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Turkey: The Country ISIS Uses As A Home Base And Where It Has Sold 800 Millions Dollars Of Oil


If we truly do want to get rid of ISIS, why aren’t we doing anything about the Islamic governments that are funding them, aiding them and facilitating the sale of their oil?  As you will see below, ISIS fighters hop back and forth over the Turkish border with impunity, there are “direct dealings between Turkish officials and ranking ISIS members”, and more than $800,000,000 worth of ISIS oil has been sold in Turkey.  If these things are true, action must be taken.  According to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey, 92 percent of Americans consider Islamic terrorism to be a serious threat to the United States, and a Washington Post-ABC News survey found that 83 percent of registered voters believe that a terror attack that causes a large amount of casualties inside the United States is likely in the near future.  The American people clearly want ISIS to be dealt with, so why isn’t the Obama administration doing anything to go after the state sponsors of such terror?

At this point, most Americans have absolutely no idea what is taking place in Iraq and Syria, and the mainstream media is certainly not being straight with us.  That is why I want to share with you some key excerpts from an amazing article that was written by award-winning journalist and best-selling author Dr. Nafeez Ahmed.  According to his bio, he has “written for the Independent on Sunday, The Independent, The Scotsman, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Huffington Post, New Statesman, Prospect Magazine, Le Monde Diplomatique, among many others.”  His recent article entitled “NATO is harbouring the Islamic State” is a must read.  In particular, what he has to say about the relationship between the Turkish government and ISIS is extremely eye opening…

A senior Western official familiar with a large cache of intelligence obtained this summer from a major raid on an ISIS safehouse told the Guardian that “direct dealings between Turkish officials and ranking ISIS members was now ‘undeniable.’”

The same official confirmed that Turkey, a longstanding member of NATO, is not just supporting ISIS, but also other jihadist groups, including Ahrar al-Sham and Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria. “The distinctions they draw [with other opposition groups] are thin indeed,” said the official. “There is no doubt at all that they militarily cooperate with both.”

But it isn’t just that Turkey and ISIS have “direct dealings” with each other.  In his article, Ahmed goes on to explain that ISIS uses Turkish territory as a home base from which to conduct attacks, and ISIS trucks are able to travel back and forth across the border and throughout Turkey quite freely

The former ISIS fighter told Newsweek that Turkey was allowing ISIS trucks from Raqqa to cross the “border, through Turkey and then back across the border to attack Syrian Kurds in the city of Serekaniye in northern Syria in February.” ISIS militants would freely travel “through Turkey in a convoy of trucks,” and stop “at safehouses along the way.”

The former ISIS communication technician also admitted that he would routinely “connect ISIS field captains and commanders from Syria with people in Turkey on innumerable occasions,” adding that “the people they talked to were Turkish officials… ISIS commanders told us to fear nothing at all because there was full cooperation with the Turks.”

Unless the U.S. military and our intelligence agencies are completely blind, deaf and dumb, the Obama administration surely must know all of this already.

So why are they allowing it to happen?

In addition, in his article Ahmed also documented the fact that ISIS has been able to sell more than 800 million dollars worth of oil in Turkey…

Turkey has also 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.

If ISIS had no place to sell their oil, they would be a far less formidable enemy.

And anyone that believes that the Obama administration does not know exactly where all of that oil is being sold is either completely clueless or is almost unbelievably naive.

Once we understand the role that the U.S. government played in the rise of ISIS, things begin to make more sense.  I encourage everyone to check out the excellent video by Ben Swann that I have posted below

And I think that everything that I have shared above helps to explain why Barack Obama has been so soft on ISIS.  In fact, an article posted on the Washington Free Beacon that just came out says that Obama has been blocking 75 percent of all airstrikes against ISIS targets…

U.S. military pilots who have returned from the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq are confirming that they were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordnance on terror targets because they could not get clearance to launch a strike, according to a leading member of Congress.

Needless to say, this is more than just a little bit alarming, and many of our military leaders are absolutely disgusted by Obama’s approach.  The following comes from Newsmax

According to the House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., the policy is coming under attack by military leaders who believe it has enabled ISIS to gain strength within the region.

You went 12 full months while ISIS was on the march without the U.S. using that air power and now as the pilots come back to talk to us they say three-quarters of our ordnance we can’t drop, we can’t get clearance even when we have a clear target in front of us,” Royce said.

“I don’t understand this strategy at all because this is what has allowed ISIS the advantage and ability to recruit.”

