Thursday, June 29, 2017

US eyes arms for Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria even after Raqqa’s fall

Link

Annexation/Occupation Forces for Syria
Destabilization for Turkey
"US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday left open the possibility of longer-term assistance to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, saying the US may need to supply them weapons and equipment even after the capture of Raqqa from ISIS.

NATO ally Turkey, which views the YPG as a threat, has said Mattis assured it in a letter that the United States would eventually take back the weapons it was giving them once ISIS was defeated.

Mattis, in his first public remarks on the issue, did not directly dispute that account.

“We’ll do what we can,” Mattis told reporters during his flight to Germany, when asked about weapons recovery.

But Mattis also noted that YPG fighters were well-armed even before the US last month decided to offer more specialised equipment for its urban assault on ISIS-held city of Raqqa.

Mattis also said the battle against ISIS would continue even after Raqqa was captured and focused his answers about US weapons’ recovery on items he believed the YPG would no longer need in battle.

Asked if the Kurdish YPG forces would revert to their pre-Raqqa level of armaments once the fight was over, Mattis responded: “Well, we’ll see. It depends what the next mission is. I mean, it’s not like the fight’s over when Raqqa’s over.”

The US, Mattis said, in the near-term would be recovering weapons that the group does not need anymore as the battle advances.

“We’ll be recovering (the weapons) during the battle, repairing them. When they don’t need certain things anymore, we’ll replace those with something they do need,” Mattis said"

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

War Crime Alert- YPG/PKK Cut Off Water to Aleppo City Affecting Over 1 Million

Ya know, it’s really annoying to me to read the latest atrocity committed against the Syrian people by the US backed PKK/YPG. There has been so much harm done to the real, actual, residents of Syria by the YPG/PKK thugs. Especially against the Christians and Shiites. Though they, kurdish terrorists backed by the US, have targeted non compliant Sunni Arabs and Sunni Kurds, those most like them. (All that information is here at the blog)

 But hey, who has been paying attention other then myself ? Most others have chosen to excuse the crimes, go along with the 5 eyes lying media, spread nonsense instead of facts, ignoring who these thugs really are and what has really been going on. Choosing to call them "syrian kurds" when reality is the vast majority of them are Turkish Kurds. All of them associated with PKK. 

Digression: MoA, Zero Hedge, 21st Century Wire, SOTT, Saker and others all going along with the 5 eyes media lie - Hence my long time disillusionment with most alt media. You all decide who you want to read, but, I long ago made up my mind to discern only for myself. 

Inform and think for myselfListened to an interview yesterday at Our Interesting Times, with Ryan Dawson, and he was speaking realistically about the Kurdish militias- I smiled. Finally.


 I tell you all if I had to read another claim of democratic, secular and equality regarding the murdering Kurdish militias, PKK/YPG... I’d have wanted to vomit- Never mind the "most effective fighters against ISIS" spin. As if the two aren't simply US/Israel proxies ?!! Thankfully more and more people are catching on to the reality of the situation. Hoping I played some small part in raising awareness?



Al Masdar
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 P.M.) – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have obstructed water to over 1 million residents of Aleppo City, today, a Syrian government source reported.

The Syrian Democratic Forces reportedly blocked the water from the Euphrates Dam that feeds into the Khafsa Pumps, halting the supply to people of Aleppo City.
While no reason was given for SDF’s actions, it is likely due to the recent tiff between their forces and the Syrian Arab Army in the southwestern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate.

As I explained previously Syria wants their Dams back!
 "Syria want's their Dams back and pardon the pun, they have dam good reasons for wanting their water/electricity supply and rich farmland back!"
In that same post it was reported that the kurdish terrorists said, plainly, there was going to be hell to pay for Syria having the nerve to want to take their dam and territory back!
Kurdish leader "We confirm that if the regime forces continue their attacks on our sites in Raqqa governorate, it will oblige us to use our right to legitimate defense and retaliate.”
Cutting off the water to Aleppo is the retaliation!

It seems to me I was the ONLY lone gal. amidst the cheerleading 5 eyes media, that mentioned the taking of the dam was going to lead to this.

Go back to this post from March

****Bonus for the interlopers (Kurd/Israel/America)- Taking the dam will enable the control of Aleppo city- Being very nearly entirely reliant on pipelines from the reservoir.

Ring, ring, ring goes the bell! 

DS
The PKK terrorist group's Syria affiliate, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) captured the three of the largest dams in Syria, where the terrorist organization already has invaded 23 percent of the country. (With plans to take 30% percent for their own) The Tishrin, Tabqa and Baath dams, all built on the Euprathes River, have the capacity to provide the majority of the entire country's water and electricity supply.

