Oct 06 09:41

terrorists of the Islamic states are hiding from Russian air raids and in mosques

Terrorists in Syria are beginning to be saved from attack aerospace power Russia running away and hiding in mosques, told reporters after a meeting with military attaches of several countries Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov RF.

"We have information that the terrorists hiding in mosques. We have data, video data and terrorists conceal their technique in addition to mosques, "- he said.

"Knowing how we handled sensitively and respectfully treat the mosques, they know very well: we never, under any circumstances, we will not attack religious and non-military facilities" - said Russian deputy defense minister.

Russian soldiers carefully checked intelligence before carry out an air strike on the Islamic state in Syria, said Antonov.

Oct 06 09:27

‘No opposition ready to lead Syria now’ – US Intel ex-Chief

Since Russia launched its air strikes against Islamic State last week, it’s been widely accused of bombing areas where the terror group has no presence.

Oct 06 08:30

Brzezinski: Obama should retaliate if Russia doesn't stop attacking U.S. assets

The United States should threaten to retaliate if Russia does not stop attacking U.S. assets in Syria, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in a Financial Times op-ed published Sunday, urging "strategic boldness," with American credibility in the Middle East and the region itself at stake.

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Here's your rifle, Zbigniew...

Oct 06 08:29

Turkey and America support Armenian genocide in Syria; Armenian volunteers support Assad and Putin

The Armenian diaspora is collecting humanitarian aid and recruiting volunteers to help Syria around the world. In the coming days 127 volunteers are supposed to travel to the Syrian city of Homs, including members of the Armenian diaspora from Poland, USA, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France and other countries, told "RG" the head of the international movement "NAR" (New Armenia), Amram Petrosyan.

- We have already sent letters with information about our initiative to the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, and to the Global Armenian Congress, and asked for a blessing for our work from the catholicos, - said Petrosyan.

According to him, the initiative stirred a great response among Armenians worldwide. "Letters are coming from everywhere, among people willing to go to help in Syria - doctors, lawyers, artists".

Oct 06 08:27

Obama’s Syria Strategy: ‘Scrambling’ and ‘Desperate’ as Putin Takes Charge

I mentioned realities the Obama administration can’t or won’t accept. For the moment I count five:

• The united front Putin urged on Obama is up and running as we speak. A week ago the Iraqi military command announced that Baghdad would begin sharing intelligence in the fight against ISIS with Tehran, Moscow, and Damascus. Once again, the White House was left “scrambling,” as a report in The New York Times put it.

• Washington complains that Russian bombers aren’t hitting ISIS. But the stated mission is to keep Assad from falling, and the targets appear to be those most directly threatening Damascus. Is there a surprise here? Equally, should Moscow discriminate against one group of Islamists from another, given that “moderates” in this war long ago proved a figment of the CIA’s ever-fertile imagination?

Oct 06 08:19

Obama: It takes me by surprise how people believe Putin outplaying me

“The actions of Russia’s leadership do not make the country any stronger. Rather, the country earns more attention and negative reputation”

Baku – APA. The actions of Russian national leader Vladimir Putin only lead to a fall in Russia's position as an international player. All that he did creates for Russia a reputation that is not so good.

The statement was made by US President Barack Obama when he was told of opinions that Russian President Vladimir Putin is outplaying him, APA reported citing

“What takes me by surprise is that how people – not only my critics – believe it,” he said.

He recalled that when he became president in 2008, the US was undergoing the consequences of the worst global financial crisis and was simultaneously involved in two wars – almost single-handedly.

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I am having an industrial, palm to forehead moment at velocity, upon reading this.

Is President Obama so completely out of touch with the reality of what Putin has done that he cannot comprehend it, logically, or is he simply in denial?!?

And of course, let us not forget the sanctions placed upon Russia after the putsch in Ukraine last year, which led to Crimea to vote to rejoin the Russian Federation.

But not only did those sanctions pull Russia and China closer together; the Russian economy is also poised for growth very quickly. As reported on 30 September, 2015 at

The World Bank anticipates a 3.8 percent contraction of the Russian economy in 2015, reflecting lower global oil prices and the impact of Western sanctions on the country. However it is more optimistic for the Russian economy in the coming years. Next year, contraction will slow down to 0.6 percent, while in 2017 the Russian economy will recover to a 1.5 percent growth rate, according to World Bank’s latest Russia Economic Report, issued Wednesday. The bank also expects the Russian ruble to strengthen to 58.2 rubles (about 13 percent) to the US dollar in 2017, with capital outflow reduced to $67 billion. The report praised the Russian authorities for successfully stabilizing the economy and called for sustained structural reforms. There is an opportunity for Russia to benefit from a structural transformation of its economy in the longer term, according to the report. “The policy response by the authorities successfully stabilized the economy. Monetary policy prevented costly delays in relative price adjustments, highlighting the importance of the central bank’s commitment to inflation targeting in the context of a flexible exchange rate regime,” the World Bank lead economist for the Russian Federation and the main author of the report Birgit Hansl said.

Except for the 1%, the American economy, unfortunately, is staggering and weaving like a boxer who has taken one too many punches to the face. It appears that a hard landing is coming; it is only a question of when.

Oct 06 08:18

We Aren't Nearly As Worried About The Middle East As We should Be

What's the opposite of a gift that keeps on giving? A mistake that keeps metastasizing.

Which pretty much sums up the US role in the Middle East. Beginning with the CIA's 1953 overthrow of Iran's democratically elected president and continuing through the multiple regime changes and invasions of recent years, various American governments have behaved like they both understood that region and had the power to mold it into a docile client that pumped oil, suppressed dissent and otherwise caused no trouble.

Instead, each intervention turned up the heat on an already-boiling pot of corruption, sectarian rivalry and geopolitical anger that has finally erupted into regional civil war. The whole world, at long last, understands that the situation is beyond both US understanding and control.

And that's the good news.

Oct 06 08:17

'Don't make it worse for yourselves': Helicopters drop leaflets on ISIS and rebel fighters warning them to give up now ahead of huge Russian-backed ground offensive

Syrian army helicopters have dropped tens of thousands of leaflets on ISIS and rebel fighters, warning them to get out now and 'don't make it even worse for yourselves'.

The flyers were let go over the embattled cities of Rastan and Talbiseh, which have been pounded by Moscow's warplanes this week and where Russia claims 5,000 ISIS and al-Nusra Front terrorists are stationed.

It came as Russian media said there would soon be a large ground operation in the area driven by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's troops - with Russia's military backing from the air and possibly on the ground, involving Spetsnatz special forces.

Oct 06 08:12

From Day 1 of Russian anti-ISIS op in Syria MSM launched anti-Moscow information campaign - FM

The global media are intentionally distorting the objectives of the Russian air operation in Syria, said Maria Zakharova, spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry.

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Oct 06 08:10

How Syrians View Russia v. U.S.

U.S. President Obama’s chief aim in Syria is not to defeat the fundamentalist ISIS and Al Qaeda there, but to replace that country’s secular leader Bashar al-Assad, who is, on the basis of the above-cited evidence, far more popular in Syria than Obama is. Yet Obama says that militarily overthrowing Assad would be the ‘democratic’ thing to do.

Oct 06 07:15

Obama authorizes resupply of Syrian opposition

Obama is resupplying the terrorists!Hope he doesn't mind the Russians blowing it all to hell!

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama authorized the resupply of Syrian Kurds and the Arab-Syrian opposition as part of a strategy to put pressure on ISIS from the north and strengthen the border, according to two senior administration officials.

Oct 06 05:24

With Russia’s Dep. Army Chief due in Israel, Moscow posts 64 S-300 ship-to-air missiles off Syria, N. Israel

Got news for DEBKAfile. Russia can shoot down ALL US stealth aircraft!
Do your own dirty work Israel!

Russia’s deputy chief of staff, Gen. Nikolay Bogdanovsky, accompanied by a large military delegation, arrives in Israel for a two-day visit on Tuesday, Oct. 6, to discuss increased coordination between the two militaries. However, Moscow seems to be sending Jerusalem an altogether different message: Friday, Oct. 2, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the surprise deployment of Navy cruiser, the Moskva, armed with 64 advanced anti-aircraft missiles S-300 ship-to-air missiles opposite the Syrian coastal town of Latakia.

If US President Obama truly wanted to deal effectively with Moscow’s military moves in Syria, besides saying that Russia is bound to fail, he would have ordered the deployment of US stealth fighters to Turkey and Israel.

