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Are al-Qaeda Affiliates Fighting Alongside U.S. Rebels in Syria’s South? | The American Conservative

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 27, 2018

Whatever it takes to Israel’s and Saudi Arabia’s dirty work.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/are-al-qaeda-affiliates-fighting-alongside-u-s-rebels-in-syrias-south/

By SHARMINE NARWANI

DARAA, Syria – At first glance, all appears calm in this southern Syrian city where protests first broke out seven years ago. Residents mill around shops in preparation for the evening Iftar meal when they break their daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

But the tension is nonetheless palpable in this now government-controlled city. A few weeks ago, Russian-brokered reconciliation talks in southern Syria fell apart when Western-backed militants rejected a negotiated peace.

Whether there will now be a full-on battle for the south or not, visits last week to Syria’s three southern governorates, Daraa, Quneitra, and Suweida, reveal a startling possibility: al-Qaeda’s Syrian franchise—the Nusra Front—appears to be deeply entrenched alongside these U.S.-backed militants in key, strategic towns and villages scattered throughout the south.

U.S. media and think tanks obfuscate this fact by referring to all opposition fighters as “rebels” or “moderates.” Take a look at their maps and you only see three colors: red for the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies, green for opposition forces, black for ISIS. Read the rest of this entry »

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America’s Word Is Worthless – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 10, 2018

Will Russia finally wake up and stop inviting more dangerous situations by her extraordinary indecisiveness? If Putin doesn’t put his foot down, he is going to get us all killed.

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/05/08/americas-word-worthless/

Paul Craig Roberts

We can now dismiss all hope that Trump’s campaign promises to pull out of Syria, normalize relations with Russia and stop the offshoring of American jobs will ever become US policies. By dishonoring the US government’s word and pulling out of the Iran nuclear non-proliferation agreement, an agreement signed by the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia, China, and Iran, President Trump has revealed that his regime is totally in the hands of the Zionist warmongers. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Cycle of Lies, by Thierry Meyssan

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 3, 2018

http://www.voltairenet.org/article200978.html

When they want to condemn a suspect, the Western powers accuse him of all sorts of crimes until they’re ready to pronounce sentence. Truth and Justice have no say in the matter, the only thing that counts is their power. Let’s take another look at the accusation of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Thierry Meyssan reminds us that although that particular case is only a few years old, the principle of claiming that Syria is guilty has been established for more than two thousand years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Neocon Bret Stephens – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 1, 2018

“It is mind boggling that someone as astute as Stephens would call for the decapitation of the regime in the same way U.S. had done in Iraq without providing an alternative to the regime.

An Israel firster beats an America firster every time.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/05/michael-s-rozeff/neocon-bret-stephens-wants-syrias-assad-assassinated/

..His Jewish identity is mentioned hand-in-hand with his political orientation by The Times of Israel: “In criticizing Trump even after his electoral victory, Stephens joins other leading Jewish conservative voices, including Brooks, Jennifer Rubin and William Kristol.” His Jewish identity is pertinent because he is known as a neocon and a strong supporter of Israel. The one seems to reinforce the other. Furthermore, his position on Iraq was criminal and disastrous and now he’s advocating a position on Syria that would also be criminal and disastrous. We should be extremely skeptical of the objectivity of someone like him who comes across as a shill for Israel and the Empire all-in-one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Foreign Policy Failure: America Has Not Learned from Its Wars | The National Interest Blog

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 1, 2018

In 2011, I observed directly and graphically that our war, which was ten years old at the time, had failed to accomplish our objectives and reportedthat U.S. leaders were claiming success where they knew there was none.

US Government. Lying about war for 240 years.

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-skeptics/foreign-policy-failure-america-has-not-learned-its-wars-25607

Daniel L. Davis

It’s time for the Washington foreign-policy establishment to consider the seemingly unthinkable: perpetual foreign-military operations and occupations do not enhance American national security and economic prosperity.

Overwhelming evidence—currently on painful display in Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen —reveals the stark reality that these operations drain our nation of critical resources, produces a slow-bleed of U.S. troops, and deteriorates our ability to respond to potentially existential battles in the future. Changes must be urgently made if we are to reverse this negative condition… Read the rest of this entry »

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The west closes its ears to Douma testimony

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 30, 2018

The first strange thing to note is that the US, UK and France boycotted the meeting, denouncing Russia for producing the witnesses and calling the event an “obscene masquerade” and “theatre”.

https://www.jonathan-cook.net/blog/2018-04-28/the-west-closes-its-ears-to-douma-testimony/

The response from the US, UK and France to a briefing on Thursday at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Hague was perverse, to say the least. Russia had brought 17 witnesses from Douma who stated that there had been no chemical weapons attack there earlier this month – the pretext for an illegal air strike on Syria by the three western states.

