"Washington is still in a trap in Afghanistan. Absolutely not taking into account the local national environment and ethnic issues, the United States tried to resolve the Afghan problem by classic military methods."He added that in the past decade, the problem reached a gridlock and the war lost any meaning, something that he said added significantly to the Taliban's revival.
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 16:13 UTC
Comment: Or maybe the US has been successful in keeping the country in chaos as planned:
- Western forces have crippled Afghanistan's tribal leadership to prevent peace and further chaos
- CIA's Afghan paramilitaries regularly killing civilians
- If you disagree, you must die: U.S. complicity in worldwide suffering
China adopts 'anti-terrorism law' which could authorize military interventions with Russian coalition
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 15:57 UTC
On Thursday, commenting on China's new counterterrorism law, and specifically its provision allowing the People's Liberation Army to participate in anti-terrorism operations overseas, Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujin emphasized that China has a "proactive" attitude when it comes to international cooperation against terrorism.
Speaking at a regular monthly briefing for reporters, cited by Reuters, Yang explained that in the event that Chinese forces were ever deployed abroad for the purposes of fighting terrorism, it would be in full respect of international norms, including countries' sovereignty.
Comment: Even though an outright alliance with the Russian coalition in Syria may be impractical, this is still a very interesting development. Also see: Creativity vs Entropy: China the new 'center of civilization'?
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 15:53 UTC
Turkey's aggressive policy against Russia might result in three territorial disputes between the two, Ochsenreiter said in an interview with the Iranian news channel PressTV.
The first conflict centers around Crimea, he explained, as Ankara officially supports Ukraine's stance on the peninsula's reunification with Russia.
Comment: Turkey is acting just like Washington's mad dog.
Check out: Pepe Escobar: Empire of Chaos vs Eurasian Integration in 2016
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:06 UTC
"I'm sure everyone understands that no tanks or Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will enter the territory of NATO members, none of this is even being considered", - said Lavrov.The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the attitude to Russia towards the Baltic States and Eastern Europe. According to him, the United States claimed that the Baltic and Eastern European countries will calm down only when they join the Alliance. However, Lavrov said, that did not happen.
Facepalm: Turkish President Erdogan cites Hitler's Germany as example of effective presidential system
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 15:30 UTC
Speaking at a news conference, Erdogan was asked by a journalist whether Turkey would be able to keep a unitary structure of government if a presidential system was implemented.
"There are already examples in the world. You can see it when you look at Hitler's Germany," he said, according to a recording broadcast by the Dogan news agency. "There are later examples in various other countries."
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 14:37 UTC
"We will continue to work patiently to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula and regional stability. But if invasive outsiders and provocateurs touch us even slightly, we will not be forgiving in the least and sternly answer with a merciless, holy war of justice," AP reported Kim as saying.
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 14:26 UTC
The heads-up to Congress specified Thursday at 10:30am as the time the new sanctions were to come into effect. The new penalties were to be imposed on just under a dozen companies and individuals from Iran, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates that the US believes have been involved in Iran's ballistic missile tests, which took place earlier this month.
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 23:52 UTC
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 23:21 UTC
The same phenomenon of "ISIS evaporation" was registered in Sinjar when 7500 Kurds, supported by the U.S Air Force, occupied the key northern Iraqi city, finding a very small number of ISIS fighters in it.
So where did all these ISIS fighters go to?
Russia calls on Turkey to bring murderer of Russian pilot to justice, Turkey changes its story, blames Gulen and air force
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:22 UTC
"We demand that the Turkish authorities take immediate action to catch Alparslan Celik and his accomplices and charge them with criminal offence for killing a Russian pilot and taking part in hostilities as members of an illegal armed group in a foreign country," Maria Zakharova, spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Comment: Russia's Western "partners" sure do make it easy for the Russians to expose them as the lawless freak-shows they are. Leaders with an ounce of common sense would have immediately denounced Celik's actions and subsequent statements - even if they privately approved of them. Heck, even a fairly smart psychopath would see that doing so would be a better PR move than to tacitly sanction his actions and statements by not making a suitable reply.
Not having done so, the Russians are now in the position where it is perfectly suitable to shame Turkish leadership. By bringing attention to their lack of action, it exposes the Turks' tacit approval of this lawless murder. That is a good PR move - on the Russians' part. Not only that, it's the morally right thing to do.