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<http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/8189/social-media-censorship>

European Union Declares War on Internet Free Speech

Soeren Kern | June 3, 2016

The European Union (EU), in partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and
Microsoft, has unveiled a "code of conduct" to combat the spread of "illegal
hate speech" online in Europe. ..
Some Members of the European Parliament have characterized the EU's code of
online conduct - which requires "offensive" material to be removed from the
Internet within 24 hours, and replaced with "counter-narratives" - as
"Orwellian." ..

...

Those from the Facebook, can migrate to the Russian VK network.

It's somewhat similar to the Facebook, and operates under Russian legislation
where the fuzzy 'hate speech' concept is not used, but the kinds of abuse are
listed more specifically, as well as in the VK's terms <http://vk.com/terms>.

Moderation policy of the VK administration allows great freedom of expression
and often tolerates content that may be considered offensive by some. Despite
the fact it's owned by a Russian company, it doesn't discriminate users that
post content that is unwelcome in Russia. For example, a lot of the Ukrainian
nationalists and Russia haters have their accounts and communities in VK.

In what case may you be banned? VK itself can ban you - for violation of their
terms. If VK doesn't find your content bannable then you still may be banned
by request of national authorities. In such a case, if your content is illegal
under Russian law then your page(s) will not be available in Russia but still
may be available elsewhere. If your content is acceptable by VK but illegal
under law of some another country then their ban policy depends on what the VK
administration has agreed with authorities / regulators of that country.

What they say.

<http://tinyurl.com/jnf4v34>

So, for now VK - is the best social network and the largest in the Europe ..
It has the best functionality, UI and the fastest performance: it works from
the USA much faster than all other SNSes do. ..

<http://tinyurl.com/hpp3fvf>

What is VK?
Put very simply, VK is a much larger and more efficient version of Facebook.
..

<http://tinyurl.com/zloxo93>

One thing you will quickly notice with VK is that the platform is incredibly
smooth running and very quick in responsiveness. You won't find any dreaded
lag here and all of the features work amazing precision. ..
Oleg Smirnov
2016-06-05 03:18:44 UTC
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<http://tinyurl.com/z7f5778> japantimes.co.jp

NSA whistleblower Snowden says U.S. government carrying out mass surveillance
in Japan

SHUSUKE MURAI | JUN 4, 2016

Edward Snowden, a fugitive and former U.S. National Security Agency contractor
who leaked information from the agency in 2013, warned Saturday that all
people in Japan are subjected to mass surveillance initiated by the U.S.
government.

Snowden lived in Japan from 2009 to 2011. At the time, he was an employee with
computer giant Dell Inc. contracted out to the NSA, where he worked on a
surveillance program at the U.S.'s Yokota airbase in Fussa, Tokyo.

"They know your ... religious faith. They know whom you love. They know whom
you care about ... This was our job to establish the pattern of life of any
individuals," he said.

Snowden made the comments via video conferencing from Russia,where he resides
to avoid U.S. criminal prosecution, during a symposium Saturday in Tokyo on
surveillance in contemporary society.

More than 200 people, including lawyers, journalists, and others, attended the
discussion held in an auditorium on the University of Tokyo campus. Snowden,
32, said all the information that people input via cellphones or computers can
be legally collected by the U.S. intelligence agency for analysis.

Serious issues facing Japan are its lack of citizen engagement on privacy
controls and weak civil controls over the government, he said. ..

To counter the government surveillance and control of information, Snowden
called for solidarity in the media.

"The purpose of a free press in open society is not to simply write down what
the government wants to say," but to actively challenge its authority, he
said. ..

Read it in full <http://tinyurl.com/z7f5778>
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U.S. government carrying out mass surveillance
Russkie WW3 provocation:


http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russian-fighter-conducts-dangerous-intercept-of-u-s-recon-jet/

http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/america-responds-to-russian-provocation-in-baltic-sea-with-subdued-carefully-worded-statement/news-story/5a179d3685e87428767d4916b9162ecf

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/04/15/kerry-says-us-navy-destroyer-couldve-shot-down-russian-warplanes.html

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/23/politics/us-russian-bombers-july-4-intercept/

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/27/world/us-russia-bombers-intentions/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/full-list-of-incidents-involving-russian-military-and-nato-since-march-2014-9851309.html


Russian military strategy causing dangerous encounters
Russian-su27.jpg

The Russian su-27 fighter jet photographed next to a Swedish
intelligence plane.

A full list of 39 incidents since March 2014

As classified by the European Leadership Network

High Risk Incidents

On 3 March 2014 a close encounter occurred between a SAS passenger plane
taking off from Copenhagen and a Russian reconnaissance aircraft which
did not transmit its position 50 miles south east of Malmo. A collision
was apparently avoided thanks only to good visibility and the alertness
of the passenger plane pilots. The SAS 737 plane was carrying 132
passengers to Rome.
On 5 September 2014 an Estonian security service operative, Eston
Kohver, was abducted by Russian agents from an Estonian border post, on
Estonian, and therefore NATO, territory. He was later taken to Moscow
and accused of espionage. The incident itself involved communications
jamming and the use of smoke grenades, and took place immediately after
President Obama’s visit to the region and his repetition of security
assurances to the Baltic States.
Between 17-27 October, 2014 a major submarine hunt by Swedish
authorities was prompted by credible intelligence reports of “underwater
activity” in the Stockholm archipelago in Swedish territorial waters.
Supreme Commander General Sverker Göranson underlined that Sweden was
ready to use “armed force” to bring the vessel to the surface if
necessary. Russia issued denials and attempted to ridicule Swedish
concerns. The major search operation stopped on Oct. 24.
Serious Incidents with Escalation Risk

On 12 April 2014 an unarmed Russian fighter aircraft made 12 passes of
the American warship the USS Cook in the Black Sea. Such aggressive
behaviour, if repeated by an armed aircraft, could have resulted in the
ship commander targeting the aircraft in an act of self-defence.
On April 23 2014 an armed Russian fighter undertook very threatening
manoeuvres in the vicinity of an American reconnaissance aircraft in the
Sea of Okhotsk. These manoeuvres involved demonstrating that the fighter
was armed. Such behaviour is far removed from what would be expected in
a relatively routine encounter.
In June 2014 armed Russian aircraft approached the heavily populated
Danish island of Bornholm before breaking off in what appears to have
been a simulated attack. The Danish intelligence service described the
incident as “of a more offensive character than observed in recent years.”
On 16 July 2014 an armed Russian aircraft intercepted a Swedish
surveillance plane conducting operations between Gotland and Latvia in
international airspace, and flew within 10 metres of the plane. This
indicated a far more aggressive approach to intercepting aircraft than
in previous encounters.
On 18 July 2014 an American surveillance plane conducting operations
near Kaliningrad was chased into Swedish air-space after being
approached by Russian fighters. This evasive action took place without
Sweden’s prior approval that the US aircraft could enter Swedish airspace.
In early September, 2014 Russian strategic bombers in the Labrador Sea
near Canada practiced cruise missile strikes on the United States. The
Russian aircraft stayed outside of Canada’s ADIZ but this was still a
provocative move in light of the NATO summit ongoing at the time. Cruise
missiles launched from the Labrador Sea would have Ottawa, New York,
Washington, Chicago, and the Norfolk Naval Base in range.
On 7 September 2014 HMCS Toronto (a frigate) was buzzed by a Russian
aircraft in the Black Sea, with the plane coming within 300 metres of
the warship. HMCS Toronto locked its radar on the Russian plane but took
no further action as the aircraft was not armed. This incident coincided
with larger Russian naval combat training activities near Sevastopol.
Such aggressive behaviour, if repeated by an armed aircraft, could have
resulted in the ship commander targeting the aircraft in an act of
self-defence.
On 17 September 2014 two Russian military aircraft crossed into Swedish
air-space south of the island of Oland. The Russian Su-24 bombers
intentionally violated Swedish airspace possibly to test the
capabilities of the air defence system strengthened after previous
incidents. The Swedish Foreign Minister described the incident as the
‘most serious aerial incursion’ in years.
On 19 September 2014 Russian officers detained a Lithuanian shipping
vessel in international waters in the Barents Sea, subsequently towing
it to Murmansk. This represented a clear escalation in Russian attempts
at the provocation and intimidation of the Baltic States.
On 3 October 2014 a Russian fighter flew “within metres” of Swedish
surveillance aircraft in the Baltic in an incident deemed “unusually
provocative”. A collision between the aircraft would have had serious
repercussions for bilateral relations and increased military tensions
across the entire Baltic area.
From 28-30 October 2014, Russia conducted a major air exercise in the
North Sea, Atlantic, Black Sea and Baltic Sea. In a series of
developments, aircraft from NATO states and partners tracked Russian
long-range bombers conducting missions across this entire area,
including a large formation of Russian fighters and bombers conducting
missions over the Baltic Sea. All missions were conducted in
international airspace but their scale and use of different kinds of
aircraft and different zones of operation has added significantly to
increased tensions between NATO and Russia.
Near Routine Incidents

