TIME has reported that an American, Nicholas Teausant, sought to join ISIL, an Al Qaeda affiliated group in Syria.
Cold War rhetoric present in Russian propaganda statements over the situation in Crimea.
March 17, 2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Yesterday’s statement by the über-propagandist [Dmitry] Kiselyov on the “Russia One” channel provoked great reaction. Putin’s Jolly Jester suddenly started broadcasting, “Russia is the only country in the world that is actually capable of turning the U.S. into radioactive dust.” Then, he started to scare the viewers with Perimeter [also known as Dead Hand], “our system of guaranteed nuclear retaliation.”
In order to fully enjoy the charming stupidity of Mr. Kiselyov, we must take a short detour back in history. In particular, we must remember that at the beginning of the nuclear arms race, the United States and the USSR have been constantly solving the problem of guaranteed nuclear retaliation, i.e.: creating a system capable of launching a nuclear response at the enemy under any circumstances – even if the…
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U.S. Navy SEALs seized a North Korean flagged freighter, the “Morning Glory,” filled with oil from Libyan rebels in international waters. They executed the mission with the support of the Cypriot and the Libyan government. No shots were fired, and there were no fatalities.
Al-Jazeera. “US Navy SEALs board rogue Libya oil tanker.” March 17, 2014. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/03/us-navy-seals-board-rouge-libya-oil-tanker-201431710529805169.html
BBC. “Navy Seals board rogue Libya oil tanker Morning Glory.” March 17, 2014. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26609025
Daragahi, Borzou and Neil Hume. “US seizure of mystery oil tanker leaves questions unanswered.” Financial Times. March 17, 2014. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/636ee0be-ada6-11e3-bc07-00144feab7de.html
Kirkpatrick, David D. “U.S. SEALs Take Control of Diverted Libyan Oil Tanker.” NYT. March 17, 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/18/world/middleeast/libya-oil-tanker.html?_r=0
Laessing, Ulf and Feras Bosalum. “U.S. forces seize tanker carrying oil from Libya rebel port.” Reuters. March 17, 2014. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/17/us-usa-libya-tanker-idUSBREA2G0AU20140317
Londoño, Ernesto and Abigail Hausloher. “U.S. Navy SEALs take over oil tanker for return to Libya.” Washington Post. March 17, 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-seals-board-north-korea-flagged-tanker-for-return-to-libya/2014/03/17/ddab14bc-add6-11e3-9627-c65021d6d572_story.html
Press T.V. “Pentagon: US navy Seals take control of tanker carrying Libyan oil.” Youtube. March 17, 2014. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEUmg5vte14
Steven, Chris. “US navy Seals take over oil tanker seized by Libyan rebels.” The Guardian. March 17, 2014. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/17/navy-seals-oil-tanker-morning-glory-libyan-rebels
VOA. “US Navy SEALS Seize Renegade Oil Tanker.” March 17, 2014. http://www.voanews.com/content/us-navy-seals-seize-renegade-oil-tanker/1873198.html
VICE explored the fault line between various religious factions in Tripoli.
VICE. “Warlords of Tripoli.” February 11, 2014. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwHLXNj7fXE
This special report claims that whoever took the aircraft off course had premeditated the act.
Govindasamy, Siva and Tim Helper. “Planning could hold key to disappearance of Flight MH370.” Reuters. March 17, 2014. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/17/us-malaysia-airlines-disappearance-insig-idUSBREA2G14020140317
The BBC has dedicated numerous pages to the Crimea Crisis. The British media outlet has live updates as they occur – such as the current EU – U.S. sanctions – an overarching timeline of the crisis, and biographies of key leaders.
BBC. “Live: Crimean Crisis.” http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26612507
——. “Ukrainian Crisis.” http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26270866
The U.S. put sanctions on seven Russian leaders, two Crimea separatists, and two disavowed Ukrainian leaders
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
FACT SHEET: Ukraine-Related Sanctions
President Obama today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) under the national emergency with respect to Ukraine that finds that the actions and policies of the Russian government with respect to Ukraine -– including through the deployment of Russian military forces in the Crimea region of Ukraine –- undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and contribute to the misappropriation of its assets.
This new authority expands upon E.O. 13660, which the President signed less than two weeks ago, by authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to impose sanctions on named officials of the Russian government, any individual or entity that operates in the Russian arms industry, and any designated individual or entity that…
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Photojournalism on the referendum by TIME.
The Aviationist has a great archive section on the December 2011 American RQ-170 falling into Iranian hands.
The Aviationist.“Category Archives: Captured Stealth Drone.”
Lenziran Newsviedo. “IRGC commander tell how the US RQ 170 Drone was captured and its content & technology accessed.” Youtube. February 6, 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHZZXR7Av_k
C-SPAN. “The Presidency: Presidential Libraries. & Legacies.” Youtube. August 20, 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfI1wxonH14
National Archives. “Presidential Libraries.” Linked. http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/