The U.S. Dollar Index Hits 100… There was no shortage of U.S. dollar bears during the 2007-2009 financial crisis. But the greenback defied the negative sentiment and now trades near 100. See how we anticipated the sharp bounce.

The Triumph Of Materialism: The Average American Will Spend 830 Dollars On Christmas In 2015

By Michael Snyder

Has there ever been a major holiday more focused on materialism than the modern American Christmas?  This year, Americans are planning to spend an average of 830 dollars on Christmas gifts, which represents a jump of 110 dollars over the average of 720 dollars last year.  But have our incomes gone up

RAW VIDEOS: Rebels Shoot Russian Pilots As They Parachute; Chant “Allahu Akbar” Over Dead Bodies

Mac Slavo November 24th, 2015

Though details remain murky, a Russian jet has been shot down and both pilots have reportedly been killed. According to Turkish officials, the jet crossed into their airspace and was warned numerous times before being shot-down. Russia says that the jet was over Syrian airspace.

What is clear is that

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Russia and Iran will jointly oppose “external attempts” at regime change in Syria, a Kremlin official said Monday in Tehran after President Vladimir Putin met supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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MAP: Russian defense ministry presents Russian Su-24 crash

NATO Member Turkey Shoots Down Russian Fighter Jet; Putin Vows Revenge

by John Rubino

This is the kind of thing that happens when you put ten different armies, taking orders from at least ten different commanders, in the same theater.

Last night a Russian fighter was flying in and out of Turkish airspace and Turkey shot it down. Then local rebels (Syrian Turks) shot the

Russia Deploys Missile Cruiser Off Syria Coast

Russia deploys missile cruiser off Syria coast, ordered to destroy any target posing danger (RT)



Russia now plans to implement new measures aimed at strengthening the security of the country’s air base in Syria and in particular to bolster air defense.Russian guided missile cruiser Moskva, equipped with the ‘Fort’ air defense system, similar

Okay, Now NATO Is Backing Away From Turkey’s Foolishness

Clearly, the Turkish move to shoot down the Russian plane was a crappy move.

NATO is now backing away. Not with an official statement, but with “unnamed diplomats” of course.

NATO envoys urge Turkey to show restraint after Russian warplane downed

Nov 24, 2015

NATO ambassadors called on Ankara to show “cool-headedness” on Tuesday following


I can assure you that Obama has no idea how much of a jackas* he looks like to everyone but him. He’s funny, almost as though he knows what he says is a joke. “Take that ISIS!!!! Now, your grenade launchers will have to have pollution exhaust controls to protect from climate change. And if

Turkey has a powerful air force

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is currently building 30 new F-16 Block 50+ aircraft for the TuAF and is applying a CCIP upgrade on the existing fleet of Block 30/40/50 F-16s, which will bring all of them to the Block 50+ standard. Having been unable to purchase the armed version of Predator UCAVs from the United

US backs Turkey! Says Russia is at fault!

The U.S. military on Tuesday labeled as an “incursion” the Russian fighter jet that was shot down by Turkish aircraft over the Syria-Turkey border.

Army Col. Steve Warren, the top military spokesman in Baghdad, confirmed the Turk’s version of events in saying they repeatedly warned the two Russian SU-24 pilots to back off.

Col. Warren used the

Lord Ashdown: Cameron Must Investigate ISIS Funding By Gulf Allies

by Carol Adl

Lord Ashdown has accused the government of failing to put pressure on Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states which he said were funding jihadism.

He said that David Cameron must examine financial links between UK-allied Gulf regimes and terror groups, or risk facing awkward questions about Conservative Party links to “rich

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