On Wednesday, footage of Turkmen fighters operating a T-55 Tank inside an unknown refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border was posted by opposition activists, revealing the extensive use of humanitarian sites by rebel forces near the Latakia Governorate.
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The Manosphere has once again followed the lead of Femen and has adopted both topless protests and ‘free the nipple’ in their new manifesto. Residents of…
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Protestors hold placards reading “free media cannot be silenced” in front of Zaman headquarters on Dec.14, 2014. (Photo: AP) In a sharply-worded response,…
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Investigative journalist and historian Gareth Porter talks to RT America, saying that the ‘history’ of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State ought to be a larger…
For the first time in the world, the Russian armed forces conducted an attack of a fortified area of militants with battle robots. In the province of Latakia, army units of the Syrian army, with the support of paratroopers of Russia and Russian combat robots, took the strategic height 754,5.
The systematic displacement of real politics with political consumerism, the replacement of leaders with media celebrities, and the real domination of the spectacle in every aspect of American society are fundamental trends of post-modernity itself; they were first undeniably visible in American presidential politics with Ronald Reagan and finally developed into the most extreme form with Obama, who was more of a marketing hologram than a traditional politician. Trump is the apogee of this phenomenon. Now the spectacle is openly taking political power. This “mechanism” is switching places with its master.
According to Russia’s deputy defense minister Yuri Borisov—as cited by TASS—the Tu-160M2 has been fundamentally upgraded with completely new mission systems and other improvements over the existing M variant. “This will be essentially a new airplane, not a Tu-160 but a Tu-160M2,” Borisov told RIA Novosti last year .
Details on the exact nature of the Tu-160M2 upgrades are scarce. Presumably, Tupolev has made long-overdue adjustments to the airframe that were supposed to have been implemented during the Blackjack’s original production run. However, those tweaks are likely to be fairly minor. The major upgrades are almost certainly going to be focused on the bomber’s avionics suite.
Russia’s Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET) is working on developing the new avionics suite for the Tu-160M2. “Today we can say with confidence that the new aircraft will be constructed using the elements of integrated modular avionics (IMA),” the company told Russia’s state-owned RIA Novosti.  “In the project to modernize the Tu-160, KRET will be creating new on-board systems, controls, a gimbal-less inertial navigation system, electronic warfare complex, fuel use monitoring systems, as well as weapons control systems.”
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Yesterday’s casualties: 137 | 5 killed in a landmine explosion | SAA secure Aleppo supply road | 5 killed by Russian cruise missiles on…
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The UK government through its Embassy in Kiev is funding a so-called ‘Peace-building school’ in Ukraine. As the following video…
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The following reports from the front lines of the war against Syria appeared online at the end of last month. Written by the veteran English journalist and…
The Syrian Arab Army’s 555th Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division is back on the offensive in northeast Hama after a brief hiatus due to the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) violent attack on the government’s only supply route to the Aleppo Governorate last week.
On Thursday afternoon, the Syrian Arab Army’s 555th Brigade – backed by Liwaa Al-Quds (Jerusalem Brigade), the National Defense Forces (NDF), and Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions) – imposed full control over Point 4, Point 5, Khirbat Al-Bayda, and several small hilltops en route to the Zakiyah Crossroad that is located just west of the Al-Raqqa Governorate border with Hama.
In addition to recapturing those aforementioned sites, the Syrian Armed Forces are engaged in a fierce battle with the ISIS terrorists entrenched at Zakiyah village, which is strategically located located along the Salamiyah-Raqqa Road.
Russian & Eurasian Politics by Gordon M. Hahn Odd how the truth comes out. Thanks to triangulation, the regime opposition power struggle, and possibly one between ‘towers of the Kremlin’, […]
And here’s the thing: the real American majority – the silent American majority and even the dispossessed American majority — which does not have proper representation in the elite will be somewhere between Trump and Sanders, but on the opposite side of Hillary, Rubio and Cruz. That is, the American society is simultaneously to the right of Trump and to the left of Sanders. This is the real America, American America, held hostage by the globalist liberal sects, possessed by the new world order and fulfilling the order not of the American majority, but the global financial elite.
