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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.
Erdogan, instead of allowing Syrian refugees to return to their homes, wants to pour them into the northern "safe zone" as a buffer between Turkey and the Kurds, and I suspect plans to use them as proxy forces against the Kurds in return for living support.
Due to this move the Russians are making by topping off the EU storage space, so there is no more room for others to get their gas supplies in, and the markets are poised to go even lower.
Macron saw a leadership vacuum and stepped up.
Jim W. Dean - France and Germany are forever stained for their hoax of pretending to be guarantors of Kiev complying with the Minsk Accords, as they did not lift a finger to enforce the agreement.
Jim W. Dean - There was no more talk of the EU renewing sanctions if Iran leaves the JCPOA, seeming to indicate that Iran did not kill the deal, the US did.
The consequences of Russiagate are incompatible with Putin’s historical mission: to rebuild Russia economically after its post-Soviet collapse in the 1990s through modern partnerships with democratic nations. For this reason, Putin himself is unlikely to have plotted Russiagate or to have taken any real satisfaction from its woeful consequences.
When Trump backed out of nuclear treaty with Iran it was the Deep State in action.
... from Russia Today, Moscow The year 2018 in the history of the new Cold War. Stephen Cohen reflects on major developments in 2018, in...
Jim W. Dean - The US always knew that breaking its pledge to not expand NATO eastward toward Russia would eventually create a new Cold War.
When Poroshenko leaves, a lot of his people will have already left the country to wherever they have transferred their looted cash.
It has already been leaked that Trump will be looking to renew the INF Treaty if it includes China, which was never a signatory
In the aftermath of the September 2018 downing of a Russian IL 20 aircraft and Israel’s continued belligerence and denials of responsibility, it was clear Vladimir Putin would have to act assertively.
Gordon Duff - It is time that Golan was demilitarized, that Israel was thrown off. It is also time that the bases that launch the attacks, bases inside Israel, be hit as well.
The flow of migrants into European countries is unlikely to stop until the EU addresses the policies that effectively “encourage” immigration, Vladimir Putin has said.
Moscow continues to stick to its position as far as the crisis in the Donbass is concerned: the foundation for the settlement of the conflict in the east of Ukraine is the Minsk Accords that must be implemented.
A new war is coming, Iran is the immediate target, and Russia is warned to "stand aside", though we all know Russia will be next. Was Putin "owned" at Helsinki?
Israeli planes, operating out of bases inside Saudi Arabia and Jordan, have been bombing Syria and the Houthi regions of Yemen using “roundabout” routes to evade air defenses.
Jim W. Dean - Seth Ferris has an established record of not fearing to dive into writing about very complex historical geopolitical material. He brings us a prime example of that today.
The desert around Deir ez-Zour remains a dangerous place, where the Americans and Russians play an extremely risky game of war. Putin still suspects the Americans helped the artillery guidance of a mortar battery which killed lieutenant general Valery Asapov.