The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-12-31

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 11, articles about Anglo-5, Color-Revolution, Eurasia, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Politics, Russia, Syria, United-States, Nato, Turkey, Crime, Faith, Montenegro, Serbia, Ksa, Yemen, Opinions, Crimea, Cyprus, Defense, Egypt, Eu, Greece-Eurasia, Libya, China, Finance, Hong-Kong.

Tags in this brief: Geopolitics, Military, Russia, Syria, US Imperialism, War, Neo-Ottomanism, Turkey, Montenegro, NATO, Orthodox Church, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, War Crimes, Yemen, Contractors, George Ades, Mercenaries, USA, Wagner, Christianity, Crimea, Faith, Erdogan, Libya, Terrorism, China, Economy, Hong Kong Protests.

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MAJOR: Russia Takes Over Another U.S. Base in Syria, Third in a row in Less Than a Month

Published 2019-12-31 12:00:40 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Color-Revolution, Eurasia, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Politics, Russia, Syria, United-States

Raqqa, Syria – Russian military police have managed to take over another base that was recently abandoned by the United States in northern Syria, TASS news agency reported on Thursday, December 26. U.S. troops held the former school building as a base north of Raqqa, the former de facto capital of the Islamic State terrorist group, until recently. Russian TV Zvezda showed soldiers hoisting the Russian national tricolor on the building rooftop and armored vehicles assembling nearby. “The unit will be deployed by day’s end and we’ll start patrols today,” TASS quoted Russian military police officer Arman Mambetov as saying…. Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Military, Russia, Syria, US Imperialism, War


US-Turk Support for SNA Turkmen Terrorists Outflanks Syria in Idlib

Published 2019-12-31 11:00:20 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, Color-Revolution, Eurasia, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Nato, Politics, Syria, Turkey, United-States

By Steve Brown – US outrage regarding the Syrian Arab Army’s advance in Idlib – where the SAA attempted to clear the province of US/Turk-sponsored Tahrir al-Sham and Turk-backed terrorists –  caused the United States to re-supply Ankara with a large cargo of weaponry yesterday, to support a flanking operation by the Syrian National Army (Turkmen) around Talmenes and Maaret Al-Nouman.   Beginning in November, provocations and violations of the province’s cease-fire agreement by Tahrir al-Sham and Turkish-backed SNA terrorists resulted in a Syrian response.  Coming off the Astana talks, which largely ignored the remaining Idlib terror element, Erdogan apparently mistook… Continue ->

Tags: Neo-Ottomanism, Syria, Turkey, US Imperialism, War


Bishop Beaten in Montenegro Urges Faithful to Keep the Peace

Published 2019-12-31 10:00:59 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Crime, Eurasia, Faith, Headline-News, Montenegro, Nato, Politics, Serbia, United-States

PODGORICA – His Grace Bishop Metodije of Diokleia, a canonical hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, was beaten by police on December 26 while peacefully participating in a protest against the adoption of a new law that the Church warns will result in the government confiscating Church property. Two faithful were also injured trying to protect His Grace. Despite his injuries, Bp. Metodije has called on the faithful to remain calm and peaceful. “I feel better and I’ve returned to my duties,” the Serbian hierarch said. “I want to say that I don’t condemn the police. I understand their position… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Montenegro, NATO, Orthodox Church, Serbia, US Imperialism, War


MAJOR: Reports – Saudis Kidnap 17 Yemeni Fishermen

Published 2019-12-31 09:00:03 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Ksa, Mena, Politics, Yemen

Sana’a reports the following – FRN SANA’A/RIYADH – Yemen censured the arbitrary detention and torture of more than a dozen Yemeni fishermen at the hands of Saudi military forces and Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. The ministry of fish wealth, in a statement released on Friday, announced that Saudi forces detained 17 fishermen off the coast of the Hanish Islands in the Red Sea, and then investigated and tortured them, and confiscated their possessions in blatant violation of international laws that call for sparing civilians against any form of detention, torture and prejudice, PressTV… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Saudi Arabia, War, War Crimes, Yemen


MAJOR: First Ever Fight Broke Out Between Russian and US Troops in Syria

Published 2019-12-31 08:00:45 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Color-Revolution, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Politics, Russia, Syria, United-States

Tal Tamr, Al-Hasakah, Syria – A fistfight broke out between the U.S. and Russian armed forces in the Al-Hasakah Governorate countryside on Christmas, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported. According to the SOHR report, the fistfight broke out in the town of Tal Tamr on December 25th after a U.S. military contingent attempted to collect information from the residents in the area. The SOHR report said the residents accused the U.S. soldiers of betrayal because of their withdrawal and treated them harshly. The Russian Armed Forces then arrived at the scene and a fistfight broke out between some… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Military, Russia, Syria, US Imperialism, War


GEORGE ADES: Why doesn’t Russia save the world and fix every problem?

