torsdag 29. oktober 2015

Invasion plans for Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan laid out immediately after 9/11.



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Documents Reveal: West Plotted False Flag to Justify War Against Syria...In 1957!

Britain and America sought a secretive “regime change” in Syria involving false flags and the assassination of key government officials…in 1957
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If you are a dutiful western television viewer, you might think that moderate, amphetamine-fueled foreign fighters only recently began to cry out for democracy in Syria. But you are dreadfully mistaken. Syria has demanded freedom from its oppressive legitimate leaders for more than fifty years. According to a 2003 report in the Guardian, Syria has been on Democracy's “to-do list” for a long-ass time! Check this out:
Newly discovered documents show how in 1957 Harold Macmillan and President Dwight Eisenhower approved a CIA-MI6 plan to stage fake border incidents as an excuse for an invasion by Syria's pro-western neighbours, and then to “eliminate” the most influential triumvirate in Damascus.

The report said that once the necessary degree of fear had been created, frontier incidents and border clashes would be staged to provide a pretext for Iraqi and Jordanian military intervention. Syria had to be “made to appear as the sponsor of plots, sabotage and violence directed against neighbouring governments,” the report says. “CIA and SIS should use their capabilities in both the psychological and action fields to augment tension.” That meant operations in Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon, taking the form of “sabotage, national conspiracies and various strong-arm activities” to be blamed on Damascus.

The plan called for funding of a “Free Syria Committee”, and the arming of “political factions with paramilitary or other actionist capabilities” within Syria. The CIA and MI6 would instigate internal uprisings, for instance by the Druze in the south, help to free political prisoners held in the Mezze prison, and stir up the Muslim Brotherhood in Damascus.
Ah, history. In 1957, it was PG-13 “border clashes”. Now we have “government chemical weapons attacks against orphans”, which, despite whatever evidence Bellingcat found on Facebook, have been completely debunked, and by actual experts.  Instead of the “Free Syria Committee”, we now have the “Free Syrian Army”. Oh, and we saved the best for last. Here's why the 1957 plan fell apart:
The plan was never used, chiefly because Syria's Arab neighbours could not be persuaded to take action and an attack from Turkey alone was thought to be unacceptable.
Acceptable in 2015, though! Good heavens, nothing changes.
Our current nightmare is nothing more than a poorly-conceived lie gathering dust in a CIA archive.

IMF review of rules for Ukraine’s benefit may set serious precedent for international law

October 29, 21:59 UTC+3
The IMF may set a serious precedent, showcasing that the previous system of international law and rules of the game for global organizations are collapsing as those rules are becoming more politicized
© AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana 
 
Ukraine’s minister of finance Natalie Jaresko
© TASS/Maxim Nikitin
KIEV, October 29. /TASS/. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will set a serious precedent in case it carries on its lending program for Ukraine despite Kiev’s refusal to repay $3 bln to Moscow, Ukraine’s former minister of economy and financial expert Victor Suslov told TASS on Thursday, adding that this kind of decision would have been purely political and would have demonstrated revamping of the whole system of international law.

"The IMF may set a serious precedent, showcasing that the previous system of international law and rules of the game for global organizations are collapsing as those rules are becoming more politicized," Suslov said when commenting the information that the IMF is ready to change requirements for granting loans in order to provide Kiev with an opportunity to receive another credit tranche even if Kiev announces Russia’s loan default.

"The statements made by the IMF evidence that the fund is ready to review its rules for Ukraine’s benefit. Even in case the credit (to Russia — TASS) is acknowledged as intergovernmental and Kiev does not repay it the IMF will still provide lending to Ukraine," Suslov said.

In December 2013, the presidents of Russia and Ukraine Vladimir Putin and Viktor Yanukovych agreed that Moscow would grant Kiev a credit worth $15 billion through the placement of Ukrainian securities. Under this program bonds for 3 billion dollars were placed on the Irish Stock Exchange on December 20, 2013. Russia purchased the bonds using the funds from its National Welfare Fund.

As was reported earlier Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said if Kiev fails to pay $3 billion in December, Moscow would go to court. "If in December, the debt is not repaid, appropriate legal action will be taken to protect the interests of the Russian Federation as a creditor," the Minister said. He added that "the Ukrainian authorities had been repeatedly informed by the Russian side that Russia expects debt payment in full and on time".

TASS

Gaddafi's Grim Prophecy Comes True: Countless Refugees Swarm Europe

 
Muammar Gaddafi
© Sputnik

SPUTNIK

Millions of refugees storming European borders have definitely come as a surprise to Western politicians. They would not have, if the West only listened to what Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi said months before he was brutally executed.

