Saturday, August 1, 2015

SAS dress as ISIS fighters in undercover war on jihadis- Humour?!

I thought this was humour but then I realized, it wasn't!

We have all seen many, many images of foreign fighters with KurdIShIS. - Pretty obviously Special Ops soldiers fighting alongside KurdIShIS- Americans, Canadians, Brits, French etc.,

 Recall the dead Canadian in the “fog of war” shooting. Killed by the KurdIShIS ally.
“ Doiron, a soldier in the Canadian Special Operations Regiment based at Garrison Petawawa, Ont"
The Canadian government swept that murder under the rug, lickety split!

We have heard their  British, French, American, Canadian accented voices on far too many audios to think these soldiers from around the globe are anything but intentional players in the NATO led campaign to entirely remake the middle east-
So, you can imagine my laughter when I read the article that will be linked below.
I said to hubby "Is this a serious piece of journalism?" As I laughed! 
It’s like some kind of sick joke.Who could or would believe this to be anything but some pathetic attempt at damage control? I’m talking a really, really pathetic attempt at damage control. Shrugs shoulders!
If at first you don’t succeed lie and then lie again! Or hell, lie bigger! And make the lie so absurd the gullible will actually believe it to be true.
Yes, I am talking about  "The Big Lie"

BRITISH Special Forces are mounting hit and run raids against Islamic State deep inside eastern Syria dressed as insurgent fighters, the Sunday Express can reveal.

 

SAS soldiers are disguising themselves as ISIS fighters/KurdIShIS as I like to call them

 



The unorthodox tactic, (common) which is seeing SAS units dressed in black and flying ISIS flags, has been likened ("likened" spin) to the methods used by the Long Range Desert Group against Rommel's forces during the Second World War.
More than 120 members belonging to the elite regiment are currently in the war-torn country on operation Shader, tasked with destroying IS equipment and munitions which insurgents constantly move to avoid Coalition air strikes.
Tasked with fighting against the soldiers of a targeted nation. Iraq. Syria.

Though the Prime Minister is being kept informed, senior military sources last night told the Sunday Express that he would not be required to "green light" every mission.
Instead the teams, part of a force known as the Coalition Joint Special Operations Task Force, are under American command.
Dubbed "smash" the units, which travel in civilian pick-ups, (Like the White Toyota's of KurdIShIS) can even launch their own unmanned aerial vehicles, or mini-drones, to scan terrain ahead of them and pinpoint IS forces.

ISIS/ Special Ops in their civilian pick ups! Link


Kurds/Special Ops in their white Toyota Pick up Trucks. In this photo released on May 20, 2015, Kurdish fighters of the YPG flash victory signs as they sit on their pickup truck on their way to battle against the Islamic State group- Link
Using a US-developed programme, the UAVs camera system can identify any known High Value Target, digitally transmitting the information as it happens to analysts on the ground.

They are being supported by more than 250 specialists, who provide additional communications support.

British/US/French/ Canadian Special Forces (etc.,)  are alongside KurdIShIS smashing the Middle East to pieces- Fact
Everything else is just the BIG LIE

Friday, July 31, 2015

Israel Strikes Syria, Lebanon and sights set on the Sinai

Israel's busy, busy, busy-
A round up of the latest happenings

Israel strikes Syrian village killing pro-Assad forces

An airstrike by Israel yesterday on a government held village in the Syrian Golan Heights has reportedly killed fighters loyal to President Bashar-Al-Assad alongside two Hezbollah militants, raising fears that the Syrian civil war could be further spilling over into the wider region.
Israel strikes targets in Syria, Lebanon in two separate attacks

In Lebanon, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said Israeli warplanes struck near the Lebanese border with Syria, wounding six. The jets hit an arms depot in the area of Qousaya in the Bekaa region in eastern Lebanon, the group, which has close links to the Iran-backed Lebanese Shi'ite movement Hezbollah, added.
The Syrian army confirmed that Israeli airstrikes hit a pro-Syrian Palestinian militia base along the Syria-Lebanon border, injuring six. In a newsflash, state television quoted a military source as saying Israeli planes had at 3:15 P.M. struck a base belonging to the Damascus-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, a faction that backs President Bashar Assad. 

