New part of NATO air defense system goes online in Romania

All the major components of the missile defense system, including the missiles, are in place, and have been handed over to military commanders,” – unnamed Pentagon official

New NATO air defense base in Romania

The new Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense system at Romania’s Deveselu airbase is to come online Friday, as the US Navy takes control of the site after years of construction. Continue reading “New part of NATO air defense system goes online in Romania”

Video: Russia puts the evidence on the table; satellite photos

Wednesday the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces presented evidence demonstrating Turkish involvement in funding IS

Lt General Sergey Rudskoy_evidence briefing against Turky Isis oil

According to Rudskoy, Russia has identified “three main oil transportation routes from ISIS-controlled Syrian and Iraqi territories into Turkey.”

“The western route leads to the Mediterranean ports, the northern route Continue reading “Video: Russia puts the evidence on the table; satellite photos”

Russia, Turkey, the US and…Crimea? Are they connected?

A Russian warplane, US missiles, Turkish militia, a  Russian pilot shot in cold blood; how does this connect to Crimea?  Maybe the timeline is revealing.

Russia's Defence Ministry handout photo shows pilots of Russian Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet preparing before flight at Hmeymim air base near Latakia in Syria

November 25, 2015 – The disturbing events of the past week are not going to provide any comfort as we look a bit more closely.  Might these events be connected?  It seems they may. Continue reading “Russia, Turkey, the US and…Crimea? Are they connected?”

Russia/U.S. ink deal to “minimize” risks in Syria

The U.S. and Russia put into practice on Tuesday new rules designed to minimize the risk of air collisions between Russian and U.S.-led coalition aircraft over Syria.

FILE - In this Oct.  3, 2015, file photo, a Russian  SU-24M jet fighter armed with laser guided bombs takes off from a runaway at Hmeimim airbase in Syria. Russia and the United States signed an agreement Oct. 20 designed to minimize the risk of collisions and other dangers as both countries carry out airstrikes in Syria. (Alexander Kots, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Photo via AP)With Russia, the U.S., France, England, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar all fighting in Syria, the danger of a more wide-spread conflict grows.–politics.html