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Penny for your thoughts - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

Link; Soner Cagaptay @ The Hill

In 2002, when I began working as a policy analyst in Washington, the U.S. military was Turkey’s biggest fan. Today, it is Ankara’s biggest adversary. It takes two to tango and many rifts have caused this shift, including wars...
Aletho News - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

By Adam Garrie | EurasiaFuture | April 18, 2019 In previous times, when Saudi Arabia sought to intervene in the affairs of foreign nations, it did so overtly. Whether funding foreign masjids to advance Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam or sponsoring militant groups with unambiguous...

The Duran - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation:

Important events have occurred in the Middle East and North Africa in recent weeks that underline how the overall political reconfiguration of the region is in full swing. The Shia axis continues its diplomatic...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

(TM) – Turkish Ambassador to Tunisia Ömer Faruk Doğan has denied a Tunisian news report accusing Ankara of sending Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists to the Libyan capital of Tripoli from Syria, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. In a statement, Doğan described the...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-04-16 - Original post - cached version

This seems to be turning into a series:

"It’s Not Too Late to Stop Turkey From Realigning With Russia" ? Russia Welcomes Tough Turkish Position In Response to US Pressure: Flashpoint, Cyprus.

 Long term readers here may or should recall my suggesting the possibility that the S-400...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-04-15 - Original post - cached version

A good follow up to yesterday's post: "It’s Not Too Late to Stop Turkey From Realigning With Russia" ?

TASS Dmitry Peskov

"Russia hails a tough stance of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in response to the United States’ pressure on Ankara over its...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-04-13 - Original post - cached version

Rather then a statement, my headline is posing this idea, of it not being to late from stopping Turkey from realigning with Russia, as a question.

Carnegie Europe/OpEd

"Given that the S-400 deal with Russia could have such adverse consequences for...
MintPress - 2019-04-12 - Original post - cached version

In an explosive interview, a former ISIS commander has claimed that the terror group cooperated directly with Turkish state intelligence agencies for years on areas of “common interest”.

The source said that senior Turkish government officials...

Aletho News - 2019-04-11 - Original post - cached version

By Andrei Martyanov | Reminiscence of the Future | April 10, 2019 It is really fascinating to observe the whole process but Turks seem to be in full reactive armor mode and refuse to yield to US pressure on the issue of F-35, which is, by default, the issue of S-400. Turkey warned on Wednesday...

The Duran - 2019-04-11 - Original post - cached version

Via Zerohedge…

The US-Turkey showdown over Ankara’s deal with Russia for the S-400 anti-air defense system continues and could even escalate further considering Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu this week issued a return ultimatum after continued Washington pledges to halt...

Aletho News - 2019-04-10 - Original post - cached version

By Adam Garrie | EurasiaFuture | 2019-04-10 If anyone doubted that the thriving partnership between Athens, Nicosia and Tel Aviv is not as much about gas as it is about military cooperation, an official statement from the US Senate has put such theories permanently to rest. Not only is Israel...

Aletho News - 2019-04-08 - Original post - cached version

By Brian CLOUGHLEY | Strategic Culture Foundation | 08.04.2019 On April 3 US Vice President Pence told Germany and Turkey to stop dealing with Russia. In a speech in Washington marking the 70th Anniversary of the US-NATO military alliance he declared that “If Germany persists in building the...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-04-08 - Original post - cached version

I wanted to add the update directly below because the information contained within the linked article really speaks to the extreme levels of bombing Syria into freedom  that have been undertaken by the coalition. As it reshapes the region, annexing Syrian territory, in support of PKK terrorists...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-04-05 - Original post - cached version

 I’ve been talking here for years about the US/Turkey fall out. The slightest bit of extra attention paid  to the discourse between the two nations would have made their dispute obvious to a wider audience. Instead we all to read endless rubbish about what was "going on" promoted by the...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-05 - Original post - cached version

(TM) – The US must choose between remaining Turkey’s ally or siding with terrorists, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Wednesday in response to US Vice President Mike Pence’s tweet urging Ankara to choose between the US and Russia, the Hürriyet Daily News reported. “The United States must choose...

The Duran - 2019-04-04 - Original post - cached version

Via RT…

Turkey’s vice president said his US counterpart must choose between an alliance with a loyal NATO partner or siding with terrorists, after Mike Pence issued an ultimatum for Ankara to pick its F-35 jets over Russian S-400 systems.

“The United States must choose. Does...

