Jim W. Dean – Putin’s approval ratings continue to be the gold standard for world leadership, and a key factor in the sniping that continues to come at him from the West, land of the leadership wasteland despite the longer history of democratic institutions.
Jim W. Dean – My take on this was that President Abdi feels he has to secure his left flank by taking Fallujah now to control the destabilization terror bombing campaign that is coming out of there trying to weaken the government, which it has.
Jim W. Dean – You can just image the uproar if Russia or China were doing exercises like this (by invitation) on the Canadian or Mexican border as part of a “defense exercise”.
Alla Pierce reports from the Karabakh front line. On April 4th, in the north-east direction, coming from the Azerbaijani side was the use of weapons of mass destruction – the heavy flamethrower System TOS-1A “Solntsepek”
Jim W. Dean – Seth Ferris takes us into the Byzantine geopolitics of Turkey’s current situation with backdrop on the Iraqi Kurds shooting down the Turkish Cobra helicopter.
Jim W. Dean – Stephen Cohen rips any justification for NATO’s expansion to the Russian border as a fraud on the scale of the Iran nuclear hoax, with that analogy being mine.
An aircraft carrying Russian citizens Evgeny Erofeev and Aleksandr Aleksandrov, part of a prisoner swap for Ukraine’s Nadezhda Savchenko, has landed at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport. Savchenko was pardoned by President Putin on Wednesday.
Jim W. Dean – There is no big surprise here. Turkey is making Syria pay for what the Russian sanctions have done to hurt the Turkish economy. Selling bombing supplies to terrorists is just another day at the office for the Erdogan crowd.
Jim W. Dean – A lot of nasty things were done as the Cold War lasted a long time, but don’t see many people concerned anymore about what the Soviets and the East European Communist states were doing during that time.
Jim W. Dean – The Ukrainians who backed Kiev have no one to blame but themselves for buying the pipe dream that was dangled before them. They will now eat the bitter fruit while blaming everyone but their own coupmeisters who sold their own country down the river.
Jim W. Dean – The US had a major contender for the biggest loon of all, JSC General Lyman Lemnitzer, who on July 20th, 1961, at a NSC meeting, presented President Kennedy with an official plan for a surprise nuclear attack on the Soviet Union.
Jim W. Dean – The ceasefire dirty dancing continues in Syria despite Lavrov being assured by Kerry that the Pentagon is not supplying arms to the militants. It does not need to because Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the other Gulf States can handle that just fine.
Jim W. Dean – If you extrapolate the Syrian dead to the US population, we would be talking over 4 million killed here… like a dozen WWII KIAs. Add to that 30 million refugees. What impact would that have on us?
Jim W. Dean – Erdogan is looking to dump millions of Turks into the EU, both Kurdish refugees he plans to manufacture in great numbers, certainly a part of its criminal population, and then out of work Turks from the Russian sanctions.
Jim W. Dean – Here comes this serving Israeli general to walk the career plank at a major event talk, where he compared what happened to bring the Nazis to power to what has happened in Israel, and the firestorm was instantaneous.
Jim W. Dean – We have come a long way from the old Davy Crockett mini-nukes, but we still have idiots that say they are just a conspiracy theory when mini-nukes have been the triggers for big nukes, like almost forever. You can’t make this stuff up.
Jim W. Dean – China understands that a world in a deep financial recession will be forced to print money to pay its bills with soaring inflation like is happening in Venezuela and Brazil. This wipes out the value of any debt held in those currencies.
Jim W. Dean – Thousands of the Right Sector’s Neo-Nazi Azov battalion and its supporters rallied in front of Ukraine’s parliament to protest having elections in Donbass. They are totally against implementation of the Minsk agreement.
Jim W. Dean – This NATO Russian Bear Scare has become a sad comedy with some of the silliest propaganda that we can image being trotted out to justify the NATO expansion. The only slick part of it is they never really do justify the threat.
Jim W. Dean – Donald Trump car jacks the Egyptian plane loss story claiming he knows what happened, tells us more will be going down, and that will trigger a world wide recession. We must ask whose interests is he representing here.
Jim W. Dean – Erdogan has a lot of showdowns in play. The EU interior minister has said “no deal” on the visa regime unless Turkey complies with all the requirements, of which it has been well aware for a number of years and never objected to, until now.
Jim W. Dean – Dear Bill, if you want to show us your street cred, I think 3-hour telethon Q&A with Putin would be a lot of fun, but he probably would not want to waste his time. He already has his high poll numbers, whereas you are looking for yours.
Jim W. Dean – VT has published a series of articles about this deadly chemical weapons flow, and no one in corporate media, politics nor national security has shown any interest in learning more.
Jim W. Dean – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier saying last week that despite the problems with the ceasefire, it had accomplished more in the last few weeks than had been done in the past five years.
Jim W. Dean – Kerry publicly admits that “bad actors” have blocked progress on the political settlement, and then goes further, saying that the opposition has to distance itself more from ISIL and al-Nusra. He did not say what the US would do to make them comply.
Jim W. Dean – Both sides have agreed to create a ceasefire monitoring regime for the OSCE to administer and continue resolution talks in June.
Jim W. Dean – Phil Butler takes us into the belly of the beast, as Macedonia finds itself in the crosshairs of the “Soros and gang” color revolution craze. Why is outside regime change not considered to be political terrorism?
Jim W. Dean – As always, what happens to these weapons when they get in country, as in pilferage and even transfers to ISIL itself, is an aspect never touched upon by Western media.
Jim W. Dean – You just can’t make this stuff up. The gang that can’t shoot straight is posing a third party candidate at this late stage to beat Trump, something that does not have a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding.
Jim W. Dean – Uri has a grand slam for us today, doing what no one else can do better, which is to slice and dice Zionist historical propaganda and falsification when he wants to.