PUTIN UPS THE ANTE IN SYRIA 4-21-2018

If this report is to be taken seriously, and I see no reason to doubt it, the game in Syria has now been taken to the next level. Russia has already made statements indicating that they are “thinking about,” deploying the S-300 missile batteries to Syria. The reason being such a deployment would be part of the “consequences,” Vlad the Impaler mentioned after our false flag cruise missile attack. The fact the chemical weapon attack never took place didn’t matter to our newly gone to the dark side POTUS Trump. At any rate, such an upgrade to the Syrian air defense system was to be expected, sooner or later. Apparently, it is in the sooner category.

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The link is here.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970201001143

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia has apparently transferred its sophisticated S-300 missile defense systems to Syria one week after the US-led aggression against the Arab country.

The Arabic website of RT news channel quoted media activists as saying on Saturday that a number of Russian military ships have unloaded a secret cargo at Tartus port near Humeimim airbase in Lattakia province.

They added that the cargos were unloaded under strict security measures and under cloud camouflage in a bid to escape aerial and satellite surrveilance and spying of enemy states.

The sources said that the cargos included S-300 missile systems.

No official or independent source has yet commented on the report.

Following the US-led bombardment of Syria last week over an alleged chemical attack by Damascus, Moscow said it had no reason to not supply its S-300 missile system to Syria.

“We took into consideration their argument that this would destabilize the situation, despite the missile systems being a purely defensive system,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview to RIA Novosti on Saturday.

Moscow agreed with its international partners about 10 years ago to not deliver the S-300 to Damascus.

But given the latest spiraling of the crisis – in particular the use of the alleged Douma chemical attack as pre-text for striking Syria – things may take a U-turn. While around a decade ago, Moscow “heeded” the calls of its partners and put the deliveries on hold, the Russian Foreign Minister said it now has “no such moral obligation”.

In the wake of the US-led operation on Syria, Russia stressed that it may consider sending supplies of S-300 missile systems to Damascus. Moscow believes it is “possible to return to mulling over the issue, and not only with regard to Syria but also to other states as well,” Russian General Staff Spokesman General Sergey Rudskoy stated.

The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed that to repel the US-led attack, Syria deployed Soviet-made surface-to-air missile systems, including S-125 (NATO reporting name: SA-3 Goa), S-200 (SA-5 Gammon), 2K12 Kub (SA-6 Gainful) and Buk.

Syria intercepted 71 out of over 103 cruise missiles and air-surface missiles launched at civilian and military targets, the MoD said, adding that Russian air defense units stationed in Syria were not involved in repelling the attack.

S-300 surface-to-air missile systems (NATO reporting name: SA-10 Grumble) were developed in the Soviet Union to target aircraft and cruise missiles. Since 2007, Russia has been replacing older S-300 batteries with the more sophisticated S-400s.

Next, we see Erdogan’s “ethnic cleansing,” of the Kurds in Northern Syria is well underway. Erdogan is now resettling terrorists from Damascus into the Afrin areas. He is kicking out the Kurds to give their houses to terrorists recently fighting Assad Junior’s military forces.

The link is here.

http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/20042018

Evacuated Syrian rebels relocated to Afrin

By Rudaw 23 hours ago

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Fighters and their families evacuated from a rebel-held town northeast of Damascus under an agreement with the regime are reportedly being transferred to Afrin while civilians displaced from the Kurdish canton have come under fire. 

Rebels in Dumayr, northeast of Damascus, began pulling out on Thursday after reaching a deal with Damascus. Syria’s state-run media reported that regime forces entered the town on Thursday and fighters from Jaish al-Islam along with their families were being transported by bus to Jarabulus, which is under control of Turkish-backed rebels.

About 1,500 fighters and 3,500 family members were being evacuated after turning over their heavy weapons, according to SANA.

AFP photographed 31 buses carrying some 1,600 evacuees from Dumayr arriving in Azaz, north of Aleppo on Friday. Most of the buses then continued on to Afrin.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the evacuees had “chosen Afrin as their destination.”


Turkish-backed Syrian rebel police and special forces in Azaz direct buses carrying evacuees from Dumayr. Most of the convoy of 31 buses then headed to Afrin. Photo: Sameer al-Doumy/AFP

This is not the first group of rebel evacuees to be transported to Afrin. The Observatory has documented Turkish efforts to resettle rebel commanders and more than 150 families from Eastern Ghouta. They were being housed in homes left empty by civilians who fled Turkey’s military operation against the Kurdish YPG/YPJ.

The UK-based conflict monitor said earlier this week that the move was opposed by both displaced civilians from Afrin and the rebel groups being brought in.

Rebels from Eastern Ghouta resented being relocated to Afrin, saying the decision was “imposed by the Turkish authorities on the displaced people of Ghouta, through carrying out an organized demographic change,” according to the Observatory.

Afrin civilians are angry that they are being prevented from returning home.

