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  • Russia’s arms sales could go to zero over Ukraine

    05/03/2022 6:09:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Asia Times ^ | March 8, 2022 | Stephen Bryen
    The poor performance of Russian equipment deployed in the Ukraine war is bound to be giving global buyers second thoughts.How can it be that a large Russian army attacking force, capable of causing untold destruction, is being checkmated and systematically devastated by Ukraine’s military, in particular its special forces?And what impact will this have on the Russian army and its industrial backbone, the Russian companies that build the tanks, armored personnel carriers, mobile air defenses and aircraft including fixed-wing and helicopters ­– all of which have suffered extreme losses in the conflict?Russia’s exports consist of various commodities, most prominently wheat,...
  • Chinese Airlift Cargo Finally Identified: Missiles Going Up in the Heart of Europe (Serbia)

    05/02/2022 8:05:35 AM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies ^ | 5/1/2022 | jack davis
    Less than 25 years after American and NATO intervention ended a brutal war in the Balkans, one party to the conflict is swaggering and boasting over its new military hardware. Serbia on Saturday publicly displayed a Chinese anti-aircraft missile system, according to The Associated Press. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said the missiles give Serbia a “powerful deterrent” against all threats. “We will no longer allow [ourselves] to be a punching bag for anyone,” Vucic said after the display, according to the AP. The wire service interpreted that comment as a reference to the 1999 bombardment of Serbia in 199 after...
  • Djokovic allowed to play at Wimbledon despite being unvaccinated

    04/26/2022 7:05:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 26, 2022 | Ryan King
    Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds the winners trophy as he poses for photographers after he defeated Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the men's singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 11, 2021. Novak Djokovic will be allowed to defend his title at Wimbledon, despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19, because the shots are not required to enter Britain, All England Club chief executive Sally Bolton said Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic will be allowed to defend his Wimbledon title despite being unvaccinated against COVID-19. The All England Lawn Tennis...
  • Bill Clinton says he couldn't have done anything to prevent Putin's aggression in Ukraine

    04/26/2022 7:50:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/26/22 | Thomas Phippen
    "I do not believe that there was anything we could have done to prevent this," Clinton said during a talk at Brown University.
  • China delivered FK-3 missile system to Serbian military, state media says

    04/11/2022 12:15:08 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 12 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 4/11/22 | Finbarr Bermingham
    China’s air force flew 12 covert sorties to Serbia at the weekend, which state media said delivered three Chinese anti-aircraft missile systems in the biggest overseas airlift involving its Y-20 transport planes.
  • China makes semi-secret delivery of missiles to Serbia

    04/10/2022 7:14:21 AM PDT · by Not_Who_U_Think · 11 replies
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russian ally Serbia took the delivery of a sophisticated Chinese anti-aircraft system in a veiled operation this weekend, amid Western concerns that an arms buildup in the Balkans at the time of the war in Ukraine could threaten the fragile peace in the region. Media and military experts said Sunday that six Chinese Air Force Y-20 transport planes landed at Belgrade’s civilian airport early Saturday, reportedly carrying HQ-22 surface-to-air missile systems for the Serbian military. The Chinese cargo planes with military markings were pictured at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla airport. Serbia’s defense ministry did not immediately respond...
  • Netanyahu: 'Congratulations to my friends, friends of Israel, Victor Orban and Alexander Vucic on their victory in the elections in Hungary and Serbia!'

    04/04/2022 9:58:13 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 20 replies
    Congratulations to my friends, friends of Israel, Victor Orban and Alexander Vucic on their victory in the elections in Hungary and Serbia! I am confident that the fruitful cooperation with Israel will continue under their leadership.— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) April 4, 2022
  • Pro-Putin Leaders in Hungary and Serbia Set to Win Re-election

    04/03/2022 6:11:33 PM PDT · by McGruff · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 3, 2022 | Andrew Higgins and Benjamin Novak
    Overshadowed by the war in Ukraine, elections on Sunday in Hungary and Serbia appear to have extended the tenures of Europe’s two most Kremlin-friendly leaders, both populist strongmen fortified by their overwhelming control of the media and cheap energy from Russia. With more than 60 percent of the votes counted in Hungary, preliminary results indicated that Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister since 2010, and already Europe’s longest serving leader, had won a fourth consecutive term despite accusations by the opposition that he has enabled Russia’s military onslaught by cozying up for years to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. “We...
  • With All Eyes on Russia, Serbia Nourishes Ties With China

