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The Russians called the EU’s bluff by pulling out of the project instead of accepting the EU’s conditions and are cutting deals with China and Turkey instead.

By Alexander Mercouris ~ Russia Insider

The reaction to the cancellation of the Sound Stream project has been a wonder to behold and needs to be explained very carefully.

In order to understand what has happened it is first necessary to go back to the way Russian-European relations were developing in the 1990s.

Briefly, at that period, the assumption was that Russia would become the great supplier of energy and raw materials to Europe.   This was the period of Europe’s great “rush for gas” as the Europeans looked forward to unlimited and unending Russian supplies of gas.  It was the increase in the role of Russian gas in the European energy mix which made it possible for Europe to run down its…

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MURSITPINAR, Turkey – Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, just hours after they arrived in a town that’s become a focal point in the battle against the extremists.

The force brought in badly needed heavy weapons including artillery, heavy machine-guns and anti-tank missiles, material that could tip the balance of power in favour of the embattled Kurds fighting there.

The deployment came as Syria’s al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front scored a major victory against a moderate rebel faction, capturing their headquarters as well as the mountainous strategic region of Jabal al-Zawiya in the northwestern province of Idlib. Jabal al-Zawiya was one of the first areas to fall out of President Bashar Assad’s control after the uprising against his government began in March 2011.

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Daily_Mail: ISIS plans to use Ebola as chemical weapons
– Ayn_al_Arab or Kobane: Battles continue between ISIS terrorists and Kurdish forces
– Al-Jaafari: Turkey, Saudi Arabia involved in providing terrorists with chemical weapons and killing in Syria
– Turkey: Protests against Erdogan’s policy in supporting IS increase
– British Officer: US and British Intelligence behind dramatic events in ME
– Iraq: 30 ISIS terrorists killed in Takrit


– #Daily_Mail: #ISIS plans to use #Ebola as #chemical #weapons
– #Ayn_al_Arab or #Kobane: #Battles continue between ISIS terrorists and #Kurdish #forces
– Al-Jaafari: Turkey, Saudi Arabia involved in providing terrorists with chemical weapons and killing in Syria
– #Turkey: #Protests against #Erdogan’s #policy in supporting #IS increase
– British Officer: #US and #British #Intelligence behind #dramatic #events in #ME
– #Iraq: 30 #ISIS #terrorists killed in #Takrit