Kurdish leaders from Rojava, the self-autonomous region of northern Syria that includes Afrin, have accused Turkey of wanting to carry out demographic change in Afrin by forcing the Kurdish population out.

Ankara has denied the charge and has framed its operation as counter-terrorism, taking the position that the Kurdish forces and political leaders in Rojava are branches of the PKK, a named terror organization.

An estimated 137,070 people are still displaced from Afrin a month after Turkey and allied Syrian militias took control of the Kurdish canton, ending its two-month military campaign.

Most are sheltering in the Tal Rifaat area, but are not safe. The area was shelled on Friday, the Observatory reported.

Explosions were heard in the area that is controlled by the YPG. There was no immediate information of casualties.

In addition to the insecurity, the families are facing increased health risks.

“Acute diarrhea, upper respiratory infections, and lice are the most reported communicable diseases among IDPs from Afrin,” the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported this week.

 


People displaced from Afrin sort through donated clothing in Tal Rifaat. File photo: George Ourfalian/AFP

Many of the displaced (IDPs) are sleeping in the open because of a lack of shelter in the hard-to-reach and already disadvantaged area. Conditions are poor and reports on social media indicate diseases are spreading.

In Afrin canton, the UN estimates that 50,000 civilians remain in the city and another 100,000 are in rural areas. Relief and medical agencies, however, do not have regular access to the canton.

Roads have been closed to traffic, preventing people from returning home or from accessing safety and services in Aleppo, the UN’s humanitarian office reported this week.

Some people were stuck in areas with limited food and water for up to nine days with no protection from the elements. “Unconfirmed reports were received that at least two IDPs died and that a woman gave birth without any access to medical assistance,” the UN stated.

Inside Afrin, the UN is working to ensure aid agencies can set up operations, but still does not have direct regular access.

The continued lack of internet and phone services throughout much of Afrin is further complicating matters, making it difficult for humanitarians to assess the situation in the canton.

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SAUDI ARABIA TO DEPLOY MILITARY FORCES INTO EASTERN SYRIA AT TRUMP’S REQUEST 4-19-2018

Well, the Trump Presidency has certainly been both an interesting one, as well as entertaining, in the we are all going to die style. The latest news out of Syria indicates that, as the various groups line up to attack US forces now building permanent firebases, and deploying into them, Trump has come up with plan B; namely, declare victory, hold a parade and then run like hell. In order to leave some kind of stability in Syria the idea is now to deploy an “Arab Force,” to take over from the retreating NATO forces, mostly, not all, but most are Americans. Like I said in an earlier post: follow both the money, the oil and the pipelines. Assuming Saudi Arabia really is lunatic enough to deploy its military into Eastern Syria, things could get real interesting, very quickly.

The first point I will make is that based on the combat performance of Saudi Arabia’s military in the Iranian/Saudi Arabian proxy war in Yemen, Iran, Assad Junior and Hezzbollah will not be impressed. The second point is this. What kind of reaction can any Muslim military force, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, etc expect when they deploy into Syria. The answer is it will trigger off round 300 in the 1300 year long civil war between the Shia Muslims, and the Sunni Muslims. The Sunni forces of Saudi Arabia will come against the Shia forces of Iran, Hezzbollah, and Assad Junior. Saudi Arabia will merely extend the Yemen proxy war with Iran to Syria. The Turks will try to stand back and pick up the pieces. The Russians, well Putin is likely starting to realize he needs to declare victory, hold a parade and leave. Oh wait, Putin already did that. Unfortunately for Putin, the Syrian Kraken shot out a tentacle and pulled him back in. At the minimum, Putin is going to have to seriously beef up Assad Junior’s military forces.

While our POTUS may think he is exiting Syria what will really happen is a religious war between the Sunni and Shia Muslim factions will explode; when, not if, that happens Israel will then be sucked under by the Kraken. If Saudi Arabia and Egypt deploy Sunni military forces into Syria, then the Shia forces will fight back. If they fight back, then Israel will get sucked back in. If Israel gets sucked into Syria, then the USA and NATO will get sucked back in. It isn’t like this is rocket science here, gang.

The link is below.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/…20Bird%20Brief

Saudi in talks with US over troop deployment in Syria

Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says Riyadh is willing to send soldiers amid reports Trump is looking to exit Syria.

18 Apr 2018

Saudi Arabia is holding talks with the United States about sending troops into Syria as part of a wider international coalition, the kingdom’s foreign minister has said.

In his comments on Tuesday, Adel al-Jubeir said the deployment offer was “not new”, adding that Riyadh had previously proposed the idea to former US President Barack Obama.

“We are in discussion with the US, and have been since the beginning of the Syrian crisis about sending forces into Syria,” al-Jubeir told reporters in Riyadh during a press conference alongside Antonio Guterres, the UN chief.

“We made a proposal to the [previous] Obama administration that if the US were to send forces … then Saudi Arabia would consider along with other countries sending forces as part of this contingent.”

