(BrandonTurbeville) - Informed observers and those knowledgeable about the crises in Syria might be somewhat confused by recent remarks made by Vice President Joe Biden at the annual John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.
At first glance, Biden’s comments seem as though they are a stunning admission that not only are there no moderate rebels in Syria but that close American allies like Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates are responsible for their growth and proliferation in Syria.
(BrandonTurbeville) - As if any reasonably informed observer would be surprised, the United States is now eying the possibility of implementing a buffer zone in Syria “very very closely.”
On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, U.S. Secretary of State and Skull and Bones member John Kerry statedthat “The buffer zone is an idea that has been out there. It is worth examining, it’s worth looking at very, very closely.”
The statement, demonstrating that the United States is edging ever closer toward the goal it has desired since the beginning of the Syrian crisis – a buffer zone – comes only days after Turkey’s parliament passed a resolution to allow the Turkish military to enter the sovereign territory of Iraq and Syria under the pretext of battling Western-backed IS militants. Read the rest of this entry »
Prime Minister David Cameron says strikes in Syria would be lawful on the basis of protecting neighboring Iraq
(TheHill) - The British Parliament voted overwhemingly on Friday to approve airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), joining the coalition led by the United States.
The House of Commons voted 524 to 43 to approve the strikes. The measure authorizes strikes only in Iraq, stating that those in Syria would be subject to a separate vote. It also notes that ground troops will not be deployed in combat.
The BBC reports, however, that Prime Minister David Cameron says strikes in Syria would be lawful on the basis of protecting neighboring Iraq.
Some lawmakers in the United States have pointed to the British vote to show that Congress should also vote on authorization. Full article here
(BrandonTurbeville) - In what is more proof that the NATO operation against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is merely Libya 2.0, the Obama administration is now stating that it is open to the possibility of establishing a “no-fly zone” over Syria.
The statements, made by both Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and General Martin E. Dempsey, are supposed to hinge upon an agreement with Turkey, that is itself calling for a “buffer zone,” one of the wishes of NATO since the very beginning of the Syrian crisis. Read the rest of this entry »
(JamesCorbett) – As bombs start dropping in Syria and Iraq, the world is once again being asked to cower in fear of a shadowy terror group that most people hadn’t heard of just a few months ago. But even the most cursory examination of ISIS’s past, its connections, and the actors populating it reveal a very different story than the one we are being asked to believe in. Fake terrorists. Foreign backers. False flags. Meet the new boogeyman, same as the old boogeyman.
(BrandonTurbeville) - Only a day after the United States launched airstrikes against alleged ISIS targets in Syria, the real reasons behind these specific targets are gradually becoming clearer. Yet, for anyone who actually thought that the U.S. airstrikes were something other than an attack on Bashar al-Assad’s government forces, the location and targets of the strikes may tell a different story if looked at closely. Read the rest of this entry »
(GlobalResearch) - The ISIL or IS threat is a smokescreen. The strength of the ISIL has deliberately been inflated to get public support for the Pentagon and to justify the illegal bombing of Syria. It has also been used to justify the mobilization of what is looking more and more like a large-scale US-led military buildup in the Middle East. The firepower and military assets being committed go beyond what is needed for merely fighting the ISIL death squads. Read the rest of this entry »
(GlobalResearch) - Under the auspices of the United Nations Security Council, with president Obama chairing the Council session, the United States has called upon the international community to adopt strong measures, at national and international levels, to curtail the recruitment of Islamic State fighters.
What is not mentioned in the media reports is that the heads of State and heads of government who have endorsed America’s campaign against the Islamic State, advised by their respective secret services, are fully aware that US intelligence is the unspoken architect of the Islamic State, which is part of a vast network of US supported “jihadist” terrorist entities. Countries are either coerced into supporting the US sponsored resolution or they are complicit in the US terror agenda. Read the rest of this entry »
“The strategic ‘rebel’ breakthrough is being prepared in the vulnerable southern underbelly of the country.”
