Four month extension in Greek Eurozone deal ~ link ~
Junta claims Russia is sending more tanks to eastern Ukraine ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ The Battle for Mariupol is ON. Stirling
Kiev accused Russia on Friday of sending more tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine and said they were heading towards the rebel-held town of Novoazovsk on the southern coast, expanding their presence on what could be the next battlefront.
Russia did not immediately respond to the accusation which, if confirmed, would help kill off a European-brokered truce that was met by relentless rebel advances since it came into force on Sunday. Moscow has always denied charges in the past that its forces are fighting in Ukraine.
Ukrainian Junta army is totally demoralized ~ link ~ The Junta is collapsing militarily, economically and politically. The top Coup Junta leaders have urgently sent their families abroad! Stirling
Billington argues there is a very real threat that Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko be subjected to a coup because the army has become totally demoralized.
The commentator censures Washington’s attitude toward the events in eastern Ukraine.
As long as US Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland remains in office, peace will evade Ukraine’s eastern regions.
America and Iraq planning a Spring War to retake Mosal from ISIS ~ link ~ Which just might, somehow, spread over the border into Syria and somehow end up being a war against Syria and Iran and Russia and China, etc., etc.!!! Stirling
India test fires another new nuclear capable IRBM ~ link ~
India has successfully test-fired a new domestically developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile with a range of 350 kilometers (nearly 220 miles) in the country’s eastern state of Odisha.
The Prithvi-II (Earth-II) missile blasted off from a mobile launcher at the small sea resort of Chandipur, located about 1,260 kilometers (782 miles) southeast of the capital, New Delhi, at around 9:20 a.m. local time (0350 GMT) on Thursday.
France has fewer than 300 nuclear weapons and still needs them according to Hollande ~ link ~
"The international context does not allow for any weakness... the era of nuclear deterrence is therefore not over," Hollande said during a trip to an air base in the southern city of Istres on Thursday. The Istres-Le Tubé base is home to a detachment of nuclear-capable Mirage 2000N fighter-bombers.
"In a dangerous world – and it is dangerous – France does not want to let down its guard," the president said as cited by AFP. "The possibility of future state conflicts concerning us directly or indirectly cannot be excluded."
Hollande went on to reveal for the first time the make-up of France’s current nuclear arsenal. He said Paris had "less than 300" nuclear warheads at its disposals. Some of them are carried by 54 ASMP missiles; the medium-range air-to-surface cruise missiles that French military doctrine says can be used as a last resort before a full-scale nuclear war. The rest compose the three sets of 16 submarine-launched ballistic missiles, the M45 and M51.
UK's Daily Mail has article giving "details" of young ISIS leader "al-Baghadadi"
~ link ~ Daily Mail can be counted on to give you lots of pictures of trashy babes and actresses and the Globalist/Zionist line. The reality is that "al-Baghadadi" is really NOT an Arab or Muslim but a Jewish Israeli actor and Mossad agent named Samuel Elloit!!! This earns the Daily Mail the 'dreaded' Five BS Flag Award. Stirling
Deadly cold hits North America for second day ~ link ~
A number of record lows were broken on Thursday, including in Washington, Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Midwest temperatures dropped to -40C (-40F).
The cold has been blamed for at least 19 deaths, many in Tennessee where temperatures were far lower than usual.
Ontario and parts of Quebec were also under extreme cold warnings - with the wind-chill making temperatures feel like -29C in Toronto and -45C in northern Ontario.