Syriaously??

Twin_Moose
Conservative
#421
If you and all your alters return to the ME would it make a difference with the fight with Israel? Maybe you should try
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#422
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

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 .

US isn't pulling out of Iraq yet so it is hard to say, Peshmerga sure respect the Canadian military going as far as refusing US trainers assistance.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
+1
#423
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

US isn't pulling out of Iraq yet so it is hard to say, Peshmerga sure respect the Canadian military going as far as refusing US trainers assistance.

Their gifts always arrive with a whole lot of strings attached.
 
MHz
#424
https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-de...-assad/5601114
The fingerprints of U.S. imperialism can be found all over the manufactured insurrection in Syria, in keeping with the ultimate goal of destabilization and eventual “regime change” through fomenting a sectarian civil war. Former NATO commander Wesley Clark has gone on record as stating that Syria was on a list of targeted nations to be toppled by the U.S. as early as 2001. In 2002, former Secretary of State John Bolton gave a speech titled “Beyond the Axis of Evil” that listed Syria as a handful of nations that could expect to be targeted.
Fast forward to 2011, when an uprising was manufactured in the Syrian city of Dara’a, and Syrians desperate for economic change joined the calls for “freedom.” Mainstream media outlets have largely described the uprisings as being part of a “protest movement” made up of demonstrators who demand the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
But in reality, the main organizers and leaders of this so-called protest movement have been revealed to be U.S.-backed insurgents and foreign militants who have been armed, trained and funded by U.S. and NATO proxies for the purpose of destabilizing Syria though sectarianism.
CIA-backed Muslim Brotherhood assets were already in place to snipe at both police and protesters the day the first demonstrations broke out. Since then, the CIA has funneled hundreds of billions of dollars, as well as staggering amounts of arms, to jihadist recruits, many of whom have poured into Syria from surrounding countries.
The narrative most commonly put forth in mainstream media portrays the Syrian conflict as a popular uprising. However, a closer examination of the events that occurred in Dara’a in March 2011 – commonly described as the beginning of the conflict – reveals substantial and compelling evidence that not only contradicts the mainstream media’s portrayal but also strongly suggests the involvement, both financially and militarily, of outside influences and actuators.
 
MHz
#425
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaV...QayFkP0E7zwXCg
Military and Political Trends Of 2018 That Will Shape 2019
 
