…from SouthFront On Friday, a Taliban suicide bomber driving a car bomb slammed into a convoy of NATO forces near Kandahar Airbase in Trank Pul area of Kandahar province. Kandahar provincial governor spokesperson, Fazal Bari Baryalai, said the attack “totally destroyed” one of the vehicles carrying Romanian soldiers. NATO’s spokesperson confirmed a “small number” of […]
On Wednesday, 12 civilians were killed and 16 wounded in American airstrikes in Afghanistan’s eastern province Logar. Afghan politicians commented to Sputnik Afghanistan on the issue, noting that civilians fear US army and NATO operations more that the Taliban.
Pakistan’s National Assembly (Lower house of parliament) has unanimously passed a resolution on August 30, this year, calling on the government to consider suspending supply lines to the US-led NATO mission in Afghanistan in response to the recent US accusations that the country is harbouring militant groups.
‘If I were the Pakistan government I would have growing concerns about the strength of the Taliban,’ top diplomat says
Jim W. Dean – Christopher Black shows his roots in this piece with its historical framing, and reminds us once again that the people who make the wars are alive and well only because we allow them to be, when so many others have suffered at their hands.
Instead of wasting resources sitting around in Poland and the Baltics waiting for an imaginary Russian invasion, NATO could be shoring up the borders against ISIS terrorists coming to Europe, Adam Garrie, managing editor at The Duran, says. Interpol has released a list of 173 Islamic State fighters that could be preparing to carry out […]
China’s decision to join Russia for joint naval exercises in the Baltic Sea, a first to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), may be linked to a military strategy pioneered by a famous Chinese marshal during World War II, experts told Sputnik.
“Putin has become a symbol of national sovereignty in its battle with globalism. That turns out to be the big battle of our times. As our last election shows, that’s true even here.”
Vladimir Putin has recently cut NATO to pieces again by saying that the entire organization is no longer needed.
Jim W. Dean – This is a hoot. NATO’s well-funded PR stooges, from the RAND Corporation no less, are pitching NATO as the only qualified entity to provide “security” in Libya, Syria and Iraq. If you are thinking this is a Saturday Night Live stand-up comedy routine, so was I.
Jim W. Dean – Peter Ford is out in front once again, debunking mass-media fake geopolitical news, which the airheads in Saudi Arabia have taken the lead on with their paper Arab NATO.
There are huge strategic questions needing serious responsible answers from the USG.
General Curtis Scaparrotti, NATO’s supreme allied commander who also heads the US military’s European Command, told lawmakers he had seen Russian influence expand in multiple regions, including in Afghanistan.
Jim W. Dean – Eastern Europe is hard for Westerners to stay abreast of and impossible for those in the US, as it might as well be on Mars in terms of our following its politics.
From bromance to “Putin the Madman” in 3 short weeks, as Trumps mental state continues to deteriorate.
Trump Fail: ‘Vicious circle’: Moscow warns NATO Black Sea buildup & increased spending may lead to new Cold War
Moscow will take “all necessary measures” to protect its national interests in the Black Sea, Russia’s envoy to NATO has said, warning the alliance risks ushering in a vicious new Cold War with its significant spending and military build up in the region. Wrapping up NATO Defense Minister’s two-day meeting in Brussels, Secretary General […]
Jim W. Dean – If Trump keeps this “rule by executive order” binge going, he could become the most sued president in history during their first 100 days.
Jim W. Dean – Trump bails out during his first week in office on his first foreign policy plank by having General Mattis reassure Germany and France not to worry about any major NATO changes. This act puts all of Trump’s other foreign policy statements “in play”.
NATO has recently blamed Russia for spreading populist movements all over Europe. Bad move.
There is an interrelationship of the new Cold War, irresponsible statements of the US President-elect Donald Trump, various developments in the world and terrorism-related attacks which are part of the double game and secret strategy of Israel who is in collaboration with American CIA, FBI, and Islamic State group (Also known as Daesh, ISIS, ISIL) to seek revenge.
Turkey is clearly moving further away from Washington and closer to Moscow and while still a defacto member of the US-lead anti-IS coalition, it looks like it may not be for much longer.
2016 marked by important of diplomatic, political and military developments around the world.
Jim W. Dean – As VT predicted, the real story on who was responsible for the horrors inflicted on Aleppo will be coming out, and some of the Western media are already looking for cover
Donald Trump’s policies may erode trust within NATO thus dealing the final blow to the Alliance, according to former deputy commander of NATO and British General Sir Richard Shirreff. Still, intrigue deepens over Trump’s policy toward the military bloc and US-Russian relations.
Yet another “radical Islamic ISIS-linked terrorist,” identified thanks to yet another “magic ID drop,” has once again been shot dead by police and silenced forever.
The role of maritime theater of operations has significantly increased. But to create a traditional fleet of aircraft carriers, cruisers and destroyers, capable of competing on an even level with the strongest fleet today, the US Navy, is extremely complicated. For this reason, the maritime powers are looking for asymmetrical approaches in the construction of the fleet of the future.
Barack Obama has arrived in Greece on the first stop of his farewell foreign tour as president. As the trip comes days after the surprise election of Donald Trump, Obama hopes to reassure the US’ allies that their existing strategic relationships are safe. US Air Force One touched down in Athens on Tuesday morning after […]
21st Century Armageddon – With the liberals’ policy of nuclear restraint dismissed as irrational, what justification could be found to wage a nuclear war, where millions of innocent people, including Americans, would be killed?
Jim W. Dean – The US-NATO march toward the Russian border is causing Moscow to build up its military strength and technology on a Manhattan Project scale to have the technical edge it needs to defend against superior numbers.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was created after World War Two to unite democratic states or Western Europe and North America against Soviet expansionism.