Thursday, August 30, 2018

Western aggression against Syria will seriously harm peace process, diplomat warns

 Idlib.

Western aggression against Syria will seriously harm peace process, diplomat warns

 Consequences of the West’s potential aggression against Syria will be inevitable and this will deal a heavy blow both to the settlement and global stability, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

"We are facing the most serious fears and share them with the world community and with the media, this concerns the prospect of implementing the above mentioned scenario [chemical weapons provocation in Syria and West’s potential strike against the republic]. This would be the heaviest blow both to the Syrian settlement and global security. The consequences of playing with fire are unpredictable," Zakharova warned.

The diplomat stressed that "the use of toxic substances and staged chemical attacks with the goal of making false accusations against the Syrian government and the military related to alleged chemical attacks" are absolutely unacceptable for Russia.
"Damascus does not have possibilities for that at all: Syria’s chemical arsenals were fully eliminated under the international surveillance in 2014-2015 during a unique operation involving the United States," she noted.
"There is only one conclusion from the current situation: the West is dissatisfied by the course towards settlement in Syria outlined by the UN Security Council Resolution 2254. It tries to change the vector of developments in the direction, which would mostly meet the plans of Washington and its allies," the diplomat said.
earlier today:

Turkey Working With Iran, Russia to Avoid Provocation in Syria's Idlib - Erdogan

 

 

Turkey Working With Iran, Russia to Avoid Provocation in Syria's Idlib - Erdogan

 Idlib, again.

sputnik
"The situation around Idlib has recently escalated with both Moscow and Damascus suggesting that militants are planning to stage a false-flag chemical attack against civilians there to frame the Syrian government.
Idlib is one of the Syrian areas where terrorists and militants, particularly those who are part of the Jabhat Nusra terror group or affiliated with it, are still active. Moreover, thousands of militants have been transported to the province from other Syrian regions under deals with Damascus."
Less concerned with Erdogan's talk about Aleppo because him acknowledging outright cooperation with Russia and Iran is the most significant statement he is making.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that Ankara was cooperating with Moscow and Tehran to avoid a catastrophe in Syria’s militant-held northwestern Idlib province.
"We are carrying out work together with the Russians and the Iranians to prevent the catastrophe which took place in Aleppo from repeating in Idlib. We are also engaged in talks with the US [authorities], we are looking for ways to clear Manbij of terrorists," Erdogan said during his speech in Ankara, as quoted by the CNN Turk broadcaster.

Still continuing on with the Idlib coverage:


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sept. 01- Is A Syrian Suez Approaching?

Interesting oped from Peter Ford @ MEE

Keeping in mind this repetition on anniversary dates that seems to present over and over.
September 1 will mark the 62nd anniversary of the secret formal request by the government of France to Israel for Israel to attack Egypt. 
The plan was for France, soon joined by the UK, to invade Egypt on the pretext of safeguarding the Suez Canal, in hopes of precipitating the overthrow of President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
The Tripartite Aggression, as the Arabs call it, was duly triggered on 29 October 1956, when Israel invaded. 
September 2018 is likely to witness another tripartite aggression based on pretexts and plotting, this time involving the US alongside the UK and France. The victim now is Syria. 

Chemical weapons allegations

The three governments in April staged a rehearsal for the upcoming performance, responding with bombing raids to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma. While Plan A for the raids involved heavy attacks on presidential offices and armed forces command and control centres, President Donald Trump was reportedly talked down from this by Secretary of Defence James Mattis, concerned by the prospect of possible clashes with Russia and risks to US forces stationed in Syria.
Aspects of the Douma operation conspired to make it likely that Plan A would be given a fresh run, which is now imminent.
From the point of view of the tripartite group, they painted themselves into a corner of bombing more heavily, because that is exactly what they promised to do after the Douma round in the event of further use of chemical weapons. 
The worst fears were not realised. It proved possible to bomb multiple sites without many civilian casualties or, more importantly, any significant military counteractions by Russia, Iran or Syria itself. And thanks to pliant media and legislators, it proved easy to bomb without having to go to the United Nations first, consult legislatures, or allow an inspection by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
The bombing increased Trump’s approval ratings dramatically, and did no harm to the fortunes of UK Prime Minister Theresa May or French President Emmanuel Macron. 
From the point of view of the militants opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, the lesson can only have been that a further incident was something devoutly to be wished for, if not actually engineered.

Ignoring evidence

It is not necessary to rehash the mountain of evidence pointing to the probability that Douma was fabricated. Suffice to say that OPCW inspectors, in their interim report presented on 6 July, stated that they had found no evidence that chemical weapons such as nerve agents had been used, and that the evidence for the use of chlorine as a weapon was inconclusive. 
Helped again by pliant media and sleepy legislators, the tripartite governments have simply ignored this assessment, continuing brazenly to claim that President Assad was responsible.

The joint statement of the US, UK and France issued on 21 August, threatening Syria with intervention if chemical weapons are used again, was peremptory. As regardless of grammar as of facts, the three said they “reaffirm [their] resolve to preventing the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime, and for holding them accountable … As we have demonstrated, we will respond appropriately to any further use.”
Oblivious to the amassing in Idlib of a jihadi strike force of thousands of fighters, spearheaded by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the powers claimed piously to be “gravely concerned over reports of a military offensive by the Syrian regime against civilians and civilian infrastructure”.
Possibly calling to mind that their planned action will be illegal, they proclaimed that “the unchecked use of chemical weapons by any state presents an unacceptable threat to all states”, laying the groundwork for a flimsy legal defence.

