Friday, December 9, 2016

Twittering Bana Gains Sympathy and a Whole Lot of Doubts

I'm firmly in the doubters camp. So is the NYT's. Clearly.  Or they wouldn't have presented this story in the manner they did.

Bana al Abed- 220,000 followers on Twitter?  

Seriously? Are half of those bots and the rest developmentally handicapped with serious logical thinking impairments? Or is it just a case of being a whole bunch of  mindless followers- Bandwagon. Jump on the bandwagon! Don't ask a question or five?
 

But in an era of internet hoaxes, fabrications and the increased use of fake news around the world to further political agendas, Bana’s Twitter account has also raised some questions of veracity and authenticity.
I want to point out that it's been the mainstream media pushing this fabrication without verifying the accuracy. So it is the msm engaging in the promotion of fake news! I wouldn't touch, or present it as real, true or valid.  This whole psyop needs to be outed for what it is. Psychological Operation.
Her messages are sophisticated for a 7-year-old, for example, particularly for one whose native language is not English.
Some people have questioned whether the videos in which Bana speaks were rehearsed or altered.
The inaccessibility of much of the Syria conflict to journalists, who often have no way of confirming the provenance of information directly, has amplified those concerns.
No way to confirm the provenance of the entire situation- period!
According to Bana’s mother, who describes herself as a 26-year-old teacher of English and who has spoken with The New York Times via Skype and WhatsApp, the Twitter postings originated in eastern Aleppo, where Fatemah said she lived with Bana and her two younger children, Mohamed, 5, and Noor, 3.
All appear in photographs and videos posted by the @AlabedBana account. But Bana is the only one who spends significant time on camera or who speaks to the audience in English. She appears in many of the clips to be reading from a card or to have memorized lines.
Her family, so called, never or rarely appears with her in front of the camera? No one finds that strange, eh? She reads from cards and speaks memorized lines? That doesn't bother any of the more then 200,000 twits on twitter.
Some have called Bana’s father a violent jihadist affiliated with Qaeda-linked fighters ensconced in eastern Aleppo. Others have called Bana and her mother fictions created by the United States as a propaganda tool to malign the Syrian and Russian governments.
 There is a very good possibility Bana's father is a violent jihadist- AQ linked!
It's a certainty that Bana and her mother are fictional creations used as propaganda tools by the US and company! They have the most reason to do this... And it's not just to malign Syria and Russia- It's too manipulate the masses. Dupe the gullible. Wrench your hearts and make you irrational and malleable... Mold your minds.

There is some precedent for such cynicism, and a notable example also had a Syrian connection. In 2011, a woman who described herself as a lesbian blogger using the pseudonym Amina Arraf wrote about political persecution in Damascus, the capital, and suddenly disappeared.
The “gay girl in Damascus,” as the blogger came to be known, turned out to be a 40-year-old American man from Georgia. USA.
Some precedent?! There is tons of precedent for this skepticism. We'll start with "gay girl in Damascus" Let's go back to June 2011- Nearly the beginning of my more then 5 years covering Syria's destabilization.

Syria-First or Hit Syria First ? Gay blogger in Damascus - Psyops gone amok!!

 Have we all heard the one about the Syrian lesbian blogger who was treated very, very badly in Syria?? Well if you did and were outraged. You have been suckered! It was a hoax. A psyop. A perception management operation pulled on you!!
Created by an American Student at a British University
His wife may have been in on the act
He is saying, he meant well and you should not dismiss his work, blah, blah, blah.
Bullshit. He was paid to do this work. Either by US or British intelligence.
He is a fraud and his blog is a complete fraud!

 
Gay blogger Girl from Damascus- Hoax

-Then there was Syria Danny- Till he got caught 
-There was the Incubator Hoax for Iraq- Never mind the whole WMD's in Iraq hoax
-The White Helmet Hoax - The Viagra Hoax in Libya.
-Never mind the grandpappy of all media hoaxes...the ones that get you to believe attacking another nation is justified and necessary.
 My mind harkens back to Colin Powell's, attack Iraq, mind manipulation at the UN, including props!
 
Bana, Syria Danny, Gay Damascus blogger girl, Incubator crying princess, WMD's and mushroom clouds, Viagra for Libyan troops are all just facets of the entirety of the constant war waged against you and I. 

