More recently, Sputnik News has reported that “Russia’s military capabilities displayed during the military operation against Daesh in Syria ‘were a shock to the US…’” The Daily Beast has said something similar, though they put a little spin on it. What are we supposed to do? Tell Putin to stop upsetting the apple card? You may disagree with the man on many other issues, but the fact that he is putting “the fear of God” in the New World Order is a good thing. Many people are beginning to be upset about what’s going on in America and the Middle East as well. This again is a great thing.
US stupid enough to cause a Nuclear War ~ link ~
On war, Dr. Roberts’ view is dire and goes on to explain, “Everything that previous presidents have done to try to defuse the kind of tensions between nuclear powers that could lead to war, all this has been thrown away by Clinton, George W. Bush and the current White House fool. It’s all due to the Neoconservatives. So, yes, we are in a more dangerous situation than in the worst part of the cold war. Thanks to the Neoconservatives and thanks to the American ‘presstitute’ media with people who lie for a living, we are in more danger than we have ever been. A war could result, and if it doesn’t, then it’s just because Putin has got too much sense. I don’t think Putin is going to absorb these provocations forever, and I don’t think he’s going to put up with any more nonsense in Ukraine. That was a part of Russia longer than the United States has existed. . . .Can you imagine anything more insane and reckless than you go into a part of Russia, that has only been independent for a few years, and overthrow a democratically elected government that is getting along with Russia and stick in an American puppet with all these crazed right-wing Nazi people and cause all this trouble with Russia and tell endless lies about it? What is more reckless and irresponsible? That is the way the United States government is behaving. If you can do things that stupid, you can cause a nuclear war.”
Iraq: Ramadi is liberated from ISIS ~ link ~
ISIS consolidation in Libya a part of regional strategy aimed at lowering pressure on the "caliphate" ~ link ~
The Islamic State has suddenly accelerated its efforts in December to expand its presence in Libya. IHS assesses that this attempt is part of the group's regional strategy aimed at alleviating pressure on the 'caliphate' in Syria and Iraq.
First production Chinese stealth fifth-generation J-20 fighter is here already ~ link ~
The initial operational date for the J-20 is estimated at 2018. Now, with this production copy "2101" emerging out of the thick Chinese smog, perhaps we should revisit the 2018 date.
Vietnam has new indigenous high-altitude long-endurance drone ~ link ~
Vietnam revealed its largest indigenous high-altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) this December, IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly reports. According to local media reports, the prototype was completed at the beginning of November and will commence test flights over the South China Sea in the summer of 2016.
The prototype is a joint project of Vietnam’s Academy of Science and Industry and the Ministry of Public Security. The new UAV, designated HS-6L, will perform both civilian and military tasks, judging from the aircraft’s design features.
Vietnamese media reports that the unarmed UAV prototype sports a Rotax 914 engine and a 22-meter wingspan. It has a range of up to 4,000 kilometers as well as an endurance of up to 35 hours. It will be equipped with unspecified optical and radar surveillance systems.
'Honey - I shrunk the Middle Class': Perhaps only 1/3 of all American households are truly Middle Class ~ link ~ Those below 40 get it, but most older people think that things will return to normal. That is NOT going to happen unless there is a fundamental shift in economic/political power. Stirling
The demographics of this crowd would be against most Republicans but not against Trump. America has reached its limit. Things will only get worse as the economy goes into that tailspin I had been expecting for some time. Killing Trump could start a Civil War especially in hard times. As I keep reminding people, 3 million Americans starved to death in the 1930s. I expect a minimum of 10 million to starve to death this time – if there is no reform and no Debt Cancellation – because we have a lot more debt to cancel and almost 3 times as many people.
One black woman said the reason why voters like Trump is that they are tired of politicians who try to flamboozle us. That is a good description of all the other major party candidates.