THE IRONIES OF SYRIAN POLITICS; THE BA’ATH AND RUSSIAN BOOTS ON THE GROUND

This is one of the three founders of the Ba’ath Party, Michel Aflaq.  Along with Salaahuddeen Al-Bitar and Zaki Al-Arsouzi, they established a Pan-Arab political party committed to fighting imperialism and uniting the Arab World.  They were secularists through and through.  Aflaq was a Syrian Orthodox Christian, Bitar was a Sunni Muslim and Arsouzi was an Alawi from the Iskanderoun region, now occupied by the Turks.  It was their legacy that kept Putin at arms length……… for a while.

 

The Syrian conflict started in March 2011 in the southern agro-center of Der’ah.  It is now late September in 2015,  4 and 1/2 years later and the war has gone from a series of demonstrations mixed with cunningly deployed snipers, whose task it was to kill civilians while blaming it on the Assad government, to a full-fledged foreign-backed war designed to overthrow the legally elected government of Dr. Assad and supplant it with a backward (read: malleable) Wahhabist regime of obeisant monkeys and cockroaches.   That is the Neo-Con/Zionist plan hatched in the Western capitals of the so-called First World.  It has been a disaster no less agonizing than Bush’s mutton-headed decision to invade Saddam’s Iraq.

The Ba’ath is a secretive organization and political party whose roots can be traced to the Post-WWI ideologies of scientific socialism, the war against oppression and the need to survive the machinations of the unreconstructed colonialist regimes in France and England.  It was born in the cauldron of secrecy – opening up only to those who reached levels of trust established through a record of sacrifice for Arab nationalism.  It was also deeply committed to never repeating the nightmarish mandates which gave the French and English license to tyrannize the people of the Middle East.  We have an in-built, perfunctory abhorrence of foreign boots – even if their soles were attached in a friendly country.

What is ironic is that for over 4 years, the Western mainstream media kept repeating a mantra which, for a while, augured the imminent collapse of the Syrian government and the rise of “moderate” forces supported by “democracy loving” states like the USA, France, Germany, Turkey and even included the monumentally despotic regimes of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.  You remember the lines from the beginning of the crisis: “embattled”, “surrounded”, “tottering”, “ineffective”.  And even more hilarity was sprinkled on the stories with references to the “moderate”, “progressive”, “secular”,  “enlightened” opposition, terms used to describe the inept army defectors who would soon be complicit in massacring and/or expelling minorities as a contribution to the process of establishing an Islamic thingamajig with “Shari’ah Law” as its jurisprudential compass.  Much of the irony lies in the Western and Eastern support for the same group which killed over 3,000 Americans on September 11.  But, that was water under the bridge.

Just as ironically, while the Western media was slathering one layer after another of nonsense about the fall of the Assad government, Syria’s own military experts kept repeating that the war would end soon, a position which resulted in the presidendent, himself,  making predictions which would turn out to be unrealizable.

When the Russians did not deploy troops to Syria, the Western media – and even Obama’s advisors – assumed that the Russians would come around to Washington’s game and acquiesce to the ouster of Dr. Assad in exchange for a lifetime supply of SPAM and American television serials.  Ironically, during all this time, the Chief of the Russian General Staff, General Gerasimov, had in place a plan to deploy Russian troops and equipment to Syria when the time was right.  The time would be right when the blithering Syrians would ask for such assistance.  Since March 2011 until very recently, the Syrians refused to ask for such help.

He is said to be hard-lined about everything.  General Valerii Gerasimov, seen here delivering his patented scowl at a military parade.

When the Russians finally began sending a potent military force and advanced equipment to Syria, the Western Press added to its miserable record of miscalculation by attributing the assistance to the failures of the Syrian Army – conveniently forgetting that the army was generally successful in all its engagements with the terrorists and forgetting the very inconvenient fact that Dr. Assad was still in power after 4 and one-half years of their misreading the crystal ball or Ouija Board which they used to predict the outcome of his stewardship.

But, irony begets irony.  You see, it wasn’t the military situation which necessitated the Russian build-up in Syria, it was the Russian dream of having a naval base in the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea and a forward army base in a friendly country which brought about the seeming intervention.  Ironically, the Russian deployments were not to prop up the Assad government, per se, rather, it was to secure the base once the very xenophobic Syrian Ba’ath leadership decided it wanted to end this war more quickly.  It was only then, when the Syrian government finally decided to make the move toward internationalizing its war against all of ISIS, the United States, NATO, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, that the formal request went out to Moscow for immediate deployment of Russian troops and advisers.  In fact, here’s the most ironic twist, the Ba’ath had to accept what it was loath to for decades: a foreign presence on Arab soil for a long period of time in order to pay for the vast supplies of advanced weapons the Russians were now willing to generously give in exchange for this land grant.

