Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"Good old" "Pravda", optimistic as ever, now says that the revolution in Russia "is impossible" ... | "Fat Tuesday" at Bad Aibling: German Train Crash Leaves 9 Dead and Dozens Injured - The New York Times | Is Russia helping the US win in Syria?

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Revolution in Russia: The impossible is impossible - Pravda


M.N.: "Good old" "Pravda", optimistic as ever, now says that the revolution in Russia "is impossible"... 
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» Is Russia helping the US win in Syria?
09/02/16 06:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Middle East News. Russian air power and Syrian forces are pounding terrorists and their allies, while taking a terrible toll on civilians; keep Turkey out of Syria.
» Analysis: Saudi Arabia is bringing Iran to its knees
09/02/16 06:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Israel News Review. ran’s “sweet surrender” would never have been possible without the sophisticated and determined pressure of one country; Saudi Arabia, and one man; Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.
» Former Texas Prosecutor Disbarred For Sending Innocent Man To Death Row
09/02/16 06:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Incidents, Accidents and Crime Review. A Texas legal panel voted on Monday to disbar a former prosecutor for sending an innocent man to death row by presenting tainted testimony and making false statements...
» How "Russian Berlin" deals with refugees - Deutsche Welle
09/02/16 06:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from anti-americanism in russia - Google News. Deutsche Welle How " Russian Berlin" deals with refugees Deutsche Welle The Russian editor of a Russian language Berlin newspaper thinks that the refugees are comi...
» Why the West should care about Kadyrov's latest political escapades - Russia Direct
09/02/16 06:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from anti-americanism in russia - Google News. Why the West should care about Kadyrov's latest political escapades Russia Direct Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, has lately been one of the most...
» Министр обороны проинспектирует объекты военной и социальной инфраструктуры воинских частей в Республике Тыва
09/02/16 06:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS. С этой целью генерал армии Сергей Шойгу посетит, в частности, Кызыльское президентское кадетское училище и отдельную мотострелковую бригаду (горную), дислоцирующуюся в Кызыле.
» ANALYSIS: Russia, US compete to ally with Kurds in ISIS fight - Jerusalem Post Israel News
09/02/16 06:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Jerusalem Post Israel News ANALYSIS: Russia , US compete to ally with Kurds in ISIS fight Jerusalem Post Israel News Syrian Kurds announced on Saturday that they would open their firs...
» Russia warns vs NATO buildup, launches massive military drills - Inquirer.net
09/02/16 06:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Inquirer.net Russia warns vs NATO buildup, launches massive military drills Inquirer.net MOSCOW, Russia — Russia's envoy to NATO has warned that Moscow will respond to a buildup of th...
» Kadyrov, Putin and the Desensitization of Russia
09/02/16 06:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Interpreter.
» Russia to continue strengthening ties with Latin American countries — foreign ministry - TASS
09/02/16 06:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Russia to continue strengthening ties with Latin American countries — foreign ministry TASS MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. Russia will continue a substantive political dialogue with the ...
» Russia has no plans of reopening military bases in Cuba — diplomat - TASS
09/02/16 06:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Russia has no plans of reopening military bases in Cuba — diplomat TASS MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. The plans of opening Russia's military bases in Cuba are not being discussed, a Rus...
» The Daily Vertical: Putin Smells Blood (Transcript)
09/02/16 06:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday.
» The Daily Vertical: Putin Smells Blood
09/02/16 05:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday.
» German police say death toll in Bavaria train crash rises to 8.
09/02/16 05:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. German police say death toll in Bavaria train crash rises to 8.
» How soldiers like Bowe Bergdahl can wind up hating good commanders
09/02/16 05:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. It's an axiom among military leaders: command is not a popularity contest. That folk wisdom has given a measure of comfort to many officers whose soldiers resent them for sending them in...
» New Hot Spots Emerge as Zika Spreads
09/02/16 05:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Health authorities say Zika is spreading quickly across Colombia and Venezuela, warning that the two countries’ porous border region could be the next hot spot after Brazil for the mos...
» Syrians Flee Death on 'Mass Scale'
09/02/16 05:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 02:14 Syrians fleeing death in Russian air raids or in fighting between Syrian government troops and rebels are massing at the border with Turkey. Me...
» More than 1 million are besieged in Syria, new report says
09/02/16 05:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 5:06 a.m. EST. NEW YORK (AP) -- More than one million Syrians are trapped in besieged areas, a new report says in a challenge to the United Nations, which estimates just half that amount and...
» Ukraine Minister Says IMF Aid On Hold Until Political Crisis Over
09/02/16 05:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The International Monetary Fund has put aid to Ukraine on hold until it becomes clear whether the current government survives, the country's Finance Minister said on Febr...
» U.N. Probe Details ‘Massive and Systematized Violence’ Against Detainees in Syria
09/02/16 05:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World – TIME. U.N. United Nations investigators say they have collected evidence of widespread torture and execution of detainees by the regime of Bashar Assad and several antigovernment al-Assad and sever...
» All out war: Brother of the Monk shot dead at home three days after Regency Hotel murder - Irish Independent
