CIA vs. DOD: A New Proxy War?

As Moon of Alabama website recently reported there are mysterious military special forces operating, possibly on the wrong side of the frontlines in Syria. But which side is this?

More and more evidences pile up that YPG forces and they affiliates are being military’s supported by US Green Berets to fight so-called “moderate” enemy, supported by guess who, CIA? A shock? disbelief?

Not exactly. For those who just graduated from college let me remind that CIA is not really an agency of US government but a lucrative corporation with annual, income, some estimate, to reach $10 billions a year and rest assured I am not talking here about your hard earned taxpayer money.

It is CIA business money for, let say, expenses that they would not want on their credit card. Do you wonder what would it be?

It would be murder, torture, theft, prostitution but not, at least not as much, an illicit activities of horny by CIA agents.

I am talking here about running large prostitution rings and other no less profitable and no less abhorrent activities of human trafficking and slavery and supporting terrorists. All that supposedly bring safety and security to Americans due to temporary shortage of commies to kill on this planet.

No, that can’t be? Well. Do you remember Olie North, have you ever heard about Iran-Contras CIA smuggling weapons financed by sales of hard drugs to South Central LA black community in late 1980-ties and many other profitable enterprises, fronts for CIA activities that proudly contributed the reduction of US deficit.

The money were so good that even Bush VP asked for a cut but when he was rebuked ousted active secret CIA operative, a wife of US ambassador, and by that act endangered CIA assets in the ME, which is a felony. Ouch.

But seriously. If this is true that it means that US empire entered latest stage of its decline similarly to Roman empire at its last throws, where Roman legionnaires, last bastions and defenders of glorious empire, were sworn allegiance no longer to emperor but to the general who paid their salary.

Is that what is going on? Individual US generals and security establishment bosses leading their mercenaries armies often paid from profits of illicit business of extortion and intimidation in addition to taxpayer’s money, decided to fight each other while cocktail partier in Chief plays “I drone your ass game” and looks away, and invitingly causing hundreds of ISIL wannabe heroes to have been cheated of their money and forty virgins in paradise realizing after death that they were whacked by a thumb of a drunken cocktail waitress who pressed the fucking button, just to get him of his back, literally.

Under a guise of stoicism and seemingly composed pastures, it is a madhouse out there in the WH perfectly fitted for Trump communicating with “his” people who’s going to be fired next day at his 11pm “Make Trump Great Again” TV show sponsored by his money losing casinos with more chance to win million $ than you finding a decent job.

What is going on? Is there anyone serious adult within the US government? Will this split between DOD and CIA proliferate into American streets as it rages in the streets of Allepo? Is US heading for disintegration into small oligarchic fiefdoms with their mercenary armies of doom?

Should we rationally conclude that the last vestiges of political power left the White House premises for a madhouse, leaving Putin looking as a the only bedrock of sanity and dignity?

Decide for yourself.

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2016/02/green-berets-ypg.html

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CLEAR THE FOG VLAD.

Last week fog and obfuscation, this week more fog and more obfuscation from all sides (except for Assad) who, in comparison, comes out of a sanest person in the room. He want his country back and West /GCC out.

What do the rest of the players want? I have already speculated about it in last, at least six, posts and so far they seem to follow my scenarios almost exactly.

Guys in Washington, Moscow, Berlin, Ankara, Riyadh etc., stop reading my blog. Think for yourself be original. How about peace in Syria. Does it ring a bell? But jokes aside, what do we have?

The US and Turkey in a bedroom brawl and cute quarrel before sex, accusing each other of lack of attention and care which resulted in shelling of innocent YPG positions in a coordinated support for ANF terrorists, this time openly, after over two months of clandestine attack against SAA and Russians, invading and annexing slivers of Syrian land violating international laws, doing dirty work for ISIL and ANF what resulted in “unfortunate” decimation of Erdogan “brothers in terror” and his frequent apoplexy attacks as documented on YT.

And so-called agreement announced last week! Instead of being forged between all warring parties in Syria, it ended up to be a gentlemen agreement between two people; Kerry and Lavrov with exclusion of other parties including Assad, Kurds, Turks, Saudis and Israelis. It was a worthless piece of paper, meaningless on the ground as I mentioned in previous post.

The concocted in last moment phony delegation of “moderate” terrorists “ could not attend talks since they we stopped by diplomatic security services and not allowed to enter the building due to fear of their terrorism connection, endangering diplomats’ lives inside. An utter fiasco would be an understatement of this war. And then, few hours after signing, Lavrov smiling stated that the chance of this agreement is 49%, meaning he does not know but probability it will fail. Well, if such a details like who supposedly sign agreement with whom and about what was missing, I would not bet on it.

What this is all about?

And what is this? Russians and Saudis secretly freezing the oil production? A technically impossible feat in Russia in the winter.

And What? The US frackers who are about belly up and Russians and Saudis will support them? Who? US WH neocons, who called Putin a pariah, gangster and schmucks who lied that Russians are involved in slaughter of innocent terrorists suffering from flu, recuperating in their unmarked and undeclared hospitals in Idlib province or Aleppo. And in the process Russians pissing off Iranians who were not at the table in DOHA?

On the ground it feels like war, blood is real, pain is real, horror is real, but those guys in leadership behave as ballerinas from tough neighborhood.

Vlad, they will not lift the sanction and forget about sailing on your yacht in Tuscany anytime soon, you are better than that, just keep, steady, do not let Russian superior political, military, legal and moral position to be tarnished by some half backed political maneuvers.

Do not even fake making deal with those medieval gangsters, it won’t work, western propaganda won’t ease, that’s the fact. Turkey won’t be controlled by the US, since she is doing US bidding unless corrected by Russian forces on the ground and in the air. Politics of appeasement won’t work, as history teaches us, only steady gravitas and determination will do the job.

Vlad, you pumped natural gas to Kiev fascist regime for free in winter 2014/2015 for humanitarian reasons and transit to your western friends who spitted in your face while they were slaughtering your kin in Donbass. And to add insult to injury they never paid for it and now defaulted of your eurobonds with no consequences.

You do not have to be too friendly to US western stooges, who want you and your friend Assad dead.

Only in that way, western warmongers would slip into oblivion, where they belong,  long before you leave your office, unless, what I strongly suspect, based on hard evidences, they are gearing for WWIII and one way or another you would have to confront them in a hot nuclear war.

Anyway, meanwhile slowly bring peace to Syrian land and Syrian people. They are exhausted and deserve a break and that’s a good thing. Although, even without more western interference we may wait for another 18 months or so for what I would call true peace in Syria.

Unless all of this is a charade, a country club cricket game with nukes as I posited on this blog numerous times before.

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CEASE-FIRE? Nine Simple Questions.

The cease fire should be very welcome news for millions of ordinary Syrians suffering from Western sponsored terrorist aggression, but closer examination of this and other relevant documents unfortunately created serious doubt about intentions and effectiveness of the agreement in achieving its goals.

Not going into many details of the agreement , linked below, I am asking some fundamental questions that have to be answered if we have to take the agreement for more that just meaningless illusion of peace, something that exhausted Syrian nation does not want or need.

  1. Why Russia supported UN Security Council Resolution 2254, adopted unanimously December 18, 2015   without clarifying legal status of NATO military operations in Syria under Syrian Law? On what legal basis US, French, British or Oman are bombing Syria?
  2. Why Russians or Iranians did not insist on clarification of legal basis under which Israel is bombing Syria and attacking Assad government in violation of UN charter?
  3. Why in UNSCR 2254 and in the Cease Fire Agreement, Russians or Iranians did not insist on clarification of legal status of Turkish aggression in Syria including shooting down lawfully operating Russian military airplane shelling Syrian territory or occupation of 1-2 mile wide sliver of of Syrian land along border?
  4. Why in the UNSCR 2254 and in the Cease Fire Agreement, Russians and/or Iranians did not call for withdrawal of unauthorized by Assad regime foreign military, including US troops from Syrian Kurdistan?
  5. Why in the UNSCR 2254 and in the Cease Fire Agreement, Russians and/or Iranians did not insist on explicit prohibition of introduction of any unauthorized by Syrian government foreign military forces on Syrian territory as a matter of confirmation of Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity as UN charter requires.
  6. Why in the UNSCR 2254 and in the Cease fire Agreement, Russians and/or Iranians did not insist that no cease fire will be in effect for all those yet undefined “ moderate opposition groups” who have in their ranks foreign mercenaries, non-Syrian citizen, and why expulsion of such has not been required as a precondition to cease fire.
  7. Why Russians and/or Iranians did not insist on finalizing a list of terrorists organization excluded from the Cease fire Agreement before any cease fire implementation may begin since this political/technical issue make the Agreement unenforceable.
  8. Why Russians and/or Syrians did not insist on inclusion of Syrian Kurds in the negotiation, a vital force fighting terrorists.
  9. Should we understand that by signing the UNSCR 2254 and the Cease Fire Agreement Russia legalized NATO aggression against Assad if not why NATO aggression was not prohibited in the agreement although illegality of any aggression is a vital part of UN charter?