Meanwhile in the Golan Heights, reports emanting from Lebanon said a vehicle in the outskirts of the Syrian town of Khader, near the Israeli border, in the Quneitra district was bombed at noon.

Syria says Israeli drone attack killed 3 in country's south

In a statement aired on State-run Syrian TV, the Syrian government said that a pilotless Israeli plane struck a civilian car near the predominantly Druze village of Hader, killing the three villagers.
Al-Manar TV, an outlet of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group, said the strike targeted a car carrying members of the Syrian National Defense Committees, a pro-Assad militia, near Hader. The village is surrounded by Syrian opposition-controlled territory.
 The Sinai strike news reads like a heavy promotion- Presenting a need for that which is simply desired. Hence preemptive strikes

 Israeli army to launch Sinai strikes

A senior military officer has said Israel could attack militants affiliated to the Islamic State group in neighbouring Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, if they were about to attack Israeli soldiers or civilians.
The “threat of terror from Sinai” has grown in recent years, Brigadier General Royi Elcabets said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a ceremony marking the end of his two years as commander of the Edom division that controls the border with the Sinai, Elcabets said IS’s Egypt affiliate could attempt to attack Israel.

“It is our duty to preempt it and strike at it, if and when this happens,” he said in remarks relayed by the military.

IDF says it could launch preemptive strikes in Sinai

The “threat of terror from Sinai” has grown in recent years, Brigadier General Royi Elcabets said on Wednesday.
Speaking at a ceremony marking the end of his two years as commander of the Edom division that controls the border with the Sinai, Elcabets said IS’s Egypt affiliate could attempt an attack on Israel.
 “It is our duty to preempt it and strike at it, if and when this happens,” he said in remarks relayed by the military.

ISIS is everywhere the US and Israel need it to be- Same as AQ was

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NATO Bows Out on Turkey. Turkey and Article 4

Long term readers here know I've put forth a line of thought last year that envisions Turkey being destabilized. Made vastly smaller. Vastly smaller.
Some time last year I begin to wonder about all those NATO backed destabilizers piled up at Turkey's southern border and began to understand how they would be turned on Turkey. I failed to consider NATO's destabilizers on Turkey's northern border, initially. But soon enough it dawned on me that the PKK, as a "Stay behind Army" would inevitably become a player in this destabilization.

Yes, I have mentioned on several occasions in multiple posts that, in my opinion, the  PKK is a functioning Stay Behind Army backed by NATO. I have gone so far as to talk this point up elsewhere too. Surely I can't be the sole person who realizes the connection?

With that background in mind consider the latest news which by all appearances  suggests that NATO is leaving Turkey to fend for itself- Come what may.. This falling out was alluded to in yesterday's post:
"Although public statements from the NATO meeting stressed unity, the official said members also urged Turkey to continue peace efforts with representatives of the Kurdish minority.
 Although NATO’s lying lips are talking unity it is abundantly clear there is NO unity- 

12:40 p.m.
Turkey's NATO partners say they stand "in strong solidarity" with the nation, and that the security of the U.S.-led alliance is "indivisible."
Indivisible, eh? Well I guess that depends on who wants the division?


There is NO unity- Turkey and NATO are divisible. When I read the article that will be linked below it seemed quite clear that Turkey is on it's own. 


Turkey's article 4 Consultation Explained




As usual the interesting bits will be highlighted and or underlined
ON TUESDAY representatives of each of NATO's 28 member states gathered at the organisation's headquarters in Brussels, at Turkey's behest, to address the security threats that country faces related to the Syrian civil war. Turkey says it wants its allies' support in combating recent attacks by the jihadists of Islamic State (IS) and by Kurdish militants. Its NATO allies are happy to support its fight against IS, but the battle against the Kurds is more complicated. NATO member states were forced to attend the meeting after Turkey invoked the North Atlantic Treaty's Article Four.

