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Saturday, 25 February 2017

Minoborony Rossii Told Pentagon Shill to “Temper His Zeal”

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Minoborony Rossii spokesman Major-General I Ye Konashenkov told US Defence Department shill Peter Cook to “temper his zeal”. Konashenkov’s commentary appeared on an official video posted on YouTube. At a Minoborony media briefing on a Russian-American agreement on a forthcoming ceasefire in Syria, he said:

A few days ago, for some reason, Mr Cook said that a ceasefire in Syria would be a test for the Russian authorities. I advise Mr Cook to temper his zeal and focus on activities related to the organisation that he represents, that is, the Pentagon. Unlike his predecessors, he doesn’t have knowledge of military affairs, so I’m sure that’s difficult for him. Therefore, he seeks to compensate for his deficiencies but only comes out with shrill howlers. He should be reasonable… yes, and professional.

According to published statements released on Monday, on 27 February, a joint US-Russian agreement stipulates a ceasefire between government forces and armed opposition groups in Syria. However, attacks on ISIS, al-Nusra, and other parties recognised as terrorist entities by the UN will continue.

25 February 2017

RIA Novosti

https://ria.ru/world/20160225/1380054199.html

Editor:

General Konashenkov used the word ляпами, which is rather colloquial, so I tried to capture the flavour of that in my Englishing of his commentary. Cook is a clueless journalist with NO MILITARY EXPERIENCE WHATSOEVER. He’s an Obama holdover. Igor Yevgenyevich skewered him, well and truly. It shows you the difference between the American and Russian approaches… the Russians appoint people with real relevant knowledge… the Americans appoint blowsy blowhards with no relevant experience (but who look good on camera).

Kudos to Igor Yevgenyevich… it shows you what sort of people that the Yanks put into responsible positions. They’re talking from “a position of strength?” I think not…

BMD

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Hero of Russia Marat Radikovich Akhmetshin

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Hero of Russia Captain of Artillery Marat Radikovich Akhmetshin

He died in June 2016 during the battle for Palmyra. In the end, it was only him against 200 Daesh terrorists. “Although wounded, he held a grenade and pulled out the pin…”

1 February 2017

Andrei Oleynikov

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Editor:

The Republican Yahoos hate Muslims and accuse them of terrorism. Well… you can respect and honour Donald Trump and his filthy lot who bleat a lot about terrorism or you can respect M R Akhmetshin and those like him who really fight terrorism. I seem to see a real difference here…

For those who believed (and still believe) Hillary Clinton’s shameless lies about Russia and Russians… eat shit and die… I simply won’t engage those who take credence in vacuous nonsense and who refuse to embrace the truth…

One last thing… don’t forget WHO backed and armed Daesh… Obama, Clinton, and their pals in the KSA and Gulf states… note well that Trump and his vultures don’t disown that and they’re not repentant in the least. God DOES see and judge…

BMD

Chechen Soldiers in Aleppo “Ease Interaction with Locals”

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Russia sent Chechen soldiers to Aleppo as part of the military police battalion tasked with restoring law and order in the Syrian city. The battalion went to Aleppo in late December after the Syrian Arab Army liberated the city from militant occupation, providing security to humanitarian aid workers and Russian sappers who are helping Syrians to rebuild their lives. Now, it has the task of maintaining law and order on the streets of a city devastated by a drawn-out conflict. R A Kadyrov, the Head of the Chechen Republic, stated that around 400 Chechen soldiers are taking part in the policing and law enforcement operation as well as helping with the reconstruction efforts in Aleppo. On 23 January, Kadyrov wrote on his Instagram page that a Chechen Gosduma deputy and a Chechen mufti visited Syria and met with Chechens serving in the military there. He said:

The soldiers were proud to have the honour of serving in Aleppo as part of a peacekeeping force that protects civilians from terrorists.

RT’s Mariya Finoshina, who recently returned from Aleppo, said locals appreciated patrols in the streets, as people are afraid of looters who took to plundering devastated houses at the same time as residents started returning to their homes. Those trying to reclaim their belongings in the abandoned neighbourhoods or wishing to stay view the Russians as their protectors. Finoshina believed:

Many of the Chechens are Sunni Muslims, so their part in the mission is logical. You don’t want to see a total stranger patrolling the streets of your home town. Therefore, sending Chechens was a logical decision because they aren’t only Muslims, they’re Sunnis. Aleppo is a conservative city… and the Chechens are familiar with the religious and cultural traditions of the people on the ground.

Aki Rizk, a Middle East expert, told us:

 The participation of Chechens could really make the Russian military police mission more successful. It’s a very good step; it’d lessen tension. The people of Chechnya and Aleppo have much in common, both in a cultural and religious sense. The anti-terrorist mood amongst the [Aleppo] population also contributes to the mission’s success. The Syrian people are sick and tired of terrorist groups and they’ll cooperate with anyone who stands against these groups.

30 January 2017

RT

https://www.rt.com/news/375551-chechen-soldiers-patrolling-aleppo/

Sunday, 1 January 2017

1 January 2017. Onward, Christian Soldiers!

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What more need I say? The world won’t be safe until we kill neoliberalism and “conservatism”… greed is the capital sin, after all…

BMD

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