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Russia Is Flexing Its Military Might In A Big Way – But For Whom?

 

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There was another show of might today, when two Russian Navy ships entered the eastern Mediterranean as an advance unit of an 11-warship flotilla. This, according to James Brooke of VOA, is to be “the largest display of Russian naval power in the Mediterranean since the collapse of the Soviet Union.”

“Russia has a crystal clear position,” said Yevgeny Michenko, the director of the International Institute for Policies Expertise in Moscow. “It means that Russia does not want to support changes of the Syrian president, and Russia doesn’t support any kind of military operation like it was in Libya.”…Read More.

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Putin Wins Third Presidential Term; One More and It’s Free!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile in Russia, Vladimir Putin is president again, or still, depending on how you want to look at it. Putin, who enjoyed the electoral inevitability Mitt Romney thought money could buy, won 63% of the vote on Sunday, in an election that many are condemning as fraudulent; his closest opponent received only 17%…Read More

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Violence In Syria Escalates, Global And Regional Powers Debate Intervention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last week, Russia and China cast their veto in the United Nations Security Council preventing a resolution in that body calling on Syria to end its months-long campaign of violence against civilians as that Middle Eastern nation spirals into civil war. Following that veto, Syrian security forces proceeded to escalate their prosecution of the war that threatens to send the volatile region into further chaos…Read More

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