Turkish warplanes also launched a wave of air strikes on PKK bases in northern Iraq on Tuesday.
Russia confirms arms deliveries to Syria and says it is 'premature' to talk about Russian military participation in Syrian War ~ link ~ I doubt that Russia is willing to allow Syria to fall. However, there is a lot she can do short of sending in significient numbers of troops and jet fighters. We may be seeing examples of this unfold in the weeks ahead. Stirling
The announcement comes as a Syrian military official has told Reuters that Russia’s military support for Syria, including new weapons and training, has recently seen a "big shift.” “Our ties are always developing but in these days a qualitative shift has happened. We call it a qualitative shift in Arabic, which means big,” the unnamed Syrian official said.
Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Ministry has rejected as "falsifications and fabrications" media reports it is changing its position on the crisis in Syria or on the future of President Assad.
Crisis in Europe: Twenty refugees die in boat accident offshore of Libya ~ link ~
At least 20 refugees are believed to have drowned at sea during their abortive journey from Libya to Italy. According to reports on Monday, the Italian coastguard managed to save around 170 asylum seekers who had been adrift on a dinghy some 30 nautical miles from the Libyan coast. The rescued refugees informed the Italian police that at least 20 other asylum seekers had fallen into the sea and died in the course of the doomed trip.
One explosion is an "accident" - Four is "sabotage" - China sees fourth industrial explosion since it began the Currency War ~ link ~ Do take the time to read this one at the link. A type of war has already broken out with China, mostly asymmetrical at this point but with at least one mini-nuke having been used so far!!! Stirling
A fourth industrial explosion has rocked China, this time in the Zhejiang province.
When the Tianjin explosion happened right after China's currency devaluation (i.e. currency war), Natural News was told by Chinese dissidents that the United States was engaged in "kinetic retaliation" against China for its cyber warfare attacks and currency moves. Naysayers insisted Tianjin was just a "random event" and wouldn't be repeated.
Then a retaliatory explosion destroyed a U.S. military weapons depot in Tokyo. A sabotage device was found on the scene, all but proving the explosion was deliberate sabotage. Soon after, another massive explosion ripped through China's Shandong province, followed by a third industrial explosion at the same time Chinese warships were spotted off the coast of Alaska. Suddenly, "coincidence theorists" began to silently slink away, hoping no one would remember how they said the explosions were just random chance and wouldn't continue.
Ten shocking facts you never knew about Wikipedia and Jimmy Wales ~ link ~ WOW
The pace of which our nation is circling the toilet is absolutely breathtaking. Just eleven years ago, a state constitutional amendment that banned gay marriage in Kentucky received support from 75 percent of the voters. Now, Kim Davis has been locked away, and more county clerks may be next. There is news that another county clerk named Casey Davis has stepped forward to say that he won’t issue any same sex marriage licenses either.
What in the world has happened to America? We live in a country where Christians are being imprisoned for what they believe, but Planned Parenthood is free to slaughter babies, chop them up, and sell off their parts to the highest bidder.
Update: Kim Davis being released from jail ~ link ~ The United States Supreme Court does NOT have the right to legislate, nor does it have the right to change the US Constitution. The ruling allowing gay marriage across America is unconstitutional and grounds for the impeachment of several Justices on the Supreme Court. Stirling