On 10 April 2014 two Russian Navy vessels involved in live missile
firing exercises entered Lithuania’s Baltic maritime economic zone,
causing serious disruption to shipping.
On 20 April 2014 a Russian recon aircraft observed Swedish military
installations. Unclear if there was a Swedish response.
On 23 April 2014 a Russian aircraft entered Dutch airspace before being
intercepted by Dutch fighter aircraft.
On 24 April 2014 RAF fighters intercepted and shadowed Russian aircraft
in international airspace over the North Sea.
On 28 April 2014, fighters with the Nato Baltic Air Policing force
scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft in international airspace.
On 9 May 2014 Russian aircraft approached to within 50 miles of the
Californian coast, the closest such Russian military flight since the
Cold War.
On 18 May 2014 RAF fighters intercepted a Russian helicopter and
shadowed it back to its parent corvette in the Baltic Sea; the fighters
later performed several passes of the Russian warship.
In late May, early June 2014 Russian aircraft carried out several
incursions into the US and Canadian Air Defence Identification Zones in
the Arctic.
On 12 June 2014, Nato fighters intercepted Russian aircraft in
international airspace near Latvia.
On 17 June 2014, RAF fighters intercepted a Russian air formation in
international airspace.
On 19 June 2014; HMS Montrose, a British frigate, was sent to
investigate a Russian corvette in international waters near Denmark’s
Baltic coast. HMS Montrose was subsequently circled by Russian maritime
patrol aircraft.
From 21 May to 13 August 2014, a series of short airspace violations by
Russian aircraft were reported over the Estonian island of Vaindloo.
On 1 August, Polish fighters of the Nato Baltic air-policing mission
intercepted Russian aircraft flying near Estonia airspace.
In early August 2014 several Russian air incursions were reported into
the Alaskan Air Defence Identification Zone.
On 7 August 2014 anti-submarine forces of Russia’s Northern Fleet
reportedly expelled an American submarine from the Barents Sea. The US
denied its submarines were operating in the area.
On 28 August 2014, there was an air incident involving an unknown Nato
country and Russia. No details beyond aircraft type except that incident
took place over the Baltic.
In August/September 2014, Russian naval and air units interfered with
the operations of a Finnish research vessel on two separate occasions.
In late August, 2014, multiple breaches of Finnish air-space by Russian
state aircraft were reported. In response, Finland has already indicated
that it will react more firmly to violations of its airspace in future.
On 11 September 2014, Canadian jets intercepted Russian aircraft in
international airspace.
Between the 17 and 18 September 2014, Russian jets entered the ADIZ off
the coast of Alaska (officials say such incidents happen around 10 times
a year) on two separate occasions, once on the evening of Wednesday 17th
Sep (USA ADIZ) and once on the morning of Thursday 18th Sep (Canadian
ADIZ, Beaufort Sea). The Russian planes were intercepted by American and
Canadian fighters. These incidents coincide with Ukrainian President
Petro Poroshenko’s visits to Ottawa and Washington.
On 19 September 2014, RAF jets shadowed Russian aircraft in
international airspace above the north sea.
On 29 September 2014, Latvian forces observed a Russian warship
operating 14 miles from Latvian territorial waters; article observes
that Russian jets and warships have been detected 173 times near
Latvia’s borders as of September.
On 20 October 2014, planes from the Baltic Air Policing mission
intercepted Russian surveillance Il-20 aircraft in international airspace
On 21 October 2014 Baltic Air Policing planes (Portuguese F-16s)
intercepted Russian Il-20 surveillance aircraft which entered Estonian
airspace next to the island of Saarema for about a minute.
On 31 October 2014, RAF Typhoons intercepted Russian aircraft
approaching UK airspace.
Oleg Smirnov
2016-06-05 15:30:59 UTC
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<http://tinyurl.com/zwzrbaf> oilprice.com

Russia Almost Doubles Gas Exports to the U.K.

Gazprom has dramatically increased its exports to the United Kingdom during
the first five months of 2016, nearly doubling shipments.

The 91.5-percent increase in natural gas exports to the UK -- which equates to
3.85 billion cubic meters -- was reported by the company's CEO Alexei Miller
on Wednesday.

Other countries in the European Union .. have also begun importing more energy
supplies from Russia.

Gazprom's business with Poland jumped by 35.6 percent from January to May
2016, while Germany (10.4 percent), France (35 percent), Austria (21.3
percent), Greece (85.8 percent), the Netherlands (103.8 percent) and Denmark
(139.3 percent) also upped their orders by significant amounts. ..

...

Every time when you use the gas, you send a message of love to Russia & Putin.

Let it be a new fetishist cult.
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NSA whistleblower Snowden says U.S. government carrying out mass
surveillance in Japan
Encroyable!
2016-06-06 14:14:37 UTC
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Let it be a new fetishist cult.
Russkie WW3 provocation:


http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russian-fighter-conducts-dangerous-intercept-of-u-s-recon-jet/

http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/america-responds-to-russian-provocation-in-baltic-sea-with-subdued-carefully-worded-statement/news-story/5a179d3685e87428767d4916b9162ecf

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/04/15/kerry-says-us-navy-destroyer-couldve-shot-down-russian-warplanes.html

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/23/politics/us-russian-bombers-july-4-intercept/

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/27/world/us-russia-bombers-intentions/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/full-list-of-incidents-involving-russian-military-and-nato-since-march-2014-9851309.html


Russian military strategy causing dangerous encounters
Russian-su27.jpg

The Russian su-27 fighter jet photographed next to a Swedish
intelligence plane.

A full list of 39 incidents since March 2014

As classified by the European Leadership Network

High Risk Incidents

On 3 March 2014 a close encounter occurred between a SAS passenger plane
taking off from Copenhagen and a Russian reconnaissance aircraft which
did not transmit its position 50 miles south east of Malmo. A collision
was apparently avoided thanks only to good visibility and the alertness
of the passenger plane pilots. The SAS 737 plane was carrying 132
passengers to Rome.
On 5 September 2014 an Estonian security service operative, Eston
Kohver, was abducted by Russian agents from an Estonian border post, on
Estonian, and therefore NATO, territory. He was later taken to Moscow
and accused of espionage. The incident itself involved communications
jamming and the use of smoke grenades, and took place immediately after
President Obama’s visit to the region and his repetition of security
assurances to the Baltic States.
Between 17-27 October, 2014 a major submarine hunt by Swedish
authorities was prompted by credible intelligence reports of “underwater
activity” in the Stockholm archipelago in Swedish territorial waters.
Supreme Commander General Sverker Göranson underlined that Sweden was
ready to use “armed force” to bring the vessel to the surface if
necessary. Russia issued denials and attempted to ridicule Swedish
concerns. The major search operation stopped on Oct. 24.
Serious Incidents with Escalation Risk

On 12 April 2014 an unarmed Russian fighter aircraft made 12 passes of
the American warship the USS Cook in the Black Sea. Such aggressive
behaviour, if repeated by an armed aircraft, could have resulted in the
ship commander targeting the aircraft in an act of self-defence.
On April 23 2014 an armed Russian fighter undertook very threatening
manoeuvres in the vicinity of an American reconnaissance aircraft in the
Sea of Okhotsk. These manoeuvres involved demonstrating that the fighter
was armed. Such behaviour is far removed from what would be expected in
a relatively routine encounter.
In June 2014 armed Russian aircraft approached the heavily populated
Danish island of Bornholm before breaking off in what appears to have
been a simulated attack. The Danish intelligence service described the
incident as “of a more offensive character than observed in recent years.”
On 16 July 2014 an armed Russian aircraft intercepted a Swedish
surveillance plane conducting operations between Gotland and Latvia in
international airspace, and flew within 10 metres of the plane. This
indicated a far more aggressive approach to intercepting aircraft than
in previous encounters.
On 18 July 2014 an American surveillance plane conducting operations
near Kaliningrad was chased into Swedish air-space after being
approached by Russian fighters. This evasive action took place without
Sweden’s prior approval that the US aircraft could enter Swedish airspace.
In early September, 2014 Russian strategic bombers in the Labrador Sea
near Canada practiced cruise missile strikes on the United States. The
Russian aircraft stayed outside of Canada’s ADIZ but this was still a
provocative move in light of the NATO summit ongoing at the time. Cruise
missiles launched from the Labrador Sea would have Ottawa, New York,
Washington, Chicago, and the Norfolk Naval Base in range.
On 7 September 2014 HMCS Toronto (a frigate) was buzzed by a Russian
aircraft in the Black Sea, with the plane coming within 300 metres of
the warship. HMCS Toronto locked its radar on the Russian plane but took
no further action as the aircraft was not armed. This incident coincided
with larger Russian naval combat training activities near Sevastopol.
Such aggressive behaviour, if repeated by an armed aircraft, could have
resulted in the ship commander targeting the aircraft in an act of
self-defence.
On 17 September 2014 two Russian military aircraft crossed into Swedish
air-space south of the island of Oland. The Russian Su-24 bombers
intentionally violated Swedish airspace possibly to test the
capabilities of the air defence system strengthened after previous
incidents. The Swedish Foreign Minister described the incident as the
‘most serious aerial incursion’ in years.
On 19 September 2014 Russian officers detained a Lithuanian shipping
vessel in international waters in the Barents Sea, subsequently towing
it to Murmansk. This represented a clear escalation in Russian attempts
at the provocation and intimidation of the Baltic States.
On 3 October 2014 a Russian fighter flew “within metres” of Swedish
surveillance aircraft in the Baltic in an incident deemed “unusually
provocative”. A collision between the aircraft would have had serious
repercussions for bilateral relations and increased military tensions
across the entire Baltic area.
From 28-30 October 2014, Russia conducted a major air exercise in the
North Sea, Atlantic, Black Sea and Baltic Sea. In a series of
developments, aircraft from NATO states and partners tracked Russian
long-range bombers conducting missions across this entire area,
including a large formation of Russian fighters and bombers conducting
missions over the Baltic Sea. All missions were conducted in
international airspace but their scale and use of different kinds of
aircraft and different zones of operation has added significantly to
increased tensions between NATO and Russia.
Near Routine Incidents

