Friday, November 29, 2019

Israeli Defense Minister "We Need to Boost Our Campaign in Syria"

Jerusalem Post
"Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said in closed talks that a strategic window of opportunity exists that could increase military pressure against Iranian targets in Syria. In Bennett's view, the IDF needs to act more intensively in Syria.
Naftali Bennet Israeli Defense Minister
Bennett called his conception of the tactics needed on the northern front, "braking to the exit." He said Iran's military force is still weak, so the danger posed to Israel is lower than it otherwise would be.       
According to Bennett, the current policy under which Israel has been operating in recent years, known in the IDF as the "Campaign between Wars", should be changed, in order to harm Iran's establishment in Syria and other regions.  
According to Bennett, there is now an opportunity to curb Iran and even cause it to leave Syria. This is in tandem with the US sanctions that are already seriously hurting the Iranian economy.  
"If we do not act today and take advantage of the window of opportunity," Bennett argues, "in the more distant future, the risk will be greater, and they will paralyze us because of the military capability that is going to develop. More offensive military action alongside increased US economic sanctions and political pressure, these are the things that could get Iran out of Syria."
 The Defense Minister is clearing looking to increase militarily against Syria. In tandem with US economic sanctions and political pressure.  By  US political pressure does Bennett mean the continued occupation of Syria by the US and friends? Including, but not limited to, occupying Syrian oil fields which would certainly qualify as political pressure.

TASS

Deployment of US military hardware in one of the key centers of oil extraction in Syria — Rumeilan District in the Al-Hasakah Province — strains tensions in the country, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told reporters on Friday.
"We cannot welcome that [redeployment of US military equipment]. On the contrary, it only leads to unnecessary escalation and tensions," he said.
"Natural resources should belong to the people and this country and, naturally, should be controlled by the legitimate government considering that all other issues should be resolved through contacts that are happening between Syrians themselves in Astana, Geneva or any other place."
Bogdanov added that issues of illegal foreign military presence as well as cessation of hostilities in Syria will be the key topics at the upcoming Astana peace talks in Nur-Sultan on December 10.
On Thursday, the Syrian SANA news agency reported that US military hardware was being redeployed to the Rumeilan District. According to the agency, dozens of pieces of military equipment are redeployed.

US and Israel tag teaming?  To increase attacks on Syria? Entirely realistic.

Keeping in mind the massive instability in Iraq.

Iraqi Prime Minister To Resign- Chaos succesful but Not Over...

.............Not by a long shot.

DO PAY ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT THE PROTESTORS DO NOT REQUEST, DEMAND OR DESIRE FOR THEIR OCCUPIERS TO DEPART. 
 
TIME

Iraq’s prime minister said Friday he would submit his resignation to parliament, a day after more than 40 people were killed by security forces and following calls by Iraq’s top Shiite cleric for lawmakers to withdraw support.

The move by Adel Abdul-Mahdi 13 months after he took over as prime minister triggered celebrations by anti-government protesters who have been camped out in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square for nearly two months. Young men and women broke out in song and dance as news of his imminent resignation reached the square, the capital’s largest.

In a statement, Abdul-Mahdi said he had “listened with great concern” to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani’s sermon and made his decision in response to his call and in order to “facilitate and hasten its fulfillment as soon as possible.”

I will submit to parliament an official memorandum resigning from the current prime ministry so that the parliament can review its choices,” he said. Abdul-Mahdi was appointed prime minister just over a year ago as a consensus candidate between political blocs.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation would placate protesters, who are now calling for the removal of the entire political class that has ruled Iraq since the 2003 downfall of Saddam Hussein. Nearly 400 people have been killed in the bloody crackdown on protests since Oct. 1, most of them young protesters shot dead or killed by exploding tear gas canisters fired by security forces.

Amira, a 25-year-old protester, said the resignation should have come many weeks ago.
We will not stop with the prime minister, we still have more fighting to do. We will push forward until our demands are met,” she said, declining to give her full name, fearing retaliation.
 It's just so odd these freedom protestors have no issue whatsoever with the occupying forces?
How can an occupied nation be free no matter the leadership?

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Odd those Shia Iraqi Protestors Torching the Iranian Consulate? Divide to Conquer Continues

 Because these protests are taking place in the heart of Shiite territory in Iraq.

Newstateman
Mass protests consisting mostly of young Shia men against corporate and state corruption, frequent power cuts, dirty water supplies and unemployment.
As with the ongoing uprisings around the world, the protests in Iraq, which have spread to all the major towns and cities of the Shia south, have no formal organisation and no identifiable leaders.
One would have to be stupid to believe there is no formal organization and no leaders- they are there.  At this point in time I'd be willing to suggest some of the leadership can be found in the US military. And their friendly Sadr militia. Shia militias. Rebranded, according to wikipedia, as the Peace Company or Peace Brigades

RT
"Protesters in the Iraqi city of Najaf have stormed the Iranian consulate and burned the building to the ground. The destruction comes after two months of continuous protests in Iraq, during which 350 people have died.
A crowd of protesters lit the building ablaze on Wednesday. Diplomatic staff within managed to escape beforehand, Reuters reported. After attempting to disperse the crowd, authorities in Najaf issued a curfew.
Video footage shared on social media shows protesters cheering as the building went up in flames, smoke spewing out of the walled compound housing the consulate."




 

Among their many grievances, the protesters claim that Iraq’s government is under the thumb of Tehran. During the past two months, these demonstrators have called for the downfall of Prime Minister Adel Abd-al-Mahdi’s government, blaming the PM for widespread corruption and unemployment.
Government buildings across the country have been torched, and skirmishes between police and protesters have claimed 350 lives. With the security situation deteriorating, six people were killed and another 15 injured on Tuesday, as three explosions rocked Baghdad.
Wednesday’s arson attack is not the first time protesters have targeted the Iranian government’s presence in Iraq. As many as four protesters were killed by Iraqi security forces earlier this month when they stormed Iran’s consulate in the Shia holy city of Karbala. The protesters in Kabala replaced the consulate’s Iranian flag with an Iraqi one, and pelted the building with molotov cocktails, until police dispersed the crowd with gunfire.
 Colour Revolutions cause civil strife. Turn neighbours against neighbours.  And someone's looking to widen the divide.