Oct 06 00:39

Syria President al-Assad Interview: “New Anti-terrorism Coalition Must Succeed, Otherwise the Whole Region Will Be Destroyed”

Supporting terrorism is not only aimed against our peoples but against yours as well. This terrorism has started to bite back. What you have seen so far is only the beginning or “the tip of the iceberg”……….President Bashar al-Assad

Oct 05 22:41

The Hope Behind Putin’s Syria Help

President Obama insists on looking the gift horse of Russian military help for Syria’s embattled government in the mouth. Rather than welcome assistance in blocking a Sunni extremist victory, Obama bends to the neocons and liberal hawks.

Oct 05 22:32

Putin Bests Obama on Leadership Front against Islamic State

President Barack Obama never likes to be upstaged in the popularity and leadership department. Yet, that is exactly what has occurred with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decisive military action against the Islamic State in Syria.

Oct 05 21:52

Who is next in line? Afghanistan wants Russia's help too

If this doesn't take the cake!

October 5, 2015
TV Zvezda
Translated by Kristina Rus

Kabul needs Russian help in the fight against terrorist group "Islamic state". This was announced by the first Vice-President of Afghanistan General Abdul Rashid Dostum following the meeting with the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov.

"Dostum said that ISIS is trying to make its foothold in Afghanistan. To prevent this threat Kabul needs Russian support, as in Syria. We are confident that the Russian leadership will make a positive decision in this matter," — wrote Kadyrov on his social network page.

Oct 05 19:05

Why is Washington Against Russia Bombing ISIS and Al-Qaeda?

The bottom line is this: the US is opposing Russia's attacks on ISIS and al-Qaeda -- two branches of the same tree that are a proven threat to the US homeland -- because Russia is not also attacking the Assad government, which could never be a threat to the United States.

Oct 05 18:50

Russia, Israel to talk Syria in Tel Aviv: Israeli Officer

A high-ranking Russian military delegation is set to hold talks with Israeli officials in Tel Aviv on Russia's operations in Syria, an Israeli officer says.

The Israeli military officer said on Monday that the Russian delegation will visit Israel on Tuesday for talks on ways Israeli and Russian military forces can avoid clashes while operating in Syria.

Oct 05 15:46

ISIS ON THE RUN: Russian Airstrikes Totally Obliterate Terrorist Forces in Just 72 Hours

Russia has just achieved, in 72 hours, what the West failed to do in an entire year.

Numerous news outlets are now reporting that ISIS forces are in total disarray and even, in some cases, completely on the run following the start of Russian airstrikes last week.

Russian Lt. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov said that “intelligence has captured that militants are leaving the areas under their control“, and, most importantly, he added that “panic and desertion have begun in their ranks. About 600 mercenaries have left their positions and are trying to get to Europe“.

Due to this runaway success, Kartapolov said “we will not only continue conducting our airstrikes, but will also increase their intensity“, where the Russians will be targeting “command and control centers, ammunition and explosives warehouses, communication centers, mini-factories for the production of weapons of suicide bombings and militant training camps“.

Oct 05 15:36

Russian Air Force destroys 20 ISIS tanks near Palmyra – Defense Ministry

Russia’s Sukhoi jets flew 15 sorties over Syria on Monday striking 10 Islamic State targets in various regions, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry. 20 tanks and 3 rocket launchers in Homs province near embattled Palmyra were destroyed,

“During the day, Sukhoi-34, Sukhoi-24M and Sukhoi-25 warplanes flew a total of 15 sorties from the Khmeimim airbase. Air strikes were delivered at ten targets of the Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] group in Syria,” Igor Konashenkov, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman said in a statement on Monday.

Oct 05 14:33

ISIS Suffers Disastrous Defeat in Deir Ezzor: Over 150 Terrorists Killed in 24 Hours

On Monday morning, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched a full-scale assault on the provincial capital of the Deir Ezzor Governorate, attacking the Syrian Armed Forces’ frontline defenses at the Military Airport; the Al-Sina’a, Al-Haweeqa, and Al-‘Amal Districts; and the village of Al-Muri’iyah.

Unfortunately for the terrorist group, they were severely outmatched by the soldiers from the 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division and the 104th Airborne Brigade of the Republican Guard.

Upon their initial assault at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, ISIS sent two waves of fighters towards the contested army base (southern perimeter of the airport); however, the charging terrorists were overwhelmed by the fierce resistance from the Syrian Arab Army and the relentless aerial assault by the Russian Air Force.

Oct 05 14:07

Inter-Imperial Feuds and the Lost Revolution in Syria

Joseph Daher and Jennifer Loewenstein debate what are the real goals of the U.S. in Syria.

Oct 05 12:34

'No opposition ready to lead Syria now' – US Intel ex-Chief

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The US claims to be supporting the Syrian political opposition ... but there actually isn't any! The US is trying to remove Assad to install another US puppet ruler!

Oct 05 12:18

Syrians View Russians as Heroes – British Journalist

British journalist Lindsey Hilsum argues that many Syrians hold Russian President Vladimir Putin for their friend and see Russians as saviors.

Residents in the Syrian cities of Tartous and Latakia believe that Russia’s military operation against the ISIL terrorist group would bring the war in the country to an end, the British journalist wrote.

Moreover, they believe that the US is to blame for strengthening of the terrorists and their allies.

Oct 05 12:12

The Russian Move in Syria: Changing the Game

If we look at the Middle East conflict like a game of chess, we would have to say that Russian president Vladimir Putin’s military intervention to support the government of Syria is a brilliant and perfectly-timed move that could change the whole game. If Putin’s move succeeds it may very well bring an end to the war in Syria in the very near future.

Oct 05 12:05

NATO calls on Russia to cease Syria military strikes

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has called on Russia to stop its anti-Daesh air campaign in Syria after Russian fighter jet strayed into Turkey’s airspace.

"Allies call on the Russian Federation to immediately cease its attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians,” NATO said Monday in a statement following an emergency meeting on the Syria crisis at its Brussels headquarters.

The military alliance also expressed its deep concern over Russia's military presence in Syria.

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NATO is grasping at straws here. Russia and Turkey have already kissed and made up about the plane straying over a recently altered border, and Syria has asked the Russians to be in Syria. Neither the US nor NATO have any such justification to be there.

Oct 05 11:29

Five Leaders Challenging Western Imperialism through Diplomacy, Persuasion,and Public Pressure: Pope Francis, Vladimir Putin, Xi, Jinping, Hassan Rouhani, and Jeremy Corbyn

These five protagonists of a new global agenda differ from past critics from the left both in the style and substance of their politics.

Western imperialism, in all of its manifestation, is being challenged by five political leaders, through diplomacy, moral persuasion and public pressure.

In recent time, Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn have raised fundamental questions concerning (1) war and peace in the Middle East and the Caucuses; (2) climate change and the destruction of the environment; (3) economic sanctions, military threats and confrontation; and (4) growing inequalities of class, gender and race.

Oct 05 11:21

Russia rejects “a No-Fly Zone” on Syrian territories, Bogdanov says

Moscow, SANA-Russian President’s special representative to the Middle East and North Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Bogdanov affirmed on Monday that his country respects sovereignty of the Syrian state and rejects establishing a no- fly zone on its territories.

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A very subtle piece of business. Russia recognizes Syria's right to refuse transit of US warplanes in its skies.

Oct 05 10:58

Russia to Expand Syria Air Strikes against ISIS: Mission Creep or Strategy?

Coordinated International Effort against Middle East Terrorism counters long-term NATO Objectives.

In a January 2013 interview with nsnbc, retired Pakistani Major Agha H. Amin noted that one of NATO’s long-term objectives with the destabilization of Syria was to spread a string of low intensity conflicts from the Mediterranean along Russia’s and other CSTO members soft and resource-rich underbelly to Pakistan. It is within this context that the statement of the President of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, and his country’s support for the Russian air strikes can be understood.

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A good chess player thinks a great number of moves ahead of where his pieces are on the board; this is precisely what Putin is doing in Syria.

Oct 05 10:50

Syria, the Times and the Mystery of the "Moderate Rebels"

It's always been a fantasy, this idea that we could provide some light arms, or even more sophisticated arms, to what was essentially an opposition made up of former doctors, farmers, pharmacists, and so forth, and that that they were going to be able to battle not only a well-armed state, but also a well-armed state backed by Russia, backed by Iran, a battle-hardened Hezbollah. That was never in the cards.
The "moderate rebels" are a good deal like the Third Force once dreamed of by the architects of the Vietnam War, as an alternative to the French colonial government and the communist Viet Minh. The US found an "independent" ally in the corrupt anti-communist Ngo Dinh Diem but eventually had him deposed and killed. The upright democratic allies on the ground only existed in numbers too weak to count politically or militarily; nor could the CIA in Vietnam conjure them out of thin air; and a failure of rational doubt set the United States on the long downward spiral of that war.

