Thursday, November 5, 2015

Syria: SAA advances in Aleppo! Western Media Talks Mustard Gas?

The NATO backed rebels must have took a very big hit today!  Or should I say yesterday? Because the road to Aleppo is cleared of explosives and ready for use! And the NATO mercs that survived, fled.

Sputnik - First the fleeing
 "The survivors fled toward Raqqa," Mayhoub said
 Six days ago YPG and friends were supposed to be moving on  Raqqa

AraNews- Then the reunion of terrorists

“The battle for liberating Raqqa has been agreed upon by major forces in northern Syria, and the zero-hour is approaching,” the rebel commander Abu Issa said in a statement on Thursday.
 “We declare Raqqa province a military zone, and the zero-hour will be announced soon for liberating the entire province from ISIS terrorists.”

We being:  The Syrian rebel group of Liwaa Thuwar al-Raqqa, a major ally to the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG)

The Wins!

An Oilfield: Syrian army, allied Hezbollah militia expel ISIS from key oilfield near Hama

SAA victorious- Proud Syrians
 Backed by the Lebanese militia of Hezbollah, forces loyal to the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad attacked positions of the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) in Hama province, central Syria, seizing control of an oilfield with its facilities after clashes with ISIS insurgents, local sources reported on Wednesday.

Speaking to ARA News in Hama, media activist Khaled Mahmoud said that the Syrian army and allied Hezbollah militants forced ISIS to withdraw from an oilfield and its surroundings in al-Salamiyah sub-district in Hama province.

“ISIS has lost dozens of militants during the clashes near Aqayrbat town in al-Salamiyah suburbs,” the source reported.

Subsequent to heavy clashes with the radical group, the pro-regime forces have taken control of several hills on the highway of Khanasser-Ithraya, between Aleppo and Hama.
 And a vital road to Aleppo!

Syrian Government Forces Regain Key Aleppo Supply Route

Government forces reopened the crucial supply line with allies including Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah militias

Syrian regime forces reopened a crucial supply line to the city of Aleppo on Thursday, nearly two weeks after Islamic State seized a section of the road and effectively cut off access to regime-held parts of the city.

Civilian and commercial traffic resumed on Thursday morning on the Khanaser road, a major regime supply line, state media, activists and local residents said.

Regime and allied forces including Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah militias regained control of the road on Wednesday, after a dayslong battle against the extremists.

Syrian state media reported on Thursday that its army had cleared Islamic State-planted explosives from the road, which runs through the town of Khanaser.

The road now links the regime-held western half of the city of Aleppo and other areas under the control of President Bashar al-Assad. The main Aleppo-Damascus highway was cut off by rebels three years ago, and Khanaser has since served as an alternative supply route.
Its strategic position makes it a key target for both the regime and rebel groups in the area, as well as Islamic State.
To obfuscate the NATO losses, we get the chemical weapons meme.

Ya know ‘mustard gas’ in August? Reported on in November.......A three month lag time.

Mustard gas identified in Syria, says OPCW report

 An international expert group has confirmed that chemical weapons were used in August during a deadly battle in Syria between militants.

One casualty in this 'deadly battle'

A confidential October 29 report by the OPCW, a summary of which was shown to news agencies, concluded "with the utmost confidence that at least two people were exposed to sulphur mustard" in the town of Marea, north of Aleppo, on August 21.
"It is very likely that the effects of sulphur mustard resulted in the death of a baby," it said.

Deadly battle? Something seems off..

I expect that here in North America this chemical weapons tale will be the top story! On the lips of all talking heads! Look for it tomorrow morning- after midnight EST that is.
Back tomorrow!



  1. Hi Penny,

    Sorry, this is a little off topic here, but everything is interlinked so...

    Was Egypt getting too close to Russia? Did the west need to cool the friendship?

    On October 26th, Sputnik News published the following:

    Egypt Prepares 'A Complete Surprise for Traveling World'

    Egypt will launch a large-scale PR campaign in November to attract tourists to resorts and historical sites in the country, Tourism Minister Hishan Zazou said Monday.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — The minister said that the campaign would be "a complete surprise for the traveling world" and would increase tourism.
    Tourism accounts for 11 percent of Egypt’s economy and 19 percent of its foreign currency revenues.

