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Israel has been arming rebels to “counter Iran” in Syria

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As rebels in Syria surrender their medium and heavy weapons, the Syrian Army is driving ISIS out of the southern countryside, near the Golan Heights.

The Syrian army has found something peculiar amongst the captured arsenal of hundreds of different weapons. The weapons captured included grenades, many RPGs, makeshift mortars, and even WW2 era machine guns, however, this was not what caught the eye of government forces.

What was particularly interesting, was the presence of Israeli made landmines, as described in a report by Fort Russ. Syrian media posted a video of the captured weapons, which show the massive disparity in arms, but the Israeli mines as described in the report are particularly interesting.

It is no secret that Israel has been funding fighters in Syria; the foreign backing of the “moderate head-choppers” is well known and documented. Fort Russ reports:

Since the beginning of hostilities in Syria, the Syrian military has repeatedly seized weapons and ammunition with Hebrew inscriptions. In April 2016, Syrian forces detained a vehicle packed with mines, mortars, rockets and hand grenades manufactured by Israel and destined for an ISIS-controlled area in eastern Syria.

Israel says it provides humanitarian assistance to Syrian forces opposed to the government, but remains silent about the apparent supply of weapons. Meanwhile, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported in February that at least seven terrorist groups in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights are receiving weapons and ammunition from Israel. In addition, the amount of direct military assistance they receive is being increased in recent months.

Syria had already accused Israel of waging a war through its allied militias with Assad saying Israeli authorities were on the side of terrorists “whether logistically or through direct attacks on our army.”

This comes at a time of growing tensions between the two countries and just days after Israel launched a series of rockets against Iranian targets in Syria in retaliation for an alleged attack by the Iranian Quds forces on Israeli positions in the Golan. At least three people were killed and two wounded in the bombing, which was condemned by Iran as a flagrant violation of Syria’s sovereignty.

Israeli media has even admitted to funding many groups, in order to “push back Iran”, saying that “due to America’s decreased involvement”, Israel has been forced to make significant changes in its policies in the Golan Heights”.

Israel launches missile strike against Syria after Trump cancels Iran deal – reports

Recently, we have seen plainly what Israel means by significant changes…ramping up the typical war crimes, this time targetting Syria and Iran, via their alleged presence in Syria. Israel has recently, and illegally, bombed several targets in Syria, claiming their positions in the occupied Golan heights were bombed.

Israel claims to strike Iranian positions in Syria, 23 fighters reportedly killed

It is interesting that Israel mentioned taking action due to America’s supposed decreased involvement in the region. If anything, it shows how closely tied their foreign policy is, though its hard to say America’s involvement has shifted, as much as it’s become unpredictable.

Obviously, it’s still business as usual, and support for the Zionist cause shows no sign of wavering, and perhaps has gotten stronger, but Trump’s actions in Syria have been quite different than those of Obama.

Broadly speaking, in the Obama administration, the policy was to support so-called “Moderate rebels”, such as the FSA, which is neither Free nor Syrian, and hardly an organized army. The Obama doctrine seemed to be to unite as much as possible with the European allies, as well as Turkey and NATO partners, and interlocking their narrative – Assad must go – in order to create the illusion, there is some kind of international consensus on the matter.

Trump, on the other hand, has shown very little concern with the opinions of the international community, making decisions unilaterally, even going against the opinions of his EU allies, and making Turkey operate more independently. An example of this is Trump canceling the internationally approved Iran deal, struck under the Obama administration.

CONFIRMED: US to withdraw from Iran nuke deal, impose new sanctions on Tehran

Trump’s policy has been quite difficult to understand, in Syria and the Middle East. Obama had a clear policy, that isn’t to say it was good, but it wasn’t hard to figure out. Trump has been totally unpredictable.

For example, he seems to have lost enthusiasm for funding “moderate rebels”, at least publically. This isn’t to say the deals don’t occur under the table, or that the US is actively fighting the terrorists now, but the public narrative has pivoted away from supporting moderate rebels.

In broad strokes, Trump has focused more on countering Iran, and to a lesser extent, early on, Trump lent much favor to the Kurdish fighters, angering NATO ally Turkey. An example of Trump’s apparent lack of enthusiasm for the Obama era proxies, is the apparent cutting of funding to the White Helmets.

