Post by TsarSamuil on Apr 17, 2018 13:39:11 GMT -5
Leader of ISIS cell supporters blows himself up to avoid arrest in Russia.
RT.com 17 Apr, 2018 09:08
The leader of a terrorist cell, which had connections to the jihadist group Islamic State, has killed himself with an improvised explosive device in order to avoid being arrested, Russian law enforcement said.
The cell was planning bomb and gun attacks in Russia’s Rostov region, but was identified and thwarted before they could act, the Federal Security Service (FSB) reported on Tuesday.
FSB troops conducted a raid against the group, its press service told Russian media. The cell leader was killed when he detonated a homemade bomb. Three of his accomplices are now in custody.
The cell was preparing attacks based on orders it was receiving from the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Syria, the report said.
Last week, FSB chief Aleksandr Bortnikov reported thwarting six terrorist attacks this year, half of which were planned to coincide with last month’s presidential election.
Post by TsarSamuil on Apr 25, 2018 13:31:01 GMT -5
Germany 'Helped the Ottoman Empire to Carry Out Armenian Genocide'
Sputnik MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 18:00 06.04.2018
Many of the weapons used by the Ottoman Empire to carry out the Armenian genocide were from Germany, according to a new report. Germany and Turkey were allies during World War I, on the opposite side to Russia, Britain and France.
The report's author, Wolfgang Landgraeber, said Prussian military advisers to the Ottoman army also provided the "ideological foundations" for the massacre.
"German officers who served in Turkish-Ottoman military staff actively helped carry out individual murders. The majority of the aggressors were armed with Mauser rifles or carbines, the officers with Mauser pistols," according to the report by Global Net — Stop the Arms Trade (GN-STAT).
Around 1.5 million ethnic Armenians were killed between 1915 and 1917 but Turkey has always denied it was genocide and said those who perished were simply collateral damage and not part of any deliberate effort to annihilate them.
When the war broke out the Ottoman Empire decided to side with Germany, largely for strategic reasons because Tsarist Russia was expanding Moscow's influence in the Caucasus region.
The Ottoman Empire was Muslim while Russia was a Christian power and the Armenians, as one of the empire's few non-Muslim minorities, immediately fell under suspicion and were suspected of being a fifth column supporting Russia.
The new report gives great detail about how the Kaiser's Germany, and some of its biggest companies, left their bloody fingerprints on the genocide.
Germany's biggest gun manufacturer, Mauser, supplied the Ottoman Empire with millions of rifles and pistols and Krupp — the forerunner of industrial giant ThyssenKrupp — supplied artillery pieces which were used to blast away at Armenian fighters holding out on the Musa Dagh mountain in 1915.
The report also relays eyewitness accounts by German officers who were embedded with their Turkish allies in eastern Anatolia.
Major Graf Eberhard Wolffskehl, who was serving as chief of staff to Fahri Pasha, an Ottoman commander, witnessed an assault on the large Armenian community in the city of Urfa in October 1915.
Armenians Killed as They Sheltered in a Church
"They had occupied the houses south of the church in numbers," Major Wolffskehl, referring to the Armenians, wrote in a letter to his wife.
"When our artillery fire struck the houses and killed many people inside, the others tried to retreat into the church itself. But they had to go around the church across the open church courtyard. Our infantry had already reached the houses to the left of the courtyard and shot down the people fleeing across the church courtyard in piles. All in all the infantry, which I used in the main attack acquitted itself very well and advanced very dashingly."
"The question of who actually supplied the weapons, not only for the genocide but also for the First World War in Turkey, no one has really addressed that question before, and to what extent German officers took part in murders by actually picking up the rifles and firing them themselves — that wasn't known before," said Mr. Landgraeber.
In 2015 Germany's then President Joachim Gauck acknowledged his country was partly responsible for the Armenian genocide.
GN-STAT is also working on a report into Heckler & Koch's deal to sell guns to several corrupt police forces in Mexico, where they were sold on to narcotics cartels.
Post by TsarSamuil on Apr 25, 2018 23:52:36 GMT -5
ISIS terrorist plotted bombing of local security service HQ in Russia, killed by FSB.
RT.com 21 Apr, 2018 13:00
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has killed an ISIS terrorist who plotted an attack on its local HQ and an administrative building in Stavropol. Agents recovered a firearm, IED components, and an ISIS flag from the scene.
The FSB operatives attempted to arrest the suspected terrorist in the southern Russian region of Stavropol on Saturday. The perpetrator, however, resisted and engaged in a firefight with law enforcement, receiving a fatal wound, the FSB press service said.
The terrorist plotted an attack on a local office of the FSB and a Stavropol government building, “using firearms and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).”
The agents recovered a sawed-off 16-gauge shotgun, a large knife, IED components, and an Islamic State flag (IS, formerly ISIS). A written pledge of allegiance to IS and plans regarding the government and FSB HQ buildings were also found at the scene.
The FSB did not provide any details on the terrorist’s identity, stating only that an investigation was underway.
In a separate development, a large-scale counter-terrorism operation was staged in the town of Derbent, in the Russian republic of Dagestan. A group of militants was reportedly blocked by FSB and police operatives in a residential building, while other reports suggested that another militant group was intercepted while travelling across Derbent in a car. Nine militants were killed during the operation, Russia’s Anti-terrorism committee confirmed. One special operative was slightly wounded during the gun battle as well.
The counter-terrorism operations came only a few days after another major terrorist cell was busted by the FSB in Rostov Region. Three IS-linked terrorists, who plotted gun and bomb attacks, were captured. The leader of the cell, however, blew himself up with a homemade bomb when law enforcement tried to detain him.
Robots & APCs: Anti-terrorist units eliminate nine militants in Russia’s Dagestan (VIDEO)
RT.com 21 Apr, 2018 21:39
Operatives of the Federal Security Service (FSB) deployed a tiny machinegun-wielding robot along with armored vehicles as they engaged with a group of terrorists in Russia’s southern republic of Dagestan, killing nine of them.
Russia’s anti-terrorism committee has released a short video in the aftermath of the large-scale operation, in the Dagestan city of Derbent. The short footage features armored FSB trucks and an armored personnel carrier (APC) engaging the militants, who were holed up in a residential building.
At one point the operatives even deployed a tiny machinegun-wielding robot, which also took part in battling the suspects, who violently resisted the security forces. A large fire broke out in the building during the operation.
