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29 October 2015 @ 09:50 am
Two Prominent Promoters Of The "Syrian Revolution" Give Up  
b on October 26, 2015

Two prominent fans and promoters of the unicorn Free Syrian Army and its "revolution" are giving up.

Since the start of the regime change operation in Syria Jenan Moussa, who works for the UAE based Al Aan TV, is an ardent fan of the "moderate rebels". Her embedded reports about them were more one sided anti-regime propaganda than journalism. She is quite prominent with over 100,000 followers on Twitter.
But her honeymoon with the FSA seems to be over. She finally recognizes that the FSA is a mere weapon courier service between the CIA and Saudis on one side and al-Qaeda and the Islamic State on the other:

Jenan Moussa @jenanmoussa
In Maarat Numan #Syria, court issues strict Islamic dress code for women. Rules similar 2 Sirt,Timbuktu &Raqqa

Strict dress code not only introduced in MaraatNuman, also Idlib city. Controlled by Jihadist coalition JaishFatah

Strict dress code campaign by jihadists in Idlib is called “My veil is my chastity”

FSA in Hama & Idlib can’t do anything against strict Islamic rules issued by Jaish alFatah because FSA weak & doesn’t control territory.

This is main problem of FSA in Hama/Idlib: Yes, FSA still exists, but they dont control territory. If they disobey radicals, FSA is out.

We all remember how Jamal Maruf group & Hazem (both western backed FSA) were destroyed by Nusra (AlQaeda) after they "disobeyed" them.

So FSA in Idlib/Hama has only HQ's, no territory. Even worse: FSA have no courts. So if FSA-member makes mistake, trial is at Nusra court.

Nusra allows FSA 2 operate in Hama/Idlib bcz FSA there gets TOWmissiles from West. FSA uses these TOW in support of Nusra etc vs SAA.

That is, of course, not new. When the German journalist Jürgen Todenhöfer, who traveled to ISIS-controlled Syria and Iraq last year, was asked about how the FSA is seen by the Jihadis he responded (vid):

They are laughing about the FSA. They don't take them for serious. They say: "The best arms sellers we have are the FSA. If they get a good weapon they sell it to us." They didn't take them for serious. They take for serious Assad. They take for serious of course the bombs. But they fear nobody. But FSA does not play any role.

Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda in Syria, is meanwhile happy with all the attention the Islamic State gets. It helps Nusra to play the "moderates". In a recent edition of Nusra's English magazine Al Risalah, a long term al-Qaeda/Nusra member from Australia is interviewed:

“One of the greatest things about IS [Islamic State] its that before people saw al Qaeda and the Mujahideen (in general) as the extremists, and those that abstain from jihad as the normal ‘moderate’ Muslims (following the middle-way),” Australi explains. “But now the truth has come out — the Mujahideen are in fact upon the correct and ‘moderate’ path, with IS being the extremists.”

These people, who order strict Islamic dress code for women Idlib and punish anyone who disobeys them, are the ones the U.S. is talking about when it accuses Russia of bombing "non-ISIS" positions or the "moderate rebels".

Another long term fan of regime change in Syria and a busy propagandists on Twitter with some 26,000 followers is The 47th. Yesterday he finally had this realization:

The 47th @THE_47th
There isn't a single credible, promising & uniting Syrian oppositions figure that could possibly run against Assad.

Indeed. And that is the reason why the U.S. will never agree to a plan which includes free elections in Syria and in which Bashar al Assad, next to whomever, would be on the ballot. They know he would win.

