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His own man – or someone’s puppet?1316 ViewsDecember 07, 2016 11 CommentsThis comment was chosen by Mod KL from the post “Is Donald Trump really only a showman who will prepare the USA for war?”. The moderator feels this comment is an interesting take on different aspects of the present geopolitical situation. Is the commenter right? The moderator doesn’t know, but the comment gives inspration to search for answers to that question. One needs to look behind what’s going on – not just on the surface.Comment by CirceFirst of all, let me say that Engdahl is bull’s-eye on the strategy. He covers it brilliantly. However, Engdahl doesn’t go far enough at the end. He starts by describing the separation strategy, ie the empire befriending the weaker of two of its mortal enemies to isolate the stronger, China, then he gets into the change in strategy regarding the War on Terror that was a pretext for the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. Here’s the kicker though: at least three members of Trump’s already formed team have stated that Iran is more dangerous than ISIS, well one is not yet a member, Petraeus. However Flynn and Mattis are and Pompeo stated that Tehran was intent on destroying America, essentially making the Zionist existential meme America’s as well. So there’s a tectonic shift happening : Iran is replacing ISIS and Al-Qaeda as the Number One Global Terror Threat in the Zionist/Neocon lexicon or should I say the narrative of fear to be used against the masses as incentive to make another war a palatable necessity. Now we all know how 9/11 was used to incite revenge therefore war; well, if fake intelligence doesn’t work expect another incident to create the casus belli against Iran.In the end Engdahl should have come full circle tying up the befriending the weaker of two mortal enemies strategy with the strategy to replace ISIS in the category of Number One Terrorist Organization therefore creating a casus belli against Iran similar to the one used for the invasion of Iraq.Netanyahu was disappointed with PNAC’s round-about way of getting to the main event, destroying Iran, but Zionist American Neocons after the fall of the Soviet Union needed to create a much more ambitious enemy target to rally the masses; as China’s influence was growing while Russia’s power was diminishing with the fall of the SU, and was no longer militarily capable to take on the U.S. and NATO. However China and Russia together make up the empire’s worst nightmare and represent the balance of power that the empire fears.The plan was to take over Iraq, Syria and Iran and install U.S. bases and take over all the oil routes in the region to control the flow of oil and gas. Whoever controls these vital routes and resources is ensured world domination.Try to compare Iran’s influence in the Middle East to China’s global influence, both are a grave threat to the Anglo/Zionist empire for more than one reason: China militarily, financially and geopolitically and Iran because it sits on a treasure-trove of oil and gas wealth and is a geopolitical threat to Israel and the salafi/Wahhabi kingdom.Iran and Russia are therefore the road to undermining China’s growing geopolitical/diplomatic influence and power. First you destroy SCO by creating division between China and Russia and then you destroy Iran, control the wealth of Persian Gulf commerce and suddenly China is at the mercy of the Anglo/Zionist Empire for its oil and gas.But that’s not all, Taiwan will also play a strategic role in bringing China to its knees, and this is why John Bolton and Steve Yates were in Trump’s sphere of influence when that call between Taiwan’s President and Trump happened. Steve Yates was Cheney’s top Neocon China advisor and it’s no surprise that he is also part of Trump’s advisory committee.Make no mistake, Russia is still a formidable threat to the Empire and proved it by frustrating the PNAC plan for Syria; but if Putin let’s this plan B as Engdahl refers to it happen, Russia will eventually find itself in the crosshairs again and in a much weaker position than it is in today. If the empire succeeds in weakening China by neutralizing Iran; it’s game over for Russia as well.And let me say this; you’ll note that a bizarre rapprochement started happening between Netanyahu and Putin even though Netanyahu must have been foaming at the mouth when Russia intervened in Syria, and this even before Trump was being cordial with Putin. So the change in policy was already happening with Netanyahu once PNAC’s