Daily Archive: August 2, 2016

The Syrian conflict: An Iranian perspective on the Russian involvement and a potential Turkish cooperation

Aram Mirzaei Since the fall of 2015, the Syrian-Iranian-Russian coalition has been highly effective in the Syrian conflict, scoring multiple victories on the battlefield, most notably in the Latakia and Aleppo provinces where over 90% of the Latakia province was liberated from the Western-backed throatcutters. In February, a nationwide ceasefire was negotiated by the US and Russia, a deal excluding...

New deterrance: US plans to upgrade its nuclear bomb

The National Nuclear Security Administration has given the go ahead for work to continue on upgrading its B61 nuclear bomb. The move comes as the Pentagon embarks on a multi-billion-dollar scheme to improve its nuclear arsenal. The decision taken by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) authorized the program to enter a post-engineering phase, which comes after four years of...

U.S. Says New Bombing Campaign Against ISIS in Libya Has No End Point at This Particular Moment

The U.S. launched a major new military campaign against ISIS on Monday when U.S. planes bombed targets in Libya, responding to requests from the U.N.-backed Libyan government. Strikes took place in the coastal town of Sirte, which ISIS took in June of last year. The strikes represent a significant escalation in the U.S. war against ISIS, spreading the conflict thousands...

China holds massive naval drills to prepare for sudden, cruel & short modern war

The Chinese navy held a large-scale “live ammunition” drill in the East China Sea, which involved hundreds of ships and submarines from all three fleets of the People’s Liberation Army. The exercise involving China’s East Sea, North Sea and South Sea fleets practiced both offensive and defensive capabilities of the Chinese naval power. The exercise mobilized some 300 ships, dozens...

Full Spectrum Dominatrix vs. Off Spectrum Narcissus

 History can be a damned good screenwriter – currently presenting an excruciatingly agonizing, do-or-die choice (“Love trumps hate” vs. “Lock her up!”) not only to US voters but also to the whole planet, which will be affected, directly and indirectly, by this choice.  On one side we have a populist over-the-top billionaire pop Narcissus, a.k.a. “cheeto-faced ferret-wearing shitgibbon” (thank you,...