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Americans have been living in a country that has not known peace since 9/11, when President George W. Bush and his posse of neoconservatives delivered the message to the world that “you are either with us or against us.” The threat was coupled with flurry of hastily conceived legislation that opened the door to the unconstitutional “war on terror” carried out at the whim of the Chief Executive, a conflict which was from the start conceived of as a global military engagement without end.

Bush and his handlers might not have realized it at the time but they were initiating a completely new type of warfare. To be sure, there would be fighting on the ground worldwide against an ideologically driven enemy somewhat reminiscent of communism, but there would also be included “regime change” of governments in countries that were not completely on board with the direction coming out of Washington. Instead of invading and occupying a country in the old-fashioned way, so the thinking went, far better to just knock off the top levels and let the natives sort things out while acting under direction from the pros in Washington.

Even though “regime change” in Iraq and Afghanistan did not work out very well, Bush saw himself as a triumphant war leader with his vainglorious “Mission Accomplished,” and he later dubbed himself the “decider.” He insisted that his reelection in 2004 when running against a weak John Kerry was a validation of his policies by the American people, but one has to wonder how many voters really understood that they were signing on for perpetual war that would of necessity also diminish their most cherished liberties.

Nobel Peace Prize winner and U.S. President Barack Obama followed Bush and made it clear that there would be no stepping back from a policy of proactively “protecting” the American people. Obama and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton destroyed Libya, a disaster that is still playing out, increased involvement in Syria, and introduced death by drone for both American citizens who have transgressed and random foreigners who fit a profile. And to eliminate any pushback to what he was doing, Obama relied on invoking the state secrets privilege to block legal challenges more times than all his predecessors in office combined.

And now we have President Donald Trump, whose foreign policy is particularly unarticulated, though in many ways similar to that of his predecessors. The United States is increasing its involvement in Afghanistan, where it has been engaged for longer than in any previous war, is threatening both Iran and North Korea with annihilation, and is hopelessly entangled in Trump’s pledge to completely eliminate ISIS. Indeed, destroying ISIS (and al-Qaeda) has been the one clearly articulated part of the Trump foreign policy, though there are also occasional assertions that it should be accompanied by yet one more try at regime change in Damascus.

And the grand tradition of using military might to back up diplomacy has certainly found little favor, so much so that it is certainly clear even to the supine American public and a risk averse congress that there is something wrong in Foggy Bottom. It is astonishing to note the mainstream media, which reviled George W. Bush when he was in office, describing him currently as a voice of moderation and restraint due to his recent criticism of the White House. You can’t go wrong if you pile on Trump.

Even the U.S. media has been reluctantly reporting that ISIS has been rolled back in Syria by the joint efforts of the Syrian Army and the Russian air force with the United States and its allies playing very much secondary roles in the conflict. The Russians have, in fact, complained that Washington seemed just a tad disinterested in actually cooperating to destroy the last remnants of ISIS in the few areas that the group still controls, citing most recently an alleged incident during the Syrian government liberation of the town of Abu Kamal in which U.S. air assets on site appear to have allowed ISIS fighters to escape.

The shambles of American policy as it applies to the Middle East was highlighted by yet another similar and particularly bizarre episode that was revealed initially by the BBC on Monday of last week. In early October, when the Syrians and Russians were closing in from the west on Raqqa, the “capital” of the ISIS caliphate while the U.S supported Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which predominantly consists of the Kurdish militias, was closing in from the east, a deal was reportedly struck to permit an evacuation of the remaining ISIS fighters and their families.

According to the BBC investigative report, the SDF and Kurds were wary of clearing out the remaining fighters from the ruins of the city and so negotiated an agreement whereby the ISIS fighters from Syria and Iraq and their families would be able to leave and be allowed to either go home and face the consequences or proceed to ISIS controlled areas about one hundred miles away. The objective was to avoid a final assault from the air and using artillery that would have produced a bloodbath killing thousands, including large numbers of civilians. The agreement stipulated that only ISIS fighters who were local would be allowed to leave. Others, referred to as “foreigners,” from Europe, Africa or Asia would have to surrender in order to avoid their going free and getting involved in new terrorist activity after returning home.

U.S. and British military advisers who were with the SDF and Kurds reported, somewhat improbably, that they had not been party to the negotiations, that it was “all-locals,” though they later admitted that there had been some involvement on their part. In the event, trucks and busses were assembled on October 14th, formed into a convoy, and were loaded with more than 4,000 fighters and families. More than 100 ISIS-owned vehicles also were allowed to leave and there were ten trucks filled with weapons. The convoy stretched for more than four miles and film footage shows trucks pulling trailers filled with militants brandishing their weapons. The fighters were not allowed to display flags or banners but they were not forced to disarm and in fact loaded all the vehicles with as many weapons as they could carry, so much so that one truck broke its axle from the weight. The BBC reported that “This wasn’t so much an evacuation – it was the exodus of so-called Islamic State.”

The drivers reported that they were abused by the ISIS fighters, many of whom were wearing explosive belts, and they also claimed that there was a large percentage of foreigners among those escaping. Various drivers told the BBC that there were French, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Pakistani, Yemeni, Saudi, Chinese, Tunisian and Egyptian nationals among their passengers. The evacuees made it safely to ISIS controlled territory and presumably will be ready, willing and able to fight again.

The escape of the Islamic State from Raqqa is, to put it mildly, bizarre. One might accept that avoiding the carnage that would have been part and parcel of an assault on the shattered city should have weighed heavily on the decision making by the attacking forces, but allowing hardened fighters to escape with their weapons would hardly seem a good way to end the conflict. In May, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said on television that the war against ISIS was one of “…annihilation. Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to north Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa. We are not going to allow them to do so.”

Well, Mattis was possibly lying back then, or at least saying what he thought would play well on television and in the newspapers. On November 14th, the day after the BBC story about Raqqa broke, he lied again, saying that the United States is in Syria under a U.N. authorization to fight ISIS, which is not true. The Russians have been invited into the country by its legitimate government but the U.S. is not there legally. The Turks are claiming that there are 13 U.S. military bases already in Syria, some of which are permanent.

Mattis added to his bit of fiction by stating, somewhat ominously, that while the first phase of the ISIS war is coming to an end “Basically we can go after ISIS. And we’re there to take them out. But that doesn’t mean we just walk away and let ISIS 2.0 pop back around. The enemy hasn’t declared they’re done with the war yet. So, we’ll keep fighting them as long as they want to fight.”

A waggish friend of mine suggested that Mattis might be deliberately selectively releasing ISIS fighters so the U.S. will never have to leave Syria, but my own theory is somewhat different. I think that Washington, which has done so little to defeat ISIS, wants some threat to continue so it can keep its own “resistance forces” in place and active to give it a seat at the table and a voice at the upcoming Geneva discussions for a political settlement in Syria. Otherwise Washington will be outside looking in. The unspeakable Nikki Haley at the U.N. appears to endorse that line of thinking by asserting that Washington will continue “to fight for justice” in Syria no matter what the rest of the world decides to do.

Does this mean that we can expect considerable fumbling and a game with no exit strategy, something like a replay of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya? You betcha.

 
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  2. Some might term this view cynical, but that’s not so. It’s entirely accurate.

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    • Replies: @LauraMR
    No, it isn't accurate.

    Consider this:

    Americans have been living in a country that has not known peace since 9/11,...
     
    Now, tell me. When was the last decade our country was not at war? The 20's?
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  3. Another great article, Phil! I hope those jerks at TAC with their rapidly declining readership are realizing how idiotic it was to fire you.

    Your waggish friend may have a point, but there are several parties that would benefit from the continuing conflict in that region:

    – Arms manufacturers lose money in times of peace, so the MIC is clearly an important beneficiary.
    - Israel benefits as long as there is chaos in the Middle East and no unification of its enemies. It also benefits by keeping the boogeyman alive so that it can continue to siphon off our largesse in terms of military aid “to defend itself”.
    - The US government benefits by continuing to have a reason to be there in order to thwart Russia’s growing influence in the region.
    - The Russians benefit by continuing to demonstrate their military prowess and gaining both allies in the region as well as customers for their advanced weaponry.

    Who doesn’t benefit?

    - We and our fellow citizens don’t, as our taxes continue to fund this mayhem while our own economy and our standard of living plummets (except for the elite).
    - The people of that region continue to live their lives in hell without any normalcy, and so see no benefits.
    - The European countries become hosts to the tide of refugees escaping from the region, mixed with enough mischief makers to increase social tension in major European cities, so the Europeans don’t benefit.

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could get rid of our war-mongering interventionists, fueled by Israel-firsters, and gain influence in the world as China does, by focusing on trade instead of wars? Couldn’t we just buy the resources we need as China does, rather than stealing them by force from others?

    Couldn’t we, once more, become manufacturers and traders, rather than mercenaries for Israel? That would Make America Great Again.

    If wishes were horses…

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    • Replies: @Art
    Couldn’t we, once more, become manufacturers and traders, rather than mercenaries for Israel? That would Make America Great Again.

    Sorry – but Trump has one giant chink in his armor – he is Netanyahu’s fluffer – he supports the Jew’s hardon for humanity.

    Think Peace --- Art
    , @jconsley
    AIPAC is funded by whom -- U.S. citizens/organizations or foreign government funds via money laundering? U.S. citizens, as well as the U.S. Government, should be apprised of all foreign lobby funding and expenditures. There may be no U.S. laws prohibiting lobbies for foreign interests and countries; however, there are no specific laws prohibiting U.S. citizens from being informed of the names of contributors to each foreign lobby and an accounting of where the money is used. Exactly where is the money coming from and for what purpose? Perhaps this money dedicated to lobbying should be given directly to Israel to replace the U.S. tax dollars allocated for Israel's benefit.

    Common sense dictates that if there is no law restricting criticism of the U.S. government by U.S. citizens, by what reasons can there be retribution or be considered unlawful for U.S. citizens to criticize any foreign governments including Israel's government and citizens? After all if our tax dollars are sacrificed for the benefit of Israel rather than our own hospitals, schools and roads, the arrogance of attempting to restrict our speech is subjugation of U.S. citizens freedom for what?.
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  4. chris says:

    “The enemy hasn’t declared they’re done with the war yet. So, we’ll keep fighting them as long as they want [us] to fight.”

    I think, maybe ‘Mad Dog’ was talking about Israel here.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    The Coalition of Dishonest, US & Israel, are trying to protect their investment, ISIS:
    "The Russians have, in fact, complained that Washington seemed just a tad disinterested in actually cooperating to destroy the last remnants of ISIS in the few areas that the group still controls, citing most recently an alleged incident during the Syrian government liberation of the town of Abu Kamal in which U.S. air assets on site appear to have allowed ISIS fighters to escape."

    The US brass has been exposed as a bunch of liars:
    "In May, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said on television that the war against ISIS was one of “…annihilation. Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to north Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa. We are not going to allow them to do so." Well, Mattis was possibly lying back then, or at least saying what he thought would play well on television and in the newspapers. On November 14th, the day after the BBC story about Raqqa broke, he lied again, saying that the United States is in Syria under a U.N. authorization to fight ISIS, which is not true."

    The US has become an internationally recognize liar and aggressor. Thanks, Israel.

    Meanwhile, in Russia: "I’d like to introduce you to the people who played a key part in saving Syria,” Putin told Assad as he introduced the men in green uniforms. “Of course, Mr. Assad knows some of you personally. He told me during our talks today that thanks to the Russian Army, Syria has been saved as a state.” Assad used the opportunity to relay the gratitude of his government and the Syrian people to those involved in the two-year operation in the war-torn nation. “I would like to underline the effort made by the armed forces of the Russian Federation, the sacrifices they have made,” he said." https://www.rt.com/news/410467-putin-assad-meet-syria/

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  5. MEexpert says:

    As long the axis of evil consisting of “the most moral and exceptional nation,” “the nation with the best and moral army,” and “the nation of corruption fighters” continues to dominate the world scene the Muslim blood will continue to be spilt. I could have never imagined that the United States will lose every fiber of decency and morality for the sake of few AIPAC dollars.

    The American public is brain dead. If you repeat lies enough times they become the truth and the American public will swallow it hook-line and sinker.

    Iraq had weapons of mass destruction

    Syrian President Assad gassed his people

    US is in Syria by UN consent

    US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia/UAE are fighting terrorism

    Iran has nuclear weapons

    These are few of the lies that have been told by our politicians and the MSM. Just ask any average American and he will tell you that yes these are true statements. As long as the present state of affairs continues the mayhem in the Middle East will continue.

    I am not at all surprised that the US and her allies helped escape ISIS fighters. Remember that ISIS, AL-Qaeda and all the other alphabet fighters were created by the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. These three have to protect their investment of man-power and weapons to be used some other place. In Fourteen years, ISIS or Al-Qaeda has never attacked Israel. Coincidence? Hmmmm.

    How do we stop it? The only way to end this slaughter of innocent Muslims is by eliminating every zionist/neocon from the face of this earth. As long as even one zionist/neocon remains he will sprout up evereywhere and continue this corruption. And, please spare me the indignation at my calling Muslims “innocent.” Before the Palestinian issue there were no hijackings, kidnappings, or killings of non-Muslim by Muslims. This started when the benevolent Western nations got rid of the Jews from the Europe and put them in the Middle east.

    Does this mean that we can expect considerable fumbling and a game with no exit strategy, something like a replay of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya?

    Yes, indeed.

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    Pretty sure the people of spain would disagree with "Before the Palestinian issue there were no hijackings, kidnappings, or killings of non-Muslim by Muslims. This started when the benevolent Western nations got rid of the Jews from the Europe and put them in the Middle east." the crusades werent just Christians fighting Muslims, muslims pushed back and did more damage then the european Christians did.
    , @c matt
    I could have never imagined that the United States will lose every fiber of decency and morality for the sake of few AIPAC dollars.

    Imagination has nothing to do with it - it is simple observation.
    , @Grandpa Charlie

    "Iran has nuclear weapons" etc.

    "These are few of the lies that have been told by our politicians and the MSM. Just ask any average American and he will tell you that yes these are true statements."

    --- MEexpert
     
    MEexpert must not live in USA. If you ask "any average American" who lives in this country about such things, he will probably mutter a perfunctory "yeah, right," and then walk away from you, thinking to himself, "ay-ho", meaning "AH".

    Percentage of Americans with any confidence in Congress? Maybe just barely in double digits, and maybe not. Same for MSM ... oh, sure, some people still have their favorite TV news channel, but that's only because talking heads can't say often enough that it's all BS, present company excepted ... and anyway very few people watch any TV news. Those that do are partisan and get told by their favorite talking head exactly what they think they want to hear.

    So if you ask a guy if Iran has nukes, he'll likely say, "Yeah, sure" but he will actually be remembering that it came out a few years ago that Iran had no WMDs. And then if you ask, "Iran and Iraq: they're the same country, aren't they?" he'll likely say, "Yeah, sure." And now with Iraq having a Shiite government, that'll be pretty much true... see how that works .. like a stopped clock ... just give it some time and it will be accurate, at least for a while. But if you would wind up the clock, it would still work, it's just that nobody winds anything up any more .... it's all battery powered....or maybe solar ...

    "Braindead"? It's more like parts of the brain have been put to sleep. Those parts can be woke in an election year to temporarily take some interest, but now that the election is old news, we return to the basic truth: "nobody cares."

    Politics? Don't ask, don't tell -- that's the policy of Joe Sixpack. Sally Sixpack? "Trump is a serial groper, it's disgusting." To which, Joe says, "Yeah sure."

    Americans are practical people. A lot of guys, if you get to where you are exposing the whole rotten system, they'll say, "Well, let me know where we're going to form up, and I'll grab a couple of my guns and meet you there."

    "Yeah, sure."
    , @Art
    I could have never imagined that the United States will lose every fiber of decency and morality for the sake of few AIPAC dollars.

    MEexpert,

    The AIPAC stick is much mightier then the AIPAC carrot. It is amazing for how little these politicians sell out America.

    The Jew MSM has the hammer. (All the media types live in fear of the Jew – just like the politicians.)

    Think Peace --- Art
    , @RobinG
    Yes. Evil collusion, the Axis of Hypocrisy. From a commenter (Misterioso) at MW:

    There is a theory that the 1967 war was arranged between Meir Amit (Chief Director and the head of global operations for Mossad from 1963 to 1968) and James Angleton, the CIA’s official liaison with the Mossad.
    Angleton was a fervent anti-communist who, like Israel, wanted to “break Nasser in pieces,” to destroy him as a political force. (Dangerous Liaison, The Inside Story of he U.S. – Israeli Covert Relationship, by Andrew and Leslie Cockburn, 1991, p. 146.)

    “One long-serving official at the CIA’s ancient rival, the code-breaking National Security Agency, states flatly that ‘Jim Angleton and the Israelis spent a year cooking up the ’67 war. It was a CIA operation, designed to get Nasser.’ Such a verdict, from a source inside an agency that had the inclination and the facilities to monitor both the CIA and the Israelis, must carry some weight.” (Dangerous… pp.146-47)
     
    The goy and the golem: James Angleton and the rise of Israel http://mondoweiss.net/2017/11/golem-angleton-israel/
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  6. IS in my opinion is an idea, the idea that western neocolonialism cannot be accepted.
    One cannot contain ideas, moreover, as Keynes already understood, ‘ideas are the most powerful forces in the world’.
    There is a british expression, what confirms this, I think, ‘one can do a lot with bayonets, except sit on them’.
    So indeed, the USA industrial military complex, against which Eisenhower in his farewell speech already warned, may welcome an ongoing war.
    The USA taxpayer pays with money, low income USA citizens also pay with blood and disabilities.

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  7. Alfred says:

    This article is based on a false premise – that the USA is an enemy of ISIS and al-Qaeda etc. That is nonsense.

    Here is the ex-prime minister of Qatar – an ally of the USA – and one of the richest men in the world admitting that the USA and its allies (including Qatar) created, trained, equipped and financed the terrorists in Syria.

    A few days ago, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar Hamad Bin Jassim in an interview with the BBC announced that his country had been providing all sorts of assistance to the armed opposition groups in Syria through Turkey for years. At the same time, Doha wasn’t alone to show its supports to anti-Assad forces, as it was joined by the United States, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the UAE and Turkey itself. All this began back in 2007 after Israel suffered a humiliating defeat in South Lebanon, while being unable to overcome Hezbollah’s resistance in 2006. According to the former Qatari Prime Minister, Qatar was in charge of the so-called “Syrian Dossier” on behalf of the US and Saudi Arabia, adding that he had access to both American and Saudi paperwork on the staging of a so-called “Syrian civil war.”

    “Revelations of a High-Profile Qatari Official Reveal a Wider anti-Syria Conspiracy”

    https://journal-neo.org/2017/11/18/revelations-of-a-high-profile-qatari-officials-reveal-a-wider-anti-syria-conspiracy/

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    You beat me to it. :-)

    I was going to post this Zerohedge version, which includes parts of the interview in translation, and other juicy tidbits.
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-28/shocking-viral-interview-qatar-confesses-secrets-behind-syrian-war

    Here's another, that dates back to the time when Qatar was isolated by the GCC (probably not a coincidence).
    https://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/us-and-gulf-allies-supported-islamist-extremists-syria-qatars-ex-prime-minister

    All 3 links are worth reading to get a picture of the resources and organization a rather sordid coalition of govts applied to regime change in Syria, and what their failure may come to mean. Assad stood up against a formidable force, and eventually outsmarted them by putting together an even smarter coalition.

    One hopes Syria sues them all for reparations.
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  8. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    300 ISIS thugs moved by the USAF and the CIA into Europe, maybe even the USA, where they can be counted on to be used as patsy’s for a decades worth of False Flags, or maybe even let them do the killing and terrorizing, since they have experience in murdering women and children in Syria and Iraq.

    This is the USG at work, setting up terrorist networks in Syria and Iraq and paying the Taliban off in Afghanistan so they can have an excuse to keep that phony war going, in order to keep US troops there guarding those poppy fields which those TBTF Wall Street banks need so they can launder the illegal drug profits and stay afloat.
    Now that the Zionists Yinon Project in Syria has failed, looks like Israel will have to use other intrigues to keep its theft of Syrian and Lebanese land vital and ongoing.

    The real terrorist isn’t some guy shouting Allahu Akbar™ and detonating his suicide vest or driving his truck into people, it’s the scuzzy POS USG that has become nothing more than a vicious gangster outfit that is using terrorism to scare the hell out of Americans so we’ll keep cowering in fear, while the thieves rob us blind and wreck our economy and nation and get us ever so closer to a state of complete tyranny.

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  9. Z-man says:

    Yeah I noticed that story and I wonder why the BBC didn’t follow up with some pointed questions to the US Defense Department, ‘slurpy dog’ Mattis et al. Are they all in cahoots??

    The unspeakable Nikki Haley

    LOL and so true. She is Trump’s Hillary Rotten Clinton that Obama disappointedly put in at ‘State’ 9 years ago. Wow, 9 years…time flies!
    On a side note Charlie Rose is the latest ‘celebrity’ to get the ‘sexual abuse’ ax. I had written a post on The Myth of American Meritocracy article by Ron Unz just a few days ago pointing out Charlie Rose’s connections to CBS, so double LOL!! Charlie being a crypto Zionist makes his predicament extra special. (Very wide grin)

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  10. LondonBob says:

    I wonder if Cheney and Rumsfeld are pleased Bush junior has claimed full credit for all his foreign policy disasters. It would be nice if Obama gave up his ludicrous Nobel peace prize and instead offered it to Admiral Fallon.

    Lets hope those US troops don’t go home in body bags, but I am not sure whether there is anyone there to remind Trump of his commitment that US troops were just there to fight IS.

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  11. Biff says:

    Nobel Peace Prize winner and U.S. Corporate house negro Barack Obama followed Bush and made it clear that there would be no stepping back from a policy of proactively “protecting” the American people.

    There I fixed it for ya. Do you really think that the owners are going to give what they consider a ni**er from Chicago any real power?

    Frontmen stooges – all of them.

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  12. It seems that the American “intelligence community” is trying to protect its ISIS forces in order to avoid future problems with recruitment. If they allowed these ISIS soldiers to be captured or killed, they’d have a hard time putting together another such army in the future. Even muslim fanatics would have sense enough to know that they were being set up for abandonment and betrayal should they join the next CIA army in a regime change project..

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    Even muslim fanatics would have sense enough to know that they were being set up for abandonment and betrayal should they join the next CIA army in a regime change project..
     
    This is the first time I've ever seen that concept in print, but it is as valid as it is obvious. I've often wondered what motivated people to sign on with the world's most corrupt entities when it's obvious that they are not and probably never have been reliable or trustworthy partners.

    The US betrays its allies, the Arab peoples, just as it betrayed the Philippine freedom fighters (against the Spanish Empire) 20 years previously.:

    CAIRO, Egypt, May 27,—The last hope of 30,000,000 Arabs to win freedom for their race without further bloodshed vanished when cables from Washington announced that the United States had concluded an agreement with Great Britain… The Arabs came into the war on the side of the allies against their Turkish co-religionists in- response to the allies’ promise of freedom…The Arab support" was determined and effective.”

    Newspaper article by Junius B. Wood on the American recognition of Britain's mandate in Palestine, Chicago Daily News,27 May 1922 (also The Sunday Star, Washington)

    http://dcollections.oberlin.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/kingcrane/id/1686/rec/18

     

    , @ChuckOrloski
    Hey Twodees Partain,

    Uh..., practical "Muslim fanatics" need to find work too!

    Does the official 9/11 report claim that the hijackers got help from the Saud royals?

    (Zigh) Who the hell really knows who were Mohammed Atta's alleged handlers in Hamburg, Germany?

    At the time, Germany was host to five-star military bases under leftover WW II treaties. Hm. Where were CIA and Mossad HQ' s located in Hamburg.

    (Zigh) Even lookalike Mohammed Atta' s must had difficulty in figuring out exactly who wanted to employ them.

