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Oct 01 08:00

‘US had never had ‘Plan A’ for Syria, West a root cause of crisis’ – Syrian UN envoy to RT

In the wake of the worsening security situation in Syria, Washington has blamed Damascus and Russia for jeopardizing efforts to peacefully resolve the ongoing civil war.

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Of course, what the US government means by 'peacefully resolve' is to let the US remove Assad and install a puppet government.

Sep 30 17:21

AMERICA DESERVES BETTER, BUT EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE WORLD DESERVES BETTER

And if that is not possible under the American political system, I think the genuinely dark thing America has become, an immensely well-armed bully and thief who lies about every act, is what we are all fated to suffer under until its eventual and inevitable decline. It is the Obamas and Clintons - pretending to liberalism while expending their total energy on killing and destabilizing and pushing others around in hopes of custom-molding the lives of the planet’s many peoples, an activity much resembling the way a psychopath toys with victims before killing them – that quite possibly will bring us to a nuclear holocaust with Russia and/or China.

Sep 30 09:32

US protecting Syria jihadist group - Russia's Lavrov

"They [the US] pledged solemnly to take as a priority an obligation to separate the opposition from Nusra," he said.

"They still, in spite of many repeated promises and commitments... are not able or not willing to do this and we have more and more reasons to believe that from the very beginning the plan was to spare Nusra and to keep it just in case for Plan B or stage two when it would be time to change the regime."

Sep 30 09:28

'US has always been main sponsor of Islamic State' - former CIA contractor to RT

The US claim that Russian troops will go home in body bags if Moscow doesn't end its Aleppo offensive is absurd, former CIA contractor Steven Kelley told RT. He said Russia is the only answer to defeating ISIS. Other experts also weigh in on the subject.

When asked about State Department spokesperson John Kirby's warning that Russia “will continue to send troops home in body bags” if it doesn't put an end to the offensive, Kelley said Washington is pretending to be fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) when it isn't doing so at all.

Sep 30 08:42

RT Crosstalk 30 Sep Increased Tensions Pentagon gone Rogue

Sep 30 08:38

US Outcry Over Syria... Tears Followed By NATO Bombs

The crescendo of US-led condemnations against Syria and Russia over alleged humanitarian crimes in Syria grows louder by the day. The eerie sense is that this «outcry» is being orchestrated as a prelude to a NATO-style intervention in Syria.

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But you won't see any politicians' or money-junkies' kids on those front lines!

Sep 30 07:52

Russia says US inviting terrorists to attack its cities

Russia has denounced US projection of possible attacks on Russian cities by terrorists fighting in Syria, saying the statement amounts to an invitation to terrorism.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was outraged on Thursday after US State Department spokesman John Kirby said terrorists in Syria could launch attacks "against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities."

"We cannot interpret this as anything else apart from the current US administration's de facto support for terrorism," Ryabkov was quoted as saying.

Sep 30 07:51

Saudis reject US 9/11 act as threat to sovereignty, Russia says it damages international law

Saudi Arabia has rejected the Congressional approval of the act that would allow the families of victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Riyadh for damages, claiming it weakens the sovereign immunity of the nation. Russia has slammed the legislation as undermining international law.

According to a Saudi Foreign Ministry source, who spoke with the state-run Saudi Press Agency, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) will contribute to the “erosion” of the principle of sovereign immunity, one of the cornerstones of conduct in international relations. The law, the source claimed, will also have a negative impact on all nations, including the United States.

Sep 30 07:38

Washington has Just Declared War on Russia

Nobel Peace Prize laureate, US President Barack Obama has been steadfastly pursuing a policy of armed interventions and conflicts across the globe longer and more extensively than any other president in recent US history. Now he’s sounding an advance against Russia, paying no heed to the fact that it may result in world war followed promptly by mutual nuclear annihilation.

One could hardly make a compelling argument how else one can explain the statement made by Spokesperson for the US State Department, Rear Admiral John F. Kirby, other than a direct declaration of war. The statement reads as follows:

Sep 29 20:29

Russia, Pakistan conduct first-ever joint military drills (PHOTOS)

Russian and Pakistani servicemen conducted their first joint military exercises in Pakistan in a historic moment of cooperation between the former Cold War rivals.

Sep 29 14:25

SouthFront: US deploys soldiers dangerously close to Aleppo city

A report from a Lebanese TV channel suggests the United States may have deployed its special forces at Mare' and Azaz, two rebel-held towns in the northern Aleppo countryside.

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-september-29-2016-us-deploy-t...

US troops have entered the Syrian towns of Marea and Azaz located north of Aleppo city, Lebanese Al Mayadeen channel reported. The US servicemen are embedded with ‘moderate rebels’ from the FSA and are going to prepare the US-backed advance on ISIS in the area.

Sep 29 13:53

Declassified: Top Anti-Nazi Double Agent Was Trained To Spy On Soviet Russia

British spymasters planned to redeploy their top anti-Nazi double agent, known by the codename Garbo, against the Soviet Union after the war, newly released files show.

Documents released to the National Archives indicate Agent Garbo, real name Juan Pujol Garcia, was being primed to take on the Communists even before Hitler was defeated.

Sep 29 10:00

Kerry: If Russia Doesn't Back Down From Aleppo... We Will Sit in a Corner and Pout

Leave it to John Kerry to introduce "the silent treatment" to the world of international politics.
While "anonymous US officials" are threatening to flood Syria with anti-aircraft weapons if Russians and Syrians don't back down in Aleppo the Secretary of State has a different approach: Secretary of State John Kerry is threatening to cut off all contacts with Moscow over the 5-year-old Syrian civil war, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end... Kerry on Wednesday warned that the United States would stop talking to Moscow about ending Syria's civil war unless it ends the onslaught in the city of Aleppo by Russian and Syrian government forces.

Sep 29 09:51

Shooting itself in the foot: US legalizes lethal weapon deliveries to Ukraine

Last week, the US Congress approved the Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act, or “STAND for Ukraine.” As the Ukrainian Embassy in the US has reported, American congressmen unanimously supported the bill. The act’s adoption was an expected development. After all, it is well known that a Ukrainian lobby effectively works in the US and throughout the West. During his visit to New York, Poroshenko met with representatives of the Ukrainian Diaspora who have had strong positions in American political circles since the end of the Second World War... But the experience of American support for “democracy” around the world attests to the fact that the US Congress is in fact promising new bloodshed and destruction for the people of Ukraine and Donbass. Ukrainians have never been good strategists, and this obvious truth has never benefitted the majority.

Sep 29 09:39

Moscow to take tough measures in response to USA's threats

"Most likely, Moscow already discusses what measures should be taken in response to such statements, but Russian politicians, unlike Kirby, do not make them public. What he said was not only a direct threat, but a threat that an official person has made - I can not even recollect any other similar examples like that. Kirby alluded to Al-Qaeda that the Americans used to set against the Soviet Union - not only in Afghanistan, but also in Central Asia. This is an allusion to the fact that terrorism may penetrate into Russia, and the United States will contribute to that. If the USA contributes to the movement of terrorists to Russia, if the Americans supply them with arms, Russian special services will not leave it without attention. Russia will take adequate measures against those who do not just threaten, but mastermind a terrorist war against Russia," First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for International Affairs, Leonid Kalashnikov told Pravda.Ru.

Sep 29 09:30

Gazprom receives survey permit for Turkish Stream pipeline in Turkey’s territorial waters

Gazprom received a survey work permit for two lines of the offshore segment of the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline in Turkey’s territorial waters, the Russian gas holding said on Thursday. "We should note structural and operative interaction with the Turkish partners. Activities under the Turkish Stream project are implemented at an excellent pace," Chief Executive Officer of Gazprom Alexei Miller said in a comment. Gazprom reported in mid-September it had received the first permit from Turkish authorities for construction of the offshore segment of the Turkish Stream pipeline. The Turkish Stream pipeline was announced by the Russian authorities in December 2014 as a replacement for the South Stream pipeline. It was planned that the marine section of Turkish Stream would comprise four lines with the capacity of 15.75 bln cubic meters each. The pipeline is to run 660 km in the old South Stream corridor and 250 km in the new corridor in the direction of the European part of Turkey.

Sep 29 09:28

Russia’s S7 plans to set up corporate spaceport on orbit — source

Russia’s S7 group that acquired the Sea Launch floating spaceport is viewing an option of setting up a private spaceport on the orbit, a source close to the new management of the project told TASS on Thursday. "An idea is considered to set up an orbital spaceport provisionally titled "Space Launch", in a similar way to the Sea Launch and the Land Launch. Examination of the idea is at the initial stage, the source said. S7 did not comment on source’s statements. TASS has not yet received comments from the Russian federal space agency and the Rocket and Space Corporation (RKK) Energia company. S7 Group of companies acquired the Sea Launch floating spaceport from the Sea Launch Group controlled by RKK Energia earlier this week. S7 will receive the infrastructure of the Sea Launch and the trademark. The deal is expected to be closed in approximately six months, after receiving an approval from the US authorities. Resumption of launches is scheduled to 2018.

