Wednesday, August 27, 2014

No breakthrought at Minsk- Second front opens as Ukie forces flounder

Still being dam short on time and want to get to yet more on Syria & Ukraine, but this tidbit is going to have to do. Hopefully some great commenters will leave some more info!!
hint, hint :)

Janes- Opening of second front as peace talks flounder indicates a military stalemate is developing in eastern Ukraine

Key Points

  • Peace talks were held between Russia and Ukraine in Minsk on 26 August, although little progress was made in finding a solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, as separatist fighters apparently launched a new offensive towards the city of Mariupol.
  • The poor organisation, logistics, and training of Ukrainian government forces make it highly unlikely they will achieve a military victory over the rebels in eastern Ukraine before the onset of winter, while Russia's direct but unofficial military support to the separatists is likely to intensify, with the aim of forcing the Ukrainian leadership into talks with the insurgents.
Minsk summit produces no breakthrough for Ukraine

While describing the talks as "positive," Russian President Vladimir Putin said the details of truce terms are the internal matter for Kiev.
"Russia can't substantively discuss conditions of a ceasefire...That is not our business, it's up to Ukraine itself," Putin told reporters in Minsk, Belarus early on Wednesday.
Ukraine must talk to separatists
"We can only contribute to creating a situation of trust for a possible, and in my view, extremely necessary, negotiation process," he added.
Ukraine must talk to separatists

For Ukraine, the largely Russian-speaking region is where the country's economic foundation lies.
Rich in deposits of coal and iron ore, the eastern part of Ukraine holds almost the entire industry of Ukraine, making the cession of this region unacceptable for Kiev.
Kiev now urgently wants the rebels to hand back the territory they have captured in eastern Ukraine

The EU is very concerned with trade. Read entire article at above link

First post of the day- also open for comments for a short time
James Foley: Fake tape = No beheading. Spooks and spies, oh my!

James Foley: Fake tape = No beheading. Spooks and spies, oh my!

The alleged beheading of James Foley? Just another psychological operation
If you have had your head buried in the sand and have no idea what is being discussed....... James Foley “beheading” fans the war flames-Problem, Reaction, Solution

Presently-   The tape is, yawn, staged
A study of the four-minute 40-second clip, carried out by an international forensic science company which has worked for police forces across Britain, has raised a number of questions about what really happened on a patch of desert land, thought to be somewhere in northern Syria.
The analysis highlights a number of discrepancies that could indicate that the beheading scene broadcast to the world was not the genuine killing.
-Firstly, no blood can be seen, even though the knife is drawn across the neck area at least six times, the British daily said quoting experts.
-Secondly, sounds allegedly made by Foley do not appear consistent with what may be expected, it said.
-The forensic analysis expert said no incision could be seen on Foley's neck, though the right hand of the jihadist partially blocked the shot.
-Footage of Foley, 40, with his head shaven and kneeling upright in a bright orange robe, is filmed from two cameras running at the same time .
-Foley's words, which run for one minute and 26 seconds, appear to have been scripted, the report said.
-The analysis highlighted a blip in the imagery that could indicate the journalist had to repeat a line, it said.
-Scrutiny of the subsequent speech by the masked jihadist, in which he warns the US of attacks, indicate that the words are spoken by the militant even though his mouth is obscured by his headscarf.

Of course, in keeping with the completely bogus narrative, the analysis does not dispute that Foley was beheaded.  I however, do dispute that any beheading took place.
It's a simple as this- Faked beheading = No proof of a killing of anyone, anywhere, at all.
 "No one is disputing that at some point an execution occurred." Is complete and utter baloney- They cannot claim any execution took place when there is ZERO proof of said execution taking place?

A most disgusting aspect of this whole sordid saga?  The US narrative creations services aka 'intelligence' validated this tape.
Flashback to previous post- BTW: US Intelligence is claiming the video is real. So what? That doesn't make the beheading real.    No more real then any beheading that takes place in a Hollywood gore flick- That video is real, also!

