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On 3/7/2018 at 4:32 PM, mr6666 said:

NBC NewsVerified account @NBCNews 1h1 hour ago

 

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, who were found unconscious in a British shopping mall over the weekend, are believed to have been poisoned with a nerve agent, according to police http://nbcnews.to/2Fwov4D

MSNBCVerified account @MSNBC 2h2 hours ago

BREAKING: British PM May: "The government has concluded that it is highly likely that Russia was responsible" for nerve agent attack on Russian ex-spy.

 

-again, no surprise here

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May:  "Should there be no credible response, we will conclude that this action amounts to an unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the United Kingdom."

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3 hours ago, mr6666 said:

MSNBCVerified account @MSNBC 2h2 hours ago

BREAKING: British PM May: "The government has concluded that it is highly likely that Russia was responsible" for nerve agent attack on Russian ex-spy.

 

-again, no surprise here

-_-

 

May:  "Should there be no credible response, we will conclude that this action amounts to an unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the United Kingdom."

NBC NewsVerified account @NBCNews 5m5 minutes ago

NEW: Sec. of State Tillerson said "Russia continues to be an irresponsible force of instability in the world, acting with open disregard for the sovereignty of other states and the life of their citizens" in statement on spy poisoning http://nbcnews.to/2FBXSIy 

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Friend of dead Putin critic was strangled, British police say

 

 

British police launched a murder investigation Friday after an autopsy revealed that a Russian exile who was critical of Vladimir Putin was strangled in his home.

Nikolay Glushkov, whose body was found Monday, died as a result of “compression to the neck,” London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement....

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/friend-dead-putin-critic-was-strangled-british-police-say-n857346

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3 hours ago, mr6666 said:

:lol:-_-

Matt OswaltVerified account @MattOswaltVA 2h2 hours ago

 
 

Vladimir Putin has won yet another term as Russian president after his opponent called him to concede the election in exchange for the antidote

I don't even know why Putin has elections when they're so clearly fraudulent. <_< He should just crown himself Tsar and get everything over with. :lol:  If his elections were fair Zyuganov would have been President quite a few times.

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https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/putin-nuclear-war-north-korea-kim-jong-un-donald-trump-crazy-world-status-quo-a8240756.html

As Putin has proven, political madness is the new status quo

We used to hope that politicians wouldn't be held back from pursuing their personal visions by unnecessary bureaucracy and shadowy forces. Now we pray that they are

Slavoj Zizek 

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Addressing members of the Russian parliament, Vladimir Putin said last week: “The missile's test launch and ground trials make it possible to create a brand new weapon, a strategic nuclear missile powered by a nuclear engine. The range is unlimited. It can manoeuvre for an unlimited period of time.

“No one in the world has anything similar,” he said to applause and concluded: “Russia still has the greatest nuclear potential in the world, but nobody listened to us. Listen to us now.”

Yes, we should listen to these words, but we should listen to them as to the words of a madman joining the duet of two other madmen.

Remember how, a little while ago, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump competed about buttons to trigger nuclear missiles that they have at their disposal, with Trump claiming his button is bigger than Kim’s? Now we got Putin joining this obscene competition – which is, we should never forget it, a competition about who can destroy us all more quickly and efficiently – with the claim that his is the biggest in turn.

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In December 2016, this inconsistency reached an almost unimaginable ridiculous peak: both Trump and Putin emphasised the chance for new more friendly relations between Russia and the US, and simultaneously asserted their full commitment to the arms race – as if peace among the superpowers can only be provided by a new Cold War. Alain Badiou wrote that the contours of the future war are already drawn: “The United States and their Western-Japanese clique on the one side, China and Russia on the other side, atomic arms everywhere. We cannot but recall Lenin’s statement: ‘Either revolution will prevent the war or the war will trigger revolution.’”

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20 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

“No one in the world has anything similar,” he said to applause and concluded: “Russia still has the greatest nuclear potential in the world, but nobody listened to us. Listen to us now.”

It is very questionable if these new weapons will function as advertised.  But the US failed to sign the deal that restricted the development of so called anti-nuke defense devices and the US is far ahead of the rest of the world as it relates to these devices.    

The new Russian weapons can't be stopped by these anti-nuke defense devices;  e.g. a cruise missile that travels over the South Pole to reach it's target or an underwater drone that can get to the coastline and then detonate a nuke.    If the US is the only one with such anti-nuke defense devices this changes the traditional mutual-destruction 'pack' that,  so far,  as prevented the use of nukes by any country. 

The bottom line being that the arms race is back on full bore between Russia and the USA.

 

 

 

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https://apnews.com/e207cfe1a84d4b1c99b031d6cc4ef653

Hundreds arrested in Russia amid anti-Putin protests

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as president protested Saturday in scores of cities across the country — and police responded by reportedly arresting more than 1,000 of them.

Among those arrested was protest organizer Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is Putin’s most prominent foe.

Police seized Navalny by the arms and legs and carried the thrashing activist from Moscow’s Pushkin Square, where thousands were gathered for an unauthorized protest.

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https://www.rs21.org.uk/2018/05/23/russia-antifascists-face-torture-and-state-repression/

Russia: antifascists face torture and state repression

In recent months, the Russian security agency, the FSB, has been abducting and torturing antifascists and anarchists. The FSB has then used forced confessions to fabricate a terrorist organisation called “The Network”. On Sunday 20 May 2018, 400 people attended a solidarity demonstration in St. Petersburg. Reports translated and abridged from rupression.com by Nick Evans.

