Sunday, February 14, 2016

Newsbud Kickstarter Campaign

The day has finally come for your chance to help us create Newsbud--a 100% people-funded news alternative. Our Kickstarter campaign is now live, and we’re counting on your support. For us to realize our collective dream of a major independent, nonpartisan media platform, we need your help. Without you, we cannot build the independent news source that we the people deserve. We can only do that when we are 100% publicly funded, and that means we need you, your voice, and your commitment to our cause. Please make a pledge and help us put the word out:

Friday, February 12, 2016

Porkins Great Game: Episode #12 - Inside Turkey's War in Syria

On this special Newsbud edition of Porkins Great Game, Pearse Redmond and I focus on the battle between Russia and Turkey in Syria. We discuss Russia's reaction to Turkey's downing of a Russian jet over Latakia's Turkmen-populated Bayırbucak region and the recent appearance of Turkmen militia leader/Turkish nationalist Alparslan Çelik at a funeral in Istanbul. Pearse and I explain why the FSB linked the Grey Wolves to the crash of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt and we dissect John Schindler's recent article dealing with this issue. After giving an update on the situation in northern Syria, we explore the possibility of a Turkish military intervention and touch upon the current propaganda war. Pearse and I also talk about our participation in Newsbud and explain why fans of Porkins Great Game should support our Kickstarter campaign that will go live on Sunday, February 14 (Valentine's Day).

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Syrian Turkmens, Turkish Nationalists, Russian Jets and the Battle for Bayırbucak

Within hours after the first Russian airstrikes in Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Western journalists began to explain why Russia’s intervention “is doomed to fail.”[1][2] A few days later, Western media gleefully announced that Russia’s intervention has failed.[3]

But four months into Russia’s Syria campaign, it is now becoming increasingly difficult to deny that the Kremlin is actually pursuing a viable military strategy in Syria. Therefore, Western media has recently resorted to explaining why it is a bad thing that the Russian airstrikes are working.[4]

Read the full article on Boiling Frogs Post