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How Much Does A Battle Tank Cost? T-90 & Armata (Russia) vs. Abrams (US) comparisons! Plus Israeli, UK, German and French Tank Comps
Soooo… The ‘peaceful’ and ‘non-threatening’ NATO, under the proud leadership of the US, has been running the Largest since 1991 NATO drills in Norway (What do Russians Think?)
In case you didn’t know, during the Norway drills, a ‘poor’ local village is supposed to have been ‘liberated from the Russian aggression by the brave American soldiers.’ Yes, just like that. And it’s all happening right next to the Russian border. So… Who’s the aggressor again??…
Since we have such an occasion, I got really curious about tanks various countries produce. Therefore, I did some looking, and…
The latest variant of the Abrams tank, USA, is currently the M1A2 SEP. Building one from scratch is reported to cost 8.58 million USD. If you already have an M1A1/A2 available, then the SEP upgrade will only cost you 6.81 million USD. ONLY! LOL.
|Unit cost||USD 2.5 million in 1999, USD 2.77 – 4.25 million in 2011 (varies by source) T-90MS: USD 4.5 Million in 2016|
Flying T-90 — The light Russian T-90, a hybrid evolution of the T-72 and T-80, weighs in at under 48 tons – speed, maneuverability and flexibility
New Russian tank Armata: costs seem to vary between discounted preview price of under $4mln to $7-8mln, according to some Western ‘experts,’ but then we know how believable and ‘Russia-friendly’ those are.
New Russian T-14 Armata
Average tank from various world manufacturers costs anywhere between $3.5mln and $8+mln. The upper end can be as high as $12+mln. The cost efficiency to quality ratio seems to be by far the highest in Russian and Israeli tanks.
Heavy US M1 Abrams, a whooping 68 tons in weight – per the video below, tends to get stuck in the mud due to being seriously overweight, lol. Who needs that maneuverability, right? As long as the military-industrial complex gets to make more money!
Here’s another list I found – variations in price are normal, due to modifications and upgrades:
M1 Abrams (M1A2/FY99) – $8.92 million
FV4034 Challenger 2 – $5.54 million
Leopard 2 (2A6)- $7.18 million
AMX-56 Leclerc – $4+million
T-14 Armata – $3.7 million
Merkava (Merkava mk.4) – $3.5 million to IDF; $4.5 million to others.
Video COMPARISON – US M1 Abrams (M1A2) vs. RUSSIAN T-90 MS – make your own conclusions:
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How funny! The news of Russia supplying S-300s to Syrian army stopped cold turkey the bombings and threats to bomb Syria by Israel, US and their cronies. Russia tried very hard to work with Western ‘partners,’ as Putin calls them, only to see backstabbing in return.
US/Israel tried to find out how to outsmart S-300s, through Kiev’s new betrayal of Russia, by buying old Soviet S-300s from Ukraine. Kiev eagerly assisted by welcoming Israel/US pilots and jets to test how S-300s work in Ukraine. All this trouble, only to find out that those are NOT at all the same S-300s Syria is getting today. The secret is in electronics and control systems, where the new Russian designs are light years ahead.
The training of Syrian army specialists in accelerated. For the time being, the S-300s in operation already are manned by Iranian specialists, under Russian army instructors’ supervision.
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Putin, Erdogan, Merkel & Macron Agree on Peace Plan for Syria, But Guess Who’s Conspicuously Missing?
The summit in Turkey between four powers convened following Putin’s Peace Plan for Syria and based on Erdogan’s invitation to hold the talks in Turkey.
Take a very wild guess: who’s missing in these talks, which are supposed to help transition Syria to peace? Give you a hint: NO ONE who speaks a particular language, on whichever side of the big pond they may be located… Another hint: NOT those who planned and executed chemical false flags and bombings of Syria; not those who financed ISIS and White Helmets.
On videos below: Putin, Erdogan, Merkel and Macron at Syria Summit in Turkey. Note the positions of leaders: Putin and Erdogan in the center, Macron and Merkel on both sides. The organizer is Turkey, and the symbolic diplomatic language Erdogan is conveying is quite clear: it’s us, Russia and Turkey who are central to Syria crisis resolution. Merkel and Macron are sideshows.
NOTE: Turkey’s role is very ambiguous in Syria, as is that of Germany and France. But Putin’s genius is such that he managed to unite such different, and even confrontational to each other leaders, in one room. Erdogan and Merkel have been at loggerheads for years, yet she is there.
But notice something else! Macron and Merkel, by showing up at this summit, despite USA’s objections, are also giving a clear signal to the US and Trump. It happened previously with Ukraine, when Germany and France tried to bypass US in resolving the Ukraine crisis through Minsk 1 and 2.
