QALAMOON: MORE AND MORE POSITIONS CONQUERED BY SYRIAN ARMY AND LEB RESISTANCE; NUSRA SAVAGED BY SYRIAN ARMY IN DAMASCUS

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The Syrian Army has liberated the following strategic elevations in the Qalamoon:

Shu’bat Al-Bakkaara Heights

Shu’bat Thallaajat Al-Burkaan

Qurnat Shu’bat Al-Shakaara:  Here the SAA counted 26 dead rodents.

Shu’bat Bayt Shakkoor

Zhaleel Al-Haaj ‘Ali Heights

 

Khaan Al-Shaykh:  The photo you see in the beginning is from here.  The SAA and SAAF pummeled the Alqaeda terrorist organization and killed 38 rodents destroying 4 of their nests and basically making this area almost rat free.  We are expecting a major push to finish off the rats in the next few days.

 

Bayt Taymaa:  On the border of Jabal Al-Shaykh (Mt. Hermon), the SAA has killed over 20 rats in a raid on their positions supported by accurate artillery.

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NEWS AND REPORTS:

Penny addresses the sad death of that “Syrian” who was lynched by the Druze mob – boo hoo hoo:

http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com/2015/06/wounded-syrian-killed-as-druze-attack.html


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MI6
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Question: Since Base 93 has been liberated by the YPG, will the YPG turn it over to the SAA? Certainly, the SAA could airlift troops into the base, begin the process of rehabbing the base so it could be used in an offensive against IS in Ar- Raqqa and reestablish the Syrian government’s presence in the region. It will be interesting to see how the Kurds (and the Syrian leadership) handle the situation.

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MI6: SAA has enough on its plate right now. It’s done without the Brigade 93 base for some time and they’ve managed without it; also, it’s a fair piece from any other SAA units and is not in the hands of the rats. Besides, a brigade is a whole bunch of troops which are badly needed elsewhere.

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According to Ziad the SAA just conjured 35000 troops out of thin air and sent them to Palmyra. Surely there must a couple thousand troops that could be sent to Ar Raqqa province to reestablish a presence there.

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MI6: M20 has to be cleared, and then secured, from west of Palmyra to Dier ez Zor, with strong SAA garrisons stationed along the way. NDF cannot do the job of holding anything against a strong IS offensive, so it has to be SAA. Once they get to DZ they have to relieve SAA forces for a bit of R & R, provide security for convoys, and continue to push IS out of the area. There’s no one to spare for dumping into a wide spot in the desert so they can sit on their sea bags and count the… Read more »
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what would happen if the kurds decide to secede from syria? would there be an added war? and who would win?

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david: – – – Ah shit. Forget it. Go someplace and learn how to think.

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like i said to you before ,,everyone else is thinking about your precious kurds the same way i have been a while now and more ppl on this post will start asking the same questions i been asking big Z on this potential problem,,saw this coming way to easy,,,can’t understand why syrian command did not or at least seems slow in acting on it ?

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Try “game of thrones”. Reality does not work like this.

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I been wondering about that ever since kobani and trying to warn about it ,,,it only takes one kurdish faction to go rogue and open up a can of worms regardless of kurdish intentions not to carve up syria,,,if this faction wont give up land back to syrians then there leader will end up supporting them specially if saa has no choice but to stop them,,thats when the SHTF,,thats what worries me ,a new conjuring up of a civil war usa will be drooling to exploit ,,who will win? the SAA will kick all there asses no question,,and that is… Read more »
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kurds wont give the base they going strait to allepo then latakia or to alexandreta

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Idiot

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gimli: Where, oh where, are all these blithering idiots coming from. Never mind, I don’t wanna know.

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The capture of #AynIssa by #FSA/#YPG forces, backed by the #US air force.

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USE YOUR head usa help the kurds with air strikes and they fiqht side by side with fsa they need a port for oil export from kourdistan didn’t you hear the fiqht among the SAAand the kurds in hassaka the usa dont help them for nothing you thing the let them give the land back to president assad you wont help the syrian by saying that everything is ok try to correct the bad things . SAA will allow them to use it ,they have others to concentrate on. acgree on that dont forget the turks may be invade and… Read more »
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Anon: Yeah, well, whatever.