According to information gathered from the Assad regime's Irrigation Ministry, the terrorist organization was able to reach the regions of critical importance in terms of water and electricity resources, as well as agricultural fields, thanks to these dams. The dams have the capacity to supply 70 percent of the country's water requirements.
A total 60 percent of the agricultural fields in Syria are also under the domain of the PYD.
The Tishrin dam, which was taken from Daesh in 2015, has storage capacity measuring 40 meters long and provides irrigation to Manbij and Kobani.
However, the Tabqa dam, captured recently last month, has a wide energy and irrigation infrastructure with its electricity production and storage basin that measures 60 meters long. It is the largest water reserve in Syria and has the capacity to irrigate all fields from Manbij and Kobani to the Iraqi border.
Baath is the latest dam captured one among them and has the capacity to produce energy up to 75 megawatts (MWs) for a year.
The Tishrin dam can also produce electricity - to some extent - for the surrounding villages and towns. Tabqa, on the other hand, cannot produce electricity anymore due to damages incurred during conflicts between Daesh and the PYD as well as U.S. bombardments. Local sources, however, inform that the dam which was used for irrigation, has now been taken under the control of the terrorist organization in order to produce electricity. Lastly, the Baath dam is used for the irrigation of surrounding agricultural fields.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sy Mockingbird Hersh- Laying the Groundwork To Justify War Expansion in Syria?

And BEYOND......

Sy Hersh was everywhere yesterday. Which is rather stunning for a man who it is alleged finds it so  very difficult to get published that only an outfit in NATO’s Germany publishes Hersh’s anonymously sourced tale.

Germany, where, not coincidentally the Panama Papers leaked out of.
 "Over a year ago, an anonymous source contacted the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and submitted encrypted internal documents from the law firm Mossack Fonseca."
Previous posts regarding the leak and more. Link. Link.

If we believe that we are being prevented from reading Hersh's expose or the Panama papers does it make us want to read the info that much more? Of course it does! Which was why I hesitated to read his latest at all. But, Hersh and one of the TOP news items of the day walk hand in hand. Where Hersh leaves off- Our news from today begins..

Last paragraph from the Hersh piece:
“The issue is, what if there’s another false flag sarin attack credited to hated Syria Trump has upped the ante and painted himself into a corner with his decision to bomb. And do not think these guys are not planning the next faked attack. Trump will have no choice but to bomb again, and harder. He’s incapable of saying he made a mistake.”
Today? Literally hundreds and hundreds of news article about Syria and chemical weapons

Bolstered by the Pentagon, no less!

 Pentagon saw 'active preparations' for Syrian chemical attack 
The Pentagon on Tuesday said it detected “active preparations” by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a White House statement hours earlier that the Syrian government would “pay a heavy price” if it carried out such an attack
A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said the U.S. had seen “activity” at Shayrat airfield that “indicated active preparations for chemical weapons use.” That is the same base from which the Syria air force launched an attack in April that the U.S. and others said used lethal chemicals to kill civilians. Syria denied the charge.


 I find myself still seeing Mr Hersh as a limited hangout, persuader, type of writer.
Never really clarify anything and always readying future narratives. I wrote about this previously here at the blog.

Yes, Willy Loman, It’s about Blamin’ & Framin’ Turkey & Saudi Arabia Or

Sy Hersh: "Who Controls the Past Controls the Future......."

Quoting myself here- "None the less there are some interesting aspects about  this Hersh obfuscation/demonization. I find the article sets up the parameters for future spin"

After reading his lengthy article I didn’t gain any more knowledge about the chemical weapons attack that wasn’t. Hersh just restates the obvious.
- There was no evidence of chemical use? Already knew that
-Social media images were managed and manipulated to create a specific narrative? Already knew that.

Sy Mockingbird Hersh: Trump‘s Red Line

What else did I notice about Mr Hersh’s latest? Besides his last paragraph dovetailing with the Pentagon/Trump White house claims breaking today? 

Two contentious issues jumped right out at me
 
1:
Sy Hersh reinforces common memes about Trump

2: Sy Hersh doesn't question just who encouraged/created the sarin false flag 

1st bone of contention

Sy Hersh reinforces the idea of a chaotic Trump White house. An out of touch, irrational President. The ‘mad dog’ The bull in the china shop, President who cares little about repercussions and right vs wrong as compared to Obama (LIE) All the same memes pushed via the 5 eyes media are reinforced by Sy Hersh.

