Nov 28

H/t reader squodgy:

Turkey needs/wants to join EU, but also wants Russia’s GAS for Europe.
But the Rothschilds & Rockefellers don’t want Putin’s Gas to get through.

The Southern Pipeline bypassed Ukraine beautifully, but Erdogan bows to the Rothschilds who have been allowing him to clean up on ISIS Oil sales.”


Putin orders sanctions against Turkey after downing of jet:

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane.

It includes a ban on some goods and forbids extensions of labor contracts for Turks working in Russia as of Jan. 1. It doesn’t specify what goods are to be banned or give other details, but it also calls for ending chartered flights from Russia to Turkey and for Russian tourism companies to stop selling vacation packages that would include a stay in Turkey. Continue reading »

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Nov 28

Putin told to NUKE Istanbul in revenge for downing of jet bomber by Turkey:

Fury: Vladimir Zhirinovsky left, urged Putin to nuke Istanbul

An enraged Russian politician urged Vladimir Putin to drop a NUCLEAR BOMB on Istanbul as revenge for Turkey shooting down a jet bomber.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky called for the extermination of nine million by annihilating the Turkish city during a radio interview. Continue reading »

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Nov 25

President Vladimir Putin

Ukraine: Vladimir Putin threatens to turn off the gas:

In threat to switch off Ukraine’s gas, Russian president acknowledges gas deliveries to the European Union would also be jeopardised

President Vladimir Putin threatened the “extreme measure” on Thursday of cutting off Russian gas for Ukraine unless the country pays in advance for all its supplies.

In a stark letter to 18 world leaders, Mr Putin acknowledged that, in such a “critical situation”, gas deliveries to the European Union would also be jeopardised. Continue reading »

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Nov 24

Russian president Vladimir Putin

Russia Suspends Military Cooperation With Turkey, Will Use Warships To “Destroy Any Threats To Russian Planes”:

Despite demands from France’s Hollande, America’s Obama, and NATO’s Stoltenberg that this situation not esclate, it appears Putin is not taking the shooting down of a fighter jet lying down. The seemingly cagey confirmation by NATO and Obama of Turkey’s claims that Russia invaded its airspace has been rebuked by Russia which claims the Hmeimim airbase radar shows the attacking Turkish plane violating Syrian airspace. In response, Russia is moving a Cruiser ‘Moskva’ off the coast to strengthen air-defenses – just as French and US carriers are on their way.

Here is The Turkish version mapping of the flight paths.


Russia claims otherwise:


And is escalating:


The Missile cruiser in question: Continue reading »

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Nov 24

Vladimir Putin speaking with the King of Jordan …

Watch from 5:48 into the video:

“…a stab in our back by the accomplices of terrorism…”

“…our plane was shot down over Syrian territory…”


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Nov 22


Inside Vladimir Putin’s Multi-Billion Dollar, Triple-Decker War Room

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Nov 12


Did Russia Just “Gently” Threaten The USA?:

Interesting stuff today.  A major Russian TV channel just aired a report about Putin meeting with his top military commanders.  I don’t have the time to translate what Putin said word for word, but basically he said that the USA had refused every single Russian offer to negotiate about the US anti-missile system in Europe and that while the US had initially promised that the real target of this system was Iran, now that the Iranian nuclear issue had been solved, the US was still deploying the system.  Putin added that the US was clearly attempting to change the world’s military balance.  And then the Russian footage showed this:


According to the Kremlin, it was a mistakenly leaked secret document.  And just to make sure that everybody got it, RT wrote a full article in English about this in an article entitled “‘Assured unacceptable damage’: Russian TV accidentally leaks secret ‘nuclear torpedo’ design“. According to RT: Continue reading »

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Nov 09

Defense Secretary Suggests Putin Might Nuke America, Says US Will “Defend International Order”

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Nov 02


Putin’s Approval Rating Reaches A New High:

Vladimir Putin’s approval rating in Russia has soared to yet another all time high; leaving all those who don’t like Putin or were hoping for some sort of regime change in Russia continue to be out of luck. One reason why we are even posting about this is that the Western press has also reported on the event, employing a somewhat less neutral tone of voice. What makes the sour grapes style reporting in the Western media especially funny is that while it is true that the Kremlin exerts extraordinary influence on the media in Russia, one wonders in what way their reportage on Syria is different from the reporting in the happily self-censoring US mainstream media on the Iraq war, especially in the run-up to said war.

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Oct 31

Putin Defies The West, Leads BRICS Alliance Away From NWO Reservation

Russia’s Putin Says Global Warming Is ‘A Fraud’:

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes global warming is a “fraud” — a plot to keep Russia from using its vast oil and natural gas reserves.

Putin believes “there is no global warming, that this is a fraud to restrain the industrial development of several countries, including Russia,” Stanislav Belkovsky, a political analyst and Putin critic, told The New York Times. Continue reading »

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Oct 30


Putin Makes Obama an Offer He Can’t Refuse:

Why is John Kerry so eager to convene an emergency summit on Syria now when the war has been dragging on for four and a half years?