If this conclusion is true then the agreement is an illegal act, against UN charter and international law since the only legal representative government of Syria is the representative of Assad regime and the UNCR 2254 is not aimed against Assad regime and hence UNSC cannot infringe on Syrian sovereignty.

In fact quick read of the “agreement” make me realize that it is a meaningless, unenforceable on the ground in Syria, piece of paper that actually allows SAA to move against ISIL and seal Turkish border North of Aleppo but also allows the west preparation for plan B i.e  invasion of Syria. However, what it would surely do is to it provide fertile ground for western accusation of Russian/Syrians breaking the agreement we are so familiar with.

In fact it looks like that critical and so far successful SAA offensive in Idlib falls under the Cease Fire Agreement giving western propaganda a field day. Thank goodness the agreement to be implemented only upon specific local field commanders’ decisions reaching cease-fire along specific segments of the frontlines so it can take months.

But I already see those headlines: “NATO invasion inevitable since those barbaric Russians, breaking all the agreements and still killing all those unborn children”.

This whole fake agreement dangerously sets up Russians for propaganda ambush in million ways and inevitably leads to smuggling of western weaponry hidden inside humanitarian convoys and clandestine evacuation, or reinforcement of ANF and ISIL, true goal of the US in Munich.

Don’t you think that US and allies gave up on invasion by US and Turkey/Saudi. They play for time to rescue they terrorist brothers, while Russians want to deescalate tensions with Turkey they fueled among their population by media reports of preparations for the war.

Scared of empty Turkish and Saudi declarations of invasion?

So why Russia is bending backwards for the west knowing their cunning ways?

It did not work in Ukraine and will not work in Syria. Period.

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WAR WITH RUSSIA? Another Escalation of Tensions.  

Will Turkey start WWIII? There is a question but judging from preparations started few years ago in the West and later in the East, it is a real possibility.

Here is an excerpt from my blog posted over two months ago on Dec 2, 2015.

The now [we have] open war between Russia and Turkey [after Turkish warplanes shot down Russian Su24m in Syria and killing a pilot], army movements, air defense operating on highest alert levels in Russia [proper] and Turkey, weapons and surveillance systems deployed [in] Turkey, Armenia and Iran. Orders for Raytheon and other MIC establishments of death surging so are their stocks prices. After all the bubbles that have been blown by FED in order to pauperize western population, the last bubble of war is being blown as we speak. Just to protect the oligarchs bottom line, millions will have to die.

What if ..[Russian involvement in Syria].. is [an] unorthodox response of Russian military leadership to massive NATO military maneuvers in Atlantic coast, Mediterranean and Baltics that were being conducted during last two months? What if it is nothing but a demonstration of deadly global capabilities of Russian strategic nuclear deterrence technology and logistics of global reach and while at it provide somewhat marginal assistance Assad to regain control over his country sooner. As I motioned in my previous post all over the world two nuclear powers are conducting unscheduled drills, training and military exercises, including firing ICBMs from nuclear submarines in LA and White Sea areas not long ago, passing by respective legislatures massive increases of funding for strategic weapon systems including nuclear weapons and their delivery systems while MSM propaganda want us to be afraid of bunch ISIS gangsters devoid of any religious authority seeking money from their western supported sponsors and most of all seeking fame as their professional, Hollywood-like PR productions of horrors seem to show.

Syrian conflict rapidly is turning into hot military confrontation between elites of Russia, Iran and to a degree China and the elites of the West. So far all the players, are believing in their own propaganda, and as expected they are making the same deadly mistake, they see themselves as potential winners and/or beneficiaries of human pain and suffering in their oligarchs’ country club global cricket game of blood.

So will they do it? Will another generation of American grunts oblivious to their predecessors’ pleas for peace spill their blood and others for corporate profits?

If so how could it play on Turkish-Syrian border before potential escalation.

What’s interesting is that not only the West heating up a delusional anti-Russian war rhetoric for many months now but recently also Putin began preparing his population for war with Turkey via relentless media programming about Turkish aggression, corruption and lies, what unfortunately is true, in a view of the fact about ISIL oil smuggling and Turkish army already taking over a few miles wide border buffer on Syrian territory. That action seems to have been a trigger of this war fervor and anti-Turkish propaganda in Russian media.

In part it is a media bluff, psychological warfare aimed for the US and separately EU elites making them to believe that Russians will strike immediately if Syrian sovereignty is threatened, but in part it is a chilling message of a leader rallying his troops before war commences. What’s more menacing is that Putin right now ordered Black Sea fleet, some 50 ships, and whole southern military district for maneuvers, and that includes Crimea as well as Russian bases in Armenia while British conduct military logistics exercise in Jordan moving there 300 pieces of military equipment to the terrorist training bases, they already operate with CIA in Jordanian desert and thousands of NATO troops and equipment are being deployed in Northern and Central Europe. One thing is sure this is not just posturing.

When it comes to it and Turkey invades Syria and closes on Aleppo, Putin will go to UNSC but only to inform about executing his lawful bilateral military treaty with Syria, demand withdraw under ultimatum and start shooting Turks as soon as they move in, no permission would be sought. And since Turks already took over a strip of Syrian land, Putin can start shooting at them anytime now but exclusively within international law which does not prohibit substantial escalation in a form of assaults on the military industry, military bases and communication systems used for military purposes. The fact is that Turkey needs to be attacked on Turkish territory in order to call-in NATO, although every war started with a provocation but I doubt that US wants WWIII right now, since it means obliteration of a defense systems in Germany and Central Europe, and the end of the EU as US surrogate due to political turmoil and split of loyalties one EU elites realize that their own fate is at stake. However, all sides are absolutely aware that waiting will only make the West weaker in the confrontation with the East.

No one should ignore basic fact. If Turkey (NATO) is not be able to assure air supremacy in Northern Syria then there is no game changing invasion and if Erdogan still wants it he would have been dispatched with by Turkish army as goes Turkish tradition or would have an accident by CIA or MOSSAD.

Hence military escalation involving NATO would be inevitable if serious conflict starts.

What Turkey can do however, is to use long-range artillery from Turkish territory to protect terrorists in some enclaves, that’s all, and that’s what they are doing right now.

Erdogan is insane, so are Washington neocons so they understand each other well, but some of generals from Pentagon are already upset having to fund and assist Islamic terrorists against Christians and their protector, Assad and they will step in clandestinely rather than openly to stop the madness or moderate this insanity if it is possible. However, I might be wrong.

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ALEPPO: New refugees, new propaganda.

As we already experienced many times, after periods of completely ignoring substantial progress of SAA and allies on all fronts in Syria, once a while a scream of shock electrifies western propaganda outfits, screaming bloody murder against Russians/Assad slaughtering little, even unborn children escaping to freedom in Turkey. The FixNews for single digit IQ citizen, NuYolkLies, a neocon vomitory and wapo-sitory run by a bold amazonian dwarf never fail to splash readers with their stinky revelations from yesteryear masters of absurd.

The fact is that area from North Aleppo to Turkish border have been largely clear of refugees who fled mostly 2013 and 2014 before advancing ISIL/ANF and are part of the about 1.9 millions of Syrian war refugees in Turkey. Whoever left, are terrorists themselves, their families as well as all supporters involved in administration as well as slaves, prisoners of terrorists and “businessman” from various MENA countries who make like bandits from kidnapping, slave labor, theft, extortion and smuggling of the goods and weapons across Turkish border.

