SITREPs

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Teflon Sultan (Pepe Escpbar on Turkey coup)

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik News When Turkish President/aspiring Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan landed at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport early Saturday morning, he declared the attempted coup against his government a failure, and a “gift from God.” God apparently uses Face Time. It was via that iconic iPhone footage from an undisclosed location shown live on CNN Turk by a bewildered female anchor that Erdogan managed to call his legion of followers to hit the streets, unleash People

Military Coup in Turkey SITREP Updated, by Scott

Pro-NATO military coup failed after a few hours. The rebels immediately closed the straits of Dardanelles for all ships to stop Russian ships traveling to and from Syria. The coup organizers wanted closer relations with NATO and Washington. Turks want closer relations with Russia, and no Washington. Turks want to survive and eat, and to stay warm in coming winter. They need Russia’s market and Russia’s gas for these. Everyone

Brexit SITREP: Looking down from Northern England

by Jack J. Back in 2015 we were all moving to Scotland. Ed Milliband had just suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of polish-faced Cameron. After years of austerity actually driving the deficit up, the British people voted for more of the same; the combined vote of blue, yellow and purple tories topped 50%, so even proportional representation would not have fundamentally changed the outcome. Sorry, did I say

The “XXVIth NATO Party Conference” in Warsaw (a commentary)

So the much advertised NATO summit in Warsaw finally took place.  It was a total success, at least if the criterion is that the outcome matched the expectations: Poroshenko and Nadezhda Savchenko were invited and treated like a respected guest Russia was condemned for her “aggressions” in Georgia, Crimea and the Ukraine The Poles plastered Warsaw with posters saying “ACHTUNG RUϟϟIA” The Balts each got one NATO battalion to deter

UK SITREP: The Brexit Farce and the Headless Chicken-Coup

by Jack J. The British establishment have suffered two serious setbacks in rapid succession: The Tories have lost both of their leading figures, caused economic turmoil and empowered secessionist forces in Scotland, whilst the genuinely anti-establishment Leader of the opposition has been massively strengthened through a botched coup attempt. During the 2015 General Election Cameron promised a referendum ‘on Europe’ to the British electorate, and won a slim majority through

Ukraine Poland NATO SITREP July 2, 2016 by Scott

“Poland has not perished, but should die“ – outrageous slogan in Przemysl     More images from Poland here and here Historical photos of aftermath of the Bandera’s militants attack on a train in Poland in 1944. 18+ All of the victims were Polish citizens, mostly women and old people. Atrocities of the Bandera death battalions in Poland, Belorussia and Ukraine , 21+ Actor and member of Polish Parliament Pavel

World SITREP June 30th, by Baaz

RUSSIA President Putin: Rivalry for world’s resources increasing, some try to disregard all rules The world is seeing ever-stronger competition for resources, and some players try to disregard all the rules, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, adding that potential for conflict is growing worldwide. The situation across the world is becoming less predictable, Putin said at a meeting with Russian ambassadors and permanent representatives abroad. According to the Russian

Northrop Grumman on a collision path with Yaroslav the Wise, by Scott Humor

On June 17th, US destroyer cut off Russian patrol frigate that was fighting Islamic terrorists ISIS in Syria, by sailing a little too close to the wind. About 55ft or 180 meters to be correct. Russia’s defense news TV channel Zvezda cites at least two violations of the international maritime laws broken by the US ship captain.   Russian patrol frigate Yaroslav Mudry or Yaroslav the Wise is a submarine

After BREXIT: Russia Ukraine Finland Poland SITREP, by Scott Humor

Michael McFaul, the Washington Post and all others who declared Brexit to be a Putin’s victory, still don’t understand that Putin has won long before June 23rd referendum. The fact that the UK, the heart of the EU, has left the EU shows that they are just started to react to the Russia’s victory. By orchestrating this referendum, the British demonstrate their willingness to divide Europe as quickly as possible.

