27 aug

Andrew Korybko kommer med ännu en lång artikel där han beskriver varför han tror att Ryssland och Syrien var med på att Turkiet skulle gå in i Syrien och trycka tillbaka de kurdiska grupper som vill dela upp Syrien och ha ett eget land.

Turkey In Syria, The FSA, And The Upcoming Quarrel Over Syria’s Constitution

Much ado has been made over the past few days about the ulterior motives behind Turkey’s conventional military campaign in northern Syria, with most people refusing to believe that Erdogan ‘altruistically’ ordered the operation just to ‘take one for the team’ and help his multipolar allies clear out the Kurdish “federalists”. Turkey does indeed have a self-interested national security reason in doing so, but knowing the wily Sultan, he’s bound to have a trick or two up his sleeve, and it’s very likely that he’s aiming for grander goals than just preventing the emergence of a PKK safe haven all along his southern borderland (which is in and of itself an ambitious objective). The fact of the matter is that Turkey’s true long-term intention for its conventional military involvement in Syria isn’t to take the country’s territory like many alarmists seem to think is the plan, but to change its constitution, which in many ways could be just as bad or even worse for the country.
Syria, Russia, and Iran are definitely aware of this, and they might have even held out the possibility – but certainly not the promise – of Turkey influencing the forthcoming rewritten Syrian Constitution in order to convince Erdogan to step into northern Syria to take out the Kurds and replace the pro-Saudi Daesh and pro-American SDF with Ankara’s FSA, all the while risking that he’ll be drawn into a quagmire as he takes out his new partners’ mutual enemies. Despite the risks inherent in this gamble and all that could possibly go wrong with this plot, the Resistance Bloc appears to have agreed that the potential benefits far outweigh the dangers, and that it’s preferable for Turkey to act as their ‘cat’s paw’ against Washington and Riyadh’s proxies because Moscow and Tehran – for whatever their reasons may be – lack the political will to commit to an all-out sustained military operation to do this themselves.

almasdarnews.com – Syrian Army in full control of Darayya

With Darayya under government control, the Syrian Arab Army will be able to redeploy the 2,500 soldiers from the Republican Guard and 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division to another volatile front.
In the grand scheme of things, the loss of Darayya for the Islamist rebels will have an adverse effect on their other fronts in Damascus, as the Syrian Arab Army will have a surplus of soldiers and heavy weaponry to use in the West Ghouta.

almasdarnews.com – Turkish-backed rebels advance against US-backed rebels

The Turkish-backed “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) and their Islamist allies reportedly captured several sites from the US-backed “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) today after a series of intense clashes in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate.

Progress towards settling the Syrian crisis has been made, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry announced after wrapping up key talks. According to the diplomats, experts from both countries will meet in Geneva in coming days to clarify the details of what has been agreed.

In this episode of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with Scott Rickard, a former American intelligence linguist from Tampa, and Daniel Serwer, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University from Washington, to discuss the current situation in Syria after the liberation of the Damascus suburb of Darayya.

rt.com – ‘West not serious about fighting terrorism’ – adviser to Syrian President Assad

At this point in the interview, the Syrian president’s political and media adviser had harsh words for the present state of the Western media, which she said routinely “falsifies the facts”.
“There’s no free press in the West. There is a corporate media who have an agenda and who try to portray everything according to that agenda. Either they’re labeling accusations against us or falsifying facts and reporting things that have nothing to do with the truth…
Shaaban lamented that because the media has ”demonized us in the eyes of Western people,” the Western people ”don’t know who we are”.
”We don’t have a voice with Western people. We have no channel of communication; the corporate media is blocking the channels of communication between us and the West,” she continued.

Att försöka hjälpa till att råda bot på det som hon säger sist här i citatet har väl varit uppgiften för den här bloggen, även om det på slutet blivit glest mellan inläggen.

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25 aug

Vad betyder egentligen Turkiets militära intrång i Syrien? Har Erdogan lurat Ryssland, eller är Ryssland och Syrien införstådda med att Turkiet hindrar kurderna att ockupera områden som ett led i att dela upp Syrien?
Andrew Korybko tycks snarare tro på det senare – Turkey Crosses into Syria: Unipolar Conspiracy or Multipolar Coordination?