spaminator
#426
B.C. ’adventure’ traveller detained in Syria, missing for more than one month
Canadian Press
Published:
January 4, 2019
Updated:
January 4, 2019 8:18 PM EST
A picture taken on December 30, 2018, shows a Syrian national flag flying over a building as regime forces gather in the southern countryside of the northern Kurdish-controlled city of Manbij. Getty
VANCOUVER — A British Columbia man who went to Syria seeking adventure has been detained in the war-ravaged country, and Canada’s foreign ministry says there is little it can do to help him.
The mother of the man from Nanaimo, B.C., said he has not been in touch for more than a month and is pleading for help getting him home.
Andrea Leclair told The Canadian Press that her 44-year-old son Kristian Lee Baxter messaged her daily because she was worried after he arrived in Syria on Nov. 26, but he went silent after his last message on Dec. 1.
Asked about Baxter, Global Affairs Canada confirmed it is aware of a Canadian who has been detained in Syria.
But the department offered no other details and would not confirm his identity, citing the Privacy Act.
The government has been warning Canadians to avoid travelling to Syria since 2011 after the outbreak of a civil war that has attracted foreign powers and spawned a multitude of militias, including a new Islamist terror group, while leaving an estimated 500,000 people dead.
Canada severed diplomatic relations with Syria in 2012, expelling its diplomats and shuttering its embassy.
“Consular services are being provided to the family and to the individual, to the limited extent possible. Given the security situation on the ground, the Government of Canada’s ability to provide consular assistance in any part of Syria is extremely limited,” said Global Affairs spokesman Stefano Maron.
The Global Affairs travel advisory warns all Canadians to avoid travelling to the country because of the ongoing war.
“Syria is not safe for personal travel,” says the department’s online advisory. “Attempting any form of travel in this very hazardous security environment would place you at grave risk. Criminals, terrorists and armed groups target foreigners for terrorist attacks, assassination and kidnapping for ransom or political gain.”
The advisory says the country is plagued by fighting that involves small arms, tanks, artillery, aircraft fire and chemical weapons.
Leclair described her son as a “world traveller and adventurer” and said he visited a village near the border of Lebanon at the invitation of his girlfriend’s brother-in-law, who now lives in Pennsylvania but regularly visits the village.
“I just want him home,” Leclair said.
One of Baxter’s flights was delayed on his way to Beirut so his luggage arrived after him, she said.
The brother-in-law arranged for a driver to pick him up from the airport in Beirut and drive him to the village, and Baxter said the driver assured him that he would collect his luggage for him, Leclair said.
“The driver said, ‘Don’t worry, I’m going to pick up your suitcase, don’t worry, you just stay and visit.’ So he did. And the driver never came back,” Leclair said.
Baxter went back to the border and was told the driver had been detained because a metal detector, which is a prohibited item, was in his suitcase, she said.
Baxter is a “history buff” and uses his metal detector as a hobby, but didn’t realize it was not permitted across the border, Leclair said.
“He loves to find things, he’ll find silly things like bottle tops but they might be old bottle tops, that kind of thing. He never finds anything of any value,” she said. “Kristian is a world traveller, he’s been all over the place, he’s an adventurer.”
Baxter told the border officials that the suitcase belonged to him, but they did not detain him or release the driver, she said. After four or five days, the driver’s family was getting worried, so Baxter returned once again on Dec. 2 to claim responsibility, she said, even though his girlfriend’s brother-in-law was urging him to leave the country at this point because the situation was worrying him.
He has not been heard from since, she said.
During their final video chat, Baxter said he introduced her to the cousin of the brother-in-law and several other people in the room.
“He introduced me to all these people, he says, ‘They’re such nice people, everywhere I go they’re feeding me and giving me tea and coffee.’ He was just having a really nice time,” she said.
Leclair said she has been frustrated by the lack of information she has been able to get about Baxter. Global Affairs Canada initially told her it could do nothing because there is no functioning Canadian embassy in Syria, then said it might be able to work through the Romanian embassy, she said.
Baxter was supposed to be home Dec. 13 and his travel visa to Syria expired on Dec. 12 or 13, she said.
“It’s so complicated because we just don’t know anything,” Leclair said.
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...than-one-month
 
MHz
#427
https://www.fort-russ.com/2019/01/ma...re-threatened/
Russia has condemned British plans to open military bases in Southeast Asia and the Caribbean on Friday, saying it stands ready to take retaliatory action if its own or its allies’ interests are threatened.British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper last month that London is working on plans to build two new foreign bases “in the next two years” after the country leaves the European Union.
Williamson did not specify where the bases could be built, but the newspaper reported that options included Singapore or Brunei, near the South China Sea, and Montserrat or Guyana, in the Caribbean.
Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry, described Williamson’s comments as disconcerting on Friday and warned that such plans could destabilize world affairs.
“It is clear that Britain, like any other country, is independent when it comes to its military construction plans. But against the backdrop of growing military and political tensions in the world … statements about the desire to increase its military presence in third countries are counterproductive, destabilizing and possibly provocative in nature,” she said.
“In the case of any measures that pose a threat to the security of Russia or its allies, our country reserves the right to take appropriate retaliatory measures ,” he added.
Russia has military bases in several countries of the former Soviet Union and operates military installations in Syria and Vietnam.
According to the British official, the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU will allow the country to occupy again key positions in the international arena.
At the same time, the politician noted that the United Kingdom will abandon the strategy “East of Suez”, adopted in 1968, because the country had to withdraw its contingent of military bases in Malaysia, Singapore, Persian Gulf and Maldives.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#428
Sharif don' like it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-46854668
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#429
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

