France will not send ground troops to fight Daesh

French Prime Minister,  Manuel Valls

French Prime Minister,  Manuel Valls

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said that his country will not send ground forces to fight Daesh in Syria and Iraq, Anadolu reported yesterday.

Speaking to the French parliament before a vote on the extension of French aerial operations in Syrian and Iraq, Valls reiterated the importance to support Kurdish and moderate Syrian opposition groups in their ground operations against Daesh.

Valls rejected the proposal of former French Prime Minister and current head of the French Republican Party François Fillon to support Hezbollah and Syrian regime forces against Daesh.

“It is important to support our aerial operations by supporting the local Syrian forces on the ground,” Valls said. “In this regard, we have to support the Kurds and the moderate Syrian opposition. We have to give them the needed ammunition.”

He added: “Taking part in the ground operations is illogical and fruitless.”

France has doubled its aerial operations in Syria in the wake of the Paris attacks that took place on 13 November and claimed the lives of 130 people, including dispatched aircraft carriers to the Mediterranean to launch attacks on Daesh targets.


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Abbas described as a ‘precious coin’ by IDF officer

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A senior officer in the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) has described Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as a “precious coin” because he helps to quash resistance to the occupation, it has been reported in the Israeli media.

According to the Palestinian Safa news agency, which translates Hebrew language reports, the officer made his comment when addressing military correspondents in an IDF base on Tuesday. He pointed out that the army is considering and recommending a number of measures to ease the difficulties facing Palestinians in daily life, as well as some to bolster the power of the PA security services in the occupied West Bank.

Among the measures said to be taken, claim both Safa and the Times of Israel, is that Israel would allow the PA to get more arms for its huge security services (the PA has at least 70,000 security officers at its disposal), release Palestinian prisoners, grant more work permits to Palestinian workers and facilitate the passage of commercial goods to the West Bank. Such measures, the Israeli officer expects, will help to de-escalate the tension in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. He acknowledged the existing efforts by the PA to deter the Palestinian resistance.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, however, denied that Israel would take such measures and stressed that Palestinians have to calm down “violence” before any Israeli easing of the effects of the occupation.


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Russia increases attacks on Aleppo and Latakia districts

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Russian aircraft have increased their strikes against the districts around Aleppo and Latakia in the north of Syria, Palestinian newspaper Al-Resalah reported on Wednesday. The strikes took place during clashes between forces loyal to the Bashar Al-Assad regime and Syrian opposition groups.

According to Al-Jazeera correspondent in Latakia Suhaib Al-Khalaf, the Russian air force and regime artillery targeted the areas in question simultaneously. The Assad forces attempted to advance from the side of Al-Nabi Younis mountain towards the areas controlled by the opposition ahead of encircling the city of Salma, explained Al-Khalaf. It is the most prominent stronghold of the opposition.

Meanwhile, a Turkman official said that Russian warships stationed in the Mediterranean targeted the area where the Russian jet fighter brought down by Turkey earlier this week crashed. Local sources reported casualties among civilians and said that a neighbourhood in the village of Attirah was completely destroyed.

The sources reported concerns that Russian and Assad regime missiles could hit the border between Syria and Turkey, which is densely populated. The number of people living along the border has increased due to the internal displacement of Syrians.


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French air force ‘kills 12 children in attack on Iraqi school’

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French fighter airforce jet

An Iraqi military source in Nineveh province announced on Wednesday that 28 children have been killed by a French air force attack on a primary school near the city of Mosul.

“The French aircraft bombed Fatima Zahra Primary School on Wednesday,” explained Brigadier-General Thanon Sabawi. “The attack killed 28 children and wounded five others.”

The victims, he said, were taken to local hospitals. Confirmation is still awaited from the health authorities in Mosul.


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Karen AbuZayd: ‘No one wants to be a refugee’

Karen AbuZayd at the award ceremony for the Palestine Book Awards 2015

Karen AbuZayd at the award ceremony for the Palestine Book Awards 2015EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

In the media frenzy surrounding the escalating refugee crisis in Europe, and particularly in the wake of the Paris attacks on 13 November in which there have been hints that one of the perpetrators may have possessed a Syrian passport, it is often all too easy to forget the very real and harrowing circumstances that have brought so many Syrians to Europe’s gates. Fleeing war, destruction and chaos, the hundreds of thousands of people clamouring for asylum and humanitarian aid have too often been portrayed as terrifying “swarms” or calculated migrants rather than those who have simply no other place to go.

“No one wants to be a refugee,” says former Commissioner-General of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Karen Koning AbuZayd, “these people come here because they have to.”