TIME
Protesters have largely kept away from threatening Iraq’s economy, but in the southern city of Basra daily closures of the two main Gulf commodities port has caused disruptions to trade activity, a port official said.
Protesters continued to cut major roads to Umm Qasr and Khor al-Zubair ports on Wednesday, reducing trade activity by 50%, according to the port official who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Suspect Headlines: Did Ankara Block NATO Defence Plans for Eastern Europe? IS To Make Base in Turkey?

I certainly can't find anything to verify the suspect claim below:.."Ankara blocks NATO defence plans in eastern Europe over Syria dispute – Reuters"

The source is Reuters and there is a link back to an old Reuters article dated October 29/19 having nothing  to do with the click bait headline. Let's read together shall we?
"Ankara is refusing to agree to a NATO defence plan for the Baltics and Poland over lack of political support for its fight against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, Reuters said on Tuesday citing four senior alliance sources."
Reuters said on Tuesday- but the live link goes back to the already mentioned October 29/19 article.
The entire article is below and there is nothing, I mean nothing in that article about Ankara blocking NATO defence plans for Eastern Europe.
Making the headline extremely misleading. Wondering what headline skimmers will pass it around or post it as if it's real, true or factual.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security/russia-tells-turkey-kurdish-fighters-have-left-ne-syrian-border-area-erdogan-idUSKBN1X80UB

 "Russia told Turkey that Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters have left a strip of land near the Syrian-Turkish border within a 150-hour deadline set by Ankara and Moscow, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. 
Under an accord between Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin a week ago, Syrian border guards and Russian military police were meant to clear all YPG forces and their weapons from a 30 km (19 mile) “safe zone” south of the border by 6 p.m. (1500 GMT) on Tuesday.
In the next phase of the plan, Russian and Turkish forces are due to conduct joint patrols of a narrower, 10 km strip of land on the Syrian side of the border. Talks on how those patrols will work are continuing, Erdogan said.
Turkey views the YPG as a terrorist organization because of its links to Kurdish insurgents in southeast Turkey and attacked the U.S.-allied YPG following U.S. President Donald Trump’s abrupt withdrawal of 1,000 American forces from northern Syria in early October.

“Russia has conveyed to our relevant authorities that terrorist organizations have been fully taken out from (the border area),” Erdogan said in a speech at a celebration in Ankara marking the anniversary of the Turkish Republic.
He said Turkey’s talks with Russia would continue on Wednesday.
Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the YPG had completed their withdrawal ahead of the deadline, but a top aide to Erdogan said Turkey would now see through its planned joint patrols with Russia whether the militia had truly left.
“The time is up. We will establish, through joint patrols, whether or not the terrorists have actually withdrawn,” said Fahrettin Altun, Erdogan’s communications director.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, speaking at a joint news conference in Geneva with his Russian and Iranian counterparts, said Turkey will eliminate any remaining YPG fighters it sees in the “safe zone.”
The Putin-Erdogan deal reinforced an existing U.S.-brokered ceasefire that had halted Turkey’s offensive against the Kurds.
Russia’s defense ministry, citing Major General Yuri Borenkov, a senior military official working on Syria, said 68 Kurdish defense units comprising 34,000 people had left the “safe zone” with their weapons and equipment by the deadline.
Borenkov also said the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad - a close ally of Moscow - had set up 84 border outposts on the Syrian-Turkish border. Russia has emerged as the key foreign power in Syria, its influence in the more than eight-year-long war boosted by the U.S. troop withdrawal.
The Turkish defense ministry said later on Tuesday that 18 people, suspected of being part of Syrian government forces, had been captured in the northern Syrian town of Ras al Ain, which Turkey targeted in its offensive, and added that the issue was being coordinated with Russian officials.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Turkey-backed Syrian rebels said they had arrested an undisclosed number of Syrian army soldiers near Tel Hawa, in the Ras al Ain countryside. A spokesman for the rebels said that the YPG had not fully withdrawn from the border area and that a new round of clashes were expected.
A Russian delegation is in Turkey for talks on how the patrols will work and on the wider security situation in northeast Syria.
“Joint patrols will start soon,” Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Tuesday evening, without elaborating.
Reconnaissance flights and mine clearing operations had begun in the 10 km strip of land where the joint patrols are set to take place, the Turkish defense ministry said. It did not say when the patrols would start.

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In an interview in Tuesday’s edition of the Sabah newspaper, Akar had complained that some Kurdish YPG forces remained in the area of the Turkish-Syrian border.
He said around 1,000 YPG fighters remained in the border town of Manbij and a further 1,000 in nearby Tel Rifaat. The two towns are to the west of the strip of territory that Turkey wants to turn into a “safe zone” but Syrian and Russian forces are also meant to clear them of YPG forces.
Later on Tuesday, the Turkish defense ministry said that Russia had informed Turkey that the YPG had been taken beyond 30 km from the Turkish border and out of Manbij and Tel Rifaat, along with their heavy weapons within the deadline.
Turkey’s NATO allies, including the United States, have criticized Ankara’s actions, fearing it will undermine the fight against Islamic State. The YPG is the main component in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that fought alongside Americans to oust Islamic State.
The United States Special Envoy for Syria Joel Rayburn voiced concern at what he said was the “continuing dangerous situation in northeast Syria” and urged all sides to work toward stabilizing the region.
See anything in the above article about Ankara blocking NATO Defence plans? No? Me, either.

Suspect headline #2:  IS designates Turkey as its next base

 That's yet another interesting and suspect headline. Because the alternative media, namely 21st Century Wire, Moon of Alabama and Zero Hedge have informed us all that Turkey has been supporting IS all along. And yet..

"There are credible indications that the Islamic State (IS), after losing its territorial dominance in Iraq and Syria, has designated Turkey as its next reorganization base. 

The arrests of so many IS members by Turkish security forces are another sign of IS' intention to create cells in the country"

IS'  intention to create cells in the country. 

Gee, I thought they were already there? Rolls eyes..  Cognitive Infiltration Cass Sunstein style? 

Hattippin Scott at Nomadic Everyman for making that point in his videos from the other day..

