"The (Russian) air strikes will in the near future be accompanied by ground advances by the Syrian army and its allies," said one of the sources familiar with political and military developments in the conflict.
Russia launches fresh airstrikes against terrorists ~ link ~ Russia says it has launched air strikes in Syria for a second day, targeting militants from Islamic State (IS). The defence ministry said its jets had destroyed an IS ammunition depot and control centres.
Putin in Global Game Changer ~ link ~ Remember 'the other side' always gets a vote ... things can change again in a day's time also!!! Stirling
And all this occurred less than a day after Vladimir Putin’s speech in New York and his meeting with Obama. That means that all these events were the result of a deal. And in fact, these are only the first fruits. Clearly there is more to come. But the trend is clear – the US has acknowledged the legitimacy of Russian claims that Ukraine is within Russia’s sphere of interest.
Second, the situation in and around Syria changed dramatically over the course of one day. The US is no longer insisting on Assad’s resignation. The US is not opposing Russian military involvement in operations against ISIL and is prepared to enter into immediate negotiations with Russia about the formation of a united front against terrorists. Russia’s air force launched strikes on ISIL strongholds after Assad asked Moscow for military assistance, and the Federation Council approved the use of the Russian air force against the terrorists in Syria. That would have been inconceivable even on the morning of Sept. 28. But only a day and a half later this was the reality, which is evidence of the dramatic change in the entire global geopolitical picture.
Second Massive Bomb Explosion Rocks Lluzhon, China - Day after 17 bomb attacks ~ link ~ If you think that this is not connected to what else is happening in the World, I have "a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you". Remember the port city bombings just after China began the Currency War!!! Stirling
We further noted that "if there is one thing China's politburo simply can not afford right now, is to layer public unrest and civil violence on top of an economy which is already in "hard-landing" move. Forget black - this would be the bloody swan that nobody could "possibly have seen coming."
The timing of the bomb attacks is hardly coincidental: "they come at a sensitive time as China kicks off its weeklong National Day holiday, with millions of people traveling. In the past, officials have sometimes played down or censored coverage of disasters, large accidents and other news over holidays, in part to damp a sense of public panic, according to media-monitoring groups."
Senior UK Official: NATO Must Prepare for War with Russia ~ link ~ The NATO War Whores just can't wait to blow up the entire world!!! Stirling
Washington blasts Putin over Russian strikes on 'CIA-Backed Rebels' in Syria ~ link ~ The monsters that have taken over America have gotten us involved in dozens of wars all over the world. Time to put a stop to it!!! Stirling
Key Global Equity Index Falls Off The Precipice ~ link ~
On September 8, we posted a chart showing how a key worldwide equity index – the Global Dow – was “hanging on the precipice”. To refresh, the Global Dow is an equally-weighted index of the world’s 150 largest stocks. Therefore, while it may not directly be the target of a lot of money changing hands, it most certainly represents the stocks that see the most money trading hands. Thus, The Global Dow is a fairly important barometer of the state of the global large cap equity market.
The “precipice” that we referenced in the September 8 post was the UP trendline from the bull market bottom in 2009. Not surprisingly, the index did attempt to climb up off of the precipice in the weeks following the post. However, as we suggested, “another test of the precipice here at 2280 would not be surprising”. The Global Dow did return to test that area and is now officially off of the precipice – having fallen down off of it in the last few days, as the following charts illustrate.