Syraq SITREP 19: #RussianNavy Launches More #Kalibr Cruise Missiles at #ISIS

One week after a U.S. Navy F/18E shot down a Syrian Air Force SU-22 bomber, leading Moscow to declare that American-led Coalition aircraft could be tracked as hostiles via air or surface to air missile radars, the Russians struck Islamic State terrorists with a barrage of Kalibr missiles. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, six low flying cruise missiles were fired from the Admiral Essen and Admiral Grigorovich frigates in the eastern Mediterranean.

The missile strikes came one day after rumors circulated online that a U.S. RQ4 Global Hawk long range drone, which was reported crashed in northern California, was actually shot down over the Mediterranean by Russian air defense systems based in the Latakia coastal region of Syria.

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Remember @NATOPress/#NATO, #Russia Also Says #NeverAgain

The Jews and Armenians are not the only ones who say ‘never again’. So do the Russians, NATO friends.

Shortly after 4 a.m. local time on 22 June 1941, Nazi Germany and a coalition of what it called a ‘united Europe against Bolshevism’  invaded Soviet Russia, with an army of 3.5 million men. As a reminder to those eagerly building up the largest military force seen on Russia’s western borders since that time: nothing is forgotten, no one is forgotten…

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Syraq SITREP 18 BREAKING: U.S. Shoots Down #SyAF Jet, #Iran Fires Ballistic Missiles at #ISIS

Father’s Day in the U.S. marked two escalations in the Syria war, with the Americans shooting down a Syrian Air Force jet they claimed bombed Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces Sunday evening, while Iran fired at least two medium-range ballistic missiles from its territory at ISIS in eastern Syria. The Iranian missile strike was the first launch of a ballistic rocket in combat by Tehran since the 1980s Iran-Iraq War, and the Persian rockets transited Iraqi air space en route to their targets.

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#MemeWars: The Wrath of #KEK and the @JordanBPeterson Experience

Pepe is a humorous frog, who became a meme. Then he became — sometime after Hillary Clinton gave her ‘Putin is the global godfather of the AltRight’ speech in August 2016 to the trolling cry of PEPE! — a legend. And as every child who’s watched a superhero movie like The Dark Knight Rises knows, a legend never dies — even when Pepe’s creator cartoonist Matt Furie tries to kill him off, to the froggy lolz of the Internet’s sh-tlords.

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MOAR U.S. Sanctions Will Accelerate Moscow’s Embrace of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

The Russian Analyst was surprised to learn this week that our nearly 60 year old mother-in-law, a former M.D. who works in medical HR, knows what bitcoin is. Moreover, she also knows that one bitcoin is now valued more in U.S. dollars than the spot price for an ounce of gold, and that BTC is a highly volatile asset. While our mother-in- law is not by herself a reliable barometer of what mostly apolitical Muscovites or millions of Russians who watch the same channels she does believe, she does demonstrate that Russians are curious about digital currencies in a low-trust society that mostly still prefers cash to plastic. 

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Countercoup, Part 5: After Comey, Sessions Hearings the #TrumpRussia Con is Failing

James Comey’s testimony, long on accusations and insinuations against President Donald J. Trump but short on proof that POTUS obstructed justice, turned out to be a major disappointment for the legacy media that promoted it. So too did this week’s testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions fail to achieve anything for the Democrats and their deep state backers, other than preach to the already paranoid choir of ‘woke’ #TrumpRussia conspira-trolls.

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Syraq SITREP 17: SAA Links Up With Iraqis, as U.S. Backs Off Amid Saudi-Qatar Standoff

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its Iraqi PMU partners achieved a major victory last week, capping off a month of anti-ISIS operations that have reclaimed a Lebanon-sized chunk of territory from the terrorists on both sides of the Syraq border.

The linkup of Syrian Army troops and pro-Damascus militias with friendly Iraqi Shi’a forces came after weeks of U.S. bombing attacks designed to harass and intimidate the Syrians from accomplishing this strategic objective. The Syrians, backed by the Russian air force and advisers, were undeterred from moving ahead and daring the Americans to use their own troops to stop them. Not surprisingly, the Trump Administration backed down.

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London Paul on the Saudi-Qatar Crisis 06/12/2017

Regular Rogue Money guest The Sirius Report’s London Paul talks the Saudi-instigated crisis with Qatar and how it is backfiring on Riyadh. The Monday Mornings with V and CJ Show provided a preview of London Paul’s in-depth analysis of the power shift in the Mideast toward Qatar’s ally Turkey and the Qataris’ expanding ties with Iran, which is sending Doha food amidst a failing Saudi blockade of the gas-exporting peninsula’s only land border.

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Philippines’ Duterte Seeks Friendship with China and Russia, Then ISIS Attacks Mindanao

It was another one of those stories that shows why alternative or new media exists: legacy media reported it, if barely, but skipped over the geopolitical implications. In late May Rodrigo Duterte, the strongman president of the Philippines who has been widely lambasted for human rights abuses both real and alleged from a brutal counter narcotics campaign, visited Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin. The characteristically blunt Filipino leader could not have been more plain: his country was under attack by ISIS terrorists, and therefore he would have to cut his visit to Moscow short, but speaking to RT last year, Duterte boasted: “I have a new friend with lots of weapons” — Russia.

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