The kingdom announced its readiness to deploy ground troops in 2016 to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) in Syria.

While Saudi’s air force partook in the aerial campaign aimed at defeating ISIL from the very beginning in 2014, the Gulf kingdom stopped short of a full ground troop deployment.

US forces in Syria
The news came a day after the Wall Street Journal reported US President Donald Trump was looking to assemble an Arab force that would include Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to replace US military presence in Syria.

The force, which Trump’s new National Security Adviser John Bolton hopes will include Egypt, would be in charge of stabilising the northeastern part of Syria, according to the report.

Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane, reporting from Washington, DC, noted that the US defence establishment “is going to be very wary” of the Saudi plan.

“There’s great concern among leadership inside the [US] military about the ability of Saudi forces – just look at the war in Yemen that the US has been helping them fight with intelligence and refuelling,” said Culhane.

“There have been humanitarian catastrophes, numbers of schools and hospitals that have been hit, raising big concerns among human rights activists.”

Another key question is what will happen to US troops in Syria and whether they are expected to stay as part of an expanded mission, added Culhane.

“[It is] not at all clear that Trump is going to be OK with that,” she added.

The US has an estimated 2,000 troops stationed inside Syria, according to the Pentagon.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA NEWS

 

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SLEEPER CELLS AREN’T COMING: THEY ARE HERE IN CONUS 4-18-2018

Obama, our traitor in chief, did his job well. During his eight year reign of folly he left our borders wide open. The result of this was the infiltration of various “sleeper cells,” into our country. The reality is the sleeper cells aren’t coming to the USA. The reality is they are already here, laying dormant until they act. One of the major groups involved is Iranian supported groups, like Hezzbollah, or The Army of God, or Iranian Revolutionary Guards, and Al Quds forces. You may believe what you want to about the above statement. The fact the American people think themselves safe from these Iranian sleeper cells, does not mean they are.

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The link below explains further.

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iranian-backed-sleeper-cell-militants-hibernating-u-s-positioned-attack/

Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating in U.S., Positioned for Attack

Iranian militants poised to attack U.S. homeland

Members of Hezbollah

Members of Hezbollah / Getty Images

BY: Adam Kredo https://platform.twitter.com/widgets/follow_button.73a792b0fbc7ab73a8e3b3db9c36a8ac.en.html#dnt=false&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&screen_name=Kredo0&show_count=false&show_screen_name=true&size=m&time=1524075419750

Iranian-backed militants are operating across the United States mostly unfettered, raising concerns in Congress and among regional experts that these “sleeper cell” agents are poised to launch a large-scale attack on the American homeland, according to testimony before lawmakers.

Iranian agents tied to the terror group Hezbollah have already been discovered in the United States plotting attacks, giving rise to fears that Tehran could order a strike inside America should tensions between the Trump administration and Islamic Republic reach a boiling point.

Intelligence officials and former White House officials confirmed to Congress on Tuesday that such an attack is not only plausible, but relatively easy for Iran to carry out at a time when the Trump administration is considering abandoning the landmark nuclear deal and reapplying sanctions on Tehran.

There is mounting evidence that Iran poses “a direct threat to the homeland,” according to Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee and chair of its subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence.

A chief concern is “Iranian support for Hezbollah, which is active in the Middle East, Latin America, and here in the U.S., where Hezbollah operatives have been arrested for activities conducted in our own country,” King said, referring the recent arrest of two individuals plotting terror attacks in New York City and Michigan.

“Both individuals received significant weapons training from Hezbollah,” King said. “It is clear Hezbollah has the will and capability.”

After more than a decade of receiving intelligence briefs, King said he has concluded that “Hezbollah is probably the most experienced and professional terrorist organization in the world,” even more so than ISIS and Al Qaeda.

Asked if Iran could use Hezbollah to conduct strikes on the United States, a panel of experts including intelligence officials and former White House insiders responded in the affirmative.

“They are as good or better at explosive devices than ISIS, they are better at assassinations and developing assassination cells,” said Michael Pregent, a former intelligence officer who worked to counter Iranian influence in the region. “They’re better at targeting, better at looking at things,” and they can outsource attacks to Hezbollah.

“Hezbollah is smart,” Pregent said. “They’re very good at keeping their communications secure, keeping their operational security secure, and, again, from a high profile attack perspective, they’d be good at improvised explosive devices.”

Others testifying before Congress agreed with this assessment.

“The answer is absolutely. We do face a threat,” said Emanuele Ottolenghi, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies who has long tracked Iran’s militant efforts. “Their networks are present in the Untied States.”

Iran is believed to have an auxiliary fighting force or around 200,000 militants spread across the Middle East, according to Nader Uskowi, a onetime policy adviser to U.S. Central Command and current visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

At least 50 to 60 thousand of these militants are “battle tested” in Syria and elsewhere.

“It doesn’t take many of them to penetrate this country and be a major threat,” Uskowi said. “They can pose a major threat to our homeland.”

