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SPOT ON »»Putin is Defeating More than ISIS in Syria  By F. William Engdahl  

Russia and its President, Vladimir Putin, a little more than a year ago, in July 2014 were the focus of attention in Europe and North America, accused, without a shred of forensic evidence, of shooting down an unarmed civilian Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine. The Russians were deemed out to restore the Soviet Union with their agreement to the popular referendum of Crimean citizens to annex into the Russian Federation and not Ukraine. Western sanctions were being thrown at Russia by both Washington and the EU. People spoke of a new Cold War. Today the picture is changing, and profoundly. It is Washington that is on the defensive, exposed for the criminal actions it has been doing in Syria and across the Middle East, including creating the recent asylum crisis in Germany and large parts of the EU.

As a student of international politics and economics for most of my adult life, I must say the emotional restraint that Vladimir Putin and the Russian government have shown against tasteless ad hominem attacks, from people such as Hillary Clinton who likened Putin to Adolf Hitler, is remarkable. But more than restraint is required to bring our world from the brink or some might say, the onset of a World War III. Brilliant and directed action is essential. Here something extraordinary has taken place in the very few days since President Vladimir Putin’s September 28, UNGA speech in New York.
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China and Russia: The Real Reasons the US Is Staying in Afghanistan

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org provides his commentary (October 16, 2015) on the announcement by President Obama that the US military will not be withd...
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US Global Assassination Campaign Kills Numerous Unreported Civilians

US Global Assassination Campaign Kills Numerous Unreported Civilians | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Former National security Agency (NSA) executive and whistleblower Thomas Drake said that the US assassination campaign has "metastasized" in dark shadows over the years, and has killed far more civilians than has been reported.
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Samantha VandeBunte's curator insight, October 16, 2015 1:02 AM

Interesting to think about, but it always makes you wonder if it's completely true......

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Say Hello to My Cruise Missiles: Escobar

Say Hello to My Cruise Missiles: Escobar | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Originally appeared at Asia TimesThe New Great Game in Eurasia advanced in leaps and bounds last week after Russia fired 26 cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea against 11 ISIS/ISIL/Daesh targets across Syria, destroying all of them. These naval strikes were the first known operational use of state-of-the-art SSN-30A Kalibr cruise missiles.
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ISIS lost most of its ammunition & heavy vehicles in Russian airstrikes – military #RussiaRocks

ISIS lost most of its ammunition & heavy vehicles in Russian airstrikes – military #RussiaRocks | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Islamic State militants have lost "most" of their ammunition, heavy vehicles and equipment in Russian airstrikes, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. At least 86 ISIS targets were hit during 88 sorties in the last 24 hours.
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Obama's Legacy: More Terrorists With More Territory and More Money #Fact

Obama's Legacy: More Terrorists With More Territory and More Money #Fact | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
As President Obama’s second term in the Oval Office nears its end, the Heritage Foundation, a US conservative think tank, attempts to assess the record he leaves behind, and comes to the conclusion that "by every objective measure, the nation has received a meager return on the defense dollars invested by Mr. Obama’s Pentagon."
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A Decisive Shift In The Power Balance Has Occurred -- Paul Craig Roberts - PaulCraigRoberts.org

A Decisive Shift In The Power Balance Has Occurred -- Paul Craig Roberts - PaulCraigRoberts.org | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The world is beginning to realize that a seachange in world affairs occured on September 28 when President Putin of Russia stated in his UN speech that Russia can no longer tolerate Washington’s vicious, stupid, and failed policies that have unleashed chaos, which is engulfing the Middle East and now Europe. Two days later, Russia took over the military situation in Syria and began the destruction of the Islamic State forces.

Perhaps among Obama’s advisors there are a few who are not drowning in hubris and can
understand this seachange. Sputnik news reports that some high-level security advisors to Obama have advised him to withdraw US military forces from Syria and give up his plan to overthrow Assad. They advised Obama to cooperate with Russia in order to stop the refugee flow that is overwhelming Washington’s vassals in Europe. The influx of unwanted peoples is making Europeans aware of the high cost of enabling US foreign policy. Advisors have told Obama that the idiocy of the neoconservatives’ policies threaten Washington’s empire in Europe.
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Oliver Stone: 'I Hope Putin Will Win in Syria'

Oliver Stone: 'I Hope Putin Will Win in Syria' | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
It is a good thing that Russian President Vladimir Putin has started taking action in Syria, acclaimed Hollywood director Oliver Stone said in an interview with El Mundo.
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Almost 300 Europe-Bound Migrants Arrested In Libya

From: https://www.youtube.com/user/AFP October 09, 2015 - Libyan authorities said almost 300 migrants, a third of them from Senegal, were arrested Thursday ...
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Western countries say endorse unity government for Libya

Western countries say endorse unity government for Libya | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Western countries say endorse unity government for Libya http://t.co/hgusHFRlFj
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Protest in Libya ( Staged Protest)

TRIPOLI, LIBYA - OCTOBER 09: Libyans stage a protest against the national unity government proposed by United Nations envoy Bernardino Leon on October ...
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More than 500 migrants rescued off Libya coast - News24

More than 500 migrants rescued off Libya coast - News24 | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Spanish Civil Guard says it has rescued 523 African migrants off the coast of Libya with the help of the Italian coastguard.
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@Guardian is Mad »» Isis seizes ground from Aleppo rebels under cover of Russian airstrikes