 

In fact, some of these people would not be seeking shelter in Europe if their homes were not destroyed as a result of short-sited aggressive Western policies. 

In March 2011, Gaddafi warned that without unified and stable Libya there would be no one to control countless migrants from Africa and the Middle East from fleeing to Europe. Unlike Western leaders, he apparently understood that millions, not thousands will come, should Tripoli fall.

"There are millions of blacks who could come to the Mediterranean to cross to France and Italy, and Libya plays a role in security in the Mediterranean," he told the France 24 television station.

Gaddafi's son Saif, once considered the heir apparent and now on death row awaiting execution, echoed the sentiment in the same interview.

"Libya may become the Somalia of North Africa, of the Mediterranean. You will see the pirates in Sicily, in Crete, in Lampedusa. You will see millions of illegal immigrants. The terror will be next door," he noted.

Another quote, attributed to Gaddafi, paints a vivid picture of what the late colonel expected to happen: "The Mediterranean will become a sea of chaos."

No one listened. Instead, the West launched a military intervention to oust Gaddafi and look at what has become of Libya. The country is torn apart by rivaling factions and radicals.
 Just like Gaddafi prophesied, the Mediterranean still remains a sea of chaos as thousands of refugees crammed into boats head to the shores of Italy. For many this journey becomes the last one they will ever make.

The Arab Spring, supported by the West, and the US-led military interventions across the Middle East and beyond are largely considered the main factors, which caused the current exodus of refugees. If Western capitals fail to understand the real causes of the overwhelming influx of migrants, increasingly more people will be forced to risk their lives trying to find shelter outside their home countries.

McCain: Screw Russia China, We'll Invade Anybody We Want to




Published on Sep 10, 2013

Протесты в Киеве: для Порошенко — импичмент, правительство — в отставку

Протесты в КиевеОколо 1,5 тысячи сторонников «тарифного майдана», расположившегося у здания правительства Украины, собрались 27 октября по призыву лидера Радикальной партии Олега Ляшко на «вече». Протестующие пригрозили отставкой правительству и парламенту, а президенту — импичментом.
Палаточный лагерь растет
Площадка у кабинета министров уже не вмещает всех желающих участвовать в протесте. Несколько десятков палаток сдвинули плотнее, чтобы вместить новых участников, разместить запасы дров, полевые кухни и оставить место для митингов.
Агитация продолжается круглосуточно, ораторы сменяют друг друга. В перерывах между выступлениями звучит национальная музыка.
В толпе собравшихся на «народное вече» слушателей стоит Олег Ляшко. Главный «радикал» Украины озвучивает основное требование к власти — снижение тарифов: «Мы требуем от президента, правительства, парламента реальных действий для снижения коммунальных тарифов. Это проблема номер один».
По словам Ляшко, он провел встречу с вице-премьером Зубко, на которой достигли договоренности создать рабочую группу с участием представителей акции по тарифному ценообразованию.
Кроме того, Радикальная партия подняла вопрос продажи сельхозземель, требуя от парламента продлить мораторий на подобные сделки. «Миллионы селян доведены до нищеты, они за копейки продадут эти земли, и мы получим в стране новых олигархов-латифундистов и утратим последнее богатство — землю», — заявил Ляшко.
Правительство — в отставку, президенту — импичмент

Собравшиеся настроены решительно и, похоже, ждут от ораторов большего, чем те готовы сказать. Из толпы раздаются крики «Давай импичмент!», «Импичмент надо принимать!». Наконец, под аплодисменты протестующих, на сцене появляется Ляшко.
«Мы стоим тут уже восемь суток. Нас не испугает ни дождь, ни мороз. Мы мерзнем здесь, чтобы миллионам людей было тепло. Власть, которая довела людей до нищенского состояния, не имеет права на существование. Если власть нас не услышат, мы поставим вопрос о досрочных президентских и парламентских выборах и об отставке преступного правительства», — заявляет народный избранник, слова которого толпа встречает криками радости.
Демчишина — тоже в отставку
На просьбу корр. ТАСС прокомментировать высказывания министра энергетики Владимира Демчишина о том, что «тарифный майдан» — явление краткосрочное, Ляшко возмущенно заявляет: «Это Демчишин краткосрочный».
«Он — временный, а защита интересов граждан — постоянна. Пусть он не лелеет надежду, что „тарифный майдан“ разойдется. Пока Демчишин осуществляет коррупционные схемы в министерстве энергетики, люди и платят по таким драконовским тарифам», — резюмирует Ляшко, предложив в заключение министра Демчишина тоже отправить в отставку.
Источник

European Parliament Demands an End to Persecution of Snowden

 
A chair is pictured on stage as former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
© REUTERS/ Svein Ove Ekornesvaag/NTB Scanpix

SPUTNIK

The resolution calling on the EU member states to drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden was adopted Thursday by a majority of votes.

