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North Korea fires missile over Japan

This is the first North Korea missile to fly over Japan since 2009.

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North Korea has fired a ballistic missile which flew over Japan before disintegrating and falling into the sea near Cape Erimo in Northern Japan.

The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff have stated that the missile was fired from a launching point near Pyongyang. The missile test was also acknowledged by the Pentagon.

This is the first North Korea missile to travel over Japanese land since 2009.

https://twitter.com/jtnarsico/status/902282149486665728

While Japan has stated that it maintains the right to shoot down North Korean missiles, Tokyo did not exercise such a right during the recent test.

This comes just over two days after North Korea launched three short range ballistic missiles in a test that was widely believed to be a technical failure.

After the failed trio launch on the 26th of August, South Korea stated that it believed that in launching short range missiles, North Korea was sending a message that it is willing to engage in dialogue.

READ MORE: Seoul sees new missile launches by N.Korea as sign of will for dialogue

Sputnik reports that the national security councils of both South Korea and Japan are currently conducting an emergency meeting to discuss the situation.

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Anyone else notice HOW the Japanese gov’t’s statement read?

They said the Japanese gov’t made no attempt to shoot down the NK missile. Glaringly, that omits that the US probably did try and FAILED.

I’m pretty sure Russia noticed. I’m pretty sure China noticed. Even S300s would have shot down that NK missile…

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There is 6 TRILLION in Gold,uranium and minerals in N Korea..nothing will happen..IT IS ALL PROPAGANDA and LOCKHEED MARTIN is making HUGE PROFITS

and Hurricane harvey may not be real just like hurricane sandy

https://youtu.be/Oqi4dCnrJAc

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I know for certain Hurricane Sandy’s Federal and NYC emergency services didn’t help me ONE FK’ing bit, just like I see what’s going on with them in Texas. Without the ding a ling white guys helping for free, being good Samaritans, no one would be getting saved. Literally the home owners in my neighborhood helped each other, shared electricians and other workers getting our houses up and running again. Without that, I’d still be in the dark. The only thing the city did was charge me for an inspection to get my electricity turned back on when they could schedule… Read more »

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Another Elite Banker Jumps to Their Death with a Disturbing Warning –
Lindsay Jacoby, a former JP Morgan and CitiGroup trader and CEO or her
own firm, jumped from the roof on the 4th floor of her Upper East Side
home screaming “there are demons everywhere”

. http://www.antinewsnetwork.com/another-elite-banker-jumps-death-disturbing-warning/

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Blue, I’ve been wondering the number of females that take flight compared to men. When I worked at the World Financial Center in the late 1980s, I watched the complete decimation of the males working there from nearly 100% cookie cutter “tall, dark and handsome” men, to half women, and a motley crew at that. They were tall, short, thin, fat, dumb and dumber, but all horribly abusive condescending and mean. They were doing their version of the worse possible male impersonations I’ve ever seen. Everything males were pilloried for, they acted as, because if a WOMAN did it, it… Read more »

bluewater
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Yes as Henry Makow has always written about that Femminism which was created by CIA/ROCKEFELLER to destroy the FAMILY and of course now with GAYDOM,TRANSGENDER being pushed down your throat is all part of the FREEMASONIC CABALIST SATANIC JEWISH AGENDA.

Things are changing now…do not believe there will be NUCLEAR WAR…
THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS will tell everything

Jeffrey Spinner
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Jeffrey Spinner

It looks like the summer of 1917, in Russia, and any war the US govt engages in will see it’s downfall domestically just like the Tsar, imo. It’s very interesting the near copy of the situation, substituting race/gender for class in the two situations.

Oligarchs have one play book, and seem to never deviate from it.

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indeed true..History always repeats itself.. THE REAL ENEMY The enemy is the finance parasite that ALWAYS attacks its host. It cares nothing for the indigenous people of any country. No more than the blood-thirsty anti-Christian Bolsheviks cared for the peoples of the old Soviet Union that they slaughtered in their tens of millions. It cares nothing for the ethnic minorities whose causes it espouses in order to destroy any coherence in the core population. It hates white culture in the USA and Europe and black culture in Africa. It invades, occupies and steals the loot. It goes by the name… Read more »

Jeffrey Spinner
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Just acknowledging I read your comments.

