Saturday, February 22, 2020

US Military official slips up and tells truth that Idlib is a “magnet” for terrorist groups who are a “nuisance, a menace and a threat” to the hundreds of thousands of civilians in Syria-Sky News

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2/20/20, “@OIRSpox Colonel Myles Caggins says the #Idlib province is a “magnet” for terrorist groups who are a “nuisance, a menace and a threat” to the hundreds of thousands of civilians in Syria, who are just “trying to make it through the winter.””.......


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Above, 2/20/20, via Sky News twitter
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Below: 2/20/20, More on accidental or unusual honesty about Idlib from a US official, in this case US Colonel Caggins: “Much of US UK media portray #Idlib as if a last #Syria bastion of freedom and democracy against Assad. But watch here today as senior US officer @OIRSpox says otherwise: ‘Idlib is a terrorist magnet, and all its armed groups are a menace and threat to the civilians living there’,” 
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Above, 2/20/20, Charles Shoebridge twitter
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Below, 2/21/20,He won’t be back, he broke the narrative.
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Above, 2/21/20, via Shoebridge twitter
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 Below, 2/21/20, “A rare moment of truth on Sky news regarding Syria”
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Above, 2/21/20, via Shoebridge twitter




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US “NATO ally” Turkey supports terrorist headslicers who behead Syrian soldiers, calls them “moderates”

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2/20/20, “Those who @anadoluagency called them “moderate opposition” and #Turkey still support them.”


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Above, 2/20/20, via Hoshang Hasan twitter. Andalou is news agency based in Turkey 

Below, 2/20/20, “So ridiculous how @anadoluagency wants to introduce terrorists beheading #Syrian soldiers in #Idlib as “moderate opposition”, these scenes show exactly what kind of operation #Turkey is supporting in #Syria.”
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Above, 2/20/20, via Hoshang Hasan twitter

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

British intel ran Syria pro-terrorist propaganda campaigns. The Queen and US mafia both love US taxpayer funded headslicers. Russia is different, respects sovereignty, says jihadists must leave Idlib per UN rules and international law

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The international order [was] established by the victorious allies after the Second World War....The United States [is] vulnerable to the accusation that it is as selective as any country about when it does and does not abide by the international norms and rules that it expects of others….The longevity of the current international system may have led to the assumption that it was in some way the natural order of things.“…“Challenges to the Rules-Based International Order, Chatham House, 2015. The Queen is Patron of Chatham House


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Image: June 3, 2019Trump and his pal the Queen during dinner at Buckingham Palace, getty
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British Intelligence ran pro-terrorist propaganda in Syria: 

“Erdogan continues with his wild rhetoric over Syria. 

“#ERDOGAN: “#Turkey cannot be confined within the 780,000 km2 border. #Misrata, #Aleppo, #Homs & #Hasaka are outside our actual borders, but they are within our emotional & physical limits, we will confront those who limit our history to only 90yrs.””
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2/19/20, “Syria–Turkey’s Bluff Is Called–Media Opposition Sources Run By British Intelligence,“ Moon of Alabama 

“Russia has called Turkey’s bluff of a wide ranging attack on Syrian government forces. The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan will now have to find a way out of the Idleb trap he set himself in. His excellent Syria adventure is coming to an end.

Meanwhile we learn that the British military intelligence ran another large dis-information campaign that brought ‘Syrian voices’ into the ‘western’ press. 

Erdogan continues with his wild rhetoric over Syria. 

“#ERDOGAN: “#Turkey cannot be confined within the 780,000 km2 border. #Misrata, #Aleppo, #Homs & #Hasaka are outside our actual borders, but they are within our emotional & physical limits, we will confront those who limit our history to only 90yrs.” 

The Turkish talks with Russia have not gone well. Russia had proposed the following points: 

“1- 16-km border strip in Idlib under Turkey control
2- Russia controls crossing between Idlib strip and Afrin
3- M4 and M5 opened under joint Russian-Turkish supervision
4- Retreat of observation points to border strip”
 

Some ten of Turkey’s observation points are currently surrounded by the Syrian army. If Turkey starts to escalate they will be in a dire situation.
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Turkey rejected the Russian proposal: 

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Feb. 19 that talks with Russia on the northwestern [sovereign]  Syrian region of Idlib were far from meeting Turkey’s demands and warned that a military operation there was a “matter of time”.“As with all [previous] operations, we say ‘we could suddenly come one night.’ In other words, an Idlib operation is a matter of time,” Erdoğan said. He was referring to the previous three Turkish operations to northern Syria since 2016. 

