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Fresh update on "russia" discussed on Live and Local
"He was physically assaulted his girlfriend was physically assaulted. Is placed officer and he is not being covered by the news media either because doesn't fit the thing. Oh, the police officer, I always forget. The police officer is a black guy. And he was targeted by this mob of violent left criminals with again shotgun blast blasted into the home and and then and there was a Democrat State representative there that was part of the mob. And then he came out and lied about what happened because they all lie. They all they're just lie all the time that people on the left Speaking of Vladimir Putin, a close ally, apparently of the Democrat. You know this whole Russia things back there. They're trotting out the Russia thing again. The Democrats here never mind that China is providing his oh, Russia's for Trump. Putin is for Putin eyes a communist as we know. And he's a psycho path on DH. He announced yesterday that they have the Russians have a vaccine for the Wuhan red death. And that's the seventies, even given it to his daughter, who had never liked very much. And so they have a vaccine, according to Vladimir Putin. Only problem is he's a communist, and nobody believes them because they lie all the time. And they always have my whole lifetime. Communists have been lying and lying and land they always say over you have great this wine in world Now. You know, it's it's human blood. You're drinking. What are you talking about? Through a little Bella Lugosi in there with the accent on DH, Putin says he's got a vaccine for the Wuhan red death and No one but no one believes him. It's everybody's. They're afraid to laugh because he might kill your Children. But that's you know, that's just a little bit of scratching the surface more of O more riots in Chicago because of a lie. It's like hands up. Don't shoot all over again. Because some 20 year old shooting at the police was shot by the place. He's still alive in the hospital getting top flight care, No doubt. And on the crazy people spread a rumor was a 15 year old. He was unarmed, and everybody knows it's not true, but they're rioting and stuff. It was like somebody compared it Batman the Dark knight in Chicago, They actually raised all of the bridges there drawbridges in downtown Chicago across the Chicago River. And they raised all of the bridges to keep the violent mob of criminal Democrats from marauding back and forth in an effort to contain them. In there, I think more than 100 arrests 13 police officers wounded untold millions and damage. I don't think CNN is covering that either because they're filthy, dirty, rotten, crooked, corrupt cable channel That's not in the journalism business at all there in the Democrat Party fluffer business, and I mean fluffed for business. That's that's what they do. So there are lots of wacky stories. The Bidens family in there. And I love what President Trump had to say about Barack Obama and the gang. Yesterday, the spying on the Trump campaign, the President elect Trump and then sabotaging President Trump. I remain hopeful because I'm an optimistic person. Although it can be challenging, sometimes that we're going to get to the bottom of this to the poisonous, corrupt route, which is in Barack Obama's Oval Office and Joe Biden's. He's mentally incapacitated. He probably wouldn't be deemed to be capable of standing trial for a variety of reasons. But nevertheless, we're talking about Comey and Brennan and Clapper and the president named them all yesterday, and I'm going to share that with you. Thies air we're dealing with a lot of people are not very bright. Rob Reiner, You know this rob, writer guy he was meathead and all in the family. His father was Carl writers famous and grew up in Beverly Hills really rich lots of French maids and outfits with feather dusters. And thanks Rob Reiner, his rich guys who talk about white privilege. You shut it off, but he's not a very bright guys. Turns out he tweeted yesterday the president has talked about And this is a big one. This is kind of amusing. The Democrats and this numbskull, this dimwitted fake journalist at CNN is putting up. The president is talking about doing his acceptance speech giver, either at the White House, which Nancy Pelosi is pretending is illegal somehow when, of course it's not. It's absurd to suggest that it is. He is the president in the White House and over a political event, you know, buy a book any book will do. And he's talking about giving the speech at the battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. And on Rob Reiner, Being a bright guy probably gets his news from CNN. So everything he thinks is true is false and everything he thinks his false is true. It's a typical Democrat party thing these days. Rob Reiner tweeted. He's got a Twitter account. Somebody should take it away from me. He said. In his Twitter, Trump brilliantly narrows down the location of his acceptance speech Either break Yet another law like assassinating American citizens bombing more countries than any president Ahn do it at the White House. It's not breaking allies is misinformed, but he listens to Pelosi and CNN. So it's really not his fault. He's not very bright. He's always been coddled all his life or dude at Gettysburg and celebrate your devotion to white supremacy. They're really hung up on this white supremacy thing. He's one of the richest. Why does he was born with You know that silver set in his mouth and it is a tea service inside of his mouth, Guys. Unbelievable. On DH. This idiot at CNN is pro holding it at Gettysburg to celebrate white supremacy and his affinity for the Confederacy. How dumber you who.
Former FBI lawyer to plead guilty in Durham investigation
"Lawyer plans to plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from US Attorney John Durham's investigation into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. Kevin Kline Smith is accused of altering a government email about a former Trump campaign adviser who was a target of secret FBI surveillance. Flying. Smith's lawyer says he intends to plead guilty to the single false statement count and that he regrets his actions. The case against Klein Smith is being cheered by President Trump and his supporters who allege the FBI spied on the campaign. President Trump has
Fresh update on "russia" discussed on The Best of Ben Shapiro
"Difficult things that she's going to have to explain. Plus, she was very, very nasty to one of the reasons that surprised me. She was very She was probably nastier than even Pocahontas to Joe Biden. She was very disrespectful to Joe Biden. And it's hard to pick somebody. That's that disrespectful when she said things during the debates during the Democrat primary debates that were horrible. He is absolutely right about that. We'll get to the campaign and that the Trump campaign immediately released as soon as Kamala Harris was named, the pick is ineffective at it will likely be the tip of the spear. Coming up. President Trump goes after Kamala Harris, he unleashes an ad within moments of the VP pick. Pretty good is the bench, Piero show He's been Shapiro and he's on a 90 W L. Headquarters. Then Shapiro on fixing the media more the media underplays. I think the better they will do in terms of people trusting after Rush Limbaugh. It's been Shapiro from 2 to 5. Media certain he'd bend over backwards to prove that they aren't biased, especially in cases like the Russia investigation. The afternoon's 2 to 5 Ben Shapiro on W. L S AM 8 90 Secret agendas truly a threat to democracy itself. I don't buy it, but I know you might. I am actually a card carrying member of the Deep State Trilateral Commission, Illuminati and the Mason So I disagree. It's John Hall Show C and you should listen to it. Sometimes it really works weekdays 5 to 7 on 8 90 W L s But you didn't hear it from me. Do you say Daddy longlegs or Granddaddy Bill and Wendy podcasts new episodes every week. No one said Granddaddy. Unless you're talking about your granddaddy from the South did have long legs..
Former FBI lawyer to plead guilty in Durham investigation
"A former FBI lawyer is planning to plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from US Attorney John Durham's investigation into the probe of alleged ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump
Fresh update on "russia" discussed on Raul Campos
"And Poland have proudly executed this new Enhanced defense cooperation agreement I know will lead to good outcomes for each of our two countries and the work that we all do as part of NATO as well. It paves the way centrally. For an additional 1000 troops into Poland on top of the 4500 that are here Presently. Pompeo also commented on the unrest in Belarus following Sunday's disputed presidential election that gave Authoritarians President Alexander Lukashenko another term. Pompeo says the election was not free or fair. Meanwhile, thousands took to the streets of Belarus again today, NPR's Lucien Kim reports they're demanding Lukashenko's resignation after a violent police crackdown on demonstrators. People turned out for peaceful rallies across Belarus. Paid homage to Alexander Tarkovsky, who was shot and killed by police during a protest Monday. Police this week arrested almost 7000 people protesting vote rigging in Sunday's presidential election. And as detainees are released there, sharing stories of indiscriminate beatings and torture. President Lukashenko has turned down the opposition's offer of dialogue under international mediation. Lukashenko phone Russian President Vladimir Putin after saying the protest in Belarus may threaten Russia as well. Putin has recognized Lukashenko's reelection..
