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The Syrian victory over terrorists in Deir ez-Zor is horrifying Israel.

Syrian political commentator Afraa Dagher offers her first reaction to Israel’s illegal strike on Syria.

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Israeli TV recently reported concerns about the advances of the Syrian Army in the east of Syria, particularly in relation to the breaking of the ISIS sign on Deir ez-Zor ,an ISIS stronghold for around four years. Israeli analysts were shown watching reports on the victory of President Assad and the Syrian Army in Deir ez-Zor as they broke the siege and starting liberating more territory from ISIS.

The Syrian Army and their allies finally met with the  17th Republic Guard Brigade and the Airport Defenders in Deir ez-Zor who spent three years under terrorists siege. The US led coalition bombed Al-Thardeh mountain in Deir ez-Zor to keep the siege on the military airport and this airstrikes killed one tenth of the Syrian soldiers which in turn paved the way to the terrorists to advance into the city.Simultaneously Israeli targeted military positions on the southern front of Syria, all in September of 2016.

Over the last two years, Israel’s geo-strategic goal has shifted from seeking the destruction of the Syrian government to the goal of partitioning Syria in order to drive a geographical wedge between the growing alliance between Iran, Iraq, Syria, Southern Lebanon and parts of Palestine.

Deir ez-Zor was the last stand for Israel and its ally the United States, to break the resistance line from Teheran to Damascus and beyond this, Hezbollah Their dream of making Deir ez-Zor another Berlin and separate Syria into east and west and break the connection between the resistance axis turned into a nightmare after the great advance of the Syrian Army in Deir ez-Zor. Since then, the Army has  regained most of the city and has been welcomed by the besieged Syrian civilians of the city..

The Israelis openly admit this strategy on their local television programs.

As relayed on Al-Myadeen TV, one Israeli stated,

“I can’t sleep after this victory of the Syrian Army, Iran and Hezbollah in the East of Syria. II cannot find a way to be optimistic about this. Assad is winning”.

Earlier this morning at 02.43 on Thursday the 7 of September 2017, Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace and aggressively fired missiles on a Syrian military position in the Masyaf  countryside, in the western part of Hama Governorate. The illegal Israeli strikes killed  two of the brave Syrian Army soldiers who defend the whole world against terrorists. Additionally, the aggressive Israeli action and caused material damage to the site.

The Israeli media has taken a cowardly and shameful attitude when faced with the fact that it has lost in Syria. Israeli media has stated that its aggressive act was the bombing of a chemical plant in Syria, even though Syria relinquish its chemical weapons in 2014, having never previously used them.

This is the bizarre and factually inaccurate pretext tgat both the U.S. and Israel use as a justification for illegal aggression against Syria, whenever the Syrian Army scores a major victory against western backed terrorists, including the so-called ISIS. A martyr fro my extended family who was in Deir ez-zor, a slain man called Karma, updated his followers on social media about how every time the Syrian Army advanced towards a terrorist position, they were targeted by US aircraft.

Our Russian comrades lost martyrs in Deir ez-Zor as well as in Palmyra, helping to defend Syria against terrorism. In this sense, while Russia maintains normal relations with Israel, the Russian military has helped to contain Israel’s ambitions to destroy Syria by covertly partnering with terrorist groups. Even Hamas has taken Israel’s side against the secular government in Damascus and furthermore Israel continues to open up its hospitals to wounded terrorists while using its American made fighter-jets to target the forces in Syria who are fighting the terrorists.

We the Syrian people have a dream to see these aggressive Zionist warplanes being shot down. Their presence violates international law and their actions aid the terrorists we Syrians are fighting.

Enough is enough.

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Just for the helicopter view for whomever needs it: east of Syria has oil… And Israel is illegally tapping from it – they call this area “Israeli side of Golan heights”.

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charlie
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charlie

Farewell Isra hell

mlnw
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mlnw

I’m just waiting to read about the Israeli ‘adviser’ bodycount in DeIr-ez-Zor.

