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U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley holds photos of victims of the Syrian gas attack as she speaks as the UN Security Council, April 2017
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley holds photos of victims of the Syrian gas attack as she speaks as the UN Security Council, April 2017

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The things that please are those that are asked for again and again
Horace

Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran
John McCain

President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price…
Donald Trump

It is difficult to have a dialogue with people who confuse Austria and Australia
Vladimir Putin

Bis repetita

It appears that we are coming back full circle: the AngloZionists are again, apparently, preparing to use the very same White Helmets (aka “good terrorists”) to execute yet another chemical false flag attack in Syria and again blame the government forces for it. The Russians are, again, warning the world in advance and, just as last time, (almost) nobody gives a damn. And there are even reports that the US is, yet again, considering imposing a (totally illegal) no-fly zone over Syria (I have not heard this once since Hillary’s presidential campaign). And just like last time, it appears that the goal of the US is to save the “good terrorists” from a major governmental victory.

It appears that my prediction that each “click” brings us one step closer to the “bang!” is, unfortunately, coming true and while the Empire seems to have given up on the notion of a full-scale reconquest of Syria, the Neocons are clearly pushing for what might turn out to be a major missile strike on Syria. The fact that firing a large number of missiles near/over/at Russian forces might result in Russian counter-attack which, in turn, could lead to an major, possibly nuclear, war does not seem to factor at all in the calculations of the Neocons. True, the Neocons are mostly rather stupid (as in “short-term focused”) people, with a strong sense of superiority and a messianic outlook on our world. However, it baffles me that so few people in the US and the EU are worried about this. Somehow, a nuclear war has become so unthinkable that many have concluded that it can never happen.

The other thing which the Neocons seem to be oblivious to is that the situation on the ground in Syria cannot be changed by means of missile strikes or bombs. For one thing, the last US attack has conclusively shown that US Tomahawks are an easy target for the Syrian (mostly antiquated) air defenses. Of course, the US could rely on more AGM-158 JASSM which are much harder to intercept, but no matter what missiles are used, they will not effectively degrade the Syrian military capabilities simply because there are so few lucrative targets for cruise missile strikes in Syria to begin with. Considering that the US knows full well that no chemical attack will take place (or even could take place, for that matter, since even the US have declared Syria chemical weapons free in 2013) the White House might decide to blow up a few empty buildings and declare that “the animal Assad” has been punished I suppose. But even if completely unopposed a US missile attack will make no military sense whatsoever. So this begs the question of what would be the point of any attack on Syria? Sadly, the rather evident answer to that is that the upcoming missile strike has less to do with the war in Syria and much more to do with internal US politics.

Russian and Syrian options

There are a few differences too. The biggest difference is that this time around the Russian naval task force in the eastern Mediterranean is much bigger than last time: 15 ships including two advanced frigates, the Admiral Grigorovich and the Admiral Essen (see a detailed report here: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russia-sends-largest-naval-fleet-ever-to-syrian-waters/ ) and two 636.3-class advanced diesel-attack submarines. That is a lot of anti-ship, anti-air and anti-submarine firepower and, even more crucially, a lot of advanced early warning capabilities. Since the Russian and Syria air defense networks have been integrated by single automated fire system this means that the Syrians will very accurately “see” what is taking place in and around the Syrian airspace (this is especially true with the Russians keeping their A-50U AWACs on 24/7 patrol).

What has me most worried are the various reports (such as this one) which says that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov last week that “Moscow would be held responsible” if any chemical attack occurs. If by “Moscow will be responsible” the crazies in Washington DC mean “morally responsible”, then this is just the usual nonsense. But I am afraid that with certified nutcases like Bolton and Pompeo in charge, the US might be considering attacking Russian personnel in Syria (not necessarily at the well defended Khmeimin or Tartus bases). These guys could easily target various installations or Syrian military units where Russian personnel are known to be deployed and declare that they were not deliberately targeting Russians and that the Russians hit were “clearly involved” with the Syrian chemical weapon forces. The US has already targeted Russian nationals for kidnapping and detention, they might start killing Russian nationals next and then place the responsibility for these deaths on the Kremlin. You don’t think so? Just think “Skripal” and you will see that this notion is no so far fetched.

The Russians do have options, by the way. One thing they could do is place 6 (modernized) MiG-31s on quick alert in southern Russia (or, even better, in Iran) and keep a pair of them on combat air patrol over Syria (or over Iran). Combined with the “eyes” of the A-50U, these MiG-31s could provide the Russians with a formidable capability, especially against the US B-1B deployed in Qatar or Diego Garcia. So far, the MiG-31s have not seen action in Syria, but if intercepting a large number of cruise missiles becomes the mission then they would offer a much more flexible and capable force than the very small amount of Su-35 and Su-30 currently based in Khmeimim.

ORDER IT NOW

But the key to protecting Syria is to beef-up the Syrian air defenses and early warning capabilities, especially with advanced mobile air defense systems, especially many short-to-medium range systems like the Tor-M2 and the Pantsir-S2. Until this goal is achieved, the US and Russia will remain in a most dangerous “Mexican standoff” in which both parties are engaged in what I call a “nuclear game of chicken” with each party threatening the other side while counting on its own nuclear capability to deter a meaningful counter-attack or retaliation. This is extremely dangerous but there is very little Russia can do to stop the US leaders from coming back to that same strategy over and over again. So far the Russians have shown a truly remarkable level of restraint, but if pushed too far, they next step for them will be to retaliate against the US in a manner which would provide them with what the CIA calls “plausible deniability” (I discussed this option over a year ago in this article). If attacked directly and openly the Russians will, of course, have no other option left than to hit back. And while it is true that the Russian forces in and near Syria are vastly outnumbered by US/NATO/CENTOM forces, the Russians have a massive advantage over the US in terms of long range cruise missiles (see Andrei Martyanov’s analysis “Russia’s Stand-Off Capability: The 800 Pound Gorilla in Syria” for a detailed discussion of this topic).

None of the above is new, the world has been been stuck in this situation for well over a year now and there still appears to be no end in sight. Unfortunately, I can only agree with Ruslan Ostashko: only a massive military defeat or a no less massive economic collapse will stop the folks who “who confuse Austria and Australia” to give up their insane quest for world hegemony by violence.

 
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  1. Cyrano says:

    Some men (the neocons) you just can’t reach. I think the Russians should use on the Americans the line from Cool Hand Luke: “What we got here is failure to communicate”, and subsequently maybe dish out the same treatment that Luke got from the Captain.

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  2. Ma Laoshi says:

    Things have gone waaay past the point where Russia can be praised for its “restraint”. Every one of Russia’s four previous premature withdrawal announcements from Syria has had the predictable consequence of only emboldening its enemies. So what is Putin to do? Why, a fifth premature withdrawal announcement of course. And between this one and the last, Lavrov has gone on the record as stating the Russia will not shoot at Americans under any circumstances. If one makes such a show of signaling that Russia’s Syria mission is not meant to have a deterrent effect, why be surprised if you get taken at your word. The Russian naval task force that matters seems to be the gaggle of oligarchs calling Putin from their yachts, imploring him to appease, appease, appease.

    Why is it always all or nothing with these “pro-Russia military experts”. America doesn’t need a “major military defeat”, America needs consequences. Trump is very vulnerable once his political base finds out that he’s embarked on a massive nation-building project in E Syria. But so far, the deplorables have had no reason to pay attention because the occupation has been cheap. You serve up some payback for the assassinated Russian general, the Wagner personnel, and the jet downed by a MANPAD which was just lying around with the moderates, and the calculus changes. But this would require shelving the partnership delusions in lieu of, well, reality. Have the Kremlin critters simply become too old for that?

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  3. Max Payne says:

    ….a nuclear war has become so unthinkable that many have concluded that it can never happen.