plan was scuttled in Syria.The plan for the Empire however is still one and the same; the only aspect changing is the strategy on how to achieve it and Trump was the godsend that Zionist/Neocons needed to put it in motion. Hillary lacked the charisma, connecting theme with the masses and the revised strategic vision to make it happen.You can bet that the empire will try to make Putin an offer he can’t refuse to look the other way on Iran. Beware of Zionists bearing gifts; or a horse’s head. It could be a bribe with a hidden agenda or it could be an ultimatum.So Trump is rebuilding America’s defenses (PNAC term) with a plan to inject about a trillion into the MIC and gunning for Iran and China and ironically Putin will be the catalyst that will either make or break the empire. It will all depend on whether he is as clever as the reputation that precedes him and whether he has the fortitude to resist what the empire will throw his way. What worries me is that Russia was outfoxed in the fall of the Soviet Union, and outfoxed in Iraq and Libya.Will this be China’s moment? Will China do for Iran what Russia did for Syria? China has held back for now; but Tehran is the road to China; and this is an existential cause that China’s leaders can easily use to rally their people. Maybe Iran has a port it can rent out to the Chinese fleet; just for deterrence purposes…for now.Here’s an interesting quote from a 2006 article on the subject that China’s leaders would be wise to heed.:If conflict with China is inevitable, it makes sense to have U.S. bases in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq and maybe Iran and Syria. If China is dependent on Middle East oil, it makes sense for the U.S. to be able to control how and where it flows from the Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf oil fields.and it also spells out the premise of the Zionist manifesto:They are equipped with a philosophical outlook that justifies the use of hyped, imagined threats to unite the masses behind rulers’ objectives and ambitions, to suppress dissent and control through fear. They’re inclined to identify each new target as “a new Hitler,” and to justify their actions as “an answer to the Holocaust.And finally lurking in the shadows, he’s still in control:For the moment, at least, the war party led by Dick Cheney remains in ascendancy.http://www.counterpunch.org/2006/04/20/cheney-the-neocons-and-china/Or is the Neocon war party led by Netanyahu: the new King of the Jews? No, not David; Goliath and is PNAC the manifesto; the mein kampf of Zionism? Remember a year after Clean Break was authored PNAC was created and no doubt Netanyahu was pleased with how it evolved on paper.Who would have thought that because of Iran, China is the unspoken enemy of Zionism.


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December 07, 2016Regime Change By Takifirs Fails – Lobbyists Call For U.S. Occupation of Upper MesopotamiaThe Aleppo battle is ending. Syria will win the war against foreign supported Takfiris as will Iraq. That requires new plans to implement the original aims of the war’s instigators and sponsors.This is a map of the east-Aleppo cauldron 2 days ago.Map by @NatDefFor – biggerThis is the map as of this morning.Map by @NatDefFor – biggerSince this morning another part of the “rebel” held area in the south east of the cauldron, the Sheik Sa’ed quarters, has been liberated by Syrian government forces.It is expected that the whole al-Qaeda “rebel” held area will be liberated and cleared of Takfiris as early as this weekend.Militants still there are offered to leave or to be – inevitably – killed.You can compare those maps to the map (big) we posted in our last Aleppo piece. In total some 90% of the area held by the “rebels” just two weeks ago is now back in government hands. All “rebel” held areas north and north-east of the Citadel of Aleppo that yesterday were still held by al-Qaeda aligned Takfiris  are now in Syrian government hands. The last progress was possible when a group of local “rebels” gave up the fight and surrendered to Syrian government forces. For the first time in 5 years the Citadel’s main entrance can now be reached from the government held west-Aleppo.In total 28,700 civilians were found in and have left those formerly “rebel” held areas. That is a bit higher than our old estimate of some 25,000 max in total in east Aleppo but way lower than the 250,000, 300,000, 500,000 or 1,000,000 civilians that the UN and opposition media claimed.After winning the Aleppo battle the Syrian government will have some 