February 10, 2016

Turkish PM Davutoglu Makes Dangerous And Provocative Statements, Further Signaling An Insane Invasion of Syria

The "muscular" rhetoric of these two warmongering numbskulls has helped bring Syria to ruin, and could potentially bring America and Russia closer to a military confrontation.

First the enemies of Syria came by night. Now they come by day.

First they came through the back door. Now they come through the front door.

First they came with proxy armies and terrorist groups under the religious protection of Islam. Now they come with national armies and mercenaries under the political protection of NATO.

First they came under the Western slogans of freedom and democracy. Now they come under the Islamist slogans inspired by anti-Shiite and anti-Kurdish bigotry.

First they came to chop heads and take women and children as captives. Now they come to do the same.

An excerpt from, "Syria invasion plan? Turkey will defend its ‘Aleppo brothers,’ says PM Davutoglu" RT, February 10, 2016:
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu pledged to return a “historical debt” to Turkey’s “Aleppo brothers” who helped defend the country in the early 20th century, just days after Russia warned of Ankara’s intentions to invade Syria as the rebels there falter.

“We will return our historic debt. At one time, our brothers from Aleppo defended our cities of Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras, now we will defend the heroic Aleppo. All of Turkey stands behind its defenders,” Davutoglu said at the meeting of the Party of Justice and Development parliamentary faction, which he heads.

 Davutoglu was apparently referring to World War One and subsequent events in the Turkish War of Independence, seemingly glorifying the defense and retaking of Turkish cities from the Allied forces. Yet, he failed to mention that the Turks had been drawn into the war by Ottoman imperial ambitions. Turkey had entered the conflict by shelling the Russian port of Odessa from the sea. It then suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Russian troops in the war’s southern theater, before the Ottoman Empire was occupied and divided by the Allies. At the time, the three cities Davutoglu named saw thousands of Armenians and other minorities slaughtered by Turkish nationalists as part of the Armenian Genocide, which Ankara denies to this day.
An excerpt from, "Foreign Policy Diary – Turkey’s Military Intervention to Syria" South Front, February 10, 2016:
Experts suggest Turkey is ready to deploy some 18,000 troops with substantial artillery and air support to occupy a 30-kilometer deep territory across the border running from the city of Jarabulus westward to the city of Azaz. The operation would cover an area under ISIS control, and it would provide a direct military assistance to terrorists and facilitate establishing of a buffer zone for the vestiges of their forces in Northern Syria. It would drastically escalate the tensions with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). However, the Turkish military is fully capable of completing the first move aimed to push the SAA and the SDF from the aforementioned area and occupy a significant part of Northern Syria.

This step will likely face a hard answer of the Russian military grouping located in the country. The Russian land and navy air-defense systems and fighter jets are fully capable to neutralize the Turkish air force which will allow the Syrian government to counter-attack the Turkish intervention forces. Thus, the anti-terrorist forces will get a chance to exercise a counter-attack which will be likely supported by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces.
Title:  Foreign Policy Diary – Turkey's Military Intervention to Syria. Source: South Front. Date Published: February 10, 2016.

Assad's Own Allies Want Him Gone, But Defeating ISIS Takes Higher Priority For Now

Defeating ISIS does not mean defending Assad. Source.

An excerpt from, "Vladimir Putin asked Bashar al-Assad to step down" by Sam Jones, Erika Solomon and Kathrin Hille, FT, January 22, 2016:
Just weeks before his death on January 3, Colonel-General Igor Sergun, director of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency, was sent to Damascus on a delicate mission. 

The general, who is believed to have cut his teeth as a Soviet operative in Syria, bore a message from Vladimir Putin for President Bashar al-Assad: the Kremlin, the Syrian dictator’s most powerful international protector, believed it was time for him to step aside. 

Mr Assad angrily refused.

Two senior western intelligence officials have given the Financial Times details of Sergun’s mission. The Russian foreign ministry referred a request for comment to the defence ministry, which said it was unable to comment.

But on Friday, in response to a question from a journalist, asking if the Russian leader had asked Mr Assad to step down, a spokesman for Mr Putin said: “No, that’s not so.”

Russia’s failed gamble in Damascus left Mr Assad more entrenched than before, and hopes for a diplomatic solution to the vicious civil war appear again to be ebbing away. 
An excerpt from, "14 hard truths on Syria no one wants to admit" by Max Fisher, Vox, February 10, 2016:
Putin has little control over Assad, whom he reportedly tried in December to push out; the Syrian leader has been playing Russia and Iran off one another for months. The frequent demand that America "stand up to Putin," however it is defined, is not a path to a solution for Syria's war, but it is a very appealing political statement, so expect to hear it many times over the next year.

