U.S. discussing military deployment near Ukraine with NATO as West steps up response to Russian threats

Among the options presented to the president was to move troops and equipment from other parts of Europe into Poland, Romania and other countries neighboring Ukraine. The United States is discussing the deployment of American military forces to Eastern Europe with its NATO allies, a senior administration official said Monday, as President Joe Biden weighs options forContinue reading “U.S. discussing military deployment near Ukraine with NATO as West steps up response to Russian threats”

Russia agrees to begin security talks with U.S. at start of year

Russia will enter talks with U.S. negotiators on security guarantees it wants from the West at the start of next year, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday, amid concerns over a Russian military build-up near Ukraine’s border. Ukraine and the West have accused Russia of considering a new attack on Ukraine as early asContinue reading “Russia agrees to begin security talks with U.S. at start of year”

Taiwan welcomes first official European Parliament delegation

Taiwan is “very high on the agenda” in the European Union, the grouping’s first official parliamentary delegation to the democratic island said on Wednesday, amid heightened tension between Taipei and Beijing. Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory and has not ruled out taking by force, does not have formal diplomatic ties with anyContinue reading “Taiwan welcomes first official European Parliament delegation”

The FBI Received Highly Specific Tips About Violence Set for Jan. 6—But Declined to Act

A blockbuster new investigation by the Washington Post details previously unreported “red flags.” A sprawling new investigation by the Washington Post into the events leading up to the Capitol insurrection has revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigations received numerous and highly-detailed tips on the potential for serious violence by followers of then-president Donald Trump on JanuaryContinue reading “The FBI Received Highly Specific Tips About Violence Set for Jan. 6—But Declined to Act”

Let’s talk about a Sputnik moment and it not being one – Beau of the Fifth Column

After the Milley incident, it’s time to limit presidential powers — or regret it forever

Gen. Milley didn’t “go rogue” — instead, he made clear that Congress must take steps to rein in the presidency The highly anticipated testimony of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and the two highest ranking officers in the U.S. military before the Senate Armed Services Committee took place on Tuesday. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of theContinue reading “After the Milley incident, it’s time to limit presidential powers — or regret it forever”

Let’s talk about Milley undermining Trump – Beau of the Fifth Column

Let’s talk about General Milley’s actions – Beau of the Fifth Column

Psaki rejects GOP calls for Gen. Mark Milley’s dismissal, saying ‘many of them were silent’ as Trump ‘fomented an insurrection’

The White House defended Gen. Mark Milley as he’s faces criticism from Republicans for reports of his actions during the Trump administration’s last days. Biden has “has complete confidence in Chairman Milley.” A new report details that Milley spoke with a Chinese official without Trump’s knowledge, and potentially overstepped his role.  White House press secretaryContinue reading “Psaki rejects GOP calls for Gen. Mark Milley’s dismissal, saying ‘many of them were silent’ as Trump ‘fomented an insurrection’”

Follow the money: Understanding the deep roots of Donald Trump’s coup attempt

It sure looks as if Jan. 6, and the entire Trump presidency, were planned and funded by oligarchs in the shadows Donald Trump and his allies and followers were involved in a conspiracy against American democracy, the Constitution, the general welfare and the rule of law. Trump may have been president by title, but not in spirit orContinue reading “Follow the money: Understanding the deep roots of Donald Trump’s coup attempt”

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