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14 December 2015 @ 12:01 pm
US, UK, EU, Syria. The Plan?  

US Seeks Occupation as US Fighters Flood Syria

By Tony Cartalucci

US corporate-funded policy think-tank, the Brookings Institution, published a June 2015 paper titled, “Deconstructing Syria: Towards a regionalized strategy for a confederal country.” The signed and dated open-conspiracy to divide, destroy, invade, then incrementally occupy Syria using no-fly-zones and both US and British special forces is now demonstrably underway.

The paper would lay out in no uncertain terms that (emphasis added):

The idea would be to help moderate elements establish reliable safe zones within Syria once they were able. American, as well as Saudi and Turkish and British and Jordanian and other Arab forces would act in support, not only from the air but eventually on the ground via the presence of special forces as well. The approach would benefit from Syria’s open desert terrain which could allow creation of buffer zones that could be monitored for possible signs of enemy attack through a combination of technologies, patrols, and other methods that outside special forces could help Syrian local fighters set up.

Were Assad foolish enough to challenge these zones, even if he somehow forced the withdrawal of the outside special forces, he would be likely to lose his air power in ensuing retaliatory strikes by outside forces, depriving his military of one of its few advantages over ISIL. Thus, he would be unlikely to do this.

Not only does Brookings lay out an open conspiracy to invade and occupy Syria, it does so with the open admission that the goal is not to degrade the fighting capacity of the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS or ISIL), but rather to undermine and eventually overthrow the Syrian government. In fact, Brookings makes a point of stating that the goal would be to seize and hold Syrian territory to further advance American ambitions toward regime change, and would move quickly to degrade the Syrian government’s ability to resist ISIS if any attempts were made by Damascus to stop the US invasion.

News reports have trickled out regarding US and British “fighters” operating in Syria. Their backgrounds, affiliations, logistical support, and transportation to the battlefield have been intentionally left ambiguous by the Western media. Occasionally, open admissions are made that US and British special forces are operating in Syria, with one recent report indicating British Special Air Service (SAS) operators were in Syria “dressed as ISIS fighters.” The UK Express reported in their article, “SAS dress as ISIS fighters in undercover war on jihadis,” that:

The unorthodox tactic, which is seeing SAS units dressed in black and flying ISIS flags, has been likened to the methods used by the Long Range Desert Group against Rommel’s forces during the Second World War.

More than 120 members belonging to the elite regiment are currently in the war-torn country on operation Shader, tasked with destroying IS equipment and munitions which insurgents constantly move to avoid Coalition air strikes.
Of course, this alleged and very risky military operation to “destroy IS equipment and munitions” in Syria begs belief as all of ISIS’ equip first enters Syria at the very Turkish-Syrian border the SAS likely staged to begin their operation. Strategically and tactically, interdicting ISIS’ supplies before they reach Syria would effectively cripple ISIS’ fighting capacity in the matter of weeks. It is clear that the SAS and other Western special forces are not in Syria to fight ISIS, but as Brookings itself admits, to take and hold Syrian territory from which terrorist groups, including ISIS can more safely wage war against Damascus.

As the number of US and British forces on the ground in Syria grow, a variety of cover stories have been invented. The latest has been posited by Foreign Policy magazine. In their report titled, “Meet the Americans Flocking to Iraq and Syria to Fight the Islamic State,” they claim:

…the number of Americans traveling abroad to fight the Islamic State is picking up, with 44 percent of all fighters identified in the report arriving between May and mid-August of 2015. Whether you think of them as brave patriots stepping up to oppose a pressing threat or meddlesome war tourists taking foolish risks, one thing seems certain: More Americans will be arriving in Iraq and Syria to take up the fight against the Islamic State in the near future.

The anecdotes used to qualify Foreign Policy’s claims that these fighters are “volunteers” and not special forces or paid mercenaries are the clearest indication that the article, and many like it, are a cover story. Ironically, it would be one of Cass Sunstein’s “independent credible voices,” Eliot Higgins – who regularly claims Russian volunteers in Ukraine are in fact sanctioned by Moscow – who would publish a “report” supporting Foreign Policy’s “volunteer” premise.

In reality, Foreign Policy is covering up the immediate implementation of admitted and documented US foreign policy to invade and occupy Syrian territory using special forces. A growing number of US and British special forces in Syria to take and hold territory will be impossible to cover up perpetually, so alternative narratives explaining the large and growing numbers of Western fighters in Syria has been fabricated.

