TRUMP DEPLOYS SERIOUS NAVAL WHOOP ASS TO EASTERN MED, UN MEETING FARCE, RUSSIA THREATENS TO ATTACK CYPRUS 4-13-2018

The level of insanity on Planet Earth is now overwhelming, dangerous, and likely to result in total chaos. It is clear to anybody with an IQ over single digits that the “Syrian Chemical Attack,” is a false flag operation designed by the neo con warmongers to start World War Three, with Russia, and over Syria. Assad Junior is not a moron, despite fake news efforts to paint him as one. He is a survivor. He was winning. He had the rebel forces defeated, on the run, and about to exit Damascus. And then he is alleged to execute a chemical attack that brings the full wrath of the world down on his head, and at the point he can justly claim he won the Syrian Civil War? I don’t think so, gang.

We are also now seeing a massive military deployment to the Eastern Med, with the sole purpose of “sending Assad Junior,” a message that we won’t tolerate chemical weapon attacks. Well, if the West, or Saudi Arabia is so upset with Syrian chemical attacks, then maybe we should stop supplying terrorists with WMD’s, and training them how to use them. Nah, our elite have never shown the slightest hesitation in murdering innocent people to further their vile globalist agenda. Here is the link indicating the kind of firepower headed towards, in the Eastern Med, or off the Syrian coastline.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…ail-Syria.html

Trump’s armada: Huge task force of 12 warships sets sail for Syria in one of the biggest concentrations of US naval power since the 2003 Iraq invasion

Four US destroyers, including Donald Cook armed with Tomahawk missiles, believed to be in Mediterranean
The giant USS Harry S Truman, with 90 aircraft and a five-strong strike group, is steaming towards Europe
Comes amid increasing tensions with Russia following Syrian chemical atrocity that left 40 dead on Saturday
Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is said to have hidden his military assets on Russian bases in the country

By Julian Robinson for MailOnline

Published: 05:10 EDT, 13 April 2018 | Updated: 11:26 EDT, 13 April 2018

Here is the Russian response to the above, especially Britain’s turning the island of Cyprus into a forward operations base for bombing Syria.

If ‘Russian blood’ is shed, Moscow will hit back, warns Ex-General

A former Russian General has warned that any intervention by the US, Britain and France could be a ‘direct way to military confrontation with Russia ‘.

Lieutenant-General Evgeny Buzhinskiy, who previously served on the Russian General Staff, said if ‘Russian blood is spilled’, then Moscow will respond in kind.

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today show that he believed if Russia determined that the UK was behind any attack on Syria , Moscow could order hits on UK aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean.
Strong words: Lieutenant-General Evgeny Buzhinskiy said any intervention could be a ‘direct way to military confrontation’

‘As our chief of the general staff said a couple of weeks ago, Russia would shot down the missiles and its carriers and I don’t think he was joking, that’s a very serious situation and that’s true,’ he said.

Asked if that could mean striking back at Cyprus, he said: ‘If our military determined that the missiles were launched from the UK, carriers of course, UK carriers and missiles would be hit back.’

Mr Buzhinskiy said it would be ‘very difficult to find a significant military target in Syria where there are no Russians’.

‘We have several thousands advisers in all military installation in all military units,’ he said. ‘If Russian blood is shed then Russia will retaliate.’

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BATTLESPACE DOCTRINE AND SYRIA 4-10-2018

UPDATE 4-11-2018

TRUMP HAS NOW OPENLY STATED HE WILL LAUNCH ON SYRIA. THE LINK IS HERE. IT’S NOW GAME ON. I THINK FRIDAY THE 13TH IS THE MOST LIKELY ATTACK DATE, BUT “THEY” MAY GO AT 0200 ON ANY NIGHT.

http://katu.com/news/nation-world/tr…oming-to-syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to Russian warnings to the U.S. against military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that missiles “will be coming” in response to Syria’s suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people.

“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria,” Trump tweeted. “Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”

Trump did not detail what a strike would look like, or whether these would be U.S. missiles. The tweet came as Trump administration officials have consulted with global allies on a possible joint military response to Syria’s alleged poison gas attack. Trump canceled a foreign trip in order to manage a crisis that is testing his vow to stand up to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Russian lawmakers have warned the United States that Moscow would view an airstrike on Syria as a war crime, saying it could trigger a direct military clash between the two former Cold War adversaries. Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon said any missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launching sites targeted — a stark warning of a potential major confrontation in Syria.

HERE IS THE OFFICIAL RUSSIAN RESPONSE TO TRUMP’S CHESTBEATING.

THE LINK IS HERE.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politi…fired-12341890

US missiles fired at Syria will be shot down, and launch sites targeted, a Russian ambassador warned today.

The measures threatened by Alexander Zasypkin, Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon, could trigger a major escalation in the Syrian conflict.

In comments broadcast on Tuesday evening, said he was referring to a statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian armed forces chief of staff.

HERE IS A PICTURE OF RUSSIAN AIR DEFENSE BATTERIES.

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In military speak what is going on is the powers that be are seizing “BATTLESPACE.” Battlespace is a military doctrine that starts, well outer space now, and goes all the way down to ground surface. It also goes to sea surface, and below sea surface for anti-sub, mines etc zones.

Gang, this is getting serious because ‘THEY’ on both sides, are positioning military assets to control BATTLESPACE OVER SYRIA, OVER CONUS AND LIKELY THE NATO/RUSSIAN BORDER ZONES IN THE BALTIC STATES, POLAND, ROMANIA, ETC.

Yeah, the horse is out of the barn. All of this command and control planes is what you do when you want to hit somebody. What the Ruskies have done, with the jamming and taking control of our drones, well that is also first phase Battle space control. Of course, if the Ruskies or the Chinese start to go after our sat communications and recon, well it will be World War Three.

All of this about the various plane deployments tell me it’s on, it’s hot, and the final preps are now in motion. By the way, Trump isn’t going to Peru, and Matis isn’t going to Nevada, and you know who says the Pentagram is going bonkers since Sunday.

Oh yeah, it may take a while to sort it out, but we are going into Syria.

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I haven’t decided whether the case is the West doesn’t believe Russia means it when they say they are going to have a MILITARY RESPONSE to any allied strike on Syria, or whether it is the case “they” just don’t care. I’m getting really, really tired when “they” just casually murder people to advance the “agenda.”

