SHOCK! Did Russians Secretly Switch Sides?

Just three months ago such a question would have been seen as nonsense. Would Russian engage militarily in Syria just to push Assad from power one political way or another? Nonsense right? Not completely. Let’s examine facts.

As I reported before the original of February 2016 ceasefire agreement was achieved without, yes without any input from Russian so-called allies in Assad regime or Iranian regime while Americans entered into agreement without even consulting Saudis or Turkey at all.

Knowing well that these are the warring sides on the ground, in fact sides that are conducting substantially independent policies and military activities were shockingly excluded from the agreement.

As a matter of fact it was confirmed by the fact that neither Turkey with 50k army deployed on the Syrian border or Saudis with they air force deployed in Incirlik air base were aware or even a party to the negotiation, nor were they apriori consulted about their results.

I am not even talking about the smaller warring parties on the ground that were not consulted even told officially, not for days but for weeks in an era of satellite communication, fighting each other unaware what was going on. And more.

I am not even talking about fictional “moderate” rebels or tribal forces but forces under direct command and control of Russian and US/NATO as well as YPG a critical military force in the north, completely shut out of any consultations. Believe or not, officially even Israel was not initially consulted, a theocratic regime that got itself involved in Syrian war by attacking Assad military at Golan Heights to protect ANF and bombing Damascus numerous times with impunity from Russian S400 system that easily would have taken them out, while Russians warplanes multiple violation of Israeli airspace were allowed peacefully.

And as I posited the official so-called ceasefire suppose not be applied to 90% of frontlines in Syria while in fact complete stopped Russian bombing of ISIL and ANF positions for 4-5 days at least and then reduced 90% in later weeks and months, why?

Why after having overwhelmed military momentum Russians suddenly stopped and ordered Syrian to do so while Americans and allies escalated their support for terrorists and opened up disgusting propaganda of nonexistent hospitals bombings by Russians and Syrians spewed by a MI6/CIA outfit such as SOHR.

Was such a propaganda a part of agreement? Agreement that instead of naturally lowering the rhetoric escalated it? But instead we had dead-end “Assad must go” mantra returned with vengeance.

And other gems even surprisingly from Russian FM saying that “Russia is not an ally of Syrian government but just fighting terrorism in Syria which is a matter of a straight lie, since Syrian government has over 50-years close relations with Soviets and now with Russia starting from her support of anti-colonial movement in Syria in late 1940-tie.

What for such a lie? For whose consumption it was done? Russian public? As a preparation to 180 deg political turn or for the west that already ignored it as being too rational for “savage” Russians.

And now, all the gains against western sponsored terrorists that not only Syrians paid with their blood for but Russians as well, hard-fought and achieved with space of last 8 months are being slowly reversed as I warned myself before in my posts.

Now more and more apparent split between Russian and Iranian governments is visible since Russians are accused of stalling IRG offensive in East Aleppo and refused to cooperate in the battlefield while terrorists are uniting and getting stronger. And fruits of that are already visible and this type of short-sided appeasement that Russians seem to pursue will for sure cost many more Russian lives very soon.

This frustration is also spreading among Syrian population who are left to rot in a quagmire with no hope of prompt resolution they thought Russian intervention would bring. Actually it’s already happen.

Russian military base surrounding areas have been just assaulted by ISIL mortar, car bombings, strangely in area of most pro Assad population and millions of refugees who suffered terror under ANF and ISIL and actively cooperated with Assad regime to eradicate their supporters from the area, and hence made it relatively safe.

So what happened? Why Russian cannot feel safe anymore in Tartus and Cheimjnin or in entire liberated Latakia province that was swept by massive pro-Russian demonstrations just six months ago.

Are their expectations dashed by what is happening? The worse situation is in south and east Aleppo where SAA and allies lost the ground unable to obtain close air support since Russian air force that is effectively operating ten combat aircraft only. Accusation fly and morale slowly collapses.

A critical question arises about why this phantom “Swiss” truce business from the beginning. What peace/truce they were negotiating? Syrian? Iraqi? Or greater geopolitical truce between two thermonuclear powers already engaged in new arms race. Forgetting the puny ME problem, big boys were talking. In fact if Russians counted on that they failed miserably so far by the fact of deployment of NATO Anti Missile systems in Romania and Poland and establishment of new semi-permanent NATO military bases in Baltics and elsewhere in Europe and overall arms race escalating.

