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Russo-Syrian alliance inflicts “biggest defeat of ISIS in 3 years”

This comes months after Barack Obama’s Secretary of Defense said that Russia has done “nothing” do fight ISIS.

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With the assistance of the Russian Aerospace force, the Syrian Arab Army has broken the three year long ISIS siege of the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor as food, medicine and aid now flow in to the region.

Since then, Russia has confirmed the death of the self-proclaimed ISIS emir/leader of Deir ez-Zor along with 40 ISIS leaders who all perished when Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed their underground layer on the outskirts of Deir ez-Zor city.

Today, news came in that the Syrian Arab Army is now in control of Deir ez-Zor’s military airport which ISIS has occupied for three years.

The rapid advance of the Syrian Arab Army in what was the last major ISIS stronghold in Syria means that the conflict in Syria is closer than ever before to being declared over and won by the Syrian Arab Republic.

The Russian Defence Ministry released a statement on today’s new victories which underscores the monumental nature of the defeat of the most feared terrorist organisation in modern history,

“Syrian government troops, with the support of the Russian Air Force, achieved a serious success, inflicting a devastating defeat on Daesh units in the area of the city of Deir ez Zor, which exceeding in scale all previous victories over the past three years.

Currently, the government troops under the command of Gen. Suheil Hassan together with the units, which had been under the siege at the Syrian military airbase, are widening the corridor between the airfield and Deir ez-Zor, carrying out successful military actions on flanks”.

It is becoming increasingly clear that whereas three years ago, it seemed as though Syria might fall to terrorists as Iraq partly did previously, that instead, Syria is a country that has successfully resisted would-be regime change at the hands of US backed terrorists.

To this end, while the US supports many terrorist factions in Syria, it has consistently denied supporting ISIS. However, recent reports of US Air Force helicopters evacuating ISIS fighters from Deir ez-Zor have made many question this narrative.

Retired US Air Force Lieutenant Karen Kwiatkowski has described the situation in the following way,

“Certainly, we are rescuing our allies. But to some extent, we are preserving people who have worked with us, people that are dealing with the financial aspects of our aid to Daesh, because that’s what’s going to be looked at in the autopsy of this operation. People are going to be saying: where did the money flow? Who knew about it? What was the American role? Americans will be asking that question too, not just the world”.

The picture this paints is that the CIA is still covertly aiding terrorists, including ISIS at the same time as Syria and Russia cooperate in inflicting seismic defeats on the group.

This reality was insultingly denied by Barack Obama’s Secretary of Defence, Ash Carter, who earlier this year said that Russia is “doing nothing” to fight ISIS.

This patent lie could not be further from the truth. The reality is that Syria and Russia are together scoring victories which aim to remove ISIS from the face of the earth, something which ought to be celebrated as a great victory for civilisation over barbarism.

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President Assad is scoring a tremendous victory which will reverbate throughout the Arab world. He has resisted against a formidable coalition and I am certain that the Arab population (not their leaders) of the entire Middle East will consider him as a hero, a legend of the same aura as Nasser. Russia is scoring points too as an ally you can count on. Vladimir Putin has shown the world the US cannot engage in regime change without impunity. Assad and Putin: a formidable pair you don’t see the likes in a century.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

It’s a powerful signal to US that the wars waged for “regime change” in foreign countries, which never attacked it, are over.

Trauma2000
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Trauma2000

The War OF Terror is just the tool being used this time. In decades gone by it was more blatant… False Flags etc. Nowadays with ‘instant communications’ across the planet sometimes an activist in one country can find out what is happening before the U.$. Military finds out if what they did worked.

Call it for what it is. Don’t get distracted. It’s the U.$. War OF Terror. Nothing else. Call it: the War OF Terror.

Guy
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Guy

War on terror is an oxymoron ,war is terror.

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Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

Call it 1984 too.

Bob Trajkoski
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Bob Trajkoski

Its USA war for the rich they are the terrorist

Tommy Jensen
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Tommy Jensen

Guess who are behind the US War on (Moslems) Terror campaign?
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Tarciso Ribeiro
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Tarciso Ribeiro

I hope so.

Guy
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Guy

This was Israel’s war .The US was just the proxy .

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

The closer Russia and China become, the more irrelevant Israel will be, hopefully.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Russia and its Syrian ally are winning the US proxy war against Syria, just as it won the WWII against nazi Germany.

