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.
The fighting in Ukraine, despite the Minsk agreements, has never ended. Heavy weapons may have been withdrawn and the major engagements may have stopped, but at many points along the front lines there is continual low intensity fighting. For the last month of so, one of the hottest spots has been around the town of […]
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…from SouthFront Following the recent gains of the pro-government forces in Damascus’ East Ghouta, the leadership the militants group of Jaish al-Islam and Faylaq Al-Rahman reached a ceasefire deal to oppose the loyalists in the area. The intense infighting among the militant group had been an important fact that allowed the government forces to liberate […]
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 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 – 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?
The operation of the Syrian government forces in the Aleppo city is facing a real challenge. A critical moment in the activity of the loyalists was the fall of the town of Khan Touman that has been seized by Al Nusra and the group’s allies.
In a Retaliation to the Russian “Sukhoi Storm Ultimatum” Ahrarr Al Sham executes suicide bombings in Jableh and Tartous coastal cities.
Gordon Duff – Veterans Today now has two confirmed sources that an American CIA agent was captured this week near Mount Simeon, outside Aleppo, part of a group commanding an operations room with Jabat al Nusra, al Qaeda’s franchise in Syria.
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.
In May 1945, the Red Army, or more specifically soldiers of the 3rd Ukrainian Front and the 1st Byelorussian Front raised the red banner over the Reichstag in the centre of Berlin and brought the European theatre of ww2 to a close.
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.
Aircraft carriers have assumed the role of naval capital ships during World War 2 and have not relinquished it since.
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.
The Syrian Arab Army and its allies successfully purged the southern part of Damascus’ East Ghouta from militants. On May 18, Syrian forces liberated the village of Bazyna and cut off the supply line to Dayr al-Asafir.
I think we can file this one in the ‘about bloody time’ folder where we put all those things that should have been done long ago.
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.
Earlier this week the Turkish Foreign Minister would resign if any evidence linking Turkey with support for Islamic State was forthcoming. Here you have that evidence.
Erdogan seems hell-bent on overtaking Netanyahu as the greatest liar of modern times. Turkey knows exactly who is supplying the terrorists and what they are supplying because Turkey is deeply involved in supporting and supplying said terrorists and the arms and supplies pass through Turkey on their way to the head choppers.
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.
Saudi Arabia has threatened to use military force against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if ongoing political talks fail to bring peace to the conflict-stricken nation.
Americans know their email and phone calls are listened to but not how social scientists at a dozen universities, working for agencies like the DHS, Department of Defense, NSA and DARPA have learned to handle “big data” to measure your threat level.
Today I also reported on the supplying of advanced missiles and other weapons to the bad guys in the Syrian conflict by the Saudis and their gulf allies, weapons sold to them by the US and Europe.
Informed sources revealed that certain Persian Gulf Arab states which are customers of the western arms plan to supply the militants in Syria with state-of-the-art missiles.
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?
ISIS has seized two hilltops inside the Jabal Mohammad area, near the city of Palmyra. The reports came on May 16 while heavy clashes were also ongoing near the village of Huwaysis and the T4 airport.
Islamic State terrorists wounded on the Syrian battlefield regularly travel to Turkey for complex and costly medical treatment, according to tapped phone calls apparently ignored by Ankara’s security forces.
While Ukrainians celebrate winning a stupid song competition few in Europe give a toss about, their fellow countrymen in the Donbass continue to suffer due to continual fighting. The Minsk II agreement may have withdrawn most of the heavy weapons, but civilians continue to suffer and have their homes destroyed by bombardment from mortars, RPGs and artillery. […]
Syrian intelligence forces say that they have captured a haul of medical supplies near Aleppo that came from Turkey and was destined for Daesh terrorists in the Iraqi city of Mosul.