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    Post  Cyrus the great on Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:58 pm

    andrewlya wrote:
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    Godric:

    You've got to laugh at the complete inversion of reality that the United States is trying to present to the rest of the world. The Americans so desperately want to cast Russia as a hostile country that has meddled in the domestic affairs of a smaller, significantly weaker neighbor and compromised its sovereignty despite the fact that the Americans engineered a government overthrow in Ukraine and yet that is presented to the rest of the world as right and proper. The Americans are hell-bent in their delusions that they can contain and surround a powerful country that is almost the size of South America. Ukraine is absolutely central in this American project; it must be weaned away from Russia's sphere of influence, integrated into the European Union [and most alarmingly] join NATO at some point.

    Some people argue that Ukraine is a sovereign country and that the newly installed puppets in Kiev have every right to decide for themselves whether or not they should join something as arguably innocuous as the European Union. They argue that joining the EU is not tantamount to joining NATO despite the fact that prominent individuals like Robert Cooper have pushed for a European Union army that Ukraine would then inevitably join. How is that not NATO?
    They are trying to isolate Russia by absorbing all Russia's friendly customers, the customers who are Russia business partners..


    This goes beyond just targeting Russia's business markets and historical zones of interest... the United States wants to eliminate Russia as a geopolitical adversary. In this object, Russia must be controlled by Washington compliant quislings and made to allow Anglo-American control over its vast resources. It's funny how the Americans condemned Russia for the 2012 Russian foreign agent law when the Americans have a similar law that was passed in 1938.
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    Post  Cyrus the great on Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:07 pm

    andrewlya wrote:
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    Has anyone seen the laughable statements that were uttered by John McCain? That witless warmonger lamented that it was 'tragic' that the United States does not have the ability to act militarily against Russia in response to its apparent 'aggression' in the Ukraine. It's funny how it's tragic when the United States does not have the military means to bully, compromise or invade another Nation, but it's not tragic when the United States destroys a previously stable and relatively prosperous country like Libya and turns it  [as well as Iraq] into a safe haven for terrorists. As a consequence of the U.S. invasion -an invasion that apparently delivered 'democracy'- a million people died in Iraq and over 1/3rd of the country is controlled by ISIL. That's the real tragedy.


    The world needs more regional blocks with large populations, common currencies, integrated markets and military alliances [like NATO] to push-back against the unipolar world that the Anglo-American Establishment seems hell-bent on pursuing. Russia -is in this regards- the indispensable Nation, without which no one could acquire the tools to defend themselves.
    He is such a war monger, Mccain is. I hope Donald Trump gets in as the US president! May have a bit of a change then..

    Donald Trump does seem to acknowledge Russia's importance in the global chessboard; he says that he would mend ties with Russia and China, but conversely he says that the United States has been too diplomatic and that the world takes advantage of the United States when the opposite is true. Just read the book 'Super Imperialism:  The Origin and Fundamentals of U.S. World Dominance' by Michael Hudson.
    Yes, but out of all US candidates he is probably the most Russia friendly, I would vote for him.

    Isn't it sad that Donald Trump is the most reasonable of American presidential candidates? All US candidates should try to mend ties with Russia because they can do nothing to eliminate its place on the global stage. The onus is on them to improve relations with the Russian Federation. Russia can do nothing to improve relations with the US because Russia is not threatening the United States and building military bases on its borders and conducting war games that are primed against the United States.
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    Post  andrewlya on Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:30 pm

    Cyrus the great wrote:
    andrewlya wrote:
    Cyrus the great wrote:
    andrewlya wrote:
    Cyrus the great wrote:
    Has anyone seen the laughable statements that were uttered by John McCain? That witless warmonger lamented that it was 'tragic' that the United States does not have the ability to act militarily against Russia in response to its apparent 'aggression' in the Ukraine. It's funny how it's tragic when the United States does not have the military means to bully, compromise or invade another Nation, but it's not tragic when the United States destroys a previously stable and relatively prosperous country like Libya and turns it  [as well as Iraq] into a safe haven for terrorists. As a consequence of the U.S. invasion -an invasion that apparently delivered 'democracy'- a million people died in Iraq and over 1/3rd of the country is controlled by ISIL. That's the real tragedy.


