Next Cold War Roundup 10/7/16 Josh Rogin reports a “fever pitch” among hawks inside the Obama administration making US military intervention plans for Syria. George Soros, and a day later John Kerry, called for a war crimes investigation. The Russian military issued a warning about strikes on Syria. UN envoy
ISIS has reportedly disappeared from the streets of Mosul; an exposé of the “White Helmets” in Syria has rattled the War Party establishment, and more in our round-up.
Next Cold War Roundup 9/30/16 War of Words Continues to Escalate, Kerry Threatens to Cut All Ties With Russia _ In response to Samantha Power’s “barbarism” accusation, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova said the US is trying to distract from their attack on Syrian troops in Deir Ezzor, and then
Samantha Power and others accused Russia of barbarism and war crimes before walking out of the emergency UN meeting they convened, and more in our round-up.
Next Cold War Roundup 9/21/16 The White House blames Russia for attacks on a humanitarian aid convoy. Russia denies and says a US predator drone was flying in the area at the time of the attack. Kerry called for a no-fly zone. Three “Spartacus” countries stepped up to say they
US special forces deployed to work with Turkish forces in Operation Euphrates Shield were threatened by US-backed Free Syrian Army forces, and more in our round-up.
Next Cold War Roundup 9/13/16 US and Russia reached a deal on Syria for a ceasefire, humanitarian aid, and later military cooperation and a roadmap for political transition. The Syrian government accepted the deal while the major opposition rebel groups rejected it, issuing some demands to secure their agreement. The
The US has deployed HIMARS rocket artillery and troops in Turkey near the Syrian border and, in the last week, has launched rocket attacks into northern Syria.
At the G20, Pres. Obama met with Turkish Pres. Erdogan, where he promised to help bring coup plotters to justice, and with Russian Pres. Putin, where they failed to agree on a Syria deal.
Next Cold War Roundup 9/2/16 Russian President Vladimir Putin said there may be a deal with the US on Syria in the near future and a Russian official said the deal must be reached while President Barack Obama is in office. Putin also confirmed that Russia and Turkey are aligning their