Oops they lied. It must just be more of that incompetence, right? The kind that always leads to blowback?
Blowback, is of course, just another lie.  The logical fallacy of “blowback” Intoxication with the blowback mind virus

Concluding- Fake tape = No beheading = Psyop
Spooky hip/hop/rapper UK Jihadi


The fake beheading tape featured exhiphop artist:  Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary — also known as “Lyricist Jinn” or “L Jinny” — is the main suspect
-Good thing that there would be lots of voice samples available for identifying purposes, right?
-And isn't it interesting that the largely UK/European/Indian media is suggesting this fake video may get our spooky hiphop artist off the hook?
Forensic analysis of the footage of the journalist’s death has suggested that the British jihadist in the film may have been the frontman rather than the killer.
Not the killer, just the frontman. - Isn't it fortunate, that the tape is fake, for the spooky hip/hop jihadist with a ton of voice samples widely available for analysis? - Isn't it fortunate that the spooky hip/hop jihadist would be the one to do the voice over knowing he could easily be identified and cleared of wrong doing?
And, wouldn't a hip/hoppin/rappin jihadist in swingin' London make a perfect recruiting tool for NATO Islamist armies. Dupes who wouldn't have a clue they were fighting for the global war machine? It's almost foolproof. It is in fact such a good model, it was used in the US!  See one allegedly dead  American Rapper Douglas McAuthur McCain Killed Fighting for Isis in Syria  Douglas McAuthur McCain? Reportedly died in a fire fight. Identified by his passport, allegedly found on the battlefield and $800.00 cash  He was known to the FBI   Why? When he had only had minor scuffles with the law?
 In 2000, he was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, and public records show another arrest in 2006, booked for charges of obstruction.
.He was alleged to be on the terror watch list And yet............
The American travelled to Sweden to rap and several Swedes told NBC News that they met him when he performed in the town of Vasteras, near Stockholm and attended an underground rap show.

Then onto Turkey and into Syria? Sweden? These two rappin/hiphoppin jihadis are clearly linked to the massive Islamist pipeline created by any number of intelligence operations- Sweden, though? That suggests Israeli intelligence to me- But, who knows?

The UK hip/hop/rapper jihadi  has a dad with an interesting and equally spooky background

The father is alleged to be some kind of terrorist- he flees to UK and get’s political asylum in 1993? -According to the Guardian, he was arrested soon after the August 7, 1998 embassy bombings.
'There was a dawn raid by British police in white contamination suits, brandishing truncheons and breaking down the front door. Ragaa and the children were traumatized.  A dozen or so men were suddenly in their bedrooms, shouting for her husband, searching the children's clothes, tearing out pages from any books with telephone numbers.
-But British authorities found nothing to tie Bari to the embassy bombings and he was soon released
- He was arrested again when the United States applied for his extradition on the same charges that the British had dismissed
He was extradited to the U.S. in 2012. And still awaiting trial
Let's go a bit further back to get a bit more background on the UK rapper jihadist's father
and the company he kept - Extradition saga ends
Adel Abdel-Meguid Abdel-Bari, (UK jihadi's dad) sentenced to death in absentia by an Egyptian military court for allegedly plotting to plant bombs in the central Cairo Khan Al-Khalili bazaar, left Egypt for the UK in 1990. He obtained political asylum in 1993 and set up the International Office for the Defence of the Egyptian People in London in 1997.
 British nationals Syed Tahla Ahsan and Babar Ahmed are both described as computer experts. They were first detained in 2004 and 2006 for operating a website supporting mujahideen in Afghanistan and Chechnya by securing money, recruits and equipment.
Both men are charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to kill persons in a foreign country. Ahmed also faces money laundering charges.
 Abu Hamza was born in Alexandria, Egypt, on 15 April 1958. His father was an army officer, his mother the headmistress of a primary school. After obtaining a degree in civil engineering Abu Hamza left for the UK in 1979. In the late 1980s he came into contact with mujahideen who had fought against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, serving as their translator when they came to London for medical treatment.
He soon joined them in Afghanistan where he lost his hands and one eye. In 1993 he returned to the UK for treatment only to leave two years later to support Bosnian Muslims during the worst of the atrocities committed during the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. He finally settled in the UK in 1997 and became the preacher of the Finsbury Park mosque in London.

