Oct 01 07:37

‘The Civilian Will Pay’: Death Of Innocents Mount As US Bombing Of Syria Expands

With a new wave of U.S.-led airstrikes overnight in Syria, reporting from the ground inside the country show that in addition to the damage being done to Islamic State (or ISIS) targets and other militant factions, the civilian death toll is rapidly increasing.

According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, bombings on oil refineries held by ISIS in the northeast of Syria killed fourteen militants associated with the group, but also five civilians. In total, since the bombing of Syria began on Monday, SOHR estimates that of the 183 total killed by U.S. bombs, 36 were non-combatants, many of them women and children.

Oct 01 07:34

The U.S.-Led Fight Against ISIS Has Killed Far More Civilians Than It Admits

The US Military is the biggest murderer of civilian populations in the history of mankind! Remember the Firebomb raids on Japan as well as Hiroshima and Nagasaki!
How about Wounded Knee!

ISKENDERUN, Turkey — The little girl was home in northern Syria at around 8:30 on a recent summer night when the missile streaked down from the sky. Her uncle, 21-year-old Talha Amouri, was outside when the explosion ripped through the house, knocking him off his feet. He dug through the wreckage for hour after frantic hour, pulling out members of his family. He found five of his nieces — ages 8, 7, 6, 5, and 3 — dead. But the youngest, 2-year-old Nariman, clung to life, her arms locked around her mother, who had also survived. Nariman was rushed to a hospital across the nearby border with Turkey, in the seaside city of Iskenderun, where she now lies helpless beneath a web of tubes and bandages.

Oct 01 07:30

Hundreds of civilians killed in US-led air strikes on Isis targets – report

Pot! Kettle! Black!

The air campaign against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has killed more than 450 civilians, according to a new report, even though the US-led coalition has so far acknowledged just two non-combatant deaths.

More than 5,700 air strikes have been launched in the campaign, which nears its first anniversary this Saturday, with its impact on civilians largely unknown.

Now Airwars, a project by a team of independent journalists, is publishing details of 52 strikes with what it believes are credible reports of at least 459 non-combatant deaths, including those of more than 100 children.

It says there is a “worrying gulf between public and coalition positions” on the campaign’s toll on civilians.

Oct 01 07:24

Russian Airstrike in Syria Targeted CIA-Backed Rebels, U.S. Officials Say

One area hit was location primarily held by rebels receiving funding, arms, training from CIA and allies

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So now the US Government is having to admit the Syrian "opposition" is another US-backed covert overthrow, in order to demonize Russia!

Oct 01 07:16

Sen. John McCain: Putin Doing Assad's 'Dirty Work' With Airstrikes

Russian President Vladimir Putin did Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's "dirty work" with airstrikes against rebel forces — and "it's a classic example of the Russians treating the United States with complete contempt," Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain told Newsmax TV on Wednesday.

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Let's see. First there is the matter that the United States intervention in Syria, uninvited by the Syrian government and without a UN mandate, is a violation of international law and the UN charter. Second, contempt has nothing to do with it. The Syrian government asked for Russia's help against an insurgency that is at oleast in part yet another covert attempt by the US to regime change a foreign nation, which again is is a violation of international law and the UN charter. So John McCain is clearly complicit in the war crimes being committed by the US Government.

Oct 01 07:11

Information warfare? Russia accused of killing civilians in Syria

It didn’t take long, after Russia began its anti-terrorist bombing campaign, for social media to be flooded with ‘evidence’ of civilian casualties. The claims were readily repeated by Western mainstream media.

The Russian Defense Ministry reported that it conducted 20 sorties on the first day of the Syrian operation and bombed eight targets in Syria, including weapon and fuel depots and command centers of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) group. All targets were far from urban areas, the ministry stressed.

Virtually simultaneously, reports started surfacing on social media claiming Russia is not attacking terrorists. Instead, it’s claimed Russian warplanes attacked residential areas, killing dozens of civilians. Others said there was no IS presence in the attack areas and these positions were actually held by “moderate rebels.”

Oct 01 07:03

From Syria To Asia To Russia – Terror Network Organized By NATO and Turkey

By Brandon Turbeville

Uyghur Terror Networks Span Continents, Have Root In Turkey and NATO.

With the possible entrance of China into the Syrian crisis, a spate of recent articles has appeared in various media outlets discussing the importance of Uyghur terrorism in China and the effect those acts may have on its decision whether or not to truly commit troops or other means of assistance to the Syrian government. These discussions, however, have typically been superfluous and tangential, rarely attributing the importance of the connections between the Syrian crisis and the Xinjang Uyghur separatist movement.

While many might suspect at first glance that the two crises are unrelated, the fact is that the same powers that control the savages raping and beheading their way across Syria also control the Uyghur “separatists” wreaking havoc in Xinjang China...

Oct 01 06:55

Syria army, allies prepare for major assault in north: sources

Oct 01 06:52

4 reasons why Putin and Obama can't agree on Syria

The meeting between Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly has left the main disputed issues raised by the sides unresolved. RBTH presents a list of the principal points that impede the two sides from cooperating in the fight against ISIS.

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Oct 01 06:34

Russia Hits Precise ISIS Targets; US Bombing Where Obama “Ended 2 Wars”

Russia has struck eight Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) targets in Syria, the country’s Defense Ministry said, adding that “civilian infrastructure” was avoided during the operations.

“Today, Russian aerospace force jets delivered pinpoint strikes on eight ISIS terror group targets in Syria. In total, 20 flights were made,” spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, said.

“As a result, arms and fuel depots and military equipment were hit. ISIS coordination centers in the mountains were totally destroyed,” he added.

Konashenkov said that all the flights took place after air surveillance and careful verification of the data provided by the Syrian military. He stressed that Russian jets did not target any civilian infrastructure and avoided these territories.

Oct 01 06:29

Who is twitter-luring refugees to Germany?

As you see, only 6,4% of all tweets with “#RefugeesWelcome”+Germany came from Germany itself. Almost half of them were originated from UK, USA and Australia! Looks like your remote planetmates are blushlessly inviting guests to visit your home without inquiring your opinion beforehand!

Oct 01 06:28

Starikov: Russia is forcing the Americans to destroy their own project in its infancy

Even cats don't get born on their own and such high-profile terrorist organisations, packaged with beautiful Hollywood promos don't appear on their own. Of course, it is a project, the same project of the global banking elite. as once was Adolf Hitler, and before that where the Bolsheviks-Trotskyists, who have destroyed the Russian empire and were going to crush the neighboring states.

Islamic state is a can opener in the hands of the global elite, with which it was planning to destroy the world order, as it is.

Oct 01 06:27

Putin: Who created ISIS?

Oct 01 06:25

Anti-Putin Propaganda Begins: ‘Moderate’ Terrorists Complaining That Russia Bombed Them

The Independent, a British media outlet, says that ‘activists’ in Homs and Hama provinces have posted images and video online claiming to show Russian planes bombing groups of non-Isis rebels who are fighting Bashar al-Assad’s forces‘.

There are numerous glaring problems with this assessment. The first, obviously, being that anonymous ‘activists’ provided the information. The second being that the video that news outlet links to shows no jets at all, let alone ‘Russian planes’. The third is that those ‘non-ISIS rebels’ are still ‘fighting Bashar al-Assad’s forces’, who are the main anti-ISIS force in the entire country, which makes them part of the problem.

Oct 01 06:23

Wait! You’re bombing the wrong terrorists!

The anti-Putin, Russophobe whine-fest is about to reach a new peak of absurdity as the US accuses Russia of bombing the moderate Syrian rebels instead of ISIS – the problem is that there has never been a “moderate” opposition in Syria distinguishable from ISIS. This is why more than a year of American “attacks” on ISIS have yielded no results. The US has been supporting and funding the “moderate” opposition to Assad while supposedly attacking ISIS, only to find that our own weapons end up in the hands of ISIS! And now, Russia is going after all of them, whatever they may call themselves: ISIS, ISIL, IS, Nusra, al Qaeda, the moderate Syrian rebels, the Free Syria Army, the moderate Syrian ISIS terrorists…

So now, the message Russia is getting from Washington is: stop bombing the Nusra branch of al Qaeda and bomb the ISIS branch of al Qaeda! But since they all work together to overthrow President Assad, they are all on the same side and completely indistinguishable from each other.

