Russia Defense Report – Feb. 20, 2016: Russian Military Grouping in Syria (Arab, Ger Subs)

 

 

Published first on Feb 19, 2016

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The War of Western Failures: Hopes for Syria Fall with Aleppo

epa04741424 German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meet for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, 10 May 2015. Russia continues to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union and its Allies over Nazi Germany in WWII, with Angela Merkel arriving in Moscow to commemorate the victims of the war, even as other world leaders chose to stay away for the massive victory parade 09 May. EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++

epa04741424 German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meet for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, 10 May 2015. Russia continues to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union and its Allies over Nazi Germany in WWII, with Angela Merkel arriving in Moscow to commemorate the victims of the war, even as other world leaders chose to stay away for the massive victory parade 09 May. EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV +++(c) dpa – Bildfunk+++

The Hybrid War: Russia’s Propaganda WAR Against Germany

Russia gives the West a taste of their own medicine:  Propaganda against Russia

The siege of Aleppo is a humanitarian catastrophe on a dramatic scale — and a victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has seized on the Syrian civil war to expose an impotent West and show his own geopolitical muscle.

The brief disappearance of a girl in Germany recently become an international political issue. Russia is exploiting the case for propaganda purposes as part of its strategy of a hybrid war aimed at destabilizing the West and dividing Europe.

Svetlana F. is sitting at the kitchen table in her duplex home in the Berlin district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf. A slim, 39-year-old woman, she wrings her hands as she relates what happened to her daughter more than three weeks ago. The conversation stops each time she is unable to hold back her tears. This will be her only interview with the media.

“My daughter,” says the mother, “is not doing well.” When SPIEGEL and SPIEGEL TV met the family a week ago last Thursday, the girl was in the hospital. “She has been in the psychiatric ward since Monday.”Nothing has been the same for the family since the 13-year-old girl disappeared one morning on her way to school. The case has become an international political issue since it was picked up by Russian media and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attacked the German authorities investigating it.

As the saying goes, truth is the first casualty of war. This is especially true of the propaganda war Moscow has been waging against the West and its open societies since the crisis in Ukraine began. The 13-year-old girl and her disappearance have become a weapon in this war. According to the Russian version of the story, the case has all the necessary ingredients: the rape of a teenage girl, violent refugees, police that use political correctness as an excuse not to investigate and politicians who are afraid of the truth. This is the story Moscow is telling, regardless of the facts.

Russia Accuses Germany of ‘Cover-Up’  –  Russia gives the West a taste of his own medicine

The Kremlin is now portraying itself as an advocate for the girl. The Russian Embassy in Berlin sent a verbal note to the German Foreign Ministry at the beginning of last week. The letter, with one page written in Russian, contains the usual pleasantries, but the overall tone is aggressive. The Russian diplomats demanded that the case be fully investigated, adding that they did not understand why the matter was being kept quiet.

On Tuesday, Lavrov publicly accused the German authorities of a “cover-up,” saying they were “whitewashing reality to make it politically correct.” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier reacted sharply, calling Moscow’s reaction “political propaganda.” On Wednesday, Russian Ambassador Vladimir Grinin was summoned and lectured on the status of the investigation.

Nevertheless, as the propaganda battle continued, the version in which the girl was allegedly raped still circulated on the Internet. Security experts believe that Russia has greatly expanded its propaganda campaigns against the West, including Germany, in recent years. They represent the Kremlin’s attempt to manipulate public opinion in the West, stir up conflict and destabilize Western societies. President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB agent, and his team are using tricks from the intelligence agency’s playbook to conduct foreign policy. The “old methods” of the KGB — disinformation and destabilization — are blatantly on display once again, says Hans-Georg Maassen, president of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Germany’s domestic intelligence service.

These methods were already evident in the Ukraine crisis, as Russia deployed television stations and so-called trolls to spread propaganda on the Internet and cast aspersions on Western media for being kept on a tight leash. Russian propaganda falls on fertile ground in the West, where distrust of politicians and the media is widespread. Many believe that the established media, disparaged as the Lügenpresse, or “lying press,” are withholding the truth. In Germany, 44 percent of the population harbors such reservations, according to a survey by the polling company Forsa.

Hitlery Campaigns to Violate Constitution and Make Law Herself if Elected As People Applaud

 

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It’s up to the americans to decide if they want a true leader in the White House or this clown that will make the United States of America a joke to laugh about among the world leaders.