Is he worried that Russia’s air campaign is wiping out too many US-backed jihadis and sabotaging Washington’s plan to topple Syrian President Bashar al Assad? Continue reading »

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Oct 29


Putin urges dollar to be ditched in oil deals:

President Vladimir Putin has raised the ante in Russia’s bid to cut dependence on the dollar, urging greater use of the national currency, the ruble, in oil deals.

Russian leaders, whose country is a top crude exporter, have already proposed to carry out oil trade operations in currencies other than the dollar, such as China’s yuan. Continue reading »

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Oct 29

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Oct 22

‘Have you any common sense?’ – Putin Crushes BBC Journalist’s Stupid Questions:

Is common sense severely lacking in mainstream Western journalism?

Russia’s President Putin found himself having to ask BBC journalist John Simpson if he has any common sense at all, as he pushed the establishment line that Russia is an aggressor in the world.

Putin contends that Russia is “standing up for its national interests“, and is visibly frustrated by the frankly ignorant questions that Simpson poses. Putin asks, “Why are you threatening us“, and “what business have they got there“, in reference to U.S. military bases throughout Europe. Continue reading »

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Oct 21


From Russia With Love: Assad Unexpectedly Visits Putin In Moscow:

On Tuesday, we noted how absurd it is for Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir to suggest that it will be “difficult” for Iran to play a part in “resolving” Syria’s years-old civil war. Here’s how we put it yesterday:

It’s rather strange for the Saudis to make statements like “it will be difficult for Iran to play a role in finding a solution to the conflict.” We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but Iran is already playing a role in finding a “solution” – they’re summarily wiping out the groups funded by the Saudis on the way to restoring the regime. If anyone is going to have a “difficult” time playing a part, it’s the Saudis. 

That same logic applies to the US and any of Washington and Riyadh’s regional allies. Continue reading »

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Oct 20


Russia “Confirms” It Has Plans To Restore Assad Government In Syria:

Watching the US attempt to explain to the public why Washington can’t join the Russians in targeting extremists in Syria has been entertainment gold. The fundamental PR problem revolves around the fact that the West has gone out of its way to hold up ISIS as the quintessential example of pure, unadulterated evil that must be eradicated at all costs and yet when Moscow began bombing ISIS targets and publicly implored the US to join in, Washington said no. Continue reading »

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Oct 17


False East/West Paradigm And The End Of Freedom:

People are desperate for leaders and heroes. This is an undeniable condition of human life and of human civilization. Some historians and social observers, however, seem to think it is enough to simply point out this condition and pretend as if they have made some grand declaration; as if they have come to the root of the problem of mankind. In their laziness, they have mistaken a symptom for the cause.

Why do people so often demand leaders and heroic figures? What drives the institutionalization of hierarchy, celebrity and geopolitical idolization? I believe this condition is caused by three factors – fear, ignorance, and apathy. Continue reading »

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Oct 17


If Putin will be assassinated, then it will be a fake assassination and the beginning of WW3, another staged world war.

Putin is just another elite puppet and we are on our own.

Putin is in “substantial danger of assassination”

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Oct 16

H/t reader squodgy.


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Oct 15


ISIS In “Retreat” As Russia Destroys 32 Targets While Putin Trolls Obama As “Weak With No Strategy”:

Perhaps the most amusing thing about Russia’s intervention in Syria is the degree to which it made the world wake up and question the West’s “anti-ISIS” strategy.

While everyone has been quick to characterize Moscow’s actions as the latest and perhaps greatest example of Vladimir Putin calling Washington’s bluff, it’s important to understand exactly why that’s an accurate characterization here. That is, this is more than just Moscow betting it could support Assad and Washington would simply move out of the way. Continue reading »

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Oct 15

H/t reader squodgy:

“If only……”


Israel troubled by ‘potential conflict’ with Russian forces in Syria

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Oct 13

Some of Russia’s international partners have “oatmeal in their heads” because they don’t understand clearly that its military campaign in Syria seeks to help the fight against terrorism, President Vladimir Putin said.

Russia “received no answer” when it asked its international partners to provide information on terrorist targets in Syria, or to say at least where its planes shouldn’t bomb, Putin said. “It’s not a joke, I’m not making any of this up,” he said.


Putin Calls US, Allies “Oatmeal Heads” On Syria:

To be sure, there are a lot of absurd things about what Washington has done and is currently doing in Syria.

There’s the support for Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for instance, who has used ISIS as an excuse to wage war on his own people. Then there are the various efforts to arm and train a hodgepodge of different anti-regime rebel groups (with more embarrassing results each and every time). And just yesterday we learned that the best idea the Pentagon can come up with now is to literally paradrop “50 tons” of ammo on pallets into the middle of the desert and hope the “right” people pick it up.