Comments, for more enlightenment
clothcapclothcap on October 29th, 2015 11:05 am (UTC)
Comments from MoA
[These typify the quality of discussion at MoA]

Wow, this is quite a post. Very observant, b.
You've picked up on things that most people would not notice.
The Russian deal with Jordan is a big deal, I think. Col Wilkerson mentioned in a recent lecture
(Q&A segment at ~57:00) that a member of the Jordanian royal family pulled him aside at a recent event,
put his finger on his chest and told him to go back to the US and tell Colin
that every single home in Jordan is hosting refugees from Syria and Iraq and that it's destabilizing.
Jimmy Carter, a man who would rarely endorse a war or military intervention, I think, nearly endorsed
Russia's intervention in Syria in his NY Times op-ed last week. He said that the value of the intervention
is that it is clarifying the situation. I feel pretty much the same way. I worry that more people will be
killed or displaced, that it will draw out the war even longer, but there is no doubt that it is having
a clarifying effect. It had that effect from day one when US officials howled about hitting CIA-backed "rebels".
Meanwhile, CIA-backed "rebels" had been written out of history by the US media who pretended that
the only "rebels" on the ground were the sabotaged Pentagon train & equip rebels. Next, which took
a bit longer, it clarified that US-backed rebels weren't moderate and that some of them are Al Qaeda.
And now the issue of who would govern Syria in Assad's absence is coming to the fore and suddenly
they admit that it's not fun to live in countries ruled by jihadist fanatics. Hopefully this means
there is an admission that the transitional govt is also mythical. They never could agree on the time of day
nor did they ever have real control over the significant fighters on the ground.
Now some high level retired military who have close ties to high level active duty officers
are supporting the Russian intervention.
It's been clear to me for a long time that there is a
big internal war going on here in the US national security state but I was never sure who the
sides were. Jimmy Carter also reported that there has been back channel talks going on with Russia
with "elders" as the negotiators. He did not say that they were delegates of Obama or even that
Obama and Kerry were aware, but it seems impossible that there weren't at least aware.
Now if someone could talk some sense into the loudmouth hawks who are still calling for a no-fly zone
and who want to shoot down Russian fighter jets, then maybe things can really move forward.
Posted by: gemini33 | Oct 26, 2015 6:17:58 PM | 14

Gemini33 @ 14,
Thank you! At last somebody else sees what I have been insisting on since the first day I cam on this site more than a month ago.
Russia's activity in Syria is the result of a secret deal (like Sykes-Picot between UK & France), the deal being to accept IRAN's hegemony over Syria, Iraq & Lebanon provided that she accepts US vassalage. Russia gets a major Mediterranean base, and can use all her diplomacy & some military in reversing Islamist extremism all over mideast, and mega orders of expensive military gear from Iran.
The reason Russia in Syria has to be a US-Russia deal (alongside Iran's nuke deal) is that it is IMO not possible that Russia cannot nationalize her CB & Ruble, but CAN defy the West by Syrian military action. (and not a sanction in sight) Or that the Duma is afraid to pass a law allowing nationalization but voted almost unanimously to defy the US by going to Syria. Lavrov ANNOUNCED the day the nuke deal was signed July 14, that the way was now clear for Russia & Iran to act against terrorism in Syria. After that, Russia moved in slow motion while Obama ran interference against the US military, and his own administration.
Posted by: Penelope | Oct 27, 2015 1:28:47 AM | 32

here's my intended link:
Posted by: john | Oct 27, 2015 8:21:02 AM | 40

Edited at 2015-10-29 02:47 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on October 29th, 2015 01:56 pm (UTC)
Hillary Clinton: We Lied. The Aim Of Our War On Libya Was Regime Change

October 24, 2015
Micah Zenko finds a nugget in yesterday's Benghazi hearing of Hillery Clinton:
When asked by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) about a video clip that read, “We came, we saw, he died [meaning former Libyan President Muammar al-Gaddafi]. Is that the Clinton doctrine?” Clinton replied, “No, that was an expression of relief that the military mission undertaken by NATO and our other partners had achieved its end.”
The video clip in question is here and should be watched by everyone to understand what an evil character Hillary Clinton is.
But the point, Zenko says, is that she admits that Obama and Clinton as his Secretary of State lied when they claimed to wage war on Libya for some "humanitarian reasons":
More http://www.moonofalabama.org/2015/10/hillary-clinton-we-lied-the-aim-of-our-war-on-libya-was-regime-change.html
clothcapclothcap on October 29th, 2015 02:08 pm (UTC)
Rep. Gabbard Admits CIA’s Plot to Overthrow Assad Could Lead to WWIII with Russia on CNN

by MELISSA DYKES, http://truthstreammedia.com/
(Truthstream Media) Kinda hard to believe she said it to begin with, but not only did she say it, she said it on the national news.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii’s second congressional district and member of the Armed Services Committee, straight up told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that there’s a bigger issue in Syria than a potential clash in the country’s crowded skies:

“The U.S. and the CIA are working to overthrow the Syrian government of Assad…

…while Russia, a long-time ally of Assad for decades now, is working to defend or uphold the Syrian government of Assad, andthis puts us in a position of a possible direct head-to-head conflict with Russia as long as the U.S. and CIA continue down this path.”

Of course, she goes on to stick to the government narrative re: 9/11, but hey, I can’t believe she said anything about what’s really going on in Syria at all. Has it always been this blatant?
It was MI6's plan to kill Gaddafi before it was the CIA's.
"Well, that sort of came to a head, came to the boil in 1995, because David Shayler, my partner at the time, was the head of the living section in MI5. And he had an unusually close working relationship with his counterpart in MI6, the foreign intelligence agency. And he was briefed officially about a plot that MI6 was involved in and some of his colleagues were, too; it wasn't just David. And this was basically MI6 funding a bunch of Islamic extremist terrorists in Libya. And this group had links with al-Qaeda, which was a known terrorist group even then, which MI5 was investigating. And MI6 was funding this group. And what they were doing was helping to foment a coup against Gaddafi. So the group."
clothcapclothcap on October 29th, 2015 02:49 pm (UTC)
Moscow Summons US, NATO, Saudi Arabia Envoys Over Civilian Deaths Claims

Sputnik 27.10.2015
The Russian Defense Ministry has urged NATO and Saudi Arabia to explain accusations that Russian airstrikes had allegedly targeted hospitals in Syria, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Tuesday.
"We have summoned the US, UK, French, German, Italian, Saudi Arabian, Turkish and NATO military attaches today asked to give a formal explanation of these statements or to refute them. This especially concerns a number of outrageous allegations in the English-speaking media about alleged airstrikes on hospitals," Antonov said.
According to him, information attacks on the Russian Aerospace Forces' actions in Syria have intensified in a number of Western media outlets.
"We are being accused not only of launching airstrikes on 'moderate opposition', but also on civilian targets like hospitals, as well as mosques and schools. As a result, civilians are allegedly killed, according to Western media reports," Antonov added.
He expressed regret that "some officials and politicians of a number of foreign states make similar statements [on civilian deaths in Russian airstrikes in Syria]."
Antonov cited statements made by US State Secretary John Kerry, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon and French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian as examples.
The Russian Defense Ministry is "closely monitoring and analyzing these statements," he added. According to him, Russia is bringing Russian and international communities to the notice about the Russian aviation's actions in Syria on a daily basis.
"If our partners have some additional information, we have long called on them to share it with us."
He added that if no evidence on civilian deaths in Russian airstrikes in Syria was provided in a few days, Moscow would come to a conclusion that the claims were part of the information warfare against Russia.
Full incl tweetz http://sputniknews.com/politics/20151027/1029182572/moscow-summons-nato-envoys-syria.html
H/t MoA commenter Bill
clothcapclothcap on October 29th, 2015 08:26 pm (UTC)
Sputnik News
US-Backed Rebels: 'Historic Battle' for ISIL Stronghold Raqqa Imminent
After Washington pulled the plug on its troubled program to train and equip so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels, a new US-backed alliance is preparing to launch a ground offensive on the stronghold of the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group.
As Russia’s anti-terror campaign drives terrorists out of Syria, the Obama administration has been scrambling to adjust its muddled strategy for the region.
After the fatal terrorist shootings at an historic black church in South Carolina, President Barack Obama again cited lax gun laws as contributing to this type of mass violence.
"…This latest rejig smacks of desperation," Simon Tisdall writes for the Guardian. "It is another reminder of how Obama’s trademark policy to free the US of its Middle Eastern military entanglements has foundered on geopolitical realities."
One of the options being considered by the Pentagon was further backing of the Syrian opposition, and on Thursday, the Raqqa Revolutionaries Front, part of a new US-backed alliance, announced it will stage a ground assault against the IS stronghold of Raqqa.
"We will soon announce zero hour for the beginning of the battle of liberation from oppression and persecution," the group’s leader, Abu Issa, said in a YouTube announcement. The video was posted by an activist group known as Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.
"It will be an historic battle, for Raqqa first and Syria second."
The operation will be carried out by an alliance formed earlier this month, which includes the Raqqa Revolutionaries Front. Known as the Democratic Forces of Syria, the alliance consists primarily of the Kurdish YPG militia, as well as other tribal groups from the area.
More: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20151029/1029308583/historic-raqqa-battle.html

