Obama’s Chairman of the Joint Chief nominee: Russia is an ‘existential threat’ to the United States
In the 2012 presidential debate between the congenitally smarmy and clownish Barack Obama and the hapless and fearful of offending Mitt Romney, Barack Obama leveled this charge against Romney: OBAMA: Governor Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that Al Qaida is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia, not Al Qaida; | Read More »
Greece on the Brink of Default
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Greek default on its IMF loans, the terrible unease of the Greek people and if Vladimir Putin could come to the rescue.
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From the ‘Didn’t Think That One Through’ Files: Gay and Trans Pair Decide To Join ISIS
This is either the story of the dumbest people on the planet, or the plot for a totally edgy sitcom that I cannot WAIT to watch. Except in either case, it’s bound to be cancelled pretty soon, and not with a happy ending According to the Daily Mail, a Russian “transsexual and her gay friend,” feeling oppressed in Russia and enamored of online ISIS propaganda | Read More »
Tech at Night: Preserving American stewardship of the Internet
We can’t hand oversight of the Internet over to Russia. Much like how the US Navy secures the world’s waterways, so too do we secure the free flow of information on the global Internet. So the DOTCOM Act by Senators Rubio, Thune, and others seeks to constrain the President’s ability to cede oversight of ICANN and IANA, fundamental Internet organizations. I hope the House passes | Read More »
Would Greek Exit Doom the Euro?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss D-day for Greece, what their exit from the Euro Zone would mean for the EU, and how Russia’s involvement could complicate the situation.
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The Chinese Riposte To Ecocide In The USSR
“To see older people suffering from lung cancer is not strange,” he said. “But for a girl who is only 14-years-old, it is very awful.” – A Chinese Physician People who are lost in the Late 20th Century continue to argue over whether Capitalism or Socialism would be better for the Earth’s environment. Christine Figueres, the UN Climate Chief, laments the fact that American Democracy | Read More »
Tech at Night: Weekend Update
Good post by Moe Lane on Edward Snowden and the Glenns Greenwald. Snowden is now outraged that NSA would target foreign (read: Russian) hackers. Gee, who’s paying his rent again?
Putin Signs Law to Shut Down “Undesirable” Organizations
I’ve spilled a good deal of digital ink here on RedState covering some of the worrying signs we’re seeing from Russia. The latest one is a law signed into effect by Vladimir Putin on Saturday that gives the Russian government the authority to shutter “undesirable” organizations. From an Associated Press report on the subject: President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Saturday giving prosecutors | Read More »
NATO foreign ministers meet to discuss Russian aggression
I’m thinking of giving up blogging. Maybe I’ve lived too long (there are many who would vote ‘yes’ on that question). Maybe the world has changed in ways that leaves me a stranger. I could handle homosexual marriage and the idea that some people think Obama is an “orator” and the notion that three lesbians could “marry” and do whatever it is they want to | Read More »
The NYT Caught the Clintons in a Lie on Uranium
My colleagues Moe Lane and streiff have done a great job covering how the Clintons have sold us to Russia when it comes to uranium. However, we now know even more damning information on the story. Namely, that the Clintons lied to the New York Times about the negotiations for the deal with the Kazakhstani state owned nuclear company Kazatomprom. The Blaze has written an | Read More »
Yesterday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 92% referred to Hillary Clinton as “yesterday’s candidate.” It is a theme he can use about Jeb Bush too as he tries to pivot. Rubio, like Bill Clinton in 1992, is campaigning on a bridge further into the 21st Century. As he does so, along with the other Republicans, Hillary “Madam Yesterday” Clinton is going to keep | Read More »
Know Who’s Pleased by Syriza’s Success in Greece? Vladimir Putin.
The success of Greece’s Coalition of the Radical Left, also known as Syriza, in the country’s parliamentary elections this past weekend is creating headaches for the European Union, but there’s at least one person in Europe who’s pleased with this development: Vladimir Putin. Russia’s Moscow Times minces no words with their headline “Greek Election Wins Putin a Friend in Europe”. The article is full of | Read More »
Russian official warns sanctions of “brink of war”
Russia’s elites have been feeling the bite of US sanctions coupled the the near halving of the price per barrel of oil. As the West starts to look at Russia more as a gigantic criminal enterprise rather than as a nation-state, everyone is becoming more comfortable with reducing economic ties to them. Naturally, those Russians at the top of the criminal oligopoly that runs Russia | Read More »
The Russians worked hard for this disaster, let them enjoy it
Russia is having as much fun as it can stand and it couldn’t happen to a nicer fascist kleptocracy. As it stands today the ruble is in a virtual freefall. And unlike the limited sanctions imposed by the West after Russia’s Ron-Paul sanctioned stripping of Crimea from Ukraine and its slow motion invasion of that nation, this is hitting the average Russian in a significant | Read More »
Tech at Night: Weekend Update
They say that after a fire in the US Embassy in Moscow during the Cold War, the Soviets loaded the whole building with bugs and the whole place was insecure after that. In that spirit, it makes a lot of sense that Google is getting out of Russia. It’s just not safe.