On 10 April 2014 two Russian Navy vessels involved in live missile
firing exercises entered Lithuania’s Baltic maritime economic zone,
causing serious disruption to shipping.
On 20 April 2014 a Russian recon aircraft observed Swedish military
installations. Unclear if there was a Swedish response.
On 23 April 2014 a Russian aircraft entered Dutch airspace before being
intercepted by Dutch fighter aircraft.
On 24 April 2014 RAF fighters intercepted and shadowed Russian aircraft
in international airspace over the North Sea.
On 28 April 2014, fighters with the Nato Baltic Air Policing force
scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft in international airspace.
On 9 May 2014 Russian aircraft approached to within 50 miles of the
Californian coast, the closest such Russian military flight since the
Cold War.
On 18 May 2014 RAF fighters intercepted a Russian helicopter and
shadowed it back to its parent corvette in the Baltic Sea; the fighters
later performed several passes of the Russian warship.
In late May, early June 2014 Russian aircraft carried out several
incursions into the US and Canadian Air Defence Identification Zones in
the Arctic.
On 12 June 2014, Nato fighters intercepted Russian aircraft in
international airspace near Latvia.
On 17 June 2014, RAF fighters intercepted a Russian air formation in
international airspace.
On 19 June 2014; HMS Montrose, a British frigate, was sent to
investigate a Russian corvette in international waters near Denmark’s
Baltic coast. HMS Montrose was subsequently circled by Russian maritime
patrol aircraft.
From 21 May to 13 August 2014, a series of short airspace violations by
Russian aircraft were reported over the Estonian island of Vaindloo.
On 1 August, Polish fighters of the Nato Baltic air-policing mission
intercepted Russian aircraft flying near Estonia airspace.
In early August 2014 several Russian air incursions were reported into
the Alaskan Air Defence Identification Zone.
On 7 August 2014 anti-submarine forces of Russia’s Northern Fleet
reportedly expelled an American submarine from the Barents Sea. The US
denied its submarines were operating in the area.
On 28 August 2014, there was an air incident involving an unknown Nato
country and Russia. No details beyond aircraft type except that incident
took place over the Baltic.
In August/September 2014, Russian naval and air units interfered with
the operations of a Finnish research vessel on two separate occasions.
In late August, 2014, multiple breaches of Finnish air-space by Russian
state aircraft were reported. In response, Finland has already indicated
that it will react more firmly to violations of its airspace in future.
On 11 September 2014, Canadian jets intercepted Russian aircraft in
international airspace.
Between the 17 and 18 September 2014, Russian jets entered the ADIZ off
the coast of Alaska (officials say such incidents happen around 10 times
a year) on two separate occasions, once on the evening of Wednesday 17th
Sep (USA ADIZ) and once on the morning of Thursday 18th Sep (Canadian
ADIZ, Beaufort Sea). The Russian planes were intercepted by American and
Canadian fighters. These incidents coincide with Ukrainian President
Petro Poroshenko’s visits to Ottawa and Washington.
On 19 September 2014, RAF jets shadowed Russian aircraft in
international airspace above the north sea.
On 29 September 2014, Latvian forces observed a Russian warship
operating 14 miles from Latvian territorial waters; article observes
that Russian jets and warships have been detected 173 times near
Latvia’s borders as of September.
On 20 October 2014, planes from the Baltic Air Policing mission
intercepted Russian surveillance Il-20 aircraft in international airspace
On 21 October 2014 Baltic Air Policing planes (Portuguese F-16s)
intercepted Russian Il-20 surveillance aircraft which entered Estonian
airspace next to the island of Saarema for about a minute.
On 31 October 2014, RAF Typhoons intercepted Russian aircraft
approaching UK airspace.
Oleg Smirnov
2016-06-07 11:29:06 UTC
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<http://tinyurl.com/htyvl3t> jpost.com

Netanyahu: Deepening ties with Russia important for Israel's security

The deepening ties between Israel and Russia are important for the country's
security, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday as he addressed a
Jerusalem Day ceremony .. Russia today is a world power and its relation to
Israel is only growing stronger and deeper, Netanyahu said. / These ties are
important "for our national security ..

Israel has worked to strengthen its ties with Moscow ..

Despite the fact that Moscow is working closely with the Iran-led axis, which
includes Israel's most bitter, formidable enemy in the region - Hezbollah -
Russia's presence has proven to be a moderating, restraining influence ..
During the visit the Israeli delegation will look to increase cooperation with
Russia with regard to the economy, trade and culture. ..

...

One of the Russia's objectives in the region, as I myself understand it, is
to decrease the mutual obsession between Israel and Iran, and here's a Western
interest too, excluding those who were accustomed to devotedly demonize Iran.
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Russia Almost Doubles Gas Exports to the U.K.
Siri Cruise
2016-06-07 12:06:17 UTC
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Israel has worked to strengthen its ties with Moscow ..
One hopes. Then Israel can concentrate on killing its new Russian friends and
give old American friends a respite.
Post by Oleg Smirnov
One of the Russia's objectives in the region, as I myself understand it, is
to decrease the mutual obsession between Israel and Iran, and here's a Western
It will be fun balancing old bestest friend Syria and new bestest friend Israel.
--
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'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.'
If you assume the final scene is a dying delusion as Tom Cruise drowns below
the Louvre, then Edge of Tomorrow has a happy ending. Kill Tom repeat..
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2016-06-07 16:59:16 UTC
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Netanyahu: Deepening ties with Russia
Pffft!

Russkie WW3 provocation:


http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/27/world/us-russia-bombers-intentions/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/full-list-of-incidents-involving-russian-military-and-nato-since-march-2014-9851309.html


Russian military strategy causing dangerous encounters
Russian-su27.jpg

The Russian su-27 fighter jet photographed next to a Swedish
intelligence plane.

A full list of 39 incidents since March 2014

As classified by the European Leadership Network

High Risk Incidents

On 3 March 2014 a close encounter occurred between a SAS passenger plane
taking off from Copenhagen and a Russian reconnaissance aircraft which
did not transmit its position 50 miles south east of Malmo. A collision
was apparently avoided thanks only to good visibility and the alertness
of the passenger plane pilots. The SAS 737 plane was carrying 132
passengers to Rome.
On 5 September 2014 an Estonian security service operative, Eston
Kohver, was abducted by Russian agents from an Estonian border post, on
Estonian, and therefore NATO, territory. He was later taken to Moscow
and accused of espionage. The incident itself involved communications
jamming and the use of smoke grenades, and took place immediately after
President Obama’s visit to the region and his repetition of security
assurances to the Baltic States.
Between 17-27 October, 2014 a major submarine hunt by Swedish
authorities was prompted by credible intelligence reports of “underwater
activity” in the Stockholm archipelago in Swedish territorial waters.
Supreme Commander General Sverker Göranson underlined that Sweden was
ready to use “armed force” to bring the vessel to the surface if
necessary. Russia issued denials and attempted to ridicule Swedish
concerns. The major search operation stopped on Oct. 24.
Serious Incidents with Escalation Risk

On 12 April 2014 an unarmed Russian fighter aircraft made 12 passes of
the American warship the USS Cook in the Black Sea. Such aggressive
behaviour, if repeated by an armed aircraft, could have resulted in the
ship commander targeting the aircraft in an act of self-defence.
On April 23 2014 an armed Russian fighter undertook very threatening
manoeuvres in the vicinity of an American reconnaissance aircraft in the
Sea of Okhotsk. These manoeuvres involved demonstrating that the fighter
was armed. Such behaviour is far removed from what would be expected in
a relatively routine encounter.
In June 2014 armed Russian aircraft approached the heavily populated
Danish island of Bornholm before breaking off in what appears to have
been a simulated attack. The Danish intelligence service described the
incident as “of a more offensive character than observed in recent years.”
On 16 July 2014 an armed Russian aircraft intercepted a Swedish
surveillance plane conducting operations between Gotland and Latvia in
international airspace, and flew within 10 metres of the plane. This
indicated a far more aggressive approach to intercepting aircraft than
in previous encounters.
On 18 July 2014 an American surveillance plane conducting operations
near Kaliningrad was chased into Swedish air-space after being
approached by Russian fighters. This evasive action took place without
Sweden’s prior approval that the US aircraft could enter Swedish airspace.
In early September, 2014 Russian strategic bombers in the Labrador Sea
near Canada practiced cruise missile strikes on the United States. The
Russian aircraft stayed outside of Canada’s ADIZ but this was still a
provocative move in light of the NATO summit ongoing at the time. Cruise
missiles launched from the Labrador Sea would have Ottawa, New York,
Washington, Chicago, and the Norfolk Naval Base in range.
On 7 September 2014 HMCS Toronto (a frigate) was buzzed by a Russian
aircraft in the Black Sea, with the plane coming within 300 metres of
the warship. HMCS Toronto locked its radar on the Russian plane but took
no further action as the aircraft was not armed. This incident coincided
with larger Russian naval combat training activities near Sevastopol.
Such aggressive behaviour, if repeated by an armed aircraft, could have
resulted in the ship commander targeting the aircraft in an act of
self-defence.
On 17 September 2014 two Russian military aircraft crossed into Swedish
air-space south of the island of Oland. The Russian Su-24 bombers
intentionally violated Swedish airspace possibly to test the
capabilities of the air defence system strengthened after previous
incidents. The Swedish Foreign Minister described the incident as the
‘most serious aerial incursion’ in years.
On 19 September 2014 Russian officers detained a Lithuanian shipping
vessel in international waters in the Barents Sea, subsequently towing
it to Murmansk. This represented a clear escalation in Russian attempts
at the provocation and intimidation of the Baltic States.
On 3 October 2014 a Russian fighter flew “within metres” of Swedish
surveillance aircraft in the Baltic in an incident deemed “unusually
provocative”. A collision between the aircraft would have had serious
repercussions for bilateral relations and increased military tensions
across the entire Baltic area.
From 28-30 October 2014, Russia conducted a major air exercise in the
North Sea, Atlantic, Black Sea and Baltic Sea. In a series of
developments, aircraft from NATO states and partners tracked Russian
long-range bombers conducting missions across this entire area,
including a large formation of Russian fighters and bombers conducting
missions over the Baltic Sea. All missions were conducted in
international airspace but their scale and use of different kinds of
aircraft and different zones of operation has added significantly to
increased tensions between NATO and Russia.
Near Routine Incidents