US May Take Actions at UN if Russia Facilitates Iranian Arms Transfer
US State Department spokesman John Kirby commented on Moscow's alleged help with the transfer of Iranian weapons into Syria.

Hit Them Where it Hurts Most: Russian Airstrikes Cut ISIL Funding From Oil
Hafsa Kara-Mustapha told Sputnik that three weeks of Russian airstrikes have dramatically weakened the organization's capacity to raise the funds necessary for its terror operations, in contrast to the US-led air campaign over the past year.

Bank Looting, Oil Sales Drive up to $1.5Bln in Islamic State Revenue
US Treasury Department spokesperson said that ISIL made about $40 million in one month from the sale of oil, making close to $500 million a year.
clothcapclothcap on October 30th, 2015 07:44 am (UTC)
Is Britain in the EU political system because Heath and HMQEII had no choice?
BBC Banned Johnny Rotten in 1978 for Telling the Truth About Pedophile Jimmy Savile

Revealed: how Jimmy Savile abused up to 1,000 victims on BBC premises
Executives turned a blind eye to attacks, according to former judge's 'shocking' finding
Jimmy Savile is said to have committed his crimes ‘under the noses of BBC staff for more than 40 years’.
Daniel Boffey, policy editor
18 January 2014
The BBC will be plunged into a major crisis with the publication of a damning review, expected next month, that will reveal its staff turned a blind eye to the rape and sexual assault of up to 1,000 girls and boys by Jimmy Savile in the corporation's changing rooms and studios.
Dame Janet Smith, a former court of appeal judge, who previously led the inquiry into the murders by Dr Harold Shipman, will say in her report that the true number of victims of Savile's sexual proclivities may never be known but that his behaviour had been recognised by BBC executives who took no action.
More http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jan/18/jimmy-savile-abused-1000-victims-bbc

Jimmy Savile was part of satanic ring
JIMMY SAVILE beat and raped a 12-year-old girl during a secret satanic ritual in a hospital.
By James Fielding Sun, Jan 13, 2013
Jimmy Savile raped a 12 year old girl Jimmy Savile raped a 12-year-old girl
The perverted star wore a hooded robe and mask as he abused the terrified victim in a candle-lit basement.
He also chanted “Hail Satan” in Latin as other paedophile devil worshippers joined in and assaulted the girl at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire.
More http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/370439/Jimmy-Savile-was-part-of-satanic-ring

