Syriaously??

MHz
#391
I follow a different guidebook but here is a vid that covers some popular (unbiblical) views.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR2CZO1ZIx8
End Times Warning: 'War of Gog and Magog..Every Prophetic Player Is on Stage'
 
MHz
#392
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13971001000805
The Russian Army is planning to set up a military base near the US-run base in Al-Tanf region in Southeastern Homs near the border with Jordan, field media activists reported on Saturday.The activists in Syria's Desert reported that a number of Russian military vehicles along with military hardware and pre-fabricated rooms have been dispatched to the Syria Desert in Southeastern Syria.
They further said that a number of Syrian soldiers have been accompanying the Russian convoy.
The sources went on to say that the Russian convoy was sent to Zaza strategic region between Syria Desert and the small towns of Eastern Qalamoun along the Damascus-Baghdad international highway almost 50 km away from the US-run Al-Tanf base.
In the meantime, Arabic Sky News pointed to the Russian convoy, and said that the Russian forces are planning to build a military base in the region.
The commander of Maqawir al-Thowrah terrorists announced that his forces will soon leave Al-Tanf for Northern Syria after the US President announced withdrawal of forces from Syria.
A militant commander at Al-Tanf disclosed earlier today that the United States will withdraw troops from its military base in the Southeastern Syrian town of Al-Tanf, near the Jordanian border.
 
MHz
#393
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...nato-diagnosis
Authored by Patrick Armstrong via The Strategic Culture Foundation,
In previous essays I argued that NATO tries to distract our attention from its crimes by accusing Russia of those crimes: this is "projection". NATO manipulates its audience into thinking the unreal is real: this is "gaslighting". NATO sees what it expects to see – Moscow's statements that they will respond to medium range missiles emplaced next door are re-jigged as the "threats" which justify NATO's earlier act: this is "confirmation bias". And, finally, NATO thinks Russia is so weak it's doomed and so strong that it is destroying the tranquillity of NATOLand: this is a sort of geopolitical "schizophrenia". (I must acknowledge Bryan MacDonald's marvellous neologism of Russophrenia - a condition where the sufferer believes Russia is both about to collapse, and take over the world.)