AbuZayd, who is in London to give the keynote speech at the fourth annual Palestine Book Awards, also spent 19 years working with Palestinian refugees with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), including ten years based in their headquarters in Gaza. Now, she serves part of the UN-headed Independent International Commission Inquiry on Syria, set up in 2011 to seek a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict.

With such a professional pedigree, and a wealth of personal experience working with refugees and on refugee issues, AbuZayd is able to bring much-needed clarity to the occasionally hysterical media and international discourse on the current refugee crisis, especially when it comes to highlighting the political reasons behind the current exodus of Syrians.

“There’s no solution to the refugees until there’s a solution to the Syrian conflict,” she tells me. “We need inclusive negotiations that include everyone; to take it slowly and work together on the problems that have to be solved to put the country back together.”

For this reason, AbuZayd is cautiously optimistic about the recent Vienna peace talks between various parties to the conflict, especially the involvement of Iran, although she is wary of the fact that the talks did not include the Syrian regime or opposition members.

“There has to be a Syrian-led solution,” she stresses. “If you won’t include [Bashar Al-]Assad and you won’t include Iran then there won’t be a solution.”

However, she also warns against the popular Syrian opposition view that simply removing Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad will end the crisis: “The whole idea of Al-Assad stepping down being the solution is misguided. There’s a whole structure that’s in place that won’t be dismantled. We knew from the start that this would be a long conflict and that it wouldn’t be solved militarily.”

While AbuZayd is keen to stress the need for a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict, not just to bring peace to the country but also to potentially stem the flow of refugees fleeing war-torn cities and villages, she is also wary of the “great entanglement”, as she calls it, of foreign and Western powers in the Syrian arena.

“There’s just too much interference,” she laments. “Not just from Iran and Hezbollah but also from the Gulf Arabs too who have been pouring money into [Syria].”

It is these Gulf Arabs, who she refers to as “a poisonous lot”, who are ultimately behind the rise of extremist organisations such as Daesh, although she acknowledges that the present incarnation of the terrorist group may have exceeded the expectations and desires of its original Gulf backers. The presence and strength of Daesh, too, makes the prospects of a military incursion all the more troubling, especially now that Russia “has created more chaos” by conducting air raids over parts of the country. “Daesh aren’t going to disappear,” says AbuZayd, “they’re like a Hydra that if you cut off the head then there’ll be many more.”

Ultimately, AbuZayd reflects that she is “not at all hopeful” for a swift and clean solution to the Syrian crisis, and that the after-shocks of the current situation in countries such as Syria and Iraq could have devastating consequences for the Middle East as a whole. As she understands it, the fundamental problem in the region is the presence of Israel, which is able to capitalise on its close relations with Western allies to pursue its own agenda in destabilising its Arab neighbours: “Israel’s behind all of this,” she affirms. “That’s what they want; to break up the Arab world and take more control.”

A pessimistic outlook indeed, but one that is perhaps not entirely unfounded. “If I were younger maybe I’d have more hope,” AbyZayd sighs, but she no longer harbours much optimism about the possibility of returning Syria to the multicultural and multi-ethnic secular country it was before the war. “That was the beauty of Syria, its secularism and its tolerance. It was beautiful and sophisticated and kind, even under the dictatorship.”

Now, however, even the opposition factions are dominated by Islamists, echoing a trend that has swept across the Arab world in recent years, from the rise of Hamas in Gaza, to the Ennahda Party in Tunisia and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Indeed, part of the current problem in the region as she sees it is the utter failure of the secular left to build an alternative narrative to that of the Islamists, which has resulted in many leftists and secularists in countries such as Egypt advocating for equally repressive regimes. In her words, “the secularists in Egypt support [Abdel Fatah Al-]Sisi because they are so afraid of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

It is this spectre of Islamism, and the failure of the left to combat it, that will continue to haunt the region for many decades to come; especially in the wake of rising Islamophobia in the Western world. “I like to tell people I’m a Muslim just to shock them,” says AbuZayd, whose late husband was Palestinian. “There needs to be much more cross-cultural understanding in the world.”

Here, too, her message resonates with the current plight of Syrian refugees in Europe, where the right-wing and populist press has taken great pains to demonise ordinary Muslim families and hold up the actions of extremist groups and individuals as emblematic of Muslims worldwide. Perhaps, as AbuZayd says, there will only be a solution to the refugee issue when there is a political solution to the Syrian crisis; but perhaps, too, the issues raised by the influx of Muslim civilians on the borders of European countries run much deeper than politics alone can ever resolve.

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Why Is DHS Buying Up All the Food? Is This the Last Thanksgiving?

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"If the American people only knew that this was there last Thanksgiving".

