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NorthReport

Ukraine: Are We Seeing a Lull Before the Russian Storm?​

http://www.eurasianet.org/node/82911

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Russia scandal creeps on: White House is badly compromised after Comey’s testimony

FBI Director James Comey confirms that Trump's campaign is under investigation as the White House flails and spins

http://www.salon.com/2017/03/20/russia-scandal-creeps-on-white-house-is-...

NorthReport

Police to examine 'Global Laundromat' money laundering allegations

Minister tells MPs FCA and police will look closely at Guardian reports that UK banks processed $740m from Russian operation

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/21/police-to-examine-global-l...

NorthReport

Russia accused of hindering UK money laundering investigations

Head of National Crime Agency unit says Russian officials will not say if money entering UK is from proceeds of crime

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/21/russia-accused-of-hinderin...

NorthReport

FBI Reportedly Looking At Breitbart, InfoWars As Part Of Russia Probe

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/fbi-probing-infowars-breitbart-russia

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NDPP

The Empire Files; Stephen Cohen on US-Russia Relations

https://youtu.be/BIKfOzX6gTk

"Leading scholar on US-Russia relations addresses the claim being trumpeted by politicians and media on both sides of the political spectrum that Russia is now the 'number one' threat to the United States. Dr Cohen tells host Abby Martin that the real alarming danger today is a new multi-front Cuban missile crisis."

josh

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests.

https://www.apnews.com/122ae0b5848345faa88108a03de40c5a/Manafort's-plan-to-'greatly-benefit-the-Putin-Government?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

 

NDPP

"Curious why new AP report on Manafort sanitizes/omits John McCain & Rick Davis relationships to oligarch Deripaska."  (or Hillary!)

https://twitter.com/MarkAmesExiled/status/844586956856180738

Democrats' Anti-Russia Hysteria Prepares the Ground For War

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/03/21/pers-m21.html

"The conflict between two criminal gangs is a war of liars: the lies of Trump vs the lies of the Democrats..."

josh
NorthReport

Russia faces prospect of social unrest

Putin has no reason to seek quick settlement of Northern Territories issue, says scholar Solovei

http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/Russia-faces-pro...

NDPP

Former Russian Lawmaker Shot Dead in Central Kiev (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/news/381997-voronenkov-kiev-shot-dead/

"The suspect is under police protection, he is being given priority medical assistance at a hospital,' Krishchenko told reporters. The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's office confirmed that the suspect has died, Tass reported. Police have established his identity, saying he was a Ukrainian national...'

NDPP

Will Washington Risk WW3 To Block an Emerging EU-Russia Superstate   -  by Mike Whitney

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/23/will-washington-risk-ww3-to-block...

"Washington is doing everything in its power to prevent Russia and Europe from merging into the world's biggest free trade zone that will be the center of global growth and prosperity for the next century.

Washington's relations with Russia will always be fractious because Russia poses a perennial threat to US ambitions to rule the world. 

Washington's war against Russia is becoming increasingly militarized..."

6079_Smith_W

Russia/EU Superstate? That's a funny one.

Did he ask the European leaders about that one, or did he just straw poll Marine le Pen, Frauke Petry, Gabor Vona, and Norbert Hofer when he dropped the cheques off?

 I am guessing he didn't ask the Finns, or the Poles, or anyone else who actually lives next door.

6079_Smith_W

And it looks like they made sure this one was dead. Don't want to risk tossing someone out a window and having them maybe survive.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/denis-voronenkov-putin-cr...

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kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

6079 Do you have any elaboration on who the "THEY" are that are responsible. Are you really trying to blame Putin for a mob style killing of a mob rat in the streets of Kiev? The article you linked had this to say. 

Quote:

After Voronenkov’s move to Ukraine, Russian investigators filed fraud charges against Voronenkov in connection with his business activities. 

Ukraine’s chief prosecutor, Yuriy Lutsenko, said Voronenkov was shot in the head, neck and stomach and died on the spot. 

Mr Lutsenko said the gunman carried a Ukrainian passport and had been sought by the authorities on fraud and money laundering charges. 

He said investigators were looking into Mr Voronenkov’s role in exposing a contraband ring in Russia which cost several senior security officers their jobs, and also his testimony on Mr Yanukovych as possible motives behind his killing. 