NATO member states were "forced"? Like at gun point?
Or, more likely, did other NATO member states not relish the thought of attending but felt compelled to in order to put on a show of unity?


What is Article 4 and why is it important to a NATO state such as Turkey?
Article Four is less well-known. It says the member states will "consult together whenever, in the opinion of any of them, the territorial integrity, political independence or security" of any member is threatened. In other words, any NATO member can call for a meeting regarding a threat to itself or any other member.
 Article Four has been very seldom invoked; based on a British parliamentary document, this appears to be only the fifth such consultation since NATO was founded in 1949. (A NATO historian confirmed that Article Four consultations are extremely rare, but was unable to produce an exact figure.)
 The Economist goes to lengths to make the point that Article 4 is rarely evoked, except for
  *The first time it was called upon was in 2003, when Turkey invoked it to ask the allies for protection (around the time of the US invasion of Iraq)
* Last year, when Poland and Lithuania jointly requested an Article Four consultation after Russia's annexation of Crimea
 Turkey seems to be the only country that has ever used it, and may be developing a bit of a habit
Back that train up! First we have Article 4 being "rarely evoked" and then immediately after making that claim the writer @ the Economist tells us Poland & Lithuania requested an Article Four consult. Only to contradict their initial claims to tell the reader that Turkey 'seems to be the only country to have used it, habitually! What!?  Liar, liar?
Or are we reading a bit of demonization towards Turkey?
Some good old perception management, perhaps?

Why is Turkey so keen on Article Four?
Turkey has always worried that other members of the NATO alliance do not take its security considerations seriously enough. Turkey has been a member since 1952, yet America has tended to see it more as a crucial strategic asset, first against the Soviet Union and later in conflicts in the Middle East, rather than as a full-fledged partner. When Turkey invoked Article Four in 2003, it was worried that the invasion of Iraq was threatening its own borders in ways that would be overlooked by the rest of NATO
In plain talk Turkish leaders know that NATO doesn't really concern itself with Turkey's security unless it benefits NATO to share in that concern. The 2003 invocation had everything to do with.. you guessed it- the Kurds and their aspirations- I did a post on this way, way back.

What is Turkey asking for now?
In the past two weeks, the fighting in Syria has spilled over into Turkey itself. First, an IS suicide bomber struck the border town of Suruc, killing 32 people, most of them volunteers planning to cross the border to provide aid to the Kurdish town of Kobane. Then militants from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), who have been fighting an on-and-off guerrilla war against the Turkish government for decades, violated a two-year-old cease-fire by killing several policemen. Turkey responded with air strikes, first against IS and then against PKK camps in northern Iraq. (The PKK retaliated in turn, with a car-bomb attack on a Turkish military convoy.)
 Turkey wants NATO to express support for its efforts to combat both IS and the PKK. But while NATO is pleased with Turkey's newfound eagerness to fight IS, it is hesitant about Turkey's aims towards the Kurds. America has a strong relationship with the Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq and an increasingly strong one with another Kurdish militia in Syria, the People’s Defence Units (YPG), which battles IS. The YPG is closely allied with the PKK.
And the PKK is a designated terror group- aka NATO left behind army, purposed with keeping Turkey off balance, always.

Did Turkey get what it wanted out of the Article Four consultation?
Partly. In a statement, the NATO partners said they "strongly condemn the terrorist attacks against Turkey", and affirmed that "the security of the Alliance is indivisible". They placed their support for Turkey in the context of the international struggle against terrorism. America and other NATO allies consider both IS and the PKK to be terrorist organisations. But while the NATO statement specifically offers condolences to the families of the victims in Suruc, where IS staged its attack, it goes on to mention only "other attacks against police and military officers" rather than referring more clearly to the PKK's attacks.
So, you see NATO offered condolences for the victims of the ISIS suicide bombing, but, for PKK victims condolences were given without mentioning their deaths were at the hand of the PKK. Why? Are some victims more 'worthy' then others? Is the political agenda made clear in who we should feel sad for vs who we should not feel sad for?
And it (NATO) does not offer support for any particular actions undertaken by Turkey in response. Invoking Article Four has reminded everyone that Turkey is a NATO ally, but if Turkey wanted NATO's imprimatur for its war against the PKK, it does not seem to have got it.

