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Terrorist-supporting Erdogan tries to play the victim now

... from Press TV, Tehran - First published ... August 26, 2019 - The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin is equally concerned about attacks by...

Khan Shaykhun battle aftermath

Jim W. Dean - So far there have been no real international calls to discuss the proper punishment for those behind the fake war on terror.

NEO – Could the fall of Khan Shaykhun begin the end...

Jim W. Dean - We will wait to see whether Damascus will keep the momentum going, or stop and consolidate, which would give Turkey and the jihadis time to reinforce.

Geopolitical Roulette, Syria 2018-2019

The next round of the geopolitical standoff will likely take place in a larger part of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and the stakes will grow, involving more resources of nations in geopolitical roulette.

Brainwashed and insane – Fighters injected into countries

“We are terribly scared of Uyghurs; of their crimes. I don’t even want to remember what has happened. I had to flee with my four children, on a motorbike, like in some crazy movie…”

NEO – S-400 undermines the global military cabal

Jim W. Dean - The coup opened the door for Russia to offer Turkey a deal it could not refuse, a credit sale on the S-400s, quick delivery, and training Turkish forces to man them

Imprisoned Morsi died in court: who really cares?

People in Egypt are not in a state of shock nor even mourning the death of Morsi

Moscow, Damascus to hand crushing response to terrorists in Idlib: Lavrov

Jim W. Dean - Lavrov does not mention an "or else" course of action as to what Russia or even Iran would do if this crazy situation continues, with Turkey supplying the Idlib militants.

Turkey openly fighting Russia and Iran in Syrian Hama advance

Russia and Iran have had an enemy in their camp, with Erdogan's claims to support Syrian territorial integrity being a sick joke. His actions have mirrored the US' actions. He will leave Syria when it suits him, and not before.

Syria counters Turkish moves in the north with attack on S....

We saw clues to this move with the high number of bombing sorties flown by the SAA and Russia against troop and supply concentrations in Idlib.

NEO – What Happens Now with Syria?

The Syria withdrawal story has taken almost daily twists and turns, even with Bolton and Trump seeming to be going in separate directions.

Trump and Bolton play good and bad cop game on Syria

Jim W. Dean - The free and democratic US now insists, without any input from Syria, that it will decide Syria's foreign policy with the Turks on the Kurds,

Erdogan reneges on staying out of Kurdish Syria if SAA takes...

Jim W. Dean - We still do not have the details on the deal Trump made with Erdogan, and we cannot be sure that one or the other, or both, will not break it.

Breaking: Syrian army enters Manbij near Turkish border, raises flag

Jim W. Dean - Developments are happening fast now in Syria, as the name of the game now is "If you snooze you lose"

Egypt to back deal between Damascus and SDF to prevent Turkish...

Jim W. Dean - Egypt comes out of the blue to offer its mediation services to the SDF, which is caught in a pickle with the US pullout. Syria is forced to do something to maintain its position that no part of Syria will be dismembered.

Turkey seeks arrest of 2 allies of Bin Salman

Trump's lackeys are embarrassing themselves protecting Trump/Kusher business relationship with Bin Salman.

Turkey keeps turning the screws with bin Salman leaks

Jim W. Dean - If MSB goes down he might want some company, like Pompeo, and Gina Haskel, and maybe even Trump.

Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump, and Assassination

The Jamal Khashoggi debacle exposes the covert and diabolical activities of the United States and Saudi Arabia. What we are seeing here is that Trump is once again part of the Deep State, the very diabolical entity he presumably or superficially sought to destroy.

Can Russia, Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Syria form a counter NATO...

Jim W. Dean - VT readers know how much time we have spent watching Turkey with its roller coaster policy of supporting Syria.

NEO – Is the US Beheading the Turkish Economy as an...

The US continues to play its poker game of “Economic Show Down” with a growing list of unhappy countries.

Sanction “THIS”! – Qatar pledges $15bn of direct investments in Turkey

Jim W. Dean - Fifteen billion is nothing to sneeze at, as it is way more than Saudi Arabia ever did for Egypt during its financial crunches

NEO – Can America’s Neo-Manifest Destiny be Opposed by a Bigger...

Unilateralism, which the US champions, is an outdated way of conducting global politics.

NEO – Is Turkey fighting the European Union?

“The biggest mistake is that the Turkish military is not coordinating its operations with President Assad.”

Strange: Turkey Moving Against Israel in East Jerusalem

Investing in organizations and institutions based in East Jerusalem reportedly remains among Turkey's efforts to increase its influence in the city.

NYT bias and hypocrisy on display in Turkey election “analysis”

In the wake of Erdogan's predictable victory, the NYT should be apologizing for its delusional projection of a likely Ince win.

‘Turkey’s choice’ is not only Turkey’s

Israel and the US want a puppet in Ankara, one that will join against both Russia and Iran. Turkey's strategic position gives them considerable sway in regional relations. 

Erdogan: Those Who Possess 15,000 Nukes are now Threatening the World

It seems Turkey may well have awakened, and now recognizes that playing it safe by hanging out with the US and Israel isn't going to work.

UPDATED: Intel Drop: After warning from VT, Turkey arrests Israeli trained...

This latest mass sacking of Turkish officers is a body blow to a military that lost a large number of officers and personnel in the wake of the 2016 coup attempt.

Exclusive: Israeli Assassins in Turkey Now, Erdogan Targeted

The US now believes that it cannot attack Iran without killing Erdogan first and that Putin, without Erdogan at his side, will back away from supporting Assad or offering further arms sales to Iran.

Turkey recalls ambassadors from US, Israel after 60 Palestinians killed in...

Turkish government also declared three days of mourning on Monday for over 60 Palestinians killed on the Israel-Gaza border. 

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