THE FINAL PIECES FOR SYRIAN DISASTER NOW IN PLACE 2-16-2018

I think the final moves are now being made for a total disaster in Syria. If all we get out of this is a regional war, we should count ourselves fortunate. The two key factors are Erdogan’s move to Syria’s eastern border with Iraq on the Euphrates River. Once he does that, he will directly engage US troops. The second decisive factor is with the slaughter of several hundred Russian mercs Putin’s hand has been forced. He is up for election after all. He simply can’t afford a major Syrian scandal at this point. It is a common tactic of desperate, totalitarian regimes, like Argentina going to war with Britain over the Falklands. The reason they did that was to prevent the mass demonstrations from bringing down the government. It didn’t work, but they started a war anyway.

I believe historical forces are now in play that can’t be bottled up any longer. It is the 100 year mark since the collapse of the historical Ottoman Empire, that’s the one Erdogan wants to restore, as well as the British and French partition of the Middle East. All things have a cycle from birth to death, and I think the Imperial model, the Colonial model imposed on the Middle East is reaching its expiration date.

I also think the various factions are aligning up nicely for the final confrontation that will trigger World War Three. We have a desperate Erdogan, fully seduced by his historical Ottoman fantasy. We have a Putin, now faced with a political crisis that threatens his rule. Next, we have a militant Iran, and its Hezzbollah clone, itching to light it up with Israel. We have Assad junior, who doesn’t want a Kurdish state in Syria anymore than Erdogan does. The combatants will align as follows: Iran, Hezzbollah, Assad Junior, Russia and Turkey against the US Coalition, the Kurds, NATO, and Israel. Israel wants to take down Iran, and Iran wants to take down Israel. Israel is also having its own political crisis.

Once this free for all gets going, and we could be looking at a two to four week time frame, depending on who shoots first, the French post from yesterday will be seen as prophetic. I am also saying that once it gets lit up, all the other players are going to get involved. The list would include Saudi Arabia, which despises Iran, they are Shia Muslims, and the Saudis are Sunni. Saudi Arabia also hates Hezzbollah in Lebanon. The Saudi government has also made direct threats against Lebanon, so it won’t take much to bring them in. Finally, the Shia Houhi tribe in Yemen, the one that is fighting Saudi Arabia already, will engage as an Iranian proxy. The result of that is both the Suez Canal, under threat from the Houthi, and the Straits of Hormuz, under threat from Iran, will be closed. Of course, all it would take is one missile and the insurance companies won’t insure the tankers. At that point, even if all Iran or the Houthi tribesmen did is threaten to shoot, it would be enough.

At any rate, things are coming into focus in Syria. We may somehow get a diplomatic solution to all of this, but after Tillerson and his dog and pony show with Erdogan things don’t look promising. In fact, I would say now that Tillerson’s plane wheels are off the tarmac Erdogan will unleash his military on the Kurds. And after that, to paraphrase the French King, the one before the final one, Apres moi, les deluge. After me, the deluge. He was predicting the French Revolution by the way, but it applies to Syria also.

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US COALITION KILLS RUSSIAN TROOPS IN SYRIA: PART TWO 2-13-2018

The battle on February 7th, 2018 was on a much greater scale than first reports indicated. It is now being reported that dozens of Russian “contract soldiers” were killed when they attacked Kurdish positions near the Euphrates River in Eastern Syria. Putin made the decision to cover this up. The cover up is now breaking and Putin finds himself in the position of being caught with his pants down.  The Syrian situation is headed south, fast.

The link is here.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-13/us-strikes-kill-100-russian-soldiers-syria

US Strikes Kill 100 Russian Fighters In Syria

SYRIA GOES CRITICAL MASS 2-5-2018

Since my post 24 hours ago, the Syrian situation has now exploded into a real mess. The thing about the Middle East is things can head south in less than one day. The Syrian situation is now headed south, at the speed of light, and will soon be standing next to some penguins. My Doomer Doug doomer sense alerted me to this yesterday. Now it is going off even more than Spiderman’s spidey sense every did. For one thing, I knew that Iran would eventually get involved, and so they have. The first link is from FARS, and yeah they definitely have an agenda, but still are a good source for what Iran really thinks. Iran thinks Turkey should butt out of Syria as the link shows.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13961116000729

Iran Reiterates Necessity for Turkey to Stop Military Operations in Syria

“What has happened in Syria by Turkey should stop and Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity should be respected because if this process continues, it will help the terrorists to return,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi told reporters in his press conference in Tehran on Monday.

