Just today, what do I see?:
Zero Hedge: Russia Expands Military Presence In Syria Despite German, French Threats
Why is a so called alternative media outlet spinning the same perception managing meme as NATO media?
Especially when this particular claim, "Russian troop build up", cannot be verified as correct or true! I mean, not even close! No picture or video on social media appeared credible.
And worse still, promoting this fabrication plays right into the hands of NATO/Israel and expanded war?
I touched on this fact in the previous post on this topic:
Widening war. Killing and displacing more humans. Why fan that flame?Seriously, I'm asking because I want to know "What gives?" Why spin and worse expand on an unsubstantiated, unverifiable and completely beneficial to Israel and NATO meme?! Unless the intent is to sensationalize and fan the war flames? Or to bolster lies?
As my disillusionment with alternative media grows by leaps and boundsNYT's: Russia Answers U.S. Criticism Over Military Aid to Syria
The Foreign Ministry here expressed surprise on Monday over an American warning to Russia against escalating the conflict in Syria, saying that the Kremlin’s Syrian policy — in particular furnishing military aid to help the government confront extremist forces — had been consistent for years.I had the above information in my previous post, from another source, still we'll read on
Almost to the day the bogus Russian build up story started making the rounds another pertinent news item had also emerged. Coincidence that the Russian buildup tale took away from this news? Doubtful
"The sharp exchanges over Russian military aid to the Syrian government appeared to have dampened a brief spirit of cooperation"
September 4th, 2015- Putin speaks of a coalition and new elections with a healthy opposition participating
Vladimir Putin said during a visit to Vladivostok that he had spoken to President Obama about creating an international coalition against terrorism and extremism.
“Uniting our efforts in fighting terrorism should run parallel with some political process in Syria itself and the Syrian president by the way agrees with that – even as far as holding early elections, let’s say, parliamentary ones, establishing contacts with the so-called healthy opposition, bringing them into government,” the Russian president said.Which nations would NOT want a real coalition opposed to terrorism and extremism?
Answer: Zio/NATO nations
Which nations do not want to wage a legitimate war against terrorism and extremism?
Answer: Obviously those nations that use terror and extremism, in the ME, to expand, destabilize, create refugees, steal resources and land- Zio/NATO nations
To reiterate Putin suggests a way to make peace. It seems sensible. But the US/Israel/NATO wants no part of it so the NATO media starts spinning Russian military buildup to distract from a possible peaceable solution. To spread fear. And to keep the war going, hell, expand it too!
Let's go back to NYT's
Russia may try to use American criticism of any military aid as proof that the Obama administration is soft on the Islamic State and only wants to topple President Bashar al-Assad, he said, so “it can be presented as an American unwillingness to fight evil.”That is correct. The US is soft on ISIS. And all they care about is ousting Assad. Which is why they ensured this possible solution, this opportunity for peace, was buried under an avalanche of detritus! Sadly so called "alternative media" has chosen to go along with the psyop!
NYT's: Mr. Putin is scheduled to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York this month, for the first time in 10 years. That will give him a high-profile platform to promise to use Russia’s resources in the fight against international terrorism, including at a Sept. 27 meeting on confronting the Islamic State that the Obama administration is organizing.That meeting is a little more then two weeks away? Will the US and company simply expand the war on Syria before that meeting takes place? It certainly appears as if that is exactly what is happening! UK and drones? France and Australia could bomb Syria in days!
As I pointed out in the Boy on a Beach post Kerry was talking boots on the ground!
“Boy on a Beach” Narrative Riddled with Inconsistencies & Agenda Pushing - Kerry stresses need for Syria ground invasion
Yet, still we get from NATO media & the alternative NATO media claiming the Russia expansion in Syria meme? Why?
Let's go one better, still!
Saved this linked below item the other day. Thinking I won't be using it, but, sadly I am! - let's read what they are saying, ok?
Media reports of a Russian military presence in Syria have stirred high-profile accusations that Russia is reinforcing its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, President Vladimir Putin's long-term ally who has been battling opposition forces in his country since 2011.
