Syraq SITREP 60: Putin and Trump Plan Syria Talks at Helsinki Summit, Neocons Claim Kremlin and Iran Plotting Attacks on U.S. Troops

Syraq SITREP 60: Putin and Trump Plan Syria Talks at Helsinki Summit, Neocons Claim Kremlin and Iran Plotting Attacks on U.S. Troops

The Syrian Arab Army is achieving rapid advances as part of Operation Basalt. Many ‘Free Syrian Army’ militants are surrendering without a fight, and a few have joined in the pro-government forces offensive against the Al-Qaeda linked jihadists. According to CNN, President Trump told King Abdullah during their meeting last week in Washington that he intends to strike a deal with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin to facilitate the withdrawal of American troops from the Al Tanf area bordering Jordan and Iraq. U.S. backed Kurdish fighters recently clashed with pro-government militias near the extensive deconfliction line the Americans enforce around their illegal under international law base. The Russian Defense Ministry has complained the Americans use al-Tanf to harbor and re-train former ISIS terrorists.

Naturally, The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board and reporters are disturbed, while the neocons are enraged that Trump would make any concessions to the Russians. But Trump reportedly intends to demand — in return for a phased American withdrawal — the complete exit of Iranian, Hezbollah and pro-Iranian Shi’a foreign fighters from Syria. Even with the great prestige Russia enjoys among its Syrian allies and frenemies in the Turks alike, it isn’t clear Putin can deliver on this demand. Damascus has hosted at least a few Iranian military advisers since the early 1980s.

Also, the prospect of a false flag operation, either against U.S. troops or a chemical attack on Syrian civilians to be blamed on Assad, is not to be taken lightly. If the globalists cannot stop the Trump-Putin summit now set for July 16 in the Finnish capital Helsinki, the neocons appear hellbent on spoiling or blocking any positive outcomes from it…

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Syraq SITREP 48: Russian MoD Says Syria Shot Down More Than 2/3rds of Anglo-American-French Missiles, Pentagon Insists Not a Single Missile Downed by Damascus Defenders

Syraq SITREP 48: Russian MoD Says Syria Shot Down More Than 2/3rds of Anglo-American-French Missiles, Pentagon Insists Not a Single Missile Downed by Damascus Defenders

Nearly two days have passed, multiple satellite photographs of destroyed buildings have been released to the world since Saturday morning's U.S.-British-French missile strikes in Syria...and the Pentagon has a serious problem. An issue much larger than just 'PR' or the 'Russian disinformation' that Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned about, which is said to have included trolling activity increasing by 2,000% (from what baseline and over which period of time this percentage increase was recorded, the DoD spokesmen and women wouldn't say).

Perhaps in part because the blow was telegraphed last week by President Trump's tweet taunting Russians that the shiny new 'smart missiles' were coming, or due to the limited scope of targeting (just three sites allegedly related to a covert Syrian chemical weapons program), or just plain hubris and smug underestimation of Syria's defenders and their Russian big brothers watching the skies -- the attack was a dud. Such that even those who rushed to praise President Trump for striking Assad the alleged chemical bomber of children were left disappointed, pining for more multi-100 million dollar fireworks to show Vladimir Putin who's the global superpower boss.

While the Russian Analyst does not know if Moscow's tally of 71 out of 103 missiles fired from US-UK-French warships and aircraft intercepted is accurate...we can confidently assess that the U.S. Department of Offense spokesman's claims -- that every missile fired hit its intended target and that there were no launch failures or weapons falling short -- is false. We also know the Pentagon, likely due to the current hysteria over all things Russian in Washington, denied giving Moscow any strike warning on Friday beyond the usual deconfliction channels -- whereas the French immediately contradicted that point. What remains to be seen is how much wreckage from downed Tomahawk and StormShadow (French and British deployed) missiles the Russian generals will present in Damascus as proof their American counterparts are lying.

