Russia will pay price for Syrian airstrikes, says US defence secretary
Ashton Carter predicts reprisal attacks on Russian soil over Vladimir Putin’s military campaign to prop up Bashar al-Assad’s regime
Moscow will soon start paying the price for its escalating military intervention in Syria in the form of reprisal attacks and casualties, the US defence secretary has warned, amid signs that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies are preparing to counter the Russian move.
Ashton Carter was talking at a meeting of Nato defence ministers in Brussels on Thursday during which the ministers agreed to increase a Nato response force intended to move quickly to flashpoints.
There were no plans to deploy the force to Turkey, though the Nato secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, suggested its existence alone should discourage future Russian or Syrian incursions into Turkish territory.
“We don’t have to deploy the Nato response force or the spearhead force to deliver deterrence,” Stoltenberg said. “The important thing is that any adversary of Nato will know that we are able to deploy.”
Saudi Arabia, a leading supporter of Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow Bashar al-Assad, was said by diplomats to be preparing to step up its support, having despaired of the US. Ministers from Qatar and Turkey, the Saudis’ partners in the fight against Assad, are holding talks on their next moves.
Riyadh’s anger over Vladimir Putin’s intervention was reflected in a statement by 55 leading clerics, including prominent Islamists, urging “true Muslims” to “give all moral, material, political and military” support to the fight against Assad’s army as well as Iranian and Russian forces.
Published on Apr 8, 2014
Syrian Terrorists, now seem to have been supplied with American-made BGM-71 TOW, missile system. Analysts say, the missile-system usually, dosent show up in the hands of muslim extremists, by itself. The US has lately been signaling, it will step up its arms supply to the Syrian terrorists. This could be seen as a response, or countermeassure by the US, regarding the situation in Crimea, since Syria is a close allie of Russia, This could be a covert revenge, by the US, to “punish” Russia, for its geopolitical actions.
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Published on Nov 25, 2015
A group of Syrian Infantry troops are caught off-guard, and in the open, by a rebel TOW strike. What’s the deal with these TOWs?
It’s no secret that the American CIA has been supplying the FSA with TOW missiles. The total cost of each of these missiles from Raytheon, is a staggering $58,908.00. Over the past few months we have seen dozens of these missiles used on targets of opportunity, inside of Syria.
It isn’t possible for us, or anyone else, to get an exact number of the amount of TOW missiles supplied to rebel forces. It is currently believed, from reports in October of 2015, that over 500 TOW missiles have been used by CIA-vetted rebels.
The conditions for these TOW missiles are pretty simple. The 42 vetted groups must log each missile shot, and return the casings to the location which they received them. They log them simply by recording the shot, and then the target. A majority of these videos end up on YouTube after their submission to the CIA.
This gives the appearance that these CIA supplied TOW shots are extremely influential in the war, however that is not the case. Repeatedly, as shown in these videos, we have seen the rebels firing the TOW missiles at any target of opportunity that presents itself. Regardless if that’s an up-armored humvee, a group of infantrymen, or any SAA armor they spot.
The big picture that we aren’t seeing, is all of the SAA captured equipment that the FSA has been using. Why haven’t we been seeing it you ask? Well the answer is simple, they aren’t required to upload videos of themselves shooting Russian-made 9M113 Konkurs, 9K1152 Metis-M, 9M133 Kornet, or Chinese-made HJ-8 that they’ve secured in previous battles, because the CIA doesn’t care about the use of that equipment.
Best moments from ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’
Stephen Colbert’s tenure on “The Late Show” began Tuesday night with a tribute to his predecessor David Letterman and a visit from an old friend.
Published on Aug 31, 2014
Phil Black #3
Phil Black is an International Correspondent based in CNN’s London bureau.
Before his deployment to London, Black was CNN International’s Russia correspondent based in Moscow. In this capacity he reported on a number of high-profile stories from the region including Vladimir Putin’s landslide re-election as president and the controversial arrest and detainment of protest punk group Pussy Riot.
Prior to joining CNN International, Black spent seven years at Seven News in Sydney as a correspondent on Australia’s highest rating news programme, where he covered the Asian Tsunami from Sri Lanka.
