Friday, September 22, 2017

US & Russian Militaries Hold Face to Face

According to US reports. Reports which were made after the fact.
Military Times

Senior American and Russian military leaders met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session somewhere in the Middle East this week to discuss the increasing tensions around one of the remaining Islamic State strongholds in Syria.

Syrian government forces, Russian special forces and U.S.-backed militants are all battling ISIS around the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province.

The meeting, however, also suggests an expanded U.S. and Russian effort to coordinate their efforts, raising questions about how the Pentagon ISIS adhering to an American prohibition against military-to-military cooperation with Moscow. Congress enacted that law in the wake of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014.

Army Col. Ryan Dillon told Pentagon reporters on Thursday that U.S. and Russian general officers shared maps, graphics and information about where their forces are battling around Deir el-Zour. He would not provide details on when or where the meeting occurred, beyond saying it took place in recent days somewhere in the region.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Russian Defense Ministry: No Tolerance for Shelling of Syrian Army from US & Kurdish Proxies..

Continuing with the very dynamic situation in Syria

 Recent Minimal background:

* Wednesday Sept. 20/2017 - Idlib, Syria- US initiates attacks- Russia and Syria Eradicate US Proxies

US/Trump & Israel: First “official” US Military Base Opens

*Tuesday Sept 19/2017- US Led Coalition & KurdIShIS Proxies Attacking Syrian Army, Impeding Terrorism Fight

*Sunday Sept 17/2017-Head of YPG/PKK /SDF “Damascus Declared War on Us”

 TODAY 

SANA
Russia has communicated to the US it will not tolerate this activity. Russia has it’s own special forces embedded alongside Syrian army they are not willing to take casualties.

“The Syrian governmental troops have been shelled twice from the areas on the western bank of the Euphrates controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces and the US military,” Konashenkov said.”

Konashenkov said that Servicemen of Russia’s special operations forces and Syrian Arab army units are currently working together to destroy ISIS terrorists , adding that Russia warned a representative of the US command in Qatar, that “any attempts of shelling from the areas where the militants of the Syrian Democratic Forces are based will be immediately curbed.”
In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 photo, a Russian soldier stands guard as a military helicopter takes off at an airport in Deir eI-Zor, Syria. (AP Photo)


Konashenkov also made another statement regarding that KurdIShIS symbiosis


“Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday that Russian monitoring and reconnaissance means haven’t recorded over a week any clashes between ISIS and SDF groups depite the latter have entered many ISIS areas.”
Military Times

“Syrian forces have twice come under massive mortar and rocket artillery fire coming from the areas on the eastern bank of the Euphrates where SDF fighters and U.S. special forces are deployed,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.
See previous post regarding these US/Kurdish attacks
“Attempts to open fire from SDF-controlled areas would be immediately met with retaliation,” he said. “The firing positions in those areas will be immediately destroyed with all the arsenal at our disposal.”

Both sides are seeking to expand their control of the province bordering Iraq. Many oil fields, including al-Omar, Syria’s largest, are scattered on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.
 Just a reminder, before the US and their KurdIShIS proxies began the destablization- Deir ez Zor was, and to my mind, still is a province of Syria.. US/Kurdish plans for annexation aside.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Idlib, Syria- US initiates attacks- Russia and Syria Eradicate US Proxies

Hell, there is so much going on! I gotta tear myself away from the news out of Syria and the wider region. It’s been a brutal 24 hours in Idlib.
 Idlib. An actual demilitarized zone. Rebels participated in Astana talks.
Agreed to by Russia, Iran, Turkey, will the participation and understanding of the Syrian gov. alongside the rebel representatives.
 
Covered here: Russia says Close to Syria Deal with Turkey, Iran
 
The deal was done. An uprising was fomented with the encouragement of the US, absolutely undoubtedly. The timing is too relevent to what is occurring presently in Syria
 SAA and allies make advances in Deir ez Zor.- Coincidence? I think not.
Attempt to distract SAA from their advances in Deir ez Zor? Definitely!
 The US is claiming SAA has breached their claimed demilitarized zone- The US, in my opinion, claims one third of Syria as a no go zone- Unlawfully, illegal and immorally. 

Not that the Usrael concerns itself with those things.
Idlib:  850 jihadists killed as Russian warplanes help Syrian Army repel Idlib offensive
 Russian warplanes and Syrian forces have repelled an offensive by jihadists in a de-escalation zone in Idlib governorate in Syria. The forces killed some 850 militants and destroyed 11 tanks and other assets, Russia’s General Staff reported.

