Editor’s note: This post is a developing story first reported by The Smoking Gun andRT. The author will be reaching out to Clinton’s and Blumenthal’s offices for comment and will update the post as necessary.
Confidential emails purportedly from former political adviser Sidney Blumenthal to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been hacked and widely distributed to politicians and news sources. Included in the hacker “Guccifer’s” distribution list are Russian news services such as Pravda, Moscow [...]
The 2012 U.S. presidential election presents a contrast to the 2008 election in terms of their perceptions by the Russian elite.
In 2008, then-PresidentDmitry Medvedevexpressed a desire to work with a ”modern” U.S. leader rather than one “whose eyes are turned back to the past.” He was referring to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. But influential Russian elites voiced their support for the Republican candidate, John McCain, despite McCain calling PresidentVladimir Putina KGB spy who has no soul and calling to expel Russia from the Group of Eight leading [...]
Is the DHS turning into KGB-lite?
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
In preparing to use surveillance drones for protests and “public safety,” the Department of Homeland Security is following Russia’s lead, where Vladimir Putin has approved a massive expansion of the technology specifically for the purpose of monitoring demonstrators.
As we reported last week in a story that has since gone viral, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano admitted that spy drones are [...]
Cyprus requests 5 billion euro loan from Moscow – Russia’s finance minister
One week. Literally. After last Friday morning, speculation that Germany had yielded to Mario Monti and would allow an unconditional and IMF-free rescue of Spain and Italy while the seniority of the ESM was eliminated, sending the Spanish 10 Year yield to under 6.2%, the same security is now back over 7%, as Finland and Holland (or half of [...]
(NEWSER) – To end the conflict in Syria, American and British officials are considering offering Bashar al-Assad safe passage to peace talks in Geneva and a chance to avoid being prosecuted for his regime’s crimes against civilians if he gives up power, according to the Guardian. “It is hard to see a negotiated solution in which one of the participants would be willing, voluntarily, to go off to the International Criminal Court,” [...]
Source: Moscow Times
A group of United Russia deputies wants to reinstate Soviet-era military training in high schools to promote patriotism and fondness for the armed forces.
During communist times, the program taught teens how to react to a nuclear or chemical attack, render first aid and field-strip an AK-47 assault rifle.
Duma Deputy Alexei Zhuravlyov is leading the proposal to reinstate the training. He is considered the right-hand man of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the military-industrial complex.
Zhuravlyov told Izvestia on Monday that the program should be implemented at least in the ninth grade [...]