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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.

Russia May Use Nukes to Oppose Saudi Invasion of Syria

Russia May Use Nukes to Oppose Saudi Invasion of Syria

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 […]

Russia made proposals for Syria ceasefire, waiting for reaction from US – Lavrov

Russia made proposals for Syria ceasefire, waiting for reaction from US – Lavrov

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 […]

Killer drone squad: Russia unveils anti-armor assault multicopter (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Killer drone squad: Russia unveils anti-armor assault multicopter (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

© 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 […]

Moscow shared MH17 radar images, Dutch probe ignored evidence, Russia tells victims’ relatives

Moscow shared MH17 radar images, Dutch probe ignored evidence, Russia tells victims’ relatives

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 […]

The Russian Phoenix: Hope or Illusion?

The Russian Phoenix: Hope or Illusion?

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.

Syria’s opposition says ready to pool efforts with Russia against Islamic State

Syria’s opposition says ready to pool efforts with Russia against Islamic State

 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 […]

Kurdish Press: Russia establishes hard facts on the ground in Syria

Kurdish Press: Russia establishes hard facts on the ground in Syria

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 […]

Russia Will Not Allow Exclusion of Kurds From Syrian Peace Talks

Russia Will Not Allow Exclusion of Kurds From Syrian Peace Talks

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 […]

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