The precedents of Iraq and Libya

Were there any doubt that skulduggery was afoot, it was removed by media reports, based on Russian statements and briefings, of the White Helmets being on manoeuvres in the vicinity of Jisr al-Shughur, and the transfer to a nearby village of canisters of chlorine, under the direction of English-speaking special forces or contractors.
Simultaneously, reports appeared of the US bolstering its naval presence in the Gulf and land forces in Iraq on the borders with Syria.
Russia has moved more of its naval forces into Syrian territorial waters in response to the warning of imminent action, say reports.
How could anybody be so credulous as to believe a conspiracy theory like this, and from such tainted sources? Was it for a moment believable that the British or the Americans could be so duplicitous as to create for themselves a pretext to bomb a weak country in the Middle East? No need to go back as far as Suez to answer that; a quick recap of events in Iraq (weapons of mass destruction again) and Libya (baselessly alleged imminent massacres in Benghazi) would suffice.
But surely, it might be thought, wise counsels would prevail in Washington, London and Paris, given that Operation Douma did no great harm, but only because the scenario was pre-cooked with the Russians, on the basis that the targets were limited? 
Given also that the Iranians, with little to lose now that US sanctions are back on, would react if Assad and the Syrian state structure were threatened existentially? Or given that the 2,000 US troops in northeastern Syria and the al-Tanf enclave were hostages as well as tripwires, as exposed as any US troops ever were in neighbouring Anbar?
A few more paragraphs at the above link- 
His theory is the same as the one I wrote about in the post dated August 26/2018

Syria: US Signals To Russia They Will Hit Syria if Chemical Weapons are Deployed

 Is it possible, should there be a 'chemical weapons' attack in Syria, that there will be in automatic, immediate attack launched by the coalition? 
No pretext of going through the UN to add the aura of legitimacy to that which was desired all along? 
No trying to figure out if a chemical attack will have actually happened or who did the deed?  
Nothing like that. 
Just a claim of chemicals weapons use and boom- the US/coalition hits?

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Russia Calls on US & Germany to Influence Their Terrorists in Idlib

TASS:

Not so much Germany's thugs as wanting Germany to press the US on their terrorists in Idlib.
This is in response to a statement released by the German Speaker of the Government.

Moscow calls on Washington and Berlin to influence armed opposition groups and terrorists in Syria’s Idlib with whom they are keeping in contact, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters on Tuesday.

"We want to call on colleagues in Washington and Berlin, using the opportunities that they have, to influence the armed opposition members and terrorist structures - in the latter case I’m speaking about the US, not about Germany - with which they retain contact," the deputy foreign minister said, commenting on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump’s appeal to Moscow to influence Damascus regarding the situation in the governorate.

German Speaker of Government Steffen Seibert earlier released a statement on the telephone conversation between Merkel and Trump, which says that the German and US leaders called on Russia to influence Syria’s government to avoid escalation of tensions in Idlib.
 

Still continuing on with the Idlib coverage:


Monday, August 27, 2018

Syrian Air Defences on Highest Alert- Macron Threatens Airstrikes

Following up, or continuing to cover the ongoing situation in Syria.....

Syria: US Signals To Russia They Will Hit Syria if Chemical Weapons are Deployed

Macron speaks
"France is ready to conduct further airstrikes in Syria in response to Damascus' use of chemical weapons, French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday during his speech to French ambassadors.

"We will continue acting this way if we see new confirmed cases of the chemical weapons use," Macron said.

Confirmed? How? By who? White Helmets? Using social media as a proof?

From July... Recalling the Israeli airstrike in Northern Syria- Perhaps a trial run? 
 "Quite the northern locale strike into Syrian territory for Israel- But what else can be expected of Israel? Other then brazen war making activity?
And surely the US was completely aware and on board with this attack, right before the Helsinki summit. I've no doubt of that!"

Times of Israel- Syrian Air Defences Placed on High Alert
Syrian air defenses were placed on high alert Monday, according to a report in the pro-regime news site Al Masdar.
 The Syrian air defenses have been placed on highest alert across the country, pro-government reporters claimed this afternoon.

These reports seem to have some truth behind them because a source at the Mezzeh Airbase said that they have been ordered to make preparations for a possible attack on Damascus.
The reason for placing the air defenses on the highest alert was not revealed; however, it is believed to be due to the potential threat of a U.S. strike on the capital or its surrounding area.
A source told the newspaper that the Mazzeh airbase was preparing to defend against a possible US missile attack on Damascus.

Earlier in the day a top Russian official said the US was bolstering its military forces in the Middle East in preparation for a strike against Syrian government forces, according to the Russian news agency TASS.


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Syria: US Signals To Russia They Will Hit Syria if Chemical Weapons are Deployed

 Is it possible, should there be a 'chemical weapons' attack in Syria, that there will be in automatic, immediate attack launched by the coalition? 
No pretext of going through the UN to add the aura of legitimacy to that which was desired all along? 
No trying to figure out if a chemical attack will have actually happened or who did the deed?  
Nothing like that. 
Just a claim of chemicals weapons use and boom- the US/coalition hits?

 Bloomberg:
"John Bolton told his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev, that the U.S. has information Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing to use chemical weapons to recapture the northwestern province of Idlib from rebels.
Neither the Astana 3 or Syria need to use chemical weapons to 'recapture' anything!

The U.S. is ready to respond forcefully, Bolton said during a five-hour meeting in Geneva on Thursday, according to four people familiar with the discussions.
Russia’s Defense Ministry hit back on Saturday, accusing the U.S. of collaborating with al-Qaeda-linked rebels who are preparing to stage an incident that would serve as a pretext for another round of Western attacks on Assad.
Bashar Assad

 As I've explained on 4 occasions the Astana 3 (Iran, Russia and Turkey) are working towards a relatively orderly transition of Idlib province back to the government in Damascus and the coalition forces would do everything in their power to prevent this from occurring

Refresh your memory with a series of articles that were posted, by yours truly,  starting just over two weeks ago:


It seems realistic that the coalition would plan to counter the Astana trio:
There's still more to support this idea of countering the Astana trio, as reported yesterday
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) has installed advanced radar systems in the Kurdish areas of Hassakah and Kobani in preparation for creating a no-fly zone in northern Syria, a source told BasNews.
The source claimed that the facilities are set up in previously established airbases in southern Kobani as well as in Hassakah’s Romailan.
“Such facilities were needed for the creation of a no-fly zone that would possibly cover the areas from Manbij to Deir Ez-Zzor,” the source pointed out.
He also revealed that the US has recently sent additional shipments of weapons and ammunitions to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in order to prepare the Kurdish-led fighters for the final stages of the anti-IS campaign in the southern countryside of Hassakah.
The new measures are apparently in line with Washington’s plan to strengthen its military presence in Syria through enabling its allies and restricting rivals like Iran in expanding their influence across Syria.
Another source from the Democratic Union Party (PYD) told BasNews earlier that the US forces will not withdraw from Syrian Kurdistan after defeating the Islamic State as they are also planning to encounter the Iranian influence there and protect their own interests.
Concerning US’s possible no-fly zone in the easter Euphrates, the source said is aimed to protect the region against international and internal threats.
image from Bas News

All this talk about the US pulling out of Syria has been hogwash. Unadulterated grade A stinking excrement. And nothing more. Trump was never, I mean never, taking the troops out of Syria. Not without a fight.