While Jack Keane, a retired four-star U.S. general, agreed with Royce’s evaluation of the policy, he noted that it’s not only severely “constricting the U.S.,” but he believes it has “been an absurdity from the beginning.”

Could it be possible that Obama never intended to win the war against ISIS?

Could it be possible that Obama simply wanted to try to “contain” them and use them as a tool to help overthrow the Assad regime in Syria?

Could it be possible that he is purposely turning a blind eye to the assistance that the Turks, the Saudis and other Arab governments in the region are giving to ISIS?

If the answer to any of those questions is “yes”, then the entire war against ISIS is a complete and total fraud, and Obama should be immediately impeached.

Things are not as they seem, and the American people are not being told the truth.

Please share this article with as many people as you can on Facebook, Twitter and through email.  Our government has actively betrayed us, and now Islamic terror is more of a threat to our way of life than ever before.

Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on

Hillary’s Foreign Policy: Endless Wars Of Aggression

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton participates in "A Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton" in Manhattan, New York

A Clinton presidency would be disastrous for America and humanity. She represents pure evil – the most reckless and ruthless of all current aspirants – a rogue actor on steroids, a real threat to world peace and stability.

The late historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. once called the New York-based Council for Foreign Relations (CFR) a “front organization (for) the heart of the American establishment.” It publishes only what it wishes the public to know.

It was Clinton’s venue for her Thursday foreign policy address, focusing on the Middle East, advocating escalated US military intervention, a reckless jingoistic proposal risking direct confrontation with Russia, possible WW III – using US-created ISIS and so-called “radical jihadism” as the pretext for her advocacy.

She called for America to lead “a worldwide fight…It’s time to begin a new phase and intensify and broaden our efforts,” she said. Assad is a vital part of the solution in Syria. She called him the problem, urging the  deployment of greater numbers of US special forces, invading Syria lawlessly without Security Council authorization.

She urged establishing no-fly and safe ground zones, lawless if implemented on and over sovereign Syrian territory, acts of war along with Washington’s illegal bombing campaign – directly challenging Russian control of all Syrian airspace, authorized by its government.

She wants America’s bombing campaign escalated – solely targeting Syrian infrastructure and government targets, not ISIS or other terrorists as claimed. She supports stemming the human refugee flood to Europe by keeping them in US-established internal “safe areas.”

She disgracefully called popularly reelected Bashar al-Assad “a vicious dictator,” blasting Russia and Iran for responsibly supporting him – at the same time, ignoring Obama’s aggression, affecting the entire Syrian population, using ISIS and other takfiri terrorists as proxy foot soldiers.

She outrageously accused Putin of “making things somewhat worse” – arrogantly stressing “no alternative to a political transition” excluding Assad, ignoring his popular mandate.

She wants other regional nations joining more forcefully with Washington in the fight to replace his legitimate government with a US-controlled puppet regime.

She blasted Iran, calling its government a regional “threat,” saying the Islamic Republic and ISIS represent equal challenges, wanting Iranian sovereignty eliminated like Syria’s.

She urges greater Israeli involvement in helping Washington establish unchallenged Middle East control. She wants “an updated authorization to use military force” (AUMF) for unlimited, unrestrained preemptive war.

“The time for delay is over,” she blustered. “We should get this done.” She wants Washington “go(ing) after terrorists wherever they” are – code language for endless wars of aggression against humanity in the name of fighting a US-created terrorist threat, as well as assaulting the remnants of homeland freedom, eliminating them altogether on the pretext of protecting national security.

“(E)very pillar of American power” should be used, she ranted. A  Clinton presidency would be  nightmarish for Americans, world peace and humanity, assuring endless wars of aggression and likely full-blown homeland tyranny.

It bears repeating. Her agenda is pure evil, combining the worst of Bush and Obama, representing America’s permanent war agenda and its profiteering beneficiaries – a real threat to humanity’s survival.

A Final Comment

Clinton’s candidacy is symptomatic of longstanding US rogue state policy, intolerant of democracy at home and abroad, committed to endless wars of aggression for unchallenged global dominance, risking humanity’s survival to achieve its objectives.

No matter who succeeds Obama in January 2017, the same pure evil agenda will continue. The only solution is popular nonviolent revolution. Nothing else can work. Voting is a waste of time.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. Visit his blog site at

The Plan To Take America Down! No One Is Prepared For What’s Coming (VIDEO)


If you think things are bad now, hold fast, because it’s about to get rocky with the soon infiltration of Syrian immigrants that Obama is forcefully bringing into this country by the tens-of-thousands within the next year. Not to mention the hundreds-of-thousands he intends to bring in the following years.