So, Turkey is a NATO ally, when it suits NATO and when it doesn't NATO doesn't give a hoot about Turkey's politically incorrect dead or the victims of NATO's own covert terror ops
NATO's response or lack of one says it all- NATO has bowed out on Turkey
What happens next?

From Earlier Today:

Lion Cubs of the caliphate? Who is really recruiting children?

Lion Cubs of the caliphate? Who is really recruiting children?

I'm posting this "analysis" because it's an exemplary demonstration of spin. Propaganda. And general nonsense. ( representing the best of its kind)
  
Rudaw 
Opening sentence: "ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The capture of Tal Abyad, or Gire Spi in Kurdish, last week by Kurdish forces caused thousands of residents to flee the strategic border town"
Rudaw which is more or less a Kurdish news, opinion, spin site is ADMITTING that thousands of residents fled the Kurdish forces when they took Tal Abyad

The article then goes on for several paragraphs afterwards informing the readers about how this provides us all an opportunity to become aware of life in Tal Abyad under ISIS occupation.


This spin job is necessary to deflect attention away from one big FACT- The residents of Tal Abyad were still residing in Tal Abyad until they fled the ethnically cleansing Kurdish forces

I generally call the spin that follows in the footstep of the fact that Rudaw doesn't want you to think about all those residents fleeing the Kurdish forces "dazzling with bullshit" 

The entire narrative for life under ISIS occupation is provided 3rd hand by some person from British Channel 4- She informs us all of what these young men are alleged to have said.
 "What happens to these children has become clear in Turkey just across the border from Tal Abyad, where Lindsey Hilsum of British Channel 4 caught up with some refugees. The young men of a family she spoke with told her why they approved of ISIS"

This is by it's very definition hearsay.
hear·say
ˈhirˌsā/
noun
noun: hearsay
information received from other people that one cannot adequately substantiated; rumor.

That type of information can't be taken as fact. It is rumour mongering. Likely entirely fabricated. And can in no way be verified. Accounts such as this should be disqualified out of hand unless one can find additional verifying information. And lots of it. And I mean lots of it!

The only fact we can take away from the entire article. The one sentence that we know is a fact, because, it was made in the form of a factual statement
The capture of Tal Abyad, or Gire Spi in Kurdish, last week by Kurdish forces caused thousands of residents to flee the strategic border town"
The capture of Tal Abyad by Kurdish forces caused thousands of residents to flee from the town.

Before ending this post, I will make mention of another agenda at play in this Rudaw article.

This article spins ISIS's recruit of children- However there have been multiple reports of Kurdish forces recruiting children- It would seem to me this article serves the additional purpose of spinning Kurdish child recruitment away and framing ISIS-
 By using a propaganda technique known as Transference
Transfer is a technique used in propaganda and advertising. Also known as association, this is a technique of projecting positive or negative qualities (praise or blame) of a person, entity, object, or value (an individual, group, organization, nation, patriotism, etc.) to another in order to make the second more acceptable or to discredit it.
So, the Kurdish spin site is transfering their negative attribute (child recruitment) on to ISIS

Reports on Kurds recruiting children:  These reports do not constitute hearsay- these are first hand reports, which can be verified.

