George Friedman, Jew, psychopath, explains the psychopathic foreign policy goals of the Dictator of the World, America. Mr. Freeman is one of the men who run our foreign policy. Freeman is for all intents and purposes the voice of the CIA or better yet, the voice of the Deep State. Note the rank cynicism and viciousness of this man. The fact that he is a Jew is not surprising. There is no longer discrimination against Jews in America. On the contrary, Jews run the whole damn country.
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Bashar talked about reform. He seemed to be a break with the past. Western leaders tried to befriend him. Tony Blair considered giving him an honorary knighthood. But stubbornly, President Assad wouldn’t give up his opposition to Israel and his support for its enemies.
Wow amazing. Straight from the horse’s mouth. They came right out and admitted that the reason the West or at the least the UK hates Assad so much is because he opposes Israel and supports its enemies.
Though frankly this last part is nonsense. Assad used to let some of the Palestinian groups have be headquartered in Damascus, but those were just political above-ground offices that did nothing but issue press releases and make posters. I assure that the true core armed wing of the DFLP, PFLP, PFLP-GC and Hamas are not headquartered in Damascus! The true hard core armed wings of these groups are simply right there in Palestine. The leaders are in Palestine too, generally hiding out underground. The real political leadership of Hamas has recently been in the UAE and Qatar and their top leaders like Mashaal have always moved between Qatar, UAE, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen and Iran. So really it is the US allies in the Arab World who are truly harboring the hard core of Hamas. However, most of the US allies in the Arab world have renounced overt support for the Palestinian armed wings. Even Syria doesn’t give them much of anything. Hamas at least is armed by Hezbollah and Iran. I have no idea where the rest of the groups get their guns. They certainly do not get them from any Arab state openly. No Arab state dares to arm the Palestinians openly, however the weaponry they get from Hezbollah does come from the Syrian military. A lot of the missiles Hamas was firing in the last war were Syrian-made but acquired via Hezbollah. Hamas is now manufacturing their own missiles in factories in Gaza, so the notion of who is arming them will soon become moot. Iran and Hezbollah arm Hamas via the Sinai in general. The weapons come from Iran or Hezbollah to either Sudan or the Sinai. If they go to Sudan, they are moved to the Sinai. Once in Sinai, Bedouin smugglers who will do anything for a buck and have a long tradition of living outside the law smuggle the weapons up to El Arish next to Gaza. They are then moved into Gaza via tunnels or possible via small ships from Sinai to Gaza. Iranian and Hezbollah personnel disembark in the Sinai and then are moved by the Bedouins to the El Arish area where they are moved into Gaza via tunnels. Much of the vast underground Gaza tunnel structure was designed by Iran and Hezbollah.
Really the only Muslims who are helping the Palestinians with arms and armed infrastructure are the Shia Iranians and Hezbollah. No Sunni government other than Sudan is doing jack for the Palestinians.
Israel, the US and the rest of the West have decided that Iran, Hezbollah and Syria form an Axis of Resistance Block that are hardline anti-Israel entities. They are all linked and they need to be taken down. If you take down one, the others are weakened. For instance, if Assad can be taken out and a US client like the Free Syrian Army takes hold, they will cut off relations with Iran and Hezbollah and align themselves with the West and probably remove Syria from the Axis of Resistance. This is why so many Syrians oppose the FSA – they are nothing but pro-US puppets who want to sell out to Israel and the US and turn Syria into another US client Arab state.
The West figures if they can take out Syria, the other two will be harmed. Hezbollah is supplied by Iran and Syria. Iran moves weapons to Syria, which moves them to Hezbollah. If you take out the middle of the chain, Iran would have to supply Hezbollah directly and there are no good and easy ways to do that. They could go through Turkey, but Turkey dislikes Iran. They could go be sea, but Israel controls the Eastern Mediterranean. I suppose they could directly fly the weapons in, but Lebanon might not want to let Iranian planes land in its territory to supply Hezbollah. Israel and the US would start seriously threatening Lebanon .
