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Monday, December 12, 2016

Did John Kerry collude with ISIS to capture Palmyra?

ISIS terrorist execute prisoners in Palmyra theater in 2015.
It has been clear to all parties for several weeks that the rebels and their terrorist allies in the eastern Aleppo pocket must be evacuated to other terrorist-held areas. Green buses have been on waiting at the exit corridor for weeks. The United Stated has made every effort to prevent a deal from being reached. Kerry has been "backtracking" and "playing diplomatic games".

A deal between the US and Russia was suddenly reached yesterday, only a few hours after ISIS captured Palmyra. The fall of Palmyra is largely the result of the fact that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops defending Palmyra had been transferred to Aleppo to take part in the decisive battles, most notable the Desert Hawks Brigade who were the experts in desert warfare. Palmyra was defended by poorly trained National Defense Force (NDF) troops who were killed by the hundreds in ISIS' initial attacks.

Map of Palmyra as published by pro-ISIS Twitter account.
It seems evident that Kerry and the Aleppo rebels had been told by their masters to hold on to Aleppo as long as it took ISIS to conquer Palmyra.

THE EVIDENCE:

1) It has been a long term US plan to establish an "Islamic State" in eastern Syria. This is revealed in the 2012 report by the DIA. See for example:
2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State “in order to isolate the Syrian regime”
2) A US-Saudi plan called for the relocation of the Caliphate (ISIS) and its terrorist forces from Mosul to eastern Syria, specifically to Deir ez-Zor. The plan was first revealed by Russian sources on October 12, 2016 and later confirmed by Reuters on December 7th.
US, Saudis to grant 9,000 ISIS fighters free passage from Iraqi Mosul to Syria – source

How Iran closed the Mosul 'horseshoe' and changed Iraq war
3) The US and coalition air forces attacked the Syrian Army in Deir ez-Zor on September 17, 2016. The attack was synchronized with an ISIS ground attack that almost lead to the capture of Deir ez-Zor airport and made it permanently unusable to airplanes.
US airstrike on SAA in Deir ez-Zor
Syria claims that they have recordings of communications between ISIS and US forces during the attack.

4) ISIS is said to have moved 4000 terrorist troops and 200 vehicles to Palmyra, allegedly from Iraq, without the US seeing them or attacking them.

5) The ISIS attack was closely monitored by US drones.
Within Syria ‏@WithinSyriaBlog Dec 10
My source in T4 AB: many USAF UAVs are over the battlefield in #Palmyra just watching!
6) Syrian sources claim that prior to the ISIS attack the US Air Force had disrupted all SAA radio communications and radar around Palmyra.

ISIS flag in Palmyra on December 11, 2016

60 comments:

  1. Another good piece, Petri! This is a compelling question, with good points nicely laid out. The only thing the US didn't reportedly do is fire on the defenders themselves - can't do that too often or it becomes obvious.

    Of course this wouldn't mean the US wants ISIS to be in charge of anything, but if it's just for a while ... The principle is that if Syria loses territory, and it can be arranged, they should never get it back. ISIS takes it from Assad, the US or someone takes it from ISIS, and give it to whoever, like the envisioned Sunnistan to be carved from both Iraq and Syria. Failed attempts are worthwhile too - you get more soldiers killed, resources sapped, and one step closer to possible regime collapse, at least in an area.

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  2. On December 12, SouthFront announced (here and here) that it will publish the most interesting comments of the project’s readers and subscribers about the fall of Palmyra to ISIS.

    https://southfront.org/sfs-audience-about-the-fall-of-palmyra-to-isis/

    Syrian intelligence obviously made a serious strategic miscalculation by failing to promptly warn the Russian military about 5,000 militants who traveled 220 kilometers along the highway between the “Caliphate” capital of Raqqa and Palmyra.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/who-planned-the-terrorist-operation-in-palmyra/5562414

    Monday’s assault came just one day after the hardline group recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra in Homs Governorate. Activists and military sources confirmed the rout, reporting that the army had been forced to withdraw under fire.

    http://aranews.net/2016/12/retaking-palmyra-isis-assaults-t4-airbase-near-syrias-homs/


    Wed Dec 14, 2016 Recent findings have revealed that the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group in Iraq is manufacturing weapons on an industrial scale, with products largely purchased in bulk from Turkey.

    The London-based Conflict Armaments Research reported on Wednesday that Daesh has maintained a “robust and reliable” supply chain between Turkey and Iraq, enabling its members to produce tens of thousands of weapons in and around the northern city of Mosul.

    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/12/14/497838/Daesh-manufacture-weapons-bombs-Mosul-products-Mosul

    http://www.syriatruths.com/tons-of-explosives-found-in-daesh-hideout-3km-ne-fallujah-branded-as-refined-sugar-from-%e2%80%aadubai%e2%80%ac-via-turkey-to-iraq/

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/u-s-military-aid-to-al-qaeda-routine-shipments-of-weapons-to-syrian-freedom-fighters/5548960

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    1. Thanks, anon, for this and the below. I'll have to check on that Southfront piece especially.

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  3. And clearly, by simply looking at maps of the Syrian conflict over the past 5 years, the supply corridors used by the Islamic State, via Turkey, to resupply its region-wide warfare were significant until Kurdish fighters reduced them to one, now the epicenter of a questionable Turkish military incursion into northern Syria.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/has-the-us-and-its-allies-used-covert-airdrops-drones-to-supply-the-islamic-state/5561716

    Already, the Turkish army is gnawing away at Syria (Jarabulus) and Iraq (Bashiqa).
    When Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi warned Turkey about this act of war,
    President Erdoğan arrogantly retorted that al-Abadi was «not on his level» and told him to «stay in his place ». Questioned twice before the Security Council, Turkish ambassador and ex-Minister for Foreign Affairs Feridun H. Sinirlioğlu responded that his country acts for the good of its populations, and that Iraq has no right to evoke international law, nor complain.

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article194302.html


    Powertrans has a complete monopoly of Iraqi Kurdistan's roads and rail system into Turkey, and Albayrak has denied in the past that he has any connections to Powertrans.

    Powertrans have consistently been accused of facilitating ISIS bloody oil from reaching the fields in Iraq to Turkey, AMN reports.

    http://en.alalam.ir/news/1894650

    The oil stolen by Daesh in Syria was transported by 8,500 tanker trucks belonging to a company called Powertrans

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article193987.html

    Furthermore, the trade and smuggling of oil through the Turkish borders has boomed, especially after the fall of a number of oil wells in northern and northeastern Syria into the hands of the armed opposition.85

    http://orientxxi.info/IMG/pdf/armed_20syrian_20opposition_20_5bakh_20final_5d.pdf

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  4. 12.12.2016 Palmyra Syria – Reports coming out of Russian and Syrian media sources are indicating that Russian Special Forces have been seen joining in the fight to reclaim the strategically vital city of Palmyra from the Islamic State. Russian-led warplanes continue to pound the surrounding area of Palmyra on Monday as reinforcements from the Syria Arab Army flood into the southern city to push out Islamic State fighters in an attempt to stop what could turn into a bloody quagmire that the Assad regime and its Russian allies cannot afford.

    https://sofrep.com/69849/russian-special-forces-join-syrian-arab-army-battle-palmyra-oil-fields/


    ISIS seized weapons in Palmyra, US might strike them if Russia doesn’t – US general
    https://www.rt.com/usa/370310-isis-palmyra-townsend-coalition/

    Asked to clarify what kind of weapons the terrorists had, the senior military officer in the US-led coalition against IS declined to elaborate, pointing out that he said they “might” have seized some. “I don’t care to characterize the size, type, or number – any of that.”

    No US advisers are working with the Turkish troops or their “partner forces” in northern Syria, which are advancing on the IS-held city of Al-Bab, but Townsend did not exclude the cooperation resuming at some point in the future.

    Along with the warehouse-sized weapons cache ISIS now possesses, CENTCOM’s Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve commander, LT. General Stephen J. Townsend expressed fears that ISIS may now have a sizable stockpile of anti-aircraft weapons which may include man-portable surface to air missiles or MANPADS. General Townsend stated that:
    https://sofrep.com/70003/u-s-claims-isis-may-acquired-russian-anti-aircraft-weaponry-syria-centcom-stands-ready-strike/

    Amaq News, the Islamic State’s propaganda machine touted ISIS’s celebratory claims of its capture of a Russian base by posting pictures and videos on social media showing crates after crates of AK-47’s, ammunition, several pieces of heavy anti-aircraft cannons and artillery, as well as a motorpool full of light through heavily armed armored vehicles and tanks. 

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    1.  
      Amaq News also triumphantly reported that these weapons caches have already begun being transferred  to the city of al-Bab in the in north, just east of Aleppo and to the self-declared de facto capital of the Islamic State, Raqqah in the northeast where an influx of ISIS fighters are ending up from the battlefields of Mosul in Iraq.

      Russian intelligence along with Russian President Validimir Putin claim that up to 5,000 ISIS fighters that attacked Palmyra came from Mosul due to the U.S. providing what they call ‘safe passage’ for ISIS fighters to escape into Syria with the intent of further flooding Syria with Islamic State forces and destabilizing Russian and Syrian regimes efforts of routing ISIS from Syrian lands.

      Palmyra is a highly strategic control point for both the Russian-backed Syria Arab Army and ISIS.

      The city is a central hub of Syria’s spider-like network of roadways which would allow ISIS to rapidly deploy forces to city centers such as Aleppo and Damascus as well as the financial windfall ISIS could accrue from the lucrative black market sales of oil and gas within Palmyra’s multiple refineries in the region.
      Russia and the Syrian Arab Army have shown that they have every intent on keeping this vital piece of real estate and will continue to slug it out with the Islamic State in the coming weeks to regain control of Palmyra and its surroundings.
      https://sofrep.com/70003/u-s-claims-isis-may-acquired-russian-anti-aircraft-weaponry-syria-centcom-stands-ready-strike/

      On Sunday Russian intelligence officials along with Russia’s Center for Syrian Reconciliation claimed that the Islamic State was making plans to transfer up to 5,000 of its fighters from its forces in Mosul to the Syrian cities of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor through the safe passage corridor provided by the United States.  Russian intelligence services are eluding that this very corridor is responsible for the  most recent attack on the Palmyra region as initial reports from Russian and Syrian intelligence is that up to 4,000 ISIS fighters attacked the city from the directions of both Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor itself. Russian authorities are surmising that the Iraqi-led coalition in the retaking of Mosul have sought the easiest route to victory and the terrorists’ final destination was of little or no concern.

      Russia and Syria will do what they can to secure Palmyra as the region’s oil production which amounts to 30,000 to 40,000 barrels a day is quite the prize. The Islamic State during its occupation of the region in 2015 used these oil fields to set up an industrial-grade illegal oil operation which have found its way into coalition allied countries like Jordan and Turkey, raking in close to $800 million in revenue back to the Islamic State itself.
      https://sofrep.com/69849/russian-special-forces-join-syrian-arab-army-battle-palmyra-oil-fields/

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    2. US MANPAD supplies should worry Pentagon, not ‘small arms' seized in Palmyra – Russian military
      https://www.rt.com/news/370435-us-weapons-threaten-pentagon/

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  5. Amaq News also triumphantly reported that these weapons caches have already begun being transferred to the city of al-Bab in the in north, just east of Aleppo and to the self-declared de facto capital of the Islamic State, Raqqah in the northeast where an influx of ISIS fighters are ending up from the battlefields of Mosul in Iraq.
    Russian intelligence along with Russian President Validimir Putin claim that up to 5,000 ISIS fighters that attacked Palmyra came from Mosul due to the U.S. providing what they call ‘safe passage’ for ISIS fighters to escape into Syria with the intent of further flooding Syria with Islamic State forces and destabilizing Russian and Syrian regimes efforts of routing ISIS from Syrian lands.

    Palmyra is a highly strategic control point for both the Russian-backed Syria Arab Army and ISIS.