We are seeing Russia deploy command and control planes to seize the BattleSpace over Syria, and also over the ocean, and below the ocean off the Syrian coast. We are seeing Russian fighter jets deploying to cover the offshore US ships. We are seeing Russia seeking Iranian permission to fly heavy bombers to Syria. We are seeing Russia jamming our drones flying over Syria in order to prevent our control of BattleSpace over Syria. We are seeing both Russia and the US deploy submarines in order to control BattleSpace under the ocean off of Syria. We are seeing the US deploying command and control planes off the coast of Syria in order to seize BattleSpace from the surface to 40,000 feet. And finally, all of these actions are the precursors to WAR. The actions now being taken by both sides are designed to allow for attacks on Syria. In fact, the war over Syria has already begun in my opinion. The issue of whether we will launch cruise missiles is based on our control of BattleSpace over Syria. When I see all the specific actions being taken both by the USA and Syria, it is clear we are now in the early phases of a shooting war.

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TURKEY’S ERDOGAN NOW FACING ECONOMIC CRISIS 4-0-2018

It is a proven fact that economic crisis can lead to the start of a shooting war. It is also true a political crisis can have the same result. Syria is now in a state of complete chaos. The airstrikes, apparently from Israel, have upped the ante. The Russian military response, firing cruise missiles on Syria ISIS targets has Syria is now in play on multiple levels, and with multiple players, Iran, Hezzbollah, Assad Junior, Russia, the US led Coalition, the Kurds and Turkey. Of them all, it is Erdogan’s brazen moves that are setting in motion the ongoing disaster in Syria.

Erdogan is a man on a mission. The mission is the restoration of the historical Ottoman Empire. The real danger in Syria is all the other players are making political and military decisions based on military and political value judgments. In the case of Erdogan, this is a very dangerous, and potentially fatal, thing to do. Erdogan is taking action based on spiritual and religious values, and not military or political values. As such, he is moving to the beat of another drummer than everybody else.

Finally, Erdgoan is now, after full consolidating all political and military power in Turkey, faced with an economic crisis. It is my belief that Erdogan’s economic crisis will result in military action designed to divert the people of Turkey’s attention away from their collapsing Lira. It should be obvious that Erdogan can’t wave a wand and make his economic crisis go away. Erdogan will do the next best thing, which is to unleash his military on the Kurds, and on his “enemies.”

The link is below.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-09/turkish-lira-tumbles-record-low-after-erdogan-promise-rescue-investors-high-rates

Turkish Lira Tumbles To Record Low After Erdogan Promise To “Rescue Investors From High Rates”

The Turkish Lira accelerated its recent demise today – breaking below two critical thresholds – as President Erdogan rebuffed investor calls for higher rates to tamp down excess growth (inflation), commenting that they “are speaking out of jealousy.”

nvestors have called for higher interest rates to moderate an economy they say is overheating, but Turkey’s responded instead with stimulus measures aimed at boosting growth.

“There isn’t much use, from a disinflation perspective, if any tightening by the central bank will lead the government to become even more aggressive via fiscal measures,” Kaan Nazli, a strategist at Neuberger Berman Group, said by email.

And Erdogan’s comments today have sparked fresh selling in the Lira…

ERDOGAN WITH HORNS 4-9-2018.jpg

Those who say Turkey’s growth rate is excessive are speaking out of jealousy, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says in a speech announcing new investment incentives in Ankara.

Erdogan says that the Turkish growth rate is creating a more just income distribution, and hopes that unemployment will drop below 10% soon.

Growth means investment. Investment means employment, production, technology, exports and prosperity, Erdogan says.

“Without bringing interest rates down, can these investments be done? We’re talking about an investment-support incentive system, and here, first of all, we need to save investors from these high interest rates”

Above 5.00 against the Euro for the first time ever and above 4.00 versus the dollar for the first time ever…

This mismanagement of the currency leads to a loss of confidence in the purchasing power of the lira which is hard to cure,” said Lutz Roehmeyer, who helps oversee about $14 billion at Landesbank Berlin Investment GmbH. “Only massive one-off hikes can heal this situation, which is of course not popular as it slows the economy.”

 

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FALSE FLAG CHEMICAL ATTACK IN SYRIA GUARANTEES NEO CON WAR 4-7-2018

I posted a while back Russian claims they had found 20 containers full of chemical weapons when they were freeing Eastern Damascus. Russia also openly said they expected a false flag chemical attack to be launched, and with the blame on Assad Junior. Further, Russia said they expected a military response from the US led coalition, from cruise missiles launched from US ships located in the Eastern Med. And finally, Russia said they would sink any US ship that fired cruise missiles at Syria. Well, gang, the neo cons wanted a war with Russia, and the neo con warmongers get what they want. So, I am saying that, depending on how fast the US blames Assad Junior, and how fast the US Navy can spin up the cruise missile launch cycle, we will have war between the US and Russia shortly afterwords. Consider yourself warned, but if you have been reading my blog, this news won’t surprise you. The “white helmets” are involved, which is how Trump justified the original cruise missile attack in response to the earlier “Assad Junior Chemical Attack.” Whatever else I can say about the neo con warmongers, like Trump’s new attack dog, Bolton, they stick to the same playbook. After all, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Here is the link to live news coverage from Al Jazerra.

https://www.aljazeera.com/

Suspected chemical attack ‘kills dozens’ in Syria’s Douma

At least 40 people killed in suspected chlorine gas attack in the last rebel-held city in Eastern Ghouta, rescuers say.

A suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held city in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, has killed at least 40 people and affected hundreds, residents and activists have told Al Jazeera.

The White Helmets, a group of rescuers operating in opposition-held areas in Syria, said on Saturday that most of the fatalities were women and children.

One member of the group told Al Jazeera that an entire family had suffocated to death as they hid in their cellar, trying to seek shelter from air raids and barrel bombs.

Pro-government forces and their allies on Friday launched a fierce air and ground offensive on Douma, the last remaining rebel stronghold near the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Moayed al-Dayrani, a resident of Douma and medical volunteer, told Al Jazeera that the death toll was expected to increase as doctors were struggling to reach all the victims.

“Douma has been subject to intense air strikes and much of the city is destroyed,” he said.

“We are currently dealing with more than 1,000 cases of people struggling to breathe after the chlorine barrel bomb was dropped on the city. The number of dead will probably rise even further.”

Syrian state media denied government forces had used chemical weapons. 

The Douma Media Centre, a pro-opposition group, posted images on social media of people being treated by medics and of what appeared to be dead bodies, including many women and children.

Rescue workers also posted videos of people appearing to show symptoms consistent with a gas attack. Some appeared to have white foam around their mouths and noses.

