jail, if a new Russian bill become law.

The bill (Number 47571-7, Russian) reported by local media threatens those involved in the manufacture of malware subsequently used in damaging attacks against telecommunications, transport, or energy with up to a decade in jail, forced work for the state, or up to a million rubles (US$15,765, £12,526, A$21,145) fine.

Authors would not need to be directly responsible for attacks: merely having written "deliberately nefarious" tools required to pull off the hacks would be enough for a conviction.

Dec 08 18:21

A Carefully Planned Operation to Prevent President-elect Donald Trump’s Accession to the White House?

Once you get past the first few opinion paragraphs very interesting.
The Yankee and Cowboy War is still ongoing. YEEHAHHH!!!

A carefully coordinated operation is ongoing. The propaganda ploy emanating from the outgoing Obama government and the pro-Clinton faction of the corporate media consists in relentlessly accusing Moscow of having interfered in the election campaign on behalf of Donald Trump. This initiative is supported by major corporate lobby groups (including defence contractors and oil conglomerates) which are behind Hillary’s hawkish foreign policy agenda.

At the height of the election campaign Trump was portrayed by the US media as ”an agent” of the Kremlin, a modern Manchurian candidate.

Dec 08 10:43

Lieberman: Israel Attacked Syria to Prevent Hezbollah Getting WMDs

Throughout Syria’s Civil War, Israel has repeatedly, despite insisting they are neutral, attacked Syrian military targets, launching several airstrikes and artillery attacks and Syrian military bases and convoys over the years. They virtually never make official statements on the attacks.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, however, isn’t a big fan of this official coyness about the strikes, and not only publicly confirmed the attacks, but claimed Israel had to attack Syrian military targets to try to prevent Hezbollah from acquiring weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

Lieberman did not indicate what sort of WMDs he is talking about, and is likely just exaggerating the scope of the run-of-the-mill conventional weapons Hezbollah is always getting shipments of to prepare for the next time Israel invades southern Lebanon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope that whatever Russian influence exists over Israel will be used to get this kind of military grandstanding by Israel to stop, or that Russia will "teach Israel a lesson" which prevents it from doing this kind of military exercise in Syria again.

Dec 08 10:24

US Navy may increase Black Sea patrols – Admiral

Washington may send more ships to the Black Sea in order to extend the amount of time they can patrol the area, according to a senior US Navy officer.

The US has sent a string of warships into the Black Sea since the Ukraine crisis broke out in 2014, and NATO refused to recognize Crimea’s reunification with Moscow or Russia’s military presence on the peninsula.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, all they need to do is sneak a submarine in through the Bosphorus, sink a US ship, blame it on Russia, and get their war!

Dec 08 09:27

The Tide Is Turning Against the Oligarchs — Paul Craig Roberts

The ruling oligarchy and their presstitute media have become desperate now that they are losing control over explanations and Americans’ minds. Thus, they charge independent Internet journalists such as myself with being Russian agents peddling fake news.

Recent legislation in the House of Representatives, the list of 200 alleged Russian agents, and the attacks on president-elect Trump from within the US intelligence community make it clear that pressures on truthtellers are increasing.

Dec 08 09:24

Is Peace Possible? A Dialogue With Johan Galtung On Ukraine; Trump, Putin, And…

I expect these two men to cooperate — Johan Galtung

JG: I think there is a big difference in the campaigner Donald Trump, with his horrible remarks, and all his prejudices, and the President-Elect—who announces himself as the President for all Americans! While we are focusing on Ukraine, I was particularly interested in a statement made by a member of the Trump team about the 200-year relationship between Russia and the United States: the point was made that Russia supported what became the United States, against the French and the English empires. And that was Tsar Alexander I!...

It helps to have a long time-perspective! This is the first time in my life that I have heard of a President-Elect, or a President, having an historical perspective!

Dec 07 16:53

CNN fail: RT's Anissa Naouai turns the tables


Amanpour is a professional propagandist whose commitment to US imperialism and the goal of destroying Russia is unshakable. Misconceptions about the relationship between big corporate media personalities and the US government are disseminated by the very same corporate media.

But at which point does a CNN interview with a member of Russian opposition, Mihail Kasynov, become a grave conflict of interest?

At first glance, CNN appears to honourably provide representation to what may be the 'underdog' party in Russia. But the concept fails miserably when that 'Russian' party is also the soundboard for the US State Department.

Dec 07 15:49

Russian Sappers Begin Mine Clearing Ops In Areas Of Eastern Aleppo

A group of Russian sappers began mine clearance operations in the liberated districts of eastern Aleppo on Tuesday.

Dec 07 14:18

Off-Road Monster: Russian All-Terrain Vehicle Drives Across Ice And Into Water To Save Lives

Moscow’s Ministry of Emergencies tests an off-road vehicle suitable for even the deepest snow, and which can also float on water.

Dec 07 12:56

Creating the Narrative: Blaming Russia for Hillary’s Loss

We have already seen a tremendous amount of finger-pointing by the mainstream media (MSM) at the alternative/independent news media of being “complicit with Russian propaganda” regarding the presidential election. SHTFplan.com and several hundred other websites and blogs are implicated by the MSM as taking orders directly from Russia.

I take artistic license and hereby dub the MSM as being “Marxist State Media,” with the term being inclusive of the Television and Newspaper outlets. The term also includes the endless online Marxist proselytizing found on Facebook, Google (Zuckerberg owns it; therefore, Zuckerberg directs it), and other sites in the name of “social justice” or “benefit to the community.”

Dec 07 12:43

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 07 12:41

How Russia Outsmarted OPEC

OPEC’s historical deal to cut production has been sealed, and oil prices have jumped as a result, comfortably above the $50 per barrel mark. According to Lukoil’s vice president, Leonid Fedun, the average price of crude in 2017 could reach US$60 a barrel, thanks in no small part to that agreement.

Dec 07 12:38

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis and the Spirit of Trumpism

When it comes to foreign policy, the incoming Trump administration displays a split personality.

Mattis exemplifies the dual nature of the new administration.
This was readily apparent during the campaign, when, on the one hand, Donald Trump told us we were lied into the Iraq war, that NATO is “obsolete,” and that we have no business supporting regime change in Syria – and, on the other hand, he declared that he would crush ISIS, that it was a mistake to leave Iraq, and that we have to “rebuild our military,” as if we don’t already spend as much as the top ten defense spenders.

Dec 07 12:16

Russia Accuses The US Of Killing Its Medics In Aleppo

A Russian mobile hospital was hit by shelling on Monday, just days after it was set up to provide assistance to civilians in Aleppo.

Dec 07 10:56

Russia pipeline is security 'threat', US diplomat says

Russia’s Nord Stream II gas pipeline is a threat to European security, a US diplomat has said, amid calls for the European Commission to intervene.
Adam Shub, the deputy US ambassador to the EU, in Brussels on Tuesday (6 December), mentioned the Russian-German project amid other instruments he said Russia was using to “create division” in Europe and to erode “shared transatlantic values”.

EU Commission has stalled on appeals for a legal assessment.

He said the armed conflict in Ukraine was “just the front line” in the “malign action”, which extended also to the EU and the Western Balkans.

“There are [Russian] attempts to influence the policy debate, support for political parties, we know that, in the European Parliament, for NGOs … attempts to acquire assets on the energy front, Nord Stream - these are threats to Europe and to transatlantic security”, he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shub's codswallop, in denouncing Russia for doing everything the US government does, in terms of providing loans, supporting and attempting to influence various candidates and organisations who echo the US government narrative, demonstrates that the US government has, in basketball parlance, "got no game", in terms of being able to undo this deal.

This deal makes absolute sense for the German government and the German people, in order to keep fuel costs low.

In his petulant and sophomoric rant at the Ceps think tank conference, Shub comes off as almost thoroughly unhinged in his excoriating criticism of the deal, yet offers absolutely no concrete suggestions of what the German government "SHOULD" do, to get a better deal elsewhere.

And I would politely suggest to Mr. Shub that after last year's revelations of the fact that the US was spying on Angela Merkel and her ministers, neither she, nor any potential successor, is going to be very enthusiastic about listening to ANYTHING the US government has to say.

Obama administration spied on German media as well as its government

Dec 07 09:23

Will Obama be named Russian agent for saying US elections reflect will of American voters?

The US House passed the Intelligence Authorization Bill for 2017 earlier this week, with a provision requiring the White House to establish a special task force to counter what it deemed to be Russian “active measures” to undermine the US political system.

Dec 07 09:20

Russia to supply Libya’s Haftar with arms in exchange of military base

Almesryoon reported that a map of an airbase it said was located near the Libyan city of Benghazi which will be transferred to Russia in exchange for arms supply, Monday.

