Tuesday, September 23, 2014

David Cameron to recall Parliament- strikes in Iraq? Or mostly Syria

Rather then updating an already lengthy post, I started anew-

US/Israel & GCC nations strike Syria- Khorasan and Updates

 David Cameron- strikes on Syria, cause let's face it the strikes in Iraq have been mostly for show. Once the regime change was taken care of in Iraq. Syria was going to be the target.
This news ties in quite nicely with a comment from Marie, earlier today

September 23, 2014 at 8:20 AM
Hi Penny

I am greatly saddened by the news. It was inevitable, as we say. I must tell you that the president of Cyprus (who is by all accounts in the pockets of the US) went to the UK and then on to NY to meet Joe Biden AND John Kerry AND elSisi, then onto the UN for the meeting. It seems obvious he was told (yesterday) that Akrotiri British base was about to be used. We're told that the US Vice President will visit here very soon for the first time ever....this is all bad news..
image borrowed from here

Parliament could be recalled as soon as Friday to authorise Britain’s participation in air strikes against Isis militants in Iraq, it has emerged.
David Cameron is due to meet the new Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, at the fringes of the United Nations meeting in New York on Wednesday. Downing Street sources said they expect Mr Abadi to request UK assistance for air strikes against Isis in his country.
The Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, has strongly hinted that British involvement might be extended to air strikes in Syria.
“The government of Iraq is entitled to argue that it is under attack from Isil [Isis] forces in Syria or coming from Syria,” he told The Spectator.
“Iraq is under attack not just from terrorists inside its own borders but it is under attack from terrorists in the north of Syria and if Syria continues to be unwilling or unable to deal with Isil then at least the question arises as to whether we shouldn’t assist Iraq in doing so.” He added: “I hope Parliament now will have the courage shown by our armed forces already, [and] will  have the mental strength to take on this challenge, but we’ll see.”

US/Israel & GCC nations strike Syria- Khorasan and Updates

This post is a work in progress. Check back for updates because they are forthcoming!

The news this morning, broke my heart. My husband read to me as I prepped food in the kitchen and he said “The US is bombing Syria” and I said “No!”  Hightailed it towards the computer and there were the reports. I knew it was coming... But the knowing didn’t lessen my sadness and disgust

As I wrote for readers here, Saturday September 20/14 in this post

"Boots on the ground" pour into Syria- PKK appeals for Kurds to fight with ISIS in Syria

‘To conclude- The ISIS mercs, PKK terrorists and the Peshmerga are the boots on the ground for the impending airstrikes on Syria-   And they are moving into place!
Which is highly suggestive airstrikes are coming sooner rather then later.....’
And none of my readers said anything about this statement? I wondered, why? Was it too obvious that this was the case? And no one wanted to believe how ‘in your face’ this stuff is?
I don’t know what others think, but, I really did wonder if that post had been deemed to ‘controversial’ for regulars?

US/Israel/GCC nations launch airstrikes against Syria

Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet in support of the Islamist fighters. Israel is now claiming this jet was in Israeli airspace, which is bullshit!

IDF assessment: Syrian jet was en-route to attack rebels near Quneitra
The pieces of a Syrian fighter jet that was shot down by an IDF patriot missile in the Golan Tuesday morning fell near Quneitra in Syria. The initial indications of the security forces is that the plane was en-route to attack rebels in the area of Quneitra, which was captured last month by al-Qaeda affiliated militants.

The plane was enroute to attack Israel’s terrorists and Israel shot the plane down!

IAF Shoots Down Syrian Fighter Jet Near Golan
"This Syrian aircraft, apparently a MiG-21 (fighter jet), which was approaching the Israeli side of the Golan, was shot down by a surface-to-air Patriot missile," the radio said. The wreckage of the aircraft landed on the Syrian-controlled side of the strategic plateau, it added.
Israel- terror state

Syria is reporting the US notified Damascus before striking
Syria says Washington informed it before strikes
The Syrian foreign ministry said on Tuesday that the United States informed Damascus' envoy to the United Nations before launching airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria.
The ministry issued a brief statement, carried by Syrian state media, saying that "the American side informed Syria's permanent envoy to the U.N. that strikes will be launched against the Daesh terrorist organization in Raqqa."

The ministry statement was Damascus' first official reaction after the U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes
U.S. officials said the airstrikes began around 8:30 p.m. EDT (0030 GMT), and were conducted by the U.S., Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates
Eight civilians, including three children, have been killed in US-led air strikes targeting IS fighters in Syria, Reuters reported.
 MOSCOW: The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday any airstrikes against Islamic State's positions on Syrian territory must be agreed with Damascus and otherwise will fuel tension in the region.

