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Putin Keeps Cool and Averts WWIII as Israeli-French Gamble in Syria Backfires Spectacularly

Putin vowed that Russia would take extra precautions to protect its troops in Syria, saying these will be “the steps that everyone will notice.”

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By initiating an attack on the Syrian province of Latakia, home to the Russia-operated Khmeimim Air Base, Israel, France and the United States certainly understood they were flirting with disaster. Yet they went ahead with the operation anyways.

On the pretext that Iran was preparing to deliver a shipment of weapon production systems to Hezbollah in Lebanon, Israeli F-16s, backed by French missile launches in the Mediterranean, destroyed what is alleged to have been a Syrian Army ammunition depot.

What happened next is already well established: a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft, which the Israeli fighter jets had reportedly used for cover, was shot down by an S-200 surface-to-air missile system operated by the Syrian Army. Fifteen Russian servicemen perished in the incident, which could have been avoided had Israel provided more than just one-minute warning before the attack. As a result, chaos ensued.

Whether or not there is any truth to the claim that Iran was preparing to deliver weapon-making systems to Hezbollah in Lebanon is practically a moot point based on flawed logic. Conducting an attack against an ammunition depot in Syria – in the vicinity of Russia’s Khmeimim Air Base – to protect Israel doesn’t make much sense when the consequence of such “protective measures” could have been a conflagration on the scale of World War III. That would have been an unacceptable price to achieve such a limited objective, which could have been better accomplished with the assistance of Russia, as opposed to NATO-member France, for example. In any case, there is a so-called “de-confliction system” in place between Israel and Russia designed to prevent exactly this sort of episode from occurring.

And then there is the matter of the timing of the French-Israeli incursion.

Just hours before Israeli jets pounded the suspect Syrian ammunition storehouse, Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan were in Sochi hammering out the details on a plan to reduce civilian casualties as Russian and Syrian forces plan to retake Idlib province, the last remaining terrorist stronghold in the country. The plan envisioned the creation of a demilitarized buffer zone between government and rebel forces, with observatory units to enforce the agreement. In other words, it is designed to prevent exactly what Western observers have been fretting about, and that is unnecessary ‘collateral damage.’

So what do France and Israel do after a relative peace is declared, and an effective measure for reducing casualties? The cynically attack Syria, thus exposing those same Syrian civilians to the dangers of military conflict that Western capitals proclaim to be worried about.

Israel moves to ‘damage control’

Although Israel has taken the rare move of acknowledging its involvement in the Syrian attack, even expressing “sorrow” for the loss of Russian life, it insists that Damascus should be held responsible for the tragedy. That is a highly debatable argument.

By virtue of the fact that the French and Israeli forces were teaming up to attack the territory of a sovereign nation, thus forcing Syria to respond in self-defense, it is rather obvious where ultimate blame for the downed Russian plane lies.

“The blame for the downing of the Russian plane and the deaths of its crew members lies squarely on the Israeli side,” Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said. “The actions of the Israeli military were not in keeping with the spirit of the Russian-Israeli partnership, so we reserve the right to respond.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, took admirable efforts to prevent the blame game from reaching the boiling point, telling reporters that the downing of the Russian aircraft was the result of “a chain of tragic circumstances, because the Israeli plane didn’t shoot down our jet.”

Nevertheless, following this extremely tempered and reserved remark, Putin vowed that Russia would take extra precautions to protect its troops in Syria, saying these will be “the steps that everyone will notice.”

Now there is much consternation in Israel that the IDF will soon find its freedom to conduct operations against targets in Syria greatly impaired. That’s because Russia, having just suffered a ‘friendly-fire’ incident from its own antiquated S-200 system, may now be more open to the idea of providing Syria with the more advanced S-300 air-defense system.