In closing, the author would like to refer the reader to his article from over a month ago about how “Regional War Looms As “Kurdistan” Crosses The Euphrates”, in which it was forecast that Russia would assemble a multipolar “Lead From Behind” coalition in pushing back against the US’ attempts to carve the second ‘geopolitical Israel’ of “Kurdistan” out of northern Syria, with it specifically being written that “it can be reasonably assumed that there’s an invisible Russian hand gently coordinating their broad regional activities” in stopping this. With Turkey crossing into Syria to preempt the YPG from unifying all of its occupied territory in northern Syria and breathing sustainable geopolitical life into the US’ latest divide-and-rule project in the Mideast, and keeping in mind the fast-paced diplomacy between Russia, Iran, and Turkey and the months-long ongoing secret negotiations between Ankara and Damascus, all empirical evidence suggests that this latest development in the War on Syria is less a unipolar conspiracy and more a multipolar coordinated plan to bring an end to this conflict and preempt the internal partitioning of Syria.

Sen dök den här mycket intressanta kommentaren upp på facebook – Hoppas att det inte bara är spekulationer.

Just to make it clear for those who may have missed a few episodes.
Since Russia saved Erdogan’s bacon in the US backed botched coup, Erdogan has turned his back on his former “allies” and now pledges allegiance to THE Putin.
He was instructed to order his ISIS buddies to leave Syria but in order to make it look good and save some face, he was allowed to stage a mock invasion into Syria to get the job done. While there, he was given permission to push back the Kurds of the YPG that are backed by the US and who have lately become aggressive towards the Syrian army in securing territory for themselves. Erdogan was happy to oblige there as it is not in his best interests to have the Kurds establish a strong independent state just south of his border.
Erdogan is proving useful for the Russian led coalition in handling the YPG Kurds and their US backers and also removing the ISIS “Jihadists” saving the Syrians the trouble and risk to lives to do the job themselves.
As for the US, not knowing how else to react and in trying to salvage their alliance with Turkey, they too tag along and provide fake air cover for the Turks in their fake battles with ISIS.

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24 aug

sana.sy – Syria condemns Turkey’s breach of Syria’s sovereignty in Jarablos

An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that Turkish tanks and armored vehicles on Wednesday morning crossed the Syrian-Turkish borders towards Jarablos city under cover of the Us-led alliance’s air forces.
The source said that Syria asserts that fighting terrorism on Syrian terrorism by any side must be conducted by coordinating with the Syrian government and the Syrian Arab Army which has been fighting terrorism for over five years.
The source stressed that Syria condemns this blatant violation of its sovereignty and affirms that fighting terrorism isn’t done by ousting ISIS and replacing it with other terrorist organizations backed directly by Turkey.

sana.sy – Russian Foreign Ministry expresses concern over situation on the Syrian- Turkish borders and calls on Turkey to coordinate with Syria regarding fighting terrorism

almasdarnews.com – SouthFront: Rebels emerge at new flank in Aleppo after Turkish intervention

rebel forces have captured the Syrian border town of Jarablus after some 1500 insurgents, heavily backed by the Turkish military, prompted ISIS to fully withdraw from the town.

ronpaulinstitute.org – US Warns Syrian Military…Against Operating Inside Syria!

Just when you thought US foreign policy could not get more absurd. Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, who is listed as ”commander of US forces in Iraq and Syria,” has issued a warning to the Syrian military that if its counter-insurgency operations on Syrian soil leave US troops on Syrian soil ”feeling threatened,” the US military would ”defend itself.”
That needs to be broken down to even be believed.
The Syrian military is fighting an armed uprising on its own soil. The US government is training and equipping several factions of that armed insurgency, in this case the Kurdish YPG militia. The US military is also operating on Syrian soil alongside and in support of the YPG militia. Members of the YPG militia have, over the past several days, been firing on Syrian government forces. The Syrian air force returns fire on its own soil and the US military that is illegally operating on Syrian soil issues a warning to the Syrian government to stop firing on insurgents on Syrian soil!