    The city is a central hub of Syria’s spider-like network of roadways which would allow ISIS to rapidly deploy forces to city centers such as Aleppo and Damascus as well as the financial windfall ISIS could accrue from the lucrative black market sales of oil and gas within Palmyra’s multiple refineries in the region.
    Russia and the Syrian Arab Army have shown that they have every intent on keeping this vital piece of real estate and will continue to slug it out with the Islamic State in the coming weeks to regain control of Palmyra and its surroundings.
    https://sofrep.com/70003/u-s-claims-isis-may-acquired-russian-anti-aircraft-weaponry-syria-centcom-stands-ready-strike/

    On Sunday Russian intelligence officials along with Russia’s Center for Syrian Reconciliation claimed that the Islamic State was making plans to transfer up to 5,000 of its fighters from its forces in Mosul to the Syrian cities of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor through the safe passage corridor provided by the United States. Russian intelligence services are eluding that this very corridor is responsible for the most recent attack on the Palmyra region as initial reports from Russian and Syrian intelligence is that up to 4,000 ISIS fighters attacked the city from the directions of both Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor itself. Russian authorities are surmising that the Iraqi-led coalition in the retaking of Mosul have sought the easiest route to victory and the terrorists’ final destination was of little or no concern.

    Russia and Syria will do what they can to secure Palmyra as the region’s oil production which amounts to 30,000 to 40,000 barrels a day is quite the prize. The Islamic State during its occupation of the region in 2015 used these oil fields to set up an industrial-grade illegal oil operation which have found its way into coalition allied countries like Jordan and Turkey, raking in close to $800 million in revenue back to the Islamic State itself.
    https://sofrep.com/69849/russian-special-forces-join-syrian-arab-army-battle-palmyra-oil-fields/


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  6. Al-Bab, or The Gate, is the last remaining significant stronghold left for Isis before Raqqa


    09.18.2016 Dozens of US Special Operations Forces have been deployed to Syria’s border with Turkey to fight Daesh,
    or the Islamic State (IS) group there, in support of the Turkish military and “vetted” Syrian rebels, the Pentagon said Friday.
    Last month, Ankara launched an ambitious military offensive in northern Syria dubbed “Euphrates Shield”, sending in tanks and special forces to support opposition fighters in a bid to remove Daesh  fighters and Kurdish militia forces from its frontier.
    “At the request of the government of Turkey, US special operations forces are accompanying Turkish and vetted Syrian opposition forces as they continue to clear territory from ISIL in and around the area of the Syrian border near Jarabulus and Ar-Rai,” said Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis.That area is near the flashpoint city of Aleppo.
    https://sofrep.com/64285/us-special-forces-back-turkish-troops-syria/

    28 November 2016 Al-Bab, or The Gate, is the last remaining significant stronghold left for Isis before Raqqa
    and unlocking the hold of the Islamists on the city and the routes along it is viewed as essential in launching the final campaign against the group and the killing or capturing of its leaders.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/syria-civil-war-al-bab-turkey-kurds-free-syrian-army-assad-raqqa-a7443411.html

    Three forces which have been engaged in a bitter struggle against each other in Syria’s civil war are closing in on a city which is a strategic prize for an offensive on Raqqa, the capital of the caliphate proclaimed by Isis.
    Rebel Sunni Arab fighters of the FSA ( Free Syrian Army) with Turkish military backing;
    A Kurdish led alliance with American advisors and air support and the regime’s army with Russian backing are closing in on al-Bab in Aleppo Province, fighting each other as well as Isis on the way.
    What happens in al-Bab will not only have a major bearing on the future of Raqqa, but also events in Aleppo and the aftermath of the operations there as the Assad regime carries out a push to take the rebel held east of the city.

    The developments in Syria show that Turkey’s attack against al-Bab city is aimed at provoking Damascus and Moscow and heightening the terrorists’ weakened morale.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/turkish-forces-supported-isis-daesh-in-attack-on-palmyra-al-bab-in-retaliation-for-defeat-in-aleppo-analyst/5562160



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    1. The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution requiring the monitoring of evacuations from Aleppo.
      http://www.islamicinvitationturkey.com/2016/12/21/turkey-linked-terrorists-preventing-implementation-of-agreement-in-aleppo/
      A Syrian political and military expert said on Saturday that the foreign intelligence officers from the US, Turkey and Israel who helped the terrorists in Aleppo left the city.

      Sources in the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) also disclosed that the US forces stationed in Northern Syria have also agreed with the Turkish scenario and have instead promised the Kurdish forces to give them control of the Southern parts of Raqqa province.
      http://www.islamicinvitationturkey.com/2016/12/21/turkish-army-fsa-terrorist-allies-take-control-of-key-road-in-northern-syrian/

      https://southfront.org/kurdish-ypg-forces-liberate-54-villages-from-isis-in-province-of-raqqah-report/
      Kurdish YPG Forces Liberate 54 Villages From ISIS In Province Of Raqqah
      The liberated villages, located at the eastern bank of the Euphrate, were encircled by YPG units on December 19.
      https://southfront.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/20dec_Al-Raqqah.jpg?x54331


      http://i.tmgrup.com.tr/dailysabah/2015/02/22/1424610734026.jpg

      the Tomb of Suleyman Shah on the right bank of the Euphrates in Aleppo Province, near the village of Qarah Qawzak (Karakozak).

      We need to pay close attention, that while Erdogan’s rhetoric against the Islamic State has increased, he continues to keep his territory off-limits to the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against ISIS while he even stops Kurds from defending their towns in Syria.
      Erdogan, therefore, is playing a game; while he called the Islamic State as a rising threat he says: “You can’t finish off such a terrorist organization only with air strikes. Ground forces are complementary”.
      http://shoebat.com/2014/09/30/isis-advancing-tomb-grandfather-founder-ottoman-empire/


      21 March 2014 ISIL forces seized the town of Karakozak about 35 kilometers away from the Turkish overseas territory from the rival Syrian opposition Free Syria Army earlier this week. The ISIL have been known to destroy tombs of important historic figures in the areas they capture, including those of Muslim saints.
      http://www.islamicinvitationturkey.com/2014/03/21/is-isil-trying-to-give-turkey-an-excuse-to-enter-syria-via-demolishing-suleyman-shah/

      21 December 2016 Last week, the ISIL started withdrawing from the town of al-Bab as part of a scenario which was previously unveiled by battlefield sources according to which the ISIL terrorists intend to give the control of al-Bab to the Turkish-backed militants and pave the way for their capture of Manbij after ISIL’s offensive and capture of the city, media reports said.

      http://www.islamicinvitationturkey.com/2016/12/21/turkish-army-fsa-terrorist-allies-take-control-of-key-road-in-northern-syrian/
      Field sources said late November that the ISIL shifted plans to launch new offensive to reoccupy the Kurdish-ruled city of Manbij to surrender both Manbij and al-Bab to the Turkey-backed militants in a later move after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his troops’ incursion into Syria was meant to fight and topple President Bashar Al-Assad.
      Reports said that the ISIL has started a new scenario in the regions near Manbij in coordination with the Turkish government and has attempted in the past few days to reoccupy the villages in the Western and Northwestern parts of the Kurdish-held Manbij with the help of the Turkish forces who are stationed in the Northern villages.

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    2. The Islamic State’s Network in Turkey Posted on October 30, 2015
      Adiyaman Cell
      https://turkeywonk.wordpress.com/2015/10/30/the-islamic-states-network-in-turkey/
      An eighth man, Yakup Aktulum, first travelled to Aleppo in 2013 with the Humanitarian Aid Foundation (IHH),
      an Islamist NGO that controls much of the Turkish aid delivered to Syria, according to an interview with his father in the Turkish daily Radikal.
      Aktulum stayed in Syria for an additional four months, reportedly joining the Salafi Ahrar al Sham, a group with close links to the Turkish government and who has received aid from IHH.



      This comes on the heals of massive international pressure on Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
      who has already been indirectly implicated for the role his government and military have played in facilitating terrorist operations in Syria and Northern Iraq.

      http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/12/16/mafia-state-turkish-mp-now-faces-treason-charges-for-revealing-how-isis-used-turkey-for-smuggling-sarin/

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  7. Obviously, the Syrian army command was unprepared for such a large-scale attack. Another thing is also clear: the Islamic State wouldn’t been able to deploy such a number of troops and vehicles without any aid. The largest group might have arrived from Raqqa which is about 220 km to the north of Palmyra.

    Yesterday, various Middle East media reported the terrorists’ success became possible due to the US-led international coalition which had suspended its operations in Raqqa during the offensive on Palmyra. Using such a pause, ISIS regrouped and moved its forces for the upcoming attack on the ancient town. Besides, terrorists seem to have arrived from Deir Ezzor and Iraq’s Mosul through the corridor set up by the coalition.
    It could be supposed that the movement had been planned and coordinated with the US-led coalition. That means the West once again showed how it is using the Islamic State as a tool for reaching its goals in Syria.
    Another proof of these is that on December 8 Barack Obama waived any arms export control restrictions on providing ‘military assistance’ to any and all ‘foreign forces’ in Syria.
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-isis-offensive-against-palmyra-a-us-nato-sponsored-operation/5562329

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/12/08/presidential-determination-and-waiver-pursuant-section-2249a-title-10


    “The last reason is that the US congress has approved a bill to support the armed groups in Syria and Iraq,” Atwan added.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/turkish-forces-supported-isis-daesh-in-attack-on-palmyra-al-bab-in-retaliation-for-defeat-in-aleppo-analyst/5562160



    A 12 August 2012 U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency warning that the Obama Administration’s strategy might drive ISIS from Mosul in Iraq to Der Zor in Syria, is now being actually carried out as a plan instead of a warning
    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/12/13/is-obama-setting-up-war-with-russia-unraveling-situation-syria.html

    Furthermore, on October 15th, the Turkish government posted online a map showing the “‘Sensitive’ Operation Plan for Mosul” including six steps, one of which was “An escape corridor into Syria will be left for Daesh [ISIS] so they can vacate Mosul.” Though the U.S. government wasn’t public about this part of the plan — moving the jihadists “into Syria” instead of killing the jihadists (as Obama always claimed to be his intention) — the Turkish government was.
    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/12/13/is-obama-setting-up-war-with-russia-unraveling-situation-syria.html






    IS forces in Syria get reinforcements where they need them and enjoy relative freedom of action. On December 4, a team of IS military commanders came to Mosul from Raqqa unhindered.
    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/12/14/capturing-palmyra-cannot-prevent-islamic-state-final-defeat.html

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  8. https://southfront.org/syrian-armys-tyas-airbase-is-encircled-by-isis-map/
    15.12.2016
    https://southfront.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/15dec-Homs1.jpg?x94938
    Syrian Army’s Tyas Airbase Is Encircled By ISIS (Map)

    https://southfront.org/turkey-deployed-some-9000-strong-force-to-seize-al-bab-in-syrias-aleppo-province/
    09.12.2016 Despite a massive propaganda campaign, Turkish forces have failed to take control of the key town of al-Bab in the province of Aleppo. Since weekend, they have deployed closer to the city and made a few of offensive attempts. However, the town remains under the control of ISIS.

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  9. Jun 18 2012 “It is less difficult to imagine today, as opposed to several months ago, how safe havens could be established in Syria. Indeed, some analysts suggest that the opposition may already be creating some areas of de facto control in the country – for example, in parts of Idlib province and areas north of Aleppo along the Turkish border, and in eastern Syria around Deir ez-Zor.
    http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/speeches?ID=0090a3b8-a9d9-5ca5-382b-bd77b044b049





    About the existence of a plan "B", the US openly spoke in the first half of the year. The exact words of Secretary of State John Kerry were: "If the Russians and the Iranians are not set for serious diplomatic work, we will have to go to plan "B", which may be more confrontational and could end in the dismemberment of Syria. The consequences for the region - to Jordan, to Lebanon, to Europe - will be stunning for them as well as our (American) interests in the field of national security."
    https://www.sott.net/article/331959-Peace-not-yet-on-the-horizon-Major-geopolitical-shifts-as-US-loses-Syria



    December 6, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon, everybody. I am pleased to be back in Brussels – obviously, a little bit bittersweet – to be here with my NATO colleagues for the last ministerial as Secretary of State, but I’m happy to be with my colleagues and pleased to be back in Brussels.
    https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2016/12/264923.htm

    There’s nothing nostalgic about our need to constantly reaffirm the importance of collective defense and democratic solidarity. I think we’ve learned from experience – long experience going back to the last century that peace is best kept through strength and unity, through clarity of purpose and intent, and those qualities, I think, remain at the heart of the NATO mission.
    https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2016/12/264923.htm


    So we’re not the fighters on the ground – they are. They have to make their choices. And the fact is that, most recently in discussions, there has been discussion of trying to move people out in order to save Aleppo. But until this moment, there has not been an agreement on how that would happen or how those people would move out or how they might be protected. So we have been meeting. We are trying to find a way to get to the table, so we can have that negotiation that many of us wanted to have begin two years ago or before that, but which the participants were unwilling – and that’s both sides, by the way. Assad has never stopped fighting, never stopped prosecuting the war, and never shown the willingness to actually engage in that kind of a discussion that could bring the war to a close.