The Guardian lamented the incarceration of UK junior Jihadi's daddy
Egypt puts British justice to shame
As political prisoners go free in post-Mubarak Egypt, Adel Abdel Bary, who sought asylum in the UK, still languishes in a UK jail
Thousands of political opponents were jailed by Sadat, and tens of thousands more after his assassination; opponents of the regime were hounded at home and abroad.
Adel Abdel Bary, a human rights lawyer who was for years one of Amnesty International's sources of information, was imprisoned and tortured for his political opposition; in 1993, he was given political asylum here. He was then arrested here in 1998, shortly after the al-Qaida attack on US embassies in east Africa. He was released after five days when the British police found there was no terrorism case to charge him with.

 In London, Abdel Bary was focused only on his own country, and ran an organisation called International Office for the Defence of the Egyptian People. UK officials were aware of these political activities.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pentagon laying ground work for strike on (ISIS in) Syria

I have more to say on this subject, the beheading of Foley, but, am short on time
So, we'll just lay the foundation with this

WASHINGTON: The US military is seeking to fly drones over Syria to gather intelligence information about the Islamic State militant group, laying the groundwork for a possible expansion of its limited air campaign beyond Iraq, according to a media report.

The Pentagon is preparing to send surveillance aircraft, including drones, into Syrian airspace to gather intelligence on Islamic State targets

While the White House insisted that President Barack Obama has not made any decision yet, The New York Times said that Obama has allowed flying surveillance drones over Syria.

The flights would be a precursor to broader airstrikes against ISIS militants, which are already taking place in Iraq, the daily said.

"The Pentagon is preparing to conduct reconnaissance flights over Syria. There is no decision yet to do strikes, but in order to help make that decision, you want to get as much situational awareness as possible," a US official said.

The White House refused to comment on the story. "We're not going to comment on intelligence or operational issues. As we've been saying, we'll use all the tools at our disposal when it comes to the protection of our people," National Security Council Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the drones would enter Syrian airspace without any Syrian regime approval or authorization. The operation would be conducted by the US Central Command. 
 "We have to be ready. We are always leaning forward. If there is going to be a shift in policy, developing an accurate picture is the first thing we need," a defense official was quoted as saying by the daily.

What shift in policy would that be? Since the policy has been destabilization and destruction of Syria and it's society and history all this time. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Italy to arm Iraqis with previously seized weapons- Gladio Flashback

This recent news story is a ‘blast from the past’ fast forwarded to the future.
Past or present, where shall we begin?
For today, let’s read the present day news- “Italy to arm Iraqis with weapons seized during Yugoslavia’s break up” This story certainly rang a bell!

Italy intends to use a stockpile of weapons it seized during the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia two decades ago to help supply Iraq with machine guns and tank-destroying rockets to combat Islamic State militants. 
The Italian government was granted broad authority over the use of the confiscated weapons under a 2009 law. 
The confiscated weapons were seized in the Mediterranean Sea in 1994 as part of moves to cut off the clandestine supply of arms to factions fighting in the ex-Yugoslavia, according to a parliamentary motion presented by lawmaker Guido Calvisi in 2011. The hoard includes 30,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles that Ms Pinotti said today aren't immediately destined for Iraq.
"We're not talking about the famous 30,000 Kalashnikovs, but we'll consider those too," Ms Pinotti said.”
“The confiscated weapons were seized in the Mediterranean Sea in 1994 as part of moves to cut off the clandestine supply of arms to factions fighting in the ex-Yugoslavia”

Cutting off fighting factions in Yugoslavia?  Is that truly why these were confiscated? Clandestine arms to ‘factions? Which factions? That is not mentioned. I'm extremely doubtful that these weapons had anything to do with the government of the time. The factions mentioned, at that time, would have surely included the KLA. If you have been paying attention you will be aware KLA affilliates are present in northern Iraq.
 The more likely scenario is that the “confiscation” of these weapons was cover for a pretty standard “gladio style” cache of weapons for future use.

