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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…


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…


08.24 05:15 ET BREAKING NEWS: Turkish Military Crossed into Syria to Attack ISIS and Kurd Positions

by John Galt August 24, 2016 05:15 ET In the past hour, the government of Turkey stayed true to its word and launched a massive cross-border intervention into the Syrian government territory of Aleppo this morning, crossing the border after a night of heavy aerial bombardment near the towns of Jarabulus and apparently heading to the Kurdish held town of Manbij to clear the region of ISIS and Kurdish forces. This operation is designed to clear the border and create the buffer to prevent further attacks from northeast Syria into southern…


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…


Hillary Clinton has Another Reason to Hate Obama

by John Galt July 19, 2016 20:45 ET Poor Hillary. Okay, I’m joking and right about now the 5 Clintonistas that read my blog on a daily basis are probably blathering about what kind of hate I’m about to spew about their witch, er, candidate. Unfortunately, for them, this is an observation on the gift that keeps on giving: the manipulated fraudulent Obama economy. After eight years of manufactured and at best fictional economic data the Clinton campaign should be worried about what is about to hit. Besides, as she says…


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…


Turkish Government Reports Military Coup Crushed

by John Galt July 15, 2016 20:15 ET *********************** 07/16/16 07:15 ET LATEST NEWS ************************ The following links are from the Hurriyet Daily News in Turkey which is not back online in English and sums up the end of the coup and the damage that has been done: 194 killed in quashed Gülenist coup attempt: Military Turkey urges US that harboring Gülen is a hostile act after coup attempt 1563 detained over coup attempt Turkey demands return of eight plotter soldiers who landed on Greece Coup plotters will pay for what…


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…


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…


More Syrian War Video of Turkish Terrorists Getting Rocketuptheassitus and Blown Away

by John Galt February 20, 2016 18:45 ET Wow. Some of the video coming out of the obviously newly Russian resupplied Syrian Arab Army hitting back with their allies against the Turkish terrorists in the Latakia region with the offensive to re-take the key city of Kinsabba close to the Syrian-Turkish border moving into its final stages today. As you watch the video below, note the use of Kornet rockets, usually as anti-tank weapons to eradicate a RPG two man crew (photo before impact above) and several Turkmen sniper positions. Meanwhile,…


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.


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…


The Obama Administration Raises the Stakes as U.S. Military Illegally Occupies Airfield in Syria

by John Galt January 20, 2016 21:00 ET President Barack Obama once spoke of how the Bush administration used the military in an unwise fashion. During a MTV/MySpace candidate town hall on February 2, 2008 Obama said the following: For much of the campaign, Obama has sought to differentiate himself from Clinton by stressing that he was against the Iraq war from day one and, when asked if he would institute a draft as president, he once again used the occasion to put distance between himself and his chief rival. “I…


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…


12.05 BREAKING NEWS: Turkey Detains 4 Russian Ships in Black Sea

by John Galt December 5, 2015 08:40 ET A reporter from the English language Turkish Newspaper Today’s Zaman first alerted the world to this story a little over thirty minutes ago: And now the Azerbaijani news agency Trend has their version of the story: Four Russian ships blocked in Turkish port  By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend: Four Russian ships have been blocked in the Turkish port of Samsun, the Turkish Haber7 newspaper reported Dec.5. No details are yet available on the issue, according to the newspaper. Relations between Russia and Turkey…


12.04 BREAKING: Turkey Invades Kurdish Iraq to Allegedly “Train” Kurdish Troops

by John Galt December 4, 2015 18:55 ET In what can only be called a major destabilization and possibly one of the most absurd stories of the night from the Islamist state of Turkey, the entire situation in the Middle East may have taken a step far closer to the start of a multi-nation World War(From the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet Daily News): Turkish troops in Mosul for training Yes, seriously… At least several hundred Turkish soldiers have been deployed to provide training in northern Iraq’s Mosul region to the Peshmerga and opposition…


