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U.S. ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says

By Fred Hiatt Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak, right, at the Pentagon on Thursday. Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That was the word from Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak, who visited The Post Friday after meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Thursday. Siemoniak said the decision has been made on a political level and that military planners are working out details. There will also be…

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Republicans fear Obama will let russia seize internet power

Republicans fear Obama will let russia seize internet power

The administration insists no government will gain new influence over the Internet. (AFP/Getty Images) By Brendan Sasso An Obama administration plan to give up oversight of certain technical Internet functions could open the door to a takeover by authoritarian regimes, Republican lawmakers claimed Wednesday. If Russia or China gain new influence over the management of the Internet, they could begin censoring content or blocking websites, the Republicans warned. “Make no mistake: Threats to the openness and freedom of the Internet are real,” said Republican Rep. Greg Walden, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, which…

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Thousands sign WhiteHouse.gov petition for Alaska to secede — to Russia

Thousands sign WhiteHouse.gov petition for Alaska to secede — to Russia

alaskastock.jpg Mar. 10, 2014: A frozen beach on the Bering Sea coast is seen near the last stretch mushers must pass before the finish line of the Iditarod dog sled race in Nome, Alaska. Reuters Moscow’s annexation of Crimea was condemned worldwide, but some people in Alaska apparently are yearning for the days when they, too, were part of Mother Russia. 

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Putin redraws map of Europe

Putin redraws map of Europe

 Putin with Crimean separatist leaders in Moscow on Tuesday (Photo: kremlin.ru) By Andrew Rettman BRUSSELS – Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (18 March) signed a treaty annexing the Ukrainian region of Crimea, shortly before the Russia-Ukraine confrontation claimed its first casualty. He justified the step in a long speech to MPs which described the Black Sea peninsula – given by the USSR to Ukraine in 1954 – as quintessentially Russian in cultural and historical terms. He said Ukraine is now run by “neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, and Russophobes.” <!–More–> He also framed the crisis in a geopolitical context, accusing Western powers…

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Jewish voice from Crimea: ‘Living in Readiness’

Jewish voice from Crimea: ‘Living in Readiness’

By: Tazpit News Agency  By Roman Mokrinsky, Defaced synagogue in Simferopol. Photo Credit: Tazpit News Agency Two weeks after the fall of the regime in the Ukraine, and as the flow of reports on Russian military advancement in the Crimea intensifies, the situation in the region continues to remain unstable and flammable. The interim government in the Ukraine has issued new laws, many of them with a nationalistic orientation, creating unrest in the Russian speaking regions in the country. Many of these ethnic Russians in the east of the Ukraine fear the new regime and aspire to be annexed by…

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The 160-Year Christian history behind what’s happening in Ukraine

The 160-Year Christian history behind what’s happening in Ukraine

How we have misunderstood Russia, the Crimean Peninsula, and supposedly secular Europe. Philip Jenkins/ March 5, 2014 The 160-Year Christian History Behind What’s Happening in Ukraine Image: Rumlin / Wikimedia Commons In recent days, the Crimean peninsula has been at the heart of what some have described as the greatest international crisis of the 21st century. But this is not the first time the region has been so critical to international affairs. Many educated people have at least heard of the great struggle known as the Crimean War (1853-56), although its causes and events remain mysterious to most non-specialists.

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Senior General: US in greatest danger since 1930s

Senior General: US in greatest danger since 1930s

Senior analyst Gen. McInerney warns that US is in comparable danger to pre-WWII period, specifically from Russian and Iranian hegemonies. By Ari Yashar& Orli Harari General Thomas McInerney ScreenshotSenior military analyst Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney spoke to Arutz Sheva on Tuesday, warning that rising Russian and Iranian influence, coupled with America’s waning Middle East presence, has put the US in the most dangerous situation it has been in since the 1930s just prior to World War II. McInerney addressed the global security situation following the “EMPact” conference in Washington DC, in which analysts warned that the US is unprepared…

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Putin ends NATO Missile Pact, warns military to “Prepare For War”

Putin ends NATO Missile Pact, warns military to “Prepare For War”

Posted by EU Times A sobering report prepared by the Ministry of Defense (MOD) circulating in the Kremlin today states that the 4 NATO F-16 fighter jets scrambled from Turkey hours ago to harass the Il-20 reconnaissance warplanes flying along Russia’s Black Sea coast on one their routine daily missions was in direct retaliation over President Putin’s abrupt canceling of his cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization over missile defense yesterday. According to this report, and confirmed by the Voice Of Russia News Service, in another powerful and significant move for peace, Putin cancelled a presidential order which in…

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New Snowden leak: NSA is monitoring the Internet histories of millions of Americans

New Snowden leak: NSA is monitoring the Internet histories of millions of Americans

The National Security Agency is collecting information on the Internet habits of millions of innocent Americans never suspected of criminal involvement, new NSA documents leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden suggest. Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported Monday that top-secret documents included in the trove of files supplied by the NSA contractor-turned-leaker Edward Snowden reveal that the US intelligence community obtains and keeps information on American citizens accumulated off the Internet without ever issuing a search warrant or opening an investigation into that person.

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Syria: Russia evacuates citizens ahead of military strikes in the ‘next few days’

Syria: Russia evacuates citizens ahead of military strikes in the ‘next few days’

 Photo: AFP/Getty Images Russia has begun to evacuate its citizens from Syria, as its deputy prime minister stated that the West was acting in the Islamic world like “a monkey with a grenade”. The Syrian army has recaptured the key rebel district of Khaldiyeh in the central city of Homs, the state broadcaster has reported.  A government forces tank patrols the Khalidiyah neighbourhood of Homs By Roland Oliphant, Moscow, Foreign Staff and agencies A Russian emergency situations ministry aircraft carrying aid landed in Syria on Tuesday, and is set to take Russians and other CIS citizens out of the country…

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