While Iran is currently more motivated to use its proxies such as Hezbollah regionally for attacks against Israel or U.S. forces, “those sleeper cells” positioned in the United States could be used to orchestrate an attack, according to Brian Katulis, a former member of the White House National Security Council under President Bill Clinton.

“The potential is there, but the movement’s center of focus is in the region,” said Katulis, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.

Among the most pressing threats to the U.S. homeland is Hezbollah’s deep penetration throughout Latin America, where it finances its terror activities by teaming up with drug cartels and crime syndicates.

“Iran’s proxy terror networks in Latin America are run by Tehran’s wholly owned Lebanese franchise Hezbollah,” according to Ottolenghi. “These networks are equal part crime and terror” and have the ability to provide funding and logistics to militant fighters.

“Their presence in Latin America must be viewed as a forward operating base against America’s interest in the region and the homeland itself,” he said.

These Hezbollah operatives exploit loopholes in the U.S. immigration system to enter America under the guise of legitimate business.

Operatives working for Hezbollah and Iran use the United States “as a staging ground for trade-based and real estate-based money laundering.” They “come in through the front door with a legitimate passport and a credible business cover story,” Ottolenghi said.

The matter is further complicated by Iran’s presence in Syria, where it has established not only operating bases, but also weapons factories that have fueled Hezbollah’s and Hamas’s war on Israel.

Iran’s development of advanced ballistic missile and rocket technology—which has continued virtually unimpeded since the nuclear deal was enacted—has benefitted terror groups such as Hezbollah.

“Iran is increasing Hezbollah’s capability to target Israel with more advanced and precision guided rockets and missiles,” according to Pregent. “These missiles are being developed in Syria under the protection of Syrian and Russian air defense networks.”

In Iraq, Iranian forces “have access to U.S. funds and equipment in the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and Iraq’s Ministry of Interior,” Pregent said.

The Trump administration has offered tough talk on Iran, but failed to take adequate action to dismantle its terror networks across the Middle East, as well as in Latin American and the United States itself, according to CAP’s Katulis.

“The Trump administration has talked a good game and has had strong rhetoric, but I would categorize its approach vis-à-vis Iran as one of passive appeasement,” said Katulis. “We simply have not shown up in a meaningful way.”

RUSSIA AND US PROXIES LINE UP FOR BATTLE IN EASTERN SYRIA 4-17-2017

It seems things are now in motion in Eastern Syria for a military confrontation between US proxy forces and Russian, Assad Junior, and Iranian forces on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River. FARS, the Iranian news agency has this story. I posted earlier that the USA was building new military bases, and expanding current ones in the oil rich region of Eastern Syria. I also pointed out that this would eventually lead to a stark choice for Trump. He would either have to defend these firebases, or abandon them. If he fights, the USA will never leave Syria, but if he doesn’t, then the USA will be totally kicked out of Syria.

The link is below.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970128001055

Russia, US Backed Fighters Preparing for Colossal Showdown in Eastern Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- The US and Russian backed forces in Syria are preparing for a major battle for the strategic oilfields in the Eastern countryside of Deir Ezzur, a military source said.

The Syrian Army troops and their allies have been amassing their forces along the Western bank of the Euphrates River for nearly two weeks now, massdar quoted the source.

The source added that the government forces are planning on crossing the bridge that was recently constructed by the Russian military near the key town of Khasham in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

If the Syrian military does in fact cross the bridge, they will be within the striking distance of the Al-Umar Oilfields.

The region hosts Deir Ezzur’s largest oilfields, making its capture all the more important for the Syrian government.

However, the US-backed forces are not likely to give it up without a fight, despite the fact they are greatly outnumbered by the Syrian military.

While Russia and the US will provide their respective sides with military support, it will be the latter that might have to militarily intervene.

The US Coalition has bombed the Syrian military before and given their latest attack, they may choose to do so again.

My favorite would be Ottoman Empire Sultan, Erdogan of Turkey may get involved as well. He is smart enough to see what the USA is up to in Syria. Of course, Erdogan is also engaged in what we call “ethnic cleansing,” in Afrin against the Kurds. Erdogan is apparently settling all the terrorists who are being run out of town by Assad Junior and settling them in the Afrin region. Further links by Turkey to known terrorists, despite Turkey being a member of NATO.

The link is below.

http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/16042018

Erdogan: The US is after oil in Syria, but we will spoil their plans

By Rudaw yesterday at 03:29

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Western powers are after Syria’s oil fields and threatened to ruin “this game” by conducting operations in Manbij and Hasaka.

“Those who are planning in Syria are planning on oil, and we will spoil this game. By supporting Syria, and making this country stay on its feet again, we will keep surprising them,” said Erdogan, referring to the US, France and the UK, while addressing AKP’s provincial congress in Haltepe.

The three allied militaries struck three facilities in Syria on Friday morning. They claim the facilities were used to produce chemical weapons like those in an alleged attack on April 7 that killed more than 40 people. The Assad regime denies it was responsible and blames Syrian opposition activists and first responders for fabricating the news.