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

Me too 🙂

Neil
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Neil

I really think we’ll see some change for the better soon. Netanyasshole has pushed too far for total destruction of Palestine. He would have done better if he’d gone for the two state solution. US and Saudi are circling the drain. The whole world wants to see a Palestinian state at UN.

SFC Steven M Barry USA RET
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SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

They were recently extracted by the US.

permopin
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permopin

Syrians need to look for inspiration in North Korea.

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

They’ve got Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah.

Seán Murphy
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Seán Murphy

Why aren’t Russian and Iranian missiles shooting down these Israeli terrorist planes?

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

They were in Lebanon airspace, and Russia has no arrangement with them. Unlike the U.S. and Israel, Russia is not a rogue nation totally disrespectful of international law.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

First of all it is for the Government of Syria to decide what if any retaliation is made and Russia respects its sovereignty in this regard.

Here is an explanation of why Syria has not immediately struck back:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-08/israel-launches-air-strikes-syria-and-assads-waiting-game

Kaput
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Kaput

I would bet on Pakistan…………. or even China………

Guy
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Guy

Where are the S-400s when you need them ?

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

Not in Lebanon. Russia doesn’t have an agreement to supply or use them there. Besides, the Russians and Syrians are waiting past the probes to inflict a crushing defeat on a really serious attack.

Abi Shah
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Abi Shah

I do believe the only deterrent left for most sovereign nations such as the free Syrian state is to arm itself to the teeth with the aid of nuclear arsenal helped along by the only other muslim nuclear powerhouse Pakistan. North Korea understood this and have shown a relentless steadfast attitude towards any type of aggression towards its borders by the zionist agenda namely THE uNITES STATES OF ISRAEL. The Plan to fragment and destabilise all the muslim nations surrounding the zionist apartheid state of Israel may have come to fruition if not for the intervention by the might of… Read more »

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

You were doing real well until you reached the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, a known plagiarized forgery.

Seán Murphy
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Seán Murphy

For a forgery, it’s remarkable how accurate it has been.

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

So you think the forger knew what he was talking about?

Mike from Ramsbottom
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Mike from Ramsbottom

We do.

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

Study the Rothschild and their syndicate.

Ray Comeau
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Ray Comeau

That is a brilliant suggestion.

Penrose
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Penrose

In which case poetic license created by a master. Makes Nostradamus look like a piker.

Beto
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Beto

It is not. Some people want us to believe that. If you search on Wikipedia you will find you The protocols of the Elders of Zion with the word forgery all over it. If it is really a forgery why are some people so invested on pushing this type of message?. It makes me doubt their real purpose.

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

Different people have different reasons. When Zionists push it, it is for the purpose of ritual defamation of critics of Zionist conduct.

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

You’re right about the Zionists have compromised the reliability of Wikipedia. But for them that is only another dark crimes of their commission that leaves them unbothered.

Wikipedia editing courses launched by Zionist groups
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/aug/18/wikipedia-editing-zionist-groups

Abi Shah
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Abi Shah

I beg to differ on your short rebuttal…if you really read between the lines and the points raised in the book everything which has transpired since their new pearl harbor event(911 attacks+inside job )there are clear indications of a huge surge by the jewish zionist state to bring about a NEW WORLD ORDER by destroying the Islamic world through a proxy entity known as the Israeli secret intelligence service(ISIS)their leader Al-Baghdadi aka a jewish mossad operative posing as a muslim jihadi pictured clearly along side Sen John Mc cain. Do you deny this fact? Also the protocols is not a… Read more »

Ray Comeau
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Ray Comeau

I like your post without the reference to the’ Protocol of the Elders of Zion’ . We already know what the Zionists are capable of.

seby
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seby

The conflict in Syria was always israel’s war. Because israel had staked first its survival and ultimately its growth into a dominant regional power on the disunity of its neighbouring nations i.e. the Yinon Plan. It comes as no surprise that, faced with a winding-down of the Syrian conflict, it is now moving sharply against that development. Hopefully with the push by BRICS for a genuinely multipolar world, unity will be generated now also in the Middle East marking an end to the period of israel/America’s militaristic terrorism that was imposed on the world since the same time the racist… Read more »

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

We are in a race with climate change and the 6th great extinction, and the Zionist entity is but one of the many heads of the hydra obstructing us.

