The Syrian civil war was always a proxy war between outside military powers, but this week the proxy element became much larger and much more dangerous.
For example, today are forces are rushing to the Syrian-Turkish border to try to stop our two allies from shooting each other.
Or maybe a well-supplied tornado shelter, given the weather that climate change has given us lately? Or ...?
The Russian leaders, who, unlike the Western liars, speak the truth, have said clearly that Russia will never again fight a war on her own territory. The Russians couldn’t put it more clearly. Provoke a war, and we will destroy you on your own territory.
We're dead, many of us. And probably very soon.
Again, as with a look at his 2013 interview about the problems with the no-fly zone and regime change ideas for Syria, I found Secretary Mattis' press conference today reassuring.
The Russian President announced that Russia will officially turn to the UN in the Hague for an investigation of the chemical weapons' use in Idlib. Moscow has dismissed suggestions that the Syrian government that it backs could be behind the attack in Idlib province.
Trump's missile strike hasn't made a lot of sense as something directed at Russia or Syria, minimally damaging as it was. Or as a message worth the blowback, to placate the neocons - they'll never be satisfied until we've annihilated ourselves.
So here's another interpretation, from Ilargi:
One airstrike does not make a war.
For instance, President Clinton bombed Iraq every week for eight years, but it took Bush to lead us into a disastrous war.
So are we going to war with the Assad regime? The rhetoric is unclear at this point, but it is alarming.
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There are open positions for Ambassadors to Russia beginning later this spring. You've been invited to apply and to help prevent a war that neither the people of Russia nor the people of the United States want.
CDC Health Alert
Due to a nationwide outbreak of Russian Agents hiding under America's beds the CDC has issued these guidelines.
1) Resist the urge to reach under your bed and grab him. Remember he's just as scared of you as you are of him. He'll likely try to bite you.
2) Talk in a calm voice. Preferably a Russian lullaby. Then draw him out with food.
3) Let him smell your hand before trying to pet him. Be gentle.
The key to the charge that the Russian government hacked the DNC server "to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency" has always been based on the findings of the private firm Crowdstrike.
Read any western news media outlet and you'll find the Baltic nations trembling in fear of the Russian Bear. For example:
Lithuania prepares for a feared Russian invasion
Latvians ready to defend their country in the underground if necessary
Some in the media are reporting that Trump handed Merkel a "bill" for 300 billion for U.S./NATO war and imperialism spending. The White House is saying that is not true but it doesn't matter, the narrative is out there and the people are swallowing it.
The first I had heard about this Montenegrin Coup was when Senator McCain accused Senator Paul of "working for Vladimir Putin.” Naturally the questions from Democrats and the news media was a) when did Paul become a traitor, and b) how high should we hang him?
No on asked the more obvious question: what Montenegrin Coup?
For the past year, instead of attacking Trump for real, concrete reasons of his horribleness, Democrats have gone off the deep end of crazy, irrational, konspiracy theories about Russia. Just visit any Democratic blog like DKos and witness the demands of faith in the unproven that is so absolute that voicing doubts can get you denounced for heresy and banned.
Nancy is like Medusa's emails: a gift that keeps on giving. Why do I pick on Nancy so much? Because she's there and so hard to resist. With prodding from Jake Tapper, of all people, NP remembers that yes indeed she did meet with Russians including the ambassador in 2010. But that was okay because other legislators did it too--so therefore it MUST be legal--because she said so.
and I just post it to support Lee Camp's Redacted Tonight Web Exclusive, because he did such a good job.
Pointing out that America has committed a crime that we are denouncing Russia for neither justifies the crime, nor make it go away. However, it does give it some perspective, and perspective is critical when nuclear weapons are involved.
Here's a story that should sound familiar to you.
with someone they thought was the Ukrainian prime minister. He wasn't. They got recorded.
The usual incredible hypocrisy! McCain was involved in the violent Kiev coup, along with the CIA and the rest of the neocons, so he knows that Russia wasn't involved - but it's a good excuse to agitate for war with Russia, yelling about Russian "provocations"!
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collaborator: someone who secretly helps an enemy or opponent, for example by giving them information
Bill Gates might have compared Trump to JFK last Dec. 2016, but it's idealistic thinking.
May I remind Mr. Gates that JFK wanted space cooperation with the Soviets in 1963, that was the original idea of the Apollo moon mission, but the rightwing denounced it immediately. They made it impossible. These are historical facts, no fake news here. Don't bother debating me on this if you don't have the facts in front of you.
Hi all. I took the time to read the "Unclassified version of intelligence report on Russian hacking during the 2016 election", so I'll give you my little report report. Let's begin.
My apologies, dear readers, for having duped you all, although unintentionally, about my allegations concerning an apparently mythical Russian Bear.
This lie has pissed me off about six times a day for the past three years. It's the worst form of Nazi-inspired, anti-communist, US propaganda. It is of the same calibre as the Nazi-style attempt to portray Russians as hacking the 2016 US elections — and deflect the blame from Hillary and the DNC who were warned they would lose if they tried to force this despised candidate on America.. So, I'm going to get it off my chest on the first work day of 2017.
After the US-orchestrated coup toppling the Ukrainian government, Neo Nazi leaders were installed to terrorize Russia. A World War II redux.
Eric Zuesse, the forensic historian and publisher of Washington's Blog, lays it out clearly. He, better than most, is able to articulate the Nazi doctrine that is being fully embraced by the US Deep State and a few of their most intimate allies.