Thursday, May 2, 2019

Mediterranean Hot Zone- Danger Abounds

1- Syria: ISIS returns through the Syrian Desert (Iraq)

ISIS had reorganized and recomposed itself in desert enclaves and pockets in Iraq after the Sunni Awakening defeated Al-Qaeda in Iraq a decade ago. It appears that its current leaders know that they are in the midst of a new desert phase, and so they prepared in advance, along with a security plan for secret underground organizational activity, or in what has today become known as the organization’s ‘safe provinces’.
Flashback: SitRep Syria- Israel bombs, ISIS 2.0 in the Works, The Myth of YPG Excellence

February 18/19: Former "IsIamic State" fighters return home to Kurdish Held Syria
So the seeds for an ISIS resurgence are being readied. Should that be required.

2-Baghdadi Returns?

Fat Baghdadi
In my opinion, Baghdadi exists only as an expedient fiction. He's the Jihadi Mascot.

2014: Mythopoeia- Abu Bakr al Baghdadi

There was a video then. There is one now. We've seen this how before.  I've got to look into what he said, probably indicating future evil.
 


3-Hasaka figures and dignitaries reject US Separatist Plots, support Syrian army

"Citizens of Hasaka reiterated their support to the Syrian Army in its war against terrorism and their belonging to Homeland, Syria, affirming their rejection to any separatist schemes operated by the US and Zionism to target Syria’s unity under any logo"
4-Janes - Israel Deploys Iron Dome on Golan Heights
Israel's deployment of Iron Dome air defence systems on the Golan Heights is a violation of the 1974 Disengagement of Forces Agreement, Syria has claimed.

The agreement formalised the ceasefire that ended the October 1973 war and left Israel in control of the territory.

"[Israel] has continued to commit numerous violations, contraventions, and other breaches of the 1974 Disengagement of Forces Agreement," Syria's ambassador to the UN said in a letter to the UN secretary-general and the president of the UN Security Council that was made public on 2 May.

"It has deployed weapons, heavy equipment, and advanced systems. Two Iron Dome air defence systems are in place within the 10 km zone, and missile carriers have been installed within the 25 km zone."
5-US Air Force ties to Greece may grow as relations with Turkey sour
Greek officials are seeking closer ties to the U.S. military, a move that occurs as Turkey refuses to back down on acquiring a Russian air defense system that could compromise NATO aircraft.

Athens and Washington have been discussing expanded operations at Larissa Air Base, in central Greece, which includes potentially stationing KC-135 tankers and unmanned aerial vehicles there, as well as expanding training operations, according to Kathimerini, a daily Athens newspaper.

U.S. Air Forces Europe would not comment on future basing or force structure changes, but expanding training with the Greeks appears to be in the works regarding INIOHOS, an air exercise between NATO allies and partner nations.

“They have expressed desires to increase the scope and stature of the exercise, and we are happy to support them as we can on their efforts,” said a U.S. Air Forces Europe official. “The U.S. Air Force is preparing for Stolen Cerberus, a routine exercise between the Hellenic air force and U.S. Air Forces in Europe. As INIOHOS is a Hellenic air force-led exercise, we defer to them on plans for future iterations.”
6-US and Israel Should Help Craft Regional Policy to Contain Turkey’s Erdogan

As I've been saying. Targeting Turkey. It's a reality. It has been one for quite a few years now.
"Turkey poses a long-term threat to the security of the Middle East. Containing neo-Ottomanism requires a defensive policy that integrates Greece, Cyprus, Israel, and the Kurds into a regional alliance.

Given Ankara’s increasing interference in the Middle East and eastern Mediterranean, it is necessary to build and strengthen a multilateral mechanism among the region’s most affected states and “statelets” to contain it. The US is already providing major support to both the Kurds in Syria and the burgeoning “Axis of Antiquity” of Greece, Israel, and the Republic of Cyprus. The Kurds and the eastern Mediterranean coalition have a common interest in challenging Erdogan’s hegemonic ambitions and protecting their sovereignty. These actors — perhaps with guidance from Washington — must iron out a cohesive plan to make it happen.

Greece is building a joint radar system on Crete with the Israelis, that is possibly aimed at monitoring Turkish aggression. Israel should consider placing Arrow, Iron Dome, and David’s Sling systems near the Crete radar installation to ensure its protection, and consider selling the systems to Nicosia as well "
  1. Turkey May Use S-400 in the Aegean- Eastern Med Gas: A2/AD & Russia

  2. "It’s Not Too Late to Stop Turkey From Realigning With Russia" ?

  3. Russia Welcomes Tough Turkish Position In Response to US Pressure: Flashpoint, Cyprus.

 From earlier today:

"Rothschilds put up with conspiracies for centuries"

5 comments:

  1. ["Turkey poses a long-term threat to the security of the Middle East...Given Ankara’s increasing interference in the Middle East and eastern Mediterranean,...]

    Gee Penny, if my memory serves me right, Turkey is a homeboy. The invaders and occupiers calling a homeboy a threat and interference. That alone cancels everything else that is said. I'll also say that the people of Greece and Cyprus don't want anymore interference especially the polluted kind that comes with military occupation.

    [“They have expressed desires to increase the scope and stature of the exercise, and we are happy to support them as we can on their efforts,”...] I'll assume that 'they' along with 'their' austerity don't have much of a position to say 'no'. unfortunately.

    good post Penny...thanks

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    1. Yes, Turkey is in it's neighbourhood. The US isn't.

      Notice this "a defensive policy that integrates Greece, Cyprus, Israel, and the Kurds into a regional alliance"

      One can see this plan in motion

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  2. "....Baghdadi exists only as an expedient fiction. He's the Jihadi Mascot."


    I'm waiting to hear that Baghdadi is holed up in a cave outside of Caracas.

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    1. "I'm waiting to hear that Baghdadi is holed up in a cave outside of Caracas. "

      It could happen. Mascots have global reach, doncha know? ;)

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  3. "I've got to look into what he said, probably indicating future evil"
    Here you'll find an english transcript of what he said:

    http://thesaker.is/abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-latest-video-an-english-language-transcript/

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