    Can one imagine a washed-up ISIS warrior somehow gaining entry into uh, say Scranton, and undergoing a "dream" terror-job search? (Zigh) Joining up would depend upon (up front) receipt of a "sign-on" bonus check that did not bounce. (Zigh)

    Pardon my cynicism, and thanks Twodees Partain for the solid thinking!
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  13. Jake says:

    The Saudis would ally with Satan himself, signing in their own blood, agreeing to give tens of thousands of their poorest children to Satan for direct use, as well as promising all the Shia and Christian children they could round up, in order to take out the Assad family and use Syria as Base Camp for the destruction of Iran and Shiite Mohammedanism.

    The Israelis want the Assads ousted as much as do the Saudis and are as happy as the Saudis to pervert everything they touch in order to get the job done.

    The Americans look on with parental delight at the two main products of WASP hegemony over the Middle East, handed from the English to the Yanks.

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  14. Sorry to nitpick , PG ,and sorry to be so redundant, but I must once again appeal to authors to quit calling the presstitutes and cesspool media “mainstream.”

    It is the voice of plutoligarchs and is in no rational way, mainstream. The term lends an air of credibility to utter trash when it deserves, instead, to be discredited at every opportunity.

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    It is the mainstream tho. We know it is bullshit, but its still the main "news" outlet. They controll the narrative, and they have the majority of listeners/watchers. That makes them mainstream.


    Mainstream doesn't have to mean "good", "honest" or "accurate", just popular and widely consumed.
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  15. @Twodees Partain
    It seems that the American "intelligence community" is trying to protect its ISIS forces in order to avoid future problems with recruitment. If they allowed these ISIS soldiers to be captured or killed, they'd have a hard time putting together another such army in the future. Even muslim fanatics would have sense enough to know that they were being set up for abandonment and betrayal should they join the next CIA army in a regime change project..

    Even muslim fanatics would have sense enough to know that they were being set up for abandonment and betrayal should they join the next CIA army in a regime change project..

    This is the first time I’ve ever seen that concept in print, but it is as valid as it is obvious. I’ve often wondered what motivated people to sign on with the world’s most corrupt entities when it’s obvious that they are not and probably never have been reliable or trustworthy partners.

    The US betrays its allies, the Arab peoples, just as it betrayed the Philippine freedom fighters (against the Spanish Empire) 20 years previously.:

    CAIRO, Egypt, May 27,—The last hope of 30,000,000 Arabs to win freedom for their race without further bloodshed vanished when cables from Washington announced that the United States had concluded an agreement with Great Britain… The Arabs came into the war on the side of the allies against their Turkish co-religionists in- response to the allies’ promise of freedom…The Arab support” was determined and effective.”

    Newspaper article by Junius B. Wood on the American recognition of Britain’s mandate in Palestine, Chicago Daily News,27 May 1922 (also The Sunday Star, Washington)

    http://dcollections.oberlin.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/kingcrane/id/1686/rec/18

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    The US betrays its allies because that is what the English did. Palmerston may have expressed it best: "We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow."

    It's a WASP imperial thing.
    , @Twodees Partain
    Yes, there's a long history of this kind of betrayal by the US government. I can only guess that Saudi agents ran the front end of the recruitment of ISIS. Otherwise it's a little hard to feature so many of these foot soldiers coming to join the mission.

    Thanks for the excerpt and the link.
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  16. this site is an odd mix of excellent analysis and obvious nonsense for angry dullards.

    this article is the latter.

    “all war is deception” -some Asian fella

    keep howling at the moon!

    (((they’re))) coming for your guns!

    hahahahahaaaaa

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  17. Erebus says:
    @Alfred
    This article is based on a false premise - that the USA is an enemy of ISIS and al-Qaeda etc. That is nonsense.

    Here is the ex-prime minister of Qatar - an ally of the USA - and one of the richest men in the world admitting that the USA and its allies (including Qatar) created, trained, equipped and financed the terrorists in Syria.

    A few days ago, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar Hamad Bin Jassim in an interview with the BBC announced that his country had been providing all sorts of assistance to the armed opposition groups in Syria through Turkey for years. At the same time, Doha wasn’t alone to show its supports to anti-Assad forces, as it was joined by the United States, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the UAE and Turkey itself. All this began back in 2007 after Israel suffered a humiliating defeat in South Lebanon, while being unable to overcome Hezbollah’s resistance in 2006. According to the former Qatari Prime Minister, Qatar was in charge of the so-called “Syrian Dossier” on behalf of the US and Saudi Arabia, adding that he had access to both American and Saudi paperwork on the staging of a so-called “Syrian civil war.”
     
    "Revelations of a High-Profile Qatari Official Reveal a Wider anti-Syria Conspiracy"

    https://journal-neo.org/2017/11/18/revelations-of-a-high-profile-qatari-officials-reveal-a-wider-anti-syria-conspiracy/

    You beat me to it. :-)

    I was going to post this Zerohedge version, which includes parts of the interview in translation, and other juicy tidbits.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-28/shocking-viral-interview-qatar-confesses-secrets-behind-syrian-war

    Here’s another, that dates back to the time when Qatar was isolated by the GCC (probably not a coincidence).

    https://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/us-and-gulf-allies-supported-islamist-extremists-syria-qatars-ex-prime-minister

    All 3 links are worth reading to get a picture of the resources and organization a rather sordid coalition of govts applied to regime change in Syria, and what their failure may come to mean. Assad stood up against a formidable force, and eventually outsmarted them by putting together an even smarter coalition.

    One hopes Syria sues them all for reparations.

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    Agree.
    The Nuremberg Protocols have set the precedent for reparations for the Jews.
    Syria has been a victim of the US/Israel/Saudis aggression. Time to pay for the destruction and slaughtered civilians of all ages. .
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  18. n230099 says:

    This piece hits on something some friends and I spoke of years ago. We said then, this ISIS is the neocolonialists new ‘moneymaker’. When ISIS started holding up severed heads they knew they’d found gold or struck oil as they say.

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  19. “diminish their most precious liberties”. Would you care, PG, to spell out what you mean and why you nominate the particular liberties you identify as “their most precious”.

    How many Americans do you think have been materially affected, and care, and how many care even if not affected personally?

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  20. neprof says:

    Interesting article about Putin’s meeting with Bashar al-Assad at a Sochi resort:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-21/putin-holds-surprise-meeting-assad-will-call-trump-phone-later-tuesday

    Putin to talk to Trump via phone today.

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    Thanks for that interesting news. Have been hearing of Zero Hedge for some time, but not looking at the site until now. It has much of interest.

    Mr. Giraldi is as always insightful. To his, would thinking correct analysis, I would adding that it isn't the first instance.

    On occasions in 2015 and 2016, the USA was clearly to loose the dogs of IS on Syria from Iraq. The attack on Syria by rebels allowed free passage from Mosul by the USA was, IIRC, the biggest, but not the only such.
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  21. Logically, the US would want to keep on good terms with ISIS so as to be able to use it later against Putin in Syria (or Chechnya!). As always, Putin is the centrepiece of the problem. Ukraine? Syria? Iran? North Korea? No Putin, no problem.

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    { to use it later against Putin in Syria}

    You just woke up from hibernation?
    US has been using ISIS in Syria for 4-5 years against Assad, and Putin's AF has been chopping the head-choppers to little of chunks of burnt swine.
    Unfortunately the number of ISIS cannibals available for pulverizing by RuAF has greatly diminished lately: just when Russian AF was getting warmed up, they ran out of juicy ISIS targets.

    {(or Chechnya!)}

    Wow (!).
    Are you delusional or what (!!).
    , @Anon
    It is not so much the US that "want to keep on good terms with ISIS" in Syria. It is the Jewish state that wants Syria to disintegrate. Have not you heard the Israelis' squealing about "bad Iran?" - Here we are. Israelis/Israel-firsters want to keep the US fighting for Jewish Lebensraum in the Middle East.
    , @TruthtellerAryan
    Troll!!!!
    , @Cloak And Dagger
    Were you born an idiot or did you go to college?
    , @Anon
    Israeli parasite: http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/11/httpssouthfrontorgisraels-military-expenditures-and-military-industrial-complex-overview-and-dynamics.html
    "The biggest element of US-Israeli military-technical cooperation is military aid. Israel is the main recipient of US military aid in the form of grants and direct deliveries of equipment on advantageous terms. Since 1976, Israel has been the biggest recipient of annual US aid, and since 1987 of US military aid. In addition, by some estimates Israel receives $1 billion a year in the form of charity contributions, and a similar sum through short- and long-term funds. US provide aid to Israel in various forms: Foreign Military Sales, Direct Commercial Sales, Excess Defense Articles, and also funds to support research and development. Moreover, the Foreign Military Financing program implemented by the US Department of State has become, over the years, the largest of all such programs implemented by the US. One should note that, for example, out of $5.7 billion budgeted for this program in 2014, $3.1 went to Israel, In other words, Israel obtains more military assistance through this program than the rest of the world combined. This sum does not include the financing for Israel’s ABM programs, which are estimated at another $500 million. Unlike other programs, FMF allows Israel to spend up to 25% of US-provided funding on own military programs. All other countries receiving military aid must spend it only on US weapons and equipment."
    , @Idiotland
    For once you're right, just not in the way you think. Putin is the problem. He's the obstacle blocking the implementation of the criminal Yinon plan and US world hegemony.
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  22. The fact is that ISIS aka AL CIADA was created by the U.S. and Israel and Britain ie the CIA and the MOSSAD and MI 6 to be their proxy mercenaries to do regime change and this is what they did at a cost of thousands of American servicemen and millions of civilians dead and over 6 TRILLION dollars pissed away for the benefit of ISRAEL and the Zionist bankers and the Zionist controlled MIC.

    The Zionists control the U.S. and this was proven by the coverup of the attack on the USS LIBERTY and the coverup of ISRAELS attack on the WORLD TRADE CENTER on 911, there is no end to the hell that Zionist Israel will inflict on America.

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    Right on. And all the espionage that have been going on and covered up for decades.
    , @Anon
    From Sic Semper Tyrannis: http://turcopolier.typepad.com
    "...what's theirs [Israelis] is theirs, and what's yours is theirs as well. ... I don't doubt that US government gifts to Israel benefit American defense industry, but these gifts come right out of the pocket of the American taxpayer and what do we get for it? ... Israeli forces are in no way at the disposition of the US. They are not assets of American policy. Israel sees itself as an self-defining island in the world and the only real home for Jews. As such it thinks it cannot afford to be sentimental about any predominately gentile state, in other words, all others. And then, there is the repeated phenomenon of Israel either skirting the provisions of proprietary agreements about equipment sales or shared R&D or simply outright violations of these agreements in sales to third parties."
    -- In short, Israelis are cheaters and thieves and no friends to the US; they are just parasites.
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  23. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @chris

    "The enemy hasn’t declared they’re done with the war yet. So, we’ll keep fighting them as long as they want [us] to fight.”
     
    I think, maybe 'Mad Dog' was talking about Israel here.

    The Coalition of Dishonest, US & Israel, are trying to protect their investment, ISIS:
    “The Russians have, in fact, complained that Washington seemed just a tad disinterested in actually cooperating to destroy the last remnants of ISIS in the few areas that the group still controls, citing most recently an alleged incident during the Syrian government liberation of the town of Abu Kamal in which U.S. air assets on site appear to have allowed ISIS fighters to escape.”

    The US brass has been exposed as a bunch of liars:
    “In May, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said on television that the war against ISIS was one of “…annihilation. Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to north Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa. We are not going to allow them to do so.” Well, Mattis was possibly lying back then, or at least saying what he thought would play well on television and in the newspapers. On November 14th, the day after the BBC story about Raqqa broke, he lied again, saying that the United States is in Syria under a U.N. authorization to fight ISIS, which is not true.”

    The US has become an internationally recognize liar and aggressor. Thanks, Israel.

    Meanwhile, in Russia: “I’d like to introduce you to the people who played a key part in saving Syria,” Putin told Assad as he introduced the men in green uniforms. “Of course, Mr. Assad knows some of you personally. He told me during our talks today that thanks to the Russian Army, Syria has been saved as a state.” Assad used the opportunity to relay the gratitude of his government and the Syrian people to those involved in the two-year operation in the war-torn nation. “I would like to underline the effort made by the armed forces of the Russian Federation, the sacrifices they have made,” he said.” https://www.rt.com/news/410467-putin-assad-meet-syria/

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  24. Avery says:
    @Michael Kenny
    Logically, the US would want to keep on good terms with ISIS so as to be able to use it later against Putin in Syria (or Chechnya!). As always, Putin is the centrepiece of the problem. Ukraine? Syria? Iran? North Korea? No Putin, no problem.

    { to use it later against Putin in Syria}

    You just woke up from hibernation?
    US has been using ISIS in Syria for 4-5 years against Assad, and Putin’s AF has been chopping the head-choppers to little of chunks of burnt swine.
    Unfortunately the number of ISIS cannibals available for pulverizing by RuAF has greatly diminished lately: just when Russian AF was getting warmed up, they ran out of juicy ISIS targets.

    {(or Chechnya!)}

    Wow (!).
    Are you delusional or what (!!).

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    He is just a regular Israel-firster. For Mr. Kenny, the humanity be sacrificed in the name of the apartheid Jewish State.
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  25. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Whom does the US military really fight against in Syria? – Not the ISIS, for sure. https://southfront.org/syrian-war-al-bukamal-is-liberated-what-now/
    “The at-Tanf area on the Syrian-Iraqi border is controlled by the US-led coalition and a few US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups. FSA units are concentrated around the US garrison at at-Tanf and in the nearby refugee camp. The US says that it needs this garrison to fight ISIS while in fact it is just preventing Syria and Iraq from using the Damascus-Baghdad highway as a supply line. US forces respond with airstrikes and shelling to any Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attempts to reach at-Tanf.”

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  26. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    This is a great article, although it would be easier to understand with ✡proper✡ punctuation, e.g., (((posse of neo-cohens))), (((ISIS))), (((US media))).

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  27. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Erebus
    You beat me to it. :-)

    I was going to post this Zerohedge version, which includes parts of the interview in translation, and other juicy tidbits.
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-28/shocking-viral-interview-qatar-confesses-secrets-behind-syrian-war

    Here's another, that dates back to the time when Qatar was isolated by the GCC (probably not a coincidence).
    https://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/us-and-gulf-allies-supported-islamist-extremists-syria-qatars-ex-prime-minister

    All 3 links are worth reading to get a picture of the resources and organization a rather sordid coalition of govts applied to regime change in Syria, and what their failure may come to mean. Assad stood up against a formidable force, and eventually outsmarted them by putting together an even smarter coalition.

    One hopes Syria sues them all for reparations.

    Agree.
    The Nuremberg Protocols have set the precedent for reparations for the Jews.
    Syria has been a victim of the US/Israel/Saudis aggression. Time to pay for the destruction and slaughtered civilians of all ages. .

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    "...US/Israel/Saudis aggression. Time to pay for the destruction ....."

    As long as payment is put up by our "leaders" and not the average american, i agree. Start building the gallows!
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  28. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Michael Kenny
    Logically, the US would want to keep on good terms with ISIS so as to be able to use it later against Putin in Syria (or Chechnya!). As always, Putin is the centrepiece of the problem. Ukraine? Syria? Iran? North Korea? No Putin, no problem.

    It is not so much the US that “want to keep on good terms with ISIS” in Syria. It is the Jewish state that wants Syria to disintegrate. Have not you heard the Israelis’ squealing about “bad Iran?” – Here we are. Israelis/Israel-firsters want to keep the US fighting for Jewish Lebensraum in the Middle East.

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  29. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Avery
    { to use it later against Putin in Syria}

    You just woke up from hibernation?
    US has been using ISIS in Syria for 4-5 years against Assad, and Putin's AF has been chopping the head-choppers to little of chunks of burnt swine.
    Unfortunately the number of ISIS cannibals available for pulverizing by RuAF has greatly diminished lately: just when Russian AF was getting warmed up, they ran out of juicy ISIS targets.

    {(or Chechnya!)}

    Wow (!).
    Are you delusional or what (!!).

    He is just a regular Israel-firster. For Mr. Kenny, the humanity be sacrificed in the name of the apartheid Jewish State.

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  30. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    More on the situation in Syria and the phony “war on terror:” https://www.globalresearch.ca/saudi-israeli-friendship-is-driving-the-rest-of-the-middle-east-together/5619176
    “Mohammed bin Salman, son of King Salman, began his internal purge of the Kingdom’s elite by removing from the line of succession Bin Nayef, a great friend of the US intelligence establishment (Brennan and Clapper). Bin Nayef was a firm partner of the US deep state. Saudi Arabia has for years worked for the CIA, advancing US strategic goals in the region and beyond. Thanks to the cooperation between Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, Bin Nayef, and US intelligence agencies, Washington has for years given the impression of fighting against Islamist terrorist while actually weaponizing jihadism since the 1980s by deploying it against rival countries like the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, the Iraqi government in 2014, the Syrian state in 2012, and Libya’s Gaddafi in 2011.”

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  31. Zumbuddi says:

    I meant to AGREE to #27, not 28.

    Israel’s evil schemes and malign influence of Izzie lovers are real enough, but the American people have got to grow up & grow a pair — realize that their representatives are themselves corrupt & warmongering for evil, unlawful motives.

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    An idea that the Christian West will exorcise itself from Judenevil, is simply not rooted in reality. See what happened with Christian Italy's opposition to BDS, a moral cause, clearly a Juden vs Muslim cause.

    The Christian West fears Islam the most, not as a nations conquering power, but as a spiritual mind conquering power, given Islam's undeniable focus on true monotheism... an ideological power which Christendom finds itself impotent against, given it own foundations in pagan polytheism.

    Even if we agree that Europeans for the most part will never accept true monotheism, but would rather wallow in the godlessness of Atheism, Gnosticism, or whatever, as is happening now, the fact that by numbers alone Christianity would play second fiddle to Islam, would be psychologically crushing to the supremacist West, a culture which prides its glory on its Christian faith.

    The Christian West has no such fear of Judenism, the exclusive membership cult, even if Juden faithful clearly revile their "deity," and his holy mother, herself a perceived "deity," no less. Your nations will always keep Judens close (sure, preferably not inside), because that cult will always remain the implacable enemies of Islam (you know, enemy of my enemy, and all).

    So, why does the Christian West fear Islam's consistent message of True Monotheism? Because, I believe most Christians know that at its core, their faith is simply, Polytheism.

    http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/db0_onegod.htm

    http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/m01_religion.htm

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  32. A four-mile long convoy and who stood down the Russkies?

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  33. Chu says:

    It Never ends…

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    Something tells me that the end is approaching. It won't be pleasant for us, though.
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  34. Simply the continuation of the US policy of Obama/Clinton under a new administration designed to weaken or remove the Syrian Gov’t for Israel’s benefit. The Israelis routinely treat ISIS and al-Qaeda fighters and return them to the battlefield while shelling the Syrian Arab Army whenever they have an excuse. Same stuff, different day.

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  35. Hi PG, great observation. They can’t kill all their “hitman thugs”, the mass bombing was not done to destroy ISIS, a group that was created by ZIA, Mossad, and Wahabi thugs to destroy the ME, kill as many Muslim civilians and others, and send the rest packing to Europe, while keeping the “fake war on terror ” alive and kicking. Russia and Iran have put their noses in a ” well thought plan”, spoilers that have to be dealt with. But their hands can only reach Iran , except it might burn.
    Letting ISIS go unmolested is one proof they are in cahoots
    Anyone announcing, “ISIS is our greatest threat ” and calling those helping get rid of this threat as a “threat “, that’s a definite suspect.
    ISIS is only continuing the 9/11 narrative. Iran and Russia have to be stopped at any cost, the Zionists have to fulfill their dreams….

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  36. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Zumbuddi
    I meant to AGREE to #27, not 28.

    Israel's evil schemes and malign influence of Izzie lovers are real enough, but the American people have got to grow up & grow a pair --- realize that their representatives are themselves corrupt & warmongering for evil, unlawful motives.

    An idea that the Christian West will exorcise itself from Judenevil, is simply not rooted in reality. See what happened with Christian Italy’s opposition to BDS, a moral cause, clearly a Juden vs Muslim cause.

    The Christian West fears Islam the most, not as a nations conquering power, but as a spiritual mind conquering power, given Islam’s undeniable focus on true monotheism… an ideological power which Christendom finds itself impotent against, given it own foundations in pagan polytheism.

    Even if we agree that Europeans for the most part will never accept true monotheism, but would rather wallow in the godlessness of Atheism, Gnosticism, or whatever, as is happening now, the fact that by numbers alone Christianity would play second fiddle to Islam, would be psychologically crushing to the supremacist West, a culture which prides its glory on its Christian faith.

    The Christian West has no such fear of Judenism, the exclusive membership cult, even if Juden faithful clearly revile their “deity,” and his holy mother, herself a perceived “deity,” no less. Your nations will always keep Judens close (sure, preferably not inside), because that cult will always remain the implacable enemies of Islam (you know, enemy of my enemy, and all).

    So, why does the Christian West fear Islam’s consistent message of True Monotheism? Because, I believe most Christians know that at its core, their faith is simply, Polytheism.

    http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/db0_onegod.htm

    http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/m01_religion.htm

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    The Christian West fears Islam the most
     
    I think you are making this far too intellectual. I don't think many people operate at this level.

    The reason why most people in the West fear Islam is likely because too many Muslims have done a piss-poor job in becoming boons for their host countries and too many act like jack-asses (and dangerous ones at that).

    Our community needs to do some serious self-reflection and reign in some of the idiot youth we have running around before we start taking it up to the level of debate about theological points. Nobody's going to listen to you debate Trinitarianism if they are afraid you're looking to steal their lunch money.

    Read up on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/33/MaslowsHierarchyOfNeeds.svg/450px-MaslowsHierarchyOfNeeds.svg.png

    You are trying to punch way above where we are at right now. Trust me, people who are dissatisfied with Trinitariansim don't need advertising.

    Wa salaam.
    , @Zumbuddi
    Agree with Talha that you are over thinking the situation. Wouldn't have used the Maslow thing, but no matter ---

    imo religion-theology-sectarian conflict are at the bottom of barrel in explaining the wars.
    Muslims are pissed at USA/West because USA/WEST INVADED them & killed their people. It's not much more complicated then that.
    It is hideous that Islam is demonized and Muslims made the fall guy --- that is a specialty of Jews--drumming up gut-level hate. Other cultures use propaganda in war --- Romans did,Napoleon was a master propagandist.
    But Jews (no, not Nazis/ Goebbels but Jews)own the franchise on ginning up hate.

    In the '60s and '70s US universities overflowed with Iranian Paki Indian grad students. It was a dynamic time. Now Jews are all over our best universities & it"s ugly.

    But my original point was, American citizens have to take responsibility for the CRIMES of their leaders.
    , @Delinquent Snail
    You have a high opinion of westerners. Most are too dumb or busy to even look at the differences between islam and whatever the west believes.

    If all peoples would just abandon the religions of their grandfathers and take responsibility for their actions in life (instead of taking a back seat and allowing a mythical "judge" to have a say after death), this planet would be a better place.

    Most people agree that kindness, decency and respect are the cornerstones of all the moral principles that religions impose on their followers. So why do we need the mythical stories and outdated traditions to be good?
    , @Jake
    Christianity is Trinitarianism. Mohammedanism is a Gnostic heresy of both Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism, mixed together with some nicely disguised aspects of Arabic paganism.
    , @Moi
    Yup--Islam is true monotheism and the straight path!
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  37. renfro says:

    ” I think that Washington, which has done so little to defeat ISIS, wants some threat to continue so it can keep its own “resistance forces” in place and active to give it a seat at the table and a voice at the upcoming Geneva discussions for a political settlement in Syria.”>>

    You are 100% Philip.
    And Isr’merica has to keep terriers alive and well to continue ‘the threat’ to civilization.

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  38. @DESERT FOX
    The fact is that ISIS aka AL CIADA was created by the U.S. and Israel and Britain ie the CIA and the MOSSAD and MI 6 to be their proxy mercenaries to do regime change and this is what they did at a cost of thousands of American servicemen and millions of civilians dead and over 6 TRILLION dollars pissed away for the benefit of ISRAEL and the Zionist bankers and the Zionist controlled MIC.