On 10 April 2014 two Russian Navy vessels involved in live missile
firing exercises entered Lithuania’s Baltic maritime economic zone,
causing serious disruption to shipping.
On 20 April 2014 a Russian recon aircraft observed Swedish military
installations. Unclear if there was a Swedish response.
On 23 April 2014 a Russian aircraft entered Dutch airspace before being
intercepted by Dutch fighter aircraft.
On 24 April 2014 RAF fighters intercepted and shadowed Russian aircraft
in international airspace over the North Sea.
On 28 April 2014, fighters with the Nato Baltic Air Policing force
scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft in international airspace.
On 9 May 2014 Russian aircraft approached to within 50 miles of the
Californian coast, the closest such Russian military flight since the
Cold War.
On 18 May 2014 RAF fighters intercepted a Russian helicopter and
shadowed it back to its parent corvette in the Baltic Sea; the fighters
later performed several passes of the Russian warship.
In late May, early June 2014 Russian aircraft carried out several
incursions into the US and Canadian Air Defence Identification Zones in
the Arctic.
On 12 June 2014, Nato fighters intercepted Russian aircraft in
international airspace near Latvia.
On 17 June 2014, RAF fighters intercepted a Russian air formation in
international airspace.
On 19 June 2014; HMS Montrose, a British frigate, was sent to
investigate a Russian corvette in international waters near Denmark’s
Baltic coast. HMS Montrose was subsequently circled by Russian maritime
patrol aircraft.
From 21 May to 13 August 2014, a series of short airspace violations by
Russian aircraft were reported over the Estonian island of Vaindloo.
On 1 August, Polish fighters of the Nato Baltic air-policing mission
intercepted Russian aircraft flying near Estonia airspace.
In early August 2014 several Russian air incursions were reported into
the Alaskan Air Defence Identification Zone.
On 7 August 2014 anti-submarine forces of Russia’s Northern Fleet
reportedly expelled an American submarine from the Barents Sea. The US
denied its submarines were operating in the area.
On 28 August 2014, there was an air incident involving an unknown Nato
country and Russia. No details beyond aircraft type except that incident
took place over the Baltic.
In August/September 2014, Russian naval and air units interfered with
the operations of a Finnish research vessel on two separate occasions.
In late August, 2014, multiple breaches of Finnish air-space by Russian
state aircraft were reported. In response, Finland has already indicated
that it will react more firmly to violations of its airspace in future.
On 11 September 2014, Canadian jets intercepted Russian aircraft in
international airspace.
Between the 17 and 18 September 2014, Russian jets entered the ADIZ off
the coast of Alaska (officials say such incidents happen around 10 times
a year) on two separate occasions, once on the evening of Wednesday 17th
Sep (USA ADIZ) and once on the morning of Thursday 18th Sep (Canadian
ADIZ, Beaufort Sea). The Russian planes were intercepted by American and
Canadian fighters. These incidents coincide with Ukrainian President
Petro Poroshenko’s visits to Ottawa and Washington.
On 19 September 2014, RAF jets shadowed Russian aircraft in
international airspace above the north sea.
On 29 September 2014, Latvian forces observed a Russian warship
operating 14 miles from Latvian territorial waters; article observes
that Russian jets and warships have been detected 173 times near
Latvia’s borders as of September.
On 20 October 2014, planes from the Baltic Air Policing mission
intercepted Russian surveillance Il-20 aircraft in international airspace
On 21 October 2014 Baltic Air Policing planes (Portuguese F-16s)
intercepted Russian Il-20 surveillance aircraft which entered Estonian
airspace next to the island of Saarema for about a minute.
On 31 October 2014, RAF Typhoons intercepted Russian aircraft
approaching UK airspace.
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2016-06-07 21:24:18 UTC
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Israel has worked to strengthen its ties with Moscow ..
Never mind that Jonathan Pollard divulged the exact locations of
Soviet/Russian command and control centers, so that Israel could do a
nuclear decap job if necessary...
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2016-06-05 07:17:25 UTC
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European Union Declares War on Internet Free Speech
Still irrelevant to US laws.
Post by Oleg Smirnov
The European Union (EU), in partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and
Microsoft, has unveiled a "code of conduct" to combat the spread of "illegal
These aren't public carriers in the US, so they can provide and withdraws at
their own discretion. And it is legal to run a new service to the public that
ignores EU, Russia, and China. You can even make it a business.
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'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.'
If you assume the final scene is a dying delusion as Tom Cruise drowns below
the Louvre, then Edge of Tomorrow has a happy ending. Kill Tom repeat..
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2016-06-05 14:48:14 UTC
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European Union Declares War on Internet
Russkie WW3 provocation:


http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russian-fighter-conducts-dangerous-intercept-of-u-s-recon-jet/

http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/america-responds-to-russian-provocation-in-baltic-sea-with-subdued-carefully-worded-statement/news-story/5a179d3685e87428767d4916b9162ecf

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/04/15/kerry-says-us-navy-destroyer-couldve-shot-down-russian-warplanes.html

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/23/politics/us-russian-bombers-july-4-intercept/

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/27/world/us-russia-bombers-intentions/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/full-list-of-incidents-involving-russian-military-and-nato-since-march-2014-9851309.html


Russian military strategy causing dangerous encounters
Russian-su27.jpg

The Russian su-27 fighter jet photographed next to a Swedish
intelligence plane.

A full list of 39 incidents since March 2014

As classified by the European Leadership Network

High Risk Incidents

On 3 March 2014 a close encounter occurred between a SAS passenger plane
taking off from Copenhagen and a Russian reconnaissance aircraft which
did not transmit its position 50 miles south east of Malmo. A collision
was apparently avoided thanks only to good visibility and the alertness
of the passenger plane pilots. The SAS 737 plane was carrying 132
passengers to Rome.
On 5 September 2014 an Estonian security service operative, Eston
Kohver, was abducted by Russian agents from an Estonian border post, on
Estonian, and therefore NATO, territory. He was later taken to Moscow
and accused of espionage. The incident itself involved communications
jamming and the use of smoke grenades, and took place immediately after
President Obama’s visit to the region and his repetition of security
assurances to the Baltic States.
Between 17-27 October, 2014 a major submarine hunt by Swedish
authorities was prompted by credible intelligence reports of “underwater
activity” in the Stockholm archipelago in Swedish territorial waters.
Supreme Commander General Sverker Göranson underlined that Sweden was
ready to use “armed force” to bring the vessel to the surface if
necessary. Russia issued denials and attempted to ridicule Swedish
concerns. The major search operation stopped on Oct. 24.
Serious Incidents with Escalation Risk