By Freedom Outpost
Trend setters. You know who they are. These are the individuals who parade out in thrown together garb; then, next thing you know, everyone is wearing it. It happens with hairstyles too — men and women. Anything that someone who is highly visible in the media, such as Holly Weird dimwits, begin to parade around in, with or on becomes a trend for emulation. Unfortunately, it works that way in politics as well.
Unfortunately, it works that way in politics as well.
With Obama’s ever increasing use of executive orders and fiats to change law or enact law to get what he wants, many called at each violation for the impeachment of Obama or else a precedent, read trend, would be established for future occupiers of the office to act like a dictator. The calls to impeach were ignored by Congress due to Boehner disagreeing with impeachment and Gowdy wondering if anyone had met Joe Biden. A complicit Congress has made it so that 2016 Democratic candidate for president, Hillary Clinton, stated she would use executive orders to do a work around Congress to force Republicans to respond to her agenda.
Obama has had such success with his “lawmaking” abilities through executive orders that Hillary Clinton is campaigning, promising and declaring to use the same to “execute her domestic policy agenda on issues such as gun control, ending corporate ‘inversion’ deals and immigration, where she promises to shield more people from deportation.” She has repeated this intention on three different occasions. Appearing on the NBC Today Show, Hitlery stated in regards to gun control, “I want to push hard to get more sensible restraints. I want to work with Congress, but I will look at ways as president,” to impose her agenda.
On corporate inversion deals, where US companies buy foreign companies then moves it headquarters abroad to avoid US taxes, Hitlery called for the need to use executive action, decree, to “get the job done” if Republicans on Capitol Hill would not. Granted, the issue of corporate inversion is a problem and it might appeal to many citizens to support Hitlery in her idea. However, it is a usurpation for her to do so.
Speaking at a campaign event in Waterloo, Iowa, she stated, “This is not only about fairness, this is about patriotism. If Congress won’t act, then I will ask the Treasury Department when I’m there to use its regulatory authority, if that’s what it takes.”
Regarding immigration, Clinton declared her intent to go further than Obama to protect illegal alien invaders’ rights through executive action.
Speaking at a Democratic Fundraiser in Iowa, Hitlery said, “I am going to back and support what President Obama has done to protect [young immigrants] and their families, to use executive action to prevent deportation. And I have said that if we cannot get comprehensive immigration reform as we need, and as we should, with a real path to citizenship that will actually grow our economy — then I will go as far as I can, even beyond President Obama, to make sure law-abiding, decent, hard-working people in this country are not ripped away from their families.”
Republicans have huffed and puffed at Obama regarding his use of executive order to make law and end run around Congress. The presidential memorandum, a form of executive order, has been used by Obama more times than any other president in history. As Obama navigates around Congress using the memorandum and executive orders, Republicans cry “foul” yet refuse to follow the law and impeach the man. Instead, Republicans filed lawsuits challenging a few of Obama’s orders, such as the recess appointments and the unilateral delay of the employer mandate of Obamacare. The Supreme Court found Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board unconstitutional. It didn’t matter. The House refuses to do their duty and file articles of impeachment.
Hitlery has taken notice. Now, she can campaign on a pledge to violate the Constitution, with impunity, as Republicans will not bring impeachment against Obama, and be the Democratic front-runner for the nomination. She has skirted any charges in the Benghazi attacks. Email-gate will go nowhere. Nothing will stop her; therefore, she proudly pledges to violate the Constitution, commit treason, and people applaud this woman.
It was predicted by many that Congress’s failure to hold Obama accountable by filing articles of impeachment would result in future presidents violating the Constitution in the same manner, which basically means a dictatorship. Just so happens, Hitlery is now campaigning on that platform — the use of executive “decree” to enact law without Congress — to act as a dictator. People are applauding in support of this intention. She is admitting she will violate the Constitution, break the law and the oath of office should she be elected.
Make no mistake; she’ll use dictatorial edict on more than the three issues she’s mentioned while campaigning.
In response, Congress will remain silent in complicity. They would not impeach Obama for whatever lame reason given to the public. More than likely, it was due to being blackmailed, coerced or threatened, while believing the media would slam-dunk them using the term “racist.” Should Hitlery win the presidency, Congress will follow the same pattern as with Obama. Only this time, the accusation would be “sexist.”
With what America has witnessed during the Hussein administration, it is obvious that Republicans have squarely placed themselves in bed with Democrats/Communists/Socialists. Nothing changed when Republicans were given a majority in the Senate to match the House. The same game was played with different players. Americans can expect the same thing in 2016 and forward from Congress as an emboldened Obama moves along with the agenda.
Unfortunately, many in America have become stupid, ignorant, lazy, and brainwashed due to indoctrination that they applaud someone declaring to violate the law. These people cannot be helped. And, voting Republican will change nothing. Again, the same game will be afoot with different players.
 