None of his claims are groundbreaking, in fact they are just plain repetitive:

“To the dismay of many senior members of his national security team, Trump could not be swayed over the next 48 hours of intense briefings and decision-making. In a series of interviews, I learned of the total disconnect between the president and many of his military advisers and intelligence officials....

The reference, as those in the American intelligence community understood, and many of the inexperienced aides and family members close to Trump

But the president did not say: ‘We have a problem and let’s look into it.’ He wanted to bomb the shit out of Syria.”

Within hours of viewing the photos, the adviser said, Trump instructed the national defense apparatus to plan for retaliation against Syria. “He did this before he talked to anybody about it.

“And yet it was impossible for the experts to persuade the president of this once he had made up his mind. “The president saw the photographs of poisoned little girls and said it was an Assad atrocity,” the senior adviser said. “It’s typical of human nature. You jump to the conclusion you want. Intelligence analysts do not argue with a president. They’re not going to tell the president, ‘if you interpret the data this way, I quit.’”

Why not? Why not just quit if you feel the President is going to commit a war crime. Why not quit if the President is irrational and impulsive? I say bullbiscuits to this Sy Hersh rubbish!

Hersh is merely spinning why the war making will increase, because, unlike St. Obama, Trump is brutish and thuggish. As if that's even close to the truth! 


the war for your mind is always being waged





2nd issue:

 Hersh completely fails to mention that the false flag referenced in his article was done at the behest of the US. By US backed rebels.


 He then reinforces the concept that Russia is in cahoots/covering for Syria.
 By rehashing, yet again, the same type of disinfo spread daily.  Hersh doesn’t challenge the veracity of the claims- He acknowledges that these concepts exist and have been reinforced. 
In fact,  Hersh helps to sustain them!

“The gist of the briefing was that Russia’s heated and persistent denial of any sarin use in the Khan Sheikhoun bombing was a lie because President Trump had said sarin had been used. That assertion, which was not challenged or disputed by any of the reporters present, became the basis for a series of further criticisms:

     - The continued lying by the Trump administration about Syria’s use of sarin led to widespread belief in the American media and public  that Russia had  chosen to be involved in a corrupt disinformation and cover-up campaign on the part of Syria.

     - Russia’s military forces had been co-located with Syria’s at the Shayrat airfield (as they are throughout Syria), raising the possibility that Russia had advance notice of Syria’s determination to use sarin at Khan Sheikhoun and did nothing to stop it.

      - Syria’s use of sarin and Russia’s defense of that use strongly suggested that Syria withheld stocks of the nerve agent from the UN disarmament team that spent much of 2014 inspecting and removing all declared chemical warfare agents from 12 Syrian chemical weapons depots, pursuant to the agreement worked out by the Obama administration and Russia after Syria’s alleged, but still unproven, use of sarin the year before against a rebel redoubt in a suburb of Damascus.

The briefer, to his credit, was careful to use the words “think,” “suggest” and “believe” at least 10 times during the 30-minute event. But he also said that his briefing was based on data that had been declassified by “our colleagues in the intelligence community.” What the briefer did not say, and may not have known, was that much of the classified information in the community made the point that Syria had not used sarin in the April 4 bombing attack.
 Can it be coincidental that immediately after the Hersh article is published. The very article that reinforces and relaunches previously implanted concepts that the rest of the Mockingbird press is spinning about Syria having chemical weapons? Readying a chemical attack? The Trump administration will have to respond?

Repeating that last paragraph from the Hersh piece


“The issue is, what if there’s another false flag sarin attack credited to hated Syria Trump has upped the ante and painted himself into a corner with his decision to bomb. And do not think these guys are not planning the next faked attack. Trump will have no choice but to bomb again, and harder. He’s incapable of saying he made a mistake.”

Were the alleged Sy Hersh revelations merely prepping us all for today's news?
Justifying or selling expanded warfare?  I'd say so. 

Why is that Seymour Hersh?  Since we're all for exposing the truth right Sy mockingbird Hersh?

Monday, June 26, 2017

USS Fitzgerald Failed To Respond to Warnings Before Fatal Collision

This latest news item just caught my attention.
From earlier:

Making note of the fact it is now after 3:00 pm EST. And there are a total of 6 news items covering the testimony from the Captain of the ACX Crystal that I have seen. The initial news was posted here at about 8:30 am EST. So, 6 1/2 hours later the vast majority of the five eyes media has not bothered to carry this news.

The Far More Maneuverable Fitzgerald Will Likely Bear Much Of The Blame.

Link

 ACX Crystal warned Fitzgerald as it maneuvered into it's path

 "A US warship struck by a Philippines container ship in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take action before the collision took place, according to a report from the cargo ship’s captain.