(BlackAgendaReport) - The U.S. offensive against ISIS in Syria will very soon revert to its original mission: regime change in Damascus, the strategic objective that unites America’s Euro-Arab-Turkish-Israeli coalition. Although U.S. military planners insist it will take eight months to a year to fully assemble and train a “moderate” Syrian rebel spearhead to confront government forces, political and military realities dictate that the Americans must move much more quickly to upset the balance of forces on the ground. Otherwise, the whole structure of western dominance in the region could unravel – catastrophically. Read the rest of this entry »
(HumanRightsObservers) - At least 48 people including rebel fighters have been killed in Syrian government air bombardments around a town in the central province of Homs, a monitoring group said on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »
(ZeroHedge) - Thanks to a dizzying barrage of lies, mainstream media fear-mongering and a couple of beheadings, the Obama Administration finally achieved its long sought after war in Syria. The tactic that proved most effective in mobilizing the American public back into a shivering, post-9/11 fetal position, was the same tactic used by elites in the UK to convince Scotland against voting for independence. That tactic, as I detailed in a recent post, is fear. Read the rest of this entry »
(CelenteChannel) – US home sales tumble in August, Mario Draghi wants to impose larger stimulus measures in Europe & the beginning of US airstrikes upon Syria. Trends Journal subscribers got the first hint of a possible Syrian airstrike more than 7 weeks ago! Read the rest of this entry »
(BrandonTurbeville) - With the recent and ongoing airstrikes launched against Syria by the United States and its “regional” and NATO allies, a number of questions have arisen from a variety of quarters who remain entirely confused as to the ongoing angles of the players involved in the Syrian crisis. Confusion, of course, is a natural state resulting from the mainstream media’s attempt to conceal the fact that the United States and NATO/GCC are entirely responsible for the Syrian crisis to begin with as well as for the massive seizure of territory across Iraq and Syria by ISIS militants. These same media outlets have also played a major role in the obfuscation of the understanding of the crisis by providing false delineations and name changes bound to confuse an American population already afflicted with a short attention span. Read the rest of this entry »
(LandDestroyer) - As Western-backed terrorists drive allegedly tens of thousands of refugees into Turkish territory, and amid what is being called a “sustainable, persistent campaign” of air assaults, missile strikes, and other assorted attacks on Syrian territory, the West is preparing to dust off plans to establish a “buffer zone” in northern Syria protected by NATO troops – particularly from Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News in its article, “Turkey’s top soldier inspects troops on Syrian border as gov’t signals joining anti-ISIL bid, ” indicated Turkey was preparing to join the unilateral, illegal strikes on Syria led by the US and backed by several Persian Gulf autocracies. Hurriyet reported: Read the rest of this entry »
(NextNewsNetwork) – During President Obama’s speech to the United Nations, he opened up right out of the gate by blasting Russia. With Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov sitting right there in the same room, Obama accused Russia of terrorizing Ukraine for the whole world to see. It’s not the accusations against Vladimir Putin that we’re looking at today though. Many of those aggressive actions Obama condemns are actually true. But when you listen to how Obama describes Russia’s actions in Crimea and Ukraine, there’s a clear parallel to the similar conflict happening in Iraq and Syria. Read the rest of this entry »
According to our White House, who still cannot even manage to give an estimateabout how much this…eh… (insert that word for whatever that one thing is called when one nation offensively blows up targets in other sovereign nations) is going to cost over in the Middle East, we’re at anything but a war. Read the rest of this entry »
(PaulWatson) – Residents of a village in northwestern Syria are in shock after U.S. air strikes demolished two neighborhoods, despite there being no ISIS militants in the area, killing 27 people including six children. Read the rest of this entry »
ISIS atrocities pale when compared to those of the Masters of War
(KurtNimmo) – On Wednesday Obama went before the United Nations.
