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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Italy's new government threatens alot of chaos for the EU, including voting no during next renewal for Russian sanctions

Italy's new government threatens alot of chaos for the EU, including voting no during next renewal for Russian sanctions

While the UK's vote to leave the EU was a historic milestone for the Continental coalition, in the end it has done little to change the landscape of unelected rule by bureaucrats residing in Brussels. But following Italy's recent elections and their ability to install a completely different government that is both anti-euro and anti-EU, the Southern European country has the power to create great chaos for the entire Union.

This is because under the EU charter, most major policies must be achieved through a unanimous vote.  And while there was great hope a few years ago that Greece would become this change agent following their installation of the Syriza government, this was quickly negated by the Troika's ability to hold much needed loans over their heads and force them to vote in lockstep with France and Germany.

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The Saker Rogue Money Radio 05/16/2018

The Saker Rogue Money Radio 05/16/2018

Team RogueMoney’s friend Andrei Raevsky aka The Saker returns to the program to discuss the Trump Administration tearing up the nuclear agreement with Iran and the related Israeli violence against Syria and the Palestinians. He also discusses Russia’s turning away in disgust from the (post)West, and the origins and operations of what The Saker refers to as the ‘Anglo-Zionist Empire’. — JWS

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Syraq SITREP 50: Russia Displays Missiles Downed Over Syria, U.S. General Complains About Russia's Electronic Warfare Jamming American Surveillance Planes in Syrian Skies, Israelis S300 Bluster

Syraq SITREP 50: Russia Displays Missiles Downed Over Syria, U.S. General Complains About Russia's Electronic Warfare Jamming American Surveillance Planes in Syrian Skies, Israelis S300 Bluster

On Wednesday April 25 the Russian Defense Ministry gave a press conference in Moscow intended to expose the falsehoods of their American ‘partners’ in the Pentagon and the false report President Trump repeated during a speech in Florida, boasting of 100% success in the missile strikes he ordered against Syria. Whether the President was lying or, as the Russian Analyst and London Paul suspect, Trump has been badly misinformed by his advisers remains to be seen. However, the evidence presented by the Russians that at least two missiles, one a Tomahawk and the other a Storm Shadow/SCALP of the type fired by the British and/or French, appears solid. The Russians conclusion that only 22 of the 105 missiles fired actually hit any targets is also consistent with the recorded damage to the three targets all sides agree were hit, which would’ve been blasted to dust by dozens of additional, successful hits.

This dismal showing for US/UK airpower is likely why the Anglo-American media, usually eager to swarm any Russian Defense Ministry claim with an army of trolls and Bellingcat couch potato bloggers insisting upon a fake, were curiously quiet regarding the RuMoD press conference nearly 24 hours later. Alternatively, the propaganda network retired Army Col. DIA analyst Pat Lang has linked to the British Army’s Security Assistance Group (SAG / 77th Brigade) and the various UK ministries promoting the ‘White Helmets’, have been so fixated on salvaging their masters Douma ‘chemical attack’ operation, that they could not spare any resources for an immediate rebuttal to Wednesday’s presentation. A Pentagon spokesman did dismiss the RuMoD as ‘Russian disinformation’, but MSM coverage of the Russians claims remained low key.

The pro-Russian online aggregator and strategic analyses site Southfront has a collection of photos taken by RIA Novosti and Sputnik, as well as its own short video you can watch below. Perhaps mindful that the Pentagon would try to dismiss their missile parts display as faked, the Russians took care to label in English and Cyrillic various identifiable portions of the downed Tomahawk and Storm Shadow ALCM. Indirectly, via a complaint spoken to a room full of intelligence analysts, servicemen and contractors thousands of miles away, no less an authority than the head of U.S. Special Operations Command confirmed the Russians capability to ‘off switch’ American electronic warfare aircraft. If Gen. Raymond Thomas, speaking to the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s 2018 GEOINT Symposium in Tampa, could confirm the Russians were badly messing with JSOC’s EC130 planes’ onboard systems, what could that mean for the vulnerability of inertial guidance on the Tomahawk and StormShadow missiles? Did Gen. Thomas hint at the painful truth for the Pentagon, that the Americans have badly fallen behind the Russians in non-kinetic electronic warfare?

