For those of you just waking up, there were developments overnight after an outright naval battle between ships of the Ukraine and Russian Navies yesterday at the Kerch Strait between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

First and foremost, the strait of Kerch has be re-opened to commercial shipping.  (HT Remark: This was an urgent first step and Russia was wise, mature, balanced, and responsible to take this step so quickly after the battle.)

The three Ukraine naval vessels captured in the battle have been placed in-port at Kerch, Russia.  They are pictured below from sources in Russia:



For some reason, those ships are being camouflaged this morning:

Other developments include a United States Air Force Boeing RC-135 tracked flying in the Black Sea near the area where yesterday's battle took place:

The Crete-based US spy plane entered the Black Sea area on Monday morning after a standoff between Ukraine and Russia over a strait that separates it from the Sea of Azov, the Ukrainian military portal reported.

The Boeing RC-135V reconnaissance plane left the US naval base at Souda Bay on Crete at 05:50 GMT and headed east, the portal said.

The electronic intelligence aircraft was reportedly in Bulgarian airspace as of 06:30 GMT and flying toward the Crimean peninsula, a Russian territory in the Black Sea. 

In addition, a United States RQ-4 Drone was tracked over the Black Sea this morning (FILE PHOTO below, not from today):

Ministers from Canada and Germany called on both Ukraine and Russia to de-escalate, pointing out that BOTH countries enjoy states rights of passage in/out of the Sea of Azov.

A meeting of the United Nations Security Council will take place here in New York City beginning at 11:00 AM today (Monday).

According to the General Staff of the Ukraine military, all elements of Ukrainian military force are now on FULL COMBAT ALERT.

(HT Remark: Going to war with Russia would simply be suicide by Ukraine.  Perhaps they "have heart" to take such a stand, but in reality, they wouldn't stand a chance -- at all -- and would lose their whole country in less than 72 hours against Russia. )

For its part, Russia says that the incident yesterday was, in fact, a planned provocation designed to give the West reason to enact more Sanctions against Russia, or to coax Russia into commencing a hot war.   Russia says it will not take the bait.

"Moscow has protested Kiev’s “planned” breach of Russian waters in the Kerch Strait and cautioned Ukraine’s foreign backers against blowing the incident out of proportion. Russia will “strongly” respond to similar “provocations.”

“Russia has repeatedly warned the Kiev regime and its Western supporters that fanning up the hysteria over the Azov Sea and the Kerch Strait was dangerous. It’s obvious that there was a provocation, carefully planned in terms of location and form, which is aimed at flaring up yet another point of conflict in the region and creating a new pretext to impose more sanctions against Russia.”

Kiev has used the clash to justify declaring martial law – something Moscow says only benefits Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ahead of the March elections. Poroshenko has been struggling to campaign for re-election, with his popularity decimated by harsh economic problems and recent corruption scandals"


Additional Updates to appear below . . .



Poroshenko is currently on the phone to jens stoltenberg - NATO Secretary General

What response, if any, will NATO make? 

(HT REMARKS: I think this is the one that will be watched heavily by Russia...

Of course NATO isn't about to go to war over a Tug boat but what support if any they give will likely be met by Russia's own movements.

My best worst case guess would be Donbass lights up and Porky starts an offensive there, while the US, FUKUS or maybe NATO as an organisation provides training and equipment to further lock down Russia and use this as a reason to increase a presence in Ukraine as part of a partnership program.

Russia may say fuck it and roll 10 rows deep to the Dniper river.")


 UPDATE 8:25 AM EST --

Looks as though the France/UK/US  (FUKUS) intends to escalate against Russia . . . in Syria.   A slew of military aircraft have taken off from ISRAEL and are ominously operating in the skies near (but not in) Syria this morning:

IAF G550 Nachshon Shavit #738A4A

IAF G550 Nachshon Shavit #738A49

IAF C-130H Hercules #738A81

IAF KC-707 3P1C #738A41

IAF 707-300 #738A01


RaF RC-135W Rivet Joint #RRR9930 #43C39C

Tornado GR.4 #RRR9955 #43C1D5




A Martial law decree was signed by President Poroshenko and is in effect now until January 25.

It instructs Ministry Of Defense  (MoD) to call up first-phase reservists & General Staff to immediately organize air defense. Also calls to strengthen anti-terrorism measures & information security.


More updates to follow . . . .


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 UPDATE 12:13 PM EST --

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has halved his proposal for martial law in the country to 30 days, an apparent concession to opponents.

The reduction means that Ukrainian authorities can call the presidential election at the end of December, giving enough time for it to take place at the end of March as expected.

Poroshenko said in a televised address that he has decided to cut the suggested timeframe from 60 days.

His original proposal was criticized by opponents as an attempt by Poroshenko to scrap the elections at a time when his own approval ratings are low.

The proposal comes in the wake of Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian navy vessels and their crews near Russian-occupied Crimea.

The Ukrainian parliament is expected to vote on Poroshenko’s motion later.



UN UPDATE -- Emergency UNSC meeting began at 11:15 AM here in New York City. US in coordination with other nations has urged nations to vote against Russia's proposed agenda.

Russia's proposed agenda has failed, 4 votes for, 7 votes against, 4 votes abstain.


 11:35 AM EST -- UNSC meeting adjourned, no progress made towards resolving the crisis. Russia's ambassador to the UN gave rambling speech after refusing to give remarks in protest due to failure of his proposed agenda.


 At UNSC, Nikki Haley denounced Russia's actions in the Kerch Strait, saying "this is no way for a law-abiding civilized nation to act."


NATO Head Stoltenberg says all NATO allies expressed full support with Ukraine, calls on Russia to release immediately Ukrainian ships and sailors.







