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Facing total economic meltdown at home US/UK, spear-heading NATO, have chosen the path of confrontation with the rest of the world, a path which will lead us to the brink of war with Russia and China

Turkey no longer an obstacle to the US-Russian cooperation in Syria

Posted by seumasach on July 22, 2016

Sputnik News

22nd July, 2016

There are clear signs that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is leaving the anti-Russian coalition and will no longer be an obstacle to the US-Russian cooperation in Syria championed by Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts, Professor Stephen F. Cohen notes.

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Trump Doctrine: Work with Russia, draw back NATO, stop arming Syrian rebels

Posted by seumasach on July 18, 2016

Sputnik News

16th July, 2016

“We will have a very good relationship with Russia” promises the mercurial Republican nominee for president who once referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as his 60 Minutes “stablemate.”

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Why a thaw between Russia and NATO is possible

Posted by seumasach on July 15, 2016

Sputnik News

15th July, 2016

There are signs indicating a slight shift in NATO’s strategy towards Russia. Western Europe now does not believe in the “Russian menace” while some Western politicians have called upon the EU to regard Moscow as an ally rather than a geopolitical rival.

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Washington trade official reveals early talks on UK trade deal

Posted by seumasach on July 15, 2016

TTIP is dead and Britain no longer has the role of drawing Europe into the US orbit. Brexit is proving great facilitator for the wider Obama agenda of detente with Russia and a global reset.

FT

14th July, 2016

The Obama administration has begun preliminary discussions with senior UK officials about how they might pursue a trade agreement between the two countries following Britain’s exit from the EU, according to Washington’s top trade official.

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Germany seeks closer military ties within EU after Brexit

Posted by seumasach on July 14, 2016

Brexit has already had dramatic geopolitical consequences. This is the first one: an independent Europe logically leading to the demise of NATO. Meanwhile “independence day”, as you might expect, means for Britain an even deeper integration into the US security sphere.

RT

Berlin and Paris will push for closer military ties with EU member states, the German defense minister said, adding that the long-contended issue was let loose by UK’s vote to leave the bloc. It comes as Germany is looking for a new global role for its military.

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Many Americans regard ceasefire in Syria as defeat

Posted by seumasach on February 29, 2016

TASS

28th February, 2016

MOSCOW, February 28. /TASS/. Many Americans regard the ceasefire in Syria as a defeat, Chairman of the State Duma committee for foreign affairs Alexey Pushkov said.

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US, Russia revive the Syrian peace process

Posted by seumasach on February 25, 2016

 Kerry: “Cooperation between Russia and the United States via foreign and military agencies will be stipulated as part of further work.”

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

22nd February, 2016

What is cooking between Russia and Iran? Evidently, there is something terribly important happening for Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu to make a rushed visit to Tehran on Sundayso soon after his Iranian counterpart’s ‘working visit’ to Moscow only last week. Shoigu brought a message from President Vladimir Putin, which he handed over in person to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. No further details have been divulged.

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NATO won’t support Ankara in conflict with Russia

Posted by seumasach on February 21, 2016

NATO Warns Turkey It Won’t Support Ankara in Conflict With Russia

Sputnik News

20th February, 2016

As tensions escalate between Turkey and Russia, NATO has warned Ankara that it will not take part in a war provoked by the Turkish government.

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NATO General: Russia will bring peace to Syria

Posted by seumasach on February 15, 2016

Turkey offers catastrophe

Sputnik News

15th February, 2016

Moscow has developed a plan that will bring an end to the brutal struggle which has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced millions more in Syria; however, the West should ensure that Turkey won’t undermine all efforts to resolve the crisis, former chairman of the NATO Military Committee Harald Kujat said.

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The USA and Russia become allies in Syria

Posted by seumasach on February 15, 2016

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

15th February, 2016

The meeting of the International Syria Support Group seems to have marked the takeover of the Syrian situation by the White House, to the detriment of the « neo-conservatives » and the « liberal hawks ». The final declaration imposes supervision of the UNO by the US and Russia, which removes Jeffrey Feltman from his prerogatives. It imposes free circulation of humanitarian aid and the end of hostilities. The formula chosen legitimises Russian military action, not only against the al-Nusra Front and Daesh, but also against Ahrar el-Sham and Jaysh el-Islam. However, the declaration does not mention the Franco-British project for the creation of a pseudo-Kurdistan.

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Iran engages with Turkey where US and Russia dither

Posted by seumasach on February 12, 2016

As this article shows, multipolarity is no longer an abstract concept, it is the emerging reality. What is also striking is the very discrete US-Russian cooperation

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

11th February, 2016

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made an extraordinary statement during an interview with the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper on Wednesday. He ‘tweaked’ the assessment by the Defense Ministry in Moscow a couple of days earlier that Turkey could be planning a military intervention in Syria.

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