In the video below I cover everything from a sports event that took place in Turkey where Turkish fans booed the victims of the Paris shooting yelling “Allah u Akbar” thereby supporting the outrageous acts of ISIS on civilians, to the amount of refugees that have already been taken into custody by our government for treasonous threats, to face book’s most recent attempt to back the entire ordeal and block anyone who speaks out against it. Here is the breaking report….

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Major Intelligence Officials Convened To Discuss “Shared Mission” In Syria 16 Days Before Paris Terror Attacks (VIDEO)

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On October 27, 2015, sixteen days before the November 13, 2015 Paris attacks, Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan, former UK MI6 Chief John Sawers, Director of the French Directorate for External Security Bernard Bajolet, and former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaacov Amidror met in Washington DC to discuss how to get rid of democratically-elected Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, particularly in light of recent Russian involvement in destroying “ISIS”–the US proxy army.

The four officials discussed the problem and strategized on a panel (video above) “The Shared 21st Century International Mission,” moderated by Washington Post foreign policy columnist David Ignatius and co-hosted by the CIA and the George Washington University.

In addition to the fact that emergency drills were taking place in Paris on November 13, the unusual elements of the events themselves and the overall geopolitical trajectory leading up to the Paris attacks, this is yet another disturbing revelation previously posted on Scoopfeed one week ago.

As Scott Creighton comments:

Funny isn’t it how all the talk right now is about the “shared mission” we face in the wake of the Paris attacks just two weeks after their “shared mission” conference.

Makes you wonder doesn’t it?

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Russia Targets ISIS Oil Tanker Vehicles

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Russia’s escalated campaign against ISIS and other takfiri terrorists includes striking their fighters, facilities, command centers, bunkers, weapons and munitions sites – and now vehicles these groups use to transport stolen Syrian oil to Iraq and Turkey for black market sales, never bombed by US warplanes.

According to Russian General Staff spokesman Colonel General Andrey Kartapolov, “(i)n recent years, Islamic State and other extremist groups have organized the operations of the so-called ‘pipeline on wheels’ on the territories they control.”

Russian warplanes already destroyed over 500 tanker vehicles used to transport oil for clandestine sales. It’s their main funding source along with what Washington and its rogue allies supply.

Russia now attacking their delivery system greatly impedes their oil exporting capability, Kartapolov explained. Still, their forces even on the defensive are far from being neutralized and eliminated as a major threat.

After UK defeats in Singapore and forced retreat from Dunkirk early in WW II, Churchill finally got a victory over Rommel at El Alamein. He won what he called “The Battle of Egypt” – promising only “blood, tears, toil and sweat ahead.”

Later in his November 10, 1942 address, he said “this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

Whether his well-remembered remark applies for embattled Syria today remains to be seen. Hopefully with committed Russian involvement, the corner is being turned at last. Yet with US support for ISIS and other terrorist groups, the battle of Syria has miles to go.

Putin called on Western and Middle East nations to work cooperatively against the scourge of terrorism – to locate and punish “criminals” involved.

He invoked Russia’s right of self-defense in accordance with Article 51 of the UN Charter – in the wake of the October 31 Russian Metrojet downing in Egyptian airspace, determined to be terrorism caused by an explosive device planted on board.

On Wednesday, Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin submitted a revised Security Council resolution, calling for cooperation among Western and Middle East nations in fighting terrorism along with Moscow – mainly ISIS.

The draft “includes both coordination and joint work to locate and bring to justice those responsible for terror acts,” he said. It “clearly articulates a concept of self-defense and Article 51,” he stressed.

Washington and rogue allies rejected a previous Russian draft resolution, opposing cooperation with Assad in fighting terrorism.

“We have tried to revise our draft so that our French co-workers’ sentiments would be taken into consideration, but we thought it was unreasonable to wait for a new draft,” Churkin explained.

Expect no cooperation from Washington and rogue allies in combating the scourge of terrorism. Despite Putin saying French President Francois Hollande agreed to coordinate operational strategy with Russia, he remains closely allied with Obama in insisting Assad must go.

He’s shown no willingness to combat ISIS in Syria. He’s allied with America’s scheme to destroy the country and replace its popular government with a Western-controlled puppet regime – what Russia and Syrians strongly oppose.

The well-orchestrated fear-mongering campaign following last Friday’s Paris false flag indicates escalated conflicts ahead, not efforts to resolve them in Syria or elsewhere.