The arrogance of American foreign policy is not lost on anyone.  John Kerry has readjusted his GPS and talks about “transition”.  Obama is livid with anger over the Russian deployments.  He wanted the situation to devolve into a full stalemate so that Assad could be eased out of office while ISIS controlled the area over which (or under which) the new gas pipeline from Iran would traverse.  Kerry went so far as to ludicrously posit that Russia’s propping up of Assad’s government would “prolong” the war – as though the United wanted something else besides prolonging the war.  Isn’t it ironic how Russia’s help in fighting ISIS has now become a sticking point?  I mean, shouldn’t Moscow want to fight ISIS while overthrowing Assad – just like the numskulls at Washington think tanks advocate?  Isn’t American foreign policy wonderful?  And, isn’t it ironic how the Russians see their presence at Tartous and Latakia as linked to the durability and longevity of the very young president of Syria?  Irony? Maybe.  ZAF

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They should just reform the Soviet Union by force if necessary, because NATO didn’t follow the Warsaw Pact example into disarmament, and also the “independent” former states began to provocatively ask for NATO to expand on Russia’s doorstep. Hail Putin on his role in Russia. Is it true the Chinese are on the way too ?

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Ziad, with your love of “irony”, you’ll like this one.

A 50-year-old President who claims to be an ardent nationalist is dependent for his survival on Russia, Iran, and Lebanon’s Hezbollah….

That’s a bit more straightforward than conspiracy theories, isn’t it?

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according to some sites 1000 Chinese marines will come to Syria. Their special task is killing Turkistan Jihadis. According to DEBKA Iran gave 75 tanks to Hezbollah and self propelled artillery howitzers.
The whole world wants to see the defeat of Jihadis and peace for the Syrian nation.

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Nice summary.Circumstances sometimes make strange bedfellows.

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Without the Russians becoming proactively involved, at some point in time a a no fly zone would have come into being, preceded by Al Qaedas Air Force going after the Syrian Army. I think they were at that point, the Russians and Chinese knew it The trigger was Syrian migrants flooding Europe, a crisis manufactured by the US Turks UK and the usual suspects… and we have to get rid of the Syrian Government first For the little childrens sake… bhollox none of the bastards have a humanitarian bone in their entire bodies Then we will destroy ISIS .That FUCKING… Read more »

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So proud of our Syria

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Shed some light on the Fuah Kafraya and Zabadani transfers taking place now?

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Ziad, good pience and background on the subject, we can always get news from the web but not with the death of intimate details like yours. Thank you.

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Germany never supplied any “moderate” rebels with arms. You may have mixed up with Great Britain.

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So if the Americans and the Turks do not abide, cooperate and listen to the Russian real anti-ISIS Coalition, then they OUGHT TO INSIST ON A NO-FLY ZONE for the American fake anti ISIS coalition. If America and there allies do not follow the rules of Syria, Russia and Iran in this Operation against ISIS, Russia should threaten and actually shoot down American and coalition Jets. Ita to dangerous to have the real anti-ISIS coalition in the air, with Syrian troops on the ground, while American cosmetic missions cross our path. Russia, China, Iran, Iraq, the Lebanese resistance and the… Read more »

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this overt intervention by foreign powers will unite the muslims in a holy jihad. make no mistake about it. this activity is exactly what the muslim extremist want. and as gunny sergeant highway said one time. they will adapt, they will improvise and they will overcome.

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Fine writeup. I am gathering several articles on the “crisis” and how it came to be, to have a plausible an presentable, concise post for social media… not easy, have to shorten here and there.. haven’t seen anything like that so far. Absolutely necessary in this time, when there are as many doubtful readers in the west as never before.

