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Ukrainian Troops March To Regain Control Of Eastern Regions

Posted on April 15, 2014

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Ukraine’s acting president said Tuesday that a military operation to wrest control of cities in eastern Ukraine from pro-Russian militants has begun. Oleksandr Turchynov said that the “antiterrorist” operation began in the early morning hours in the northern Donetsk region, where the majority of the cities commandeered by pro-Russian forces are located. “Overnight, an antiterrorist […]

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Ukrainian Unrest Continues As Pro-Russian Citizen’s Riot

Posted on April 7, 2014

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Anti-government protesters calling for closer ties with Moscow seized regional government headquarters in two cities in Ukraine’s east on Sunday, in the most serious unrest there in the past month. Around 200 pro-Russian demonstrators broke into the government building in the industrial city of Donetsk, raising a Russian flag and demanding the local council call […]

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G-8 Down To G-7 As Leaders Exclude Russia From Meeting On Sanctions

Posted on March 25, 2014

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The world’s top industrial powers threatened further sanctions to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from taking over other parts of Ukraine and suspended Russia from participating in the Group of Eight. Meeting for the first time since last week’s annexation of Crimea by Russia, Group of Seven leaders said last night they won’t attend a […]

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Turkey Claims To Have Shot Down Syrian Plane After Border Violation

Posted on March 24, 2014

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Turkish fighter jets shot down a Syrian warplane after it violated Turkey’s airspace Sunday, Turkey’s prime minister said, in a move likely to ramp up tensions between the two countries already deeply at odds over Syria’s civil war. A spokesman for Syria’s military confirmed the incident, saying the plane was downed in Syrian airspace while […]

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Crimea Passes Vote To Secede From Ukraine, Likely Will Join Russia

Posted on March 17, 2014

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Russia gave its clearest signal yet Monday that it plans to move fast to annex Crimea, defying U.S. and European threats of sanctions a day after a referendum in the breakaway Ukrainian region to secede passed handily. The Moscow-backed leadership of Crimea wasted no time in formally asking to join Russia following the hastily called […]

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Crimea to Vote on Whether To Rejoin Russia

Posted on March 13, 2014

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As Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to meet his Russian counterpart in London for last-ditch talks Friday aimed at averting a rushed referendum on Crimea’s reincorporation into Russia, neither Russia nor the separatist authorities in Crimea show any sign of backing down. President Obama’s decision to send Kerry comes just two days after the […]

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Crimea Crisis Cools Off, Stocks Begin to Rally

Posted on March 4, 2014

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Russia’s ruble rebounded from a record low while stock-index futures in the U.S. and Europe advanced after a report that President Vladimir Putin had ordered troops back to bases after military exercises concluded amid tensions in Ukraine’s Crimea region. Gold fell with oil. The ruble strengthened 0.7 percent against the dollar at 7:23 a.m. in […]

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Robert Gates’ Duty: Too Little, Too Late, and Way Too Long

Written by Gary North on January 9, 2014

Robert Gates served as Secretary of Defense after the resignation of the total failure, Donald Rumsfeld. Bush kept Rumsfeld on until 2006. Bush got Robert Gates to sign on. That was Gates’ mistake. He signed on for the two-war death watch. Today, Al Qaeda occupies Fallujah. Yet one-third of America’s 4,500 troops who died in […]

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Doomsday Code: 00000000

Posted on January 6, 2014

By Karl Smallwood Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, that to minimize any foreseeable delay in launching a nuclear missile, for nearly two decades they intentionally set the launch codes at every […]

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