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Aug 25 11:06

US Admits Airstrike In Syria May Have Killed Civilians

The US admits civilians may have been killed in an airstrike allegedly to target Daesh militants in Syria.

According to the US Central Command, the airstrike launched on Tuesday on a Daesh weapons facility near their de facto capital, Raqqah, “may have resulted in civilian casualties.”

Aug 25 11:02

Turkey/US Invade Syria – Hillary Gets ‘No-Fly’ Zone

Just three years after promising the American people that he would not put American boots on the ground in Syria, President Obama has directed the US military to participate in an invasion of northern Syria alongside NATO-ally Turkey. This in addition to establishing de facto US bases in eastern Syria from which US Special Forces are operating.

Aug 25 10:33

US Admits Syria Bombing "May Have" Killed Civilians

American jets targeting an ISIS 'weapons facility' in Raqqa, Syria "may have killed an unknown number of civilians" during an airstrike Tuesday according to statement from US Central Command.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We're sorry. Our pilots have really bad eyesight which is why they keep missing ISIS and killing the Syrian people! Honest!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 25 10:06

Aleppo: Large Number of Civilians Leave ISIL-Controlled Areas for Safer Regions

A large number of Syrian families left the Housing Project 1070 and its surrounding areas in the Southern districts of Aleppo city for refugee camps in other regions of Aleppo province through a safe corridor opened for them by the Syrian army.

The army transferred the Syrian families to protect them from attacks by terrorists' snipers.

Aug 25 09:24

US-TURKEY LAUNCH OPERATION "ISIS SHIELD" TO CLEANSE MODERATE ARABS AND KURDS UNDER THE COVER OF FIGHTING ISIS

Sadly, the Kurds of Syria and Iraq have become the pets and toys of the two-faced gangsters in Washington. If Uncle Sam tells them lay down, they lay down, if he tells them fetch, they fetch.

Aug 25 09:11

The Turkish Invasion Of Syria: Who Is Behind It And Why

By Brandon Turbeville

...The Turkish invasion is predicated on the basis of “fighting ISIS,” a wholly unbelievable goal since Turkey itself has been supporting, training, and facilitating ISIS since day one. Not only that, but Turkey is arriving in Syria with terrorists in tow since, as the BBC reported, “Between nine and 12 tanks crossed the frontier, followed by pick-up trucks believed to be carrying hundreds of fighters from Turkish-backed factions of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA).” If Turkey was interested in stopping terrorism, why would they lead the charges for more terrorists to enter Syria? Indeed, if stopping terrorism was truly Turkey’s goal, it is capable of sealing the border from its own side without any need for invasion so why the war the party?...

Aug 25 08:15

Syria 'No Fly Zone' Is Last-Ditch US Effort To Save Al-Qaeda

"... this de facto "no fly zone" ... may be a US last-ditch effort to prevent Syrian government forces, aided by Russia, from taking back Aleppo and thus breaking the back of the foreign-backed insurgency."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama doesn't want this generation's Vietnam as part of his legacy, no matter how much it costs other peoples' money and lives!

Aug 24 19:18

Why Is Obama Doing Uncomfortably War-Like Things to Syria and Russia?

Usually, when one nation declares war on another there's some kind of announcement. Constitutionally speaking, there are some rules to follow. But maybe there are some exceptions that I didn't hear about in high school civics class, because even if he hasn't made such an outright declaration, President Obama sure is doing some uncomfortably war-like things to Syria and Russia.

Aug 24 15:41

Syria won't reach democracy with Assad, Erdogan says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Syria will never "reach democracy" under the leadership of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Erdogan made the remarks on Wednesday following a joint press conference with visiting US Vice President Joe Biden and hours after the Turkish military launched an operation on Syrian soil under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

The Turkish president also noted that Turkish-backed Syrian militants had retaken the Syrian town of Jarablus from Daesh Takfiri militants following the incursion that involved Turkish tanks and special forces supported by US and Turkish fighter jets.

Aug 24 15:26

US Threat To Shoot Down Syrian Jets Declaration Of War: Analyst

The United States’ threat to shoot down Russian and Syrian warplanes is a declaration of war against these countries, says Scott Bennet, an American political analyst.

The Pentagon’s warning came after US fighter jets tried to engage Syrian Arab Air Force aircraft in Syria last week, but the showdown was avoided as government planes left before the Americans arrived.

Aug 24 15:23

Propaganda For Syrian ‘Regime Change’

Neocons and Clintonites have launched a major campaign with the goal of direct U.S. military intervention and aggression against Syria, potentially leading to war with Iran and Russia.

An early indication emerged as soon as it was clear the Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic Party nominee. Following the California primary, The New York Times reported on State Department diplomats issuing an internal memo “urging the United States to carry out military strikes against the government of President Bashar al Assad.”

Aug 24 14:31

Aleppo Syria ‘Dust Boy’ Image Staged

The war image perfectly serves the neoconservative agenda for supporting ISIS and demonizing the Russian effort to destory ISIS and Al Nusra terrorist targets in Syria.

Aug 24 14:11

Analysts: Euphrates Shield operation targets Kurds, not Islamic State

The operation just launched by Turkey’s armed forces in the border town of Jarablus in Syria, officially targeting the terrorist organization calling itself the Islamic State, is in reality aimed at Syria’s Kurds, analysts interviewed by TASS stated...

Aug 24 14:06

Erdogan confirms Syrian opposition fully controls border town of Jarablus

"The Syrian Free Army and residents of Jarablus have re-established full control over the town," Erdogan said. "They have recaptured all the governmental and official buildings." He said the Islamic State militants were compelled to flee the city. As he mentioned the broader prospects for settling the conflict in Syriua, Erdogan surmised that Syria would not be successful in changing over to democracy under President Bashar Assad’s leadership.

Aug 24 13:04

Did Washington Just Declare A ‘No Fly’ Zone In Syria?

Reading between the lines in today’s Pentagon press briefing, a bombshell US policy shift is becoming more apparent: Syrian forces and their Russian partners are being told that conducting military operations in some parts of Syrian airspace opens them up to being shot down by the US military.

Aug 24 12:55

Syria Condemns Turkish Invasion As "Breach Of Sovereignty" While Joe Biden Meets With Erdogan

Syria's Foreign Ministry, which has the backing of Russia and as of last week, China, condemned Turkey's military incursion against an Islamic State-held Syrian town near its border, aided by aircraft from a U.S.-led coalition, as a breach of its sovereignty, Syrian state television reported. It added that any counter terrorism operations inside its borders had to be conducted in coordination with Damascus and accused Ankara of launching the incursion to replace Islamic State with "other terrorist groups" a reference to rebels.

Aug 24 12:07

EXCLUSIVE: Syrian Envoy to UN Discloses French Ties to Chemical Attacks

Representative of the Syrian Republic to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafery, spoke to Sputnik in an exclusive interview regarding the deadly chemical attacks that took place in Syria back in 2013 and the involvement of France in these attacks.

Aug 24 11:40

The Dangerous Temper Tantrums of US War Hawks. Make Russia and Iran “Pay a Price” for Fighting Terrorism in Syria

Similar to petulant children who do not get their own way, there is an increasingly choir of war hawks in the US who are pushing for a major escalation in the Syrian war. In response to the fading power of Washington in the world, and the success of the Syrian Army, Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, in fighting terrorism in Syria, the war hawks in Washington are calling for blood.

The fact that the government of Bashar al-Assad is still standing after the West has spent the last five years trying to overthrow it is too much for many in the US to accept. Furthermore, with a growing number of major powers forming strategic relationships outside of Washington’s control, US imperialists are increasingly terrified of how the geopolitical landscape is shaping up.

Making Russia and Iran “Pay a Price” for Fighting Terrorists in Syria

Webmaster's Commentary: 

An escalation of the war on Syria, coupled with attacks against Russia, and Iran, are sheer madness.

Unfortunately, just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do is no guarantee that they won't do it.

And of course, if it turns out that internal DNC and White House polls on the upcoming election indicate that Trump is going to win in a landslide, the DNC will be most delighted to "gift" him with a war before he has even taken the Oath of Office in January.

Aug 24 10:04

Damascus slams Turkey’s military 'aggression' into Syrian territory

Syria has denounced Turkey’s recent military incursion into the Syrian territory, backed by the US-led coalition, saying the offensive violates the Arab country's sovereignty.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry condemned Turkey’s military operation in a statement released on Wednesday, Syrian media reported.