It’s really the first interesting election in the United States. It shows that America is facing a revolution. If the elite will not voluntarily give power to the people.
Something tells me that the liberals themselves will not leave the USA and mankind alone. Will have to help them with that.
The U.S.-Canadian border would have constituted the central front of the War of 1921. Although Washington maintained good relations with Ottawa, war plans in both the United States and the United Kingdom expected a multipronged invasion into America’s northern neighbor, designed to quickly occupy the country before British (or Japanese) reinforcement could arrive. Canadian declarations of neutrality would have had minimal impact on this process. Plans for initial attacks included the seizure of Vancouver, Winnipeg, the Niagara Falls area and most of Ontario.
The numbers involved PMCs (partly paid by the Government of Iraq, the United States partially) sharply increased. The number of mercenaries from PMC has passed in February 2000 (last year the number of mercenaries ranged from 250 to 600 people). In addition to purely military PMCs provide another order of 5800 employees for a variety of projects in Iraq at the State Department line (mainly logistics, material support, the work in the field of Information and Security). A contingent of US troops in Iraq has increased since January, from 2,300 to 3,700 people, and taking into account the involvement of other parts of the special forces and regular troops, already this spring the US group could reach the size of 10-15 thousand. People (not counting the many instructors from the US and NATO training Iraqi army and the Peshmerga). More than 70% of employees involved PMCs constitute Americans. So we can say that the United States return to Iraq is continuing, despite the fact that it is under Obama in the “correction of errors of Bush Jr.,” US withdrew its troops from Iraq and were trying to distance themselves from him.
Imagery recently released by the Islamic State’s media office of Wilayat Ninawa in Iraq (Nineveh governorate) shows truck-mounted 122mm D-30 howitzers of the al-Farouq Platoon (of the Wilayat Ninawa Air Defence Battalion) firing at U.S. (E)P-3 maritime surveillance aircraft used for SIGINT missions over Mosul. The use of this weaponry, ordinarily used as conventional artillery against ground targets only, is highly notable, and highlights the Islamic State’s severe lack of means to counter the Coalition’s overwhelming air assets.
Daesh seems to have resolved not to confront the Kurds to focus on the center of Syria and sanctuaries major cities in the east, as Palmyra, Deir az Zor, Raqqah and its capital, allowing it to hold the east of the country by two roads that lead to Iraq, as well as the Euphrates.
So, Mr. Boot, if you and the rest of your wretched and disloyal IF/NC associates want to go to the Democratic Party and side with IF/NC’er Hillary Clinton, please go immediately and trumpet your departure from the roof tops. After all, what could be more appropriate than today’s Copperheads — a kind of snake that sneaks and strikes without warning — joining the Democratic Party, the original incubator and home of the Civil War’s Copperheads? In the decade before that war, Massachusetts’s Senator Charles Sumner was speaking when he saw one of his pro-slavery foes enter the Senate Chamber and walk toward his seat. Sumner stopped and asked, I paraphrase here, the other senators to witness that a slug was slithering across the chamber’s floor looking for a chair to adhere to. For the Republican Party, the movement of the entire IF/NC crowd to the Democratic Party would be a Godsend, a veritable slithering slug migration that would find no shortage of fellow slugs waiting for them in Hillary’s camp, and there probably would be enough chairs for all of them to adhere to.
The main problem of the Chechen commanders in Syria is that the North Caucasian militants in their groups have been defecting to the Islamic State. The groups led by these Chechen commanders’ no longer have thousands of militants, as they did back in 2014. Today, the Chechen groups operating in Syria rarely have even several hundred members, and half of the members are not North Caucasians, but rather members of local tribes. Apart from the ordinary militants who have switched their allegiances to Islamic State commander Umar Shishani (Tarkhan Batirashvili, from the Pankisi Gorge, in Georgia), some militant commanders who were allied with Salahudin and Muslim Abdulkhakim have also pledged loyalty to the Islamic State. For example, Amir Al Bara, the commander of a small Chechen group, is now fighting together with his men under the command of the Islamic State.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK4dSmyRZRs US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as part of her foreign policy wants to arm Neo-Nazi’s in the Ukraine after already spending $5bn of US taxpayers…