Aletho News - 2019-04-04 - Original post - cached version

Al-Manar | April 4, 2019 Turkey on Thursday accused the US State Department of making false claims after a meeting between top US and Turkish diplomats to discuss tense ties between the NATO allies. Washington and Ankara are at odds over issues including US support for a Syrian Kurdish militia...

Aletho News - 2019-04-04 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – April 3, 2019 Venezuela’s foreign minister has embarked on a Middle East tour taking him through Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria, amid US measures to prop up the Latin American country’s opposition figure and self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaido against President Nicolas Maduro...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-04 - Original post - cached version

(MEMO) – Turkey must choose whether it wants to remain a critical partner of NATO, or continue its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system, US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday, Anadolu reports. Pence said Turkey’s purchase of the S-400 system could potentially pose a risk to...

Aletho News - 2019-04-02 - Original post - cached version

By Andrei Martyanov | Reminiscence of the Future | April 1, 2019 US halts deliveries of F-35 “equipment” to Turkey over S-400 contract. This is how F-35 soap saga is justified: The United States and other NATO allies that own F-35s fear the radar on the Russian S-400 missile system will learn...

Aletho News - 2019-04-02 - Original post - cached version

By Adam Garrie | EurasiaFuture | 2019-04-02 The United States has just cut off its nose to spite its face by announcing that Washington will halt delivery of equipment related to the F-35 fighter jet to Turkey. This makes life more difficult for both Turkey and the US as Turkey played a key role...

The Duran - 2019-04-02 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the weakening Turkish lira which dropped more than 2 percent on Tuesday, after reaching 5.6125 against the US Dollar. Lira volatility comes after the United States halted delivery of equipment related to the F-...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-04-02 - Original post - cached version

US/Israel Punish Turkey... as I've been stating here for quite some time now, Turkey targeted!
The Usrael punishment/shunning of Turkey has been obvious via the msm and alternative media presentation.

Image from article


Aletho News - 2019-04-02 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | April 2, 2019 “Turkey is a global “swing state.” It has a large and growing economy, a strategic location, a democratic government, and mixed views about prevailing international arrangements. Like the other three global swing states — Brazil, India, and...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-04-01 - Original post - cached version

Turkey, first:

    Turkey is failing to heed US requests to halt its support for Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Latin American nation has warned.

Elliott Abrams told reporters...

Aletho News - 2019-04-01 - Original post - cached version

Interview of Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah Secretary General, with Ghassan Ben Jeddou, founder of the pan-Arab and anti-imperialist Al-Mayadeen channel, January 26, 2019. Transcript: Ghassan Ben Jeddou: (The US forces withdrawal from Syria announced by Trump) is therefore not a mere tactical...

The Duran - 2019-03-31 - Original post - cached version

Via Zerohedge…

Turkey has slammed the door on Washington’s demands that it cancel its S-400 contract with Moscow in the wake of continued US threats that it will deny transfer of F-35s to Turkey over the Erdogan government’s plans to move forward with taking delivery of the...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-03-30 - Original post - cached version

The other day I closed up this post: Russia Anti Regime Change Strategy for Venezuela- US Get Troops out of Syria, Then We'll Talk! with the paragraph below:

"The United States must fulfill its promises, including the withdrawal of troops from Syria, before...
21 Century Wire - 2019-03-29 - Original post - cached version

John Laughland

Historian John Laughland explains why the International Criminal Court’s attempt to indict President Assad of Syria reveals its dictatorial and warmongering tendencies.

The announcement that “a group of Syrian refugees and their London lawyers” have...

The Anti Media - 2019-03-27 - Original post - cached version

(MEMO) — The United States (US) yesterday imposed new sanctions on some companies and individuals in Iran, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The US government said that they had helped in raising funds for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). The US Department of the...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-03-27 - Original post - cached version

This will go nowhere:

Look at the mile wide smile on Netanyahu's face

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council will meet later on Wednesday, at the request of Syria, over U.S. President Donald Trump’s...
Penny for your thoughts - 2019-03-26 - Original post - cached version

That's right. Reality altered with the swipe of a pen.