    The world needs more regional blocks with large populations, common currencies, integrated markets and military alliances [like NATO] to push-back against the unipolar world that the Anglo-American Establishment seems hell-bent on pursuing. Russia -is in this regards- the indispensable Nation, without which no one could acquire the tools to defend themselves.
    He is such a war monger, Mccain is. I hope Donald Trump gets in as the US president! May have a bit of a change then..

    Donald Trump does seem to acknowledge Russia's importance in the global chessboard; he says that he would mend ties with Russia and China, but conversely he says that the United States has been too diplomatic and that the world takes advantage of the United States when the opposite is true. Just read the book 'Super Imperialism:  The Origin and Fundamentals of U.S. World Dominance' by Michael Hudson.
    Yes, but out of all US candidates he is probably the most Russia friendly, I would vote for him.

    Isn't it sad that Donald Trump is the most reasonable of American presidential candidates? All US candidates should try to mend ties with Russia because they can do nothing to eliminate its place on the global stage. The onus is on them to improve relations with the Russian Federation. Russia can do nothing to improve relations with the US because Russia is not threatening the United States and building military bases on its borders and conducting war games that are primed against the United States.
    Spot on,matey
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:55 am

    The thing is that the west states that Russia is not allowed a sphere of influence and that all countries that border Russia should be free to make their own decisions without interference.

    I think it is easier for the EU/EU to lure the West of Ukraine since the Western part of Ukraine have been occupied by Poles, Austrians, Germans (and now US and EU) have all worked to change that by supporting cultural/religious conversion, or at least independent Ukrainian identity (preferably anti-Russian).

    When you say lure, you mean pull from Russias sphere of influence into the wests sphere of influence... in other words move from a place of partial Russian influence to Washington dominance via brussels...

    The amusing thing is that the alienation of Russia from its neighbours by the west (which is not always successful BTW) has led Russia to look elsewhere for customers and trade partners. An american government official might see Russian moves to trade with central and south american countries as a response to try to hurt the US by undermining its sphere of influence/domination in the region, but it is actually quite normal... when a country is pushed out of a market it will always seek new markets to expand into to compensate... so america, asia, and africa will all be looked at to find new markets.... nothing to do with revenge or undermining the western sphere of influence in return... it is just commercial interests.

    were very anti-Russian, byproduct of which can be seen in the Western part of Ukraine and could be seen during the Maidan.

    All very true, but at the heart of it this is all about money... the ones turning west truly believe that the EU will save them... what they don't realise is that the Ukraine is not EU material the way it is... it will have to be broken down and destroyed and then rebuilt in the EU image to have a chance... and even then I doubt they will prosper... they don't have much to offer and have not much in common with the EU. they have to have laws to force locals to speak the native language...

    I am sure they will enjoy being the front line for the new cold war...

    Whereas the East and South of Ukraine tends to take the Russian side because they are culturally and, more importantly, religiously affiliated with Russia. What I am saying is that Ukraine is a deeply divided country and the US/EU underestimated it, now we have violent conflicts in Donbas. I suggest watch a documentary by the BBC called Why some Ukrainians want to be part of Russia? Very interesting, people in the West should watch it all to understand why some support the West and why other support Russia.

    Sorry, the only BBC I will listen to is the Russian Air Force (VVS). The BBC has no credibility in my house.

    To be honest I think Russia will be rather better off without the Ukraine... except the Crimea, which was pretty much Russian anyway.... except when it was Turkish or Ottoman or whatever.... hell for a while it was German...

    Donald Trump does seem to acknowledge Russia's importance in the global chessboard; he says that he would mend ties with Russia and China, but conversely he says that the United States has been too diplomatic and that the world takes advantage of the United States when the opposite is true. Just read the book 'Super Imperialism: The Origin and Fundamentals of U.S. World Dominance' by Michael Hudson.

    I hear what you are saying, but there is a history of US presidential hopefuls being super anti this or anti that just to get votes and to get into power but when they get in the rhetoric changes... most seem to realise they wont get much progress in a lot of areas if they don't talk to Russia and China and even Iran etc.

    The onus is on them to improve relations with the Russian Federation. Russia can do nothing to improve relations with the US because Russia is not threatening the United States and building military bases on its borders and conducting war games that are primed against the United States.