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Just getting in what could be a very very big development on Europe’s Southern front. According to the latest reports from Italian newspapers, it seems that at least Italy might have become the first European NATO country that has decided to take out ISIS human traffickers. Reports claim that Salah Al Maskhout, a Libyan national, who was the principal organizer of people smuggling from Libya’s Zuwara area into Italy was assassinated along with 8 of his monkey followers by a commando group who supposedly “spoke Italian” . This was the claim made by Libya’s Congressional president, Abu Sahmain. More than… Read more »

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one day a crane crashes another a stampede.
these jewish folks in the donmeh royal house of saud.
these mossad mi6 run kosher bad acts.
they seem to be slaughtering folks for the talmud.
turned mecca into a disney land destroyed all the ancient sites.

demonic saturnic vampyres
time for saudi aramco to go.

Hajj “stampede” caused by Saudi Prince security forces

http://82.221.129.208/ag3index.html

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It´s not even secondly about the Russian base against the western satanic forces, primarily i would say it´s about the extermination of Daesh before they reach Russia and beyond. When Russia became 100% sure on the US role in this they had to act since it´s an existential matter. When Russia is threatened it´s all in, in a surprise move, no remorse full steam ahead, Hence the panicking hysteria among the schoolgirls and ass-clown, gay-monkeys in the White House who probably got caught by surprise right in the middle of an act of sodomy and whatnot. But thanks for this… Read more »

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Ziad, your appreciation of the history of Syrian independence is not quite correct. You make no mention of the fact that the British under Churchill were quite keen on Syrian independence – Churchill was always a supporter- indeed it was Churchill who caused Great Britain to recognise Syria in 1944 and finally clinched independence in 1945 when he put irresistable pressure on a reluctant de Gaulle to withdraw French troops from Damascus and all of Syria. Churchill had to tread carefully with the French in Syria.Remember, after 1941 it was the Free French controlling Syria- not a lot different from… Read more »

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Syria needs and should have sought all the help it can get from day one.There is no shame or dishonor in seeking help from allies.In fact without it you are likely to fail.
The Americans used the French help when they revolted against the British to get their independence. Without the allies, French resistance against nazis would have been wiped out.Allies and Russians helped each other in WWII
.Algerian revolution,Vietnam,Lebanese resistance..all would not have succeeded without the help of allies and friends.The examples in history are numerous.

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Let’s not underestimate Russia’s help throughout the entire war. It was not knowing how Russia would respond that kept the U.S. and others from invading the country. It was the overt Turkish intervention in Aleppo and Idlib that finally “forced” Russia’s hand and sent the unmistakable message of her intent to protect the legitimate government in Damascus and its geopolitical interests in the region. Russia was essentially declaring the end of regime change with its bold and strategic move.

Keep faith and trust in the SAA!

God Protects the Syrian Army!

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Israel Grants First Golan Heights Oil Drilling License To Dick Cheney, Rothschild & Rupert Murdoch Linked Co in 2013

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BREAKING NEWS*******************************BREAKING NEWS****ACHTUNG ISRAEL!!

Rumors of Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning-CV-16 has docked at Tartus port in Syria

Gregor Peter 0l 1m1 minute ago
Rumors (probably BS): Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning-CV-16 has docked at Tartus port in Syria

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Global Defense Journal New Flash: Are the Chinese about to join the fight against ISIS in Syria? According to several sources, the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning-CV-16 has docked at the Syrian port of Tartus, accompanied by a guided missile cruiser. The carrier was without its planes. Some analysts think the planes could follow up sometimes in November, transiting through Iran. Furthermore, Russian officers were spotted in Baghdad, Iraq, which could indicate the Russian action will not be restricted to Syria. Analysts predict Russian forces could target insurgents from the Russian federation (Chechnya, Caucasus ) in both Iraq and Syria, as… Read more »

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A Chinese aircraft carrier docks at Tartus to support Russian-Iranian military buildup
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 26, 2015, 1:17 PM (IDT)

This turn of evens has a highly detrimental effect on Israel’s strategic and military position. It also strengthens Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in his determination to turn the nuclear deal concluded in July into a tool for isolating the US politically, militarily and economically in the Middle East, rather than a milestone on the road to a breakthrough in ties with Iran, as the Obama administration had hoped.

http://www.debka.com/article/24909/A-Chinese-aircraft-carrier-docks-at-Tartus-to-support-Russian-Iranian-military-buildup-

dedicated to you Mr. ZIAD:

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Gregor Peter L0gg0l 4m4 minutes ago That Putin speech at the UN (he was allegedly working on for one whole month) will be huge. He will announce that U.S dominancy has ended Gregor Peter L0gg0l 8m8 minutes ago ” The official also confirmed that Russian destroyers are in position off the Mediterranean coast. ” [link to http://www.foxnews.com] … Gregor Peter L0gg0l 10m10 minutes ago Describing the arrival of Russian military personnel in Baghdad, one senior U.S. official said, “They are popping up everywhere.” Gregor Peter L0gg0l 14m14 minutes ago Debka was right on that one: Russia, Syria, Iraq, Iran to… Read more »

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Take a good look at the stoney hard face of General V .Gerasimov and remember it because in the future we will be seeing and hearing a lot more of him .A man of destiny

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It is all well and good to be beat the Syrian nationalist “we don’t need any help” drums, but the reality is that America and its terrorist allies were about to make a major move on Syria with No-Fly Zones and God knows what else. The entire “Syrian Refugee Crisis” was obviously being used as a propaganda pretext for this America-led invasion. The endless coverage of this crisis by the Western media was meant to prepare public opinion for this “humanitarian” bombing and invasion–similar to Western propagaqnda campaigns about “a dictator killing his own people, “Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction”… Read more »

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Ziad, Thanks for shedding the light of political history on the Russian involvement. Clearly the reluctance of more intense Russian involvement is not due to cynical calculus on the part of Putin. Maybe those whiners about Russia being such an Ivan come lately to the fray will shut their pie holes for a while. Jeez, the anti-Russian trolls are annoying — like gnats buzzing in our ears. They are insignificant — but pests just the same.

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It is difficult to see how the presence of 1,000 Chinese marines are going to improve this awful situation in Syria. You can be certain that China does not give a fig for Assad and is looking out only for itself. One question that you might ask is that after this is over, will the Chinese leave and will the Russians annex Syria as a protected colony? The question that bothers me is where was the carrier group from the US? Supposedly the Theodore Roosevelt carrier battle group was in the area? Where is the US military while this is… Read more »

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Breaking: Ceasefire broken due to SAA bombing Taftanaz (specifically Jaish al Fateh terrorists). Jaish al Fateh have begun bombarding Fuah and Kafraya with mortars in response.

Did anyone other than Jaish al Fateh know that Taftanaz was included in the ceasefire?

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Liberation Kuweires Aiport matter of days.

#Syria : Loy. sources : on-going offensive to reach #Kweires airport closing to Shaykh Ahmad village

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I liked the article and insights, Ziad, until you wrote “Much of the irony lies in the Western and Eastern support for the same group which killed over 3,000 Americans on September 11th” You owe it to yourself to research the events of September 11th. The entire event was orchestrated by the American government and the Bilderberg cabal that controls it. The planes and hijackers were totally fake–it can be proven beyond a doubt from thousands of pieces of evidence. There are many outstanding books and films and websites that present this evidence. No one in America or even the… Read more »

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There are NO NEW recruits for the London and Paris bankers.
They are already for 2 years trying to get mercenaries from every CIA hole they can find.
Like Bosnia, Albania, Afghanistan, Libya, etc.
But these mercenaries know Syria is a death zone to them.
And mercenaries want to return home to enjoy their money.
So there are not many mercenaries prepared to go to Syria.

No new recruits.
Mercenaries do not want to go.

So the war in Syria will end one day.
No worries.

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Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning carrying J-15 jets docked at Tartus port accompanied by a guided missile cruiser.

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https://twitter.com/NorthernStork/status/647825592268685312

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Ja Nike go fuck your jihadi goat moron..

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The article below is one of the best I ever read on the current Syrian conflict, well written and to the point on its many facets, worth reading it.

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/equating-assad-isis-west-helps-prolong-war/ri9935

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Allegations at a military forum that SAA shelled a town that was not supposed to be attacked according to ceasefire, and rats now resume their attack at the Shia towns in Idlib. Anyone seen anything about that? Could be someone reading rat sites too much.

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Somewhat wrong about one thing. It was Putin’s wish and need to demonstratively crush the IS and solve several problems with one strike, including the EU’s own ones that was a factor. But without agreement from your crazy government it would have never been possible.

Can you tell me what it is with the Assads and the Sauds? Somehow it appears that the Syrian leadership thinks the Sauds as a counterweight against Iranian influence. Or was my Algerian Baathist friend false?

