DE MISTURA NOT SO MYSTERIOUS; DR. ASSAD KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT’S IN HIS BAG OF TRICKS; FEDERALISM AS A TROJAN HORSE

Hubble bubble, toil and trouble.  Abracadabra, please and thank you.  Staffan De Mistura, practices the black arts at the United Nations.

“White people think they are so clever.  Clever to a fault.  When they can’t have their way through the front, they go through the back door.  And when they can’t open any doors, they just blow the house up.” Ziad A. Fadel from his “Compendium of Ziad’s Quotations” (Random House, 2017) 

Staffan De Mistura is no mystery to SyrPer.  He comes as the third in a short list of failures starting with Kofi Annan, and then, Lakhdar Brahimi.  All were complete flops.  In fact, SyrPer awarded Lakhdar Brahimi the annual Miguel De Cervantes Don Quixote Award for Tilting at Windmills in appreciation of his uselessness as a U.N. mediator for the Syrian crisis.  Yet, despite prior shortcomings and suspicious proclamations, the tag-team of Annan-Brahimi managed to establish one very serious fact on the ground:  you have to have the involvement of Russia to get anything done right.  And so, with Vladimir Putin in the saddle, much of the previous impediments to the convening of a conference to resolve the crisis were eliminated.

     

Russia’s Marlboro Man incarnate.  I can hear the Elmer Bernstein theme song from the “Magnificent Seven” arranged by Serge Prokofiev.

So what were the impediments, you ask? Let’s list them:

1.  The Syrian Opposition, couched in the singular, belied the ugly truth that it was one “opposition”.  Instead, it was an oleo of groups and individuals motivated by the desire to oust the very popular president of Syria who just happened to be:

a.  Alawite (Although his religiosity won’t get him through the Pearly Gates)

b.  A Ba’athist (Secular and Pan Arab)

c.  Progressive (A real downer for dyed-in-the-wool Islamists)

d. Connected to Iran (Makes Zionists, Wahhabists and Qataris cringe)

e. Connected to Russia (Makes Americans and NATO-ists twitch uncontrollably)

f. Rich as Croesus. (Hey, he’s an Arab leader of an Arab country. What did you expect?)

g. Married to a gorgeous and superbly educated Syrian woman born in England. (This really miffs Erdoghan whose wife resembles a samovar)

h. Blue-eyed.  This is a major obsession with Obama.  “Huccum I don’t gots dem blue eyes?” Sorry Barack, it’s the Crusades.  You missed it.

And, then, there is the makeup of the opposition:

2.  The Syrian Opposition hates itself.  It would be nigh impossible to find one group or one individual who didn’t despise all the rest.  For example:

a.  Dr. Haitham Al-Mannaa’ considers all other groups terrorists.  All other groups think Al-Mannaa’ works for Dr. Assad. Nizaar Nayyoof, a left-leaning Alawite opposition activist and award winning non-entity, is suspected of being an Assad agent although he spent 10 years in a Syrian prison ostensibly, according to his enemies, to write a thesis on the penal system, a veritable sequel to “Shock Corridor”.  Then there’s Captain Kangaroo, a/k/a George Sabra who once led the ineptly named “National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces” (NACOSROF) -well, isn’t that precious?  As a Christian communist, he mixes Antiochian Orthodox rituals with devil worship just to bide his time before his anticipated rise to power as the new president of Syria.  (He will be lucky if the Syrian Political Security Bureau lets him pick his preferred noose at his upcoming execution.)          

George Sabra, seen here at his “penthouse” apartment in an Istanbul bordello courtesy of MIT’s Hakan Fidan.

b.  Then, there’s the hotelier opposition who get to stay in 5 star hotels in cities like Geneva, Istanbul, Cairo, Riyadh, Doha, Madrid, Paris and Newark.  Their lives are spent figuring out what they are going to do after Dr. Assad decides he’s going to run for his third term as president.  Haitham Al-Maalih, who has called for Dr. Assad’s execution, going so far as to promote the beheading of all the Assad children, must be planning a renewal of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” which he might successfully produce in Borneo.  Then there’s Ma`moun Al-Homsi, who famously pointed an accusatory index finger at an imaginary audience of Alawites, as he warned them of standing up and defending their country.  He certainly has a great future as Syria’s new Minister of Subterranean Hygiene.  Other Holiday Inn luminaries are:  Ghassan “Shitto” Hitto, Ahmad Al-Khateeb and the very forgettable Turkish matron, Suhair Al-Atassi,  whose future selling Avon cosmetics at the Reyanli Refugee Camp is virtually assured.