 

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Placards with two of the antifascists arrested in Penza: Yulii Boyarshinov – Industrial Climber and Andrei Chernov – Programmer, Musician and Sportsman. Photo: rupression.comThere has been a lot of noise in the western media about the activities of the Russian security services abroad, but much less about the recent wave of repression directed at antifascists and anarchists living within Russia.

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NBC Nightly News with Lester HoltVerified account @NBCNightlyNews 10h10 hours ago

 

Detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago

came from a Russia-based military unit, according to an international team of investigators.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russian-military-unit-s-missile-downed-mh17-investigators-say-n876986

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Russia is responsible for the shooting down of Malasian passenger plane MH17-

Kremlin categorically denies accusations, blames Ukraine

"....the Netherlands and Australia have “asked Russia to enter into talks aimed at finding a solution that would do justice to the tremendous suffering and damage caused by the downing of MH17”.

The passenger flight was shot down over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew on board, including 28 Australians, as it flew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in July 2014. ............

"The Kremlin believes it can act with impunity. The Russian government must now answer for its actions in relation to the downing of MH17,” Mr Johnson said.

“This is an egregious example of the Kremlin’s disregard for innocent life. .....

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/flight-mh17-latest-russia-missile-malaysia-airlines-netherlands-australia-ukraine-a8368566.html

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44307611

Arkady Babchenko: Ukraine faked murder of journalist

Ukraine staged the murder of a Russian dissident journalist in Kiev on Tuesday in what it said was a sting operation to foil a Russian assassination plot.

Arkady Babchenko sent shock waves around the world when he arrived at a news conference on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after being reported dead.

Ukrainian security chief Vasyl Hrytsak said a sting had been set up to catch hitmen paid by Russian forces.

Russia described events in Kiev as an "anti-Russian provocation".

Ukrainian police say they made one arrest.

Babchenko's wife said on Tuesday she had found her husband at the entrance to their apartment block with bullet wounds in his back, and he was reported to have died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.

That story was widely reported by media around the world, until Wednesday's sudden and extraordinary development.

There were gasps and applause at the press conference in Kiev as Babchenko entered the room. He thanked the Ukrainian security services for saving his life and said he had had no choice but to take part in the sting.

"I did my job," he said. " I'm still alive."

"I have buried many friends and colleagues many times and I know the sickening feeling," he added. "I am sorry you had to experience it. But there was no other way."

Hours after the news broke, Babchenko tweeted to say he would "die at 96" after "dancing on Putin's grave", referring to the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.

Babchenko fled Russia in 2017 after writing a Facebook post (in Russian) about a crashed Tu-154 transport plane, which went into the Black Sea while carrying a Red Army choir to Syria.

He said this Facebook post, in which he described Russia as an "aggressor", had led to death threats and abuse from the Russian state.

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To assure Russian products are not cheap junk, must pass the Putin test.

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Next a pressure cooker. :lol:

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16 hours ago, hamradio said:

 

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Any time kinky old Vlad gets a chance to rub something against his nipples,

he takes it. Whatever floats your boat.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-norway-usa-russia/russia-vows-consequences-after-norway-invites-more-u-s-marines-idUSKBN1JA1UB

Russia vows consequences after Norway invites more U.S. Marines

OSLO (Reuters) - Russia vowed on Thursday to retaliate for a plan by Norway to more than double the number of U.S. Marines stationed there.

 

Oslo announced on Tuesday that it would ask the United States, its NATO ally, to send 700 Marines to train in Norway from 2019, against 330 at present, and said the additional troops would be based closer to the Russian border.

“This makes Norway less predictable and could cause growing tensions, triggering an arms race and destabilizing the situation in northern Europe,” the Russian Embassy said in a statement on its Facebook page.

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Sec. Mattis: "Putin seeks to shatter NATO.

He aims to diminish the appeal of the western democratic model and attempts to undermine America's moral authority,

his actions are designed not to challenge our arms at this point

but to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals"

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(no surprise) <_<

Britain Has a Russia Collusion Scandal Now. It Looks Exactly Like Trump’s.

 

"...... Both votes advanced Russian foreign policy goals — in the latter case, by splitting up the Western alliance. (Trump has energetically pursued this strategy, too.) Russia employed many of the same tools to influence both elections. It deployed social-media bots and trolls to spread its message. It recruited friendly candidates who gave voice to previously marginal Russophile positions. And, as the newly surfaced evidence suggests, it indirectly financed the campaign. ....

To believe that neither Trump nor Banks colluded directly with Russia in 2016 is to believe in an awful lot of strange coincidences.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/britains-russia-collusion-scandal-looks-just-like-trumps.html?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=s3&utm_campaign=sharebutton-b

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What the Kremlin did while Russians were watching the World Cup

The Russian authorities have used the World Cup as a useful distraction.

 

"...... this summer carnival in the streets of Russia's 11 World Cup host cities stands in sharp contrast with the political "winter" in which most of the population is living. But a lot of Russian citizens suffer from cognitive dissonance and don't want to see reality. There is nothing surprising about that. Bread and circuses have been an effective tool to pacify the public for millennia. ....

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/kremlin-russians-watching-world-cup-180624101121762.html

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