Monday, September 14, 2015

Vovka The Cat on a hot tin Middle Eastern roof

- Вовка, а ты чо вообще туда залез?

- А так, хоцца. Друзей спасать... Асада из осады...

- А тебе не горячо?

- Ниччо, я привычный... Для другов родных чего только и не сделаешь... Своя братва...

- Да какой он тебе родной? Ты о себе подумай лучше.

- Уже подумал. Нападение лучший способ защиты. Что, туркам можно, а мне нельзя? Вот как они курдов чешут, в пух и перья! Антитеррористициская операция!

- Турки турками, но ты же вроде бы Европеец.

- Да какой я Европеец! Татарин я. Поэтому все энти Америки - Европы меня так и не любят. Третируют, санкционируют, в приличное общество не пускают... А я им - накося, выкуси. И прямо в ООН с моей новой антитеррористициской программой: мир, равенство и братство. И никаких гвоздей! Крепка броня и танки наши быстры. А ракеты ещё быстрее! И про Крым и про Украину быстро забудут. Give them something to talk about. Вот я им и give... Да и денежки тоже нужны: Wall Street не схочет, нефть не вскочит! Пусть боятся, знают наших...

- А ты лапы себе не обожжёшь?

- Не обожжу, не ссы, профессор; мне не привыкать. А ещё лучше: ссы! Мисси, ссы и пи! Мяу! Мяу! Вот такой вот я! Единственный и неповторимый. Enjoy me while you can!

Louis Armstrong - Tin Roof Blues

Putin Defends Russian Military Aid to Syria

Russia from Ukraine to Syria: Helping the Cat Down the Tree - BY ARIEL COHEN
The Kremlin now looks like a cat stuck up a tree. It doesn’t know how to descend, so it panics and just keeps climbing. Washington and Brussels are trying very hard to coax that cat down. We shall see if sanctions are the way to ensure Russia’s safe descent and de-escalation. 

Headlines: 9.14-11.15

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Reviews - 9.14.15

News Roundup and Notes: September 14, 2015 | Just Security
A System Buffeted by the Storms of History -

Russians in Syria - 9.14.15

Russia positioning tanks at Syria airfield: U.S. officials | Reuters
Russian Flights Over Iraq and Iran Escalate Tension With U.S. - The New York Times
Don’t Trust Putin on Syria -
Putin shifts fronts in Syria and Ukraine - The Washington Post
Putin bullies the US as he shifts fronts - Stripes
Putin’s Syria Play - WSJ
Putin’s latest land-grab is in Syria - Al Arabiya News
What exactly is Russia doing in Syria? - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East
Russia's expanding military presence in Syria - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

US - 9.14.15

California Wildfire Claims One Life - WSJ
Thousands flee California wildfire as homes go up in flames - Yahoo News
State of emergency after wildfire destroys hundreds of CA homes - CBS News
Clinton's Support Drops by a Third as Trump, Carson Surge in GOP Race - ABC News
Showdown Between Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump Expected at Republican Debate -
Planes Clip Each Other on Ground at Los Angeles Airport - ABC News
American Airlines Flew Wrong Plane To Hawaii
Philadelphia cop denied bathroom access at Starbucks | Fox News Video
Manhunt underway following shooting death of Kentucky state trooper - The Washington Post
Shooting Kills Kentucky Trooper on Force Less Than a Year - ABC News
Kim Davis: Kentucky clerk relents in gay marriage dispute - BBC News
G.O.P. Anti-Gay Bigotry Threatens First Amendment - The New York Times

Security - 9.14.15

Utilities Engaged In Hand-To-Hand Cyber Combat To Keep The Lights On - In Homeland Security
Week ahead: White House weighs sanctions for Chinese hacking | TheHill
White House Concludes Four Days Of Cyber Security Meetings With Top Chinese Officials - Forbes
Breedlove: Terrorism, Russian Aggression Concerns NATO
What Will the Iran Deal Mean for NATO Missile Defense? / ISN
Time for Britain to lead, in Europe and beyond - Telegraph
Swedish Party's U-turn Reignites NATO Membership Question
Here Are A Few Things the New Air Force Bomber Will Do Besides Drop Bombs - Defense One
Okinawa Governor to Revoke Permits for New US Base
Details on Bowe Bergdahl, Soldier Freed by Taliban, May Emerge at Hearing -
Vodafone's 'unforgivable' hacking of journalist's phone must be investigated, says union | World news | The Guardian
Microsoft renews information-sharing partnership with NATO | PCWorld
Montenegro’s NATO Opponents Slam US Ambassador :: Balkan Insight
When Whitey Bulger Was an F.B.I. Informant - The New Yorker
How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Undermine National Security and Harm Us All
В Литве планируются учения Сил высокой готовности НАТО - Новости -

