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Trump attacks Assad, enemy of ISIS

Question: If Syria, a sovereign nation, attempts to blow up and kill the commander in chief of the army that just attacked them, are they terrorists?

I thought that we were sending troops into Syria to kill ISIS

But anything we do to degrade Assad’s air power aids ISIS

Assad was on the losing end until the Ruskies came in with air power and let him regain tons of territory and airfields

Now Trump is being praised by the warhawks, the Democrats, the Germans and even the French

Is this JEB that we elected?

Or did Trump just attack a sovereign nation not to look too cozy with Putin?

Either way, it is a 180 from anything he said in the past

And it does not bode well

 

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It always is….

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The left is afraid that Trump won’t be tough enough on Putin

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Enough said

US sends special forces to RUSSIAN BORDER as NATO is poised to strike back against Vladimir Putin’s ‘aggression’

Russia is reportedly deploying nuke-ready missiles in the province of Kaliningrad which borders Lithuania

Tensions between Washington and the Kremlin have reached Cold War levels amid reports Vladimir Putin is deploying nuke-ready missiles in the Russian province of Kaliningrad – which borders Poland, Belarus and Lithuania.

And Lithuanian Defence Ministry spokeswoman Asta Galdikaite confirmed America has offered additional military support following Russia invasion of Crimea.

She said: “The United States was the first to offer additional safety assurance measures to the Baltic countries following the deterioration of the security situation in the region after the annexation of the Crimea”.

She added: “US Special Operations Forces presence in Lithuania is one of the deterrents” against military threats by Putin’s aggressive regime, reports the Express.

Speaking with the NYT, US military chief Gen. Raymond T. Thomas revealed that America has a ‘persistent’ presence in the Baltic states bordering Russia.

He added that many former Eastern Bloc countries are “scared to death” of Russia and that the vulnerable states are “desperate” for America’s leadership.

The US and its NATO allies will send battalions of up to 1,200 to each of the three Baltic states – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – and Poland by spring this year, reports the NYT.

Lithuania’s foreign minister Linas Linkevicius confirmed Russia’s military activity in Kaliningrad is terrifying the region.

He said: “Iskander missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads have been deployed.There are S-400 missiles and modernised jets.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2531054/america-special-forces-russian-border-lithuania-obama-putin/

Poor little Weiner

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Truly epic

More awesomeness here, Via WRSA here:https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2016/10/30/epic-agitprop/

Putin suspends nuclear pact

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By Dmitry Solovyov and Christian Lowe | MOSCOW

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended a treaty with Washington on cleaning up weapons-grade plutonium, signaling he is willing to use nuclear disarmament as a new bargaining chip in disputes with the United States over Ukraine and Syria.

Starting in the last years of the Cold War, Russia and the United States signed a series of accords to reduce the size of their nuclear arsenals, agreements that have so far survived intact despite a souring of U.S.-Russian relations under Putin.

But on Monday, Putin issued a decree suspending an agreement, concluded in 2000, which bound the two sides to dispose of surplus plutonium originally intended for use in nuclear weapons.

The Kremlin said it was taking that action in response to unfriendly acts by Washington. It made the announcement shortly before Washington said it was suspending talks with Russia on trying to end the violence in Syria.

The plutonium accord is not the cornerstone of post-Cold War U.S.-Russia disarmament, and the practical implications from the suspension will be limited. But the suspension, and the linkage to disagreements on other issues, carries powerful symbolism.

“Putin’s decree could signal that other nuclear disarmament cooperation deals between the United States and Russia are at risk of being undermined,” Stratfor, a U.S.-based consultancy, said in a commentary.

“The decision is likely an attempt to convey to Washington the price of cutting off dialogue on Syria and other issues.”

U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement on Monday that bilateral contacts with Moscow over Syria were being suspended. Kirby said Russia had failed to live up to its commitments under a ceasefire agreement.

Western diplomats say an end to the Syria talks leaves Moscow free to pursue its military operation in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but without a way to disentangle itself from a conflict which shows no sign of ending.

Russia and the United States are also at loggerheads over Ukraine. Washington, along with Europe, imposed sanctions on Russia after it annexed Ukraine’s Crimea region in 2014 and backed pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine.

 

LIST OF GRIEVANCES

Putin submitted a draft law to parliament setting out under what conditions work under the plutonium accord could be resumed. Those conditions were a laundry list of Russian grievances towards the United States.

They included Washington lifting the sanctions imposed on Russia over Ukraine, paying compensation to Moscow for the sanctions, and reducing the U.S. military presence in NATO member state in eastern Europe to the levels they were 16 years ago.