Week of Victories Russia SITREP June 25th, 2016 by Scott Humor

It’s been a truly amazing week for Russian society with many huge victories, some unexpected.   On Wednesday, President Putin signed a Federal law prohibiting the  Central Bank of Russia changing auto insurance rates during the year after their establishment, reported the official Internet portal of legal information. The essence of this news is not insurance. Vladimir Putin. Banned. The Central Bank Of Russia. Let’s for a moment ponder about

Kazakhstan SITREP June 20, 2016 by Scott Humor

Kazakhstan’s President Nazarbayev and Putin say “we” at SPIEF 2016 On June 16-18 the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum took place in the Northern capital of Russia St. Petersburg Om June 17, 2016 President Putin met with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The presidents’ conversation took place at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum before the plenary session, in which they will take part. On Friday Russian President Vladimir Putin,

World SITREP June 18th, 2016 by Baaz

RUSSIA Chechnya: Republic Of Contrasts (RT Documentary) Russia’s Republic of Chechnya has undergone a revival after two military operations in its recent post-Soviet history. Today, the region is home one of the largest mosques in Europe, hosts international celebrities and even is trying its hand at high fashion. We explore this republic of contrasts to look at how the Chechen people have struck a balance between tradition and modernity. More

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, SPIEF, EU, Sarkozy, Israel, Russia SITREP

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, SPIEF, EU, Sarkozy, Israel, Russia SITREP, by Scott Humor Lavrov: “Europe is turning into a region which projects instability outside its borders.” Lavrov: “The EU’s selective approach to dialogue with Russia will no longer work” Lavrov: “We are witnesses to major changes in the international scene. Russia is part of the global world and it is changing right before our eyes.” Lavrov: “We observe such

Warsaw NATO Summit Ultimatum to Russia: Waiting for Yalta-2 Part II: by Scott Humor

Waiting for Yalta – 2 Part I: What the Kerry-Lavrov pact brings to the table   The U.S. only fails at everything Children can be brutally honest, sometimes. A small son comes into his mother’s room and asks, “Mom, have you ever seen my dad naked?” And she is like, “Huh? What?” “Dad is in a shower now. Come quick and look at this horror.” Someone recently wrote that Americans

World SITREP June 11th, 2016 Updated by Baaz

The U.S. Stephen Kinzer: Is U.S. Foreign Policy the Most Destabilizing Force in the World Today? Stephen Kinzer discusses U.S. foreign policy and interventionism and whether it is the most destabilizing force in the world today. He discusses which US election candidate would be worst in terms of increasing war tensions and also covers the legacy of Muhammad Ali’s anti-war posture and “American exceptionalism” which is a key factor in

Germany SITREP June 10th, 2016 by C.

Merkel’s politics I heard some people remark that Merkel’s politics seem to have changed drastically rather recently. For a long time she has very carefully pursued very clever politics that made her more and more powerful. Even throughout the last flare ups of the so called “Euro-Crisis” (a crisis that is nowhere near over and will be back with a bang shortly) she took a very mendacious, dangerous and “bordering

Michael McFaul: We declared war on Russia. What’s next? Updated by Scott

“You conducted genocide of Armenia, sirs.” “But you’re guilty of Holocaust, Sirs!” “You are killing Kurds, sirs!” “But you slaughtered Ruanda, sirs” “And you sponsor ISIS executors, sirs” “And you genocided half of African population, sirs” From the Dialogues of the members of Democratic coalition Nations with nuclear weapons: United States, Russia, Britain, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan, North Korea Nations hosting nuclear weapons: Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey, Romania,

The World SITREP June 4th, 2016 by Baaz

Russia Crimea Kerch Strait Bridge FYI: Orthodox Christian channel with many videos in English Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joins RT America History of the Soviet Union and Armenia. Bravery ..about which we don’t read often. The Remarkable Acts of Heroism of Shavarsh Karapetyan   Amazing drone flyby: Aerial view of Mount Athos, the ‘Holy Mountain’ of Orthodox Christianity Russian Kalmykia: The Monk’s White Path Follow the monks’ white path through the unending plains

The World SITREP May 28th, 2016 by Baaz

The World SITREP May 28th, 2016 by Baaz Russia Putin arrives at Mount Athos to mark 1,000 years of Russian presence May 28, 2016 – Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Protaton Church in Karyes, on Mount Athos, Saturday. He thanked the community for welcoming him warmly and praised the acts that are conducted on the peninsula that is home to 20 monasteries. Greek Orthodox priest (Greek): “Today we are

Kiev Junta’s victims sue Ukraine for hundreds of millions in ECHR, by Scott

Ukraine SITREP May 25, 2016   Since the beginning of the week the biggest news has been information released by Vladimir Markin, Head of Media Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation He stated that over 2000 legal complaints have been filed in ECHR court against the Ukraine regime. “According to information available to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, since the beginning of the punitive operation

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