Syraq SITREP 50: Russia Displays Missiles Downed Over Syria, U.S. General Complains About Russia's Electronic Warfare Jamming American Surveillance Planes in Syrian Skies, Israeli S300 Bluster

Syraq SITREP 50: Russia Displays Missiles Downed Over Syria, U.S. General Complains About Russia's Electronic Warfare Jamming American Surveillance Planes in Syrian Skies, Israeli S300 Bluster

On Wednesday April 25 the Russian Defense Ministry gave a press conference in Moscow intended to expose the falsehoods of their American ‘partners’ in the Pentagon and the false report President Trump repeated during a speech in Florida, boasting of 100% success in the missile strikes he ordered against Syria. Whether the President was lying or, as the Russian Analyst and London Paul suspect, Trump has been badly misinformed by his advisers remains to be seen. However, the evidence presented by the Russians that at least two missiles, one a Tomahawk and the other a Storm Shadow/SCALP of the type fired by the British and/or French, is solid. The Russians conclusion that only 22 of the 105 missiles fired actually hit any targets is also consistent with the recorded damage to the three targets all sides agree were hit, which would’ve been blasted to dust by dozens of additional, successful hits. This is likely why the Anglo-American media, normally eager to swarm any Russian Defense Ministry claim with an army of trolls and Bellingcat couch potato bloggers insisting upon a fake, were curiously silent regarding the RuMoD press conference nearly 24 hours afterward. Alternatively, the propaganda network retired Army Col. DIA analyst Pat Lang has linked to the British Army’s Security Assistance Group (SAG / 77th Brigade) and the various UK ministries promoting the ‘White Helmets’, have been so fixated on salvaging their masters Douma ‘chemical attack’ operation, that they could not spare any resources for an immediate rebuttal to Wednesday’s presentation.

The pro-Russian online aggregator and strategic analyses site Southfront has a collection of photos taken by RIA Novosti and Sputnik, as well as its own short video you can watch below. Perhaps mindful that the Pentagon would try to dismiss their missile parts display as faked, the Russians took care to label in English and Cyrillic various identifiable portions of the downed Tomahawk and Storm Shadow ALCM. Indirectly, via a complaint spoken to a room full of intelligence analysts, servicemen and contractors thousands of miles away, no less an authority than the head of U.S. Special Operations Command confirmed the Russians capability to ‘off switch’ American electronic warfare aircraft. If Gen. Raymond Thomas, speaking to the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s 2018 GEOINT Symposium in Tampa, could confirm the Russians were badly messing with JSOC’s EC130 planes’ onboard systems, what could that mean for the vulnerability of inertial guidance on the Tomahawk and StormShadow missiles? Did Gen. Thomas hint at the painful truth for the Pentagon, that the Americans have badly fallen behind the Russians in non-kinetic electronic warfare?

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RogueMoneyRadio Special Guest Dr. Jim Willie 04-24-2018

RogueMoneyRadio Special Guest Dr. Jim Willie 04-24-2018

Dr. Jim Willie one of RogueMoney’s most popular guests returns to the program to discuss “dangerous times” in global geo-economics, his sources like EuroRaj, and the 14th anniversary of the Hat Trick newsletter. — JWS

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Russia accepts Iran into the EEU while also extending oil for goods program meant to bypass the dollar

Russia accepts Iran into the EEU while also extending oil for goods program meant to bypass the dollar

On April 24, Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that they had accepted Iran's proposal to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).  And this comes just a few days after Russia extended a program with the Middle Eastern power to facilitate their year old oil for goods trade which was created so that Iran could completely bypass the dollar.

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"Dalai Lama Called. He Wants His Scarf Back."

"Dalai Lama Called. He Wants His Scarf Back."

In 2009, NXIVM cult founder Keith Raniere paid a figure for what might turn out to be the world’s most expensive scarf: $1 million. And the man who sold it to him likely regrets his decision now. What is it about that mysterious corner of the world - India, Tibet, Nepal, the mountains of Himalaya and Aarat - that keeps attracting so much exploitation?

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Where Are You, Maggie Nixon?

Where Are You, Maggie Nixon?

