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Russia’s Military Withdrawal Will Prompt President Assad To “Compromise”

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, Russia has every right to withdraw most of its Aerospace Forces from Syria following Daesh’s defeat, with one of the most immediate consequences of this move being that it will prompt President Assad into a “political compromise” with the “opposition”. President Putin’s surprise visit to Syria saw the […]

Russian Defense Ministry Reports “Incident” With US F-22 Above Syria

A Russian interceptor was scrambled to stop a "rogue" US fighter jet from actively interfering with an anti-terrorist operation, the Russian Defense Ministry said, describing the latest close encounter between the US and Russian air force. It also accused the US of provoking close encounters with Russian jets in Syria. According to Russia Today, a […]

Netanyahu To Putin: Iran Must Leave Syria Or “We Will Act”

For Netanyahu and other Israeli officials the chief concern was never the black clad death cult which filmed itself beheading Americans and burning people alive.  "Let the Sunni evil prevail," they say. Israel is threatening to escalate military action in Syria against perceived Iranian interests. This week Netanyahu declared, "we will act when necessary according […]

5 Reasons America Should Not Fight Iran, Russia, And Assad In Syria

Authored by Aaron David Miler and Richard Sokolsky via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Pursuing an ambitious mission against all three adversaries in Syria is dangerous, imprudent and unnecessary The idea du jour circulating inside the Trump administration and among terrorism experts and Syria watchers alike is that ISIS cannot be destroyed in Syria unless Bashar al-Assad is […]

Australia Suspends Military Flights Over Syria, Citing “Potential Threats” From Russia

Russia’s Monday decision to suspend a memorandum of cooperation with the US-led coalition in retaliation after a US jet shot down a Syrian Army plane has rattled some US allies, who fear escalating tensions between Russia and the coalition. In what it called a "precautionary measure," Australia became the first coalition member to suspend flights […]

Pentagon Responds: “US Pilots Will Defend Themselves If Attacked By Russians”

One wouldn’t know it by looking at the market, but the biggest developing story today was Russia’s threat to intercept any aircraft – including US – flying in the area of operations of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria, and “be followed as targets” after yesterday’s downing by a US F-18 of a Syrian Su-22 […]

Russia Has Withdrawn Half Of Its Fighter Jet Group From Syria

In an unexpected development, the Russian General Staff announced on Wednesday that it has withdrawn almost half of its air grouping originally based at the Hmeymim facility in Syria.  Cited by Sputnik, the chief of the Main Operational Directorate Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi said at the VI Moscow Conference on International Security that “the number […]

Putin Warns “Trust Between US And Russia Has Collapsed Under Trump” As Tillerson Gets Frigid Reception

Trust between Russia and the US has collapsed under the Trump administration, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated on Wednesday, as Moscow delivered an unusually frigid if not hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off over Syria, shortly after Putin said the recent chemical attack was a staged “false flag” and predicted […]

An Unhinged McCain Calls for More War in Syria, Says Russia is Guilty of War Crimes

John McCain was on Face the Nation today, getting his neocon on, discussing the next steps that needed to be taken in Syria — dealing with Assad. He approved of the President’s strikes — calling it a good ‘first step.’ But, he wants MOAR — accusing both Syria and Russia of war crimes, in addition […]

Russian Warship Steaming Toward U.S Destroyers Off Syria Coast

Early this morning we reported that as part of its response to the Syrian attack, in addition to suspending communication with U.S. forces designed to stop planes colliding over Syria, the Russian frigate Admiral Grigorovich would be deployed to the Tartus naval base in Syria. The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s frigate The Admiral Grigorovich, currently […]