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

The USSR was a jewish phenomenon.
If you hate what the jews are doing to the world today, why do you applaud what they did to the world yesterday, something which Adolf Hitler resisted with every breath in his body.
But don’t answer that; your avatar and your name tell us everything we need to know about you.

DenLilleAbe
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Remarkable feat! Especially by the Syrian army units and militia. And of course the Russian air force. Well done getting rid of the ISIS scum.
About the CIA getting people out… I would like to this confirmed, not just a confirmation on what is CIA’s “policies” , they would have been picked up on radar surely ?

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DenLilleAbe
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DenLilleAbe

Thx, but read my post carefully: “Not just a confirmation on what CIA’s policies are” , That is what she does, confirm policies, she does not present evidence.
🙂

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

I was responding to your statement ” I would like to this confirmed”

DenLilleAbe
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DenLilleAbe

Yes , I know. She does NOT confirm the incident, just the methods..
Its the confirmation of the incident, I am looking after.
The CIA are sleazebags, that I already know.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

Is this what you are after?

VeeNarian (Yerevan)
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VeeNarian (Yerevan)

Thanks. So, who runs this policy? CIA/Deep State or POTUS? Obama and Trump must be called to account.
None of these events “happened” because the MSM will simply not report it. Meanwhile, ISIS will continue killing the Plebs in Europe and US while the elites will laugh at them, as they will NEVER be targeted.

ghartwell
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Turns out the removal to safety was a removal but definitely not safe when Russia decided that to bomb an underground ‘safe’ location where the 21 were taken.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

I havent heard about that. Do you have a link to that info?

ghartwell
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Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

Thank you!

ghartwell
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I can’t find the original report of this. It involved those large bombers from Russia and the large barbaric bomb called the FOAB – ‘father of all bombs.’

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

“…Certainly, we are rescuing our allies…..”
This is what is described as a statement of fact.

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

Karen has already told you.
Weren’t you listening?
“….Certainly, we are rescuing our allies. But to some extent, we are
preserving people who have worked with us, people that are dealing with
the financial aspects of our aid to Daesh, because that’s what’s going
to be looked at in the autopsy of this operation…..”

Voltaire
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Voltaire

I salute the extraordinary courage of the Syrian Arab Army and its allies against terrorist enemies organized, finacned and armed by the United States and its proxies…notably Saudi Arabia and Qatar… The United States has shown it has no shame and does not believe in the Rule of Law or internatioanl law….or even human decency…… It will never be forgotten that the United States decided to support terrorism for its own (Zionist) purposes against innocent Arabs and their allies…and therby murdered hundreds of thousands of of innocent Arabs……..After havng committed the same war crimes in Iraq and Libya…. The United… Read more »

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

“Even the best of the Gentiles should be killed”.
This is the wisdom of the Talmud.
This is the book which informs US foreign and domestic policy.
This is mankind’s eternal enemy; the jew.

Guy
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Guy

But I do think that we mean the Khazars , who are the jewish imposters .Unfortunately we tend to color everything with the same brush .
http://usa-the-republic.com/religion/Khazarian_Connection.pdf

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

No.
We mean the jews.
Enough with this 740 AD nonsense.

Guy
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Guy

There is an old saying Tim ,you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink .Take it for what it is.
Cheers.

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

Poisoned water?

Guy
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Guy

LOL.

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

How about the world focuses on bringing down the global financial system, regardless of who controls it? It is the system that is evil and controls everything and there are a few dynasties that are responsible. It’s an idea I heard. Maybe Russia and China will do it?

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

No inanimate object, or “system” is innately evil. It is not a system which controls everything; it is the people who devised that system, and who devised it with the express intention of doing harm. We have a group of people, with a shared history, who wish to do harm to the world outside their own particular clan. They have never made any secret of this fact; for 3500 years they have nursed a hatred for others, considering them sub-human; and because of that, unprotected by the divine laws beneath which they consider themselves to operate. In fact, they have… Read more »

Tommy Jensen
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Tommy Jensen

The Financial system has planned Russia´s and China´s take over. America is used.

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

What you say is true and the United States government and its power have been stolen from its people and used for evil by a few grotesque, degenerate men. The same is true of Britain.

patrick m
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patrick m

Amen

Screwloose
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Screwloose

“Underground layer” – or underground lair?

Really, Adam! Either dump that verbal transcription software, or get a proof-reader – before this site turns into a Grauniad-style typo-ridden joke.