So if you take out Syria, Hezbollah is more or less screwed. They would lose out their main supplier and their link to Iran. Iran would be weakened too by the loss of Syria. Now Iran would be alone and isolated among the hostile Sunni states of the region. And the link between Iran and Hezbollah could be severed, possibly fatally.
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Compare and contrast.
I am looking here, and I don’t see a whole lot of differences between the two of them. Of course, ISIS has always been a Saudi project. It was the pet of Prince Bandar for a long time. I doubt if the Saudis are funding them anymore though. There are way too many of them in the Kingdom. Though I have heard that the Saudis are offering their troublemakers a choice between prison or jail and temporary exile in Syria, where they will go guess where?
Yes, that is correct, Saudi Arabia is full of ISIS sympathizers. When the first ISIS tweets started coming out, software noted that ~80% of them were coming from Saudi Arabia. Now ISIS has attacked the Saudis on the border of Iraq, killing a Saudi general. They also attacked Shia in the oil zone on the coast. The Saudis have a monster on their hands and they don’t know how to deal with it.
I understand that at the moment, the Saudis are going to great pains to explain to their people the differences between Wahhabism and ISIS. Problem is there is not a large difference in ideology, so this tortured explanation is not going much of anywhere.
I can assure you that a very large number of ISIS members in Syria and Iraq are Saudis. The Saudi attitude is probably to cut a deal with ISIS to not attack the Kingdom and the state will leave them alone.
This was the deal that the Kingdom had with Al Qaeda until AQ started carrying out attacks on foreigners in the Kingdom. After that, all bets were off and a major insurgency took place. AQ had a tremendous number of sympathizers in the security forces and they pulled off some amazing attacks that could not have been done without inside help. Once the war was on, it was all-out. Many died on both sides in a guerrilla war that went on for 2-3 years.
The Saudis finally defeated AQ, with many of them ending up in prison. In prison, the Saudis had a program of preachers to “convince the AQ fighters of the error of their ways.” Many of them were released after they had “seen the light.” After that, Saudi AQ packed up and left for Yemen, where they merged with Yemen AQ to form AQ in the Arabian Peninsula.
This ISIS folks are pretty funny. You should hear them going on and on about how Saudi Arabia is this horrible, debauched, Westernized, non-Islamic, infidel state. No really, this is how ISIS people really talk, men and women.
So all of you who feel that the world center of sin, depravity and debauchery is in Saudi Arabia and the Saudi fake Muslims are an outrage to the umma and need to be overthrown so a true Islamic state can be put in the birthplace of the prophet, all I have to say is you should definitely go sign up for ISIS right now.
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Most of these entities would have came into existence in some form or another without our involvement anyway.
The conceptual basis of Al Qaeda was first formally proposed and created by an Egyptian Arab long before The Afghan and Iraq wars. Even the Israeli conflict was nascent when the idea being fermented. At the time the Arabs weren’t powerful enough to seriously persecute distant cultural groups like they once had, but the plan was there. Just about the only thing that changed over the years was the switch to guerrilla tactics when they realized conventional wars favored powers like the west and the USSR.
Maybe what happens on the Korean Peninsula isn’t our business, but we didn’t create the North Korean government. The reds outright invaded the country and tried to force them to accept the most extreme form of Stalinism ever created, and to literally worship the Il family. We defended the south and the north and Chinese weren’t able to seize it. Saying we created them is like saying that we created a divided Europe by rejecting Nazism. Also, China was the workhorse of the project to keep north and South Korea separate since it’s inception. Now, younger Chinese leaders view supporting North Korea as a mistake, and want a unified Korea ruled by the South Korean government/US alliance.
