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Louise usually has the goods long before the commercial media

https://patribotics.blog/

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Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club (and vid)

http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/55882

Plenary session

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John Brennan's Police State USA   -   by Mike Whitney

https://off-guardian.org/2017/10/22/john-brennans-police-state-usa/

"Did the United States warn Russia to stay out of Syria? Yes, they did..."

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The Death of Stalin

Steve Buscemi as Nikita Khrushchev, and a cast of other wonderful actors.

 

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From the Politico article posted by North Report:

Applebaum says. “I don’t think Americans realize the degree to which they are the main subject of Russian television news ... Every night, the United States is shown to be an enemy of Russia over and over and over again...

...“So, it puts us in an odd position,” she concludes, “where it’s almost as if the Cold War is back—except only one side is fighting it.”

If Annie Applebaum doesn't think the USA is not still fighting the cold war, she must live on some other planet. It's not just about politics, it's about a large part of the world's resources that are being withheld from USA capital.

Whether Putin is able to stabalize Russia is an open question, but when one looks at the condition of Russia when he took over, one can only assume that he's brilliant. In fact, I don't think it's going to far to say that history will see him as one of the most talented leaders of his time.

There was a Russian book published in 2000 about him, containing biographical information, interviews with associates and friends, and interviews with Putin himself. Required reading for anyone who wants to understand Vladimir Putin.

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Rev Pesky wrote:

From the Politico article posted by North Report:

Applebaum says. “I don’t think Americans realize the degree to which they are the main subject of Russian television news ... Every night, the United States is shown to be an enemy of Russia over and over and over again...

...“So, it puts us in an odd position,” she concludes, “where it’s almost as if the Cold War is back—except only one side is fighting it.”

If Annie Applebaum doesn't think the USA is not still fighting the cold war, she must live on some other planet. It's not just about politics, it's about a large part of the world's resources that are being withheld from USA capital.

Whether Putin is able to stabalize Russia is an open question, but when one looks at the condition of Russia when he took over, one can only assume that he's brilliant. In fact, I don't think it's going to far to say that history will see him as one of the most talented leaders of his time.

There was a Russian book published in 2000 about him, containing biographical information, interviews with associates and friends, and interviews with Putin himself. Required reading for anyone who wants to understand Vladimir Putin.

I totally agree with you.  

History will remember Putin for many things but I have his handling of the middle east masterful.

1.  Without Russia the US would dominate middle east through its proxy the Saudis.  While the Russians will never dominate the middle east like the US.  The balance of power is different the Saudis are vassal state of the US, while Iran will never accept vassalage to the Russians.  But Russia will work together Iran to displace the US infleunce in the Middle East.  I dare say that the Shia Crescent is almost achived or the intial stages are almost their.  The Land Bridge were shia will maximum control from Lebenan to Syria to Iran and quickly adding Iraq.  Russia dream of a warm weather port will become reality through diplomacy.  

2.  The elimination of the US power projection through the Saudias.  Right now Iran and Saudia Arabia are fighting a shadow war for dominate in the Middle East.  Saudias made a huge mistake attacking Yemen.  Yemen is the bleeding wound in the body of Suadia Arabia.  It will not bring down Saudias in year or 2 but 5-7years the Saudia will be in lot pain with the economy.  They writing some many cheques to bribe other Sunni countries that it is straining the primtive oil economy even with out Yemen.  Saudias started to borrow internaly through domestic bonds.  And I think floating international bonds as well, both conditions have become necessary to do so balance the interal budget.

 

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Russia vetoes UN resolution on extending Syria gas attacks probe

http://www.france24.com/en/20171024-russia-vetoes-un-resolution-extendin...

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Here's why...

Russia Vetoes UN Resolution on Extending Syria Chemical Probe

https://youtu.be/3d0aYj3XjUc

Idlib Chemical Incident: 'No One Asks For Antidotes'

https://sptnkne.ws/egrn

 

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Twitter bans ads from RT and Sputnik because of their effort to subvert the 2016 U.S. election.

https://twitter.com/search?q=%22Russia%20Today%20and%20Sputnik%22&src=tren&lang=en

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Continued here.

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Russia protests: Hundreds detained during unauthorised demonstration

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49218726

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Russia protests: Hundreds detained during unauthorised demonstration

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49218726

I guess it shows that Russia has become a real democracy, just like Canada.

Canadian police have arrested over 600 people in Toronto in a police crackdown on protests at the G20 summit. Riot police used batons, plastic bullets and tear gas for the first time in the city’s history. More than 19,000 security personnel were deployed in Toronto, and a nearly four-mile-long security wall was erected around the G20 summit site at the Toronto Convention Center. The security price tag for the summit is estimated at around $1 billion. Franklin Lopez of the Vancouver Media Co-op filed this report from the streets of Toronto. [includes rush transcript]

https://www.democracynow.org/2010/6/28/toronto_police_arrest_over_600_in

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'Brutal Arrests of Protesters in Russia' - Western Media

https://twitter.com/NinaByzantina/status/1155905075656691712

"Liberal protester in Russia takes a selfie on his way to a Siberian labour camp, staffed by bears..."

 

"The story that you won't read in the [western] press: There is almost no real ideological or political difference between Putin's neoliberal clan of oligarchs, bureaucrats and security goons - and the liberal opposition now protesting against Putin's rule - like Navalny and his people."

https://twitter.com/yashalevine/status/1157755374319144963

 

ACLU: Your Right to Protest

https://www.aclu-or.org/know-your-rights/your-right-protest

"[US] demonstrators who engage in civil disobedience - defined as non-violent unlawful action as a form of protest - are not protected under the First Amendment. People who engage in civil disobedience should be prepared to be arrested or fined as part of their protest activity. If you endanger others while protesting, you can be arrested. A protest that blocks vehicular or pedestrian traffic is illegal without a permit..."

PS: "Why isn't [NR or bbc] reporting on the brutal attacks against the people of France who are peacefully protesting? Week 37 of Gilets Jaunes and NOTHING from MSM." Only Russia/China protests matter it seems.

https://twitter.com/BeeAHoney_/status/1155669542661701634

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US Scrapping of INF Treaty Heightens Threat of Nuclear War

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/03/inft-a03.html

"Washington formally scrapped the intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty Friday, bringing the world a major step closer to nuclear war. CNN reported that the Pentagon will test within weeks a new cruise missile designed for ranges previously banned by the INF accord. The abrogation of the agreement is bound up with Washington's turn toward 'great power conflict' with Russia and China, in which US imperialism is seeking to leverage its military power as a means of containing Russia and countering the economic rise of China and its challenge to US global hegemony. The ripping up of the INF treaty is widely expected to be followed by the ending of the even more significant New START agreement.

The immense dangers posed by the Trump administration's abrogation of the INF Treaty and the significant step closer to nuclear war provoked no response from Trump's ostensible political rival, the Democratic Party. Having voted overwhelmingly  in both the House and Senate for a record $738 billion US military budget, the Democrats are fully committed to the march toward a nuclear conflagration..."

 

Russia's Deputy FM Sergey Ryabkov on INF Nuclear Treaty

https://youtu.be/H5xyVJnuIQE

"Washington pulled out of a long-standing arms-control treaty with Russia, sparking fears of another arms race..."

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Moscow To File Protests To US, Germany Over Interference in Russia's Politics - Diplomat

https://tass.com/politics/1071846

"According to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, the US embassy to Russia was involved in the unauthorized rallies held in Moscow on August 3..."

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