Vladimir Putin’s meteoric rise from disgruntled KGB desk jockey to undisputed leader of Russia has earned him some powerful admirers, including the current president of the United States. But is Putin a friend or foe? Man or meme? And does Russia love America back? There’s only one way to find out: over a bottle of cheap bourbon.
The Warzone gang is joined by Ukrainian-born writer and journalist (and rumored spy) Natalia Antonova, who’s just returned to the Big Apple after years living and reporting in Moscow. Also, overcome by a profound sense of patriotism, Pat treats us to a completely unexpected and totally improvised review of FX’s The Americans. Welcome to The Warzone.
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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.
A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.
So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."