09/02/16 05:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Irish Independent All out war: Brother of the Monk shot dead at home three days after Regency Hotel murder Irish Independent A brother of veteran crime boss Gerry 'The Monk' Hutc...
» This huge rabbit is looking for a new home - WFTV Orlando
09/02/16 05:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. WFTV Orlando This huge rabbit is looking for a new home WFTV Orlando The continental giant rabbit's former owner couldn't keep him anymore, so a dog-sized rabbit is looking for a...
» HRW: Russia and Syria carry out daily cluster bomb attacks
09/02/16 05:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. An international human rights group says Syrian government forces and the Russian military have been carrying out daily cluster bomb attacks over the past few weeks.
» Brother of Dublin crime boss killed in growing gangland feud
09/02/16 05:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. Irish police say a four-man gang has shot to death the brother of a Dublin crime kingpin as a feud between rival drug trafficking gangs deepens.
» Iraqi military advance reconnects Ramadi to key army base
09/02/16 05:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces recaptured territory from Islamic State militants on Tuesday which links the recently recaptured city of Ramadi to a major army base in western Iraq, t...
» Train Collision in Germany Leaves 4 Dead and Dozens Injured
09/02/16 05:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Two commuter trains crashed head-on in the southeastern state of Bavaria, an accident that the police said was among the worst in the region.
» Two regional trains crash on a single track in Bavaria; casualties.
09/02/16 05:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. More than 100 people were injured, some very seriously, in the early morning head-on crash
» This remarkable chart shows how U.S. defense spending dwarfs the rest of the world
09/02/16 05:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World. But there's a catch.
» The Latest: Injured carried across river to ambulances
09/02/16 05:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 5:06 a.m. EST. BERLIN (AP) -- The Latest on a train crash in Germany that has caused deaths and injuries (all times local):...
» Obama administration plans new high-level cyber official
09/02/16 05:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top News at 5:06 a.m. EST. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and in...
» 'Hack' on DoJ and DHS downplayed
08/02/16 23:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. US authorities acknowledge a data breach affecting the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security - but downplay its severity.
» Snug as a Bug: The Hated Cockroach Inspires a Helpful Robot
08/02/16 23:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly, sneaky and repulsive, to name a few. But it may be time to add a surprising new one: inspirational. Scientis...
» Finance Minister: IMF Will Delay Aid to Ukraine Until Political Fog Clears
08/02/16 23:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The International Monetary Fund will not give more aid to Ukraine until it becomes clear that, in the event of a government collapse, the next government would follow through on promised ...
» Israel may bank on Obama's successor for future U.S. aid pact: minister
08/02/16 23:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israel may be unable to reach a new defense aid agreement with the Obama administration and could wait for the next U.S. president to secure better ter...
» Turban-Wearing American Actor Is Barred From Aeroméxico Flight
08/02/16 23:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Waris Ahluwalia, who follows the Sikh religion, was not allowed to board a flight in Mexico City bound for New York unless, he said, he took off his turban for a security check.
» Director Comey: "Don't Be a Puppet"
08/02/16 23:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi's YouTube Videos. From: fbi Duration: 02:36 Director Comey's remarks introducing the FBI's Countering Violent Extremism website: https://cve.fbi.gov
» US faces shortcomings in coalition-building for anti-IS war
08/02/16 23:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. To doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half into ...
» US Senators Offer Bill to Speed Electronic Warfare Development
08/02/16 23:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. The bill would also require the Pentagon to supply Congress with a strategic plan for enhancing its electronic warfare capabilities.             
» Hacker Posts FBI, DHS Employee Data - U.S. News & World Report
08/02/16 22:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. U.S. News & World Report Hacker Posts FBI , DHS Employee Data U.S. News & World Report A Twitter account used by the hacker linked to the DHS and FBI personnel data along with messages s...
» Commentary: Congress Must Prioritize Ballistic Missile Defense
08/02/16 22:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Those at the “tip of the spear” must be sufficiently resourced to have the tools needed to protect our homeland             
» Photos: China welcomes the Year of the Monkey - PBS NewsHour
08/02/16 22:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. PBS NewsHour Photos: China welcomes the Year of the Monkey PBS NewsHour Performers take a part in a re-enactment of an ancient Qing Dynasty ceremony as the Lunar New Year of th...
» Homeland Security, FBI employee data dumped in hack
08/02/16 22:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. A hacker claiming to have downloaded information about thousands of FBI and Department of Homeland Security employees through a Justice Department computer follow...
» Once again, the VA turns down Navy vets for Agent Orange benefits
08/02/16 22:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes News. A federal court had ordered the VA to reassess its policy denying Agent Orange benefits to Navy sailors who served in the Vietnam War. The VA’s conclusion: They still don’t qualify.
» Kadyrov Tests Moscow’s Strategy in the North Caucasus
08/02/16 22:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation. On February 2, Chechen ruler Ramzan Kadyrov convened an unusual gathering of followers of the Naqshbandi and Qadiriyya Sufi orders in Grozny. Apart from th...
» Bill Clinton Mocks Sanders’s Peace-Loving, Revolutionary Image