Oct 05 10:47

US Plans to Escalate Syrian Airstrikes to ‘Hem In Russia’

President Obama insists that the US remains as committed as ever to fighting ISIS in Syria. Despite that, the announcement of two new planned escalations in Syria are being couched almost entirely as being aimed at Russia, suggesting the US is seeing the war as a chance to one-up Russia first and foremost.

The new escalations involve throwing dramatically more weaponry at “pro-US” rebel factions, only this time having the Pentagon do it instead of the CIA, and also launching more airstrikes out of the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey.

The details on how the new strikes out of Incirlik will actually work, as Turkey has often objected to the US using the base to strike ISIS if it would benefit the Kurdish forces, and the new arming of factions is aimed at linking those factions with the Kurdish forces.

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Memo to the White House, State Department, and the Pentagon: Russia will not be "hemmed in" by this tactic, and it almost insures that there will be a direct US/Russian military confrontation, which appears to be the outcome you desire.

I would like to politely remind you all that there is a tacit agreement between Russian weapons and aircraft manufacturers and the Russian government; when these weapons and aircraft are deployed, they work as advertised, period, end of discussion.

The current US foreign policy against Syria and Russia is nothing short of madness, and may well conclude in a way not to the US government's liking

Oct 05 10:30

Israel's crocodile tears as Putin outmaneuvers and neutralizes Netanyahu in brilliant strategic move

This is a rare moment in the geopolitical world where there is cause for celebration. When the illegal and murderous actions of a country, along with its psychopathic leaders are being restricted and neutralized, we think there may actually be justice in this world after all. Read on and observe how an Israeli journalist describes the current "bleak" situation for Israel, and how from now on they will have to be extremely careful before engaging in illegal military operations against other sovereign countries, otherwise they may find themselves being mauled by the Russian bear.

Oct 05 10:27

U.S. Aims to Put More Pressure on ISIS in Syria

The American-led coalition fighting the Islamic State has begun preparing to open a major front in northeastern Syria, aiming to put pressure on Raqqa, the terrorist group’s de facto capital, according to military and administration officials.

President Obama last week approved two important steps to set the offensive in motion over the coming weeks, officials said. Mr. Obama ordered the Pentagon, for the first time, to directly provide ammunition and perhaps some weapons to Syrian opposition forces on the ground. He also endorsed the idea for an increased air campaign from an air base in Turkey, although important details still need to be worked out.

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Mr. President, can you possibly please explain to the American people why this plan is any different from what you have been trying to do for the last 4 years, which has failed utterly and miserably in Syria?!?

And sir, I would like to politely remind you that continuing to do something in precisely the same way one has done it before, yet expecting a different outcome, is a classical definition of insanity.

By the time these "vetted moderate rebels" are ready to deploy, the Russian military will have made mince-meat out of them.

President Obama has absolutely, utterly "no game" here, whatsoever; and the drawing in of these alleged "moderate rebels" almost guarantees that there will be direct military confrontation between US and Russian forces in Syria.

Oct 05 10:04

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.

Oct 05 10:02

Russia tightly shut the sky over Syria for any aircraft, except its own

If the Pentagram gets us into a war with Russia,Putin will hand the Pentagram it's big fat criminal ass!The US can't find the Russian radars!

In the Saudi paper on Friday, October 2 appeared an interview with former U.S. Colonel Jack Jacobs, who announced that the United States can't stop the Russians in Syria, as Russia has set up a no-fly zone.. This means that any military aircraft entering the combat zone, may be immediately shot down as a threat to the Russian airspace forces.

A source in military circles of the American military in Turkey reported that NATO aircraft, trying to get close to the forces of the Russian Federation,has been identified by radar, and the source of the radar could not even be traced.

"The Russians have indicated that they can see everything, and getting closer is not worth it, otherwise it will be shot down", - said the American military.

Oct 05 09:54

Thousands of Germans March to the Border to Protect it from Islamic Invaders

The German resistance is growing by the day. We have already seen over 20,000 regularly showing up in Dresden to emphatically state that Germany is for Germans, but this past weekend saw patriotic Germans in Saxony going to the border to stand up for their folk.

Oct 05 09:51


This partial timeline provides evidence that the U.S. government and Obama in particular bear a significant responsibility for theSyrian war and the results of that war.

Obama approved elements of CIA plans that go back over 65 years.

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The Obama Administration's policy in Syria can be neatly summed up in only two words: epic fail.

Oct 05 09:47

Source: Iraqi Forces Advancing in Different Fronts against ISIL

The Iraqi forces are advancing in different battlefronts against the Takfiri terrorists as the Arab country has formed a quadrilateral front against the ISIL with Iran, Russia and Syria, a spokesman for Iraqi popular forces said.

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Looks like the US terror-actors are surrounded!

Oct 05 09:42

Tip of the iceberg: No end in sight to migrant wave

One month after the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach — and a week after the European Union agreed to secure its borders — the migrant crisis has largely fallen off the front pages and reporters are going home.

But the human tide keeps rolling northward and westward, and aid agencies are preparing for it to continue through the winter, when temperatures along the migrant trail will drop below freezing. They fear the crisis may get worse.

Oct 05 09:24

The Hope Behind Putin’s Syria Help

Russia’s airstrikes on rebel strongholds in Syria, now in their fifth day,
are a game-changer. To borrow an aphorism from philosopher Yogi Berra, “The
future ain’t what it used to be.” Yogi also warned, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”

Oct 05 09:17

McCarthy: No-Fly Zones, US Boots On the Ground to Fight ISIS

The front-runner to replace House Speaker John Boehner says the United States should work with its allies to set up a no-fly zone in northern Syria in the campaign against Islamic State militants.

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Okay, Kevin, 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!

Oct 05 09:12

Bipartisan push grows for no-fly zones in Syria

A growing number of Democrats are joining GOP voices in calling for a no-fly zone or a safe zone in Syria where civilians and opposition fighters can go without fear of attack — a step the Obama administration does not back.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is an important point that must re remembered here.

The government of Syria asked Russia to come in and help them against ISIS (and it looks like Russia is doing in mere days what the US could not do in months).

The government of Syria did NOT ask the US to come in and bomb the place into rubble. Such an intervention, lacking a United Nations mandate, is a clear violation of international law and the UN charter by the government of the United States.

Now, just for a moment imagine that you live in the United States, and you find out the government of Mexico is giving guns and cash to US street gangs in order to bring down the US government and put a Mexico-puppet Junta in its place, justifying their actions by pointing out how the US Government continues to violate the Bill of Rights, the out-of-control police brutality, use of torture on prisoners to extract confessions, and so forth. Would you be okay with Mexico's actions? Or let us say that you live in Libya, and you find out that the US was giving weapons and money to criminal gangs in Tripoli to force the government out and replace it with a US puppet? Would you, as a Libyan, feel that was acceptable? Ditto Yemen. Ditto Iraq. Ditto Afghanistan. Because that is not too far from what is going on in Syria right now!

Oct 05 09:05

What now? How to deal with the utter collapse of Obama's Syria-Iraq strategy

The president’s four-step plan included: a systemic campaign of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria; increased support to forces fighting ISIS on the ground in Iraq and Syria, including training and arming moderate Syrian rebels; expanded counterterrorism efforts to weaken ISIS and cut off its resources; and continued support to humanitarian assistance to civilians displaced by ISIS.

Twelve months later this strategy is in ruins. Russia has sent troops into Syria and began bombing ISIS targets Wednesday.

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Oct 05 08:59

The “Refugees” in Europe Are Acting Like Spoiled Brats

It is too cold or too hot, the internet is too slow, the food is not enough and not tasty, there isn’t enough free money, the accommodations are lackluster, it’s boring without entertainment, and lots of other complaints from people who didn’t pay for anything and weren’t invited.

Oct 05 08:56

Russia Escalates Syria Proxy War: Threatens Full Naval Blockade Of Syria

Last week, NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe, General Philip Breedlove, suggested that Russia has effectively declared a no-fly zone in Syria.

That contention was supported by Moscow’s rather bold move to effectively instruct the US-led coalition to keep its planes out of the sky starting last Wednesday. Ultimately, The Kremlin has declared a monopoly on Syrian air space for the duration of Russia’s military campaign, marking an epic embarrassment for Washington, and serving notice to the anti-regime forces operating in Syria that there’s a new sheriff in town.

Well, don't look now, but in addition to the de facto no-fly zone, some experts are out suggesting that Russia is set to use its Black Sea fleet to enforce a blockade on the Syrian coast.