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The Psychopaths of the New World Order – Part 4 – Ronald Bernard

https://youtu.be/hYZIODJ999s

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Jeffrey IT IS ALL FAKE..how many fell for the STUPID BILLION DOLLAR FIGHT

Footage shows McGregor pulling punches in BILLION DOLLAR fight

Masonic handshake at post-fight press conference McGregor pulling punches in BILLION $ fight

https://youtu.be/Cc_QX_akMso

RIGGED FIGHT

RIGGED SUPERBOWL

RIGGED ELECTIONS

RIGGED HURRICANE HARVEY

RIGGED FIAT MONEY…USURY

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THE SHEEPLE NEVER LEARN

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I can’t say no. I know all professional sport is rigged. Ppl don’t understand the money in betting on sport is WAY more than all the money spent on sport’s players, stadiums, tv revenue, etc.

I’ve made my peace with the oligarch’s need to create a complete fiction for their slaves. Doesn’t mean I’m happy about it, or believe it.

The weather weapon idea, I need to see more evidence for…otherwise in the machinations of men, absolutely, all bs.

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Entertainment industry reflects society’s slide into Satanism
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The Sinister Meaning of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do”-
https://vigilantcitizen.com/musicbusiness/sinister-meaning-taylor-swifts-look-made/

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Dude, at least for our “leaders” and our controllers, it has been perfected, down to the local level, at least here in NYC.

bluewater
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bluewater

I worked in SATANIC NYC in the 90’s with the ROSIE O’Donnell SHOW created by TRISTAR ..FREEMASONIC SATANICJEWISH CABALISTIC
STUDIO, and met every celebrity you can think of…most are SATANIST,as well as THE UNITED NATIONS were inside are MURALS of SATANIC IMAGERY and FREEMASONIC IMAGERY of AGENDA 21 and MASONIC GODS they worship exactly like DONALD TRUMP has in his apartment on the 66 FLOOR of his 666 FIFTH AVE TOWER…

were the RICH and POWERFUL ELITES own WALL STREET and HILLARY and want to bring in COMMUNISM.

MK-ULTRA/ Selling Your Soul to the Devil SIDE EFFECTS!!

https://youtu.be/FLaQkPdCGVk

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That flinching was awesome. Ppl will do anything to be the ones that fool us. I’ve actually released “muscle memories” while I gave massages to women I was getting to know that produced profound and shocking affects on them. The first three times scared the crap out of me… Now I’m a little concerned given, maybe the program is a lot more distributed in the population than we think. If I was getting girls going off while I was hand scanning their knots in their muscles…I really wonder now. I thought it was my incredible chi flow…maybe not. What’s a… Read more »

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Something Strange Is Happening To Taylor Swift : Look What They Made Her Do!

Taylor Swift is getting ready to release a brand new album called Reputation, this November.

She also recently released a very popular song – Look What You Made Me Do.

https://youtu.be/Oq6qGc_njDA

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Wow…

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DEEP STATE Part.I: American Freemason ILLUMINATi, A History

BUSH,CLINTON,OBAMA,LIBYA,REFUGEES MIGRANTS TO EUROPE and AMERIKA, DEMOCRACY-PEACE…REVOLUTIONS,UNITED NATIONS,SYRIA…Overthrow of GOVERNMENTS,

CIA….ALL THE BS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!
https://youtu.be/K065P_OHdxc

bluewater
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bluewater

Something Strange Is Happening To Taylor Swift : Look What They Made Her Do!

Taylor Swift is getting ready to release a brand new album called Reputation, this November.

She also recently released a very popular song – Look What You Made Me Do.

https://youtu.be/Oq6qGc_njDA

bluewater
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Irma is the opposite bitch being the Destroyer of the illuminati.
Posted a lengthy article on this and was deleted as spam… you can see it on my profile

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Kim Jung-Un – Mind Controlled CIA Asset …….. Death (Rider on the white horse brings war and death after solar eclipse.)

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Kim Jung-Un – Mind Controlled CIA Asset …….. Death (Rider on the white horse brings war and death after solar eclipse.)

NORTH KOREA does not have a CENTRAL BANK

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Anon
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Anon

Kek. You seem schizophrenic.

Voltaire
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Donald Trump was either playing golf or twittering when all this happened -(or perhaps he was groping the First Trollop Lady…)

I do not believe the Americans could shoot down any missile nowadays

They are all too doped up…

But they are good at getting rammed up the bum on the high seas

There must be a moral here…

(Do not let gays into the Navy?)

