I roll my eyes every time I read the words “fighting ISIS”… it’s merely euphemism for perpetual war.
The Zionist Plan for the Middle East, also known as the Yinon Plan, is an Israeli strategic plan to ensure Israeli regional superiority. It insists and stipulates that Israel must reconfigure its geo-political environment through the balkanization of the surrounding Arab states into smaller and weaker states.
Saudi Arabia believes “ISIS” cannot be “defeated” unless Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is removed from power. Turkey has just convinced NATO nations that the war against “ISIS” can only be “won” if Turkey’s traditional Kurdish opponents are neutralized first. The US “fights ISIS” for Israel. Israel sees only one way to “defeat” “ISIS” is to destroy Iran. Russia is “fighting ISIS” which translates into fighting western imperialism which threatens it’s interests in the region.”Fighting ISIS”. Ok.
Israeli commandos save Islamic militants from Syria | Daily Mail
Israel acknowledges it is helping Syrian rebel fighters | Times of Israel
UN Reveals Israeli Links With Syrian Rebels | Haaretz
Exclusive: Israel Is Tending to Wounded Syrian Rebels | Foreign Policy
Israel Helps ISIS Recruit Militants In Syria | Middle East Press
Israel Key Link in Exporting ISIS Oil | The Real News Network
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has given the go-ahead to the deployment of an Iranian naval base close to the Hmeymim airbase used by Russia’s Aerospace Forces to carry out airstrikes against the Islamic State (terror group, outlawed in Russia), some media reports said citing Syrian sources.
There is no official confirmation of these reports yet, but the issue was raised by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week, Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes.
Summing up the outcome of his meeting with the Russian leader, Netanyahu told reporters that Tehran’s efforts to ensure its permanent presence in Syria chiefly motivated him to visit Moscow.
Although it is unclear what the parties have agreed on, it is safe to assume that without Moscow’s tacit consent, Assad would have hardly approved Tehran’s plans.
Mohammad Bagheri, Chief of Iran’s General Staff, earlier said that the Iranian Navy could soon need bases in Syria and Yemen.
At that time, that statement was seen as a propaganda move, but now the situation seems to have changed considering that Tehran is one of Damascus’ key allies in the fight against IS extremists.
“If regular Iranian troops take part in military operations in Syria, Assad will win,” asserted military expert Yury Netkachev. “This is very bold scenario. The United States, Israel, NATO member-countries, including Turkey, which is formally considered Iran’s ally in the peace process organized within the framework of Astana, will work vigorously against this,” he noted.
Meanwhile, political scientist and expert on Iran, Vladimir Sazhin, said that Tehran could play a more significant role in ensuring Syria’s defense capacity. “According to official statements, Iran sent only military advisers and instructors to Syria.
However, according to unofficial data, the Iranian armed forces, primarily the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, are participating in the fighting in that country. The Iranian forces in Syria have done a lot to save the Assad regime, but they could do more,” the expert emphasized.
Minutes ago, an Israeli warplane conducted an airstrike over the western countryside of Damascus, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the Qalamoun Mountains near the Lebanese border.
A Syrian Army source told Al-Masdar this morning that the Israeli warplane had crossed into Syria after flying over Lebanon’s ‘Arsal Barrens, where both Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS) are headquartered in the eastern Beqa’a Governorate. The Syrian Army source added that the specific location of the attack was in the Jard Nalhleh area of the Qalamoun Mountains.
Oh, isn’t that interesting? The Israelis flew over ISIS and al-Qaeda positions — but saved their bombs for the Syrians. Quite telling.
If Israel admits that it did indeed bomb a sovereign state unprovoked (which is unlikely to happen), it will probably claim that it was targeting “terrorists” such Hezbollah. The problem is that Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has made it clear that Russia thinks Hezbollah has played an important role in defeating ISIS in Syria.
America’s “safe zones” would provide real “save havens” for special units to replace the Saudi and Qatari advisors that have aided the ISIS chemical weapons capability and kept weapons “ratlines” coming from Ukraine and the Black Sea ports of Georgia, Romania and Bulgaria.
Trump’s announced newfound Syrian policy has nothing to do with fighting terrorism, nothing to do with beating ISIS and everything to do with taking orders from Israel and causing as much mischief as possible.
Today President Trump has given the Pentagon, now reconfigured with g-d-fearing neocon operatives under retired General Jerry Boykin, 90 days to come up with a plan, not to beat ISIS but to set up “safe zones” inside Syria without consultation with Russia or Syria and in violation, not only of his promises to cooperate in the war on terror but violating Syria’s sovereignty as well.
In fact, safe zones were Hillary Clinton’s idea in the first place, and neither Russia nor Syria will accept the US coming in and establishing zones inside Syria which our sources tell us are to be used by Israel for logistics and intelligence centers for ISIS. The greatest failing of the Obama administration, trying to sell the world that there really is a “moderate opposition” in Syria is now Trump policy as well, all coming from Tel Aviv.
Imagine Trump who supports the ethnic cleansing of the West bank and who has already begun his own bombing campaign against the people of Yemen, telling us he loves the Syrian refugees that only two days ago he banned from coming to the United States. From Press TV:
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov
Russia has called on the United States to thoroughly consider the outcome of its plan to establish “safe zones” in conflict-ridden Syria, where both sides are engaged in aerial military campaigns.