At least 40 UK politicians complicit in alleged Westminster 'pedophile ring' – report
5 Jul, 2014
A whistleblower who kicked off UK police pedophile probe Operation Fernbridge believes as many as 40 British MPs and peers were involved in or turned a blind eye to child abuse.
Peter Mckelvie, a retired child protection team manager, who has spent more than 20 years compiling evidence of alleged child abuse by people in authority, believes ten current and former politicians are on the list and that there is enough evidence to arrest at least one senior politician, reports the Daily Telegraph.
MPs and peers from all three main political parties are on the list including Cyril Smith and Sir Peter Morrison, who are now dead.
McKelvie was behind bringing Peter Righton, a notorious pedophile, to justice when he worked for Hereford and Worcester child protection team and believes that up to 20 MPs and Lords should be investigated.
“I believe there are sufficient grounds to carry out a formal investigation into allegations of up to 20 MPs and Lords over the last three decades, some still alive and some dead. The list is there,” he said.
And in a letter to his local MP Tony Baldry last month, McKelvie suggested that a further 20 may be implicated in covering up child abuse.
More https://www.rt.com/uk/170672-uk-politicians-pedophile-ring/

MI5 Run The VIP Paedophile Rings at Westminster & Protect The Buckingham Palace One
1 December 2012
Audio https://soundcloud.com/gypsumfantastic23/ken-mi5
I've known for some time of the allegations that Congress and Parliament is run by blackmailed politicians caught on film doing depraved sexual acts with children and whatever takes their fancy. This explains why politicians seem to be comfortable defending Royal paedophile connections and allowing places like Israel to bomb innocent civilians in Gaza. Indeed Kay Griggs says exactly this in her testimony against her husband who was the Marine Corps Chief of Staff.
More http://charlesfrith.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/mi5-use-of-child-abuse-to-film.html
Via https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2015/10/30/bbc-banned-johnny-rotten-in-1978-for-telling-the-truth-about-jimmy-savile/
Did Brown sell Britain's gold to rescue private banks hand control of the economy to the BoE corpn because he was given no option?
Did Parliament support the destruction of Libya because they had to?
Which side of the fence is (ex?)spook Dave on?

Edited at 2015-10-30 07:49 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on October 30th, 2015 08:02 am (UTC)
Desperate times for zio bandits and BSing media?

US cites ‘press reports’ & secret ‘operational data’ as proof of Russia striking Syrian hospitals
30 Oct, 2015
The US maintains that Russian airstrikes hit hospitals and caused collateral damage in Syria. However, when asked to provide supporting evidence, Washington said that it bases its allegations on “press reporting” and unconfirmed accounts from “civil society groups.”
“We have seen some press reporting to that end. We have seen some Syrian civil society groups says that,” US State Department spokesperson John Kirby said. He did not name any specific organization or news outlet.
Instead, Kirby stressed that the US also has some “intelligence and operational information” but he firmly refused to share it.
More https://www.rt.com/news/320102-us-blames-russia-syria/
Mr what'shisname from Coventry, aka SOHR no1 witness?
clothcapclothcap on October 30th, 2015 05:13 pm (UTC)
Shame about Erdogan
Imo he could have gone down in Turkish history as one of their finest PMs for the good he did for the country. Instead by all appearances he has allowed personal ambition, religion and external organisations and regimes to influence his direction.
clothcapclothcap on October 30th, 2015 05:45 pm (UTC)
How the World Almost Ended in the Fall of 1983