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None of this would be happening if the US government could learn to stop messing around with other peoples' countries!

Oct 01 05:50

After Decades of Manufactured Terror, Putin Points to Naked Empire With ISIS Bombings

When Putin carries out airstrikes in Syria, he sees ISIS.

When the U.S. disputes the same targets, it sees Syrian rebel groups and the Free Syrian Army.


Sep 30 22:00

Join the Games: Russia takes out Arms Depots paid for by Western Taxpayers

A Macedonian view.

Russia launched its first air strikes in Syria Wednesday, Sept. 30 was confirmed by the Russian Defense Ministry in Moscow and quickly criticized by US officials. US appeared very concerned of "civilian" casualties. Interesting this concern came from a country that has killed nearly 2 million civilians in the past 15 years.
Moscow stressed that it acted in support of Bashar Assad’s war on the Islamic State, assisted by other foreign powers including Iran and Iraq working together from an allied command center in Baghdad.

Sep 30 21:53

US Funded NGO in Syria Uses Old Photo to Claim Civilian Death in Russian Airstrikes

From the moment the first Russian warplanes started launching attacks inside Syria, a new campaign in the information war was also launched, with various groups trying to get their stamps on conflicting stories about what exactly Russia attacked, whether they hit ISIS, ISIS allies, pro-US rebels, or just random Syrian civilians.

At the center of one of the bigger controversies was the “White Helmets” organization. Formerly known as the Syria Civil Defense, the group is heavily funded by the US State Department, and while the group claims to be purely an aid group, and not to be taking any side in the war, their statements overwhelmingly tow the official US line,

Sep 30 20:13

BEX Alert!!! - "Syrian Rebels Taken Aback by Russian Airstrikes"

BEIRUT, Lebanon — “They are the most violent strikes,” says a man filming the grim aftermath of what he asserts was a Russian air attack on the town of Talbiseh, in the Homs Province of Syria. “This is the Russian criminal regime.” The voice then trials off into laments and prayers: “Oh God, oh God, oh God. God is all we need.”

He concludes: “This is what the criminal Russian planes did.”

When Russia declared it would start hitting the Islamic State in Syria, opponents of President Bashar al-Assad were immediately concerned that it would target them as well — insurgents who rebelled long before the Islamic State, also called ISIS or ISIL, existed in its current form.

Sep 30 18:44

Russia in Syria: Doom for Greater Israel

ISIS IS ISRAEL, ISIS is Israel Secret Intelligence Service, it is a covert Mossad Army, a proxy army of Israel and it's goal is to drive Muslims out of Greater Israel. But now Russia has landed Syria and conducted the first airstrikes against the enemies of Assad. This portends the end of the drive for GREATER ISRAEL WHICH ENCOMPASSES MUCH OF SYRIA.

Sep 30 18:42

U.S. Bombs Somehow Keep Falling in the Places Where Obama “Ended Two Wars”

“We’ve ended two wars.” — Barack Obama, July 21, 2015, at a DSCC fundraiser held at a “private residence”

“Now that we have ended two wars responsibly, and brought home hundreds of American troops, we salute this new generation of veterans.” — National Security Adviser Susan Rice, May 20, 2015

“His presidency makes a potentially great story: the first African-American in the White House, who helped the country recover from recession and ended two wars.” — Dominic Tierney, The Atlantic, January 15, 2015, “America Will Miss Obama When He’s Gone”

Report from Airwars, August 2, 2015, detailing civilian deaths from continuous U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria:

Sep 30 15:43

Isis: Pentagon halts Syria rebel training programme after series of deadly failures and defections

The United States has announced a "pause" in bringing moderate rebels from Syria to participate in its beleaguered train-and-equip programme in Turkey and Jordan, as it reviews the entire scheme, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday (29 September). The $500m (£327m) programme, aimed at preparing rebels to take on Islamic State (Isis) jihadists in Syria, was announced in 2014.

Sep 30 15:33

Flashback: Why are US and UK planes dropping weapons for ISIS ?

In late February, Iranian news agency FARS revealed unconfirmed reports about the presumed identity of those helping ISIS with weapons and ammunition. An updated video released by the unofficial Islamic State a3maq news a few months ago showed a jihadist displaying a number of boxes of ammunition with English-language markings.

Sep 30 15:30

Flashback: Plane drops of ammunition helping to reinforce ISIS – reports

The Islamic State is getting outside help, with plane drops providing ammunition for the terrorist organization, according to an RT Arabic report. Iraqi government soldiers also say this is a recurring theme and the group is as strong as ever.

Sep 30 15:08

Russia Begins Bombing Campaign Against ISIS in Syria

Early this morning, Russia’s parliament gave their military permission to launch airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria. Within hours, bombs fell near the Syrian city of Homs, which was followed by multiple attacks across the country. The airstrikes destroyed military equipment, munitions, and vehicles belonging to the Islamic group. The US is now crying foul over the incident, because apparently, the forces that Russia refers to as ‘ISIS’ are merely moderate rebels according to the US.

Sep 30 15:03

Propaganda War Begins: Russia's Syria Strikes Targeted US-Backed "Moderate" Rebels, West Says

With the US having officially lost control of the narrative in Syria now that The Kremlin has called Washington’s bluff on the battle to eradicate ISIS and eliminate the Sunni extremist elements that threaten to wrest control of Syria from President Bashar al-Assad, the only remaining question after Russian lawmakers officially cleared the way for airstrikes was how long it would be before the Western media began shouting about Russian warplanes bombing targets that aren’t affiliated with ISIS.

Sep 30 13:00

Moscow: Western media lied about the victims of Russian air strikes in Syria

Western news agencies reported civilian victims resulting from Russian air strikes in Syria. The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, called such fabrications a dangerous trend. As stated on Wednesday at a meeting with journalists, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova, the propaganda of the anti-Russian campaign against Moscow's actions in Syria started even before Russia launched an operation to combat ISIS. She called this practice a dangerous but significant trend. "Numerous fabrications have appeared in the media that in the course of Russian operations, civilians have been killed and that these are aimed at the democratic forces of the country", - Zakharov clarified in response to questions about whether the Russian military pilots could be eliminating peaceful citizens.

Sep 30 12:49

Good Analysis of the Syrian Mess From a German Viewpoint

Germany is currently attempting to contribute its part to finally finish off the western built-up “may God be with us” butcher Assad. A short Twitter memo of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees dating August 25th, saying that Syrian refugees will not be turned away, did suffice. A lot of military-aged young and well connected men are now flowing into the “promised land” Germany, instead of fighting against IS in their home country or participating in the reconstruction of their nation. The FAZ already noticed in some satisfactory fashion, that Assad is “running out of men”, for which it blamed primarily incompetent or corrupt commanders of the Syrian army. If one looks at it from this way, this Twitter Memo is a particularly smart strategy to sever the connections of the Syrians to their ally Russia...

Sep 30 12:45

RI's Alexander Mercouris Analyses Russian Airstrikes for RT (Video)

He's sure US was well-informed in advance of the strikes...

Sep 30 12:43

Hypocrisy is on parade : Russia Gave U.S. One Hour Advance Notice on Bombing in Syria

Obama’s Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, told the media a visit by a Russian General an hour prior to today’s bombing in Syria was “unprofessional.”

Sep 30 12:33

FLASHBACK November 2014 - Western-backed Syrian rebels hemorrhaging on multiple fronts: assassinations, surrender

A detailed account of the battle in Idlib, from a series of interviews with opposition activists by The Associated Press, underscores how the moderate rebels that Washington is trying to boost to fight the Islamic State group are instead hemorrhaging on multiple fronts.

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Back then they admitted the US was behind the attempt to oust Assad!

Sep 30 12:11

France starts investigation of Assad's war crimes

The French authorities initiated investigation of war crimes allegedly conducted by the regime of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2011-2013.
According to the France-Presse agency, preliminary investigation, which was started on September 15, is based on the evidence of former military policy photographer, who fled from Syria in 2013. The photographer, whose code name is Caesar, reportedly owns 55,000 photos, which evidence bodies of tortured victims.