An Italian policeman of the DIA (Anti-mafia Investigation Department) holds up two Katyusha rockets from the huge cache or arms found on board the Jadran Express

Let’s go back to 2011 when it was reported that these same weapons had made there way to Libya

 Enough weapons 'to start and win a small war' go missing from Italian navy yard
This article tells us that the confiscated weapons went missing, but, somehow got to Libya? And yet, these are the very same confiscated/missing weapons mentioned in the weapons to Iraq article (highlighted and italicized) So, somehow the weapons were found? Or were they never missing at all? Or are the weapons destined for the Iraqi kurds, different or new weapons  then the ones claimed to be previously confiscated?  The missing or maybe not really missing at all weapons? Whichever may be the case, this is fishy. Very fishy.
The haul, which was described by one military expert as ‘enough to start and win a small war,’ included 400 missiles, 30,000 AK47’s, 5,000 Katuscha rockets, 11,000 anti-tank rockets and 32million rounds.

All of the Russian-made weapons had been seized in 1994 by the Italian navy acting on intelligence from British intelligence who had been tracking the vessel they were on following undercover work by a spy.

Following the trial an order was signed for the weapons to be destroyed but it has now emerged that they were shipped to a secret naval bunker on the Italian island of Sardinia, which was formerly used by the American navy.
Two months ago the weapons were shipped to the Italian mainland on commercial passenger ferries – a massive risk – with the final destination rumoured to be Libyan rebels

"Following the trial"- in which all eight persons tried were cleared, including......

Prosecutors opened a criminal investigation and eight people were put on trial in Turin accused of arms trafficking but they were eventually cleared – among them was Russian oligarch Alexander Zhukov whose daughter Dasha is the partner of Chelsea supremo Roman Abramovich.
How could all 8 of them have been cleared?
“Today a spokesman for Sardinia-based prosecutor Riccardo Rossi said: ‘All attempts to get any information from the Ministry of Defence in Rome have proved fruitless as we have been told the episode is covered by State Secret”

The Italian government covered up for the arms dealers, which is why they were all cleared of charges.
I smell the overwhelming stink of a NATO op. NATO gladio style terror, arms and journalist spooks
My initial coverage of this started with the help of an intrepid Italian individual named Nikola who tipped me off to this intriguing tale. Two posts took shape around this arms movement .
Nikola if you are still around, I would love to hear from you! 
Whet your whistle with these 2 flashbacks! -

Cristiano Tinazzi the spook that ties Libya to Syria and arms from Croatia to Syria

Pt.2: Cristiano Tinazzi: A spook that ties Libya to Syria and arms from Italy via Croatia

And pay particular attention where it was Mr Tinazzi was heading to– because he connects us to present day Iraq- As do these weapons. Excerpting from previous post-
Nikola : “Tinazzi, is a nazi reporter who works with military branch of Italian intelligence. In Lybia, he's try to kidnap and kill, by his new friends of ragtag of the TNC, a jamahiriyan member who hosted him for four months. In Syria, he travel from Hatay to Aleppo, alongside with the salafi-taqfirist terrorists killers of the FSA.”

