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Heather Nauert condemns Russia’s ‘callous disinformation campaign’


by Joel Gehrke  | May 25, 2018 11:21 AM Russian officials are conducting a “callous disinformation campaign” to obscure their role in the violence in Ukraine, according to the State Department’s top spokesperson. Russia has long denied any involvement in the conflict, but the diplomatic clash with the United States was rekindled after international investigators this… Continue reading Heather Nauert condemns Russia’s ‘callous disinformation campaign’

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Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (78)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> The Russian play around both the Yulia Skripal interview and MH17 appears to be yet again centered in sowing doubt and spreading conspiracy theories – with the aid of the less clueful in the Western media. Tsipko again articulates some uncomfortable ground truths about Russia – and… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (78)

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Salisbury CW Attack / Syrian CW Attack / Israel vs. Iran Ad Hoc Update (77)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Not a happy day in the media for Russia’s propagandists. The Yulia Skripal Reuters interview, the Dutch JIT public brief fingering the Kursk 53rd AD Bde of the PVO-SV for the destruction of MH17, and POTUS pulling the plug on the Singapore meeting with the DPRK has… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syrian CW Attack / Israel vs. Iran Ad Hoc Update (77)

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The Risks of Creating A Fully Professional Army in Russia


This is Kirill Shamiev’s perspective. In my opinion, he does not give justification or evidence for his conclusion. I include it here for your situational awareness into possible sea-changes in Russia. Kirill includes one major point the US indirectly addressed with the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. Despite the existence of professionalized, volunteer-based military units, conscription… Continue reading The Risks of Creating A Fully Professional Army in Russia

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Russia’s Knee-Jerk Reaction To Report Damning Russia – Propaganda


Today, the Joint Investigative Team (JIT), comprising authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Ukraine, made the announcement at a press conference on May 24 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, released a report Investigators: Buk Missile From Russian Antiaircraft Brigade Downed MH17.  The report names the 53rd Antiaircraft Missile Brigade based in Kursk in Russia as having… Continue reading Russia’s Knee-Jerk Reaction To Report Damning Russia – Propaganda

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The U.S. Casts a Suspicious Eye on Nord Stream 2


From Stratfor Highlights Germany views Nord Stream 2 as a commercial project, but it will have little choice but to heed the political consequences and realities of the Russian natural gas pipeline, especially now that the United States has become involved. Russia’s Gazprom will seek to diversify away from Ukraine as a former strategic strength… Continue reading The U.S. Casts a Suspicious Eye on Nord Stream 2

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Event: Dismantling Russian Transnational Crime Organizations: A Conversation with José Grinda Gonzalez


The 2018 U.S. National Security Strategy warns that transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) “weaken our allies and partners [by] corrupting and undermining democratic institutions” and that “some state adversaries use TCOs as instruments of national power.” No authoritarian regime has exported corruption and criminality with greater impact than Vladimir Putin’s “mafia state.” TCOs linked to senior Russian political and business… Continue reading Event: Dismantling Russian Transnational Crime Organizations: A Conversation with José Grinda Gonzalez