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Feb 24 06:11

The US Expresses Concern About The New Russian Cruise Missiles

The commander of the United States Northern Command And North American Aerospace Defense Command, General Lori Robinson spoke to the United States Senate Armed Services Committee about her "concern" over the potential of the newly developed Russian cruise missiles. The text and video of her speech are published on the website of the Committee.

Speaking about possible events that may affect the mission of US defense, the general noted that Russia and China "have expanded their military presence." Where it happened, Robinson did not clarify, noting that Russia has prioritized the development of "advanced cruise missiles capable of acquiring targets from distances not previously seen."

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Feb 24 05:45

Is ‘Putin Regime’ The ‘Evil Empire’ Of Today?

One of Ronald Reagan’s greatest contributions to the overthrow of communism and the disintegration of the Soviet Union was his identification of the USSR as “the evil empire,” a term that outraged Moscow but inspired many within its borders and prompted those beyond its borders to talk about decolonization as something inevitable.

Now, Nikki Haley, the US permanent representative to the United States, has introduced a term that has outraged Russian officialdom every bit as much Reagan’s words did. She has referred the government in Moscow as “Putin’s regime,” a turn of phrase that lumps it together with those of Kim in North Korea and Asad in Syria.

Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebemzya was outraged.>>>

(*expanding the 'It was tantamount to Pearl Harbor & 9/11' effect)

Feb 24 05:12

‘Russia sends most advanced fighter jets to Syria’

Russia has reportedly sent two of its most advanced and sophisticated fighter jets to Syria, where its air force has been backing up the national army's ground operation against terrorist groups.

The reported deployment comes after the US employed earlier this month its most advanced fighter jet, the F-22 stealth fighter, in strikes against alleged terrorist targets in Syria.

Reports say two of Russia’s Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets had been recently spotted in the skies above Syria and then seem landing at the Hmeymim airbase in the country’s western Latakia province.

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Feb 23 12:18

IDF, US troops get ready for drill to simulate massive missile attack on Israel

The exercise will largely be performed through advanced computer simulations, though it will also include some real-world activities.

In total, some 4,500 soldiers from the two militaries will take part in the exercise — 2,500 of them from the United States’ European Command (US EUCOM) and 2,000 from the Israel Defense Forces. This is a substantial increase from the 2016 exercise, in which some 3,200 soldiers took part.

The Juniper Cobra exercise is scheduled to begin on March 4 and will formally run until March 15, though some American troops will stay in Israel and continue training with the IDF until the end of the month, the army said.

The threat from ballistic and guided missiles is one of the most significant threats facing Israel, and Israeli officials say it is growing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One false flag, to be blamed on either Lebanon's Hezbullah or Iran, will kick of a major Middle East war, with American troops already in place for battle.

And note the timing of the exercise: it starts precisely when the AIPAC conference kicks off kicks off in DC, which is 4 March to 6 March.

I do not believe that the timing of this exercise is a coincidence; with Netanyahu expected to be indicted for corruption, he may well be moving the timing ahead for such a false flag to be put in place, to distract from his legal woes, and give him some bloody shirts to wave about at AIPAC, as the justification for going into Lebanon, Iran, or perhaps both.

Feb 23 11:14

You would have thought armed conflict with Russia would be a bigger story

The relative lack of attention being paid to the news that U.S.-backed forces killed 200 to 300 Russian mercenary soldiers this month in Syria seems like a non-barking dog to me.

In many years, this might have been the most disruptive story, holding the headlines for weeks or maybe months. Circa February 2018, it didn’t command a single major news cycle.

What outsiders know about the event is still fragmentary, but it sounds pretty ominous. One Bloomberg account notes: “More than 200 contract soldiers, mostly Russians fighting on behalf of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, died in a failed attack on a base held by U.S. and mainly Kurdish forces in the oil-rich Deir Ezzor region.” It is described as the biggest clash between U.S. and Russian forces since the Cold War.>>>

(*the author must not realize that his president was made a victim by the Florida school shooting in about the same time frame . as the Russian mercenary killings)

Feb 23 11:08

How The Media Enable Rep. Adam Schiff’s Russian Bot Conspiracy Theories

Last week, Laurence Tribe suggested, without evidence, that a plane crash in Russia was related to fallout from the Russian dossier operation orchestrated and funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign. Tribe is a Harvard Law professor, a passionate critic of President Donald Trump, and a known Russia conspiracy theorist. So it should have been surprising that the same day he was tweeting out plane crash conspiracy theories, he also argued in a “facially absurd” op-ed in The New York Times that Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., should be charged with obstruction of justice — no, really — for performing congressional oversight of the FBI.

Then again, it was only last March that The New York Times published another Russia conspiracy theorist named Louise Mensch talking about Russian hacking. Yes, the same Louise Mensch who believes that the “Marshal of the Supreme Court” told Trump about his impeachment and that Steve Bannon faces the death penalty for espionage. (Forget it, she’s rolling.)

Feb 23 10:56

Paul Craig Roberts Rages "Russiaphobia Is Out Of Control"

As has been made perfectly clear, Mueller’s “indictment” of 13 Russians and 3 companies is just another hoax.

Robert Mueller discredited himself and his orchestrated Russiagate investigation today (Friday, February 16, 2018) with his charges that 13 Russians and 3 Russian companies plotted to use social media to influence the 2016 election. Their intent, Mueller says, was to “sow discord in the US political system.”

What pathetic results to come from a 9 month investigation!

