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Dec 07 12:43

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 07 12:38

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis and the Spirit of Trumpism

When it comes to foreign policy, the incoming Trump administration displays a split personality.

Mattis exemplifies the dual nature of the new administration.
This was readily apparent during the campaign, when, on the one hand, Donald Trump told us we were lied into the Iraq war, that NATO is “obsolete,” and that we have no business supporting regime change in Syria – and, on the other hand, he declared that he would crush ISIS, that it was a mistake to leave Iraq, and that we have to “rebuild our military,” as if we don’t already spend as much as the top ten defense spenders.

Dec 07 10:43

WORDPRESS BOWS TO ERDOGAN’S DEMANDS

At the request of Erdogan, WordPress censors a critical Turkish blog that collects Turkey-related cartoons.

Here is a sampling of what was censored … (From the banned Blog)

Dec 06 15:52

Rebel commander in Aleppo say they have agreed to withdraw from Aleppo following talks btw people in Turkey & UN

Dec 06 13:01

Iranophobes on Parade – Philip Giraldi

Will Iran be the target of the Trump regime?

Hopefully someone will convince Donald Trump that the real answer to eliminating the “Iranian threat” is not war.

One of the most discouraging aspects of the filling out of the Donald Trump cabinet is the array of Iran haters that seem to be lining up in the foreign policy and national security areas.Trump has been personally advocating sensible policies relating to Russia and Syria but he appears to have gone off the rails regarding Iran, which just might be attributed to those who are giving him advice.

Dec 06 10:38

WikiLeaks Documents Reveal Sinister Relations Between Erdogan And ISIS

Accusations and allegations that the Turkish government - and, specifically, members of Erdogan's family- has an active role in the oil smuggling from areas that are controlled by the “Islamic State”, were some of the most important subjects that were breached but never confirmed in 2015. Today, the leaking of all the emails from the Turkish energy minister by Wikileaks confirms these allegations.

Dec 06 10:22

WHY TURKEY IS SEEKING CLOSE COOPERATION WITH RUSSIA IN SYRIA?

The sudden thaw in Turkey’s relations with Russia and latent hostility towards America is partly due to the fact that Erdogan holds the US-based preacher, Fethullah Gulen, responsible for the July coup plot and suspects that the latter had received tacit support from certain quarters in the US; but more importantly Turkey also feels betrayed by the duplicitous American policy in Syria and Iraq, and that’s why it is now seeking closer cooperation with Russia in the region. In order to elaborate American duplicity in Syria, let us settle on one issue first: there were two parties to the Syrian civil war initially, the Syrian regime and the Syrian opposition; which party did the US support since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in August 2011 to June 2014, when the Islamic State overran Mosul in Iraq?

Dec 05 16:02

Forget Italy, Turkey Is The Main Course

While investors are focused on Italy, Bloomberg's Mark Cudmore warns that another Mediterranean country is poised to grab their attention very soon. A currency crisis in Turkey is rapidly deteriorating, setting the stage for dramatic and unscheduled central bank action.

The lira has weakened by more than 11% in the last six weeks against an equally weighted dollar-euro basket. This devaluation is exacerbating the situation rather than providing a relief valve.

Dec 05 12:51

Forget Italy, Turkey Is The Main Course

While investors are focused on Italy, Bloomberg's Mark Cudmore warns that another Mediterranean country is poised to grab their attention very soon. A currency crisis in Turkey is rapidly deteriorating, setting the stage for dramatic and unscheduled central bank action.

The lira has weakened by more than 11% in the last six weeks against an equally weighted dollar-euro basket. This devaluation is exacerbating the situation rather than providing a relief valve.

Dec 04 18:49

Turkey Proposes Trade With China, Russia And Iran In Local Currencies

Turkey is taking steps to allow commerce with China, Russia and Iran to be conducted in local currencies, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, the government's latest effort to shore up the tumbling lira.

Dec 04 09:26

MAJOR FOREIGN POLICY SHIFT: TURKEY ABANDONING EU FOR SCO

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on November 20 that Turkey did not need to join the European Union «at all costs». Instead, it could become part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), or Shanghai Pact. The Turkish leader said he had already discussed the idea with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The SCO is a Eurasian political, economic, and military organization founded in 2001 in Shanghai. Its members are Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan speak Turkic languages.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Economically and geopolitically, for a lot of reasons, it makes far more sense for Turkey to joint the SCO than the EU; Erdogan has called this correctly.

Dec 02 13:43

Erdogan Demands Turks Exchange Their Dollars To Gold, Lira

Early this morning, in yet another session of panicked selling, the Turkish Lira crashed to new record lows to just shy of USDTRY 3.60, momentarily going bidless as the currency plunged nearly 400 pips in seconds, after Turkish President Recep Erdogan said the path for investors will be opened with lower interest rates, and urged the central bank to imitate Japan and U.S. where rates are low: “why should we go around with 14-15 percent?”

The answer is simple: the currency tends to drop when an economy is seen as weak, the political regime unstable, or - yes - a central bank cuts rates, which Turkey, as shown in the chart below, can not afford if it hopes to maintain a stable economy with the lira already at all time lows.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is, how can Erdogan actually FORCE the Turkish people to do this, save for some Executive Decree, under the still existing "Emergency Powers" he possesses, and if he does that, how will he get the Turkish people to comply?!?

House to House raids by the Turkish military?!?

Oh, THAT's just going to be SOOOOO appealing to the Turkish people!!

Dec 02 11:45

Turkey ratifies Turkish Stream gas pipeline project. Ukraine starts counting losses

The intergovernmental agreement with Russia on the construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline was ratified in the Turkish Parliament. As many as 210 out of 223 parliamentarians voted for the decision, Milliyet wrote. Seven MPs voted against it; six others abstained. Russia and Turkey officially signed the agreement about the Turkish Stream on October 10... Naftogaz of Ukraine has refused to implement the costly project to reconstruct infrastructure objects. The contract was originally evaluated at $155 million. The company found the investment inappropriate after Moscow and Ankara came to an agreement to build the Turkish Stream gas pipeline. The money was supposed to be used to reconstruct the stations involved in the transportation of Russian natural gas to Turkey.

Dec 02 10:18

Assad cannot remain in power: Turkish FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu Friday said that Syrian President Bashar Assad cannot remain in power, speaking during a visit to Beirut.

Dec 02 09:31

THE BATTLE FOR ALEPPO IS OVER, NOW THE REAL WAR HAS BEGUN

THE RESPONSES TO ALEPPO

Within hours of the news that the Sunni militant resistance in eastern Aleppo collapsed, the U.S. House passed House Bill 5732, authorizing an investigation into creating a No-Fly-Zone over Syria.

In other words, the U.S. House is looking for ways to start a hot war in Syria with Russia. This may just be more impotent sabre rattling by a fading group of back-bencher neoconservatives – think Lindsay Graham and John McCain– but it is something that bears witness all the same.

The goal of a No-Fly Zone is to implement the ‘Plan B’ strategy to break Syria up into two separate countries. Then they can create some form of Greater Kurdistan across parts of Syria, Iraq, Iran and eastern Turkey.

Russia’s deployment of S-300 and S-400 missile defense systems around Syria and delivering them as well to Iran is an important counter-move to this plan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember that we have mentioned, on this site, the possibility of an outgoing Obama administration "gifting" President-elect Trump with one, if not two wars, before he has had the opportunity to take the Oath of Office?!?

The time between now, and 20 January, when Trump does take the Oath of Office, is one of the most critically dangerous times in the history of this country.

I mention this because this is the time frame when the execution of a false flag operation, to get the US into a shooting war with Russia, may well take place, courtesy of many elements, inside and outside the US government.

Dec 02 04:50

Putin confirms Russia had nothing to do with attack on Turkish forces — Erdogan

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin he received a confirmation Russia had nothing to do with the recent attack on Turkish forces in Syria. The daily Turkiye reports Erdogan was speaking at a working breakfast with parliament members. "Over the past week we’ve had three conversations with Mr. Putin. He said that Russia had nothing to do whatsoever with the attack on the Turkish forces," Erdogan said, adding that in his opinion "the attack was staged by the forces of the regime," in other words, the Syrian army. "Also, we discussed efforts by our countries to deliver humanitarian aid to Syria. I asked Mr. Putin about attacks on schools and hospitals in Aleppo. I asked him who dealt the strike and he replied it was not Russia. We did not mount such attacks, either, so I asked who did that," the daily quotes Erdogan as saying.

Dec 01 15:42

Turkish Lira Crashes To All Time Lows, Biggest Drop Since Failed Coup Attempt

The relentless dollar rally continues to slam the Turkish lira, which has been printing fresh all time lows on a daily basis, and today has been no exception, tumbling over 1.8%, and pushing the USDTRY to an all time high above 3.50.

Dec 01 09:23

CONFIRMED: Russia negotiates with Turkey for surrender of Jihadis in east Aleppo

Financial Times provides confirmation that as claimed by The Duran in early November Turkey is brokering talks between Russia and the Jihadis in eastern Aleppo for them to surrender the eastern districts of the city.

Dec 01 09:08

Did Turkey Just Declare War On Syria?