Sep 30 11:55

Syria New Russian Weapon

Russia has adopted a new secret weapon in Syria

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looks and sounds like a ground-based version of the US GAU-8.

Sep 30 11:55

Kremlin: Only Russia to take part in operation against Islamic State on legal grounds

Russia will be the sole country that will participate in the operation against the Islamic State in Syria on legal grounds, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said. He recalled that such operations were possible only on the basis of a UN Security Council resolution or at the appropriate request of the legal authorities of this or that state concerned. Earlier, the chief of the presidential staff said Syria’s President Bashar Assad had asked Russia to extend military assistance in the struggle against the IS terrorists. "As a matter of fact Russia will be the sole country that will be carrying out that operation on the legitimate basis at the request of Syria’s legitimate authorities," Peskov said.

Sep 30 11:50

US temporarily stops training militants from Syria: Pentagon

The United States has stopped recruiting new militants from inside Syria for military training outside the country as the troubled “train-and-equip” program is reevaluated.

Sep 30 11:50

Representatives of Syria, oppositions plan signing in Prague document on truce

The talks aimed at a truce between the government of Bashar Assad and the opposition in Geneva will continue for several months more, and then the parties intend to sign an agreement in Prague, Czech President Milos Zeman told reporters at the UN on Tuesday. "Then [after the talks] an agreement on truce, as both parties to the conflict want, will be signed in Prague," he said. "They (Syrians - TASS) already begin calling this document Prague Declaration," the president said. "On the other hand, I want to be realistic and thus I believe the Geneva talks will continue for several more months. Thus, the Prague Declaration is yet somewhere on the horizon."

Sep 30 11:48

Only aviation support will be provided to regular Syrian army — Russian lawmaker

"I will stress it — we are talking only about providing aviation support to the actions of the regular Syrian army. We are not talking about participating in the ground operation," Matviyenko explained that the Syrian army can be effective "only if it has air support." The speaker said that the Federation Council received a request of "legitimate Syrian authorities" in full compliance with international law.
French minister names three conditions for joining Russia-proposed anti-IS coalition "We have heard about the Russian initiative, and we are prepared to act jointly with Russia and other countries, but on three conditions." Fabius explained that number one condition was the struggle should be conducted exclusively against terrorists and not the opposition in Syria. Secondly, a wide political process is to end with the resignation of Syria’s President Bashar Assad. And the third condition, he said, is a ban on the use of barrel bombs and chlorine.

Sep 30 11:45

Syria fully trusts Russia, President Putin — foreign minister

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Mualem said on Wednesday. "The position outlined by the Russian president in his speech at the UN General Assembly is absolutely clear and we support it," al-Mualem said. "As for the United States and US-led coalition, we do not trust them. Judge for yourself, their air force delivered 9,000 air strikes on Syria and Iraq but we felt no results."
The minister, currently in New York, said earlier that partnership with Russia, Iran and Iraq against the Islamic State terrorist group would be useful in combatting terrorism.
Chechen leader ready to send high-class specialists for countering IS in Syria

Sep 30 11:43

Phony Ambassador Running Obama’s Anti-Islamic State Diplomacy

The Obama administration official most likely in line to become the next U.S. envoy to the Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) has falsely presented himself as an official U.S. ambassador by the administration for the last five months, according to documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.

Brett McGurk, a deputy special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition who serves under General John Allen, was temporarily appointed by the administration as an ambassador on Oct. 18, 2014.

He was conferred this rank through a little-known legal loophole that allows the administration to bypass congressional confirmation of an individual for a period of no longer than six months. Ambassadors confirmed by the Senate have the title for life.

Sep 30 11:28

Russian Defense Ministry releases footage of airstrikes at IS operational staff in Syria

Russian Defense Ministry has released video footage of pinpoint airstrikes at an operational staff of the Islamic State grouping on the territory of Syria.
A report issued by the ministry’s press service said the command point and the operational staff were located in a mountainous area in Syria. Earlier on Wednesday, the Federation Council, the upper house of Russian parliament authorized the use of Russia’s Aerospace Force units in Syria. Sergey Ivanov, the chief of the Kremlin administration staff said Russia would use only Air Force in combat operations in Syria at the request of the country’s President, Bashar al-Assad.

Sep 30 11:08

Russian airstrikes in Syria: White House says Putin cannot act alone

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This is your President on drugs. Any questions?

The United States does not have the permission of the Syrian government to be in Syria. The United States does not have a United Nations mandate. It is the United States that is acting alone in trying to regime change Syria, as it has done Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, etc. all of which are violations of International Law and the charter of the United Nations!

Sep 30 10:36

The Warmonger Presidential Candidates

...the compromised presidential candidates will never gain the guts to set into motion a true America First foreign policy.

In order to fully understand the primal betrayal of genuine American interests, our society has to face the hard reality that the NeoCons and Zionist Israel-First fifth column that controls the bureaucracy of selective orthodox government is the enemy of our own people.

Standing with Israel is a primary reason for the demise of the American Republic.

Illustrating this point, the debate statement from Carly Fiorina, Crackpot Warmonger, exposes the utter absurdity of subordinating our true interests to a rogue regime designed to cause chaos as the meanings to achieve regional dominance.

“On Day One in the Oval Office, I will make two phone calls, the first to my good friend Bibi Netanyahu to reassure him we will stand with the state of Israel.”

Sep 30 10:30

Obama’s Syria

Ending Syria’s horrific civil war is possible, but the political will to do so remains elusive.

Over the years the facts on the ground have changed in Syria – with the rise of the Islamic State being the deadliest new reality. But Washington and its regional allies remain focused on an illegal regime change in Damascus. The west is fighting the wrong war and will surely lose the peace.

Sep 30 10:25

British PM faces legal challenge over Syria drone attack

A legal proceeding has been initiated against British Prime Minister, David Cameron, over his decision to target Daesh or ISIL terrorists in Syria.

Sep 30 10:10

Regime Change as American as Apple Pie

US President Barack Obama is someone to almost pity. For he has the unenviable task of standing before the nations of the world and smugly spout endless falsehoods — as he did, yet again, during his address to the UN General Assembly.

Clandestine American-led interventions have fuelled the explosion in terror networks across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Yet amid this American legacy of international violence, Obama was charged with painting a rose-tinted view of the world that was breath-taking in its distortion and absurdity.

Sep 30 10:04


Sep 30 09:53

“Going After” the Islamic State. Guess Who is Behind the Caliphate Project?

Author’s note and Update

The following article was first published in September 2014 at the outset of the air campaign “against the ISIS”. In recent developments Russia has officially joined the campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS). What are the implications?

Amply documented but rarely mentioned in news reports, the ISIS is a creation of US intelligence, recruited, trained and financed by the US and its allies including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Israel and Jordan.

What this means is that the ISIS terrorists are the foot soldiers of the Western alliance. While America claims to be targeting the ISIS, in reality it is protecting the ISIS. The air campaign is intent upon destroying Syria and Iraq rather than “going after the terrorists”.

But now Russia is involved in the campaign against the ISIS in coordination with the Syrian and Iraqi governments.

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All I can think about, upon reading this, is the old "Pogo" cartoon", where the statement is made:

"I have seen the enemy, and US!!!"

Sep 30 09:47

Video: First Russian Air Strike in Syria as WW Three Makes its Debut with Russia, China Combined Warning to NATO

It has been reported that the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has followed correctly its constitutional order when earlier on Wednesday the 162 member upper chamber of the Federal Assembly, Council of Federation, unanimously approved a Declaration of War requested by President Putin against the terrorist forces operating in the Levant known as the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and has begun combat operations and has warned the NATO nations of its intentions…

Sep 30 09:43

‘Let him fight ISIS’: Trump gives Putin an ‘A’ for leadership after Russia’s entry into Syria

One day after President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin made little headway in their standoff over Syria at their first formal meeting in more than two years, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is agreeing with Putin on his backing of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Speaking on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” Tuesday evening, the billionaire businessman and presidential front-runner praised Russia’s recent military buildup in Syria and expressed little concern for Putin’s support for his longtime Syrian ally.