And while the prospect of volunteers traveling to Syria is not entirely fantastical, the transportation, funding, arming, and both tactical and political support of these fighters requires state resources. The fact that American citizens are forbidden by law to partake in foreign conflicts in this manner, yet are able to freely enter Turkey, then cross at Turkish-controlled checkpoints to fight in Syria – like the flow of weapons, supplies, and fighters to bolster ISIS at these same checkpoints – suggests stated US foreign policy to both use armed terrorist groups to overthrow the Syrian government by proxy, and now the use of US and British military forces to do so directly, is being executed before the eyes of the world.

Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazineNew Eastern Outlook”.

Via http://www.activistpost.com/2015/09/us-seeks-occupation-as-us-fighters-flood-syria.html
clothcapclothcap on December 14th, 2015 12:50 pm (UTC)
How can we bitchain politics?
clothcapclothcap on December 14th, 2015 01:12 pm (UTC)
AlametHandsOffSyria ‏@Alamet0
Interesting claim: FSA units totalling over 5000 troops fighting alongside Syria army supported by Russian jets

Jamila Hanan
Dr Joanne Liu ‏@JoanneLiu_MSF
More than 99 Hospitals & health facilities destroyed in Yemen’s conflict,when will we put a stop?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/yemen-hospitals-doctors-without-borders_5669c99de4b0f290e52260dd via TheWorldPost
Nasser Arrabyee ‏@narrabyee
UK is supporting the mind, the heart,and the sword of ISIS by supporting Saudi regime and its aggression on Yemen.

Robina Creaser
Drinka Mercep ‏@DrinkaMercep
depleted uraniun also in ex Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo
Nardeep Pujji @AWAKEALERT
Human Values?
US UK dropped depleted Uranium bombs on Civilians in Fallujah Iraq & in Libya
Syria ISIS Commander blackmails US UK ►give us missiles Or We Reveal Evidence of Sarin Gas Attack on Damascus 2013

RT ‏@RT_com
EXCLUSIVE: Sarin materials brought via Turkey & mixed in Syrian ISIS camps– Turkish MP to RT
MORE: Navy had to intervene after Turkish merchant vessel hampered Russian convoy transporting drill platforms
Churkin: Turkey&US were obliged to inform UNSC about ISIS trafficking stolen oil, but didn’t
RT UK ‏@RTUKnews
Shaker Aamer: 'Let Blair tell the truth without risking jail'
[Lie and say yes. He would. How many millions dead, injured?]

hebe ‏@prophetess_
@leithfadel On 1 September 1939, Assad invaded Poland & started World War II. KenRothHistoryLessons
Sultana ‏@SultanetZman
وكالة خبر للأنباء
The UAE commander Salman bin Huaidan, reported injured earlier, has died in the missile attack Yemen

Enrico Ivanov ‏@Russ_Warrior
Why is Turkish President Trying to 'Escalate Tensions' With Russia?

Net News Global
Sputnik ‏@SputnikInt
US money-transferring firm sued for funding assassinations by al-Shabab
the Lemniscat ‏@theLemniscat
Is this why US won't criticise Erdogan, because he could expose US involvement in the Ghouta chemical attack?
AlametHandsOffSyria ‏@Alamet0
Interesting claim: FSA units totalling over 5000 troops fighting alongside Syria army supported by Russian jets http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20151214/1031706532/russia-strikes-fsa.html
Nasser Arrabyee ‏@narrabyee
The 2 commanders of Saudi-Emirates invading forces Suhyan& Kutaibi, killed today by Yemen army ballistic missile

Chris ☭ Sedlmair ‏@Chris_Sedlmair
Military operations in preparation in and around Syria, by Thierry Meyssan
Erdogan's Lies, by Mikhail Leontyev

Stop War Crimes
Phil Greaves ‏@PhilGreaves01
Though contrary to Escobar, Turkey's actions in Iraq & Syria are not an imagined independent "Neo-Ottomanism", but in service of NATO.

Russia Insider ‏@RussiaInsider
Different Actors, Same Design: Destroying Syria to Pave Way for Sunnistan @NatCounterPunch

electra ‏@electradiffusa
oil, oil and again oil...
Oh boy what a shot @ohboywhatashot
Murdoch, Cheney and Rothschild granted oil rights in Syria
─► http://bit.ly/1NJzyA2

Press TV ‏@PressTV
US, Turkey 'violated int’l law over Daesh'

Tactical Things
Nenad Jovanovic ‏@DracoDoclean
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Hatuxka ‏@Hatuxka
Video Shows Israeli Commandos Rescuing Wounded Jihadists From Syria
clothcapclothcap on December 14th, 2015 07:30 pm (UTC)
Britain should lead way on genetically engineered babies, says Chief Scientific Adviser