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    Nevada-Swede · 18:23 11/26/2018
    IMO in 2014 Russia's planned to take over the Kerch Strait and build a bridge (Gate). Russia was carefully planning to take full controlling access to the Azov Sea and the Kerch Strait! An now it's obvious Russia is actively warning the world they are in control!
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    Beach801 · 14:31 11/26/2018
    HAL ........WOULD you tell me .......clear it up for us that heard that PayPal had donated thousands to "shoehorn Shitlary into a "presidency""
    I feel sick every time I donate "VIA" PayPal because of this overhanging past history. Tell me , tell me , TELL ME PLEASE, THAT PayPal DID NOT take part in this ........!!!!!!!!!
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      Jan Christophersen · 21:40 12/06/2018
      Of course it did, look at google Facebook twitter.. 23andMe. Then look at Aipac and adelson and soros and Koch...many more then the uk sources, Clooney via white helmets alnusra headchoppers and chem warfare. Just live with it. It’s part of the environment.
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    Onno · 13:56 11/26/2018
    Nikki Haley denounced Russia's actions in the Kerch Strait, saying "this is no way for a law-abiding civilized nation to act."
    Say.......the pure evil horror murderers of Dresden under cover of wartime, still actively (by Allen Dulles instigated psy-op) trying to get away with it......

    Now put THE MINDSET OF this "lovely little girl" (who later on in life learns she'd better hide what she would really like to do to ALL normal people) in charge of a nuclear arsenal.....(from 1:40 min. on):


    Psychopaths are the fearless, icecold, non-empathic etc. socalled "addition of TRUE madness" and al of us MUST BE *TESTED AND PSYCHOPATHS TAKEN OUT*!
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      Jan Christophersen · 21:36 12/06/2018
      Nikki Haley gave the Palestinian aid to nettanyahu. She is the psychopath. This possibly contributes to her leaving, her husbands debts too. Will be fawned upon in private employment and paid well.
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      Jan Christophersen · 21:31 12/06/2018
      Bullshit re environmental excuses. That environmental stuff and psychology paradigm is 100 years outdated exploitation. Pretends a vile psychologist could fix. No way.

      Psychopathy/narcissm( I deserve all, I am superior to you and everyone, I am chosen) sadist (pleasure from suffering of any living thing) controlling. It’s inherited. Genetic. Can behave however wishes, but only emotional drive is for sadistic pleasure.
      i write from research and a family tree and siblings and parent of extreme psychopathy. Friend from uni married my second cousin, her grandson 10, wants a gun, wants to join the army and kill people.
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    Candace Hathaway · 12:53 11/26/2018
    Jesus. The drama <eye roll>
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    John Robert Mallernee · 12:50 11/26/2018

    Repeated attempts to donate $100.00, using my VISA card, have failed.

    Possibly, this is due to your web site being hacked?
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    Gifford Rodine · 09:55 11/26/2018
    It is in the mail today.

    Suggestions to the readership:

    1. If you take and pay for a newspaper, stop and send some money to Hal.

    2. If you give money to a political party, stop. Send some of that money to Hal.

    You get the idea. You have to "suck it up" sometimes.
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    Lilly · 09:46 11/26/2018
    Porky ( Poroshenko) is a Clinton/ MCCain/ Nuland (Nudleman)deep state puppet-
    There are actually 2 Ukraines- the neo-nazi supporters in the west (Porky McCain RIP) and Russian speaking Eastern Ukraine. The 2 Ukraines have been in a limited civil war with Western Ukraine being frequently bombed with blockades of Donetz and Donbass regions right along the border of Russia. The bear has been poked nonstop by the zionists for a very long time.( Russian speaking Crimea was never illegally annexed but actually had a referendum- over 95% voted to join the Russian Federation). Attempting to close off Russia's only warm water port at the straights was just another (major) poke- The Zio's want war with Russia so very bad, but they better watch what they ask for. Believe it or not this may be a diversion about Whitaker's OK of the document declas and the JA hearing on Tuesday which they are freaking out about. ( Yes, they would start a war over this)
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      Carl Goldsworthy · 15:22 11/26/2018
      The guy USA's Vctoria Nuland appointed as Ukrainian President was Arseniy Yatsenyuk. All in a telephone conversation that you can listen to - it was leaked.
      He planned to ethnically cleanse all 8 million Russian speaking people from Ukraine - and promised the army they come keep the lands they stole from them.

      Hence Donbass people are fighting for their lives against Kiev, with a little help from their friends in Russia.
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      END TIMES: DARKNESS · 13:28 11/26/2018
      They will continue to poke the bear until it lashes out in an attack against the United States and whomever else. Their reasons for provoking Russia like this is that the globalists want America's military to be attacked and taken out in a surprise strike so that they can implement the New World Order. Without America in the way, they will have free reign to move their plan forward. When America's military is sufficiently weakened (which it has been for the last several years) and then neutralized through this Russian attack, that is when these demon-plagued whack jobs will dig out the secret weaponry to prosecute a war against Russia. This tech has been developed by the USA, but they will not use it to defend America. They will use it to fold America up into the New World Order. They will also take out Russia with it (possibly China as well). This is the narrative put forth by Joel Skousen. I would encourage everyone to watch his informative interview called "RED DAWN WARNING TO AMERICA" below. It is the third video down from the first in the sidebar of my blog site (link below).

      The prophetically important part of what we see taking place is a hidden prophecy found in 2 Kings 2:23-25 that indicates the greatest and most monumental event to soon occur. It is a prophecy that speaks directly to the event of the rapture in conjunction with a conflict with a bear (Russia's symbol is the bear). It is called ...

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    james anderson · 09:08 11/26/2018
    Hey Hal having problems again by my records I should be good for another 13 weeks let me know the status of my account please because I haven't received anything yet thank you
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