Jeffrey Spinner
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Jeffrey Spinner

Not for nothing dude, but if I had a wife like that, I would have already died on top of her (I don’t chance being a bottom, I can’t explain why other than I had a patient once with a broken member, and NFW will I suffer the same fate…)

Voltaire
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LOL…BTW..

How do you ‘”break a member”?

Jeffrey Spinner
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The way that guy did it was his gf miss timed a pushback doggie style and snapped it like a twig. Of course it’s only breaking the ligament, but I promise you, it didn’t look like he was having a great time. In fact I think EVERY female ER nurse wanted to inspect his broken member. I started to yell at them to grow the fk up, he’s not here for them to gawk at… The 3rd time a woman was reverse cowgirl on me and she lost concentration and tried to snap mine, was the LAST time I allowed… Read more »

Voltaire
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Voltaire

LOL

And not even bent naturally either?

Jeffrey Spinner
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Jeffrey Spinner

Believe it or not, the “natural” upward scoop that most men have is actually micro damage over time. I purely healthy willy, conceding nothing in nature is straight, is straight.

Notice some men have a downward bend, which looks completely unnatural to me, but they like reverse cowgirl so it makes sense as well. Micro damage in the opposite direction.

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Exactly ! Japan is totally defenceless – the Emperor has no clothes as this missile should have automatically have been shot down after which US would be seen as Top Dog but it didn’t.

Some may say US deliberately did nothing but sometimes a Turd is just a Turd ?

Jeffrey Spinner
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Jeffrey Spinner

Some may say many things, but logic dictates the obvious inference: The US missile shield didn’t work. Furthermore, if “you” knew more about the Japanese culture and people, they are very different in how they handle saying things, and they are territorial to the point of giving their lives for one grain of sand of Japan. Given that: 1) If they could of, they would have NEVER allowed a NK missile to overfly their territory. 2) Having to give an alert to their citizens to duck and cover was so face losing, someone is having hell to pay as we… Read more »

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This, is why I know we are f….. And again, I take an ex. from the MSM in Norway, when I know others are equally rotten incl most of the British shit-holes called News sites, about NK, but this time I focus on comments, we know the MSM lies about everything all the time, but whats dangerous is what the comments reveal and what our “piss” loving MSM aloves to stay, in this “racistical” times, where anyone writing anything negative about Blacks or Joojos, is automatically censured, and projected as hate speak, two packs of rats protected by the MSM.… Read more »

Jeffrey Spinner
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Jeffrey Spinner

The world war is already here, as per military definition.

Don’t worry cracker, I think the great AI war machines are not giving the oligarchs the right strategic, tactical or even logistic advice to win anything.

White ppl are slow to anger, but once angry are the most ferocious ppl on earth, so to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, both in EUistan and the US, they are poking the sleeping giant awake until he fights.

Oh great google AI, seriously? That’s your plan? Garbage in, garbage out, then.

Voltaire
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Voltaire

google in

google out

Excellent expression…

Voltaire
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Voltaire

ROFL… I think young Kim has an excellent sense of humour…

He just lobs the odd missile OVER Japan into the sea beyond…”pour les encourager” as Voltaire would have said…

So much for the American nuclear umbrella over Japan…it looks like a busted flush now…

If I were Japanese I woiuld be wondering what the US occupation really means

And what the future will hold for Japan…

Especially after all theiir massive war crimes against the Koreans and Chinese…

Simon
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Simon

Agreed. And just how many folk in SOUTH Korea today are secretly laughing at the Japanese running for cover like cockroaches in the light.

Jeffrey Spinner
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Jeffrey Spinner

Correct! The latest and greatest excuse the Japanese and US militaries have for not shooting down the NK missile is: (sic) they were caught off guard. “Neither the Japanese military, nor the US Pacific Navy, which is on a high state of preparedness, made any effort to shoot down the missile, even when it crossed Japanese air space for the first time. ” “Military sources say Kim had evidently caught them all napping and showed up Washington and Tokyo as short of answers for North Korean missile and nuclear advances.” As for the Japanese having the US as an ‘Ally,’… Read more »

Voltaire
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Voltaire

And this morning young Kim is publicly saying

“I have a lot more where that came from…

And they are for Guam”

ROFL

Will the Paper Tiger Trump (?Paper Groper) now become orange and incandescent?