By Brandon Turbeville

On Tuesday, ISIS supporter Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a speech that many have interpreted as a declaration of war on Syria. During a typical Erdogan rant, the Turkish Prime Minister stated, “Close to one million people died in Syria, and they continue dying. Where is the U.N.? What are they doing? We kept saying ‘patience, patience, patience’ but could not take it any more and entered Syria. We are there to bring justice. We are there to end the rule of the cruel Assad, who has been spreading state terror.”

This last sentence is the point of contention. After all, the original stated purpose of “Operation Euphrates” was to beat back ISIS, not to defeat Assad...

Dec 01 08:57

Operation in Syria only targets terror, Erdo?an clarifies

Turkey’s military operation in Syria is not against any country or person but terror groups in general, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has said, in contrast to earlier remarks that Turkey’s objective was to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following.

“The aim of the Euphrates Shield Operation is no country or person but only terror organizations. No one should doubt this issue that we have uttered over and over, and no one should comment on it in another fashion or try to [misrepresent its meaning],” Erdo?an said at a 30th gathering with village chiefs at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on Dec. 1.

On Nov. 29, Erdo?an sought to explain the reason for Ankara’s military offensive into Syria, saying: “We entered there to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror. [We didn’t enter] for any other reason.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Erdogan just blinked.

And possibly, the wisdom of thinking about the impact of what he says before words come out of his mouth, has just occurred to him, in a blinding vision of light.

Turkey's military actions here are about preventing the formation of an independent Kurdistan on the Turkish/Syrian border.

Nov 30 09:11

Kremlin asks Turkey to explain Erdogan's remark about toppling Assad

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's statement that his forces in Syria were there to topple President Bashar al-Assad had come as a surprise to Moscow and that it expected an explanation from Ankara.

In a speech on Tuesday, Erdogan condemned what he said was the failure of the United Nations in Syria and cast Turkey's incursion in August, when it sent tanks, fighter jets and special forces over the border, as an act of exasperation.

"We are there to bring justice. We are there to end the rule of the cruel Assad, who has been spreading state terror," Erdogan said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Erdogan may have just been mouthing off. He has to know that any promised support by the US against Russia might well vanish when Trump takes office.

Nov 30 08:23

Kremlin asks Turkey to explain Erdogan's remark about toppling Assad

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's statement that his forces in Syria were there to topple President Bashar al-Assad had come as a surprise to Moscow and that it expected an explanation from Ankara.

"The announcement really came as news to us," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

"It is a very serious statement and one which differs from previous ones and with our understanding of the situation. We hope that our Turkish partners will provide us with some kind of explanation about this."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's encouraging that Reuters felt they finally had to cover this, but were 24 hours late on the story, compared to the independent media:

Erdogan declares war on Syria, 29 November 2016

Nov 30 03:33

Turkey Has Declared War On Syria – Does This Mean That World War 3 Is About To Erupt In The Middle East?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has just announced that the only reason Turkish military forces have entered northern Syria is to “end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad”.

Nov 29 16:30

Erdogan: Turkey Entered Syria to ‘End the Rule of the Tyrant Assad’

On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that his country’s armed forces were not just in Syria to battle ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists (and, uncomfortably for U.S. policymakers, America’s Kurdish allies) but were on a mission to overthrow the Syrian regime.

Nov 29 16:29

URGENT: Turkey invades Syria to remove Bashar al-Assad

Turkey has been illegally running soldiers, artillery and infantry in and out of Syria for much of the duration of the present conflict. Now, however, the proxy and shadow war, which Turkey has been waging against the Syrian Arab Republic, has just become official.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has just announced that Turkish troops have entered Syria with the intention of removing President Assad from power. It is a formal declaration of war.

Nov 29 12:14

Official: Turkey Indirectly Fighting against Syria

A Syrian official underlined that Ankara is technically at war with Damascus given its lack of coordination with the Syrian army in al-Bab city Northeast of Aleppo province. "Considering its campaign against the terrorist groups in Aleppo, the Syrian army is fighting against Turkey indirectly" as the latter is in on the opposite side and helping the terrorists in the same region, Samir Sulayman, a high-ranking official at Syria's defense ministry, said. He explained that since the Syrian army is fighting against the terrorists in different parts of the country, specially Aleppo, it has indirectly entered a battle against Turkey because the terrorist groups are enjoying Ankara's arms support and consultations. Sources close to the Syrian dissidents disclosed last week that the Turkish army has deployed anti-aircraft 'Stinger' missile system to the regions near al-Bab city Northeast of Aleppo province.

Nov 29 11:25

Turkey entered Syria to end al-Assad’s rule: President Erdo?an

The Turkish military launched its operations in Syria to end the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said Nov. 29.

“In my estimation, nearly 1 million people have died in Syria. These deaths are still continuing without exception for children, women and men. Where is the United Nations? What is it doing? Is it in Iraq? No. We preached patience but could not endure in the end and had to enter Syria together with the Free Syrian Army [FSA],” Erdo?an said at the first Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform Symposium in Istanbul.

“Why did we enter? We do not have an eye on Syrian soil. The issue is to provide lands to their real owners. That is to say we are there for the establishment of justice. We entered there to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror. [We didn’t enter] for any other reason,” the president said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I nearly fell out of my chair, upon reading this, and thought, "Is this some horrific mistranslation?!? Has this guy utterly lost his reality licence?!?

But I googled the headline, and this came up in over 5 different times, in 5 different, credible resources, and yes, the headline is absolutely correct; Turkey has just declared war on the government of Syria.

There is however, a slightly different "spin" on this, courtesy of Russia Today (rt.com) In its coverage it added the following caveat: "However, many observers have said that Ankara aims to suppress Kurdish forces in Syria and prevent them from connecting three de facto autonomous Kurdish areas into one enclave south of the Turkish border."

Putin will not let a decap strike against Al-Assad happen.

So what's Erdogan's plan to avoid military conflict with the Russians, if regime change in Damascus is really his goal here?!?

Has President Obama, and NATO's Secretary General Stoltenberg given Erdogan some kind of covert promises to come in and assist, if the going gets rough against the Russian military (which it will)?!?

IF the answer to that question is in the affirmative, then the US government is on it's way to war with Russia and World War III even before Donald Trump gets to take the Oath of Office.

And what are the corporate presstitutes saying about this right now?!?

Absoflippinglutely NOTHING; zero, nada, zip.

Nov 29 06:24

Turkey Tries to Mark Territory in Syria, Suffers a Harsh Rebuke

The Russian President Vladimir Putin found himself in an altogether new role on Friday when his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan phoned him to lodge a complaint about Syrian military. Putin probably expected the phone call since an air attack on a Turkish contingent on November 24 in northern Syria had killed 3 Turkish soldiers and injured ten others. Turkey feels outraged, but is unsure whether it was a solo Syrian attack or a quasi-Syrian show. An intriguing detail here is that November 24 also happened to be the first anniversary of the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey, killing the pilot. A strange coincidence, indeed. But the Russian military maintained that the attack was not carried out by them. The Turks apparently know that the jets took off from a base which is under Russian control. Erdogan, conceivably, would prefer to accept the Russian version...

Nov 28 12:16

De Facto NATO “Invasion” of Syria? US, Turkey Military Operations in Syria Are Intervention

Turkish forces, backed by US-led coalition aircraft, began a military operation dubbed Euphrates Shield to clear the Syrian border town of Jarabulus and the surrounding area of the Daesh, outlawed in Russia and many other countries. As Jarabulus was retaken, the joint forces of Ankara, the coalition and Syrian rebels continued the offensive southwest.

“There is no coordination between us on the one side and Turkey and the United States on the other… We believe that the actions of these two countries in northern Syria are interference in our internal affairs, aggression and intervention,” Brig. Gen. Samir Suleiman, Head of the Media Affairs of the Syrian Army’s Political Office, said.

Nov 28 12:15

Syrian Army and Kurdish YPG Launch Joint Advance East of Aleppo, Confronting Turkish-Led Forces

The Syrian army and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) launched a joint military operation against the ISIS terrorist group east of Aleppo city on November 24. Their forces reportedly liberated at least 2 villages in the area: Sheikh Kife and Nirbeh. Pro-government sources also argue that they liberated Juba and Halisah, but they had alredy been in the hands of YPG. Clashes between pro-government force and ISIS were also reported near Tal Shair.

Nov 28 10:35

Turkey's Erdogan escalates war of words with European Union

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the European Union Saturday that Turkey could extend by at least another three months a state of emergency that has been in place since the failed July coup. In a public address in Istanbul, Erdogan launched another attack on the EU just days after the European Parliament voted to back a freeze in accession talks with Ankara.

"Maybe the state of emergency will be extended by three months and then maybe another three months," Erdogan said. "This is a decision for the government and the parliament." He also threatened to restore capital punishment, a decision that would effectively end Ankara's longstanding bid. And he added that he would listen to Turkish citizens rather than people named "Hans" and "George," picking two common European first names.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right now, the hard truth is that Turkey and Europe need each other, particularly because of the immigration deal Europe still so desperately needs to ease the flow of immigration to their respective countries.

Erdogan has shown his proclivities for dictatorship, post-failed coup, and that may work for a while, if the Turkish people actually think he and his government can keep them safe; however, if this proves to not be true, you may well see gigantic demonstrations against him, and a snap election - allowed under the Turkish Constitution - through which to replace him.

Nov 28 07:43

PANIC STATIONS: Secret plan to WALL OFF Europe if Turkey unleashes '3m migrant tsunami'

EUROPEAN countries have hatched a secret plan to frantically wall off the north of the continent if Turkey goes through with a threat to open the floodgates for millions of migrants, it emerged tonight.