Europe migrants crisis - 9.14.15

EU Ministers Discuss Migrant Crisis
Top US General: Refugee Crisis Likely to Galvanize Europe in Syrian Conflict
German Border Checks Add Urgency to EU Refugee Debate - The New York Times
Austria and Slovakia Follow Germany in Introducing Stricter Border Controls -
Refugee crisis: EU plans new internment camps – live updates | World news | The Guardian
EU To Meet Over Migrant Crisis
European Union to Hold Emergency Meeting on Refugee Quotas
Border-free Europe unravels in migrant crisis | Reuters
Germany Says It Will Take 1 Million Refugees as Europe Closes the Gates | TIME
The Latest: German Border Checks Jam Traffic in Austria - ABC News
Scores of children among the dead as 38 refugees drown near Greek island -
Refugees on the Move: Hurtling Towards Hungary - YouTube

Middle East - 9.14.15

U.S. and Iran Both Conflict and Converge - The New York Times
What Drone-Strike Data from Yemen and Pakistan Says about the ISIS Fight - Defense One
Hundreds of Inmates Escape as Taliban Insurgents Raid Afghan Jail -
Taliban Free 400 Inmates In Prison Break
Afghan Taliban Storm Ghazni Prison, Free Hundreds - WSJ
Terror Fears As Iran Frees Al Qaeda Members
Mexican tourists killed by Egyptian security forces - BBC News
Egypt security forces accidentally kill 12, including Mexican tourists | Reuters
In Egypt, terrorists used to target tourists. Now the army kills tourists it thinks are terrorists. - The Washington Post
Britain's Cameron visits Syrian refugees in Lebanon | Reuters
David Cameron visits refugee camp in Lebanon – video | Politics | The Guardian
US Envoy: ‘Remarkable Progress’ Made Against Islamic State
Syrian army repels Takfiris' attacks near Damascus
Syrian Media: 20 Killed in Car Bomb Explosion in Northeast - ABC News
Israel PM to hold ‘emergency meeting’ on Palestinian attacks - The Washington Post
UN condemns Al-Aqsa violence after 200 Israeli troops storm compound | Al Bawaba
Iran's President Rouhani Sends Message for Jewish New Year
Rohani Congratulates Jews On New Year
Will Iran reach truce with the Islamic State? - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East
The Link Between the Islamic State and the Western Art Trade - Washington Free Beacon
Temple Mount opens to Jewish visitors for Rosh Hashana after police quell riot - The Jerusalem Post

Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia - 9.14.15

Russia: Bad Versus Badder
Russia's "Nudge" Propaganda
Why Putinism Will Survive Putin - POLITICO Magazine
Why do Putin and his Kremlin cronies look so nervous? - Japan Today
EU Extends Sanctions On Russia By Six Months
Leaders Of CSTO Gather In Dushanbe
UN Rights Chief Voices Concern Over Efforts To Silence Critics In Russia
Russia Holding Biggest Annual Military Drills
US Coalition Against ISIS May Have ‘Other Purposes’: Russia
Deutsche Bank Chairman Bongartz Exits Russia Amid Bribery Probe | News | The Moscow Times
Russia gambles on casino to revive fortunes of far east
Russian Local Elections Draw Charges of Fraud -
Putin′s party dominates Russia′s local, regional elections | News | DW.COM | 14.09.2015
Take Note, Putin: Kazakhstan Celebrates 550 Years of Statehood | The Diplomat
Elton John should talk to Putin about gay rights. But will Russia listen? | Mary Dejevsky | Comment is free | The Guardian
Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's Instagrammer-in-Chief, Turns 50 | News | The Moscow Times
ЕС продлил санкции против российских граждан и компаний - BBC Русская служба
Владимир Путин посетил Ингушетию по пути в Душанбе - ИА REGNUM
Ъ-Новости - Начались самые масштабные учения года «Центр-2015»
Ъ-Новости - Дмитрий Медведев проведет юбилей на работе
В России стартовало масштабное командно-штабное учение "Центр-2015" - Росбалт.ру
Путин передвигает фронты в Сирии и на Украине
Новости :: Путин задумал открыть в Сирии "второй фронт", решила западная пресса
Свой среди своих
Решение назрело: как уйдет Путин | ИноСМИ - Все, что достойно перевода
Путин отстранился, и на Восточной Украине внезапно воцарился мир
Путин торопит "сирийскую операцию"