According to Western reports, General Khalifa Haftar’s recent visit to Moscow along with his talks with Russian officials revolved around the need to import weapons in return for granting Moscow logistical and military privileges inside the Libyan territories.

Haftar wants to win Moscow’s support and recognition as the sole candidate for the country’s leadership as Russia’s influence in the world and the Middle East is on the rise, Russian Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported at lybianexpress.com in August of this year:

As the US war in Libya moves into its third week, officials and analysts are seeing a lot of problems with their plans, but perhaps the biggest problem is one of their own creation, the Libyan leader and long-time CIA asset Gen. Khalifa Haftar. Haftar was a general of Moammar Gadhafi until 1987, when he was captured by Chad. The next year, he became a US proxy for an anti-Gadhafi insurgency, and after that collapsed, moved to Virginia, with occasional trips back to Libya for other failed US-backed plots. When NATO helped regime change in 2011, Gen. Haftar was quick to make his grand return, and has been trying to consolidate his power ever since. He announced a coup in 2014, which didn’t amount to much, and is now at the head of the army or so-called Dignity Operation loyal to Tobruk-based House of Representatives. “The United States and its allies can’t figure out what to do about Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan general whose refusal to support a fragile unity government has jeopardized hopes for stability in a country plagued by conflict.” The Washington Post wrote. “Hifter is threatening many of the Western-backed initiatives in Libya and the establishment of a recognized political power,” said Barak Barfi, a scholar at New America, a Washington think tank. “Hifter doesn’t have the strength on the battlefield to deliver on his promises to defeat Islamists, but he can act as a spoiler.”

So with the US having thrown this guy under the proverbial bus, he gets weapons, and support, in return for giving Russia a military base in Libya!!

I love the smell of irony in the morning; and had Hillary Clinton not insisted on the overthrow and assassination of Gaddafi, none of this, including Libya's civil war, would ever have happened in the first place!!

I can well imagine that some folks in the State Department and Pentagon are collectively tearing their hair out right now; the US government has just been effectively "neutralized" in Libya, and there really is not a damned thing the US government can do to change this, save declaring war on Russia.

And between it's weaponry problems; it's troop strength; it's money issues, and it's manufacturing capabilities, the US military is woefully unready to fight Russia at the moment.

Dec 07 08:17

Russians to land on moon in 2031, staff 12 person moon base already awaiting

Over the coming years Russia will be engineering and testing a new deep space cargo-carrier rocket that will allow for the construction of a 12 person moon base over the next few decades.

Dec 07 08:10

Stop Everything You Do and Listen to this Rabbi!!!

Dec 07 05:33

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 06 19:14

Terrorist Rebels Secretly Negotiating Withdraw from Aleppo Syria

The Syria rebel commander has informed an Arabic news source off the record the terrorists are in secret negotiations with the U.N. to withdraw from Syria.

HNN has just been informed that an Arabic news source in communication with the Syria rebels has reported the rebels in Syria have decided unanimously to leave Aleppo.

According to the source the terrorists are secretly negotiating terms and a process to withdraw their forces through their U.N. representatives in Turkey.

Dec 06 15:21

Are The Elite Planning Something Big In The Middle East?

US wants UN monitors out of Afghanistan. The UK says it sees no problem with Saudi Arabia bombing civilians and children.

Dec 06 13:01

Iranophobes on Parade – Philip Giraldi

Will Iran be the target of the Trump regime?

Hopefully someone will convince Donald Trump that the real answer to eliminating the “Iranian threat” is not war.

One of the most discouraging aspects of the filling out of the Donald Trump cabinet is the array of Iran haters that seem to be lining up in the foreign policy and national security areas.Trump has been personally advocating sensible policies relating to Russia and Syria but he appears to have gone off the rails regarding Iran, which just might be attributed to those who are giving him advice.

Dec 06 11:58

Pentagon Officials Continue to Hype Russia as ‘Threat’ to US

The Reagan National Defense Forum this weekend was a great new chance for top Pentagon officials to prattle on about their favorite subject when trying to justify increases in US military spending: the “threat” posed by Russia and its much smaller military.

From Air Force Secretary Deborah James on down, officials were uniform in insisting Russia is the “number one threat to the United States,” and were all quick to mention Russia’s increase in arms spending as proof they are a growing threat. James went on to declare Russia an “existential threat” to the US.

The few percent increase in Russia’s arms sales was punctuated with talk of a US decline in sales, though in practice the US arms industry is more than half of the planet’s overall arms sales, while Russia is a comparatively small player for whom a few juicy export deals could amount to a big percentage increase.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to General Joe Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: you are expecting Americans to swallow this codswallop, yet offer no reasonable explanation whatsoever as to why they should.

So could someone from the Pentagon please explain to me, in rational, provable detail, why the US military believes this to be true?!?

And General, while we are on the subject of war (to which such demonizing of Russia will most probably lead), the American military has a real problem.

That problem, Sir, is its weaponry. Yes, the US government spends vast sums for it. But unfortunately, unlike Russia and China, it doesn't get what it has paid for.

And by the time these weapons get to our military in the field, many times they are obsolete; absolutely do not work as promised; and are hideously over budget.

May I politely remind you of the debacle, and total embarrassment, which has been the F-35, to date?!?

Rainstorm Shuts Down F-35 Demo on First Day of Farnborough

Controversial $400bn F-35 fighter jet now has computer 'brain' problem which could see entire fleet grounded

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3552155/Controversial-F-3...

PENTAGON: F-35 WON’T HAVE A CHANCE IN REAL COMBAT

RAND CORP: F35 CAN’T TURN, CAN’T CLIMB, CAN’T RUN

F-35 pilots can’t train properly because the fighter is too stealthy

The F-35: Still Failing to Impress

Pentagon weapons tester: F-35 fighter jet has 'significant' problems

Sir, are all of the headlines I have listed above "fake news"?!? Or is the overwhelming truth here that there are still, as of 6 December, 2016, huge problems with this aircraft which desperately need to be resolved?!?

I am thinking that your honest answer would have to be "Yes, there are huge problems with this aircraft which desperately need to be resolved."

But General, it's not just the F-35 with problems, and that is the point. There are, most likely, other weapons systems with intense problems, like the Navy's littoral combat ship, which had its third breakdown in July of this year:

For the third time in a year, one of the US Navy's $360 million littoral combat ships has been knocked out of action by mechanical problems. The latest victim is the USS Freedom, which had seawater leak into one of its two main diesel propulsion systems on July 11, according to a Navy press release. The Navy said seawater entered the engine oil lube system through a leak in a seawater pump's mechanical seal. The leak occurred when the Freedom was participating in the 26-nation Rim of the Pacific exercises, the Navy said. The ship returned to its San Diego home port for seawater decontamination on July 13 and then returned to the exercises under power of its gas turbine engines, rather than the main diesel propulsion systems, the Navy said.

Simply put, General, the US military is SO NOT ready for a war against Russia, because of the issues I have just articulated; or is this Russophobic, "Pentagon-Speak" simply the "excuse" you are using to fatten military coffers, and Russia really has nothing whatsoever to do with any real, tangible "threat"?!?

Dec 06 11:40

Mr. Trump: Use Your America-First Instincts to Pick a Secretary of State

These five men taken individually or together amount to a poisonous dog’s breakfast of intervention, war-mongering, deeper bankruptcy, and Israel First.

There is not an America First-bone in any of them, and they would work against your often-stated goal of reforming U.S. foreign policy in the direction the Founders intended, and ending the influence of the passions of Neoconservatives and Israel Firsters for involving the republic in endless, unnecessary wars.

Dec 06 11:31

Failed EU – Means an Expanded Dictatorship

Mass movements frequently take on a life of their own.

As the people of the world awaken to the pernicious nature and destructive wreckage of European civilization, the EU technocrats and oligarchs respond with even greater measures of control, repression and intimidation. Yet the prospects that they will be able to maintain their autocratic rule lessons with each populist rebellion against the beasts from Brussels. Induced panic is a tool used to scare the peasants into additional submission. The most obvious method will be a major economic and monetary implosion designed to create fear so that their revered and lauded interdependency necessitates another surrender of national sovereignty.

Dec 06 11:21

Did The US-Led Coalition Give The Coordinates Of A Russian Aleppo Hospital To Al-Qaeda For A Missile Attack

This is becoming a familiar pattern. Every time Lavrov and Kerry appear to be making some sort of progress on ending hostilities in Syria, an unwarranted, and oddly timed attack on forces sided with the Syrian government occur.