States in central Europe and the Balkans have been put on red alert for another massive wave of asylum seekers after Recep Tayyip Erdogan handed the extraordinary blackmail note to EU leaders.

And now Serbia has revealed it has drawn up emergency plans to follow in the footsteps of neighbours Bulgaria, Macedonia and Croatia in constructing a huge barrier which would seal off most of the continent.

Nov 26 11:57

Erdogan Threatens To ‘Open Border Gates’ To Allow Migrants To Flow Into EU

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that his government will open its border gates to allow migrants to flow into Europe if it is pushed any further by the EU. It comes after lawmakers in the bloc voted to halt membership talks with Ankara.

Nov 25 15:49

Erdogan warns Europe that Turkey could open migrant gates

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Friday to unleash a new wave of migrants on Europe after lawmakers there voted for a temporary halt to Turkey's EU membership negotiations, but behind the fighting talk, neither side wants a collapse in ties.

Nov 25 15:07

Closing Doors? EU Lawmakers Call For Stop To Turkey Membership Talks

Members of the European Union Parliament have voted in favor of calling for a temporary halt to EU membership talks with Turkey.

Nov 25 10:14

Turkey’s “Unofficial” Invasion: Syrian Airforce Responds by Targeting Turkish Ground Forces in Northern Aleppo

Last night, the Syrian Air Force delivered air strikes on the Turkish Armed Forces near the ISIS controlled town of al-Bab in northern Syria, according to local sources in the Aleppo province.

The Turkish military confirmed that three Turkish soldiers and 10 others wounded (one of them seriously)were as result of an air strikes thought to be carried by the Syrian military. The wounded soldiers were taken to the hospital in the Turkish province of Gaziantep, bordering Syria.

Ankara added that the attack occurred at around 3:30 am (0030 GMT) in the course of the Turkish-led military operation (code-named Operation Euphrates Shield) in the area of al-Bab.

At the same, non-official Turkish and Syrian sources said that the attack resulted in killing over 5 Turkish soldiers and wounding of 16 others.
Meanwhile, intense fighting is ongoing between Turkey-led forces and Kurdish YPG forces in the province of Aleppo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder as to what the odds are of direct Turkish/Russian military confrontation in Syria, should things get very nasty very quickly here.

And at that point, what will the US government and military do?!?

Nov 25 08:43

European Parliament suspends negotiations with Turkey on EU membership

At a plenary session in Strasbourg, the European Parliament approved a resolution calling on the EU to suspend negotiations on Turkey’s membership over the actions of the Turkish authorities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Most likely because the Turkish authorities have flat-out said they are planning to move closer to Russia and China.

Nov 25 02:52

Giant Turkey Struts Around Wal-Mart Parking Lot

This was pretty darn funny. I don't think I'd ever seen a live turkey before. This was up near Napa Calif. There were a lot of turkeys just roaming around the city. They were pretty big and looked mean, like you wouldn't want to mess with them.

Nov 24 11:02

Turkey Claims Syria Attacked Its Soldiers; Claims Disputed By SOHR And Even ISIS

By Brandon Turbeville

Three Turkish soldiers were killed and 10 were wounded as a result of combat operations in Northern Syria on November 24. The Turkish military is blaming Syria but virtually every other observer has disputed those claims including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a notorious anti-Assad propaganda outfit and even ISIS itself...

Nov 24 09:26

Invasion of Syria by NATO Member State: Turkey Establishes Second Military Base in Syria.

Turkey has set up a military base in Akhtarin in the province of Aleppo, according to local media activists. The Turkish army, Special Forces and intelligence agencies are expanding their presence in northern Syria amid ongoing clashes between pro-Turkey militant groups and the SDF over the possibility to seize from ISIS the key town of al-Bab.

On November 21, Kurdish forces attacked pro-Turkey militant groups in Sheikh Nasir and seized the village.

Earlier this year, reports appeared that the Turkish Armed Forces set up a military base south of al-Rai.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very lousy development in the Western war against Syria, and may well put Turkey in direct conflict with Russian forces.

Nov 24 08:57

West Already Weaponizing Fake News

Maybe the internet will not succumb to the latest Western crusade against “fake news”.
You really know that masses of people are living within a mind-control matrix when the greatest, most pervasive purveyors of fake news denounce others for the practice.

And yet they do so without the slightest hint of awareness about their own monstrous hypocrisy.

“Fake news” has become a hot issue following the surprise US election victory of maverick business tycoon Donald Trump. Supposedly serious Western media outlets have highlighted the spread of hoax stories purporting to be news reports as having swayed the presidential race in Trump’s favor against his rival, Democrat career politician Hillary Clinton.

Nov 24 08:55

The Upcoming War On The Alternative Media By The Deep State Mainstream Media

This declaration of war was typified by Google and FaceBook
The Mainstream Media (“MSM”), fully owned and co-opted by the Deep State Plutocrat/ Oligarch Elite, are extremely unhappy that Donald Trump won the 2016 Election.

They did not bank on this, and were completely and totally confident that their trillions of dollars of money issued by the Federal Reserve and international central banks, control of the National Security State as represented by the Military Industrial Complex, and bought and paid for representatives in the United States Legislature (Congress and Senate), Executive Branch, and Judiciary would have ensured their victory.

So what turned this election around, to upset the proverbial apple cart and deliver the Presidency to Donald J. Trump?

Nov 24 08:52

‘We are at war with Russia’: EU Parliament resolution to counter Russian media

The resolution is a sign of the “political degradation” of the western “idea of democracy” - Putin

For decades the EU has been lecturing Russia and touting freedom of speech as one of its core principles, but hypocritically dismissed it as an unnecessary luxury once their narrative was challenged, RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said.

“We of course are extremely disappointed, this is really outrageous,” Simonyan said on the subject of the EU’s so-called anti-Russia propaganda resolution.

Nov 22 10:03

China says would consider Turkish membership of security bloc

China said on Monday it was willing to consider any application from NATO-member Turkey to join a Russian and Chinese-led security bloc, after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said his country could join.

China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan formed the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in 2001 to fight threats posed by radical Islam and drug trafficking from neighboring Afghanistan.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Turkey was already a "dialogue partner" of the regional bloc and had for a long time closely cooperated with it.

China attached great importance to Turkey's wish to strengthen that cooperation, he told a news briefing.

"We are willing, together with other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and in accordance with the rules of its legal documents, to seriously study it on the basis of consensus consultation," Geng added, without elaborating.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Deftly played,Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang!

With the coming breakup of Europe, post-Brexit, the SCO has to be looking pretty attractive to other countries, including Turkey, right now!!

Nov 22 08:34

Turkish Students In Britain Have Scholarships Revoked In Post-Coup Crackdown

Turkish university students in Britain accused of backing a coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are being stripped of their scholarships and have had their allowances stopped.

The Turkish government has accused 30 students studying in the UK of having links to the Gulen group, headed by the cleric Fethullah Gulen, who it claims was behind the attempted coup of July 15.

Nov 21 07:41

NEW BLOW TO EU: Turkey to ditch isolated bloc new power alliance with Russia and China

TURKEY has signalled plans tol ditch ties with the increasingly isolated European Union and instead concentrate on a new global power alliance with Russia and China.

Nov 20 10:06

Turkish Media Lights Up with Gen. Michael Flynn’s Call to Extradite Gulen

Check the comments.

Turkish media have picked up an opinion piece by key Trump foreign policy adviser Gen. Michael Flynn calling for the extradition of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, while at least one Turkish official has expressed eagerness to work with an incoming Trump administration to have the cleric returned to his home country.

Nov 20 09:59

TURKISH CLIENT PAID TRUMP ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN’S COMPANY “TENS OF THOUSANDS” OF DOLLARS FOR LOBBYING

DONALD TRUMP HAS repeatedly promised to “drain the swamp” of Washington corruption. The new ethics pledge he announced Wednesday would prohibit registered lobbyists from working for his transition team or administration.

But Trump’s supposed aversion to lobbyists has not harmed the fortunes of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, one of Trump’s earliest and most visible supporters, now a vice chair of the transition team and a rumored frontrunner for the influential post of national security adviser.

On election day, Flynn published an opinion piece for The Hill urging U.S. support for Turkey’s controversial strongman president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and pushing for the extradition of Erdogan’s political rival, Fethullah Gülen, who now resides in Pennsylvania.

Nov 14 10:20

Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield is Shielding What? Deconstructing Syria, Turkey’s illegal Invasion

Turkey, in a bid to legitimize its uninvited, illegal incursion into northern Syria, has created several media platforms specifically reporting on what it calls “Operation Euphrates Shield.”

Operation Euphrates Shield, according to official Turkish government statements, aims at “securing” a buffer zone in northern Syria spanning from the Euphrates river in the east and extending all the way to Azaz in the west. This is also coincidentally the exact same buffer zone US policy think tanks have called for since at least 2012 – specifically seeking Turkey to implement it.

Despite claims that Turkey’s actions are necessary to “stop” the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS) and help end the deadly conflict raging in Syria, it is clear that instead, Turkey is carving out territory specifically to shelter militants fighting the Syrian government in an attempt to perpetuate, even expand the violence for as long and as extensively as possible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS... is US foreign policy, on drugs in Syria!!