    So you’ve got to have the parties prepared to be able to come to the table. Now Russia says that Assad is prepared to come to the table. They say that’s part of their agreement that they would support him, that he has to engage in good faith in a negotiating process. And I am, personally, deeply in favor of putting that to the test, of trying to get to Geneva in order to be able to negotiate the political outcome that is essential.
    https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2016/12/264923.htm

    So that’s where we are. We’ll see what happens. There may or may not be a meeting towards the latter part of the week. I will see Foreign Minister Lavrov in Hamburg at the OSCE.
    We are scheduled to meet, and we can have a conversation about whether or not we can actually find a better way forward at this moment in time.


    http://alwaght.com/en/News/78642/What-US-Looking-for-in-Syria%E2%80%99s-Homs?
    Sunday 18 December 2016 The US Secretary of State John Kerry rushed to announce that the war will continue in Syria
    after Aleppo's liberation. “Fall of Aleppo, should it happen, does not end the war,” Kerry said, using the word “fall”
    instead of “liberation” while knowing well that the city is retaken from the terrorists by the government.

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  10. http://www.syriahr.com/en/?p=56740
    Syria not invited to next year’s Arab League summit in Amman

    Turkey, Russia and Iran to discuss Syria in Moscow
    Turkey, Russia and Iran will hold a meeting in Moscow on December 27 to try to find a solution to the five-year conflict in Syria, Ankara said on Wednesday.
    http://www.syriahr.com/en/?p=57026


    Security Council meeting in New York on Friday.
    Friday 16/12/2016“We are convinced that there is no alternative to the political resolution [than the one] based on the inclusive inter-Syrian dialogue with the parallel provision of ceasefire, access to humanitarian aid and continuation of the fight against terrorism,” the Russian envoy said,
    https://www.rt.com/news/370586-churkin-unsc-meeting-syria/

    https://en.insidesyriamc.com/2016/12/18/the-un-security-council-is-due-to-vote-to-send-un-officials-to-aleppo/


    17.12.2016
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-watch-president-obama-holds-his-1481913231-htmlstory.html

    President Obama says the U.S. will retaliate against Russia , but actions may be secret

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-clinton-stoke-anti-russia-campaign/5563132


    Full Interview: Sen. John McCain, December 11 2016

    http://theduran.com/john-mccain-insults-russian-president-putin-like-never-before-in-this-fake-news-face-the-nation-interview-video/

    http://yournewswire.com/assange-russia-us-election-hacking/



    The matter as British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson of all people said, is now in the hands of Syria, Russia and their allies.
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-by-evacuating-and-pardoning-terrorists-is-bashar-al-assad-being-too-nice/5563120


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    1. “Unfortunately we [State Dept vs. Defense Dept] had divisions within our own ranks that made the implementation of that extremely hard to accomplish,” … (John Kerry)
      http://www.4thmedia.org/2016/12/how-the-military-excluded-the-white-house-from-international-syria-negotiations/

      The NYT laments today that international negotiations about the situation in Syria now continue without any U.S. participation: Russia, Iran and Turkey Meet for Syria Talks, Excluding U.S.

      Russia, Iran and Turkey met in Moscow on Tuesday to work toward a political accord to end Syria’s nearly six-year war, leaving the United States on the sidelines as the countries sought to drive the conflict in ways that serve their interests.
      Secretary of State John Kerry was not invited. Nor was the United Nations consulted.

      http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-liberation-of-aleppo-a-regional-turning-point-setback-for-us-led-aggression/5563957
      It is notable that the Obama administration is playing no direct constructive role in the endgame over Aleppo


      John Kerry: "You don't invade countries on a phoney pretext!"
      https://twitter.com/miltonorourke/status/440230007026487297/photo/1

      http://yournewswire.com/wikileaks-cables-reveal-usa-signed-death-warrant-for-assad/


      The timing of the assassination was crucially important as it took place one day before the trilateral meeting
      between Iran, Turkey and Russia
      http://alwaght.com/en/News/79018/Assassination-of-Russia%E2%80%99s-Ambassador-to-Turkey,-Possible-Reasons

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    2. http://www.syriahr.com/en/?p=56740
      Syria not invited to next year’s Arab League summit in Amman

      Saudi Arabia Budget Deficit for 2017 about $53bn
      http://en.alalam.ir/news/1901132

      The news of failure of Qatari-Bahraini negotiations came out as the members of the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council have experienced increasing rifts amid fast-moving recent developments in the region,

      http://alwaght.com/en/News/79175/Rifts-Still-Overshadowing-Qatar-Bahrain-Relations

      The Bahraini capital Manama hosted the very latest summit of the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council on December 6 and 7. Attended by the Persian Gulf Arab states and Britain,
      the two-day summit covered a variety of cases, with a special focus on presenting an unproductive picture of Iran

      http://alwaght.com/en/News/79093/Traditional-Actors-Back-to-Persian-Gulf-as-Arabs-Seek-anti-Iran-Camp


      Generally, the littoral states of the Persian Gulf, aside from the Sultanate of Oman, have actively been instigating Shia-Sunni divisions internally and regionally as part of their attempt to gain some legitimacy for the dictatorships of their ruling families and feudal hierarchies.

      http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2013/08/25/yinon-revenge-a-panoramic-of-chaos-in-the-arab-world.html


      The Arab League, having backed the destruction of two Arab states, seems all but dead.

      http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-liberation-of-aleppo-a-regional-turning-point-setback-for-us-led-aggression/5563957

      The Saudis have joined with Israel against Iran and Syria.

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  11. a “couple thousand” of militants that refused to exit Aleppo
    December 15, 2016 A diverse range of Turkish media outlets reported Dec. 15 that the first bus convoy transporting about 1,000 Aleppans had left rebel-held districts in eastern Aleppo and arrived at areas held by other Turkey-backed rebels.
    http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/12/turkey-nervous-first-aleppo-citizens-evacuate.html

    https://www.rt.com/news/370591-aleppo-evacuation-violated-jaafari/
    17 Dec, 2016 Jaafari estimated that a “couple thousand” of militants that refused to exit the city altogether comprise of “the most radical elements.” He claimed that those belonged to groups “working for Turkish intelligence.”


    In Mosul, fewer than 10,000 Isis fighters control about a million people. In eastern Aleppo, it is estimated that about 5,000 armed men, the majority linked to al–Qaeda, dominate a population of about 200,000. In each case the armed groups use the zones they occupy to attack government areas with rockets, mortars and other weapons.

    http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/12/time-judge-assads-aleppo-campaign-standards-set-mosul/

    Last month the UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, pleaded with Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly al-Qaeda, but now decoupled and rebranded) to do just that: ‘One thousand of you are deciding the destiny of 270,000 civilians.’
    http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/12/time-judge-assads-aleppo-campaign-standards-set-mosul/

    October 17 Russia is ready to cease fire in Aleppo to allow medical staff to get the access to the city and to take out wounded people from there.
    https://southfront.org/unarmed-terrorists-wounded-people-leave-eastern-districts-of-aleppo/

    Today, on October 18, Lebanon’s newspaper al-Ahed reported that 10 buses and 12 cars with IS militants arrived to Raqqa. According to local citizens, the militants came there with weapons, vehicles and their families.
    https://en.insidesyriamc.com/2016/10/18/us-attacked-kurds-to-cover-isis/

    October 19: Opposition Forces Evacuate Besieged Town of Moadamiyeh in Damascus: Over 1600 individuals
    including at least 700 opposition fighters evacuated from the besieged town of Moadamiyeh in the Western Ghouta Suburbs of Damascus Province to Idlib Province as part of a reconciliation deal reached with the regime. The deal marks the fourth such evacuation agreement reached in Damascus over the past two months
    http://www.understandingwar.org/sites/default/files/Oct20%20EDITS%20COT.pdf


    23 Oct 2016 Nusra Rejects Ceasefire, Renewed Jihadi Attack On Aleppo in the Works

    https://www.sott.net/article/331925-Nusra-Rejects-Ceasefire-Renewed-Jihadi-Attack-On-Aleppo-in-the-Works

    23 October 2016 Following the successful anti-ISIS operations by the Kurds, Turkey launched airstrikes killed up to 200 Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.
    http://alwaght.com/en/News/71697/Syrian-Kurds-Facing-Predicament-amid-Complex-Conflict
    Amid all this, the Kurds in Syria are also facing a new challenge of an influx of refugees from Mosul following an intensified operation by Iraqi forces to liberate the key city from ISIS over the past few days.

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  12. https://southfront.org/breaking-14-us-led-coalition-military-advisers-captured-by-syrian-special-forces-in-aleppo/

    17.12.2016 14 US-Led Coalition Military Advisers Captured by Syrian Special Forces in Aleppo


    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/usa-saudi-mujahadeen/

    https://levantreport.com/2016/02/25/newly-translated-wikileaks-saudi-cable-overthrow-the-syrian-regime-but-play-nice-with-russia/


    The Attack On Palmyra Shows Professional Staff Work Beyond The Militants’ Capabilities

    https://southfront.org/the-attack-on-palmyra-shows-professional-staff-work-beyond-the-militants-capabilities/


    from Mosul to the Syrian cities of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor
    On Sunday Russian intelligence officials along with Russia’s Center for Syrian Reconciliation claimed that
    the Islamic State was making plans to transfer up to 5,000 of its fighters from its forces in Mosul to the Syrian cities of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor through the safe passage corridor provided by the United States
    https://sofrep.com/69849/russian-special-forces-join-syrian-arab-army-battle-palmyra-oil-fields/

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  13. Iraq


    http://www.thirdcoastactivist.org/stepping-back-on-syria-avoiding-narrow-debates-over-false-choices/
    More recently the United States has used white phosphorus in the town of Fallujah during the war against Iraq.

    https://www.iraqbodycount.org/analysis/beyond/ten-thousand/

    https://www.iraqbodycount.org/database/

    Interestingly enough, Dickers did not mention the New York Times and their coverage of the non-existent WMDs in Iraq. Shouldn’t that organization be labeled propaganda? Not only that, NYT’s information managed to kill a million Iraqis and over 3,000 American soldiers. Not even an honorable mention?
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/google-corporate-press-launch-attack-on-alternative-media/5557677



    http://yournewswire.com/israels-minister-of-defense-outlines-plan-to-divide-syria-iraq/

    December 13, 2016 Israel’s Minister Of Defense Outlines Plan To Divide Syria & Iraq

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/plans-for-redrawing-the-middle-east-the-project-for-a-new-middle-east/3882

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/preparing-the-chessboard-for-the-clash-of-civilizations-divide-conquer-and-rule-the-new-middle-east/27786



    Wed Dec 14, 2016 Recent findings have revealed that the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group in Iraq
    is manufacturing weapons on an industrial scale, with products largely purchased in bulk from Turkey.
    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/12/14/497838/Daesh-manufacture-weapons-bombs-Mosul-products-Mosul


    https://www.sott.net/article/331912-Turkey-helps-Peshmerga-in-advance-on-Mosul-despite-Iraq-opposition-Peshmerga-deny-claims

    Turkish-ISIL Oil Trade: Did the Turkish Military Enter Mosul to Protect its Oil Trade? (II)

    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2015/12/18/turkish-isil-oil-trade-did-turkish-military-enter-mosul-protect-oil-trade-ii.html



    Turkey’s Anadolu News Agency, though government-run, is providing remarkably clear and reliable diagrammatic descriptions of the current status of the U.S – and allies versus Russia – and – Syria – and IRAN in the current oil-and-gas war in the Middle East, for control over territory in Syria, for construction of oil-and-gas pipelines through Syria supplying fuel into the world’s largest energy-market: Europe. Russia is now the dominant supplier of both oil and gas, but its ally Iran is a Shiite gas-powerhouse that wants to share the market there, and Russia has no objection.
    https://uprootedpalestinians.wordpress.com/2016/10/24/the-oil-gas-war-over-syria-in-maps/

    2009 the Qatar pipeline.
    http://yournewswire.com/wikileaks-cables-reveal-usa-signed-death-warrant-for-assad/

    Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline
    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2015/12/19/turkish-isil-oil-trade-did-turkish-military-enter-mosul-protect-oil-trade-iii.html
    Were escalated war and the plunder of Syrian oil foreseen and part of the equation?





