As Moldova prepares to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union, Russia is stepping up attempts to keep the country in its fold. It has found some willing helpers in the country. If Mihail Formuzal had his way, the revolution in Kiev never would have happened. Then, Moldova would choose Russia instead of Europe, and the planned Association Agreement with the EU would… Read more →
Raw: Shooting Incident at Airbase in Ukraine
Russian troops who had taken control of the Belbek air base in the Crimea region fired warning shots into the air on Tuesday as around 300 Ukrainian soldiers, who previously manned the airfield, demanded their jobs back.
Crimean authorities to cut power, water to Ukrainian troops
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Pro-Russian authorities in Crimea will cut off water and electricity to Ukrainian soldiers in bases surrounded by Russian forces on Monday night, a Russian former lawmaker loyal to President Vladimir Putin said.
Sergei Markov, who held meetings with pro-Russian authorities on the Ukrainian peninsula earlier on Monday, told reporters the soldiers would also be told they would not receive their next pay packet if they did not publicly renounce their loyalty to the new provisional government in Kiev, the capital.
“If they stay here and remain loyal to Kiev and the Ukrainian government, it will become more uncomfortable for them,” said Markov, who sits in a Kremlin-backed public policy chamber. “The pressure is going to increase tonight.”
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Video: Putin visits military drills in Russia
President Vladimir Putin on Monday observed a military exercise held in the Leningrad Region, as part of a surprise inspection to test the combat readiness of troops and ammunition of the Western and Central military districts. More than 1,800 servicemen, 30 tanks, some 20 airborne combat vehicles, five planes and 80 helicopters were involved in the exercise. It tested the military’s performance through drills in combat operations and liquidation of a presumed adversary; landing operations by paratroopers on guided parachutes and landing of tactical airborne troops for the isolation of a military operations zone; and the neutralization of an artillery unit or a logistics supply battalion.
On March 1st a group of attackers armed with knives stormed a Chinese train station, killing at least 29 and injuring more than 130 others before good guys with guns showed up to end the attack. According to NBC News, “four of the attackers were shot dead,” and “one was captured alive.” Yang Haifei was buying a ticket when attackers “dressed… Read more →
The crisis in Ukraine has brought out a fresh round of critics of President Obama’s foreign policy who see a pattern emerging: the president tries to assert his authority and direct events on the world stage with empty threats, which inevitably have no follow through. With each instance, U.S. power grows weaker as foreign powers view Mr. Obama as the president who… Read more →
Sen. Cruz Attempts to Protect the American People from IRS Targeting
Offers two amendments in the Judiciary Committee to safeguard citizens’ free speech against unlawful and unjust targeting and designations by the IRS.
Did Bill Clinton Just Rally an Uprising Against Government?
Speaking to a room full of Democrats on Tuesday in Louisville, KY as he stumped for Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes, Bill Clinton mused about the recent political uprising in the Ukraine relating it to what needs to happen in the upcoming elections. He asked the room of over 1,200 Dems to demand, “Give us back our country.”
Appearing rather amused, a giddy Clinton seemingly called for a political uprising similar to the recent events in the Ukraine saying:
You following what’s going on in Ukraine? It’s the darndest thing I ever saw. The politicians didn’t throw the president out, the people did. They said, “This guy’s not in it for us anymore.”
Then they went into his presidential residence which he had privatized for himself. Can you imagine what somebody would do if the president, or any president, tried to say, “I think I’ll privatize the White House and keep the paintings if it’s all the same to you.”
And the people said, “Whatever our differences are, this is not, this is a one-way dead end here. Give us back our country.” That’s what I want you to say in the election.
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Late Wednesday afternoon, Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial Arizona bill that would have allowed small business owners to refuse service to certain customers under a claim of religious freedom. Brewer said, “Senate bill 1062 does not address a specific or present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona. I’ve not heard of one example in Arizona where business owner’s religious liberty… Read more →
Russia flexes military muscle as protests erupt in Ukraine