Oct 09 04:24

Israel discovers enormous oil deposit in occupied Golan Heights, Syria

Genie Energy that is stealing oil from Syria's Golan Heights has on its board: former Vice President Dick Cheney, Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch.

Oct 08 21:25

Confronting ‘Looting to Order’ and ‘Cultural Racketeering’ in Syria

it’s a clarion call for each of us to join the growing public support for confronting ‘looting to order’ and ‘cultural racketeering’ in Syria to preserve and protect our shared culture heritage for those who follow us

Oct 08 21:19

Confronting ‘Looting to Order’ and ‘Cultural Racketeering’ in Syria

it’s a clarion call for each of us to join the growing public support for confronting ‘looting to order’ and ‘cultural racketeering’ in Syria to preserve and protect our shared culture heritage for those who follow us

Oct 08 18:33

No Syria-bound Russian missiles landed in Iran: Moscow

A senior Russian military official has vehemently rejected US allegations that Russian cruise missiles launched from the Caspian Sea and aimed at Daesh positions in Syria have crashed in Iran.

"Any professional knows that during these operations we always fix the target before and after impact. All our cruise missiles hit their target," Russia's Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov, said in a statement on Thursday.

The remarks came in response to earlier claims by two unnamed US officials that a number of Russian Syria-bound projectiles landed in Iran on Wednesday. One official told CNN news network on Thursday that there may be casualties, while another said it is not yet known.

Oct 08 18:32

Russia will soon pay price for airstrikes in Syria, Pentagon chief warns

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says Russia will soon start paying the price for launching airstrikes against terrorists in Syria in the form of reprisal attacks and casualties.

Carter made the remarks during a NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels on Thursday, a day after Russia fired 26 long-range cruise missiles from its warships in the Caspian Sea against Daesh (ISIL) positions in Syria.

Oct 08 15:40

Ambassador: Russia Just Destroyed 40% of ISIS Infrastructure… in a WEEK

Russia began airstrikes against ISIS in Syria on September 30th. It’s been just over a week and we’re already getting reports like this one (via Sputnik):

Around 40 percent of Islamic State infrastructure in Syria has been destroyed since Russia began its military operation in the country, Syria’s Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad told Sputnik on Wednesday.

“According to our data, about 40 percent [was destroyed]. In addition, a lot of terrorists have been killed. Now, they are retreating toward the Turkish border, as this country has traditionally provided them with protection,” Haddad said.

What does that tell you?

How long as America been spending billions to “fight” ISIS but we just… can’t… seem… to… stop them?

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Oct 08 15:24

Pentagon funding bill on Obama’s desk: $600 mln to Syrian rebels, $300 mln to Kiev

The defense funding bill for 2016 includes some lavish support to rebels in Syria and lethal aid to the current Ukrainian government. Although President Barack Obama is at loggerheads with lawmakers over some of the provisions, they are likely to remain. Obama has threatened to veto the $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act – also known as House Resolution 1735, or the NDAA – because it contains provisions blocking the plans to shut down the detention camp at the US base in Guantanamo Bay, and because it avoids a cap on defense spending by padding a special account reserved for bankrolling wars. The Senate passed the NDAA on Wednesday with a veto-proof majority. While the White House and the lawmakers are in dispute over the details, they appear to be in agreement on continuing to send military aid to the regime in Ukraine and the elusive “moderate rebels” in Syria.

Oct 08 15:20

Russian operation in Syria revealed the real sponsors of terrorism to the world

"I'll give you one example. More than 50 aircraft were transported to Syria. More than 2 thousand people transported via transport aircraft. And not one of the vaunted NATO radars in Turkey, Bulgaria and other countries could record it. Today, the Americans don't see our guys working. We have developed such a system of technical cover that the Pentagon is just going crazy – we can see them, but they can not see us. It is clear that all their plans had failed," - explains the expert.

Oct 08 15:06

Listen to Syrians: The Media Jackals and the People’s Narrative

Imagine the Syrian war from the point of view of ordinary Syrians from a variety of backgrounds. They are most likely to offer a different perspective and to hold entirely different expectations than most other parties involved.

Oct 08 14:29

Vladimir Putin – Agent of the Awakening?

Well, well, well, aren’t we seeing a massive turnaround of late. Putin was so sharp, calm and truthful at the UN and other recent speeches and interviews compared to the same old Amerikan false bravado diatribe it was like having a clean shower after swimming through a cesspool.

And the whole free world feels the same.

What I admire about him is his cool demeanor and very artful tact in how he approaches massively sensitive subjects. He has to cloak it in “diplomati-speak” of course to reach the type of audience within those bound up layers of communication, but he does it masterfully. You don’t sense the BS factor and full on propagandized deception you get from the Obamaramadingdong script reading puppet.

Oct 08 14:18

USAF expands OIR mission in Turkey

The U.S. Air Force began staging small detachments of airmen and aircraft in Turkey to support personnel recovery missions in Syria and Iraq.

Oct 08 14:15

Pentagon funding bill on Obama’s desk: $600 mln to Syrian rebels, $300 mln to Kiev

The defense funding bill for 2016 includes some lavish support to rebels in Syria and lethal aid to the current Ukrainian government. Although President Barack Obama is at loggerheads with lawmakers over some of the provisions, they are likely to remain.

Oct 08 13:20

US: Several Russian cruise missiles landed in Iran

As many as four of the 26 long-range cruise missiles that Russia said it fired at Syrian targets landed instead in Iran, U.S. defense officials said Thursday.

The officials said it's unclear whether the errant missiles, launched from Russian ships in the Caspian Sea, caused any significant damage in Iran. Both the Russian government and state-run Iranian media accused the United States of inaccurate or deliberately deceptive statements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given that neither Russia nor Iran were claiming Saddam had nuclear bombs, I give them the benefit of the doubt.

The White House is trying to undermine the impression of Russia's superior military capability.

Oct 08 12:56

The NATO-Russia Face Off in Syria

by Pepe Escobar
As for those Syrian “moderate rebels” – and most of them are not even Syrian, they’re mercenaries – every pebble in the ravaged Sykes-Picot desert sands knows they were trained by the CIA in Jordan. The desert pebbles are also aware that ISIS/ISIL/Daesh goons have been infiltrated into Syria from Turkey – once again, across Hatay province; and vast swathes of ‘the Sultan’s’ Army and police were into the game.

Oct 08 12:12

Syria and the Drumbeat of World War

With Russia having completed its first week of airstrikes in Syria, firing some 26 cruise missiles from warships deployed over 900 miles away in the Caspian Sea, an escalating drumbeat of warnings and threats of a far more dangerous conflict and even world war has come to dominate discussions within ruling circles in both the US and Europe.

French President François Hollande, who has ordered French warplanes to bomb Syria, warned European lawmakers Wednesday that the events in that country could spiral into a “total war” from which Europe itself would not be “sheltered.”

Oct 08 11:38

The offensive of the Syrian army. An exclusive report by Evgeny Poddubny (VIDEO, Hama)

"The attacks of the Russian air force has undermined the combat capabilities of international terrorist groups ISIL and other terrorist groups. The armed forces of the Syrian Arab Republic for several years retained the initiative, formed human resources. One of the most important percussion groups became the 4th assault case. Today, the armed forces of the Syrian Arab Republic launched a major offensive to destroy the terrorists and liberation of parts and settlements that suffered from terror and crime", — announced the head of the General staff of the Armed forces of Syria, Ali Abdullah Ayub. The Syrian military continues to inflict massive artillery strikes on militant positions, which are located on the border of the two provinces of Hama and Idlib. Government forces are using rocket launchers of volley fire "Grad" and cannons D-30. It should be said that Idlib militants hold a long time, well entrenched there.