"Any such action can be carried out only in accordance with international law. That implies not a formal, one-sided 'notification' of airstrikes but the presence of explicit consent from the government of Syria or the approval of a corresponding UN Security Council decision," it said in a statement.
The airstrikes have expanded already! From Raqqa to Aleppo
Even as it launched sweeping new airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, the U.S. military said Tuesday that it had expanded the campaign to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, targeting an offshoot of Al Qaeda said to be plotting  "imminent" attacks against American and Western targets.
A total of eight U.S. air attacks carried out in Syria’s largest city were aimed at the "Khorasan Group," described in a U.S. Central Command statement as an organization of Al Qaeda veterans.

The Aleppo campaign marked an expansion of the bombing effort launched initially against strongholds of Islamic State in eastern Syria, conducted by U.S. planes, drones and ships with the help of five Arab nations.

The strikes indicate that the U.S. air campaign in Syria has broader objectives than going after the Islamic State, the target of the attacks in eastern Syria.

US Navy displays their attacks

Claiming they are targeting ISIS- when they are really attacking a sovereign nation- Syria

The US said it had carried out over 100 air strikes overnight and killed "tens" of IS fighters.

Oh and btw- the new terror group- Khorasan?

  • Greater Khorasan, a historic region which lies mainly in modern-day Iran. It was previously known as Parthia; later, during the Sassanid era, it was changed to Khorasan.

Oops I mean Khorasan, yeah, yeah, Khorasan

Why are they called Khorasan?
Khorasan was an ancient province of eastern Persia, which the group aims to recreate. The territory encompasses present-day Afghanistan, eastern Iran, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. According to jihadists, this the place where they will defeat their enemies.
Why are they a threat to the United States?
Because the US always needs an enemy to justify it's war making?

Which nation is next on the NATO/US/Israel hit list ? You already know it! Iran.
Khorasan connects us neatly to Iran. How is that for pre-selling the next war?


 Turkish government will ask for the parliament's authorization for military operations in Syria and Iraq, the newly-elected PM Ahmet Davutoğlu said at a press conference on Tuesday.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Elite approved 'climate change' protests vs all other non-elite approved protests

Really think the elites (bankers, multinationals, oil companies)  don't approve of the AGW carbon control agenda- The proof is in the protests

G-20 protests Toronto

A USMC VH-60 Blackhawk flies through Toronto's financial district, hovering over Union Station at a very low altitude, between the skyscrapers at 1pm on June 23rd, 2010.
Pittsburgh G20


complete with l-rad

Protestors face menacing police, dressed like state sponsored terrorizers

Occupy Oakland

Anti-NATO protest Cardiff

Protests that barely gathered any mainstream media mention

oh look protestors in their free speech zone

Now let's contrast the news coverage and imagery when an elite approved "protest" is happening

"Climate Change" protests- 

The climate change meme alone is so inane.  It means absolutely nothing. "Fight climate change" Empty wording your perception has been manipulated into associating with a whole lot of  unrelated information and happenings 

 The climate always changes.. 

How is anyone going to fight that which occurs naturally. Has always and will always occur naturally.

What is different from the elite/state sanctioned 'fight climate change' protests
compared to the merely & barely tolerated exercises in free speech/ protests attempted by the anti NATO/Anti-G20/Occupy protestors? I'll make a short list for you at the end


 Al Gore world's first carbon billionaire
and environment destroyer!
see comment from Aferrismoon
 Ban Ki Moon- a man who never met a war & all the environmental destruction included, that he didn't like
Token environmentalist (Jane Goodall)  to add legitimacy and the New York mayor

The differences between the elite approved and non elite approved protests' should be obvious but I will list some of them

 A list of differences elite sanctioned vs non-elite sanctioned protests

Turn out size-
Since the elite sanctioned 'climate change' protests have money behind them. Lots of money. They can bring busloads of people in from all over the place. Those protestors having no fear of being gassed by law enforcement need not worry about protective attire

Banners and Placards
Carried by the protestors in the elite sanctioned protests vs the non-elite sanctioned protests- As you can see- ABUNDANT, COLOURFUL, MANY PROFESSIONALY DONE, at the state sanctioned, elite approved protests. Again, a reflection of the funding for elite sanctioned protests. At the non elite sanctioned protests? Not to much in the way of professional colour placards and banners because there is NO money supporting these protests

Big name politicians and high profile actors supporting the protestors?
The elite sanctioned 'fight climate change' protests feature big name politicians including Al Whore, Ban Ki Moon, Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio etc
The non elite sanctioned protests feature no one of any status- just the people. People like you and I.