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British MI6 Produced Indictments of Trump Campaign Advisors, Opening War on Trump

British MI6 Produced Indictments of Trump Campaign Advisors, Opening War on Trump

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018 The Spectator, one of the oldest magazines in Great Britain, announced that British intelligence had declared a 'counter propaganda war' against Russia. On the other side of the Atlantic, the Trump friendly conservative Daily Caller revealed that former campaign aide George Papadopoulos had received money and paid travel from a British citizen with ties to CIA and MI6 encouraging him to tell what he 'knew' about 'hacking the emails from Russia'. Despite months of Papadopoulous cooperating with independent counsel Robert Mueller's investigators and MSM reporting, there is still no proof presented that Papadopoulos knew anything about the breach of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in advance -- a breach Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) and independent cyber researchers have confirmed was an inside (flash drive download) job.

Unfortunately under massive pressure from the media and bipartisan deep state establishment in D.C. to prove that he can 'get tough' on Russia, President Donald Trump ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, Washington and the expulsion of 60 diplomatic personnel. Moscow has vowed to respond to this and is likely to close either the U.S. consulate in Vladivostok or Yekaterinburg and expel 60 Americans in tit for tat retaliation. Other NATO/EU countries plus Australia -- have expelled Russian diplomats. However, thus far Austria and many southern European nations as well as Turkey have refused to join in the U.S./UK ordered expulsions.

The poisoning of British agent and former GRU intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his Russian citizen daughter Yulia remains shrouded in mystery, with London offering scant or at times contradictory versions of how and where the father and daughter received a nearly lethal dose of alleged novichok nerve agent. Escalating Cold War 2 on the basis of accusations but without presenting any proof is the British policy now being foisted on the Trump Administration. -- JWS

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The Turks Pivoting to Russia Removes Turkey and Incirlik Air Base as a Front for a President Hillary! Attack on Assad

The Turks Pivoting to Russia Removes Turkey and Incirlik Air Base as a Front for a President Hillary! Attack on Assad

While the U.S. media was discussing the post Democratic National Convention 'bounce' for Hillary Clinton in the polls and the start of NFL training camps this weekend, another 'incident' took place at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey Saturday night, July 30th-31st. According to international and Turkish news sources up to 7,000 riot police were deployed outside the base in the nearby city of Adana as part of a "safety inspection", until the cops dispersed less than three hours later without any impact on base operations.

As during the power shutoff to the base by the Turkish authorities for a week, the media have followed the Obama White House line of 'nothing to see here folks, move on'. We keep hearing that the NATO and the U.S.-Turkish alliances are as rock solid as ever and 'Russia's aggression' has united what we like to call nowadays the Atlanticist Pact. So long as you ignore the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ruthlessly purging the U.S. military and CIA's best contacts in the second largest armed forces in NATO, while accusing Washington of being behind the mid-July coup that tried to oust him...

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Russia looks to bring Cyprus and Iran into Eurasian economic fold

While Barack Obama tours Saudi Arabia, Britain, and Germany in an attempt to get them to sign on to the secret trade pact known as the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), two different nations are looking to join Russia with open arms for a new day of economic prosperity.

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UK Daily Mail, Express Hail BBC2 Documentary That Discusses Possibility Ukrainian Jet/s Shot Down MH17; @Bellingcat, Kiev and NATO's 24/7 #MH17 Twitter Trolls Hardest Hit

Something is stirring in the (dis)United Kingdom and the rest of Europe as Great Britain approaches a vote on whether to stay in or leave the European Union on Thursday, June 23. And we don't just mean the various moves both political and financial leading up to a potential #Brexit of the UK from the European Union...several long fuse truth-bombs appear to be about to go off, with real consquences for what Pepe Escobar and the Guerrilla Economist have dubbed the Empire of Chaos aka Exceptionalistan...

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US/NATO NFZ Game Over: Russia Deploys S400 SAMs to Syria

Now we know why some Israeli and US RFE/RL propagandists faked footage of 2013 air strikes near Damascus by Israel's Air Force as happening last week -- Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and other presidential candidates' hopes of instituting a U.S. no fly zone over any part of Syria have been terminated with prejudice by Moscow's S400s deployed to Latakia.

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