“If he wants to fight ISIS, let him fight ISIS,” Trump said in an interview taped at his Trump Tower skyscraper in Manhattan.

“I say there’s very little downside with Putin fighting ISIS,” he added.

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I like Trump and will continue to support him, but once again he shows his political naivete. He does not know the real reasons for all these US wars.

Sep 30 09:39

Russia goes to war with ISIS: Why and how?

Moscow is now getting ready to use its military in Syria. RT explains why Russia is engaging, who it is going to fight, how and for how long.

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Sep 30 09:14

Report: Russia demands that American planes stay out of Syrian skies

US official tells Fox News that American planes will not comply with demand.

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Please keep in mind the following important facts. The government of Syria has ASKED Russia to come help them against ISIS and Al Qaeda. The government of Syria has NOT asked the United States to come in under the excuse of fighting ISIS and Al Qaeda and bomb Syria to rubble. As long as you remember that, you know who the goods guys and bad guys really are!

Sep 30 09:04

Israel not coordinating with Russia in Syria, defense minister says

Israel is not coordinating its operations in Syria with Russia, Israel’s defense minister said Tuesday, despite officials indicating cooperation between Jerusalem and the Kremlin as Moscow ramps up its involvement in the war-torn country.

Moshe Ya’alon made the comments a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly expressed unhappiness with an Israeli strike on Syrian army positions following the landing of an errant shell in the Israeli Golan Heights.

Israeli chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot met with his Russian counterpart Valery Gerasimov in Moscow last week, some hours after the heads of the two countries also met in the Russian capital, and the two military chiefs agreed to set up a work group which will establish a mechanism of cooperation between the two armies. Their deputies are slated lead this effort, with an initial meeting planned early next month.

Despite that development, Ya’alon said that Israel “doesn’t coordinate our operations with Russia.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a complete recipe for disaster for the IDF.

Sep 30 08:59

US Officials Report Cyber Attacks Are Getting Worse And Could Lead To A Catastrophe

Webmaster addition: I guess that means the NSA, which is supposed to prevent this, is a total waste of taxpayer money (not to mention the violations of the Constitution) and should be shut down immediately!

Sep 30 08:59

China’s military advisers ‘heading to Syria to help fight ISIS’ – report

China will be helping out the Syrian government in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) by sending “military advisers,” media reports have claimed.
Islamic State

“The Chinese will be arriving in the coming weeks,” a Syrian army official told the Lebanon-based news website Al-Masdar Al-‘Arabi.

The report claims that a Chinese naval vessel is on its way to Syria with dozens of “military advisers” on board. They will reportedly be followed by troops.

(Note: And this morning there was a coordinated letter bomb Terrorist Attack in China. Letter bombs have long be one of the preferred tools for Jewish Political Terrorist from The Stern Gang, The Irgun, The Purple Gang up to the Israeli Mossad)

Sep 30 08:55

Petraeus reborn!

"... he said Syrian President Bashar Assad should be told that the U.S. Air Force will sweep Syrian warplanes from the sky if Syrian aircraft drop any more “barrel bombs,” a vicious generator of refugees. “We have that capability,” he noted.

That would at long last demonstrate U.S. seriousness — something lacking for Syria ever since President Obama erased his own “red line” on the use of chemical weapons early last year.

Petraeus advocated the formation of enclaves, protected by air power, supplied with radios and perhaps U.S. advisers. The mission should be protection of Sunni Arabs from all enemies, Assad’s troops as well as the Islamic State controlling much of Syria and adjacent Iraq. To that end the United States should embed advisers with Iraqi brigade headquarters and consider deployment of U.S. tactical air controllers to direct air strikes.

Sep 30 08:54

Obama Deifies American Hegemony — Paul Craig Roberts

When Assad drops bombs it oppresses people, but when Washington drops bombs it liberates them. Obama justified Washington’s violence as liberation from “dictators,” such as Assad in Syria, who garnered 80% of the vote in the last election, a vote of confidence that Obama never received and never will.

Sep 30 08:52

RAND Corp Report: Killing ISIS Leaders Useless, War Stalemated

While Centcom reports continue to maintain “progress” in the war against ISIS, new reports from elsewhere are far less rosy, with the latest report from the RAND Corporation for the Pentagon not only concluding that the war is “stalemated,” but that the US strategy of trying to kill ISIS leaders with airstrikes is useless at any rate.

Sep 30 08:33


Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has rejected a Russian overture to end the conflict in Syria and said Bashar al-Assad must step down immediately or face what he called the “military option.”

He did not provide details on a military option, but noted the Saudis are supporting “moderate rebels” in Syria.

It is now well established there are virtually no moderate rebels in Syria and the opposition fighting against the government is comprised entirely of Sunni jihadists, most notably al-Nusra and the Islamic State.

Despite this, al-Jubeir insisted there “is a Free Syrian Army that is fighting against Bashar al-Assad” and it receives “support from a number of countries.”

“And we expect that this support will continue and intensify.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is painfully obvious that Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir did not get the memo about Russian military action in Syria against Isis.

Putin is going to crush any remnants of Isis like bugs.

And my bet would be on a very swift, well-coordinated series of attacks which will actually do the trick here.

I would like to hope that Al-Jubeir is not thinking, remotely, of tackling Russia head on in this regard; it could, potentially, lead to a complete, utter military catastrophe for the House of Saud.

Sep 30 07:58

Cameron says Syria’s Assad “must go”

British Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted that Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad must be toppled, even if he ends up playing an interim role in any transitional government.

"We want a Syria without ISIL and without Assad, because frankly there is no future for the Syrian people with a country which has either one or the other, both need to go,” Cameron said in New York on Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, David, if you really feel that way about it... Here's your rifle. Here's your parachute. We ran out of the desert camo but here's a bright da-glo orange jumpsuit from the CIA's torture centers. Watch your head climbing into that transport aircraft, and we will call Damascus and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But we remember the lies about stolen incubators that tricked us into the first invasion of Iraq.

We remember the lies about Saddam's nuclear weapons that tricked us into the second invasion of Iraq.

We remember how only a year ago you tried to trick us into war with Syria with more lies about poison gas.

We remember how there weren't really torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin or a Spanish mine in Havana Harbor, but how there really WERE weapons on board the Lusitania.

In short, we remember all the lies, frauds, and deceptions used to trick us into wars of conquest, to send our young people out to die in wars created out of thin air by and for the money-junkies. I think it is time that we have a new rule in America; that those who want war are the first to the front lines. You are all splendidly brave with the lives of other peoples' children. Let's see the true measure of your courage and commitment to war.

You first!

And as a reminder, regime change in other countries is a violation of international law and the charter of the United Nations!

Sep 30 07:48

Russia Deploys Five More Fighter Jets in Syria to Strengthen Airstrikes on ISIL

Informed sources said that the Russian Air Force reportedly transported five more fighter jets to the Syrian coastal city of Tartous in what looks to be the beginning stages of their massive aerial campaign against the ISIL terrorists group and its affiliates.

Sep 30 07:43

Russian airstrike on Tajamu Ala'azza" HQ in Lataminah(Hama)

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And today the hired mercenaries playing ISIS discover they are really being shot at and bombed!

Sep 30 07:40

Czech President: Syria’s government is facing a wide front of extremist forces

New York, SANA – President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman said that the Syrian government is facing today a wide front of extremist forces including ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra organizations.

Zeman added in a statement to reporters on the sidelines of his participation in the activities of the 70th session of UN General Assembly that the opposition which is recognized by the European Union doesn’t have fighting forces on the ground because militants have been swallowed by the extremist groups.

Sep 30 07:15

Russia launches air strikes against Isis

Russia has launched air strikes against Isis forces in Syria, after informing the US that they were about to take place....

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Sep 30 07:05

Kerry warns Lavrov over Russian airstrikes in Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Russian airstrikes in Syria could escalate the years-long conflict in the Arab country, a senior American official says.

Sep 30 06:52

Saudi Arabia insists Assad must go or be overthrown

(*Fall In Uncle Sam !
and get your kids to do the same)

Sep 30 06:31

Russia goes to war with ISIS: Why and how?

