World Turkey Russia India S-400 Russia is selling key United States allies a missile system in a move the U.S. warned could drive the countries away from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Of particular concern is Turkey, a NATO member that occupies a significant geopolitical position. The U.S. has warned Turkey that the Russian S-400 missile system is incompatible with NATO technology, but that fact does not seem to have deterred Ankara. "The purchase of S-400 air defense missile systems meets Turkey’s national interests that have nothing to do with politics. The Russian systems minimize Turkey’s external dependence. This is very important for our country," Turkey’s minister of interior Suleyman Soylu told reporters on Thursday. Turkey and Russia agreed last year that Moscow would sell Ankara the S-400 system, and Turkey has already reportedly paid the first installment. Russia will likely deliver the system as early as 2019 or 2020. Recommended … [Read more...] about Russia Sells Deadly Missile Systems to Turkey and India, Sparking Controversy With U.S.
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World Iran Iraq Syria U.S. Military ISIS Israel Donald Trump Saudi Arabia Hezbollah Mike Pompeo A top Iranian Revolutionary Guards official has responded to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent policy speech targeting Iran's presence in Iraq and Syria, arguing it was the U.S. that was unwelcome. Brigadier General Yadollah Javani, the lieutenant commander for the elite force's political affairs wing, said that Pompeo's remarks "indicate that he has been sleeping over the past 40 years and is unaware of what has happened during these years in the world and the region." The newly appointed top U.S. diplomat devoted his first major foreign policy speech on Monday to condemn the Shiite Muslim revolutionary government that has led Iran since toppling a pro-West monarchy in 1979 and has expanded the country's foothold in the region. "Iran has been present in Iraq and Syria at the invitation of the legitimate governments of these countries and sided with the regional nations based on … [Read more...] about Iran Tells U.S.: We Were Invited to Iraq and Syria, What About You?
World ISIS ISIS Propaganda Syria Syrian army Bashar al-Assad Russia Damascus Yarmouk Refugee Camp The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has released graphic photos that show the jihadis dropping an explosive-wrapped man off of a building in the group's final, besieged pocket of territory south of the Syrian capital of Damascus. The footage was released by ISIS' Damascus branch "Wilayat Dimashq" and spread on pro-ISIS social media accounts. Through a series of images presented over a jihadi chant and clearly edited sounds of violence and screams, the jihadis detail the last moments of a man who is presumably a member of the pro-Syrian government forces. The fighter is bound with some sort of improvised explosive device and a detonator on his helmet. He is then thrown off a building, landing head-first in an alley and exploding upon impact. The last photo shows the headless, charred and bloody remains of the victim. A man who appears to be a member of … [Read more...] about ISIS Drops Human Bomb In Graphic Execution Footage As Russia and Syria Close In
This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com American, British, French attack on Syria signals sharp change in Western policy Britain publishes its legal justification for military action Iran, Hezbollah, and Syria threaten retaliation against Israel American, British, French attack on Syria signals sharp change in Western policy As we reported on Friday evening, the joint attack on Syrian targets by American, British, and French forces ended as quickly as it started. The attack was in retaliation for the attack on April 7 by Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad on civilians in Douma, using chemical weapons. The attack occurred at 4 a.m. Syrian time and was over in minutes. 105 missiles were launched, striking three Syrian chemical weapons targets. The military said that all missiles reached their target, and denied Syrian claims that most (or any) were shot down. The attack was “one and done,” according to Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. However, … [Read more...] about World View: Iran, Hezbollah, and Syria Threaten Retaliation Against Israel
As the Trump White House struggles to deliver a cohesive message on its plans in Syria, the leaders of Iran, Turkey and Russia met Wednesday to talk about how they can end the war in Syria.Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to contribute to reconstruction and aid. Having their hand in that process could give those leaders significant influence over the region, but an analyst for CNN points out the conflict is probably not close to finished.SEE MORE: Last Rebel Group In Ghouta, Syria, Reportedly Agrees To Peace DealThis was the second time that these three leaders have met to talk about the conflict. But now they're talking against the backdrop of a potential U.S. pullout. The U.S. leaving would open up a power vacuum in parts of Syria, and experts say that could embolden Russia and Iran, which have both backed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.A senior Trump administration official said … [Read more...] about Russia, Turkey And Iran’s Leaders Met To Talk Ending War In Syria