CIVIL WAR

BREAKING NEWS: Iraqi Military Begins Mosul Offensive (Videos Added)

by John Galt October 16, 2016 19:20 ET Breaking on all major news sources. As per Reuters: Iraq announces start of offensive to retake Mosul (excerpted) Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of an offensive to retake Mosul, the capital of Islamic State’s so-called caliphate in Iraq. “The hour has come and the moment of great victory is near,” he said in a speech on state TV, surrounded by the armed forces’ top commanders. “I announce today the start of the operation to liberate the province of Nineveh.” The…


The Apocalypse has Been Postponed Due to Unforeseen Circumstances

by John Galt October 16, 2016 10:30 ET HOORAY! For once these pages filled with doom and gloom can post some happy, happy, joy, joy news! If my readers are unfamiliar with the “Battle of the Apocalypse” that the ISIS religious wingnuts, here is a nice, brief summary via an excerpt from The Brookings Institute article “ISIS fantasies of an apocalyptic showdown in northern Syria“: The meadow outside the small village of Dabiq, Syria is a strange setting for one of the final battles of the Islamic apocalypse. Although close to…


President Obama Blinks And Will Not Use U.S. Troops in Syria

by John Galt October 15, 2016 09:15 ET There was great speculation leading into yesterday’s meeting of the White House National Security team that President Obama might push for using United States military assets against Bashir al-Assad’s forces around Aleppo and thus potentially killing or coming into direct confrontation with the Russian military. Unfortunately for those who wanted to see the big test of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile against the USAF or Russian pilots actually dogfighting with American counterparts, that thankfully will have to wait for another day. From the White…


Saudi Arabia Finds out the Flip Flop Warriors of Yemen Have Ballistic Missiles that can hit Saudi Cities (Video)

by John Galt October 9, 2016 19:15 ET So much for the much vaunted Patriot missile batteries we sold the Saudis: The revenge of the Yemeni people: Ballistic missiles have begun to rain down on military bases in Taif, #Saudi. pic.twitter.com/8VkYei2bfX — Haidar Sumeri (@IraqiSecurity) October 9, 2016 And another one incoming to the Saudi military base near Taif: Saudis watching the sky light up as Yemeni ballistic missiles rain down in revenge for the 140+ martyrs. pic.twitter.com/0pMfWxBgZx — Haidar Sumeri (@IraqiSecurity) October 9, 2016 Good thing that Obama and the…


Syria War Update: Videos of the Ground Assault on Aleppo

by John Galt October 3, 2016 21:15 ET In what can only be called a rare occurrence in modern warfare, a major assault by a large army is under way inside of a major city. In recent history, outside of Gulf War II, there have been few incursions into major cities and instead, bypassing and surrounding them has been the tactic of the day. However, Bashia al-Assad has no choice but to recapture the second largest city of Aleppo in its entirety to demonstrate he has control of what is left…


U.S. Sends 3 Warships to Coast of Yemen to Protect GCC/Saudi Navies from Flip Flop Warriors

by John Galt October 3, 2016 20:30 ET Beware the power of the shower slippers. Or beach flip-flops. Whatever it is they wear, apparently the Houthi have terrified the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to the point where they demanded U.S. Naval protection so they can bring more death to the civilians of Yemen (via FoxNews): US warships sent to area where Iran-backed rebels attacked Saudi-led coalition ship (excerpted) The U.S. Navy dispatched three warships near the southern coast of Yemen after four rockets hit and nearly…


The Flip Flop Houthi Warriors Sink UAE High Speed Cargo Ship off Yemen (Video)

by John Galt October 1, 2016 18:30 ET In the ongoing war which the West downplays, the Saudis censor, and UAE regrets being forced to fight in, the old flip-flop wearing Houthi warriors struck a blow against the Emirates by apparently sinking their Swift HSV-2 cargo ship which they had leased in 2015 to move supplies to their forces and the Saudi military in Yemen. First, some background courtesy of the SNAFU blog from August 6, 2015: HSV-2 Swift supporting Saudi operations in Yemen? via Janes. The ex-US naval logistics ship…


Did Europe Just Witness an August 1939 Von Ribbentrop Moment?