Keeping in mind the British are always in Cyprus and ready to go. This fact has been discussed here at the blog previously.
"This sprawling base at the southern tip of the former U.K. protectorate of Cyprus is the heartbeat of Operation Shader, the British contribution to a U.S.-led international campaign against the self-proclaimed caliphate of the Islamic State."
 Akrotiri’s proximity to ISIS holdouts enables its pilots to strike “targets of opportunity” when they pop up in the open, he said. Reporters visiting the base were shown a video purportedly showing the vehicle of what Dickens called a “high-value target” — military speak for senior enemy commanders — being bombed during an unescorted drive through seemingly uninhabited land.
 “The pace of the campaign is set by the SDF and their capabilities as they move forward,” Dickens said.
 So if the SDF moves westward, towards Idlib, the British fighters pilots will aid their advance. Think about that possibility?

US/UK/France preparing new Syria strikes on trumped up pretext
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, militants are arriving in Syria's Idlib after being trained by a private British military company called Olive.
The Russian Defense Ministry has accused the United States, the United Kingdom and France of preparing to carry out new strikes against Syria under the pretext of chemical weapons use by Syrian government forces.

"Western countries' actions in spite of their public statements are aimed at another sharp deterioration of the situation in the Middle East region and the disruption of the peace process on the territory of Syria," ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov noted.
Interesting the UK is very big on guns for hire
Leading UK private military company Aegis Defence Services (now part of GardaWorld), Control Risks, and Olive Group are also among the top recruiters. Their senior executives and board are dominated by former military officers, says War on Want. The chief executive of Aegis, for example, is former Gen Graham Binns, one-time commander of British troops in Basra.

G4S last year secured a contract of up to £188m to provide security for the Basrah Gas Company and signed a five-year, £100m contract with the British embassy in Afghanistan. Clients of G4S, whose annual turnover in Africa has reached £500m, include Royal Dutch Shell and AngloGold Ashanti, War on Want reports.

Foreign Office spending on contracts with private UK security companies rose from £12.6m in 2003 to £48.9m in 2012, according to official figures.
The use of private armies and “floating armouries” by shipping companies is also growing, according to War on Want. Floating armouries are ships harboured at sea, stacked with high-powered rifles, night-vision goggles.
More than half of the members of the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) are British. Protection Vessels International Ltd, a UK company, describes itself as the “global leader in armed maritime security”. It was set up in 2008 by senior former military figures “with the express purpose of applying military standards of security”, with a team “drawn from the highest echelons of UK Royal Marines, UK government intelligence and commerce”, War on Want notes.
Privateers have never gone away... Privateers are pirates sanctioned by the state- In the same way as irregular fighters/terrorists are sanctioned by the state while offering up plausible deniability to the state on whose behalf they work. Same/same.

Senior US diplomat Visited Unlawfully Annexed Territory in Syria
 Daily Mail - William Roebuck

SHADADI: A senior US diplomat visited Kurdish-held territory in Syria on Saturday as the minority negotiates with Damascus over the future of its semi-autonomous region.

Ambassador William Roebuck was in the town of Shadidi in the northwestern province of Hasakeh after visiting the towns of Kobane and Minbej in recent days.

Roebucks bio, briefly- from 2014
His first assignment was as a consular officer in Kingston, Jamaica, until 1994. In 1995, Roebuck had his first posting to the Middle East, as a political officer in the consulate in Jerusalem. He returned to Washington in 1997 to become a staff assistant to the assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs. The following year, he began to study Arabic at the Foreign Service institutes in Washington and Tunis, Tunisia.
Roebuck began an eventful tour as political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv in 2000. He worked on political issues in the Gaza Strip.
Roebuck was named political section chief at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus, Syria, in 2004 and for the last year of his tour was acting deputy chief of mission. He was brought home in 2007 as deputy office director in the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs. He served a tour in Baghdad from July 2009 until August 2010 as deputy political counselor at the embassy there. His main emphasis was providing support for national elections in March 2010 He returned to Washington in September 2010 as director of the Office of Maghreb Affairs, a post he held until December 2012.

Roebuck was sent to Libya in January 2013 in the wake of the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi to serve as chargĂ© d’affaires at the embassy in Tripoli, staying there for six months.
After that, he came home to be deputy assistant secretary of state for Egypt and Maghreb Affairs. In February 2014, he and other Americans walked out of a Tunisian celebration of the country’s new constitution after Iranian parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani criticized the United States for “supporting dictatorships” during the Arab Spring uprisings.

He is expected to continue to Deir Ezzor, an eastern province where the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab fighters, is fighting the Daesh group in the militants’ last redoubt.

“We are prepared to stay here, as the president (Donald Trump) has made clear, to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh,” Roebuck said.
“We remain focused on ensuring the withdrawal of Iranian forces and their proxies as well.”

 Russia Black Sea Fleet Ships Move Into the Area
Moscow, SANA – The Russian Black Sea Fleet announced that the frigates Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Essen are joining the Russian ships stationed opposite the Syrian coast in the Mediterranean.

A representative of the fleet told RT on Saturday that the two frigates are passing through the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits, and they should rendezvous with the Russian ships in the Mediterranean later today and begin carrying out their assigned tasks upon joining the other ships.

The two frigates had recently concluded training missions including takeoff and landing of Kamov Ka-27 military helicopters and drills for searching and tracking submarines.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Russia: US establishing ‘pseudo-government’ in Syria

Kurdistan24
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova on Thursday accused the US government of attempting to create a “pseudo-government” in northern Syria.
"Meanwhile, the northeast of Syria remains under de facto control of the US military who continue to flirt with local armed groups, buying their loyalty with arms deliveries. Thus a process is in full swing in the Trans-Euphrates area of establishing pseudo-government structures which are not legitimate under Syrian law,” she said.
The US announced on Aug. 17 that it had secured $300 million from coalition partners for Syrian stabilization initiatives, including Saudi Arabia, and that it would redirect $230 million in frozen funds originally intended for Syria to other priorities.
So, 530 Million dollars (more then half a billion) and all those weapons/equipment shipments:
Zakharova characterized US stabilization programs in Syria as “funding anti-government structures” and said the US had “shifted the responsibility on their allies.”

