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WATCH: Americans favor war with North Korea, but cannot locate it on a map

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A reporter from the Jimmy Kimmel Live talk show went to Hollywood Boulevard to ask the man and woman on the street where North Korea is.

None of the individuals interviewed could locate North Korea while some of the gussies were as wildly inaccurate as to locate North Korea in Canada, Oman, Kazakhstan, Argentina, Iran, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Vietnam and Pakistan.

Notice that unlike some western maps, Russia is correctly listed as an Asian country. 

Now watch Americans being clueless about a country their President is threatening to reduce to flame.

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VeeNarian (Yerevan)
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VeeNarian (Yerevan)

Same old ignorant Yanks!

permopin
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permopin

And I suppose that is only the educated ones, like Waters.

Marc Leif
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Marc Leif

That’s very funny. Hey, at least she knew Putin’s Russia “annexed” Korea !

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

And recently she qualified Putin as Vice President of the United States! LOL
Alzheimer disease rule the American politics.

Marc Leif
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Marc Leif

Funny again. Forgot about that piece of brilliance.

permopin
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permopin

Russia left E Germany long ago, but Walter & Co have plans for Crimea.

thnkfryrslf
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thnkfryrslf

Many of them seem to think it’s okay to go to war with a country they can’t even find on a map! The biggest threat to the world is driven by American anti-intellectualism.

Simon
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Simon

Which is funny because the North Koreans seem to have a very good understanding of the location of Guam…or Seattle or LA etc.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

If you make a survey, I bet that an overwhelming majority in US don’t know where Guam is.

Mike from Ramsbottom
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Mike from Ramsbottom

I believe that sadly, most of the sailors on the US ships which dock in Guam don’t know whereabouts in the world they are, either.

Marc Leif
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Marc Leif

That’s probably quite true.

Bryan
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Bryan

It is true, I went to Guam when I was in the USN serving the corporate oligarchy and I know I couldn’t point to it on an unlabeled map back then. Now that I’ve woken up, I can identify where most countries are.

Rick Rockwell
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Rick Rockwell

I’d bet lots of them don’t know where Seattle or LA is either.

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

It is all a matter of education…

Mike
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Mike

Arh no, their military would, I suspect you ask everyday people on the street as they did here in US, then I doubt they would know. SO a bit of a stupid statement to make.

ExtremeMiddleOfTheRoader
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ExtremeMiddleOfTheRoader

> …the location of Guam…or Seattle or LA etc.
Seattle I understand, but I don’t recall the ‘Dear Leader’ having any interest in Louisiana.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Same thing happened in 2003. While approving the war on Iraq, 75% of Americans could not locate the country on a map.
Same thing happened in 2014. 87% of Americans couldn’t locate Ukraine on a world map.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/04/07/the-less-americans-know-about-ukraines-location-the-more-they-want-u-s-to-intervene/?utm_term=.aa3aada704d5

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Where is North Korea? Here are guesses from 1,746 American adults: 64% couldn’t locate it on a map. The dots indicate their response:comment image

Shahna
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I see your map leaves out all those who think NK is in the US or Canada!
Which that interview showed – there are a few.

Bryan
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Bryan

From the results, they can’t even identify north and south. Why would anyone pick the southern portion of anywhere?

Marc Leif
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Marc Leif

Most Americans couldn’t find the US on a map. Imagine if they would have shown different planets —

Gonzogal
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Shahna
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From the second link:

actual courses that have been taught at U.S. universities in recent years…
-“What If Harry Potter Is Real?”
-“Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame”
-“Philosophy And Star Trek”
-“Learning From YouTube”
-“How To Watch Television”

BWAHAHAHA HAHAHA HAHAAH!
Sheesh – and they think they SHOULD rule the world!

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

Isnt it full-blown CRAZY!? And yet they are taught and BELIEVE that they are the “Exceptional” Nation….exceptionally stupid covers it!

santiago
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santiago

Surreal for me, have to convince myself that is real.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

What else could you expect from a less than 300-year-old country, with no history, no culture and not even a language of its own? Where a 110-year trinket is considered “antique”? So they study Gaga at University, but 80% cannot speak a second language.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

They cant even speak English correctly much less a second language!