Turkey, a strategic NATO ally with the three countries, had welcomed the strikes.

“Turkey considers the operation carried out early this morning by the United States, United Kingdom and France to be an appropriate response to the chemical attack which caused the deaths of many civilians in Douma on 7 April,” stated Turkey’s foreign ministry.

“We welcome this operation which has eased humanity’s conscience in the face of the attack in Douma, largely suspected to have been carried out by the regime,” it added.

Erdogan also accused financial sector workers in Turkey of “declaring exchange war on us” and threatened to expel them, adding that what they are doing is an act of “betrayal.”

“Hey, those who are in the finance sector do not threaten us with exchange, this and that! You will not have the right to live this country. Look, I am saying this very clearly … such an intervention is a betrayal to this country,” said Erdogan in and AKP event in Uskudar province.

Turkish lira has seen a downturn against the US dollar in the past few months. It began its nearly three-month assault on the Kurdish canton of Afrin on January 20.

As of December 31, 3.84 Turkish liras were worth $1. That peaked at 4.11 liras per dollar earlier this month, according to Forex, the global decentralized foreign-exchange market.

Under US President Donald Trump, the US has used economic sanctions in against Turkish, Syrian, and Iraqi individuals and entities.

Immediately after assuming office in January 2017, Trump told the CIA “to the victor belong the spoils.” He said he made the remarks in the context of a counterterrorism strategy to defeat ISIS “because that’s where they made their money in the first place.”

“So we should have kept the oil,” he said. “But, OK, maybe you’ll have another chance.”

Trump has also signed recent executive orders to sanction entities associated with Russian oil giant Gazprom and business people associated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran.

The US-led international anti-ISIS coalition has partnered with the Syrian Democratic Forces to remove ISIS from places like Hasaka and Manbij. The SDF is primarily comprised of Kurdish YPG/YPJ forces which Ankara considers to be the Syrian extension of the PKK. Both groups deny the claims.

The coalition has worked to ally many SDF members with locals in northern Syrian cities to form military and civil councils. The coalition says these councils reflect the local demographics.

Next,  here is what I think really happened with Israel’s attack on the same airbases the UK, US, and France attacked.

I think Israel used the old “let them think they are safe,” and then hit them tactic.

Syria moved all their airbase “stuff” to avoid getting hit during the US, UK and France attack. Next, they moved their stuff all back, thinking it was over, and lo and behold, Israel hits them with missiles, sitting fat and happy on the tarmac. Of course, I doubt the Russians got caught out in the open. I don’t see how Iran, Syria and Russia can not respond to this Israeli attack.

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The confirmation for that is at the link below.

Confirmation from FARS. Syria got its fighter jets back to the bases and then Israel attacked them with missiles.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970127001009

Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:2
Syrian Fighter Jets Go Back Home After US Strikes End

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian warplanes that had left their bases before the US-led collation missile attacks on the country returned to their airfields across the country to continue air raids against terrorists’ positions, a media outlet reported on Monday.

The Arabic-language website of massdar news reported that the Syrian Air Force had evacuated all its fighter jets from its military bases days before the missile attacks on the country by the US, UK and France, adding that the fighter jets have now returned to their bases.

In the meantime, field sources reported that the army aircraft resumed operation immediately after their arrival in their bases and started bombing terrorists’ positions and movements.

According to the Syrian army, none of the country’s warplanes has been damaged in the coalition attacks.

The US threatened to launch an offensive on Syria last week after claims that Damascus launched a chemical attack on civilians in the town of Douma near Damascus city.

The US, France and the UK launched a series of strikes on Syria on Saturday in retaliation for the alleged chemical attack by the Syrian government in the town of Douma. The assault came hours before the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) team was scheduled to arrive in Douma to determine whether chemical weapons had indeed been used there.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the missile strike against Syria’s military and civilian infrastructures was carried out by US warplanes and naval ships in cooperation with the British and French air forces, while the Syrian air defenses shot down 71 out of 103 missiles fired by the US-led coalition.

 