 

6079_Smith_W

Well we know it can't be anyone from Russia. After all, they have told his widow she is welcome to move back there, right?

 

NorthReport

Ah, it's his own fault for walking into those Russian bullets.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Ukraine’s chief prosecutor, Yuriy Lutsenko and I don't know who murdered him or why, unlike the people who know it is a Russian plot just because everything is these days.  Sad to see the level of tinfoil hat conspiracy theories that pass for discourse.  

NorthReport

Right on.

And Russia did not try to manipulate the US election either.

Nor did the Russians dope their Olympic athletes.

Nor did the Russians invade Crimea

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

It seems that you know better than the Ukranian authorities. Maybe you should try contacting them to tell them what happened. 

NorthReport

 

Five months, eight prominent Russians dead

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/24/europe/dead-russians/index.html

NorthReport

Not only does Russia want to be involved in US politics but in Canadian politics as well it appears.

'School of hate': Was Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland's grandfather a Nazi collaborator?

“There’s always an element of truth in Russian propaganda,” says David Marples, a professor of Russian and Ukrainian history at the University of Alberta. “It’s never an outright lie. But this is a sign that Russia has now interfered in our affairs. And it’s an ominous sign that they’ve delved so deeply into the background of a senior Canadian leader.”

And that’s particularly worrying in light of the way Putin’s propagandists were able to manipulate the news cycle of the last American election. 

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/paula-simons-school-of-hate-was...

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Chornobyl still casts long shadow 30 years after disaster

The accident resulted from a failed experiment on safety equipment, to see how long a spinning turbine would generate power during a shutdown, before emergency generators came into operation. April 25-26 was a holiday weekend. The plant’s director and chief engineer were absent so the deputy director conducted the experiment.

http://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/david-marples-chornobyl-st...

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Russia and the West: A century of subversion and suspicion

 

The notion of Russian subversion in the West had largely subsided at the end of the Cold War - until the US election.

Now each side perceives the other as actively engaged in such activities once again.

"I have no doubt that Vladimir Putin does indeed [incorrectly] believe that the US government - probably led by the CIA - is interested in somehow running covert action which would result in regime change in Moscow," argues Steve Hall, who ran the CIA's Russia operations until he retired in 2015.

"On the West's side, I think things are a little more concrete. The US intelligence community agrees there is evidence that the Russians were indeed involved in a multi-pronged influence operation."

Perceptions matter but so does evidence.

If Moscow can be proved to have run an operation with a decisive influence in the election, then it may well be regarded as the most far-reaching act of subversion ever seen.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39339679

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Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

Hey I heear 5 or 6 pro-western hacks were protesting stupid shit in Moscow and got beat up by the police. 

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Pogo Pogo's picture

I don't understand that anyone would be surprised that US wouldn't take an opportunity to mess with Russia and Russia would not take an opportunity to mess with the US.  I would be more surprised if they didn't.

 

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Any nation on the planet that does not acquiesce to US  Exceptionalism is a rogue totalitarian state run by a corrupt dictator who must be overthrown for the good of the people. After all think of the children being murdered in their incubators.  

NDPP

FM Lavrov Speech to Military Academy of the General Staff  (and vid)

http://thesaker.is/speech-of-lavrov-at-the-military-academy-of-the-gener...

"The greatest misfortunes in the past centuries almost always came to Russia from the West."

Doug Woodard
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Why the Russia Story Is a Minefield for Democrats and the Media

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/taibbi-russia-story-is-a-minefield-...

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Who is ‘Source D’? The man said to be behind the Trump-Russia dossier’s most salacious claim.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/who-is-source-d-the-man-said-to-...

NDPP

John Helmer CFUV Interview: Russia, Ukraine, Putin, Trudeau, Navalny, Freeland, NATO etc. (podcast @ 36:40) 

http://www.gorilla-radio.com/2017/03/30/gorilla-radio-chris-cook-matt-ei...

Russian Anger At Corruption is a Political Asset For President Vladimir Putin, Not For Critics Like Alex Navalny

http://johnhelmer.org/?p=17178

"Nationwide polling of Russians this month by the Levada Centre of Moscow reveals three things you can't read in the US and Canadian state media..."

NorthReport

Russophobia , eh!

