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The United States once again warned this week it would "take firm and appropriate measures" against the Syrian government forces should they continue pushing into the southwest of the country, which has long been held by Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and other groups fighting the Assad government.  The state department issued a statement Thursday saying that any Syrian government action risks igniting a broader conflict, but didn't specify what actions the US or its allies might take.

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Is Merkel’s End Right Around the Corner?

Last year after the German elections I penned a piece saying, “The End of The Merkel is Nigh.” Merkel’s early failures at putting a coalition together drove that conclusion. Back then I pegged CSU leader and former Governor of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, as the pivotal figure in potentially seeing Germans go back to the polls if he stood up to Merkel.

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Syria Combat Testing Reveals Russia's New Tank Drone Is Junk

Senior Research Officer, the 3rd Central Research Institute of the Russian Defence Ministry, A.P. Anisimov reported on the critical deficiencies of the modern Russian Uran-9 large, Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV). The Uran-9 UGV is a Russian modern combat unmanned vehicle (also called the Russian tank in miniature) designed to provide remote reconnaissance and fire support to a variety of tasks conducted by the counter-terrorism, reconnaissance and military units in urban environments.

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In 1971, the US Navy Nearly Fought the Russians and It Would Have Been to Back a Genocide in Bangladesh

In 2016, the United States backed India’s application to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group — but didn’t support Pakistan’s. This marked an extraordinary turning point in the United States’ relationship with these historical adversaries. In 1971, the United States sent part of its Seventh Fleet to threaten war with India on Pakistan’s behalf. The reasoning behind the deployment is stranger still — it was supposedly to befriend China.

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NATO-Funded Blogger Eliot Higgins Hurls Obscenities at Critics Instead of Facts

Eliot Higgins, praised by Western media as a bulwark against sinister Russian disinformation, has a persuasive, Atlantic Council-fellow retort for those who take issue with his Google Earth investigations: “Suck my balls.” Higgins gave up his lucrative career as a payments officer at a women’s underwear company to create Bellingcat, a celebrated internet blog that specializes in using open-source information to blame Russia for every crime against humanity – real or imagined – committed so far this century.

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Russia Attacked US Debt, Because Trump Attacked Its Aluminium

Looking at the unfolding trade war between Donald Trump and the world the phrase that should come to mind is “One good turn deserves another.” In the case of the insane sanctions on Oleg Deripaska and Russian Aluminum giant, Rusal, back in April, we finally got some clarity as to how Russia can and will respond to future events. In yesterday’s Treasury International Capital (TIC) report, we saw clearly that Russia activated its nearly $100 billion in U.S. Treasury debt to buy dollars in April. 

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