by John Galt August 16, 2016 04:00 ET On August 23, 1939, the Foreign Ministers of Germany and Russia, Ribbentrop and Molotov, signed an extensive non-aggression pact which resulted in the future de facto division of Poland and surrender of all German claims to the Baltic states and some Romanian border territories in exchange for Germany having a free hand to deal with what they called the “Polish Problem” of that moment in history. Nine days later the world was introduced to Blitzkrieg, total war, and an overwhelming modern invasion of…


Russia Ups the Ante and Deploys Strategic Bombers to Base in Iran (Video)

by John Galt August 15, 2016 20:45 ET The story from Al-Masdar News is a stunner: Russia deploys jets at Iranian Airbase to combat insurgents in Syria By Chris Tomson 15/08/2016 Al-Masdar News has obtained exclusive photos of Russian warplanes being deployed to the Hamedan Air Base in western Iran. Currently, the strategic TU-22M3 bombers take flight from southern Russia at Modzok airfield; however, this newly signed military agreement with Iran will allow Russia to reduce flight time by 60%, saving the Kremlin both money and improving airstrike effectiveness. The distance…


Why the CIA, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar are Furious about Erdogan’s Russian Rapprochement

by John Galt August 14, 2016 23:00 ET Deep inside the bowels of Langley, Riyadh, and Doha, there are some furious individuals who thought their establishment of disorder and conflict would result in a new world order that eradicated those foes who failed to fall in line with their program would be destroyed economically. Instead, the tables have now been turned and the CIA, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar are now facing the most embarrassing reversal of fortune since America’s withdrawal from Saigon. The plan was simple: After Bashir Al-Assad, the dictator…


Some Disturbing Pieces of Intel Possibly Relating to Upcoming Russian-Ukraine War

by John Galt August 10, 2016 17:50 ET I don’t know if this is any indication of something wicked this way coming but this maritime traffic map indicated in the embedded Tweet seems to indicate a massive increase in supplies to Kerch in the Crimea which is the primary Russian military base on the east side of the Crimean Peninsula. Cargo and tanker transport into/out of Kerch,Taganrog and Rostov on Don looks like rush hour. Never seen so packed pic.twitter.com/oHX4WbVc1x — DWS Intel (@DWSIntel) August 10, 2016 If this is an…


The Propaganda War Cranks up as Radio Free Europe warns of Return to Full Scale War in Ukraine

by John Galt August 10, 2016 05:30 ET IF there is not a larger signal that the Ukrainian government is getting ready to start a late summer offensive in the Donbass region, I don’t know what there is. First there has been a dramatic increase in artillery attacks along the cease-fire line throughout the region, especially to the northeast and south of Donetsk. Then there was the assassination attempt on the head of the separtist Lugansk Republic a few weeks ago. Next there has been a large buildup of Ukrainian armor…


08.07 Russia-Ukraine SITREP: Russian Military Buildup on Ukraine Border

by John Galt August 7, 2016 16:10 ET The headline and story from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is consistent with what appears to be a buildup to a confrontation in the Southern Ukraine before the autumn rainy season begins: Russian Military Hardware Sighted Along Northern Crimea Border (excerpt) Crimean Tatar activists have reported armed checkpoints being erected at scattered sites around the Russian-occupied peninsula, and unusually large concentrations of Russian hardware in northern regions. Ukraine-s border guard service, meanwhile, reported that Russian authorities had blocked all road entry to the Black…


Wikileaks, Hillary, and Russia: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold

by John Galt July 29, 2016 05:00 ET The mega-circus known as the Democrat National Convention is concluding in Philadelphia, but the concern of all of its major leadership will not be seen unless this next release indicates what most of America already knows: The Clinton family is the most corrupt, un-indicted crime family in America next to White Bulger until the FBI finally went after his gang. Hillary Clinton’s problem however is not as easy as a bimbo eruption or weak participant in one of their exercises of illegality which…


The Failed Coup in Turkey Shows Why Shortwave Radio is Still Relevant

by John Galt July 17, 2016 21:00 ET There have been many a eulogy presented for the hobby of shortwave radio listening and broadcasters over the past five years so highlighting the statements of the obvious does nothing but fulfill the age old argument that the internet has replaced radio and soon we won’t have any need for AM, FM, or Shortwave because of modern technology. That statement is true, if you wish to live in a world like current day Iran or China is filtered by the government and the…


