Russia Releases Photos Showing US Special Ops At ISIS Positions In Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry has released aerial images allegedly showing ISIS, the SDF, and US special forces working side-by-side on the battlefield against Syrian and Russian forces in Dier ez-Zor, Syria . The aerial photos of ISIS’ territory north of #Deir_ez_Zor where #USA special operation troops are seen https://t.co/lH6u8H9bvZ pic.twitter.com/gjqlQubi9o — ??????????

Source: Russia Releases Photos Showing US Special Ops At ISIS Positions In Syria

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Young and to the left? Not in Germany, where the Merkel generation prefers an old hand.

MAGDEBURG, Germany — Their parents grew up in a Germany divided against itself but on a continent coming together after mind-boggling violence. Their older cousins went to university and started working in the 1990s, a holiday from history as the economy became global and powerful nations mostly got along.

Source: Young and to the left? Not in Germany, where the Merkel generation prefers an old hand.

Peace: Neither Ink nor Blood – INCERTO – Medium

Peace: Neither Ink nor Blood Arabs fighting to the last Palestinian –Where are the lions? –Italians don’t die easily– Make historians build rockets –Commerce makes people equal (or unequal but that’s another subject) One of the problems of the interventionista –wanting to get involved in other people’s affairs “in order to help”, while genuinely wanting to do good, results in disrupting some of the peace-making mechanisms that are inherent in human’s affairs, a combination of collaboration and strategic hostility.

Source: Peace: Neither Ink nor Blood – INCERTO – Medium

China Warns Of “Looming Trade War” With India In Retaliation To Anti-Dumping Duties

One of the more under-reported stories – at least among the Western press – are the growing tension between China and India. As reported over the weekend , in the latest escalation, Indian and Chinese soldiers, in addition to the ongoing tense military standoff over a contested road in Doklam, were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month standoff in another part of the disputed border.

Source: China Warns Of “Looming Trade War” With India In Retaliation To Anti-Dumping Duties

Venezuela’s political crisis deepens as its legislature is essentially dissolved

Venezuela’s political crisis deepened Friday as the controversial constitutional assembly declared that it is the country’s sole legislative body, essentially dissolving the democratically elected congress. “All public bodies are subordinated to the National Constitutional Assembly,” said Delcy Rodriguez, the body’s president. “No other power can impede our decisions.” The move was hardly a surprise.

Source: Venezuela’s political crisis deepens as its legislature is essentially dissolved

Trump adviser Bannon says U.S. in economic war with China: media

(Reuters) – The United States is in an economic war with China, U.S President Donald Trump’s chief political strategist has said, warning Washington is losing the fight but is about to hit China hard over unfair trade practices. “We’re at economic war with China,” Steve Bannon told U.S. news site prospect.org in an interview published in Wednesday. “It’s in all their literature.

Source: Trump adviser Bannon says U.S. in economic war with China: media

Gore, But No Glory For Russia’s Ukraine War ‘Veterans’

MOSCOW/ST. PETERSBURG — Russian volunteer Andrei Kamayev arrived in war-torn eastern Ukraine in late September 2014, bursting with patriotic bravado and convinced that he was following in the footsteps of his grandfather — a Soviet intelligence officer in World War II — by fighting against “fascists and Nazis.” Using terms propagated by the Kremlin to describe Ukrainian government forces fighting Russia-backed separatists, the 49-year-old Kamayev admits to other motives for joining up: he also wanted to help restore the “Russky Mir,” or Russian World, and stave off the perceived encroachment of NATO.

Source: Gore, But No Glory For Russia’s Ukraine War ‘Veterans’