The emergence of oil-rich Iraq from the ashes of occupation and war, first by the Americans and second by the Saudi-Qatari financed fake Caliphate (whose collapse has been accompanied by an acrimonious divorce between Riyadh and Doha), is directly linked with the rise of a Eurasian axis from Moscow to Tehran to Beijing, first promoted by former Soviet spymaster and Mideast hand turned Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov back in the 1990s.Read More
It's a trick as old as Sun Tzu but one constantly being updated since the 1910s, when Satanist secret agent Aleister Crowley was cranking out ridiculous pro-Kaiser propaganda in New York to discredit Imperial Germany in American eyes prior to the outbreak of WWI -- while working for British intelligence. Namely, plant fake stories in the enemy's camp, trick his people into repeating falsehoods, and cherry pick a small lie or error in service to your own big lie.
Since the so-called 'report' of three rather than seventeen intelligence agencies released on Friday regarding alleged Russian hacking and influence operations towards the 2016 U.S. election, we've heard a great deal about active measures and so-called reflexive control, the Soviet doctrines of dividing enemies' and making them subconsciously dance to your own tune. But the notion that nominally democratic, Atlanticist institutions could resort to similar dark arts in order to defend an unpopular open borders Chancellor of Germany from electoral revolt is too far fetched for most to comprehend. Just as we see an attempted CIA-led soft coup against President-elect Trump to block his policy of detente with Russia, in Germany the Atlanticist Deep State is looking to reelect Chancellor Angela Merkel by hook or crook, notwithstanding its own crises of competence and honesty in a country that since WWII has usually expected both in its leadership.Read More
The filmed stream of curses for American special forces soldiers happened this week in the Syrian-Turkish border town of Al-Rai, occupied by U.S. and Turkey-backed 'moderate' 'Free Syrian Army' jihadis.
Sens. John McCain, Mrs. John McCain Lindsey Graham, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, The Daily Beast's Michael D. Weiss, Bellingcat's Eliot Higgins, Charles 'Doha/Ahrar-al-Sham' Lister, Hillary 'muh No Fly Zone to protect these bastards from getting bombed by Russia' Clinton and many other advocates for the 'moderates' of the 'Free Syrian Army' could apparently not be reached for comment on this. Perhaps they'll just memory hole the whole thing and pretend it never happened with a lot of help from the press -- but that didn't exactly work in covering up #HillarysHealth due to that whole viral YouTube videos thing. Another example of what the Guerrilla calls the Obso-elites stupidity and incompetence.
As Italy-based American expat writer Theodore Robert Beale aka Vox Day says, "There is clearly some brilliant stategery taking place in the Pentagon these days. These gentlemen are clearly ready to fight WWIII against a Sino-Russian alliance."Read More
The 19th century British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston infamously quipped that "Britain has no permanent allies, only permanent interests". This quote is often forgotten by advocates of the eternal U.S.-UK Special Relationship which partially soured over Tony Blair's subservience to George W. Bush and President Obama's meddling in the June Brexit vote of the British people, which backfired. The equivalent expression in Russian to Lord Palmerston's quip is equally terse, "Russia has no allies but Her Army and Navy".
It is a fact that nations historically sharing Orthodox Christianity and liberated through great Russian sacrifices, such as Bulgaria or Montenegro, have elites hostile toward Moscow, notwithstanding the latent to strong Russophilia of their populations. But at the same time, Mother Russia has also at times failed to stand with certain allies such as the early 19th or 21st century Greeks, or as Moscow's geostrategists would put it, the Kremlin opted for realpolitik and conserving important economic or military resources to avoid overextending itself.