    Like I said... it is up to the west and US in particular... Russia is not trying to expand its empire and be aggressive... it is just trying to do business and is being rather less fussy as to who it trades with... note talks with Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan and its very good relationship with South Korea...
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    Post  andrewlya on Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:49 am

    GarryB wrote:The thing is that the west states that Russia is not allowed a sphere of influence and that all countries that border Russia should be free to make their own decisions without interference.

    I think it is easier for the EU/EU to lure the West of Ukraine since the Western part of Ukraine have been occupied by Poles, Austrians, Germans (and now US and EU) have all worked to change that by supporting cultural/religious conversion, or at least independent Ukrainian identity (preferably anti-Russian).

    When you say lure, you mean pull from Russias sphere of influence into the wests sphere of influence... in other words move from a place of partial Russian influence to Washington dominance via brussels...

    The amusing thing is that the alienation of Russia from its neighbours by the west (which is not always successful BTW) has led Russia to look elsewhere for customers and trade partners. An american government official might see Russian moves to trade with central and south american countries as a response to try to hurt the US by undermining its sphere of influence/domination in the region, but it is actually quite normal... when a country is pushed out of a market it will always seek new markets to expand into to compensate... so america, asia, and africa will all be looked at to find new markets.... nothing to do with revenge or undermining the western sphere of influence in return... it is just commercial interests.

    were very anti-Russian, byproduct of which can be seen in the Western part of Ukraine and could be seen during the Maidan.

    All very true, but at the heart of it this is all about money... the ones turning west truly believe that the EU will save them... what they don't realise is that the Ukraine is not EU material the way it is... it will have to be broken down and destroyed and then rebuilt in the EU image to have a chance... and even then I doubt they will prosper... they don't have much to offer and have not much in common with the EU. they have to have laws to force locals to speak the native language...

    I am sure they will enjoy being the front line for the new cold war...

    Whereas the East and South of Ukraine tends to take the Russian side because they are culturally and, more importantly, religiously affiliated with Russia. What I am saying is that Ukraine is a deeply divided country and the US/EU underestimated it, now we have violent conflicts in Donbas. I suggest watch a documentary by the BBC called Why some Ukrainians want to be part of Russia? Very interesting, people in the West should watch it all to understand why some support the West and why other support Russia.

    Sorry, the only BBC I will listen to is the Russian Air Force (VVS). The BBC has no credibility in my house.

    To be honest I think Russia will be rather better off without the Ukraine... except the Crimea, which was pretty much Russian anyway.... except when it was Turkish or Ottoman or whatever.... hell for a while it was German...

    Donald Trump does seem to acknowledge Russia's importance in the global chessboard; he says that he would mend ties with Russia and China, but conversely he says that the United States has been too diplomatic and that the world takes advantage of the United States when the opposite is true. Just read the book 'Super Imperialism: The Origin and Fundamentals of U.S. World Dominance' by Michael Hudson.

    I hear what you are saying, but there is a history of US presidential hopefuls being super anti this or anti that just to get votes and to get into power but when they get in the rhetoric changes... most seem to realise they wont get much progress in a lot of areas if they don't talk to Russia and China and even Iran etc.

    The onus is on them to improve relations with the Russian Federation. Russia can do nothing to improve relations with the US because Russia is not threatening the United States and building military bases on its borders and conducting war games that are primed against the United States.

    Like I said... it is up to the west and US in particular... Russia is not trying to expand its empire and be aggressive... it is just trying to do business and is being rather less fussy as to who it trades with... note talks with Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan and its very good relationship with South Korea...
    I agree on all points. Im glad that Russia and China get along well. At least 35 countries will join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). This is a fierce competitor to American World Bank and the fact that US puppet countries such as New Zealand, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Luxembourg have join China's led Bank, the United States' officials have expressed concerns about whether the AIIB would have high standards of governance, and whether it would have environmental and social safeguards, basically the US come up with some lame excuses as they are afraid that they may lose their sphere of influence in those countries.According to The Economist the United States is reported to have used diplomatic pressure to try and prevent key allies, such as Australia, from joining the bank, and expressed disappointment when others, such as Britain, who joined the Bank. So, what I say well done China.
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    Post  GarryB on Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:19 pm

    Reading through their lies... what they mean is that this new banking system wont be under their control so they wont be able to manipulate it to their advantage... of course they don't want it...

    But no one wants to play with the rich kid any more because he keeps changing the rules half way through games so he always wins.

