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Hacked Former NATO General Defends Plotting to Push Obama to Escalate Tensions With Russia

FORMER NATO COMMANDER Philip Breedlove defended himself on Saturday after The Intercept reported on leaked emails that showed him plotting to push President Obama to escalate tensions with Russia. “I think what you see is a commander doing what commanders ought to do,” Breedlove told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

Amanpour asked about emails—originally published by “hacktivist”—showing Breedlove seeking help from former Secretary of State Colin Powell on ways to get Obama to be more aggressive in defending the Ukraine against Russian invasion.

“I think POTUS sees us as a threat that must be minimized,” he wrote in a 2014 email, “ie do not get me into a war????”

Breedlove deflected Amanpour’s questions at first, slamming the source of the leaks, which has not been publicly identified. “Let’s talk about the frustration right up front — the frustration that a nation-state would hack into a private individual’s emails and then use those to put out there for political or milit…

Moscow decides to lift all restrictions on Turkey

Moscow has announced it would lift all restrictions on Turkey imposed in the aftermath of the shooting of a Russian jet that violated Turkish airspace last November. A decree signed by Vladimir Putin orders the Russian Cabinet to hold economic talks with Turkey and revise other restrictions accordingly.

In an interview with the French daily Le Monde on 04 July, Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said that “Russia told us that they are going to lift all restrictions. We saw the first results in tourism. Russians have started to come back; they can come here freely without a visa,”

Russia had banned the sales of package tours and halted charter flights to Turkey, dealing a heavy blow to the country’s vital tourism industry. Moscow also banned most food imports from Turkey and introduced other restrictions.

Russia and Turkey restored ties after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Vladimir Putinspoke over the phone and Erdogan sent an apology letter for the downing of the plane…

Putin LOSES IT, Warns Journalists of War

'I Don't Know How to Get Through to You People' Video

'How do you not understand that the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction?'

Vladimir Putin has finally taken the kid gloves off.

The Russian president was meeting with foreign journalists at the conclusion of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 17th, when he left no one in any doubt that the world is headed down a course which could lead to nuclear war.

Putin railed against the journalists for their "tall tales" in blindly repeating lies and misinformation provided to them by the United States on its anti-ballistic missile systems being constructed in Eastern Europe. He pointed out that since the Iran nuclear deal, the claim the system is to protect against Iranian missiles has been exposed as a lie.

The journalists were informed that within a few years, Russia predicted the US would be able to extend the range of the system to 1000 km. At that point, Russia's nuclear …