Bellingcat says Ukraine has a Nazi Problem

We have been told ever since 2013 that the claims of neo-nazi presence in Ukraine is overblown, and part of Kremlin hybrid warfare information campaign to discredit the Maidan regime…

But what do we have here? Bellingcat finds Nazis in Ukraine because the latter have been building contacts with ideologically similar individuals in the West.

Bellingcat has confirmed that in January 2016, Azov, via its online podcast, was in contact with the late Andrew Oneschuk, an imminent member of the violent American neo-Nazi organization Atomwaffen Division. On Azov’s podcast, Oneschuk discussed issues facing Americans that wanted to join Azov, and expressed interest in learning methods of attracting youth to nationalism in America. He was encouraged to try to join Azov.

In another previously unreported case from the autumn of 2018, the political wing of Azov, the National Corps, supported an effort by Joachim Furholm, a Norwegian citizen and self-described…

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It is hard to Blame Russia for Everything

The Russians have not invited hordes of third-worlders into Europe and North America. The Russians haven’t caused the discontent which brought about Brexit and Trump.

Jakub Kalenský is some Czech guy, who works for the Atlantic Council, and he says it is harder to blame Russia for troubles in the West…

I quote:

Whenever there is a polarizing incident in the Western world, the Kremlin-controlled media, and their proxies and trolls, will immediately try to utilize its strategic potential – sowing discord and confusion, amplifying divisions and quarrels, and creating mistrust of reputable sources of information.

The information operation surrounding the Yellow Vests movement was no different. Russian accounts sought to amplify the street protests and the sudden rise of activity even led French secret services to start an investigation of these operations. Apart from spreading confusion and exacerbating divisions, pro-Kremlin outlets also spread multiple disinformation stories about the origin and goals of the movement and the reaction of French authorities.

Such operations regularly appear following every event that creates strong emotions on both…

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Murica Sent This piece of Rusty Junk to Defend Eastern Europe From Russian Aggression

Looks to be in a condition where it would fit right in with the Ukrainian Navy!

Couldn’t The Romania Journal find a better photo of USS Fort McHenry? Or perhaps use a little Photoshop? I have real doubts about NATO’s ability do defend Eastern Europe from Russian Aggression in case of an actual conflict now…

But then again, I never trusted in the ability of NATO countries to mount an effective defence.

USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) escorted by the Turkish Coast Guard as she transits towards the Mediterranean after her visit to the Black Sea sea last month, this is indeed the present condition of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship:

Source: Insomniac Ressurrected

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US Seizes Venezuela Oil Assets

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The Trump administration intensified its interference in politically-fractured Venezuela on Monday by announcing the seizure of billions of dollars in assets connected to the nation’s state-owned oil company, a move critics decried as part of a “dangerous” U.S. policy to help opposition forcesoverthrowelected president Nicolás Maduro.

National Security AdviserJohn Boltonand Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchinannouncedthe sanctions imposed viaexecutive orderagainst Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA)—a primary source of income and foreign currency for the country—at a White Housepress briefingon Monday afternoon. They were joined by Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council.

Mnuchin vowed the United States “will continue to use all of our diplomatic and economic tools” to back Juan Guaidó, who has declared himself Venezuela’s “interim president.” The secretary made clear that “the path to sanctions relief for PdVSA is through the expeditious transfer of control to the interim…

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Venezuela’s Maduro inspects troops amid power struggle

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Ahead of the grand military drills, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro visited several bases to demonstrate that his legitimacy is backed by the army, which is ready to defend the nation from potential foreign interventions.

After the US pledged full supportfor the self-proclaimed“interim president”of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, not ruling out a ‘humanitarian’ military intervention if need be, Maduro said the National Armed Forces must be prepared to defend Venezuela“in any scenario”and announced massive exercises between February 10 and 15.

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“We are preparing for the most important military exercises in our history,”Maduro reiterated on Sunday while inspecting preparations for the exercises.

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