35,000 aligned troops freely available to liberate those other areas of Syria which are currently still held by foreign paid Takfiris, This is a quite huge, experienced force and one can expect that most of the work still needed to be done to liberate all of Syria will be finished within a few months.In Iraq the government forces are fighting the last Islamic State remnants which hold the city of Mosul in a slightly similar siege situation as it was in Aleppo. But the fight in Mosul is more difficult because up to one million civilians are still in the city and the ISIS fighter there are fanatics who do not shy away from sending hundreds of schoolkids as suicide bombers against the approaching Iraqi forces. Should such resistance continue it might take months to retake the whole city.Luckily for Syria the city of Mosul is now completely enclosed. The original U.S. plan was to let the western area of Mosul open so that ISIS fighters could escape to Syria. The Iraqi prime minister Abadi stopped those plans by sending Popular Mobilization Forces to close the wide western gap.The U.S. had already prepared the field for retreating ISIS troops to eventually take the city of Deir Ezzor in east-Syria which is held by ISIS encircled Syrian government troops. It would have thereby created the “Salafist principality” that it envisioned since at least 2012. The Iraqi move to close off Mosul, supported by Iran and Russia, has finally sabotaged this plan.As that plan for handing the eastern Syrian and western Iraqi areas to some “moderate ISIS” has now failed, the usual “expert” suspects, starting with Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan, now argue for the U.S. to occupy the whole area and to set up permanent military U.S. bases to control the oil-rich Syrian east and western Iraq. The U.S. special forces working with Kurdish YPG units in the north-eastern area of Syria have already set up several small air-fields.Write those permanent war lobbyists:Developing these sites as solid anchors in the region will give the U.S. a badly needed intelligence-gathering capability in the Jazira, or Upper Mesopotamia, encompassing the arid plain that stretches across northwestern Iraq, northeastern Syria and southeastern Turkey….Keeping contingents of U.S. forces in the region, meanwhile, will provide a credible deterrent helping to defend trusted and capable anti-ISIS fighters and deterring the Assad regime from any effort at reconquest.Upper Mesopotamia, al Jazera ca. 80 BC – Map via WikimediaSuch a U.S. occupation entity in Jazera would:Block any traffic between Shia Iran and Iraq with the Syrian and Lebanese areas towards the Mediterranean coast. The so called Shia crescent would be interrupted by a U.S. controlled entity of mostly Sunni tribal inhabitants.Create space for an envisioned Qatar-Turkey-Europe natural gas pipeline while blocking a potential Iran-Mediterranean-Europe natural gas pipeline through the same area.Fulfill another step of the Yinon plan which calls for the disassembly of all Arab states into smaller entities to secure Israel’s realm.Expect more well bribed think tank “experts” to soon argue for such a lunatic new “mission” for U.S. forces.President elect Donald Trump repeated yesterday that he will have none of such adventures:[Trump] promised to make the military stronger than it has ever been, but said that under his leadership, the country would “stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about.”“This destructive cycle of intervention and chaos must finally come to an end,” he said.We can hope that Trump will stick to this reasonable position and stays away from any further interference with the local affairs of the people of the Middle East and elsewhere.Posted by b on December 7, 2016 at 02:11 PM | PermalinkCommentsThanks and I’m sure those think tankers working on what helpless country Amerika can attack next. I can hardly wait to hear the spin on how Amerika won in Syria.Posted by: jo6pac | Dec 7, 2016 2:19:12 PM | 1Question to those who understand the US political system:Just suppose Trump is as good as his word and tries to disengage from the Middle East and warmongering. Will the US system (Congress / Senate) let him?Posted by: Eric Bloodaxe | Dec 7, 2016 2:28:31 PM | 2Arrgh! Yet another general on Trump’s cabinet.https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/07/john-kelly-homeland-security-secretary-trump-cabinetMIC Incorporated.Posted by: Circe | Dec 7, 2016 2:30:43 PM | 3And then we read stupidities like this Press Release this