The Philippines ship ACX Crystal signaled to the USS Fitzgerald with flashing lights after the US warship “suddenly” changed course to one crossing the container ship’s path, Captain Ronald Advincula’s report to Japanese ship owner Dainichi Investment Corporation states, according to Reuters.
The container ship steered to avoid the warship, but hit the Fitzgerald 10 minutes later, according to the report"
Did the Fitzgerald maneuver back into the Crystal's path? 

 In his report, Advincula said there had been “confusion” on the cargo ship’s bridge, and that the vessel turned around and returned to the collision site after continuing for six nautical miles (11 kilometers).


Possibly because it took that long for the ship to slow down enough to safely make the turn back?

Here's everything I can find at this time- It's paltry.



ABC News Australia

In the first detailed account from one of those directly involved, the cargo ship's captain said the ACX Crystal had signalled with flashing lights after the Fitzgerald "suddenly" steamed onto a course to cross its path.

The container ship steered hard to starboard to avoid the warship, but hit the Fitzgerald 10 minutes later

A US warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action

Indication no imminent collision alarm sounded
Reuters- which means it's on the news wire- but 5 eyes are doing their duty to the American military industrial complex and ignoring it!

A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship's captain.
Link


Cargo ship’s captain claims USS Fitzgerald failed to respond to warnings or change course leading up to collision


TIME 

 The U.S. warship that collided with a container vessel near Japan earlier this month veered into the path of the freighter, according to the cargo ship's captain.
The captain's comments come as officials are still trying to makes sense of the collision between the USS Fitzgerald and the considerably larger ACX Crystal during the early hours of June 17. Seven Navy sailors were killed in the incident.
In a report to Japanese ship owner Dainichi Investment Corp seen by Reuters, the captain of the Philippine cargo ship, Ronald Advincula, said their vessel had signaled the USS Fitzgerald ahead of the crash. But the Fitzgerald moved "suddenly" into the ACX's path despite the flashing lights.

I believe the Daily Mail had also covered the report made by the Captain of the ACX Crystal - Keeping this one quiet..

Besides the crime and tragedy, the Fitzgerald incident is also interesting from a PR/media coverage- or actually total lack of coverage. If it's not in the news, did it really happen? If it's not getting coverage does it enter your reality? Ask yourself that when considering what gets coverage, what doesn't and finally why that is? Our perception- being managed 24/7. How are we liking the manipulation?

The Far More Maneuverable Fitzgerald Will Likely Bear Much Of The Blame.

USS Fitzgerald
NYT's
There should have been lookouts on watch on the port, starboard and stern of the destroyer Fitzgerald sailors scanning the horizon with binoculars and reporting by headsets to the destroyer’s bridge. At 1:30 a.m. last Saturday, off the coast of Japan south of Tokyo, they could hardly have failed to see the 730-foot freighter ACX Crystal, stacked with more than 1,000 containers, as it closed in.

Radar officers working both on the bridge and in the combat information center below it should have spotted the freighter’s image on their screens, drawing steadily closer. And under standard protocol, the Fitzgerald’s captain, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, should have been awakened and summoned to the bridge to assure a safe passage long before the ships could come near each other.

But none of that happened. The Fitzgerald’s routine cruise in good weather through familiar, if crowded, seas ended in the most lethal Navy accident in years. Seven sailors lost their lives.

As investigators try to figure out what many veteran seamen describe as an incomprehensible collision, they have plenty of mysteries to unravel.

There should also be an audio recording from the bridge of the destroyer, like the harrowing tape of a 2012 collision between a different destroyer, the Porter, and an oil tanker, in which no one was injured.

Under strict orders not to talk about what they saw that night, the crew of the Fitzgerald is mostly keeping its counsel while grieving the loss of its shipmates. But one sailor, contacted via social media, offered what may endure as an epitaph for the accident.

“All I can say is,” the sailor wrote to The New York Times, “somebody wasn’t paying attention.”

On Friday, Rear Adm. Brian Fort, a veteran warship commander, was ordered to lead the Navy’s main investigation of the collision. The multiple investigations now underway — two by the Navy, one by the United States Coast Guard, others by the Japanese Coast Guard and the Crystal’s insurers — will probably provide answers. But even if the Crystal crew was asleep, Navy veterans say the far more maneuverable Fitzgerald will likely bear much of the blame.

“This is the kind of thing the Navy is brutally honest about,” said Bryan McGrath, who commanded a destroyer in the Atlantic from 2004 to 2006. “To the extent that the Fitzgerald did anything wrong, we’ll find out all about it, and there will be consequences.”