Did Saudi Arabia Help Erdogan with the Attempted Phony Coup?

by John Galt July 17, 2016 15:50 ET The story from the Western media is totally inconsistent with the pro-Government Turkish and Middle Eastern propaganda outlets as the period some thirty-six hours after the coup comes into clear view. The headline on the Drudge Report earlier today summed it up quite nicely: The story it the Drudge Report linked to was from the U.K. Daily Mail: Crocodile tears? Turkish president Erdoğan breaks down in tears at coup victim’s funeral as he calls his opponents a ‘virus’ who must be purged  The…


Iraqi Military Base Near Baghdad hit by 50 Rockets Tonight from Anti-Iranian Forces

by John Galt July 4, 2016 18:50 ET The video of the attack indicates the severity of by pro-Iranian forces against the PMOI forces residing in the former U.S. military base: From the UK Daily Mail: “A number of rockets fell on Camp Liberty,” Baghdad Operations Command spokesman Saad Maan said in a statement, referring to the camp where the PMOI members are housed. Maan said that some 20 rockets were launched from a truck in an area west of Baghdad toward the camp, some of which fell short, wounding Iraqi…


ISIS is as Dumb as Saddam: Attack Helicopters meet Open Targets in Desert

by John Galt July 2, 2016 08:00 ET Everyone, meet my new favorite raghead. His official Shenandoah nickname is: الجمل روث That’s Arabic for “Camel Dung.” This moron, wearing what appears to be a second hand WalMart golf shirt is walking in the middle of the Iraqi desert with no canteen, no supplies, no spare ammunition, and holding a piece of scrub brush above his head to camouflage his brave warrior self from Iraqi Mi-28 and Mi-35 attack helicopters who are mopping up after yesterday’s devastating attacks. The series of airstrikes…


America is Over: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Considering Retirement After Election

by John Galt June 19, 2016 15:30 ET Paul Bedard, a very reliable Washington insider who reports for the Washington Examiner, dropped the bombshell late this morning: Clarence Thomas may be next to leave Supreme Court Excerpt: Should Thomas leave, that slight majority would continue if Donald Trump becomes president. If it’s Hillary Clinton, then she would get the chance to flip two Republican seats, giving the liberals a 6-3 majority. And, conservatives fear, that could switch to a 7-2 majority if Republican Justice Anthony Kennedy, already a swing vote, retires….


06.19 Latest Videos from Syria: What Ceasefire?

by John Galt June 19, 2016 14:30 ET For some strange reason the United States and Russia are trying to maintain the charade of a “ceasefire” inside the rapidly imploding war zone known as Syria. These videos from various news sources tend to dispel that myth. Where the subject matter was posted in Arabic or another language, I have used Google Translate to accommodate my readers. When a terrorist pick up truck is seen with a group of terrs in Aleppo yesterday, simply dial 1-800-KORNET!: Okay, maybe I embellished that translation…


06.18 23:00 ET – Ukraine Civil War: Heavy Fighting in Mariupol and Donetsk Tonight (VIDEO)

by John Galt June 18, 2016 23:00 ET The video above is purported to be a firefight between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian forces outside of Donetsk earlier this evening. Keep in mind that it is very difficult to verify the validity of many reports posted on the internet from this region but if confirmed along with the other breaking news of the evening, then the situation is deteriorating inside the Ukraine conflict as quickly as it is along the NATO-Russian border in the West of Russia. Tonight appears to be the…


The War That isn’t Reported Continues: 9 Ukrainian Soldiers Killed, 19 Wounded on Friday

by John Galt June 12, 2016 16:35 ET The war that is not going to be reported in the Western media continues with casualties and destruction on both sides becoming quite commonplace as artillery exchanges and small arms fire intensifies. The story below demonstrates that the OSCE oversight of the Minsk Agreements is nothing more than a figurehead joke designed to support a pro-NATO/EU version of events ignoring the plight of citizens near the front lines in the Donbass region. From DNI News on Saturday: 9 Ukrainian security officers killed, 19…