    It’s true. Netanyahu is not going to let Russia and the US destroy the debt-cattle of which Israel-firsters survive off of.

    This is the man that stood next to Putin and decided to talk about Iran during the victory day parade.

    So relax guy.

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  4. Pompeo the cockroach….how do you say this in Russian?

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  5. @War for Blair Mountain

    In the beginning….Satan created the filthy cockroach for practice……then Satan immediately created Mike Pompeo…….

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  6. Sean says:

    Israel had joint exercises with Russia and probably they know exactly how to defeat the most advanced Russian AA weapons systems. ( not something Iran which had paid through the nose for those systems was happy about) . America will be told.

    [W]orld hegemony by violence.

    What other kind is there?

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  7. @Ma Laoshi

    If anything, Putin could start by imposing consequences for the Ukraine. They killed DNR leader today.

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  8. “Sadly, the rather evident answer to that is that the upcoming missile strike has less to do with the war in Syria and much more to do with internal US politics.”

    Is it possible that, in their desperation, Orange Clown and his jewish-supremacist handlers seek to undermine Vladimir Putin’s domestic political support by trying to make him look weak? IOW every time Orange Clown does another war crime in Syria, and Vladimir Putin fails to respond firmly, he’s portrayed as being weak/indecisive, which at some point will start to take a serious political toll if it hasn’t already.

    If this is their intent, then it may actually behoove the perpetrators to let their false-flag plans be “discovered.” The more outrageously brazen they are, the more deliberately sloppy they are, the worse Putin will look if he does nothing decisive in response.

    To put it another way, the Orange Clown demoniac and its demoniac handlers, knowing that Vladimir Putin is restrained because he doesn’t want to risk escalation to nuclear war, are using the whole world as a “human shield” to attack Putin politically by committing unanswered war crimes in Syria.

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  9. August 29, 2018 – Carrier Strike Groups Deploy

    Truman strike group departs Norfolk just five weeks after its last deployment

    “In line with a new defense strategy aimed at being “strategically predictable, but operationally unpredictable,” the USS Harry S. Truman strike group has left home just 38 days after its last deployment…

    The USS Ronald Reagan strike group is following a similar schedule in the Western Pacific. On Aug. 14, it deployed from Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, for the second time this year after spending less than a month at home following a patrol that ran from May until June.

    It is unclear how long the Truman and Reagan deployments will last. The Navy does not discuss future ship movements for security reasons.”

    https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/truman-strike-group-departs-norfolk-just-five-weeks-after-its-last-deployment-1.544789

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  10. Virgile says:

    Russia holds a strong card that it will use if the USA bombs Syria: Iranian army on Israel border with Syria.
    Israel is panicking to see Iran at its borders in Syria, in Lebanon and Iraq gradually joining in. It is trying to get the USA to announce annexation of the Golan Heights so that the presence of Iranians troops will be seen as an aggression. As long as the Golan Heights is a Syrian occupied land Iran has a justification to be present there at the invitation of Syria.
    Russia is the only power that could negotiate with Syria and Iran for a restraint. Israel is now a hostage and it is probably begging the USA either to announce the Golan Heights annexation or to stop antagonizing Russia.
    Putin is certainly playing this card. Will Trump announce the annexation of the Golan Heights to neutralize this card?

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  11. Confused says:

    I’m confused.

    Russia knows the who, what, why and where of the planned false flag.

    And it takes no action to stop it. No soldiers, either Syrian or others, no bombing campaign, nothing.

    It just complains and hopes “international opinion” will cause FUKUS to change course because, whining works.

    And so we get the State Department response as in this vid that “they try to put the blame, they try to put the onus on other groups and we don’t buy that.”

    Please, someone, explain why Russia Syria et al. don’t target those who will implement the false flag. And take footage afterwards proving their statements.

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  12. Silly question. Of course, it’s scheduled and planned. Head-choppers in Idlib received whatever will be passed as the chemical weapons of the Syrian forces and abducted a number of children that will be sacrificed as “victims of chemical attack”.
    The only question is whether will the US go through with it, goaded by Israel and neocons, or whether common sense (or cowardice) prevails and the aggression will be called off.
    We’ll see soon enough.

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  13. @Confused

    You mean bomb the storage of chemicals? Wouldn’t this cause a release of dangerous gas? And then the rebels would say that Russia dropped chemical bomb.

    Personally, I think it’s BS. Russia has no solid intel, and is spreading propaganda preemptively, “crying wolf”. The attack itself is less important than international reaction to it, so Russia’s goal in this is to prepare the public opinion that some chemical incident might happen.

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  14. JC says:

    the only thing that is ever going to stop the US crime syndicate is a nuke on Washington and on the zionist regime…americans dont even care that 9/11 was a false flag why are they going to care about another in syria…the zionist terror base is a 1 EMP country one EMP and it is out of service for a quite a while….

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  15. Realist says:

    Your ‘this time it will be different’ is bullshit. This is a distraction for Russian inaction. Russia must confront US hegemony in Syria.

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  16. ‘One of many truths lost within this discourse is the reality that the creation of a no-fly zone would, in the words of the most senior general in the US Armed Forces, mean the US going to war “against Syria and Russia”. ‘

    https://mronline.org/2016/12/13/allday131216-html/

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  17. Realist says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    Pompeo the cockroach….how do you say this in Russian?

    Trump is responsible for Pompeo.

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  18. @Realist

    Trump is a puppet….Pompeo is running the show…….

    I’m not suggesting that Pompeo is a Russian puppet…..I am stating that Pompeo is a cockroach and I would like to know how to say this in Russian…..

    Pompeo is a psychopath who works on behalf of the special interests that own the US….and these special interests are:Israel….Military Industrial Complex….Big Oil…..and Silicon Valley…..

    Pompeo enjoys the power he has….and using this power to murder millions………..Pompeo will be in a state of rapturous joy…perhaps in 7 days…..when his species….blataria…….begin its one billion….two billion….three billion year reign on the Planet Earth…….Pompeo and Hillary Clinton will be the King and Queen breeding pair of this virulent blataria species when they step out of their concrete bunker on the 8th day of this SATANIC CREATION……

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  19. In 2018…Russia is Conservative Christian!!!!

    In 2018….America is a Satanic Black Mass that takes place in a toilet bowl in the shape of John McCain’s wide-opened-mouth…….a Satanic Black Mass presided over by the biological mutant from Hell….The Reverend Rachel Maddow….Lindsay Graham the altar boy….

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  20. @War for Blair Mountain

    “Trump is a puppet….Pompeo is running the show…….”

    I think you’re looking at it the wrong way.

    The most plausible theory is what I would call my theory of “government by disingenuous dialectics.” In this theory, the perfidious Orange Clown (Trump) and all of those around him are nothing more than puppets; they’re all actors on a stage. Of course Trump is cast as the central figure, the fickle “decider,” who is at the same time portrayed as a hapless victim; a weak-willed, impressionable, morally/philosophically rudderless character; a sympathetic figure who has generally “good” intentions, but who finds himself in complete reliance on those around him for guidance.

    The brilliant usefulness of this system of faux “government” is that it gives the puppet masters maximum flexibility – which is especially valuable in the uncharted waters they’re presently in which involve testing limits and probing for red lines.

    In practice, the well-meaning and always blameless Trump surrounds himself with a coterie of people of varying degrees of unreasonableness, and then gets to pick one from the magazine as the situation warrants, or something like that.

    For example, when he makes bellicose threats against Syria, Iran, North Korea, Russia, etc., he’s listening to Pompeo or Bolton; and then, if/when it appears Russia will retaliate militarily and he needs a way out, the more reasonable Mattis luckily catches his ear and “convinces him” to back down.

    As another example, when he launched those 59 cruise missiles at Syrian govt. military forces and infrastructure, it wasn’t because that’s what his jewish-supremacist handlers wanted, it was because of his daughter’s tears at the sight of dead children.