I  sincerely hope your family has a blessed  Thanksgiving, complete with all the turkey, stuffing  and pumpkin pie that you could eat. May you enjoy fellowship with those who are dearest to us.

If you are one of the remaining Americans who has a enough to eat, count your blessings! We Americans may not have many Thanksgivings left to celebrate under the Red, White and Blue!

Disturbing Developments

In recent years the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been regionalizing disaster supplies and rapidly procuring hundreds of millions of ready-to-eat meals, blankets, and body bags. Combined with the DHS’ suspiciously massive purchases of ammunition, one has to ask why are the Feds doing this?

In fact, the government has been buying so many supplies and in such large amounts that shortages have affected the world’s leading manufacturers to the point they’ve been forced to suspend shipments to retail customers of survival foods and ammunition.

Why is the Obama administration engaged in this behavior? There can only be one answer. This administration intends to use food as a weapon in order to force compliance in the coming marital law which will be perpetrated by a series of false flag terror attacks similar to what just occured in Paris.

Obama does not have far to go bring America to its knees when it comes to food vulnerability. America is already in a great deal of danger as a result of food shortages which are manifesting in certain segments of our society.

A Nation of Plenty, Sort of….

hunger_in_america__by_poasterchild-d4xargcAs you prepared your feast, did you think about the fact that we in America throw away more food than many countries have an opportunity to eat? As you pulled your chair up to your Thanksgiving table, did you think about the fact that half the world goes to bed hungry? America has its shame in this area as well.

Since the end of WWII, most Americans have been blessed with plenty to eat, so much so, that we simply take our overflowing of Thanksgiving blessings for granted.

thanksgiving footballIf you think an 800 number begging you to feed a hungry child is going to appear, you would be mistaken. However, there are people, who have power over us, who would like to make this the last Thanksgiving that America will celebrate as a Constitutional Republic. and to some extent, America is extremely vulnerable to being starved into submission by the bankers as a means of political control. As your family has the Thanksgiving football games on TV today, and you are bombarded by messages of “love your veterans” and aren’t we lucky to live in a land with such blessings, please consider the message of the picture contained in this graphic, or note the statistic listed below in relation to our land of plenty.


“Happy Thanksgiving! We Are Halfway To Being Starved Into Submission”


A Global Awakening

Brzezinski, one of the most hated and well-known globalists, recently lamented that there is a global awakening to the source of the tyranny on this planet and that “they” must accelerate their timetable for the completion of a global takeover. And the full-court press has subsequently been placed on humanity as we are under assault in ways never witnessed before.

One of the most popular methods of subjugation has to do with controlling who eats and who dies. Historically, food has been one of the most effective tools of subjugation.

Today as we contemplate our good fortune with our full plates and full bellies, wouldn’t it be ironic if we had to contemplate a future where millions were kept on the edge of starvation as a means of political control? Of course this could never happen in America, could it? Few people know that seven million Americans starved to death during the Great Depression in what could be called the Great American Holodomor.

The Historical Precedent of Subjugating Through Starvation

The lessons of history clearly demonstrate that dictatorial regimes, whether they be Socialists, Communists, and Marxists will not hesitate to use food as a weapon against their own people in order to solidify power and impose absolute autocratic control. Food can be withheld from the masses by preventing it from being grown and harvested, by contaminating it and rendering it unfit for human consumption or by simply preventing food from being distributed to a targeted population.

The two most notable examples of dictators using food as a weapon in order to destroy the free will of their people comes from the regimes of Stalin and Hitler.

Josef Stalin engaged in his own Soviet style Holocaust when, in 1932 and 1933, and estimated six to 20 million people in the Ukraine died from starvation when Stalin implemented his prescription of “hope and change” policies in order to eliminate the Ukrainian’s desire for becoming their own nation-state.

Upon assuming power, the Stalinist Communist regime rapidly nationalized the food industry and forced all of the region’s farms into collectives. Thus, Stalin’s version of the Holocaust came to fruition in what history has dubbed, the “Holdomor,” in which millions perished in only a two year period when the Soviet government began to exterminate the Ukrainian population by taking control of food and food production.

Hitler proclaimed that food could be used as a tool “…to discipline the masses” and he did not hesitate to use the control of food as a type of carrot and stick in which he would reward accomplishment and punish failure as well as to ferment preferential class distinctions in which his armed forces received the largest food ration cards. Skilled workers who were engaged in industries critical to the building of the German war machine, received food ration cards which were slightly less in value. And, finally, the prisoners and the Jews received the lowest valued Nazi food ration cards. Food ration cards were also utilized as incentives to increase industrial production and were also increased in value when productive Nazi workers would be promoted. Food ration cards were diminished in value for the failure to meet Nazi production goals. Hitler’s use of what psychologists refer to as classical conditioning techniques reduced the will of the German population to a pack of Pavlovian dogs who were conditioned to be totally dependent upon the government for their survival. WITH OVER 50 MILLION AMERICANS ON FOOD STAMPS, UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, THE POTENTIAL FOR HISTORY TO REPEAT ITSELF IS INDEED REAL!