    The Zionists control the U.S. and this was proven by the coverup of the attack on the USS LIBERTY and the coverup of ISRAELS attack on the WORLD TRADE CENTER on 911, there is no end to the hell that Zionist Israel will inflict on America.

    Right on. And all the espionage that have been going on and covered up for decades.

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    Jews or Jewish “converts” in the thousands from France and other European countries have joined ISIS, which should tell you all there is to know about ISIS. Only reason for a Muslim to join ISIS is if they are a government agent of a Western or West-supported puppet country …. any other type of Muslim joining this CIA created bullshit called “isis” is just plain a hopeless fool

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  40. We’re probably now in a permanent state of war, until we go the way of the USSR. With fewer and fewer civilian peacetime jobs that actually pay the rent available, the MIMC (Military-Industrial-Media Complex) is the only thing keeping the economy from flatlining. As others have pointed out, cui bono? Read Kevin Phillips’ House of Bush, House of Saud for some background. You can bet the Bush family is making money off of it.

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  41. Talha says:
    @anonymous
    An idea that the Christian West will exorcise itself from Judenevil, is simply not rooted in reality. See what happened with Christian Italy's opposition to BDS, a moral cause, clearly a Juden vs Muslim cause.

    The Christian West fears Islam the most, not as a nations conquering power, but as a spiritual mind conquering power, given Islam's undeniable focus on true monotheism... an ideological power which Christendom finds itself impotent against, given it own foundations in pagan polytheism.

    Even if we agree that Europeans for the most part will never accept true monotheism, but would rather wallow in the godlessness of Atheism, Gnosticism, or whatever, as is happening now, the fact that by numbers alone Christianity would play second fiddle to Islam, would be psychologically crushing to the supremacist West, a culture which prides its glory on its Christian faith.

    The Christian West has no such fear of Judenism, the exclusive membership cult, even if Juden faithful clearly revile their "deity," and his holy mother, herself a perceived "deity," no less. Your nations will always keep Judens close (sure, preferably not inside), because that cult will always remain the implacable enemies of Islam (you know, enemy of my enemy, and all).

    So, why does the Christian West fear Islam's consistent message of True Monotheism? Because, I believe most Christians know that at its core, their faith is simply, Polytheism.

    http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/db0_onegod.htm

    http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/m01_religion.htm

    The Christian West fears Islam the most

    I think you are making this far too intellectual. I don’t think many people operate at this level.

    The reason why most people in the West fear Islam is likely because too many Muslims have done a piss-poor job in becoming boons for their host countries and too many act like jack-asses (and dangerous ones at that).

    Our community needs to do some serious self-reflection and reign in some of the idiot youth we have running around before we start taking it up to the level of debate about theological points. Nobody’s going to listen to you debate Trinitarianism if they are afraid you’re looking to steal their lunch money.

    Read up on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs

    You are trying to punch way above where we are at right now. Trust me, people who are dissatisfied with Trinitariansim don’t need advertising.

    Wa salaam.

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  42. @Michael Kenny
    Logically, the US would want to keep on good terms with ISIS so as to be able to use it later against Putin in Syria (or Chechnya!). As always, Putin is the centrepiece of the problem. Ukraine? Syria? Iran? North Korea? No Putin, no problem.

    Troll!!!!

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  43. the goal is to mess syria up, just like libya, iraq and all the other countries in the ME. for the 17 years of continuous wars waged by the us, the ME will take at least a few decades just to recover to pre 2003 lvls. and the 17 years isn’t the end. this will continue. turkey almost got taken over in a us backed insurrection. when russia got involved in syria, that wasn’t just a wrench in the american planning cogs, that was like a wrecking ball.

    when I look at pictures and videos of the devastation, I get the feeling we are evil as fuck as a country.

    ps: look at yemen. that is a proxi war too by using SA. all the deaths in that country is also on us.

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  44. @Michael Kenny
    Logically, the US would want to keep on good terms with ISIS so as to be able to use it later against Putin in Syria (or Chechnya!). As always, Putin is the centrepiece of the problem. Ukraine? Syria? Iran? North Korea? No Putin, no problem.

    Were you born an idiot or did you go to college?

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  45. @Chu
    It Never ends...

    Something tells me that the end is approaching. It won’t be pleasant for us, though.

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  46. Flavius says:

    It’s not or what, Phil. It’s incorrigible stupidity.
    When the US Government playmaker is an amalgam of the Quiet and the Ugly American and has charged himself with ‘doing something about’ changing political and social conditions in a country he knows nothing about, considers himself too superior to learn anything about, and knows that he personally will be immune from the consequences of failure, decapitation as a policy comes readily and easily to his mind: Ngo Dinh Diem; Saddam Hussein; Muammar Qaddafi. Sometimes when decapitation seems to be not immediately practicable, he takes out an option on the future with mere demonization: Assad; of course Putin; countless others.
    But this has to be on Trump. Russia, China and the far east, the Middle East are now policy realities that are unfolding on his watch. He entered office without political friends and surrounded himself with generals and family whose only favorable qualification is that they are not generals: the very predictable results have not been impressive. I can only surmise that the execrable Nikki Haley holds a chip against her firing. The woman cannot open her mouth without causing real fear that there is literally no reasonable person in our entire foreign policy apparatus who is holding the reins.
    The trajectory does not look good. If there is someone out there who could point to a calamity averting firewall in this Administration, a George Schultz, a Jim Baker, just somebody who is recognizably adult, stable and sane and is not a general, I would very much like to know who it is. I would sleep better.

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  47. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Michael Kenny
    Logically, the US would want to keep on good terms with ISIS so as to be able to use it later against Putin in Syria (or Chechnya!). As always, Putin is the centrepiece of the problem. Ukraine? Syria? Iran? North Korea? No Putin, no problem.

    Israeli parasite: http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/11/httpssouthfrontorgisraels-military-expenditures-and-military-industrial-complex-overview-and-dynamics.html
    “The biggest element of US-Israeli military-technical cooperation is military aid. Israel is the main recipient of US military aid in the form of grants and direct deliveries of equipment on advantageous terms. Since 1976, Israel has been the biggest recipient of annual US aid, and since 1987 of US military aid. In addition, by some estimates Israel receives $1 billion a year in the form of charity contributions, and a similar sum through short- and long-term funds. US provide aid to Israel in various forms: Foreign Military Sales, Direct Commercial Sales, Excess Defense Articles, and also funds to support research and development. Moreover, the Foreign Military Financing program implemented by the US Department of State has become, over the years, the largest of all such programs implemented by the US. One should note that, for example, out of $5.7 billion budgeted for this program in 2014, $3.1 went to Israel, In other words, Israel obtains more military assistance through this program than the rest of the world combined. This sum does not include the financing for Israel’s ABM programs, which are estimated at another $500 million. Unlike other programs, FMF allows Israel to spend up to 25% of US-provided funding on own military programs. All other countries receiving military aid must spend it only on US weapons and equipment.”

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  48. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @DESERT FOX
    The fact is that ISIS aka AL CIADA was created by the U.S. and Israel and Britain ie the CIA and the MOSSAD and MI 6 to be their proxy mercenaries to do regime change and this is what they did at a cost of thousands of American servicemen and millions of civilians dead and over 6 TRILLION dollars pissed away for the benefit of ISRAEL and the Zionist bankers and the Zionist controlled MIC.

    The Zionists control the U.S. and this was proven by the coverup of the attack on the USS LIBERTY and the coverup of ISRAELS attack on the WORLD TRADE CENTER on 911, there is no end to the hell that Zionist Israel will inflict on America.

    From Sic Semper Tyrannis: http://turcopolier.typepad.com
    “…what’s theirs [Israelis] is theirs, and what’s yours is theirs as well. … I don’t doubt that US government gifts to Israel benefit American defense industry, but these gifts come right out of the pocket of the American taxpayer and what do we get for it? … Israeli forces are in no way at the disposition of the US. They are not assets of American policy. Israel sees itself as an self-defining island in the world and the only real home for Jews. As such it thinks it cannot afford to be sentimental about any predominately gentile state, in other words, all others. And then, there is the repeated phenomenon of Israel either skirting the provisions of proprietary agreements about equipment sales or shared R&D or simply outright violations of these agreements in sales to third parties.”
    – In short, Israelis are cheaters and thieves and no friends to the US; they are just parasites.

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    Israel will destroy America, just as a parasite eventually kills its host, so shall Israel kill America.
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  49. phil says:
    @Ted Nuisance
    this site is an odd mix of excellent analysis and obvious nonsense for angry dullards.

    this article is the latter.

    "all war is deception" -some Asian fella

    keep howling at the moon!

    (((they're))) coming for your guns!

    hahahahahaaaaa

    Please improve the site by making constructive comments.

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  51. Zumbuddi says:
    @anonymous
    An idea that the Christian West will exorcise itself from Judenevil, is simply not rooted in reality. See what happened with Christian Italy's opposition to BDS, a moral cause, clearly a Juden vs Muslim cause.

    The Christian West fears Islam the most, not as a nations conquering power, but as a spiritual mind conquering power, given Islam's undeniable focus on true monotheism... an ideological power which Christendom finds itself impotent against, given it own foundations in pagan polytheism.

    Even if we agree that Europeans for the most part will never accept true monotheism, but would rather wallow in the godlessness of Atheism, Gnosticism, or whatever, as is happening now, the fact that by numbers alone Christianity would play second fiddle to Islam, would be psychologically crushing to the supremacist West, a culture which prides its glory on its Christian faith.

    The Christian West has no such fear of Judenism, the exclusive membership cult, even if Juden faithful clearly revile their "deity," and his holy mother, herself a perceived "deity," no less. Your nations will always keep Judens close (sure, preferably not inside), because that cult will always remain the implacable enemies of Islam (you know, enemy of my enemy, and all).

    So, why does the Christian West fear Islam's consistent message of True Monotheism? Because, I believe most Christians know that at its core, their faith is simply, Polytheism.

    http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/db0_onegod.htm

    http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/m01_religion.htm

    Agree with Talha that you are over thinking the situation. Wouldn’t have used the Maslow thing, but no matter —

    imo religion-theology-sectarian conflict are at the bottom of barrel in explaining the wars.
    Muslims are pissed at USA/West because USA/WEST INVADED them & killed their people. It’s not much more complicated then that.
    It is hideous that Islam is demonized and Muslims made the fall guy — that is a specialty of Jews–drumming up gut-level hate. Other cultures use propaganda in war — Romans did,Napoleon was a master propagandist.
    But Jews (no, not Nazis/ Goebbels but Jews)own the franchise on ginning up hate.

    In the ’60s and ’70s US universities overflowed with Iranian Paki Indian grad students. It was a dynamic time. Now Jews are all over our best universities & it”s ugly.

    But my original point was, American citizens have to take responsibility for the CRIMES of their leaders.

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  52. Art says:
    @Cloak And Dagger
    Another great article, Phil! I hope those jerks at TAC with their rapidly declining readership are realizing how idiotic it was to fire you.

    Your waggish friend may have a point, but there are several parties that would benefit from the continuing conflict in that region:

    - Arms manufacturers lose money in times of peace, so the MIC is clearly an important beneficiary.
    - Israel benefits as long as there is chaos in the Middle East and no unification of its enemies. It also benefits by keeping the boogeyman alive so that it can continue to siphon off our largesse in terms of military aid "to defend itself".
    - The US government benefits by continuing to have a reason to be there in order to thwart Russia's growing influence in the region.
    - The Russians benefit by continuing to demonstrate their military prowess and gaining both allies in the region as well as customers for their advanced weaponry.


    Who doesn't benefit?

    - We and our fellow citizens don't, as our taxes continue to fund this mayhem while our own economy and our standard of living plummets (except for the elite).
    - The people of that region continue to live their lives in hell without any normalcy, and so see no benefits.
    - The European countries become hosts to the tide of refugees escaping from the region, mixed with enough mischief makers to increase social tension in major European cities, so the Europeans don't benefit.

    Wouldn't it be great if we could get rid of our war-mongering interventionists, fueled by Israel-firsters, and gain influence in the world as China does, by focusing on trade instead of wars? Couldn't we just buy the resources we need as China does, rather than stealing them by force from others?

    Couldn't we, once more, become manufacturers and traders, rather than mercenaries for Israel? That would Make America Great Again.

    If wishes were horses...

    Couldn’t we, once more, become manufacturers and traders, rather than mercenaries for Israel? That would Make America Great Again.

    Sorry – but Trump has one giant chink in his armor – he is Netanyahu’s fluffer – he supports the Jew’s hardon for humanity.

    Think Peace — Art

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    It is really hard to know where Trumps thoughts are. Is his constant support of Israel a true belief or is it a cynical way to get to where he wants to go - and is that destination good for the US or just for Trump?

    I understood when Madonna converted to Judaism to salvage her dying career in Hollywood (how un-Jewish a name is Madonna?), but I can't quite grok why Ivanka did that, since she is not lacking in the monetary department. Is Jared considered such a hunk by women that they would embrace the tenets of another faith and accompanying rites to marry him, or is there an even baser reason? Was having his daughter convert to Judaism a ploy on Trump's path to the presidency - a marriage of convenience to acquire the realm? Maybe it is true love...

    Cynical minds want to know...

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  53. @MEexpert
    As long the axis of evil consisting of "the most moral and exceptional nation," "the nation with the best and moral army," and "the nation of corruption fighters" continues to dominate the world scene the Muslim blood will continue to be spilt. I could have never imagined that the United States will lose every fiber of decency and morality for the sake of few AIPAC dollars.

    The American public is brain dead. If you repeat lies enough times they become the truth and the American public will swallow it hook-line and sinker.

    Iraq had weapons of mass destruction
     

    Syrian President Assad gassed his people
     

    US is in Syria by UN consent
     

    US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia/UAE are fighting terrorism
     

    Iran has nuclear weapons
     
    These are few of the lies that have been told by our politicians and the MSM. Just ask any average American and he will tell you that yes these are true statements. As long as the present state of affairs continues the mayhem in the Middle East will continue.

    I am not at all surprised that the US and her allies helped escape ISIS fighters. Remember that ISIS, AL-Qaeda and all the other alphabet fighters were created by the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. These three have to protect their investment of man-power and weapons to be used some other place. In Fourteen years, ISIS or Al-Qaeda has never attacked Israel. Coincidence? Hmmmm.

    How do we stop it? The only way to end this slaughter of innocent Muslims is by eliminating every zionist/neocon from the face of this earth. As long as even one zionist/neocon remains he will sprout up evereywhere and continue this corruption. And, please spare me the indignation at my calling Muslims "innocent." Before the Palestinian issue there were no hijackings, kidnappings, or killings of non-Muslim by Muslims. This started when the benevolent Western nations got rid of the Jews from the Europe and put them in the Middle east.

    Does this mean that we can expect considerable fumbling and a game with no exit strategy, something like a replay of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya?
     
    Yes, indeed.

    Pretty sure the people of spain would disagree with “Before the Palestinian issue there were no hijackings, kidnappings, or killings of non-Muslim by Muslims. This started when the benevolent Western nations got rid of the Jews from the Europe and put them in the Middle east.” the crusades werent just Christians fighting Muslims, muslims pushed back and did more damage then the european Christians did.

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  54. @Anon
    Agree.
    The Nuremberg Protocols have set the precedent for reparations for the Jews.
    Syria has been a victim of the US/Israel/Saudis aggression. Time to pay for the destruction and slaughtered civilians of all ages. .

    “…US/Israel/Saudis aggression. Time to pay for the destruction …..”

    As long as payment is put up by our “leaders” and not the average american, i agree. Start building the gallows!

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    First, we should redirect the hefty allowance for Israel to the restoration of Syria.
    Meanwhile, Israel continues protecting ISIS and invading Syria: http://thesaker.is/syrian-war-report-november-20-2017-government-troops-liberated-al-bukamal-from-isis/
    "In southern Syria, the SAA entered into the villages of Kafr Hawar, Bayt Sabir, Baytima and established control over them. HTS militants had withdrawn from the area thanks to the SAA actions and protests of the locals. Israel responded to the SAA operations with two shelling incidents from its battle tanks. The first took place on November 18. The second was reported on November 20. The SAA suffered no casualties. Tel Aviv is upset that the Syrian government is restoring control over the areas previously seized by militants."
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  55. @jacques sheete
    Sorry to nitpick , PG ,and sorry to be so redundant, but I must once again appeal to authors to quit calling the presstitutes and cesspool media "mainstream."

    It is the voice of plutoligarchs and is in no rational way, mainstream. The term lends an air of credibility to utter trash when it deserves, instead, to be discredited at every opportunity.

    It is the mainstream tho. We know it is bullshit, but its still the main “news” outlet. They controll the narrative, and they have the majority of listeners/watchers. That makes them mainstream.

    Mainstream doesn’t have to mean “good”, “honest” or “accurate”, just popular and widely consumed.

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    It is the mainstream tho.
     
    Still, using the term legitimizes it somewhat more than it deserves. And it supports the agendas of the plutoligarchs and they are not mainstream by any means.
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  56. c matt says:
    @MEexpert
    As long the axis of evil consisting of "the most moral and exceptional nation," "the nation with the best and moral army," and "the nation of corruption fighters" continues to dominate the world scene the Muslim blood will continue to be spilt. I could have never imagined that the United States will lose every fiber of decency and morality for the sake of few AIPAC dollars.

    The American public is brain dead. If you repeat lies enough times they become the truth and the American public will swallow it hook-line and sinker.

    Iraq had weapons of mass destruction
     

    Syrian President Assad gassed his people
     

    US is in Syria by UN consent
     

    US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia/UAE are fighting terrorism
     

    Iran has nuclear weapons
     
    These are few of the lies that have been told by our politicians and the MSM. Just ask any average American and he will tell you that yes these are true statements. As long as the present state of affairs continues the mayhem in the Middle East will continue.

    I am not at all surprised that the US and her allies helped escape ISIS fighters. Remember that ISIS, AL-Qaeda and all the other alphabet fighters were created by the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. These three have to protect their investment of man-power and weapons to be used some other place. In Fourteen years, ISIS or Al-Qaeda has never attacked Israel. Coincidence? Hmmmm.

    How do we stop it? The only way to end this slaughter of innocent Muslims is by eliminating every zionist/neocon from the face of this earth. As long as even one zionist/neocon remains he will sprout up evereywhere and continue this corruption. And, please spare me the indignation at my calling Muslims "innocent." Before the Palestinian issue there were no hijackings, kidnappings, or killings of non-Muslim by Muslims. This started when the benevolent Western nations got rid of the Jews from the Europe and put them in the Middle east.

    Does this mean that we can expect considerable fumbling and a game with no exit strategy, something like a replay of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya?
     
    Yes, indeed.

    I could have never imagined that the United States will lose every fiber of decency and morality for the sake of few AIPAC dollars.

    Imagination has nothing to do with it – it is simple observation.

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  57. @anonymous
    An idea that the Christian West will exorcise itself from Judenevil, is simply not rooted in reality. See what happened with Christian Italy's opposition to BDS, a moral cause, clearly a Juden vs Muslim cause.

    The Christian West fears Islam the most, not as a nations conquering power, but as a spiritual mind conquering power, given Islam's undeniable focus on true monotheism... an ideological power which Christendom finds itself impotent against, given it own foundations in pagan polytheism.

    Even if we agree that Europeans for the most part will never accept true monotheism, but would rather wallow in the godlessness of Atheism, Gnosticism, or whatever, as is happening now, the fact that by numbers alone Christianity would play second fiddle to Islam, would be psychologically crushing to the supremacist West, a culture which prides its glory on its Christian faith.

    The Christian West has no such fear of Judenism, the exclusive membership cult, even if Juden faithful clearly revile their "deity," and his holy mother, herself a perceived "deity," no less. Your nations will always keep Judens close (sure, preferably not inside), because that cult will always remain the implacable enemies of Islam (you know, enemy of my enemy, and all).

    So, why does the Christian West fear Islam's consistent message of True Monotheism? Because, I believe most Christians know that at its core, their faith is simply, Polytheism.

    http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/db0_onegod.htm

    http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/m01_religion.htm

    You have a high opinion of westerners. Most are too dumb or busy to even look at the differences between islam and whatever the west believes.

    If all peoples would just abandon the religions of their grandfathers and take responsibility for their actions in life (instead of taking a back seat and allowing a mythical “judge” to have a say after death), this planet would be a better place.

    Most people agree that kindness, decency and respect are the cornerstones of all the moral principles that religions impose on their followers. So why do we need the mythical stories and outdated traditions to be good?

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    Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Mao, Fanon, Marcuse, and Soros agree with your Deep Thoughts 100%.
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  58. @MEexpert
    As long the axis of evil consisting of "the most moral and exceptional nation," "the nation with the best and moral army," and "the nation of corruption fighters" continues to dominate the world scene the Muslim blood will continue to be spilt. I could have never imagined that the United States will lose every fiber of decency and morality for the sake of few AIPAC dollars.

    The American public is brain dead. If you repeat lies enough times they become the truth and the American public will swallow it hook-line and sinker.

    Iraq had weapons of mass destruction
     

    Syrian President Assad gassed his people
     

    US is in Syria by UN consent
     

    US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia/UAE are fighting terrorism
     

    Iran has nuclear weapons
     
    These are few of the lies that have been told by our politicians and the MSM. Just ask any average American and he will tell you that yes these are true statements. As long as the present state of affairs continues the mayhem in the Middle East will continue.

    I am not at all surprised that the US and her allies helped escape ISIS fighters. Remember that ISIS, AL-Qaeda and all the other alphabet fighters were created by the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. These three have to protect their investment of man-power and weapons to be used some other place. In Fourteen years, ISIS or Al-Qaeda has never attacked Israel. Coincidence? Hmmmm.

    How do we stop it? The only way to end this slaughter of innocent Muslims is by eliminating every zionist/neocon from the face of this earth. As long as even one zionist/neocon remains he will sprout up evereywhere and continue this corruption. And, please spare me the indignation at my calling Muslims "innocent." Before the Palestinian issue there were no hijackings, kidnappings, or killings of non-Muslim by Muslims. This started when the benevolent Western nations got rid of the Jews from the Europe and put them in the Middle east.

    Does this mean that we can expect considerable fumbling and a game with no exit strategy, something like a replay of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya?
     
    Yes, indeed.

    “Iran has nuclear weapons” etc.

    “These are few of the lies that have been told by our politicians and the MSM. Just ask any average American and he will tell you that yes these are true statements.”

    — MEexpert

    MEexpert must not live in USA. If you ask “any average American” who lives in this country about such things, he will probably mutter a perfunctory “yeah, right,” and then walk away from you, thinking to himself, “ay-ho”, meaning “AH”.

    Percentage of Americans with any confidence in Congress? Maybe just barely in double digits, and maybe not. Same for MSM … oh, sure, some people still have their favorite TV news channel, but that’s only because talking heads can’t say often enough that it’s all BS, present company excepted … and anyway very few people watch any TV news. Those that do are partisan and get told by their favorite talking head exactly what they think they want to hear.

    So if you ask a guy if Iran has nukes, he’ll likely say, “Yeah, sure” but he will actually be remembering that it came out a few years ago that Iran had no WMDs. And then if you ask, “Iran and Iraq: they’re the same country, aren’t they?” he’ll likely say, “Yeah, sure.” And now with Iraq having a Shiite government, that’ll be pretty much true… see how that works .. like a stopped clock … just give it some time and it will be accurate, at least for a while. But if you would wind up the clock, it would still work, it’s just that nobody winds anything up any more …. it’s all battery powered….or maybe solar …

    “Braindead”? It’s more like parts of the brain have been put to sleep. Those parts can be woke in an election year to temporarily take some interest, but now that the election is old news, we return to the basic truth: “nobody cares.”

    Politics? Don’t ask, don’t tell — that’s the policy of Joe Sixpack. Sally Sixpack? “Trump is a serial groper, it’s disgusting.” To which, Joe says, “Yeah sure.”

    Americans are practical people. A lot of guys, if you get to where you are exposing the whole rotten system, they’ll say, “Well, let me know where we’re going to form up, and I’ll grab a couple of my guns and meet you there.”