THE RATS ARE NERVOUS 4-16-2018

Before we had the feckless Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, we had the corrupt Lynch, and before that we had the totally corrupt Eric Holder. Holder was the one responsible for the infamous “Fast and Furious,” program that led to multiple deaths, including a Border Agent, as well as many Mexicans. As usual, Holder got a pass on that one, because liberal democrats always get a pass on corruption. I hold little chance that feckless AG Sessions will ever get off his rear end and do perp walks on any Democrat implicated in corruption, treason, pay to play for starters. Still, when you are dealing with liars, frauds, corrupt, sleazy, amoral opportunists, with a lust for power, money and fame, you can be completely certain they will turn on each other. The famous saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going,” is modified to, “When the going gets tough, the guilty start pointing fingers, and hold a press conference.” Despite Lying Ryan saying that Comey is a good guy, Comey has been revealed to be a liar, a fraud, an arrogant, self-indulgent fool with delusions of grandeur. The real problem with Comey is he really does think people take him seriously at this point. It was to be expected that Comey would throw former AG Lynch, “under the bus,” to protect himself. It is also not surprising that former AG Lynch would do the same. Of course, in Lynch we are dealing with a political creature of unmatched arrogance, ignorance, and a bad case of political deafness. Lynch actually met with the husband of the target of a criminal investigation, Hillary Clinton, privately, in a government plane, on an airport tarmac in Arizona. The level of brazen, in your face arrogance that took really is the finest example of chutzpah you can, or at least I can, imagine. Her statements about how Bill Clinton talked about their families is hysterical. At any rate, being an ignorant, arrogant, political schemer hasn’t impacted Lynch’s gutter fighting ability. She may be a rat, but she has fangs and knows how to use them.

The link below tells me that while our increasingly pathetic, incompetent and bought and paid for AG, Jeff Sessions, may never go after Comey, or any of the corrupt DOJ and FBI employees, they are now going after each other, tooth and nail, fang and claw. And yes, my blog readers, I find that prospect delicious!

https://conservativetribune.com/lynch-cracks-turns-on-comey/

Lynch Cracks, Turns on Comey in Remarkable Political Betrayal

Liberals are going to have to choose a side.

With former FBI Director James Comey riding a wave of publicity on the eve of the release of his new memoir, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch issued a statement this weekend that directly contradicts Comey’s version of some events surrounding the tumultuous 2016 presidential election.

His book hasn’t even been released yet, but Comey’s already being called a liar by one of the biggest names in Barack Obama’s administration.

According to published excerpts of Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty,” the former FBI director accuses Lynch of trying to get him to spin the FBI’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails by referring to it as a “matter” – an anodyne word if ever there was one – instead of the more accurate and ominous term, “investigation.”

In the book, Comey said he perceived the wording to be a directive from the Clinton playbook.

“The attorney general seemed to be directing me to align with the Clinton campaign strategy,” Comey wrote. “Her ‘just do it’ response to my question indicated that she had no legal or procedural justification for her request, at least not one grounded in our practices or traditions. Otherwise, I assume, she would have said so.”

In the portion of his interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that Sunday night, Comey elaborated.

“To be honest, it gave me a bad feeling,” Comey said of Lynch’s directive. “And maybe I should have pushed harder in the moment.”

But in her own statement released Sunday, in an obvious attempt to pre-empt Comey’s interview, Lynch hit back hard.

She began by defending her preference for using neutral terminology such as “matter” to describe the Clinton probe because of the Justice Department’s longstanding practice of declining to confirm or deny whether an individual is under investigation.

That might be hard to swallow, but Lynch is a lawyer, so it’s not surprising she can come up with an explanation for anything.

But it’s the final part of the statement that really hits home. Essentially, she called Comey a liar.

“I have known James Comey almost 30 years. Throughout his time as director we spoke regularly about some of the most sensitive issues in law enforcement and national security,” Lynch said. “If he had any concerns regarding the email investigation, classified or not, he had ample opportunities to raise them with me both privately and in meetings. He never did.”

It was a remarkable political betrayal, considering the two not only worked together to elect Clinton president, but knew each other for decades before that.

So it comes to this: Comey wrote that Lynch’s request was so unusual that it made him uncomfortable, that he questioned it, and was told to “just do it.”

Lynch, however, says the terminology was standard procedure and — more importantly — Comey never questioned it at all.

One of them is lying.

It could well be Lynch. She’s the one whose record will be forever tarnished by her tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton at an out-of-the-way part of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

But Comey has also shown himself to be less than honest. His nationally televised attempt to exonerate Clinton in July — an attempt we now know was influenced by FBI bias against then-Republican candidate Donald Trump — tried to fix an American presidential election.

Conservatives and Republican critics of the Obama administration have no problem being skeptical of either.

But liberals are going to have to choose sides. And it could get very ugly.

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FOLLOW THE MONEY AND THE OIL IN SYRIA 4-15-2018

I have been following the “Trumpbot,” response the Trump’s defection to the dark side of neo con warmonger. The famous “Q,” possibly named after the technician in the James Bond movie, has been particularly eloquent in his defense of the indefensible. I am saying it is really brutally simple. Trump, and May, and Macron launched cruise missiles on an independent country, Syria, with which we were not at war, and which was not a threat to the USA. We did that based on defective intelligence. We did that despite the FACT WE KNOW IT WAS, AS IT HAS BEEN BEFORE WESTERN BACKED “REBELS” WHO DID THE ACTUAL ATTACK, ASSUMING THERE WAS AN ACTUAL ATTACK. Sorry, Q but all your BS can’t change that single fact. And yes, I get it was a Kabuki Dance with Putin and Assad. And yes, I get the “game” was played signifying nothing more than a “sound and fury,” that means little.