Bana is just another in a long line of of manipulations
The New York Times has been able to verify, through comparisons with satellite maps, that at least some videos posted from Bana’s Twitter account were filmed in Al Shaar, a neighborhood in eastern Aleppo.
Some but not all of the videos. How many videos were verified?  
Just two videos would allow the NYT's to claims "some videos were verified"- I'm not impressed!
But it is unclear whether all of her Twitter posts — which could be put online from anywhere, by anyone with Bana’s password — originated in eastern Aleppo. Nor is it clear how many posts Bana has composed herself.
Bana’s mother did not immediately respond to requests via WhatsApp for clarification on these questions.
  Sonia Khush, the Syria director of Save the Children.“In the case of this girl, I don’t know whether it’s true or fake in this age of social media,” she said.
 Sonia Khush wants you to believe it doesn't matter if it's fake. It does matter. It matters a whole heck of a lot! Because if it's fake, and it is in my opinion, then what else is fake?
Juliette S. Touma, a Unicef spokeswoman for the Middle East and North Africa, acknowledged that there was, in Bana’s case, “no way to verify where the tweets are coming from, or whether they’re coming from the girl or somewhere else.”
So why has this been reported on as if its true, factual and real? One reason and one reason only. To manipulate you, the consumer, of this perception managing psychological operation.
 Despite the questions surrounding Bana’s account, news organizations have embraced it as a window into the Syria conflict.
Yes, news organizations did embrace it. Because that's what they were supposed to do. Embrace it. Feed it. Nurture it. Encourage it to grow into a massive manipulation. JK Rowling helped with that too. What a whore! (Anything for money, obviously)

Some experts on news media ethics said that, despite the appeal of such a heartbreaking narrative — and with a young girl at its center, no less — news outlets had to approach the account with skepticism, and that some had fallen short.
“It’s always a question of whether a 7-year-old is being used as a propaganda tool, and if so, by whom,” said Jane E. Kirtley, a professor of media ethics and law at the University of Minnesota. “Sometimes we fall in love with a concept and basically ignore things that would undermine that concept, and ignore things that should be red flags.”

Kathleen Bartzen Culver, the director for the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said some news outlets, including morning network news shows in the United States, seemed to have “suspended skepticism.”
“There are times when I will read or watch something when I will think, ‘I just don’t think we have our critical thinking hats on at the moment,’” she said.
 I had my critical thinking hat on. And Bana's heart tugging twitter recounts didn't appear credible, plausible or believable. However they are despicable! Because I detest when children are exploited and you should too!

hoax- sadly
 

Oh Sycophant Canada: UN General Assembly Resolution On Syria-

Reuters:

The United Nations General Assembly voted 122 to 13 on Friday to demand an immediate cessation of hostilities in Syria, humanitarian aid access throughout the country and an end to all sieges, including in Aleppo.

Thirty-six countries abstained in the vote on the Canadian-drafted resolution on the nearly six-year-old Syrian conflict. General Assembly resolutions are non-binding but can carry political weight.
Canadian U.N. Ambassador Marc-Andre Blanchard acknowledged that the resolution was not a solution to the conflict, but an important statement.
"It is a reminder that above all else the lives of the Syrian people should be our priority. They are our priority and the world will not stay silent while they suffer without assistance," he said before the vote.
I want to wretch reading that! That's how vile that statement is!

Talk of unilateral sanctions? That's how much Canada cares about the Syrian people!
Outraged and disgusted does not even begin to describe how detestable I find the statements of Canada's concern.  


Churkin also slammed unilateral sanctions imposed on Syria.

"You are slowly asphyxiating the population you ardently claim to care about," he said on Friday.

Exactly! That's exactly the plan! Inflict misery on a mass scale. Worse then Canada's already done alongside the US/UK/Israeli axis of evil

Recall: Madeline Albright and the sanctions opposed on Iraq? Killing half a million Iraqi children. She thought it was worth it and apparently so does Canada's fascist regime. (not my government)

There you go Canada- Feel proud of the phony humanitarianism espoused.
I'll take a pass

 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

CFR President Richard Haass:Gap Growing Between Allies and Turkey

 Link

Richard Haass CFR President- direct quotes below and you can listen to  them for yourself 
This man is stating openly Turkey does not toe the "allies" line aka NATO

"the illiberal trend"
"Increasingly Turkey is gathering behind the Assad Government"
"Is far more concerned about Kurds then getting rid of Assad Government"

 Anyone recall me having the ubercreepy CFR video here?