Oct 08 11:28

US directly, indirectly backing terrorists under Russian attack in Syria: Analyst

The United States is directly supporting terrorist and militant groups in Syria that are being targeted by Russian airstrikes, an American writer and retired professor says.

Oct 08 11:17

US Launches Two Airstrikes in Syria Amid Simultaneous Russian Operation

The US-led coalition launched two airstrikes targeting Islamic State (ISIL) militants in Syria amid Russia’s air operation against ISIL terrorists in the Arab republic, the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) announced in a statement on Thursday. Recently, the US-led coalition has made an apparent scale back in its air operations in Syria since Moscow began launching airstrikes against the ISIL in the country last week. "In Syria, coalition military forces conducted two strikes using fighter aircraft," CJTF-OIR said. Near the Syrian town of al-Hawl the US coalition’s airstrikes destroyed an ISIL crude oil collection plant and an oil pump.

Oct 08 11:09

‘Only way to succeed in Syria – cooperation with local govt, combining air & ground forces’

The Russian military has launched airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets in Syria.

Oct 08 10:37

Syrian Army Begins Large-Scale Offensive in Northern Hama: Ahaya, Al-Mughayr and Markabat Captured

On Wednesday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 87th Brigade of the 10th Tank Division – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF), the 106th Brigade of the Republican Guard and platoons from the 7th and 9th Divisions – launched a large-scale offensive in the northern Hama towns of Kafr Naboudat, Morek, Qala’at Al-Madayq, Ahaya, Al-Mughayr, Latmeen, Al-Lataminah, Kafr Zita, and Markabat; this is the first major operation in this province since the summer of 2014.

Oct 08 10:25

NATO Threatens To Send In Troops After Russia Stations Ground "Battalion" In Syria

In short, Moscow is on a roll both militarily (of course that’s not difficult when you’re a superpower playing against a couple of JV militias) and perceptually, which makes it possible to continually ratchet up the pressure on anti-regime forces as the global applause only seems to grow with each incremental escalation much to chagrin of both the Pentagon and Washington’s Mid-East allies and as we said earlier this week, "a very likely course of events is that despite Russia's denials, the Pentagon will use the gambit of a Russian ground campaign, credible or not, to get permission from Congress to send a 'small', at first, then bigger ground force of US troops in Syria to, you guessed it, 'fight ISIS', but really to do everything to prevent Russian troops from taking over key strategic positions."

On Thursday we get the latest set of headlines from Syria, starting with NATO asserting that Russia has a ground battalion at the ready supported by tanks. Here’s Reuters:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but have Douglas Lute and the NATO high command collectively lost their reality licence?!?

Is President Obama backsliding on his "strategic patience" stand, just articulated this morning?!?

Placing NATO troops in Turkey at the Syrian border is only bound to exacerbate the situation, dragging Europe and the US into a war against Russia over Syria.

This is absolute, horrific madness; unless the real agenda is a war with Russia, and then, everything the US and NATO are doing makes absolute sense.

IF NATO does deploy to the Syrian-Turkish border, look for some kind of a false flag event to be engineered and then blamed on Russia.

And please remember: Russia was invited by the Syrian government to assist them in getting rid of all anti-regime rebels; the US and NATO have NOT been invited to do so, because their agenda is full-on regime change, and getting Al-Assad out.

Oct 08 10:24

WESTERN DECEPTION: FBI’s Moldova Sting Story Comes After Russia Destroyed ISIS Targets in Syria

In the wake of Russia’s airstrikes on ISIS and al Nusra targets in Syria, there appears to be a plot to frame Russia with a very sketchy FBI sting operation carried out in Moldova.

Oct 08 10:24

Syria Open to Hosting Russian Bases Pending Moscow Request

Syria would allow Russian military bases on its territory, but Moscow has not as yet requested permission, Syrian Information Minister Omran Zoubi told Sputnik on Thursday. "There were no requests for expanding military bases in Syria from Moscow. However the door on this issue is open between Damascus and Moscow," Zoubi said.

Oct 08 10:22

Syrian 'Moderate Opposition Gets Funds, Weapons From Jordan, Turkey Centers

Several armed groups operating in Syria, which the West considers to be moderate opposition, are receiving outside help, including from operations centers in Turkey and Jordan, Syrian Information Minister Omran Zoubi told Sputnik on Thursday. "Terrorist groups which Washington calls moderate get all kinds of foreign help – funds, modern weapons, management, and governance. The operation centers in Turkey or Jordan are the evidence of this," the minister said. Damascus has repeatedly accused Ankara of providing support to extremist groups operating in Syria. In April, the Syrian Foreign Ministry accused Turkey of providing direct logistical and military support to terrorist organizations, while Saudi Arabia and Qatar were accused of facilitating the infiltration of foreign militants into the country.

Oct 08 10:15

Combat Cam: Russian jets smash ISIS command post, fuel depot & fortifications

Oct 08 10:11

Islamic State 'Conflict Zone' Visited by 28,000 Foreigners

Aapproximately 5,000 of 28,000 came from Western countries, National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Director Nicholas Rasmussen said on Thursday.
"The population of individuals who we assess have traveled to the conflict zone is upwards of 28,000 right now," Rasmussen stated at a Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing. Of those, Rasmussen added, approximately 5,000 came from Western countries and approximately 250 have traveled there from the United States.

Oct 08 09:48

Former DIA Chief Michael Flynn Says Rise Of ISIS Was A “Willful Decision” of Obama administration

The DC Rats wear no clothes!

Well this is a bombshell. Top placed US intelligence insider calls out Obama administration for turning a blind eye toward ISIS rise.

In an interview with Al-Jazeera retired director of the DIA Michael T. Flynn confirms that not only had he studied the Defense Intelligence Agency memo predicting the West’s backing of an Islamic State in Syria when it came across his desk in 2012, but even asserts that the White House’s sponsoring of radical jihadists (that would emerge as ISIL and Nusra) against the Syrian regime was “a willful decision.”

Oct 08 09:23

Americans caught ‘red-handed’ in Syria: Analyst

Russia’s successful military intervention against terrorist groups operating in Syria is further proof that the US was supporting extremist groups in the Middle East rather than fighting them, a former American intelligence linguist in Florida says.

Unlike the Russian military strikes, the US-led coalition's war against Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) was ineffective and has produced limited results, Scott Rickard told Press TV on Tuesday.

“Russia has exposed the US façade of creating their own terrorist organization, and now that Russia has decided to obliterate the terrorist organizations that the Americans have been supporting in and around Syria, it’s proven to be a very good move strategically,” Rickard said.

Russia started its air campaign in Syria last week to target terrorist groups fighting the Syrian government.

Oct 08 09:21

Syria’s armed conflict is Western project: Pundit

Syria’s armed conflict with foreign-backed terrorist groups since 2011 was an American and Western project from the start to destroy Muslim countries, a writer and activist in Boston says.

Washington’s strong opposition to Russia’s military campaign against terrorist networks in Syria shows the level of “hypocrisy” by the United States, Daniel Patrick Welch told Press TV on Wednesday.

Russia has finally stood up to the West and its allies in the Middle East and confronting terrorist groups in the region, Welch said.