Ukraine - 9.14.15

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko: We're inching towards peace with Russia - Europe - World - The Independent
Версии.com Фабрика аналитики :: Порошенко: серьезную угрозу для Украины представляют олигархи
Порошенко назвал перемирие в Донбассе сменой российской тактики :: Политика :: РБК
Порошенко снова попросил США поставить оружие на Украину
Порошенко: Мы Украине принесли пока не мир, но уже перемирие - ИА REGNUM
Poroshenko says Ukraine launches large-scale demobilization
Washington Post: As war wanes, Ukraine faced with new battle against corruption
Washington Post: Ukraine's Poroshenko on Russia, corruption and the challenges ahead
Kenneth Rapoza: Ukraine takes on 'mission impossible' in push westward
Порошенко вновь просит США поставить вооружение на Украину | РИА Новости
Демобилизация в Украина: Порошенко рассказал о масштабной демобилизации в Украине - Петр Порошенко - Вооруженные силы Украины - Украина - де
Порошенко заявил о причастности «пророссийских сил» к беспорядкам у Рады - Газета.Ru | Новости
Guarded Optimism as Cease-Fire Holds in East Ukraine -
Сепаратистские выборы на Донбассе приведут к новым санкциям :: - новости Донбасса
В Одессе несколько сотен националистов устроили акцию в поддержку предполагаемых убийц Олеся Бузины - Первый канал
По стандартам НАТО. Инструкторы из Канады совершенствуют знания украинских саперов по обезвреживанию мин | Новое Время
В Минобороны рассказали о переменах в армии Украины по стандартам НАТО | Обозреватель
Порошенко и Путин по-разному видят выход из донбасского тупика / СНГ / Независимая газета

Russia and NATO - 9.14.15

Литва обратилась к генералам НАТО с просьбой - RUS DELFI
Министр обороны Грузии просит у НАТО «оккупации» - ИА REGNUM
Опрос: число шведов, настроенных на вступление страны в НАТО, растет | РИА Новости
Генсек НАТО: Россия для нас не друг и не враг - Газета.Ru | Новости
Главком сил НАТО в Европе назвал Россию одной из главных проблем альянса | Обозреватель
В НАТО прокомментировали реваншизм Путина в Украине и активизацию россиян в Сирии | Новое Время
НАТО Россия - Главком войсками НАТО снова обвинил Россию в оккупации Крыма и части территории Донбасса - Страница новости -
Реваншизм РФ привлек внимание всех 28 стран-членов НАТО - Бридлав
Генерал Бридлав: Агрессия России - одна из главных тем, что беспокоит НАТО | УКРИНФОРМ
Идет солдат по улице, и весь - в стандартах НАТО | Мобильная версия - KP.UA

Other News - 9.14.15

Australia gets new PM as Abbott loses out to rival Turnbull | Reuters
China’s Economic Challenges Persist
Bangkok Bombing Suspect Fled to Turkey, Thai Police Say - WSJ
Communist Vietnam Embraces Capitalist Lecture Circuit

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Владимир Путин и Сильвио Берлускони посетили Крым - Первый канал
Putin Said to Explore Sidelining Assad Even as Russia Arms Him - Bloomberg Business
Russia’s Risky Military Moves in Syria - The New York Times
Stratfor Confirms Russia’s Expanded Presence in Syria | Fabius Maximus website
Russia expanding major Syrian airport -- monitoring group | The Times of Israel
NATO Caught ‘Surprised’ By Russia’s Move Into Syria - Defense One
Syria Group: Russia Expanding Major Syrian Airport - ABC News
Syria group: Russia expanding major Syrian airport
Russia expanding key Syrian airport, activists say - CBS News
What Is Putin's Game Plan in Syria? | Opinion | The Moscow Times
Russia's Syrian Air Base Has U.S. Scrambling for a Plan - Bloomberg View
Russia’s Syrian air base has US stumped - Opinion - Stripes
No US coordination with Russian forces in Syria
Russia's Lavrov says Moscow to continue military support of Syria: reports | Reuters
Breedlove: Terrorism, Russian Aggression Concerns NATO > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Article View
Nato expresses ‘concern’ over Russia’s role in Syria | euronews, world news
Putin Is a Cat Stuck Up in a Tree and Needs Helping Down
Ex-MI6 chief John Sawers with Fareed Zakaria on terror -
Mecca's Grand Mosque crane engineer says 'It was an act of God' | Daily Mail Online
Mecca: Saudi king vows to find cause of hajj crane tragedy | World news | The Guardian
Al Qaeda chief urges lone wolf attacks, militant unity | Reuters
Counter-Terrorism: Jordan Gets By With A Little Help From Its Friends
Putin’s offer to shield & develop Israel’s gas fields predated Russia’s military buildup in Syria
Assessing Putin’s Chess Moves | ThereAreNoSunglasses
Saudi king vows to find cause of pre-hajj crane tragedy-WNews - IBNLive Mobile
Mecca crane collapse 'act of God', says engineer -WNews - IBNLive Mobile
Yemen's exiled president backs out of talks with rebels
PKK bombing, clashes kill eight in Turkey, curfew declared in Diyarbakir city | Reuters
Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem holy site | Reuters
Toledo Blade
The 'Obamification' of Pope Francis -
Russia draws in hordes of Chinese with 'red tourism' | Hong Kong Free Press
U.S., Chinese officials meet on cyber security issues: White House | Reuters
US and China officials talk cybersecurity after Obama's warning about attacks | US news | The Guardian
US, Chinese Officials Wrap Up Talks on Cyber Security
Senior US, Chinese officials talk cybersecurity - Yahoo News
Flashback: FBI - No Way To Vet Incoming Syrian Refugees [VIDEO] | The Daily Caller
Putin Keeps Lid on Opposition in Elections as Economy Contracts - Bloomberg Business
Германия: Путин с помощью Сирии отвлекает от внутренних проблем - ИА REGNUM
Subscriptions - YouTube
The debate over the Iran deal is far from over - LA Times
Growing unrest in Turkey following deadly attacks by Kurdish militant group | Fox News
Rivals, allies wish for happy Jewish new year - Israel News, Ynetnews
Snow the secret ingredient for making wine in Finland - Business Insider
Puerto Rico’s Slide - Bloomberg QuickTake
Puerto Rico Can't Heal Itself - Bloomberg View