Trauma2000
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Trauma2000

Proofreading is an admirable thing.

fredd
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fredd

thank god for the grammar gestapo

Trauma2000
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Trauma2000

As “Retired US Air Force Lieutenant Karen Kwiatkowski has described” and effectivly confirmed in his public statement, they are trying to find out why all the money they spent Training and Arming terrorists, didn’t work. They wan to know what went ‘wrong’ so they can avoid it next time. There is no more proof required. This statement is conclusive. Get the international lawyers. Start taking statements from every captured terrorists. Get the bank account statements. Document the Country of manufacture of all the weapons. Document and catalogue the communications and statements made my NATO etc… AND TELL THE ENTIRE PLANET… Read more »

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Melotte 22
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Melotte 22

We can certainlly conclude that US is a mother of all head chopping kids.
How mighty has fallen.

Jeff King
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Jeff King

Obama, McCain and Hillary are no longer funding and covering for ISIS so of course ISIS is now losing. Good work, Syria and Russia!

BobValdez
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BobValdez

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Says it all.

Trauma2000
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Trauma2000

I love this. Then entire series is better.

Merkel is next. I think she is going to GO! Just hope the Germans actually elect someone who will STAND UP for Germany rather than Pretend to be the leader. It is tough times for Germany right now, but she needs to change direction or she’s going to get left out in cold.

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Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

Good one Bob !!

STEVONATRON
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STEVONATRON

Brilliant.

louis robert
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louis robert

We came, we saw, they cried!

BobValdez
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BobValdez

Couldn’t agree more! 😀

GeorgeG
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On the CIA/Pentagon helping their ISIS-comrades, and then what hapened to them, see https://syrianperspective.com/2017/09/the-umar-daqneesh-propaganda-fiasco-3-days-to-liberation-as-citizens-cheer-the-syrian-army-u-s-evacuates-isis-leaders-as-usual.html. (You may need to be a litle patient: Syrian Perspective is under fairly constant attack.) — The rescued comrades were visited by the Russian FOAB, and included some Frenchies and Brits. Ziad connects the two rescue operations with the big bomb: I don’t know when Ziad was ever wrong, and he claims this connection is sourced to Syrian MI. Then Friiday Lavrov met his French counterpart, and Lavrov (Fort Rus) said “the terrorists must be obliterated, they must not be allowed to escape.” The French ForMin… Read more »

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Kurds will soon be offered a choice: recognize Syrian sovereignty or war. There is no way that Syria, Russia, Iran or Hezbollah are going to let a client state of the US and Israel partition Syria. Russia is already on record as supporting the full sovereignty of the Syrian state. THe Kurds are no match; they will have to fold, and with them the neocon wet dream and Pinyon plan will be no more. I predict a collapse of the Kurds within two years, probably less.

Guy
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Guy

Lieutenant Karen Kwiatkowski’s statement is the call for BINGO in the US game of regime change .Can’t be more direct.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Meanwhile, the US air force is carpet-bombing Raqqa, killing thousands. We see again the US old Vietnam doctrine at work, “We have to destroy the city, in order to save it”. This photo, taken on September 3, is worth 10,000 words:
https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/vsyro0Qp5ipd5yutIpXB8g–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9ODAw/http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/homerun/the_huffington_post_584/c5b7875f9f50aa1319aad053dc896f6a

Ace
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Ace

The comment that “We have to destroy the city, in order to save it” was never official U.S. policy in Nam. It was the unguarded, ill-advised, spontaneous comment of a single Army major respecting a single city, if it was even a city.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Maybe not official, but factual.
And first thing first. The US has NO right to bomb ANYTHING on Syria territory. All US strikes are illegal, and constitute war crimes. US has neither an international resolution to do it, and it never declared war to Syria, nor was invited to participate in Syrian war against foreign terrorists.

Ace
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Ace

Factual indeed. Or, at least, it was reported by a reporter who was in Nam. Forgive me if I entertain a smidgen of skepticism about anything reported by the press in those times. Even if accurately reported, was the major’s statement in any way typical or representative? Was it indicative of official Army policy? Not at all. It was just one man’s casual statement. No more evidence of mindless Army intentions to destroy civilian areas than anything Jimmy Stewart or Audie Murphy said about American strategy or tactics after D-Day. I knew not one troop in Nam who was careless… Read more »

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Prayerfully President Assad will eliminate all dealings with America, close their banks, their corporations, cease doing business with them, on any level, and hit the Wanks where it hurts, in their pocket books.
Make Syria a Yank free zone, and expose all subversive Yankee corporations.
It is time for the world to fight against the American disease which is now poisoning our world.
Well done Mr. Putin and Mr. Assad!