Last week's decision by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his reluctant junior partner Syrian President Bashir al-Assad to essentially green light Turkey's post-coup President Erdogan attacking U.S.-backed Kurds in northern Syria apparently represents another triumph of realpolitik over idealism. However, there are ample arguments on the other side of that coin, including legitimate questions as to just how 'faithful' an ally a newborn Kurdistan stretching from near the Latakia hills overlooking the Mediterranean to Iran would have proven for Russia -- as opposed to the Kurds' longtime patrons in Washington and Tel Aviv. There are also signs that Moscow is warning the Turks not to push too far into Syria as part of their long-discussed 'buffer zone' along the border.Read More
In case any RogueMoney readers were wondering how we reached the point nearly fifteen years after 9/11 that CNN is running PR pieces designed to 'distance' Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra from the international terrorist organization that reportedly attacked the U.S. on September 11th, and pundits like Charles Lister, Michael D. Weiss or Robert Caruso are rooting for the CIA armed and Saudi funded terrorists in Aleppo, please watch the following video from the excellent YouTube channel BlackPigeonSpeaks...Read More
The news out of the Middle East this weekend is reminiscent of the Biblical verse of Joel 3:14, “Multitudes in the valley of decision”. In one direction is the resolution or at least deescalation of the five-years long Syria war in favor of Assad, Russia and Iran. At the other end of the valley bounded by cliffs of history and hate is a much larger war, albeit one that won’t necessarily lead to ‘World War III’ as certain alternative media alarmists always immanentize as the Eschaton.Read More
Turkey is officially denying Russian allegations that the NATO member Muslim country is preparing to invade the territory of its neighbor Syria. A Turkish “source” told CNN last week that the Russians are just trying to divert attention from civilians suffering under Moscow’s air strikes in support of the Syrian Arab Army’s ongoing offensive north of Aleppo.Read More
The Syrian Arab Army's victory in lifting the nearly three-year siege of the Kuweires military airport backed by weeks of Russian air strikes is paying off for the SAA and its Iranian/Iraqi Shi'a allies. Pro-Syria rebel sources are admitting the southwestern flank of the jihadists' stronghold in Aleppo buckled Thursday, with the loss of two key towns defending the approaches to the city.With the SAA's elite Tiger forces and the battle hardened Iraqi Shi'a fighters under the command of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Gen. Qassem Soleimani advancing on the Aleppo-Raqqa highway, not only Daesh but also the 'moderate' jihadist groups inside Aleppo risk losing their precious supply lines from Turkey to an early winter offensive. Given this fact it's no wonder supporters of the non-ISIS jihadists on Twitter like #JihadiJulian Roepcke of the German NATO propaganda rag Bild can scarcely conceal the panic in the rebels' ranks.
By negotiating with the Jordanians to cut off the supplies for the jihadists south of Damascus and Daraa and alleging that some 'moderate' Syrian rebels provided the Russian air force with targeting data on the other groups, Russian psychological warfare aims to break apart whatever weak cohesiveness the jihadist forces had and make them suspect each other of selling out to the enemy. RT and pro-Syrian government media/social media outlets are spreading reports about the heretofore barely existent 'moderates' of the 'Free Syrian Army' or other groups negotiating directly with Moscow. The Russian air force has also bombed jihadist targets nearly within sight of the Israel-controlled Golan Heights over the last two weeks, sending the message to the Salafists that their unofficial 'air cover' from the Israeli Air Force and IDF artillery fire is gone.
Israel Makes Up Air Strikes with old Footage from 2013 (and Pre-Russian Air Force in Latakia) to Appease Its Neocon Fan Base in the U.S./UK
Speaking of Israel, some Israeli media sources, neocons and 'Free Syrian Army' fanboys on Twitter were boasting that the IAF had hit the Damascus airport with an air strike earlier this week. As it turned out, pro-Syrian government Internet warriors quickly revealed that the video supposedly depicting the strike tweeted by 'FSA' social media accounts actually dated back to 2013. Oops! Somebody call @EliotHiggins and the @Bellingcat team! Oh wait, they're not interested in debunking these fakes...
Neocons are clearly losing big and on the verge of losing the Anglo-American globalist empire for which they've striven all these years, but they won't go away without a fight and advocating for all out WWIII...