Most recently, Somalia thug, Farah Aideed, systematically starved his people into submission as a brutal civil war raged in both Darfur and Rwanda where the Islamic regimes sought the annihilation of ‘infidels’ and the use of food was one of the primary weapons designed to force compliance. And of course, Pol Pot, Castro and Mao all used food deprivation to quarantine their political opposition and exact absolute allegiance to their respective dictatorial regimes.

It is safe to say that the aforementioned dictators did not rule over countries that enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast similar to what you and I are enjoying today.


The US Government and Its Mass Starvation Policies

food is not a weaponThe use of food by the U.S. government has been a matter of official U.S. governmental covert policy since 1974-1975.

In December, 1974, National Security Council directed by Henry Kissinger completed a classified study entitled, “National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests.” The study was based upon the unproven claims that population growth in Lesser Developed Countries (LDC) constituted a serious risk to America’s national security.

In November 1975 President Ford, based upon the tenets of NSSM 200 outlined a classified plan to forcibly reduce population growth in LDC countries through birth control, war and famine. Ford’s new national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft, in conjunction with CIA  Director, George H. W. Bush, were tasked with implementing the plan and the secretaries of state, treasury, defense, and agriculture assisted in the implementation of these insane genocidal plans.

NSSM 200 formally raised the question, “Would food be considered an instrument of national power? … Is the U.S. prepared to accept food rationing to help people who can’t/won’t control their population growth?” Kissinger has answered these questions when he stated that he was predicting a series of contrived famines, created by mandatory programs and this would make exclusive reliance on birth control programs unnecessary in this modern day application of eugenics in a scheme that would allow Henry to have his cake and eat it too in that the world would finally be rid of the “useless eaters!”

Third world population control, using food as one of the primary weapons, has long been a matter of official covert national policy and a portion of President Obama’s Executive Order 13603 (EO), National Defense Resources Preparedness is a continuation of that policy. Only now, the intended target are not the LDC’s but, instead, the American people and after Obama declares martial law, food will undoubtedly be used to subjugate the more resistant regions of our country.

Could Obama Become the Next Stalin?

The potential for the extreme events in Ferguson spreading across the country are real. If the country was to go into martial law Obama-destruction121
lockdown, would food be used by this administration to control the population?

On the surface, it seems unlikely that any US president would ever starve any segment of the American people to death. However, when one considers the implications of Obama’s EO 13603, there can be no doubt that Obama would not hesitate to make this Thanksgiving, the last Thanksgiving, if not, why else would Obama have created the executive order.

Obama has total and absolute control over all food where his EO states:

e)  “Food resources” means all commodities and products, (simple, mixed, or compound), or complements to such commodities or products, that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals, irrespective of other uses to which such commodities or products may be put, at all stages of processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for human or animal consumption.  “Food resources” also means potable water packaged in commercially marketable containers, all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils, seed, cotton, hemp, and flax fiber, but does not mean any such material after it loses its identity as an agricultural commodity or agricultural product.

(f)  “Food resource facilities” means plants, machinery, vehicles (including on farm), and other facilities required for the production, processing, distribution, and storage (including cold storage) of food resources, and for the domestic distribution of farm equipment and fertilizer…”

This unconstitutional EO is particularly disturbing in that it clearly states that the government has control over anything that is “capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals…”  If you thought that you and your loyal dog, Fido, were going to get through the coming food crisis by storing and consuming dog food, think again.

How will farmers maintain the nation’s food supply when all fertilizer, their farm equipment and all of their vehicles are under the control of this sociopathic  President or the next power-hungry President?

The term “all food storage facilities” includes your refrigerator, your pantry and even the very food in your cabinets as well as what is on your kitchen table. In short, anywhere you keep food is now under the control of the government and can be redistributed.

Planned Starvation In Modern Day America

Were you scratching your head in bewilderment as you watched a couple of years back,  on the news, as the Amish have had their farms raided, raw milk producers have been jailed and the kids running lemonade stands have been shut down and ticketed? Now you know why these abuses are being perpetrated by the government in that it represents a mere conditioning process designed to get all U.S. citizens used to the idea that the government owns all food and food production.