08/02/16 22:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Bill Clinton tore into the Sanders campaign Sunday at an event in New Hampshire, mocking Sanders’s anti-establishment, pro-revolution platform. The former president slammed the Sand...
» Bill Clinton: Hillary Wasn’t Responsible for Benghazi Consulate’s Security
08/02/16 22:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Former president Bill Clinton suggested Sunday that his wife Hillary Clinton was not responsible for the security of the Benghazi consulate while she was secretary of state, claimin...
» Hillary Clinton emails: FBI probe confirmed by State Department - Washington Times
08/02/16 22:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Washington Times Hillary Clinton emails: FBI probe confirmed by State Department Washington Times “The FBI's announcement confirms the investigation into Hillary Clinton's secret email s...
» Hacker group doxxes DHS, FBI employees - Business Insider
08/02/16 21:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google Blog Search. A hacker group calling itself DotGovs tweeted on Monday a link to what it claims is a directory of over 20,000 FBI employees. The data, encrypted with the password "lol,"...
» Cyberattack targets both FBI, Homeland Security department - WLS-TV
08/02/16 21:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. Cyberattack targets both FBI , Homeland Security department WLS-TV At the FBI , 20,000 employee names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers were found on this dark Internet site...
» Revolution in Russia: The impossible is impossible - Pravda
08/02/16 21:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Pravda Revolution in Russia : The impossible is impossible Pravda For the last couple of years, the Western press has been feeding upon numerous reports and articles about the propose...
» Russia's cutting-edge 'indestructible APC' could be sold abroad - RT
08/02/16 21:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT Russia's cutting-edge 'indestructible APC' could be sold abroad RT One of Russia's newest state-of-the-art war machines, the extra-safe Bumerang APC, with outstanding active and pa...
» Will Turkey risk clashes with Russia to achieve its aims? - Russia Beyond the Headlines
08/02/16 21:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian Will Turkey risk clashes with Russia to achieve its aims? Russia Beyond the Headlines 30, Turkey once again accused Russia's aerospace forces of violating its airspace – ...
» Заместитель Министра обороны России Анатолий Антонов проинформировал представителей военно-дипломатического корпуса о целях и задачах проводимой внезапной проверки боеготовности
08/02/16 21:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS. Он отметил, что что все проводимые в рамках проверки мероприятия не подпадают под параметры, требующие обязательного уведомления европейских партнеров.
» Engage with Russia, and with North Korea - The Guardian (blog)
08/02/16 21:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian (blog) Engage with Russia , and with North Korea The Guardian (blog) North Koreans gather at the Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate a satellite launch Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, ...
» МИД РФ: Радикальной оппозицией в Сирии манипулируют зарубежные спонсоры - Российская Газета
08/02/16 21:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Российская Газета МИД РФ: Радикальной оппозицией в Сирии манипулируют зарубежные спонсоры Российская Газета Официальный представитель МИД РФ Мария Захарова прокомментировала заявле...
» Syria war: neither political solution nor military victory are anywhere in sight
08/02/16 21:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. The chances of a diplomatic resolution solution are slim while Assad’s forces are far from victory – even with Russian help Syria’s war is facing a critical few days as refugees stre...
» 'Kremlin's Banker' and lover of Alexandra Tolstoy faces prison sentence
08/02/16 21:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. The Russian oligarch Sergei Pugachev has already had his £1billion assets frozen by the High Court.
» 25 Killed in Clashes in Turkey's Kurdish Southeast
08/02/16 21:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. At least nine civilians and 16 rebel fighters have been killed as security forces battle militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast, the army and ...
» Arab states' military support needed to avoid defeat, says Syrian opposition
08/02/16 21:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. ‘The Russians will kill us all,’ say civilians forced to flee airstrikes in Aleppo but faced with gunfire at border with Turkey As pro-Assad militias advance and civilians flee, Saud...
» СМИ назвали предварительную причину жесткой посадки вертолета в Псковской области - Росбалт.RU
08/02/16 21:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Росбалт.RU СМИ назвали предварительную причину жесткой посадки вертолета в Псковской области Росбалт.RU Причиной жесткой посадки вертолета Ми-8 в Псковской области, по предваритель...
» Helicopter Crash Kills Four In Russia
08/02/16 21:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Russian Defense Ministry says four people were killed when a military helicopter crashed in the northwestern Pskov region on February 8.
» Что делает спецназ Кадырова в Сирии?
08/02/16 21:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from SvobodaRadio's YouTube Videos. From: SvobodaRadio Duration: 53:54 Пресс-секретарь президента России Дмитрий Песков заявил, что по вопросам российской военной операции в Сирии следует "ориентироваться н...
» “Building a Soviet City: the Transformation of Königsberg”
08/02/16 21:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. In continuation of our alumni interview series, we talked with Title VIII-supported Research Scholar Nicole Eaton to hear her reflections on her fellowship. Dr. Eaton, Assist...
» Врио губернатора Тульской области хорошо отозвался о команде прежнего губернатора - Интерфакс
08/02/16 21:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Интерфакс Врио губернатора Тульской области хорошо отозвался о команде прежнего губернатора Интерфакс Москва. 9 февраля. INTERFAX.RU - Исполняющий обязанности губернатора Тульской ...
» Wife of IS Leader Charged in Death of US Hostage
08/02/16 21:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The U.S. Justice Department has charged the wife of a now-deceased Islamic State leader for her alleged role in last year's death of American aid worker Kayla Mueller. Nisreen Assad Ibrah...