The jihadists attacked the positions of government forces stationed to the north and northeast of the city of Hama. The positions are part of a designated de-escalation zone, which covers Idlib governorate, the powerbase of a number of anti-government armed groups in Syria, the Russian military said.

The Russian General Staff said the militants tried to capture a unit of the Russian military police, which have a mandate to monitor the ceasefire in the Idlib de-escalation zone. The unit was forced to fight against a larger enemy presence for several hours, but prevailed thanks to the support of a local militia.

The Russian command in Syria ordered an operation to repel the militants’ assault, including airstrikes and a ground offensive conducted by the military police and special operations forces, General Sergey Rudskoy, spokesman for the Russian General Staff, added in the statement.

The Russian unit was successfully rescued. Three troops from the special operations forces were injured, but the Russian forces suffered no fatalities, Rudskoy said.

The General Staff said the jihadist offensive had been stopped. The militants’ estimated losses include some 850 fighters, 11 tanks, three infantry fighting vehicles, 46 armed pickup trucks, five mortars, 20 freighter trucks and 38 ammo supply points.

The statement says Syrian government forces supported by Russian warplanes launched a counteroffensive and recaptured territories previously seized by the jihadists.
More:
"Despite agreements signed on September 15 in Astana, al-Nusra Front terrorists and allied militants, who do not want to uphold a cease-fire, launched a strong offensive on the positions of the government troops on September 19 to the north and northeast of the city of Hama in the Idlib de-escalation zone," the General Staff's statement said.

The militants' attack was "initiated by US secret services to stop the successful advance of the government troops to the east of Deir ez-Zor," it adds.
A Russian military police unit of 29 personnel was encircled as the militants sought to capture it and was repelling the attacks for several hours together with a local tribe that had signed a cease-fire agreement. A group of Russian Spetsnaz and Syrian special operations forces came to the rescue, backed by Su-25 strike fighters. The military police unit broke the siege and left the area. Three servicemen were wounded.

The Syrian Army, supported by Russian warplanes, launched a counterattack and have almost completely reclaimed their positions in the Idlib de-escalation zone. The operation to destroy terrorists will continue, the General Staff said.
 Send good thoughts to the Mexican people:

2nd Powerful Mexican Quake- Devastating Damage

 hattip to anonymous commenter!
MILITANT OFFENSIVE IN IDLIB DE-ESCALATION ZONE INITIATED BY U.S. SPECIAL SERVICES TO STOP SUCCESSFUL ADVANCE OF SYRIAN TROOPS EAST OF DEIR-EZ-ZOR - RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY

Repost- Trump's Presidency: A Dangerous Deception

This was initially posted January 18/2017:

Trump's Presidency: A Dangerous Deception

For some reason this 10 month old post feels very timely. We have the US openly supporting terrorists in Syria- in order to destroy yet another nation.

We have the establishment of an "official" base of operation in Israel along with the new Iron Dome battery becoming operational

I shudder to think where this might be heading.........................

Briefly revisiting the January post:

I wrote about the psychology of influence.
Personally speaking here. I've never been a believer in "the Donald" as the leader of any sort of grassroots/populist movement. Nor do I buy the common presentation of the media being opposed to him. I'm also not a fan of the whole 'deep state' is against Mr Trump. I see the psychology of influence at play. Link
 The response to scarcity is, like the other weapons of influence, often a shortcut which usually pays dividends. And we are prompted to react because a missed opportunity is a loss of freedom.
Donald Trumps Slogan "Make American Great, Again"

American's would loathe the missed opportunity of making America great, again

  The theory of psychological reactance developed by Jack Brehm states that "whenever free choice is limited or threatened, the need to retain our freedoms makes us desire them (as well as the goods and services associated with them) significantly more than previously" (245). We react against anything that threatens to limit our freedoms. A plexiglas barrier placed between 2-year old boys and a toy prompted them to make special efforts to obtain that toy rather than another one without a barrier.
The media created the plexiglass barrier and the masses reacted

After the initial intro a lengthy article and interview from William Engdahl was included. 


Engdahl: "I state clearly my conviction, and please recall this as Trump Presidency policies unfold after January 20, 2017 to see if I am correct or not: Donald Trump was put into office to prepare America for war, a war the banks of Wall Street and the US military industrial complex are not presently in a position economically or industrially or otherwise, geopolitically, to win. His job will be to reposition the United States for them to reverse the trend to disintegration of American global hegemony, to, as the Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz Project for the New American Century put it in their September, 2000 report, “rebuild America’s defenses.” 
 Donald Trump was put into office to prepare America for war...... 