morning:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/joint-statement-on-aleppo-7-december-2016A humanitarian disaster is taking place before our very eyes. Some 200,000 civilians, including many children, in eastern Aleppo are cut off from food and medicine supplies. Aleppo is being subjected to daily bombings and artillery attacks by the Syrian regime, supported by Russia and Iran. Hospitals and schools have not been spared. Rather, they appear to be the targets of attack in an attempt to wear people down. The images of dying children are heart breaking. We condemn the actions of the Syrian regime and its foreign backers, especially Russia, for their obstruction of humanitarian aid, and strongly condemn the Syrian regime’s attacks that have devastated civilians and medical facilities and use of barrel bombs and chemical weapons.Lies and more lies whilst Teresa May is making empty promises to the GCC about Iran and the EU (more catholic than the Pope) is bashing Iran for 1988 war at the Paris Conference- yep they are on the take from MEK.Posted by: Yul | Dec 7, 2016 2:37:11 PM | 4How come it did not make the front page in Europe?http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/9/251587/World/International/Around-,-European-Islamist-militants-return-from-M.aspxPosted by: Mina | Dec 7, 2016 2:42:03 PM | 5Trump is starting to make interesting noises like 4 billion dollar Air Force One is almost a scandal, he will cancell it, he knows what airplane costs and see this as a theft. Also he says US military is weak but doesn’t suggest that they need more money but that the money is wasted or stolen, compares to analog/similar capabilities Russian and Chinese weapons cost five to ten times cheaper.Also he naturally is against SV tech companies pushing AI military crap, sees it as a hype for extorting taxpayer money, especially since they viciously undermined his candidacy by manipulating press and social media for Hillary.Will he be able to have his way? Unknown but in foreign relations and military he has strong presidential prerogatives to rely on, thanks also to Obama.Posted by: Kalen | Dec 7, 2016 2:51:26 PM | 6thanks b.. their is some room for optimism here, although i wouldn’t trust the jackels – saudi arabia, qatar, uk, usa and israel – past the fence post.. they are likely to continue on with the ‘think tank shills’ and ‘expert military’ people (on full pay via the mil of course) and a whole host of other miscreants that plug the msm – including the one’s who stole your article that you spoke of yesterday..shutting all these fuckers down ain’t gonna be easy, but things do temporarily look promising. trump is either going to get shot, or tow the line is mostly how i see it here.. and, it remains to be seen given his limited choices..it is fascinating to watch the political class in the west go berserk over how things are unfolding here..Posted by: james | Dec 7, 2016 3:01:36 PM | 7forgot to include turkey in that list as well..Posted by: james | Dec 7, 2016 3:03:47 PM | 8The Trumpster *thinks* he can resist the war party, but he cannot. He has nothing but warmonger all around him because that is the only thing that will pass Zionist controlled congressional muster. Wait for the false flag and the “Angel is next” moment for the fool to come around. Nuff Sed.Posted by: Nuff Sed | Dec 7, 2016 3:04:11 PM | 9The lowest type of human beings nowadays, next to mercenaries and politicians, are definitely journalists. Can you believe it is possible in the UK to publish an article on war victims in Yemen without a single mention of KSA?http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38220785Posted by: Mina | Dec 7, 2016 3:07:25 PM | 10@4similar claptrap from Kenneth Roth of HRW in the most recent NYRB, drooling on about the uniquely barbaric effects of barrel bombs and such. (how about your breathless sarin analysis you douche bag, Kenneth?) there is a special place in hell for these 21st century human rights phonies. unalloyed evil.Posted by: marc b. | Dec 7, 2016 3:08:08 PM | 11The linked Weiss/Hassan piece from Daily Beast is a sort of master-class in weasely propaganda; rife in contradiction, sparse in material analysis, and careful in prescription. But by the end of the piece what they are actually calling for is clear: direct warfare against the Syrian government and allies, possibly also against the Iraq government, in the name of carving out a new (oil-rich) state which will be run by “trusted” local players who have already been on the payroll for years, and featuring permanent NATO garrisons. Hello “rules based international