https://www.fort-russ.com/2019/01/ma...re-threatened/
Russia has condemned British plans to open military bases in Southeast Asia and the Caribbean on Friday, saying it stands ready to take retaliatory action if its own or its allies’ interests are threatened.British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper last month that London is working on plans to build two new foreign bases “in the next two years” after the country leaves the European Union.
Williamson did not specify where the bases could be built, but the newspaper reported that options included Singapore or Brunei, near the South China Sea, and Montserrat or Guyana, in the Caribbean.
Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry, described Williamson’s comments as disconcerting on Friday and warned that such plans could destabilize world affairs.
“It is clear that Britain, like any other country, is independent when it comes to its military construction plans. But against the backdrop of growing military and political tensions in the world … statements about the desire to increase its military presence in third countries are counterproductive, destabilizing and possibly provocative in nature,” she said.
“In the case of any measures that pose a threat to the security of Russia or its allies, our country reserves the right to take appropriate retaliatory measures ,” he added.
Russia has military bases in several countries of the former Soviet Union and operates military installations in Syria and Vietnam.
According to the British official, the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU will allow the country to occupy again key positions in the international arena.
At the same time, the politician noted that the United Kingdom will abandon the strategy “East of Suez”, adopted in 1968, because the country had to withdraw its contingent of military bases in Malaysia, Singapore, Persian Gulf and Maldives.

So according to Russ.com the soviets appose a hypothetical base that maybe looked at after Brexit alrighty then better start worrying Lol
 
MHz
#430
I assume the island the Dutch (16th century Dutch) still claim would be what is leased, you lmow the ones where the 'not so secret Russian base is'. How long to DC at Mach-30?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azs4niUt8Pw
Nuclear capable Russian bombers land in Venezuela

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/amer...e-bombers-land

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova attacked what she called US “hysteria” over the planes.
“Just two planes and the State Department gets hysterics. Colleagues: you shouldn’t stress out so much,” she wrote on Facebook.
The Russian foreign ministry in a later statement said that “such clear neglect of the norms of diplomatic etiquette cannot be considered a run-of-the-mill incident.”
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#431
Old news we already discussed this in the Venezuela thread
 
MHz
#432
That is why the UK put out their propaganda. See what happens when you want to be an empire but you are just stable hands.
 
MHz
#433
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Old news we already discussed this in the Venezuela thread

WTFuk did your post have to do with Syria??
Notice how somebody that is not a troll moves around an infected forum. That SOB is on topic and using logic. The Collective hates that when it it happened.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05hSdDJN7fY Published on Jan 12, 2019
Syria shoots downs 'most of Israeli missiles' fired towards Damascus: State media
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#434
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

I assume the island the Dutch (16th century Dutch) still claim would be what is leased, you lmow the ones where the 'not so secret Russian base is'. How long to DC at Mach-30?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azs4niUt8Pw
Nuclear capable Russian bombers land in Venezuela
https://www.scmp.com/news/world/amer...e-bombers-land

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova attacked what she called US “hysteria” over the planes.
“Just two planes and the State Department gets hysterics. Colleagues: you shouldn’t stress out so much,” she wrote on Facebook.
The Russian foreign ministry in a later statement said that “such clear neglect of the norms of diplomatic etiquette cannot be considered a run-of-the-mill incident.”

Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

WTFuk did your post have to do with Syria??
Notice how somebody that is not a troll moves around an infected forum. That SOB is on topic and using logic. The Collective hates that when it it happened.