PS I think the nuclear keys has been taken away from him by the Generals…Thank God…

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Abi Shah

kim is a master in the game of politics and is without a doubt expanding his chest to the west showing them full contempt and a total disregard of their hegemonic agenda to take his sovereign nation down by whatever means necessary,so these missiles flying over the top of Japan whether they be a mal-function or not is in deviance to the west,south korea and japan.
Kim knows he has the absolute backing of China and Russia and jew united states are wondering to either hire Superman or hire the full entoourage the Avengers + the new jewish wonder woman…lmao

bluewater
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bluewater

ROTHSCHILD MAGAZINE…THE ECONOMIST!!!!

North Korea is “the Hermit Kingdom” ref. Economist 2017 cover
Is this conflict orchestrated?
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Vladimir Putin calls new Ukrainian church ‘dangerous politicking’

President Putin said creation of the “Orthodox Church in Ukraine” is against Church canon and that the West drove Constantinople to do it.

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In an interview with the Serbian newspapers Politika and Vecernje Novosti ahead of his visit to Serbia, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted the creation of the “Orthodox Church of Ukraine”, a schismatic agglomeration headed by Ukrainian ultra-nationalists was “dangerous politicking.” He further noted that:

The establishment of the new religious entity in Ukraine is nothing but an attempt “to legalize the schismatic communities that exist in Ukraine under the jurisdiction of Istanbul, which is a major violation of Orthodox canons.”

“Yet, hardly anyone in the U.S. or in the Ukrainian leadership worries about this,” Putin said.

“Once again, this has nothing to do with spiritual life; we are dealing here with dangerous and irresponsible politicking,” he said.

President Putin had more things to say in the interview, and we present what he said in full here (emphasis ours), as reported on the Kremlin.ru website:

Question: The Serbian Orthodox Church has taken the side of the Russian Orthodox Church in the context of the ecclesiastical crisis in Ukraine. At the same time, a number of countries are exerting pressure on Patriarch Bartholomew and seek to ensure recognition of Ukrainian ”schismatics“ by Local Orthodox Churches. How do you think the situation will evolve?

Vladimir Putin: I would like to remind your readers, who are greatly concerned about the information regarding the split in the Orthodox community but are probably not fully aware of the situation in Ukraine, what it is all about.

On December 15, 2018, the Ukrainian leaders, actively supported by the USA and the Constantinople Patriarchate, held a so-called “unifying synod”. This synod declared the creation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, with Patriarch Bartholomew signing the tomos (decree) granting it autocephaly on January 6, 2019. Thus, it was attempted to legalize the schismatic communities that exist in Ukraine under the jurisdiction of Istanbul, which is a major violation of Orthodox canons.

Yet, hardly anyone in the US or in the Ukrainian leadership worries about this, as the new church entity is an entirely political, secular project. Its main aim is to divide the peoples of Russia and Ukraine, sowing seeds of ethnic as well as religious discord. No wonder Kiev has already declared ”obtaining complete independence from Moscow.”

Once again, this has nothing to do with spiritual life; we are dealing here with dangerous and irresponsible politicking. Likewise, we do not speak about the independence of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. It is de-facto fully controlled by Istanbul. Whereas Ukraine’s largest canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which has never requested autocephaly from Patriarch Bartholomew, is absolutely independent in its actions. Its connection with the Russian Orthodox Church is purely canonical – but even this causes undisguised irritation of the current Kiev regime.

Because of this, clergymen and laymen of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church are being persecuted and deprived of churches and monasteries, and attempts are made to deny the Church its legitimate name, which raises tensions and only leads to further discord in Ukrainian society.

Evidently, Ukraine’s leaders have to understand that any attempts to force the faithful into a different church are fraught with grave consequences. Yet, they are eager to put interconfessional concord in the country at stake in order to conduct the election campaign of the current Ukrainian President based on a search for enemies, and to retain power by all means.

All of this does not go unnoticed by Orthodox Christians.

Naturally, Russia does not intend to interfere in ecclesiastical processes, especially those happening on the territory of a neighboring sovereign state. However, we are aware of the danger posed by such experiments and blatant interference of the state in religious affairs.

The situation continues to degrade in Ukraine, and though the Orthodox faithful of the Autonomous but Moscow-based Ukrainian Orthodox Church are the hardest hit, worry over Ukrainian lawlessless-made-law has the Jewish community in that country nervous as well. This is perhaps to be expected as the Azov Brigade, a neo-Nazi aligned group that is hypernationalist, is a good representation of the character of the “hate Russia at all costs” Ukrainian nationalists. A parallel piece in Interfax made note of this in a piece dated January 17th 2019:

[A] bill passed by the Verkhovna Rada introducing a procedure by which parishes can join the new Ukrainian church makes it easier to seize places of worship, and supporters of autocephaly have already started doing this across the country, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church said.

