Category Archives: Russia

Erdogan invites a Turkey-shoot; Putin charges “back-stabbing”

Look at this map. The Russian SU-24 shot down 4 km inside Syria passed over a tiny tip of Turkey that protrudes into Syria. As Putin said, the jet obviously posed no threat to Turkey. A Turkish F-16 shot it down anyway, … Continue reading

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McCain thinks “shameful” that France attacks ISIS in Raqqa

In FoxNews interview, McCain Accuses Hollande of Allying with Russia How will France react? The government’s actions of the first few days following the Paris massacres are neither definitive nor surprising. Hollande’s security state has clamped down in France, in the media as … Continue reading

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Resurgent Neo-Cons (III): Why Are Those F-15’s Going to Incirlik?

Speculations So Far: Anti-Russia/Syria, Anti-ISIS, Anti-Turkey, or Anti-US (casus belli sacrificial lambs) It begins: “The Pentagon is sending F-15Cs—supposedly to fight the ISIS war. But the jets only have air-to-air weapons, and ISIS has no planes. Which means the real … Continue reading

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The World in Pivot Around Syria: The Story So Far

The previous posts, going back a little more than month, relate what I believe is a very significant shift in global geo-politics. I began writing as the Turks and Americans wrapped up a deal to establish a “buffer zone” in … Continue reading

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More Voices on Syria: A Post from Iran

In the interests of expanding the range of goods to be found at CaravansarayPosts, I’ll post here another clip from the “Orient” – the direction in which the West was “oriented” until it turned the map on its side. Let’s … Continue reading

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In the meantime…a good program on Russia’s interventions in Syria

A good overview of three main perspectives on the Russian interventions in Syria. This is Peter Lavelle’s show on RT. https://www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/318339-russia-syria-us-terrorists/ The guests: Fred Fleitz, Center for Security Policy, represents the closest to the Obama-Kerry view that now has the … Continue reading

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The Conflict in Syria: Also A War of Words

Russia has continued its bombing runs coordinated with Syrian army ground attacks throughout the week. This has resulted in more significant degradation of ISIS and other terrorist forces in that time than the “ambivalent” coalition managed in a year. This … Continue reading

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