» Chechens Back Russians on the Ground in Syria Conflict
08/02/16 16:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW—Special forces from Russia’s mostly Muslim region of Chechnya are on the ground in Syria, helping the Kremlin’s warplanes strike opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, accordi...
» Putin Ally: Chechen Spies Infiltrate ISIS
08/02/16 12:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Newsweek. Chechen spies loyal to the Kremlin have infiltrated Islamic State in Syria and are gathering intelligence the Russian air force uses to select bombing targets, the hardline leader of Chechnya tol...
» В рядах ИГ есть диверсанты Кадырова
08/02/16 11:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from KP.RU :: Комсомольская правда. Среди боевиков запрещенной ...
» Peskov: One should ask Defense ministry about Russian troops in Syria
08/02/16 11:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia Beyond the Headlines. Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that any request to confirm participation of Russian servicemen in the ground operation in Syria should be addressed to ...
» Chechen Strongman Says His Spies Have Infiltrated ISIS, Gathering Intel for Russia - Middle East News
08/02/16 11:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Chechen spies loyal to the Kremlin have infiltrated Islamic State in Syria and are gathering intelligence the Russian air force uses to select bombing targets, the hardline leader of Chechnya told Russian sta...
» Kadyrov Says Chechen Special Forces Infiltrated Islamic State, Aiding Russia | Arts and Ideas
08/02/16 11:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Members of Chechnya's special forces have been fighting against the Islamic State in Syria since the terrorist organization's formation, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said during an i...
» kadyrov - Google Search
08/02/16 11:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Kadyrov Offers a Chilling Glimpse Behind Putin's Closed Doors Newsweek - 1 hour ago 0208_putin_chechnya_kadyrov Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov at the Kremlin in M...
» NATO Works to Adapt to More Ambiguous Warfare Techniques
08/02/16 09:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . BRUSSELS—The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is developing a new strategy to speed decision-making and improve its response to the kind of unconventional warfare the West says Russia has used in Crim...
» Russian Bombing Takes Its Toll On Syrians
07/02/16 16:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. A Syrian man tells Sky News "there is no way anyone can stay in Syria" as the Russian bombardment makes it impossible to remain.
» Obama's last defense budget refocuses on Europe and great-power conflict
07/02/16 14:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from US national security | The Guardian. $582.7bn budget will address ‘new strategic era’ of state-based aggression US to press advantage in hi-tech weapons and check Chinese ambitions Advanced weaponry, a rei...
» Ex-New York Officer Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy Case
07/02/16 14:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Federal Bureau of Investigation. Joseph P. Dwyer, who participated in a scheme to pay a police sergeant to gain access to a restricted database, could be sentenced to prison this spring.
» New York Officer Ran Prostitution Ring at Motels, Authorities Say
07/02/16 14:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Federal Bureau of Investigation. Federal prosecutors said that Eduardo Cornejo, who was fired in January for failing a drug test, essentially held two jobs, working as a police officer during the ...
» Obama administration plans shake-up in propaganda war against ISIS - Washington Post
07/02/16 14:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from James R. Clapper Jr. - Google News. Washington Post Obama administration plans shake-up in propaganda war against ISIS Washington Post The Obama administration is overhauling its faltering efforts to comba...
» How David Petraeus avoided felony charges and possible prison time - Washington Post
07/02/16 14:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from James R. Clapper Jr. - Google News. Washington Post How David Petraeus avoided felony charges and possible prison time Washington Post Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr . and FBI Director James B. Comey l...
» Criminalistics
07/02/16 14:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting. Title:                      Criminalistics Author:                 James E. Girard Girard, James (2015). Criminalistics : Forensic Science, Crime, And Terrorism, 2 nd e...
» Soviet Military Doctrine
07/02/16 14:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting. Title:                      Soviet Military Doctrine Author:                  Raymond L. Garthoff Garthoff, Raymond L. (1953). Soviet Military Doctrine. Santa Monica, C...
» Indian Point Nuclear Facility - Google Search
07/02/16 12:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Highly radioactive leak found at NY nuclear plant CBS News - 4 hours ago BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for an investigation after an apparent overflow at the Indian Point nuclear power plant&...
» Russia in Review
07/02/16 10:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs - US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism. February 5, 2016 Russia in Review: a digest of useful news from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nu...
» Russia having success in hybrid war against Germany - Reuters Blogs (blog)
07/02/16 10:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters Blogs (blog) Russia having success in hybrid war against Germany Reuters Blogs (blog) Germany's sizable Russian -speaking community –made up largely of refugees — was up in ar...
» Крым на место положите! Тогда поговорим о санкциях
07/02/16 10:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Ежедневный Журнал. 4 февраля в ходе очередной пленk...
» Chechnya's Ramzan Kadyrov Is Making a Play for Bigger Regional Role: Analysts
07/02/16 10:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . MOSCOW — He's a self-proclaimed anti-extremist Islamic warrior and Vladimir Putin supporter with a penchant for horse racing, wrestling, Hollywood celebrities — and, according to some, brutal repr...
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Is Russia helping the US win in Syria? 