White Helmets legitimacy CRUMBLES after Douma false flag, US ‘freezes funding’ for group

So while things like the story above seem promising, it’s too quick to say Trump’s policy in Syria has been a major step for peace. Let’s not forget that with all Obama’s rhetoric, it was Trump who first proudly bombed Syria – on two separate major occasions.

The only consistent aspect of Trump’s policy has been an even stronger alignment with Israel’s interests. Israel’s interests, however, have never been hard to predict, yet how often their actions fly under the radar.

Israel’s latest actions have seemed heavily coordinated with Trump’s, for example, moments after Trump canceled the Iran deal, Israel bombed what they called “Iranian forces” in Syria. Then, while protests in Gaza have flared up, Israel launched one of their biggest assaults in the last months on the day Trump opens the controversial Jerusalem embassy.

Israel uses live rounds in Gaza after US opens embassy in Jerusalem, 52 dead, THOUSANDS injured

While I am not saying these events were specifically preordained, it does reveal how intertwined American and Israeli actions have become. Whereas the attention in Syria used to be on ISIS positions in the north-east, since the liberation of Deir ez-Zor, and the decimation of ISIS forces there, attention has gradually shifted towards southern Syria, near the Golan Heights.

With Trump joining Israel in the anti-Iranian stance, and Israel framing their latest bombings as being connected to Iran and the Golan Heights, it’s not surprising that Syria is capturing Israeli hardware amongst terrorists nearby.

It seems like the Golan Heights – which legally belong to Syria – are once again becoming a major hotspot of conflict between Syria and Israel.


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James Woods Suspended From Twitter Over Satirical Meme That Could “Impact An Election”

James Woods crushes Jack Dorsey: “You are a coward, @Jack.”

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Outspoken conservative actor James Woods was suspended from posting to Twitter over a two-month-old satirical meme which very clearly parodies a Democratic advertisement campaign. While the actor’s tweets are still visible, he is unable to post new content.

The offending tweet from July 20, features three millennial-aged men with “nu-male smiles” and text that reads “We’re making a Woman’s Vote Worth more by staying home.” Above it, Woods writes “Pretty scary that there is a distinct possibility this could be real. Not likely, but in this day and age of absolute liberal insanity, it is at least possible.”

According to screenshots provided by an associate of Woods’, Twitter directed the actor to delete the post on the grounds that it contained “text and imagery that has the potential to be misleading in a way that could impact an election.

In other words, James Woods, who has approximately 1.72 million followers, was suspended because liberals who don’t identify as women might actually take the meme seriously and not vote. 

In a statement released through associate Sara Miller, Woods said “You are a coward, @Jack,” referring to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. “There is no free speech for Conservatives on @Twitter.

Earlier this month, Woods opined on the mass-platform ban of Alex Jones, tweeting: ““I’ve never read Alex Jones nor watched any of his video presence on the internet. A friend told me he was an extremist. Believe me that I know nothing about him. That said, I think banning him from the internet is a slippery slope. This is the beginning of real fascism. Trust me.”

Nu-males everywhere non-threateningly smirk at Woods’ bad fortune…

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Another witness named by Ford becomes third person to deny being at party

A woman believed to have been one of five people at a party 35 years ago where Ford claims she was assaulted by Kavanaugh is now the fourth person to deny being at any such party.

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A witness, reportedly named by Christine Blasey Ford as one of the people at the high school party where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Saturday she was not there.

The attorney for Leland Ingham Keyser told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Keyser does not remember being at the party Ford described as the location of the alleged assault.

“Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford,” Keyser said in the statement. CNN reported Keyser is a lifelong friend of Ford’s.

Keyser, whom the New York Times reported is one of the people Ford named as being in attendance at the party, is the third witness who has denied knowing about the alleged assault. Mark Judge and Patrick Smyth said earlier this week they did not remember the party in question.

Kavanaugh has denied Ford’s allegation.

The news comes after Ford, through her attorneys, tentatively agreed to testify on Thursday, after days of negotiations over the timing and conditions of her

Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, had repeatedly extended deadlines set for Ford’s team on the decision, including three on Friday and one at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Grassley threatened to proceed with a committee vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination Monday if he did not hear from Ford.