The ministry called for an immediate end to the Turkish "aggression," adding that the operation is being carried out under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

Aug 24 09:38

Turkish tanks cross Syrian border in military op to retake city of Jarablus from ISIS

Turkey has launched a ground incursion into Syria targeting Islamic State and Kurdish fighters near the town of Jarablus. Ankara says it wants to take the town to stop cross-border attacks, while the Kurds warn that Turkish troops will get into a quagmire.

“At 4:00 this morning, operations started in the north of Syria against terror groups which constantly threaten our country, like Daesh [Arabic name for Islamic State] and the PYD [he Democratic Union Party of Syria],” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara, adding that the incursion had been prompted by cross-border attacks originating from Jarablus that should be “stopped.”

Aug 24 08:59

French intelligence orchestrated Ghouta poison gas attack: Syria

Syria says that French intelligence agencies orchestrated the deadly chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta to divert UN weapons inspectors from another incident carried out by militants in Aleppo.

On August 21, 2013, hundreds of people were killed in a Sarin gas attack in Ghouta, a massacre that UN inspectors call “the most significant confirmed use of chemical weapons against civilians since Saddam Hussein used them” in Halabja in 1988.

Syrian opposition groups and their western allies claim the nerve gas attacks were launched by the Syrian government. Damascus rejects the allegation, saying the attack was carried out by militants operating inside the country to draw in foreign intervention. Subsequent investigations by the UN and Russia backed Syria’s assertions.

Aug 24 08:58

BEX ALERT - U.S. and Europe Say Assad May Have Kept Some Chemical Weapons

Damascus promised to destroy its entire arsenal, but the world’s chemical weapons watchdog suggests Assad may have squirreled some away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The phony injured boy didn't work, so they are going back to that old stand-by, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION BOOGA BOOGA BOOGA!

Aug 24 08:31

Turkey Invades Syria, Backed By U.S.

By Brandon Turbeville

On Wednesday morning, Turkey abruptly launched an all-out military assault on Syria, sending in tanks, troops, and engaging in airstrikes, in concert with airstrikes from the United States, to the northern portions of Syria near the Turkey-Syria border under the guise of combating ISIS forces. At this time, the military operations seem focused around Jarablus.

According to the BBC, “A dozen Turkish tanks and other vehicles have rolled across the Syrian border after heavy shelling of an area held by so-called Islamic State (IS). Military sources told Turkish media 70 targets in the Jarablus area had been destroyed by artillery and rocket strikes, and 12 by air strikes.”

Aug 24 08:26

WATCH: The Truth About the Syrian Boy Viral Photo

"SyrianGirl" Mimi Al Laham explains the truth about the viral photograph of Syrian boy from war torn Allepo.

The story is really about two boys, one the controlled media wanted you to see, and one they wanted to cover-up.

Aug 24 08:09

A U.S.-And-Allied Hoax Against Assad

On August 18th, the terrific “Moon of Alabama” blogger posted his brilliant exposé of an operation that the U.S. and its allies support and are lobbying to win the Nobel Peace Prize, but that’s really just a group of people who help Syria’s anti-Assad jihadists by medicating their injured jihadists, and by carrying off and disposing of the jihadists’ victims’ corpses. The headline is “The ‘Wounded Boy In Orange Seat’ — Another Staged ‘White Helmets’ Stunt”. This story concerns staged (faked) photos by that Western-funded-and-backed jihadist organization — photos which have prominently been spread in Western ‘news’ media (and here’s an example of that Western propaganda on August 20th, from NPR’s sanctimonious sucker Scott Simon, quoting the New York Times’s sanctimonious sucker Nick Kristof, both of them suckers of their own government’s hoax, and passing it on to their fools who trust their deceived and propagandistic ‘reporting’).

Aug 24 07:46

Turkey sends in the tanks: Ankara launches 'unprecedented' operation to free jihadist-held Syrian town as minister warns country is under attack from ISIS

The military escalation was immediately condemned by Syria's foreign ministry as a 'flagrant violation' of its sovereignty.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Syria operation was aimed at 'putting an end to' border problems caused by ISIS, but he is also targeting Kurdish fighters who are backed by the US.

Aug 24 07:08

New US Commander in Iraq Vows to Retake Key Cities 'On My Watch'

Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend took command Sunday in Iraq and Syria with a pledge to speed up the campaign against ISIS and take back Mosul and Raqqa "on my watch."

"I don't want to make promises, but I intend to have Mosul and Raqqa done on my watch," Townsend told Stars and Stripes on the sidelines of the change of command ceremony in Baghdad in which he succeeded Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland.

Aug 24 07:03

Turkish tanks cross Syrian border in military op to retake city of Jarablus from ISIS

Turkey has launched a ground incursion into Syria targeting Islamic State and Kurdish fighters near the town of Jarablus. Ankara says it wants to take the town to stop cross-border attacks, while the Kurds warn that Turkish troops will get into a quagmire.

“At 4:00 this morning, operations started in the north of Syria against terror groups which constantly threaten our country, like Daesh [Arabic name for Islamic State] and the PYD [he Democratic Union Party of Syria],” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said the military operation would be “short and results-based,” while insisting that it doesn’t violate international law.

Aug 23 22:55

Speaker: Russia Continues Anti-Terrorism Flights from Iran's Western Airbase

Putin fakes left,then he fakes right to Iran and tucks it in and goes up the middle. They are playing mind games with some razzle dazzle.
Make war by Deception.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani announced that the country's airbase in Hamadan is still being used by the Russian fighter jets to conduct anti-terrorism flights in Syria.

Aug 23 15:41

Ron Paul On The US Policy Shift In Syria; Pentagon’s Lost Trillions

Why is the US warning Syria not to shoot back at Kurdish militia members who are firing on Syrian military positions? Because US Special Forces troops are fighting alongside the Kurds. But it also may be a shift in US policy away from its stated focus on ISIS and toward a focus on removing Assad.

Aug 23 15:20

Syrian Perspective

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Recommended by a caller into the radio show. Note the obvious shills in the comments.

Aug 23 15:12

Clintonites Prepare For War On Syria

The Syria Propaganda Campaign

Neocons and Clintonites have launched a major campaign with the goal of direct US military intervention and aggression against Syria, potentially leading to war with Iran and Russia. An early indication emerged as soon as it was clear the Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic Party nominee. Following the California primary, the NY Times reported on State Department diplomats issuing an internal memo “urging the United States to carry out military strikes against the government of President Bashar al Assad.”

Aug 23 10:46

US Ready To Target Russian, Syrian Jets In Syria: Pentagon

The Pentagon has warned Syria and Russia that the US is ready to shoot down their planes, which Washington claims threaten American advisers in northern Syria.

The warning came after US fighter jets had tried to engage Syrian Arab Air Force aircraft in Syria last week, but the showdown was avoided as government planes left before the Americans arrived.

Aug 23 10:36

Pentagon: ‘Exclusion Zone’ in North Syria Not Technically a No Fly Zone

After warning Syria not to fly planes in the Hasakeh Province or risk getting them shot down by US planes in the area, the Pentagon is struggling to convince reporters that there is some sort of distinction between this zone you can’t fly in and a “no-fly zone.”

Fighting erupted between Syrian Army and Kurdish YPG forces in the city of Hasakeh late last week, with the YPG attempting to take the rest of the city, which had long been jointly held and jointly defended, As the fighting escalated, Syrian warplanes bombed Kurdish forces.

The US has its trooped embedded with the Kurdish forces, and argued that the Syrian airstrikes were endangering them. Over the weekend they repeatedly scrambled fighter jets to chase off the Syrian planes, warning they were going to ‘defend themselves.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Pentagon Spokesperson Cook, please: just how stupid do you think Americans are, to swallow this codswallop?!?

What the US government and military have done is to set up a de facto "no fly zone" here, no matter what you call it.

In fact, let's call it "Sherlock", shall we?!? that's a little more charming and elegant than calling it "an exclusion zone"!!

Aug 23 09:44

Russia Underlines Continued Combat Missions from Hamadan Air Base if Necessary

The Russian defense ministry announced on Monday that it has called back its air fleet from Western Iran after accomplishing all planned anti-terrorism missions in Syria, but meantime underlined that similar missions will be conducted from the Hamadan air base in future based on mutual agreement with Tehran.

Aug 23 09:37

DID THE US JUST DECLARE A NO FLY ZONE IN SYRIA?