Media coverage 
Elite approved 'fight climate change' protests vs  non elite approved G20/Occupy/Anti-NATO protests? 
I searched climate change  in the news section of google- 6 million results - 5,950,000 results (0.17 seconds)" 
Almost all of it glowing, colourful, happy & positive.
-Contrast the elite sanctioned protest media coverage with the non elite sanctioned 
protest media coverage? 
-G-20, Anti NATO &Occupy protestors were always portrayed negatively. 
-Constant mentions of anarchists and destruction. 
-Protestors were presented in a menacing fashion.
-That is, if the protests were covered at all by the main stream media?

You really think big business, banks and big oil are against the carbon control agenda?
Think again!

One last thought?

 Where are the anti-capitalist/anti globalist 'anarchists'? 
You know the ones that  show up at G20 and other anti-globalization protests?
Thereby, justifying the heavy handed police responses? 
Shouldn't they make an appearance at the 'fight climate change' protests? Ya know, to stick it to the elites?! To protest the oil giants?
Why are they missing in action when it comes to taking on the 
powerful global  corporations that they are sooo against? 
(I know, I know, not necessary when the elites, the ptb's, support the agenda. 
But their absence does make the usual scam more obvious)

Climate change protesters who marched through Manhattan are branded hypocrites for leaving litter strewn across the city

Look at the images included! (I hate garbage thrown around so much so that I will carry my trash back to my home if I cannot dispose of it appropriately)  But, hey they waved their placards and marched along with the OWO psychopaths and actors

Saturday, September 20, 2014

"Boots on the ground" pour into Syria- PKK appeals for Kurds to fight with ISIS in Syria

This is how you hide an agenda in plain sight- And that is exactly what is being done!

As I mentioned previously- the "boots on the ground"
-Soften targets for an onslaught of Islamists, Kurds, Turks and whoever else they have holed up in Northern Iraq
The  Islamists have moved into place- Cue the Kurdish fighters via the PKK

PKK Appeals to Kurds in Turkey to Fight for Kobane
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region ( Northern Iraq)– The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) appealed to young Kurds in Turkey to rush to the aid of Syrian Kurds in Kobane, where its sister forces have been alone resisting renewed assaults this week by the Islamic State (IS).
 Hundreds were reported fleeing the city amid indiscriminate shelling by the IS, as the Islamic rebels turned heavy weapons seized in Iraq ( convenient) on Kobane, in attacks that began Monday
The PKK called on Kurds in Turkey’s Kurdish regions (North Kurdistan) to volunteer to fight for Kobane.
“Young people from the North must go to Kobane and join the historic, honorable resistance," said a statement by the Group of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), the PKK’s umbrella organization.
"Kobane is also the symbol of the Rojava Revolution, and in reality it is a part of North Kurdistan,” it added
Reports of people "fleeing" from ISIS- as mentioned in an earlier post, yesterday

Moving the goal post- Attacking ISIS. Attacking Syria- US training ISIS 

Notice it is the Iraqi Kurdish president asking for protection for the Syrian city? Why is that?

Iraqi Kurdish president urges international community to "use all means" to protect Syrian city
"I call on the international community to use every means as soon as possible to protect Kobani," President Masoud Barzani said in a statement.
Every means as soon as possible......................
I had reported previously on the presence of  the PKK terror group in Northern Iraq. 
James Foley beheading psyop

Headline Financial Times- "PKK ‘terrorists’ crucial to fight against Isis"
To the west, they are terrorists, yet they are now fighting on the same side as their interests converge with the US in the fight to help Iraq’s Kurdish forces stave off a jihadi offensive.

 To conclude- The ISIS mercs, PKK terrorists and the Peshmerga are the boots on the ground for the impending airstrikes on Syria-   And they are moving into place! 
Which is highly suggestive airstrikes are coming sooner rather then later.....

 The presence of ISIS trained by the US/Israel and co.,  is the sole reason the US DOES NOT need boots on the ground, because the boots are already present, ready and available for the killing. This is why the US claims they are sending "advisers" Advisers, aren't so much the massive fighting force as the planners and executioners of all this death and destruction. Or order out of chaos

Flashback! Sept. 2012-Could a state for Greater Kurdistan be on the horizon??