He promised the United States will destroy the Islamic State, which he called the “network of death.” He said its brutal activity “forces us to look into the heart of darkness,” a line his speechwriters lifted from novelist Joseph Conrad. Read the rest of this entry »
(RiaNovosti) - The United States is using the Islamic State as a pretext to revive its war on terror and to finally start the war in Syria, Asia Times roving correspondent Pepe Escobar told RIA Novosti Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »
Allied with barbaric regional regimes who gestated “Islamic State,” Washington’s attack on Syria sets dangerous new precedent.
(LandDestroyer) - Without a UN mandate or even a cohesive narrative, the United States and its regional allies have begun unilaterally bombing targets in Syria. Together with Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar – the very sponsors of extremists groups fighting inside of Syria, including the Islamic State, its offshoot al Nusra, and other Al Qaeda aligned factions – the US has opened a new chapter on global anarchy. Read the rest of this entry »
(LandDestroyer) - The West was racing against the clock – attempting to justify war with Syriaby allegedly “fighting” the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) in Syria before the world fully realized the West and its allies had in fact created ISIS in the first place and was to this day arming, funding, and directing them.
In haste that can only be described as desperation bordering criminal insanity, the West announced that it has begun air and missile attacks on Syrian territory. Read the rest of this entry »
Scripted engineered consent for expanded war raises worldwide suspicion.
(BernieSuarez) - Psychological operations and the end result of these operations are little known to most of humanity. Those that conduct the operations don’t announce what they are doing, in the same way a magician never gives away his secrets. Understanding the principle of secrecy and how important it is to magicians is all you need to understand the culture of secrecy among the ranks of the controlling class. Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (Newsmax) – US, Partners Start Airstrikes in Syria – Read More Here
(Reason) - As noted by otherReasonwriters, U.S. forces have begun bombing ISIS targets in Syria on the orders of President Obama—even though the president has no legitimate power to give such an order, absent authorization from Congress.
(RussiaToday) - Washington carried a series of airstrikes on the city of Raqqa in the early hours of Tuesday. At least 30 militants died in the strikes, which were carried out on IS positions in Syria. Washington informed Damascus about the operation, according to a representative of Syrian Foreign Ministry.
“There is an exodus out of Raqqa as we speak. It started in the early hours of the day after the strikes. People are fleeing towards the countryside,” one local resident told Reuters.
(PaulWatson) – President Barack Obama has once again flagrantly violated the U.S. constitution by launching air strikes on Syrian territory under the justification of an illegal framework and with no Congressional input whatsoever.
In a move that threatens to enflame the entire region, Washington launched a wave of Tomahawk cruise missile attacks against ISIS targets late last night. Early reports indicate that eight civilians, including three children, were killed during an aerial bombardment on the city of Raqqa. Read the rest of this entry »
State Department has just confirmed that they did not give advance warning to the Syrian regime
(ZeroHedge) – Last night’s airstrikes on ISIS in Syria came as a surprise to some (though apparently not ISIS who local reporters note had time to move weapons and personnel) as President Obama – and his local arab nation allies (acting in support), though notably no Western nations – unleashed hell on Assad’s sovereign territory. Read the rest of this entry »
Reminder that US backed rebels are fighting against Syrian government, not ISIS
(SteveWatson) - The so called ‘moderate’ rebels in Syria who have received arms and training from the US, have condemned the US led airstrikes on ISIS extremists, underscoring the fact that their fight is against the Syrian government, not the terrorists the Obama administration claims it is funding them to fight.
The US-backed Harakat Hazm rebel group in Syria, which consists of an estimated 7000 fighters who have been given US weapons, slammed the US led airstrikes Tuesday, according to reports.
“The sole beneficiary of this foreign interference in Syria is the [President Bashar] Assad regime, especially in the absence of any real strategy to topple him,” a statement posted by the group on Twitter reads. The rebels described the airstrikes as “an attack on national sovereignty that undermines the Syrian revolution.” Read the rest of this entry »