Those scary, scary Russians and their dastardly peace talks

Those darn Russians are aggressively threatening everyone.
Don't believe me? Just look at this Bloomberg article published today titled:
How NATO Is Preparing for the New Cold War
A huge military exercise in Norway signals the alliance’s pivot back to its original foe, Russia.

I guess Russian hackers aren't scary after all

Russian hackers are the greatest threat to our once great democracy. Or so we've been told. It's the primary reason behind the economic sanctions, our foreign policy, and Democratic konspiracy theories.
Since it is supposedly this important, and this hard to defend against, a collective, international effort is called for.

Spinout - the latest close call in Syria

Tuesday's Russian/Syrian/Israeli/French fracas drove home to me how absolutely powerless I am in the face of events. Of course I know that I have no control over what various militaries do half a world away. But, this event emphasized that I have absolutely no idea what just happened (and therefore I have no ability to protest).

Russia Hoax 2.0: The Erstwhile "Spies" Who Stumbled in From the Cold

On Wednesday at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in the Russian city of Vladivostok, during a panel event with Japan's Shinzo Abe and China's Xi Jinping the international audience was very surprised when President Vladimir Putin suddenly shared the latest developments in the Skripal poisoning case. "We know who they are, we have found them," Putin told the startled audience, referring to the two men named by UK authorities as suspects.

"They are civilians, of course," he added with a bemused look, explaining that they are not quite the notorious criminals the British politicians were hoping for. He then looked directly into the camera saying, "I want to address them [the suspects]... [I hope] they contact the media. I hope they appear and tell everything about themselves."

Tulsi Gabbard calls out administration protection of Al Qaeda


While President Trump & VP Pence give 9/11 speeches about how much they care about the victims of al-Qaeda’s attack on our country, they are simultaneously acting as protectors of AQ in Syria/Idlib, threatening Russia and Syria that if they attack al-Qaeda, we will punish them.