Syria Ceasefire is Over: Russia Vaporizes Islamists with Incendiaries and Cluster Bombs (VIDEOS)

by John Galt June 8, 2016 20:10 ET One has to wonder how many Americans are itching to exact revenge on these terrorists for what they have done in this world to our people and those standing in TSA lines nationwide because of their ilk. Regardless, Russia, once again, demonstrates how to win wars with minimal effort from their forces while assisting their own Marines and Assad’s ground troops with a nightly version of shock and awe. It is an amazing thing to watch as we try to fight the oxymoron…


Will Russia and the Ukraine go to War this Weekend?

by John Galt May 5, 2016 05:30 ET The ongoing small unit skirmishes along the line of contact in the Lugansk and Donetsk Republics has been ongoing since the first implementation of the Minsk accords. The violations are being reported to the OSCE monitors but little if any action has been taken against either side as a result. According the DNR yesterday for example, there were 60 violations including artillery and mortar attacks along with small unit engagements in Zaitsevo, Yasinovataya, Ozeryanovka, Zheleznaya Balka, Sakhanka and the hotly contested area of…



Meanwhile the Ukrainian Military Continues Attacks in Donbass on Easter Sunday (VIDEOS)

by John Galt March 27, 2016 13:10 ET The Ukrainian military and its pro-Nazi militias continue to violate the Minsk Ceasefire Agreements with attacks on the rebel forces inside the Donbass region. Even on Easter Sunday, there is no peace for the residents of the areas near Donetsk as the Ukrainian military attacked a vital crossroads just north of the city of Donetsk by the Yasinovatskiy industrial area. Videos of the shelling along with the sounds of the conflict demonstrate that this is no false claim by the rebels: This map…


The Truth about Putin’s Withdrawal from Syria

by John Galt March 21, 2015 04:00 ET THERE is this myth, propagated by the Western media that when Russia engages in an activity which seems counter to prior statements or actions that it is a sign of weakness or incoherent strategic goals. Sadly for the West and the new generation of so-called “Russian” experts, this is the farthest thing from the truth. At the liberal website Slate, the ‘expert’ speculated that it was due to Assad’s intransigence and the financial cost of the operations in Syria. That of course is…


Think you’re having a Bad Day? Watch these Turkish Rebels in Latakia, Syria Get Blown Away (VIDEO)

by John Galt February 16, 2016 16:25 ET (for best effect, hit play on the song “Bad Day” video and the Syrian Forces video below at the same time; I don’t have time to edit and overlap, sorry) Rocketupthatassitis is incurable. Welcome to Kinsabba, Latakia Province in Syria. Have a nice day while these “rebels” are having a seriously bad day.


Russia’s Plan to Blackmail OPEC at the Secret Qatar Meeting on Tuesday

by John Galt February 15, 2016 20:05 ET The long anticipated Wild West face to face showdown with Russia and Saudi Arabia occurs on Tuesday, February 16th in Doha Qater per Bloomberg today: Saudi, Russian Oil Ministers Plan Talks in Doha Tuesday The reaction in the crude oil futures markets was fast and obvious (chart via Investing.com): The so-called secret meeting was leaked by someone with a financial interest in moving the futures markets. Here is an excerpt from the Bloomberg article linked above: Ali al-Naimi, the most senior oil official…


GRAPHIC Video Shows Saudi Observation Post Wiped out INSIDE Saudi Arabia’s Najran Province

by John Galt February 12, 2016 21:45 ET The following is a graphic video of a Houthi attack on a hillside observation post inside of Saudi Arabia somewhere in the Najran Province along the Yemeni border. For those with sensitivities, this is combat with real blood and dead Saudi soldiers so if you can’t handle it, don’t watch it. The attack could have occurred anywhere along the long border region with Saudi Arabia and Yemen in this area as displayed on this map: One thing is for certain; whatever propaganda the…


02.11.16 18:00 ET: Russia Warns Saudi and GCC Military supporting Rebels in Syria Risks a World War

by John Galt February 11, 2016 18:30 ET This is the kind of news in the old days that would cause gold to jump $100 in 5 minutes, however, since the chicken hawks who date camels are usually all talk and no action when it comes to military affairs unless the United States puts ten times then number of our own troops at risk, the reaction is only notable because of Russia’s stark warning. Via The Daily Star in Lebanon, via various news agencies: Russia warns Gulf intervention in Syria risks…


