Tag Archives: Russia

US & Russia Inch Toward Hot War In Syria By
In backing the rebels in the early part of the Syrian Civil War, the US was rather cynically engaging in a proxy war against Russia, angling for regime change in Russia’s main Mediterranean ally, and the host of their lone Mediterranean...
Russia Cancels US Diplomatic Visit Amidst Rising Tensions By
Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergey Ryabkov canceled an upcoming meeting with the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., according to AP, in retaliation to the Trump administration’s announcement on Tuesday that it has...
Australia Suspends Syria Airstrikes Citing Potential Threats From Russia By
Russia’s Monday decision to suspend a memorandum of cooperation with the US-led coalition in retaliation after a US jet shot down a Syrian Army plane has rattled some US allies, who fear escalating tensions between Russia and the coalition. In what it called a “precautionary...
Russia Says ‘US Warplanes Now Legitimate Targets’ After US Downs Syrian Jet By
In what is being characterized as an act sure to further escalate already alarming tensions between the United States, Syria, and Russia, an American fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane over Raqqa on Sunday, prompting Moscow to cut off its deconfliction channel with...
Germany Threatens Retaliation If US Sanctions Harm German Companies By
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office has issued a statement expressing concern about the US Senate’s vote to impose new sanctions on Russia, warning that they are prepared to retaliate if the sanctions end up harming German companies. This is a realistic concern....
Russia Announces It May Have Killed ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi By
The Russian military announced on Friday that they may have killed the leader of the Islamic State Group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after an airstrike destroyed a meeting at which the terrorist group leader was believed to be in attendance, although official confirmation has...
Putin Offers Political Asylum To James Comey In Russia By
Vladimir Putin trolled the US on Thursday, when speaking in a live call-in show with the Russian nation, the Russian president likened Comey to Edward Snowden, who was granted asylum in Russia in 2013, and scoffed at James Comey’s disclosure of his conversations...
Despite Climate Of Fear, America Is Not Beset By Grave Threats By
WithDonald Trump in the White House, political divisiveness has reached new heights. Yet virtually everyone in Washington still agrees about at least one thing: The United States is beset by grave threats. Americans are constantly bombarded with exaggerated claims...
Senate Pushes New Sanctions On Russia And Iran By
Senate Republicans and Democrats reached agreement late Monday on a new package of sanctions on Russia amid the firestorm over Russia’s meddling in the presidential election and investigations into Moscow’s possible collusion with members of President Donald...
Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Bragged That He Got Preet Bharara Fired By
Marc Kasowitz, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer in the Russia investigation, has boasted to friends and colleagues that he played a central role in the firing of Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, according to...