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The recent Syria agreement signed in Geneva by Kerry and Lavrov (probably it will be remembered as “Pizza and Vodka deal”, as the journalists have been served these delicacies by the negotiating teams during the time they had to wait for the results) beside the points disclosed by the foreign ministers included five documents. The US insisted on keeping the content secret, despite Russian insistence to make them known. Here is what we learned about the contents of the secret documents and the negotiation process from our usually reliable Arab and Israeli sources.

The secret documents describe what should happen in Syria after the cease-fire will come into effect. The first day of cease-fire is called Day D. The Russians wanted it to begin at noon, while the Americans preferred sunset on Monday September 12, 2016. The American view prevailed. After first two days, at D+2, if cease-fire holds, the Russians and the Americans will extend it for a longer time. This actually happened on September 14, in a telephone conversation between Lavrov and Kerry. They extended it for another 48 hours. If it will hold for a week, hopefully the sides will extend it indefinitely and proceed to the next stage.

The sides will go into delineation of territories controlled by ISIL, Nusra and the moderates. Then ISIL and Nusra will be bombed to smithereens by the Russian and American Air Forces, while the moderates will be left in peace. The delineation, or the separation of sheep from goats is an old Russian demand that the Americans never fulfilled. Now, at least, they promised to do it. While ISIL could be “delineated”, Nusra is the strongest fighting opposition force in Syria, and it is connected with almost all other rebel groups. Without Nusra, the rest of rebels have little chance.

That is why a biggish rebel group called Ahrar al Sham insisted on extending the cease fire over Nusra-held ground, and refused to join the Cessation of Hostilities regime. Other rebel groups are also much distressed over Nusra’s misfortune.

Not only rebels; the Pentagon and Israelis also want to keep Nusra as their strongest force against Damascus. Ashton Carter, the US Secretary of Defence actively participated in preparation of the document by trying to block it or derail it altogether. Like the Israelis, Carter wants more war in Syria. He is one of the strongest anti-Russian voices in the Obama administration, and he would be very happy to humiliate Russia in Syria.

During the negotiations in Geneva, Kerry called the Pentagon and the White House every few minutes. The negotiators could not proceed with even the smallest amendments without approval by Carter or Obama. And Carter tried to improve upon the preliminary agreement of Obama and Putin concluded in Hangzhou. Eventually the last word was that of the US president and (with great difficulty) the agreement has been signed, but the feeling is that the Pentagon is unhappy with it and won’t regret it if the agreement fails. Carter even made his displeasure known as soon as the deal was signed.

A Kerry-Carter agreement would be a good thing; perhaps the State Department and the DoD can also agree to a cessation of hostilities, the negotiators joked. The Pentagon is in cahoots with the rebels and tries to curry favour with them, said Lavrov. This remark was connected with the previous stage of the negotiations, with the nasty surprise served by Michael Ratney. The US Syrian envoy threw open the door to the diplomatic kitchen where the Americans and the Russians had cooked a secret deal. Our negotiations “aren’t based on trust”, said the polite envoy; he accused the Russians and their Damascus allies of acting “in bad faith”, and stressed that “The United States has not begun to coordinate with Russia in Syria, militarily or otherwise, whatever the Russians say”.

The Russians were properly annoyed. It is bad enough to see your confidential deliberations made known to every Tom, Dick and Abdul; it is worse to be accused of bad faith and to hear about lack of trust. The worst was the misrepresentation of the Russian positions. Ratney claimed Russians will enforce the no-fly zone for the government air force all over Syria; they will end the siege of Aleppo. Bashar Assad was stunned. The Riyadh-based opposition added insult to injury demanding “regime change” and “Assad must go”, while the US presented this particular opposition group as the legitimate representative of Syrian people.

Ratney demanded a “complete cessation of military operations”, withdrawal of government’s vehicles and heavy weapons, opening of Aleppo and then “stopping the regime planes from flying”. He wanted to keep Aleppo accessible not only for humanitarian aid, but for weapons as well. The Russians insisted on Syrian government checkposts on the road to Aleppo; Carter and Ratney were against it.

