…from SouthFront On April 19, the US imposed sanctions on Khalifa al-Ghweil, the leader of a self-declared government in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. On April 1, the similar sanctions was imposed by the EU. Western officials believe that this is an important effort to force Libya’s warring factions to accept the authority of a unity […]
A Russian nuclear submarine, Severodvinsk, has carried out firing drills in the Barents Sea, successfully striking a coastal target in the Arctic with the latest Kalibr cruise missile from a submerged position. The crew of the latest multipurpose nuclear submarine of the Northern Fleet, Project 885 Severodvinsk, successfully launched the missile from the Barents Sea, […]
This maybe just a normal NATO training exercise, however, I am sure the significance of US Air Force aircraft in Bulgaria, a country close to Crimea and within reasonable range of the Donbass will not have gone unnoticed in the Kremlin. __________ April 28, 2016, Novinite Bulgaria, US Begin Preparations for Joint Air Training “Thracian […]
Russia’s T-90 battle tank ‘Vladimir’ has become a celebrity of the blogosphere after it survived getting hit by America’s TOW anti-tank missiles in Syria two months ago. The video of the shooting gathered half a million views on YouTube. Let’s take a look at the hidden possibilities of the combat vehicle named after its chief designer Vladimir Potkin. […]
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—The number of foreigners joining the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria has dropped by 90% says the Pentagon. Air Force Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten, deputy commander for operations and intelligence for the US-led campaign against ISIS, said on Tuesday that the drop in numbers is directly due to airstrikes. Estimates are […]
If you watch the MSM you would get the impression that ISIS are a bunch of ruthless, bloodthirsty killers skilled in the arts of war. Here is the real ISIS and as a certain sargeant-major of my acquaintance might have said ‘a sorrier shower of useless shite I have yet to see’. Highlights include the […]
…from SouthFront On April 26, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the winner of Australia’s Future Submarine contract. DCNS, a French industrial group that specializes in naval equipment, bested rival Japanese and German companies. According to the $39 billion contract, DCNS, will build 12 subs to replace and double the size of the Royal Australian […]
… by Ian Greenhalgh It is widely accepted in Britain that Tony Blair took us to war in Iraq over a lie that Saddam had WMDs and the capability to use them aggressively against his neighbours or even worse, supply them to terrorist groups. There were dissenting voices who tried to warn us; Dr David […]
The god, Lahasa, returned to his home in the stars but he left behind his flying disk made of an unknown golden alloy. All the tribes bowed down before Lahasa. Under his direction they had built Machu Picchu.
The US will deploy sophisticated rocket launchers on Turkey’s border with Syria to target Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria’s northwest.
Russia’s aviation has destroyed more than 200 terrorist-controlled oil facilities and over 2,000 vehicles for fuel delivery since the start of its counter-terror operation in Syria, Head of the Russian General Staff Main Operations Department Sergey Rudskoy said on Wednesday.
Pentagon officials familiar with reports of China’s military test told the The Washington Free Beacon website that the launch – the seventh since 2014 – took place over China last Friday.The DF-ZF glide vehicle was detected by satellites after it was launched atop a ballistic missile from a military center in central China, officials told the US news website.
The U.S. sent its most sophisticated aircraft to Romania on Monday for exercises aimed to enhance training with other Europe-based aircraft.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s record on cost, schedule and performance has been a scandal and a tragedy, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee told senior Pentagon officials Tuesday during a withering critique of the most expensive weapons program in U.S. military history.
Norwegian authorities are set to pay to asylum seekers willing to leave the country voluntarily. Asylum seekers who decide to return home will receive 30,000 kroner ($3,600), including 20,000 kroner for travel expenses.
Nearly 1 in 3 Americans deals with some kind of health record compromise, and most of the time they are completely unaware it happened.
…from SouthFront On April 25, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) took control of the Bala Al-Kadhima region of the East Ghouta, following heavy clashes with Jaysh Al-Islam and allied militant units. The control of Bala Al-Kadhima allows the government forces to split the militant forces in the region and […]
Post-Traumatic Stress is a byproduct of combat duty for both the hunted and the hunter ~ but nowhere is that more visible and intense then in Drone warfare when terror arrives unexpectedly from the sky. At that point, Drone warfare becomes intimidation
President Barack Obama announced on Monday that the US is boosting its troop presence in Syria five-fold, to 250 military personnel.
Jim W. Dean – Despite the NeoCon whiny claims of Russian aggression in Syria, the deployment of the high precision Koalitsiya-SV 2S35 self-propelled howitzer into the northeastern Syrian front is to avoid civilian casualties in the expected close in fighting in Aleppo.
The Syrian Army and the country’s National Defense Forces launched fresh attacks against Daesh strongholds in the central province of Homs, forcing the terrorists to retreat from their positions.
Jim W. Dean – Despite all the international laws against providing material support to terrorism none of those backing the terrorists in Syria and Iraq have been charged or sanctioned.
While the most headline-grabbing Russian ships of the past couple of years have been the powerful little Buyan-M missile corvettes which, in spite of being less than 1,000 tons in displacement, are capable of launching long-range cruise missiles at ISIS targets and other threats to Russian national security, their larger cousins are still relatively obscure.
Jim W. Dean – A lot of Syrian people will not die and be maimed now, but instead be free to live the lives that those who died to protect them were denied.
The pro-government forces are advancing in the province of Homs, Syria. On April 21, the clashes are observed near the Arak village and T3 Airport with no confirmation that the SAA was able to take these sites.
Informed battlefield sources said that the Russian Army troops have started repositioning of their artillery units to the Northern part of Aleppo province to reinvigorate the anti-terrorism front near border with Turkey.
Dongfeng-41 ballistic missiles China tests Dongfeng-41 ballistic missiles with the longest range in the world, capable of striking US or Britain with 10 nuclear warheads. US Pentagon officials are said to have slammed China for testing the intercontinental weapons, which have a maximum range of around 8,700 miles. China hit back at its critics today, […]
Heavy clashes continued in Deir Ezzor as the Syrian Arab Army was able to repel ISIS’ advance and take back the al-Sina’ah district which had been captured by militants.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem says Turkey and other countries continue to supply terrorists in Syria with advanced weapons. He made the remarks on Thursday at a meeting with China’s special envoy to Syria.