You can only imagine how this disclosure took hold of my interest? Cristiano reminded me of another so called journalist. More aptly a journalist/spook”
At that time, I referred to Marie (the pirate) Colvin- However, Mr( lost his head) Foley comes to mind presently- Journalist spooks involved, deeply involved, with the NATO state destruction machine.
Mr Tinazzi fits that mold In the previous post, I had included Mr Tinazzi’s itinerary 
Let’s look at Cristiano's itinerary?
08/03/12     Aleppo , Syria
07/28/12     Rome , Italy
06/20/12     Tunisi , Tunisia
06/15/12     Tripoli , Libya
10/14/11     Tunisi , Tunisia
08/21/11     Tripoli , Libya
03/30/11     Tripoli , Libya
08/03/10     Baghdad , Iraq
07/08/10     Baghdad , Iraq
03/29/09     Rome , Italy
03/23/09     Tripoli , Libya

Take particular notice of the fact that Mr Tinazzi is heading for Iraq

    11/07/13     Bassora , Iraq

From his current location:

    cristiano tinazzi is currently in Aleppo , Syria
Cristiano is going to Iraq. Bassora, Iraq
Is Bassora, the same as Basrah? Looks to be. Basrah Iraq. Quite near the Iranian border.
Why Basrah?
What could soon be going on in Basrah, Iraq that will require the presence of the spooky “journalist”  arms smuggler, Cristiano Tinazzi.?

Perhaps a separatist movement. An ‘autonomous’ region wanting to break away from the alleged tyranny of Maliki... Is NATO looking to get  a divisive destabilization campaign going in Iraq?!
How correct did I call that one?! Geez, I even shocked myself when reviewing that!

Curious and Curiouser?!

Don't Miss: Smartphones hampering kids' human emotion reading skills
Because humanity's survival is paramount to humans

Smartphones hampering kids' human emotion reading skills

First, no less an important story then the ongoing situation in the ME. I often say humanity is in dire straights
Though there are a large number of us- we are an endangered species.
And many willingly participate in the destruction of our humanity as we are increasingly corralled.
Does destroying the ability of children, future generations, to develop emotional  reading skills benefit the human family? Or the powers that shouldn't be?
Clearly the answer is this hampering of human development emotional and otherwise benefits the elite classes of tyrannical assess. So, you can keep moving along or you can break away from the herd? Which choice are you making? Keep in mind, your choice as an individuals affects us all as a group. Choose well.
Hampering emotional development/hampers social skills and makes children less human
The increase use of digital media now days and less time spent for face-to-face interaction have led to decline in social skills among kids.
UCLA study mentioned that the implications of the research are that people need more face-to-face interaction, and that even when people use digital media for social interaction, they're spending less time developing social skills and learning to read nonverbal cues.
Patricia Greenfield, a distinguished professor of psychology in the UCLA College, said that many people are looking at the benefits of digital media in education, and not many are looking at the costs like decreased sensitivity to emotional cues, losing the ability to understand the emotions of other people and the displacement of in-person social interaction by screen interaction seems to be reducing social skills.
Yalda Uhls, a senior researcher with the UCLA's Children's Digital Media Center, said that people can't learn nonverbal emotional cues from a screen in the way they can learn it from face-to-face communication.
The research will be in the October print edition of Computers in Human Behavior.

Friday, August 22, 2014

"Assad Policies Aided the Rise of ISIS"- Narrative Creation at work!

We're going long boys & girls- But, it's going to be worth it!
Seriously, I cannot begin to describe how furious this lie filled piece of propaganda masquerading as fact, from Wall Street Journal, made me feel.

I have written and read so much about Syria that, yes indeed,  I feel confident in saying that WSJ has published garbage.
WSJ- Islamic State, or ISIS, Gained Momentum Early On From Calculated Decision by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Go Easy on It

First paragraph from this narrative creating article
The Islamic State, which metastasized from a group of militants seeking to overthrow the Syrian government into a marauding army gobbling up chunks of the Middle East, gained momentum early on from a calculated decision by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to go easy on it, according to people close to the regime.
Wrong. ISIS originated in Iraq and entered Syria. ISIS or IS as they are now branding it did not originate in Syria. Or should I say metastasize to promote the Obama meme equating ISIS &cancer? Total PR/spin work.

FLASHBACK! Monday, June 16, 2014- ISIS- A US created "stay behind" using Iraqs plundered wealth.
If we understand ISIS to be a left behind army, working on behalf of another master, then the application of  pressure on Maliki amp;; the collusion between the Kurds of Iraq and ISIS makes perfect sense.

