Russia stood by Iran in showdown with US

27 January 2020 — Indian Punchline

By M.K. Bhadrakumar

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches Black Sea navy exercise from Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser, Jan. 9, 2020.

The US President Donald Trump first said there were ‘no casualties’ in the Iranian missile attack on the Ain al-Asad military airbase in Iraq on January 8. “We suffered no casualties, all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases,” Trump had said.

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Disinformation of Disinformation: The Russian caper

22 January 2020 — Counter Currents

The public demands the truth and is willing to accept dishonest exaggerations.

Despite its polarizing effect, which has disturbed the political process and crippled relations between the major political Parties, the story of Russian Interference in the 2016 United States (US) presidential election has no end in discussion and no room for contradiction in the United States. It has achieved a life of its own, and grown to becoming a convenient method for rationalizing the Democratic defeat, for proving Democratic credentials, and for bashing Russia.

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Russians are coming — to the Indian Ocean

20 January 2020 — Indian Punchline

The 500-ft guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (file photo) was involved in an incident with a Russian navy ship in “northern Arabian Sea” on January 9, 2020.

The Cold-War hypothesis that the Soviet Union was hoping to “wet its toes” in the Indian Ocean was in reality an extension of the geopolitical construct known as the “Anglo-Russian Question” that was written about by Lord Curzon, onetime viceroy of British India (1899-1905). We now know that the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan was due to force of circumstances rather than as strategy.

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Battle of the Ages to stop Eurasian integration

16 January 2020 — Asia Times

Battle of the Ages to stop Eurasian integration

Iranian seamen salute the Russian Navy frigate Yaroslav Mudry while moored at Chabahar on the Gulf of Oman during Iran-Russia-China joint naval drills. The photo was provided by the Iranian Army office on December 27, 2019. Photo: AFP / HO / Iranian Army office

Coming decade could see the US take on Russia, China and Iran over the New Silk Road connection

By Pepe Escobar

The Raging Twenties started with a bang with the targeted assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani.

Establishment Pundits Go Nuts Over New Russian Hacking Conspiracy

14 January 2020 — Caitlin Johnson

The New York Times reports that GRU operatives launched a successful “phishing attack” on the Ukrainian gas company at the heart of scandalous allegations about Joe Biden, and establishment pundits are falling all over themselves to tweet the hottest take on this exciting new Russia conspiracy.

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Violent Death Of Journalist – Blamed On Russia – Was Assault By Ukrainian Fascists

14 December 2019 — Moon of Alabama

On Thursday the notorious Steele dossier about alleged Russian influence on President Donald Trump was officially debunked as unverified “internet rumor”. On the very same day another case, in which Russia was accused of being behind a murder in Ukraine, fell apart.

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Exposed: Bellingcat fabricate evidence, deliberately hide documents in new ‘Russian spy plot’

28 November, 2019 — Arms Watch

The UK group caught manipulating data in order to slander actual investigative journalism

By Dilyana Gaytandzhieva

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One of the documents, which Bellingcat deliberately hides, is a diplomatic note from the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry, dated 5 May 2015. The Bulgarian authorities approve a diplomatic flight with weapons from Burgas to Adana in Turkey. The exporter is Emco, LTD, Bulgaria, according to documents from the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Bulgaria.

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US primes NATO to confront Russia, China

28 November 2019 — Indian Punchline

Moscow’s breakthrough Avangard missile system with the hypersonic boost-glide vehicle will be deployed on combat duty with the Strategic Missile Force in December 2019

The December 3-4 summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in London resembles a family reunion after the acrimony over the issue of military spending by America’s European allies.

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New Study: “Russian Trolls” Did Not “Sow Discord” – They Influenced No One

29 November 2019 — Moon of Alabama

The U.S. has claimed that the Russia government tried to influence the 2016 election through Facebook and Twitter.

Russia supposedly did this through people who worked the Internet Research Agency (IRA) in St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia. The IRA people ran virtual persona on U.S. social networks which pretended to have certain political opinions. It also spent on advertising supposedly to influence the election. U.S. intelligence claimed that the purpose of the alleged Russian influence campaign was to “sow discord” within the United States.

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Europe’s gas alliance with Russia is a match made in heaven By M.K. Bhadrakumar

2 November 2019 — Indian Punchline

The vessel “Audacia”  laying pipes for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea off the island of Rügen. File photo

Amidst the excitement over the killing of the ISIS chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, a development of much impact on international security passed by when Denmark made the innocuous announcement on October 30 that it would permit the proposed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to pass through its exclusive economic zone.

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London Times Runs Fake Browder Opinion Piece

30 October 2019 — Consortium News

The writers of this op ed managed to put eight lies into just five opening lines, writes Lucy Komisar. 

By Lucy Komisar
The Komisar Scoop

Ben Brandon and Alex Bailin are London lawyers who have co-authored a fake story based on fabrications by William Browder about Russia’s legal action against his tax evasion and the death of his accountant, Sergei Magnitsky. The writers of this London Times op ed managed to put eight lies into just five opening lines.

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Russia-Turkey Deal on Syria: Selected Articles

24 October 2019 — Global Research

Video: Erdogan, Putin Reach ‘Historical Deal’ on Northern Syria

By South Front

According to the agreement, Turkey’s Operation ‘Peace Spring’ will continue in a limited area between Tell Abyad and Ras al-Ayn with a depth of 32km. Starting from 12:00 October 23, units of the Russian Military Police and the Syrian Army will be deployed along the rest of the Turkish border to the east of the Euphrates. Read more…
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