Foreign Minister Lavrov at the UNSC, the UNGA and subsequent press conference
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It is really hard to conceive, figure out and even swallow the foreign action line of the Russian Federation these days.
They must have a firm strategy, immune from sudden winds of change but how can I guess it?
It looks even harder not to scan out in the distance of the future, that when Putin steps out, a new but different and steady hardliner will take seat at the Kremlin.
The thoroughly evil, always subverting and never idle Putin has struck again!
‘Fundsucker,’ ‘Budget Overrun’: Rejected Name Ideas for US’ New B-21 Bomber
“The US Air Force has unveiled a list of over 4,600 names suggested for its planned next-generation Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) by US servicemen and their relatives.
The naming competition was aimed at boosting morale, but shocked many upon its publication, as entries included such suggestions as Bombie McBombface, Chuck Norris and Another Waste of Taxpayer Money.
The Air Force Global Strike Command launched a survey in March, asking serving members, their relatives and retirees to submit possible names for the proposed aircraft. The contest entries were not made public until Thursday, when the War Is Boring military-commentary website published the list, which it accessed under the Freedom of Information Act.
The list reflected a full spectrum of feeling about the proposed aircraft, including 16 versions of Boomy McBoomface, suggesting just how much confidence in the plane service members have. The jet was also offered the names Wobbly Goblin, 9/11 Cover-up and ISIS, as well as Fundsucker and Budget Overrun.
The $80 billion stealth bomber is expected to be introduced to service in the mid-2020s.”
By the late 2020’s, when the 2nd prototype gets airborne (the 1st having crashed during its initial flight), that $80 billion will be what each of these aircraft will cost.
I wonder if the military people who submitted less than flattering names for this plane got in trouble or now have a “red mark” against them that will affect their future military careers? Since the neocons take over of the u.s. military, it will be little, inconsequential things like this that will determine career advancement. In fact, looking at the current crop of pindo military brass, it is obvious the single most important thing that determines the career potential of an individual, is an unreserved willingness to submit to a butt rape from their commanding officer. At any time or in any circumstance.
One could say the israelification of the american military is now complete.
‘Israelification’, soon to become ‘Ukrainification’ and finally just ‘fornication’ of the american military. Your use of the term ‘red mark’ was potent and tersely instructive.
The lesson which, no doubt, The Air Force Global Strike Command will soon be taught by their ‘superiors’ on Madison Ave. is: “Never, ever run a poll or naming contest that you have not already provided all the outcomes for.”
done … Californication.. :)!
‘Israelification’, soon to become ‘Ukrainification’…
I’ve been wondering what american exceptionalism is, I think I have finally figured it out. American exceptionalism is the F-35.
Cracks in the armour? Another F-35 fighter jet catches fire in US
“Another F-35A fighter jet – touted as the future of military aviation – caught fire during an exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, the US Air Force has confirmed.
No injuries have been reported, but questions are being raised as to whether the fire may have originated in the F-35’s F135 engine, manufactured by Pratt & Whitney, as was the case in 2014.
This is the latest hiccup for the $1.12 trillion project and comes only a week after the US Air Force revealed it was grounding 13 F-35s and was pausing production of 42 more, blaming “improper manufacturing processes.”
Poorly built insulation material being used in the construction of the warplanes is said to be “crumbling” into fuel tanks, according to a statement from the US Air Force.”
Didn’t the F-35 also have an ejection system installed that could kill users? That’s quite a built in catch 22. Engines that catch fire and an ejection system that kills the escaping pilot.
Time for all little theaters in the USA to stage All My Sons by Arthur Miller.
Here is a synopsis:
“We learn that Ann’s father is in prison for a crime he committed while working in Joe’s factory. Faced with a batch of defective machine parts, he patched them and sent them out, causing the death of 21 pilots during the war. Turns out that Joe was also accused of this crime and convicted, but he was exonerated (set free) during the appeal. Steve went to prison; Joe returned home and made his business bigger and better.” Shmoop
“All My Sons is based upon a true story, which Arthur Miller’s then mother-in-law pointed out in an Ohio newspaper.