Let me be clear: USA does matter, and many things in the world still cannot move along and be resolved without US participation. But USA’s power is waning, and fast.
USA, due to Trump’s behavior, is also losing its former allies left and right. There is a slow but clearly defined decoupling of the US allies worldwide, which is a normal occurrence during the Inverted Collapse and the Earth Shift.
Think about it! Just a few years ago Germany called itself USA’s staunchest ally in Europe. France’s Macron tried to appease Trump just a few months ago, and Trump made Macron/France an offer to replace Germany as the America’s No.1 in Europe.
What about Turkey and Erdogan? During Cold War Turkey was the No.1 strategic NATO asset against Russia, as well as within the Middle East. Turkish Army remains NATO’s top army apart from the US. And we all know who’s calling shots in NATO.
And here are USA’s formerly three key allies in Turkey, agreeing on the future road plan for Syrian peace, a plan first proposed by Russia and Putin, and then agreed upon between Erdogan and Putin. But Trump isn’t invited… As we see, UK/Theresa May aren’t invited either.
Very telling, and a very big signal, I would say… Much food for thought.
Putin and Russia have pulled the same impossible number of bringing the opposing people and countries together and made them agree on important things more than once in the past. Examples include rivals such Iran and Turkey, or China and India, and mortal enemies like the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Food for thought:
WHO ON OUR PLANET UNITES PEOPLE, BRINGS THEM TOGETHER AND HELPS RESOLVE THINGS? AND WHO STILL DOES THE SAME OLD ‘DIVIDE AND CONQUER?’
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And then there’s this:
FYI: MBS is Saudi crown prince.
Confirming all the above, Trump said that sanctions vs Saudi Arabia will result in skyrocketing oil prices and will hurt US economy. Maybe true, but where were these ‘sound’ economic considerations when the diabolical sanctions against Russia were adopted, and then adopted again, and again?
EU economy suffered plenty of hardship, and will suffer more due to Iran sanctions. But who cares about Europe. Just confirms how subservient the EU is to Anglo-Americans.
Also confirms how desperate they are becoming due to #EarthShift, and how desperately they are trying to squash Russia the Great Balancer!
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These videos from today confirm exactly what I predicted in my original report:
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I said that 1: Israel is very interested in having Russia on her good side, and it’s crucial for Israel to have a rapport with Russia. 2. Russia will be covering the skies above Syria, especially around Russia’s interests, which is most of Syria, and 100 km radius around Syria. This means no-fly zones and S-400s.
And after I said all that, this is what comes out of the Russian corridors of power today:
URGENT! Israel Responsible for Downing of Russian Il-20 Jet in Syria? Lada Ray’s Major Analysis & Predictions!
I wasn’t planning this post, but it became a must, due to the major breaking news! This is a big report, which I wrote as a direct response to the developing situation in Syria and Israel! This is my early analysis/predictions/overview, plus urgent alert, all rolled into one!
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As of this writing, the situation is still developing, and there will be more info coming out soon, which I may not know at this point. I’ll summarize for you in short everything I know, and give you my initial opinion and predictions.
In short, and based on the first data, Israel warned Russian airforce of its impending attack on what they call ‘Iranian’ forces in Syria just ONE minute before the strike, in direct violation of the intelligence sharing agreement. At least hours of warning are customarily given. That was the time when Israel knew very well that Russian jets were returning from sorties to land on their base. Moreover, Israeli command knew exactly that the Russian Il-20, with 15 people on board, was landing at that very moment.
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Four Israeli jets delivered a guided bomb attack against Syrian facilities in Latakia province. What’s important is that Israeli jets, in case of such attacks, come in from the Mediterranean and fall short of entering Syrian territory. In this specific case, after the bombing, the Israeli jet(s) deliberately hid behind the Russian Il-20, which was coming into the landing, with 15 Russian military people on board. You can see on the video thumbnail above what and how it happened!
When Syrian S-200 guided anti-aircraft missile was fired, it hit the Russian Il-20, the aircraft 10 times bigger than the Israeli F-16, giving out a much larger reflective surface signature. Shoigu and Russian MoD conclude that Israeli pilots knew exactly what would happen and deliberately set up the Russian jet.
Map of Israeli attack 9/17/18:
Russian Il-20 jet is the image in the lower center-right
This tragedy constitutes one of the biggest, of not the biggest, Russian army’s one time loss throughout the entire Syrian campaign.
Here’s the clincher! This provocation comes directly after three major Earth Shifting events!
1 Russia – China Mass drills, Vostok-2018, where the might of the Russian army and the coordination with the Chinese army were demonstrated. These drills completely rattled the US and Dark State. See my previous FT posts.