“We are entering the last days for the [sovereign] [Syrian] regime to stop its hostility in [its sovereign territory of] Idlib [in which Turkey military is illegally present]. We are making our final warnings,”he added. “Turkey has made all preparations to carry out its own operation plans in Idlib.” 

Russia called a Turkish attack the worst case scenario: 

“The Kremlin spokesman added that “if it is an operation against Syria’s legitimate authorities and armed forces, it will definitely be the worst scenario.”Russia will continue contacts with Turkey in order to prevent the situation in Idlib from escalating further, according to Peskov. 

“We are determined to continue to use our working contacts with our Turkish counterparts to prevent the situation in Idlib from escalating further," he said.”
 
Two hours after it published the above the Russian agency TASS also published this: 

“Two Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers have performed a scheduled flight over the neutral waters of the Black Sea, Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.”During the flight, the crews covered a distance of about 4,500 km and stayed in the air for more than five hours,” the statement runs. 

Fighter jets of Russia’s Southern Military District escorted the bombers during the flight.” 

The Tu-22M3 can fire long range cruise missiles. The Turkish military will understand that warning. 

The Russians are also prodding Erdogan with reports about U.S. weapon deliveries to PKK-Kurds in east Syria: 

“The US command in the region is intensively saturating the territory east of the Euphrates river with weapons and ammunition. Since the beginning of 2020, 13 [US taxpayer funded] military convoys have arrived from Iraq to Syria, which included over 80 armored vehicles and more than 300 trucks loaded with various types of weapons, ammunition and materiel”,Rear Adm. Oleg Zhuravlev said in a daily briefing.”
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Reports now speak of more than a million refugees in Idleb even as the pre-war population of Idleb governorate never exceeded 1.5 million. Many of those already fled during the early war either to government held areas or to Turkey and beyond. Where are the million reported now supposed to have come from? 

The ‘western’ media is again practicing tear jerking about these refugees in Idleb. But its reports forget to mention that al-Qaeda rules Idleb and that it prevents the people from crossing the line into Syrian government held areas: 

“In yet another lengthy, expensive, lavishly illustrated story about Idlib, the NYT once again failed to make any mention of the politics of what is happening in that enclave of northwestern Syria– namely, the fact that well-armed jihadist/takfiri fighters from all around the world have controlled it for the past several years, while Syria’s government forces have been battling to regain control [and free hostages being used as human shields]. 

In that latest article, as in all of the lengthy, one-sided tearjerkers it has published about Idlib over the past year, the NYT has no actual journalists or photographers on the ground reporting the story. It is wholly reliant instead  on “stories and footage it gathers from unverifiable sources inside the [headslicers] enclave– sources who notably never include any mention of the jihadi armed groups that control all aspects of life there.” 

Today we learn that many of these unverifiable sources have been on the British government payroll since at least 2012: 

“A number of leaked documents seen by Middle East Eye show how the propaganda initiative began in 2012 and gathered pace the following year, shortly after the UK parliament refused to authorise British military action in Syria. Drawing upon British, American and Canadian funding, UK government contractors set up offices in Istanbul and Amman, where they hired members of the Syrian diaspora, who in turn recruited citizen journalists inside Syria.... 

During 2015, Free Syria, Syrian Identity and Undermine were funded in both British pounds and Canadian dollars, with the equivalent of around £410,000 ($540,000) being spent each month.” 

These ‘sources’ which were hired and instructed by the UK government are the ones quoted in ‘western’ papers. The whole scheme, like the British organized [and US taxpayer funded] ‘White Helmets’, was run by military intelligence officers:
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“Individuals familiar with the project say that around nine companies were invited to bid for the contracts. They included a number of firms established by former British diplomats, intelligence officers and army officers. Although the contracts were awarded by the UK’s foreign office, they were managed by the country’s Ministry of Defence, and sometimes by military intelligence officers. 

These companies set up offices in Amman, Istanbul and, for a period, at Reyhanli in southeast Turkey. From here they would employ Syrians who would in turn recruit citizen journalists inside Syria, who were under the impression that they were working for the media offices of Syrian [terrorists] opposition groups.” 

