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3 big problems with plans to escalate in Syria

The hot new policy idea in Washington is the hottest old idea: direct US military intervention in Syria’s civil war.<p>In the past several months, the siege of the rebel-held eastern part of the city of Aleppo has dramatized the war’s terrible cost. In the last presidential debate, Hillary Clinton …

Russians Halt Search For Intelligent Life in Washington

A Russian research team which claimed to have detected signs of intelligent life in Washington has now discovered the life there not to be quite so …

Russia

The U.S. Propaganda Shams Now Openly Fail. CIA and State Department in Trouble | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The Obama administration, and especially the CIA and the State Department, seem to be in trouble. They shout everything they can against Russia and</i> …

Political Succession and “The Bush-Clinton Nexus”: Permanent Criminal State, “A Clinton White House Guarantees War with Russia” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>At a spring 2016 Republican debate attended by the Bushes, George H.W. “Poppy” Bush, looked directly at Donald Trump and gave him the “throat slit”</i> …

Syria: Attack on Aid Convoy Kills Twenty, Destroys Aid, And Obliterates US War Crimes in Support of ISIS-Daesh Terror Group? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>“The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally</i> <i>authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an</i></i> …

U.S. Coalition Intelligence “Operations Room” Inside Syria, Destroyed by Russian Missile Attack: Thirty Israeli, American, British, Turkish, Saudi, Qatari Intelligence Officials Killed, Report | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The US and its allies had established a Field Operations Room in the Aleppo region integrated by intelligence personnel.</i> <i>Until it was targeted by a</i> …

How Russia Ruined American Plans in Crimea - Fort Russ

March 19, 2016<p><i>Translated by Kristina Kharlova</i><p><i>Sanctions as revenge for Crimea: American plans that were ruined 2 years ago</i><p>Crimea is compared with an …

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The West's Gambit in Ukraine Has Been a Massive Failure

Can there have been any great international drama in which Western politicians have more completely stood reality on its head than the unending …

Russia

The People Who REALLY Founded ISIS

Guess what: It wasn’t Clinton, Obama—or even George W. Bush.<p>Donald Trump’s continuing charge that President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the “founders” of ISIS is as absurd as it is distasteful. It is consistent with Trump’s penchant for making points that play to the crowd rather than …

Middle East

Russian Military Options In Syria and The Ukraine

<i>This article was written for the Unz Review</i><p>The past two weeks have been rich in military developments directly affecting Russia:<p><b>Syria:</b><p>2) Russia will …

Commentary: The world's best cyber army doesn’t belong to Russia | Reuters

National attention is focused on Russian eavesdroppers’ possible targeting of U.S. presidential candidates and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Yet, leaked top-secret National Security Agency documents show that the Obama administration has long been involved in major bugging …

National Security

The Power of “Nyet”

The way things are supposed to work on this planet is like this: in the United States, the power structures (public and private) decide what they …

Russia

US Think Tanks Dream Up Russian Collapse, Aggression Despite the Facts

So it's time for US Think Tankland – as in CIA front Stratfor, among others – to renew their spin offensive, mixing “analyses” of imminent Russian …

“Hey Ukrainian Brothers! You Are Suffering? We Did Warn You…” - Russian Blogger

<i>This article is reprinted from Publikatsyi. Translated by Vladimir Gavryushin.</i><p><i>“This is an indignant article that will most likely offend the</i> …

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Sometimes the 'Conspiracy Theorists' Are Right

Were Ike to be issuing his warning from the White House today, conservative Republicans like Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) …

Russia

There's No Such Thing as 'Russia Sanctions', EU Sanctions Target EU Citizens

Restrictions EU passed following the crisis in Ukraine and Crimea invariably get billed "Russia sanctions", "sanctions on Russia" and "sanctions …

Russia

Ukraine Now Wants Russia to Resume Gas Deliveries

The Ukrainian government has formally requested Russia resume delivering natural gas for the first time since November 2015.<p>Ukraine and Russia have …

Russia

Obama Slams Door in Putin’s Face: Says If Putin Doesn’t Want Russia’s Retaliatory Forces Eliminated, He’ll Need to Be the One to Press the Nuclear Button First | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Actions speak louder than mere words, and U.S. President Barack Obama has now acted, not only spoken. His action is to refuse to discuss with Russian</i> …

West Doesn't Comprehend Putin Is the Last Chance for a Pro-Western Russia

The West tends to anticipate the eventual downfall of Vladimir Putin with certain exuberance and optimism due to expectations of a more ‘pro-Western’ …

Russia

Commentary: NATO uses missile defense to play catch-up with Russia | Reuters

Poland is about to host the largest multinational military exercises on its territory in more than a decade. The Anakonda-16 exercises, involving 25,000 troops from more than 20 countries, are intended to showcase the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s unity and speed one month before the …

Geopolitics

Everyone's Paying for America's War on Russia, Including America

US sanctions aren’t just hurting everyone including the US, they are accomplishing nothing. The US State Department’s Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty …

Russia

‘US working on behalf of Al-Nusra terrorists in Syria’

Al-Nusra terrorists Saturday launched a heavy artillery attack on residential areas of Aleppo. At least 40 people were killed and more than a hundred …

Having Saved Syria, Putin Now Looking to Do the Same to Libya

After imposing Moscow’s will on the situation in Syria, Putin is moving on to Libya. And this new proxy conflict he is waging with the West has many …

MEPs say Juncker’s Russia trip will ‘strengthen’ Putin

A group of MEPs from the center-right European People’s Party said Wednesday that Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker should reconsider a trip …

Russia

Bill would force Obama to admit to $1.7 billion ‘ransom payment’ to Iran

A bill aims to force the Obama administration to confirm within 60 days whether or not it gave a $1.7 billion “ransom payment” to Iran in January in …

Obama Administration

Poroshenko Pick of Ex-NATO Chief as Adviser Likely to Inflame Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Poroshenko announced he had appointed former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen as his non-staff …

Beware what you wish for: Russia is ready for war

So foreign ministers from the 28 NATO member-nations met in Brussels for a two-day summit, while mighty military power Montenegro was inducted as a …