The news story described how in 1941–43 the Wright Aeronautical Corporation based in Ohio had conspired with army inspection officers to approve defective aircraft engines destined for military use. The story of defective engines had reached investigators working for Sen. Harry Truman’s congressional investigative board after several Wright aircraft assembly workers informed on the company; they would later testify under oath before Congress. In 1944, three Army Air Force officers, Lt. Col. Frank C. Greulich, Major Walter A. Ryan, and Major William Bruckmann were relieved of duty and later convicted of neglect of duty.” Wikipedia
Carlyle, the Busch-run armaments investment fund for high rollers, and the Nuland/Kagan family (neocon Zionists of PNAC and “Fuck the EU” fame) is also heavily involved in not only US Foreign Policy but armaments as well.
Russia won’t accept unilateral ceasefire demands any longer and continues pressuring Washington to distinguish between “moderates” and terrorists. Doesn’t look like Russia is backing down much at all despite the recent provocations against it.
Israel’s pindo pets are tasked with destroying Syria, and being the obedient gofers they are, the Americans are using all the tricks in their playbook. The Russians know quite well what sort of subhuman garbage they are dealing with when they negotiate with these sods, especially the current crop of zionazi neanderthals labeled neocons.
Syrian Army Was Winning in Aleppo Hence the US ‘Resorted to Ceasefire’
“Syria, with Russia’s aerial support has been winning in Aleppo and thus it was the US who needed the ceasefire, however Washington was never sincere about the deal and simply used it to re-arm the militants, Canada-based award-winning author, sociologist and geopolitical analyst Mahdi Nazemroaya told Radio Sputnik.
The truce which was brokered by the US and Russia is now effectively at an end with the US being to blame, not Russia or Syria, Nazemroaya told Radio Sputnik.
With the ceasefire effectively ending on September 19, the expert then asked what the next actions of the US were?
“It asked for the Russian and Syrian Air Forces to be grounded, and said that only the US and its allies should have mastery over the skies of Syria and they are the ones who should be bombing,” he answered.
“We see whom they are bombing. They are bombing the Syrian military, they are bombing the legitimate government of Syria and indirectly helping Daesh as well as al-Nusra,” he further stated.
Mahdi Nazemroaya explained that what has been happening during these truces was that the US had been using them to arm extremists groups, not just “moderate rebels.”
“What I know is that the Syrian side and the Russian side do have humanitarian concerns for the people of Syria and Aleppo Governorate. And one of the reasons the ceasefire came about was because of that. Because the Syrian Army, the Syrian government was actually advancing and winning. And that is one of the reasons why the US even negotiated,” he said.
“It is important to point out not only that the truce is based on the victories of Russia, Syria and Iran and their regional allies in fighting in Syria but the Syrian position on the US is also very important: they welcomed the US-Russia deal but at the same time they are always wary of the US. Since the US does not keep its promises,” the expert said.”
Now that israel’s quislings have been exposed, and their no fly zone crashed and burned, I’m wondering what the cowardly sods will try next. The israelis are under the wire now and need to get Syria heated up their way before the american elections as their grrrl is no longer guaranteed the prize. I’m guessing they will stage a major false flag.
Good article by Finian Cunningham which knits together the various strands of the ceasefire debacle:
It appears Carter was trying to sabotage the Geneva deal – Lavrov was kept waiting for hours while Kerry allegedly battled the Pentagon’s poodle in a conference call.
This ‘rift’ is reported by the NYT. As establishment/Zio- friendly as it comes.
So it could be ‘theatre’, with Kerry playing good cop to Carter’s bad cop.
(I see in the press conference video that an apparently ‘unconnected’ question lobbed at Lavrov re the Israeli/Palestine conflict was met with a standard neutral response, with the RF cast firmly in a broker, non-partisan role. Lavrov is not the Foreign Minister for nothing ;-)
Or the rift could be real.
Either way, (as Churkin indirectly indicated with his question as to who was responsible for foreign policy, the Pentagon or the State Department,) the RF has to deal with the actual locus of power.
That means the Pentagon.
And that also means responding in decisive military terms to attacks on both it’s allies (SAA) and it’s own personnel.
Let’s hope the reported annihilation of thirty-plus operatives directing terrorist ops were true and that a warning of serious escalation is noted.
As Carter is charged by the Ponzi artists of Wall Street to contain China as a primary objective, the Pantiesgone might consider it prudent to back off Syria.
A billion-plus arms to Saudi and even more to Israel might have to do as consolation prize for the Zio-colony: defense contractors for now.
