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    This surprised me with all the anti rhetoric going on.....

    Russia: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu visits Moscow for talks with Vladimir Putin



    Published on 9 Mar 2017
    France 24

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    Turkey talking to Russia...

    Syria: US marines deploy troops and artillery battery near Islamic state group capital of Raqqa

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7GLAzxeO4c

    Published on 9 Mar 2017
    France 24

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    US confirms deployment of hundreds of Marines to Syria to fight ISIS



    Published on 9 Mar 2017


    Hundreds of US Marines have arrived in Syria to establish an outpost in support
    of the operation to retake the city of Raqqa, the de-facto Islamic State (IS,
    formerly ISIS/ISIL) capital in the country, the US-led coalition confirmed on Thursday.

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    US Marines arrive in northern Syria to help fight ISIS

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq9JLxCp8fA

    Published on 9 Mar 2017
    Conor Powell has the story

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    US Marines arrive in Syria to retake Raqqa from ISIS



    Published on 9 Mar 2017
    Fox News military analyst David Hunt provides insight
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    Sen Graham leading the generals , with anti Russian Syrian Kurd and Assad
    rhetoric , and Libya ......The generals are just parroting Sen . Graham in this one
    and hinting at the Trump administration 'if you are listening'......

    'Don't hand Damascus to Assad' - Sen. Graham


    Published on 9 Mar 2017

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) questions CENTCOM & AFRICOM
    commanders on ISIS, Russia, Syria, Iran and US diplomacy.

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    New anti-Russia bill is ‘stupid, uninformed politics’ – ex-State Dept official

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H28IkXYVPM

    Published on 8 Mar 2017
    Critics of the “Keeping Russia Out of European Elections Act” point out that it is
    based on more on propaganda than on facts. Does this bill represent NATO's
    desperate deflection from their own military bravado, or is it a power play to
    embarrass Trump? Former State Department official and CIA counterterrorism
    expert Larry Johnson joins RT America’s Alex Mihailovich to bring his insight and
    expertise.

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    New sanctions proposed to punish Russia for imaginary meddling in Europe

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y1SHOXgV2o

    Published on 8 Mar 2017
    A bipartisan resolution emerged on Capitol Hill today, entitled the “Keeping Russia
    Out of European Elections Act.” The bill is intended to punish Russia for alleged
    interference in the 2016 US presidential election and to counter Russia’s purported
    meddling in democratic elections in Europe. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky has the story.
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    All mercenaries join forces in Libya under new name: Murabitoun

    JoanneM Libyan War The Truth
    Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00 UTC


    Mokhtar Belmokhtar © Reuters

    FYI, in the 1920's MI6 invented Muslim Brotherhood as their proxy army. Next the CIA invented their Al Qaeda as their proxy army. These psychopathic mercenaries have been doing the dirty work of destruction and take over of sovereign nations for the Zionists. These mercenaries claim to be radical Islamists. As Osama bin Laden stated, "all we have to do is change our name to keep the west confused". So now enters the new combined entity called Murabitoun. They have had many other names, LIFG (Libyan Islamic Fighting Group), Ansar Al Sharia, Al Nusra, etc. Look for this name to replace ISIS world wide.

    This is an account of on the ground intelligence passed to us by the Libyan tribes during the past few weeks.

    As a matter of clarification and a short historical review, Libya has been a failed state since Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, NATO, the UN and various other western imperialist countries created a false flag attack and destroyed the country. These Zionists criminals put in place by force their puppets to run Libya, this was never going to work because Libya is a country made up of a very strong and ancient tribal structure. This tribal culture cannot be broken by any outsider no matter how many criminal acts are perpetrated upon the people. The result of the NATO illegal destruction of Libya caused a number of radical mercenary factions to arise, each attempting to control their area of Libya, stealing money, oil, assets, raping women, imprisoning innocents, etc. These were not tribal wars or civil wars as reported by the lying media, but the result of these criminal groups fighting each other and sometimes fighting the Libyan people. There has never been put forth a solution that would bring Libya back to peace because the Libyan people were never part of the solution. All the proposed solutions were put forward by some outside force or by some group like the UN putting together a group of criminals (more puppets).

    After a legitimate election in 2014, the people of Libya voted out all the puppet radical Islamists. These criminals refused to leave office and threatened the lives of those duly elected so they were forced to move the legitimate government to the eastern city of Tobruk. Even the Tobruk government has had difficulties because even though they are the legitimate government, they have no power. The radicals control off and on the oil ports and they control the largest port in Libya in Misurata. These radical groups have been able to maintain some piece of control because they have had the support of Clinton and Obama for the past 6 years, supplying them with weapons and money via Turkey and Qatar. On the other hand the legitimate Libyan National Army fighting these Islamic terrorist groups has been embargoed by the UN since 2011 from receiving any weapons or aid.

    The Libyan people do not and never have supported radical Islam, 96% of all Libyans are against these Takfiri (fake Muslims) gangs. The 4% that are psychopathic radicals were either in exile or prison before Hillary Clinton, Obama and McCain joined hands with them to destroy Libya. These 4% are the ones controlling the radicals in Libya now.

    For all intense and purposes the Libyan people have had no voice since 2011.

    March 2017
    Things are changing on the ground in Libya because Hillary Clinton's defeat has opened a void in the support of the criminal occupiers in Libya. The criminal mercenaries know that they are in danger of being thrown out or killed as they have no right to their place in Libya. The consequence of this realization is that all the radicals on the ground in Libya have joined forces in an attempt to maintain their criminal hold on areas of Libya and to make an attempt to take control of the entire country. They have formed a new group under the leadership of a man named Mukhtar Bel Mukhtar a past strongman for Al Qaeda.

    The name of this new group is called Murabitoun. Watch for this name you will see it often now.

    This group is made up of all radicals Islamists in Libya including Misurata Militias, Muslim Brotherhood, Ansar Al Sharia, ISIS, Al Qaeda, LIFG (Libyan Islamic Fighting Group) and other miscellaneous groups.

    Murabitoun began to hold their meetings at the Al Jufra (Houn) Airbase. Meetings between such famous terrorists as Ismayel al-Sallabi brother to Ali al-Sallabi, Ahmed Abd Al jaleel Hessnawi and Ahmed Al Tajuri (see photo 1 below). They will be receiving their weapons and new mercenary fighters via the Al Jufra airbase. Paid mercenary fighters from Italy, Qatar, Sudan and Chad will arrive to support them in their attempt to take Libya. See photos below (2, 3, 4 & 5). As you can see in photo #2, it is a US cargo plane with the name Iraqi Air Force on it. No, it is not Iraq coming to the support of these criminals, we are told that this is a rented plane. Any guesses as to who is funding and supporting these criminal mercenary (proxy army of the New World Order). If you guessed John McCain you would be right on target. It is also known that Abdulhakem Belhaj, one of the most well known terrorists and John McCain's best friend, is purchasing weapons from a Tunisian arms dealer named Yousef Zaroug , with the help of his brother in the Serbian embassy and being aided by Qatar and Turkey. Belhaj has stolen over a billion dollars from the Libyans and is now a billionaire terrorist.


    Ismayel al-Sallabi, Ahmed Abd Al jaleel Hessnawi and Ahmed Al Tajur

    Murabitoun made their first attack on the oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Sidra this past week. They took these oil ports away from the Libyan National Army (representing the Tobruk Parliament) and are now threatening to move towards Benghazi to take the other oil ports of Brega and Zuetina from the Libyan people. (See photos 6 & 7 below). The first photo is of a man named Mustafa Sharksy he is a military leader with Murabitoun. The ports of Ras Lanuf and Sidra are now under the control of a company called Crescent Oil, this is the company of the terrorists.