Oct 05 08:55

Head for the Hills: 3,000 Islamist Militants Flee Advancing Syrian Army

More than three thousand militants from the Islamic State, Jabhat Al-Nusra and Jaish al-Yarmouk jihadist groups have left Syria for Jordan, fearing the forthcoming Syrian Army offensive, Russia's news agency Ria Novosti quoted a military source as saying.

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Oct 05 08:51

End of ISIS? Putin 'sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to WIPE OUT evil Islamic State'

The Russian leader is reportedly mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the terror group's stronghold of Raqqa.

The city is the self-declared capital of ISIS in Syria and is patrolled by as many as 5,000 jihadi members.

Putin is set to mobilise 150,000 reservists who he conscripted into the military earlier this week.

Oct 05 08:51

ISIS so weakened by Russian airstrikes and desertion it could be destroyed in HOURS

Western and more recently Russian airstrikes, chaotic leadership and mass defections have weakened the jihadi group to such an extent that it would be unable to repel even a small invasion force.

A terror analyst told that the fanatics have vastly exaggerated their military strength and called on Western leaders to launch a co-ordinated fightback which would obliterate the hate group.

Dr Afzal Ashraf said ISIS has become its own worst enemy with its campaign of terror against the West, which has prompted an international backlash.

Oct 05 08:50

ISIS jihadis OBLITERATED: Putin jets blast terrorist HQ in Syria with bunker-buster bombs

RUSSIAN bombers have OBLITERATED nine Islamic State (ISIS) outposts in just 24 hours as Vladimir Putin steps up his huge bombing campaign in Syria.

Oct 05 08:39


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I hate to say 'I told you so' ... no ... wait ... actually, I rather enjoy it!

Oct 05 08:25

Paul Craig Roberts On Russian Bombings In Syria – Putin Sent A Decisive Message To The West

With people around the world worried about the escalating war in Syria, today former U.S. Treasury official, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, told King World News that with four straight days of Russian bombings in Syria, Putin has sent a decisive message to the West.

Eric King: “Dr. Roberts, about this situation in Syria, obviously the Russians have bombed key targets and the rest of the world is watching and saying, ‘Putin just took over and put a stop to the madness.’”

Oct 05 08:16

‘Russians are going to succeed where the West did not ... or did not want’ – Assad’s adviser

Oct 05 08:15

Airstrike video: Massive blasts as Russia smashes ISIS targets in Syria

Oct 05 08:14

A Useful Prep-Sheet On Syria For Media Propagandists

Here are some State Department talking points on Syria for cable news anchors:

1) Keep mentioning the barrel bombs.

Do not mention how their use was pioneered by the Israeli Air Force in 1948, and how they were used by the US Air Force in Vietnam in Operation Inferno in 1968. Keep repeating, “barrel bombs, barrel bombs” and stating with a straight face that the Syrian regime is using them “against its own people.” Against its own people. Against its own people. Against its own people.

Oct 05 08:11

Free Syrian Army Command Asks Russia for Help Against ISIL

The representative of the Euphrates Volcano command of the FSA and the Kurdish YPG told Sputnik that the command supports Russia's operation against ISIL and requests military help.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The FSA wants to switch sides now and fight with the Russians against ISIS. Is this a trick or are the American sponsored terrorists turning on Obama and joining a Winner?

Oct 05 08:11


Oct 05 08:10

Russian air strikes disrupt supply system of ISIS terrorists in Syria - Russian General Staff

The ongoing strikes on ISIS positions in Syria have undermined the terrorists' supply system, the Russian General Staff has said.

"In the opinion of the Russian Armed Forces' General Staff, the strikes delivered by our aircraft on ISIS militants have disrupted the supply system of this terrorist organization and have done significant damage to the infrastructures used for training terrorists in Syria," Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told reporters on October 4.

Oct 05 08:06

UN SC begins working on Russian draft resolution on Syria

The draft resolution, which coordinates the efforts of all the forces opposed to Islamic State and other terror groups, was proposed to UN SC members by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Council's ministerial meeting held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Sept.30.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US will veto the Russian proposal and submit their own proposal calling for the removal of Assad... which Russia will veto.

Oct 05 08:01

BEX Alert!!! - "US defence chief warns Russia has 'losing strategy' in Syria"

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Monday that Russia is pursuing a "losing strategy" in Syria and that it must live up to its commitments in Ukraine. . .

. . ."Russia has escalated the civil war, putting further at risk the very political resolution and preservation of Syria's structure of future governance it says that it wants," Carter said at the Center for Strategic Studies and Defence.

"It remains my hope that Vladimir Putin will see that tethering Russia to a sinking ship is a losing strategy, and will decide to confront the threat presented by (IS) instead of continuing its unilateral airstrikes against Assad's opposition."

(Note: The headline on the MSN homepage is "US: Russia Losing In Syria")

Oct 05 07:52

Russia Misrepresenting Its Intentions for Syria, U.K. Foreign Secretary Says

Philip Hammond accuses Russia of using its military clout to prop Assad while saying it is attacking ISIS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As opposed to the US using its military clout to kick Assad out while saying it is attacking ISIS?

Oct 05 07:51

Donald Trump supports Putin ‘bombing the hell out of ISIS’

At one point the interviewer mentioned that Russian airstrikes could be “hitting people we’ve trained,” but Trump interrupted him by stating: “We are talking about people we don’t even know!”

“The rebel group we have no idea … I was talking to a general two days ago, he said: ‘We have no idea who these people are.’ We are training people, we don’t know who they are. We are giving them billions of dollars to fight Assad,” Trump said.

“We are fighting Assad and fighting for people, helping people ...we even don’t understand who they are. And they may be worse than Assad. They may be worse,” Trump reiterated. However, he emphasized that he was “not saying Assad is a good guy.”

Trump stressed that he has nothing against the Russian anti-terrorist operation in Syria.

“I like that Putin is bombing the hell out of ISIS,” Trump said, adding that he believes that the target of the airstrikes is indeed “going to be ISIS.”

Oct 05 07:47

Al-Zoubi: Effectiveness of Russia’s raids in Syria worries the West

Minister of information Omran al-Zoubi said the effectiveness of the air raids carried out by the Russian army in Syria have driven the armed terrorist groups and their backers crazy while they remained silence when the US announced its coalition which supposedly aimed at targeting the ISIS in Syria.

In an interview on the Syrian TV and reported by SANA, Minister al-Zoubi said the U.S.-led coalition is not serious and all of its raids on the ISIS brought no tangible results because the real purpose was not destroying the ISIS but on the contrary preserving it for as long as possible with the aim of achieving certain goals.

Oct 05 07:38

Russia claims ISIS on the ropes after 60 airstrike bombings in 72 hours

One question that's been asked repeatedly over the past thirteen months is why Washington has been unable to achieve the Pentagon's stated goal of "degrading and defeating" ISIS despite the fact that the "battle" pits the most advanced air force on the planet against what amounts to a ragtag band of militants running around the desert in basketball shoes.

Those of a skeptical persuasion have been inclined to suggest that perhaps the US isn't fully committed to the fight. Explanations for that suggestion range from the mainstream (the White House is loathe to get the US into another Mid-East war) to the "conspiratorial" (the CIA created ISIS and thus doesn't want to destroy the group due to its value as a strategic asset).

Oct 05 07:34

I Wish Nobody Was Bombing Syria

The US regime change policy for Syria has been a catastrophe. More than 200,000 killed and an entire country reduced to rubble at least partly because President Obama decided that "Assad has lost his legitimacy." How is it that the president of a country 6,000 miles away has the authority to decide whether another leader belongs in office or not? What if Rouhani in Iran decided that Obama had lost his legitimacy for killing a number of American citizens by drone without charge or trial? Would we accept that?

At least three years of US efforts to train rebels to overthrow the Syrian government has produced, as General Lloyd Austin, Commander of US Central Command, testified last month, "four or five" trained and vetted "moderates" in Syria. The $500 million appropriated for this purpose has disappeared.

Oct 05 07:05

Isis blow up Roman-era Arch of Triumph in Palmyra

A priceless Roman arch is the latest monument to fall during Islamic State’s campaign of destruction in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.
Webmaster addition: This is just a PR stunt. Muslims have no reason to blow up a Roman arch. Israel, on the other hand, needs to see ancient monuments vanish form the face of the Earth to make the absence of such monuments from the stories of David and Solomon less "problematic!"

Oct 05 06:35

Russian-made fighter jet harasses Turkish F-16s over Turkey’s Syrian border

The Russians haven't deployed Mig-29's to Syria!

A Russian-made MIG-29 fighter jet put two Turkish F-16 jets under radar lock on Turkish-Syrian border on Monday, the Turkish military has announced.