c.  But, there’s also the Saudi-Qatari-Raghead coalition of disgruntled anti-Iranian faux-Sunni Wahhabist blaspheming wigglers who perform any act, no matter how foul, to please their Arabian financiers.  These include such sedenterized grubs like Ahmad Jarbaa, a scion of the illustrious Shammar tribe which spans areas from Syria, Iraq to Jordan and Arabia.   For some reason, the white CIA goons in Langley thought he’d be just “nifty” as an on-site comprador, what his history as Syria’s reigning Super Pimp.   And, also, Kamaal Labwaani, who has made Occupied Palestine his new home as he grovels for jackbooted Zionist affection whilst snubbing his nose at Palestinians who could never have it so good.  Why he actually told the Mileikowski (Netanyahu) junta that he would “personally” turn over the Golan to them once Dr. Assad was overthrown.  Such dreams in the minds of such imbeciles.

And, there is the 3rd impediment which is an axis of nations committed to ousting the president of Syria because he trucks with the Iranians and has given Iran the go-ahead for its game-changing natural gas pipeline across Iraq to the Syrian coast.  The axis is made up of Saudi Arabia, the Zionist Obscenity and Turkey – a pretty formidable looking alliance but for the presence of the first member which has managed to boondoggle in a war against the poorest, and, yet, the most obdurate nation in the Arab World,  Yemen.  And we note, with much consternation – spiced with the usual venom – that each has found his own quagmire; the Turks in northern Syria with the PKK and the Zionists who are planning another dimwitted invasion of Lebanon to take on Hizbollah and, not to be neglected, Saudi Arabia for the reasons set forth herein-above.  Sounds like someone is planning his own big exit, doesn’t it?  Whatever the case, these nations have no interest in the success of the Geneva talks. To the contrary, they have every reason to scupper the talks.

The U.S. is struggling to keep the Saudis happy while not immersing itself in another foreign catastrophe.  Obama’s recent interview with the Atlantic Monthly said a lot about his vision for the U.S., even after he leaves office.  It seems the Obama Doctrine, using other people’s armies to accomplish American strategic interests, has given way to a more subtle form of isolationism.  Obama lambasted Cameron for the mess in Libya and virtually rubbed the Saudi’s snouts in their own ordure when he called them free-loaders.  Yet, while American-Saudi relations may have reached an all-time low, the U.S. has not given up on using chicanery to deflect any ridicule from their once beloved Wahhabist allies.

The U.S. actually convinced many of the “opposition” that the issue of Dr. Assad’s future – that is the presidency itself – was a critical part of the agenda and still up for grabs.  Muhammad ‘Alloosh, whose derelict brother was recently vaporized by the Syrian Air Force in the Ghouta, declared pompously on Thursday that no talks would be meaningful without the departure of Dr. Assad.  This was actually repeated, using different patter, by the U.N. mediator himself who started a rumor about presidential elections and a new constitution in the next 6 months.  The Syrian government, speaking through Foreign Minister Waleed Al-Mu’allim and the chief negotiator at the Geneva talks, Dr. Bashar Al-Ja’fari, quickly disabused the opposition of any such possibility.  Even the Russian team further dampened the atmosphere by reiterating a legalistic argument that only the Syrian people could decide the fate of their leader.

So, what does the U.S. do?  It begins to float another idea which discloses Washington’s (correction: Neo-Conservative Washington’s) real intent.  This is something we have written about before:  create new states as buffers against the economic expansion of Iran.  Since the first effort to destroy Syria’s government was a miserable failure, the U.S. has embarked on a new, oooh-so-clever plan:  Federalism!  Let’s chop up Syria into states which are self-governing with a sterile central government teetering-and-tottering on the margins of oblivion.  If the U.S. can get the parties to accept, for example, a United States of Syria, comprised of the State of Kurdistan, the State of Druzistan, the State of Alawistaan, the State of Turkomanistaan, the State of ISIS-Wahhabistan, Sunnistaan, Orthodoxistaan and Armenistaan, then, you manipulate the configurations of the states such that no Iranian oil gas line can cross any friendly territory.  Isn’t that unbelievably intelligent?  Wow.

