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Trump campaign says “Support our troops” and uses images of Russian fighter

| September 15, 2020 | 21 Comments
Trump campaign says “Support our troops” and uses images of Russian fighter

  Well this won’t help with the Russian collusion narrative… Someone at the Trump campaign, specifically the “Make America Great Again Committee” used the above stock photo. It’s available on Shuttterstock under the title “Military silhouettes of soldiers and airforce against the backdrop of sunset sky.” Anyone familiar with military aviation will recognize that those […]

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Putin Poisons Another Critic

| September 15, 2020 | 25 Comments
Putin Poisons Another Critic

The following is behind a paywall, otherwise, I’d just link to it instead of copying it to the net. There was also a brief reference to it on the evening news last night, as Navalny’s condition seems to be improving. You may recall that, two years ago, Sergei Skripal, one of Russia’s top intelligence agents, […]

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Russian Sub Toys With US Navy

| August 31, 2020 | 26 Comments
Russian Sub Toys With US Navy

Thanks to Skippy, we have even more news about how bold the Russians are getting to be these days. An unnamed Russian sub surfaced in Alaskan waters. (It is not the sub pictured below, sorry.) The Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine K-266 Orel. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)   From the article: ANCHORAGE, […]

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Russian Su-27 Flankers intercept US B-52, then fly in front of the BUFF dangerously close

| August 31, 2020 | 17 Comments
Russian Su-27 Flankers intercept US B-52, then fly in front of the BUFF dangerously close

Video was released yesterday that shows a Russian fighter jet, a Sukhoi Su-27 “Flanker” intercept a B-52. This happens all the time, but this one was much closer. The fighter waggles his wings, then darts in front of the big mid-century bomber. This reminds me of the 2001 Hainan Island Incident when a Chinese J-8 […]

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US / Russian forces clash in Syria

| August 27, 2020 | 13 Comments
US / Russian forces clash in Syria

Skippy sends us this news about a clash in Syria between US and Russian forces. That headline is a tad misleading. A “clash” usually means someone shot at someone else, or picked a fight in person and the other guy beat his ass.  This comes off more like schoolyard bullying, where the class dork goes […]

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Russians release video of Tsar Bomba denotation

| August 25, 2020 | 24 Comments
Russians release video of Tsar Bomba denotation

Tsar Bomba is the informal name given to the largest thermonuclear bomb ever detonated. Bursting with a yield estimated around 50 megatons (i.e. 50 million tons of TNT), it far surpasses the largest American explosion (Castle Bravo at 15MT). The Russian nuclear agency Rosatom has released a regarding the bomb, including never before seen footage […]

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Former Green Beret charged with spying for Russia

| August 23, 2020 | 26 Comments
Former Green Beret charged with spying for Russia

A former US Army Special Forces soldier has been charged in federal court with spying on behalf of the Russian intelligence agency GRU. His alleged spying dates back to 1996, before he enlisted, and lasted until 2011. He took multiple trips to Russia, including when he was on leave from the Army. Debbins first visited […]

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Update on Russia and Its Submarines

| August 22, 2020 | 18 Comments
Update on Russia and Its Submarines

Russian nuclear submarine Dmitry Donskoy sails under the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark on its way to Saint Petersburg, July 21, 2017. Scanpix Denmark/Sarah Christine Noergaard via Reuters About Russian subs: are they trying to poke the lion? Again? After all these years? They’re doing a lot of maneuvering in the Atlantic, have been for several […]

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