A Final Comment

Tass reported Russia’s escalated war on terrorism in Syria “delivered a second massive strike” Wednesday on ISIS positions “in the Syrian provinces of Raqqa, Deir-ez-Zor, Aleppo and Idlib…”

According to its Armed Forces General Staff spokesman, Col. Gen. Andrey Kartapolov, “Russia’s Aerospace Forces delivered a second massive strike at armed formations of terrorists in Syria at 05:00 am Moscow Time.”

Tu-22M3 long-range bomber aircraft were involved for the second day. Cruise missile were fired from Russian territory. Around 100 sorties flown struck 190 ISIS targets, destroying them.

“The delivery of air strikes continues in line with the approved plan. To ensure security of flights, the time of strikes and aircraft transit corridors are beforehand reported to representatives of the international coalition,” Kartapolov explained.

Putin ordered escalated war on terrorism. Expect no letup until its objectives are accomplished.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. Visit his blog site at

ISIS Is Being Aimed At The West By Globalists – Here’s What We Can Do About It


Over the past year and a half, I have been writing on the engineered nature of ISIS, delving deeply into its history and its backing by Western intelligence agencies in articles such as “Is Martial Law Justified If ISIS Attacks?” as well as “What Will You Do When Tyranny And Terrorism Work Hand In Hand?” and “The Time Is Ripe For A False Flag Attack On American Soil.”

Specifically, I compared the ISIS phenomenon to another establishment-backed terrorist program that began at the onset of the Cold War in Europe and was publicly exposed in the 1990s. That program was called Operation Gladio.

Gladio involved the manipulation of existing extremist groups as well as the complete fabrication of terrorist cells within Europe claiming to be “left-wing.” The reality was that these terrorist cells were made up of intelligence agency operatives (including CIA operatives) acting as handlers often for duped scapegoats and patsies. These proxy terrorists initiated decades of attacks in Europe, which focused on shootings and bombings in public areas with full media saturation. Gladio-influenced cells, such as Action Directe, carried out at least 50 different violent attacks in France in the 1970s and 1980s, along with groups like Red Army Faction, Black September and the PLFP.

Governments across Europe began using the attacks as a rallying cry for a centralized one-European nation; that cry culminated in the formation of the EU.

Operation Gladio began in France in 1947, when French Interior Minister Edouard Depreux revealed the existence of a secret stay-behind army codenamed “Plan Bleu.”

In France in 1948, the Western Union Clandestine Committee (WUCC) was created to coordinate secret unorthodox warfare. After the creation of NATO a year later, the WUCC was integrated into the military alliance under the name Clandestine Planning Committee (CPC).

The former director of the French intelligence service DGSE, Adm. Pierre Lacoste, said in a 1992 interview with The Nation, that France’s “secret army” was involved in terrorist activities against Charles de Gaulle, whom the CIA wanted to assassinate.

De Gaulle was apparently not entirely innocent in the Gladio affair, either. De Gaulle was very familiar with a secret organization called Service d’ Action Civique. It ended up being exposed as a training ground for Gladio Agents under Jaques Foccart, a government “adviser” who would go on to mastermind multiple military coups in Africa. Whether de Gaulle was fully aware of this problem is not known. It was discovered, though, that SAC had infiltrated communist student groups in the late 1960s through the 1970s and attempted to provoke violent actions.

De Gaulle was eventually driven out of office after the 1969 failure of the Referendum of Regionalisation. He was replaced by Georges Pompidou, who (what a surprise) was an avid promoter of European unification (centralization). Pompidou founded the French arm of the Pan-European Union Movement. And immediately after he took de Gaulle’s position, he helped initiate the European Communities Summit, which led directly to the formation of the European Union structure.

Gladio was not fully exposed to the wider public until 1990 when Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti came forward to the senate with detailed information.  After the information hit the mainstream, the European Parliament was forced to write a resolution against any future false flag projects.  Clearly, they have since ignored these promises.

For more information on Gladio, I highly recommend the intensively researched book “NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and Terrorism in Western Europe” by Daniele Ganser, as well as the 1992 BBC documentary “Operation Gladio.”

As I have stated time and time again, government engineered crisis is designed to do one thing: drive the fearful public toward more centralization and less freedom. Although Operation Gladio was later exposed, it was too late; Gladio (along with other clandestine economic measures) had achieved the goal of a malleable citizenry desperate for more centralized governance; a social attitude which led to a transnational union in Europe with a single currency mechanism.