Tommy Jensen
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Tommy Jensen

US has won again.
Exactly as US President Trump promised before elected, he would clean Syria for ISIS terrorists and this was done by the US/NATO Coalition successfully.
Now the time has come to butcher Assad must go, and hitler Putinsky must stop pouring gasolin all over ME and using Islamic terrorists to gain world domination.
Americans are winners.

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Photos of swastika on Ukrainian mall stairway creates a stir [Video]

Ukrainian nationalist press in damage-control mode to explain away the Nazi sign, but they forgot the name of the street the mall is on.

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One of the aspects of news about Ukraine that does not make it past the gatekeepers of the American and Western news media is how a significant contingent of Ukrainian nationalists have espoused a sense of reverence for Nazis. The idea that this could even happen anywhere in the world in an open manner makes the claim seem too absurd to be taken seriously. Gone are the days when the Nazi swastika adorned streets and buildings in Europe. Right?

Well, maybe, wrong.

This was seen in Kyiv’s Gorodok (or Horodok, if you insist) Gallery, a shopping center in that city, located on Bandera Avenue.

The pro-nationalist news service UNIAN wasted no time going to press with their explanation of this incident, which admittedly may be accurate:

Children and teenagers who participated in the All-Ukrainian break dance festival held in the Kyiv-based Gorodok Gallery shopping mall were shocked to see a swastika image projected onto an LED staircase.

The mall administration apologized to visitors, explaining saying that their computer system had apparently been hacked.

“The administration and staff have no relation to whatever was projected onto the LED-staircase, and in no way does it support such [an] act. Now we are actively searching for those involved in the attack,” it said in a statement.

According to Gorodok Gallery’s administrative office, it was not the first time a cyber breach took place.

As reported earlier, Ukraine is believed to be a testing ground for cyberattacks, many of which are launched from Russia. Hackers have earlier targeted critical energy infrastructure, state institutions, banks, and large businesses.

This time, it appears, hackers aimed to feed the Kremlin’s narrative of “Nazis in power in Ukraine” and create a relevant hype-driving viral story for Russian media to spread it worldwide.

The Gorodok Gallery also apologized on its Facebook page and said that this was a result of hacking.

But what about the street that the mall is on? From the self-same Facebook page, this is what we see:


To translate, for those who do not read Ukrainian or Russian, the address says the following:

23 Steven Bandera Prospekt, Kyiv, Ukraine 04073

This street was formerly called “Moscow Avenue.” Big change, as we shall see.

Steven Bandera got his birthday designated as a national holiday in Ukraine last December. He is known in Ukraine’s history for one thing. According to the Jerusalem Post:

The street where the shopping mall is located is named for Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian nationalist who briefly collaborated with Nazi Germany in its fight against Russia.

His troops are believed to have killed thousands of Jews.

Several Israeli papers picked this bit of news up, and of course, the reasons are understandable. However, for the West, it appears possible that this news event will largely go unnoticed, even by that great nation that is often called “Israel’s proxy”, the United States.

This is probably because for certain people in the US, there is a sense of desperation to mask the nature of events that are happening in Ukraine.

The usual fare of mainstream news for the West probably consists of things like “Putin’s military seizes innocent Ukrainian sailors in Kerch incident” or, “Ukraine’s Orthodox Church declared fully independent by Patriarch of Constantinople” (not that too many Americans know what a Constantinople even is, anyway), but the overriding narrative for the American people about this country is “Ukraine are the good guys, and Russia are the bad guys,” and this will not be pushed aside, even to accommodate the logical grievance of Israel to this incident.

If this article gets to Western papers at all, it will be the UNIAN line they adhere to, that evil pro-Russia hackers caused this stairway to have a swastika to provoke the idea that Ukraine somehow supports Naziism.

But UNIAN neglected to mention that the street name was recently changed to Stephan Bandera (in 2016), and no one appears to have hacked this. Nor does UNIAN talk about the Azov fighters that openly espoused much of the Nazi ideology. For nationalist Ukrainians, this is all for the greater good of getting rid of all things Russia.

A further sad fact about this is the near impossibility of getting assuredly honest and neutral information about this and other similar happenings. Both Ukrainian nationalists and Russian media agencies have dogs in the race, so to speak. They are both personally connected to these events. However, the Russian media cannot be discounted here, because they do offer a witness and perspective, probably the closest to any objective look at what is going on in Ukraine. We include a video of a “torchlight march” that took place in 2017 that featured such hypernationalist activity, which is not reported in the West.