Feb 23 10:53

Uranium One: Undercover FBI Informant's Attorney Demands DOJ Inquiry Into Coordinated Smear

The attorney for an FBI informant who was deeply embedded in the Russian nuclear industry is demanding that Attorney General Jeff Sessions investigate a coordinated smear campaign against her client. After several decades working for the CIA and the FBI, William Douglas Campbell uncovered two related bribery schemes involving Russian nuclear officials, an American trucking company, and efforts to route money to the Clinton Global Initiative through an American lobbying firm in order to overcome regulatory hurdles, according to reports by The Hill and Circa.

Feb 23 10:37

RUSSIAN TROLLS ARE FLOODING SOCIAL MEDIA WITH MESSAGES MEANT TO INCREASE TENSIONS IN U.S.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., about how Russian bots are still flooding social media, including fomenting American tension over the Florida school shootings, and what he thinks should be done about it.

The aftermath of a school shooting in Florida, NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem and the 2016 presidential election - these have all been targets of Russian internet trolls. Just hours after that Florida shooting last week, Russian bots got busy on social media posting pro-gun-rights messages, also posting pro-gun-control messages. It's the latest example of a phenomenon documented in special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment released on Friday of Russian trolls and bots working to deepen divisions in U.S. society. Oklahoma Republican Senator James Lankford has been talking about this since the NFL national anthem controversy last fall.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, really?!?

And by what professional computer training did Senator Lankford come to this determination?

Let us take a look at this man's educational history, from wickipedia.com:

"Lankford was born March 4, 1968, in Dallas, Texas,[6] the son of Linda Joyce (née House) and James Wesley Lankford.[7][8] His mother was an elementary school librarian.[1] His maternal grandparents owned a small dry-cleaning business, his father and paternal grandparents a dairy farm. His stepfather was a career employee of AC Delco, the parts division of General Motors.[9]

His parents divorced when he was four; his mother and older brother and he lived for a time in his grandparents' garage apartment. He became a Christian at eight. His mother remarried when he was twelve, and the family moved to Garland with his stepfather.[1] Lankford attended Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland. While at Lakeview Lankford participated in the Close Up Washington civic education program. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education (specializing in Speech and History) at University of Texas at Austin in 1990, and a master's degree in Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1994."

Sorry, but I do not see one computer-centric class in his education, to enable him to be be able to make the authentic claim that these are "Russian Bots", attempting to "deepen divisions in US society."

Does the man even have the faintest clue about spoofing IPs, to make a computer communication "appear" to be from another country when it absolutely is not?

This is more demonizing of Russia, without a reasonable, trustworthy analysis by someone who understands the tecnology down to the bare metal.

Demonization of another country, coupled with sanctions against it, are usually preludes to war, which is where the US government activity is headed in this case.

And frankly, in preparation for such a war, I woiuld not bet against seeing the draft reinstated in this country.

Feb 23 07:19

When Will Congress Investigate Israeli and Saudi Meddling in Our Elections?

" ... the Israeli government’s propaganda arm uses ... false internet identities to confuse and deflect critical stories. They do so routinely and do not even try to hide (it). ... Part of their agenda is to smear critics and elect politicians favorable to them."

Feb 23 07:18

Barbarossa 2.0: Deutschland to Triple Number of Troops in Drills Near Russia

The magazine claims the increased troop commitments are a response to "Russian Aggression".

The Germans, in their genius for tact, have chosen names for the exercises which recall the good old days when they invaded Russia, names like "Iron Wolf", and "Flaming Thunder."

Feb 23 07:17

Lavrov at Munich: the West used to treat us like an apprentice, now like the all-powerful threat, and advises "stop swimming upstream against the course of history"

Lavrov in Munich described how people have used Ukraine to exacerbate relations between the Russian Federation and the EU. He called on European politicians "to stop trying to swim against the course of history and start working together to update the system of international relations on a just basis based on the central coordinating role of the UN."

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday evening. The hall was full of journalists. The full speech of the diplomat is published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Feb 23 07:17

Despite sanctions there are reasons of sovereignty and modernization for Germany and Europe to resort to Russian armaments

Germany's cooperation with Russia in the defense and industrial sphere is likely to develop - Germany and other European countries understand that it is not possible to organize their projects within the framework of NATO, since the Alliance pursues exclusively US interests. This opinion was expressed by the analyst Alexander Asafov. ...

And this: Russia is strengthening cooperation with Germany and other European countries in the sphere of the military-industrial complex (MIC), said the head of the parliamentary defense committee, Vladimir Shamanov.

Feb 23 07:16

Putin announces Russia as world leader in Defense technologies

Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that the Russian Armed Forces have taken the world's leading position in the quality of weapons and combat readiness.

"Events of recent years have shown that we have reached the forefront of the world in terms of combat readiness, the quality of weapons and military equipment," the head of state said at a gala evening dedicated to the Day of Defender of the Fatherland - 23rd February. This day is generally known as "Men's Day" when fathers, brothers, grandfathers, teachers receive gifts and acknowledgement from their female counterparts.

Feb 22 13:31

"We are the next Yugoslavia" - Ukraine's chief military prosecutor

Ukraine will turn into a testing ground for resolving military conflicts in the center of Europe, said Anatoly Matios, the country's chief military prosecutor.

The official's opinion was based on the signing of a "politically motivated" law on the reintegration of Donbass, which, in his opinion, will have deplorable consequences, such as the fate of Yugoslavia.

He added that in the case of the introduction of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbass, the "blue helmets" will act not according to Ukrainian laws, but on the principle of extraterritoriality.

"Nobody, anywhere and never said on what principle and by what legislation the peacekeeping contingent will operate," said Matios.

Feb 22 13:31

"Death to Russia" Riots in Kiev: A Sign of War to Come in Donbass?

