US to Intensify Anti-ISIL Campaign to Counterbalance Russia, Iran
The United States has decided to intensify military efforts against the Islamic State in response to Russia’s air campaign and to counter Russian and Iranian influence in the Middle East, former Pentagon official Steven Bucci told Sputnik.
Boots on the Ground: Pentagon to Launch 'Direct Action' in Syria and Iraq
In a major reversal for the US military, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Tuesday that the Pentagon will begin "direct action on the ground" in Iraq and Syria, in an effort to the combat the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group
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What will they dream up next?!
The Russians are after your internet!!
The stories of Russian aircraft flying in international airspace but “dangerously close” to US or UK (or Norwegian) airspace (no mention of far more numerous NATO flights on Russia borders) are getting old now so here's The New York Times with a reshuffle:
Now Russian subs (only the Russian?) are sailing “dangerously close” to undersea cables. Gasp! The Russians are sabre rattling again!
RT television channel Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan said Tuesday that she was outraged at the proposal by a former US assistant secretary of state that the United States must freeze RT assets
In the latest ‘McCainikaze’ attack on President Putin, RT and anything else that happens to inhabit the 11 time zones between Murmansk and Vladivostok, David J. Kramer offers an embarrassingly reckless plan to “knock Putin on his heels.”
Yes, at the very same time the Russian leader has his hands full battling Islamic terrorists that US smart bombs just aren’t smart enough to hit, Kramer, senior director for human rights and democracy at the McCain Institute for International Leadership (a do-tank, as opposed to think-tank, according to its website), has decided it’s a good time to go after RT.
“Wouldn’t it be nice to go on the offensive, in a non-military way, to knock Putin on his heels, while also shutting down his odious propaganda machine? Here’s how it can be done,” schemes Kramer.