In total, nine militants were killed in Derbent in two separate firefights, the committee reports. One special operative was slightly wounded during the operation. It remained unclear if any of the militants were detained by security forces. The militants were plotting to commit terrorist attacks in the town, during the upcoming celebrations of the early May holidays, the committee said.
Post by TsarSamuil on Apr 26, 2018 11:15:07 GMT -5
Armenian PM Sargsyan resigns after week of mass protests.
RT.com 23 Apr, 2018 12:40
Pressured by mass protests in the capital, Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan has resigned from office. This apparently seals a victory for opposition forces behind the protest.
Demonstrations against Sargsyan, who served as president for a decade before being elected to his new office by the Armenian parliament last week, erupted on April 13. Ahead of the vote, several opposition MPs organized rallies against Sargsyan, accusing him of usurping power.
The leaders of the protests, MPs Nikol Pashinyan, Ararat Mirzoyan and Sasun Mikaelyan, were arrested on Sunday amid a police crackdown on a rally disrupting traffic in the capital, Yerevan. Before that, the prime minister met with Pashinyan, but the encounter lasted for only a few minutes and essentially amounted to the opposition leader demanding the Sargsyan’s resignation. The government threatened to strip the trio of their legal immunity and prosecute, but made a U-turn on Monday.
“I am addressing to you as the leader of the state for the last time. Nikol Pashinyan was right and I was wrong. There are several possible decisions in this situation, but I won’t take those,” Sargsyan said in an address to the nation. “I am resigning from office.”
The protests in Armenia have been mostly non-violent with some exceptions, although they have caused disruption. The opposition’s strategy from the start was to block traffic and otherwise create problems for the administration of the capital. Clashes between the protesters and the police occasionally erupted when law enforcement tried to clear streets blocked by rallies, as was the case with Sunday’s crackdown that ended with the arrests of the three leaders and over 200 other people. The police would normally release those detained shortly after arrest.
Before Sargsyan resigned on Monday, an estimated 50 unarmed soldiers from a unit stationed in Yerevan were filmed joining the civilian crowds. The country’s Defense Ministry threatened to discipline them, saying that the service members violated military regulations and the principle of the army’s neutrality in politics.
Mass protests grip Armenian capital despite PM Sargsyan’s resignation (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT.com 25 Apr, 2018 17:22
Massive opposition rallies continue to grip the Armenian capital of Yerevan despite Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who was president for several consecutive years, giving in to protesters’ demands and stepping down this week.
The protests continued into the second week in Yerevan, with smaller rallies taking place in Gyumri, the country’s second-largest city. On Wednesday, multiple demonstrators flooded downtown Yerevan and disrupted traffic around the government quarters.
Protesters directed their anger at Serzh Sargsyan, who already served as the prime minister of Armenia twice and was the third president of Armenia. He was again elected as prime minister in April 2018. The opposition accused him of a “power grab” and demanded that he step down.
On Monday, six days after taking office, Sargsyan resigned, saying the opposition – led by MP Nikol Pashinyan – “was right and I was wrong.” He added that there were “several possible decisions in this situation, but I won’t take those.” The resignation was celebrated by the protesters as a major victory in the political standoff.
Amid renewed rallies on Wednesday, police deployed additional officers to protect the main government buildings as well as the office of the ruling Armenian Republican Party, of which Serzh Sargsyan and the acting Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan are members.
As the protests linger, Karapetyan said the government is considering holding snap elections, suggesting that Pashinyan will be able to run for the Prime Minister’s office. Meanwhile, the opposition leader said that he met with some EU diplomats, adding that he is also willing to talk to Russian and American ambassadors in the days to come.
Earlier, Pashinyan said the opposition forces are neither pro-Western, nor pro-Russian. “We are not going to develop ties with anyone at the expense of ties with other countries … Ties with the EU, Russia and the US are important to us,” he said.
Russia, which has a sizeable military base in Armenia and has enjoyed close ties with the country since the collapse of the Soviet Union, said it is following the events there. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow hopes that “our Armenian friends would be able to settle the situation and come up with … a consensus shortly.”
The protests in Armenia have been mostly non-violent with some exceptions, although they have caused disruption to traffic and public services in the capital. There were occasional clashes between the protesters and the police that erupted when law enforcement tried to clear streets blocked by rallies. On Sunday, three opposition leaders, including Pashinyan, and over 200 other people were arrested, but they were reported to have been promptly released by police.
Armenian protesters block traffic, railways & airport as protest leader loses PM bid.
RT.com 2 May, 2018 07:33
Anti-government protesters disrupted traffic in Armenia’s capital, blocking railways and roads leading to Yerevan International Airport, after the parliament voted against opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan’s bid for interim PM.
Protesters managed to block streets connecting downtown Yerevan to residential districts, disrupting transportation in Armenia’s capital, footage from the scene shows. Yerevan’s metro system has also been paralyzed as demonstrators sit on the tracks, preventing trains from passing.
Meanwhile, protesters disrupted traffic on a road leading to Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport, located just 12km from the center of the city. Consequently, some passengers had to go the rest of the way on foot in order to catch their flights, according to Sputnik news agency.
Railway services have also been disrupted all across the country amid the demonstrations, a spokesman for South Caucasus Railways confirmed to Interfax. Some other highways, including the one connecting the country to neighboring Georgia, were also reportedly blocked by the opposition.
In Gyumri, Armenia’s second-largest city, the protests escalated into a takeover of government buildings. Demonstrators broke into the mayor’s office, demanding that he join the opposition movement. Levon Barsegyan, one of the protest leaders, said the opposition was in control of most government premises in the city, TASS reports.
The protests renewed after Armenian protest leader Nikol Pashinyan failed to obtain the position of prime minister on Tuesday, and called for a nationwide strike for Wednesday morning – urging supporters to blockade roads, railways and the airport. Following heated debate in parliament, the 42-year-old opposition candidate received only 45 of the 53 votes needed to secure a majority in the 105-seat chamber.
Massive opposition rallies continued to grip the Armenian capital despite Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who was president for several consecutive years, giving in to protesters’ demands and stepping down last Monday.
Sargsyan was appointed as PM by the parliament on April 17 but was forced to resign amid protests less than a week later, saying the opposition led by Pashinyan “was right and I was wrong.”
Nevertheless, Pashinyan has insisted on electing what he called “the candidate of the people” to oversee the snap elections due to his distrust of the ruling Armenian Republican Party and the acting Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan. Notably, while Pashinyan has secured the support of several opposition factions, his own Yelk faction has only nine seats in parliament.