Ukraine is irreversibly slipping further into Nazification. Following the oath-taking of 600 militants of the newfound National Squads (a subsidiary organization of the Azov regiment intended to “aid” police in keeping order) and following the de facto occupation of the Cherkassy city council (the regional center right next to the Kiev region), Ukrainian Nazis are rehearsing new assaults in the spirit of Ernst Rohm’s street fighters from 1920’s Germany.

Like any historical analogy, this one is conditional. The situation in today’s Ukraine is much worse. While in Weimar Germany the state as a whole did not indulge the Nazis nor use the full force of its repressive apparatus against them, in Ukraine the oligarchic regime of President Poroshenko has given the Nazi street movements the green light. Why and for what purpose will be discussed below.

Feb 22 13:29

"Do not call the Russian government "Putin's regime" - Nikki Haley is put in her place at the UN

The American stated that the rights of nations are the main thing, and therefore one should not allow the regimes of Kim Jong-un, Bashar Assad and Vladimir Putin to act with impunity.

In response, Nebenzia reminded Haley that "Russia does not have a regime, but a legally elected president and a designated government." He asked the US delegation to observe diplomatic decorum and noted that there is also a legitimate government in Syria.

Feb 22 13:23

NATO head says Russia is not a threat to any of its members

NATO does not see Russia as a threat to any of its members, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview published by the Foreign Policy magazine on Tuesday and reported by TASS.

"We don’t see any threat [from Russia] against any NATO ally and therefore, I’m always careful speculating too much about hypothetical situations," he said when asked what the alliance would do "if Russia did in the Baltics what it did in Ukraine."

"What I can say is that anything like what happened in Crimea and Ukraine would, of course, trigger a response from the whole alliance, because NATO is there to defend and protect all allies against any threat," he went onto say.

Feb 22 13:14

A New Low – Russia Smeared in US School Massacre

Hysteria over alleged Russian meddling in US affairs hit a new low this week, with claims that Kremlin-controlled internet agents are exploiting the Florida gun massacre.
The New York Times' top story in its online edition Tuesday was headlined: "After Florida School Shooting, Russian ‘Bot' Army Pounced".

Other US news media also gave prominent coverage to unsubstantiated claims that Kremlin-orchestrated internet agents, known as "trolls" or "bots", were heartlessly exploiting American public grief over the mass shooting.

The NY Times report stated: "Any news event — no matter how tragic — has become fodder to spread inflammatory messages in what is believed to be a far-reaching Russian disinformation campaign."

Under the headline, "Russia bots fuel Florida gun debate", CNN news channel reported: "Cybersecurity and media experts are not surprised that trolls and bots are leveraging the Florida school shooting to cause divisions."

Feb 22 11:31

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – FEBRUARY 22, 2018: RUSSIA MOVES ITS ADVANCED SU-57 STEALTH FIGHTERS INTO SYRIA

On February 21, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the villages of Qara Baba, Kirbet Siluki and Vergan from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the Afrin area. Clashes between Turkish forces and the YPG were also reported in Arab Wiran.

On the same day, the second column of government forces reportedly entered the YPG-held part of Afrin under an alleged agreement between Damascus and the YPG. However, this deployment has not impacted the situation on the frontlines so far.

With the establishment of Turkish observation posts at the contact line between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and militants in eastern Idlib, an active phase of the SAA military operations in the area has come to its end so far. However, so-called moderate rebels have already found an interesting way to spend the time not used to fight the SAA.

Feb 22 11:14

The great strategic deception

The facts are that the Kremlin basically owned Hillary Clinton. Aside from the Uranium One deal that brought $145 million to the Clinton Foundation, she was a totally compromised secretary of State by her use of a non-government, unsecured email server which Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and others likely hacked. Further, President Obama, using a pseudonym, repeatedly sent communications to Mrs. Clinton on this unsecured server. There is no question our enemies had a field day. Clearly, both the former president and secretary of State are guilty of violating the Espionage Act, a felony.

Feb 22 10:59

Russia Deploys Two Brand New Su-57 Stealth Fighters To Syria

Unverified photos and video footage has emerged on Twitter, showing two new Russian Su-57 stealth fighters, also known as the PAK FA and T-50, landing at Khemimim air base, near Latakia, in northwestern Syria.

The two stealth combat aircraft were reportedly part of a larger package of assets deployed to the Russian airbase in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF these reports are true, I am very concerned that it is only a matter of time before Russian war jets are going head to head in combat against those of the US military.

Feb 22 10:56

Spotlight: Peace far away as showdown approaches Syria's Eastern Ghouta

The rebel-held Eastern Ghouta in the countryside of Syrian capital Damascus has witnessed intense airstrikes and shelling as military showdown is approaching.

The spark of the recent unprecedented violence was ignited a couple of months ago when al-Qaida-linked groups launched an offensive against a key military base in the city of Harasta in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta countryside of Damascus, prompting a counter military offensive in that area.

The attacks at the times were coupled with rebels shelling of the capital Damascus, and Syrian airstrikes targeting the rebel positions in Eastern Ghouta.

But the situation has dramatically worsened in recent days when a wide-scale military offensive on Eastern Ghouta was in place, preparing to end the presence of al-Qaida-linked groups in that area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) This is the worst kind of war; in packed, urban areas, where it can be impossible to detect friend from foe, and innocents get killed on a routine basis.

I sincerely hope (and pray) that the Russians, in concert with the Syrian military, have formulated a strategy which can guarantee the minimum numbers of civilian casualties possible here, but understand that this will be extraordinarily difficult.

Feb 22 10:37

Lavrov: US admits envoys assigned to dissuade partners from doing business with RussiaMore:http://tass.com/politics/991111

Earlier, the US Department of State spokesperson said all of its diplomatic missions abroad were tasked with talking their host countries out of business contacts with Russia.