Over the course of the 5 year-long civil war in Syria, the US has slowly escalated its military involvement. However one significant move which they have so far failed to implement is a No Fly Zone (NFZ) enforced by their aircraft over all (or just part) of Syria.

Despite this, today the US may have tacitly announced just such a NFZ. In a press conference this evening, the Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook, made a number of statements regarding US forces in Syria. These statements came following reports that the US backed SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) had been bombed by Assad Regime aircraft in the city of Hasakah in northern Syria. Such airstrikes were also dangerously close to US Special Forces who were assisting the SDF in their fight against ISIS.

Specifically Peter Cook said that the US would use its airpower “as needed” to protect US personnel and partner operations. The aim of this was reportedly to send a message to other parties to “stay away from our forces”.

Aug 23 09:27

PROPAGANDA FOR SYRIAN ‘REGIME CHANGE'

Neocons and Clintonites have launched a major campaign with the goal of direct U.S. military intervention and aggression against Syria, potentially leading to war with Iran and Russia.

An early indication emerged as soon as it was clear the Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic Party nominee. Following the California primary, The New York Times reported on State Department diplomats issuing an internal memo “urging the United States to carry out military strikes against the government of President Bashar al Assad.”

.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at a United Nations Security Council Session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations in New York on Jan. 31, 2012. [State Department Photo]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My dear Neocons/Clintonites; forgive me for my perplexity here.

The Russian military has been invited by the Syrian government to get rid of all the jihadists, attacking the country of Syria.

To the best of my knowledge and belief, as of today, the US military has NOT been invited to do the same, yet the US military is attempting, directly and indirectly, to bomb the crud out of Syria in order to affect regime change in Damascus.

And yesterday, the following statement was made by a very high ranking military official, to the effect that the US is ready to bomb Russian troops, defending the Syrian government;

Pentagon Says US Ready To Target Russian & Syrian Planes In Syria

Forgive me, but have you all gone collectively barking mad, just to please your Israeli/AIPAC enablers?!?

Israel wants regime change in Damascus in order to ultimately destroy Iran.

The US military, at this point in its existence, does not have the weaponry, the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Our weapons procurement system is incestuous in the extreme, because those same Congressional Representatives who award weapons contracts are those same Representatives getting large contributions from our major arms manufacturers.

And how does this translate?!? By the time weapons are delivered to those military personnel who are supposed to use them, they many times are obsolete, in terms of other countries' weapons development, dysfunctional, and way over budget.

And one of the things which strikes me here is...the timing of this pressure on Obama to escalate this war.

The November election looms large, and I am willing to bet that both the DNC's and White House's internal polling show Trump winning that election in a landslide.

And what could be the nastiest thing the Democrats could possibly conjure, even before Trump takes the Oath of Office?!?

War with Russia over Syria must certainly sound like a delicious option to them.

After all, it is generally never their kids who get who get killed, or maimed for life, in such wars; it's other people's kids.

Aug 23 08:37

SHOCK CLAIM: China accuses West of FAKING photos of bloodied Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh

But a video posted by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV questions the authenticity of the video, claiming it may have been created in order to provide an "humanitarian excuse" for Western countries to become involved in the Syrian crisis.

Republishing the footage under the heading "video suspected of being fake", a voiceover says: "Critics have suggested it is part of a propaganda war, aimed at creating a humanitarian excuse for Western countries to become involved in Syria.

“The workers did not make rapid rescue efforts, and instead quickly set up a camera.”

...

The Kremlin has also accused the West of using Omran's images for "cynical exploitation" and "cliched anti-Russian propaganda."

Aug 23 07:32

Footage Of Boy In Aleppo Is Opportunistic, Vile Propaganda From Western Media

It’s August, 2016 and the Western mainstream press is parading yet another injured child in front of a population of normally uncompassionate audiences in order to drum up support for some type of NATO military action against the secular government of Bashar al-Assad.

Aug 23 07:21

Syrian boy’s image shamelessly exploited for West’s war agenda

How many times have we seen this before? Western media selectively focusing on, or distorting, human suffering in order to fulfill a base political agenda – war – for powerful interests.
It is no coincidence Western media fevered with images of a five-year-old boy, pulled from rubble in Aleppo after an alleged air strike by Syrian government or Russian forces – and the very next day US warplanes were scrambled over northern Syria reportedly to ward off Syrian Su-24 fighter bombers.

American political analyst Randy Martin at crookedbough.com told this author: “This is a prelude to an all-out war in Syria – one that would inevitably bring American and Russian forces into direct confrontation.”

Aug 23 07:06

U.S. Invades Syria, And Warns Russia

On Monday, August 22nd, the United States government — which demands the overthrow of the internationally-recognized-as-legal government of Syria — officially announced that America’s military forces in Syria will continue to occupy Syrian land, no matter what the Syrian government says, and will shoot down any Syrian planes that fly over U.S. forces there and attack them.

Aug 22 16:43

U.S. Renews Calls For Attack On Syria Air Force, U.K. Calls For Safe Zones, Military Action

By Brandon Turbeville

As tension between the West and Russia over the Syrian crisis heats up yet again, a combination effort on the part of elements within the United States and the UK are pushing for direct military confrontation with the Syrian military as well as the Russians. Indeed, after a period of time suggesting a major improvement on the ground, it appears that there is now the possibility of renewed vigor on the part of the imperialist Western powers in their goal to destroy Syria, even at the cost of igniting World War 3...

Aug 22 14:35

A Lawless Plan To Target Syria’s Allies

On Aug. 17, TV interviewer Charlie Rose gave former acting CIA Director Michael Morell a “mulligan” for an earlier wayward drive on Aug. 8 that sliced deep into the rough and even stirred up some nonviolent animals by advocating the murder of Russians and Iranians. But, alas, Morell duffed the second drive, too.

Aug 22 12:09

BREAKING - Israel shells Syria after stray mortar crosses into its territory

The IDF says it has attacked a Syrian Army launch site near Israel’s border in the Golan Heights, after a Syrian mortar landed inside Israeli territory. The initial incident produced no casualties or damage, according to Israeli media.

Aug 22 11:02

China Joins Russia in Syria War? “Enhanced Military Aid” against US Sponsored Terrorists?

If Syria goes, Iran is next, a war if initiated by Washington far more potentially consequential and devastating.

Iran’s population alone makes it an important regional country – four times the size of Syria at around 80 million. Imagine the possible war-related death, injury and displacement toll.

Transforming the Islamic Republic into a US vassal state would give America and Israel unchallenged Middle East dominance.

Russian and Chinese regional influence would wane or be eliminated. The loss of Syrian and Iranian sovereignty would greatly aid the scourge of US imperialism worldwide – Moscow and Beijing the key independent powers standing in the way of its global dominance.

Aug 22 09:23

US Warns Syrian Military… Against Operating Inside Syria!

Just when you thought US foreign policy could not get more absurd. Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, who is listed as “commander of US forces in Iraq and Syria,” has issued a warning to the Syrian military that if its counter-insurgency operations on Syrian soil leave US troops on Syrian soil “feeling threatened,” the US military would “defend itself.”

That needs to be broken down to even be believed.

Aug 22 09:16

SHIFTING ALLIANCES: TURKEY, RUSSIA AND THE KURDS

It is an irrefutable fact that the United States sponsors the militants, but only for a limited period of time in order to achieve certain policy objectives. For instance: the United States nurtured the Afghan jihadists during the Cold War against the erstwhile Soviet Union from 1979 to 1988, but after the signing of Geneva Accords and the consequent withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, the United States withdrew its support to the Afghan jihadists.

Aug 22 08:48

Yemen Offers Russia Use Of Its Airports And Ports In "Fight Against Terrorism"

While Obama was golfing in the midst of another Louisiana natural disaster, and is set to end his vacation so he can do what is truly important, support Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, Putin has been busy making new friends: first he did the seemingly impossible, having rekindled relations with Turkey to the point where Ankara itself is warning it may quit NATO to seek "military cooperation" with Russia, followed quickly by strengthening relations with Iran so that Moscow can now use an Iranian airbase to strike ISIS, much to the angry dismay of the US and the United Nations, the latest stunning pivot toward Russia comes from yet another civil war-torn nation, Yemen, whose former president, Abdullah Saleh, said its newly-formed governing council could work with Russia to "fight terrorism" by allowing Moscow use of the war-torn country's military bases.