It is important to “weigh all possible consequences” of the US measure, Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said in a press conference on Thursday.
He was reacting to the latest comments by US President Donald Trump, who said Wednesday that he “will absolutely do safe zones in Syria” for refugees with the declared aim of protecting the war-stricken refugees.
Noting that Washington had not consulted Moscow about the plan before announcing it, the Russian official emphasized, “It’s important not to exacerbate the situation with refugees.”
According to a document seen by Reuters, Trump is expected to give 90 days to the Pentagon and the US State Department to draw up a plan for establishing what he called safe zones in Syria, a move that could result in increased US military involvement in Syria.
Former US president Barack Obama had long resisted such a plan, fearing the potential for confrontation between US and Russian warplanes in Syrian skies.
Trump’s comments come as a countrywide ceasefire is largely holding across Syria amid a fresh diplomatic process backed by Russia, Iran and Turkey, which has brought the Syrian government and opposition groups back to the negotiating table.
Since September 2015, the Russian Air Force has been involved in a military mission against Takfiri terrorists at the request of the Damascus government.
Moscow’s fighter planes provide air cover to the Syrian army’s ground operations against terrorists.
The US, a staunch supporter of anti-Damascus militants, has also been conducting air raids along with a number of its allies against purported terrorist targets in Syria since 2014.
The attacks, which come without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate, have not only failed to dislodge the terrorists, but led to many civilian deaths and damaged the country’s infrastructure.
The US-led raids have on numerous occasions hit Syrian army positions, facilitating militant advances against government troops on the battlefield.
In this picture taken on November 21, 2016, a US Navy fighter jet takes off from the deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier. (Photo by AP)
In October 2016, the Russian military specifically warned the U.S. against striking Syrian government forces, saying its air defense weapons in Syria would fend off any attack.
“We have been wedded for a long time to the mantra that Assad must go, and we have not been able at any stage to make that happen.” UK’s foreign secretary acknowledged that the inauguration of the new US president meant all sides needed to rethink their approach to Syria. -26 January 2017
Hillary Clinton: Bashar’s Days Are ‘Numbered’ Secretary of State Clinton has again stated that it is only a matter of time before the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad collapses. Speaking in Tokyo to reporters, she said: “The sand is running out of the hourglass,” and went on to say, “There is no doubt that the opposition is getting more effective in their defense of themselves and in going on the offense against the Syrian military and the Syrian government‘s militias. So the future, to me, should be abundantly clear to those who support the Assad regime: the days are numbered.”
I’ve looked at both antisemitism and what I’ve called misoziony (irrational hatred of Israel) for a long time, and yet I’m still astonished at stories like this (I edited the two stories together):
Syrian opposition figures making a rare public appearance in Israel called Tuesday for stepped up Israeli assistance to the Syrian opposition, including help in establishing a safe zone for rebel elements in southern Syria along the occupied Golan Heights.
Speaking to a packed auditorium at an event sponsored by the Hebrew University’s Truman Institute, Germany-based opposition activist Issam Zeitoun made a blunt appeal for help. “All Syrians have suffered under this regime. Something must be done. The Syrian people are too weak. We need the help of the international community.”
As the conference progressed, several Arab students began yelling at the Syrian speakers and reprimanding them for entering a dialogue with Israel. “The Golan has been occupied since 1967; you’re a traitor and a conspirator!”yelled one of the student protestors. Zitun answered the students by saying, “Shame on you; you live in paradise compared to Syrians.”
Kajjo and Zeitoun’s remarks were repeatedly interrupted by Arab students angry that they were breaking a taboo and according a kind of recognition to Israel. “You are a disgrace to Syria” one student shouted at Zeitoun.
After a tense few moments, she and another student left the hall, and she said outside.
“They shouldn’t ask for this help from Israel. Our people are dying here, we are Arab.”
But the shouting continued: “You should be giving voices to the voiceless, not pandering to the occupation,” a woman shouted.
Zeitoun defended the appearance. “We should be everywhere including Israel to explain the Syrian problem to the world, to convey their voices,” he said. These Arabs are complaining that Syrians who are desperate to save thousands of lives and are willing to ask anyone for help are “conspirators” with Israel and “traitors” to Syria.
This goes beyond political positions. It is beyond deranged. The irrational, hypocritical hate of Israel and Jews goes way beyond any normal explanation.
It is a psychosis, and it should be studied as such.
Everyone who assumes that these young people are just expressing their considered opinions on a matter are wrong. These students are engaging in a public expression of insanity and hypocrisy that goes so far beyond normal that it can only be described in psychological terms, not as an understandable reaction to reality.
Everyone who has tried to explain historic antisemitism and its more modern version of anti-Zionism has missed the issue. The real answer is that some people simply are consumed with hate that is so pervasive that it overrides any other human attribute including self-preservation. It cannot be explained any more than schizophrenia can be explained. It may be chemical.
It is time that psychiatrists started to look at the hate shown by anti-Zionists and antisemites from a clinical viewpoint. Because it sure isn’t going to be solved with facts, logic, or anything less than full-blown intervention into the sick mental processes of the haters.