Of course when it comes to absurd outcomes in Syria, it’s difficult to top the fact that at some point – and you don’t have to go full-conspiracy theory to believe this anymore – either the West or else Qatar and Saudi Arabia provided some type of assistance to ISIS, which then proceeded to metamorphose into white basketball shoe-wearing, black flag-waving, sword-wielding desert bandits hell bent on establishing a medieval caliphate.  Continue reading »

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Oct 13

“Insurgents” Shell Russian Embassy In Syria After Al-Qaeda Calls For Jihad Against Russian Civilians:

As the twin blasts that ripped through Ankara on Saturday underscore, being around large gatherings of people who are protesting (peacefully or otherwise) in public places can be dangerous if you’re in a Mid-East war zone. Large crowds make for easy targets and as we’ve seen in Turkey, at least some governments seem to believe that inflicting casualties on civilians is a legitimate tool for shaping public opinion.

With that in mind, consider that on Tuesday, “insurgents” hit the Russian embassy in Damascus as more than 300 people gathered to express their support for Moscow’s intervention in Syria. As AFP reports:

Two rockets struck the Russian embassy compound in Damascus on Tuesday sparking panic as several hundred people gathered to express their support for Moscow’s air war in Syria, AFP journalists said.

Some 300 people had begun to gather for a demonstration backing Russia’s recent intervention in Syria when the rockets crashed into the embassy compound in the Mazraa neighbourhood of the capital, the journalists at the scene said.


There was widespread panic among the demonstrators, who moments earlier had been waving Russian flags and holding up large photographs of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Here’s a bit of amusing color from ABC: Continue reading »

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Oct 12

H/t reader squodgy:

“Looks like they want to be serious about circumventing the Rothschild system.

But don’t the Rothschilds own the Chinese Banks anyway?

Or are Vlad & Xi working to exclude them?”


Russia precipitates the abandonment of SWIFT among the BRICS

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Oct 12



Putin’s “Endgame” in Syria:

Russia doesn’t want to fight a war with Turkey, so Russian generals devised a simple, but effective plan to discourage Turkey from taking any action that could lead to a clash between the two nations.

Last week, Russian warplanes intruded into Turkish airspace twice. Both incidents caused consternation in Ankara and send Turkish leaders into a furor.  On both occasions, officials in Moscow politely apologized for the incursions claiming they were unintentional (“navigational errors”) and that they would try to avoid similar intrusions in the future. Continue reading »

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Oct 10

The Tragic Ending To Obama’s Bay Of Pigs: CIA Hands Over Syria To Russia:

One week ago, when summarizing the current state of play in Syria, we said that for Obama, “this is shaping up to be the most spectacular US foreign policy debacle since Vietnam.” Yesterday, in tacit confirmation of this assessment, the Obama administration threw in the towel on one of the most contentious programs it has implemented in “fighting ISIS”, when the Defense Department announced it was abandoning the goal of a U.S.-trained Syrian force. Continue reading »

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Oct 08

NATO Threatens To Send In Troops After Russia Stations Ground “Battalion” In Syria:

As the propaganda “war” between East and West intensifies ahead of what might ultimately transform into an actual war in the skies above Syria, the world is transfixed with the scope of Russia’s week-old military campaign in support of the Assad regime.

Thanks to the fact that the West selected Islamic militants as its anti-Assad weapon of choice, Putin gets to pitch the entire effort as a “war on terror” which means The Kremlin effectively has a license to brag and sure enough, slickly-produced ISIS videos of beheadings have now been definitively replaced by slickly-produced videos of Russian warships launching cruise missiles at terrorist targets.  Continue reading »

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Oct 08

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Oct 07


Caught On Tape: Russian Warships Launch 26 Cruise Missiles At ISIS Targets:

On Monday evening, we detailed the Russian hardware being used in Moscow’s campaign to rout anti-regime forces and restore the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

As we noted in our preface to that feature, “watching Russia effectively humiliate the West by bragging day in and day out is nothing if it’s not amusing, and indeed the leaked diplomatic cable from 2006 which outlines Washington’s intent to effectively start a civil war in Syria leaves one completely uninclined to be at all sympathetic to the ridiculous situation the US and its allies have found themselves in.”

That, along with the fact that Western nations like France are not only unwiling to admit that the West’s participation in Syria has been an outright disaster, but are now set to “correct” a refugee crisis by bombing the very place from which the refugees are fleeing leaves us inclined to highlight the following video (out today from the Russian Defense Ministry) that shows what happens when a military superpower decides that because an existing aerial campaign has become akin to shooting fish in a barrel, it might be time to do some sea-based target practice on a few Nike-wearing, black flag-waving jihadists…

Continue reading »

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Oct 05

Syria Ground War Imminent? U.S. Accuses Russia Of Launching Syrian Land Campaign:

While the US was been surprised and angered by the stunningly fast turn of events in Syria where in the span of less than a month Russia unleashed a massive, Syria-based airborne campaign against what it says are ISIS terrorists, even as the US accuses Putin of targeting “moderate rebels”, it has had little recourse in accusing Putin of violating Syrian sovereignty: after all Russia is the only nation that Syria has officially invited to eradicate the “terrorist threat” that is ISIS.

Then, last Friday, Syria raised the stakes once again, when as Bloomberg reported a loyalist of the Assad regime said “terrorism cannot only be fought from the air,” making an appeal for more military involvement to defeat Islamic State. Continue reading »

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