Belarus' Post-Election Crackdown
"Nearly 7000 people have been detained in Belarus after protests erupted on Wednesday. This follows the presidential election results that came over the weekend. Several demonstrators who were arrested have sense accused the government of torture. Jen, What's going on? Why are people upset? Well, so this basically kind of started going back a little bit before this election, so they had an election on Sunday. But a little bit. Before that there were some protests going on and Is a lot of had to do with Alexander Lukashenko and his he's the president and his kind of failure more long term in terms of the economy in terms of managing the Corona virus. But then there was this election coming up. And because Lukashenko he's been in power for 26 years now. He was basically elected in the first, you know, nationwide Democratic elections in the country. After you know, they declared independence from the Soviet Union. It was the first nationwide really free and fair election. It was also the last nationwide free and fair election. Hey, has since then consistently crackdown on all forms of opposition. He's rigged all the elections to make sure he stays in power. And this coming up election that was coming up this past Sunday. He was planning to do the same thing. He detained the opposition. You know, the key opposition leaders. But he didn't factor in that there was basically a homemaker, a woman named Svetlana ticking off scale. She's a 37 year old former English translators stay at home Mom. She's also the wife of one of the lead opposition figures who was detained and she said, Okay, fine. You want to arrest my husband? Then I'll run for president in his stead. And she took to the streets and basically said, You know, I'm not gonna let this happen. She basically helped unite the opposition and thousands and thousands and thousands of people came out to the streets in support of her. In a way that had not been seen basically in its entire post Soviet history on DH. Then, of course, the election was rigged. As expected, she, you know, contested the results. She ended up having to fleet of Lithuania she was feared for her Children's lives. But people are angry and they're back in the streets in the thousands and tens of thousands and true to form, Lukashenko's government is again cracking down brutally and trying to repress it. Well, Courtney, we got this message from Dave, who says the situation is so fluid. How will the US respond to Lukashenko's efforts to be seen to be looking for a political solution where he still stays in power? Well, General. I mean, the U. S. Has already said that they don't believe these were free elections. We heard that from Mike Pompeo just this week, and the EU has said that I mean, pretty much the entire international community has condemned these elections. It's interesting because this comes at a time when you there have been terrible relations between the US and Minsk for years. In fact, In. Lukashenko has been under sanctions by the U. S. Since 2006 after another round of election irregularities, so knows general saying free and fair elections that have been a thing of the past. In It has been a thing of the past there. But earlier this year in February, Mike Pompeo became the highest ranking administration official to visit there. In years. He went to Minsk. He met with Lukashenko in April. The administration nominated ambassador for the country, Julie Fisher, would be that she would have been the first ambassador there in more than a decade and actually just went up for her confirmation about a week ago. But now it looks as if there are some people on the hill who are saying while we need to hold up this nomination, If we send a diplomat there, it would appear that this is an endorsement of the crackdown. There are others who think well, if ever there's a time that we need someone there Help advocate for democracy. It's now but it looks as if that nomination is held up. So what's interesting is this All comes at a time where there really was this effort, toe warm ties between Washington and Minsk, and now it looks as if once again, Lukashenko going back to his ways of Trying to rigging an election of really maintaining his title as one of Europe's last remaining dictators that may end up destroying any chance for some kind of riel. Diplomatic relations between the two countries. Well, David on Thursday, thousands of women wearing white flooded the streets to protest that violent crackdown on demonstrators that happened during the week of protests. What comes next in Belarus. Well, it's going to be obviously down to developments inside batteries but also kind of slightly grubby great power politics because how his Alexander Lukashenko survives the dictator of this country. Just on the 10 million people for 26 years. It's part because he has been incredibly adept at playing the West and Russia off against each other. So he's taking a lot of money. Over the years from Russia, he has had Vladimir Putin as a patron of last resort, but he is also Occasionally flirted with Europe in first with us because he doesn't want to be taken over wholesale by Russia. China is also a player. President Xi Jinping of China was the first major leader to congratulate Alexander Lukashenko on this kind of grotesquely rigged election as though it was a perfectly good election. China is poured money into Belarus. It's one of its hubs Fishy Jinping's Bolton Road project, so This kind of constant playing back and forth. But the problem is that he is running a road because if he gives the European Union what they want, which is for him to liberalize on back down from crushing these process. You'll probably get swept
Fresh update on "russia" discussed on Purity Products
"I'm Mary Corsetti. That's what a team of FBI investigators will be doing as they arrive in Lebanon this weekend, according to a senior U. S diplomat to investigate the August 4th massive explosion and be route that killed nearly 180 people and injured thousands. Lebanese officials have Bodied help, as the U. S has called for a thorough investigation into the cause of the fire that ignited nearly 3000 tons of ammonium nitrate in Beirut Sports. French investigators are also lending a hand, plus one of the big issues in the negotiation talks between the Trump Administration and congressional Democrats is funding for the U. S. Postal Service and Mail In voting. The US Postal Service warned that nearly all 50 states could see a delay in election results because the states don't allow enough time for absentee valets to be delivered and returned. You do not want to go in person. You've got the ability with an absentee ballot. That does not mean that you do mail in voting in total. I think it would be a catastrophe. We've had issues and New York that I decided DC Florida many places Indiana Republican Senator Mike Bron on Fox and friends. Meanwhile, the Biden campaign has released its first bilingual digital ad and the campaign's first ad to feature Senator Kamala Harris since she became the Democratic nominee for vice president. A clip showcases Senator Harris as a champion for the Latino community. The ad will run in Arizona and Florida on YouTube and then the United States failed on Friday and its bid to extend the U. N arms embargo on Iran after the move was opposed by Russia and China, while France, Britain, Germany and eight other members abstained. We have set before the United States is.
Former FBI lawyer to plead guilty in Durham investigation
"To plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from US Attorney John Durham's investigation. Into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign correspondent Ben Thomas. Justice Department watchdog report accused Kevin Kline Smith of altering an email to say former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page was not a source for another government agency. The Justice Department relied on that assertion in 2017 as it submitted 1/3 and final renewal application to eavesdrop on page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. But Paige has said he wants his source for this. A A, and that relationship was deemed important to disclose to the FISA court client. Smith's lawyer tells The Associated Press his client deeply regrets altering the email. Ben Thomas Washington
Former FBI Lawyer To Plead Guilty In Trump Campaign Probe
"The investigators in the Russia probe is resulting in a prosecution. His attorney says Former FBI lawyer Kevin Kline Smith will plead guilty to making a full statement altering an email about a former Trump campaign adviser who was targeted for surveillance. CBS's Catherine Herridge the fact that a former FBI attorney intends to plead guilty as part of a criminal investigation. Is a very important data point because it's another signal that the Durham investigation has entered its final phase plans are shaping
Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer Expected to Plead Guilty in Review of Russia Inquiry
"Lawyer is expected to plead guilty in connection with the investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, his attorney said. Kevin Kline Smith agreed to plead guilty to falsifying a document that sought permission to secretly wiretapped former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page after the FBI came to suspect the Russians targeted paid for recruitment. This is the first criminal charge from John Durham, the federal prosecutor, attorney general Bar assigned to investigate the onset of the Russia investigation. There's nothing to suggest client. Smith acted as part of a broader conspiracy against the president. He was removed from the case after a special counsel Robert Mueller, learned he wrote text messages critical of Trump's victory. Aaron
Former FBI lawyer to plead guilty in Durham investigation
"Ah, former FBI lawyer plans to plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from US Attorney John Germs investigation into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. This news just crossing Out of AP Kevin Clients with is his name. That's the attorney being charged in federal court in Washington, is expected to plead guilty to one count of making a false statement. This is, according to The Associated Press, who spoke with his attorney just insure. Okay, So this is interesting. We did here last night from a G bar that some development would be happening today. He said it was an earth shattering. But it was something showing that there is progress being made in this investigation in this case by by
Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer Expected to Plead Guilty in Review of Russia Inquiry
"Former FBI lawyer plans to plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from US Attorney John Germs investigation into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. This news just crossing Out of AP Kevin Clients with is his name. That's the attorney being charged in federal court in Washington, is expected to plead guilty to one count of making a false statement. This is, according to The Associated Press, who spoke with his attorney just insure. Okay, So this is interesting. We did here last night from a G bar that some development would be happening today. He said it was an earth shattering. But it was something showing that there is progress being made in this investigation in this case by by Durham. So again, we are hearing that one of the lawyers there that was then working for the FBI. Made false statements.
