A Non-Hack That Raised Hillary’s Hackles By Ray McGovern

25 July 2019 — Consortium News

Three years ago Monday WikiLeaks published a trove of highly embarrassing emails that had been leaked from inside the Democratic National Committee. As has been the case with every leak revealed by WikiLeaks, the emails were authentic. These particular ones, however, could not have come at a worse time for top Democratic Party officials.

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Transcript: ‘All this fuss about spies … it is not worth serious interstate relations’

27 June 2019 — The New Dark Age

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The Russian president on globalisation, China, Trump and the end of the ‘liberal idea’

Vladimir Putin, Russian president, says the ‘liberal idea’ has outlived its purpose © Press office of the President of Russia

Transcript_ ‘All this fuss about spies

Debunking the rumors about Russia caving in to Israel

3 July 2019 — The Saker

[this analysis was written for the Unz Review]

This Spring saw a sudden increase in the volume of articles in the so-called “alternative media and blogosphere” about Putin “selling out” Syria or Iran to the Israelis and their US patrons, or both. What was particularly interesting about this campaign is that it was not triggered by any kind of event or statement by Putin or any other senior Russian decision-makers. True, Israeli politicians made numerous trips to Russia, but each time they walked away without anything tangible to show for their efforts. As for their Russian counterparts, they limited themselves to vague and well-intentioned statements. Nonetheless, the “Putin sold out to Netanyahu” campaign did not stop.

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Russia-China : the summit which the media ignored By Manlio Dinucci

12 June 2019 — Voltaire Network

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On 5 June, the media projectors zeroed in on President Trump and the European leaders of NATO, who, for the anniversary of D-Day, auto-celebrated in Portsmouth “peace, freedom and democracy in Europe,” vowing to “defend them at any time, wherever they may be threatened”. The reference to Russia is clear.

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Russia Grinds Out Wins In Europe By Tom Luongo

20 May 2019 — Greanville Post

  • Europe is finally coming to its senses five years after the coup in Kiev started what is now the new Cold War between Russia and the West.

Crossposted with The Duran


The first part of Russia’s win comes from Italian leader Matteo Salvini. Speaking for the under-represented in European politics, Salvini declared this week, “I continue to believe that we don’t need sanctions. The issue of their removal unites all decent people.“

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What Putin and Pompeo did not talk about By Pepe Escobar

15 May 2019 — Asia Times

What Putin and Pompeo did not talk about

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomes US State Secretary Mike Pompeo, left, during their meeting, in Sochi, Russia. Photo: AFP / Sergey Guneev / Sputnik

Even veiled by thick layers of diplomatic fog, the overlapping meetings in Sochi between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov still offer tantalizing geopolitical nuggets.

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Waging War on Iran without Turkey? Is Turkey Sleeping with the Enemy? The Russia -Turkey -Iran “Triple Entente” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

10 May 2019 — Global Research

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Recent reports suggest that Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton, together with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, are “doing everything possible to instigate a war with Iran”. Will they succeed?

Bolton-Pompeo are involved in deliberate acts of provocation. The Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group is currently en route to the Persian Gulf  “to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime…”

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Breaking News! Putin’s Vast Riches Hidden at Costco By Phil Butler

17 April 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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What if we all woke up one morning and everybody understood the Russian mentality? Just think, instead of listening to fairytales about Russia and Vladimir Putin, the world would be able to swiftly wade through mountains of negative bullshit to see the truth. This is the story of the “other” Vladimir Putin, the one whose meager salary and means were just revealed.

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Will Trump’s Hawks Dare to Risk Israel? By Alastair Crooke

11 March 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

It was the eleventh, and perhaps the most important meeting between President Putin and PM Netanyahu on 27 February, writes the well-informed journalist, Elijah Magnier: “The Israeli visitor heard clearly from his host that Moscow has no leverage to ask Iran to leave – or, to stop the flow of weapons to Damascus … Moscow [also] informed Tel Aviv about Damascus’s determination to respond to any future bombing; and that Russia doesn’t see itself concerned [i.e. a party to such conflict] ”.

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What Is Vladimir Putin Really Threatening? By Phil Butler

17 February 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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Half a century from now historians and social scientists will wrestle with the defining questions at the dawn of the 21st-century. And unless I miss my guess, lucid researchers, philosophers, and professors will discuss what exactly it was that Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened. This should also be the most imperative question for today.

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