Link 

 Richard Haass was in that too

 About the Council on Foreign Relations: Members including Fareed Zakaria, Angelina Jolie, and Robert Rubin along with CFR president Richard Haass explains CFR’s critical role in understanding today’s world.

Ankara More Interested in Counterterrorism Then Assad Departing

I've more to say on the subject of the Turkish/Syrian situation.. For now a bit of a comment from Rescue & a linked below news  article. With more to follow in another posting when time allows.

This change, spoken openly about, is certain to have gained the ire of the US/UK/Israel Middle East/North Africa remakers. I've written here about the changes taking place that seemed apparent to me and should have been apparent to many others, particularly in the alt media camp. Those who chose to instead engage in 'cult of personality' distraction.

I think Turkey is totally out of the belligerent camp against Syria. Turkey held negotiations last week in Ankara, where Russia & rebel groups for the first time held direct talks. The US was not invited, they are allegedly pretty angry about it.

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim during their meeting in Moscow (AFP)

Ankara reiterated the order of its priorities in Syria, and the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that overthrowing the head of the Syrian regime Bashar Al-Assad is not a priority for it. He added that operation Euphrates Shield in which Turkey supports Free Syrian Army fighters in northern Syria targets “terrorist organisations” and has nothing to do with what is happening in Aleppo. He added that the “nature of the crisis in Syria imposes priorities, the most important of which is to rescue the Syrian people. However, the overthrow of Assad is not a priority”.
The Turkish Prime Minister, who made an official visit to the Russian capital Moscow, made these comments in an interview with the Russian news agency Sputnik on Wednesday.
He said that there are three major issues in the Syrian crisis that require a quick solution, and that it was necessary to end the continuing bloodshed in Aleppo, put an end to terrorist activities in Syrian areas bordering south Turkey and deter the Syrian Democratic Union Party and its military arm the People’s Protection Units. Turkey considers both of these parties as extensions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) which it has classified as a terrorist organisation. Turkey also said that both of these parties are carrying out operations against Turkey from Syrian territory.

As for the fate of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, an issue that has sparked controversy between Moscow and Ankara in recent times, Yildirim said We have to arrange our priorities in this regard. Is Assad’s fate important? Or is the fate of the Syrian state important? Without a doubt, the fate of the Syrian people is more important than the fate of Assad.”
 This  has been  an ongoing process

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Breaking! "Rebels" aka Terrorists, call for ceasefire as SAA recaptures Aleppo city. Russian Killed. Israeli Strikes & More

 I've been updating as news is breaking so bear with me, ok?

Aleppo Recovered

Albawaba
Syrian government forces have reportedly recaptured all of Aleppo's historic 'Old City', pushing the last remaining rebels there out.
The British-based monitoring group, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said an army advance on Tuesday and overnight, supported by heavy air strikes and shelling, caused insurgents to withdraw from the Old City.
The report indicates that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, helped by its ally Russia, is closer than ever to what would be its biggest victory of the conflict – retaking eastern Aleppo in its entirety.
The Syrian army advance has already seen rebels lose two thirds of the besieged enclave.

Insurgents /Terrorists are now calling for a five-day ceasefire, talks about Aleppo's future, and medical and civilian evacuations.

The Kremlin however looks in no mood to back down – describing all rebels left in Aleppo as 'terrorists' and announcing that rebel/terrorist shelling has killed a Russian military adviser there.
Russian military adviser killed by shelling in Aleppo
 A Russian military adviser working in Aleppo has been killed by artillery shelling carried out by Syrian opposition rebels, Russian news agencies quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as saying on Wednesday.
The adviser would be posthumously given a top military award, the agencies said.
The death of the military adviser comes two days after two Russian nurses were killed in a rocket attack on a Russian military hospital in Aleppo.
The strike on the hospital by terrorists, who were undoubtedly provided coordinates by their allies in US/UK/Israel/NATO

Syria Rejects The Offer of Ceasefire!!!

Syrian government takes Aleppo Old City, rejects proposed ceasefire

The rebels are pushing for a five-day truce and the evacuation of injured people and civilians from eastern Aleppo - but the Syrian government has rejected this proposal.