The acting prime minister, Karen Karapetyan, has called on all political forces to come to the table and resolve the crisis in a “civilized” way, urging them to show “will, determination and flexibility.” Karapetyan stressed that “the prime minister could only be elected by the parliament in accordance with the constitution.”
Last Edit: May 3, 2018 13:05:18 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
FSB prevents string of ‘high-profile’ Moscow terrorist attacks (VIDEO)
RT.com 27 Apr, 2018 15:14
Russian security services detained four members an Islamic State “sleeper cell,” which had been planning a series of “high-profile” attacks in the Moscow region. The group is said to have been coordinated from Syria.
The arrested Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) members arrived from the city of Noviy Urengoy in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area and intended to carry out attacks under guidance received from Syria, the FSB’s press service told Russian media on Thursday. It noted that the terrorists had communicated through Telegram messenger, which was recently blocked in Russia.
While the arrest took place in March, the FSB and police detained 20 terrorist accomplices in a joint raid in Noviy Urengoy on Wednesday. Security officers seized a cache of extremist literature and videos containing IS propaganda.
FSB footage show operatives storming what appears to be a building supply store and an apartment, ordering men inside to get on the floor. Another clip depicts masked officers escorting a detained man from a plane at Tyumen Airport.
Last Edit: May 3, 2018 14:58:07 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
RAW: FSB detains alleged ISIS cell members in Yaroslavl, Russia.
RT May 4, 2018
The Russian Federal Security Service released footage on Friday showing the detention of five alleged members of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, who were reportedly planning terror attacks in some of the Russian regions.
Putin Has Shown Weakness in Armenia and Syria - His Credibility Is Collapsing.
"since the Ukrainian crisis of 2013-2014, to many observers of the Russian scene it was clear that Putin was not a master strategist who plots his moves well ahead of his opponents. ... At best he is a manager who keeps divergent forces within Moscow’s power structure in balance, rather than a statesman."
RI Srdja Trifkovic Fri, May 4, 2018
The author is a Serbian-American writer on international affairs and foreign affairs editor for the paleoconservative magazine Chronicles.
Tens of thousands of Armenians converged on the capital Yerevan on Wednesday morning, blocking roads and government buildings in protest over the ruling party’s reluctance to transfer power in the country to opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan.
Protesters said they would stay on the streets for as long as it takes to oust the ruling Republican Party and install Pashinyan as prime minister. Apparently it worked: by the end of the day Pashinyan announced that all parties would support his bid for power, and called for an end to protests. “The issue has practically been solved,” he told the cheering crowd at a rally in Yerevan. “All [parliamentary] factions say they will support my candidacy.”
The regime-change operation in Armenia has been a textbook color revolution every step of the way, tried and tested in Belgrade (2000), Tbilisi (2003), and most notably Kiev (2004, repeated 2014). There is a significant difference, however. Unlike Serbia, Georgia or Ukraine, Armenia is a formal ally of the Russian Federation, a member of the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEC)—two pillars of President Vladimir Putin’s presumed geopolitical strategy. Significantly, Armenia also hosts a major Russian military base in Gyumri, leased until 2044, which the current government’s defense minister Vigen Sargasyan described last year as “a vital component of our country’s national security system.”
Armenia is déjà vu all over again. “Envision people from all walks of life—students, teachers, workers, artists, journalists, clergy, soldiers—smiling, laughing, and hugging one another,” a friendly observer gushed. “A sea of flags . . . fills the square, and taxi drivers are honking their horns and popping champagne. The atmosphere is stirring and electric! These are ordinary people who stood up for transparent and accountable government. They mobilized to fight for a cause from a grassroots level, and they eventually won against almost impossible odds.”
Unsurprisingly, the “ordinary people” interviewed for major Western networks just happened to be young, well-groomed, fluent English-speakers. Initially they demanded the resignation of recently appointed prime minister Serzh Sargasyan, who had been Armenia’s president for a decade before arranging—contrary to earlier promises—the sideways move to the new post, which would let him keep old power. In the early days of protests Sargsyan appears to have expected support and advice from Moscow, and—failing to get it—resigned on April 23 with a strangely worded statement: “The street movement is against my tenure. I am fulfilling your demand.” But his admission of defeat no longer satisfied the protesters, however, who shifted their demand to an outright regime change, i.e. immediate transfer of power to Pashinyan.
The demand was hardly in line with the protesters’ claim to revere “democracy.” Described as “a muckraking journalist turned politician,” Pashinyan has modest electoral credentials. His Way Out Alliance won just under 8 percent of votes in Armenia’s 2017 parliamentary election, the legitimacy of which has not been disputed, and currently has only nine deputies in the country’s 105-seat national assembly. “Way Out” is a classic “pro-Western, pro-EU,” self-avowedly liberal party, intricately linked to a tight network of foreign-supported NGOs. It is opposed to Armenia’s membership of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Collective Security Treaty Organization, and has been fiercely critical of what it regards as the current government’s excessive reliance on Moscow.
The script was familiar in every detail, including the unwillingness (or inability) of the Kremlin to anticipate and influence events. “In general, Russia acted with incredible caution,” noted a protest-friendly Armenian analyst, which is to say that Russia remained invisible. There was nothing “incredible” about the Kremlin’s inertia, however: Moscow was equally unable or unwilling to exert influence in other color revolution theaters, most notably in Ukraine in 2014. When an openly Russophobic regime came to power in Kiev after the February coup d’etat, Putin merely warned of the “tragic consequences of the wave of so-called color revolutions.”
As we now see, his warning was purely rhetorical. Four years later, with the same old scenario unfolding, he did nothing to prevent the reprise in Armenia—even though its objective was to topple the lawful government of a country (one of very few), which has entered both a military and an economic alliance with the Russian Federation.
Putin’s apologists in the Russian media and elsewhere were quick to claim that the change in Yerevan would not mean much in geopolitical terms, supposedly because its causes were “purely internal and any future government would need to rely on Russian protection against Turkey and/or Azerbaijan. With the same dismissive indolence, pro-government media have hardly taken note of the decision of Kazakhstan to discard Cyrillic and adopt Latin as the national language script. They consistently ignore the signs of estrangement of Belarus, where President Lukashenka is quietly trying to make himself grudgingly acceptable to the West . . . just as Montenegro’s Milo Djukanovic had successfully done in the waning days of Milosevic’s power.