RT reported today that Russian doctors were killed in rebel shelling of a hospital in Aleppo…

A female Russian medical specialist has been killed and two more medics have been injured in a militant shelling of a mobile military hospital in Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Some local residents attending medical appointments were also injured during the shelling that targeted one of the field hospitals set up in the government held part of the city, the ministry added.

Russian military medics have begun to consult the residents of Syrian Aleppo’s eastern districts liberated from militants. They opened a clinic, a medical ward for children, a surgery department, an intensive care department, a laboratory and an x-ray room.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't believe in "coincidence" anymore; it appears to me that this strike was deliberately timed to throw off negotiations between Kerry and Lavrov yet one more time, because the US doesn't want the war against Al Assad to end.

Dec 06 11:18

‘Poroshenko fuels war & corruption with IMF money’ – fugitive Ukrainian MP to RT

Petro Poroshenko holds sway in Ukraine by channeling western financial aid into war and bribery, while making big money with a close circle of loyal oligarchs, fugitive Ukrainian MP Aleksandr Onishchenko told RT in an exclusive interview.

Aleksandr Onishchenko, a former MP in Ukraine’s parliament, a billionaire oligarch and professional Olympic showjumper, fled the country this summer a week before being stripped of parliamentary immunity due to an investigation into an alleged gas fraud scheme.

He said that the case against him is a setup and the Ukrainian government tried to frame him to cover up a large-scale bribery scheme linked directly to President Poroshenko.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should these charges prove to be true, they would not surprise me much; around the world, government, coupled with corruption, is usually how things get done, and this very much includes the US government.

In the US, we are now looking at a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations; We the People have become....irrelevant.

Dec 06 10:22

WHY TURKEY IS SEEKING CLOSE COOPERATION WITH RUSSIA IN SYRIA?

The sudden thaw in Turkey’s relations with Russia and latent hostility towards America is partly due to the fact that Erdogan holds the US-based preacher, Fethullah Gulen, responsible for the July coup plot and suspects that the latter had received tacit support from certain quarters in the US; but more importantly Turkey also feels betrayed by the duplicitous American policy in Syria and Iraq, and that’s why it is now seeking closer cooperation with Russia in the region. In order to elaborate American duplicity in Syria, let us settle on one issue first: there were two parties to the Syrian civil war initially, the Syrian regime and the Syrian opposition; which party did the US support since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in August 2011 to June 2014, when the Islamic State overran Mosul in Iraq?

Dec 06 09:44

BREAKING USA gave coordinates of the Russian army hospital to terrorists; US has bloody hands

Dec 06 09:38

A not so subtle threat from the Russian military (the “allies” better pay attention)

Dec 06 09:02

US withdraws Aleppo proposals, says no consultations yet – Lavrov

Just as the US and Russia were preparing to discuss a solution for Aleppo, which was to involve free passage for all rebels from the part of the city still under their control, Washington abruptly withdrew its own proposal, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Dec 06 08:24

Russia Is Only A Threat To The Imperialist War Machine

Russia is vilified solely for its sovereign independence, Putin denigrated for his anti-imperial views deserving universal respect and support.

No “Russian aggression” exists, not in Ukraine or anywhere else. Putin responsibly supports peace and stability, abhors wars.

Dec 05 20:25

Head Of ISIS ‘Branch’ In Russian Caucasus Eliminated In FSB Special Op

A Dagestan-based militant leader who swore allegiance to Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL), was picked as “emir” by IS chief al-Baghdadi.

Dec 05 13:17

A Trump Plus: Reduced Tensions With Russia

That he may not be “qualified” is unimportant. That he’s never held a government or elected position is unimportant. That on a personal level he may be a shmuck is unimportant. What counts to me mainly at this early stage is that he – as opposed to dear Hillary – is unlikely to start a war against Russia.

Dec 05 12:57

Russian FM Sergey Lavrov Calls John Kerry’s Bluff, Demands Concrete Proposals on Syria

US Secretary of State Kerry’s latest offer for all Jihadis to leave Aleppo appears to be an attempt to get the Russians to agree to a ceasefire in order to preserve the Al-Qaeda controlled pocket in eastern Aleppo until after Obama leaves the Presidency in January. However Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov called Kerry’s bluff by demanding that the US come up with concrete proposals and a definite timetable for the Jihadis’ withdrawal.

Dec 05 10:02

Russia: CIA Gave Terrorist Coordinates To Bomb Russian Hospital

The Russia Defense Ministry has issued an official statement claiming they intercepted western intelligence communications providing Syria terrorists with coordinates to bomb a Russian hospital moments before the attack began.

Dec 05 09:10

THE PROPAGANDA ABOUT RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA

The most striking issue is the overly broad criteria used to identify which outlets spread propaganda. According to PropOrNot’s recounting of its methodology, the third step it uses is to check if a site has a history of “generally echoing the Russian propaganda ‘line’,” which includes praise for Putin, Trump, Bashar al-Assad, Syria, Iran, China, and “radical political parties in the US and Europe.” When not praising, Russian propaganda includes criticism of the United States, Barack Obama, Clinton, the European Union, Angela Merkel, nato, Ukraine, “Jewish people,” U.S. allies, the mainstream media, Democrats, and “the center-right or center-left, and moderates of all stripes.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, telling the truth, and documenting your findings, if they do not converge with the "official narrative", is now "fake news and Russian propaganda"?!?!?

I would very politely like to remind "ProporNot" that the crooked politicians and mainstream media lied to us when they told us that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction"; that Afghanistan was behind 9/11; and that Syria's al-Assad "gassed his own people", just when the UN chemical weapons inspectors set foot in Damascus.

I would be willing to guess that none of the people involved in this utterly stupid censorship ploy, had any of their kids die, or get maimed for life, in the wars which resulted from these lies.

And so now, they have the temerity to tell the rest of us, that lies like these, which become the "justifications" for wars, must accepted as "the truth", and acted upon accordingly, because they are being fed to us, like a slow poison, by our politicians and presstitutes?!?

Somewhere on this planet, George Orwell is turning over in his grave, at warp speed, over this codswallop!! This is flipping desperation on the cusp of madness, and something to which no thinking American should pay the slightest bit of attention!!

Dec 05 09:03

US Intelligence Placed Story in Buzzfeed Claiming that the Russian Government Used Fake News to Get Trump Elected

Eric Zuesse has brought to our attention that US intelligence officials have placed a story in Buzzfeed, “a Democratic party mouthpiece,” that the Russian government used fake news to get Donald Trump elected president.

Dec 05 08:54

Something SO BIG, Yet Hardly Any Attention! A Worldwide Event TAKING STORM!!

In case you haven't known, there have been reports up to not one, not two, not three, but FOUR different "cyber attacks" in just this week alone — primarily this past weekend.

Dec 05 08:09

BREAKING: Russia tells Aleppo Jihadis, ‘leave or die as terrorists’

Russia gives ultimatum to US and to Jihadis in Aleppo to withdraw immediately from the city or be attacked as terrorists.

Dec 05 06:15

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Is A Former Treasury Secretary Who Actually Cares

Here’s an idea – how about appointing a US Treasury Secretary who actually cares for the ultimate welfare of the American People and the United States of America for a change, as opposed to using his position as a “revolving door” a la the cadre of treasonous “America-last” gaggle of premeditated criminals merely taking a leave of absence from their full-time jobs at Goldman Sachs and Covington & Burling LLP?

The American economy and its engineered 2008 crash wrought by such “financial luminaries” as Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, Gene Sperling, Hank Paulson, Tim Geithner, and others, has left a lasting effect, if not almost the total destruction of, the American Economy.

Dec 05 05:05

Donald Trump: Thank you Ohio!

Awesome after Election rally.

Keep it up, Trump supporters! NO to Lobbyists! No to Regime Change Wars! No to the Neocons! We want a foreign policy that puts #AmericaFirst

Thank you Ohio! Together, we made history – and now, the real work begins. America will start winning again! #AmericaFirst

Full Speech: President-Elect Donald Trump 'VICTORY' Rally in Cincinnati, OH 12/1/16

Dec 04 16:43

UK's Defense Chief Tells US Only NATO Can Deter 'Russian Threat'

British defense secretary Michael Fallon has called on the incoming US administration to back NATO military alliance as the “only” deterrence to what he referred to as a real threat from Russia.

Dec 04 13:08

Clinton’s ‘Russia Did It’ Cop-Out

The Clinton machine – running on fumes after Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid – is pulling out all remaining stops to block Donald Trump’s inauguration, even sinking into a new McCarthyism.

Dec 04 10:47

Russia's Putin calls Donald Trump 'a clever man' who will learn

Mr Putin told the TV channel: "Trump was an entrepreneur and a businessman. He is already a statesman, he is the head of the United States of America, one of the world's leading countries.