As I wrote in my last post, a quagmire is about to become reality, if it is not already happening, while US strategy of chaos and deliberate inflicting more pain and suffering on Syrian people continues. The war, besides phony cover-up called Syrian ceasefire still continues unabated.

No equitable, reasonable solution has been found or even seriously discussed. What’s more worrying is that even Russian media is drifting away for previous sharp focus on this horrible war and now presents a “gray lie” that any peace in Syria is neigh and hence implies Putin political success. Both sides know that it is nothing further from the truth.

We must ask:  when policy of appeasement of dying psychotic imperial aggressor becomes betrayal of long and reliable political friends?

So, did Russians secretly switch sides?

Judge for yourself.

 

A nice map of current situation.

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DREADED QUAGMIRE IS HERE.

Military fighting resumed on all fronts and diplomatic Kerry-Lavrov sideshow featuring “who is a terrorist” contest continues in Geneva while true negotiations are happening along Riyadh -tel-Aviv-Moscow-Tehran axis. But what are they negotiating about?

While I was off, another two weeks passed with no important political changes to report except some never uttered before delirious gems of nonsense from Lavrov, I quote: Syria is not our ally, we are only fighting terrorists with them”. What the fuck is that?

As usual, politicians are lying, people are dying, just everyday reality of any senseless war causing useless deaths and needless pain and suffering and this time also more deaths innocent children, see below.

The war is a madhouse and among thousands of others, this is most compelling reason to become a pacifist.

Peace talks are dead, however no buried yet, for media presstitudes may enjoy it’s decomposing stinking for little longer.

And in the midst of all of that dead silence punctuated by surrealistic “insane” calls reverberating in halls of a mental institution called US geopolitical establishment i.e. neocons: “Assad Must go..” and interchanged with Kerry’s insane utterances “Putin, cease your fire against those friendly neighborhood terrorists excluded from the ceasefire”.

Meanwhile, frantically, more or less beyond any interest of MSM negotiation are going on in capitals of ME supposedly about collapsing of oil prices but may be it is also about US instigated ME geopolitical mess. Unfortunately, lately Russia also contributed to it, as I mentioned on this blog before.

While Assad regime has been strengthened by Russians, since so-called ceasefire in February, SAA has suffered from numerous serious setbacks lately such as loosing critical, strategic positions in El-Tais and now strategic position Khan Touman in southern of Aleppo where SAA was pushed back by FSA disguised ANF terrorists, mostly due to refusal of meaningful Russian Air support.

A rare good news is that USA supposedly suspended activities of 11 American NGO operating in Turkey, supported by US, officially “helping refugees” from Syria but de facto there were conduit for US financed arms and money for rebels including terrorists of ANF and ISIL, clear diversion from Erdogan policies of his terrorist support, while US policies of US supported terrorists continue.

We must ask again, so what this ceasefire accomplished for Russians or Syrian people? Nothing really meaningful or lasting.

So what this ceasefire accomplished for terrorists and their supporters? Everything. So WTF it was all about?

Here is what I prophetically wrote just 9 days after official ceasefire began:

While we all know well why American axis of evil wants SAA+Syrian national defense units, most tribal militia including Christian, Alawite, militia, Hezbollah, Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Iraqi Shia militia, Kurds and Palestinian units, to stop what they are doing since it is all apparent now that “our friendly” bearded boys of ISIL and ANF are being mercilessly whacked, and loudly cry to their stared and stripped monster mama for relief.

The unlimited cease-fire is already turning in a two-week vacation for terrorists in Turkish sea resorts, you know, R$R, lock & reload after a bad day in the office..

We know that US did not give up of the invasion and dividing Syria into medieval Wahhabi fiefdoms, and the non ceasefire ceasefire sham among phantom moderate beheaders, without even naming them all or declaration who is actually fighting who, [sums up] most bizarre, Orwellian and Faustian agreement of no agreement, where a friend is a foe, in a deal of today.

