Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

Breitbart Oped: Obama’s Russian Hacking Shell Game

January 6th, 2017

It is interesting that President Barack Obama, who during eight years in office has, historically, been slow to act on international challenges, has moved quickly to impose sanctions upon Russia for alleged interference with the 2016 election. He moves well before a detailed investigation into the issue can be concluded.   Compare the timeline for the investigation

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Breitbart Oped: Flashback: Ted Kennedy Asked the Soviets for Help Putting a Democrat in the White House

August 16th, 2016

Last month, a comment made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s missing emails received mass media coverage—while overlooking an important point.   Trump’s off-the-cuff remark, referencing 30,000 emails Hillary failed to turn over to the U.S. State Department upon leaving office, was: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able

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Breitbart Oped: Russian Special Forces: Has ISIS Met It’s Fear Merchant Match?

November 9th, 2015

ISIS is a fear merchant. It depends heavily upon using fear to intimidate those opposed to it. In its high-publicized videos, legions of soulless bodies fill its ranks, regularly demonstrating limitless savagery in executing their enemies. Beheadings, burning prisoners alive, attaching bombs to babies to show new recruits how explosives rip a human body apart, running tanks over prisoners, etc.—no means

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Russia’s terrorist attack and the message for China

January 8th, 2014

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 7 (UPI) — Those responsible for the Dec. 28 and 29 terrorist attacks on a railway station and trolley bus in Volgograd, Russia, have yet to step forward — although their identity will come as no surprise. Once identified, China will need a 36-year plan to deal with a growing threat which,

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Israel and the Syrian chemical weapons deal

September 23rd, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 17 (UPI) — As a U.S. Marine going through basic training many decades ago, light humor occasionally came to the fore. Trainees approaching a safety pit to throw hand grenades for the first time confronted a straight-laced instructor barking instructions, concluding with the warning, “Remember, when the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade

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Russia’s judicial system and the Tower of Pisa — a shared fate awaits

March 27th, 2013

Published: March. 26, 2013 at 12:09 AM JAMES ZUMWALT || UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., March 26 (UPI) — It is fairly well accepted that President Vladimir Putin’s Russia is a democracy in name only. He controls the legislature, which passes laws aimed at giving him greater powers. He controls the police, who demonstrate a

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Has Morsi “Climbed on to the Roof?”

December 12th, 2012

JAMES ZUMWALT || UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., Dec. 11 (UPI) — HERNDON, Va., Dec. 11 (UPI) — The joke is told about a man asking a neighbor to check on his cat and elderly mother while he travels. Later, he called the neighbor to inquire about his cat. He was stunned when his

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Truth submerged in Russia again

July 18th, 2012

Published: July 17, 2012 at 6:30 AM JAMES ZUMWALT || UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., July 17 (UPI) — HERNDON, Va., July 17 (UPI) — On Aug. 12, 2000, while firing a practice torpedo in the Barents Sea, the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk suffered an explosion. It caused the submarine, with a crew of

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How Obama’s ‘reset’ button can still affect Putin

June 27th, 2012

Published: June 26, 2012 at 6:30 AM JAMES ZUMWALT || UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., June 26 (UPI) — HERNDON, Va., June 26 (UPI) — Perhaps the biggest waste of U.S. funds in the conduct of U.S. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy to date has been its smallest expenditure. Whatever the U.S. government paid

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Putin Putting Russia’s Fate in Iranian Hands?

February 21st, 2011

Published in Family Security Matters February 21, 2011 Rather than the January 24th suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport (that claimed 36 lives and wounded almost 200) giving rise to a soul searching by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, it has sadly given rise to hypocrisy on his part. Moscow’s investigation into the attack is still

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