World watch – Tuesday

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Post, news or views on anything happening of interest around the world.


  1. Gezza

     /  June 20, 2017

    Reposted from late yesterday/early today:

    Aljazeera tv:
    Iran has fired missiles into Syria, targeting ISIS, who they blame for the recent terrorist attack in Tehran. More details later. Main item is London van attack.

    … … … …

    The US has shot down a Syrian regime jet over Raqqa. They claim it was attacking SDF forces, which they have *advisers* embedded with.

    Damascus says it was targeting ISIS.

    … … … …

    Aljaz tv 1 pm.

    This incident has infuriated Russia, which has now declared it will treat any coalition aircraft West of the Euphrates as a target !!

    • Gezza

       /  June 20, 2017

      1.45 am
      A Russian Commentator in Moscow updated the above report.

      Says Russia has not said it will treat coalition aircraft as targets. That what they have said is that they will lock their radars on any coalition aircraft.

      Says that this has definitely raised the temperature & it is in fact a dangerous situation for the US & Russia – but he believes the military commanders on both sides will be furiously working on a deconfliction solution, rather than get into a shooting war which neither of them want.

      Also, Trump & Putin are apparently due to meet in early July somewhere in Europe (sorry, forget which city) & he expects that their respective situations in Syria will no doubt be discussed.

  2. Missy

     /  June 20, 2017

    And in other news, the UK is in the midst of a heatwave (31C today), which means I am off out to enjoy sunshine and warmth (and a cider) down by the river.

    Have a good day all. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Gezza

       /  June 20, 2017

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    • And you Missy, have a good day with your sun and cider. Thank you for all your most informative and stimulating posts. I was living in East Anglia during the Great Hot Summer of ’76 and had to have all bedroom windows wide open for weeks, to the most wonderful song of a nightingale in the tree outside. I remember it to this day, and never begrudged the loss of sleep. Sadly I think England is a harsher place now than it was then.

    • Missy

       /  June 20, 2017

      He is very popular with the young who have never seen or experienced what his form of socialism is like. All many see is free stuff.

      Tomorrow (Wednesday) the left are planning a ‘day of rage’ to protest the opening of parliament. Their are fears it will turn nasty, though they claim it is a peaceful protest their don’t appear to be many who believe it will be. The language of the left is increasingly violent and aggressive, and the ‘peaceful’ protest on Friday didn’t remain that way as they turned on an innocent man and beat him. It is rapidly turning into mob rule.

      Also with regards to Friday’s protest, despite claiming to be doing it to help the Grendel victims they actually ended up doing the opposite. One man called the radio on Saturday and said that he, and others, were in the council office sorting out assistance when the protest turned nasty, and the building was shut down and evacuated. They didn’t get their assistance. He blames the protestors for not getting what he needed on Friday and having to wait.

      • “He is very popular with the young who have never seen or experienced what his form of socialism is like. All many see is free stuff.”

        There was a very succinct answer on Stuff the other week to the question of why Corbyn was so popular with the young: “He promised to give them lots of other people’s money.” Which reminded me of Margaret Thatcher’s observation that “Socialism is alright until you run out of other people’s money.”

        Anyone who cannot see where a Corbyn government would lead should really go to Specsavers. Or read up on Venezuela.