 

“The Obama administration has done everything in its power to destroy the atmosphere of trust which could have encouraged cooperation,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on the treaty’s suspension.

From Rueters: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-usa-nuclear-idUSKCN1230YN

And while this frikkin’ idiot campaigns for Hillary her supporters are chanting “4 more years!”

 

Ukraine: It’s not just another war! — Euromaidan Press

The Donbas war marks a turning point in Russian and modern European history. In a recent post, a long-standing friend of Ukraine, Arkadiy Babchenko, made a final diagnosis of Russian society, pointing out that even some members of Russia’s liberal intelligentsia do not understand what the invasion of the Donbas means for their country. “Quite…

via Ukraine: It’s not just another war! — Euromaidan Press

Russia warns of ‘new world war’

“Russia warned of “a new world war” starting in Syria on Thursday after a dramatic day in which Gulf states threatened to send in ground forces.

Foreign and defence ministers of the leading international states backing different factions in the war-torn country met in separate meetings in Munich and Brussels following the collapse of the latest round of peace talks.

Both Russia and the United States demanded ceasefires in the long-running civil war so that the fight could be concentrated against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) – but each on their own, conflicting terms.”

“But the Gulf states, led by Saudi Arabia, staged their own intervention, saying they were committed to sending ground troops to the country. Their favoured rebel groups have been pulverised by Russian air raids and driven back on the ground by Iranian-supplied pro-regime troops. ”

“They said their declared target was Isil. But the presence of troops from Gulf states which have funded the Syrian rebels would be taken as a hostile act by the Assad regime and its backers, and a sign that they were committed to staking their claim to a say in the final Syrian settlement.

Russia issued a stark warning of the potential consequences. “The Americans and our Arab partners must think well: do they want a permanent war?”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/12153112/Russia-warns-of-new-world-war-starting-in-Syria.html

We are not already in a world war ?

Here is a list from 2012 of Muslim insugencies

Bear in mind that the list is considerably larger now, but I am on a time budget and couldn’t find a current comprehensive one

Syria
Mali
Yemen
Somalia
Iraq
Pakistan
Southern Philippines
Sudan
Kenya
Uganda
Algeria
Egypt
Iran
Israel/Palestine
Southern Thailand
West Turkestan
Chechnya
Ingushetia
Uzbekistan
Krygystan
Indonesia
Kurdistan/Turkey
Northern India

The only difference now is that Russia is starting to participate

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I know that as of 2015 almost everyone of those green shaded areas had insurgencies going on.
Some that I know offhand that are not on the list are Indonesia, Central African republic, Cameroon,Chad,Nigeria and Spain.
Does that sound like a world war to you?
The fuse is already lit on World war III
The only question left is how big the explosion is going to be

Now we’ve stepped in it: Turkey shoots down Russian fighter jet

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“The Turkish military has reportedly shot down a Russian military aircraft on the border with Syria.

Russia’s defence ministry said an Su-24 had crashed on Syrian territory after being hit by fire from the ground.

But Turkish military officials said Turkish F-16s had shot down the plane after repeatedly warning its two crew they were violating Turkish airspace.

The crew ejected before the jet crashed in Latakia province, but Syrian rebels said at least one was dead.”

“Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described the incident as “very serious”, but cautioned that it was too early to draw conclusions.

The Nato military alliance, to which Turkey belongs, said it was following the situation “closely” and was in contact with the Turkish authorities. There will be an “informational meeting” of ambassadors in Brussels at 16:00 GMT.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34907983

OOPS!

Sorry Vlad

You shouldn’t have been egging Turkey on

Wait a minute……

Wasn’t Turkey at the heart of the entire Cuban missile crisis?

Hmmm….

Those Ruskies couldn’t hold a grudge that long could they?

Well I am not worried

We have the worlds best community organizer at the helm

Followed up by the “Accidental diplomat”

Maybe old Lurch can accidently get Russia to solve this one too

Happy Tuesday everyone

Leading from behind

Fearless  Feckless leader to play brinkmanship with Putin in Syria

“Washington (CNN)Russia’s power play in Syria left the Obama administration scrambling Wednesday, with the U.S. sending mixed messages on Moscow’s uncoordinated airstrikes in the civil war-torn nation.

The White House downplayed Russia’s decision to launch the strikes without coordinating with the United States, and the State Department said ahead of the strikes that Russian involvement in Syria could be an opportunity. But the Pentagon slammed the move and suggested Moscow’s backing for close ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad — who appears to be losing his grip on power — will only inflame the war there and could set back the effort to drive out ISIS.”