What the neocon stooges relate to as massive escape from under Russian bombs is just 2 to 4 thousands of refugees within last week or so who were refused to cross the border and are being kept by Turkish army in camps on Syrian side, in an illegally annexed few miles wide buffer where they are building big fence to prevent refugee escape from Syria as well as military infrastructure for an invasion.

The hypocrisy of Turkish government reached zenith when the claimed that the border is open and for humanitarian reasons they created camps on Syrian side. This is a lie. UN charter does not sanction organizing a refugee camp on foreign soil unless appropriate UNSC resolution is passed and/or legitimate government allows that.

The truth is that Turks closed the border to prevent ISIL and ANF fighters and their families from fleeing to Turkey without an order from terrorist leadership. It looks like Baghdadi now is issuing Turkish visas for his fighters.

The clear signs of panic spread among terrorists , being cut off from money and supplies and hence they moved toward the Turkish border buffer for more weaponry and to regroup, and take new defensive positions within 35 miles of the border covered by Turkish long-range of MRLS and artillery, and to perhaps be able call in Turkish air strikes as well as to enable training in advanced weaponry just across the border. But many ISIL fighter may be thinking about one thing namely to quit the war all together and to run off abroad with their family, slaves and money to mother Turkey or Europe to avoid Syrian justice.

What is important to mention in this context is that many of small, terrorist or tribal groups consisting of Syrian citizen, are turning against ISIL or ANF and declaring themselves moderate to avoid Russian pounding and then switch completely sides and join SAA as a part of general amnesty, a welcome addition to SAA military effort by a war trained former terrorists.

Those developments show highly effective Russian school of extreme pragmatism in fighting a war against terrorists.

As I expected the Geneva talks have been suspended or actually cancelled since in contrast to western and eastern propaganda no one at this point has any interest to truly stop fighting and everyone still thinks that they can win. Hence, we must prepare for further push from Russian coalition and the same strong escalation from US allied terrorist sponsors including even invasion of Syria and declaration of “liberated zone” to allow ISIL and ANF to regroup and strengthen. As they see it now, the only alternative is to surrender to Russians and Assad, at this time an idea inconceivable to Washington neocons sitting in their cushy chairs but brutally real choice for Pentagon generals.

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POLITICAL MOSAIC OF SYRIAN WAR: Part V. RUSSIA & IRAN.

One cannot truly address Iranian role in the Syrian war and widely in the Middle East without talking about successful overthrowing of democratically elected government of Mosaddegh by CIA in 1953 and installation of a dictatorial puppet regime eventually ran by questionable character such as Reza Pahlavi a CIA asset himself, a feudal, artificial, postcolonial outgrowth of Iranian political stage.

Instead of secular nation-state with functioning democratic institutions, massive educational and health care programs covering all the Iranians financed via nationalization of natural resources, oil and gas, as well as state control of basic material industries in order to increase standard of living and steady economic and cultural modernization of rural areas away from neo-feudal social order dictated by Islamic religion, Iranians got dictatorship, pomposity, opulence, greed and narcissism of the royal court of a Shah of Iran building Potemkin villages of abundance and western commercial culture while pushing most of population into abyss of economic depression and using CIA trained death squads brutally suppressing mostly leftist secular political opposition and religious political enemies some of who were allowed to “emigrate” to Europe or US.

But in late 1970-ties after years of oil embargo imposed by OPEC on the US (Iran is a member), relationship with Washington went cold and W.H. grew weary of excesses of opulence and brutality that did not look good in context of Washington propaganda campaign about economic egalitarianism and human rights aimed against Soviets.

On the other hand Pahlavi and his court grew restless watching their US invested wealth evaporated after 1973 stock market collapse and collapse of dollar after dropping gold parity value and therefore seriously mistrusted their Washington handlers.

In 1979 Iranian middle class of royal courtiers as well as Washington wanted him out as much as political left did waiting for a chance to return to democratic rule of early fifties and re-nationalize natural resources to lift economy from oil embargo induced economic depression.

The US elites themselves were wiling to let go of shah while preserving another democratic looking puppet regime including friendly clerics who would escalate religious fervor to suppress the leftist or Marxist revolutionary movements considered as bigger threat in comparison to benign Muslims extremists already installed in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.

The Shah of Iran was not overthrown by Islamic revolution but by a left-center lead secular nationalist revolution demanding return to fully democratic rule from times of Mosaddegh.

Unfortunately, the original revolution was hijacked by misguided US and western (British and French) support of Islamic revolution, thought to be more friendly to western economic interests in Iran.

Against what contemporary US propaganda wanted to posit, occupation of the US embassy in Tehran by leftist Iranian students (also religious) was a deliberate political ploy of the left (not Islamists) to assure that new revolutionary Iranian government turns away from US protectorate and/or be rejected by the Washington for reasons of saving face after such a humiliation.

It was CIA support for Iranian clerics and Islamic Shia extremist that doomed true democratic revolution of 1979 and pushed politically diverse Iran into nightmare of another totalitarian regime of Islamic republic.

The Iranian clerics and Islamic revolutionary guard while reluctantly spewed anti-American rhetoric to please the mob, clandestinely cooperated with CIA and President-elect R. Reagan campaign to release US hostages and secure defeat of the leftist movements via massive arrest and executions of the communists, socialists, social –democrats and others what was met with deafening silence in the western media and was widely reported in the Soviet union and eastern Europe.

It was the US involvement in overthrowing of Pahlavi secular regime as well as leftist revolution that immediately followed using Shia sectarians political forces that prompted Soviets to intervene in Afghanistan on an invitation of the legitimate Afghan government just six months after J. Carter national security advisor Z.Brzezinski declared US support for some civil engineer, a citizen of US ally named Bin Laden to lead political and military outfit of radical Islamists, Wahhabi mercenaries tasked with destruction of schools and universities, hospitals and training of Afghan/Pakistani Pashtun tribes as Jihadists and providing military supplies to wage war against Afghan secular government.

In Iran as well as in Afghanistan US always stand on a side of backward, medieval regimes, against human rights and specially against women rights, against freedom of religious affiliation, against political pluralism, against economic development base on sovereign rights to natural resources and against any form of sectarian/ethnic peace, wiping out their imperial boots with a democratic rhetoric when convenient.

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POLITICAL MOSAIC OF SYRIAN WAR: Part IV. EUROPE, US & ISRAEL.

After, what professor E. Weber called a Thirty Year World War of 20th century 1914-1945, British empire was no more and other European colonial powers were in a process of unwinding, shrinking and loosing their importance and prestige on the world stage, although their uninformed hubris, extended their agony some twenty years afterward when they received final blow to their imperial egos by being defeated by half naked natives of their colonies in Indochina and Africa such as it was a case of France, Dutch, Portugal, Belgium and others.

The Europe was in ruin and the only true victor of the whole killing orgy was the United States, getting out of the deep economic depression by massive military spending and development of the massive industry manned with bought or kidnapped European technical elite and funded by mountains of gold extorted from former European colonial masters for never delivered “protection” of their colonial interests.

America took it all; every aspect of European political, economic, cultural and social life became a subject of an American command and control structure run from headquarters of American supreme commanders of continental battle theater.

They did it not only to recover profits of all the Wall Street pre-war investments in productive assets of western Europe including investments in war industries of Germany and Italy but most of all to prepare for continuation of the world war aimed at defeating last remaining enemies of global capital namely communists of Russia and China applying their newly acquired and tested in Japan nuclear bombs they planned to drop on over 600 Soviet and Chinese cities before decade was concluded.

But there was one slight complication, namely through infighting among various US commanders representing various Wall Street houses and US political factions, mismanagement, fraud, ignorance and pure cowardice, somehow, after wonderfully depicted in media absolute victory over Nazism, half of old Europe fell under Soviet control and western colonial forces have been mostly defeated in Asia.