    “Yeah, sure.”

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    MEexpert must not live in USA. If you ask “any average American” who lives in this country about such things, he will probably mutter a perfunctory “yeah, right,” and then walk away from you, thinking to himself, “ay-ho”, meaning “AH”.
     
    Unless the polls are wrong, and they may very well be, it has been shown that average American believes that Iran does have a nuclear weapon. It is also true that they get their information from the MSM. Every home has CNN doing Israel's bidding and if Israel say Iran has Nuclear weapon then she must. They still may shrug their shoulders and say so what but the fact remains that they do believe that.

    I do live in the USA and I have seen some of the most ethical representatives. Senators Fulbright, Goldwater, Charles Percy, and Adlai Stevenson come to mind. Ron Paul is the modern day example. Fulbright, Percy, and Stevenson refused to sell their soul to AIPAC and went down to defeat. Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace, Chet Huntley, and David Brinkley were some of the shining stars of the MSM. When I see Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, I feel his father, poor old Mike turning in his grave.
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  59. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Delinquent Snail
    "...US/Israel/Saudis aggression. Time to pay for the destruction ....."

    As long as payment is put up by our "leaders" and not the average american, i agree. Start building the gallows!

    First, we should redirect the hefty allowance for Israel to the restoration of Syria.
    Meanwhile, Israel continues protecting ISIS and invading Syria: http://thesaker.is/syrian-war-report-november-20-2017-government-troops-liberated-al-bukamal-from-isis/
    “In southern Syria, the SAA entered into the villages of Kafr Hawar, Bayt Sabir, Baytima and established control over them. HTS militants had withdrawn from the area thanks to the SAA actions and protests of the locals. Israel responded to the SAA operations with two shelling incidents from its battle tanks. The first took place on November 18. The second was reported on November 20. The SAA suffered no casualties. Tel Aviv is upset that the Syrian government is restoring control over the areas previously seized by militants.”

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  60. Hey Phil,

    Must assert what the American-Israeli military did with ISIS is far from “stupid.”

    Such action was practical.

    Copying the genius of Henry Ford, the leftover ISIS remnant is become interchangeable parts which can get readily reactivated within the next popularized wave of “Radical Islam” which will likely appear in order to wage merciless war…, uh on Lebanon.

    I am figuring (brand name) al-Qaeda will soon get a curtain call.

    Thank you very much.

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    Here is a nice outline on training American Fifth column by Israel-firsters -- "The U.S. Military as a Zionist Organization," by Shoshana Bryen: https://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/2017/11/20/u-s-military-zionist-organization/

    "I have taken more than 400 American security professionals – primarily retired American Admirals and Generals – to Israel in more than 30 trips. And at the other end of their careers, I have sent more than 500 cadets and midshipmen of our service academies to Israel before they received their commissions. ...I never found one that didn’t believe in the relationship between Jews and the land of Israel. The United States military, then, is a Zionist institution."
    Rejoyce, Americans -- Israel-firsters are satisfied with your brass.

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  61. Jake says:
    @jacques sheete

    Even muslim fanatics would have sense enough to know that they were being set up for abandonment and betrayal should they join the next CIA army in a regime change project..
     
    This is the first time I've ever seen that concept in print, but it is as valid as it is obvious. I've often wondered what motivated people to sign on with the world's most corrupt entities when it's obvious that they are not and probably never have been reliable or trustworthy partners.

    The US betrays its allies, the Arab peoples, just as it betrayed the Philippine freedom fighters (against the Spanish Empire) 20 years previously.:

    CAIRO, Egypt, May 27,—The last hope of 30,000,000 Arabs to win freedom for their race without further bloodshed vanished when cables from Washington announced that the United States had concluded an agreement with Great Britain… The Arabs came into the war on the side of the allies against their Turkish co-religionists in- response to the allies’ promise of freedom…The Arab support" was determined and effective.”

    Newspaper article by Junius B. Wood on the American recognition of Britain's mandate in Palestine, Chicago Daily News,27 May 1922 (also The Sunday Star, Washington)

    http://dcollections.oberlin.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/kingcrane/id/1686/rec/18

     

    The US betrays its allies because that is what the English did. Palmerston may have expressed it best: “We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow.”

    It’s a WASP imperial thing.

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    It’s a WASP imperial thing.
     
    I do not disagree, but I would add that it's a Zionist (not necessarily Jewish) imperial thing as well.
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  62. Jake says:
    @Delinquent Snail
    You have a high opinion of westerners. Most are too dumb or busy to even look at the differences between islam and whatever the west believes.

    If all peoples would just abandon the religions of their grandfathers and take responsibility for their actions in life (instead of taking a back seat and allowing a mythical "judge" to have a say after death), this planet would be a better place.

    Most people agree that kindness, decency and respect are the cornerstones of all the moral principles that religions impose on their followers. So why do we need the mythical stories and outdated traditions to be good?

    Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Mao, Fanon, Marcuse, and Soros agree with your Deep Thoughts 100%.

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    He does not profess zionism - what's your problem?
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  63. One Tribe says:

    Delinquent understanding of history:

    “Pretty sure the people of spain would disagree with “Before the Palestinian issue there were no hijackings, kidnappings, or killings of non-Muslim by Muslims.”

    You should carefully validate your historical ‘facts‘, especially when describing “hijackings, kidnappings, or killings of non-Muslim”, in Spain after the Islamic ‘Moorish’ conquest; try Douglas Reed “The Controversy of Zion” p.89 ish at: https://archive.org/details/TheControversyOfZion

    You will see how events of our current era from 1800, follow a pattern traceable for 25 centuries.

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    I wasnt aware you replied to me.
    I will read that link when i have time. Im always open to new information.
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  64. Jake says:
    @anonymous
    An idea that the Christian West will exorcise itself from Judenevil, is simply not rooted in reality. See what happened with Christian Italy's opposition to BDS, a moral cause, clearly a Juden vs Muslim cause.

    The Christian West fears Islam the most, not as a nations conquering power, but as a spiritual mind conquering power, given Islam's undeniable focus on true monotheism... an ideological power which Christendom finds itself impotent against, given it own foundations in pagan polytheism.

    Even if we agree that Europeans for the most part will never accept true monotheism, but would rather wallow in the godlessness of Atheism, Gnosticism, or whatever, as is happening now, the fact that by numbers alone Christianity would play second fiddle to Islam, would be psychologically crushing to the supremacist West, a culture which prides its glory on its Christian faith.

    The Christian West has no such fear of Judenism, the exclusive membership cult, even if Juden faithful clearly revile their "deity," and his holy mother, herself a perceived "deity," no less. Your nations will always keep Judens close (sure, preferably not inside), because that cult will always remain the implacable enemies of Islam (you know, enemy of my enemy, and all).

    So, why does the Christian West fear Islam's consistent message of True Monotheism? Because, I believe most Christians know that at its core, their faith is simply, Polytheism.

    http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/db0_onegod.htm

    http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/m01_religion.htm

    Christianity is Trinitarianism. Mohammedanism is a Gnostic heresy of both Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism, mixed together with some nicely disguised aspects of Arabic paganism.

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  65. jjc says:

    The purpose of ISIS was to provide a rationale for the reestablishment of US/NATO permanent military bases in Iraq and also Syria. Statements made during the year or so after ISIS appeared and before Russia’s intervention in 2015 consistently referred to a “30 year” time period required by US/NATO forces to ultimately defeat ISIS. During that year, US/NATO never attempted to disrupt ISIS’ supply lines or interdict the Gulf States’ funding of the group, all the while the Western media was constantly publishing ISIS atrocity videos and politicians were claiming the fight against ISIS was the most important struggle of all.

    In my opinion, the sudden release of Syrian refugees into Europe in September 2015, after they had been warehoused in Turkey until that moment, was meant to serve as a manufactured crisis which would lead to the insertion of a large US/NATO force into Iraq and Syria with both a “humanitarian” pretext and the fight against ISIS, leading to military bases,Syrian regime change, and probably from there the targeting of Hezbollah and later Iran. Russia’s sudden intervention prevented this scenario from playing out.

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    jjc,

    The V.T. article linked below goes deep into what scary war is about to be launched perhaps prior to the New Year.

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/11/21/hezbollah-forces-are-on-high-combat-readiness-to-counter-israeli-threats/

    Thanks very much for your logical thought process which is appreciated here.
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  66. Art says:
    @MEexpert
    As long the axis of evil consisting of "the most moral and exceptional nation," "the nation with the best and moral army," and "the nation of corruption fighters" continues to dominate the world scene the Muslim blood will continue to be spilt. I could have never imagined that the United States will lose every fiber of decency and morality for the sake of few AIPAC dollars.

    The American public is brain dead. If you repeat lies enough times they become the truth and the American public will swallow it hook-line and sinker.

    Iraq had weapons of mass destruction
     

    Syrian President Assad gassed his people
     

    US is in Syria by UN consent
     

    US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia/UAE are fighting terrorism
     

    Iran has nuclear weapons
     
    These are few of the lies that have been told by our politicians and the MSM. Just ask any average American and he will tell you that yes these are true statements. As long as the present state of affairs continues the mayhem in the Middle East will continue.

    I am not at all surprised that the US and her allies helped escape ISIS fighters. Remember that ISIS, AL-Qaeda and all the other alphabet fighters were created by the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. These three have to protect their investment of man-power and weapons to be used some other place. In Fourteen years, ISIS or Al-Qaeda has never attacked Israel. Coincidence? Hmmmm.

    How do we stop it? The only way to end this slaughter of innocent Muslims is by eliminating every zionist/neocon from the face of this earth. As long as even one zionist/neocon remains he will sprout up evereywhere and continue this corruption. And, please spare me the indignation at my calling Muslims "innocent." Before the Palestinian issue there were no hijackings, kidnappings, or killings of non-Muslim by Muslims. This started when the benevolent Western nations got rid of the Jews from the Europe and put them in the Middle east.

    Does this mean that we can expect considerable fumbling and a game with no exit strategy, something like a replay of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya?
     
    Yes, indeed.

    I could have never imagined that the United States will lose every fiber of decency and morality for the sake of few AIPAC dollars.

    MEexpert,

    The AIPAC stick is much mightier then the AIPAC carrot. It is amazing for how little these politicians sell out America.

    The Jew MSM has the hammer. (All the media types live in fear of the Jew – just like the politicians.)

    Think Peace — Art

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  67. @jacques sheete

    Even muslim fanatics would have sense enough to know that they were being set up for abandonment and betrayal should they join the next CIA army in a regime change project..
     
    This is the first time I've ever seen that concept in print, but it is as valid as it is obvious. I've often wondered what motivated people to sign on with the world's most corrupt entities when it's obvious that they are not and probably never have been reliable or trustworthy partners.

    The US betrays its allies, the Arab peoples, just as it betrayed the Philippine freedom fighters (against the Spanish Empire) 20 years previously.:

    CAIRO, Egypt, May 27,—The last hope of 30,000,000 Arabs to win freedom for their race without further bloodshed vanished when cables from Washington announced that the United States had concluded an agreement with Great Britain… The Arabs came into the war on the side of the allies against their Turkish co-religionists in- response to the allies’ promise of freedom…The Arab support" was determined and effective.”

    Newspaper article by Junius B. Wood on the American recognition of Britain's mandate in Palestine, Chicago Daily News,27 May 1922 (also The Sunday Star, Washington)

    http://dcollections.oberlin.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/kingcrane/id/1686/rec/18

     

    Yes, there’s a long history of this kind of betrayal by the US government. I can only guess that Saudi agents ran the front end of the recruitment of ISIS. Otherwise it’s a little hard to feature so many of these foot soldiers coming to join the mission.

    Thanks for the excerpt and the link.

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  68. RJJCDA says:

    The game (and perceived necessity) is to block China.

    Draw a horizontal line from the Chinese population centers below Beijing westward and you go through the “stans,” Iran, under the Caspian Sea, and finally to Syria. This will be the the One Belt, One Road, the new Silk Road, etc., with rails, pipelines and what not.

    It is no accident that the action is near the western terminus of that line. If implemented, future world dominance could be achieved.

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    Is the Yemen war to do with the Bridge of the Horns project that bin Laden family is spearheading?
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  69. Renoman says:

    USA, what an embarrassing Country.

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  70. Cygnus says:

    Thanks for this article; it seems to show the activities of the war profiteers; those who own shares in the armament industries, and those who loan money to countries to pay these armament indusries. They are probably the same group of people. Perpetual war as a business model.

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  71. LauraMR says:
    @Fran Macadam
    Some might term this view cynical, but that's not so. It's entirely accurate.

    No, it isn’t accurate.

    Consider this:

    Americans have been living in a country that has not known peace since 9/11,…

    Now, tell me. When was the last decade our country was not at war? The 20′s?

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  72. Ivy Mike says:

    The early photos of Isis on the move showed them in shiny new white Toyota pickups. Looks like they’ve learned to camouflage them. Sinister and brilliant.

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    Yes, those shiny white trucks coming out of a war zone, and conveniently lined up for air strikes that somehow never came, immediately tipped off that this (ISIS) was some kind of intelligence op. It’s like they didn’t even bother trying to make it look believable (something you often see with these various false flags on the home front).
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  73. @Twodees Partain
    It seems that the American "intelligence community" is trying to protect its ISIS forces in order to avoid future problems with recruitment. If they allowed these ISIS soldiers to be captured or killed, they'd have a hard time putting together another such army in the future. Even muslim fanatics would have sense enough to know that they were being set up for abandonment and betrayal should they join the next CIA army in a regime change project..

    Hey Twodees Partain,

    Uh…, practical “Muslim fanatics” need to find work too!

    Does the official 9/11 report claim that the hijackers got help from the Saud royals?

    (Zigh) Who the hell really knows who were Mohammed Atta’s alleged handlers in Hamburg, Germany?

    At the time, Germany was host to five-star military bases under leftover WW II treaties. Hm. Where were CIA and Mossad HQ’ s located in Hamburg.

    (Zigh) Even lookalike Mohammed Atta’ s must had difficulty in figuring out exactly who wanted to employ them.

    Can one imagine a washed-up ISIS warrior somehow gaining entry into uh, say Scranton, and undergoing a “dream” terror-job search? (Zigh) Joining up would depend upon (up front) receipt of a “sign-on” bonus check that did not bounce. (Zigh)

    Pardon my cynicism, and thanks Twodees Partain for the solid thinking!

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  74. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @ChuckOrloski
    Hey Phil,

    Must assert what the American-Israeli military did with ISIS is far from "stupid."

    Such action was practical.

    Copying the genius of Henry Ford, the leftover ISIS remnant is become interchangeable parts which can get readily reactivated within the next popularized wave of "Radical Islam" which will likely appear in order to wage merciless war..., uh on Lebanon.

    I am figuring (brand name) al-Qaeda will soon get a curtain call.

    Thank you very much.

    Here is a nice outline on training American Fifth column by Israel-firsters — “The U.S. Military as a Zionist Organization,” by Shoshana Bryen: https://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/2017/11/20/u-s-military-zionist-organization/

    “I have taken more than 400 American security professionals – primarily retired American Admirals and Generals – to Israel in more than 30 trips. And at the other end of their careers, I have sent more than 500 cadets and midshipmen of our service academies to Israel before they received their commissions. …I never found one that didn’t believe in the relationship between Jews and the land of Israel. The United States military, then, is a Zionist institution.”
    Rejoyce, Americans — Israel-firsters are satisfied with your brass.

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  75. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Jake
    Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Mao, Fanon, Marcuse, and Soros agree with your Deep Thoughts 100%.

    He does not profess zionism – what’s your problem?

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  76. @jjc
    The purpose of ISIS was to provide a rationale for the reestablishment of US/NATO permanent military bases in Iraq and also Syria. Statements made during the year or so after ISIS appeared and before Russia's intervention in 2015 consistently referred to a "30 year" time period required by US/NATO forces to ultimately defeat ISIS. During that year, US/NATO never attempted to disrupt ISIS' supply lines or interdict the Gulf States' funding of the group, all the while the Western media was constantly publishing ISIS atrocity videos and politicians were claiming the fight against ISIS was the most important struggle of all.

    In my opinion, the sudden release of Syrian refugees into Europe in September 2015, after they had been warehoused in Turkey until that moment, was meant to serve as a manufactured crisis which would lead to the insertion of a large US/NATO force into Iraq and Syria with both a "humanitarian" pretext and the fight against ISIS, leading to military bases,Syrian regime change, and probably from there the targeting of Hezbollah and later Iran. Russia's sudden intervention prevented this scenario from playing out.

    jjc,

    The V.T. article linked below goes deep into what scary war is about to be launched perhaps prior to the New Year.

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/11/21/hezbollah-forces-are-on-high-combat-readiness-to-counter-israeli-threats/

    Thanks very much for your logical thought process which is appreciated here.

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  77. @RJJCDA
    The game (and perceived necessity) is to block China.

    Draw a horizontal line from the Chinese population centers below Beijing westward and you go through the "stans," Iran, under the Caspian Sea, and finally to Syria. This will be the the One Belt, One Road, the new Silk Road, etc., with rails, pipelines and what not.

    It is no accident that the action is near the western terminus of that line. If implemented, future world dominance could be achieved.

    Is the Yemen war to do with the Bridge of the Horns project that bin Laden family is spearheading?

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  78. @Anon
    From Sic Semper Tyrannis: http://turcopolier.typepad.com
    "...what's theirs [Israelis] is theirs, and what's yours is theirs as well. ... I don't doubt that US government gifts to Israel benefit American defense industry, but these gifts come right out of the pocket of the American taxpayer and what do we get for it? ... Israeli forces are in no way at the disposition of the US. They are not assets of American policy. Israel sees itself as an self-defining island in the world and the only real home for Jews. As such it thinks it cannot afford to be sentimental about any predominately gentile state, in other words, all others. And then, there is the repeated phenomenon of Israel either skirting the provisions of proprietary agreements about equipment sales or shared R&D or simply outright violations of these agreements in sales to third parties."
    -- In short, Israelis are cheaters and thieves and no friends to the US; they are just parasites.

    Israel will destroy America, just as a parasite eventually kills its host, so shall Israel kill America.

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  79. @Delinquent Snail
    It is the mainstream tho. We know it is bullshit, but its still the main "news" outlet. They controll the narrative, and they have the majority of listeners/watchers. That makes them mainstream.


    Mainstream doesn't have to mean "good", "honest" or "accurate", just popular and widely consumed.

    It is the mainstream tho.

    Still, using the term legitimizes it somewhat more than it deserves. And it supports the agendas of the plutoligarchs and they are not mainstream by any means.

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    So what do you call it? Other than "lies and omissions perpetrated by corporations, rich people, their bankers, and their puppets, who, concentrated into about 6 people, own and control the vast realm of print and digital media disseminated to the masses ?"

    Is there a tiny url for it?
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  80. @Jake
    The US betrays its allies because that is what the English did. Palmerston may have expressed it best: "We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow."

    It's a WASP imperial thing.

    It’s a WASP imperial thing.

    I do not disagree, but I would add that it’s a Zionist (not necessarily Jewish) imperial thing as well.

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  81. anon says: • Disclaimer

    The surviving jihadists are pretty much stateless; there’s no going back to their home countries now. The promised caliphate they expected to live in didn’t materialize. They are now totally dependent on whoever is willing to shelter them which makes them a useful commodity for the US. They can be held on the back burner until the next project comes along. There’s all sorts of countries that could become the next target should they refuse to capitulate to US demands. They’re all probably being secreted in various places awaiting a call.
    It’s a mistaken notion that the US is against radical Islam. On the contrary it not only wants it but tries to create it. Look at it’s assembling of zealots to fight in Afghanistan against the Russians and the use of them against secular nationalist in Islamic areas. ISIS fanatics are deluded cannon-fodder, not realizing they’re just furthering US aims, the US working through various fronts so as to hide the actual authorship of what’s taking place.

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  82. Joe Wong says:

    Americans have been living in a country that has not known peace since 9/11,

    This is simply not true. War has not happened in the USA since the American Civil War 160 years ago. All wars the American military fought since then are fought in somebody else homeland, those wars to the Americans are just some kind of odd news competing eyeballs with pro sport news, celebrity gossips, gun violence or commercials, if they did not read it, those wars never happen, never heard of it, and it is out of sight and out of mind, the wars have nothing to do with them. The USA itself is all peaceful other than occasional gun violence.

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  83. RobinG says:
    @MEexpert
    As long the axis of evil consisting of "the most moral and exceptional nation," "the nation with the best and moral army," and "the nation of corruption fighters" continues to dominate the world scene the Muslim blood will continue to be spilt. I could have never imagined that the United States will lose every fiber of decency and morality for the sake of few AIPAC dollars.

    The American public is brain dead. If you repeat lies enough times they become the truth and the American public will swallow it hook-line and sinker.

    Iraq had weapons of mass destruction
     

    Syrian President Assad gassed his people
     

    US is in Syria by UN consent
     

    US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia/UAE are fighting terrorism
     

    Iran has nuclear weapons
     
    These are few of the lies that have been told by our politicians and the MSM. Just ask any average American and he will tell you that yes these are true statements. As long as the present state of affairs continues the mayhem in the Middle East will continue.

    I am not at all surprised that the US and her allies helped escape ISIS fighters. Remember that ISIS, AL-Qaeda and all the other alphabet fighters were created by the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. These three have to protect their investment of man-power and weapons to be used some other place. In Fourteen years, ISIS or Al-Qaeda has never attacked Israel. Coincidence? Hmmmm.

    How do we stop it? The only way to end this slaughter of innocent Muslims is by eliminating every zionist/neocon from the face of this earth. As long as even one zionist/neocon remains he will sprout up evereywhere and continue this corruption. And, please spare me the indignation at my calling Muslims "innocent." Before the Palestinian issue there were no hijackings, kidnappings, or killings of non-Muslim by Muslims. This started when the benevolent Western nations got rid of the Jews from the Europe and put them in the Middle east.

    Does this mean that we can expect considerable fumbling and a game with no exit strategy, something like a replay of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya?
     
    Yes, indeed.

    Yes. Evil collusion, the Axis of Hypocrisy. From a commenter (Misterioso) at MW:

    There is a theory that the 1967 war was arranged between Meir Amit (Chief Director and the head of global operations for Mossad from 1963 to 1968) and James Angleton, the CIA’s official liaison with the Mossad.
    Angleton was a fervent anti-communist who, like Israel, wanted to “break Nasser in pieces,” to destroy him as a political force. (Dangerous Liaison, The Inside Story of he U.S. – Israeli Covert Relationship, by Andrew and Leslie Cockburn, 1991, p. 146.)

    “One long-serving official at the CIA’s ancient rival, the code-breaking National Security Agency, states flatly that ‘Jim Angleton and the Israelis spent a year cooking up the ’67 war. It was a CIA operation, designed to get Nasser.’ Such a verdict, from a source inside an agency that had the inclination and the facilities to monitor both the CIA and the Israelis, must carry some weight.” (Dangerous… pp.146-47)

    The goy and the golem: James Angleton and the rise of Israel http://mondoweiss.net/2017/11/golem-angleton-israel/

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  84. MEexpert says:
    @Grandpa Charlie

    "Iran has nuclear weapons" etc.

    "These are few of the lies that have been told by our politicians and the MSM. Just ask any average American and he will tell you that yes these are true statements."

    --- MEexpert
     
    MEexpert must not live in USA. If you ask "any average American" who lives in this country about such things, he will probably mutter a perfunctory "yeah, right," and then walk away from you, thinking to himself, "ay-ho", meaning "AH".

    Percentage of Americans with any confidence in Congress? Maybe just barely in double digits, and maybe not. Same for MSM ... oh, sure, some people still have their favorite TV news channel, but that's only because talking heads can't say often enough that it's all BS, present company excepted ... and anyway very few people watch any TV news. Those that do are partisan and get told by their favorite talking head exactly what they think they want to hear.

