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While the Obama Administration and the CIA officially cling to the fig leaf lie that US intelligence was innocent of any involvement in the failed July 15 coup d’ etat attempt by the CIA-run Fethullah Gülen organization in Turkey, the truth is coming out from senior US intelligence insiders themselves. It reflects a huge internal faction struggle within US leading circles in what by all accounts is shaping to be the most bizarre Presidential election year in American history.
The first admission that US intelligence had their hand in the anti-Erdogan coup, a coup launched just days after Erdogan announced a major strategic shift away from NATO and towards Russia, came from Zbigniew Brzezinski. Brzezinski is one of the most senior members of the US intelligence establishment, a former Obama Presidential adviser and former National Security Council architect of the Jimmy Carter 1979 Mujahideen Afghanistan terror operations against the Soviet forces in that country.
Thu Sep 1, 2016 | 12:26 PM EDT Exclusive: U.S. set to approve sales of Boeing fighters to Qatar, Kuwait, sources say
A F/A-18E/F Super Hornets of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VFA-211) is lined up for take off on the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier in the Gulf June 18, 2015.
Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo
Exclusive: U.S. set to approve sales of Boeing...X
By Tom Finn and Andrea Shalal | DOHA/BERLIN
(Reuters) - The United States is poised to sell $7 billion worth of Boeing Co fighter jets to Qatar and Kuwait after years of delays, and it may start notifying U.S. lawmakers as early as next week, four U.S.- and Gulf-based sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
The sales have been pending for more than two years, amid concerns raised by Israel, Washington's closest Middle East ally, that equipment sent to Gulf Arab states would be used against it.
U.S. officials have criticized Qatar for alleged ties to...
China moves to master aero engines
31st August 2016 - 8:32 by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong
China has set up the Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) to administer all of China’s aircraft engine development and production efforts in both the civil and military spheres.
This state-owned corporation that is headquartered in Beijing consolidates existing Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) manufacturers under one umbrella.
AECC is owned by major stakeholders AVIC, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), the state-owned Assets Operation and Management Centre, and the Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council.
Although incorporated back in May, AECC was formally launched on 28 August with $7.5 billion in capital and some 96,000 employees.
This consolidation makes sense given the disparate efforts of a number of existing state-owned...
Iran looks to Latin America to revive missile infrastructure
1:01 pm - 31 Aug 2016
With the presidential campaign in full swing, U.S. media may be forgiven for downplaying the news of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s six-nation tour of Latin America last week. His visit, however, should elicit concern in Washington.
Iran has long relied on Latin America to evade Western sanctions, including, critically, on ballistic missiles technology. Now sanctions are gone and Iran’s missile activity no longer banned, but Tehran continues to use America’s backyard to develop long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
Earlier this month, the Brazilian journalist Leonardo Coutinho confirmed the strategic importance of Latin America to Iran’s military program in the magazine La Veja. Coutinho exposed an official document dated Aug. 3,...
SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty ImagesU.S. President Barack Obama
Last Sunday marked the three-year anniversary of the most egregious use of weapons of mass destruction in the 21st century: the sarin gas massacre in Ghouta, Syria, where President Bashar Assad caused the death by asphyxiation of 1,300 men, women and children. No particular fuss was made over the milestone, and it’s not hard to understand why.
Syrians are now being burned to death by napalm. A primitive version of the Vietnam-era incendiary jelly is routinely packed into the crude barrel bombs Assad’s forces have been dropping on civilian neighbourhoods at a rate of about 220 a week since October, when his friends in the Kremlin assured...
Ukrainian Armed Forces got new armament and military equipment
President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko handed armament and military equipment to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“Today we sent to the frontline another batch of 141 items of armament and military equipment, which were produced or modernized at the defense industry facilities. I am confident that you, our officers and soldiers, will use this armament and materiel most effectively”, Petro Poroshenko said handing the armament and military equipment to the servicemen during the working travel to Kharkiv oblast.
The Head of State noted that he was pleased to hear from the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko, who had just returned from the frontline, that the Ukrainian forces show both powerful discipline and strong morale and are ready to stop the enemy at the contact line.
US Works to Keep Turkey in Its Fold as NATO Ally Looks East
In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden gestures during a news conference in Belgrade, Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
Associated Press | Aug 23, 2016 | by Josh Lederman
WASHINGTON — With suspicions on both sides mounting, the United States is struggling to preserve its wobbly partnership with Turkey as it entertains a closer relationship with Russia and fumes over a U.S.-based cleric it blames for orchestrating last month's failed coup attempt.
Vice President Joe Biden faces a difficult mission when he travels to Ankara on Wednesday to try to smooth over recent strains: He comes bearing no assurances that the U.S. will agree to Turkey's demand that it extradite that cleric — Fethullah Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania. Instead, he'll try to convey that the U.S. still needs and values Turkey as a key NATO ally, even amid worrying signs that the U.S. and Turkish...