Tuesday 17 July 2018
“Russia is ready to host the World Cup. The stadiums are open. The cops are polyglots. That is a quick recap of many years of work.We're not going to lose face in front of the planet. It’s not for nothing we terrified [the planet] with a missile. In general, all is well. But there is only one “but”: Our team, frankly, is sh-t.”The International Federation of Football Association, the world soccer authority better known as FIFA, ranked Russia’s national team #70 and labeled it a “worst mover.”
"It is clear that the US probably have such a strategy to settle in Syria forever, with its armed forces, just as they want to do in Iraq and Afghanistan, despite all promises made. And so when they [U.S.] settle forever in Syria, which they are already doing now, and despite all promises, they isolate a huge piece of the Syrian territory, in infringement of the sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic, and create there some kind of quasi-local authority. And in every possible way try to create there an autonomous unit with the support of the Kurds."Unclear but likely Partially TrueLavrov presents a compelling but unconfirmed view of U.S. intentions vis-à-vis partitioning Syria, but makes one sweeping claim that is unsupported.While there is no known publicly available official U.S. document indicating that Washington plans to partition Syria, geopolitical developments and official U.S. government statements suggest Washington has considered and even pursued such a scenario.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has gained notoriety by using clips from video games as real combat footage. Now a Turkish news segment purports to show combat against Kurdish “terrorists” in Syria.