    Meanwhile not to be discounted, the dirty game that the military industrial complex has been playing with Libya since 2011 continues. Africom has been bombing Sirte, Libya for over a year. Obama called in 200 strikes on his last day in office. The reason for these strikes, according to Africom, is to cleanse ISIS from Sirte. Well, that is a half truth, ISIS has been cleared from Sirte but it has been handed over to the new Murabitoun. Last year Africom bombed in support of the Misurata Militias (Hillary Clinton's mercenaries), now they are bombing in support of the newly formed radical group. The Libyans say that this is the dirty game that has been played against them since the beginning and it just continues. Africom was still bombing in Sirte this week. (see photos 8, 9, 10 & 11 below)

    The only other group laying claim to Libya is the UN puppet government. This so called "Unity Government" is led by a man named Serraj who was appointed along with his group in a meeting in Tunisia. This puppet government has never had any authority in Libya, never recognized by any Libyans as any legitimate form of government. Serraj and his gang of Muslim Brotherhood had to sneak into Libya by the dark of night by boat from Tunisia because they would have never been allowed in openly. The mass media and the UN tout this Serraj as the Prime Minister of Libya, interesting that only the UN and certain western Imperialist nations refer to him by that title. The Libyan people could care less about this fake government. to them it does not even exist.

    So, now that you have all the radicals joining forces in Libya under the new name of Murabitoun making up one side of the story. On the other side of the story is Khalifa Haftar and the Libyan National Army working with the Tobruk Parliament. The great tribes of Libya have never supported Haftar because he is a traitor to Libya. He was with the CIA for over 30 years inside the US and dropped into Libya in 2011 to lead Clinton's mercenaries against the legitimate government of Libya. After Libya became a failed state, apparently Haftar had a change of heart (no one really believes this) and changed sides to fight the mercenary radicals that he had been leader for in 2011. However, now the Libyan people and tribes find themselves forced into a position where they must support their army, the only one that is fighting against the criminals occupying their country. That army is led by General Haftar. The tribes know that they will never get their country back as long as they are divided in any way, so they have decided to back the Libyan National Army, as that is their only choice at this point. They are under no illusion as to whom Haftar is, however, if he holds the position they can use to take their country back, then so be it. After the country is cleaned, Haftar will be a different matter.

    It is also known at this time that Russia has offered to train about 300 of Haftar's men to be special forces. The Libyan National Army is said to be made up of approximately 5000 men.

    In some ways all these radicals joining forces helps the outside world understand the situation in Libya. Finally, people will be able to understand that it is the Libyan people fighting the radical Islamists in Libya. There is no civil war in Libya. There are only these paid mercenaries (called radical Islamists) who invaded Libya. These Clinton, Obama, McCain mercenaries are the true enemy of all Libyans.


    US cargo plane with the name Iraqi Air Force on it.








    Mustafa Sharksy





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    Libyan government ready to implement arms contracts with Russia reached under Muammar Gaddafi

    Sputnik
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    Russia promised to assist the local authorities in the east of Libya in combating terrorism, he said.

    "We asked the Russian government to help us in training of the armed forces, repairing of military equipment by Russian experts, as most of our officers were trained in Russia and many speak Russian, and they know how to use Russian equipment. We were promised an assistance in the fight against terrorism," Issa said.

    "Commissions which will have to check and monitor the implementation of defense contracts reached with Russia during the rule of Muammar Gaddafi will be established. They will be implemented with the two sides' good will," Issa said.

    During the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Libya in April 2008, Moscow and Tripoli signed a number of intergovernmental and commercial agreements, including the one to write off the Libyan debt amounting to $4.5 billion in exchange for contracts for Russian defense industry, though no details on the deals were made public.

    Russia ready to take in new groups of Libyan wounded military men from the eastern part of the country for treatment, he said.

    In early February, about 70 soldiers from the Libyan national army under command of Khalifa Haftar were sent to Russia for medical treatment.

    "The friendly Russian government expressed its willingness to accept the wounded for treatment, and eventually it fulfilled the promise. If we need to send another group of wounded to Russia, they are ready to provide this humanitarian assistance," Isa said.

    Libya's House of Representatives has sent an invitation to members of the defense and foreign affairs committees of the Russian State Duma to visit the country's east, Saleh said.

    "We have sent a letter to the Russian State Duma with an invitation of a range of members of the defense and foreign affairs committees to visit Libya (the government troop-controlled eastern part. We await their visit," Issa said.

    According to the politician, Libyan lawmakers will soon visit Moscow.

    Libya has been in a state of turmoil since 2011, when a civil war began in the country and its longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown. In December 2015, Libya's rival governments — the Council of Deputies based in Tobruk and the Tripoli-based General National Congress — agreed to create the Government of National Accord, to form the Presidency Council and to end the political impasse.
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    Ukrainian soldiers caught planting car bombs in Donbass: Guess who trained them?

    Rudy Panko Russia Insider
    Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:28 UTC



    The "mystery" behind the long list of assassinated rebel leaders in Donbass might now be solved.

    Two Ukrainian soldiers have been captured with weapons and bomb-making materials by Lugansk authorities.

    The two soldiers, both allegedly part of Ukraine's Special Forces, confessed to assassinating the rebel commander Oleg Anashchenko last month.

    Guess who trained them? You already know.



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    A (very) incomplete list of prominent rebel leaders who have been assassinated:
    1. May 23, 2015: Luhansk rebel leader Aleksey Mozgovoy is assassinated in East Ukraine (his car was ambushed).
    2. October 16, 2016: Donetsk rebel leader Arsen Pavlov, aka "Motorola", is assassinated by a bomb.
    3. February 8, 2017: Donetsk rebel leader Mikhail Tolstykh, aka "Givi", is assassinated by some sort of explosive projectile or bomb.
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    Propaganda fail: Ukrainian forces caught shelling their own citizens

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    The war in Donbass can no longer be called a civil war.

    The Donbass republics have not merely declared symbolic independence of the fascist junta in Kiev. The Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics functionally operate as independent states. They are rapidly ending all remaining economic ties with Ukraine and a recent Presidential decree by President Putin affords citizens of the Donbass republics with virtually all the rights of citizens of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) members.

    But there is an actual civil war going on in Ukraine. It is not over territory but over political influence. The fascist regime in Kiev is currently engaged in a wide array of battles with non-governmental ultra-fascist organizations, Right Sector being a notable one.

    As Petro Poroshenko's power continues to wane and the poor economy now on the verge of total collapse, many are suspecting that elements even more radical than those who led the 2014 coup against Viktor Yanukovych, may stage a so-called 'Maidan 2.0'.

    The civil war has thus far seen fascist radicals threaten to block transit of goods and people from Russia into their borders, burn down branches of Sberbank in their own cities and blockade the transit of essential coal from Donetsk into their own regions.

    Now though, video has emerged of forces loyal to Kiev, shelling housing in areas under their own control. They are literally firing upon their own citizens.

    The video, which shows angry locals expressing their hatred of the fascist regime, has become an example of propaganda backfiring on Kiev.

    Kiev is eager to show those who still support the regime that they are 'bravely' fighting a war in Donbass. Instead, the reality which emerges again and again is that the fascist forces are firing indiscriminately on civilians, even those within their own territory.

    This war of aggression could be stopped if the western powers that helped bring the regime to power would pull the plug. Thus far they remain unwilling to do so. Because of this, the war of aggression against Donbass and the simultaneous civil war gripping Ukraine, continues without abatement.
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    Mc Cain and Graham are leading the war hawk neo - con faction in Washington
    and have to get things moving if they are going to keep their promise to the
    Ukraine that 2017 will be a year of victory in defeating Russia.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSmGQp6y9us

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    Neo - Con McCain accuses Rand Paul of ‘working for Putin’



    Published on 15 Mar 2017

    After Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) objected to ratifying a treaty that would allow
    Montenegro to join NATO, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) angrily accused him of
    “working for” Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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    'Most powerful man in the world': CNN 'blockbuster' documentary on Putin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_LX4l7mvh4

    Published on 15 Mar 2017

    Vladimir Putin is subject to relentless media scrutiny. Most recently CNN showed its
    special called ‘The Most Powerful Man in the World’.