“Now using money from the other members of the Washington-led coalition – Europeans and Arabs – the United States embarked on restoring and upgrading oil-producing infrastructure in the northeast of Syria and essentially began plundering Syria’s national wealth,” Zakharova said, accusing the US of violating Syria’s sovereignty, despite previous pledges that it supports the unity of Syria.
“We would like to understand how that stance corresponds to our partners’ practical steps that we are observing on Syrian territory,” she added.
Timur Akhmetov, a researcher at the Russian International Affairs Council, told Kurdistan 24, “Obviously, Russia is not happy with US reinforcing its presence in Syria, because this may give the Kurds the impression that Americans are there to stay and therefore let them be less cooperative with Damascus.”
Recently, Kurdish groups in Syria have been holding talks with Damascus to reach a solution to the national crisis.

Timur Akhmetov, “I suppose that Russia may have wanted to reach an understanding with US that it would not stay for a long period of time in Syria. To build a trust with US, Russia may propose some new arrangements or cooperation over reconstruction and demining of major settlements under PYD (Democratic Union Party) control, Iranian presence along the Israeli border, or fight against IS in eastern Syria,”
In the past, Syrian Kurds maintained positive relations with both Russia and the US, Farhad Patiev, Co-Chairman of the Federal National-Cultural Autonomy of Kurds in Russia, told Kurdistan 24.

But the Kurds refused to choose between them, understanding the need for equal involvement of Russia and the United States in resolving the Syrian crisis,” he said.
But since Russia supported a Turkish offensive on the Kurdish town of Afrin in January, relations between the Kurds and Russia have been strained.

“Afrin pushed the Kurds towards one [the US], and pushed him away from the other,” he said.
Russia also remained silent over Turkey’s control of other areas in northern Syria.
“The United States represents a greater long-term threat to Russia than Turkey. Russia has managed its competition with Turkey over hundreds of years,Nicholas A. Heras, a Middle East security analyst at the Washington-based Center for a New American Security, told Kurdistan 24.
“A Turkish protectorate in northern Syria is a nuisance to Russia, but not a mortal threat.  Moscow's nightmare is an American commitment to staying in Syria, which is a wild card that Russian planning did not anticipate.”
The American presidential envoy to the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk, said last week that the US would not be leaving Syria any time soon.  "We’re remaining in Syria. The focus is the enduring defeat of ISIS,” he said. Moreover, he stated that, after the territorial defeat of IS, the US would continue to support the training of local forces.
Just want to share some discourse from elsewhere:
I recommend Syrian Perspective with reservations. Ziad is great. As are a few of the commenters.
But many others there are certainly cause for concern.
Below is an exchange of comments between myself and two particular thinking persons.
I also thank flopot and and Alex in North Carolina for sharing their ideas and concerns with me.
A reasonable exchange is always welcomed. :)

@Penny .
Why r u surpriseed?
Magnier and Meyssen have all written about this since 2017.
It was predictable and all in the cards.
REMEMBER IT IS AN OCCUPATION.
Turn coat kurds will be dropping like flies..
How many thousand of years have the Syrians been there.
THese blow in anglo-zionist.
Poor students of history.
The SAR has won LA GUERRE.
The Kurds are the new proxy takfiris. Its like a rebranding winter catalogue.
Their are significant Kurdish people who would AGREE with that.
Think of this The Kurds are now the storm troopers for the anglo-zionist.
This will guarantee that whatever federated Syrian Arab Republic will compose of the SDF will have a back seat at the table.
Like I said it ain’t over t’ill the fat lady sings, she is one hell of an elephant.
This is what is called spanners in the already established fact that pax-americana a perso . So lets play soar losers by trying to take something that we did not win. Remind you of any other rogue nation?
This is how it will play out.
UNO: West of the euphrates will have a massive re building and reconstruction phase. Followd by full economic recovery and growth.
DUE: East of the euphrates. Will be banked rolled by the House of Saud . Most of that money will be for security; takfiris and 3000 FUKUS impirial guards.
Re construction next to zilch re development next to zilch economy what economy. No state just takfiris and occupiers.
TRE: The people east of the euphrates will rise and rebel against the occupation SDF persona non grata just lie FUKUSA.
You think that the Syrian Arab Republic and the SAA are just going to say fine Isreal due can just go ahead and create this fig noughten affect on the whole Arab society.
MA FAMME STO PIACERE.

