“Dropshot” – American Plan for War with the Soviet Union, 1957
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NEW DELHI, January 21. /TASS/. Russia and India are set to boost partnership in combating terrorism, visiting Russian Defense Minister General Sergey Shoigu said at talks with Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar.
“Our countries condemn strongly any terrorist acts and oppose a policy of double standards in the struggle against this evil,” the Russian minister noted.http://itar-tass.com/en/
On the face of it. It seems the locals in Yemen have had enough.
Report: Six Iranians killed in Israeli strike in Syria, including Revolutionary Guards general
Report: Six Iranians killed in Israeli strike in Syria, including …
2 days ago – The attack on this group was a message to Hezbollah, Iran,
and the Syrian regime as well, that Israel will not allow such a platform,” expert
Iran’s top IRGC cmdr. says Tel Aviv should await “crushing response”
“We want to see an acceleration of the training, acceleration of the delivery of arms,” the Iraqi prime minister added, emphasizing that the government in Baghdad does not need foreign boots on the ground to defeat ISIL, but it needs logistic support.
“We are fighting very hard to find resources to purchase arms,” Abadi said.
He added that his country is “…left almost alone to get these arms and munitions for the army, for our fighters, and we expect much more.”
ISIL started its campaign of terror in Iraq in early June 2014. The heavily-armed militants took control of Mosul before sweeping through parts of the country’s Sunni Arab heartland.
The terrorists have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations, against all Iraqi communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.
Russia, Iran sign agreement on military cooperation
January 20, 12:19 /TASS/.
Russia, India agree to strengthen contacts within military-technical cooperation
January 21, 16:57 /TASS/.
Zerohedge headline reports ( rather hysterically perhaps as 15 crappy old scuds is not a lot. )
Yemen’s Rebels Hold US-Backed President “Captive” In His House. Seize Country’s Largest Ballistic Missile Base.
British complicity in US drone war could be ‘one step from illegal act’, warns MP David Davis
Senior Conservative MP David Davis has issued a stark warning about Britain’s possible role in the US’s secret drone war against militants in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.
The former Shadow Home Secretary told the Bureau that any British complicity in the US drone campaign is “in the same moral space, as far as I’m concerned, as collusion in torture”.
The UK was “one removed from an evil act” when it reportedly colluded with the US torture programme, he said.
“And it seems to me quite likely that we are one removed from an internationally illegal act in terms of providing information [for drone strikes] to the Americans. We don’t know for sure but that’s the suspicion.”
Professor Stefan Wolff explains that that drone strikes in Yemen have had some success in tackling the Yemeni armed group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and have had a knock-on effect on the country’s two internal insurgencies. But when people describe the US intervention in the country as a “model” for Iraq, he said, this is “not so much a policy of choice, but of necessity” as there are no longer troops on the ground for more active engagement.
thebureauinvestigates.com/ 2014/08/23/podcast-a-changing- drone-conflict-in-pakistan- and-yemen/
USA Today adopt a slightly more conservative
Yemeni Shiite rebels seize missile base
Rebels in Yemen seized the country’s largest missile base on a hilltop above the capital Sanaa on Wednesday, and posted guards outside the president’s home.
It came after the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, shelled U.S.-backed President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s neighborhood Tuesday and swept into the presidential palace and looted its weapons depots. The president remained inside his house.
The military base, which houses ballistic missiles, overlooks the city, which the rebels captured in September. The rebels issued fresh demands Wednesday, asking for the post of vice president and several key government offices.
The Houthis are believed to be allied with former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was ousted in 2012 after Arab Spring protests. The rebels have vowed to eradicate al-Qaeda, but are also hostile to the U.S. Their slogan is “Death to Israel. Death to America.”
14. On December 9, 2002, Spanish forces intercepted a North Korean cargo ship bearing 15 Scud missiles to Yemen. The United States intervened to permit the transfer to be completed because Yemen is considered an important ally in the U.S.-led “War on Terror.” Yemen pledged to cease further arms purchases from North Korea.
Worldwide Ballistic Missile Inventories
Updated: July 2014