The European Parliament adopted a resolution Thursday, calling the EU states to end any persecution of whistleblower Edward Snowden and give him protection.
 

"By 285 votes to 281, MEPs decided to call on EU member states to drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, grant him protection and consequently prevent extradition or rendition by third parties, in recognition of his status as whistle-blower and international human rights defender," the press service said in a statement.
 

In the same resolution, the EU parliament raises concerns about surveillance laws in several EU countries.

Snowden, a former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, released in 2013 a trove of classified documents detailing bulk US intelligence data collection in the United States, Europe and many other targets around the world.


Snowden was granted temporary asylum in Russia in August 2013, before receiving a three-year residency permit from the country the following year.

In the United States, he may face up to 30 years in prison on espionage charges for his revelations of the depth of illegal surveillance activities by the US intelligence community.

Facebook blocked Donetsk leader after one day: "We will win information battle too!" - Zakharchenko


29 Oct 2015
"Few hours ago I discovered that my new public page on Facebook is blocked", said leader of Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko in his official statement on Thursday morning after his official facebook page was blocked in social media after only one day it was published.

"It was blocked without any explanations. My assistants found out that there were more than 2,500 complaints to my page from the Ukrainian participants of the network. Like, my words hurt their self-esteem and prejudiced their honour and dignity. It seems to be strange. Because, I deliberately did not use any words or terms that could cause an aggressive reaction from the administration of Facebook.

Characteristically, this blocking occurred immediately after the publication of my appeal to the people of Ukraine in connection with the celebration of Ukraine's liberation from Nazi invaders. I think I managed to find the right words that wounded to the quick those who I called Nazi allies, and that means their descendants and followers – adherents of Bandera and Shukhevich.

Well, in my opinion, this fact brings us only one message. Kiev is afraid not only of Donbass forces, but also of its words. Kiev has forgotten Donetsk nature: we will win this information battle too!", Zakharchenko said in his official statement.

Link to banned Zakharchenko facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/%D0%90%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%81?6
Link to previous news about opening official site 28.10.
http://dninews.com/article/dpr%E2%80%99s-leader-aleksandr-zakharchenko-o...

DONi News Agency

American Ground Troops in Syria: ‘World Won’t Stand Another US Invasion’

 
 In this Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border
© AP Photo/ Lefteris Pitarakis, File


US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced on Tuesday that Washington is ready to conduct ground operations against ISIL in the Middle East.

The announcement was made in an address to the Senate Armed Forces Committee.
Carter added that the Pentagon would step up its military efforts in Iraq with ramped-up airstrikes and support for Iraqi forces besieging Ramadi.
 In response to Carter’s announcement, Kremlin spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, stressed that Moscow was waiting for more details on the US’ plans.

Hawks in Washington have long called for a more aggressive stance on Syria, after the US’ failure to train and equip so-called “moderate” rebels. However, President Obama insisted that he had no intention to put American boots on the ground.

“I think that Carter is referring to a rescue operation by Special Forces. I don’t think the world will stand for another illegal US invasion so for the US to send another army into Syria would be another illegal invasion and I don’t think that it will likely happen.”

He also said that he doesn’t think the US will send another army as it would be a war crime. Europe won’t support it as it is being overrun by millions of refugees by Washington’s war. “Many thinking people in Europe are very pleased that the Russians are stopping the combat that ISIL brought to Syria and they are hoping that it will stem the refugee flow into Europe.”

But talking about the US government, Roberts said, “Washington is frightened that their puppet government in Iraq will ask the Russians to combat ISIL in Iraq because the Americans are doing such a poor job and that would exclude the US from the operation should Iraq ask Russia to help like Syria asked.”

Roberts also said that Washington feels frustrated that it was unable to overthrow Assad and they are frustrated at the success of the Russian operation against ISIL in Syria.

“The success of the Russian operation in Syria against ISIL is striking compared to the failure of the Americans in Iraq. Their feelings are hurt and they think they have failed to protect their puppet government in Iraq.”

He further spoke about the future of ISIL in Syria and shared his thoughts about whether Russia will be successful in conquering ISIL militants in Syria.