The most clever aspect of this EO is that no Hegelian Dialectic (i.e., false flag event) is needed as a pretense to seize food and imperil survivability. Section 201(b) of the Obama EO clearly states that this EO is enforceable under both “emergency and non-emergency conditions.”


fema home away from homeIn an interesting footnote in history, Hitler used the Jews as forced labor as he systematically starved them to death in several of the labor death camps. What is to preventREX 84 or PDD 51 from being carried out on American soil. After all, EO 13603 calls for civilian conscription, under the Department of the Labor, without compensation!

Is Obama setting the table to take his place among Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Castro and Mao as another despot in the long line of tyrannical leaders who would grant themselves the authority to subjugate the masses by using food as a weapon after declaring martial law? Americans desperately need to look at history in order to understand what happens every time the people of a government allows the government to control its food supplies and farms.


I sincerely hope that you will enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner, because if Obama does decide to implement EO 13603, today’s Thanksgiving dinner, could become known as ” The Last Thanksgiving Dinner”.


Don't wait for the collapse of the dollar because it will be too late.

Don’t wait for the collapse of the dollar because it will be too late.


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NEO – Tracking ISIS to DC’s Doorsteps – Veterans Today

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… by  Ulson Gunnar,   … with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow


American proxies executing children ... in "pursuit of our interests"

American proxies executing children … in “pursuit of our interests”

[ Editor’s note: The US Coalition theoretically against ISIL is heading toward being a bigger hoax than the Iran nuclear weapons program. For heaven’s sake, even mainstream media has exposed it, yet it remains the elephant in the living room that nobody sees in terms of anyone being held accountable for any of it, other than throwaway target-practice jihadis.

NEO’s writing stable has been a great source of retrospective reviews on the history of all this. Ulson Gunnar gives us a great example of that work below.

VT and NEO have had a wonderful partnership, and both of us have expanded our readership and international coverage as a result. We are taking on corporate media in their front yard.

The Madison Avenue crowd always bets on the short attention span of the public, and that no matter how angry they are about something, they will forget about it or refocus on a new topic to be angry about.

The mother of all examples of this was 9-11, the obvious hoax of a commission we had, rigged from day one by the elimination of any testimony under oath. Not a single American institution raised holy hell about that fraud in progress. It was like a mass hypnosis.

Those of us who have live in the real world of what these monsters are capable of knew that if “they” got away scot free with 9-11, there would be nothing they would fear doing in the future.

And who would have thought that the young black Senator in his first term would become president, receive an affirmative action Nobel Peace Prize (No, I am not a meanie…he just didn’t earn it), and not lift a finger to go after the real perps of 9-11, and earn himself a slot in history that would be honored for hundreds of years?

Obama missed his big chance in not taking on the real 9-11 perps...and making history

Obama missed his big chance in not taking on the real 9-11 perps…and making history

And then we had Obama the terror-meister throw us for a loop with his battle against the dark forces to put the Iran nuclear fraud to bed, while replacing it with the Ukraine one and insisting that US state-sponsored terrorism against Syria was a justifiable foreign policy.

The court jesters were not done messing with us on that. Around the corner, barreling down the road comes Putin and company representing the “World’s progressive movement” in terms of leadership and multipolar vision of the New World Order, which to the US gangsterites was like pulling a cross out in front of a vampire.

Sometimes I think I am living in the middle of a B-grade Hollywood thriller, but this is really happening. The US response to the success of the Russian-Syrian anti-terrorism counter offensive had the President, Secretary of State and Pentagon chief try to tell us that “Russia was destabilizing Syria”.

You just can’t make this stuff up. It’s unbelievable, yet millions of people lap it up… no shame, no embarrassment, many of them upstanding citizens. The psyops people have been winning, but not against Iran, China, Syria, Donbass, and the Russians… and some of us in Alternative Media.

May the angels smile upon and protect us as we honor the Russian SU-24 pilot who was the first Russian to die in the air campaign. He was fortunate to have his navigator live to tell their story and rub it in the face of Turkish state-sponsored terrorism. He will be honored by all honorable veterans, as they are our brothers in arms… Jim W. Dean ]


 – First published  …  November 23, 2015 –


The problem with America’s “anti-ISIS coalition” is not a matter of poor planning or a lack of resources. It is not a matter of lacking leadership or military might. The problem with America’s “anti-ISIS coalition” is that it never existed in the first place.

There is no US-led war on ISIS, and what’s worse, it appears that the US, through all of its allies, from across the Persian Gulf to Eastern Europe and even within Washington itself, are involved in feeding ISIS, not fighting it.

Going from Syria itself, outward according to geographical proximity, we can trace ISIS’ support all the way back to Washington itself. And as we do, efforts like the “talks” in Vienna, and all the non-solutions proposed by the US and its allies, appear ever more absurd while the US itself is revealed not as a stabilizing force in a chaotic world, but rather the very source of that chaos.