After WWII all of the political forces in Europe with agendas even vaguely compatible with US ideological doctrines turned out to be staunch supporters and collaborators of Nazi Germany in the same way as US were openly friendly with Nazis between 1939 and 1942. The only forces that consistently spoke and acted against Nazism and the war were leftists and communists. The European population still unaware of plans, US liberators have in store for them, demanded democracy and imprisonment for those who were responsible for this devastating, senseless war, by voting communists and socialists up and down European countries’ elections, including Italy, France and leftist or worker/labor party in Britain, and elsewhere in Europe.

Those expressions of European democratic aspirations were met by government bullets on the streets and flooding striking miners, with thousands dead or injured and hundreds of thousand of former anti-Nazi underground fighters, political activists and their families who became forgotten refugees from razed mining/heavy industry, towns by allied tanks and heavy artillery bombardments  in France in and Belgium 1946-1948, fleeing behind the iron curtain to Eastern Europe fearing for their lives. It was a carnage perpetrated on orders of US supreme commanders instructed by Washington political regime.

After that it was abundantly clear that US will not tolerate anything like sovereignty or independence of the Western Europe and was ready to use brutal force as well as some bizarre political shams or politically discriminatory laws as a democratic facade of their vicious authoritarian control of European continent as millions starving, dying Germans and other citizen of US “allied” states experienced first hand in late 1940-ties.

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POLITICAL MOSAIC OF SYRIAN WAR: Part III. Saudi Arabia & GCC.

The name of the game is conflicting interests of all the players. No two countries have the same goals in precise terms while generally most support some vague, meaningless ideas open to broad interpretation and varying claims.

Before we try to understand what Saudi Arabia intentions are in Syrian peace negotiations’ context we have to understand from where they are coming from.

The so-called Saudi Royal Elite, described by last legitimate Caliph as a band of petty desert thieves and robbers of the camel caravans, killers of faithful Muslims on their way to Mecca for pilgrimage, was a direct product of a colonial conquest by failing British empire in late XIX century aimed to dislodge Turkish dominance and to break down the Ottoman empire.

When after disintegration of Ottoman Empire in 1918, this frail and politically insignificant group of criminals, on the payroll on British intelligence, was officially assigned by British imperial power a role of guardians of two top holly sites of Islam i.e. Mecca and Medina, there was an uproar in the Muslim world especially since those new guardians of faith were not even classified as Muslims, but a heretical sect, a cult limited in its influence only to Wahhabis, Arabian desert tribes.

Not until huge reservoirs of crude oil were discovered underneath  Arabian desert in 1920-ties, this puny family of gangsters gained any importance on world political stage in a context of collapsing British imperial plans for MENA and even more when many years later an enormous wave of anti-colonial rebellions and people revolutions swept the world, destroyed old colonial order and transformed it into a cold war confrontation playground between two superpowers and their imperial hubris.

Unable to hold on to their colonies, British and other colonial powers frantically were trying to divide their colonies into some relatively weak, politically and religiously conflicted, easy to control regions and attempted to install Middle East puppet regimes in a form of fake Royalties, colonial collaborators or intelligence agents elevated to Royal class via edicts of British in ME and other European royalty elsewhere in Africa. An hence Saudi Arabia as well as other GCC fiefdoms were created, a colonial propaganda constructs, strictly controlled and financed by British and later by American imperial powers that became the only guarantors of their political and religious legitimacy as separate statelets.

In contrast to the GCC countries, this national “independence” charade did not work for long in other former British and French colonies of Iraq and Syria, Lebanon and Palestine, Egypt, etc., where Soviet trained political cadres of the populists, anti-colonial revolutionaries in late 1940-ties to 1960-ties overthrew those puppet regimes and/or former colonial powers and pushed for unifying ideology of Secular Arab Nationalism, with strong political and economic support of Soviets and that included Soviet push for establishment of socialistic Jewish state of Israel, as a misguided anti-colonial effort which conflicted with anti-colonial struggle of Palestinians and became an immediate cause of acute post-colonial conflict in the ME against original Soviet intentions.

Things got even worse when, after 1966, Israeli Yiddish leadership under pressure from US Jewish Diaspora, (perhaps) “turncoated” on the Soviets and was allowed to abandon Socialist, Zionist roots and turned into sectarian, capitalist regime it is today. In a way Israel first fell victim of “Jewish Spring-like” American subversion in order to get Israel under US imperial umbrella together with other sectarian desert thieves of GCC, a company where Jewish people did not belong.

All those developments further stabilized Saudi regime and made it indispensable in the US foreign political propaganda in a new global geopolitical context. Saudis became not only important strategic ally but a guardian of US economic power base depended on the ME oil when US oil production was programmatically declined.

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POLITICAL MOSAIC OF SYRIAN WAR: Part II. Turkey.

The name of the game are conflicting interests of all players. No two countries have the same goals in precise terms while generally support some vague, mostly meaningless ideas open to broad interpretation.

There are just few ideas that the players may have.

Before Erdogan and his politics and policies of crawling Islamism i.e. subversion of the Turkey neutrality (abandoned what Turkey entered NATO) and secular constitution adopted since days of Ataturk, took shape, Turkey was a reliable US puppet, that effectively, at least in Washington eyes, fought all Turkish opponents of the US imperial project. From religious Christian right to extreme Islamist movements to leftist ethnic Turks as well as the Kurds from Kurdistan Workers Party, all have been attacked and significantly impaired in their political agility.

Such an arrangement was convenient for Turkish secularists, mainstream political parties as for US imperialists since all emphasized importance of the Turkish army as explicitly constitutionally obliged to defend the constitution and conveniently southern flank of NATO.

Erdogan and his Islamists in Armani suits understood, just by reading history of their country, that a violent mass uprising, first would not garner enough support out right due to acute internal divisions and second, as was a case with leftist or Kurdish uprisings, largest army in NATO, except for US* is well prepared to suppress the rebellion, all within constitutional prerogatives, all legal in the eyes of their US puppet master.

Therefore, he turned to an organic work, taking decades long look and started spreading ideologies of Islamism in social context from bottom up, building organizational foundations, charities and other social support institutions, in Turkey and elsewhere in MENA in order to establish Islamic constituency ready to take power via so-called democratic means.

It was a path similar to Hamas in Palestine that grew out of religious teachings through social services into political realm not as extreme but a relatively moderate Islamist political force, and hence drew Israeli fury in contrast to al-Qaeda which Israeli condemnation were politically and militarily mute.

The slow but steady progress of Erdogan and his party taking over dictatorial power within Turkey, ripping the rewards of pre-2008 EM economic bubble and relatively small slump afterwards, despite few flukes such refusal participation war in the Iraq war in 2003 while making money out of it, was mostly ignored by Washington, although personal relationship with US government and US politicians were going slowly sour.

The open diplomatic conflict with previously friendly Israel over an act of open sea piracy and murder by Israeli navy of a “Freedom Flotilla” aimed on breaking illegal naval blockade of Gaza, as well as warming up Turkish relations with Russia and Iran made even neocons uneasy about Erdogan and his clique.

When in early 2011 CIA “Arab Spring” operation commenced Erdogan knew what it was all about namely removing secular political framework from MENA countries, destroying secular social institutions and bringing back sectarian rulers, like himself, accepting direct US protectorate of their vassal states not unlike to relationship of those very countries with Roman Empire some 2000 years ago.

An hence he quickly offered help for money, in destabilizing its closes secular government, namely Assad regime in Syria, especially that he had his own secret plans regarding this region, namely rebuilding a local ottoman empire under US geopolitical umbrella, counting on US being a friend to all the extremists, Islamic or not, and staunched foe to ideas of egalitarianism and secularism in the MENA, as history has shown.

But in first years of the “Arab Spring” Turkey has proven itself to be inefficient and having very little influence on the ground, much less than they promised to Washington neocons and, as it was later discovered, most of their early efforts after 2011 was to make money of the war by trading oil and transiting Saudis, GCC states’ money and military supplies through Turkey to ISIL, a creation of CIA out of inefficiency of Saudi/GCC sponsored al-Qaeda & affiliates in Syria.

Erdogan was scolded in Washington for not delivering Assad on a plate even aftre he was accused of chemical weapon attacks, turned a false flag operations of Turkish intelligence, and behold articles about Erdogan imperial ambitions started to show up in NYT and elsewhere online.