That is one way that Trump can"make America great again" Rally around the flag. Fire the rhetoric and get the emotions flowing. Hell, an idea of making America great, a belief in making American great can substitute for really, truly making America great. 

Healing the sick culture. Healing families.  Real healthcare. Not sickness creation and profiteering. Strong people. Healthy people. Cohesion. That what makes a nation strong.
Trump never promised any of that. He uttered feel good phrases and little more

You can revisit that old post? Or not. It's your choice entirely. I, however, would feel remiss if attention wasn't drawn to that specific information at this specific time.

Send good thoughts to the Mexican people:

2nd Powerful Mexican Quake- Devastating Damage

US/Trump & Israel: First “official” US Military Base Opens

Had this saved from yesterday:
Jewishnews
United States opens first official outpost in the Jewish state, with operations starting on Monday following a ceremony
Meaning the US has unofficial outposts in Israel. Clearly!
The base started operating Monday following a ceremony at the end of last week to inaugurate the facility that included Israeli and American military personnel. It will operate independently from within an Israeli military base in southern Israel that houses an air Defence school, according to the Israel Defence Forces.

Several dozen American soldiers will be stationed at the base.

“For the first time the flag of the United States, our most important ally, will be raised in an IDF base,” Brigadier Gen. Zvika Haimovich, the IDF’s head of Air Defence, said in a statement. “This expresses more than anything the long-standing partnership and the strategic commitment between the countries and the armies.”

The opening of the base comes a week after a new Iron Dome anti-missile battery became operational.

“There is no coincidence between the two events,” Haimovich said. “They add another layer to the Defence of the State of Israel against the high-trajectory threats that surround us from near and far.”

Planning for the U.S. base began two years ago.
It's not a coincidence that planning for this official base began two years ago either!

I’ll spare everyone the video available at the link.
Trump Meets Netanyahu via the Press Office. Typical tripe.

President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel met today in New York to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel. The President underscored the unwavering commitment of the United States to Israel’s security. The two sides discussed their continued cooperation across a range of issues and stressed their goals of countering Iran’s malign influence in the region and resolving the Syria crisis in a manner consistent with American and Israeli security interests. They also discussed their continuing efforts to achieve an enduring Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, the optimism in the region about peace, and expanding economic opportunities to improve conditions for peace. The President assured the Prime Minister that under his and Ambassador Haley’s leadership, the United States will oppose unfair treatment of Israel at the United Nations.
"resolving the Syria crisis in a manner consistent with American and Israeli security interests"

No concern for the Syrians, Iraqis, Turks, Iranians- It's all about Israel, Israel 2.0 & the US.  All that claimed democracy bringing.... Gone!

2nd Powerful Mexican Quake- Devastating Damage

Pancho Villa has asked that we send prayers and good thoughts to the Mexican people after their 2nd terrible earthquake.  I'm mustering all I have amigo. And surely many others are sending their heart energy your way. Stay strong. Stay safe.

Tragedy comes in so many ways............... 




New Scientist:

Mexico has been rocked by its second big earthquake in less than two weeks and could be hit by more.

The magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico just after 6pm local time on Tuesday. Its epicentre was located 120 kilometres south-east of Mexico City at a depth of 51km.

Dozens of buildings in Mexico City collapsed and over 200 people are reported dead.

The latest tremor came 11 days after a magnitude 8.1 earthquake occurred off the coast of southern Mexico, killing 98 people.

Both quakes were sparked by heightened tension between the Cocos tectonic plate, which borders the western coast of Mexico, and the North American tectonic plate. As the Cocos plate slid underneath its North American neighbour, it fractured in two different places, known as faults.

“What happened yesterday was most likely a tearing motion in the subducting Cocos plate,” says David Rothery of the Open University in the UK.

The two fractures were several hundred kilometres apart, suggesting the 8 September earthquake did not trigger the 19 September one, says Stephen Hicks at the University of Southampton in the UK. “They were both caused by bending and tension in the Cocos plate, but in different ways. The second earthquake was not an aftershock but a separate quake entirely.”

It is unclear why the two tectonic plates are currently clashing so violently. The depth of the subduction zone – where the Cocos plate is thrusting under the North American plate – makes it difficult to assess how the strain is building up, says Hicks.

The danger is that the two tremors will prompt more, says Hicks. “It’s possible they have increased the stress on nearby faults,” he says. “I also suspect that the magnitude 7.1 earthquake will have its own aftershock sequence, which of course presents a significant hazard.”