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  14. *“Hell Cannon”.

    A further double standard concerns the reporting of Russian and Syrian atrocities. Much has — rightly — been made of the so-called barrel bombs dropped on Aleppo by the Russians. Yet rebel commanders in eastern Aleppo use equally hideous weapons.
    Last April, fighters from Jaish al-Islam, backed by Saudi Arabia and considered moderate enough that American diplomats retain relations with them, admitted to using chemical weapons against the Kurds in Aleppo. This attack received almost no attention from the media, and failed to generate the faintest outrage in Britain.

    Jaish al-Islam employ a so-called ‘hell cannon’ to fire gas canisters and shrapnel weighing up to 40 kilograms into civilian areas
    http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/12/time-judge-assads-aleppo-campaign-standards-set-mosul/


    *“Hell Cannon”.
    The presence of a large quantity of aluminum phosphide along with rebel [mercenary-terrorists, Ed.] gas canisters strongly
    suggests that rebels were filling the gas canisters with phosphine gas before launching them in “Hell Cannon”.

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/aluminum-phosphide/


    DETIA GAS EX-B Active Ingredients in this Product ALUMINUM PHOSPHIDE
    http://scorecard.goodguide.com/chemical-profiles/product.tcl?reg_nr=05920900008&prod_name=DETIA%20GAS%20EX-B


    Phosphine is a flammable, toxic, colorless gas with a very strong offensive odor at room temperature and atmospheric pressure.

    an odor described as similar to garlic, carbide or decaying fish.

    PHOSPHINE emits highly toxic fumes of phosphorus oxides.
    Reacts violently with: air; boron trichloride; bromine; chlorine; chlorine monoxide;
    nitric acid; nitric oxide; nitrous oxide; nitrogen trioxide; silver nitrate; nitrous acid; mercuric nitrate; nitrogen trichloride; oxygen;
    and (potassium plus ammonia). Stable up to 131F. May become unstable at high temperatures.
    http://www.chemicalbook.com/CASEN_7803-51-2.htm
    http://www.commonchemistry.org/ChemicalDetail.aspx?ref=7803-51-2





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  15. When pure, sarin is a colorless, odorless liquid whose vapor is colorless as well (US Army ERDEC, 1994).
    http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/khamisiyah_tech/kham_tech_s17.htm
    http://www.livescience.com/28988-chlorine.html



    Mustard gas is a colorless, oily, odorless liquid that can be vaporized to form a gas.

    When mixed with other chemicals, it has a
    brownish tint and develops a pungent, garlicky odor
    http://alerts.si.edu/docs/CommonChemicalBiologicalReferences.pdf

    yellow smoke
    Mustard gas was used too. I recall Kurdish Syrians telling me when IS was expanding East of Raqqa that each time people could see yellow smoke above the places they bombed.

    When Mint Press reported this they were hammered.
    http://www.mintpressnews.com/witnesses-of-gas-attack-say-saudis-supplied-rebels-with-chemical-weapons/168135/


    Rebels were shelling Khan Al Asal prior to the chemical attack. At about 7:00 a.m., a munition hit the area some 300 meters from a government checkpoint. The UN report indicated,
    “The air stood still and witnesses described
    a yellowish-green mist in the air and a pungent and strong sulfur-like smell. .
    http://whowhatwhy.org/2014/12/01/really-used-chemical-weapons-syria/

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  16. Bufferzone
    August 28, 2016 Russia furious at Turkish move to set up rebel "safe zone" inside Syria to assist Jihadi rebels there, putting the recently announced "normalisation of relations" between Russia and Turkey in jeopardy.
    http://theduran.com/erdogan-calls-putin-russia-seethes-turkeys-syrian-incursion/

    https://en.insidesyriamc.com/2016/10/24/mosul-and-aleppo-whats-the-difference/
    the US and Saudi Arabia created the so-called “humanitarian corridor” for Mosul
    https://en.insidesyriamc.com/2016/10/18/us-attacked-kurds-to-cover-isis/


    town of Marea, 25 kilometers north of Aleppo
    a black viscous liquid:The liquid is tested, giving a result for HD (distilled mustard blister agent):
    https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2016/11/30/russias-chemical-weapon-attack-investigation-syria/
    Marea 2015/2016

    Ma'arat Umm Hawsh in Northern Aleppo 2015
    http://www.voanews.com/a/is-launches-offensive-in-planned-northern-syria-buffer-zone/2913611.html



    village of Hassajek, north of Aleppo
    https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-8447-Erdogan-compares-Kurd-militia-to-Isis

    Thursday 20th Oct 2016 the YPG reportedly advanced east of Hassajek, seizing four more villages from Isis on the way to al-Bab,

    Ma'arat Umm Hawsh , Northern Aleppo
    22 okt. 2016 Kurdish forces confirmed the Turkish aerial bombardment reporting at least 20 airstrikes were carried out in Umm Hawsh and Um Qura villages where they were making “fresh advances” against the Islamic State (IS) positions eastward.
    http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/470b70ba-3514-4976-a789-da5254fa964c/Turkey-attacks-Syrian-Kurdish-forces---kills-160-


    Ma'arat Umm Hawsh
    25/11/2016 Previously, Russian experts obtained evidence of the use of chlorine and white phosphorus in attacks in Syria.
    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russia-finds-evidence-mustard-gas-attack-syria/

    Russian experts confirmed the use of mustard gas on Kurds in Um Hosh, Northern Aleppo CS by Turkish and Western backed 'moderate rebels'

    18 Dec, 2016 Syria hands over evidence of mustard gas attack by rebels on civilians to OPCW (VIDEO)
    https://www.rt.com/news/370653-syria-chemical-aleppo-militants-opcw/

    https://www.rt.com/news/368113-aleppo-mustard-gas-civilians/
    The recovered chemical round is a crude homemade 240-mm mortar shell, with a capsule in the rear. The capsule contained from 0.5 to 1.5 liters of a black oily liquid, which proved to be a chemical warfare agent.

    *
    Aleppo

    yellow phosphorous
    07/04/2016 Rebels strike Kurdish neighborhood in Aleppo with chemical gas

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/rebels-strike-kurdish-neighborhood-aleppo-chemical-gas/


    chlorine and white phosphorus
    ‘1070’ area [south-western suburbs of Aleppo] Assad Military Academy
    https://www.rt.com/news/366392-aleppo-terrorists-chemical-weapons/

    the odor which is often met at swimming pools.”
    https://www.rt.com/news/364737-syria-aleppo-poison-gas/

    On October 30, some three dozen people were poisoned by a barrage of shells loaded with poisonous gas which was launched by militants against two residential neighborhoods in Aleppo.

    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/11/08/492659/Syria-Daesh-chemical-weapons-UN-Ban-Kimoon

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  17. Chlorine gas
    Tal Rakhem and Tal Mut'ah hilltops which overlooks the 1070 Housing Project. southwestern sector of Aleppo


    08/11/2016 Al-Masdar News has learned that jihadi fighters shelled government troops with homegrown mortars filled with Chlorine gas during the battles which took place recently to control two strategic hilltops.
    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/rebels-use-chlorine-gas-aleppo-offensive/


    nerve gas Ghouta
    June 18, 2016 ‘Rebels’ in Damascus have reportedly used crudely assembled chemical bombs to attack Syrian government troops with nerve gas as they advanced in Ghouta.
    http://yournewswire.com/rebels-attack-syrian-army-with-nerve-gas-in-ghouta/

    Jobar is mainly held by the Saudi-backed Jaysh al-Islam faction, one of the biggest rebel groups in Syria, which is based in East Ghouta. The group falls under the banner of the Free Syrian Army, which has received U.S. support.
    Its commander, Mohammad Alloush, is the opposition’s chief negotiator in the talks in Geneva that yielded the cease-fire.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/syria-cease-fire-rebels-assad-army-violation-fighting-jobar-ghouta-damascus/


    “On August 2, 2016 at 19 hours 05 minutes militants from the Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki group, considered by Washington as ‘moderate opposition,’ launched poisonous materials from the Sukkari district towards the eastern part of Aleppo,” the ministry reported, according to RT.
    http://www.mintpressnews.com/shocking-beheading-moderate-rebels-allegedly-unleash-chemical-weapons-syria/219168/



    *



    From March 2015, increasingly the accusation was expanded to barrel bombs that disperse chlorine gas, dropped on areas
    of Idlib and neighboring provinces, that had been "liberated" by Jabhat al-Nusra.
    http://acloserlookonsyria.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Barrel_bomb



    Bashar al-Assad: No, this is another fake narrative by the Western governments. Why? Because we have two factories of chlorine. One of them is closed for a few years now, it’s not used anyway, and the other one is in the northern part in Syria, which is the most important factory than the first one. It’s on the Turkish border, it’s under the control of the terrorists for two years, and we sent formal documents to the United Nations regarding that factory. They wanted to come and they sent us a formal response, they couldn’t reach it.
    So, the chlorine in Syria is under the control of the rebels
    http://www.voltairenet.org/article187388.html


    ..The al-Qaeda offshoot Al-Nusra Front stole 400 tons of liquid chlorine from an Aleppo-area factory in 2012, for example. [19]

    They and others have been receiving different toxic chemicals from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and elsewhere.

    Hundreds of barrels were uncovered on a rebel-held farm near Baniyas in July. [20] Some were found in the maybe-gassed Jobar on August 24, three days after the attacks under study. [21]
    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2015/06/syria-ghouta-chemical-massacres-body.html



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  18. 06 May 2013 Top UN rights investigator Carla del Ponte said Sunday that according to testimony, rebels have been using sarin gas.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10039672/UN-accuses-Syrian-rebels-of-chemical-weapons-use.html


    The Syrian government has also presented some evidence to the United Nations of three other, smaller rebel chemical attacks in the general vicinity of the first strike,
    carried out on the 22nd, 24th and 25th, and targeting Syrian soldiers.

    Unfortunately the evidence, as with the US “evidence” of Syria’s guilt, isn’t being released to the public but just to the UN. There had been some reporting over the weekend that gives credence to this reports, however.

    On Saturday the 24th, reports emerged of a Syrian government raid on tunnels in Jobar uncovering a rebel-run chemical lab,

    and soldiers involved in the raid were said to have been overwhelmed by fumes in those same tunnels.
    On Monday, there were reports of Hezbollah fighters returning to Lebanon to receive treatment after coming into contact with rebel chemical agents in Jobar over the weekend.
    http://news.antiwar.com/2013/08/28/syria-three-other-chemical-attacks-by-rebels-in-same-area/

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  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdF6aSnxhDs

    Syria Undeniable PROOF SNC & Al Farok did Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria 8 21 2013
    Omar farouk brigade
    @10.19 -11.20 sarin attack with mortar/firing missiles from 12.30 &on


    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/jihadist-jamal-assad/
    Dr Jamal Assad, a gynecologist from Zagreb Croatia

    He is pictured here with members of al-Farouk Brigade,
    and he is not holding medical equipment!

    https://syrianfreepress.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/293003_3515646650455_509173105_n-copy.jpg?w=529&h=397

    https://syrianfreepress.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/540222_3515622089841_1896904390_n-copy.jpg?w=529&h=397


    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/famous-heart-eating-rebel-killed-syria/
    Embedded below is the infamous video, apparently of Khalid al-Hamad aka ‘Abu Sakkar’ of the independent Omar al-Farouq Brigade, cutting out the organs of a slain Syrian Army soldier.

    https://humanrightsinvestigations.org/2013/05/14/syria-rebel-organ-eating-video/


    The groups that are believed to receive generous support from the Brotherhood include the al-Farouq Brigade in Homs,
    Liwa al-Tawheed in Aleppo, Suqour al-Sham in Jabal al-Zawiya, and the Ahrar al-Sham Brigade in Idlib.9
    http://orientxxi.info/IMG/pdf/armed_20syrian_20opposition_20_5bakh_20final_5d.pdf

    http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/07/omar_farouq_brigade.php

    A recently released jihadist video produced by the Saraqeb Media Office features a group that calls itself
    the “Soldiers of the Omar Farouq Brigade in Syria” and urges Muslims to join the jihad against the army of embattled President Bashir al Assad.
    The group is named after a senior al Qaeda operative who was killed in Iraq in 2006.

