BERLIN (Reuters) – Migrants in Germany committed or tried to commit some 69,000 crimes in the first quarter of 2016, according to a police report that could raise unease, especially among anti-immigrant groups, about Chancellor Angela Merkel’s liberal migrant policy.
There was a record influx of more than a million migrants into Germany last year and concerns are now widespread about how Europe’s largest economy will manage to integrate them and ensure security. Continue reading
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Defense Ministry plans on completing the construction of its military facilities on the islands of the Arctic as well as the creation of the infrastructure on the Kuril Islands in the Far East by the end of 2016, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday. Continue reading
When earlier today we read a report in the Greek Enikonomia, according to which Greek taxpayers would be forced to declare all cash “under the mattress” (including inside) or boxes that contain more than 15,000 euros as well as jewelry and precious stones (including gold) worth over 30,000 euros, starting in 2016, we assumed this has to be some early April fools joke or a mistake.
It was not a joke. Continue reading
When you see stories like this, you know why it’s often said here Asian nations such as Japan will eventually fold under pressure only to join a regional Asian bloc headed by China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. With the United States in suicidal decline, rising doubts about its will and capability, it’s better to join than face being wiped off the map by a Sino-Soviet attack.
Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered the speeding up of military construction on the strategic Kuril Islands, just 3 miles off the coast of Japan.
Speaking at the headquarters of Russia’s Eastern Military District (EMD) on 8 June, he stated that daily control would now be taken over by the National Centre for Defence Management. Continue reading
NATO wants to take back the Crimea from Russia. The US wants to send in arms to Ukraine. All of this has provoked a response from Putin that has escalated the stakes. Taking back Crimea Putin has warn would lead to a nuclear conflict. Otherwise, Putin is looking to now escalate the conflict using Russian nationals in the former Soviet states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as well. As the economy turns down from 2015.75, the geopolitical tensions will rise for this is how governments on both sides will distract the people. Continue reading
It’s as naïve and accidental as the ongoing military reductions (intentional purging) leaving the US military at pre-World War II levels.
Military could run out of key weapon in fight against ISIL
As the United States steps up its battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), defense leaders on Capitol Hill are raising concerns about a looming shortage in the Tomahawk missile supply, a key offensive weapon that the Navy has deployed against militant strongholds in Syria and elsewhere.
The U.S. Navy’s current reliance on the Tomahawk, known as “the world’s most advanced cruise missile,” comes just months after the Obama administration attempted to significantly cut funding for the weapon and then eliminate it completely it in 2016, a move that drew heavy criticism from defense experts and lawmakers.
With the military relying on the weapons in its strikes against ISIL targets in Syria, defense leaders have begun to warn that the Pentagon could quickly run through its Tomahawk stockpiles, a problem exacerbated by defense budget cuts known as sequestration, defense sources say.
So long as the American Shopping Mall Regime can still buy things and the World Cup serves as the distraction de jour, the threat just won’t sink into the minds of the public. If it does, they likely won’t care.
‘The sword is coming.’
Russia on Friday said it plans to finish modernizing its nuclear-capable missile forces within several years, ITAR-Tass reports.
“By 2016, the share of new missile systems will reach nearly 60 percent, and by 2021 their share will increase to 98 percent,” said Col. Igor Yegorov, a defense ministry spokesman for Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces. The project would replace Russia’s active-duty, nuclear-ready missiles left over from the Cold War. Continue reading
MOSCOW, April 18 (RIA Novosti) – Russia will build more than 150 military facilities on the Iturup and Kunashir islands, part of the Kuril chain disputed by Japan, a senior military commander told reporters Friday.
“All decisions on the construction of military stations on the Iturup and Kunashir islands have been made and approved,” said Col. Gen. Sergei Suvorkin, the head of Russia’s Eastern Military District.
“All essential facilities, more than 150, will be built before 2016,” he added. Continue reading
Russia is developing its first long-range drone aircraft capable of conducting ground attack missions, but lags behind other militaries in building unmanned aerial combat vehicles, according to U.S. officials.
The new drone is being developed in secret and was first revealed in online images earlier this year.
U.S. officials familiar with intelligence reports said the drone is being called the Altius-M and work is being done at the Sokol Design Bureau in Tatarstan, a Russian republic. Continue reading
Russia is developing a fifth-generation unmanned fighter jet and a completely new missile defense system which can simultaneously engage several supersonic targets in space, it has been revealed at the MAKS-2013 airshow.
The fifth-generation unmanned aircraft, weighing in at around 20 tons, takes after the T-50 fighter jet, with most of its characteristics modeled after it, Mikhail Pogosyan, president of Russia’s united aircraft-building corporation, told RIA Novosti at the MAKS-2013 show in Zhukovsky, just outside Moscow, which displayed the latest in air combat technology. Continue reading