I wrote the series partly to amuse the reader but with a serious purpose as well. And that serious purpose is to illustrate the absurdities that NATO expects us to believe. NATO here being understood as sometimes the headquarters "international staff", sometimes all members in solemn conclave, sometimes some NATO members and associates. "NATO" has become a remarkably flexible concept: Libya was a NATO operation, even though Germany kept out of it. Somalia was not a NATO operation even though Germany was in it. Canada, a founding NATO member, was in Afghanistan but not in Iraq. Some interventions are NATO, others aren't. The NATO alliance today is a box of spare parts from which Washington assembles its "coalitions of the willing". It's Washington's beard.
NATO and its members are inexhaustible sources of wooden language and dishonesty. Take Washington's demand that Iran get out of Syria while US forces stay there. Syria has a recognised government, that government invited Iran in; no one invited the USA and its minions in. A child could see the upside down nature of this: it's a housebreaker demanding the host evict the guests and hand over their bedrooms. This, apparently, is what NATO calls the "rules-based order". Here's the American official insisting it's all legal: "our forces are there under a set of legal and diplomatic documents... "; but he only mentions one and it's an American one. Putin is condemned for saying "Whatever action a State takes bypassing this procedure are illegitimate, run counter to the UN Charter and defy international law". We are expected to solemnly nod our heads rather than contemptuously laugh when unilateralism is meretriciously named "rules-based". These inversions of reality are routinely fed to us by NATO and its mouthpieces.
A very recent revelation of NATO's gaslighting is the Integrity Initiative (such a gaslighting name!) busy trolling away with a couple of million from the British taxpayer. Its remit, apparently, includes infiltrating political movements of an ally and it "defends democracy against disinformation" by smearing its own political actors with disinformation. Does Russia do this? Well there's RT and Sputnik and "Russians" did spend nearly $5000 on Google and $7000 on Facebook fixing the US election. And almost one dollar on Brexit ads. And one should never forget the insidious effect of Masha and the Bear. But don't dare laugh at these preposterous assertions: the BBC earnestly assures us that humour is Putin's newest weapon. Against this mighty effort, there can be no vigilance too strong! The only way to protect our values is to trash them: defend freedom of thought by secretly planting fake stories, defend democracy by smearing the opposition as Russian stooges. Pure gaslighting, defended by projection and confirmation bias: "This kind of work attracts the extremely hostile and aggressive attention of disinformation actors, like the Kremlin and its various proxies".
NATO hyperventilates about "Russia’s military activities, particularly along NATO’s borders". Only in NATO's counterfeit universe could this be imagined; in the real world Russia's military is inside its own borders. Once again, the proper response is a contemptuous sneer rather than solemn head nodding.
NATO collectively and severally manifests a detachment from reality. Its website is full of pious assertions about being a defensive alliance that brings stability wherever it goes, replete with valuable values. And it always tells the truth. The reality? No rational person would regard Moscow's concern about a military alliance creeping ever closer as "aggressive". There is less stability in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan than before NATO entered them. Fooling around in Yugoslavia, Georgia and Ukraine have sparked actual shooting wars. NATO's activities in Syria (illegal by any standards of international law, be it remembered) has not brought stability. More civilians killed, Raqqa obliterated, hospitals methodically destroyed. All "tragic accidents" of course; but don't look here! look at Russia! Only in its imagination is NATO a bringer of stability. As to its values, they're mutable - it's good to break up Yugoslavia, invade Iraq and Afghanistan and destroy Libya but Crimeans taking the opportunity to return to Russia is a heinous crime. NATO's so-called values are whatever NATO does. And as to NATO's promises: well it did expand, didn't it? (Here's NATO's official weasel-wording: "Personal assurances from individual leaders cannot replace Alliance consensus and do not constitute formal NATO agreement". And suddenly its narrative jumps to President Clinton. Wrong POTUS, actually; NATO's caught gaslighting again.) Its intervention in Libya was very far from what the UN resolution approved: it was an armed intervention against the government on false pretences.
Here's what NATO's so-called "stability projection" has actually produced : riots in France, partly connected with the influx of "migrants" coming from the Libya that NATO destroyed. But, we supposed to believe it has nothing to do with NATO, it's Putin! Only an idiot could believe that.
NATO had a purpose when it was formed, or at least it thought it did. It is true that, at war's end where the Soviet Army stood "elections" were held and socialist or communist parties came to power and stayed in power. (Austria being an exception). There were at least two ways that one could understand this extension of Soviet power. One was that they were the actions of an expansionist hostile power that fully intended to go all the way to Cape Finisterre if it could and, if not prevented, would. In such an case the Western Allies would be fully justified in forming an defensive alliance to deter Soviet expansion. Another possible interpretation was that, after such a hard victory in so fearfully destructive a war, Moscow was determined that never again would its neighbours be used as an assembly area and start line for the forces of another Hitler. Such an interpretation would call for quite another approach from the Western Allies. We all know which of the two interpretations was followed by. I have speculated elsewhere that Reinhard Gehlen may have had a strong influence on that decision. But, for whatever reason, the NATO alliance was founded on that first assumption and it shaped the world in one direction rather than another.
Since the USSR broke up, taking with it NATO's original raison d'tre, NATO members, sometimes under the NATO flag and sometimes not, have helped break up Yugoslavia and Serbia, invaded Afghanistan, Iraq (twice), Syria, destroyed Libya, incited a war in Georgia, carried out a coup d'etat in Ukraine and participate in the civil war there. That's not stability. And, where NATO has set foot, it stays. KFOR is still bringing "peace and stability" in Year 19 and Kosovo is home to a huge US base. Afghanistan is in Year 15. Iraq is in Year 14. Syria is Year 4 and set to run forever. Ironically Latvians, Estoniansand Lithuanians are back in Afghanistan; different flag, same place. That's not stability either.
And still the wooden language rolls out. But turn off your brain when you read it.
POLITICAL - NATO promotes democratic values and enables members to consult and cooperate on defence and security-related issues to solve problems, build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict.
MILITARY - NATO is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes. If diplomatic efforts fail, it has the military power to undertake crisis-management operations. These are carried out under the collective defence clause of NATO's founding treaty - Article 5 of the Washington Treaty or under a United Nations mandate, alone or in cooperation with other countries and international organisations.
Has post-USSR NATO ever peacefully resolved a dispute? Anywhere? Any time? It's always military power. What did Article 5 (an attack on one is an attack on all) have to do with NATO's war on Libya? Did it attack one of them? How about Serbia? One can argue that someone in Afghanistan attacked the USA but who did in Iraq? As to "democratic values", well, it will be amusing to watch NATO's reactions to Ukraine President Poroshenko trying to avoid the election. And nobody likes to mention the pack of organ harvesters and drug runners NATO gave a whole country to.
If NATO were a human individual on the couch, a case could be made that it is living in a fantasy world in which everything is reversed.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;
that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Delenda NATO est!
 