“ISIL’s operation has been completely dismantled by the Russian Air Force. They will be defeated as 'conquering military force' but they may persist as a terror organization as long as the US and Saudi Arabia continue to fund them,” Roberts said.

The US is “Making a Fool of Itself” in Syria. Bring Back Jimmy Carter!

Former U.S. President and Nobel Laureate Jimmy Carter gestures at the 21st Hay FestivalCaught with its pants down in Syria, the US government is making a fool of itself.  By attempting to mischaracterize Russia’s actions against ISIS in Syria, Washington has admitted that the terrorists from outside Syria, who are attempting to overthrow the elected government of Syria, are “our guys.”  

In an interview with Fox “News,” a senior US government official said:  “Putin is deliberately targeting our forces. Our guys are fighting for their lives.”

Professor Michel Chossudovsky reports that “our guys” includes Western military advisers, intelligence agents and mercenaries recruited from private security companies.

 The defense official told Fox “News” that the Russians are “completely disingenuous about their desire to fight ISIS.”  According to the Obama regime, all of the hundreds of Russian air and missile attacks against ISIS are directed at US trained terrorists — all five of them — and their hundreds of Western advisors.

Evidently, the senior defense official forgot that General Lloyd Austin, who heads US Central Command, recently told the Senate Armed Services Committee that only 4 or 5 of the US-trained “moderate terrorists” remain on the battle field.  Obama has cancelled the failed $500 million waste of US taxpayers money to train “moderate terrorists” to overthrow the Syrian government. The trainees took the money and ran.

It is difficult to believe that even the incompetents who work for Fox “News” could really think that the Russians made hundreds of air strikes, supplemented with cruise missile strikes, against 4 or 5 moderate terrorists.  But the stupidity and ignorance of Fox “News” knows no limits.  (The most discouraging aspect of my existance is the knowledge that millions of dumbshit Americans sit before Fox “News” for their daily brainwashing.)

But that is the story that senior US government officials are leaking to a gullible, or paid for, Fox “News.”

The truth of the matter—which will never emerge from Fox “News”— is that Washington is using ISIS in an illegal attempt to overthrow an elected government that will not submit to being a Washington puppet.

In clear words, Washington in total violation of law is behaving as a war criminal and is attempting to overthrow an elected government in order to replace it with a vassal answering to Washington.

President Putin has said that Russia will not stand for any more war crimes from Washington in areas of the world that affect Russian national interests.  Russia has been asked for assistance by the legitimate government of Syria against ISIS, and the Russian air strikes are exterminating ISIS.  This has the Washington war criminals upset.  The senior US defense official told Fox “News” that the only role for Russia in Syria is to assist the US in overthrowing Assad.  I guess the dumbshit Washington official didn’t hear what Putin had to say.

The question that desperately needs to be asked will never be asked by the US print and TV media or by NPR.  That question is: What is the point of the incessant US government lies about Russia, its actions, and its intentions?  Are the warmongers in Washington trying to start World War Three?

Obviously the presidential candidates—both Hillary and all of the Republican dimwits—are determined to start World War Three.  Watch the Americans vote for World War Three in the next election.
The United States government no longer has any credibility outside its borders and very little within, as evidenced by recent polls that show that 62 percent of American voters are wishing for a third party in the hopes that it might represent the people instead of a half dozen vested interests that, thanks to the Republican Supreme Court, have purchased the US government, lock, stock and barrel.

The reason so many voters admire Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, even though both have no idea what really needs to be done, is that these two are the only candidates who are raising a fuss about a politial system that serves only a few.  Talk about dictators and disenfranchisement, the American voters are the most disenfranchised in human history.  Allegedly the US is a democracy, but there is no sign of democracy in the behavior of the government. Sound and careful studies show that the US voter has no input whatsoever into the behavior and decisions of the US government.  The US government is as far removed from the people, if not more so, than any dictatorship.  We desperately need to be liberated outselves!

As former President Jimmy Carter recently said, America is no longer a democracy.  America is an oligarchy.

Like so many things Carter was right about, but never given credit for by the corrupt American Establishment, Carter is again correct.

I say bring back Jimmy Carter.  The man is moral and intelligent.  He is a million times better than any presidential candidate in the running. At 90 years of age in a losing war with cancer, Jimmy Carter is our best bet.

DPR Defence Ministry: Situation Report, 29.10.2015


The situation in the Donetsk People's Republic was still tense over the past day. There were 12 ceasefire violations by the Ukrainian punishers.