Moscow is now getting ready to use its military in Syria. RT explains why Russia is engaging, who it is going to fight, how and for how long.

Sep 30 06:20

Russian military forces start airstrikes in Syria - Ministry of Defense

The Russian Air Force has begun carrying out airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the country’s Defense Ministry said.

Sep 30 06:04

Russian parliament unanimously approves use of military in Syria to fight ISIS

The upper chamber of the Russian parliament has unanimously given a formal consent to President Putin to use the nation’s military in Syria to fight terrorism at a request from the Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Consent was necessary for use of the country's military for foreign combat missions under the Russian constitution. . .

. . . Ivanov stressed that no ground operations are planned in Syria. Russia would use its warplanes to hit terrorist targets when requested by the Syrian government. He stressed that unlike the US-led coalition of countries that bombs militant troops in Syria, Russia was invited to do so by the legal authorities of Syria and thus follows international law.

Sep 30 02:20

The Wicked War on Syria: Hillary Clinton in Her Own Words

In closing her book, Clinton says “It is impossible to watch the suffering in Syria, including as a private citizen, and not ask what more could have been done…. Wicked problems can’t paralyze us. We need to urgently seek solutions, however hard they are to find.”

The solution is not impossible. What is wicked is the devastation of Syria by some of the wealthiest and most powerful countries in the world. What is wicked is the justification of this on a “humanitarian” pretense.

Sep 29 20:20

Saudi Arabia calls on Assad to leave or be removed by force

Saudi Arabia says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must leave office or face being removed via military intervention.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the remarks at the UN general assembly in New York on Tuesday following a meeting with his country’s allies.

“There is no future for Assad in Syria,” Jubeir said. “There are two options for a settlement in Syria. One option is a political process where there would be a transitional council. The other option is a military option, which also would end with the removal of Bashar al-Assad from power.”

He noted that a military option would be a lengthier and more destructive process, but the “choice is entirely that of Bashar al-Assad.”

Sep 29 19:49

'Israel concerned with build-up of Iranian forces in Syria near Golan border'

Likud Minister Steinitz says Israel will make it clear to US, Russia and other world powers that Iranian forces must not be allowed to mass on Israel's border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Outside of claims coming from Israeli propaganda sources, there is no confirmation that Iranians are anywhere near the border with Israel. But Israel, following the usual "By way of deception, thou shalt do war," is clearly intending to launch a ground invasion of Syria and wants to blame Iran for it!

Get ready for a false-flag in the Golan to make it look like Iran is attacking Israel. Then kiss your sons and daughters goodbye as they will be sent in, as usual, to fight Israel's wars for them!

Sep 29 19:24

Syria, Iran issue first explicit warning to Israel if US attacks

A senior Syrian official on Monday issued a first direct warning that if attacked, his country would retaliate against Israel. Khalaf Muftah, a senior Baath Party official who used to serve as Syria’s assistant information minister, said in a radio interview that Damascus would consider Israel “behind the [Western] aggression and [it] will therefore come under fire.”

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Given that this report comes form the Times of Israel I would not accept this Iranian "threat" at face value. Netanyahu obviously intends to provoke an invasion of Syria, timed to Netanyahu's speech at the UN on Thursday, and is looking to blame Iran for it, to bolster efforts to kill the P5+1 deal and open a door to war with Iran.

Sep 29 19:18

FLASHBACK August - IDF plans for possible Syria operation as jihadist, Hezbollah threats mount

Military drilled last week for advance into Syria, evacuation of northern civilians, in response to Islamist attack; Israel says Iran directing Hezbollah activity in Golan

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Israel has been planning an invasion of Syria for a long time. All they need is a flimsy excuse!

Sep 29 18:24

Israel Prepares Ground Invasion of Syria

Israeli Likud Minister Yuval Steinitz will tell the United States, Russia and other world powers Israel will not tolerate Iranian forces near its border, the Jerusalem Times reported on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This makes as much sense as Canada invading the US because they don't want Mexicans near the border! Even for Netanyahu, this is a flimsy pretext to start a war!

Sep 29 17:38

New Patch for U.S. Troops Fighting ISIS… Looks Like ISIS Logo

U.S. soldiers wear ISIS emblem? The naked hypocrisy is that we created ISIS to facilitate regime change.


Sep 29 17:22

The Dahiya Doctrine: State Terrorism and a Philosophy of War Crime

What Is the Dahiya Doctrine?

In the 2006 Lebanon War, Israel Defense Force Northern Commander Gadi Eisenkot, now the deputy chief of general staff, recommended and had approved the application of a military strategy that would target and destroy an entire civilian area rather than fight to overtake fortified positions one by one. This was in an effort to minimize IDF casualties while at the same time holding the entire civilian populace accountable for the actions of a few. A move some called revolutionary in modern warfare, the doctrine did away with the effort to distinguish between militant and civilian, using an overwhelming display of force through airstrikes to destroy the entire Lebanese Dahiya quarter.

The strategy itself calls for the deliberate targeting of civilians and civilian infrastructure in order to induce suffering and severe distress throughout the targeted population.

Sep 29 17:16

Neocon Jeffrey Feltman Visits Libya Brandishing The Dahiyeh Doctrine and “The New Realities”

The “Dahiyeh Doctrine”

Libyan civilians have learned a thing or two from three decades of Lebanon’s experience with Israel’s five wars against that Levant country. Indeed NATO is using the same bombing, media, political and diplomatic strategy in Libya that Israel employed most recently in Lebanon during its 33-day July, 2006 war.

This includes bombing of the Libyan civilian infrastructure in order to cripple normal life here and hopefully crush the growing national Resistance among Libyans to NATO’s 15,300 sorties to date, while teaching the people an overdue lesson for supporting the central government in the context of predictable “birth pangs of the new Libya.”

Sep 29 17:03

There will be no Third World War

On the other hand.......

The liberal hawks and the neo-conservatives have been unable to provoke the confrontation with Russia for which they were trained during the Cold War. Finally, the voice of reason has prevailed. While discrete negotiations are under way to seek an end to the crisis in Ukraine, Russia and China are preparing to convince the United States and their allies to participate in a global alliance against Islamic terrorism. After 5 years of tension, both the project for the seizure of power by the Muslim Brotherhood - the « Arab Spring » - and the proclamation of a Caliphate have failed. Peace is saved.

Sep 29 16:26

Washington prepares heightened aggression against Damascus and Moscow

Obama at the United Nations
Washington prepares heightened aggression against Damascus and Moscow
29 September 2015

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, President Barack Obama portrayed himself and the US government as the preeminent defenders of international law and diplomacy. He did so even as the catastrophic consequences of the illegal wars of aggression he has overseen continued to send waves of refugees fleeing the ruins of entire countries—including Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen—and as Washington took new steps to turn Eastern Europe into a militarized zone for eventual war against Russia.

With his trademark hypocrisy and contempt for the intelligence of his audience, Obama hailed “an international system that imposes a cost on those who choose conflict over cooperation.”

Sep 29 15:43

Putin Wins: US Suspends Syrian Rebel Training Program

Just hours after the incredible speech delivered by Russian President Putin at the United Nations General Assembly, the US has quietly announced that it will be suspending its program of training allegedly ‘moderate’ rebels in Syria to fight against the Assad regime.

Colonel Steve Warren told Foreign Policy that US forces were now looking to ‘re-evaluate’ their efforts, which the news outlet calls a ‘humiliating setback‘.

While the US will continue to support those rebels it has already trained and deployed, it will no longer deploy new fighters.

Russia called the US move of arming and training rebels in Syria ‘social engineering‘, with Putin being the only world leader to publicly take a stand against Western actions.

Sep 29 15:05

Pentagon's top Russia official resigns

The Pentagon’s top official overseeing military relations with Russia and Ukraine is resigning amid the ongoing debate within the Obama administration over how to respond to Russian moves in Ukraine and Syria.

Sep 29 12:58

Will Regime Change in Syria Further Destabilize War-Torn Nation?

President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first formal meeting in two years on Monday.