MHz
#394
https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/...ing-to-behold/
The reaction to the news that US troops are coming home from Syria and Afghanistan has been stunning to behold.

https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/12/ru...al-from-syria/
MOSCOW, Russia The presence of United States forces in Syria does not contribute to a political and diplomatic solution to the crisis in the Arab country, spokesman for the Russian presidency Dmitry Peskov said.
The presence of the US forces on the Syrian soil does not help reach the political and diplomatic settlement. Of course, the involvement of Washington in the relevant talks under the UN bumbershoot, the harmonious work of the US officials with [UN Envoy for Syria Staffan] de Mistura in the interests of this settlement would contribute to reaching this final goal, Peskov told Russias Channel One.
According to Peskov, the main efforts around Syria at the moment are focused on forming the commission that will rewrite the countrys constitution, which for the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, can be completed early next year.
US President Donald Trumps claims that Moscow, Damascus and Tehran would be unhappy with the withdrawal of US forces from Syria, as they would have to fight without such support, however the Russian presidency spokesman recalled that the The United States has operated illegally in Syria and several areas under US control have been hit by humanitarian disasters and terrorist weapons.
The spokesman also recalled that the US forces were always withdrawing from some places, like Afghanistan and Iraq where the US troops remain stationed for years.
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Russia is not prone to overestimating the role of the United States in defeating Daesh [ISIS] in Syria, Peskov also said.
According to the spokesman, the United States chaotic and unpredictable decision-making is causing discomfort and concern in international affairs.
Stability and predictability is what Russia is looking for in all directions of its foreign policy. Stability and predictability are what all countries welcome. And when stability gives way to unpredictability, surprise and such, I would say, chaos in certain decisions, it causes both discomfort and concern in international affairs. This applies not only to Russia, this applies to all countries, he said.
Peskov elaborated that Moscow still had no clear understanding of Washingtons further steps in Syria and wanted more information about the planned withdrawal of US troops, announced by President Donald Trump earlier this week.
The opinion is as follows, first, we need to understand how, when, where the Americans go, this is not yet clear. Second, we need to understand what the next phase is, nobody knows this either. Third, Russia, in fact, is the country that legitimately, under international law and at the request of Syria, assisted Syrians in freeing their country from international terrorism.
 
MHz
#395
https://www.rt.com/uk/446898-john-pilger-rt-interview/
Investigative journalist John Pilger has called out the grotesque absurdity of those in the Western media who hype the so-called threats from Russia and China to Cold War levels, in an interview with RTs Going Underground.
Pilger told RTs Afshin Rattansi that he finds it difficult to believe how some journalists should go along, should allow themselves to be indulged by the British government at a time when there is a litany of lies about Russia, about China about so many issues that endanger us.
I've never known such a grotesque absurdity as the elevation of Russia and China and the perceived enemies to the kind of Cold War status they had when I was a child, he said.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#396
It,s a pleasure and a privilage to witness Imperial decline.
 
MHz
#397
Day1, should I check at day1260?
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#398
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Day1, should I check at day1260?


Sure, I might still be sucking air. I live in a sparcely populated depressed region which offers fuk all in the way of looting. The prevailing winds are off the Atlantic so the fallout might be minimal.
 