More such reports are available, but this one seemed the best one to summarize the character of what is going on in the country.

While we do not know the motive and identities of whoever programmed the swastika, it cannot really be stated that this was just a random publicity stunt in a country that has no relationship with Nazi veneration.

The street the mall is on bears witness to that.

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It’s Back to the Iran-Contra Days Under Trump

Abrams and his cronies will not stop with Venezuela.

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Showing that he is adopting the neoconservative playbook every day he remains in office, Donald Trump handed the neocons a major win when he appointed Iran-contra scandal felon Elliott Abrams as his special envoy on Venezuela. Abrams pleaded guilty in 1991 to two counts of withholding information on the secret sale of US weapons for cash to help illegally supply weapons to the Nicaraguan right-wing contras, who were battling against the government of President Daniel Ortega. Abrams would have headed to a federal prison, but President George H. W. Bush, an unindicted co-conspirator in the scandal, issued pardons to Abrams and his five fellow conspirators – former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, former National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane, and former Central Intelligence Agency officials Alan Fiers, Duane “Dewey” Clarridge, and Clair George – on Christmas Eve 1991, during the final weeks of Bush’s lame duck administration.

Abrams escaped being charged with more serious crimes by Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh because he cut a last-minute deal with federal prosecutors. Trump, who has made no secret of his disdain for cooperating federal witnesses, would have normally called Abrams a “rat,” a gangster term meaning informant. The man who helped engineer the pardons for Abrams and his five convicted friends was none other than Bush’s Attorney General, William Barr, who has just been sworn in as Trump’s Attorney General. Trump, who is always decrying the presence of the “deep state” that thwarts his very move, has become the chief guardian of that entity.

During a recent hearing of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, newly-minted congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, reminded her colleagues and the world about the sordid background of Abrams.

Omar zeroed in on Abrams’s criminal history:

“Mr. Abrams, in 1991 you pleaded guilty to two counts of withholding information from Congress regarding the Iran-Contra affair, for which you were later pardoned by President George H.W. Bush. I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony you give today to be truthful.”

Abrams, as is the nature of neocons, refused to respond to Omar and cited her comments as “personal attacks.”

Abrams’s and his fellow criminals’ use of mercenaries and “death squads” to conduct secret wars in Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala during the Ronald Reagan administration in the 1980s has made a re-entrance under Trump. Abrams was brought on board by neocons like National Security Adviser John Bolton, Vice President Mike Pence, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to oversee a US military build-up in Colombia, said to be 5000 US troops, to support Venezuelan paramilitary and military efforts to topple President Nicolas Maduro. Abrams and Bolton are also believed to have retained the services of another unindicted conspirator in the Iran-contra affair, Michael Ledeen, a colleague of the disgraced and convicted former Trump National Security Adviser, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn. Ledeen and Flynn co-authored a book titled, “The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and its Allies.” The book contains nothing more than the standard neocon tripe one might expect from the likes of Ledeen.

An official investigation of the Iran-contra scandal by the late Republican Senator John Tower of Texas concluded that Abrams’s and Ledeen’s friend, Iranian-Jewish middleman Manucher Ghorbanifar, a long-time Mossad asset and well-known prevaricator, was extremely instrumental in establishing the back-channel arms deals with Iran. Ghorbanifar has long been on the CIA “burn list” as an untrustworthy charlatan, along with others in the Middle East of similar sketchy credentials, including the Iraq’s Ahmad Chalabi, Syria’s Farid “Frank” Ghadry, and Lebanon’s Samir “Sami” Geagea. These individuals, however, were warmly embraced by neocons like Abrams and his associates.

Abrams, whose links with Israeli intelligence has always been a point of consternation with US counter-intelligence officials, is part of an old cabal of right-wing anti-Soviet Democrats who coalesced around Senator Henry Jackson in the 1970s. Along with Abrams, this group of war hawks included Richard Perle, Frank Gaffney, William Kristol, Douglas Feith, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Abram Shulsky, and Paul Wolfowitz. Later, this group would have its fingerprints on major US foreign policy debacles, ranging from Nicaragua and Grenada to Lebanon, Iraq, and Libya. Later, in December 2000, these neocons managed to convince president-elect George W. Bush of the need to “democratize” the Middle East. That policy would later bring not democracy but disaster to the Arab Middle East and North Africa.

