Thursday, January 24, 2019

Solitudes

"Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaido Declares Himself President, Recognized by US and Allies".  This is the single most outrageous action taken by the Assholians (other than the illegal Wars For The Jews, of course).  It shreds all international law completely.  The problem is, if it doesn't work - and it looks very likely that it won't - it wrecks the Assholian Empire, making the Assholians (yet again) looking like weak pussies.  The big issue is that the army is brown, and is woke to the fact they are facing white supremacists.

The various caudillos from various shitholes who went along (Lester Pearson must be turning over in his grave).  I would suggest that Venezuela recognize Killary as US President - she has a lot more claim than the Venezuelan clown backed by the Assholians - but she would have already invaded Venezuela!

"Open Thread: US Backs anti-Maduro Coup in Venezuela" and its comments.  Note the Maidan-style sniper plan (a version of which was used in Syria), to be blamed on the government, forcing the Americans to intervene militarily 'for humanitarian reasons'.  They've already tried this, and I would expect it again.

"Washington Has Appointed a President for Venezuela" (Roberts). How do the Clintonistas keep a straight face when they complain bitterly about Russia's $100,000 click-bait meddling in American elections?

Tweet (Caitlin Johnstone):
"Tell me more about how Facebook is a private company completely separate from the US government."
"The US Army says Iran is the only victor of the Iraq War" (Fernholz).

"Deal Breaker, Donald Trump and The Unmaking of the Iran Nuclear Agreement" (Black).  Review of new Ritter book.

"Iranian TV anchor held as witness freed from US jail".  I'd like to know what the Star Chamber grand jury before which she was forced into to giving testimony was up to (hint: she's working on a BLM documentary).  She's lucky she's an American or we'd never see her again.  Note how the 'witness' scam lets them circumvent various inconveniences like the Constitution.

Medical examiners are always ready to provide a good laugh:  "Deaths of Saudi sisters found in New York river ruled suicide".

"The FBI’s police state operation against Trump" (Martin).  I'd suggest five to ten regional offices, completely separate, across the US, to provide technical forensic assistance to local police, and to deal with inter-state crimes, and wind the entire FBI up.  Otherwise you are going to continue to get this outrageous unconstitutional political meddling.

"Pompeo turns reality upside down" (Giraldi) - 'force for good'.  You have to give them credit for being able to deliver these speeches without falling into fits of laughter.

"Anti-Zionists ARE anti-Semites– Bari Weiss draws the line in the ‘New York Times’" (Weiss).  "Goyim Upset That Roe Jogan is a Jewish Shill" (Anglin).

"Russia, Turkey agree to take steps to 'stabilise' Syria's Idlib".  Note the rare official acknowledgment that the attack was a false flag staged by Trump's own people!:  ""I Won't Back Down": Trump Agreed With Erdogan That ISIS Bombing Was Intentional "Provocation"" (Durden).

"Is a Land Swap Between Turkey and Syria Being Brokered by Russia?" (Sadiq):
"It becomes abundantly clear after reading the RT report that a land swap agreement between Ankara and Damascus under the auspices of Moscow is in the works to avoid standoff over Manbij.

The agreement would likely stipulate that Damascus would give Ankara free hand to mount offensives in the Kurdish-occupied Arab-majority towns Manbij and Kobani in northern Syria in return for Ankara withdrawing its militant proxies from Maarat al-Numan, Khan Sheikhoun and Jisr al-Shughour, all of which are strategically located in the south of Idlib governorate.

Just as Ankara cannot tolerate the presence of the Kurds in northern Syria along Turkey’s southern border in line with its “east of Euphrates” military doctrine, similarly even Ankara would acknowledge the fact that Damascus cannot possibly conceive the long-term presence of Ankara’s jihadist proxies in the aforementioned strategic locations in the south of Idlib governorate threatening the Alawite heartland of coastal Latakia.

If such a land swap agreement is concluded between Ankara and Damascus, it would be a win-win for all parties to the Syrian conflict, excluding the Kurds, of course. But the response of Damascus and Moscow to the concerns of the Kurds has been tepid of late.

Not only have the Kurds committed the perfidy of playing the proxies of Washington during the Syrian conflict which abandoned them after Trump’s announcement of withdrawal of American troops from Syria, but we must also recall another momentous event that took place in Deir al-Zor governorate in February 2018.

On February 7, the US B-52 bombers and Apache helicopters struck a contingent of Syrian government troops and allied forces in Deir al-Zor that reportedly [2] killed and wounded scores of Russian military contractors working for the Russian private security firm, the Wagner group.

The survivors described the bombing as an absolute massacre, and Kremlin lost more Russian citizens in one day than it had lost throughout its more than three-year-long military campaign in support of the Syrian government since September 2015.

The reason why Washington struck Russian contractors working in Syria was that the US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – which is mainly comprised of Kurdish YPG militias – had reportedly handed over the control of some areas east of Euphrates River to Deir al-Zor Military Council (DMC), which is the Arab-led component of SDF, and had relocated several battalions of Kurdish YPG militias to Afrin and along Syria’s northern border with Turkey in order to defend the Kurdish-held areas against the onslaught of the Turkish armed forces and allied Syrian militant proxies during Ankara’s “Operation Olive Branch” in Syria’s northwest that lasted from January to March 2018.

Syrian forces with the backing of Russian contractors took advantage of the opportunity and crossed the Euphrates River to capture an oil refinery located to the east of Euphrates River in the Kurdish-held area of Deir al-Zor.

The US Air Force responded with full force, knowing well the ragtag Arab component of SDF – mainly comprised of local Arab tribesmen and mercenaries to make the Kurdish-led SDF appear more representative and inclusive – was simply not a match for the superior training and arms of Syrian troops and Russian military contractors, consequently causing a carnage in which scores of Russian citizens lost their lives.

Clearly, Moscow and Damascus hold the Kurds responsible for the atrocity along with Washington, and hence it is unlikely that the Syrian military would come to the rescue of the Kurds in the event of a Turkish military offensive east of Euphrates."
As we like to say in Canada, 'two solitudes':  "Nick Sandmann and the Poverty of Social Media Storms" (Marshall) versus "More Verified Hate" (Kersey) and "Identity Stalinism" (Sailer).  Very Rashomon!

"Canada’s ambassador to China backs Meng’s chances of fighting extradition to the U.S." (MacCharles) (it is very likely this is being floated by the Canadian government):
"“I think she has quite good arguments on her side: one, political involvement by comments from Donald Trump in her case; two, there’s an extraterritorial aspect to her case; and three, there’s the issue of Iran sanctions, which are involved in her case, and Canada does not sign onto these Iran sanctions,” said McCallum."
Tweet (Realistic Democrat) (also):
 "I’m a McAuliffe man but Harris’ commitment to AIPAC, Israel and our successful Middle East policy in general is really, really Realistic! Like, whoa!"
"Why some French-speaking non-binary people don't seek treatment in their language".

"Did Khashoggi Really Die?" (Engdahl).  Killary/MB/Alwaleed bin Talal/Qatar/Erdoğan/CIA versus President Kushner/Trump/MBS.  The click-bait title is irrelevant.  The CIA-MB connection is legit, as is the enmity between the CIA and the current Administration.

"Is Terrorism an Israeli Tax?" Yes.
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