“Russia gave the United States just one hour heads-up that it would be launching airstrikes in the western Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday morning and told U.S. aircraft — there to battle ISIS — that they needed to leave Syrian airspace.

The United States declined to do so, but having both air forces operating in the country raises the specter of military mishaps between the two powers. The United States had anticipated holding conversations with the Russian military on “deconfliction,” so that there wouldn’t be inadvertent overlap, but that expectation wasn’t met — though it appears military-to-military talks will be held as soon as Thursday.”

http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/30/politics/vladimir-putin-airstrikes-syria-isis-obama/

You know it would actually be funny if the hapless idiot weren’t the leader of our nation

We have sunk so low that this moron was actually re-elected

That doesn’t say a whole lot about the electorate at large and their decision making process

Makes me wonder sometimes what might even be worth fighting for

Russian rocket fail- S300 falls out of the sky

I am pretty sure I just learned how to say “Holy shit, run!” in Russian

Putin speaks

http://rt.com/news/215523-crisis-payment-bear-chain/

“Putin used the vivid metaphor of a “chained bear” during his annual Q&A session with the media in Moscow in response to a question about whether he believed that the troubles of the Russian economy were payback for the reunification with Crimea.

“It’s not payback for Crimea. It’s the cost of our natural desire to preserve Russia as a nation, a civilization and a state,”Putin said.

The president said that even if “the Russian bear” started “sitting tight… and eating berries and honey,” this would not stop pressure being applied against the country.

“They won’t leave us alone. They will always seek to chain us. And once we are chain, they’ll rip out our teeth and claws. Our nuclear deterrence, speaking in present-day terms,” Putin said.

Just like WWII he is setting the stage. I think Putin is about to make a move and dare us to stop him.

Beware: Putin, the wounded animal

“Vladimir Putin is not a good man and not a good leader.

There, I said it … and the U.S. government basically began saying that eight months ago, when it joined with other Western nations in imposing a series of economic sanctions on Putin’s Russia.

The sanctions hurt Russia a bit, but now oil’s freefall is causing the ruble to crash and slamming that nation with a guaranteed recession or even depression.

Read MoreThe collapse of Russia in 3 charts

This would be something worthy of extreme vigilance for the U.S. government and investors alike even if Russia were a true democracy governed by at least semi-responsible leaders.

But it’s worse. Much worse.

Vladimir Putin has always been a lot more like a petty Latin American dictator than a statesman. Think about it: He made his bones in the secret police, consolidated his power with a ring of super wealthy backers, and he claps political opponents in jail at a moment’s notice.

Read MoreRetail platform FXCM halts ruble trade

In short, Putin is like a Augusto Pinochet or a Juan Perón … but with much more steely resolve, a massive military, and nuclear bombs.

But even with Putin’s extremely visible and frightening track record before us, it’s clear the Obama administration and even the investment community is still not prepared for the extent of the damage the Russian leader can unleash on his own people, on his neighbors, and on the U.S. financial markets.

There is nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal. Vladimir Putin is wounded — and he’s not known for holding back.

His entire adventure in Ukraine this year is example of just how destructive and unpredictable Putin can be, and that all happened when oil was still trading at $100 a barrel.

Read MoreRussia says it will react if US imposes new sanctions

So what could he do now?

For all we know, Putin has already done a lot of the following things, but here’s just a partial list:

1. Launch another attack on Ukraine or another neighboring nation

2. Cut off energy supplies to the rest of Europe

3. Launch an all-out cyber war on Western and U.S. companies and government agencies

4. Nationalize foreign-owned or -controlled businesses inside Russia

The question is: do the White House and NATO realize the situation? Does Wall Street?

Despite some political bluster from President Obama after the hostilities began in last spring, I still think we’re dealing with an administration that thinks that light sanctions and negotiations will be enough to keep things from getting out of hand. Remember, this is still the president who told Putin’s top lieutenant back in early 2012 that he’d have “more flexibility” to deal with Russia “after my re-election.” He’s also still the president who mocked Mitt Romney during the election for saying Russia was a serious foreign-policy threat. And while John Kerry is now at the helm, this is still the same State Department that thought then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pressing a make believe “reset button” was a good — and appropriate — response to a tyrant like Putin.

The Obama team’s lack of vigilance has almost been matched by Wall Street’s. Most of the discussions about Russia’s ability to drag our markets down centered around the Ukraine crisis earlier this year, with little talk about the overall stability of the nation and Kremlin itself. Only people like Hermitage Capital CEO Bill Browder took the appropriate tone when he started sounding the alarm bells in 2006 about Putin’s corrupt government and accomplices in the domestic Russian business world.