July 2015:Kurdish YPG militia recruiting child soldiers in Syria: HRW
 A Syrian Kurdish militia is using child soldiers despite international law prohibiting its practice, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.
The New York-based body said it documented at least 59 children under 18 recruited by the People's Protection Units (YPG) militia and the YPJ, its female branch. 
Some of the children died in combat in June, it said.
“The YPG promised to stop sending children to war and it should carry out its promise," said Fred Abrahams, a special adviser at Human Rights Watch (HRW).
 Some Kurdish Forces Still Recruiting and Using Child Soldiers: Witnesses
Kurdish forces continue to recruit school children as child soldiers, despite a public pledge not to do so, according to witnesses and relatives.
It had previously emerged that the Kurdish Democratic Union Party’s military wing – the Public Protection Units – had been recruiting at schools under their control since the start of 2014. Later the same year, Human Rights Watch also issued a damning report on the many groups involved in the fighting that recruit child soldiers.
Yasser al-Hassan, 46, an engineer in the oil fields of Rmelan, a town in the northeastern al-Hassakah Governorate, told Syria Deeply that armed boys and girls man checkpoints between al-Qamishli and Rmelan.
“Many children died at the fronts in Ras al-Ein, Yarubia and Hassakeh,” he said, adding that he had personally attended the funerals of a number of child soldiers.
“The recruitment is still ongoing under the excuse of defending the area and claims these children volunteered by themselves. But that’s not true, because most teachers in schools are members of the Public Protection Units and they brainwash children and convince them that joining and fighting with them is a sacred matter and that everyone must volunteer to fight with the units.”

My nephew, Butan Taj al-Deen … dropped out when he was in elementary school due to the lack of teaching staff … [he] wasn’t good at school so when he quit his parents didn’t care much and they sent him to work in the vegetable market in town, which is ruled by party members. Every day he brought back with him lots of vegetables and 200 Syrian liras (about one dollar).
“It was a very good salary so his family didn’t pay much attention to the threat their son was under. We later heard he joined the Public Protection Unit.
”We didn’t take this seriously and his family thought he was just going to guard the market along with other members of the party, but three months later we received the news of his death.
“I still can’t believe he was killed. I have no idea how he and his younger friend Hassan Ibrahim joined the party together and both got killed together too. How could a 13- or a 14-year-old child carry weapons and fight?
Going back to 2014: Syrian Kurds recruiting children for military wing, rights group says
 Human Rights Watch said it had found that children had been recruited into the PYD's police force and armed wing.

Transfer is propaganda intended to mislead- Beware of these types of manipulations

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

PKK Ended Ceasefire Weeks Ago? A stream of the latest news

This post is going to be a running account of the latest news surrounding what is going on with Turkey!
Before you all start reading I am placing one specific news item at the top of my post!
.Must read. Requires your attention
When the shit started to  hit the fan I saved a bunch of news stories- I always save and read way more then I post here- Thank goodness for the readers..............!
I saved this story from Financial Times in it's entirety:
Headline: Turkey expands airstrikes against ISIS to include Kurdish separatist bases

 http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9e3d7194-32af-11e5-bdbb-35e55cbae175.html

What was so very important in that news story for my readers? This very important information, is as follows.............
"The PKK announced three weeks ago that it was ending a three year cease fire complaining of a lack of progress in long-running, stalled peace talks with the Turkish government"

I repeat in large bold print:
"The PKK announced three weeks ago that it was ending a three year cease fire complaining of a lack of progress in long-running, stalled peace talks with the Turkish government"

So, despite the spin in the corporate media, those who are suggesting it was Turkey that declared war on the Kurds. It appears the PKK had announced the end of the ceasefire prior to all the "shit hitting the fan"

 PKK announces end of cease-fire, mobilizes guerillas
 The Kurdish Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella network that includes the PKK, announced on Saturday that the cease-fire which was declared via a message from the PKK's imprisoned leader Abdullah Öcalan in 2013 has ended, dealing a huge blow to the protracted reconciliation process that was expected to speed up with the Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) entrance into Parliament.
Ankara and the HDP have been pursuing a reconciliation process to end the decades-long conflict between the state and the PKK since 2013, but the process has seen serious setbacks prior to the June elections with friction emerging between the mediator HDP and Ankara. The party, which built its election campaign on messages that promised to push forward the stalled peace efforts, failed to abide by its vows once it secured its place in Parliament.

