Russia Hails Israel’s Strike against Islamic State Terrorists in Syria

Russia Hails Israel’s Strike against Islamic State Terrorists in Syria

The Russian Analyst has been writing about the growing ties between Israel and Russia for some time. While it would still be wrong to say the former frenemies who found themselves on opposite sides of the Syria proxy war are now allies, a new chapter is being written in relations between Moscow and Tel Aviv. While Russiagate hysteria and calls for new sanctions dominate Congress, both pro-Israel Congressmen and the legacy media do their best to pretend U.S. BFF Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and America’s supposed mortal enemy and Trump puppeteer Vladimir Putin do not have business-like relations. Much of that has to do with pragmatism, and Netanyahu recognizing that the ‘moderate’ Syria rebels have lost the war and the Kurds under American protection are cutting deals with Damascus. Another component is the fact that 1/7th of Israel’s population speaks Russian at home or has a relative who do so, and Israeli businessmen wanting to get Leviathan field natural gas from the Mediterranean into the Turkstream pipeline to Europe.

At any rate the Russian Defense Ministry issuing a rare note of praise for their Israeli counterparts for finally hitting ISIS in Syria rather than abetting them through air strikes on Russia’s allies in the Syrian Arab Army is noteworthy. The extensive talks between Netanyahu and Putin plus the Helsinki Summit are already bearing fruit, even if the U.S./UK legacy media ignore these subtle results. — JWS

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The Sirius Report with London Paul 07-17-2018

The Sirius Report with London Paul 07-17-2018

The Sirius Report’s London Paul returns to the RogueMoneyRadio program to discuss the mainstream media/deep state hysteria over the Helsinki Summit and why he thinks the U.S. is losing Trump’s trade war with China. — JWS

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Trump Is Going for Game-changing Solutions

Trump Is Going for Game-changing Solutions

President Donald Trump's insistence on a personal summit with Russian President Putin looks stronger than ever, with the welcome breakdown of the most violent opponent of that summit — and the center of geopolitical war schemes — the British government. Russian-American collaboration is central to the possible end to 25 years' perpetual "regime-change" wars and terrorism, allowing, then, the possibility of economic development spreading across South Asia and North Africa. Better, a four-power collaboration of America, Russia, India, and China can provide a new, non-geopolitical strategic framework for peace. Lyndon LaRouche showed already more than two decades ago that there is no reason for the existence of NATO, and that this four-power collaboration is the new basis for security and peace.

Sputnik photo of Putin and Trump by: Mikhael Klimentyev

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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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Major Changes Can Keep Coming, Trump And Xi Can Solve Both Trade and Immigration

Major Changes Can Keep Coming, Trump And Xi Can Solve Both Trade and Immigration

The summit just accomplished in Singapore has already changed the relations of nations in Asia for the better, showed President Donald Trump's unusual leadership capacity, and should be changing the way Europeans and Americans look at what is possible. The very real potential is now emerging for an early summit of Presidents Trump and Putin, absolutely critical to ending 15 years' continuous disasters of war in Southwest Asia and North Africa. And there can be more "game-changers" — no crisis situation is fixed at this moment, if citizens and leaders will move optimistically for peace and mutual economic development.

Above all, this is a time when many should be joining with the Schiller Institute and LaRouche Political Action Committee, who for decades since the Berlin Wall fell, have held the torch for a "new paradigm" of economic and scientific progress and peace. What is happening in Asia through the New Silk Road and the Korea summits, can "break out" in Europe and the United States if there are any forceful leaders for cooperation of major nations' cooperation — as President Trump has shown he is.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche's call for an EU summit next week which actually solves the migrant crisis there — by European nations joining China in the economic development of Africa — is now circulating internationally in many languages; now the same solution has been proposed in China's Global Times newspaper. Her call should go out far and wide, to trigger action, and action now.

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U.S. Escalates Sanctions War on Russia, Frustrated Russians Debate How to Fight Back

U.S. Escalates Sanctions War on Russia, Frustrated Russians Debate How to Fight Back

As tensions somewhat eased over Syria in the past week, with Moscow’s military chiefs meeting their U.S. counterparts in Azerbaijan and the Anglo-American case that chemical weapons use by Assad justified punitive missile strikes falling apart, the economic motives behind Washington’s belligerence remained. Despite delaying a new round of Russia sanctions announced by his neocon UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, on April 16, 2018 President Donald Trump tweeted an allegation that not only Beijing was a currency manipulator, but also Moscow. “Russia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation game as the U.S. keeps raising interest rates. Not acceptable!”

The fact that U.S. sanctions announced earlier this month against key Russian industrial and metals conglomerates are a major reason for the ruble’s slide versus the dollar was not lost on the Russians, or the few Americans who chose to comment on this presidential tweet. Curiously the Trump tweet calling out Russia for supposedly malign economic behavior was ignored by the Cold War 2 enthusiasts. Perhaps admitting that there is anything the ‘gas station posing as a country’ with a GDP ‘smaller than Italy or Spain’s can do to actually impact the American economy is a taboo among neocons. Alternatively, since it doesn’t fit their Narrative that Trump is Putin’s puppet, the information is discarded. Most likely though this Trump tweet was simply lost in the legacy media shuffle of Stormy Daniels, extraordinary legal pressure on the President’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen, and the furious online and media propaganda war over Syria. Bloomberg, whose job it is to report on the Russian economy and not merely repeat deep state boasting about inflicting huge casualties upon ‘Wagner mercenaries’ in Syria, ran a story suggesting that the Kremlin is looking to make important concessions. Supposedly these present a way for the newly reelected Putin to save face with his hard liners, while paving the way for a White House summit the Kremlin desperately wants.

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Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Americans Must Discover What Really Happened on Trump’s China Trip

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Americans Must Discover What Really Happened on Trump’s China Trip

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder of the Schiller Institute, today called on the American people to disregard the lies and blackouts about President Trump’s trip to China prevalent in the media of the United States and Europe, and to find out for themselves about the historic development that took place.

Click on the extended post to see this week's Hanging with Harley as well as Harley Schlanger's interview with our friend Dave of the X22 Report. -- JWS

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