In Syria

Has the CIA once again become a threat to America's future?

Has the CIA once again become a threat to America’s future?

Within Syria itself, it is no secret that the US’ CIA is arming, training, funding and equipping militant groups, groups the US now claims Russia is bombing instead of “ISIS.”

However, upon reading carefully any report out of newspapers in the US or its allies it becomes clear that these “rebels” always seem to be within arms reach of listed terrorist organizations, including Jabhat al Nusra.

Al Nusra is literally Al Qaeda in Syria. Not only that, it is the terrorist organization from which ISIS allegedly split from. And while the US has tried to add in a layer of extra plausible deniability to its story by claiming Nusra and ISIS are at odds with one another, the fact is Nusra and ISIS still fight together on the same battlefield toward the same objectives.

And while we’ll get to who is propping up these two terrorist groups beyond Syria’s borders, it should be noted that the US and European media itself has reported a steady flow of weapons and fighters out from its own backed “rebel” groups and into the ranks of Nusra and ISIS.

Articles like Reuters’ “U.S.-trained Syrian rebels gave equipment to Nusra: U.S. military give at least one explanation as to where ISIS is getting all of its brand new Toyota trucks from:

Syrian rebels trained by the United States gave some of their equipment to the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in exchange for safe passage, a U.S. military spokesman said on Friday, the latest blow to a troubled U.S. effort to train local partners to fight Islamic State militants. 

The rebels surrendered six pick-up trucks and some ammunition, or about one-quarter of their issued equipment, to a suspected Nusra intermediary on Sept. 21-22 in exchange for safe passage, said Colonel Patrick Ryder, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, in a statement.  

Before this, defections of up to 3,000 so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) “rebels” had been reported, even by the London Guardian which claimed in its article “Free Syrian Army rebels defect to Islamist group Jabhat al-Nusra” that:

Abu Ahmed and others say the FSA has lost fighters to al-Nusra in Aleppo, Hama, Idlib and Deir al-Zor and the Damascus region. Ala’a al-Basha, commander of the Sayyida Aisha brigade, warned the FSA chief of staff, General Salim Idriss, about the issue last month. Basha said 3,000 FSA men have joined al-Nusra in the last few months, mainly because of a lack of weapons and ammunition. FSA fighters in the Banias area were threatening to leave because they did not have the firepower to stop the massacre in Bayda, he said. Advertisement 

The FSA’s Ahrar al-Shimal brigade joined al-Nusra en masse while the Sufiyan al-Thawri brigade in Idlib lost 65 of its fighters to al-Nusra a few months ago for lack of weapons. According to one estimate the FSA has lost a quarter of all its fighters. 

Al-Nusra has members serving undercover with FSA units so they can spot potential recruits, according to Abu Hassan of the FSA’s al-Tawhid Lions brigade.

Taken together, it is clear to anyone that even at face value the US strategy of arming “moderate rebels” is a complete failure and that to continue proposing such a failed strategy is basically an admission that (in fact) the US seeks to put weapons and trained fighters directly into the ranks of Al Nusra and other hardcore terrorist groups.

Of course, in reality, that was the plan all along. So even before our journey leaves Syria, we see how the US is feeding, not fighting terrorism, completely and intentionally.



And of course, before many of the fighters even reach the battlefield in Syria, they have spent time training, arming up and staging in Turkey and Jordan.

There has been a lot of talk in Washington, London and Brussels about establishing safe havens in Syria itself for this army of rebel-terrorists, but in reality, Turkey and Jordan have served this purpose since the war began in 2011.  All the US and its allies want to do now is extend these safe havens deeper into Syrian territory.

But before that, a steady stream of supplies, weapons and fighters have been pouring over the border, provided by the Persian Gulf monarchies (Saudi Arabia and Qatar in particular) and with the explicit complicity of the Turkish government.

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle videotaped hundreds of trucks pouring over the Turkish border, bound for ISIS in Syria as part of its story, “ISIS and Turkey’s porous borders” (video here). It was not a scene one would describe as “smuggling” behind the back of Turkish authorities, but rather a scene reminiscent of the Iraq War where fleets of trucks openly supported the full-scale invasion of Iraq by America’s military.

Turkey’s borders aren’t merely porous, they are wide open, with the Turkish government itself clearly involved in filling up the fleets of supply trucks bound for ISIS on a daily basis.

In recent days, as Russia has begun decimating fleets of these trucks, and in particular, oil tankers that, instead of bringing supplies into Syria, are stealing oil for export beyond Syria’s borders, there has been talk about just who this oil is being sold to. Turkey’s name comes up yet again.