Symptoms of a chlorine attack include coughing, dyspnea, intensive irritation of the mucus membrane and difficulty in breathing.

Limited medical help

Ahmad Tarakji, president of the Syrian American Medical Association, said that there “are only a few … physicians and medical staff” who are still “in Douma to treat the high number of casualties”.

Speaking to Al Jazeera from Fresno, in the US state of California, Tarakji said that many families currently in Douma are taking shelter in basements to protect themselves from barrel bombs and shelling.

“Using those chemical weapons like chlorine or similar products, by de facto this gas goes down to the basement and those people … are getting intoxicated with those chemical weapons and that’s why the casualties are high,” he added.

In recent years, the Syrian government has been accused of using chemical weapons as a tool against the armed opposition, an allegation it denies.

‘100,000 trapped’

Syria’s state news agency SANA said the heavy bombardment, which shattered 10 days of calm, was in response to shelling by Jaish al-Islam, the armed group in control of Douma, on residential areas in Damascus.

SANA reported that four people were killed and material damage was caused as a result of the shelling. Jaish al-Islam denied the accusation.

Rebels in Eastern Ghouta had managed to keep Syrian military forces at bay during years of war, but a four-year government siege of the district has led to a humanitarian crisis with severe shortages of food and medicine.

Last week, two rebel groups reached evacuation deals with the Russian army, which resulted in about 19,000 people leaving for the northern province of Idlib.

They included fighters from the Faylaq al-Rahman and Ahrar al-Sham rebel groups, their families and other residents.

Rebel groups argued that the evacuation amounts to forced displacement, but gave in after weeks of intense bombardment.

Hanan Halimah, a former Douma resident, told Al Jazeera that more than 100,000 civilians were still trapped and unlikely to receive any assistance as they city had suffered devastating damage during the latest government assault.

SOURCE: Al Jazeera News

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SYRIA NOW EXPLODING 4-2-2018

Well, like I predicted Syria is now going critical mass. I have confirmed reports of pro Assad Junior forces have now directly attacked US and US Proxy forces with mortar fire. The US is also significantly beefing up its forces near Manjbi.

The link is here.

The U.S. Coalition has not commented on this Anadolu report. https://www.almasdarnews.com/arti

cle…vasion-report/

US sends reinforcements to Manbij ahead of Turkish invasion: report

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:55 P.M.) – The U.S. Coalition sent reinforcements to the northern Aleppo district of Manbij, the Turkish state-owned Anadolu Agency reported on Sunday.

Citing “trustworthy local sources,” the Anadolu Agency claimed that the U.S. military sent at least 300 soldiers to Manbij in a convoy comprised of several armored vehicles and construction machines.

The Anadolu report added that the U.S. troops were deployed near the Sajur River and village of Zub’ul Bayn in western Manbij.

Next here is the link for the attack on the US.

 

Here is another link.

Last October, the coalition drove Daesh out of Raqqa that had been previously served as the de facto capital of the terrorist group’s self-declared caliphate. According to the United Nations, the humanitarian situation in the city is disastrous and the infrastructure is completely destroyed.https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/2…URL_shortening

Raqqa’s Militia Attacks US Coalition Base in Northern Syria

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – The militia of the Syrian city of Raqqa fired mortars on the US-led coalition base in the town of Ayn Issa, the press service of the movement said on Monday.  NOTE: THE FORCES DOING THE ATTACKING ARE PRO ASSAD JUNIOR PROXY FORCES.

“Following the intelligence activities, the militia of Raqqa waged a special operation targeting the US Staff located at the former base of the 93rd Brigade in the district of Ayn Issa, 43 miles north of Raqqa. Several mortar shells were fired on individual targets without any casualties on our side,” the statement said.

The militia noted that they do not tolerate “the occupational forces” of the United States, Turkey, and their allies in northern Syria. On March 25, the indigenous Arab population launched an uprising against armed groups supported by the United States in the town of Al-Mansura in the suburbs of Syria’s Raqqa, opposing a forced mobilization conducted by the Syrian Democratic Forces and local self-governing bodies appointed by the United States.The uprising came as result of a 4-year-long military campaign, carried out by the United States and its allies against Daesh* in Syria, without the approval of neither the Syrian official government, nor the United Nations.

HERE IS A LINK INDICATING THE SYRIAN ARMY IS MOVING TO RESTORE ALL PRE 2011 CIVIL WAR BOUNDARIES, INCLUDING SOUTHERN SYRIA.

Syrian army plans to take Al-Quneitra province in country’s southwest

http://www.panarmenian.net/eng/news/253747/ (fair use)

April 2, 2018 – 14:06 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – With their military operations in the East Ghouta coming to an end, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been mobilizing their troops in the country’s south for what is expected to be their next major offensive, Al-Masdar News reports.

Units from the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th, 7th, and 9th divisions have already been redeployed to the southern provinces of Dara’a and Al-Quneitra; however, several more troops are expected to head to these governorates in the coming days.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian army’s first target in southern Syria will be the Al-Quneitra Governorate.

The Syrian army is already in control of the northern part of Al-Quneitra, but the remaining towns to the south, including the provincial capital, “remain in possession of the jihadist rebels.”

To capture Al-Quneitra, the Syrian army may find themselves in a tough situation, as the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) will be within artillery range of their units.

The IDF has targeted the Syrian army on several occasions in the past, but the military support to the Islamist rebels has only been limited in Al-Quneitra.

The offensive in the country’s south by the Syrian Arab Army is expected to commence in early May.

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ERDOGAN SEIZES NORTHERN SYRIA: WAR WITH ASSAD JUNIOR NOW IMMINENT 3-31-2018

The following story is why I write this blog. It is going to have such a massive impact on the Middle East. It must be viewed in the context of several hundred thousand HAMAS supporters now storming Israel’s southern border, as well as Trump’s decision to run away from Syria as fast as possible. I said waaaaay back in the beginning of Turkey’s invasion of Northern Syria, under the fig leaf of fighting “Kurdish Terrorism,” that Erdogan’s true goal was the recreation of the Ottoman Empire. I also said he was bat poop crazy, a true believer and on a mission from God. Erdogan has now proven conclusively, even without his statement about forming a five million strong “Islamic Army” to conquer Jerusalem, that he will see the entire Middle East explode in fire and blood to achieve his goals. Assad Junior will NEVER accept turning Northern Syria into a Turkish colony. Turkey’s statement makes war inevitable between Syrian military forces and Turkey’s military forces and proxies. War is now inevitable, with the only consideration being when Turkey’s and Syria’s military forces directly engage in combat.

