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NEWS DIGEST: History Repeats Itself: USA & Turkey vs. Syria & Russia
History Repeats Itself: USA & Turkey vs. Syria & Russia
It’s ironic how history has a bad habit of repeating itself, maybe because we humans are not creative enough, or some of us, or maybe we are too lazy to invent new issues that will might help make our lives more better or at least less predictable. Some learn from history lessons, others tend to commit the same mistakes again.
This is a caricature caricature by a Villian Weisskopf, a cartoonist who lived in the last century (1906 – 1964) and published his drawings in the CSSR satirical magazine Rohá?, the first Slovak professional satire magazine.
Do you really think the current events are ‘news’? Syria has always been eyed by the evil empire as a jewel prize in their trophies collection. Fortunately for humanity, Syrians are willing to sacrifice everything to save their country and their dignity, unlike many who bowed and kneeled before their masters, take the Turks as an example from our region and the French from Europe.
We promise you to stay as a thorn in your necks until the last man standing, of you
Former MI5 agent: Russia ruins Western plan to build a pipeline from Qatar to Europe via Syria
Six children die as refugee boats sink off Turkey: report:
At least six children drowned Friday in two separate incidents when their boats sank off Turkey while trying to make the risky crossing to Greece, state media reported.
'Syria's Crime Is That It Is Independent' - Renowned Journalist John Pilger
Western media constantly beats the drums of war, while western governments continue the support for Islamic terror they started in Afghanistan in the 1980s
Report Finds US Airstrikes Did Kill 6 Children in Syria:
Report says the U.S. tried to cover up the killings of six children and other civilians as monitor group says airstrikes have killed 250 civilians so far.
Damascus to give preference to Russian companies in economic projects — foreign minister
Syrian authorities expect Russian companies to participate in development of oil fields in Syria, the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister Walid Muallem at a meeting with Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. Muallem said a decision has been taken "to give preference to Russian companies in economic projects in Syria, especially in construction and revival of the country and oil production." "We have information that offshore oil and gas fields off the Syrian coast have huge potential," the minister added. He also said one Russian company has already signed a respective contract, and Syrian authorities expect that "other companies will follow suit as we’re ready to grant any benefits to Russian companies." "Hopefully, not only Russian war-craft but also oil platforms will be present off the Syrian coasts," the minister said.
Syrian Army Fired Upon by Mortars From Turkish Territory - Spokesman
Turkey fired a number of mortar bombs toward Syrian army positions, the Syrian army spokesman said Saturday.
"Last night, there was intense mortar fire on Syrian government forces' positions fire from the Mount Jebel Aqra area, which is on the Turkish side," Brigadier General Ali Mayhoub said during a press briefing.
"Commander-in-chief of the Syrian Arab Army [President Bashar Assad] warns of the dangers of such behavior," the spokesman added.
The Syrian general also accused Turkey of increasing arms supplies to Syrian rebels.
IF, in fact, this report is true, Turkey has just declared war on Syria.
Russia, at this point, cannot, and most probably will not, allow this attack to stand without some measure of response.
US-Turkey Edging Up to Syrian Border
By Tony Cartalucci
In the most open admission yet that NATO-member Turkey has been allowing a torrent of supplies, weapons, fighters, and equipment to flow across its borders with impunity and into the hands of the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS), the US has urged Ankara to seal the remaining 100 km border region yet to be closed by Syrian and Kurdish forces...
The Accomplices Have Their Backs Against the Wall
NATO is extremely nervous, because it knows that the truth about the relationship of NATO-member Turkey to the Islamist terror group (IS) will come to light if there is a Russian victory in Syria. If the refugees are able to return, Erdogan won’t have them as a pawn to extort money [from the EU]. It’s clear who’s interested in an escalation of the conflict. The reaction of the Western alliance on the shooting down of a Russian bomber show that NATO is very nervous. It’s on the verge of losing control of Russia in Syria...
Putin Declares US, Turkey Guilty of Cooperating With Terrorists
“Look, we informed our American partners in advance when our pilots were going into action and where, in what air corridors. The American side, which leads the coalition, to which Turkey is also a party, knew about the location and time of our operation. And this is precisely where we were hit... We assume that this won’t happen again. Otherwise, we don’t need such teamwork with anyone, with any coalition or any countries...
Anyway, this is Turkey’s choice, not ours".
Russia ready to coordinate steps to block Turkish-Syrian border — FM
Russia is ready to coordinate practical steps to block the Turkish-Syrian border in cooperation with Damascus, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday after talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem.