2 The Eastern Forum in Vladivostok, where major strides were made for the cooperation in Asia, and a major step was made to ditch the dollar! Participants: Russia, China, Japan, S. Korea and Mongolia. Huge problem for the US/West/Dark State, whose power is slipping away! See my previous FT posts.
3 Putin and Erdogan met yesterday to develop a strategy for Idlib and N. Syria. The compromise was reached, and it did NOT include the US!
All these factors, when put together, tell us one thing: US Dark State – globalist neocon/neolib tandem is set to send a warning to Russia and retaliate against all the moves I described above.
You’ll recall that Turkey’s downing of the Russian Su in Syria a few years back happened also after major Russian victories and in order to put a rift between the budding alliance between Russia and Turkey (Read ESR5, ESR7 and ESR13).
This provocation is in the same vein. It is a set up, designed to rattle and broadside Russia in Syria, to derail the fragile agreements between Russia and Israel, and to see if Russia would act rashly in response. If Russia acts rashly, those dark forces who are behind this provocation will attempt to start a big invasion of Syria and a new world war.
So far Putin and Russia managed to keep the situation in Syria under control. But we all know who itches to bomb and to legitimize their presence in Syria: USA, UK and France, plus Israel, for its own purposes. These are the countries who are itching to start a full-scale invasion of Syria.
Russia managed to have a decent rapport with Israel, despite differences, until now. This was necessary and continues being necessary to keep the fragile balance in the region, which otherwise would plunge into a full-scale war. It is clear what forces want that war, and therefore, these are the forces who are behind this Israeli provocation. I want to emphasize that such Dark State forces exist in the US and Israel, but there are also forces that want better relations with Russia in Israel. How much US and American Zionist lobby leaned on Israel — we’ll know soon, or never.
The important thing is that what happened is against Israeli interests in the region, as I wrote many times on Patreon and above linked ESRs. Israel needs Russia on its good side, this is a fact of life, and this provocation basically annuls everything the previous agreements affirmed.
Therefore, it is beneficial to those forces who want to accomplish three things: 1. Plunge the region and the world into hot World War III; 2. Destroy any cooperation agreements achieved previously, in order to invade Syria; 3. Weaken Russia and Russia’s control of Syria. I want to remind everyone that ONLY RUSSIA (plus Iran) is in Syria legitimately, by the invitation of the Syrian government. Everyone else are classified as aggressors and invaders.
Russia will have to respond, as already stated by Shoigu.
Let’s recall that after the downing of the Russian SU and killing of the Russian pilot, Turkey paid a heavy price, including ban on Turkish flights over Syria. Russia also brought into Syria S-400s, which it refrained from doing before that, by Turkish request. S-400s Russia installed are capable of covering any Turkish jets on takeoff at their own bases, rendering any Turkish airforce activity near Syria obsolete.
But Turkey also paid a heavy political and economic price. After the downing, Russia downgraded relations with Turkey, canceled all civilian flights to Turkey and stopped tourism. Turkish citizens were deported from Russia, Turkish exports banned. This sent Turkish economy into a tailspin.
It was my prediction (came true) that the attempted military coup and attempted Erdogan’s assassination (see ESR13) were the result of the weakened position of Erdogan after Russia’s multi-step retaliation. It was only Putin’s stellar master-chess moves that saved Erdogan, and then restored Turkey-Russia relations – all in ESR13.
And remember, only one person died that time! It is 15 this time. The stakes are much higher!
There are some initial proposals how to respond to this new provocation from Israel. They range from bombing Israeli airports to severing diplomatic relations.
I can tell you that Putin and Shoigu will NOT act rashly, but they’ll think it through very well, as always.
I do think Russia and Israel are interested in decent working relations to keep a modicum of stability in the region. But there are forces in Israel and beyond, who want war. Therefore, like in the case of Turkey, Putin will act in such a way that the intentions of the dark forces will be neutralized and better yet, turned around!
Oh, don’t get me wrong, there will be hell to pay. Israel will have to pay a price politically and economically, and no question, militarily! What will it be? We’ll find out soon, after Russians do their strategizing to see what benefits Russia most and what doesn’t!
I also have to point out that Israel announced that there will be no response to what happened, because of Jewish holidays. The real reason: they have no idea what to say and how to react. They are frantically searching for the right way to respond and they are buying time. It has come to my attention that Russian MSM tried to get comments from Israeli experts and political figures, and they are all hiding out, unwilling to go on record. This speaks volumes as to the chaos happening now in Israel.
There will be hell to pay one way or another. Heads will definitely roll. The ‘mistake’ which was in fact a provocation, will cause chock waves.
