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Monday, 24 October 2016

World SITREP October 23rd, 2016, by Baaz

Via the saker
Russia
The Russian anti-terrorist operation in Syria is about to get more ‘patriotic’. On Friday, the Defense Ministry confirmed that it has deployed a group of UAZ Patriot pickups equipped with Kord 12.7 mm heavy machine guns and AGS-17 grenade launchers to the war-torn country. The vehicles are likely to be assigned to protect humanitarian convoys.
  • Russia: Four-year-old girl who speaks seven languages stuns RT’s Moscow studio
She has four lessons every day, each lasts for 1.5 hours.

Ukraine
[How to understand the sheer insanity of NATO junta in Kiev mishandling radioactive materials.
In simple terms, Ukrainian population is living under the occupation by the US and the European NATO members. The US regularly uses radioactive materials, like depleted uranium against civilian populations of Europe, in Serbia, and the Middle East, in Iraq and Syria. Scott]
After months of denials, CENTCOM admitted  yesterday that US is using depleted uranium against ISIS in Syria.
Ukraine to stop paying Russia for nuclear waste disposal. Next year Ukraine is not going to pay Russia $200 million annually to remove spent nuclear fuel from the country, according to Ukrainian Energy Minister Igor Nasalik. The country will build its own spent nuclear fuel storage facility, the minister announced.
The storage site chosen is in the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl nuclear power, but it is not designed to store nuclear waste for a long time.
In August, the former director of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant Mikhail Umanets warned of the rising number of emergency situations in Ukraine’s nuclear energy sector, stressing the country would face a “collapse” in the sector within seven years.
“The nuclear power industry today provides security for the whole country. Energy security, economic security, social and political security as well. If it collapses, we face slavery. Totally and forever,” he said.
Ukraine’s nuclear sector has faced several high-profile incidents recently. In July, a power unit at the Khmelnitsky plant in western Ukraine was disconnected from the grid due to a leak in its steam generator. A month earlier, the second reactor in a plant in the Nikolaev region of southern Ukraine went into forced shut down after workers tripped the station’s safety systems.
Earlier this year, Kiev and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Developmentsigned a memorandum on €40 million of funding for the construction of a nuclear storage facility in Chernobyl.”

Donetsk and Lugansk republics
Ukrainian crisis has been frozen, because the main battle goes on in Syria. Who wins in Syria, will win in Ukraine.
A listener on air asks about the possible ways to to stop daily shelling of Donbass by the armed forces of Ukraine.  Against my expectations, Ichenko has not mentioned the possibility to deploy the armed OSCE police how it was offered by President Putin twice, in 2015 and now.  Important to mention that Russia is the member of OSCE, along with Kazakhstan,  Armenia, Azerbaijan; Belarus; Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Armed police forces from these OSCE members would stand like a shield between the NATO foreign legion in Ukraine and the civilian population. The fact that Donetsk republic officials are opposing to the President of Russia’s plan to separate the militants and the civilians with the use of the OSCE police, demonstrate that Russia doesn’t have an absolute control over the Donetsk republic’s government. Scott
  • Vladimir Zhoga (Voha), Motorola’s second, is the new commander of Sparta Battalion.
[Foreign troops fighting with the population is an indication that the war in Ukraine is not s “civil war” but a colonial occupation war conducted by the governments of the US, Canada, Poland, and the Baltic States. Scott]
Hundreds of foreign mercenaries have arrived to the contact line in Donbass, Chief of the Staff of the People’s Militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), Oleg Anaschenko, said, citing reconnaissance units of the republic. Reportedly, the fighters come from such countries as Poland, the Baltic States, Canada and the US.
Anaschenko also noted that the Ukrainian side has created three training camps in the Ukrainian-controlled settlements of Bobrovo and Bobrovskoye, located near Severodonetsk. According to the LPR People’s Militia, Ukrainian soldiers are being trained there in urban combat, as well as in reconnaissance by foreign instructors.
Anaschenko also said that an arrival of about 150 foreign mercenaries, armed with US-made assault rifles, as well as of off-road vehicles, infantry combat vehicles, armored fighting vehicles has been spotted in the settlement of Polovinkino in Starobelsk. According to Sputnik news agency, LPR intelligence sources reported that foreign mercenaries, armed with NATO-standard light weapons, have also been noticed in Trekhizbenka village in Slavyanoserbsk.
This information was confirmed by Eduard Basurin, a speaker of the Donetsk republic.  Hospitals in Mariupol treat wounded mercenaries that talk to each other in Polish and English languages. Also, Basurin pointed out that the Nazi battalion “Azov” has started recruitment efforts via Social media, which confirms that this irregular armed formation participates in attacks on Donetsk.