De Mistura, like his predecessors, works for the United States and Europe.  Make no mistake about it, he advertises his occidental tastes by merely dressing every morning.  He knows who pays his fees and he’s not concealing his own collusion with John Kerry in kiting trial balloons at the conference to see if maybe one of them will endure.  So far, Dr. Ja’fari, has shot down each one.  Waleed Al-Mu’allim went even further and told the world that Dr. Assad’s presidency is a “red line”.

So, what  will the opposition do?  Gee, folks, I just don’t care.  And what will the Saudi apes do?  Ditto.  It appears that with no chance of achieving anything at the conference, the military option remains the only one.  All this will play out as the Syrian Army and Russian Air Force continue their massive onslaught against the only allies of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Khazaristan who are killing Syrians:  the terrorists – ISIS and Alqaeda.  What a universe of hypocrisy for the United States and NATO in which Obama, Cameron and Hollande can wallow.  We know what you’re doing, De Mistura.

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NEWS AND COMMENT:

Read about a new Zionist-Turkish-Saudi security arc, and all without the U.S.:

http://thesaker.is/fundamentalism-on-the-rise-a-sunni-jewish-convergence/

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Weigh the manliness of Putin against his counterparts inthe West. See file video of McCain, Graham and Robert Ford sleeping near a terror training facility / NATO half way house pretending to be cowboys, exhibiting all the machoness of a sexually confused male peacock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViHENVBVbUg Also, I had a confidential source tell me that in the photo of De Mistura attempting to cast a spell, he was reading from a book called the Goetia – the lesser key of solomon. I have a copy of it ( for research purposes only ). Well apparently the book was upside down, so… Read more »

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good analysis

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“””Ziad A. Fadel from his “Compendium of Ziad’s Quotations” (Random House, 2017)”””

Z are you published (2017) or just compiling quotations?

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We had Cervantes in the parental home. I didn’t realize he had so many uses and was so evergreen.

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And who are the US, the Brits and frenchies ? Killers. They know how organize crime. The autochtones of américa, the arfricans and the indians. What is Pakistan else than a monster created by the british. These guys are the real barbares, We have seen then in WWI and II. The result another hideous monsters; israel and saudi arabia destroying the true civilization : Middle east.

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“five dancing Israelis’ – Israel did 9/11

However,
US court ruling against the Islamic Republic over the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/03/14/455633/Iran-Jaberi-Ansari-US-September-11-attacks/

cuckservitism is so strong with US today, looks they are cucked beyond repair.

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He’s the spitting image of Dr Pangloss How about giving him the prestigious Syper Pangloss award for rank optimism

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Kerry sought missile strikes to force Syria’s Assad to step down

Obama wouldn’t have it. Kerry has egg on his face which actually makes him look more handsome.

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Putin Orders Start of Withdrawal From Syria Starting Tuesday

Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that Moscow will begin withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria

On Monday, President Putin indicated that the Kremlin will start withdrawing its main forces in Syria, saying that the military has largely achieved its objectives.

The withdrawal will begin on Tuesday.

According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has informed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of the decision.

DETAILS TO FOLLOW

http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160314/1036274550/putin-orders-syria-withdrawal.html
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This can not be good. Yeah, I’m watching it on RT right now. I am shocked — and not in a good way. Can the SAA finish the job without the Russian support? This seems premature. I hope this works out ok. Its as if the bride was abandoned at the alter. I thought we had a marriage made in heaven. Putin seems to be naive if he thinks he can trust Obama and Cameron. They are like stuffing vipers into your briefs thinking they will think your penis is one of them and make nice. Erdogan must be doing… Read more »

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Confirmed:

http://lenta.ru/news/2016/03/14/putin3/

Nothing good, indeed. This means the S-400 will be withdrawn, too. They should leave at least the air defense.

Anyway, we do not know the details and the background, yet. Economical problems? ( Doubt it, operation not very expensive ) Pressure by some of our idiots inside Russia? Questions over questions.
One thing is sure: treason in unforgivable. If Syria´s enemies win in the end, the responsible should know it.

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The Russian withdrawal threat is either:

1. Taken at face value that Daesh can now be defeated by Syrian and allied forces

2. Taken as pressure on Syria to negotiate by reminding its leadership of what it faces going it alone

3. Or taken as a trap to dupe Turkey and the coalition into invading so they can be destroyed.

4. Bravado that shows how confident Russia is and what quick work it made of destroying the terrorists

5. Reverse psychology where Russia will actually strengthen on Turkey’s borders but signal the opposite

Nothing says these are mutually exclusive.

