Andrei Manoilo, Moscow State University Professor and member of the Russian Security Council, told Svobodnaya Pressa that there is little the activists can do on their own, but added that he cannot exclude the possibility that more serious players could be behind the Mejlis. The activists' declarations, according to Manoilo, "are a sort of advertising campaign for Crimean Tatar extremists. These groups are closely linked with Turkish intelligence…who provide them with significant funding for their provocations. The so-called Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people ceased representing the interests of the Crimean Tatars after the peninsula's accession to Russia. This organization, in fact, has evolved from a political group into a diversionary force, operating under the auspices of Turkish secret services. These services may well use the group for provocations against Russia." … [Read more...] about Erdogan Meets With Crimean Blockade Organizers: Naval Provocation Imminent?
Under imminent threat
On Monday, South Korea’s Defense Ministry laid out the case for engaging in a preemptive strike against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DRPK) in the event that they determine a nuclear strike by the regime of Kim Jong-Un is imminent raising the stakes in a brewing conflict that could quickly explode into a major war. Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-kyun explained in a press briefing that a preemptive strike may be employed for purposes of self-defense if the regime determines that there are signs that North Korea is beginning to use – as opposed to simply test – their lethal nuclear weapon stockpile. … [Read more...] about South Korea Planning Preemptive Strike on Kim Jong-Un Regime Over Nuclear Threat
It is also unknown if the attack was "anything more than a domestic incident," a spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office told Sputnik earlier in the day, adding that it is unclear if foreign or international security agencies could help in the investigation. … [Read more...] about UK Home Office: Too Early to Speak About Terror Alert in Country
There is no defence for Hamas firing rockets into civilian areas, and as sirens wail in Israel, the fear among ordinary Israelis should not be ignored or belittled. But the media coverage hardly reflects the reality: a military superpower armed with F-15 fighter jets, AH-64 Apache helicopters, Delilah missiles, IAI Heron-1 drones and Jericho II missiles (and nuclear bombs, for that matter), versus what David Cameron describes as a "prison camp" firing almost entirely ineffective missiles. Twenty-seven Palestinians are reported to have died in Gaza – and, mercifully, no Israelis have been killed by Hamas rockets – and yet the BBC opts for the Orwellian "Israel under renewed Hamas attack". … [Read more...] about ‘Israel under renewed Hamas attack’, says the BBC. More balance is needed
'After careful thought and deliberation, I am releasing the autopsy report of Andres Guardado Pineda. In doing so, I have given careful consideration to the major variables in this case - supporting the administration of justice, as well as the public's right to know,' Dr Lucas said in a statement. … [Read more...] about Showdown at Trump Tower: MAGA supporters clash with protesters outside president’s NYC home on site of BLM mural, while anti-cop demonstrators brawl with a Blue Lives Matter march – as rival protests continue across the nation
Update @kaihavertz29 & @ChelseaFC: Havertz wants to leave @bayer04fussball already this summer because the club has not qualified for Champions League. Because of that it would be important for @ChelseaFC to qualify for Champions League to convince him … [Read more...] about 12pm Chelsea news LIVE: Havertz demands Blues reach Champions League, Abraham racially abused, Ziyech in London