Earlier this year, Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached an agreement that prevented those advanced defensive weapons from being employed in the Syrian theater. That deal is now in serious jeopardy. In addition to other defensive measures, Russia could effectively create the conditions for a veritable no-fly zone across Western Syria in that it would simply become too risky for foreign aircraft to venture into the zone.

The entire situation, which certainly did not go off as planned, has forced Israel into damage control as they attempt to prevent their Russian counterparts from effectively shutting down Syria’s western border.

On Thursday, Israeli Major-General Amikam Norkin and Brigadier General Erez Maisel, as well as officers of the Intelligence and Operations directorates of the Israeli air force will pay an official visit to Moscow where they are expected to repeat their concerns of “continuous Iranian attempts to transfer strategic weapons to the Hezbollah terror organization and to establish an Iranian military presence in Syria.”

Moscow will certainly be asking their Israeli partners if it is justifiable to subject Russian servicemen to unacceptable levels of danger, up to and including death, in order to defend Israeli interests. It remains to be seen if the two sides can find, through the fog of war, an honest method for bringing an end to the Syria conflict, which would go far at relieving Israel’s concerns of Iranian influence in the region.

 

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Lena Jones

It is smart to first wait for the findings of the Russian investigations into the incident before we can be absolutely certain of EXACTLY what happened and EXACTLY what Russia will be doing about it. Until then, articles like this are full of conspiracy theories and regurgitation.

voza0db
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voza0db

Russia will do nothing! Well, nothing is also to much. They will sign in the future some joint ventures pipelines contracts to cross over Syria.

This way the long GAS WAR that Russia is fighting since the USSR times doesn’t go down the drain and they keep control of the flow of natural gas into European Market!

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!

Wayne Blow
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Wayne Blow

bull-shit, it’s about “SOVEREIGNTY” ,Russia is there by invitation to protect a legitimate sovereign government duly elected by the Syrian peoples !!!!!!!

therevolutionwas
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therevolutionwas

Yes. But the “GAS WAR” is certainly a reason all parties are interested in this area in the first place.

tiredofthemedialies
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tiredofthemedialies

yes, just like Donbass. (Oh I forgot, it let 20 thousand folks die there, at the hands of the Banderast filth..)

regolo gellini
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You are right !

voza0db
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voza0db

And Lena everything in this CIVILIZATION is a conspiracy… I always say that the BANKS ARE THE NUMBER ONE MONEY LAUNDRY SCUM IN THE PLANET, but other slaves just say “You’re a conspiracy theorist”! I just don’t have the means to expose the LAUNDRY MACHINE! But from time to time the SHIT DOES IT THE FAN! “Danske Bank money laundering ‘is biggest scandal in Europe’ Unpleasant lesson of €200bn case shows need to be vigilant – European commission” Of course that the scoundrels (you call them politicians!) are just pretending to be shocked! “The European commission has described the €200bn… Read more »

therevolutionwas
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therevolutionwas

China and Russia seem to be working on the banking problem. The world will experience what places like some South American countries are suffering through, currency collapse. Russia and especially China have been obtaining precious metals for a long time now and will someday leave the SWIFT system.

Vince Dhimos
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This article does not assert that all the details are in and does not pretend to know them. It only references already well known facts. The most important fact is that Israel has admitted to fireing missiles at an area dangerously close to a Russian asset. The rest is secondary. After all, we know that after Turkey shot down a Russian plane, Russia beefed up air defenses in Syria. It is highly likely that it will repeat this kind of behaviour after this Israeli shootdown.

Shahna
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Shahna

If the Israelis were, as they say, already back in Israeli airspace when the plane blew up – then what was that warning they sent less than a minute before it blew up?

voza0db
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voza0db

What’s the point of “beefed up air defenses” if you’re not going to use them?!

Until now all of that “beefed up” only resulted in one IL-20 shoot and right next to those “beefed up” air defenses!

Shahna
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Shahna

I’m getting the sneaking impression we’ll be waiting till hell freezes over – and hell will freeze over first.

A.F.
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A.F.