    So if you ask a guy if Iran has nukes, he'll likely say, "Yeah, sure" but he will actually be remembering that it came out a few years ago that Iran had no WMDs. And then if you ask, "Iran and Iraq: they're the same country, aren't they?" he'll likely say, "Yeah, sure." And now with Iraq having a Shiite government, that'll be pretty much true... see how that works .. like a stopped clock ... just give it some time and it will be accurate, at least for a while. But if you would wind up the clock, it would still work, it's just that nobody winds anything up any more .... it's all battery powered....or maybe solar ...

    "Braindead"? It's more like parts of the brain have been put to sleep. Those parts can be woke in an election year to temporarily take some interest, but now that the election is old news, we return to the basic truth: "nobody cares."

    Politics? Don't ask, don't tell -- that's the policy of Joe Sixpack. Sally Sixpack? "Trump is a serial groper, it's disgusting." To which, Joe says, "Yeah sure."

    Americans are practical people. A lot of guys, if you get to where you are exposing the whole rotten system, they'll say, "Well, let me know where we're going to form up, and I'll grab a couple of my guns and meet you there."

    "Yeah, sure."

    MEexpert must not live in USA. If you ask “any average American” who lives in this country about such things, he will probably mutter a perfunctory “yeah, right,” and then walk away from you, thinking to himself, “ay-ho”, meaning “AH”.

    Unless the polls are wrong, and they may very well be, it has been shown that average American believes that Iran does have a nuclear weapon. It is also true that they get their information from the MSM. Every home has CNN doing Israel’s bidding and if Israel say Iran has Nuclear weapon then she must. They still may shrug their shoulders and say so what but the fact remains that they do believe that.

    I do live in the USA and I have seen some of the most ethical representatives. Senators Fulbright, Goldwater, Charles Percy, and Adlai Stevenson come to mind. Ron Paul is the modern day example. Fulbright, Percy, and Stevenson refused to sell their soul to AIPAC and went down to defeat. Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace, Chet Huntley, and David Brinkley were some of the shining stars of the MSM. When I see Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, I feel his father, poor old Mike turning in his grave.

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    Adlai Steveneson was defeated by AIPAC?

    from wikipedia ....
    "Michael Oren writes in his book, Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present, "Though founded in 1953, AIPAC had only now in the mid-70s, achieved the financial and political clout necessary to sway congressional opinion. Confronted with opposition from both houses of Congress, United States President Gerald Ford rescinded his 'reassessment.'"[14] George Lenczowski notes a similar, mid-1970s, timeframe for the rise of AIPAC power. "It [the Carter Presidency] also coincides with the militant emergence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as a major force in shaping American policy toward the Middle East."

    Adlai Stevenson ran for President in 1952 and in 1956. He opposed President/General Eisenhower, who in turn had opposed an Israeli/British alliance in the Suez crisis of the 1950's. To claim that Stevenson was defeated by AIPAC is a Trump level of anti-Truth.

    And, BTW, Stevenson was never a Senator. He did hold the post of Ambassador to the UN, and he was elected Governor of Illinois, but a simple fact check shows that he was never a Senator.

    Yet, now readers who don't know history are asked to believe that Senator Stevenson was defeated by a powerful Israeli state which had only been founded a few years before, while running as the nominee of the party which backed the creation of the State of Israel and against a President who had opposed Israel in the major foreign policy crisis in the Middle East at the time.
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  85. Boy I wish we would simply respect the sovereignty of other states.

    But I understand that given the lackluster enforcement of our sovereignty, I guess, it serves as background for enabling violating that of others.

    ISIS has not attacked the US, they are involved in state in their region of the planet. I would be happy to stop the personal and professional terrorism that goes on in our back yard by our fellow citizens ( I have said too much).

    It would be nice if the leadership in Washington could make a case for why we need to create excuse to violate the sovereign business of Iraq, Libya, Syria, or Iran. But our public is so fractured — seeking that manner of demand is as wishful as Christ coming tomorrow morning and cleaning up the entire planet.

    Again, I am not sure what happened at TAC, but I continue to appreciate most of te information you bring to bear n an issue.

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  86. This is not the first time. Daesh’ first major arming boost happened the Iraqi Army and the United States allowed most of Iraq’s new US-supplied arsenal to be captured intact and dispersed from deserted Iraqi bases. The Daesh rampage was enabled by the US-Israeli-Saudi axis of evil from the outset.

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    That’s a reassuring theory to some (that ISIS is due to US incompetence rather than nefariousness, but there can be such a thing as criminal neglect, BTW), but it’s really not believable given experience with the Imperium. The initial explosion of ISIS on the scene was by design, e.g. the Iraqi Army was given stand-down orders, by whom it is easy to guess.

    https://muftah.org/the-iraqi-army-desert-mosul-ordered-leave/#.WhVzd6JMGaM
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  87. @Ivy Mike
    The early photos of Isis on the move showed them in shiny new white Toyota pickups. Looks like they've learned to camouflage them. Sinister and brilliant.

    Yes, those shiny white trucks coming out of a war zone, and conveniently lined up for air strikes that somehow never came, immediately tipped off that this (ISIS) was some kind of intelligence op. It’s like they didn’t even bother trying to make it look believable (something you often see with these various false flags on the home front).

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  88. @hypewaders
    This is not the first time. Daesh' first major arming boost happened the Iraqi Army and the United States allowed most of Iraq's new US-supplied arsenal to be captured intact and dispersed from deserted Iraqi bases. The Daesh rampage was enabled by the US-Israeli-Saudi axis of evil from the outset.

    That’s a reassuring theory to some (that ISIS is due to US incompetence rather than nefariousness, but there can be such a thing as criminal neglect, BTW), but it’s really not believable given experience with the Imperium. The initial explosion of ISIS on the scene was by design, e.g. the Iraqi Army was given stand-down orders, by whom it is easy to guess.

    https://muftah.org/the-iraqi-army-desert-mosul-ordered-leave/#.WhVzd6JMGaM

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  89. The Iraqis also claimed at the time (2014-15) that the US was air-dropping supplies to ISIS positions.

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  90. Che Guava says:
    @neprof
    Interesting article about Putin's meeting with Bashar al-Assad at a Sochi resort:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-21/putin-holds-surprise-meeting-assad-will-call-trump-phone-later-tuesday

    Putin to talk to Trump via phone today.

    Thanks for that interesting news. Have been hearing of Zero Hedge for some time, but not looking at the site until now. It has much of interest.

    Mr. Giraldi is as always insightful. To his, would thinking correct analysis, I would adding that it isn’t the first instance.

    On occasions in 2015 and 2016, the USA was clearly to loose the dogs of IS on Syria from Iraq. The attack on Syria by rebels allowed free passage from Mosul by the USA was, IIRC, the biggest, but not the only such.

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    Che Guava to P.G.: "Thanks for the interesting news."

    Hey Che,

    Thanks to Ron Unz, it's free & unconventional education too.

    However, some here might know that the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to maximize profits and turn over control of a massive (affordable) public asset, the internet, to private entities.

    "IS this stupid" of the Trump administration? Nope... methinks Zio Thought Control moves forward!

    Refer to linked NYT article & thank you.


    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/technology/fcc-net-neutrality.html?referer=
    , @RobinG

    On occasions in 2015 and 2016.....
     
    It started way before that. (Some would say 1950's.) In 2012 the CIA was training "rebels" and weapons from Libya were shipped to Turkey for them. Poor, dead, Ambassador Stephens was at the Ben Ghazi end of the ratline.
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  91. Custer says:

    During WW2, Rommel and the German army found that it was nearly impossible to operate in a desert when the opponent had control of the air. And that was with 1940′s prop driven aircraft. Yet, the Allies could spot Rommel’s troop movements from the air, attack his troops, and destroy his supply lines.

    Now, 70 years later, the US with spy satelites that can photograph a pack of cigarettes, with flying drone coverage, with high-altitude spy planes, and with jet fighter bombers, can’t seem to ever spot large ISIS convoys moving from city to city across the open desert. We saw large columns of shiny, white, new, clear Toyota trucks suddenly materialize and take Iraqi major cities like Mosul. We’ve seen that every time a city falls to American forces, that ISIS is allowed to withdraw and move to attack another city. We’ve seen ISIS supposedly materialize out of nowhere to mass their forces and attack. And we’ve seen that the only time that the US has ever seriously bombed an ISIS convoy was when the Syrian government made a deal with ISIS to withdraw from a city. Then, and only then, with the US apparently upset that ISIS didn’t fight to the death against the Syrians in that case, did the US do any major damage by bombing an ISIS convoy.

    And to repeat, this is all happening in wide open desert where there is little cover under which to move. Spy satelites are unable to spot the ISIS convoys. None of the heat imaging or night vision expensive toys paid for by the US taxpayer can seem to spot an ISIS convoy. ISIS apparently has a cloak of invisibility that shields them from the prying eyes of an otherwise effective US surveilence state.

    The Russians, who know very well the American surveilence capabilities, do not believe this. And their own surveilence has pictures of US forces moving through ISIS controlled territory without posting guards or look-outs or in any way worrying about their own safety and even digging in for the night while moving through ‘indian country’ full of terrorists who we are told would gladly capture an American soldier and chop off his head on the internet.

    If you believe that, I can get you a great deal on a bridge in the desert.

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    Fascinating post, CUSTER!

    Linked below is a You Tube video which claims Putin's government holds satellite imagery of the 9/11 attacks which our leadership prefers unseen.

    https://youtu.be/-NPAF2yQCdI

    If such imagery exists, it confounds me to consider why President Putin did not release it, especially given the fact that the Democrats and Corporate Media were moronically hammering Russians with influencing the 2016 in Trump's favor.

    Uh..., "Is that stupid?" Or perhaps par-for-the New World Order course?

    Thanks, Mr. Custer!
    , @Beefcake the Mighty
    Excellent comment. Recall as well that it was the Russians who put the Americans in a state of panic by publicly wondering how, exactly, ISIS was selling all that oil they’d acquired. (Surely related, this was around the time of the still mysterious Turkish coup and the decline in Turkish-American relations.)
    , @L.K
    Great comment Custer, perfect... if you think about it, it's common sense really...
    But it seems common sense is gone...
    , @Anonymous
    If only I had spy satelites and not just my government.

    t. libertarian or terorist ?

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  92. Adlai says:
    @MEexpert

    MEexpert must not live in USA. If you ask “any average American” who lives in this country about such things, he will probably mutter a perfunctory “yeah, right,” and then walk away from you, thinking to himself, “ay-ho”, meaning “AH”.
     
    Unless the polls are wrong, and they may very well be, it has been shown that average American believes that Iran does have a nuclear weapon. It is also true that they get their information from the MSM. Every home has CNN doing Israel's bidding and if Israel say Iran has Nuclear weapon then she must. They still may shrug their shoulders and say so what but the fact remains that they do believe that.

    I do live in the USA and I have seen some of the most ethical representatives. Senators Fulbright, Goldwater, Charles Percy, and Adlai Stevenson come to mind. Ron Paul is the modern day example. Fulbright, Percy, and Stevenson refused to sell their soul to AIPAC and went down to defeat. Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace, Chet Huntley, and David Brinkley were some of the shining stars of the MSM. When I see Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, I feel his father, poor old Mike turning in his grave.

    Adlai Steveneson was defeated by AIPAC?

    from wikipedia ….
    “Michael Oren writes in his book, Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present, “Though founded in 1953, AIPAC had only now in the mid-70s, achieved the financial and political clout necessary to sway congressional opinion. Confronted with opposition from both houses of Congress, United States President Gerald Ford rescinded his ‘reassessment.’”[14] George Lenczowski notes a similar, mid-1970s, timeframe for the rise of AIPAC power. “It [the Carter Presidency] also coincides with the militant emergence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as a major force in shaping American policy toward the Middle East.”

    Adlai Stevenson ran for President in 1952 and in 1956. He opposed President/General Eisenhower, who in turn had opposed an Israeli/British alliance in the Suez crisis of the 1950′s. To claim that Stevenson was defeated by AIPAC is a Trump level of anti-Truth.

    And, BTW, Stevenson was never a Senator. He did hold the post of Ambassador to the UN, and he was elected Governor of Illinois, but a simple fact check shows that he was never a Senator.

    Yet, now readers who don’t know history are asked to believe that Senator Stevenson was defeated by a powerful Israeli state which had only been founded a few years before, while running as the nominee of the party which backed the creation of the State of Israel and against a President who had opposed Israel in the major foreign policy crisis in the Middle East at the time.

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    Trump level of anti-Truth.
     
    the snake shows his true colors

    powerful Israeli state which had only been founded a few years before,
     
    the sinister and nefarious power of the Zionists had been around ever since Woodrow handed the keys of the US Treasury over to the world's greediest International Jews/Zionists in 1913. Immediately afterwards the US became the ZUS and has basically been waging wars for Israel ever since. The US entered the first world war because of Zionist treachery vis-a-vis the Balfour Declaration. Then FDR used treachery and guile to get the ZUS into the second world war on behalf of Jews, at least if you believe Charles Lindbergh, and he would know.

    And now all of the illegal and immoral and unconstitutional wars we've been waging all over the Middle East and Ukraine are a direct consequence of Zionist treachery at the highest levels of our government. Duh


    a President who had opposed Israel in the major foreign policy crisis in the Middle East at the time
     
    "a major foreign policy crisis"?

    do you mean when Israel tried to steal land that belonged to Egypt?

    just as they've been stealing Palestinian land for decades?

    exactly in fact, like they're trying to steal the Golan Heights today, huh?

    in fact, isn't that what the whole Syrian conflict is all about?

    a brazen agenda of using US funded and armed 'moderate rebels' to destroy Syria just like they destroyed Libya, so that Israel can then steal the oil-rich Golan Heights?

    isn't that quaint, how Zionists always try deception to mask their serial crimes and outrages?

    , @MEexpert

    Adlai Stevenson ran for President in 1952 and in 1956.
     
    I should have been more clear on this. I was speaking of Adlai Stevenson III.
    , @Art
    Yet, now readers who don’t know history are asked to believe that Senator Stevenson was defeated by a powerful Israeli state

    It was Illinois Senator Percy that was brought down by the Jews.

    He spoke out about Israeli influence and was politically murdered. It was a watershed day in US politics.

    Ever after, now every US politician lives in abject fear of the Jew political machine. (Their privately owned media is their hammer.)

    Think Peace --- Art
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  93. @Che Guava
    Thanks for that interesting news. Have been hearing of Zero Hedge for some time, but not looking at the site until now. It has much of interest.

    Mr. Giraldi is as always insightful. To his, would thinking correct analysis, I would adding that it isn't the first instance.

    On occasions in 2015 and 2016, the USA was clearly to loose the dogs of IS on Syria from Iraq. The attack on Syria by rebels allowed free passage from Mosul by the USA was, IIRC, the biggest, but not the only such.

    Che Guava to P.G.: “Thanks for the interesting news.”

    Hey Che,

    Thanks to Ron Unz, it’s free & unconventional education too.

    However, some here might know that the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to maximize profits and turn over control of a massive (affordable) public asset, the internet, to private entities.

    “IS this stupid” of the Trump administration? Nope… methinks Zio Thought Control moves forward!

    Refer to linked NYT article & thank you.

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/technology/fcc-net-neutrality.html?referer=

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    Will be reading it, even if I am despising NYT, but the whole Net neutrality thing, was working on papers and RFCs about 10 years ago and earlier (bandwidth priority schemes) at a company here in Japan. You will find my words and some of my ideas but not my name on those.

    The way 'Net neutrality' is explained to the public, is not clear.

    Of course, almost everybody (not me, I am not caring very much) is to expecting huge bandwidths now. Sure, most of the public are too stupid, or a small portion have other deep interests, so cannot be bothering with working out what it means.

    The USA companies are very greedy. Some of those RFCs from Japan were suggesting quite fair ways of sorting packet priority, but seem forgotten in the hell of Google, Netflix, Amazon and Facebook of now.
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  94. @Custer
    During WW2, Rommel and the German army found that it was nearly impossible to operate in a desert when the opponent had control of the air. And that was with 1940's prop driven aircraft. Yet, the Allies could spot Rommel's troop movements from the air, attack his troops, and destroy his supply lines.

    Now, 70 years later, the US with spy satelites that can photograph a pack of cigarettes, with flying drone coverage, with high-altitude spy planes, and with jet fighter bombers, can't seem to ever spot large ISIS convoys moving from city to city across the open desert. We saw large columns of shiny, white, new, clear Toyota trucks suddenly materialize and take Iraqi major cities like Mosul. We've seen that every time a city falls to American forces, that ISIS is allowed to withdraw and move to attack another city. We've seen ISIS supposedly materialize out of nowhere to mass their forces and attack. And we've seen that the only time that the US has ever seriously bombed an ISIS convoy was when the Syrian government made a deal with ISIS to withdraw from a city. Then, and only then, with the US apparently upset that ISIS didn't fight to the death against the Syrians in that case, did the US do any major damage by bombing an ISIS convoy.

    And to repeat, this is all happening in wide open desert where there is little cover under which to move. Spy satelites are unable to spot the ISIS convoys. None of the heat imaging or night vision expensive toys paid for by the US taxpayer can seem to spot an ISIS convoy. ISIS apparently has a cloak of invisibility that shields them from the prying eyes of an otherwise effective US surveilence state.

    The Russians, who know very well the American surveilence capabilities, do not believe this. And their own surveilence has pictures of US forces moving through ISIS controlled territory without posting guards or look-outs or in any way worrying about their own safety and even digging in for the night while moving through 'indian country' full of terrorists who we are told would gladly capture an American soldier and chop off his head on the internet.

    If you believe that, I can get you a great deal on a bridge in the desert.

    Fascinating post, CUSTER!

    Linked below is a You Tube video which claims Putin’s government holds satellite imagery of the 9/11 attacks which our leadership prefers unseen.

    If such imagery exists, it confounds me to consider why President Putin did not release it, especially given the fact that the Democrats and Corporate Media were moronically hammering Russians with influencing the 2016 in Trump’s favor.

    Uh…, “Is that stupid?” Or perhaps par-for-the New World Order course?

    Thanks, Mr. Custer!

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    Is that a computer generated voice-over? It is truly awful and one I'd only consider using if I wanted to conceal the information it is attempting to reveal.
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  95. Moi says:
    @anonymous
    An idea that the Christian West will exorcise itself from Judenevil, is simply not rooted in reality. See what happened with Christian Italy's opposition to BDS, a moral cause, clearly a Juden vs Muslim cause.

    The Christian West fears Islam the most, not as a nations conquering power, but as a spiritual mind conquering power, given Islam's undeniable focus on true monotheism... an ideological power which Christendom finds itself impotent against, given it own foundations in pagan polytheism.

    Even if we agree that Europeans for the most part will never accept true monotheism, but would rather wallow in the godlessness of Atheism, Gnosticism, or whatever, as is happening now, the fact that by numbers alone Christianity would play second fiddle to Islam, would be psychologically crushing to the supremacist West, a culture which prides its glory on its Christian faith.

    The Christian West has no such fear of Judenism, the exclusive membership cult, even if Juden faithful clearly revile their "deity," and his holy mother, herself a perceived "deity," no less. Your nations will always keep Judens close (sure, preferably not inside), because that cult will always remain the implacable enemies of Islam (you know, enemy of my enemy, and all).

    So, why does the Christian West fear Islam's consistent message of True Monotheism? Because, I believe most Christians know that at its core, their faith is simply, Polytheism.

    http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/db0_onegod.htm

    http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/m01_religion.htm

    Yup–Islam is true monotheism and the straight path!

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  96. Rurik says:
    @Adlai
    Adlai Steveneson was defeated by AIPAC?

    from wikipedia ....
    "Michael Oren writes in his book, Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present, "Though founded in 1953, AIPAC had only now in the mid-70s, achieved the financial and political clout necessary to sway congressional opinion. Confronted with opposition from both houses of Congress, United States President Gerald Ford rescinded his 'reassessment.'"[14] George Lenczowski notes a similar, mid-1970s, timeframe for the rise of AIPAC power. "It [the Carter Presidency] also coincides with the militant emergence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as a major force in shaping American policy toward the Middle East."

    Adlai Stevenson ran for President in 1952 and in 1956. He opposed President/General Eisenhower, who in turn had opposed an Israeli/British alliance in the Suez crisis of the 1950's. To claim that Stevenson was defeated by AIPAC is a Trump level of anti-Truth.

    And, BTW, Stevenson was never a Senator. He did hold the post of Ambassador to the UN, and he was elected Governor of Illinois, but a simple fact check shows that he was never a Senator.

    Yet, now readers who don't know history are asked to believe that Senator Stevenson was defeated by a powerful Israeli state which had only been founded a few years before, while running as the nominee of the party which backed the creation of the State of Israel and against a President who had opposed Israel in the major foreign policy crisis in the Middle East at the time.

    Trump level of anti-Truth.

    the snake shows his true colors

    powerful Israeli state which had only been founded a few years before,

    the sinister and nefarious power of the Zionists had been around ever since Woodrow handed the keys of the US Treasury over to the world’s greediest International Jews/Zionists in 1913. Immediately afterwards the US became the ZUS and has basically been waging wars for Israel ever since. The US entered the first world war because of Zionist treachery vis-a-vis the Balfour Declaration. Then FDR used treachery and guile to get the ZUS into the second world war on behalf of Jews, at least if you believe Charles Lindbergh, and he would know.

    And now all of the illegal and immoral and unconstitutional wars we’ve been waging all over the Middle East and Ukraine are a direct consequence of Zionist treachery at the highest levels of our government. Duh

    a President who had opposed Israel in the major foreign policy crisis in the Middle East at the time

    “a major foreign policy crisis”?

    do you mean when Israel tried to steal land that belonged to Egypt?

    just as they’ve been stealing Palestinian land for decades?

    exactly in fact, like they’re trying to steal the Golan Heights today, huh?

    in fact, isn’t that what the whole Syrian conflict is all about?

    a brazen agenda of using US funded and armed ‘moderate rebels’ to destroy Syria just like they destroyed Libya, so that Israel can then steal the oil-rich Golan Heights?

    isn’t that quaint, how Zionists always try deception to mask their serial crimes and outrages?

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    Brother Rurik,

    Below, "Boy, is this stupid?" Re, ZUSA President Trump's closure of PLO office in D.C.

    http://news.antiwar.com/2017/11/21/palestinian-leadership-freezes-communications-with-us/

    All but for dumb goyim Americans, the world "gets" the hypocrisy, Rurik.

    (Zigh) No, no..., President "Bonespur" is not stupid. * He's executing an assigned obligation.

    * Thanks once again to J. St. Clair for inventing the accurate & comical nickname.

    Finally, I offer a sincere Thanksgiving Eve "thanks" to (all) U.R. commenters.
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  97. MEexpert says:
    @Adlai
    Adlai Steveneson was defeated by AIPAC?

    from wikipedia ....
    "Michael Oren writes in his book, Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present, "Though founded in 1953, AIPAC had only now in the mid-70s, achieved the financial and political clout necessary to sway congressional opinion. Confronted with opposition from both houses of Congress, United States President Gerald Ford rescinded his 'reassessment.'"[14] George Lenczowski notes a similar, mid-1970s, timeframe for the rise of AIPAC power. "It [the Carter Presidency] also coincides with the militant emergence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as a major force in shaping American policy toward the Middle East."

    Adlai Stevenson ran for President in 1952 and in 1956. He opposed President/General Eisenhower, who in turn had opposed an Israeli/British alliance in the Suez crisis of the 1950's. To claim that Stevenson was defeated by AIPAC is a Trump level of anti-Truth.

    And, BTW, Stevenson was never a Senator. He did hold the post of Ambassador to the UN, and he was elected Governor of Illinois, but a simple fact check shows that he was never a Senator.

    Yet, now readers who don't know history are asked to believe that Senator Stevenson was defeated by a powerful Israeli state which had only been founded a few years before, while running as the nominee of the party which backed the creation of the State of Israel and against a President who had opposed Israel in the major foreign policy crisis in the Middle East at the time.

    Adlai Stevenson ran for President in 1952 and in 1956.

    I should have been more clear on this. I was speaking of Adlai Stevenson III.