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another one bang on the money ,,your thinking is spot on

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SAA will allow them to use it ,they have others to concentrate on.

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Yeah, like how they so generously ‘allow’ Al Nusra to use Idlib, Jisr and Ariha, right?

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Only in Bashar’s dreams, sunshine.

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The SAA is spread thinly. They have far bigger priorities than airlifting troops into a base that is now occupied by YPG/FSA who are very unlikely to welcome them. An air assault is impossible.

Base 93 is miles from anywhere and in order to resupply would need a massive effort. Bearing in mind that this base offers no strategic advantage to the Syrian government at this time then it is pointless and somewhat naive to suggest such a move.

The SAA are consolidating along a general front. Taking effort away from that front is militarily unsound.

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“Taking effort away from that front is militarily unsound.” yeah so is leaving more lands to be taken over by kurds no matter how usless the lands are at the time being,,,good luck trying to plea bargain it back from the kurds because thats exactly what there gonna end up doing and have no other choice,,if they try taking it by force it will open up pandoras box ,,the one box the americunts have been looking to exploit for a more sell-able civil war and excuse for intervention to save those moderate kurds ,,know what i mean??? another mission creep
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interesting indeed,,exactly the thoughts occupying my mind ever since liberation of kobani and expansions of kurds,,,shit is about to hit the fan real soon as ,,my prediction? real civil war can of worms about to be open because of stupid decisions by syrian central command im sorry to say,,watch this being exploited to death by americunts,,this is the wet dream of intervention they been waiting for,,finally they found the badly needed moderates they been looking for as the excuse to target the SAA soon,not to mention how they been saying SAA is not fighting isis and only kurds are ,,,,just… Read more »
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No disrespect ..but you have used that photo too many times

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It seems that Ziad is now in the penalty box because Photo Nazi has spoken.

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He just said it’s from Khaan Al-Shaykh, not that it’s new. He’s a lawyer, remember 😛

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This picture is of year 2013. (22 April, 2013, exactly)

Here the link of the sites…

http://www.mehrnews.com/news/2038501
or
http://www.irinn.ir/news/24833

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There are no new recruits for the London/Paris bankers proxy army. All the “useful idiots” have already died in Syria. A 1500 dollars welfare check each month in the EU for doing absolutely nothing. And some great sex with Swedish blondes. I would know where to go if I was in Syria. Flee to the EU, ask “asylum seeker status” and get that golden ticket to leisure. Go to one of those Nordic countries and have a blonde virgin in your bed every week. They are a lot of fun those Swedish women. Play online games 24/7 (or any other… Read more »
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Thucydides: Shit, man, 1500 clams and fresh tuna taco on demand? I might pull up stakes and go there myself. Damn!

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I am going to Norway myself.
Oppland province.
I had some delay in my plans.
But I should already have been in Norway by now.
My goal is to get to Norway within 2 years now.
Hopefully before worldwide thermonuclear war.

You can find me in Oppland hunting with Golden Retrievers and breeding Golden Retrievers. I am a grand master dog breeder. I know things only I know out of 7 billion people on earth. Secrets of the smith.

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Thucydides: All the best to you. People have been touting Sweden so heavily that if I go, it’ll probably be there. I’m all for fresh tuna taco.

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Mom says French security at fault because her kid ran away to join ISIS.
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/06/23/417209/France-court-ISIL-Syria-complaint-
Lady, just to inquire too deeply into where the flower came from for your French Bread – – your kid might be the fertilizer.

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Correction: ‘just don’t inquire too deeply’
Sorry.

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Hi Arklight
She was just deny the right to sue the french state by high court of jutice. Anyway she shoud have minded her kid a bit earlier………..

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Zqp89: Maybe she should have brought her kid up better. Anyway, he’s (or was) still a minor so, as I understand the article, she could have had the authorities prevent him leaving the country. Personally, that’s a retroactive abortion about to be performed by SAA or one of the militias. Any dead rat is a plus, snot nosed kid or not.

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😉 retroactive abortion that s a good one

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xap89: leave it to professionals, and don’t try it at home.