Russian Army downed their own plane……Russia wants WW3.

Kaput
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kindly supply Mr Shoigun with your REal facts……….. or start running to your bunker.

Cicero
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Cicero

Only in your delusions!

A.F.
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A.F.

Gavin Williamson commits extra British troops in Ukraine to stop Russia ‘reversing Cold War outcome’ – media
MORE BRITISH TROOPS TO FIGHT THE RUSSIAN ARMY IN OCCUPIED DONBASS!!

Shahna
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Shahna

Mr Williams is still hoping the Russians will just shoot-toop ‘n go way.

guest
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guest

Better idea would be a police contingent from missing persons division. They may be more successful in finding this illusive Russian army.

A.F.
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A.F.

They occupy Donbass since 2014

7.62x54R
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7.62x54R

More Russian troops to fight the British foreigners in Nazi Ukraine.

A.F.
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A.F.

Nazzies are Russians

Martha
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Martha

“On the pretext that Iran was preparing to deliver a shipment of weapon production systems to Hezbollah in Lebanon, Israeli F-16s, backed by French missile launches in the Mediterranean, destroyed what is alleged to have been a Syrian Army ammunition depot.”

Show everyone the recon photos/info Bibi.

VFL
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VFL

The War Criminal Land + Resources Thieving Genocidal Apartheid Regime of Israel LIES Always! It’s in their DNA, 70+ Years Experience.

Kaput
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Lets put it this way, Portugal offered a nation to all Jews in the Planalto of Benguela in Angola……..45 0000 sq km of fertile land, plus imense natural resources…. THEY did refuse . I suppose the roths wanted a : bigger fish :… continuous war in order to fill their coffers. so lets cook the Balfour Dec. and all has just worked out fine. lol There was never apartheid in Angola, and Isabel dos Santos is the one and only African queen… all is well then. stop crybaby nhau.

Prometheus
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Prometheus

Not to mention the Jewish Autonomous Oblast they were given by the Russian. Natural Resources are there too. The Khazars did migrate there but have since move on to Palestine leaving very few Jews in the Oblast. The interesting thing I found was the predominant symbol in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast was the Menorah not the Star of David.
The need for the Khazars presence in Palestine was completely unnecessary.

Kaput
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ALL info bellow on the Benguela offer can be read at MALOMIL, A Port. Palestine. —– The biggest blunder nhau.?…….. beware of blue eyes……….. lol the famous turkish amulet .

Stephan Williams
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Stephan Williams

3000 years of psychotic murdering experience…

regolo gellini
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Of course you mean 3 thousanf years of lies !

Kaput
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It is about time for Mr Shoigun, to be loud and clear…… someone not afraid of mossad, the roths , and Lucifer. It is all about oil….imense natural resources, water supply, and greater isrhell……. lol I wonder why the word holocaust was invented by the jews ????? ……………….L. Bros. crash is responsible for the death of 16 million human lives……….. ……… where is the joke ??????

G George
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G George

Being cowardly often averts a fight, at the same it just invites more of the same. If Putin would, just once, live up to his talk the West might back down; however, he keeps inviting them to do more by being chickenshit.

Guy
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Guy

I would suspect that the S-300s will soon be brought in and positioned strategically so as to be used by the SAA next time, if there is a next time.Which would be entirely justified and legal by the way under international. I don’t think that Russia could legally fire missiles at another nation from Syrian territory, even if it is deemed the protectorate of Syria.Russia is very sensitive about international law , at least under Putin’s leadership.

Guy
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Guy

“These weapons were meant to attack Israel and posed an intolerable threat against it”
So says the IDF but it is clear to any awake thinking person that any weapons that Hezbollah could/would have will be used to defend Lebanon from Israeli attack .Remember the Litani River that Israel so covets but is in Labanese territory.

A.F.
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A.F.