Oct 08 09:21

U.S. Rules Out Military Cooperation With Russia In Syria

The United States on Wednesday ruled out military cooperation with Russia in Syria's war, accusing Moscow of pursuing a "tragically flawed" strategy that would force it to limit military talks to basic pilot safety.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter's critique amounted to a rebuff of Russia, which had sought greater coordination as Moscow escalates its military role in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"We are not prepared to cooperate in a strategy, which as we explained, is flawed - tragically flawed - on the Russians' part," Carter told a news conference during a trip to Rome.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a question to pose to Secretary Carter; how can a military strategy which appears to be working successfully ever be described as "tragically flawed", when it appears to have been US government military strategy which was tragically flawed, because it failed miserably?!?

Taking a page from George Orwell these days, are we not, Secretary Carter?!?

And by the way, sir, the American people know you are lying through your teeth on this; and they are rather tired and disgusted from these lies, understanding that they can never, ever believe any the US government tells them ever again.

Oct 08 09:17

Russians strike Syria with cruise missiles, engage in first ground battle

Russian forces supporting embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad fired 26 cruise missiles from ships based in the Caspian Sea into eastern Syria on Wednesday in an escalation of Russian involvement in the country’s brutal conflict.

The strikes, spanning almost 1,000 miles of precision flight, were by far the longest-range attack by Russian forces in modern history.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin was making a point here, which I hope the dullards in DC don't miss.

Oct 08 08:55

‘FSA won’t join Assad forces in fight against ISIS, that’s not US plan’

Four Russian Navy warships have fired a total of 26 missiles at the position of the ISIS in Syria, Russia’s DoM announced today.

Oct 08 08:49

Which Side Is the US on in Syria?

Nobody can tell - except that it's on the side of chaos, death and destruction...

Oct 08 08:48

US Defense Secretary: No Cooperation With Russians Possible as Long as They Target Al-Qaeda

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday the U.S.-led coalition has not agreed to cooperate with Russia in the fight against the Islamic State and no collaboration is possible as long as Moscow continues to strike other targets. He said the U.S. will conduct basic, technical talks with Russia about efforts to ensure that flights over Syria are conducted safely, and, “That's it.” Carter spoke during a press conference in Rome with Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti. A Russian official has called for broader talks on cooperation in the Syrian conflict. The United States, Carter said, is not prepared to cooperate with a strategy of Russia's that is “tragically flawed.” “They continue to hit targets that are not ISIL,” Carter said, using an acronym for the Islamic State group. “We believe that is a fundamental mistake.” Carter said he is concerned about the Syrian ground offensive that began Wednesday backed by Russian airpower.

Oct 08 08:43

BEX ALERT - Will The Discovery Of Huge Amounts Of Oil In Israel Lead To War In The Middle East?

Billions of barrels of oil have been discovered in Israel, and this discovery could essentially make Israel energy independent for many decades to come.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Slight correction here. The oil was not discovered in Israel. It was discovered in Syria, in the Golan Heights, which Israel illegally occupies in defiance of United Nations resolution. To be accurate, we should say Israel is STEALING enough oil to make it energy independent for many decades to come.

Oct 08 08:24

Syrian opposition leader admits Russian attacks target only terrorists

It has been reported that Syrian rebels are ready to unite with the official army of the country to show resistance to Islamist militants. According to Sputnik news agency, the leader of the Syrian opposition, Qadri Jamil, said that the so-called "Free Syrian Army" was not a terrorist group and was therefore ready to join the forces of Bashar Assad to oppose the Islamic State and Al-Nusra Jabhat radicals. Additionally, Jamil stressed out that the Russian Air Force did not bomb the Syrin opposition. According to the leader of the Syrian opposition, Russia bombs the terrorists, who refer to themselves as "moderate Syrian opposition." International experts do not believe that the Syrian radicals, who kill civilians, can be "moderate." The phenomenon of this kind of opposition in Syria raises big question in the world. Moreover, NATO Secretary-General does not know any names of the leaders of the "moderate" forces in Syria.

Oct 08 08:22

America Pivots to Brzezinski’s Delusion of Eurasian Conquest

Russia historian Stephen Cohen points to the neoconservative establishment for America's latest outbreak of what can only be referred to as late-stage imperial dementia. Neocons Robert Kagan and wife Victoria Nuland have certainly done the heavy lifting to make Ukraine the staging ground for what appears to be a NATO blitzkrieg on Moscow. But whatever the determination of the neocon plot, they are only the barking dogs of master imperialist Zbigniew Brzezinski, whose grand design has been creeping over the globe since he stepped into the Oval office as National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter in 1977.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For you Doctor Who fans, have you noticed how much Zbigniew Brzezinski looks (and acts) like Davros? :)

Oct 08 08:02

Russia Makes It Rainy Days for Would-Be Sultan Erdogan and America's Geopolitical Jihadi Tools

Meanwhile NATO is too busy training to 'defend' against Russia to be fighting terrorists

Oct 08 07:42

Obama avoids a showdown in Syria

Administration officials game out options to respond to Putin's provocations, but Obama exercises "strategic patience."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama just blinked on Syria, and no doubt will be called a coward by the warhawks like John McCain.

But Obama is dealing with the reality that the US is militarily and economically exhausted. Stockpiles have been drawn down by 12 years of invading other countries. The US' older weapons are now worn out, and the newer weapons are costly pieces of bloated junk. The US is not the manufacturing powerhouse that allowed it to prevail in WW1 and WW2. And the US has lost the support of the American people for any more war, against anyone, anywhere.

In contrast, Russia's economy, although battered by the US sanctions and oil price war, is strong. Their weapons are in good repair, their stockpiles full. Russia's newest weapons out-perform their US counterparts while costing substantially less. Because of the US sanctions, Russia has been reviving its domestic manufacturing. And Putin has the support of the Russian people (and people around the world) to halt the US aggression. The US cannot win a conventional war against Russia, which means that the US will resort to their nuclear arsenal. After all, despite the propaganda about Iraq's nuclear weapons and Iran's nuclear weapons, the only nation to actually use nuclear weapons against the civilians of another country is ... the United States!

Oct 08 07:32

Paris shares ideas of joint fight against ISIS, but insists on President al-Assad's resignation

France is ready for joint efforts and dialogue on Syria with all sides, but it continues to insist on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's resignation as a preliminary condition for settling the crisis in the country, French government spokesman Stephane Le Foll has said.

"If we want to effectively fight against ISIS (Islamic State), we ought to nip this evil in the bud: a political transition is needed that will clearly show to the Syrian people that Assad is not Syria's future," Le Foll said in an interview with Interfax on Oct. 8.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So ... according to the French, the best way to get rid of ISIS in Syria is to get rid of ISIS' main enemy in Syria, indeed the only reason ISIS is even in Syria, right? France is trying to play both sides. Like the rest of Europe, they want to avoid a full-on World War, but still over their masters; the same people who ordered France to cancel the Mistral deal with Russia!

Oct 08 06:28

Russian Allies Are Already Wiping the Floor with ISIS

These days you have to be skeptical of every piece of information that you come across, especially if it comes from a mainstream Western news source. Of course, foreign news outlets aren’t immune from fudging the truth either. At the end of the day, everyone has an agenda, and you have to trust your gut until multiple sources come to the same conclusion. And when it comes to the war in Syria, nobody is completely innocent, so we have to take everything with a grain of salt until all the facts are in.

With that said, we’re not going to get anywhere near the truth with the Western media until the truth becomes undeniable. If we want to get an idea of what’s happening on the ground in Syria right now, and how effective the Russian airstrikes have really been, we have turn to foreign news sources.

So far the earliest reports are coming out of the Iranian news website known as Farsnews. If their reports are anywhere near the truth, then the Syrian insurgency is on the ropes.