“They need this law to seize our churches. You can’t just come with a crowbar to someone else’s barn, but now the law allows you to do so. They aren’t creating something of their own, but are trying to steal what’s ours,” Ukrainian Orthodox Church spokesperson Vasyl Anisimov told Interfax on Thursday.

The religious entity set up in December with Constantinople’s involvement and called the Orthodox Church of Ukraine “in fact doesn’t yet exist in nature. It’s fake. It doesn’t have any parishes of its own or government registration,” he said.

However, “the supporters of autocephaly don’t have plans to create anything of their own at all, so they have chosen the path of takeover, and the authorities are helping them in that,” Anisimov said.

“Hence, the legislation passed by the Verkhovna Rada today is in fact absolute lawlessness,” he said.

“If you pass legislation affecting an industry, you should talk to industrialists, and if it’s legislation on the agricultural sector, talk to farmers. And here legislation on a church is passed, and moreover, this legislation is aimed against this church, it is protesting, and Jews are protesting, too, because this legislation may affect them as well – but nobody is listening, and they change the law for the sake of an absolutely absurd and unconstitutional gimmick. But, of course, it’s the people who will ultimately suffer,” Anisimov said.

 

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The Duran – News in Review – Episode 168.

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the ‘no confidence’ vote that UK Prime Minister May won with the a slim margin…meaning that though few MPs have confidence in her ‘Brexit withdrawal’ negotiating skills, they appear to have no problem allowing May to lead the country towards its Brexit deadline in March, which coincidently may be delayed and eventually scrapped altogether.

Meanwhile Tony Blair is cozying up to Brussels’ oligarchs, working his evil magic to derail the will of the British people, and keep the integrationist ambitions for the UK and Europe on track.

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The UK government led by Theresa May, has survived to fight another day, after winning a no-confidence vote, tabled by Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, following parliament rejecting the PM’s Brexit deal, earlier on Tuesday evening.

The no-confidence vote was defeated by 19 votes – the government winning by 325 to 306. It’s a rare positive note for May’s Tory cabinet after the humiliating Brexit defeat.

Speaking immediately after the vote, a victorious May said she was “pleased” that the House expressed its confidence in her government. May said she will “continue to work” to deliver on the result of the Brexit referendum and leave the EU.

May invited the leaders of parliamentary parties to meet with her individually, beginning on Wednesday evening.

“I stand ready to work with any member of this House to deliver on Brexit,” she said.

Responding to the vote, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said that the House had “emphatically” rejected May’s deal on Tuesday. The government, he said, must now remove “clearly once and for all the prospect of the catastrophe of a no-deal Brexit from the EU and all the chaos that would result from that.”

Labour will now have to consider what move to make next. Their official Brexit policy, decided by members at conference in September, states that if a general election cannot be forced, then all options should be left on the table, including calling for a second referendum.

Liberal Democrats MP Ed Davey also called on May to rule out a no deal Brexit.

The way forward for Brexit is not yet clear and May’s options are now limited, given that the Brexit deal she was offering was voted down so dramatically on Tuesday.

Gavin Barrett, a professor at the UCD Sutherland School of Law in Dublin, told RT that May will now have to decide if her second preference is a no-deal Brexit or a second referendum. Her preference will likely be a no-deal Brexit, Barrett said, adding that “since no other option commands a majority in the House” a no-deal exit is now “the default option.”

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Final Steps in Syria’s Successful Struggle for Peace and Sovereignty

The war of aggression against Syria is winding up, and this can be observed by the opening of a series of new embassies in Damascus.

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The situation in Syria evolves daily and sees two situations very closely linked to each other, with the US withdrawal from Syria and the consequent expansionist ambitions of Erdogan in Syria and the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) takeover in Idlib that frees the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian aviation to liberate the de-escalation zone.

Trump has promised to destroy Turkey economically if he attacks the Kurds, reinforcing his claim that Erdogan will not target the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) once the US withdraws from the area. One of the strongest accusations made against Trump’s withdrawal by his opponents is that no Middle Eastern force will ever trust the US again if they abandon the SDF to its fate, that is, to its annihilation at the hands of the Turkish army and its FSA proxies. This, however, is not possible; not so much because of Trump’s economic threats, but because of Damascus and Moscow being strongly opposed to any Turkish military action in the northeast of Syria.