The US DOS unhappy with Erdogan judged him too ambitious and too independent for their liking wanted him out via guess-what method of “Turkish Spring” and to spring him out of office via releasing to public shady dealings audios excerpts of himself and his family profiteering of the war, hiding gold in their relatives homes etc., just before elections, which sparked Erdogan anger and threats to close twitter and Facebook and other ranting while massively jailing journalist and cartoonists with differing sense of humor.

This lengthy introduction I consider important to realize that Erdogan, not as much as Turkey as a country, has his own however delusional political agenda which is unstable, erratic, driven by varying emotional states, lashing out against anyone and everyone who is trying to wake him up from a torpor of his own illusions of grandeur.

So what are Turkish aims and plans in this war long-term?

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POLITICAL MOSAIC OF SYRIAN WAR: Part I. Kurds and Assad regime.

The name of the game around the Syrian War is a mosaic of intertwined, conflicting interests of all political players. No two countries or political groups have the same goal in precise terms while generally many support some vague, mostly meaningless ideas about how to end the conflict open to broad interpretation, often tailored to particular benefit of one side or another.

There are specific ideas that political players in the conflict have. I will try to define them in a series of posts on this blog. Today I ask: What are interests and political objectives of Kurds and the Assad regime in context of this war ?

The Kurds are politically divided. The Iraqi Kurds and the KRG, US puppet regime run by a Barzani clan rather than a political formation, want to increase their influence and oil rich territory in Iraq while continuing profitable oil trade with Turkey on their own with no Baghdad’s control or involvement. This attitude of this CIA infiltrated Iraqi-Kurd leadership is an obvious betrayal of Kurdish independent movement that sees Turkey as an enemy number one.

In contrast Syrian Kurds are looking to gain internationally recognized strong autonomy within Syria, which could become, upon Turkey disintegration, a seed of Kurdistan independent state, with its independent security forces and independent civic institutions and relatively independent economy within the some kind of federal framework of future Syrian Federation. They are much more interested in supporting Kurds and their political strive in Turkey, support that corrupted US backed Iraqi Kurds failed to provide.

As they successfully did with KRG and Peshmerga, a Barzani Clan Militia in Iraq, the US became interested in taking over YPG and Syrian Kurdish leadership of PYD, in an attempt to corrupt/control them as well in order to calm down of some of Turkish well-founded fears about highly trained YPG under command of PYD sister party of PKK at Turkish borders.

Facing with annihilation just 18 months ago, YPG temporary and seemingly accepted the US air support in fighting ISIL, and tolerate some US boots on the ground, in Kurdish areas but this marriage of convenience cannot last and is politically so fragile that could be broken on a moment notice. And as soon as ISIL is substantially weaken or defeated, US Special Forces, illegally operating on Syrian soil, will quickly be forced out under any pretext of Syrian national sovereignty or something else.

It is important to note that PYD shares the political program with PKK (Kurdish Workers Party) which is based on Marxism-Leninism, not something look favorably in Washington, nor makes PYD leadership a believer in benevolence of US neocons and possibility of any long-term alliance or friendship with the US Imperial power, they swear to defeat as a matter of policy of Worker’s International.

Again, US wet dream of doing the same with Syrian Kurds as with they did with Iraqi Kurds is bound to fail, first of all because the situation in Syrian is diametrically different.

Back then, in 1990-ties US provided the only possible protection against still strong Saddam Hussein army for the Iraqi-Kurdish forces under CIA control while now in Syria, Assad is much weaker and already conceded strong Kurdish autonomy and local self-rule, facing the fact of infeasibility of enforcement of his political reign over Kurds for many years after the war.

However, he demanded Syrian territorial integrity, and Damascus veto in the Syrian defense and international relations being respected by Kurds. Both sides are considering Turkey as being common enemy and a threat to their particular interests and both would do anything possible to find a compromise, with Turkey on a losing side. They have no illusions that, for global geopolitical reasons, the US ultimately will support Turkey and hence the PYD political/military embrace of US is treated as temporary and tactical measure.

On the other hand, Kurds refuse to be involved in military plans of Damascus beyond traditional Kurdish territories and wisely trying to avoid even more dire complications, such as encroachment on ethnic Arab, Yezidis or Assyrian or even Turkmen lands that could result in disturbing Syrian/Iraq ethnic mosaic even more than it already has been.

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CUI BONO? Refugee Crisis In Europe.

What I wrote on this blog just few days ago, about few hundreds of thousands of illegitimate so-called Syrian refugees, who actually were trying to escape responsibility for their crimes or moral transgressions they committed in Syria during the war  is true and I am talking here not only about crimes of terrorism but criminal offences devoid of political motivations.

However, I categorically reject wholesale branding of all over two millions of Syrian/MENA [Middle East & North Africa] refugees who arrived in Europe in last 18 months as terrorists, criminals or disingenuous people seeking economic fortune in the midst of national tragedy. The majority of them are not.

I cannot accept an intellectual trap of discussing dire refugee situation as generally Islam having anything to do with people’s particular behavior, like Christianity having nothing to do with certain behavior of Christians, although in blogosphere and MSM many are peddling equivalence between being vs. acting. The whole issue is much more complicated, impossible to address in two-minute segment on TV and even very difficult to fully address its complexity in the web format.

But the fact is following. People who are living in MENA countries including Christians are fed up with the western financed faux political extremists who destroyed their countries and hijacked a religion (Islam or whatever) for propaganda purposes. However, they also are reluctant to support American and European culture, correctly judged as shallow, decadent, deeply corrupt and immoral.

Hence many MENA citizen and European and US immigrants from the area stay on sidelines, often confused, being forcefully confronted to make a choice between two evils. That’s why entire silent, moderate political and cultural center, that still remains in MENA countries is being often accused by opponents of a tacit support for murderous freaks who are an insult to Islamic as well as Christian religion and any culture.

On the other hand, so-called MENA regional culture, dominated by Islam or not, has elements diametrically or even shockingly different from that of a modern Western Tradition.

The women rights issue, gender discrimination embedded in the culture and often in the law, gender specific, divided responsibility of raising children, social caste exploitation, honor killings, arranged marriages, corporal punishment in social and legal framework and other disparities of cultures, are some of very acute exemptions from overall commonality and sharing of universal cultural and family values respected across the world as much as in MENA countries. This is not to say that modern European culture and customs are in any way morally superior to that of MENA countries, since no objective measure of such superiority can even exists.

In fact many of cultural practices accepted in the modern Western Tradition, meet resistance of most MENA communities.

What they call neoliberal westernization i.e. divisions and partitions of families, socially accepted greed, lust and vice, rampant individualism and hedonism, acceptance of shallow commercial narcissistic culture that rejects traditional values of unity, solidarity, caring and sharing responsibility for family and community as well as diminishing of small family businesses as a national economic foundation are being fiercely resisted in MENA.

It is this rational resistance that is being hijacked by political demagogues under guise of an attack on religion, which it is not.

It is only understandable that these were exactly those MENA regimes under US imperial assault, that attempted to slowly mitigate disparity of variety of Middle Eastern cultures and religions, including Judaism, under a theme of Secular Arab Nationalism.

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Over Three Months Past: Did We Learn More About Why Russians Intervened Syria.

Not much more than what I wrote just three months ago. The anti-Russian propaganda keeps steady, inciting schizophrenic narratives of Russian rogue state threatening to world peace, an aggressor not to be trusted or treated equally on the world stage while tacitly recognizing positive and critical role of Russia in sustaining of the world order. However ineffective sanctions stayed unchanged for propaganda purposes alone and calls for more independent from US, balanced EU-Russia relations, are still left unheeded while arms race on both sides escalated to levels unheard of since 1990. The one thing we have learned that what ever Russian modest aims, they deliver on their promises so far. So let’s examine once again;

Why Russians Came?

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MSM DISCOVERY: Russian Military Strategy In Syria is a Success.

Although it was always logical course of action, Russian intervention in Syria mostly designed as directed close air support for Syrian Arab Army turned out to be very successful, exceeding expectations, due to efficient Russian war machine, weapons supplies to SAA and Syrian air force but mostly due to increased morale of Assad army followed by massively increased on recruitment into national defense units that aimed to move onto liberated areas and establish law and order and perform smaller operations against remaining terrorist hold outs as well as Assad policy of unconditional general amnesty for Syrian citizen fighting against the government who want to lay arms and admit their role in the war. Citizen of other countries including Europeans are held in prisons or executed if they are found guilty of killing civilians.