Spartak settlement and the area of Donetsk airport were shelled from the positions of the nationalist battalions deployed in the zone of responsibility of the 93d separate motorized rifle brigade in Opytnoe and Avdeevka settlements with mortars of 120 mm and 82 mm calibre. More than 30 mortar shells were fired. 

The DPR's intelligence continues to record the violations of Minsk Agreements by the Ukrainian side on the weapons withdrawal. So, the arrival of two 122 mm artillery batteries D-30 ( 10 units) in the settlement of Verhnetoretskoe (4 km to the contact line) was detected. Also, the location of 120 mm mortars (5 units) was observed in the settlement of Mayorsk (1.5 km to the contact line).

The deployment of tanks to the contact line is still being recorded. The arrival of 10 tanks in the settlement of Maryinka (500m to the contact line) was detected. 

It should be noted that we have repeatedly drawn attention to the presence of nationalist battalions on the line of contact. In this case, we have confirmation of the presence of such units as a separate assault company “Karpatskaya Sich” from the “Legion Svobody”, “Dnepr1”, “Dnepr9 “, ”Azov”, “Lvov”, ”Donbas”, “Aydar”. 

Despite our appeals to the Ukrainian leadership and command concerning the facts of depredations, looting in the settlements and at the checkpoints, the situation has not changed. These facts show that certain circles in the higher echelons of power in Ukraine run course aimed at the genocide of their own people and the killing of the residents of Donbass. 

Vice-Commander Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency


The captives' exchange between Republics and Ukraine ended successfully

The prisoners' exchange procedure between the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics and Ukraine in Schastie town on the LPR's territory has successfully ended. 

All 11 people captured by the Ukrainian side came back home, there seven LPR's citizens and four citizens of the DPR. 

Nine people were given to the Ukrainian side. In particular, there were four Ukrainian militants from the DPR. The human rights' ombudsman of the Donetsk People's Republic Daria Morozova monitored the exchange.

Picket against Saakashvili was held in Odessa

The picket participants against the governor of Odessa Mikhail Saakashvili blocked the road on the bridge in 10 km away from Odessa. The picket was held under the motto "We are against Saakashvili's despotism". 

During the picket the passanger of one of the cars that were blocked opened a fire from the traumatic gun into the air and pulverize the tear-gas. Fortunately, there are no casualties.
DONi News Agency

Fighters of the battalion Aydar arranged provocation shelling of DPR’s positions close to Gorlovka

Fighters of the battalion Aydar arranged provocation shelling of DPR’s positions close to Gorlovka
Novorossia Today
on:
Fighters of extremist grouping Aydar shelled the positions of the DPR close to the village Shirokaya Balka near Gorlovka in the evening on 27th October.

It was reported to DAN by the deputy of the Commander-In-Chief of the DPR Eduard Basurin.

‘The battalion Aydar opened fire at our subdivisions close to the settlement Shirokaya Balka at about 21.30’, the representative of the Defence Ministry reported.

In regard to the words of the deputy of the Commander-In-Chief, such incidents are possible as a result of inability of Ukrainian commanders to control the grouping of extremists that is to be controlled by the Defence Ministry of Ukraine’.
Translated by Nataliya Sinyavskaya

Russian emergencies ministry humanitarian convoy sets off for Donbass

Russian emergencies ministry humanitarian convoy sets off for Donbass

Novorossia Today
on:
Russia’s emergencies ministry has sent yet another humanitarian convoy to Donbass, a ministry spokesman told TASS on Thursday.

“The convoy with humanitarian air for residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics set off from the Russian emergencies ministry’s Don rescue centre at 04:00 Moscow time. More than 100 truck are to deliver more than 1,100 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes, primarily food products,” the spokesman said.

The convoy was formed over less than one week. Humanitarian cargoes have been traditionally raised by public and trade union organizations from various Russian regions.

Three more humanitarian convoys are planned to be dispatched to Donbass in November.

Since mid-August 2014, the Russian emergencies ministry sent 42 humanitarian convoys with to the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. More than 51,000 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes have been delivered in Donbass over that period.

Any Ukrainian escalation of the conflict in Donbass from Ukrainian side will be shot down in flames, Zaharchenko

Any escalation of the situation at the demarcation line from the side of Ukrainian fighters will be decently shot down in flames. It was announced yesterday at the press-conference by the DPR’s head Aleksandr Zaharchenko.

‘I can tell with absolute assurance that any escalation of the conflict will be decently shot down in flames’, Zaharchenko announced.
However, the head of the DPR does not expect the escalation of the conflict the nearest time.