Friday, September 19, 2014

A Mole Inside Assad's Embassy Aided Syrian Rebel? Problematic tale

WSJ- A tale that beggars belief -To exceed the limits, resources, or capabilities of

Was he a mole? Really?

First issue- We have no way of knowing if he actually ever worked in the Syrian embassy? This entire narrative could be completely contrived to give the US government deniability as this man likely forged passports for destabilizers and terrorists.
You want to know how American citizens came to be in Syria fighting with ISIS? Look no further then the US government, this admitted passport forger and their covert ops & operatives

 Bassam Barabandi, a diplomat in the Syrian embassy here, (allegedly) was leaving Ramadan prayers at a mosque late one night two years ago when he ran into an opponent of the Syrian regime. Mr. Barabandi knew the man slightly and offered him a ride home.
Really? I am not buying the random run in and the subsequent chance conversation- Considering the two happen to be 'praying' at the same mosque?
The chance conversation that followed transformed the diplomat's life. It also altered the fortunes of scores of Syrians working to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad."I need to ask you something," the regime opponent, Mohammed Alaa Ghanem, said as they trundled through Washington in a rusty Audi 2000. "There are these activists, and they need passports."
Mr. Barabandi thought for a few seconds, then said he would help.
A few seconds was all it took? Wow!
War forces people to think about which side they are on and how much they are prepared to do for it.
And how much profit can be made from making the right choices?
Mr. Barabandi, a career Syrian diplomat,(allegedly) became an opposition mole, working on behalf of moderate elements battling the Assad regime. With limited U.S. support, (bullshit!) these groups have been struggling to hold on amid a battering from Syrian regime forces and Islamist militants competing for the same territory. The White House now is promising to provide support, mainly to help counter the militants, known as Islamic State.
Does the timing of this news item seem just a bit too convenient?
In his embassy post (what embassy, what post? Syria had two of them in the US) over the course of a year, (what year?) Mr. Barabandi issued travel documents for nearly 100 Syrian activists, according to interviews with him and more than a dozen opposition leaders. Through his efforts, activists were able to flee and campaign against the same regime he officially represented.
Mr. Barabandi kept the arrangement secret even from his family. Associates used cryptic messages to arrange rendezvous points. Unmarked envelopes were exchanged on street corners or thrust through car windows.
 Envelopes containing what?

Well if this is him... he isn't afraid for his life or anything like that?
 Second problem!-  If this man really & truly worked at the actual Syrian Embassy, wouldn't identifying documents associating him with the actual embassy be more credible as proof of his legitimate employment for the democratically elected government of Syria
Yet, the WSJ does not provide us with anything remotely related to proof of his actual employment? Why? 
This story stinks!

Mr. Barabandi couldn't be certain whom he could trust in the opposition. Even those who received passports weren't told how they had been obtained.
Opposition figures in the U.S. and Europe say Mr. Barabandi has been a lifeline.
What opposition figures in the US and Europe? This sounds very connected to intelligence as opposed to some random, coincidental happenstance sort of stuff
Besides antiregime activists, he obtained passports for ordinary Syrians blacklisted by the Assad regime, according to interviews and Syrian government documents. He also secretly passed information about the regime to the Syrian opposition and U.S. lawmakers, helping identify targets for sanctions later imposed.
Mr. Barabandi, 44 years old, grew up in Damascus in a middle-class Sunni Muslim family. A grandfather and granduncle served in parliament. In recent years, many of his relatives supported the Assad regime, while others dissented and fled or were jailed.
Antiregime activist Mohammed Alaa Ghanem's priority was to help some lawyers leave northern Syria for Turkey, where they could draft laws to govern rebel-controlled parts of Syria. Stephen Voss for The Wall Street Journal
After studying at the American University in Beirut, Mr. Barabandi, at his parents' suggestion, sought and won a job in the Syrian diplomatic service. He was sent to Syria's embassy in Washington in 2008, a few months before the election of a president, Barack Obama, who spoke of reaching out to U.S. adversaries. Mr. Barabandi made friends in Congress and at think tanks.( giant warning sign. Which think tanks? Rand? Heritage Foundation? Etc?
When the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings reached Syria, he thought the government might cut a deal with the protesters. Then he watched a televised speech by Mr. Assad. "He didn't talk about compromise. He just described the revolutionaries as terrorists…It was a bloody message," Mr. Barabandi said in an interview. "We understood that there's no hope."
A harsh crackdown that spring, igniting Syria's civil war, left Syrians at the embassy in Washington divided. Mr. Assad had the support of Christians and Alawites, his own sect. Mr. Barabandi and other Sunnis were disappointed.
When protesters appeared outside the embassy, Mr. Barabandi was tapped to act as a go-between. It was a role he struggled with, knowing those outside associated him with the Assad regime's growing brutality.
So, in 2011 he was tapped to act as a go between? And of course he is selling the official state sanctioned conspiracy theory!
Over coffee and cigarettes, he started telling friends he wasn't sure whether he should stay at his post or consider defecting, recalled Mouaz Moustafa, head of the antiregime Syrian Emergency Task Force, and Basel Saiedy, a Maryland dentist who grew up with Mr. Barabandi in Syria.
One day in May 2011, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the embassy. Syria's ambassador to the U.S., Imad Mustafa, told Mr. Barabandi to invite some inside. Mr. Barabandi tried in subtle ways to signal to them that he didn't support the regime's tough handling of dissent.
So, if he was actually in the Syrian embassy, which is questionable, he was already playing for the NATO team way back when the destabilization begain
"His eyes were trying to tell us, 'Hey, guys, we aren't all the same,' " said Talal Sunbulli, president of the Syrian American Council, an antiregime group.

