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Resisting Russia, Poland refuses to play by the EU playbook

Jaroslaw is just not letting it go. "It" is the 2010 crash of a Polish Air Force plane near Smolensk, Russia, which killed Lech Kaczynski, the twin brother of Polish Law and Justice party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, 18 members of the Polish parliament, the military commanders of the Polish armed forces, the Polish central bank chief and a former Polish president.

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani talks late Friday, July 21, 2017, in his first televised speech since the dispute between Qatar and three Gulf countries and Egypt, in Doha, Qatar. (Qatar News Agency via AP) ** FILE **

Restrain Qatar to counter the Shia terror hegemon in Middle East

The Arab Gulf alliance of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, and Bahrain recently reinstated their 13 demands on Qatar to restore relations and end sanctions. "We reiterate the importance of Qatar's compliance with the 13 demands outlined by the four states," said a joint statement released by the foreign ministers on July 31.

Congress may regret tying Trump's hands on Russia

The Founding Fathers set up a system of checks and balances. That's something we all learned about this in civics class (unless you are a millennial who didn't take civics). So, it is well within the authority of the legislative branch to attempt to tie the president's hands when it comes to sanctions on Russia.

This is a  dramatic photo of a Russian jet coming within a few feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance jet over the Baltic Sea, June 19, 2017, in a maneuver that has been criticized as unsafe. The photographs released Friday, June 23, 2017, show the Russian SU-27 coming so close to the wing of the U.S. RC-135U that the Russian pilot can be seen sitting in the cockpit in some images. (Master Sgt Charles Larkin Snr/U.S. European Command via AP) ** FILE **

Russian 6th-generation fighter will employ powerful lasers to burn enemy missile

Air-to-ground or air-to-air missiles have one thing in common -- they have a seeker head, or targeting system on the missile that uses radar or heat-seeking technology to find and lead the weapon to the target to destroy it. The Russian defense industry says it will deploy powerful lasers on its new sixth-generation fighter that will be able to "burn" enemy homing systems on projectiles fired in their direction, to make them unable to hit a target.

Russian President Vladimir Putin answers questions during a news conference after his talks with and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in Savonlinna, Eastern Finland, on Thursday, July 27, 2017. President Putin pays a working visit to Finland to discuss bilateral and international issues with his Finnish counterpart and to commemorate Finland's 100-year independence. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Conservatives shouldn't be Putin's 'useful idiots'

I have been hearing a lot of comments lately from conservatives that Russia is not our enemy, that President Vladimir Putin is a great guy, a strong leader who loves his country and is simply standing up to the globalist European Union. Mr. Putin and Russia, I'm told, are standing up for Christianity and providing security for Christians from Islamist extremists.

This picture released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry on Saturday, July 22, 2017, shows Sayyad-3 air defense missiles during inauguration of its production line at an undisclosed location, Iran, according to official information released. Sayyad-3 is an upgrade to previous versions of the missile. Writing on the banner at right reads in Persian: " We are fighters as long as we are alive". (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)

Iran starts new missile production line in response to new Trump sanctions

The Trump administration recently initiated new sanctions against the Iranian regime, saying Iran's behavior outside of the specifics of the Iran nuclear deal cancelled out any positive results the deal may have brought to the table. Tehran, in North Korea-like fashion, responded with announcing a new missile production line that mainly is designed to threaten airborne targets such as manned or unmanned aircraft.

Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk, meets with the media after talks on cease-fire in Ukraine in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Ukraine and the Russian-backed rebels have signed a cease-fire deal that starts in less than two hours, a European official at the talks said Friday. (AP Photo)

East Ukraine becomes a pawn again

With the backdrop of the Russia hysteria in the American media and negotiations proceeding over a variety of issues between the Kremlin and the White House, the miserable, frozen conflict of East Ukraine is once again a pawn in the great game between world powers.

In this May 10, 2016, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waves at parade participants at the Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

North Korea may have more nuclear weapons material than previously thought

- The Washington Times

North Korea may have produced more nuclear bomb-making material than analysts previously thought, according to a report by the website, 38 North. Thermal images taken of the Yongbyon nuclear plant from September to the end of June show that increased production of plutonium, as well as enriched uranium, was possible.

China's warships shadow U.S. in South China Sea

Chinese naval vessels with missiles that outgun U.S. Navy ships have regularly followed American vessels in the South China Sea since October of 2015. Coupled with the militarization of islands in the region, this practice makes U.S. freedom of navigation operations increasingly dangerous.

FILE - In this June 11, 2015, file photo, a hexacopter drone is flown during a drone demonstration in Cordova, Md. An appeals court has struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required owners to register drones used for recreation.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Homeland Security concerned about drone terror strikes in the U.S.

- The Washington Times

The Islamic State has made great strides developing and using drone technology to attack opposition forces in the Middle East. Department of Homeland Security officials are concerned this expertise could be transferred to terror attacks in the West and specifically the United States.

President Donald Trump talks on the phone aboard Air Force One during a flight to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address a joint gathering of House and Senate Republicans, in this file photo from Thursday, January 26, 2017.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) **FILE**

Trump ups the pressure as North Korea endgame looms

President Trump has made it very clear that China has not been effective in curbing Kim Jong-un's rogue regime. Mr. Trump made a big show at Mar-a-Lago and in subsequent meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping of giving Beijing the space to solve the situation and show the world that America was leaving no stone uncovered in the quest to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.

Forensic experts examine the wreckage of a  car in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Ukrainian authorities say that a senior military intelligence officer has been killed in a car bomb in the country's capital. Police say that the driver of a luxury car has been killed instantly as the vehicle blew up at a Kiev intersection. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

Ukraine intel official killed in Kyiv terror attack

As the conflict in the Donbass region of East Ukraine smolders with seemingly a handful of soldiers on both sides being killed every week by artillery or sniper fire, the fight more and more seems to be spilling out of Donetsk and Luhansk, and into Kyiv proper.

A man passes by a TV news program showing a photo published in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper of North Korea's new type of cruise missile launch, at Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 9, 2017. North Korea said Friday it has tested a new type of cruise missile that could strike U.S. and South Korean warships "at will" if it is attacked, in an apparent reference to the projectiles detected by Seoul when they were launched a day earlier. The signs read "Can hit on the ground." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) ** FILE **

North Korea tests rocket engine for ICBM

If there was ever a deadly challenge designed for newly elected President Donald Trump, North Korea is it. The hermit regime, which is hell-bent on threatening the United States and its allies in the Pacific with destruction, has just tested a large rocket engine that analysts believe is designed to power an intercontinental ballistic missile, you know, the kind that can destroy a U.S. city in 20 minutes.