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    MSNBC continuous Russian hysteria is dangerous...


    Tucker: NBC the real meddler in election, not Russia

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lQgfBiLr5w

    Published on 14 Mar 2017
    Tucker Carlson: NBC did more to meddle in 2016 election than Russia by being
    behind the worst of all leaks - the infamous Access Hollywood Trump tape to WaPo,
    which could have swayed the elections more than Russian hackers #Tucker
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    MC Cain and the Neo - Con/Dem are targeting Roger Stone as they step up
    pressure on Trump....After appearing on mainstream news he was victim
    of a hit and run car crash, coincidence ? Uhm !!


    Roger Stone to testify before Congress after John McCain issues subpoena



    Published on 14 Mar 2017

    On State of the Union, Jake Tapper asks Sen. McCain about Trump confidant
    Roger Stone admitting to reporters that he conversed online with the DNC hackers.

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    The title of this mainstream interview is misleading as they are trying to pressure
    trump by getting rid or smearing his associates.....

    Trump confidant admits to prior contact with Russian hacker Guccifer 2.0.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnFZKnlQlDw

    Published on 14 Mar 2017
    Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Trump, says he had brief contact
    with a hacker who infiltrated the Democratic National Committee. Justice
    correspondent Jeff Pegues discussed the revelation with Stone and got his
    take on the President Trump's wiretap allegations.

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    BREAKING: Another Attempted HIT On Roger Stone Averted



    Published on 15 Mar 2017
    Roger Stone tells Alex Jones about his recent encounter with an auto-assassin in Florida.

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    At least 31 people killed in two suicide blasts in Damascus, Syria

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfr-A5YoPxQ

    Published on 15 Mar 2017
    The Syrian capital has been hit by two major sucide blasts. The first occured in the
    main Court building, at least 31 people killed. The second took place in a restaurant
    in the north west of the city, the number of casualties is not confirmed yet.

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    (RAW) Libyan National Army forces recapture Ras Lanuf oil port

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjCO9uvE3JA

    Published on 14 Mar 2017
    LNA troops managed to recapture the oil port of Ras Lanuf during a ground
    offensive. The soldiers battled against the rival Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB)
    who gained control of the facility earlier in March.
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    Rand Paul responds to McCains allegations....

    " I think he puts a really strong case for term limits "

    " maybe he is past his prime , maybe he has become a
    little unhinged ".............


    Rand Paul: Not Much Unity Over Paul Ryan's Health
    Care Replacement Plan | Morning Joe | MSNBC



    Published on 16 Mar 2017
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., discusses John McCain's criticisms of him over
    NATO expansion, why he opposes NATO expansion and fixing health care.

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    RAW: Anti-ISIS military op underway in Western Mosul

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yvt91v8fak

    Published on 16 Mar 2017
    View of Dawasa neighborhood on the western side of Mosul, as Iraqi forces
    continue their offensive against ISIS militants.

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    US admits having little data on civilian suffering in Mosul

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUKth6UqiHc

    Published on 15 Mar 2017

    The AirWar monitoring group raised alarm about hundreds reported killed just
    within a week. US and Iraqi officials, however, cannot evaluate the casualties,
    citing a lack of 'visibility' on the situation.

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    ‘All of us were ISIS human shields’: RT meets survivors of Mosul siege (EXCLUSIVE)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exRbLwJx0I4

    Published on 16 Mar 2017
    The battle for Mosul has taken a heavy toll on civilians struggling to escape the
    crossfire between ISIS and the Iraqi army, survivors have told RT’s Murad Gazdiev.

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    He overstepped the line – Ron Paul on McCain accusing Rand Paul of ‘working with Putin’



    Published on 16 Mar 2017
    John McCain accuses Senator Rand Paul of working for the Russian
    president, as he voiced an objection to Montenegro’s accession to NATO.

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    US anti-missile system raising concerns

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRUt6DVHB20

    Published on 17 Mar 2017
    The US has deployed the THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea in response to
    North Korea's missile and nuclear tests. The system is raising additional tensions on
    the Korean peninsula.
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    Israeli jets strike inside Syria; military site near Palmyra reportedly targeted

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEqAtkm0g38

    Published on 17 Mar 2017
    Jerusalem (CNN)In the most serious clash between Israeli and Syrian forces since
    the start of Syria's civil war six years ago, Israeli aircraft struck several targets in
    Syria overnight, the Israeli military said Friday. The Syrian military said the strikes
    targeted a military site near Palmyra. The ancient city, once held by ISIS and retaken
    by the Syrian government, is seen as strategically important to both the regime and
    its opponents. In response, Syrian forces fired anti-aircraft missiles at the Israeli jets,
    saying they downed one aircraft and hit another. Israeli vehemently denied the assertions,
    calling them "absolutely not true. " 🔴 Overnight, IAF conducted strikes against several
    targets in #Syria. Anti-aircraft missiles launched at the aircraft were intercepted. —
    Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) March 17, 2017

    "At no point was the safety of Israeli civilians or the IAF aircraft compromised," a statement
    from the Israel Defense Forces said.

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    Israel's Arrow anti-missile system 'in first hit'



    Israel's anti-missile system is one of the most advanced of its kind in the world

    Israel has shot down a Syrian missile using its most advanced anti-missile system
    for the first time, Israeli media say.

    read more...
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-39302416

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    At least 50 killed in Aleppo mosque strike, US admit targeting building nearby

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPEyTPjoFow

    Published on 17 Mar 2017

    U.S. Central Command has confirmed it carried out a deadly air strike in Syria. The
    strike took place on the border area between the Aleppo and Idlib provinces.

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    Israel is ‘acting as air power for ISIS’ – investigative journalist

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nfiIpQ0K00

    Published on 17 Mar 2017

    A total of four Israeli jets breached Syrian airspace on Friday morning and hit “a
    military target” near Palmyra, according to the Syrian army. While Syrian forces
    say they shot down one of the jets and damaged another, Israel claims that none
    were harmed. Investigative journalist Rania Khalek joins RT America’s Manila Chan
    to offer her analysis of the incident and to discuss the Western sanctions that have
    wrecked Syria's economy and crippled humanitarian aid there.
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    French MPs speak sacrilege: Russia effectively fights terrorists in Syria, Europe should work with Moscow

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    European states, along with the US, should change their attitude and policy towards the Syrian conflict by joining Moscow and Damascus in their fight against Islamist terrorism, which has proven "successful", French MPs told RT during their visit in Moscow.

    Europe "should be realistic and give priority to destroying Islamist terrorism," Jacques Lamblin, a lawmaker from the center-right Republican Party told RT, adding that European countries should join in efforts with Russia and the Syrian President Bashar Assad, who in fact "rules the country."

    Lamblin went on to criticize Europe's approach to the moderate rebels operating in Syria, whom he denounced as "moderate terrorists." He said that helping them in order to "get rid of Assad turned out to be a bad idea because they turned against the French and the Western forces."

    He also praised Russia's strategy in the Syrian conflict as "very wise", including dealing with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

    "The Russians, though, said that it was necessary to work with Assad to target Daesh [Arab acronym for ISIS]... and that's what has actually proved successful," the official pointed out.

    His words were echoed by another member of the French parliamentary delegation that visited Moscow, Michel Voisin. Speaking to RT, he said Russian military support for the Syrian forces "significantly helped to reduce the activity of Daesh in the Middle East".

    "Their [Islamic State's] activity does continue, but, in Syria, it is certainly been reduced. I think we need to continue combining our forces in order to end the conflict and make the region a peaceful and stable place," he stressed.

    Earlier, the head of the French delegation, Thierry Mariani, praised Russian efforts in fighting jihadists in Syria as he met with Vyacheslav Volodin, the Speaker of Russian State Duma. "I would like to welcome Russia's success in Syria," he said, as cited by TASS.

