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The Quiet U.S. War On Russian Corruption

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 10:30am 2/7/2016 at 10:30am
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The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) added five more Russians to the Specially Designated Nationals List pursuant to the Magnitsky Act on February 1.

In a press statement, a senior State Department official noted that one of the officials had nothing to do with the murder of the eponymous Sergei Magnitsky,...

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Obama Wants to Quadruple Military Spending in Europe

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:00am 2/4/2016 at 10:00am
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Only a year ago, Obama was berating Russian president Vladimir Putin for his “KGB mentality” and “old expansionist ideas.”  Now, however, Obama wants to quadruple military spending in Europe.

CNN reports:

President Barack Obama’s administration said Tuesday it was seeking to expand U.S. military spending in Europe four-fold in a bid to reassure...

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Time To Rebuild The Navy

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:00am 1/9/2016 at 7:00am
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Last week I wrote that Russia’s re-equipped, re-invigorated and rejuvenated navy was flexing its muscles, using new capabilities and taking on greater responsibility to make substantive contributions to Russia’s war efforts in Syria.

As Russia’s mission prospects improve and the U.S. concedes Bashar Assad’s retention in Damascus, Russia now projects to have...

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Some Soviet immigrants lied, but they weren’t terrorism risks

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 8:15pm 12/13/2015 at 8:15pm
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If, dear reader, you are wondering how easy it is to lie to the United States immigration officials, you are not wondering alone.

A little over 25 years ago I, along with other Soviet Jews, were going through the immigration process wondering out loud about how easy it would be to deceive our...

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Ankara vs. the Kremlin: Putin Signs Sanctions Decree Over Downed Jet

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 12:00pm 11/29/2015 at 12:00pm
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Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing sanctions against Turkey in retaliation over last week’s downing of a Russian jet that crossed into Turkish airspace near the Syrian border.

The decree went into effect immediately, and places a stranglehold both on Turkish businesses operating in Russia and on Russians who...

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Rubio: If Threatened, the U.S. Must ‘Respond and Defend’ Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 8:45pm 11/24/2015 at 8:45pm
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Earlier today, Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane after repeated warnings.

According to the Turkish military, officials warned “an unidentified aircraft” ten times over the course of five minutes that its path would violate Turkish airspace over the border town of Yayladagi, in Hatay province. A spokesman for U.S. officials...

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“This will get complicated”: Turkey Warns, Shoots Down Russian Fighter Jet

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 2:06pm 11/24/2015 at 2:06pm
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Today U.S. officials confirmed that the Turkish military fired upon a Russian jet when it repeatedly violated Turkish airspace near the Turkey-Syria border.

The jet crash landed in the Jabal Turkmen area of the coastal Syrian province of Latakia, and it is now believed that both pilots have died under...

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Russia Confirms Terrorism Downed Jet in Sinai

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 11:44am 11/17/2015 at 11:44am
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Today the Russian Federal Security Service confirmed that a terrorist bomb was responsible for the crash and destruction of a Russian passenger jet in the Sinai last month.

2.2 pounds of TNT explosives were used to bring the plane down in what officials are saying was “definitely a terrorist act.” Alexander...

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New Intelligence Suggests “Two Hour Timer” Involved in Russian Jet Crash

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 4:15pm 11/12/2015 at 4:15pm
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Investigators sifting through the remains of a Russian jet that crashed in the Sinai last week have uncovered intelligence about a “two hour timer,” and are connecting it with their working theory that an ISIS affiliate in the region planted a bomb on the plane’s fuel lines before it left the...

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Did an ISIS bomb bring down a Russian jet?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 7:26pm 11/4/2015 at 7:26pm
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Last Saturday, a Russian jet carrying 217 passengers crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The Metrojet flight was making its way to St. Petersburg from a popular Red Sea resort when it went down in a remote, mountainous region of the Sinai.

Almost immediately, two European airlines suspended all travel over the region...

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Russian airliner crash in Sinai – What we know and don’t know

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3:30pm 11/1/2015 at 3:30pm
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A Russian airliner “broke up in mid-air,” according to the head of Russia’s Air Transport Agency, Aleksandr Neradko, who stated that “all signs attest to the fact that the aircraft disintegrated in the air at a high altitude.”  All 224 people on board were killed.

CNN reports:

A Russian passenger plane crashed early...

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Iran sends fighters to Syria—with Russia’s help

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 11:55am 10/14/2015 at 11:55am
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On September 30, Russia broke from existing frameworks when it began its own airstrikes against rebels in Syria. As the airstrikes continued, it became clear that Vladimir Putin’s sympathies toward the brutal Assad regime were become manifest in the bombs Russian aircraft dropped not on Assad’s strongholds, but on anti-regime rebels...

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Europe: Obama Undoing Reagan’s Cold War Victory

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 2:30pm 10/8/2015 at 2:30pm
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Remember President Obama’s open mic moment in Seoul, South Korea back in 2012, when he was overheard by reporters, promising Russian President Dmitry Medvedev more “flexibility” to Russians in Eastern Europe after his re-election?

The NATO generals in Europe are now finding out the hard way what happens when you offer ‘harmless’ concessions...

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Are Trump and Obama right about a “Russian Quagmire?”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 5, 2015 at 1:30pm 10/5/2015 at 1:30pm
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For all his faults, Vladimir Putin has managed to do the impossible: by ordering rogue airstrikes on non-ISIS strongholds in Syria, he has united the various rebel factions vying for power in the region, and forced Barack Obama and Donald Trump to agree on something.

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How Obama gave Syria to Putin

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 11:30am 10/1/2015 at 11:30am
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As President Obama told the UN General Assembly that the principle of “might is right” was not the answer to the world’s problems and then went on raising a toast to President Putin at a luncheon on Wednesday, September 28, Russian Armed forces where busy installing long-range air-defenses, claiming air superiority...

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Rubio: I Predicted Putin’s Actions in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 8:30am 10/1/2015 at 8:30am
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Two weeks ago at the second Republican presidential primary debate, Senator Marco Rubio predicted what happened in Syria yesterday with alarming accuracy.

Here’s a refresher from David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon:

Everything Marco Rubio Said About Russia and Syria at the GOP Debate Is Coming True

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Obama Snubs Egyptian President al-Sisi

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:00am 9/29/2015 at 10:00am
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is one of the key heads-of-state participating in the United Nations General Assembly’s 70th meeting.

President al-Sisi, an advocate of an Islamic “reformation” and one of the most engaged warriors in the war against terror, says the

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