The HDP passed the election hurdle after receiving 13 percent of the votes in the June elections via the support of democrats and liberals, but it was unable to fulfill its assurance of a settlement between the state and the PKK. The blatant intimidation against the government by the KCK has come at a time while expectant HDP voters are waiting for a disarmament announcement.
 Meanwhile, two groups of the PKK, consisting roughly of 50 militants, intercepted the Gürbulak and Iğdır roads on Saturday, opening fire on trucks and throwing Molotov cocktails. During the attacks, three trucks were burned down and one Iranian was injured. On Sunday, PKK militants clashed with gendarmerie forces after they seized a vehicle belonging to the municipality of Göle in the province of Ardahan. One person died and two others were injured after the terrorists opened fire on a bus at the scene of the clashes.

Ankara has been pushing the PKK to lay down its arms as part of the reconciliation process but the resistance of the militants to abandon weapons has crippled the process, which is currently on ice.
 If that information is accurate as reported by Financial Times,  Daily Sabah & Today's Zaman (July 12/2015)  that changes the dynamic at work in this situation from what is being presented by the media as Erdogan's government being the aggressor to the PKK being the instigator of hostilities.
Just something to think about. Something to consider.

On to the narrative as it happened:
Some interesting info via NYT's
11:20 a.m.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey is asking NATO to be prepared to help his country as it battles Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdish rebels in Iraq.
12:35 p.m.
Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency says a soldier has been seriously wounded in an armed attack near Turkey's border with Iraq.
The agency says the soldier was fired on by a man wearing a mask on Tuesday in the mainly-Kurdish town of Semdinli.
The attack comes amid increased violence between Turkey and Kurdish rebels and Turkish airstrikes against the militants' bases in neighboring Iraq.
A day earlier, a military police major was killed in an ambush of his car in the southeastern province of Mus. Ten people were detained for questioning.
Earlier, an explosion at a natural gas pipeline between Iran and Turkey
12:40 p.m.
Turkey's NATO partners say they stand "in strong solidarity" with the nation, and that the security of the U.S.-led alliance is "indivisible."
Indivisible, eh? Well I guess that depends on who wants the division?

1:50 p.m.
The leader of Syria's main political opposition group is urging NATO partners meeting in Brussels to support the establishment of a "safe zone" in northern Syria.

2:40 p.m.
Turkey's military says a soldier who was seriously wounded in an armed attack near Turkey's border with Iraq has died.
A military statement said the infantry sergeant died in a hospital Tuesday after being shot in the head by Kurdish militant in the town of Semdinli.
There is much shooting in the head going on-  Victims: Turkish military. Turkish police.

3:20 p.m.
A spokesman for the main Syrian Kurdish force fighting the Islamic State group says he does not view a U.S.-Turkish agreement to establish a safe zone in northern Syria as a threat.
When you’re the one in control of the borders would this, could this, plan really threaten you.
I have mentioned to readers here previously KurdIShIS controls nearly the entirety of the Syrian northern border- as you will also read below!
Redur Khalil of the People's Protection Units, or YPG, says it is still not clear how Turkey will fight IS and adds Turkey has no interest in sending ground troops to Syria.

The U.S.-backed YPG controls most of the 910-kilometer Syrian (565-mile) border with Turkey. It has warned Ankara against military intervention in northern Syria.
3:35 p.m.
A senior Turkish ruling party official says Turkey's peace process with the Kurds is not over but has been placed on hold.

Turkey launched peace talks with the Kurdish rebels' imprisoned leader in 2012 with the aim of ending the 30-year conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people.
4:05 p.m.
A NATO official says that alliance members have used the closed-door meeting in Brussels to call on Turkey not to use excessive force.

Although public statements from the NATO meeting stressed unity, the official said members also urged Turkey to continue peace efforts with representatives of the Kurdish minority.
Although NATO’s lying lips are talking unity it is abundantly clear there is NO unity-

4:30 p.m.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has affirmed his country's support for Turkey's military actions against the Islamic State group and its right to defend itself against terror acts.
Does Saudi Arabia see the writing on the wall?