Computer scientist, pixel inventor Russell Kirsch dead at 91
"On Russell, Kirsch inventor of the Pixel passed away this week. Bit of sad news rest in peace but In case you're wondering who the inventor of the Pixel was. Now you know computer scientists, Russell AAC Kirsch, the inventor of the Pixel and undisputed pioneer of digital imaging passed away on Tuesday in his Portland home from complications arising from a form of Alzheimer's he was ninety one years old Now, Russell might not be name you immediately recognized his contributions to computer science made digital imaging possible born June twentieth nineteen, twenty nine in New York City demographic parents from Russia. and Hungary I attended Bronx High School than nyu Harvard and eventually mit in nineteen fifty one he joined the National Bureau of standards where he worked for fifty years and helped to invent the Pixel and create the first digital photograph It was a one seventy, two by one, seventy, two pixel image of his son Walden created in nineteen, fifty seven and is now iconic and was named. One of life, Magazine's one hundred photographs that changed the world in two thousand three and we have that image appear on the screen One of the first digital images ever created made from two superimposed scans at different thresholds since each pixel could only show one bit of information that being black or white as DP review points out Kirsch never stopped improving and his most famous invention even after retiring in two thousand and one and a twenty, ten interview on wired, he outlined his attempts to create a system that uses. Variable. Shape pixels instead of the squares that have dominated digital imaging since he invented him in that interview, he called square the logical thing to do. But laments that the decision was something rarely foolish that everyone in the world has been suffering from ever since. So at the right bold age of eighty-one, he began working on a masking system that creates six by six pixel areas and an. intelligently. Divides those areas into the two sections that have the most contrast before refusing to pixels on either side of the seem that idea never caught on but he explained the technology and its benefits in detail in a video below it's the thirteen minute long video if you wanted to watch that. But while the incredible accolades described above certainly gives you the sense of Russia Kirsch the. Engineer. The best personal picture of Kirsch probably comes from a two twenty twelve blocked by ant man named Joel Runyon who encountered him in a coffee shop in Portland after revealing net Romanians Computer and images on it probably wouldn't exist or exist as they are without Christmas contributions to engineering and computer science eighty-three-year-old Kirsch shared the following words I. Guess I've always believed that nothing is withheld from us. What we have conceived to do most people think the opposite that all things are withheld from them, which they have conceived to do, and they end up doing nothing Mr, Kirsch may be gone, but his legacy will live on every day in one of the approximately three point eight billion photos that are currently being captured every single day. May He rest in
Russia Registers World’s First Covid-19 Vaccine Despite Safety Concerns
"Russia this week about their vaccine for the Corona virus. The first doses were given two volunteers about two months ago, President Vladimir Putin told government officials. I know the vaccine works very effectively from forms of stable immunity, and I repeat, it's gone through all the necessary checks. In AP interview. Johns Hopkins University Infectious Disease expert to Dr Amesh Adalja says doctors will watch anxiously on what happened. I think everybody is going to try and learn from the Russian experience, and all of us are hoping that nothing goes wrong because we don't want that to have a cascading negative impact on other vaccine. Childs, which may be different, so we want to be very careful about how we do this. The World Health Organization says they are in close contact with the Russian health authorities about the vaccine. This report sponsored by the Department of Health, wearing a mask whenever
This Woodcutters no Railsplitter: NSA and FBI Release Report on a GRU Toolset
"The US NSA and be I. This morning released a report on drove rube malware a hitherto publicly unremarked strain deployed by twenty eight, which of course is fancy bear. Russia's generic. Military Intelligence Service. The report describes drove a rube as a Lennox malware tool set consisting of an implant coupled with a kernel module root kit, a file transfer and port forwarding tool and a command and control server. When deployed on a victim machine drove rube implant client provides the capability for direct communications with actor controlled see to infrastructure filed download and Upload Capabilities Execution of arbitrary commands as route and port forwarding of network traffic to other hosts on the network, all of which is well allot. McAfee CTO Steve Grubman commented an email that drove a rube is a Swiss army knife of capabilities that allows the attacker to perform many different functions such as stealing files and remote controlling the victim's computer. Drove a rube can be detected about the two agencies warned that like other advanced route kits, the malware take some pains to hide itself, and so it may be overlooked if you're not on the lookout for it. The alert recommends updating to Lennox Kernel three point seven or later, which will enable users to take full advantage of colonel signing enforcement. It also encourages administrators to configure systems. So they will only load modules that have a valid digital signature. An Essay and the bureau don't say what they think. Fancy bears objectives are with drove rube but they do scowl in the direction of the GRU's interest in election meddling fancy bears been there before still a Swiss army knife you can do a lot. So why is it called? Drove a rube. You're probably wondering the word means woodcutter would chopper or would splitter. In this case, it's the GRU's own name. That's what the hoods back at the aquarium call it. Nice. Touch that an essay you could Americanize. The name is rail splitter but honest Abe 's they're not. Another question, the alert is detailed and specific. You can get it from the NSA pressroom at NSA DOT GOV and it's a lively read that really put the G. Into Gru. Why release it the authors say in an accompanying fact, we're sharing this information with our customers and the public to counter the capabilities of the GRU GT SS an organization which continues to threaten the United States and its allies. We continuously seek to counter their ability to exploit our nation's critical networks and systems and quote. That seems right to us. It also seems likely that Fort Meade is leading the girls and boys over at the aquarium. No. That NSA sees right through them, wood chips and
Belarus: UN rights chief condemns violence against protesters, calls for grievances to be heard
"Nations has condemned the use of violence by authorities in Belarus, following the death of a twenty, five year old man in police custody. There have been protests across the country in recent days amid claims, the Sunday's presidential election was rigged in favor of Alexander Lukashenko Lukashenko has ruled Belarus for more than a quarter of a century and is often described as Europe's lost dictator. Let's get the latest. Now a monocle twenty, four security correspondent Benos Zog Begnaud is also an expert on batteries and he joins me on the line from our newsroom in Zurich, a very warm welcome back to the briefing. Bene-. Tell us what are we seeing here? The scale of the demonstrations does seem to be unprecedented in recent times. Embarrass is this potentially a moment of change? High under good to talk to you the the use of the word unprecedented was quite widespread in twenty twenty. But I think when apply to these protests that we currently see in Belarus in a number of cities, it is indeed warranted. So what we have seen since these rigged elections on Sunday and by rigged, we're talking unprecedented rigging elections as well. One could even assume that up to fifty percent of ballots had to be changed to not show Smith Leonard, Dehaan Kia, the main opposition candidate, but Alexander Lukashenko, the incumbent president. Since. Then we've seen a bit of a cat and mouse game and a number, very decentralized protests across the country by a number of people not just young students, for example, the liberal elite of cities but even former supporters of Lukashenko's policies are now taking to the streets and police brutality is indeed widespread. So don't you there is a bit a sense of change there because Russo Society will never be able to go back to what it was as an appreciated kind of this strong welfare state that the Lukashenko provided for as well as disability in the country changes in the air and people have demands unfortunately. Political. System. Under an autocrat, Lukashenka has no way to take these grievances and addressed in any meaningful way. In similar situations in the past, the the only thing that can happen to let the demonstration demonstrators get what they want is for the military or the police force to change sides. As you say, we're saying ordinary police brutality, the the death of a man in custody. That doesn't seem to be any hint of that. Yet is that is that the the the weak point though for Lukashenka that he needs to make sure that that there there is no dissolution amongst those forces. Indeed I think the loyalty of security forces and that's most of the police, but also the army is key. But at the moment, it appears like they still know who they owe their loyalty and their privileges to polices. For example, they have stable positions are well paid, and there's no alternative force that has come up. Let's say a general or any high ranking officers that kind of countered this this narrative I'm so it's very even though on social media as optimistic rumors about the odds officer here and there pledging loyalty to Hanukkah, the opposition candidate these instances are still very rare but one does wonder for how long even the security forces can. Maintain this level of repression because it's a battle day and night for these thousands and thousands of security forces, and the army is a conscription army. So it only has a few thousand paid offices and the rest are well members of the public of the people as well. WHO's loyalty will probably be less so with with the president at all costs but currently, we don't really see these cracks within the elite at some point maybe the way out also to address some of the grievances of the protesters and maybe allow for that to change policies under Lukashenka or under somebody else but it doesn't look like a coup at this stage yet at all. then. What we make of what Russia thinks this time because we know the EU is is saying that this is being a a terrible corrupt moment that the election was not fair. You see you see the opposition leader heading to Lithuanian, being given support there but for Russia's a complicated story because you know they would like better to be back in new within Russia back more closely aligned with Moscow. They have here a maverick leader who's over the years tried to play Moscow off against the European Union. What would Russia like out of this? Do you think they would potentially even like him gone if there was another strong leader who supported Russia. Indeed Russia, the Kremlin specifically isn't a tricky situation here, and even though they congratulated Lukashenko on his electoral victory they've been remarkably quiet overall in a why the not too unhappy with the situation because Belarus that is very busy with itself and is weak politically in that sense and lacks other friends like European, union, which is very critical and may enact sanctions is somewhat in their favor because this will only leave one thing which is continued dependence on Russia. Let's not forget Russia is better. Russa's closest ally genuinely the to share a lot of cultural ties, as well as political ties and economic ties above all batteries for longtime has been dependent on cheap Russian energy as subsidies. But I don't think Putin or the Kremlin on necessarily. Keen on Lukashenko himself staying power as long as the someone that they can rely on and as long as some kind of stability is probably maintained I think. To the West kind of in a wait and see approach how these protests continue does any translation of this descent on at the political level and then it will decide. But at the moment as Belarus is in turmoil, it works somewhat well for the Kremlin but there have to be wary about how this is
US revises UN resolution to extend UN arms embargo on Iran
"Bernie Bennett reporting US has tried to extended existing U. N arms embargo against Iran seeking the support of veto powers Russia and China on the 15 member U. N. Security Council. The US has circulated a revised resolution that would indefinitely extend a U. N arms embargo on Iran. U. S Ambassador Kelly crafts at the new draft quote takes council views into account and simply does what everyone knows should be done. Extend the arms embargo to prevent Iran from freely buying and selling conventional weapons. Unquote Council diplomats say the revised draft could be put in a final form Thursday for a possible vote on Friday.