    The video, which was obtained and translated by The Long War Journal, is titled “Turkish Mujahideen who are Conducting Jihad in Syria

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  20. Jabhat an-Nusra is being taken over by al-Qaeda in Iraq
    The formations participating: Al Faruq ‘Umar brigade ......
    https://pietervanostaeyen.com/2013/05/



    Supreme Military Council (SMC)
    The SMC has 30 members, six representing each of five "fronts" in Syria - Northern (Aleppo and Idlib), Eastern (Raqqa, Deir al-Zour and Hassaka), Western (Hama, Latakia and Tartus), Central (Homs and Rastan) and Southern (Damascus, Deraa and Suwaida).

    SMC AFFILIATES Farouq Brigades http://handsoffsyria.blogspot.com/2013_10_01_archive.html
    Leader: Osama Juneidi


    The group has suffered repeated splits, with several leading figures expelled and offshoots formed, including the more hardline Islamic Farouq Brigades and the Independent Omar al-Farouq Brigade. The Farouq Brigades' leader occupies senior positions in the SILF and SMC.
    http://www.understandingwar.org/sites/default/files/Selected-Supreme-Military-Command-Members.pdf


    Abu Sakkar’s real name is Khaled al Hamad and he’s from Baba Amr
    https://www.channel4.com/news/syria-rebel-eating-heart-soldier-abu-sakkar-mani

    23 02 2012 Paul Conroy calling for help from Baba Amr field hospital + English script and Subtitles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7uFcMvetZg

    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Conroy_And_Belhaj_HumanTrash.jpg



    According to a recent extensive report based on interviews with an al-Qaeda aligned "rebel" in Syria, al-Qaeda acquired the Sarin from a storage facility of the Syrian regime when it conquered the Syrian base of Regiment 111 in late 2012.
    This was before the split of al-Nusra and the Islamic State.
    There would thus be no difference between "regime Sarin" and "al-Qaeda Sarin".
    But even completely independent of the origin of the Sarin,

    U.S. missile experts had long concluded that the missiles
    which carried the Sarin in the attack could not have been fired from government held areas. Their range was simply too short.
    Thus the event must have been a false flag attack.

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2016/08/german-pro-atlantic-paper-admits-ghouta-sarin-attack-committed-by-al-qaeda.html

    The Collapsing Syria-Sarin Case
    The one Sarin-laden rocket, which struck in the Zamalka/Ein Tarma neighborhood, was found to be crudely made and had a maximum range of about 2 to 3 kilometers, meaning that it would have been launched from rebel-controlled areas, not from a government zone.
    https://consortiumnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/hrw-rocket-bearing-map.jpg

    https://consortiumnews.com/2014/04/07/the-collapsing-syria-sarin-case/





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  21. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has confirmed the traces of the sarin gas used in Syria are not linked with the Syrian government's former stockpile of chemical weapons. The report corroborates the Syrian government's assertions that the faction responsible for the chemical attack, as well as 11 other instances of chemical weapons use, was the Syrian opposition.
    The report also substantiates last month's claims from Ahmed al-Gaddafi al-Qahsi, cousin of Muammar Gaddafi, who said that the chemical weapons used in the incident had been stolen from Libya and later smuggled into Syria via Turkey by militants.

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/assad-never-used-chemical-weapons-islamist-rebels-did/

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  22. https://uprootedpalestinian.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/lifg_libyas_bearded_militants_1.jpg?w=640&h=371


    25 Nov 2011 At the meeting, which was held in Istanbul and included Turkish officials, the Syrians requested "assistance"
    from the Libyan representatives and were offered arms, and potentially volunteers.
    "The Libyans are offering money, training and weapons to the Syrian National Council," added Wisam Taris, a human rights campaigner with links to the SNC.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/8917265/Libyas-new-rulers-offer-weapons-to-Syrian-rebels.html

    Nuclear and chemical weapons materials are mainly controlled by National Transitional Council forces.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8851973/Libya-stockpiles-of-chemical-weapons-found.html

    Libyan opposition figures have directed us to this video of what they say are chemical weapons found in a Gaddafi arms dump in Misrata some months ago.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8726492/Libya-as-it-happened-August-26.html


    Immediately, Ankara mobilised the citizens of Misrata in Libya. These are mostly the descendants of the Jewish soldiers of the Ottoman Empire,
    the Adghams, and the nomadic merchants descended from black slaves, the Muntasirs, who had supported the Young Turks.
    They formed the only significant Libyan group capable of attacking Tripoli [2].

    Simultaneously, Ankara organised several meetings of the Syrian opposition in Istanbul, from August 2011.
    Finally, the Muslim Brotherhood constituted the Syrian National Council in October, associating representatives from the diverse political and minority groups.
    http://www.voltairenet.org/article188337.html


    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2012/08/libyan-terrorists-are-invading-syria.html

    Iskenderum is also the seat of the Free Syrian Army, the armed wing of the Syrian National Council. French and British special forces trainers are on the ground, assisting the Syrian rebels while the CIA and U.S. Spec Ops are providing communications equipment and intelligence to assist the rebel cause, enabling the fighters to avoid concentrations of Syrian soldiers.
    http://www.deepjournal.com/p/43/a/en/3049.html


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  23. IHH

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/flashback-libya-2011/

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article190363.html

    The IHH is an association founded and led by the Turkish Prosperity Party (Refah) of Necmettin Erbakan, but without statutary or organic links with him. It was first of all registered in Germany, at Fribourg-en-Brisgau in 1992, under the name Internationale Humanitäre Hilfe (IHH), then in Istanbul in 1995, under the name İnsani Yardım Vakfı.

    20 January 2014 Turkish court accuses IHH of having ties to Al-Qaeda

    14 January 2014, During the searches of the IHH offices throughout 6 provinces, the police took in for questioning Halis B., suspected of being the Al-Qaeda leader in Turkey, and İbrahim Ş., second in command of the organization in the Near-East.
    http://www.icsve.org/brief-reports/portrait-of-turkeys-isis-leader-halis-bayancuk-alias-abu-hanzala/

    However, the December 2013 corruption operation against then Prime Minister Erdogan’s close circles became a saving grace for Halis. After this operation, Halis started to claim that the police entrapped him alongside the IHH during the operations and implanted evidence to incriminate him and the IHH.

    http://www.icsve.org/brief-reports/portrait-of-turkeys-isis-leader-halis-bayancuk-alias-abu-hanzala/

    As ISIS has been freely operating in Turkey after it was established in 2013, they have taken their existence and activities to a new level in Istanbul, beginning in 2014 during Islamic feast prayers.
    On July 18, 2015 ISIS members attended an open picnic-type traditional second feast prayer (the first was carried out in 2014) lead by Halis Bayancuk with around a thousand people, where Halis addressed the congregation calling for supporting militant jihad openly and threatening anyone who opposes them.

    As the video is watched, it can clearly be understood that none of these ISIS supporters and members are hiding themselves and everybody is very open and comfortable being at an event lead by the ISIS leadership in Turkey.

    http://www.icsve.org/brief-reports/portrait-of-turkeys-isis-leader-halis-bayancuk-alias-abu-hanzala/

    http://www.investigativeproject.org/4278/turkish-charity-still-not-on-terror-list-despite#

    http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3112849/posts

    17-1-2014 Turkish media reported that three high-ranking names from al-Qaeda reportedly escaped to Syria before the operation.

    The investigation was reportedly begun 15 months ago on suspicions that al-Qaeda was organizing cells in Van province.
    A Humanitarian Relief Foundation (İHH) branch in Kilis was also raided as part of the simultaneous operations conducted Jan. 14 in Istanbul, Van, Kilis, Adana, Gaziantep and Kayseri.



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    1. 1 January 2017 ISIS and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly al-Nusra Front) are excluded from the list
      as they are already blacklisted as terrorist groups. 
      http://alwaght.com/en/News/80293/New-Syria-Truce-Pushes-West-Out-of-Game

      At the same time the coalition “Jaish al-Fatah” not only broke up into smaller groups, but the two largest of them are experiencing internal dissension as well. “Jabhat al Fatah al-Sham” was divided into “al-Qaeda” supporters and its opponents.

      “Ahrar al-Sham” was divided between supporters of the Salafis and the “Muslim Brothers.”
      This group was financed by both Riyadh and Ankara. A conflict arose between their protégés.
      Qatar and Turkey are making efforts to preserve the centralized Sunni resistance in Syria and provide the ideology of the “Muslim brotherhood” with political legitimacy in the West, positioning it as the main political force upon which
      to build the future state architecture of Syria.

      https://southfront.org/the-attack-on-palmyra-shows-professional-staff-work-beyond-the-militants-capabilities/


      In addition, Jabhat al-Nusra has reportedly formed several joint operation rooms with other groups which
      are part of Jaysh al-Fateh, which are also better equipped through receiving arms, ammunition and supplies from Turkey and the Saudis (International Business Times, March 31).

      https://jamestown.org/program/the-rise-of-jaysh-al-fateh-in-northern-syria/

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  24. Weapons all have serial numbers, which are wonderful things for tracing where they were made, with their transportation more of a challenge.
    A few tons of NATO weapons is a drop in the bucket.

    Most came through the CIA rat line into the Balkans and old Soviet States, and then the Western weapons bought
    by the Gulf States and transferred with a wink and a nod to the various jihadi groups

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/12/30/syria-gate-nato-weaponry-and-personnel-in-east-aleppo/

    Later on, NATO allies opted for a more consolidated effort to first be staged in Europe, and then on to Syria.
    The first major arms shipment on record was organized by the US, Britain and France
    in March 2013,
    in what is known as the Great Croatian Weapons Airlift, which comprised of
    75 airplanes, and an estimated 3,000 tons of military weaponry – bound for Jordan.

    http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/01/22/truth-revealed-mccains-moderate-rebels-in-syria-are-isis/

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  25. “Fighters here do whatever they want, before the eyes of NATO.

    https://inserbia.info/today/2016/03/one-of-islamic-state-leaders-lavdrim-muhaxheri-trained-in-us-base-bondsteel/

    Lavdrim Muhaxheri (12 March 1989 - 29 November 2013)
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=700_1440993370

    Lavdrim Muhaxheri has left the Syrian battlefield and returned to Europe the Daily Mail newspaper reported,
    https://southfront.org/isis-commander-flees-to-europe-with-400-fighters-disguised-as-refugees-report/

    The West’s heroic allies were the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), whose criminal record was set aside. The British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, told them to call him any time on his mobile phone.
    https://consortiumnews.com/2015/03/02/the-rise-of-a-democratic-fascism/

    somehow sprang from the desert by themselves fully armed, trained, driving Toyota pickups and even pickups of Texas plumbers.
    https://www.sott.net/article/297121-SOTT-Exclusive-Dead-or-alive-NATOs-Kosovar-ISIS-militant-raised-from-the-grave-assumes-new-role

    (..) scores of Toyota Hilux pick-up trucks were delivered to terrorists along the Turkish-Syrian border, which would later be seen among ISIS convoys invading northern Iraq
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/how-the-us-supports-the-islamic-state-isis-one-accidental-airdrop-vs-billions-in-covert-military-aid/5409449

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  26. Then there are the rumors, that the funding and logistics for the White Helmets brought in poison gas and that Press TV’s Serena Shimm was murdered because she got too close to “busting” this group as complicit in mass murder.

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/12/31/neo-clooney-and-the-white-helmets-dupe-or-dope/

    Another Aleppo resident writes that “Turkish-Saudi backed ‘moderate rebels’ showered the residential neighborhoods of Aleppo with unguided rockets and gas jars.”

    https://levantreport.com/2016/03/01/protecting-al-qaeda-guest-analysis-by-steven-chovanec/

    Earlier this year, Russia confirmed that militants in Aleppo have used internationally-banned chemicals.
    “Terrorists in Aleppo are using chlorine against Syrian servicemen and civilians ever more frequently,” said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.
    It has also been corroborated that at least 30 Syrian servicemen had been affected in a recent attack in eastern Aleppo.
    http://alwaght.com/en/News/79967/What-Western-Media-Hides-about-Aleppo-Militants


    31 December 2016 Syrian Army has discovered a large workshop of Jeish al-Fatah coalition of terrorist groups that had been used for making chemical weapons in Eastern Aleppo, a military source disclosed Saturday. http://en.alalam.ir/news/1905020


    The answer to the Troodos Conundrum is simple.
    Troodos did not pick up the intercepts because they do not exist. 
    Mossad fabricated them.

