Despite reports of Russia and ISIS being at odds with one another, further research points to Russian security services (FSB, successor to the Soviet KGB) and military intelligence (GRU) behind the very threat while ostensibly opposing it.

FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov reveals that 1,700 Russian citizens are in Iraq fighting for ISIS, despite decades of Soviet KGB proliferation of Islamic radicalism and international terrorism.

The old saying, "The more he spoke of his honor, the more quickly we counted the spoons," applies to Putin, following his denials in the murder of Boris Nemtsov.

Sunday's Wall Street Journal says the China economic bubble is imploding at an accelerating rate that has caught Wall Street economists off guard.

According to a damning report  from Bloomberg News January 8, “U.S. weapons intended for Iraq’s beleaguered military are winding up in the possession of the country’s Shiite militias,” militias that are allied with Iran.