Considering all of the recent events involving politics - one thing has become indisputable - and covered below:
Same old, same old. Orwell had all this nailed in 1984.
The current reality remains that besides the ongoing NATO insanity, revved up armed, aided and abetted proxy governments are working willingly to effect and accomplish this same globalist agenda, the engineered ISIS scare being the prime example. Something to seriously think about with serious questions pending. What is the mainstream news narrative really conveying and what is the truth of the matter?
People are flocking to alternative news by the minute. Never underestimate that. Information is just the beginning, but when truth resonates things happen. Mind levers click, heart sensing is affirmed, convictions are strengthened, and people slowly awaken.
It’s a very hard time for most people. They haven’t had a clue for a long time. Keep filling in the obvious spaces with clear truths, however disconcerting to their mass programming.
The last few months have not been particularly good for Turkey. Ankara has to deal with the blowback from its decision to sever ties with Moscow, to back radicals in Syria and to crack down on the Kurds, much to international condemnation. But the Turkish leadership seems to be learning the hard way that diplomacy is better than belligerence.
"It is in this context of multiple failures that we must read Turkey's 'positive' diplomatic overtures to Iran," political analyst Salman Rafi Sheikh wrote for New Eastern Outlook.
On Saturday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Davutoglu and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu during his one-day visit to Istanbul. Zarif called Turkey "a very important neighbor," adding that "Iran's top-ranking officials pay special importance to the relations with Turkey."
Both countries have emphasized that they want to promote cooperation in various areas, including economy, energy and security. Turkey, according to the expert, needs Iran for alternative sources of oil and gas. Ankara also hopes that Iran could help Turkey to resolve the Kurdish issue, since both countries will make every effort to prevent the ethnic group from establishing an independent Kurdistan.
For its part, "Iran is confident that Turkey has lost the war in Syria and a new phase in Ankara's policies is about to begin," Salman Rafi Sheikh explained, adding that both countries want to receive greater access to their markets. "Turkish business elite sees in Iran, just like the European entrepreneurs, a big market to invest in," he added.
The analyst warned that this diplomacy will most likely result in a fragile marriage of convenience that could easily shatter under certain geopolitical developments.
While Merkel has pledged to stay the course and accept more and more refugees, even the mainstream press has turned on her policies, with the German magazine Der Spiegel arguing Merkel created a "German society that is more divided and disgruntled than it has been in years… [and] a Europe that is no longer united."
Nearly 20 Russian combat aircraft, an air defense system and some 2,000 personnel will stay at Hmeymim airbase in Syria. According to experts, the task force has several goals – fighting terrorism, supporting President Bashar Assad, and control over the region.
Moscow will also keep its air defense system in Syria. "Russian air defenses will be on combat duty in Syria and will be used against all targets posing threats to the Russian forces," Putin said. According to him, an S-400 medium- and long-range complex and a Pantsir-S1 air-defense system will stay on duty in Syria.
In addition, Ka-52 and Mi-28N attack helicopters have been spotted at the airbase, but their exact number is unknown.
In addition to the jets, Syrian airspace and Hmeymim air base will also be protected by an S-400 air defense system, Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Analytic Center for Strategies and Technologies, said.
"There could be three sudden threats – coming from Turkey, Israel and the US," he assumed.
He added that with an S-400 deployed to the base the Russian Aerospace Forces could not only establish a no-fly zone not over the Hmeymim airbase but also the entire province of Latakia where the bulk of the Syrian Army is concentrated.
What is more, some 200-300 civil specialists will remain at Hmeymim base. Military personnel will not be able to maintain aircraft and helicopters on their own.