Summary – Events, Analyses, Cartoons – 09

2016.02.08 – 2016.02.11

K: To be continued…

A veteran of the CIA: “Smart people understand that the Empire is moving to the sunset”
From: News Front, 11 February 2016, 00:15
Having worked in the CIA for almost 30 years, ray McGovern decided that society has a right to know the truth. In an interview with Salon, he openly spoke about his years in office, about American “state within a state” and foreign policy nightmares USA. (…)

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Defense Minister reported to Putin on the exercises in the southern military district
From: RIA Novosti, 18:4411.02.2016 (updated: 23:09 11.02.2016)
NOVO-Ogaryovo, 11 Feb — RIA Novosti. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and the chief of the General staff Valery Gerasimov report to President Vladimir Putin about the course of the exercise the troops of the southern military district. (…)

(Click to enlarge) © RIA Novosti. Alexey Druzhinin

Putin says practice of Russian army’s surprise inspections to be continued
From: TASS, February 11, 20:57
NOVO-OGAREVO, February 11. /TASS/. The practice of snap checks of Russia’s Armed Forces should be continued, it has gained a good reputation, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. “The practice of such surprise inspections should be continued,” Putin said during a video conversation with commanders of the Russian army’s military districts, during which the course of drills in the Southern Military District and Crimea was discussed. (…)

(Click to enlarge) Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, © Alexei Druzhinin/Russian presidential press service/TASS

National Interest called the Russian tank “u-9” Herald of the future
From: ria.ru, 14:31, 09.02.2016 (updated: 19:01 09.02.2016)
Today the “u-9” no Western counterparts, said the magazine columnist Dave Majumdar. The robotic equipment of the tank allows him to destroy the most modern war machines. (…)

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(Click to enlarge) Caption: “Hey, you, student. Gimme monkey on 3 pm.”

Will it be possible for US to sit on three chairs and not break his neck?
From: Politikus.ru, 11.02.2016, 21:15

(Click to enlarge) Captions: Mifddle East, Exit (Obama), Enter (Russia)

Saudi Arabia. The decision to send troops
From: El Murid, 11-Feb-2016 06:01 pm
The Saudis announced that the decision on introduction of troops of the Islamic coalition in Syria final and not subject to review. It will be implemented immediately after the relevant decision, which may be taken in a few days.

Obviously, once Saudi troops entered Syria, Turkey inevitably will have to do the same. Erdogan wants or not will not have already any value. The threat of direct collision of the Russian military against the Turks and the Saudis in this case will be almost one hundred percent.

There is a competition – who will be first, everything else, seemingly, already solved. The Russian proposal on a truce with March 1, may be irrelevant even before the armistice. Counted whether the Kremlin this development in September – a rhetorical question. So far Russia doesn’t consider it.

(Click to enlarge) © RIA Novosti. Valery Melnikov

Riyadh will not revise the decision on a ground operation in Syria
From: ria.ru, 17:4311.02.2016 (updated: 21:48 11.02.2016)
(…) Head of the Saudi foreign Ministry Adel al-Jubayr said Tuesday about the possibility to send special forces Saudi Arabia to Syria as part of a coalition led by the United States to combat terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia and several other countries). (…)

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