In a written statement issued on its website on Monday, the military said 10 F-16s scrambled to patrol the Turkish-Syrian border. During this mission, a MIG-29 placed two Turkish F-16s under radar lock for five minutes and 40 seconds. The military said it has not yet determined which country the MIG-29 belongs to.

Oct 05 06:29

Russia says it struck nine Islamic State militant targets in Syria over past 24 hours

Russian military jets carried out strikes on nine Islamic State sites in Syria over the past 24 hours, the defence ministry in Moscow said on Monday.
The Russian warplanes hit IS command centres, weapon caches, artillery and communication posts in the Homs, Idlib and Latakia provinces of Syria, the ministry said in a statement.
"25 sorties were completed by Su-34, Su-24 and Su-25 jets from the airbase in Hmeimim. Nine IS facilities were struck," the statement said.

Oct 05 04:56

US Plans To Escalate Syrian Airstrikes To"Hem In Russia"

Major Brain Disorder on the part of our fearless leader and his moronic minions in the Pentagon!
I have no doubt that if Odumbo puts USAF planes and pilots in harms way and interferes with the Russian AF there will be a smackdown by Putin!
This is very dangerous and provocative!

The new escalations involve throwing dramatically more weaponry at “pro-US” rebel factions, only this time having the Pentagon do it instead of the CIA, and also launching more airstrikes out of the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey.

Officials say the hope is that, with more American warplanes in the air over a wider chunk of ISIS territory, that would make less territory for Russian warplanes to operate in, effectively hemming them in and limiting their ability to strike ISIS themselves.

Oct 05 03:24

Why We Should Welcome Russia’s Entry Into Syrian War

Russia’s military intervention in Syria, although further internationalising the conflict, does however present opportunities, as well as complications.

Oct 05 03:18

The Strange Case of the Syrian Opposition

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has cited concerns that Russia may be hitting the wrong targets in Syria. Does Carter believe that a Syrian opposition group utterly and absolutely divorced from terrorist allegiances exists?

Oct 04 23:40

If They Are Bombed - They Are Daesh - by Israel Shamir

A Daesh victory was unacceptable for the Russians as the traditional custodians of Syrian Christians, for Daesh is very bad for Christians. Some were slaughtered and some had to flee. From this point of view, al Qaeda, al Nusra and similar extreme groups are not better.

Oct 04 20:28

ISIS terrorists blow up iconic 2,000yo Arch of Triumph in Palmyra

The iconic arch at the UNESCO heritage site in Syria’s Palmyra has been blown up by ISIS jihadists engaged in a “cultural cleansing” of the Middle East. The latest grievous loss of an ancient artifact was confirmed to Reuters by Syria's antiquities chief.
Islamic State

READ MORE: ISIS trafficking of Syrian artifacts needs urgent countermeasures – UNESCO chief

Sources in Palmyra confirmed that the iconic Arch of Triumph, a centerpiece of the ancient ruins in the oasis city, had been blown up, Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters.

Oct 04 19:33

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Oct 04 19:22

Pentagon defends armored vehicles supplied to Peshmerga after Fox News exposé

They forgot to include the side armor! Palm! Forehead! Decent interval!

WASHINGTON DC – The Pentagon declared that mine-resistant vehicles supplied to Kurdish Peshmerga forces provide “significant” protection, after a US television channel reported they lack side armor and that riding them was “suicide.”

Oct 04 19:07


In a press conference at the Valdai Discussion Club 2014 in answer to a question to a United States Journalist, President Vladimir Putin addressed his concerns regarding the US and their role in the middle east and ISIS. Although the film footage of the press conference has been banned, Live leaks released a copy of the press conference to the public. The words of Putin are transcribed below word for word from the video originally provided by Inessa S.

Oct 04 18:29

Putin’s Lightning War in Syria

But while the Obama administration is frantically searching for a strategy, Putin’s air-squadrons are unleashing holy hell on the sociopaths, the head-choppers and the other assorted vipers that comprise the Islamic State.

Oct 04 14:03

Obama Accuses Russia of Going After America’s “Good Guy Terrorists”

Moscow is supporting both countries (Syria and Iraq) in their proxy war against the ISIL which is supported by the US and its allies.

Until recently, the ISIS was known as Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). In 2014, it was renamed the Islamic State (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).

Russia is Now Involved in the War on Terrorism

A major turning point in the dynamics of the Syria-Iraq war is unfolding. Russia is now directly involved in the counter-terrorism campaign in coordination with the Syrian and Iraqi governments.

Oct 04 12:51

One Day After Warning Russia of Civilian Casualties, the U.S. Bombs a Hospital in Afghanistan

Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power marched to Twitter to proclaim: “we call on Russia to immediately cease attacks on Syrian oppo[sition and] civilians.” Along with that decree, she posted a statement from the U.S. and several of its closest authoritarian allies – including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UK – warning Russia that civilian casualties “will only fuel more extremism and radicalization.”

Early this morning, in the Afghan city of Kunduz, the U.S. dropped bombs on a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)). The airstrike killed at least 9 of the hospital’s medical staff, and seriously injured dozens of patients. “Among the dead was the Afghan head of the hospital, Abdul Sattar,” reported The New York Times.

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Oct 04 11:25

Air Duel between the Sukhoi Su – 30 Russian SM and Israeli F-15

Six Russian fighter jets type Multirole Sukhoi SU – 30 SM have intercepted 4 Israeli McDonnell Douglas F-15’s fighter bombers attempting to infiltrate the Syrian coast.The Israeli F 15 warplanes have been flying over Syrian airspace for months and in particular the coast of Latakia, which is now the bridgehead of the Russian forces in Syria.

Oct 04 10:32

Moderate ammo depot destroyed by russian air strike in Idlib

Oct 04 10:30

450 militants turn themselves in to Syrian authorities

Oct 04 10:14

Syria Update# Air Duel between the Sukhoi Su - 30 Russian SM and Israeli F-15

Six Russian fighter jets type Multirole Sukhoi SU - 30 SM have intercepted 4 Israeli McDonnell Douglas F-15's fighter bombers attempting to infiltrate the Syrian coast.The Israeli F 15 warplanes have been flying over Syrian airspace for months and in particular the coast of Latakia, which is now the bridgehead of the Russian forces in Syria.

The Israeli jets would generally follow a fairly complex flight plan and approach Latakia from the sea

On the night of 1 October 02, 2015, six Sukhoi SU-30 Russian SM fighters took off from the Syrian Hmimim airbase in the direction of Cyprus, before changing course and intercepting the four Israeli F-15 fighters off the coast of Syria, that were flying in attack formation.

Surprised by a situation as unexpected and probably not prepared for a dogfight with one of the best Russian multipurpose fighters, Israeli pilots have quickly turned back South at high speed over the Lebanon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The mighty Israeli military doesn't do so well against opponents who can actually fight back! They'll probably bomb Gaza again so they can feel butch about themselves!

Oct 04 10:09

Putin shoots down PM on Syria: You must not arm fanatics who eat organs of their enemies, he warns

Arming Syria's rebels will put guns in the hands of extremists who 'eat the organs' of their enemies, Vladimir Putin warned David Cameron last night.

The Prime Minister hoped to get Mr Putin to soften his stance against Western intervention. But in an extraordinary joint press conference in Downing Street, the Russian president accused the Prime Minister and Barack Obama of trying to arm terrorists.

And in a blood-curdling reference to video footage of a rebel fighter apparently eating the liver of a dead Syrian soldier, he even suggested the Prime Minister was siding with cannibals.

Oct 04 09:53

Gulf states plan military response as Putin raises the stakes in Syria

Russia’s bombing of rebel positions has angered countries in the region that have been trying to oust Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. Analysts say Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are now likely to increase military aid to the anti-Assad groups they support

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, just for a moment imagine that you live in the United States, and you find out the government of Mexico is giving guns and cash to US street gangs in order to bring down the US government and put a Mexico-puppet Junta in its place, justifying their actions by pointing out how the US Government continues to violate the Bill of Rights, the out-of-control police brutality, use of torture on prisoners to extract confessions, and so forth. Would you be okay with Mexico's actions? Or let us say that you live in Libya, and you find out that the US was giving weapons and money to criminal gangs in Tripoli to force the government out and replace it with a US puppet? Would you, as a Libyan, feel that was acceptable? Ditto Yemen. Ditto Iraq. Ditto Afghanistan. Because that is not too far from what is going on in Syria right now!

