Chinese and Japanese fighters almost in 'dogfight' over East China Sea ~ link ~
As I reported previously, during fiscal year 2015 the JASDF had to dispatch its fighter jets 571 times to intercept Chinese military aircraft approaching or intruding Japanese airspace — an all-time high since Japan’s Ministry of Defense’s Joint Staff Office began to keep records in fiscal year 2001 (See: “Japan’s Fighter Jets Intercepted Chinese Aircraft 571 Times in 2015”).
In February 2016, the JASDF stood up the new 9th Air Wing consisting of 40 Mitsubishi F-15J all-weather air superiority fighters at Naha Air Base, located in the capital city of Okinawa, in order to prop up the defenses of the Ryukyu Islands chain, a move widely seen as a response to China’s growing military assertiveness in the region (See: “Japan Forms New Air Wing to Fend Off Chinese Advances in East China Sea”).
Russia will deploy aircraft carrier to Syrian waters this coming Fall/early Winter ~ link ~ I have a feeling that October could be a very "interesting" month!!! Stirling
In Memoriam: Holy Holohoax! My Government Would Not Lie To Me ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~
Looks like all those private meetings on planes right before big announcements about the DOJ protecting the Clinton Foundation are paying off for Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
In a few months nobody in their right mind would stay in the EU and assume a trillion dollars in Unpayable Italian Debts and then create tens of trillions of euros to solve the problems of the French and German banks. The coming economic malaise originating in Europe will spread to America where the voters will not go for a 20 trillion dollar loan to bail out Europe.
Australia's Cliffhanger of an Election ~ link ~
The results have left Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Labor party leader Bill Shorten facing a potential test of their negotiating skills in forming the next government of the world’s 12th largest economy.
The numbers were firming hourly on Tuesday evening, with different analysts projecting slightly different results, but the Coalition can now claim 68 seats in the House of Representatives, with the chance of picking up at least another four seats. The Coalition needs 76 seats to claim an outright majority. By 8pm on Tuesday, no analyst was projecting that to happen yet.
Counting resumes to determine results of election Down Under ~ link ~
This includes up to 1.5 million postal votes that have until July 15 to be received, as well as more than one million “declaration votes” from silent voters not listed on the electoral roll, or who voted outside their electorates.