order.”Posted by: jayc | Dec 7, 2016 3:10:43 PM | 12Stop what you’re doing, Scarlett Johansson is in Turkey (protesting against Syria?)https://sputniknews.com/us/201612071048292021-turkish-incirlik-airbase-selfies/Jesus..Posted by: Lieven | Dec 7, 2016 3:14:12 PM | 13from the article linked from #5 above:Belgium expressed concern last month that Islamist militants were increasingly returning to Europe as US-backed coalition forces drive the Islamic State (IS) militant group from territory in Syria and Iraq.Boy, the barn-sweepings are coming thick and fast, now that it appears inevitable that Alleppo will be liberated soon, and eventually all of Syria will be swept clean of foreign terrorists as well, and not by “US-backed coalition forces.”There’s sure enough a whole lot of panic in the air.Posted by: AntiSpin | Dec 7, 2016 3:30:50 PM | 14title typo, should be Takfiris not Takfirs (just saying, for indexation sake)Posted by: Mina | Dec 7, 2016 3:33:38 PM | 15Deir Ezzor contains a memorial to the million+ Armenian victims of the Turk genocide of our people in 1915. Western backed jihadis overran it and severely damaged it. The Turks marched about a million of us to Deir Ezzor that they murdered. It is the graveyard of Western Armenia. My father just barely survived it.I am proud that Armenians and other Orthodox Christians are in the Syrian Army along with Sunni and Shia Muslims together fighting the vermin supported by the US and its Anglosphere and EU vassals and their proxies in the MENA.If the Americans try to take Deir Ezzor then we will fight them as well. The US will eventually be driven out of the region. The people of Syria and Iraq hate the US. Even the Kurds know the US will stab them in the back and know that they must come to an accommodation with Assad that is backed by Russia and Iran. They know that the US is in Turkeys pocket.Posted by: AriusArmenian | Dec 7, 2016 3:40:35 PM | 16@2: The President is the Commander-in-Chief. Foreign policy, including decisions of whether to go to war, are his.The power to actually declare war is Congress’s, but note that the US has not issued a declaration of war since WW2.The short of it is that warhawks may try to pressure Trump, but the decision is his. Barring a false flag that puts Trump in a corner, I’m fairly optimistic that he will keep to his word.Posted by: woogs | Dec 7, 2016 3:43:23 PM | 17According to Wikimapia and other sources, Sheik Saeed district is still in the rebel hands, but Salheen district and three small districts next to the Citadel were liberated since morning.If the pace of advance will be maintained, the siege of the enclave will be over this week.By the way, a comment on Iraq. After the liberation of Tikrit, Obama spent a huge effort to sideline the “Popular Mobilization Units” that are armed and advised by Iran. Some of those units are in Aleppo now. But the combination of Army and Peshmerga did not work too well, so at long last American could not maintain their opposition to the presence of PMU to the north of Saladin province. It seems that Peshmerga and the Army are following American suggestions, up to a point, but PMU are under independent political control. Of course, ISIS units who would flee Mosul to Syria would be fighting with PMU units there, and the whole concept of PMU is regional (mostly Shia) solidarity. Pretty stupid for Obama not to figure it earlier, if he went with the flow he could score the victory for the Administration before the elections.Posted by: Piotr Berman | Dec 7, 2016 3:49:55 PM | 18It wouldn’t surprise me if the wankers at HRW did some maths and came up with a claim that the Russian and Syrian regimes had massacred 246,300 people in East Aleppo because they (HRW) know there were 275,000 people there to start with and only 28,700 leftPosted by: Ghostship | Dec 7, 2016 3:54:14 PM | 19Ghostship @ 19Was just reading Elijah Magnier twitter a/c :https://twitter.com/EjmAlrai/status/806559166932418560According to the UN , well spinmaster for the P3, it is 1 million :(Go figurePosted by: Yul | Dec 7, 2016 4:05:30 PM | 20About Yemen: BBC is of course the servant of the government. They do not decide who is a “rebel” and who are “local authorities”. Of course, the West is not “ignoring the problem” but creating it, by helping GCC maintain the maritime blockade (and blathering about “freedom of navigation”), and BBC workers reliably work for the democratically elected government, so it is OK. Of course, it cannot be called “starvation weapon” (because the government decided that way).Posted by: Piotr Berman | Dec 