US war strategy online

US war strategy online

This one is fascinating and important

Key points: The “bleeding” of Russia shall be achieved with the use of the following measures: - Hindering Russian natural gas exports to Europe by opposing pipeline renovations and manipulating world oil prices; - Encouraging the brain-drain and seeking to exacerbate further Russia’s demographic crisis; - Providing lethal aid to Ukraine; - Promoting regime-change in Belarus; - Using disinformation to diminish foreign and domestic support for the RF’s leadership; - Increasing the size of the US nuclear arsenal (the fact that this breaks several treaties between the US/RF is not mentioned); - Exploiting tensions in the southern Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan); - Challenging the RF’s presence in Moldova; - Controlling the Black Sea, ultimately preventing the RF from claiming territorial waters around Sevastopol. What is truly key here is the following: what RAND had stated - and published, as early as 2010 - on the matter of Ukraine, has all happened. 

Sources cited:

Extending Russia Competing from Advantageous Ground:
https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_re...

RAND at a Glance:
https://www.rand.org/about/glance.html

2021 RAND Annual Report:
https://www.rand.org/pubs/corporate_p...

2019 RAND Annual Report: Tomorrow Demands Today:
https://www.rand.org/pubs/corporate_p...

The US plan to fight Russia REVEALED in 2019 Report – Inside Russia Report (16 min)

Armenian Peace?

Armenian Peace?

I have tagged this article as the Middle East because even though this is in the Caucus region the connections with Turkey, Syria and Israel are undeniable.

A brutally honest opinion on the war for Artsakh/Nagorno Karabakh

This is not the interview with Partisan girl (see link above)  but from Kevork’s own channel Syriana:

 Main Stream Media:

 

 

Azerbaijan-and-Turkey

Azerbaijan and Turkey

Azerbaijan and Turkey are the aggressors in the war against Armenia.   Turkey is supporting   Azerbaijan because Erdogan has aspirations of creating a Caliphate and uniting the Turkic peoples similar to the Ottoman empire.  With the removal of the Christian Armenia Turkey can expand its influence all the way to the Balkans.  Israel is supporting Azerbaijan and Turkey and supplying weapons. Check out this podcast:

The Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

The Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

This is a conflict that could have global ramifications.  Turkey is siding  with Azerbaijan and making trouble by supplying mercenaries from Syria, the same as it did when stirring up trouble in Libya.   Our last Middle East blog featured Steve R.Pieczenik where he commented on the widely held view that Ataturk was Jewish. The Dönmeh (Turkish: Dönme, Ottoman Turkish: دونمه‎) were a group of Sabbatean crypto-Jews in the Ottoman Empire who converted publicly to Islam, but retained their beliefs in secret. The movement was centered in Thessaloniki.  That probably explains the Turkish genocide against the Armenian Christians. Nearly 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915, during World War I.   Below are two rather good videos explaining the situation and some articles.

With the outbreak of the war between Azerbaijan and Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), Syriana Analysis addresses the main factors of the conflict and presents a historical background that is crucial in understanding the ongoing war.

The Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict is the never-ending forgotten war after the collapse of the Soviet Union. A warlike crisis has broken out over the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh. In episode 580 of Cut The Clutter, Shekhar Gupta explains where the South Caucasus crisis stems from and the many factors fueling it.

Why faraway Azerbaijan & Armenia are fighting: Witch’s brew of ethnicity, religion, geography & oil

Notes:

Read the India Today article here: https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/co… ———————————————————————————————

Read James Palmer’s article here: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/09/28/… ———————————————————————————————

Read the Spectator article here: https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/h… ———————————————————————————————

Correction: At 9:07, 1.5 million Armenians killed, not 1.5 Lakh. Very sorry, I misspoke… ———————————————————————————————

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Link

https://fort-russ.com/2020/09/russia-appears-indecisive-as-turkey-exposed-as-backing-azerbaijan-war-in-karabakh/