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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Cynical Murders at Russian Hospital



The attack by US-backed terrorists against a Russian humanitarian field hospital in Aleppo is “not just a violation of international law… It’s a pre-planned cold-blooded murder of doctors by militants”. Two buses full of women and kids were scheduled to be at the hospital at the time of the attack. An unexpected delay saved many lives. This is outright terrorism, and the US government armed, trained, directed, and paid the terrorists who did it. Just as the Nazi terrorists in the Ukraine are. The miserable response by the Red Cross and the failure of Doctors Without Borders to even comment on the attacks are a clear sign of the bias and political agenda of these so-called “humanitarian” organisations. The response of the US government is as contemptible, as one would expect. In a very real and direct way, the US government committed these murders. This is the work of the US government, not “all of us”. This is an example of the cold, hard, obvious truth that they dub “Russian propaganda” and now under attack by the US government and “mainstream media”. This kind of information gets people blocked on Facebook or blacklisted as a “fake news” site by the professional liars whose job is to hide the truth. Your right and access to information is under attack just as certainly as that Russian hospital was in Aleppo. The Information War is just as important and difficult as the military war, and sometimes, just as dangerous. As usual, on every front, the enemy outnumbers the Good Guys in the Info War. So, do something yourself, or support those who do bring the truth to light.

6 December 2016

Russell “Texas” Bentley


Sunday, 4 December 2016

4 December 2016. Which Side Are YOU On?



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.


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



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


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



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


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