“Five times now we [have] granted extension for Dr Ford to decide if she wants to proceed [with] her desire stated one [week] ago that she wants to tell senate her story,” Grassley tweeted Friday. “Dr Ford if u changed ur mind say so so we can move on I want to hear ur testimony. Come to us or we to u.”

The extended discussions have been labeled a delaying tactic by some Republicans.

Ford’s attorneys and Grassley’s aides will reportedly continue negotiations Sunday on the details of the conditions of Ford’s testimony, per the New York Times.

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Was NYT Story About Rosenstein ‘Coup Attempt’ A Setup?

The New York Times is reporting that Rod Rosenstein pushed a plan to record President Trump and invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

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Is the FBI trying to goad President Trump into firing the man in charge of supervising the Mueller probe? That’s what Sean Hannity and a handful of  Trump’s Congressional allies think.

According to a report in Politico, Republicans in Congress are approaching a story about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein attempting to organize a palace coup with extreme caution, despite having twice nearly gathered the votes to remove him in the recent past.

On Friday, the NYT reported a bombshell story alleging that Rosenstein had tried to recruit administration officials to secretly tape conversations with the president in order to help justify removing Trump under the 25th amendment. Rosenstein vehemently denied the story, which was largely based on confidential memos written by former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. And others who were reportedly in attendance at meeting between McCabe and Rosenstein said the Deputy AG was being “sarcastic” when he suggested that the president be taped.

Meanwhile, Trump allies including Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan and Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz are saying that the story should be treated with suspicion. Jordan and Freedom Caucus leader Mark Meadows once filed articles of impeachment against Rosenstein. But now, both Meadows and Jordan intend to proceed with caution, telling Politico that he would like to see the memos that the story was based on.

House Freedom Caucus leaders Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan, who led a charge to impeach Rosenstein this summer, have said they want to hear from Rosenstein and see documents allegedly describing the comments before they decide what to do.That’s awarded Rosenstein a courtesy they’ve never given him in the past.

“I think Rod needs to come before Congress this week and explain under oath what exactly he said and didn’t say,” Meadows said at the Values Voters Summit Saturday.

The newfound hesitation to oust Rosenstein highlights a cautious approach Trump allies have adopted as the Republican party barrels toward a potential bloodbath in the midterms. Some Republicans fear Trump firing Rosenstein now would only further energize Democrats making the case to voters that the president is corrupt and needs to be reined in by a Democratic House.

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In a Friday interview, Jordan, one of Rosenstein’s fiercest critics in Congress, sidestepped questions about whether the House should revisit Rosenstein’s impeachment or try to hold him in contempt of Congress. Rather, he said, a more focused push to obtain sensitive documents from the Justice Department — which Trump’s allies say would expose anti-Trump bias and corruption the FBI — is the most urgent priority.

“I want to see those memos and evaluate them,” said Jordan, who has clashed publicly with Rosenstein over access to documents and accused him of threatening House Intelligence Committee staffers, an allegation Rosenstein denied.

Politico cites two possible explanations for lawmakers’ hesitation: Republicans are running out of time before members devote themselves full-time to their reelection campaigns. Republicans are worried that the story could have been intentionally planted to provoke Rosenstein’s firing in order to improve Democrats’ chances of retaking the Senate AND the House (Trump actively moving to crush the Mueller probe would be quite the propaganda win for the Dems).

Sean Hannity took this latter theory a step further during his show on Friday evening, where he urged Trump not to fire Rosie and instead insisted that the story could have been a “trap”. He added that he had been told by “multiple sources” that the story was planted by unspecified “enemies of Trump.”

“I have a message for the president tonight,” Hannity said Friday night. “Under zero circumstances should the president fire anybody…the president needs to know it is all a setup.”

Still, a handful of conservative commentators, including Laura Ingraham, urged Trump to fire Rosenstein immediately. And for Trump’s part, he hinted at a rally Friday night in Missouri that he planned to “get rid” of the “lingering stench” at the DOJ, which many interpreted as a hint that his firing is imminent.

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