 See the two posts permalinked in the right margin for more information

Monday, November 25, 2019

Vegan Parents, Child Malnourishment, Grossly Impaired Development & Death. More Green Cult Madness

2nd report for today is a definite partner to the earlier post:

  Yet more cases of vegan parents causing harm and death to their own children due to malnourishment. These two incidents are first world occurrences. I’m quite certain the parents had the best of intentions and they are undoubtedly distraught over what has happened to their children. At least I hope so? But the reality, the truth is, the vegan diet is a threat to the health and well being of infants, children and adults for that matter.  Despite whatever spin doctoring comes from questionable authorities. Like the UN, as an example.
Healthy Baby/Happy Baby

This is a topic that ‘s been covered here previously. And, yes, the previous posts will be relinked.

 Sadly we can expect more incidents reports like the two below. As veganism is pushed through the media, the UN and by the "Green" Life Hating Carbon Cult.  When the society is sick what can realistically be expected of the people who live in that society? Veganism is extolled for it’s alleged virtuousness. Which is rubbish.  There is nothing virtuous about veganism. It’s not better for humans. It’s not better for the environment. You can argue against cruelty if you’d like, but, then I’d suggest your argument for cruelty will fail with a bears (polar, grizzly and black)  lion, tigers, hyenas and many other meat eating beings, like ourselves,  that understand what they need for their life. Including my beloved hawks, eagles and other flesh eating birds.
 
 Only humans are so stupid as to allow themselves to be indoctrinated with elitist rubbish that is presented with the goal of causing mass harm to human kind.
I’m comfortable expressing this opinion because it’s an informed statement based on  knowledge and information taken in by myself. 


This reporting was from a few days ago. The child died in September

US Florida couple arrested for manslaughter after 18-month-old son dies of malnourishment   

The parents of an 18-month-old boy who died in September from malnourishment have been arrested by Florida police on charges of manslaughter and child neglect.

The paramedics who responded to a 911 call later that day pronounced the boy dead at the home in Cape Coral, Fla.; he weighed 17 pounds when he died, according to police reports, significantly under the average weight for a child his age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Yes, 17 pounds is SIGNIFICANTLY under weight for an 18 month old boy.
Sheila and Ryan O’Leary told investigators that the vegan family only eats fruit, vegetables and raw foods, such as mangoes, rambutans, bananas and avocados, according to the News-Press. The parents  supplemented the toddler’s diet with breast milk.
Local news coverage of this sad incident
The couple turned themselves in to authorities on Nov. 6, after the medical examiner’s office released its autopsy findings: the cause of death was malnutrition and complications, including dehydration, microsteatosis of the liver, and swollen hands, feet and lower legs.

Australia- Reported earlier this year- child died last year.
Parents who fed their toddler a strict vegan diet have avoided jail after the child became so malnourished her bones fractured and teeth fell out.

The mother, 33, and father, 35, pleaded guilty in 2018 to failing to provide for their child and were sentenced on Thursday to 300 hours of community service in Australia.

Their three children were taken away from them after Sydney police found their 20-month-old daughter,  suffering from rickets and a preventable bone disease as a result of her diet in March 2018.
Judge Sarah Huggett condemned the couple’s “reckless failure to provide the necessities of life”, and said: “This was not an isolated act or a momentary decision that caused danger to the child.

“The child was seriously underweight, underdeveloped and undernourished. That would have taken time to occur.”

Aged 19 months, she weighed less than 5kg, suffered impaired motor skills and looked just three months old, the court previously heard. Her parents had never taken her to a doctor.
At just over a year and a half of age the child weighed little more then 12 lbs?
The girl’s health has improved but her future development remains in doubt. She was receiving physiotherapy and speech training, local media reported her foster carer as telling the court. 
Judge Huggett said that regardless of dietary preferences every parent has a responsibility to ensure their children’s diet is “balanced and contains sufficient essential nutrients and vitamins for optimum growth and development”.
Veganism can't provide essential nutrients for optimum growth and development- That's just the reality. 
 
brains need meat

UN Report: Eat Less Meat to Reduce Carbon = Reduced Life & Life Quality

Clinical research finds that people on vegan diets commonly suffer from a variety of nutritional deficiencies. One study, for instance, showed that more than half of vegans tested were deficient in vitamin B12, putting them at risk of mental health problems such as fatigue, poor concentration, decreased brain volume with aging and irreversible nerve damage.

     Most of the data we have regarding vitamin B12 deficiency in infants comes from case studies of breastfeeding mothers on vegan or vegetarian diets. That is because lack of B12 in the diet is the most common cause of deficiency, and vegan and vegetarian mothers are more likely to have a vitamin B12 deficient infant.
    Typical signs of deficiency in infants include:

        Failure of brain development and cognitive skills
        Failure of overall growth and development
        Lethargy
       Tremors        Hyper irritability        Anaemia.
    It is important that treatment is given in time, because of the long term cognitive effects of B12 deficiency.
“In particular, babies breastfed by mothers with vitamin B12 deficiency, for example due to a vegan diet, can be affected by serious and irreversible CNS (central nervous system) damage.”

The Crucial Brain Food All Children Need
The first 1,000 days of life are crucial for brain development — and food plays an important role.
The ways that the brain develops during pregnancy and during the first two years of life are like scaffolding: they literally define how the brain will work for the rest of a person’s life. Nerves grow and connect and get covered with myelin, creating the systems that decide how a child — and the adult she becomes — thinks and feels. Those connections and changes affect sensory systems, learning, memory, attention, processing speed, the ability to control impulses and mood, and even the ability to multitask or plan.
Those connections and changes cannot be undone, either. How the brain begins is how it stays.
Meat is listed first as a crucial protein for brain development and maintenance.

Vitamin B-12 Deficiency Accelerates Cognitive Aging

Plants Are Aware When They Are Being Consumed
Vegetarian Diet? No Panacea for Environment or Health- Meat Lies Told To Justify Meat Tax 

Green madness has really taken hold. And it hurts me to say that. As an individual who has spent decades growing their own food. Drying herbs. Foraging. Recycling. Reducing waste etc.,
Who carries any garbage home in her pockets and car rather then tossing it carelessly on the ground. What "green" has become is a malady. A sickness. A derangement. 

Green Terror Grips Canada in Cultic Madness

An oped by Conrad Black. Conrad Black of all people! Never, ever thought there would be a day that this man's work would appear here.  Begrudgingly I must agree with what he is stating. There is a first time for everything and this is a first for me. Read on.

