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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…


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…


Despite Saudi and Russian Bluff, Oil Supply is Still Overwhelming Price

by John Galt October 10, 2016 19:45 ET Despite the recent recovery in oil prices back above $50 per bbl (Brent chart courtesy of NetDania): The problem however is that oil supply is not reflected by the price. The latest results from the International Energy Agency (IEA) through the 2nd quarter of this year shows little if any evidence of a draw down in supply: Then tonight this fascinating story tonight from the UK Express: Something very odd is being hidden in the middle of the Atlantic ocean and Gulf of…


10.09 Saudi Stock Market Plunges another 2.2%

by John Galt October 9, 2016 08:45 ET So much for the idea that this rally will carry the world into a new camel, er, bull market. (chart via Bloomberg) This is not a predictor for the future, but if it is a hint as to how disturbed the force is with the potential for World War III starting any moment, world markets could drop far and fast without much warning.


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…


Look for Russia to Impose a No-Fly Zone for U.S. Forces over Syria

by John Galt September 17, 2016 18:15 ET Over a year ago I published a map where I thought Russia might impose a so-called “No-Fly Zone” over parts of Syria to block pro-U.S. coalition aircraft from operating. That was on September 9, 2015: That zone is no longer relevant after today. The Russian Federation, despite what the morons in D.C. thinks, does not like to be humiliated nor lied to and the United States under President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have betrayed President Vladimir Putin for the last…


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…


Arkancidefellas (Video)

by John Galt August 7, 2016 23:00 ET Because the list keeps growing, even this past week as she gains power… ARKANCIDEFELLAS by JOHNGALTFLA.COM is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.Based on a work at JOHNGALTFLA.COM.Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at JOHNGALTFLA.CM.


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…


07.15 LIVE UPDATES: Turkish Military Seizes Power in Coup d’Etat (VIDEOs)

by John Galt July 15, 2016 16:30 ET In a shocking development it would appear that the Turkish military is overthrowing the government of President Erdogan as we speak. At approximately 15:40 ET the Turkish military announced it had seized bridges near the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul, and Ankara plus sealed off all of the airports as this photo from NTV Turkey television illustrates with this photo below: Below is the live broadcast from NTV still on the air as the military has apparently secured all key communications centers with this initial…


Suicide Bomber Killed in Failed Attack on US Consulate in Saudi Arabia

by John Galt July 3, 2016 21:30 ET And with the close of Ramadan on Monday night, the terrorists continue their attempts to attack Americans anywhere, anytime. From the BBC: Attack near US consulate in Saudi city of Jeddah Two policeman were reportedly injured in the incident and the attacker is said to be dead. The attack came in the early hours of US Independence Day. The Jeddah consulate was the scene of a militant attack in 2004, which left nine people dead. Stay tuned for more as the night is…


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…


Middle East Markets Hit Hard but Stabilized on Sunday after Brexit Vote

by John Galt June 26, 2016 11:00 ET The running theme in equity markets around the world has been to panic, sell, and pray for some sort of government intervention. In the Middle East that is no different except the intervention must come from the monarchies not from central banksters and indeed that is what happened throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations today. The interesting pattern in all the charts is massive selling on the open and some recovery towards the close however in those nations where the royal families…



Saudi Arabia – Iran Feud Heats Up: Iranian Pilgrims to miss Hajj, Blames Saudi Arabia

by John Galt May 29, 2016 21:45 ET Just like two drunken camels fighting at a Bedouin discotheque, the relative peace in the Iran-Saudi economic and military conflict could not be counted on to remain silent for too long. As the Saudi proxy army ISIS is facing the possibility of massive defeats in Iraq and Syria, now Iran is accusing the Saudi regime of “blocking the path to Allah” and forbidding its pilgrims from making the sacred journey known as the Hajj. From Zee News in India today: Iran says to…


03.27 Syrian Army Retakes Palmyra Expands Control of Area Around Hama (VIDEOS)

by John Galt March 27, 2016 10:25 Sunday March 27, 2016 might indeed be a turning point in the war against ISIS in the vast Middle East ground war. The first video from Palmyra with some of the fighting over the last 24 hours illustrates the destruction which has occurred within the city (via Al-Masdar News): And more video via YouTube: Finally, footage allegedly shot today, of what is left of ancient Palmyra after ISIS evacuated the city and the destruction left behind (via Al-Masdar News): The defeat was a stunning…


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…



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…


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…


11.17 Russia and France Begin Operation F.U. Obama Against ISIS in Syria – Raqqa Sucks to Live there now! (Videos)

by John Galt November 17, 2015 19:30 ET Don’t piss on the bear unless you can handle getting hit by the claw. Apparently ISIS hasn’t figured out that they should have broadcast pictures of their “fighters” feeding infants instead of raping and beheading them as Russia in coordination now with France has basically told Obama to F. Off and started bombing the living dog snot out of ISIS in Raqqa and selected other targets as another pre-winter offensive begins. This time it is different however with both Russia and France assisting…


