Vladimir Putin’s air force puts on spectacular show of strength with attack helicopters and fighter jets in Crimean exercises

Vladimir Putin’s air force puts on spectacular show of strength with attack helicopters and fighter jets in Crimean exercises

Stunning pictures from Aviadarts 2016 contest captured jets showing off their accuracy as they soared in symmetry  Helicopters darted effortlessly above dozens of glowing flares as spectators in awe watched from an airfield The national leg of annual competition was hosted in Crimea for the first time in history by Russian Defense Ministry Vladimir Putin’s…

Washington Is Using Russia’s Reliance on Diplomacy To Revive ISIS And To Involve Russia In Long-Term War In Syria

Source: paulcraigroberts.org Washington Is Using Russia’s Reliance on Diplomacy To Revive ISIS And To Involve Russia In Long-Term War In Syria Russia’s Use Of Force Was Highly Successful, but is being undermined by resort to fruitless diplomacy. Russia Fiddles While Syria Burns by Stephen Lendman Make no mistake. Putin’s strategic intervention in Syria last September…

Islamophobia: Why Are So Many, So Frightened

Islamophobia: Why Are So Many, So Frightened

Islamophobia has become a significant factor driving politics in many western countries. Islamophobia – fear of Muslims – is now highly visible among European populations concerned about terrorist responses from Islamic groups claiming Jihadi links. However, it is also evident among those same populations in relation to the refugee flow from the Middle East. In…

On the Road to Raqqa

Source: sputniknews.com Pepe Escobar The road to Raqqa, capital of the phony ISIS/ISIL/Daesh “Caliphate”, will continue to be a riddle wrapped inside an enigma at least until the US Presidential elections. Let’s examine why. The loose combo known as Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), led by the Kurdish YPG alongside its women’s brigade, the YPJ, are trying to advance against Daesh…

Russia Rises From the Mat

Source: consortiumnews.com May 1, 2016 The U.S. government doesn’t want to admit that its heady “unipolar” days are over with Russia no longer the doormat of the 1990s, but Washington’s arrogance risks war, even nuclear annihilation, explains Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow In Moscow, the preparations for the May 9th Victory Day parade began in the…