Putin: "To forgive the terrorists is up to God, but to send them to Him is up to me" - video ~ link ~ Putin does have a sense of leadership that few in the West can copy! Stirling
Tupolev Tu-95 Bear
First video footage of Russian strategic heavy bombers In Action over Syria ~ link ~ This trumps the deployment of the Ukrainian air defense missiles by ISIS. It allows the Russians to launch long-range stand-off cruise missile attacks on ISIS, even from air bases inside of Russia. Stirling
EU crackdown on firearms ~ link ~ If a few Frenchmen/women had concealed gun carry permits and were at the Paris Attacks area, many lives could have been saved. 'When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns!!!' Stirling
Russian air campaign finally destroys ISIS oil refueling plant and fuel tankers - video ~ link ~ Hitting ISIS hard in its pocketbook! Stirling
Romania: Pro-EU technocratic government is installed ~ link ~
Romania’s Social Democratic Prime Minister Victor Ponta resigned on November 4, following right-wing demonstrations against his government. The protests, held in the aftermath of a deadly nightclub fire in Bucharest on October 30, were organized by media outlets and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with links to various European interests and attended largely by professionals and layers of the middle class. Between 10,000 and 20,000 people took part in rallies organized in the Romanian capital of Bucharest and other cities throughout last week, with far greater numbers being cited in the media.
The protests were also supported by pseudo-left outlets, such as the CriticAtac platform and the Socialist Party (former Socialist Alliance), the Romanian sister-party of the German Left Party. Among the groups present was Action 2012, an umbrella of NGOs whose members have engaged in provocations inside the neighbouring Republic of Moldova.
The main accusation levelled against Ponta was that of corruption, which in Eastern Europe has been used by the US State Department as a synonym for susceptibility to Russian influence. While Ponta is a adament defender of capitalism, the protests echoed concerns in Washington and Berlin that his government is incapable of maintaining Romania’s new regional role as a heavily militarized outpost against Russia.