With Obama’s ever increasing use of executive orders and fiats to change law or enact law to get what he wants, many called at each violation for the impeachment of Obama or else a precedent, read trend, would be established for future occupiers of the office to act like a dictator. The calls to impeach were ignored by Congress due to Boehner disagreeing with impeachment and Gowdy wondering if anyone had met Joe Biden. A complicit Congress has made it so that 2016 Democratic candidate for president, Hillary Clinton, stated she would use executive orders to do a work around Congress to force Republicans to respond to her agenda.
 
Obama has had such success with his “lawmaking” abilities through executive orders that Hillary Clinton is campaigning, promising and declaring to use the same to “execute her domestic policy agenda on issues such as gun control, ending corporate ‘inversion’ deals and immigration, where she promises to shield more people from deportation.” She has repeated this intention on three different occasions. Appearing on the NBC Today Show, Hitlery stated in regards to gun control, “I want to push hard to get more sensible restraints. I want to work with Congress, but I will look at ways as president,” to impose her agenda.
 
On corporate inversion deals, where US companies buy foreign companies then moves it headquarters abroad to avoid US taxes, Hitlery called for the need to use executive action, decree, to “get the job done” if Republicans on Capitol Hill would not. Granted, the issue of corporate inversion is a problem and it might appeal to many citizens to support Hitlery in her idea. However, it is a usurpation for her to do so.
 
Speaking at a campaign event in Waterloo, Iowa, she stated, “This is not only about fairness, this is about patriotism. If Congress won’t act, then I will ask the Treasury Department when I’m there to use its regulatory authority, if that’s what it takes.”
 
Regarding immigration, Clinton declared her intent to go further than Obama to protect illegal alien invaders’ rights through executive action.
 
Speaking at a Democratic Fundraiser in Iowa, Hitlery said, “I am going to back and support what President Obama has done to protect [young immigrants] and their families, to use executive action to prevent deportation. And I have said that if we cannot get comprehensive immigration reform as we need, and as we should, with a real path to citizenship that will actually grow our economy — then I will go as far as I can, even beyond President Obama, to make sure law-abiding, decent, hard-working people in this country are not ripped away from their families.”
 
Republicans have huffed and puffed at Obama regarding his use of executive order to make law and end run around Congress. The presidential memorandum, a form of executive order, has been used by Obama more times than any other president in history. As Obama navigates around Congress using the memorandum and executive orders, Republicans cry “foul” yet refuse to follow the law and impeach the man. Instead, Republicans filed lawsuits challenging a few of Obama’s orders, such as the recess appointments and the unilateral delay of the employer mandate of Obamacare. The Supreme Court found Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board unconstitutional. It didn’t matter. The House refuses to do their duty and file articles of impeachment.
 
Hitlery has taken notice. Now, she can campaign on a pledge to violate the Constitution, with impunity, as Republicans will not bring impeachment against Obama, and be the Democratic front-runner for the nomination. She has skirted any charges in the Benghazi attacks. Email-gate will go nowhere. Nothing will stop her; therefore, she proudly pledges to violate the Constitution, commit treason, and people applaud this woman.
 
It was predicted by many that Congress’s failure to hold Obama accountable by filing articles of impeachment would result in future presidents violating the Constitution in the same manner, which basically means a dictatorship. Just so happens, Hitlery is now campaigning on that platform — the use of executive “decree” to enact law without Congress — to act as a dictator. People are applauding in support of this intention. She is admitting she will violate the Constitution, break the law and the oath of office should she be elected.
Make no mistake; she’ll use dictatorial edict on more than the three issues she’s mentioned while campaigning.
 
In response, Congress will remain silent in complicity. They would not impeach Obama for whatever lame reason given to the public. More than likely, it was due to being blackmailed, coerced or threatened, while believing the media would slam-dunk them using the term “racist.” Should Hitlery win the presidency, Congress will follow the same pattern as with Obama. Only this time, the accusation would be “sexist.”
 
With what America has witnessed during the Hussein administration, it is obvious that Republicans have squarely placed themselves in bed with Democrats/Communists/Socialists. Nothing changed when Republicans were given a majority in the Senate to match the House. The same game was played with different players. Americans can expect the same thing in 2016 and forward from Congress as an emboldened Obama moves along with the agenda.
 
Unfortunately, many in America have become stupid, ignorant, lazy, and brainwashed due to indoctrination that they applaud someone declaring to violate the law. These people cannot be helped. And, voting Republican will change nothing. Again, the same game will be afoot with different players.
 
It’s time for Americans to begin to hate the game and the players. Politicians are playing a game that is about to finish the transformation of this nation from a constitutional republic to whatever they have decided. The players are set and the people being the pawns are moved about with little difficulty. Either American citizens support, uphold and defend the Constitution in its entirety, whether agreeing with all tenets or not, or be prepared to live under a government decreed to us. Remember, it is not the Constitution that is the problem. It is those in government, who are violating it, that are the problem.