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Virgil: The Washington Post, and Axios, Follow in the Footsteps of Breitbart News

The headline in Axios on August 8 demanded attention: “Sputnik moment for U.S. military.”  For his part, Virgil paid particularly close attention, since he published a piece with virtually the same headline, for Breitbart News, back on September 16, 2017: “The Threat from China — America’s New ‘Sputnik Moment.’” 

A sign marks the location of a former Civil Defense fallout shelter in Washington, one of dozens built during the Cold War as the United States braced for the possibility of a nuclear attack

7 Times America Kept Talking to Russia After Severe Provocations

President Donald Trump has been roundly criticized for holding a diplomatic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia’s ostensibly unforgivable “attack on democracy” by “hacking” the 2016 election. Leaving aside that Russia’s influence on the election is hysterically overestimated by the critics and very little actual “hacking” was involved, the simple fact is that American presidents of both parties have conducted diplomacy with Russia after far worse and more obvious provocations.

Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., shares a laugh with diners while having lunch at Luis's Taqueria in Woodburn, Ore., Friday, May 9, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Establishment Media Were Silent When Obama Adopted Defense Proposals From Pro-Soviet Think Tank

TEL AVIV – Amid the flurry news of reports about the Trump administration and Russia – largely innuendo that has yielded no documented connections between the two sides – it may be instrumental to review the largely unknown history about how President Obama’s administration adapted defense budget recommendations co-authored by the Institute for Policy Studies, a radical organization known for its close associations with Soviets during the Cold War.

Trump stock market crash (Michael Probst / Associated Press)

Stock Market Crash Anticipating Trump’s Win: Just Like Reagan

It should not be surprising that anticipation of Donald Trump’s presidential victory caused a 900-point plunge, over several days, in the Dow Jones stock average. Wall Street sent stocks down by over 20 percent after Ronald Reagan won the presidency.

FILE - In this file photo taken on Saturday, May 9, 2015, Iskander missile launchers are driven during the Victory Parade marking the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in World War II, in Red Square in Moscow. The Russian military said Thursday Oct. 20, 2016 it conducted …

Russia TV Promoting Nuclear War Drills as U.S. Deploys Troops to Norway

While Russia enhances Cold War-era Soviet Union survival measures, nearly 330 American Marines prepare to deploy to Norway in January, boosting the U.S. military footprint in Europe, reportedly marking the first time a foreign military has been posted in the European country since World War II amid heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow.

By Sylvia Westall and Dominic Evans | BEIRUT Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian warplanes mounted what appeared to be their first major coordinated assault on Syrian insurgents on Wednesday and Moscow said its warships fired a barrage of missiles at them from the Caspian Sea, a sign of …

Assad: Syria Is the Battleground for Another ‘Cold War’ Between U.S., Russia

Syrian dictator Bashar Assad said in a Friday interview with a Russian newspaper that the brutal Syrian-Russian assault on Aleppo was necessary to push “terrorists” back to Turkey, accused Turkey of illegally invading his country with military forces, and said Syria was becoming the battleground for a new Cold War between Russia and the United States.