What does this have to do with ISIS? In order to defeat an enemy, you have to know where he comes from, what his motivations are, and who pulls his strings if he has any.  As I predicted in the pieces linked at the beginning of this article, ISIS has now been exposed as being supported if not entirely funded and managed by Western covert intelligence through documents obtained from the Department of Defense by Judicial Watch, making ISIS very similar to Gladio in its origins and tactics.

This DoD paper should not have been at all surprising to most of us in the liberty movement. The West had been shifting militants from Libya into Syria just before protests suddenly erupted into all-out war. Instructors from the U.K. and France, under U.S. advisement, had been training militants in Jordan specifically for the purpose of invading and disrupting Syria and overthrowing president Bashar Assad. This training continued well after it became clear that the same militants had formed under the banner of ISIS.

Establishment elites have openly applauded the radicalization of insurgents in Syria. The Council on Foreign Relations argued that the inclusion of what they called “extremist al-Qaida elements” in the Syrian insurgency “improved the moral” of the movement, stating that the “Free Syrian Army needs al-Qaida now.” The CFR acknowledges that the goal of al-Qaida operatives in Syria is not necessarily to overthrow Assad, but to establish an Islamic state. Despite this, the CFR continued to support the same strategy of militant training to overthrow Assad.

The facts are this:

– ISIS was created by covert intelligence and continues to be trained and supplied by Western governments.

– The tactics ISIS uses, including monstrous acts of genocide, were clearly taught to them by covert intelligence interests (look into the School of the Americas for similar programs), considering ISIS insurgents continue to receive aid from Western intelligence despite their behavior.

– Western governments are well aware that ISIS agents have been inserted into refugee camps and are being imported into Europe and the U.S.

– ISIS smugglers have openly admitted to this infiltration plan, yet the U.S. and EU governments continued the immigration surge.

– Lower echelon ISIS fighters that have actually been captured and interviewed apparently have wide-ranging views on Islam and are not the staunchly unified theocratic zealots the Western public has been led to believe. This is a considerable departure from groups like al-Qaida (also Western funded and trained), which required complete theological conformity.

In truth, the only unifying drive of many captured ISIS fighters has been a concerted hatred of the West and the U.S. in particular due to our government’s complete destabilization of the Middle East. Meaning, the establishment (globalists) brought chaos to the Middle East, then conjured the rise of ISIS out of that despair, then used ISIS to recruit young men with a hatred for the West, and has now led those fighters right to our doorstep.

The escalation of force in Syria by both Russia and the West is likely now useless, as thousands of ISIS insurgents have been removed from the combat zone and transported exactly where they prefer to be — right next door to us. But defeating ISIS has never been the goal.

One must conclude given these facts that the plan by the establishment to force public acceptance of Syrian mass immigration was a Trojan horse strategy to plant ISIS extremists within deadly proximity to western civilians. But why?

Again, this is yet another Gladio-style program designed to strike terror in the hearts of the public and condition them into accepting even greater centralization and less freedom. A European superstate with common border security and a single government authority will certainly be on the table soon. Not to mention, martial law is essentially in place in France today and will be expanded to other EU members as the attacks continue. As with Gladio, Europeans should expect many more events like the Paris attacks in the months to come.

The U.S. is set to receive over 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next couple months. Unlike in Europe, where numerous activist groups have been able to partially track numbers and types of people within refugee groups, Americans have little access to information surrounding Syrian immigration to the U.S. I suspect that, as in Europe, the claims that the refugees are only “single mothers, children and religious minorities” is mostly false, and many of them are actually single military-age males.

In the U.S., the federal government has been legally positioning for martial law for years, from the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and its indefinite-detention-without-trial provisions that apply to citizens, to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and mass surveillance measures without warrant, to resource confiscation provisions through executive order that apply during any event the White House labels an “emergency,” to elitist insiders like Wesley Clark planting the concept on national television of World War II-style internment camps for citizens deemed hostile to the status quo.

I would also point out that the U.S., and the global economy in general, is currently witnessing a massive slowdown rivaling the credit collapse of 2008. Widespread terrorist attacks are a perfect rationalization for a complete lockdown of Western peoples, as well as a perfect distraction from the banker-generated economic implosion that is progressing in exponentially harsher stages as we head into 2016.

Another major advantage to consider to the Paris attacks is that now, with a Syrian passport being conveniently found on one of the terrorists (possibly fake), the war in Syria is given greater rationale while the immigration plan continues unabated. NATO countries are gearing up for a large-scale assault in the region, while Russia is already entrenched. Imagine the potential for an “accidental” trigger event between the East and West as Russian troops and planes come within spitting distance of NATO troops and planes.