The reports, which are sketchy and not substantiated by any solid evidence, were quickly rebuffed by Putin himself.
Yet, the propaganda train keeps chuggin' down the tracks. Including the so called alternative propaganda train!
Assad’s regime is embroiled in intense fighting against Western-backed opposition groups and, in the meantime, against the Islamic State. The Kremlin has repeatedly called on the U.S.-led coalition of Western and Gulf states that has called for Assad's ouster to consider the Syrian president an ally in the fight against Islamic State, which it refuses to do.
But while selling equipment under governmental contracts is a common international practice, deploying troops to the area would take the conflict to a different level, which the Russian ruling elite has no intention of doing because it might draw the country into a drawn-out and expensive war, pundits told The Moscow Times.
“After the Soviet operation in Afghanistan, our public opinion has certain prejudices against sending troops to fight for ideals that are foreign to us,” said Nikolai Kozhanov, an international relations expert at the Moscow Carnegie Center think tank.
Troops or No Troops?
Several Western media outlets claimed that Russian military were fighting alongside pro-Assad forces in Syria last week, citing photos posted on social networks of what was reported to be a Russian armored vehicle and Russian airplanes.On Friday Putin denied the claims.
The media also attributed their conclusions to a YouTube video containing footage from an unidentified Syrian TV channel in which a soldier can be heard shouting something that resembles two Russian words. In addition, an unidentified activist from a rebel group was cited as telling British newspaper The Times of London that “the Russians have been there a long time.”
“To talk about us being ready to do it [carry out a military operation and deploy troops to Syria] is premature. We're supplying enough support by [providing the Syrian army] with military equipment, training troops and arming them,” he was cited as saying by state news agency RIA Novosti.
Lavrov reiterated Putin’s statement in conversation with Kerry, the foreign minister's spokeswoman said Monday. He also called on the U.S. to collaborate with the Syrian government in order to fight the Islamic State, calling the Syrian government army “the most effective force.”I addressed the FACT that Russia has always supported the Syrian military. They have also assisted with some financial dealings. And have provided much food aid. These subjects have been covered here at this blog-
“There's been a shift in the quality of the equipment we are supplying — we have started to sell more and better equipment to the Syrians,” Kozhanov from the Carnegie Center told The Moscow Times. “Apparently Russian officialdom is raising the stakes in the game, but it's unlikely they would change the strategy [and deploy troops],” he said.
Right now there's simply no need to: The situation may be difficult, but Assad is still a long way off defeat, Kozhanov said.
Drawing Russia into a long war would be a serious risk for the Kremlin, if it were to deploy troops to Syria, even with a loyal leader at stake, said Alexei Makarkin, deputy head of the Center for Political Technologies, a Moscow-based think tank.
Since Russia is selling equipment to the Syrians, there are certainly some military personnel present who are responsible for maintaining the equipment and teaching local troops how to use it, Kozhanov said.
The photo circulating in the media that purportedly shows Russian military personnel in Syria was taken from the VKontakte social media account of Ivan Strebkov, who Internet users speculated could be a member of the Russian military.Sorry for repeating issues already addressed. I'm asking again, as my disillusionment with so called alternative media grows astronomically, why spin for NATO? Why spin for expanded war?
Why repeat unsubstantiated gossip? I just don't know! But, definitely feel frustrated by it all.
OH and one more thing.......
A Russian buildup in Syria? The propaganda machine strikes again
The menace of unreality
-Ynet’s completely unsourced diatribe made a number of outlandish allegations.Etc, etc., So forth and so on. And then there are places like Zero Hedge? So, what gives?
-The Daily Beast (which is considered a comic by serious Russia watchers) followed up Ynet’s outlandish allegations. The by-line was interesting. One Michael Weiss, a New York neocon activist, and a failed Republican Party candidate.
-The day after The Daily Beast’s little slice of fiction; Elliott Abrams of the Council on Foreign Relations came to the table.
- Using Weiss and Ynet as his sources, Abram's ‘Putin in Syria’ yarn was, without question, read by Washington policy makers.