Green Terror Cult Grips Canada

The Green Terror grips Canada. Everyone can agree that environmental pollution should be combated and everyone can agree that maximum vigilance should be exercised to deduce what climate changes are occurring and to determine the appropriate response. But in enunciating these unexceptionable points and stopping there, I lay myself open to immense obloquy as a climate denier, though I am not denying anything for which there is evidence.
Historians of the future will wring their hands in wonderment that we have succumbed to a cultic madness, and elevated its most strident or spectacular espousers to a position of totalitarian intellectual authority. Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl, tours the world like an atheistic St. Joan of Arc, high priestess of the evangelizing religion of climatism, transmitting her Revelations. She is actually preaching from the latest report of the International Panel on Climate Change, a group that has had serious intermittent problems of credibility, with dire predictions that have simply not come to pass.
Ms. Thunberg’s message is that we, the adults of the world, have betrayed the youth by destroying their future through climate negligence. The image of the innocent child is powerful, and she carries it off very professionally. And the Apocalypse is the time-honoured climax of terror. The crusade includes elements of repentance and sacrifice, and the ideal standard is the pristine Earth, before any human spoliation.
It is quick to identify and scourge heretics. And like most such movements, it becomes more thunderously prophetic and vengeful, adding the moral terror of damnation to the conjured threat of the Apocalypse, especially as the apocalypse doesn’t seem to be getting closer. The ineffable former United States vice-president, Al Gore, who became a centimillionaire and Nobel Prize winner with his eco-schtick, told the readers of the New York Times in September that we would be doomed within 12 years if we don’t pull up our ecological socks.

In fact, the current IPCC report invoked by Ms. Thunberg, and written by scientists chastened by past embarrassments, (especially the infamous “hockey stick” graph purporting to show a rapid rise in the world’s temperature), incites horrible fears but does not predict their occurrence. It “estimates” that human activities have caused a one centigrade degree rise in world temperatures, that is to say that if there were no humans the temperature would be one degree cooler; this isn’t a one-degree increase traceable exclusively to people in a measured time.

While it is “estimated” that the one degree is “likely” to reach 1.5 degrees by 2052, that is only “if it continues to increase,” not a startling forecast. But anthropogenic emissions (caused by humans) “alone are unlikely to cause global warming of 1.5 degrees.” I emphasize that I am not trying to twist the IPCC’s meaning. It clearly acknowledges that an acceleration (and a slight acceleration at that) in global warming is not certain and if it occurs at all, it will not be solely due to human activities.
The IPCC devotes a good deal of its attention to “attribution studies,” which it states are not conclusive and after the serious predictive errors of the past, it is commendably cautious in signalling a possible source of concern. It is clear that if these risks exist, they depend on a great variety of factors, including “rate of warming, geographic location, levels of development, and vulnerability.”
           
It is clear from this report that we don’t know whether any warming that may be occurring is the result of anthropogenic factors or is just a function of long-term meteorological cycles. And it is clear that there is no reason to believe, if warming is anthropogenic, it will increase if anthropogenic emissions do not increase. Nor is it necessary that any such warming is or would be harmful.

Black goes so far as to chastize Mark Carney- globaloney bankster
“Indicative of this is the Canadian governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, using his position to harangue the British public and eminent international groups with climatist demands. That is not within the remit of his office; he should stick to interest rates, money supply, and the integrity of the financial system

Carney and the banksters are  mostly questionable on interest rates, money supply and financial system integrity as it applies to the masses. Of course the bankster class is looking for profit extraction from the carbon bubble they will inevitably create.
Continue reading at the link provided. As I continue to shake my head in disbelief at my actually agreeing with Mr Black.


From yesterday:

CENTCOM To Ramp UP Operations in Syria (alongside PKK) Against ISIS

Sunday, November 24, 2019

CENTCOM To Ramp UP Operations in Syria (alongside PKK) Against ISIS

Soooo.... as readers here have been informed the US isn't going anywhere. And they never were.

Since we know ISIS is an American proxy & we know, or should know, that the Usrael Kurds have done very little fighting of ISIS (documented here at the blog). 
The question that begs to be asked, so I'm asking, is who will the special forces be fighting in North Eastern Syria?

Of course I've got my suspicions who the real targets are. An educated guess would be the targets are Turkish backed fighters. Possibly even Turkey's regular military. We'll know with certainty in short order.

Task and Purpose
"MANAMA (Reuters) - U.S. Central Command chief General Kenneth McKenzie said on Saturday about 500 U.S. personnel in east Syria are expected to resume operations against Islamic State in coming days and weeks.
Islamic State has lost nearly all its territory in Syria and U.S. forces killed its former leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last month, but the group that once controlled a third of Syria and neighboring Iraq is still seen as a threat.
The administration of President Donald Trump shocked U.S. allies last December by saying Washington was pulling out all its troops from Syria.
It said later it decided to keep a residual force in the northeastern part of the country, focusing on preventing Islamic State from staging a comeback and attacking the oilfields there.
"Now I've got about 500 U.S. personnel generally east of the Euphrates river east of Deir al Zor up to Hasaka, northeast all the way up into extreme northeast Syria," McKenzie told reporters on the sidelines of the Manama Dialogue security summit in Bahrain.
"It is our intention to remain in that position working with our SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) partners to continue operations against ISIS down the Euphrates river valley where those targets present themselves," he added"

When ISIS Rises Again- Will they emanate from al Tanf ?

Link- Middle Euphrates River Valley, Syria: Why it matters.

" Esper also reaffirmed that “we also were given the earlier directive to retain forces at the Al-Tanf garrison”.
Task and Purpose continues....
"Turkey launched and then halted an offensive against the YPG, the main component of the U.S.-backed SDF that helped the United States defeat Islamic State, which it sees as a terrorist group with links to Kurdish militants on Turkish soil.
Moscow, the main backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said this week it was also in the process of deploying more Russian military police to northeast Syria, setting up field hospitals for civilians, distributing humanitarian aid and rebuilding infrastructure"