Sir Mark Walport, who advises the government on scientific matters, said it could be acceptable to genetically edit human embryos
A row of babies
Britain has the science and regualtion to be able to lead the way in genetic engineering, Sir Mark Walport has said
By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
09 Dec 2015
Britain should be leading the way on genetically editing human embryos the government’s Chief Scientific Adviser has said.
Last week more than 150 scientists and campaigners called for a worldwide ban on the practice, claiming it could ‘irrevocably alter the human species’ and lead to a world where inequality and discrimination were ‘inscribed onto the human genome.’
But at a conference in London yesterday, Sir Mark Walport, who advises the government on scientific matters, said he believed there were ‘circumstances’ in which the genetic editing of human embyros could be ‘acceptable’.
More http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12042178/Britain-should-lead-way-on-genetically-engineered-babies-says-Chief-Scientific-Adviser.html
clothcapclothcap on December 14th, 2015 07:49 pm (UTC)
Islam is NOT a Religion of Peace
clothcapclothcap on December 14th, 2015 07:58 pm (UTC)
Remember those 'British values' the Tories wanted us all to live by?

It turns out they're failing to do it themselves
Over matters of democracy, liberty and tolerance, this Government appears to be opposing the very ideals it says we share
Gareth Evans
Wednesday 25 November 2015
Home Secretary Theresa May is a champion of the so-called 'Snooper's Charter' Getty
Earlier this year, historian David Starkey defined our national values as "queuing, drunkenness, nostalgia, loving pets, self-loathing, wit and eccentricity". Whether or not you agree with him, I'm sure that you will have your own ideas of what British values are - assuming your believe there is such a thing at all.
Exactly one year ago, the government attempted to define our values for us when it proposed a written definition of them to be promoted in all schools. This definition included "democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs".
One might read such a list and wonder what on earth this Government knows about any of them. Perhaps we should consider how well the Government has stuck to its own definition of British values this past year. Consider this the end of term report, as it were.
So how has it done? The short answer is terribly. Not only has it failed to uphold these ‘British values’, but it seems to have made a concerted effort to oppose them all individually too.
More http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/the-government-is-failing-to-live-up-to-its-own-british-values-a6748726.html
Read more
The Prophet Mohammed had British values
In his caravan raiding days?
clothcapclothcap on December 14th, 2015 08:58 pm (UTC)
"CrossTalk" Syrian juggernaut

RT Shows Dec 14, 2015
"These people are unhinged."

Differing agendas and competing visions – this is how the Syrian civil war is being fought today. Washington and its allies continue to pursue a policy focused on desired political outcomes. On the other hand, Russia and its allies are targeting and destroying terrorists. Is working at cross-purposes what keeps this war going?
CrossTalking with Michael Maloof, Kapil Komireddi, and Patrick Lawrence.
HQ https://www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/325830-syria-washington-civil-war/
clothcapclothcap on December 14th, 2015 09:16 pm (UTC)
Stunning scientific illiteracy behind the Paris 2 °C target
12 Dec 2015 Lubos Motl
The "final" COP21 Paris agreement has 31 pages and this delusional text will go down in history as a certificate of madness and hysteria. Representatives of 200 countries are ready to sign the document. Thankfully, in the first three years after ratifying it, everyone may leave the "legally binding" treaty one year after the country says "it's been enough" (Article 28). Countries with sensible leaders or populations will do so once they liberate themselves from the Paris group think.
The individual countries have "voluntarily" submitted their arbitrarily chosen emissions reductions plans before the conference (EU, U.S., others). Their signature under the Paris document – which will only "fully" supersede the Kyoto protocol in 2020 – means the promise to enforce the plan, to periodically defend its successes in achieving the 5-year plans in front of the central committee (I still remember 5-year plans!), and to believe that this plan that has virtually nothing with the temperature will keep the temperature well below the threshold 2 °C above the pre-industrial temperatures. And there's lots of bureaucracy and wealth redistribution etc. sketched in the treaty, issues that I will mostly avoid.
Fourteen months ago, Victor and Kennel published an article in Nature explaining some of the reasons why the "temperature targets" such as the 2 °C target should be ditched because this kind of targeting is ill-defined, meaningless, inconsequential, unreachable, ... and just plain idiotic. Victor's and Kennel's main complaint was that the global mean temperature wasn't in any useful sense correlated with the health of our planet.
But the climate hysteria has lost all contacts with science. The hundreds of stupid mammals from all corners of the world who gathered in Paris don't read Nature. It's much worse than that, of course. They don't talk to anyone who has a clue about science, either. They've brainwashed themselves into believing that the global warming temperature must be a high-precision, well-defined number and, which is even worse, they may push it in any direction they want by meeting their fellow tetrapods and signing meaningless arrogant declarations.
Needless to say, sub-degree accurate comparative temperature targets can't be used as the basis of any human or corporate or national behavior or planning. This form of planning is nonsensical for at least 5 totally fundamental reasons.
First of all, there is no canonical – and no generally agreed upon – operational definition of the global mean temperature that could quantify the increase of the temperature between the "pre-industrial era" to "now" with this amazing sub-degree accuracy. On this graph