Oct 04 09:47

Pentagon thinking about shooting down Russian planes to protect CIA-backed Syrian rebels… WTF

Senior U.S. military leaders and defense officials are debating whether military force should be used to protect Washington-backed Syrian rebels who have come under attack by Russian airstrikes in recent days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, just for a moment imagine that you live in the United States, and you find out the government of Mexico is giving guns and cash to US street gangs in order to bring down the US government and put a Mexico-puppet Junta in its place, justifying their actions by pointing out how the US Government continues to violate the Bill of Rights, the out-of-control police brutality, use of torture on prisoners to extract confessions, and so forth. Would you be okay with Mexico's actions? Because that is not too far from what is going on in Syria right now!

Oct 04 09:35

Egypt backs Russian airstrikes in Syria

Egypt says Russia’s anti-terror airstrikes in Syria will restrict the spread of terrorism and deal a major blow to the Daesh group in the violence-torn Arab country.

Oct 04 09:31

Russian Airbase Latakia SYRIA jets taking off bombing ISIS ISIL DAESH Breaking News October 4 2015

Oct 04 09:29

Closer look at Russian fighter jets bombing ISIS (EXCLUSIVE)

Oct 04 09:07

FLASHBACK: British SAS Special Forces “Dressed Up as ISIS Rebels” Fighting Assad in Syria

On August 2, Britain’s Sunday Express newspaper headlined “SAS dress as ISIS fighters in undercover war on jihadis,” saying:

“More than 120 members belonging to the elite regiment are currently in the war-torn country” covertly “dressed in black and flying ISIS flags,” engaged in what’s called Operation Shader – attacking Syrian targets on the pretext of combatting ISIS.

Maybe covert US special forces and CIA elements are involved the same way. During Obama’s war on Libya, Britain deployed hundreds of Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) paratroopers – drawn from SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) personnel.

Around 800 Royal Marines and 4,000 US counterparts were on standby to intervene on short notice if ordered.

Oct 04 08:59

Combat Cam: Russian jets hit 10 ISIS targets in Syria in last 24 hrs – MoD

Oct 04 08:59

Gunmen start withdrawing forces from Syria’s Idlib amid Russian airstrikes

Gunmen from the Jaish al-Fath coalition of extremist groups are pulling out their forces from Idlib and other towns in northwestern Syria

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They are running like hell, now that someone really IS shooting at them!

Oct 04 08:57

Syria: French MP accuses France of being "a bagman for American propaganda"

When it comes to Syria and the Russian air strikes, Jacques Myard, deputy from the Republican Party, accuses France of "carrying the suitcases for American propaganda," in a communiqué released today.

"Today we are witnessing an unbelievable media war that just takes your breath away. The Russians have never changed their Syria policy and have always said that the regime of Bashar Al Assad was the best rampart against Islamic fundamentalism, without going so far as to say they're "married" to him for all time," affirms M. Myard.

"Moscow's objective is to consolidate Damascus, and the Russian air strikes are part of that policy," said the president of the Nation and Republic Circle.

Oct 04 08:49

Saudis Mull Launch Of Regional War As Russia Pounds Targets In Syria For Fourth Day

As we put it on Friday, “if Russia ends up bolstering Iran's position in Syria (by expanding Hezbollah's influence and capabilities) and if the Russian air force effectively takes control of Iraq thus allowing Iran to exert a greater influence over the government in Baghdad, the fragile balance of power that has existed in the region will be turned on its head and in the event this plays out, one should not expect Washington, Riyadh, Jerusalem, and London to simply go gentle into that good night.”

Sure enough, some experts now predict Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey will move to counter Russia militarily if Moscow continues to rack up gains for Assad. Here’s The Guardian with more:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A small memo to the House of Saud; your country's coffers are hugely drained because the price of oil having taken such a precipitous drop.

The weapons you have purchased from your "Good friend in the West, the United States", may well be expensive; but they are no match for the quality of Russian weaponry we see on display in their blitzkrieg against ISIS in Syria.

You see, the Russian military and their weapons manufacturers have a tacit agreement that when weapons are deployed in the field, they will work as advertised; this is not quite how US weapons makers in the US see things.

For example, the F-22s still have a "minor problem" asphyxiating their pilots, which has never, ever been fixed. The F-35 has numerous problems, and can be shot down by 1970s- vintage aircraft.

Crown Prince Salman, I very strongly, urgently caution you not to go down in the history of your country as the Prince who generated World War III, leaving your country devastated and destroyed as a result, because the US government and military could not protect you.

And right now, Your Highness, the US military does not have the troop strength, the manufacturing, or the money to insure a successful outcome to a conventional war against Russia. That means, eventual use of nuclear weapons, if this gets out of hand.

Please, have some rational, frank discussions with your MOD, and walk away from this jingoistic, feel-good hubris, for the good of your people.

Oct 04 08:44

Russia does not discriminate between the different shades of 'crap' (terrorists)

American military expert, a former Colonel of the U.S. army Jack Jacobs said that the United States can't interfere with Russians in Syria, as Russia de facto set up a no-fly zone, cutting off access to any aircraft with the help of air defense systems deployed on land and on ships of the Russian navy in the Mediterranean.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia has declared they are under no obligation to discriminate between US-supported terrorists and any other terrorists. If Saudi Arabia carries out is threat to attack Assad, and Russia shoots down the US-supplied Saudi Aircraft, WW3 will have begun for real in Syria (which will be a great relief to the Europeans, who still think it will not spread to Europe.)

Oct 04 08:39

Airstrikes Are Just the Appetizer - Get Ready for a Massive Ground Invasion from Iran

On Thursday, in “Mid-East Coup: As Russia Pounds Militant Targets, Iran Readies Ground Invasions While Saudis Panic”, we attempted to cut through all of the Western and Russian media propaganda on the way to describing what Moscow’s involvement in Syria actually portends for the global balance of power. Here are a few excerpts that summarize what’s taking shape in the Middle East:

Oct 04 08:31

Russia Claims ISIS Now On The Ropes As Fighters Desert After 60 Airstrikes In 72 Hours

One question that’s been asked repeatedly over the past thirteen months is why Washington has been unable to achieve the Pentagon’s stated goal of “degrading and defeating” ISIS despite the fact that the “battle” pits the most advanced air force on the planet against what amounts to a ragtag band of militants running around the desert in basketball shoes.

Those of a skeptical persuasion have been inclined to suggest that perhaps the US isn’t fully committed to the fight. Explanations for that suggestion range from the mainstream (the White House is loathe to get the US into another Mid-East war) to the “conspiratorial” (the CIA created ISIS and thus doesn’t want to destroy the group due to its value as a strategic asset).

Oct 04 08:25

Nigel Farage: Stop playing wargames with Putin

Oct 04 08:19

Russian Air Force hits 50 ISIS targets in Syria over 3 days, ‘significantly’ damaging militants

The Russian Air Force has conducted more than 60 flights and bombed over 50 Islamic State targets in three days, according to Russia’s top armed forces official. He added the strikes have significantly reduced the terrorists’ combat capabilities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While Obama insists Russia's attacks make ISIS stronger. And, I supposes, running like hell for the Iraqi border will build up their leg muscles!

Oct 04 08:18

Russians Say U.S. Not Bombing ISIS

“McCain accused us of striking out at US-trained insurgents… However, since they have either run away or joined al-Qaeda, hitting them is a mission impossible,” Pushkov wrote on his Twitter account.

“The US-led coalition spent a whole year pretending they were striking ISIL targets but where are the results of these strikes?” Pushkov asked during and interview with France’s Europe 1 Radio.

Max Boot, a neocon ideologue at the Council on Foreign Relations, admits the U.S. bombing campaign against ISIS is primarily smoke and mirrors.

Oct 04 08:17


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.

Oct 04 08:03

Russia Uses High Tech Smart Bombs to Wipe Out US Sponsored Al Qaeda Terrorists. Panic in Rebel Ranks

The entire free world wants terrorism defeated. Russia leads the effort to confront it head-on,

On October 3, Tass said Russian aircraft conducted over 60 sorties so far, bombing 50 ISIS targets, causing consternation in its ranks. National Defence Control Centre Col. General Andrey Kartapolov said “aircraft have been taking off from the Hmeimim air base (night and day), targeting the whole of Syria.”

“In the past three days we have managed to disrupt the terrorists’ infrastructure and to substantially degrade their combat capabilities. Intelligence reports say that militants are leaving the areas under their control.”

“A bunker-busting BETAB-500 air bomb dropped from a Sukhoi Su-34 bomber near Raqqa has eliminated the command post of one of the terror groups, together with an underground storage facility for explosives and munitions.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is highly likely that Putin will do in 4 months what the US government, allegedly, was not able to do in 4 years.

