With all the finger pointing, tweeting & pot calling the kettle black news mania are we missing the truly significant life changing news ? All of these stories involve nuclear capable powers with no shortage of madmen willing to see them used !
War in the south china sea ?
War between Pakistan & India ?
And of course Israel & the middle east ?
Another middle east article ;
Russia sets up air base in Qamishli, challenges US/Israeli air force control in northeast Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report & Analysis
The arrival this week in Qamishli of 50 Russian military trucks, 300 troops and hardware confirmed revised US intelligence that Moscow’s military intentions in Syria have changed, as DEBKA Weekly 869 first revealed on Nov. 8.
Until recently, US strategic experts estimated that Moscow’s interests focused on expanding its Mediterranean coastal footholds up to Libya, for which the Khmeimim air base was designed. This US assessment changed abruptly two weeks ago, when the first Russian military delegation arrived in Qamishli, capital of the Kurdish cantons in northern Syria. Moscow was now seen to be eying Qamishli airport for conversion into a major military airfield to compete with expanding US military involvement in the region.
Since then, the Russians have signed a 48-year lease for Qamishli airport with the Kurdish proprietors, DEBKAfile reports. Substantial Russian military forces have arrived at Qamishli with an engineering unit, along with Mi-35 and Mi-8 assault helicopters and Pantsir-S air defense systems. The air strips are being expanded to take Russian fighter jets and large air freights.