‘Ukraine understand perfectly well that it cannot defeat us for more than a year, and with the forces that we have now, they cannot do it in any case, our citizens can not worry’, Zaharchenko added.
Translated by Natalia Sinyavskaya

'Fear,' Desperation Drives Obama’s Scramble to Save US Credibility in Syria

 
After the fatal terrorist shootings at an historic black church in South Carolina, President Barack Obama again cited lax gun laws as contributing to this type of mass violence.
© AP Photo/ Susan Walsh

With Russia’s air campaign wiping out terrorist targets in Syria, the Obama administration has been forced to drastically rethink its strategy in the region. According to Simon Tisdall, writing for the Guardian, this is a panicked reaction, the result of fear that the US could lose influence in the Middle East.

After nearly a month of Russia’s airstrikes against the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group, the militants’ infrastructure is crumbling. 
On Wednesday alone, the Russian fighters carried out 71 successful sorties against 118 targets, and a number of refugees are returning to their homes as terrorists flee.

The success of Moscow’s campaign has shown just how ineffective the US-led coalition’s year-long effort really was. America’s plan to train and equip so-called “moderate” rebels also ended in failure. At risk of losing international clout, President Obama is scrambling to adapt his strategy.

"Fear is driving Obama’s latest rethink: fear that Russia and Iran are winning the strategic tug-of-war for decisive influence in both Syria and Iraq," Simon Tisdall writes for the Guardian, "and fear that his Middle East legacy will be an anarchic arc of muddle and mayhem stretching from Mosul to the Mediterranean."

The US is considering a wide range of options. For one, a fleet of attack helicopters may be deployed to Iraq. The Pentagon may also increase the number of target-spotters in an effort to improve the accuracy of coalition bombers.

Officials may also decide implementing closer cooperation with Syrian Kurdish militias, even those Turkey has argued vehemently against such an alliance.
But the biggest policy change is the possibility that the Obama administration will place boots on the ground in Syria, breaking the president’s longtime pledge of keeping US ground forces out of further entanglements in the Middle East.

"We won’t hold back from supporting capable partners in opportunistic attacks against ISIL, or conducting such missions directly whether by strikes from the air or direct action on the ground," US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.

"…This latest rejig smacks of desperation," Tisdall writes. "It is another reminder of how Obama’s trademark policy to free the US of its Middle Eastern military entanglements has foundered on geopolitical realities."

Washington’s recent flexibility on the ultimate fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is also a sign of the US losing influence to Russia, as is Iran’s recent inclusion in Syrian talks, the latter a "concession prompted by US weakness."

"Obama’s predicament helps explain why the US is showing more interest in a compromise transition deal to end the Syrian war, along lines proposed by Moscow," Tisdall writes.
"Commentators say the White House is ready to try anything."

According to US officials speaking on condition of anonymity to the Washington Post, the possibility of placing US troops on the ground is still under discussion, and require formal approval from President Obama.

Goodbye Middle Class: 51 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than 30,000 Dollars A Year 

 

Published on Oct 22, 2015
We just got more evidence that the middle class in America is dying. According to brand new numbers that were just released by the Social Security Administration, 51 percent of all workers in the United States make less than $30,000 a year. Let that number sink in for a moment. 

You can’t support a middle class family in America today on just $2,500 a month – especially after taxes are taken out. And yet more than half of all workers in this country make less than that each month. 

In order to have a thriving middle class, you have got to have an economy that produces lots of middle class jobs, and that simply is not happening in America today.

Full story: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/1...

 

Brzezinski: Obama should retaliate if Russia doesn't stop attacking U.S. assets

The United States should threaten to retaliate if Russia does not stop attacking U.S. assets in Syria, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in a Financial Times op-ed published Sunday, urging "strategic boldness," with American credibility in the Middle East and the region itself at stake.

Moscow's apparent decision to strike non-Islamic State targets and those of Syrian rebels backed by the Central Intelligence Agency "at best" reflects "Russian military incompetence," and worst, "evidence of a dangerous desire to highlight American political impotence," wrote Brzezinski, the national security adviser for former President Jimmy Carter and a strong supporter of current President Barack Obama.

And if Russia continues to pursue non-ISIL targets, the U.S. should retaliate, he added.

"In these rapidly unfolding circumstances the U.S. has only one real option if it is to protect its wider stakes in the region: to convey to Moscow the demand that it cease and desist from military actions that directly affect American assets," he said.

"The Russian naval and air presences in Syria are vulnerable, isolated geographically from their homeland," Brzezinski noted. "They could be 'disarmed' if they persist in provoking the US."