The link is here

https://ahvalnews.com/afrin/congress…rkish-province

Congress makes Afrin part of Turkish province

The Afrin Liberation Congress, held under Turkey’s auspices following the capture of the region of Afrin in Syria by Turkish and Free Syrian Army forces, has announced that the region will be governed as part of the Turkish province of Antakya, independent news site T24 said .

The region will also establish a 450-person police force, the congress decided, and a governor and local governor will be appointed by Turkey’s central government.

Around 100 individuals from the region took part in the congress in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, and elected a 35-person assembly made up of 24 Kurds, eight Arabs, one Alawite, one Yezidi and one Turkmen, spokesperson Hasan Shindi said.

“Turkey here is proceeding with a dual structure,” legal scholar Vahap Coşkun was quoted as saying.

“On the one hand, it is highlighting a delegation chosen by representatives of the people there and they are taking a role in the everyday administration (of the area). On the other, Turkey is appointing one of its own bureaucrats there in order to achieve general co-ordination.”

However, according to international law, the province must continue to follow Syrian law as it remains legally part of Syria.

 

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SYRIA PART TWO 3-17-2018

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SYRIA PART TWO

BY DOUG MCINTOSH 3-14-2018

Events in Syria are now collapsing into chaos, with the situation changing on an hourly basis it seems. Since I wrote these essays, Russia has essentially thrown down the gauntlet and made clear statements related to any further US intervention in Syria. Turkey is now bombing inside both Iraq and Syria. Assad Junior is moving both regular Syrian military forces, as well as his armed miltia to directly confront Turkey when it moves towards Manjbi after the genocide is complete in Afrin. Multiple reports indicate the Al Qaida, ISIS, and even Chinese Uighr Muslims in Erdogan’s “milita forces,” are raping and murdering their way through conquered Kurdish villages.

Several  good links for information are here.

http://www.rudaw.net/english

http://en.farsnews.com/

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13961226001376

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13961226000383

 

 

In my first essay I dealt with the general historical context of modern Syria, and also listed various factors that resulted in the current Syrian civil war scenario. In this second essay, I will deal with Turkey’s leader Erdogan and his invasion of Syria, why he did it, and what he wants out of it. I will also deal with who is doing what, and why they are doing it.

First, my readers need to understand one fact above all else. The one fact is, in my opinion, Turkey’s leader, Erdogan is bat poop crazy. The reason I make this rather harsh statement is Erdogan is a man who thinks he is on a mission from God/Allah. The mission is to restore the historical Ottoman Empire. However crazy we think this is, I assure you Erdogan is totally committed to this Ottoman Imperial restoration. Now, when I am talking about a “restored Ottoman Empire,” I am really talking about Erdogan’s vision, and the actions he is taking to do it. The historical Ottoman Empire was based in Turkey and eventually came to be very powerful. It is true that the Ottoman Empire by 1917 came to control Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia as we call them today. It is also true that the term, “Gate of Vienna,” refer to the Ottoman Empire attacking the Hapsburg Empire in 1683. The date September 11th is related to this attack. The Ottomans also conquered Yugoslavia. The reason for the 1998 conflict between NATO forces and the Serbs can be drawn in a direct line to Ottoman actions. Kosovo was a problem that began with a battle in 1300, and ended with a battle in 1998. In Europe past is present and current problems all have historical roots. It is the same thing in the Middle East, as the US has found to its sorrow. So, my main point is in Erdogan we have a man who has a vision, and that vision involves restoring the Ottoman Empire, presumably to its greatest extent. It is that vision, dear reader that is going to shake the entire Middle East to its core. It is that vision that resulted in Turkey invading Northern Syria. Erdogan says he is invading Syria to prevent “Kurdish terrorists,” from creating an independent Kurdish state in Syria that threatens Turkey. In reality, his true goal is to annex Syria into his restored Ottoman Empire. Erdogan is also using “proxy forces,” combined with regular Turkish military units, to do so. Another key fact in the entire Syrian Civil War scenario is the use of proxy forces. Everybody in Syria, the Russians, the Americans, NATO, and Iran are using proxies as pawns in the Great Game. The reason is to exhibit the famous statement, “plausible denial,” I also think both NATO and the USA got burned by their proxy forces, especially by the Al Qaida and ISIS forces. At any rate, in order to understand what is now going on in Syria, you need to understand that various agendas are now in play. Turkey’s agenda is to annex Northern Syria, with the idea they will eventually incorporate all of Syria into Turkey. Further, all of Erdogan’s actions must be viewed as trying to achieve his goal of a restored Ottoman Empire.

In order to do that, Erdogan is quite willing to roll the dice. He is willing to take great risks. The reason being he understands that if he is truly trying to restore the historical Ottoman Empire, which he is, then he must risk all. Erdogan is quite willing to risk his membership in NATO. He is quite willing to risk a broader war in Syria. He is quite willing to fight the USA, and Assad Junior, and Iran, and even Russia. Erdogan is even making noises about invading a fellow NATO member Greece. Like I said, whatever anybody thinks about Erdogan, and I really do think he is Bat Poop Crazy, the man has a vision. He thinks this vision comes from God/Allah and he is willing to do what it takes to implement that vision. The fact he may trigger a regional Middle East War, or unleash a level of chaos a sane man would back off from, well Erdogan simply doesn’t care at this point. He may go down in flames, and he may crash and burn the entire Middle East, but he is going to try for the brass ring, whatever the results are.

Erdogan has stated he plans to conquer Afrin. The fact he may unleash a Kurdish massacre doesn’t bother him. The fact his proxy forces are a group of Al Qaida, ISIS, and assorted Turkish thugs doesn’t bother him. If they rape, and kill and destroy Kurds in Syria, this doesn’t concern him. He is going to take Afrin. He is going to do what it takes to do so, and the consequences be damned. If Erdogan has to leave piles of Kurdish corpses, including Kurdish civilians, he will do that. Erdogan is going to create a Turkish “sphere of influence” covering his border with Syria, from the Med in the west, to the Euphrates in the east. Once he does that, he will then directly engage Assad Junior and his forces, likely backed by Russia. When Erdogan turns east from Afrin, he will attack Manjbi, which is where the US forces are. And when Erdogan does that, he will shatter NATO, unleash a regional war, and force the USA to engage him in self-defense.