Sep 29 08:28

Russia publishes radar data implicating Ukraine in MH-17 shoot-down

During what was apparently a joint presentation by the Russian missile manufacturer Almaz Antey and the Russian military in Moscow, raw radar data was apparently released which allegedly disproves Ukrainian claims that MH17 was shot down by a BUK missile launched from militia controlled territory, and specifically from the town of Snizhnoe from where the Ukrainians claim the BUK missile was launched.

The data thereby supposedly confirms that only the Ukrainians could have shot down MH-17.

Sep 29 08:17

Hysteria at UN Betrays Western Terror Sponsors

Hysteria and histrionics at the United Nations Security Council from the three permanent members, the United States, Britain and France, was tantamount to a signed confession. Ironically, one can imagine how the wording of such a «confession» would go: We the intensely vexed members are hereby displaying our boorish displeasure that the terror proxies we covertly sponsor in Syria for regime change are being thrashed.

Such was the tawdry display of undiplomatic conduct by the US, Britain and France, with officials from these countries inveighing against Russia with unsubstantiated, sensationalist accusations of committing war crimes. The intemperance was then followed by tantrums and walk-outs from the Security Council meeting – a meeting that these three members had originally convened.

Sep 29 08:03

U.S. Threatens To End Diplomatic Talks With Russia On Syria If Aleppo Offensive Continues

By Baran Hines

The United States announced it is prepared to suspend “bilateral engagement” with Russia for a solution to end the Syria proxy war if the Syrian government forces continue offensive operations, Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said Wednesday. Secretary of State John Kerry told his counterpart Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Russia needed to take immediate action to influence the Syrian government forces to stop military operations in the strategic city of Aleppo, according to Kirby...

Sep 29 07:11

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova is holding a weekly press conference in Moscow.

Situation in the country remains tense. Fightings between the Syrain armed forces and terrorists continue in the northern region of the country, especially in Aleppo.

Terrorist blocked exits from Aleppo for civilians. According to the German media reports, terrorists confirm that they receive foreign support.

"We highlight once again the need to divide terrorists from the opposition," Maria Zakharova said during the press briefing.

Claims that Russian Air and Space forces conduct airstrikes on the hospitals in Syria are false. Most of the targets that were attacked by the Russian forces are the field hospitals for terrorists.

On the statements made by Washington

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Sep 29 07:02

Russian MoD: We’re ready for Syria dialogue with US, but threats against our military unacceptable

Russia is fully ready to continue the dialogue with the US regarding joint actions to combat terrorists in Syria, the Russian Ministry of Defense has said. It stressed, however, that this is only possible if Washington abstains from “any hints of threats to Russia's military and citizens.”

Sep 29 04:23

MH17 crash investigation: Russia reacts to another portion of drag

According to official spokesman to Russian President Putin, Dmitry Peskov, the conclusions that the investigators made in the most recent report were not final and shall not be considered as the final truth about the tragedy. "There is nothing to accept or deny. These are preliminary conclusions," Peskov said on the BBC's HardTalk when asked whether Moscow could either accept or deny the statements according to which the Buk missile system that shot down the Boeing had been delivered to Ukraine from Russia. "We need to continue the investigation. We have not seen any evidence. We can not assume that what they [investigators] say is the final truth. I bet you have not seen any evidence of those allegations," Peskov said, RBC reports. Peskov added that Moscow had previously excluded the possibility for the delivery of any hardware to Ukraine, not to mention the fact that Moscow has vehemently denied the presence of Russian troops in Ukraine.

Sep 28 23:12

Russian Warplanes Bomb Heavily ISIL's Convoy of Fresh Forces in Eastern Homs

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian warplanes targeted a long convoy of ISIL vehicles carrying a large number of fresh terrorists heading towards Deir Ezzur province, inflicting major loss and casualties on the column.

Sep 28 22:41

OVERVEW OF MILITARY SITUATION IN ALEPPO CITY ON SEPTEMBER 28

The last 5 days with hundreds of sorties,tens of thousands of rockets and artillery shells the real fight to take Aleppo begins!

On September 28, the Syrian army, the National Defense Forces (NDF), Hezbollah and Liwaa Al-Quds (a Palestinian pro-government militia), supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Arab Air Force, officially launched a full-scale military operation in order to liberate the militant-controlled eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city.

Sep 28 21:47

Putin Ups the Ante: Ceasefire Sabotage Triggers Major Offensive in Aleppo

The attack on Deir Ezzor was a flagrant act of betrayal. For the first time in the five year-long war, US warplanes targeted an SAA military outpost killing 62 Syrian regulars. The surprise attacks — which lasted for the better part of an hour and were followed by a coordinated ground assault by members of ISIS

Sep 28 16:57

Data Shows No Aerial Objects Approached MH17 From The East – Russian MoD

There are new details on the fate of the MH17 passenger jet accident, after Russia’s Defence Ministry released radar data from the day of 2014 tragedy.

Sep 28 16:05

Video: U.S. on the Verge of War With Russia Over Syria Time Bomb

The U.S. is helping ISIS and moving closer to war with Russia.

Why is the Obama administration ordering the bombing of Syrian troops who are fighting the Islamic State?

Sep 28 16:04

‘Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags’: US warns Moscow if Syria violence goes on

Unless Russia “stops the violence” in Syria, extremists would “exploit the vacuum” to attack Russian interests and even cities, the US State Department has said.

“Extremist groups will continue to exploit the vacuums that are there in Syria to expand their operations, which could include attacks against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities. Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags, and will continue to lose resources, perhaps even aircraft,” John Kirby, the State Department's spokesperson, told reporters at Wednesday's press briefing.

If the war continues “more Russian lives will be lost, more Russian aircraft will be shot down,” Kirby said.

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You know, the "extremists" who work for the US.

This is an engraved invitation to WW3!

Sep 28 12:28

Putin submits agreement on cooperation with China in war on terror to State Duma

The agreement, signed in Beijing on September 27, 2010, is aimed at the development of bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism, separatism and extremism, and contains articles on taking joint measures in order to detect and effectively suppress activities connected to planning and carrying out terrorist attacks, the accompanying documents stated...

Sep 28 12:05

On the Eve of Great Events: Leader of the Republika Srpska Arrives in Moscow

Developing relations with Russia is extremely important for the Republika Srpska. Its foreign policy is implemented through special representatives in eight countries (Belgium, Israel, the United States, Russia, Germany, Austria and Greece). Clearly, Russia is a priority position in this short list. Unlike Serbia, however, the Republika Srpska cannot afford to carry out the kind of “multi-vectored” policy declared by Belgrade (Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vu?i? visited France recently, and also met with former President of the United States Bill Clinton). And there are a number of reasons for this...

Sep 28 11:52

Yasenyukian Wall: rat-hole for Hryvnia might keep out Russian hens

Ex-premier Yatsenyuk's project to build a wall on the border with Russia keeps getting financed despite the fact that no one can find a finished wall - nor the funds allocated to it... in 2016 in the meager budget of Ukraine UAH 200 million (US $ 7.7 million.) was allocated to the project. Moreover, it appears that there are two parallel plans to build a wall on the border with Russia. The first, the "European Wall" at a cost of 74 million dollars was presented at a meeting of the Cabinet September 5, 2014. After more than two months on the books of the Ministry of Infrastructure, responsible for the implementation of the project, they did advance 235 million UAH (about $ 9 million.) and some work was begun. But a month later the project was transferred to the books of the State Border Service. For a further 2.5 months more almost UAH 164 million (US $ 6.3 million.) came right in. Also "tens of millions of euros" were allocated from the EU for the construction on the border.

Sep 28 11:48

UK analyst: Russian military campaign saved Syria from becoming terrorists’ springboard

LONDON, September 28. /TASS/. Russia’s military campaign launched in Syria almost a year ago signaled a turning point in the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) and prevented Syria from turning into a terrorist springboard, British political scientist, editor-in-chief and publisher of the Politics First magazine Marcus Papadopoulos said in an interview with TASS.

Sep 28 11:48

Crimean authorities thanked Kiev for food blockade

The First Vice-Premier of the Crimean government, Mikhail Sheremet, said that year-long blockade of food from Ukraine had greatly stimulated the development of agriculture in the peninsula. These words come as the terrorist organization, "the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people" and representatives of [US backed]volunteer battalions, organized a march on the border with Crimea, dedicated to the anniversary of the food blockade. "I am grateful to them for this blockade, because we were able to quickly reorient our businesses towards the Russian mainland, more than that, we started to develop our agriculture, our production, which has developed several times due to the fact that they made the so-called blockade". According to Sheremet, the organizers of the blockade accomplished only one thing - to kill agriculture in the Kherson region, which has traditionally supplied fruits and vegetables to Crimean markets. "Today, we grow beautiful gardens, we gather record harvests.