Russia: The scandal Trump can't shake

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38966846

NDPP

More on BBC's "an oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin". And a Canadian connection...

John Helmer: Did Hillary Clinton Take Money From Russia Oligarch Oleg Deripaska For A Favor in the General Motors-Opel Deal?

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/09/john-helmer-did-hillary-clinton-t...

"There are significant disclosures on Clinton's involvement in Deripaska's bid to buy the Opel car works..."

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Babblers who are fans of Putin might be interested to know that he has now declared himself as a climate denier. Taking a position very similar to Trump and other Republicans, he says that the climate is changing, but human actions have nothing at all to do with it. How brilliant.

6079_Smith_W

Good find, Michael, though I think even our dear departed friend stopped short of outing himself as a Putin fan. Similarly,  there are no Trump supporters here, even if there are some calling out the deep state conspiracy against him.

The usual line is either that it is our job to criticize things in our own back yard, or that those on our side are arguably worse, therefore that is where our focus should be... and on Putin's opponents, who are clearly just the tools of our bad guys.

As your point illustrates, that doesn't really hold together when it is shown that those parties are two sides of the same coin. And if there are some who doubt the hacking and election interference story,  the money and power connections on the real issue - oil - should be a lot more obvious to anyone who isn't trying deliberately to look the other way.

 

NorthReport

Yup!

 

Trump will keep throwing out incoherent word salad tweets -- Unmasked! Wiretapp! Obama! FAKE NEWS! -- right until indictments are unsealed.

 

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  6h6 hours ago

John Schindler Retweeted Donald J. Trump

Chekism 101: When you are pushing disinformation (AKA deza AKA ), accuse the other side of doing it.

John Schindler added,

Donald J. TrumpVerified account @realDonaldTrump

It is the same Fake News Media that said there is "no path to victory for Trump" that is now pushing the phony Russia story. A total scam!

NorthReport

I think we all know what the highest level of government means.

Lawyer explains why Michael Flynn's immunity request changes everything

'Flynn's immunity request very strongly suggests there was a criminal conspiracy at the highest levels of government'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/legal-exper...

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NDPP

Best Russian FM regards to all the dupes and Russophobic fools..

'Press 3 For Election Interference'

http://globalnews.ca/3350438/russia-foreign-ministry-april-fools/

"To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponent, press 1. Press 2 to use the services of Russian hackers and 3 to request election interference."

 

NorthReport

French polling watchdog warns over Russian news agency's election report

Russian firm’s survey puts François Fillon in lead in presidential race, contradicting mainstream opinion polls

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/02/french-polling-watchdog-wa...

NorthReport

Putin Likes to Pretend 1917 Never Happened

How the Russian Revolution became taboo

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/04/russia-putin-r...

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French polling watchdog warns over Russian news agency's election report

Russian firm’s survey puts François Fillon in lead in presidential race, contradicting mainstream opinion polls

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/02/french-polling-watchdog-wa...

This after 78 consecutive polls have shown him in third place. 

NorthReport

Maybe Roger Stone, Trump's master of confusion and deceit, is involved.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Polling is such an exact science it has to be proof of Russian interference. After all there has never been a time when all the pollsters got it wrong.

"Monday's election results have some Albertans wondering about all those polls that suggested a much different outcome.

Polls had the Wildrose Party ahead for most of the Alberta election campaign, but it was the Progressive Conservatives who ended up with a comfortable majority win that underlined the wide discrepancy between the polls and the results.

The stunning win has raised questions about the reliability of polls, their ability to capture late shifts, their methodology and even their proliferation in the Alberta campaign."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/alberta-s-election-polls-miss-the...

"Donald Trump’s surprise victory poses the question: How did we get this thing this wrong? From the myriad polls and poll aggregators, to the vaunted oracles at Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight and the New York Times’s shiny forecasting interface, most serious predictors completely misjudged Trump’s chances of victory.

Though election night had the appearance of an unlikely come-from-behind victory by Trump, that narrative only exists because virtually all predictions—perhaps even from the Trump camp—started with the assumption that Trump was an underdog. "

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/11/what-went-wrong-pol...

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At least three dead in national roundup and detention of gay men in Chechnya

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/at-least-three-dead-in-national-roundup-...

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