 falcemartello- I am not surprised in the least by this news
.Not quite sure why you’d think I was?
This is more then an occupation- This is an annexation with an eye to remake the region. I’ve written about it for the last 7 years. Starting with Syria in 2011 and expanding, while delving ever deeper into the wider aspects involving Iran, Turkey and the blocking of the Silk Road-
How the aspired for Greater Kurdistan impedes/coordinates Assad’s 4 seas strategy. How the Greater Kurdistan project lines up with Greater Israel- And yes there are significant numbers of the Kurdish people who would agree with what you’ve said The Kurds are the new proxy takfiris. Its like a rebranding winter catalogue.
Including the many who’ve had their children kidnapped by the PKK cult freaks of terror. Including the Turkish kurds who vote and align themselves with AKP in Turkey and find their family members murdered horrifically and the PKK acknowledges they did the deed.
Yes, the whole Kurdish meme-ology reminds me of the one that surrounds the creation of Israel- Poor people without a land, who need a land blah, blah, blah- Meanwhile the reality is very similar. Israel was created by terrorism and terrorists spilling the blood of the residents and the Kurdish terrorists play the same role- spill the blood of residents while the always lying alt and msm presents them as the eternal victims-
or the great heros- just like the jews- eternal victims/eternally wronged needed these wrongs to be righted- I’ve heard and read it all before
Wash, rinse, repeat.
As to your uno, due, tre… quatrro, cinque etc. (My father came from Italy after WW2- mom is Canadian we spoke more english then Italian – but I do know some) I agree that the West will be rebuilt- that is already looking to be occurring- yes the Saudis will funnel some of their own money and much American money through to the PKK.
I’m hoping the people will rise up and rid themselves of the scourge, but, not as confident of that as you may be..The people will be extorted, subjugated constantly—
In Italy which is occupied I’ve yet to see the people arise (occasional protests, sure) – Same in Germany ( never notice any protesting), Japan ( protests) War wears people down.
They lose their will to fight. I’ve heard about Italy after the war. It was ugly.
Thanks for the nice response
Italy is occupied and has been since the finding of la Prima Republica .Further more it was occupied by it’s unification back on 1861.
Being a meridionale /southerner we have have an old rebel saying. CENTRO SOCIALE OCCUPATA CON IL CAZZO CE N’ANDIAMO.
Meaning that this is my land like hell you will be getting rid of us.
Lebanon 10 years zionist destruction. Where is the colonial outpost with regards to Lebanon.2006 a year to remember that is the year the zionist went into reverse gear in the Maghreb. The Syrian war was the next reverse gear. East of the euphrates will be the next . It is all down hill from now on for the anglo-zionist. Bit by bit the sails are falling of this ship of fools.
Remember what I said. These fools are poor students of history.
The Kurds where are they now? Remember Iraq. The same will happen in Syria. Don’t get fooled by the perception management of the msm and all their deceptive lies. If anything the lebanese fiasco of past has taught me that the Maghreb is one area the west will never understand relate to or even befriend.
The Kurds now have four countries that do not trust them for the simple fact that they have sided with the ashkanazis. Well the majority of the maghreb 99 percent have just made Kurds persona non grata next to the colonialist.
So I am Kurd living in Aleppo and my fellow Kurds have just sold Syria down the whole. Where does that put me a urd. Hypothetically speaking.
Syrian ethos transcends identitarianism it is a secular arab society. Kurds are playing with fire and as I stated Kurds will eventually be dropping like flies. They will be looked at as occupiers like FUKUSA hence no win situation. Abi pazienza patience. Lebanon 10 years it took for it to cleanse itself of zionism look at the Christian phalngist once the proxies of the zionist now are central to the resistance in Lebanon. The same will happen to the Kurds .
At present zionist proxies but when the faeces hit the fan you watch how they will be begging for forgiveness to the SAR.


 
anti_republocrat
Penny, good to see you using meaningful labels and distinguishing between true “Syrian Kurds” and PKK, and pointing out that others are using false labels, like people referring to US corporate Democrats as “the left.” They are not the left.
Penny
Hi anti-republocrat: I try to use meaningful labels..
US backed Kurdish proxies is not a reference to kurds who are non aligned- etc
But the endless use of the label “syrian kurds” is an obfuscation and it’s applied thickly. Especially in the 5/6 eyes msm and alt media. The US is not allied with “Syria’s kurds”– they are allied with a specific group of kurds that the US and Israel for that matter, have long been allied with- Including, but not limited to using them to keep Turkey in line. Employing them in Iran to destabilize. (It was Kurds that undertook the so called ISIS attack recently in Iran) That’s
just the fact of the matter. Not coincidentally the US has been training “iranian kurds” in northern Iraq going back years now- so when there is an uprising it will be those poor “iranian kurds” that will be oppressed- rather then the reality that aligned with the US they will be destabilizers.
Bashar Assad has to deal with the actual population of Syrian kurds, as well as the terrorist thugs.
Unfortunately, since the Americans having occupied 30 percent of Syria with their heavily armed proxies hidden behind this idea of ‘oh those poor Syrian kurds’ it muddies the reality, the fact, that what Bashar Assad has to actually deal with is a heavily armed terror army, attempting to force his hand and bend to the will of the regional remake- not “syrian kurds’

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Coalition Delivers 800 Trucks & Equipment to YPG/PKK Held Territory in Syria

The report is from SOHR- I've no reason to disbelieve it.
Considering SOHR is an outlet for the coalition and has long supported the destabilization/balkanization of Syria. A video is available at the link below
Clearly the US is going nowhere- the negotiations between the SDF/YPG/PKK and Damascus are 100% disingenuous. Deceitful. Duplicitous. Dishonest.
That reality inspired this post 

Onto today's news.....

About 800 truck of equipment and weapons of the Coalition enter the Syrian territory during the last 2 weeks................

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from several reliable sources who confirming that the recent days have been witnessing the continuation of bringing weapons and equipment by the International Coalition Forces , and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: daily landings of International Coalition cargo aircraft take place in  Kobani airport (Ayn Al Arab is the proper name) in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo, carrying equipment, weapons, ammunition and other logistic and military materials, is also the Syrian Observatory monitored the entry of about 150 new trucks into the Syrian territory and headed to bases of the International Coalition, carrying on board vehicles, weapons, equipment, building materials, and other things, in conjunction with the expansions of the US military bases and airports east of Euphrates within the countryside of both Aleppo and Hasakah.
And, with the entry of more shipments and trucks to the International Coalition’s bases bearing different items aboard, it rose to about 800, the number of trucks entered these bases and airports within 2 consecutive weeks, except for the cargo planes which land 3 times a day at airports east of Euphrates. (August 17)
 "while the Syrian Observatory monitored on the 15th of August 2018, the International Coalition entering tens of shipments again into their military positions and bases east of Euphrates River, and in the details monitored by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the last hours witnessed the entry of more than 250 trucks carrying weapons, equipment, armored vehicles and machinery to areas controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 13th of August 2018, that it monitored the International Coalition Forces carrying out simultaneous operations in the east of the Euphrates, within their controlled areas and the SDF-held areas, to enlarge military locations and airbases in these areas, within Al-Hasakah and Aleppo provinces, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; the International Coalition Forces are continuing to enlarge Al-Shaddadi Airbase in the southern sector of Al-Hasakah countryside, after bringing about 150 trucks carrying materiel, weapons and building substances to enlarge the airbase, provide it with protection and increase the amount of its military equipment, and this is coincided with the continuation of the International Coalition to enlarge the airbase of Ayn Al-Arab (Kobani), in the north-eastern countryside of Aleppo, as well as its military base in the area of Tal Tamr, in Al-Hasakah countryside.
Also, information was received about the intention of the International Coalition to set up a large military base in Manbij in the west of the Euphrates River in the north-eastern countryside of Aleppo.
Recall the years old promise made by Obama to Turkey- The Manbij promise.
SOHR: "On the 10th of August 2018, what the sources have confirmed about the fact that the International Coalition Forces have brought more materiel to areas in Al-Hasakah province, where the controlled areas of the SDF are located, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; the International Coalition has brought about 150 trucks carrying weapons, materiel, ammunition and vehicles to Al-Shaddadi Airbase which was sat up by the International Coalition Forces in the area which is located in the southern sector of Al-Hasakah countryside where the sources, confirmed that the weapons have arrived in the past 24 hours.