    Mariani went on to say that he "saw all those humanitarian efforts Russia takes to help civilians [in Syria]" and expressed his regret over the fact that "the western countries still regard terrorists and the Syrian government as equal [threats] thus only contributing to the continuation of war."

    The French delegation arrived in Russia on March 15 for a three-day visit that included various meetings and panel discussions with lawmakers from both houses of parliament.

    The officials discussed fighting international terrorism, the wars in Iraq and Syria, the Middle East situation as well as questions of the inter-parliamentarian cooperation between France and Russia, the head of the State Duma's International Affairs Committee, Leonid ****skiy, told Russian media.

    The French delegation had already visited Russia twice, in 2015 and 2016. The French MP's also visited Aleppo after it was liberated by Syrian government forces supported by Russia.

    Mariani noted that without Moscow's support, Syria "would have had a chance of falling into the hands of terrorists".

    The latest comments of the French parliamentarians come as opposition fighters and their families are being evacuated from the last remaining opposition-held stronghold in Homs, central Syria, under a Russian-brokered evacuation deal, which was signed earlier this week.

    According to Homs' governor, Talal al-Barazi, the first group of rebels that included some 300 fighters and more than a thousand of their family members already left the city.
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    Surprise: Audio recording of NATO instructors found on the phones of Kiev saboteurs detained in Lugansk

    Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard
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    Experts of the Ministry of State Security of the LPR "pulled" from the phones of the detained Ukrainian saboteurs a recording taken during a class of a training center, carried out by instructors of NATO countries.

    The center of training for sabotage and terrorist groups was constructed in the Khmelnytsky district in the settlement of Kopystyn. The training of "reconnaissance and sabotage groups" in "fire preparation, mine-sabotage and exploding, and tactical and special preparation" took place using the material and technical resources of foreign instructors.

    It is known that the NATO instructors subsequently supplied the reconnaissance and sabotage groups with explosives and means of communication.

    Putting to one side the fact that NATO is essentially the US-occupation of Europe, and a pretext to move US nuclear weapons onto the European continent - all in the name of pushing back the "red plague", it defies logic how Russia can be called "aggressive" when NATO has been, both overtly and covertly, at the crime scene in, to name a few, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, and now Ukraine.

    The sole reason that the ordinary man and woman in the street is unaware of this is the work of the brainwashing tool known as the "media". There is of course the added obstacle known as "denial", where the aforementioned laypeople don't want to believe that such things are true. For those who are more informed, however, unpleasant truths over time become easier to swallow than comfortable lies.

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    Afghan Taliban capture crucial town of Sangin



    The struggle for Sangin is part of a wider battle for control in Helmand province

    The Taliban have captured the crucial south Afghan district of Sangin after a
    year-long battle, officials say.Government forces say they have made a tactical
    retreat from the centre of Sangin.A spokesman for Helmand's governor confirmed
    the district police and governor's headquarters were now in militant hands.

    Almost a quarter of British troops killed during the UK's combat mission in
    Afghanistan died defending Sangin.Hundreds of members of the Afghan security
    forces died there in recent fighting.

    Separately, at least nine local policemen were killed in an "insider" attack in Kunduz
    in the north early on Thursday. A guard who officials say was linked to the Taliban
    reportedly gave access to insurgents at a security checkpoint located on the
    Kunduz-Kabul highway. The attackers took weapons and ammunition with them.

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    Balakleya munitions depot disaster Ukraine SITREP

    The Saker
    March 23, 2017


    by Scott Humor


    In Balakleya Tochka-U and Grad missiles explosions over the town, 24 hours of this

    On the night of March 23, a fire broke out on the territory of the military munitions depot of the Ministry of Defense, which is located near the city of Balakleya, Kharkov region, which led to the detonation of ammunition. The explosions are still ongoing. An entire area has been evacuated, involving from 20,000 to 45,000 people.

    President Poroshenko has announced on his Twitter that he ordered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the Ministry of Defense and Emergency Department to invite NATO to deal with the aftermath of this disaster, or how he phrased it to do “humanitarian demining.”

    He got 126 retweets.

    We all know that NATO has no capability to deal with the environmental and humanitarian disasters. So, the true reason why they blew up this depot was to invite NATO troops to position them in Donbass region.

    Clearly, the junta refuses to leave and now is trying openly, not covertly, to use the foreign troops to keep the population under the control.

    Chronicles of evacuation

    People have been running for their lives, fleeing the affected area by foot and using their personal means of transportation, carrying with them their children, IDs and cats, and nothing much else.

    There aren’t any people that would come to help for free. There aren’t any government issued transportation like buses. There is no military around to assist. People are arriving from unaffected regions and charge the victims high fees for everything, food, water and rides.

    According to the first deputy of the Kharkov mayor Igor Terekhov, people who left their place of permanent residence in Balakley and the nearest villages can be accommodated in a temporally housing like tents for 70 people, in addition they can offer some “modular housing” for 40 people.

    In the Kharkov City Center for the Reintegration of Homeless Citizens, they are ready to accept 10 men and 10 women.

    In Kharkov city center of complex rehabilitation of persons with disabilities “Promin” can temporarily accommodate 3 families of 4 people.

    KP Kharkivvodokanal is also ready to provide seats for 400 people in the children’s recreation camps Fakel and Romashka (Vasishchevo settlement), at the recreation center Aqua (Old Saltov village, Volchansk district).

    In case of shortage of places for evacuees, another 400 people are ready to place in the barracks of Kharkov University Air Force named after Ivan Kozhedub

    We can see that out of 45,000 people that assumed to be evacuated, the authorities have placement for 900.

    On the videos you can see white objects flying around. Those are shells and missiles. Falling on the villages and small towns around, they cause fires and explosions.





    Kiev regime media is not reporting anything, but according to the locals:

    Balaklavsky dairy production plant had been blown up, causing leaks of chlorine and ammonia;

    An electric power station in town Neftyanik has been blown up;

    Houses in village Verbovka are on fire;

    Railroad station Balakleya is under shelling, with the entire 110 town district;

    Shells even reach a small town Lager (Camp);



    The authorities left people to get out on their own. There is no evacuation efforts. People just were told to flee with no assistance from the junta and local authorities.

    I will write here more in a few hours.



    Scott Humor

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    Thierry Meyssan: Revelations - Lafarge-Holcim's jihad against the Syrian government

    Thierry Meyssan Voltairenet.org
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    Daesh soldiers at the Lafarge-Holcim factory in Jalabiyeh (Syria)

    On 2 March 2017, the company Lafarge-Holcim admitted that its Syrian subsidiary, in violation of UNO resolutions, had «paid sums of money to third parties, including certain third parties who are under sanction, in order to facilitate arrangements with a number of armed groups with a view to maintaining the company's activity and ensuring safe passage for its employees and supplies to and from the factory» [1].

    The cement company has already been the object of two enquiries. The first was initiated by the associations Sherpa and ECCHR, on 15 November 2016, while the second was launched by the French Minister of the Economy. Both were reacting to the alleged revelations in Le Monde, according to which Lafarge paid money to Daesh, in violation of UNO resolutions.

    It's important to note that the articles published on 2 March in Intelligence Online (a confidential site belonging to Le Monde) and in Le Monde itself on 22 June 2016, were written by a journalist who is not affiliated with these news outlets - Dorothée Myriam Kellou. This young woman studied at Georgtown University. Her statements were confirmed in a book by Jacob Waerness, Risikosjef i Syra, in which the ex-employee decribes the frightening security situation of Lafarge personnel in Syria. The author pursued his collaboration with the cement company after the publication of his book.

    The pseudo-revelations of Le Monde were organised in coordination with Lafarge-Holcim in order to focus the attention of the public and the judges on a single point of detail - namely, should they have accepted being held to ransom by Daesh.

    The truth is worse than that.

    The preparation of the war against Syria
    In June 2008, NATO organised the annual meeting of the Bilderberg Group [2] in Chantilly (United States) during which Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama presented themselves to the participants.