Lavrov recalled that French President Francois Hollande earlier voiced the proposal to adopt specific measures to block the Turkish-Syrian border.
"We actively support that. We are open for coordination of practical steps, certainly, in interaction with the Syrian government," he said. "We are convinced that by blocking the border we will in many respects solve the tasks to eradicate terrorism on Syrian soil."
"We hope that initiative by President Hollande will be implemented within the framework of our joint work, including in the Group of Support for Syria," the minister said.
Translation: Russia will now effectively block the transport of ISIS oil into Turkey.
Also, reported yesterday at tass.ru/en:
US Secretary of State John Kerry should check out reports on the involvement of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son in illegal oil trade with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Friday. "I’d like to mention rumors that Erdogan’s son could be involved in illegal oil trade with the IS, although there are no proofs. If I was in Kerry’s place, I’d make an attempt to shed light on these reports," Muallem said commenting on Kerry’s statements that Damascus was buying oil from terrorists.
Syrian Foreign Minister Muallem is being way too kind here. As reported today at zerohedge.com:
Over the course of the last four or so weeks, the media has paid quite a bit of attention to Islamic State’s lucrative trade in “stolen” crude. On November 16, in a highly publicized effort, US warplanes destroyed 116 ISIS oil trucks in Syria. 45 minutes prior, leaflets were dropped advising drivers (who Washington is absolutely sure are not ISIS members themselves) to “get out of [their] trucks and run away.” The peculiar thing about the US strikes is that it took The Pentagon nearly 14 months to figure out that the most effective way to cripple Islamic State’s oil trade is to bomb... the oil. Prior to November, the US “strategy” revolved around bombing the group’s oil infrastructure. As it turns out, that strategy was minimally effective at best and it’s not entirely clear that an effort was made to inform The White House, Congress, and/or the public about just how little damage the airstrikes were actually inflicting. There are two possible explanations as to why Centcom may have sought to make it sound as though the campaign was going better than it actually was, i) national intelligence director James Clapper pulled a Dick Cheney and pressured Maj. Gen. Steven Grove into delivering upbeat assessments, or ii) The Pentagon and the CIA were content with ineffectual bombing runs because intelligence officials were keen on keeping Islamic State’s oil revenue flowing so the group could continue to operate as a major destabilizing element vis-a-vis the Assad regime. Ultimately, Russia cried foul at the perceived ease with which ISIS transported its illegal oil and once it became clear that Moscow was set to hit the group’s oil convoys, the US was left with virtually no choice but to go along for the ride. Washington’s warplanes destroyed another 280 trucks earlier this week. Russia claims to have vaporized more than 1,000 transport vehicles in November. Of course the most intriguing questions when it comes to Islamic State’s $400 million+ per year oil business, are: where does this oil end up and who is facilitating delivery? In an effort to begin answering those questions we wrote: The Most Important Question About ISIS That Nobody Is Asking Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey's President Turkey's role in facilitating the sale of Islamic State oil has been the subject of some debate for quite a while. From "NATO is harbouring the Islamic State: Why France’s brave new war on ISIS is a sick joke, and an insult to the victims of the Paris attacks", by Nafeez Ahmed: "Turkey has played a key role in facilitating the life-blood of ISIS’ expansion: black market oil sales. Senior political and intelligence sources in Turkey and Iraq confirm that Turkish authorities have actively facilitated ISIS oil sales through the country. Last summer, Mehmet Ali Ediboglu, an MP from the main opposition, the Republican People’s Party, estimated the quantity of ISIS oil sales in Turkey at about $800 million—that was over a year ago. By now, this implies that Turkey has facilitated over $1 billion worth of black market ISIS oil sales to date."
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Experts: Turkey might be tried for financing ISIL, arms trafficking
Russia's pledge to take the issue of Turkey's alleged financing of terrorist factions within Syria -- such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) -- to the United Nations after Turkey recently shot down its jet, has stirred speculation that Turkey could be tried in international courts.
Isis: Muslim-majority countries across the world overwhelmingly detest terrorist group:
Research showed that the group was almost universally hated by Muslims and non-Muslims alike
JEWISH ZIONIST SCUM MEDIA
'Syria is dead, Israel must prepare,' top defense official warns:
Amos Gilad says Bashar Assad's grip on his country is failing and it has become 'a land without rule'
Breaking: Russian Pilot Rescued by Iran’s General Soleimani
Soleimani promised them to return the Russian pilot safe and sound; a promise that was kept in the end, according to the Syrian officer.