The US State Department has acknowledged that US ambassadors around the world have instructions to talk governments out of cooperation with Russia, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after negotiations with his Slovenian counterpart Karl Erjavec on Wednesday.

"Just yesterday the US State Department spokesperson proudly said in public that all American ambassadors in all countries of the world without exception have strict instructions: to go and demand every day that certain states do not cooperate with Russia," Lavrov said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable for a country (the US government, of course) which is girding up its geopolitical, propaganda, economic, and military loins for a war against Russia, which has done utterly nothing to deserve this kind of treatment.

The Russian government meddling in the last election?!? Complete codswallop, conjured up by a desperate DNC, which never believed Hillary wouldn't be elected by the American people.

Sorry, DNC; you threw your lot in with a candidate who had more baggage than does Kim Kardashian on a photo shoot!!

Annexing Crimea after the 2014 putsch, which the US government helped orchestrate, throwing Yanukovich under the proverbial bus and annointing Poroshenko as Ukrainian president, in an election more crooked than a dog's hind leg?!?? It was Crimea, holing two referendums post-putsch,
asking their people if they wanted to stay with Ukraine, or petition the Russian Federation to become a member. Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to petition the Russian Federation, and the Russian Federation accepted the petition.

THERE WAS NO ANNEXATION, PERIOD, END OF DISCUSSION.

Feb 22 09:46

Jim Mattis refutes the “Fake News” of Israel and NATO

For the first time, a practicing Secretary of Defense has denounced the ongoing lies of Israel, its own administration and NATO.

This should have been the “front page” of all Western newspapers. But only Newsweek reported it [ 1 ].

Feb 22 09:44

Mike Whitney: Did Trump Cut a Deal on the “Collusion” Charge?

Are the Intel agencies and the FBI looking for a way to end this political cage-match before a second Special Counsel is appointed and he starts digging up embarrassing information about the involvement of other agencies (and perhaps, the White House) in the Russiagate fiasco?

All of these questions need to be answered in order to clear the air, hold the guilty parties accountable and restore confidence in the government.

Feb 22 09:30

Durden: Trump to Promote US Killing Russians as Proof He’s Not Putin’s Puppet

(*What more can he , as the world's victim , do to prove Hillary Clinton is a liar ?)

Feb 22 06:59

Russia's Su-57 Stealth Fighters SPOTTED Being Unleashed

VLADIMIR Putin has sent his fearsome new state-of-the-art Su-57 stealth fighters for combat trials in the Syrian war zone.

(*THAT'S IT! that's all it says about any actual deployment . The rest of the article explains how deadly the rumors of it's specs are .)

Feb 22 05:24

Russia Deploys Su-57 Fifth Gen Jet In Syria

Russian and Syrian officials have yet to comment on unverified footage of the Russian fifth generation stealth fighter jet Su-57 allegedly spotted in Syria’s sky.

An image and video showing the Su-57, formerly known as T-50 or by its program name the PAK FA (Prospective Aviation Complex of Frontline Aviation) have surfaced on Twitter, when user Wael Al Hussaini posted them on his feed.

Hussaini also tweeted that Su-57 was deployed along with four multi-role air defense fighters Su-35, four close air support fighters Su-25 and a radar plane A-50U.

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Feb 22 05:11

Trump Weighs Killing Of Russian Fighters In Syria As Sign Of "Tough Stance" Toward Putin

In the aftermath of Robert Mueller's indictment against 13 Russian "operatives" for meddling with the US presidential election, President Trump has been under fire for lashing out at everyone... except Russia. So, in response, Bloomberg reports that the Trump administration is weighing citing the deaths of more than 200 Russian fighters - or rather mercenaries - in Syria, who were killed following US strikes on February 7, as an example of Trump's tough stance toward Russia.

(*Hell Knows No Furry Like A Victimized P.O.T.U.S. )

Feb 21 16:21

Navy sends destroyers to Black Sea to ‘desensitize’ Russia

The Navy has deployed the guided-missile destroyer Carney to join the destroyer Ross in the Black Sea in a move that U.S. military officials told CNN is intended to “desensitize” Russia to the presence of American military assets in the strategically important region.

The deployment of the Carney marks the first time in four years that two American destroyers have operated in the Black Sea outside of scheduled exercises. The move comes as Russia continues to militarize Crimea, the peninsula it seized from Ukraine in 2014.

In recent years, the U.S. and NATO have accused Russia of sending troops and military hardware to Crimea, and there are now reports that submarines have been added to the mix.

Nevertheless, U.S. and NATO officials have insisted that they are not playing tit-for-tat with the Russians.

Feb 21 12:21

Risking Major Escalation, Trump Weighs Killing Of Russian Fighters In Syria As Sign Of "Tough Stance" Toward Putin

In the aftermath of Robert Mueller's indictment against 13 Russian "operatives" for meddling with the US presidential election, President Trump has been under fire for lashing out at everyone... except Russia. So, in response, Bloomberg reports that the Trump administration is weighing citing the deaths of more than 200 Russian fighters - or rather mercenaries - in Syria, who were killed following US strikes on February 7, as an example of Trump's tough stance toward Russia.

Recall that last week, "more than 200 mercenaries, mostly Russians fighting on behalf of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, died in a failed attack on a base and refinery held by U.S. and U.S.-backed forces in the oil-rich Deir Ezzor region" In terms of total body count, the U.S. official put the death toll at about 100, with 200 to 300 injured; while Russia admitted that Russians were killed, it said the number was five and denied that the men killed were officially sanctioned Russian troops.

