Weekly Update from Mark Armstrong – 6 March 2020

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Greetings from Tyler, There’s way too much in play to try to address even a fraction of what’s up in the Update.  Let’s just say that we’ll have fewer obnoxious blow-hards in our living rooms since they’ve started dropping like … Read More

Germany’s Merkel Heads to Moscow Amid Heightened Global Tensions

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel reads documents after she arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 8, 2020. LONDON – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to travel to Moscow Saturday … Read More

You’re Dead: Israel Is Proving That Iranian Troops Are Not Safe In Syria

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The Israeli Air Force recently destroyed an IRGC HQ. Key point: Israel is stepping up its attacks on Iran in Syria. On November 19, four unguided artillery rockets arced out from Syrian territory into Israeli airspace in northern Galilee in the … Read More

Iran readjusts its Syria strategy amid Russia’s changing role

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As the Syrian government is now in full control of most parts of the war-torn country, the role of Iran, as a main ally of President Bashar al-Assad, appears to be undergoing significant change. On Aug. 1, the Russian president’s … Read More

Russia: No Iranian forces on Israeli border

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Fearing clashes with Israel, Assad regime and Russia look to reduce Iranian presence near Israeli border. Iran’s allies are mulling limitations on Revolutionary Guard activity in Syrian territory, and may have already begun blocking Iranian access to military facilities in … Read More

Pentagon braces for emboldened Iran after Syria gains

ARTICLE SUMMARY The Pentagon’s top commander in the Middle East told lawmakers today that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s gains in the yearslong civil war will bolster Iran’s ability to frustrate US aims in the region.  REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki A Syrian army … Read More

Russian military threatens action against the US in Syria

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The threat, by Chief of Russia’s General Staff Valery Gerasimov, was widely reported by Russia media sites such as state news agency RIA and Tass. It said Gerasimov said Russia had “reliable information” about militants preparing to falsify a government … Read More

Russia Is Taking Over Syria’s Oil And Gas

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If finally happened… In accordance with an energy cooperation framework agreement signed in late January, Russia will have exclusive rights to produce oil and gas in Syria. The agreement goes significantly beyond that, stipulating the modalities of the rehabilitation of … Read More

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