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Russian air power and Syrian forces are pounding terrorists and their allies, while taking a terrible toll on civilians; keep Turkey out of Syria.

Analysis: Saudi Arabia is bringing Iran to its knees

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ran’s “sweet surrender” would never have been possible without the sophisticated and determined pressure of one country; Saudi Arabia, and one man; Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.

Former Texas Prosecutor Disbarred For Sending Innocent Man To Death Row 

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A Texas legal panel voted on Monday to disbar a former prosecutor for sending an innocent man to death row by presenting tainted testimony and making false statements that undermined the defendant's alibi.

The Board of Disciplinary Appeals appointed by the Texas Supreme Court upheld a state licensing board's decision to disbar Charles Sebesta for his conduct in convicting Anthony Graves, who spent 18 years in prison on charges of setting a fire that killed six people before being freed. 


Sebesta had convicted Robert Carter for the murders and tried to get Carter to say Graves was an accomplice. But the day before he was to testify, Carter told Sebesta he acted alone and Graves was not involved, the board said.

"Sebesta never disclosed this information to the defense," the board said.

Sebesta then presented false testimony implicating Graves, crucial in a conviction since there was no physical evidence linking him to the crime, it said.

Before Graves' attorney was to present the alibi witness, Sebesta falsely stated in court that the witness was a suspect in the murders and could be indicted. The witness refused to testify and left the court, it said.

Graves' conviction was reversed in 2006 and he was remanded for a new trial. In 2010, a special prosecutor found there was no credible evidence that Graves was involved in the murders and Graves was then released.

Sebesta said he was being unfairly treated and that Graves was justly convicted.

"I am concerned about the process," he said in a telephone interview, adding he was being targeted by state bar attorneys.

"My opinion is that we presented the evidence we had and felt like it was sufficient," he said of the Graves case.

One of Graves' pro bono lawyers applauded the decision.

“In rejecting Sebesta’s argument, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals found that Charles Sebesta’s misconduct was so egregious that they characterized him as having ‘unclean hands.’ That certainly is a fitting description,” said Neal Manne.

A study this month said that U.S. exonerations hit a record high in 2015 as more prosecutors have been looking at troubled cases.

The issue has gained additional attention because of the hit Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer," which suggests authorities planted evidence against two Wisconsin men convicted of murder. The allegation has been rejected by local law enforcement.



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How "Russian Berlin" deals with refugees - Deutsche Welle

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How "Russian Berlin" deals with refugees
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The 
Russian wife of a
successful German businessman is shocked by the large number of refugees coming to Germany. "They are all parasites," she tells a Deutsche Welle reporter, while dining in a trendy Berlin restaurant. A Ukrainian man, who describes  ...

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Why the West should care about Kadyrov's latest political escapades - Russia Direct

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Why the West should care about Kadyrov's latest political escapades
Russia Direct
Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, has lately been one of the most visible media personalities in Russia and has even managed to outshine Russian President Vladimir Putin in some respects. Kadyrov is quite notorious, and his scandalous ...

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Министр обороны проинспектирует объекты военной и социальной инфраструктуры воинских частей в Республике Тыва

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ANALYSIS: Russia, US compete to ally with Kurds in ISIS fight - Jerusalem Post Israel News

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ANALYSIS: Russia, US compete to ally with Kurds in ISIS fight
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Syrian Kurds announced on Saturday that they would open their first foreign office in Moscow, with a ceremony to be held on Wednesday in a ceremony to be attended by Russian foreign ministry officials as well as representatives from several other ...