"Because he achieved success in business, it suggests that he is a clever man. And if he is a clever man, then he will fully and quite quickly understand another level of responsibility. We assume that he will be acting from these positions."

Dec 04 10:35

RUSSIA, USA AND CHINA ARE PREPPING FOR ALL-OUT SPACE WAR

As countries seek to maintain control in outer-space, competition between nations will give rise to apocalyptic cosmic attacks, according to security officials.

Dec 04 10:05

‘GAME OVER’ The chilling reason Ukraine scrapped missile tests on Putin’s doorstep

Earlier this week Ukraine conducted a series of missile firing exercises close to the illegally-occupied Crimean peninsula. In response Russian navy were put on high alert over fears the tests on December 1 and 2 would make their airspace unsafe for civilian aircraft. Ukraine carried out 16 missile tests on December 1 to gain “experience in using these anti-aircraft missile systems”. But 24 hours later Ukrainian forces mysteriously declared the missile firing exercise to be over, according to Sputnik. ABANDONED: Ukraine cut their two day missile test short HIGH ALERT: Russian cruiser Moskva in Sevastopol, Crimea Crimean lawmaker Dmitry Belik believes the drills were suspended over fears of unleashing the wrath of Putin. He told RIA Novosti: “Kiev was scared by steps Russia could take in response to the drills near Crimea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever the chess player, Putin was one thousand moves ahead of Poroshenko on this.

In fact, that Poroshenko was even contemplating such an exercise indicates that the man is very adept in "magical thinking", that Russia would allow this to go on, with absolutely no military response whatsoever.

This is a lousy attribute for any head of state, and particularly for that of Ukraine right now; the Ukrainian people deserve far better.

Dec 04 09:32

Congress authorizes Trump to arm Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles

The House voted for the first time today to explicitly authorize the incoming Donald Trump administration to arm vetted Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles.

While the language in the annual defense bill also creates restrictions on the provision of the controversial weapons, it represents a win for Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., a fervent advocate of helping the rebels resist President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies. The Senate is expected to pass the bill next week.

Until now, the transfer of man-portable air-defense systems, or MANPADs, had been implicitly authorized in the absence of an outright ban. Critics, however, view the new provision as tantamount to a policy recommendation for the president-elect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Trump is as smart as I think he is, he will veto this deal, and work with Russia to end this war, as quickly as possible.

I would like to politely point out to Senator McCain that continuing to do the same this, over and over (as in, sending weapons to allegedly "vetted, moderate" Rebels"), yet expecting a different outcome (their getting their collective backsides whipped by the Russians an Syrians) is a classic definition of insanity.

Dec 03 17:22

Anti-Russian Sanctions Not Useful, Have To End Them – Austrian Pres Candidate Hofer

Austrian presidential candidate, Norbert Hofer, tells RT about his plans to boost cooperation with Russia – if he wins Sunday’s vote.

Dec 03 09:35

Exposed As A “Putin Stooge”, Russia Obliges Paul Craig Roberts’s Request for Passport… Developing

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Proving that Putin has a sense of humor!

Dec 03 08:46

UK ‘did not send a gram of flour’ to Aleppo: Moscow refutes criticism over aid for Syria

The UK has not sent even one gram of flour or a single blanket to Aleppo since the Syrian conflict began, the Russian Defense Ministry said responding to a spokeswoman for Downing Street, who said Russia is stopping aid deliveries to the besieged city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

According to survivors leaving Aleppo, what aid is sent in is being seized by the US-backed terrorists.

Dec 03 08:43

Fugitive Ukrainian MP says he handed proof of Poroshenko ‘buying votes’ to US Justice Dept

A former close ally of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who is now seeking asylum in the UK and is wanted at home on charges of embezzlement and treason, claims he has passed eye-opening evidence of sweeping corruption in Kiev on to US investigators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Passing evidence of corruption to the US Government is like passing evidence of cannibalism to Jeffrey Dahmer. Don't expect anything to happen.

Dec 03 08:39

Putin sends warships to Crimea as Ukraine begins missile tests

VLADIMIR Putin's warships have been dispatched to Crimea's western coastline in response to the start of Ukrainian missile tests nearby, as tensions in the region reach fever pitch.

Dec 03 04:46

Real News From Ukraine's Breakaway Donbass Republics

My name is Alexander Chopov and I am the founder of the Donbass Truth Channel. Our goal is to give the people of Donbass, Crimea and South-East Ukraine a voice in English. We don’t just report the news, or show video reels of suffering. We put these things in context, for Western viewers to understand not only WHAT is happening, but WHY it is happening. For example, in our very first video we explain that when hundreds of thousands of people came out to protest the Maidan coup in the Spring of 2014 they weren’t “pro-Russian” or “pro-Putin” – they were first and foremost PRO-DEMOCRACY demanding the federalization of the country, and the right to elect local governments. But that truth would have made it very hard for Western media to demonize them... We currently have 15 videos and are working on new ones. They are from Donbass, Crimea and Moscow. Our latest uploaded video is about the JIT report on the MH-17.

Dec 02 18:04

Trump To Improve Ties With Russia, UK To Follow Lead – British MP

There may be a much-needed shot-in-the-arm for British and Russian relations – as a result of Brexit and Donald Trump’s election victory.

Dec 02 16:15

‘We’ve Been Lied To About Russia For Decades’ – Frmr London Mayor Livingstone

President Putin has delivered the annual State Of The Nation address – highlighting the challenges facing Russia and the rest of the world.

Dec 02 12:07

Anti-Russian sanctions likely to be extended by 6 months — Tusk

Western sanctions against Russia are most likely to be extended by another six months, President of the European Council Donald Tusk said. "There is every indication that sanctions against Russia will be extended again at least once," Tusk said in an interview with Poland’s TVN24 channel on Thursday evening, when asked to comment on whether the European Union was united in its stance toward Russia. "We are likely to expand the sanctions by another six months," he said, adding that although many countries have harsh anti-Russian stance, not all EU members share it. The official said that after the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential elections, it will be harder for the West to make unanimous decisions about relations with Russia. "I think that after the victory of Donald Trump it will be harder to shape a univocal and united policy of the entire Western world toward Russia," Tusk said.

Dec 02 10:09

Ukrainian troops shell DPR village from Grad multiple missile launcher systems

Ukrainian troops shelled the village of Belaya Kamenka in the south of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) from Grad multiple missile launcher systems, a spokesman for the DPR law enforcement agencies said on Thursday evening. "At about 22:00 local time, Ukrainian troops opened fire at Belaya Kamenka from Grad multiple missile launcher systems," the Donetsk News Agency quoted him as saying. According to the spokesman, about 40 shells were fired in all. Information about casulaties and damages is being verified. The DPR operations command said earlier on Thursday that a total of 1,308 episodes of shelling of DPR settlements by Ukrainian troops were reported during the day. Two civilians and one DPR serviceman were wounded.

Dec 02 10:07

FSB reports foreign special services preparing massive cyber attacks

Foreign special services are preparing to carry out massive cyber attacks starting from December 5 aimed at destabilizing Russia’s financial system, the Federal Security Service said on its website on Friday. The goal of the cyber attacks is also to destroy the activity of "a range of major Russian banks," according to the FSB. The servers and command centers for carrying out these cyber attacks are located in the Netherlands and are owned by Ukraine’s hosting company BlazingFast. The cyber attacks are expected to be accompanied by mass SMS and provocative publications in social networks or blogs about "a crisis in the Russian credit and financial system, bankruptcy and withdrawal of licenses of leading federal and regional banks." "The campaign is directed against several dozen Russian cities," the FSB stressed. The FSB is carrying out the necessary measures to neutralize the threats to Russia’s economic and information security and documenting the forthcoming campaign, it said.

Dec 02 09:31

THE BATTLE FOR ALEPPO IS OVER, NOW THE REAL WAR HAS BEGUN

THE RESPONSES TO ALEPPO

Within hours of the news that the Sunni militant resistance in eastern Aleppo collapsed, the U.S. House passed House Bill 5732, authorizing an investigation into creating a No-Fly-Zone over Syria.

In other words, the U.S. House is looking for ways to start a hot war in Syria with Russia. This may just be more impotent sabre rattling by a fading group of back-bencher neoconservatives – think Lindsay Graham and John McCain– but it is something that bears witness all the same.

The goal of a No-Fly Zone is to implement the ‘Plan B’ strategy to break Syria up into two separate countries. Then they can create some form of Greater Kurdistan across parts of Syria, Iraq, Iran and eastern Turkey.

Russia’s deployment of S-300 and S-400 missile defense systems around Syria and delivering them as well to Iran is an important counter-move to this plan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember that we have mentioned, on this site, the possibility of an outgoing Obama administration "gifting" President-elect Trump with one, if not two wars, before he has had the opportunity to take the Oath of Office?!?