Aug 22 08:20

BREAKING: US Occupation of Syria now official

Over the last 24 hours, the United States has made clear its status as a hostile occupational force in Syria. Yesterday, the US issued a communique to the legitimate Syrian government and the Russian anti-terrorist coalition assisting the Syrians. The United States has indicated that it has carved out a swath of Syria with boots on the ground fulfilling the roles of active duty personnel, such as special ops forces, advisors, trainers, mechanics, and supporting units. The US has declared a no fly zone and threatened to target and shoot down Syrian and Russian planes within Syrian airspace [over the Kurdish autonomous region - ed].

Aug 22 07:12

‘Media activist who photographed ‘Aleppo boy’ applauds terrorist activity in Syria’

Mahmoud Raslan, the photographer who snapped the photo of a five year-old boy after he was rescued from the rubble in Syria, has now been accused of fraternizing with terrorist groups in the region.

Back in July, Raslan was spotted by online users posing for a picture with the terrorists that filmed themselves beheading a Palestinian child. The photographer responded to the allegations, claiming that he didn't know the men were part of any specific militant group.

Aug 22 06:56

US military commander warns Russia and Syria: 'We will defend ourselves'

The warning came days after Syrian troops attacked an area where US special forces have been operating

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Think carefully, and you will realize this comment is about as silly as Hitler declaring he will defend himself after invading France!

Aug 21 19:34

This is a historic and dangerous development which only increases the chances of total war [analysis of the latest US involvement in the conflict]

Over the last 24 hours, the United States has made clear its status as a hostile occupational force in Syria. Yesterday, the US issued a communique to the legitimate Syrian government and the Russian anti-terrorist coalition assisting the Syrians. The United States has indicated that it has carved out a swath of Syria with boots on the ground fulfilling the roles of active duty personnel, such as special ops forces, advisors, trainers, mechanics, and supporting units. The US has declared a no fly zone and threatened to target and shoot down Syrian and Russian planes within Syrian airspace.

Aug 21 08:44

TURKEY ALIGNS WITH RUSSIA AND IRAN; SYRIA BOMBED KURDS, NEARLY HIT US COMMANDOS

On the fifth anniversary of the US government declaring that Assad must go, the battle for Aleppo rages and major political and military realignments are in the works. Syria bombed Kurdish security forces (Ayaysh), with US commandos nearby. The US scrambled fighter jets, warned Syria, and now patrol that airspace. Russia has increased airstrikes and is using an air base in Iran.

Russia is also deploying a combat ship to the Gulf of Aden. There are unconfirmed reports of US nuclear weapons moving from Turkey to Romania.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And a reminder; the US does not have the permission of the Syrian government to be there.

Aug 21 08:00

Kremlin Presses Turkey for Access to NATO's Incirlik Air Base, Home to US Nukes

ROTFWLMFAO! Sorry! Couldn't help it!

Russian officials have reached out to Ankara to request access to the American-built base as a convenient launch pad for airstrikes in the Syrian theater, but it remains to be seen whether such cooperation will roil NATO’s feathers.

Aug 20 16:53

Henry Lowendorf: What we saw in Syria goes against everything we read in the United States

“When you go to Syria, which I did last month, the popularity of the government and the Syrian Arab Army is rampant. It's not out of some dream fantasy. It comes obviously from the government and the army being the only thing between living a secular life on the one hand and the hatred and violence of ISIS and the various other terrorist groups underwritten by the terrorist Saudis and US and their allies on the other. The refugees who don't leave Syria do not flee to the terrorist side, they flee to the government side, in huge numbers. So would all of us in similar circumstances. Syrians do not want their country turned into Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, or any of the other countries the US has liberated.”

Aug 20 10:49

Syrian regime jets hit Kurdish positions, even after US warning

Syrian regime jets pounded US-backed Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria for a second day, even after the US-led coalition scrambled jets to protect its military advisers working on the ground.

In another escalation of Syria's bloody conflict, warplanes from President Bashar al-Assad's regime were bombarding the city of Hasakeh -- targeting Kurdish forces that for months have worked closely with coalition military advisers helping local fighters combat the Islamic State group.

On Thursday, the United States sent fighter jets to head off air strikes conducted by regime planes and to protect coalition advisers, but the Syrian planes had left by the time they arrived.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that I have to, once again, politely remind the US government and military that the Sovereign Country of Syria does not have to do ANYTHING the US government or military orders them to do, because it is THEIR COUNTRY, and not ours.

Russia was invited to take care of the jihadists by Syrian President al-Assad; the US government has not been invited to do so.

Aug 20 10:47

The Boy in the Ambulance: US State Department Funded Groups Behind Latest ‘Iconic Image’ Designed to Demonize Russia and Encourage Further Bloodshed in Syria

You could, for example consider the source of this image and the claim that Russia or Assad is to blame: the Aleppo Media Center. The Aleppo Media Center is a project of the Syrian Expatriates Organization (SEO). The SEO is what it sounds like, a group of American citizens of Syrian extraction who have their offices on K Street in Washington, D.C., a street that is famous for being the center of the American political lobbying industry, with numerous think tanks, lobbyists, and advocacy groups based there. The SEO received generous funding over the past few years (to the tune of $4-500,000) from unknown donors, although government agencies like USAID and NED are likely sources. The SEO appears to have played a prominent role in fostering the carnage in Syria from the outset.

Aug 20 10:41

Failed Coup in Turkey, Escalating War in Ukraine, The Battle For Aleppo, Freedom for Saif al-Gaddafi in Libya

With the provocations in Crimea and treachery in Syria hopefully Russia will get it’s revenge by helping Syria crush this NATO terrorist invasion. Syria is on the offensive seizing back the most of the 1070 apartments and the air force technical college. They made other important gains in Damascus, Latakia, and Deir Ezzor but of course the war continues. In Libya the power of the green resistance continues to grow despite the dirty war being waged on the country by NATO. In Turkey Erdogan is on the rampage purging his opponents. In Crimea the situation is tense but thankfully the people have been spared a wave of terror bombings and assassinations thanks to the quick response of the FSB and the Russian military. Donbass remains under fire it’s plight forgotten by the outside world which continues to ignore the menace of fascism in Ukraine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, these setbacks have caused the power elite in DC to feel cornered and wounded; and there are very few things more dangerous to peace in the world than people feeling cornered and wounded.

Aug 20 09:52

US Sets Up New Military Base in Hasaka

The US has set up a new military base in Hasaka, Northeastern Syria, under the pretext of demining the region, Kurdish sources said on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's the real reason the US is warning Syrian planes not to fly over that part of ... Syria. Pictures of a US military base inside Syria without the permission of the Syrian government would be "embarrassing" and not a good thing for the American voters to see right now!

Aug 20 09:49

Syrian jets fly over oil-rich Hasaka despite US warning

Syrian government warplanes were in the air again Saturday over the flashpoint northeastern city of Hasakeh, despite a US warning against new strikes that might endanger its military advisers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You can see the absurdity of all this. The US does not have the permission of Syria's government to be in Syria, yet the US has the gall to warn Syrian pilots not to fly over certain portions of their own country!

Aug 20 09:16

Aerial close encounter between US, Syrian jets

Two American F-22s on patrol over Hasakah, Syria, flew within a mile of two Syrian Su-24 fighter jets and "encouraged" them to leave Friday, a US defense official told CNN.

The close encounter comes only a day after two Syrian warplanes attacked the Kurds, a key US ally, forcing US special operations forces to be withdrawn from their position in northern Syria.
The American aircraft are part of the beefed-up US air combat patrols in the area that the Pentagon had announced following Thursday's attack.
The pilots of the F-22 Raptors tried to call the Syrian aircraft cockpit-to-cockpit but got no response, the US official added.
US defense officials had told CNN earlier that the military had pulled US special operations forces from their northern Syria position after the Syrian military began bombing nearby, attacking Kurdish positions in and around the city of Hasakah.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Barbara Starr, and Ryan Browne: it is apparent that I need to politely remind you that Russia's military was invited to get rid of the jihadists by the sitting, and democratically elected, President Al Assad; the US military has not been invited to do so.

The US government's narrative, over the last 4 years, has been to create regime change Syria, and, by any means necessary, install a Western-centric government in Damascus, no matter what the cost is to the Syrian people.

One can only speculate what the US government is going to be willing to do, if either Russia, or the Syrian Army shoots down, or kills on the ground, more of the US government's alleged "moderate rebels"

And I would also like to politely remind both of you that, should there be a military confrontation between the US military and the Russian military over Syria, the US military does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional military confrontation against Russia.