    John Kerry’s “evidence” is the shabbiest of tricks.

    https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2013/08/the-troodos-conundrum/

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  27. Jihadi ‘Wal-Mart’
    Career MI6 agent and former British diplomat Alastair Crooke extrapolates further on this phenomena of the West’s principle allies playing such a crucial role in arming the jihadis.
    “The West does not actually hand the weapons to al-Qaeda, let alone ISIS,” he said, “but the system that they have constructed leads precisely to that end.
    https://levantreport.com/2016/03/01/protecting-al-qaeda-guest-analysis-by-steven-chovanec/

    Exactly the same kind of policy used in Afghanistan during the 1980s, when conduits such as the Pakistani ISI were used to funnel weapons to the mujahedeen.


    http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/10/05/spectre-of-benghazi-doj-drops-charges-against-alleged-arms-dealer-of-libyan-weapons/

    October 5, 2016 The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is dropping all charges against an arms dealer whose weapons made it into the hands of radical Libya militants.
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1710661395828366&id=1649305608630612
    The Libyan “rebels” got all the weaponry love – the Syrian “rebels”, not-so-much.
    At least in 2011; by mid 2012 that sentiment appears to have changed.
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/11/10/the-benghazi-brief-3/

    In August 2012, one month before the attack on the Benghazi Compound, the following Reuters article appeared.
    This is how we find out about the SECOND presidential finding
    which again authorized covert CIA involvement, this time in Syria:

    Back in October of 2012, according to classified US intelligence assessments, “Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar”, which were organized by the CIA, were “going to hard-line Islamic jihadists.”

    https://levantreport.com/2016/03/01/protecting-al-qaeda-guest-analysis-by-steven-chovanec/

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  28. From 2004, the CIA and the State Department tried
    to overthrow the Arab secular regimes
    and replace them by the Muslim Brotherhood.

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article191278.html

    by Senator Richard G. Lugar 07 May 2004
    It would help realize what the AHDRs called “a restructuring of the region from within.”

    This would include political reform to give citizens more space to think and to have a voice.

    As the 2003 AHDR notes, political instability and struggles for power “in the absence of….democracy… impede the growth of knowledge on Arab soil.”
    http://www.commongroundnews.org/article.php?id=21140&lan=en&sp=0

    http://www.commongroundnews.org/article.php?id=21147&lan=en&sp=0
    President Bush will officially present the GMEI in June at the meeting of the G-8.

    It is true that before 9/11, when dealing with leaders of most Middle Eastern countries, American diplomats were not instructed to press for more open political systems.
    Most of these systems have grown increasingly autocratic over the past half century.
    In those days we were guided by a very terse definition of America’s priorities in the area:
    enhance the security of Israel,
    maintain the free flow of oil at reasonable prices and
    block Soviet efforts to gain a foothold in the Gulf.


    http://www.mintpressnews.com/ever-happened-bushs-greater-middle-east-initiative/198496/
    What Ever Happened To Bush’s Greater Middle East Initiative?



    THE GREATER MIDDLE EAST PROJECT
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/plans-for-redrawing-the-middle-east-the-project-for-a-new-middle-east/3882

    https://syria360.wordpress.com/globalist-agenda/

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  29. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson recently appeared in Parliament and said: “I’d certainly like to see demonstrations
    outside the Russian embassy… Where’s the Stop the War Coalition?”

    https://uprootedpalestinians.wordpress.com/2016/11/05/boris-the-clown-johnsons-mannequin-limb-protest-outside-russias-embassy-london/

    https://uprootedpalestinians.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/why-wont-boris-the-clown-johnson-go-kinetic-over-gaza/


    Official Foreign Affairs representatives began to call upon their people to come out and protest in front of Russian embassies. Solovyov: Yes, I remember that, the words of Britain's Foreign Secretary.
    https://www.sott.net/article/338108-Maria-Zakharova-Obama-Admin-Threatened-Russia-Would-Feel-Pain-for-Intervening-in-Syria-Proved-That-Evil-Is-Claimed-Right-of-Mightiest-Nation

    That which began in October 2015 ended with the murder of our ambassador in December 2016.

    13 October 2015 Two shells were fired at Russia's embassy in Damascus on Tuesday during a demonstration in support of Moscow, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to the building.
    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/10/13/Two-rockets-hit-Russian-embassy-in-Syria.html
    The incident came nearly two weeks after Russia, a major ally of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, launched air strikes against Syrian rebels and ISIS extremists.




    31 December 2016 The United Nations Security Council has unanimously backed
    a Russian-Turkish initiative over a ceasefire and new negotiations on Syria.

    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2016/12/31/Syrian-opposition-Regime-has-violated-ceasefire.html

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  30. Turkey’s about-face
    http://www.voltairenet.org/article194813.html

    https://www.rt.com/news/372452-istanbul-nightclub-shooting-video/
    On Sunday, just over an hour into 2017, an unidentified gunman opened fire at partygoers at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul's popular Ortakoy neighborhood. The attack, which Turkish authorities are treating as a terrorist act, claimed at least 39 lives and injured almost 70. The gunman is reported to be still at large.
    The gunman, who may be from a Central Asian country, is suspected of coming from the same cell responsible for carrying out a deadly gun-and-bomb attack on Istanbul’s main airport back in June of last year, according to Turkish Hurriyet newspaper.
    https://www.rt.com/news/372469-isis-turkey-nightclub-attack/

    the suspect may be from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan http://en.alalam.ir/news/1906014

    http://jihadintel.meforum.org/group/110/jaysh-muhammad-in-bilad-al-sham
    the Uzbek Imam al-Bukhari Battalion, which also operates in Aleppo province

    http://en.alalam.ir/news/1906229
    Deputy PM: Istanbul Nightclub Attack Won’t Stop Turkey’s Operation in Syria

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  31. .At the beginning of the month, Qatar withdrew from the war against Syria.

    It has become a shareholder of Rosneft, the biggest company in the world
    and has aligned its energy policy to Russia’s.


    This agreement has been under discussion for two months.
    The parties that oppose it – notably Israel and the United Kingdom – have tried to scupper it
    by assassinating the Russian ambassador at Ankara,
    then by bombing the Russian embassy at Damascus on 28 and 29 December.

    https://syria360.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/cease-fire-agreement/


    03 January 2017 The Wadi Barada in Damascus's western suburbs now has become a hot area for intensive fighting.
    http://en.alalam.ir/news/1906305

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaysh_al-Islam

    Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formally known as Al-Nusra, is the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda.

    Jihadists in Syria: from Turkey to Saudi Arabia?
    http://www.voltairenet.org/article194757.html

    1 January 2017Al-Bayati added “Saudis feel isolated after
    Iran and Russia got closer and such claims
    and accusations are to compensate such isolation.
    It shows the defeat of Saudi Arabia in Syria and Yemen
    and Saudi dreams that are gone void”.
    http://alwaght.com/en/News/80450/Iraqi-Popular-Forces-Saved-Persian-Gulf-Arab-States-from-Collapse-MP


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  32. 26 December 2016 A few days back, US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Riyadh where he held talks with Saudi officials and played down media reports that Washington had decided to limit military support, including planned arms sales to the kingdom, over its war in Yemen.

    http://alwaght.com/en/News/79608/Saudi-Princes-Rise-Concern-over-Power-Monopoly


    Defying International Concerns, US To Sell Cluster Bombs To Saudi Arabia
    http://www.businessinsider.com/us-to-sell-cluster-bombs-to-saudi-arabia-2013-8


    https://twitter.com/crimesofbrits/status/795335437032230912
    The UK is a signatory to a 2010 international treaty banning the use of cluster munitions

    http://en.alalam.ir/news/1899435

    19 December 2016 Multiple rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have on various occasions reported the use of cluster bombs by Riyadh in Yemen.
    In May, Amnesty provided evidence showing that British-made cluster bombs had been used by Saudis against civilians in Yemen.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/11/british-foreign-secretary-stresses-friendship-in-saudi-visit.html

    http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/14825234.Foreign_Secretary_defends_Britain_s_arms_sales_to_Saudi_Arabia/

    26 Oct 2016 Foreign Secretary defends Britain's arms sales to Saudi Arabia

    02.12.2016 The British foreign secretary also reiterated the U.K.’s commitment to NATO.

    http://aa.com.tr/en/europe/uk-foreign-minister-millions-will-not-accept-assad/697943

    In March 2015, Hammond stated that Britain would support the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen "in every practical way short of engaging in combat."[26]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Hammond

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  33. 2 January 2017 Saudi Warplanes Began 2017 with Killing 7 Yemenis
    http://alwaght.com/en/News/80513/Saudi-Warplanes-Began-2017-with-Killing-7-Yemenis




    The Turkish government also reportedly supports the Saudi campaign against Yemen, which began in late March 2015
    in a bid to restore power to Yemen’s Saudi-backed former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/turkey-plane-transfers-isis-daesh-terrorists-from-aleppo-to-yemen-report/5565799

    The sources noted that some 150 al-Qaeda terrorists stepped out of the plane as soon as it landed, adding that they had been relocated from Syria's Aleppo to Aden. http://en.alalam.ir/news/1905321


    In addition, a statement released by Faylaq al-Sham in May supported Saudi Arabia’s actions against
    the allegedly Iranian-backed Houthi movement in Yemen, underlining the regional dimensions of this anti-Iranian alliance (Zaman al-Wasl, May 15). Moreover, Turkey maintains a close relation with Ahrar al-Sham, and Turkish intelligence has most likely has been shipping weapons to Ahrar al-Sham (al-Jazeera, April 5; Al-Monitor, June 2).
    https://jamestown.org/program/the-rise-of-jaysh-al-fateh-in-northern-syria/

    Jund al-Islam, which in recent years merged with Ansar al-Islam, an extremist group of Sunni Iraqis operating under the al-Qaida banner and operating in Yemen and Libya;
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/11/10/the-benghazi-brief-3/

    The mercenaries sent from the UAE to Yemen are fighting alongside other mercenaries that the Saudis have reportedly enlisted from Sudan, Eritrea and Morocco.

    http://www.greanvillepost.com/2016/02/28/pentagon-mercenaries-blackwater-al-qaeda-whats-in-a-name/


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  34. Yemen is the other elephant in the room for the US in terms of its dirty dealing and bloated weapons contract troves overseas.
    http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/10/01/diplomatic-frauds-kerry-power-kirby-lying-and-shilling-for-body-bags-and-war-in-syria/

    500 documents from the U.S. Embassy in Yemen’s communications

    http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/WikiLeaks-Drops-Yemen-Files-Unmasks-Washingtons-Bloody-Role-20161125-0012.html



    Samantha, God bless her, didn’t mention Gaza, where quite a lot of Palestinian children have been killed by the Israelis.
    Nor Yemen, where America’s head-chopping allies are now dissing the Shiites and have killed almost 4,000 civilians.
    http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/12/20/amnesia-at-the-un-the-massacres-samantha-power-conveniently-forgot-to-mention/


    http://alwaght.com/en/News/80288/Yemen-2016-in-Retrospect

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/35-palestinian-children-killed-in-gaza-strip-by-israeli-occupation-forces-in-2016/5565950

    http://alwaght.com/en/News/80675/Israeli-Forces-Detain-15-Palestinians,-Including-Minors,-in-West-Bank

    Israel Support to Saudi Genocidal War Against Yemen

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/israel-support-to-saudi-genocidal-war-against-yemen/5536757

    http://yournewswire.com/leaked-documents-saudi-arabia-and-israel-forming-joint-military/

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/secret-meetings-between-israel-saudi-officials-reveal-close-relationship-mutual-interests/5524795


    Additionally, both use weapons that have been internationally banned: Israel used white phosphorus in Gaza,
    while the Saudis have used cluster bombs in Yemen.

    http://fpif.org/israel-saudi-arabia-strange-bedfellows-new-middle-east/

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  35. 2 January 2017 Israel to Annex More Palestinian Lands
    http://alwaght.com/en/News/80555/Israel-to-Annex-More-Palestinian-Lands

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/america-or-israel/5566200

    Surely even Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knows that the settlements are illegal under international law

    Israel, the power responsible for occupying Palestinian land, received $2.55bn in American military aid in 2009, according to the US State Department.
    That number is expected to increase to $3.15bn per year from 2013 to 2018.
    http://www.aljazeera.com/focus/2010/09/201092993840748931.html



    http://hotair.com/archives/2016/12/28/deep-disappointment-netanyahu-hits-back-at-kerry-accuses-u-s-of-orchestrating-un-resolution/

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/12/30/kerrys-finest-hour-obama-team-labels-israel-an-outlaw-nation/

    http://alwaght.com/en/News/80407/Palestine-to-Be-Recognized-as-Sovereign-State-in-2017-Abbas
    Palestine to Be Recognized as Sovereign State in 2017: Abbas

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  36. January 01, 2017 U.S. Senators To Push For Stronger Sanctions Against Russia
    http://www.rferl.org/a/georgia-us-senators-urge-russia-sanctions/28208343.html


    A trio of U.S. senators has said on a visit to Georgia that they will work to get Congress to pass tougher sanctions against Russia and President Vladimir Putin.