Where or when did ISI/ ISIS/ISIL get started? 

Note: I am going to call this Left behind army - ISIS from here on in. Because they are one Army broken down in subdivisions like any standard army- top down organization. So ISIS. Easier to recall.

CFR AND  Al-Monitor
- The roots of ISIS go back to Oct. 15, 2006, when what is known as the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) was established.
-The group emerged in the ashes of the U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein as al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) 
-After a U.S. counterterrorism campaign and Sunni efforts to maintain local security in what was known as the Tribal Awakening, AQI violence diminished from its peak in 2006–2007. But since the withdrawal of U.S. forces in late 2011, the group has increased attacks on mainly Shiite targets in what is seen as an attempt to reignite conflict between Iraq's Sunni minority and the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki”
ISIS originated, rising from the ashes like a goddam phoenix, in Iraq! 
WSJ Paragraph 2- Earlier in the three-year-old Syrian uprising, Mr. Assad decided to mostly avoid fighting the Islamic State to enable it to cannibalize the more secular rebel group supported by the West, the Free Syrian Army, said Izzat Shahbandar, an Assad ally and former Iraqi lawmaker who was Baghdad's liaison to Damascus. The goal, he said, was to force the world to choose between the regime and extremists
Mr Assad has been fighting "ISIS" all along, because there are ZERO moderate or secular rebels in Syria, supported by the West. That's right none. Not a one! Long time readers will knowI call these fighters NATO/Israel's Islamist army cause that is exactly what they are
I don't care what brand they are being promoting  as- they are NATO/Israel's Islamist fighters
 Cont with WSJ lies- The Islamic State, also known by the acronyms ISIS and ISIL, has emerged recently as a major threat to the entire region and beyond. Its seizure of territory in neighboring Iraq triggered American airstrikes, and its execution this week of kidnapped American journalist James Foley prompted President Barack Obama to vow to continue the U.S. air war against the group in Iraq and to relentlessly pursue the killers. General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the group can't be defeated without choking off its operations in Syria.
"ISIS", aka Nato/Israel's Islamist army, seizure of territory in it's birthplace of Iraq was not a surprise to the US- It was infact very beneficial to the US and company so they could enact a regime change, create the new petro state of Kurdistan and start bombing Syria!

Flashback yet again!  -June 14/14 & August 14/14

Iraq regime change operation- First mentioned by me, here one the blog, two months before Obomba achieved his goal-
Achieved as reported here August 14 Maliki stands down- US Regime change accomplished via ISIS terror proxy
First mentioned to readers - June 14/14. (on the 14th day, same as today) 
 Obama delivered ultimatum to Maliki via ISIS- Comply or............
I am not sure what Obama is aiming for?  But am now certain the election win by Maliki triggered the use of ISIS to help bring about the Obama administrations desired results.
 “It’s going to be very interesting to see the impact of this crisis on  that process,” the official said.

There you have it! The crisis was created to impact the election process.
The thumb screws being applied is more then clear in the paragraph below
So Iraq regime change via ISIS terror proxy benefits NATO/US/Israel.

Kurdistan creation- It's being worked on. And has been mentioned in far too many posts for me to relink
Feel free to look back- But this is interesting, I had it saved for today.
 It’s time we contemplated the possibility of a post-conflict Kurdistan
Oh, really? I am sure that has been contemplated for a hell of a long time now!
It’s time we contemplated, quite seriously, the possibility of a post-conflict Kurdistan. It would mean changing the borders of Iraq; it would mean infuriating Turkey, but it’s looking increasingly like reality.
Of course what the blathering idiot from the Spectator didn't mention is creating a post conflict Kurdistan would require altering the borders of Syria But, then that might give away a bit too much of the agenda, right?
Kurdistan creation in Syria- a foregone conclusion according to this guy- Syrian Kurdistan's status will be recognised: FM Salih Gedo  22.8.2014  - How does he know? 

