Monday, January 28, 2019

Like a choir

"The terrible forthcoming destruction of the « Caribbean Basin »" (Meyssan).  From January 8 (and further back from December 18, with the discussion of the required false-flag:  "The United States are preparing a war between Latin-American states").  Also:  "Les États-Unis créent les conditions de l’invasion du Venezuela" (Meyssen).

The MEK in Afghanistan:  "The use of terrorism according to John Bolton" (Meyssan).

"When You Can't Stand Your Candidate" (Abrams).  You have to wonder how many of Sheldon's shekels Shlomo had to schlep to order to get around Trump's reaction to Abrams' professed hatred of Trump!

The 'Dream Team' makes it completely, and comically, bipartisan:  "'Election-Meddler' Wasserman Schultz Now "Fixing Democracy" In Venezuela" (Durden).

"Turkish court authenticates audio that revealed spy agency MIT’s false flag in Syria":
"A Turkish court recently confirmed the authenticity of a leaked audio clip in which top-ranking Turkish officials are heard discussing the possibility of an intervention in Syria in a false flag operation conducted by Turkish intelligence agency MIT.

In the leaked recording, then-Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, then-Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu, MIT Undersecretary Hakan Fidan and then-Deputy Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Güler are heard discussing military operations in Syria in Davutoglu’s Foreign Ministry office on March 13, 2013.

Fidan says in the recording: “If needed, I would dispatch four men to Syria. [Then] I would have them fire eight mortar shells at the Turkish side and create an excuse for war.”"
"Putin’s firewall around Russia-Turkey partnership" (Bhadrakumar:
"If good diplomacy is about showing tact in handling awkward situations while brilliant diplomacy lies in creating a pathway through a minefield, Putin was probably at his optimal best in navigating the Russian-Turkish partnership out of the reach of the American tentacles. Putin’s remarks after the talks with Erdogan once again underscored that in the Russian estimation, any foreign presence on Syrian soil will lack “international legal grounds” if it is not on the basis of an invitation from Damascus or emanating out of a decision of the UN Security Council. He was specifically referring to the US occupation of Syria. But having said that, Putin qualified that “constructive cooperation” nonetheless becomes necessary even with such partners whose presence in Syria may lack legitimacy. Importantly, Putin added that Russia respects Turkey’s security interests. Then he went on to spring a big surprise:
“And the third. The 1998 treaty between the Syrian Arab Republic and the Republic of Turkey is still valid, and it deals specifically with the fight against terrorism. I think this is the legal framework that covers many issues relating to ensuring Turkey’s security on its southern borders. Today we have been discussing this issue thoroughly and intensively enough.”
This needs some explaining. Putin was referring to the Adana Accord of October 1998 between Turkey and Syria regarding cooperation in combating terrorism, which became moribund through the 7-year Syrian conflict. Putin said the agreement “is still valid”, which of course was tantamount to saying that Damascus (and, presumably, Tehran) thought so, too. (By the way, in 2003, Iran too had endorsed the Adana Accord.)
In effect, Putin has suggested that the Adana Accord, which was forged under Egyptian-Iranian mediation following a nasty confrontation between Ankara and Damascus over the Kurdish PKK’s activities and presence in Syria, could still serve as the legal and political framework for securing the Turkish-Syrian border to combat terrorism. The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov since amplified Putin’s remark further in media comments on Saturday. While on a visit to Rabat, Lavrov said, “The Adana agreement of 1998 was concluded between Turkey and Syria, its essence is to eliminate Turkey’s concerns about its security. [Syria] entered into this agreement, assuming certain obligations, and we proceed from the assumption that this agreement remains in force. As I understand, so do the state parties to the agreement.”
That is to say, Putin’s proposal offers an alternative to a Turkish occupation of Syrian territory – or involving a joint operation with the US to create a safe zone inside Syria and to enforce it militarily. The Adana Accord states that Syria is committed to eliminate any activity on its territory that would jeopardize Turkey’s security, including “the supply of weapons, logistic material, financial support to and propaganda activities” of Kurdish groups affiliated to the PKK. (The Syrian and Turkish foreign ministers signed an updated treaty in 2010.)
However, there is a caveat here. In order for the Adana Accord to come alive and fully satisfy Turkey’s security needs on the border region with Syria (which used to be the case till 2011 when Turkey became the staging ground for the US-led project to overthrow the Syrian government), Ankara must resuscitate its contacts with Damascus. Simply put, Putin is nudging Erdogan to restore ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. After all, under Adana Accord, Syria is committed to protect Turkey’s security, but that obligation is also “on the basis of the principle of reciprocity.”"
"Malaysia stripped of hosting 2019 championships after Israeli ban":
"In an interview with BBC news, Syed Saddiq, Malaysia's minister of youth and sports, defended his country's decision and stressed, “If hosting an international sporting event was more important than safeguarding the interest of our Palestinian brothers and sisters who are being mutilated time after time again then we have lost our moral conscience and moral compass."

Saddiq added, “Malaysia must stand firm.”"
Tweet (Joe Emersberger) (similar ruinously stupid shit from the same assholes):
"Overlaps between countries helping Trump anoint Guaido and the Coalition of the Willing that helped "W" Bush perpetrate the Supreme War Crime in Iraq based on a pack of lies shoud be noted "
Tweet (Ben Norton):
"The situation in Venezuela could not be any clearer: Left-wing, formerly colonized nations in the Global South are standing with the legitimate government. Right-wing, colonial and imperialist countries are legitimizing the reactionary coup regime. It is all out in the open."
"Flagrant, Cynical, Public attempt at coup d’état – Venezuela" (Faure).

"Canada joins with imperial ‘Mafia’ to threaten Venezuela" (Engler).

"Zakharova Mocks ‘8 Day Snap Election Deadline’ for Venezuela – But There’s More" (Flores):  "She also joked that Germany, France and Spain “look like a choir.”".  Note that the coup attempt is based on the premise that the assassination attempt on Maduro succeeded, thus fitting 'Guido' into the constitutional argument as Maduro would have been 'permanently unavailable'.  When the assassination failed, the constitutional argument turned into nonsense, but Bolton decided to go ahead and install 'Guido' anyway!

"Anti-Semitic Massachutsets AG Blames the Jews for the Opioid Crisis" (Anglin).

Tweet (Michael H.) ('D Notice' discussion starting with 4chan, but it would explain the odd complete news blackout):
"Meanwhile, and you won’t see this reported in the U.K. due to a virtual news blackout on it, the anti austerity & anti neo liberal movement continues in France ..."
Gotta stop the goyim from knowing:  "Free Speech, Hassan Nasrallah, and Other Victims of Internet Censorship" (Wright).

"Mister Charlie Told Me So" (Hopkins).

Tweet (Raf Sanchez):
"Too good to be true. And yet it is."
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