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Syraq SITREP 49: Douma Chemical Attack Case Falling Apart, Israeli Threats Against Damascus, and U.S. Demanding Turkey Drop S400 Purchase

Syraq SITREP 49: Douma Chemical Attack Case Falling Apart, Israeli Threats Against Damascus, and U.S. Demanding Turkey Drop S400 Purchase

Israel allegedly followed up on last week's barrage of U.S.-British and French cruise missiles fired against the Syrian government. However the Israeli Air Force (IAF) attack on a base near Homs supposedly targeting Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) personnel was said to use non-kinetic electronic warfare. Syrian commanders blamed the Israelis use of jamming from jets flying over Lebanon for making their country's air defense operators shoot off missiles, while being fooled into thinking that they were under attack. Perhaps envious of the Russian 'off switch' that may have taken down a large number of the missiles fired by the Anglo-Americans (at least two intact 'smart' missiles have reportedly been transferred from the Syrians to the Russians according to TASS) on the night of April 13-14, the Israelis may have wanted to demonstrate that they too, can pack an electronic punch.

Israeli evaluations leaked to the press of the President Trump-ordered air strikes were that they represented a 'failure', because only three Syrian sites were destroyed. The American missiles missed the alleged chemical weapons the Assad government allegedly hid or produced since surrendering its CW arsenal to international inspectors in 2013-14. The logical follow up question then, with Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) multinational representatives on the ground in Damascus and headed for the nearby town of Douma to investigate an alleged gas attack, is why Washington and Tel Aviv do not immediately direct inspectors to sites where their intelligence services believe the Syrians are hiding toxic weaponry? As retired Army Col. DIA analyst Pat Lang noted about his time providing intel to UNSCOM, when Saddam Hussein remained in power after Iraq's crushing defeat in the 1991 Gulf War, UN inspectors were directed by American intelligence to chemical and biological weapons production sites, where WMD materials were found and peacefully dismantled. Of course, we don't see such referrals using intel from CIA and Mossad, because the alleged Syrian chemical arsenal is being used as a pretext for American and Israeli strikes on an ally of Russia and above all, Iran. What's clear is that there were no chemical weapons stored or produced at the three sites U.S.-UK missiles flattened (while France had an alleged failure to launch its weaponry). Otherwise the Syrian clean up crews and photojournalists who filmed the rubble would've shown symptoms of exposure. It's also evident that the Americans and British are increasingly nervous that their story about the evil Assad gassing children in Douma which was used to justify the missile strikes is falling apart, despite the legacy media’s propaganda.

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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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Syraq SITREP 47: British Media Denies UK Special Operators May Have Been Captured by Syrian Arab Army, OPCW Headed to Douma as US/UK/French Strikes on Syria Delayed, If Not Denied

Syraq SITREP 47: British Media Denies UK Special Operators May Have Been Captured by Syrian Arab Army, OPCW Headed to Douma as US/UK/French Strikes on Syria Delayed, If Not Denied

In the weeks prior to the chemical attack in Douma, which Moscow has denounced as a false flag operation, the British government accused the Russian state of poisoning Sergei and Yulia Skripal with a nerve agent, one supposedly many times deadlier than VX. Yet both the ex-GRU agent and British intelligence asset father and his daughter miraculously survived. After her release from a Salisbury hospital, Yulia has now allegedly issued a statement through the Metropolitan Police that does not appear to be written in her own words. The statement dismisses the opinions of her cousin Viktoria presented to Russian television, that the British government is restricting Yulia's freedoms or denying her legal rights under UK law to receive consular assistance from the Russian Embassy in London. Not surprising, the Russians believe Yulia may be under duress or is being fed false information in a sequestered information environment to support the UK version of events.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has allegedly confirmed UK government lab test findings, but like the director of Porton Down, refuses to explicitly name Russia as the source of the agent said to be drawn from the Skripals blood samples. That of course has not stopped Her Majesty's Government and the British media from insisting the OPCW findings prove PM Theresa May and FM Boris Johnson's assignment of guilt to Russia anyway. The fantasy that Russia and only post-Soviet Russia and not any other state or deep state attached organization could manufacture 'novichok' must persist -- even if a professor of organic chemistry at Cornell University stated that non-state actors could produce the toxin.