Black is Australian and studied an associate diploma in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney.
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TT Nguyen Van Thieu hop bao BBC 31.01.1975
“Aid reduced to $700 million; reduced our combat efficiency to 40% American political decision will encourage North Vietnam to speed takeover of South Vietnam and will discourage people and army. Only North Vietnam got peace from Paris. South Vietnam still at war.”
Published on Sep 16, 2014
On the 27th of June this year, Ukraine (and Georgia and Moldova) signed the Association Agreement with the European Union, to govern policy convergence and later trade. Its supporters see it as setting the seal on a new era of east-west relations.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko highlighted the solemnity of the moment, smiling broadly: “I will sign the Association Agreement by this pen, which mentions EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, Vilnius, 29th November. It did not happen then, but th…
The legal woes of Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Paris (AFP) – Here is a breakdown of the legal woes which led to the downfall of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
— THE NEW YORK MAID AFFAIR —
Strauss-Kahn is arrested in New York on May 14, 2011, as his plane is about to take off for France after Nafissatou Diallo, a maid at his hotel, accused him of sexually attacking her when he emerged from the shower.
He denies the accusations which shock his native France where he is expected to run for president in a year.
He is held in prison for four days before being placed under house arrest for seven weeks pending a hearing. He also resigns from his post as head of the IMF.
On July 6 a French writer, Tristane Banon, lodges a complaint against him for an alleged sexual assault in 2003 which she later drops after a court says the incident happened too long ago.
Strauss-Kahn’s semen is found on Diallo’s dress, but in August the charges are dropped against him after a court ruled she was an unreliable witness.
The Guinean then files a civil suit against him which is settled in December and reported to be in excess of $1.5 million (1.3 million euros)
— THE CARLTON AFFAIR —
This case involves a ring of businessmen and police — connected through freemasonry — setting up sex parties in luxury hotel rooms.
In October 2011, Dominique Alderweireld, a convicted pimp known as “Dodo la Saumure”, a reference to the brine used for mackerel, which is French slang for pimp, is charged with procuring prostitutes and money laundering.
As part of the probe into Alderweireld, who runs brothels in Belgium, police uncover an alleged cross-border prostitution ring involving the managers of the luxury Carlton hotel in Lille, local business leaders and police officials.
Rene Kojfer, former Carlton public relations officer, is one of the key accused.
He is charged with “aggravated pimping” for allegedly advertising “Dodo’s” brothels in France, putting clients in touch with prostitutes and setting up sex parties in the hotel as part of the vice ring.
He admits to providing the contact details of prostitutes to businessman David Roquet.
Roquet, former police commissioner Jean-Christophe Lagarde and businessman Fabrice Pazskowski are accused of directly setting up sex parties for the IMF chief.
Along with Dodo’s girlfriend Beatrice Legrain — who ran a massage and sex parlour in Belgium — they are among 14 accused standing trial for aggravated pimping in an organised group.
For Strauss-Kahn, the case will come down to whether the court thinks he was aware the women were prostitutes, acted as a pimp by providing an apartment for the sex parties, and initiated the orgies.
His defence is that he merely partook in group sex organised by his entourage, and did not know the women were paid.
The pimping charge against Strauss-Kahn is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to 1.5 million euros ($1.7 million).
Published on Aug 13, 2012
Gore Vidal – BBC Omnibus 1995 – Episode One (4/4)
Episode TWO can be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR8HE1f3guA
“Gore Vidal’s Gore Vidal” (Originally broadcast 9th October 1995 on BBC1)
Autobiography of the late Gore Vidal, looking at the life of one of America’s leading literary figures who for years entranced and enraged the US with his outspoken views, novels and essays. This programme follows him around the scenes of his youth.
Published on Apr 10, 2014
US President Lyndon Johnson, South Vietnamese General Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, and US General William Westmoreland meet in 1966 in Honolulu to discuss the progress of the Vietnam War.
From US Army Staff Film Report 66-7A
Public domain film from the US National Archives
Published on Jan 21, 2013
Part 7 of 7. The conclusion of “I’ve Promised You A Father”.
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