Jim W. Dean – Timing, timing…the Russians are getting these ships out to the Med before a larger shooting war with Turkey might close the Black Sea route, which would be a big, but not terminal problem for Russia.
Breaking: Saudi Arabia moves planes to Turkey, Joint attack on Russian, Syrian and Kurdish forces begins (continually updated)
Jim W. Dean – VT is back up after being hacked for several hours when one of two key stories were up — on the Saudis shifting tactical nukes to Turkey to be closer to the NW Syrian battleground, and the NATO tripwire to drag the US into a wider conflict.
This IS World War Mark 111
As Turkey and Saudi Arabia edge closer to sending ground forces into Syria at the behest of the United States, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned that an escalation of the conflict could lead to world war. During an interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt, Medvedev warned of dire consequences if the United States and its allies […]
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Russia has made “specific proposals” on a ceasefire in Syria and is waiting for a reaction from the US, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. “We made proposals on implementing a ceasefire, quite specific ones,” TASS cited Lavrov as saying. “We are waiting for a US response before putting […]
Moscow says some opposition groups in the Syrian city of Aleppo are breaking ranks with militants and cooperating with the government.
© Rostec Corporation A multicopter complex armed with anti-tank missiles has been unveiled at a military robot conference near Moscow. Consisting of several drones, the complex is set to perform reconnaissance tasks, monitor the battlefield and eliminate targets. The versatile airborne robotic complex has been developed by Sistemprom, an integral part of the United Instrument Manufacturing […]
The possibility of a full-fledged war between Russia and Turkey has been a talk of the day for conspiracy theorists, analysts, couch warriors and experts on international politics for several weeks already.
Jim W. Dean – What has the Western coalition upset is that the Syrian coalition’s goal to recapture territory right up to the Turkish border is succeeding. That will block all the Turkish supply lines and make a real ceasefire defendable.
Wreckage of the MH17 airplane is seen after the presentation of the final report into the crash of July 2014 of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in Gilze Rijen, the Netherlands, October 13, 2015. © Michael Kooren / Reuters 1.2K7 Moscow provided the Netherlands with radar and other data on the MH17 crash but […]
Jim W. Dean – Aleppo is being cut off from Turkey’s ability to get combat supplies into Syria, which will hopefully trigger the jihadis pulling out to blend in with the refugees to get over the border while they can.
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa highly praised Russia’s role in efforts to find a peaceful solution to the ongoing Syrian crisis, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said Monday.
The highly-mobile system could simultaneously intercept up to ten ballistic missiles traveling at a speed of 5 kilometers per second.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said Riyadh-backed opposition left the Syrian-Syrian talks in Geneva due to the successes made by the Syrian army on the ground.
Geneva talks on the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Syria have been suspended. Obviously, Western leaders do not need peace – they need more bloodshed in the Middle East.
Jim Dean – Not only does Henry not pose any solutions, but he ducks the red line issues without which there is no solution. Not once does he say “state-sponsored terrorism” or “we must prevent the use of mini-nukes”.
Did Henry Kissinger Kill the New World Order by Saying Russia Is an Indispensable Component of the International Order?
“Any effort to improve relations must include a dialogue about the emerging world order.”
Apart from the mainstream portrayal of Russia as a ruthless expansionist dictatorship (a portrayal too ludicrous to merit attention here), most awake commentators fall into one of two camps.
Jim W. Dean – These NATO moves are playing out just VT has been expecting. The Baltics are now deemed indefensible so they must be heavily reinforced which is just stage two of the continued threat on Russia’s border where most of its population and industry is.
Jim W. Dean – The US continues the “Puff the Magic Dragon” silliness by imposing sanctions on Russian individuals who under Russian law cannot have assets in the US and who have no intention of traveling here anyway, so it is just a cheap theater stunt for the American people.
New World Order agents are so desperate at this present moment that they even showed “footage of Russian airstrikes passed off as American”! Russia should sue them for plagiarism.
The Russians have reassured the Israelis that they are not transferring advanced weaponry to the Hezbollah militia in Syria.
George Soros, who should be known as the poster boy behind subversive movements such as the Ferguson protest, is mad and sad because China kicked him out.
Turkey claims a Russian air space incursion and the US confirms, but will not release the actual data because it is “classified”, an embarrassing excuse to our country because it reeks of a convenient falsehood.
A representative of the Jaish al-Islam terrorist group, will be the chief negotiator of the Syrian opposition delegation in Geneva, a spokesman for the delegation says Russian diplomat says Jaysh al-Islam’s representative should not attend Syrian peace talks GENEVA, TASS/. Syria’s opposition is ready to pool efforts with Russia to fight against the terrorist organization […]
Upon discussing a potential military intervention in Syria as part of the US-led anti-Islamic State (ISIS) coalition the Ukraine defense ministry has warned about the possibility of a clash with Russian forces there.
Jim W. Dean – This was the missile shot heard round the world. Never had anyone dreamed of putting cruise missile salvo fire power on a 1000-ton boat.
By Paul Iddon Anyone who has read the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be familiar with the term “facts on the ground.” Hence doing your utmost to establish an on-the-ground situation which is tangibly in your favour as opposed to waiting for some abstract plan or idea to be implemented. One is frequently reminded […]
…from SouthFront When the troops of the 1st Baltic Front under the command of General Ivan Bagramyan captured the city of Koenigsberg from the Wehrmacht, they probably had no idea that less than half a century later the city and region of Kaliningrad would be Russia’s westernmost outpost, cut off from Russia’s mainland and bordering […]
Russia will not allow certain participants of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva to exclude Kurds from participating, Russia’s envoy to the UN Office in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin said Friday. GENEVA (Sputnik) — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) has not been invited by the United Nations to the talks. The Kurdish party accused Ankara of throwing its weight […]