On 12 April 2014 an unarmed Russian fighter aircraft made 12 passes of
the American warship the USS Cook in the Black Sea. Such aggressive
behaviour, if repeated by an armed aircraft, could have resulted in the
ship commander targeting the aircraft in an act of self-defence.
On April 23 2014 an armed Russian fighter undertook very threatening
manoeuvres in the vicinity of an American reconnaissance aircraft in the
Sea of Okhotsk. These manoeuvres involved demonstrating that the fighter
was armed. Such behaviour is far removed from what would be expected in
a relatively routine encounter.
In June 2014 armed Russian aircraft approached the heavily populated
Danish island of Bornholm before breaking off in what appears to have
been a simulated attack. The Danish intelligence service described the
incident as “of a more offensive character than observed in recent years.”
On 16 July 2014 an armed Russian aircraft intercepted a Swedish
surveillance plane conducting operations between Gotland and Latvia in
international airspace, and flew within 10 metres of the plane. This
indicated a far more aggressive approach to intercepting aircraft than
in previous encounters.
On 18 July 2014 an American surveillance plane conducting operations
near Kaliningrad was chased into Swedish air-space after being
approached by Russian fighters. This evasive action took place without
Sweden’s prior approval that the US aircraft could enter Swedish airspace.
In early September, 2014 Russian strategic bombers in the Labrador Sea
near Canada practiced cruise missile strikes on the United States. The
Russian aircraft stayed outside of Canada’s ADIZ but this was still a
provocative move in light of the NATO summit ongoing at the time. Cruise
missiles launched from the Labrador Sea would have Ottawa, New York,
Washington, Chicago, and the Norfolk Naval Base in range.
On 7 September 2014 HMCS Toronto (a frigate) was buzzed by a Russian
aircraft in the Black Sea, with the plane coming within 300 metres of
the warship. HMCS Toronto locked its radar on the Russian plane but took
no further action as the aircraft was not armed. This incident coincided
with larger Russian naval combat training activities near Sevastopol.
Such aggressive behaviour, if repeated by an armed aircraft, could have
resulted in the ship commander targeting the aircraft in an act of
self-defence.
On 17 September 2014 two Russian military aircraft crossed into Swedish
air-space south of the island of Oland. The Russian Su-24 bombers
intentionally violated Swedish airspace possibly to test the
capabilities of the air defence system strengthened after previous
incidents. The Swedish Foreign Minister described the incident as the
‘most serious aerial incursion’ in years.
On 19 September 2014 Russian officers detained a Lithuanian shipping
vessel in international waters in the Barents Sea, subsequently towing
it to Murmansk. This represented a clear escalation in Russian attempts
at the provocation and intimidation of the Baltic States.
On 3 October 2014 a Russian fighter flew “within metres” of Swedish
surveillance aircraft in the Baltic in an incident deemed “unusually
provocative”. A collision between the aircraft would have had serious
repercussions for bilateral relations and increased military tensions
across the entire Baltic area.
From 28-30 October 2014, Russia conducted a major air exercise in the
North Sea, Atlantic, Black Sea and Baltic Sea. In a series of
developments, aircraft from NATO states and partners tracked Russian
long-range bombers conducting missions across this entire area,
including a large formation of Russian fighters and bombers conducting
missions over the Baltic Sea. All missions were conducted in
international airspace but their scale and use of different kinds of
aircraft and different zones of operation has added significantly to
increased tensions between NATO and Russia.
Near Routine Incidents

On 10 April 2014 two Russian Navy vessels involved in live missile
firing exercises entered Lithuania’s Baltic maritime economic zone,
causing serious disruption to shipping.
On 20 April 2014 a Russian recon aircraft observed Swedish military
installations. Unclear if there was a Swedish response.
On 23 April 2014 a Russian aircraft entered Dutch airspace before being
intercepted by Dutch fighter aircraft.
On 24 April 2014 RAF fighters intercepted and shadowed Russian aircraft
in international airspace over the North Sea.
On 28 April 2014, fighters with the Nato Baltic Air Policing force
scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft in international airspace.
On 9 May 2014 Russian aircraft approached to within 50 miles of the
Californian coast, the closest such Russian military flight since the
Cold War.
On 18 May 2014 RAF fighters intercepted a Russian helicopter and
shadowed it back to its parent corvette in the Baltic Sea; the fighters
later performed several passes of the Russian warship.
In late May, early June 2014 Russian aircraft carried out several
incursions into the US and Canadian Air Defence Identification Zones in
the Arctic.
On 12 June 2014, Nato fighters intercepted Russian aircraft in
international airspace near Latvia.
On 17 June 2014, RAF fighters intercepted a Russian air formation in
international airspace.
On 19 June 2014; HMS Montrose, a British frigate, was sent to
investigate a Russian corvette in international waters near Denmark’s
Baltic coast. HMS Montrose was subsequently circled by Russian maritime
patrol aircraft.
From 21 May to 13 August 2014, a series of short airspace violations by
Russian aircraft were reported over the Estonian island of Vaindloo.
On 1 August, Polish fighters of the Nato Baltic air-policing mission
intercepted Russian aircraft flying near Estonia airspace.
In early August 2014 several Russian air incursions were reported into
the Alaskan Air Defence Identification Zone.
On 7 August 2014 anti-submarine forces of Russia’s Northern Fleet
reportedly expelled an American submarine from the Barents Sea. The US
denied its submarines were operating in the area.
On 28 August 2014, there was an air incident involving an unknown Nato
country and Russia. No details beyond aircraft type except that incident
took place over the Baltic.
In August/September 2014, Russian naval and air units interfered with
the operations of a Finnish research vessel on two separate occasions.
In late August, 2014, multiple breaches of Finnish air-space by Russian
state aircraft were reported. In response, Finland has already indicated
that it will react more firmly to violations of its airspace in future.
On 11 September 2014, Canadian jets intercepted Russian aircraft in
international airspace.
Between the 17 and 18 September 2014, Russian jets entered the ADIZ off
the coast of Alaska (officials say such incidents happen around 10 times
a year) on two separate occasions, once on the evening of Wednesday 17th
Sep (USA ADIZ) and once on the morning of Thursday 18th Sep (Canadian
ADIZ, Beaufort Sea). The Russian planes were intercepted by American and
Canadian fighters. These incidents coincide with Ukrainian President
Petro Poroshenko’s visits to Ottawa and Washington.
On 19 September 2014, RAF jets shadowed Russian aircraft in
international airspace above the north sea.
On 29 September 2014, Latvian forces observed a Russian warship
operating 14 miles from Latvian territorial waters; article observes
that Russian jets and warships have been detected 173 times near
Latvia’s borders as of September.
On 20 October 2014, planes from the Baltic Air Policing mission
intercepted Russian surveillance Il-20 aircraft in international airspace
On 21 October 2014 Baltic Air Policing planes (Portuguese F-16s)
intercepted Russian Il-20 surveillance aircraft which entered Estonian
airspace next to the island of Saarema for about a minute.
On 31 October 2014, RAF Typhoons intercepted Russian aircraft
approaching UK airspace.
Jonathan
2016-06-05 16:03:41 UTC
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<http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/8189/social-media-censorship>
European Union Declares War on Internet Free Speech
Soeren Kern | June 3, 2016
The European Union (EU), in partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and
Microsoft, has unveiled a "code of conduct" to combat the spread of "illegal
hate speech" online in Europe. ..
This is an unfortunate, but almost understandable
response, to the recent terror attacks in Europe.

Terror attacks caused by the largest refugee crisis
since WW2 - caused by the massive and indiscriminate
barrel bombing of one Syrian civilian population center
after another by the Assad/Putin team.

Did you see what just happened to your second
airbase in Syria a couple weeks ago?

Wiped out...

https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/discerning-damage-crucial-syrian-air-base


Did you see what happened yesterday to Putin's only
allies he has left, Assad and Iran's Headquarters
in the second largest city in Syria, Aleppo...yesterday.

Guess they shouldn't have placed their combined HQ next
to the ammo dump?


Open Aleppo || The destruction of joint operations between
Assad's forces and the Iranian militias room
video (4:50)



And now Russia is considering sending in ground troops.
Sounds like things aren't going well since the peace
talks ended. Can you spell quagmire? And remember
how Afghanistan was lost? Can you spell manpads?


Remember Kerry said there would be a Plan B if
talked fell apart?


Russian ground operation in Syria 'under discussion'
Kremlin insider tells Al Jazeera that Moscow is considering sending
special forces to fight against Syrian rebel groups.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/russian-ground-operation-syria-160602094724997.html



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2016-06-07 12:35:58 UTC
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<http://tinyurl.com/hqvhfxp> consortiumnews.com

Europe Sleepwalks toward World War III

The West's scary new catch phrase for anything the diabolical Russians do is
"hybrid war," accusing Moscow of spreading propaganda and funding NGOs, pretty
much what the West has been doing for decades, as Gilbert Doctorow explains.

Gilbert Doctorow | June 6, 2016

The momentum into a new Cold War - and possibly toward World War III - is
growing stronger, a process in Europe that has the look of a brain-dead
continent sleepwalking toward the abyss, unwilling or unable to resist the
accumulation of harsh propaganda against Russia.

Indeed, the new buzz word in the West - directed against anyone who challenges
whatever extreme charge is made against Moscow - is that you're part of
Russia's "hybrid war" against the West. In other words, silencing these few
voices of dissent is portrayed as a defensive measure against "Russian
aggression."

Of course, this intimidation of those speaking up against a new Cold War is
reminiscent of the old Cold War when people who urged peaceful coexistence
were smeared as communist stooges. Now, you can expect to be dismissed as a
fifth columnist serving your Kremlin masters as they wage "hybrid war," a
vague concept that suggests that criticizing the West's policies is just one
element of a hostile strategy hatched in Moscow. ..

Yet, the record shows unequivocally that the Kremlin's foreign policy follows
one principle only, Realism, meaning defense of national strategic interests,
and is not subject to Romantic nationalist visions of any kind. ..

While individual countries in Europe have reputations for ingrained
individualism and divergence of opinion, Europe as a whole has a reputation
for consensus or going with the flow, even if the flow is heading over the
cliff. ..