While there is a clear connection between the weeks-long drumbeat surrounding the Skripal case and what happened in Douma, namely the Pavlovian conditioning of the public to associate 'chemical warfare' with Russia and enormous political pressure placed on the OPCW to corroborate (post)Western governments accusations against Moscow, there has been another alleged motive behind PM Theresa May and FM Boris Johnson's Russia hysterics. According to pro-Syrian government and Iranian sources, multiple British special operations soldiers or disavowed MI6 assets operating contrary to the laws of war outside of uniform were captured in the eastern Ghouta pocket. Supposedly these Brits were tasked with setting off a chemical false flag that failed prior to the Douma operation. The captured Special Air Service commandos or operatives were reportedly being detained in highly secure prisons spread around Damascus, precluding any hopes for a successful extraction mission. According to Vanessa Beeley, there were also hundreds of British passport holders among the thousands of Arabic speaking jihadists evacuated on the green buses to Idlib. It should be noted that frequent RM guest London Paul reported these allegations of far deeper and more direct British involvement with the Syria jihadis than any mainstream media outlet has admitted weeks ago (see his latest Rogue Mornings interview posted above).

Photo above by: Xinhua, January 2017

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Enough! Call Congress And Your Senator And Tell Them To Shutdown Robert Mueller, Stop The British Drive To War

Enough! Call Congress And Your Senator And Tell Them To Shutdown Robert Mueller, Stop The British Drive To War

We, the United States, are about to launch an attack on Syria and, possibly, the Russian troops therein, based on perfidious British lies; based on what may turn out to be history's final and blackest intelligence hoax, the one that eliminated the human race. At the same time, President Trump's personal lawyer's office was raided today, April 9, 2018, based on a referral from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The issue apparently concerns allegations surrounding a years old affair between the President and the lying and disgusting porn star Stormy Daniels. This is considered so serious by Mueller and our corrupt FBI, that the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution can be summarily tossed aside. These two outrageous events are completely related. Unless you rise up with us right now to stop it, this country is in grave, graver peril. The outright attempt to blackmail this President into the war he was elected to stop has been escalated beyond anyone's imagination...

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Transaqua Moves Forward: Water Transfer Is Not an Option, It Is a Necessity

Transaqua Moves Forward: Water Transfer Is Not an Option, It Is a Necessity

The official outcome of the Feb. 26-28 International Conference on Lake Chad in Abuja, Nigeria is an unequivocal statement of support for the Transaqua project, calling for the transfer of water from the Congo River basin to Lake Chad. It clearly states:

*There is no solution to the shrinking of Lake Chad that does not involve recharging the lake by transfer of water from outside the basin.

*That Inter-basin water transfer is not an option, but a necessity.

*The Transaqua Project, which would take water from the right tributary of River Congo, conveying the water 2,400 kilometers through a channel to Chari River, is the preferred feasible option.

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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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Arson Attack: Turkish Authorities Say Huge Fire Near U.S./NATO Base at Izmir Intentionally Set

Firefighters were battling a very large blaze in western Turkey overnight Monday that authorities say was intentionally set near a U.S./NATO base at Izmir. This installation is not the same one as Incirlik Air Base, hundreds of miles to the east. That's where the power was recently turned back on after a week-long 'siege' following Turkish military personnel using the base in the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and several alleged plotters being arrested on base. However, the fact that Turkish authorities are saying the fire was intentionally set and that this arson may have been an act motivated by hatred of the U.S. military presence in the country says a great deal about the state of relations between Ankara and Washington.

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