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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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Rev Pesky

The Death of Stalin

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

 

Rev Pesky

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.

SeekingAPolitic...

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

 

josh

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

MegB

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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kropotkin1951

NorthReport wrote:

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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UNGA 74th Session: Russian Federation - Minister for Foreign Affairs Addresses General Debate

https://youtu.be/BF_BC5KXp_U

FM Sergei Lavrov

 

FM Sergei Lavrov, UN Press Conference (27 Sept, 2019)

https://youtu.be/O-FMcVyMX_4

"Our view on international affairs..."

josh

Russian propaganda brought to you by NDPPrelecttrump.com 

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Russia has hidden the details of a handful of nuclear accidents since the 1950s — here's what we know about them

https://www.businessinsider.com/nuclear-accidents-russia-hid-details-2019-9

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josh wrote:

Russian propaganda brought to you by NDPPrelecttrump.com 

NDPP wrote:

LOL. 'We will bury you, sweetheart.'

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Interview: Nicolai Petro on 'Reading Russia Right'

https://consortiumnews.com/2019/10/23/interview-nicolai-petro-on-reading...

"Natylie Baldwin asks Nicolai N Petro about the current state of Russian democracy in the context of its media, justice system, leadership and western misperceptions."

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Russia Banned From Major Sporting Event For Four Years

https://on.rt.com/a6qc

"RUSADA was again declared non-compliant on Monday and will be suspended for a four-year period, meaning the Russian flag will not fly at the next two Olympic Games..."

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I feel for the Russian people who appear to be continually let down by their leaders, eh!

 

Georgette Mosbacher’s History Lesson

 

https://www.kimberleybulletin.com/opinion/gwynne-dyer-georgette-mosbachers-history-lesson/

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The Fog of War - Gorilla Radio Discusses the Russian Focus

http://johnhelmer.net/the-fog-of-war-gorilla-radio-discusses-the-russian...

"Political fog and fog of war are different. The first is a way of believing first, seeing afterwards. The second is what happens when the weapons of camouflage and deception combine with confusion and fear to make seeing clearly impossible. Follow last week's events as they happened in Damscus, Istanbul and Tehran. On January 7, President Vladimir Putin flew to Damascus..."

 

josh

Russians at it again.  Coming to the aid of their client.

The Ukrainian gas company at the centre of President Donald Trump's impeachment was successfully hacked by Russian military agents in November, a US cybersecurity firm has said.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51103556

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Putin Makes Annual State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly (and vid)

https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/1217372270441762817

 

Russian Government Resigns

https://tass.com/politics/1109047

"The Russian government has resigned, Prime Minister Medvedev announced. 'The prime minister thinks it right that the current government should step down in the wake of the presidential proposals to amend the constitution, Medvedev told President Vladimir Putin's meeting with the cabinet..."

 

Galloway on Russian Government Resignation

https://youtu.be/WhvC2fJTIME

"Broadcaster, author and veteran politician George Galloway on the government resignation and how it will change the political landscape in the country. 'It is not October, but it is Russian Revolution..."

josh

The leader of Russia’s pro-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, congratulated President Trump for his acquittal in the Senate and suggested that he and members of his party, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, visit Trump’s Florida estate to “raise glass to your success.”

 

“I congratulate you on your victory in the Senate and the failure of vile and false accusations against you,” Zhirinovsky tweeted. “Today you are the model leader of a huge modern state and the strongest president the US have ever had.”

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/482168-russian-politician-offers-for-political-party-to-fly-to-miami-to

josh

“The Russian government has stepped up efforts to inflame racial tensions in the United States as part of its bid to influence November’s presidential election, including trying to incite violence by white supremacist groups and to stoke anger among African-Americans,” thew New York Times reports.

“Russia’s lead intelligence agency, the S.V.R., has apparently gone beyond 2016 methods of interference, when operatives tried to stoke racial animosity by creating fake Black Lives Matter groups and spreading disinformation to depress black voter turnout. Now, Russia is also trying to influence white supremacist groups, the officials said; they gave few details, but one official said federal investigators are examining how at least one neo-Nazi organization with ties to Russia is funded.”