I’m still not sure that enough people in Washington and on Wall Street have yet grasped this reality: Romney was right. Browder was right. There is almost nothing Putin hasn’t already done to stay in power already.

Just imagine what he’ll do now that he’s been poked with a very sharp stick.”

Russia Defends Ruble With Biggest Rate Rise Since 1998

“Russia took its biggest step yet to shore up the ruble and defuse the currency crisis threatening its stricken economy.

In a surprise announcement just before 1 a.m. in Moscow, the Russian central bank said it would raise its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent, effective today. The move was the largest single increase since 1998, when Russian rates soared past 100 percent and the government defaulted on debt.

The ruble lost 2.5 percent to 66.0985 against the dollar as of 12:53 p.m., reversing an early gain prompted by the news.

The announcement, as well as its timing, underscored the financial straits in which Russia now finds itself. If sustained, the new higher rates would squeeze an economy that is already being hurt by sanctions led by the U.S. and European Union, and by a collapse in oil prices. Some analysts said they doubted the economy could withstand such high rates for long.”
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-15/russia-increases-key-interest-rate-to-17-to-stem-ruble-decline.html

Think Putin is going down without a fight? I don’t. Right now they are forcing the Russian bear into a corner.If the collective oil producers keep oil low for a long enough time they will leave Putin few options. Hard choices:Let your economy collapse or start pillaging foreign treasuries.
A man pushed to empire by events. What’s a Hun to do?
At this point I think we should just spare all of the bloodshed. We should have the champions meet on the field of battle and settle the score.
We can send Dear Leader out on a girls bike, wearing mom jeans and clutching a handful of healthy recipes to vanquish the blood thirsty half Hun. To the victor the spoils!!
What say you, comrades of New Russia west?

Secret call recorded between Putin and Obama

Choom: Vlad, you’re really bringing my buzz down. We really need to talk about this. You have totally busted my buzz with this Crimea thing.

Vlad: Let me call you back, I just speared a shark and don’t want to drop my phone

Choom: Wait! Don’t hang up, I have everyone all over my ass to do something. Even Michelle is pissed off because I look like such a fool. Why don’t we get together for a smoke? Talk about this like men.

Vlad: (uproarious laughter drowned out by the sound of outboard engine powering through a wave)

Choom: What? I didn’t quite catch that (Sound of deep inhaling) Yo’ how ’bout it, got time for a smoke?

Choom: Vlad? Vlad? Hey dude can you hear?

Vlad: Dave’s not home.

Choom: Vlad? Vlad? Dude? Don’t hang up!

Choom: Crap. (Sound of deep inhaling)

Ukraine PM:Crimea enters military phase

http://www.unian.info/politics/897929-russian-ukrainian-conflict-goes-from-political-stage-to-military-stage-through-russias-fault-yatsenyuk.html

Let’s see if the west paints itself in a corner trying to corner the Russian bear.

Russia invades Ukraine:Obama threatens Israel

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-03-02/obama-to-israel-time-is-running-out

With tensions at their highest since the cold war due to Russia’s invasion of Crimea, Obama takes a time out to punch Israel in the face. Although Obama is afraid of  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu killing him in hand to hand combat, he is much more afraid of being trampled under the hooves of the the half Hun warlord of Russia.   Obama’s newly formed big gay army isn’t up to the task yet of overcoming the terrible resolve of the Cossack hordes. Instead he has taken the time to beat up the sick skinny kid from down the street.   Thinking about that incredible POS POTUS is one hell of a way to start a Monday. Did I forget to tell you what I really think about him? Maybe later

Russia contemplates military annexation of Ukraine after the olympics

Andrey Illarionov, Political scientist and former adviser to Vladimir Putin

“Ukraine is a failed state, and the historic chance for reunification of all the Russian lands can be lost in the next couple of weeks, so we mustn’t put off the solution to the Ukrainian Question.”

Putin knows that he has free rein to do as he pleases. Who is going to stop him the EU? Their financial system is crumbling as we speak. Obama?

Yeah right, I am sure that Vlad is trembling in his boots. The most impotent and incompetent leader that our country has ever had, surely has put the fear of God in those commie bastards.

An ascendent Russia has a now or never chance to re-assert it’s power and recapture it’s sphere of influence. Don’t think that Putin has given up the idea of Russia as an empire. The Russians will not be satisfied until they are a world power again.

Maybe Obama will send hordes of troops waving rainbow flags in to stop the Russian menace from spreading across Europe.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/02/06/7-Feb-14-World-View-Russia-contemplates-Ukraine-military-action-after-Sochi