The ambassador came in and made a full-throated defense of Mr. Assad. The meeting became a shouting match. The ambassador asked attendees for their names. Some hesitated.
The most outspoken, a physician named Abdelmajid Jondy, complained of his family's treatment in Syria and railed against Mr. Assad. He provided details about his family, from Syria's southern Deraa area. On his way out, he told Mr. Barabandi he should feel "ashamed for working for a regime like this."
The ambassador sent details of the exchange to Damascus, Mr. Barabandi said. A few weeks later, Dr. Jondy's brother in Deraa was killed by government security forces, according to Dr. Jondy and another family member. Dr. Jondy said he believes the regime went after his brother as punishment for his own opposition role. The Syrian government didn't respond to requests for comment.
No way to verify any of the above claims- As I've already stated this story reads as too convenient and too contrived to be anything more then cover for the US issuing passports to their destabilizers and killers

"That was the real turning point for me," Mr. Barabandi said. "It was more emotional now, more personal." He decided to become more active in helping the opposition.
How was this personal? 

The question was how. He feared that relatives in Damascus could be targeted if he defected. He decided to stay at the embassy while trying to get them out.

He started to work with Andrew Tabler, of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a think tank. Meeting at a restaurant in the Dupont Circle neighborhood in August 2011, Mr. Barabandi said the Syrian ambassador was investigating Assad opponents in Washington, according to Mr. Tabler, who alerted his contacts in the U.S. government.
So this man was making all the right connections and meeting all the 'right' people as soon as the destabilization campaign had begun in earnest, more then three years ago, and we are just getting his fanciful tale now?

Alan Makovsky, an adviser to Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, once thought Mr. Barabandi to be just a regime apparatchik but now saw him differently. The two began getting together on Sundays, meeting at a Foggy Bottom sandwich shop to avoid being spotted at the Capitol
At one meeting, Mr. Barabandi slipped Mr. Makovsky documents about a Syrian company close to the regime—information Mr. Makovsky passed to the Obama administration. The company eventually ended up on a sanctions list.
And what did Mr Makovsky slip Mr Barabandi in return? Cash? How much?
At the end of 2011, the Syrian ambassador left the U.S. Six months later, the U.S. expelled the chargé d'affaires, after a massacre of civilians in Syria. As diplomats at the embassy moved up in rank, Mr. Barabandi in July 2012 became counselor. That put him in charge of the section that handled passports.
The first request for travel documents came via Mr. Moustafa. Mr. Barabandi agonized for two weeks over whether to help. Then he issued a passport and gave it to Mr. Moustafa, who flew it to a Turkish city to deliver the first one.
One of the most prominent antiregime activist to get a passport from Mr. Barabandi with Mr. Moustafa's help was Khaled Abu Salah, who walked from the Syrian city of Homs to Turkey to escape the regime in July 2012. He thought the "only thing the government was going to give him was a death certificate," his wife recalled.
In late summer 2012, Mr. Barabandi went all-in. That was when he ran into the antiregime activist Mr. Ghanem as the two left a Washington mosque.

Mr. Ghanem

Mr Barabandi is "all in" in 2012 and yet the WSJ wants us to believe he simply happened to run into an antiregime activist as they both left this mosque?
Mr. Ghanem was walking toward the Dupont Circle metro station at close to midnight when Mr. Barabandi offered him a ride home.
They drove around for more than an hour talking. When Mr. Ghanem got up the nerve to ask for help getting passports, Mr. Barabandi paused, then said: "I would be happy to oblige."
Does that make sense to you? Doesn't make any to me. We have the man who is all in and has been all in since early 2011, meeting with an antiregime activist, serendipitously driving around for an hour talking before anti-regime activist finally 'got up the nerve' to ask for covert assistance? What a crock of shit!
Mr. Ghanem's priority was to help some lawyers leave northern Syria for Turkey, where they could draft laws to govern rebel-controlled parts of Syria.

They sent their expired Syrian passports by DHL to Mr. Ghanem's office. He then texted Mr. Barabandi. Not wanting to say "passports," lest someone see the message, he used the Arabic term "amanah," meaning an entrusted item, to signal that expired passports had arrived.
Mr. Barabandi drove to near Mr. Ghanem's office. Mr. Ghanem walked to the street and passed through the car window an unmarked envelope containing the expired passports. Days later, Mr. Barabandi returned and handed back the envelope, now containing renewed passports. Mr. Ghanem sent them to Turkey, from which they were smuggled into Syria, Mr. Ghanem said.

Renewing expired passports wasn't so difficult. Mr. Barabandi just had to affix a sticker, sign his name and make changes on the computer. But issuing new passports required prior authorization from Damascus.
Mr. Barabandi tricked the system. He pretended he had made an error, such as a birth-date mix-up, on a newly approved passport, and asked the Syrian government for another authorization allowing his computer to print out a passport. When the replacement authorization came, he used it to produce a passport for a dissident, while giving the first passport to the original applicant. As far as Damascus knew, only one passport had been issued.
One new passport was for Danny al-Baaj, a Syrian diplomat in Geneva. (Hardly!) His job there was to press members of the United Nations' Human Rights Council to water down resolutions against the regime. Instead, he was pressing them to sharpen their criticism.
  • Then the regime summoned him home, a sign it had discovered his double game. He defected in Geneva. Syria canceled his passport.
In January 2013, Mr. Barabandi got him a new one.
A month after that, an unexpected threat to the passport scheme arose. Some of Secretary of State John Kerry's advisers suggested closing Syria's embassy as a way to isolate the Assad regime.

Mr. Ghanem's organization asked that it be left open, according to Robert Ford, then U.S. ambassador to Syria. The activists didn't reveal their reason, which of course was so Mr. Barabandi could continue his passport work. The State Department left the embassy open.

In May 2013 came another peril. Syrian security detained an activist whose cellphone contained Skype communications in which Mr. Barabandi discussed his passport operation, said Messrs. Barabandi and Moustafa.

Officials in Damascus asked the embassy to send a list of people who had received new passports or renewals under Mr. Barabandi's watch. A list was sent, but it omitted the names of antiregime activists he had helped.

Mr. Barabandi now knew his time as a Syrian diplomat was running out. On June 17, 2013, he sat down at his office computer, filled out an application for U.S. asylum, and put it in the mail.
Mr Barabandi has all these intelligence connections.... Connections to think tanks etc., and we are supposed to believe he filled out an application for asylum and put it in the mail? Seriously?

Then, for a short time, he went back to his routine—which included receiving, out on the street, another batch of expired Syrian passports to be renewed.

In one of his last official acts, he renewed travel documents for Rami Jarrah, who operated an anti-Assad news agency and radio station from Cairo that had run afoul of Egyptian authorities. Egypt shut it down. With a passport, Mr. Jarrah was able to go to Turkey and re-establish his station.
Did Egypt shut this radio station in Cairo down when Morsi was in power? Or when Sissi was in power?

On the last Friday of July 2013, Mr. Barabandi left the embassy for good. Mr. Ghanem's activist group told the State Department it no longer opposed shutting Syria's embassy, which the U.S. later did.

Since then, the moderate rebels in Syria, outgunned and under siege in their Aleppo stronghold, have lost ground both to the Assad regime and to Islamic State militants. Last week, Mr. Barabandi watched Mr. Obama's televised speech pledging to weaken and eventually destroy Islamic State. Mr. Barabandi worried that the focus on combating the Islamists meant the president was losing sight of what the ex-diplomat called "Assad's massacres."