I think this is the general context of what Turkey is now doing in Syria. They clearly intend to take over all of Syria, and if they have to fight everybody else to do so, then Erdogan will do just that. Of course, that brings us to the cold, hard reality of exactly what that means. Turkey has so far  avoided direct combat with Assad Junior’s military forces. The reason being Assad Junior has cynically taken advantage of Turkey’s invasion to settle some scores of his own.

Syria, as the situation is on March 14,Th 2018 is a shattered country. If the military mission of any military is to protect the lives and property of its citizens, as well as the territorial integrity of the state, then Assad Junior has failed miserably. The pre-civil war borders of Syria no longer exist. This one fact now determines all actions Assad Junior is now taking, and will take in the future. You see, dear reader, Assad Junior is also a man on a mission. His mission is to restore the pre-civil war borders of Syria. It is this fundamental conflict between a Turkish leader, who wants to annex Syria, and a Syrian leader who wants to restore Syria, that will unleash the firestorm I am predicting. Assad Junior is now engaged in a massive effort, some 15,000 combat veteran ground forces, with Russian air support, to retake his capital city of Damascus. He is attacking the eastern suburbs of Damascus and plans to exert control over it. Assad Junior is also attacking west of the Turkish forces in Northern Syria in order to reclaim the area between Afrin/Aleppo and the Med. He is also attacking east to the Euphrates River to restore the original Syrian and Iraq border. Finally, he is attacking south, both east and west in order to restore his border with Israel, on the Golan Heights, and with Jordan. While Erdogan has been conquering much of Northern Syria, Assad Junior has been restoring his borders to the east, to the northwest, and to the southeast and southwest. Once that is completed, Assad Junior is going to go after the Turks in the north. When that happens, all hell is going to break out, and all the various players are going to get sucked into the free for all.

I am saying that the current context of the entire “Syrian situation,” is based on a Turkish leader, Erdogan, who is trying to annex Northern Syria, and eventually all of Syria, into his restored Ottoman Empire. He is facing Assad Junior who is trying to restore the original, pre 2011 Syrian borders, It is this conflict, in my opinion, that will define what is going to happen in Syria over the next few weeks and months. It is the definitive example of being between a rock and a hard place. Syria, and eventually the entire world, is going to impale itself on an Erdogan who seeks to conquer Syria, and an Assad Junior who seeks to prevent that conquest. Of course, Israel and Jerusalem, as well as Iran and Hezzbollah will also be thrown into that toxic mix of competing visions for Syria. In order to explain that, I would require another essay, so I will just mention it and move on.

We are now on the verge of the Syrian abyss. The two main players are Assad Junior, the leader of Syria, and Erdogan, the leader of Turkey. The reason I am predicting disaster is because Russia, the USA, NATO, Iran and Hezzbollah, the Kurds, and eventually Israel will all get sucked into the mess. The reason being that having proxies is a two edged sword. The reason the “big boys” like proxies is they can be pushed out of the airplane at 30,000 feet with nobody the wiser. The reason the “big boys,” hate proxies is they can storm the pilot’s cabin and crash the plane. You roll the dice, and you takes your chances.

I think it is clear that soon Assad Junior will have to respond, as in military response, as in shooting at the Turks. I think it is clear Turkey will start shooting back when that happens. At that point, delusional fanatic that he is, Erdogan will request NATO combat intervention, like under the famous clause 5. When that happens, the result will either be the collapse of the NATO military alliance, or direct combat between both NATO forces, and US forces with Assad Junior. Following my thought stream here, we come to a situation where that will result in Assad junior’s allies; namely, Iran, Hezzbollah, and Russia coming to his aid. Putin has made it very, very clear, in his statements on the British response to the “murder” of the Russian dissidents, he will brook no fecal material. Putin has further stated very plainly he not only has a credible nuclear force, but he is quite willing to use it. Finally, Putin has made it quite clear that he fully supports a unified, and that is a key word, unified, Syria. Again, a unified Syria is a Syria restored to its pre-civil war borders, and under the control of Assad junior. This puts Russia in direct opposition to Turkey, the EU, NATO and the USA, who want to partition Syria. Well, Vlad the Impaler is saying he won’t go for that, and intends to make sure that doesn’t happen, and will use military force to prevent it. Putin’s General made the statement that any further attacks on Damascus by anybody, US coalition forces, Israel, or Turkey will be met with force, especially if they threaten Russian lives I wonder why the US coalition, when they bombed the Russian mercs, thought they would get a pass on it. Putin is playing a deep game here in Syria. He views Syria in the context of the NATO betrayal when the former Soviet Union collapsed. The entire Syrian situation must also be viewed in the context of NATO’s expansion to the east. NATO is now deploying combat troops directly on the Russian borders with the Baltic States, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Further, NATO has deployed troops to Poland, put missile batteries in Romania, and the final insult of putting US Naval ships into the Black Sea. Putin regards the Black Sea as not the Romans “mare nostrum, or our sea, but as a Russian bath tub. Of all the things that NATO has done to enrage Moscow, sending in US fleet destroyers to insolently cruise around next to the Russian Black Sea Fleet, is the worst by far. So, on the edges of the “Syrian Situation,” we have the NATO eastward deployment situation, along with the Black Sea situation, all of which Putin views in terms of the “Ukrainian situation”. The reason I am saying the “Syrian situation’ is so bad, is because it is in Syria where all the various threads of Russian, US and NATO confrontation come together. Syria is the sword upon which all the players are going to eventually impale themselves, whether they want to or not.

The bottom line of all this scheming, deploying and posturing is we may, similar to World War One, simply stumble into a war. Whatever the various players are planning for, and however they intend things to turn out, we are now in the Twilight zone, or perhaps we should think in terms of the famous Mr. Murphy. Mr. Murphy is the reality that everything that can go wrong will go wrong. Syria is now beyond intentions, or expected results in my opinion. I think things are now in play that once unleashed take on a life of their own.

Finally, the Kurds are involved. The thing my readers need to understand is that the Kurds are not a monolithic group. The “Kurds” are divided into several competing groups, all with different ideologies, agendas and goals. The Kurds now in Afrin are, more or less, Marxists. They derive from a Kurdish leader now in a Turkish prison, and are dedicated to the creation of a Kurdish state inside of Turkey. Erdogan does have reasonable concerns about “Kurdish terrorists.” Unfortunately, Erdogan is quite willing to throw out the baby with the bathwater. The Kurds number roughly 50 million worldwide. The Kurds live in Iran, Northern Iraq, Southeastern Turkey, and Syria among other places. The Kurds also live in Europe, with one million in Germany alone. It is almost certain, and has in fact already happened with the Turkish mosques being attacked in Berlin, that the Turkish and Kurdish conflict centered in Northern Syria will spread to Europe first, and eventually to the USA, which also has some Kurds living here. The next phase of the Syrian conflict has gone from “over there,” to “over here.”