Activist Post October 29, 2015 By Joshua Krause
For most people who grew up in the ’80s, the year 1983 probably doesn’t stand out in any particular way. At least, no more than any other year from that decade. As time goes on, however, and more information is released to the public, that year is beginning to take on a sinister tone. That’s because we’re starting to learn that in the latter half of that year, the United States and the Soviet Union came dangerously close to nuclear war on multiple occasions. These incidents were largely fueled by Soviet paranoia and, later, American ignorance; which without a doubt may be the most volatile combination on Earth.
It all started on September 1st, 1983, when a Soviet interceptor shot down Korean Airlines Flight 007, which killed an American Congressman on board. Diplomatic relations took a turn for the worse between the two nations, and the Soviet military became more paranoid than they had ever been before.
These tensions were largely responsible for the atmosphere of tension that almost caused a nuclear war three weeks later. This incident became rather well known after the end of the Cold War, when it was revealed that a single officer with the Soviet Air Defense Forces prevented World War Three. A signal from a faulty detection system told the officer that the US had just launched a preemptive strike and, fortunately for the human race, he chose to ignore it. However, that wasn’t the only close call from that time period.
In November of that year, the United States started a massive military training exercise in Europe that was code-named Able Archer 83. The ten-day exercise involved 19,000 US troops from across the world and multiple NATO nations.
The point of the exercise was to train our forces on how to transition from a conventional war to a nuclear war, should they ever have to fight the Soviets. Now for the first time, declassified documents have been published by the National Security Archive (a non-government non-profit) which reveal that this training exercise nearly sparked World War Three.
clothcapclothcap on October 30th, 2015 05:45 pm (UTC)
According to the documents, the Soviets were already freaking out about the possibility of a preemptive strike by the US, after 600 Pershing missiles were fielded by NATO. It started out a mere theory, but eventually became conventional wisdom among KGB officials. Everyone believed that our government was preparing to destroy them without cause.
These fears were escalated by the shortcomings of their own defenses, which were falling behind America’s highly capable nuclear arsenal. They came to the conclusion that any first strike against them would completely obliterate their defenses, and leave them with nothing to retaliate with.
So once Able Archer began, they were already on a hair-trigger. Given the scale and the purpose of the operation (which was to train for a nuclear war) the Soviets were convinced that the whole training exercise was a ruse; an attempt to get our forces fully mobilized without raising any alarms. We were essentially simulating the worst fears of the Soviet intelligence community. Warsaw Pact militaries responded by pulling nukes from storage and sending them to delivery sites, as well as suspending most routine military flights so that these aircraft would be available for combat.
Despite these actions, the United States was completely clueless. Nobody in the chain of command, including the President, had any idea that the Soviets were losing their minds over our actions. In fact, the military was aware that the Soviets were on a higher state of alert, but didn’t think anything of it. No changes were made to our defense posture.
Our military completely dropped the ball and, ultimately, that’s what prevented war from breaking out. Since our military never thought anything was amiss, they never escalated a situation that they were completely unaware of. The training exercise came and went without anyone going to war.
So in a nutshell, our lack of knowledge led us to conduct a training exercise that almost provoked a nuclear war, and our lack of awareness prevented that war from occurring. It is by nothing less than dumb luck that we are still breathing today. Hopefully, the United States and Russia will look back on this incident and remember how close we came to the brink, before they conduct any more of their provocative training exercises in Eastern Europe.
More http://www.activistpost.com/2015/10/how-the-world-almost-ended-in-the-fall-of-1983.html
clothcapclothcap on October 30th, 2015 10:16 pm (UTC)
There Is No Evidence That Russia Hit Our Hospitals – MSF Rejects US Claims http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20151030/1029343621/msf-hospital-russia-bomb-claim.html
Benghazi Smokescreen: Hiding Western War Crimes in Libya: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/10/30/benghazi-smokescreen-hiding-western-war-crimes-libya/
Murderers Without Frontiers: An American Tradition http://www.opednews.com/articles/Murderers-Without-Frontier-by-Chris-Floyd-American-Hypocrisy_American-Military_Bombing_Chaos-151029-777.html
Chris Hedges “Brace Yourself! The American Empire Is Over”
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The Syrian army, thousands of Iranian troops & Hezbollah fighters backed by RuAF are preparing for a huge ground offensive in Aleppo
[More beards on the ground, one way or another]
Abbas Sarsour
WATCH how occuption soldiers run over a Palestinian boy then brutally beat him today in Palestine.
[Remember, this method of control is an Israeli export to W. regimes]
the Lemniscat
Syria's army discover arms,ammo, radio equipment & body armour US airdropped in areas abandoned by ISIS
Eisa Ali
1 adviser for every 'moderate' rebel:
US sends fewer than 50 special forces to advise 'moderate Syrian opposition' https://www.rt.com/usa/320177-syria-us-troops-obama/
Crimes of Britain
Birth defects, looting, death squads, inducing famine, internment...
British Imperialism celebrated by Poppy
Robert Stuart
Read Fabrication in BBC Panorama 'Saving Syria’s Children' http://paper.li/e-1428263855?edition_id=83cd1c00-7f40-11e5-9784-0cc47a0d15fd
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clothcapclothcap on October 30th, 2015 10:17 pm (UTC)
Scott Horton
"We will hit you with gas until you all die - the youth, the children, the old people" -Israel
Scott Fisher Says: Rain Totals (Page 2 of 4)
https://twitter.com/ScottFisherFOX7 for more
[Stolen from Ca?]
Police Use Terrorism Act to Seize a Journalist’s Computer