Business Insider in its article “Here’s How ISIS Keeps Selling So Much Oil Even While Being Bombed And Banned By The West” reveals:

Most of the oil is bought by local traders and covers the domestic needs of rebel-held areas in northern Syria. But some low-quality crude has been smuggled to Turkey where prices of over $350 a barrel, three times the local rate, have nurtured a lucrative cross-border trade.

And if some readers don’t find the argument that ISIS sustains itself from within Turkish territory entirely convincing, perhaps a direct admission from the US State Department itself might help. Its Voice of America media network recently reported in an article titled “US, Turkey Poised for Joint Anti-ISIS Operation, Despite Differences” that:

Some have even suspected the Turkish government of cooperating with IS, making allegations that range from weapons transfers to logistical support to financial assistance and the provision of medical services. The Cumhuriyet daily this week published stories that alleged Turkish Intelligence was working hand-in-hand with IS. A former IS spy chief told the paper that during the siege of the Syrian city of Kobani last year, Turkish Intelligence served McDonald’s hamburgers to IS fighters brought in from Turkey. 

Some analysts say the pending border operation could help silence some of the criticism.

That the US is still working openly with Turkey despite increasing evidence that Turkey itself is sustaining ISIS in Syria, indicates that the US itself is also interested in perpetuating the terrorist group’s activities for as long as possible/plausible.

Eastern Europe


Those nations in Eastern Europe who have either joined NATO or now aspire to, also appear to be directly involved.

The large torrent of weapons needed to sustain ISIS’ terrorism within Syria cannot, as a matter of managing public perception, appear to be coming entirely from US arsenals themselves (though hundreds of TOW missile systems and M16s do regularly show up in the hands of Nusra, ISIS and other terrorists organizations).

Instead, Soviet bloc weapons are needed and to get them, the US has tapped NATO members like Croatia and aspiring NATO member Ukraine to help arm its ISIS legions.

In 2013 it was revealed by the New York Times in their article Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With Aid From C.I.A. that:

Although rebel commanders and the data indicate that Qatar and Saudi Arabia had been shipping military materials via Turkey to the opposition since early and late 2012, respectively, a major hurdle was removed late last fall after the Turkish government agreed to allow the pace of air shipments to accelerate, officials said. 

Simultaneously, arms and equipment were being purchased by Saudi Arabia in Croatia and flown to Jordan on Jordanian cargo planes for rebels working in southern Syria and for retransfer to Turkey for rebels groups operating from there, several officials said.

One wonders how many of these weapons “coincidentally” ended up in Nusra or ISIS’ hands.

More recently, the NATO-installed junta in Ukraine has been implicated not in supplying weapons to ISIS by proxy, but supplying them to ISIS much more directly after a high-profile bust was made in Kuwait implicating Kiev.
International Business Times reported in its article “Ukraine Weapons To ISIS? Kiev Denies Charge After Islamic State Terrorists Caught In Kuwait” that:

The Ukrainian military has denied knowledge of how its weapons made it into the hands of Islamic State group terrorists. Lebanese citizen Osama Khayat, who was arrested this week in Kuwait with other suspects, said he purchased arms in Ukraine that were meant to be delivered to the militant group in Syria via smuggling routes in Turkey.

Perhaps readers notice a pattern. Washington is using its vast global network and allies to arm and fund terrorists in Syria, supported by massive logistical networks flowing through Turkey and to a lesser extent, Jordan.

Everyone from America’s allies in Kiev and Zagreb, to Riyad and Doha, to Ankara and Amman are involved, which goes far in explaining just how ISIS got so powerful, and why it still remains so powerful despite its widening war on what appears to be the entire world.

The United States 

McCain with US-sponsored terrorists in Syria

McCain with US-sponsored terrorists in Syria

And all of this brings us back to Washington itself. Surely Washington notices that each and every single one of its allies is involved in feeding, not fighting ISIS. When each and every one of its allies from Kiev to Ankara are involved in arming and supplying ISIS, Washington not only knows, it is likely orchestrating it all to begin with.

And proving this is not a matter of deduction or mere implications. Proving this requires simply for one to read a 2012 Department of Intelligence Agency (DIA) report (.pdf) which openly admitted:

If the situation unravels there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran).

If, at this point, one is unclear on just who these “supporting powers to the opposition” are, the DIA report itself reveals, it is the West, NATO (including Turkey) and its allies in the Persian Gulf.

This Salafist (Islamic) principality (state), or ISIS for short, was not an indirect consequence of US foreign policy, it was (and still very much is) a concerted conspiracy involving multiple states spanning North America, Europe, and the Middle East. It could not exist otherwise.