At any rate, a history of the Kurds is beyond the scope of this essay. I will make the point that the USA has betrayed the Kurds twice. The first time, under the famous war criminal Henry Kissinger, was when we brokered a deal between Saddam and the Iranian Shah in 1975. We pulled our support for them, betrayed and abandoned them, and let Saddam kill them in droves. The second betrayal was in 1991 after Desert Storm. Again, we betrayed, and then abandoned both the Kurds and the Shia. We led them on, got an armed uprising out of them, and then let Saddam’s helicopter gunships machine gun, and rocket them without let up. So, the Kurds, even though we used them as proxies to fight ISIS, never really trusted us. The result was that when Turkey invaded Northern Syria on January 20th, 2018, the Kurds immediately ceased fighting ISIS, and started moving to defend Afrin. Of course, once Erdogan got wind of thousands of armed, combat veteran Kurdish Peshmerga, heading from Eastern Syria, and Aleppo to Afrin, he started screaming at both the USA and its coalition, and NATO to stop them. Again, everything is now in play. When people ask me what one of the results of Erdogan’s invasion of Syria was, I tell them it gave ISIS a second chance. ISIS is now expanding its Euphrates River zone because the fight against it has ceased, and the reason for that is the Kurds left for Afrin, and the reason they did that was Erdogan plans to conquer it, and likely, or at least his Al Qaida and ISIS proxy troops plan to, murder and rape all the Kurds, civilian or not, they can find. Like I said, current events in Syria are like a rock thrown into a pond. You never really quite know how far the ripples will spread. One would not think that Turkey invading Syria would result in the salvation of ISIS, but it has.

Finally, I am saying that whatever the players intend for Syria, the 2nd law of Thermodynamics, the one called Entropy, is now fully in play. Entropy states that the tendency is for decay. I call it the teenager’s room syndrome. One of the reasons I personally find the theory of Evolution to be so ridiculous is because it violates Entropy. Entropy states that if you clean a teenager’s room, within one week it will look like a cyclone hit it. Evolution states not only will the teenager’s room not decay, it will evolve. Evolution is like reducing a Ford Truck to its individual parts, throwing it into a garage and then expecting it to put itself back together. /The ideal is a violation of natural science and simply ridiculous. Syria is now in the exact same situation. It will be put together again in my opinion. It will be Assad Junior, backed by Russia, Iran and Hezzbollah who will do it. The Kurds, well the Kurds will get screwed again, as they usually are, although I think they will land on their feet, more or less.

 

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SYRIA PART ONE 3-14-2018

This first appeared over on Steve Quayle’s site.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SYRIA

BY DOUG MCINTOSH 3-14-2012

I have been requested by Mr. Q, otherwise called Steve Quayle, to impress you with all my knowledge of, insight into, and analysis of where we are headed in the “Syrian Situation.” The first thing you need to understand about the Middle East is how long human beings have been running around places we call Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, or Egypt. The USA is roughly 240 years old dating from 1776. The USA, at least the American part dates from 1620, while the Spanish go back to around 1500. This means we think something that is 500 years old, is ancient. Well, by Middle Eastern, or even European standards, I am talking about 1,000 years, or 5,000 years old. If you want to figure out what is now going on in Syria, or Turkey, or any other country, you need to understand the people living there think in two time periods. The first is between 1300 and 1500 years old. This is the Muslim time zone that defines how Islam reacts to the modern world. The second time zone is the 2,000, which gets you to around the early Roman Empire period, or 4,000 years, which gets you to around the time Stonehedge was being built. Of course, time is a relative thing. One of the key things I learned in study “ancient history,” is 100 years to either side of an “historical event,” is close enough for government work. So, in terms of thinking about what is going on in Syria in 2018, you should be aware of what happened in Syria 100 years ago, or 1917 and how World War One impacted Syria. You should also keep in mind 1300 and the Ottoman Empire in Turkey, as well as 630 AD, and the creation of Islam, and finally, all the way back, say 10,000 years ago, the domestication of dogs and cows, the planting and harvesting of wheat, all of which led to the first cities, between the two great rivers: the Tigris and the Euphrates in what we used to call the birthplace of civilization.

I’m afraid that what we think of as the “2003 Iraqi War,” was really just the last war there going back some 8,000 years. They started fighting with spears and swords, and ended up using cluster bombs. Bearing all of the above in mind, I will now explain how Syria came to be in the distress it now finds itself in. The brief answer is everybody wanted a chunk of Syria. The result being Syria now best resembles a chunk of meat being fought over by a pack of jackals. I have pointed out the long history of the Middle East and how it overshadows everything that happens there. I have also pointed out how Islam is also a defining factor in the Middle East. Further, I pointed out how the Ottoman Empire, and the end of World One define Syria. The key dates for Syria, at least in the last 100 years, are 1917, 2011, 2015, and 2018.

The reason I say 1917 is that is the year British General Allenby conquered the Ottoman Empire. The collapse of the Ottoman Empire led to a multitude of issues that define the Middle Eastern reality we deal with on a daily basis. In terms of Syria, the French and the British, the victors, the colonial victors, of World War One created a carving up of the Arab world that is, in my opinion, brazen in its insolence, cynical in its propaganda, and amoral in its opportunism. Actually, the “secret agreement,” was done in May of 1916. It also included the Russians, but they had a revolution so were denied the Arab pie being cut up by the Colonial powers. Ergo, if you want to understand the Middle East today, the you absolutely have to understand the Sykes-Picot 1916 treaty. The final result of this fine example of colonial shenanigans was France got Syria, and Britain pretty much got everything else. I mean the impact of this treaty just keeps going and going: it is the diplomatic version of the energizer bunny. It just keeps causing chaos, and then more chaos, and some more. For example, if you want to understand Desert Storm, or the 1991 Iraq/Kuwait war, you need to realize the only reason Kuwait existed to be invaded was the Sykes/Picot treaty. If you want more detailed information on this treaty you can use this link here. I am talking about direct French and British rule of various Arab countries. I am talking about “spheres of influence,” for France, Britain, and the allied powers. The fatal flaw of this treaty was, in my opinion, it failed to understand the geographical, ethnic, religious and tribal divisions inside the various countries created with a wave of the wand in 1917.

https://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/HIST351-9.2.1-Sykes-Picot-Agreement.pdf

At any rate, Syria become either directly ruled by France, or part of the French “sphere of influence.” Eventually, Syria had a revolution, much like Algeria did, and French rule was replaced by the Assad family. I am leaving a lot out of this cliff notes version; namely, the British invasion in 1941 to get rid of the Vichy French Government running Syria, as well as the 1958 merger with Egypt’s Nasser that lasted till 1961, followed by 9 years of increasing chaos. The Assad family came to power in 1970, and has stayed in power ever since. And that, dear readers, is the cliff notes version to how Syria got into the current mess.