The British intelligence also hired journalists to write ‘Syrian rebel’ propaganda stories. Britain also organized and directed the [terrorists’] opposition’s spokespersons: 

“Meanwhile, other leaked documents seen by MEE show that the British government had awarded contracts to communications companies, which selected and trained opposition spokespeople, ran press offices that operated 24 hours a day, and developed opposition social media accounts. British staff running these offices were told that their Syrian employees were permitted to talk to British journalists – as spokespeople for the Syrian opposition – but only after receiving clearance from officials at the British consulate in Istanbul. 

One of the responsibilities of the press offices set up covertly by the British government under the terms of these contracts was to “maintain an effective network of correspondents/stringers inside Syria to report on [terrorist] MAO [moderate armed opposition] activity”. 

In this way, the British government was able to exert behind-the-scenes influence over conversations that the UK media was having with individuals who presented themselves as Syrian opposition representatives.” 

It weren’t just UK media who cited those persons. The whole ‘civil opposition movement’ was, like the [jihadist] ‘White Helmets’, a well organized and paid British government front. But when Turkey increased its role in Syria the British dis-information operation began to shut down:
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“British government enthusiasm for much of the work appears to have begun to wane as it became increasingly clear that the Assad government and its Russian and Iranian allies were winning the [so-called] civil war, and funding for contracts began to dry up. Early in 2019, the Free Syrian Police, a British-backed organisation, finally ceased operations following a [terrorist] militant takeover of Idlib province, much to the dismay of civilians and civil society activists. 

The Turkish government is also said to have become less tolerant of the propaganda initiatives being co-ordinated from its territory. One British contractor is understood to have been expelled after the Turkish authorities discovered she had entered the country on a tourist visa.”  

That Turkey’s government became less tolerant to the British operation may also explain the death of the British military intelligence officer who ran the ‘White Helmets’ propaganda group from his apartment in Istanbul.” 

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Among comments
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“So sad to see how the usa-uk and canada .. fund[ed].. an opposition that consists of the very same terrorist groups these same countries are [supposedly] opposed to.. James @ 3 .. you described propaganda and activities of mobsters. <. ..I believe the entire top levels of these interconnected governments are in the hands of private greedy dangerous mobsters and or their puppets. using the nation states as weapons and leverage to conduct their mobster affairs. <=it has taken many years for the governed in these various nation states to wade through the propaganda and to discover for themselves, the dilemma the governed are in: victims not of our persons in government we elected, but victims of puppets in government who serve the mob. 

We the governed have been cut out from the affairs of government (so called state secrecy) and from the election to office of persons able to do anything about it. So as one person said we the governed are but bystanders.…In the man called Erdo stands the promise of world war III. In the person of Putin stands the man to stop Erdo.. it will be interesting…. 

Posted by: snake | Feb 19 2020 17:32 utc | 19″
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“Peter AU 1 @26– 

UNSC [UN Security Council] met this morning and Russia opposed a UN declaration for a ceasefire as was expected. Lavrov stated that Idlib must be liberated, no more dancing around as with the Minsk Accords. Like Kiev, Erdogan entered into commitments that he refused to honor, and he’s being called out for his bad behavior. Russia’s UNSC rep on short PressTV vid: “Syrian government should retake control of entire country.” 

Posted by: karlof1 | Feb 19 2020 18:55 utc | 34″ 

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Headslicing terrorists cry, run back to safety in Idlib Al Qaeda enclave. Cheering Syrians in Western Aleppo are finally freed from headslicers after years of US backed jihadist control. Syria would be totally justified in bombing US and seizing a third of its land

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In the morning, al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Turkish-backed factions launched a large-scale counter-attack against the SAA in western Aleppo in a last ditch effort to hold onto the region. However, the attack was repelled with the militants sustaining catastrophic losses.
The failure of the attack has apparently led to a state of chaos within the [terrorists] militants. This resulted in a full collapse once the army began advancing from several directions.
A major celebration is now taking place in Aleppo city. The locals, who have been targeted by rockets and mortars from the city’s northern and northwestern outskirts for years, are taking to the streets to cheer for the Syrian military and its allies.”
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Bloomberg defends 13 story Ground Zero mosque, says Muslims have rights too-NY Post, May 29, 2010

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Image, Jumpers, 9/11/2001, Reuters photo 

May 29, 2010, Bloomberg defends Ground Zero mosque as freedom-of-faith issue,” NY Post, David Seifman 

In his fiercest defense yet of the mosque proposed near Ground Zero, Mayor Bloomberg declared yesterday that it must be allowed to proceed because the government “shouldn’t be in the business of picking” one religion over another. 

