Monthly Archives: December 2016

BREAKING: New Year’s Eve h*ll in Istanbul (2x UPDATED)

2nd UPDATE: 7:33 p.m. EST: Middle East Eye examines the turbulent political and social year in Turkey. Turkey dominated headlines in a year of 24 bombings that killed at least 385 people, political turmoil, fist-fights in parliament, the sacking of a … Continue reading

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WaPo editorial board, to Trump: OPEN YOUR EYES!

The Washington Post’s editorial board has offered a stern message to President-elect Donald Trump. Why is Mr. Trump so dismissive of Russia’s dangerous behavior? Some say it is his lack of experience in foreign policy, or an oft-stated admiration for … Continue reading

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Idiots turn menorah into swastika

The Arizona Republic has the details (and the photograph). Ellis’ Facebook post detailing her ordeal has since gone viral with more than 1,000 Facebook shares of her post by 3 p.m. Friday. “My husband built the menorah to celebrate the Hanukkah holiday … Continue reading

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Okay, college football fans…which teams win today?

No bias in the wording of this poll!

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Germany: Every reason to think Russia will try to disrupt our elections

The Financial Times has the story. German security officials have said last year’s assault on the Bundestag’s computer network was also carried out by Russia-backed hackers seeking ammunition for electoral meddling. Earlier this month, Ms Merkel warned that there were signs of … Continue reading

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A familiar argument (“the New York Times blew it”) from an unexpected source has the details. “The words of the acting Director General, Anna Antseliovich, have been distorted and taken out of context,” the statement issued by RUSADA says. The agency went on to explain that Antseliovich was actually just drawing attention to … Continue reading

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Are the Russians trying to attack the American electrical grid?

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the evidence. American officials believe a cyber-campaign against the U.S. energy industry in 2014 resulted in at least 17 companies’ systems being penetrated, including four electric utilities. Their identities aren’t publicly known. … Continue reading

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