"We will not accept any truce," Fares Shehabi, a member of parliament for Aleppo, told dpa by telephone. "If they do not leave we will continue our attack," he warned the armed groups.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said all rebels who choose to remain in the collapsing enclave will be deemed as linked to al-Qaeda's wing in Syria, a strong force in the country.

"The exit was offered to them and this issue was discussed earlier," Peskov said about the rebels, according to the Russian state news agency TASS. "Unfortunately, only few have exited," he added.
Israeli acts of war

Yesterday in the comment section I'd mentioned breaking reporting of most probably Israeli airstrikes into Syria- And it was! Of course. Read below:

there is also breaking news that either 3 or 4 planes made strikes into Syrian territory

looking for more verification at this time as the first out was SOHR but we have more news now from i24

As of now I would speculate this was Israel- they used Lebanese airspace and struck Hezbollah in Syria

http://www.syriahr.com/en/?p=56440

"unidentified warplanes flew at high altitude in the sky of the areas of Madaya and Zabadani, they carried out four raids on the western mountain of Zabadani, which is controlled by the regime forces and the Lebanese Hezbollah since the second half of last year 2015, and the sources confirmed to the Observatory that the raids targeted 2 checkpoint areas in which members of the Lebanese Hezbollah are positioned, among the checkpoints that besiege Zabadani city, it is not known whether the targeting was for both checkpoint directly or it targeted members who were targeting both checkpoints in the mountain, also no information received about the size of the human losses caused by these raids"

http://www.i24news.tv/fr/actu/international/moyen-orient/131949-161206-syrie-des-raids-aeriens-frappent-des-positions-du-hezbollah-medias

in french with an Israeli leaning obviously

http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/middle-east/131955-161206-hezbollah-positions-in-syria-struck-by-unidentified-warplanes

"Several' militants were injured in the strikes, according to reports and witnesses on the ground

Unidentified fighter jets on Tuesday attacked at least three positions of the Lebanese Hezbollah on Syrian territory around the city of Al-Zabadani, local media reported.

"Several" militants were injured in the strikes, according to reports and witnesses on the ground.

Details on the incident were scarce at time of reporting"

stay tuned..
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Yesterday very early reporting seemed to indicate it was Israel- Two strikes in 24 hours

SANA
 The Israeli enemy launched at 3:00 am Wednesday a number of surface-to-surface missiles from inside the occupied territories to the west of Tall Abu al-Nada (hill) that landed in the surroundings of al-Mezzeh Airport west of Damascus, a military source said.
The source told SANA that the attack caused a fire to erupt in the site where the missiles hit, adding that no human casualties were reported.
The source noted that the attack is part of the “desperate attempts” of the Israeli enemy to support the terrorist groups and raise their deteriorating morale.
This attack, the source stressed, will only make the Syrian Arab Army “even more determined to cut off the hands of the terrorist agents of the Zionist entity, which should be held fully responsible for the repercussions and consequences of these criminal attacks.”
Today’s attack came a week after the air force of the Israeli army fired from the Lebanese airspace two missiles on al-Sabboura area in the western countryside of Damascus, in an attempt to divert attention from the successes which the Syrian army has been making against the terrorist organizations.
Link
Israeli warplanes hit an area near Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's palace early morning, causing multiple fires and explosions at Damascus' military airport.
No deaths or injuries have been reported and neither the Syrian nor the Israeli armed forces have commented on the attack which struck Mezzeh Military Airport around 4am.
It is understood that Israel was targeting Hizballah positions near the airport, in the second such strike in 24 hours.
If you have a barf bag handy feel free to read this joint statement on Aleppo. It is truly nauseating:

 The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the United States gave a joint statement on the situation in Aleppo. Joint statement on Aleppo: 7 December 2016

*Notice the absence of Turkey in that joint statement?


Whew! The past 24 hours have been busy!

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

US Strikes on Syrian Troops? Accidentally on Purpose. Data Contradicts Mistakes Claims

The US did, accidentally on purpose, strike the SAA positions.
Meaning: Deliberately, but feigning accident.
Accidentally, on purpose


Middle East Eye- US strikes on Syrian troops: Report data contradicts 'mistake' claims

The summary report on an investigation into US and allied airstrikes on Syrian government troops has revealed irregularities in decision-making consistent with a deliberate targeting of Syrian forces.