Russia registers virus vaccine, Putin's daughter given it
"Russia Approved Corona virus vaccine and they're starting to to pass it out. They're starting to Ah, vaccinate people the first country in the world to approve a vaccine for Corona virus. President Vladimir Putin announced yesterday through global though global health authorities say the vaccine has yet to complete critical late stage, clinical trials terminates safety and effectiveness. Putin, though, said that the vaccine works effectively enough. Enough, Okay. He's effective enough. I'm telling you, Is the goods going to be fine back seat. What do you mean? You are? Yes. You are a dead Yes. You are a dead Did you die of Corona virus? No died of injection. Very different.
Interview With Commander Kirk Lippold
"Welcome back. This is two of my interview with Kamenda Cook Leopold retired us. Commend. Commanding Officer of the US ask coal. When When it came under a suicide terror attack. by Al Qaeda back in the port of Yemen and. This was a In many ways the event that foreshadowed to nine eleven we import one we were talking about what happened back in that time we've been talking about leadership and politically how latest. Military has become. Driven by politics I want to expand further into this conversation I'm really grateful. Commend Leopold is with us here because. We are in a very different time as we're having this conversation as recording compensation were in the midst of a pandemic in two, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty however. There is more going on here and I want to dive into the political understandings of what's going on because. Politics, is a very interesting thing when it comes to the military because. The military is famously neutral. One about how serving your commander in chief to protect the country. CETERA. But for the first time, I've been studying politics. And actually American politics for since I was ten years old. and. Fla. First Time I can remember you now getting military leaders coming out and speaking. So yet retired Admiral William mcraven new came out and criticize trump about what was happening with the Kurds you've got general mathis who served under trump coming out and talking about trump and doing militarily, and now you've got trump talking about this the bounty that Russia's put out on American soldiers and saying it's a hoax. First of all, I want to ask you what is your thought on military leaders. Millet certainly retired ones but coming out and actually doing what they've never been I don't remember ever doing before and saying this is out of order. What's your thoughts on? Why I think you're you're crossing the line and I think part of that was driven by decision. The United States made post Vietnam where we chose to no longer have a draft where we would select people to serve in the military for a defined period of time but instead went to the all volunteer force and the way I have always approached it is. When you choose to serve and you'd like, I've mentioned in in part one was you choose that life of consequence in the service to your nation Yes enduring your period of service there may come decisions. That are going to be political in nature and let's face it. You can have the military giving you orders but who ultimately gives that direction? It are political appointees. And if you as a military officer spun to mentally disagree with the direction of those orders being given by your political masters because that's how our nation is designed in, you really get to choices in life. Put Up and shut up or get out. and. At some point in time serving in the military is not supposed to be a job for life. You hang up your Spurs. If you stayed long enough, you'll get a retirement check every single mom and then guess what go find work that contributes positively to the future of our nation, and that's I've tried to do is to give back to teach people those leadership skills. That we need out in the business world, I mean when eighty percent of the retired admirals generals go to work for the defense industry they're not sharing that expertise that they could be sharing with business in the civilian community to make even better and make sure that we understand as Americans how the military works and how we think wire we are the respected institution that we are. I think it's very disappointing when you got a lot of these military officers who choose to speak out against the president of the United States because. If you're going to have a military where they've enjoyed all the benefits including the political benefits of being senior in rank like that, and then they want to use that positional authority still wearing their stars on their callers or on their sleeve to somehow now feel that they are entitled to speak out about the commander in chief. That's fine. If you want to take on the policies, that's one thing when. You attack the individual I don't care what president it is whether it's President Bush. President Obama President Trump Benue are crossing a line at that point that even though you may have come from the civilian ranks served in the military in your civilian again if you want to maintain that professional ethos exemplified by General Marshal. Way Back in post World War Two. Then guess what challenged the policies don't challenge the people.
US introduces updated draft Security Council resolution to extend Iran arms embargo
"Working to make a temporary arms embargo on Iran permanent, seeking the support of video powers Russia and China on the 15 member U. N. Security Council, the US has circulated a revised resolution that would indefinitely extend a U. N arms embargo on Iran. US. Ambassador Kelly Krauts at the new draft quote takes council views into account It simply does. What everyone knows should be done. Extend the arms embargo to prevent Iran from freely buying and selling conventional weapons. Unquote council diplomats say the revised draft could be put in a final form Thursday for a possible vote on Friday.
A Democracy at Risk
"Welcome to the this is a podcast about politics race and culture from a PC perspective I Medina wholesome and I'm. And today we have to Itt all-stars, call you their homes in quarantine. Yes. Yes. From Winston Salem North Carolina is Tina Vazquez but she's a senior reporter with prism and a twenty twenty I to be wells fellow with type investigations. Welcome back. Tina. High for happy ache and joining us from Atlanta Georgia is the fabulous Russia. Brown Co founder of black voters matter what's up? I'm so happy to be back. All is well and we're so. We're so happy to have you back to. so it's been. Intense that's kind of. An understatement in China. Living here has been intense in this country from the pandemic to racist police violence I mean even this Sunday, there was a five point one earthquake in North Carolina where you Live apparently the largest and over a century. Right. Here in Harlem trees fell down last week because of the storm. So this is just a very first question to ask you how you doing. So Tino, we're going to start with you how you feeling I am tired all the time like I can't complain really too much everything is. Fine but I'm very tired. Okay. Yeah. Short and sweet the TASHA. Who would be a podcast in itself I told you I. Felt. New podcast. How feeling? Is. What. I am I'm having actually every human emotion you can have, and I'm having an all at the same downtime. I'm angry, sad, scared frustrated hopeful fired up every motion human emotion. You can have I'm having and this moment of few weeks ago I myself actually tested positive for covert Nineteen Latasha. It. was the most nerve wrecking name Sweetie. It so I'm here for you sweetie. Oh you understand. Thank you so much and I'm so glad that you are will I had a mild case of but I think more than anything. It's the worry because you don't know how it's going to respond to Matty and then I'm worried about people being around me and being around my family. So I am just petitioning for a twenty two over I was just like a lot of talk to about this. Talk to the manager I need to recite twenty. She's a woman by the way. Exactly I know. So listen. I know first of all, thank you for sharing that. Latasha and. My heart goes out to you for anyone has to go through that especially in this time but we do want to discuss the twenty twenty election. It's less than eighty five days away. As if we're not on edge enough this year and honestly I'm going to come in as the Puerto Rican reporter. I have news to share with everyone in the world. What are we just had a primary election on Sunday complete Shicho. Alison show up two pressings. There's calls of. Delaying. It and moving into next Sunday and it's just it is complete. Chaos down in my home island colony, and I'm very worried now that this is just a prelude to what's going to happen in the united. States on election day November but we want to talk about the power of voters of color and the issues of voting rights. The backdrop of this election season is the coronavirus pandemic. There are now five million confirmed covid nineteen cases in this country, and the number of those infected has doubled since the end of June and then we still have to mention. Joe Biden's comments last. Thursday during a joint. National Association of Black Journalists and a BJ and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists which was an h j of what he said. What you all know. But most people don't know unlike the African American community with notable exceptions. The Latino community is incredibly diverse community. With incredibly different attitudes about different things. This completely overlooks sees issues of race identity ideology, intersectional communities, I honestly think that this kind of statement, the trump campaign's like bring it on because it's just GonNa be used to divide and conquer Democratic voters.
Russia approves coronavirus vaccine
"Tantalizing boast today from Russia. Approval of a Corona virus vaccine vaccine is generally only declared safe and effective after many months of trials involving many thousands of people. But Carol Dmitriev, who heads the state run agency that funded the vaccine, dismisses what he considers Lissy and mistrust. Suspicions about Russia need Toby behind because we need to save people's lives and extreme suspicions without verification and validation is a dangerous thing, He says. 20 countries have already lined up to buy the
"russia" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Months. A lot of people are watching this and thinking. This seems to work I. Mean probably overstating the effect, but doesn't matter because you know you still. It's not that expensive to build up that capability. So I have no doubt they will try to explore. The black lives matter movement or the ANTIFA narrative for example that's out there. But I think that temptation for us. In the United States is to essentially distinguish between the influence operation. which is you know in my that would be my default expectation that is only a minor fringe phenomenon that the main situation we're looking at is homemade and real. Because I mean just to put it really provocative and bluntly. Weak democracies blamed the problems on outside forces. That's what's happening in Russia. Strong democracies owned their problems and fix them well. That is a wise observation to End Up on and. I appreciate the insights. The book is active measures the secret history of disinformation and political warfare. Thomas rid thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me appreciate it. Thanks to the former US ambassador to Russia Michael. mcfaul and political scientist and author Thomas Rid for joining us out skullduggery. Don't forget to subscribe to skulduggery on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcast and tell us what you think Lee. Review short a follow us on social media at skulduggery pod. We'll talk to.