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19 aug

rt.com – Pentagon sends jets, warning as Syria bombs near US-backed Kurds

The US-led coalition scrambled planes near the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah, after Syrian SU-24 airplanes dropped bombs “dangerously near” the US Special Forces operators embedded with the Kurdish YPG militia in the area.
Two Syrian Su-24 jets struck Kurdish positions in and near Hasakah, in northeastern Syria, on Thursday, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters.
The strike came close to US Special Forces operators, who were embedded with the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), comprised of the Kurdish YPG and local Arab militias.
By the time the US jets arrived, the Syrian bombers had already departed. No Americans were wounded in the bombing, according to Davis. The Special Forces were ordered to retreat from the area as a precaution.

steigan.no – Tyrkia og Iran er enige om vilkårene for fred i Syria

Det er en diplomatisk sensasjon, men den er ikke omtalt i de dominerende mediene i vest. Tyrkia og Iran har offentliggjort en avtale som trekker opp prinsippene for en fredelig løsning av Syria-konflikten. Det var Tyrkias statsminister Binali Yildirim som gjorde avtalen kjent i en tale i det tyrkiske parlamentet 16. august 2016.
Avtalen ble så bekreftet av en framstående talsmann for det iranske UD. Gareth Porter har skrevet om denne avtalen i Truthout.
Denne avtalen er uttrykk for en helt ny politikk fra Tyrkias side, og den ble mulig etter samtalene mellom president Recep Tayyip Erdogan og Vladimir Putin i Sant Petersburg. Til nå har Tykria vært den viktigste støttespilleren til de jihadistiske gruppene som kjemper mot Syria og Bashar al-Assad. Men nederlagene til disse gruppene etter at Russland gikk inn i krigen har fått Erdogan til å søke etter et alternativ.
Tyrkias viktigste mål er å hindre at det oppstår en kurdisk stat i Syria. Iran har hele tida vært for å opprettholde Syrias enhet, og er derfor på linje med Tyrkia i dette. Erdogan er svært negativ til USAs de facto-allianse med den kurdiske YPG-militsen og Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD). YPG har sagt at de vil sikre seg kontroll over et område vest for Eufrat-floden, noe som er å krysse «den røde linja» som Tyrkia har satt.

presstv.ir – Russia engaged in ‘thoughtful’ Syria discussions with Turkey

“We have started to work in detail and thoughtfully on the Syrian issue with the Turkish side. We consider this work to be constructive and positive,” said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at a press conference in Moscow on Thursday.

almasdarnews.com – Russian jets launch nonstop airstrikes over southern Aleppo

dickemamelost.blogspot.se – Syriens armé och Hizbollah attackerar terroristernas militära anläggningar i Aleppo

Bill Van Auken – “Human rights” propaganda campaign paves way for military escalation in Syria

Photographs and video of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh have rapidly become ubiquitous in the media in the US and Western Europe after being distributed by a group aligned with the CIA-backed Islamist “rebels” in Syria.

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18 aug

De syriska styrkorna verkar ha stoppat upp offensiven från ISIS-grupperna mot Aleppo, och börjat återta förlorade områden.

Ryssland har börjat använda flygfält i Iran som utgångspunkt för insatser med bombflyg. Och Kina har meddelat att man är beredda att ställa upp med humanitär hjälp och hjälp åt den syriska militären.

Turkiet förbättrar realtionerna med Ryssland, frågan är om de kan förmås sluta släppa in krigare till Syrien.

almasdarnews.com – Syrian Army, Hezbollah launch new assault in southern Aleppo

almasdarnews.com – Russian jets from Iran hammer ISIS in east Syria

sputniknews.com – Russian-Iranian Cooperation in Syria is a ‘Slap in the Face to US and NATO’

Cooperation between Moscow and Tehran has been a ”direct slap in the face” to the United States, the North Atlantic Alliance, as well as other countries and forces that are trying to destabilize Iran and Syria, political activist and journalist Navid Nasr told Radio Sputnik.

Nasr mentioned that the deploymnt of Russian aircraft to Hamadan has a geographical and a strategic component. For instance, ”it is much easier to strike Aleppo or anywhere else in Syria” from Iran.