At this point, I can tell you one thing that WILL happen for sure, as one of Russia’s first steps. This is purely my prediction; nothing like that has been announced yet.
Russia didn’t supply S-300s and especially S-400s, to Syrian army at the persistent requests of Israel, who maintained that this would disrupt the fragile balance of power in the region and put Israeli jets in danger on their own territory. This is why Syrian army is still using the older S-200s, with a much smaller range.
Russia also agreed to keep Iran at bay — I explained everything in great deatail in ESR20 and in my recent articles on Patreon. In exchange for Russian cooperation, Israel agreed to curb its appetites regarding Syria and exchange intel. This incident may sever all previous agreements. One of the things that may happen is that Russia will stop curbing Iran’s ambitions for developing bases next to Israel! And that will be a HUGE problem; I’d say, this may end up in disaster for Israel.
There is practically no doubt that after what happened, Russia will supply S-300s and possibly also S-400s to Syrian army in central/southern Syria, in order to cover the skies over Syria down to Israeli bases. This effectively will shut down Syrian airspace for Israeli jets, like it previously did for Turkish jets. The Lebanese airspace may be included in the no-fly zone.
Forgot to mention one thing! US/UK also are itching to retailate against the fact that Russia completely exposed their plan to create another false flag chemical attack in Idlib. Not to mention, Russia exposing the Skripal hoax AND the latest Russian data on the MH-17 downing by Ukraine. All this helped trigger this retaliation! See my previous FT posts on all these events!
In conclusion, I also will predict that this time Russia will be forced to be much tougher on the proposed US/UK missile strike against Syria, with possible participation of Germany and France. US/UK are trying to drag more countries into this, because they need to be all tied by blood. The situation is again extremely dangerous, as I wrote recently on Patreon!
Will the strike happen to help UK Govt and May to distract the public from the failed Brexit and to help Trump/neocons win midterm elections?
My view at this point, their underpinning, which through false flags and provocations they’ve been trying to build for months, is falling apart at the seems. Russia is very expertly destroying all of their false flag constructs: Skripals, Idlib chemical attack, MH-17 downing. All these lies are being exposed one by one.
They may still do it, because they have been building the case for it for months and can’t backtrack.
This is why this new Israeli provocation was desprately needed! I again have to refer to the infamous downing of the Russian SU-24 by Turkey – a very strong resonance indeed!
Will they succeed? If they still go ahead with the missile attack against Syria, despite all of their false flag constructs falling apart, who knows what may happen. By then Syrian army may be well-equipped with S-400s. And it’s anyone’s guess what those SYRIAN missiles might hit in response… A US or UK aircraft… A US carrier… An Israeli airport… Who knows?
A very good time to supply those S-400s, I think.
We don’t want and don’t need war, and I am sure Putin and his team will find the right way out of this situation. But if all the initial data checks out, the response, and a strong one, is needed!
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Last year he was a ’15-year-old resident of E. Ghouta,’ suffering from the ‘inhumane Russian bombings.’ This year he is suddenly a ’16-year old resident of Idlib,’ begging president Trump to protect him and ‘hundreds of thousands of other children’ from Assad troops and of course, from those horrible Russian bombings.
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A Mystery of Russian FM Lavrov & Gen. Gerasimov’s Visit to Merkel, Macron & Netanyahu (+ BRICS Summit & Turkey update)
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I wasn’t planning on this surprise installment, since the power duo’s international tour was a complete surprise to everyone. However, this tour is a direct extension and logical follow-up to Helsinki & Putin’s billion-dollar gifts to Trump and the West. As such, it must be addressed.
On July 24 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, together with Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces and first Deputy Defence Minister, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, made an unusual tour of Europe and Israel. They jointly met first with PM Netanyahu in Israel, then with Chancellor Merkel in Germany, followed by President Macron in France.
Gen Gerasimov left, FM Lavrov right
The fact that the tour happened directly after the historic Putin-Trump Summit in Helsinki, and after Putin made what I call his ‘billion-dollar gifts’ to Trump, is especially significant.
All parties to the secret talks are very tight-lipped. The public information is very limited: it is only known for a fact that the topics discussed were Ukraine and Syria. Russian sources also specifically emphasized that Syria was discussed first and foremost, Ukraine being an additional topic. The Ukraine topic centered around Minsk agreements. This is the majority of the direct info about this mystery tour, but I have a few more leaks – read on.
It has been recently confirmed by the Russian Defence Ministry that it never before discussed Minsk Agreements internationally. Also, it’s historically highly unusual for the Russian military to combine efforts with Russian diplomacy.
From the above we can easily make a conclusion that such visit by the Lavrov-Gersaimov tandem is unprecedented, although a symbiosis of Russian military and diplomacy on the international arena has been highly recommended and is very logical.