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Only in The Russia

voza0db
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voza0db

Everyone needs to have fun!

niner
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niner

Gordon Duff, veteranstoday.com, with considerable force of argument, said on rense.com, that the russian S200 are built to make it impossible for them to shoot down russian aircraft of any kind.

he claims it was the french missiles which actually hit the russian surveillance plane. and this description of events makes more sense out of the admitted facts.

Kaput
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so instead of 5 S 300 s, lets employ 10

S 300 s, just to make sure .

Shahna
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Shahna

To which you can add, the Syrians say they didn’t do it.
But hey – let’s believe Israel.

Vince Dhimos
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Hezbollah is not seen as a terror organization at all in Lebanon, where it enjoys the distinction of being one of the main political parties ruling the nation and is remembered for its valiant defence of Lebanon from the Israelis in 2006, when they tried to annihilate that nation. No Lebanese — incl Christians — will ever see Hezbollah as a terrorist org,and if the US stops lying about Hezbollah and Iran, Israel will be sitting with egg on its face.

Shahna
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Shahna

It’s my understanding that Syria has denied responsibility – I certainly haven’t seen Asaad make an apology to the Russian people….. which I would expect if his forces accidentally killed 15 allied servicemen.

But hey – let’s believe Israel. They are after all – the masters of truth.

Shahna
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Shahna

This entire affair is very strange and suspicious.
Not even a week and already even RT has forgotten these men existed let alone were murdered.

Walter Dublanica
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Russia needs to retaliate against Israel and teach them a lesson. Putin needs to stop his meetings with BiBi, they are of no value to Russia.

cstahnke
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The alliance of US, UK, France, Israel and Saudi Arabia are testing Russia to see how far they can go before Russia responds. It makes some sense to know this for this alliance to take steps to take out Syria and Iran which is the objective. They’re not giving up on that objective despite Assad’s popularity and that he defeated the mercenaries hired by the alliance. At some point Russia must deliver a counter-blow here or it will have to accept the partition of Syria–that seems the bottom line for the alliance at this time.

Kaput
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” the alliance ” is not unique, even if they throw in the north atlantic terrorist org. ….. it will be stale mate……… Russia+China+Iran+Hezbollah+Mongolia + ?????? . Besides I dnt believe in the partition of Syria, unless Putin has suddenly become a coward or a lizard. Some kind of no fly zone + offshore naval protection, will work just fine…………. Golan Heights is not bibs to keep either., lets do the job professionally. I grew up with “next door jews ” they are arrogant and have a huge IQ, BUT they dnt mix with humans. Was in isrhell ( 50… Read more »

A.F.
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A.F.

Mike Pompeo blasts Russia: ‘They have not proven helpful’ anywhere in the world

spike
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spike

so the editor of this article thinks that the IAF actions were deliberate? how numb do you have to be to get a job with the duran?

it’s common sense for the IAF pilots to have used any available cover…the syrian air defence units are in the habit of letting loose with a barrage of anti-air missiles for every airframe that see on the target acquisition radar

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Defeat in Bavaria delivers knockout punch to Merkel’s tenure as Chancellor (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 136.

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The stunning CSU defeat in Bavaria means that the coalition partner in Angela Merkel’s government has lost an absolute majority in their worst election results in Bavaria since 1950.

In a preview analysis before the election, Deutsche Welle noted that a CSU collapse could lead to Seehofer’s resignation from Merkel’s government, and conceivably Söder’s exit from the Bavarian state premiership, which would remove two of the chancellor’s most outspoken critics from power, and give her room to govern in the calmer, crisis-free manner she is accustomed to.

On the other hand, a heavy loss and big resignations in the CSU might well push a desperate party in a more volatile, abrasive direction at the national level. That would further antagonize the SPD, the center-left junior partners in Merkel’s coalition, themselves desperate for a new direction and already impatient with Seehofer’s destabilizing antics, and precipitate a break-up of the age-old CDU/CSU alliance, and therefore a break-up of Merkel’s grand coalition. In short: Anything could happen after Sunday, up to and including Merkel’s fall.