Sep 28 11:22

Russia takes Mediterranean under control

The Russian Navy has been actively exploiting strategic space of the Eastern and Western Mediterranean. After having built-up presence of the Russian warships in the port of Tartus, Syria, the Russians passed to operations in close vicinity to the coasts of France and Italy. According to the Western media, a Russian submarine appeared close to waters of the French naval port Toulon. Algeria allowed the Russian vessels (including submarines, according to confidential sources) to use its base Mers el-Kébir as a stronghold. The Chinese fleet, Russia's ally on the Far Eastern sea stage, also deployed its contingent in the Eastern part of the Mediterranean...

Sep 28 11:18

Kiev accuses Israeli President, demands apologies

Iryna Herashchenko, First Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament, claimed that speech of the Israeli President on aiding and abetting crimes against Jews by he Ukrainian nationalists during the WWII were 'inappropriate'. 'While speaking at the Ukrainian Parliament, the Israeli President took the liberty to make incorrect and non-diplomatic estimations regarding certain pages of the tragic Ukrainian history, the OUN in particular. This stance was not wise,' Herashchenko wrote on her Facebook. According to her, a number of heads of countries still use 'cliches of the Soviet propaganda when the tragedy of Babyn Yar used to be silenced'. Leader of the Ukrainian radicals Oleg Lyashko demanded the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin to apologize. 'Rivlin's speech humiliates the Ukrainians, thus I call on the Israeli President to apologize to our state and our people. And the Knesset to ultimately recognize Holodomor (famine) as genocide of the Ukrainian people,' he stated.

Sep 28 10:14

Russian Army Building Military Bridge Full Speed Test. Army 6x6 Truck KRAZ 255 PMP.

Bomb all the bridges you want USAF.
Published on Jun 14, 2016
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Russian Army Building Bridge Full Speed Test.

The PMP Floating Bridge is a type of mobile pontoon bridge designed by the Soviet Union during World War II.
The bridge's design enables for a quick assembly of its parts.
It has a carrying capacity of 60 tons.
During the process of its deployment, a truck carrying the bridge is backed alongside the edge of a body of water.
The bridge is then rolled off where it unfolds automatically. The bridge spans 390 metres with 32 river pontoons, 12 bridging boats and four shore pontoons.

Sep 28 09:14

U.S. Says Russia Bombed Convoy Even If It Didn’t

Now, rogue generals within the U.S. military are declaring that the Russians are responsible for the attack despite having no evidence for their claims. In addition, these generals and the Secretary of Defense are saying that, even if the Russians didn’t drop the bombs, the Russians are guilty of attacking the convoy.

Seriously, they actually said that.

Sep 28 08:31

Missile which downed MH17 transported from Russia, inquiry finds

The missile that downed Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine was transported from Russia, a criminal inquiry revealed Wednesday, adding that more than 100 people were under investigation for the 2014 disaster.

The investigators also confirmed that the missile which slammed into the Malaysia Airlines plane was fired from a field in a part of eastern Ukraine under the control of pro-Russia separatists at the time.

But the Dutch-led investigation did not directly accuse Moscow of supplying the BUK missile and its transporter system -- and the Russian government has repeatedly denied any involvement.

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"Photo of Putin with actual weapon he personally used to shoot down MH17. Honest! We wouldn't lie about something that serious!" -- ABCNNBBCBSFOX

Sep 28 07:40

Ukrainian Nationalist - New Regime Is As Bad As The Separatists [VIDEO - ENG Voiceover + Subs]

"Shuster LIVE", a very popular Ukrainian talk live show, was discussing the Rada (Parliament) decision to declare the Russian elections illegitimate ( I can only quote Lavrov on that whole issue).

Suddenly, one of the nationalists in the audience blew up and basically said that the "new democratic regime" are illegitimate clowns, liars and bandits themselves.

Note the round counter in the corner - it's the percentage of the show's audience that agreed with what he's saying (basically around 90% agreed).

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"Yes, but we are AMERICA'S clowns, liars and bandits, and that makes it okay!"

Sep 28 07:24

Zakharova: When Samantha Power opens her mouth, no "Kremlin propaganda" is needed

As reported earlier, the US’ special UN representative called Russia and Syria’s actions “barbarism.”

Zakharova commented:

“When Samantha Power says something, then one wants to cry out of fear for the future of the world, because it is in the hands subject to these kinds of heads.

Another brilliant quote: the US’ special UN representative, not finding any other argument, compared Russia and Syria’s actions to being barbaric. I understand that she did this for the sake of imagery and in the absence of any facts. But even so, one has to know something about the history of the world.

Sep 27 16:39

U.S. Says Russia Bombed Convoy Even If It Didn’t

By Brandon Turbeville

...With the recent bombing of an aid convoy in Urm al-Kubra near Aleppo, the Western media (as well as the governments it speaks for) is conflating the convoy that was attacked with a convoy that never actually entered Syria and which appears to have been attacked by America’s rebels. Now, rogue generals within the U.S. military are declaring that the Russians are responsible for the attack despite having no evidence for their claims. In addition, these generals and the Secretary of Defense are saying that, even if the Russians didn’t drop the bombs, the Russians are guilty of attacking the convoy.

Seriously, they actually said that...

Sep 27 15:31

NATO Is Reviewing ‘Nuclear Playbook’ To Deter ‘Terrible Attacks’ By Russia – Pentagon Chief

The Pentagon chief put Russia on par with North Korea when he spoke about threats faced by the US and its allies, and the need to invest billions into refreshing NATO’s nuclear playbook to integrate conventional and unconventional deterrence methods.

Addressing US servicemen, missile units and B-52 crews at Minot Base, Defense Secretary Ash Carter stated that the US and its allies had not built any new nuclear weapons or delivery systems in the last 25 years – and said that American nuclear forces must be ready to engage in a possible nuclear confrontation with Russia.

Sep 27 14:48

Syrian Army seizes Aleppo’s central district from terrorists – state media

Syrian government forces have re-captured Aleppo’s central district of al-Farafirah from terrorists, state outlet SANA reported, citing army sources.
According to SANA, the Syrian Army is now in control of al-Farafirah with sappers currently clearing the area from “mines and improvised explosive devices planted by terrorists.”

Sep 27 14:38

War Continues Between U.S., Russia Diplomats Over American Aggression, U.K. Joins The Fray

By Brandon Turbeville

The American airstrikes on Syrian forces in Deir al-Zour on Saturday have produced a chain reaction throughout the diplomatic world with Russia calling an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council regarding the attacks and causing a war of words between Russian and American ambassadors...

Sep 27 10:15

Moscow Makes Public Full Text of Russia-US Deal on Syria

Moscow made public the full text of the Russia-US deal on Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday.

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Not only did the US not agree to joint air sorties with the Russians, but also destroyed the truce by bombing Syrian military, and killing and wounding many of them.

Sep 27 09:50

New Cold War Spins Out of Control

In the aftermath of the U.S. attack on the Syrian army positions overlooking and commanding the Dier A-Zor airfield – the airfield, whose daily “Berlin air-bridge” style flights, are the sole lifeline to a city long besieged by ISIS – the Russian U.N. Ambassador asked a pertinent rhetorical question at the United Nations Security Council: Who is running U.S. policy: Is it the Pentagon or the White House?

What is so surprising here is the non-surprise evinced by the editorial writers of the New York Times. The Board blandly states that the Defense Secretary and the Pentagon might not comply. Not a hint of surprise is evident at the constitutional implications of this open defiance of Presidential authority.

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I don't know about you, but the fact that Sec Def Carter is running the show now at the Pentagon scares the living stuffing out of me.

He is one of the most war-centric, verbally belligerent, non-prone to dialogue that could lead to negotiations, Sec Def that we have had in quite some time, probably since Rumsfeld.

He appears very much to be drunk on the smell on his own cork, when it comes to confronting Russia militarily,and that is a very dangerous state of affairs in which the US government finds itself.

Sep 27 08:54

Gulf may arm rebels now Syria truce is dead: U.S. officials

The collapse of the latest Syria ceasefire has heightened the possibility that Gulf states might arm Syrian rebels with shoulder-fired missiles to defend themselves against Syrian and Russian warplanes, U.S. officials said on Monday.

Still, the U.S. administration continues to maintain that negotiations are the only way to end the carnage after Russian-backed Syrian forces intensified their bombing of Aleppo, the last major urban area in rebel hands.

The latest U.S. attempt to end Syria's 5-1/2 year civil war was shattered on Sept. 19 when a humanitarian aid convoy was bombed in an attack Washington blamed on Russian aircraft. Moscow denied involvement.

On Monday, medical supplies were running out in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, with victims pouring into barely functioning hospitals as Russia and its Syrian ally President Bashar al-Assad ignored Western pleas to stop the bombing.

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Translation: the US government never wanted a true cease-fire in the first place; they just wanted a lull in the fighting long enough to rearm those alleged "moderate" jihadists, of whom there are none.

Well now, having broken the cease-fire with a deliberate attack against Syrian troops, lasting an hour, the US government is feeling confident that it can do this with impunity.