Saturday, November 23, 2019

When ISIS Rises Again

A foregone conclusion from the Atlantic
"It was the summer of 2014 when most Americans took notice of the Islamic State, but the group had been around in different forms for about a decade. Many of its fighters were the same people who’d fought U.S. troops under the name of al-Qaeda in Iraq, until a massive U.S. military effort suppressed them. (suppressed- how is that being defined?) Then the American people and their government decided that the war was done. (rubbish)
What came next was a renewed militant group with even greater international ambitions, as ISIS captured territory across Iraq and Syria and declared it a caliphate. Now, with the U.S. government once again trying to wind down a war following the so-called caliphate’s collapse, the question is whether ISIS can repeat its history of survival, and what it might morph into next.
In the past year, its leader has died and it has lost the last of its territory, which at its peak was roughly the size of Britain. Much like after the Iraq War, though, both ISIS and the conditions that fostered it remain—and in some ways, the environment is even more promising for its survival now. ISIS may be weaker, but it retains thousands of members across Iraq and Syria. The Obama administration’s management of the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq had its own problems, (Obama never withdrew from Iraq- more rubbish) but Trump’s abrupt and unilateral decision to pull U.S. troops from northeastern Syria has been a picture of chaos" (yet more rubbish
Obama Never Withdrew from Iraq: 2014- The US Departure from Iraq was all Illusion!
"Yet this madness may continue in a different guise, as there is a huge gap between rhetoric and reality surrounding the US departure from Iraq. In fact, there are a number of avenues by which the US will be able to exert military influence in the country."
And continuing to exert influence was, indeed, exactly what the US did. No withdrawal took place.

"U.S. efforts to rebuild and provide humanitarian relief and security in former ISIS strongholds in the country are in jeopardy, as is the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, which served as America’s main partner. (annex territory,  steal land and resources, reshape a region. The reality hidden behind the spin of  rebuilding and providing humanitarian relief ) In Iraq, many areas have not been adequately rebuilt, and the country’s political and economic morass has spurred weeks of demonstrations, to which the government has responded with brutal crackdowns. An entire generation across both Iraq and Syria has been traumatized by extremism and war, and tens of thousands of suspected ISIS members and their families languish in the limbo of poorly resourced camps in Syria. The international community has made little effort to help the masses of children whom ISIS made a concerted effort to radicalize.
So what’s next? Aaron Zelin, a veteran researcher of jihadist groups, told us that another ISIS surge and land grab is unlikely in the near term. Instead, ISIS will probably retain its core in Iraq especially, but in Syria as well—as Zelin noted, the group is comfortable underground in its territory and has survived this way before—with connections to supporters and affiliates around the globe. From there, it can bide its time, pursuing a long-term vision that its leaders have called a “generational strategy,” Zelin said. “They see this as a battle of attrition, and that eventually they’re going to wear everyone out. They’re not rigid in their thinking, and they’re willing to evolve.”

ISIS will retain it's core in Iraq and Syria... Who else is and has been present with ISIS,in those exact same territories? There are two other parties common there with ISIS. The US led coalition. The PKK Kurds. Coincidence? No.

"The raid that killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi took place over a weekend. Defense Secretary Mark Esper hailed his death as a “major victory in the enduring defeat ISIS mission”; Trump declared that the world was a “much safer place” as a result.

But when U.S. officials returned to work on Monday, there did not appear to be any consensus on what would come next for ISIS following Baghdadi’s death.

One U.S. government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive issue, told us that views of ISIS’s future fell broadly into two camps. Some saw an organization in chaos and ripe for succession struggles, with its leader killed, thousands of its fighters imprisoned, and its communications hampered by the constant fear of U.S. surveillance or spies. Others argued that although Baghdadi was dead, ISIS had a succession plan in place and a bureaucracy still functioning well enough to implement it. Jason Blazakis, who worked on counterterrorism at the State Department for more than a decade and remains in touch with U.S. officials, confirmed these two general competing views within government"
 The always obfuscating 5 eyes media...

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Pt. 2: ISIS Went To Syria From It's Iraqi Birthplace. Rewriting History for Perception Management

  Read Pt. 1: ISIS Went To Syria From It’s Iraqi Birthplace - Rewriting History for Perception Management before tackling the info below:

Let’s travel further back on memory lane... to 2013

Keeping in mind that ISIS was already operating in eastern Syria- Just across the Iraqi border in  Raqqa for example. And attacking non ISIS rebel groups-

Wilson Centre: The Rise and Spread of Islamic State
August 2013: ISIS begins attacking rebel groups including Liwa al Tawhid, Ahrar al Sham, and the Nusra Front in Raqqa and Aleppo.
Out of eastern Syria comes a Chechen ISIS Leader
The one that came into Syria via Iraq, very obviously. Who was also, can't be a coincidence, trained in the Georgian army by the US. The Chechen rebel commander came from Syria’s eastern countryside.. to Aleppo,  In a tricked out rig covered in oil pipes (oil is in eastern Syria)
US Funded Military to ISIS leader

“Rebels had welded dozens of oil-drilling pipes to the sides of the armored personnel carrier, and packed it with four tons of high explosives”
“an ethnic Chechen whose warring skills, learned in the U.S.-funded Georgian army”

“The jihadi commander has recently emerged from obscurity to be the northern commander in Syria of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS)

In June of 2014 we had the breathtaking fall of Mosul- To ISIS, of course. ISIS had already taken Fallujah.- See the map below. Fallujah had fallen. Moving north west to Mosul. ISIS already operating well into Syria's Aleppo province. Led by the US trained Chechen. See above.

The Fall of Mosul and Who Benefits


We could follow ISIS's path as it spread and takes territory in two countries...It was all breathlessly reported on. But not questioned near enough!

Questions, Observations and Excerpts:
    "What really happened? Why was the road so clear for all these mercenaries to march in?... How did the group reach the outskirts of the city, then its very heart, without having been at least intercepted by the armed forces? Why was air power not used to deter or to paralyse them, if not to eliminate them altogether?"

Just throwing it out there- Maliki is weak, Iraq is divided. This no doubt creates a problem for acting in much needed unified manner? Thinking about the control of some of the area by Kurdish groups? Considering that some of the more duplicitous players in Iraq, amongst the Kurds, may have cleared the way for ISIS. Keep in mind some of the Kurdish groups are very chummy and heavily involved with Israel.
IRAN'S JOMHURI-YE ESLAMI
"Despite the loud noise they make about the fight against terrorism, US and European governments not only meet Daesh terrorists, but they provide them with weapons and financial support... When the US and European governments fail to adopt a position on all these terrorist crimes committed in Iraq, it clearly shows that they support the terrorists and Daesh is their tool."