Feb 21 12:03

FLASHBACK - “Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”, 204 Atomic Bombs against 66 Major Cities, US Nuclear Attack against USSR Planned During World War II

According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, “the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against major urban areas.

All major cities of the Soviet Union were included in the list of 66 “strategic” targets. The tables below categorize each city in terms of area in square miles and the corresponding number of atomic bombs required to annihilate and kill the inhabitants of selected urban areas.

Six atomic bombs were to be used to destroy each of the larger cities including Moscow, Leningrad, Tashkent, Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa.

The Pentagon estimated that a total of 204 atomic bombs would be required to “Wipe the Soviet Union off the Map”. The targets for a nuclear attack consisted of sixty-six major cities.

Feb 21 09:39

Here’s the Complete List of Russian Twitter Bot Accounts – Top Tweets from Top Russian Accounts Only Garnered 175K Retweets!

The Deep State and liberal media cohorts want you to believe these bot accounts flipped the election.
Hillary Clinton campaign also had thousands of bot accounts.
They must not have been very believable – like their sickly candidate.

Now this…

The 50 most popular tweets from the 2 most popular Russian Twitter accounts garnered less than 175,000 total retweets.

Feb 21 09:35

Busting the Russian Facebook Ad Hoax=> Russians Spent Total of $3,111 in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania During Election

Democrats and their dishonest mainstream media want you to believe the Russians hacked the election with a well financed and organized campaign to sway opinion in favor of Donald Trump.

The Russians spent a total of $100,000 during and after the campaign on Facebook ads.

Hillary Clinton had a lapdog media that favored her while 91% of the media coverage on her opponent Donald Trump was negative.

Facebook executive Colin Stretch told the US Senate Judiciary Committee in November that the total number of those illegitimate ads are a drop in the ocean — less than 0.004 percent of all content — or about 1 in 23,000 news feed items.

Feb 21 09:34

New Level Of Crazy Reached As MSM Attempts To Brainwash The Masses To Create A New 'Pseudo-Reality' With Claims of A 'Russian Pearl Harbor'

Just when you think the media has sunk as low as it can go, BOOM, they manage to make even those of us that have been documenting their antics, shakes our heads in amazement.

Feb 21 09:25

Russian "Troll Farm" Indictment Shredded By Journalist Who First Profiled It In 2015

Following Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three entities behind a Russian "troll farm" said to have meddled in the 2016 U.S. election (admittedly, with zero impact), two people familiar with both the ads purchased by Russians on Facebook, and the "troll farm" in question have refuted Mueller's narrative over the course of four days. Indeed, things don't seem to be going well for the Russia investigation, which started out with serious claims of Collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, and has been reduced to CNN diving through the garbage of a Russian troll farm.

About that troll farm...

Adrian Chen, staff writer for The New Yorker - who first profiled the indicted Russian troll farm in 2015, sat down with MSNBC's Chris Hayes, where he proceeded to deflate Mueller's big scary indictment to nothing.

Feb 21 08:54

What EVERYONE is Missing About “Russiagate”

Yes, America interferes in elections all the time. And yes, the Russian ad buys happened after the election. And yes, the DNC really did rig the primaries for Hillary. But if you believe the truth then you’re a dirty Russian!

Feb 21 08:11

Watch huge anti-NATO demonstration in Sweden: "Russian Aggression is a Big Big Lie"

Thousands of peace activists protested Saturday in Gothenburg against NATO, against its growth to Russia's borders and the ongoing "Aurora 17" military exercises of the Western military alliance. These are the largest military exercises in Sweden in the past 23 years. However, many of the demonstrators believe that the aggression and escalation are not by Russia but from NATO itself.

One participant stated, "Russia has an interest in defending itself too, but it is NATO and the US, moving closer and closer to Russia, and they are literally asking for war, and then they tell us every day How Dangerous Russia is and I think it's a big, big lie."

Feb 21 08:09

Drunk Poroshenko suddenly speaks Russian on video

Ukrainian journalist Sonya Koshkina published a video of what appears to be an intoxicated president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

The video takes place on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, where he seems to forget about his stances, and communicates with her in Russian. Ukrainian politicians make a point of only speaking English or Ukrainian.

Feb 21 08:04

Poroshenko bombs in Munich

When Petro Poroshenko appeared at the Munich Security Conference, he looked into an almost empty hall. When the Ukrainian president finished his speech, nobody asked a question. When he left the stage, only a pair of lonely hands were clapping.

The contrast could not have been more stark: at earlier Munich security Conferences. the hall was full when Poroshenko spoke, and at the coffee breaks, everyone was talking about Ukraine and the Russian invasion of Donbass. Today, only experts in the war in the east of the country -- which is persistently pursued -- seem to be interested. This is sad for Ukraine, but also dangerous, for the country itself and for Europe.

Feb 21 07:52

Putin leads Russia to export record-breaking 50 million TONS of Grain

It’s only right that the largest country in the world should also be the greatest agricultural giant.

The best soil in the world is literally a Russian word: ???????? – Chernozyom, meaning black earth, of which Russia has the largest deposits of in the world.

Feb 21 05:30

Munich did nothing to appease Cold War 2.0 fears – Pepe Escobar

So, let Cold War 2.0 dissolve into what it should always have been – an empty shell.

The Munich Security Conference is supposed to be an annual lofty gathering of global politicians, and military and intelligence experts. Theoretically, they discuss serious security matters under a cool professional eye in an informed setting.

Yet, in these times of doom and gloom, what the 54th conference yielded was another Russophobia show – a direct connection to the “Russiagate” soap opera in Washington.