As for pollution. Feh! The us creates a lot of carbon pollution but the third world creates all sorts of pollutants that are even worse. Third and second world countries have also repeatedly opposed even the most trivial environmental protection measures as a voting block. I’ve even seen cases where corporations in south east Asia and New Guinea were so shocked by how callous the locals were with water contamination and erosion that they ended begging the government to let them take some extra time to do some very basic mitigation procedures. They were told they would either do it fast or they could fuck off and the Chinese would be brought in. The developed world uses a lot of carbon, but in the long term there other power sources. Over populated third world shitholes that dump industrial toxins directly into the rivers of their natural parks will always be screwed.
Also. If erosion of civil liberties causes terrorism then why don’t countries like China or Singapore (or North Korea) have lots of domestic terrorism?
If domestic terrorism is our fault for our oppression, doesn’t that make our involvement in Asia and Middle East their fault? Considering their near total denial of things like civil liberties and brutality to dissenters.
Who is this Egyptian? Qutb? He never proposed Al Qaeda.
Nor did Zawahiri, but the roots of it did come out of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. What happened was after 1980 much o the the now-radicalized Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood went to Saudi Arabia because they were thrown out of Egypt. Also the now completely radicalized Syrian Muslim Brotherhood went to Saudi Arabia too after Hama in 1983. There they became religion teachers and the MB activist philosophy along with Wahhabism (which at the time was quietist, but become militant when infused with MB activism) started to progress this thinking. But really all of this got started with the Afghan jihad. It was the first real international jihad and this is what started the real Al Qaeda which was formed by Zawahiri, an Egyptian, and bin Laden, a Saudi (see Egyptian-Saudi combustion in Saudi Arabia above). It was only formed in 1989 or so.
There is no way on Earth that any Chinese leaders want a Korea ruled by the US and South Korea. Are you kidding? That is US propaganda.
The North has been trying to settle this mess forever. Both sides are still officially at war. The US is officially at war too. The US wants that situation on a permanent war footing and they do not want to settle it or even have a peace treaty. They want to keep this is a virtual hot war trigger all this time. Also we have been threatening them with nukes forever, which caused them to get nukes. The North Koreans would like some sort of a peace treaty, but the US wants war, so South Korea goes along.
The thing is that it is the US and the West, mostly the US, who has blown up this climate crisis and that is the biggest problem facing us right now. The Third World didn’t blow up the climate. The West did, and not only that, but the US refuses to fix it.
US corporations have been horrific polluters over in SE Asia and New Guinea, especially in New Guinea. There is a mining company called Freeport McMillan that has ruined the whole country. If you go against them, they have you killed. And they pollute like nuts. This whole thing about US corporations dying to put in some pollution controls must be some sort of a sick joke.
What good are other sources than carbon when the climate blows up? What good will they do then?
Also. If erosion of civil liberties causes terrorism then why don’t countries like China or Singapore (or North Korea) have lots of domestic terrorism?
I agree that was a lousy argument.
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Create a problem, then declare war on it. Fund massive defense spending dollars and send lots of soldiers to fight the problem you created = brilliant strategy.
Looks like we are the cause of every one of our own problems, how about that?
I hate VICE-CIA News, but they do have some good segments. This shows Shia militias, independent of the Iraqi government, fighting against ISIS in Anbar Province, Iraq. They fight alongside Sunni tribes here and they seem to have good relations with each other, which is very heartening. It seems some of these Shia militias get along better with the Sunni tribes than the government forces do. The government forces are often hated by the Sunni locals for a variety of reasons. However, the Iraqi government refuses to arm these militias, so they have to get all of their weaponry on the black market. They apparently share some of this weaponry with the Sunni tribes. Unfortunately, the Iraqi government does not seem to be helping the Sunni tribes much.
The area is Amiriyat al-Falluja, ~25 miles southeast of Fallujah on the Euphrates River. I am familiar with the area.
There is some really cool live battle action in this video, mostly with small arms.
I told you so.
I have been saying this for the longest time. No one believes me, and everyone tells me I am insane. Even Debka (Mossad outlet) says that Israel has been supporting Al Nusra in Syria. ISIS? No. Al Nusra? Yes, to some extent. Geopolitics is a dirty game! Non-sociopaths need not apply!