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  21. Cyrano says:

    If there is an American aggression coming against Syria, it’s very likely that there will be at least one extenuating circumstance – it won’t be a naked aggression. When US engage (actually I think that they are already married to it) in aggression, they at least have the decency to cover up. That’s why US is a decent country, there usually is a cover up, where other, less civilized countries might go for a more primitive – naked aggression.

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  22. mr meener says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    deploy deploy deploy deploy deploy deploy deploy deploy deploy. don’t you parrots know any other word then deploy deploy. that is war talk from the Iraq war started by the drunken simpleton bush. the words deploy and surge have eliminated from the English language any word remotely that means the same. amazing how stupid and weak people are

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  23. Realist says:
    @Harold Smith

    Agreed, except Trump is more than a puppet…he is a member of the Deep State. G. W. Bush was a puppet.

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  24. “Agreed, except Trump is more than a puppet…”

    Well in toto, perhaps, but in his role as “president” I think his every move is dictated by his handlers, thus he’s a puppet ruler.

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  25. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Like former Trump advisor Steve Bannon said, the Trump that we fought for to win the WH is gone. The neo-cons know most Americans are worn out, and sick of these endless ME wars, which we have spent trillions on (and which we have no legit interest in fighting), while watching our infrastructure go to hell because of lack of money spent on maintenance, but they don’t give a damn, since their loyalty is to Israel.

    Trump has allowed himself to be surrounded and has surrendered to the worst of the worst war mongering neoCONs, like that vile nut case Bolton, who thinks mass murder of the real Semites, like the Syrians and Iranians, is the answer to any question.

    Not only did multi-billionaire and rabid Zionist Sheldon Adelson pay for the new US Embassy in Jerusalem, he also apparently purchased what remained of Trump’s soul. This is the same sadist that thinks the US should drop a nuke or two in the Iranian desert, just to show them we mean business. What business, the mass-murder of Iranians?

    Just watch this ‘Best of My War Mongering’ by the ultimate war mongering neo-con, John McCain, as he talks about killing Persians in such an excited way, he almost looks like he has an orgasm at the same time.
    That’s the kind of dangerous crazies now running the Trump WH, with Shadow President Kushner passing info to and fro his bed buddy, Israeli PM and War Criminal Netenyahu.

    P.S. I actually thought the neo-con crazies would have given ‘Insane McCain’ a rousing send off to Hades by launching a massive missile attack against Syria, but maybe those Russian warships in the eastern Med, with their superior EW jamming units and anti-missile guns, made them actually think rationally for once.

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  26. During the Vietnam ‘war’ the US lost a total of 1,737 aircraft to hostile action [accidents not included]. A lot were shot down by Russian pilots in Vietnamese uniforms. It didn’t lead to WWIII.

    Why would it this time?

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  27. @Felix Keverich

    [looks at watch] Will you look at the post-9/11 year? Perhaps it’s time for Israel to fight its own wars. Or is the $4B/year in “defense aid” all being spent on welfare, Hasbara shills, and Congress bribes?

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  28. alley cat says:

    While U.S. neocons hold the world hostage to their game of nuclear chicken, even the dimmest American jingos are beginning to perceive that the neocons may be a greater threat to humanity’s survival than the Russian president.

    Thankfully, Putin is slowly outflanking the neocon crazies on every front. He bobs and weaves while their punches land on air. Putin will continue to shun direct confrontation with these megalomaniacs armed with nuclear weapons as long as he is winning on the battlefield in Syria as well as on the battlefield of public opinion.

    Putin is winning because he has a strong ally that the neocons never took into account: sanity. Sanity mandates that Syrians choose Assad over ISIS, and thus the neocons ultimately face their own stark choice: a rational, multipolar world like the one Putin is advocating, or nuclear incineration. The Russians and the Syrians are going to persevere. Since the neocons are power mad but not completely psychotic, they will read the handwriting on the wall, declare victory, and leave.

    The reed is stronger than the oak.

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  29. Putin, in my opinion, will never offer NATO, USA, Israel, whatever, an excuse for all out war.

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  30. @Harold Smith

    Trump, in my opinion is no clown at all, someone resembling Reagan.
    And, there are no jewish supremist handlers, see the ongoing CNN hysteria.

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  31. @War for Blair Mountain

    “Pompeo the cockroach….how do you say this in Russian?”

    Таракан Помпео.

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  32. padre says:

    It seams to me, that Winston was wrong, when he declared, that you can expect Americans to make the right decision, after they have tried all the wrong ones!They stick to the wrong ones no matter what!

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  33. JR says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    Google translate: Помпео таракан

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  34. I would really love to see Vlad do some impaling. I have a picture of him announcing that if their is a chemical attack in Syriaand considering Syria gave theirs up in ’13 then he will take out a u.s. aircraft carrier. Putin”here is my red line”_no gas attacks in Syria or else. I’m sure world wide public opinion ion would support Vlad. We all know tel aviv-dc-london is the real axis of evil.

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  35. Ma Laoshi says:
    @Felix Keverich

    In relation to Washington, the Kremlin is in supplication mode, “Please don’t false-flag us again”; vs the EU they are all smiles, smelling good money to be made if Nord Stream 2 finally gets done. Quite plausible (evidence please) that in this atmosphere, Kiev thought they’d get away with raising a little hell and undermining DPR morale. But if you let this pass, won’t the Kerch Strait Bridge be next?

    With Putin, the Man of Steel who isn’t feared by anyone, there are never consequences. In that, he’s like little British Pip from South Park, who in the “Damien” episode got counseled to just be extra nice to his bullies; guess how that worked out among fourth-graders.

    Re: your exchange with Confused, yes there may be Russian smoke and mirrors but not only that. It’s the Dark Throne who started yelling “gas, gas” and putting a strike force into place. South Syria went pretty well, but somebody in Washington decided it’s now time to turn up the heat again. The Kremlin didn’t want Syria to become a jihadist free-for-all, but beyond that they simply don’t care that much about the place, and this lack of resolve now gets mercilessly exposed. With their insistence on an “equal partnership” with the US, they all but admit that slicing up the Syrian cake in itself is not that objectionable to them. I think this is a grave mistake: with its natural resources, no cake as delicious and moist as the Russian one. Ergo, the time to fight was now; but who am I to say.

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  36. Russia may still blink one more time. But I do not think so. Russia is well prepared for “War to end all wars.” So Russia may just say, Lets go at it !

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  37. Ma Laoshi says:
    @Virgile

    As logical as your argument is, by now it’s all “could’ve, should’ve”. Instead of telling Trump “Things will go real bad for your kosher buddies unless you make it worth our while to prevent it” Putin was eager to please in Helsinki, competing with Trump about who loves Israel the most. And for what? On the surface, he didn’t get much more than happy feelings–and even those evaporated once Trump returned to Washington (see also: Macron).

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  38. Mike P says:

    The purpose seems simply to provoke the Russians into a more forceful reaction than the last time. The CIA probably fed them the recon about the impending “gas attack” on purpose. Pompeo telling them that “they will be held responsible” is intended to induce Russia to strike at American targets first, which will then, together with the “chemical attack”, be passed off to the American public as evidence of evil Russian aggression. At the same time, the noise about “Trump the Russian Puppet” will ramp up once more, “spontaneous” mass demonstrations will gather in the streets, and down he goes. At least that is the plan. Russia would be stupid to play along with this. Their naval and air reconnaissance build-up is meant to avoid the need of striking first by providing sufficient protection from an American first strike. Being able to say to Americans “you gave it your best shot, but we denied you” will be a strong enough statement on the world stage.