One observation however that is striking if we compare US military tactics against terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan in rural and urban areas versus those of Russians, informed by war in Chechnya.

While first Chechnya war under Yeltzin was a unqualified disaster, the second Chechnya war fought effectively under Putin was a success due to one fundamental and later commonly element of Russian tactics on military as well as on political front i.e. making deals with the local political, religious power centers on the ground that would constitute unified force against terrorists with total political, diplomatic, humanitarian, logistical, weapons supply and close air supports provided by Russians, a war tactics brilliantly implemented in Syria so far.

The understanding that any war is first of all war to win hearts and minds of supporters of the enemy has been a benchmark of Russian overall strategy applied extremely well in case of Syria and hence most of world public opinion if not supporting Russians at least understand the motivations of Russian intervention as likely solution to immediate humanitarian crisis of war. Something that US imperial hubris shrieks about and flatly refuses even to acknowledge.
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EUROPE: Who are those Syrian War Refugees?

It was very instructive to review dozens testimonies and other sources posted by Syrian refugees describing ordeal they went through to get to Europe. They were disturbing in less measure due to pain and suffering they endured but rather due to peculiar circumstances they were “forced” to flee the battle zones across Syria.

But first one must realize the scope of the refuge crisis. In total about 10 million people have been displaced due to Syrian war, more than half of the pre-conflict population. From that about two millions moved to Turkey, 400k to Jordan, 200k to Iraqi Kurdistan, 1.2 million to Lebanon and 300k elsewhere and over 6 millions of Syrian citizen were internally displaced due to war. This percentage wise displacement of masses of population is comparable to WWII in Europe. These staggering numbers are only approximate but give us an insight about the scope of the carnage.

The war map of Syrian conflict is complicated enough, however some basic trends of the forced human migration are clearly seen. First let’s look at what military movements and whose military movements instigated waves massive human exodus to develop, and where those refugees went and why. So one can see clearly the nature of the conflict or whether or not it was civil war, a division of society that turned into political and military strive or it was something else like invasion or attempt to coup d’etat or regime change.

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WHAT WAR IS THIS? Because, it is not Syrian War anymore.

What is a war anyway. At what intensity or character of violence and intimidation, rape, torture, theft protection and extortion rackets, political suppression raises to the level we call war. Is the pain any different if inflicted by a blunt object, sharp object or a bullet or shrapnel.

Shooting arrows, pouring hot oil over people, beating up with clubs senseless to death few centuries ago was called a professional war. So what are we really talking about?

Or may be we got it wrong. Maybe the war is a just a state of mind when we alienate ourselves from society at large, deny humanity of others, called enemies, while as I posited on this blog numerous times we indulge ourselves in an apocalyptic desperation of inevitability of war, we accept as rational and consequently submitting ourselves to disembodiment from entire human race. It seems to me that full spectrum of violence is just a representation of our mental state, a kind of psychotic rant amplified by mostly irrational, exaggerated fear of death or loss of “propaganda values” we clinch to.

If this is so almost whole world is engulfed in war right now. Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Turkey Yemen, Bahrain, Somalia, Egypt, Libya, West Africa, Chad, Nigeria, Liberia, Kenya, Congo, Angola, South Africa, Ukraine, Russia, Chechnya, Dagistan, Western/central Europe, Venezuela Argentina, Brazil, central America and Mexico, Western China, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Burma, Thailand, Koreas, Japan, Australia, Canada and yes the US itself and I am sure I missed a lot places where war rages on the street and/or in human hearts. I wonder where is love and peace in this world?

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SYRIAN WAR SOCIO-POLITICS: Realism vs. Hope.

I found a post entitled “Week Thirteen of the Russian Intervention in Syria: Debunking The Lies” By The Saker recently published on ICH, to be very valuable in putting into proper perspective a role of Russia in this conflict, her political motivation, and impact of direct Russian military intervention on the geopolitical situation in Syria and greater Middle East in the context of some sensible objectives achievable militarily and politically by Russian engagement.

I like Saker’s realism and I agree that the war itself is far from over or any decisive breakthrough on the ground but he seems to ignore special weight of political equation that Russian intervention substantially changed. What I mean is that Russians “hope” or plan for political solution and/or military circumstances, short of unlikely “overwhelming” victory in the battlefield where the war would no longer need to be fought and that would be an ultimate accomplishment of the wider political objective of the very limited intervention, embarked upon ultimately to stop the war.

Why would it be even possible considering fanatical Islamists and their equally fanatical and despotic sponsors? Because, in contrast to all the MSM propaganda, there was never civil war in Syria driven by deep internal conflicts although they exist . Instead, it was a clandestine foreign invasion organized by CIA assets positioned within in Assad regime and hence, beside misguided and desperate Islamic youth from Europe and MENA there are mostly foreign mercenaries of US-Turkey-Saudi alliance who fight for money and/or fame.

Syrians no longer want to fight for foreign terrorists except when threatened or coerced. True 2011 Syrian “revolutionaries” who believed in change, no longer see beauty into which all those ugly hills of war, misery and dark death suppose to dissolve and instead are eking for return of, however unsatisfactory, social order of the past.

Already over 50% of European volunteers of ISIL fled or were killed facing reality of senseless death in the God forsaken desperate land for benefit of corrupted commanders who are more interested in sex slaves than teachings of Mohamed or a global Caliphate BS, violating very basic canons of Islam while claiming religious authority.

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MEDIA QUAGMIRE: Desperate Search for its Relevance to Power.

The western MSM propaganda seems to shifting their aimless search for coherent narrative missing from their Government and corporate handlers’ daily editorial dictatorship lately. After hard core facts, such a Baghdadi convalescing in military hospital in Ankara and other higher commanders of ISIL enjoying vacation in Antalya and Istanbul, paid by stolen Syrian oil etc., could not be ignored or hold back and frantic phone calls or messages were not returned, they panicked, they realized that they are being set up to do horrible and extremely dangerous, in the MSM deed, namely to express their own rational opinion which, as a matter of survival in their Orwellian world of media, have been completely suppressed. And set up they were.

To cover their asses though, they made sure that narratives that were about to be proliferated are coming not from the Media bosses who conveniently took off but as a opportunity of a lifetime for an innocent interns, who fortunately often intellectually exceed their bosses prowess trained like monkeys not to think for decades.

And hence we are having this schizophrenic narrative about Syrian war self-intertwined within fabric of daily media delusions supported by incoherent utterances of the PR or other government stooges.

Such narratives include assertion that Russians failed in Syria (after only three months), did not defeated any terrorists, except for peace loving moderate opposition and civilians while Russian military specialized in bombing hospitals and houses and now they are facing quagmire, stuck in the mud of Syria with their entire army unable to pullout and in the process destroying Russian economy without any chance to succeed but prolonging agony of nationally hated Assad regime.

In the same time MSM wants us to think that Turkey and Saudi Arabia, step parents of ISIL, feeding the beast with their green teats are scolded by the US for not doing enough killing of Assad army and Christians in Syria and but instead killing Yemenis and Kurds in Turkey while Washington demanding that they kill more whoever they are currently killing.

All that intertwined with a narrative of US recent one and a half month campaign of “awakening” from fifteen month torpor, bombing who knows what and who, (and that’s what US Congress finally wants to know as well) now running 5 sorties a day in Syria, are an unqualified success, taking credit all the Russian over four thousands operations (using Russian aerial videos to prove it) against ISIL and others and repeat the mantra of ISIL about being contained within months hence now is a time for cease fire (also with al-Qaida!!!) and political settlement i.e. a ticket for Assad departure presumably to Moscow. In other worlds, we (US) won, Russia lost and now we are waiting for surrender of Syria and Russia through so-called Geneva-Vienna fairy tale “negotiation” that Russians desperately plead with US to engage in.

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SYRIAN WAR 2015: What a Difference a Year Makes. Not Much.