Oct 08 05:06

OPCW-UN mission to investigate chemical attacks in Syria to be formed by end of October

A joint mission of the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to identify those responsible for the chemical attacks in Syria will be formed and ready to begin its work by the end of October, Acting United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Kim Won-soo, said on Wednesday after a closed-door session of the United Nations Security Council.
UN: destruction of Syria chemical weapons nearly complete

Oct 08 03:59

US warplanes ordered to divert to avoid Russian fighter jet in Syria

The US military rerouted two US aircraft over Syria to maintain a safe distance from a Russian fighter jet in the area, the Pentagon said.

It marked the first time the United States had to divert its warplanes since Russia launched an air campaign in Syria at the end of last month.

Oct 08 03:57

BEX Alert - "NATO ready to defend Turkey against threat: NATO chief"

NATO says it is prepared to defend its member state Turkey against “threats” on its southern border, where Russian jets mistakenly entered Turkish airspace last weekend.

“NATO is ready and able to defend all allies, including Turkey, against any threats,” NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg announced Thursday prior to a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels, which is expected to focus on the Syrian crisis.

Oct 08 03:50

‘Which side are you fighting for?’ Russia blasts US for refusing to share intel on ISIS

Washington’s failure to share data with Russian intelligence about terrorist positions in Syria makes one question the goals that Americans have in their anti-ISIS campaign in Syria and Iraq, a senior Russian diplomat has said.

The refusal to share intelligence on terrorists “just confirms once more what we knew from the very start, that the US goals in Syria have little to do with creating the conditions for a political process and national reconciliation,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Thursday.

“I would risk saying that by doing this the US and the countries that joined the US-led coalition are putting themselves in a politically dubious position. The question is: which side are you fighting for in this war?”

Oct 08 03:43

ISIS training militants from Russia in Afghanistan, US and UK citizens among instructors - diplomat

Islamic State is training militants from Russia in Afghanistan as part of its efforts to expand into Central Asia, a senior Russian diplomat told a security conference in Moscow. He added that US and UK passport holders are among the instructors.

“There are several camps operated by [Islamic State, previously ISIS/ISIL, in Afghanistan] that train people from Central Asia and some regions of Russia. They speak Russian there,” said Zamir Kabulov, President Putin’s special representative for Afghanistan.

He added that there is a wide national variety of instructors in those camps. There are Arabs, Pakistanis and even people with US and British citizenship, he said.

Oct 07 18:20

Russian and Syrian airstrikes continue, more casualties and losses among terrorist organizations’ ranks

Provinces, SANA – The army operations going on in various areas and provinces are resulting in more deaths within the terrorist organization’s ranks, with the army units striking hard on terrorists’ positions, destroying also their heavy armaments and equipment, as Russia ramped up the military campaign against ISIS positions in the country.

A military source confirmed that ISIS had suffered heavy losses in missile strikes launched by Russia’s naval fleet in the Caspian Sea against 11 of its positions in Syria.

Oct 07 18:17

International Military Review - Syria, Oct 7, 2015

On Tuesday the Syrian army and the Lebanese stormed the positions of the militant groups in the nearby areas of Tal-Ahmar and retook full control over this strategic hilltop. Arab sources further added that scores of the militant groups' members were killed or wounded. However, it’s more likely that militants just retreated from the positions captured only two days ago.

Meantime, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah carried out operation against the strongholds of the militant groups in Ayn al-Nuriyeh area in Quneitra province. A convoy loaded with weapons and ammunitions was destroyed near al-Hamidiyeh in Quneitra. The convoy belonged to the moderate terrorist group, Free Syrian Army.

Last night, the SAA conducted operation against positions of al-Nusra Front and its allies in the villages of Jibbata al-Khashab and Tranjeh. Reportedly, the militants' ammunition depot was destroyed. The clashes were also observed at the village of Tranjeh.

Oct 07 17:22

Brzezinski Calls For ‘Retaliation’ Against Russia For Fighting ISIS

By Brandon Turbeville

The leading anti-Russian figure of the Anglo-American establishment and geopolitical chess player, Zbigniew Brzezinski, has recently declared in an op-ed for the Financial Times that the United States should “retaliate” against Russia for its actions in Syria, even going so far as military action to do so...

Oct 07 17:13

Is the “Truth Bomb” Being Released? – Bill Holter

“Bill, just a thought.
On several occasions you have indicated that at some point Russia (Putin) would be dropping a Truth Bomb aimed at the US.
In light of the recent Russian actions in Syria I would submit that he has just done such.
Let’s look back to last week when Putin addressed the United Nations. He spent some time talking about the Syrian conflict, the Mideast instability and the fallout now enveloping Europe. He put much of the blame on the Western powers and particularly singled out America and implied it’s lack of leadership, motives, nor decisive actions as a root cause. At one point in the speech Putin asked “Do you realize now what you’ve done?” In doing this he asked America directly and Barack Obama specifically, for all the world to hear?

Oct 07 15:53

Syrian Crisis: What Will Happen Next?

By Brandon Smith

The Syrian crisis and the confluence of clashing interests there was entirely predictable. In fact, I wrote an article on my former website in 2010 outlining the potential for Syria as a high value catalyst for global conflict titled “Will Globalists Trigger Yet Another World War?”

In it, I summarized the dubious history of wars initiated over the past century, including the nature of false flags and false paradigms created by globalists designed to divide nations and peoples and turn them against each other. This strategy of engineered war (along with engineered economic collapse) has been used time and time again by the elites to artificially generate chaos and then consolidate and centralize power while the masses are blinded by confusion...

Oct 07 15:24

US, NATO step up threats to Russia over Syria

Leaders of NATO openly threatened a military response against Russian forces in Syria Tuesday, after a series of incidents involving Russian warplanes operating along the Syrian-Turkish border.

Oct 07 15:04

Russian Ministry of Defence on Airstrikes in Syria

Oct 07 14:33

Syria: Russian Intervention Exposes Coalition Lies. “The Terrorists R US”

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive.” (Walter Scott, 1771-1832, “Marmion.”)

How speedily the lies of the “international community” in general and those of the US and UK in particular about the Syrian situation are unraveling since the participation of Russia.

Take UK Prime Minister David Cameron. On 24th September last year he addressed the United Nations, committing British aircraft to targeting IS/ISIL/ISIS in Iraq adding unequivocally that there would be no similar action in Syria and absolutely no “boots on the ground.”(1)

Oct 07 14:05

En Route to World War: Russia, Syria And The Clash Of Empires

The confusion and propaganda that swirls around Syria has all the feel of a build-up to another major world war.

Oct 07 13:32

Thank you Russia! It’s nice to see what “Mission Accomplished” really means

Europeans have their “values,” Russians have their principles. Russians genuinely believe that morals and ethics cannot be calculated in terms of prices and values. While the Westerners are bargaining with their “values,” the Russian are standing up for their principles. This uncompromising stance for principles like national sovereignty, and trade without sanctions, makes the Western elites go barking mad.

Just like 500 years before, the Western elite keep beating two dead horses of the Western hegemony: religion and ethnicity.

Oct 07 13:32


Could anyone in the Obama administration have been so slow-witted to imagine that Russia wouldn’t move hard to counter US efforts to overthrow Moscow’s ally, Syria?

The Syrian war began almost five years ago by the US, France, Britain and Saudi Arabia to overthrow Syria’s Iranian and Russian-backed government. The result so far: 250,000 dead, 9.5 million refugees flooding Europe and Syria shattered.

This is nothing new: the first CIA coup attempt to overthrow a Syrian ruler Gen. Husni Zaim was in 1949.