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30 juli

Syriska armén med hjälp av Ryssland är på god väg att ta över Aleppo. De har skurit av försörjningsvägarna till de väpnade grupperna och öppnar vägar åt civila att ta sig ut. Och man lovar amnesti åt de som lägger ner vapnen. Det skulle kunna vara ett led i att få slut på barbariet i Syrien, särskilt om tillförseln av vapen och krigare från Turkiet stoppades.
Men de svenska medierna beskriver händelseutvecklingen mest som något negativt. Deras herrar är tydligen inte nöjda med det som sker.
Kanske det här kan ge en förklaring – antiwar.com – Israeli Intel Chief: We Don’t Want ISIS Defeated in Syria

In a speech at the Herzliya Conference, Israel’s military intelligence chief, Major General Herzi Halevy, took Israel’s long-standing position that it “prefers ISIS” over the Syrian government to a whole ‘nother level, declaring openly that Israel does not want to see ISIS defeated in the war.

Finian Cunningham – Russia Defeats Terrorism… While America Hails a Freak Show

A curious thing in the Western media this weekend is how little coverage is being given to a momentous victory unfolding in Syria. The Syrian Arab Army and Russian forces are about to close the final chapter in the five-year war – and the Western media don’t seem to want to know about it.

För en vecka sen dödades minst 12 civila i flygbombningar av USA i Syrien. 3-4 dagar innan dess hade ca 120 civila dödats av franska och amerikanska bombningar. Och dagen innan hade 20 civila dödats av USA-flyg. Alla dessa fall var vid staden Manbij i närheten av Aleppo.
För två dagar sen, i torsdags, var det dags igen, 45 civila dödade i Manbij av amerikanskt flyg. Det skulle betyda minst 200 civila dödade på 10 dagar!

rt.com – Syria says latest US-led coalition strikes killed 45 civilians near Manbij

I drygt fem år har väst anklagat Syriens president för att döda sin egen befolkning. Och civila har dödats, men det finns ingen anledning att tro att syriska armén har dödat oskyldiga civila med flit. De har kommit i kläm vid strider mot de väststödda väpnade grupperna som har härjat i landet.
Nu tycks det som att USA bombar urskillningslöst, och det gör de i ett främmande land där de är utan tillstånd av landets regering.

svd.se hade igår ett inslag med den här rubriken – USA bekräftar nya civila dödsfall i bombningar mot IS – där talas det om 14 nya fall och totalt 55 civila dödade. Och detta ska ha gällt Irak och Syrien från juli 2015 till april 2016!
Är detta ett försök att blanda bort korten och ett försök att dölja den senaste tidens dåd?

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21 jul

Ny intervju med Syriens president.

sana.sy – President al-Assad: The Turks, Qataris and Saudis lost most of their cards and are now left with Aleppo battle card

For Aleppo it is a different situation, because the Turks and their allies like the Saudis and Qataris lost most of their cards on the battlefields in Syria, so the last card for them, especially for Erdogan, is Aleppo. That is why he worked hard with the Saudis to send as much as they can of the terrorists – the estimation is more than 5,000 terrorists – to Aleppo.
Question 2: Through the Turkish borders?
President Assad: Yes, from Turkey to Aleppo, during the last two months, in order to recapture the city of Aleppo, and that didn’t work. Actually, our army has been making advancement in Aleppo and the suburbs of Aleppo in order to encircle the terrorists, then, let’s say, either to negotiate their going back to their normal life as part of reconciliation, or for the terrorists to leave the city of Aleppo, or to be defeated. There’s no other solution.

Över 100 civila har dödats av Frankrikes och USA’s bomber de senaste dagarna!

sana.sy – Syria calls on UN to condemn French aggression on civilians in north of Aleppo

“The French unjust aggression claimed the lives of more than 120 civilians, most of them are children, women and elderly, in addition to tens of wounded citizens, the majority of them are also children and women as reports say that the fate of scores of other civilians who still under debris are unknown too,” the Ministry said in the letters.
The letters went on to say that the French aggression comes after one day of a US aggression carried out by US warplanes on Monday which perpetrated a similar bloody massacre by bombarding Syrian city of Manbij, claiming the lives of more than 20 civilians and injuring tens others.

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