The Financial Times reports that the campaign was dominated by the divisive issue of immigration, in a sign of how the shockwaves from Merkel’s disastrous decision to let in more than a million refugees in 2015-16 are continuing to reverberate through German politics and to reshape the party landscape.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the stunning Bavarian election defeat of the CSU party, and the message voters sent to Angela Merkel, the last of the Obama ‘rat pack’ neo-liberal, globalist leaders whose tenure as German Chancellor appears to be coming to an end.

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Via Zerohedge

Voters in Germany’s economically dominant southern state of Bavaria delivered a stunning rebuke to the ruling Christian Social Union, in an election that delivered another crushing blow for the parties in Angela Merkel’s grand coalition in Berlin.

With all eyes on Sunday’s Bavaria election, moments ago the first exit polls showed a historic collapse for the ruling CSU party, which has ruled Bavaria continuously since 1957, and which saw its share of the vote collapse from 47.7% in the 2013 election to just 35.5%, losing its absolute majority and suffering its worst result since 1950, as voters defected in their droves to the Greens and the far-right Alternative for Germany.

German newspaper Welt called the election “the most painful election defeat of the past 50 years for the CSU”. As predicted in the polls, the CSU experienced a “historic debacle” in the Bavarian state elections, according to Welt. The CSU was followed by the Greens which soared in the election, more than doubling to 18.5% from 8.6% in 2013, the Free Voters also rose to 11% from 9.0%, in 2013.

Meanwhile, the nationalist AfD are expecting to enter Bavaria’s parliament for the first time ever with 11% of the vote, and as such are setting up for their post-election party. Party leader Alice Weidel already is having the first beer in the small community of Mamming in Lower Bavaria.

Establishment party, left-of-center SPD also saw its support collapse from 20.6% in 2013 to just 10% today.

The full initial results from an ARD exit poll are as follows (via Zerohedge):

  • CSU: 35.5 %
  • Grüne: 18.5 %
  • FW: 11.5 %
  • AfD: 11.0 %
  • SPD: 10.0 %
  • FDP: 5.0 %
  • Linke: 3.5 %
  • Sonstige: 5.0 %

The breakdown by gender did not show any marked variations when it comes to CSU support, although more women voted for the Greens, while far more men supported the AfD:

There was a greater variation by educational level, with highly educated voters tending more towards the green GRÜNE (G/EFA) and liberal FDP (ALDE) then the average, while low/middle educated voters tended more towards CSU (EPP) and AfD (EFDD).

This was the worst result for the CSU since 1950.

Zerohedge further reports that alarmed by the rise of the anti-immigration, populist AfD, the CSU tried to outflank them by talking tough on immigration and picking fights with Ms Merkel over asylum policy.

But the strategy appeared to have backfired spectacularly by alienating tens of thousands of moderate CSU voters and driving them into the arms of the Greens.

Meanwhile, as support the CSU and SPD collapsed, the result confirmed the Greens’ status as the rising force in German politics. Running on a platform of open borders, liberal social values and the fight against climate change the party saw its support surge to 18.5%, from 8.4% in 2013. Meanwhile the AfD won 11%, and for the first time entered the Bavarian regional assembly.

“This is an earthquake for Bavaria,” said Jürgen Falter, a political scientist at the University of Mainz.

The CSU had governed the state with an absolute majority for most of the last 60 years. “It was Bavaria and Bavaria was the CSU. That is now no longer the case.”

The latest collapse of Germany’s establishment parties highlights the shaky ground the grand coalition in Berlin is now resting on as all three parties in the alliance, Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, the CSU and the SPD, are haemorrhaging support. Some are now questioning whether the coalition, already frayed by personal rivalries and near constant bickering over policy, can survive a full term in office.