    Of course that is the lesson of Monopoly... being the banker is an enormous advantage... when you cheat.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:44 am


    Looks like someone has been following this forum... russia lol1

    ''When Russia Plays by the West's Rules, It Loses''

    http://sputniknews.com/analysis/20150827/1026262657/russia-europe-us-geopolitics-imperialism.html


    In a recent op-ed for Czech online newspaper Nova Republika, Slovak-Ukrainian politician, writer and political analyst Sergei Chelemendik suggested that it's time for Russia to stop playing the game of geopolitics according to the rules established by the West...
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    Post  andrewlya on Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:06 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Looks like someone has been following this forum... russia  lol1

    ''When Russia Plays by the West's Rules, It Loses''

    http://sputniknews.com/analysis/20150827/1026262657/russia-europe-us-geopolitics-imperialism.html


    In a recent op-ed for Czech online newspaper Nova Republika, Slovak-Ukrainian politician, writer and political analyst Sergei Chelemendik suggested that it's time for Russia to stop playing the game of geopolitics according to the rules established by the West...
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    Also, Czech president is quite pro Russian!
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    Post  sepheronx on Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:11 pm

    Enough of this BS talk of nuking US or vice versa. Not gonna happen anytime soon.

    Anyway:

    As I posted in another thread about the intelligence;

    Non-parliamentary parties indignant about meeting of U.S. diplomats, Russian opposition

    MOSCOW, September 6. /TASS/. Russian parties, which are not represented in the parliament, are indignant about the information about a meeting in Kostroma of U.S. diplomats and Russian oppositionists.
    "This situation is abnormal, as it is not just a meeting of some representatives of a foreign country (as international contacts are necessary), but a meeting of an embassy staff, those, who are involved in promoting of their country’s foreign policy," Vyacheslav Maratkanov of the Right Course Party. He said a meeting between diplomats and parties "is beyond activities of an embassy."
    The politician said the meeting featured Bradford Bell, First Secretary of the U.S. Embassy, who, he said, is a "professional provocateur, used to work in the Balkans, has been participating actively in "promoting of democracy" to the south and south-east." Maratkanov said "consultations of the kind are a bad sign on the eve of elections to the State Duma (Russian parliament)."
    He paid attention to how the Russian opposition behaves during the current election campaign.
    "We participate in elections in six regions," he said. "We are opposition. Though the constructive opposition. At regions, where non-constructive opposition participates, they are not interested in results, they do not discuss regional agendas, no, they are using federal resources and absolute denial. Those are ideas of those who finance them - foreign funds."
    Head of the Rodina (Fatherland) Party, a deputy of the State Duma, Alexei Zhuravlev said the U.S. diplomats had requested a meeting with his party in Kostroma. He wants to file an inquiry with the Russian Foreign Ministry regarding the actions of the U.S. representatives.
    "They did request, persistently, called with a share of boldness," he told TASS on Sunday. "They were told immediately we are not going to have any meetings, we do not have any interests with the U.S. embassy."
    He said representatives of the embassy at least ten times called his colleagues in the party asking for a meeting in Kostroma.
    The politician says it might have been a "shelter operation" for a meeting with oppositionist Alexei Navalny and other representatives of the opposition.
    The party leader said he had filed an inquiry with the Foreign Ministry and would "make another inquiry to the Foreign Ministry if they have ever allowed the meeting.
    The media earlier published information about a meeting in Kostroma between the U.S. diplomats with representatives of political parties, including with Alexei Navalny.

    So the Rodina party has decided to file an inquiry to the foreign ministry over this, and this could have implications for US personnel working at the embassy. The political fallout may try to be softened by both sides, but Russia could actually go as far as do what Venezuela did by limiting number of US staff available at the embassy, and potentially kicking out the ambassador.
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    Post  higurashihougi on Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:07 am

    Its seems like tensions between Moskva and Washington DC gets into sports.

    https://www.rt.com/news/314735-wrestling-championships-russia-anthem/

    Americans play wrong anthem after Russia takes gold at World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas

    Mixing up anthems is a trap that many events and organizations have fallen into. The World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas has followed suit, with the award ceremony paused mid-song, followed by an awkward version of the correct tune.

    Two-time Greco-Roman wrestling world champion Roman Vlasov (2011, 2015) had to defeat two world champions en route to the finals, where he faced Danish Mark Madsen. The Russian thought all his hard work had finally paid off, and it was time to relax and bask in his glory.