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Putin is confident that Assad is now winning and appears to trust in the Peace Process.

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If Russia insider newsctoday is correct that putin has asked fir Rusdian troops withdrawl from Syria because according to him the mission is accoplished then it is another foreign polixy failure of Russia of repeatedly betraying allies and keeping winnable wars into a frozen confkict as in donbass

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Syria was winning against terrorists when Russia agreed to anglos Sponsored Un resolution to send kofi aman to give time to terrorusts to regroup.
Rest is histroy
Russian foreign minister lavrov must be raosted alive for his treachery again and again.

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Hi Ziad, this was a fun read, thank you for the time in putting it together.

Ziad, it would be very good for many at Syrper to hear your perspective on Putin’s announcement of Russian troops withdraw. It does seem to be on purposely ambiguous.

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Quote -Waleed Al-Mu’allim went even further and told the world that Dr. Assad’s presidency is a “red line”.

Russian foreign ministry also pushed for federalisation. Russia always betray her allies and leaves things messed upas frozen confluct.

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Everybody be calm and cautious and no panic at all, Putin has already mentioned that a military presence will remain in Tartus and Khmeimim. Let’s remember that Russia has a strategy, and that strategies do not end nor begin in a fortnight, otherwise they are called defeats. And, in Syria, Russia is all but defeated. The fight is still long, but after six years we should start being confident that the resistance put up by Syria is not only a miracle, but the obvious fruit of a silent, organised, international coordination. In any case, things will become clear very soon.… Read more »

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Former Anglo CEO David Drumm remanded in custody with consent to bail

A prominent banker spends a night in the cooler? Have the Queen and Pope lost influence in Ireland? Is this the first Jailed Banker ever? No, remember Iceland? Typo maybe? Practicing for April Fool’s day?

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Solo siria salva siria (SSSS like serbian says) only syria save syria, Thanks hundred to russia but it is better they give to SAA jets, Thank, missiles and SAA do ALONE!

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Ireland beats China, India to grow by 7.8% in 2015 Well, you know when I read that Sydney GDP was overtaking Perth since the mining slump I really had to read the fine print so I visited the Australian Bureau of Statistics and found out that the Financial Sector had increased 60% in 20 years and Manufacturing had shrunk by 50%. Read that more people employed by banks and more people in much more debt. So I really had to scroll down that article. Ireland growing cos of what? Ir’s penis? No, you read for yourself. Big Pharma. What do… Read more »

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”Putin Orders Start of Withdrawal From Syria Starting Tuesday”

Lol…..lol…..lol….SMART….very smart…..and cunning.

He plays chess on a global board……….lol.

With one anouncement and some open ended ”reduction” in no longer needed personal, he has taken the wind out of the neocons political sails in the up comming US elections.

No Russian ”threat” to polarise the US electorate………brilliant……..masterstroke…..lol…..lol

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After Syria and all other crimes of the Bilderberger bankers are ended, one will have to ask how the UN can be reconstituted to represent all humanity and not just the small cadre of nations representing the West. When are India and Brazil and perhaps South Africa going to be let in? When are the main leaders of the organization going to come from Asia and Africa and South America where the majority of humans live?

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I hate to, but I must repeat my last two comments for broader registration:

This should be heard all over Syria again, soon! The sound of joy and relaxation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFNgTYjgfpI&feature=youtu.be

And a very authentic document of devotion to the Syrian cause.
The speech of grand mufti Dr. Ahmad Hassoun upon his son’s assassination in 2011.
A speech full of heartenlightening warmths and overall inviting openeness towards the evildoers in the Syrian tragedy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj0QmykxMQs

A great gesture at a time when everything was sour, but over all still correctable. Sadly, but history teaches us otherwise.

Thanx Canthama for the warm reputation!
at: https://syrianperspective.com/2016/03/syrian-army-kills-57-terrorists-in-hama-another-british-snafu.html#0hTHALyXpbyJk27j.99

Bestest!