4:40 p.m.
The spokesman of one of the main factions fighting the Islamic State group and Syrian government forces says a U.S.-Turkish agreement to establish a zone free of extremists in northern Syria is in their interest.
5:25 p.m.
Turkey's military says it used fighter jets to target Kurdish rebels after its soldiers were attacked near the country's border with Iraq.
6:30 p.m.
A U.N. panel says the threat of foreign jihadi fighters traveling to countries such as Iraq and Syria is a fluid and rapidly-changing problem and the response of governments must be stepped up.
8:25 p.m.
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says his council of ministers views Turkish airstrikes in his country as "a dangerous escalation and a violation of Iraq's sovereignty."
The US moving the mouth of their sock puppet government in Iraq- After they over threw Maliki.
In a three-part message posted on his official Twitter account Tuesday, al-Abadi said that the council is committed "not to allow any attack on Turkey from Iraqi territory and called on Turkey to respect good relations."
9:50 p.m.
The U.N. humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, has warned against calling a proposed buffer along the Turkey-Syrian border a "safe zone," saying it could risk attracting vulnerable people to an area without "sufficient protection."

The US and Israel pull the strings at the UN also. One would think the UN would want a safe zone for refugees.. In fact you would think they would encourage it so all the displaced Syrians can exercise their right of return... After Angelina Jolie cried rivers of crocodile tears- oh the pity she had for the refugees and their plight- Barf!

From earlier today:

Syria: The "Army of Conquest" moves towards the Mediterranean


Syria: The "Army of Conquest" moves towards the Mediterranean

Well, well, well... This is interesting.
How often can it be stated that geographical location is so important? And, what an interesting name for this NATO backed terror bunch! "Army of Conquest" 

First some much needed background:
  Let's view a map of  the alleged "Kurdistan-  a "geo cultural region" (that means lots of other people have always lived their too) where google claims Kurds have allegedly been in the majority- but that's not really true.  Kurdistan, as claimed, just happens to almost perfectly align with the land of the early Assyria. For comparison purposes, directly below the alleged Kurdistan, I will put a map of the Assyrian domain. Check the borders for yourself.

"Kurdistan"





Early Assyrian Territory

The Darker Green area of the Assyrian Territory aligns nearly perfectly with "Kurdistan" and the expanded Assyrian Territory including Kurdistan looks to be everything coveted by modern day Israel- Curious isn't it?





Just some things to keep in mind..............

Now let's get back to the latest news!

Insurgents have launched a big offensive on government-held areas in northwestern Syria in a bid to advance towards a coastal region vital to President Bashar al-Assad’s control of western Syria, a monitoring group and activists said on Tuesday.
The taking of the coastal region in Syria would bode very, very badly for Turkey as it stands today. Look at the map of "Kurdistan" above and then you'll be clear on what I am suggesting.
If the Army of Conquest succeeds in taking this area, it will be a loss to Syria and Turkey.

 A Syrian military source described the attack as large and widespread. The insurgents are seeking to drive into the Sahl al-Ghab plain
 Supporters of an insurgent alliance fighting in the area, the “Army of Conquest”, said the insurgents had seized a power station in the area and listed a total of 16 locations captured from government forces in the offensive

Digression-  "Army of Conquest"- kind of says it all. I guess NATO's irregulars aren't even going to pretend to be about fighting oppression, human rights, democracy and justice. Straight up- CONQUEST!
con·quest
ˈkänˌkwest/
noun
noun: conquest
the subjugation and assumption of control of a place or people by use of military force.
Of course the control and subjugation of this area, via military force, plays right into the creation of Israel's partner nation Kurdistan- see map of Assyria.

 Insurgents including the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front captured government-held positions outside the town of Jisr al-Shughour and pushed into the northern tip of the Sahl al-Ghab plain overnight.
Sahl al Ghab plain circled
 Sahl al Ghab - very fertile farmland- home to 11,000 families according to Wiki

Insurgents including, but not limited to, al Qaeda... Gee, who else might be there alongside al Qaeda? PKK? Of course! PYD- The Syrian PKK? Of course they are alongside AQ!
Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Observatory, said government forces had launched a counter attack and had recovered some lost ground in Sahl al-Ghab.

