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Ukraine Military Summer of Defeat
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Sep 4, 2014, 09:26 PM

The Ukraine military seems to have suffered from serious casualties and weapons' losses when fighting pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine. Here's a detailed listing:

The Liberty Post reports that, "Ukrainian forces casualties and losses 2 May - 21 August Casualties Total: 32.702 Dead and wounded: 20.274 Prisoner, deserters and missing: 12.418 Destroyed or captured materiel: I. Aviation Attack - 16 Su-25 (one captured 7 July) Bomber - 7 Su-24 Fighter - 2 MiG-29 Recon - 1 AN-30 - 6 drones Transport - 2 AN-26 - 2 IL 76 I.a Helicopters - 20 attack and transport Mi-24, Mi-17 y Mi-8 II. Ground forces materiel Tanks Total: 347 ( 68 captured ) - 319 T-64 ( 65 captured ) - 2 T-64 Bulat - 7 T-72 ( 3 captured ) - 19 T-84-U Oplot Armored vehicles Total: 602 ( 119 captured ) - 163 BMP Infantry Fighting Vehicle, tracked ( 69 capturados ) - 125 BMD IFV Paratroopers, tracked ( 9 captured ) - 312 BTR Armored Personnel Carrier, wheeled ( 39 captured ) - 2 BRDM Scout Vehicle, wheeled ( 2 captured ) Artillery Total: 180 ( 122 captured pieces ) - 4 SO-203 2S7 "Pion" 203mm - 5 SAU 2S3 "Acacia" 152mm (1 captured ) - 30 SAU 122 2S1 Gvozdika 122mm ( 25 captured ) - 2 Mortars 2S4 Tyulpan 240mm(2 captured - 6 Mortars SAU Nona 120mm (6 captured ) - 21 Antiaircraft guns ZU 23-2 ( 18 captured ) - 24 Rocket launcher Grad 122mm ( 24 captured ) - 11 Rocket launcher Uragan 220mm (4 captured ) - 45 howitzer D-30 122mm ( 10 captured ) - 32 mortars82mm ( 32 captured ) Trucks and cars Total: 153 (124 captured ) - 5 Hummer - Jeep - 25-66 GaZ - Staff car - Mobile crane - 1 ZIL 131 - 2 KrAZ - 58 Ural trucks - 69 Kamaz trucks - 4 UAZ 469 Last edited by von Junzt; 23 Aug/"

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China-Russia Partnership on Coal Mining Deals
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Sep 4, 2014, 08:52 PM

BEIJING:  President Barry Obama's so-called 'sector sanctions' on Moscow have just boosted Russia's coal mining industry.

According to Forbes, "China’s Shenhua Group, the country’s largest coal producer, inked a $10 billion contract with Russia’s Rostec to develop coal deposits in Siberia and the Far East of Russia, another sign that energy cooperation between the two countries are gathering momentum when Russia’s relations with U.S. and Europe sour over the Ukraine crisis."

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Houston Fox 26: Tony Romo More Gay than Michael Sam
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Sep 4, 2014, 08:13 PM

The battle between the Big D and H-Town continues to heat up. Houston's Fox 26 on Twitter called the Dallas Cowboys, the "Cowgirls," and insinuated that Dallas QB Tony Romo really is the "gayest player ever," more so than Michael Sam.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "The eyes of the Internet are on Texas after a local Fox station aired a questionable message about Tony Romo in their news crawl Wednesday night."

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Super Models Get Dengue Fever in Japan
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Sep 4, 2014, 12:08 AM

Japanese super models Saaya and Eri Aoki have been struck by the Dengue Fever during a photo shoot in Tokyo.

The Daily Telegraph of London reports that, "Japan is struggling to contain the nation's first outbreak of dengue fever in nearly 70 years, with the source of the illness traced back to mosquitoes in one of Tokyo's most popular public parks."

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Comedy Central against Sector Sanctions on Russia
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Sep 3, 2014, 10:37 PM

Comedy Central has hired a team of Democrat Party lobbyists to stop President Barry Obama from imposing more 'sector sanctions' against Russia.

According to the Free Beacon, "Media giant Viacom is turning to former Democratic Rep. Howard Berman (Calif.) to help it navigate its business in Russia around the latest round of sanctions placed on Putin’s regime, according to Politico."

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New Clinton Scandal: Bubba & Babs Romance
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Sep 3, 2014, 09:51 PM

Former President Bill Clinton is embroiled in another sex scandal as a book claims he allegedly enjoyed a romantic encounter with the singer, Barbra Steisand.

The Inquisitr reports that, "The Barbra Streisand cheating scandal has some new steamy allegations about her alleged $400 million divorce with James Brolin. The beloved singer was “more than friends” with former President Bill Clinton, and her husband is totally devastated."

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Putin Likely to Destroy ISIS before Obama Does
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Sep 3, 2014, 09:00 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin appears likely to "destroy" the Islamic State of Syria and Levant (ISIS) before President Barry Obama decides on a "strategy" to defeat jihadists.

According to Fox News, "The latest recipients of an Islamic State threat are responding in kind, with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov vowing that "these bastards" will be "destroyed."

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Obama Believes More Beheadings Will 'Unite' America
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Sep 3, 2014, 08:25 PM

President Barry Obama never lets a crisis go to waste. He now contends that the Islamic State of Syrian and Levant (ISIS) can unite Americans when they behead more and more U.S. coitizens.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to "degrade and destroy" the group."

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Australia Strikes Down Mining Tax
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Sep 3, 2014, 01:29 AM

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is reducing taxes and still balancing the budget in Australia.

The BBC News reports that, "Australia's government has repealed a controversial mining tax after striking a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party. The 30% tax on mining profits on coal and iron ore was first introduced by the former Labor government in 2012."

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Jihadists Nab 11 Jumbo Jets in Libya
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Sep 3, 2014, 12:38 AM

Radical Islamists in Libya have raided the Tripoli Airport and stole 11 passenger jets.

According to NewsMax, "Jihadists have stolen several commercial jetliners in Libya, raising concerns with intelligence officials about 9/11-style terror strikes as the 13th anniversary approaches, some reports say."

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