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  98. @Rurik

    Trump level of anti-Truth.
     
    the snake shows his true colors

    powerful Israeli state which had only been founded a few years before,
     
    the sinister and nefarious power of the Zionists had been around ever since Woodrow handed the keys of the US Treasury over to the world's greediest International Jews/Zionists in 1913. Immediately afterwards the US became the ZUS and has basically been waging wars for Israel ever since. The US entered the first world war because of Zionist treachery vis-a-vis the Balfour Declaration. Then FDR used treachery and guile to get the ZUS into the second world war on behalf of Jews, at least if you believe Charles Lindbergh, and he would know.

    And now all of the illegal and immoral and unconstitutional wars we've been waging all over the Middle East and Ukraine are a direct consequence of Zionist treachery at the highest levels of our government. Duh


    a President who had opposed Israel in the major foreign policy crisis in the Middle East at the time
     
    "a major foreign policy crisis"?

    do you mean when Israel tried to steal land that belonged to Egypt?

    just as they've been stealing Palestinian land for decades?

    exactly in fact, like they're trying to steal the Golan Heights today, huh?

    in fact, isn't that what the whole Syrian conflict is all about?

    a brazen agenda of using US funded and armed 'moderate rebels' to destroy Syria just like they destroyed Libya, so that Israel can then steal the oil-rich Golan Heights?

    isn't that quaint, how Zionists always try deception to mask their serial crimes and outrages?

    Brother Rurik,

    Below, “Boy, is this stupid?” Re, ZUSA President Trump’s closure of PLO office in D.C.

    http://news.antiwar.com/2017/11/21/palestinian-leadership-freezes-communications-with-us/

    All but for dumb goyim Americans, the world “gets” the hypocrisy, Rurik.

    (Zigh) No, no…, President “Bonespur” is not stupid. * He’s executing an assigned obligation.

    * Thanks once again to J. St. Clair for inventing the accurate & comical nickname.

    Finally, I offer a sincere Thanksgiving Eve “thanks” to (all) U.R. commenters.

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    the Palestinians had joined the International Criminal Court in September. The US opposes the move because of fears that it would expose Israelis, a non-member, to war crimes prosecutions for crimes committed on Palestinian soil.

    The US Congress had forbade the Palestinians joining the court system

     

    amazing isn't it

    and to further mock the world's people and any semblance of International Justice, they convict this guy

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/bosnian-serb-general-ratko-mladic-sentenced-to-life-imprisonment-for-war-crimes-genocide-1511350288

    for trying to defend his own nation from real terrorists, while Bill Clinton, George Bush, Tony Blair, Netanyahu, Obama and the rest of the international war criminal cartel mock us all as they fly around in private jets and schmooze with the same criminal judges who make these kangaroo court rulings.

    George W. Bush alone has the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocent souls on his war criminal hands. As long as men like him are allowed to remain free, then the entire idea of an international justice is a cruel joke.

    They can try to mock us all with their pretenses and lies, but we don't have to humiliate ourselves by playing along.

    Cheers, Brother Chuck
    , @Art
    Below, “Boy, is this stupid?” Re, ZUSA President Trump’s closure of PLO office in D.C.

    Chuck,

    Clearly Trump is Netanyahu's fluffer - endeavoring to maintain the screwing of the Palestinians by his grandchildren's elders.

    Trump intends to give the Palestinians a "Godfather deal - one they cannot refuse."

    Think Peace --- Art
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  99. RobinG says:
    @Che Guava
    Thanks for that interesting news. Have been hearing of Zero Hedge for some time, but not looking at the site until now. It has much of interest.

    Mr. Giraldi is as always insightful. To his, would thinking correct analysis, I would adding that it isn't the first instance.

    On occasions in 2015 and 2016, the USA was clearly to loose the dogs of IS on Syria from Iraq. The attack on Syria by rebels allowed free passage from Mosul by the USA was, IIRC, the biggest, but not the only such.

    On occasions in 2015 and 2016…..

    It started way before that. (Some would say 1950′s.) In 2012 the CIA was training “rebels” and weapons from Libya were shipped to Turkey for them. Poor, dead, Ambassador Stephens was at the Ben Ghazi end of the ratline.

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  100. Idiotland says:
    @Michael Kenny
    Logically, the US would want to keep on good terms with ISIS so as to be able to use it later against Putin in Syria (or Chechnya!). As always, Putin is the centrepiece of the problem. Ukraine? Syria? Iran? North Korea? No Putin, no problem.

    For once you’re right, just not in the way you think. Putin is the problem. He’s the obstacle blocking the implementation of the criminal Yinon plan and US world hegemony.

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    Idiotland,

    Uh, maybe you're right.

    Perhaps President Vladimir Putin will continue to be "the obstacle blocking implementation of the criminal Yinon plan"?

    The N.W.O. is full of cunning. Big meeting scheduled November 28th involving Russia & Iran, and time will soon tell.

    Thanks!
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  101. @Custer
    During WW2, Rommel and the German army found that it was nearly impossible to operate in a desert when the opponent had control of the air. And that was with 1940's prop driven aircraft. Yet, the Allies could spot Rommel's troop movements from the air, attack his troops, and destroy his supply lines.

    Now, 70 years later, the US with spy satelites that can photograph a pack of cigarettes, with flying drone coverage, with high-altitude spy planes, and with jet fighter bombers, can't seem to ever spot large ISIS convoys moving from city to city across the open desert. We saw large columns of shiny, white, new, clear Toyota trucks suddenly materialize and take Iraqi major cities like Mosul. We've seen that every time a city falls to American forces, that ISIS is allowed to withdraw and move to attack another city. We've seen ISIS supposedly materialize out of nowhere to mass their forces and attack. And we've seen that the only time that the US has ever seriously bombed an ISIS convoy was when the Syrian government made a deal with ISIS to withdraw from a city. Then, and only then, with the US apparently upset that ISIS didn't fight to the death against the Syrians in that case, did the US do any major damage by bombing an ISIS convoy.

    And to repeat, this is all happening in wide open desert where there is little cover under which to move. Spy satelites are unable to spot the ISIS convoys. None of the heat imaging or night vision expensive toys paid for by the US taxpayer can seem to spot an ISIS convoy. ISIS apparently has a cloak of invisibility that shields them from the prying eyes of an otherwise effective US surveilence state.

    The Russians, who know very well the American surveilence capabilities, do not believe this. And their own surveilence has pictures of US forces moving through ISIS controlled territory without posting guards or look-outs or in any way worrying about their own safety and even digging in for the night while moving through 'indian country' full of terrorists who we are told would gladly capture an American soldier and chop off his head on the internet.

    If you believe that, I can get you a great deal on a bridge in the desert.

    Excellent comment. Recall as well that it was the Russians who put the Americans in a state of panic by publicly wondering how, exactly, ISIS was selling all that oil they’d acquired. (Surely related, this was around the time of the still mysterious Turkish coup and the decline in Turkish-American relations.)

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  102. @Idiotland
    For once you're right, just not in the way you think. Putin is the problem. He's the obstacle blocking the implementation of the criminal Yinon plan and US world hegemony.

    Idiotland,

    Uh, maybe you’re right.

    Perhaps President Vladimir Putin will continue to be “the obstacle blocking implementation of the criminal Yinon plan”?

    The N.W.O. is full of cunning. Big meeting scheduled November 28th involving Russia & Iran, and time will soon tell.

    Thanks!

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  103. Rurik says:
    @ChuckOrloski
    Brother Rurik,

    Below, "Boy, is this stupid?" Re, ZUSA President Trump's closure of PLO office in D.C.

    http://news.antiwar.com/2017/11/21/palestinian-leadership-freezes-communications-with-us/

    All but for dumb goyim Americans, the world "gets" the hypocrisy, Rurik.

    (Zigh) No, no..., President "Bonespur" is not stupid. * He's executing an assigned obligation.

    * Thanks once again to J. St. Clair for inventing the accurate & comical nickname.

    Finally, I offer a sincere Thanksgiving Eve "thanks" to (all) U.R. commenters.

    the Palestinians had joined the International Criminal Court in September. The US opposes the move because of fears that it would expose Israelis, a non-member, to war crimes prosecutions for crimes committed on Palestinian soil.

    The US Congress had forbade the Palestinians joining the court system

    amazing isn’t it

    and to further mock the world’s people and any semblance of International Justice, they convict this guy

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/bosnian-serb-general-ratko-mladic-sentenced-to-life-imprisonment-for-war-crimes-genocide-1511350288

    for trying to defend his own nation from real terrorists, while Bill Clinton, George Bush, Tony Blair, Netanyahu, Obama and the rest of the international war criminal cartel mock us all as they fly around in private jets and schmooze with the same criminal judges who make these kangaroo court rulings.

    George W. Bush alone has the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocent souls on his war criminal hands. As long as men like him are allowed to remain free, then the entire idea of an international justice is a cruel joke.

    They can try to mock us all with their pretenses and lies, but we don’t have to humiliate ourselves by playing along.

    Cheers, Brother Chuck

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  104. Rurik says:

    check this out

    The developer [Larry Silverstein] of the World Trade Center in New York has reached a $95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and other aviation defendants stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, which involved the carriers’ hijacked planes.

    Silverstein has received several billion dollars from insurers to rebuild. He wanted to hold American and United responsible for their alleged negligence in failing to prevent the Twin Towers’ destruction by their hijacked planes.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/american-united-settle-world-trade-center-developers-9-11-claims/ar-BBFsIIo?OCID=ansmsnnews11

    when I contemplate the horrors this man is guilty of, and why ($)

    and consider how 9/11 has been used to murder, maim and displace millions of men, women and children.. Not to mention being used to abrogate our now-dead constitution..

    in order to sate an insatiable lust for power and domination and suffering in the world

    I’m at a loss..

    perhaps that’s the secret behind these Zionist murderers. Their capacity for psychopathic evil is so beyond normal human comprehension, that we just can’t wrap our brains around it.

    It’s like trying to understand a man like John Wayne Gacy. You can’t. You simply put it down like a venomous snake slithering in your child’s bedroom. Trying to understand it is like trying to understand the mind of the snake, it’s a waste of time. You just protect yourself and your loved ones from the harm it will do.

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    Rurik,

    I also believe mankind is called to lessen the general harm evil can inflict by exposing it.

    In contrast, the Maven Shama insists it's best for dumb goyim to "get along" with the wiles of the "Vampire Squid" in order to be around.

    Take care.
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  105. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    It was not stupid. It was pragmatic, or it can be called cynical, but certainly not stupid. The US and allied Gulf satrapies like KSA created, funded, trained, and armed Al-Qaida to fight Soviets in Afghanistan. It may have gotten a bit out of hand, or it may have been used to prop Bush Jr presidency afterwards.
    The US, KSA and its ilk, as well as Israel, created, funded, and armed ISIS to depose Assad and split Syria into a bunch of impotent Bantustans. Israel did not want the country from which it illegally annexed Golan Heights to exist. KSA and the like wanted direct pipelines to Europe that Assad was not inclined to allow. The US wanted puppets there, instead of real leaders who won’t jump when the Washington says so. Naturally, the US wants to reuse the ISIS tool it invested so much into, and therefore it needs to preserve whatever is left. That’s exactly what it is doing. The US never minded killing foreign civilians directly or by proxy (Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Serbia, Libya, Ukraine, Yemen, etc), so that explanation is total BS.

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  106. @Rurik
    check this out

    The developer [Larry Silverstein] of the World Trade Center in New York has reached a $95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and other aviation defendants stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, which involved the carriers' hijacked planes.
     

    Silverstein has received several billion dollars from insurers to rebuild. He wanted to hold American and United responsible for their alleged negligence in failing to prevent the Twin Towers' destruction by their hijacked planes.
     
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/american-united-settle-world-trade-center-developers-9-11-claims/ar-BBFsIIo?OCID=ansmsnnews11

    when I contemplate the horrors this man is guilty of, and why ($)

    and consider how 9/11 has been used to murder, maim and displace millions of men, women and children.. Not to mention being used to abrogate our now-dead constitution..

    in order to sate an insatiable lust for power and domination and suffering in the world

    http://www.crainsnewyork.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/storyimage/CN/20170917/FEATURES0103/170909958/AR/0/Larry-Silverstein.jpg

    I'm at a loss..

    perhaps that's the secret behind these Zionist murderers. Their capacity for psychopathic evil is so beyond normal human comprehension, that we just can't wrap our brains around it.

    It's like trying to understand a man like John Wayne Gacy. You can't. You simply put it down like a venomous snake slithering in your child's bedroom. Trying to understand it is like trying to understand the mind of the snake, it's a waste of time. You just protect yourself and your loved ones from the harm it will do.

    Rurik,

    I also believe mankind is called to lessen the general harm evil can inflict by exposing it.

    In contrast, the Maven Shama insists it’s best for dumb goyim to “get along” with the wiles of the “Vampire Squid” in order to be around.

    Take care.

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  107. This is one of the few times that I can’t agree with the author’s analysis of the situation. I believe that the alternative was fighting to the last man, which would have meant thousands more dead civilians. I’m very much against our involvement at all. But I can’t for the life of me see how making them fight to the last man would have been better than this deal, which by the way has been the norm for both the Russians and Syrians as well. Are Putin and Assad making these kind of deals because they want ISIS to live on? I don’t think so and I don’t believe that was Trump’s intention either. Now I could be wrong, but I don’t see enough evidence to jump to the conclusion that the US is letting this particular bunch go just so they can continue to fight ISIS. With or without this small group ISIS will remain fighting as a terrorist/insurgent group for some time to come. Furthermore, it’s not like any leadership that remained didn’t already have chances to flee.

    This was one of these times when Trump was damned either way according to the anti-war people that I know. If Trump had continued to bomb them until every last one was dead he would have been wrong for killing far more civilians then if he had made the deal. So if it was known that he refused to make this deal we would have stated that this was wrong for him to not take the deal and in fact that would have been the correct position for anti-war people to take.

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    "but I don’t see enough evidence to jump to the conclusion that the US is letting this particular bunch go just so they can continue to fight ISIS"

    ZUSA let ISIS troops go so they can be redeployed against Syria & its allies.

    For instance, concerning the now finished battle for Albu-Kamal, ISIS last bastion in Eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border, which has fallen recently to Syrian forces, heavily backed by IRGC & Hezbollah... when the battle was still ongoing, wrote a retired German army officer who has been writing about the Syrian war from the start;

    ...Since then more [pro-gov.]troops have arrived and are now ready to launch an all out attack[on Albu-Kamal]. Coming from Russia long range bombers hit ISIS positions. The U.S. is trying to make such support more difficult by claiming an "air corridor" over the city:

    Russia on Tuesday accused the United States of providing de-facto cover for Islamic State units in Syria
    ..
    Specifically, the Russian Defence Ministry said the U.S. air force had tried to hinder Russian strikes on Islamic State militants around Albu Kamal.
    In October, after the U.S. made a deal with ISIS fighters to evacuate Raqqa, it had escorted foreign ISIS fighters towards Abu Kamal:

    He says the convoy went to the countryside of eastern Syria, not far from the border with Iraq.
    ...
    From the cab of his truck, Abu Fawzi watched as a coalition warplane flew overhead, dropping illumination flares, which lit up the convoy and the road ahead.
    Abu Kamal is now well defended with the most ferocious ISIS troops inside. They have nowhere to go. It will be difficult to dig them out of their positions. Meanwhile the U.S. SDF proxy forces north of the Euphrates move further towards the area.
     
    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/11/syria-summary-the-idleb-battle-comes-into-sight.html#more
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  108. @ChuckOrloski
    Fascinating post, CUSTER!

    Linked below is a You Tube video which claims Putin's government holds satellite imagery of the 9/11 attacks which our leadership prefers unseen.

    https://youtu.be/-NPAF2yQCdI

    If such imagery exists, it confounds me to consider why President Putin did not release it, especially given the fact that the Democrats and Corporate Media were moronically hammering Russians with influencing the 2016 in Trump's favor.

    Uh..., "Is that stupid?" Or perhaps par-for-the New World Order course?

    Thanks, Mr. Custer!

    Is that a computer generated voice-over? It is truly awful and one I’d only consider using if I wanted to conceal the information it is attempting to reveal.

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    Nosey,

    You are on-the-ball and thanks for offering the good point.

    Disturbing is the fact that if Russia could spill-the-beans on 9/11 using satellite imagery, so could other governments who may not like us do so, including our own!

    At any rate, below is a more palatable version of the conspiracy "conspiracy theory."

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.indiatimes.com/news/world/vladimir-putin-has-secret-9-11-satellite-images-that-may-topple-the-us-government-say-sources-261621.html

    Good night and good luck!
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  109. Art says:
    @ChuckOrloski
    Brother Rurik,

    Below, "Boy, is this stupid?" Re, ZUSA President Trump's closure of PLO office in D.C.

    http://news.antiwar.com/2017/11/21/palestinian-leadership-freezes-communications-with-us/

    All but for dumb goyim Americans, the world "gets" the hypocrisy, Rurik.

    (Zigh) No, no..., President "Bonespur" is not stupid. * He's executing an assigned obligation.

    * Thanks once again to J. St. Clair for inventing the accurate & comical nickname.

    Finally, I offer a sincere Thanksgiving Eve "thanks" to (all) U.R. commenters.

    Below, “Boy, is this stupid?” Re, ZUSA President Trump’s closure of PLO office in D.C.

    Chuck,

    Clearly Trump is Netanyahu’s fluffer – endeavoring to maintain the screwing of the Palestinians by his grandchildren’s elders.

    Trump intends to give the Palestinians a “Godfather deal – one they cannot refuse.”

    Think Peace — Art

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  110. “So if it was known that he (Trump) refused to make this deal we would have stated that this was wrong for him to not take the deal and in fact that would have been the correct position for anti-war people to take.”

    Hey Brad Smith,

    Regarding your interesting & maze-like sentence (above), and as a result of a socially engineered loss of the American citizen’s ability to distinguish right from wrong / good from evil, very few including ZUSA Congressmen paused to question President Obama’s Zio-inspired will to militarily remove Assad from power in Syria.

    Such sickly nationwide circumstance leads directly to disempowering & divisive cognitive dissonance.

    Thanks!

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  111. Art says:
    @Adlai
    Adlai Steveneson was defeated by AIPAC?

    from wikipedia ....
    "Michael Oren writes in his book, Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present, "Though founded in 1953, AIPAC had only now in the mid-70s, achieved the financial and political clout necessary to sway congressional opinion. Confronted with opposition from both houses of Congress, United States President Gerald Ford rescinded his 'reassessment.'"[14] George Lenczowski notes a similar, mid-1970s, timeframe for the rise of AIPAC power. "It [the Carter Presidency] also coincides with the militant emergence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as a major force in shaping American policy toward the Middle East."

    Adlai Stevenson ran for President in 1952 and in 1956. He opposed President/General Eisenhower, who in turn had opposed an Israeli/British alliance in the Suez crisis of the 1950's. To claim that Stevenson was defeated by AIPAC is a Trump level of anti-Truth.

    And, BTW, Stevenson was never a Senator. He did hold the post of Ambassador to the UN, and he was elected Governor of Illinois, but a simple fact check shows that he was never a Senator.

    Yet, now readers who don't know history are asked to believe that Senator Stevenson was defeated by a powerful Israeli state which had only been founded a few years before, while running as the nominee of the party which backed the creation of the State of Israel and against a President who had opposed Israel in the major foreign policy crisis in the Middle East at the time.

    Yet, now readers who don’t know history are asked to believe that Senator Stevenson was defeated by a powerful Israeli state

    It was Illinois Senator Percy that was brought down by the Jews.

    He spoke out about Israeli influence and was politically murdered. It was a watershed day in US politics.

    Ever after, now every US politician lives in abject fear of the Jew political machine. (Their privately owned media is their hammer.)

    Think Peace — Art

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    Yet, now readers who don’t know history are asked to believe that Senator Stevenson was defeated by a powerful Israeli state
     
    I clarified this in my post #99. I was speaking of Senator Adlai Stevenson III of Illinois, who also became a victim of the Jewish power.
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  112. @NoseytheDuke
    Is that a computer generated voice-over? It is truly awful and one I'd only consider using if I wanted to conceal the information it is attempting to reveal.

    Nosey,

    You are on-the-ball and thanks for offering the good point.

    Disturbing is the fact that if Russia could spill-the-beans on 9/11 using satellite imagery, so could other governments who may not like us do so, including our own!

    At any rate, below is a more palatable version of the conspiracy “conspiracy theory.”

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.indiatimes.com/news/world/vladimir-putin-has-secret-9-11-satellite-images-that-may-topple-the-us-government-say-sources-261621.html

    Good night and good luck!

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  113. Sun Tzu says:

    The United States of Israel have made sure all along that key elements of “ISIS” escape slaughter — since we all know that much of ISIS is comprised of Israeli IDF military leaders, Mossad agents, even a few “deniable” USA military elements or “ex” USA military elements, among others. The cannon fodder “paid-to-fight” conscripts get turned into red mush, but most of the time the “elite” get airlifted or otherwise extracted or safely routed out of imminent danger, whenever possible, which is most of the time.

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  114. @Art
    Couldn’t we, once more, become manufacturers and traders, rather than mercenaries for Israel? That would Make America Great Again.

    Sorry – but Trump has one giant chink in his armor – he is Netanyahu’s fluffer – he supports the Jew’s hardon for humanity.

    Think Peace --- Art

    It is really hard to know where Trumps thoughts are. Is his constant support of Israel a true belief or is it a cynical way to get to where he wants to go – and is that destination good for the US or just for Trump?

    I understood when Madonna converted to Judaism to salvage her dying career in Hollywood (how un-Jewish a name is Madonna?), but I can’t quite grok why Ivanka did that, since she is not lacking in the monetary department. Is Jared considered such a hunk by women that they would embrace the tenets of another faith and accompanying rites to marry him, or is there an even baser reason? Was having his daughter convert to Judaism a ploy on Trump’s path to the presidency – a marriage of convenience to acquire the realm? Maybe it is true love…

    Cynical minds want to know…

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    It is really hard to know where Trumps thoughts are. Is his constant support of Israel a true belief or is it a cynical way to get to where he wants to go – and is that destination good for the US or just for Trump?
     
    C&D - sorry for the belated reply - hope you see it.

    Trump’s belief that Jared Kushner would bring an equable peace deal to the Palestinians is a fantasy.

    Somehow Trump cannot see that Kushner is the 100% embodiment of Jew supremacy and all that goes with it. Trump himself, has good base human instincts – true, he does not suffer fools - but he is not a destructive person. Jew Jared does not share those instincts. The Kushner family is into stealing Palestinian land and putting Jew squatters on it. The family is total Zionist.

    It appears that Kushner has foreign policy influence well beyond Israel proper. Trump is supporting the Saudi prince, who in league with Israel, wants to attack Iran. Hmm - what is Kushner advising? Are Kushner and the Saudi prince promoting instability in the ME. Belligerence with Iran is bad for world peace.

    Through Trump, these two young men could be driving the world to WWIII.

    Think Peace --- Art

    p.s. I think that Trump has a blind spot when it comes to Jews – reason - Ivanka and grandchildren.
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  115. L.K says:
    @Brad Smith
    This is one of the few times that I can't agree with the author's analysis of the situation. I believe that the alternative was fighting to the last man, which would have meant thousands more dead civilians. I'm very much against our involvement at all. But I can't for the life of me see how making them fight to the last man would have been better than this deal, which by the way has been the norm for both the Russians and Syrians as well. Are Putin and Assad making these kind of deals because they want ISIS to live on? I don't think so and I don't believe that was Trump's intention either. Now I could be wrong, but I don't see enough evidence to jump to the conclusion that the US is letting this particular bunch go just so they can continue to fight ISIS. With or without this small group ISIS will remain fighting as a terrorist/insurgent group for some time to come. Furthermore, it's not like any leadership that remained didn't already have chances to flee.

    This was one of these times when Trump was damned either way according to the anti-war people that I know. If Trump had continued to bomb them until every last one was dead he would have been wrong for killing far more civilians then if he had made the deal. So if it was known that he refused to make this deal we would have stated that this was wrong for him to not take the deal and in fact that would have been the correct position for anti-war people to take.