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

English is my fourth 🙂

Avramijevdan
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Avramijevdan

It would be better if they wouldn’t know who alt right retards or left libtards are. And it would be much, much better if they would not fall for either Hitlery or Mr. Dumb. But these were just some girls so who cares. How about “serious” people being alt retards who are trying to sell to the rest of the world “we can change” story. How do they plan to do it? They invented the new name (alt retard) that’s how and they brought new President Mr. Dumb who will see it trough. After his term words retard and dumb… Read more »

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

my2Cents
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my2Cents

Great video thanks!!

HerrinSchadenfreude
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HerrinSchadenfreude

I miss this show terribly.

Shahna
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“I have absolutely no idea where it is but hey – YEAH – let’s go BOMB it!”
That’s phücking Yanks for you!

You guys seen this one:
fort-russ.com/2017/08/refugees-leave-surroundings-of-palmyra.html

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

And their own country most probably either.

Mike
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Mike

And there you have it….no need to say anymore.

US soldiers are pussies
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US soldiers are pussies

Americans are retards.

Mike Doverskog
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Mike Doverskog

I would love to disagree with you … but I can’t with a clean conscience. If I were to put it politely I’d probably go along the lines of that they are probably the most advanced nation in the general dumbing down race. 😉

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

They’re not supposed to know where it is, are they? John Taylor Gatto wrote an excellent book or essay years ago, called ‘Dumbing Us Down’. It sounds as though his observation has born fruit and been a resounding success.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

“None of the individuals interviewed could locate North Korea”
I’m wondering if Trump can.
Obama obviously didn’t know where Afghanistan is, as he located it in the Middle East and wanted to send the American translators from Iraq to there. He thought Afghanis speak Arabic. He even claimed that Austrians speak … Austrian, and that Europe is a … country. He doesn’t even know how many states are in the United States! And he graduated from Harvard Law School “magna cum laude”!
While senator McCain spoke about Iraq and Afghanistan’s “common border” …

Mike Doverskog
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Mike Doverskog

Let’s just say that education in the US is … selective. 😉

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Let’s just say that the level of education in US is awful.
http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/529db2aa6bb3f7f9318b1f62-1009-712/screen%20shot%202013-12-03%20at%205.29.16%20am.png
The United State ranks below the OECD average in every category: 31st in math, 24th in science and 21st in reading.

Marc Leif
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Marc Leif

I take it Russia is not a member of OECD?

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

I wondered about that too.

Mike Doverskog
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Mike Doverskog

What I meant by “selective” is that it seems to me that people can be highly qualified in science disciplines, business, law, medicine etc. but have a very poor understanding of culture, geography, demographics, history and ideology where it does not specifically is in regard to American history, American geography, American politics, American culture and so on. There is generally a complete lack, right from the top, of the imaginative capacity required to even contemplate that there exists value systems and beliefs that are entirely different to ones own. Thus conflicts arise, not always from animosity but from misunderstandings that… Read more »

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Specialization comes AFTER. The primary and secondary education are supposed to teach students general knowledge as reading, writing, math and science basis, history, geography, etc. At 18, any youth should be able to read a map, recognize continents, countries and capitals, own country and world general history, and to master at least ONE foreign language, all that French call “culture générale”. I’ve got all that from school. Later on, I’ got my Master Degree in Physics. When you see young Americans point on a map at Canada, Australia or Europe, instead of Korea and Asia, one has to wonder, what… Read more »

Mike Doverskog
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Mike Doverskog

Note how many of the countries with poor education scores are rich countries where kids have a very comfortable life, constant entertainment and never have to be bored enough to engage their own imagination. Where kids are so comfortable that education is the worst hardship they are made to endure rather than a way to not have to take part in the labor and drudgery of every day life. Where kids are encouraged by the western “rock’n’roll culture” to rebel against authority and do so by turning against their immediate authority figures, parents and teachers, rather than the corrupt institutions… Read more »

Marc Leif
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Marc Leif

Fortunately, the US government has Maxine Waters as an information resource.

Bryan
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Bryan

Actually, Russia is on both sides of the Ural Mountains making it EurAsia.