"russia" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Okay we now have with US Michael? mcfaul, a former US ambassador to Moscow and the author of the book from Cold War. Too Hot piece in American ambassador in Putin's Russia ambassador welcome to skulduggery. Thanks for having me, so this is a pretty wild story that broken last few days about the Russians paying bounties to the Taliban to kill American soldiers. What do you make of it well? It's shocking, if true, obviously you know, we'll get into what we know what we don't know, and I'm always careful and nervous about commenting on intelligence when we don't know all the facts so far. Far The original New York Times story has not been refuted by anybody. It's been confirmed by several other outlets and the facts are pretty horrible. If LADIMIR PUTIN IS PAYING TALIBAN fighters to kill American soldiers that represents an escalation I would say intentions are already been escalating for several years, and it also represents an escalation in what I would call the rogue nature of Putin's foreign policy over the last several years. You know it's one thing to have tensions between countries based on differences. It's another thing to go outside of the international system entirely the rules norms of procedures the laws. And I think you've seen that really beginning with annexation Ukraine in two thousand fourteen. You've seen that escalation. And this perhaps as one more step in that escalation ambassador. We'll obviously get into how the trump administration dealt with this whether the president's. briefed on it, what do you make of that? But before we do I just WanNa, try to understand. What is Putin's game here? If this happened I, mean what would be in it for him to kill a few Americans. You know American. Service members at a time when the US already negotiated a deal to get out anyway I'd say two things one very big, but important to always remember that Vladimir Putin considered the United States of America his enemy. Doesn't matter what Nice words trump might say about him or or others. He is fundamentally decided, and it wasn't always this way. We could go back in history. His views have changed over time I. I met him in the spring of Nineteen, ninety, one for instance his worldview, somewhat different than but but today. He thinks we're the enemy. He thinks we're out to get him. He thinks we're trying to undermine him. especially the deep state, the CIA intelligence agencies trying to overthrow regimes. We don't like around him. Him and including his own regime, and when I was the US ambassador in Moscow two thousand twelve to fourteen, he believed that we were fomenting revolution against his regime. I used to think it was a cynical view. I left Moscow thinking no. This is what this guy believes. Right some remember. That's his analytic framework. We're the enemy and so anything he can do to weaken us. He's willing to do, and and again I'm just I don't know the facts I want to keep saying that I'm just. Speculating based on my long interactions and writing about him, but for him to see us, bogged down in Afghanistan. That is a good thing, not a bad thing, and as we're about to cut a deal with the Taliban. I could see very easily that making the argument. Let's pump some money into this to keep this thing going to derail this peace negotiation that will keep the Americans bogged down in Afghanistan and from his definition of Russian national interest, not mine and not a lot of other Russians, but from his definition that would be. Be Serving Russia's national interest. What's particularly striking about this and you write about this in your book is it wasn't always so especially on Afghanistan because you before you became ambassador. Two thousand twelve year on the National Security Council during the era of the reset with Russia relations when Obama was trying to improve relations with Russia and one as I remember it one of the big success stories that you touted under the reset was that the Russians were going to help with US refueling for shipments of arms and personnel to Afghanistan that's right. One of the first agreements that President Obama and president yet assigned I was there in the Kremlin, was a lethal transit agreement so that we could transit lethal equipment through Russia was part of something, called the northern distribution network. When we came into office in two thousand, nine just started underbush and by the time I left the White House. It was over fifty percent of our supplies. Our soldiers in Afghanistan went through that northern route, and you can't get to Afghanistan through the north without going through Russia so at that moment in time under President Medvedev I need to underscore not Prime Minister Putin. They thought that fighting the Taliban. Taliban and supporting our efforts was in Russia's national interests. That has changed now i. think overtime. So why did it change? Well? One is that Putin and mcgettigan had different world views and I, think in America and the United States in my academic world. We too quickly always say oh. Medina was Putin's puppet. He had no power. He didn't do anything. I've a very different view I dealt with both of those guys up close and personal, sometimes on the same day, and they had different worldviews med. Vienna saw Russia's long term. future is being part of the West and cooperating with West Putin equivocated. That's what I was saying earlier, he. Had One foot in one foot out. September eleventh happened, and then he thought okay. We have a common enemy here. We can work together. Then he felt betrayed by Bush because of the Color Revolution Georgia and Ukraine, two thousand four, and then he kinda checked out and let me do the reset for awhile, and it was only when. There were popular uprisings I in the Arab spring. Right I, in the Middle East against an ally of his President Assad, and then that same year remember two thousand eleven that saying year there was a popular uprising against Putin and that's when he blamed us and I think that's when he went.
"russia" Discussed on Russia Rising
"The inside of the home is gorgeous with rich woodwork and rustic details. There's a real bear rug in front of the stone fireplace. I could tell Randy was nervous jittery. He was having second thoughts about the interview. It was obvious. He was still reeling from what he had just gone through. Finally with what seemed to be his tenth cigarette of the past hour in his hand. He agreed to sit down with me and his living room and talk no pressure just chat and see how it goes. I had to ask had he seen a counselor his eyes welled up with tears. Good friends is the best counseling. Yes. I happen to see a counselor a little bit. But they really don't deal with us. It's just something you gotta work out yourself. Whatever happened to Randy was big or just on working. And it was about nine o'clock at night sat down. Drank can relax for the evening and somebody come up to the house here on I assumed he was a customer, and so I went to the front green. He was running his office for his storage company out of his home. So it wasn't unusual for customers to stop by to pay bills. He invited the men inside. Further. Good guy while tattoos all over my head. Pretty uncomfortable feeling. So I have my phone charging the kitchen. So I went to the kitchen I said excuse me for sequinned to the kitchen grab my phone flipped onto record and come back. And I said, so how can I help you says why don't we set? Actually, I'm here to help you. Randy was confused. It made no sense. How is this guy going to help him? The man's answer. Took him completely by surprise. Who says you will somebody one hundred thousand they said, I've been paid twenty thousand come out here and break your arms and legs. And he says, but he says check Terry saying white Qatar bag. I said be give me the twenty ground. He said. I don't like to that hired me. I'll return the favor to him. But Randy didn't owe anyone that kind of money. He knew the guy was lying, but that didn't change. The fact he was having this conversation with a very large intimidating guy and he was being threatened on his own doorstep. Was this guy serious? That's when he noticed Randy cell phone was recording. And he was not impressed up until then it was a fairly normal long aggressive conversation. Then just like that the man snapped. Point. He just went sideways. Whipped up his shirt polo to forty five slid the action back, but it to my forehead and pulled the trigger and. Thanks for listening to this. Sneak peek from episode two of crime beat if you liked what you heard you can subscribe for free now at apple podcasts, Google podcasts Spotify or wherever you get your favorite podcasts.