7, 2016 4:06:37 PM | 21When it comes to the Western estimates of 200-300K civilians in East Aleppo, it could likely be a most useful lie to perpetuate. Shades of the mass graves in Serbia in the 90’s, the inexplicable ‘disappearance’ of most of those +200K Eastern Aleppo civilians can be spun into allegations of a huge massacre by the SAA coalition and other ‘atrocities’ by Russia and that madman Hassad.Posted by: Enrico Malatesta | Dec 7, 2016 4:13:31 PM | 22Puzzling situation for the Western journalists now in Aleppolots of pics will come out they don’t want to showhttps://twitter.com/maytham956/status/806604788372799488Posted by: Mina | Dec 7, 2016 4:14:49 PM | 23I’m thinking they’ll need another 9/11 for this to happen, as Trump seems convincingly keen on scaling down US intervention in the middle east. That attitude might change if ISIS supposedly blows up yankee stadium.Posted by: never mind | Dec 7, 2016 4:19:13 PM | 24does the consistent heavy over representation of Jews amongst the neocon ‘hawks’ merit some discussion?https://mycatbirdseat.com/2013/06/the-machiavelian-threefold-game-of-the-neoconservatives/FFS – we need to be more concerned with saving human life than being called names by dissembling warmongers.Posted by: Mike K. | Dec 7, 2016 4:31:24 PM | 25@Mina #10″Some have been bombed by the Saudi-led coalition,””You see farmers who were on their way to market, shredded by the high explosives and shrapnel of a Saudi air strike;”Posted by: From The Hague | Dec 7, 2016 4:39:11 PM | 26Houps! my mistake! and i had read it twice (but too fast)Posted by: Mina | Dec 7, 2016 4:56:21 PM | 27″We can hope that Trump will stick to this reasonable position and stays away from any further interference with the local affairs of the people of the Middle East and elsewhere.”Yea, let’s hope all together very, very firmly. It may help… especially concerning the ‘elsewhere’, like China and so on.Posted by: Pnyx | Dec 7, 2016 5:08:32 PM | 28Is this clown on Captagon?https://twitter.com/walid970721/status/806094769902518272Posted by: Mina | Dec 7, 2016 5:20:02 PM | 29>>>> Yul | Dec 7, 2016 4:05:30 PM | 20The idiot at Fascist Overground – has mixed things up. The UN claims that there are a million people under siege in Syria that includes the Four Towns (Madaya, Zabadani, Foua, and Kafraya), Deir Ez-zor, East Aleppo and all the isolated terrorist enclaves around Damascus (what’s left of them).https://democracynow.org/2016/11/22/headlines/un_1_million_syrians_under_siege_most_by_government_forcesThe Syrian government has now reduced that to 725,000. How long will it take the UN to report the new figure?Posted by: Ghostship | Dec 7, 2016 5:26:56 PM | 30Why don’t they call it the “British-founded White helmets” then?http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/regional/ex-army-officer-who-founded-syrian-white-helmets-collects-obe-1-7715077They really do love numbers. They claim to have helped save “an estimate of 75,000” lives!Posted by: Mina | Dec 7, 2016 5:30:51 PM | 31Funny to imagine the EUrocrats who actually believed that there were some tens of thousands fighters in Aleppo. They now realize that a bunch of 1500 idiots with guns and captagon can keep a huge population hostage with just a few snipers here and there and a good mortar factory.Posted by: Mina | Dec 7, 2016 5:38:21 PM | 32b, thanks for the excellent piece. Can’t believe and wondering beside the massive destructions, can Syrians forgive the regime changer?I can’t can you?Posted by: Jack Smith | Dec 7, 2016 5:49:35 PM | 33Lieven @13.An artist placed a golden statue of King Nuttyahu in a public square in Tel Aviv. The worship of golden idols is a little too close to the bone – it didn’t last long.http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-netanyahu-statue-idUSKBN13V15HPosted by: Yonatan | Dec 7, 2016 6:02:59 PM | 34Reuters publishing fake news today:”But eastern Aleppo is widely seen by analysts of the Syria conflict as a bastion of the moderate opposition to Assad, which has maintained that jihadists have little presence in the city.”Posted by: jayc | Dec 7, 2016 6:11:03 PM | 35Mina @31Where have all the White Helmets in east Aleppo gone?Disappeared with the takfiris, everyone?Posted by: Yonatan | Dec 7, 2016 6:16:07 PM | 36Weiss and Hassan Hassan want the US to balkanise Syria, without asking the Syrians whether they want to be balkanised or not of course, typical Yankee arrogance. Also the sovereign Syrian state is to be deprived of its oil, not only in the Golan, but in its East also, what nonsense. They also said “It was this