Yes, the US government spends an obscene amount of money on military hardware and software; but the bang for its buck is completely neutered by the incestuous relationship between defense contractors, and those politicians which both green light defense contractors, and willingly take campaign contributions from those same defense contractors.

Aug 20 08:14

Images of Syrian Boy Remind Us of the Forgotten Victims of Permanent War

Waking Times

In the above snapshot taken this week, 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh is shown after his home in Aleppo, Syria was targeted by airstrikes and rescue crews then pulled him from the rubble. His family is dead. The video and images of Omran have gone ‘viral’ on the internet in recent days, reminding us who exactly it is who pays the price in endless, inter-generational warfare.

Webmaster addition: There are indications that this photo is a fake, to build a case for direct US invasion of Syria. The Boy is seen scratching his "wound" in the video, and considering that there is a nearby bombed house, it is suspicious that we see 15 first responders just standing there doing nothing.

Aug 20 06:20

The "Wounded Boy In Orange Seat" - Another Staged "White Helmets" Stunt

Mahmoud Raslan, a photojournalist who captured the image, told the Associated Press that emergency workers and journalists tried to help the child, identified as 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh, along with his parents and his three siblings, who are 1, 6 and 11 years old. "We were passing them from one balcony to the other," Raslan said, adding: "We sent the younger children immediately to the ambulance, but the 11-year-old girl waited for her mother to be rescued. Her ankle was pinned beneath the rubble."

Aug 19 15:24

Washington Hawks Prey On Syrian Killing Fields

Official Washington loves to show heartbreaking images of wounded Syrian children with the implicit message that it’s time to invade Syria and impose “regime change” (rather than commit to peace talks), a dilemma addressed by Michael Brenner.

Aug 19 14:40

Footage Of Boy In Aleppo Is Opportunistic, Vile Propaganda From Western Media

By Brandon Turbeville

It’s August, 2016 and the Western mainstream press is parading yet another injured child in front of a population of normally uncompassionate audiences in order to drum up support for some type of NATO military action against the secular government of Bashar al-Assad.

The picture of a little boy, seemingly injured in some type of bombing incident, sitting alone in an orange chair in the back of an ambulance, blood stains on his face and covered in dust from cracked concrete also comes in video form, footage that lasts for about two minutes, showing the boy being carried to a well-equipped ambulance (with English writing on some of the equipment). The boy’s story is also accompanied by “heart wrenching” stories from “activists” in east Aleppo alleging the crimes of the Syrian government and the horrific situation in the area...

Aug 19 13:30

The “Wounded Boy In Orange Seat” – Another Staged “White Helmets” Stunt

As the story is told:

Mahmoud Raslan, a photojournalist who captured the image, told the Associated Press that emergency workers and journalists tried to help the child, identified as 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh, along with his parents and his three siblings, who are 1, 6 and 11 years old.”We were passing them from one balcony to the other,” Raslan said, adding: “We sent the younger children immediately to the ambulance, but the 11-year-old girl waited for her mother to be rescued. Her ankle was pinned beneath the rubble.”

An internet search for “Mahmoud Raslan”, the claimed “photojournalist”, finds no other pictures or videos attributed to that name.

There are about 15 men standing around the scene and doing nothing. (Next to a “just bombed” site in a warzone? No fear of a double-tap strike?) At least two more men, besides the videographer, are taking pictures or videos.

Aug 19 11:39

Pentagon sends jets, warning as Syria bombs near US-backed Kurds

The US-led coalition scrambled planes near the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah, after Syrian SU-24 airplanes dropped bombs “dangerously near” the US Special Forces operators embedded with the Kurdish YPG militia in the area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A little fact we should all keep in mind here. While Russia is in Syria at the express invitation of Syria's government, the United States is not! Legally, they have no basis for sending warplanes into Syria or dropping bombs anywhere on Syrian sovereign territory.

Just in case you hadn't figured out who the bad guys are!

Aug 19 10:13

Raw: Russian Jets Leave Iran For Syria

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear US-backed terrorists.

DUCK!!!!!!!

Aug 19 09:33

#Aleppo Boy: Ash-covered child brings home horror of Syrian war to the world

Most media sources have described the attacks as coming from either the Syrian military or Russia, largely because the video was first shared by an anti-government activist group, the Aleppo Media Centre, and posted on its Youtube channel late Wednesday night.

However, there is still no confirmation as to the source of the attacks.

Aug 19 09:15

Actor says he impersonated Russian mercenary in Syria for Sky News report

A Russian actor claims the recent Sky News documentary about undercover Russian mercenaries in Syria was staged. RT spoke a man who claims to have impersonated one of the fighters the British outlet spoke to.
In a recently-aired Sky News investigation the channel claimed it uncovered facts about Russian mercenaries in Syria operating undercover.

One of the key pieces of evidence provided was an interview conducted by Sky News’ Moscow correspondent, John Sparks, who spoke to two males who allegedly comprised part of a secret Russian force, called “Wagner” operating in Syria.

One of them, named Dmitry said that some 500 to 600 people of the unit died while serving in the country. The faces of the men were hidden and voices changed “to protect their identities.”

Following the report, Russian television channel, NTV, aired its own investigation, claiming to have found Dmitry, who apparently turned out to be a Russian actor living in Moscow.

Aug 19 07:21

Russian Warships Launch Cruise Missiles on al-Nusra Front Targets in Syria

Russian warships of the Black Sea Fleet conducted three launches of the Kalibr cruise missiles on al-Nusra Front targets in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The strikes destroyed a terrorist command center and a base Dar-Taaza, as well as a major plant producing mortar ammunition and a large arms depot in the Aleppo province, the ministry said.

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Aug 19 06:55

George Galloway explains the truth behind ISIS and the conspiracy

Aug 18 13:39

Ten Times Worse Than Hell: A Syrian Doctor On The Humanitarian Catastrophe In Aleppo

In the latest escalation of the war in Syria, Russia has begun launching airstrikes from an Iranian air base. The New York Times reports this marks the first time since World War II that a foreign military has operated from a base on Iranian soil. The move comes as fighting has intensified around Aleppo, Syria’s largest city.

Aug 18 11:19

Video: Russian Military Build up in and around Syria

The Russian aircraft-carrying missile cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, with about 15 Su-33 and MiG-29K/KUB fighter aircraft and more than a dozen of Ka-52K, Ka-27 military helicopters and Ka-31 airborne early warning & control rotorcraft aboard, is also expected to be deployed to the eastern Mediterranean to conduct air strikes on terrorist targets in Syria and ensure the air defense of the Russian military grouping located at the Khmeimim Air Base.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what happens if Turkey "gifts" the base at Incerlik to the Russian military?!?

Things are moving quickly in this part of the world, and definitely NOT to Washington's liking.

Aug 18 10:25

US: Russia’s Use of Iran Bases Could Violate UN Resolution: Russia Points Out That's Obviously Not the Case

The US State Department is claiming that the Russian use of an Iranian air base for strikes against ISIS in Syria could violate UN Security Council Resolution 2231, and claims to be consulting “our lawyers” to decide if it amounts to a violation.

Resolution 2231 bans Iran from obtaining nuclear-capable ballistic missiles or combat aircraft, though the State Department claims it can be used to do a lot of other things, and that Russia having military assets inside Iran might amount to the “transfer of military technologies” to them.

Russian officials are pointing out that’s obviously not the case, and that no aircraft or supplies are being transferred to Iran, they’re just using an Iranian base. The language of the resolution does not suggest any ban on Iran allowing the use of their air bases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short message to the US State Department; the lies simply are not working, folks; you have far too many very thoroughly engaged, on-line citizens, who remember very clearly when the US and the world was fed that codswallop about "Iraq's weapons of Mass Destruction", and therefore can never believe anything the US government says, ever again.

Aug 18 09:51

Manipulated Intel Lets US Presidents Escape Blame for Starting Wars

Allegations that US Central Command (CENTCOM) analysts manipulated Daesh intelligence assessments could indicate attempts to provide a false justification for future wars, National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower William Binney told Sputnik.

Aug 18 08:59

Obama and Hillary 'created the conditions for ISIS’ – Former Pentagon official

Aug 18 06:58

Concealing US Lethal Aid to ISIS-Daesh-Al Qaeda Terrorists. West’s Media-Driven Deception in Syria Falling Apart

The wagon wheels are already coming off of the NATO-GCC ‘regime change’ road show in Syria.

