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RUSSIAN TROOPS IN THE UKRAINE!

Heading Towards a Crimean War?
By Harold Hutchison

Russian troops are now in the Crimea. The movement, reportedly admitted to by the Russian government, raises the stakes in the crisis, which has seen former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych flee to Moscow after he was deposed.

According to media reports, Russia admitted that naval infantry assigned to the Black Sea Fleet, a portion of which is based in Sevastopol, which is located in Crimea, has been deployed. Photos and video taken in the Ukraine show various BTR armored personnel carriers deployed.

CRIMEAN AIRPORT SEIZED

Is Russia Making Its Move?
By Harold Hutchison

The day after the Crimean parliament was seized, gunmen apparently loyal to Russia have now grabbed the airport near the Crimean capital of Simferopol. One media report indicated the gunmen were wearing “Russian Navy ensigns.”

CRIMEAN PARLIAMENT STORMED!

Russian Flag Raised Over Building
By Harold Hutchison

The parliament building of the republic of Crimea, an oblast in the Ukraine, was stormed by pro-Russian demonstrators who proceeded to raise the Russian flag. The actions lead to warnings from the Ukraine to Russia.

According to a report by Reuters, the seizure came as Russia began to hold large exercises near the Ukraine, including 150,000 troops and a number of fighter jets. NATO urged Russia to avoid any actions that would “escalate tension or create misunderstanding.”

Rubio Delivers Floor Speech On Crisis In Venezuela

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks on the situation in Venezuela, where dictator Nicolas Maduro has been violently cracking down on protesters opposed to his regime.

ANTI-GITMO MOUTHPIECE BUSTED ON TERROR CHARGES

JTF Guard Force Troopers transport a detainee

Former Gitmo Inmate Supported Jihadis
By Harold Hutchison

A prominent opponent of the United States detention policies surrounding Guantanamo Bay has been arrested on terrorism charges. British police busted Moazzam Begg yesterday on the charges.

Anti-Communist Revolutions are Spreading

By Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

Left-wing “progressives” and the “libertarian” Infowars.com website of Alex Jones are having a nervous breakdown over events in Ukraine. The anti-communist revolution has the potential to reveal who is really committed to the notion of a “Free World” and seek to protect it against a resurgent Russia. There are lessons here for freedom-loving people around the world.

EXPORTING THE SECOND AMENDMENT

Ukrainian Gun Owners Seek Protection of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
By Harold Hutchison

Ukrainian gun owners are seeking to enact a version of the Second Amendment into that country’s constitution. The call for the provision comes shortly after Viktor Yanukovych was forced out of office, and fled Kiev for Kharkov.

According to reports by Breitbart News, the Ukrainian Gun Owners Association declared that it would push for what they called “an unconditional right” for “Ukrainian citizens to bear arms.”

OUT OF RUSSIA’S CLUTCHES?

Ukrainian Opposition Controls Kiev
By Harold Hutchison

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has fled Kiev for the city of Kharkov after the Ukrainian parliament dismissed him from office. The parliament also released former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the opposition leader.

According to a report by VOA News, the actions taken by the Ukrainian parliament also included restoration of the 2004 constitution. Tymoshenko proclaimed the “dictatorship has fallen.”

KIEV TURNS UGLIER

Death Toll Climbs as Truce Fails
By Harold Hutchison

Violent protests continued to rage in Kiev as a “truce” promoted by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych collapsed. Protesters armed with firebombs faced off with policemen armed with automatic weapons.

NEW SHOE BOMB THREAT?

Homeland Security Issues Alert
By Harold Hutchison

A new shoe-bomb threat has been reported by the Department of Homeland Security. This threat comes just over four years after the failed underwear bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day 2009.

According to a report by Fox News, the threat is not in connection with the 2014 Winter Olympics, but does involve overseas flights.

In 2001, just over two months after the 9/11 attacks, Richard Reid, a British-born member of al-Qaeda, attempted to use a shoe bomb to bring down American Airlines Flight 63.

COULD ACCESSORIES TO THE BENGHAZI ATTACK IMMIGRATE?

Concern About New Regulations
By Harold Hutchison

New regulations could enable accessories to the 11 September, 2012 attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi to legally come into the country as legal immigrants. A 5 February proposal could allow that.

VIOLENT PROTESTS IN KIEV!

According to multiple media reports, at least nine people have been killed as protests by opponents of President Viktor Yanukovych turned violent.

The protests began in earnest after Yanukovych pulled out of a trade deal with the European Union.

ANOTHER YEMEN BREAKOUT!

Al-Qaeda Inmates Escape from Prison
By Harold Hutchison

A prison break in Yemen has resulted in 14 inmates, many of them with ties to al-Qaeda, escaping from custody. The breakout came during an attack on the site.

According to multiple media reports, the prison was attacked by multiple gunmen. The attackers killed seven Yemeni cops and wounded two others, while losing only three of their number. Two of the attackers were reportedly wounded.

THE REAL FACE OF THE MADURO REGIME

Hollywood types like Sean Penn and Danny Glover buddied up to Hugo Chavez's regime - and Penn even said, "Venezuela and its revolution will endure under the proven leadership of Vice President Maduro."

Well, this is the true face of the Venezuelan revolution that Penn was so pleased with: Armed thugs firing on people who have assembled to protest Maduro's regime, killing at least three people.

KARZAI LETS THEM LOOSE

65 Taliban Militants Sprung
By Harold Hutchison

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has released dozens of Taliban militants, including an explosives expert, despite calls from the United States and NATO to keep them in prison.

According to a report from Breitbart News, the release occurred at 9 a.m. local time in Afghanistan. Those held were believed responsible for killing or wounding 32 ISAF personnel.

Some Afghans were not thrilled about the release of the militants, with one telling the Associated Press, “I think they will return back to their people, to the Taliban.”