Plans to bomb sovereign Syrian territory- let's count the reports?

1-Above lie filled screed from WSJ

2- If the Islamic State is to be stopped in Iraq, it must be stopped in Syria too

 3- Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' vision 
 "To your question, can they be defeated without addressing that part of their organization which resides in Syria? The answer is no," he said. "That will have to be addressed on both sides of what is essentially at this point a nonexistent border.
"And that will come when we have a coalition in the region that takes on the task of defeating ISIS over time," Dempsey added
4- Time  U.S. Weighs Military Action Against ISIS in Syria
Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday that any strategy against ISIS would have to include action against militants in Syria, and Rhodes didn’t disagree with that assertion Friday.
“Well, we certainly agree that any strategy to deal with the [ISIS] organization has to deal with both sides of the border, Iraq and Syria.
Of course all this talk of bombing Syria was made possible by that very convenient, faked beheading of whoever we are supposed to believe was in that video. A timely beheading that, of course, benefits the US/NATO/Israel agenda so perfectly. Cause the beheading does nothing for Syria!

False Flag- Cui Bono? - James Foley “beheading” fans the war flames-Problem, Reaction, Solution

WSJ's  lying, of course,continues - Now WSJ is going to inform you of this non-truth
 The Assad regime now appears to be shifting away from its early reluctance to engage the group.
In June, Syria launched airstrikes on the group's headquarters in Raqqa in northern Syria, the first large-scale offensive against the militant group since it rose to power a year ago.
 As I have already made abundantly clear over these 3 plus years- Syria has been fighting NATO's Islamic Terror groups funded and trained by the US/Israel/Turkey and the GCC nations  all along!

Flashback yet again to October 22/2013
Al-Qaeda-Linked Group Is Seen Complicating the Drive for Peace in Syria

 This is one older example of the  moderates vs extremist  narrative. (or at least as far back as I could find right now, but, I think there are other posts addressing this nonsense)  Branding some of the NATO Islamists as 'terrorists' vs moderates. They are all terrorists- They have been terrorizing Syrians for more then 3 years now- They are bought, paid, armed, trained, fed, medically treated for with Western/NATO/US/Israeli/British/French/Canadian and GCC dollars
 "Oh it isn't just 'al  Qaeda' complicating the drive for peace. Pay attention to what John Kerry is saying.

By challenging moderate Syrian rebels,(? phony narrative, there are no moderates) the group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has forced them to fight on two fronts and divert resources from their battle with the government of President Bashar al-Assad, the official said.
Kerry then went on about Assad running for re-election and how this wasn't beneficial to peace
 If he thinks he’s going to solve problems by running for re-election I can say to him, I think, with certainty this war will not end as long as that’s the case or he is there,” Mr. Kerry said, referring to Mr. Assad.
Kerry and company made dam sure the war on Syria didn't end. He said with certainty the war was going to go on and he made it so! Kerry didn't care what the Syrian's wanted. So, when Mr Assad handily won the election well the US just had to do something

And if you pay attention to dates, because they are important, Bashar Assad was soundly re-elected by Syrians- who voted in droves, including while in refugee camps of other nations, June of this year!

Flashback again!- June 3/2014

 Syria- Assad's election win/Obama sudden change of 'mind'

Recap- Assad wins big. In a timely fashion ISIS advances in Iraq in order to enable the regime change of the democratically elected leader in Iraq. Allowing for US troop buildup, bombing runs, lots of armed killers and prepping for what? It appears as if a  long planned move on Syria is in the works! Convenient!
 June 03/14- "While the Syrians make their choice, democratically, at the ballot box the global fascist dictator, Obama, plots against the tiny sovereign, daring to be independent, nation. 
 Gulf News-Obama’s sudden change of mind on Syria
President Barack Obama’s foreign policy speech at West Point last week was in large part a list of all the things he doesn’t want to do. He doesn’t want to withdraw from the world. At the same time, he doesn’t want to use military force to solve every problem. Above all, he doesn’t want to get stuck in another war in the Middle East, or anywhere else, for that matter.
But there’s an exception to the Obama Doctrine of restraint: terrorism. Obama is ready and willing to use US military power — indirectly if possible, directly if needed — against terrorists who pose a threat to the US