But were I a member of the US government or military, I wouldn't bet against the Russians, coordinating with the Syrian military, to make mincemeat out of the last stronghold of the jihadists in Aleppo.

Sep 27 08:29

NATO IS REVIEWING ‘NUCLEAR PLAYBOOK’ TO DETER ‘TERRIBLE ATTACKS’ BY RUSSIA – PENTAGON CHIEF

The Pentagon chief put Russia on par with North Korea when he spoke about threats faced by the US and its allies, and the need to invest billions into refreshing NATO’s nuclear playbook to integrate conventional and unconventional deterrence methods.

Addressing US servicemen, missile units and B-52 crews at Minot Base, Defense Secretary Ash Carter stated that the US and its allies had not built any new nuclear weapons or delivery systems in the last 25 years – and said that American nuclear forces must be ready to engage in a possible nuclear confrontation with Russia.

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A memo to Sec Def Carter; Kim Jong-Un might potentially be stupid enough to do this, adamantly ignoring the fact that such an act would turn North Korea into a molten pile of oozing glass, courtesy of a US/South Korean airstrike; but Vlad Putin?!?

Mr. Carter, forgive me, but Putin has appeared to me very much the adult in the room in geopolitical discussions; he attempted to broker a Syrian cease-fire (which your Pentagon broke with a strike, BTW, killing and wounding numerous Syrian soldiers).

Everything he has done has been an asymmetric move against what NATO and American military have done.

NATO has placed a European defense field in Poland and Romania.

U.S. launches long-awaited European missile defense shield

Theoretically, this is to save Europe from any kind of Iranian attack, but why would they, in light of the agreement with the P5+1, which stopped their development of nuclear weapons?!?

Russian leadership is very aware of what these installations mean at their border; NATO and the US are preparing for some kind of an assault against Russia at some point in the not too distant future.

Added to that, there has been an encirclement of Russia by NATO forces:

U.S., NATO troop buildup in Eastern Europe to counter Russians is largest since Cold War

NATO has condemned Russia at this year's NATO summit this last summer, and appeared to be gearing up for war against it:

NATO Summit Closes By Condemning Russia. US Soldiers and Weapons to Russia’s Border

Therefore, is it actually any surprise to someone with more than two brain cells to rub together that Russia is preparing for the eventuality of war against NATO and the US?
RUSSIA PREPARES FOR WAR WITH THE US AND NATO, WHILE LACKING RESOURCES

In June of this year, Russia deployed troops close to their border with Ukraine:

Russia deploys troops westward as standoff with NATO deepens

And in June of this year, the following was reported:

NATO to send ‘combat-ready’ battalions near Russian border

This deployment is to happen sometime next year; and as of this Saturday, we will already be in October.

And please don't scream at Russia about it's weaponry development, when our weapons procurement system is mired in an absolutely incestuous set of relationships between the Congressional representatives who award contracts, and then get generous contributions from those firms making the weapons.

You, sir, of all people, have to know that how this translates, when US weapons are field deployed.

The deployments are late, sometimes to the point of weaponry being obsolete before they are delivered; have hideous cost over-runs, and absolutely cannot function as promised. Need I remind you of the current mechanical, and fiscal, nightmares with Lockheed-Martin's F-35?!?

As reported in August of this year:

Pentagon weapons tester: F-35 fighter jet has ‘significant’ problems

And finally, please do not compare Russia's President Putin with Kim Jong-Un, because there is utterly no comparison between the two leaders.

Putin has demonstrated, time and time again, his interest in good faith, hard-won negotiations; unfortunately it appears to be the United States government which appears to be thoroughly disinterested in such activities.

So I need to speculate; is the reason you're putting Russia and North Korea in the same "risk assessment" category is that the Pentagon is planning to launch a false flag with a mini-nuke somewhere in Europe, and blame Russia for it?!?

False flags, as you know, are a big part of the US military's stock in trade.

Sep 27 08:23

Russia to create new coalition on Syria

Urgent meeting of the UN Security Council which was initiated by Great Britain, France and the US turned into attempted public flogging of Russia.

Initiators of the meeting along with Germany, Italy, and an EU representative that joined them the day before, called military action of the Syrian army in Aleppo to be inadmissible. They called the UN SC to take a corresponding stance on the matter.

The 'six' also pointed out in an ultimatum-like way that given inability and unwillingness of Russia to follow its obligations, their 'patience is not boundless'.

The US representative in the UN Samantha Power claimed at once that Moscow and Damascus lead 'a full-scale offensive' on the East of Aleppo, calling the Russian acts to be 'barbaric'. According to her, the Russian side tends to continue war in Syria.

The Russian Defence Minister Lavrov claimed that the US tried to make Russia responsible for everything going on in Syria.

Sep 27 07:55

After F*** you EU! Philippines President now calls for ALLIANCE with Russia and China

PRESIDENT of the Philippines said he would visit Russia and China to open alliances with the two powers after he slammed the EU for attacking his drug policy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Odd how the leadership of the EU and US don't hesitate to drop white hot flaming death on innocent people around the world, but if you want to shoot a drug dealer they get really angry! One would almost suspect they are involved in the drug trade!

Sep 27 07:49

What you did in Iraq & Libya is the real barbarism – Russian FM spox rebukes US envoy to UN

The US envoy to the UN, who recently called Russia's actions in Syria “barbarism,” is hypocritical, because nothing in modern history is more barbaric than what the US has done in Iraq and Libya, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said in a fiery rebuke.

The American envoy to the UN, Samantha Power, blasted Russia on Sunday at a Security Council meeting, accusing Moscow of civilian deaths in Aleppo in the wake of the collapse of the ceasefire negotiated by the US and Russia.

Sep 27 07:48

Russia to agree on no further unilateral steps to cease hostilities in Syria — envoy

Russia will agree on no further unilateral steps to cease hostilities in Syria after the United States’ tactical tricks that gave terrorist groups time to regroup and reinforce, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said on Sunday at an extraordinary meeting of the Security Council.

"Requests for ceasefire — now for 48 hours, then for 72 hours — have become a routine practice," he said. "We have always been making concessions, at least tried, and reached agreements with the Syrian government. In the long run, it all ended in militants’ regrouping, receiving reinforcement and staging new offensives."

Sep 26 16:38

Dr Strangelove Or UK General? Londoners Asked What They Think Of ‘Russian Aggression’

A retired British military chief says Vladimir Putin’s Russia could easily crush Britain and NATO.

Sep 26 15:33

Russia Set to Debut Powerful 'Son of Satan' ICBM

The new 'Sarmat' missile will replace the SS-18 'Satan' and will carry at least 15 thermonuclear warheads

Sep 26 13:40

Norway’s theatre shows true grit our politicans lack

Perhaps the National Theatre of Norway can succeed where others have failed in getting across to world leaders the truth about Israel’s crimes against humanity.

Watch, listen and understand, Clinton and Trump, and hang your heads in shame for what you have become.

If you've never bothered, please do some homework on the subject before it's too late. And don't forget to apologize.

Sep 26 10:03

How the Pentagon Sank the US-Russia Deal in Syria – and the Ceasefire

At an extraordinary video conference with Kerry immediately after the negotiation of the ceasefire agreement was complete, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter strongly objected to the Joint Center– especially the provision for sharing intelligence with the Russians for a campaign against IS and al-Qaeda.

Obama had overridden Carter’s objections at the time, but a New York Times story filed the night of 13 September reported that Pentagon officials were still refusing to agree that the US should proceed with the creation of the Joint Implementation Center if the ceasefire held for seven days.

The Times quoted Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L Harrigian, commander of the United States Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT), as telling reporters, “I’m not saying yes or no.”

“It would be premature to say that we’re going to jump right into it,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but I thought that the civilian leadership of the American military was always the way it is supposed to be, and not the other way 'round: why Sec Def Carter or whoever actually ordered the attack has not been royally sacked, is a mystery to me.

That is, unless Obama wanted the strike, but to be able to claim "plausible deniability" in his having ordered it, and blame it on the Pentagon.

I think this is the more likely scenario, all things considered.

Sep 26 09:30

U.S. Accuses Russia And Assad of Bombing Syrian Civilians For Kicks

Citing a sad video she saw on the internet of a girl being pulled from rubble, Obama appointed US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power just accused Russia and Assad's government of bombing civilians and humanitarian convoys for kicks.

Sep 26 08:23

US to deploy new nukes in Europe - Moscow expresses 'concern'

NATO continues to expand its missile potential in Europe and Moscow is concerned over the deployment of NATO infrastructure near its borders, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov stated.

“NATO members are continuing to expand their anti-missile capability in Europe in the framework of the so-called ‘phased adaptive approach.’ We have repeatedly expressed concern over the placement of elements of strategic infrastructure in the immediate vicinity of our borders, which directly affects our interests in the field of security,” he said at a session of the Russian Public Council on International Cooperation and Public Diplomacy in the Public Chamber.