MHz
#399
Every map I see has me under a red sky and your part of the country under a blue sky. Sky looks the same, might be a bit warmer than usual, how about you, is the sy a different blue? . . . . cough. Maybe I should just turn the sound back up and quit trying to 'channel the tv'.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#400
I,m a bit colour blind so subtle changes in hues don,t register much with me.
 
MHz
#401
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

I,m a bit colour blind so subtle changes in hues don,t register much with me.

Pretty much explains it all. BTW weed is legal now, it doesn't have to be 'gifted'

 
MHz
#402
https://www.rt.com/usa/447400-blackw...vate-military/
Blackwater, the controversial US private security firm, has flagged its intent to resume business, taking out a full-page commercial in the latest edition of Recoil magazine with a chilling message declaring We are coming.
The resurrection within the military contractors market of notorious Blackwater, which, after numerous scandals and several rebrandings, is now known as Academi, has analysts looking deeper into US intent to withdraw from the wars in the Middle East. The advertisement in Recoil, made public after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced his resignation, prompted concerns that president Donald Trump might be seeking to privatize ongoing American engagements in Afghanistan and Syria, following the declared troops' withdrawal from the region.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#403
Good the rules of engagement would be greatly relaxed
 
MHz
#404
Plus they don't have to publish the number of the dead.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ed-troops.html
Now Russia warns Turkey to stay OUT of Syria and let Assad take back areas vacated by Trump's withdrawal of US troops as Erdogan's forces prepare attack

  • Pictures show Turkish armoured vehicles being sent to the border with Syria
  • Turkey 'determined' to clear US-allied Kurdish fighters from Manbij in Syria
  • US president Donald Trump announced a pullout of troops from Syria last week
  • Russia says it expects Syrian forces to take back areas vacated by US troops
Russia has told Turkey to let the Syrian government take back areas vacated by US troops with Ankara preparing to clear Kurdish fighters from a town in the war-torn country.
The Kremlin's Foreign Ministry said it expects the territory to be handed to Assad's forces after US president Donald Trump announced a pullout from the country last week - a move that surprised allies and sparked the resignation of two of his top aides.
Turkey has said it is working with Washington to coordinate the withdrawal of US forces but remains 'determined' to clear US-allied Kurdish fighters from Manbij in northern Syria. Pictures have emerged today showing Turkish armoured military vehicles and troop carriers being dispatched to the border with Syria.
However, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's troops and Russian forces have also started deploying to the front lines around the town
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#405
Why do you keep coming back to this thread? The President of the United States sez the war is over and he's personally declared victory.
 
MHz
#406
I read the same thing. I assume the servicemen whose pic was published will also be returning to the US now their ID has been blown.

As you have pointed out the war is over so there is nothing to see here, why are you here? Do not push the button, this is your final warning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qgB_P7syCs
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#407
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

I read the same thing. I assume the servicemen whose pic was published will also be returning to the US now their ID has been blown.
As you have pointed out the war is over so there is nothing to see here, why are you here? Do not push the button, this is your final warning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qgB_P7syCs

Ghoulish curiousity, I guess.
 
MHz
#408
You guess, you don't know?? Let me correct your spelling errors.

Joh:12:42-43:
Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him;
but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him,
lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#409
And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a denarius, and three measures of barley for a denarius; and [see] thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
 
Haanhazoom
#410
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f94xO...;index=3" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f94xO...t;/a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://sputniknews.com/europe/201601...els.html" target="_blank">Facts Matter: Cameron’s Claim on Moderate Syrian Rebels Comes Up Short</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/1...in-syria" target="_blank">World Powers to Push for Lifting Sieges in Syria — Naharnet</a>

<br /> <br /> Cách giảm cân: chocolate slim - c* phê giảm cân - tr* giảm cân - giảm cân nhanh nhất thực đơn giảm cân 7 ng*y nhanh m* bạn cần biết...
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#411
Furious Iraqi lawmakers demand US troop withdrawal
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
+1
#412
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Furious Iraqi lawmakers demand US troop withdrawal

"Yanqui go home!"