Americans should see a Paris-level attack as inevitable in the near term. They should expect similar events in unusual areas of the country, including more suburban and rural areas to ensure that no one feels safe anywhere. They should expect that said attacks will be high frequency and that they will occur in a coordinated manner. This is how Gladio operated, and this is undoubtedly how ISIS will operate.

The question is: What can be done about it?

We must first recognize that ISIS is only a surface problem; the deeper problem is corrupt governments across the globe creating dangerous terrorist groups out of thin air.  That said, ISIS is still a threat, and must be dealt with along with globalists.

If the government insists upon financing and training dangerous militant groups and directly immigrating them along with Syrian refugees without any vetting whatsoever, if they insist on wide open borders, then there is not much we can do to prevent ISIS from slipping into the U.S. We also cannot go the fascist route and round up every Muslim in the name of security as some neocons are suggesting; this is exactly what the elites want, public support for liberty destroying measures against one group that can then be applied to ALL groups.

We can, though, take some measures that we should have been instituting all along.

Higher pressure on prime immigration centers: Legal immigration should not be an issue normally, but it has been made an issue due to deliberately lax security measures by the federal government. If the government is not going to take action, then the American people must. There are a limited number of these relocation centers in the U.S.; and activist pressure could be applied, along with pressure on local and state officials. Michigan, Texas  and Alabama among other states have publicly announced that they will not be taking any more refugees until the government revises its vetting standards. That is a perfectly rational approach. Although I suspect the hour may be too late to disrupt the flow of ISIS sleeper cells into our country, we should do what we can to end the current insane immigration policies.

Locally managed border security: The federal border patrol simply is not getting the job done right now. And the great threat is that once an attack does occur within the U.S., the federal government will suggest a militarization of the border (or the entire nation) rather than taking simple measures they should have taken long ago. You see, the goal of false-flag terror is to motivate the public to demand more government power. This is why followers of the neoconservative mindset are idiotic. The establishment CREATED the problem of ISIS and potential ISIS immigration. And when it all goes sour, neocons cry out that the same government needs expanded militarized authority to do its job. I say, “No more.”

Border security should be handled at the local level rather than the federal level, meaning the people of the vulnerable states should be organizing their own security measure, patrols, alarms, response teams, etc. I am so tired of hearing that we should “let the professionals do the job.” Frankly, there are no “professionals” in the area of border security seeing as we now have wide-open borders. The locals have every right to secure their own states and will probably do a better job that the federal government ever has.

Your tactical response kit: Build an active-shooter kit for your vehicle and ALWAYS carry a sidearm, either open carry or concealed if you have a CCW. I open carry at all times as a matter of principle and have never been asked to leave an establishment as a result. But if you are worried about confrontation with people or businesses, then simply carry concealed. Open-carry citizens could dissuade attackers from striking a particular place altogether through blatant show of force, while CCW holders are less visible. There are advantages to both.

An active-shooter kit would require a lightweight folding-stock rifle or a short-barrel AR-style pistol with an arm brace, a lightweight tactical vest with mags and ammo, ballistic plates, smoke, a rifle light (for dark indoor spaces in particular; night vision with limited depth perception is far less effective than a simple light), a trauma kit with pressure bandages, celox gauze, tourniquets, chest seals, decompression needles, etc., as well as a radio communications kit.  All gear should be tailored to the individual’s expertise and needs.  This kit should be placed in a nondescript backpack or carrying case for easy transport. Obviously, train with all of your gear extensively before using it in the field.

Personal and team training for active shooters: The only way Americans can guarantee any measure of safety from a Paris-style attack is for as many citizens as possible to be armed and trained. This means mentally training to go TOWARD the sound of the shooting, rather than to run away from it, as well as tactical methods to marginalize a shooter’s ability to move and project violence. Team training is a must, and you should already be working within a group to learn how to function in combat without danger of friendly fire or misdirected fire that might put innocent bystanders at risk.

The common argument against citizens defending themselves is that they are untrained and are “likely to do more harm than good.” This is nonsense. One armed person in Paris could have made all the difference, as this man armed with a .38 revolver did when his church in South Africa came under attack by terrorists. Another argument is that when armed citizens respond aggressively to an attack, they risk being mistaken as terrorists by authorities. I have to point out that the authorities rarely arrive in time to accomplish anything, let alone mistake you on the scene as a terrorist while defending yourself.