infamous gateway, from Hasakah to Ninewah and Raqqa/Deir Ezzor to Anbar, that let ISIS storm into Iraq in the summer of 2014, occupying roughly a third of a country”. It was the US which facilitated this migration, remember those thousands of white trucks crossing hundreds of miles of desert throwing up tons of dust, are they saying the US with satellites that can read a number plate from space did not see them. They must think Assad and Putin are as stupid as they are.Posted by: harrylaw | Dec 7, 2016 6:22:25 PM | 37b:President elect Donald Trump repeated yesterday that he will have none of such adventures … We can hope that Trump will stick to this reasonable position …Well, Obama is still President. Pushing for U.S. occupation could be an attempt to pressure Obama into ‘correcting’ what some see as a grievous error in when he failed to enforce his 2013 ‘red line’:Former US defense secretary: Obama hurt US credibility when he backed down from his red line on SyriaKERRY: Not enforcing Obama’s red line in Syria ‘cost’ the US considerably in the Middle EastIf Obama acts, it would create a fait accompli (aka “facts on the ground”) that is difficult for Trump to extract from.Posted by: Jackrabbit | Dec 7, 2016 6:26:28 PM | 38As some may recall, many of us at MoA were concerned that an occupation of ISIS-held territory was in the cards after UNSC 2249.Posted by: Jackrabbit | Dec 7, 2016 6:35:32 PM | 39Jackrabbit@38 Don’t know what Kerry is talking about, he is the one who suggested in a remark made in London…”Mr Kerry suggested the Syrian tyrant could prevent international military action against his country by giving up his chemical weapons arsenal”.[Putin and Assad gladly complied].”He caused further confusion in Washington by promising any missile strikes that may take place would be unbelievably small”[Daily Mail]Posted by: harrylaw | Dec 7, 2016 6:41:56 PM | 40The most important question is – will the NATO/GCC/Israel mercenaries/advisors trapped now in the Aleppo cauldron be finally exposed to the world? Hence the whole western lame-scream media drama and commotion.Johansson is Jewish.US corrupt judges allow Cliton/Stein saboteurs to have their facetious claims taken seriously by courts effectively causing the Dec 13 deadline for certain electors certification to be missed. Apparently Supreme Court will be forced to decide. Good that the military seems to be on Trump’s side.Posted by: ProPeace | Dec 7, 2016 6:51:40 PM | 41Yonatan @36I was wondering about the White Helmets also. I wonder if the media will have to admit that their famed humanitarians were just propaganda? I see that the White Helmets are still tweeting: @SyriaCivilDef. It will be interesting to see if they keep tweeting after all of Aleppo is secured. Maybe they’ll magically pop up somewhere else. They’ve now saved “70,280+” lives in an area with a population of maybe 40,000.Posted by: Robin | Dec 7, 2016 7:33:16 PM | 42More good news, The World SITREP December 7th, 2015 by Baaz, The Middle East:The Yemeni army and popular forces continued their advances in Southern Saudi Arabia, inflicting losses on the military hardware of the kingdom’s government troops.“On Monday, the Yemeni army and popular forces took control of a military base in Najran province.“The Yemeni forces captured a military base with all its military equipment near the city of Najran,” Senior Ansarullah Commander Ali al-Hamzani told FNA.He said that the Yemeni army and popular forces have intensified their military operations deep inside Saudi Arabia as they are sustaining further losses and casualties.”“Senior Yemeni commander Ali al-Houthi told FNA on Saturday that there have been “heavy clashes between the Yemeni forces and the Saudi mercenaries in the Eastern parts of Ma’rib”, adding that the Saudi-backed mercenaries sustained heavy death toll during the battle.“Tens of the Saudi-backed forces have been killed and wounded in Ta’iz and Ma’rib provinces,” he said, and continued, “Also, over 100 Saudi coalition-backed mercenaries have fled their bases after their wages were delayed and cut.”Also late last month, another Yemeni commander also disclosed that a large number of pro-Saudi mercenaries have fled the battlefield as the Saudi government has ceased its support for them.