Turkey is to deploy US rocket launchers on its border that will put Syria’s strategic city Aleppo within firing range. The move suggests that Turkey is soliciting direct American military intervention in the Syrian war.
The immediate pretext for the US firepower is the deadly shelling of the Turkish border town of Kilis at the weekend, apparently by the Islamic State (IS or Daesh) terror group. Turkish authorities claimed that the militants fired missiles from Syrian territory. Five people were reportedly killed in separate attacks.
“Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said all measures will be taken to prevent missile fire in Kilis,” reported Deutsche Welle.
The German news outlet also reported Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying that the American-supplied High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) would be operational within weeks.
“Our main target is to clear Daesh from a 98-kilometer-long border area… When this is achieved, a safe zone would be naturally formed…
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By Gilad Atzmon
Jeremy Corbyn, the man who just a few months ago was a ‘hope for a change,’ is a wimp. For months, the man has unconditionally surrendered to the Jewish lobby. He has systematically betrayed each of his professed core principles. Not surprisingly, the legendary ‘Left Icon’ has even betrayed his friends.
Leftists tend to call each other comrade; they shove the word ‘comradeship’ into every political statement. Apparently, they are unable to grasp what comradeship is all about. Corbyn’s ‘comradeship’ was on display when he failed to stand up for the heroic Ken Livingstone who told the well-established and undeniable truth about Hitler’s support of Zionism and the Havara Agreement. Corbyn just ran away with his tail between his legs.
For some time, I have thought the Left a dysfunctional masturbatory concept. But Corbyn was exciting, he seemed to support the…
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Ahead of Republican candidate Donald Trump’s speech, hundreds of demonstrators descended on the California Republican Convention Friday to protest against him.
Protesters — some of whom wore bandanas over their faces and carried Mexican flags — blocked off the road in front of the Hyatt Regency here, forcing the GOP front-runner’s motorcade to pull over along a concrete median outside the hotel’s back entrance. Trump and his entourage got out and walked into the building.
«That was not the easiest entrance I’ve ever made,» Trump said once he began speaking at the convention, adding, «it felt like I was crossing the border.»
At one point before Trump arrived, about two dozen protesters tried to rush barriers near the hotel. Police officers then rushed to the building’s doors, successfully blocking the protesters from getting in. Some of the doors’ handles were handcuffed from the inside so they couldn’t be…
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In the view of Paul Craig Roberts, “World War III has already begun,” we just haven’t moved into the hot stage yet. Hard to say whether Roberts is correct, and perhaps it’s mostly a matter of subjectivity, but of course there are always signs of concern. In fact, we’re seeing them on practically a daily basis.
China has just refused permission for a US aircraft carrier to enter Hong Kong, while Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has again expressed concerns over US efforts to establish military bases on its borders–this time in comments to a Swedish newspaper, where efforts are underway to bring Sweden into NATO.
There have also been reports in the past couple of days of Russia intercepting a US spy plane in the far east, near the Kamchatka Peninsula.
And then, of course, there is Syria, where terrorists…
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Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the son of the ailing King Salman and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, has launched a highly ambitious plan under which he says his country will speedily «end its addiction to oil.» In terms of its revolutionary ambition, lack of realism and potential for disruption, the plan has parallels with Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward in 1958 which aimed to change China rapidly from an agricultural to an industrial economy, but produced only disaster.
The Saudi version of the Great Leap Forward is outlined in Vision 2030, a summary of the reform made public last week of which more details will be given in the National Transformation Plan that is to be published in late May or early June. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed, who is defence minister and controls foreign and economic policy, wants the Kingdom to develop its own industries and services…
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