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Russia Responds: “The US Has Declared The Hot Phase Of Diplomatic War”

Just minutes after Russia was given 2 days to implement today’s decision by the State Department, shuttering Russia’s consulate in San Francisco, California and two diplomatic annexes in Washington, DC and New York City, in “the spirit of parity invoked by the Russians”, the Russian responses started coming in, and they were not happy.  Russia’s […]

Imperial Folly Brings Russia And Germany Together

Authored by Pepe Escobar via InformationClearingHouse.info, The Empire of Whiners simply can't get enough when it comes to huff, puff and pout as the Empire of Sanctions. With an Orwellian 99% majority that would delight the Kim dynasty in North Korea, the "representative democracy" Capitol Hill has bulldozed its latest House/Senate sanctions package, aimed mostly at Russia, […]

How Russia Could Strike Back Against US Sanctions In 4 Simple Maps

Authored by George Friedman, Xander Snyder, and Ekaterina Zolotova via MauldinEconomics.com, The US Congress has passed new sanctions targeting Russia’s energy companies. Among the other notable aspects of the sanctions is that they take some authority away from the US president (who used to be able to implement some measures but not others at his […]

Russia TV Reporter Sucker Punched During Live Broadcast

A video of a drunk man punching a Russian TV journalist in the face during a segment on Paratroopers’ Day celebrations is going viral. Nikita Razvozzhayev, a correspondent with Russian news channel NTV, was confronted Wednesday by the intoxicated man in Gorky Park, Moscow's most popular recreational area, according to a report in the Telegraph. […]

The Current Big Lie Is…

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The Big Lie today is as enormous as, and potentially far more harmful than, any Big Lie throughout history has been; and, it will be exposed fully here, and will be documented even more fully, by means of the links that are provided in this summary […]

Putin: US Routinely Meddles In Russian And Other Nations’ Elections

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation, In a Showtime interview of Russian President Vladimir Putin by American film-maker Oliver Stone, which started airing on June 12th, Putin called «lies» many of the allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies, to the effect that he or his government attempted to influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. He also accused […]

Trump Cornered: White House Pushing To Weaken Russia Sanctions Bill

After the Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill to implement new sanctions against Russia over “interference in the 2016 U.S. elections” and curbs President Trump’s power to ease penalties against Moscow in the future – without consultations with US allies in Europe –  President Trump has found himself cornered in what appears to be a lose-lose […]

America, Crimea, And The Dangers Of Hypocrisy

Via Ted Galen Carpenter of The Strategic Culture Foundation, The Trump administration is continuing the policy of its predecessor regarding the Crimea issue. U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley is the latest official to confirm that point. In a speech on February 2, Haley emphasized that the United States intended to maintain economic sanctions against Russia until […]

Things Will Get Worse Until US Stops Lying About Crimea

Submitted by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation, SUMMARY Unless the U.S. government’s lies about Crimea — the ‘Russia seized Crimea’ narratives — become acknowledged to be lies, war between the U.S. and Russia can only continue to become increasingly likely, because the world is sliding toward World War III based upon these lies, and will therefore inevitably […]

Trump: “I Haven’t Eased Anything On Russia”

The White House has backtracked on a report it is rolling back sanctions on Russia’s Federal Security Service, the successor agency to the KGB,  after the Treasury Department announced an amendment to put measures in place by former President Obama in response to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The FSB was one of […]