“After the Saudi government stopped its financial support for the terrorists and militias loyal to the Saudi regime, a growing wave of the terrorists are leaving the Saudi-led Arab coalition military bases,” Senior Ansarullah Commander Hossein Al-Houthi said.”On Dec 6, 2016 People in Yemen have staged a mass rally to voice their support for the newly formed national salvation government.The demonstrators also slammed Saudi Arabia’s air raids on Yemen. They shouted slogans against the al-Saud regime as well as Israel. The salvation government is led by former governor of Aden, Abdul Aziz Bin Habtoor. It is tasked with running Yemen’s internal affairs and dealing with Saudi Arabia’s aggression against the impoverished nation. Over eleven-thousand 4-hundred Yemenis have been killed since the Saudi war began in March 2015.Where are these 250k people in east Aleppo? We are liberating empty neighborhoods, asks Leith Abou Fadel, a CEO of Al-Masdar News.Where the f*** are these 250k people in east Aleppo? We are liberating empty neighborhoods.— Leith Abou Fadel (@leithfadel) December 7, 2016Military police from Chechnya to be deployed to Syria to hunt those pesky 800 US and Israeli SOF operatives, needed for the international war tribunalBREAKING: Greek court rules to extradite 3 Turkish coup soldiers, by Paul AntonopoulosAlso, the Reuters and German DW reported that some Turkish military officers at NATO are seeking political asylum in Germany and Belgium, after Turkish authorities had dismissed hundreds of senior military staff serving with NATO in Europe and the United States after the failed coup past summer. More than 400 military staff and diplomats have been summoned back to Ankara, according to documents seen by Reuters, but some are choosing not to return.Speaking about a personality cult…In Tel Aviv someone erected a gilded statue to NetanyahuAccording to the local reports, Israeli doctors caused death of more than 3000 patients in 2016.Ran Balicer, the Director of the Health Policy Planning & Director of Clalit Research Institute at Clalit Health Services, said in his interview that Israeli health Service lacks everything.Israeli IDF annoyed that Obama promised him an invasion of Syria and didn’t deliver.Israeli IDF annoyed that Obama promised him an invasion of Syria and didn’t deliver. pic.twitter.com/EZ0Qw6O9vg— Partisangirl (@Partisangirl) December 4, 2016Israel, however, will be just fine with the “allies” like the “moderate opposition.”Message from Syrian opposition ” Moderate ” Fahd Al-Massri ” to the people of Israel asking them to came back to SyriaUN passes resolution calling on Israel to withdraw from Syria’s Golan HeightsThe United Nations General Assembly has once again passed a resolution calling on Israel to withdraw from Syria’s Golan Heights, territory that the Tel Aviv regime has occupied since 1967.In response, on Dec 7, 2016 the Israeli military has razed more Palestinian structures in the Jordan Valley, north of the city of Jericho. Israeli bulldozers, backed by troops, demolished two healthcare facilities in the area. Palestinian sources said Israeli forces also destroyed several steel structures there. It followed similar demolitions in East Jerusalem al-Quds on Tuesday. Tel Aviv has intensified its demolition of Palestinian property since January. The United Nations say the demolition of Palestinian homes has displaced over 1,500people in 2016. That’s almost double the figure for the previous year.In addition on Dec 7, 2016 Syrian military sources say Israel has launched rocket attacks, targeting a military airport near the Syrian capital Damascus. The ground-to-ground missiles were reportedly launched from inside the occupied territories and hit Mezzeh Airport west of Damascus. The rockets triggered a fire, but no causalities have been reported so far. The Israeli military has not commented on the report. It was the second such attack by Israel over the past week. On November 30, Israeli jets fired two missiles from Lebanese airspace toward the outskirts of Damascus.Iran accuses Israel in invasion of South Syria to help DaeshWhat’s Israel’s end game?Two keep region in chaos, to get Iranian Influence out and expand its artificial(based on genocide) existence, in my humble opinion…..Posted by: ProPeace | Dec 7, 2016 7:55:48 PM | 43The map in b’s post is almost identical to that one from 2013, nsnbc international:The volatility of Gas, Geo-Politics and the Greater Middle East. An Interview with Major Agha H. AminPosted by: ProPeace | Dec 7, 2016 8:00:38 PM | 44I hope there are some decent people in Berlin to take care of this scum:SHOCK VIDEO: Migrant Kicks German Woman Down Subway StairsPosted by: ProPeace | Dec 7, 2016 8:21:21 PM | 45Post a commentName:Email:URL:Remember personal info? Allowed HTML Tags:Text → TextText → TextText → Text
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