    Among the 120 people present were Bassma Kodmani (future spokeswoman for the Syrian National Coalition) and Volker Perthes (future assistant of Jeffrey Feltman at the UNO, for Syria). During a debate on the permanence of US foreign policy, they spoke up to commend the importance of the Muslim Brotherhood and the role they could play in the «democratisation» of the Arab world.

    Jean-Pierre Jouyet (future Secretary General for the Elysée), Manuel Valls (future Prime Minister of France) and Bertrand Collomb (head of Lafarge) were present alongside Henry R. Kravis (future financial coordinator of Daech).

    Lafarge in Syria
    Lafarge is the world's leading cement company. NATO entrusted it with the construction of the jihadists' bunkers in Syria and the reconstruction of the Sunni part of Iraq. In exchange, Lafarge allowed the Alliance to manage its installations in these two countries, notably the factory in Jalabiyeh (at the Turkish border, north of Aleppo). For two years, the multinational supplied the materials and equipment for the construction of the gigantic underground fortifications which enabled the jihadists to defy the Syrian Arab Army.

    Lafarge is currently directed by US citizen Eric Olsen, who has integrated into his company the factories of the Sawiris brothers and Firas Tlass. The latter is the son of General Moustapha Tlass, President Hafez el-Assad's ex-Minister for Defence. He is the brother of General Manas Tlass, whom France had once considered making the next Syrian President. He is also the brother of Nahed Tlass-Ojjeh, the widow of Saudi arms dealer Akram Ojjeh - she works with the journalist Franz-Olivier Giesbert.

    The links between Lafarge and the French Special Forces are facilitated by the friendship between Bertrand Collomb (who became the honorary President of the multinational) and General Benoît Puga (Chief of Staff for Presidents Sarkozy and Hollande).

    The lies of Le Monde
    First of all, the online news outlet of the anti-Syrian mercenaires, Zaman Al-Wasl, published e-mails showing that Lafarge was paying money to Daesh. Then Le Monde published its articles and took the documents from Zaman Al-Wasl off its Internet site (although you can find them here on our Internet site).

    According to Le Monde, the multinational was buying oil to keep its factory running. However, this is untrue - the factory in question runs almost exclusively on coal, which was still being delivered from Turkey. Without realising the enormity of its confession, the daily admitted that Lafarge produced 2,6 million metric tonnes of cement per year, destined for the «rebel zones».

    Yet throughout this terrible war, civilians could not obtain permission to build in these zones.

    The construction of the jihadists' bunkers
    2,6 million metric tonnes for two years adds up to at least six million metric tonnes produced for the «rebels». I'm putting the word «rebel» in quotes, because these combatants are not Syrians - they come from all over the Muslim world, including Europe.

    This amount of concrete is comparable to that used by the German Reich, in 1916-17, to build the Siegfried Line. Since July 2012, NATO - including France - have organised a war of position in conformity with the strategy described by Abou Moussab «The Syrian» in his 2004 book, Management of Savagery.

    We can imagine the number of military engineers from the NATO Engineering Corps - including the French - who were necessary to build these colossal structures.

    Lafarge, the Clintons and the CIA
    During the 1980's, Lafarge was defended in its Alabama pollution trial by a famous lawyer, a certain Hillary Rodham-Clinton. She managed to reduce the fine imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency down to only 1,8 million dollars.

    During the mandate of George Bush Sr, Lafarge helped out the CIA by illegally transporting to Iraq the weapons which would be used later on during the rebellion, when Iraq was planned to invade Kuwaït, and the international Coalition was planned to come to liberate it.

    During the same period, Hillary Rodham-Clinton became an administrator for the multinational, a post she left when her husband was elected to the White House. President Bill Clinton then reduced to 600,000 dollars the fine that his wife had been unable to avoid for Lafarge. Good relations continued between them, since the cement company donated 100,000 dollars to the Clinton Fondation in 2015, and its new CEO, Eric Olsen, never hesitates to have his photo taken with Hillary Clinton.

    The Russian military intervention
    Entrenched in their bunkers, the jihadists were not afraid of the Syrian Arab Army, and had no difficulty in holding their positions. For two years, the country was cut in two, since the government chose to save the population and thus to abandon the area.

    When Russia stepped in, answering the request by the Syrian government, its mission was to destroy the jihadists' bunkers with penetrating «bunker-buster» bombs. The operation was intended to last three months, from September 2015 until the Orthodox Christmas (6 January 2016). However, the extent of Lafarge-Holcim's constructions proved to be so massive that the Russian Army needed six months to finish the job.

    Conclusion
    When the transnational company Lafarge-Holcim finished its mission in service of the Military Engineering Corps of NATO, it closed its factory and lent it to the Alliance. So the factory in Jalabiyeh was transformed into a headquarters for the Special Forces of the United States, France, Norway and the United Kingdom, who were occupying the North of Syria illegally.

    Contrary to the smoke-screen raised by Le Monde, this is not at all the sad story of a construction company which was forced to negotiate with jihadists in order to save its personnel. Lafarge-Holcim's responsibility is its central role in a vast military operation aimed at the destruction of Syria - a secret war which cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

    Related:
    French-Swiss company Lafarge admits funding militants in Syria
    Paris strikes corporate partnership with Lafarge, who secretly sponsored ISIS for profit and has ties to Killary
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    Putin: Red line in Syria not an invitation for Israeli 'Russian roulette' with Assad

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    Israel's redline is the establishment of a permanent Iranian presence in Syria. Russia's redline is the elimination of a permanent Iranian presence in Syria.

    What is Israel's real role in the war in Syria? Can we really believe that it doesn't want to get involved in the conflict? And how much longer can Israel be Washington's strong arm in the region while sustaining good relations with Russia?

    A minor incident took place last week in Syria which few in Washington and London even noticed, but which drew the attention of geopolitical nerds who observe the daily developments in Damascus. Israel conducted an air attack on what it claims was a movement of Hezbollah missiles. In itself, it was hardly remarkable and has happened in the past. In fact, Israel's attacks have generally been on Hezbollah commanders or the transportation of ordinance.

    What made this attack remarkable was the response of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    Not only did he launch a ballistic missile into Israel, but quickly stated to the media that no more such attacks would be tolerated. The last time, in fact, that Assad issued such stern warnings to Israel was over the Golan Heights in 2013, when he threatened the Israelis with the use of Russian weapons.

    But now the threat is wider and throws into question both how far Russia will go in supporting Assad, but also to what extent Israel is prepared to risk ruining its own relations with Moscow.

    This time, the Syrian president is speaking with a new gusto, almost as though he has the full military support of Russia behind him. Indeed, although he also hinted in reports that he wanted Moscow to support any return fire in the future, the rhetoric corresponds entirely with what Russian President Vladimir Putin had warned regional foes in 2015, when Russia entered Syria with its own forces.

    Israel's return threat via the media from Foreign Minister Lieberman to entirely wipe out Syria's anti-aircraft arsenal slightly shook the cordial working relationship they enjoy with Moscow. This immediately resulted in the Israeli ambassador in Moscow being summoned to explain himself, since a 2015 deal was struck, whereby Israel would stay out of the way of Assad and his allies in the conflict.

    The incident has added more momentum to the much talked-of quandary that Israel is currently in - with the new US administration settling in and a new dynamic in the war unfolding, many are asking how long Israel can continue to straddle two opposing geopolitical agendas.

    "No matter how good the coordination mechanism between the two sides," writes Michael Koplow of the Israel Policy Forum, "the fundamental conflict at the heart of Israeli-Russian views on Syria is that Israel's redline is the establishment of a permanent Iranian presence in Syria and Russia's redline is the elimination of a permanent Iranian presence in Syria." In other words, 'something's got to give.'

