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Would Anyone Profit From a New War in the Middle East?

  • Would Anyone Profit From a New War in the Middle East?
    by https://southfront.org/
    The world today, is on the brink of seeing a new conflict over Lebanon. While the chances for escalation are high, the essential pre-conditions for a new, large-scale war in the region, are still in the works.

    On November 22, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri temporarily suspended his resignation following an alleged request by the country’s president Michel Aoun to reconsider the decision.

    Hariri originally announced his resignation in a televised speech from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on November 4. Hariri’s resignation sparked a new round of tensions between Saudi Arabia on one end and Lebanon with Hezbollah on the other.

    Saudi Arabia accused Lebanon of “declaring war” on Riyadh by allowing Hezbollah “aggression” against the kingdom. Meanwhile, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused Tehran of delivering missiles to Yemen’s Houthi forces for use against the kingdom, an act he described as “direct military aggression”.

    On November 19, an emergency meeting was held between Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers in Cairo, calling for a united front, to counter Iran and Hezbollah. In a declaration, issued after the meeting, the Arab League accused Hezbollah of “supporting terrorism and extremist groups in Arab countries, with advanced weapons and ballistic missiles.” In turn, the Lebanese authorities and Hezbollah said that Hariri was held captive in Saudi Arabia because he had not returned to Lebanon as he promised. On November 22, Hariri arrived at the Lebanese capital, Beirut, and suspended his resignation. This marked a new phase of the political standoff between the sides.

    Hariri is a compromise figure in the Lebanese politics. His appointment as the Lebanese prime minister was de-facto supported by Saudi Arabia, the United States and some influential groups in Lebanon. This move was aimed to serve the “interethnic dialogue” in Lebanon.

    However, the recent developments in the Middle East, including the nearing end of the conflict in Syria and the growing influence and military capabilities of Hezbollah, have changed the political situation in Lebanon. Hezbollah units de-facto fulfil functions of the presidential guard. Lebanese special services and the special services of Hezbollah are deeply integrated. Hezbollah’s victories in Syria and humanitarian activities in Lebanon increased the movement’s popularity among people.

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http://americanfreepress.net/?p=9149

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http://americanfreepress.net/?p=7593: Clandestine session at Library of Congress involves top U.S. policy makers

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December 9, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Is Now Basically in an Illegal War With Syria and Nobody’s Talking About It

  • US Is Now Basically in an Illegal War With Syria and Nobody’s Talking About It
    by , http://theantimedia.org/
    (ANTIMEDIA)  If you were to check the headlines, the home pages, or even the back pages of the world’s largest media outlets right now, you would have no idea that just yesterday, the U.S. launched an illegal act of war against another sovereign government. If you were fortunate enough to see the story buried beneath the more scandalous news stories we are becoming used to, you wouldn’t think much of it either – just another day in Syria, right?

    The media doesn’t want you to question these developments because they want them to unfold without question. Reporting on these issues would create a dialogue, and out of dialogue comes dissenting opinion.

    Consider that the last time the U.S. bombed troops operating under the banner of the Syrian Arab Army (barely a month ago), the Independent ran a story that highlighted how this strike was a lot more significant than we were told. One can see why, from the establishment’s standpoint, it is better to have no discussion at all lest the truth break through the cracks of an overly crooked media paradigm.

    And the cold hard truth needs to come to light: the U.S. has illegally invaded Syria’s territory. The fact that the Syrian military cannot realistically drive the U.S. military out (especially while it is embroiled in numerous battles with ISIS and other radical guerrilla forces) does not constitute tacit acceptance of the U.S. military presence there. In fact, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called the U.S. and its associated forces “invaders” numerous times because the U.S. has no legal basis to operate inside Syrian territory.

    On top of this unwarranted invasion, the U.S. claims it has the right to defend itself from troops loyal to Syria’s current government. It also claims it has the right to defend forces that operate under the control of the U.S.-led coalition. This is not a new proposal under Donald Trump; Barack Obama authorized U.S. air power to defend the U.S.-trained fighting forces in Syria, even if that meant attacking Syrian government troops.

