THE KASAB CAMPAIGN AND WHAT WENT WRONG WITH IT; NEWS AND COMMENT

Let’s start out with the much-ballyhooed Southern Front which was based out of the Al-Mafraq camp in Jordan and another just north of Aqaba.  Many readers were chewing on their teddy bears waiting for the inevitable attack. But SyrPer warned its readers that a great “Surprise” was awaiting the proponents of the Southern Campaign, a reality apparently discovered after the astonishing ambush laid by the SAA south of Lake Al-‘Utayba.

We know that King Abdullah II of Jordan has no stomach for the kind of insurgency he was supposed to entertain on his northern border with Syria. It’s not that he is an Arab nationalist because he is more invested in his mother’s British DNA than in his father’s Arabian simian roots – witness his very poor Arabic.  No. Jordanian intelligence and military advisers have made it clear to him that the Pandora’s Box at Al-Mafraq spews evil in every direction, including Amman’s, and that the days of the Hashemite stewardship of this British-concocted consolation prize might soon be over if he pursues the boneheaded Saudi plan to oust Dr. Assad.

I cannot tell you what the “Surprise” is until it’s the appropriate time, yet, it seems quite obvious that in combination with the Al-‘Utayba catastrophe, somebody detected it and closed the plan down. In an interview 2 weeks ago, Dr. Assad went so far as to say that the Southern Front was nothing more than propaganda to scare people. (للتخويف)

The United States appears to be distraught over the time it has taken to bring this noisome stew to a full boil and the result has not been particularly tasty.  Ideas and plans hatched in 2007 with the specific aim of destabilizing Syria in order to overthrow the Ba’ath Party leadership, and, thus, to subvert Iranian power projection across the Fertile Crescent, have not produced anything but humiliation and potential war crimes charges.

Notwithstanding all the contrarieties that beset the Southern Campaign, it did make sense to establish a salient in Syria’s soft underbelly in order to eventually host a big push toward the capital.

In Kasab, at the far northwestern corner of Syria, a real campaign is under way to establish a mini-enclave as a base for terrorists mostly belonging to the Saudi-preferred Jabhat Al-Nusra and its affiliates.  This project must have been planned by the Turkish military in consultation with the Saudi apes.  This must be so because in the discussions between high ranking military and political leaders disclosed on YouTube, the Turkish Deputy Chief of Staff, the Foreign Minister and his deputy, all speak of the Kasab campaign in a phlegmatic manner, describing it as “not going well” and hatching some “False Flag” scenario to justify an assault on northern Syria.

There is no chagrin or hard feelings; the terrorists were simply unleashed in the presence of the Turkish military which also provided some artillery and tank cover.  The Turk air force even shot down a Syrian jet that was clearly in its own airspace harrying marauding rodents from the Turkish side.  When the operation went sour, orders came to the Liwaa` Al-Islam to evacuate its positions in Aleppo in order to reinforce the failing rodents in Kasab – hardly a good trade when one considers Aleppo’s greater value both economically and militarily.  Aleppo is now on the verge of reverting to the Syrian Central Government.

Kasab is a mountain resort town populated largely by Armenians noted for their hospitality and good taste in food.  It sits along a mountain chain that straddles the line between the Mediterranean and the Syrian Ghaab agricultural valley. (Syria’s Bekaa)  To its West is Samraa, also Armenian, and which overlooks the Sea.

So, when the rats initially displayed films and photos of their supposed conquest of a little part of the shoreline below Samra, we were puzzled, a puzzlement that begged the question: if you are on the shoreline, what are you going to do with the seawater? And why couldn’t you have a shoreline in Turkey which would, at least,  be protected?

It made no sense.  Anyone who has swum in the waters that babble below the Jabal Al-Aqra’ (Bald Mountain) south to Ra`s Al-Basseet knows there are no port facilities or, even, depths sufficient for harborage.  Only rowboats, perhaps, could ply these waters and how much could they provide in the way of weapons or provisions with Russian and Syrian patrol boats foraging around?

Even more befuddling was the focus on Kasab, which, even the SAA, doesn’t want to enter for fear it will do nothing more than attract shelling from terrorists.  It has no military value and seems to have been selected for attack because of its symbolic gravity.  But, the attack on Kasab was proof of blind stupidity on the part of the Erdoghani and Saudi monkeys for the following reasons:

1.  Its Armenian character would inevitably be an incantation to stir up the ghosts of the Turk-inspired Genocide of the Armenian people of the 20th Century;

2.  It placed thousands of rodent terrorists in an area patrolled by Russian and Syrian naval vessels capable of shellacking them from the sea, never you mind the pillorying power of Syria’s vaunted artillery corps and bombers;

3.  Once here, there could be no organized withdrawal, especially, now, when the borders with Turkey have been closed to everyone but European-originated terrorists.