Ray Comeau
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Ray Comeau

Let us hope so.

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

“We the Syrian people have a dream to see these aggressive Zionist warplanes being shot down.”

Millions of the worlds citizens wish the same. Frankly ,if there had never been Jews on this earth , I would feel no loss.

It is important though in any conflict not to be drawn into diversions that the enemy (Israel) seeks to create. There will be a time for confronting Israel but it is not today or tomorrow.

Seán Murphy
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Seán Murphy

What a peaceful world we would live in if there were no joos.

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

And also the gangs of roving thieves called Gypsy’s and Travellers who seem to increase every year in Europe whilst the police deal with ‘far more important’ things like ‘hurting a trans gender freaks feelings’.

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

it was a real bad idea wrecking their homelands, wasn’t it?

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

I never realised that Southern Ireland had been destroyed 🙂

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

So the Irish are your problem?

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

The feral ones that come here in caravans and illegally trespass on other peoples land that they cover with waste and filth whilst they plunder the area and intimidate the residents before moving on to their next victims for extortion, theft, violence and general mayhem.
Its akin to a plague of rats that devour and desecrate all they scurry to.

These roving bands of thieves increase every year and cost hundreds of millions in clean up costs + more importantly the fear and disruption of law abiding citizens.

Ithamer
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Ithamer

The jews have contributed well beyond their numbers to the well being of the todays World,
The problem is the jews occupation of Palestine , they should be moved because their fate is less secure today than it was at this time last year….

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

Not possible until we hang all the banksters and their co-conspirators.

Ray Comeau
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Ray Comeau

Imprison, not hang !

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

Right! That’s where American cops do their hangings.

ruca
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ruca

Hang or castrate.

Kaput
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Kaput

then your only hope is to destroy the vatican and the gentleman in black living next door.

Kaput
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Kaput

dnt know of any ethnicity called Jew……only Hebrews that speak Hebrew lol …….. and it seems that the Saudis are in fact ” jews “……….. now work that out……….. if you can…… joos or saudis or other schmuck is no problem, I say………. Pharisee, nhau being a very well known, as was Ben Gurion , the butcher of Shbitla and so on………

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

Depends which Jews didn’t exist.
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TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

Meanwhile, beware the sayanim. Sayanim Israeli Operatives in the U.S. By Jeff Gates July 20, 2010 “Veterans Today” — Americans know that something fundamental is amiss. They sense—rightly—that they are being misled no matter which political party does the leading. A long misinformed public lacks the tools to grasp how they are being deceived. Without those tools, Americans will continue to be frustrated at being played for the fool. When the “con” is clearly seen, “the mark” (that’s us) will see that all roads lead to the same duplicitous source: Israel and its operatives. The secret to Israel’s force-multiplier in… Read more »

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

I would agree with all of that but without a thirst for knowledge, particularly the study of all historical opinions and events, the self love of so many in the West is allowing Zionist criminals to control their lives.

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

More like the brainwashing and propaganda.

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

Yep. Hollywood at its jingoistic best. Captain America never lose 🙂

Ray Comeau
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Ray Comeau

all 3 things self love,brainwashing, and propaganda + perhaps
‘fear’ !

Kaput
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Kaput

the roths and rocks, are mere puppets…………. the roths + beth, bought/stole palestine and gave it to the hebrews. Lawrence of Arabia lol another false flag……………….. these guys must go back to the desert, live in tents and be kicked out of every nation………… something like the Roma, lol who wants them ??