"russia" Discussed on Russia Rising
"Hi, I'm Jeff sampled, the host of Russia rising. And I wanna let you know about a new show from curious cast that I think you might enjoy it's called crime beat. And it's hosted by Nancy Hicks, a crime reporter for global news for over twenty years in this new investigative podcast. Nancy takes you deep inside some of Canada's most high profile criminal cases each episode. We'll take you inside the story to give you details. You didn't hear on the news? These stories have left a lasting Mark on Nancy. And there are many things that she witnesses and experiences will covering a case that she would like to share with you with a full behind the scenes, look at all the twists and turns. Here's a sneak peek from episode two of the series, and while you're listening search and subscribed to crime beat for free. Now at curious cast dot CA or wherever you're enjoying this podcast. A listener note the following preview contains content of an adult nature listener discretion is advised as a journalist covering the crime beat. I don't work regular hours. It's not uncommon for me to get a text or a call in the middle of the night on a day off or even while, I'm on a beach enjoying a vacation. And when news breaks most times, I drop whatever I'm doing and get as much information as I can I also get a lot of emails phone calls and messages on social media on a typical day, I sort through hundreds if not thousands of items in my inbox. But there are certain messages that tend to stand out. I'm Nancy Hicks. I'm a crime reporter for global news and today on crime beat I wanna share an incredible story of survival one that sounds more like a movie than real life. It's the story of a man who dodged a bullet and live to tell the tale. One day not that long ago. A media release was sent out by police officers were asking for help in finding someone considered armed and dangerous. Those words always grab my attention are C N P officers were trying to track down a couple wanted for attempted murder. Arshi appea- issued a public warning for two people on the run from police in Alberta at this hour. Police released photos of the pair the girl looked young. But kind of unremarkable nothing about her appearance really stood out to me. But the man police were trying to find he didn't look like someone you'd want to mess with. Andrew wont was thirty years old at the time a tall guy broad with a muscular build, but his tattoos really made him stand out these weren't ordinary tattoos. I'm not one to judge based on someone's appearance. I have a tattoo myself to each their own. But these were different he had them on his face and neck, and they looked like they were meant to be intimidating. He also had some pretty explicit ink on his hands words. I don't even want to repeat. If a tough guy image is what he was going for Andrew want head nailed it. Police released a description of the vehicle the couple was likely driving. An officers included a special warning watch and his girlfriend were believed to be armed and dangerous. And should not be approached. It was three days before police were able to track watch down. He was facing a long string of charges, including attempted murder. Good evening. A province wide hunt for a man accused in numerous crimes, including attempted murder. Has ended Andrew wont is now behind bars after being on the run for a week the end the manhunt for once was so significant the mayor of the town where he committed his crimes spoke out about the arrest. Or are you detachment and its officers worked very hard to make this breakthrough in the case which led to the arrest. We're all very relieved anytime people. Oil so feed with this type of crime are arrested and we pride ourselves on a smaller small town field community where people feel safe police said wants and his girlfriend went to a rural residents outside of Sylvan lake Alberta. That's about an hour and a half north of Calgary. It's a town that attracts a lot of tourists, especially in the summer. It's one of the nicer swim -able lakes in Alberta. And when you live on the prairies people tend to take advantage of a nice beach and some water to play in the home watch was accused of going into wasn't far from town police alleged. He went into the house and demanded money and jewelry from the couple who lived there. Watch was also accused of firing a gun at the homeowner before taking off and spurring. The manhunt by police everyone in Sylvan lake new the homeowner he was a very successful businessman. Police. Confirmed. He was truly an innocent victim. Meaning he had no ties to any kind of criminal activity in a lot of home, invasion cases, it's bad people targeting bad, people hem police made it clear that wasn't the situation here. It was much later that I came to find out the victim's name in this case, I'll introduce you to him in a little bit. But right now, let me take you back a few years before making the move to global news in Calgary. I got my first job as a reporter right out of journalism school working at a smaller station in central Alberta about an hour and a half north in red deer called Ardy. Tv the station is now gone, but I have fond memories of my time there. My first fulltime rule was a producer and co host of a lifestyle type program that aired on TV over the noon hour, it had a mix of everything from fashion and cooking to music and pop culture. But it was the afternoons after that show was done that I looked for were too. That's when I would volunteer to report for the evening news. I loved covering a hard new story and early on. I would do things other reporters shied away from like knocking on the doors of criminals asking tough questions holding people accountable, and I had a passion for covering anything court or Justice related. It wasn't long before my boss called me into his office and said he had a BT thought I'd be good at the crime beat I jumped at the opportunity, and that was the beginning of what we turn into more than two decades covering crime. I'm telling you all of this because as it turns out, I actually met the victim of Andrew watch back in those early days to say he was a successful businessman is an. Understatement. He was a millionaire. His name is Randy Safronov, which when I found out. He was the victim of the home invasion and attempted murder. I jumped in the truck and headed north to Sylvan lake I needed to talk to him about his brush with death. Randy's house is really amazing the kind you'd expect a millionaire to live in. It's been renovated since I was there last, but it still has the same gorgeous view. Overlooking Sylvan lake you can see for miles clear through to the rocky mountains. The
"russia" Discussed on Russia Rising
"The Celia notes that the scrip will poisoning happened. Just three months before Russia was to host the fief oh world copy and many western leaders chose to boycott that tournament after the events in Salisbury. The World Cup. For Rosh advertising. Iran wasn't totally bought football. It was into Thursday ran for the whole Russia. Russia was showing good phrase tour to the world, they invest invested huge amount of money and echoed into international experts. That was one of the best World Cups on. So you have to be really really stupid to do something like that wasn't in Salisbury three miles before the World Cup with emission, Mr Speaker Arbed like twelve dates the house, but then in September six months after the scrip all poisoning, British authorities finally broke their silence and showed their cards. Mrs speaker, this forensic investigation has now produced sufficient evidence for the independent director of public prosecutions to bring charges against two. Russian nationals for the conspiracy to murder. Sergei scrip how the British Prime minister not only announced criminal charges against two Russian suspects. But the police also released a dozen images of them captured on some of the UK's five million security cameras now the photos showed the suspects arriving at the airport, and then documented their travels over the next couple of days they stayed in London and made two trips to Salisbury, including on the day of the poisoning before then flying back to Moscow, the same day police even found traces of that rare nerve agent Novi Chuck inside their London hotel room. British officials said the two men had traveled to the UK on real Russian passports. But they had used fake names. Police said they didn't know the men's real identities, but the British. Prime minister had little doubt who they were working for based on a body of intelligence. The government has concluded that the two individuals named by the police and CPS officers from the Russian military intelligence service. Also known as the GRU the geo. You is a highly disciplined organization with a well established chain of command. So this was not a rogue operation. It was almost certainly also approved outside the U two senior level of the Russian state that allegation that the assassins were Russian GRU secret agents stunned the world, and it also confused. A lot of people left struggling to understand how Russian intelligence agents could be so unintelligent. You'll be trained and psychological manipulation. It certainly doesn't jive with the Hollywood image of unstoppable. Russian spies. Like, Jennifer Lawrence in the movie, red Sparrow trained to seduce to kill and to disappear. In contrast, these alleged Russian spies in Salisbury left, a long and embarrassing trail of evidence. They used a nerve agent that was widely believed to have been developed in Russia, and they even bought the assassination a single drop of Novi Chuck can be deadly and yet scruple survived the Russian president insisted that the two suspects were ordinary Russians civilians and that they were innocent. Putin said the men should come forward and tell the world their story to help clear their names, not simply focus go federal law. Visited
"russia" Discussed on Russia Rising
"Less than a week later Russian President Putin fresh off his latest election victory responded to the bold British accusation because I learned about the tragedy in the media. And the first thing that comes to mind is that if it was really a military toxic agent. The people would have been killed instantly. This is an obvious fact that needs to be understood Secondly Russia doesn't possess these talks occasions. We have destroyed all of our chemical weapons under the control of international observers, but Putin's denial did little to placate the British government or its allies the actions by Russia against civilians of another country are absolutely unacceptable. Canada, the United States NATO and twenty six other countries responded by expelling a whopping three hundred and forty two Russian diplomats an unproved. Exited number even compared with the chilliest years of the Cold War. I sad situation. Certainly looks like the Russians were the Ida. But despite that show of solidarity from western governments, some members of the wider public remained sceptical, the British government had said, it was highly likely that Russia was responsible for the poisoning. But for months it remained tight lipped on the details. If British authorities had evidence to back up that claim they weren't showing their hand at least not yet. In the absence of publicly available evidence. There was a kind of free for all of he said she said denials and conspiracy theories. Russia's TV networks had a field day. After weeks of media hysterics and official claims without a shred of evidence that case that Russia was behind the Salisbury poisoning. Incident is falling apart the Russian Foreign Minister, even suggested that the UK government might have carried out the attempted assassination to distract the British public from Brexit vision. Bruce, I remember covering the story at the time for global news from London and even some veteran British analysts that I spoke with at the time weren't sure what to think for a lot of ordinary people. It came down to a simple question of who do you trust more or less, the Russian president or the British Prime minister and some started drawing comparisons to other times in history when British leader's had been less than truthful, Mr Speaker, one popular example, among skeptics, the Renault doubt, the Dirac as threat and respect weapons of mass destruction. Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair's war in Iraq based on those missing weapons of mass destruction. We know that was entirely and trailing on propaganda. The section and lies at the very least at the very least should make us depth the goal and further fueling that skepticism were questions over motive. I mean, sure it's not the first time that the Kremlin has been accused of targeting. Former agents ex Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned to death by alleged Russian agents in London England back in two thousand and six after they slipped a radioactive substance into his teak while they were having lunch at a high end restaurant. But unlike Litvinienko Sergei scruple was not an outspoken critic of the Kremlin. In fact, his neighbors say that the sixty seven year old had been living a quiet life in. Retirement. Alexander Vasiliev is a former KGB agent who now lives in London. And he says the timing of this assassination attempt. Also doesn't make sense. Without authorization and put in with narrow authorized it because of the World Cup. The