Now, foreign policy buffoons in Washington are resorting to some of the most desperate tactics seen yet, including more semantic maneuvers to try and conceal their lethal aid for jihadist terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

Washington’s latest PR thrust began last week when it was proudly announced in the US media Al Nusra Front (Al Qaeda in Syria) was ‘rebranding’ itself into a newer, supposedly kinder and gentler terrorist moniker, “Syrian Conquest Front.” Charming.

Aug 17 17:31

As our cultural heritage in Syria hemorrhages, villagers work to restore it

Reports continue nearly daily of yet more damage to our archeological treasures Syria. A few examples include the recent ISIS destruction at Tal Ajaja, one of Syria's most important 2nd century AD Assyrian period. "More than 40 percent of Tal Ajaja was destroyed or has been ravaged by IS recently" has revealed Khaled Ahmo, the Director of Antiquities in Hasakeh

Aug 17 14:13

Russian Long-Range Bombers Target ISIS From Iran’s Hamadan Airfield – MoD

Russia’s long-range Tu-22M3 bombers have delivered their first airstrikes on terrorist targets in Syria operating from Iranian airbase.

Aug 17 13:48

The United States’ favoured autocrats

Lawrence Davidson says the US does not care if its allies are murderers, corrupt thieves or racists as long as they help it spread capitalism, achieve resource reliability, and ensure security for its allies and strategic advantage over old enemies.

Aug 17 12:49

Does Russia Need Turkish Incirlik Airbase for Operation in Syria?

A Turkish political analyst spoke to Sputnik about the Russian-Turkish cooperation in the fight against terrorism after Iran allowed Moscow to use its Hamadan airbase for strikes against Daesh and al-Nusra Front in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oops!

Aug 17 07:46

The True Story Of How War Broke Out In Syria

Enlisting the aid and cooperation of local followers of Salafism allowed the Libyans to move in Deraa without attracting any suspicion. The local men were the ‘front’ for the operation.

The CIA agents running the Deraa operation from their office in Jordan had already provided the weapons and cash needed to fuel the flames of revolution in Syria. With enough money and weapons, you can start a revolution anywhere in the world.

In reality, the uprising in Deraa in March 2011 was not fueled by graffiti written by teenagers, and there were no disgruntled parents demanding their children to be freed. This was part of the Hollywood style script written by skilled CIA agents, who had been given a mission: to destroy Syria for the purpose of regime change.

Aug 17 07:43

Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian Rebels

And, as if that weren’t enough, even the definitive analysis of the evidence that was performed by two leading US analysts, the Lloyd-Postal report, concluded that, «The US Government’s Interpretation of the Technical Intelligence It Gathered Prior to and After the August 21 Attack CANNOT POSSIBLY BE CORRECT». Obama has clearly been lying.

Aug 17 07:40

Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi: Lessons for Erdogan

"Turkey and Russia have agreed that the next government in Syria must allow everyone to freely practice their beliefs, it must be comprehensive and secular", Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Cavusoglu said in an interview with Turkey's NTV.

"Our vision of the future of Syria coincides with the Russian one, - he continued. - The situation in Syria is getting worse every day. We have always said that it is only a political solution that can give Syria stability within the framework of saving the lives of civilians, distinguishing between moderate counteraction and terrorist groups and ensuring humanitarian aid."

Thus, it is clear that the Turkish side no longer insists on the immediate resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but it still support "moderate" insurgents. - See more at: http://www.pravdareport.com/world/asia/turkey/15-08-2016/135329-erdoga...

Aug 17 07:22

Proof: US and NATO-backed ‘Rebels’ Are NOT Fighting ISIS

The reality, outside of the Washington-London “classified” reality bubble is that these US-NATO-GCC-backed ‘moderate rebels’ (terrorists) have, more or less, the exact same objectives as ISIS, and unless they are fighting over control over money or illicit black markets, their shared collective goal is the overthrow of the Syrian government in Damascus via ‘regime change’ and an end to a secular, multi-religious nation-state of Syria. Put simply: their flag designs and online brands may differ, but they are effectively one in the same. So it only stands to reason that if the US-NATO allies are wholeheartedly backing this rebel-terrorist ‘armed opposition’ conclave, then despite their highfalutin rhetoric, US-NATO allies are also supporting an end to the secular multi-religious nation-state in Syria.

Aug 16 22:38

Iraq allows Russia access to their airspace

Iraq has given the Russian Air Force full access to their airspace in order to combat the terrorist forces like the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) that are occupying eastern Syria.

This move by the Iraqi government came just hours after the Russian Air Force landed their first fighter jets at the Hamedan Airbase in Iran.

Aug 16 22:31

'Russia anti-ISIS airstrikes from Iran base show model cooperation lacking in West'

Russia's new partnership with Iran is a model kind of military cooperation which has been lacking so far in the West regarding the Syrian conflict, and is the type of action needed to defeat the menace of Islamic State, says political commentator John Wight.

Aug 16 13:19

Open Letter Of Aleppo Doctors Is Easily Torn Apart – Bottom Of The Barrel Propaganda

By Brandon Turbeville

In 2016, we have become accustomed to relatively childish and easily deconstructed propaganda narratives that are circulated by the U.S. State Department and its mainstream media mouthpieces in order to discredit the Syrian government and drum up support for a NATO-led war on the secular government of Bashar al-Assad.

From scares related to chemical weapons (later demonstrated to be the work of NATO’s terrorists), unproven and largely discredited claims that Assad is “killing his own people” or even that Assad is “supporting ISIS” has become the order of the day in American media. Recently, however, the State Department, office of origin of the “Ghaddafi is handing out Viagra to rapists” propaganda line, has issued yet another pathetic propaganda ploy against the Syrian government – an alleged letter written by alleged doctors alleging that the Syrian military is encircling Aleppo in order to allegedly kill civilians.

Aug 16 12:15

China Sides With Russia In Syrian War, Will Provide "Aid And Military Training" To Assad

Ever since the return of the Syrian war in 2015, which has seen both US alliance forces and as - of last - September, Russian forces too, jousting for political influence in the region under the guise of fighting ISIS while in reality either seeking to oust or preserve the Assad regime, one major player was missing: China.

That is about to change as the last major superpower enters the world's most volatile - and dangerous - region.

Beijing and Damascus have agreed that the Chinese military will have closer ties with Syria, and provide humanitarian aid to the civil war torn nation, a high-ranking People's Liberation Army officer said, adding that the training of Syrian personnel by Chinese instructors has also been discussed, according to Xinhua.

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Aug 16 12:10

Russia’s “Permanent Military Base” in Syria: Moscow just tipped the Balance of Power in the Mediterranean

Though there has been remarkably little discussion of the subject in the Western media, Russia last week quietly acquired for the first time in its modern history a proper permanent base in the Mediterranean.

Following negotiations between the Syrian government and Russia an agreement dating to 2015 has now been ratified by Russia turning the Russian air base at Khmeimim in Syria into a permanent base. In other words Russia will retain the base at Khmeimim beyond the conclusion of the Syrian conflict, and its presence there has just been made permanent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF in fact this is made permanent, this base is a true game-changer in the Middle East.

Aug 16 11:43

China To Begin Aid And “Assistance,” Cooperation With Syrian Government

By Brandon Turbeville

According to the South China Morning Post, the Chinese military will soon begin providing assistance and aid to the Syrian government, an agreement which was made on August 14...

Aug 16 08:45

Russia, for First Time, Uses Iranian Base for Syria Campaign

Russian bombers launched attacks in Syria from an Iranian air base for the first time on Tuesday, potentially altering the political and military equation in the Middle East.

Long-range Tupolev-22M3 bombers, which would otherwise have to fly from Russia, used an Iranian base near Hamadan to hit a series of targets inside Syria, according to a brief statement from the Russian Defense Ministry.

The agreement to let Russia use the base significantly deepens the country’s military role in the region, most obviously in Iran. And it could help solidify Russia as the main broker of any future peace agreement in Syria.

Aug 16 07:56

Obama and Hillary DID Found ISIS - This 2012 US Government Memo Proves It

The latest “OMG, Trump said that!” moment is The Donald’s claim that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are, correspondingly, the “founder” and “cofounder” of ISIS. True to form, the media reaction has been to shriek in outrage that he would cast aspersions on such august personages.

As of this writing, not one American media source of which this writer is aware has brought up in relation to Trump’s claims the August 2012 report (declassified and released in 2015 under a FOIA request from Judicial Watch) from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) stating that “there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in Eastern Syria, and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime.” The “supporting powers” are identified as “western countries” (no doubt including and led by the United States), “the Gulf States” (presumably including and led by Saudi Arabia), and “Turkey” (just Turkey).