A combination of imperial hubris and ignorance has led Washington to believe it could overthrow any government that was disobedient or uncooperative. Syria was chosen as the latest target of regime change because the Assad regime – a recognized, legitimate government and UN member –was a close ally of America’s Great Satan, Iran. Formerly it had been cooperating with Washington.

Oct 07 13:06

BREAKING VIDEO: Russian warships attack ISIS positions in Syria from Caspian Sea

The missile attacks came from Russia’s fleet in the Caspian Sea, which borders Russia, Iran and three other littoral countries. The precision weapons hit all intended targets. The attacks apparently required cooperation from Iran and Iraq, as the missiles had to travel through their airspace to reach Syria.

Oct 07 12:55

A Brief Guide to Western Media Propaganda For Syria

While Washington and its compliant corporate media outlets are busy trying to sell another round of ‘regime change’ in the Middle East, Russia has taken the initiative in trying to actually destroy ISIS and other terrorist brigades who seem to have eluded the US and its alleged ‘coalition’ for the last 13 months.

Many critics now believe that the US has actually been flying air cover missions for their own “moderate” terrorists on the ground – a collective fighting force that Washington and its allies have been counting on to overthrow the government in Damascus.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon and CIA’s preferred propaganda receptacle, CNN, are busy spinning, and re-spinning, the same old propaganda lines. Here’s a brief guide to some of Washington and London’s favorite recycled talking points…

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Oct 07 11:50

End of ISIS? Putin sends in his most ruthless special forces killers to finish off jihadis

The deployment of the Spetsnaz - the elite of the elite in Russia's army who have to undergo a gruelling training programme to earn their stripes - is the latest example of the megalomaniac leader's ruthless determination to shore up the rule of his close ally.

It is especially significant because many of the men have a deep hatred of jihadis from their time fighting in Chechnya's bloody civil war, when Islamist fanatics battling for independence carried out frequent atrocities against Russian citizens.

Oct 07 11:19

Russian Offer to Share ISIL Targets With US-Led Coalition Gets No Response

Russia has proposed sharing the coordinates of possible ISIL targets with the US-led anti-ISIL coalition, but has not received a response, Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov, head of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff, told media at a press briefing on Wednesday.

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The only logical reason for this non-response, on the part of the US government, is that it is actively looking for an "incident" in Syria to propagandize as the "raison d'etre" for war against Russia in Syria.

Such a goal can only be described as immoral, insane, and pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid; but unfortunately, this kind of thinking is what passes for American foreign policy these days.

Oct 07 11:10

How Putin will Win in Syria

By most accounts, the conflict had deteriorated into a stalemate. Now, with Russia in the picture, that’s changed. Now the table is clearly tilted in Syria’s favor.…

The reason Putin will succeed where the US failed in its war on ISIS, is because the Russian air-strikes are going to be accompanied by a formidable mop-up operation that will overpower the jihadi groups on the ground. This is already happening as we speak. The Russian Air Force has been pounding terrorist targets across the Idlib Governorate for the last few days as well as ISIS strongholds in the East at Raffa. Putin is going to cut through these guys like crap through a goose.

Putin is not going to stop for anything or anyone. He’s going to nail these guys while he has them in his gun-sights, then he’s going to wrap it up and go home.

Oct 07 10:49

EXCLUSIVE: Russian jets 'intercept' US predator drones over Syria, officials say

Russian fighter jets shadowed U.S. predator drones on at least three separate occasions high above Syria since the start of Russia’s air campaign last week, according to two U.S. officials briefed on this latest intelligence from the region.

Meanwhile, U.S. Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters a U.S. aircraft flying over Syria had to be rerouted to avoid a Russian fighter jet at least once.

“We have taken action to maintain safe separation,” Davis said. He did not disclose which type of U.S. aircraft was involved.

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Folks, may I remind you again: Russia was invited by the Syrian government to get rid of ISIS and all other jihadist groups; the US government was not.

But I am sitting here at my computer, having an industrial-strength palm to forehead moment, at warp speed, upon reading this.

Until, and unless, senior Russian and US military officials talk about how to avoid these incidents, we are absolutely, and unmistakably on the road to a military confrontation between the US and Russia in Syria.

Unfortunately, just because such a confrontation would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do, is absolutely no guarantee that they won't do it.

Oct 07 10:25

How Putin will Win in Syria

The reason Putin will succeed where the US failed in its war on ISIS, is because the Russian air-strikes are going to be accompanied by a formidable mop-up operation that will overpower the jihadi groups on the ground. This is already happening as we speak.

There’s an extraordinary article by author Aron Lund of the Carnegie Endowment titled “Putin’s Plan: What Will Russia Bomb in Syria?” What’s so interesting about the piece is that it was published on September 23, a full week before Russia entered the war, and yet, Lund seems to have anticipated Putin’s actual battle plan. Military geeks are going to love this piece which is well worth reading in full. Here’s a short blurb from the text:

Oct 07 10:24

Huge oil discovery in Golan Heights - Israeli media

A big oil deposit has been found in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, with enough reserves to last Israel for decades, according to the country's media.

The Israeli presence in the Golan Heights is in dispute. The region is internationally recognized Syrian territory that has been occupied by Israel since the 1967 Six-Day War between Israel and several Arab states. UN Resolution 242 (1967) demands the withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from the territories occupied in the conflict. Israel disagrees with the wording of the resolution, saying the territories are disputable.

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"We are above the laws of mere humans!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Oct 07 10:05

Russia Seeks New, Broader Military Talks With US on Syria Strikes

Russia has formally offered a new round of “deconfliction” talks with the US on their respective wars against ISIS in Syria, aimed at preventing the risk of conflicts between the two nations’ warplanes as they both operate in the same area against the same forces.

Russia suggested the new talks should be broader than previous discussions, and that they were open to making deals to ensure that the two nations don’t have any “midair mishaps” or serious risk of confrontation.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter responded by condemning Russia, saying that their recent violation of Turkish airspace during an anti-ISIS sortie justified the US to “further strengthen our posture” against Russia, though he did suggest that the talks may well happen.

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A short memo to Secretary Carter; the Russian incursion over Turkish airspace was a mistake created by Turkey by recently redrawing their border; Turkey and Russia have already reconciled on this, and it is a non-issue.

But NOT having these talks, in a frank, and wide-ranging manner, sir, is an absolute recipe for disaster, and a near guarantee of direct military confrontation with Russia.

OR.... is a direct military confrontation against Russia something this Administration wants to see happen, because that will be the "distraction" from the US economic crash which is most probably very close at hand?!?

One has to wonder.

Oct 07 09:52

Putin raises Syria stakes with threat to Nato jets

Russia has sent sophisticated jamming equipment to Syria that could blind Nato pilots in a further escalation of the stand-off in the Middle East.

The Krasukha-4 system has been spotted at a Syrian airfield being used by Russian fighter jets and its presence has been confirmed by US officials. The mobile system can disrupt surveillance by drones, satellites or western early warning aircraft.

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Translation: the Russians have just deployed a jamming device which NATO aircraft cannot get past.

Oct 07 09:49

FLASHBACK - Corporate Media Blacks Out Pentagon Report that Exposes U.S. Role in the Creation of ISIS

In a story reverberating across the world, last week award winning journalist and scholar Dr. Nafeez Ahmed exposed startling information about U.S. complicity in the creation and rise of ISIS, as contained in a recently declassified Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report.

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Oct 07 09:47

Middle East Conflicts Will Lead To 'Total War,' French President Warns

Europe must live up to the challenge of an upheaval that has forced hundreds of thousands of refugees to flee Syria, where everyone including Iran, Russia and the West must seek a political solution, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday.