Sean in Ottawa

josh wrote:

“The Russian government has stepped up efforts to inflame racial tensions in the United States as part of its bid to influence November’s presidential election, including trying to incite violence by white supremacist groups and to stoke anger among African-Americans,” thew New York Times reports.

“Russia’s lead intelligence agency, the S.V.R., has apparently gone beyond 2016 methods of interference, when operatives tried to stoke racial animosity by creating fake Black Lives Matter groups and spreading disinformation to depress black voter turnout. Now, Russia is also trying to influence white supremacist groups, the officials said; they gave few details, but one official said federal investigators are examining how at least one neo-Nazi organization with ties to Russia is funded.”

So I am not one of those here who thinks it is impossible for Russia to want to see this happen. I am not one arguing that the Russians did not interfere in 2016.

I ask you why would they feel the need or want the risk to do it now? The US is doing it effectively to themselves. Could the Russians compete with the resources being spent in the US already to do this? Would they be able to make a dent?

Sean in Ottawa

more double post stuff.... only pressed once 

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"My favourite part of the New York Times joke of a story on Russia secretly controlling white supremacists and 'black extremists' in the US: Among the only pieces of evidence not sourced to anonymous spooks is an RT-oped lamenting the Simpson's elimination of Apu."

https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/1237416494184706048

'Russiagate? It's a joke. The whole world is laughing' - Chomsky

josh

Russian President Vladimir Putin could stay in power until 2036 after lawmakers on Tuesday voted in favor of a last-ditch proposal to reset the clock on the leader's presidential term count in an updated version of the constitution.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/10/europe/russia-constitution-putin-presidency-intl/index.html

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Premature Ejaculation is a Saudi Problem Not a Russian One

http://johnhelmer.net/premature-ejaculation-is-a-saudi-problem-not-a-rus...

"Russia is not the initiator of the war on the oil front which is now underway. What is true is that the war started with the US Government; its spetsnaz, the shale oil producers; and their offensive to capture maket-share from the traditional producers, the members of OPEC. Pressing this attack when oil demand started falling, as the coronavirus damaged the global economy, obliged the defenders to agree between themselves on tactics.

The Russians argued for holding the current position, and let the virus, the demand dynamic and the elapse of time damage the Americans. The Saudis argued for a break-out, a counter-offensive. Between lower risk defence in place, and a higher-risk sally, it's impossible to do both at the same time. Three things happened next..."

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Putin Addresses Nation as Moscow Lifts Final Phase of COVID-19 Lockdown

https://youtu.be/U0JrzchVgpU

"Russian President Vladimir Putin  delivers an address to the nation as the final phase of lockdown is being lifted in the capital."

 

Moscow Marks 75 Years Since Victory Over Nazis With Traditional Parade on Red Square (and vid)

https://on.rt.com/ak7r

"The traditional Victory Day parade, rescheduled from May 9 due to the coroonavirus pandemic, is taking place on Red Square in Moscow. The huge event features 13,000 troops, 234 military vehicles and 75 aircraft. The new date wasn't chosen at random, as the first Victory Parade was held in the same location on June 24, 1945. In memory of the occasion, state-of-the-art hardware as well as historic WWII uniforms and weapons are on display along the Kremlin walls. "

josh

Looks like we may have Putin to kick around for another 16 years.

 

His intentions became clear only hours before a vote in parliament, when legislator Valentina Tereshkova, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who was the first woman in space in 1963, proposed letting him run two more times. The amendments, which also emphasize the primacy of Russian law over international norms, outlaw same-sex marriages and mention “a belief in God” as a core value, were quickly passed by the Kremlin-controlled legislature.

https://www.financialexpress.com/world-news/russian-voters-agree-to-extend-vladimir-putins-rule-to-2036/2010627/

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josh wrote:

... “a belief in God” as a core value, were quickly passed by the Kremlin-controlled legislature.