Looks like some sort of a low-level war has started up again between the PKK and the Turkish state. I do not think too much of the Kurdish idiots and jerkoffs who have taken control of Iraqi Kurdistan, although it is nice that they have their own state. They persecute everyone who is not a Kurdish Sunni Muslim.
I like the PKK a lot better. They started out a Marxist group, and although they have supposedly renounced Marxism, they continue to be a very progressive grouping. I always liked their leader, Abdullah Ocalan, too. He is now in prison and there is some sort of a peace process going on, but I do not see how the Turks will ever give up much. The Turks have been ultranationalists ever since Attaturk.
In Turkey, it’s either Attaturkist ultranationalism (I could call it other names, but I will not) or even worse, hardcore Sunni Islamism. It’s Saddam Hussein or the Islamic State, take your pick. Both groups are nostalgic for the Ottoman Empire, which they whitewash and promote as a superior civilization for different reasons.
Turkey is not allowing ISIS to shelter, arm and train in Turkey for no reason. Do you see those lines of Turkish cops chanting pro-ISIS slogans while fighting Kurdish protesters? That’s not a comic strip. There is a deep core of that running through Turkish politics. Recall that ISIS wants to restore a caliphate and Turkey was the home of the caliphate in recent centuries. Get it?
Sure there have always been Left groups in Turkey, and they have often been armed because they have to be. But every election, the Turks march right off and vote rightwing again. One more thing, underneath that democratic facade, Turkey has always been a military dictatorship. No government can take power in Turkey that does not have the approval of the army.
I could say a lot more about Turkey, but I am working with some Turks professionally now so I’d better hold my tongue for the time being. Suffice to say, the Turks have a long ways to go to say the least.
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Still wondering who to support?
From the Internet:
1. FSA/SNC puppets and bitches of the West, and if they win in Syria, they will turn Syria into another Western proxy state in the Middle East.
2. Jahbat al Nusra (moderate level retarded) or ISIL (high level retarded) who are in essence Khawarij, and if they win will turn Syria into a Taliban failed state shithole.
Take your pick son, an honest Muslim would reject both of these scum, and settle for:
3. Bashar Assad’s regime.
This is crucial.
As you can see, most Syrians seem to regard the FSA as pro-Western sellouts who will reverse Syria’s foreign policy and line up with the US and the rest of the West. Syria is one of the leaders of what is known as The Axis of Resistance in the region, including the Palestinian armed groups, Hezbollah, Syria and Iran. If the FSA takes over, they have sworn to sever all ties to Hezbollah and Iran (as the FSA are Sunnis and the former are Shia). Most Syrians do not want to sever ties with Iran and Hezbollah and are quite happy to be aligned with them.
Not only do the FSA have no support, they often work alongside the Islamists like al Nusra and the Islamic Army, and there are frequent defections of thousands of men at a time over to al Nusra or ISIS. Also most of the weapons going to the FSA seem to find their way to the hands of the Islamists.
The FSA are not exactly seculars. They have been involved in many massacres in Syria, often working alongside al Nusra and other Islamists. They like to chop off heads. There are many photos on the Net of FSA troops holding the severed heads of Syrian Army troops. Although some FSA supporters say that those photos are faked, they may in fact be genuine. The FSA also likes to slaughter villagers in very horrible ways. The Syrian Christians say that the FSA is the enemy of the Syrian Christian people. Originally there were Christians in the FSA, including an entire battalion. Now there are zero.
There was even an Alawite faction in the FSA. All of the Alawites have left and have lined up with the regime. All of the Druze and Ismaili Shia are lining up with Assad. The Kurdish factions are not Assad-friendly, but they are not fighting the regime either. There is a de facto ceasefire between the regime and the Kurds. The regime has withdrawn from Kurdish territory and has effectively ceded these lands to the Kurds at least for now.
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