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On Syria, de Mistura Lays Out Time Line, Silent on Syrian Kurds By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, March 14 — When UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura took four questions in Geneva on March 14, before ten days of talks beginning with the Assad government, he started with condolences for Turkey on the Ankara attack. Spokesman Ahmad Fawzi gave the first question to “our Turkish colleague” — who asked about the timing of elections in Syria. The next picked questioner identified himself “with the Geneva press corps;” then Al Jazeera Arabic asked if there is any deadline for… Read more »

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It is certainly sad to find confirmation again and again that, small and big, politics is all about interests and not about friendship, but it also helps to know what is Russia’s interests in Syria, besides blocking the Qatari pipeline. That interest is weakening Turkey, a Russian objective for the last 200+ years. The weakening of Turkey means also breaking the wall blocking access to the Mediterranean Sea. And then, no one wants “independent” leaders/states, remember that? The ultimate objective of Russia in Syria is to establish a subservient Kurdish state carved out of, mainly, Turkey and the rest, Syria,… Read more »

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Thank you Ziad. TOO FUNNY! I noted two possible errors. 1. Does Newark have 5 star hotels? 2. You are too kind regarding Erdogan’s wife. She could do with a double burka. The naval and air bases are to remain and to operate normally. This seems that the air strikes will continue. Ground forces to be removed as Latakia is secured. Troops can be redeployed quickly as gear likely to be left behind. I guess time will tell. If RuAF is still pounding ISIS in Palmyra a few days from now, I would think the rats will be exterminated in… Read more »

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SouthFront has received a comment on the Russian military withdrawal from Syria from a source close to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “Russia in international relations is continuing to show a fundamentally different approach than the US and the West. The decision on the partial withdrawal of its military from Syria is a move that clearly shows the commitment of the Russian leadership to the sequence of actions aimed at a comprehensive settlement of the crisis by peaceful means. Russia is not looking for an opportunity to gain a colonial resource-rich territory or create puppet regimes, but only provides… Read more »

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I told you guys about Russia and its interests a month ago, but some chose to argue with me. This pullout is not some sort of feint or double game. It is a pullout of “main military” (Putin’s words) assets from Syria. This obviously includes major air assets as well. Press TV reports that Russian staff will remain to ensure “aviation safety” only. When Russia makes a public withdrawal announcement like this, it’s not easy to reverse.

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1. The Syrians have essentially won the war. Syria will not be divided. 2. The Iran-Iraq-Syria-Hizbullah axis stretches from the borders of Afghanistan/Pakistan to the borders of Israel and the Mediterranean. This axis is led by the senior partner Iran. 3. Putin has smashed the ISIS and rebels and his ability to make a nice clean reduction of Russian military presence in Syria can be interpreted as a sign of the Russian intervention’s success and not weakeness. – How many Russian soldiers have the rebels killed and shown on social media? None AFAIK (excluding the pilots shot down by the… Read more »

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So Russia threats against Syria and Iran are put into action. ● S-300 for Iran “postponed” again. As usual for the treacherous Russia. ● Now Russia withdraws troops from Syria, because Assad doesn’t agree to Russia/USA plan of destroying Syria’s sovereignty and forcing Assad to step down. A month ago Russia openly and officially admitted that it blackmailed Assad and Syria. https://syrianperspective.com/2016/02/kinsibba-liberated-as-rodents-flee-to-idlib-en-masse-huge-gains-in-aleppo.html#comment-148703 tass .ru/en/politics/857758 “It is my personal assessment, I heard Assad’s statement on TV… “OF COURSE, IT [STATEMENT] IS OUT OF TUNE WITH THE DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS MADE BY RUSSIA,” Churkin said. “Russia has invested heavily in this crisis –… Read more »

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Tweets by Leith Abou Fadel: https://twitter.com/leithfadel 1. Russia is only withdrawing ground troops, not their Air Force. A lot of disinformation spread. 2. Turkey is not likely happy. S-400s remain at the Hmaymim Airbase in Jableh and the Russian Air Force is still there. 3. S-400s are remaining in Syria, along with the Russian Air Force. 4. Doesn’t look like the Russian Air Force or Naval fleet is leaving Syria. Only the surplus of soldiers on the ground. Basically Marines. ****** The above is a quote from Iran military forum. Just to add: – The Iraqi army is clocking up… Read more »

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Kerry’s Secret War Plan for Syria – March 14, 2016 Secretary of State Kerry urged President Obama to launch secret missile attacks inside Syria without admitting the U.S. role, a plan that Obama rejected, according to a new report cited by Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter Jeffrey Goldberg’s newly published book-length article on Barack Obama and the Middle East includes a major revelation that brings Secretary of State John Kerry’s Syrian diplomacy into sharper focus: it reports that Kerry has sought on several occasions without success over the past several months to get Obama’s approval for cruise missile strikes against… Read more »