The time between now, and 20 January, when Trump does take the Oath of Office, is one of the most critically dangerous times in the history of this country.

I mention this because this is the time frame when the execution of a false flag operation, to get the US into a shooting war with Russia, may well take place, courtesy of many elements, inside and outside the US government.

Dec 01 16:30

Putin Delivers Annual Address To Federal Assembly In Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin is delivering his annual address to the Federal Assembly of Russia in Moscow.

Dec 01 09:23

CONFIRMED: Russia negotiates with Turkey for surrender of Jihadis in east Aleppo

Financial Times provides confirmation that as claimed by The Duran in early November Turkey is brokering talks between Russia and the Jihadis in eastern Aleppo for them to surrender the eastern districts of the city.

Dec 01 09:15

Russia 'not seeking conflict' - Putin tells nation

Russia is "not seeking conflict with anyone", President Vladimir Putin has said in his annual Kremlin speech to parliament and the nation.

"Unlike some foreign colleagues who see Russia as the enemy, we do not seek - and never sought - enemies. We need friends," he said.

But "we will not permit harm to our interests", he added.

He said Russia was ready to work with the new US administration to fight terrorism.

Dec 01 09:12

Moscow & Syrian opposition in secret talks to stop Aleppo fighting – FT

Leaders of the Syrian opposition are now holding negotiations with Russian representatives to end the fighting in Aleppo, the Financial Times has reported, citing four anonymous Syrian opposition figures. The US is allegedly not aware of the talks.

The talks are taking place in Ankara, brokered by Turkey, and Washington is not participating in the negotiations, the sources told the international daily.

Dec 01 08:57

Operation in Syria only targets terror, Erdo?an clarifies

Turkey’s military operation in Syria is not against any country or person but terror groups in general, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has said, in contrast to earlier remarks that Turkey’s objective was to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following.

“The aim of the Euphrates Shield Operation is no country or person but only terror organizations. No one should doubt this issue that we have uttered over and over, and no one should comment on it in another fashion or try to [misrepresent its meaning],” Erdo?an said at a 30th gathering with village chiefs at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on Dec. 1.

On Nov. 29, Erdo?an sought to explain the reason for Ankara’s military offensive into Syria, saying: “We entered there to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror. [We didn’t enter] for any other reason.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Erdogan just blinked.

And possibly, the wisdom of thinking about the impact of what he says before words come out of his mouth, has just occurred to him, in a blinding vision of light.

Turkey's military actions here are about preventing the formation of an independent Kurdistan on the Turkish/Syrian border.

Dec 01 08:32

Ukraine says missile tests will avoid Crimea, mollifying Russia

Ukraine's military said its two-day missile drill starting on Thursday would avoid the airspace over Crimea, sidestepping a possible confrontation with Russia which annexed the peninsula in 2014.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Reuter's is still pushing "annexed." Crimea voted to leave Ukraine, then voted to merge with Russia.

Nov 30 11:25

'Truth in news' citizen offers $10,000 reward for names of PropOrNot news hoaxers behind the WashPo Russian conspiracy fabrication

A private citizen working in the public interest to increase news transparency has announced a $10,000 reward, payable in Bitcoin, for the names of the PropOrNot news hoaxers. If successful, the names will be shared with the FBI, Sen. Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration.

Nov 30 10:29

Guilty By Association: Politicians Call For Berlin To Put Sanctions On Russia Over Aleppo

The head of Germany’s foreign affairs committee has called for Berlin and the EU to impose sanctions against Russia over its alleged war crimes in Syria.

Nov 30 10:16

‘Trump Understands Need For New Vision In Syria – That Includes Russia’

The changing situation in eastern Aleppo is turning into a headache for the U.S. state department too, as Gayane Chichakyan found out.

Nov 30 09:11

Kremlin asks Turkey to explain Erdogan's remark about toppling Assad

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's statement that his forces in Syria were there to topple President Bashar al-Assad had come as a surprise to Moscow and that it expected an explanation from Ankara.

In a speech on Tuesday, Erdogan condemned what he said was the failure of the United Nations in Syria and cast Turkey's incursion in August, when it sent tanks, fighter jets and special forces over the border, as an act of exasperation.

"We are there to bring justice. We are there to end the rule of the cruel Assad, who has been spreading state terror," Erdogan said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Erdogan may have just been mouthing off. He has to know that any promised support by the US against Russia might well vanish when Trump takes office.

Nov 30 09:04

President Putin orders sending mobile hospitals to Aleppo to provide medical assistance to civilians

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Ministries of Defense and Emergency Situations to send mobile hospitals to provide medical assistance to residents of Aleppo and residential areas near it.

Nov 30 08:23

Kremlin asks Turkey to explain Erdogan's remark about toppling Assad

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's statement that his forces in Syria were there to topple President Bashar al-Assad had come as a surprise to Moscow and that it expected an explanation from Ankara.

"The announcement really came as news to us," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

"It is a very serious statement and one which differs from previous ones and with our understanding of the situation. We hope that our Turkish partners will provide us with some kind of explanation about this."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's encouraging that Reuters felt they finally had to cover this, but were 24 hours late on the story, compared to the independent media:

Erdogan declares war on Syria, 29 November 2016

Nov 30 08:08

Kiev Puts New Restrictions on Airspace Use Around Crimea

Kiev has issued new warnings on introducing new restrictions for flights over the Black Sea near the Crimean peninsula without consulting with Moscow, Russia's air transport agency Rosaviatsia said Tuesday.

"New 'danger zones' have been set up in the airspace over the neutral waters of the Black Sea and partially over Russian territorial waters to the south-west and south-east of the Crimean peninsula," Rosaviatsia said in a statement. The agency described the announcement by Kiev as a new attempt to "penetrate" the Russian airspace to the depth of up to 18 kilometers (some 11 miles).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Ukraine has decided that they are going to penetrate up to within 11 miles of Russian airspace?!?

Putin is not going to allow that to stand.

This makes the US/EU relationship with Ukraine very dicy right now; what if there is actual combat between Russia and Ukraine over these missile tests?

And as reported today in tass.com:

"Russia’s air defense forces in Crimea are ready for Ukraine’s missile launches in the Black Sea and have been put on high alert, a source in the Crimean defense structures told TASS on Wednesday.

"Ukraine’s firing exercises are a sort of a PR-move aimed at creating a nervous situation but in any case the military perceive this as a real and potential threat and, therefore, the Russian air defense forces in Crimea have been placed on enhanced alert," the source said."

Nov 30 07:02

US Congress to allocate $350 mln on military aid for Ukraine

"It is authorization for lethal assistance," the source said, adding that the decision on allocating the money will be in the authority of the US president.

Nov 29 16:29

URGENT: Turkey invades Syria to remove Bashar al-Assad

Turkey has been illegally running soldiers, artillery and infantry in and out of Syria for much of the duration of the present conflict. Now, however, the proxy and shadow war, which Turkey has been waging against the Syrian Arab Republic, has just become official.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has just announced that Turkish troops have entered Syria with the intention of removing President Assad from power. It is a formal declaration of war.

Nov 29 14:11

Ukraine establishes new 'danger zones' for flights over Black Sea

Ukraine has issued a new set of Notices to AirMen (NOTAMs) wherein it establishes new danger areas for flights over the Black Sea, Sergei Izvolsky, the official spokesman for the Russian Federal Aviation Service told TASS. "New danger areas have been established over the neutral waters of the Black Sea and partly over the Russian territorial waters to the southwest and southeast of the Crimean Peninsula," he said, adding that the Ukrainian authorities had not specified the cause for establishing the areas. Ukraine's moves to establish new danger areas over the Black Sea are highly provocative, Sergei Izvolsky stated. "It's only too obvious the politically motivated actions of the Ukrainian government are stretching out beyond the limits of reason and have taken on an exceptionally provocative character". Izvolsky said an authorized representative of Rosaviatsiya was taking part in a session of the ICAO regional bureau for Europe/North Atlantic (EUR/NAT) underway in Paris...

Nov 29 12:49

UK TROOPS IN POLAND, GREEK TAXES ON CASH WITHDRAWALS, & THERESA MAY THE BREXIT-BACKER: it’s all bollocks & that’s Official

In order to deter the entire might of the Russian Federation (Theresa May confirmed yesterday) Britain is going to put 150 squaddies on the Polish border.

Nov 29 12:36

NATO Should Be Acting As A Bridge Between Baltics & Russia, Defuse Tension – UK Tory MP

West should treat Russia as an equal partner and do more to alleviate tensions between Moscow and some NATO members, in particular Poland and the Baltics, by dispelling fears over Russia’s alleged intentions, Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski, told RT.