The problem in the Middle East is bigger than Syria, Brzezinski wrote, and it would behoove Russia to cooperate with the U.S., who cannot as it did in the past, rely upon the United Kingdom and France to play a "decisive role" in the region.


"But, better still, Russia might be persuaded to act with the U.S. in seeking a wider accommodation to a regional problem that transcends the interests of a single state," he added.

Instead of what he calls a "new form of neocolonial domination," the United States, along with China and Russia, must act in concert to protect their mutual interests, he warned.

"China would doubtless prefer to stay on the sidelines. It might calculate that it will then be in a better position to pick up the pieces. But the regional chaos could easily spread northeastward, eventually engulfing central and northeastern Asia. Both Russia and then China could be adversely affected. But American interests and America’s friends — not to mention regional stability — would also suffer. It is time, therefore, for strategic boldness," he concluded.
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 Elections in Ukraine....

Ukrainian Wikileaks: McCain and Saakashvili are plotting to shoot down American plane in Syria to blame Russia [transcript]


October 28, 2015

Ukrainian Wikileaks

 
Fort Russ 
Translated from Russian by Kristina Rus



"M.": Mikhail Saakashvili, ex-president of Georgia, Odessa region governor



























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"K.": David Kezerashvili - former head of financial police and minister of defense of Georgia. Wanted for embezzling state funds








"G": Anton Gerashenko - people's deputy of Ukraine in faction "People's Front", secretary of Verkhovnaya Rada committee on issues of legal basis of law enforcement. Advisor to the minister of interior, Arsen Avakov, resident agent of US special services 

 

"R.": Ramzan Machelikashvili - cousin of Ruslan Machelikashvili, infamous field commander of Islamic State, callsign Seyfullakh. Commander of special anti-aircraft unit, received special training in the ATO zone. Anti-aircraft specialist sent to Syria. 

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M. Let him come in!

M. Sit down, David! Everything should be done on time, as we discussed. You understand the importance of everything! Wait a second, I will turn on anti-surveillance.

McCain confirmed the plan, everything is in place so you know. We got cover from the US Senate. In Syria, Russians must be hit, or else if Russians and Americans fundamentally agree, they will really dump Ukraine. Donbass is on conservation, project Transnistria is suspended. If it goes on, we are done! We should speed things up in Syria!

Have you prepared our guys?

K: Yes, everything is done. Today, they fly to Antalya and then go to Syria.

They received good training and will tear everything with their spirit. These are our Kistintsy (Georgian Chechens living in the Pankisi Gorge in Georgia), tough guys. Ramzan Machelikashvili was appointed a commander, all four obey him. They shoot from all weapons, they are anti-aircraft professionals. They are waiting for specific instructions.

M. Give Ramzan this phone number and cell phone. Upon arrival it is necessary to send a message, there is Warren's man from the CIA, he will greet and take the guys. Turks are warned and will let them through. In short, this agent of Steve Warren knows everything and speaks Russian. After, Ramzan should give him this phone.

M. Yes, yes, will turn it off.

K. It's all clear, but what about equipment and weapons?

M. Wait, wait! I have to pick up the call from Gerashchenko .
M. Hello Anton! Our guys are leaving today. Is it all ready?

G. Mr. Mikhail Nikolayevich! It is loud over there!

G. Now I can hear! Avakov (Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine) transported everything, there are five anti-aircraft [PZRK - rus.] "Willow" [Verba" - rus.] and "Needle S" ["Igla S" - rus.], full ammunition and equipment. Large anti-aircraft guns are on the road. As soon as they pass the border, your chieftain, what's his name,  Ash-Shushani will meet them, the guys will be on the case.

M. Excellent! Excellent! Well, talk to you later.

M. David! All you need is already in place and when they cross the border they will get everything. There they will be greeted by Tarhan Batirashvili. You know who he is? He has great influence in the Islamic State, all Chechens pass through him, his nickname is Ash-Shushani. Also ​​Ramzan's cousin, Ruslan Machelikashvili will also meet them. He is a ruthless thug, Americans told me.

So, the whole group will be in Latakia, in the Al-Nusra zone, the goal is to shoot down American plane. They will get flight information, there is a local Kurd there for that. The plan is turning out very cool! American plane will be shot down by Russian military. This will be told by the Prisoner, that the target was shot down from PZRK. The scene will be amusing, the whole world will talk about it.

After this group will go to Hasaka, it is a city near the Kurds and there they will destroy a Kurdish village,  the Russians will do everything. In return, the Kurds will shoot down a Russian plane with Stingers. The goal is to pit the Americans and Russians in Syria. The Turks will be grateful, they promise to rouse the Crimean Tatars.