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Lol, Arklight, you are such a laugh mate, keep em coming.

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*************BREAKING NEWS******************BREAKING NEWS**************8

Kurdish forces liberate the key town of Tal Abyad in northern Syria

Tal Abyad, Syria (CNN)ISIS has been forced from one of its stronghold outposts, a key access point to its self-declared capital, where it was entrenched for two years. And the defeat along a vital stretch of terrain could be a potential blueprint for more military successes against the militants.

The Kurdish force had estimated it would take them weeks to defeat ISIS in Tal Abyad. In the end, it happened in two days.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/22/world/arwa-damon-tal-abyad-blueprint-for-success/index.html

Inside the ISIS tunnels in Tal Abyad with Video:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/22/world/arwa-damon-tal-abyad-blueprint-for-success/index.html

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sam: Thanks.

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ANNA News – Destroying a major tunnel in Harasta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKnI-hGKXmA

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Brother Nathanael – For Israel’s Sake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyY7a75dl7c

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Anything happening in the Qalamoun is solely the result of HEZB operations. SAA is just acting as a stopper force. Had it been up to SAA, nothing would have happened in Qalamoun. HEZB plan their operations thoroughly, stock up with sufficient manpower and resources, and employ novel tactics. No helter-skelter like SAA. That’s why their casualties are low, and they methodically achieve results. HEZB are light-years ahead of SAA. Also notice how you never see a HEZB face on any photos. They are beyond show-off, a professional military.

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Whatever..

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punk: Go away. Oops! PLEASE go away.

Usefull idiots fighting for zionist/saud have to be sent to hell
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Ask the Zionists how good they are.

They are very afraid of Hezb. One of the reasons to oust Assad has to do to with isolating Hezb.
These guys use their brains and are not afraid to die.

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“Why you stupid PUNK, when I get you I’ll….”

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Red China wants to lease land in Eastern Liberia for agricultural purposes: 16:15 ‘No deal’ on leasing out land in Russia’s Trans-Baikal to China – governor Authorities in Russia’s Trans-Baikal in East Siberia haven’t signed any definite deal with China on leasing out large chunks of land, TASS quoted Governor Konstantin Ilkovsky as saying on Tuesday. “Such an agreement on land transfer for lease doesn’t exist,” he told the RBC TV Channel. The governor stressed “it is not the Chinese who are rushing to Russia.” He said: “It is us who are luring them as investors to develop lands that… Read more »
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1) The organized agricultural business is a big thing already 10 years or more. Since China will be the buyer number 1 of food for the national market it seems natural that they search for doing that business themself. 2) Liberia is in Africa. Russias East is mostly known as Siberia. China invests a lot in Africa, also in the agricultural field. 3) Between Russia and China are former soviet states and Mongolia. The real power struggle happens in this countries. Russia is very uneasy about the Chinese land grab and the business Invasion. To Russia it looks like a… Read more »
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Nobilitatis: Yeah, I know the difference between Liberia and Siberia, and Siberia is where I was talking about. For Russia to let Red China get their mitts on anything inside either Russia or CIS is too stupid to be believed. Once the Chinese get their hooks in anywhere, they can’t be shaken loose. Sort of take after the Americans in that respect. Most people know this, but politicians have no understanding of anything except ‘How can I work this to my personal advantage’; ‘How can I keep from getting caught’ and ‘If something goes wrong, who can I use for… Read more »
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You are correct in your assessments. But in Putins Russia crooks that work for the wrong party turn up to go to the next Gulag, I mean correction facility. Totally unrelated to the wrong activity! Something like evading taxes or doing other illegal business. Think of Al Capone.

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Nobilitatis: Poor Al died of syphilis. Anyway, President Putin managed to stay alive long enough to survive having been head of KGB, and whatever else he may be he is a True Blue Stout Heart patriot; actually, I rather expect him to take a few days off for a snipe hunting safari in Siberia; as long as he’s there anyway, why not fall by the governor’s house for a chat? I expect one of two things to happen, maybe both – – we’ll hear no more about leasing land to the ChiComs, and possibly never hear from the governor again,… Read more »
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A lease is O.k AL, but to sell like they are doing here in OZ is a disgrace, these politicians should be hung by the lamp post i say, selling out the country to whomever has money is treason in my books.