Feb 20 12:11

War Preparation: Romania Orders $1 Billion Of U.S. HIMARS Missile Launchers

Romania’s commitment to increase its defense budget to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) target of 2 percent of GDP has spurred the government to approve a $1 billion purchase of American-made M142 HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Against what other country is Romania planning to use these weapons?!?

Possibly in a US government/NATO jinned up war against Russia?!?

Because at the end of the day, folks, that is at least one of the wonderful, wacky little wars NATO and the US government have been concocting.

From last year, we have the following article by Paul Craig Roberts, talking about a very serious geopolitical "trajectory" moving forward in order to stop the ascent of the ruble and the yuan:

Washington Plans to Nuke Russia & China

Notice the uptick, in US "faux news", of the demonization of Russia?!?

Notice that this Russia demonization is coupled with both US and European sanctions against it?!?

These acts, when avaluated together, are most probably a very ugly prelude to an even uglier war.

Again, this appears to be a question of timing, and what NATO and the US government think they can use to "sell" the war to US and European citizens.

Feb 20 11:06

PUTIN'S RUSSIA TARGETS FIRST OFFENDER PEDOPHILES WITH LIFE IN PRISON!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good!

Feb 20 10:59

Escalation in Syria – How Far Can the Russians be Pushed? - The Saker

A new US strategy in Syria: to punish the Russians as much as possible short of an overt US attack on Russian forces.

Events in Syria have recently clearly taken a turn for the worse and there is an increasing amount of evidence that the Russian task force in Syria is being targeted by a systematic campaign of “harassing attacks”.

First, there was the (relatively successful) drone and mortar attack on the Russian Aerospace base in Khmeimin. Then there was the shooting down of a Russian SU-25 over the city of Maasran in the Idlib province. Now we hear of Russian casualties in the US raid on a Syrian column (along with widely exaggerated claims of “hundreds” of killed Russians).

Feb 20 10:49

Canadians will supply the Ukrainian army with 100,000 assault rifles

The Canadian company Colt Canada plans to sign a contract for the supply of 100,000 new assault rifles for the Ukrainian army.

In January, Colt Canada representatives held a "fact-finding meeting" with government officials in Ukraine.

According to Alex Payne, manager of Colt Canada, this is only the beginning of a process that can last up to two years, because Ukraine must determine what type of weapons it needs and where it is best to get them.

Payne noted that Colt Canada hopes to hold a demonstration of weapons in Ukraine in the summer.

Feb 20 10:48

Elections: Swiss parliamentarians rush to oversee that Putin doesn't cheat

"A delegation of Swiss parliamentarians will participate as observers during the March 18 presidential elections," Swiss parliamentarian De Buman said after a meeting with State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin.

On Sunday, a delegation of the State Duma headed by Volodin arrived in Switzerland on an official visit. This is the first official visit at the invitation of the Swiss parliament over the past 19 years.

The Russian Central Election Commission (RCEC) is allowing the participation of about a thousand foreign observers in the monitoring of the 2018 elections. Note that this is voluntary on behalf of the RCEC, and not coerced as some sources of Western media imply.

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I didn't see any mention of impartial foreign observers during the 2016 election here in the US!

Feb 20 10:45

Russian senators list 100 examples of US meddling in foreign nations’ affairs

A Russian parliamentary commission has prepared a report that lists over 100 cases of US interference in other nations’ internal affairs since the end of World War Two.
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“We have counted approximately 100, about 101 or 102 absolutely verified and recorded facts of American involvement in the sovereign affairs of over 60 UN member-nations since the approval of this organizations’ charter that bans any such involvement – since 1946 till this day,” the head of the upper house Commission for Protection of State Sovereignty, Senator Andrey Klimov, was quoted as saying on Monday by TASS.

The senator named one particular example from the list – the 1973 coup d’état in Chile that installed Augusto Pinochet as a military dictator and as a result of which the country’s parliament was dissolved and numerous human rights violations were committed. “Every such fact has a multitude of episodes of the US interference,” he noted.

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One cannot fault these Russian senators for having a sense of humour, and dishing as well as they take, when it comes to criticism of America's government's intense involvements in foreign countries, to bend those countries geopolitically to its liking.

Feb 20 10:43

Munich Conference: "For The First Time In Decades We Are Facing Threat Of Nuclear Conflict"

And while there have been times in recent years when the MSC demonstrated signs of hope and optimism, none of that was evident this year. This year’s motto “To the Brink – and Back?”- which seems to be an accurate portrayal of the current geopolitical situations in most regions. After several days of senior decision-makers bickering back and forth, the negativity in the atmosphere only means one thing: A global conflict between nuclear superpowers is lingering.

“I was hoping when I opened this conference on Friday that, in concluding the conference, I would be able to say we can delete the question mark. In other words: ‘We are back from the brink,'” former German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger said in closing remarks of the MSC. “I’m actually not sure we can say that,” he added.

Feb 20 10:41

Bullhorns: 13 Russians

Who would have thought it plausible that 13 Russians, 3 entities, and a little cash could decide an American presidential election? Yet this is where Russiagate stands today. Also, more twists and turns in the saga of the Syrian conflict.

Feb 20 10:40

Munich gathering descends into Russia-bashing nonsense & warmongering

For an event designed to address real global security issues, the Munich Security Conference has shown itself to be a useless talking shop. But it does add more propaganda fodder for Russia-bashing.

How ironic. A forum proclaiming to uphold global security is acting like a bullhorn for war.

The release on Friday of the US Department of Justice’s indictment of 13 Russian citizens for alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election went on to dominate the conference being held in Munich over the weekend.

