Justice Department Drops Case Against ‘Russian Influence Campaign’ While New Fake Claims Arise

19 March 2020 — Moon of Alabama

The Justice Department dropped its case against a Russian company which was alleged of influencing the 2016 elections. But as one false claim about Russian influence campaigns is now thoroughly debunked new nonsensical claims about alleged Russian influence campaigns arise.

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The New York Times’ Insidious Ongoing Disinformation Campaign on Russia & Elections

17 March 2020 — Consortium News

A series of stories loudly proclaim the Russian election meddling narrative but offer no real facts supporting the most sensational claims, writes Gareth Porter.

By Gareth Porter
Special to Consortium News

For the past three years the new narrative of Russian interference in U.S. elections has bound corporate news media more tightly than ever to the interests of the national security state. And no outlet has pushed that narrative more aggressively – and with more violence to the relevant facts — than The New York Times.

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How Iranian airliner was saved in Syrian skies

14 February 2020 — InfoRos

The Russian Defense Ministry has pulled back the curtain on the rescue of an Iranian airliner in the Syrian airspace

Yuri Veselov, military observer with the Inforos news agency

How Iranian airliner was saved in Syrian skies

Details of a possible tragic incident were released due to an accusation by Israel of the Russian Khmeimim air base’s command of the use of the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system against Israeli air targets. As a result, an Israeli UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) was destroyed and an F-16 fighter was damaged.

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Operation Barbarossa II: Setting The Stage For War

7 February 2020 — New Eastern Outlook

NEO COLLAGE 5832I have written several times about the continuing NATO preparations for an attack on Russia, a second Operation Barbarossa, the code name for the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1941. Circumstances prompt me to write about it again, for as of the last week in January the Americans and their gang of lieutenant nations in NATO have commenced the biggest military exercises in 25 years to take place in Europe. The code name for this operation is Defender-Europe 20 but we can interpret that as Attack-Russia 20; in effect a preparation for an attack on Russia comparable to the Nazi invasion in 1941 that killed 27 million Soviet citizens, wounded countless more and destroyed everything west of the Urals and led ultimately to the crushing of the Nazis that launched the attack.

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On Holocaust Memorial Day US Embassy Falsely Claims America Liberated Auschwitz

31 January 2019 — Mint Press

Feature photo | Soviet troops open the gates of the Auschwitz concentration camp after liberating it in 1945. Credit | Fototelegraf

The statement was immediately met with scorn from those who felt it was another example of Soviet erasure and an insult to the enormous sacrifice the Soviet Union made to defeat fascism in Europe.

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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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