The myth of 'moderate terrorists': Deconstructing the NATO narrative on Syria

Over the past five years, the increasingly ridiculous propaganda against President al-Assad and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has ranged from the scripted (OTPOR fomented -"revolution") "peaceful protesters under fire" rhetoric, to other deceitful lexicon like "civil war," and "moderate rebels."

As the intervention campaigns continue with new terrorist and "humanitarian" actors (literally) constantly emerging in the NATO-alliance's theatre of death squads, it is worth reviewing some of the important points regarding the war on Syria.

Million Person Marches

On March 29, 2011 (less than two weeks into the fantasy "revolution") over 6 million people across Syria took to the streets in support of President al-Assad. In June, a reported hundreds of thousands marched in Damascus in support of the president, with a 2.3 km long Syrian flag. In November, 2011 (9 months into the chaos), masses again held demonstrations supporting President al-Assad, notably in Homs (the so-called "capital of the 'revolution'"), Dara'a (the so-called "birthplace of the 'revolution'"), Deir ez-Zour, Raqqa, Latakia, and Damascus.

Mass demonstrations like this have occurred repeatedly since, including in March 2012, in May 2014 in the lead-up to Presidential elections, and in June 2015, to note just some of the larger rallies.

In May 2013, it was reported that even NATO recognized the Syrian president's increased popularity. "The data, relayed to NATO over the last month, asserted that 70 percent of Syrians support" the Assad government. At present, the number is now at least 80 percent.


Alternate reality? CNN broadcasts U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard telling the truth about Syria

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Did we all recently wake up in an alternate universe?! Speaking with Wolf Blitzer on CNN recently, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard explained why the US allying with Islamist extremists to overthrow Syrian President Assad is an illegal, counter-productive war that will cause even more human misery in the region and help ISIS and other Islamist extremists take over all of Syria, which is exactly what Putin and Russia have been saying since the get-go.

Instead of once again trying to get rid of a secular leader, Tulsi explains, the US must stay out of counter-productive wars and focus on defeating the 'Islamist' extremists who have declared war on humanity. It's reassuring to see at least one member of Congress with a functioning brain. While the whole truth is that those 'Islamists' are predominantly CIA assets, Tulsi Gabbard pretty much told it like it is. If only there were more like her...

Quenelle - Golden

'The jig is up' - Assad's visit to Moscow sends another serious message to the U.S.

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President Vladimir Putin (3R) and President of Syria Bashar al-Assad (2L) at a meeting at the Kremlin. From right: Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Moscow has struck a devastating political blow against the West yet again, especially against its Middle Eastern policy, with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visit to Moscow on October 20 to meet his Russian counterpart - Vladimir Putin.

Spokesman for the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov said talks were held in both narrow and expanded format with the participation of key figures of Russia's government. "The talks were held for a long while, and their subject is quite clear," - said Peskov. Assad relayed to Putin about the situation in Syria and upcoming operations of Syrian government troops. The two leaders have also discussed topics related to the participation of Russian Air Force warplanes in those operations. "The most pressing topics were the fight against terrorist groups and the extension of Russian operations to support the offensive of the Syrian armed forces, "- said Peskov. Peskov did not specify whether the political future of Bashar al-Assad himself was discussed or not. Moreover, Russia is willing to assist Syria in the search for a political solution to the crisis in the country. "On the basis of positive dynamics in combat, in the end, a long-term settlement will be achieved with the participation of all political forces, as well as ethnic and religious groups. The Syrian people certainly must have the final say." - Vladimir Putin said after the meeting was over.

It is clear that such an unexpected visit does not pursue the goal of detailed discussion of specific aspects of bilateral cooperation. Those are usually carried out by experts and heads of government bodies, in this case they were held by Russia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and the Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. The main goal of the Russian-Syrian talks was a demonstration of the determination that both Moscow and Damascus both have to put an end to ISIL or any other illegal armed group, created at the expense of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar with an extensive amount of support from the US, Turkey and Jordan.

Comment: Another serious message has been sent to the U.S. but is anyone even paying attention?

Also see: Dr. Strangelove is naked: Putin's campaign in Syria smashes the empire's plans for "Greater Middle East"

Gold Seal

How US special interests use political technologies to keep the population fooled and under control

Part 1

On September 28, while addressing the UN General Assembly, Putin proposed "implementing naturelike technologies, which will make it possible to restore the balance between the biosphere and the technosphere." It is necessary to do so to combat catastrophic global climate change, because, according to Putin, CO2 emissions cuts, even if implemented successfully, would be a mere postponement rather than a solution.

I hadn't heard the phrase "implementing naturelike technologies" before, so I Googled it and Yandexed it, and came up with nothing more than Putin's speech at the UN. He coined the phrase. As with the other phrases he's coined, such as "sovereign democracy" and "dictatorship of the law," it is a game-changer. With him, these aren't words thrown on the wind. In each of these cases, the phrase laid the foundation of a new philosophy of governance, complete with a new set of policies.