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December 8, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Now the Truth Emerges: How the US Fuelled the Rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/03/us-isis-syria-iraq

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https://twitter.com/DrJillStein/status/813213099427827712

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http://newsvoice.se/2015/05/27/swedish-politician-us-is-the-cause-of-refugees-from-the-middle-east/

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/going-after-the-islamic-state/5401439

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December 8, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flashback: John McCain — Everyone in Obama’s National Security Team Recommended Arming ISIS

http://antiwar.com/blog/2014/06/15/arming-isis-in-syria-then-bombing-them-in-iraq/

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http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/06/22/368155/rand-paul-us-arming-isis-terrorists/

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http://theantimedia.org/congresswoman-us-arming-isis/

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http://theantimedia.org/tulsi-gabbard-plan-refugee-crisis/

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December 8, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pentagon: US Military to Stay in Syria (Illegally) as Long as Needed

  • PressTV News Videos Published on Dec 6, 2017
    Pentagon has said there is no timeline specifying if and when U-S troops will pull out of Syria. Pentagon spokesman, Eric Pahon, noted that U-S troops’ commitment in Syria will be QUOTE-“conditions-based”. He claimed that the U-S military plans to stay in Syria to make sure Daesh terrorists do not return to the war-torn country. His comments come as Damascus has continually announced the presence of U-S troops in Syria is illegal as Washington is neither invited nor permitted to fight in the country. The U-S currently has about 2-thousand troops on the ground in Syria.

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December 7, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

British Funds Aid Syrian Terror Group

  • PressTV News Videos Published on Dec 5, 2017
    The British government has suspended an aid program to Syria after an investigation discovered that some of the money had been handed directly to the Nusra Front terrorist group. The British funding of the Access to Justice and Community Security Scheme was halted after concerns were raised about its mismanagement by a sub-contractor following a documentary.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Affairs-Britains-Collusion-Radical/dp/1846687640#_

In this ground-breaking book, Mark Curtis reveals the covert history of British collusion with radical Islamic and terrorist groups. Secret Affairs shows how governments since the 1940s have connived with militant forces to control oil resources and overthrow governments. The story of how Britain has helped nurture the rise of global terrorism has never been told.

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December 6, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Syrian Defense Forces Intercept 3 Israeli Rockets

  • PressTV News Videos Published on Dec 5, 2017
    Israel has conducted fresh attacks on Syria, targeting a Syrian military site in Jamraya district near the capital Damascus. There are conflicting reports about whether the attack was launched using airstrikes or surface-to-surface missiles. Our correspondent in Damascus Mohamad Ali has more.
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

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December 5, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Syrian Air Defense Intercepts 3 Israeli Missiles Targeting Military Site Near Damascus – State Media

  • Syrian Air Defense Intercepts 3 Israeli Missiles Targeting Military Site Near Damascus – State Media
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Israel has reportedly launched air strikes at a Syrian military research facility in the Damascus countryside, local media report, claiming that the country’s air defense systems engaged and destroyed three out of at least six incoming missiles.

    At 11:30pm Monday, Syrian “air defenses confronted an Israeli missile attack on one of our sites in the Damascus suburbs and three of the targets were downed,” SANA reported, citing a military source which blamed Tel Aviv for launching repeated attacks against Syrian government’s military installations in order to “lift the morale of the collapsed terrorists.”

    While details of the alleged strike remain scarce, a government source told Sputnik that “Syria’s air defense destroyed three of the six missiles that Israel launched at the Research Center in the suburbs of Damascus.”

    Witnesses have meanwhile told Reuters that three strong explosions were heard near the village of Jamraya, some 5 kilometers (3 miles) northwest of Damascus. Smoke was also allegedly visible rising above the area. The strikes in Jamraya, allegedly by Israeli warplanes, were also confirmed by Hezbollah-affiliated Al Mayadeen News, which also noted that the Syrians managed to destroy three out of six missiles.

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/09/04/hexagram-star-of-david-or-star-of-lucifer/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

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December 5, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

How A Dubious BBC Report Gave Israel The “Green Light” For Last Night’s Attack On Syria

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/09/04/hexagram-star-of-david-or-star-of-lucifer/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

  • How A Dubious BBC Report Gave Israel The “Green Light” For Last Night’s Attack On Syria
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/
    Syrian state television has confirmed that Israel attacked a military base outside of Damascus overnight on Friday, which Israeli media reports involved both surface-to-surface missiles and airstrikes, while Syria says its air defense systems were engaged and intercepted two missiles. Like other recent strikes inside Syria, the Israeli jets reportedly fired from over Lebanese airspace, in order to avoid both Syrian anti-aircraft missile systems and provoking a Russian response. Though the extent of the damage or casualties is not yet known, Syrian media has confirmed material damage to the base, and other reports indicate mass power outages in some of parts of Damascus occurred immediately after the attack, which SANA says happened at 12:30am local time. 