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The Guardian view on the bloodshed in Syria: Russia has a lot to answer for | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian
Terror arrests at record level due to rise in home-grown fanatics - Telegraph
Islamic extremists 'trying to recruit Syrian refugees in Germany' - Telegraph
Mecca crane collapse: Saudi king says findings will be made public - BBC News
Germany's Merkel sees need to cooperate with Russia on Syria | Reuters
Elton John: I want to meet Putin over gay rights - BBC News
Russia in Syria: Ghosts of Afghanistan may limit Kremlin's options now -
Russian Troops Have Joined Military Operations in Syria, Reports Claim | TIME
Obama Says US Will Engage Russia Over Arms to Syria
Russia and Iran seek control of Syria and Iraq - Al Arabiya News
Israeli Defense Source: Hundreds of Iranian Troops in Syria Helping Assad - Diplomacy and Defense - Haaretz
Report: Russia, Iran Talked Syria War - The Daily Beast
Russia, Iran Sending Troops to Syria
Iranian Strategy in Syria | Institute for the Study of War
Iran sends 15,000 fighters to Syria | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR
Iran sends hundreds of fighters to Syria to back Assad, Israel says | The Times of Israel
Video shows Farsi speaking troops in Syria |
iranians in syria - Google Search
Iran says finds unexpectedly high uranium reserve | Reuters
US warns Russia against more aid to Bashar Assad amid new violence - The Economic Times
Stand up to Putin’s Syrian power play | New York Post
Why Russia is making a risky military move in Syria - The Economic Times on Mobile
Dempsey: NATO Can Focus on Both ISIL and Russia > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Article View
German FM Slams Moscow's Support For Assad
Cyprus alerted to divert passing aircraft for Russian exercise off Syria
Five Russian ships equipped with guided missiles arrives off Syria
Russia sending advanced air defenses to Syria: sources | Reuters
Iranian troops join Russians in Syria fighting - Israel News, Ynetnews
Obama warns Russia against aiding Assad regime | Fox News
Obama warns Russia against “doubling down” on support for Assad
russians in syria - Google Search
Leader of al Qaeda belittles leader of ISIS -
Infighting Among IS Extremists on the Rise
Mecca crane collapse: Saudi inquiry into Grand Mosque disaster - BBC News
Saudi Official Blames High Wind for Toppling of Mecca Crane - ABC News
Saudi Official Blames High Wind for Toppling of Mecca Crane -
Saudi says it has taken in 2.5M Syrians since conflict began - The Washington Post
Egypt's Prime Minister Resigns After Coming Under Criticism - ABC News
Labour leadership: Party prepares to crown new leader - BBC News
4 Pentagon Labs Face Inquiry on Handling of Deadly Germs - The New York Times
Four Men Sentenced in FBI's Sex-Slave Sting Case | Phoenix New Times
Long passwords won't keep you safe warn security services - Telegraph
turkey, isis, kurds - Google Search
russia, iran, syria - Google Search