    It's as though Israel, Syria, and Russia are all now entering a new phase of both recalibrating their relations and roles with one another, but also testing the water to see who backs down when the heat gets turned up. Russia has not officially said it will back Assad if he were to start firing at Israeli jets, but the Syrian president clearly thinks it will. But that is not the most poignant question, but more whether Assad's strained resources on the battlefield could continue to hold the ground in Syria if it were to engage in a new campaign against Israel.

    Netanyahu is banking on Assad not being so stupid as to lay himself vulnerable to hardcore Sunni extremist groups taking advantage of his troops being preoccupied with Israel, who will likely take back key ground.

    And yet, Israel is also pushing its luck in threatening to attack Assad for two reasons: firstly, it would be stretching its military resources, and the temptation from Hezbollah in neighboring Lebanon to strike it might be too much to contain; secondly, Israel simply cannot afford to anger Russia and become its enemy.

    It needs a Russian air campaign against its fighters as much as it needs a hole in the head.

    I would argue, though, that Putin may well test how far he can go with Israel, who is not really in a position to fight either Russia or its allies Hezbollah, or Iran. He may well use the Syrian Israeli border as a new red line, as was recently suggested by Dan Shapiro, the former US ambassador to Israel under President Barack Obama.

    If we are to believe the Syrian ambassador to the UN, who recently warned that his government's response to the Israeli strikes marks a new phase of the conflict, where Israeli attacks would merit further responses, then the current diplomatic apparatus is balancing on a knife edge.

    Equally, if we are also to believe one of Lebanon's leading academics, Dr. Jamal Wakim, who claims that Israel is preparing for a war with Hezbollah in Lebanon, then Russia telling Israel that it no longer has 'free reign' in Syrian airspace is a milestone which all sides should observe as a lucid warning. If Syria can move the latest generation surface-to-air rockets across the country into Lebanon without fear of an Israeli airstrike, then Russia is settling doubts once and for all about how committed it is to Syria and its allies in any regional dispute.

    But Israel often punches above its weight in regional clashes, and the bravado chest-beating of some of its supporters is breath taking. "Israel reserves the right to respond" argued US academic Dan Arbell, on RT's CrossTalk show.

    Yet, this argument lacks gravitas when put into context, and loses its edge when followed by the standard response from Israeli apologists who struggle to justify its military actions all in the name of "defending" its sovereignty: "Israel is the only country in the region which is a democracy." This was then matched by claims that Israel is not involved in the war and sides with no particular group, despite scores of accounts from media of Israeli hospitals taking care of extremists from cabals of Al-Qaeda as well as Free Syrian Army soldiers. Indeed, even Israeli media itself admits that its own country "was indeed knowingly treating members of al-Nusra" in hospitals close to the Syrian border, with an average medical bill of $15,000 for each fighter. Not quite "not involved."

    Twice before in Lebanon, Israel failed in its military objectives and, in particular, in 2006 massively underestimated the dynamics of Hezbollah, which is at the heart of this wrangle. And being the "only democracy" doesn't really stand up when you see how poorer, more backward countries in the region rely on stirring up nationalism just for leaders to win elections - in Israel's case preparing for a third war with Hezbollah in Lebanon - which we can expect from Prime Minister Netanyahu. If, that is, he is still in office when he calls an early election to dampen negative publicity over looming corruption charges - one of which includes bribing a media outlet to give him positive coverage.

    And so, Israel may well have fighting talk, but many of its arguments can't always be taken seriously, and when they can, shouldn't be taken too seriously.

    Israel should see the warning signs and not stir the Russian bear. If it can keep its end of the 'don't get in my way' deal that Israel struck in 2015 with Russia (in Syria), then perhaps that same principle can apply when Israel attacks Lebanon, without interference from Russia.

    For the moment, Israel has been given a clear warning from Russia and Assad in Syria about the air strikes - one which it will probably heed, as a provocation of a war now with Assad might be hard to ignore, but will be well worth the effort to.
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    What if Putin is telling the truth? Then what?

    F. William Engdahl New Eastern Outlook
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    On April 26 Russia's main national TV station, Rossiya 1, featured President Vladimir Putin in a documentary to the Russian people on the events of the recent period including the annexation of Crimea, the US coup d'etat in Ukraine, and the general state of relations with the United States and the EU. His words were frank. And in the middle of his remarks the Russian former KGB chief dropped a political bombshell that was known by Russian intelligence two decades ago.

    Putin stated bluntly that in his view the West would only be content in having a Russia weak, suffering and begging from the West, something clearly the Russian character is not disposed to. Then a short way into his remarks, the Russian President stated for the first time publicly something that Russian intelligence has known for almost two decades but kept silent until now, most probably in hopes of an era of better normalized Russia-US relations.

    Putin stated that the terror in Chechnya and in the Russian Caucasus in the early 1990's was actively backed by the CIA and western Intelligence services to deliberately weaken Russia. He noted that the Russian FSB foreign intelligence had documentation of the US covert role without giving details.

    What Putin, an intelligence professional of the highest order, only hinted at in his remarks, I have documented in detail from non-Russian sources. The report has enormous implications to reveal to the world the long-standing hidden agenda of influential circles in Washington to destroy Russia as a functioning sovereign state, an agenda which includes the neo-nazi coup d'etat in Ukraine and severe financial sanction warfare against Moscow. The following is drawn on my book, Amerikas' Heilige Krieg.

    CIA's Chechen Wars

    Not long after the CIA and Saudi Intelligence-financed Mujahideen had devastated Afghanistan at the end of the 1980's, forcing the exit of the Soviet Army in 1989, and the dissolution of the Soviet Union itself some months later, the CIA began to look at possible places in the collapsing Soviet Union where their trained "Afghan Arabs" could be redeployed to further destabilize Russian influence over the post-Soviet Eurasian space.

    They were called Afghan Arabs because they had been recruited from ultraconservative Wahhabite Sunni Muslims from Saudi Arabia, the Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and elsewhere in the Arab world where the ultra-strict Wahhabite Islam was practiced. They were brought to Afghanistan in the early 1980's by a Saudi CIA recruit who had been sent to Afghanistan named Osama bin Laden.

    With the former Soviet Union in total chaos and disarray, George H.W. Bush's Administration decided to "kick 'em when they're down," a sad error. Washington redeployed their Afghan veteran terrorists to bring chaos and destabilize all of Central Asia, even into the Russian Federation itself, then in a deep and traumatic crisis during the economic collapse of the Yeltsin era.

    In the early 1990s, Dick Cheney's company, Halliburton, had surveyed the offshore oil potentials of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and the entire Caspian Sea Basin. They estimated the region to be "another Saudi Arabia" worth several trillion dollars on today's market. The US and UK were determined to keep that oil bonanza from Russian control by all means. The first target of Washington was to stage a coup in Azerbaijan against elected president Abulfaz Elchibey to install a President more friendly to a US-controlled Baku - Tbilisi - Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline, "the world's most political pipeline," bringing Baku oil from Azerbaijan through Georgia to Turkey and the Mediterranean.

    At that time, the only existing oil pipeline from Baku was a Soviet era Russian pipeline that ran through the Chechen capital, Grozny, taking Baku oil north via Russia's Dagestan province, and across Chechenya to the Black Sea Russian port of Novorossiysk. The pipeline was the only competition and major obstacle to the very costly alternative route of Washington and the British and US oil majors.

    President Bush Sr. gave his old friends at CIA the mandate to destroy that Russian Chechen pipeline and create such chaos in the Caucasus that no Western or Russian company would consider using the Grozny Russian oil pipeline.

    Graham E. Fuller, an old colleague of Bush and former Deputy Director of the CIA National Council on Intelligence had been a key architect of the CIA Mujahideen strategy. Fuller described the CIA strategy in the Caucasus in the early 1990s: "The policy of guiding the evolution of Islam and of helping them against our adversaries worked marvelously well in Afghanistan against the Red Army. The same doctrines can still be used to destabilize what remains of Russian power."6


    Richard Secord

    The CIA used a dirty tricks veteran, General Richard Secord, for the operation. Secord created a CIA front company, MEGA Oil. Secord had been convicted in the 1980s for his central role in the CIA's Iran-Contra illegal arms and drugs operations.