After tracing the place of the Russian pilot using his GPS, it was revealed that the pilot was being kept in a place 6km behind the frontline of the clashes between the Syrian army and the opposition.
Six fighters of Hezbollah’s special operation unit and 18 Syrian commandos approached the frontline to carry out the operations and the Russian air force and helicopters concurrently created hellfire in the region and destroyed the terrorists’ headquarters in a way that most of the enemy forces deployed in the region fled the scene and the ground was paved for the special unit’s advance.
The Syrian officer added that every move of the special units was monitored and covered precisely by the Russian satellites in a way that the slightest moves made 100 meters away from the area of operation was reported to them and every moment of the operation was reported to a very high-raking official in the Kremlin (that he thinks was president Putin) and it was clear that he was monitoring the entire operations through satellites from Moscow.
A fly will not fly: Russian air defense will cover Syria, Cyprus and southern Turkey
We expect that if Russia deploys the systems, it will comply with our Memorandum of understanding relating to aviation safety, and will not direct these systems against the aircraft of our coalition," said the Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Michelle Baldanza. These words surprised the Russian Ministry of defense. "What can I say? Until Tuesday we had generally shared this view, confident that our aircraft, destroying objects of ISIL, guaranteed from attacks by the US-led so-called "antiepilepsy coalition," said defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov. Posted on airbase Hmamin the s-400 covers almost the whole of Syria, southern Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, the Eastern Mediterranean and even most of Israel, including Jerusalem. Russian defense Ministry said that now all threaten for our aviation facilities objects will be immediately destroyed. Turkish pilots may feel panic now patrolling the border with Syria.
Did British Soldiers Carry Out Summary Executions and Rape Civilians in Iraq?:
Hours-long beatings, stabbings, repeated sexual assault and music as torture: Just some of the abuses inflicted upon Iraqi people by British soldiers during their occupation of Iraq, according to a new dossier provided to the International Criminal Court
Saudi-led Yemen strikes illegally kill civilians: HRW:
At least ten air strikes carried out by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen broke the laws of war and killed civilians, Human Rights Watch alleged Friday.
UK could be prosecuted for war crimes over missiles sold to Saudi Arabia that were used to kill civilians in Yemen:
Advisers to the Foreign Secretary step up legal warnings that the missile sales may breach international humanitarian law
A country run by a VILE UNISLAMIC Tribe who abuse and blaspheme against Islam, and use Islam as a pretext to rid them of their opponents. This is a Jewish Tribe specially chosen and installed by the British propped up militarily by the USA but it is Britain that actually controls it and has done for decades and has proven to be a great danger to ALL Arabs and to Islam
Saudis to execute 55 citizens, Alkhalifa revoke citizenship of more natives
Saudi media have reported that more than 50 citizens would be executed soon, having been condemned on various charges. They possibly include Sheikh Nimr AlNimr, his nephew, Ali AlNimr and five other Shia Muslims who had protested peacefully against AlSaud tribal rule. There is now urgent need for pressure on the Saudis to spare the lives of those condemned to death for calling on the regime to reform. Washington and London are urged to make a noble stand to stop these executions and force Saudis to behave decently with citizens or pack and go. Meanwhile a Saudi court has sentenced a citizen to jail term and lashing on a strange charge. Mukhlif Al Shummari, 60, has been sentenced to two years jail and 200 lashes for “socialising with the Shia and sympathising with them in their tragedies”. He is known for communicating and co-habiting with the Shia Muslims of the Eastern Province. He has shrugged off the sentence and vowed to continue his relations with all sectors of the Saudi society.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has issued an extensive report on Bahrain titled "The Blood of People Who Don't Cooperate" detailing the systematic torture inflicted on native Bahrainis by the ruling Alkhalifa tribe. It said that security forces are torturing detainees during interrogation as regulatory bodies set up after the 2011 uprising "lack independence" and officials are not held accountable. In its 84-page report, HRW said it interviewed 10 detainees "who said they endured coercive interrogations" by authorities. It cited four other inmates of Jaw prison "who said authorities had tortured them in March 2015", four years since reforms that were announced after the initial revolt was crushed. Reported physical assaults include "being subjected to electric shocks; suspension in painful positions, including by their wrists while handcuffed; forced standing; extreme cold; and sexual abuse," HRW said. In the wake o f the Human Rights Report Lord Avebury, the Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Human Rights Group tabled a question “To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations by Human Rights Watch in its report on the treatment of detainees in Bahrain, The Blood of People Who Don't Cooperate, that the UK should suspend funding, support and training for security service reform until Bahrain enacts listed reforms and issues a standing invitation to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.”