Nov 12 09:03

Trump & Woolsey: Was There a Bait-and-Switch?

The day after Trump’s election, Woolsey was interviewed by the CBC and asked about U.S. national security priorities. Woolsey responded that it was necessary “to get straight who our friends and adversaries are.” He asserted that “Israel is our friend,” while he called Iran “the world’s leading terrorist state” and insisted that the nuclear agreement with Iran “is so bad it needs to go.” Tehran reached a deal with world powers (including the U.S.) on its nuclear program in July 2015. The Israel lobby has reportedly been trying to undermine the agreement ever since by linking Iran with ISIS terrorism.

Woolsey also called Russia and North Korea “problem states,” and when asked if a new relationship with Russia could be possible under Trump as president, he answered that it “has to be based on Russian performances, not Russian promises,” adding that “Russia’s got to stop conquering its neighbours, like Ukraine.”

Nov 08 16:18

The U.S./Turkey Plan For "Seizing, Holding, And Occupying" Syrian Territory In Raqqa

By Brandon Turbeville

As the U.S. Presidential selection circus draws to a close, the United States and Turkey have announced a new plan to defeat ISIS, the same terrorist organization both countries have created, funded, armed, and facilitated, in Syria. The plan revolves around the conquering, occupation, and governing of sovereign Syrian territory in the East, most notably Raqqa.

According to the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, after meeting with his Turkish counterpart, that “The coalition and Turkey will work together on the long-term plan for seizing, holding and governing Raqqa.”...

Nov 08 06:44

Erdogan blasts West as Turkey's Kurdish party boycotts parliament

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Europe on Sunday of abetting terrorism by supporting Kurdish militants and said he did not care if it called him a dictator.

Turkey drew international condemnation for the arrest on Friday of leaders and lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the second-largest opposition grouping in parliament, as part of a terrorism investigation.

The government accuses the HDP, which made history last year by becoming the first Kurdish party to win 10 percent of the vote and enter parliament, of financing and supporting an armed Kurdish insurgency, which it denies.

The HDP announced a partial boycott of parliament on Sunday, saying it was "halting its legislative efforts" and that its deputies would stop participating in sessions of the legislature or meetings of parliamentary commissions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the serial Turkish genocide of Kurds.... doesn't matter?!?

These people are "irrelevant"?!?

Erdogan may well not care if people call him a dictator or not; but unless he resolves the issue of the Kurdish presence in Turkey in a peaceful, inclusive way, he is asking for a civil war.

There is no "democracy" in Turkey at this point; and NATO members had better damned well get their collective heads around that reality, and right now.

Nov 06 09:04

Kurdish Politician: US Blocking Syrian Army Advances in Raqqa

A senior Kurdish politician blasted the US for impeding ISIL's defeat in Iraq and Syria through its support for Turkish intervention.

Nov 05 10:41

> TURKEY ROCKED BY PROTESTS AFTER HIGH-PROFILE ARRESTS

The Turkish authorities have arrested the leaders of the country’s main pro-Kurdish opposition party as part of an ongoing terrorism inquiry.

The arrests have drawn criticism from the UN and EU, as part of a widening crackdown on dissent under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Who has been arrested?

Officials say Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, co-leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) are in prison, having been held in overnight raids.

Ten other HDP lawmakers were also detained, although some were later released.

“I will not hesitate to be held accountable in front of a fair and impartial judiciary. There is nothing I cannot answer for,” Demirtas said in a statement to the prosecutor.

But I refuse to be an actor in this judicial theatre just because it was ordered by Erdogan, whose own political past is suspicious,” he continued.

Police also raided and searched the party’s head office in central Ankara.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By attempting to suppress Kurdish discontent in this manner, Erdogan is setting the stage for a civil war in Turkey.

The late President Kennedy said it best; "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

Nov 04 13:43

Iraq PM Threatens War Over Turkey’s Military Buildup

In comments broadcast on Iraqi state television, Prime Minister Hayder Abadi confirmed that his nation is “ready” for a full-scale military confrontation with neighboring Turkey, insisting Iraq doesn’t necessarily want war, but is prepared to deal with Turkey “as an enemy.”

The comments come just over a day after Turkey began massing tanks and artillery along the Iraqi border, which Turkish defense officials insisted were simply aimed to prepare for potential “developments in the region.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get nasty, very quickly.

Right now, the Iraqi army cannot even get ISIS out of Mosul; how can it possibly engage positively with highly trained Turkish soldiers?!?

And apparently, the US government is impotent to stop this. Or, perhaps, a Turkish invasion of Iraq might be a way that the US government is planning to balkanise the country.

Nov 04 06:26

CLINTON FOUNDATION PAY-TO-PLAY BEHIND WANTED IMAM'S ASYLUM

The Clinton Foundation was engaged in a pay-to-play scheme to obtain Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s support for giving asylum to the Turkish Muslim preacher the Erdogan government holds responsible for the attempted coup, Fethullah Gulen, according to sources close to the Turkish government and emails released by WikiLeaks and Judicial Watch.

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin sent several emails that suggest she was the intermediary between Gulen’s organization in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, in the Pocono Mountains and the Clinton Foundation.

Sources close to the Turkish government have explained to WND on the condition of anonymity their concern that a Clinton Foundation pay-to-play scheme is behind the Obama administration refusal to extradite Gulen, the radical Turkish imam the Turkish government considers the mastermind behind the failed July 15 coup.

Nov 02 08:29

SYRIA UPDATE: Russia negotiating with Turkey to withdraw Jihadis from Aleppo

Following the failure of the Al-Qaeda attempt to break the siege of the Jihadi held district of Aleppo, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is giving the Jihadis in eastern Aleppo what is effectively an ultimatum.

The terms of this ultimatum have been set out by General Valery Gerasimov, the Chief of the Russian military’s General Staff:

“Taking into account that our American colleagues are incapable of separating the opposition from terrorists, we appeal to all the leaders of armed groups directly to stop combat actions and leave Aleppo with their arms.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You can't DO that, because ... because ... because ... well, just BECAUSE!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 01 14:44

Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Fundraising Benefited From Loophole In Federal Anti-Corruption Rule

‘Particularly Vulnerable To Pay To Play Practices’

Despite an anti-corruption rule that was designed to reduce the financial industry’s political power, top officials from the investment firm BlackRock hosted Hillary Clinton at campaign fundraisers earlier this year.

The cash — which poured in through a loophole in the law — came in as BlackRock’s federal contracts to manage billions of dollars of retiree assets will be up for renewal during the next president’s term.

Nov 01 14:41

Citigroup bank chose Obama’s 2008 cabinet – WikiLeaks

The single biggest beneficiary was Citigroup, which was given $45 billion in cash in the form of a government stock purchase, plus a $306 billion government guarantee to back up its worthless mortgage-related assets.

One month before the presidential election of 2008, the giant Wall Street bank Citigroup submitted to the Obama campaign a list of its preferred candidates for cabinet positions in an Obama administration. This list corresponds almost exactly to the eventual composition of Barack Obama’s cabinet.

The memorandum, revealed by WikiLeaks in a recent document release from the email account of John Podesta, who currently serves as Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, was written by Michael Froman, who was then an executive with Citigroup and currently serves as US trade representative. The email is dated Oct. 6, 2008 and bears the subject line “Lists.” It went to Podesta a month before he was named chairman of President-Elect Obama’s transition team.

Oct 30 08:00

US ORDERS FAMILIES OF CONSULATE WORKERS IN ISTANBUL TO LEAVE

The State Department is ordering family members of employees posted to the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul to leave because of security concerns.

Oct 28 09:07

Iran’s gas flow to Turkey halted after pipeline blast – official

Gas flow from Iran to Turkey has been halted after a huge explosion rocked a pipeline in eastern Turkey, an Iranian official told Tasnim news agency, as cited by Reuters.

“Iran’s gas flow to Turkey has temporarily stopped because of a blast by some opposition groups inside Turkey around 1830 GMT on Thursday night,” Majid Aghai, an official from the Iranian Interior Ministry, said.

Oct 27 11:53

Turkey vows to press Syria offensive despite warning from pro-Assad forces

Turkey said on Wednesday it will press its military offensive in Syria until Islamic State is driven from the town of al-Bab, despite a warning from forces allied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and a helicopter attack on the rebels it backs.

Turkey's incursion into Syria, launched two months ago to drive Islamic State militants from its border and prevent Kurdish fighters from gaining ground in their wake, has complicated an already messy battlefield in northern Syria.

As the Turkey-backed rebels push south towards al-Bab, an Islamic State-held town 35 km (22 miles) northeast of Aleppo, they face confrontation with both Kurdish and pro-Assad forces, whose front lines lie close by.

The field commander of the forces allied to the Syrian leader - which include the Lebanese group Hezbollah, Iraqi militias and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards - warned Turkey any advance towards their positions north and east of Aleppo would be met "decisively and with force".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's testosteronic belligerence is not helping here, and again, Turkey was not invited to assist Syria in getting rid of the jihadists; Russia was.

I would like to very strongly hope that Erdogan and Putin are talking, so that there is no direct military confrontation between them in Syria.

Oct 27 11:37

FM: Turkey May Invade Iraq If Threatened

Tensions between Turkey and Iraq continue to rise, and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced today that his country reserves the right to invade Iraq “if there is a threat posed to Turkey,” and that this would include a substantial number of ground troops.

