Russia to Set up New Military Base in Deir Ezzur

FARS The Arabic-language al-Ahd news website quoted western media sources as reporting that Russia is to set up a new large military base in Deir Ezzur due to its reginal and international strategic importance. Al-Ahd added that the long distance between the Russia-run Humeimim airbase and Eastern or Central Syria and the superior capabilities and…

Very dangerous escalation in Syria

by Saker By now many of you must have heard the news: a Russian Lieutenant-General, Valery Asapov, and two Colonels have been killed in what appears to be a very precisely targeted mortar attack.  Just as in the case of the Russian military police unit recently attacked near Deir ez-Zor, the Russians are accusing the Americans of…

Kaspersky Web Security Software under Fire in US for Being Too Good

 Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolay Nikiforov said that the Russian web security software by Kaspersky Lab was described as a “threat” by the United States aithorities possibly because it “is too good in catching viruses”. “All those operational systems (iOs, Windows, Android) were produced in the United States. It is of no…

Quick, ditch the dollar: An economic lesson for China and Russia

by Paul Craig Roberts Institute for Political Economy   Is there anyone in Trump’s government who is not an imbecile? After years of endless military threats against Russia – remember CIA deputy director Mike Morell saying on TV (Charlie Rose show) that the US should start killing Russians to give them a message, and Army…

A case against mercenaries – war profiteering

by L. MICHAEL HAGER Counterpunch Opening the August 30 New York Times, I was surprised (and personally appalled) to find Erik Prince on the opinion page with his own by-lined article (“Contractors, Not Troops, Will Save Afghanistan”). While Prince is entitled to his opinion, it seemed to me his former role as head of Blackwater should have…

Vladimir Putin and Russia versus Zionist Fairytales

by Phil Butler New Eastern Outlook Did you read the latest news that Vladimir Putin is rich and evil? Oh, you don’t read anymore, more power to you. Fake news has it that the Russian president has a new “secret” holiday mansion worth untold millions. Furthermore, some of the stories tell of Putin being the…

The NYT’s Yellow Journalism on Russia

by Robert Parry Consortium News The New York Times’ descent into yellow journalism over Russia recalls the sensationalism of Hearst and Pulitzer leading to the Spanish-American War, but the risks to humanity are much greater now. Reading The New York Times these days is like getting a daily dose of the “Two Minutes Hate” as envisioned in George…

Facebook lays out its plan for censoring disagreeable content

Tyler Durden Zero Hedge Earlier this morning, Facebook Vice President of Media Partnerships shared a new blog post on the company’s website detailing precisely how they intend to censor content with which they happen to disagree. Apparently all content providers who share “clickbait or sensationalism, or post misinformation and false news” will be deemed ineligible to monetize…

Google isn’t merely EVIL; it has become a DANGER to freedom, liberty and democracy… Steve Cioccolanti issues urgent warning

by Mike Adams Natural News   In case you haven’t noticed all the censorship recently, Google has become a rampaging monster of Orwellian oppression, intimidation and unbridled power, crushing any voices who oppose its hegemony of internet supremacy. I was one of the first popular voices to warn that Google had become a danger to…

Kadyrov in Chechnya vs. Soros in Myanmar

by The Saker     A supra-national intergovernmental criminal organization called the Deep State runs a militarized intelligence agency called the CIA. They make money the way street thugs do. Only instead of ambushing individuals, they attack, ambush, rape, pillage and loot entire countries.  Their ambush operations against any doomed nation always camouflaged as the…

Russia deploys MiG-29SMT fighters to Syria – Deterring Israel?

by Alexander Mercouris The Duran   Russia air force deployment of advanced MiG fighter to Syria may precede its transfer to Syria’s air force The Russian Ministry of Defence has unexpectedly confirmed the deployment of MiG-29SMT fighters to Russia’s Khmeimim air base in north east Syria. The MiG-29SMT should not be confused with the new MiG-35, which has…

Facts vs hysteria: What you need to know about Zapad 2017 drills

RT   The joint Russia-Belarus Zapad 2017 military exercises have kicked off amid ongoing hysteria from western officials and media over their nature, numbers and purpose. RT sums up several facts you need to know to draw your own conclusions. Сегодня началось совместное стратегическое учение #Запад2017 вооруженных сил России и Белоруссии https://t.co/4ReRDy9AJ3 pic.twitter.com/mDeWyWREVO — Минобороны…

Kaspersky Lab to prove that US accusations of its ‘Russian intelligence ties’ are baseless

RT   Kaspersky Lab, the Russian-based multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider has expressed confidence that “further investigations” will show that all accusations concerning its alleged links to Russian state agencies are “baseless.” The Moscow-based world leading cybersecurity company’s response came after the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ordered all government agencies to “develop plans…

RAND PAUL PROPOSES DEFENSE BILL AMENDMENT TO REPEAL WAR POWERS

source DISOBEDIENT MEDIA The U.S. Senate will hold a vote on an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) tomorrow. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) presented an amendment seeking to sunset the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF). This will be the first time the Senate has held a vote regarding…