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interesting remarks from watcher at the saker blog a ‘conquering’ force never ever withdraws before the peace treaties have been signed, the i’s and t’s dotted and crossed, How much trust does Putin build with this move? Absolute zero. Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the USA are waiting in the wings to move into Syria the moment it is ‘safe’ and that means the moment Russia makes it clear it no longer cares to defend the people of that nation. Putin’s withdrawal now hands Syria to the monsters- and ISIS recruitment will explode of the back of this knowledge. MANPADs… Read more »

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Putin orders Russian troops to begin pulling out of Syria

A misleading headline. Russia reducing troops because they have gone from bombing over 100 missions a day to just 30 a day. The naval base will remain open. The two airbases in Syria owned by the Russians will remain open and staffed for more bombing.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/14/putin-orders-russian-troops-to-begin-pulling-out-syria.html?intcmp=hpbt1

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LISTEN AND READ THIS CAREFULLY, Russia is NOT going to abandon Syria and never will, Russians are training Syrians to use their new weapons and will have an unlimited (in a sense) supply of weapons, the S-400 will stay in Syria and if removed will be replaced by the S-300 upgraded (equivalent to the S-400) unit. The Russians will NOT give in to the enemies of Syria and is a non-negotiable item for the division nor the removal of Assad, the turks will invade Syria where they will be pounded big time, Putin has a bone to pick with them… Read more »

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Russia’s airstrikes in Syria destroyed over 200 oil production, transfer facilities: minister MOSCOW – March 14 Russia’s airstrikes in Syria have so far destroyed more than 200 oil production and fuel transfer facilities, as well as more than 2,000 means of petroleum products delivery, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Monday. The minister said this when reporting to President Vladimir Putin the results of Russian anti-terror airstrikes in Syria. Started from Sept. 30 of 2015, Russian aircraft deployed in Syria flew more than 9,000 sorties and carried out airstrikes with precision weapons in a range of more than 1,500… Read more »

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It’s been a long time since I last visited this site and I’m glad to see that some good people are still here pushing forward with our own revolution. So, I come here happy and worried at the same time. This, since we have all heard the news that Russia has said that it will retreat a part of it’s pieces from the board. Now, my interpretation of this, is very good. Truth is -I believe- that we need to consider things separetely here to understand the big picture. First, and from the Russian strategic point of view, this is… Read more »

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http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=1F6EDC7A-DF17-446C-8229-9D46CFA60C98

mccain is rubbing his hands together with glee…………

i figured he would be up to chunking a comment or two and sure enough……didn’t talk long…………

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Hi everybody: Beware of those who fiercely claim to be better defenders of the Syrian people than those who have the proper organization to do the job: On its page on Facebook, the Presidency [of Syria] said in a statement: We received many questions and inquires since the announcement of the phone call between President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin about what has been circulated by some media institutions which are partners in shedding the Syrian blood and some social websites and internet for a group of strange stories and interpretations which are away from reality. Read more:… Read more »

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If you allow me, I would like to reproduce his comment from Facebook: Andrew Korybko Everybody, relax, please. Russia is not “withdrawing” from Syria in the manner that some might immediately think, it’s still maintaining its facilities in Latakia and Tartous and has helped the Syrian Arab Army liberate the majority of the country’s inhabited areas since the anti-terrorist intervention began. President Putin is sending a strong message to the rest of the world in advance of the Syrian talks’ resumption that Russia is doubling down on a diplomatic solution to the conflict and is in no way turning its… Read more »

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It seems now it is for real, Omar Shishani, ISIS Minister of war, is dead. He was initiatly badly wounded in a US air strike and told to be in bad shape in a hospital in Raqqa, he was then “declared” clinically dead. ISIS is delaying the info since it will be a blow to its forces, but the word is out in rat news and MSM already. As always, lets wait to see real evidence of it to properly pop another prosecco, this terrorist was one of the top 5 bad ones, Alloush and this Shishani (do not forget… Read more »

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Forget about what Russia is doing …how will the enemy respond to these events? In all the discussion here on the nature and scale of the Russian withdrawal / scale-down / ground troop reduction there has been a lot of talk about Russia’s future intentions but little speculation here on how the coalition of the killing will respond (once the initial shock has worn off). No matter how ‘noble’ or ‘treacherous’ Russia’s plans are, we must remember that enemy they face is completely INSANE. At this moment, they will be thinking: Now, their proxy scum on the ground can be… Read more »