But of course, ISIS was always totally under US government control, and funded by the US government, and was a "convenient nuisance" to trot out by the whorespondents in order to brow-beat the American people to accept more US boots on the ground in Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, and Iraq.

And, oh, by the way: the Iraqi government has just formally requested that the Russian military bomb ISIS targets in Iraq.

Oct 04 07:20


The US president has slammed Russian airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, going as far as to accuse Moscow of making ISIS stronger by decapacitating the “moderate folks,” prepared by Washington to stitch the country back together once Syria falls.

In his first public comments since Russia launched anti-terrorist airstrikes in Syria, US President Barack Obama was fiercely harsh, claiming that Moscow’s military operation was counterproductive and is not distinguishing between Islamic State targets and the so-called moderate opposition.

The US leader accused Russia of weakening the Syrian rebels’ chances of eventually toppling President Assad’s government and somehow strengthening ISIS as a result.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but if there was EVER a time in this country's history to invoke the 25th Amendment, now is bloody well the time, with Obama's response to these Russian bombings. As reported by Mike Whitney at Counterpunch this morning:

For more than a year, the United States has been playing patty-cake with an army of homicidal maniacs who call themselves ISIS. On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he'd had enough of Washington's song-and-dance and was planning to bring a little Russian justice to the terrorist militias that had killed 225,000 Syrians and ripped the country to shreds. In language that could not be more explicit, Putin said to the General Assembly: "We can no longer tolerate the currents state of affairs in the world". Less than 48 hours later, Russian bombers were raining down precision-guided munitions on terrorist strongholds across western Syria sending the jihadi vermin scrambling for cover. That's how you fight terrorism if you're serious about it. Bravo, Putin. A military alliance between Moscow, Tehran and Hezbollah? You're darn tootin', and you can thank Barack Obama and his lunatic regime change plan for that development.

Many critics of Putin's action have said that "He doesn't know what he's doing" or "He'll get bogged down" or "It'll be another Vietnam". Wrong. The fact is, Putin is more a devotee of the Powell Doctrine than any of the morons at the Pentagon. And he is particularly mindful of Rule Number 5 which states: "Is there a plausible exit strategy to avoid endless entanglement?"

Has Putin thought about that or has he merely blundered ahead impulsively like US leaders are so apt to do? Here's what he said on September 30: "We naturally have no intention of getting deeply entangled in this conflict. We will act strictly in accordance with our set mission. First, we will support the Syrian army only in its lawful fight against terrorist groups. Second, our support will be limited to airstrikes and will not involve ground operations. Third, our support will have a limited timeframe and will continue only while the Syrian army conducts its anti-terrorist offensive." Bingo. In other words, he's going to bomb these jokers into oblivion and let Quds brigade and Hezbollah mop up afterwards. There will be no Russian boots-on-the-ground. The Russian airforce will get precise intelligence on ISIS locations from Syrian agents on the battlefield which will minimize civilian casualties and limit damage to critical infrastructure. It will also make mincemeat out of anyone on the receiving end of the bombardment. Does anyone seriously believe that ISIS and the disparate rabble of "moderate" throat-slitters that receive CIA funding are going to be able to withstand this impending onslaught? No way. Putin's going to cut through these guys like a tornado through a trailer park. Yes, ISIS has had some success against the bedraggled Iraqi and Syrian armies. But now they're up-against the A Team where they are clearly out of their league. Rolling up these cutthroats is going to take a lot less time than anyone figured.

And so what is the Obama Administration's "response" to this?!? As reported today at the Washington Post:

President Obama has decided not to directly confront Russia over its new air offensive in Syria, believing that President Vladi­mir Putin will soon find himself in a Syrian “quagmire,” but he has approved a new escalation of U.S. efforts against the Islamic State. Obama laid out the U.S. response to Russia’s actions during a meeting with senior aides Thursday evening. Details were firmed up in a meeting Friday morning among national security principals at the White House, senior administration officials said. At the same time, the president also approved proposals, made prior to this week’s Russian actions, to strengthen the U.S. fight against the militants. Those measures were recommended by Obama’s new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. They include direct U.S. weapons shipments, overland from Iraq, to Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters who in recent months have pushed the Islamic State from a major portion of northern Syria along the Turkish border.

In other words, the Obama Administration is going to do precisely what they have done before, without any remotely tangible success, for the last 4 years, while the Russian government has introduced a game-changing military tactic here to which the Administration cannot seem to respond.

Oct 04 06:18


President Obama has decided not to directly confront Russia over its new air offensive in Syria, believing that President Vladi­mir Putin will soon find himself in a Syrian “quagmire,” but he has approved a new escalation of U.S. efforts against the Islamic State.

Obama laid out the U.S. response to Russia’s actions during a meeting with senior aides Thursday evening. Details were firmed up in a meeting Friday morning among national security principals at the White House, senior administration officials said.

At the same time, the president also approved proposals, made prior to this week’s Russian actions, to strengthen the U.S. fight against the militants. Those measures were recommended by Obama’s new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.

They include direct U.S. weapons shipments, overland from Iraq, to Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters who in recent months have pushed the Islamic State from a major portion of northern Syria along the Turkish border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a palm to forehead moment, at velocity, upon reading this.

One of the classical definitions of insanity is doing the same thing, precisely the same way, yet expecting a different outcome.

Has this government NOT been arming the alleged "moderate militants" in Syria for the last 4 years, with a billion-plus dollar price tag, and can anyone give me any kind of positive news about what, precisely, this has accomplished?!?

Utterly nothing; zero, zip, nada.

And by the way, folks, Russia has been invited by the Syrian government to assist them in fighting ISIS; the US government has not.

Oct 04 05:56

Proxy Wars: U.S. to arm Kurdish and Arab fighters in Syria

President Obama has decided not to directly confront Russia over its new air offensive in Syria, believing that President Vladi­mir Putin will soon find himself in a Syrian “quagmire,” but he has approved a new escalation of U.S. efforts against the Islamic State. Obama laid out the U.S. response to Russia’s actions during a meeting with senior aides Thursday evening. Details were firmed up in a meeting Friday morning among national security principals at the White House, senior administration officials said.

Oct 04 05:33

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights run by immigrant from his UK home (video)

Many western media outlets have frequently been relying on one information source for facts about the death toll in Syria - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. It was founded in May 2006 and It's run by one man only - Rami Abdul Rahman, who's a Syrian immigrant to the UK and is based in his two bedroom home in Coventry.

Oct 04 04:30

Handelsblatt: Russia strikes serious blow on Washington's reputation

According to German journalists, Washington is largely responsible for the crisis in syria as the US originally supported the opposition, including armed groups.

Oct 03 22:27

Obamaspeak on Syria: New wine in old bottle

Is anybody fooled?

snip: The narrative is that Assad stares at defeat, while all expert opinion suggests otherwise. Obama still imagines there is a ‘moderate Syrian opposition’ the US can work with and that Assad must amicably make way for this opposition.

Obama probably knows he is holding on to a world of make-believe as part of public diplomacy. The US’ regional allies would expect him to stick to the narrative. On the other hand, what options does he have under the circumstances?

Obama underscored that Washington will neither cooperate nor militarily oppose the Russian operations in Syria. Instead, he chooses to thoroughly disagree with Putin’s decision and will keep harping on the need for a political solution to the conflict.

Oct 03 22:20

A Syria/Berliner ensemble: Escobar

laughing at the CF and watching the masters of the universe cry in their beer

snip: to Syria, where Russia, in roughly 48 hours, did more to smash the Wahhabi/Salafi-jihadi terror matrix than the coalition of dodgy opportunists in over a year and 6,000-plus “sorties.” So many wonders you can operate with a couple of Su-24s, decent sat intel, decent ground intel, and political will.

And then the bigger bang, not a whimper; the larger-than-life ridicule enveloping that tentacular industrial-military-security-intel complex that wastes 1.3 trillion a year.

Oct 03 20:31

Rats surrender in droves. Syria war to be over in months.

Roughly seven hundred armed militants and criminals surrendered themselves to the local authorities in the Syrian Daraa Governorate that is situated next to the border with Jordan in the last two days.

Oct 03 20:17

‘Stop funding ISIS’: Protesters accuse British govt of financing terror groups

Hundreds of activists marched in London on Sunday to protest against British involvement in Syria and Iraq, with many accusing the government of funding terrorist groups.
The activists, many of whom are Iraqi Kurds, accused the British government of supporting the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) by providing training and arms to Syrian rebels, many of whom are affiliated with the terrorist group.

Oct 03 20:14

France admits it directly supplied arms to Syrian “rebels”

President François Hollande confirmed in a Le Monde interview on August 19 that France has been directly supplying arms to the “rebels” of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in its proxy war to remove the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. This came ahead of the recent US decision to intervene militarily in Syria, ostensibly to crush the Islamic State (IS) opposition militia operating in Iraq and Syria.