There are many signs that the Fitzgerald had almost no warning of the approaching collision: the fact that the captain was in his cabin and that no shipwide alarm had rousted sailors from their bunks. “As to how much warning they had, I don’t know,” said Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of the Seventh Fleet, at a news conference on Sunday. “That’s going to have to be found out during the investigation.”
Immediately after this incident the Fitzgerald 'fan club' appeared. It was an obvious damage control mission..

My final response to one of the commenters:

All comments available here

Phil I have information saved regarding the maneuverability of the lumbering Crystal.. It takes that ship nearly 30 minutes to turn itself- It's a ship that does not have the capabilities to play 'chicken" or do brinkmanship.

I understand damage control and get that's what your doing- but so far... you aren't accomplishing what it is your here to do- The damage is done and people died- Members of the Fitzgerald crew, the leadership, are responsible and they should be held responsible for what happened-

If you really believe in justice for these dead persons, the leadership of the Fitzgerald have to be accountable.
Delete
I still maintain some members of the Fitzgerald crew were harassing the ACX Crystal and miscalculated their final, utlimately, deadly move. This would explain the lack of usual warnings regarding the approaching Crystal.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Israel Strikes Syrian Army Twice in Two Days

In "response" only, of course. "Errant fire", doncha know?

Haaretz

 Israel reportedly attacked a Syrian army unit in the northern Golan Heights on Sunday after errant fire from the Syrian side spilled over into Israeli territory, the second cross-border flare-up in two days.

Israeli aircraft struck a Syrian army jeep in the Syrian Golan, a Syrian army official told the Lebanese news outlet al-Mayadeen. The Israel Defense Forces haven't confirmed the report.
Yesterday

Israeli Airforce "Responds" to Projectile Launch By Attacking Syrian Army

 How long before Israel makes that long planned and long prepped for move into Syria?

 Related

Let's Talk About the Death/Displacement Toll on the Civilians of Raqqa, Syria

Syria: Second SAA Jet Deterred by US Over An Obvious No Fly Zone

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Israeli Airforce "Responds" to Projectile Launch By Attacking Syrian Army

Earlier this morning, while quietly enjoying our morning coffee, Hubby said "Israel is claiming projectiles came from Syria, landing in empty spaces on occupied Golan" To which I responded..
"I am so sick of this ruse" "You could set a watch to this" and "Of course, Israel will attack Syria"

And so it goes....Israel has launched it's desired attack against SAA and it's assets

The Israeli Air Force attacked the Syrian government forces' tanks and artillery positions after 10 projectiles fell on the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights, the IDF said.

 Of course Israel claims it's a response. Whatever! Israel has a whole pile of muslim terrorists they've been cavorting with in the Syrian Golan for years and years and years now.

Here's a post from  2014:  Wednesday, September 17, 2014- Syria: Israel Helping "rebels" in Golan-prep for war expansion
Israel aiding the "rebels" aka Islamist mercs at Golan is nothing new
Israel has been assisting these killers for years now. That FACT has been covered on numerous occasions here at this blog over the past couple of years....
 Flashback!- Sept 23/2013: Israel Sides with Syrian Jihadists
Flashback! November 2012: Who loves Islamists? Israel loves Islamists! Israel & FSA work together
 Let's go back to 2011- Want to get an idea how long the Kurdish proxies have been involved in the betrayal of Syria?

August 2011: The new Syria- Pre-approved by Israel and it's supporters

Sherkoh Abbas, president of the Kurdistan National Assembly of Syria (KNAS).
Based in Washington, remember that!
Making him not the president of any National Assembly actually based in the country of Syria.
A Syrian Kurdish Opposition Leader based in Washington, not in Syria?
Speaking to an Israeli audience all about how a new government in Syria will be most beneficial and friendly to Israel.
"Many Syrian religious and tribal leaders who are now part of the Syrian Democracy Council have no problem recognizing Israel and making peace"
Of course the Kurdish leadership based in Washington would have had no issue making peace with Israel as they partake of the spoils of war... Considering Kurdistan = Israel 2.0

There are literally dozens and dozens of posts here covering years of Israeli collusion/cooperation with their proxy forces in Golan.  This is nothing new or recent- Despite  the questionable Zero Hedge mentioning it this past week..  
And their are years of posts here covering the cooperative collusive plotting of the Kurds and Israel... Not speculation. Nope in your face action!

Friday, November 27, 2015: Kurdistan aka “Second Israel”- Ethnic Cleansing the Indigenous of the Middle East


From yesterday!

Let's Talk About the Death/Displacement Toll on the Civilians of Raqqa, Syria

Syria: Second SAA Jet Deterred by US Over An Obvious No Fly Zone