“This ‘rift’ is reported by the NYT. As establishment/Zio- friendly as it comes.
So it could be ‘theatre’, with Kerry playing good cop to Carter’s bad cop.”
It most assuredly is theater, the zionist propaganda rag nyt is promoting this toss is about the best prof of this one will find.
“That means the Pentagon”
No it doesn’t. All obama has to say to any rebellious pentagon gofer is you are relieved of duty and that is that. That is how the pindo chain of command works. Look at truman and macarthur.
When I say ‘Pentagon’ I mean facts-on-the-ground.
The ‘Commander-in-Chief’ has only the authority to change personnel, because it’s clear policy is decided by cabals like the CFR.
Time Rus got ‘biblical’ with anymore attacks on their people and allies.
Then the Pantiesgone can try explaining away the body bags that weren’t part of the script.
This obama/kerry vs pentagon theater by the nyt may be to head off the latest obama-clinton scandal. A heroic democratically principled obama facing down the totalitarian uniforms is something obama/clinton could use right now.
Huge Scandal: Obama Used Pseudonym in Secret Memos on Hillary’s Private Server
“President Barack Obama used a fictitious name when sending correspondence to Hillary Clinton along her private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State revealing that the White House has repeatedly lied about being in the dark regarding Clinton’s email arrangement and raising the question whether the sitting US President may himself have legal liability for mishandling state secrets.
According to the nearly 200 pages released by the FBI on Friday, buried during the low point of the news cycle when media outlets have limited reporters on hand to ask question and the nation remains distracted with terror, the protests in Charlotte, and the first presidential debate on Monday, President Obama knowingly used a pseudonym when sending or receiving emails through Hillary’s private server.
Hillary’s top aide, Huma Abedin, reportedly expressed horror upon learning that the email chain was coming from the US President having first noticed Clinton’s exchanges with an unrecognized sender on June 28, 2012 – in the last year of Hillary’s term as Secretary of State.
“Once informed that the sender’s name is believed to be [a] pseudonym used by the president, Abedin exclaimed: ‘How is this not classified?’” the report details.”
With Assange promising Wikileaks also has some interesting things still to publish, poor obama/clinton will need all the heroics the zio-gay media can shroud them with during the next few weeks.
RT cut Lavrov’s translated comments in the press conference about “if the lack of any willing attempts which are not sincere” … maybe he was getting down and dirty and RT did not want to go there but maybe the translator, who was a bit rattled from the initial misunderstanding at the beginning of his answer, was not up to the delicacy of the job. ? Hard job she had.
“RT cut Lavrov’s translated comments in the press conference about “if the lack of any willing attempts which are not sincere” …
When Russian government press spokeswoman Zakharova was talking about the recent tantrum the neanderthal samantha power, Sputnik translated her words as power would learn about shame, but RT translated it as she would feel embarrassment, a less harsh phrase.
Was this because RT reaches a much larger western audience and RT felt a less harsh reading would play to western audiences better? Or was it due to a 5th column translator engaging in censorous sabotage? RT has had trouble with both of these problems before.
According to wikipedia, RT is a Russian propaganda machine. So presumably RT has to use “nicer” description because the US is such great relations with Russia…. :-)
Meanwhile on the ground in Aleppo:
Canthama writes :
(September 24th, 2016 at 9:13 AM)
“NE Aleppo city terrorist’s defensive lines continue to collapse quickly.
1) Al Kindi hospital has been fully liberated, may the slaughtered Heroes of al Kindi rest in peace after being vindicated.
2) With the liberation of al Kindi hospital (high ground), Owaija and al Shuqayyif are completely hopeless to the terrorists, it will fall soon as well. That means the 1st leg of the operation (NE Aleppo city) will be a complete success and the terrorists will have a hard time to build new defensive lines so far from the previous frontline, meaning the disorganized retreat will create panic in thier ranks until a new solid line is built. The issue for the terrorists is that RuAF and SAAF are relentless in bombing their rear at the moment, no time and no easy fix for a new defensive line. Very impressive air-ground coordination.
3) Many civilians crossed the frontline to the safeguard of the Syrian Government in the past hours, numbers are coming and some 50-100 already crossed the lines and are safe now.
4) Reports on the ground of VERY active Russian SF activities during the Aleppo city mop up campaign, marking probably another chapter of this war of aggression against Syria. Soon photos will confirm it.