Cavusoglu insisted that invading Iraq is Turkey’s “most natural right.” Turkey presently has about 500 troops in Iraq, which they’ve had for around a year. The Iraqi government has repeatedly demanded Turkey withdraw, but Turkish officials have insisted they will stay and participate in the war against ISIS.

This has been the main source of tension in recent weeks, with Turkey insisting that they are going to send ground troops into Mosul, and Iraq insisting they are unwelcome. Shi’ite militias have even suggested they will treat Turkish troops as enemy forces in the fighting around Mosul.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This rather martial claim on the part of Cavusoglu that invading Iraq is Turkey's "most national right" is based, potentially, on what may ultimately prove some very shrewd calculations on the part of Turkey's government.

It would love nothing more than slicing out a bit of Northern Iraq for their own, while preventing the Kurds from having more a presence Iraq than they already do.

Iraq is not militarily capable of expelling Turkish forces, in light of a weak, factionalized central government, questionable troop capabilities, and training, and the fight against ISIS.

The US government is hardly going to attack a NATO ally, even though it may think Ankara is collectively out of its mind with this move.

This very much further complicates the situation in Iraq, and the US government appears to be completely impotent to stop this, should Turkey make a military move against Iraq.

Oct 22 10:06

US, Turkey ‘not serious’ in fighting Daesh: Analyst

The United States and its Middle Eastern ally Turkey are “not serious” in their fight against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorists, considering Washington and Ankara’s reluctance to join the forces who are truly combating the terror group, says an American political analyst.

Oct 21 15:17

Pentagon chief visits Turkey to discuss battle against Daesh

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has arrived in the Turkish capital Ankara for talks with the country’s leaders over the battle against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.

The Pentagon chief’s arrival on Friday comes amid escalating tensions between Ankara and Baghdad over Turkish military operations in northern Iraq.

Oct 21 09:47

Syria threatens to shoot down Turkish planes in its airspace after attack on Kurdish bases

Damascus calls Turkish bombing of mainly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces targets in northern Syria “flagrant aggression” which could “escalate the situation” in the multi-sided conflict

Oct 21 09:13

This American journalist was killed, her ‘Conspiracy Theories’ on Syria are NOW proven FACTS!

Serena Shim dedicated her professional career to proving the United States and allies were purposely helping Al Qaeda and the Islamic State

Oct 20 09:41

CARTOONS OF THE DAY ~~ COLD WAR IN SYRIA AND DEMOCRACY IN TURKEY

Oct 19 10:21

19 October 2016 19:04 Erdogan, Putin Agree to Exit of Nusra Terrorists from Aleppo: Saudi Paper

A Saudi newspaper claimed that Turkey agrees with Russia that Fatah al-Sham Front (formerly al-Nusra Front) should be driven out of the Eastern part of Aleppo city.

The Saudi newspaper said that Ankara is now in consensus with Russia on the need for the exit of Fatah al-Sham terrorists from Eastern Aleppo city to pave the way for the dispatch of humanitarian aid to the civilian population from now on.
Some informed sources disclosed that this issue (exit of Fatah al-Sham terrorists) from Aleppo has been raised during the recent visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Turkey and during the coordination meetings held between the two countries' military, intelligence and foreign ministry officials.

Oct 19 08:31

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to visit Turkey

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will visit Turkey’s Ankara October 21, Anadolu Agency reported Oct. 19.

Carter will meet with Turkish leadership to discuss the Syrian crisis and the situation in Iraq.

Oct 15 08:53

Similarities By And Between Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump

Both are dedicated “America firsters”

(2) both are “pro-morality,” grounded in Christian foundations and beliefs, rather than the “Luciferian” doctrines of progressivism which seek to challenge and ridicule fundamental and common sense American value systems, now apparently being defended today by only one other leader in the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin;

Oct 15 08:48

Vladimir Putin : “Publish A World Map And Mark All The U.S. Military Bases On It.

A very informative interview.

Vladimir Putin pulls no punches in an interview with Corriere della Sera.

Read the full transcript of the interview here.

Putin: Let me tell you something – there is no need to fear Russia. The world has changed so drastically that people with some common sense cannot even imagine such a large-scale military conflict today. We have other things to think about, I assure you.

Oct 15 08:40

WikiLeaks: The two faces of Hillary Clinton on Syria

Clinton’s deliberate duplicity on a number of policy positions.

Note: Hillary Clinton says politics requires “both a public and a private position” on policy. Fresh Wikileaks revelations now give us some detailed insight into what she means by this. I take a peek into her “private-versus-public” positions on Syria in this article. And it ain’t pretty. Little wonder that only 30% of Americans find her “honest and trustworthy.”

Oct 14 12:08

Hillary Clinton's Axis Of Evil

Let’s cut to the chase; Hillary Clinton is ready to go to war against Russia in Syria – with inbuilt, potentially terrifying, thermonuclear consequences.

Anticipating an outcome of the US presidential election as a remix of the 1972 Nixon landslide, Hillary has also coined, George “Dubya” Bush-style, a remixed axis of evil: Russia, Iran and “the Assad regime”.

That’s not even counting China, which, via “aggression” in the South China Sea, will also feature as a certified foe for the Founding Mother of the pivot to Asia.

And if all that was not worrying enough, Turkey now seems on the path to join the axis.

President Putin and President Erdogan met in Istanbul. Moscow positioned itself as ready to develop large-scale military-technical cooperation with Ankara.

Oct 07 15:48

The US Government Is Working On An "End Game" Plan Behind Closed Doors

Obama paid billions on PR firms to convince the American public that the economy has recovered. UN rejects the Houthis request in creating their own government. Turkish PM says to Iraq we are not leaving. The situation in Syria is escalating and the US is now in a position where they do not have leverage anymore, they are backed in a corner, next phase, a major event. US talking about going to war with Russia. Assad is granting the terrorists amnesty if they all leave Aleppo. UN warns that by Christmas the US will lose Aleppo, time is running out for the US.

Oct 07 10:25

US-led coalition says Turkish army ‘on its own’ in Iraq as Baghdad calls UNSC meeting

The spokesman for the US-led anti-ISIS coalition has said Turkish ground troops in Iraq are not acting as part of the alliance. Baghdad has called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting, saying Ankara is violating Iraqi sovereignty.
The statement came on Thursday from Col. John Dorrian, who is a spokesman for the Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF), an anti-Islamic State coalition consisting of 65 countries.

Dorrian announced during a briefing in Baghdad that Turkey is operating “on its own” in Iraq, AP quoted him as saying. The coalition position is that every unit “should be here with the coordination or and with the permission of the government of Iraq,” he is also quoted as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Since Iraq appears impotent to throw the Turkish troops out, I wonder just how the UN Security Council will deal with it, in light of the fact that the Turkish troops are not aligned with the Coalition.

Oct 06 15:30

Breaking: Kurdish forces shot down another Turkish jet over Qandil

One of Turkish F-16 fighter jets bombarding Qandil region in South Kurdistan was shot down by Kurdish forces at around 20.30 pm local time on Thursday, Kurdish sources said.

Local sources also confirmed the downing of the jet in Pi?ta ?anê area Thursday evening while conducting airstrikes against Kurdish forces.

Oct 06 12:16

ISIL Sets Up Market for Trading Body Organs

The ISIL has set up a market in Turkey which sells human body organs stolen from the mutilated bodies of the Iraqi people who have been kidnapped by the terrorist groups. A media source said that the ISIL transfers the frozen body organs from the Iraqi city of Mosul to Tal Afar in Nineveh and then to Raqqa in Syria. The cargo then is sold to the Turkish mafia. According to the source, all types of body organ that could be transplanted are sold in the market, specially kidney and heart. Based on the report, kidney is sold at a price of 5,000 Iraqi dinars (4,000 US dollars) while a heart is worth 6,000 dollars in the Turkish market. Reports said earlier this month that the ISIL is mutilating and selling the body organs of Iraqi children to compensate for its financial loss and shortages.

Oct 06 09:10

Iraq Requests UN Emergency Talks On Turkish Troops In North

Iraq has requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the presence of Turkish troops on its territory as a dispute with Ankara escalates.

Turkey’s parliament voted last week to extend the deployment of an estimated 2,000 troops across northern Iraq by a year to combat “terrorist organizations” - a likely reference to Kurdish rebels as well as Islamic State.

Iraq condemned the vote, and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned Turkey risked triggering a regional war. On Wednesday, Ankara and Baghdad each summoned the other’s ambassador in protest at remarks from the other camp.

“The Iraqi foreign ministry has presented a request for an emergency meeting of the Security Council to discuss the Turkish violation of Iraq’s territory and interference in its internal affairs,” said a statement on the ministry’s website.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may turn nasty, quickly, and could definitely prevent any quick resolution to clearing out the rebels in the city of Mosul.

Only time will tell if the UN Security Council will actually convene such a meeting at Iraq's request.

Oct 05 12:39

IRAQ WARNS OF "REGIONAL WAR" IF TURKEY DOES NOT WITHDRAW TROOPS

With much of the public's attention in recent weeks focused on the escalation between the US and Russia over the nearly 6-year-old proxy war in Syria, a reminder that middle-east tensions include virtually all other neighboring countries, came from Iraq's prime minister who on Wednesday warned Turkey that it risked triggering a regional war by keeping troops in his territory, as the neighboring states summoned each other's ambassadors in a mounting diplomatic stand-off.