You can hardly blame them. The USA utterly destroyed the fabric, population, bricks and mortar of their country so that they could wreck revenge on random dark skinned Arabic speakers for 9/11 ... oh, and to rustle up some $$$$$$$ for Haliburton and Co.
 
MHz
#413
Quote: Originally Posted by Haanhazoom View Post

<br /> <br /> Cách giảm cân: chocolate slim - c* phê giảm cân - tr* giảm cân - giảm cân nhanh nhất thực đơn giảm cân 7 ng*y nhanh m* bạn cần biết...

Thanks but I'm trying to cut back, feel free to have mine.
 
MHz
#414
https://govtslaves.info/2018/12/27/u...for-centuries/
An American political commentator and journalist has warned that the United States has no plans to end the war in Afghanistan and might continue it for centuries.
Stephen Lendman, a Chicago-based author and radio host, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV while commenting on the Talibans warning to the United States.
The militant group on Thursday warned the United States it would face the same fate as the Soviet Union in the 1980s if it did not leave Afghanistan.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that US forces face humiliation and could learn a great deal from the experience of their Cold War foe.
Take heed from the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan and abandon thoughts of testing the mettle of the already proven Afghans, said the statement issued on the 39th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of the country.
The Soviets pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989, ending a decade-long occupation and precipitating a bloody civil war and the emergence of the Taliban and other militant groups.
The United States under Republican George W. Bushs presidency and its allies invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 as part of Washingtons so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban regime from power, but after more than one and a half decades, the foreign troops are still deployed to the country.
After becoming the president in 2008, President Barack Obama, a Democrat, vowed to end the Afghan war one of the longest conflicts in US history but he failed to keep his promise.
President Donald Trump, who has spoken against the Afghan war, has dubbed the 2001 invasion and following occupation of Afghanistan as Obamas war.
But Trump has also announced to deploy thousands of more troops to the war-torn country, signaling a policy shift.
America went to war on false pretenses against Afghanistan in October 2001, around four weeks after 9/11 that I called the mother of all state-sponsored false-flags, which it absolutely was, staged by the CIA probably along with Israels Mossad, Lendman said.
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#415
Quote: Originally Posted by Haanhazoom View Post

<br /> <br /> Cách giảm cân: chocolate slim - c* phê giảm cân - tr* giảm cân - giảm cân nhanh nhất thực đơn giảm cân 7 ng*y nhanh m* bạn cần biết...

That's Arabic for http://youtu.be/KStsPPgeka4
 
MHz
#416
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/2...reinstatement/
Syrian membership in a major regional organisation was suspended in 2011 amid an emerging internal conflict. Following a brief presence by the Syrian National Coalition's representative in the league, the Arab Republic's place was kept vacant.

Riyadh has informed other Arab states that sees no obstacles to reinstating Syria's membership in the Arab League, Al Mayadeen reported citing an anonymous diplomatic source within Saudi Arabia.


https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...ccupying-syria
Who Was Secretly Behind America's Invading And Occupying Syria?