Aug 15 20:59

Russian Warships Attack Terrorists in Aleppo

The Russians have the terrorists between the devil and the deep blue sea!

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian naval force in the Mediterranean Sea targeted the terrorist groups stationed in the military academy region in Aleppo.
Al-Hadath news website quoted military sources as saying that the Russian warships launched cruise missile attacks against the terrorists' positions at the arms college in the military academy region.

Aug 15 20:54

Russia Responds To Loss Of Helicopter - Heavy Tu-22M3 Bombardments Of ISIS Positions In Syria

Published on Jul 14, 2016
Russia Responds To Loss Of Helicopter - Heavy Tu 22M3 Bombardments Of ISIS Positions In Syria

Now that some of these are being based in Iran it's a shorter trip to Syria with a bigger bomb load to kill terrorists.

Aug 15 20:48

Russia deploys jets at Iranian Airbase to combat insurgents in Syria (Pictures)

Game over! Russian Strategic Aviation will be flying out of Iran!

Al-Masdar News has obtained exclusive photos of Russian warplanes being deployed to the Hamedan Air Base in western Iran.

Currently, the strategic TU-22M3 bombers take flight from southern Russia at Modzok airfield; however, this newly signed military agreement with Iran will allow Russia to reduce flight time by 60%, saving the Kremlin both money and improving airstrike effectiveness.

Aug 15 11:22

Updates From On The Ground In Syria

Going through my files, I found two short clips. In the first clip, the driver says terrorists are 200 metres from the cement factory we will pass. The second video is driving along the road in Ramouseh neighbourhood, a road which is heavily sniped by terrorists occupying the region beyond the cement factory in Sheikh Saeed.

Aug 15 10:37

Updates From On The Ground In Syria

Going through my files, I found two short clips. In the first clip, the driver says terrorists are 200 metres from the cement factory we will pass. The second video is driving along the road in Ramouseh neighbourhood, a road which is heavily sniped by terrorists occupying the region beyond the cement factory in Sheikh Saeed.

Aug 15 08:14

Seymour Hersh On White House Lies About Bin Laden's Death, Pakistan And The Syrian Civil War

In The Killing of Osama bin Laden, Seymour Hersh offers a compelling alternative version to the details that led to bin Laden’s death. He also investigates unproven assertions justifying the US’s thus far disastrous involvement in the Syrian civil war. Truthout recently interviewed Hersh about the book.

Aug 15 08:10

Thousands of Saudi-Backed Terrorists Ready to Enter Syria via Border with Jordan

Saudi intelligence officers have been training at least 7,000 anti-Syria fighters in Jordan’s territories and plan to dispatch them to the war-hit country via its Southern borders to distract the army from the war in Aleppo, Arab media disclosed.

“Over 7,000 men have been trained in a Saudi-established military camp in Jordan near the border with Syria’s Dara’a province, and now they are ready to be dispatched to join other terrorists’ battle against the Syrian government and army,” the Lebanese al-Manar reported.

“There are several British and western military trainers and advisors in the Saudi-established camp. The western officers are to accompany the fighters in their war against the Syrian government,” the paper said.

Aug 15 07:59

That's Awkward: Why is Washington Cheering al-Qaeda Linked 'Heroes' in Aleppo?

The Obama administration’s policy in Syria of opposing Assad at all costs has led the United States to make strange bedfellows arming non-Jihadist Salafist groups who are unfortunately led by a cadre of fighters from the former al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front.

Aug 15 07:58

Russian Bombers Annihilate Jihadi Bases, Weapons Depots, Tanks in Syria

Six Russian long-range bombers hit Daesh (known colloquially as ISIS) positions outside Deir ez-Zor destroying the terror network’s command centers, ammunition depots, and numerous tanks. The terrorists suffered major casualties in the airstrike according to the Defense Ministry.

Aug 15 07:08

Main results of Syria truces: Terrorists add 7,000 to ranks, get arms & munitions – Lavrov

While agreeing that three-hour ceasefires are not enough to alleviate the humanitarian crises in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov pointed out that earlier short-term truces had only helped terrorists replenish munitions and their ranks.
“The main issue is not that there’s anyone unwilling to alleviate the humanitarian situation, but it is of utmost importance that terrorists would not be getting reinforced with militants, guns and munition supplies under the humanitarian aid disguise,” Lavrov said.

The Russian FM said that Moscow and Washington had managed to enforce 48-hour or 72-hour truces in various parts of Syria before.

“The main results of those pauses was an insignificant relief in the humanitarian situation, while terrorists added 7,000 people to their ranks, not to mention huge amounts of arms and munitions they received,” he said.

Aug 15 06:40

Russia just tipped the balance of power in the Mediterranean

Though there has been remarkably little discussion of the subject in the Western media, Russia last week quietly acquired for the first time in its modern history a proper permanent base in the Mediterranean.

Aug 15 05:41

Team Clinton focuses on the demise of Hezbollah

There is reportedly one aspect of Clinton’s Middle East policy that has been detailed and is ready for implementation following her inauguration once details are coordinated with Israel, NATO and the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). It is being advocated by AIPAC on Capitol Hill and among Clinton operatives at the DNC and details how the Clinton administration “must destroy Hezbollah and cut off Tehran’s anti-Arab, anti-Sunni and anti- Christian hegemonic lifeline for its rapidly escalating domination of the Middle East.”

Aug 15 05:37

EX-CIA DIRECTOR WHO ENDORSED CLINTON CALLS FOR KILLING IRANIANS AND RUSSIANS IN SYRIA

FORMER ACTING CIA Director Michael Morell said in an interview Monday that U.S. policy in Syria should be to make Iran and Russia “pay a price” by arming local groups and instructing them to kill Iranian and Russian personnel in the country.

Morell was appearing on the Charlie Rose show on PBS in the wake of his publicly endorsing Hillary Clinton on the New York Times opinion pages.

Clinton has expressed support for increased military intervention in Syria against Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian government. Iran and Russia are backing Assad.

Aug 13 07:34

Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Putin made this comment in October 2015, the US corporate media were quick to denounce him and scream, "How dare you? How DARE you?? How DARE you DARE ... to DARE?!?" But declassified State Department documents and the recent DNC email leaks confirm that Putin was telling the truth, and the corporate media, as usual, was full of bovine excrement.

Aug 13 07:05

Thousands of Saudi-Backed Terrorists Ready to Enter Syria via Border with Jordan

Saudi intelligence officers have been training at least 7,000 anti-Syria fighters in Jordan's territories and plan to dispatch them to the war-hit country via its Southern borders to distract the army from the war in Aleppo, Arab media disclosed.

Aug 13 06:55

Bondarev: Russian Aerospace Forces operating in Syria have all necessary means to combat terrorism

Russian Aerospace Forces Commander Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev affirmed that the Russian Air Forces operating in Syria have all the requirements of the implementation of combating terrorism mission.

Aug 12 15:24

How Media Distorted Syrian Ceasefire’s Breakdown

Coverage of the breakdown of the partial ceasefire in Syria illustrated the main way corporate news media distort public understanding of a major foreign policy story. The problem is not that the key events in the story are entirely unreported, but that they were downplayed and quickly forgotten in the media’s embrace of themes with which they were more comfortable.

Aug 12 14:35

Syrian Refugees Resettled On Remote Scottish Island Of Bute Complain Their New Home Is 'Full Of Old People Waiting To Die'

A scheme designed to offer Syrian refugees a fresh start away from their war-torn homeland has backfired after two families said the Scottish island they were sent to is “full of old people waiting to die” and they would rather be in Glasgow or Manchester.

Aug 12 13:52

Aleppo: The Reality Is Not Good News for Americans

Emerging reports from Syria suggest United States naval and special warfare elements may be assisting extreme jihadists break out of embattled Aleppo. Unconfirmed reports of US warships sharing intelligence with the group Jeish al-Fatah, also suggest US Special Forces elements may be trapped within the surrounded city. If confirmed, these reports would not be the biggest surprise to objective observers. Al Nusra and Al Qaeda, along with ISIL having changed identities a dozen times supersedes any adamant amazement by now. As the Syrian civil war seems to be winding down, we must begin to question America’s real role in this catastrophe.