By now, the plan to liberate Aleppo completely is moving nicely, though the advance has been fast so far, this is a long battle, far from over. Happy Saturday to all, it is Spring time for the southern Hemisphere, maybe it is the Syrian Spring now, move on SAA, to victory. ”
For those of you still wrestling with the impossibility that there’s a rogue element in tthe Pentagon, I urge you to read this expose tthay accurately depicts the reality that the US military finds itself in: http://russia-insider.com/en/nobody-believes-it-everyone-ground-knows-they-are-jihadis-us-special-forces-hate-their-syria-mission
And let’s not forget tthat Flynn was fired for opposing US support of the insurgency in Syria.
Bottom line is that the Pentagon is run by loyal errand boys… Anyone rocking the boat is dealt with one way or another. Most generals would never oppose the powers that be and jeopardize their retirement…In fact, that’s why tthey became generals in the first place. The US military has literally been neutered, e.g. LGTB acceptance.
There’s only one agency that has operational monopoly over Syria and it’s not the Pentagon… I’ll leave it at that.
for vot tak:
This is an excerpt from an article in the latest issue No. 1422 of the British establishment magazine Private Eye, which publishes news on UK corruption as well as some humor.
on, Page 36, titled RAF Flying Low:
“The RAF’s state-of-the-art new fighter jet touched down in the UK for the first time tonight,” reported the Daily Mail last week.
Two F-35B Lightning 2 aircraft did indeed arrive in the UK, flying across the Atlantic during a major refueling operation to land at RAF Fairford…
…Of course, the jets are not here for operational reasons but simply to take part in this summer’s airshows. They will be armed only with heavy public relations ordinance – and it will be the RAF’s most expensive PR campaign ever.
Two years ago, the RAF’s first F-35B had to be retired from air show duties before starting due to an engine fire.
To avoid a repeat of that appalling embarrassment, the two RAF jets have also been accompanied by two replacements, flown by the United States Marine Corps, just in case.
The jets are also accompanied by a planeload of American technicians and US security personnel. Thanks to strict US ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) rules, there is not much the RAF is allowed to know about how their aircraft work, or don’t work.
Should any electronic components or software codes malfunction, it will be the Americans who will do the repairs.
If something breaks – and this happens with alarming regularity – the whole aircraft will have to be shipped back to the US under a tarpaulin for top secret repairs.”
But, hey, every plane comes with a signed thank you card from john mccain, taped to the forward control panel with genuine scotch tape.
hope Rus MOD and MFA have read it or know about it. Thanks for link.
During the press conference Lavrov stated that anyone in Syria or flying in Syrian airspace without the permission of Syrian government is doing so against international law.
Is this the first time the Russians have said this?
Absolutely not. Russia’s leadership commented on that numerous times, in particular with respect to the former agreements with the US to avoid hostilities in the Syrian sky. However, due to the refusal of the US and NATO to coordinate their actions with the Syrian government, their presence in Syria remains criminal.
Maybe, just maybe, once upon a time S400 language will talk. Let’s better talk diplomacy, rather than act…
This morning in north western Europe the news that the Syrian Government brought proof to the UN Security Council that there are plans to massively destabilise Syria soon using Phosphorous gas. Added was proof offered the Council that US experts in UN banned substance uses were seen entering the area in Syria where phosphorous used to be stored, leaving to go the the city where Phosphous is now stored, as if to ascertain if enough of it is available for a new attack on Syria using the gas. As a propaganda ploy this might make sense, but since US troops just killed 62 Syrian soldiers, injured 100, and the UN humanitarian Convoy was attacked using an Hellfire Missille fired from a stationary Predator Drone over the route of that UN convoy, after US Secretary Kerry tells the UN no examinations of proof of who did what as he Kerry and his people already know who did it, result in suspecting this Phosphorous attack threat is being prepared US and is sincere. In short, either obey Washington or all Syria is gone in the worst way possible: phosphorous.Maybe the shell game, maybe for real.
The combination of political videos that damn the USA for the next 1,000 years in human response to the years of global human Nuremberg type USA abuse. Half or more of Europe has been destroyed and 3/4 of the Middle East if utterly gone, and Africa is going the very same way if one remembers the US coalition erasure of Libya. All of these erasure, genocidal removals, are due to USA.