Category: NATO GANGSTERISM

Overheard on the Web: The Sultan’s Gyrations

Some people expressed their concern that perhaps Putin was a little reckless in agreeing to supply Turkey with S-400s. At the time, I confidently predicted that those advanced air defence systems would never be delivered to Turkey. The Turkish nuclear power plants may be built, but it won’t be by Russian companies. The “Turkstream” gas pipeline will be shelved. Turkey will not lose out by this second U-Turn; it will be rewarded with concessions that will be at the expense of Greece and Cyprus and…. Syria.

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Politico Report Says Russiagaters Should Prepare To Kiss My Ass

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—None of the investigations arising from the Russiagate conspiracy theory have turned up a single shred of evidence that Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government to rig the 2016 election, or to do anything else for that matter. All that the shrill, demented screeching about Russia has accomplished is manufacturing support for steadily escalating internet censorship, a massively bloated military budget, a hysterical McCarthyite atmosphere wherein anyone who expresses political dissent is painted as an agent of the Kremlin and any dissenting opinions labeled “Russian talking points”, a complete lack of accountability for the Democratic Party’s brazen election rigging, a total marginalization of real problems and progressive agendas, and an overall diminishment in the intelligence of political discourse. The Russiagaters were wrong, and they have done tremendous damage already.

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In the Aftermath of Israeli Attack

But, while Turkey fiddles, her NATO allies are still not happy. They seek an excuse to intevene and escalate the war in Syria. So, on Tuesday, Israel and France down a Russian military plane, killing 14 Russian personnel. It’s a provocation.–one of very many Syria has endured and quite a few Russia has, too. But Russia doesn’t take the bait. There’s nothing to gain by retaliation. The plan remains the same: liberation of Idlib will come. So Russia calls this provocation “accidental.” Wars are not won by losing one’s head every time the enemy provokes–even at a wanton and a criminal act, a war crime, such as the one perpetrated by France and Israel.

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Russia blames Israel for the shooting down of her EW aircraft (UPDATED 2x)

THE SAKER—asically, 4 Israeli aircraft were sent on a bombing mission against targets near the Russian facilities in Khmeimim and Tartus (which, by itself, is both stupid and irresponsible). The Israelis *deliberately* did not warn the Russians until less than a minute before the attack took place, thus the Russians did not have the time to tell the crew of the Il-20 electronic warfare aircraft, which was on approach for a landing, to take evasive action. When the Syrian S-200 fired their missiles to intercept the incoming missiles, the Israelis F-16 used the Il-20, which has a much bigger radar cross section, to hide themselves resulting in the loss of 15 lives and one aircraft.

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