The year 2015 ended, passed into history so lets see what year it was like for Syrian people defending their country against western aggression.

In one word it was horrible, with perhaps a light in the tunnel visible for a first time or may be not. In 2015 alone about fifty thousands dead and wounded on both sides including approximately fifteen thousand civilians we should not forget about, mountains of corpses young men women and children silent witnesses to what the war is all about regardless of the political religious or ideological nonsense we may be hearing or whatever noble cause of all those deaths and suffering we may be assigned by cowardly politicians.

No. However, it may sound insensitive, unfortunately, in contrary to the feelings of victims’ family members, seeking grand, divine purpose, reconciliation and deeper meaning of their loss in religious or patriotic realm, all those deaths were simply senseless and futile in achieving of any, however desired, end on both sides of the conflict whether in Damascus or Paris. It is survival that matters. Only people untainted by the war, can end it.

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DAESH: Islamic State of Disintegration.

Again Russian canons of war applied to seemingly irrational fanatical terrorists proved effective again. The local cease fire or evacuation deals that are part of the Russian war tactics adopted by SAA paid off handsomely, so by now about half of the territory taken back from terrorists by SAA and allies were gained via some deals between local commanders in the field bypassing the higher command, and in the process saved lives of many terrorists and introduced confusion and mistrust among different factions or even among ISIL commanders, some of who were recently beheaded because of deals they made with SAA or even Russians to save their groups from instant annihilation. With Baghdadi injured, convalescing in Ankara, the true picture of unified ISIL command is foggy at best and at worset already disintegrated into local fronts where commanders had to make deals will everybody to maintain their logistical supplies, weapons and money to pay the terrorists. Many of groups that previously attached themselves to ISIL lured by their money and Western connections for weapon supplies now deserted the ISIL and declared themselves as moderate, even making deals with Russians not to be bombed as long as they would not attack SAA.

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WAR OF THE WORDS: Part One.

The first casualty of a war is truth. This well know truism however, it obfuscates the real truth that the war is a lie. In its core there is a Hegelian assumption about “Total War” which means all out assault on everything that enemy wants, needs or cares or think positively about, anything that could be, even tangentially, useful or beneficial in short or long term, or even neutral, non-threatening to a perceived enemy.

Since it is Total War, it is not limited to the material things or human beings who could support war effort in any even minute ways but increasingly to ideas, cultural heritage, spirituality, religion and other social constructs such as morality, dignity and what Orwell skillfully described as weaponizing of language (newspeak) and conceptual meaning of words and subjugate it to the aims of total war.

Almost all wars are Total Wars, wars made seemingly rational via apocalyptic character of their motivations, apocalyptic religious or ideological character that presents itself as an absurd, irreconcilable conundrum, unsolvable moral dilemma, logical dead end, for otherwise peaceful people, all to pretend that the war itself is the only rational providence, relieving people from horrible burden of making faithful decision and releases them from responsibility for the path they chose. People in a mode of automaton, driven by weird amalgamate of Rousseau naturalism and Voltaire rationalism succumb to a war fever as the only simple and effective remedy for a leaders’ concocted existential threat, a logical singularity that nobody can feel or understand. The truth is that war is never a solution to anything.

Syrian war is no different. It’s total. On all sides it is presented as war between good and evil, about existential strive, with no hope of reconciliation unless morally reprehensible enemy is destroyed and all human, cultural, religious, economic, political traces of enemy erased from the face of the earth.

You pick whom I am talking about.

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DECONSTRUCTING PUTIN.

As a man in charge of a nation Putin epitomizes Russian history, culture and soul informed by echoes of old imperial hubris and state chauvinism. Russian empire was not a nation, it was first of all a state that held or strangled if you will, the society in a Byzantine style of perpetual, bloody revolution within ruling elite, in western terms a form of political process. The winner, who remained alive after struggle for power, became entitled to set (not negotiate) the rules of new social contract with his subjects, however harsh or cruel the rules may be he appointed himself a guardian of social order against abuses of Russian aristocrats, oligarchs, clergy and foreign powers.

In Russian political tradition one does not call for change of leadership who do not measure up to expectations, however, one calls for leadership to change their actions or attitudes so original social contract imposed by the power is respected. So in this sense power is vast but not absolute. The notion of gravity and poise of leadership, a requirement of father-like figure of tough but just ruler, is the foundation of government power base within population, not lies, empty promises or catering to particular interest or gain of particular political formation as within western democratic tradition.

In a sense, Russian state political tradition is morally authoritarian and constitutes the glue that holds the nation together.

The Russian leader takes ALL the power and ALL the responsibility for the nation very seriously, at least in minds of Russian people, otherwise looses legitimacy.

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MEDIA TERRORLAND: Political Posturing and Confusion.

From whatever sources people getting their daily news fix about Russia, Syria, or Middle East they might have noticed quite disturbing trend. The previous longer term ideological dedication of editorial opinion to certain consistent, rational, however misguided political agenda of those controlling whatever is being published in any given media outlet and meticulous care of maintaining the steady dependable perspective on incoming series of political events, is no longer practiced.

The confusion seems to reign supreme in today’s world of grotesque scale, globally conglomerated media, segmented audience into razor thin slices of special interests promoting shameful peddlers of every financial, economic, political and cultural perversion and abomination within society of so-called consumers of news, or human robots waiting for daily programming, affirmation of the their own sick notions of reality. The war in Syria is a case in point.

Now, consistence, dependability and reliance on the underlying “morality based politics” supporting interest of a certain dependency structures as a propaganda method for maintaining population support within extremely partitioned society has been reduced in duration from years, months to days, hours leaving loyal propagandists bewildered with no daily guidance, perplexed with ridiculous official reports coming from halls of power and transmitted to their disciples by more and more incoherent stooges who often have to eat their words before their farcical briefings are over. But is it just confusion or something else?

Can it be just by mistake that repeated contradictory statements are often made about meetings between Russia and the US while common communiqués are not issued? What propaganda purposes does this apparent political confusion serve?

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WHY? Absurdity of War.

Syrian war like any war is an absurd if we believe lies that are being spread around media as facts. If one removes himself/herself from the emotional stance, rooting for a side of a of original victim, whoever propaganda we chose leads us to believe is, then it is so clear and obvious that war is completely chaotic endeavor, with changing military goals, loyalties, and principles and political objectives daily.

It is old saying that we always prepare to fight previous war and never see what future war will be all about. Such a statement is very profound and true in many dimensions.

First of all it is true that we are sowing seeds of future wars during the so-called peace times, what are at best pause times between wars, via cultivating heroes of the so-called patriotic wars, wars of liberations, wars of religious or ideological tribute, a pure propaganda constructs to make us pay into a protection/ extortion racket run by the ruling elites.

Moreover, the wars are creations of the ruling elites and stem from conflicting interests among elites that could not be resolved via profitable intellectual endeavor. The fundamental reasons that when unresolved notoriously causes wars are often capricious claims over property or rights to exploitation of the population. Hence the true reason for the war cannot be divulged to population who suppose to die for a petty little personality squabbles that mean nothing.

Time and again, pain and suffering is forced upon people as a result of adolescent insecurities of the leaders blown beyond proportions just to assert mental or intellectual domination, righteousness or narcissistic drive for infallibility.

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IN SEARCH FOR PEACE: Who are the “Fanatical” Terrorists of ISIL and al-Qaeda affiliates?

If there should be any peace prospects for the people in Syria assuming that seemingly insurmountable geopolitical confrontation is somehow peacefully resolved there is no hiding the fact that no matter what, Syrian people already lost this war as a nation and a delicate balance, political compromise, a social contract set up in post colonial era of Arab nationalism has been irreparably destroyed.

There is no returning to the pre-war Syria, with Assad or without him since there is no returning to pre-war Middle East or previous geopolitical configuration no matter how desirable it may seem now.

The mountain of over quarter million of dead corpses of men, women and children stand for something, mean something and it is not good, it is not hopeful. This is something that will take generations to digest and realize in very personal ways. And hence it cannot be accomplished without resolving piling up global economic and political conflicts that may as well constitute an existential threat to whole humanity.

However strange it may sound, it seems that a fate of Syria now is surprisingly intertwined in many ways with the fate of humanity at large.