The military source said: “The battles are ongoing in that area between the army and the militant attackers, the terrorists.”
More on this move to the Med: 

Big rebel attack in Syria targets area vital to Assad

Supporters of an insurgent alliance (AQ, PKK, PYD, ISIS, Chechens etc.,) fighting in the area, the "Army of Conquest", said the rebels had seized a power station in the area and listed a total of 16 places captured from government forces in the offensive.
The coastal mountain range, which acts as a buffer for government-held cities such as Latakia, is west of Sahl al-Ghab.
 The insurgents fighting against government forces also included the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham faction and groups including Chechen and central Asian fighters, the Observatory said.
 Chechens and Central Asians- two groups who have gone to fight alongside ISIS

The military has concentrated on defending Syria's west, a tactic Assad alluded to on Sunday when he said the army had been forced to give up some areas in order to hold onto more important ones during the four-year conflict.

This move towards the Mediterranean may explain Turkey's sudden concern with KurdIShIS.

Monday, July 27, 2015

NATO Holding Emergency Meeting At Turkey's Request- US: No Go for No Fly Zone

Oh to be a fly on the wall........
This meeting should result in some real magical language useage via the war mongering media
Should be interesting!
“The rise of Islamic State in northern Iraq, in northern Syria, has effectively destabilized the southern border of Turkey. But also domestically, the threat of terrorism has become very real,” Lete told The Associated Press.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who will chair the closed-door session, said Turkey requested it following recent “heinous terrorist attacks,”

 After months of reluctance, Turkish warplanes last week started striking militant targets in Syria and entered a long-awaited agreement which allows the U.S. to launch its own strikes from Turkey’s strategically located Incirlik Air Base.
The official NATO announcement of Tuesday’s meeting of alliance ambassadors said one of the reasons Turkey sought it was to explain “the measures it is taking.” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters Monday he would spell out in detail the security threats his country faces.
“We expect solidarity and support from our NATO allies,” he said, without elaborating.
Turkey isn't going to get solidarity or support. Not really, despite the magic that will be spoken into your reality.
 “There is no difference between PKK and Daesh. You can’t say that PKK is better because it is fighting Daesh,” Cavusoglu said.
There is no difference between the PKK and Daesh aka ISIS. None what so ever.....

The US and Turkey have no agreement on a no fly zone in Northern Syria
 Ahead of a hastily called NATO meeting, a senior Obama administration official told CNN on Monday (July 27) there is no agreement with Turkey to establish a no-fly zone in the country.
 An yet one would think the US would want a no fly zone ...  Iraq redux
The area the U.S. is considering a "safe zone" is on the Turkish border that, he said, is "still controlled by ISIS."
"The problem is this is an area being bombed almost daily by the Syrian air force," he said. "So what happens when we set up a safe zone there and the Syrians want to conduct operations against people we're supporting? Are we going to go head-to-head with the Syrian air force? So this is setting up a real dangerous situation."
""The problem is this is an area being bombed almost daily by the Syrian air force,"
Excuse me for pointing out the bullshit, but, isn't that the reason for a no fly zone? So the "offending" nation can't fly and drop bombs? Oh the lies, the lies, lies.........

The problem is the US/NATO planes are already bombing Syria in the north of Syria (I've covered this repeatedly) The type of zone Turkey want's would impede the US bombing, land clearing, ethnic cleansing campaign they are presently involved in with the Kurdish militias.
  
Information on  daily US airstrikes made in Syria dating back to October 2014

As of 1 October, U.S. and partner nation attack aircraft have flown over 1,700 strike sorties in support of operations against ISIL targets in Iraq and Syria using over 800 munitions against 322 targets.
Whose bombing northern Syria daily? If even half of those over 1700 bombing runs are made in Syria?

 From Earlier:

Turkey: ISIS/Kurds & the Good Vs Evil Narrative