We can tell you that according to the signed agreement the Russian point of view prevailed. The traffic to Aleppo by Castello Road will be monitored and checked. The humanitarian loads will be checked at the point of loading into the trucks and sealed. More checkpoints on the road will check that the seals aren’t broken until the trucks unload their stuff at the UN warehouses in Aleppo. The idea is to prevent arms being delivered in the humanitarian convoys, as it happened many times with deliveries from Turkey.

The checks will be done by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, and later by a UN agency. The civilian, humanitarian and commercial traffic will be able to roll to and fro Castello Road freely, subject to checks. The rebels and the government forces will not snatch each other’s territories, will not improve their positions in the designated areas.


The Pentagon demanded a no-fly zone for the Syrian air force all over Syria, but by the agreement, the Syrian air force will stop flying battle missions only over designated areas. The Russians say this condition will not undermine their strength, as the Syrian military aviation is anyway a negligible force in comparison with the Russian Air Space Force, and the Russians will keep flying. They proved this point on September 14, as they bombed away a rebel force that took positions threatening Palmyra.

Any Syrians including armed rebel fighters can leave Aleppo by Castello Road freely to any destination whatsoever. This is an important point. If they want to fight, let them get out of the city. If they are tired of war and want to go home, let them. This was the Russian view as well, while Pentagon insisted to keep the armed and fighting groups in Aleppo. It is not clear what will happen with non-Syrian fighters; perhaps they will be able to get out after laying down their weapons.

After one week of no hostilities, the Americans and the Russians will set up the JIC, the Joint Implementation Center, where they will share information and jointly fly missions against ISIL and Nusra.

And in a short while, the political process will resume, under auspices of Staffan de Mistura, the UN envoy in Syria. This is no less problematic than the military part.

The sides hold very different views: the US and its allies apparently prefer to carve Syria into a few statelets: a Sunni statelet, a radical Sunni statelet, a Kurdish statelet, and the rump-Syria containing the Alawite and Christian territories with the Russian bases. On the other hand, Damascus and Moscow prefer to keep Syria united.

Whatever is the outcome, fate of Aleppo, the second biggest city of Syria, is paramount. Some limited successes of the Syrian army and its Russian and Iranian allies in Aleppo (they cut supply routes to the rebel-held part of the city) already had caused quite a crisis in the Russian-American relations. The liberal interventionists felt fresh air in their sails and published touching pictures of suffering civilians calling for Western intervention “to save people of Aleppo”. The harsh word “ultimatum” hovered in the air, while the US administration tried to make a new record of brinkmanship. The Damascus government hoped to liberate Aleppo and consolidate the territories under its control, while the Americans wanted to keep at least half of Aleppo in the hands of the rebels to prevent Assad’s victory.

The turning point was the Obama and Putin discussion in Hangzhou. The meeting had been tense. The leaders exchanged a stare of death, much photoshopped. The Washington Post said Obama gave Russia an ultimatum, make or break proposal; Russians fumed, especially as the meeting has been preceded and followed by two rounds of additional “sanctions”, on September 1st and September 6th.

Despite these problems, the agreement was reached. What next? After the cessation of hostilities will be established, there should be negotiations between the Government and Opposition in Syria, but the US and its allies would like to keep the government of Bashar Assad out of negotiations. They actually prefer to limit negotiations to the different groups of rebels, as they say, President Bashar Assad had lost his legitimacy, he said. The Russians disagree. They say: the government representatives sit in the UN, there are ambassadors and embassies in Damascus. You may dislike Assad, but that does not make him illegitimate, said Lavrov to Kerry.

Now the arrangements of the cease fire are not proceeding smoothly. The UN personnel supposed to man checkposts should get visas; Damascus does not want to give visas to the British: they could be spies, they say. They agree to Indians, or other neutrals. The UN and the Red Crescent waited for assurances of their safety from the government and the rebels, and apparently none were forthcoming. The rebels are reluctant to move away from their positions, and the government troops were waiting for them to move. But the general level of violence has been greatly reduced.

The chances for success or failure are more or less even. Nusra keeps a low profile in the North, but they instigate other groups to refuse the cease fire. Pentagon is not keen to share information with the Russians. And the Russians can’t make peace alone. On the other side, the Syrians are very tired of war, and they are happy to have even a lull in violence. The next few days will show whether this agreement will lead to peace, or will it being used for the sides to consolidate and improve their positions for the next outbreak of fighting, as it happened in February.