Read the long article in full <http://tinyurl.com/hqvhfxp>
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European Union Declares War on Internet Free Speech
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2016-06-07 13:12:44 UTC
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The momentum into a new Cold War - and possibly toward World War III - is
growing stronger, a process in Europe that has the look of a brain-dead
continent sleepwalking toward the abyss, unwilling or unable to resist the
accumulation of harsh propaganda against Russia.
1 July 2014. en.kremlin.ru.

Give me a call when NATO threatens Russia because NATO countries decide they can
take any means necessary to defend their favourite minority in Russia.
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<http://tinyurl.com/jmgovul> theglobeandmail.com

Former U.S. diplomat criticizes Canada's 'weakness' on Russia

President Barack Obama's former ambassador to Russia says Canada is showing a
"sign of weakness" by not pushing ahead with a promised U.S.-style Magnitsky
Act that would punish Russians deemed to be human-rights violators with visa
bans and asset freezes.

Michael McFaul, who served as the U.S. envoy to Moscow from 2012 to 2014 and
before that was Mr. Obama's special White House adviser on Russia, said Canada
should follow the U.S. lead even if it infuriates the Kremlin.

He expressed disappointment with Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion for
rejecting all-party calls for a Canadian version of the Magnitsky Act. ..

<http://tinyurl.com/zw8zt9h> viettimes.vn

In an interview with The POSTIMEES of Estonia, Former US Ambassador Michael
McFaul says Russia should have "concrete response" to Russia's recent
activities. .. "The US needs to restrain Russia in line with the needs and
respond to it," - the diplomat said and added that Russia's actions are said
to have forced NATO "response to threats from Moscow". Also, McFaul said that
the NATO toward Russian borders is legal because she has never heard of the US
promised not to expand NATO eastward. "this promise has not been given, " ..

...

Mr. McFaul proved himself a moron when he served as the US envoy. Likely he
feels some butthurt after his Moscow experience, and perhaps it explains why
he is now persistently telling lies and issues bloodthirsty calls to do
something about Russia. Meanwhile the US vassals likely might notice that the
Obama's silly effort to isolate / ostracize Russia has proven to be a failure.
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<http://tinyurl.com/zlvhgsw> lexingtoninstitute.org

U.S. Security Requires Flexibility On Russian Rocket Engines

Loren B. Thompson, Ph.D | June 8, 2016

.. Without Russian engines, there is a danger U.S. warfighters will not be
able to monitor what is happening in hostile countries - including whether
they are launching nuclear missiles against the American homeland. Lawmakers
should never have allowed America's security to become dependent on the
availability of Russian engines, but that's where we stand today. The danger
would be increased by banning Russian engines before viable alternatives
become available.

...

As soon as Russia is no doubt a hostile country, and moreover - the greatest
existential threat to the US and to the whole civilized world, those greedy
Russians are willing to sell their rocket engines to the helpless Yanks is
order to allow them to monitor what's happening in Russia, - it sounds a bit
surrealistic.
<http://tinyurl.com/jrnmmtl>
Governing Through Lies And Deception
Piss on Putin
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U.S. Security Requires Flexibility On Russian Rocket Engines
Russkie WW3 provocation:


http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russian-fighter-conducts-dangerous-intercept-of-u-s-recon-jet/

http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/america-responds-to-russian-provocation-in-baltic-sea-with-subdued-carefully-worded-statement/news-story/5a179d3685e87428767d4916b9162ecf

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/04/15/kerry-says-us-navy-destroyer-couldve-shot-down-russian-warplanes.html

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/23/politics/us-russian-bombers-july-4-intercept/

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/27/world/us-russia-bombers-intentions/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/full-list-of-incidents-involving-russian-military-and-nato-since-march-2014-9851309.html


Russian military strategy causing dangerous encounters
Russian-su27.jpg

The Russian su-27 fighter jet photographed next to a Swedish
intelligence plane.

A full list of 39 incidents since March 2014

As classified by the European Leadership Network

High Risk Incidents

On 3 March 2014 a close encounter occurred between a SAS passenger plane
taking off from Copenhagen and a Russian reconnaissance aircraft which
did not transmit its position 50 miles south east of Malmo. A collision
was apparently avoided thanks only to good visibility and the alertness
of the passenger plane pilots. The SAS 737 plane was carrying 132
passengers to Rome.
On 5 September 2014 an Estonian security service operative, Eston
Kohver, was abducted by Russian agents from an Estonian border post, on
Estonian, and therefore NATO, territory. He was later taken to Moscow
and accused of espionage. The incident itself involved communications
jamming and the use of smoke grenades, and took place immediately after
President Obama’s visit to the region and his repetition of security
assurances to the Baltic States.
Between 17-27 October, 2014 a major submarine hunt by Swedish
authorities was prompted by credible intelligence reports of “underwater
activity” in the Stockholm archipelago in Swedish territorial waters.
Supreme Commander General Sverker Göranson underlined that Sweden was
ready to use “armed force” to bring the vessel to the surface if
necessary. Russia issued denials and attempted to ridicule Swedish
concerns. The major search operation stopped on Oct. 24.
Serious Incidents with Escalation Risk

On 12 April 2014 an unarmed Russian fighter aircraft made 12 passes of
the American warship the USS Cook in the Black Sea. Such aggressive
behaviour, if repeated by an armed aircraft, could have resulted in the
ship commander targeting the aircraft in an act of self-defence.
On April 23 2014 an armed Russian fighter undertook very threatening
manoeuvres in the vicinity of an American reconnaissance aircraft in the
Sea of Okhotsk. These manoeuvres involved demonstrating that the fighter
was armed. Such behaviour is far removed from what would be expected in
a relatively routine encounter.
In June 2014 armed Russian aircraft approached the heavily populated
Danish island of Bornholm before breaking off in what appears to have
been a simulated attack. The Danish intelligence service described the
incident as “of a more offensive character than observed in recent years.”
On 16 July 2014 an armed Russian aircraft intercepted a Swedish
surveillance plane conducting operations between Gotland and Latvia in
international airspace, and flew within 10 metres of the plane. This
indicated a far more aggressive approach to intercepting aircraft than
in previous encounters.
On 18 July 2014 an American surveillance plane conducting operations
near Kaliningrad was chased into Swedish air-space after being
approached by Russian fighters. This evasive action took place without
Sweden’s prior approval that the US aircraft could enter Swedish airspace.
In early September, 2014 Russian strategic bombers in the Labrador Sea
near Canada practiced cruise missile strikes on the United States. The
Russian aircraft stayed outside of Canada’s ADIZ but this was still a
provocative move in light of the NATO summit ongoing at the time. Cruise
missiles launched from the Labrador Sea would have Ottawa, New York,
Washington, Chicago, and the Norfolk Naval Base in range.
On 7 September 2014 HMCS Toronto (a frigate) was buzzed by a Russian
aircraft in the Black Sea, with the plane coming within 300 metres of
the warship. HMCS Toronto locked its radar on the Russian plane but took
no further action as the aircraft was not armed. This incident coincided
with larger Russian naval combat training activities near Sevastopol.
Such aggressive behaviour, if repeated by an armed aircraft, could have
resulted in the ship commander targeting the aircraft in an act of
self-defence.
On 17 September 2014 two Russian military aircraft crossed into Swedish
air-space south of the island of Oland. The Russian Su-24 bombers
intentionally violated Swedish airspace possibly to test the
capabilities of the air defence system strengthened after previous
incidents. The Swedish Foreign Minister described the incident as the
‘most serious aerial incursion’ in years.
On 19 September 2014 Russian officers detained a Lithuanian shipping
vessel in international waters in the Barents Sea, subsequently towing
it to Murmansk. This represented a clear escalation in Russian attempts
at the provocation and intimidation of the Baltic States.
On 3 October 2014 a Russian fighter flew “within metres” of Swedish
surveillance aircraft in the Baltic in an incident deemed “unusually
provocative”. A collision between the aircraft would have had serious
repercussions for bilateral relations and increased military tensions
across the entire Baltic area.
From 28-30 October 2014, Russia conducted a major air exercise in the
North Sea, Atlantic, Black Sea and Baltic Sea. In a series of
developments, aircraft from NATO states and partners tracked Russian
long-range bombers conducting missions across this entire area,
including a large formation of Russian fighters and bombers conducting
missions over the Baltic Sea. All missions were conducted in
international airspace but their scale and use of different kinds of
aircraft and different zones of operation has added significantly to
increased tensions between NATO and Russia.
Near Routine Incidents