    “but I don’t see enough evidence to jump to the conclusion that the US is letting this particular bunch go just so they can continue to fight ISIS”

    ZUSA let ISIS troops go so they can be redeployed against Syria & its allies.

    For instance, concerning the now finished battle for Albu-Kamal, ISIS last bastion in Eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border, which has fallen recently to Syrian forces, heavily backed by IRGC & Hezbollah… when the battle was still ongoing, wrote a retired German army officer who has been writing about the Syrian war from the start;

    …Since then more [pro-gov.]troops have arrived and are now ready to launch an all out attack[on Albu-Kamal]. Coming from Russia long range bombers hit ISIS positions. The U.S. is trying to make such support more difficult by claiming an “air corridor” over the city:

    Russia on Tuesday accused the United States of providing de-facto cover for Islamic State units in Syria
    ..
    Specifically, the Russian Defence Ministry said the U.S. air force had tried to hinder Russian strikes on Islamic State militants around Albu Kamal.
    In October, after the U.S. made a deal with ISIS fighters to evacuate Raqqa, it had escorted foreign ISIS fighters towards Abu Kamal:

    He says the convoy went to the countryside of eastern Syria, not far from the border with Iraq.

    From the cab of his truck, Abu Fawzi watched as a coalition warplane flew overhead, dropping illumination flares, which lit up the convoy and the road ahead.
    Abu Kamal is now well defended with the most ferocious ISIS troops inside. They have nowhere to go. It will be difficult to dig them out of their positions. Meanwhile the U.S. SDF proxy forces north of the Euphrates move further towards the area.

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/11/syria-summary-the-idleb-battle-comes-into-sight.html#more

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  116. L.K says:
    @Custer
    During WW2, Rommel and the German army found that it was nearly impossible to operate in a desert when the opponent had control of the air. And that was with 1940's prop driven aircraft. Yet, the Allies could spot Rommel's troop movements from the air, attack his troops, and destroy his supply lines.

    Now, 70 years later, the US with spy satelites that can photograph a pack of cigarettes, with flying drone coverage, with high-altitude spy planes, and with jet fighter bombers, can't seem to ever spot large ISIS convoys moving from city to city across the open desert. We saw large columns of shiny, white, new, clear Toyota trucks suddenly materialize and take Iraqi major cities like Mosul. We've seen that every time a city falls to American forces, that ISIS is allowed to withdraw and move to attack another city. We've seen ISIS supposedly materialize out of nowhere to mass their forces and attack. And we've seen that the only time that the US has ever seriously bombed an ISIS convoy was when the Syrian government made a deal with ISIS to withdraw from a city. Then, and only then, with the US apparently upset that ISIS didn't fight to the death against the Syrians in that case, did the US do any major damage by bombing an ISIS convoy.

    And to repeat, this is all happening in wide open desert where there is little cover under which to move. Spy satelites are unable to spot the ISIS convoys. None of the heat imaging or night vision expensive toys paid for by the US taxpayer can seem to spot an ISIS convoy. ISIS apparently has a cloak of invisibility that shields them from the prying eyes of an otherwise effective US surveilence state.

    The Russians, who know very well the American surveilence capabilities, do not believe this. And their own surveilence has pictures of US forces moving through ISIS controlled territory without posting guards or look-outs or in any way worrying about their own safety and even digging in for the night while moving through 'indian country' full of terrorists who we are told would gladly capture an American soldier and chop off his head on the internet.

    If you believe that, I can get you a great deal on a bridge in the desert.

    Great comment Custer, perfect… if you think about it, it’s common sense really…
    But it seems common sense is gone…

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  117. MEexpert says:
    @Art
    Yet, now readers who don’t know history are asked to believe that Senator Stevenson was defeated by a powerful Israeli state

    It was Illinois Senator Percy that was brought down by the Jews.

    He spoke out about Israeli influence and was politically murdered. It was a watershed day in US politics.

    Ever after, now every US politician lives in abject fear of the Jew political machine. (Their privately owned media is their hammer.)

    Think Peace --- Art

    Yet, now readers who don’t know history are asked to believe that Senator Stevenson was defeated by a powerful Israeli state

    I clarified this in my post #99. I was speaking of Senator Adlai Stevenson III of Illinois, who also became a victim of the Jewish power.

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  118. russia basted those usa terrorists to kingdom come. beautiful.

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    "Five thousand US troops are on the territory of Syria, not counting their allies - British, Germans, Danes." - There is a bunch of uninvited intruders all belonging to NATO. -- War criminals cooperating with ISIS. http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/11/how-putins-troika-is-pushing-us-out-of.html
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    russia basted those usa terrorists to kingdom come. beautiful.

    not so fast:
    “Five thousand US troops are on the territory of Syria, not counting their allies – British, Germans, Danes.” – There is a bunch of uninvited intruders all belonging to NATO. — War criminals cooperating with ISIS. http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/11/how-putins-troika-is-pushing-us-out-of.html

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  120. Well, you do have to consider that some say ISIS stands for Israel Security Intelligence Service and that its leader, Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi , is never found because he is said to reside in Tel Aviv and they never look there.

    Even if both are untrue, they still point to an important truth.

    The operation in Syria has always been an American-Israeli one, part of America’s long march through the Middle East that has set fire to half a dozen countries. It employs also the interests of Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar – a grouping that is starting to fall apart – with Britain and France serving as secret willing helpers.

    All the “international terror” events of recent years in Paris and London are in fact blowback from the secret participation of those countries. Young men who have lost family and friends in this dark operation and seek some vengeance. America and its allies then use such attacks to further fire up their own populations to keep supporting all the dirty work in the Mideast.

    From time to time, America is ready to attack some ISIS elements for various reasons. Some have gone beyond their brief, some have outlived their usefulness, and sometimes really bad publicity demands a show.There is little real loyalty when you are dealing with cut throat mercenaries and the world’s greatest terror state, America.

    Ever notice how ISIS (aka Daesh) has never attacked Israel or Israeli interests or indeed the corrupt princes of Saudi Arabia – all of which would be the real targets of a genuine jihadi band were there such a thing in fact?

    Syria, again and again, has uncovered weapons caches with US or Israeli markings. And those pick-up trucks ISIS originally ran around in were supplied by Saudi Arabia. And who do you think pays all the salaries for those thugs? And supplies weapons and food and intelligence?

    It’s all a big fraud, a very nasty fraud putting the lives of millions at risk.

    ISIS is a tool, not a cause, a tool in America’s long campaign to literally pave over much of the Middle East so that its colony there feels secure and can dominate.

    With the extremes of bad publicity ISIS has had frequently, you can hardly expect its real benefactors to admit the truth.

    First ISIS got rid of a government in Iraq the US hated. That didn’t take too much of an effort, and Iraqi troops running from them, leaving behind their weapons like tanks, were undoubtedly all bribed to do so by America’s ally Saudi Arabia.

    Then they turned and went back into Syria to try destroying a government there America and its colony, Israel, hate. But they have failed in their efforts.

    So the beautiful country of Syria was torn apart, historic sites destroyed, a people put though hell, about 400,000 were killed, and several million made refugees (almost destabilizing Europe) all for the American-Israeli notion of a new Middle East which is supposed to more closely resemble some planned town from Disneyworld.

    That’s America today. Unbelievable it still has a shred of decent reputation.

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    "Ever notice how ISIS (aka Daesh) has never attacked Israel or Israeli interests or indeed the corrupt princes of Saudi Arabia – all of which would be the real targets of a genuine jihadi band were there such a thing in fact?
    Syria, again and again, has uncovered weapons caches with US or Israeli markings. And those pick-up trucks ISIS originally ran around in were supplied by Saudi Arabia. And who do you think pays all the salaries for those thugs? And supplies weapons and food and intelligence?
    It’s all a big fraud, a very nasty fraud putting the lives of millions at risk.
    ISIS is a tool, not a cause, a tool in America’s long campaign to literally pave over much of the Middle East so that its colony [?] there feels secure and can dominate."

    Thank you. This is a bitter truth that is intolerable for the supporters of Israel -- hence their belief that the facts have anti-Jewish bias. Lunatics. Destroying the well-being and happiness of millions of people for the questionable tribal mythology is going to have a mighty repercussion, perhaps even a self-made final solution.

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  121. My hunch is the Brits and French were behind this negotiation to let the ISIS fighters go. Lots of them are British and French and slaughtering them would inflame the pets back home. Sounds like that’s gonna happen anyway. In any case it’s a total shitshow. At least the Russians are doing good work.

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  122. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @JOHN CHUCKMAN
    Well, you do have to consider that some say ISIS stands for Israel Security Intelligence Service and that its leader, Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi , is never found because he is said to reside in Tel Aviv and they never look there.

    Even if both are untrue, they still point to an important truth.

    The operation in Syria has always been an American-Israeli one, part of America's long march through the Middle East that has set fire to half a dozen countries. It employs also the interests of Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar - a grouping that is starting to fall apart - with Britain and France serving as secret willing helpers.

    All the "international terror" events of recent years in Paris and London are in fact blowback from the secret participation of those countries. Young men who have lost family and friends in this dark operation and seek some vengeance. America and its allies then use such attacks to further fire up their own populations to keep supporting all the dirty work in the Mideast.

    From time to time, America is ready to attack some ISIS elements for various reasons. Some have gone beyond their brief, some have outlived their usefulness, and sometimes really bad publicity demands a show.There is little real loyalty when you are dealing with cut throat mercenaries and the world's greatest terror state, America.

    Ever notice how ISIS (aka Daesh) has never attacked Israel or Israeli interests or indeed the corrupt princes of Saudi Arabia - all of which would be the real targets of a genuine jihadi band were there such a thing in fact?

    Syria, again and again, has uncovered weapons caches with US or Israeli markings. And those pick-up trucks ISIS originally ran around in were supplied by Saudi Arabia. And who do you think pays all the salaries for those thugs? And supplies weapons and food and intelligence?

    It's all a big fraud, a very nasty fraud putting the lives of millions at risk.

    ISIS is a tool, not a cause, a tool in America's long campaign to literally pave over much of the Middle East so that its colony there feels secure and can dominate.

    With the extremes of bad publicity ISIS has had frequently, you can hardly expect its real benefactors to admit the truth.

    First ISIS got rid of a government in Iraq the US hated. That didn't take too much of an effort, and Iraqi troops running from them, leaving behind their weapons like tanks, were undoubtedly all bribed to do so by America's ally Saudi Arabia.

    Then they turned and went back into Syria to try destroying a government there America and its colony, Israel, hate. But they have failed in their efforts.

    So the beautiful country of Syria was torn apart, historic sites destroyed, a people put though hell, about 400,000 were killed, and several million made refugees (almost destabilizing Europe) all for the American-Israeli notion of a new Middle East which is supposed to more closely resemble some planned town from Disneyworld.

    That's America today. Unbelievable it still has a shred of decent reputation.

    “Ever notice how ISIS (aka Daesh) has never attacked Israel or Israeli interests or indeed the corrupt princes of Saudi Arabia – all of which would be the real targets of a genuine jihadi band were there such a thing in fact?
    Syria, again and again, has uncovered weapons caches with US or Israeli markings. And those pick-up trucks ISIS originally ran around in were supplied by Saudi Arabia. And who do you think pays all the salaries for those thugs? And supplies weapons and food and intelligence?
    It’s all a big fraud, a very nasty fraud putting the lives of millions at risk.
    ISIS is a tool, not a cause, a tool in America’s long campaign to literally pave over much of the Middle East so that its colony [?] there feels secure and can dominate.”

    Thank you. This is a bitter truth that is intolerable for the supporters of Israel — hence their belief that the facts have anti-Jewish bias. Lunatics. Destroying the well-being and happiness of millions of people for the questionable tribal mythology is going to have a mighty repercussion, perhaps even a self-made final solution.

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    " for the questionable tribal mythology "

    Is it really still about that or are we not just in some end-game land-grab by any group that can muster, garner, purloin, jihadite, tropiate or canardeer strength?
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  123. Anonymous says: • Website • Disclaimer
    @Custer
    During WW2, Rommel and the German army found that it was nearly impossible to operate in a desert when the opponent had control of the air. And that was with 1940's prop driven aircraft. Yet, the Allies could spot Rommel's troop movements from the air, attack his troops, and destroy his supply lines.

    Now, 70 years later, the US with spy satelites that can photograph a pack of cigarettes, with flying drone coverage, with high-altitude spy planes, and with jet fighter bombers, can't seem to ever spot large ISIS convoys moving from city to city across the open desert. We saw large columns of shiny, white, new, clear Toyota trucks suddenly materialize and take Iraqi major cities like Mosul. We've seen that every time a city falls to American forces, that ISIS is allowed to withdraw and move to attack another city. We've seen ISIS supposedly materialize out of nowhere to mass their forces and attack. And we've seen that the only time that the US has ever seriously bombed an ISIS convoy was when the Syrian government made a deal with ISIS to withdraw from a city. Then, and only then, with the US apparently upset that ISIS didn't fight to the death against the Syrians in that case, did the US do any major damage by bombing an ISIS convoy.

    And to repeat, this is all happening in wide open desert where there is little cover under which to move. Spy satelites are unable to spot the ISIS convoys. None of the heat imaging or night vision expensive toys paid for by the US taxpayer can seem to spot an ISIS convoy. ISIS apparently has a cloak of invisibility that shields them from the prying eyes of an otherwise effective US surveilence state.

    The Russians, who know very well the American surveilence capabilities, do not believe this. And their own surveilence has pictures of US forces moving through ISIS controlled territory without posting guards or look-outs or in any way worrying about their own safety and even digging in for the night while moving through 'indian country' full of terrorists who we are told would gladly capture an American soldier and chop off his head on the internet.

    If you believe that, I can get you a great deal on a bridge in the desert.

    If only I had spy satelites and not just my government.

    t. libertarian or terorist ?

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  124. helena says:
    @Anon
    "Ever notice how ISIS (aka Daesh) has never attacked Israel or Israeli interests or indeed the corrupt princes of Saudi Arabia – all of which would be the real targets of a genuine jihadi band were there such a thing in fact?
    Syria, again and again, has uncovered weapons caches with US or Israeli markings. And those pick-up trucks ISIS originally ran around in were supplied by Saudi Arabia. And who do you think pays all the salaries for those thugs? And supplies weapons and food and intelligence?
    It’s all a big fraud, a very nasty fraud putting the lives of millions at risk.
    ISIS is a tool, not a cause, a tool in America’s long campaign to literally pave over much of the Middle East so that its colony [?] there feels secure and can dominate."

    Thank you. This is a bitter truth that is intolerable for the supporters of Israel -- hence their belief that the facts have anti-Jewish bias. Lunatics. Destroying the well-being and happiness of millions of people for the questionable tribal mythology is going to have a mighty repercussion, perhaps even a self-made final solution.

    ” for the questionable tribal mythology ”

    Is it really still about that or are we not just in some end-game land-grab by any group that can muster, garner, purloin, jihadite, tropiate or canardeer strength?

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  125. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    “In Escalating War Of Words, Saudi Crown Prince Calls Iran’s Ayatollah “New Hitler Of The Middle East”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-24/escalating-war-words-saudi-crown-prince-calls-irans-ayatollah-new-hitler-middle-east

    The baby is upset. Israeli friends told the baby (Mohammed bin Salman) that there is a “new Hitler” nearby. Boo! The Israeli friends want MbS to deal with the “new Hitler” — for the Saudi’s expense, of course.
    Someone needs to explain the “heroic” fool that Israelis care not about Hitler and all that jazz. Israelis are actually OK with Nazi and neo-Nazi when this is profitable for Jewish people. An Israeli citizen Kolomojsky finances a neo-Nazi battalion in Ukraine to protect his assets there. The powerful Kagans family of US ziocons has produced a wonderful regime-changer Nuland-Kagan who has installed a neo-Nazi government in Kiev. Never mind that the “liberated”-by-Kagans Ukraine is now teeming with neo-Nazis who love defacing Jewish cemeteries and love parading in honor of fascist collaborators like Bandera. The Soviet monuments to the fallen fighters with fascism are also under assault by neo-Nazis in Kievan government. What could be better for ZUSA?

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    A pity that the Iranians haven’t fired back by calling the House of Saud crypto-Jews. MbS is the new Trotsky of the ME!
    , @Beefcake the Mighty
    Also, the fact that Thomas Friedman is enthusiastic about all this is proof positive that the Israelis are on board.
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  126. @Anon
    "In Escalating War Of Words, Saudi Crown Prince Calls Iran's Ayatollah "New Hitler Of The Middle East"
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-24/escalating-war-words-saudi-crown-prince-calls-irans-ayatollah-new-hitler-middle-east
    The baby is upset. Israeli friends told the baby (Mohammed bin Salman) that there is a "new Hitler" nearby. Boo! The Israeli friends want MbS to deal with the "new Hitler" -- for the Saudi's expense, of course.
    Someone needs to explain the "heroic" fool that Israelis care not about Hitler and all that jazz. Israelis are actually OK with Nazi and neo-Nazi when this is profitable for Jewish people. An Israeli citizen Kolomojsky finances a neo-Nazi battalion in Ukraine to protect his assets there. The powerful Kagans family of US ziocons has produced a wonderful regime-changer Nuland-Kagan who has installed a neo-Nazi government in Kiev. Never mind that the "liberated"-by-Kagans Ukraine is now teeming with neo-Nazis who love defacing Jewish cemeteries and love parading in honor of fascist collaborators like Bandera. The Soviet monuments to the fallen fighters with fascism are also under assault by neo-Nazis in Kievan government. What could be better for ZUSA?

    A pity that the Iranians haven’t fired back by calling the House of Saud crypto-Jews. MbS is the new Trotsky of the ME!

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    Jared Kushner as FDR & Elana Kagan & Ruth Ginsburg as Brandeis & Frankfurter.

    what could possibly go wrong
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  127. @Anon
    "In Escalating War Of Words, Saudi Crown Prince Calls Iran's Ayatollah "New Hitler Of The Middle East"
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-24/escalating-war-words-saudi-crown-prince-calls-irans-ayatollah-new-hitler-middle-east
    The baby is upset. Israeli friends told the baby (Mohammed bin Salman) that there is a "new Hitler" nearby. Boo! The Israeli friends want MbS to deal with the "new Hitler" -- for the Saudi's expense, of course.
    Someone needs to explain the "heroic" fool that Israelis care not about Hitler and all that jazz. Israelis are actually OK with Nazi and neo-Nazi when this is profitable for Jewish people. An Israeli citizen Kolomojsky finances a neo-Nazi battalion in Ukraine to protect his assets there. The powerful Kagans family of US ziocons has produced a wonderful regime-changer Nuland-Kagan who has installed a neo-Nazi government in Kiev. Never mind that the "liberated"-by-Kagans Ukraine is now teeming with neo-Nazis who love defacing Jewish cemeteries and love parading in honor of fascist collaborators like Bandera. The Soviet monuments to the fallen fighters with fascism are also under assault by neo-Nazis in Kievan government. What could be better for ZUSA?

    Also, the fact that Thomas Friedman is enthusiastic about all this is proof positive that the Israelis are on board.

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    Israelis have been having very efficient intelligence recruitment operations in the US:

    "The United States military is a Zionist institution.... I have taken more than 400 American security professionals – primarily retired American Admirals and Generals – to Israel in more than 30 trips. And at the other end of their careers, I have sent more than 500 cadets and midshipmen of our service academies to Israel before they received their commissions." -- Shoshana Bryen
    https://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/2017/11/20/u-s-military-zionist-organization/

    "The indoctrination and conditioning program described by Shoshana Bryen has been carried through to the present under the umbrella of AIPAC and its galaxy of linked organizations especially the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). This program has been wildly, incredibly successful. As a result there is an unthinking willingness among senior, and not so senior American officers to support Israeli policy in Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and now Saudi Arabia.
    The handful of ME trained and educated US officers are ignored, treated as technical experts or shoved out the door when they speak up.
    The US military now seems to be totally focused on Israeli policy goals in Iran, Syria and Iraq. ... The process of conditioning American officers to make them Zionists has been ongoing for a long time." http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/11/have-the-us-militry-gone-zionist.html#comment-6a00d8341c72e153ef01b7c9370eac970b

    Illustration to the US-Israel relationships: “Neuro-parasitogy of the Jewel Wasp and its Zombie Cockroach Host” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovo_T0KqdYg
    “The parasitoid Jewel Wasp (Ampulex compressa) uses cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) as a live fresh food supply for its offspring. The wasp injects venom directly into the cockroach brain to control its behavior. …it ends in a slow horrifying death of the cockroach.”

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  128. L.K says:

    Amusing vid; Palestinian tire vs IDF sissies… Tire wins! :0)

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  129. L.K says:

    Meanwhile, the ZUSA & ZUK( what is news?) are supporting the Saudi led genocidal campaign against the Houthis in Yemen, a disgusting campaign mainly targeting the civilian population through airstrikes and a total blockade of this very poor country… causing widespread famine and disease so as to try to force the Houthis to give up…

    This is because, on the ground, the Saudis and their allies are getting their butts kicked… the Saudi army being quite useless… just like the mercenary forces from their Gulf allies.

    The Houthis are enemies of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian P. The saudis are their sponsors and allies.

    Why Are We Helping Saudi Arabia Destroy Yemen?
    by Ron Paul

    http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/november/20/why-are-we-helping-saudi-arabia-destroy-yemen/

    On the ground though, things have been going very badly for the Saudis, which puts a smile on my face… take a look at the following vid, showing large number of Saudi armor( US and Western supplied) knocked out or otherwise abandoned in battle…
    @ around 7:25

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    Thanks for the video LK - very nice. The man's Arabic is really awesome (those Yemenis speak a very pure form - except for that "g" sound in place of the "q") - a bit fast though. Anyway, Yemenis are really tough people. The Egyptians learned that lesson the hard way after bleeding out a lot of men and treasure in a useless war in the 60's.

    Peace.
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  130. Art says:
    @Cloak And Dagger
    It is really hard to know where Trumps thoughts are. Is his constant support of Israel a true belief or is it a cynical way to get to where he wants to go - and is that destination good for the US or just for Trump?

    I understood when Madonna converted to Judaism to salvage her dying career in Hollywood (how un-Jewish a name is Madonna?), but I can't quite grok why Ivanka did that, since she is not lacking in the monetary department. Is Jared considered such a hunk by women that they would embrace the tenets of another faith and accompanying rites to marry him, or is there an even baser reason? Was having his daughter convert to Judaism a ploy on Trump's path to the presidency - a marriage of convenience to acquire the realm? Maybe it is true love...

    Cynical minds want to know...

    It is really hard to know where Trumps thoughts are. Is his constant support of Israel a true belief or is it a cynical way to get to where he wants to go – and is that destination good for the US or just for Trump?

    C&D – sorry for the belated reply – hope you see it.

    Trump’s belief that Jared Kushner would bring an equable peace deal to the Palestinians is a fantasy.

    Somehow Trump cannot see that Kushner is the 100% embodiment of Jew supremacy and all that goes with it. Trump himself, has good base human instincts – true, he does not suffer fools – but he is not a destructive person. Jew Jared does not share those instincts. The Kushner family is into stealing Palestinian land and putting Jew squatters on it. The family is total Zionist.

    It appears that Kushner has foreign policy influence well beyond Israel proper. Trump is supporting the Saudi prince, who in league with Israel, wants to attack Iran. Hmm – what is Kushner advising? Are Kushner and the Saudi prince promoting instability in the ME. Belligerence with Iran is bad for world peace.

    Through Trump, these two young men could be driving the world to WWIII.

    Think Peace — Art

    p.s. I think that Trump has a blind spot when it comes to Jews – reason – Ivanka and grandchildren.

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    I think that Trump has a blind spot when it comes to Jews – reason – Ivanka and grandchildren.

     

    I have no problem with Jews. I have a problem with Israel-firsters conflating Jews with Israel. If Trump can separate his Jewish grandchildren and his Jewish daughter from his Israel-firster son-in-law, then more power to him. If he can't, to hell with him.
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  131. They all do it, and with reason:
    1. You would have to be very extravert and vcngeful to bring it to a conclusion.
    2. You would have to beat you swords in to plowshares something hard to do.

