Voices from Russia

Sunday, 4 December 2016

4 December 2016. Which Side Are YOU On?

00-syria-christmas-tree-aleppo-041216

____________________________________

Our Holy Patriarch calls on us to defend the Christian communities of the Middle East. Do note that the American Establishment and its flunkies are against that. Sadly, we have Quislings amongst us in diaspora Orthodoxy… Potapov was/is a propagandist for the CIA, Paffhausen is an apologist for the neocons, the Kishkovsky duo (father/daughter) are in the MSM and in the Think Tank Apparat (I don’t count people like Whiteford, he’s just a clueless and ignorant Yahoo, best ignored)… however, we shouldn’t follow their toxic example. We can follow HH, not deluded narcissists who’ve sold out for filthy lucre or for a seat at the Establishment’s High Table. I’m with HH… I seem to think that many of you reading this agree with me.

I support Aleppo’s liberation from terrorist hands… I’m not alone. As for those who’ve sold out… leave them be in their irrelevance and treachery.

BMD

What’s Behind the Turning Point in the Battle for Aleppo

00-syria-army-aleppo-041216

____________________________________

After long months under jihadist control, the Russian Centre for Syrian Reconciliation said that the Syrian Army liberated parts of eastern Aleppo (with 90,000 residents). The Centre stated that 507 terrorists have already left Aleppo and laid down arms, adding that the authorities immediately granted amnesty to 484 fighters from amongst local residents. Igor Korotchenko, editor of National Defence magazine, said:

This turning point in the fight for Aleppo reflects the growing superiority of the Syrian government troops over the enemy, including Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) and the al-Nusra Front. The high morale of Assad’s army, its skilful tactics in urban fighting, and the increased competence of Syrian Amy commanders contribute to that. In addition, the terrorists face growing resistance from the local population, who don’t provide them any kind of help at all. Locals are unwilling to act as human shields for the jihadists. This turning point in the fight for Aleppo came despite no air support for the Syrian Army, in line with current moratoriums on Russian and Syrian airstrikes in a 10-kilometre (6.2 miles) radius around Aleppo. The jihadists can no longer effectively use their military supply lines, as Syrian government forces interdict them. All this paves the way for a full liberation of eastern Aleppo from the terrorists, which in turn will contribute to a large-scale political dialogue between Bashar al-Assad’s government and the moderate Syrian opposition. It’s important to reach a consensus on Syria between Russia and the new US Administration, to separate moderate opposition groups from terrorists, as well as coördinate efforts by the Russian Air Force group and the US-led coalition in Syria.

Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Affairs S V Lavrov said that US Secretary of State John Kerry finally made proposals on how to move forward on the crisis in Aleppo that seem acceptable to Russia. The statement came after the two men met on the sidelines of the Mediterranean Dialogues in Rome, Italy, a conference dealing with security issues faced by countries on the Northern and Southern shores of the Mediterranean. Lavrov told reporters after they asked him if there was any progress with Washington on dissociation of the terrorists and moderate opposition in Syria:

Yesterday during our meeting in Rome, Kerry turned in American proposals in line with proposals defended for a long time by our experts.

Over recent months, Aleppo was a major battleground in Syria, with government forces, jihadists, and numerous opposition groups engaged. Encircled by government forces, militants hold Eastern Aleppo, and the fighting affects thousands of civilians still trapped in the city. According to Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien, between 200,000 and 300,000 civilians are still in the terrorist-held eastern neighbourhoods of Aleppo.

4 December 2016

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201612041048143551-syria-aleppo-army-turning-point/

Syrian Army Success in Aleppo Vividly Indicates the End of “Triumph of the West”

00-syria-aleppo-refugees-041216

____________________________________

Syrian Army spokesman Brigadier General Samir Suleiman announced that the military regained control of 45 to 50 percent of east Aleppo, as government forces continue to advance in the besieged city. On Saturday, the Syrian Army General Command called on residents in the eastern districts of Aleppo to return to their homes after it restores security and stability, and as public institutions and utilities go back to normal. Local sources told RIA Novosti that work was underway in liberated districts to restore utility services, including water and electricity.

Charles Krauthammer, a political columnist for the Washington Post, commented on the success in Syria:

It’s a vivid example of the end of the Western dominance on the international arena. The USA, which was dominant in the world since the end of communism and the collapse of the USSR, is in retreat. Western-backed resistance to President Assad is on the brink of annihilation. Amongst other indications of the end of the Western triumph is the growing opposition to the American-led anti-Russian sanctions within Europe. As Europe tires of the sanctions imposed on Russia, President Obama’s much-touted “isolation” of Russia has ignominiously dissolved, as our Secretary of State repeatedly goes cap in hand to Russia to beg for mercy in Syria. Besides, the USA’s “pivot to Asia” turned into an abject failure. The West is turning inward and going home, leaving the field to the rising authoritarians… Russia, China, and Iran. The West’s retreat began with Obama, as he’s always felt the USA wasn’t good enough for the world, too flawed to have earned the moral right to be the world hegemon. This process will continue under Donald Trump, however for entirely different reasons. Trump would follow suit, disdaining allies, and avoiding conflict; because the world isn’t good enough for us… undeserving, ungrateful, parasitic foreigners are living safely under our protection and off our sacrifices. Time to look after our own American interests.

Meanwhile, in an interview with RIA Novosti, Sergei Demidenko, Middle East expert at the Institute of Social Sciences of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration also commented on the success of the Syrian army in Aleppo:

Still, I warn against connecting it with any external political developments. Russia pursues its own purposes in Syria, which have nothing to do with the political changes in the USA and the change of the administration. Aleppo’s liberation will prove the efficiency of Russia’s military presence in Syria. The faster it is, the better. However, there’s no use connecting the intensity of Syrian military operations with any momentary developments in foreign politics. Don’t connect Russia’s military operations in Syria with the upcoming inauguration of Donald Trump, as Moscow has definite plans for its activity in Syria. The retaking of Aleppo will demonstrate the Russian-Syrian-Iranian alliance’s capabilities and the strength of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

4 December 2016

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/politics/201612041048145207-syria-aleppo-west-dominance/

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

30 November 2016. You May Believe the Lies of the “White Helmets” and the Western Media or You May Believe VVP… There’s NO Middle Ground

00-russia-syria-mobile-hospital-301116

____________________________________

President Putin ordered the deployment of mobile hospitals to aid the civilian victims of the American-enabled terrorists in Aleppo. Note well that the USA has done nothing of the sort… all that it does is to funnel arms to its terrorist surrogates via its proxies in the KSA and Gulf kleptocracies. People like Christiane Amanpour pour out lies about Russian and Iranian attacks on innocents and deny the obvious truth about American aid to terrorism, whilst spreading fibs about so-called “democratic enclaves” (which have less existence in the real world than the Jabberwocky).

You may applaud Vladimir Vladimirovich or you may applaud Christiane Amanpour. Which one you choose will tell the world much about your character…

BMD

Next Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.