“This outcome throws ever more doubt on the future of the grand coalition,” said Heinrich Oberreuter, head of the Passau Journalism Institute and an expert on the CSU. “Based on current polls, if an election were held now, the CDU, CSU and SPD would not even command a majority in the Bundestag.”

The CSU will now be be forced to form a coalition government — a humiliating outcome for a party that has run Bavaria single-handedly for 49 of the last 54 years. Its preference is probably for a three-party coalition with the Free Voters, a small party that is mainly focused on local politics. It could also team up with the Greens, though it would be highly reluctant to do so: the two parties are deeply divided over immigration, transport and environmental policy.

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The Duran Quick Take: Episode 1.

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RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at Senator Elizabeth Warren’s ‘genius’ idea to accept POTUS Trump’s ‘Native American DNA’ challenge. Let’s just say that Warren will never recover from this self-inflicted wound.

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The Cherokee Nation issued a statement crushing Elizabeth Warren for her “continued claims of tribal heritage.”

“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America. Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation. Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, who ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is prove. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.

– Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin, Jr

Zerohedge reports that Elizabeth Warren just owned herself after releasing a DNA test confirming that she’s as little as 1/1024th Native American – about half the percentage of the average white person.

What’s more, the DNA expert she used, Stanford University professor Carlos Bustamente, “used samples from Mexico, Peru, and Colombia to stand in for Native American” as opposed to, say, DNA from a Cherokee Indian which Warren has claimed to be throughout her career.

Adding to the absurdity are two major corrections by the Boston Globe (which has become the media mouthpiece of Warren’s 2020 damage control efforts of late), letting readers know that “Due to a math error, a story about Elizabeth Warren misstated the ancestry percentage of a potential 10th generation relative. It should be 1/1,024,” and later updating it to “between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American.”

Adding to the absurdity are two major corrections by the Boston Globe (which has become the media mouthpiece of Warren’s 2020 damage control efforts of late), letting readers know that “Due to a math error, a story about Elizabeth Warren misstated the ancestry percentage of a potential 10th generation relative. It should be 1/1,024,” and later updating it to “between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American.”

Elizabeth Warren’s got trolled by Trump in the most epic fashion, pushing the Senator to make a blunder that will follow her for the rest of her career.

The Daily Caller’s Benny Johnson exposed Elizabeth Warren’s history of lies in 10 simple tweets…

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Civil war becomes more likely as Clinton calls for greater civil unrest after weeks of absolutely insane behavior from leftist activists.

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Former presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton just called for an end to civil behavior towards Republicans and conservatives. In an interview with Christiane Amanpour of CNN expanded on in a piece by USA Today, the failed candidate had this to say:

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about… That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and / or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again.”

Clinton said that Senate Republicans under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., “demeaned the confirmation process” and “insulted and attacked” Christine Blasey Ford – who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about a sexual assault she alleges Kavanaugh committed in 1982 – along with other “women who were speaking out.”

It should be pointed out here that Clinton told a lie. The Senate Republicans did everything possible to hear out Dr Ford’s testimony, and no one has gone on record with any sort of insults or demeaning comments about her. Every Republican Senator who stated anything agreed that something happened to her, but they also agreed that there was no corroboration showing that Judge Kavanaugh was actually involved in any misdoings. USA Today’s piece continues:

Clinton compared the handling of Kavanaugh’s confirmation to “Republican operatives shutting down the voting in 2000,” the “swift-boating of John Kerry,” attacks on former Arizona Sen. John McCain in the 2000 Republican primary and “what they did to me for 25 years.

“When you’re dealing with an ideological party that is driven by the lust for power, that is funded by corporate interests who want a government that does its bidding, you can be civil but you can’t overcome what they intend to do unless you win elections,” she told Amanpour.

Clinton compared Kavanaugh’s swearing-in ceremony at the White House on Monday to a “political rally” that “further undermined the image and integrity of the court.”