UPDATE August 24/18- Sputnik

10-Year Deal: PYD Official Explains Why US Won't Halt Support to SDF

(from May 2018)

 "The US is unlikely to withdraw from Syria and halt its support to the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the north of the country, as the two parties concluded a 10-year agreement on military assistance, a representative of the Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) told Sputnik.
The US and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) concluded a 10-year agreement on military assistance, Ewwas Eli, one of the leaders of the Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) told Sputnik Turkey, casting doubts on the US's plans to leave the region.
"I believe that the US will not withdraw from Syria since this step would not meet their interests," Eli presumed. "Besides, there is an agreement on military assistance between the US and the SDF for a period of 10 years. Therefore, Washington will provide support to the SDF during this time."
According to the PYD leader, "The US brought the issue of the pullout from Syria to its agenda to exert pressure on Arab countries and receive funding from them."
Hope you didn't believe the spin that the US was leaving? 5/6 eyes media, alt and msm, claims that constantly- Hooey!
"For his part, a high-ranking SDF representative also refuted reports regarding the withdrawal of US troops from the region in an interview with Sputnik.
"American representatives constantly tell us that they do not intend to leave Syria," he emphasized. "If they had such plans, they would have gradually reduced their military presence in the region. On the contrary, the US is beefing up its presence, building new military bases in the Deir ez-Zor region, boosting its military activity in Manbij and on the Syrian-Iraqi border."
 He further underscored that the SDF "has concluded a number of agreements with the US."
"If the United States were going to withdraw its troops from Syria, they would not have made such a large military investments in the region," the SDF representative added, referring to a number of US military bases in northern Syria. He refused to specify the exact number of bases, as well as the number of military personnel stationed there for security reasons.
According to some estimates, there are about 22 military bases and 5,000 American troops deployed in SDF-held territories in northern Syria."
Personally, I've always thought there was more then the claimed 2,000 coalition troops present in the north of Syria. My thinking is whatever is acknowledged- double it! And whatever number you get is probably closer to the truth.
 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

France, US, UK "warn Assad" & Threaten Intervention If Chemical Weapons are Deployed in Idlib

How timely is that warning? Really?
Like you could set your watch to that! It was exactly what I'd expected. Just needed to see the reporting on it to know if my suspicions were well founded. And, of course, they were
Rehashing: I wrote a series of posts beginning back about two weeks ago on the plan, or what looks to me to be a plan of the Astana 3, to return Idlib back to the central Syrian government.
As smoothly as possible in order to avoid intervention on the part of the “alliance”  and their PKK proxies.


Can’t have a smooth transition back to Damascus now can we?
No sireee- Not when you have the nation wreckers hell bound to remake the region in a more suitable configuration- Cue the chemical weapons warning. Timely and entirely predictable

Complete with a threat to intervene "strongly" should chemical weapons be used.

August 22/2018 rfi
"The United States, France and Britain on Tuesday threatened to "respond appropriately" if Syria's armed forces use chemical weapons in their offensive in Idlib province. In a joint statement they said they were "gravely concerned" over the humanitarian consequences of the operation by President Bashar al-Assad's troops.
"We also underline our concern at the potential for further - and illegal - use of chemical weapons," the statement said. "We remain resolved to act if the Assad regime uses chemical weapons again."
"Our position on the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons is unchanged," said the statement. "As we have demonstrated, we will respond appropriately to any further use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime, which has had such devastating humanitarian consequences for the Syrian population."
Speaking in Jerusalem on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, warned that the US will respond "very strongly" if Assad's forces use chemical weapons in Idlib.
He also denied that Washington's sanctions are aiming to bring about regime change in Iran.

Assad's forces hold the south-eastern tip of Idlib and hopes to retake control of the whole province, which is the largest rebel-held area of Syria.The UN Security Council is to discuss the situation in Syria next week."
Do  take particular note of the imagery used by the media outlet

From earlier today:

Integrating US backed SDF into Syrian Military will Guarantee a Syrian Tragedy


Integrating US backed SDF into Syrian Military will Guarantee a Syrian Tragedy

Tragedy: Disastrous. Calamitous. Misfortune

I’m following the news coverage regarding these ‘negotiations’ and it’s like a bad movie playing over and over. Different title. Scenery. Actors. Same Narrative. 
It’s so uncomfortably familiar. Despite it’s inevitable horrid end. 

And, yet there it is again and again. 
Sadly, people are still enthralled (enslaved) in a belief that this time it will be different.
What’s the definition of insanity? Oh, yah, it’s doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. Read on and you'll understand why these negotiations with the US backed proxies have caused me concern.


It's tough to understand what exactly is being negotiated, but, it sure seems familiar to this blogger who has covered this region of the world for too long now...

Stumbled across this article:

US Backed SDF/PKK ‘s  Joining Syrian Army Forces Preconditioned by Crisis Settlement

“Syrian Kurdish sources confirmed that the chances of the Syrian Democratic Forces opposition factions joining Syrian government forces are linked to several factors that are not yet made clear, namely the future of Syria and its ruling regime”

 -So the US backed SDF will  join the Syrian army when ‘several factors that are not yet made clear” become clear.. “namely the future of Syria and its ruling regime”?
 

 -Reading that information leads me to suspect that the SDF/PKK will form a part of the Syrian state army if/when Bashar Assad is removed.

-  In other words, the US backed SDF would join Syrian government or state forces when the appropriate pro- American government is installed.
That’s what this reads like to me.

“Ilham Ahmed told BBC Arabic on Saturday that the US-backed SDF would join the Syrian regime forces in the future”
“Kurdish sources stressed that the military file was not discussed in Damascus, noting that other meetings will soon be held”

No military cooperation talks were had at this time but  other meetings will soon be held...

“The visits highlight efforts by the Kurdish-led authorities to open new channels to Bashar al-Assad’s regime, as they seek to negotiate a political deal that keeps their autonomy within Syria.”

So as of this moment in time the US backed SDF are negotiating for some sort of deal on autonomy. Don’t take it Bashar. Don’t make it, Bashar. 


Laying the groundwork for your own destruction. As well as the destruction of Syria.