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Ron Paul Liberty Report – Boehner Resigns But Expect More Of The Same

Streamed live on Sep 25, 2015

The surprise announcement from House Speaker John Boehner that he would resign the Speakership and his Congressional seat at the end of October has sent shockwaves through the Washington establishment. But guess what will change in the House — not much at all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEveEtbaSP8

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well the sauds are central in the war against Syria. So it does not help much if they counterweigh Iran – which anyway has helped Syria survive this .. so it sounds like nonsense

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This is awesome piece from Eric Draitser: The Operation Mockingbird is Still Alive and Well.

Just 4 mins, worth watching it.

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So them Syrians are bad. Russia always wanted to help, but “the very xenophobic Syrian Ba’ath leadership” didn’t want it…
Wow… Now we know it all. lol
Ziad is Syrian or Russian? He doesn’t have a Syrian perspective, he has a Russian perspective.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin: Who created ISIS?

Published on Sep 26, 2015

In 2014, President Obama named the three major threats to US national security; ISIS, Russia and Ebola (because spiraling national debt, unequal distribution of wealth, over-incarceration, climate change etc are less pressing issues.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3dLeMrt7aY

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Ziad & readers, some people speaking bad about SyrianPerspective on Twitter: @finriswolf
A Syrian man (Ziad Fadel) in Michigan who claims to work for the court system calls for the killing of US soldiers https://t.co/X6pltqSHDF

https://twitter.com/finriswolf/status/647698038467641344

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The video below is from late 2014, but it still worth watching now, Putin in his best, clear and direct ot the point, during the Seminar “The World Order : New rules or no rules”. (8mins).

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Ziad, a masterful breakdown. It has long been my hunch that the SAA leadership were not so different from their ‘eternal-war’ opposite numbers in the Pentagon, in that they, being professional soldiers, grew inured to fighting, and focused on winning battles, rather than seeking a decisive annihilation of the enemy, in order to restore Syria’s security. This is no doubt a weakness of soldiers worldwide, and the cause of the saying, ‘War is too important to be left to generals’. Thus the slowness in adopting aerostats, drone surveillance, satellite analysis, etc, to prevent re-infiltration, which would have meant endless war… Read more »

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Russia has deployed at least one Il-20 Coot spyplane to Syria http://theaviationist.com/2015/09/25/il-20-deployed-to-syria/ A frequent visitor of the international airspace over the Baltic has been deployed to Syria. Along with the 28 combat planes that have arrived at al-Assad International Airport via Iran hiding under Il-76 cargo planes last week, the Russian Air Force has deployed at least one Il-20 Coot surveillance plane to Syria. Even though satellite imagery has not yet unveiled its presence on an apron at the airfield near Latakia, an Il-20 Coot spyplane has already arrived in Syria to reinforce the Russian contingent, according to one of… Read more »

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Nice, seems there could be a new coalition. Russia is really pressing forward with an anti-ISIS coalition to rope in more countries thereby reinvigorating the old arab-Russian aliances, basically undoing what america has been trying to do, take over the whole world for their zionist master.

Why are some americans so dumb as not to see that they are dying , being bled dry, lied to, manipulated, conned etc for the zionists?.

http://www.rt.com/news/316592-russia-syria-islamic-state/

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NOW article: Hezbollah arrests CIA rat who infiltrated Hez. security. Good. Make the fucker sweat.

https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/NewsReports/565961-hezbollah-arrests-cia-infiltrator

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Going Underground
British government at war with the Kurds, President Assad and the NHS (E255)
http://www.rt.com/shows/going-underground/316578-nato-turkey-violence-civilians/
Afshin Rattansi speaks to Michelle Allison, from the Kurdish National Congress about delivering a letter to the prime minister asking the British government to stop NATO ally Turkey using violence against civilians. And a Syrian political activist tells us what’s happening on the ground in Syria as President Assad battles Islamic State forces.

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Will let you know if i see more–but this was at the end of an article on the yahoo website———–

In other developments, efforts to evacuate civilians as part of a six-month truce in flashpoint Syrian villages stalled when protesters blocked a key route.

“Dozens of men… cut off the road that was to be used to evacuate civilians from Fuaa and Kafraya,” the last two regime-held villages in northwest Idlib province.

A UN-brokered ceasefire to include Fuaa, Kafraya and Zabadani — the only remaining rebel bastion along Syria’s border with Lebanon — was reached Thursday between warring parties in Syria……………………………………….

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Hey people, VT, according to Gordon Duff, is saying that there are NO Russian troops in Syria. Now, what game are these guys playing?