Unfortunately for those of us who voted for Trump, and believed in Trump, and expected him to do what he said he would do, the reality is far different. How can you possibly justify, Q an armed, illegal, unconstitutional attack on Syria with all the mumbo jumbo Q is always talking about. Now if, repeat if, Trump was “playing the deep state,” then you would, or at least I would, expect certain concrete, specific things to happen. I’m not blaming Trump. “They” have been out to get him, and now they got him. It is a fact that “they” got a Berniebot to take shots at the Republicans playing baseball in DC. It is a fact that “they” executed a failed terror attack on the train full of Republicans going to the retreat. It is a fact “they” got the guy to attack Rand Paul. It is a fact that “they,” not only sent a message to Trump’s daughter in law, the one who is divorcing his son, with the powder package, and then “they” started two separate fires in Trump tower. The second one which MURDERED A MAN, showed “they” were raising the stakes. Well, I get all that, and I get that Trump gave up. I don’t blame him for that. I do blame him because he is still doing his deplorable song and dance. Trump has gone to the dark side. He has been threatened, and his family has been threatened, and Trump threw in the towel. He didn’t have to, but I guess he figured out that he would have to use the military, and set up military tribunals, and use the UMCJ and firing squads to deal with all the traitors. Okay, it is the end of the USA, but I get that.

The reason I know all that, besides studying history and watching what is going on, is in the following link. Now, in my opinion, the true cause of the Syrian attack was when Trump said he wanted to pull out. Well, “they” couldn’t have that so “they”  started the fire in Trump tower that killed the guy, and put the hammer on Trump. Trump, well he has to know his cruise missile attacks on Syria are based on bs intel. Further, he has to realize that the big boys, ie the deep state are willing to kill him, and his family, so Trump caved. The reason I know this is in the following link. And yeah, it is Iran’s FARS news service, but so what. I have long been amazed that the best coverage of what America is doing is from overseas press. At any rate, the same Trump who was going to “pull out” of Syria is doing no such thing. All you have to do is listen to our female Bolton UN carnival barker, Nicky Haley, to see that.

IF TRUMP HASN’T BEEN NEUTERED HE WOULD BE BOTH POTUS AND CIC, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, AND IF WERE BOTH, AND REALLY DID WANT TO PULL OUT OF SYRIA, THEN WE WOULDN’T BE BUILDING MORE BASES IN SYRIA. Nope, we are in Syria for the long haul, and we, the deep state, is going to get their pipeline to Europe, which was what all this in Syria is really about, and they are going to loot the oil. Like I said yesterday, we are now permanently deploying firebases all over Syria. We will either abandon them, which won’t happen because Trump won’t do it, or we will protect them. And when we protect them, and the oil resources they are protecting, we will fall into Putin’s trap. I  grieve for the Trump supporters, of which I was one, but facts are facts, and that is all there is to it.

 

 

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970126000485

Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:8

US Sets up New Base in Energy-Rich Region in Eastern Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US army set up a new military base in the oil-rich region in Eastern Deir Ezzur and dispatched more equipment to areas near the Syrian Army’s defense lines in spite of Washington’s claims of imminent pullout from the war-hit country, a militant-affiliated website reported on Sunday.

The Arabic-language Orient news website reported that the US established a modern base in al-Tanak oilfield in Eastern Deir Ezzur, adding that the oilfield is under the Kurdish fighters’ control.

It went on to say that the newly-established base is the third US base after the military bases of Koniko and al-Amr in Deir Ezzur.

Orient further said that the US and the Kurds have embarked on sending military equipment to the regions near the contact line with the Syrian Army from the town of Khasham in Southeastern Deir Ezzur to the town of Hosseiniyeh in Northeastern Deir Ezzur.

The US, France and the UK launched a series of strikes on Syria on Saturday in retaliation for the alleged chemical attack by the Syrian government in the town of Douma. The assault came hours before the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) team was scheduled to arrive in Douma to determine whether chemical weapons had indeed been used there.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the missile strike against Syria’s military and civilian infrastructures was carried out by US warplanes and naval ships in cooperation with the British and French air forces, while the Syrian air defenses shot down 71 out of 103 missiles fired by the US-led coalition.

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PUTIN LAYS A TRAP FOR TRUMP 4-14-2018

It is with a sad heart I write this blog entry. Although I voted for Trump, and against that vile, evil woman Hillary Clinton, Trump has now gone fully to the dark side. The combination of having the neo con warmonger Bolton as his security advisor, along with the illegal, unconstitutional attack on Syria is too much. The attack was based on flawed, inaccurate, doctored and slanted information. Regardless of that, Trump, just like the last cruise missile attack’s intelligence was flawed, Trump launched anyway. The fact it was Western supported proxy forces, by Saudi Arabia for starters, that were trained, supplied and equipped for a chemical attack, didn’t bother Trump. The fact that the so called “rebel groups” have used chemical weapons multiple times in Syria also didn’t bother Trump. When I voted for Trump it was because I knew that Hillary Clinton would get us into a war with Russia. Trump is now at the mercy of the same neo con, deep state forces that destroyed both Iraq and Libya. At any rate, here are three links that explain that better than I can.