Military-grade training far superior to the training mandated by law enforcement is widely available to U.S. citizens. It is time to accept that this is the world we live in now. Are you going to put blind faith in a corrupt government system that has deliberately put you in harm’s way, or are you going to take proactive measures to protect yourself and those around you? Make no mistake; your safety is in your hands whether you like it or not.

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France Declares War On Syria


It was predictable. What was just a matter of when came around 48 hours after what almost certainly was a Western-orchestrated false flag Paris attack, perhaps complicit with Israel – to create a pretext for escalated Middle East war and let Netanyahu terrorize the entire Palestinian population freely.

Syria is ground zero. More on the attack below. Paul Craig Roberts received an unverified report about “a massive cyber attack on French systems 48 hours prior to and during the Paris attacks.”

It “took down the French mobile data network and blinded police surveillance.” It was “a sophisticated attack…beyond the capability of” garden variety terrorists.

If the report is accurate, state-sponsored mischief was responsible. Draw your own conclusions. Did the attack have US and/or Israeli fingerprints on it? Was France complicit in murdering its own citizens?

Let’s not mince words. Multiple Friday Paris attacks were a well-planned, carefully executed military operation – a false flag unless independently proved otherwise.

The Middle East Eye (MEE) cited French police sources saying “Syrian passports found near the bodies of two of the suspected Paris attackers were fakes…likely made in Turkey.”

“Fake Syrian passports have become a valuable commodity in recent months and are freely traded on the black market, as they can help ease the path for non-Syrians to get protection as refugees in Europe,” MEE reported.

An Egyptian passport found near one of the attack sites belonged to Wael Abdel Razzaq, a victim of what happened. Incoming Polish foreign minister Konrad Szymanski said his country will halt accepting new refugees to assure “complete control of its borders.” Expect other European countries to institute similar policies.

In its late Sunday night online edition, The New York Times lied, saying French warplanes “str(uck) ISIS targets in Syria in retaliation for attacks.”

France, as expected, declared war on Syria, striking likely infrastructure and other government targets around Raqqa in northern Syria, east of Aleppo.

Damascus is in the southwest, near Lebanon’s border. Will areas around the capital be attacked next? It’s clear from the French operation that targets struck  were chosen well before the Paris attacks.

Military operations don’t commence overnight. Careful planning for weeks or months precedes them. Hollande’s bluster rang hollow, vowing “war without pity…to be unforgiving with the barbarians.”

Up to now, France has been active with Washington bombing Iraqi infrastructure targets – not ISIS. It’s attacked very few Syrian sites, the strategy apparently now changed.

Instead of helping to resolve Syria’s conflict, escalation looks likely, leaving peace elusive, precisely what Washington wants as part of its plan to replace Assad’s government with a US-installed puppet regime.

Everything going on related to Syria has Israeli fingerprints on it. Days earlier, its warplanes bombed Syrian targets, its latest in a series of airstrikes on its territory – acts of war ignored by the world community.

Will Israel now get more aggressive? Expect Washington to step up its bombing campaign – exclusively striking Syrian infrastructure and government targets, not ISIS as claimed – polar opposite Russia’s real war on terrorism.

A French Defense Ministry statement said 12 aircraft, including 10 warplanes, conducted Sunday’s attack with US forces. The Times reported targets struck included medical “clinics, a museum and other buildings in an urban area…” – civilian sites, not military ones.

It also lied claiming ISIS targets were struck. At least most people in areas struck were civilians, not terrorists.

The Times contributed to the fiction about France and America waging war on the Islamic State. In 14 months of bombing Syrian targets, US warplanes struck zero ISIS sites – infrastructure and government ones only.

The number of casualties isn’t known, likely a good number of civilians killed and injured. Ignore reports of names and nationalities of alleged Friday night attackers – as well as blaming what happened on the heavy refuge flow to Europe.

Desperate men, women and children fleeing Syria and other war-torn countries don’t enter Europe carrying automatic weapons and explosives.

Terrorists responsible for Friday’s Paris attacks obtained these weapons from unnamed internal sources. America and Israel are notorious for pulling off these type black operations. Odds favor their involvement in what happened, likely complicit with France against its own citizens – the same way Washington murdered Twin Tower victims on 9/11, blaming bin Laden and Al Qaeda for its high crime.

Reports indicate French authorities on a Muslim witch-hunt, conducting so-called anti-terror raids in Paris and other French cities, much like what happened in America post-9/11.

Muslims continue being targeted for their faith, ethnicity, and at times prominence and charity. They’re political war on terrorism scapegoats, as unsafe in France as America.