Rather than being a peripheral matter owing to its dubious claims, the Washington hobby horse of “Russian meddling” was given free rein in Munich. Instead of parsing the latest Russophobia with intelligent skepticism, the conference added fuel to the bonfire of warmongering.

Feb 20 10:23

Is Russia a Threat?

Alleged election-meddling aside, there is a great deal of exaggeration of Russia's power and of its threat to the U.S., says author and scholar Vijay Prashad

Feb 20 10:08

ROBERT MUELLER’S ’13 RUSSIAN TROLLS INDICTMENT’ IS A COPY + PASTE JOB FROM 2015 UKRAINIAN RADIO FREE EUROPE POST

I am certain that Mueller and his team of cracker jack investigators are making shit up as they go along, in this entire “Russia collusion” (or is it now “meddling”) investigation…all the while sitting back and collecting million dollar paychecks from American taxpayers…laughing all the way to the bank at the hysteria they are purposefully creating.

Case in point, Mueller and his team completely lifted the pathetic ’13 Russian troll’ indictment from a propaganda article published on Ukraine’s Radio Free Europe web site way back in 2015.

The Gateway Pundit reports…

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IF in fact these charges are true, about where Meuller got his source material, these indictments are a pathetic attempt to be seen as "doing something", when this was never within the objective or scope of the original premise for the investigation.

And I would love to hear him tell the American people, for all the money spent, how in the name of heaven he expects to have these 13 individuals extradited from Russia to face these charges here in the United States?!?

The short answer is, in the infamous phrase of that former TV show, The Sopranos, "Fugettaboutit!!"

Feb 20 10:02

WHY WASHINGTON STRUCK RUSSIAN CONTRACTORS IN SYRIA?

On February 7, the US B-52 bombers and Apache helicopters struck a contingent of Syrian government troops and allied forces in Deir al-Zor that reportedly killed and wounded dozens of Russian military contractors working for the Russian private security firm, the Wagner group.

In order to understand the reason why the US brazenly attacked the Russian contractors, we need to keep the backdrop of seven-year-long Syrian conflict in mind. Washington has failed to topple the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Feb 20 09:16

Is The US Intentionally Killing Russians In Syria?

By Brandon Turbeville

After an attack on February 7 by the United States military against Syrian “pro-regime forces,” reports quickly emerged that the U.S. had killed a number of Russians embedded with the Syrian forces. While the Russian government remained silent, the U.S. soon announced that it had indeed killed “scores” of Russians in that air raid. Later, Russia confirmed that Russian “civilians” had been killed but that no Russian soldiers died. Russia put those numbers at around five while the United States stated a few dozen. Western mainstream media reports put the number at over a hundred.

Then, on February 15, another incident took place where 15 Russians died in an apparent explosion outside a weapons depot run by a Russian contracting company. The explosion itself is suspicious, particularly when taken in the context of the previous killing of Russians in Syria by the U.S. military.

Feb 20 08:47

Russian Embassy Points at Worsening Conditions for Media in US

a Spokesperson of the Russian Embassy in the United States said the registration of RIA Global LLC, a US company producing content for Sputnik news agency, as a "foreign agent" under FARA shows that the conditions for the operation of media in the United States are deteriorating.
"Our journalists have no choice here. They are working in the country, where slogans do not match the deeds. The conditions for the operation [of media outlets] are constantly deteriorating. Human rights organizations, which should have intervened on their behalf, did not do this," the Spokesperson told Sputnik.

"There should be no doubts that retaliatory — adequate and proportionate — measures will follow," the Spokesperson added.

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(*Obama Wrote The Check , And Trump Is Cashing It !)
H.R.5736 - Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012
112th Congress (2011-2012

https://www.congress.gov/bill/112th-congress/house-bill/5736

Feb 20 07:54

Donald Trump’s Dereliction Of Presidential Duty

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In 13 months in office, Mr. Trump has made little if any public effort to rally the nation to confront Moscow for its intrusion or to defend democratic institutions against continued disruption. His administration has at times called out Russia or taken action, and even Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, speaking in Germany on Saturday, called evidence of Russian meddling “incontrovertible.” But the administration has been left to respond without the president’s leadership.

“It is astonishing to me that a president of the United States would take this so lightly or see it purely through the prism of domestic partisanship,” said Daniel Fried>>>

(*He's absolutely right , but he absolutely doesn't get it . Your not saying anything anyone doesn't already comprehend, or takes exception to . I know , I share your anxiety . We get more leadership from Laura Ingram)

Feb 20 06:31

Greenwald: A Consensus Emerges: Russia Committed an “Act of War” on Par With Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Should the U.S. Response be Similar?

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>>>If Russian election meddling is on par with the Pearl Harbor and 9/11 attacks, then should the U.S. response be on par with its response to those attacks? Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor prompted U.S. involvement in a world war and, ultimately, dropping two nuclear bombs on Japan; 9/11 initiated wars in multiple countries that still, 17 years later, have no end in sight, along with a systematic and still-worsening erosion of basic civil liberties.

This has been a long-standing tactic during the War on Terror of neoconservatives: they love to accuse everyone of being insufficiently “tough” or “aggressive” with whatever country they crave heightened tensions, but they never specify what greater “toughness” is needed>>>

Feb 19 23:35

Jews Dominated the Bloody Terror Apparatus of Stalin's USSR

This is an article from 2006 written by a Jewish author in one of Israel's largest online news sites, Ynet. It calls for Jews to recognize their guilt in one of history's bloodiest crimes. It's original title was "Stalin's Jews"

Here's a particularly forlorn historical date: Almost 90 years ago, between the 19th and 20th of December 1917, in the midst of the Bolshevik revolution and civil war, Lenin signed a decree calling for the establishment of The All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Sabotage, also known as Cheka.