NDPP wrote:

"Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law..."

Preamble: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Russia is so backward compared to Canada.

kropotkin1951

I remember the shit storm Svend faced for presenting a petition to parliament by some of his constituents to have god removed from the Constitution. He merely tabled it in the House as the MP of the petitioners and the Ottawa elite tried to run him out of town on a rail with the tar and feathers ready at hand.

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MSM Coverage of Vladimir Putin, Russia has Dollops of McCarthyite Hysteria! (Prof Richard Sakwa) (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/shows/going-underground/493745-putin-paradox-constitu...

"...We speak to Prof Richard Sakwa, author of 'The Putin Paradox'. He discusses Vladimir Putin's constitutional plebiscite, discusses the results of the vote being impressive for Putin, dangerous elements of the reforms, McCarthyite coverage of Russia and Putin over the allegations of Russia offering bounties for American soldiers to the Taliban in Afghanistan, Trump's victory in 2016, the journalistic bubble among Western commentators regarding Russia, the growing threat of nuclear conflict with Russia, Joe Biden threatening economic warfare if he wins, and more!"

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"The use of the Magnitsky hoax to UK's 'Sanctions Regime' is a sorry sign of the system's decay. Magnitsky (with Browder) was a subject in a financial crime, ECHR confirmed that, the people on the list are mostly there for investigating Browder. He's conned you or you're complicit."

https://twitter.com/antiputinismus/status/1280331909156032512

 

'Hey Remember that Whole Russian Bounty Thing about Putin Paying For the Scalps of US Soldiers?'

https://twitter.com/BenjaminNorton/status/1280246876802072276

"Another absurd Russiagate conspiracy, fed to 'journalists' by the CIA, which was quietly acknowledged to be bogus - but only after the damage was done and a Congressional Committee voted to make barriers to stop the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan."

China China China Russia Russia Russia.

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'They Want to Win': Nuclear Confrontation Becomes Liklier as US Races for Global Dominance, Russian FM Says

https://on.rt.com/alfy

"The US wants to regain global dominance and achieve victory in what they call a great power competition. FM Lavrov said Washington refuses the notion of 'strategic stability' and callis it 'strategic rivalry' instead. 'They want to win,' he added..."

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'Open Wide, Adolf!'

https://on.rt.com/aocc

"Daughter of Kremlin spokesman posts photo of HITLER'S TEETH on Instagram..."

Gosh. Looks like the Russians really did kill Hitler.

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US Military Presence in Poland Worsens Situation Near Russia's Western Borders - Diplomat

https://tass.com/politics/1190669

"...Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova added that NATO's claims that the military expansion is not of a significant nature is taken by the Russian side 'as an attempt to distort reality. 'We would like to point out once again that increasing the US military presence in Poland does not solve any security issues, on the contrary, it aggravates the difficult situation near Russia's Western borders, facilitating an escalation of tensions and increasing the risk of inadvertent incidents,' she said. 'We call on NATO member states to abandon their stance on confrontation with us and return to restraint in the spirit of the Russia-NATO Founding Act..."

There is an alarming increase in what seems like deliberate provocations by US forces or proxies in the faces of both Russia and China. This will only increase if/when Dems succeed Trump. Dangerous times, especially with a weak, collaborationist left.

josh

Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny is unconscious in hospital with suspected poisoning, his spokeswoman has said.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53844958

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'The Poisioning of Navalny is Putin's Attempt to Prevent Belarus Uprising in Russia': Atlantic Council

https://twitter.com/MarkSleboda/status/1296416917964623872

"OR the convenient 'poisoning' of the far right racist ultranationalist Navalny, beloved of the Western press in Moscow, is the West's attempt to distract Russia from the West's attempts to hijack protests in Belarus and perhaps even incite a 'Belarus like uprising' in Russia.

josh

Putin is not a far right nationalist?  Racist, I don't know.  But he's certainly anti-gay.

 

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