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  39. Imagine!!!!
    I never expected this!
    Sorcha Fall hit the nail on the head.

    http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2646.htm

    ………………………………………………………………………….
    Russia will not back off!
    ………………………………………………………………
    The ww3 is coming our way!
    The safest way to welcome it is to be UNDER GROUND!!!!

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  40. Moi says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    A theater of the absurd ruled by a confederacy of dunes.

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    @padre

    Indeed, it’s the price of thinking we are exceptional.

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  42. @Daniel Rich

    “Why would it this time?”

    Put simply, because things are much different (worse) now, and there’s a first time for everything.

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  43. The U.S. and NATO are in Syria illegally, while Russia was invited in by the Syrian government to help defend against an attack by the U.S./ISRAEL/BRITAIN created ISIS aka AL CIADA and so Syria is being destroyed by the Zionist forces that control the U.S. and Britain and all of Europe.

    The problem is that Zionists are in control and have the U.S. and NATO destroying the Mideast for Zionist Israel and its goal of a Zionist controlled NWO aka ONE WORLD GOV and they have only Syria and Iran left to destroy so they will do anything in their power to see their goal accomplished.

    If this goal of destroying Syria and Iran means a nuclear war with Russia the SATANIC Zionist forces in control of the U.S. and Europe will be glad to have a nuclear war with Russia as they feel that they will survive it in their DUMBS ie deep underground military bases which they have throughout the U.S. and Europe and which are connected via a tunnel system throughout the U.S. and Europe.

    The satanic Zionists believe that Russia is the only roadblock in the way of their satanic Zionist NWO and so they feel that a nuclear war with Russia would eliminate this roadblock and also destroy the only Christian nation that is a threat to their satanic communist NWO.

    If anyone doubts that the satanic zionists control the U.S. gov, remember this, Zionist Israel and the zionist controlled deep state did 911 and murdered some 3000 Americans on 911 and got away with it and every thinking American knows that Israel did it, we are under satanic zionist control.

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  44. @jilles dykstra

    “Trump, in my opinion is no clown at all, someone resembling Reagan.”

    And in my opinion (and that of many others, apparently), your opinion cannot be taken seriously.

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=orange%20clown

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUgTq9nSNyU

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/orange-clown-donald-trump-soured-11260151

    And on and on ad infinitum…

    “And, there are no jewish supremist (sic) handlers, see the ongoing CNN hysteria.”

    ROTFL! And CNN would never try to deceive you about anything…so you should take everything presented by CNN et al. at face value, right?

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  45. If it’s Sunday, it’s … the Sunday roast, served with a strong Russian sauce. Even if all this was true, it simply shows that Putin is irreversibly bogged down in Syria. All he can do is sit there and take whatever the US dishes up to him. The US can re-launch the war any time it wants. It can escalate the war anytime it wants. Putin is a sitting duck and his only alternative is to launch a full-scale war against the US. If Putin backs down, he’s humiliated back home (to add to his other current domestic troubles). If Trump backs down, Trump is further undermined. Either way, Putin and his American supporters lose.

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  46. The Americans will doubtless try something here, but at this stage it’s mainly to appease the Zio-Deep State. The facts on the ground are settled.

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  47. @jilles dykstra

    No, he won’t. Barring an all-out assault on Russian forces (that the Americans would never dare), a few missile strikes are a mere annoyance at this stage, given the stakes.

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  48. @Realist

    They have. The war is effectively over and Russia has saved the Syrian people from Zio-American terror without triggering a major war. As well as pointing the way to some kind of regional stability. A few ineffective tomahawks mean nothing at this stage.

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  49. mike k says:

    Give a bunch of mischievous, overprivileged children a bunch of lethal weapons, and try to guess what they will do with them. That is where we are today.

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  50. @alley cat

    Putin is winning. He just allows the arrogant neocons to enrage other nations. Turkey is a key player and no longer an American ally. Germany and others have refused to reinstate sanctions on Iran as ordered by Trump. They refuse to shut off Russian gas pipelines and suffer an economic disaster. The neocon’s key puppet Merkel is unpopular and may not last long, while the majority of Germans now want US troops gone.

    Trump sees this and is trying to make peace with North Korea after South Korea said it was going ahead with peace no matter what Trump thought. Watch this great short video of Putin explaining that the USA doesn’t have allies, only vassals. Watch Europeans nodding and some applauding.

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  51. @Michael Kenny

    And if Putin doesn’t back down you’re the roast.

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  52. @jilles dykstra

    Putin, in my opinion, will never offer NATO, USA, Israel, whatever, an excuse for all out war.

    If he has a way out, he won’t. However, ceaseless provocations by the US and its sidekicks might get to the point where he has no choice. We won’t learn about it, as the Internet will go down with the rest of human civilization too quickly.

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  53. @Beefcake the Mighty

    A few ineffective tomahawks mean nothing at this stage.

    Strategically, you are right. However, a few militarily ineffective tomahawks can effectively start WWIII. That would be the end of us all, well deserved in case of neocons, and undeserved in case of normal people. Keep your fingers crossed.

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  54. @Cyrano

    You mean, a murderer and rapist who does not admit his guilt is more “civilized” than the one who does? An unorthodox perspective. I can’t imagine that many people would agree with it.

    Not to mention that Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria were all clear cases of naked aggression on the part of the US.

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  55. JC says:

    who is going to stop it,,,,nobody that is who…US media will sell a never ending story of lies ….end of story

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  57. JC says:
    @AnonFromTN

    if putin would only arm syria iran and who ever else with nukes this madness may end quickly

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  58. anonymous[253] • Disclaimer says:
    @JC

    That will never happen.

    Those who control Trump also control Putin. In spite of propaganda about cold war 2, Russia isn’t an independent country and she (like the USA) obeys the Tribe. See what’s going on Ukraine.

    Syria is being used by Russia and her western partners as a training center

    Endless wars in ME is very good business for western MIC….and for Russia’s MIC.

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    Who, in short, are the US sidekicks, you are talking about?

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  60. Syrian forces should have, long ago been armed with Russia’s latest air defense systems. Why Putin failed doing so remains a mystery. You would think by now, that he would have realized there’s no such thing as appeasing US war mongers who refuse to allow anything or anyone to prevent them from conquering the entire Middle East, along with the rest of the world.

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  61. @Beefcake the Mighty

    “A few ineffective tomahawks mean nothing at this stage.”

    Then why would Orange Clown and his handlers do it in the first place?

    A few ineffective tomahawks here, and a few ineffective tomahawks there, and a few more ineffective tomahawks whenever and wherever, preceded by the most brazen false-flag chemical attack yet, and pretty soon Putin starts looking like a pathetic weakling.

    If Orange Clown attacks Syria again, the real target is Putin’s domestic political support, IMO.

    As I see it, Orange Clown and his handlers are using all life on this planet as a “shield” behind which they will endlessly provoke Russia.

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  62. “the White House might decide to blow up a few empty buildings”

    “Empty” except for the poor nightwatchman duly making his rounds, looking forward to going home in the morning.

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  63. Anon[272] • Disclaimer says:
    @Felix Keverich

    No need. That train wreck is about to pull into empire central.

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  64. Sean says:

    Please read this

    https://www.lrb.co.uk/v38/n01/seymour-m-hersh/military-to-military

    The only reason Assad is still in power is the US military helped him. The US Joint Chiefs are not going to attack Syria and Russia is not going to get into a war with the US over Syria.

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4621738/dunford-tells-wicker-controlling-airspace-syria-means-war-russia-mccain-throws-tantrum-dunford

    In the above video Dunford tells Wicker controlling airspace in Syria means war with Russia. McCain throws a tantrum, then Dunford refines answer. However, it is perfectly obvious that the current head of the Joint Chiefs is no more keen than Martin Dempsey was on aggressive action against Assad.

