Jim W. Dean – A major realignment is taking place in the Mideast, and no one can really know how it will turn out. What we do know is that the US Coalition proxy-terror war has boomeranged.
Turkey has stopped supporting the Syrian coalition of opposition forces. According to analyst and journalist Musa Özuğurlu, this decision is likely to contribute to normalization between Ankara and Damascus.
In recent months, as Brussels EU policies become more onerous, Hungary, Czech Republic and Bulgaria have turned their sights eastward to Russia and China and their growing infrastructure investments, while Russia has emerged as the world leader in export of nuclear technology, with over 60% of the global market.
Russia and Turkey have coordinated nearly all details for the shipment of S-400 air defence systems to Ankara, press secretary of the President of Turkey, Ibrahim Kalyn, said in an interview with a Turkish television channel.
Jim W. Dean – I expected these “defeat” articles to pop up quickly with the publication of the Pentagon stating it would no longer support opposition groups that were not fighting ISIS.
Jim W. Dean – Turkey, which has been backing terrorist groups in Syria and was the major looter of Syrian wealth during the ISIS upheaval, with partners like the Saudis, US, Qatar, Israel and the UAE, now steps forward as the defender of national sovereignty and international law.
Jim W. Dean – As more moral people in the West step forward to engage Crimea, the contrast with the geopolitical terrorists will become more and more obvious to where they will want to give up the ghost and accept the reality of Crimea.
Any attempt to interfere with the Israeli gas theft project will be met by Israeli military brutality!
I find it hard to believe that Erdogan’s security is so poorly trained that they would just spontaneously leap into a crowd like that in the middle of the US capital.
Longtime Azerbaijani ally Turkey appears to be taking on a larger role in supporting the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, an Azerbaijani exclave sandwiched between Armenia and Iran.
Sputnik/Moscow: While Ankara continues its charm offensive against Azerbaijan and Georgia, it is unlikely that the three will constitute a full-fledged triumvirate, political scientist Gevorg Mirzayan wrote for RIA Novosti, unveiling what exactly is impeding Turkey’s dominance in Transcaucasia. The Turkish-Azerbaijani-Georgian “triumvirate” closely resembles a colossus with feet of clay, Gevorg Mirzayan, Associate Professor at the Department of Political […]
Jim W. Dean – Some of this could be staging and play acting, so we will have to wait and see what the jihadis do, and then the guarantors, especially Turkey who has a long record of having supported the insurgents.
According to Hurriyet Daily News, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on May 12, 2017, that the U.S. support of the Syrian Kurds harms the strategic relations between the two countries.
Jim W. Dean – We are walking a knife edge now to see not only if the “de-escalation plan” will hold, but if it will even get started. As I type, HTS in Idlib is confiscating the weapons and ammo of the opposition groups targeted to participate in the safe zones.
Talks with Russia on deliveries of S-400 air defense systems to Turkey are at final stages, but Ankara still aims to manufacture its own components for such systems, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said Wednesday. Purchase of S-400 From Russia ‘Might Signal Turkey’s Estrangement From NATO’ ANKARA (Sputnik) — Russia and Turkey have been engaged in talks […]
The Turkish government has asked the US to reverse its decision to broaden support for Syria’s Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (YPG), stating that it is unacceptable for a NATO ally to support “terrorist groups.”
Turkey controls the Bosphorus Strait, the link between the Black Sea to ultimately the Mediterranean and Syria. The control maintained by Turkey on this waterway is powerful leverage in its relationship with Russia.
While Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was “taken aback” when he arrived on the job to see how much money the State Department was spending on housing and schooling for the families of diplomats living overseas” according to Bloomberg, the decision to cut as many as 2,300 employees may cause the US to loose diplomatic capabilities on multiple fronts.
…from SouthFront The Syrian Republican Guard has repelled another ISIS offensive in Deir Ezzor. The fighting took place near the Deir Ezzor Airbase, the Tamin Brigade base and in the cemetery area. Earlier this month, ISIS allegedly transferred its self-proclaimed capital from Raqqah to Deir Ezzor amid the continued US-backed advance on Raqqah. If true, […]
What is key to this is how Trump is raising cash, direct payoffs to his personal wealth laundered through the Trump and Alterra hotel companies, cash payoffs from foreign governments paying for US attacks, arms deals and for US diplomatic support for ethnic cleansing and support of terrorism
The European Union has warned that the bloc could redefine the entire status of its relations with Turkey in light of recent developments in the country and amid growing disputes between the two sides.
A Turkish dissident leader revealed that the pharmaceutical companies affiliated to Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government have provided the terrorists in Syria with Sarin gas, reiterating that Ankara has been directly involved in Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack.
As results are coming in on the Turkish Referendum that would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan extended constitutional powers, the major cities in Turkey are reporting a lead in the No vote. ” ‘No’ has the lead in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, three major cities in Turkey in #TurkeyReferendum. ‘Yes’ is ahead countrywide,” according to TRTWorld.com on […]
Editor’s note: The western press, sometimes called the fake news or MSM is in total lockstep with the supposedly “new” and totally “neocon” Trump regime. VT had warned of this, all the right wing bloggers, the InfoWars guys, the Webb and Fetzerites who were gulping down Zio-Ziklon kool aid. There is no one left but […]
Jim W. Dean – This interview by Assad is the strongest and most comprehensive I can remember seeing, in terms of the powerful Western countries he lists in his verbal “perp walk” of who the terrorists are in Syria.
Editor’s note: The phony “anti-Trump” press, owned and run by the same gangster/oligarchs that run Trump and his Kosher Nostra cabinet, are covering up General Mike Flynn’s criminal dealings with Turkey while working with Trump and even inside the White House. Flynn’s deal with Turkey was no secret to Trump whose personal coffers overflow with […]
Jim W. Dean – Henry Kamens gives us an interesting analysis on the ever-changing Mr. Erdogan, who has a lot of irons in the fire. Iran and Russia are on the spot with their errant tripartite partner.
Jim W. Dean – The Flynn story refuses to go away, but it is just the tip of the iceberg. He is by no means the first to cash in on his former high government position experience.
Operation Euphrates Shield, the supposed operation by the Turkish Army to combat terrorism has just come to an end and this announcement that the Turkish forces that invaded Syria and there to stay is a de facto admission that Turkey has always intended to seize Syrian territory and a de jure annexation of that territory.
Jim W. Dean – The cat is out of the bag on this story, the mention of Gulen being a major US Intelligence asset, and that being just a bit of a hurdle for turning him over to Turkey.