Abrams and his cronies will not stop with Venezuela. They have old scores to settle with Nicaraguan President Ortega. The initiation of “regime change” operations in Nicaragua, supported by the CIA and the US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in Miami, have been ongoing for more than a year.

The Trump administration has already achieved a regime change victory of sorts in El Salvador. Nayib Bukele, the former mayor of San Salvador, who was expelled from the formerly-ruling left-wing Farabundo Marti National Liberation (FMLN) party and joined the right-wing GANA party, was recently elected president of El Salvador. Bukele has quickly re-aligned his country’s policies with those of the Trump administration. Bukele has referred to President Maduro of Venezuela as a “dictator.” He has also criticized the former FMLN government’s recognition of China and severance of diplomatic ties with Taiwan. It will be interesting to see how a sycophant like Bukele will politically survive as Trump continues to call hapless asylum-seeking migrants from his country, who seek residency in the United States, “rapists, gang monsters, murderers, and drug smugglers.”

Another country heading for a US-installed “banana republic” dictator is Haiti. President Jovenal Moise has seen rioting in the streets of Port-au-Prince as the US State Department removed all “non-essential” personnel from the country. Moise, whose country has received $2 billion in oil relief from Venezuela, to help offset rising fuel prices, has continued to support the Maduro government. However, at the US-run and neo-colonial artifice, the Organization of American States (OAS), Moise’s envoys have been under tremendous pressure to cut ties with Venezuela and recognize the US puppet Juan Guaido as Venezuelan president. Moise’s refusal to do so resulted in armed gangs hitting the streets of Port-au-Prince demanding Moise’s resignation. It is the same neocon “regime change” playbook being used in Venezuela and Nicaragua.

There will be similar attempts to replace pro-Maduro governments in his remaining allies in the region. These include Suriname, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Abrams was also brought in as an adviser on Middle East policy in the George W. Bush administration. The carnage of Iraq is a stark testament to his record. In 2005, it was reported that two key Bush White House officials – Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove and Deputy National Security Adviser Elliot Abrams – gave a “wink and a nod” for the assassinations by Israeli-paid operatives of three key Lebanese political figures seeking a rapprochement with Syria and Lebanese Hezbollah – Member of Parliament Elie Hobeika, former Lebanese Communist Party chief George Hawi, and former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

In 2008, a United Nations panel headed by former Canadian prosecutor Daniel Bellemare later concluded Hariri was assassinated by a “criminal network” and not by either Syrian and Lebanese intelligence or Lebanese Hezbollah as proffered by Abrams and his friends in Washington.

Representative Omar was spot on in questioning why Abrams, whose name is as disgraced as his two fellow conspirators – Oliver North and John Poindexter – whose criminal convictions were overturned on appeal, is working for the Trump administration on Venezuela. The answer is that the neocons, who can sense, like raptors, Trump’s political weakness, have filled the vacuum left by top-level vacancies in the administration.

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Putin: If mid-range missiles deployed in Europe, Russia will station arms to strike decision centers

Putin: If US deploys mid-range missiles in Europe, Russia will be forced to respond.

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If the US deploys intermediate-range missiles in Europe, Moscow will respond by stationing weapons aimed not only against missiles themselves, but also at command and control centers, from which a launch order would come.

The warning came from President Vladimir Putin, who announced Russia’s planned actions after the US withdraws from the INF Treaty – a Cold War-era agreement between Washington and Moscow which banned both sides form having ground-based cruise and ballistic missiles and developing relevant technology.

The US is set to unilaterally withdraw from the treaty in six months, which opens the possibility of once again deploying these missiles in Europe. Russia would see that as a major threat and respond with its own deployments, Putin said.

Intermediate-range missiles were banned and removed from Europe because they would leave a very short window of opportunity for the other side to decide whether to fire in retaliation after detecting a launch – mere minutes. This poses the threat of an accidental nuclear exchange triggered by a false launch warning, with the officer in charge having no time to double check.

“Russia will be forced to create and deploy weapon systems, which can be used not only against the territories from which this direct threat would be projected, but also against those territories where decision centers are located, from which an order to use those weapons against us may come.” The Russian president, who was delivering a keynote address to the Russian parliament on Wednesday, did not elaborate on whether any counter-deployment would only target US command-and-control sites in Europe or would also include targets on American soil.

He did say the Russian weapon system in terms of flight times and other specifications would “correspond” to those targeting Russia.

“We know how to do it and we will implement those plans without a delay once the relevant threats against us materialize,”he said.

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