Aug 12 13:15

Russian Bombers Target ISIS Chemical Weapons Plant Near Raqqa, Syria – MoD

Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers have destroyed an Islamic State chemical weapons factory and killed numerous personnel with concentrated high-explosive munitions airstrikes around the terrorist stronghold Raqqa in Syria.

Aug 12 11:17

Russia to hold naval drills near Syria from mid-August: agencies

Russia plans to start naval exercises in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea on Aug. 15, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday, citing the Russian defense ministry.

Russian warships The Serpukhov and The Zelyony Dol, which are equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles, will take part in the exercises, the defense ministry said.

The navy plans to test fire rockets during the drills, the agencies reported.

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A not-so-subtle threat for the US NOT to be messing with Syria militarily.

As reported at http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/05/24/kalibr-russia-naval-sys... in May of this year:

On the 9th of December 2015 Russia fired a group of 3M14K cruise missiles from Kalibr-PL system at Islamic State positions from the Improved Kilo-class submarine B-237 Rostov-on-Don deployed in the Mediterranean. It was the first real-world test of its Kalibr land attack cruise missile – a game changer, making Russia a member of the elite club of countries. By launching its first combat strikes from a submarine, Russia demonstrated to the West that it now has the capability formerly monopolized by the US and its allies. The Kalibr 3M-54 (NATO codename – «Sizzler», SS-N-30A) is a long-range, low-flying cruise missile capable of carrying conventional or nuclear warheads. It has land-attack, anti-ship and anti-submarine variants. The missile has a second stage that performs a supersonic sprint in the terminal approach to the target, reducing the time that target's defense systems have to react. The Kalibr is designed to share common parts between the surface and submarine-launched variants but each missile consists of different components, for example, the booster. The missile can be launched from a surface ship with a Vertical Launched System (VLS) and a booster with thrust vectoring capability. The missile launched from a submarine torpedo tube can use a conventional booster instead. The air launched version is held in a container to be dropped after the missile is fired. During its terminal phase, the missile locates its target through a mix of coordinates and onboard image recognition, essentially matching an uploaded image of the target to what the missile sees in front of it. If all goes to plan, the missile’s 1,000-pound payload of high-explosive is then guided straight to the target for a violent impact.

Pretty formidable, all right!!

Aug 12 08:56

WIKILEAKS Proves TRUMP IS RIGHT: Hacked Emails Include Info On Hillary’s Arming of Jihadists, Including ISIS

Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke to the National Association of Home Builders on Thursday morning.

Trump repeated his line that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama created ISIS.
He even went further and said Hillary Clinton was the MVP of ISIS.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew that the US was sending arms from Libya to Syria back in 2011, a year before the Benghazi consulate attacks.

Hillary Clinton denied she knew about the weapons shipments during public testimony (under oath) in early 2013 after the Benghazi terrorist attack.

Aug 12 07:55

WIKILEAKS CLAIM: Hillary Gave Weapons To ISIS

So it seems like Hillary Clinton may have committed perjury – again. Back in 2013, Sen. Rand Paul grilled Clinton about her knowledge of weapons making their way into Syria:

Aug 12 07:18

Russian Defense Ministry: Bombers destroyed ammunition warehouse and chemical ammunition plant for ISIS in Raqqa

Russian Defense Ministry announced on Thursday that long-range bombers hit a number of ISIS sites and fortified positions in Raqqa province, northern Syria.

The Ministry said in a statement that four long-range bombers Tupolev-22M3 “took off from a base in Russia to deal a pinpoint strike with high-explosive fragmentation bombs against facilities of the terrorist group called [ISIS] southeast, north and northwest of Raqqa.”

“The attack eliminated a large warehouse containing weapons, ammunition and fuel and lubricants near Raqqa, a chemical ammunition plant on the northwestern outskirts of the city, and a large field training camp. The terrorists suffered heavy material damage. A large number of militants were killed,” the Russian Defense Ministry added.

Aug 12 07:07

Pentagon Refuses To Disclose How Many U.S. Troops Are Fighting ISIS

The United States will deploy dozens of special operations forces to northern Syria to advise opposition forces in their fight against Islamic State, a major policy shift for President Barack Obama and a step he has long resisted to avoid getting dragged into another war in the Middle East.

Given this new “strategy,” if we can even call it that, I thought it’d be useful to share with readers the 16 times Obama has publicly promised over the last couple of years to not send ground forces into Syria.

Aug 12 07:06

WITH LIBYA, US NOW HAS GROUND FORCES IN FOUR WARS

While it is impossible to know all the dirty deeds of America’s sprawling global empire, news that US ground forces are now fighting in Libya means that US troops are involved in at least four active wars:

Afghanistan: A planned draw-down of troops in 2015 was curtailed by President Obama to leave more troops for combat and advisory missions. This week, US forces were forced to abandon military equipment that then fell into the hands of ISIS.

Iraq: After a removal of major combat forces in 2011, Iraq has become a battleground once again. President Obama has sent roughly 4,600 troops in for combat and advisory roles and built a new base in northern Iraq called “Firebase Bell.”

Syria: Though the US had been supporting Syrian rebel groups, including jihadists, since 2013, US troops have entered the fighting in the country. In January of this year, US special forces took control of a military base in northern Syria.

Aug 12 06:56

Washington Escalates Covert Backing for Al Qaeda Militias in Aleppo

The encirclement of Washington’s extremist groups inside Aleppo, who have been reduced to a diminishing pocket in the city’s north and western sectors in the face of a redoubled Syrian offensive backed by Russian air power and Iranian ground forces, came as a humiliating reversal for US imperialism. Washington has orchestrated a relentless civil war in Syria since 2011, killing hundreds of thousands of Syrians, without achieving its aim of toppling the Damascus regime and installing a neocolonial puppet government.

Aug 11 19:32

End of ISIS? Turkey forms super alliance with Russia to ANNIHILATE Islamic State in Syria

TURKEY has called for a partnership with Russia to help wipe the Islamic State off the face of the Earth.

Aug 11 16:58

The Criminality Of American And British Illegal Immigrants In Syria

IT’S REALLY 19TH CENTURY BEHAVIOR IN THE 21ST CENTURY. YOU JUST DON’T INVADE ANOTHER COUNTRY ON PHONY PRETEXTS IN ORDER TO ASSERT YOUR INTERESTS.
— SECRETARY OF STATE, JOHN KERRY, “MEET THE PRESS”, MARCH 2ND, 2014

Were it not so serious it would be hilarious. The British have voted to leave the European Union on the basis of the combination of a pack of lies by Government Ministers backing the “out” campaign and a whipped up xenophobia about all those “foreigners” taking jobs, homes, places on public transport etc.

Aug 11 10:49

Barack Obama Slips Up - We're training ISIS/ISIL

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Oops!

Aug 11 10:32

ISIS Video Shows US Training Rebels in Syria

A new ISIS propaganda video is raising a lot of concerns for the US military operation inside Syria, as it includes substantial footage of the rebel New Syrian Army (NSA) being trained by US special operations forces, inside Syria, in the lead-up to an ISIS attack which forced a retreat.

The propaganda video itself centers on the US giving weapons to the NSA forces, and ISIS getting a hold of many of those weapons after routing the rebels in a failed attack on ISIS border crossing al-Bukamal. That’s old news though, and the footage of the training is a much more serious issue.

Where did the video come from, and how did ISIS get it? It’s unclear why the Pentagon would want to be recording their covert training operations inside Syria, particularly in the lead-up to an offensive. This raises the very real possibility that ISIS has so substantially infiltrated this “vetted” rebel force that they’re able to take substantial video of their operations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a palm to forehead moment, at warp speed, upon reading this.

We have an Administration in DC which is deeply enmeshed in an "the end justifies the means" mind set, without any moral compass whatsoever, so the arming, training, and funding of ISIS jihadists is perfectly acceptable if it creates regime change in Damascus.

How " old Soviet Union" of them!!!

Never mind the pain and misery it is inflicting on the people of Syria and Iraq; those people are simply "collateral damage" to DC.

Aug 11 10:19

HomeNewsNearly 7,000 terrorists mass near Aleppo as Moscow brokers humanitarian ceasefires

Nearly 7,000 heavy armored terrorists have taken positions southeast of the key Syrian city of Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry says. The build-up comes as Moscow brokers a three-hour daily truce for the embattled city.
“The most alarming situation has unfolded in the southwest outskirts of Aleppo,” Lieutenant General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the main operations department of the Russian General Staff, told reporters on Wednesday.

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The Jihadists (and the US government) understand that once Aleppo falls, it is all over.

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