After US was having political sex with terrorists for decades Kerry needs “Plan B” after monster was already born. A theater of absurd continues..

But why Russia get herself involved in the obvious sham as I discussed in my post on February 17, titled CLEAR THE FOG VLAD. In the post I did not question military premises of such as a purely propaganda move, since it is strictly operational and secret, but only its implications in the psychological war in the western media.
And still I see this “ pretend ceasefire” doing more harm than good for Russian otherwise clear moral and legal stand in this war.

And after just three days I ask nine more inconvenient questions that were never answered:

  1. As a map below indicates there are only five small areas where SAA faces potentially so-called moderates from FSA. The 90% of frontlines Russian coalition is facing an enemy classified as ISIL, ANF terrorists and hence excluded from the agreement.
  2. 90% of frontlines are not under the agreement so why Russian Air Force stopped bombing positions of terrorists not covered by the ceasefire?
  3. Why ceasefire did not cover Turkey that for about 10 days now openly engaged in direct military, operational artillery support for ISIL against Kurds, as well as allowing of ISIL terrorists to pass un hindered Turkish territory to attack Kurds directly from Turkish side. Why Russians stop flying while SAA and Kurds are under direct Turkish attack and why they announced this stoppage in operations? Hence allowing ISIL to move fighters and weapon supplies to the frontlines even if there is not truce between Russia and ISIL. Irreconcilable inconsistencies, and violations of all the Russian military doctrines and tactics, based on enemy guessing what military moves will come, and for what strategic interest in Syria such moves are warranted?
  4. Was the agreement all about Russians stopping bombing of all terrorists including ISIL, ANF friends of Washington D.C. and all the others non-existent moderate factions were just a cover up for propaganda purposes, as many of independent media was warning all along?
  5. The agreement implies complete lack of enforceability, prohibiting retaliation against those who signed up to the ceasefire but allowing only to return fire in self-defense if attacked by the side NOT A PARTY TO THE AGREEMENT. What’s that? Nonsense, if not straight betrayal. Read for yourself, I could not believe such proclamations from both sides. This is nothing but de-facto ceasefire with ISIL and ANF and first day proves it.
  6. What purpose this agreement serves when most of the “moderates” already declared that they need just two weeks of truce to re-supply from Turkey and regroup to continue to fight?
  7. What sense does this ceasefire agreement make except for potentially allowing for easier so-called “humanitarian” assistance which was being delivered before anyway when terrorists allowed for it. Is this nothing but a humanitarian agreement with terrorists to re-supply them, with food and medicine, they are short of money to purchase, so they can continue to fight another day?
  8. How this could be a prelude to overall peace talks when there is no agreement about who are the representatives of the Syrian opposition that Assad supposedly is going to talk with, that would remotely lead to any political solution no side really wants at this point, except for Kerry-Lavrov team. How one can explain the fact that 90% of Russian humanitarian support in Deir-Ez-Zor SAA enclave, for example, recently fell into ISIL hands but only 10% fell where it should, unfortunately, much of it destroyed due to a parachute malfunction while most previous drops were precise. What it this? An accident.
  9. Why there is no mention in the agreement and UN resolution of stopping delivery of weapons to the “moderates” and terrorists of ANF or ISIL for that matter, during the truce when in many cases they are fighting within a mile of each other military positions.

No answers this week as well, no light in a tunnel either, a light that was clearly visible just three months ago.

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War & Working People Struggle for Human Dignity.

What Syrian war has to do with working people struggle for dignity? A lot. In fact any war ever fought after Napoleonic revolution that created notion of national army, conscripted from ordinary people, unpaid soldiers who are willing to sacrifice themselves to defend their personal stake in the nation i.e. particular state organization of society, their feel or are propagandized to feel is threatened, was fought among ordinary working people spilling blood for their rulers’ profit, political interests and delusions of godly mission of grandeur. And Syrian war is an example of just that, unquenched US imperial hubris paid for with blood of innocent peaceful ordinary working people.

