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GEORGE FRIEDMAN: Putin has 2 years to hold Russia together

Speaking in a Mauldin Economics Interview, Friedman said the key to his forecast is Moscow's recent decision to suspend foreign aid loans. These loans are one of Vladimir Putin's main tools for maintaining the appearance of Russian power around the world. Losing them could cost Russia influence. …

Russia

The B-1 bomber: The underappreciated workhorse of America’s air wars

By Wesley Morgan<p>The huge swing-wing airplane is nothing if not flexible — canceled, revived, converted from nuclear strike plane to conventional bomber and then to flying arsenal for the GPS-guided bombs on which ground troops fighting for their lives in Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Syria often …

Former CIA Director: ISIS Will Strike America

I was an intelligence officer for 33 years. When intelligence officers write or brief, they start with the bottom line. Here it is: ISIS poses a …

The War No One Can Name

Why can’t we come up with strategy to defeat the terrorists? Maybe it’s because we won’t say who they are—or even who we are.<p>OK, so we’re at war again. In the days since the attacks in Paris—described as an “act of war” by French President Francois Hollande—Barack Obama has made plain that …

CIA's Brennan: Paris attacks not likely a 'one-off event'

CIA Director John Brennan said on Monday that officials had "strategic warning" about the terrorist attacks in Paris that claimed the lives of more than 130 and injured hundreds more, also saying that Islamic State likely has more operations in the pipeline.<p>"It’s not a surprise this attack was …

U.S. Sends Warships to South China Sea in an Apparent Attempt to Kick Off WW III

As if poking the Russian bear wasn’t enough, the Obama administration has now chosen to rile the Chinese dragon.<p>In a move meant to project U.S. …

China

Russia's Aim in Syria Is to Strategically Defeat ISIS and Al Qaeda

BEIRUT -- As soon as Russia launched the first stages of its military campaign in Syria, world media erupted with epic slights on President Vladimir Putin and the deprecation of Russia's strategic motives in Syria. Is this information operation simply a recrudescence of Cold War neuralgia, or is …

Saudi Arabia Threatens to Supply Surface-To-Air-Missiles to Terrorists in Syria: Russia Should Play Checkmate

<b>Saudi Arabia Threatens to Supply Surface-To-Air-Missiles to Terrorists in Syria: Russia Should Play Checkmate</b><p><b>Murad Makhmudov, Michiyo Tanabe and Lee</b> …

Middle East

The Tragic Ending To Obama's Bay Of Pigs: CIA Hands Over Syria To Russia

One week ago, when summarizing the current state of play in Syria, we said that for Obama, "<b>this is shaping up to be the most spectacular US foreign</b> …

Middle East

Robert F. Kennedy’s haunting prophecy: The school shooting epidemic he saw coming

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>After the assassination of MLK, he warned us about our infatuation with guns. His words are worth revisiting today<p>Stephan Richter • Terri Langston<p>October 10, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Globalist.<p>It is worth reading this speech word for word – and ask …

The Truth About America’s Favorite Gun Myths

Thomas Edison once said that “the three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”<p>Opinions on Thomas Edison aside, he was right. Nothing was ever won or maintained easily, without struggle, and without the basic …

Russia, Syrian government forces ramp up fight against IS

Fierce fighting has taken place between Russia-backed forces and the "Islamic State." Various reports have suggested that the militant group has lost …

Syria airstrikes: Russian military reports 64 raids on Isis in 24 hours

Russian airstrikes in Syria have targeted command and communications centres, weapons depots and training centres used by militants and terrorists, Russian news agencies have reported.<p>Maj-Gen Igor Konashenkov, a military spokesman, said Russia’s air force had made 64 deployments against 55 Islamic …

You Don't Need to Shoot Down a Drone to Destroy It

There's now a safe option for paranoids looking to bust Big Brother spy planes.<p>Drones can be fun to fly, but they're also a headache for security. The spy planes stick their nose in sensitive areas, and there are rising concerns they could be used as flying improvised explosive devices …

China Joining Russia In Syria Brings Risks Of World War

<b>American Decline:</b> Chinese forces head to Syria to join with Russia in filling Obama's power vacuum and purportedly fight the Islamic State. A false …

Gun Control in the Third Reich: Learn the Lesson

There’s been a great deal of discussion about gun rights, gun confiscation, gun free zones, and the most controversial, if Jews had been armed in …

Gun Control

Hillary Clinton Disclosed Identity Of CIA Source From Sid Blumenthal

There comes a time when a “scandal” becomes a crime and in the case of Hillary Clinton, revealing the identity of a CIA source certainly seems to fit …

Government

Russian jet 'shot down' by Turkish forces after entering Turkish air space

A Russian air force jet has been shot down by Turkish forces after it strayed into the country's airspace, according to unconfirmed reports. …

Deadliest in Turkey's history: Twin bombs kill at least 95 at pro-Kurdish rally in Ankara

Bodies covered by flags and banners, including those of the HDP, lay scattered on the road among bloodstains and body parts. The HDP blamed the government which, it said, had blood on its hands.<p>Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called for "solidarity and determination" in a statement.<p>"Like other …

Lockheed F-35s finish at-sea test flights as US Navy warms to new jet

ABOARD USS EISENHOWER, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Two Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets wrapped up a second round of successful test flights off the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier on Friday, a key milestone toward operational use of the jets by the U.S. Navy in coming years.<p>The flight tests …

Kim Jong-un threatens war with "US imperialists" as North Korea celebrates 70th anniversary of ruling party

Sabre-rattling comes as tens of thousands of troops march in Pyongyang's biggest celebrations ever<p>Kim Jong-Un boasted on Saturday that his country could fight any war provoked by US "imperialists", as he presided over a vast military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of North Korea's ruling …

The leader of al Qaeda described what ISIS needs to do, or else it'll be 'crushed in the shadows'

In 2005, Ayman al-Zawahiri wrote a letter of advice to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was then the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the predecessor of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).<p>Zawahiri was concerned that AQI, a Sunni terror group, was alienating Sunnis in Iraq by attacking Shia …