Speaking alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Hollande said the risk of failure was "total war" and that Europe, if slow to grasp the scale of the refugee exodus, had now made a start.

As for Syria, Hollande reiterated the Paris line that any solution for Syria had to be based on an alternative to President Bashar al-Assad.

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Are we supposed to applaud Hollande for his magnificent grasp of the obvious?!?

Or take him to task because he sees no other answer to Syria's security future than the ouster of Bashar Al-Assad, regurgitating the US government line?!?

I would like to remind President Hollande that when Al-Assad was re-elected, it was with over 80% of the popular vote in Syria, with international observers reporting it as a free and fair election.

I would also like to politely remind Hollande that the government of Syria invited the government of Russia to assist them with getting rid of ISIS, and other anti-regime groups: the US, France, Germany, and NATO were not invited to do so, which makes any military intervention by these countries OR NATO totally illegitimate, according to international law.

And ultimately, I would like to strongly caution President Hollande that regime change in Syria right now will do just about as well for Syria as did the US/NATO-led ouster of Ghadaffi in Libya for that country. I am quite certain he understands what the ultimate outcome was from that regime change.

Under such a scenario, we are looking at a major catastrophe for both the country and the region, much worse than we are seeing today.

Oct 07 09:19

Rocket Artillery Barrage on Hama

Oct 07 08:49

Israel, the Neocons, and their Bloody, Blundering 'Art' of War

The West has indeed adopted the neocons/Israeli strategy, precipitating the “chaotic collapse” of secular-Arab nationalism in Iraq, Libya, and Syria. But the chaos has not been “contained and managed

Oct 07 08:48

Syrian rebels ask U.S. for arms to defend against Russian strikes

Representatives of “moderate” rebel groups in Syria opposed to the regime of Bashar al-Assad have asked the U.S. to supply them with surface-to-air missiles to counter Russian air strikes, American media have reported. Russian observers say this is unlikely but caution that arms may be supplied by the key regional sponsors of Syria’s opposition, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

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I presume this makes the Unites States, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, state sponsors of terror!

Oct 07 08:47

Huge explosions as Russia allegedly strikes Hama region, Syria

Oct 07 08:47

Syrian army launched a ground offensive, Putin sent a SWAT to catch the leaders ISIS

An official who insisted on anonymity, said that the operations taking place in the neighboring provinces of Hama and Idlib. The activists said that the Syrian army, backed by Russian air strikes today led the fight against the rebels in central Syria, as the first major land battle since Moscow began bombing the positions of extremists last week.

Russia attacks from the air looks have encouraged the Syrian army to launch a ground offensive after a series of defeats in northwest Syria in recent months, according to the AP.

Russian air strikes destroyed the main warehouse of weapons, with which the US is practiced by rebel groups in Syria, said the commander of the rebel group. Group Liva Sukvor al Jabal whose fighters attended military training and organization of the CIA in Saudi Arabia, also last week was hit by Russian bombs, because it was a sign of support to Damascus, Reuters reported.

Oct 07 08:45

BREAKING VIDEO: Russian warships attack ISIS positions in Syria from Caspian Sea

Oct 07 08:41

Marco Rubio Would Risk War With Russia Over Syria

Oct 07 08:17

Russian air base in Syria protects "Krasnuha-4" - blinding everything in the range of at least 300 kilometers

Here is a new headache for Americans and their allies in Syria.
Russian Armed Forces have shifted to Syria at least one of its modern system for radio-electronic fight "Krasuha-4" 1RL257. "The last word" of Russian high technologies in this field.
"Krasuha-4" is placed near the Russian air base in Latakia, where Airplanes who beat bases, depots, command posts and positions of the Islamic state.
Although it does not shoot, "Krasnuha-4" is considered a "terrible weapon" for all enemy planes, helicopters and missiles. It does not shootthem but – makes them "blind and deaf".
Specifications of "Krasuhe-4" are one of the most important Russian military secrets. What is known is that the radius of its activities "more than 300 kilometers." How much: no one knows ...

Oct 07 07:59

‘We don’t want Syria to be terrorist black hole, let us deal with ISIS’–Russia’s Foreign Ministry

The official spokeswoman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova is addressing a number of issues, including Moscow’s airstrike campaign in Syria.

Oct 07 07:51

Obama Boots Syrian Peace Chance

President Barack Obama is turning his back on possibly the last best chance to resolve the bloody Syrian war because he fears a backlash from Official Washington’s powerful coalition of neoconservatives and “liberal interventionists” along with their foreign fellow-travelers: Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Gulf sheikdoms.

Oct 07 07:48

Sisi, Putin call for anti-terror Mideast coalition – Al Arayabiay

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi on Wednesday called for a coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East.

Opening a meeting with Putin in Moscow, Sisi said “the Egyptian people” are hoping for broader ties with Russia in all areas, particularly in fighting terrorism in the Middle East.

Putin told reporters after the talks that regional powers should join their efforts to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group.

Oct 07 07:48

Bashar Assad wins Syria presidential election with 88.7% of vote

Bashar Assad has won a landslide victory in the Syrian presidential poll with 88.7 percent of the vote. This will secure him a third seven-year term in office amidst a bloody civil war, which stemmed from protests against his rule.

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If Assad got 88.7 percent of the vote, then the people protesting his rule are not Syrian voters.

Oct 07 07:45

Syria: Assad's ground troops launch offensive against IS in Hama and Idlib

Syrian troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad launched a ground offensive amid Russian airstrikes in the provinces of Hama and Idlib in western Syria targeting members of the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), Wednesday. It is the first major ground fighting since Russian authorities began launching air strikes on IS militias on September 30.

Oct 07 07:44

Seize the Chaos: Israel, the Neocons, and their Bloody, Blundering 'Art' of War

Israel lacks a national motto. If its leaders are looking for a Latin one, “carpe chaos” would be an apt and honest choice.

“Seize the chaos” is half of Israeli foreign policy in a nutshell (the other half being the instigation of that chaos in the first place). Indeed, even its friends in the media cannot help but put it in such terms. For example, The New York Times recently reported about the:

…many Israeli leaders and thinkers seizing on the chaos in Syria to solidify Israel’s hold on Golan.

This refers to the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967 and has occupied ever since. Even the Israel-enabling United Nations considers that occupation and subsequent annexation to be unjust and illegal. Returning Golan to Syria has long been advanced as part of a potential peace deal.

Oct 07 07:23

The World's Silliest Empire

The next silly moment arrived at the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, where Obama, who went on for 30 minutes instead of the allotted 15 (does Mr. Silly President know how to read a clock?) managed to use up all of this time and say absolutely nothing that made any sense to anyone.

But it was Putin's speech that laid out the Empire's silliness for all to see when he scolded the US for making a bloody mess of the Middle East with its ham-handed interventions. The oft-repeated quote is “Do you understand what you have done?” but that's not quite right. The Russian «?? ???? ????????? ??????, ???? ?? ??????????» can be more accurately translated as “How can you even now fail to understand what a mess you have made?” Words matter: this is not how one talks to a superpower before an assembly of the world's leaders; this is how one scolds a stupid and wayward child. In the eyes of the whole world, this made the Empire look rather silly.

Oct 07 07:04

FLASHBACK 2009 - Ron Paul on Obama's Foreign Policy

Oct 07 07:03

Russian warplanes in Syria destroy US-trained rebels' weapons depots: commander

Russian air strikes have destroyed the main weapons depots of a US-trained rebel group in Syria, their commander said on Wednesday, in an expansion of Russian attacks on insurgents backed by foreign enemies of President Bashar al-Assad.

