“Everything calls peace, Schalom! Then it will occur – a new Middle East war suddenly flames up, big naval forces are facing hostiley in the Mediterranean – the situation is strained. But the actual firing spark is set on fire in the Balkan: I see a “large one” falling, a bloody dagger lies beside him – then impact is on impact. …”
Everyone, literally EVERYONE you meet in Syria will tell you how grateful they are to be living under government held areas, and that the Syrian army freed them from torture under Western-backed rebels. Only the terrorists complain about being "liberated"https://t.co/N4RqGJIcXf
If Deutsche Bank disintegrates, triggering the collapse of the world economy this year, you can probably expect #WW3 in 2019. It wouldn't take long for civil insurgencies to occur post-economic collapse, and with it powers will get start to see opportunities. You've been warned.
KeepTalkingGreece reports that the incident took place at 4 o’ clock Friday morning, South-East off Lesvos within Greek territorial waters. The Turkish-flagged ship had deviated form its original course and fled into Turkish territorial waters. The gunboat was on NATO mission “Aegean Activity” patrolling for migrants and refugees illegally entering Greece from Turkey.
According to a statement issued by the Greek Navy, the Turkish cargo came towards the gunboat, “approached and touched” ARMATOLOS on the left side. KARMATE increased speed and made it towards the Turkish coast. It did not respond to continuous radio calls from ARMATOLOS to stop.
The US has apparently sent more troops to the Kurdish-held regions of northern Syria and has established new outposts in the area. Local Kurdish militias believe the Americans have come to help them fend off a Turkish offensive.
“This base is of the [US-led] Coalition… It was established to counterattack the Turkish threat. The Coalition is here for the Turks,” one Kurdish fighter, identified as the “Sheikh of the Mountain,” told Ruptly video news agency. He was speaking about one of the US outposts set up not far from the northern Syrian city of Manbij, which is now controlled by the US-backed Kurdish militias. Earlier, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated that Ankara plans to target Manbij in its operation against the Kurds in northern Syria.
Footage recorded by Ruptly shows an outpost with a perimeter of large sand barriers and US flags waving. The fortified position was reportedly established on the frontline zone west of Manbij, not far from the Sajur River, which forms the border between the areas held by the Kurds and the pro-Turkish forces in northern Syria.
The conflict over sovereignty over some islands in the Aegean is becoming more acute. Erdogan threatens his neighbor Greece. Tricky! Both are NATO members. The causes of the conflict are 100 years old and some emotions have causes that are even older. But besides there are other causes.
More recently, Turkey’s provocations against Greece are increasing. Violations of Greek airspace, the Turkish Air Force, a rammed patrol boat, a drillship blocked by Turkish warships and two Greek border guards arrested are clear signs of a policy aimed at revising the borderline in the Aegean Sea.