The report, released by US Central Command on 29 November, shows that senior US Air Force officers at the Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) at al-Udeid Airbase in Qatar, who were responsible for the decision to carry out the September airstrike at Deir Ezzor:

    *misled the Russians about where the US intended to strike so the Russia could not warn that it was targeting Syrian troops
    
   * ignored information and intelligence analysis, warning that the positions to be struck were Syrian government rather than Islamic State
    
   * shifted abruptly from a deliberate targeting process to an immediate strike in violation of normal Air Force procedures

Keep in mind the US didn’t want to stick to the ceasefire agreement at that time
How the strikes killed off ceasefire deal

The strikes against two Syrian army positions were the pivotal event in the breakdown of the Syrian ceasefire agreement reached between the United States and Russia in September. Both Moscow and Damascus denounced the strikes as a deliberate move by the Obama administration to support Islamic State and cited the attacks as the reason for declaring an end to the ceasefire on 19 September.

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigan, commander of US Air Forces Central Command and of the CAOC, who was the central figure in all the decisions, apparently had a motive for a strike against Syrian forces.
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter had strongly opposed a provision in the US-Russian ceasefire agreement that would have established a US-Russian “joint integration center” to coordinate airstrikes against both Islamic State (also known as Da’esh) and the then-Nusra Front, which was to become active after seven days of effective ceasefire.
 Last week Brig. Gen. Richard Coe, the lead US official on the investigating team, told reporters that the U.S. airstrikes in Deir Ezzor on 17 September, which killed at least 62 - and possibly more than 100 - Syrian army troops, was the unintentional result of “human error”.
Since Ash Carter didn’t want to cooperate with Russia because they didn't want to target their assets, it was certainly in the interest of the US to kill the ceasefire deal. The US had motive. The US had the means. And the US was the beneficiary of this decision to strike Syrian Army. The ceasefire ended. No joint cooperation. No coordination of airstrikes. And at the same time a boost for ISIS!!
From earlier: Syrian “rebels” aka terrorists talk surrender & evacuation with US. 75% of Aleppo Recovered!

In a press briefing on 13 September, Harrigan stated that his readiness to join such a joint operation with the Russians “is going to depend on what the plan ends up being.” He added: “[I]t would be premature to say we’re going to jump right into it. And I’m not saying yes or no. I’m saying we’ve got work to do to understand what the plan is going to look like.”
Three days later, Harrigan’s command sent a drone to investigate a site three kilometers southwest of Deir Ezzor airfield. It showed images of a tunnel entrance, two tents and 14 adult males, according to the investigation report. That move led to a swiftly-moving decision process that resulted in the airstrike against two Syrian army bases the following day.
What the US failed to tell the Russians
The investigation report summary reveals that the CAOC sent misleading information to the Russians before the strike about the location of the targets.  The Russians were informed that the targets were nine kilometres south of Deir Ezzor airfield: they were actually only three and six kilometres from that airfield, respectively, according to the summary of its findings.

Brig. Gen. Richard Coe, who briefed reporters on the team’s report, acknowledged that the misleading information had prevented the Russians from intervening to stop the strike. “Had we told them accurately, they would have warned us,” he told reporters.
There is a bit  more to that claim then just the team gave the Russians misleading information
Recall?  Russia Called US Twice To Stop US Airstrikes on SAA

No one at the operations center for the U.S.-led coalition could figure out what the Russian officer on the other end of the line was on about. (Really? I don't believe that. Do you?) So he hung up, and called back.

By time the Russian officer found his designated contact — who was away from his desk — and explained that the coalition was actually hitting a Syrian army unit, “a good amount of strikes” had already taken place, U.S. Central Command spokesman Col. John Thomas told reporters at the Pentagon Tuesday.
 A Russian officer actually contacted the US operations centre only to be given the run around!

What the US Failed to Tell The Russian's continues
Coe said that the provision of that misleading information to the Russians before the strike was “unintentional”. However, neither he nor the redacted summary of the report offered any explanation as to how such misleading information could have been passed to the Russians unintentionally.
Nevertheless, those positions were quickly identified as belonging to Islamic State, based primarily on the clothing worn by the personnel at the sites. The report describes the personnel at the two sites as dressed in “a mix of traditional wear, civilian attire and military style clothing that lacked uniformity”.

