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2017-10-19
Blaming Russia for the Internet Sewer

By Robert Parry
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2017-10-19
US sanctions bill vs Russia built on fraudster's political lobbying - Russian lawyer Veselnitskaya
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2017-10-19
Russia Fines Cryptocurrency World's Preferred Messaging App, Telegram
Russia's government is gunning for Telegram. Why?

By Kenneth Rapoza


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2017-10-18

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2017-10-18
Fueling More Bloodshed in Ukraine
In the U.S., Russia-hating liberals are joining the neocons in seeking more war in Ukraine, as the prospects for a rational and peaceful resolution to the crisis continue to fade

By James W. Carden
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2017-10-18
Magnitsky Act Comes to Canada

Interviewer Edward Lozansky
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2017-10-16
Another Russian Central Banker Denounces Cryptocurrency

By Kenneth Rapoza

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2017-10-16
The New Cold War Is Already More Dangerous Than Was Its Predecessor
Today's American-Russian confrontation is developing in unprecedented ways-and the US political-media establishment seems not to care.

By Stephen F. Cohen
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2017-10-16
Russia needs to create better environment for foreign business - Putin
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2017-10-11
A Deaf Ear to Dire Russian Warnings
Official Washington is so obsessed with the hyped Russia-gate allegations that it isn't picking up on dire warnings from Russia that continued U.S. military interference in Syria won't be tolerated

By Gilbert Doctorow

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Russia House

2017-04-18

Report: Trump's National Security Advisor Wants to Send 50,000 US Troops to Syria
Just days ago Trump said US was 'not going into Syria'

By Jason Ditz

Throughout the first couple of months of the Trump Administration, everyone seemed to be relatively on the same page with public comments about their plans for changes to the various US wars, and the answer was pretty much exclusively to send more troops and conduct more strikes everywhere.

This was true of Syria too, but the actual scope of the escalation could be far bigger than anyone expected, with reports circulating that National Security Adviser HR McMaster is pushing a massive escalation with a deployment of up to 50,000 US ground troops to the country.

When President Trump took office, Syria had only about 300-400 US troops present, and while that number has grown significantly (exact figures are no longer provided by the Pentagon), a 50,000 troop deployment would be both shocking and have a huge impact on the region, likely sparking a major backlash from Syria, who has not invited US troops to operate in their territory in the first place.

Either way, the Trump Administrations leadership seems to be quite divided on the question of troops for Syria, with many said to be resisting any massive changes in favor of smaller, more manageable escalations.
This is in keeping with what the US commander in Iraq and Syria said only yesterday, and with President Trumps recent assurance that the US isnt going into Syria, because while the US is already very much in Syria, it would be absurd for Trump to offer such an assurance and then send 50,000 troops shortly thereafter.

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