According to the US Geological Survey, there have been 19 major earthquakes recorded within a 250km radius of the latest quake. Exactly 32 years ago, on 19 September 1985, a collision between the Cocos and North American plates caused a magnitude 8.0 earthquake that devastated Mexico City and killed 10,000 people.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

US Led Coalition & KurdIShIS Proxies Attacking Syrian Army, Impeding Terrorism Fight

Breaking news!
Exactly who the terrorists are can no longer be hidden by the always obfuscating main stream  media and their lying alternative media partners.
I've added additional info regarding tactics employed by the PKK/YPG/SDF against the Syrian's in there quest to retake their territory- scroll down

via Sputnik
"The Syrian Army, fighting terrorists in the Deir ez-Zor province, has been subjected to strong counterattacks from the north where Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and US special task units are operating, the Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman Mj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said on Tuesday.
"Over the past day, the assault groups of the Syrian government troops, with the support of the Russian Aerospace Forces, crossed the Euphrates, and continued to expand the seized bridgehead east of Deir ez-Zor, despite the stiff resistance of Daesh militants," Konashenkov told reporters.
Attacked by Daesh militants coming from the sanctuary, safety and security of the US and their proxy Kurds. Oh, my, imagine my shock!
"According to Syrian commanders' reports from the front line, the Syrian Army encounters the most severe counterattacks and fire from the northern direction. That is, where SDF forces and US special operations units are located, who are allegedly administering medical aid to these militants instead of liberating Raqqa. You don't have to possess profound military knowledge to see consistency in all these 'coincidences'," the spokesman said.
 That is so hilarious! You definitely don't have to possess profound military knowledge to see the freakin' obvious! Oh, yeah, I am not a coincidence theorist, never have been, never will be. 
Have I mentioned that before ;)
 "As the end of Daesh in Syria comes ever closer, the more obvious it becomes who is really fighting Daesh and who has been imitating the fight for three years. If the US-led international coalition does not want to combat terrorism in Syria, then it should at least not impede those who are doing it continuously and efficiently."

"the more obvious it becomes who is really fighting Daesh and who has been imitating the fight for three years"

Additional info begins here: Via SANA

Mj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov
“The closer the end of the ISIS in Syria, the clearer it is who is really fighting with the ISIS and who has been imitating this fight for three years. So, if the US-led international coalition does not want to fight against terrorism in Syria, let it just be out of the way of those who are doing it continuously and effectively.”

Repeating from that extended quotation- part of which is in the earlier info above:

 So, if the US-led international coalition does not want to fight against terrorism in Syria, let it just be out of the way of those who are doing it continuously and effectively.”

The Kurds employed water as a weapon against the SAA:
He noted that water discharges from the Euphrates dams by the armed groups supported by the US hamper the advance of Syrian Arab Army units in their operations against terrorism in the surroundings of Deir Ezzor province.
Thus, the water situation on the Euphrates has deteriorated dramatically in the past 24 hours. As soon as the Syrian government troops began to cross the river, water level in the Euphrates rose within hours and the current velocity nearly doubled to two meters per second,” he said.
“Since there have been no rains, the only source of such changes in the water situation is man-induced water discharge at dams upstream the Euphrates. These facilities are held by armed groups controlled by the US-led coalition,” he stressed.
 I've written several posts about the situation with the dams...
 

 

Yet, again!. Sweet, sweet vindication. Not that I needed the Russian General to validate that which has been obvious to me, though obfuscated by others, for some time now.

Recently: Head of YPG/PKK /SDF “Damascus Declared War on Us” 

 So, call the terrorists ISIS?. Or rebrand them SDF? Makes no difference-
Both ISIS and YPG/PKK/SDF (pick your brand/rebrand) have always had the same agenda.
Stealing territory and setting up their own administration(s). Call it a ‘caliphate?’ Rebrand it “Rojova” for Syria? Rebrand that to Greater Kurdistan if the ISIS/Kurds can join the annexed territory of Iraq and Syria?
Six of one/half a dozen of the other (two ways of describing the same dam thing!)
 Usrael
Kurds...................................ISIS

  Flashback to 2014- When I first wrote about the symbiosis between the Kurds and ISIS

From earlier today:

*Also Scott @ Willy Loman blog has written a must read all encompassing piece regarding the situation in Syria and beyond -  Scott has been the only other blogger, beside myself, writing about the regional remake including the push for an Israel 2.0. aka Kurdistan. I was completely unaware of his work until a commenter tipped me off- and thank goodness for that! It was getting lonely- being derided and marginalized- Then I had Scott to get derided and be marginalized with- hehehehe..

As Syrians Recapture “Rojava” from Our Newest “Freedom Fighters”, the Covetous Deep State Jockeys for War by Any Means Necessary