Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, USA: Jingoism and escalation

First video is about Germany warned Russia on its massing of military assets on the Ukrainian border. The video is already out of date however, as the US has submitted to Russian requests to remove ‘War ships” out of the region. No idea if these are carrier groups or destroyers or whatever they may be, but the US called them off.

Third video: Russia appears to have upwards of 80,000 troops on the Ukrainian borders.


This one deals with Russian response to Turkish drones being supplied to Ukraine:

FOX News link: Biden declares Russia threat ‘national emergency,’ lobs sanctions; 10 diplomats booted over election meddling

President Biden on Thursday signed an executive order declaring a “national emergency” over the threat from Russia, as his administration slapped new sanctions on the country.

The U.S. Department of State said it is expelling 10 officials from Russia’s bilateral mission.

“Today, we announced actions to hold the Russian Government to account for the SolarWinds intrusion, reports of bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, and attempts to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.

Thanks to Richard, M., and all who contributed to this post.

A few items on the Azerbaijan/Turkish war on Armenia

1. Azerbaijan now attacking the capital city of Armenia

2. Azerbaijan using cluster munitions:

3. This video published by Turkey’s Haberturk was reportedly of an Armenian UAV being shot down by Azerbaijani air defenses. Instead, it is clearly an An-2 aircraft, presumably belonging to Azerbaijan. Was this an Azerbaijani friendly fire incident? 472/

4. Turkish marshal propaganda music video

(Lots of invocations of allah. C. explains to us that the Turkish term, “Mehmetçik” in the video is equivalent to the slang term, “Doughboy” or infantryman who fights in tough conditions.)

5. An Azerbaijani music video which seems more Western hard rock than Islamic or Eastern Europe.

(Personally I prefer the Eastern European video, Remove the Kabab. The original version was removed from YT because it was used by the NZ Mosque killer. But YT still has Helter Skelter up which was used by the Manson gang for some pretty vicious and brutal killings. Arguably the song itself was the inspiration for them if Manson is to be believed)

Thank you C., X.

Armenia – Azerbaijan war events today

Thanks to X and C:

URGENT: Azerbaijani military bombs civilian passenger bus in Armenian town of Vardenis

Armenia tells bitter enemy Azerbaijan to brace for ‘HARSH RESPONSE’ as civilian bus hit & set on fire in new cross-border strikes

I’ve seen the claim in dutch media  that this bus wasn’t civilian, but was transporting volunteers to the front. No confirmation yet.

Solid evidence shows Azerbaijani attack on Artsakh was thoroughly planned

Azerbaijan attacks residential area in Artsakh capital with BM-21 Grad

Videos from the frontlines in Nagorno Karabach.

Helmet cam footage of an Armenian soldier, being shelled by Azerbaijan forces:

Also, cyberwarfare:
“Monte Melkonian Cyber Army” leaked data from Azerbaijani governmental emails

Erdogan: Armenia biggest threat to peace in region
Turkey pledged support for Azerbaijan as it has a military base in the country

Armenia’s defence ministry says warplane shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter jet

Turkey and Azerbaijan Deny Turkish F-16 Fighter Shot Down Armenian Su-25 Attack Jet

Israel defence company sells ‘suicide drone’ to Azerbaijan

Israeli Company Allegedly Flew A Suicide Drone On A Real Combat Mission In Azerbaijan
Israel’s Justice Ministry says what the firm described as a “demonstration” was actually a strike that injured two ethnic Armenian fighters.

Azerbaijani attacking forces suffer more losses – 12 more tanks destroyed by Artsakh

Armenia Vs. Azerbaijan

This is a series of items sent in by X. and Xanthippa and others. I may add a repost to a Brad JOhnson analysis of the situation from a week or so ago. Hopefully we can do an update on this situation today.

Armenia Declares Martial Law and General Mobilization

By the decision of the Armenian government, martial law and general mobilization are declared in the Republic of Armenia. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan wrote about this on his Facebook page.

“The decision comes into effect upon publication. I call on the personnel attached to the troops to report to their regional military commissariats.

“For the sake of the homeland, for the sake of victory,” Nikol Pashinyan wrote.

Shooting war in Nagorno-Karabakh! Armenia claims it destroyed 2 helicopters, 3 tanks, and 3 drones.

Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan over disputed region

Armenia, Azerbaijan in clashes over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

Armenia Forces Destroy Convoy of Azerbaijan Forces #NagornoKarabakh #Caucasus #KARABA?

Armenia Army destroys Azerbaijan tank amidst clashes in Artsakh #NagornoKarabakh #Caucasus


Armenia moving tanks after clashes with Azerbaijan

Below is Brad’s discussion of these potentialities from July 21st  2020

Brad Johnson: “Turkey (has the region) barreling towards war”

Brad has done a lot of segments on Turkey and has been quite consistent on the threat it represents regionally and globally. At this time it appears that Erdogan has carved a path for himself that leads to a military conflict that will very likely have wider implications.

Related headlines below.

Erdogan: Greeks Will Be Made to ‘Understand’ Turkey Has ‘Military Power’ to ‘Tear Up’ Map (breitbart, Sep 5, 2020)

Turkey, Northern Cyprus to Hold Military Drills Amid Tensions in Mediterranean (sputniknews, Sep 5, 2020)

Former Turkish PM Says Erdogan Aggression Risks Military Clash with Greece (breitbart, Sep 5, 2020)

How Turkey’s Soft Power Conquered Pakistan (foreignpolicy, Sep 5, 2020)

Turkey: “War with Greece just a matter of time”