The Real News - Trump's Senior Policy Advisor Defends Curbing Immigration To Boost US Economy

The end of the corrupt Republicans and Democrats is near. Donald Trump is the exit ramp. 

"Indeed, when it comes to foreign policy he is a lot closer to Sanders than to any of his Republican rivals. And on trade policy, too, the Sanderistas and the Trumpists sound eerily alike: both movements are protests against the hollowing out of America’s industrial capacity and the rise of paper-pushing financiers as the robber barons of a New Gilded Age. The divide between them is not so much ideological as demographic: Sanders holds the loyalty of the under-30 crowd, while Trump garners the allegiance of their parents and grandparents. What unites them is their rebellion against the political class and a system built on cronyism and perpetual warfare." - Justin Raimondo, "New Hampshire: The Triumph of Populism."

Title: Trump's Senior Policy Advisor Defends Curbing Immigration To Boost US Economy. Source: The Real News. Date Published: February 10, 2016. Description:
Stephen Miller argues that wall blocking immigrants is the best option for American workers and defends Trump as an anti-interventionist.

Resident of Calais speaks. This is the death of civilization.

"French authorities are also struggling to stop illegal migrants crossing its border from Italy, where more than 60,000 people are thought to have arrived by boat from Africa already this year." (Source).

Title: Resident of Calais speaks. This is the death of civilization. Source: Vlad Tepesblog. Date Published: February 9, 2016. Description: 
Heart breaking description of how a government can destroy a city and a people. If ever there was an example of why a free people need a 1st and 2nd amendment style protection, this is it. Please watch it all.

The original comes from here http://ripostelaique.com/le-temoignag... one of the most important websites in Europe.

February 9, 2016

Under NATO Bombing Islamic Extremists Gain Power, Under Russian Bombing Islamic Extremists Lose Power

Putin saved Syria. But to what end?

A big reason why American, Zionist, and Western propagandists are mad at Russia's victory in Syria is because Russia is doing what Washington promised it would do after 9/11, which is defeat Islamic extremism.

The defeat of Islamic extremism on the Syrian battlefield has not been welcome news in the American, Western and Israeli press. They have tried their darnedest to portray Russia's airstrikes against ISIS in a bad light, even going so far as to say that Russia is directly bombing civilians. Their pathetic propaganda never ends.

They still have not admitted that the so-called Syrian moderate rebels are not moderate, rebels, or even Syrians, holding onto this illusion even until now.

The Syrian opposition, if you can even call it that, is entirely made up of Islamic extremists. And this fact was evident five years ago. But the clever censorship gave ISIS protection to wreak havoc and conquer territory in Syria.

If these barbaric terrorists and sectarian forces were to take Damascus the consequences for the Syrian people and the region would be much graver than they currently are.

Sadly, an Assad victory is the best of bad outcomes. The intelligent and educated Syrians who hate sectarianism know this better than anyone else. As bad as Assad is, at least he does not pose the threat of genocide to the people of Syria like ISIS and its backers do.

Of course, this sober fact does not excuse the barbarity and cruelty of the Assad regime. Assad's statues will not be built anytime soon in any Arab capital for his heroism. This is Putin's victory. Not Assad's. Without his allies Assad would've been toast already.

And Putin won the war against Islamic extremists in Syria because his government waged the war honestly and pragmatically, working with allies or whoever on the ground that shared the same goal.

Washington's war on terror was a failure from the start because it was fought dishonestly and disingenuously.

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Turkey, which are the key regional allies in NATO's war on terrorism in the Middle East, are all known state sponsors of Islamic extremism in one form or another. Their intelligence agencies work hand in glove with groups like ISIS.

They have all contributed to the growth of terrorism by either financing Islamist terrorist groups, sheltering key terrorist leaders, or radicalizing the young population with conservative curriculums in schools and Wahhabi teachings in the mosques all around the world. They have brainwashed the minds of a generation of Muslims, going back to the so-called Jihad in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

If the U.S. and the West were serious about taking on Islamic extremism and eradicating groups like ISIS then they would immediately drop these allies, not request their aid which is worth nothing in the end.

As Professor Stephen Walt wrote last year, "If the United States were truly serious about terrorism, you’d see a more hardnosed approach to the various American “allies” who are part of the problem rather than being part of the solution."