Moon of Alabama
Murtaza Hussain
If Tony Blair wants to make a meaningful contribution to reducing support for extremism he should publicly endorse ISIS.

Stop War Crimes
Phil Greaves
Concept of "Left vs Right" obscures concrete material relations of class conflict & imposes a superficial ideological dichotomy above them.
Perfect eg. of how propagandising a conceptual reduction of the Syrian State into the demonized "Assad" caricature aids imperial aggression:
When Westerners saw NATO bombing Libya on TV they didn't imagine a prosperous nation being destroyed & robbed, they saw "Evil Despot".
Lina Arabi
NYTimes: Colombian rebels use horrifying gas-cylinder bombs
NYTimes: Syrian rebels use innovative gas-cylinder bombs

Combat report: Over 1,600 terror targets destroyed in 1 month of Russia's Syria op - MoD
Denmark could vote on Snowden asylum, as MPs get inspired by European Parliament resolution
Murad Gazdiev
ruaf one month stats: destroyed 249 comms hubs & HQ's, 51 training camps, 35 arms factories, 131 ammo dumps syria
Most of ISIS oil exports go through Turkey – ex-CIA
Soros responsible for refugee crisis in Europe, Hungarian PM claims http://on.rt.com/6v28
Britain should have followed Iceland example, jailed corrupt bankers – Keith Brown MSP
["should have..." means dave's buddies are still at it.]
Hole in ozone layer now size of Russia & Canada combined – UN

Russian Deputy FM Sergei Ryabkov says Moscow is opposed to US sending ground troops to Syria without the approval of the Syrian government.

Net News Global
Ibrahim Joudeh
Lieutenant-Colonel Ahmad Baiig from Thuwar al-Sham (Revolutionaries of al-Sham Brigades) is killed by SAA in Aleppo
Baby Suffocates to Death from Tear Gas near Bethlehem
Special body to be set up in Syria to launch political process — Saudi foreign minister
US, allies gearing up for war with Russia: Analyst
[Wall St, LSM or Tel Aviv first to vanish?]

Activist Post
California Knew Smart Meters Were Dangerous
Erik Voorhees
Did you know? Banks make money by charging interest on funds they create out of thin air on their computer! Isn't that fun?!
Political Prisoner Dies in US Jail for Protesting Taxation
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Russia says no country can use military force in Syria without government approval
Attorney Suggests Suing U.S. Federal Government and Big Pharma Regarding Vaccinations
Project Blue Beam: Yes, the Gov’t Researched Projecting Holograms of God as a Mass Psyop
Did the United Nations Just Call for the Decriminalization of All Drugs?

From yday on Exaro: Smith review on BBC’s Jimmy Savile scandal ‘already avoids prejudicing ongoing police cases.’
clothcapclothcap on October 30th, 2015 10:19 pm (UTC)
Tactical Things
Graham W Phillips
That awkward moment when hackers find information connecting @bellingcat and @EliotHiggins to SBU and NATO funding -
Saddam-style: ISIS oil exports worth $500m a year 'conducted through Turkey'

Press TV
Israel says 'legalizes' hundreds of settler units in the occupied West Bank
Iran ready to fully back Iraq’s anti-terror fight: Minister Full news:
Pentagon chief: Sending US special forces to Syria will put them 'in harm's way'

Vincent Bevins
The special forces fighting Amazon deforestation - and why they're losing. Our @latimes story
Martin Smith
Deraa is on the Jordanian border and has long been a hub for smugglers or various kinds.
The opposition blames subsequent violence on Assad’s mishandling of the Deraa demonstrations.
Syria’s police and military knew nothing about how to handle protests. No training + no experience = disaster
7.6 million Syrians internally displaced, 4 million abroad. 500,000 in Europe

Petri Krohn
Enrico Ivanov
ISIS laid a secret oil pipeline through Iraq to Turkey!