    It appears the base is likely the same one featured in a November BBC report which showed satellite images detailing the purported construction and renovation of an “Iranian military base” near El-Kiswah
    , which lies 14 km (8 miles) south of Damascus. As we’ve noted before, the BBC report was dubiously sourced to “a Western intelligence source” and the story was quickly utilized by Israeli leaders to ratchet up rhetoric in preparing its case before the international community for further attacks on the supposed Iranian targets. Israel has long justified its attacks inside Syria by claiming to be acting against Hezbollah and Iranian facilities and arms depots. 


    Indeed, BBC itself used ambiguous language in saying the satellite images “seem to show” construction activity at the site referenced by the intelligence source between January and October this year. However, the images don’t actually show much at all related to an Iranian military presence, but merely a series of two dozen large low-rise buildings – likely for housing soldiers and vehicles, which would be expected of any state army or sovereign nation.


    Furthermore, the very title of the November piece – “Iran building permanent military base in Syria – claim” – underscores the complete lack of evidence for such a claim, which the BBC notes in the article is “impossible to independently verify.”

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December 4, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Israel Reportedly Strikes Syrian ‘Military Targets’ Near Damascus

  • Israel strikes Syrian ‘military targets’ near Damascus – reports
    by https://www.rt.com/
    The Israeli Defense Forces launched several missiles at a strategic target close to the Syrian capital Damascus, Israeli and Arab media reported, saying it was an airstrike. Syrian state TV said “military positions” were targeted by surface-to-surface missiles.

    Several missiles were reportedly fired toward a target in the countryside south of Damascus, with some intercepted by the Syrian Air Defense and others hitting their intended target.

    Arab outlet Al-Masdar News, citing its sources, reported that the target was an ammunition depot of the Syrian Army, located between the towns of Kiswah (Kesweh) and Sahnaya. “Loud explosions” were heard as the missiles hit their target, the news service said.

    Other sources, however, claim the target was an alleged Iranian military base in the Kiswah area, some 13 kilometers (8 miles) from the city of Damascus. Reports on the alleged airstrikes in some Israeli outlets were then taken down for several hours. The warplanes reportedly launched the missiles from Lebanese airspace.

    The engagement of Israeli missiles by Syrian anti-aircraft troops was confirmed by some Syrian media, although their reports claimed that they had been fired not by Israeli aircraft but rather from ground positions. According to the state-owned Al-Ikhbariya TV channel, two missiles were shot down. Videos have emerged on social media purporting to show the moment one of the Israeli missiles was intercepted by Syrian Air Defense.

    Israel has previously carried out airstrikes targeting Syrian territory, either claiming to be targeting positions of the militant group Hezbollah or retaliating in response to stray projectiles that occasionally cross the border into the Israeli-occupied side of the Golan Heights. However, in early November an Israeli attack hit a copper factory in the Syrian province of Homs, prompting Damascus to urge condemnation of Israel’s actions at the UN.

    Israeli officials have long accused Iran of trying to establish a military foothold in Syria, where Tehran has been supporting Damascus’s fight against ISIS and other terrorists. According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, however, the goal is “using Syria as a base from which to destroy Israel.”

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/09/04/hexagram-star-of-david-or-star-of-lucifer/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

http://americanfreepress.net/?p=24288

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http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-not-israel-faces-an-existential-threat/

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http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4517536,00.html

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http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/Olmert-PM-exaggerates-Irans-potential-threat-311354

Beware of all the lying Zionist serpents and their propaganda against Iran! They are pathological liars!

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December 3, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Israeli Warplanes Conduct Airstrikes Near Damascus

  • PressTV News Videos Published on Dec 1, 2017
    Israeli warplanes have carried out several airstrikes near Syria’s capital Damascus.
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

This Satanic symbol has nothing to do with King David, the greatest king of Israel. It is the Satanic Hexagram from which we get the word ‘Hex’ ie. to curse or cast a spell ! Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

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December 2, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Israeli Defense Minister Contradicts Netanyahu: “There Is No Iranian Military Force On Syrian Land”

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

  • Israeli Defense Minister Contradicts Netanyahu: “There Is No Iranian Military Force On Syrian Land”
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/
    As we’ve long pointed out, anytime that Israel carries out acts of aggression against Syria, it can just blame Iran or Hezbollah and escape international criticism or condemnation. International media and Western governments have already demonstrated a penchant for towing the Israeli line whenever Iran can be conceivably blamed as a culprit – evidence or no evidence – this as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it official Israeli policy to oppose Iranian presence in Syria. 

