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Key Russian oligarch in touch with Russia, Assad before mercenaries attacked US troops

Before a Russian mercenary attack on US and allied forces in Syria earlier this month, the Russian oligarch believed to control the mercenaries — a man who the US special counsel indicted last week — was “in close touch” with Russian and Syrian officials, The Washington Post reported Thursday evening. By –  Eli Watkins The Post, citing US intelligence reports, said intercepted communications showed the ...

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Sweden: The defense posture of a ‘peace nation’

“Step by step,” says the defense minister, Peter Hultqvist. “Step by step, we are developing our military capability.” (He might say redeveloping.) Sweden is adjusting to the new realities of the region. By – Jay Nordlinger  What region? Scandinavia? Sweden is indeed a Scandinavian country, along with its western neighbors, Norway and Denmark. Unlike them, Sweden is also a Baltic state, ...

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Inside Iran April 10, 2017

Overview Iran strongly condemned the American missile attack on Syria, vowing to continue supporting Syria in the struggle against terrorism. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Syrian president Bashar Assad that the attack served only to strengthen the terrorists. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called the American attack on Syria a “strategic mistake,” saying that the United States was repeating the mistakes ...

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US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

The US military dropped America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan Thursday, the first time this type of weapon has been used in battle, according to US officials. Via:  Barbara Starr A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the “mother of all bombs,” was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time, according to four US military ...

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Trump, Assad, Putin, And The Re-establishment Of American Credibility

President Trump’s action last night, striking with 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles a Syrian military airbase that had been the source of a chemical weapons attack against a rebel-controlled village on Tuesday, has not only punished Syrian dictator Bashar Assad for the use of chemical weapons, but put the broader region, and the rest of the world, on notice that the ...

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US Launches Airstrikes in Syria

The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian airfield in response to what it believes was Syria’s use of banned chemical weapons that killed at least 100 people, U.S. military officials told NBC News. Via:  Brünnhilde Two U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target — Ash Sha’irat ...

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President says US will act unilaterally if China does not pressure Pyongyang

Donald Trump has warned that the US will take unilateral action to eliminate the nuclear threat from North Korea unless China increases pressure on the regime in Pyongyang. Via: ft.com In an interview with the Financial Times, the US president said he would discuss the growing threat from Kim Jong Un’s nuclear programme with Xi Jinping when he hosts the Chinese president ...

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North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans

The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. Via: thehill.com False reassurance is given to the American people that North Korea has not “demonstrated” that it can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough for missile delivery, ...

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James Mattis: North Korea ‘Has Got to Be Stopped’

After years of North Korea thumbing its nose at the international community, on Friday Defense Secretary James Mattis appeared to signal enough was enough. Via: nbcnews.com “Right now, [North Korea] appears to be going in a very reckless manner … and that has got to be stopped,” Mattis said at a press conference in London. He didn’t give any details about ...

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Russian’s RT paid $45,000 for Flynn’s 2015 talk

RT, the Russian state-owned television network described by U.S. intelligence officials as “the Kremlin’s principal international propaganda outlet,” paid $45,386 for former Defense Intelligence Agency Director Michael Flynn to fly to Moscow to speak at its 10th anniversary celebration in December 2015, according to documents newly obtained by a congressional committee and provided to Yahoo News.  Via: yahoo.com At the Russian ...

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