    Remember that after the end of the Thirty Years’ War in 1648 it took years to demobilize and they you were left with an army of bandit and beggars.

    No you just have to keep it going.

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  132. dcite says:
    @jacques sheete

    It is the mainstream tho.
     
    Still, using the term legitimizes it somewhat more than it deserves. And it supports the agendas of the plutoligarchs and they are not mainstream by any means.

    So what do you call it? Other than “lies and omissions perpetrated by corporations, rich people, their bankers, and their puppets, who, concentrated into about 6 people, own and control the vast realm of print and digital media disseminated to the masses ?”

    Is there a tiny url for it?

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  133. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Beefcake the Mighty
    Also, the fact that Thomas Friedman is enthusiastic about all this is proof positive that the Israelis are on board.

    Israelis have been having very efficient intelligence recruitment operations in the US:

    “The United States military is a Zionist institution…. I have taken more than 400 American security professionals – primarily retired American Admirals and Generals – to Israel in more than 30 trips. And at the other end of their careers, I have sent more than 500 cadets and midshipmen of our service academies to Israel before they received their commissions.” — Shoshana Bryen

    https://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/2017/11/20/u-s-military-zionist-organization/

    “The indoctrination and conditioning program described by Shoshana Bryen has been carried through to the present under the umbrella of AIPAC and its galaxy of linked organizations especially the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). This program has been wildly, incredibly successful. As a result there is an unthinking willingness among senior, and not so senior American officers to support Israeli policy in Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and now Saudi Arabia.
    The handful of ME trained and educated US officers are ignored, treated as technical experts or shoved out the door when they speak up.
    The US military now seems to be totally focused on Israeli policy goals in Iran, Syria and Iraq. … The process of conditioning American officers to make them Zionists has been ongoing for a long time.http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/11/have-the-us-militry-gone-zionist.html#comment-6a00d8341c72e153ef01b7c9370eac970b

    Illustration to the US-Israel relationships: “Neuro-parasitogy of the Jewel Wasp and its Zombie Cockroach Host” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovo_T0KqdYg
    “The parasitoid Jewel Wasp (Ampulex compressa) uses cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) as a live fresh food supply for its offspring. The wasp injects venom directly into the cockroach brain to control its behavior. …it ends in a slow horrifying death of the cockroach.”

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    The United States military is a Zionist institution
     
    LOL! Well that sure clears up a hell of a lot!!!

    Peace.
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  134. @One Tribe
    Delinquent understanding of history:


    "Pretty sure the people of spain would disagree with “Before the Palestinian issue there were no hijackings, kidnappings, or killings of non-Muslim by Muslims."

    You should carefully validate your historical 'facts', especially when describing "hijackings, kidnappings, or killings of non-Muslim", in Spain after the Islamic 'Moorish' conquest; try Douglas Reed "The Controversy of Zion" p.89 ish at: https://archive.org/details/TheControversyOfZion

    You will see how events of our current era from 1800, follow a pattern traceable for 25 centuries.

    I wasnt aware you replied to me.
    I will read that link when i have time. Im always open to new information.

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  135. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    The problem with US foreign policy is that we Christian Americans have allowed Jews to take over.
    And we – you – are scared **** to do much about it.
    Christians are subservient to Jews.
    What sort of country are we?
    What sort of people allows its country to be stolen?
    A people that does not deserve a country.
    That’s us.

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    What sort of people allows its country to be stolen?

    A distracted people, perhaps distracted by Hollywood or by the MSM.
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  136. @Art

    It is really hard to know where Trumps thoughts are. Is his constant support of Israel a true belief or is it a cynical way to get to where he wants to go – and is that destination good for the US or just for Trump?
     
    C&D - sorry for the belated reply - hope you see it.

    Trump’s belief that Jared Kushner would bring an equable peace deal to the Palestinians is a fantasy.

    Somehow Trump cannot see that Kushner is the 100% embodiment of Jew supremacy and all that goes with it. Trump himself, has good base human instincts – true, he does not suffer fools - but he is not a destructive person. Jew Jared does not share those instincts. The Kushner family is into stealing Palestinian land and putting Jew squatters on it. The family is total Zionist.

    It appears that Kushner has foreign policy influence well beyond Israel proper. Trump is supporting the Saudi prince, who in league with Israel, wants to attack Iran. Hmm - what is Kushner advising? Are Kushner and the Saudi prince promoting instability in the ME. Belligerence with Iran is bad for world peace.

    Through Trump, these two young men could be driving the world to WWIII.

    Think Peace --- Art

    p.s. I think that Trump has a blind spot when it comes to Jews – reason - Ivanka and grandchildren.

    I think that Trump has a blind spot when it comes to Jews – reason – Ivanka and grandchildren.

    I have no problem with Jews. I have a problem with Israel-firsters conflating Jews with Israel. If Trump can separate his Jewish grandchildren and his Jewish daughter from his Israel-firster son-in-law, then more power to him. If he can’t, to hell with him.

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  137. Where have I heard that Continuous War Revolutionary Statement? Was it Leon Trotsky?

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  138. @anonymous
    The problem with US foreign policy is that we Christian Americans have allowed Jews to take over.
    And we - you - are scared **** to do much about it.
    Christians are subservient to Jews.
    What sort of country are we?
    What sort of people allows its country to be stolen?
    A people that does not deserve a country.
    That's us.

    What sort of people allows its country to be stolen?

    A distracted people, perhaps distracted by Hollywood or by the MSM.

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  139. Talha says:
    @L.K
    Meanwhile, the ZUSA & ZUK( what is news?) are supporting the Saudi led genocidal campaign against the Houthis in Yemen, a disgusting campaign mainly targeting the civilian population through airstrikes and a total blockade of this very poor country... causing widespread famine and disease so as to try to force the Houthis to give up...

    This is because, on the ground, the Saudis and their allies are getting their butts kicked... the Saudi army being quite useless... just like the mercenary forces from their Gulf allies.

    The Houthis are enemies of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian P. The saudis are their sponsors and allies.

    Why Are We Helping Saudi Arabia Destroy Yemen?
    by Ron Paul
    http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/november/20/why-are-we-helping-saudi-arabia-destroy-yemen/

    On the ground though, things have been going very badly for the Saudis, which puts a smile on my face... take a look at the following vid, showing large number of Saudi armor( US and Western supplied) knocked out or otherwise abandoned in battle...
    @ around 7:25
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYY2hY21iA4

    Thanks for the video LK – very nice. The man’s Arabic is really awesome (those Yemenis speak a very pure form – except for that “g” sound in place of the “q”) – a bit fast though. Anyway, Yemenis are really tough people. The Egyptians learned that lesson the hard way after bleeding out a lot of men and treasure in a useless war in the 60′s.

    Peace.

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    Indeed.
    US Colonel Patrick Lang, a retired senior officer of U.S. Military Intelligence, U.S. Army Special Forces (The Green Berets) and war veteran, & a former military attache in Yemen, writes on the Houthis;

    "Spectacularly gifted in field craft, endowed with a wry, dry sense of humor and fiercely independent among the clans and against whatever government might be, these perpetually armed little hill men make good friends but bad enemies."
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  140. @Beefcake the Mighty
    A pity that the Iranians haven’t fired back by calling the House of Saud crypto-Jews. MbS is the new Trotsky of the ME!

    Jared Kushner as FDR & Elana Kagan & Ruth Ginsburg as Brandeis & Frankfurter.

    what could possibly go wrong

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  141. Talha says:
    @Anon
    Israelis have been having very efficient intelligence recruitment operations in the US:

    "The United States military is a Zionist institution.... I have taken more than 400 American security professionals – primarily retired American Admirals and Generals – to Israel in more than 30 trips. And at the other end of their careers, I have sent more than 500 cadets and midshipmen of our service academies to Israel before they received their commissions." -- Shoshana Bryen
    https://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/2017/11/20/u-s-military-zionist-organization/

    "The indoctrination and conditioning program described by Shoshana Bryen has been carried through to the present under the umbrella of AIPAC and its galaxy of linked organizations especially the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). This program has been wildly, incredibly successful. As a result there is an unthinking willingness among senior, and not so senior American officers to support Israeli policy in Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and now Saudi Arabia.
    The handful of ME trained and educated US officers are ignored, treated as technical experts or shoved out the door when they speak up.
    The US military now seems to be totally focused on Israeli policy goals in Iran, Syria and Iraq. ... The process of conditioning American officers to make them Zionists has been ongoing for a long time." http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/11/have-the-us-militry-gone-zionist.html#comment-6a00d8341c72e153ef01b7c9370eac970b

    Illustration to the US-Israel relationships: “Neuro-parasitogy of the Jewel Wasp and its Zombie Cockroach Host” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovo_T0KqdYg
    “The parasitoid Jewel Wasp (Ampulex compressa) uses cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) as a live fresh food supply for its offspring. The wasp injects venom directly into the cockroach brain to control its behavior. …it ends in a slow horrifying death of the cockroach.”

    The United States military is a Zionist institution

    LOL! Well that sure clears up a hell of a lot!!!

    Peace.

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    The United States military is a Zionist institution
     

     
    Have the US military gone Zionist?
    - Sic Semper Tyrannis
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  142. Che Guava says:
    @ChuckOrloski
    Che Guava to P.G.: "Thanks for the interesting news."

    Hey Che,

    Thanks to Ron Unz, it's free & unconventional education too.

    However, some here might know that the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to maximize profits and turn over control of a massive (affordable) public asset, the internet, to private entities.

    "IS this stupid" of the Trump administration? Nope... methinks Zio Thought Control moves forward!

    Refer to linked NYT article & thank you.


    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/technology/fcc-net-neutrality.html?referer=

    Will be reading it, even if I am despising NYT, but the whole Net neutrality thing, was working on papers and RFCs about 10 years ago and earlier (bandwidth priority schemes) at a company here in Japan. You will find my words and some of my ideas but not my name on those.

    The way ‘Net neutrality’ is explained to the public, is not clear.

    Of course, almost everybody (not me, I am not caring very much) is to expecting huge bandwidths now. Sure, most of the public are too stupid, or a small portion have other deep interests, so cannot be bothering with working out what it means.

    The USA companies are very greedy. Some of those RFCs from Japan were suggesting quite fair ways of sorting packet priority, but seem forgotten in the hell of Google, Netflix, Amazon and Facebook of now.

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  143. @Talha

    The United States military is a Zionist institution
     
    LOL! Well that sure clears up a hell of a lot!!!

    Peace.

    The United States military is a Zionist institution

    Have the US military gone Zionist?
    – Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    Thanks Solon - I will be writing an article on this for next Tuesday...
    , @Talha
    Pretty amazing they are so open about it.

    Peace.
    , @Cloak And Dagger
    So much for "support our troops"!

    If you really want to support our troops, bring them all back home to their families, sans PTSD.

    , @Che Guava
    Interesting article, more correctly, astonishing. Given how obnoxious so many Izzies are, I would thinking, particularly with the junior officers part of the programme, unless young US officers are more stupid than I would expect, it should be having the opposite effect to that intended on many.

    ... and to think, it is all covered by the insane annual US handouts (last time I was calculating, abt.a six thousand dollar a year handout from USA taxpayers for every Israeli man, woman, and child). This to a place that is claiming to be a great economic success story (and that, too, partly based on theft of IP from the USA).

    With a friend like that, who is needing an enemy?
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  144. @SolontoCroesus


    The United States military is a Zionist institution
     

     
    Have the US military gone Zionist?
    - Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Thanks Solon – I will be writing an article on this for next Tuesday…

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    Looking forward to it. Will have my antacid ready.
    , @SolontoCroesus
    Thank you Phil.
    , @Art
    Mr. Giraldi,

    There are articles on the net that say the US government is building military bases in Syria. Even a full-fledged air base capable of handling everything we have.

    How can this be? Syria is sovereign nation – are we that much of a bully that we can just walk in and take what we want? Isn’t that an act of war?

    Has congress approved this? Have the American people been approached about this – have they been apprised of this? Has anyone voted on this?

    Is there a valid defense reason for this – is Syria attacking us – is Syria a danger to us? The answer is – No and No and No!

    Of course, the reason for this wrong doing is one thing and only one thing – Israel!

    Think Peace --- Art
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  145. Talha says:
    @SolontoCroesus


    The United States military is a Zionist institution
     

     
    Have the US military gone Zionist?
    - Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Pretty amazing they are so open about it.

    Peace.

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  146. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    They are open about their colors and they are also stupendously stupid: http://thesaker.is/the-lugansk-republic-situation-mid-note-to-the-dos-concerning-myrotvorets/

    “In Ukraine, the Defense Ministry issues a permission of beards for the militants serving in their armed forces. A link has been published by the RT. This can mean only one thing, that our suspicion about militants who until recently fought for the US and allies’ proxy army in the Middle East called “ISIS” are being relocated to Ukraine.

    On November 23. TASS reported that Russia’s government has lodged a note with the US Department of State to protest the migration of Ukraine’s Myrotvorets (psb4ukr.org) website, which discloses journalists’ personal information, to US servers. There has been no reply from the US to this day.
    The illegal websites, run by the notorious Ukraine’s secret service SBU and supported by NATO, collects and makes public private information of people they call “enemies” of the Kiev regime. The website also calls on the extremists around the world to commit the terror acts against those individuals on the list. … Many people, including a Ukrainian writer and historian Oles Buzina were killed after their information was posted on this site.”

    “A famous journalist Oles Buzina was assassinated in Kiev… 9th political killing” https://t.co/EeVRxeEpk7 — not a peep from Masha Gessen and David Remnick and such.
    Nuland-Kagan revolution is on the march in Ukraine.

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  147. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Another Blackwater Prince, born in Saudi Kingdom and admired and tutored by Israelis: shttp://thesaker.is/the-mbs-blackwater-marriage-of-convenience/

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  148. @SolontoCroesus


    The United States military is a Zionist institution
     

     
    Have the US military gone Zionist?
    - Sic Semper Tyrannis

    So much for “support our troops”!

    If you really want to support our troops, bring them all back home to their families, sans PTSD.

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  149. @Philip Giraldi
    Thanks Solon - I will be writing an article on this for next Tuesday...

    Looking forward to it. Will have my antacid ready.

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  150. Che Guava says:
    @SolontoCroesus


    The United States military is a Zionist institution
     

     
    Have the US military gone Zionist?
    - Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Interesting article, more correctly, astonishing. Given how obnoxious so many Izzies are, I would thinking, particularly with the junior officers part of the programme, unless young US officers are more stupid than I would expect, it should be having the opposite effect to that intended on many.

    … and to think, it is all covered by the insane annual US handouts (last time I was calculating, abt.a six thousand dollar a year handout from USA taxpayers for every Israeli man, woman, and child). This to a place that is claiming to be a great economic success story (and that, too, partly based on theft of IP from the USA).

    With a friend like that, who is needing an enemy?

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  151. @Philip Giraldi
    Thanks Solon - I will be writing an article on this for next Tuesday...

    Thank you Phil.

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  152. Art says:
    @Philip Giraldi
    Thanks Solon - I will be writing an article on this for next Tuesday...

    Mr. Giraldi,

    There are articles on the net that say the US government is building military bases in Syria. Even a full-fledged air base capable of handling everything we have.

    How can this be? Syria is sovereign nation – are we that much of a bully that we can just walk in and take what we want? Isn’t that an act of war?

    Has congress approved this? Have the American people been approached about this – have they been apprised of this? Has anyone voted on this?

    Is there a valid defense reason for this – is Syria attacking us – is Syria a danger to us? The answer is – No and No and No!

    Of course, the reason for this wrong doing is one thing and only one thing – Israel!

    Think Peace — Art

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    How can this be? Syria is sovereign nation – are we that much of a bully that we can just walk in and take what we want? Isn’t that an act of war?
     
    You have answered your own question. Of course we are the bullies. We can build bases in Syria and Iraq without their permission. When we want to, we can rain 59 missiles on Syria (Trump) or 73 on Afghanistan (Clinton).

    Modern day Presidents don't need congress' approval. Congress is too busy paying back to Israel for it lavish treatment of the congressmen. There was a time when the President and elected representatives had some respect. Enter Israel (AIPAC) and out went any morality that was ever present in the congress. These guys and gals are totally shameless.

    In bizzaro's world if you attack the US you get a free pass (Saudi Arabia and Israel). If you are a Muslim country and you don't attack the US, you better watch out. You can expect death and starvation, a gift from Uncle Sam.
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  153. How can this be? Syria is sovereign nation – are we that much of a bully that we can just walk in and take what we want? Isn’t that an act of war?

    the fix is in

    … of Israel’s Golan Heights.

    The source, who remains unnamed, said that during Syrian President Bashar Assad’s surprise visit to Russia last week, Assad gave Russian Premier Vladimir Putin a message for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Damascus will agree to a demilitarized zone of up to 40 kilometers from the border in the Golan Heights as part of a comprehensive agreement between the two countries, but only if Israel does not work to remove Assad’s regime from power.

    http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Report-Israel-vows-to-destroy-Iranian-positions-within-40-km-of-Syrian-border-515209

    since day one Syria has been about the Golan Heights, and Israel’s desire to steal it, ( and the trillions of barrels of oil underneath it)

    the added bonus of waylaying Iranian influence in Lebanon is also important, but not vital at this point.

    the deal has been made, Israel gets to keep the Golan. And so now Assad can stay.

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  154. MEexpert says:
    @Art
    Mr. Giraldi,

    There are articles on the net that say the US government is building military bases in Syria. Even a full-fledged air base capable of handling everything we have.

    How can this be? Syria is sovereign nation – are we that much of a bully that we can just walk in and take what we want? Isn’t that an act of war?

    Has congress approved this? Have the American people been approached about this – have they been apprised of this? Has anyone voted on this?

    Is there a valid defense reason for this – is Syria attacking us – is Syria a danger to us? The answer is – No and No and No!

    Of course, the reason for this wrong doing is one thing and only one thing – Israel!

    Think Peace --- Art

    How can this be? Syria is sovereign nation – are we that much of a bully that we can just walk in and take what we want? Isn’t that an act of war?

    You have answered your own question. Of course we are the bullies. We can build bases in Syria and Iraq without their permission. When we want to, we can rain 59 missiles on Syria (Trump) or 73 on Afghanistan (Clinton).

    Modern day Presidents don’t need congress’ approval. Congress is too busy paying back to Israel for it lavish treatment of the congressmen. There was a time when the President and elected representatives had some respect. Enter Israel (AIPAC) and out went any morality that was ever present in the congress. These guys and gals are totally shameless.

    In bizzaro’s world if you attack the US you get a free pass (Saudi Arabia and Israel). If you are a Muslim country and you don’t attack the US, you better watch out. You can expect death and starvation, a gift from Uncle Sam.

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    Here is article on our US troop strength in the ME. It does not include CIA operatives.

    Trump’s Secret War?

    U.S. Military’s Presence In Middle East Has Grown 33 Percent In Past Four Months

    By John Haltiwanger

    .... ..... ....

    Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. was asked about troop numbers in Syria and Iraq at a press briefing, and he said, "In Syria, we have five—about 503 operating in Syria. And in Iraq, we have approximately 5,262, I believe is the number. So those are the numbers." Based on the new report, however, the U.S. has 1,720 troops in Syria and 8,892 in Iraq.

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48287.htm
     
    Think Peace --- Art
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  155. Dem-A-Dog says:

    Since ISIS is our own creation supported by Israel and the Saudi’s, how is this “stupid”? It is exactly what would have been expected. How can the CIA continue to destabilize the entire middle east on behalf of Netanyahu without its ISIS foot soldiers?

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  156. Art says:
    @MEexpert

    How can this be? Syria is sovereign nation – are we that much of a bully that we can just walk in and take what we want? Isn’t that an act of war?
     
    You have answered your own question. Of course we are the bullies. We can build bases in Syria and Iraq without their permission. When we want to, we can rain 59 missiles on Syria (Trump) or 73 on Afghanistan (Clinton).

    Modern day Presidents don't need congress' approval. Congress is too busy paying back to Israel for it lavish treatment of the congressmen. There was a time when the President and elected representatives had some respect. Enter Israel (AIPAC) and out went any morality that was ever present in the congress. These guys and gals are totally shameless.

    In bizzaro's world if you attack the US you get a free pass (Saudi Arabia and Israel). If you are a Muslim country and you don't attack the US, you better watch out. You can expect death and starvation, a gift from Uncle Sam.

    Here is article on our US troop strength in the ME. It does not include CIA operatives.

    Trump’s Secret War?

    U.S. Military’s Presence In Middle East Has Grown 33 Percent In Past Four Months

    By John Haltiwanger

    …. ….. ….

    Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. was asked about troop numbers in Syria and Iraq at a press briefing, and he said, “In Syria, we have five—about 503 operating in Syria. And in Iraq, we have approximately 5,262, I believe is the number. So those are the numbers.” Based on the new report, however, the U.S. has 1,720 troops in Syria and 8,892 in Iraq.

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48287.htm

    Think Peace — Art

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  157. L.K says:
    @Talha
    Thanks for the video LK - very nice. The man's Arabic is really awesome (those Yemenis speak a very pure form - except for that "g" sound in place of the "q") - a bit fast though. Anyway, Yemenis are really tough people. The Egyptians learned that lesson the hard way after bleeding out a lot of men and treasure in a useless war in the 60's.

    Peace.

    Indeed.
    US Colonel Patrick Lang, a retired senior officer of U.S. Military Intelligence, U.S. Army Special Forces (The Green Berets) and war veteran, & a former military attache in Yemen, writes on the Houthis;

    “Spectacularly gifted in field craft, endowed with a wry, dry sense of humor and fiercely independent among the clans and against whatever government might be, these perpetually armed little hill men make good friends but bad enemies.”

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  158. jconsley says:
    @Cloak And Dagger
    Another great article, Phil! I hope those jerks at TAC with their rapidly declining readership are realizing how idiotic it was to fire you.

    Your waggish friend may have a point, but there are several parties that would benefit from the continuing conflict in that region:

    - Arms manufacturers lose money in times of peace, so the MIC is clearly an important beneficiary.
    - Israel benefits as long as there is chaos in the Middle East and no unification of its enemies. It also benefits by keeping the boogeyman alive so that it can continue to siphon off our largesse in terms of military aid "to defend itself".
    - The US government benefits by continuing to have a reason to be there in order to thwart Russia's growing influence in the region.
    - The Russians benefit by continuing to demonstrate their military prowess and gaining both allies in the region as well as customers for their advanced weaponry.


    Who doesn't benefit?

    - We and our fellow citizens don't, as our taxes continue to fund this mayhem while our own economy and our standard of living plummets (except for the elite).
    - The people of that region continue to live their lives in hell without any normalcy, and so see no benefits.
    - The European countries become hosts to the tide of refugees escaping from the region, mixed with enough mischief makers to increase social tension in major European cities, so the Europeans don't benefit.

    Wouldn't it be great if we could get rid of our war-mongering interventionists, fueled by Israel-firsters, and gain influence in the world as China does, by focusing on trade instead of wars? Couldn't we just buy the resources we need as China does, rather than stealing them by force from others?

    Couldn't we, once more, become manufacturers and traders, rather than mercenaries for Israel? That would Make America Great Again.

    If wishes were horses...

    AIPAC is funded by whom — U.S. citizens/organizations or foreign government funds via money laundering? U.S. citizens, as well as the U.S. Government, should be apprised of all foreign lobby funding and expenditures. There may be no U.S. laws prohibiting lobbies for foreign interests and countries; however, there are no specific laws prohibiting U.S. citizens from being informed of the names of contributors to each foreign lobby and an accounting of where the money is used. Exactly where is the money coming from and for what purpose? Perhaps this money dedicated to lobbying should be given directly to Israel to replace the U.S. tax dollars allocated for Israel’s benefit.

    Common sense dictates that if there is no law restricting criticism of the U.S. government by U.S. citizens, by what reasons can there be retribution or be considered unlawful for U.S. citizens to criticize any foreign governments including Israel’s government and citizens? After all if our tax dollars are sacrificed for the benefit of Israel rather than our own hospitals, schools and roads, the arrogance of attempting to restrict our speech is subjugation of U.S. citizens freedom for what?.

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