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Here it comes: Syria

Old 24th Dec 2018, 15:59
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Rather simplistic and naive view of things isn't it?

Two years ago the President stated a desire to end American Military presence in all of these places and tasked the DOD and State Department to come up with effective plans to do so.

Perhaps all those adults and intellectuals you pinned your hopes on were not as capable as you thought and when the Boss saw there being either an unwillingness or inability to carry out his Strategic Policy Goals....he brought heat on those tasked to do so.

Those Intellectuals and Adults had Sixteen Years to figure it out for Afghanistan and here we are two more years later and we are still there.

Let's look back to how we got into these situations to begin with and suppose we take an unbiased objective view of that and lay responsibility where it belongs.

Syria was a French controlled area before it gained its short lived independence before it fell under Russian influence during the Cold War. Then the Obama/Clinton team went for Regime change and began to arm the insurrection groups which led to a rather long drawn out Civil War with Iran Turkey, the Iraqi's, French, Russians, Saudi's, Americans, and Brits getting involved.

Those policies by Obama/Clinton led to the rise of ISIS which Obama famously called the "Junior Varsity" as you might remember.

About the same time the Obama/Clinton Team saw to the over throw of the Libyan Leader and graciously "led from the rear" in the process.

That followed on their great success in the disaster in Egypt when they saw to their desired goal of regime change there.

Now tell me about the absence of Adults and Intellectuals in the previous administration will you?

You might add a short dissertation on the Obama administration re-ordering of the US Military senior leadership......what was it....over 200 very senior Leaders sent packing to ensure handpicked favorites rose to the upper levels of his Administration?

This is a far more extensive, complex, and difficult situation than General Mattis getting in a huff over a single President's decision to pull Two Thousand Troops out of Syria while leaving Five Thousand in Iraq conducting joint operations in Syria.

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Old 21st Jan 2019, 11:10
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Israeli military strikes Iranian targets inside Syria (Again!)

As reported by The Guardian.

Damascus rocked by explosions on second night of attacks, reportedly killing 11
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 13:50
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"Those policies by Obama/Clinton led to the rise of ISIS "

and there was me thinking that Dubbya invading the whole of the Middle East was to blame.....
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 19:55
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Blaming Dubya to defend Obama/Clinton won't fly.

Dubya rightly gets the blame for Iraq but Obama/Clinton justly deserve the blame for Libya, Egypt, Palestine, and Syria as all that happened on under their tenures.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 09:07
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https://www.haaretz.com/breaking/12-..._qpWbZjKDX_CVQ
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Old 23rd Jan 2019, 06:49
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https://www.rt.com/news/449463-syria...srael-airport/

Syria threatens to ‘strike Tel Aviv airport’ unless UNSC acts against Israel’s impunity

Damascus has threatened to exercise its legitimate right for self-defense against Israeli aggression and target Tel Aviv airport in a mirror response, unless the Security Council puts an end to IDF intrusions into Syrian airspace.Apparently fed up with years of Israeli impunity in the Syrian skies and regular strikes carried out in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport, Syria has threatened to retaliate in explicit terms.

Isn’t time now for the UN Security Council to stop the Israeli repeated aggressions on the Syrian Arab Republic territories?” Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari wondered Tuesday. “Or is it required to draw the attention of the war-makers in this Council by exercising our legitimate right to defend ourself and respond to the Israeli aggression on Damascus International Civil Airport in the same way on Tel Aviv Airport?”.........

Placing little faith into Western intentions to bring long-awaited peace to the country, the diplomat noted that Syria plans to restore full sovereignty over its lost territories, including the Golan Heights, which Israel continues to occupy. “The restoration sovereignty of the occupied Syrian Golan is a permanent right of Syria that [is] not subject to negotiations,” Jafari stressed.......






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Old 23rd Jan 2019, 07:22
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If Israel is targeting Iranian(Hezbollah) weapons and bases inside Syria, 'in the vicinity of' Damascus International Airport, then why does Jafari make no mention of Iran, and why does he threaten to hit Tel Aviv Airport itself, and not 'the vicinity'?
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 17:03
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A BBC journalist finally confirmed an obvious fact that chem. attacks were staged by white helmets and their sponsors

https://news.alayham.com/content/stu...-attacks-douma

Note that his posts and twitter was quickly cleaned and he himself was pressed. Impartiality rules....
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 17:17
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He confirmed nothing of the sort. If he "confirmed" anything it was that the two dead children had not died while hugging each other, but was placed in that position after they had died.
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 18:58
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The truth is the first casualty in war. Information and its flow is a weapon.
There is nothing new under the sun.
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Old 10th Mar 2019, 21:07
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Abraham, is it your position that it was 'cock up, not conspiracy' and if so, what are you talking about?
What post from what page are you responding to?
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Old 15th Mar 2019, 08:27
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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/a...port-7zt0jvcvt

Tehran eyes vital Syrian port of Latakia as gateway to Med

Iran is preparing to take control of Syria’s main commercial port, advancing its plans to secure a trade route from Tehran to the Mediterranean and establishing a significant foothold on Israel’s doorstep.