    03/24/2022 10:49:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | March 21, 2022 | Vuk Vuksanovic
    I>The war in Ukraine provides Belgrade with an opportunity to continue and boost its policy of replacing Russia with China as Serbia’s primary non-Western partner. As the Ukraine war rages on, Serbia is feeling the heat because of its ties with Russia. While in the U.N. General Assembly, Serbia voted in favor of the resolution condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine and supporting Ukrainian territorial integrity, Belgrade avoided imposing economic sanctions against Russia. With its partnership with Russia under duress, Serbian ties with Beijing appear carefree in comparison. Indeed, the war in Ukraine provides Serbia with an opportunity to continue...
  • Germany Pressures Serbia to Impose Sanctions on Russia If They Want to Join EU

    03/12/2022 7:58:49 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12 Mar 2022
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) – Germany’s foreign minister has urged Serbia, which has not imposed sanctions on traditional ally Russia over the war in Ukraine, to align policies with the European Union if it wants to join the bloc. Annalena Baerbock said Friday in Serbia’s capital Belgrade that “we all must have a clear position” over the Russian invasion of Ukraine. While Serbia has criticized the attack on Ukraine and voted in the United Nations for the condemnation of the attack, Belgrade has refrained from joining Western sanctions against Moscow. . Baerbock praised Serbia’s UN vote and the offer to host...
  • Biden Delivers Gift to Russia by Killing Israeli Pipeline Project

    02/15/2022 5:33:42 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Headline USA ^ | February 15, 2022 | Joshua Paladino
    (Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) The White House has revoked its support for the Eastern Mediterranean pipeline, a 1,900km project that will transport natural gas from an Israeli-owned offshore drilling site to Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus, The Gatestone Institute reported. The Biden administration discussed the decision with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan but apparently did not include the pipeline’s main beneficiaries—Israel, Greece, Egypt or Cyprus—in the talks. The White House said the EastMed pipeline will harm its “climate goals” and escalate tensions in the region without serving viable economic interests, Keep Talking Greece reported. Erdoğan has opposed the EastMed pipeline because...
  • Biden Administration Kills Israel-to-Europe Gas Pipeline

    02/15/2022 5:39:36 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 02/15/22 | Soeren Kern
    Biden's decision — reportedly coordinated with Turkey but reached without consulting Israel, Greece or Cyprus, the main countries involved in the project — undercuts three of the strongest American allies in the Mediterranean region.EastMed's cancellation — variously described as a "disastrous decision," a "strategic mistake" and an act of "appeasement" of Erdoğan — represents a major geopolitical victory for the Turkish strongman.The EastMed pipeline has been in the works for more than a decade. The Israel-Greece-Cyprus project — joined by Bulgaria, Hungary, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia — has long been seen as a way to diversify natural gas supplies...
  • Slovakia approves defense military treaty with US

    02/09/2022 2:38:16 PM PST · by Right Wing Vegan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 2/9/2022
    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s parliament and president on Wednesday approved a defense military treaty with the United States. The Defense Cooperation Agreement passed 79-60 in the 150-seat legislature in a vote split between lawmakers from the four-party ruling coalition and the opposition. The treaty allows the U.S. military to use two Slovak air force bases — Malacky-Kuchyna and Sliac — for 10 years while Slovakia — a NATO member like the U.S. — will receive $100 million from the U.S. to modernize them. The deal was signed by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Slovakia’s defense minister, Jaroslav...
  • Liberland: hundreds of thousands apply to live in world's newest 'country'

    04/24/2015 8:00:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-24-2015 | Daniel Nolan
    Accessible only by car via miles of winding, dusty Croatian roads, Gornja Siga – current population zero – is an unlikely testing ground for a plan to shape the world’s political future. It is a secluded area where verdant forest meets white sand on a western bank of the river Danube. The only signs of life are a single dilapidated building with a curious flag flying outside, pheasants, deer, the occasional wild boar, and eagles and falcons overhead. Yet last Monday the Eurosceptic Czech politician Vit Jedlicka and two other libertarians declared this 7 sq km of Serbo-Croat no-man’s-land the...
  • Serbia revokes Rio Tinto's licenses - $2.4 BILLION investment gone.

