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THE EMPIRE SHOULD BE PLACED ON SUICIDE WATCH

Written by The Saker; Originally appeared at The Unz Review

In all the political drama taking place in the USA as a result of the attempted color revolution against Trump, the bigger picture sometimes gets forgotten. And yet, this bigger picture is quite amazing, because if we look at it we will see irrefutable signs that the Empire in engaged in some bizarre slow motion of seppuku and the only mystery left is who, or what, will serve as the Empire’s kaishakunin(assuming there will be one).

I would even argue that the Empire is pursuing a full-spectrum policy of self-destruction on several distinct levels, with each level contributing the overall sum total suicide. And when I refer to self-destructive behavior I don’t mean long-term issues such as the non-sustainability of the capitalist economic model or the social consequences of a society which not only is unable to differentiate right from wrong, but which now decrees that deviant behavior is healthy and normal. These are what I cal…

RUSSIA LAUNCHED MODERNIZATION OF ITS NAVAL FACILITY IN SYRIA’S TARTUS

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Russia has started a “practical part” of its modernization program for the naval maintenance facility in Syria’s Tartus, Viktor Ozerov, the head of the Russian Federation Council’s defense committee announced.

Now, Russia is conducting survery works in the area, the capital modernization work of the naval facility will be launched by the end of 2017.


“The survey works were launched, including those, connected in particular with the construction of a pipeline for fuel. We have started to prepare documents and Syrian companies will carry out a number of [modernization] works. We have started to reinforce quay walls and reconstruct temporary facilities of security services into permanent ones,” the Russian state-run news agency Sputnik quoted Ozerov as saying.

The Tartus facility is the Russian Navy’s only support base in the Mediterranean Sea.

In January 2017, Russia and Syria made an agreement on the expansion and upgrades of the Russian naval maintenance facility in Tartus. The…