Flight 9268: Release of Explosive Residue Tests in Two Weeks. Has Russia Cut a Deal with the Guilty Parties?

by Scott Creighton

As Saudi Arabia and other Arab League states are seemingly pulling out of the regime change project in Syria and the US is flying fewer and fewer “humanitarian bombing missions” in the country, I can’t help but wonder if there isn’t some kind of deal being worked out in the backrooms of the global power structure regarding the downing of Metrojet Flight 9268, Russia and their investigation.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have shifted most of their aircraft to their fight against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Jordan, reacting to the grisly execution of one of its pilots by the Islamic State, and in a show of solidarity with the Saudis, has also diverted combat flights to Yemen. Jets from Bahrain last struck targets in Syria in February, coalition officials said. Qatar is flying patrols over Syria, but its role has been modest.” New York Times

Canada is backing out of Obama’s “coalition of the willing” and the other NATO partners, France and Australia, seem to as well. I guess no one wants to poke a stick in the Russian bear’s eye and having their fighters flying in such close proximity to them seems like a bad idea.

Either that or they’re just not that into the Greater Kurdistan project like our oligarchs and the Israelis seem to be.

So what is really going on here?

With Russia dragging their feet on these tests and several coalition partners getting cold feet all of a sudden, is there a back-room deal being made? Is the endgame of the Grand Chessboard playing out right before our eyes while we have no idea what it is? I mean, that’s how the game is played, right?

Guess we will find out in the next two weeks.

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A Little Medical Update for Posterity’s Sake

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: After a bunch of tests and a few tense moments, I was released back into society with a nice stack of papers with instructions, I suppose, on how not to die right away.

They told me “yes, there is some new clotting” and “no, there is no new clotting”

Then they wrote on one of my little papers “There is decreased opacification of branches to the right middle lobe which is site of prior pulmonary embolus” which I have no idea if that is good or bad.

Either way… I’m still here and still in pain but will keep doing what I am doing.

Interestingly, while I was undergoing many of the tests, they had these nifty lightboxes on the ceilings for people to focus on. We used to make them for TV studios back when I did that kind of crap. Made a bunch of them for MSNBC’s studio that I worked on. Funny how they’ve made their way into the healthcare world. Took me back a little.


Hi guys. I am going to be heading over to the hospital this morning to have them run these damn tests I’ve been putting off for a couple of weeks. The pains in my chest have been getting worse and my doctor’s appointment this Wednesday is looming ever closer and if I don’t do my homework, he tends to pout a bit. I’ve been putting it off for far too long and like everything else, you can only get away with that for so long.

I’m hoping they will say it’s no big deal, but with my luck they might want me to stay on for a few days and so I am telling you guys this in the eventuality that I don’t have any new articles put up for a few days in a row. I don’t typically do that so I want to make sure people don’t jump to the wrong conclusion.

Jane Hampshire from FireDogLake eventually shut down her website for “health reasons” this past year. A hip problem from what I understand.

That’s not happening here.

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