While Russia attempts to reach westward to piece together an inclusive coalition to finally put an end to ISIS, it is clear that it does so in vain. Washington, Brussels and their regional allies in the Middle East have no intention of putting an end to ISIS.

Even today, this very moment, the US and its allies are doing everything within their power to ensure the survival of their terrorist armies inside of Syria for as long as possible before any ceasefire is agreed to. And even if a peace settlement of some sort is struck, all it will do is buy Syria time.

No matter how much damage Russia and its own, genuine coalition consisting of Iran, Iraq and Lebanon deal ISIS within Syria – the networks that fed it from Turkey, Jordan, the Persian Gulf, Eastern Europe and Washington itself remain intact.

One hopes that these networks can be diminished through the principles of multipolarism within the time being bought for Syria through the blood, sacrifice and efforts of Syrian soldiers and Russian airmen.

Ulson Gunnar, a New York-based geopolitical analyst and writer especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.



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Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed the advanced S-400 air defense system was being deployed to the war torn country.

It will be taken to a Russian air base in Syria’s Latakia province. It also emerged today that Putin is deploying a warship to the Mediterranean.

It comes after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet which it claimed had violated its airspace.

The furious Russian president has broken off military contact with Turkey and dispatched the warship.

Russia says it will destroy “any targets representing a potential danger” to its military working in Syria.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Russian bombers will now also be escorted by jets while carrying out raids in Syria.

Pavel Felgenhauer, a Russian military analysts, said war with Turkey was ‘most likely’.

In a tense escalation of the Middle East crisis, Putin warned Turkey – a key member of Nato and ally of Britain – of “significant consequences.” standardmedia reported.

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On November 24, a Russian Su-24 frontline bomber was shot down near the Turkish border in Syria by two intercepting Turkish F-16s.

SU-24 was attacked insidiously and unexpectedly. The Turkish officials can’t prove with facts that the downed warplane was warned. The two pilots ejected: 1-st pilot was killed in a savage way on the ground by jihadists in the area. According to reports, 2-nd pilot was managed to esape. He was picked up by the Syrian Army.

The Russian military carried out a search-and-rescue operation involving two Mi-8 helicopters. One helicopter was shot down by fire from the ground, one naval infantry soldier of contract service was killed. The personnel and crew were evacuated to the Russian base at Hmeymim. Thus, Russia lost 1 SU-24, 1 MI-8, 1 pilot and 1 mariner yesterday.

The Syrian sources report that last night the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces struck with massive attacks on the positions of militants, including Turkomans, in the region where the Russian Su-24 was shot down.

Guided missile cruiser «Moskva» joint with escort ships is taking location at the shore zone of Northern Latakia near Turkish border to defend the Russian Air Forces from any air threats. The Russian General Staff is currently developing additional measures to ensure the Russian air base’s security:

1) All attack aircraft operations will be on have fighter cover.
2) The air defenses are strengthened.
3) Russia ends military-to-military contacts with Turkey.

Separately, the US puppets in Kiev have made a strike at another front. As result of a terrorism act near the border with Russia, the four main transmission lines between Ukraine and Crimea were blown up. About 1,7 million people in Crimea are cut from the power supplies.

Some experts believe that the terrorism act was conducted by Turksih intelligence services in concurrence with the US. The goal is to prevent a growth of the Russian influence due to the successful operations in Syria. Formally, the terrorism act was made by Crimea Tatar extremists and the “Right Sector” terrorist group.

The Turkish actions in Syria are a direct violation of international law norms and a direct violation of the Memorandum on Preventing Incidents and Ensuring Safe Flight in the Syrian Arab Republic which we entered into with the United States and which applies to all coalition members, including Turkey.

This event coordinated with the Crimea’s blackout could be described as a clear war provocation against Russia. At the moment, we could observe an escalation in a diplomatic sphere and military build up of the all sides involved in the Syrian crisis.

If the US and its allies continue their provocative and shallow policy, there is a serious threat of an open military escalation in the region.



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Myopia Epidemic: Kids Urged to Drop Devices and Go Outside — Or Risk Blindness

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A new global study co-authored by Dr David Wilson of Brien Holden Vision Institute, forecasts that 10 per cent of the world’s population will be at risk of blindness by 2050 if steps aren’t taken to stop myopia turning into high myopia (requiring glasses with a prescription of minus 5 or stronger).

In China, where around 81 per cent of teenagers have myopia, students are being barred from getting too close to their work. Another school has glass walls and as well as glass ceilings to expose children’s eyes to the light.

While about 30 per cent of the risk of myopia is genetic, experts say daily exposure to sunlight can stop the disease from progressing. One Chinese school is locking the doors for two hours a day, and refusing to let children back inside.

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