It is being said that U.S.-trained government troops have fled the city, many of them **stripping off their uniforms so as to not be identified.**

US Trained Government Troops stripped their uniforms off and fled...... as 2,000 prisoners who could become fighters were freed. Enabling the grabbing of an airbase

"the primary goal of ISIS may have been to free more than 2,000 prisoners being held by the government in Mosul"

 the insurgents have their sights set on Salahuddin, a province north of Bagdad. “They have already seized the Shergat air base in Salahuddin,”
                               
As luck would have it... the ISIS gang just happened to come across all necessary military equipment, fighters and cash In Iraq,  which they then transported into Syria... Well that’s quite a coincidence, wouldn’t you say? From a  link embedded in the 2014 post:

Link
“Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (Isis) insurgents are transporting US-supplied Humvees across the border into war-torn Syria after capturing Iraq's second city of Mosul.”

The capture of Mosul occurred after an overnight assault by hundreds of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) jihadists, bearing rocket-propelled grenades, sniper rifles and machine guns, on key local government, police and military headquarters.

The militants freed up to 1,000 inmates from Mosul's central prison, according to senior police officials. The group are now in control of Mosul airport and local television stations.   
As yours truly stated in 2014
 It was so good of the US to supply Shishani and ISIS with Humvees, no?

From there they could pass easier into Syria. They had Humvees. An airbase.  Arms Galore. A ready made fighting force and US trained leadership... Oh and they had cash! Lots of it.
Recall the reports of their bank heist at that time

"The provincial governor of Nineveh, Atheel al-Nujaifi, said that the radical Islamists had lifted additional millions from numerous banks across Mosul, as well as a “large quantity of gold bullion,” according to the International Business Times, which called ISIS the “World’s Richest Terror Force.”
There were conflicting reports about this theft. How much money was taken. Etc., Was it stolen from the banks? Or was it conveniently left somewhere for the thugs to pick up? What ever the case. We've got an armed military of thousands heading for Syria. They have humvees, guns, other modes of transportation and some cash. And then the "Yazidi Genocide" allegedly took place. I've had difficulty with this narrative for years and years now. Even then it seemed to be a cover for the transfer of ISIS fighters into Syria.  

I’m going to be straight up- The Yazidi narrative? I don’t find it credible. I find it convenient. But, not credible. 
*Why on earth would the Yazidi’s who are Kurds, however that is defined, head up to some mountain top on the border of Syria, when Kurdish territory is heavily guarded and virtually untouched?
What seems more plausible under cover of a genocide narrative?
At that time was seemed more plausible was the supplying of mercenaries obscured by claims of a genocide.
 -We do know that the US dropped quite an amount of 'humanitarian aid' One drop had contained:

     The U.S. Defence Department said planes dropped 72 bundles of supplies, including 8,000 ready-to-eat meals and thousands of gallons of drinking water, for threatened civilians near Sinjar.

The UK Drop consisted of..

 “The first UK aid drop took place over Mount Sinjar last night, with the RAF delivering bundles that included 1,200 reusable water containers providing 6,000 litres in total and 240 solar lanterns that can also be used to recharge mobile phones.

Were arms dropped as well?   It’s possible. It’s entirely possible. In fact it's probable. It's likely. All things considered.

UK.gov- Air drops continue

At the time of this alleged humanitarian crisis the US released a video of their humanitarian aid being delivered.. Where are the 1000's and 1000's of so called refugees fleeing ISIS

Video from a comment left at that time : Humanitarian relief effort FMV 9 Aug 14/US Centcom




 Later reports claimed the alleged persons fleeing re entered Iraq at the Faysh Khabur/ Semalka crossing. Which tells us that ISIS had more then one way to enter Syria and exit Syria- safely. 

Link
Barbahari, who is in charge of the Fishkhabur crossing with Syria, told AFP: "The Kurdish peshmerga forces have succeeded in making 30,000 Yazidis who fled Mount Sinjar, most of them women and children, cross into Syria and return to Kurdistan.
Did you get any idea from the centcom video that there were 30,000 women and children receiving the 'humanitarian aid"?

To summarize:  ISIS came from Iraq.  Period

Aided by the US and UK in particular it moved itself full scale into Syria. That’s the history as it unfolded. That is the reality. As documented here. Using a myriad of sources.

No rewrite of history presented by the 5 eyes alt and msm through spook mouthpieces is going to/can change that reality. I've covered this area for a long, long time now and the rewrite of what really happened, is cause for concern. The moving along of your thinking to suit an elitist agenda doesn't serve you or I, it wasn't designed to. The agenda serves the regime changers/regional remakers. The shameless sycophants participate, initiate and spread the lies. 
From Brett McGurk, Lindsey Snell through to Zero Hedge and many others. 

UPDATE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY AND LINKS FROM HUBRIS

Some links for you regarding Gen. David Petreaus and alleged "missing/lost" (lol) Bosnian weapons shipments. This stretches as far back as 2006.
Clearly those weapons were always intended to arm ISIS. Clearly ISIS was created by Petreaus to do exactly what it has been doing for the last decade in Iraq and Syria

https://www.globalpolicy.org/component/content/article/168/37106.html

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2007/aug/06/usa.iraq

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2006/may/12/usa.iraq

Anyone claiming ISIS was "inadvertantly" created or supported by the US, or is the result of unforseen "blowback" is either ignorant of the facts, and therefore should be entirely ignored on this subject, or simply lying, and should be ignored on all subjects.
I read the links, it's yet more verification that ISIS was created and armed in Iraq. And no where else.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Pt. 1: ISIS Went To Syria From It’s Iraqi Birthplace- Rewriting History for Perception Management

  The 5 eyes alt media is up to tricks, as usual.What is meant by that statement is the 5 eyes alt media is re- presenting the 5 eyes mainstream media spin.  And rewriting history at the same time as well.   Yes, when the message, the main message is the same in the msm and alt despite their different windowdressing, we should ask ourselves a few questions.

1- Where is the real alternative media??  
2- Why is known and documented history as it unfolded being reconfigured? 
3- Is a specific empire friendly agenda being created?

 The newest message from the 5 eyes alt and msm is that Turkey created and succored ISIS. This defies everything known and stated about ISIS these past many years. Going back to 2006. The usual suspects have been presenting this mind control, which saw it’s debut, October 27/19, in a Washington Post oped written by Brett McGurk aka Lawrence of Kurdistan.  Mr McGurk came  right out and officially presented a connection between Turkey and ISIS, without offering any proof and the alternative media marched in lock step.