After it is done in Syria, you will see, if Americans don't bring troops to Ukraine and all our projects will begin operating. McCain is waiting for our actions. Otherwise, Obama will not raise his ass, elections are coming soon and he will do nothing. You see, Poroshenko also began to wag his tail in front of Putin.

C. I don't know, Misha! It's your plans, you know better. I'll explain everything to the guys and will send them on the way. It's great that Tarhan Batirashvili will meet them, he knows how to fight and will supervise everything. At one time I accepted him into the Army. His mother is Kistinka, and a Georgian father.

M. What I said, do in time, give each one of the five $10 thousand. Give $20,000 to Tarhan's father in Ahmet.

K. I already paid the guys, and my people will pass $20 thousand to Tbilisi.

Machelikashvili is waiting in the reception, want to have a couple words with him?!

M. Sure!

Sveta! There's a man with a beard who came with David, named Ramzan, let him in.

S. Of course, Mikhail Nikolayevich

M. How are you Ramzan! How are things?

R. Batono Misha! We are ready to execute all the tasks.

M. Very good! The peace in the whole world depends on you! I and Dato will support you and your families in everything.

R. Thank you very much. David is very helpful. After completing the tasks in Syria, we will bring you back to Georgia, this is our next task. We will blow up the entire Georgia, if necessary!

M. Thank you Ramzan, this time will come, but for now we should take care of Ukraine. Dato will explain, everything is ready. Our guys will meet, Ruslan is your cousin, Aslan Margoshvili, Tarhan Batirashvili and others. You will be in good hands. Say hello to the guys and be careful. Take care of yourself.

R. You make me feel better, Misha batono. I did not know that the brother will meet, we will do everything 100%. I thought Tarhan died, I heard he was blown up along with El-Baghdadi. Insha Allah, he is alive.

M. Ramzan, take it! This is a dagger from me.

R. May Allah protect you, batono Misha! We will not disgrace ourselves and do everything, I swear to you!

K. Ok, Ramzan, wait in the waiting room, I will come out soon!

M. Ramzan is a tough man, right?! Tell me, are the Swiss accounts already available ?!

K. The court has closed my cases and the accounts are available, just need to submit documents to the bank. Adeishvili was very helpful. His guys did everything at the court. I sent them some, and will have to send more.

M. Kama still has to be paid. You said that you transferred the shares to Kakha's people [Kaladze, Minister of Energy of Georgia] and it was closed. What is f#cken wrong with everyone to throw my money away like that!

K. Don't yell! I told you, 35% I gave from the port and oil infrastructure. From gas I gave 10%, and added 10% for Bezhuashvili. Otherwise they didn't agree. And in court they did everything, for Meishvili, Shavliashili and Levna Murusidze I must send fifty, I gave nothing to them yet, first just to pay the judges who were on my case. I told you everything in advance. If not, I would get a judgement like Ugulava, and would block access to the accounts.

M. F#ck their mother, b#tch! This f#cking Magis sold Kolomoisky the video. Penguin caught it and they posted the frames with Bacho f#ggots. For this reason, all the planned actions had to be stopped, against Gazprom and in defense of Rustavi 2. I said a thousand times, remove this Kardav or pay the money to this bastard. Ilham too can be offended and cut off our debt in SOCAR. It must be solved somehow. When are you going to Zurich?

K. I will send our guys, tomorrow I'll go to Kiev and from there to Switzerland. After going to Baku, there I will tackle SOCAR issues.

M. Watch out for our Pankisi guys, so they are happy. This is the most important thing right now. As soon as we pit Moscow and Washington, then smoothly will move to Kiev. Ok, later!

M. Wait, wait. Glad I remembered! Tina asked, in Sagarejo, that her relative needs help with elections. Our guys are doing everything, and Tina will involve the military but Azersky Muganlo is crucial. Our deputy, Azik, he will contact you and when you will arrive to Baku, he will come, give him the money to bribe Muganloisk muftis. Also ask the Baku elite, to help me in this regard. There is a bitch Iniashvili, she should not win elections, California Senators support her, but I don't care.

Do you understand what to do ?! Prior to going to Kiev meet with Adeishvili, and he will explain all the details.

K. Yes, let Zura explain everything, there are so many things, I can get lost, I need his help.

M. Good. As soon as you send the guys, let me know, I have to inform McCain, he is waiting!

K. Ok, Misha! I must go, a lot to do.