    That said , Assad blames everone but himself for the state of his country yet he is incredibly stupid, and that is a major reason for the Civil War which his father would never have let happen. If he is foolish enough to use chemical weapons again there will be a price to pay, similar to previous air strikes on Assad, but the Saker should stop being hysterical about Russia and America going to war over Assad. He might try and bring it about by false flagging himself, did Saker ever think of that ?

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  65. Amazing how the White Helmets (terrorists) are immune to those deadly chemical weapons like sarin.

    Good article to read:

    Obama’s foreign policy options were continually limited by Netanyahu and the lobby — Ben Rhodes

    https://mondoweiss.net/2018/08/foreign-continually-netanyahu/

    Sad!

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  66. ohmy says:

    Saker says … “However, it baffles me that so few people in the US and the EU are worried about this”.
    I ask Saker to consider why it is that European, and US citizens seem apathetic towards this very dangerous scene. The answers lay in the total dominion the neo cons (and we know who they are) have over MSM, banking, entertainment, education etc. The brainwashing is complete. We have been successfully denuded, and emasculated. Or so it seems.

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  67. FB says:

    Well…we get this every time we have the false flag chemical bullshit drummed up in Syria…everybody and his brother calling on Putin to act ‘tough’ and sink a US ship or two…

    I was among those also on both previous occasions…and deeply disappointed that Putin didn’t respond…but what has been the result…?…those flea bite cruise missile ‘strikes’ accomplished zilch both times…in the meantime the SAA and Russians, along with Shiite militias backed by Iran and Hizb’allah, have reconquered the entire country…all that is left now is Idlib…

    This whole bluff and bluster coming from the US neocons who now seem to be in the driver’s seat again…plus little Micron, and of course the harridan May…these three collectively can shake their puny, impotent fist all they like…it’s a joke…they have ZERO capability to stop the SAA from cleaning out the rat’s nest in Idlib…

    Sure it would be nice to see Russia give these wimps a bloody nose…just for a bit of reality check…like when you have some scrawny mouthpiece that gets body-slammed by a 300 lb bouncer…

    But other than that little righteous satisfaction there is really no point…the scumbags in Idlib are toast…no matter what the neocons and all the other little puffed shirts may be screeching about it…

    Erdogan has just signaled that he is cutting the Idlib rats loose…by declaring HTS a terrorist organization…and you know why he’s falling into line…?…because the Chinese are right now backstopping the Turkish Lira as the US moneychangers are working overtime to sink the Turkish economy…the neocons in their unending stupidity have managed to make an enemy out of an ally and Erdo desperately needs both China and Russia now…

    We note here also that China has a HUGE interest in the Idlib rats being recycled into fertilizer, since thousands of them are literally Chinese nationals from the Uighur province of Xinjiang, China’s largest province…also China has big plans for rebuilding Syria and future investment…and Turkey simply cannot afford to be left on the outside looking in…

    We recall also that just a few months ago, back in April, our pal Erdog was cheering lustily for the FUKUS missile strike [firecracker show] on Damascus after the Ghouta false flag…and singing the praises of the false flag perps the shite hemets…not so much this time around…

    Turkey’s position on Idlib is of utmost importance here, since most [if not all] of the extremists there are Turkey’s wards…everything going into and out of Idlib comes through Turkey, which controls the border…

    But now the foolish neocons have managed to estrange themselves from the one party that may have been able to make a difference in saving the Idlib rats, and by extension, the prolonging of the Syria crisis…with Turkey now on the sidelines the dumbass FUKUS gang can wave their puny little fists and not much more…

    The Russian ships and subs, plus increased air patrols, including heavy antiship bombers based in southern Russia are a clear signal that anything more than a firecracker show will be swiftly put down…they don’t need to actually sink any US ships or down some French planes…the Russian air defenses in Syria are more than capable of repelling even a massive cruise missile attack…the Russian ships there are also armed with naval versions of the S300 and Buk SAM systems, so there is no chance that even a huge attack will change the outcome on the ground…

    The only real question is what is going on with Trump…?…how is it that the crazies are again in control, after what seemed to be a few months of Trump consolidating his power…?

    Well…the simple answer is probably domestic politics…Trump is certainly willing to send missiles to Syria if it helps his party take the midterms…that’s his number one issue right now…he’s also been under a concerted deep state and media attack since the Helsinki summit…Assad and Syria are thoroughly demonized in the eyes of the US public…so really it’s a no-brainer to simply make Syria a convenient whipping boy…

    Basically all of this ‘tough talk’ from Bolton and Pompeo is bullshit…Mattis is never going to risk anything more than a pre-coordinated [with the Russian military] song and dance, as with last time around…

    That’s the reality, folks…there is really not much to see here…the Idlib op is gearing up and there is nothing that can stop it…after the dust settles we will all be cheering for the long suffering Syrian people…while the big-talking blowhards in the neocon camp will once again be showed up as the chickenhawks they are…

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  68. APilgrim says:

    Certainly MI-6, CIA & their Over-Lords PLAN more bogus accusations against Russia & Syria.

    No CBW accusations have been substantiated in YEARS.

    So, very FEW Caucasian, American Conservatives believe these accusations. It is doubtful that many UK Anglo-Saxons are gullible enough to fall for this drivel either. I can’t speak to what Ashkenazim &/or Sephardic Israelis & Dispora Jews believe in their hearts or what they have stated in public opinion polls.

    It requires stupidity, complicity, and/or prejudice to believe shrill, unsubstantiated accusations.

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  69. @Carroll Price

    Probably because to the extent that US missile strikes aren’t just for show, they’re trying to probe Russian defenses to see what they have. The Russians are trying to balance their interest in regional stability without giving the Americans too much battlefield intel.

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  70. Alfa158 says:

    Wait a second, why anti-warcrime drone strikes against Syria? The Saudi bombing of Yemeni school buses was just declared a warcrime. If the War Party launches anti-warcrime drone strikes against Syria and the Russians on the strength of White Helmet videos of babies crying because water is being squirted in their eyes, then logically shouldn’t we be nuking Saudi airbases and our own American advisers who are supporting and supplying them? I mean how about a little consistency here fellas?

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  71. Miro23 says:
    @FB

    The only real question is what is going on with Trump…?…how is it that the crazies are again in control, after what seemed to be a few months of Trump consolidating his power…

    Well, crazy is crazy – they got the destruction of Iraq and Libya and now they want Syria and Iran.

    The US Neocons also want a firmer grip on power in the US, and if Thierry Meyssan is right that 9/11 was a Coup (partially failed in that it didn’t activate COG – a Continuity of Government dictatorship), then a military confrontation (short of nuclear) with Russia in Syria could be just what they need for their “Emergency”.

    As a bonus Russia might back off in Syria if it looks like the route to WW3.

    It’s crazy and dangerous, but that’s what they are. It would need Trump to go with Bolton and Pompeo? ( he appointed them) and issue a direct order to Mattis to get involved and provoke the Russians – all justified by some humanitarian blah.

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  72. @Beefcake the Mighty

    The facts on the ground are settled

    Not to the East of the Euphrates, they aren’t. There is still that rats’ nest to clear out,

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  73. Cyrano says:
    @FB

    The only real question is what is going on with Trump…?…how is it that the crazies are again in control, after what seemed to be a few months of Trump consolidating his power…?

    I think that the presidency in the US is just for show. They probably have a much more powerful office; I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s called “General Secretary of the Deep State”. They probably have a politburo of the Deep State too. Trump is there just for entertainment of the masses.

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  74. @foolisholdman

    Sure, but that’s just a matter of time. After Idlib is retaken (and that will happen shortly, Zio-American tantrums aside), everything else is mopping up.