Of course, that was even before Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.
On 11 December 2018, Meyssan headlined "Whom does Emmanuel Macron owe?” and he wrote that, “he owes his electoral campaign mostly to Henry Kravis, the boss of one of the world’s largest financial companies, and to NATO – a considerable debt which weighs heavily today on the solution to the Yellow Vests crisis.”
Macron had first met “Henry and Marie-Jose Kravis, in their residence on Park Avenue in New York. (This meeting probably took place in 2007. Thereafter, Emmanuel Macron systematically visited the Kravis couple whenever he was in the USA, and Henry Kravis welcomed him in his offices on Avenue Montaigne when he visited Paris.) The Kravis couple, unfailing supporters of the US Republican Party, are among the great world fortunes who play politics out of sight of the Press.”
Furthermore:
In December 2014, Henry Kravis created his own Intelligence agency, the KKR Global Institute. He nominated at its head the ex-Director of the CIA, General David Petraeus. With the Kravis couple’s private funds (the KKR investment funds), and without referring to Congress, Petraeus pursued operation Timber Sycamore which had been initiated by President Barack Obama. This was the largest weapons traffic in History, implicating at least 17 states and representing many thousands of tons of weapons worth several billion dollars [7]. As such, Kravis and Petraeus became the main suppliers for Daesh [8].
On 6 June 2017, Meyssan headlined “Confrontation at Bilderberg 2017” and wrote:
There exist no photographs of the meeting of the Bilderberg Group, whose work is confidential. Security for the meeting is not handled by the FBI, nor the Virginia police force, but by a private militia organised by NATO.
The Bilderberg Group was created in 1954 by the CIA and MI6 in order to support the Atlantic Alliance. …
The 2017 meeting is also described there: Among the Board of Directors, mostly international corporate luminaries, was “Marie-Jose Drouin-Kravis: Economic columnist in print and broadcast media in Canada. Researcher at the very militaristic Hudson Institute. She is the third wife of Henry Kravis.”
Both Petraeus and his two KKR sponsors are regular attendees at the Bilderberg meetings. What financial stake — if any — in assisting the Sauds to take over Syria, KKR has, is not known. But if there is such, then the US Government’s recent decision to quit its military occupation of Syria will presumably be, to that extent, unfavorable for KKR, and unpopular amongst the 150 companies in which it holds stock.
The great investigative journalists Dilyana Geytandzhieva, Andrey Fomin, Manlio Dinucci, Thierry Meysan, and the South Front site, have, in several articles, documented that the Governments of US, UAE, Qatar, and mainly Saudi Arabia, are financing and overseeing a multibillion-dollar privately operated weapons-smuggling operation to Sunni jihadist groups such as Al Qaeda in Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Asia. Meyssan writes:
In less than three years, Silk Way Airlines transported at least one billion dollars’ worth of armament.
One thing leading to another, journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva uncovered a vast system which also supplied the jihadists not only in Iraq and Syria, but also in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Congo – also paid for by the Saudis and the Emiratis. Some of the arms delivered in Arabia were redirected to South Africa.
The arms transported to Afghanistan were delivered to the Talibans, under the control of the US, which is pretending to fight them. …
Although, according to the international treaties, neither civil nor diplomatic flights are authorised to carry military material, requests for recognition as diplomatic flights require the explicit detailing of the cargo transported. However, at the request of the US State Department, at least Afghanistan, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Bulgaria, Congo, the United Arab Emirates, Hungary, Isral, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Turkey and United Kingdom closed their eyes to this violation of international law, just as they had ignored the CIA flights to and from their secret prisons. …
According to Sibel Edmonds – ex-FBI agent and founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition – Azerbadjan, under President Heydar Aliyev, from 1997 to 2001 hosted in Bakou the number 2 of Al-Qada, Ayman el-Zawahiri. This was done at the request of the CIA. Although officially wanted by the FBI, the man who was then the number 2 of the international jihadist network travelled regularly in NATO planes to Afghanistan, Albania, Egypt and Turkey. He also received frequent visits from Prince Bandar ben Sultan of Saudi Arabia.
International relations are controlled by international corporations, but the identities of the persons who control those are often hidden; so, it’s not easy to say whom has been enriched by the invasion and occupation of Syria. And, probably, there won’t be funding for investigative journalists to do the costly research to find out whom those persons actually are. But they controlled both Obama and Trump, both of whom carried out their policy on Syria.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/...iban-Shamkhani


Pentagon admits Iran’s key role in restoring calm to Afghanistan

The Pentagon has acknowledged Iran’s key role in restoring peace and stability to war-torn Afghanistan, backtracking on Washington’s earlier claims that Tehran supports the local Taliban militant group.
“Iran seeks a stable Afghan government that is responsive to Iranian goals, the elimination of ISIS-K, the removal of the US/NATO presence, and the protection of Iranian concerns, such as water rights and border security,” the US Department of Defense said in a report sent to Congress this week.
The Pentagon also admitted Iran’s influence in Afghanistan, saying that Tehran pursues “a multitrack strategy” of engaging with the Afghan government and seeks to boost bilateral economic ties with Kabul.
“Iranian involvement is most prominent in western, central, and northern Afghanistan, where local Afghans share common history, culture, religion, and language with Iran,” according to the report.
The report comes as Iran has announced it is engaged in negotiations with the Afghan Taliban to help settle the existing security challenges facing the neighboring country.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#417
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

"Yanqui go home!"
You can hardly blame them. The USA utterly destroyed the fabric, population, bricks and mortar of their country so that they could wreck revenge on random dark skinned Arabic speakers for 9/11 ... oh, and to rustle up some $$$$$$$ for Haliburton and Co.

