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.

India And China Agree To “Disengage Troops” Along Disputed Border Area

On Monday morning, the world had one less geopolitical hotspot to worry about, when following months of escalating verbal jawboning and explicit threats on both sides, India agreed with China to disengage at the contested territorial dispute face-off site in Doklam.

Source: India And China Agree To “Disengage Troops” Along Disputed Border Area

In Historic Move, Qatar Restores Diplomatic Relations With Iran

Qatar has remained defiant throughout its unprecedented summer diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states which have brought immense pressure to bear on the tiny gas and oil rich monarchy through a complete economic and diplomatic blockade imposed by its neighbors.

Source: In Historic Move, Qatar Restores Diplomatic Relations With Iran

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

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

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’