The EU
  • German media started carefully talking about the possible Hillary Clinton’s presidency as an outright expansion of wars across the globe.
Falkin im Weißen Haus? Die aggressive Außenpolitik von Hillary Clinton, Monitor, Das Erste, WDR

Eurasia and India
Russia is eying the multi-billion dollar deal for P75-I project of India under which six conventional submarines are to be built with Air Independent Propulsion systems and the next aircraft carrier project besides the deal to jointly develop a fifth generation fighter aircraft.
A good question: “If Pakistan is causing problems for India, why rush to the UK or the US? It seems like children fighting and one child runs to nanny and says, ‘Look he hit me. Punish him’. Do people think that the British disapproval of Pakistan would make a jot of difference to Pakistan’s behaviour? It is 70 years since Independence. Why do people run to the old Empire for redress? Can America make any difference?”

SYRIA and the Middle East

  • “Fall of Assad causes terror attacks in Europe”
Oct 22, 2016 – The Kremlin spokesman says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must remain in power to prevent the country from falling into the lap of terrorists. Dmitry Peskov said any attempt for the removal of Assad is “thoughtless”, adding that the fall of the Syrian government would lead to a new influx of refugees and more terror attacks in Europe. He also noted that Russia remains committed to the removal of all terrorist organizations in Syria. Pescov further noted that Moscow makes every effort to prevent the disintegration of the war-torn country. Syria has been gripped by over five years of war due to foreign-sponsored militancy and terrorism. Over 200,000 have lost their lives during the crisis, and millions have been displaced. An interview with the editor of “Veterans Today,” who agrees with the Peskov’s statement.

The US
  • Russia-US relations must be reset – Budowsky to RT
Oct 23, 2016 – One of WikiLeaks’ releases contains a conversation between Brent Budowsky, columnist for The Hill & Huffington Post, and John Podesta, chairman for Clinton’s presidential campaign, in which Budowsky recommends that Hillary ‘slaughter’ the Donald. RT talked to Budowsky to find out more.
The author suggests that the hacking was done by the “computer hacker community: those who hope to discover the “mother lode” of secret files allegedly held by the U.S. government on alien visitations and UFOs.”
Washington, in response, called Russia’s interest in observing the elections a PR stunt. “The fact that they [Russia] have chosen to not join the OSCE observation mission makes clear that this issue is nothing more than a PR stunt,” Kirby said.
The Russian Embassy countered in its statement that any such monitoring is part of the normal “functions of a diplomatic mission” according to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961. The body also voiced its frustration over Washington’s “unfriendly way” of blocking Russia’s “desire to pursue normal diplomatic work.”
“The US did not invite any international mission to monitor their elections for a long time. Generally and principally did not invite,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov

Religion
  • On Contact: The Perversion of Islam with Hamza Yusuf
Who are the “new fascists”? A  definition by Chris Hedges
Oct 22, 2016 – On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges explores Islam and the Muslim world with Hamza Yusuf, President of Zaytuna College. Yusuf, one of the most prominent Islamic scholars in the U.S., discusses the disenfranchisement of Muslim youths and the perversion of Islam by terror groups. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil examines the wave of Islamophobia in the U.S. after 9/11.

The Fourth Estate
The Western journalists invent stories, with the Western politicians and military reacting to those invented stories as if they are real.
  • We’re seeing the death of journalism in America, opinionism instead – GOP strategist
An upbeat account of the UK media reaction to the Russian fleet
Nature and Environment
An amazing flower(Diphylleia) , growing in Russian Far East, turns transparent when it rains
Thank you for your time,
Baaz
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