    “We have adopted an emergency plan for a period from three to six months, maximum one year. We will launch it on November 1, in Egypt, it will be a special press conference and overseas it will be the largest tourism exhibition WTM [Welcome to World Travel Market] in London," Zazou told RIA Novosti.

    Zazou added that he was going to visit Moscow soon to discuss tourism matters with representatives of Russian tourism businesses.


    1. And this wouldn't be the first time israel et al have devastated Egypt's tourism industry (upon which they heavily rely) through terrorism.

  2. Russian Foreign Ministry is outraged by the fact that, while saying publicly that an explosive device on board the Russian Airbus A321 airliner could have caused its crash in Egypt on October 31, the British authorities have not shared any information giving rise to such assumptions with Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said. 'If this information is not provided but is used exclusively for some public statements, then it means that some special ends are pursued there..."

    So why the forceful media campaign?

    And this from Yest'd on the Turkish conundrum? So Erdogan faces the choice cling to Barzani and hope or cut a deal with Russia on gas discounts and Turkstream?

    "Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani joined Sinirlioglu on the final panel of the day, telling the audience that Erbil's relationship with Turkey will not be jeopardized by anyone, including the Iraqi government.

    Finally why is Turkey denying the Russian story about the anti missile defense lock which might dovetail with the US pulling the Patriots out?

    "Turkish sources also denied a lock had been placed on a Russian aircraft. "

    Something to do with deployments around the border area?

    1. Russian Foreign Ministry is outraged by the fact that, while saying publicly that an explosive device on board the Russian Airbus A321 airliner could have caused its crash in Egypt on October 31, the British authorities have not shared any information giving rise to such assumptions with Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said. 'If this information is not provided but is used exclusively for some public statements, then it means that some special ends are pursued there..."

      As Gallier said earlier, "Bingo!"

  3. Commander-in-Chief of Russia’s Aerospace Forces Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper published earlier on Thursday that Russia has deployed anti-aircraft missile systems in Syria to counter a possible strike against its forces in the country and also to prevent attempts to hijack a warplane. "We have studied all the possible threats. We sent there not only fighter jets, attack aircraft, bomber aircraft, helicopters but also missile systems. As various force majeure circumstances may occur," Bondarev said. TASS

    Interesting comment, steal an aircraft which makes recalls those early Syrian flight defections to Jordan and of course the MH saga and rumored TelAviv clone.

    Finally the WSJ push to implicate the Saudis an accident?

  4. Something about this whole thing recalls the Mediterranean incident when Russian radars picked up a missle launch and the US was scrambling to put together a story which ended in a jont statement of a joint US-Israeli test over the Mediterranean.

    RT: Israel says it carried out a “joint” US missile launch in the Mediterranean, having earlier claimed ignorance. A fighter jet launched an Ankor-type (“Sparrow”) missile as part of a drill to test the Israeli missile defense system. However, earlier, when the Russian government announced it had detected the firing of "two ballistic objects" in the area, Israel insisted it had no “information on this issue yet.”

    The launch came days before the Obama speech and the UK and Germany backing out of airstrikes
    Britain, Germany: We won’t take part in Syria air strikes

    That incident of course followed the Ghouta allegations and the run up to another Sep 11 bombing campaign that didn't happen. Peter King here touting the everyone on board for the strikes in 2013, but for the Russian intervention

    Which followed the coordinated embassy overruns circa 2012

    1. to my mind, this is the most likely account of the missile launch from the Mediterranean two years ago. Al Manar has intelligence links to Hezbollah which is the likely and credible source of the information.

      Curiously, the above incident happened days AFTER the British and Obomber publicly pulled out of the proposed Syrian air strikes and not before as commonly reported.

    2. That was the 2013 launch. The note alludes to the confusion surrounding the 2014 launch scenario in a replay of 2013

    3. More importantly in view of the plot narrative being stuffed into media about a walk on, the point of the Russian radars in 13/14 picking up the launches would tell you something pretty definitively about what the Russians do and don't know about any kind of missile that might have been launched at the target over Sinai. The 2014 'joint" Arrow 2 test had the DOD scrambling to pe reports whereas the Russians were the ones who allegedly brought the launch to view.

    4. As for the WSJ breaking news about the Manpads. Interfax 16OCT15

      ::Russian military possess info indicating that IS militants have MANPADS

  5. And now Hebdo has injected itself into the Russia crash


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