Digression- So, how convenient to the US/NATO/Israel agenda of destabilizing Syria is it,that the false flag/psyop beheading of James Foley (American) was took place in Syria? Very convenient!  James Foley beheading was terrorist attack against the US

June 03/14 continues-That’s why, even as he has withdrawn troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, the president has sent military advisors to Africa. And that’s why, almost unnoticed, he has approved a gradual but significant escalation of US action on the most complicated and dangerous battlefield of all: Syria.
And finally I want to end this very lengthy post by first saying thanks for staying with it
And then, share this quote left by an anonymous commenter
h/t anonymous

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary"
– H. L. Mencken

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ukraine (Kiev) suffers heavy losses in counter attack

This article is very, very contrary to many of the main stream media news items from today
It simply begged to have more attention paid to it.
More at the link below
Heavy Losses suffered in counter attack
MOSCOW--Ukraine suffered heavy losses Thursday in a counterattack along a key supply route to the separatist capital of Donetsk, signaling that despite steady advances by government forces pro-Russian rebel fighters still pose a significant threat.

Losses have mounted recently and the fierce fighting adds more pressure on Kiev to seek a compromise at peace talks next week in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, where Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian leader Vladimir Putin are scheduled to meet face-to-face for the first time in two months.
If Kiev was doing well, would they even consider seeking a compromise?
The attack in the town of Ilovaisk left 19 fighters from pro-Kiev volunteer battalions dead and 42 wounded, said senior Interior Ministry aide Anton Gerashchenko, without giving a time frame. The government has been steadily eating away at rebel-controlled territory and had said it regained control of Ilovaisk on Wednesday.
Col. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for Ukraine'sNational Security and Defense Council, said the government had repulsed the insurgent counterattacks and that reinforcements had been sent to help bolster the town's defenses. Separatist leaders, however, said they had surrounded Ukrainian units in the town and prevented reinforcements from getting there.

The losses in Ilovaisk, "shows how fierce the fighting is there," Mr. Gerashchenko wrote in a post on his Facebook page. The four battalions fighting in Ilovaisk are from four volunteer units, and Mr. Gerashchenko said they were acting effectively as army units but without heavy weaponry.

Kiev forces have increasingly relied on the committed but poorly trained volunteer units in recent weeks. Mr. Gerashchenko wrote in his post Thursday that a problem in the operation was a lack of coordination with the army, which provides artillery support for operations.

The months long conflict has begun to weigh heavily on Ukraine's already weakened economy. On Thursday, Economy Minister Pavlo Sheremeta said he had submitted his resignation because he was unhappy with the pace of reforms and the appointment of a trade representative without his approval.

Mr. Sheremeta's departed with a broadside at the government's attempts to overhaul its moribund economy, which is forecast to contract by more than 6% this year.

"We need to change this whole paradigm: The system, the people, the processes," Mr. Sheremeta said Thursday.

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, an economist who threatened to quit last month over the slow pace of reform, has warned that restoring infrastructure in eastern Ukraine could cost billions of dollars and that the conflict was hamstringing much-needed economic overhauls.

At the same time, Col. Lysenko pointed to government progress in the battle for control of the rebel's easternmost stronghold of Luhansk. Over the weekend, Ukraine took control of a district police station not far from the city and on Wednesday, Col. Lysenko claimed troops had taken control of "a significant part" of the city," without specifying what additional gains had been made.

The rebels deny that the government has made any serious advances into the city. On Thursday, Col. Lysenko said that fierce fighting continues to take place there and that soldiers working in small mobile groups were moving to take out rebel units and checkpoints.
Interesting, no?