On 10 April 2014 two Russian Navy vessels involved in live missile
firing exercises entered Lithuania’s Baltic maritime economic zone,
causing serious disruption to shipping.
On 20 April 2014 a Russian recon aircraft observed Swedish military
installations. Unclear if there was a Swedish response.
On 23 April 2014 a Russian aircraft entered Dutch airspace before being
intercepted by Dutch fighter aircraft.
On 24 April 2014 RAF fighters intercepted and shadowed Russian aircraft
in international airspace over the North Sea.
On 28 April 2014, fighters with the Nato Baltic Air Policing force
scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft in international airspace.
On 9 May 2014 Russian aircraft approached to within 50 miles of the
Californian coast, the closest such Russian military flight since the
Cold War.
On 18 May 2014 RAF fighters intercepted a Russian helicopter and
shadowed it back to its parent corvette in the Baltic Sea; the fighters
later performed several passes of the Russian warship.
In late May, early June 2014 Russian aircraft carried out several
incursions into the US and Canadian Air Defence Identification Zones in
the Arctic.
On 12 June 2014, Nato fighters intercepted Russian aircraft in
international airspace near Latvia.
On 17 June 2014, RAF fighters intercepted a Russian air formation in
international airspace.
On 19 June 2014; HMS Montrose, a British frigate, was sent to
investigate a Russian corvette in international waters near Denmark’s
Baltic coast. HMS Montrose was subsequently circled by Russian maritime
patrol aircraft.
From 21 May to 13 August 2014, a series of short airspace violations by
Russian aircraft were reported over the Estonian island of Vaindloo.
On 1 August, Polish fighters of the Nato Baltic air-policing mission
intercepted Russian aircraft flying near Estonia airspace.
In early August 2014 several Russian air incursions were reported into
the Alaskan Air Defence Identification Zone.
On 7 August 2014 anti-submarine forces of Russia’s Northern Fleet
reportedly expelled an American submarine from the Barents Sea. The US
denied its submarines were operating in the area.
On 28 August 2014, there was an air incident involving an unknown Nato
country and Russia. No details beyond aircraft type except that incident
took place over the Baltic.
In August/September 2014, Russian naval and air units interfered with
the operations of a Finnish research vessel on two separate occasions.
In late August, 2014, multiple breaches of Finnish air-space by Russian
state aircraft were reported. In response, Finland has already indicated
that it will react more firmly to violations of its airspace in future.
On 11 September 2014, Canadian jets intercepted Russian aircraft in
international airspace.
Between the 17 and 18 September 2014, Russian jets entered the ADIZ off
the coast of Alaska (officials say such incidents happen around 10 times
a year) on two separate occasions, once on the evening of Wednesday 17th
Sep (USA ADIZ) and once on the morning of Thursday 18th Sep (Canadian
ADIZ, Beaufort Sea). The Russian planes were intercepted by American and
Canadian fighters. These incidents coincide with Ukrainian President
Petro Poroshenko’s visits to Ottawa and Washington.
On 19 September 2014, RAF jets shadowed Russian aircraft in
international airspace above the north sea.
On 29 September 2014, Latvian forces observed a Russian warship
operating 14 miles from Latvian territorial waters; article observes
that Russian jets and warships have been detected 173 times near
Latvia’s borders as of September.
On 20 October 2014, planes from the Baltic Air Policing mission
intercepted Russian surveillance Il-20 aircraft in international airspace
On 21 October 2014 Baltic Air Policing planes (Portuguese F-16s)
intercepted Russian Il-20 surveillance aircraft which entered Estonian
airspace next to the island of Saarema for about a minute.
On 31 October 2014, RAF Typhoons intercepted Russian aircraft
approaching UK airspace.
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The Long History of Rusophobia, Starting With Its Religious Roots

Russia, for one reason or the other, has always been portrayed as a threat by
the West.

Guy Mettan

Originally appeared at Izvestia <http://izvestia.ru/news/615672> - Russian
daily news. Translated by Julia Rakhmetova

The former editor of the Tribune de Genève, [Guy Mettan-RI] visited Moscow and
presented his new book Russia and the West: A Thousand Year War, which reviews
the phenomenon of Russophobia: its roots, historical evolution and modern
incarnations. Izvestia had a chance to interview him.

Q. What inspired you to write about this?

There are two reasons why I began this work. The first is a personal, family
reason. In 1994, my wife and I adopted a Russian girl, who now is now 25. Her
name is Oksana, and she is from the Vladimir region. After we adopted her, I
became interested in learning as much as possible about Russia and becoming
familiar with this large country. In the 1990's, one could obtain Russian
citizenship after adopting a Russian child. So we did that: my wife and I are
citizens of Russia and Switzerland, and Russia became part of our family's
life and history. I am a citizen of Russia, but I pay taxes in Switzerland.

The second reason why I started this work is professional. My trips to Russia
gave me an opportunity to learn what this country was all about. I understood
how big the difference was between the Russia presented in the Western media
and the one I saw myself. I just couldn't bear to watch this situation, and
decided to investigate the reasons.

What made me actually start this project was the events in Ukraine in 2014. I
saw the Western press systematically supporting one side, expressing only one
point of view - that of the government that usurped power in Kiev. And I
decided to figure out why this happened.

It's important to understand that I wasn't trying to answer the question of
who was to blame for the events in Ukraine. I was interested in why the
Western media presented this story in their own way. What was at the root of
such a heightened negative relation to Russia?

Q. Could you tell us a little about the main thrust of your book?

I looked at history and concluded that all this Russophobia started when
Charlemagne created the Western Empire 1,200 years ago, laying the foundation
for the Great Religious Split in 1054. Charlemagne created his empire in
opposition to the existing situation, when the center of the civilized world
was Byzantium.

The most shocking thing I realized was that everything they taught us in
school was wrong. They claimed that the dissidents belonged to the Eastern
Church, who split from Rome. Now I know that what happened was just the
opposite: it was the Western Catholic Church that dissented from the universal
church, while the Eastern Church remained and still is Orthodox.

In order to shift the blame from themselves, Western theologians of that time
launched a campaign to justify putting the onus on the Eastern Church. They
used arguments that returned again and again as part of the confrontation
between the West and Russia. Back then, in the Middle Ages, they began
referring to the Greek world, i.e. Byzantium, as a "territory of tyranny and
barbarism" in order to disavow responsibility for the schism.

After the fall of Constantinople, when Byzantium ended, and Russia took the
place of Byzantium as the Third Rome, all those superstitions, all those lies
about the desacralization of the Hellenic World, were automatically
transferred to Russia.

It's strange to see the notes of Western travelers through Russia starting in
the 15th century: they all describe Russia in the same terms they had used to
describe Byzantium. These fabrications, this criticism considerably increased
after the reforms of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, when Russia
became powerful on the European political scene. And by the end of the 18th
century, it had become Russophobia.

Born in France under Louis XV, it was used for a while by Napoleon to justify
animosity toward Russia, which stood in the way of France's expansionist
policy. The "Will of Peter the Great" was used by Napoleon as a justification
for his Russian campaign.

We can compare this with modern times, when in order to achieve their goals,
Americans invented the lie that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass
destruction. Russophobia existed in France as a political ideology up until
the 19th century, when after losing the Franco-Prussian War, France realized
that its main enemy was no longer Russia but Germany, becoming Russia's ally.

As for England, Russophobia appeared there around 1815, when Great Britain, in
alliance with Russia, beat Napoleon. Once the common enemy defeated, England
reversed course and made Russia its enemy, feeding Russophobia. Since the
1820's, London has used an anti-Russian ideology to mask its expansionist
policies, both in the Mediterranean and in other regions - Egypt, India and
China.

In Germany, the situation didn't change until the end of the 19th century,
when the German Empire was created. It had no colonies, and there was no place
to get any from, since England, France, Spain and Portugal had got a head
start. All the colonies having been allocated without Russia, a political
movement appeared in Germany that sought "'expansion toward the East", i.e.,
modern Ukraine and Russia. This attempt failed during the First World War, and
later, Hitler used the same ideology.

It's no accident that German historians were at the origin of what is known as
"revisionism", the tendency to understate the USSR's contribution to the
victory over the Third Reich, overestimating the contribution of the US and
Britain.

The third type of Russophobia is American, and it began in 1945. As soon as
they defeated Germany through joint efforts with the USSR, at the cost of
millions of Soviet lives, the same story born after the victory over Napoleon
in 1815 was disseminated. The US reversed course and yesterday's ally became
its major enemy. This is how the Cold War started.

The Americans used the same arguments as the English in 1815, claiming that
they "fought against communism, tyranny, expansionism", their arguments hardly
differing, except for the so-called fight against communism. This turned out
to be a gimmick, because when the Soviet Union collapsed, the confrontation
between the West and Russia didn't end.

The nineteenth century story is repeating itself: the US keeps talking about a
"threat" supposedly emanating from Russia, in order to achieve its own goals,
promote its own interests, and pursue its own expansion. Today it demonizes
Russia in order to place NATO missiles in Poland, using the same words and
arguments that Napoleon used 200 years ago.

Q. Once at an international conference in the mid 1990s, I spoke to a
journalist from Denmark. He told me why Europe was so afraid of Russia: "See
how big Russia is, and how small Denmark is. We were always afraid of you. We
are still afraid of your aggression."

If you look at the map, you will see that the territory of Russia dominates
all of Europe. So when Europeans look at the map, they feel anxious and
concerned, because "such a huge country cannot be anything other than a
threat." Besides, European maps deliberately depict Russia as even bigger than
it really is, increasing Russophobia. Its immense size is great for European
cartoonists, who traditionally draw Russia as a huge bear standing over a tiny
Europe. (OS: The usual Western abuse of the 'bear' image, which is supposed to
oppose to 'humanoid' characters - eg. 'Uncle Sam' - is a kind of deliberate
effort to dehumanize Russia.)

Q. Recently, I read the following statement by a French author: "Europe is a
peninsula in Eurasia." What would you say to that?

Today Europe is frustrated. As a colonial power, it dominated the world for
two and a half centuries. Today the situation is totally different, and Europe
is uneasy. It's used to playing a different role. That's why it's anxious. On
the one hand, the European ego finds itself in this uncomfortable situation;
on the other, the European Union has reached the limits of its development and
has internal problems. That's why it's easy to blame Russia for everything.
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Prominent Brits Show Basis of Litvinenko Case Fraudulent

Finally, the jig is up.

