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Russian boots on the ground in Syria? Middle East mayhem intensifies

Russian boots on the ground in Syria? Middle East mayhem intensifies
Last month, in a task almost as difficult as Diogenes' search for one honest man, the U.S. allegedly found a staggering 60 'moderate rebels' in Syria to train in its interventionist program to oust Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad 'war against the Islamist terrorists'. This crack team of 'moderate' fighters, trained by the U.S. amid thousands of similarly-motivated terrorists of the Islamic State/al-Nusra/Free Syrian Army variety,...
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China marks 70th anniversary of victory in 'Great Anti-Facist War' with massive military parade

China marks 70th anniversary of victory in 'Great Anti-Facist War' with massive military parade
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Japan's capitulation in WWII, China has showcased hundreds of its newest military hardware in a remarkable parade which saw some 12,000 troops marching across Tiananmen Square in front of dozens of world leaders. Some 30 foreign leaders attended the memorial event, representing countries from Russia and Belarus, to Egypt, South Korea and Venezuela. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also attended the...
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Shocking image of drowned Syrian boy symbolizes growing NATO war refugee crisis, sparking outcry on social media

Shocking image of drowned Syrian boy symbolizes growing NATO war refugee crisis, sparking outcry on social media
The image of a lifeless toddler washed up on a beach lying face down in Turkish sand has sent shockwaves across social media, serving as a stark reminder of the reality of the refugee crisis facing Europe. The tiny Syrian boy with his shoes still attached to his feet and wearing shorts and a t-shirt is also captured being plucked from the sand and carried off the beach by Turkish authorities. Some have criticized the Independent newspaper's...
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Preparing for the worst: Russian and NATO military exercises making war in Europe more likely?

Preparing for the worst: Russian and NATO military exercises making war in Europe more likely?
Over the last 18 months, against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, the relationship between Russia and the West has deteriorated considerably. One aspect of the confrontation, as previously documented by the ELN, has been a game of Russian-instigated dangerous brinkmanship which has resulted in many serious close military encounters between the forces of Russia and NATO and its partners over the last 15 months. Another aspect, however has...

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