    But on Tuesday Israel’s own Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman flatly contradicted the prime minister’s jingoistic alarmism by saying that there are no Iranian military forces in Syria, but instead merely stuck to acknowledging “experts and advisers”. In comments to Israel’s Ynet news, Lieberman admitted, “We must preserve our security interests. It is true that there are a number of Iranian experts and advisers, but there is no Iranian military force on Syrian land.”

    The comments came on the same day that the IDF Spokesperson made provocative and controversial statements, announcing that in the next Israel-Hezbollah War, “Nasrallah is a target” for assassination and that Israel is currently conducting psychological and media warfare against Hezbollah.

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http://forward.com/articles/215562/benjamin-netanyahu-s-iran-exaggerations-now-clea/

Pathological liar NUTanyahu! Click on image for article.

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/666-star-of-david-or-star-of-moloch-satanic-hexagram-symbol/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

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November 29, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Israel Vows to Destroy Iranian Positions Within 40 Km of Syrian Border

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Report-Israel-vows-to-destroy-Iranian-positions-within-40-km-of-Syrian-border-515209

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/09/04/hexagram-star-of-david-or-star-of-lucifer/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/report-israel-to-deploy-nuclear-armed-submarines-off-iran-coast-1.293005

Who is threatening whom with nuclear destruction? Click on image for article.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503543_162-57446537-503543/report-israel-fitting-nuclear-missiles-on-german-built-subs/

Who is threatening who with nuclear annihilation?

http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=176874

Who is threatening who with nuclear annihilation? Click on image to go to article.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/israel-deploys-nuclear-weapons-on-german-submarines-a-836671.html

Who is threatening who with nuclear annihilation?!

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/11/25/the_real_nuclear_option_israel_iran?page=full

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http://americanfreepress.net/?p=24288

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/15/truth-israels-secret-nuclear-arsenal

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November 28, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Something Big Just Happened, Everything Is About To Change

  • X22Report Published on Nov 24, 2017
    Spain confirms that Russia did not cyber attack during the Catalonian referendum. Saudi and Russia talk about energy. Military is in Southeastern section of Ukraine. US claims that the US soldiers will remain in Syria to help the Kurds. Iraq pushes mission to clear the rest of the IS out of the country. The US will not support the YPG, game over for the cabal, there is now no reason for the US to stay in Syria. Russia moves ahead with creating a new mechanism in the UN for the chemical investigation in Syria. Seymour Hersh says Hillary purchased the gas that the paid mercenaries used in Syria and Iraq.

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November 25, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump’s U-Turn: US and Turkey Agree to Jointly Fight Against ISIS & Kurdish PKK

  • RT Published on Nov 24, 2017
    Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan have agreed on a joint fight against ISIL and Kurdish separatist fighters in Turkey. Earlier in a telephone conversation with the Turkish president, Trump also promised to cease arming US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria. Read more: https://on.rt.com/8t1v
  • Trump briefs Erdogan on ‘pending adjustments’ to military support for US-backed forces in Syria
    by https://www.rt.com/
    The US and Turkey have discussed “pending adjustments” to military support for Washington’s “partners” on the ground in Syria, and have agreed to join forces against “all forms” of terrorism, including the Kurdish PKK and Fetullah Gulen’s movement.

    Washington and Ankara reaffirmed commitments to jointly fight not only Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), but “all terrorists organizations,” including the Kurdish PKK and Fetullah Gulen’s movement, the Turkish presidency said following Recep Erdogan’s phone conversation with Donald Trump Friday. The two leaders also “discussed recent developments in Syria, bilateral ties and a summit in Russia’s Sochi,” where President Vladimir Putin hosted Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earlier this week, the statement added.

    Earlier, Turkey’s foreign minister announced that Washington has also allegedly agreed to stop arming the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish militia that serves as the backbone for the US-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

    The White House, however, did not explicitly mention the issue of arming YPG in its statement following the phone conversation, but did say that Trump and Erdogan discussed “pending adjustments” to Washington’s military support for US-led forces on the ground in Syria. It also confirmed the two leaders “discussed combating terrorism in all its forms,” and to foster “regional stability.”

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November 25, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment