Yesterday we were supposed to ‘believe’ that Ban Ki Moon was scrambling for peacekeeping replacements for Golan...Of course, that is not a believable narrative. Ban Ki knew 10 days ago that the Austrian peacekeepers were leaving so the ‘scrambling’ narrative is nonsense
This morning it was being reported that Russia is ready to replace peacekeepers in Golan?
Russia has offered this, dependent on UN approval. And, if regional states show interest in the Russian proposal.
"In view of the complicated situation which is currently unfolding on the Golan Heights, we could replace the Austrian peacekeeping contingent, which is withdrawing from this region, on the disengagement line between the Israeli troops and the Syrian army,”
Putin said. Russia is ready to replace Austrian peacekeepers on the Golan Heights with approval from the United Nations and if the regional states show interest in the Russian proposal, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday
Israel is not interested in this. So, I don’t see peacekeepers in the demilitarized zone any time soon, if at all.
And by dinner time in my neck of the woods..
Putin's offer was quickly turned down, however, by Josephine Guerrero, a spokeswoman for the U.N. peacekeeping department. She said that while the offer was appreciated, the disengagement agreement does not allow the participation of troops from a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke with Ban about Syria, including the escalation of tensions on the Golan Heights, the ministry said.
The U.N. Security Council planned to discuss the peacekeeping mission later Friday.
The UN has known for days and days that the Austrian peacekeepers were leaving
Syrian troops head north: SA retake central villages from (almost non existent) NATO mercs
Following Wednesday's capture of Qusair, President Bashar Assad's forces appear to have directed their efforts toward driving rebels (NATO mercs) from the country's densely populated heartland, including the cities of Homs and Aleppo.
Government forces faced little resistance Friday as they took control of the central villages of Salhiyeh and Masoudiyeh, just north of Qusair, activists and the state news agency SANA said. On Thursday, the rebels also lost control the nearby village of Dabaa.
In northern Syria, rebels attacked a military air base and fired tank shells at its command building but failed to capture it, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Laugh of the day comes to us from Al Qaeda/NATO spokesperson Ayman al-Zawahiri
Who calls on NATO’s mercs to unite in Syria to bring down Assad. Al CIA/Mossaduh, always there when NATO needs'em.
This call cements his NATO leads salesman position as he promotes the destruction of Syria while upselling on the ‘Israeli victim’ mind virus . Fight for an Islamic state in Syria that could then wage all-out war with Israel. It is that obvious!
Does Zawahiri exist as a real individual? Or does he put on a costume like an actor playing a role and spout from a script for perception management via the msm for the gullible masses? Just curious?
What's up with Turkey and Erdogan?
Turkey appears to have fallen right off the news radar today? Interesting? Who has Erdogan been talking with the past couple of days? He came back to Turkey, greeted by cheering crowds. And very little main stream media coverage. Western main stream media coverage, of course. If anyone has seen anything of interest feel free to leave it
The Economist is mentioning the protests are not really bothering the economy
Turkey has the usual problems that never really bother the elite psychos
-“Although income inequality is worryingly wide”.....it needs to be made wider
-Turkey needs more labour-market and other reforms, not least to boost the employment rate among women.(Which is of course double speak for get more workers into the market to drive down wages)
- AKP has no credible opponents
-The slavish media have nurtured Mr Erdogan’s sense of infallibility. (Sounds like any other NATO nation- Slavish media) Eager to curry favour, media bosses continue to fire journalists who criticise the government. The craven self-censorship plumbed new depths when the protests broke out.
Mr Erdogan intends to stick around
If Erdogan was being warned or pressured ?? Judging by what I had seen today in the msm or more correctly, what I failed to see today- Mass condemnation. Correct buzz word use. The warning has been heeded.
Erdogan doesn't look to be going any where for now.