But a former US intelligence analyst with long experience in image interpretation in combat situations told Middle East Eye that the claim that Islamic State troops could be distinguished from Syrian army troops on the basis of their clothing “sounds completely bogus”. He said he had seen images of Syrian Republican Guards in the field who were not wearing regular uniforms or were dressed in various colors.
Concerns about identity of IS positions
The report also mentions a series of what it calls “breakdowns” regarding intelligence reporting and analysis on the identification of the positions with Islamic State that allegedly was never seen by those making the decisions on targeting.

The regional station belonging to the Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) is the main source of Air Force analysis of intelligence from aerial surveillance. It responded to the initial identification of the positions as belonging to Islamic State by raising “concerns” that the ground force in question could not have belonged to the group.
But those concerns never reached Harrigan or his staff, according to the report.
Thirty minute before the strike was scheduled, someone called into the CAOC to report a “possible flag” in one of two target areas. The call, which contradicted the accepted identification based on the absence of flags at the site, “went unacknowledged”, according to the report.
The report also reveals that a map prepared by an intelligence agency, whose identity is redacted, that was available at the CAOC contradicted the classified map showing areas occupied by the Syrian Army and IS in the vicinity of the Deir Ezzor airfield.
So two maps, one contradicting the other. (Muddying the waters?)
The classified map supported the decision to proceed with the strike. But the officials involved in targeting decisions denied any knowledge of another map.
The report and Coe’s press briefing both explained the conclusion that the positions were under IS control as a result of “confirmation bias”, which means that people seek and accept information that confirms their existing biases.
But citing that concept implies that those responsible for the strike began with an interest in finding evidence to justify an action they already wanted to take.
In plain talk- those launching the strikes wanted their targets to be IS so they claimed they were, even though it appears they knew it was SAA they were intending to hit. The made the evidence fit the agenda. Confirmation bias.

The report is critical of the discussion on the identification issue within CAOC for focusing only on “what could be seen on the ground rather than what we knew about the ground situation” (emphasis in original report).

That language clearly suggests that Harrigan and his staff were ignoring basic facts about the positions of the Syrian army and IS in the area that were well known to US intelligence.
The switch to 'Dynamic Targeting'
Journalist Elijah Magnier of the Kuwait daily newspaper Al Rai has followed the struggle between the Syrian army and IS for control of Deir Ezzor closely for years.

He told Middle East Eye in an email that at the time of the airstrike the defence of the airport depended entirely on four interconnected Syrian army positions on the Thardeh mountain chain.
    The report faults those who made the decisions on the targeting of the strike for failing to follow normal Air Force procedures

Magnier said IS forces had been carrying out “daily attacks” on Deir Ezzor airport prior to the US airstrikes but had failed, mainly because of the higher elevation of the four Syrian bases in relation to the positions occupied by IS further south.
Of course once the US struck SAA, ISIS took advantage and gained control of the area
Fabrice Balanche, a leading French expert on Syria who is now a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said in an interview with Middle East Eye that the Syrian army had maintained continuous control over the base at Thardeh mountain from March 2016 until the US airstrikes, which then resulted in IS gaining control of it.
Recall as it happened: US Airstrikes Hit Syrian Arab Army to Support ISIS - Intentionally! 62 dead, 100's injured.

"Immediately after the airstrike by coalition planes, Islamic State militants launched their offensive. Fierce fighting with the terrorists is currently underway in the area of the airport where for a long a time humanitarian aid for civilians was parachuted,” Konashenkov said.
 The Switch to Dynamic Targeting....
The report faults those who made the decisions on the targeting of the strike for failing to follow normal Air Force procedures. Originally, the CAOC had initiated a process called “Deliberate Targeting”, which is used for fixed targets and requires extensive and time-consuming work to ensure the accuracy of the intelligence on the targets,  according to the report. But that had been changed abruptly to “Dynamic Targeting”, which involves “fleeting targets” – those that are either moving or about to move - for which intelligence requirements are less stringent.
The authors of the report found that change to be improper, given that the sites being targeted were clearly identified as defensive positions and could not therefore justify such a switch to a hastily prepared strike. But again, it offers no explanation as to why. 
The report revealed more than previous investigations into US military operations that resulted in embarrassment. This can be explained by the role of its co-author, whose identity was redacted as “foreign government information”. He or she is most likely a general, belonging to one of the other three members of the “Operation Inherent Resolve” coalition whose planes participated in the Deir Ezzor strike, which would narrow it down to the UK, Denmark or Australia.
The two co-authors also went through lengthy negotiations to resolve the differences in the summary report. This is indicated by the repeated postponement of the report’s release, which was originally planned for two weeks earlier, according to sources at Central Command. As a result, the report was certainly less pointed in describing the decision-making than the unidentified co-author would have preferred.
The report observes that it was unclear who has the responsibility/authority to decide between continuing deliberate target development versus conducting a dynamic strike.” However such decisions could only have been made with the approval of the commander of CAOC - Lt. Gen. Harrigan, who is also commander of US Air Forces Central Command.
The decision to avoid identifying Harrigan as responsible for that decision may be related to the fact he was also the recipient of the report.
Recall some additional posts covering this incident? If not they are relinked below:

Syrian “rebels” aka terrorists talk surrender & evacuation with U.S. 75% of Aleppo Recovered!

Washington Post sans gibberish

BRUSSELS — The United States is discussing with Syrian rebels their surrender and evacuation from Aleppo

“Those who refuse to leave of their own accord will be wiped out,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Moscow. “There is no other solution.”
So, terrorists, leave or die!- Pretty straightforward.
“Lavrov charged, and administration officials sharply denied, that the United States had “revoked” the Friday evacuation proposal.Serious conversations with our partners do not work,” (direct quote) he said, adding that the United States had notified Moscow that it would not attend a new meeting on the plan.(attributed to Lavrov without direct quotation so I don’t know, can’t be certain, that Lavrov actually made this statement)
“Russia and China vetoed the resolution”
Covered that in yesterday's post: Russia AND China Veto Aleppo Ceasefire Resolution. While France Deplores..

Gibberish from Britain’s UN Ambassador excluded from this post- Cause it’s just more of the usual.

“Meanwhile, Kerry told reporters here that he was “not aware of any specific refusal” to meet with Lavrov”.
 Kerry is unaware, or so he is claiming, which is a face saving statement. Particularly if one is going to have to own their actions
Rebel leaders acknowledged that they were discussing evacuation with the United States but said they had yet to be presented with a comprehensive proposal. “The U.S. and Russia couldn’t agree, so there was no plan put up for acceptance,” said one person close to the opposition who spoke on the condition of anonymity as the rebels confront their own disagreements.
The evacuation plan — under which U.S.-backed rebels and civilians would depart the city under secure conditions, leaving only the forces of the al-Qaeda-linked group formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusrais different from previous plans
Russia maintains that the group — which Moscow and Washington deem a terrorist organization — is the only target of the assault on Aleppo. An earlier proposal by the United Nations called for the group’s fighters to leave the city, with guaranteed secure travel to their stronghold in the neighboring province of Idlib.

As we are? Or should be aware? The rebels aka terrorists opted to not evacuate the last time..

Then there was the time the UN negotiated a "truce", so called,  to give the terrorists a chunk of Aleppo Autonomy For Eastern Aleppo Terrorists? UN Truce Terms Refused by Syria!

Fars is NOT a always reliable site-  However, I absolutely believe the US is attempting to get their assets out of eastern Aleppo- In this case Fars and WaPo are on the same page!

  Washington has urged for negotiations with Moscow over a deal that would envisage providing a safe passage to the US intelligence officers and terrorists in Eastern Aleppo to Turkey via the Castillo corridor in lieu of handing over the remaining districts to the Syrian army, media reports said Tuesday.
The Arabic-language al-Hadas news website quoted unnamed informed sources as saying on Tuesday that the negotiations are meant to help the US intelligence officers, including Balal Abdel Karim and another one who administered the battles of Aleppo, leave the Aleppo city.


Good News! We're talking  nearly 75% of Aleppo recovered. Taken from terrorists.

BEIRUT: Syrian government troops seized five new districts of eastern Aleppo on Tuesday, including the strategic Shaar neighbourhood, a monitoring group said.

“Regime forces took full control of Shaar, Dahret Awad, Juret Awad, Karam Al Beik, and Karam Al Jabal,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

According to the Observatory, the fresh advance puts the government in control of more than 70 per cent of the former rebel stronghold in Aleppo’s east.
 Syria Says It Seized Nearly 75 Percent of Eastern Aleppo
 Syrian government forces and allied militias captured Aleppo's centrally located al-Shaar neighborhood from rebels on Tuesday, securing nearly three quarters of the besieged enclave