    But several seconds into the song he realized that something was very out of place… that’s because the song that was blasting through the speakers was actually Mikhail Glinka’s ‘Patrioticheskaya Pesnya’ (Patriotic Song) – a piece very briefly used as the Russian anthem during the tumultuous ’90s, before Vladimir Putin’s administration reinstated the world-famous melody at the turn of the millennium.

    As Vlasov stood there, dumbfounded, someone must’ve caught on to his look of surprise, because the song was finally paused. That came only at the 49-second mark, however. The champion then politely gestured to whomever was in charge to correct the mistake. According to Kommersant daily, the champ refused to come down from the pedestal until the Americans played the correct anthem.

    “I didn’t immediately realize what anthem was playing. But when the music stopped, I told the organizers I wouldn’t budge from the spot until I heard the real Russian anthem,” he said.

    “We bust our backs all year round for this moment. I would have stood there until my legs gave out!”

    Championships management promptly corrected the mistake, but followed it up with a rather giddy and cartoonish version of the current Russian anthem.

    Only two days ago, the boss of the Russian Wrestling Federation, Mikhail Mamashvili, was denied a visa to the US. No explanation was offered.

    For Vlasov, the win became the second in his career. The athlete is also an Olympic champion in the under-74kg category.
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    Post  AlfaT8 on Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:22 am

    higurashihougi wrote:Its seems like tensions between Moskva and Washington DC gets into sports.

    https://www.rt.com/news/314735-wrestling-championships-russia-anthem/

    Americans play wrong anthem after Russia takes gold at World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas

    Mixing up anthems is a trap that many events and organizations have fallen into. The World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas has followed suit, with the award ceremony paused mid-song, followed by an awkward version of the correct tune.

    Two-time Greco-Roman wrestling world champion Roman Vlasov (2011, 2015) had to defeat two world champions en route to the finals, where he faced Danish Mark Madsen. The Russian thought all his hard work had finally paid off, and it was time to relax and bask in his glory.

    But several seconds into the song he realized that something was very out of place… that’s because the song that was blasting through the speakers was actually Mikhail Glinka’s ‘Patrioticheskaya Pesnya’ (Patriotic Song) – a piece very briefly used as the Russian anthem during the tumultuous  ’90s, before Vladimir Putin’s administration reinstated the world-famous melody at the turn of the millennium.

    As Vlasov stood there, dumbfounded, someone must’ve caught on to his look of surprise, because the song was finally paused. That came only at the 49-second mark, however. The champion then politely gestured to whomever was in charge to correct the mistake. According to Kommersant daily, the champ refused to come down from the pedestal until the Americans played the correct anthem.

    “I didn’t immediately realize what anthem was playing. But when the music stopped, I told the organizers I wouldn’t budge from the spot until I heard the real Russian anthem,” he said.

    “We bust our backs all year round for this moment. I would have stood there until my legs gave out!”

    Championships management promptly corrected the mistake, but followed it up with a rather giddy and cartoonish version of the current Russian anthem.

    Only two days ago, the boss of the Russian Wrestling Federation, Mikhail Mamashvili, was denied a visa to the US. No explanation was offered.

    For Vlasov, the win became the second in his career. The athlete is also an Olympic champion in the under-74kg category.

    Here's the video, not sure why the hell they put such a ridiculous version of the Russian anthem on considering when you search youtube for the Russian anthem it's the very first result, so who ever did this must have really work hard looking for such an odd version of the anthem. Rolling Eyes
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    Post  andrewlya on Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:35 am


    Syria: Germany, France break out of U.S. Alliance against Russia

    By GPD on September 12, 2015

    Germany, Europe Fully Back Russian Involvement in Syria


    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/09/12/syria-germany-breaks-out-of-u-s-alliance-against-russia/
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    Post  Godric on Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:16 pm

    Putin: Who created ISIS?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbZDyr2LkdI&
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    Post  Werewolf on Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:26 am

    I think that is a fitting thread for that video.

    Russian moderator completley destroys american "journalist" about his mumblings and rantings against Russia and US "competence" against ISIS.

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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:31 am

    Werewolf wrote:I think that is a fitting thread for that video.

    Russian moderator completley destroys american "journalist" about his mumblings and rantings against Russia and US "competence" against ISIS.