Lizzie Phelan
2. movements, intercepted radio comms + sources inside the city show ISIS panicking about short supplies

Lisa Karpova
Ukro propagandists use 2011 New Zealand earthquake photos as "FSB ransacking Ukrainian library"

James Wheeler
Testimony from ex-UK ambassador to Libya, released Oct 27 by House of Commons, examining intervention and collapse

Umami ‏
" U.S. Stopped Syria Air Strikes While Nusra And IS Prepared Attack On Government Supply Route
Don't believe a word from state media - Special Forces have been in Syria since at least 2011

Land Destroyer
Christoph Germann
My latest for @RussiaInsider: Georgia plans to buy gas from Russia and Iran despite protests
Murad Gazdiev
also ruaf has hit 678 kindergartens, 1780 schools, 9001 orphanages and killed a family of unicorns. Source: CNN, Jihadists,

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the Lemniscat
Jan 2012, Father Frans: From the start the protests were not peaceful Syria http://thebricspost.com/an-eyewitness-to-the-syrian-rebellion-father-frans-in-his-own-words/.VjObCpf9lkW
1 year into the "revolution", FSA asked for a fatwa to allow them to to kill Alawite women & children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0U9Rw6tVwI

Tanya Lokshina
Ukrainian library raided in Moscow, head librarian locked up on suspicion of extremism. http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/10/30/russia-librarian-locked

Révolutions Info
A storyteller’s story: a Kurdish Fahrenheit 451:

21st Century Wire
NEW NARCO-WAR: ISIS Drugs, Arms, Supplied by Saudi and CIA
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clothcapclothcap on October 30th, 2015 10:35 pm (UTC)
Nigeria rescues 338 people held hostage by Boko Haram
PressTV Oct 28, 2015
Image - A handout picture provided by the Nigerian army on October 28, 2015 shows some of the 338 people who were released by soldiers from Boko Horom in the country’s northeast.
Nigerian soldiers have rescued over 330 people, mainly women and children, held hostage by Takfiri Boko Haram terrorist group in a large military operation in the country’s troubled northeastern state of Borno.
The Nigerian army said in a statement on Wednesday that the captives, who included 138 women and 192 children, were freed during a raid on “suspected Boko Haram terrorist camps at Bulajilin and Manawashe villages” on the edge of the Sambisa forest, a major stronghold of the militants in northeast Nigeria.
The army troops “rescued 338 persons that were held captive by the terrorists” in the Tuesday operation, according to the statement.
The statement added that the freed hostages have been moved to a camp for displaced persons in Mubi in nearby Adamawa state
The military also killed 30 Boko Haram militants, and seized their arms and ammunition during the operation.
A handout picture provided by the Nigerian army on October 28, 2015 shows some of the 338 people who were released by soldiers from Boko Haram in the country’s northeast. © AFP
The developments come as the UK-based rights group Amnesty International said more than 2,000 women and children have been kidnapped by the Takfiri terrorist group since January 2014, with many of them becoming victims of sexual violence.
Full http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/10/28/435383/Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Borno-State--Sambisa-forest-

Edited at 2015-11-01 08:56 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on October 30th, 2015 11:05 pm (UTC)
Winston Churchill: 1920 “From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, to those of Trotsky, Bela Kun, Rosa Luxembourg, and Emma Goldman, this world wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. It played a definitely recognizable role in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the nineteenth century, and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads, and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.”
Ended up doing their bidding.