And they withdrew in 2011 only to be asked to help with something in 2014 I can't seem to remember what it was again. They couldn't defend themselves from a couple thousand terrorists, this time when they withdraw I hope they never go back let Russia defend them.


By the way is Canadian trainers still in country?
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
+1
#418
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

And they withdrew in 2011 only to be asked to help with something in 2014 I can't seem to remember what it was again. They couldn't defend themselves from a couple thousand terrorists, this time when they withdraw I hope they never go back let Russia defend them.
By the way is Canadian trainers still in country?

I expect that the Canadian trainers are still within the geographic confines of Iraq. They are not, however, working with the Iraqis but are helping the Kurd Peshmerga who greatly wish to be independent of Iraq. With the sudden withdrawal of American support for the Kurds in Syria, the Canadian exit is likely not far off. It seems a damned shame to throw the Kurds under the bus, yet one more time as they are top-notch fighters and steadfast allies. The Turks want them crushed, forever (like the Armenians) and they are calling the shots and telling Trump to leave, more than likely .
 
MHz
#419
You forgot to say this was the 'keyword' on your assessment.

' more than likely'


https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201812291071090930-kremlin-control-manbij/

On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brushed off the report on Manbij passing under the Syrian government's control as a "psychological operation", saying that "there is nothing definite yet".

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Saturday the information that the Syrian government's forces had taken control of the city of Manbij was true.


http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/2...-from-damascus
Turkey on Friday said a Syrian Kurdish militia "does not have the right" to appeal to Damascus for help to counter a threatened Turkish offensive in the north.
The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia "controlling the area with arms does not have the right or power to make a statement or invite other elements on behalf of the local population," the defense ministry said.
"We warn all sides to stay away from provocative actions and making statements that will bring further instability to the region," the ministry said in a statement.
Syrian regime forces on Friday entered the strategic northern city of Manbij, held by the YPG since recapturing the area from the Islamic State jihadist group in 2016.
The militia had said it invited regime troops "to assert control over the areas our forces have withdrawn from, particularly in Manbij, and to protect these areas against a Turkish invasion."
But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul that there was "nothing certain there" in Manbij after he had discussions with intelligence officials.
He dismissed the regime's actions as an attempt to use "psychological" warfare.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHeWcSbvSYg
Syrian War Report Dec. 28, 2018: YPG Invites Syrian Army To Manbij



There goes MOSSAD's pipeline to terror inside Iran.





Last edited by MHz; Dec 29th, 2018 at 07:01 PM..
 
MHz
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https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/2...olitical-life/
As a rising number of critics accuse Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of moving political goalposts to avoid ongoing corruption charges, observers in Tel Aviv note that ‘Bibi’ and his Likud party are on track to win the April elections by a slim margin.
In seeking to fend off wide-ranging corruption charges against himself and his family, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in November sought the distraction of declaring that the nation was engulfed in a "sensitive security period," as a means of holding off parliamentary elections until late in 2019, according to reports. A sudden turnaround by the prime minister, announced December 24, that elections would be quickly moved up to April 9, was ostensibly justified by the tiny majority of Netanyahu and his coalition government, as reported by the Economist.
But the corruption charges against the Tel Aviv leader and his wife are not going away, as evidenced by new moves including a December recommendation from the office of the state prosecutor to have Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit indict Netanyahu for two bribery corruption cases and a third for breach of trust.
As the fight for the political survival of the popular Israeli leader intensifies, Mandelblit announced that he would make a decision on the prosecutor's recommendation early in 2019 but, with Netanyahu's sudden announcement of April elections, that decision may be postponed until votes are counted, according to Economist.com.