SYRIA AND 2011’S ARAB SPRING

It is also my belief that economic, political, military, and diplomatic results may have been caused by weather and climate, geography and any number of reasons. Syria is, in fact, a poor country, and suffered a devastating drought leading up to 2011. Again, multiple different things are in play, and they are in play for multiple reasons, and they have different result. The so called “Arab Spring,” started with a man burning himself to death in Tunisia because the cost of bread had increased, or maybe he was just tired of life. The result of that was the lid came off, and the pot blew up. And yes, everybody from George Soros, the CIA, the EU, the Vatican, etc, etc, etc, have been blamed for this explosion. My personal view is sometimes stuff happens, and you really shouldn’t look too deeply into social revolutions. The Arab world, and the Islamic world are a bit thin on the ground in terms of functional, honest, governments offering freedom to Muslims. The Arab people just got tired of the repressions, the corruptions and the hypocrisy, and started rioting. The government in Syria actually didn’t collapse, although not from a lack of trying. And here we get into Benghazi, Hillary Clinton, Ghadaffi’s grisly end, oil, chaos and the mantra: be careful what you wish for, since you might get it. “They” got what they wanted in Libya, in Egypt, and they didn’t get what they wanted in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. I am saying that what I call “the powers that be,” or the Deep State if you like, went after Syria for their own reasons. Obviously, “they” failed to overthrow Assad Junior, and “they” are seriously annoyed at that failure, and virtually everything that is now going on in Syria can be traced back to that failure, However, as they say, let’s begin at the beginning.

I happen to think the world is ruled by a core group of 300 families. You can call them what you like, and believe in them or not. I find this 300 family explanation to fit the evidence. The 300 spend some time fighting amongst themselves, crushing any potential opposition, and in general, just messing with the world, its people, and trying to become the most powerful, richest people they can be. It is a game of Risk, or Monopoly with real players, and real assets. After “they” had unleashed the Arab Spring, conquered Libya, Ukraine, thrown Egypt into chaos they took their shot at Syria. I mean “they” used their Deep State proxies to create the Free Syrian Army, or other proxy forces used to fight Assad junior and take over Syria. This process went on from 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, and was pretty much about to smash Assad junior’s head in when three things happened. Here are three things that “they” got blind-sided by. I think these three things that have led to the current Syrian situation in 2018. The first thing was the trained CIA, or Deep State dog, ISIS, not only bit the hand that created it, but tried to use a chainsaw and cut it off. In August of 2014, ISIS exploded out of literally nowhere, or at least I never found any media coverage of the rise of ISIS. It was literally a case on one month ISIS was part of the “anti-Assad forces,” all nice and warm and fuzzy. The USA had been supporting them, as had NATO, and the EU because they were on “our” side, and they were really good guys who would kill Assad Junior and let the Deep State loot and pillage like they want to. Well, people ISIS turned the tables in the summer of 2014, and began one of the most impressive military offensives possible. The result was ISIS, who still wanted to overthrow Assad junior, which is why the CIA liked them. The CIA never twigged to the fact that ISIS wanted to replace Assad Junior. They just wanted all of Syria, and Iraq as their own private Caliphate. Of course, I like to say it would be run by a bunch of psycho, in my opinions, ISIS fruit cakes who like to burn Jordanian pilots alive, and would give Chingis Khan a run for his torture chamber.

So, the first reason Syria is the way it is related to ISIS. ISIS became a wild card and forced all of the governments that created ISIS, under the delusional fantasy they could actually control ISIS, to realize they needed to destroy ISIS fast, especially before Wikileaks released all the information showing how they had funded both ISIS and Al Qaida in Syria. Al Qaida wasn’t so bad for the CIA as long as they were fighting Assad Junior.

Ergo, that leads to the second thing that happened, and the second reason Syria is the way it is in 2018. It took some time but everybody finally figured out the West needed to create this grand coalition and as, POTUS Trump put it so eloquently, “bomb the living #%$%%^^ out of ISIS.” I understand, agree and approve the sentiments. The result of that was the USA began to deploy serious military assets into Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan and Israel. In fact, we repeated the “find some good guys we can give Javelin anti-tank rockets to,” strategy. This time around the USA armed the various Kurdish groups, with much better results, and unleashed them on ISIS. Now, while all of the above was going on; namely, ISIS mutated from a “good anti-Assad junior group,” into something like the Black Death. While the USA and NATO were creating this “anti-ISIS coalition, which also was, by the way, still an Anti-Assad Junior coalition. The result was some confusion about whether it was better to bomb ISIS first, or Assad Junior first, or just bomb the #%%%% out of them all the time. The USA chose the latter tactic: bomb everybody, and bomb them all the time, and bomb them everywhere. This led to the strange situation where the US led “grand coalition” was bombing what were defined as ISIS forces, which were fighting the US backed Kurdish forces, who could be fighting the Assad Junior forces, who were, in turn possibly fighting Al Qaida anti-Assad junior forces, at least when they weren’t fighting ISIS. If you understand all of that, dear reader, I’m impressed. I’m impressed because I don’t understand it, and I just wrote it. And this is number 2.5 factor relevant to Syria. There are now so many individual players in Syria, engaged in so many actions, with so many different agendas, and supported by so many separate groups, I find it nearly impossible to keep track of them all. I will do the best I can, but I make no promises.