“Kurdish sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that the SDF will not remain an independent force in the future, but also said the future of Syria is decided when there is a sustainable settlement of the Syrian crisis”

Again with the SDF integrating into the state military when there is a ‘sustainable settlement of the Syrian crisis”


“But sources stressed at the same time that the accession will not take place if regime forces remain in their current form and functions”
No integration into the military if the military remains in it’s current form and function.

This reminds me so very much of Iraq. 

After the invasion of Iraq in 03  the Iraqi government was forced to integrate extremely questionable persons, en masse, into the military as part of a settlement deal.
If you don’t understand where I'm heading let me rehash briefly.


As part of the Iraqi settlement which saw the non withdrawal of US troops, despite the spin, the Iraqi military was forced to integrate the Sunni/Anbar Awakening Councils.  Also called the “sons of Iraq” Whatever name you wanna give them matters not to me

I’ve spoke of these groups previously. These same individuals morphed into ISIS. Among these persons were Sunni Kurds of the PKK persuasion. 
All the groundwork for that sudden and entirely expected, hell planned for emergence was laid years in advance-  What I'm now regarding Syria looks to be the same plan being enacted. 

Flashback : ISIS- A US created "stay behind" using Iraqs plundered wealth.

Flashback 2: Al Qaeda + "Awakening Councils" = ISIS
When opening  the second post I used the metaphor of sowings seeds for later harvest
"Let's use a gardening metaphor- Seeds were being sown, for later harvesting"
This is what appears to be in the plans for Syria as the "seeds" in the form of the SDF, negotiate with the government in Damascus with an aim to integrating this US backed proxy army into the Syrian military of the future. Under the right conditions, of course.

"If we understand ISIS to be a left behind army, working on behalf of another master, then the application of  pressure on Maliki & the collusion between the Kurds of Iraq and ISIS makes perfect sense."
Oh and if you reread those older posts you would see another connection "reconstruction contracts" were used to funnel money to the proxy forces. We see the same game playing out, yet again, in Syria. 

"As a result, these men obtained backing for their private militias, renamed Awakening groups, and in addition, signed "construction" contracts with the Americans who put millions of dollars in their pockets, even if not always into actual construction sites"
Is it any wonder I've got that ' Hey I've seen this movie before" kind of feeling

Additional reading on this plot: CFR
The Pentagon, in a March 2008 report to Congress (PDF), said challenges include "the potential for infiltration by insurgents.....
Gian P. Gentile, a history professor at the U.S. Military Academy and former battalion commander in Iraq, told CFR.org in April 2008 he does not agree that U.S.-allied Sunni security forces will want to reconcile and share power with Baghdad.
And of course they did not reconcile or share power.  They  simply bided their time, mostly being criminals and getting a state pay cheque, until ISIS  was needed to advance the agenda.

ABC News

What I’m suspecting is if Assad doesn’t go by hook he’ll go by crook. Eventually. 
That's the plan.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Sanctions, Sanctions, Sanctions: the Final Demise of the Dollar Hegemony?


Interesting oped from Peter Koenig
Sanctions left and sanctions right. Financial mostly, taxes, tariffs, visas, travel bans, confiscation of foreign assets, import and export prohibitions and limitations; and also punishing those who do not respect sanctions dished out by Trump, alias the US of A, against friends of their enemies. The absurdity seems endless and escalating exponentially, as if there was a deadline to collapse the world. Looks like a last-ditch effort to bring down international trade in favor of — what?  Make America Great Again? – Prepare for US mid-term elections? Rally the people behind an illusion? – Or what?

All looks arbitrary and destructive. All is, of course, totally illegal by any international law or, forget law, which is not respected anyway by the empire and its vassals, but not even by human moral standards. Sanctions are destructive. They are interfering in other countries sovereignty. They are made to punish countries, nations, that refuse to bend to a world dictatorship.
Looks like everybody accepts this new economic warfare as the new normal. Nobody objects. And the United Nations, the body created to maintain Peace, to protect our globe from other wars, to uphold human rights, this very body is silent. Out of fear? Out of fear that it might be ‘sanctioned’ into oblivion by the dying empire?  Why cannot the vast majority of countries – often it is a ratio of 191 to 2 (Israel and the US) – reign-in the criminals?

Imagine Turkey – sudden massive tariffs on aluminum (20%) and steel (50%) imposed by Trump, plus central bank currency interference had the Turkish Lira drop by 40%, and that ‘only’ because Erdogan is not freeing US pastor Andrew Brunson, who faces in Turkey a jail sentence of 35 years for “terror and espionage”. An Izmir court has just turned down another US request for clemency, however, converting his jail sentence to house arrest for health reasons. It is widely believed that Mr. Brunson’s alleged 23 years of ‘missionary work’ is but a smoke screen for spying.
When I wrote the post two weeks ago stating that Brunson was obviously a spy...

"Hence my identifying the CIA Pastor for what he actually seems to be. A covert agent for CIA gun running masquerading as a christian missionary.  Ministering to Turkey's christian population. Or so the spin goes.."

 My well supported claim was not given any credence. Perhaps now that Peter Koenig is mentioning, again, what is self evident, others will waken to the fact?

"President Erdogan has just declared he would look out for new friends, including new trading partners in the east – Russia, China, Iran, Ukraine, even the unviable EU, and that his country is planning on issuing Yuan-denominated bonds to diversify Turkey’s economy, foremost the country’s reserves and gradually moving away from the dollar hegemony.

Looking out for new friends, may also include new military alliances. Is Turkey planning to exit NATO? Would turkey be ‘allowed’ to exit NATO given its strategic maritime and land position between east and west?  Turkey knows that having military allies that dish out punishments for acting sovereignly in internal affair spells disaster for the future. Why continue offering your country to NATO, whose only objective it is to destroy the east, the very east which is not only Turkey’s but the world’s future? Turkey is already approaching the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) and may actually accede to it within the foreseeable future. That might be the end of Turkey’s NATO alliance.

What if Iran, Venezuela, Russia, China and many more countries not ready to bow to the empire, would jail all those spies embedded in the US Embassies or camouflaged in these countries’ national (financial) institutions, acting as Fifth Columns, undermining their host countries’ national and economic policies? Entire cities of new jails would have to be built to accommodate the empire’s army of criminals.

Imagine Russia – more sanctions were just imposed for alleged and totally unproven (to the contrary: disproven) Russian poisoning of four UK citizens with the deadly nerve agent, Novichok – and for not admitting it. This is a total farce, a flagrant lie, that has become so ridiculous, most thinking people, even in the UK, just laugh about it. Yet, Trump and his minions in Europe and many parts of the world succumb to this lie and out of fear of being sanctioned, they also sanction Russia. What has the world become?  Hitler’s Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels, would be proud for having taught the important lesson to the liars of the universe: “Let me control the media, and I will turn any nation into a herd of Pigs”. That’s what we have become – a herd of pigs.

Fortunately, Russia too has moved away so far already from the western dollar-controlled economy that such sanctions do no longer hurt. They serve Trump and his cronies as mere propaganda tools – show-offs, “we are still the greatest!”.

Venezuela is being sanctioned into the ground, literally, by from-abroad (Miami and Bogota) Twitter-induced manipulations of her national currency, the BolĂ­var, causing astronomical inflation – constant ups and downs of the value of the local currency, bringing the national economy to a virtual halt. Imported food, pharmaceuticals and other goods are being deviated at the borders and other entry points, so they will never end up on supermarket shelves, but become smuggle ware in Colombia, where these goods are being sold at manipulated dollar-exchange rates to better-off Venezuelan and Columbian citizens. These mafia type gangs are being funded by NED and other similar nefarious State Department financed “NGOs”, trained by US secret services, either within or outside Venezuela. Once infiltrated into Venezuela – overtly or covertly – they tend to boycott the local economy from within, spread violence and become part of the Fifth Column, primarily sabotaging the financial system.

Venezuela is struggling to get out of this dilemma, which has people suffering, by de-dollarizing her economy, partly through a newly created cryptocurrency, the Petro, based on Venezuela’s huge oil reserves and also through a new Bolivar, in the hope of putting the brakes on the spiraling bursts of inflation.
Recall my reporting on the new crypto currency? No. 
Well I'll relink that below:
 Nicola Maduro " Turkey also can benefit from petro cryptocurrency launched by Venezuela. Petro cryptocurrency can be used in foreign trade and investments. This will benefit Turkey and improve our economic ties"
PK: "This scenario reminds so much of Chile in 1973, when Henry Kissinger was Foreign Secretary (1973-1977), and inspired the CIA coup, by “disappearing” food and other goods from Chilean markets, killing legitimately elected President Allende, bringing Augusto Pinochet, a horrendous murderer and despot, to power. The military dictatorship brought the death and disappearance of tens of thousands of people and lasted until 1990. Subjugating Venezuela might, however, not be so easy. After all, Venezuela has 19 years of revolutionary Chavista experience and a solid sense of resistance.

Iran is being plunged into a similar fate. For no reason at all, Trump reneged on the five-plus-one pronged so-called Nuclear Deal, signed in Vienna on 14 July 2015, after almost ten years of negotiations. Now, of course, driven by the star-Zionist Netanyahu – new and ‘the most severe ever’ sanctions are being imposed on Iran, also decimating the value of their local currency, the Rial. Iran, under the Ayatollah, has already embarked on a course of “Resistance Economy”, meaning de-dollarization of their economy and moving towards food and industrial self-sufficiency, as well as increased trading with eastern countries, China, Russia, the SCO and other friendly and culturally aligned nations, like Pakistan. However, Iran too has a strong Fifth Column, engrained in the financial sector, that does not let go of forcing and propagating trading with the enemy; i.e., the west, the European Union, whose euro-monetary system is part of the dollar hegemony, hence posing similar vulnerability of sanctions as does the dollar.

China – the stellar prize of the Big Chess Game – is being ‘sanctioned’ with tariffs no end, for having become the world’s strongest economy, surpassing in real output and measured by people’s purchasing power, by far the United States of America. China also has a solid economy and gold-based currency, the Yuan which is on a fast track to overtake the US-dollar as the number one world reserve currency. China retaliates, of course, with similar ‘sanctions’, but by and large, her dominance of Asian markets and growing economic influence in Europe, Africa and Latin America, is such that Trump’s tariff war means hardly more for China than a drop on a hot stone.

North Korea – the much-touted Trump-Kim mid-June Singapore summit – has long since become a tiny spot in the past. Alleged agreements reached then are being breached by the US, as could have been expected. All under the false and purely invented pretext of DPRK not adhering to her disarmament commitment; a reason to impose new strangulating sanctions. The world looks on. It’s normal. Nobody dares questioning the self-styled Masters of the Universe. Misery keeps being dished out left and right, accepted by the brainwashed to-the-core masses around the globe. War is peace and peace is war. Literally. The west is living in a “peaceful” comfort zone. Why disturb it?  If people die from starvation or bombs, it happens far away and allows us to live in peace. Why bother?  Especially since we are continuously, drip-by-steady drip, being told it’s right.

In a recent interview with PressTV I was asked why does the US not adhere to any of their internationally or bilaterally concluded treaties or agreements? Good question. Washington is breaking all the rules, agreements, accords, treaties, is not adhering to any international law or even moral standard, simply because following such standards would mean giving up world supremacy. Being on equal keel is not in Washington’s or Tel Aviv’s interest. Yes, this symbiotic and sick relationship between the US and Zionist Israel is becoming progressively more visible; the alliance of the brute military force and the slick and treacherous financial dominion, together striving for world hegemony, for full spectrum dominance.  This trend is accelerating under Trump and those who give him orders, simply because “they can”. Nobody objects. This tends to portray an image of peerless power, instilling fear and is expected to incite obedience. Will it?

What is really transpiring is that Washington is isolating itself, that the one-polar world is moving towards a multipolar world, one that increasingly disregards and disrespects the United States, despises her bullying and warmongering, killing and shedding misery over hundreds of millions of people, most of them defenseless children, women and elderly, by direct military force or by proxy-led conflicts – Yemen is just one recent example – causing endless human suffering to people who have never done any harm to their neighbors, let alone to Americans. Who could have any respect left for such a nation, called the United States of America, for the people behind such lying monsters?

This behavior by the dying empire is driving allies and friends into the opposite camp – to the east, where the future lays, away from a globalized One-World-Order, towards a healthy and more equal multi-polar world. – It would be good, if our world body, the members of the United Nations, created in the name of Peace, would finally gather the courage and stand up against the two destroyer nations for the good of humanity, of the globe, and of Mother Earth."
So whaddya think?