SyrPer believes that the Turkish Military Command has given up on the ouster of Dr. Assad’s government by means such as an insurgency linked to the so-called “Arab Spring”.  It is either riddance from the terrorists lest they come back to devour the owner; or its going to be a false flag operation in which Turkey will risk everything to please the Saudi apes in Riyadh, even if it means war with Russia and Iran.  It cannot be anything else unless Turkey has given up.

As I write this comment for my readers, I note that the number of dead terrorists is increasing by the hour and that such attrition is not sustainable for a any vital insurgency.  As one of our readers, Trpintel wrote, a well-placed, organized military should be able to devastate exposed guerrillas skulking around poorly canopied mountainsides to the sounds of tons of exploding ordnance.  And so it shall be. ZAF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEWS AND COMMENT:

It’s not over till the fat lady sings. The elections in Turkey appear to be fraud-laden:

http://nsnbc.me/2014/03/31/turkey-cheats-triumph-in-election-wide-spead-and-systemic-fraud/

Nice wrap-up for Western flop in Syria:

  http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2014/03/syrias-victory-is-turning-point-for_30.html

 

 

 

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hans
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There is going to be a documentary soon on PressTV about the “Intelligence war” in Syria. The communication of NATO has long been compromised by Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, not sure Russia played a part in this, as yet i do not trust the Russian FSB. Germany long ago realised that it communications from their battleship was being compromised.

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Fantastic and entertaining piece, as always. I am taking part in the collective head scratching at this apparent military manoeuvre which would make Erwin Rommel incontinent. One thing of note to add to the blunder. However hollow or superficial it may be, the fact that we have an “ethnic cleansing” or targeting of a minority has put a nasty spin on this for international press. Sure, the normal MSM is largely ignoring it, but fact is, that hooker Marie Harf from the state department specifically condemned the actions of their rebels, and several heavy hitters in congress condemned this and… Read more »
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Thanks for the inspiring write-up.

The “rebels”, however, have gained some ground. Not much, I get it, and in maps I’m seeing one can actually see individual agriculture fields so they’re on a very small scale, but advances none the less. It’s quite understandable and doesn’t really have much strategic significance, but up to where will these fascists be allowed to go? Where the fall-back line lies?

Your Greek friend.

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The Kasab incursion in the eyes of the SAA remains a small part of the Northern Idlib / Latakia Boarder front – which has been ONE front all along and will be addressed as a whole later on. It has no significance beyond the ‘Timing’ to ease the militants losses in Qalamoon. It has 8 villages that stretch 10 km wide and 10 km long. The Qalamoon – once liberated by the SAA – will mark the closure of a Full Front that feeds also into other fronts around the capital and within Central Syria. There is no comparison in… Read more »
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Ameer, I fully concur with your rational.

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Ok folks,

get ready to laugh your heads off. The Islamic front released a diplomatic dispatch regarding the Kasab situation.

http://tinyurl.com/mrneqsg

some notables:

*they maintain kasab has military and strategic value.
*they maintain they ferried the inhabitants who wanted to leave to safety knowing that Assad would indiscriminately bomb them.
*they are committed to inclusivness and cohabitation with other cultures ( while beheading infidels and mandating jizya be paid presumably ).

I find it mildly amusing that such a no doubt polished professional setup run with a gmail email address LOL.

That there folks is literary feces at its finest.

Canthama
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My friend you made my day…this is so hilarious, It may very be that Kerry wrote that “diplomatic dispatch”…amazing indeed.

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Good article

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Hello, hans; the documentary is up, and is very informative. It’s clear that the population of ratbastards is not limited to KSA and Turkey.

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Hm. It seems possible that the guerillas of Aleppo were ordered out in order to set them up. Since Turkey was a prime player in the Syrian ‘crisis’, and funneled any number of guerillas into Syria from all over the world, it is logical that since the whole enterprise is rapidly going south that Turkey set up their pass through killers to be as nearly exterminated as possible. Given the takfiri penchant for just killing whomever may be handy, it wouldn’t do for them to go back to turkey heavily armed and royally pissed off. As to the ‘Southern Front’,… Read more »
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I too wonder if the rats are being summoned to their demise but then again, if the apes, the west et al simply stopped offering support vis avis weapons, turkish rations, us aid tents and livestock to assist in sexual jihad, the war would be over in fairly short order.

Either way the prospect of thousands of them dying in short order is nothing short of delightful ( given the alternative is suffering for Syrians ).