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…


11.24 Stock Market Watch: Turkey Shoots Down Russian Warplane-Markets now Very Tense

by John Galt November 24, 2015 05:15 ET With the news breaking early this morning about the Russian SU-24 being shot down by the Turkish military, markets went from quiet and sublime into full blown panic mode in the futures markets as the chart above demonstrates. But even with the Russian Defense Ministry downplaying this action at the moment, gold and the US dollar found an early morning bounce when the news broke (charts courtesy of FINVIZ): This has also put a floor under WTI Crude with a slight bounce on…


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…


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…


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…


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…


02.22 Turkish Troops Return to Base after Relocating Süleyman Şah’s Tomb

by John Galt February 22, 2015 12:30 ET The brief incursion into Syria by Turkish forces yesterday was to remove the tomb of Süleyman Şah back into Turkish national territory and to warn all warring parties in Syria to avoid hurting Turkish interests. From the Hürriyet Daily News today: Turkey issued diplomatic note to Syria for relocation of historic tomb Turkey delivered a diplomatic note to the Syrian consulate in Istanbul to inform Damascus that the Tomb of Süleyman Şah was being temporarily moved to a new site in Syria corresponding…


02.21 BREAKING NEWS: Confirmation That Turkish Tanks and F-16’s Attacked ISIS in Syria

by John Galt February 21, 2015 22:30 ET As the Twitter world was set on fire tonight by reports that 40 Turkish tanks and armored vehicles crossed into Syria through Kobane to protect the tomb of Süleyman Şah, the grandfather of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. This territory has been considered sovereign Turkish territory since 1921 but it was believed that ISIS was looking to trap the Turkish honor guards who protect the tomb and cut them off from resupply, possibly to damage or destroy the tomb as…


Meanwhile in Cyprus, a Deal for a Russian Air and Naval Base is Imminent

by John Galt January 25, 2015 21:20ET While long rumored and discussed during the pre-bailout phase of the Cypriot financial crisis, it would appear now that NATO’s and the European/US influence is waning in the Med not just in Greece but now in Cyprus. On Friday January 23rd, the Cypriot newspaper Famagusta Gazette reported the following: Russia continue to seek Cyprus military base Moscow is interested in a potential agreement with Cyprus for military facilitation on the island, the country`s Ambassador in Nicosia Stanislav Osadchiy has confirmed. President Anastasiades is expected…


As the Grexit heated up, Turkish and Greek Fighter Jets engaged in Mock Dogfights

by John Galt January 25, 2015 20:55 ET While the United States and European Union huff and puff via the IMF and ECB over the impending Greek exit from the European Union (Grexit), tensions have quietly heated up between two long time NATO members who are antagonists of all non-Balkan members in their own right. From the Greek newspaper Kathimerini on January 20th: Greek and Turkish fighter jets engage in Aegean dogfights Greek and Turkish fighter jets were involved in a mock dogfight over the Aegean on Tuesday in the first…


While Obama Prepares for War with White Americans, Russia Prepares for World War III

by John Galt December 1, 2014 20:20 ET The headlines tell the tale of the tape: Obama Requests $263 Million for Police Body Cameras, Training Before White House Meeting, de Blasio Says Nation Must Face Ferguson ‘Head On’ Sharpton to Attend White House Meeting on Ferguson Riots Ferguson protest leaders to meet with President Obama at the White House Monday Meanwhile in Russia: Russian Military Aircraft Endanger Civilian Planes, Turn Off Transponders, US Ambassador To NATO Says Russia launches ‘wartime government’ HQ in major military upgrade Russia announces war games; UK…


11.12 Turkish Radicals Initiate another “Workplace Incident” Against American Sailors on Shore Leave

by John Galt November 12, 2014 19:20 ET I guess our “allies” in Turkey no longer view our soldiers or sailors as friends to their new found Islamist Republic as this attack, which could only happen with the tacit approval of the government and Turkish intelligence services illustrates: So just who or what is the TGB, the apparent group behind the attack since they were the group that filmed this? For the uninitiated, here is a brief summary about the Turkey Youth Union (via Wikipedia since their homepage appears to be…


