Putin shut down a power grid last month. This is why we need NSA and CISA.
Imagine going without power for 6 hours in the dead of winter, 2 days before Christmas, because some foreign power wanted to poke at your country. That’s what Putin’s minions did to 8,000 folks in Ukraine on December 23 last month, and if you think American energy firms, living fat and happy on local monopolies, are better equipped to fight these attacks… hahahahaha.
Bill de Blasio apes Vladimir Putin with New York City law
In 2013 the Russians passed a law, signed by Vladimir Putin, banning speech deemed to be ‘propaganda’ about homosexuality. This law has, of course, drawn criticism worldwide from leftists. Not for the censorship, but for being ‘anti-gay.’ Well now we know why. New York City is passing its own censorship law, just going the other way with respect to “nonconfirmity” and “gender identity.”
Syria Is Putin’s Spanish Civil War
Let me start by saying that there is no such thing as a perfect parallel in history. People, terrain, technology, politics are all ephemeral. On the other hand, there are threads that can sometimes be identified. One of those threads, I would contend, is that there is a very rough and imprecise symmetry between Russia’s actions today and the actions of Hitler’s Germany. I don’t | Read More »
Russia’s Meddling in the Middle East
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Dakota Wood from the Heritage Foundation is here to talk about Russia’s escalated moves in Syria. Then Melissa Quinn gives us an update on Obamacare repeal efforts in the Senate. Finally, Leah Jessen from the Daily Signal illustrates some of the many wasteful government programs funded by your taxpayer dollars.
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Turkey Shoots Down Russian Jet
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Jim Carafano to discuss Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet and what that means for tensions in the region. Then Dennis Greene and I talk about the football offerings on Thanksgiving. Then David Harsanyi discusses American’s view on climate change, finally Melissa Quinn tells us how Samaritan’s Purse is helping refugees in Europe.
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Turkey Shoots Down Russian Military Jet
Yesterday, a Russian SU-24, a knock-off of the now retired F-111, was shot down over Turkey. The details are unclear. Russia is claiming it was moping along over Syria, minding its own business, and was shot down by ground fire. The Turks tell a different story: A Turkish military statement said the plane entered Turkish airspace over the town of Yayladagi, in Hatay province. “On | Read More »
Marco Rubio is right. Rand Paul seeks to weaken a nation.
We all love to look at the Clinton Foundation’s donors. Even Rand Paul says that foreign donations are thinly-veiled bribes to the Clintons. So why don’t we look at the donations going to Ron Paul, which he is hiding from public scrutiny? Given that the elder Paul has been defending Russia, don’t we have to question just why this is, and just how much money is | Read More »
Putin joins the EU in declaring war on American data centers
Traditionally the US has been the world’s powerhouse for Internet data centers. We are the global hub of the Internet, and people put servers here. That’s been great for freedom on the Internet, since we don’t censor and strongarm like other countries do. Well, thanks to Edward Snowden’s propaganda, that’s changing. Russia is demanding that data be stored in Russia, where Putin can gain control, | Read More »
Defense Contractors Used Russian Coders For Classified Projects
At least two major Defense contractors outsourced the writing of code for communications applications to Russians, working for Russian companies and located in Russia. The Pentagon was tipped off in 2011 by a longtime Army contractor that Russian computer programmers were helping to write computer software for sensitive U.S. military communications systems, setting in motion a four-year federal investigation that ended this week with a | Read More »
Obama’s Syrian Strategy Laughed At By Our Allies
Ever since Vladimir Putin intervened in Syria to save his client, Bashar Assad, and thereby save Russian face, the Obama administration has been at a loss for how to react. They don’t have the guts to confront Putin in any meaningful way — his entire regime is an ongoing criminal conspiracy an could justifiably be shut off from Western travel and access to Western banks | Read More »
Putin’s Next Play
As I noted yesterday, Putin may be very opportunistic in his actions — something that has led the administration to gravely underestimate him — but he has a very steady strategic purpose in increasing Russian influence, creating a ring of buffer states, and sabotaging US and EU initiatives as a way of making Russia the more attractive ally. Putin is now in Syria because he | Read More »
James Clapper, Carl von Clausewitz, Vladimir Putin and why Russia is winning
As I’ve noted, the Obama administration, after having been humiliated by Russia’s Vladimir Putin at virtually every turn has resorted to telling anyone who still listens to them that Putin is in over his head, doesn’t know what he’s doing, bogged down, due for defeat, etc. etc. Today James Clapper, our Director of National Intelligence, was the latest administration luminary to make the claim: Moscow’s escalating | Read More »
Obama administration thinks Putin isn’t all that bright
Under the Obama administration we’ve seen American foreign policy reduced to internet trolling. The State Department opposed Russian adventurism in Ukraine with a Twitter campaign: The administration reacted to the mass kidnapping and sexual enslavement of young girls in Nigeria with a Twitter campaign (I have to admit that she looks scary enough for many to consider releasing their sex slaves and laying down their | Read More »
Despite administration denials, Russian ground attack is succeeding
Last week forces allied with Syria strongman Bashar Assad kicked off their offensive with the aid of Russian air support. The administration was quick to proclaim this was going to be a quagmire for the Russians and result in ‘blowback.’ Right on schedule, left wing media began toeing the administration line: Assad’s first big Russia-backed campaign is not going well This, by the way, written by the | Read More »
Confirmed: Cuban forces arriving in Syria
Yesterday, the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies reported that Cuban soldiers were in Syria: The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies has received information that General Leopoldo Cintra Frias, Head of the Cuban Armed Forces, visited Syria recently leading a group of Cuban military personnel sent by Cuba in support of Syria’s dictator Assad and Russian involvement in that country. The Cuban | Read More »