In the case of "sovereign democracy," it meant methodically excluding all foreign influences on Russia's political system, a process that culminated recently when Russia, in tandem with China, banned Western NGOs, which were previously making futile attempts to destabilize Russia and China politically. Other countries that find themselves having trouble with the Orange Revolution Syndicate can now follow their best practices.

In the case of "dictatorship of the law," it meant either explicitly legalizing and absorbing into the system, or explicitly outlawing and destroying, every type of illegal or semi-legal social formation, first by focusing on the criminal gangs and protection rackets that proliferated in Russia during the wild 1990s, and now expanding into the international sphere, where Russia is now working to destroy the products of illegal Western activities, such as ISIS, along with other US-trained, US-armed, Saudi-funded terrorist groups. "Dictatorship of the law" means that no-one is above the law, not even the CIA or the Pentagon.


Things are getting scary: Global police, precrime and the war on domestic 'extremists'

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If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may be an anti-government extremist (a.k.a. domestic terrorist) in the eyes of the police.

As such, you are now viewed as a greater threat to America than ISIS or al Qaeda.

Let that sink in a moment.

If you believe in and exercise your rights under the Constitution (namely, your right to speak freely, worship freely, associate with like-minded individuals who share your political views, criticize the government, own a weapon, demand a warrant before being questioned or searched, or any other activity viewed as potentially anti-government, racist, bigoted, anarchic or sovereign), you have just been promoted to the top of the government's terrorism watch list.

I assure you I'm not making this stuff up.

Police agencies now believe the "main terrorist threat in the United States is not from violent Muslim extremists, but from right-wing extremists."

A New York Times editorial backs up these findings: Law enforcement agencies around the country are training their officers to recognize signs of anti-government extremism and to exercise caution during routine traffic stops, criminal investigations and other interactions with potential extremists. "The threat is real," says the handout from one training program sponsored by the Department of Justice. Since 2000, the handout notes, 25 law enforcement officers have been killed by right-wing extremists, who share a "fear that government will confiscate firearms" and a "belief in the approaching collapse of government and the economy." So what is the government doing about these so-called terrorists?

The government is going to war.


Only this time, it has declared war against so-called American "extremists."

Light Saber

Putin forcing Obama's capitulation on Syria

The Russian-led military coalition is badly beating Washington's proxies in Syria which is why John Kerry is calling for a "Time Out".

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for an emergency summit later in the week so that leaders from Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Jordan could discuss ways to avoid the "total destruction" of Syria. According to Kerry, "Everybody, including the Russians and the Iranians, have said there is no military solution, so we need to make an effort to find a political solution. This is a human catastrophe that now threatens the integrity of a whole group of countries around the region," Kerry added.

Of course, it was never a "catastrophe" when the terrorists were destroying cities and villages across the country, uprooting half the population and transforming the once-unified and secure nation into an anarchic failed state. It only became a catastrophe when Vladimir Putin synchronized the Russian bombing campaign with allied forces on the ground who started wiping out hundreds of US-backed militants and recapturing critical cities across the Western corridor. Now that the Russian airforce is pounding the living daylights out of jihadi ammo dumps, weapons depots and rebel strongholds, and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is tightening their grip on Aleppo, and Hezbollah is inflicting heavy casualties on Jabhat al Nusra militants and other Al Qaida-linked vermin; Kerry's decided it's a catastrophe. Now that the momentum of the war has shifted in favor of Syrian president Bashar al Assad, Kerry wants a "Time out".

Comment: It's Washington that has consistently rejected a political solution to the "Syrian problem". Kerry and his ilk don't really fear the "total destruction" of Syria - that's what they've always wanted, and actively supported through their training and funding of terrorists in Syria. What they really fear is the total destruction of their beloved head-chopper jihadis. Those guys cost a lot of money and resources!

Gold Seal

Dr. Strangelove is naked: Putin's campaign in Syria smashes the empire's plans for "Greater Middle East"

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The whole Global South is now informed about how the Russian campaign in Syria has swiftly smashed all of 'Exceptionalistan's' elaborate plans for a "Greater Middle East."

These plans span everything from the Wolfowitz Doctrine to Dr. Zbig "Grand Chessboard" Brzezinski's categorical imperative of preventing the emergence of a strategic competitor across Eurasia.

But the subtext is even more intriguing: The Pentagon never saw it coming. And they are absolutely terrified of the inevitable consequences.

The panic was palpable, as relayed by Dr. Strangelove, sorry, NATO's top commander Gen. Philip Breedlove, a.k.a. Breedlove/hate, the man who announces every week Russia is invading Ukraine.

