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 »
America Toppled: Putin World’s Most Powerful Man (Again)
Vladimir Putin, the leader of Russia, a Noted American Adversary, tops Forbes’ list of most powerful people. Barack Obama, leader of what was and could be again the greatest nation on the face of the planet, the United States of America, is in third place. In second? Angela Merkel, leader of Germany. Did World War II and the Cold War even happen? Russian President Vladimir | 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 »
Barack Obama is Vladimir Putin’s Submissive Gimp
“Today we are seeing what leading from behind really means.”A story came out the other day that some beta males are now lecturing around the country that if you look too masculine it is unhealthy and potentially sexist. These guys who squat to pee really do not appreciate it when men behave like men and look like men. These are also Obama voters who have | Read More »
Putin’s Growing Influence in the Middle East
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Rob Tracinski to discuss the rise of Vladimir Putin in the Middle East, then Kevin Burgess talks about the need for more accountability from NFL refs, and Matt Lewis discusses the race for Speaker and the 2016 Democrat field.
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We can all relax for global politics are well in hand
It is incredibly worrisome to look around the world and see the troubles therein. As a denizen of this fine planet, I am often shocked and worried at the way the world is shaping up. Terror in the Middle East, downright chaos across the globe, and even at home things seem a little too intense for the U.S. It is only natural, then, for us | Read More »
Russia takes command of fight against ISIS in Syria
Russia has launched its first airstrikes against ISIS. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia suddenly escalated the stakes in his contest with the West over influence in the Middle East on Wednesday, as Russian pilots carried out their first airstrikes in Syria. Russian warplanes dropped bombs near the central city of Homs, according to American officials in Washington, who spoke on the condition of anonymity | 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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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 »
The Nation reverts to form
Last Friday marked the 70th anniversary of VE Day. It was a day marked by multiple commemorations across Europe. But the idiots at The Nation were not happy: Unfortunately, this opportunity has been squandered by President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and other Western leaders who have refused to participate in the May 9 celebrations in Moscow. Rather than acknowledge and honor the Soviet | Read More »