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Russia warns vs NATO buildup, launches massive military drills - Inquirer.net

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Russia warns vs NATO buildup, launches massive military drills
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MOSCOW, Russia — Russia's envoy to NATO has warned that Moscow will respond to a buildup of the alliance's forces near Russian borders. Alexander Grushko said in televised remarks Monday that the deployment of NATO forces in eastern Europe “can't ...
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Kadyrov, Putin and the Desensitization of Russia 

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Russia to continue strengthening ties with Latin American countries — foreign ministry - TASS

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MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. Russia will continue a substantive political dialogue with the countries of the Latin American and the Caribbean region this year as well as cooperation in various areas, including in countering new threats and challenges ...

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Russia has no plans of reopening military bases in Cuba — diplomat - TASS

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MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. The plans of opening Russia's military bases in Cuba are not being discussed, a Russian diplomat said in an interview with TASS on Tuesday. "This issue [of opening bases] is not on the agenda," said Alexander Schetinin, the ...

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The Daily Vertical: Putin Smells Blood (Transcript)

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The Daily Vertical: Putin Smells Blood

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The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday.

German police say death toll in Bavaria train crash rises to 8.

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German police say death toll in Bavaria train crash rises to 8.









How soldiers like Bowe Bergdahl can wind up hating good commanders

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It's an axiom among military leaders: command is not a popularity contest. That folk wisdom has given a measure of comfort to many officers whose soldiers resent them for sending them into harm's way -- and frustrated many more soldiers convinced that their commander really does not have their best interests at heart.
     

New Hot Spots Emerge as Zika Spreads

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Health authorities say Zika is spreading quickly across Colombia and Venezuela, warning that the two countries’ porous border region could be the next hot spot after Brazil for the mosquito-borne virus.

Syrians Flee Death on 'Mass Scale' 

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Syrians fleeing death in Russian air raids or in fighting between Syrian government troops and rebels are massing at the border with Turkey. Meanwhile, a United Nations report says detainees held by the Syrian government are being killed on a massive scale amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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More than 1 million are besieged in Syria, new report says

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Ukraine Minister Says IMF Aid On Hold Until Political Crisis Over 

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The International Monetary Fund has put aid to Ukraine on hold until it becomes clear whether the current government survives, the country's Finance Minister said on February 8.

U.N. Probe Details ‘Massive and Systematized Violence’ Against Detainees in Syria 

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U.N.

investigators say they have collected evidence of widespread torture and execution of detainees by the regime of Bashar
Assad and several antigovernment armed groups fighting in Syria, and that these acts amount to crimes against humanity.
In a report to the U.N. Human Rights Council, published Monday, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic detailed the findings of an investigation over more than four years, which included hundreds of interviews with former detainees, family members of the deceased, and former regime functionaries.
“Massive and systematized violence — including the killing of detainees in official and makeshift detention centers — has taken place out of sight, far from the battlefield,” a summary of the report said.
“The government has committed the crimes against humanity of extermination, murder, rape or other forms of sexual violence, torture, imprisonment, enforced disappearance and other inhuman acts,” it added. “Based on the same conduct, war crimes have also been committed.”
The report said executions and mistreatment of prisoners were also common among rebel groups, naming the al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) — both of which, the report said, had committed torture and summary executions of enemy combatants.
The report comes after U.N.-mediated peace talks in Geneva were suspended last week with no agreement reached on how to bring to an end the long-running conflict, which is estimated to have killed 250,000 people and sent nearly 5 million Syrians overseas. It will be discussed at a Human Rights Council session beginning Feb. 29.
“Accountability for these and other crimes must form part of any political solution,” the report states. “The situation of detainees is critical, and represents an urgent and large-scale crisis of human rights protection. Urgent steps must be taken by the Syrian Government, armed groups, external backers, and the wider international community to prevent further deaths.”

All out war: Brother of the Monk shot dead at home three days after Regency Hotel murder - Irish Independent

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All out war: Brother of the Monk shot dead at home three days after Regency Hotel murder
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A brother of veteran crime boss Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch was shot dead last night as a gangland feud escalated in Dublin city centre. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email. Go To. Comments. Eddie Hutch Snr was gunned down at a Hutch family home on ...
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This huge rabbit is looking for a new home
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The continental giant rabbit's former owner couldn't keep him anymore, so a dog-sized rabbit is looking for a new home. The Huffington Post reported Monday that the Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shared the news about Atlas in a ...

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HRW: Russia and Syria carry out daily cluster bomb attacks

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An international human rights group says Syrian government forces and the Russian military have been carrying out daily cluster bomb attacks over the past few weeks.