Sep 26 08:23

RUSSIA PREPARES FOR WAR, PLANS TO MOVE THERMONUCLEAR ICBMS TO BORDER

Last week TASS reported Russia’s western-most ICBM division will be rearmed with the RS-24 Yars missile system. Yars is a MIRV-equipped, thermonuclear, intercontinental ballistic missile that can reportedly carry up to 10 independently targetable warheads. The ICBM RS-24 Yars constitutes the backbone of Russia’s strategic missile force.

Sep 26 08:19

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – SEPTEMBER 26, 2016: RUSSIA DEPLOYS MORE WARPLANES IN SYRIA

Fresh video evidence from the province of Latakia indicates that Russia has likely increased its air grouping operating in Siria. The video entitled “Syria: Army relaunches offensive against militias in Latakia” and posted by RUPTLY on September 24, 2016 shows the Su-25SM attack aircraft supporting an advance of the Syrian army against terrorists.

There have been no Russian Su-25SM aircraft in Syria since the partial withdrawal of the Russian air grouping from the country. Now, Su-25SM jets are operating in the Syrian airspace. The Syrian Arab Air Force does not have such warplanes.

This means that Moscow has deployed SU-25SM strike-fighters in order to increase the air power involved in operations against terrorists. There is no information about numbers of Russian SU-25SM attack aircraft that are now operating from Russia’s Khmeimim Air Base.

Sep 26 07:30

Russian radar data shows no missile attack on MH17 from rebel side, indicates Ukraine involvement

The Russian military said Ukraine's refusal to publish its radar data, the positions of air defense batteries it had deployed in the area, and communications between MH17 and the Ukrainian traffic controller directing its flight towards the rebel-held areas in eastern Ukraine, made it look suspicious.

Sep 26 06:49

Damascus Has Audio of Daesh Talks With US Military Before Strike on Syrian Army

We already know that the US is behind ISIS,Al Qaeda ect.,ad nauseum!
This is really disgusting! Caught in the act!

The Syrian intelligence possesses an audio recording of conversation between Daesh terrorists and US military prior to the Washington-led coalition's airstrikes on the government troops near Deir ez-Zor on September 17, the speaker of the People's Council of Syria said Monday.

"The Syrian Army intercepted a conversation between the Americans and Daesh before the air raid on Deir ez-Zor", Hadiya Khalaf Abbas said as quoted by the Al Mayadeen broadcaster.

Sep 25 21:39

An Obsolescent Military: Bombing Everything, Gaining Nothing

What, precisely, is the US military for, and what, precisely, can it do? In practical terms, how powerful is it? On paper, it is formidable, huge, with carrier battle groups, advanced technology, remarkable submarines, satellites, and so on. What does this translate to?

The American military is an upgraded World War II military, designed to fight other militaries like itself in a world like that which existed during World War II. The Soviet Union was that kind of military. Today there are no such militaries for America to fight. We are not in the same world. Washington seems not to have noticed.

Sep 25 16:20

Russia Prepares for War, Plans to Move Thermonuclear ICBMs to Border

Last week TASS reported Russia’s western-most ICBM division will be rearmed with the RS-24 Yars missile system. Yars is a MIRV-equipped, thermonuclear, intercontinental ballistic missile that can reportedly carry up to 10 independently targetable warheads. The ICBM RS-24 Yars constitutes the backbone of Russia’s strategic missile force. "The westernmost strategic missile force division in the Tver region will soon begin to be rearmed with the missile system Yars. It will be a sixth strategic missile division where the newest mobile ground-based missile complexes will replace the intercontinental ballistic missile Topol," Sergey Karakayev, the commander of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force told the news agency.

Sep 25 14:07

Muslims Are the VICTIMS of “Between 82 and 97% of Terrorism-Related Fatalities”: US Government

Lest we forget. And Thanks to Alternative media and Vladimir Putin most of the world now knows who is behind the medieval Jihadis.

The Little-Known Secret to Destroying ISIS Propaganda

ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorist attacks on Westerners is evil.

And as a white American from a Judeo-Christian background, I am repulsed by the fact that ISIS is targeting Christians in Syria and Iraq with brutal murder … including crucifixion. [And these crimes are invariably not reported by the Western media.]

But most victims of ISIS, Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorism are themselves Muslim.

Sep 25 12:35

‘Beholden to AIPAC’ — progressive senators

Senators Warren, Murphy, Brown sign letter seeking to limit Obama’s actions...

The news that many progressive US senators as well as vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine signed on to an Israel lobby letter designed to limit President Obama’s actions against the Israeli occupation, now nearly 50 years old, has been widely reported, but the plain facts need to be stated.

Yesterday the Israel lobby group AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, flexed its muscle against President Obama and on the side of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu by posting a letter signed by 88 senators warning President Obama not to back any international measures that would pressure Israel to withdraw from occupied territories.

Sep 25 09:52

US Deploying Forces in 7 Bases in Northern Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US has deployed its special forces in at least 7 bases in Northern Syria which are located in Qamishli, Ain Issa, Kobane, Hasaka and Tal Abyadh regions.

Sep 25 09:49

25 September 2016 16:13 Syrian Forces Launch Operation to Recapture Handarat Camp in Aleppo + VIDEO

Syrian Army troops backed by their allies have launched joint attacks on terrorists' defense lines in the Handarat Palestinian Refugees Camp to recapture the camp in Northern Aleppo, field sources said Sunday.

Sep 25 09:47

25 September 2016 19:11 Latest VIDEO: Watch Fierce Clashes among Syrian Army, Rebels in Aleppo

Video uploaded to social media purports to show fierce fighting among Syrian Army troops and rebels near Handarat camp in Aleppo after government forces seized ground from rebels.

Sep 25 09:46

Russian, Syrian jets hammer jihadist rebels in northern Aleppo

ALEPPO, SYRIA (1:20 P.M.) - The Syrian and Russian air forces have launched a significant number of airstrikes over the northern countryside of Aleppo on Sunday, hitting several targets inside the jihadist-controlled Handarat Refugee Camp near the Shuqeif District.

Sep 25 09:44

Syrian Army foils massive Jaish Al-Islam counteroffensive in Eastern Ghouta By Izat Charkatli - 25/09/2016

Damascus, Syria (7:00 P.M.) - Moments after dawn, the Saudi-backed Jaish Al-Islam carried out a powerful assault on the Signal Base east of Rayhan in Eastern Ghouta.

Sep 25 07:20

Russia calls on US to stop militarizing Northeast Asia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned the US against the huge militarization of Northeast Asia, calling on Washington to stop using the threat of an alleged attack by North Korea “as a pretext” to deploy an advanced missile system in South Korea.

“It is inadmissible to use this situation as a pretext for the massive militarization of Northeast Asia and deployment of another position area for US global missile defense systems,” he said while addressing the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Friday.

Sep 24 10:01

Finally the Russians Have Caught On That Negotiation with Washington Is Pointless

No more provocations from Washington. Period. The insanity must stop. Now.

If the dumbshit Western peoples and the corrupt EU, UK, Canadian, Japanese, and Australian political puppets don’t wake up ASAP, war will be upon us, a war that cannot be won.

The criminal neoconservatives must immediately be removed from power in Washington before the insane fools start World War 3.

The CIA and the Pentagon must be put under tight constraints. And Donald Trump needs a massive trustworthy security guard.

The European governments need to immediately disband the NATO alliance.

Sep 24 09:58

Zionists Have Been Hypocritically Practicing “BDS” for Centuries

And all of these anti-BDS politicians and leaders are simply enabling this criminality and “chutzpah.”

Organized Zionism seems to conveniently forget that the original creator of these types of economic boycotts, sanctions and divestment programs to get other nations, individuals or political organizations to comply with their demands, or bring them to their knees, began with the Zionists themselves.

Sep 24 09:51

Did the Pentagon Bomb Syrian Army to Kill Ceasefire Deal?

The US has officially taken responsibility for the incident which it called a “mistake”...

A rift between the Pentagon and the White House turned into open rebellion on Saturday when two US F-16s and two A-10 warplanes bombed Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions at Deir al-Zor killing at least 62 Syrian regulars and wounding 100 others.

Many analysts now wonder whether the attacks are an indication that the neocon-strewn DOD is actively engaged in sabotaging President Obama’s Syria policy, a claim that implies that the Pentagon is led by anti-democratic rebels who reject the Constitutional authority of the civilian leadership. Saturday’s bloodletting strongly suggests that a mutiny is brewing at the War Department.

Sep 24 09:47

How Trump Wins the Debate

Trump has the same imperative and same opportunity as JFK and Reagan.

He has to meet and exceed expectations, which are not terribly high. He has to convince a plurality of voters, who seem prepared to vote for him, that he’s not a terrible risk, and that he will be a president of whom they can be proud.

He has to show the country a Trump that contradicts the caricature created by those who dominate our politics, culture and press.

The Trump on stage at Hofstra University will have 90 minutes to show that the malicious cartoon of Donald Trump is a libelous lie.

Sep 24 07:41

US to deploy new nukes in Europe - Moscow expresses 'concern'

NATO continues to expand its missile potential in Europe and Moscow is concerned over the deployment of NATO infrastructure near its borders, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov stated.