“I think it’s fair to say if somebody was going to try, on that piece of property, to build a church or a synagogue, nobody would be yelling and screaming,” the mayor said. 

“And the fact of the matter is that Muslims have a right to do it, too.” 

Placing the proposed mosque two blocks from the World Trade Center site has led to an outcry from opponents, including family members of 9/11 victims, who contend the holy place at 45 Park Place would defile the memories of those who perished in the worst terror attack in US history. 

Community Board 1 approved the project Tuesday night by a 29-1 vote after a raucous four-hour hearing in which nine members abstained. 

The meeting got so heated that one young girl, whose father is Muslim and mother is Jewish and who went to testify in favor, decided instead to sit silently…. 

But Bloomberg argued that blocking the 13-story mosque and Islamic cultural center would violate the essence of America. 

“What is great about America and particularly New York is we welcome everybody, and if we are so afraid of something like this, what does that say about us?” asked the mayor. 

“Democracy is stronger than this. You know the ability to practice your religion was one of the real reasons America was founded. And for us to just say no is just, I think, not appropriate is a nice way to phrase it.


[Image “The Falling Man,” 9/11/2001, ap photo by Richard Drew, via Esquire] 

“. . . If you are religious, you do not want the government picking religions, because what do you do the day they don’t pick yours?” 

Even with Bloomberg on board, the project still has to win approval of the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, because the current building on the mosque site dates to 1857-58 and would have to be razed. 

The landmark application has been pending since 1989 and was recently reinstated. The commission is scheduled to hold a hearing and a vote in the early summer. 

The mosque’s proponents say they are prepared to raise $100 million and hope to accommodate up to 1,500 worshipers on Fridays. About 500 people already use the site for prayers.”





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Three cheers for Syria for liberating Western Aleppo from Al Qaeda terrorists and HTS. Thank-you to Mr. Putin for being the only world leader fighting Al Qaeda terrorists in their Idlib and Northwest Syria stronghold in accord with UN rules

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2/16/2020, “SYRIAN ARMY TO OPEN NEW HUMANITARIAN CORRIDORS IN IDLIB, ALEPPO,” southfront

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will open two humanitarian corridors with the terrorist-occupied Greater Idlib region in order to facilitate the evacuation of the civilians stuck there, the al-Mayadeen TV revealed on February 15….The Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria confirmed that new humanitarian corridors will be opened soon, calling on the remaining militants in Greater Idlib to abandon hostile acts and engage in the reconciliation process.”…
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2/17/2020, “IN PHOTOS: PEOPLE CELEBRATING LIBERATION OF WESTERN ALEPPO FROM MILITANTS,” Southfront.org

On February 16 evening, Syrian government forces liberated the entire western countryside of Aleppo city from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and other Turkish-backed militant groups. While supporters of terrorists and their foreign backers were crying foul about the ‘bloody Assad regime’ oppressing al-Qaeda democrats, people of Aleppo were celebrating.”







images via southfront

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Added:The only counter-example could be that of Syria, which, in accordance with its historical tradition, has kept its state despite the war, absorbed the blows, and although ruined today, has weathered the storm.” 

“In beginning to implement this strategy, President George Bush Jr. spoke of a “war without end. Indeed, it is no longer a question of winning wars and defeating opponents, but of making them last as long as possible, “a century he said….The state structures of Afghanistan since 2001, Iraq since 2003, Libya since 2011, Syria since 2012 and Yemen since 2015 are no longer capable of defending their citizens. Contrary to official discourse, there has never been any question of overthrowing governments, but rather of destroying states and preventing their reconstitution. For example, the situation of the people of Afghanistan did not improve with the fall of the Taliban 19 years ago, but is getting worse and worse by the day. The only counter-example could be that of Syria, which, in accordance with its historical tradition, has kept its state despite the war, absorbed the blows, and although ruined today, has weathered the storm.

It should be noted in passing that the Pentagon has always considered Israel as a European state and not as a Middle Eastern state. It is therefore not affected by this vast upheaval.”…2/18/2020, ““NATO Go Home!”,” Voltaire, Thierry Meyssan

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