02.09 Russia, Hezbollah, and Syrian Army Pound Islamist Rebels near Aleppo (VIDEO)

by John Galt February 9, 2016 20:45 ET Thanks to Twitter and YouTube everyone can keep one eye open on the battle for and around the Syrian city of Aleppo and the developing crisis for the Islamist rebels supported by America, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. With the city essentially encircled and the supply lines from Turkey now cut off, the Russians and Syrians continue to pound the rebels into submission with a strategically well conceived winter offensive which will force submission of the civilian population and probably a surrender and/or slaughter…



12.05 BREAKING NEWS: Turkey Goes Insane – Will Establish Permanent Base in Mosul, Iraq

by John Galt December 5, 2015 15:25 ET Just when the world thought Erdogan and the nation of Turkey would not go full retard, they do. From the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet Daily News this evening: Turkish military to have a base in Iraq’s Mosul Excerpted from this evening’s report linked above: Turkey will have a permanent military base in the Bashiqa region of Mosul as the Turkish forces in the region training the Peshmerga forces have been reinforced, Hürriyet reported. The deal regarding the base was signed between Kurdistan Regional Government…


Obama is Planting a Ticking Time Bomb in America for 2017

by John Galt December 1, 2015 05:00 ET While most of America slumbers in its drunken swill of Republican versus Democrat political nonsense, sports of every sort, and the latest social distortions of reality designed to infuriate the average sane individual, the President of the United States has begun the final phase of his plan. And it’s a doozy. The first hints of this grand plan began to take shape when Obama committed what amounts to a suicide mission for United States Special Operations Forces in Syria working with suspect groups…


11.28 Putin Signs Decree Imposing Economic Sanctions on Turkey

by John Galt November 28, 2015 13:20 ET From the Russian news service Interfax (translated via Google): Putin signed a decree on sanctions against Turkey There is an update from 20:43 → Putin decided to ban charter flights to Turkey The ban Turkish goods fall, the list of which will determine the government Moscow. November 28. INTERFAX.RU – President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on restrictive measures against Turkey. This was reported by the Kremlin press service. The document called “On measures to ensure the national security of the Russian…


11.24 BREAKING NEWS: US Official Believes Turkey Shot down Russian Jet OVER SYRIA!

by John Galt November 24, 2015 21:15 ET Breaking hard tonight via Reuters UK: Russian jet hit inside Syria after incursion into Turkey: U.S. official REUTERS UK Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:51pm EST The United States believes that the Russian jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday was hit inside Syrian airspace after a brief incursion into Turkish airspace, a U.S. official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. The official said that assessment was based on detection of the heat signature of the jet. Just holy crap folks. This is…


11.23 BREAKING: Russian Military Begins Ground Operations inside Syria

by John Galt November 23, 2015 20:30 ET From the Kuwaiti Newspaper Al-Rai (rough translation direct from Google Translate): Special reports -Monday, November 23, 2015 Elijah wrote c. Magnaar Al Rai quote of the leading sources in Syria that for the first time participated Russian infantry troops backed by tanks and aircraft operation to storm the opposition forces Syrian expiatory between the countryside of Latakia and Idleb countryside where captured the strategic high recording without any injury in the ranks of the attacking forces. Leadership sources said that live military exercise…


11.15-11.16 Deathcrepe Asia, European, US Marketwatch: Nous Somme Français

by John Galt November 15, 2015 10:15 ET 11.15 19:05 ET – Japan enters into recession in Q3. Nikkei 225 now down 1.71% but don’t worry, be happy! 11.15 18:05 ET – Dow Futures open up – 129. Not that bad, not that good. But the night is young…. ———————————————————————— This will be an open thread, updated throughout the afternoon and evening to cover the ongoing market turmoil, which just became more tumultuous, as the world reacts to the cratering global economy and the upcoming start to World War III which…


U.S. Congress Prepares to Ramp up Ukraine War Again by Authorizing Lethal Aid to Kiev

by John Galt November 10, 2015 19:30 ET The problem with U.S. elections is that the politicians in office tend to want to act like they have bigger huevos than they really do so as to impress their new interns and the voters back home. Sadly both the Republican chicken hawks and the Democrats in search of manhood are both supporting this extremely dangerous measure and the news via RFE/RL is another marker on the march to a major war with Russia: Congress Passes Bill Giving Lethal Aid To Ukraine Breaking…


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