    I can't speak Russian, but I can tell that Presstitute's accent is uglier than a pile of dogshit!!! pwnd
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    Post  Werewolf on Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:41 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:I think that is a fitting thread for that video.

    Russian moderator completley destroys american "journalist" about his mumblings and rantings against Russia and US "competence" against ISIS.


    I can't speak Russian, but I can tell that Presstitute's accent is uglier than a pile of dogshit!!! pwnd

    I am sorry there wasn't subtitles in english but you can go to that video on youtube and use the subtitles in english manually. Yes, such vocal recognition subtitles aren't really good but maybe they are good enough to understand, haven't tried them for that video, have no reliance on translators for russian.
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    Post  andrewlya on Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:44 am

    Wanted to ask a question, are the Republicans the most anti Russia American political party? And which US party are more lenient towards Russia? By the way, why do people call Tea Party as an extreme party? Don't know much about the US political parties.
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    Post  max steel on Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:37 am

    andrewlya wrote:Wanted to ask a question, are the Republicans the most anti Russia American political party? And which US party are more lenient towards Russia? By the way, why do people call Tea Party as an extreme party? Don't know much about the US political parties.


    They are right wing extremist parties and no republicans are not lenient towards Russia. You need to understand US isn't a democracy and both dems and repbs are nothing but stooges getting bribes aka lobbying to push their agendas. It's a corrupt oligarchy. That's how fascism works in US.

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    In fact, when it comes to elections and the leaders elected as a result, Russia and Syria seem a whole lot more democratic than the U.S. of A. For example, take the 2000 presidential elections in the U.S.:

    54.2% of the population turned out to vote,
    47.87% of whom voted for Bush (48.38% voted for Gore).

    In other words, out of all eligible American voters, 25.9% voted for Bush. He won, of course, despite Gore receiving more votes, as Putin pointed out. But can you imagine a Russian journalist asking David Cameron a question like this?

    "Mr. Cameron, given the horrific abuse of power by the Obama regime, the violence against peaceful protesters and the murder of civilians by the security services called the 'police', how do you envisage the shape of any peace process and eventual settlement in the United States? Is the U.S. ready to accept, for example, a partition for the U.S.? Will Mr. Obama ultimately have to stand aside? And if he does, what kind of leader might replace him?"

    Not gonna happen.

    Now, take the 2012 American presidential elections:
    58.2% of the population turned out to vote,
    51.06% of whom voted for Obama.
    Thus, 29.7% of eligible voters voted for Obama.
    That's not bad, or at least it's not as bad as the Bush election.

    Now, let's cross the pond and look at Russia's 2012 elections:

    65.25% of the population turned out to vote,
    63.64% of whom voted for Putin.
    Thus, 41.5% of Russian voters actually voted for Putin.

    Even better! And better yet, 90% of Russians, regardless of if they voted for him or not, support him and think he's doing his job well! In contrast, Obama's approval rating is sitting at around 46% - hardly a base of popular support.

    And Assad? Many armchair critics of this 'dictator' are probably unaware that he was re-elected just last year, after 3 years of fighting a war against foreign mercenaries. In the 2014 elections:

    73.42% of the population turned out to vote,
    88.7% of whom voted for Assad.
    So, 65% of Syrians voted for Assad.

    This was in the midst of a refugee crisis. While many countries allowed Syrians within their borders to vote at their respective embassies, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE and the United States did not allow the elections to be held in their Syrian embassies.

    Two out of every three Syrians voted for Assad. One out of four Americans voted for Bush. One out of three Americans voted for Obama. Obviously something is wrong with this picture.
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    Post  max steel on Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:58 am

    Pentagon's YouTube war with Russia
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    Post  Solncepek on Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:35 pm

    For a brief moment this summer, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush led the 2016 Republican field. Now, he's sitting solidly in fifth place - but he says he's much happier there.

    "I hated that," Bush told "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson in an interview that aired Sunday.

    "You hated being a frontrunner?" Dickerson asked.

    "I feel much better back here," Bush said.
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    In the "Face the Nation" interview, he said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's proposal to carpet bomb the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is "absolutely foolish."

