SYRPER doesn’t normally like to quote Zionist rags, but this one sent by John Esquire should entertain some of you.  Note not only the F-4 downing in this article but, also, the new tension between Erdoghan and Iran.  We have been calling for stepping up the stressors against this reprobate for some time.  Finally, someone is litstening:

I tried to post Bear’s article, which was interesting for its content about what we’ve been discussing for months.  It just seems encoded and not amenable to transfer. I’ll try again later.

Here is John Esquire’s article about “defectors”. He mentions SyrPer in it.  You have got to read it because it’s true.


Each time a Syrian official departs the country and announces his change of political affiliation, the media renews its prediction that the government of President Assad “is near collapse.” In this regard, the media is becoming like the boy who cried wolf. The fall of President Assad’s government has been announced as “imminent” on virtually a daily basis for sixteen months.
The media’s treatment of Syrian defectors is peculiar. Like most of the Syrian conflict, the media’s coverage of the handful of government turncoats has been transparently one-sided. The defection of Syria’s Ambassadors to Iraq and London are hardly worth further discussion. In fact, I won’t bother.
The first media darling among the defectors was Manaf Tlas. How could President Assad possibly sustain with Tass’ departure? Somehow he has managed. Perhaps it is because Tlas was persona non grata long before his defection to the dark side. As Ziad Fadel has revealed on this blog site, Tlas was within days of being arrested when it was arranged for him to quietly depart Syria. He had long before been relieved of any real military or political authority and put on ice for his incompetent approach to the terrorist situation.
This week we learned of the defection of Prime Minister Riyad Hijab. Who you ask? Exactly! This defection would certainly spell the end of President Assad and his government right? Wrong. Mr. Hijab, like Manaf Tlas before him appears to have been allowed to leave the country. He was not pursued by the government. There was no team of assassins lying in wait for him. He prides himself on his secret-agent like ability to fool the government, but the joke is on Mr. Hijab. Nobody will mourn his departure and President Assad and Syria will go on quite nicely without him. He has already been replaced.
In sixteen months of armed conflict there has been barely a trickle of defections from President Assad’s government. A flow of defectors could be expected when one considers the economic sanctions imposed, the threats of future prosecution, the daily propaganda campaign, the threats of assassination and the secret promises of treasure and a better life for betraying the government and the people of Syria.
In their canonization of these defectors, the media and others fail to raise the most obvious question: Why now? In peaceful times it would have been much easier for these individuals to part ways with their government if they felt a pang of conscience. Instead, they gladly accepted their titles, salaries and the privileges that went with them. Less than two years ago, they were gladly serving in their government positions. So what changed? Could it have been an epiphany or was it just a Saudi bank draft?

Here’s an article from John Esq. about the FSA “tactical withdrawal” from parts of Aleppo.  They just don’t like flying.

John Esq. sends an exceptionally balanced article from the Guardian. Hmmm….. Do the Brits still have a chance?  I wonder.  Read it anyway.  Wrong on some issues, but definitely well thought-out.  A quality article that should have some miscreants thinking.

Just back from a weekend at the dacha.  Looking forward to going through messages about Aleppo.  I’m pleased to tell some of you that family in Latakia has been in touch with family in Aleppo.  Everything is fine with some pockets of criminals still persevering despite the writing on the walls and the funeral dirges for the irredeemable souls of the terrorists. 

Here’s a note from Monzer in Damascus:  “Word is that Iranians are going berserk over the hostages. May ask Hizbollah to intervene.  If FSA, could mean Hizbollah involved for first time in Lebanon, even as far as Tel-Kalakh.  Saudi Arabia next on the list.”  Wouldn’t that be jolly?