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Sep 24 07:11

Ukraine Becoming Poorest Country in Europe Amid IMF-Mandated Austerity

Starting in 2017, Ukraine will have the lowest official salaries in Europe, according to calculations by lawmaker Oleksander Vilkul. Meanwhile, Ukrainian politicians and economists have begun investigating the conditions attached to the IMF's recent $1 billion loan tranche, and are discovering that more austerity reforms are the order of the day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because that is what IMF does; make countries poor and banks rich!

Sep 23 20:51

Putin moves his most advanced GROWLER anti-aircraft missile system in range of NATO Baltic base as part of Russia's belligerent stance towards the former Soviet satellite states

Russian president Vladimir Putin has moved his most advanced anti-aircraft missile system within range of NATO's Baltic base as he continues to order his nuclear bombers to patrol the North Sea.

The S-400 Triumph, dubbed the SA-21 Growler by NATO, can destroy an aircraft at a range of 250 miles at an altitude of 90,000 feet.

Putin ordered two batteries of the highly-mobile supersonic missile systems to be deployed to the area around St Petersburg, putting a missile shield over much of the Baltic region.

Sep 23 15:27

White House Holds Russia ‘Responsible For Air Strikes On Aid Convoy Near Aleppo’

White House on Tuesday asserted that it holds Russia “responsible for air strikes in this space, given that their commitment under the cessation of hostilities was to certainly ground air operations where humanitarian assistance is flowing,” Reuters quoted deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes as saying. Rhodes called the alleged bombing an “enormous humanitarian tragedy.”

Sep 23 14:38

Western Media Blames Russia, Syria For Attack On UN Convoy; Video and Photos Tell Different Story

By Brandon Turbeville

Throughout the entirety of the Syrian crisis, Western media outlets have misrepresented facts and presented outright lies to their audiences regarding virtually every aspect of the war. Particularly when it comes to specific occurrences used to gin up support for greater Western intervention in Syria, these outlets kick it up a notch, launching flurries of disinformation and misinformation designed to leave imprints of false narratives in the minds of half attentive audiences. Incidents such as the Ghouta chemical weapons attack, little Omran, and, now the alleged attack on a U.N. convoy are now parts of a larger narrative. No matter how much they are debunked, confusion and distortion leave behind traces of the narrative embedded in the mind of the consumer.

Still, it is important to point out the false narratives where they do exist in order to deconstruct them as much as possible...

Sep 23 10:47

Syria Announces New Offensive Against Aleppo as Truce Talks Fail

The Syrian government has announced a major new offensive against the Nusra Front-held half of the city of Aleppo today, urging locals to avoid areas where terrorists are located and announcing a number of areas through which civilians can flee the area.

The offensive was announced after the latest efforts to revive the already collapsed ceasefire failed. Syrian officials withdrew from the ceasefire on Monday, citing weekend violations. The announcement was vague on whether this offensive would include attempts to send ground forces into the area.

Aleppo has been contested for years, with districts regularly changing hands but no one ever getting control of the entire city. Nusra and the Syrian government have it roughly split down the middle now, with repeated attacks and counterattacks yielding large death tolls but limited territory changes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia, in working in concert with Syria, has been very successful at turning back the jihadists (whether or not the US government is funding and equipping them; if Russia and the Syrian military successfully take back Aleppo, it is all over for the US military presence here, through their jihadists.

Sep 23 10:24

No-fly zone would ‘require war with Syria and Russia’ – top US general

Speaking to the US Senate, the Pentagon’s leaders blamed Russia for the Aleppo aid convoy attack, but admitted they “had no facts.” Only US coalition planes should be allowed over Syria, they said, though that would require war against both Syria and Russia.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, faced the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday to report on the ongoing military operations and “national security challenges” faced by the US. They also asked the senators for more reliable funding, saying the uncertainty was hurting the defense industry.

“Not only our people – our defense industry partners, too, need stability and longer-term plans to be as efficient and cutting-edge as we need them to be,” Carter told the senators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Ash...

Sep 23 10:13

Russia's Grain May Soon Bring in More Gold Than Oil

Amid a record-setting harvest, Russia's agricultural sector is giving the Russian economy a powerful and much-needed boost; according to some observers, the sector even has the potential to gradually wean the country off its dependence on the export of hydrocarbons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And because Russia has banned GMOs, the whole world is their customer!

Sep 23 10:10

Syrian Politician to Sputnik: 'WWIII Has Begun, and It's Being Fought in Syria'

Syrian Social Nationalist Party representative Tarek Ahmad says that the war in Syria has reached a dead end, with the intervention of foreign powers turning the situation into a chaotic mess. Moreover, the politician says that Syria is just one front in a Third World War being waged by Washington and its allies.

Sep 23 09:24

RT Crosstalk 23 Sep The Medias Syria

Sep 23 09:07

NO-FLY ZONE WOULD ‘REQUIRE WAR WITH SYRIA AND RUSSIA’ – TOP US GENERAL

Speaking to the US Senate, the Pentagon’s leaders blamed Russia for the Aleppo aid convoy attack, but admitted they “had no facts.” Only US coalition planes should be allowed over Syria, they said, though that would require war against both Syria and Russia.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, faced the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday to report on the ongoing military operations and “national security challenges”faced by the US. They also asked the senators for more reliable funding, saying the uncertainty was hurting the defense industry.

“Not only our people – our defense industry partners, too, need stability and longer-term plans to be as efficient and cutting-edge as we need them to be,” Carter told the senators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Sec Def Carter and General Dunsford; if you don't have the facts about who bombed the aid convoy, making an assumption that "Russia or Syria did it" is a recklessly irresponsible allegation.

And besides, cui bono?!? Who benefits from such an act?!? Neither the Russians nor Syrians do.

And again, I would like to politely remind you that a US coalition Predator Drone was spotted shadowing the convoy before the attack happened; if there was no intent to harm, WHY?!?

US coalition Predator drone spotted at time & place of Syria aid convoy attack – Russian military

I would also like to politely point out to you that Russia was invited to get rid of ALL the jihadis working against the government of Damascus (including those funded and equipped by the US government, such as ISIS); the United States military has not at all been invited, thank you very much.

So, gentlemen, it appears that after 4 years of abject failure in getting the alleged "moderate rebels" to create regime change in Damascus, you are contemplating a war against both Russia and Syria to accomplish this.

I would like to strongly caution against such an action at this time, because the US military doesn't have the weaponry; the troop strength; the money, or the manufacturing to accomplish a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia.

The way in which the weapons and aircraft contracts are awarded in this country is incestuous, because you have politicians who are, in large part, rewarded by generous campaign contributions by the weapons and aircraft makers who get the contracts.

And how this translates, when weapons and aircraft get into the field, is that they do not work at all as advertised; they are late enough as to be obsolete against other countries' weapons, and come with stiff cost overruns.

Need I remind you of the hideous problems with Lockheed Martin's F-35?!?

USAF Acknowledges Expanded Risk of Neck Damage to F-35 Pilots

Pentagon: Here are all the problems with the F-35

PENTAGON: F-35 WON’T HAVE A CHANCE IN REAL COMBAT

The F-35's Fatal Flaw: It Might Need to Win a Dogfight (But Can't)

F-35’s Latest Hurdle Could Send It Back To Contracting Purgatory

Gentlemen, first, the contracting process has to be fixed so that when the US government goes to war, it has the weapons, the money, the manufacturing, and the troop strength to insure victory in that endeavor; and right now, this is absolutely not the case.

And secondly, with any contemplated invasion of Syria to accomplish regime change, even if it involves war with Russia, the United States government is absolutely not on the right, or moral, side of history here.

And that means that the US government may well loose such a war, so I encourage you both to think long and hard before you commit to this; the aftermath may well be both globally devastating... and irreversible.

Sep 23 08:50

"Get good and wasted, Pete!" Social networks ridicule Poroshenko performance at Security Council

Social Networks reacted to the words of President Poroshenko on the similarity of the situation of Ukraine and Syria with humor.

The Ukrainian leader during his speech at the UN Security Council propounded some parallels between his country and Syria. In his words, the Security Council was not able to bring peace to these two countries

Poroshenko also, of course, blamed Russia for all the all the troubles. Allegedly Moscow unleashed violence both in Ukraine and in Syria, and then offered their services as a mediator to resolve the conflict.

Sep 23 08:50

RUSSIA'S COUNTER-BLOW: Info War victory and the destroyed Aid Convoy

In a surprising turn of events, Russia struck back at the US and the western media disinformation campaign, causing NATO to back off from claiming that Russia or Syria was responsible for the attack on the Red Crescent aid convoy destroyed earlier this week. This became evident after the public statement of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday, September 21, in comments to media following an ad-hoc meeting with Russian FM Sergei Lavrov.

Western media outlets previously reported, both through AP and Reuters distributors like the New York Times, LA Times, etc., as well as the UK's Guardian and BBC, that US officials laid the blame on Russia for the attack on the Red Crescent aid convoy in Syria. The attack destroyed nearly twenty of the thirty-one trucks scheduled to arrive in Uram Al-Kubra.

