Trump Military Buildup Promises Little For The Working Grunts

Trump Military Buildup Promises Little For The Working Grunts

Trump Military Buildup Promises Little For The Working Grunts Trump : Once again, the big money goes for the fancy weapons, while the troops carry old rifles. The USS Gerald R. Ford, the new aircraft carrier President Donald Trump praised recently, is costing some $13 billion to build. That doesn’t count the airplanes. It’s the most expensive naval vessel in history, and it will fit easily into the “massive” military buildup Trump has demanded. But at Camp Lejeune, the sprawling Marine Corps base where the working-class military lives, trains and deploys,…

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London attack: Five dead in Westminster terror attack

London attack: Five dead in Westminster terror attack

London attack: Five dead in Westminster terror attack London : Media captionFootage shows the moment a car sped down Westminster Bridge and a woman fell into the River Thames Five people have died and at least 40 were injured after an attacker drove a car along a pavement in Westminster, stabbed a policeman and was shot dead by police in the grounds of Parliament. The dead officer has been named as PC Keith Palmer, 48, a husband and father. PM Theresa May said the attack was “sick and depraved” and…

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Good News Washington Frozen Out of Syria Peace Plan

Good News

Good News Washington Frozen Out of Syria Peace Plan When it is finally understood that we don’t need to be involved for crises to be solved overseas, the neocons will lose. Good : As the US mainstream media obsessed last week about Russia’s supposed “hacking” of the US elections and President Obama’s final round of Russia sanctions in response, something very important was taking place under the media radar. As a result of a meeting between foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, and Turkey last month, a ceasefire in Syria has…

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Crimea Lawmakers Vote to Join Russia, Ship Sunk to Block Port

Crimea Lawmakers Vote to Join Russia, Ship Sunk to Block Port

Crimea Lawmakers Vote to Join Russia, Ship Sunk to Block Port SIMFEROPOL, Crimea – Lawmakers in Crimea voted today for this mostly Russian enclave to become part of Russia and moved up a referendum to decide the matter to March 16. Ukraine’s interim government and Supreme Court have rejected talk of a Crimean referendum to determine its status, calling it unconstitutional. Russia says it will decide how to go forward after the referendum happens. The referendum will asks Crimeans two questions: whether they want to be part of Russia or…

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Putin to visit Crimea for military parade

Putin to visit Crimea for military parade Russian media says Vladimir Putin could attend a May 9 military parade marking victory in WWII in Sevastopol in Crimea, which hosts the Black Sea fleet. President Vladimir Putin will make his first visit to the Crimean peninsula since Russia annexed the territory in March, in a move to bolster public support amid simmering tensions in Ukraine. Russian dailies Kommersant and Gazeta.ru reported Putin could attend a May 9 military parade marking victory in World War II in Sevastopol, which hosts the Black…

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Ukrainian servicemen leave Navy base in Sevastopol as Crimea protesters storm HQ

Ukrainian servicemen leave Navy base in Sevastopol as Crimea protesters storm HQ

Ukrainian servicemen leave Navy base in Sevastopol as Crimea protesters storm HQ At least 30 Ukrainian naval personnel have left the Ukrainian Navy headquarters in the city of Sevastopol on the Crimean Peninsula after demonstrators stormed the premises early in the morning. Crimean self-defense troops have made a passage to let Ukrainian servicemen leave the territory of the HQ. Reports on the number of people to have left vary with ITAR-TASS saying around 50 personnel are gone, Rear Admiral Sergey Gaiduk of the Ukrainian Navy among them. However, Kryminform says…

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Euphoria fades in Crimea after a year of Russian rule

Euphoria fades in Crimea after a year of Russian rule

Euphoria fades in Crimea after a year of Russian rule SIMFEROPOL, Crimea (Reuters) – A year after Russia’s takeover of Crimea sparked a wave of euphoria across the Black Sea peninsula, residents are suffering growing hardship as prices rise and many fear for the future. Russia’s flag is flying across Crimea on the anniversary of what President Vladimir Putin calls the region’s historic “return home” after Russian troops seized control of it from Ukraine and the people backed annexation in a referendum. Since then Putin’s popularity has soared – his…

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Cops in Canada Made a Video That Seems to Show How to Make Fentanyl-Laced Pills

Cops in Canada Made a Video That Seems to Show How to Make Fentanyl-Laced Pills

Cops in Canada Made a Video That Seems to Show How to Make Fentanyl-Laced Pills Canada : Last week, police officers in British Columbia proudly displayed the equipment they seized from a fake OxyContin drug lab in Burnaby that was capable of churning out up to 18,000 fentanyl-laced pills an hour. It was the latest bust by Canadian police forces that are clamping down on counterfeit fentanyl — a highly potent synthetic painkiller that’s 100 times stronger than morphine — which has been linked to a dramatic spike in drug…

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Russia Is Accusing Activists in Crimea of Terrorism

Russia Is Accusing Activists in Crimea of Terroris

Russia Is Accusing Activists in Crimea of Terrorism Russia’s federal security service, the FSB, is cracking down on Ukrainian activists in Crimea. Late last week, it announced the arrest of four people in its newest jurisdiction for allegedly planning to blow up various targets, including a Lenin statue. VICE News interviewed one of the suspects, an activist named Gennady Afanasiev, shortly after the March referendum that Russia used to justify its annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine. We had been in touch with Afanasiev in the regional capital of…

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Russians Enter Ukrainian Airbase in Crimea, Seize Commander

Russians Enter Ukrainian Airbase in Crimea, Seize Commander

Russians Enter Ukrainian Airbase in Crimea, Seize Commander Pro-Russian militiamen hide themselves behind cars as they secure the road to the Belbek airbase outside Sevastopol, Crimea, on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Andrew Lubimov / AP Russian troops stormed a Ukrainian-controlled airbase in Crimea on Saturday and its commander said he was being whisked away for “talks.” One Ukrainian was injured in the takeover of the Belbek airbase, which was one of the last facilities under Ukrainian control because Ukrainian troops refused to hand it over to the Russians, Ukraine’s Col.…

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