Voices from Russia

Sunday, 1 May 2016

1 May 2016. Iran or Turkey… Who’s the REAL Enemy?

00 The Battle of Kosovo memorial at Gazimestan for Vidovdan in 2009. 30.06.13

This is the monument on the Kosovo Pole… never forget that the Turks were the West’s mortal enemy in the past… now, what can we say about today?

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Here’s a question… who’s the REAL enemy of the West? Is it Iran or is it Turkey? Look at the short vid above… what does it tell you about Trump and Chilly Hilly who want to demonise Iran (and what does it tell you about their backers)? Remember… the Ottomans kidnapped Christian children for the janissaries and their harems. Look at Syria and the Kurds… they haven’t changed their spots, have they?

BMD

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

9 March 2016. A Busted Clock is Right Twice a Day… Glenn Beck Actually Speaks Truth on the Ottoman Turkish Christian Holocaust

00 Tatev Monastery. ARMENIA. Russia and Armenia Friends

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This is very short. Who woulda thunk it… Beck speaks the truth about the Ottoman Turkish Christian Holocaust. He’s still chock fulla shit on everything else. However, on this, he’s right… and I believe in posting the truth, regardless of the source.

BMD

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Wrong Train to Damascus: Will Erdoğan Catch the Last Car?

00 monkey 280815 dealing from the bottom of the deck

Methinks that the Turks won’t get away with another provocation on the scale of the Russian bomber shootdown… after all, Vova’s on his guard… 

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Russia and Turkey had the longest series of military conflicts in European history. It lasted between the 16th and 20th centuries; Russia won the overwhelming majority of these 12 wars. Serbian political analyst Bojan Bilbija thought that a thirteenth could be ahead; he asked what decisive factors could lead to it being unleashed in an article for the Serbian online newspaper Politika.

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An old Serbian folk saying relates, “When you enter the wrong train, then, all the stations are incorrect”. One could apply this folk wisdom to the relationship between the West and Russia, primarily to the one between Russia, Turkey, and the USA. If one assumes that all three are already in the wrong wagon, then, the prospects of a thirteenth conflict between Moscow and Turkey are much more likely than widely anticipated. However, the unleashing of such a conflict depends on several key factors. Any conflict between Ankara and Russia would be completely irrational without the direct support of Washington. In reality, the Russian forces have at least three to five times quantitative superiority above Turkey in every aspect. Aside from this quantitative advantage, Ankara and NATO should be even more concerned about the number of advanced weapons systems Russia has in its arsenal, which the Turks wouldn’t be able to get for a long while.

However, what could give Turkey hope? The first option is an assertion that a “weakened” Russia doesn’t have enough economic strength to endure a large-scale conflict, and that a “sharp decline in domestic living standards” could lead to the overthrow of the Russian government. Yet, one should keep in mind that the controls over its domestic economy and state budget allow Russia to accumulate significant reserves and provide savings options (without major cuts to domestic social programmes and military investment). Russia has a substantial trade surplus and its huge infrastructure projects, such as a 19-kilometre-long bridge to the Crimea and constructing monumental stadiums for 2018 World Football Cup, show that its financial flexibility is beyond all doubts. If there were a sudden increase in military spending… in recent years, that was enormous, estimated to be hundreds of billions of dollars… the Russian economy could sustain it in the medium-term.

The second option for Erdoğan is to involve NATO in a conflict with Russia. This is also a very controversial point, as in this case Moscow would have to attack Turkish territory first, which is rather implausible, given the measured reaction to the recent shoot-down by Turkey of a Russian bomber over Syrian airspace, which led to the death of its pilot. In such a case, NATO would have to back up Turkish aggression, and not defend Turkish territory. Given all the above, Erdoğan must follow along with American foreign policy decisions… that is, either the Americans would coöperate with an “unreliable” Putin, which could lead to a prolonged ceasefire and de-escalation of warmongering rhetoric amongst American hawks, or the Americans would besmirch the Kremlin’s “good intentions” and continue to insist that the Syrian ceasefire is a failure (fearing that Moscow would maintain tight control over Syria). In case the latter option prevails, Erdoğan won’t miss the opportunity to catch the wrong train to Damascus.

5 March 2016

Bojan Bilbija

Sputnik International

http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160305/1035818005/erdogan-damascus-wrong-train.html

Friday, 11 December 2015

11 December 2015. Russian Demot… For Ours! Fuck You, Turkey!

00 fuck you turkey 111215

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In most of its battles against Turkey, Russia won. Therefore, Turkey should exercise some caution. The bear does NOT like being prodded and teased…

BMD

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