It still remains unclear whether it’s the Pentagon’s negligence or a well-calculated scheme that facilitates the “uncontrolled” spread of US weapons across the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia, RIA Novosti contributor Alexander Khrolenko writes.
Although officials admit the U.S. role, they maintain that the massive death toll was the result of Islamic State group explosives set off in a “secondary explosion.”
A file photo of US army forces At least seven people have lost their lives in a US ground and aerial operation in Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib, the Pentagon says. Centcom, the US military command in the Middle East, said in a statement that the Tuesday raid had been carried out with the […]
“The eastern world, it is explodin’, Violence flarin’, bullets loadin’, You’re old enough to kill but not for votin’, You don’t believe in war, but what’s that gun you’re totin’, And even the Jordan river has bodies floatin’, But you tell me over and over and over again my friend, Ah, you don’t believe we’re […]
“Accordingly, the proposal would lower a threshold for ensuring the safety of civilians in such strikes, from a “near certainty” that civilians would not be harmed to “reasonable certainty”, similar to the standard on official battlefields.” Spencer Ackerman in New York Donald Trump’s administration is considering a military proposal that would designate various undeclared battlefields […]
Jim W. Dean – The word-dancing begins with the Russian engagement, where the Trump has to play tough to hold Congressional hawks in line, while going through the process of finding safe steps to take.
…from SouthFront Syrian government forces have liberated the villages of Rasm al-Kama, Rasm al-Kabir and Shuwaylekh from ISIS terrorists in the province of Aleppo. The operation was heavily supported by the Russian air power. ISIS-linked sources say that over 40 airstrikes were recently delivered in the Kuweires Airbase countryside. The Syrian army and the National […]
An informed source described clashes between the Syrian army and the ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzur as one of the fiercest battles all throughout the crisis in Syria, and said the Pentagon is guiding the terrorists through the war in the Eastern city
“The Pentagon paid a UK PR firm half a billion dollars to create fake terrorist videos in Iraq in a secret propaganda campaign exposed by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.”
Jim W. Dean – It’s always nice to see Gwenyth Todd getting some coverage after the Bush-43 regime put her through the meat grinder for messing up their false flag plan to get a war going with Iran. She is a survivor.
The Pentagon admitted last week that it has stationed its forces in Northern Syria but didn’t reveal any details
__________ Al-Masdar News Pentagon release statement on Deir Ezzor massacre Following initial reports that at least 80 of the Syrian army had been massacred in Deir Ezzor by US airstrikes, preliminary reports are now suggesting it is at least 100 dead and 100 injured. The Pentagon Press Release states absolutely nothing on the massacre with […]
It’s no surprise that government workers like to party ‒ just look at the myriad Secret Service and Drug Enforcement Agency scandals. Even the Pentagon has gotten in on the action, with employees using government travel cards at strip clubs and casinos. Not only did Defense Department employees improperly use their work credit cards, but […]
– Editor’s note: Since when do generals make foreign policy? I do so love it when the US talks about “indiscriminate bombing” after supporting the Saudi genocide for the past 2 years, supplying cluster bombs and refueling which kills only civilians…. Gordon. – Commander of the US operation in Iraq and Syria, Lt. Gen. Stephen […]
The US forces assisting the Saudi-led coalition in coordinating air strikes in Yemen have largely withdrawn from Riyadh in an apparent move to distance themselves from the mounting civilian death toll in the 17-month long conflict, Reuters has learned. TrendsYemen unrest In addition to withdrawing air support personnel, Lieutenant Ian McConnaughey, a US Navy spokesman […]
The Pentagon failed to account for $6.5 trillion in its financial statement, a recently-recovered Inspector General’s report on the 2015 fiscal year said. It reveals the audit of the Department of Defense was “materially misstated.” The army failed to provide “accurate, complete, timely and well-supported” documents that could have explained the use of trillions of […]
Jim W. Dean – These CENTCOM investigations were carefully crafted to “not” go into certain areas where the real scandals were, like how our own training programs for moderate rebels ended up feeding men and weapons into the jihadi militants’ ranks.
In late July, Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosted the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Meeting at Andrews Air Force Base in Washinghton.
US surveillance Boeing OC-135B aircraft (file photo) The Pentagon says a US military aircraft has had an emergency landing in a Russian airstrip near the Chinese border because of landing gear malfunction. The incident occurred on Wednesday when the landing gear of OC-135B observation aircraft did not retract after it took off from a […]
By Sherwood Ross The tax-eating Pentagon war machine may have something to do with America’s mediocre showing on the list of the world’s healthiest nations. Not only are billions in U.S. taxes going down the drain to finance wars the public doesn’t care about, (such as in Libya, for example,) but when the Pentagon gets […]
There is a total information crackdown on this debacle, a major American failure and a huge failure for President Obama. Everyone with information about this has been taken into custody or silenced, this is that serious.
Reports that Russia is supposedly constructing an electronic surveillance site in Nicaragua disguised as a GLONASS satellite navigation tracking station are not grounded in reality, Russian experts and officials say. The signals intelligence base is allegedly a part of an $80 million arms deal inked in 2015 that will see Moscow deliver 50 T-72 tanks to Managua, defense […]
Last week I reported that US forces in Iraq had been spotted wearing Kurdish insignia and how the US had brushed off the criticism by trotting out the same old rhetoric about the troops only being there as ‘advisors’ and therefore it was perfectly natural for them to wear foreign insignia in order to blend in.
The popular small reconnaissance drone RQ-20A Puma failed Special Operations Command tests, but the Pentagon still bought 41 of them for SOCOM nevertheless, an inspector general’s report revealed.
Pentagon said China’s nuclear weapons policy prioritises maintaining a nuclear force able to survive an attack and to respond with sufficient strength to inflict unacceptable damage on an enemy
Jim W. Dean – Russia can actually AFFORD its own new weapons systems. It does not need the huge numbers that we do because we have bases everywhere that require constant threat hyping for funding.
Jim W. Dean – “Methinks she doth protest too much” from Shakespeare’s Hamlet comes to mind over the buzzing incident by unarmed Russian planes with the USS Donald Cook, 70 kms from the Russian base at Kaliningrad.
… by Ian Greenhalgh In recent fighting around Aleppo, we have seen a CIA-backed militia engaged against a Pentagon-backed militia. You really can’t make this up, we are seeing a narrative play out that sounds like it was lifted from the pages of Catch 22 or 1984 but is sadly all too real. Orwell’s words, […]
Even before the truce in Syria announced on February 27 many analysts had stated Washington and Moscow had been trying to reach at least a partial mitigation of the situation in Syria by reducing the involvement of such external regional players as Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in the crisis.
Jim W. Dean – This is a hyped story, sending one armored brigade back to Europe to defend against a Russian army that is never coming. It is all part of the new Russian bogeyman con.