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…


Saudi Arabia to Hit Global Debt Market – Borrowing Could Equal 50% of GDP in 5 Years

by John Galt November 9, 2015 20:00 ET Whoops. The Saudis promised the world that the rapid decline in oil prices would have limited impact on their domestic economy.  Despite the public proclamations and chest thumping to reassure overseas markets and investors, in fact the Saudis have been desperate to raise cash as they have now discovered the economic reality of the difference between liquidity and actually having cash on hand. This was highlighted in none other than the website Reuters via Arabian Business on October 12th: Oil-dependent Saudi, Abu Dhabi…


If Saudi Arabia is “Allah’s Pardise” on Earth, Why are so Many Professionals Trying to Flee?

by John Galt November 9, 2015 19:25 ET The paradise nation which set an example for all other Islamic countries which appears to be Allah’s heaven on Earth appears to be in not such great shape. Following the lead of Americans with skills and means as a record number of US citizens are now renouncing their citizenship under the Obama regime, it would appear that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a similar problem; perhaps one far worse (via the state run newspaper, The Arab News): Doctors, accountants among 7,500 stopped…


Canada May go 100% Tard: Considering Accepting Syrian Refugees like the Europeans

by John Galt November 9, 2015 19:10 ET Just when everyone thought we should only build a wall on the SOUTHERN U.S. border, we might need one along our Northern border also as the nation of Canada is on the verge of going 100% retard under their new Socialist French like government: Canada eyes taking in Syrian refugees from Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey More from the Al-Arabiya article today: Canada will soon discuss with Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey taking 25,000 Syrian refugees off their hands and resettling them in this country…


Russia Prepares for Further US Sanctions as Putin Prepares More Military Action

by John Galt November 4, 2015 20:45 ET The toothless American sanctions imposed by the Mullah in Chief of the United States Obama are about to get serious as it would appear Vladimir Putin is preparing his nation for further, more severe economic sanctions (via RT): Putin signs law allowing retaliatory sequestration of foreign property in Russia Russia’s president has signed legislation enabling countermeasures in the case of the wrongful arrest of Russian state property abroad. The law, based on reciprocity, curtails the jurisdictional immunity of the country in question if…


And More Bad Ass Video from Russia’s Attack on Islamofacists in Syria

by John Galt October 19, 2015 19:30 ET Of course, USAF strike video or sadly, Special Forces attacks on Sunni Islamofacists is non-existent; probably because the Obama Regime has ordered them to stand down against real targets. Give the Ruskies credit, they have great music in some of their attack videos. All of the videos are via YouTube and in no particular date order. Of course this one above was just posted above was uploaded today and allegedly from the Syrian/Russian attacks on the ragheads in the suburbs of Damascus which…


09.30 Update on Russian Attacks on Syrian Islamist Targets with Videos

by John Galt September 30, 2015 21:15 ET To say this was unforeseen is a lie. Back on September 10th, I warned about the upcoming conflict with the Russians and Syrian rebels/terrorist groups: Armageddon Approaches: Russian Troops Begin Combat Operations in Syria Today, one of my predictions came true (via the UK Telegraph today):  Russian generals are not regular visitors to the US Embassy in Baghdad. Once, this newly built complex near the Tigris was the de facto seat of power in Iraq – and a place where decisions affecting Syria…


How Russia and Iran Plan to Push Oil Prices Back above $100

by John Galt September 27, 2015 09:30 ET And in turn, Remove the United States as a Superpower in the Middle East On post super blood moon Monday, Vladimir Putin will be meeting with President Obama to discuss the ISIS crisis in the Middle East. There are many within the U.S. media who are promoting this meeting as some strange idea that the Russians are about to ask the Americans for help against ISIS. While there might be a small gnat’s hair bit of truth to this, in reality, Putin is…


Armageddon Approaches: Russian Troops Begin Combat Operations in Syria

by John Galt September 10, 2015 21:30 ET The story above is from September 7th, via CNN and tonight the news via Reuters has accelerated the crisis to an entire new level: Russian troops join combat in Syria – sources From the story above: Russian forces have begun participating in military operations in Syria in support of government troops, three Lebanese sources familiar with the political and military situation there said on Wednesday. The sources, speaking to Reuters on condition they not be identified, gave the most forthright account yet from…


Is Saudi Arabia Begging US Banksters for an Economic Bailout?