As the Russia Analyst suspected when the first 'reports' of Israeli strikes since Russia's intervention in Syria were posted last weekend, it appears there's an ongoing disinformation campaign to convince American and British neocons that the Israelis are violating Syrian air space routinely despite the Russian presence. In fact, we believe the Israelis may be lying to appease neocon politicians like Sen. John McCain or Ms. John McCain Lindsey 'Queenie' Graham who are furious over Russia having imposed a de facto no fly zone over Assad controlled territory. As the 1980s pop song goes, 'tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies' and in this case McCain/Graham would rather have Bibi lie to them and to an audience at the American Enterprise Institute than admit the truth -- that he cut a deal with Putin. Otherwise Russian jets would not be dropping bombs just a few miles from Israeli Army Golani Brigade observation posts.
Trump: "If Putin wants to knock the hell out of ISIS, let him" -- while loser Jeb Bush pathetically denies that Russia has been targeting the Islamic State Trump also says why should the U.S. care so much about Ukraine if Germany and other NATO allies are doing so little there as Bush interrupts. Between giving out oil in return for lost limbs and Jeb starting WWIII to supposedly save Mideast Christians from Assad who's actually fighting the jihadists killing and torturing Christians, this exchange highlights the inanity and stupidity of the Stupid Party and American politics today
Even many pro-Shi'a Muslim and alternative media outlets fell for the latest Israeli psyop that they'd hit a target near Damascus nobody filmed except for the 'rebels', who may have shown pictures of damage from artillery, mortars or even a Russian air strike
While the likes of McCain and Graham still believe in the invincibility of the IAF/USAF, the Israeli Air Force's generals know better than to risk the reputation of their F-16 and F-15Is against Russian electronic jamming NATO's own deputy commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges described as 'eye watering' and beyond present U.S. Army capabilities.
Better check your sources @IsraelBreaking and Debka...
Good luck with that no fly zone: Russian S-400 surface to air missile batteries allegedly spotted at Moscow's air base near Latakia.
As the Russia Analyst Predicted, the Russian/Syrian/Iranian Winter Offensive is Well Underway
Given the history of many Arab armies as well as jihadist forces, when confidence in commanders is lost, panic tends to spread quickly through the ranks and positions that had been fiercely defended crumble. In U.S. military jargon coined during the First Gulf War, the mixture of psyops intended to demoralize the enemy and force applied at key points of weakness like the southern suburbs of Aleppo or the highway from the city to ISIS Raqqa stronghold is known as 'Effects-based operations'. As the Russian general staff carefully studied Operation Desert Storm, we can expect moves like 'Stormin Norman's' famous left hook to rout Saddam Hussein's army in late February 1991 applied against ISIS vulnerable southern flank near the ancient city of Palmyria, now that Daesh is under pressure from the Kurds and the SAA in the north.
Meanwhile, stinging from its battlefield defeats and arms cache losses to Russian airpower, Daesh took credit for a double tap suicide bombing attack that left scores of people dead in Beirut, the capitol of Lebanon.
The initial New York Times headline on the blasts that may have involved two other bombers who failed to detonate described the neighborhood hit as a 'Hezbollah stronghold':
After receiving some angry tweets pointing out that the victims were civilians, NYT reporter Ann Barnard and her editors swung into damage control mode:
Meanwhile at least one correspondent for the Qatari-royal family funded news network Al-Jazeera tweeted this about Sunni sectarian jihadists killing scores of Shi'a Muslims:
and some Sunni sectarians, stinging from the humiliation of Daesh and the various jihadist groups around Aleppo at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army and Iranians, were celebrating the terrorist attacks as a message sent to Hezbollah:
Daesh also released a new video threatening terrorist attacks inside Russia and another from their Sinai franchise with the usual bombast about wiping Israel off the map:
ISIS threatens new attacks after allegedly downing the Russian MetroJet charter airliner, Egypt vows full transparency, invites U.S. investigators