Turkey announced late on Tuesday that it was summoning Iraq's ambassador to complain about the parliamentary vote. "We believe this decision does not reflect the views of the majority of Iraqi people, whom Turkey has stood by for years and attempted to support with all its resources," Turkey's Foreign Ministry said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get very ugly very quickly, and it appears that there is nothing the US can do to stop it right now.

Oct 05 10:18

Iraq Warns Of "Regional War" If Turkey Does Not Withdraw Troops

With much of the public's attention in recent weeks focused on the escalation between the US and Russia over the nearly 6-year-old proxy war in Syria, a reminder that middle-east tensions include virtually all other neighboring countries, came from Iraq's prime minister who on Wednesday warned Turkey that it risked triggering a regional war by keeping troops in his territory.

Oct 04 10:00

Turkey suspends 12,000 police officers

Turkish authorities have suspended 12,801 police officers from duty, police headquarters said on Tuesday, over their suspected links with U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his network, blamed by Ankara for orchestrating a failed coup in July.

Oct 04 07:17

Russian President Putin to meet President Erdo?an in Istanbul

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet President Erdo?an in Istanbul on October 10, as part of his official trip to Turkey for the first time since the jet downing crisis which disrupted relations between the two countries.

"The visit will be on October 10," aide to the President Yury Ushakov reportedly said on Tuesday. "There will be a speech at the World Energy Congress and a bilateral meeting," he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The botched coup by the US has triggered a Turkish pivot towards Russia!

Oct 03 10:22

The Cowardly BRICS Bank Nations (Except Russia)

It seems that with every single day, both the Mainstream and Alternative Media are reporting more and more innocent men, women, children, and little babies being blown to bits by bombs and artillery, or drowning somewhere off the coast in some remote ocean off of North Africa or Southern Europe on their way to flee from the bombed out desperation and horror of NATO’s carpet bombing of Libya, or from Western Intelligence and Saudi Arabia/Turkey/Israel’s proxy group ISIS, and their collective attacks on Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and the Kurds.

With each and every additional single day of this mindless bloodshed, the world watches and wonders why it is being allowed to continue.

Oct 03 08:25

Syria civil war: Turkey sends 1,000 special forces on secretive mission to secure ‘security zone’ across border

While international focus is on the devastating bombing going on in Aleppo, another offensive is taking place, much of it in the shadows, which could be a game-changer in Syria’s bloody civil war.

The Turkish military, with armour, air-power and troops on the ground – a thousand of them special forces – are moving deeper into Syria, along with Syrian opposition fighters, setting up a “security zone” across the border.

Operation Euphrates Shield has been marked for Ankara by increasing acrimony with Washington and warming of relations with Moscow. The Turkish forces have attacked Kurdish fighters who are America’s key allies in the fight against Isis, while Russia, busy securing Aleppo for ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has given tacit approval for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s actions in northern Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though Erdogan is hoping to carve out some more Syrian territory for Turkey while he thinks no one is really paying attention, just when the focus is on the fight for Aleppo, and ridding that city of terrorist jihadists.

Oct 02 10:07

Erdogan Criticizes Lausanne Treaty: ‘We Gave Away the Greek Islands’

In the treaty, Modern Turkey gave up claims to the remainder of the Ottoman Empire and, in return the Allies recognized Turkish sovereignty within its new borders. “They (threatened) us with Sevres in 1920 and persuaded us to accept Lausanne in 1923. Some tried to deceive us by presenting Lausanne as a victory. At Lausanne, we gave away the (Greek) islands that you could shout across to,” said Erdogan on Thursday at his 27th gathering of village chiefs in Ankara. “We are still struggling about what the continental shelf will be and what will be in the air and land. The reason for this is due to those who sat at the table during that treaty. Those who sat there did not do us justice and we are reaping those troubles right now. If the (recent) coup had succeeded, they would have given us a treaty that would have made us long for Sevres.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is Erdogan crazy enough to invade Greece? Why not wait for the EU collapse and buy Greece during the bankruptcy sale?

Oct 01 08:07

Ankara Ready to Cooperate With Moscow on Syria Ceasefire

Turkey is ready to cooperate with Russia on Syrian ceasefire, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday.

Sep 29 09:33

Turkish top diplomat says Ankara ready to work with Moscow to ensure Syrian ceasefire

Ankara and Moscow are discussing the possibilities of establishing a ceasefire in Syria, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated at a press conference in the country’s capital of Ankara. "Since our bilateral relations have been normalized, we have been discussing these issues with Russia. If the Russian Federation says it wants to cooperate with us in this area, then we are ready for it, too," the minister said. He also announced that on Wednesday he "discussed the issues connected with the prospects for a ceasefire and ways to ensure it with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif." "Since the previous ceasefire agreement wasn’t implemented, we should continue exerting efforts to achieve another ceasefire in Syria," Cavusoglu added.

Sep 27 07:46

Obama’s Imperial Mideast Policy Has Unraveled

Not only had the U.S. approved the same Kurdish offensive, but it had provided arms, money, and air support plus military advice in the form of some 250 US Special Operations forces embedded among members of the Kurdish militia known as the YPG.Although the Turks claimed to be targeting ISIS (also known as Islamic State, IS, ISIL, and Daesh), it was plain from the outset that the real aim was to counter an offensive that had carried Kurdish forces some 20 miles west of the Euphrates River and put them in a position to control nearly the entire Syrian-Turkish border.

Indeed, the Syrian Democratic Forces, a multi-ethnic militia anchored by the YPG, was a real success story, just about the only one Washington has had in the course of its disastrous five-year Syrian intervention.

Sep 26 13:40

Norway’s theatre shows true grit our politicans lack

Perhaps the National Theatre of Norway can succeed where others have failed in getting across to world leaders the truth about Israel’s crimes against humanity.

Watch, listen and understand, Clinton and Trump, and hang your heads in shame for what you have become.

If you've never bothered, please do some homework on the subject before it's too late. And don't forget to apologize.

Sep 26 08:39

Moody’s Downgrades Turkey’s Credit to Junk Level, Warns of Economic Crisis

Late Friday the agency cut Turkey's long term issuer and senior unsecured bond ratings to non-investment grade Ba1 from Baa3. The downgrade accounted for "the risks related to the country's sizeable external funding requirements and the weakening in previously supportive credit fundamentals."

Sep 25 14:07

Muslims Are the VICTIMS of “Between 82 and 97% of Terrorism-Related Fatalities”: US Government

Lest we forget. And Thanks to Alternative media and Vladimir Putin most of the world now knows who is behind the medieval Jihadis.

The Little-Known Secret to Destroying ISIS Propaganda

ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorist attacks on Westerners is evil.

And as a white American from a Judeo-Christian background, I am repulsed by the fact that ISIS is targeting Christians in Syria and Iraq with brutal murder … including crucifixion. [And these crimes are invariably not reported by the Western media.]

But most victims of ISIS, Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorism are themselves Muslim.

Sep 25 12:35

‘Beholden to AIPAC’ — progressive senators

Senators Warren, Murphy, Brown sign letter seeking to limit Obama’s actions...

The news that many progressive US senators as well as vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine signed on to an Israel lobby letter designed to limit President Obama’s actions against the Israeli occupation, now nearly 50 years old, has been widely reported, but the plain facts need to be stated.

Yesterday the Israel lobby group AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, flexed its muscle against President Obama and on the side of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu by posting a letter signed by 88 senators warning President Obama not to back any international measures that would pressure Israel to withdraw from occupied territories.

Sep 24 21:09

Arcan Cetin: We Win I Vote for Hillary Clinton

More still to be learned about the Burlington, WA, Cascade Mall shooter . . . .

Sep 24 10:01

Finally the Russians Have Caught On That Negotiation with Washington Is Pointless

No more provocations from Washington. Period. The insanity must stop. Now.

If the dumbshit Western peoples and the corrupt EU, UK, Canadian, Japanese, and Australian political puppets don’t wake up ASAP, war will be upon us, a war that cannot be won.

The criminal neoconservatives must immediately be removed from power in Washington before the insane fools start World War 3.

The CIA and the Pentagon must be put under tight constraints. And Donald Trump needs a massive trustworthy security guard.

The European governments need to immediately disband the NATO alliance.

Sep 24 09:51

Did the Pentagon Bomb Syrian Army to Kill Ceasefire Deal?

The US has officially taken responsibility for the incident which it called a “mistake”...

A rift between the Pentagon and the White House turned into open rebellion on Saturday when two US F-16s and two A-10 warplanes bombed Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions at Deir al-Zor killing at least 62 Syrian regulars and wounding 100 others.

Many analysts now wonder whether the attacks are an indication that the neocon-strewn DOD is actively engaged in sabotaging President Obama’s Syria policy, a claim that implies that the Pentagon is led by anti-democratic rebels who reject the Constitutional authority of the civilian leadership. Saturday’s bloodletting strongly suggests that a mutiny is brewing at the War Department.

Sep 24 07:40

Erdogan doesn’t care if Turkey gets junk credit rating

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he is not concerned if American rating agencies like Fitch, S&P or Moody’s downgrade his country to junk status. Erdogan told Bloomberg that Turkey's economy is strong and the ratings are biased.

