Russia

U.S. House Votes 348-48 To Arm Ukraine

Despite Russian warnings that lethal aid will “explode the whole situation”, U.S. House votes to provide “lethal defensive weapon systems”

Why Greece is the lynchpin that could unleash economic collapse, domestic martial law and global war

Why Greece is the lynchpin that could unleash economic collapse, domestic martial law and global war

The Greek crisis could unravel more than a cascade of debt. Mike Adams explains

Trolling Russia

Trolling Russia

It was good clean fun to troll Russia, as long as it stayed the course. Not anymore. Russia broke the rules. Israel Shamir explains

Russian S-400 missiles for Iran

Russia reportedly ready to consider selling Iran the sophisticated S-400 to draw to a close the long-running legal dispute over Moscow’s failure to deliver on the earlier S-300 deal

US pushes Kiev towards war with eastern Ukraine: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov accused the U.S. of encouraging the use of military force to resolve the crisis in eastern Ukraine

Isolating Russia: Washington’s Failed Attempt to Exclude Russia from the SWIFT Bank Clearing System

At least in one area of international dealings common sense seems to have prevailed

Russian submarine (Varshavyanka class). Click to enlarge

Russia Launches Massive Arctic Military Drills

President Putin orders Russia’s Northern Fleet on alert for Arctic military drills

Vladimir Putin says Russia was preparing to use nuclear weapons ‘if necessary’ and blames US for Ukraine crisis in Crimea documentary

Putin’s comments made in a pre-recorded documentary broadcast Sunday night

Russian Su-5S Flanker-E.

Killer in the Sky: Russia’s Deadly Su-35 Fighter

U.S. pilots envisage problems if they have to take on Russia’s most potent fighter. Includes video

US Lawmakers: Russia’s Military Build-up in the Arctic ‘Disturbing’

U.S. lawmakers say Russian initiatives are making it increasingly difficult for the U.S. to successfully compete in the Arctic

Exclusive: U.S. asks Vietnam to stop helping Russian bomber flights

U.S. State Department tries to contain Russia’s military ties in South East Asia

NATO Lies and Provocations

“The war has been provoked to destroy the Russian World, to draw Europe into it, and to surround Russia with hostile countries. Unleashing this world war, America is trying to deal with its own internal problems.” – Sergei Glazyev, Advisor to Putin

Joint Viking: Norway buzzes Russian border with biggest military drill since Cold War

Is it a coincidence that this is happening just as NATO forces embark on similar drills near Russia’s borders in the Baltic?

Moscow Will Respond to NATO Military Buildup Near Russia’s Border – Lavrov

Lavrov’s warning comes in the wake of a NATO agreement to set up six command centres in countries close to Russia’s borders

U.S. military unit headed to Baltics for training mission

This Reuters despatch corroborates earlier reports that a substantial NATO force was deploying in the Baltics, ostensibly to train and reassure allies in the face of a possible Russian threat

Ukraine Crisis: US Sending 3,000 Troops To Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania For Military Exercises

In addition to unloading tanks and heavy armour in the Latvian port of Riga Monday, the U.S. is deploying 3,000 troops to the Baltic states. Purportedly to take part in ‘military exercises’

Russian police investigate the body of Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader at Red Square with St. Basil Cathidral in the background in Moscow on Saturday, 28 Feb, 2015. Click to enlarge

Who Killed Nemtsov?

Israel Shamir reporting from Moscow offers his view on Who Killed Nemtsov

NATO Europe commander General Phillip Breedlove. Click to enlarge

Breedlove’s Bellicosity: Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine

Germans are reportedly uneasy over NATO’s top U.S. commander in Europe belligerence

U.S. Abrams main battle tank leaves Riga port March 6 2015

US army tanks arrive in Baltics amid mounting Russian invasion fears

Purportedly to “give reassurance”; the U.S. unloaded 400 armoured fighting vehicles in the Latvian port of Riga Monday on the pretext of a Russian ‘threat’

Two charged with Nemtsov killing include Chechen officer – report

The suspects being held all originated in Chechnya and one of those charged has reportedly admitted involvement