    Graham is on a two-day visit to NATO-hopeful Georgia with Senator John McCain (Republican-Arizona) and Amy Klobuchar (Democrat-Minnesota).
    http://www.rferl.org/a/georgia-us-senators-urge-russia-sanctions/28208343.html

    McCain and fellow Senator Lindsey Graham (Republican-South Carolina) are on a three-day visit to the Baltics, after which they head for Ukraine, Georgia, and Montenegro.
    http://www.rferl.org/a/u-s-mccain-nato-baltic-security-estonia/28200079.html



    https://www.sott.net/article/338354-McCain-Place-troops-in-Estonia-permanently-deter-Russia
    McCain has pledged U.S. support to the security of Russia's three Baltic neighbors

    http://en.alalam.ir/news/1906044
    http://i.alalam.ir/news/Image/Inner-Media/2017/01/02/alalam_636189835190483108_25f_4x3.jpg

    02 January 2017 American Commandos in Baltics to Help NATO Allies against Russia




    US senators praise Ukrainian marines, slam Putin
    http://www.politico.eu/article/us-senators-praise-ukrainian-marines-slam-vladimir-putin-russia-john-mccain-lindsey-graham/

    Ukrainian nationalists hold torchlit march in Kiev to mark anniversary of Nazi collaborator Bandera

    https://www.rt.com/news/372459-ukraine-nationalists-torch-march/

    Nazi symbols on helmets worn by members of Ukraine’s Azov battalion.
    https://consortiumnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/140909-ukraine-nazi-02_63a0fd5c7a717bba6d7b7d5b090d91b2.nbcnews-ux-520-200-300x100.jpg

    New Russian Hacks? No, Old Ukrainian Malware Found

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/new-russian-hacks-no-old-ukrainian-malware-found/5565935


    John McCain And Lindsey Graham’s War Against Russia And Against Donald Trump
    https://southfront.org/john-mccain-and-lindsey-grahams-war-against-russia-and-against-donald-trump-video/

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  37. McCain for years has posed for photos next to a wide array of violent extremists
    http://www.voltairenet.org/article185085.html

    Who Then is Senator McCain?

    The McCain institute has also received lucrative donations
    from corporations with vested interests in the Middle East,
    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/05/25/john-mccain-saudi-paymasters.html

    On 20 August 2015, NATO’s Centre of Strategic Communication
    was inaugurated in Riga under the direction
    of Jānis Sārts,
    and in the presence of the director of a branch of the National Endowment for Democracy, John McCain (seen here in conversation with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė).

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article194344.html

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article192992.html

    America’s strategy during the cold war was based on a system of preferential relations with the key states to deter the Soviet Union. 
    In Asia, it was Japan and South Korea,
    in Europe – Germany and Italy,
    in Eurasia – Turkey, and in the Middle East – Israel.
    U.S. is looking forward to repeat that with Poland now. 

    https://eadaily.com/en/news/2016/06/24/poland-and-new-military-alliance-against-russia-in-central-and-eastern-europe


    At the close of the Cold War, the US sought to establish and maintain itself as the world’s sole superpower.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/syrias-war-was-only-the-beginning-of-a-broader-middle-east-war/5566077

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  38. http://demotivation.me/images/20140314/g63fo1s5l8s0.jpg

    look how close they put their country to our bases

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    1. 5 January 2017 This month, an additional 4,000 NATO forces are being deployed along Russia’s border in breach of the 1997 Russia-NATO Founding Act.

      http://www.globalresearch.ca/anti-russia-fake-news-campaign-rolled-out-across-europe-moscow-tagged-as-a-sponsor-of-isis-daesh/5566676

      http://www.mintpressnews.com/us-begins-amassing-troops-on-russias-border/223837/

      McCain and other top congressional leaders have pledged to press legislation on sanctions against Russia in addition to those announced by President Barack Obama last month.
      http://en.alalam.ir/news/1907097


      Top Recipients
      McCain, John
      http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000000175


      http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/05/25/john-mccain-saudi-paymasters.html

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  39. In 2013, possible military action against the Assad regime in Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons was rejected by MPs,

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-38415504
    Peter Ford said the UK had made matters worse by not putting troops on the ground and instead encouraging rebel groups to mount a doomed campaign.


    Kerry passed off old photo of dead victims of US war on Iraq
    as -- victims of Assad. Proves he is definitely FSA material! http://www.infowars.com/bombshell-kerry-caught-using-fake-photos-to-fuel-syrian-wa/
    http://www.progressivepress.com/blog/dirty-war-syria

    August 30, 2013 The Secretary of State announced the US will continue “negotiations” with Congress and the American people.

    The decision came after UK Parliament voted no to military action against Syria Thursday evening, refusing to accompany the US in a missile strike against the Middle Eastern nation.
    http://www.infowars.com/bombshell-kerry-caught-using-fake-photos-to-fuel-syrian-wa/

    In a highly classified 2013 assessment put together by the DIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS),
    an “all-source” appraisal which draws on information from signals, satellite, and human intelligence,
    it was concluded that the US program to arm the rebels quickly turned into a logistical operation
    for the entire opposition, including al-Nusra and ISIS.
    The so-called moderates had evaporated, “there was no viable ‘moderate’ opposition to Assad,” and “the US was arming extremists.”
    https://levantreport.com/2016/03/01/protecting-al-qaeda-guest-analysis-by-steven-chovanec/

    Yet, as Flynn stated previously, it was a “willful decision” for the administration “to do what they’re doing.”

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    1. Mon, Aug 27, 2012 Starting this August, the CIA and other US agencies have the President’s authorization to engage
      with the Free Syrian Army with the aim of ejecting Assad, meaning that the transactions are fully legitimized.
      http://orientalreview.org/2012/08/27/authors-and-producers-behind-the-blueprint-for-the-syrian-drama/

      By the time of the second presidential directive, as Hillary and Chris Stevens were working on support for Syria, Summer 2012,
      the radical Syrian opposition was embedded inside the FSA. Arguably in hindsight they were the majority element.
      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/11/10/the-benghazi-brief-3/

      Oct. 29th, 2012.
      British and American imperialists have been fostering Islamist extremism for over two centuries, since the founding of the Wahhabi-Saudi partnership, as has been documented by David Livingstone in Terrorism and the Illuminati and by Webster G. Tarpley in 9/11 Synthetic Terror. It is a potent mixture, with Arabia's oil wealth financing reactionary propaganda and ignorance. These dragon's seeds have raised a potentially immense new Mongol horde of ruthless, fanatical jihadis that might overwhelm any progressive or secular state in the region.
      http://www.progressivepress.com/blog/dirty-war-syria


      AUG. 29, 2014 John Kerry: The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition
      http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/30/opinion/john-kerry-the-threat-of-isis-demands-a-global-coalition.html?_r=0

      In September 2014, just prior to a United States military strike in Syria,
      the mainstream media began reporting on the Khorasan Group.
      Even close observers of the U.S. War on Terror were unaware such a group existed,
      let alone that it was so powerful as to “pose a more direct and imminent threat to the United States” than ISIS,
      as was attributed to anonymous U.S. government national security officials speaking to the Associated Press

      https://therearenosunglasses.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/united-states-re-packaged-al-qaeda-as-khorasan-group-to-sell-attack/


      “And yet,” Swann continued, “through 2016, weapons and funding from the West continued.” As recently as September, the Obama administration offered rocket launchers and other weaponry to rebel groups after the failure of one of several rounds of peace talks.

      http://www.mintpressnews.com/not-freedom-fighters-ben-swann-calls-us-funding-terrorists-syria-cbs/223584/

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  40. John Kerry pushed for intervention in Syria
    The audio was originally leaked to NY Times in late September.

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/leaked-audio-reveals-john-kerry-pushed-intervention-syria/
    CNN, which is the source ((http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/01/pol...)) for the audio posted here, has since chosen to remove it.


    In order to achieve this goal, the White House allowed the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group to rise.
    https://off-guardian.org/2017/01/06/leaked-john-kerry-audio-white-house-wanted-isis-to-rise-in-syria/


    09/19/2016
    https://twitter.com/Syricide/status/780046235906564097
    If the #OFAB detonated nothing would be left. If the OFAB did NOT detonate it would be intact.
    Conclusion: The tail section was planted. Therefore the attack was a false-flag attack, maybe a hoax.
    As the SARC team is still missing, they were most likely all massacred. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 16:04, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
    http://acloserlookonsyria.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Attack_on_Red_Crescent_convoy_in_Urm_al-Kubra

    A close examination of the photo allows to notice that the ‘OFAB’ worked so ‘unique’ that left only the stabilizer
    and no traces of debris on the walls after itself

    https://southfront.org/bellingcats-fake-photos-of-russian-or-syrian-attack-on-un-convoy-near-aleppo/


    Explosives in dud, near Khalid Bin Al Walid mosque to be reworked & returned! | 19 July 2013
    http://claysbeach.blogspot.com/2013_07_01_archive.html

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JBZCELocQtU/UencdyxfNaI/AAAAAAAAAjg/k4pN9-tqpIc/s640/unexplodedinkhalid.jpg



    Fsa propagandist showing the destroyed Khalid ibn al-Walid Mosque in HomsMar-28-2013
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0b4_1364486352
    not a round bomb crater on 0.008& wall blasted


    In relation to an earlier purported “massacre” in Homs,
    a Stratfor investigation found “no signs of a massacre”,
    concluding that “opposition forces have an interest in portraying an impending massacre,
    hoping to mimic the conditions that propelled a foreign military intervention in Libya”. [61]

    http://www.conflictsforum.org/2012/a-mistaken-case-for-syrian-regime-change/

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  41. October 7, 2016 US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for Russia and Syria to be investigated
    for war crimes.
    Kerry's charge comes on the same day that the Obama Administration has officially accused Russia of a series of cyber-attacks aimed at the US election process.

    “Last night the regime attacked yet another hospital and 20 people were killed and 100 people
    were injured,” Kerry said at a press conference following a meeting with French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, notes The Guardian. 
    “Russia and the regime owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals and medical facilities and women and children.”
    http://www.opposingviews.com/i/world/john-kerry-calls-russia-be-investigated-war-crimes

    John Kerry is not only the American Secretary of State, he’s also a top salesman for Raytheon
    http://theclusterproject.com/tag/raytheon/


    Friday, January 6, 2017 1:02 PM Kerry Blames Britain for Obama’s Refusal to Bomb Syria in 2013

    In a news conference meant to promote his four years as the top US diplomat, Kerry said Obama did not backtrack on his promise to bomb the Syrian government if it ever used chemical weapons.
    http://en.alalam.ir/news/1907589

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  42. 05/01/2017 Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister hints at a change in Syria policy
    "It is not right for us to impose any decision" on the Syrian people the Deputy Prime Minister said,
    hinting for the first time that Turkey had engaged in a flawed policy
    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-turkeys-deputy-prime-minister-hints-change-syria-policy/



    Since April 2016, US neoconservatives have been trying to change the status of Cyprus. It is for them both (1) to reunite the island (2) to deprive it of its army (3) but also to deploy the Turkish army under cover of NATO.
    The inevitable Victoria Nuland, who should have become Secretary of State if Hillary Clinton had been elected president, is maneuvering. This plan is supposed to tie Turkey to NATO and prevent its rapprochement with Russia.