Oct 07 06:42

Russia To The Rescue

Happy Birthday President Putin.Wish America had a leader like you!

If Syria has now effectively become a Russian protectorate, it follows logically that NO planes ought henceforth to be allowed to fly over Syrian air space without Assad’s consent and Russian approval. This will apply not only to Israeli planes but, by extension, to American planes, British planes and French planes. The distinction between the “good terrorists” (the so-called Syrian “rebels” backed by the West) and the “bad terrorists” and their affiliates (ISIS and their kind) will soon disappear.

The Russian aim is to support the Assad regime. As such, all the Western-backed “rebel” forces in Syria will henceforth be regarded as deadly enemies of Syria and will probably be destroyed. Putin has every right to bomb the Muslim mercenaries on the American payroll. A

Oct 07 06:06

Chris Christie: 'Put Me in the Ring Against Vladimir Putin'

Another fat ass repub who wants to fight Vladimir Putin! This obese politico has truly lost it!

Published on Oct 6, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie joined Sean Hannity tonight to react to Russia's continuing military buildup and ongoing airstrikes in Syria.

Oct 07 05:58

Massive strike with precision weapons on targets in Syria LIH of the Caspian Sea

Published on Oct 7, 2015

This night ship strike group of the Russian Navy launched cruise missiles against ISIS infrastructural facilities in Syria.

Oct 07 05:58

Western propaganda blitz targets Russian involvement in Syria

On September 30, Russian warplanes began targeting Takfiri militants in Syria. Before the planes even left the ground, the internet was awash with stories of civilians murdered by Russian bombs. The west has launched a full-scale information war against Russia, but according to experts it is unlikely to affect Moscow's support for Syria's fight against terrorism.

Oct 07 05:54

4 Russian warships launch 26 missiles against ISIS from Caspian sea

Four Russian Navy warships have fired a total of 26 missiles at the position of the terrorist group Islamic State in Syria, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced. The missiles were fired from the Caspian Sea.

Oct 07 05:40

Top Ukraine official backs idea 'to help ISIS take revenge on Russian soldiers in Syria’

Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, has shared a message from a Facebook “friend” who wants to help ISIS militants take revenge on Russian military fighting terrorists in Syria under Sharia law.

Gerashchenko said he received a message on Facebook which said that “Russian propaganda channels” and Russian army in almost every report “show off” their military personnel in Syria.

Oct 07 05:35

4 Russian warships launch 26 missiles against ISIS from Caspian sea

Four Russian Navy warships have fired a total of 26 missiles at the position of the terrorist group Islamic State in Syria, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced. The missiles were fired from the Caspian Sea.

“Four missile ships launched 26 cruise missiles at 11 targets. According to objective control data, all the targets were destroyed. No civilian objects sustained damage,” Shoigu said.

The missiles flew some 1,500 km (ed. 932 miles) before reaching their targets, probing their efficiency.

Oct 07 04:21

How Putin will Win in Syria

The reason Putin will succeed where the US failed in its war on ISIS, is because the Russian air-strikes are going to be accompanied by a formidable mop-up operation that will overpower the jihadi groups on the ground. This is already happening as we speak. The Russian Air Force has been pounding terrorist targets across the Idlib Governorate for the last few days as well as ISIS strongholds in the East at Raffa. Putin is going to cut through these guys like crap through a goose.

So the Russian people are proud of the way Putin is fighting the war on terror. Is there something wrong with that? Many Americans are old enough to remember a time when they were proud of their own country too, when it actually stood up for the principles it espouses in its founding documents. That was quite a while ago though, sometime back in the “pre-Gitmo” era”.

Oct 06 23:46

Russians Say U.S. Not Bombing ISIS

Russian Government Says U.S. Has Been Pretending to Strike ISIS Over the Last Year and that Obama is Lying to the American People…

Oct 06 19:22

White House Spokesman: Putin is playing checkers, not chess

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Oct 06 17:53

BREMMER: 'We've already moved one step beyond a proxy war' in Syria

The dynamics of the Syrian civil war, which began in March 2011, drastically changed last week when Russian war planes started bombing US-backed rebels in Syria's west and north under the guise of bombing ISIS.

Now a war that saw Western, Turkish, and Gulf proxies — in addition to Syrian army defectors on one side fighting Iranian proxies and Russian hardware backing the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the other — has reached a new level.

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Oct 06 17:23

Has Russia Declared A “No-Float Zone” In Syria?

By Brandon Turbeville

While brazen psychopaths like Hillary Clinton and warmongers like Marco Rubio call for a No-Fly Zone in Syria, it appears that Russia has declared a “No-Go Zone” of its own. The Russian version, however, consists of a “No-Float Zone” and is located off the coast of Syria...

Oct 06 15:31

NATO begins biggest war drills in 20 years

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) began on Sat., until November 6, the biggest military maneuvers in the past 20 years, codenamed Trident Juncture, with the participation of 36,000 soldiers from 30 nations.

NATO says that the land, air, and sea drills are aimed at adjusting and certifying the capacity of its quick response force to be deployed in a short period in any region of the world.

On the other hand, European antiwar platforms consider the military exercises an act of war, and Spanish experts see them as a previous step to possible NATO's landing operations in Syria.

Oct 06 15:30

BEX ALERT - War crimes ambassador: Russia, al-Assad regime vulnerable to prosecution

Members of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime could be prosecuted in national courts outside Syria -- and Russia could be vulnerable to prosecution for backing them -- a long-time American war crimes official told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday.

"These are men, women, and children tortured to death, eyes gouged out, etc. That is not the way that you build the future of Syria," said Stephen Rapp, who until August had served for six years as the U.S. State Department's ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues.

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So, the US once again justifies illegal intervention into other countries with claims that Assad is a "bad guy", brought to you by the same people who insisted Saddam had nuclear weapons, that there were torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, that there was a Spanish mine in Havana harbor and that the Lusitania wasn't carrying weapons (all of which have been exposed as lies, for those of you not paying attention.)

But the US does not have moral authority to judge other nations, not with gassing a church full of women and children in Waco Texas in 1993 with a poison gas that is banned for use in war, or the use of torture, or the US police murdering more innocent Americans than either terrorists or mass shooters. On the basis of the use of torture and police brutality, does Germany have a right so supply guns and ammunition to the protesters in Ferguson? According to the logic of the US Government, they do!

Oct 06 14:19

Russia offers to reopen military talks with Pentagon over Syrian airstrikes

Russia offered Tuesday to resume talks with the United States on managing separate airstrike operations in Syria, even as the former Cold War foes bicker over Moscow’s objectives in the civil war.

The Russian opening for more military-to-military dialogue was welcomed by the Pentagon after urgent appeals for the Kremlin to keep open channels to discuss its widening air campaign in Syria and ways to avoid possible conflicts.

Oct 06 14:19

Must see analysis on Syria!!! -by Russian Colonel

Alexander Zhilin, Colonel in the army and military expert of the Russian Federation, explains in layman's terms Russia's national interests in supporting Assad.

Oct 06 13:37

BEX Alert!!! - "EXCLUSIVE: Man who runs SOHR admits to RT he last visited Syria 15 years ago"

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has been feeding news about the Syrian war to many media outlets, claiming to have a wide network of contacts on the ground. RT caught up with its director to find out how trustworthy those sources are. . . .

. . . When RT wondered when the last time Abdulrahman actually went to Syria was, he said it was 15 years ago.

Oct 06 13:15

Brzezinski’s comment exposes US assets in Syria

Former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski’s assertion that Washington should retaliate against Moscow for Russian airstrikes against US assets in Syria is a stunning admission of the role America has played in the Syrian crisis, a scholar in Wisconsin says.