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

Send them all to live in California 🙂 and build a bloody big wall around the whole area. + minefields.

Ray Comeau
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Ray Comeau

Neo Cons. I now see the two definitions of the word cons: Neo Conservatives and con men. But both the Democrats and Republicans are the same. They both represent the Deep State, and they are full of Neo Conservatives who con the people/voters. Tommy Douglas, a renouned Canadian Politician who gave Canada our Health System, had a story equating the Liberal and Conservative parties to a white cat and a black cat, and the people as mice. And at election time the mice would at first vote for the white cat and of course they would be decimated, so the… Read more »

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

You got it!

Voltaire
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Voltaire

Good analysis

The Israelis have conquered Washington using the neoocons….virtually all of whom are Jewish….

http://www.hugequestions.com/Eric/TFC/FromOthers/list-of-neocons-for-Iraq-war.htm

The neocons, along with AIPAC, control US foreign policy and have done so since Bill Clinton opened the doors to them

They are responsible for the numerous wars crimes committed by the US throuyghout the Middle East for 30 year now…torture, illegal aggression, rendition, murder, atrocities…alml well documented..starting with Paul Wolfowitz….the creator of the mayhem and mass murder in Iraq and the Middle East….which continues to this day…

tjoes
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tjoes

Check out the signatories on this for a start:

OPEN LETTER ON DONALD TRUMP FROM GOP NATIONAL SECURITY LEADERS

http://WARONTHEROCKS.COM/2016/03/OPEN-LETTER-ON-DONALD-TRUMP-FROM-GOP-NATIONAL-SECURITY-LEADERS/

Wolfowitz not on it, but most of his cult is.

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

You’re talking about the most infamous ones. That cult and syndicate has a lot more members, the number of which I can’t even begin to guess. They don’t publish membership lists, except for front organizations with a lot of useful idiots mixed in.

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

As if our ruling elite needed help being evil to other people before the Rothschild syndicate took over in December 1913. I guess you’re familiar with what Benjamin Freedman had to say about Woodrow Wilson.

santiago
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santiago

Wouldn’t even consider using “vetrans today” as a source of information, they have made up to many stories and that much has been admitted and FLAUNTED by some of the sites creators.

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

I understand. Thinking for yourself is something you never do. You have no ability to see bullshit or check things out. I bet you love the Sulzberger’s NYT and Bezos’ Post. You think that Jeff Gates deserves ritual defamation.

Mistaron
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Mistaron

He’s right. VT does come up with some questionable stuff, but it also posts some quite informative info too.

S’ok as long as you have yer BS filter turned on.

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

I think they use the clown stuff to provide fiber for the spooks. It’s called poisoning the well.

Kaput
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Kaput

lets not forget the Jesuits………… namely the black Pope. …. these are the very real anti-christ……….. Babylon ( Irak )……. they worship the Sun……….. etc etc…….. Sumeria, long story pal………… probably a knot Jes & jos …….. the same breed.

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

I agree. All to many religious cults encourage mindless violence for the benefit of the very few.

Ray Comeau
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Ray Comeau

I do not believe it is all Jews. I suggest it is the Zionist Jews and their USA supporters.

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

Yes

cap960
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cap960

It is called greed!

hestroy
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hestroy

Most of those joos think they are superior race.

Ray Comeau
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Ray Comeau

The UN should stop the USA and Israel from these dastardly deeds.

Kaput
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Kaput

the un is being run by a portuguese jesuit, an ex pm……….. lol howcome you go up the ladder so easily >>>>>>>>> Jesuits are above anything and everything, they murdered Kennedy, Kennedys son, Onassis son, and so on……….. lol they even created the mafiosi.

Shahna
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“We the Syrian people have a dream to see these aggressive Zionist warplanes being shot down.”
—————-
We dream with you Honey.
Hang in there – they WILL be leaving. They and their American allies and terrorists.