Bryan
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Bryan

for that matter, Europe and Asia are the same continent so it is all EurAsia.

Rob Steenwinkel
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Rob Steenwinkel

The Americans are so very stupid ………. and brainwashed to start war and kill humans and animals everywhere!
`The Axis Of Evil`

Mike Doverskog
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Mike Doverskog

Now go ask them about recent historical events and see if they know anything about the unfinished Korean war. How many Americans, for example, are aware of the fact that U.S. planes dropped on the Korean peninsula more bombs (635,000 tons) and napalm (32,557 tons) than during the entire Pacific campaign against the Japanese during World War II? How many Americans know that “over a period of three years or so,” to quote Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay, head of the Strategic Air Command during the Korean War, “we killed off … 20 percent of the population”? According to LeMay,… Read more »

guber
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guber

This is bullshit. The same 3 or 4 women are shown guessing wildly wrong over and over again. This says nothing. But if you want to make it say something, then do note that the 3 different men were pointing into the generally correct direction and likely had it down bulls-eye on second attempt, which is why each one of them is shown only once. Total edited rubbish.

michael m
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michael m

Best to go right over the top of the Earth on Google Earth and straight to Japan. That’s them right in that area, 25 million people last I looked. I figured it was North Korea because on the map it says “North Korea”. Complications involve trade and a boarder with China so it’s not like they’re in Africa or South America. Canada? Come on, people. I’m thinking a world survey of any country wouldn’t know where Guatemala is. Knowledge and intelligence generally work together but can be confused by many. It’s dispiriting to know most of my country voted for… Read more »

Craig X
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Craig X

That is what happens when you program a population to believe in lies and celebrities….most people still believe the US went to the moon.

Greg K. Liebig Sr.
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Greg K. Liebig Sr.

THE GOSPEL MESSAGE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN KOREAN ! TOGETHEReulo mandeun mandeun seonglyeong-eulo modeun geos-eul bol su iss-eumyeo boiji anhneun yesuui bog-eum, geuliseudo, hananim, yahweui dogsaengja. hananim, uliui hananim abeoji, eotteon ingan-ui jonjaega jasin-ui joee myeolmang hal geos-ilago gikkeoihaji, salam-ui joee daehan daegaleul jibulhasil jigue geuui adeul yesuleul bonaessseubnida! yesuneun, abeojiwa inlyue daehan salang-e daehan salang, gikkeoi hananim abeoji kke inlyuleul jojeonghagi wihae haneul-e gyesin jib-ui hwalyeoeul tteonahagilo gyeoljeonghaessseubnida! yesuga cheonyeo (malia)ui tansaenghagilo gyeoljeonghaessseubnida, geuneun cheongchun-eulo chogi dangyeeseo seongjanghagilo gyeoljeonghaessseubnida. geuui salm-ui modeun yeong-yeog-eseo geuneun daleun modeun salam-eulo danji joeleul yuhoghajiman, geuleona geuneun SINhaji anh-assdadoeeossda! yesu, joe ttoneun… Read more »

Ozzy Guy
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Ozzy Guy

Ha ha…can’t locate America on a map?

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

Russia is NOT “an Asian country”. A country is a complex concept involving the people, their history, language, origins and cultural precepts. Nothing about Russia is remotely like the countries we know as “Asia”, which are peopled by Oriental peoples. Russian people in the main are Occidental. [Note, it’s a big country, so while many do carry some Oriental genes, the majority are Occidental].
However, the map is absolutely correct in it’s geographical aspect – Russia is part of the Russo-Asian Land Mass.

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

It does make sense for the Eternal War Rulers to keep the people stupid like this. One survey found that of those who could correctly find a country on a map, there were many less who wanted to bomb it. Making sure they have not one clue regarding where the people live, what they do, their culture, or where they are located keeps them unreal, like numbers on a page, or story book figurines. Then when they hear from their MSM that the leader of them is a wicked guy and America will go bomb them into democracy – they… Read more »

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Vladimir Putin calls new Ukrainian church ‘dangerous politicking’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All of this does not go unnoticed by Orthodox Christians.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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