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Stingray: The lease on Guantanamo Bay expired in 1999. It is now 2015, and nobody is packing up to move.

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Arklight
Ref: ‘Red China wants to lease land in Eastern Liberia for agricultural purposes’

I understand you are an American, but when are you going to stop calling it ‘RED China?’
Are we to believe there is some kind of ‘alternative China?’
Do you recognize Taiwan as a more proper, non-red type of China?

…please Ark, just get used to it….it’s CHINA, OK?
Regards..

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Wizard: Is not mainland China communist? Is not the Republic of China anti/non communist? I’ll keep calling the mainland entity Red China until it no longer.is. The US used to recognize bother ROC and PRC until Red China made a bunch of huffing noises, at which time we withdrew recognition of ROC. We still buy a lot of stuff from Taiwan, and it’s far superior to the crap we get from the mainland. Besides, we have both ROK and DPRK and no one gets their knickers in a twist over that.

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Here’s a half bushel of stories about the Druze who killed a rat in Golan, so take your pick of the one you like best.

https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/druze-kill-isis-israel/

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Damn ISIS!! And all those who scheme to destabilize Syria. These are not just ruins, they are history that has survived centuries if not millennia. Enough is enough.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/isis-blows-up-ancient-tombs-in-palmyra-2-000-year-old-heritage-site-in-syria-1.3124342

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American of Syrian Descent: I agree with damning ISIS etc… but as a previous poster has pointed out, they are already RUINS! Every American (of any descent) longs to see real ‘Castles’ in England, right? Today, you will mostly see a big mound of earth and a few stones. Reason? The local farmers carried off most of the stones to build walls around their sheep pens, hundreds of years ago. Every American (of any descent) longs to see Stonehenge, right? Same story…most of the stones have been removed over hundreds of years to be used for more practical everyday things… Read more »
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Real men are sons of Syria!!

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Few battles to follow closely in the up coming days :

1) Palmyra and surrounding gas fields. Tiger force liberated Tamer Al-Nifta Oil Fields, the Nemer Oil Field and pushed ISIS terrorists away from ‘alBayaraat’. Very quick advance so far, battle for Palmyra is heating up.

2) Jisr, Idlib, SAA on the outskirts of Kufayr & Ishtabraq currently. If they break-through; this will put them at the southern flank of Jisr Al-Shughour.

3) Bashkuy, NW Aleppo, Syrian forces pushing the boundaries toward Rityan, inching closer to Al Zahra.

God Protects the Syrian Army!
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SAA making steady but significant advances. Thanks Canthama for the updates.

Keep faith and trust in the SAA!

God Protects the Syrian Army!

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Don’t forget this important new.

In the south of Syria the terrorists of FSA and “Jaish Islam” headed by Zahran Alloush lauched the offensive “Southern Storm” to size the city of Daara.

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Freiheit: This oughtta be good.

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Excellent video on understanding the Turkish elections and the many possibilities and outcome. Caspian Report is a very good source of information from ME.

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The Druze have historically allied themselves with Israel against their fellow Arabs. What does their rising anger toward Israel’s support of the takfiri terrorists mean for the Druze in Israel? Will they finally realize that the Zionists don’t give a damn about them and shift their their allegiance to their Palestinian brothers? If so, Israel will have lost its only loyal Arab supporters inside the country. Another milestone in the inevitable implosion of the Zionist experiment.

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Rhett: Druze are probably more loyal to the patch than to either Syria or Israel. If I remember correctly, the Druze are more loyal to faith than flag, which is why when the IS pukes came down hard the Druze it was like hauling off and slugging a Hell’s Angel – – no matter the chapter, the Angels will hunt you down and kill you – – everybody rides one guy’s beef. There are plenty of Druze and Kurds serving in the Syrian military, but not as part of the communal front against a specific enemy. Since Israel, up to… Read more »
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I think your description of the Druze is accurate – except for their ‘leader’ – that bug eyed madman Jumblatt. Bought out by Saudi money, just like the Maronite politicians. No sense of shame, apparently.