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  75. Josecanuc says:
    @DESERT FOX

    ”You know very well, and the stupid Americans know equally well, that we control their government, irrespective of who sits in the White House. You see, I know it and you know it that no American president can be in a position to challenge us even if we do the unthinkable. What can they do to us? We control congress, we control the media, we control show biz, and we control EVERYTHING in America. In America you can criticize God – but you can’t criticize Israel.” Israeli spokeswoman, Tzipora Menache, Knesset, Israeli Parliament, 2009

    “The name of the God of Jews and Christians in all centuries to come is known only from its four
    consonants YHWH, in the consonantal Hebrew language. Although left un-pronounced in later times, owing to a scriptural prohibition on uttering the name of the Lord, the name is usually believed to have been Yahweh; but it may also have been Yahu, or Jahoh (ergo, Bibi Netanyahu and Yahoo.com) The monotheistic conception of this God of the Jews remained the guiding force in their history for all time. Unlike the gods of Greece and Rome he was not a detached, immovable being, not a distant first cause, but an ever-present help. In the words of Isaiah: ‘The Lord of Hosts has prepared his plan: Who shall frustrate it? His is the hand stretched out, and who shall turn it back?’ Michael Grant, The Jews in the Roman World, 1973

    “All property of other nations belongs to the Jewish nation, which, consequently, is entitled to seize upon it without any scruples. An orthodox Jew is not bound to observe principles of morality towards people of other tribes. He may act contrary to morality, if profitable to himself or to Jews in general’
    Talmud – Schalchan arach. Choszen Hasisxpat 348

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  76. Realist says:
    @Beefcake the Mighty

    The war is effectively over and Russia has saved the Syrian people from Zio-American terror without triggering a major war.

    Lets see how the next couple weeks go.

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  77. @Harold Smith

    Agree with the ‘ there’s a first time for everything.’ gambit.

    However, what ‘things’ are you referring to?

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  78. @FB

    “Only recently active commenters (with at least ten published comments during the last thirty days) may provide Agree/Disagree/LOL/Troll opinions on other comments.”

    To let you know I fully concur with your statements and conclusions.

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  79. @prusmc

    You mean, that word is too polite? I could have called them the US ass-kissers, not to put too fine a point upon it. Or do you mean the list of countries? It’s obvious: Canada, Australia, some EU countries, some other trash, like mafia states Kosovo, Montenegro, and Ukraine, some non-mafia-run trash, like Georgia, etc. They should be ashamed of themselves: even US-occupied Japan and South Korea show more independence. Did I answer your question?

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  80. Meimou says:
    @Sean

    If he is foolish enough to use chemical weapons again there will be a price to pay, similar to previous air strikes on Assad, but the Saker should stop being hysterical about Russia and America going to war over Assad. He might try and bring it about by false flagging himself, did Saker ever think of that ?

    You can’t sell the chemical weapons bs here, and Asssad isn’t stupid enough to false flag himself, at least for a chance to bring about conflict between US and Russia

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  81. @Carroll Price

    Did it ever occur to you that he does not trust Assad with geopolitical decisions? Putin is OK with Assad running local Syrian affairs, but won’t delegate to him (or Ayatollahs, for that matter; see #57 above) the red button, so to speak.

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  82. @Harold Smith

    You hit the nail on the head. Except, at some point the Orange clown (or another clown playing the US President in this cheap TV show), will go a step too far. Fortunately, that would be the end of that particular clown and his/her handlers. Unfortunately, that would be also the end of all of us.

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  83. @Alfa158

    The US is consistent. It always distinguishes between their sons-of-bitches and someone else’s sons-of-bitches. That’s perfect imperial consistency.

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  84. @Daniel Rich

    I’m referring to the demonic evil which is now in complete control of the U.S. “government.”

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  85. @Harold Smith

    There is nothing demonic about it. It’s just boundless greed without shame or scruples. 100% human (if can call that scum humans).

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  86. S. Benson says:
    @Cyrano

    If you read the various current Neo/Zio-con literature, they seem much more obsessed with Iran. Syria is hardly being discussed at all. That could all change in a moment of course if their masters will it.

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  87. @Miro23

    Where do all roads lead?

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  88. alley cat says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Good clip, thanks for posting it. Putin compares US imperialism to the USSR’s rule over its own set of vassal states. The comparison is apt, his logic irrefutable, and he makes his case calmly and persuasively. Given his control over an enormous and potentially devastating nuclear arsenal, his behavior is reassuring. Americans would rightfully start worrying if he started talking about imposing “no-fly zones” in countries where the US has military bases.

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  89. Tulips says:
    @Cyrano

    I first thought something like this when Bush fired Rumsfeld, and Rumsfeld said, “OK.” Rumsfeld was a confident bully, well-connected, Washington insider, backed by Cheney. So who or what in Washington had more power than the President, Cheney, and Rumsfeld combined? And no one that I noticed found this curious. And unknown, bland Mr. Gates came in. Obama won on an antiwar campaign, and then kept Mr. Gates in charge of the wars. What was the origin of Rumsfeld’s firing and Gate’s sudden appearance, and why was no one in media trying to answer this?

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  90. Tulips says:
    @Cyrano

    I first thought something like this when Bush fired Rumsfeld, and Rumsfeld said, “OK.” Rumsfeld was a confident bully, well-connected, Washington insider, backed by Cheney. So who or what in Washington had more power than the President, Cheney, and Rumsfeld combined? And no one that I noticed found this curious. And unknown, bland Mr. Gates came in. Obama won on an antiwar campaign, and then kept Mr. Gates in charge of the wars. What was the origin of Rumsfeld’s firing and Gate’s sudden appearance, and why was no one in media trying to answer this?

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  91. @AnonFromTN

    “There is nothing demonic about it. It’s just boundless greed without shame or scruples. 100% human (if can call that scum humans).”

    Nonsense; “greed” obviously has nothing to do with this. They do what they do because they’re evil.

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  92. To continue this war against Assad means the fled Syrians cant be sent back to their homeland and keeping go amok, raping and murdering innocent people in Europe. I declare these warmongers enemy of the people (which they already are judging on the security they need today)

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  93. Igor Bundy says: • Website

    The waffle house waitress is holding a pic of a child that was strangled and the marts are still there if you look. In Ghouta 2013 you can see pictures of people with their throats cut in later shots while the first pictures did not show any wounds.

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  94. Cyrano says:
    @AnonFromTN

    I was just trying to be funny. But anyhow, admitting or not admitting guilt is irrelevant. The US have “found” a “perfect” way around it. If you claim that everything that you do – you do it for “democracy”, how can anybody blame you for anything? Remember, democracy is the pinnacle of human achievement, and no sacrifice (especially if it’s someone else’s) is too high to pay in order to achieve “democracy”.

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  95. Cyrano says:
    @Tulips

    I reached the same conclusion as you – around the same time – during G.W. Bush presidency. But the way I got there was that I just couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that Bush can be in charge of anything. The guy is not smart enough to tie his shoe laces, there is no way someone would give him a power to decide when to launch the nuclear arsenal – for example. The other thing that I find odd is that despite that there isn’t much of a difference between “democrats” and “republicans”, the transition of power between those 2 is just too smooth – like the “presidents” from each party are not really the ones wielding the real power. The “elections” and “presidency” are there just to fool the masses that they are in on the decision making process – while in fact not only the great unwashed don’t decide anything, but even the one that they “decide” to “elect” doesn’t decide anything himself. I believe that Stalin once said something to the effect that it doesn’t matter who does the voting, but who does the counting of the votes. I think he was just being overly modest. I think that people who have real power (especially in the US) didn’t win that power in any elections.

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  96. yurivku says:
    @Realist

    US people are responsible for both. And not only for those two, the list of desperate imbeciles warmongers is very long.

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  97. @Alfa158

    That’s what declaring yourself the world’s “indispensable nation” does for you. And which, apparently by proxy applies to Israel who commit war crimes against the Palestinian people on a daily basis.

