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    The real (but small) danger of a US-Russia war over Syria
    Apr11

    The real (but small) danger of a US-Russia war over Syria

    “I suspect neither side wants a direct confrontation, but when things go flash-bang, there are always surprises and unintended consequences.” If President Donald Trump decides to strike Syria, he might incur some unintended consequences — like increasing the risk of getting into a shooting war with Russia. On Tuesday night, Russia’s...

    Mueller Investigates $150K Donation to Trump From Ukrainian Who Gave Clintons $13 Million
    Apr11

    Mueller Investigates $150K Donation to Trump From Ukrainian Who Gave Clintons $13 Million

    Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating a $150,000 donation from a Ukrainian businessman to President Donald Trump’s charity in 2015, according to a new report. The donation from steel magnate Victor Pinchuk pales in comparison to contributions he gave to the charity set up by Bill and Hillary Clinton. The billionaire has...

    Neither Washington nor Moscow: 5 reasons progressives must be wary of playing Putin’s game
    Apr11

    Neither Washington nor Moscow: 5 reasons progressives must be wary of playing Putin’s game

    Imagine a far-right government came to power in the UK and immediately set upon arresting or killing anyone that opposed it. The UK immediately moves to bolster its ideological friends across the continent, ordering City banks to grant financing to people like the French far-right leader Marine Le Pen. As part of this nationalist fervour, the UK...

    Glavin: How the West continues to fail the people of Syria
    Apr11

    Glavin: How the West continues to fail the people of Syria

    “An individual, a group, a party, or a class that ‘objectively’ picks its nose while it watches men drunk with blood massacring defenceless people is condemned by history to rot and become worm-eaten while it is still alive.” When the young war correspondent Lev Davidovich Bronstein wrote those words in 1912, the individual he had in mind...

    Russian markets are crashing after Trump’s Syria tweets and sanctions
    Apr11

    Russian markets are crashing after Trump’s Syria tweets and sanctions

    The double blow of fresh U.S. sanctions and fiery Trump tweets have sent Russian financial markets into a spiral. Russian stocks and bonds plummeted further Wednesday, as fear gripped the minds of investors after President Trump warned Russia to “get ready” for “smart!” American missiles set to rain down on Syria. Speculation that more punitive...

    New Thai Charges Filed Against Russian Sex Guru, Woman
    Apr11

    New Thai Charges Filed Against Russian Sex Guru, Woman

    Police in Thailand have filed new charges against a self-described Russian sex guru and a woman who claims to have evidence of Russian ties to President Donald Trump’s election campaign. The woman, Anastasia Vashukevich, also known as Nastya Rybka, has attracted widespread attention for claiming to have recordings of Russian oligarch Oleg...

    With Latest Syria Threats, Trump Continues to Be More Confrontational Toward Russia Than Obama Was
    Apr11

    With Latest Syria Threats, Trump Continues to Be More Confrontational Toward Russia Than Obama Was

    The civil war in Syria began in 2011 and escalated for five years during the Obama presidency, yet President Obama – despite demands from leaders of both parties and think tanks across the spectrum – never once bombed Syrian government targets. Although the CIA under Obama spent $1 billion per year to covertly train and fund Assad’s...

    5 Deadly Russian Weapons of War NATO Should Fear in a Fight
    Apr11

    5 Deadly Russian Weapons of War NATO Should Fear in a Fight

    Robert Farley Security, The best of the best–from Moscow. As they now exist, Russian special forces represent a major problem for the West at all levels of escalation. In the event of conflict, we could expect Russian special forces to operate at various stages of the conflict, as they have during the Ukraine crisis. If war develops over a...

    Michael Cohen: Trump’s fix-it guy and FBI raid subject, explained
    Apr11

    Michael Cohen: Trump’s fix-it guy and FBI raid subject, explained

    Cohen is much more than just Trump’s lawyer. Here’s why the FBI’s raid of him is so consequential. Michael Cohen — Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and business associate, who the FBI raided and seized documents from on Monday — doesn’t mince words. “I’m the guy who protects the president and the family....

    Trump Knows He’s the Real Target of the FBI Raid on Michael Cohen
    Apr11

    Trump Knows He’s the Real Target of the FBI Raid on Michael Cohen

    The lawyer is being investigated on various charges, but everything he did was for the president. President Trump made a statement on Monday that many people in American never thought they’d hear from him. He said, “It’s an attack on our country, in a true sense. It’s an attack on what we all stand...