This is because Lavrov/diplomacy has the channels of communication, while Russian Army holds the real technological and logistical power. If we are talking the sore spots, such as Syria and Ukraine, it makes perfect sense to combine the efforts. Not the least because the military of the West lately doesn’t listen, and often does the opposite of what diplomacy agrees upon. This, for instance, happened previously with Kerry and Pentagon contradicting each other during and after negotiations with Lavrov on Syria.
Another moment that comes to mind: it turns out, the leaders of major Western countries don’t get accurate information from their military and intelligence, and moreover, they are lied to by their ‘allies,’ big and small. Merkel, Macron, EU and US are fed constant lies and manipulative messages by small European countries with their own agenda, such as Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania, Georgia, and now also Ukraine. Of course, EU/US leaders should be smart enough to be able to tell a manipulative lie, but it’s just too convenient for them to surround Russia with Russophobic neighbors. Therefore, if they are deceived, it is because they are allowing it to happen. But even that has to end at some point, and this point may be now.
It’s a separate discussion, which perhaps we’ll have in the future. Suffice it to say that it wasn’t by accident that Trump recently called the brand spanking new member of NATO, Montenegro (aka, Chernogoria, a splintered off part of Serbia), quote: ‘a small, but vicious country.’ Trump reportedly said it in response to Russophobic president of Montenegro trying to compel NATO/US into an escalation of conflict against Russia. This, per my intel, was intended by Trump as a warning for all other ‘new Europeans.’ It’s just possible that Trump, whose wife is Slovenian, knows a little more about the true history and current situation in Montenegro than a usual American president would (Slovenia is also ex-Yugoslavia and Montenegro’s close neighbor and relative).
Along with others, Ukraine has been lying and deliberately misleading EU/Merkel/Macron and others about the true situation in Donbass. This couldn’t continue forever. The reality check appeared well overdue.
An interesting detail, which has thrown the EU/German MSM into a new bout of hysterics, is that Gen. Gerasimov is under EU sanctions, and is banned from travel to the EU. The very fact of him traveling freely around the EU and meeting with Merkel and Macron confirms what a farce these sanctions are. It also, sadly, confirms how irrational, lost in translation, and powerless the EU ‘leaders’ are. German government explained that since the conversation was about Ukraine and Donbass, such trip was allowed.
MYSTERY REVEALED: WHAT WAS DISCUSSED
Putin and Russians were not kidding at Helsinki. As I revealed to you in previous ESR23 Installment #4, Putin skillfully used the podium of the Helsinki Summit to advertise Russia’s new initiatives and make a public call for action on Ukraine/Donbass and Syria!
UKRAINE: MINSK-2 and DONBASS REFERENDUM
Russian military never discussed Minsk agreements with anyone previously. But Russian Army is the best source of military intelligence and surveillance to help coordinate efforts to stop the war in Donbass. Therefore, the first logical thing to surmise is that if Gerasimov was there in addition to Lavrov, the conversation was about Russian military’s proof of Kiev’s non-compliance with Minsk agreements. Russians have ample proofs that Kiev is slowly taking over villages in the neutral gray zone – in direct non-compliance with Minsk-2.
Nothing Putin-Macron-Merkel have tried with Poroshenko and Kiev worked. It is clear that everyone’s tired of the ‘black hole’ Poroshenko. But Poroshenko just steamrolls over everyone and everything. There appears no way for anyone to reason with him, while, as I mentioned, the intel the West gets for Donbass and Ukraine is either biased or a direct lie.
The fact that there are no more Normandy format meetings that include Poroshenko or Ukraine FM, should speak volumes to Kiev. Putin simply refuses to meet with him, never mind the presence of his babyseaters, Merkel and Macron — and this should tip him off as to his future. But neither Poroshenko nor his Kiev junta cronies seem to get it. It actually appears quite difficult for the junta to digest that yet again Ukraine’s future is being decided outside of Ukraine; and it will continue to be so, until Kiev stops behaving like a prostitute.
As explained in previous ESR23 installments: post-Helsinki, Pompeo and others in the US denied that there was a proposal of the Donbass referendum. This was one of Putin’s gifts to Trump, allowing him to insert himself and USA into Ukraine negotiating process, and to help remold the situation in Ukraine, if he was really serious about changing the status quo.
Russians took USA’s denial to mean that they aren’t interested, and quickly took their Donbass referendum proposal to Merkel and Macron, which takes us back to Minsk agreements. Gerasimov, with maps, numbers and tangible proofs, can demonstrate to Germany/France that Kiev/Poroshenko lie to them, that the Ukraine army takes over the gray zone villages and continues to bomb Donetsk and Lugansk.