you may see that the wiggles of the global mean temperature in the lower troposphere as seen from the satellites (green) look very similar to the (red) surface+ocean temperature data. It is obvious that most of this history has a "universal basis". At the same moment, there are differences that are significant and can't be eliminated. The peak temperatures in 1997-1998 looked about 0.3 °C warmer to the satellites than to the weather stations. And while the red and green curves mostly overlapped throughout this history, you may see that the (green) satellites were about 0.2 °C cooler than the (red) weather station in recent years.
This 0.2 °C is a tiny temperature difference that humans can't really "feel". But if someone tries to plan some accumulated warming from the observed temperature trends, it corresponds to some 15 years of the underlying trend. So if you decide that you will change some laws about the fossil fuels once the temperature reaches a threshold, this transition may be done now or in 15 years, depending on the details how the temperature is quantified. If an international treaty tells you that you should stop driving your car when the global mean temperature reaches a certain point, but it may be now or in 15 years or in 30 years (depending on the exact methodology), it's a pretty vacuous treaty, isn't it?
More http://motls.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/stunning-scientific-illiteracy-behind.html

Edited at 2015-12-15 08:45 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on December 14th, 2015 09:52 pm (UTC)
House Ds Demand Fossil Energy CEOs Confess Funding “Denial and Disinformation”

by Marlo Lewis 10 Dec 2015
Summary: Thirty-two House Democrats this week sent a letter to the CEOs of Chevron, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, BP, Shell, and Peabody Energy posing 15 questions about the companies’ (alleged) funding of a “massive campaign of [climate] denial and disinformation.” The gist of the letter, which presumes guilt and demands confessions, is captured by the old joke question: “When did you stop beating your wife?”
In a letter sent this week to the CEOs of Chevron, BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips, and Peabody Energy, Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), and 30 other House Democrats ask numerous questions about the companies’ (alleged) role in funding a “massive campaign of denial and disinformation” to hide the terrible “truth” about global warming from policymakers and the public.
I reproduce the questions below and provide model answers the companies are welcome to use or adapt at their pleasure.
Q1: When did your company first become aware that using fossil fuels could result in climate change and warming of the planet?
A: The question assumes the idea of anthropogenic global warming is of recent vintage. In fact, the potential of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to warm the Earth was first estimated by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius in 1896. English engineer Guy Callendar made more observationally-constrained estimates in his 1938 study, “The Artificial Production of Carbon Dioxide and its Influence on Temperature.” Unlike many scientists (and non-scientists) today, Callendar did not assume anthropogenic climate change is inherently dangerous:
In conclusion it may be said that the combustion of fossil fuel, whether it be peat from the surface or oil from 10,000 feet below, is likely to prove beneficial to mankind in several ways, besides the provision of heat and power. For instance the above mentioned small increases of mean temperature would be important at the northern margin of cultivation, and the growth of favourably situated plants is directly proportional to the carbon dioxide pressure (Brown and Escombe, 1905): In any case the return of the deadly glaciers should be delayed indefinitely.
Since your questions refer to recent journalistic exposés of “what Exxon knew” about climate change, we assume you’re asking what our scientists knew in the 1970s and 1980s. Our answer (h/t David Middleton) is that some of our scientists knew then what NASA scientist James Hansen knew in 1988 — that CO2 emissions would cause two-to-three times more warming than actually occurred.

Christy Hansen_1988_Predictions through 2014
More http://www.globalwarming.org/2015/12/10/house-ds-demand-fossil-energy-ceos-confess-funding-denial-and-disinfomation/
clothcapclothcap on December 15th, 2015 09:58 am (UTC)
Bitchain till receipts
Till receipts could be bitchained. No problem returning anything you bought ever again. Unless it was nicked.
clothcapclothcap on December 15th, 2015 10:04 am (UTC)
The way of empire

The Truth about reptilians by George Carlin

The Best Of George Carlin Exposing The American Government

I recommend listening to this one from time to time to keep a perspective on what is real.

(Click on the youtube logo bottom right of the vid container to go there.)
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2015 10:50 am (UTC)
Re: The way of empire
I blame it on the piss, pills and cocaine.

George Carlin is not funny any more.