Sep 29 12:41

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Wicked’ Syrian Choice

Key leaders from around the world are present at the United Nations this week to discuss critical issues; one of the most pressing is Syria. How did we get to this point with half the Syrian population (almost 12 million) displaced and under-populated but huge areas of Syria now controlled by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Al Qaeda (Nusra) and other fanatical fundamentalist groups?

Sep 29 12:16

Russia says not only NATO representatives should moderate Syria working groups

Russia does not agree that moderators of working groups on Syria are proposed exclusively from NATO member states, Vitaly Naumkin of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences said on Tuesday. Naumkin, who twice acted as moderator at intra-Syrian consultations in Moscow, told TASS: "Formation of four working groups under the mandate of the UN Security Council is now under way." But despite assurances from Syrian opposition leader Qadri Jamil that chairs of the groups had already been appointed, Naumkin noted that "not everything is all right there so far. In particular, it has not yet been decided who will lead these groups," he said, adding that the groups were expected to include many members. Asked who will moderate the groups, Naumkin said "the issue is still under discussion", noting that Russia and its partners wanted to see there "neutral people", not only "representatives of great powers".

Sep 29 12:13

Syria’s UN envoy says Putin understands situation in Middle East right

"Putin is reading the map of the Middle East correctly and he has the right analysis ant categorization of what’s happening. And he knows the root causes of what’s going on," the diplomat told a TASS correspondent. The diplomat noted the Russian leader for the first time said that the Islamic State terrorist group "is the making of the West designed in the laboratories of the Western intelligence."
Putin said at the session of the UN General Assembly on Monday that the activity of any state in bypassing the UN Charter is illegitimate and called to establish an international anti-terrorist coalition. The Russian leader also said the UN Security Council should consider a possibility of adopting a resolution on coordinating all the forces fighting against the IS.

Sep 29 12:09

Putin: Russia not planning to take part in field operations in Syria

"Russia will not take part in any field operations in the territory of Syria or in other states; at least, we do not plan it for now," he stressed. "But we are thinking of how to intensify our work both with President al-Assad and our partners in other countries," he continued. "Our armed forces will not take part in hostilities directly and they will not fight. I mean war, combat operations on the territory, the infantry and motorised units," the Russian leader explained. "There would be no war if these terrorist groups were not supplied with arms and money from the outside," Putin said. "It seems to me that somebody wants to use either certain units of ISIS or ISIS in general in order to overthrow al-Assad and only then think about how to get rid of ISIS. This task is difficult and, in my opinion, practically impossible," the Russian leader said.
Fight against terrorism in Syria should run parallel with political reforms — Russia FM

Sep 29 12:02

Coalition with participation of Assad is only reasonable way of combating IS — expert

"Of course President Putin's proposal is a sensible one, indeed the only coherent response to the ISIL threat. President Rouhani of Iran said basically the same thing at an event in New York yesterday: the first order of business must be eliminating the terrorist threat in Syria," the expert noted. He added that one of the obstacles to the stabilization of the situation in Syria was Washington’s stance, according to which the Syrian government should be excluded from the peace process, and Assad’s resignation is the condition for the settlement. "The truth is that US-led insistence hitherto on Mr Assad’s departure as a precondition for ending violence has been a major obstacle," the political scientist said. According to Speedie, "it seems that a priori removal from office would hardly act as an incentive for the Syrian leader to participate" in the negotiation process.

Sep 29 11:29

'Putin Has Just Demonstrated the Principle of the Flank'

We can no longer stand the state of the world.Vladimir Putin at the United Nations

Inside, outside, and at great distance from the United Nations on Manhattan's East Side today, it was obvious that Russian President Vladimir Putin is changing the strategic shape of world events, and has substantial support among Americans as well for a real international coalition to defeat terrorism.

He said that rapidly spreading terrorism, impoverishment, and loss of respect for life has been generated across the Mideast, North Africa and South Asia by regime change wars, or "wars for democracy," which are in violation of that UN Charter and of international law, and that this devastation would spread until it were stopped.

Sep 29 10:50

UK calls for UN to impose sanctions against four British nationals

The United Nations (UN) is expected to impose sanctions, upon a request by the UK government, on four British nationals accused of fighting or recruiting for the Takfiri Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group operating in Syria.

Sep 29 09:42

Obama stands up to Putin, rejects Russian’s strategy against ISIS in Syria

A day after tangling with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Syria, President Obama said Tuesday that he is leading a “global movement” to defeat the Islamic State with a strategy that includes replacing Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is receiving more military aid from Moscow.

Defeating the Islamic State in Syria “requires, I believe, a new leader,” Mr. Obama told foreign leaders at a U.N. summit.

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Here's your rifle, Barack...

Sep 29 09:07

Migrants trampled on the food and demanded money - English subtitle

Sep 29 09:01

Putin Just Made US Obsolete in the Middle East

So, now we know Russia, Iran, and Syria are all cooperating and now we also know Iraq HAS, in fact, joined the party! Gosh, and the poor United States now feels left out. Aww…Uncle Sammy wasn’t invited to the party? Now Obama and Kerry have been scrambling, trying to talk to Iran about Syria and Yemen. Iran probably feels like Kerry is trying to invite himself to the soiree and use the old “Iran invited me!” shtick to crash the party. Now here goes Obama saying, “Oh, um, well, we want to cooperate with Russia! Seriously! But, Assad still needs to go, you guys!” Yeah, still trying to save face after all this time, even though there’s egg all over it. Give it up, clowns. You just got outflanked. You lost this chess game for keeps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is proof positive that you can never, ever believe anything the US government says, ever again.

Sep 29 08:29


If Russia wants complete security for its forces and airbases in Syria, it must secure Jisr Al-Shughoor. And so, Syria’s National Security Adviser, Gen. Ali Mamlook, flew to Moscow on June 29, 2015 and met with his counterparts in the Russian Defense Ministry and the Kremlin. In September, Gen. Qaasim Sulaymaani traveled to Moscow to further shore up an agreement that would envision the arrival of Russian forces and materiel to Syria in order to finish off ISIS, Alqaeda/Nusra and the U.S. conspiracy. Why is Jisr Al-Shughoor important? Look at the map and see how it sits directly in the center of Syria’s huge agricultural valley called the Waadi Al-Ghaab. Look at how it is situated on the road which rises to the west all the way up the mountains and bypasses a large number of villages only to finally give terrorists an unobstructed view across the serene coastal mountains with trajectories capable of striking Russian military assets.

Sep 29 07:52

Putin Tells UN National Sovereignty Needs to Be Respected

US experts claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin in his UN General Assembly speech upheld the importance of national sovereignty to protect countries from being destabilized and toppled in the name of such causes as "democracy" and "human rights".

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"Oh, come ON now! How far do you think we would get if we were destabilized and toppling countries in the name of "greed?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 29 07:43

U.S. gives up effort to train Syrian opposition forces

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday met privately, about their opposite views of the 4-year-old war in Syria that has led to the rise of ISIS and set off an enormous refugee crisis.

All this on the same day the Pentagon was forced to concede a key part of the president's Syria policy is a dismal failure. The program to train and equip Syrian opposition forces has been suspended.

The $500-million program had once been a linchpin of the strategy to defeat ISIS but so far has proved a fiasco. It was put on hold after a band of fighters turned over their U.S.-supplied equipment to terrorists linked to al Qaeda.

Sep 29 03:45

Hollande: Syria’s future cannot include Assad

French President Francois Hollande said yesterday that Syria’s future cannot include Bashar Al-Assad.

The French president made his remarks during a press conference held at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Sep 29 03:33

The Power of False Narrative

Strategic communications” or Stratcom, a propaganda/psy-op technique that treats information as a “soft power” weapon to wield against adversaries, is a new catch phrase in an Official Washington obsessed with the clout that comes from spinning false narratives.

In this age of pervasive media, the primary method of social control is through the creation of narratives delivered to the public through newspapers, TV, radio, computers, cell phones and any other gadget that can convey information. This reality has given rise to an obsession among the power elite to control as much of this messaging as possible.

Sep 28 19:23

Kunstler: Did Charlie Rose look like a fucking idiot last night on 60-Minutes, or what.....?

Charlie Rose, 60-Minutes — and perhaps by extension US government agencies with an interest in propagandizing — seem to want to put over the story that Russia has involved itself in Syria only to aggrandize its role on in world affairs.