Brother of Dublin crime boss killed in growing gangland feud

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Irish police say a four-man gang has shot to death the brother of a Dublin crime kingpin as a feud between rival drug trafficking gangs deepens.















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Iraqi military advance reconnects Ramadi to key army base

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces recaptured territory from Islamic State militants on Tuesday which links the recently recaptured city of Ramadi to a major army base in western Iraq, the military said.

  

Train Collision in Germany Leaves 4 Dead and Dozens Injured

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Two commuter trains crashed head-on in the southeastern state of Bavaria, an accident that the police said was among the worst in the region.

Two regional trains crash on a single track in Bavaria; casualties. 

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This remarkable chart shows how U.S. defense spending dwarfs the rest of the world 

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The Latest: Injured carried across river to ambulances

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Obama administration plans new high-level cyber official

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'Hack' on DoJ and DHS downplayed

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US authorities acknowledge a data breach affecting the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security - but downplay its severity.

Snug as a Bug: The Hated Cockroach Inspires a Helpful Robot

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People use a lot of words to describe the reviled cockroach: disgusting, ugly, sneaky and repulsive, to name a few. But it may be time to add a surprising new one: inspirational. Scientists said Monday they have built a small search-and-rescue robot, inspired by the ability of cockroaches to squeeze through tiny crevices, designed to navigate through rubble to find survivors after natural disasters or bombings. "We feel strongly that cockroaches are one of nature's most...

Finance Minister: IMF Will Delay Aid to Ukraine Until Political Fog Clears 

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The International Monetary Fund will not give more aid to Ukraine until it becomes clear that, in the event of a government collapse, the next government would follow through on promised reforms, the country's Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko said on Monday. Ukraine has been waiting since October for the IMF to dispense more aid as part of a $40 billion package. The aid is contingent on the war-torn country making its economy more competitive and reducing corruption. The patchy...

Israel may bank on Obama's successor for future U.S. aid pact: minister

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JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israel may be unable to reach a new defense aid agreement with the Obama administration and could wait for the next U.S. president to secure better terms, a senior Israeli official said on Monday in a veiled rebuke signaling a snag in negotiations.

  

Turban-Wearing American Actor Is Barred From Aeroméxico Flight 

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Director Comey: "Don't Be a Puppet" 

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US faces shortcomings in coalition-building for anti-IS war

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To doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half into the war, some administration officials are acknowledging that this supposed source of strength has its own weaknesses.
     

US Senators Offer Bill to Speed Electronic Warfare Development

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The bill would also require the Pentagon to supply Congress with a strategic plan for enhancing its electronic warfare capabilities.

       

Hacker Posts FBI, DHS Employee Data - U.S. News & World Report

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A Twitter account used by the hacker linked to the DHS and FBI personnel data along with messages suggesting support for a free Palestine and promising to leak data about thousands more workers unless the U.S. ends diplomatic relations with Israel.
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Commentary: Congress Must Prioritize Ballistic Missile Defense

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Those at the “tip of the spear” must be sufficiently resourced to have the tools needed to protect our homeland

       

Photos: China welcomes the Year of the Monkey - PBS NewsHour

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Photos: China welcomes the Year of the Monkey
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Performers take a part in a re-enactment of an ancient Qing Dynasty ceremony as the Lunar New Year of the Monkey is celebrated at Ditan Park (the Temple of Earth) in Beijing, China on Feb. 8. Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters. With fireworks crackling and ...
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Homeland Security, FBI employee data dumped in hack

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A hacker claiming to have downloaded information about thousands of FBI and Department of Homeland Security employees through a Justice Department computer followed through with a threat to publicly release the information online Monday.
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Once again, the VA turns down Navy vets for Agent Orange benefits

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A federal court had ordered the VA to reassess its policy denying Agent Orange benefits to Navy sailors who served in the Vietnam War. The VA’s conclusion: They still don’t qualify.
     