Feb 19 13:09

What’s Brewing? British, American, Canadian Advisers Arrive in Donbass

Citing intelligence sources, the representative of Donetsk, Eduard Basurin, has stated that British instructors have arrived in the Donbass, at the locations of the Ukrainian Forces.

“In the area of 93rd separate mechanized brigade in the vicinity of the city of Volnovaha, a group of foreign instructors has arrived – led by a representative of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom, for the purpose of training of Ukrainian servicemen on how to carry out sabotage and subversive activities,” said Basurin.

“In addition to the British, from February 5th to the 9th, a delegation of the US military will join the Brits. They will assess the expenditure of funds that Washington has allocated to the army.”

The DPR stressed that rotation of the Ukrainian military has been completed in the Mariupol district. The marines which came to replace the infantry brigade have participated in the NATO exercises in Georgia in September 2017.

Feb 19 11:56

Goofy Indictments Divert Attention from Criminal Abuses at the FBI and DOJ

All of these suspects will go uninvestigated, unindicted, and unpunished just like the perpetrators of the Iraq War, just like the perpetrators of the Financial Meltdown, and just like the perpetrators of all the major crimes against the American people.

The evidence that the FBI and DOJ “improperly obtained” FISA warrants to spy on Trump campaign affiliate, Carter Page, has now been overshadowed by the tragic massacre in Parkland, Florida and the obfuscating indictments of 13 Internet “trolls” who have not been linked to the Russian government and who are being used to conceal the fact that the 18 month-long witch hunt has not yet produced even one scintilla of hard evidence related to the original claims of “hacking or collusion”.

Feb 19 11:16

Rosenstein and Mueller Running for Cover Leaving Brennan Exposed

Now the Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein confirms what I told you in my previous post. Mueller found no evidence that Russia had any impact on the outcome of the 2016 election.
So what was Russiagate all about?

It was exactly, precisely what I told you it was about from the very begining. It was a conspiracy orchestrated by the military/security complex, CIA, FBI, Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic National Committed against Donald Trump.

Trump’s emphasis during his presidential campaign on normalizing relations with Russia, which the neocon Obama regime had turned into “America’s most dangerous enemy,” was a threat to the power and budgets of the military/security complex. Without a demonized enemy, what is the justification for a 1,000 billion annual budget and the laws passed in the 21st century that completely destroy the protections provided by the US Constitution?

Feb 19 11:16

Tom Fitton: Trump Was Victimized, Targeted by FBI, Clinton Campaign, Russian Operatives, Obama Admin and Fusion GPS

At the end we have the massive Russia investigation that finds no collusion with the Trump Campaign. I don’t understand why we are still talking about a Special Counsel investigating the president in light of this indictment… Look those who say the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians are going to have to start providing evidence other than the Clinton-DNC dossier. Look this was in the news this week. We had the Susan Rice memo indicting Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Sally Yates, James Comey and Susan Rice in a conspiracy to get Trump on Russia. You had information that the number four at the Obama Justice Department, Bruce Ohr, hid information on his relationship with the Clinton Campaign cash machine – basically Fusion GPS that was collaborating with the Russia to launch dirt or really defamatory dirt against President Trump into the FBI-DOJ apparatus.

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Not counting the Uranium One deal, of course.

Feb 19 11:13

In Raging Tweetstorm, Trump Says Russians "Laughing Their Asses Off", Mocks "Leakin' Monster" Schiff

After excoriating the FBI for failing to act on multiple tips about "professional school shooter" Nikolas Cruz's murderous intentions, and criticizing National Security Adviser HR McMaster over his Russia collusion comments, President Donald Trump shifted his focus toward one of his favorite targets, House Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff, whom he "congratulated" for finally acknowledging that the Obama administration is responsible for any attempted interference by Russia during the 2016 election.

In one of his more memorable turns of phrase, Trump lauded "Liddle Adam Schiff", whom he branded the "leakin monster of no control", for finally "blaming the Obama Administration for Russian meddling in the 2016 Election. He is finally right about something. Obama was President, knew of the threat, and did nothing. Thank you Adam!"

Feb 19 10:55

Thousands march in Kiev calling for Ukraine's president to quit

Thousands of supporters of the deported former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili have marched through the streets of Kiev, demanding the impeachment of the Ukrainian president.

Journalists said an estimated 10,000 people took part in the rally on Sunday, though the ministry of internal affairs put the number at about 3,000.

Protesters carried banners portraying President Petro Poroshenko with a red line drawn over his face. The demonstrators chanted “impeachment”, “resignation” and “Poroshenko is a thief”.

Feb 19 10:47

Is John Brennan the Mastermind Behind Russiagate?

What role did Obama play? What about the Intelligence Community Assessment? Was it based on the contents of the Steele report? Will the “hand-picked” analysts who worked on the report vouch for its conclusions in or were they coached about what to write? How did Brennan persuade the reluctant Comey into opening a counterintelligence investigation on members in the Trump campaign when he knew it would be perceived as a partisan attempt to sabotage the elections by giving Hillary an edge?

Soon the investigative crosshairs will settle on Brennan. He’d better have the right answers.

Feb 19 10:41

Russian Embassy calls for the US to stop supporting 'primitive nationalism' in Ukraine

The Russian embassy in Washington said in a statement that they expect the US to stop 'primitive nationalism' in Ukraine after ultra-nationalists attacked the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Kiev.

"We expect Washington officials to stop supporting primitive nationalism. Not only in Ukraine but also in other eastern European countries," the statement said.

"As the Kiev events show, this is fraught with mayhem and an increase in xenophobia and extremism," the statement continued.

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