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Mecca crane collapse: 107 dead at Saudi Arabia's Grand Mosque - BBC News
TheUnion |
At least 107 killed by falling crane at Grand Mosque in Mecca | Reuters
U.S. believes about 200 Russian forces at Syria airfield-sources | Reuters
How the War on Terror has become bogged down in politics | Fox News Video
Today's Headlines and Commentary - Lawfare
Russia from Ukraine to Syria: Helping the Cat Down the Tree
Why Russia has boosted its military presence in Syria now -
Obama warns Russia against helping arm Syrian government - Washington Times
TheUnion |
Pushing The Envelope: Russia Seeks Gold In Syria Quagmire
Russian build-up in Syria part of secret deal with Iran’s Quds Force leader | Fox News
Obama: Russia's strategy in Syria 'doomed to fail - Al Jazeera English
Video shows Russian troops live-fire training in Syria - The Washington Post
Have officials forgotten about the Benghazi terror attack? | Fox News Video
Jeremy Corbyn, Unlikely Front-Runner for Labour Leader, Poised to Win Party Vote -
6 of 18 Marines Hurt in Deadly Crash in Critical Condition - ABC News
PIC PLEASE AND HOLD: New York's past and present police chiefs at war over tactics - Telegraph
The Jerusalem Post
Crane Crashes into Saudi Mosque, Killing Dozens -
Man Convicted in 1985 Rape Challenges Flawed Hair Analysis - ABC News
Sweden calls in Russian envoy over 'threats' about NATO entry | Reuters
NATO is Two Properties Away From a Baltic Monopoly, and Russia Is Freaking Out | VICE News
FBI Warns of ISIS-Inspired Cyber Attacks on 9/11 Anniversary - ABC News
Sweden summons Russian ambassador after NATO threat - Yahoo News
NATO’s top military committee convened in İstanbul
Why Xi Won’t Get What China Wants Most When He Meets Obama - Defense One
Secretary of Defense seeks alliance with academics, private enterprise at St. Louis event |
The encryption hot potato - POLITICO
NATO’s intel shortage; Russia tries playing nice over Syria; NIBMY over Gitmo; the 500; And a bit more. - Defense One
The 10 things you need to know about cyberconflict - The Washington Post
'Blind Spots and Inefficiencies': The CIA Before and After 9/11 | VICE News
Zero Dark Thirty's CIA access triggered internal investigations | Film | The Guardian
How ISIS Territory Has Changed Since the US Bombing Campaign Began - Defense One
America to mark 14th anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks | Fox News
Since September 11, Threat of Terrorism Has Morphed - The New York Times
Evidence Suggests Key Russian Brigade In Crimea Seizure Deploying To Syria
Evidence Suggests Key Russian Brigade In Crimea Seizure Deploying To Syria
First Iranian marines land in Syria, link up with newly-arrived Russian troops
Israel Conducts Airstrikes at Syrian Artillery Near Damascus - Source
US Wary, Not Surprised, by Russia's Syria Efforts
Russia tells Washington: talk to us over Syria or risk 'unintended incidents' | Reuters
Obama's Syrian Nightmare - The New York Times
Why Russia is in Syria - The Washington Post
The Russia I Miss - The New York Times
US spy chief's 'highly unusual' reported contact with military official raises concerns | US news | The Guardian
Former CIA and DIA Operatives Warn of Another 9/11 Attack - US News
Preview: Hamid Karzai says al-Qaeda is a 'myth' - Al Jazeera English
Isis 'manufacturing and using chemical weapons' in Iraq and Syria, US official claims - Middle East - World - The Independent
Islamic State using 'chemical weapons' as wounded soldiers reveal painful skin burns in graphic footage - Mirror Online
Russia drops objections to international probe of Syria gas attacks | News | DW.COM | 11.09.2015
Refugees in Hungary scramble for food thrown by police – video | World news | The Guardian
Arizona police confirm 11th vehicle attack, seek tips - Houston Chronicle
China tells U.S. to stop 'groundless' hacking accusations | Reuters
Put Up or Shut Up: China Demands Washington Show Evidence of Cyber Spying
House of Lords were dismissed by Stalin's man Ivan Maisky in London as 'historically blind' | Daily Mail Online
Ivan Maisky - Google Search
Sources say Russian weapons in Syria are defensive, housing erected for 1500 soldiers - Middle East - Jerusalem Post
US sources: Russian anti-air SA-22 on way to Syria
US, Israel weeks away from co-production deal for missile shield - Israel News, Ynetnews
US, Israel weeks away from co-production deal for 'David's Sling' air defense system - Israel News - Jerusalem Post
Donald Trump: vain, greedy and all-American - The Washington Post