Meanwhile the government forces have a new (or rather old) enemy: Israel. Israelis support Nusra forces in the vicinity of the armistice line between Syria and Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights. As Nusra fought against the government army, some shells flew over and fell on the Golan territory. The Israelis used it as a pretext to attack Syrian army. The Syrians said they downed two Israeli planes, a fighter and a drone, by their old reliable Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles. Israelis deny that with unusual vehemence. It seems that an Israeli drone has been downed, while a jet, even if it was hit, succeeded in returning home.

The Syrian government gave a lot of publicity to this encounter in order to stress that the rebels fight on Israeli side against their Arab brothers. But friendship between Nusra and the Jews is hardly a secret: pictures showing Israelis helping Nusra fighters appeared in the Arab and Israeli media. And this assistance is not limited to medical help: Israelis are determined to keep the Syrian army farther away from its borders.

This article was first published in The Unz Review.

Israel Shamir can be reached at [email protected]

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  1. The Hasbra that is coming out of the west is extraordinary . They make the whole process being led by Pax Americana and the Russians and the Syrians r just following their DICTUM. It proves the total disconnect the west r in with the realities on the ground. Everytime the SAA r proceeding with their relentless struggle against the elitist anglo-zionist viola lets have peace talks and COH. Why didn’t the anglo-zionist go for peace talks and COH in 2013, 2014 and 2015 when the Assad government requested it via the UN(anglo-zionist orginisation). The SAA along with the Iranians Hezbullah , Russians and Chinese have stood their ground. THEY WILL NOT BE EXTORTED TO THE ANTLANTACIST/WASHINGTON CONSENSUS. The buck stops in Damascus and Syria and Iran ,Russia, and China will not be extorted by these vile evil elitist.
    POST SCRIPTUM: How interesting when Pax Americana and the Russians publicly stated the COH the zionist army started provoking the Syrians and the SAA in the Golan Heights. Remember Geni gas and oil company Pars fields ,Gaza and the Golan are all part of their grand scheme for maintaining the petro-dollar and maintain their ponzi scheme. I gather Murdoch,Cheeney,Kissinger and Lord Rothschild r not to happy with the Syrian question cause these players r major stake holders in Geni.
    Second P.S for Rehmart and co who request stupid idiotic links to my statements do ur homework and look at the facts since 1979 to present and they all lead to the subtle and incremental shifts of western society to the present fascistic states they have become. LO STATO CORPORATO , written by Benito Mussolini The Corporate State . Have read and then look at the west today Mirror image

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  2. Diogenes says:

    I don’t understand why Russia keeps trying to work with the US in finding a “diplomatic solution” to the proxy war in Syria, when the US is so obstructive and unwilling to stop the war on deposing Assad. I can only surmise they are trying diplomacy as favorable “optics” and in the vain hope they can avoid a further economic drain prosecuting this war or to avoid a direct military clash with the US in Syria. Under a Clinton Presidency a direct military clash in Syria and Ukraine is inevitable and likely catastrophic. Diplomacy is probably a waste of precious time; they need to prosecute the war with all of the Jihadist gangs to vigorously to bring the war to an end or hope to they can make a “Deal” under a Trump Presidency. Both the Turks and Israelis are playing a treacherous game and will need to be co-opted. Ultimately, the proximal cause of Saudi and Qatari aggression by financing Wahhabism in Syria will need to be addressed and that will probably require a regional war which will probably lead to a world war.
    So, the only rational option seems to be a vain hope in diplomacy with the Russians acting as the only rational players in this power struggle while the other players are intent on escalating the violence to detriment of everybody!

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @NoseytheDuke
  3. John says:

    [Pick one handle and stick to it, or use Anonymous/Anon. Otherwise, expect to get all your comments trashed.]

  4. @Diogenes

    A wise leader conserves his military strength. Sun Tzu. Perhaps Putin is wise, no?

  5. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    What’s to prevent the liver eaters from blending into the ‘moderate head choppers’ so they won’t get attacked?

    That way, Russia and the USA can claim victory and put that conflict on hold, till the mentally unbalanced Hillary steals the WH and brings Libya v2.0 to Syria.

  6. neutral says:

    Pepperoni pizza and vodka when dealing with a middle eastern nation does not seem apt. This could easily be used by Muslims as easy propaganda showing how their fates are being determined by those indulging in forbidden foods.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  7. Durruti says:

    Once Again, Nice informative article by Israel Shamir.

    advancing from defeat to defeat – Koestler

    The Russian leadership are attempting a sharing of power in the Ukraine, Syria, and other nearby (to them) areas, such as the Baltic Principalities.

    Russian titular leader, Vladimir Putin, through his own conciliation with Russia, (and humanity’s) worst enemies, has allowed the Zionist NATO military to station heavily armed military (Abrams Tanks & more), on Russia’s borders. Putin’s leaders have sold 40 million Russians (in the Ukraine), to a decade, or forever, of slavery and other degradation.

    He has continued his sell-out policies in Syria. Waiting until Syria was all but totally destroyed, and its infrastructure gutted, the Russians entered with just enough ‘help’ to keep the war going indefinitely, or at least, until Syria is completely destroyed and depopulated. Putin’s bedroom friend, Netenyahoo, and the rest of the Land Thieves, subsequently intend to waltz in and re decorate the Damascus neighborhood with Zionist/Jewish settlements. Or, Jericho, writ large.

    Since the complete Zionist take over of the United States on November 22, 1963, the New World Order has accelerated its drive and its shedding of innocents’ blood, for complete World political and military hegemony. As one example, who would have predicted, the coup d’etat establishment in the Ukraine of a puppet government controlled, utterly, by Jewish Oligarchs, Poroshenko, Kolomoisky, and a dozen others.

    The Russian leadership had one chance to save their 40 million Russians (the Kievan Russ, where Russia began). On the day after the Traitors Nuland/McCain/Kerry/Obomber/Netenyahoo, coup d’etat, as Yanukovych fled for his life from the Zionist American imperialists, a small force of the Russian military could have restored Yanukovych to power, and liberated the Ukraine (perhaps permanently rejoining it with the rest of Russia).

    A larger Russian force could have definitively rescued the Syrian people.

    There are those, who say that such boldness from the Russians would have led to WW III; however, it is the timidity of the semi-nationalist Zionist Russian Oligarchs, Putin, Medvedev, Lavrov, and the Duma leaders, that might encourage the Zionist imperialists to try the Nuclear option. Weakness of the Victims only encourages the New World Order – Zionist Militarist Terrorists.

    Weakness leads to Slaughter. The victory at Stalingrad began the road back.

    History is a Stern Teacher:

    In 1938, the Stalinists withdrew their International Brigades from Spain. The Withdrawal was touted by their propagandists as some kind of a victory. Dolores Ibarruri said it was better to die on one’s feet than live on one’s knees. She lived the rest of her long life (in exile in Russia), on her knees. The touted ‘Deal’ that the withdrawal of the International brigades would bring a withdrawal of the imperialist forces, including the Italian Army, and the German Air Corps, and some sort of winding down of the Fascist assault on Spain’s democratically elected Republic, never materialized.

    Less than a year later, the Spanish Republic surrendered, and less than a year later, WW II began, as the Zionist Land thieves completely eradicated the Palestinians, and their settlers began to move into the Golan, as well as Damascus – er, or was it the German Armies entered Poland?

    This writer is giving no orders; he possess none of Djugashvili’s Divisions (neither did the Pope); he is merely discussing the situation, with his rose colored glasses, and subservient attitude toward his betters, removed.

    Durruti, alias Peter J. Antonsen – for the Anarchist collective,


    For the Restoration of our Democratic Republic!

    • Replies: @survey-of-disinfo
  8. Che Guava says:

    Great piece, Mr. Shamir.

    I like the line about the Brits being kept out, wise idea.

    Assad was English educated at tertiary level, practised as an opthalmogist there, British people treated by him have nothing but compliments for his conscientious work, he and his wife have spent small fortunes at Harrod’s etc., why the political class has it so completely in for him is no mystery, but the reason is extremely cheap.

    Cat’s paws for Israel and the Gulf and Saudi moronocracies.

    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
  9. Rehmat says:

    Israel Shamir – could you enlightened us: “Who came to Syria first ISIL or al-Nusra?

    The thugs from both ISIL and al-Nusra received medical-care from Israeli clinics. Both are armed and trained by the US, Israel, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia.

    Both groups had declared their allegiance to the US and Israel.

    Both groups are anti-Iran and anti-Hizbullah.

    Both John Kerry and Putin have very friendly relations with Netanyahu and his Jew fascists.

    So her is my SIX MILLION QUESTION: Why the Americans and Russian would like to destroy their own illegitimate son?

    There is no MODERATE REBELS in Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon they’re all foreign mercenaries created to destroy the AXIS OF RESISTANCE (Iran, Syria, and Hizbullah) against the Zionist entity which was established by the USSR and United States in 1948.

    Dr. Denis G. Rancourt, former professor at University of Ottawa, who was fired from the university under pressure from Jewish lobby groups lead by B’nai B’rith Canada over his support for Palestinian people.

    In a recent interview Rancourt said that the on-going five-year-old bloodshed in Syria is an Israel’s proxy war conducted by Israel with help of the United States, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

    “The war in Syria, from the start, was a US-planned and facilitated effort for “regime change” by violent means. Key US allies Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Israel have recruited, trained, financed, or aided mercenary foreign fighters to invade Syria. The US itself directly trained and funds so-called “moderate rebels” to violently invade the sovereign state of Syria,” Rancourt said.

  10. Rehmat says:

    You’re right dude. Pepperoni pizza and vodka are Judeo-Christian creations and in Islam Pig meat and alcohol is not Halal (kosher).

    Did you ever heard Netanyahu is the only world leader who has been called A SERIAL LAIR?

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  11. nsa says:

    Call them what they are……Joohadis.

  12. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Ratney is fresh from three years in the consul in Jerusalem

    Michael Ratney is the United States Special Envoy for Syria. He was appointed on July 27, 2015, and succeeded Ambassador Daniel Rubinstein.

    From 2012 to 2015, Ratney served as the U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem. Until 2012, Ratney was Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Media and, prior to that, Spokesman for the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.

    Since joining the Foreign Service in 1990, Ratney served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar, as well as tours in Mexico City, Baghdad, Beirut, Casablanca, Bridgetown, and Washington, DC.

    apparently there are no gentiles qualified to represent the USA in Middle East countries.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  13. @Che Guava

    from another article, it was all about the oil/gas pipe line for europe. basically american/eu attempt at circumventing russia’s hold on energy supply for eu.

    when assad refused the pipe line because it is allied with russia, he signed his own death warrant in the eyes of the west.

    putin sure took his sweet time in helping assad. I am almost 100% sure assad would ok the pipe line if he knew how slow/little the russian help was.

    • Replies: @utu
    , @5371
    , @dahoit
  14. robt says:

    Same old stuff except the ‘moderate communists’ after WWII have been replaced by moderate terrorists/rebels today.

  15. utu says:
    @Astuteobservor II

    No it was not about pipeline. The purpose was to destroy the state pf Syria just like they did with Iraq and Libya. Creation of chaos and sectarian fighting was the real goal. Mike Whitney always sells the Marxist argument that it sis about big bad greedy American corporations (just like Chomsky) to cover up Israel’s real objectives.

    • Agree: Che Guava
  16. 5371 says:
    @Astuteobservor II

    Russia was never going to help Syria unless the help a) would be needed and b) could be effective. In other words, Assad had to be 1) capable of winning with the help and 2) unable to win without it.

  17. Renoman says:

    The only thing that will work is brute force and mass slaughter, it is after all the the 12th Century!

  18. Rurik says:

    US commits direct act of war on Syria on behalf of ISIS:

    “conclusive evidence” that the U.S. and its allies support the jihadist group, the Syrian army said in a statement, noting that the strike was “dangerous and blatant aggression”.

  19. @utu

    if true on mike’s part, kinda fuck up. might have to look through his past articles when I get the time. there should be a pattern.

  20. @5371

    ahh, so the delayed help was on purpose. assad had to show putin his army was capable before russia steps in.

  21. @Durruti

    It is complete theatre.

    There is not a single nation on this planet that has an independent government. If you disregard the outward form and focus on the meaning of their structure, action, and relations, it should be clear. They are all cookie cutter clone ‘Parental States with Iron Fists’.

    It is entirely legitimate to ask: why, if such a unified global is actually operational, do these states engage in histrionic animosity?

    In my view, while the (historically connected) non-Anglo power elite across the globe, long ago came to terms with the emergence of the Mercantile Empire of the Northern European elite and were integrated, they, even as their cohorts in the 1st tier nations of the NWO (such as UK, US, etc.) still need to manage the psychological and emotional expectations of their 10% in various sectors of society, such as military, intelligence, culture, etc., many of whom are not (psychologically or emotionally) prepared to shed their ‘provincial’ affinities and accept the new order.

    What is happening (and has been happening) for the past few decades is a pedagogical process. This process takes distinct forms per local provincial requirements.

    It takes (merely) 2 generations to significantly alter the character of a collective.

    Those of us in this generation may not live to see the long awaited emancipation of humanity from the clutches of these evil minded overlords. But have no fear. This is their last dance.

    • Replies: @Durruti
  22. annamaria says:

    “Ben Zion Netanyahu [Benjamin Netanyahu’s father] said, “Wipe out the Arabs, get rid of them; and my son agrees with me!”
    The US have been on an Israeli leash for quite some time already.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  23. annamaria says:

    Russia actually does not have a choice but to prevent the flowering of ISIS (Daesh/Al Qaeda) on her southern borders.
    ISIS – a creature of the US/NATO “humanitarian interventions” that involved looting and destruction of several Middle Eastern countries – serves currently as a tool for the “chosen” and major war profiteers.

  24. Rehmat says:

    Off course there are some Gentiles but they’re well-known for AIPAC’s AZZ. Take for example, new US ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Holzahll Richard. She claims that her job is to destroy Hizbullah which defeated Jewish army in June 2006.

  25. Athos says:

    I’m searching for an article that I’ve read couple days ago.
    I don’t remember the author, the name and where I’ve read that. Maybe Global research…..

    It talks about the “marco” that changed the pieces on the board.
    I was an attack from Kurds to a Syrian army outpost in a NE of Syrian territory.

    The article said that this specific attack was the reasons behind the new kids on the block, Russia, Turkey, Iran….
    Because those players understood the attacks as an initiative to raise a Kurd state there.

    Can anyone help me please. I need to know the name of the city.

  26. Durruti says:

    Thanks for response.

    You write, “It is complete theatre.” Do you mean Shakespeare? “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players …”

    Perhaps, but on our stage, humans are butchered and cities reduced to rubble.

    Are we, as we go through life, involved in a teaching (or learning) process, a pedagogy? Sounds reasonable.

    By “But have no fear. This is their last dance.” Do you mean the evil ones? the imperialists, the oligarchs? Is it their last dance? If so, I certainly hope you are correct. Or, if by “last dance” you imply that Inhumans succeed in destroying the Planet, the only home they/we have, is it everyone’s “last dance”?

    The 2 generations since November 22, 1963, have accomplished little good. There have been some bright sparks, (such as the Vietnamese successfully defending their Nation), and Sheryl Crow. Yes, my family with children had/has some fine moments.

    Sometimes it appears, we are digging our graves.

    But, I don’t know. Life is still worth a struggle. The Anarchist song.

    For the Republic!

    • Replies: @survey-of-disinfo
  27. @Durruti

    You write, “It is complete theatre.” Do you mean Shakespeare? “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players …”

    Interesting enough, he called his stage “the globe”.

    Perhaps, but on our stage, humans are butchered and cities reduced to rubble.

    By their fruit you shall know them. I do not mean that their crimes are insignificant. The theatre is the ‘role play’ of various nominally belligerent actors on the stage. Quite clearly they enjoy mass slaughter of humans and wanton destruction. But note, that they and their near and dear are untouched.

    The pedagogical process is to ‘domesticate’ their masses. The theatre is the various fronts that enact a /grotesque and distorted caricature/ of dissent.

    The end of the dance is the end of these monsters. Make sure you do not permit them to agitate you into a dark corner of consciousness, harboring hate, anger, and fear. There is a global struggle and then there is a personal struggle.

    Maintain The Light.

    • Replies: @Durruti
  28. @utu

    If previously we had suspicions that Al-Nusra Front is protected this way, now, after today’s airstrikes on the Syrian army we come to a really terrifying conclusion for the entire world: The White House is defending IS [Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL]” — Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

    Maria Zakharova relays the “shock” of her superiors at the RFM. Up to now, they had “suspicions” but now, they have to face the “terrifying conclusion”.

    RT did not mention if Maria Zakharova blushed as she shovelved this shit our way.

  29. Durruti says:

    Yes, just as I referred to in my comment above,

    “He [Putin] has continued his sell-out policies in Syria. Waiting until Syria was all but totally destroyed, and its infrastructure gutted, the Russians entered with just enough ‘help’ to keep the war going indefinitely, or at least, until Syria is completely destroyed and depopulated. Putin’s bedroom friend, Netenyahoo, and the rest of the Land Thieves, subsequently intend to waltz in and re decorate the Damascus neighborhood with Zionist/Jewish settlements. Or, Jericho, writ large.”

    The valiant Syrians have few friends, and little air cover.

    The so-called S-300s and the s-400 battery by the Russian airbase are just for show. They are useless, and not for use against American, Turkish, or Zionist Land Thief air forces. Hell, the pacifist homosexual Russian Traitor Oligarchs (such as Putin), do not even protect their own pilots, (or avenge their murder).

    The Zionist Oligarchs, Rothschilds & company, have the upper hand. The resistance leadership is almost non existent. Even Hezbollah does not actually do anything to resist the Zionists inside Palestine.

    Oh! Wait! The Russian Oligarch mouthpieces are calling a meeting of the Zionist United States Nations’ Security Council!! That will do a lot of good. Want to hear some begging? The American spokesperson kicked the coward-traitor Russian spokesmen’s asses. Blamed the Russians and Assad’s government for everything.

    Hey! just vote for Casino Trump, Killery Clinton, Jill Stein, or Ralph Nader, and then call for a UN Security Council meeting.

    That’l scare them! That’l solve the problem!

    Oh! and don’t mention the Republic (we used to have)!

    • Replies: @anon
  30. Durruti says:

    Beautifully written.

    I refer to the VISION; Maintain The Light makes the same point, poetically.

    Then there is a personal struggle.

  31. @utu

    so russia just got spit in the face 🙂

    that will teach them.

  32. annamaria says:

    A repost from Sic Semper Tyrannis

    “If one wants to observe a perfect psychopath, here is a video of Samantha Powers speaking for the UN emergency meeting. She looks horrifyingly subhuman.

    Russia is trying to clarify the matters by pointing to the obvious (“Russia affirms the US works with ISIS” But these RF efforts are futile because ziocons have no shame and they are not interested in truth, facts, dignity and such.

    “Israel bombed the SAA earlier in the week and as a response from the SAA, had several of their crafts shot down. Of course the Obama administration is going to be pressured by its ‘only democratic ally in the region’ to take direct action against the SAA, diplomacy be damned. So of course the US had to do something…
    Samantha Powers statements at the UN were deplorable, a real ‘low point’ in the history of US diplomacy…
    It’s the Israelification of the US diplomacy.”

    Expect more gifts from the parasitoid and money&power-crazy high echelon of the US politicians. A Purim season.

    • Replies: @mcohen
  33. anon • Disclaimer says:

    Padded walls -Check
    Straight Jacket-Check
    A syringe full of Thorazine-Check
    A Zionist boogy man to hide in the closet-Check

    Your room is ready , Sir.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  34. annamaria says:

    You mean, no worries, just surrender to the ziocons that always know better? Excellent suggestion from Israelis’ point of view.
    “Israel bombed the SAA earlier in the week and as a response from the SAA, had several of their crafts shot down. Of course the Obama administration is going to be pressured by its ‘only democratic ally in the region’ to take direct action against the SAA, diplomacy be damned. So of course the US had to do something. Things need to be set up so that the course of events and the dependent relationships have the effect of pushing Clinton and/or her successor into the White House…
    …the US has long been an imperialist power, only before it was able to couch this as the fight against communism. But this total lack of refinement, tact, comportment, sophistication, composure, and basic diplomacy on the part of the US’s Foreign Ministry and Press Secretary represents a new low in US history: (Samantha Powers is indecent here to the extremes).
    It’s the Israelification of US diplomacy.
    They are all Tzipi Livni now, and narcissistically living in their own increasingly small, little world, cut off from reality and the real consequences which loom just over the horizon. But now, dawn is breaking. And taking into consideration the US’s general problem in making progress on its real aim of destabilizing the region and unseating Assad, this sort of change of tact/act of desperation was an eventuality. …this is why the US refuses to publicly publish the Russian-US agreement on Syria.” does this ring MH17? – The same kind of shyness…

    In short: Zionists desire Eretz Israel; to achieve this goal, it is necessary to implement Oded Yinon plan of destruction of any functioning state that neighbors with Israel. The Golan Heights is a special prize that was so close in reach – and ISIS was such a great help in getting the Golans! – but Russians came and spoiled everything (stopped head-choppers’ advances in Syria). Why do Russians are there? – to protect there southern borders from the US/Israel-created & supported ISIS/Daesh. The trillions US\$\$\$\$ for “war on terra” have resulted in the US cooperation with Al Qaeda. Splendid!

    The Filth Column in the US is in lock with ziocons (and major weapon-producers). There is no way the US could avoid a (nuclear) conflict with RF if the US ziocons stay in charge of the US policies. Unfortunately, any attempt to weaken their deadly grip on the US will lead to Purim season on US patriots.

    • Replies: @Durruti
  35. Durruti says:


    “The Filth Column in the US is in lock with ziocons (and major weapon-producers).”

    You said it all; now I do not have to reply.

  36. Che Guava says:


    No fan of Nuttanyahu, nor you in general, but that misspelling made me laugh!

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  37. annamaria says:

    Samantha Power “is paid to lie for Washington’s criminal cabal in charge. Her despicable remarks show she does it with relish.”

  38. Che Guava says:

    I think that you have not read it (I have), the only post-WWII nations that come close to realising it are lapan and Singapore.

    Japan rather failing now, what Mussolini meant by ‘corporate state’ was not a state run by big corporations, but with that alongside other corporate bodies, including those to represent the workers, amomg others.

    That is roughly how Japan ran from the fifties to the late nineties. So-called reforms are horrible, for example, the Post Office, I have one good friend and several good acquaintances who work there under strict conditions for bad wages. To become an official employee, and get better conditions, is really hard, but the government is still the major holder of capital in Japan Post.

    Of the ‘Anti-Comintern Pact’ nations, Japan’s polity was most similar to Italy’s, notable differences abound, I should write an article for Unz about it. Suffice it to say that the Emperor cult revived in the 1860’s meant that, while there were many fascist groups until the defeat (and now) including political parties, encouraged to give a theoretical base, and local spy-on-your-neighbour associations, the real power groups remained the favoured feudal lords and the mlitary.

  39. Rehmat says:
    @Che Guava

    “LIARS always laugh the last” – says American Jewish writer an author Steve Lendman.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  40. Rehmat says:

    Americans like Brits are ZIONIST DOGs…..

    In 2010, when former British foreign secretary David Miliband (Jewish) announced that British government had decided to expel an “un-named Israeli diplomat” in response to its passports being used in the Dubai assassination of one of Hamas’ leading freedom-fighters, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh – two members of Israeli Knesset, Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben-Ari, called David Miliband and the entire British nation as “dogs” and “anti-Semite”.

    “I think Brits are behaving hypocritically and I don’t want to offend dogs on this issue, since some dogs are utterly loyal,” said Aryeh Eldad of Israel National Union (MK).

    “The Brits may be dogs, but they are not loyal to us, but rather to an anti-Semitic system,” Michael Ben-Ari, MK…..

  41. mcohen says:

    anna 41 says ……purim season

    any post with the words “was it really” is just crap,low level lazy propaganda

    rather check out my favourite source of top secret middle east go to spy.birds of a feather

  42. dahoit says:
    @Astuteobservor II

    Saw a story at InfoClearingHouse?Truthout? by Gareth Porter which debunked the pipeline theory.
    The skittles analogy was interpreted by some clown at the intercept as Julius Streicher revisited.So I checked out Wiki on him.(not a Nazi buff)His last words were”Purim 1946″on the gallows.
    They executed him solely on his propaganda legacy.
    Judgement at Nuremberg.

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