Bahahaha Yelling at the mirror not knowing what you posted where hahahha
 
MHz
#435
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/...ile-INF-treaty
Russia has rejected a US demand for Moscow to destroy a new cruise missile system, a weapon Washington alleges is in violation of the landmark Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Monday it was unacceptable for Washington to demand Moscow destroy its SSC-8/9M729 cruise missile, denying the missile system is in breach of INF.
INF was a Cold-War era treaty signed in 1987 that eliminated all nuclear and conventional missiles with ranges of 1,000–5,500 km (620–3,420 mi).
Ryabkov also said Russia has proposed putting on a demonstration of the missile for the United States, the Interfax news agency quoted him as saying.
"We are ready to show unprecedented transparency on the 9M729 missile, which alarms the Americans so much. We offered them a presentation and a briefing on the missile, which absolutely does not follow from the content of the treaty itself,” he said.
“But at the same time, we insist that the Americans take practical steps to alleviate our concerns on the Aegis Ashore systems, deployed in Romania, whose deployment is also scheduled in Poland soon."
The statement comes after earlier in the day US disarmament ambassador Robert Wood called on Russia to "verifiably destroy” the missiles in order to save the INF treaty and accused Moscow of destabilizing global security.
Wood said the system was capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads and represented a "potent and direct threat to Europe and Asia" as it had a range of 500 to 1,500 kilometers (310-620 miles).
"Unfortunately, the United States increasingly finds that Russia cannot be trusted to comply with its arms control obligations and that its coercive and malign actions around the globe have increased tensions," Wood told the UN-sponsored Conference on Disarmament.
 
MHz
#436
http://thejewishvoice.com/2019/01/20...ng-to-reports/
Leaked: Netanyahu to be Indicted in Bezeq-Walla Affair, According to Reports


Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has decided to file bribery charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Case 4000, the Bezeq-Walla Affair, says a senior legal official, according to Israel’s Ulpan Shlishi news program on Friday night.
According to the report, senior officials involved in advanced discussions say the decision has already been made to charge Netanyahu. Mandelblit has accepted the recommendation of the State Attorney’s Office, specifically that of the Tel-Aviv Financial and Tax District Office, to indict Netanyahu in Case 4000.
The Bezek-Walla Affair is a case in which Netanyahu allegedly received positive news coverage from website Walla!, which is owned by telecommunications giant Bezek in exchange for preferential regulatory treatment granted to the telecom giant.
Channel 12’s Mako news site reported that the prime minister’s attorneys responded to the news, saying: “On the eve of a meeting between us and the attorney general, there is no room for leaks aimed at sabotaging the meeting and damaging our right to be fairly heard.”
On Thursday, Mandelblit had invited Netanyahu’s attorneys on the matter of delaying a decision on whether to charge the prime minister until after the elections, according to the Mako website. The site reported that the letter sent from the attorney general’s office said that even elections were no reason to delay cases against public officials or candidates.
On December 3, the Israeli police recommended that Netanyahu be charged with bribery and fraud in Case 4000, together with his wife Sarah, and the controlling shareholder of Bezek at the time, Shaul Elovitch, along with others.
 
MHz
#437
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-...res-back-major
Israel Announces Sustained Strikes On Damascus; Syria Fires Back In Major Escalation

It's the first time that Israel has ever announced strikes against Iran inside Syria and in real time. Moments after a massive wave of rockets were fired on Damascus, activating Syrian anti-air defenses Sunday night, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced: "We have started striking Iranian Quds targets in Syrian territory. We warn the Syrian Armed Forces against attempting to harm Israeli forces or territory."
Sustained Israeli attack on Damascus overnight Sunday, via local Syrian sources. This is unprecedented given that in every other among the dozens of prior recent Israeli attacks on Syria, the IDF has never acknowledged responsibility so quickly and certainly not while they are ongoing, usually declining to confirm or deny after the event.
 
MHz
#438
France's Special Forces that have been captured.
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/2...to-return-home
French jihadists detained in Syria by Kurdish-led forces could be allowed to return home, France said Tuesday in a possible change of policy brought about by the planned withdrawal of U.S. forces.
France is worried that French prisoners held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) could be released or escape after U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans last month to pull American forces out of Syria.
"Given the development of the military situation in north-east Syria, the American decisions, and to ensure the security of the French, we are examining all options to avoid the escape and scattering of these potentially dangerous individuals," the French foreign ministry said in a statement.
"If the forces who are guarding the French fighters took the decision to expel them to France they would be immediately placed in the hands of the law," it added.
Making clear that the jihadists -- many of whom enlisted with Islamic State -- would face the full weight of the law, the ministry added: "These people voluntarily joined a terrorist organization which is fighting in the Levant, carried out attacks in France and continues to threaten us."
Speaking to BFM news channel earlier Tuesday, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner linked the decision to the U.S. withdrawal.
"The Americans are pulling out of Syria. There are currently people in prison (in a Kurdish-controlled part of Syria) and who are being held because the Americans are there and who will be freed," he said.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#439
ISIS has been reduced to 1.5 square miles in Syria . This is its final stand.
 