Nov 29 11:28

Saudis Brace for Bankruptcy, Bring Dramatic Measures to Public Sector

A two-year drop in oil prices has inflicted a dramatic blow to the economy of one of the world’s richest countries. If no changes are made, Saudi Arabia, according to some Saudi experts, will go bankrupt in three to four years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what happens when policies are implemented without thinking them all the way through. This attempt at an oil-price war to harm Russia backfired and caused more harm to Europe, the Middle East, and even the US than it did to Russia.

Nov 29 11:25

Turkey entered Syria to end al-Assad’s rule: President Erdo?an

The Turkish military launched its operations in Syria to end the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said Nov. 29.

“In my estimation, nearly 1 million people have died in Syria. These deaths are still continuing without exception for children, women and men. Where is the United Nations? What is it doing? Is it in Iraq? No. We preached patience but could not endure in the end and had to enter Syria together with the Free Syrian Army [FSA],” Erdo?an said at the first Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform Symposium in Istanbul.

“Why did we enter? We do not have an eye on Syrian soil. The issue is to provide lands to their real owners. That is to say we are there for the establishment of justice. We entered there to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror. [We didn’t enter] for any other reason,” the president said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I nearly fell out of my chair, upon reading this, and thought, "Is this some horrific mistranslation?!? Has this guy utterly lost his reality licence?!?

But I googled the headline, and this came up in over 5 different times, in 5 different, credible resources, and yes, the headline is absolutely correct; Turkey has just declared war on the government of Syria.

There is however, a slightly different "spin" on this, courtesy of Russia Today (rt.com) In its coverage it added the following caveat: "However, many observers have said that Ankara aims to suppress Kurdish forces in Syria and prevent them from connecting three de facto autonomous Kurdish areas into one enclave south of the Turkish border."

Putin will not let a decap strike against Al-Assad happen.

So what's Erdogan's plan to avoid military conflict with the Russians, if regime change in Damascus is really his goal here?!?

Has President Obama, and NATO's Secretary General Stoltenberg given Erdogan some kind of covert promises to come in and assist, if the going gets rough against the Russian military (which it will)?!?

IF the answer to that question is in the affirmative, then the US government is on it's way to war with Russia and World War III even before Donald Trump gets to take the Oath of Office.

And what are the corporate presstitutes saying about this right now?!?

Absoflippinglutely NOTHING; zero, nada, zip.

Nov 29 11:13

16 European States Back German Proposal for an Arms Control Treaty With Russia

More than a dozen European countries have expressed willingness to engage in dialog with Russia toward reaching an arms control deal, potentially upsetting US military build-ups near Russian borders.

Germany and 15 other countries are pressing for the arms control deal with Russia, German newspaper Die Welt said on Friday.

Nov 29 11:11

Trump must stand up to Russia, not treat it as equal – UK defense secretary

Britain will not shift from its tough stance on Russia and US President-elect Donald Trump must not treat Moscow as an equal partner on the world stage, UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay Michael, if you really feel that way; Here's your rifle. Here's your parachute. Here's a da-glo orange jumpsuit left over from the CIA's torture centers. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane and we'll phone Putin and tell him you are on your way to kick his ass all by yourself.

Have fun!

Nov 29 09:24

Six New Submarines Built for the Russian Navy

JSC Admiralty Shipyards has finished building a series of six submarines for the Russian Navy's Black Sea fleet, marked with a flag lifting ceremony on the large diesel-electric submarine Kolpino, which was transferred to the Russian Navy.

Nov 29 07:09

The Rule of Law: Putin dismisses senior officials over RAN controversy

Last week, Putin publicly recalled that at the end of 2015, he asked government representatives to refrain from participating in elections to the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAN). The president also promised that officials elected to the Russian Academy of Sciences would have the opportunity to deal only with scholarly activities. As a result, the deputy manager of presidential affairs and head of the medical directorate, Konstantin Kotenko, the head of the FSB’s directorate for registrations and archive funds, Lieutenant General Vasily Khristoforov, the head of the main military medical directorate of the defense ministry, Alexander Fisun, and the deputy minister of internal affairs and head of the investigative department of the interior ministry, Alexander Savenkov have been relieved of their duties.

Nov 29 06:43

Russia: USA supports chemical weapons! [Video]

The West's fake wars in the Middle East are nothing new, but it is not well known that during the Clinton presidential campaign, a Pulitzer prize winning investigative journalist by the name of Seymour Hersch released a terrifying article - "Whose Sarin?" While it was largely swept under the rug by mainstream media, the findings confirm that Hillary Clinton not only knew of the rebels' posession of chemical weapons in Libya, but that she authorised their use, in her capacity as Secretary of State. Later, the same kind of weapons would be blamed on Assad in Syria, in order to topple his government. Based on Mr Lavrov's press conference in recent days, it is evident that US funded chemical weapons use in Syria continue to this day...

Nov 29 03:48

Russia Unveils Nuke Train To Terrify NATO

Russia has tested a new high speed stealth nuke train that is designed to be a ‘nightmare’ for NATO.

Nov 29 02:04

Russia profoundly disappointed with results of BTWC Review Conference — foreign ministry

Russia is profoundly disappointed with the results of the 8th Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The conference was held in Geneva on November 7-25. The task of the conference which is held every five years is to review the convention’s implementation in the previous five-year period and adopt a program for the next five years. "Throughout the latest forum, the Russian delegation spared no effort to adopt measures to strengthen the BTWC," the ministry said. "Along with the overwhelming majority of other signatories to the Convention, Russia spoke in favor of elaborating and adopting a legally binding additional protocol to the BTWC to improve implementation in all areas.

Nov 29 01:31

Russia will react on basis of reciprocity to expansion of sanctions by Canada

On Monday, the Canadian government added 15 more people, including six State Duma deputies from Crimea, to the sanctions list. The Canadian Foreign Ministry said that it does not recognize the legitimacy of Russian parliamentary elections held in Crimea on September 18. The expansion of Canada’s sanctions list against Russia is an unfriendly step which will be followed by reciprocal actions, Kirill Kalinin, press secretary of the Russian Embassy in Ottawa, told TASS on Tuesday. "We express deep disappointment with the decision of the Canadian authorities to once again expand the list of Russian officials and parliamentarians. This will definitely have a negative effect on the whole complex of Russian-Canadian relations which have started to improve lately". The diplomat stressed that "the Russian side will take into consideration this unfriendly step and will react on the basis of reciprocity."

Nov 29 01:11

Lawyers call charges against deposed Ukrainian president 'legally invalid

A statement on issuing charge with high treason and other crimes to the former President Viktor Yanukovich that Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko made on Monday in a district court in Kiev can be viewed as a legally invalid one, a number of Ukrainian lawyers said... Vitaly Titych, lawyer of relatives of those who were killed during clashes in central Kiev in 2014, says that accusations against Yanukovich were made without observation of norms and became an element of the show...

Nov 29 01:04

Russia discusses with ICAO Ukraine’s missile test plans near Crimea

Russia has discussed with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) the situation around Ukraine’s plans to carry out missile tests near Crimea, Russia’s Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said on Tuesday. According to Sokolov, Russia has received no information from Ukraine yet on cancelling the missile tests near Crimea scheduled for December 1-2. When asked whether the ministry had received response from Ukraine to the proposal not to carry out missile tests near Crimea on December 1-2, he said, "We have not received any official information yet, but there is still some time left." Russia’s aviation watchdog Rosaviatsia said earlier that Ukraine had made a unilateral decision to conduct missile-firing drills in the Crimea area. According to Rosaviatsia, this would be a violation of international agreements.

Nov 28 18:44

Russia is developing a mega-rocket that will transport supplies to build a base on the MOON, Deputy PM reveals

President Vladimir Putin wants work to begin on the new 'super-heavy' rocket which will 'pave the way' for a lunar research station.

It will enable the construction of a Russian base that will be both 'visitable and inhabitable', according to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

'On instructions from the president, which is being finalised technically, we are launching a super-heavy space rocket project, with quite different payload capabilities,' he told experts at the space rocket corporation Energiya, TASS reports.

'It will pave the way for implementing the idea of a research station on the Moon, visitable and inhabitable.'

Nov 28 13:46

Who Is Celebrating The Assassination Of The USSR?

Last Friday the Atlantic Council hosted a curious panel in Washington, DC, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the dissolution of the USSR: three shabby men who personally participated in a notorious, clandestine meeting in the Belavezha forest in Belarus on December 8, 1991 were seated on a stage in the capital of the principal beneficiary of that coup d’état – Boris Yeltsin’s then-Secretary of State Gennady Burbulis; the “founding president” of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk; and the chairman of the Belarusian parliament, Stanislav Shushkevich. They were such a sad spectacle that it is much more interesting to look back at the history of their conspiracy at Viskuli, a hunting lodge for Soviet nomenklatura in Belarus 8 km off the Polish border, and the resulting direct consequences.