She told Amanpour the effect on the court “troubles” and “saddens” her “because our judicial system has been viewed as one of the main pillars of our constitutional government.”

“But the President’s been true to form,” Clinton added. “He has insulted, attacked, demeaned women throughout the campaign – really for many years leading up to the campaign. And he’s continued to do that inside the White House.”

Here, Clinton told at least two more incendiary whoppers.

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First, no one has been specifically after her, and second, President Donald Trump’s record with women including in the White House has been nothing short of stellar and gentlemanly. Nikki Haley, who supported Marco Rubio in the 2016 campaign and has at times been openly critical of Donald Trump, yesterday announced her full support of his 2020 campaign and her intent to campaign with and for him.

By all accounts, Mrs. Haley is a woman.

The first American Civil War had economic policy and states’ rights as its central focus. Slavery was a part of that issue, though slavery was practiced in the North as well in the South before this war began.

Now a new civil war is coming, but perhaps it should be called the American Social War. It is not about any real policy matter at all. It is hysteria, but it appears to be hysteria with a purpose.

The first American Social War has two apparent sides and allying forces and groups:

The Left:

  • pro-gay marriage
  • pro-death (in other words, pro-abortion)
  • anti-Christian, especially Christianity that says these first two issues are wrong
  • anti-GOP / Republican / Conservative
  • “victim class” – feminists, some millenials
  • supporters of legalized use of mind-altering / mood-altering drugs
  • appears to support overreaching socialist style government, featuring “fair” wages, such as a $15.oo minimum wage
  • anti-traditionalist
  • Mainstream media is strongly allied here
  • George Soros is a supporter
  • social media outlets, like Facebook and Twitter are supporters through “scrubbing” of media content
  • anti-white, anti-male, and if you are white, male and Christian, look out. You are Enemy Number One
  • supports and executes violence against all these people they are against, including family members.
  • very zealous, and very monolithic in terms of alignment and energy

The Right:

  • Conservatives
  • people who generally want the government to leave them alone
  • generally favors life, considering abortion tragic and to be avoided, though some consider that it should be made illegal
  • marriage has always been between one man and one woman and it should not be redefined to fit the whims of a few
  • God is sovereign (though many conservatives would never make this connection)
  • No real animus against the left, but at the same time, fed up with being hectored by the left all the time, as we saw in Senator Lindsey Graham’s explosive confrontation against Senate Democrats
  • Generally Republican by party affiliation, though many libertarian and conservatives are also present as well as a number of conservative democrats.
  • seeks to avoid violence. While there do exist a very few neo-Nazi types, their numbers are infinitesimal, and their behavior is rejected by the Right
  •  generally against drug use, though many have unfortunately moderated on the matter of actual illegality

The main characteristic of this approaching war, as stated before, is little more than some sort of outrage over identity politics and perceived victimization. This is something both new and old, as there is always a party in any war that claims that they are fighting because they are in fact the aggrieved party, under the other side’s aggression and suppression.

That factor exists with this war too. However, the reality of that aggression or suppression is that it does not exist, and this makes it very difficult for the “perceived aggressors” to ramp up the zeal needed to carry out the fight.

This factor is often very maddening for conservative people. As a whole they do not wish to fight. They wish to be left alone. The left on the other hand insists that everything must be fought for because the right has somehow managed to take it away from them, or is keeping it away from them.

This is purely fiction but it is almost impossible to convince a leftist that this is so. Tucker Carlson expands on this matter in this report. He makes reference at 6:37 about how Hillary Rodham Clinton is now openly calling for civility to the GOP to end (as if it hasn’t already!), but the entirety of this report begs to be seen to give perspective to the look and feel of this crisis:

This is unfamiliar territory in many ways, and it is unclear how far this will go. But one this is clear: it is testing all available limits, and it may come to real fighting, and real killing, for no reason better than perceived victimization.

It should be understood that the advocates for violence are all people that reject God and traditional values openly. There is certainly a connection.

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