    In 1991 Secord, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, landed in Baku and set up the CIA front company, MEGA Oil. He was a veteran of the CIA covert opium operations in Laos during the Vietnam War. In Azerbaijan, he setup an airline to secretly fly hundreds of bin Laden's al-Qaeda Mujahideen from Afghanistan into Azerbaijan. By 1993, MEGA Oil had recruited and armed 2,000 Mujahideen, converting Baku into a base for Caucasus-wide Mujahideen terrorist operations.

    General Secord's covert Mujahideen operation in the Caucasus initiated the military coup that toppled elected president Abulfaz Elchibey that year and installed Heydar Aliyev, a more pliable US puppet. A secret Turkish intelligence report leaked to the Sunday Times of London confirmed that "two petrol giants, BP and Amoco, British and American respectively, which together form the AIOC (Azerbaijan International Oil Consortium), are behind the coup d'état."

    Saudi Intelligence head, Turki al-Faisal, arranged that his agent, Osama bin Laden, whom he had sent to Afghanistan at the start of the Afghan war in the early 1980s, would use his Afghan organization Maktab al-Khidamat (MAK) to recruit "Afghan Arabs" for what was rapidly becoming a global Jihad. Bin Laden's mercenaries were used as shock troops by the Pentagon and CIA to coordinate and support Muslim offensives not only Azerbaijan but also in Chechnya and, later, Bosnia.

    Bin Laden brought in another Saudi, Ibn al-Khattab, to become Commander, or Emir of Jihadist Mujahideen in Chechnya (sic!) together with Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev. No matter that Ibn al-Khattab was a Saudi Arab who spoke barely a word of Chechen, let alone, Russian. He knew what Russian soldiers looked like and how to kill them.

    Chechnya then was traditionally a predominantly Sufi society, a mild apolitical branch of Islam. Yet the increasing infiltration of the well-financed and well-trained US-sponsored Mujahideen terrorists preaching Jihad or Holy War against Russians transformed the initially reformist Chechen resistance movement. They spread al-Qaeda's hardline Islamist ideology across the Caucasus. Under Secord's guidance, Mujahideen terrorist operations had also quickly extended into neighboring Dagestan and Chechnya, turning Baku into a shipping point for Afghan heroin to the Chechen mafia.

    From the mid-1990s, bin Laden paid Chechen guerrilla leaders Shamil Basayev and Omar ibn al-Khattab the handsome sum of several million dollars per month, a King's fortune in economically desolate Chechnya in the 1990s, enabling them to sideline the moderate Chechen majority.21 US intelligence remained deeply involved in the Chechen conflict until the end of the 1990s. According to Yossef Bodansky, then Director of the US Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, Washington was actively involved in "yet another anti-Russian jihad, seeking to support and empower the most virulent anti-Western Islamist forces."

    Bodansky revealed the entire CIA Caucasus strategy in detail in his report, stating that US Government officials participated in,
    "a formal meeting in Azerbaijan in December 1999 in which specific programs for the training and equipping of Mujahideen from the Caucasus, Central/South Asia and the Arab world were discussed and agreed upon, culminating in Washington's tacit encouragement of both Muslim allies (mainly Turkey, Jordan and Saudi Arabia) and US 'private security companies'. . . to assist the Chechens and their Islamist allies to surge in the spring of 2000 and sustain the ensuing Jihad for a long time...Islamist Jihad in the Caucasus as a way to deprive Russia of a viable pipeline route through spiraling violence and terrorism."
    The most intense phase of the Chechen wars wound down in 2000 only after heavy Russian military action defeated the Islamists. It was a pyrrhic victory, costing a massive toll in human life and destruction of entire cities. The exact death toll from the CIA-instigated Chechen conflict is unknown. Unofficial estimates ranged from 25,000 to 50,000 dead or missing, mostly civilians. Russian casualties were near 11,000 according to the Committee of Soldiers' Mothers.

    The Anglo-American oil majors and the CIA's operatives were happy. They had what they wanted: their Baku - Tbilisi - Ceyhan oil pipeline, bypassing Russia's Grozny pipeline.

    The Chechen Jihadists, under the Islamic command of Shamil Basayev, continued guerrilla attacks in and outside Chechnya. The CIA had refocused into the Caucasus.

    Basayev's Saudi Connection


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    Basayev was a key part of the CIA's Global Jihad. In 1992, he met Saudi terrorist Ibn al-Khattag in Azerbaijan. From Azerbaijan, Ibn al-Khattab brought Basayev to Afghanistan to meet al-Khattab's ally, fellow-Saudi Osama bin Laden. Ibn al-Khattab's role was to recruit Chechen Muslims willing to wage Jihad against Russian forces in Chechnya on behalf of the covert CIA strategy of destabilizing post-Soviet Russia and securing British-US control over Caspian energy.

    Once back in Chechnya, Basayev and al-Khattab created the International Islamic Brigade (IIB) with Saudi Intelligence money, approved by the CIA and coordinated through the liaison of Saudi Washington Ambassador and Bush family intimate Prince Bandar bin Sultan. Bandar, Saudi Washington Ambassador for more than two decades, was so intimate with the Bush family that George W. Bush referred to the playboy Saudi Ambassador as "Bandar Bush," a kind of honorary family member.

    Basayev and al-Khattab imported fighters from the Saudi fanatical Wahhabite strain of Sunni Islam into Chechnya. Ibn al-Khattab commanded what were called the "Arab Mujahideen in Chechnya," his own private army of Arabs, Turks, and other foreign fighters. He was also commissioned to set up paramilitary training camps in the Caucasus Mountains of Chechnya that trained Chechens and Muslims from the North Caucasian Russian republics and from Central Asia.

    The Saudi and CIA-financed Islamic International Brigade was responsible not only for terror in Chechnya. They carried out the October 2002 Moscow Dubrovka Theatre hostage seizure and the gruesome September 2004 Beslan school massacre. In 2010, the UN Security Council published the following report on al-Khattab and Basayev's International Islamic Brigade:
    Islamic International Brigade (IIB) was listed on 4 March 2003. . . as being associated with Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden or the Taliban for "participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf or in support of" Al-Qaida. . . The Islamic International Brigade (IIB) was founded and led by Shamil Salmanovich Basayev (deceased) and is linked to the Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion of Chechen Martyrs (RSRSBCM). . . and the Special Purpose Islamic Regiment (SPIR). . .

    On the evening of 23 October 2002, members of IIB, RSRSBCM and SPIR operated jointly to seize over 800 hostages at Moscow's Podshipnikov Zavod (Dubrovka) Theater.

    In October 1999, emissaries of Basayev and Al-Khattab traveled to Usama bin Laden's home base in the Afghan province of Kandahar, where Bin Laden agreed to provide substantial military assistance and financial aid, including by making arrangements to send to Chechnya several hundred fighters to fight against Russian troops and perpetrate acts of terrorism. Later that year, Bin Laden sent substantial amounts of money to Basayev, Movsar Barayev (leader of SPIR) and Al-Khattab, which was to be used exclusively for training gunmen, recruiting mercenaries and buying ammunition.
    The Afghan-Caucasus Al Qaeda "terrorist railway," financed by Saudi intelligence, had two goals. One was a Saudi goal to spread fanatical Wahhabite Jihad into the Central Asian region of the former Soviet Union. The second was the CIA's agenda of destabilizing a then-collapsing post-Soviet Russian Federation.

    Beslan


    This TV grab image taken from Russian NTV channel 07 September 2004 shows wires and hostages in the gymnasium of the Beslan school, northern Ossetia. © AFP/NTV

    On September 1, 2004, armed terrorists from Basayev and al-Khattab's IIB took more than 1,100 people as hostages in a siege that included 777 children, and forced them into School Number One (SNO) in Beslan in North Ossetia, the autonomous republic in the North Caucasus of the Russian Federation near to the Georgia border.