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Not surprising Erdogan stole the elections in Turkey. If he can arm Alqaeda and get away it , and replace judges ,politicians and police ,for 3 years without being stopped ,he can steal elections too.. Erdogan needs to be Shot and killed like a dog is that simple. Because as long he live ,Syrians civilians will continue to be killed by the terrorist he smuggle in Syria across the border. Stealing the elections so easily ,and no one doing anything only shows how miserable is the Turkish society. They have a monster as leader worse than Hitler or Stalin combined… Read more »
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Russia best cards will be to give a few dozens of thermo nuclear weapons to IRAN and Syria..and also convince Cuba to get nuclear weapons too ,and use it if Russia attacked. and then coordinate with IRAN to declare war against Turkey in retaliation for their genocide in Syria. If turkey use nuke ,then Iran retaliate with nukes.. If Israel use nukes against Iran ,then Syria retaliate with nukes and finish for once the illegal Israel state. This all sound crazy .. but NATO strategy with Ukraine is to provide nukes to Ukraine and to provoke Russia into a major… Read more »
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Also new Egypt Government needs to be fully armed with nukes.. So imagine this scenario.. Israel surrounded by enemies with nuclear weapons.. what are they going to do?
Doesn’t matter how many tanks or jets they have or how many 100-500 nuclear warheads they have.. just 1 thermo nuclear hit to Israel is all that is needed to totally wipe their terrorist tiny state. and then IRAN armed with nuclear weapons will get Erdogan to end its relations with their Alqaeda friends. Nuclear weapons IS the way to go.. animals might not reason but they all respect force.

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Looks like Erdogan has won the election and has already started a Stalinesque purge of ‘Traitors’. Also, I haven’t heard a dicky bird from NATO about the false flag being planned by Turkey. Nothing in the MSM either. A member of NATO found to be plotting to kill its own people to start a war and nothing! I despair.

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Thanks Ziad, time will tell you are right on the money again. Meantime, it is absolutely delightful to see SAA/NDF and its allies kicking butts all over, Qalamoun is close to fall in its totality and Aleppo encirclement is getting closer and closer. As of Kasab, the whole front collapsed in the very few days after the “invasion”, now it is all about mop up and guerrillas warfare that takes time and nowhere to go…mountain chains, closed borders, sea on one side….very few places to hide and flee…in another word…almost perfect rat meat grinder. God bless Syria, victory is getting… Read more »
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Apparently this is the good guys inspecting some recently laid fertilizer in the checkpoint 45 area.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=04f_1396287614

Those stinky bastards no doubt smell bad enough alive I’m sure. I can only imagine the fetid funk in the air out there now but thank goodness the SAA et al are dispatching these literal buggers by the thousands.

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Superb infographic of Hezbollah casualties in Syria, which actually shows that those are much less than rebel propaganda claimed (1000+):
http://mostlyoff.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/hezb_funerals.png

Canthama
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Radioyaran, this is indeed quite interesting, not sure the nbrs are audited but it seems quite reasonable vs key battles. tks for sharing it.

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http://electronicresistance.net/syria-news/lavrov-kerry-informed-us-of-us-rejection-of-supplying-militants-with-anti-aircrafts-missiles/ So allegedly Kerry informed lavrov that the rebel assclowns are in fact NOT being provided anti aircraft weaponry. I believe perhaps to small degree they already have been given them or gotten them ) perhaps from libya or something when the west was running guns and people out of ben gazi). That being the case if this is true then it can’t be interpreted as a bad thing, but I wouldn’t trust john frankenstein kerry to give me the time in a watch factory. With the continued rolling collapse of this foreign insurgency, perhaps the US realizes that providing… Read more »
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There is no surprise in any of this…
When you signal to your enemy when, where, and how you are gonna attack like the saudi’s and Ochooma have done…. well…… ur an idiot and deserve to lose…

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Dirty politics in Turkey’s election. Even a blind man saw a fixed election a mile away.
http://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/turkey-elections-falsified-the-dirtiest-in-turkish-history/

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Побывавший в Сирии депутат из Армении рассказал о нападении на Кесаб (Syria’s deputy visited Armenia spoke about the attack on Kesap) http://lifenews.ru/news/130336 (auto trans) “Arman Sahakyan arrived on the scene to help the victims. Member of National Assembly of Armenia Arman Sahakyan told LifeNews in an interview that took place in the night of the attack on the mainly populated by Armenians Kesap Syrian city, located on the border with Turkey. Unidentified gunmen on March 21 anti-government forces staged there shooting of civilians, the exact number of victims is still not known. Immediately after the tragedy, the deputy went to… Read more »
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The thrust into Kessab appears useless as an end in of itself. However, the real thrust is along the coast to destroy Syrian air and sea defenses, slaughter minorities, and to gain access to chemical stockpiles being exported as part of Assad’s surrender of these weapons. It is also designed to attempt to divert forces to the furthest possible corner before the so-called Southern front is opened, not by Jordan but by Israel. The Saudis are in the market for mercenaries, so they are going to buy the most effective mercs, especially now that the US didn’t sell its armed… Read more »
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The Chemical Weapons, so i’m led to believe were a deterrent, and TBH not much of one, not in 2014 anyway They probably wouldn’t have been crucial in a War between Syria and Israel had it come to it, both sides can employ countermeasures, which nullifies any advantages you might think you had. Dr Assad i think was glad to see the back of them given what Syria was facing +the costs the Man is anything but stupid. Whatever happens to Syria in the future, getting rid of their CW will have played a significant part.in it ,Keeping them could… Read more »
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WWIII has already started. Looking back, historians will trace it to the Arab Spring, Libya and more so Syria. CW are a deterrent against any enemy, not necessarily Israel. So, when you border NATO, like Russia, Syria, Iraq and Iran do, then you need a very powerful deterrent. When NATO forces enter Syria, you will see how wise a decision it was. It will make for good reflection when Assad is about to be hung by his enemies. Now Syria is at the mercy of Russia and Iran for its survival, the two biggest targets of NATO. WWIII has started.… Read more »
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Please make viral