Kaput
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Kaput

my dear, your dream is too feeble……. the beast 666 must get the final blow.

bluewater
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bluewater

Jordan Maxwell The Queen of England Exposed

NWO, Middle East Wars

CIA,Knights Of Malta,Vatican…Banking,Oil,Drug Cartels

Jordan Maxwell starting at 9:35…Israel..good expose of the Controllers and the Bankers…Jim Marrs
at 34 minutes VERY IMPORTANT..Your Social Security

https://youtu.be/Jej0njmkd8k

Kaput
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Kaput

beth is a descendent of ancient rulers of Babylon, the woman is not even brits. her husband has 3 different European monarchy blood lines. The Supreme of the church of England, what a joke. These beasts all intermarried ( since BC ) so they all family, all royal houses have blood ” connection “, so they may keep it pure and evil.

bluewater
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bluewater

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Saxe-Coburg-Gotha then changed to House of Windsor, and Bush’s are the Hapsburgs that ruled Austria for 800 years..
Barbara Bush married George H. Bush related to Queen lizzy and Prince Charles is cousin to George W. bush…ALL SATANISTS

johnplatinumgoss
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johnplatinumgoss

My heart goes out to the people of Syria fighting to keep hold of what is theirs, while the aggressive Israelis continue to fight to try and take what is not theirs.

michael houston
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michael houston

israel is clever but not wise……the clock is ticking….keep doing what you are doing and see where it ends up…..everyday brings you closer….you need….in a hurry to learn how to exist with others….how to treat others…..but i know you can’t and i know you won’t even try…..keep listening to your rabbi’s…..worship the talmud…..and we’ll watch you die…..watch you parish…..in another of your self inflicted holocausts…..and i know you don’t have a clue as to what is that i am talking about…..so go ahead down that path…..see where it leads…..everything has a beginning……and it also has the inevitable “end”…..so go ahead….keep… Read more »

tapatio
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tapatio

True. But there are two factors that must be considered………

1) The Zionist/Talmudic doomsday plan – their Samson Option, which MUST be destroyed long before these creatures comprehend that their god, Rothschild, will never own the world.

2) The Gentile quislings in Washington and elsewhere who are hanging on the coat-tails of the Zionist-Talmudic Disease and could use their own WMDs to support IsraHELL.

The Zionists and their minions can easily be defeated in a conventional war or economic war. In a nuclear war, everybody loses.

seby
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seby

Boy, The Duran comments pages are getting as weird as those at ZeroHedge. One does feel the agent provocateurs working out of or on subsidy from tel aviv are busy.

Here’s some real history about the US empire military army base / arms factory called israel that has been a bane to the whole world, not just directly to the Middle East.

The Myth of the U.N. Creation of Israel https://www.jeremyrhammond.com/2010/10/26/the-myth-of-the-u-n-creation-of-israel/

cap960
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cap960

ISIS States of America and their ISrael friends lost big time. The sore losers are in panic mode one evacuates their citizens out of Deir ez-zor by helicopter the other bombs SAA. Shame has no meaning for our sore losers.

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

God bless Russia, And history will remember Assad did not run away, even when defeat looked imminent

pogohere
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US set to quit Al Tanf. Pro-Iranian force moves in DEBKAfile Special Report September 8, 2017, 8:29 AM (IDT) While Israeli jets were bombing the Syrian CERS chemical facility at Masyaf, 38km west of the central Syrian town of Hama, early Thursday, Sept 7, control of the Syrian-Iraqi border to the east was quietly changing hands. . . . Thursday night, Israel’s Defense Mnister Avigdor Lieberman, while ducking confirmation of the Israeli air strike in Masyaf, affirmed instead: “We shall not allow the formation of a Shiite corridor from Iran to Lebanon.” He was followed by Israeli Military Intelligence (AMAN)… Read more »

Rafat Merchant
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Rafat Merchant

Israel and American aim is to destroy Syria, Iraq and then Iran to form Greater Israel, Gulf Monarchs toed Israel and America, Gulf monarchs are being as puppet dogs, later on these dogs will be killed and Greater Israel will be formed. God knows what is truth.comment image comment image comment image comment image comment image

tony
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tony

Get back the golan heights now.