Mr. Barabandi and his wife have been interviewed by U.S. officials reviewing their application for asylum. They now are waiting to hear a decision. If the U.S. says no, Mr. Barabandi said, maybe he will try Canada.
 Quite a tale fabricated around this man- He got paid off to work with killers, intelligence groups, think tanks etc.,

Moving the goal post- Attacking ISIS. Attacking Syria- US training ISIS!

Of course, attacking Syria was always the real goal. 
The ISIS illusion was just the smoke and mirrors to justify the initiating actions. Today we can really get a sense of the goal posts being moved. Or the smoke clearing? Whichever?

Memes or mind viruses that have already invaded your consciousness are being reactivated

1-Syria & chemical weapons
Israel believes Syria kept 'significant' chemical arsenal
Intelligence official says Syria has held on to combat-ready chemical weapons despite giving up relevant raw materials • Using chemical weapons against Israel, even on a small scale, "wouldn't be a game-changer, it would be a game-ender" for Syria.
US: Assad broke chemical arms agreement
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday accused Syrian President Bashar Assad of breaking the terms of a global pact on chemical weapons by unleashing chlorine gas this year.
OPCW document: Syria had ricin program 
Syrian authorities have declared that they once had a program to produce the deadly toxin ricin, according to an official document of the global chemical weapons watchdog.
Plenty of claims, no substance. Old news rehashed in a timely fashion.

 2- Syria colluded with ISIS
Syria played “footsies” with ISIS
 If Assad's forces indeed do decide to focus on ISIL significantly, which they haven't been doing throughout this period, one of our judgements is there is evidence that Assad has played footsie with them, and he has used them as a tool of weakening the opposition
Readers here know that is not true. Readers here know that Kerry is LYING, as usual
In fact just yesterday......
Syrians strike Islamic State stronghold, killing scores
Syria’s government sent in helicopter gunships against a town held by Islamic State terrorists on Thursday, killing at least 15.

3- Syria had/has nukes? Allegedly?
* Many IAEA board members abstain from vote on proposal
VIENNA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Western states defeated a Russian proposal on Friday to remove Syria's alleged past nuclear activities from the agenda of meetings of the U.N. atomic agency, diplomats said.
Russia most likely wanted this quashed because it was as obvious to them as it is to me that this is spin being used to justify an attack on Syria

4- Kurds are fleeing?
Iraqi Kurdish president urges international community to "use all means" to protect Syrian city
"I call on the international community to use every means as soon as possible to protect Kobani," President Masoud Barzani said in a statement.
Every means as soon as possible......................

1st UPDATE-Saxby Chambliss: Some Syrians will flip
Saxby is selling a lie. He knows, as you and I know, that the US is arming and training ISIS!
Sometime in the future this will again be spun as 'blowback' and incompetence.
The logical fallacy of “blowback”. Intoxication with the blowback mind virus
Don't believe it, arming ISIS is the plan. Arming, supporting, creating, aiding ISIS has always been the plan!

"Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss on Friday said he expects some of the Syrian rebels the U.S. will train to defect to other groups, possibly even the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
“I would guess you’re going to have to assume that some of those folks that we train will ultimately will be flipped to another group — maybe ISIS or maybe somebody else,” he said of the rebels on MSNBC"
 France is bombing in Iraq now
France launches first strikes on Iraq
“This morning at 9:40 am our Rafale jets launched a first strike against a logistics depot of the terrorists,” President Francois Hollande’s office said in a statement issued shortly after the raids.
France will take their bombing raids, along with the US, into Syria.

Got this from J. Sorrentine. You all might like it.
BTW, we were talking about hiding in plain sight the other day. 
You may have seen this CSPAN video from around 1990 about "ISIS". ;)

Nice, huh?
Nice, indeed! Thanks JS!

This background info will come in handy- A Monroe Doctrine for NATO

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Monroe Doctrine for NATO

The 19th-century strategy provides a model for how to protect Ukraine and other vulnerable states

Uncle Sam carrying his big stick- for head bashin'
Took some time to read up on the Monroe doctrine- which by all appearances looked to be a way the US controlled/dominated all of South America-
 Using NATO as a very big stick, a global tyrannical army, this "Monroe Doctrine" looks to be an agenda for controlling/dominating just about the entire globe- Frightful stuff

Speaking in Tallinn, Estonia, President Barack Obama earlier this month affirmed America's commitment to defend NATO allies in Eastern Europe. The reassurance was welcomed, particularly by the Baltic republics, which have been feeling the heat from Russia's invasion of Ukraine. (you know the invasion that didn't happen)
Yet Mr. Obama's speech telegraphed an unintended message to Moscow: Keep Crimea and continue violating Ukraine's sovereignty—just don't cross the line west into NATO territory.

