And the polls in Europe show that the people are on Russia’s side regarding the shooting down of their aircraft. They don’t believe (the West’s) story at all. So I think what you are seeing here is the arrogance, hubris, and stupidity of the United States government. They are just handing every possible advantage over to the Russians.
This American government is the most incompetent government that has ever walked the earth. Those people don’t have any sense at all. Just look at what they’ve done. In 14 years they’ve destroyed 7 countries, killed millions of people, and displaced millions of people. And where are those displaced people? They are overrunning Europe.
This is all because those Europeans were stupid enough to enable our wars. Now the political parties in Europe are under tremendous pressure from these refugees and the populations who object to them, and from the rising dissident parties who are saying, ‘Look at what these people who you trusted have done. They’ve changed your country. It’s not Germany anymore — it’s Syria.’ (Laughter).
Scientific Evidence: How Turkey exports ISIS oil to the world ~ link ~
The peculiar thing about the US strikes is that it took The Pentagon nearly 14 months to figure out that the most effective way to cripple Islamic State’s oil trade is to bomb... the oil. Prior to November, the US “strategy” revolved around bombing the group’s oil infrastructure. As it turns out, that strategy was minimally effective at best and it’s not entirely clear that an effort was made to inform The White House, Congress, and/or the public about just how little damage the airstrikes were actually inflicting. There are two possible explanations as to why Centcom may have sought to make it sound as though the campaign was going better than it actually was, i) national intelligence director James Clapper pulled a Dick Cheney and pressured Maj. Gen. Steven Grove into delivering upbeat assessments, or ii) The Pentagon and the CIA were content with ineffectual bombing runs because intelligence officials were keen on keeping Islamic State’s oil revenue flowing so the group could continue to operate as a major destabilizing element vis-a-vis the Assad regime.
Ultimately, Russia cried foul at the perceived ease with which ISIS transported its illegal oil and once it became clear that Moscow was set to hit the group’s oil convoys, the US was left with virtually no choice but to go along for the ride. Washington’s warplanes destroyed another 280 trucks earlier this week. Russia claims to have vaporized more than 1,000 transport vehicles in November.
European governments in bid to intensify military intervention in Syria ~ link ~ It is NOT over, and about to get really crazy!!! Stirling
On Wednesday morning, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that “all parties” were in the process of “escalating the military conflict,” in order to “create the best strategic position for the final minutes of the end game in Syria.”
Crisis in Europe: Violent clashes as rioting "migrants" storm Greek border and tear down barbed wire fencing ~ link ~
The group, comprised mainly of Algerians, Pakistanis and Moroccans, were part of the estimated 1,500 migrants who have been stuck near Greece's northern border town of Idomeni, waiting for their opportunity to proceed to the wealthier countries of northern Europe.
Europe in Crisis: French Premier warns: Merkel that Europe CANNOT receive any more migrants ~ link ~ Merkel is a traitor to her nation and to Europe! Stirling
EUROPE has been warned that it "CANNOT accommodate any more refugees" by the French Prime Minister as he called for tighter border controls across the continent.
The stern deterrent from Manuel Valls came as Europe continues to be divided over the worst migrant crisis since World War II, with almost one MILLION refugees expected to arrive by the end of the year.
Former CIA officer: Get Ready for World War III ~ link ~
Bob Baer, a former CIA operative, believes the situation in the Middle East is out of control and shaping up to look like the beginning of World War III.
Turkey's President Erdogan in pledge to start WAR over Russia's S-400 Air Defense System in Syria ~ link ~ Pay attention to this nut Erdogan, he is doing the bidding of hidden powers and ultimately Satan himself!!! Stirling
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told CNN International his country will consider it an act of aggression if Russia takes down a Turkish plane violating Syrian airspace.
“Russia’s response to Turkey following the aircraft incident will be a more determined action in Syria,” Muhammad told Sputnik.“Russia must defend its position in Syria. For this reason, the range of the S-400 missiles, which were placed in Latakia, covering certain regions of Turkey, extends to the Mediterranean coast. For those countries that decide to join action in Syria, it will be necessary to establish and maintain cooperation with Russia, to be able to operate in Syrian airspace.”
Russian Aerospace Force Chief: Turkey did a coordinated ambush on downed jet ~ link ~
In summary, what Col. Gen. Bondarev said is that Turkey actively sought to ambush and bring down the Russian jet starting long before the actual missile was fired, which can be confirmed by the flight patterns of Turkish warplanes which had taken off well in advance, otherwise they would not have had enough time to reach the battlezone.
The Russian ministry of defense made this grave accusation quite explicit on Twitter an hour ago, when it said that Turkey had engaged in a choreographed ambush.
In order to attack the Russian Su-24 with a close-range air-to-air missile, Bondarev said that the Turkish fighter jet had to enter Syrian airspace, where it remained for about 40 seconds. "According to radar tracking data, it was the Turkish warplane that crossed into the Syrian airspace for about 40 seconds to a depth of 2 kilometers [6,560 feet], while the Russian fighter-bomber never violated the Turkish border", he said.
Washington's Fingerprints ALL OVER the Shot-Down of Russian Su-24 ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~
"Let's consider the facts. Syrian government forces along with Russia have turned the tide against ISIS [ISIL]. It is a known fact that the US, France, the UK, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Qatar had been arming, funding, training or provided safe havens for ISIS at some point in time," Guzman writes in his article for alternative media site Silent Crow News.
According to the writer it's the Turks who are controlling the situation on the ground under Washington's direction. Citing an unnamed Doha-based source, Guzman elaborates that there is a "triangle, with Turkey at the top and Saudi Arabia and Qatar at the bottom." Turkey is the main coordinator in this clandestine triple alliance.
American-Russian tensions surge after Su-24 downing ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~
The threat of all-out war between Russia and the NATO military alliance increased on Wednesday, the day after Turkish F-16 fighters shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber along the Syria-Turkey border in a blatant act of aggression.
The action, backed by President Barack Obama on Tuesday, was a blunt signal to Moscow that Washington opposes its intervention in Syria to prop up President Bashar al-Assad, and is willing to risk war with Russia to stop it.
Merkel no longer dominates Europe ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~
France is challenging Germany’s dominance in Europe as the European agenda is changing fast amid recent world events.
"French warplanes taking off from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier may not remake the Middle East, but are already reshaping Europe’s balance of power after years of German economic dominance," the article read.
Cameron lays out plans for a Syrian partition and moves against Russia ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~
Cameron is attempting to reverse the humiliating defeat he suffered in August 2013 when parliament vetoed his plan to join US-led military action against Syria. Widespread public opposition, combined with differences within the ruling elite over the likely prospects of the intervention, saw 30 Conservative backbenchers join with Labour to oppose British military involvement.
The prime minister has said that if he can secure enough agreement he intends to hold a vote authorising British military action next week.
World on the Edge of Financial Chaos ~ link ~
Secular bull markets are tough old beasts to kill, especially when the bull is stuffed full of paper. This bull paper feed is a novel idea and such a simple method for keeping a bull happy. What the producers of the feed (the Federal Reserve and other central banks) don’t realize is that the paper might make the bull fat and thus content temporarily, but eventually a bull full of paper will burst and collapse…
Nuclear health catastrophe in St. Louis, Missouri ~ link ~ Do take a minute to read through this one at the link. Stirling