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"So I've been working as a Canadian journalist based in Europe for about five and a half years during that time I've seen Vladimir Putin in person a couple of times the I was in Sochi. Russia. I was there. Reporting on the Olympic Games back in twenty fourteen. And while I was there I stopped into Canada Olympic house. It's basically a hanging for Canadian athletes, their families, friends and fans, and they're suddenly about a dozen Russian police officers guarding the doors people start screaming. Everyone has their cell phone cameras in the air, and I look over and they're about twenty meters away is the Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now, the first thing that goes through my mind is men he's he's a lot shorter than he looks on TV. But of course, he has this giant larger than life presence. He's smiling. He's holding a pair of Team Canada Olympic mittens, and he and his translator grab a microphone lamb. Push last. Let us we our teams to meet in the final. No, it's kind of hard to hear over the cheers. But that was Putin through his translator saying he hopes that Canada and Russia meet in the men's hockey final a rematch of that epoch Canada US as our summit series back in nineteen seventy two. The first hand that NHL players had ever skated against the Soviets at a time when Soviet Russia was at the height of its power. Putin tells the crowd that he wants a rematch with Canada except this time with Russia as the victim. Thank you. Surprise visit to Canada Olympic house receives a rock star reception. The hundred or so Canadians in the crowd are going crazy. And his prediction about the men's hockey proved half true Canada did advance to the finals and won gold though, it would be against Sweden not Russia and just days after those social impacts finished on a high note that smiling hockey loving, President Putin invaded Ukraine. Ukrainian officials say at least sixteen civilians have been killed in the past twenty four hours in fighting in the east of the country that invasion, and the subsequent annexation of Crimea, spiraled into a war that his killed ten thousand people by some counts, and is still going on right now, and it also re-ignited diplomatic war between Russia and the west Canada has been unequivocal in our condemnation of Vladimir Putin and Russia, but through all of that the Russian president appears utterly unfazed flat. Amir Putin is ruled over the world's largest country for nearly two decades. But for many he remains a mystery one this podcast hopes to unravel with help from those who know him best including a former fellow Russian secret agent. Our belief are more or less heaven idea how he's thinking as. Schedule b. I'm Jeff simple. The Europe bureau chief for global news. And this is Russia rising on this episode will explore how poor kid from tough neighborhood became a secret agent, one of the world's wealthiest men and Russia's longest serving leader since Dallin while also being accused of a laundry list of atrocities, the government has concluded that it is highly likely that Russia was responsible for the against Sergei and Julia scrip how what we need to do is understand bladder Puma for what he is a murder, and but to truly understand what motivates poop why he does what he does we need to know where he came. Tire cutty. It's just calling from global news. I reached out to our caddy strategy the Russian editor for the economist magazine, a strove ski was born in Moscow has spent much of his career in Russia. And he literally wrote the book on Putin's early years a biography called the invention of Russia. A lot of details from Putin's childhood come from the man himself. Putin has described growing up in a tough neighborhood in. What was then Leningrad? His father was a foreman at a local factory and they lived in a rat infested communal housing block where several families shared a single apartment as a kid. Putin was small for his age and was always getting into fights with kids who were bigger and stronger, but I think just growing up and the tough streets Leningrad in quite a thuggish atmosphere. I think there was. Lots of things he learned from these street fights, which he wasn't gauged in judo. He wanted to be. Physically stand up to the kids who were picking him. He should be living. Leeann girls to neutral in a recent TV enter sweeten said the Leningrad St. taught him important lesson. If a fight is inevitable you need to throw the first punch Therese. Healed up natural yeast UPN where it was still. Wishing you mention like most kids Putin wasn't too concerned with global affairs, and he certainly never dreamed of being a politician or becoming president. Instead he wanted to be a sailor or maybe pilot but one day as a teenager. He says he saw movie that would change as. The
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"Protest by an ad on Facebook. But it's highly unlikely that online trolls could trick large numbers of people into voting for a different political candidate. But according to the tally that former troll we met back in Saint Petersburg. The trolls influence should not be underestimated. If an election race is close he says, they could have an impact and the trolls main goal isn't necessarily to promote a particular candidate. But rather to so division in western countries to weaken alliances like NATO that stand up to Russian aggression and to make America and its allies appeared, deeply divided and dysfunctional. So that ordinary Russians will look over and see the western version of democracy as a chaotic mess of failed experiment compared with Putin's Russia. His so called managed democracy, which they see as strong and stable the trolls success in sewing division in the United States is difficult to deny and batali warns Canadians should also be on. Guard ahead of their next federal election in twenty nine thousand nine. Yeah. Melissa gender Indians are afraid of foreign influence the need to double check everything they read online if he sees some data on Facebook. Check it with different sources Canadians need to be vigilant. For curious cast and global news. This is Russia rising an investigative series from me Jeff simple to unravel the mystery.
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"So armed with all of that information. I hopped aboard Moscow subway and hitched a ride to the Kremlin. Vladimir Putin was unavailable. So instead, I met Uris lov Neil off an MP knee love like a lot of Russians, including their president doesn't totally deny that the troll factory was or is a real thing. But he insists they don't know anything about it. Besides what they've read in the press, and that it has no connection whatsoever to the Kremlin Neela also questions, whether even a small army of online trolls could actually influence an election result in a country like the United States or Canada. There's still think that the internet is a place, but the reasons that Trump won the election thing to do with us. You think that when Russia's blame? It is just the establishment trying to offer excuses as to why they have lost. And that raises an even bigger question do posts and advertisements on social media actually have the power to sway someone's political beliefs to change their vote the short answer. Based on the limited research available on that subject is not really they can reinforce or amplify someone's existing beliefs. So if you will already think that police are racist. For example, you're more likely to believe a fake news story about police brutality or being courage to join a.
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"After the terrorist attacks in Brussels in twenty sixteen another Russian troll account called Emily Baldwin wrote Syrian refugees are not welcomed to Toronto hashtag Islam kills. Hashtag, brussels. And there were also plenty of posts on the extreme left. A lot of them very critical of police, for example. After the high profile police shooting death of Toronto teenager. Sammy A-Team one troll account wrote hashtag TPS for Toronto police service back at it again, murdering unarmed racialist youth, hashtag police brutality. Hashtag toronto. Hashtag Salmiya team. They can borrow words that are already existing, but are very fringy and make them see less fringes. And they really are one troll account promoted, the hashtag black lives matter. Well, another said, keep Canada white and Warren says that after the 2016 US election, the number of tweets, actually, rose we saw significant changes in the way that these accounts acted over time. They got sneakier they got harder to identify. They can get a very biased and extreme view of how divided we are. I think that's a big thing. I'm taking away from this that that's what that's what the Russian trolls were trying to accomplish. And I think if you can be aware of that you might be able to protect yourself some extent. And here's why many of us may need to do a better job of protecting ourselves. And for me. This may be one of the most chilling details in this story in a short period of time these accounts run by Russian trolls picked up thousands of real followers, and their posts were re tweeted and mentioned tens of millions of times by other genuine users real people, including many Canadians were liking sharing promoting this Russian troll activity without even knowing..
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"Recently identified thousands of accounts and millions of tweets as coming from the Russian troll factory. Professor Warren had an idea, and we knew that with L listen accounts. We'd be able to to uncover more than anyone really had access to at that point about what these guys are trying to do. And so we sprung into action Warren and his team were able to effectively look back in time. They analyzed three million tweets that came from the trolls accounts, we're able to categorize him into six broad categories of sorts of accounts. Fisher what sort of person was this account pretending to be there were accounts that pretended to be from the gypsum? It local news sources, for example, while others tried to promote various hashtags, but Warren says the largest groups were dubbed the left drills and the right. Trolls left. Hurl accounts or sort of pretending to be folks on the extreme left of the political distribution people who are very upset with the system the way it is many of them strong supporters of black lives matter. But but not just that sort of a very left parts of the Democratic Party. Bernie Sanders supporters you'll sign supporters that sort of thing. And then the right troll accounts were sort of the opposite extreme very nationalistic vary pro-trump, very anti immigrant. And so these are these are the biggest set of accounts Warren, directed me to a spreadsheet containing three million troll tweets, and it's searchable. So you can type words like Canada or Justin Trudeau to find and read the tweets that specifically targeted Canadians. I've spent hours combing through the list, and it's funny. Some of the tweets seem totally ordinary. Mundane commenting on Canadian sports results, for example, but the majority of the posts focused on really divisive emotional issues such as Canada US relations and immigration. They would often cite stories of immigrants involved in crime. It seemed like they were just scraping as far as they could to find any examples of immigrants and involved in crime and emphasize those sorts of stories more than two thousand of the trolls tweets specifically mentioned Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, including the hashtag Trudeau must go and Trudeau is forced to rethink his open borders policy. A once again as Silom seekers are steadily pouring over the border from the US into Quebec and Canada during a spike in border crossings last year one troll account wrote Canada forced to take drastic action to stop illegals from flooding in..
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"The anti Islam. Protesters waved confederate flags. One more a t shirt that said white power, and they were encouraged by the organizers on Facebook to bring their guns to the rally. The police were called in. There was some local press coverage. Well, it turns out that both protests for and against the Islamic library organized by Russian trolls nine thousand kilometers away and those rallies in Houston. Or just one example of Charles where he wouldn't social media marketing Sakarov says the troll factory organized and funded dozens of political rallies in the US on sensitive issues like immigration religion and race law enforcement separated. Two groups at Stone Mountain the white power rally and the counter protests, both got intense and violent the trolls organized a white power rally and counter protests last summer. Are in Georgia that made national news in the US and was also covered by Russian television of Toronto where proud health show Zuccaro says the troll factory had a budget of more than a million dollars a month paid for by Guinea prog- Osen, a Russian oligarch and close friend of President Putin. He's nicknamed Putin's chef because he started in the restaurant industry and has become one of Russia's wealthiest men. Thanks in large part to business and military contracts. He secured from the Kremlin, so big ocean is a sort of example of what what are called curator's in the Kremlin. That's Dan Treistman, a professor of political science at the university of California and author of the book, the new autocracy, which investigates the inner workings of the Kremlin Treistman says Putin relies heavily on people like prog- Osen who are called curator's. Basically freelancers who. Work outside the official channels of the Russian government. These individuals who are tasked with responsibility for some important sphere of activities, but who don't have any official state position. And therefore if they went into trouble, the Kremlin can denied that this has anything to do with the government. But at the same time Putin expects results from them. And in return, they're paid well or allowed various allowed to continue with various corrupt activities, which very lucrative proposing is one of thirteen Russians named an indictment from Robert Muller and the US department of Justice in connection to the troll factory. But despite the commonly held belief that the trolls main goal was to help elect Donald Trump in two thousand sixteen Sakarov says most of the time they actually promoted both sides of an issue. They were creating ads and posts that were both. Pro Muslim and anti-muslim both for and against gun ownership and both Republican and democrat of Wayne a Nella was to support Trump. I mean, the main a Worcester race ole tensions in American society. But what about Canadian society Zuccaro says the troll factory had a US department and an international department. The targets other countries. He says Canada's close proximity and relationship to the US means Canadians are also targeted albeit on a much smaller scale that Osama tensions between the the in Canada. That's why thousands of tweets that talked about Canadian issues. That's Patrick Warren on an associate professor of economics eh, Clemson university a few years ago. Warren's colleagues at his university in South Carolina developed a tool called the social media listening center. It's base. Basically an archive of posts from social media. So when Twitter.