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  98. @Beefcake the Mighty

    That’s why a 3rd false-flag chemical weapons attack is needed but may not happen due to Lavrov blowing the whistle.

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  99. Miro23 says:
    @ploni almoni

    Where do all roads lead?

    In an Empire they lead to the Imperial capital. Rome in the Roman Empire, London in the British Empire, Vienna in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Tel Aviv in the newly forming Israeli Empire.

    America is not yet fully subjugated, but it’s already the richest Imperial possession with a Zionist elite + Gentile collaborators (all present at top collaborator McCain’s funeral).

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  100. prusmc says: • Website
    @AnonFromTN

    I hardly see Australia or Canada following any lead that can result in casualties. They are being corrupted by the same destructive mind set as the USSA. Same with the Euro bloc.
    Maybe you are correct about Serbia, Hungary and a few East European states. UK , who knows but it is internally decomposing.
    The Pacific countries are just waiting for the right moment to sell out or provide a back-stab.

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  101. @prusmc

    Yes, the last significant Canadian and Australian casualties were in the US aggressive war against Vietnam. After that they usually chicken out, although some of the poor grunts from these lackeys died in Afghanistan.

    Yes, many of the “loyal” imperial vassals are now hedging their bets. They know that when the Empire crashes (and it’s “when”, no longer “if”) there will be hell to pay. The Empire, Canada, and Australia are geographically protected. But less lucky lackeys will be smeared over the wall by their neighbors.

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  102. APilgrim says:
    @Carroll Price

    The ‘Palestinian-People’ is a fiction. Nobody was there, when American Mark Twain toured the world.

    Yasser Arafat was born in Cairo.

    Muhammadans are eternal liars.

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  103. @APilgrim

    You know much about liars, clearly.

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  104. Anonymous[318] • Disclaimer says:
    @APilgrim

    The ‘Palestinian-People’ is a fiction. Nobody was there, when American Mark Twain toured the world.

    LOL. ROFLMAO. You are an ignorant jackass. Blocked.

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  105. Iris says:
    @APilgrim

    To APilgrim:

    This is a daguerreotype of Jerusalem in the 19th Century, Hasbara, with a vast new city constructed outside the Old City walls.

    https://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/the-greatest-injustice-of-the-20th-century/

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  106. @Moi

    confederacy of dun[c]es.

    Great book!

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  107. @Cyrano

    But the way I got there was that I just couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that Bush can be in charge of anything. The guy is not smart enough to tie his shoe laces

    That’s why they sent the idiot to Florida on the morning of 9/11. And he even screwed that up by later claiming to have seen the 1st plane hit the Twin Tower on a TV set inside the school lobby 24 hours before it was aired by any of the networks. Chances are though, that he likely did see it on a TV inside the presidential limousine prior to him entering the school to read the goat story.

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  108. @anonymous

    Exactly.

    But the armchair analysts everywhere tacitly root for “their team”- red or blue.

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  109. @Carroll Price

    No way. Deep State wouldn’t share this with a moron, especially before the fact.

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  110. Greg S. says:

    I fear that The Saker is correct about the “Deep State” and their relentless pursuit of war. One might be fooled into thinking they would have given up by now, but they have not. First, see this recent tweet by Donald Trump regarding Syria:

    The pretext is clear: dare to take out “our” last remaining stronghold of “good terrorists” and face our wrath. Perhaps a bluff, or perhaps not.

    Then in that other front, Ukraine, the recent assassination of the separatist leader is the exact pretext they need to restart the hostile takeover of the separatist regions while blaming Russia for every death.

    I suspect the two are not unrelated: if one happens, expect the other to follow soon after…

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  111. Miro23 says:
    @AnonFromTN

    No way. Deep State wouldn’t share this with a moron, especially before the fact.

    According to Daniel Hopsicker’s detailed gumshoeing in Florida, not only was Bush not in on it, but they tried to remove him from the picture altogether on the morning or 9/11 (leaving Cheney and Neocons in control).

    It didn’t work out, but events that morning at the Colony Beach Resort Hotel on Longboat Key in Sarasota make an interesting read (Chapter 2: “The Attempt to Assassinate George W. Bush”).
    Welcome to Terrorland: Mohamed Atta & the 9-11 Cover-up in Florida https://www.amazon.es/Welcome-Terrorland-Mohamed-Cover-Up-Florida/dp/0975290673

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  112. @AnonFromTN

    If you read Russ Baker’s, Family of Secrets you might change your mind.

    The Bush family has been one of America’s premier crime families for 3 generations. While being a simple-minded dolt, the Shrub, as a member of the Deep State was 100% reliable. In fact, I think the simple-minded role he played in 9/11 greatly endeared him to simple-minded Republicans who consider him and Giuliani 9/11 heroes.

    http://www.familyofsecrets.com/

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  113. @Greg S.

    This is certainly not good, but I think it’s largely bluster to appease this or that block/faction (not to mention brain-dead Team America dolts who think any and all international problems should be addressed by playground bravado). He did similar things back in April, and nothing of consequence happened.

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  114. peterAUS says:
    @Greg S.

    If that Trump Tweet is legit….not good.
    Not good at all.

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  115. @Carroll Price

    I’m afraid you are all falling for the myth that George W Bush is an idiot. (Disclosure: I believed it myself from about 2002-7.) It is not true.

    Bush is a very, very smart con man, adept at getting what he wants while pushing the blame on to others.

    For instance, what did Bush’s invasion of Afghanistan get him?

    Legitimacy, mass appeal, nobody talking about hanging chads anymore.

    What did Bush’s invasion of Iraq get him?

    A second term, a photo op as a victorious war leader, and, had it not been for the infernally valiant resistance put up by Iraqi slum teenagers with 50 year old rifles and homemade landmines, undoubtedly a hagiographic status today akin to Eisenhower.

    What did it *not* get him?

    First, blame. Everyone blamed Cheney as the “evil genius” behind Bush, and also Rumsfeld, or the relatively minor war criminal Colin Powell. But nobody seemed to notice that none of this would have happened if Bush had not conspired with Blair to invade Iraq, if Bush had not signed off on the Iraq invasion.

    Second, any financial problems. Did Bush not make money out of Halliburton’s “reconstruction” of Iraq? Of course he did. But everyone only imagines Cheney as a war profiteer…..not Bush.

    And let’s come to the final proof of why Bush is such a sharp operator. Think of his extremely successful reinvention of himself over the last couple of years as a liberal darling. Twelve years ago liberal Americans wanted to skin him alive. Today he appears on television with Ellen DeGenerate, and liberals ooh and aah because he gives a sweet to the wife of his fellow mass murdering war criminal Barack Hussein Obama.

    A very, very clever con man, George W Bush. That’s all there is to it.

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  116. @Miro23

    I agree but don’t you mean Jerusalem?

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  117. APilgrim says:
    @Greg S.

    I disagree with President Trump, on some parts of his Syria Policy & assumptions.

    1) There is no evidence linking Russia or the Syrian Government to CBW in Syria or UK.

    2) Syria should be dismantled into several Ethnic Enclaves, including a Kurdistan.

    3) US Funds should be used to repatriate Syrian Refugees, to those Ethnic Enclaves.

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  118. KenH says:

    Like a crazed serial killer, the only thing that will stop USrael aggression is an external force such as Russia and China or Russia and Iran. We won’t stop until someone stops us or there’s a general economic collapse. A military defeat the magnitude of Stalingrad or a high casualty rate might sour the population on military intervention much like Vietnam did.

    Putin cannot accept insults and provocations for much longer. This only emboldens the U.S. warlords of which their are many. He’s not a wimp and is being highly responsible knowing that chaos theory applies and even a minor conflict could quickly escalate into a nuclear exchange. But Washington has shown that it does not respect nor fear Putin and Putin needs to strongly consider a proportional military response to any further U.S. aggression against Syria or its allies.