Amyah Labrèche-Docq
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Amyah Labrèche-Docq

Israel is furious because their creation toy ~ ISIS ~ is now broken? Poor muffins!

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Britain can reverse Article 50.

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The UK is free to unilaterally revoke a notification to depart from the EU, the European Court has ruled. The judicial body said this could be done without changing the terms of London’s membership in the bloc.

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) opined in a document issued on Monday that Britain can reverse Article 50, which stipulates the way a member state leaves the bloc. The potentially important ruling comes only one day before the House of Commons votes on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the EU.

“When a Member State has notified the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the European Union, as the UK has done, that Member State is free to revoke unilaterally that notification,” the court’s decision reads.

By doing so, the respective state “reflects a sovereign decision to retain its status as a Member State of the European Union.”

That said, this possibility remains in place “as long as a withdrawal agreement concluded between the EU and that Member State has not entered into force.” Another condition is: “If no such agreement has been concluded, for as long as the two-year period from the date of the notification of the intention to withdraw from the EU.”

The case was opened when a cross-party group of British politicians asked the court whether an EU member such as the UK can decide on its own to revoke the withdrawal process. It included Labour MEPs Catherine Stihler and David Martin, Scottish MPs Joanna Cherry Alyn Smith, along with Green MSPs Andy Wightman and Ross Greer.

They argued that unilateral revocation is possible and believe it could provide an opening to an alternative to Brexit, namely holding another popular vote to allow the UK to remain in the EU.

“If the UK chooses to change their minds on Brexit, then revoking Article 50 is an option and the European side should make every effort to welcome the UK back with open arms,” Smith, the SNP member, was quoted by Reuters.

However, May’s environment minister, Michael Gove, a staunch Brexit supporter, denounced the ECJ ruling, insisting the cabinet will not reverse its decision to leave. “We will leave on March 29, [2019]” he said, referring to the date set out in the UK-EU Brexit deal.

In the wake of the landmark vote on the Brexit deal, a group of senior ministers threatened to step down en masse if May does not try to negotiate a better deal in Brussels, according to the Telegraph. The ministers demanded that an alternative deal does not leave the UK trapped within the EU customs union indefinitely.

On Sunday, Will Quince resigned as parliamentary private secretary in the Ministry of Defense, saying in a Telegraph editorial that “I do not want to be explaining to my constituents why Brexit is still not over and we are still obeying EU rules in the early 2020s or beyond.”

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Seven Days of Failures for the American Empire

The American-led world system is experiencing setbacks at every turn.

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On November 25, two artillery boats of the Gyurza-M class, the Berdiansk and Nikopol, one tugboat, the Yany Kapu, as well as 24 crew members of the Ukrainian Navy, including two SBU counterintelligence officers, were detained by Russian border forces. In the incident, the Russian Federation employed Sobol-class patrol boats Izumrud and Don, as  well as two Ka-52, two Su-25 and one Su-30 aircraft.

Ukraine’s provocation follows the advice of several American think-tanks like the Atlantic Council, which have been calling for NATO involvement in the Sea of Azov for months. The area is strategically important for Moscow, which views its southern borders, above all the Sea of Azov, as a potential flash point for conflict due to the Kiev’s NATO-backed provocations.

To deter such adventurism, Moscow has deployed to the Kerch Strait and the surrounding coastal area S-400 batteries, modernized S-300s, anti-ship Bal missile systems, as well as numerous electronic-warfare systems, not to mention the Russian assets and personnel arrayed in the military districts abutting Ukraine. Such provocations, egged on by NATO and American policy makers, are meant to provide a pretext for further sanctions against Moscow and further sabotage Russia’s relations with European countries like Germany, France and Italy, as well as, quite naturally, to frustrate any personal interaction between Trump and Putin.