William Dunkerle

British former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and prominent Guardian journalist
Luke Harding have offered convincing evidence that the UK's Litvinenko case is
phony. ..

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Russkie WW3 provocation:


http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russian-fighter-conducts-dangerous-intercept-of-u-s-recon-jet/

http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/america-responds-to-russian-provocation-in-baltic-sea-with-subdued-carefully-worded-statement/news-story/5a179d3685e87428767d4916b9162ecf

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/04/15/kerry-says-us-navy-destroyer-couldve-shot-down-russian-warplanes.html

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/23/politics/us-russian-bombers-july-4-intercept/

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/27/world/us-russia-bombers-intentions/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/full-list-of-incidents-involving-russian-military-and-nato-since-march-2014-9851309.html


Russian military strategy causing dangerous encounters
Russian-su27.jpg

The Russian su-27 fighter jet photographed next to a Swedish
intelligence plane.

A full list of 39 incidents since March 2014

As classified by the European Leadership Network

High Risk Incidents

On 3 March 2014 a close encounter occurred between a SAS passenger plane
taking off from Copenhagen and a Russian reconnaissance aircraft which
did not transmit its position 50 miles south east of Malmo. A collision
was apparently avoided thanks only to good visibility and the alertness
of the passenger plane pilots. The SAS 737 plane was carrying 132
passengers to Rome.
On 5 September 2014 an Estonian security service operative, Eston
Kohver, was abducted by Russian agents from an Estonian border post, on
Estonian, and therefore NATO, territory. He was later taken to Moscow
and accused of espionage. The incident itself involved communications
jamming and the use of smoke grenades, and took place immediately after
President Obama’s visit to the region and his repetition of security
assurances to the Baltic States.
Between 17-27 October, 2014 a major submarine hunt by Swedish
authorities was prompted by credible intelligence reports of “underwater
activity” in the Stockholm archipelago in Swedish territorial waters.
Supreme Commander General Sverker Göranson underlined that Sweden was
ready to use “armed force” to bring the vessel to the surface if
necessary. Russia issued denials and attempted to ridicule Swedish
concerns. The major search operation stopped on Oct. 24.
Serious Incidents with Escalation Risk

On 12 April 2014 an unarmed Russian fighter aircraft made 12 passes of
the American warship the USS Cook in the Black Sea. Such aggressive
behaviour, if repeated by an armed aircraft, could have resulted in the
ship commander targeting the aircraft in an act of self-defence.
On April 23 2014 an armed Russian fighter undertook very threatening
manoeuvres in the vicinity of an American reconnaissance aircraft in the
Sea of Okhotsk. These manoeuvres involved demonstrating that the fighter
was armed. Such behaviour is far removed from what would be expected in
a relatively routine encounter.
In June 2014 armed Russian aircraft approached the heavily populated
Danish island of Bornholm before breaking off in what appears to have
been a simulated attack. The Danish intelligence service described the
incident as “of a more offensive character than observed in recent years.”
On 16 July 2014 an armed Russian aircraft intercepted a Swedish
surveillance plane conducting operations between Gotland and Latvia in
international airspace, and flew within 10 metres of the plane. This
indicated a far more aggressive approach to intercepting aircraft than
in previous encounters.
On 18 July 2014 an American surveillance plane conducting operations
near Kaliningrad was chased into Swedish air-space after being
approached by Russian fighters. This evasive action took place without
Sweden’s prior approval that the US aircraft could enter Swedish airspace.
In early September, 2014 Russian strategic bombers in the Labrador Sea
near Canada practiced cruise missile strikes on the United States. The
Russian aircraft stayed outside of Canada’s ADIZ but this was still a
provocative move in light of the NATO summit ongoing at the time. Cruise
missiles launched from the Labrador Sea would have Ottawa, New York,
Washington, Chicago, and the Norfolk Naval Base in range.
On 7 September 2014 HMCS Toronto (a frigate) was buzzed by a Russian
aircraft in the Black Sea, with the plane coming within 300 metres of
the warship. HMCS Toronto locked its radar on the Russian plane but took
no further action as the aircraft was not armed. This incident coincided
with larger Russian naval combat training activities near Sevastopol.
Such aggressive behaviour, if repeated by an armed aircraft, could have
resulted in the ship commander targeting the aircraft in an act of
self-defence.
On 17 September 2014 two Russian military aircraft crossed into Swedish
air-space south of the island of Oland. The Russian Su-24 bombers
intentionally violated Swedish airspace possibly to test the
capabilities of the air defence system strengthened after previous
incidents. The Swedish Foreign Minister described the incident as the
‘most serious aerial incursion’ in years.
On 19 September 2014 Russian officers detained a Lithuanian shipping
vessel in international waters in the Barents Sea, subsequently towing
it to Murmansk. This represented a clear escalation in Russian attempts
at the provocation and intimidation of the Baltic States.
On 3 October 2014 a Russian fighter flew “within metres” of Swedish
surveillance aircraft in the Baltic in an incident deemed “unusually
provocative”. A collision between the aircraft would have had serious
repercussions for bilateral relations and increased military tensions
across the entire Baltic area.
From 28-30 October 2014, Russia conducted a major air exercise in the
North Sea, Atlantic, Black Sea and Baltic Sea. In a series of
developments, aircraft from NATO states and partners tracked Russian
long-range bombers conducting missions across this entire area,
including a large formation of Russian fighters and bombers conducting
missions over the Baltic Sea. All missions were conducted in
international airspace but their scale and use of different kinds of
aircraft and different zones of operation has added significantly to
increased tensions between NATO and Russia.
Near Routine Incidents

On 10 April 2014 two Russian Navy vessels involved in live missile
firing exercises entered Lithuania’s Baltic maritime economic zone,
causing serious disruption to shipping.
On 20 April 2014 a Russian recon aircraft observed Swedish military
installations. Unclear if there was a Swedish response.
On 23 April 2014 a Russian aircraft entered Dutch airspace before being
intercepted by Dutch fighter aircraft.
On 24 April 2014 RAF fighters intercepted and shadowed Russian aircraft
in international airspace over the North Sea.
On 28 April 2014, fighters with the Nato Baltic Air Policing force
scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft in international airspace.
On 9 May 2014 Russian aircraft approached to within 50 miles of the
Californian coast, the closest such Russian military flight since the
Cold War.
On 18 May 2014 RAF fighters intercepted a Russian helicopter and
shadowed it back to its parent corvette in the Baltic Sea; the fighters
later performed several passes of the Russian warship.
In late May, early June 2014 Russian aircraft carried out several
incursions into the US and Canadian Air Defence Identification Zones in
the Arctic.
On 12 June 2014, Nato fighters intercepted Russian aircraft in
international airspace near Latvia.
On 17 June 2014, RAF fighters intercepted a Russian air formation in
international airspace.
On 19 June 2014; HMS Montrose, a British frigate, was sent to
investigate a Russian corvette in international waters near Denmark’s
Baltic coast. HMS Montrose was subsequently circled by Russian maritime
patrol aircraft.
From 21 May to 13 August 2014, a series of short airspace violations by
Russian aircraft were reported over the Estonian island of Vaindloo.
On 1 August, Polish fighters of the Nato Baltic air-policing mission
intercepted Russian aircraft flying near Estonia airspace.
In early August 2014 several Russian air incursions were reported into
the Alaskan Air Defence Identification Zone.
On 7 August 2014 anti-submarine forces of Russia’s Northern Fleet
reportedly expelled an American submarine from the Barents Sea. The US
denied its submarines were operating in the area.
On 28 August 2014, there was an air incident involving an unknown Nato
country and Russia. No details beyond aircraft type except that incident
took place over the Baltic.
In August/September 2014, Russian naval and air units interfered with
the operations of a Finnish research vessel on two separate occasions.
In late August, 2014, multiple breaches of Finnish air-space by Russian
state aircraft were reported. In response, Finland has already indicated
that it will react more firmly to violations of its airspace in future.
On 11 September 2014, Canadian jets intercepted Russian aircraft in
international airspace.
Between the 17 and 18 September 2014, Russian jets entered the ADIZ off
the coast of Alaska (officials say such incidents happen around 10 times
a year) on two separate occasions, once on the evening of Wednesday 17th
Sep (USA ADIZ) and once on the morning of Thursday 18th Sep (Canadian
ADIZ, Beaufort Sea). The Russian planes were intercepted by American and
Canadian fighters. These incidents coincide with Ukrainian President
Petro Poroshenko’s visits to Ottawa and Washington.
On 19 September 2014, RAF jets shadowed Russian aircraft in
international airspace above the north sea.
On 29 September 2014, Latvian forces observed a Russian warship
operating 14 miles from Latvian territorial waters; article observes
that Russian jets and warships have been detected 173 times near
Latvia’s borders as of September.
On 20 October 2014, planes from the Baltic Air Policing mission
intercepted Russian surveillance Il-20 aircraft in international airspace
On 21 October 2014 Baltic Air Policing planes (Portuguese F-16s)
intercepted Russian Il-20 surveillance aircraft which entered Estonian
airspace next to the island of Saarema for about a minute.
On 31 October 2014, RAF Typhoons intercepted Russian aircraft
approaching UK airspace.
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