Kadyrov Tests Moscow’s Strategy in the North Caucasus

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On February 2, Chechen ruler Ramzan Kadyrov convened an unusual gathering of followers of the Naqshbandi and Qadiriyya Sufi orders in Grozny. Apart from the participants from Chechnya, “thousands” of other Sufis arrived from Dagestan, Ingushetia and other republics of the North Caucasus, Kadyrov claimed via Instagram. The rally of the Sufis, which Kadyrov called a “majlis,” declared that true Muslims should fight the so-called Wahhabis (Salafists), which essentially include everyone who does not belong to the Naqshbandi and Qadiriyya Sufi orders. Kadyrov approved of the actions of the Dagestani government against the Salafists and expressed hope that “the pseudo-Salafists’ attempts to legalize themselves and sneak into various councils will receive a “proper rebuttal” in Ingushetia as well (Instagram.com/p/BBSbompiRod, February 2).
Kadyrov has been unusually active in the past several weeks. First, Chechnya’s governor attacked the Russian opposition in a way that some regarded as essentially death threats. He then turned his attention back to Chechnya’s neighborhood by rallying Sufis of the North Caucasus and presenting himself as the defender of the Sufi dominance in the region. Formally, Russian law does not permit discrimination against religions and sects, as long as they obey Russian laws and are not officially outlawed. In practice, the Russian authorities find ways to discriminate against undesirable religions and denominations. However, no political figure could dare do what Kadyrov has done—declare an official fight against what he called “pseudo-Salafists.”
Kadyrov himself tried to keep a low profile at the rally of the Naqshbandi and Qadiriyya Sufi orders, saying that he attended only as the follower (murid) of Kunta-Haji Kishiev, a Chechen sheikh who lived in the 18th–19th centuries. However, Kadyrov’s statements were quite brusque and bold, as usual: he said that he and his associates swore to fight the Wahhabis “until death” and would pursue them everywhere. “We do not care where they are—in Chechnya, in Ingushetia, in Dagestan or even in North Africa,” he said. “If the locals cannot stop them and if they do not come to their senses and repent, they will get what they are seeking. Everybody will get what he seeks.” Kadyrov then went on to describe the situation in both Dagestan and Ingushetia as precarious in this regard. Chechnya’s ruler in particular said that he was unhappy about Salafists receiving public platforms in the neighboring republics and expressed doubts that the regional authorities were capable of dealing with the problem. Kadyrov warned the Salafists to stop undermining the Sufi saints, or otherwise face repercussions (Kavkazskaya Politika, February 4).
The Sufi rally held in Grozny under Kadyrov’s auspices is significant in at least several respects. First of all, Kadyrov claims to be the defender of the Sufis, who are under increasing pressure from the Salafists. The latter have made substantial inroads into the Muslim population across North Caucasus, where Sufism has traditionally dominated. Secondly, Kadyrov is focusing particularly on neighboring Ingushetia, which is ethnically close to Chechnya and whose separate identity is therefore vulnerable to Kadyrov’s claims that the Chechens and Ingush are the same people.
Religious differences could easily spiral into violence in Ingushetia, Chechnya and Dagestan. Ingushetia’s governor, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, hastily called on the residents of his republic to stay calm and stop attacking those who have different religious beliefs. Instead of accusing the young people of rejecting the old way of worship, Yevkurov asked the religious leaders to initiate a dialogue and resolve their differences (Facebook.com, February 4). The Ingush civil activist Magomed Mutsolgov appealed to Russian law enforcement officials, asking them to provide a “legal assessment” of Kadyrov’s statements. In Mutsolgov’s opinion, Kadyrov made incendiary comments against all the Muslim religious groups that do not belong to the Naqshbandi and Qadiriyya Sufi orders, which is a criminal offense (Kavkazsky Uzel, February 4). Ingush religious leaders also addressed the Russian authorities, asking them to stop Kadyrov’s incendiary activities (06portal.ru, February 7).
Kadyrov’s earlier attacks on the Russian opposition caused a significant uproar in Russia. The Kremlin seemed to justify his comments, while not overtly endorsing them. Now, Kadyrov seems to have identified a safer area for the expansion of his influence—the North Caucasus and Islam in the region. Moscow has supported “traditional Islam” in the North Caucasus in its attempt to hold back and eliminate the Salafist type of Islam in the region. Salafists are often equated with the insurgency; but perhaps most importantly, the Salafists are not under control of the authorities—something the Russian government does not tolerate. In fact, the very reason for the popularity of the Salafists may be that they are relatively independent of the government. Thus, Moscow should presumably support Kadyrov’s crusade against the “wrong” Islam. However, if Moscow supports Kadyrov and his crusaders, it will expand his influence, along with that of Sufism. Ironically, the North Caucasian regional governors, especially Ingushetia’s Yevkurov, find themselves in the position of endorsing the pan-Islamist teaching of Salafism rather than the local-based Sufism, because the latter is used by Kadyrov to undermine their authority. It is unclear what position Moscow will take. On the one hand, Moscow probably has no interest in seeing the expansion of Kadyrov’s influence beyond Chechnya but, at the same time, is afraid of a religious teaching it does not control. Intentionally or not, Kadyrov put Moscow in the position that its influence in the North Caucasus will be undermined whatever move it takes.
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Bill Clinton Mocks Sanders’s Peace-Loving, Revolutionary Image 

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Bill Clinton tore into the Sanders campaign Sunday at an event in New Hampshire, mocking Sanders’s anti-establishment, pro-revolution platform.
The former president slammed the Sanders campaign as shady and untrustworthy, despite their peace-loving image and Sanders’s high authenticity numbers. Clinton said that Sanders manipulated endorsements of Hillary Clinton to his advantage and rejected critics as anti-establishment.
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