Forgive me for being so blunt, but what sort of stupid fucking idea is this? And are there any non-lobotomized adults left in the USA who can’t see straight through it? The truth is that American policy in Syria (plus Iraq, Libya, Ukraine, Somalia, Afghanistan) is an impressive record of failure in terms of the one basic aim that most rational people might agree upon: stabilizing the region in a way that does not leave Islamic jihadi maniacs in charge.

Sep 28 17:22

Displacement Of Syrians For Uyghur Terrorists In Syria?

By Afraa Dagher

In 1948, during the Nakba, or Palestinian Exodus, the Palestinian tragedy began in earnest. Palestinian Refugees were spread out all over the world but most were divided between Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Today there is another tragedy of displacement – Syria. Since 2011, the year of the color revolution and destabilization, engineered and designed by Israel and the West, Syrian society and the population as a whole has been torn apart...

Sep 28 16:24

The Refugees Didn’t Realize This European Woman Was Fluent in Arabic

This woman tells the story of what happened when her train to Vienna was besieged by migrants in Budapest. These people didn’t realize that the European woman was fluent in Arabic, and she overheard and understood everything being said around her.

A band of overwhelmingly adult male migrants (they try to spin it in the media like these waves of refugees are mostly women and children, but it’s not true) stormed her train car and casually threatened to take the five people who bought tickets hostage thinking no one else could understand what they were really saying.

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Sep 28 14:48

Obama, Putin clash over vision for resolving Syrian crisis

US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin clashed over their competing visions for Syria, with Obama urging a political transition to replace the Syrian president but Putin warning it would be a mistake to abandon the current government.

Obama and Putin's dueling speeches at a United Nations General Assembly summit served as a public preview of their private meeting late Monday. The sit-down marks their first face-to-face encounter in nearly a year and comes amid escalating Russian military engagement in Syria.

Obama said he was open to working with Russia, as well as Iran, to bring Syria's civil war to an end. He called for a "managed transition" that would result in the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose forces have clashed with rebels for more than four years, creating a vacuum for the Islamic State and other extremist groups. (Created by the US!!!)

Sep 28 11:38

UN enthusiastic about idea of Baghdad-based center to coordinate anti-IS efforts

The United Nations is enthusiastic about the idea of establishing a Russia-Iraq-Iran-Syria coordination center in Baghdad to counter the terrorist organization Islamic State, UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq told TASS on Monday. On Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the new centrer would be tasked to coordinate anti-terrorist efforts of the four countries.
A military-diplomatic source told TASS earlier that Russia, Syria, Iran and Iraq had established an information center in Baghdad for coordinating efforts in fighting against the Islamic State (IS).

Sep 28 10:06

Putin to UN: Export of so-called democratic revolutions continues globally

The export of the so-called democratic revolutions continues, as the international community fails to learn from mistakes, which have already been made, Russian President Vladimir Putin said addressing the UNGA.

He cited the example of the revolutions in the Middle East, when people wished for change, “but how did that turn out?”

He said that instead of triumph of democracy “we have violence and social disaster,” where no one cares about human rights, including the right to life.

Sep 28 08:45

Israel Attacks Syria After Stray Rocket, Hits Three Army Sites

As the Syrian Civil War continues to rage, fighting in the Golan led to a “stray rocket” firing across the border into the Israeli-occupied Golan, hitting an empty field and doing no damage. Israel, as expected, was furiously denouncing this as a “violation of sovereignty.”

So Israel’s military did what it usually does, and started attacking random Syrian military posts, with the military bragging of major damage done to three different bases in southern Syria in “retaliation” for a rocket that officials conceded they had no evidence the Syrian military fired in the first place.

Sep 28 07:54

'Bored' migrants BEMOAN lack of cash to buy cigarettes and slow internet in camps

MIGRANTS waiting to claim asylum in Europe are complaining about their quality of life inside camps, claiming they are having to eat bad food and put up with "slow internet".

Sep 28 07:53

‘If we stop training, arming jihadists, the war will end’ – Virginia state senator to RT

As the Syrian civil war continues to rage and Islamic State maintains its foothold in the region, Virginia state Senator Dick Black told RT that “if the US stopped training jihadists and arming jihadists, the war will end.”

Sep 28 07:52

Obama to UN: US ready to work with Russia and Iran on Syria

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"As long as you do what I say!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 28 07:51

Syria Turns The Corner

The deployment of forces from Iran, Russia and Hezbollah along with the Syrian Army aims to recover key and strategic cities and areas under the control of al-Qaeda and ISIS in the first place. Damascus gave Hezbollah 75 tank to become part of this organized- irregular organization. It is the first Hezbollah armored brigade composed of new T-72 and T-55 tanks to support the group’ Special Forces on the ground.

Sep 28 07:49

The Obama administration needs to own up to the quagmire in Syria

The crisis in Syria is still in full throttle. President Obama pretends to be a powerless bystander in Syria when in fact US policy has played an important role in creating the quagmire now playing out. For example, the events of this past weekend present a microcosm of how US policy has failed and it’s time for the US president to take responsibility and to change US policy while he still has a chance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sadly, to judge by the speech Obama is giving to the United Nations, it looks like Obama is trying to preserve the status quo for the war machine.

Sep 28 07:43

FLASHBACK - Russian President Vladimir Putin: So who created ISIS, anyway?

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.)

It would be fair to say that Russian politicians took much offence to being placed in this list, next to a terror organisation and a disease.

Sep 27 20:48

Putin and Xi rock da house: Escobar

the stories not covered by the lamestream media tell us so much more

Sep 27 16:44

At least three Israeli airstrikes hit Syrian army on Golan Heights

Israel has launched at least three airstrikes against positions of the Syrian army on the Golan Heights.

Sep 27 16:44

In "Sweeping" Interview, Putin Calls US Syria Strategy "Illegal", Details Russia's Support For Assad

As we never tire of pointing out, perhaps the most amusing thing about Russia’s stepped up role in Syria is the extent to which it represents the calling of Washington’s ISIS bluff.

Sep 27 16:41

US On The Ropes: China To Join Russian Military In Syria While Iraq Strikes Intel Deal With Moscow, Tehran

Last Thursday, we asked if China was set to join Russia and Iran in support of the Assad regime in Syria.

Our interest was piqued when the pro-Assad Al-Masdar (citing an unnamed SAA “senior officer”), said Chinese “personnel and aerial assets” are set to arrive within weeks. To the uninitiated, this may seem to have come out of left field, so to speak. However, anyone who has followed the conflict and who knows a bit about the global balance of power is aware that Beijing has for some time expressed its support for Damascus, most notably by voting with Russia to veto a Security Council resolution that would have seen the conflict in Syria referred to the Hague.

Sep 27 14:46

Russia seizes initiative in Syria crisis; France bombs Islamic State

A senior State Department official said if the Russians were going to play a greater role in the fight against Islamic State, it was essential to have talks on "de-confliction" - measures to avert inadvertent clashes between the militaries.

"We are just at the beginning of trying to understand what the Russians' intentions are in Syria, in Iraq, and to try to see if there are mutually beneficial ways forward here. We have got a long way to go in that conversation," the official said.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told Reuters he was ready to discuss Syria with Russia and stressed the need for coordination to avoid any "incident or accident" between Russian forces and U.S.-led forces fighting Islamic State.


Israel, which borders Syria and has previously attacked sites in Syria, carried out at least three air strikes against Syrian army targets on the Golan Heights on Sunday, rebel sources and a monitoring group said.

Sep 27 14:34

Israel Fires at Syria Army in Response to Mortar Fire

Israel fired artillery shells at two targets in Syria on Sunday evening after two Syrian mortar shells landed in Israeli territory in the past two days, the IDF said.

One mortar shell landed earlier on Sunday in an open area in the northern Golan Heights, after another round hit the same area on Saturday. They caused no damage or injuries.

The two rounds, the Israeli army said, were likely errant fire from the fighting between regime and rebel forces close to the border.

The targets of the Israeli strike were two army posts in the central Golan Heights on the Syrian side of the border, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said in a statement.