If the remaining two non-Russian members of the EAEC go, and the writing is on the wall, there will be literally nothing left. Moscow seems to display an extraordinary degree of complacency in areas Russia regards as safely within its historic sphere of influence, foreign affairs analyst James Jatras warns, even though the West—and especially the United States—explicitly rejects such assignment:
“The neglect Russia showed toward Ukraine after 1991 is now revealed to have been replicated in Belarus, Armenia, and Kazakhstan. After they’re ‘flipped,’ what does Russia have left except its own territory? Then Russia itself will be treated with no greater respect by the authors of regime change operations. As I have pointed out recently, Russia really IS America’s No. 1 enemy (as per Mitt Romney’s assessment), if ‘America’ means the ruling establishment, which is totally united in its Russophobia.”
It is not coincidental that the Armenian operation came in the immediate aftermath of Russia’s display of weakness in Syria, after the false flag operation in Douma (April 8) and the ensuing bombing of Syrian government targets by the United States, Britain and France (April 14). Putin has been indecisive and weak throughout the crisis, I concluded in these pages two days later, doing nothing after his senior officers repeatedly warned of a forthcoming stage-managed atrocity leading to a Western attack, and leaving Bashar al Assad’s air-defense units to their own modest devices.
On April 16 Putin merely reinforced the impression of weakness when he said that yet another such attack on his nominal Syrian ally would “cause chaos.” Predictably, this has prompted the Russophobic full-spectrum hegemonists in Washington (and their minions in London) to demand decisive escalation, because “Putin has blinked” and “Russia has shown itself to be a paper tiger.” One predictable consequence is that Assistant Secretary for Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell, during his visit to Kiev and Tbilisi, urged Russia to “withdraw troops from Georgia” (meaning Abkhazia and South Ossetia, an utterly impossible demand) and expressed support for both Ukraine’s and Georgia’s bid to join NATO.
Eventually the Russians may be forced to respond to ever-escalating provocations. The price of their current appeasement will be a radically reduced maneuvering space, however, and therefore an exponentially greater danger of lethal escalation. Part of the problem, according to an astute British analyst of Serbian origin, is that Russia simply does not understand soft power, its economy is about the size of Spain’s, its nuclear arsenal is useless in localized power ploys, its conventional forces have not impressed anybody, and Putin is too frightened of confronting the West except when things threaten to go over the top (Georgia 2008, Crimea 2014): “Russia is not behaving like a superpower because it isn’t one.”
An additional sign of disorientation and utter feebleness in the Kremlin is the news that former finance minister Alexei Kudrin will be brought back to “mend fences with the West” in order to revive Russia’s economy. Kudrin has repeatedly said that unless Russia makes her political system more democratic and ends its confrontation with Europe and the United States, she will not be able to achieve economic growth. Russia’s fifth-columnists were exalted: “If Kudrin joined the administration or government, it would indicate that they have agreed on a certain agenda of change, including in foreign policy, because without change in foreign policy, reforms are simply impossible in Russia,” said Yevgeny Gontmakher . . . who works with a civil society organization set up by Mr. Kudrin. “It would be a powerful message, because Kudrin is the only one in the top echelons with whom they will talk in the west and towards whom there is a certain trust.”
Putting Kudrin—an opponent of de-dollarization and an upholder of the Washington Consensus—in charge of Russia’s international outreach would be equal to putting Bill Clinton in charge of a girls' school. It would mark Putin’s de facto collapse as a leader. We shall know very soon. Either way, if anyone wondered what the approach to Russia would be from Bolton and Pompeo, we now know: they will play very hard ball with Putin, regardless of what he does (or doesn’t do), and with carefree readiness to risk an eventual snap.
Last but not least, over the past four weeks Israel has acted in a manner almost calculated to humiliate Putin. “Russia blames Israel for strikes on Syrian base,” the Western media reported on April 9, and Russia was right—Israeli jets did pound Syria’s T-4 facility near Homs, killing 14 people, seven of them Iranians, and turning the base to rubble. Israel did not officially declare that its aircraft attack the base at Tiyas, but Israeli military sources confirmed it. Calmly and deliberately, the government in Jerusalem thus ended its “deconfliction” arrangement with Russia which was negotiated between Putin and Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in September 2015. The agreement gave Israel a free hand against weapons transfers from Iran to Hezbollah, and allowed continued Israeli deterrence on its northern border.
Putin responded meekly, literally pleading with Netanyahu on April 12 to refrain from further action in Syria. The response from Israel could hardly have been more harsh and offensive. Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman announced on April 25 that Israel would be prepared to strike at any S-300 missile defense system in Syria threatening Israeli planes. This effectively means that Israel declared its readiness to attack Russian-operated systems if they are not granted a free run, since Moscow had abided by its decision—made originally at Israel’s request!—not to send the S-300 to Bashar’s forces. As if to make the point, Israeli jets mounted a massive attack on another Syrian military base near Hama on April 29, allegedly destroying 200 Iranian missiles and killing over 20 military personnel. Yet again Russia did nothing (verbal condemnations and warnings are no longer worthy of mention). As a Washington insider told me, the war hawks inside the Beltway are delighted:
“When all is said and done, Israel is behaving as a world power, and Russia isn’t. With its strikes in Syria and threats against Russia and Iran, Israel—backed up by the U.S.—feels free to act with impunity. Moscow meanwhile restrains itself under some fictive notion of ‘partnership’ with western powers. This only spurs further provocations under the expectation, based on experience to date, that it is cost-free.”
The interventionists believe that it is now time to take advantage of Putin’s weakness by chasing the Russians out of Syria altogether, reopening the Ukrainian front, completing the regime change in Armenia, and encouraging the implosion of the remnant of the Russian-led security and economic alliances. My prediction is that they will also sabotage the FIFA World Cup, which is due to be held in Russia June 14 – July 15, by encouraging their proxies to stage another false-flag operation (which will be blamed on Moscow directly), or to carry out a terrorist attack on one of the competition’s venues.
Ever since the second Ukrainian crisis erupted in the winter of 2013-2014, to many observers of the Russian scene it was clear that Putin was not a master strategist who plots his moves well ahead of his opponents. As I noted here during my visit to Moscow a month ago, after 18 years in power he has been shockingly unable to sort out the structural deficiencies of Russia’s economy, which is still dominated by corrupt oligarchs and globalist fifth-columnists. At best he is a manager who keeps divergent forces within Moscow’s power structure in balance, rather than a statesman.