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meatloaf: Hmm. Jumblatt may be a bit dodgy, but he leads only by the consent of the lead. He may have no sense of shame, but I’ll bet his sense of self preservation is very finely tuned indeed. If enough of his coreligionists decide that he is apostate and anathema, he could just disappear one moonlit desert night.

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I am not sure that ALL Druze will turn against the Israeli politics now. First signals about the Israeli Druze point to appeasement by the elders. The elders make it a religious duty to defend only the land they are living on. That leads to Israeli Druze serving in the IDF and Syrian Druze in Syria serving in the SAA, Syrian Druze of the occupied part of Golan not serving the Israeli and the weird behaviour of the Druze in Lebanon. It also lead to the suicidal quietness of the Druze of Idlib against Nusra. If all the Druze would… Read more »
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Nobilitatis: Rats who massacred Druze just across the line, Druze who may well have close famity connections with the Israeli Druze, are being hauled across Druze country to Israeli hospitals so that they can be patched up enough to return to Syria – – and massacre more Druze? At some point free passage became trespass, and no more Mr. Nice Guy. Of course Druze serve in the IDF, and so do Israeli Arabs but guess who gets the KP duty, gets to field day the heads, gets to burn the crappers, gets to clean out the grease traps – –

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Israeli Arabs do not serve in the IDF.

Golan Druze are Syrian Druze, not Israeli Druze. Of course they are family with the Druze right across the razor wire.

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NATO-Russia Collision Ahead?

http://buchanan.org/blog/nato-russia-collision-ahead-16176

Are we sure it will be the Russians who blink this time?

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Anon: Good Old Pat isn’t to be relied upon so much, any more. He’s gotten far past his best, so I’d look round for analytical blogs. The Russians won’t blink. President Putin has made it plain that Russia isn’t looking for trouble, but won’t kiss American or NATO ass in order to avoid it. The US, as it always does, has mistaken forbearance for weakness, and will keep belly bumpin’ Russia, then eventually throw a punch. Bad mistake.

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In Saudi Leaks, FUNCA Asks UN of $100,000 for UN Human Rights Council Seat, UNCA Leaks By Matthew Russell Lee http://www.innercitypress.com/saudileaks4un062215.html UNITED NATIONS, June 22 — Among the documents released in the first batch of Saudi cables by Wikileaks is one allocating $100,000 for Saudi Arabia’s run for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, here. https://wikileaks.org/saudi-cables/doc42174.html On June 22, Inner City Press for the Free UN Coalition for Access asked UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric about this allocation — he said to “ask the General Assembly” — and about SaudiLeaks more generally (he declined to comment). Video here. Inner… Read more »
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Russia just one-upped the Saudis in China http://finance.yahoo.com/news/russia-just-one-upped-saudis-180031804.html Moscow just one-upped the Saudis in China: Russia is officially Beijing’s No. 1 crude supplier. “China imported a record 3.92 million metric tons from its northern neighbor in May, according to data emailed by the Beijing-based General Administration of Customs on Tuesday,” according to Bloomberg. “That’s equivalent to 927,000 barrels a day, a 20% increase from the previous month. Saudi sales slumped 42% from April to 3.05 million tons.” What’s more: The Kingdom fell to third place behind Angola, which sold 3.26 million tons to China, up 14% from April. As China’s… Read more »
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U.S. response to Kurdish advances in Syria tempered by caution

http://news.yahoo.com/u-response-kurdish-advances-syria-tempered-caution-230139694.html

By highlighting battlefield gains in northern Syria by a reliable partner on the ground, the White House sought to further justify President Barack Obama’s policy of limiting U.S. military involvement in the fight to reverse Islamic State’s conquests there and in neighboring Iraq.

But it was also a stark reminder of Washington’s stumbling bid to turn moderate Syrian Arab rebels into a viable fighting force.

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Anon: Yeah, well – – some of us remember the supply drop at Kobane which dropped right into ISIS hands, and the airstrikes that never hit any ISIS at all, but really raised hell with grain storage and other Syrian infrastructure. I doubt the Syrian Kurds trust DC any farther than anyone else does, including most Americans. Remember that in polls, the US Congress scored lower in approval than either lice or cockroaches.