#QAnon began posting a furious barrage of messages this past Friday, April 20, 2018 that revolved around the little girl shown in this photo. The picture is ostensibly dated to the summer of 2008 just weeks before Obama had secured the Democratic nomination. Her name is Maggie “Mags” Nixon and Obama’s pet name for her was apparently “Wendy.” Today that girl is a young woman who may be suffering severe depression and who struggles with episodes of self harm. And there are some people at the White House who would love to protect her right now (and may, in fact, be doing that.) Just what exactly is #QAnon insinuating?

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U.S. Escalates Sanctions War on Russia, Frustrated Russians Debate How to Fight Back

U.S. Escalates Sanctions War on Russia, Frustrated Russians Debate How to Fight Back

As tensions somewhat eased over Syria in the past week, with Moscow’s military chiefs meeting their U.S. counterparts in Azerbaijan and the Anglo-American case that chemical weapons use by Assad justified punitive missile strikes falling apart, the economic motives behind Washington’s belligerence remained. Despite delaying a new round of Russia sanctions announced by his neocon UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, on April 16, 2018 President Donald Trump tweeted an allegation that not only Beijing was a currency manipulator, but also Moscow. “Russia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation game as the U.S. keeps raising interest rates. Not acceptable!”

The fact that U.S. sanctions announced earlier this month against key Russian industrial and metals conglomerates are a major reason for the ruble’s slide versus the dollar was not lost on the Russians, or the few Americans who chose to comment on this presidential tweet. Curiously the Trump tweet calling out Russia for supposedly malign economic behavior was ignored by the Cold War 2 enthusiasts. Perhaps admitting that there is anything the ‘gas station posing as a country’ with a GDP ‘smaller than Italy or Spain’s can do to actually impact the American economy is a taboo among neocons. Alternatively, since it doesn’t fit their Narrative that Trump is Putin’s puppet, the information is discarded. Most likely though this Trump tweet was simply lost in the legacy media shuffle of Stormy Daniels, extraordinary legal pressure on the President’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen, and the furious online and media propaganda war over Syria. Bloomberg, whose job it is to report on the Russian economy and not merely repeat deep state boasting about inflicting huge casualties upon ‘Wagner mercenaries’ in Syria, ran a story suggesting that the Kremlin is looking to make important concessions. Supposedly these present a way for the newly reelected Putin to save face with his hard liners, while paving the way for a White House summit the Kremlin desperately wants.

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Turkey becomes the next country to demand their gold back from the Fed as they continue to work towards ditching the dollar

Turkey becomes the next country to demand their gold back from the Fed as they continue to work towards ditching the dollar

Relations between Washington and Ankara have been deteriorating since the failure of U.S. regime change efforts in Syria led Washington to support PKK militant-linked Syrian Kurds, in order to maintain an occupation foothold in the country. The botched CIA-sponsored July 2016 coup to overthrow Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and its aftermath were extensively covered here at RogueMoney, with Moscow exploiting the breach to achieve a surprising rapprochement, after Turkey shot down a Russian SU24 jet in November 2015. After Putin and Erdogan met, Russian tourism and purchases of Turkish produce resumed; the Turkstream pipeline was introduced to replace the Southstream Balkan project that Washington had coerced the Bulgarians into cancelling. Then Turkey’s slide away from NATO accelerated with the expected delivery of Russian S400 air defense systems to Ankara and closer cooperation with Iran.

Turkish generals speak of needing the S400 system to defend against attacks from their former American allies, while pro-Erdogan politicians and some opposition members continue to call for Incirlik air base to be closed. Turkey occupies northern Syria largely using a proxy army, but this occupation is grudgingly accepted by Damascus due to ongoing Turkish-Russian peace talks to end the war in Syria. Being used by Washington as a manpower pool and vast arms dump for war on the Assad government has left the Turks with many problems — including Kurdish forces heavily armed by Washington, plus millions of military age Syrian males on their territory, a large number of them jobless. Iran, Russia and above all China are offering the Turks a path forward without needing the long denied membership in the European Union to address the country’s demographic and economic challenges. The American response has been to threaten sanctions against Turkey for jailing a U.S. citizen pastor, and denying Ankara arms if it goes ahead with the S400 purchase.

Small wonder then that Erdogan is declaring gold ought to replace the dollar in international lending, and the Turks are demanding the repatriation of their gold reserves stored in the U.S.
— JWS

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