Reuters has adapted it's language for the new 'reality'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday recognized Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights in an election boost for visiting...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-03-24 - Original post - cached version

These days one can come across all sorts of articles trying to predict the direction US-Turkish relations take, as we witness a major shift on the geopolitical stage and both of these states play no small part in it. As it’s been noted by American analysts, unlike in previous eras,...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-03-22 - Original post - cached version

 Observations--- the media, main stream and the so called "alternative" media is portraying Erdogan talking about the Christchurch incident to the citizens of Turkey as something irrational.  As if it's being discussed for no particular reason at all. 
But that's not really the case. ...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-03-22 - Original post - cached version

Setting the necessary precedent?  I'd say so. 
You can say ‘well it was only a tweet’. But, it was a significant tweet to be sure.
Netanyahu grabbed onto it immediately


U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to...
The Anti Media - 2019-03-22 - Original post - cached version

(TM) – The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F-35 fighter jets to Turkey in what would be the strongest signal yet by Washington that Ankara cannot have both the advanced aircraft and Russia’s S-400 air defense system. Reuters reported in an exclusive on Thursday,...

The Anti Media - 2019-03-20 - Original post - cached version

(TM) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday said Turkey would make a man accused of murdering 50 people in two Christchurch mosques last week pay for his crime if New Zealand does not, Reuters reported. “You heinously killed 50 of our siblings. You will pay for this. If New Zealand doesn’...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-03-19 - Original post - cached version


The U.S. on Tuesday blacklisted Venezuela's state-owned gold mining company CVG Compania General de Mineria de Venezuela CA, or Minerven, in its latest effort to clamp down on the country's gold trade.


21 Century Wire - 2019-03-19 - Original post - cached version

New Zealand is now censoring Internet users and has jailed at least one person for sharing video footage of the recent Christchurch terrorist attack. And in a bizarre twist, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan showed clips of the attack during his campaign rallies last weekend.


Aletho News - 2019-03-19 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – March 19, 2019 The Long Horizon marine radar system will be built by Israel and Greece in eastern Crete, the Greek newspaper Kathimerini reports. The enhanced coverage of the radar will allow both countries to monitor the Eastern Mediterranean basin. The daily has not disclosed the...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-03-18 - Original post - cached version

 And since John Bolton is an avowed neo con Israel firster- it really, really hurts his heart... 
Oh wait a minute. He's heartless. Cruel. And always looking for a war for Israel. 
My bad ;)


US National Security Adviser John Bolton has...

Aletho News - 2019-03-18 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – March 18, 2019 US National Security Adviser John Bolton has not ruled out that Turkey is a “foe” of the United States, blasting Ankara for maintaining a “very bad” relationship with Washington’s close ally Israel. When asked by AM 970 radio host John Catsimatidis on Sunday whether...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-03-18 - Original post - cached version

This is something I've alluded to for a while... NOT AN ALL OUT BATTLE- Rather measured actions. Carefully taken. Calculated.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019: Battle for Idlib: Turkey/Iran Cooperate? Russia/Syria Greenlight?
It's also been long stated here that...
The Anti Media - 2019-03-16 - Original post - cached version

(TM) – During an interview with the pro-government HaberTürk news outlet on Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed that his US counterpart, Donald Trump, had found Ankara’s planned purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems justified, the Ahval news website reported....

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-03-16 - Original post - cached version

I really wanted to stay away from this one... but found the targeting of Turkey and Turkish people too compelling an aspect to pass over

*The “Islamaphobia” hand is being overplayed. This is media driven identity politics for the masses. Serves the elites, always.
*The usual call for...

The Anti Media - 2019-03-14 - Original post - cached version

(TM) – Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday accused Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of being a “tyrant” who “massacred” Palestinian babies, in the latest exchange between the two leaders, AFP reported. “Hey Netanyahu, behave yourself. You are a tyrant, you are a tyrant...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-03-12 - Original post - cached version
Don't Miss:
India: Under US Pressure

The Russian Black Sea Fleet held a joint exercise with the Turkish Navy, according to Russian and Turkish media.

 UK Defence Journal

Russian patrol ship Vasily Bykov and sea trawler Valentin Pikul, and Turkish...
Consortium News - 2019-03-11 - Original post - cached version

Despite growing Trump administration tensions with Venezuela and even with North Korea, Iran is the likeliest spot for Washington’s next shooting war, says Bob Dreyfuss for TomDispatch. The Trump Administration is Reckless Enough to Turn the Cold War With Iran…

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-03-10 - Original post - cached version

As the regional remake progresses.......

1-Syrian Kurds declare their own region, raising tensions-Washington Post 

Completely and totally expected... As had always been the plan: No one can be surprised about this latest move. No one!

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-03-07 - Original post - cached version
White House.Gov: Statement from the National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton
"The United States strongly supports the democratic transition in Venezuela led by Interim President Juan Guaido and the National Assembly and is pursuing several new diplomatic and...


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