Armenians Wake Up to the Truth: Turkey and NATO Behind Ethnic Cleansing in Lattakia and Kessab

http://nsnbc.me/2014/03/31/armenians-wake-truth-turkey-nato-behind-ethnic-cleansing-lattakia-kessab/

Erdogan needs to be hanged for its war crimes for arming and supporting terrorist to cross the border and fight in Syria.

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Armenian M.P. Calls on World to Wake UP.

Arman Sahakyan, an Armenian M.P. who was among a group of Armenian delegates who visited Damascus last week to study the problems of Armenians in Kessab and the Lattakia province issued an appeal written by ethnic Armenians in Kessab.The appeal calls on Armenians and people across the world to wake up to the reality of the situation,saying:

‘On Mother’s Day,March 21-2014, our beautiful town (Kessab) was brutally attacked by Al-Qaeda extremists And Al Nusra front that is linked to Al Qaeda.with the blessings and full military and logistical support of the Turkish government.

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The Armenian orthodox church like the Greek has been heavily compromised by the Zionists. Armenia was to be destabilised before Ukraine, they failed here. Many Armenian in the USA are paid CIA assets, their business billionaires are oligarchs like in Ukraine. This is token condemnation, just like the so called secular Turks!

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What do you get when you put Israelis, Americans, Saudis and “Al Qaida” together? A zionazi orgy. Israel mulls training Syria militants with Saudi Arabia http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/04/01/356750/israel-saudis-to-train-syria-militants/ “Israel is seeking to launch a joint operation with Saudi Arabia to train foreign-backed militants operating against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Israeli daily Haaretz quoted American military officials as saying that the issue of training militants in Syria was raised during a meeting between Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and General Martin Dempsey, the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Jerusalem (al-Quds) on Monday. The two discussed… Read more »
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Chechnya’s President condemns attackers on Syrian town of Kesab http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_01/Chechnyas-President-condemns-attackers-on-Syrian-town-of-Kesab-3472/ “…”The official data says the attack on Kesab was carried out by al-Qaida militants affiliated with the so-called al-Nusra Front and Islamic Front,” he said. “I am stating herein bindingly that these terrorists have nothing in common with Islam and cannot be called Moslems.” Kadyrov complained over the silence about the tragedy kept by officials in European countries and the U.S. “These terrorists have been reared, fostered and armed by the West and trained by secret services of NATO countries,” he said. “They are fulfilling a task to ruin Syria… Read more »
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Thanks for the update, Ziad!

If somebody’s in for a good laugh:
President Putin laughs a journalist in the face after he claims that the NATO rocket shield is build to protect against Iran and not Russia…

Putin: You really make me laugh. God bless you because it’s almost time to finish the day… indeed it’s already time to go to sleep. At least I get home in good humor.

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/watch-this-reaction-putin-laughs-right-in-this-journalists-face_03292014

DfB

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What is in some reliable news-outlets today
will steadily enhance Putin’s humorous nature too.

This Euro-Banane-Benders showed yesterday their latest
extended list of names from Russians beeing targeted by sanctions.

Among a list of around hundred names also appeared that of the
15 year old Labrador belonging to the Russian president.

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First the Gulf Corp infighting and now the US accusing Kuwait of funding terrorists in Syria.
http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_01/Kuwaiti-minister-rejects-US-accusations-of-Syria-terror-funding-1038/

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The #SaveKessab twitter campaign has been a big success and has gathered support from around the world including celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Travis Barker of Blink 182, the main stream media has been so biased towards US foreign policy in Syria it makes a change to see ‘rebel activists’ squealing as social media turn against them and their warped view of Syria’s struggle. Although some people with first hand experience of the war or even more knowledgeable souls might dismiss twitter as irrelevant to the actual fighting, this campaign has I’m sure made more people aware of what… Read more »
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