Oct 06 12:56

‘As bad as Assad govt may be, it’s not as bad as ISIS takeover’ – Ex-CIA officer

Graham Fuller, a veteran of the CIA with the focus on the Middle East, ex-vice-chair of the National Intelligence Council speaks to Sophie&Co.

Oct 06 12:19

BEX ALERT - U.S. Sees Russian Drive Against CIA-Backed Rebels in Syria

Russia has targeted Syrian rebel groups backed by the Central Intelligence Agency in a string of airstrikes running for days, leading the U.S. to conclude that it is an intentional effort by Moscow, American officials said.

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I am seeing a disturbing trend in the propaganda of trying to spin Russia's attacks on the Syrian terrorists as an attack by Russia on the United States justifying war, because the United States supports the terrorists.

Oct 06 12:02

ISIS using Syrians as human shields – Russia’s Defense Ministry

Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) forces are sheltering in mosques and trying to hide their vehicles around them, Antonov told reporters Tuesday, citing video evidence.

“Knowing our careful, respectful attitude to mosques they understand that we would never - under any circumstances – carry out airstrikes against civilian facilities,” he said, following a meeting with Defense press attachés from several countries, with a US representative among them.

Later in the day, Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, also warned that terrorists may be preparing provocations such as bombing mosques to accuse the Russian Air Force of committing war crimes.

Oct 06 12:01

Russian drone films ISIS militants hiding weapons, munitions near Syrian mosques (VIDEO)

The Russian Ministry of Defense has released a video showing Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants moving their military hardware to residential areas, including one near a mosque, in an apparent attempt to save it from airstrikes.

Oct 06 12:01

Islamic Republic will blow up mosques and blame it on Russian aviation

Some Arab and Western media reported that Russian aircraft bombed itself Palmyra. Konashenkov underlined: "It is an absolute lie!"
He particularly emphasized: "We consider that it is quite possible that terrorists are preparing blowing up some mosques - in order for it was accused our air force."

Oct 06 11:08

6 Reasons Why Russia Cares So Much About Syria

By Brandon Turbeville

As the potential for direct military confrontation between the United States/NATO and Russia in Syria escalates by the day, the vast majority of Americans have little clue why the Russians would have ever become involved in the crisis to begin with. Undoubtedly, most of them believe what they are told through the mainstream media – that Russia is yet again acting aggressively in its plans for total world domination and the establishment of the Fourth Reich.

Oct 06 10:53

Russian jets hit 12 ISIS targets in Syria, cause panic among extremists – Defense Ministry

Russian jets hit 12 Islamic State targets in the course of nearly 20 combat flights carried out in Syria on Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said. Command centers and training camps were destroyed in the attacks which threw the extremists into panic.

"Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25 have launched air strikes on 12 objects of logistic infrastructure, command posts, training camps and facilities of militants belonging to terrorist groups allied with Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL],” Igor Konashenkov, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Russian jets destroyed an Islamic State army munitions plant outside Damascus as well as two command centers in Deir ez-Zor, according to the ministry’s statement. In the Idlib Governorate, a training camp for IS militants was eliminated, while several IS strongholds came under attack where ammunition depots were blown up.

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Looks as though Russia's military, in barely a week, has really got ISIS on the ropes.

And now the government of Iraq has called for direct Russian military intervention against the terrorists in their country!!

Oct 06 10:38

He'd Let Them Swarm In, Now He'd kick Them Out: Trump Does Drastic 180 on Syrian Immigrants In less Than A Month, His Desperate, Starry-Eyed Supporters Don't Even Notice

Look, everyone knows we need a real game-changer in this country, someone who cares about America. But let's not be so naive, gullible and desperate as to so easily fall for yet another one of these shysters. Just like his sudden, drastic "about-faces" on gun rights and illegal immigration, Donald "I'm A Big Fan Of Israel" Trump said less than 25 days ago that we must let Syrian immigrants in because it's a "humanitarian disaster" and the poor migrants were "in a living hell." This was reported worldwide including on CNN, Breitbart, Politico, Fox news and everywhere else. This week he's saying the exact opposite, that he would send them back, (presumably send back the same ones he promised to let in?) Where I come from theres an old saying which applies in this case.

Oct 06 10:17

US should attempt to disarm Russians in Syria: Brzezinski

US foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski says the United States should retaliate if Russia does not stop bombing its assets in Syria.

Brzezinski, the national security adviser for former President Jimmy Carter, advised President Barack Obama to attempt to disarm the Russians if they keep attacking the CIA-trained militants in Syria.

"The Russian naval and air presences in Syria are vulnerable, isolated geographically from their homeland," Brzezinski wrote in an article published by the Financial Times on Sunday. "They could be 'disarmed' if they persist in provoking the US."

"But, better still, Russia might be persuaded to act with the US in seeking a wider accommodation to a regional problem that transcends the interests of a single state," he added.

A new US intelligence assessment has found Russia has targeted militant groups backed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Syria.

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OK, that does it: Zbigniew Brzezinski has just lost his reality licence, and absolutely should NOT be advising the US government on how to carry our its foreign policy.

I would like to politely remind Dr. Brzezinski that Russia was invited by the Syrian government to rid it of the plague of ISIS and other extremists, threatening the Al-Assad government; the US government has NOT been invited to do this, and should not do anything provocative at this point.

Unfortunately, just because an action is the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid move the US government could make, is absolutely no guarantee that it will not do so.

Military action against Russia would be a disaster for the US government, and for several reasons. It does not have the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to ensure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Additionally, there is a tacit understanding between Russia's weapons and aircraft makers that when these items are deployed in the field, they work precisely as advertised, or even better than advertised, unlike here in the US.

Oct 06 10:09

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 06 10:08

Are Russian Air Strikes Really Hitting ISIS Hard? Michael Rivero - October 5, 2015

Oct 06 10:05

Syria Ground War Imminent? U.S. Accuses Russia Of Launching Syrian Land Campaign

While the US was been surprised and angered by the stunningly fast turn of events in Syria where in the span of less than a month Russia unleashed a massive, Syria-based airborne campaign against what it says are ISIS terrorists, even as the US accuses Putin of targeting "moderate rebels", it has had little recourse in accusing Putin of violating Syrian sovereignty: after all Russia is the only nation that Syria has officially invited to eradicate the "terrorist threat" that is ISIS.

Oct 06 10:04

Putin has sent the feared Spetsnaz special forces into Syria to bail out Assad

The move is a blow to Britain and America’s mission to wipe out ISIS but maintain an opposition to brutal dictator President Bashar al-Assad

Oct 06 10:04

Saudi opposition clerics make sectarian call to jihad in Syria

Dozens of Islamist Saudi Arabian clerics have called on Arab and Muslim countries to "give all moral, material, political and military" support to what they term a jihad, or holy war, against Syria's government and its Iranian and Russian backers.

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US asking Saudi Arabia to play proxy in Syria, like they are doing in Yemen.

Oct 06 09:54

Russia To The Rescue

As Russia comes to the rescue of Syria, the Americans grind their teeth with rage, wondering how they can sabotage Russia’s rescue mission.

Oct 06 09:52

Where Did Obama Really Go to School? And What Is Really Happening in Syria?

When the Russian foreign minister announced that the US refused to identify any contacts that could be made with a so-called “moderate” opposition, it became clear that the US cannot name them because they do not exist– any more than they did in Iraq or Libya.

Distracting the public with talks about cooperation and adamant declarations that Putin must abandon Assad before the US Empire can approve Russian participation is clearly a tactic for buying time until a Plan B can be implemented.