    For being diplomatic in the face of aggression clearly has not worked or deterred the U.S.

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  119. @APilgrim

    Syria should be dismantled into several Ethnic Enclaves, including a Kurdistan

    .”

    I’m sure the Syrians appreciate knowing that you are their landlord or in a position to give advice to their landlord, der Twitterfuehrer.

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  120. Moi says:
    @Stonehands

    Yup. Glad you liked it too. Sorry for the spelling error, I did mean to write dunces and not dunes.

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  121. Iris says:
    @Carroll Price

    “The Bush family has been one of America’s premier crime families for 3 generations.”

    A very plausible case was made that George Bush Sr was involved in the assassination of President Kennedy, one of the hints being that he always ludicrously pretended he couldn’t remember where he was at the time.

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  122. @APilgrim

    That was the plan: split Syria into impotent Bantustans warring with each other, so that Israel has nothing to fear from it and there is no prospect of Syria fulfilling the UN SC resolution by taking back its Golan Heights. Sorry to disappoint, that plan flopped. It flopped thanks to Putin, so this is a big plus on his personal scorecard. Whatever other faults he has, cowardice is not one of them. Hence the imperial hysterics.

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  123. @KenH

    A military defeat the magnitude of Stalingrad or a high casualty rate might sour the population on military intervention much like Vietnam did.

    It wouldn’t require a Stalingrad for god’s sake. Israelis are more sensitive to military casualties than pussyfied Americans ever were. Note of the weeping, wailing and gnashing teeth following Israel’s ill-advised invasion of Lebanon in 2006.

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  124. Iris says:
    @AnonFromTN

    And to expand on your comment, Israel’s plan is to split the entire Middle-East into Bantustans populated with bloody, suicidal Wahabbi simpletons so it can (1) take full control of the oil resource, (2) expand its frontier into the intended “Great Israel” as per the map displayed on the Israeli shekel, and (3) gain further back up and support from the poodle West for being a “beacon of democracy” within a sea of backward extremism.
    With the “Arab Spring” fraud unfolding, everything was going to plan until President Putin got involved. He has achieved much more than just rescuing Syria.

    Al Qaeda + Al Nusra + Isis + Boko Haram = Israel.

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  125. Herald says:
    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    APilgrim not making too much progress with his Syria master plan, borrowed from Netanyahu, of course.

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  126. @Iris

    Yes, that’s the broader context of the US + Israel plan for Syria, including the whole ME. The tantrums of the Empire clearly show that it flopped. Like I said, that’s a huge positive on Putin’s scorecard.

    Bibi, being more devious than degenerate US elites, is already hedging his bets. So, Israel might still turn this defeat of the frontal assault into something useful for Israel. As many commenters here suggest, Israel is likely to outlive the dominance of its current host and leach onto another. Parasites that can jump hosts tend to be more successful.

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  127. @Iris

    The book covers George Bush’s presence in Dallas in detail.

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  128. Iris says:
    @AnonFromTN

    We had a discussion on the meaning of President’s Putin military gains in Syria on the Andrei Martaynov article: a commenter rightly brought up the very pessimistic outlook of Paul Craig Roberts, who thinks that President Putin is not doing enough against the Anglo-Zionist coalition.

    While it is certain that predatory Israel will never stop his aggression plans, the battle of Syria is however irremediably lost to him in its initial strategy: this battle was largely based on the use of Sunni Wahabbi foreign legions that have now been decimated. It will take another ten years to pull out that level of mercenary force.

    So, the Israeli war planners have to apply an alternative strategy, and it is likely to be more confrontational and larger scale.
    I honestly don’t think that Israel will survive the US: the only other “host” parasitic Israel controls is the EU, but the EU’s military unity is non-existent, too many contradictory interests.

    Military might must be supported by economic might to be credible. The corollary is that Israel, living off the US host will be under existential threat if the US dollar collapses. The US dollar in turn is undermined by the gigantic debt bubble, but also by all the silly sanctions taken by the US government that have pushed China, Iran, etc.. to use alternative currencies in oil trading.

    The clock is ticking for Israel who has almost hollowed out US might and soft power, and Israelis know it. So unfortunately, although President Putin won in Syria, we can actually expect much more dangerous and overt confrontations in the near future. With regards.

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  129. Anonymous[235] • Disclaimer says:

    The clock is ticking for Israel who has almost hollowed out US might and soft power, and Israelis know it. So unfortunately, although President Putin won in Syria, we can actually expect much more dangerous and overt confrontations in the near future.

    I think PCR would agree that Israel will readily change the host to which it attaches. As the US economy is close to reaching full depletion by its many and various parasitic succubi, does it not seem likely that Israel’s eyes will begin to glow with sincere affection for Russia? Ah, but they had some good old days in Moscow, didn’t they? Slaughtering kulaks, and stomping about the city in fine leather boots? It’s not like China is any kind of desirable option.

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  130. @FB

    Nice and clever post FB.
    Time is on Russia, Syria and China side.
    The dogs bark………OBOR goes on

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  131. @KenH

    You don’t need a proportional military response when you’re able to destroy 90% of US cruise missile and show the world that the lion has no teeth.
    Syrian AA has been discretly but seriously upgraded with detection integration and probable 30 more PANTSIR AA Battery coupled with SZU 23/2 and 23/4;
    You can add some iranian made BAVAR AA too.

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  132. @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Agreed. What a repulsive piece of shit he is.

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  133. KenH says:
    @aleksandar

    When did Russia or Syria destroy 90% of incoming cruise missiles? Both sides are making wild propagandistic claims with the U.S. claiming around 80% of the missiles hit their targets while Russia & Syria claim they shot down roughly that percentage or more. If Putin has the capability he claims then it’s time to start using it and put the U.S. on notice instead of whining about violations of sovereignty and international law.

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  134. PeterMX says:

    I hope Nicky Haley and her Jewish Neo-Con friends have bombs aimed at them someday.

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  135. APilgrim says:
    @Carroll Price

    The IDF took out the Nuclear Reactor, which was their primary target.

    The Jews screwed up the secrecy of their operation. Loose Lips Sink Ships.

    So, Syria had a ‘welcome-committee’ waiting for them.

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  136. @Iris

    So unfortunately, although President Putin won in Syria, we can actually expect much more dangerous and overt confrontations in the near future.

    Which, according to Trumps latest tweet regarding Syria, could occur when Syrian forces backed by Russian air support remove the last remaining US supported terrorist in Iblib.

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  137. @PeterMX

    They will. Give it time. The worm turns, and the sun does not shine up the same dogs ass forever.

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  138. Note in this tweet Trump refers to Assad properly as President, rather than an “animal” like he did in April. (HT MoA.)

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  139. @Beefcake the Mighty

    That’s smart. Everyone from “Assad must go” crowd is already gone, except Merkel, who is clinging to power by the skin of her teeth. Assad is still Syrian president, as before, and in a much better position to win the war against head-choppers and their imperial sponsors. That explains the tantrums of the Empire, crocodile tears over “beautiful babies” and gnashing teeth in Washington Politburo.

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  140. The problem here is not with people who don’t know Australia from Austria (or like George W. Bush don’t know Slovakia from Slovenia). The problem is with the people who staged 9/11: https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v=R6NY8XRUYO4S

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  141. @aleksandar

    You mean the ones that attacked the Syrian airbases? The US/UK/F missiles managed to hit their previously stated choice of targets. It was the 100% AA success rate at the Syrian airbases that proved the invincibility of Russian AA.

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  142. I hate America more and more each day.

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  143. APilgrim says:
    @Albert Mesrine

    Glad to hear it.

    Your pain is irrelevant.

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  144. APilgrim says:
    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Some Syrians may be, others … not so much.

    LOL!

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  145. yurivku says:
    @Albert Mesrine

    You are not alone.

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