Since least 250 years the power elites concluded that standing army of paid mercenaries were not efficient and too scarce to really face a massive revolt against their rule. Hence 95% of population who were considered before as mere spectators of political events, unwilling material supporters and/or victims were to be engaged and hence a mass ideology, patriotism, state culture was born as a practical measure of governing prerogatives and after that of course mass propaganda was born fueled but communication conduits of the church and state for those stubborn and unwilling to fight and die for aristocratic interests.

Since that day ruling elites were not as much interested in what ordinary people think but needed to affect what and even how they think about so-called national interest and its private, personal connotations, their internal system of values and virtues in state context. All of that can be summarized as emergence of modern disciplinary society of control where public opinion had to be manufactured to a shape immediate war expediency and hence push for so-called mass education in order to instill those quite abstract concepts of nonexistent before nation and patriotism, a sense of belonging to something common people and elites share, under the cover of politicians deceit and cliché of democracy, religion or culture.

Only in such a context a struggle of working people, defensive struggle to retain their dignity and often just to survive under assault of oligarchic greed, must be understood.

All those working people who via various political activities and philosophical works, understood that abhorrent exploitation they are subjected to was not a one-off, a case bad apple, bad luck or evil individual industrial baron but was a core of the entire economic system entrenched and supported but appropriate state political and legal system aimed for use, abuse and theft of the fruits if their labor, were all previously “educated” and trained via methods of state propaganda to instill in them sense of national pride, patriotism and a sense of obligation to fatherland.

And that’s why there was a division in the worker’s movement about how to deal with this detestable reality of oligarchic enslavement either in nationalist context which many advocated and Hitler and Mussolini embraced as easier to understand by already preconditioned working class or in a much wider but intellectually difficult to pursue context of international workers movement embraced by Luxemburg, Liebknecht as well as Ulianov (Lenin), decrying an existing nation states as support structures of workers exploitation and tools used for dividing working people all over the world and playing confrontational nationalist card as a method of social control.

And such a method of control and suppression of workers movements was vastly used to dividing working people all over the world via pinning them against each other in the so-called “national” wars i.e. destroying the very idea of international brotherhood of workers and international solidarity in fighting common enemy i.e. ruling class.

The true leftist antiwar movement of XIX and XX century was always against the war because every war was against working people killing each other and dying senselessly in deadly aristocratic quarrels that can only benefit the ruling elite. This unequivocally antiwar stance was manifested as so-called internationalism of working people movement. Yes, any true and honest antiwar movement must have a component of internationalism of working class, unity and solidarity not only against oligarchy and its exploitative rants but also against all wars to be fought by ordinary people who only want to work in peace.

It seems like millennia ago but America was leading the world in something good, namely in workers struggle against rubber barons and industrialist oligarchs and their political machine of exploitation and murder. The fundamental element of the struggle was to fight for solidarity of workers around the world for peace, and such as strive of American workers was commemorated as International Workers Day we are celebrating on May 1st, truth that is being massively suppressed in the US while celebration of May Day in Mexico and Canada and elsewhere in the world is taking place, all medial taboo eradicated from American national conscientiousness.

Feeling threatened by idea of united workers unwilling to die in mines, steel works, textile manufactures or in the trenches at the frontlines of imperial wars, Workers International Organization was to be eradicated in the US via methods of Creel commission to massively peddle warmongering propaganda of fear and loathing of Huns and later Reds as an expression of patriotism and loyalty of American “nation” that did not really exist.

It was the war that was used to break up worker international solidarity and brotherhood in the US and Europe during WWI and such a practice continued in WWII and almost all other wars which were aimed to destroy international workers solidarity, a western assault resisted by Soviet Union under umbrella global anti-colonialism and a bias form of workers internationalism for peace. All the recent wars, Vietnam, Korea, Yugoslavia, Ukraine or MENA and that includes Syria are wars instigated by deliberate collapsing of the economy and pining workers against each other via propaganda and patriotism or ideology or religion with the same horrific results of death and suffering of innocent ordinary people in an imperial wars.

In the western instigated and financed Syrian war situation is the same. Desperate homeless, dispossessed and jobless often young people unable to marry in times of economic depression are joining ISIL and other terrorists to attack fellow working people on the other side and both killing each other ultimately for benefit of global oligarchs no matter what propaganda they have been conditioned to believe religious or secular.

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