MHz
#440
I can see why they are losing ground fast. The tactics are for the next 10-20 years, welcome to peace IMF style.




https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/2...us-withdrawal/
The US announced its withdrawal from Syria in 2018 with President Donald Trump suggesting that other states in the region will clear out the remains of the terrorist organisation.

Daesh* could reclaim some of its territories within 6 to 12 months after the US concludes its presence in Syria, NBC News reported, citing an obtained draft Pentagon paper. The paper, which is scheduled to be released next week, reportedly says that without the US military pressure on the terrorist organisation, it will soon start working to reinstating the caliphate in a "physical" form. The terror group is mainly resorting to guerrilla warfare tactics at present.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#441
And then?
 
Mowich
Conservative
+1
#442
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

ISIS has been reduced to 1.5 square miles in Syria . This is its final stand.


I do so hope you are right, TM.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#443
Kurds are claiming to end ISIS forces within 10 days
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#444
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Kurds are claiming to end ISIS forces within 10 days

The Turks, Syrians and Iraqi Arabs want to end the Kurds 10 days after that. I sure hope that our leadership have the spine to continue to support them through thick and thin but I'm not going to bet the farm on it.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#445
The US will be within striking distance in Iraq
 
MHz
#446
https://sputniknews.com/military/201...l-report-says/

Tehran unveiled its new Hoveyzeh heavy medium-range cruise missile over the weekend at a defence exhibition dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The missile has a reported range of over 1,350 km, covering much of the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia and Israel.

Neither Israel nor the United States, or any other "military force in the world has so far found an effective means of intercepting cruise missiles before they strike, unless they are short range," Israeli military intelligence website DEBKAfile reported, citing military experts regarding the Hoveyzeh's successful test.
Pointing to three Iranian missile tests carried out in rapid succession between 29 December and 2 February, the website noted that "by test number three, the Hoveyzeh, which belongs to the Soumar family of cruise missiles, demonstrated that, while the Israel's Defence Ministry Research Administration and the US Missile Defence Agency were intent on developing missiles capable of striking targets outside the earth's atmosphere, the Islamic Republic had succeeded in producing low-flying cruise missiles that fly to target under the radar."
 
MHz
#447
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

The US will be within striking distance in Iraq

You get that from CNN??
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/2...advisers-bill/
Iraqi lawmakers are mulling legislation to terminate the security agreement with the United States, according to the First Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi parliament, Hassan Karim.

"During the next session, the parliament will work on the bill that would include the end of the security agreement with the United States, as well as the end of the presence of the US and other foreign military trainers and advisers in Iraq", Kaabi said in a statement released on the parliament website.
The statement comes amid US President Donald Trump's recent comment on the situation in the country. In particular, the US president said that Washington wants to keep its forces in Iraq so that the US could keep a close eye on Iran, "because Iran is a real problem," according to an excerpt from a CBS interview with Trump that will be aired later on Sunday.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#448
Yeah under pressure from Iranian backed ministers ain't going to happen this time
 
Hoid
#449
Isn't there a wide spread hatred of Kurds over there. Seems to me the Kurds are what the jews claimed to have been in terms of a people who have no homeland and everyone hates.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#450
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Isn't there a wide spread hatred of Kurds over there. Seems to me the Kurds are what the jews claimed to have been in terms of a people who have no homeland and everyone hates.

The Turks, Syrians, Iraquis and Iranians have all conspired to carve up and crush the Kurds.