Talks began last month to transfer the container port at Latakia, 150 miles northwest of Damascus, to Iranian management from October 1, when its lease expires, according to The Syria Report, which tracks growing Iranian and Russian commercial influence in the war-ravaged country. That would give Tehran unhindered access to the facility, which has 23 warehouses and was handling three million tonnes of cargo a year before the conflict. The port would be the Mediterranean link on an emerging trading route through the so-called Shia Muslim crescent from Iran through Iraq — where Tehran already exerts huge economic influence — and Syria.

For Israel the move could present a new security headache. Iran already wields huge military influence around Damascus, where its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) and proxy militias such as the Lebanese group Hezbollah are operational.

The Israeli air force has launched waves of strikes on warehouses close to Damascus airport to prevent Iran bringing weapons and components into the country by air. That has pushed Tehran to repeatedly request access to Syria’s ports; something that has until now been overruled by Russia, President Assad’s other big international backer and the dominant force in the coastal area around Latakia. Russia is understood to have given tacit approval last summer for Israel to strike Iranian positions around Damascus.

Iranian companies linked to the IRGC have started shipping goods through the port, suggesting that Tehran might use it as an alternative route to bring weapons into the country. That could trigger new Israeli airstrikes and exacerbate creeping tensions between Russia and Iran as they vie for influence in post-war Syria.

“Russia has no desire to see Iran close. Even though both have fought for Assad, there are differences and competitions between them,” said retired Brigadier-General Michael Herzog, former chief of staff to the Israeli minister of defence. “In the past, the Iranians have deployed close to the Russians thinking it would deter Israeli attacks. But the Russians understand why Israel is taking action against Iran, and they accept it in most cases.”

Yossi Mansharof, an expert in Iran and Shia militias at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, believes Moscow is likely to allow Israel to launch strikes on Iranian targets around Latakia if it uses the port to ship weapons. “There are always talks between Israel and Moscow, there is an open line,” he said. “I am sure that there are talks going on already to find a solution to this. So long as it serves Russian interests, they will give Israel the green light again.”........



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Old 22nd May 2019, 06:13
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Washington The US has said that it suspects Syrian government forces of a chemical attack during an offensive in Idlib, the northwestern region dominated by jihadists, on Sunday.

A State Department spokeswoman said: “We continue to see signs the Assad regime may be renewing its use of chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack . . . we are still gathering information but repeat our warning that if the regime uses chemical weapons [we] and our allies will respond quickly and appropriately.”

America bombed Syria over President Assad’s use of chemical weapons in April 2017 and April 2018. (Reuters)
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Old 24th May 2019, 09:59
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Just how trustworthy are these reports, the last OPCW report seems to have a few issues, with the truth.

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices...-a8927116.html
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Old 24th May 2019, 12:19
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Originally Posted by DroneDog View Post
Just how trustworthy are these reports, the last OPCW report seems to have a few issues, with the truth.

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices...-a8927116.html
Guess John Bolton reminded OPCW's head again that he knew where their kids lived.

https://www.businessinsider.com/john...18-3?r=US&IR=T
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Old 24th May 2019, 15:07
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Usual fellow travellers trying to throw doubt on the OPCW findings on Syria - in the same wY the do concerning Salisbury.
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Old 25th May 2019, 09:48
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Usual fellow travellers trying to throw doubt on the OPCW findings on Syria - in the same wY the do concerning Salisbury.
Strange that you refuse to accept Internal OPCW details internally. Hell even the US claim of latest Chemical Weapons attack isn't even been supported by MI6 funded White Helmets.

Already proven how US has intimidated OPCW in the past, how did the WMD hunt go in Iraq ?
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Old 25th May 2019, 14:18
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Originally Posted by racedo View Post
Strange that you refuse to accept Internal OPCW details internally. Hell even the US claim of latest Chemical Weapons attack isn't even been supported by MI6 funded White Helmets.

Already proven how US has intimidated OPCW in the past, how did the WMD hunt go in Iraq ?
Of course many will refuse to accept anything, but whatever they've already considered as "the truth". Just imagine, that would be the acknowledgement of our own failure. That ain't gonna happen.

I think "Cognitive Dissonance" is the term.

After you start to question the official narratives, just buckle your seatbelt Dorothy, 'case Kansas is going bye-bye!
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