French imperialism has been arming Syrian Islamist opposition forces since at least the spring of 2013.

Oct 03 20:09

Israel Supports Syrian Al Qaeda Rebels including the Islamic State (ISIS). UN Report

A report submitted to the United Nations Security Council by UN observers in the Golan Heights over the past 18 months shows that Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) have been in regular contact with Syrian rebels, including Islamic State (ISIS) militants.

Oct 03 20:04

Sleeping With the Devil: How U.S. and Saudi Backing of Al Qaeda Led to 9/11

We Created Al Qaeda to Fight the Soviets in Afghanistan

Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski admitted on CNN that the U.S. organized and supported Bin Laden and the other originators of “Al Qaeda” in the 1970s to fight the Soviets.

Brzezinski told Al Qaeda’s forefathers – the Mujahadin:

We know of their deep belief in god – that they’re confident that their struggle will succeed. That land over – there is yours – and you’ll go back to it some day, because your fight will prevail, and you’ll have your homes, your mosques, back again, because your cause is right, and god is on your side.

Oct 03 19:58

How The US Helped To Create Al Qaeda and ISIS

by Garikai Chengu

Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region.

The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history.

Lest we forget, the CIA gave birth to Osama Bin Laden and breastfed his organization during the 1980?s. Former British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, told the House of Commons that Al Qaeda was unquestionably a product of Western intelligence agencies. Mr. Cook explained that Al Qaeda, which literally means an abbreviation of “the database” in Arabic, was originally the computer database of the thousands of Islamist extremists, who were trained by the CIA and funded by the Saudis, in order to defeat the Russians in Afghanistan.

Oct 03 12:37

Carly Fiorina calls for WW3: Enforce no-fly zone over Syria & take down Russian jets if needed!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Carly!

Oct 03 12:35

CNN Blunder The US and ISIS are working together in Syria

Oct 03 11:31

Moscow says 600 militants have fled Syria amid Russian airstrikes

Russia says its airstrikes on positions of the Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Syria have forced about 600 militants to leave and head to Europe.

Colonel General Andrei Kartapolov, a senior Russian General Staff official, made the remarks in a statement released on Saturday to sum up the outcome of Moscow’s three days of airstrikes in Syria.

"Our intelligence shows that militants are leaving areas under their control. Panic and desertion have started in their ranks," he said, adding, “Some 600 mercenaries have abandoned their positions and are trying to find their way into Europe.”

Oct 03 11:07

Pentagon’s Top Cabalists Resigning; Exceptionalist Unipolar World is Dead

Top Pentagon officials overseeing the events in Ukraine and Syria have resigned, or are planning to leave their posts, as early as next month.

The falling out came as soon as Obama could not contain Putin’s Syrian Grand Checkmate anymore.

Oct 03 11:00

Obama warns Russia's Putin of 'quagmire' in Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that its bombing campaign against Syrian rebels will suck Moscow into a "quagmire," after a third straight day of air raids in support of President Bashar al-Assad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if anyone knows about getting stuck in quagmires, it is the United States!

Seriously, we are hearing comments from the neo-con warhawks of trapping Russia into a repeat of Charlie Wilson's war in Afghanistan. But the situation is different. IN Afghanistan, the US Government succeeded in concealing their hand in the conflict from the American people and thus faced no domestic opposition. Today is quite different. The American people know what the government is doing. More importantly, the American people know the real reasons why the US Government is doing what they are doing. The American people are tired of war and domestic opposition is rapidly building.

If one seeks an historical precedent with which to predict what will happen in Syria, one would be better advised to recall Vietnam. Public opposition to the war was strong, despite the underhanded tricks of the FBI. And indeed Russia announced some years back that if the US went into Syria (or Iran) the Russian strategy was to draw the US into a long war of attrition, just like Vietnam. And indeed the strategy will work. The US is already weakened from 12 years of wars. The US economy hovers at the edge of collapse. Stockpiles of military supplies have been drawn down. The US military forces are exhausted. Current US weapons are costly but provably ineffective.

Russia in contrast has less costly but more effective weapons, and they have not been waging wars across the globe. Hence their forces are rested and stockpiles high. Russia's economy, while battered following the US oil-price attack and sanctions, remains resilient. If the UDS is foolish enough to get into a proxy war with Russia in Syria or anywhere else, the US will not win, and worse, resort to nuclear arms when they finally admit they are losing.

Oct 03 10:28

CIA Interventions in Syria: A Partial Timeline

what is galling is US taxpayers paid for this thru debt, the CIA funding, and the War on Drugs (supplied by CIA competitors)

Oct 03 10:13

As Syria Reels, Israel Looks to Expand Settlements in Golan Heights

There is a building boom quietly underway in this little kibbutz, the first established after Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 war.

Stone utility enclosures mark sites where a few dozen homes will soon break ground. A fallow field is slated to become, next year, a new neighborhood called Banim Bonim, Hebrew for Children Build. Near the ring road Doron Bogdanovsky, the kibbutz secretary-general, has plans approved for 100 more families to settle over the next decade.

“If a living organism does not have new blood all the time, he is going to die,” Mr. Bogdanovsky, 65, said as he showed off the kibbutz, which has a waiting list because it cannot build quickly enough.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Israelis have never wanted, and do not want, peace with the Palestinians; they want territory, and by any means necessary.

This is why we may well see an Israeli attack to claim more of this area, as Syria is rocked by war.

Oct 03 10:07

US to Consider All Options for Possible Russian Attack on Syrian Opposition

One word.MORONS!

According to US media reports, Pentagon is weighing the use of military force to protect US-trained opposition fighters.

Oct 03 10:05

Russian Navy Positions off Coast of Syria's Lattakia for Possible Cruise Attack on Militants

TEHRAN (FNA)- Military sources said that the Russian Navy has positioned three naval vessels off the Syrian coast of Lattakia in anticipation for their massive cruise missile assault on the militant groups that is likely to occur in the coming days.

Oct 03 09:55

Obama Rules Out Cooperation With Russia on Syria Strikes

In his first major comments on the Russian airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, President Obama condemned Russian involvement in the war as a “recipe for disaster,” ruling out cooperation with Russia on the strikes and saying that there would continue to be tensions between the two nations.

In the first couple of days of Russian airstrikes the US was seen sending a number of mixed signals on the matter, mostly centering around questions about whether Russia was striking ISIS or striking pro-US factions. Obama insisted today, ironically in the wake of Russia attacking obvious ISIS targets around Raqqa, that the Russians don’t distinguish their targets at all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, are you totally unable to see the degree to which the US government has been hooked by Putin's "Ropa Dopa" move?

I understand you are a chess player; unfortunately, due to reasons most likely due to hubris, you cannot see the larger game into which Putin has trapped you.

At this point, Syria is very likely to turn into the US's new Viet Nam: congratulations, Mr. President and Administration, for NOT having seen this coming.

And THIS, sir, will be your "legacy" the American people will remember.

Oct 03 09:43

Syrian government invites Russia to send in ground troops to protect Assad regime from ISIS

The Syrian government formally invited the Russians on Friday to send in troops to save their tottering dictator from the murderous Islamic State militants.

Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said dropping bombs, which Moscow has already been doing for three days, is not enough.

“Terrorism cannot be fought only from the air, and all of the previous operations to combat it have only served its spread and outbreak,” al-Moallem said at the United Nations General Assembly.

“Airstrikes are useless unless they are coordinated with the Syrian Arab army, the only force to combat terrorism,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It will be interesting to see how Putin responds to this request for ground troops, and the timing of that response.

Oct 03 09:26

Kaleidoscope of Power Games in the Middle-East

So it is alright for the CIA to train anti- Assad terrorists, but not for Russia to fight them on behalf of a democratically elected leader of a sovereign country?

How dare the Syrians elect a President whom a foreign nation – the US of A– wants to remove by it’s traditional ‘regime change’ approach for reasons of (US) ‘national security’ – what an outright BS! – It is no longer a secret that the PNAC (Plan for A New American Century) needs Syria to fall into equal disarray and chaos as did Iraq and Libya – and Sudan, Somalia, Central Africa; Lebanon and of course Iran – and on goes the list – for the ultimate goal: America’s absolute hegemony.

Oct 03 09:24

ISIS jihadis OBLITERATED: Putin jets blast terrorist HQ in Syria with bunker-buster bombs

RUSSIAN bombers have OBLITERATED nine Islamic State (ISIS) outposts in just 24 hours as Vladimir Putin steps up his huge bombing campaign in Syria.