    On the third day of the hostage crisis, as explosions were heard inside the school, FSB and other elite Russian troops stormed the building. In the end, at least 334 hostages were killed, including 186 children, with a significant number of people injured and reported missing. It became clear afterward that the Russian forces had handled the intervention poorly.

    The Washington propaganda machine, from Radio Free Europe to The New York Times and CNN, wasted no time demonizing Putin and Russia for their bad handling of the Beslan crisis rather than focus on the links of Basayev to Al Qaeda and Saudi intelligence. That would have brought the world's attention to the intimate relations between the family of then US President George W. Bush and the Saudi billionaire bin Laden family.

    On September 1, 2001, just ten days before the day of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, Saudi Intelligence head US-educated Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, who had directed Saudi Intelligence since 1977, including through the entire Osama bin Laden Mujahideen operation in Afghanistan and into the Caucasus, abruptly and inexplicably resigned, just days after having accepted a new term as intelligence head from his King. He gave no explanation. He was quickly reposted to London, away from Washington.

    The record of the bin Laden-Bush family intimate ties was buried, in fact entirely deleted on "national security" (sic!) grounds in the official US Commission Report on 911. The Saudi background of fourteen of the nineteen alleged 911 terrorists in New York and Washington was also deleted from the US Government's final 911 Commission report, released only in July 2004 by the Bush Administration, almost three years after the events.

    Basayev claimed credit for having sent the terrorists to Beslan. His demands had included the complete independence of Chechnya from Russia, something that would have given Washington and the Pentagon an enormous strategic dagger in the southern underbelly of the Russian Federation.

    By late 2004, in the aftermath of the tragic Beslan drama, President Vladimir Putin reportedly ordered a secret search and destroy mission by Russian intelligence to hunt and kill key leaders of the Caucasus Mujahideen of Basayev. Al-Khattab had been killed in 2002. The Russian security forces soon discovered that most of the Chechen Afghan Arab terrorists had fled. They had gotten safe haven in Turkey, a NATO member; in Azerbaijan, by then almost a NATO Member; or in Germany, a NATO Member; or in Dubai - one of the closest US Allies in the Arab States, and Qatar-another very close US ally. In other words, the Chechen terrorists were given NATO safe haven.

    F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine "New Eastern Outlook".

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    Soooo... guess what Russia fighting DAESH/IS/ISIL/terrorists in Syria is actually fighting...

    See this post # 1227

    Then, since the Hidden Hand/Deep State schemes are designed to be multiple yields events see also this post (<---) where one finds this:

    Quote [...]
    ... Note the handwritten note in David Rockefeller’s handwriting which says that some of the profits are being diverted to people which are not part of his operations and that this problem must be eliminated.

    Here is a CIA report from 2 months later in that same Rockefeller file, detailing what steps have been taken to “stem the losses”. One of the recommendations is to start a war in Chechnya to cover up the deaths in eliminating the competition to the Rockefeller and Rothschild sex slave trade. The next month the Russians launched a seminal invasion of Chechnya.

    Here, also from the same Rockefeller file is a private think tank report on the effect of the Russian invasion into Chechnya in terms of whether it has succeeded in covering up the early Chechen deaths as related to “the global” sex slave trade. It concludes that it was a successful cover-up. Note at the bottom of the report David Rockefeller has written “All copies of this report are to be destroyed.” However, in Rockefeller Archive jargon that means all copies outside of the Rockefeller and Rothschild Archives.

    Here is a letter from David Rockefeller to the Rothschilds saying in abbreviated form what steps he has taken to secure that the Chechens do not interfere with their profits anymore. Inserted in the letter was an accounting sheet giving the profits from the sex slaves made “from the Russians quelling the Chechen uprising”.

    An ordinary person following the news has no way to know the real causes of the events they are told about. They swallow the official propaganda lies of which every side they are sitting on. That means that the war-profiteers can endlessly threaten them with external enemies and force them into wars. In those wars, the costs are borne by the taxpayers and the profits all go into the same private hands.

    Here is how the profits flowed in the 1980’s Russian war in Afghanistan. Note that we are looking at the global profits from that war. Both the Russian and the US govt. forced their taxpayers to buy billions of dollars worth of armaments to use in Afghanistan without ever asking them if that was how they wanted their money spent.

    Here is how the profits are flowing in the 2000’s US war in Afghanistan. There is very little difference, most of the profits are going into the pockets of the Rothschilds and their downline, like the Rockefellers, and Skull and Bones members.

    Both wars started when the Afghanis attempted to shut down the Rockefellers and Rothschilds using their country to grow opium for their illegal drug trade. In May 2000, the Taliban outlawed the growing of opium poppies. The CIA verified that 95% of the poppy fields were gone, see The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade by Alfred McCoy.

    The Taliban went from being supported by the US to being public enemy number 1 over that issue. One of the first things the US did when it invaded Afghanistan was to let the drug war lords out of the Taliban’s prisons and put them back in business as their downline.
    In other words, it's:
    "Down with the competition!"
    ... whatever - from whoever - that is, about anything but, principally: Oil, drugs, weapons and human trafficking of any kind. Anything that brings over 1000% return on "investment."
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    Lavrov summary of the whole thing:

    Lavrov: Powerful globalist and transnational corporate interests oppose Trump


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    During a discussion with Russian military officers in Moscow last week, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that President Trump's desire for America to "interfere less in the affairs of other countries and address its own issues" is the reason why he is vilified and attacked by a "huge team" of powerful interests.

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    President Trump's conceptual slogans during his election campaign to the effect that America should interfere less in the affairs of other countries and address its own issues send a very serious signal to the globalists themselves. Again, up until now the US has been perceived as a symbol of globalism and the expansion of transnational corporations. Those who represent their interests are the huge team that has taken up arms against President Trump and his administration and in general against everything he does, and which tries, in any way possible, to throw a spanner in the works. Some similar things are happening in France where mountains of compromising materials of ten or fifteen years ago have been unearthed which invariably are presented through an "anti-Russia prism." It's been a long time since I've seen such a dirty campaign when at stake are the concepts and ideas of how to develop the state and their country, and a smear war is being waged. We had this not so long ago, and I don't see anything good about it.
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    EU gives up blocking Russia’s Nord Stream-2 pipeline - report

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    In a turnabout, the EU has announced it no longer has legal grounds to block the Russian-backed Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline to Europe. Brussels now wants security negotiations with Moscow, reports The Wall Street Journal.

    The European Union tried to thwart the extension of the pipeline following pressure from Poland and the Baltic States.

    The pipeline will double Nord Stream’s existing capacity, which delivers natural gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea bypassing Ukraine. The gas transit contract between Moscow and Kiev expires in December 2019 and has not yet been extended.

    In a March 28 letter to Denmark and Sweden, seen Thursday by The Wall Street Journal the European Commission said it had no grounds to stop the pipeline.

    “We don’t like Nord Stream-2 politically,” said Anna-Kaisa Itkonen, an energy spokeswoman at the Commission, as quoted by the media.

    “This being said, there are no legal grounds for the Commission to oppose Nord Stream-2…because [EU] rules do not apply to the offshore part of the pipeline,” she added.


    Poland and other Eastern European EU countries will lose lucrative transit fees if Russia ceases to use the existing pipelines.

    On the other hand, Germany opposed political interference in the pipeline, as it is profitable for Berlin and is backed by major European companies.

    When Nord Stream’s capacity is doubled to 110 billion cubic meters a year, it will cover Germany's and France’s combined annual consumption of gas.

    Moscow has repeatedly said Nord Stream-2 is strictly about business, as it improves European energy security.

    Russia says it wants to bypass Ukraine because it is concerned about a repeat of the gas crisis in 2006. That winter, parts of Europe were left without heat after Ukraine allegedly siphoned off gas sent to the European market.



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