Next, we come to the third factor in the Syria of 2018. I did consider coming up with a fourth factor, but I decided to combine both parties into one situation. The third situation that blindsided the Deep State, the EU, the USA and a long list of anti-Assad junior forces was the entrance of Russian air combat units into the Syrian conflict on Assad Junior’s side. Further, this combat deployment was authorized by Vlad the Impaler, or Vladamir Putin, for the sole purpose of dealing with the military imperialism coming out of NATO, the EU and the USA. Putin saw what happened in Libya. Putin saw what happened in the Ukraine. Putin saw, got seriously annoyed and said Syria is mine. Putin thus completely frustrated the US NATO plan for the creation of an US NATO controlled Eastern Europe and Middle East. I am saying the third decisive factor of why Syria is now in the situation it is relates to foreign invasion, assistance and support. It is a fact that Russia intervened in Syria. It is a fact they saved Assad Junior’s rear end. It is a fact they have gutted ISIS in Syria. It is a fact they have completely frustrated both US and NATO plans for Syria. And finally, Russia has set the stage for Turkey’s invasion of Syria on January 20th, 2018. Putin simply declared victory over ISIS, had a parade and pulled most, not all, of his forces back to Russia, or at least to the new Armenian Air Base on the Turkish border. Putin plays chess; NATO and the US play Crazy Eights.

All of the above are the why, and the who, and the how we now have over 200,000 innocent Kurdish civilians trapped in Afrin, Syria. The Turks, under Erdogan, are very likely to massacre every Kurd now in Afrin. It is likely NATO, the US and Europe will stand by and watch. Perhaps some whining, and maybe some nasty diplomatic notes to Erdogan, but no way are we going to send in ground troops at this point.

The reasons behind Turkey’s invasion, and yes, Virginia Turkey really has invaded Northern Syria, are complex.

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RUSSIA SENDING IN ARMOR AND MECH INFANTRY TO ASSAD JUNIOR 3-6-2018

We are now right on the verge of the final phase in the Syrian civil war. Within the next two weeks, and certainly no later than the end of March,  Syria is going to explode into a regional war involving all the current players.

ONE: Russia is now deploying its second shipload of armor to Syria this year. The link is here.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/video-russian-tank-carrying-naval-transport-heads-syria-fully-loaded/

By Andrew Illingworth – 06/03/2018

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – The Russian military is sending another batch of vehicles and heavy weapons to Syria in order to further bolster the Arab republic’s armed forces.

On Monday, observers in the Bosphorus Strait spotted and filmed the Mediterranean-bound journey of a Russian Navy Tapir-class LST (Landing Ship Tank) sealifter.

Identified more specifically as Orsk 148, the naval cargo ship is noted by sources to be inbound to the Syrian port city of Tartus – its second such deployment since the beginning of 2018.

Whilst a number of military trucks were spotted above deck, it is worth noting that the true cargo-carrying capacity of the ship is hidden inside deceptively spacious storage areas within the vessel itself.

Tapir-class LSTs are capable of carrying up to twenty main battle tanks (or 40 infantry fighting vehicles).

TWO: Turkey is now in the final phase, as in the next 3 to 7 days, of storming Afrin itself. The link is here.

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/03/turkey-operation-syria-afrin-jindires.html

“The Turkish strategy is to lay siege to Afrin and to cut off the connection to Nubl and Zahra,” the SDF commander, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Al-Monitor.

Forces loyal to the Syrian regime have reportedly been deployed in support of the YPG from the mainly Shiite villages of Nubl and Zahra. Haberturk, a mainstream news channel, broadcast footage shot from Hatay, on the Turkish side of the border, of Turkish jets bombing Jindires. Large plumes of brown smoke rose from a hilltop that the channel said was near Jindires. Haberturk reported that the purpose of the strikes was to “soften” resistance before Turkish-led ground forces moved into the town itself.

Commentators believe that the battle for Jindires marks a shift from rural to urban warfare in Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch — a move that will prove hugely challenging. Jindires needs to be taken if Turkish-led forces are to close in on Afrin proper. Sedat Ergin, a veteran columnist for Hurriyet, wrote that Jindires “spreads out over a large area … [and] clashes with terrorist groups in a residential area with civilians carry more risks and difficulties than ones in the countryside.”

According to Istanbul-based think tank the Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), the Turkish “gendarmerie and police special operations units, which are the urban warfare and counterterrorism elite of the Turkish security forces, are being deployed to the areas of operation.” EDAM added that the “use of … civilians as human shield[s]” on behalf of the YPG and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is “highly problematic.”

THREE: KURDISH COMBAT VETERAN FORCES ARE BEING REDEPLOYED FROM BOTH SYRIAN AND US COALITION MISSIONS TO REINFORCE AFRIN. SOME 5,000 KURDISH FIGHTERS ARE NOW INBOUND TO AFRIN OVER THE NEXT WEEK OR SO.

THE LINK IS HERE. AND HERE.

https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5147906,00.html

US-backed Kurdish forces say they are redeploying fighters from fronts against the Islamic State group in eastern Syria to the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin in the northwest to shore up Kurdish fighters battling a Turkish offensive. 

The Kurdish Rudaw news agency quotes Abu Omar al-Idilbi, a spokesman for Arab militias within the Syrian Democratic Forces as saying that 1,700 fighters will be redeployed from Deir el-Zour and other active fronts with IS.

In pictures: 3,500 Rojava fighters graduate, ready to defend Afrin

By Rudaw 2/3/2018

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WAR DRUMS IN THE DISTANCE 3-1-2018

When World War Three actually breaks out, which could be any day now, nobody will be able to say they were surprised. It isn’t like Erdogan, or Assad Junior, or Vlad the Impaler, ie Putin, or Israel, or Iran, or Hezzbollah hasn’t given clear indications the balloon is about to go up. We may be appalled. We may be stunned. We may be terrified. We will not be unaware of the looming crisis, at least if you have been reading my little “doomer porn blog.” At any rate, Erdogan has now done something truly amazing in both the military and diplomatic sphere. Erdogan has now completely surrounded Turkey with armed, angry enemies. The level of arrogance and incompetence required to do that is, well truly amazing in its scope. Never has one leader, Erdogan, annoyed so many nations, so much, and with such a potentially devastating effect.

Erdogan now faces Urkaine and Russia to the north. Erdogan now faces Armenia to his East. Erdogan now faces Syria to his south, including Assad Junior, the Kurds, Iran and Hezzbollah. And finally, Erdogan now faces both NATO and Greece to his west. This western threat also now includes Israel, which sent one of its military people to have a chat with Athens. I have no doubt the cargo planes full of military stuff are now landing at the Athens airport.

First, in this link below we see Erdogan has so enraged the Armenians they have cancelled the 1993 attempt at better relations. Vlad the Impaler has yet again proven he is always about three steps ahead of everybody else. Putin has expanded, deployed to a huge Armenian Air Base that is on the Turkish Armenian border.

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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/armine-sahakyan/russias-staging-bases-in_b_9339046.html

Russia’s Staging Bases in Armenia