US ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran is empowering Russia in Syria

Unable to sustain its Syrian campaign, Iran is rapidly losing ground to Russia. ALJAZEERA.COM The Syrian regime is suffering from the worst economic crisis since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution in 2011. The acute shortages of fuel, gas and electricity have frustrated even the staunchest loyalists who now publicly express their dissatisfaction against Bashar al-Assad's leadership. Ironically, this comes as the regime and its backers are claiming "victory" against the rebels in ...
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Second time in 2 days, Russian warplanes intercepted off coast of Alaska

KTUU.COM United States warplanes once again intercepted multiple Russian bombers and fighter jets off the coast of Alaska, making it twice in just two days that U.S. planes had such interactions with Russia so close to the state. KTUU first reported the incident on Monday, but according to officials, a similar intercept happened on Tuesday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD, confirmed the second incident occurred when two Russian bombers accompanied by two Su-3...
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John Bolton Flip Flops his Russia Stance after Putin Meeting

National security adviser John Bolton once said Russia's election interference was a "true act of war" against the US, and that a policy based on trusting Russia was "doomed to failure." BUSINESS INSIDER US national security adviser John Bolton once said that Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election was "an act of war" against the US and warned that the US could not trust Russia. On Wednesday, he told the Russian leader: "We are most appreciative of your courtesy and gracio...
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America’s Top Scientists Confirm: U.S. Goal Now Is To Conquer Russia

Eric Zuesse The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists published a study, on 1 March 2017, which opened: The US nuclear forces modernization program has been portrayed to the public as an effort to ensure the reliability and safety of warheads in the US nuclear arsenal, rather than to enhance their military capabilities. In reality, however, that program has implemented revolutionary new technologies that will vastly increase the targeting capability of the US ballistic missile arsenal. This increa...
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World War 3 May be Delayed, Not Canceled

I know that most of us here are concerned about World War 3. I want to comment on this as well as terms and meaning. For example, many say there will never be a WW3 because the elites are in bed together. This is not any evidence that there will be no deception or false flag to engineer events that will send men and women out to kill other men and women. They are already doing it in and to the middle east and their people. Why will the WEST be sparred from all violence and blow-back from...
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Russia says US stalling on Aleppo rebel pullout

MIDDLE EAST ONLINE Syrian regime forces were on the verge Tuesday of seizing a major rebel district of Aleppo as Moscow and Washington traded barbs over stalled efforts to end fighting in the battle-worn city. After retaking control of about two-thirds of east Aleppo in recent days, forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad were advancing Tuesday on the large residential district of Shaar. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, said if the district is retaken rebel force...
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New Yorker: The Propaganda about ‘Russian Propaganda’

NEW YORKER late October, I received an e-mail from “The PropOrNot Team,” which described itself as a “newly-formed independent team of computer scientists, statisticians, national security professionals, journalists and political activists, dedicated to identifying propaganda—particularly Russian propaganda targeting a U.S. audience.” PropOrNot said that it had identified two hundred Web sites that “qualify as Russian propaganda outlets.” The sites’ reach was wide—they are read by at least fift...
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Winter US war games on Norway-Russia border

CNN An American tank full of US Marines crashes through the silence of the sub-zero pine forest, far above the Arctic Circle, as unidentified drones hover overhead and yellow and green smoke fills the freezing air. The troops' target? A bunker up ahead, manned by Norwegian soldiers. Shots ring out as the Marines advance, crunching through the snow beneath gray winter skies. It's all role-play, of course -- the maneuvers are part of a training exercise, but one jarringly imbued with the ne...
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Russia urges US strikes on Fateh al-Sham

PRESS TV Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticized the US-led coalition’s refusal to conduct air raids in Syria on positions held by the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, calling on Washington to reverse its course. On Tuesday, Lavrov called on the coalition forces to consider the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham as a terror outfit, saying, "I have a very demanding task now - not to let this list (of terrorist organizations) be reduced.” "I have no ...
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US Air Force Bombers Conduct Joint Flights With South Korea, Japan

ABC NEWS Two U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers flew over South Korea near the border with North Korea today to reinforce the U.S. commitment to its regional ally after the North's latest nuclear test. The supersonic B-1 bombers took off from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam before conducting low-level flights in the vicinity of Osan Air Base near Seoul, just 75 miles from the border with North Korea. The bombers were accompanied by a Korean F-15K fighter aircraft, as well as a U.S. F-16 fighter ai...
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China, Russia Kick Off Major ‘Island-Seizing’ Drill In South China Sea

THE DAILY CALLER The Chinese and Russian militaries are training to seize islands and hunt down submarines in the South China Sea, in their largest joint operations drill yet. A Russian fleet arrived in Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China Monday for the start of the eight-day China-Russia “Joint Sea 2016” naval exercise, a series of war games which will take place in the South China Sea, reports the Xinhua News Agency. This year’s drill will focus on anti-submarine warfare and island-seizing op...
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Russia: US Won’t Talk about Missile Shield

RUSSIA TODAY Washington continues to shun talks on Moscow’s concerns over US missile defense plans, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said, adding that Russia’s proposals have been repeatedly left unanswered. “We were not able to convince them [the US] to continue dialog on this issue [about missile defense] and, as I see it, it is not the best time for such consultations now,” Antonov told journalists at an international conference called “Shangri-La dialog,” which address...
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Russian Defense Paper: NATO & US are a Threat

A new defence appraisal has named the USA as one of the threats to Russia's national security for the first time, signifying how much relations between Russia and the west have deteriorated in recent years. In the document, entitled 'About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation', it names the US and Nato as new threats to Russian security, due to the alliance trying to "retain [its] dominance in global affairs." According to Reuters, this is the first time that the US has ...
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Iran Ships Uranium to Russia under Nuclear Deal

Iran fulfilled a key commitment under its nuclear deal with the U.S. and other world powers on Monday when it shipped more than 25,000 pounds of low-enriched uranium to Russia. Secretary of State John Kerry praised the move in a statement that also briefly alluded to new disputes over the deal, which is expected to be fully implemented sometime in January. "This removal of all this enriched material out of Iran is a significant step toward Iran meeting its commitment to have no more than 300...
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The Bear Goes Shirtless for New Calendar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bdBmdo1AWQ A new Russian calendar now allows its buyers to have a shirtless Vladimir Putin hanging around their homes all year long. One of the photos of the "All Year With the President of Russia," on sale in bookshops across Russia, features a picture of a shirtless Putin fishing, reports The Daily Telegraph. Other images show him working out, wearing military attire, and signing autographs for children, but the leader also shows his softer side, points...
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