I am surprised and happy that the war did not break out in North Korea so far. It appears that the aircraft carriers, at east 2 of them have left the area and announced the military exercises are over for this year. This may be a ruse to see if North Korea will try something more provocative while the ships are leaving the area. Time will tell what happens next.
The situation in the middle East is heating up with US, UK, and Jordanian forces making their way into Syria on the Southern border. Fighting is on going in several locations between US proxy armies and the Syrian and Russian forces. There was a rush to take Syrian forces to the south eastern border next to Iraq. And as the Syrian troops were within 40 kilometers the US bombed them from fighter jets. however, that did not stop them, and they kept pouring through and made it to the border and have that entire region liberated and defended.
The estimate for ISIS fighters killed in the past year or so from Russia and Syrian forces is about 20,000. Many of the ISIS terrorists have fled Syria, changed their identities and left the battlefields. Some are still fighting in a few areas in Syria and remote areas in Iraq. But for the most part they have been decimated, split up, their finances from stolen oil stopped, their supply lines cut off and their bases destroyed. But, in the past few weeks Israel, and the US, UK, Jordanian forces and a few other foreign armies, have converged towards Syria in preparation which appears to be an invasion into Syria. The agenda, according to experts and analysts seems to be the take over of Damascus, and to prevent the other troops which are hundreds of miles away from Damascus from coming in to save Assad from being captured or deposed. We have about 2,000 US troops deep inside Syria, mostly in the northern areas of Syria. the US troops are working with the rebel armies that are fighting against Assad, including the Kurds that are determined to carve out a huge portion of the northern area of Syria to create a new nation called Kurdistan. US forces are also occupying an area near Ar Raqqa around a dam, which is preventing the Syrian forces form converging on that area and taking out ISIS. US forces in Iraq along with Iraqi troops are in the final mop up stages against ISIS in northern Iraq around Mosul.
It appears that Israel and US /NATO forces did not expect Russia to continue its support of Syria. Instead of Russia continuing to evacuate Syria after a year of devastating ISIS targets, Russia has increased the air war, along with missile launches against targets and increased Russian ground troops. In fact Russia launched several missiles at ISIS targets in the past week from submarines and battleships. Russia also warned the US and Israel not to interfere with military operations in Syria which were on going military operations to eradicate ISIS. It is unclear how the US and Israel will respond to these latest moves by Russia and Syria. About 2-3 weeks ago Israel and its proxy army of al Qaeda terrorists launched a bold attack on Damascus itself. The Syrian army was able to repel the attack and those that weren't killed fled back south into Jordan and Lebanon. In the mean time, Israel and its many terrorist groups, along with US forces staged large military encampments on the Jordan side of the border, and also in Lebanon. Satellite photos of these encampment have been shown to the public many times, but not in the main stream media. After those encampments were established, the US, Jordan and Israel sent in a group of special forces exploratory groups to set up a staging area for an invasion. This was noticed by Syria and Russia and they sent in ground troops and fighter jets to confront those troops, and that is where there has been a confrontation in Daraa, Syria not far from the Jordanian border.
Unless the US and its allies are willing to carry out a huge military offensive into Syria, it appears that Syria and Russia has stopped them from converging towards Damascus. Perhaps these are just probing actions to see how the Syrian forces respond. But, whatever the case may be, so far the offensive moves against Syria have been blocked at every turn. The actions the US are taking in northern Syria doesn't seem to be much of a threat to Syria. The US did not get permission to come into Syria, and are there illegally. And, the pretense that they are there to fight against ISIS is 100% false. They are not attacking the ISIS terrorists one bit, but in fact have opened up corridors for them to retreat and regroup in other areas. The Kurds on the other hand have fought against ISIS at times, and pushed them out of areas and then taken over. So, the ISIS fighters purged the land of Syrian control, then the Kurds and the US with them push out ISIS and take over those territories. ISIS was the created shock troops by a consortium of nations to do their dirty work and destroy nations - so the globalists can then come in and pretend to be the saviors and heroes and "liberate" the land to be carved up and Balkanized for new puppet governments. It is all one big contrived, conspiracy.
The big question is, how far are they willing to go to complete their agenda in the middle East? Will Putin have to threaten a nuclear war to maintain the defense of Syria? There is also the question of what will happen next in Ukraine. If the US helps the coup government of Ukraine launch an offensive against Russia troops in east Ukraine and Crimea, will that action spread Russia too thin? There is another question as well, and that is the economic situation in Russia - will they be able to maintain their economic strength and be solvent in the face of wars on two fronts or more? How long can Russia withstand the onslaught of this offensive warfare against them? It was well known during the Obama administration that the military and political experts in the US felt that Russia would be worn down by economic sanctions and military attrition. This is why they simply let Russia spend their wad of money and deplete their forces on the war in Syria, thinking that they would simply have to withdraw in time anyway for lack of will and money to continue. But, that has not been the case. And, Russia is still there and seems to be just as determined to defend Syria and Ukraine as ever before.
It is not easy to determine what will happen next. There is a lack of new information coming out of the hot spots around the world. The political mess in Washington recently has added to the cloud of confusion. As things stand now the hot spots can still erupt into a shooting war in the Middle east, Ukraine and the Korean Peninsula. However, it appears the situation In North Korea has subsided somewhat.