This is a red line drawn by Putin and Assad, and the Turkish president likely understands the consequences of any wrong moves. It is no coincidence that he stated several times that he had no problems with the “Syrians or Syrian-Kurdish brothers”, and repeated that if the area under the SDF were to come under the control of Damascus, Turkey would have no need to intervene in Syria. Trump’s request that Ankara have a buffer zone of 20 kilometers separating the Kurdish and Turkish forces seems to complement the desire of Damascus and Moscow to avoid a clash between the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the SDF.

The only party that seems to be secretly encouraging a clash between the SDF and Turkish forces is Israel, criticizing Ankara and singing the praises of the SDF, in order to try and accentuate the tensions between the two sides, though naturally without success. Israel’s continued raids in Syria, though almost constantly failing due to Syrian air defense, and the divide-and-rule policy used against Turkey and the SDF, show that Tel Aviv is now weakened and mostly irrelevant in the Syrian conflict.

In Idlib, the situation seems to be becoming less complicated and difficult to decipher. Russia, Iran and Syria had asked Erdogan to take control of the province through its “moderate jihadists”, sit down at the negotiating table, and resolve the matter through a diplomatic solution. Exactly the opposite happened. The HTS (formerly al-Nusra/al-Qaeda in Syria) has in recent weeks conquered practically the whole province of Idlib, with numerous forces linked to Turkey (Ahrar al-Sham and Nour al-Din al-Zenki) dissolving and merging into HTS. This development puts even more pressure on Erdogan, who is likely to see his influence in Idlib fade away permanently. Moreover, this evolution represents a unique opportunity for Damascus and Moscow to start operations in Idlib with the genuine justification of combating terrorism. It is a repeat of what happened in other de-escalation areas. Moscow and Damascus have repeatedly requested the moderates be separated from the terrorists, so as to approach the situation with a diplomatic negotiation.

In the absence of an effective division of combatants, all are considered terrorists, with the military option replacing the diplomatic. This remains the only feasible option to free the area from terrorists who are not willing to give back territory to the legitimate government in Damascus and are keeping civilians hostages. The Idlib province seems to have experienced the same playbook applied in other de-escalation zones, this time with a clear contrast between Turkey and Saudi Arabia that shows how the struggle between the two countries is much deeper than it appears. The reasons behind the Khashoggi case and the diplomatic confrontation between Qatar and Saudi Arabia were laid bare in the actions of the HTS in Idlib, which has taken control of all the areas previously held by Ankara’s proxies.

It remains to be seen whether Moscow and Damascus would like to encourage Erdogan to recover Idlib through its proxies, trying to encourage jihadists to fight each other as much as possible in order to lighten the task of the SAA, or whether they would prefer to press the advantage themselves and attack while the terrorist front is experiencing internal confusion.

In terms of occupied territory and accounts to be settled, two areas of great importance for the future of Syria remain unresolved, namely al-Tanf, occupied by US forces on the Syrian-Jordanian border, and the area in the north of Syria occupied by Turkish forces and their FSA proxies. It is too early to approach a solution militarily, it being easier for Damascus and Moscow to complete the work to free Syria from the remaining terrorists. Once this has been done, the presence of US or Turkish forces in Syria, whether directly or indirectly, would become all the more difficult to justify. Driving away the US and, above all, Turkey from Syrian territory will be the natural next step in the Syrian conflict.

This is an unequivocal sign that the war of aggression against Syria is winding up, and this can be observed by the opening of a series of new embassies in Damascus. Several countries — including Italy in the near future — will reopen their embassies in Syria to demonstrate that the war, even if not completely over, is effectively won by Damascus and her allies.

For this reason, several countries that were previously opposed to Damascus, like the United Arab Emirates, are understood to have some kind of contact with the government of Damascus. If they intend to become involved in the reconstruction process and any future investment, they will quite naturally need to re-establish diplomatic relations with Damascus. The Arab League is also looking to welcome Syria back into the fold.

Such are signs that Syria is returning to normality, without forgetting which and how many countries have conspired and acted directly against the Syrians for over seven years. An invitation to the Arab League or some embassy being reopened will not be enough to compensate for the damage done over years, but Assad does not preclude any option, and is in the meantime demonstrating to the Israelis, Saudis and the US Deep State that their war has failed and that even their most loyal allies are resuming diplomatic relations with Damascus, a double whammy against the neocons, Wahhabis and Zionists.

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