The next problem is that Kiev continues threatening to blow up the Crimean Bridge, invade Crimea, start a full-scale war against Russia, and in addition, Ukraine has been harassing and taking hostage Russian fishermen in Azov Sea. After a Crimean shipping vessel was detained and its crew put on trial, Russia had to respond and now all Ukrainian ships and boats coming to and from Azov Sea are being detained and searched.
The issue to ponder for Merkel and Macron is what to do with Poroshenko. This would be beyond the scope of Gerasimov’s and Lavrov’s agenda, but as a result of the visit, I’m sure both leaders of the EU would have to think long and hard what kind of monster they have helped create in Ukraine and what to do with this monster going forward.
The main thing discussed during these mystery meetings would have been the Russian proposal of the Donbass referendum, which is part of Lavrov’s task. And this visit also serves a role of creating a competition between US and EU in terms of Ukraine – a good move on Russia’s part.
RUSSIAN SYRIA REFUGEE PROPOSAL: EU, MERKEL & MACRON BENEFIT GREATLY!
And here’s another huge bonus for everyone involved. The reason Syria and Ukraine were bundled together is this: Russia is proposing a refugee solution for Syria, which benefits the EU greatly, while just maybe EU can do something for Russia. The resettlement back in Syria of Syrian refugees will spectacularly solve the migrant problem in the EU. It is another multi-billion dollar Putin’s gift we have discussed in previous installments.
It appears Merkel and Macron were paying attention to the Putin-Trump Summit. And this is why Lavrov and Gerasimov are there. Gerasimov can demonstrate with secret maps, numbers and tangible proofs the true situation with the liberation of Syria by Syrian and Russian armies (90% of the territory liberated, and the process is accelerating). As mentioned above: it is a fair bet that neither Merkel nor Macron have accurate intel on what’s really going on in Syria.
However, Putin’s refugee return proposal is something they would be very interested in. Something crossed my wires recently: EU/Merkel’s proposal to pay 6,000 euros for each refugee who returns home. It occurs to me that this isn’t a bad way for the Russian Army to make some extra cash.
SYRIA-UKRAINE RECIPROCITY AND COOPERATION SWAP
And here’s the best part: if all goes well, Russia can swap her help with returning Syrian refugees back home, thus alleviating EU migrant crisis, for Merkel/Macron’s cooperation on Ukraine and Donbass.
Of course, we have to be realistic. Merkel and Macron are still parts of the same EU and globalist neoliberal-neocon elites. They still cannot be trusted. They will still get lots of pressure from the Dark State and they are still confined by their outdated ideology.
However, with Trump’s and Earth Shift’s help, they are in dire straits on many fronts. The EU, yet again, confirms my original scenario of the Inverted Collapse. The pressure on both to resolve the EU refugee crisis is tremendous, while Ukraine (as discussed in earlier installments) is a suitcase without a handle they don’t know how to get rid of without losing face.
All this combined makes for a perfect storm, which gives Russia the Great Balancer a great deal of room for maneuver. This is why the Lavrov/Gerasimov tour is a brilliant initiative, and some results will come out of it.
No wonder Poroshenko and his cronies are extremely worried, watching with dated breath what will happen next. I’ll return to Ukraine in my future writings, but it is clear that Poroshenko is considered spent material, and next elections in 2019 may see a big change in Ukraine. Meanwhile, challengers and pretenders, such a Yulia Timoshenko, are out, and trying to recruit supporters in the EU.
HOW DO ISRAEL AND NETANYAHU FIT IN?
Gen. Gerasimov (left), FM Lavrov (center left) and PM Netanyahu (center), with Israel’s FM and Defence Minister (right) — Israel, July 24, 2018
There are more moving parts, such as Israel, Iran, Lebanon and Hezbollah, plus Turkey.
Russian Army has been working hard to keep apart these conflicting forces. The biggest issue is between Iran and Israel in Syria. In ESR20 I explained the whole spread.
In short, this is the close-up of Lavrov/Gerasimov secret talks with Merkel, Macron and Netanyahu. What needs to be stressed is that the Lavrov/Gerasimov’s 3-country/3-leader tour was organized very quickly, as a response to and continuation of the Helsinki Summit. This tour signals practical steps to the implementation of both Syrian and Ukrainian plans. Gen. Gerasimov is a man of action, which means that Russia is trying to steer the West, first US, and now EU, into action. Since both diplomacy and military are involved, plans revolve around complex negotiations, intel and humanitarian missions at the time of war.
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Notice the very fancy footwork by Merkel in many answers. Trying to sit on 2 chairs at once comes to mind. I actually understand her – her position is shaky and she needs to please opposing points of view at the same time.