Brett McGurk’s spinfest of October 27 was covered in a report here October 28/2019
Commentary from yours truly:
The narrative gaining traction is a continuation of "bad Turkey" with a twist. Turkey was sheltering Baghdadi. There is no proof of that, other then aspersion and conjecture. Which is what Brett McGurk engages in all throughout his oped. Sadly that is good enough for most. Should be interesting to see how/who this spreads through the 'alternative' media.

Moon of Alabama flogged this horse little more then a week after McGurk’s oped. Not a coincidence, in my opinion
Nov. 06/2019: Turkey's continued Care for ISIS will end badly


And Zero Hedge is presenting this very same perception management as well. Secrets spilled by ISIS..

I certainly wouldn’t take the, in Kurdish custody, alleged ISIS fighter’s word at face value. Oh and the award winning “The Investigative Journal- Truth in Journalism ” whose work is being touted by Zero Hedge. Check it out for yourself. Cutting edge journalism from London, England?  Award winning? Or something else?
 On twitter Take some time go go through that twitter stream. Notice anything curious about it?
It’s seems like a mouthpiece for the PKK.  And worse a site obfuscating the remake agenda.

How very curious. Lindsey Snell had a report from Quandil... PKK territory. Curious and curiouser? It seems to miss Lindsey Snell is in thrall of the PKK. 
Check the website out: Investigativejournal. org  What do you think of their 'investigative journalism'?

UPDATE Nov 21/2019:

Lindsey Snell. Why was  that such a  familiar name and individual? Somewhere here at the blog she was surely discussed. After more research it came back to me. Clearly Ms Snell was embedded with the fighters, though officially she claimed to have been kidnapped by them.  She asked them for a phone, they obliged her and she was able to document her kidnapping - Preposterous.  She was subsequently arrested by Turkish authorities as she was entering Turkey from Syria. Why was she entering Turkey? Who was she with?- Let's go back to when her absurd kidnapping story hit the news and her subsequent arrest in Turkey- immediately preceding the coup attempt. In my opinion this woman was most probably a spook masquerading as a journalist... Definitely not to be considered a trusted source.

Link-NBC - Including the facebook report on her kidnapping- Which was not ever verified and subsequently removed:
“Because of my unique situation, I was able to convince my captors to give me the use of a phone ... which ultimately let me plan my escape, but which also let me document much of my captivity in photos and videos. (And I bet "don't give prisoners phones!" will make it into the new Jabhat Fateh al Sham employee handbook.) It's a crazy story. A cave prison (the previous tenant of my cell had marked his days in residence in blood on the walls), masked villains, motorcycle escapes, and disguises. I can't wait to share the details.
What was her unique position? How did this unique position result in her "captors" providing her with phone to use?  I'd say she was friendly to the "kidnappers"

U.S. personnel were dispatched to the Turkey-Syria border to support Snell’s safe exit from the war-ravaged country but Snell was subsequently detained by Turkish authorities, the official said.
This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.
The veracity of the story could not be confirmed.
The Guardian 
Originally from Daytona, Florida, she was based in Istanbul, but left Turkey for Syria just before the failed coup attempt on 15 July.
Speaking to the Guardian on her flight to New York, Snell said her main concern now was with her husband, Suliman Wardak. 
Wardak, who is is from Afghanistan, traveled to Istanbul after Snell’s arrest to assist with her case, and was himself detained on 22 August. He has alleged that Turkish authorities accused him of being involved in the coup, and preventing him from leaving the country.
Turkish news reports portrayed Snell as a CIA spy, and Snell said she was frustrated that the US state department had not issued a statement saying she was a journalist.
 The State Department didn't want anymore attention on their spy then she'd already garnered.
In plain language Zero Hedge is promoting the work of an obvious spook, who is clearly advancing a specific agenda, as credible and serious. Sure. 

Below I’ll present the know history of ISIS. 
 
Including it’s roots and creation in Iraq covering the expansion into Syria via Iraq. 

We’ll start with Lavrov:



The Russian foreign minister reminded that IS emerged "after an illegal intervention [by the US and its allies] in Iraq, after the Iraqi state was destroyed and extremists from prisons were released." "That's why to a certain extent, Americans eliminated someone for whose emergence they themselves were responsible, if this really did take place," Lavrov said.”   

Lavrov states clearly that ISIS came from Iraq. Birthed in and created in a US occupied Iraq.

In 2014- more then 5 years ago a series of posts were written here at PFYT's covering the creation, expansion, emergence of ISIS.  Each posts contains several external links. Take the time to read through all those events as they occurred. Because that history is being rewritten to give us a desired perception. Desired by the regional remakers that is.

 June 2014: ISIS- A US created "stay behind" using Iraqs plundered wealth


    - The roots of ISIS go back to Oct. 15, 2006, when what is known as the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) was established.

    -The group emerged in the ashes of the U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein as al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI)


ISIS was formed in Iraq- Emerging from the ashes of the US led invasion? Nice language. Romantic, evocative  language. But, what does it really mean? This tells me the US invaders birthed ISIS.

June 2014: Al Qaeda + "Awakening Councils" = ISIS


"After much haggling, the Americans managed to persuade Nuri al-Maliki's government to take over the Awakening program and to incorporate it into the newly established security and state structures"


Al Qaeda in other clothes... You see Al Qaeda was not subordinated in Iraq, they were simply infused/morphed/rebranded into the "Awakening Councils"
"After much haggling the Americans persuaded Maliki"? Haggling or threatening?

 August 2014: ISIS = Smoke & Mirrors. Giving cover now for strikes on Syria

We have to realize that ISIS is the smoke and mirrors to the ME reshape.
ISIS is the deception. The distraction. While we are spoon fed the ISIS soma, NATO headed by the US, in cahoots with Israel and the GCC nations reorder the globe to suit their agenda

ISIS = Smoke and Mirrors. Covering for the agenda that has been in the works for sometime now
And it's multifaceted. Kurdistan is being created with the cover of ISIS- Iraq is being further destroyed, it's elected government tossed out under cover of ISIS. Syria, is still struggling and is my focus today

Rereading these older posts jogged my memory on the fact that Syria had been previously blamed as the creator of ISIS too.... From all my reading and writing as is being reiterated here today and will be  in Part 2,  ISIS came from Iraq! From the arms of it's overlord (satanic?) creator (US/UK/Israel) to the rest of the region. As the regional remake that started so many years ago continues on....

