Kremlin Slams Demands For Assad's Ouster As ISIS Kills Hundreds Of "Human Shields" In Mosul

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Saturday that Assad needs to stay in power to prevent the country from falling into the hands of jihadis, and added that the entire territory of Syria must be "liberated," dismissing demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad's departure as "thoughtless." "There are just two options: Assad sitting in Damascus or the Nusra sitting in Damascus."

Unraveling The Aleppo / Mosul Riddle

There’s no question Baghdad needs to take back Mosul from ISIS/ISIL/Daesh. It could not do it before. In theory, the time is now. The real question is the conflicting motivations of the large “who’s who” doing it...

Frontrunning: October 20

  • Global stocks nudge higher after final U.S. presidential debate (Reuters)
  • Trump, Clinton Double Down: Final Debate By the Numbers (BBG)
  • Will Trump accept election's outcome? 'I will keep you in suspense' (Reuters)
  • After Sedate Start, Trump Takes the Bait (WSJ)
  • ‘Rigged’ Election Charge Takes Spotlight (WSJ)

East Vs. West Division Is About The Dollar - Not Nuclear War

The narrative of a coming conflict between the East and the West has been boiling steadily as the U.S. election nears its end. Even the mainstream media is insinuating the potential for shots fired. Some believe the results of the election will determine the odds of war. There is a different position. It seems the rhetoric of East vs. West and nuclear exchange is being exploited as a distraction away from a different but almost equally catastrophic end game - the death of the U.S. dollar as the world reserve currency.

Netflix Soars 20% As Subscribers Smash Expectations But Cash Burn Explodes

There was some long overdue good news for Netflix longs, when moments ago NFLX reported that in Q3 revenue and EPS of $2.29 billion and $0.12 beat expectatations of $2.28 billion and $0.06 respectively. But the reason why the stock is surging 20% after hours is because the growth appears to be back as a result of a surge in Q3 streaming subscribers, which jumped by370K domestically and 3.2million internationally, far above the 300K and 2.0 million expected.

Western Hypocrisy, And Why It Makes The World A Dangerous Place

The West has always been a great trembling hive of hypocrisy, portraying itself as liberal, progressive, civilised and democratic... as the "shining house upon the hill": just, altruistic, democratic, with a "mission to extend individual liberties throughout the world." These western and especially US virtues are mobilised to justify policies, wars, covert activities which are not virtuous at all.

Hillary Clinton's Axis Of Evil

Let’s cut to the chase; Hillary Clinton is ready to go to war against Russia in Syria – with inbuilt, potentially terrifying, thermonuclear consequences. Anticipating an outcome of the US presidential election as a remix of the 1972 Nixon landslide, Hillary has also coined, George “Dubya” Bush-style, a remixed axis of evil: Russia, Iran and “the Assad regime”.

Obama To Decide Friday On Military Action In Syria

The time has come for the US to make a decision: on Friday President Barack Obama and his top foreign policy advisers are expected to meet to consider their military and other options in Syria as Syrian and Russian aircraft continue to pummel Aleppo and other targets.

EU Exit "Only Way Out" From Greece's "Occupying Force" Of Refugees

When the public does not agree with the establishment's policies about illegal immigration and the protection of national identity, they blame the voters for immaturity, stupidity or fascism. So as the voters persist in retaining their views for national identity and against illegal immigration, the elites in Greece are replacing the native population by giving the illegal immigrants citizenship. There is only one way now to save what is left of Greece: The British way. Exit. Now.