Although proverbially handicapped in his geopolitical analysis - Russia wants to hinder US and "coalition" operations in the region - Breedlove/hate is clearly puzzled by the new, unforeseen, intricate layers of Russia's defense network.

In his own words: "We're a little worried about another A2/AD bubble being created in the eastern Mediterranean." In Pentagonese, A2/AD means anti-access/area denial.

Translation: a mix of surface-to-air missiles and anti-ship missiles that can be deployed to prevent any player from entering or crossing a certain area.

Comment: Putin has the grand planners in the Pentagon totally flummoxed. One has to wonder if they ever stopped to consider that anyone would ever have the gall to challenge them. Well, they don't have to worry about that anymore, because Putin absolutely is not backing down.

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A time bomb waiting to explode: U.S. collapse will be swift, unstoppable and devastating

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The United States is in decline. While not all major shocks to the system will be devastating, when the right one comes along, the outcome may be dramatic.

Not all explosives are the same. We all know you have to be careful with dynamite. Best to handle it gently and not smoke while you're around it. Semtex is different. You can drop it. You can throw it. You can put it in the fire. Nothing will happen. Nothing until you put the right detonator in it, that is. To me, the US - and most of the supposedly free West - increasingly looks like a truck being systematically filled with Semtex.

But it's easy to counter cries of alarm with the fact that the truck is stable - because it's true: you can hurl more boxes into the back without any real danger. Absent the right detonator, it is no more dangerous than a truckload of mayonnaise. But add the right detonator and you're just one click away from complete devastation.

Comment: Some very interesting connections were made in this article.

Indeed, historical evidence suggests that some extremely virulent plague outbreaks happen right when society is in no position to cope with them.

New Light on the Black Death: The Cosmic Connection

New study suggests cometary activity preceded Justinian Plague, wiping out Roman civilization and Western Europe 1,500 years ago


Israel, its media coverage, and the anatomy of a pathological society

The video of 13 year old Palestinian Ahmed Manasrah bleeding to death on the pavement of an East Jerusalem neighborhood has been described as "shocking," "disturbing," and "painful to watch." The callous verbal abuse and insults from Israelis watching the child writhe in agony are variously characterized as "heartless" and "cruel"; and indeed they are. "Die you son of a whore. Die! Die!" the Israeli onlookers can be heard shouting in the video which has since gone viral on social media.

While there has been much discussion of this video, and other similar incidents involving the extrajudicial executions of Palestinian youths accused by Israel of having stabbed Israelis (the veracity of some of these claims is disputed), there is decidedly little examination of the sociological implications. Specifically, it has become taboo to interrogate just what sort of ideological and psychological conclusions can be drawn about Israeli society - a society where such behavior is not an outlier; where, rather than being an anomaly, it is indicative of a significant, if not mainstream, attitude. Such undeniably barbaric treatment is not simple hate, and cannot be explained away or justified. But that is precisely what the corporate media does.

Comment: See also: The "Middle Ground" Fallacy in Gaza

More and more people are noticing Israel's viciousness, brutality and pathology. As events speed up, the inhuman nature of the Israeli elite, and the psychopathic thinking prevalent among so many in Israeli society, will become 'common knowledge', at which point it's 'game over' for the 'Jewish-only state'.

Arrow Up

Moscow doubles down on Washington

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President Barack Obama.
History may eventually decide the 'New World Order' started on September 28, when Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama had a 90-minute face off at the UN in New York.

Irrespective of spin - "productive" according to the White House, "tense" according to a source close to the Kremlin - facts on the ground accumulated almost immediately.

Putin did press Obama for the US to join Russia in a real grand coalition bent on smashing ISIS/ISIL/Daesh. The Obama administration, once again, relented. I detailed here what happened next: an earth-shattering game-changer in the 'New Great Game' in Eurasia, straight out of the Caspian Sea, that caught the acronym fest of US intelligence - not to mention the Pentagon - completely off-guard.

So this was Putin's first message to Washington, and the Pentagon/NATO combo in particular; your fancy ideas of stationing tactical nuclear weapons or expanding missile defense to Eastern Europe, or even Asia-Pacific, are just a mirage. Our cruise missiles are capable of wreaking real effective havoc; and soon, as this piece argues, there will be more hypersonic, high-precision long-range missiles added to the mix.

Old habits don't die hard - they remain in a coma forever. The Pentagon's response to the facts launched from the Caspian Sea was to conduct an airdrop of light weapons to "a select group of vetted leaders and their units," as in those famously non-existent Syrian "moderate rebels." The weapons will inevitably be captured by assorted Salafi-jihadi goon outfits in no time.

Then the British government was forced to deny a Murdoch-controlled Sunday Times "report" that British Tornadoes in Syria are now armed with air-to-air missiles to counter potential Russian aerial "attacks."

And to top it off, the proverbial "military experts" infesting US corporate media started spinning that we are only 30 seconds from World War III.