He warned that the terrorists still continue activities in Syria, and said, “Turkey should pursue issues within the framework of Astana talks and pay attention to Damascus views.”

“We are in contact and consultations with both sides,” Qassemi said.

The Iranian foreign ministry had also in January called on Ankara to immediately end military operations against the Syrian border city of Afrin which is controlled by Kurds, warning that the invasion could create the needed chaos for the terrorist groups to resume operations in the region.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is following up the current developments in the town of Afrin in Syria closely and with concern and hopes that the operations will immediately end to prevent further deepening and spread of crisis at the Turkish-Syrian bordering areas,” Qassemi said last month.

“Continued crisis in Afrin can strengthen the Takfiri-terrorist groups in Northern Syria again and will ignite again the fire of war and destruction in the country,” he added.

 

In the “that didn’t take long,” we have how Iran’s statements play out in real time, on the ground situations.  Northern Watch, over at timebomb gives us this nugget of Middle East reality 101.

Riam Dalati‏Verified account @Dalatrm · 7h7 hours ago

BBC contact Hassan Zaki near #AlEiss:
#Iran militias fired artillery at #TSK forces. 2 Turkish soldiers injured. #Turkey fired back from within its borders with 12 missiles. All targeting Tallet Al Jerdi village.

The Syrian forces led by Assad junior also wasted no time in going after Turkey near Aleppo.  Daniel Boon force fed me this little nugget.

Breaking | Syrian Army strikes Turkish forces in South Aleppo , Turkish strikes back -https://muraselon.com/en/2018/02/breaking-syrian-army-strikes-turkish-forces-south-aleppo-turkish-strikes-back-report/

We also have this report on the collapsing situation.

Qalaat Al Mudiq
@QalaatAlMudiq
#Pt. #IRGC-linked forces are shelling Al-Eis area & Turkish Army retaliating bombing nearby Hader. New #TSK convoy entered #Idlib province few ago.

https://mobile.twitter.com/QalaatAlM…60729983279104

And finally, in the Erdogan really is a raving lunatic, who thinks he is on a mission from God, we have this deal sealer.

The link is here.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13961116000874

Turkish Media Disclose New US Plan to Boost Kurdish Militants’ Military Power in Manbij

The Turkish-language Yeni Safak daily reported that the US forces are planning to build modern tunnels in the Kurdish-held town of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo after the Kurdish forces’ US-built tunnels in the town of Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo were destroyed in the Turkish troops’ attacks.

The daily said that the new tunnels are capable of resisting against cement-piercing bombs, adding that identifying the exact location of the tunnels is not simply possible too.

Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said Sunday If the PYD/PKK terror group does not leave Syria’s Manbij, Turkey would move there and towards East of Euphrates River.

In remarks made to CNN Turk, Bozdag, who is also a Spokesman for the government, said the PYD/PKK terrorists had to leave Manbij, a strategic city West of the Euphrates in Northern Syria.

“If they [PYD/PKK] do not leave Manbij, we will move into Manbij and towards the East of Euphrates,” he added.

Tensions are on the rise between Turkey and the US after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that his country’s army plan to expand their invasion of the Kurdish-held territories in Syria from Afrin to Manbij where some 3,000 US military forces are deployed.

Since the start of Operation “Olive Branch” by Ankara and its allied militants, Turkey has stressed that its forces would spread to the East, while Erdogan has stressed that his army would soon invade Manbij and continue the assault to the border with Iraq some 900km away.

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also warned that it was “necessary for them (US) to immediately withdraw from Manbij” as well as take “more concrete steps rather than words” to end support for the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the United States Central Command, had said that withdrawing US forces from Manbij is “not something we are looking into”.

Turkey’s Operation ‘Olive Branch’ kicked off mid-January from air and ground around the area of Afrin in Syria’s Aleppo to oust the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara views as a terror organization and the Syrian branch of the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK).

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has stressed that Turkish offensive in Afrin is part of Ankara’s strategy based on supporting terrorists.

The Syrian government has condemned the “brutal Turkish aggression” against the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, rejecting Ankara’s claim about having informed Damascus of the operation.

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Actually, it is now officially “worse.” This link indicates the Russians are now engaging the Turks with things to go boom.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13961116001211

Turkish Army Sends New Military Convoy to Southern Aleppo

The websites reported that a military convoy of the Turkish army has entered Syria’s Idlib province and has moved towards Tal al-Eis region in Southern Aleppo.

The websites further said that the Turkish column includes 60 military vehicles and crossed into Syria’s Idlib via the border village of Kafr Lousin.

This is the third time in the last three weeks that the Turkish army convoys try to reach Southern Aleppo.

A Russian media outlet reported last week that the Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at a convoy of Turkish military vehicles in Southern Aleppo.

The Arabic-language website of RT reported that the artillery and missile units of the Syrian army targeted a Turkish army convoy by over 30 artillery shells and missiles near the town of al-Eis in Southern Aleppo.

In the meantime, media activists said that several Russian warplanes pounded the Turkish convoy that tried to go through the regions that are under the Syrian Army control near al-Eis and near the highway that connects Aleppo to Damascus.

They further said that two Turkish F-16 fighter jets flew over Kamari region where the Turkish military column was targeted by the Syrian artillery and missile units, adding that five Russian fighter jets were also flying over Abu al-Dhohour in Southeastern Idlib.

Also, dissident-affiliated sources reported that the Turkish warplanes flew over Aleppo airspace to provide back-up for the Turkish military column in Tal (hill) al-Eis and bombed a region in al-Hadher.

Local sources said that almost 100 military vehicles, including 15 tanks of the Turkish army together with military equipment of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) entered Syrian territories and tried to deploy behind Tal al-Eis that overlooks the Syrian Army’s positions in al-Hadher region in Southern Aleppo.

Militant-affiliated websites said that the Turkish convoy launched attacks on Syrian Army positons after their deployment near Tal al-Eis.

 

WAR CLOUDS GATHER IN THE MID-EAST 2-4-2018

I have two links for you to ponder as the Middle East falls further into chaos.  The first is a statement from HAMAS, they are based in the Gaza Strip bordering Southern Israel, saying war is “imminent,” as in a few days from now. The link is here.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-04/hamas-leader-warns-war-israel-will-erupt-within-days

Hamas Leader Warns War With Israel Will Erupt “Within Days”

Next week a significant war drill will be conducted across Israel by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) together with the American military, as part of the biennial Juniper Cobra military exercise, which this year will imitate a simultaneous missile attack on Israel from both its northern and southern fronts.

Meanwhile, as Israel prepares for armed conflict, Al Hayat, an Arabic-language London-based newspaper, writes that Hamas’ chief Yahya Sinwar has ordered the Gaza-based Islamist militant group on high alert, indicating that war is a “95 percent probability” and it could erupt in hours or within days.

According to Haaretz, Hamas’ chief in Gaza anticipates Israel will use the upcoming military exercises in the south to spark new conflict, and as a result Hamas has started preparing the Gaza Strip for a military incursion by Israel forces:

Sources that have met with Yahya Sinwar, Hamas’ political leader in Gaza, say that Palestinian factions believe that Israel will use a training exercise planned on the southern front to open a military operation against Hamas. The report further said that the military wing of Hamas has declared a state of high alert, evacuating sites and headquarters and even deploying road blocks accross the Strip.

Political and human rights activists in Gaza told Haaretz that the atmosphere in the Strip is very grim in light of the humanitarian crisis, some of which involves the non-implementation of the reconciliation agreement between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority and mutual recriminations between the PA and Hamas over the freeze in talks.

Hamas’ war preparations in the Gaza strip are in anticipation that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the American military could use the Juniper Cobra war drill to strike the Gaza Strip.

The next link refers to Turkish threats to attack US Troops embedded with Kurdish forces in Northern Syria. The link is here.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-04/turkey-warns-us-troops-northern-syria-may-be-targeted-its-armed-forces

Turkey Warns US Troops In Northern Syria May Be Targeted By Its Armed Forces

Last week we reported  that days Turkey valiantly demanded that US forces vacate military bases in the Syrian district of Manbij, the US predictably refused, and on Monday a top American general said that US troops will not pull out from the northern Syrian city of Manbij, rebuffing Ankara demands to withdraw from the city and risking a potential confrontation between the two NATO allies.

One week later, in the latest dramatic escalation between the two NATO members, Turkey’s Deputy PM has warned that US troops fighting alongside Syrian Kurdish militias in the same uniform may be targeted by the Turkish army due to the difficulty of distinguishing them in the heat of battle, effectively stating that US troops in northern Syria are now “fair game” in the ongoing deadly conflict.

Speaking to CNN Turk on Sunday, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said if US troops wear “terrorists’ clothes” and find themselves among “terrorists” of the Kurdish YPG forces attacking the Turkish troops, “there is no chance that we will make a distinction at this point.”

 

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TURKEY’S SYRIAN JIHAD 2-1-2018

Turkey’s Erdogan is nothing if not consistent in his lunacy. Like Adolph Hitler, nobody can say that Erdogan hasn’t been very clear about what he is really up to in his “Operation Olive Branch.” The invasion of Syria by Turkey has one single goal. It is to annex most of Northern Syria directly into Turkey. Turkey is now in full Restored Ottoman Empire mode. I’m not sure if the USA, the EU, NATO have twigged to the fact that, in Erdogan, they really do have a Turkish leader that thinks he derives his political mandate from Allah. I wonder if they get the things now driving Erdogan’s policies are Imperial, militaristic ones. Smirk all you want when Erdogan’s claims a bird sent by God anointed him to rule. Smirk, and go back to your Western lifestyle, but understand that whatever “we” think, in Erdogan we have a Turkish leader who dreams of a restored Ottoman Empire, and his role as the Sultan, under Sharia law, of that empire.

Here is a good summary of the current Turkish jihad in Syria.

https://www.activistpost.com/2018/01…-of-syria.html

January 30, 2018

By Brandon Turbeville

Turkey has invaded Syria to fight against the Kurds. Turkey is fighting alongside FSA terrorists while the United States, a Turkish ally is fighting alongside Kurdish terrorists. The Syrian military is pushing northwest toward Idlib city and the Russian, Iranian, and Hezbollah forces remain in the country to stabilize the situation and defeat jihadist groups continuing to operate there. The Kurds work with the FSA but the FSA is now working with the Turks. The FSA also works with the United States who in turn works with the Kurds.

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Finally, here is my post on the subject. THE KEY SENTENCE IS “WE ARE NOW DEALING WITH A TURKISH JIHAD BASED ON MILITANT ISLAM AND IMPERIAL OTTOMAN DESIRES.

TURKEY’S JIHAD IN SYRIA

Create the crisis. Exploit the crisis. Create the problem; provide the solution. Yep, standard globalist, New World Order modus operandi now in play. Trump foolishly believed the LIES about Assad junior using nerve gas when Syrian jets blew up a warehouse full of our erstwile “anti-assad allies.” Trump also forgot about the SARIN GAS caught coming over the Turkish border by our allies.

And now, Trump is being lied to yet again by the traitors in the CIA, the neocon warmongers et al. Now Assad junior, for all his faults, is the one guy not raping and murdering Christians in Syria. NO, that is our “allies” doing that.

Let me clear here: Erdogan has unleashed the beast and it will not be restrained now. Putin, Hezzbollah and Iran, and assad junior are not going to tolerate any serious threat to the Syrian state. Erdogan is going to annex NORTHERN SYRIA. And I can’t say whether Putin gets that, or is just applying political analysis to what is a Turkish NATIONALIST, RESTORED OTTOMAN EMPIRE, AND MILITANT ISLAM IDEOLOGY. Most of them, the US, the EU, NATO, and Putin maybe don’t get that we are dealing with a TURKISH JIHAD FOUNDED ON MILITANT ISLAM AND OTTOMAN IMPERIAL DESIRES.

Oh, yeah, ain’t things going to get interesting NOW.

 

THE USA HAS NOW LOST IRAQ TO RUSSIA AND IRAN 10-24-2017

Saudi Arabia and Quatar are at each other’s throats right now. There is no possibility that Saudi Arabia and Quatar can take any kind of unified action against Iran. The other thing is Russia has now guaranteed the 2005 Kurdistan borders already agreed to by the Shia Baghdad Central government. Further, Russia has now guaranteed the Kurds access to a pipeline that goes north into Russia, and not west into Turkey. The Shia Central government has just moved to within striking distance of a key pipeline facility from Kurdistan into Turkey.

As for Iran, gang, well Tillerson and Trump can shoot their mouths off all they want to, but it makes no difference on the ground in Iraq. Possession is nine tenths of the law. Iran now controls Iraq everywhere except the 2005 Kurdistan, which again is now guaranteed by Russia.

The “deal” is pretty clear to me, Housecarl. Iran “gets Iraq” either directly under control of the Shia PMU militia, or the Shia “national military,” or the Shia Central government. Russia is telling Iran to back off from trying to take Kurdistan itself.

This is all “spheres of influence” and “buffer zone” level of diplomacy. The Russians are HUGE on buffer zones, which is why they are so enraged that NATO moved east to the Russian borders after Reagan and Bush Senior conned Gorbachev.

Russia is now moving south into Kurdistan in Iraq to counter the NATO move east into the Baltic States, Poland and Romania. Russia has also moved west into the former Uraine.

The “great game” has been going on between Russia and the West for several centuries now, involving the Crimea” ie “charge of the light brigade” in the 1850’s to fighting over Afghanistan with the British. Russia is looking to get a warm water port on either the Indian Ocean, or the Persian Gulf, which they have now done.

Trump and Tillerson have been outplayed by both Russia and Iran.

Finally, looking at naval bang you now have Russia with a naval base in the Black Sea on Crimea, as well as a naval base in Syria, and the deal they made to take over the former British naval base on Cyprus. In addition to all that, Russia now has full access to Basra in Southern Iraq. Russia cut a deal with Iran. Iran cut a deal with Russia.

NATO, THE EU, THE USA HAVE NO DEAL IN IRAQ AT ALL. WE HAVE LOST IRAQ TO THE RUSSIANS AND THE IRANIANS. NOW THAT SYRIA IS RESTORED, MINUS SOME FUTURE FIGHTING TO KEEP THE KURDS IN LINE, THE TRUE NATURE OF THE DECISIVE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, DIPLOMATIC AND MILITARY DEFEAT THE USA HAS SUFFERED IN IRAQ IS NOW CLEAR TO EVERYBODY ELSE OTHER THAN TRUMP, TILLERSON, THE EU AND NATO.

It hurts when you get your ass kicked. Trump the deal maker simply doesn’t understand the “Great Game” in the Middle East, as played by both Russia and Iran.

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IRAN WINS IN IRAQ: GAME OVER 10-19-2017

Barzini overplayed his hand and set up the conditions where Iran, Iraq and Turkey unified against the Kurds to prevent chunks of their countries from being included in Barzini’s “new Kurdistan.” Trump, well Iran has concluded Trump is a loud mouthed, con artist and carnival barker who is all mouth and no action. It is clear to anybody in the region that Iran is the real winner here.

Iran has now achieved ALL of its original goals.

One: The creation of a secure land supply route from Iran, through Iraq, through Syria and into Lebanon’s Bekka Valley. The result of that is ongoing, sustained resupply for Hezzbollah in Southern Lebanon. Of course, that brings Northern Israel into a free fire zone for Hezzbollah/Iranian missiles. And that is a HUGE ADVANTAGE for Iran in any potential conflict with Israel. If Israel ever directly attacks Israel, well Iran will open a northern front, from Southern Lebanon and Hezzbollah’s missile batteries into Israel.

Two. Iran is now in full operational control of most of Iraq, using the Shia dominated central government in Baghdad and backed up the Armed Shia Militias, or PMU combined with the predominantly Shia central military.

Three: Iran has made Trump, NATO and Israel look like incompetent fools on the world stage.

Four: Iran has now neutralized any Kurdish attempt to liberate the areas inside of Iran known as Kurdistan. This means Iran now faces no threat of armed resistance from inside its country from the Kurds. Iran still faces a potential threat from Kurdish groups inside of Iraqi Kurdistan. However, they have just neutralized, mostly anyway, because Iraq Kurds are now under threat from Iraq, Turkey and Iran.

Five: Barzini is now a gutted, castrated political enuch who may or may not get whacked in the looming Kurdish Civil War between the two major Peshmerga groups.

Six. The Coalition “War against ISIS’ has now totally collapsed and ISIS will emerge, more lethal, stronger and become a factor in Iraq, at least northern Iraq now.

Seven. Trump is now shown on the global stage to have been outplayed by Iran. The results of that will be CATASTROPHIC as Iraq becomes a part of Greater Iran.

Yep, the USA is a fading empire, run by fools, neo con warmongers, globalists and with a military withered away into impotence by North Korea, China, Russia and Iran.

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