What Merkel says in the beginning is a very telling example. Also notice how illusive her answer is to the question about the crackdown on freedom of speech in Ukraine and the arrest of Russian journalist there (the head of RIA Novosti-Ukraine), plus deportation of two other Russian journalists.
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Today I was planning to post another major article: DEBUNKING LIES: Who’s QANON? TRUMP-PUTIN SECRET? US BOMBED IRAN NUCLEAR FACILITY IN SYRIA? N. KOREA & DEEP STATE?
However, there are some Iran/US/Israel-related developments I need to cover. This is the new PART 3 of the PATEON EXPOSE, which will now consist of 6 PARTS!
This PART 3 builds on PART 2 PREDICTIONS & ANALYSIS: Israel’s War vs. Iran and Syria. What is Russia’s Position? This new part serves as PART 2 addendum!
In addition to all the clandestine geopolitical goings-on I revealed to you in PART 2, there are several more important developments and considerations.
I told you in PART 2 that Russia, Turkey and Iran formed a loose, but effective alliance of convenience in Syria and the Middle East in general. It serves as a great and effective counterweight to Israel and US/West in the region. It also balances out diverging interests, and the only way this alliance works is because Putin and Russia make it work. Without Russia, this kind of alliance is simply unimaginable and would fall apart right away.
It is also a pain in the neck for the US/NATO. Turkey is a member of NATO, and it aligning with not only Russia, but also with Iran, is very damaging to this Western alliance.
More than anything, this alliance however tentative and loose, is a major win for Russia the Great Balancer. Such things strengthen Russia greatly, and conversely, they by default weaken the US empire/globalists.
Of course, this alliance is also an additional support for Iran.
These are 3 mega-reasons why from the US perspective the Russia-Iran-Turkey axis has to be broken up at all cost. From Israel’s perspective, as well. In this, both are united.
Turkey is being approached secretly with additional perks all the time, and it’s possible that eventually Turkey will succumb to either bribes or threats. Likely bribes, because threatening Erdogan so far backfired. So far Putin/Russia are managing the situation well, and the likelihood is that Erdogan learned his lesson sufficiently, and won’t succumb to pressure.
And YES, as I told you in PART 2, Iran is a more difficult partner than Turkey! This is direct intel from the highest and best informed Russian circles!
(I had someone under PARTS 1 and 2 doubting what I was saying about Trump and regarding how difficult Iran is for Russia to work with, and citing another person as an example of what they wanted to hear. I am not that person – I am Lada Ray, and you’ve come here, presumably, to hear MY perspective, not someone else’s. I am also not interested in arguing with any of my readers. I will give you all the info and messages I believe you all need to hear, and even more, I’ll give you my love and care – but that is all I can do for you. Want to hear my higher-dimensional perspective and my serious intel? You are welcome on PATREON!)
It’s pointless for globalists/Dark State to try to either bribe or threaten Iran. This won’t work. However, it is possible to generate a discord between Russia and Iran, and that would damage the alliance, as Russia is the glue that keeps it together!
This is why Israel’s accusations about Iran’s nuclear ambitions fall on very fertile soil in the US.
The new US push to leave the Iran nuclear disarmament agreement and to restart sanctions against Iran is due to pressure from Israel, as well as USA’s own considerations.
The biggest USA’s consideration is that US cannot allow Russia the Great Balancer to get stronger. The entire package of anti-Russian events from 2008 till today is to try and push Russia back into the ditch in which Russia was in the ’90s and from which she climbed out during Putin’s reign. Georgia/S. Ossetia war 2008 and ensuing sanctions, Ukraine gas wars, Ukraine 2014 coup, 2014-18 sanctions, ruble attacks, trying to tank the price of oil, vilification of Putin and Russia, Skripal, chemical false flags, and more sanctions — all this is to keep Russia down.
Russia’s successes in Syria, building of Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream, rebuilding of Russian economy, Crimean success story, the growing China-Russia alliance, as well as the new Iran-Turkey-Russia axis — all these are undermining the US/globalist-centric world. Therefore, it is crucial to break it up.
Trump is preparing to exit the Iran deal. If he does, over the objections of Russia and the EU, he has to do it before May 12, which is his last window of opportunity to do so legally. Of course, the US may forsake the international law, as it has done many a time. This move will hurt French (example: French oil giant Total) and other European companies who are doing business with Iran. Israel dreams about such move due to its need for revenge and weakening of Iran (read PART 2 where everything is explained in detail).
