According to DEBKAfile, an Israeli military-intelligence website based in Jerusalem, a purported Syrian drone that flew over Northern Israel on July 17 was a “Yasir” vehicle, launched from a Hezbollah base in the Qalamoun Mountains, an area roughly 37 miles (60 km) from central Golan, where it was first spotted.
Those closely observing the Republican National Convention this week were quick to pounce on the fact that Melania Trump appears to have appropriated part of a speech by Michelle Obama, and the US Justice Department became an inadvertent mouthpiece for indignation.
At least 42 helicopters have gone missing from Turkey's military inventory in the wake of the failed coup attempt on Friday evening causing concern that there may be another act to the attempted overthrow of Erdogan.
The author is a Major (Retired) of the US Air Force and a peace activist.The definition of “conspiracy of silence” from wiktionary.org reads as follows: An agreement, either formal or tacit, between two or more parties not to discuss some matter nor to reveal any information concerning it, especially in order to avoid blame, embarrassment, or other discomfort. See also
The author is a young Italian blogger who writes for Wake up News and Il Legionario.Turkey’s turmoil should set Italians and Europeans into general thinking.News of the attempted coup in Turkey appeared on the Rai News website at 7:59pm. "The European Union has called for "a rapid return to constitutional order in Turkey".
Two Turkish Air Force pilots linked to the downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber in November have been detained in connection with the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey, the country’s justice minister has said"The pilots that downed the Russian jet were arrested," Haberturk TV channel quoted Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag as saying on Tuesday.
A famous Russian economist, left-leaning politician and prominent media personality comments on the developing doping scandal that threatens to exclude the Russian team from the 2016 Rio summer Olympics on Russian national broadcaster TV CenterIf someone slaps you in the face, you need to respond. Russia too should respond.
Enrique Ferro's insight:
Our defector, who was once a brilliant doctor, but apparently sold out for a green card – fine, but he needs to provide the names of the international officials who, it turns out, were our agents. Until they provide that, it will only be a slap in the face. And we need to respond to that. If we are having a cold war over sports…
In a metaphor that could presage the likely relationship between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his new British counterpart, Boris Johnson, the former had an awkward moment at 10 Downing Street on Monday.
A standoff between the United States and Turkey, two largest NATO powers, over extradition of Pennsylvania-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen to his homeland, could shake to the ground the military alliance, experts suggest.
Mike Flynn, 57, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), has served as a foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump since the autumn of 2015. For a time, Flynn had been considered as a possible vice presidential candidate for Trump before the announcement Friday that Indiana Governor Mike Pence would be made his Republican Party running mate.
News reports about the recently released 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry into the 9/11 attacks are typically dismissive: this is nothing new, it’s just circumstantial evidence, and there’s no “smoking gun.” Yet
Russian President Vladimir Putin did on Sunday what no major western leader from the NATO member countries cared to do when he telephoned his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan to convey his sympathy, goodwill and best wishes for the latter’s success in restoring constitutional order and stability as soon as possible after the attempted coup Friday night. (Kremlin website)
Enrique Ferro's insight:
Israel is keeping stony silence. Will the US and its regional allies simply throw in the towel or will bide their time to make a renewed bid to depose Erdogan? That is the big question. Erdogan’s popularity is soaring sky-high today within Turkey.
Whenever Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Andrei Parubyi speaks, it usually makes people laugh. He can’t recite the alphabet, so watching him moderate debates in the legislature is both strange and cruel fun.
Well, Britain's new prime minister Theresa May is off to a great start. I have noticed that she frequently carries a handbag, though female politicians in today's post-feminist world are never seen with one. The subtle imitation of Mrs. Thatcher, who also carried a handbag (though it was far less unusual then) is clear.Thatcher was known for being a lady and also being tough - the "Iron Lady." But I don't recall that Mrs. Thatcher ever promised to mass-murder the world's population and destroy the planet.
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