Over the past three weeks his credibility has been deeply eroded. It is uncertain whether he can regain it—belatedly acting more like Churchill than Chamberlain—and thus make the danger of nuclear holocaust less acute.nment buildings in protest over the ruling party’s reluctance to transfer power in the country to opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan.
Protesters said they would stay on the streets for as long as it takes to oust the ruling Republican Party and install Pashinyan as prime minister.
Pundits Agree: Russia’s Foreign Policy in Near Abroad Was Disastrous, Loss of Ukraine a Wake-up Call.
Vesti News Apr 30, 2018
Sergey Mikheyev, top political analyst: "All the objectives, from political to economic ones, depend on the model of the Russian economy. I'm convinced that a liberal market economy is unable to accomplish any of those objectives."
Last Edit: May 6, 2018 11:52:37 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan, who organized street protests in the Armenian capital last month, has been elected the new prime minister by the parliament. He had threatened more protests otherwise.
Pashinyan was elected by a vote of 59-42 by the parliament in the Tuesday election in the 105-seat legislature, according to Interfax. His previous attempt to secure the office last week failed when he received only 45 of the 53 votes necessary.
He responded with renewed street protests, pressuring the ruling Republican Party to pledge that several of its MPs would vote for him in the next election.
The 42-year-old charismatic politician seized a chance to get the most powerful office in Armenia by rallying public rage against his predecessor, Serzh Sargsyan, who previously served as Armenia’s president. Under his term the country changed its political system from presidential to parliamentary. Sargsyan reneged on his promise not to seek the newly empowered PM’s seat, sparking mass demonstrations in capital Yerevan.
Riding the wave of the protest, Pashinyan not only pressured Sargsyan into retirement days after his election as prime minister, but also seized the office for himself. Pashinyan insists he will not stick to the position for longer than necessary to pass political liberalization reforms and said he will be the “people’s prime minister”.
Pashinyan previously stated that he does not seek to change Armenia’s foreign policy in any radical way. The country is landlocked between four countries, including Azerbaijan and Turkey – which are hostile to Armenia – as well as Georgia and Iran. Armenia’s location and the state of relations with its neighbors make international trade very difficult, which hinders economic growth. Critics said that Sargsyan’s demise is explained by his by his failure to bring economic prosperity during his time in power as much as by his decision to remain in power.
2 officers, 1 worshiper killed in attack on Orthodox church in Chechnya (VIDEO)
RT.com 19 May, 2018 14:28
Two officers and a worshiper were killed as armed militants attempted to storm an Orthodox church in Russia’s Chechnya. The attack was thwarted by law enforcers, who shot dead four militants.
The Church of Michael the Archangel in Grozny, the capital of Russia’s Republic of Chechnya, was attacked on Saturday by a group of gunmen, who attempted to take parishioners hostage.
“One of the men rushed to block the door with a chair… we were holding the door,” the female worshiper told RIA-Novosti of the frightening experience, adding that shots from what she thought were pistols and machine guns were fired.
The shooting outside the church began during the evening service, which was attended by around 15 people, she said. The priest’s children were playing outside when the attack began, and his wife had to rush from the church to lead them to safety, the witness added.
Dramatic police footage showed special forces using a battering ram to make their way inside the church building where the armed terrorists were holed up, while Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, arrived on site to personally oversee the operation. The video concluded with rescued women and children evacuated from the church by the officers.
Russia’s Investigative Committee said that two officers were killed at the church, while one worshiper also lost his life. Knives and a sawn-off shotgun were recovered from the militants after they were eliminated.
“The professionalism of the police officers guarding the church prevented more serious consequences of the attack and avoided a large number of casualties,” the Investigative Committee said on its website.
Kadyrov also confirmed the elimination of the militants as a result of a “swift security operation.” Three of the killed militants were residents of Chechnya, while the leader of the gang was from “one of the neighboring regions,” he added.
Kadyrov also said that "there is intelligence data that the militants received the order [to carry out the attack] from one of the Western countries."
Mufti Ismail Berdiyev, chairman of the Coordination Center of North Caucasus Muslims, has condemned the attack, which he said was aimed at destabilizing the situation in Chechnya.
“It was deliberately done during the holy month in order to destabilize the situation. It’s the month of Ramadan now. It’s the time when not only wars are forbidden, but even foul language is outlawed,” Berdiyev told TASS.
The attack was “yet another attempt by pseudo-Islamic extremists to pit Orthodox Christians and Muslims against each other,” said Vladimir Legoyda, head of the Synodal Information Department of the Russian Orthodox Church.
ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Orthodox church in Chechnya.
RT.com 20 May, 2018 17:20
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the Saturday attack on an Orthodox church in Russia’s Chechen Republic, which left a worshiper and two police officers dead.
The terrorist group took the credit for the attack, issuing a statement through its online mouthpieces, the SITE Intelligence Group reported Sunday. Four terrorists, armed with blades, incendiary devices and guns, stormed the Church of Michael the Archangel in the Chechen capital, Grozny.
The attack was thwarted by the security forces which killed all the four attackers during a brief shootout. A worshipper and two police officers were killed during the attack. Both officers were deployed to Chechnya from the Saratov region.
Three of the attackers were identified as residents of the Chechen Republic, while the leader of the terrorist group was from the neighboring Republic of Ingushetia, according to the Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov.
The attackers were aged between 18 and 19 years. The terrorists “received the order [to carry out the attack] from one of the Western countries,” Kadyrov said, citing “intelligence data.”
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Russian border guards found 1,400+ terrorist-linked suspects in 2017.
RT.com 28 May, 2018 02:26
Russian border guards discovered over 1,400 suspects linked to terrorism in 2017, a high-ranking federal security general told RIA. The Russian Border Service is marking its 100th anniversary on Monday.
"Militants pressured out of conflict zones are trying to use international transport channels to get into Russia... the Border Service and the local security services have worked out, and are constantly perfecting, the practice of cooperating to expose such people among the flow of passengers," said General Vladimir Kulishov, the head of the Russian Border Service. The Border Service is a subset of the Federal Security Service (FSB), which is also responsible for counter-terrorism in Russia.