    01/21/2022 8:58:56 AM PST · by Enterprise · 8 replies ^ | 21 January 2022 | Michael Smith
    Serbia revoked Rio Tinto's (RIO.L) lithium exploration licences on Thursday, bowing to protesters who opposed the development of the project by the Anglo-Australian mining giant on environmental grounds.Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said the government's decision came after requests by various green groups to halt the$2.4 billion Jadar lithium project which, if completed, would help make Rio a top 10 lithium producer."All decisions (linked to the lithium project) and all licences have been annulled," Brnabic told reporters after a government session. "As far as project Jadar is concerned, this is an end." Earlier this week, Rio had pushed back the...
  • A Serbian View on the Djokovic Debacle

    01/20/2022 8:42:23 PM PST · by lightman · 9 replies
    epoch times ^ | 20 January A.D. 2022 | Dejan Hinic
    It is a sad day when the future of tennis depends on an arbitrary decision of members of the political class. But this is precisely what happened in Australia when the Federal Court dismissed Novak Djokovic’s appeal against the cancellation of his visa by the Immigration Minister Alex Hawke. Djokovic’s gracious behaviour following the dismissal, however, was a textbook example of good manners: he wished his colleagues tennis players the best in their pursuit of sporting glory at the Australian Open. Specifically, he said that: “I respect the Court’s ruling and I will cooperate with the relevant authorities in relation...
  • Whoa...The Biden Family Might Have Some Dirty Serb Deals?

    12/07/2021 12:44:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/07/2021 | Matt Vespa
    I feel like all of this could have been revealed eons ago if the media did their job. They didn't. It's not shocking, but at the same time, it is when it comes to the Biden family. They learned their lesson from 2016. They were going to treat this man with kid gloves. On one hand, they kind of had to since Joe Biden is made of glass. Second, they knew this dirty laundry could sink him. The numbers don't lie. Almost 20 percent of Biden voters would not have backed him if they had known about the family's shady...
  • INVESTIGATION: Hunter Biden Had Tentacles In Dark Corners Of the World Far Beyond China, Ukraine

    12/01/2021 11:43:36 PM PST · by Liz · 30 replies ^ | May 18, 2021 | Luke Rosiak
    PART 2 OF 3. The Hunter Biden Files Hunter Biden and his business partners were involved in discussions about possible deals in dozens of foreign countries, often corrupt backwaters, at times invoking official channels like ambassadors, emails reviewed by The Daily Wire show. While most attention has focused on Ukraine, where a gas company paid the now-president’s son tens of thousands of dollars a month while he was in deep crack addiction, and China, Hunter and his partners at a consultancy called Rosemont Seneca were eager to do business in a vast array of other places. The map below highlights...
  • One Year Later, Biden Squanders Trump’s Historic Kosovo-Serbia Negotiations

    09/07/2021 2:03:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 7, 2021 | Richard Grenell
    A year ago, Serbia and Kosovo signed a normalization agreement in the Oval Office. Now, those terms are expiring and Biden could care less.One year ago on September 4, the world celebrated the signing of the Kosovo-Serbia Economic Normalization Agreement in the White House Oval Office. President Trump had brought President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia and then-Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti of Kosovo together to take an enormous step towards resolving their historic conflict. It was Donald Trump’s vision for Kosovo and Serbia to normalize their economic relations and help usher-in a complete Balkan-wide revitalization. President Trump believed that the perceived...
  • Serbia volleyball player banned over racist eye gesture

    06/09/2021 1:24:34 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/9/2021
    A Serbian volleyball player has been banned for two matches after making a racist gesture during a game against Thailand last week. Sanja Djurdjevic was pictured on camera narrowing her eyes with her fingers, causing outrage from fans online. The player has since apologised along with the Volleyball Federation of Serbia, who described the incident as a "simple misunderstanding". The federation has also been fined 20,000 Swiss francs (£15,832; $22,392). The money will be donated to "a cause tackling discriminatory behaviour and/or to fund educational programmes on cultural sensitivity for the global Volleyball Family," the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) announced...