by John Galt September 7, 2015 19:00 ET The first observation is the biggest lie of them all; that the crash in oil prices has not hurt the Saudi Arabian stock market and economy. The Tadawul All Shares Index (TASI) demonstrates this fact (chart courtesy of Bloomberg): Thus this could be one of the reasons for the peculiar headline from the Financial Times this evening: Saudi Arabia’s king meets top US executives in investment drive Usually it is the other way around; US executives beg the Saudis to invest part of…


07.27-07.28 Asian Deathburger: Chinese Stock Market Opens DOWN 4% No Sweet, Just Sour

by John Galt July 27, 2015 22:15 ET This screenshot from Bloomberg TV-Asia says it all: The reason for all the red on the screen? Shanghai strikes again, opening down as far as 4.51% but recovering slightly at the top of the hour: The 15 minute delayed chart from YahooFinance is ugly as are all Asian-Pacific markets this morning: The Hang Seng in Hong Kong is slightly better but then again they like to sell hard in the afternoon session: Australia and South Korea are not doing so well either: Last…


The Ultimate Guide to the Doom and Destruction for the Rest of 2015 Part 2: World War

by John Galt July 27, 2015 21:40 ET 2. World War III World War III appears to be on the horizon with some postings around the internet speculating it could start in the magic time frame of September or October of this year. Of course, I have warned what would happen if there was an outbreak of war between the United States, Russia, and China. But this could pale in comparison to everything else which the United States and world as a whole could endure before this year ends. The unfortunate…


Saudi Arabia Captures 4 Shia Rebels 1 Saudi Soldier Killed in Al-Qatif (Video)

By John Galt April 5, 2015 21:45 ET Keep in mind that the video and news report below is from a propaganda bases source, PressTV via Iran: However this does confirm a report from Al-Jazeera early Monday morning of such a raid occurring (translated via Google): One Security Man Killed, one Wounded during Anti-Terror Raid in Eastern Saudi Arabia According to the Saudi Press Agency murder of a security man and left five wounded in an exchange of gunfire in the town of Awamiya in Qatif (eastern Saudi Arabia), during a…


Iran to get Nukes, Israel Angry, and Yemen being Invaded; Guess Where Obama is Going?

by John Galt March 26, 2015 19:40 ET While Michelle Obama is in Southeast Asia destroying what relationships we have with our remaining allies in that region: Cambodian prime minister criticizes Michelle Obama visit Ah well, maybe it was her dance moves. The Emperor of the United States (EATUS) decided that after this stressful week of doing nothing but finding new ways to destroy the Constitution that he needed a break. After all, selling out America’s only ally in the Middle East which just happens to be the only democracy in…


03.26 Gold and Oil Surge on Yemen Conflict

by John Galt March 26, 2015 05:00 ET Needless to say that old barbaric metal must be popular in the Middle East as an insurance policy against economic destabilization. As the news about the size and scope of the Saudi offensive into Yemen became public knowledge overnight, precious metals surged in response: Meanwhile WTI Crude is up over $2.00 per barrel as of this posting: Stay tuned as this conflict has the potential of spreading far and wide throughout the region thus ending the bear markets in these commodities and altering…


03.25 20:45 ET: Saudi Arabia & GCC Launch Military Operations in Yemen

by John Galt March 25, 2015 20:55 ET As I warned in January, the start of a conflict involving the pro-Iranian Houthis and Arab nations in the region would start within weeks of their movement towards the capitol and as warned, the conflict has now expanded to include the nations of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council launching attacks in Yemen this afternoon. From Al-Jazeera minutes ago: Saudi ambassador announces military operation in Yemen Saudi envoy to US says his country has begun airstrikes against Houthi rebels to defend legitimate…


Obama’s Petulant Revenge: US Declassifies Intel Report on Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program

by John Galt March 25,2015 20:33 ET The petulant emperor’s temper tantrum has reached new lows with the hatred towards Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and apparent secret policy of anti-Semitism which runs rampant throughout the administration. Tonight, the Obama administration “suddenly” declassified very sensitive information about Israel’s nuclear weapons program, amazingly enough, on the eve of a possible non-written, undocumented agreement with the terrorist nation of Iran on their nuclear program. From the Israel National News, Arutz Sheva: US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel’s Nuclear Program Obama revenge for Netanyahu’s Congress talk?…


02.08 BREAKING NEWS: Cyprus to Offer Russia Air and Naval Bases

by John Galt February 8, 2015 10:45 ET On July 8, 2012, as the European Central Bank and its Western cohorts began the process of fleecing the nations of Cyprus and Greece, I penned the article below: Cyprus Could be the Next Domino to Fall to Russia Apparently that situation has come to fruition as the United Kingdom will now have to share airspace over the Mediterranean with NATO’s arch villain as the two countries will both have air force bases 40 km apart. As the Russian bear continues to growl…


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