In addition to the 1,400 terrorist-linked suspects, the border guards have found at least 50 foreign citizens trying to cross through Russia to get into an international conflict zone throughout the years. Of them, a total of over 6,500 people with international and federal search warrants have been detained, Kulishov said.
The FSB has thwarted a number of terrorist attacks in Russia in recent years. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL)-affiliated attackers, in particular, have been trying to get back at Russia for its involvement in beating back the terrorist groups in Syria.
The most recent prevented attack was to target Victory Day celebrations in Moscow on May 9, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov, who is responsible for counter-terrorism. He said 20 terrorists were detained in western Siberia as they were plotting to attack the million-strong Immortal Regiment March, where people honor their ancestors who took part in defeating Nazi Germany during World War Two.
Machine guns, rifles and explosives found at arms depots busted by FSB across Russia (VIDEO)
RT.com 31 May, 2018 12:13
Russia's FSB has uncovered massive illegal arms caches in over a dozen regions. Some of the huge trove was captured on video released by the security service.
A large-scale operation was conducted in 14 regions and some 32 people, linked to illegal arms production or sales, were searched on May 29, it’s been revealed. The operation comes just over a fortnight before the opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The searches revealed some 83 firearms, including RPK machine guns and WWII-era German MG 34s (the Maschinengewehr 34), as well as submachine guns, Kalashnikov assault rifles and sniper rifles. TT, Colt and Walter were among pistols discovered. The arms depots also featured some 4,000 bullets and nearly 20 hand grenades, according to the FSB.
Four clandestine arms workshops in the Moscow, Novgorod and Tver regions were also shut down by the law enforcement.
This year Russia hosts the FIFA World Cup, starting on June 14. Moscow has beefed up security measures, including bans on weapons and explosive substances. It has also introduced strict checks in public places, and obligatory registration procedures on migration for Russian and foreign citizens.
"Of course it is safe to go to Russia, and it will be even safer to go to Russia during the World Cup... the preparations in terms of security for the World Cup are beyond any other event," FIFA President Gianni Infantino told Danish football legend Peter Schmeichel during his show on RT.
Significant share of Russians blame Georgia, US & NATO for 2008 South Ossetia war.
RT.com 7 Aug, 2018 09:47
The largest share of Russians think the 2008 military conflict between their country and Georgia was initiated by the West and Georgia’s pro-Western leadership while Russian authorities did all they could to prevent bloodshed.
In a poll conducted by the Russian independent think-tank Levada on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the war in South Ossetia, researchers asked members of the Russian public who, in their opinion, bore principal responsibility for the military conflict. Some 34 percent said that it was the president and government of Georgia, 24 percent pinned the blame on the United States and NATO and 20 percent said that the responsibility should be shared by all parties.
Only five percent of respondents agreed that the initiation of the military conflict was Russia’s fault and three percent said the blame lay with the leaders of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Some 59 percent of those polled told researchers that they believe Russian leaders did everything they could to prevent the armed conflict. However, 22 percent feel that Russia reacted to a provocation on Georgia’s part and “allowed itself to be dragged into the conflict.”
When researchers asked Russian citizens how well they remembered the 2008 war in South Ossetia, 23 percent answered that they knew its history in detail, 56 percent confessed to possessing only basic knowledge of the conflict and 18 percent answered that they had never heard of the events.
The short-term military conflict between Russia and Georgia started on August 8, 2008 after Georgian forces launched an attack against the self-proclaimed Republic of South Ossetia and a contingent of Russian peacekeepers who remained in the region on a license from the Commonwealth of Independent States political bloc. Russia’s military intervened to defend civilians and peacekeepers, repelled the Georgian aggressors, but did not advance further into Georgia’s territory.
Following the conflict, Moscow and several other countries recognized South Ossetia and another breakaway republic – Abkhazia – as independent states.
Earlier this week, Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev, who was Russian president in 2008, recalled his role in the conflict in an interview with the popular daily Kommersant. He said that the war could had been avoided, were it not for the actions of the Georgian authorities.
“If it was not for the irresponsible, immoral and criminal behavior of [Back then Georgian president Mikheil] Saakashvili and his henchmen there would be no war. In 2008 the Georgian government and president gave a green light to the aggression and what happened, happened,” he said.
Medvedev also emphasized that during the conflict Russia did not intend to destroy Georgia or execute Saakashvili, but only acted to prevent the very real possibility of a further escalation of violence.
‘I was born amid Georgian shelling’: 10 yrs after war, RT documents South Ossetia people’s scars.
RT.com 8 Aug, 2018 03:20
Ten years after Georgia tried to seize the breakaway region of South Ossetia by force, RT spoke to survivors about how they have coped with the mental and physical scars suffered in those few days.
From a boy who was born to a cannonade of Georgian shelling in Tskhinval, to a nurse injured while trying to treat Russian peacekeepers besieged by Georgian troops, to a Florida man, whose Ossetian wife was caught in the crossfire – thousands of people were affected by the August 2008 war.
RT’s documentary tells the stories of ordinary people, and of the burdens they have been carrying, in an attempt to answer a question: Can there be lasting peace on the war-scarred land of South Ossetia?
Arsen turned 10 on August 8. When he was born, his home city was under heavy shelling by the Georgian troops. Doctors were preparing to assist with the delivery in a basement, which offered some protection from incoming projectiles and debris.
“An ambulance came to take me to the hospital,” recalled Arsen’s mother Shorena Kachmazova. “There was heavy gunfire. When I reached the city, it was burned out and lay in ruins. There were burnt-out cars everywhere. That's how I got to the maternity hospital.”
“We delivered him as the shells came down!” said Nellu Khugaeva, a nurse. “It was terrifying! We were shaking!”
Arsen said he was told a grenade blew up outside the hospital just as he was born.
Maya Bestaeva served as a military medic during the 2008 war. She was at the base of the Russian peacekeepers stationed in South Ossetia, when the compound was attacked by advancing Georgian troops.
“They were shooting everywhere. The drill square across from me was like a death strip. It was too dangerous to cross, but I still made a few trips back and forth to help the wounded,” she said.
There were about 50 injured people at the site by the time the attack ended. Maya was among them. A wall collapsed on her. Her son was with the reinforcement, which was trying to reach the peacekeepers and help them. He too was badly hurt in an ambush near the base.