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"Most of the controversy over Russian trolls has focused on the last US presidential campaign. But it didn't stop there to find out more about what really happened. I caught the train from Saint Petersburg to Moscow to meet with a Russian investigative journalist Andrei Sakarov final special report are we see magazine under as a car of uncovered how the troll factory evolved from writing and posting some fake news stories into a well oiled propaganda machine s we know inventive. Fifty eight focused on the US by twenty fifteen during the lead up to the US election. Sakarov says the trolls online posts mostly on Facebook and Twitter, we're reaching up to fifty million people every week. Most of their posts focused on divisive social issues, and they were doing much more than fueling the debate. Online one day in twenty fifteen the trolls decided to conduct an experiment using free hot dogs as bait. New York City has a lot of traffic, of course, and a lot of traffic cameras, and you can actually watch the video feed from those cameras on the internet in real time. They fall open comer in New York. The trolls advertised on Facebook in the US that hot dogs were being given away for free on a particular street in Manhattan at this time in New York, you can get three hundred. And then they so we that people really come nuts, and they they use sold that at least. I'm they saw that people gave him all these folks. And the trolls realize that if they could trick people into showing up for St. meet what about political protests. On may twenty first twenty sixteen to competing political rallies were held in Houston, Texas for and against the opening of a local law MC library. Both rallies were organized on Facebook. And they happened right across the street from each other..
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"For files without their owners, knowing though the website fatality wrote for was made to look like it was based in Ukraine and his articles mostly focused on the war in that country. But instead of the annexation of Crimea by pro Russian separatists and the Russian military batali was instructed to write about a militia of volunteers who were fighting for freedom against the evil western back to Ukrainian government, and he recalls his manager telling him the most important rule. Shoe told me don't mention Russia. Russia does not participate in this conflict at all. And you can't say otherwise Russian president flat. Amir Putin later admitted that Russian forces had in fact, been deployed to Ukraine, but at the time in two thousand fourteen the Kremlin was still insisting that any Russian troops were merely patriotic volunteers who are in Ukraine on their holidays. Batali says after writing the articles he would then spam the links to the stories all over the internet. So in chat rooms on social media dating websites wherever he could find he admits back, then it was pretty basic work. But that was just the beginning. We were the first one of the pioneers of this work. Now, I can see what they're doing in many other countries now despite his moral objections the tally continued working at the troll factory for about three months. He said his plan was to collect enough information. So that he could publicly expose what was going on there, which he did at first publishing an anonymous article online, but before he resigned his post in November twenty fourteen he said the troll factory had started recruiting English-speaking employee's. They worked in a separate area of the building. He says under tighter security and their job was to produce propaganda targeting western countries, particularly the United States, I humbly and gratefully accept..
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"Do you might expect to meet, but he says that's partially because he had no idea what he was signing up for when he was first hired by the troll factory back in twenty fourteen back. Then he says he was an aspiring young journalist looking for work when he came across an online ad for what he thought was a job at a news website. He says the starting pay was pretty good better than. Average. So he applied and he got a call. Flo. When I went for the job interview. There was tight security at the building. My manager asked me a lot of strange questions like they wanted to know where my family members worked. Provided samples of articles had written about the persecution of Russia's LBJ Q community and about opposition leader Alexia Velnje. Only. But they didn't seem to worried about my politics. Said that I wouldn't be writing those type of articles that I was clearly a good writer, and they offered me this job. But after a couple of days at the office batali realized this was not an ordinary newsroom. He'd actually been hired as a professional internet troll. My job was to write twenty news articles a day full of pro-kremlin propaganda. And then share the articles using fake online account created with name and photos taken from real online.
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"Nondescript apartment buildings and offices, and there's one building year that's four stories tall that has a large for rent sign hanging in the window. And if not for the Russian translator who is accompanying me here, I would never guess that. This was the home of the internet research agency, the official name for the now notorious Russian troll factor. The Kremlin troll is a known thing in Russia. The American and Canadian it's weren't prepared for it. I'm Jeff simple. The Europe bureau chief for global news. And this is Russia rising as a Canadian correspondent based in Europe. I do a lot of reporting on Russia. It's a world superpower, of course, hugely important country. And it's one that's not afraid to throw its weight around on the world stage and Russia is constantly being accused of behaving badly of meddling hacking doping invading neighboring countries, even assassinating former spies, but despite all of that coverage and constant attention. I think Russia is also deeply misunderstood by many people in the western world including Canada. So on this podcast. We'll try to piece together the puzzle separate fact from fiction and unravel the mystery that is Russia with help from those who know her best and on this episode. We're going hunting for trolls not. The kind that live under bridges and carry large clubs. I'm talking about Russian internet trolls credited, these using the internet to manipulate political opinion can Russia, according to one full the Russian internet troll, the United States to like the kind accused of interfering in the 2016 US presidential campaign. Facebook told congress Russian trolls hosted eighty thousand items from January two thousand fifteen this August two thousand seventeen rushing reaching more than twenty million in the United States. In fact, this evening new report about Russia's efforts to stir up racial conflict right now inside the United States. But how do those trolls actually work and come on? Is it really possible for a group of people on the internet to affect an election result in a different country and besides the United States, which we've heard a lot about. I also wanted to know if. Other countries specifically Canada are targeted to. So I came to Saint Petersburg to ask a guy who knows firsthand what these trolls are up to you. See Vitale best ball of used to be one of them. Vitol, Ian, I meet at a park in Saint Petersburg. And we find a bench where we can sit down and chat. He did not want to meet near his house because he said he was worried that we might inadvertently identify the location where he lives and that he could then be targeted for speaking to us about his experience at the troll factory. And it's hard to blame the guy for being worried. We tried reaching out to a few other former professional trolls who used to work at the trophy factory and have since quit and spoken publicly about their experiences, but most of them don't want to talk anymore. They say they've been threatened with criminal charges. Accused of being an American spy, for example, another one we spoke to had a family member fired from their job after he did an interview and batali himself has actually done. Some media interviews before and paid the price. He says he's been threatened with espionage charges and had his reputation smeared by. Stories produced by the Kremlin controlled TV channels in Russia. They accused him of being a drug addict, for example. But despite all of that, he bravely agreed to meet with us and speak to us about his experience. Gave it a lot of fun. But I believe it's important for me to tell my story. No. The TV channels like yours report on exit. Now, I've got to admit batali doesn't exactly look like a Russian troll. I mean, he's a skinny young guy wearing his hat backwards. He's got a stuttered bracelet on his wrist and more than a few tattoos running up. His arm of words written in Russian seraphic when I asked him about the tattoos. He rolls up his sleeve and shows me that he's actually got the face of a Russian opposition leader drawn on his shoulder. So not exactly the pro Kremlin. Propagandist..
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"Yeah. Was october. I in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine from the BBC in London. Winston your big on the first month of war. And he said this about how Soviet Russia, my respond to Hitler's aggression. You cold holiday of interest Churchill admitted he couldn't predict how Russia would act describing the country as a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Eight decades later than that definition of Russia. Still rings true, but how has the world superpower gone from tenuous ally to potential threat Russians spies trying to hack into millions of devices of rage could allow hackers obtain anything for personal information to financial data and passwords indicted, thirteen Russian nationals unsaid the Russians use social media to so fearing discord in the United States Russia has been accused of attacking the west using trolls hackers even a sassy. Persons. The government has concluded that it is highly likely that Russia was responsible for the against Sergei and Julia scruple despite all of that coverage and attention for many, the world's largest country remains the giant mystery one this program hopes to unravel with help from those who know her best. I'm Jeff simple. The Europe bureau chief for global news. And this is Russia rising on this podcast will hear directly from Russian trolls Packers Putin's supporters, even a former Russian KGB spy who trained with Vladimir Putin. I'll be on the ground gathering their stories and others to piece together, the puzzle separate fact from fiction and unravel the mystery that is Russia. Subscribe for free now at apple podcasts, Google podcasts Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.