The witnesses, a mix of victims and the doctors who treated them, told accounts that confirmed a report provided last week from Douma by British reporter Robert Fisk – a report, it should be noted, that has been almost entirely blanked by the western media. According to the testimony provided at the OPCW, the victims shown in a video from the site of the alleged attack were actually suffering from the effects of inhaling dust after a bombing raid, not gas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lies and Deception in the Failed US Strike on Syria

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 25, 2018

The problem is inherent for the United States in its need to keep alive a war machine based on inflated military spending that creates enormous pockets of corruption and inefficiency. Just look at the F-35 project and its constant problems. Although Moscow’s spending is less than twelve times that of the United States, it has succeeded in developing systems like hypersonic missiles that are still in the testing phase in the United States, or systems like the S-500, which the US does not possess.

All those missiles on just a few targets and no sign of gas.

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/04/22/lies-and-deception-in-failed-us-strike-syria.html

FEDERICO PIERACCINI

Recapping the information on the strike, the US and its allies used the following assets:

● 2 destroyers (USS Laboon, USS Higgins)

● 1 US cruiser (USS Monterey)

● 1 French frigate (Georges Leygues)

● 5 Rafale jets

● 4 Mirage 2000-5F

● 4 British Tornado fighter-bombers

● Virginia-class submarine USS John Warner

● 2 US B-1B bombers

Their ordnance brought to bear consisted of the following: Read the rest of this entry »

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The Man They Love To Hate – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 22, 2018

Compared to other brutal Mideast leaders, Assad is pretty weak tea. The US/British propaganda effort to paint Assad in blackest colors is having a difficult time.

You have to know how to take the money and do what you are told, or at least make it look that way. That being said, not everyone has the skillset of Pakistan’s Hamid Kharzai.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/04/eric-margolis/the-man-we-love-to-hate/

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Butcher of Damascus. Gasser of children. Baby Killer of Syria. Tool of Moscow. Cruel despot. Monster.

These are all names the western media and politicians routinely heap on Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad. He has now become the top Mideast villain, the man we love to hate.

As a veteran Mideast watcher, I find all this hard to swallow. Compared to other brutal Mideast leaders, Assad is pretty weak tea. The US/British propaganda effort to paint Assad in blackest colors is having a difficult time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Humanitarian Hypocrites of Britain

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 22, 2018

The whizzing rocket foray against Syria by the US and Britain and France was a charade. This mini-blitz in a futile quasi-macho display of military bangity-bang was designed to show the world that Trump Washington was determined to prove its superiority over everyone. But it turned into farce. It was what we in the Australian forces during the Vietnam War used to call a ‘Yippee Shoot’ — a gesture of frustration defined as “an unauthorised, illegal discharge of multiple weapons into the bush.”

I hope the eight missiles fired by the UK didn’t deplete their (likely) US paid for NATO weapons ‘stockpile’. You gotta do what you gotta do to keep your top tier US vassal status.

Much like The psycho dictator of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, became notorious for boiling his detainees alive after torturing them brutally. Well, no it seems he’s gone in the other direction. And just in time, too, for the Obama administration to fully embrace them with aid and weapons.

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/04/18/humanitarian-hypocrites-of-britain.html

Brian CLOUGHLEY

..Theresa May’s reference to “our brave British servicemen and women” was a cynical ploy designed to appeal to the pretentious patriotism that pervades the United Kingdom. In her recourse to flag-waving ultra-nationalism she was enthusiastically joined by most news media which leap on the patriotism bandwagon and imply that anyone who objects to this useless fandango of missile technology must be a non-patriot. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pink Floyd Frontman Leaks Email Exposing How White Helmets Recruit Celebs With Saudi Money | The Daily Bell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 21, 2018

http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/pink-floyd-frontman-leaks-email-exposing-how-white-helmets-recruit-celebs-with-saudi-money/
By John Vibes

…The White Helmets were founded in Turkey by a former British MI5 officer named James Le Mesurier. The group has received at least $55 million from the UK government and an additional $23 million from the U.S. government, both of whom have regime change interests in the region. According to data agency Gov Tribe, the U.S. government has given at least $339.6 million in foreign aid to groups attempting to bring about a “transition” in Syria.

The “transition” that the White Helmets and affiliated groups are hoping to bring in Syria is far from peaceful and well-intentioned. Members of the WH have been filmed and photographed standing and celebrating with Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists after battles, helping to conduct public executions, and they were even caught carrying around headless bodies.

The Syria Campaign has attempted to cover up these atrocities by dismissing video evidence as “Russian propaganda,” a familiar excuse that has been parroted by government representatives in the U.S. and the UK.

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