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Jim W. Dean - We thank General Flynn for taking on some of the sacred cows of the terrorism problem, but we wish he had not given state-sponsored terrorism a free pass, because he was in a position to know all about it, an equal threat as ISIL.
The prospect of Turkey joining the European Union makes no sense, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy said in an interview with iTele TV channel.
Jim W. Dean - This is better late than never, but frankly the Russians should have been pushing Turkey on the Kurdish atrocities sooner, and the same goes for its relations with Qatar, the Saudis and the Israelis.
Jim W. Dean - The new Syrian opposition Hmeimim group has come out swinging, challenging the Saudi rump group for their affiliation with the terrorists and refusing to deal with them, and saying Assad and his supporters cannot be excluded from new elections.
Jim W. Dean - The joint Russian-Syrian bombing attack on a large supply column coming over from Turkey on the day Russia began its pullout is quite a story. We have only FARS news carrying it now.
In a new campaign of budget-bolstering and fear-mongering, the Pentagon has warned of impending attacks on US satellites by Russia and China. "Adversaries are developing...
Jim W. Dean - Lavrov and the UN's de Mistura double-team Erdogan on the eve of the next Geneva talks to push for the Syrian Kurds being included in the talks, as they are 15% of the population and fighting the terrorist brigades.
Passing new US-made air bombs into service will lower the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons, director of the department for non-proliferation and control of arms at the Russian Foreign Ministry, Mikhail Ulyanov, told the Kommersant newspaper.
Jim W. Dean - NATO and even Obama have publicly acknowledged the demonstrated military prowess of the Russia coalition in Syria, but left out was giving Iran or Hezbollah credit for fighting US-coalition state-sponsored terrorists there, or spotlighting the incredible irony.
Michigan governor Rick Snyder has released thousands of emails over the past few weeks in response to urgent calls for answers on Flint’s water crisis.
Jim W. Dean - All of Moscow's requests to the US coalition to share ISIL targeting data for better air strike results have been denied. There cannot be a feasible reason given for this and the Pentagon does not offer one.
Jim W. Dean - We have an ex-State Dept. shill here having a Cold War flashback trying to sell us on how Russia having some rear area forces in Armenia is a "dagger pointed at the heart of NATO", one of the most ridiculous statements I have read in some time.
The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed on Sunday that a newly-liberated town in the Northern part of Raqqa near the border with Turkey has been heavily shelled by the Turkish army's artillery units.
Jim W. Dean - The guns are falling silent in many parts of Syria, a blessing for those who live in those areas where 97 opposition groups have signed onto the ceasefire.
By Lisa FerdinandoDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, February 25, 2016 — Russia and instability on Europe's southern flank pose serious threats to U.S. and...
A group of Russian MPs have drafted a motion that, if passed, would introduce new operating rules for news aggregators on the internet, obliging them to verify any republished information and setting a 20 percent limit on foreign stakes in such companies.
Jim W. Dean - Russia's competitive edge is based on an educational system where affirmation action is unknown, and produces a steady supply of highly-qualified technical people, so many that these people were themselves an export during the troubled 1990's.
Russian servicemen at the Hmeimim military base in Syria © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik A coordination center to reconcile the warring parties in Syria has...
Jim W. Dean - The US and Russia are dispatching the pre-conditions road blockers simply by giving them a deadline of noon on Friday on whether they are in the ceasefire, or are opting out and risk being put on the bombing violator list.
Russia and the United States have taken a major step to resolving the Syrian conflict by reaching an agreement on cessation of hostilities between...
NATO secretly votes to suspend Turkey's membership, tells her she is out as long as Erdogan is "in."
Preston James - Sophisticated efforts to use proxy mercenaries sheep-dipped as ISIS appear to be failing because they have been exposed. VT has played a key role in this exposure. Can we all sleep a little better tonight?
Jim W. Dean - Advanced missile technology, especially hyper speed fuels, has been the obvious catch up tool for anyone outgunned by the fire power of the massive US military.
Gordon Duff - Turkey was prepared to steal the NATO nuclear arsenal at Incirlik Air Base, 84 thermonuclear weapons. Israel, out of short sightedness, had upgraded Turkish F16s for service as nuclear bombers to use against Russia.
Jim W. Dean - Multiple hints have gone out to Erdogan that he cannot attack Syria and expect NATO to foot the bill. But is he listening, or even Obama?
Jim W. Dean - Col. Hanke reminded everybody today of the 190,000-man Russian force on full maneuvers in Southern Russia. Their exercise was moved up a few days due to the Turkish shelling of Syria.
Jim W. Dean - The good news is the UN aid trucks have been flowing, and this includes communities outside Damascus that have been held by jihadis for several years with their human shield hostages.
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova A UN Security Council meeting is to be called at Russia's request on Friday to discuss Ankara's plans for...
Jim W. Dean - As I had editorialized on the front end of the talks, several of the main players were only interested in participating as a platform to make demands to get what they have been using their terrorist proxies for, but were now losing.
Gordon Duff - Turkey is making these YPG terrorism claims to justify its building a defacto security zone inside Syria, which in effect will not only be a forward staging area for supplies to its terrorist groups but also a no fly zone protective umbrella for them.
F. William Engdahl - The world’s most powerful Superpower did not come to that position of power without extraordinary skills, cunning, a remarkable ability to lie convincingly, to deceive, to very precisely manipulate the weaknesses of their opponents.
The Tu-214R is a Russian ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance) aircraft. In other words, a quite advanced spyplane.