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"Therefore, today in front of this hall of the most beautiful, advanced, patriotic people I want to appeal to the peoples of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine — stop your crazy politicians, don't let war break out!” - Belarus President
Jim W. Dean - The good news is the 'live fire' drills, another Erdogan showmanship ploy, will probably not go on and save its military from wasting ammunition.
The European Union has threatened to slap sanctions on Turkey if it continues with what Brussels has called "illegal drilling". Greece launched naval drills this week in the area where Turkey is prospecting for oil and gas, and France, Cyprus, and Italy said they would join Athens.
Turkey is in Libya with both feet, one on the sand and one in the Mediterranean where it is claiming vast oil and gas drilling rights, with warships currently sailing with exploration drilling rigs. Erdogan asked no one's permission, and NATO has been silent on the issue.
The Turkish leader needs an economic windfall or a war, or he’s going to be ousted.
Jim W. Dean - Putin has so far responded to all US aggressive moves. I can't see this current move going unchallenged when it is a red line.
Jim W. Dean - Iran immediately saw its front line as the Syrian border with Israel, and then the Iraqi border with Syria, when the US-backed ISIS terrorists took over Deir Ezzor.
Jim W. Dean - China will play along, getting some practice in "conflict drills" for its own growing navy, which will take a decade of work to have a credible defense.
European nations need to carry more of the burden of defense spending, Merkel said, because they cannot assume that the US will be there to protect them.
A little over 20 years ago, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) conducted a military exercise that involved a “hypothetical scenario” of hijacked planes flying into both the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.
Is This How They Plan To Take Us All Out?
Jim W. Dean - With tomorrow Erdogan's the big pow wow day with Putin in Moscow to see if he can hustle a ceasefire, the Syrians are regaining territory.
When is the last time Turkey did anything for NATO that did not serve its own interests, like wanting NATO to fight the Russians and SAA?
...from Russia Today, Moscow - First published ... December 09, 2019 - The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have agreed to implement “ceasefire support...
Jim W. Dean - The NATO PR campaign, and especially Pompeo's, makes the fatal mistake of thinking the public views Russia and China as military threats in the traditional sense.
Anton Alikhanov, head of the Kaliningrad region, for his part, described Hooker's report as “tabloid fiction”, adding that “he was tired of commenting on American nonsense”.
In November 2018, Emmanuel Macron voiced an idea about creating an European Army for EU member states that could provide the bloc with protection against the United States, China, and Russia.
Turkey, the US and Russia are coordinating the Erdogan incursion, says a report. That makes them co-responsible for any atrocities perpetrated by Turkish forces and militias.
The Trump-Bolton-Pompeo axis views the US as having the right to deploy the military anywhere it wants to accomplish its unipolar dominance.
Notre Dame False Flag Event Did Satanist Macron Burn the Heart of Humanity to Save Himself and the Deep State? TEHRAN - Robert David Steele, a...
Former president and smooth (war) criminal Barack Obama paid a visit to his old pal Angela Merkel in Germany this week...
A review of some of the latest political events in Ukraine in the pre-election time frame.
When Poroshenko leaves, a lot of his people will have already left the country to wherever they have transferred their looted cash.
The Afghanistan war cannot be won militarily and peace will only be achieved through a political resolution with the Taliban, states Gen. Miller.
Hated by War Hawks, Russia has rebuilt its defensive and deterrent military capability while keep the civilian economy growing at the same time.
It has already been leaked that Trump will be looking to renew the INF Treaty if it includes China, which was never a signatory
Jim W. Dean - VT readers know how much time we have spent watching Turkey with its roller coaster policy of supporting Syria.
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The US continues to play its poker game of “Economic Show Down” with a growing list of unhappy countries.
This year's NATO summit will hopefully tear off the thin veil on the hoax of NATO as a defensive organization.
Jim W. Dean - Despite VT's many issues with Mr. Trump, we support the clearly unfair treatment of US exports impeded in getting into the EU.
...from New Eastern Outlook, Moscow While the excitement of the World Cup in Russia keeps many of us fixed on the merits of the contending...
Jens Stoltenberg gives Netanyahu the bad news.
Jim W. Dean - This is quite an open admission by the US that Russian electronic warfare capability is causing it a lot of problems. But that might have something to do with the US support of the proxy terror wars.
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Jim W. Dean - Russia-bashing got top billing at the Munich 2018 Conference, with Iran and China in the line up. But Western coverage omitted Putin's famous 2007 conference talk on NATO advancing East.
Jim W. Dean - The stars this year were the Three Stooges, Joe Biden, Netanyahu, and Mike Pence, with an honorable mention for John McCain.