Sep 27 14:34

Troops for Syria a Putin masterstroke

Russian President Vladimir Putin's dramatic deployment of soldiers, weapons and aircraft to Syria is aimed at reshaping not just a civil war on the edge of the Mediterranean but Russia's standing in the world community.

Moscow has been isolated for years by sanctions slapped on the country as punishment for its annexation of Crimea and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Doubling down on his support for the Syrian regime, Putin sent a clear signal there would be no solution to the bloody quagmire without Moscow.

The United Nations General Assembly in New York this week offers an opportunity for world leaders to inject new momentum into international talks on Syria, especially as attendees include United States President Barack Obama and Putin.

Sep 27 14:31

Former British general calls for no-fly zone over north-west Syria

One of Britain’s most senior retired generals has called for the implementation of a no-fly zone in Syria and said the situation in the country is now so serious that “doing nothing is no longer an option”.

Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb, a former director of the SAS and one of the architects of the Iraq “surge” strategy, said a no-fly zone over north-west Syria would protect civilians and stem the tide of refugees from the area.

Lamb told the Guardian that the proposition for a safe zone where civilians could be safe from aerial attack by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces “demands a careful but quick analysis” before finding regional and international support to put it into effect.

Sep 27 13:03

Israel Fires at Syria Army in Response to Mortar Fire

Israel fired artillery shells at two targets in Syria on Sunday evening after two mortar shells landed in Israeli territory in the past two days, the IDF said.

One mortar shell landed earlier on Sunday in an open area in the northern Golan Heights, after another round hit the same area on Saturday. They caused no damage or injuries.

The two rounds, the Israeli army said, were likely errant fire from the fighting between regime and rebel forces close to the border.

The targets of the Israeli strike were two army posts in the central Golan Heights on the Syrian side of the border, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said in a statement.

Sep 27 12:46

Syrian air force killed 38 terrorists from "Junud Caucus"

A Syrian military source said that the Syrian air force planes carried out air strikes on the headquarters of the terrorist group "Junud Caucus" in the area of al-Raud in the North of Latakia province. As a result of the operation 38 terrorists were destroyed. According to military intelligence, most of the fighters are foreign mercenaries fighting against the Syrian army.
Earlier it was reported that the Syrian air force killed about 25 militants "dzhebhat EN-Nusra" and "Junud Caucus" in the settlement Zahia of Latakia province.

Sep 27 09:51

US-backed Syrian Rebels handed over equipment to Al Qaeda affiliate, military admits

The U.S.-trained and armed rebels at the center of President Barack Obama’s Syria policy have turned over at least a quarter of their American-issued equipment to the the al Nusra Front, which is linked with al Qaeda, Central Command admitted late Friday.

Sep 27 09:24

UK Drops Agenda to Immediately Remove Syrian President Assad From Power

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has switched priorities in resolving the Syrian crisis from immediately removing President Bashar Assad from power to focusing on the international efforts to fight the Islamic State (ISIL) extremists in the country, The Telegraph newspaper said Sunday, citing a source in the British government.
A number of Western countries, including the United Kingdom, have long been vocally supportive of the Syrian opposition and insisted on removing Assad from power.

Sep 27 09:22

'Self Defense'? Moscow Questions Legality of France's Anti-ISIL Strikes

Earlier, Prime Minister Manuel Valls was cited by French media as saying that Paris's bombing campaign constitutes self-defense. "We are acting in self-defense," Valls noted, according to Reuters.
In a post on her Facebook page, Zakharova pondered that "it would be nice to know more about this concept of self-defense, in the form of air strikes [on the territory of Syria,] a state which did not attack anyone, and without its consent, and about this concept's compliance with international law." Zakharova noted that she found it entertaining that "the referendum in Crimea is called an annexation, but air strikes conducted without the approval of the Security Council or of the receiving side is self-defense...

Sep 27 09:05

France carries out airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State

Six French jet fighters targeted and destroyed an Islamic State training camp in eastern Syria, President Francois Hollande said Sunday, making good on a promise to go after the group that the president has said is planning attacks against several countries, including France.

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First Germany, and now France, have abandoned the US "Assad must go" agenda and have joined Russia in actually going after the US proxies ISIS and Al Qaeda!

Get ready for an announcement that some french product fails to meet some arbitrary US standards!

Sep 27 08:36

Syria Turns The Corner

The deployment of forces from Iran, Russia and Hezbollah along with the Syrian Army aims to recover key and strategic cities and areas under the control of al-Qaeda and ISIS in the first place. Damascus gave Hezbollah 75 tank to become part of this organized- irregular organization. It is the first Hezbollah armored brigade composed of new T-72 and T-55 tanks to support the group’ Special Forces on the ground.

Sep 27 08:11

Chinese troops to join Russian marines in Syria soon, says report

After the Russians and Iranians, Chinese troops reportedly are teaming up with the Syrian regime forces in what is being termed as thedeal that will allow President Bashar al-Assad to stay in power.
A report claims that a Chinese naval vessel carrying dozens of "military advisers" is on its way to Syria and the Chinese troops will then join with the "hundreds" of Russian soldiers.

"The Chinese will be arriving in the coming weeks," a Syrian army official told Lebanon-based news website -Al-Masdar Al-'Arabi.
The Chinese ship has crossed the Suez Canal in Egypt and is currently in the Mediterranean Sea.

Sep 27 07:38

Iraq steps up anti-Islamic State coordination with Iran, Syria, Russia

Iraq has agreed to set up a cell increasing intelligence coordination with Russia, Syria and Iran in the fight against the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said on Sunday.
"It`s a committee coordinating between the four countries, with representatives of each country, in the field of military intelligence and aimed at sharing and analysing information," Saad al-Hadithi, a spokesman for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi`s office, told AFP.

Sep 27 06:07

Obama, Putin to meet at a defining moment

The Russian state agency TASS is not given to speculating on the Kremlin leader’s activities. It is a ground rule set by Joseph Stalin when the agency was created in 1925. Therefore, we must accept as ‘breaking news’ the TASS’ Washington dateline report quoting ‘an informed source’ to the effect that a meeting between Russian president Vladimir Putin and US resident Barack Obama will take place next week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session.

Obama will do well to cut his way through the neocon shibboleth and comprehend that Russia has been largely reactive – be it in Ukraine, Syria or Afghanistan or on missile defence and the global strategic stability – whereas, the US has trampled on Russia’s vital and legitimate interests and core concerns like a rogue elephant. Amends need to be made. For far too long, Obama chose to tread the trodden path set by Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in the direction of ‘containment’ of Russia.

Sep 26 19:07

100% the US has been knowingly supporting ISIS and other terroists

Brad Hoff explains

Sep 26 16:58

‘If we stop training, arming jihadists, the war will end’ – Virginia Senator Exposes ‘War on Terror’

Richmond, VA (RT) — As the Syrian civil war continues to rage and Islamic State maintains its foothold in the region, Virginia state Senator Dick Black told RT that “if the US stopped training jihadists and arming jihadists, the war will end.”

In a lengthy interview, the Republican state senator connected the crisis in Syria to the actions of countries such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey, who he said have armed extremists like Islamic State militants that are fighting against the Syrian government. He also blamed US meddling in the Middle East for the rise of terror groups like Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL).

Sep 26 15:52

Russia, Syria, Iran and Iraq established military coordination center in Baghdad

A military-diplomatic source told TASS about the establishment of information center in Baghdad to fight ISIS. According to the source, established in Baghdad center will be working with representatives of the General staffs of Russia, Syria, Iran and Iraq. "The main functions of this structure will be the collection, processing, compilation and analysis of current information about the situation in the Middle East region in the context of the fight against the "Islamic state", the distribution of intel and its operational transfer to the General staffs of these countries," - he explained.
Latakia residents are overjoyed to be under the Russian 'wing'

Sep 26 14:30

Flashback - "Sykes-Picot Agreement (1915) and the Balfour Declaration (1917)"

"Connecting The Dotz" on the "Hidden Hand" of World Zionism and the roots of the "Greater Israel" agenda.

"If my sons did not want wars, there would be none."
- Gutele Schnaper, Mayer Amschel Rothschild’s wife (1849)