Nov 28 12:16

De Facto NATO “Invasion” of Syria? US, Turkey Military Operations in Syria Are Intervention

Turkish forces, backed by US-led coalition aircraft, began a military operation dubbed Euphrates Shield to clear the Syrian border town of Jarabulus and the surrounding area of the Daesh, outlawed in Russia and many other countries. As Jarabulus was retaken, the joint forces of Ankara, the coalition and Syrian rebels continued the offensive southwest.

“There is no coordination between us on the one side and Turkey and the United States on the other… We believe that the actions of these two countries in northern Syria are interference in our internal affairs, aggression and intervention,” Brig. Gen. Samir Suleiman, Head of the Media Affairs of the Syrian Army’s Political Office, said.

Nov 28 11:15

Putin Winning TIME Person Of The Year In A Landslide

Vladimir Putin has rocketed to the top of the TIME Person of the Year poll and is on course for a landslide victory, proving that his determination to destroy the New World Order has started to resonate with Americans of all stripes.

Nov 28 08:57

4,000 NATO troops take part in Lithuania’s largest exercise near Russia’s border

Nov 28 08:57

Michael Fallon: Nato prepared to go to war with Russia and respond to Putin's threats

SIR MICHAEL FALLON has warned Nato is “prepared to defend” any of its member states amid rising tensions between Russia and the West.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle......

Nov 28 00:16

The Hidden Communist History of the Neo-Conservatives (“Neo Cons”)

Neo-conservatism fully began to rear its ugly head in the 1990’s when they thoroughly infiltrated the once patriotic and pro-America Republican party.

It is therefore incumbent upon each and every single patriotic American who cares about the future of their country (especially federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutor offices) to immediately begin to identify, isolate, marginalize, investigate, indict, arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate all Neo-Conservatives as an internal and national security threat to the welfare of the United States of America.

Nov 28 00:11

Foibles, Fables and Failures – The Financial Press and its Keepers

The Presidential elections made millions of American voters starkly aware of the mendacity of the mass media and the corruption of the Clinton political elite.

The world’s largest billionaire bankers had bankrolled Secretary Hillary Clinton, the ‘million-dollar-a-speech’ War Goddess. They had bet heavily against the populist-nationalist Donald Trump and they lost. Their pre-paid political manifestos, addressed to the readers of the NY Times, flopped and sputtered: Most readers and investors in domestic markets had placed their bets on ‘The Donald’. Their domestic celebrations pumped up the market after the election.

The unimaginable had happened: George Soros had bet and lost! The ‘deplorable’ electorate preferred the obnoxious nationalist to the obnoxious speculator. ‘Who’d a thunk it?’

Nov 27 23:53

Trump the Great — Paul Craig Roberts

If Trump can defeat the oligarchy and save America, he can go down in history as Trump the Great.

What we don’t know is why groups that allegedly are liberal-progressive-leftwing are such fervent supporters of Hillary.

To the extent any of the Trump protesters are sincere and not merely paid tools of oligarchs, such as George Soros, military and financial interests, and global capitalists, they should consider that false claims and unjustified criticism can cause Trump and his supporters to close their ears to all criticism and make it easier for neoconservatives to influence Trump by offering support.

Nov 27 17:09

After Warning US With "Retaliation" Iran Plans Russian Fighter Jet Purchase, Naval Bases In Syria, Yemen

According to Reuters, earlier today Iran's Defense Minister said that the country plans to purchase Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter planes to modernise its air force. More troubling to the US, the Iranian minister also threatened that Tehran might again allow Russia to use an Iranian air base for its operations in Syria.

Nov 27 13:40

Israeli Airstrike Kills Four ISIS Fighters Along Syria Frontier

Interesting.

Israeli and ISIS forces exchanged gunfire today in the Golan Heights, leading to an Israeli military airstrike against what they described as an ISIS vehicle, killing four people within. This is the first time the two sides have exchanged fire during the course of ISIS’ expansion across the region.

Nov 27 08:09

Juncker says there is no security architecture in Europe without Russia

"I would like to have an agreement with Russia that goes beyond the ordinary framework, bearing in mind that without Russia, there is no security architecture in Europe," he said

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is the EU about to pivot to Russia?!?

Nov 27 05:43

After President-Elect Donald Trump and Russian President Putin agreed to work together to defeat ISIS in Syria, George Soros’ plans for war with Russia have been put on hold.

The US military-alert level has gone from a DEFCON 3 rating (with nuclear bombs at the ready) to DEFCON 5 (considered to be a non-threat, stable level). Now Soros is meeting with other billionaires to bring about regime change in the US through race war.

Nov 26 18:00

The Iran-Russia-China Strategic Triangle

21 November 2016
By F. William Engdahl

The developing economic, political and military links binding Iran, China and Russia in what I see as an emerging Golden Triangle in Eurasia, are continuing to deepen insignificant areas. This, while it seems to be US geopolitical strategy in a prospective Trump Administration to distance Washington from both Iran and from China, while dangling the carrot of lessened confrontation between Washington and Moscow–classic Halford Mackinder or Kissinger geopolitics of avoiding a two-front war that was colossally backfiring on Washington by trying to shift the power balance. At present, the dynamic of the past several years of closer cooperation by the three pivotal states of the Eurasian Heartland is gaining strategic momentum. The latest is the visit of China’s Minister of Defense and of Russian senior officials to Teheran

Nov 26 17:28

Noam Chomsky Favored A U.S. War To Conquer Russia

Noam Chomsky, who in a 2005 global poll was voted as the “world’s top public intellectual”, told Qatar’s Al Jazeera television, in a November 24th interview, that Hillary Clinton’s “positions are much better than Trump’s on every issue that I can think of”, so that Americans who didn’t vote for her to become the next President were “making a bad mistake.”

Nov 26 15:56

Washington Post Peddles Tarring Of Ron Paul Institute As Russian Propaganda

The Washington Post has a history of misrepresenting Ron Paul’s views. Last year the supposed newspaper of record ran a feature article by David A. Fahrenthold in which Fahrenthold grossly mischaracterized Paul as an advocate for calamity, oppression, and poverty – the opposite of the goals Paul routinely expresses and, indeed, expressed clearly in a speech at the event upon which Fahrenthold’s article purported to report.

Nov 26 14:15

The Hidden Communist History of the Neo-Conservatives (“Neo Cons”)

Neo-conservatism fully began to rear its ugly head in the 1990’s when they thoroughly infiltrated the once patriotic and pro-America Republican party.

At the helm of this nightmarish and Frankenstein-like transformation of the USA into something more akin to the former USSR and/or NAZI Germany, is the “National Security State/Military Industrial Complex,” spearheaded by the Deep State Plutocrat/Oligarch Elite, using their most effective “useful idiot” agents, the Neo-Conservative (“Neo-Con”) movement.

Nov 26 10:43

Sign Here: Putin Presents Steven Seagal With His New Russian Passport

It is official – Steven Seagal gets his Russian passport from Putin.

Nov 26 10:18

Russia: US Should Stop Getting In the Way of Syria Fight

While European officials expressed a lot of uncertainty over reports that Russia may have shipped jet fuel to their own air force in Syria, docking in an EU port along the way, and potentially violating EU sanctions in doing so, the US State Department responded with a statement of condemnation against Russia.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov responded angrily, insisting that in the US doesn’t intend to fight terrorists in Syria they should at least get out of the way and let Russia do it.

Konashenkov went on to say that the US policy is to repeatedly hamper Russia’s ability to fight terrorism, as an effort to conceal their own failures. The US has repeatedly condemned Russia for carrying out airstrikes against al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front and its territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the most classic definitions of insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over, yet expecting a different outcome; this is precisely what the US military is doing with it's Syrian "policy" of arming alleged "moderate rebels", (of whom there are none), and expecting that they will somehow overcome both Russian and Syrian military, destabilizing the country to the point of regime change in Damascus.

Such a policy has to be the "love child" of completely magical thinking, and the pathological inability to logically develop any scenario through to its logical conclusion.

Unfortunately, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov is absolutely correct when he talks about US governmental hypocrisy, in attempting to prevent Russia from doing what it promised the Syrian government it would do, which is to get rid of all the jihadists in Syria (including those the US has trained, armed, and funded.)