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Can’t We All Just Get Along and March on Raqqa? 😎 http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/06/23/cant-we-all-just-get-along-and-march-on-raqqa-kurds-free-syrian-army-isis/ Reaching a common understanding on what occurred in Tal Abyad, however, has been hindered by the Kurds’ feud with the mainstream Syrian opposition. Yesterday, Kurdish forces prevented a fact-finding mission from the Syrian National Coalition tasked with investigating the truth of the claims from entering the retaken city. The coalition’s hostility toward the Syrian Kurds, Muslim said, was the reason that they had been refused access to the area. The people in Tal Abyad, he said, “don’t trust this coalition, because they have made many statements supporting Daesh.”… Read more »
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Iraqi Christians returning from Turkey to fight ISIL
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940402001446

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China presses US to invest more in its own economy

http://news.yahoo.com/china-presses-us-invest-more-own-economy-215908014–finance.html

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O.k, so some of you know my predictions that I have stated on here before, here is one where i stated that the E.U will collapse, this is just the start, Germany as i have said will switch sides and join the BRICS related countries, and i would say also some other countries in Europe as well, it’s going to get nasty, you will have pro-americans vs anti-american in most of the countries.

In the end it will be the people of the world who have had enough of being second to politicians.It won’t happen overnight but it will happen.

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You are overestimating. Oskar Lafontaine WAS a famous and beloved politician of the Social Democrat Party once, leading the left wing part of that Party until he broke with the chancellor Schröder because of “neoliberal” policies. Later he joined the largely isolated left wing party “die Linke” bringing his West German contacts and became the shared leader of the party. It allowed this party to ensure a presence in the German parliament from the critical 5 percent to a whopping 10 percent. Now that party has a strong communist wing and criticizing the USA is not unusual for them. It… Read more »
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Nobilitatis: Yeah, well, at least he has enough guts go after DC, full tilt boogie. Might put a little starch in a few other spines, who knows? I like the guy, and I don’t care if he’s retired or not – -he’s got guts, and guts is enough.

Sicel Joe
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Chevi, this is what I foresee happening too. The US society model, little by little, is going down the bucket with all its inherent limitations. A nefarious masonic social experiment gone terribly astray.

Ozskeptic
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CHEVI789
“It won’t happen overnight but it will happen.”
You are gonna luv this !!!
BREAKING NEWS!
Australia has said it will join a China-led infrastructure bank as a founding member, contributing 930m Australian dollars ($718.5m; £455m) over five years.The move will make Australia the sixth biggest shareholder of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). More than 50 members have signed up to the lender, which is widely seen as a rival to the Western-led World Bank.

The US and Japan have refused to join, however. [LOL!]
Surprised Chevi? ….. I sure was!

Arklight
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Wizard: The US probably wasn’t allowed to join because it has nothing left of value to open with; the Japanese wouldn’t join because they don’t trust Red China any more than anybody else trusts the US. Red China’s contribution to the enterprise will, probably, be to wallpaper the corporate offices in Beijing with US Treasuries, which are no good for anything else, anyway.Didn’t Aussie already do a 30 year natural gas contract with Red Chine? Withe the gas coming from the East Timor Sea? With the East Timorese getting nothing for their part of the gas yield (including a ‘Thank… Read more »
CHEVI789
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Oz, the Australian government is playing both sides but really on the side of the yanks, i read that on ABC news Oz, it was a kicker…lol.

