Sunday, November 27, 2022

Dude that’s your call

"Russia Ops in Ukraine (Update): Western Propaganda Implodes as War of Attrition Grinds On" (The New Atlas). 

"Operation Claw-Sword: Erdogan’s Big New Game in Syria" (Escobar): 

"The problem is the presence of American forces – essentially protecting those shabby convoys stealing Syrian oil. Russians and Syrians always discuss it. The conclusion is that the Americans are staying by inertia. They do it because they can. And Damascus is powerless to expel them.

The Sultan plays the whole thing with consummate cynicism – in geopolitics and geo-economics. Most of what is unresolved in Syria revolves around territories occupied by de facto gangs that call themselves Kurds, protected by the US. They traffic Syrian oil to resell it mostly to … Turkey.

And then, in a flash, armed gangs that call themselves Kurds may simply abandon their “anti-terrorist” fight by … releasing the terrorists they apprehended, thus increasing the “terrorist threat” all over northeast Syria. They blame – who else? – Turkey. In parallel, the Americans increase financial aid to these armed gangs under the pretext of a “war on terror.”

The distinction between “armed gangs” and “terrorists” is of course razor thin. What matters most of all to Erdogan is that he can use the Kurds as a currency in trade negotiations linked to bypassing anti-Russian embargoes and sanctions."

"Clash of Cultures." (Martyanov). 

"Russia Prepares Winter Offensive, West Runs out of Ammunition & Weapons, Ukraine out of Power & Time" (Mercouris). 

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