UK Defence Journal
By September last year, the Ministry of Defence had announced that over 1,000 personnel were engaged in theatre and that the Royal Air Force had conducted around 1,000 airstrikes, flying over 2,800 sorties, killing over 3,000 Islamic State fighters.No one can speak unless the US approves of the discourse.
Last year, it was reported that the Royal Air Force was operating at its most intense for 25 years in a single theatre of operation which far outstripped the UK involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan – RAF jets have dropped 11 times more bombs (1,276 strikes) on Syria and Iraq in the preceding 12 months than they had in the busiest year of action in Afghanistan a decade previously.
The two leaders will meet in Moscow and are expected to discuss a Turkish military operation in Syria as well as Turkey's purchase of a Russian-built surface-to-air missile system. It is the third time this year the two leaders will meet.TASS
Ankara is fully ready to launch a new military operation in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday before departing for Moscow. According to Erdogan, he will discuss the issue with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
"We are completely ready. We have made all necessary preparations in areas along the Syrian border. I will discuss it at a bilateral meeting [with Putin]," Erdogan said, as cited by the NTV channel.
IF Turkey is ready to launch military operations in Syria? If this is true?
Then it will be with a Russian AND Syrian green light.
Dis- Illusionment Rant
To be disillusioned is to have seen behind or through the illusion and being unwilling to believe any longer.
It was the Syrian destabilization and the cover/obfuscation given to the Usreal hands behind the Kurd /ISIS theatre, in order to remake the region, that caused my complete disillusionment with the so called “alternative media”
Years back a bunch of links were dropped from the sidebar here because, to my mind, the (dis)info published in far too many of these places had to have been intentional. Nothing else made sense to me. And, personally speaking, I didn't want to be perceived as promoting anything misleading. The sub heading here is :Truth exists; only lies are invented.
Making my best effort into getting at the truth to the best of my ability has always been the priority here at the blog-
Years of freedom from the illusion/s and influence of the alt media meme, I want to briefly point to a recent article by Mike (late to the party ) Whitney at Unz- Makes me happy to have parted ways with the 'alt media'
I don't link to or read at Unz, but, happened to see this article elsewhere:
Some quotes from the Whitney article:
“Washington’s problems with Erdogan began years before the current dust-up. The Turkish leader has always steered an independent foreign policy which has been a constant source of frustration for the White House.Flashback to 2014
” During the war in Iraq, Erdogan refused to allow the US to use Turkish air bases to conduct their operations. (Erdogan did not support the war).
"Most of the friction between Erdogan and the US has been brought on by Washington’s flagrant disregard for Turkey’s security concerns.How many times has that failure been mentioned here at the blog?
The US has also failed to fulfill its obligations under the terms of the Manbij Roadmap which requires the US to remove all YPG fighters in and around the city"
This goes back to the Obama administration for goodness sakes!
August 16, 2016: Turkey: US to Keep Manbij Promise? 3 Step Road Map: Assad Stays. Cooperating with Iran & More
“Is this the administration’s strategy, to lure Turkey into a conflict that will force Washington to get more deeply involved in the Middle East? Is that why the US has shrugged off its commitments to Ankara, dug in along the border, created a Kurdish state at the center of the Arab world, and is now thumbing its nose at Erdogan?
What is it the neocons (Pompeo, Bolton and Pence) really want?”
As I’ve been writing here for years and years now.. Yes, they want a wider regional war. That’s exactly what they’ve wanted all along. Regional remake. The Kurdish state at the edge of the Arab world helps Israel oh so very much..
As has been repeatedly stated by yours truly, but attacked/obfuscated by the neo con contingent one line. Everywhere. (“Erdogan Establishes No Fly Zone Over Syria”)
MOA also claimed Turkey had annexed Mosul..
Finian Cunningham (limited hangout- won't link to it) wrote a piece entertaining the possibility of the Kurds and ISIS coming together as a united force.... Been there. Done that.
And if I do say... doesn't that make a handy cover narrative for that which has already been occurring? Of course it does!
Shakes head in disgust. Disillusionment completely justified. Rant done.