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Viva Ziad, and viva the Druze. The cover is blowing off the Five Eyes’ co-conspirators masquerading as ‘Islamic radicals’ Down Under. * * * * * * Zaky Mallah is the face of the fifth-column takfiri stooges parading themselves as ‘reformed’ extremists’ in Australia. Zaky Mallah considers head rat al-Jawlani of the Nusrats org, to be ‘humble and well-spoken’ who ‘knows the tactics of jihad inside out’. Part of that may be true. Then this swine proceeds to praise up Zahraan ‘Alloush, the Saudi commander of Liwa al-Islam, perpetrator of the sarin attack on the Ghouta of August 2013, who… Read more »
Dave in Australia
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Thanks for the link my friend in the South Island. Newmatilda looks like a pretty cool site, have to read more of their stuff. Like the article about Ciobo classified ‘Probably Satire’.

the Thylacine
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Not quite the South Island, which is across the ditch.
It’s, ‘Terra Australis Incognito del Espiritu Santo’ — the Great South Land of the Holy Spirit’ according to the Portuguese who ‘found’ it. Works for me…

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Some answers of Colonel Abdulsatar Al-Assaf: 1) I’m curious about certain allegations made by FSA fighters. They’ve claimed that the regime would kidnap/attack their families if they figured out their identities, given that their families were residing in a government controlled city. Apparently they would try to contact the fighters to make them turn themselves in by threatening their families. Can you confirm or deny? Also, have you ever witnessed/heard about things where officers in the army allegedly executed their own soldiers for not carrying out orders, or for showing the slightest sympathy or empathy towards the rebels? Did anything… Read more »
Anonymous
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Shut your trap! You little filthy smelly INBRED SHLOMO MONSTER from RACIST ISRAEL

Nobilitatis
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It sounds exactly like what a rat would claim writing their fantasy books. Not at all natural. And I came from a country with strict surveillance in the past.
Do you know how to spot a lying person? He tells you what you expect to hear.

Stein Bauge
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why post this old crap? It’s well-known that not all SyAAF pilots were loyal, but these have been weeded out/grounded

Czech guy
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I have troubles with reports from Almasdar like this.
http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/battle-map-ypgfsa-capture-ayn-issa-and-brigade-93-in-ar-raqqah/

It means in the end:
SAA is allied with YPG (in Hasaka)
YPG is allied with FSA (in Rakka, reference above)
FSA is allied with Nusra (almost everywhere)
Nusra is allied with ISIS (on places)

A question – is YPG leaning more towards FSA (hard-line islamists I suppose) or SAA? What to expect from YPG in the future?

Arklight
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Czech: 1.More like a working agreement, or accomodation, not unusual between YPG and SAA. 2.YPG does have some FSA fighting alongside them, but generally speaking is NOT ‘allied’ with FSA. 3. Sometimes, it depends on whether or not anybody got up in the morning with a hangover. Those days could be hard on the troops, 4. rarely, but yeah, it does happen.

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Rats have gone silent. …. NEED SOME ‘GOOD’ NEWS, OH RATTY WRITERS? Here’s the good news to cheer you, in this Holiest of months: “ISIL breaks into women’s prison in Mosul!!!” [Awu-Akbbar… more that 72 virgins here!] Now here’s the BAD news: The ISIL Takfiri terrorists ‘master of coin’ has been killed after a roadside bomb detonated in the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul. ISIL Finance Minister Mohammed Zaalan al-Afari was killed in a booby trap ambush on the Gayara-Mosul road after he took part in the opening of a women’s prison for those not committed to sexual jihad. Saeed… Read more »
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MORE ON AUSTRALIA’S DECISION TO JOIN ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE BANK: SYDNEY—After months of hesitation, Australia confirmed it would join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, saying intense negotiations with China and other partners had eased its concerns over how the US$100 billion fund will be run. Despite pressure from Washington NOT to join the China-led organization, Australia will become a member along with other U.S. ‘allies’ such as the U.K. and Germany. Australia’s commitment will make it the sixth-largest shareholder of the AIIB, which has been seen as a potential rival to the U.S.-led World Bank. Australia will pay roughly 930 million… Read more »
Ozskeptic
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WTF??
I am a level 10 cesar!! What d’ya think of that Jack?
My birthday June 24th…,, Can’t think of a nicer present.
Thank you all for being here with me for the past few years.
More wine!!!

Canthama
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Hey Oz, happy birthday my friend. Have some more wine….

Anonymous
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Cheers cesar ! – ^
Hope there will be some well deserved presents for Syria also.. .

the Thylacine
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On yer, cobber. Always good to read your take.

Arklight
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Wizzard: Happy Birthday, and congrats!

CHEVI789
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Happy birthday fellow Aussie

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