Reuters apparently broke the US version of events, duplicitously citing two conveniently anonymous military sources.

Sep 23 07:39

Russia Views Hillary Clinton As An "Existential Threat" To Peace

“Moscow perceives the former secretary of state as an existential threat. The Russian foreign-policy experts I consulted did not harbor even grudging respect for Clinton.”

Sep 22 15:29

Samantha Powers Condemns Russia For Condemning A U.S. War Crime

U.S. ambassador to the UN Samantha Power was furious Saturday when a Russian demand for an emergency closed-door session of the UN Security Council forced her to show up at the UN building to explain U.S. actions.

Sep 22 09:32

RUSSIA'S COUNTER-BLOW: Info War victory and the destroyed Aid Convoy

In a surprising turn of events, Russia struck back at the US and the western media disinformation campaign, causing NATO to back off from claiming that Russia or Syria was responsible for the attack on the Red Crescent aid convoy destroyed earlier this week. This became evident after the public statement of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday, September 21, in comments to media following an ad-hoc meeting with Russian FM Sergei Lavrov.

Western media outlets previously reported, both through AP and Reuters distributors like the New York Times, LA Times, etc., as well as the UK's Guardian and BBC, that US officials laid the blame on Russia for the attack on the Red Crescent aid convoy in Syria. The attack destroyed nearly twenty of the thirty-one trucks scheduled to arrive in Uram Al-Kubra.

Reuters apparently broke the US version of events, duplicitously citing two conveniently anonymous military sources, claiming that:

Sep 22 08:32

Biden warns Ukraine needs reforms or EU may drop Russia sanctions

US Vice-President Joe Biden says Europe could walk away from sanctions against Russia, unless Ukraine makes progress with economic and political reforms. At least five countries want to drop the sanctions, he warned.

Sep 22 08:11

Hillary Clinton Plans More War On Syria; “White Helmets” Propaganda Tool

Rick Sterling debunks the so-called “White Helmets” propaganda and makes the case that Neocons and Clintonites have launched a major campaign for direct US military intervention against Syria, potentially leading to war with Iran and Russia.

Sep 22 07:47

ATTACK ON AID CONVOY KILLS TWENTY, DESTROYS AID - AND OBLITERATES US WAR CRIMES?

“We have studied video footage from the scene from so-called ‘activists’ in detail and did not find any evidence that the convoy had been struck by ordnance”, commented Igor Konashenkov, a Ministry spokesman.

“There are no craters and the exterior of the vehicles do not have the kind of damage consistent with blasts caused by bombs dropped from the air.” His observations are hard to challenge, anyone who has studied the assaults of the “international community” on far away countries over the last decades knows what a bombed truck looks like - what fragments remains of it.

Photographs of the affected lorries show burned out vehicles, metal skeleton intact.

Konashenkov said that damage visible in footage was instead the result of cargo igniting - “oddly” occurring at the same time as militants (formerly Nusra Front) had started a big offensive in nearby Aleppo, backed by tanks, artillery and other heavy equipment.

Sep 22 07:31

Syria, Russia refutes claims of targeting humanitarian aid convoy in Aleppo countryside

A military source refuted the reports circulated by malicious media outlets about the Syrian Arab Army targeting a humanitarian aid convoy in Aleppo countryside.

The source told SANA that there’s no truth to the rumors circulated during the past few hours by some media outlets about the Syrian Arab Army targeting a humanitarian aid convoy in Orkem village in Aleppo’s northern countryside.

Russian Defense Ministry: Russian and Syrian air forces did not target any humanitarian aid convoys in Aleppo

Spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov asserted that neither the Russian Aerospace Forces nor the Syrian Air Force targeted any UN humanitarian aid convoys southwest of Aleppo.

Konashenkov stressed that video recordings don’t show any indication that the humanitarian convoy in question was hit by shells.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Then there is the question of motive. Neither Syria nor Russia have a reason to hit the humanitarian convoy. In contrast, Washington DC needed a distraction from their attack on Syrian forces; a means to go on the propaganda offensive and accuse Russia and Syria of being the bad guys.

Sep 22 07:29

Kerry's 'Parallel Universe' in Syria Revealed in 'Scant, Factless Show'

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has repudiated the address given by the US Secretary of State at the UN Security Council regarding Syria, calling it a "show for the mass media and millions of people" where "he confessed he is in parallel universe in Syria"; meanwhile political analysts suggest what else could be behind it.

Sep 22 06:44

What the CIA Does When The Other Side Won't Fight

How do you start a fight when your opponent doesn't want a fight with you? You force it... you create fear... you create fear and sell another stinkin' pile of lies til the body count meets your project goals.


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Sep 21 11:01

White House: Russia to Blame Even If They Didn’t Attack Aid Convoy

Yesterday’s apparently airstrikes against a UN aid convoy, destroying between 18-20 trucks and killing some 14 Red Crescent volunteers took multiple turns today, with the US claiming they believe that a pair of Russian warplanes attacked the convoy, potentially as “revenge” for the American attack on a Syrian military base the day before, which killed 83 soldiers.

The Russians are denying this, of course, but perhaps the even more unusual angle is that White House officials have subsequently come forward to insist that the US holds Russia responsible for what happened to the convoy, even if they didn’t actually do it.

Obama aide Ben Rhodes argued that because Russia had made a commitment to the ceasefire and to getting aid flowing in northern Syria, it was obviously their fault that something happened to the convoy, no matter what that actually was.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, it's official: both Ben Rhodes and this administration have collectively lost their reality licenses, with this breathtakingly stupid statement!!

Did the US NOT make a commitment to the cease fire, which they destroyed by Saturday's bombing of Syrian military personnel?!?

And why on earth did the US government feel it necessary to keep the terms of the agreement with the Russians secret?!?

And besides, cui bono?!?

Who benefited from the bombing of the aid convoy?!?

NOT Russia, for heaven's sake; and not Syria, certainly.

But the US accusations have absolutely no where to go; Russia has meticulously documented where its personnel and equipment were at the time the convoy got bombed, and it was no where even close to where the convoy got bombed.

Sep 21 10:54

When Russia Called to Get US to Stop Syria Strike, US Official Wasn’t There

Weekend US airstrikes against a Syrian army base in Deir Ezzor, a protracted error which killed 83 Syrian soldiers and opened up the base for ISIS to overrun it, carried on longer than it should have, because when Russia made the call to warn the Americans, the guy who was supposed to answer it wasn’t there.

The Russian military called and asked to speak to this “point of contact” official at the coordinating center which is running the US-led bombing campaigns in Syria, and were told he wasn’t available. The Russians called back again and finally got somebody who understood that the US was bombing the wrong target.

The Pentagon dismissed concern about the lapse, saying the contact “wasn’t expecting a call” and therefore didn’t feel obliged to sit next to the phone. Yet as intense US airstrikes were ongoing, in the middle of a US-Russia negotiated ceasefire, it seems like it wasn’t a total shock that a call ended up made.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the deliberate absence of the US contact made sure that the bombing could last just long enough to coordinate with ISIS as they rushed in to overtake the area.

Sep 21 10:10

Kerry tells UN that Russia must ground Syria air force

US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded on Wednesday that Russia force Bashar al-Assad's regime to ground its air force in order to revive hopes of a ceasefire in Syria's civil war.

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This guy is delusional!

Sep 21 09:42

Guess Who’s About to Get Wet in the Peeing Contest Between Obama and Putin?

A peeing contest is “a game in which participants compete to see who can urinate the highest, the farthest, or the most accurately.”

President Obama and President Putin have been engaging in just such a match for quite some time, but things are beginning to escalate in a very ugly way. The two leaders are blaming one another for two deadly air strikes in Syria, and tempers are rising.

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I wrote about President Obama poking the bear in Syria?

The bear, otherwise known as Russian President Vladimir Putin, is poking back.

Sep 21 09:06

Kiev: Erdogan promised Poroshenko to support Ukraine’s claims to Crimea

Turkey will continue to support Ukraine’s claims to Crimea, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during his meeting with Ukraine’s President Pyotr Poroshenko on the margins of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the press service of the Ukrainian government reported.

"Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey will continue to support Ukraine in restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state both in the bilateral and multilateral dimensions," according to the statement.

The press service of Poroshenko stressed that "the resumption of (Turkey’s - TASS) dialogue with Russia will not affect the position of Turkey."

Sep 21 09:01

NATO AIR CHIEF: For Russians, engaging an F-35 would be like jumping into a boxing ring to 'fight an invisible Muhammad Ali'

When asked how the F-35 Lightning II would stack up against potential aggression from Moscow, NATO air chiefs said they're confident the fifth-generation jet would devalue Russian forces.

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The F-35 can't even defeat 1970s fighters in a dogfight!