@Guardian is Mad »» Isis seizes ground from Aleppo rebels under cover of Russian airstrikes | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Islamic State makes more gains as Putin’s aircraft continue to hit opposition to Assad regime in west of province and key areas Islamic State militants have scored their most significant advances in the province of Aleppo, the closest they have...
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'They don't care who gets killed': Ex-drone pilot turned whistleblower to RT

'They don't care who gets killed': Ex-drone pilot turned whistleblower to RT | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Guilt-ridden American drone pilots continue to quit in unprecedented numbers. One former secret mission operator, Brandon Bryant, who’s received a whistleblower award, spoke to RT of the horrors of indiscriminate killing from a safe distance.
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Moscow doubles down on Washington By Pepe Escobar

Moscow doubles down on Washington By Pepe Escobar | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
History may eventually decide the ‘New World Order’ started on September 28, when Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama had a 90-minute face off at the UN in New York.
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Irrespective of spin – “productive” according to the White House, “tense” according to a source close to the Kremlin – facts on the ground accumulated almost immediately.

Putin did press Obama for the US to join Russia in a real grand coalition bent on smashing ISIS/ISIL/Daesh. The Obama administration, once again, relented. I detailed here what happened next: an earth-shattering game-changer in the ‘New Great Game’ in Eurasia, straight out of the Caspian Sea, that caught the acronym fest of US intelligence – not to mention the Pentagon - completely off-guard.

So this was Putin’s first message to Washington, and the Pentagon/NATO combo in particular; your fancy ideas of stationing tactical nuclear weapons or expanding missile defense to Eastern Europe, or even Asia-Pacific, are just a mirage. Our cruise missiles are capable of wreaking real effective havoc; and soon, as this piece argues, there will be more hypersonic, high-precision long-range missiles added to the mix.

Old habits don’t die hard – they remain in a coma forever. The Pentagon’s response to the facts launched from the Caspian Sea was to conduct an airdrop of light weapons to “a select group of vetted leaders and their units,” as in those famously non-existent Syrian “moderate rebels.” The weapons will inevitably be captured by assorted Salafi-jihadi goon outfits in no time.
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Is Being a Gaddafi a Crime? By Harris Ikonomopoulos ( Greek Lawyer) #Saif #Libya #ICC cc: @IntlCrimCourt

Is Being a Gaddafi a Crime? By Harris Ikonomopoulos ( Greek Lawyer) #Saif #Libya #ICC cc: @IntlCrimCourt | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Had I not been entrusted in October 2014 by Safia Farkash Mohamed, Muammar Gaddafi's widow, to defend the future of her murdered son's minor child and wife, I would have most certainly shared the prev
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Two Shells Hit Russian Embassy Compound in Damascus - + than a provocation

Two Shells Hit Russian Embassy Compound in Damascus - + than a provocation | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Two shells hit the Russian embassy area in Syria's capital Damascus Tuesday as scores of pro-government supporters gathered outside the compound to thank Moscow for its intervention in Syria.
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Doctors Without Borders Rejects US Offer to Rebuild Hospital

Doctors Without Borders Rejects US Offer to Rebuild Hospital | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Doctors Without Borders rejected the Pentagon's offer to rebuild their hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, which US military forces bombed on October 3.
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‘Which side are you fighting for?’ Russia blasts US for refusing to share intel on ISIS

‘Which side are you fighting for?’ Russia blasts US for refusing to share intel on ISIS | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Washington’s failure to share data with Russian intelligence about terrorist positions in Syria makes one question the goals that Americans have in their anti-ISIS campaign in Syria and Iraq, a senior Russian diplomat has said.
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AHAH Then: All Portugueses are Psychopaths »»Like your coffee black? U may be a psychopath, study says

AHAH Then: All Portugueses are Psychopaths »»Like your coffee black? U may be a psychopath, study says | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Vain, selfish, psychopathic, everyday sadist – this is what you might be if you prefer bitter foods like strong black coffee or tonic water, Austrian researchers discovered.
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Turin shelves guest of honour invitation for Saudi Arabia at International Book Fair

Turin shelves guest of honour invitation for Saudi Arabia at International Book Fair | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Saudi ambassador writes angry open letter after Italian book fair withdraws offer in wake of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr’s death sentence The International Book Fair in Turin has withdrawn an invitation to Saudi Arabia to be guest of honour next year, in...
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Why War Crimes Charges Now Extend to the Destruction of Ancient Monuments» Bcs Humans never did it

Why War Crimes Charges Now Extend to the Destruction of Ancient Monuments» Bcs Humans never did it | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
For the first time, the International Criminal Court in The Hague has opened war crimes proceedings against an Islamist militant accused of leading in the destruction of historical monuments.
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Turkey terror attack: scores killed in twin Ankara blasts

Turkey terror attack: scores killed in twin Ankara blasts | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Death toll climbs to 86 after blasts in Turkish capital, minister says Two explosions target pro-Kurdish peace rally near main train station Unknown suicide bombers behind the attack three weeks before elections PM declares three days of national...
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Muammar Gaddafi <3 (Qaddafi) Biography Years before he is Murdered LIBYA -

Biography of Libyan Revolutionary Leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi many years before he was friendly with the West and ultimately killed - murdered - assassina...
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