Ukraine and several other strategically important sates aren't NATO members and therefore not covered by Article 5 of the Atlantic Charter, under which an attack on one member is considered an attack on all. How can Washington forestall further Russian encroachments in such regions? (Russian encroachment?) American history provides an instructive precedent for how to prevent foreign meddling in vulnerable states: the Monroe Doctrine.
Preventing foreign meddling? Or controlling & completely dominating?
Formulated by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams in 1823 during the presidency of James Monroe, the doctrine stipulated that the U.S. would view attempts by European colonial powers to interfere in the affairs of the newly independent countries of Latin America as acts of aggression.

Ever since Monroe enunciated it in his State of the Union address that year, historians and leftist Latin American politicians have besmirched the doctrine as the ideological essence of Yanqui imperialism. (which it did)
The spin in this next paragraph is vomit inducing, but, it gives us all the idea of how this new Monroe doctrine of dominance and control is going to be foisted on the unwashed masses
But by declaring itself hegemon of the Western hemisphere, the U.S. was doing precisely the opposite: creating space for Latin American nations to choose their own destiny, free of foreign intervention. And the doctrine worked: Latin America didn't face nearly as much colonial aggression as before.
Yup, free of intervention from anyone but the US! No colonial aggression from anyone but the US.
NATO today should apply something like the Monroe Doctrine to European states that geographic misfortune has placed outside the Alliance but whose sovereignty is essential to a Continent "whole, free and at peace." One way to formulate the principle would be to announce that attempts by outside powers to subvert the sovereignty of these states will be considered, in Monroe's words, "as the manifestation of an unfriendly disposition" toward the Western Alliance.
A Continent "whole, free and at peace" ? While completely dominated and subjugated by the US via the big, big NATO tyranny
Practically, this would offer everything just short of an Article 5 commitment to put NATO forces on the ground to defend against attack. Had such a policy been in place before Vladimir Putin launched his Ukrainian adventure, it would have meant immediate and crushing sanctions on Russia, full-scale diplomatic isolation and the supply of lethal aid to Kiev.

Had the West made clear early in Russia's attempt to dismember Ukraine that such moves would come at a prohibitively high cost, then the entire crisis might have been averted. By contrast, likening the borders of NATO territory to a "trip wire" has the perverse effect of emboldening bad behavior on the other side.

The countries caught between NATO and Russia—Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, all of which have sought, to varying degrees, membership in NATO—exist within a dangerous gray area, zones of contestation between East and West. They deserve something better than to be told "Good luck, you're on your own."

Leaving these countries outside the West's defense architecture invites Russian aggression. With 20% of Georgia, the breakaway Republic of Transnistria, and the Crimean Peninsula all under its belt, Russia has indefinitely forestalled these nations' progress toward NATO membership, since the Alliance doesn't accept new members with open border disputes.

While extending NATO in the near future may not be in the cards, there should exist a strategic framework for candidate states, short of full membership, which would help reduce the ambiguity inherent in their security environment. It would go beyond the current Membership Action Plan mechanism, which provides a path of reform to aspirant nations but does little to ensure their security against attack.

At stake is Western credibility.
While not a treaty commitment, the 1994 Budapest Memorandum signed by the U.S., U.K. and Russia did offer security guarantees to Ukraine in exchange for Kiev giving up its nuclear weapons stockpile to Moscow. The evident worthlessness of those guarantees will not only make it more difficult to convince other nations to dispense of their nuclear arsenals, but signals that Western governments aren't serious about enforcing agreements.

Last year, in a speech before the Organization of American States, Secretary of State John Kerry proclaimed that the "era of the Monroe Doctrine is over." In so doing, he broke with every administration since Monroe, which all viewed the Western hemisphere as off-limits to rival powers. It was of a piece with Mr. Kerry's characterization of Moscow's actions as belonging to the 19th century. Yet in resisting Russia's neo-imperialism, Washington would do well to resuscitate a 19th-century doctrine of its own.
 Reading this article from WSJ is Orwellian. Black is white. Up is down. Lies are truth.

If you didn't read this post from earlier this year, today, could be a very good day to do so!

NATO global dominance

"Toward a Europe Whole & Free" Via NATO global dominance

Catch the video. Read the links. Contemplate the agenda the US is pushing.