UPDATE! By the time this article was published, Trump has indeed pulled out of the Iran deal, with major objections and criticism on the part of the UK/France/Germany, and their promise to adhere to the Iran agreement in defiance of Trump. Now, let’s see how long it takes US/Trump to break their resistance and make them toe the line! Judging by the past, such as anti-Russian sanctions, not very long. If, by some miracle, EU holds on to their sovereignty and economic interests against the US pressure (I’d like to see that happen, really), then Russia has a long-awaited ally in the EU against globalists and Dark State. It’s interesting that Germany has already found a bit of a backbone due to the construction of Nord Stream 2 they desperately need! Either way, this would be interesting to see the evolution…
The biggest prize, should Trump decide to pull out of Iran agreement, is that Russia – Iran relations may suffer in 2 ways: economic and geopolitical. Russian sales to Iran, not huge but lucrative enough, may suffer. Considering everything I told you about Iran in PART 2, Russia and Putin will be in a very difficult position as to how much to support Iran in its new crisis against US/Israel.
It is clear that US may try to threaten Iran with war and/or restart new sanctions. I told you in PART 1: EXCLUSIVE TRUMP/DEEP STATE REPORT: Why Trump Was Exonerated of ‘Collusion with Russia’? that this is a very brilliant dark tactic of the US/West: threaten and try to ignite a conflict in one country, then move on to another, and another, and another. N. Korea didn’t work, Syria strike was a failure – Iran is next on the menu…
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Mission Fail! Russian ‘Black Holes’ chase UK’s pride, SSN Astute Sub away from Syria, prevent Tomahawk launch
Mission NOT accomplished! It was just the opposite of the official statements of the UK government, and hardly a ‘brilliantly executed op.’
Vesti: ‘They failed to fulfill the orders,’ The Times wrote about the UK Navy’s Astute submarine crew. They were supposed to launch cruise missiles at Syria from the eastern Mediterranean, but they failed to do it. All because they were ‘locked in a “cat-and-mouse” pursuit by Russian submarines and warships.’ They write about it like it’s a hunt, where the UK submarines kept escaping, and the Russian ones kept following them. This doesn’t go with London’s statements about the brilliantly executed operation. We do have some fascinating details. The British had prepared for this attack for days, they were sure that their NPSs couldn’t be detected. However, they failed to even enter the assigned location for the Tomahawk launch because they didn’t detect Russian presence in that same sector. They simply missed it when one or even two ‘Black Holes’ moved towards them.’
How Russians chased away from Syria the pride of the UK navy, ‘newest and more advanced than spacecraft’ (LOL) UK sub. The cat-and-mouth game went on for 48 hours. Have a listen:
The so-called ‘Black Holes’ are some of the new silent Russian subs, undetectable even within meters. This particular op was the work of the new modification of a Russian sub, 636.3 Varzhavyanka Class. Remember I told you in 2015 that Russian navy’s brilliant solution to the US navy dominance via giant carriers was elegant and low cost. The solution is to build the newest and completely undetectable subs. All this I explained and predicted in ESR4 – see link below! I saw the possibilities of the Russian solution right away, and I am as far from the military as one can be.
Meanwhile, the ‘experts’ in the US/UK/NATO military didn’t see anything. All those US/UK/EU taxpayer billions and trillions — gone to waste! This is a typical picture of an empire on the decline! Get used to it.
Recalling my viral post: Mystery Revealed: What frightened the USS Donald Cook so much in Black Sea?
And my popular ESR4: ALIEN TECHNOLOGY & NEW RUSSIAN WEAPONS
But wait, this is just what Russians are disclosing! Imagine what they still have up their sleeve!
This is the TIME OF RUSSIA!
**However, I by no means would underestimate how much damage the US/UK and NATO can still do in the world. The US military is the biggest, after all. USA/West’s economic, financial and PR powers are still near monopoly. On top of that, the wounded and cornered beast can be very dangerous.
Per My Predictions! Russia actually benefited from Trump’s Syria attack and anti-Russia sanctions! And it’s high time to fix Ukraine!
I made these predictions on many occasions between 2014 and 2017. This is a video in which the confirmations of my various predictions are discussed by Russian analysts.
My predictions include these: 1. Russia will actually benefit from Western anti-Russia sanctions, especially long-term; 2. Whatever actions against Russia the West takes now, they will always lose and Russia will win in the end. The most comprehensive overview of these predictions is in ESW2, ESW4 and ESW6.
See more on Russia & Ukraine breaking intel here: US, UK and France are bombing Syria! How Will Russia Respond? Lada Ray Analysis
Video – eng
Good interview – ALSO CONFIRMS MY PREDICTIONS SPECTACULARLY!! Listen to the end! US acting as ‘ISIS air force’ in Syria, spreads ‘conscious, transparent lie’ – former US diplomat
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