On 23rd November Alkhalifa court issued sentences totalling 429 years against 36 native Bahrainis and revoked the citizenship of 13 of them. Three were sentenced to 15 years jail, ten others to 10 years each. In another case, sixteen native citizens were given 15 years and three sentenced to ten years. Thirteen of these had their nationality revoked also. In a third case the same court sentenced one person to five years and three others were given three years each. On 19th November Alkhalifa court sentenced six Bahrainis from Jihafs Town to 15 years jail sentence for taking part in anti-regime protests. On 23rd November Photojournalist Sayed Ahmed AlMousawi and his brother, Sayed Mohammed have been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for doing their job. Reporters Without Borders issued a statement condemning the sentence: “The threats and intimidation campaigns against professional journalists and citizen journalists have just one aim – to use ‘terrorism’ as a pretext for suppressing all criticism of an authoritarian regime,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Middle East desk. It added: “It is outrageous that a journalist has been treated like a terrorist. Arbitrary arrests of peaceful dissidents, systematic torture and impunity have turned Bahrain into a dangerous country for those who speak out. We condemn Mousawi’s arbitrary detention and call on the authorities to overturn his conviction.”
Arbitrary detention has continued. On 22nd November Hussain Abdulla AlShehabi and Mohammad Al Fatlawi, from Duraz, were arrested and taken to be tortured at secret houses. On 21st November Sheikh Fadhel Ibrahim was detained. On 23rd November, a blind native Bahraini was arrested at Bahrain airport on his way to attend religious rituals in Iraq. Ali Sa’ad, 30, has been repeatedly detained despite his blindness caused by suspicious explosion in a the car he was sharing with a friend who died.
On Friday 20th November human rights activists launched a campaign in defence of the children who are languishing at Alkahlifa jails. AlWahdwi Human Rights Monitor said that more than 340 children (under 18) are behind bars. Around 100 of them are under 15. Many of them are denied basic medical treatment. It urged UNICEF to intervene to get these children released to stop their torture and let them attend school.
On 19 November 2015, 80 Members of the European Parliament addressed an open letter to Bahrain’s King, His Majesty Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, on the ongoing travel ban against Bahraini Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab, and asked for the charges against him to be dropped.
Bahrain Freedom Movement
25th November 2015
You F****** LYING EVIL WAHABI JEWS. FAYADH DID NOT RENOUNCE HIS ISLAMIC FAITH-The only GROUP of People who are NOT ISLAMIC are the BLOODY WAHABI SAUDI TRIBE and all their MINIONS- They plan to EXECUTE quite a FEW INNOCENT HUMAN BEINGS because THEY DARE CRITICISE THIS SH**** TRIBAL SATANIC FAMILY
Na’na’tullah ALLAIYKOUM BEIT IL YAHOUD For BLASPHEMING AGAINST THE NOBLE RELIGION OF ISLAM
Saudi Arabia just promised to sue anyone who compares their justice system to Isis
Saudi Arabia will sue any Twitter user who compares the Kingdom’s recent decision to execute a poet to punishments handed down by Isis.
Ashraf Fayadh, a 35-year-old Palestinian poet, was sentenced to death for apostasy – renouncing one’s faith – by a court in Abha on 17 November, according to documents seen by Human Rights Watch.
Saudi Arabia to behead 50 men convicted of terrorism offences despite Shia revolt threat:
Impervious to international opinion, the desert kingdom is poised to execute more than 50 people, three of whom were under 18 when their alleged crime took place. All because of a power struggle within the ruling family
Basij Commander: Kerry Directing Regime Change Projects against Iran
Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said Washington has spent huge sums to overthrow the Islamic Republic of Iran, adding that US Secretary of State John Kerry himself is behind the subversive scenarios. “The captured spies have confessed that John Kerry has directed 34 projects to depose the Islamic Republic,” General Naqdi said on Friday, addressing a ceremony in Tehran. He reiterated that the captured spies have also disclosed that the US has spent a sum of $2 billion on regime change plans against Iran, and said, “Some $200 million of this budget was given personally to the US secretary of state for this purpose." Naqdi said some of the spies had received orders from Kerry through middlemen. The Commander of Iran's Basij noted that the captured spies have not been just some informants, but took part in operations against the security of the Islamic Republic...