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article194876.html


    06/05/2016 Second, the Cyprus conflict is one of the main factors affecting the EU-Turkey relations
    http://www.defenddemocracy.press/towards-regime-change-cyprus/

    Many of these Russian nationals and officials were friends of Cyprus, it noted.

    The resolution called on all parties involved in the Ukraine crisis to press on with efforts for a peaceful resolution and to fully implement the Minsk II agreement of February 12, 2015
    http://www.defenddemocracy.press/cyprus-rebels-anti-russian-sanctions/


    https://consortiumnews.com/2014/02/27/a-shadow-us-foreign-policy/
    Then, last December, Nuland, the wife of prominent neocon Robert Kagan, reminded Ukrainian business leaders that, to help Ukraine achieve “its European aspirations, we have invested more than $5 billion.”

    A second point left out of the Post’s editorial was the fact that Gershman took a personal hand in the Ukraine crisis
    and recognized it as an interim step toward regime change in Moscow.

    On Sept. 26, 2013, Gershman
    published an op-ed in the Washington Post that called 
    Ukraine “the biggest prize” and explained how pulling it into the Western camp could contribute to the ultimate defeat of Russian President Putin.
    http://www.defenddemocracy.press/russia-shut-ned-fronts/

    The comments from the Post readership on the article were largely critical of the author and also of NED itself.
    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/a-world-gone-mad/

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  43. October 8, 2016 Neocon, Carl Gershman At The NED, Calls For Putin Ouster
    http://investmentwatchblog.com/neocon-carl-gershman-at-the-ned-calls-for-putin-ouster/

    From the start, NED became a major benefactor for Freedom House
    http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/01/09/cias-hidden-hand-democracy-groups

    (..) in 2003, on its twentieth anniversary, NED drew up a political account of its action, evidencing that
    it has financed more than 6,000 political and social organizations in the world
    http://www.voltairenet.org/article192992.html

    http://tarpley.net/2011/03/15/behind-the-2011-orgy-of-destabilizations/
    For the CIA, an ideal outcome is one in which the existing nation states are torn apart by regionalism, ethnic strife, warlords, and social breakdown.

    With the end of the Cold War, neoconservatives at first advocated a reduced role for the U.S.,
    but this stance switched gradually to the view that U.S. interests required the vigorous promotion
    of democracy in the rest of the world.[126
    http://www.npiamerica.org/research/category/neoconservatism-as-a-jewish-movement

    Trump, in his bumbling way, tries to reference the real history to explain his contrarian views regarding Russia, Ukraine and NATO, but he is confronted by a solid wall of “group think” asserting only one acceptable way to see this complex crisis.
    http://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/the-danger-of-excessive-trump-bashing-by-robert-parry

    07/01/2017 With Trump’s victory, it has become the focus for a ferocious struggle
    within the ruling elite over foreign policy centred on the issue of what order the US should first aggressively escalate its diplomatic, economic and military offensive—against Russia or China.

    http://www.defenddemocracy.press/liberal-european-elites-for-authoritarianism-and-cold-war/

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  44. 05/01/2017 Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister hints at a change in Syria policy
    "It is not right for us to impose any decision" on the Syrian people the Deputy Prime Minister said,
    hinting for the first time that Turkey had engaged in a flawed policy
    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-turkeys-deputy-prime-minister-hints-change-syria-policy/


    Since April 2016, US neoconservatives have been trying to change the status of Cyprus. It is for them both (1) to reunite the island (2) to deprive it of its army (3) but also to deploy the Turkish army under cover of NATO. The inevitable Victoria Nuland, who should have become Secretary of State if Hillary Clinton had been elected president, is maneuvering. This plan is supposed to tie Turkey to NATO and prevent its rapprochement with Russia.
    http://www.voltairenet.org/article194876.html

    06/05/2016 Second, the Cyprus conflict is one of the main factors affecting the EU-Turkey relations
    http://www.defenddemocracy.press/towards-regime-change-cyprus/

    Many of these Russian nationals and officials were friends of Cyprus, it noted.
    The resolution called on all parties involved in the Ukraine crisis to press on with efforts for a peaceful resolution and to fully implement the Minsk II agreement of February 12, 2015
    http://www.defenddemocracy.press/cyprus-rebels-anti-russian-sanctions/

    https://consortiumnews.com/2014/02/27/a-shadow-us-foreign-policy/
    Then, last December, Nuland, the wife of prominent neocon Robert Kagan, reminded Ukrainian business leaders that, to help Ukraine achieve “its European aspirations, we have invested more than $5 billion.”

    A second point left out of the Post’s editorial was the fact that Gershman took a personal hand in the Ukraine crisis and recognized it as an interim step toward regime change in Moscow.
    On Sept. 26, 2013, Gershman
    published an op-ed in the Washington Post that called Ukraine “the biggest prize” and explained how pulling it into the Western camp could contribute to the ultimate defeat of Russian President Putin.
    http://www.defenddemocracy.press/russia-shut-ned-fronts/

    The comments from the Post readership on the article were largely critical of the author and also of NED itself.
    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/a-world-gone-mad/

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  45. If you haven't seen this yet it's sickening:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/georgwebb/videos

    Hard to believe the depth human non-beings will go to to destroy Countries for $$, oil & power!

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    1. I saw one of his videos and wasn't impressed. His presumptions went like: all Islamist rebels are ISIS, all CWs are sarin, all 'hell cannon' shells contain sarin, it came from Libya and ties in with all that, I was right about everything OMG I better sit down.' He seemed self-assured but not much wrapped-up with fact-checking.

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  46. https://levantreport.com/2015/07/20/important-dia-update-former-defense-intelligence-director-michael-flynn-comments-publicly-on-2012-dia-islamic-state-report/

    http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/islamischer-staat-us-geheimdienstpapier-ist-kein-terror-masterplan-a-1036118.html

    MY INITIAL REPORTING on the DIA memo that in 2012 predicts that the West would fuel the rise of “an Islamic State” in Syria caused enough of a global media stir that it prompted DIA Public Affairs to respond to my questions.
    But as Middle East Eye reported, the DIA’s response was disappointing yet still somewhat revealing:

    The confession of the criminal John Kerry
    http://www.voltairenet.org/article194952.html

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  47. THE FACT THAT THE US can find only 60 Syrian rebels to train is quite telling.
    https://levantreport.com/2015/07/16/guest-analysis-by-steven-chovanec-why-we-must-not-arm-even-one-more-syrian-rebel/


    FSA takes control of Menagh air base near Aleppo – Al Arabiya English
    Captured Syrian soldiers were beheaded on video by some of the ISIS fighters involved in the assault and the videos were posted on the internet.(Source)

    US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford meeting with
    Abdul Jabbar al Okaidi the leader of the FSA in Aleppo (he fled to Turkey long ago) Okaidi inside the Menagh Airbase
    upon it’s capture in August, 2013, the man alongside him is Abu Jandal al Masri,
    a mid ranking ISIS field commander (Source) and sectarian maniac.
    Abu Jandal al Masri threatens to “kill all the Alawites” at Menagh Airbase in 2013. The monster in action. Abu Jandal rants at the Menagh Airbase in August 2013.

    US Key Man in Syria Worked Closely with ISIL and Jabhat al-Nusra

    https://crimesofempire.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/okaidi_with_robert_s_ford_us_ambassador_and_coordinator_for_fsa.jpg

    US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford meeting with Abdul Jabbar al Okaidi the leader of the FSA in Aleppo

    https://crimesofempire.com/tag/menagh-airbase/


    https://crimesofempire.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/vlcsnap-2016-02-15-07h27m23s119.png?w=975&h=549
    Okaidi inside the Menagh Airbase upon it’s capture in August, 2013, the man alongside him is
    Abu Jandal al Masri, a mid ranking ISIS field commander (Source) and sectarian maniac.

    In late April, nsnbc reported that insurgents, including Jabhat al-Nusrah fighters, were fighting side by side with Turkish troops and pilots in an attack on the Minnegh airfield

    http://williambowles.info/2013/11/03/bandar-and-hariri-implicated-in-khan-al-assal-chemical-weapons-attack-by-christof-lehmann/




    23/01/2017 ISIS has replaced Syrian terrorists with foreign jihadists in positions of power in Raqqa Governorate.

    Abu Saraqeb al-Maghribi, a Moroccan, is now the new Head of Security in Tabqa city in Raqqa Governorate, an informed source told ARA News. Tabqa city is under threat of facing an assault from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. Al-Maghribi was promoted after the Syrian head of security in Tabqa was arrested by ISIS on corruption charges, ARA News claimed.

    An Egyptian, known as Abu Jandal al-Masri,
    is now the Chief of Information in Raqqa, who has replaced the Syrian jihadist Abu Ahmed al-Souri at the supposed request of the ISIS supreme leader al-Baghdadi.

    Furthermore, the group has replaced another Syrian official with an Algerian, called Abu Muhammad al-Jazrawi. Al-Jazrawi was named as Chief of Hisba – or Islamic Police, the Ara News report continued.
    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/isis-replaces-syrian-leadership-foreigners-raqqa/

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  48. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/01/21/breaking-us-wont-send-delegation-to-syria-talks-in-astana-kazakhstan-us-state-dept/
    The US will not send a special delegation to the Syria talks, which are due to be held in the Kazakhstan capital, Astana on January 23, according to the US State Department. Instead, the US will be represented by its ambassador to Kazakhstan.

    Kurdish politician and PYD co-Chair Salih Muslim told ARA News that “the SDF is one of the critical players,”

    2014 the leader of the Kurdish PYD, Salih Muslim, meeting Turkish military intel and asking for help.
    http://orientalreview.org/2014/10/21/a-caliph-in-a-wilderness-of-mirrors/

    http://gffreepages.blogspot.com/2016/09/thierry-meyssan-kurdistan-project.html


    Turkish AKP MP Samil Tayyar Compares NATO with ISIL, the PKK and FETÖ
    http://nsnbc.me/2017/01/23/turkish-akp-mp-samil-tayyar-compares-nato-with-isil-the-pkk-and-feto/


    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/timeline-syria-peace-talks-held-astana/
    23/01/2017 The opposition delegation, which arrived in Astana on Sunday, is made up of about a dozen rebel figures led by Mohammad Alloush of the powerful Army of Islam rebel group.

    The Syrian government has sent its U.N. ambassador, Bashar Ja'afari, and military delegates.

    Lavrov said at a news conference on Monday in Moscow that Russia is "glad these talks started today, despite predictions and attempts to hamper" them.

    He says the U.N. envoy, Staffan de Mistura, will have the support of the Iranian delegation in contacts with Syrian government representatives while the Turkish delegation will be helping de Mistura reach out to the rebels attending the talks in the Kazakh capital, Astana.

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  49. January 24, 2017 Jabhat Fateh al-Sham launches mass assault on groups supporting negotiations with government in Astana

    Syria’s former al-Qaeda affiliate on Tuesday launched major co-ordinated assaults on Free Syrian Army groups in northwestern Syria
    as FSA representatives attended peace talks in Kazakhstan.

    Reports suggest mass assaults by members of
    Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS)
    on FSA factions around Idlib and Aleppo province.
    Heavy artillery, suicide bombs and even attacks on internet access in Idlib were reported on Twitter, suggesting JFS was executing a planned strategy across a wide front.

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitor, said the clashes began early in the day with an attack by JFS on a base belonging to the Jaish al-Mujahideen faction of the FSA.
    That attack prompted further clashes along the border between Idlib province and northern Aleppo province.

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/01/24/syrian-rebel-alliances-shatter-as-former-al-qaeda-group-attacks-fsa/




    The White Helmets is on the #OscarNoms list for Best Documentary.
    https://twitter.com/ajplus/status/823934697201758208


    white helmets al nusra
    http://eng.kurdistan-insider.com/truth-about-syrian-white-helmets/


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKsDwdMJwAs

    white helmets aleppo

    https://www.davidicke.com/article/400976/syrias-white-helmets-al-qaedas-civil-defence




    Abdul Kareem told Gorani, "I don't think that anybody here is happy with the way things have turned out."

    He also claimed civilians do not want to go to government-held western Aleppo.

    In reality, many interviews with former residents of eastern Aleppo who escaped
    to the government-controlled western side revealed that rebels shot at them

    http://www.alternet.org/world/prominent-us-journalist-syria-serves-mouthpiece-violent-extremists

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