Sep 21 09:06

Kiev: Erdogan promised Poroshenko to support Ukraine’s claims to Crimea

Turkey will continue to support Ukraine’s claims to Crimea, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during his meeting with Ukraine’s President Pyotr Poroshenko on the margins of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the press service of the Ukrainian government reported.

"Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey will continue to support Ukraine in restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state both in the bilateral and multilateral dimensions," according to the statement.

The press service of Poroshenko stressed that "the resumption of (Turkey’s - TASS) dialogue with Russia will not affect the position of Turkey."

Sep 21 08:24

30 Israeli, Foreign Intelligence Officers Killed in Russia's Caliber Missile Attack in Aleppo

"The Russian warships fired three Caliber missiles at the foreign officers' coordination operations room in Dar Ezza region in the Western part of Aleppo near Sam'an mountain, killing 30 Israeli and western officers," the Arabic-language service of the Russian Sputnik news agency quoted battlefield source in Aleppo as saying on Wednesday.

The operations room was located in the Western part of Aleppo province in the middle of sky-high Sam'an mountain and old caves. The region is deep into a chain of mountains.

Several US, Turkish, Saudi, Qatari and British officers were also killed along with the Israeli officers. The foreign officers who were killed in the Aleppo operations room were directing the terrorists' attacks in Aleppo and Idlib.

Sep 20 09:09

Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton – The debate

Question: What kind of foreign policy agenda can we expect?

Donald Trump is one of the most unorthodox presidential nominees in American electoral history. He is unpolished and very brash. But some of his foreign policy ideas are intriguing, even common sense. This terrifies and enrages the establishment.

The Hillary Doctrine: if elected, what kind of foreign policy agenda can we expect? Does Clinton hold an extreme view of American exceptionalism? And is she now a neoconservative?

Sep 19 07:26

Turkey concerned US's reckless actions will disrupt anti-DAESH fight

As Turkey-backed FSA rebels continue to fighting DAESH, Ankara is concerned that the U.S.'s reckless moves including supporting YPG terrorists in northern Syria and bombing regime soldiers, can disrupt the fight against DAESH

Sep 18 19:09

Truce teeters after raids on Aleppo, Syria troops

Check the comments. We are winning the Information War.

zoltan12 hours ago
I doubt that any of this was accidental. The US is clearly still commited to the regime change policy which already killed over 400,000 Syrians and led to the destabilization of the entire region, including the EU.

Andrew5 hours ago
The White House is trying to smuggle weapons to the TERRORISTS and Russia is trying to stop it.
It makes you wonder WHO is the "State Sponsor Of TERROR"

Philip7 hours ago
In looking through the comments on this article, it is very gratifying to see that my fellow Americans are on to the racist, genocidal actions of our illegitimate US government; which does NOT exist to serve "We the People", but rather, to serve the interests of the Zionists who succeeded in hijacking our government and morphing it into a privately-owned, for-profit CORPORATION.

Sep 18 13:01

Actress Kimberlin Brown : Business Women for Trump

“One third of small businesses are owned by women…

“To the 9.5 million women business owners, who employ about 8 million workers, adding value about 1.5 trillion dollars to our economy; I urge you to think about how important this election is for your future…

“Who do you think better understands your challenges ?

“A career Washington insider… OR A successful businessman who knows how to make a pay roll…?

Sep 18 12:56

If Trumps Wins, Hillary and Bill Clinton Go To Jail!

The gloves are off and Hillary is being pummeled. This is much more than death by a thousand cuts.

The events of the past week have made it clear that this is not only a fight for who becomes president.

Sep 18 12:50

Israel To Get 38 Billion Dollars US Aid Package — Good Idea ?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) — President Barack Obama‘s administration pledged the United States’ largest-ever military aid package to Israel on Wednesday — nearly $40 billion over 10 years.

Philip Giraldi joins today’s Liberty Report to break down the agreement and discuss whether it really does, as Rice claims, benefit US security.

A "memorandum of understanding" committing the US to providing $38 billion in military aid to Israel over the next ten years.

Sep 17 13:45

9/11: 15 Years Of A Transparent Lie — Paul Craig Roberts

There are many conspiracy theories about 9/11. The US government’s own expanation of 9/11 is a conspiracy theory in which a few Saudi Arabians outwitted the American national security state. Little doubt that many of the more imaginative conspiracy theories were created for the purpose of stigmatizing any skepticism, no matter how well reasoned and supported, of the official story.

These groups of qualified and experienced people say that the official story of 9/11 is false.

Sep 17 13:11

FBI grilled over handling of Clinton investigation

As lawmakers continued to probe Hillary Clinton’s private email use, the aide who set up the service declined to appear before the House committee. FBI officials had to be given a summons to produce documents on the investigation.

On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee summoned contractors and former State Department officials who set up and maintained Clinton’s email servers and mobile devices. However, the key Clinton aide, Bryan Pagliano, did not show up for the hearing, pleading Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination.

The afternoon before, the committee dressed down FBI’s Acting Assistant Director for Congressional Affairs Jason Herring, who was at pains to explain his absence from a major meeting last week and the bureau’s reluctance to hand over unredacted investigation documents.

Sep 17 10:30

Turkish PM Rips US: 'Your Ambassadors Are Not Governors in Turkey'

Following a US statement urging Turkey to respect the democratic process after clashes between demonstrators and police in southeastern areas, Turkish officials tell the American ambassador to respect their sovereignty. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that a “democracy lesson” from the US was not acceptable after the US embassy reproached the suspension of 28 mayors in the country. Foreign Minister Cavusoglu pointed out that US ambassadors were not governors. On Sunday, the US embassy in Turkey issued a statement in the wake of rallies in the southeastern provinces of Suruc, Batman and Hakkari, which were dispersed by police...

Sep 17 06:50

Germany closes missions in Turkey over fears of attacks

Germany says it has temporarily shut its diplomatic missions in Turkey, with reports saying that the move came amid fears that the buildings might come under attack by supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Sep 13 12:39

This is outright gas sliding

Fake polls and propaganda.

Continue to expose the sinister Hillary Clinton campaign for what it is: a wildly failed attempt by a handful of elites to seize power. They were hoping for a home run by rigging the corporate media, instead they’ve struck out – word of Hillary Clinton’s poor health and erratic behavior has gone mainstream, and will continue to do so.

Vicious warmongers in favor of surveillance, wars for profit, and centralized financial authorities.

Sep 12 10:49

Turkey to send humanitarian convoy to Syria's Aleppo

Turkey’s convoy with humanitarian aid will depart to Syria on Monday to deliver cargos to Aleppo and other Syrian regions, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after prayers to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday...
A powerful blast has rocked eastern Turkey's city of Van. No data on casualties have been reported yet. http://tass.com/world/899213

Sep 12 01:25

Israeli Black Operations in the USA – Operation Honeypot

It is well known that the Israeli Mossad using their Sayanim network in the United States routinely engage in Black Operations (“Black Ops”) against US Citizens here in the United States.

They usually target anyone who they deem to be antithetical or non-supportive of Israeli domestic and foreign policy.

There is virtually no escape from this type of black op once a target has been selected.

They routinely target senators, congressmen, politicians, celebrities, CEOs, academics, intellectuals, journalists, diplomats, or anyone of relative importance in American society.

Sep 12 00:53

LEMOA – Logistics Exchange Memorandum Agreement Signed by India with the United States

LEMOA adversely impacts India, Asia, Africa, Eurasia and The Non–Aligned Movement

If this decision is not reversed by the Indian or the American people, the signing of these agreements will be another turning point in the political history of India already covertly overrun by Zionist financial and security companies and covert agencies.

Sep 10 11:00

NATO ‘Welcomes’ Turkish Invasion of SyriaSecretary-General: Staying Out of Syria Not an Option

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu today, and issued a statement “welcoming” Turkey’s recent invasion of Syria, saying that Turkey is a “strong and highly valued” member of NATO and it was important that they are increasing anti-ISIS efforts.

Stoltenberg conceded that Syria was “a very complex and very difficult situation,” but insisted that the alliance did not have the option of remaining out of the Syrian Civil War, saying that the alliance must fight against ISIS inside Syria.

Turkey’s invasion has seen them fight ISIS, at least some of the time, but the invasion has also set its sights on the US-backed Kurdish YPG. Several NATO nations, particularly France have previously expressed disquiet about Turkey’s invasion, despite Stoltenberg’s apparently unreserved endorsement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but has Stoltenberg gone absolutely barking dog mad, to have made this statement?!?

Is Stoltenberg for more serial genocide of the Kurds by the Turkish military inside Syria?!?

Is he for Turkey nipping off bits of Syrian sovereign territory, permanently?!?

Because just as certainly as as God made little green apples, these will definitely be the outcomes of this Turkish invasion of Syria.

The layers of complexity in this war just got expanded, exponentially, with Turkey going into Syria now.

Sep 09 13:03

Is Putin a Lousy Dancer?

A lousy dancer blames the uneven floor, and Mme Clinton had proven to be an unexpectedly lousy dancer in the competition for the presidency against the blundering New York tycoon. We would expect her to win or lose graciously, as befits a former First Lady, but gosh, she is clumsy – and blames her lack of grace on poor Mr Putin.

Caesar was renowned for his multitasking; he could dictate seven letters at once, wrote Pliny. But even Caesar lookalike Putin can’t play the role prepared for him by Ms Clinton and other mainstream Western politicians, that is to bear blame for all their shortcomings.