What is extremely dangerous here is the possibility that, now with US troops on the ground in Syria (we lost one the other day, to an IED), is that US and Russian forces may find themselves in a military confrontation, which would escalate the tensions in Syria exponentially; and please be assured, there are elements within the current government which would love nothing more than to get a hot war going - anywhere - and saddle Trump with it, even before he takes the Oath of Office.

Nov 26 09:51

Washington Post Sloppy ‘Journalism’ Blames Russia for “Fake News” Crisis and Trump’s Win, While Pushing Neo-McCarthyism

The mainstream media’s post-election hysteria has taken on new level of crazy. It seems that The Washington Post has gone off the deep end this week, claiming that Russia is behind the “fake news” crisis which they claim helped propel an insurgent Donald Trump to victory on Nov 8th, and they are still standing by the official conspiracy theory that Russia has somehow hacked into the US elections. Everything that’s wrong with the establishment media is contained within this incredible story…

The hacking claim is nothing new – backed by the White House and trumpeted by Hillary Clinton, the US mainstream media has claimed that Russia has been hacking and manipulating our US elections. The only problem is it never happened. What’s more disturbing though, is the complete collapse in journalistic standards at what used to be considered ‘America’s paper of record.’

Nov 26 09:23

Steinmeier's Role in Ukraine Coup Should Prevent Him From Being German President

Ukrainian ex-lawmaker Vladimir Oleynik says that the February 2014 coup d'état in Ukraine must be formally adjudicated as such. Commenting on Oleynik's remarks, German lawmaker Andrej Hunko told Sputnik that German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier's role in the coup should disqualify him from the German presidency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The same should apply to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton!

Nov 26 09:17

Neocons Nobble EU Over Anti-Russian Media Stance

A recent resolution passed by the European Parliament places Russia and Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) in the same category when it comes to the threat they pose to the West, alleging that the news carried by Russian media organizations, RT and Sputnik, is propaganda and therefore illegitimate.

It is hard to quantify the moral bankruptcy behind this resolution, which brings the EU and its parliament into disrepute. This is a parliament, it is worth bearing in mind, which is made up of representatives of governments that have either played a part in destabilizing the Middle East or lifted not one finger to try and alleviate the suffering of the millions impacted by the consequences of this destabilization.

Nov 26 08:59

Moscow may use Iran's airbase in absence of Admiral Kuznetsov

Russia could use Iran's Hamadan airbase in case the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier used for anti-terror strikes in Syria moves away from the Syrian borders for a new mission, the Russian upper house of parliament's defense committee chair said Saturday.

Nov 25 22:00

Steven Seagal receives Russian passport

Vladimir Putin has expressed his hopes for improving relations between Moscow and Washington as he personally granted a Russian passport to Hollywood star Steven Seagal.

'I want to congratulate you and express the hope that this is another, albeit small, gesture and it might be a sign of the gradual normalisation of relations between our countries,' the Russia president said to the US actor and director as the document was handed over.

'Spasibo bolshoye,' replied Seagal (thank you very much).

Nov 25 13:28

Knock-Knock! Russian Special Forces Raid House, Find ISIS Flag, Weapons And Ammo

Russian Special Forces conduct an anti-terrorist operation in the city of Nazran. Two officers and two militants were killed during the raid.

Nov 25 12:26

Trump appoints Fox News analyst as deputy NatSec adviser

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Fox News analyst KT McFarland to serve as deputy national security advisor to General Michael Flynn. Campaign finance lawyer Donald McGhan was reportedly chosen as White House counsel.

She was on Henry Kissinger’s national security staff during the Nixon administration, and worked for Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger from 1982 to 1985, during the presidency of Ronald Reagan.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on the board of the Jamestown Foundation, a think-tank focused on China, Russia, Eurasia, and global terrorism.

Not too friendly towards Russia.
https://jamestown.org/programs/edm/

Nov 25 11:32

Kiev to hold missile-firing exercise over Crimea, where civil aviation performs flights - Moscow

kraine has made a unilateral decision to organize missile-firing exercises over Crimea, in the sovereign airspace of the Russian Federation, Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsiya reported. Missiles will be fired in regions where civil and state aviation flights run.
Kiev’s move breaches a number of international laws and agreements, Rosaviatsiya said, adding that not only will the military exercise invade Russian territory, but the plans also had not been coordinated with Moscow.

Ukraine released an aviation notification on Thursday, activating "dangerous zones" in all flight levels near Crimea and the city of Simferopol for December 1 and 2, the agency reported. It added that the “dangerous” areas included airspace above open sea which is in Russia's area of responsibility, and over Russian territorial waters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

December 1 and 2 happen next week, folks; this is about as confrontational as it gets!

Remember when we have mentioned, on this site, that some in this government hate Trump so intently that they want to jinn up a war between the US and Russia even before Trump takes the Oath of Office in January?!?

This may well be the start of such a war.

I will be watching very intensely to see Russia's reaction to these drills.

Nov 25 11:14

Kiev to hold missile-firing exercise over Crimea, where civil aviation performs flights - Moscow

Hold on to your horses boys cause we are in for a hell of a ride!

Ukraine has made a unilateral decision to organize missile-firing exercises over Crimea, in the sovereign airspace of the Russian Federation, Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsiya reported. Missiles will be fired in regions where civil and state aviation flights run.

Nov 25 10:51

Clean Cash? Irish Court Hears Khodorkovsky Funds Case

In Ireland, a court hearing’s underway over former Russian oil tycoon, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who is being reviewed as potential suspect in a fraud case.

Nov 25 10:14

Turkey’s “Unofficial” Invasion: Syrian Airforce Responds by Targeting Turkish Ground Forces in Northern Aleppo

Last night, the Syrian Air Force delivered air strikes on the Turkish Armed Forces near the ISIS controlled town of al-Bab in northern Syria, according to local sources in the Aleppo province.

The Turkish military confirmed that three Turkish soldiers and 10 others wounded (one of them seriously)were as result of an air strikes thought to be carried by the Syrian military. The wounded soldiers were taken to the hospital in the Turkish province of Gaziantep, bordering Syria.

Ankara added that the attack occurred at around 3:30 am (0030 GMT) in the course of the Turkish-led military operation (code-named Operation Euphrates Shield) in the area of al-Bab.

At the same, non-official Turkish and Syrian sources said that the attack resulted in killing over 5 Turkish soldiers and wounding of 16 others.
Meanwhile, intense fighting is ongoing between Turkey-led forces and Kurdish YPG forces in the province of Aleppo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder as to what the odds are of direct Turkish/Russian military confrontation in Syria, should things get very nasty very quickly here.

And at that point, what will the US government and military do?!?

Nov 25 09:37

West Aims to Revise Nuclear Deal With Iran Ahead of Trump Inauguration

While the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran has been in place for almost a year now, and the only real compliance questions center around the US not following through on all the pledged lifting of sanctions they were supposed to do, officials now say the Obama Administration and the rest of the West are pushing to add even more restrictions on Iran.

It’s not so much that there’s a technical justification for any of these new restrictions. Rather, officials say the goal is to even further limit Iran’s civilian nuclear program before US President-elect Donald Trump takes office, in hopes that it will eliminate any excuse he has to scrap the pact.

Though Trump campaigned on the idea of ripping up the Iran deal if elected, though since then his aides have said the focus will be on strict enforcement of the pact. This enforcement strategy is also being advocated by Republicans and the Israeli leadership, both of whom previously opposed the deal on any terms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Scrapping the pact may well ultimately lead to war with both Iran AND Russia; this would be a truly lousy outcome, and not something President-elect Trump should even be thinking about right now.

Forget for a moment, that a US-led, Israeli-enabled invasion of Iran would definitely put us absolutely on the wrong side of history here; unfortunately, right now, the US military doesn't have the weaponry; the money; the troop strength; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a war with Russia.

Nov 25 09:11

BEX ALERT - French people sacrifice their own interests to help Putin win the world?

The Western media is attempting to reduce France's byzantine Presidential campaign to a contest of who is the most "pro-Russian." This fits a recent trend, which infantilizes political coverage.

Nov 25 09:05

MH17 UKRAINE PLANE CRASH: ADDITIONAL DETAILS REVEALED (+EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS FROM THE SCENE)

On the morning of July 18, we were met by DPR Prosecutor General office representatives with two cars to take us to the site. Although at that time Ukraine prosecutor’s office still function and DPR MVD entities were not yet formed. While in transit, I got a call from Col. Goncharov who wanted to learn where we were? “Where are you?” he asked insistently. I, naturally, told him about the route we were taking, together with DPR colleagues, toward Rassypnoye and Grabovo to the crash site, where Ukraine’s Emercom was already beginning to function. Goncharov then categorically ordered me to return, citing orders he received from Ukraine MVD not to inspect the crash site.

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