Despite all the shells and bullets that rained down on the city of Tskhinval, there was little doubt in the US mainstream media who should be blamed for the war – Russia. But Joe Mestas of Florida knew what was really happening on the ground, because on August 8, 2008 his Ossetian wife, Zhanna, was visiting her family in Tskhinval with their daughter Sandra. Mestas now recalls the terrifying days when he feared he could lose both.
“In the morning of the 8th she [Zhanna] calls me, and says that they bombed a couple hundred meters away from her mother’s house. I remember I was actually crying and afraid, and thinking that if anything happens to my family I’m going to kill Saakashvili, and I meant that,” Joe said, referring to the Georgian president, who ordered the attack.
“Here the mainstream media reported that Russia started the conflict, and said nothing about Saakashvili opening fire on the night of the beginning of the Olympics in Beijing,” he said. “I’ve talked to many people. I’ve posted many things on the Internet, letting people know the truth about what really happened.”
He said the European Union probe confirmed that Georgia was the one who launched the aggression, but that it did little to draw sympathies to the plight of Ossetians.
Watch the full documentary for more first-hand stories of people touched by the war.
'Don't leave us. We'll die': Nurse recalls rescuing 19 special needs patients from Georgian shelling.
RT.com 8 Aug, 2018 06:32
A nurse from South Ossetia, who rescued 19 people from a burning psychiatric ward in Tskhinval during the Georgian raid and spent days in a cellar with terrified mental patients, has recalled the tragic events of August 2008.
Irina Bibilova was on a night shift on August 8 when the Georgian forces launched a sudden, large-scale attack on the breakaway Republic of South Ossetia. Its capital Tskhinval immediately came under indiscriminate shelling, with a local psychiatric ward becoming one of the targets.
As the first explosions were heard, Irina and other medics decided to gather the patients on the first floor of the hospital. But they quickly realized that it wasn't safe there either and began evacuating the facility.
"Under the garage building [not far from the hospital] there was a trench to repair the cars. And they let us in and we stayed in that hole for 24 hours," Irina told RT's Ruptly video agency.
At some point, the nurses realized that one of their female patients had been left behind and they made a heroic decision to abandon their shelter to retrieve her. When they found the woman, the hospital was already burning after being hit by artillery and it was no easy task to persuade the mentally ill person to go with them.
Irina recalled that she and other nurses even tried to extinguish the flames, saying: "Despite the shelling, we managed to get three buckets of water there, but, of course, we couldn't save our hospital."
"But, thank God, we managed to save the patients," Irina recalled, barely able to hold back her tears.
She gave her interview at the ruins of the hospital, which was never rebuilt after the short but deadly conflict that, according to various estimates, claimed between 400 and 1,600 lives, including several Russian peacekeepers. The aggression was only curbed by the intervention of the Russian military, after Moscow swiftly launched a 'peace enforcing' operation, within days shunting the Georgian forces deep back into their territory.
While all hell was breaking loose outside, inside their temporary shelter there was also "no food, water or medicine for the patients. They were very hungry," Irina said. But fear was even greater as "they kept asking me every second: 'Irina, you aren't going to leave us, right? Don't leave us. We will die.' I told them: 'I won't leave you. We'll be together. We'll find rescue and we'll live on.'"
"But they also understood that war is terrible. This is obvious even to the mentally affected people," the nurse explained.
After some time, some of the patients, who were left without their usual medication started "acting erratically," Irina said. "At times, we were forced to restrain them with our own hands, using force. There was no other way to calm the mentally affected."
On August 9, the nurses decided to relocate to a safer and larger shelter, which turned out a very dangerous affair. "There was a gunfight. We were leaning to walls as we were getting out. I told them to follow me and by making small steps we went on. We were constantly on the lookout so that the patients wouldn't get lost."
They wanted to get to a nearby home in which, they knew, there was a big cellar. But it was already packed with all the people living in the area. So they had to quickly come up with a new sanctuary. "We took those 19 patients and ran. Walking was no option as shells flew above our heads. There was a constant sound of explosions."
They were lucky to find a bunker where they'd spend another four days. During this time, Irina repeatedly "went outside and gathered plums in the nearby gardens. And I can't imagine how she managed to find bread. She brought like 15 or 20 loaves," another nurse, Svetlana, recalled. "She fed all of us."
The medical staff and the patients were eventually evacuated from the war zone. The patients of the destroyed hospital are currently undergoing treatment in the Russian city of Vladikavkaz. Irina has, meanwhile, taken a new job and now works with kids in the main children's hospital in Tskhinval.
Condi Rice told me Saakashvili was ‘off the leash' – Russia’s ex-defence minister on S.Ossetia war.
RT.com 8 Aug, 2018 16:32
Condoleezza Rice, who served as US State Secretary in 2008, admitted that the then-president of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, was ‘off the leash’ after Tbilisi attacked South Ossetia, a former Russian defence minister has said.
Any impartial observer would understand that the Georgian operation in South Ossetia was solely “the gamble of Saakashvili,” Sergey Ivanov who served as Defence Minister until 2007 told the Kommersant newspaper.
August 8th marks ten years since Georgian troops launched an attack on South Ossetia, subjecting its capital Tskhinval to indiscriminate shelling. On the day, which coincided with the opening ceremony of 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Russian peacekeepers, stationed in the area to monitor the ceasefire, and Russian citizens were killed.
It prompted Moscow to respond with military force. Saakashvili insisted - and insists today - that the attack was a pre-emptive strike to prevent a Russian invasion of Georgia.
The West understood that their “henchman, their satellite” Saakashvili “broke all promises and crossed the red line,” Ivanov, who now serves as a Special Representative of the Russian President on Environment and Transport, said.
He confirmed that following the Tskhinval tragedy he met Condoleezza Rice, the then-Secretary of State for the US. According to Ivanov, Rice said that Americans have nothing to do with Georgia’s attack. “She admitted, of course, that this is Saakashvili's initiative and that he was the culprit of the war [in South Ossetia],” the politician stressed, “In a private conversation, she actually admitted that Saakashvili was off the leash.”
Saakashvili, the West's darling, was praised by many US politicians for the reforms he made within the country when he came to power. His government received substantial financial aid from the US and the EU. Before the attack on South Ossetia, Georgia was even assured of membership during a NATO summit in Bucharest.
On the eve of the tragedy’s anniversary Dmitry Medvedev, who was Russia's president in 2008, insisted it was the result of a decision taken by Georgian leadership and Saakashvili.