The links are here.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-12/deep-state-closes-donald-part-1

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-13/deep-state-closes-donald-part-2-muellers-war

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-14/deep-state-closes-donald-part-3-capture-complete

HERE IS MY TAKE FROM ELSEWHERE

It just entered my increasing feeble mind, Housecarl, that Putin may be setting up a trap for the West in Syria. He stands back and doesn’t launch world war three last night. Next, he sits back, watches Trump beat his chest, and then quietly turns Syria into a fortress. Putin smacks Iranian, Hezzbollah, Assad Junior heads together and says, “Start positioning military assets for the next strike. And then he starts the recon needed to target every single American airbase, firebase in Syria. Now when all of that is done, which could take a while here is the situation.

Putin has deployed multiple S-300’s to the Syrians. He has deployed multiple S-400’s to every single Russian air bases, as well as all major Syrian cities and military bases. Iran and Hezzbollah have each put in about a division each, say 30,000 men total. All of them, well many of them, stuffed to the gills with anti-armor missiles, and man pads and RPG;s up their butts. By that time, although Assad junior hasn’t attacked any Americans, or Turks or Kurds, he has totally consolidated his entire country except for the north, some of the east.

Once all of that is done, he flies to Moscow, meets Putin and announces Russia full supports the territorial integrity of pre 2011 Syria, and all the Turks, the Americans etc must leave in 30 days. Putin then declares a no fly zone over all of Syria, and seals the Iraq and Jordan border to prevent the supply trucks.

Trump is then faced with a direct fight with Iran, Hezzbollah, Assad Junior and Russia. By this time, Putin has a massive military presence in Syria, Iran has a division or two and Hezzbollah has about 10,000 men their.

The US either leaves, with its tail between its legs, or tries to relieve the fire bases and starts a real, shooting war with Russia.

so, Housecarl, is Doomer Doug more crazy than normal? he he he

HERE IS A LINK THAT INDICATES BOTH IRAN AND RUSSIA ARE NOW MOVING TO RESPOND TO TRUMP’S ATTACK ON SYRIA.

It hasn’t taken very long for Iran, Syria and Russia to respond to Trump’s attacks.

ONE: Russia is considering deploying more advanced missile batteries; namely, the S-300’s to replace, upgrade the S-200 batteries.

TWO. Syria has now said they are going to get their pound of flesh by attacking US troops, and their proxies inside of Syria.

THREE: IRAN IS NOW GOING TO DIRECTLY SUPPORT SYRIA.
THE LINK IS BELOW THE NEXT STORY

the link is here.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970125000653

http://fna.ir/bli8gt
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:24
Syrian Gen: Damascus to Respond to US-Led Strikes by Attacking Aggressors’ Bases in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent Syrian military expert warned that Damascus will respond to the Saturday morning US-led missile strikes with attacks against the illegal bases set up by the same aggressive states in Syria.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970125000589

Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:6
President Rouhani Assures Syria of Iran’s Support after US Attack

During the phone conversation on Saturday, President Rouhani told Assad that Tehran will stand by Damascus, and voiced confidence that “this aggression would not weaken the determination of the Syrian people in its war against terrorism”.

Assad, for his part, said that the attack unites Syrians and increases Damascus’ resolve to continue “fighting and crushing terrorism in every inch of the country”.

HERE IS AN INDICATION THAT RUSSIA IS PREPARING TO MOVE AGAINST KIEV IN THE EASTERN UKRAINE. THIS IS UNCONFIRMED AT THIS TIME.

According to this link, which is a pro Kiev website, the Russian militias in Eastern Ukraine have either launched 28, or 68 separate attacks on Ukrainian targets in Donas today, April 14th, 2018. I don’t know if that means anything, but it is a lot of attacks for one 24 hour period.

The link is here.

https://www.unian.info/war

Lucifuge Rofocale
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#BREAKING It is likely that Russia is preparing something in Ukraine as a response to the Western attack on Syria. DONETSK – INTERNET DOWN – RADIO STATIONS OFF-MILITARY MOVING REPORTED

HERE IS AN INDICATION THAT IRAN WILL NOW MOVE AGAINST US FORCES IN EASTERN SYRIA NEAR THE EUPHRATES RIVER.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970125000653

Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:24
Syrian Gen: Damascus to Respond to US-Led Strikes by Attacking Aggressors’ Bases in Syria

“The response to the tripartite strikes against Syria will be given by attacks against the aggressors’ bases in Syria, using ground-to-ground missiles and with the help of popular resistance,” General Mohammed Issa was quoted by the Arabic service of Russia’s Sputnik news agency as saying on Saturday.

He added that the Syrian army will again deploy missile defense systems in all points in Syria, turning the country into a land completely covered by anti-air defense shields.

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