Published 2019-12-31 07:45:21 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions, Russia

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By George Ades Time and again I get comments asking: “why doesn’t Russia do this” or “NATO do that”? Etc. What needs to borne in mind is that in the “game” of geopolitics there are certain delicate balances that need to be preserved in order to avoid a major war between the superpowers of the east and west, or at the very least to maintain vital communication lines open. Another thing that needs to be understood is that no superpower is all good or all evil. “Interests” are what dictate a super power’s actions and although some may have principals… Continue ->

Tags: Contractors, George Ades, Mercenaries, Russia, Turkey, USA, Wagner


Monument to St. Clement of Rome Erected at Site of his Martyrdom in Sevastopol

Published 2019-12-31 05:00:17 by Drago Bosnic in Crimea, Eurasia, Faith, Headline-News, Russia

Sevastopol, Crimea, Russian Federation – A new monument to St. Clement, the fourth Pope of Rome, has been erected in Sevastopol at the site of his martyrdom. The statue was erected at Cossack Bay at the site believed to be that of the great saint’s martyrdom by the International Union of Slavic Tourism-Historical Cities public organization, as the Union’s representative Alexandra Zhupnik told RIA-Novosti Crimea. “Unfortunately, this place is forgotten today. But it was one of the most revered both among the local population and travelers from around the world, who even called Sevastopol the city of Clement,” Zhupnik commented. The… Continue ->

Tags: Christianity, Crimea, Faith


Erdogan Stirs the Pot .. Again

Published 2019-12-31 04:00:55 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, Color-Revolution, Cyprus, Defense, Egypt, Eu, Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Libya, Mena, Nato, Politics, Russia, Turkey, United-States

By Steve Brown – Sensing a power vacuum in Washington, Europe, and Tel Aviv along with the weakness of North African regimes – and emboldened by his own hubris – Erdogan has promised military boots on the ground in Libya as first reported in Can Recep the Magnificent Sort Out Libya on December 18th.     The Second Libyan War is being fought between the United Nations-recognized Government of National Accord (Tripolitania) or GNA in the west, versus Khalifa Belqasim Haftar’s Libyan National Army or LNA of the east (Tobruk – Cyrenaica) where both factions are largely supported by Libyan oil production,… Continue ->

Tags: Erdogan, Libya, Neo-Ottomanism, Terrorism, Turkey


Hong Kong Economy Will Inevitably Recede Further as US-Backed Protests Continue

Published 2019-12-31 03:00:08 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, China, Color-Revolution, Crime, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Hong-Kong, Politics, United-States

Hong Kong, China – Hong Kong’s economy is on the path to face another contraction in the fourth quarter, the financial secretary warned as raging protests continue to take a toll on the city. “Judging from the situation in the past months, continued negative growth is unavoidable,” Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-Po said on Sunday. While the official economic results will be released only early next year, Chan could already cite some gloomy statistics. The city’s retail sales plunged 26 percent in October, while its once-booming tourist sector lost 50 percent of vacationers during the Christmas holidays. Tourist numbers have… Continue ->

Tags: China, Economy, Hong Kong Protests, US Imperialism


Russian Troops Seize a US Military Post in Raqqa (VIDEO)

Published 2019-12-31 02:00:10 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Color-Revolution, Eurasia, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Nato, Politics, Russia, Syria, United-States

Raqqa, Syria – On December 25, Russian military police have managed to secure a small settlement near Raqqa, which has previously been controlled by U.S. occupation forces, as Russia proceeds to patrol strategically important, yet volatile areas running along the Turkish-Syrian border. According to reports from local media, the Russian military police personnel took control of the area after the U.S. occupying troops were forced to withdraw from several areas and settlements in the Al-Raqqa Governorate. This action was part of American President Donald Trump’s withdrawal announcement earlier this year. The video, released by Russia Today, shows the Russian military… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Military, Russia, Syria, US Imperialism, War


Old Soviet T-62s still going strong against modern US TOW Anti-Tank Missile (VIDEO)

Published 2019-12-31 01:00:01 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Color-Revolution, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Nato, Politics, Russia, Syria, United-States

DAMASCUS – A video (posted on December 25) of a US TOW anti-tank missile being fired at a Syrian armed forces T-62 tank has emerged on social media; the decades-old military hardware was left virtually unscathed. The video’s caption says that the tank was attacked by militants, according to the Russian Sputnik news agency. Judging by the video, the guided missile hit the center of the tank’s hull. An explosion occurred, but the tank was left almost unscathed. The Soviet T-62 tank, a successor to the T-55, was produced in the USSR between 1962 and 1975. It was considered the… Continue ->

Tags: Military, Russia, Syria, Terrorism, USA, War


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