This was getting very long so the rest will come in a second part- There's lots to read should you choose to avail yourself of all the older information. Stay tuned for part 2 


Click the link below to go directly to the second part of this series:

Pt. 2: ISIS Went To Syria From It's Iraqi Birthplace. Rewriting History for Perception Management

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Syrian SitRep- Israel Hits Damascus:Tishreen Dam Return: Israeli Settlments OK: Counterpunch, Still Servile.

9 diverse news article


 1- Israel Says Rockets From Golan, Resulting in “Retaliatory” Strikes on Damascus    Israel claims rockets were fired from Golan. So they attacked Damascus. You see the logic right?
What? You don’t? Nor do I.


2- The US Says Israeli Settlements are A-OK             
"President Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo come through again."
Notice the heavy handed spin throughout the article? The manipulative emotional language. Ya just gotta have contempt for mind control!
                   

Counterpunch continues to demonstrate it’s servitude to the empire

3- Erdogan’s Ethnic Cleansing of the Kurds is Still Happening

    Silence when the Usrael Kurds ethnically cleansed the area, but, now... we have our empire friendly ‘outrage’. Also notice the spinning of Rojova as something that exists vs the reality of it being annexed Syrian territory. Annexed and cleansed by the SDF/PKK/YPG with the help of the US?
"We know that Turkey’s pressure on the Kurds to leave Rojava"
Does Syria recognize Rojova?  Does Turkey? Iran? Russia? Rojova is Usrael construct. It exists in the language of the 5 eyes media. Does Assad recognize North Eastern Syria as Kurdish? No.
 In fact Assad say’s the North East of Syria  was majority Arab- Which it was as documented in very early reports covering the Syrian destabilization, until above mentioned and also documented ethnic cleansing, including the mass refugee outflow to Turkey took place.       

4- 
Northern Syria is Arab, not Kurdish: Assad
“I would like to clarify that this area in northern and northeastern Syria is a majority Arab area. 70% of the residents are Arabs, not the other way around. Even the forces fighting there are a mixture of Kurds and Arabs," Assad said.

“The Americans, however, supported the Kurdish groups and gave them the leadership to create the image that the area is Kurdish to create a Kurdish rivalry with the other groups in Syria,” Assad claimed.

Notice how the 5 eyes alt media isn’t mentioning these Assad statements choosing instead to focus on Epstein, Baghdadi and Erdogan. Doesn't fit the agenda, I guess?
                       
5- YPG/PKK have attacked Russian military patrol as the patrolled with their Turkish compatriots

Russian Patrol attacked

Be sure to view the video available at the link. Looks well documented by a diverse number of people.
"Supporters of the YPG/PKK terror group on Monday assaulted Russian military vehicles conducting joint patrols with the Turkish military in northern Syria.

YPG/PKK terrorists tried to block armored vehicles with concrete blocks, pelting them with Molotov cocktails and stones as Anadolu Agency filmed the joint ground patrols conducted under a deal reached between Ankara and Moscow last month.

One of Russian vehicles was also targeted by Molotov cocktails, temporarily stopping before continuing on the patrol route"
 Again, be sure to watch the video at link # 5
                   

6- Turkey, Russia hold 8th round of joint patrol in N Syria
"Turkish and Russian troops held the eighth round of joint patrol in northern Syria under a deal reached last month for withdrawal of Syrian Kurdish fighters, said Turkey's Defense Ministry on Monday.

"Turkish and Russian units completed their eighth joint land patrol according to plan with the participation of UAVs in the east of the Euphrates. In the Ayn al-Arab region, where the land patrol was conducted, UAVs also took part and were accompanied by four vehicles from each side totalling eight," said a written statement by the ministry."

There are reports that Syria has control of the Tishreen Dam. Hope these reports are correct?  My hopes aside there are conflicting statements about this situation.  Tishreen has been held by Kurds for years now. They took it in 2015, conveniently, from ISIS.

7 -  2015 " Syrian Kurds take strategic Dam From ISIS" 

 The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a rebel alliance that includes the powerful YPG Kurdish militia and Arab rebel groups, wrested control of the strategic Tishreen Dam from "IS" on Saturday after making rapid advances south earlier this week, Kurdish media reported.

The Syrian Kurdish news agency ANHA reported that SDF forces backed by US-led coalition airstrikes continued the offensive after crossing to the west of the dam, one of three major dams on the Euphrates that provides power to northern Syria and acts as a major transport line connecting "IS"-controlled areas of Aleppo province with their self-declared capital Raqqa.

Brett McGurk, the US special envoy for the anti-IS coalition, said on Twitter the assault was part of a broader offensive against IS, including an Iraqi army assault to take back Ramadi.

Lawrence of Kurdistan aka Brett McGurk




 By taking and holding the dam the Usrael Kurds have held vast swathes of Syria and her people hostage by denying electricity from the dam.

image from TASS
8-  TASS avoids mentioning which party has been holding the dam hostage. It was the Usrael Kurds.

"The Syrian government forces have taken control over the second-most powerful Tishrin hydroelectric rock-fill dam (Aleppo Province), spokesperson for the Russian command of the armed forces in Syria Boris Fomichev told reporters.

On November 18, the Russian military police will launch patrolling operations in the area surrounding this facility of strategic importance.

The Tishrin Dam is situated 90 km away from Aleppo and was built on the Euphrates jointly by Russian and Syrian engineers 20 years ago. As the civil war in the country erupted, it was captured by Islamic State militants who controlled the facility for a long time.
                                           
"Now, it [the dam] is liberated thanks to efforts and bravery of the Syrian people. The power plant was liberated as well as adjacent territories. It is now back up and running, it is supplying electricity to the Raqqa and Aleppo Provinces. People are working as normal, there is no terrorism here," Fomichev said.

The Aleppo Province’s electricity supply is of critical importance as its capital is an economic and industrial center of the country. The Syrian authorities are currently making every effort to restore it.

SDF acknowledges they've given the dam over but claim they are keeping their governmental structures in place and they have NO agreement with Damascus regarding the dam

9- Kurdistan 24
There was no political agreement with the Syrian government.

Hassan underlined that the institutions of the Kurdish-backed, multi-ethnic Self-Administration of North and East Syria would remain intact and continue working as before.

What the reality of this situation is....??  It's anyone’s guess.