Obama’s False Flag Speech Tonight

by John Galt September 10, 2014 19:00 ET Tonight, on the eve of another anniversary for 9-11, the current President of the United States will be giving a speech about the threat of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or IS for short) where a new American strategy for dealing with this terrorist army will be outlined after he stated several days ago that he didn’t have one. Several months ago in fact, the President called ISIS the “JV team” in one of his numerous infamous quotes and since that…


08.10 16:30 ET BREAKING NEWS: Erdoğan Barely Wins First Popular Presidential Election in Turkey

by John Galt August 10, 2014 16:30 ET The implications for the re-election of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan should be viewed with great alarm in the West as his consolidation of power, albeit by not an overwhelming endorsement via the numbers from the voting population in Turkey. The war with ISIS (or ISIL, IS, whatever) will continue in the Middle East unabated as long as Turkey’s new Islamist leader supports them and provides a manner to filter weapons purchased with Qatari money into Iraq and Syria to supply the terrorists. The…


The U.S. Media has Ignored the Iranian Invasion of Iraq

by John Galt August 3, 2014 22:20 ET As Tikrit fell in early June there was a degree of panic felt in Baghdad, Washington, and Tehran that was not indicated until recently by the Sunni kingdoms of the Arab gulf but now has a palpable feeling of panic. The reason the Saudis moved their military to the Iraqi border to reinforce against an alleged radical terrorist army which their wealthy oil sheiks allegedly helped to finance (with major help from Qatar), was not to protect their nation from the threat of…


Why Saudi Arabia and Qatar want to Eradicate Iraq

by John Galt June  12, 2014 22:00 ET On September 1, 2013, I published the following article referring to the idea of putting US troops on the ground in the Syrian Civil War: Just Say NO on Syria In that article, I stated the following: The desire to build a natural gas pipeline from Qatar and Saudi Arabia first took hold in 2009 but due to the uprisings within the “Arab Spring” which followed and massive instability created from the uprisings, Bashar Al-Assad’s distrust of the Sunni governments which supported the…


03.23 BREAKING NEWS: Turkey Shoots Down Syrian Warplane

  by John Galt March 23, 2014 08:38 ET Breaking news per Al-Arabiya at 08:23 ET: Turkey downs Syria warplane on border By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Sunday, 23 March 2014 Turkish anti-aircraft fire shot down a Syrian warplane on Sunday as it bombed rebels fighting to seize control of a border post in northwestern Syria, an NGO said. “Turkish air defenses targeted a Syrian fighter bomber as it struck areas of the northern province of Latakia. The plane caught fire and crashed in Syrian territory,” the Syrian Observatory…


Predictions for 2014 Print Edition

  by John Galt January  1, 2014 13:00 ET If you listened to my radio show this past Friday, you already know this story but for those foolish enough not listen via the archives or live, here are my predictions for 2014. Keep in mind I do not think anyone should use these predictions as investment advice and it is not meant to be construed as such, nor do I recommend using this information for anything other than building a fallout shelter with at least 1 foot thick reinforced concrete walls…


Meanwhile for the Upcoming NATO-Syria War: Turkey shoots down a Syrian Helicopter

  by John Galt September  16, 2013 20:20 ET The following is the story from Reuters with only one excerpt posted below it for everyone to figure out on their own as to why I selected that portion of the story.   Turkish warplanes shoot down Syrian helicopter <EXCERPTED> Turkey scrambled two F-16 jets along the border between its southern Hatay province and Syria after warning the Mi-17 helicopter it was approaching Turkish airspace shortly before 2:30 p.m. (1130 GMT), the military said in a statement. Syria called the reaction “hasty”…


9/3 BREAKING NEWS: British Typhoons in near clash with Turkish jets over Cyprus

  by John Galt September  3, 2013 17:55 ET The news from the Republic of Cyprus seems alarming considering the unannounced missile test conducted by the U.S. and Israel this morning and the building tension in the region with NATO members and the Russians sending naval vessels into the region. From the Cypriot newspaper Famagusta Gazette several hours ago: British Typhoons in near clash with Turkish jets over Cyprus <excerpted> British and Turkish fighter planes nearly clashed over the skies of Cyprus yesterday after two Typhoon Eurofighters scrambled from Akrotiri airbase.Details…


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