    "There are 800,000 people who live in Mosul. There's probably 5,000 Islamic terrorists who control the place. We're going to destroy 800,000 lives with a carpet bombing activity? This is foolish. It is absolutely foolish. And he had to back away from it," Bush said.
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    Bush's number one target has been businessman Donald Trump, and he told Trump during Tuesday's Republican debate, "You're not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency." At a post-debate rally, he called Trump a "jerk."

    "Aren't those all insults? Are you trying to insult your way to the presidency?" Dickerson asked.

    "No I'm trying to point out that he's not a serious candidate," Bush said. As an example, he said Trump's struggle to answer a question about the nuclear triad, which is the ways the U.S. can fire nuclear weapons, was "mind blowing."

    "The fact that he wouldn't know what it is is kind of that's one of those questions that I think you have to answer in a thoughtful way if you're running for president of the United States," Bush said.

    He said Trump is "not a serious man."
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    He also criticized Trump for welcoming praise from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "We're losing influence around the world and Putin is gaining influence. He's not an ally. He's a dictator. He's a bully," Bush said. "We need a president that actually will stand up for American interests whether it's in Europe or the Middle East. That's how you create a better relationship with Putin. You don't brag about what a great guy he is. He's not. He kills journalists. Anybody that opposes him ultimately is pushed away."

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    Post  higurashihougi on Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:25 am

    Dunno where to post, so...

    https://www.rt.com/politics/328635-activists-call-for-american-indian/

    Russian activists are requesting permission to install a monument near the US embassy in Moscow dedicated to the genocide of American Indians. A member of the Russian Public Chamber says the move could soon get official support.

    The activists have launched a petition in support of the monument on the change.org website. It says that “despite assuming the position of a ‘global policeman’ the United States still refuses to accept the responsibility for killing over 15 million Native Americans.”

    The petition goes on to call for public support for the monument, which would be dedicated to “the memory of American Indians who perished as heroes in the unfair war with treacherous invaders.”

    According to the author of the document, the request will be forwarded to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, and to the Russian Public Chamber.

    Public Chamber member Valery Korovin said in comments to RIA Novosti that the petition was timely and official support for it was very likely.

    “The initiative to install this monument is very urgent today because it would remind everyone how the history of the United States started. It must become a silent reproach to the modern-day American elites who have seriously diverged from the ideals that were made a foundation of American statehood,” Korovin told reporters.
    He also noted that activists should consider a separate petition calling on the US Congress to recognize the genocide of American Indians and to pass a law on the rehabilitation of Native Americans – which is necessary for the US “be done with this dark spot in their history.”

    “Without the repentance of US society it is impossible to talk about this country’s leadership. The United States now has no moral right to speak about the rights and freedoms of any ethnic groups,” he added.
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    Post  Werewolf on Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:13 am

    Fully aggree and support the Monument for native americans who were the factual real people subject to the biggest genocide in human history.
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    Post  sepheronx on Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:52 am

    Russians Pay Tribute to America's Favorite Nobel Peace Prize Winner
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    Early this morning in Moscow, a 30-foot flag featuring Barack Obama was raised to the top floor of a building across from the U.S. Embassy. In blood red letters, the word “KILLER” is stamped beneath the face of the president.

    The evening before, a laser display projected “Obama Killer #1” onto the U.S. Embassy itself.


    The party responsible for such anti-American productions is the Moscow-based “Glavplakat” art society, who issued a statement saying the banner was in response to the “U.S. Government’s plans to invade the territory of yet another sovereign state.”

    “The word ‘killer’ defines the 44th U.S. President, and is given to him because of his decision to send the infamous 101st Airborne Division into the Syrian conflict,” states Glavplakat. “Let’s keep in mind that this division carried out practically every U.S. military invasion in the last decade.”
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    Post  GarryB on Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:19 pm

    Just wait for them to squeal about that.... it is of course OK for the west to paint Putin as a dictator, KGB agent, thief, murderer and invader, but you can't do that to western leaders... it is just unamerican.

    You have to respect western leaders... no reason for that, you just have to.
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    Post  Grazneyar on Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:22 am

    The USS Donald Cooke has been 'buzzed' again. Not sure what the official Russian response is but the Americans are complaining there was a simulated attack. From point blank range !?! I thought Russian anti-ship missiles had a longer range that didn't require 'buzzing' the target. The only attack that they could have been simulating would be a Kamikaze attack or straffing run. Will wait for official response from the Russians to compare the narratives.

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