Sep 21 08:55

We Are Headed For War-Paul Craig Roberts

It used to be we used nuclear weapons only in retaliation. There was no first use, but the George W. Bush regime, the Neocons, changed our nuclear doctrine. It’s now a preemptive first strike. So, this tells both the Russians and Chinese they could get a preemptive first strike. Then, we tell the Russians we are putting missiles right on your border. You won’t have two minutes’ notice. They can’t accept that. It’s too much risk from a crazy country (U.S.) that won’t negotiate with them. . . . So, we’re headed for war. I think the only thing that would block it is if one or two of the European governments realize that they have nothing whatsoever to gain with a conflict with Russia. . . . The only thing they could do to prevent a nuclear war is to pull out of NATO.”

Sep 21 08:52

BREAKING: SAA and Russia Destroy Two Al-Nusra Offensives as Ceasefire Collapses

At about 10:00 am Syrian time today, Syrian government troops, supported by Russian air forces, repelled an offensive by US supported Al-Nusra terrorists on the northern fringes of Syria's largest city of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing about 40 attackers, the RIA news agency quoted Russia's Defense Ministry as saying. Syrian troops repulsed this attack of militants on the northern outskirts of Aleppo, and regained control of the southern part of the district of Al-Shkeyf.

Sep 21 08:52

Understanding Donbass, and how our American Friends thumb their nose at the world

I got to Donbass with my friend Jean-Josy Bousquet, attorney representing the League of the Rights of Man, for a brief one-week mission.

In these two departments, Donetsk and Luhansk, the Russian patriots, i.e. those whose language and culture have been Russian since forever, oppose themselves to the centralized Ukrainian forces, that are manipulated and organized backstage by Washington, intending to impose NATO, completing the NATO-ized cordon sanitaire which, from Turkey all the way to the Baltics, isolates Russia from Europe.

Sep 21 08:48

US coalition Predator drone spotted at time & place of aid convoy attack – Russian military

“On the evening of September 19, in that specific region, a drone belonging to the international condition, which had taken off from the Incirlik air base in Turkey, was flying at a height of 3,600 meters and traveling at around 200 kilometers per hour,” said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

“The object was in the area around the town of Urm Al-Kubra, where the convoy was a few minutes before it caught fire,” Konashenkov added. “It left after about 30 minutes.”

Sep 21 08:45

White House: Russia to Blame Even If They Didn’t Attack Aid Convoy

Yesterday’s apparently airstrikes against a UN aid convoy, destroying between 18-20 trucks and killing some 14 Red Crescent volunteers took multiple turns today, with the US claiming they believe that a pair of Russian warplanes attacked the convoy, potentially as “revenge” for the American attack on a Syrian military base the day before, which killed 83 soldiers.

The Russians are denying this, of course, but perhaps the even more unusual angle is that White House officials have subsequently come forward to insist that the US holds Russia responsible for what happened to the convoy, even if they didn’t actually do it.

Sep 21 08:37

Russia provides definitive video proof that US backed ISIS jihadists attacked UN convoy in Syria

The Russian military released drone footage of a pickup truck carrying a heavy mortar and driving past the humanitarian convoy.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said in a statement…

“No airstrikes were carried out against a humanitarian aid convoy in a southwestern suburb of Aleppo by Russian or Syrian aviation. Seeing as the convoy’s route lied through the territories controlled by militants, the Russian reconciliation center monitored its passage yesterday via drones.”

Sep 21 08:31

Russia’s only aircraft carrier joins naval task force in Mediterranean

Putin is doublin down on his Syrian bet.

Russia's Minister of Defense, Sergey Shoygo, said that the aircraft cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov" will join Russian warships in the eastern Mediterranean.

Earlier, military and diplomatic sources confirmed that the Russian flagship will participate in airstrikes against terrorists fighting the Syrian Army throughout Syria.

Sep 21 08:24

30 Israeli, Foreign Intelligence Officers Killed in Russia's Caliber Missile Attack in Aleppo

"The Russian warships fired three Caliber missiles at the foreign officers' coordination operations room in Dar Ezza region in the Western part of Aleppo near Sam'an mountain, killing 30 Israeli and western officers," the Arabic-language service of the Russian Sputnik news agency quoted battlefield source in Aleppo as saying on Wednesday.

The operations room was located in the Western part of Aleppo province in the middle of sky-high Sam'an mountain and old caves. The region is deep into a chain of mountains.

Several US, Turkish, Saudi, Qatari and British officers were also killed along with the Israeli officers. The foreign officers who were killed in the Aleppo operations room were directing the terrorists' attacks in Aleppo and Idlib.

Sep 20 15:18

Russia Warned Not To Meddle In US Presidential Election: Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia has been warned not to interfere in the US presidential election, claiming that Moscow is trying but does not have the ability.

“We have made it crystal clear to Russia to what the consequences might be,” Kerry told CNN in an interview that was aired on Monday. “The president, myself, we’ve had conversations, we know what’s happening, we are being vigilant.”

Sep 20 12:48

Your Move: Putin’s Party Just Won Re-Election, And Now He’s “Reviving the KGB”

OK, we all know the KGB never really “went away.”

But now it is coming back out of the closet in style.

Russia just held its national elections, and the results are solid for Putin and his Russia United party. His mandate has been reaffirmed.

Read more at SHTF

Sep 20 12:21

War Of Words Between Russia, U.S. After Emergency UNSC Meeting

By Brandon Turbeville

The American airstrikes on Syrian forces in Deir al-Zour on Saturday have produced a chain reaction throughout the diplomatic world, with Russia calling an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council regarding the attacks and causing a war of words between Russian and American ambassadors...

Sep 20 10:47

Pentagon 'Succeeded in Ruining' Lavrov-Kerry Deal on Syria

The fragile ceasefire deal hammered out by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this month has been hanging in the balance, with the main threat coming from the Pentagon, Fyodor Lukyanov, editor-in-chief of Russia in Global Affairs, told newspaper Vzglyad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, the Pentagon is "at war" with the White House over Syria, this country, this government, and the world are in a very perilous state of affairs.

But I have to wonder; was this suggestion that the Pentagon caused this to happen created to offer Obama "plausible deniability" for the strike?!?

Because, if not, and if Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, and US Sec-Def Ash Carter signed off on this without Presidential authority, they both need to be handed their hats, and immediately!!

Sep 20 10:14

Clinton Won’t Reject Idea Bombings Were Russian Plot for Trump

Blaming Russia has been the go-to strategy for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton since the convention, and that appears unchanged today, with reporters asking if Clinton was concerned that the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey were a Russian plot to try to get Donald Trump elected.

An absurd question, but Clinton was very specific in not saying no, instead insisting only that she didn’t “want to speculate” and then launching into a diatribe accusing Trump of boosting ISIS with his campaign rhetoric throughout the election cycle.

Clinton cited former CIA Director Michael Hayden’s claim that Trump is “being used as a recruiting sergeant for the terrorists,” and even accused Trump of “giving aid and comfort” to ISIS with his comments. She went on to insist she is the only candidate who knows how to fight terrorism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Talk about tin foil hattery in the extreme!

The question, gently lobbed to Hillary like a softball by a sycophantic Bloomberg presstitute, was to suggest the possibility that Russia was behind this, in order to shore up Trump's campaign.

And somewhere, inside the bowels of the Kremlin, Vlad Putin is laughing his head off, at the insanity of such a charge.

And if Clinton is, as she alleges she is "...the only candidate who knows how to fight terrorism.", then can she please explain to me how she utterly, completely failed at preventing the attack against Benghazi, which lead to the assassination of US Ambassador Stevens?!?

How did she fail so utterly spectacularly at this critical moment?!?

Because if she failed here, she will ultimately fail as commander in chief, when it comes to the security of this country; and this is not a chance American voters can take right now, looking at both domestic and international threats.

Sep 20 09:57

Syria Ceasefire Collapses in Wake of Weekend US Airstrikes

The Syrian ceasefire formally ended today, with the Syrian military announcing it was no longer sustainable amid growing rebel strikes. This was seen as all but inevitable since Saturday, when a botched US airstrike killed 83 Syrian soldiers and allowed ISIS to advance into crucial area around the Deir Ezzor Airport.

The ceasefire was already fraying, and the US airstrike effectively obliged Syria and Russia to launch renewed airstrikes against ISIS in the area around Deir Ezzor, if only to try to reclaim some of the territory the US strike cost them around the vital airport.

The truce began last Monday evening, and was a rousing success for the first few days, with no civilian deaths for several days, giving the country a rare period of calm after several years of war. There were some skirmishes reported later in the week, however, and then the US strike, by far the deadliest incident of the week, set off a powderkeg.

Sep 20 09:35

Could Syria Cease Fire Failure Cause WW III? Michael Rivero - September 19, 2016

Sep 20 09:16

Israel To Get 38 Billion Dollars US Aid Package — Good Idea ?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 — President Barack Obama‘s administration pledged the United States’ largest-ever military aid package to Israel on Wednesday — nearly $40 billion over 10 years.

A "memorandum of understanding" committing the US to providing $38 billion in military aid to Israel over the next ten years.

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