This last objective seems to have been achieved, with the planned meeting between Trump and Putin at the G20 in Buenos Aires being cancelled. As to the the other objectives, they seem to have failed miserably, with Berlin, Paris and Rome showing no intention of imposing additional sanctions against Russia, recognizing the Ukrainian provocation fow what it is. The intention to further isolate Moscow by the neocons, neoliberals and most of the Anglo-Saxon establishment seems to have failed, demonstrated in Buenos Aires with the meeting between the BRICS countries on the sidelines and the bilateral meetings between Putin and Merkel.

On November 30, following almost two-and-a-half months of silence, the Israeli air force bombed Syria with three waves of cruise missiles. The first and second waves were repulsed over southern Syria, and the third, composed of surface-to-surface missiles, were also downed. At the same time, a loud explosion was heard in al-Kiswah, resulting in the blackout of Israeli positions in the area.

The Israeli attack was fully repulsed, with possibly two IDF drones being downed as well. This effectiveness of Syria’s air defenses corresponds with Russia’s integration of Syria’s air defenses with its own systems, manifestly improving the Syrians’ kill ratios even without employing the new S-300 systems delivered to Damascus, let alone Russia’s own S-400s. The Pantsirs and S-200s are enough for the moment, confirming my hypothesis more than two months ago that the modernized S-300 in the hands of the Syrian army is a potentially lethal weapon even for the F-35, forbidding the Israelis from employing their F-35s.

With the failed Israeli attack testifying to effectiveness of Russian air-defense measures recently deployed to the country, even the United States is finding it difficult to operate in the country. As the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War confirms:

“Russia has finished an advanced anti-access/area denial (A2AD) network in Syria that combines its own air defense and electronic warfare systems with modernized equipment. Russia can use these capabilities to mount the long-term strategic challenge of the US and NATO in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East, significantly widen the geographic reach of Russia’s air defense network. Russia stands to gain a long-term strategic advantage over NATO through its new capabilities in Syria. The US and NATO must now account for the risk of a dangerous escalation in the Middle East amidst any confrontation with Russia in Eastern Europe.”

The final blow in a decidedly negative week for Washington’s ambitions came in Buenos Aires during the G20, where Xi Jinping was clearly the most awaited guest, bringing in his wake investments and opportunities for cooperation and mutual benefit, as opposed to Washington’s sanctions and tariffs for its own benefit to the detriment of others. The key event of the summit was the dinner between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump that signalled Washington’s defeat in the trade war with Beijing. Donald Trump fired the first shot of the economic war, only to succumb just 12 months later with GM closing five plants and leaving 14,000 unemployed at home as Trump tweeted about his economic achievements.

Trump was forced to suspend any new tariffs for a period of ninety days, with his Chinese counterpart intent on demonstrating how an economic war between the two greatest commercial powers had always been a pointless propagandistic exercise. Trump’s backtracking highlights Washington’s vulnerability to de-dollarization, the Achilles’ heel of US hegemony.

The American-led world system is experiencing setbacks at every turn. The struggle between the Western elites seems to be reaching a boil, with Frau Merkel ever more isolated and seeing her 14-year political dominance as chancellor petering out. Macron seems to be vying for the honor of being the most unpopular French leader in history, provoking violent protests that have lasted now for weeks, involving every sector of the population. Macron will probably be able to survive this political storm, but his political future looks dire.

The neocons/neoliberals have played one of the last cards available to them using the Ukrainian provocation, with Kiev only useful as the West’s cannon fodder against Russia. In Syria, with the conflict coming to a close and Turkey only able to look on even as it maintains a strong foothold in Idlib, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States are similarly unable to affect the course of the conflict. The latest Israeli aggression proved to be a humiliation for Tel Aviv and may have signalled a clear, possibly definitive warning from Moscow, Tehran and Damascus to all the forces in the region. The message seems to be that there is no longer any possibility of changing the course of the conflict in Syria, and every provocation from here on will be decisively slapped down. Idlib is going to be liberated and America’s illegal presence in the north of Syria will have to be dealt with at the right time.