Sep 09 07:43

Turkish Troops Trade Fire With Syrian Kurds Along Border

Turkish forces and the Syrian Kurdish YPG have exchanged fire across the border between Turkey and Syria today, according to military officials. There were as yet no details about the casualties, but the fighting does point to Turkey’s operations inside Syria, since their invasion two weeks ago, moving into a new anti-Kurdish phase.

Both sides accuse the other of firing first, and look officials in Afrin, the Kurdish-held town, denied that they returned any fire at all, insisting it was simply another round of “Turkish aggression” that threatened to ignite a war against them.

Turkey made much of invading Syria not just to fight ISIS, but to expel the Kurds from west of the Euphrates River. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter today reiterated that the Kurdish YPG had totally withdrawn from Manbij. Turkish officials have repeatedly said that the Kurds have not withdrawn from the area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More Turkish serial genocide against the Kurds, I see; and of course, the US government is doing absolutely nothing about it!!

Sep 09 07:41

"Exciting Step Forward" - Helicopter Drop Of Debit Cards For Refugees In Turkey

The largest ever humanitarian program in the history of the EU, is now underway in Turkey. The humanitarian effort comes in the form of a $393 million helicopter drop of debit cards and cash to refugees in Turkey as part of Angela Merkel's 'Migration Deal'.

Sep 09 05:57

Pinatel interview, Part one: If Europe and Russia were allied, they would challenge US world hegemony

Figarovox/big interview -- after the misfired coup d'Etat in Turkey, Erdogan is making overtures to Putin while Moscow and Washington seem to have found some equilibrium in Syria. For General Pinatel, the European countries should pay attention to this new state of affairs.

Sep 09 05:50

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – SEPTEMBER 9, 2016: IRANIAN FIGHTERS ARRIVE ALEPPO CITY

September 8, 2016 saw heavy action for the Islamic State in eastern Qalamoun, Damascus. Faylaq al-Rahman, the Alabdo Martyr brigade and the Islamic State exchanged fire near the capital on Thursday. The Islamic State was reported to have lost a 23 mm gun to a TOW missile strike from Faylaq al-Rahman during combat.

The so-called ‘Free Syrian Army’ captured Qunra, Mirzah and Tel Ali from the Islamic State. Aided by Turkish airstrikes, the rebel factions wrested control of the Turkish border region from Daesh’s grasp.

Turkey reinforced its border forces by deploying 43 Armored Personnel Carriers with 180 fresh troops to Gaziantep. In Islahiye, north of Afrin, a Turkish army convoy deployed a number of T-155 F?rt?na self-propelled howitzers.

Sep 08 10:45

Turkey May Go Deeper in Syria, Citing Kurdish Forces

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli today suggested that the Turkish military, which invaded northern Syria two weeks ago, is preparing to go deeper into Syrian territory in the near future, suggesting that Turkey may ultimately want a deeper slice of Syria than just the 90 km border stretch.

While this would include some ISIS territory deeper into the country, Canikli’s comments centered heavily on the Kurdish YPG, and continued Turkish annoyance that they have forces west of the Euphrates River, and have not totally withdrawn.

Turkey made a big point, during their initial invasion, of saying that a major factor was the Kurdish expansion across the river, which Turkey had long insisted was a “red line.” The main Kurdish territory on the west side of the river is in and around Manbij.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This "slicing off" pieces of Syria by Turkey is bound to complicate the Syrian civil war intensely.

And what happens to the Kurds, who have been strong allies and resourceful fighters for the US?!? Unfortunately, I am afraid that they will be thrown under the proverbial bus by the US, and their dreams for an independent Kurdistan will be dashed yet one more time.

Sep 08 07:41

Survey: 'Almost 40 percent of Turks would leave Austria for money'

Just over half of Turkish migrants living in Austria have thought about leaving the country, and almost 40 percent would be tempted to do so if they were offered money, according to a new survey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder how many Americans would leave the US right now, if they had enough money to do it.

Sep 08 07:29

Russia ‘Gravely Concerned’ About Turkish Advance in Syria

The Foreign Ministry of Russia on Wednesday expressed “grave concern” regarding the movement of Turkish troops and Ankara-backed Syrian opposition groups on Syrian territory, emphasizing that the actions have not been approved by the legitimate Syrian government or the UN Security Council.

Sep 07 22:30

Pentagon And CIA at War in Syria

What a mess! In the crazy Syrian war, US-backed and armed groups are fighting other US-backed rebel groups. How can this be?

It is so because the Obama White House had stirred up war in Syria but then lost control of the process. When the US has a strong president, he can usually keep the military and intelligence agencies on a tight leash.
But the Obama administration has had a weak secretary of defense and a bunch of lady strategists who are the worst military commanders since Louis XV, who put his mistress, Madame de Pompadour, in charge of French military forces during the Seven Year’s War.

As a result, the two arms of offensive US strategic power, the Pentagon and CIA, went separate ways in Syria. Growing competition between the US military and militarized CIA broke into the open in Syria.

Fed up with the astounding incompetence of the White House, the US military launched and supported its own rebel groups in Syria, while CIA did the same.

Sep 07 22:25

It’s All About Russia

In the real world both Hillary and Wolfie sometimes visit, there is renewed enthusiasm for jumping on the hate Russia bandwagon.

Many issues characteristically beloved by Democrats are being raised to disparage Donald Trump.

Hillary, who has held nearly every senior government office that a human being can reasonably aspire to but the one she is currently lusting after, is unlike Trump only sufficiently deranged to kill people if they live somewhere in the third world and can’t do anything about it.

Sep 07 22:20

The Tide is Turning: The Official Story Is Now The Conspiracy Theory — Paul Craig Roberts

The question is: who are the real conspiracy kooks, the majority who disbelieve the official lies or the minority who believe the official lies?

In a few days it will be the 15th anniversary of 9/11, and this November 13 will be the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. These two state crimes against democracy destroyed American democracy, accountable government, and the Constitution’s protections of civil liberty.

Years after the damage done by these events the American people no longer believe the official stories. Neither does the government, but the government will never validate the distrust that Americans now share of “their” government by acknowledging the truth.

Sep 07 10:33

TURKEY CALLS FOR “BUFFER ZONE” IN SYRIA AS MILITARY SEIZES TERRITORY CALLED FOR BY BROOKINGS, MSM

With this invasion, Turkey has solidified its willingness to risk outright war with Syria and perhaps even Russia in order to fulfill the goals of NATO and Anglo-American powers who have sought to destroy Syria from the beginning.

Part of this strategy is the creation of “buffer zones” and “safe zones” in the north, precisely the concepts that were re-floated and discussed by the United States and U.K. only days before the invasion. Note that the invasion and operations are centering around Jarablus, the eastern border of the famed Jarablus corridor which, bordered by Afrin and Azaz in the West, make up the last fully functioning terrorist supply routes coming in from Turkey.

Sep 07 08:58

Was Vienna airport hack attempt politically motivated?

A massive hacking attempt at Vienna’s international airport has triggered an investigation by the Interior Ministry. Austrian media raised the possibility that a political motive might be behind the crime, pointing the finger at Turkey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How can they possibly know who is behind the hack?

Sep 07 08:36

Erdogan proposes no-fly zone in northern Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he had proposed, to the US and Russia, the setting up of a no-fly zone in northern Syria, after Ankara-backed fighters pushed the Islamic State (IS) group from the border area.

"We are working for this region to be declared no-fly zone," Erdogan said at the G20 meeting in China, referring to the land extending from Jarabulus to Azaz in northern Syria seized from IS militants.

"This is my proposal to Mr Putin and Mr Obama. This can be done with coalition forces," he added in televised comments.

Turkey launched an operation inside Syria on 24 August, sending tanks and special forces in to back opposition fighters.

On Sunday, IS were expelled from their last positions along the Turkish-Syrian border depriving the group of a key transit point for recruits and supplies.

Sep 06 16:04

161 Killed In Iraq, Including PKK In Turkish Strike

Amnesty International called on Kurdish authorities to investigate the death of journalist Wedat Hussein Ali, who was killed in August. The organization also criticized the lack of justice for journalists who have been killed or tortured in Iraq and Kurdistan.

Sep 06 15:42

Turkey Calls For “Buffer Zone” In Syria As Military Seizes Territory Called For By Brookings, MSM

By Brandon Turbeville

As Turkey marches forward in its invasion of Syrian territory, the true purpose for the initial invasion is becoming more and more clear. While some commentators maintain that Turkey’s recent military adventure is actually coordinated with the Russians and the Syrians, the fruit of Turkey’s labor tells a different story...

Sep 05 10:52

The Next Escalation: Turkey’s Invasion of Syria

The Syrian conflict has been an object study in murkiness and orchestrated dissimilitude. Its prolongation signals, not so much clarity as readjustment for the next intervention, the next interference. The big powers continue to soil themselves; smaller powers hope for some look-in in a potential redrawing of the Syrian map.

Turkey’s operation was bound to overcook the new found value between Ankara and Moscow. The Jarablus operation could hardly have had the imprimatur of Moscow. There was more than a touch of irritation registered in such channels as Kommersant, which tends to take its draught from semi-official, if not official sources. “The operation in Syria, not coordinated with Moscow, threatens to complicate the process of normalization of bilateral cooperation” agreed between Turkey and Russia in St. Petersburg on August 9.[4]

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