And hence it is an imperative that a new common narrative about the hell that broke loose in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East including Palestinian lands has to be found again and certain difficult questions must be honestly asked and answered to rebuild the Syrian Nation and the Middle East if it is even possible in the age of global reconfiguration.

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PUTIN’s KISS OF DEATH: Psychological Warfare of Confusion.

Recently strange even shocking statements are coming from Russian leadership even from Putin himself. Just few days ago Putin stated that Russian military forces coordinate and even collaborate with FSA and other groups against ISIL and other terrorists.

What a shock! Careful reader of this blog, and many other sources including Russian and Syrian sources however, would know damn well what Reuters seem to be flabbergasted about.

Yes, from the beginning of direct Russian involvement Russian leadership openly called for coordination or cooperation with any forces that would attack ISIL or Al-Nusra and affiliates and agree to at least temporary cease-fire with SAA.

Such a move, seemingly inconsistent with western propaganda of Russians fighting for Assad regime only, may be shocking to a western ignorant but it is written deeply into the Russian military doctrine, which they seem to execute brilliantly so far. I very briefly described it in my post:

(10/18/2015) SYRIAN WAR UPDATE: HOW WE FIGHT; RUSSIAN EDITION;

https://contrarianopinion.wordpress.com/syrian-war-update/

Syrians seem to adopt Russian military doctrine and gave local commanders wide latitude to seek cooperation or temporary cease-fire arrangements or making all kinds of deals with everyone in the battlefield for tactical reasons.

And that’s what we are experiencing in Homs now and elsewhere many times before, with temporary no-bomb agreements with smaller terrorist groups, providing Russians with bombing coordinates of ISIL command posts and weapon storage.

It would not be a surprise if some money is being exchanged to achieve local deals that enabled SAA to regroup and assault different terrorists at different points of the complicated frontline.

The Reganesque BS mantra of no negotiating with terrorists is not a way Russians do business. To the contrary one must negotiate them to death play on their fantasies of grandeur, righteousness and infallibility while exposing their greed, thuggery and weakness of their logistics and sources of support. We have to be mindful of how Roman Empire was born. Not only by a sword but via art of division and conquest step by step one enemy at a time.

This tactic pays handsomely and already stirred resentments and conflict between FSA and ISIL and even mutual military assaults and beheadings on both sides as documented on the blog and elsewhere although in many cases ISIL took over command of the FSA fighters rendering them no longer moderate. And that was precisely the goal of Russian psychological warfare that played of terrorists’ internal divisions and resentments or different sources of funding.

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ISIL: Favorite Nephews of Uncle Sam.

Never give up and you may learn something. On thing I definitely did not know about Syrian war was that among the weapons, money and ammunition in support of ISIL thugs US dropped several Armani suits as well.

Few days ago in unpublicized Syrian peace conference of the “moderate” opposition held in Saudi Arabia, few characters, Saudi citizen showed up in Armani suits with their own proposal for peace under benign reign of Islamic State.

They promised that, after beheading anyone who is not a devout Wahhabi nut, thief or murderer, peace would reign in the Caliphate. But what was more telling that it turned out to be a middle of the road, moderate proposal wholeheartedly supported by the US allies and neocon maniacs from Washington D.C., under the tentative name “Islamic Sunnistan of Iraq and Syria”. (ISIS) or “Islamic Sunnistan of Iraq and Levant”. (ISIL) with a Caliph on CIA payroll. Finally, the change we can believe in.

In a new spirit of friendship between US and Islamic Caliphate, an envoi of Baghdadi, himself convalescing in Ankara from officially a car accident by means of MiG29 bombing, offered a gift of $65k golden diamond watch for a US warmonger in chief and expressed desire of the peaceful coexistence until they get nukes and nuke the whole shit to Islamic kingdom come. But first they asked for a loan payable after nukes start flying.

Will the Nobel price winner take an olive branch from a regime of abhorrent thugs and murderers? I think he already did. He already took watch just to “avoid international embarrassment”. The Commanderess in Chief took her cut as well. Check it out by yourself in the US government gift registry.

https://www.rt.com/news/325521-isis-riyadh-syria-meetings/

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The Russian Chess Game.

After initial paralyzing shock and awe last two months can be characterized as US attempt to provoke confrontation with Russia by setting up traps, misleading propaganda or manipulation of US allies into unnecessary clashes that ultimately caused disintegration of the coalition and some former members joining in with Russians. What was the Russian answer  for those blatant provocations in familiar US bully style?

Some, as P.C. Roberts suggest that Putin is not responding aggressively enough to those provocations and somehow facilitate path to the US-Russia ultimate confrontation to be forced on Russia when her read lines are slowly crossed. In other words Russians by virtue of their weak response somehow encourage further American aggression and intimidation.

Unfortunately for the US, Russia is not playing checkers and there are no force moves in the game of chess they are playing.

I expect that Russians are thinking hard about their options, not to get drawn into the fight of American choosing since they know that decaying empire will spread stench, chaos and push for war as is uninterested in peace or negotiations.

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US: The Empire won’t strike back.

 

After reading post by the Saker: ”The Empire Strikes Back. Week Nine of the Russian Intervention in Syria” published on ICH blog*, I have my doubts if the Saker understands Russian mentality or even is up to date with Syrian war developments. As I see it, the Saker completely misread Putin even if he quoted him.

First, Putin did not care much about the downing of one old warplane in ambush which event actually help him with a pretext to expand the operation in Syria to at least three airbases and one in Iraq, not to mention it let Iranians establish two new air bases under the radar of the western media.

It was this event that gave pretext to Saudis to officially withdraw from coalition with their air force citing unmitigated threat to their warplanes, all of that after Jordan withdrew in September. And now Erdogan, citing the same reason of Russian threat, refused to fly over Syria.

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NAVAL WAR COMMENCES: NATO Navy to Block Bosphorus Strait?

Turkey, under a Russian sanction regime is continuing harassment of Russian merchant fleet, by detaining recently four vessels and cause tens of thousands of dollars of business losses, only increasing tensions already extremely high after former party associate revealed that Erdogan himself made decision to shoot down Russian warplane two weeks before Russians commenced bombing Syria. On teh topo of that

The US rhetoric dismissing Turkey role in shooting down of Russian su24M or recent invasion of Turkish armed forces in Syria and Iraq in order to secure oil smuggling routes for terrorists

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2015/12/erdogan-moves-to-annexes-mosul.html

as well as the plundering of Syria’s ancient art and national resources, bankrolling the ISIL and providing R&R for wounded ISIL terrorists in Istanbul and elsewhere in Turkey, revealed true double face of US neocon administration that, in all too familiar ways, unleashed Islamic brand of terrorism to further its imperial project of world domination. But this time ain’t gonna happen despite preaching qualities of the warmonger in chief.

All the heighten military alert throughout the Europe, NATO and in the Bosphorus strait is nothing else but aggressive move aimed to block Russian military logistical supplies, committing in the process another act of war, are all under the radar of MSM and unfortunately also are too much ignored by the independent media which see all of it in Syrian context only. It is not, it is a global war hanging on a thread and the independent media must raise this existential threat to humanity into sphere of public awareness.

This warmongering Washington regime must deescalate and abandon its insane hubris or be deposed, as a threat to US constitutional order, national security and survival of the nation. A global war is brewing and that is the fact of today not tomorrow and so far there is no effort made from the West, that is instigating all that conflict (or even from the East) to deescalate after two years of the Western political and military aggression against nuclear powers of Russia and to lesser degree China as well as brutal economic war against the rest of BRICS.

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SPECTACLE OF TERROR: Roman Wilderness of Pain.

After Colorado Springs now San Bernardino terror. The ideology of revulsion is becoming nothing but a reality show directed by minions of neo-con empire of madness and kingdom of greedy neo-liberal lunacy served by MSM daily to fast disappearing brain-dead audience decomposing on a couch.

The rights or wrongs, suffering, alienation, a question of justice, reasons, causes, human morality and solidarity all are forgotten, folded into a pack of lies of secular or religious propaganda and sold back for profit to the victims as a poison pill of absurd hatred and senseless violence against culture and society for benefit of the ruling elites.

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