Ukraine’s provocation has only strengthened Russia’s military footprint in Crimea and reinforced Russia’s sovereign control over the region. Israel’s recent failure in Syria only highlights how the various interventions of the US, the UK, France and Turkey over the years have only obliged the imposition of an almost unparalleled A2AD space that severely limits the range of options available to Damascus’s opponents.

The G20 also served to confirm Washington’s economic diminution commensurate with its military one in the face of an encroaching multipolar environment. The constant attempts to delegitimize the Trump administration by America’s elites, also declared an enemy by the European establishment, creates a picture of confusion in the West that benefits capitals like New Delhi, Moscow, Beijing and Tehran who offer instead stability, cooperation and dialogue.

As stated in previous articles, the confusion reigning amongst the Western elites only accelerates the transition to a multipolar world, progressively eroding the military and economic power of the US.

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Is Silicon Valley Morphing Into The Morality Police?

Who gets to define what words and phrases protected under the First Amendment constitute hate — a catchall word that is often ascribed to any offensive speech someone simply doesn’t like?

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Silicon Valley used to be technology companies. But it has become the “morality police,” controlling free speech on its platforms.

What could go wrong?

In a speech Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said:

“Hate tries to make its headquarters in the digital world. At Apple, we believe that technology needs to have a clear point of view on this challenge. There is no time to get tied up in knots. That’s why we only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division and violence: You have no place on our platforms.”

Here’s the goliath problem:

Who gets to define what words and phrases protected under the First Amendment constitute hate — a catchall word that is often ascribed to any offensive speech someone simply doesn’t like?

Will Christians who don’t support abortion rights or having their tax dollars go toward Planned Parenthood be considered purveyors of hate for denying women the right to choose? Will millions of Americans who support legal immigration, as opposed to illegal immigration, be labeled xenophobes or racists and be banned from the digital world?

Yes and yes. How do we know? It’s already happening, as scores of conservatives nationwide are being shadow banned and/or censored on social media, YouTube, Google and beyond.

Their crime?

Running afoul of leftist Silicon Valley executives who demand conformity of thought and simply won’t tolerate any viewpoint that strays from their rigid political orthodoxy.

For context, consider that in oppressive Islamist regimes throughout the Middle East, the “morality police” take it upon themselves to judge women’s appearance, and if a woman doesn’t conform with their mandatory and highly restrictive dress code — e.g., wearing an identity-cloaking burqa — she could be publicly shamed, arrested or even stoned in the town square.

In modern-day America, powerful technology companies are actively taking the role of the de facto morality police — not when it comes to dress but when it comes to speech — affecting millions. Yes, to date, those affected are not getting stoned, but they are being blocked in the digital town square, where billions around the globe do their business, cultivate their livelihoods, connect with others and get news.

That is a powerful cudgel to levy against individuals and groups of people. Wouldn’t you say?

Right now, unelected tech billionaires living in a bubble in Palo Alto — when they’re not flying private to cushy climate summits in Davos — are deciding who gets to enjoy the freedom of speech enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and who does not based on whether they agree with people’s political views and opinions or not.

You see how dangerous this can get — real fast — as partisan liberal elites running Twitter, Facebook, Google (including YouTube), Apple and the like are now dictating to Americans what they can and cannot say online.

In communist regimes, these types of folks are known as central planners.

The election of Donald Trump was supposed to safeguard our freedoms, especially regarding speech — a foundational pillar of a democracy. It’s disappointing that hasn’t happened, as the censorship of conservative thought online has gotten so extreme and out of control many are simply logging off for good.

A failure to address this mammoth issue could cost Trump in 2020. If his supporters are blocked online — where most voters get their news — he’ll be a one-term president.

It’s time for Congress to act before the morality police use political correctness as a Trojan horse to decide our next election.

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