“And in 2008 the Georgian government, including the president, gave the green light to the aggression and what happened happened. This was not inevitable. It was definitely the subjective choice of Saakashvili and his aides,” he told Kommersant earlier in August.
Following the 2008 war, the EU commissioned an independent report which a year later found out that Georgia started the aggression against South Ossetia, but blamed Russia for a disproportionate response to it. “In the Mission’s view, it was Georgia which triggered the war when it attacked Tskhinval with heavy artillery on the night of 7 to 8 August 2008,” Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini, who led the probe, said back at that time.
Meanwhile, most Russians believe the 2008 conflict was initiated by the West and Georgia’s pro-Western leadership. Over half of respondents said that they believe Russian leaders did everything they could to prevent the armed conflict.
Ten years since Georgia attacked South Ossetia and Russia – not the other way around.
RT Aug 8, 2018
Wednesday marks exactly a decade since an ambitious Georgian leader shook world politics and ushered in a new era of antagonism between Russia and the West.
Saakashvili’s Blunder: Remembering the 10th Anniversary of Ill-Fated Attack on Russian Peacekeepers.
Vesti News Aug 17, 2018
This week marked the 10th anniversary of Georgia's aggression at South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Resting Tskhinvali was massively shelled on the night of August 8, 2008. The Georgian troops attacked peaceful neighborhoods by firing with Grad systems at random and indiscriminately. The missiles hit blocks of flats and the school, the parliament and streets. At the dawn, Georgian tanks and foot soldiers launched an offensive.
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‘Milestone event’: Five states sign historic deal on status of Caspian Sea.
RT.com 12 Aug, 2018 11:01
Vladimir Putin attended the Caspian Sea summit in Kazakhstan which he said has “milestone” significance. There five littoral powers finally made a breakthrough on trade, security and environment following 20 years of talks.
This year’s meeting has been “an extraordinary, milestone event,” Russian President Vladimir Putin told his counterparts in Kazakhstan’s port city of Aktau, where the summit took place. Leaders of the Caspian Five came there to seal a convention on the legal status of the sea washing shores of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan.
“It is crucial that the convention governs … maritime shipping and fishing, sets out military cooperation among [Caspian] nations and enshrines our states’ exclusive rights and responsibilities over the sea’s future,” Putin said. He added the landmark accord also limits military presence in the Caspian Sea to the five littoral countries.
From now on, no country from outside the region will be allowed to deploy troops or establish military bases on the Caspian shores. The five states themselves will also decide on how to deal with issues currently affecting the Caspian Sea region, such drugs and terrorism
“Hotspots, including Middle East and Afghanistan, aren’t far away from the Caspian Sea,” the President stated. “Therefore, the very interests of our peoples require our close cooperation.”
The summit may give boost to digitalization of commerce, mutual trade and logistics, Putin suggested. “Transportation is one of key factors of sustainable growth and cooperation of our countries,” he argued. Additionally, the five states will establish the Caspian Economic Forum “to develop ties between our countries’ businesses,” Putin told.
The Caspian Sea is home to some of the 48 billion barrels of oil and 292 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in proven offshore reserves. A range of important pipelines are going through the Caspian Sea, connecting Central Asia and Caucasus with the Mediterranean.
It took nearly two decades before discussions could open up between the five states. Andrey Grozin of Russia’s CIS Institute told RIA Novosti that each Caspian nation was pursuing own economic and geopolitical interests “even at the cost of the neighbors,” adding that “such conduct is hard to blame as ethical rules don’t work in international politics.”
A breakthrough was made after Iran made several concessions during the talks, he explained: “The Iranian position hampered signing the Caspian Sea convention during long time.”
Consequently, all sides managed to find compromise. “This agreement can’t be called someone’s win or someone’s lose. Every country has softened its stance, even those who will benefit the most from defining the Caspian Sea status, namely Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan,” he said.
TsarSamuil: Medicines aren't allowed to be sold on the market without a 15 year trial period, to determine short n long term effects. Sputnik just turned 1 year, others not even that, just months, how can we determine long term effects without the data from long term
Aug 24, 2021 11:22:20 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: exposure? Does anyone have a time machine to go 14 years or so into the future n come back n say whether we have good vaccines? Fear makes world abandon its own standards..Besides, vaccines for other illnesses that have been developed for YEARS actually
Aug 24, 2021 11:23:40 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: help. These covid vaccines are literally SHIT, why else do they demand you take 1, 2 n now 3 shots? The problem is also a disease becomes resilient if u administer a weak vaccine that doesn't do the job proper. Allow illness to survive just makes it strong
Aug 24, 2021 11:25:04 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: instead if we go by the book, we should all wait for a really good vaccine to take out the illness for good. Now...we may never get rid of it..but understandably the world economy has a hard time dealing with lock downs, but that is just needless panic
Aug 24, 2021 11:27:06 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: why Swe had fared well with country not being locked down? Because they are cold people, keeping distance was the thing before covid-19 was ever heard of, I hope world doesn't become like that, but some could use a little common sense n change in behavior.
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:12 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: It's no wonder covid hits so many Arabs in the country, stupid bastards..
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:38 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: If I go to H&M a new shirt, if an Arab wants to buy a pair of pants, not only is his whole family along, his friends, even his freaking grandmother is along n all chattering along in a big dumb group of ignorance..
Aug 24, 2021 11:33:05 GMT -5
Boro: Thx for the response. I'm not sure... It seems the vaccines work, at least people aren't dying of Covid. Those who get ill have a problem, it's not "just a flu". Maybe it's from a chinese laboratory, who knows...
Aug 24, 2021 13:46:55 GMT -5
Boro: I agree regarding Arabs..
Aug 24, 2021 13:50:39 GMT -5
Boro: Be glad, Sweden isn't overpopulated.
Aug 24, 2021 14:11:49 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: true, vaccines do help somewhat, maybe better than nothing..I hope in 2022 we can come out of this nightmare..
Aug 24, 2021 15:38:24 GMT -5
Boro: Horrible times, indeed.
Aug 24, 2021 15:47:41 GMT -5
Boro: Got the first Biontech... Hope it won't kill me.
Nov 1, 2021 9:48:00 GMT -5
Slavislav: Hello, fellows. I see that this museum of a forum is sadly abandoned and I wish you join our community and discuss with us things related to slavs and etc.
Nov 11, 2021 7:43:15 GMT -5
Brat: Don't follow the link. You'll get infected.
Nov 11, 2021 16:26:55 GMT -5