RT International reported nearly 1,000 guests and staff evacuated from Moscow’s “iconic Cosmos hotel (in response to a) phone call with an alleged bomb threat…(S)pecialists with trained dogs are inspecting the building.”

On Sunday, Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari said his government had information about planned terrorist attacks in France, America and Iran. Appropriate authorities were notified before Friday’s Paris incident.

Kremlin official Yury Ushakov said Putin and Obama discussed Syria and Ukraine on the sidelines of the G-20 summit. He noted differences in the approach and objectives of both leaders.

White House deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes said in the “coming days and weeks,” US and French forces will “intensity (their) strikes” – allegedly against ISIS, in fact, against Syrian targets.

Congressional and Pentagon hawks want escalated war on Syria. Is a post-9/11 scenario about to unfold? Will an undated Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) be enacted, giving Obama carte blanche to wage unrestricted war?

Greater than ever US war on humanity appears likely, the near-certain Paris false flag used as a pretext for escalated imperial lawlessness. Will global war follow?

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. Visit his blog site at

What’s Coming After The Paris Shootings And The Magazine That Predicted It (VIDEOS)

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The official death count of the Paris attacks is now at a staggering 129 persons and about 350 have been injured. In the wake of these attacks numerous reports have surfaced proving it was likely western backed—as I had stated in an earlier report I put out just a few days ago (read that here).

In the video below I delve through the fact that the CIA met with France’s Security Chief prior to the event and what the future holds in the wake of the attacks. The report may not be one you want to hear, but is defiantly one you need to hear… we are but moments away from a similar attack here in the U.S…..

Here is the breaking report…

In the video below DAHBOO777 reveals the hidden message found in the Top Economist Magazine cover, that rather shockingly reveals the date of the attacks in Paris, France. Here is that breaking report…


Here are the 7 Goals That the Government Will Accomplish With Mass Immigration that I discussed in the first video:

1- Turn more prominent, richer countries into third world countries.

(This was a stated goal of Agenda 21, bring the richer countries to the level of that of third world countries. Bringing in refugees will do this)

2- Economic Crisis or an Explosion of our Economy

This is a given, every time we welcome in immigration our economy hits the crapper.

3- Depopulation (ergo- the ISIS attacked that just happened in Paris, France)

This will happen as crime upticks and more ISIS arrives with more bomb threats and terrorist activity.

4 – Our Streets Being Policed, Martial Law Style System initiated for the “Safety” of those in America and eventually Gun Confiscation.

Our government will create the problem of mass immigration, then offer the solution of Safety via policed streets and the removal of our guns.

5- Turn the Problem Internally towards their real target Christians, political dissidents, Conservatives, gun owners, veterans.

Now that the governments have created the problem of “terrorism” through immigration. They can deem the word “terrorist” to mean any internal threat, any political dissident, any christian, any speaking badly agains them, etc.

6- A Shove, If Not Full Implementation Into The New World Order

7- National Identification via biometrics for all (goal 16.9 of UN Sustainable Development Agenda)

For More Information See:


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Obama: The Number Of Refugees From Syria And Elsewhere Will Be Increased ‘To 100,000 Per Year’


The number “10,000 Syrian refugees” is being thrown around a lot by the mainstream media, but did you know that Barack Obama has actually publicly declared that the U.S. is going to take in 100,000 refugees from Syria and elsewhere for each of the next two years?  That is an absolutely massive number, and it is inevitable that some jihadists will slip through the vetting process.  As Syrian refugees enter the United States, they are being dispersed all around the country.  In my article yesterday, I explained that the State Department has established refugee processing centers in 48 U.S. states.  But instead of the “trickle” of refugees the mainstream media is talking about, the truth is that it is going to be more like a flood.  The following is a message that was tweeted by Barack Obama’s official Twitter account on September 28th…


This number also came up in a New York Times article that was published back in September…

The Obama administration will increase the number of worldwide refugees the United States accepts each year to 100,000 by 2017, a significant increase over the current annual cap of 70,000, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.

“This step that I am announcing today, I believe, is in keeping with the best tradition of America as a land of second chances and a beacon of hope,” Mr. Kerry said, adding that it “will be accompanied by additional financial contributions” for the relief effort.

So there you have it.

And in particular, the Obama administration has been looking for ways to “accelerate” the number of refugees coming in from Syria.  The following comes from the CBC

The Obama administration is moving to increase and accelerate the number of Syrian refugees who might be admitted into the United States by opening new screening outposts in Iraq and Lebanon, administration officials told Reuters on Friday.

That same article quoted an Obama administration official as saying that they wanted to “push out really ambitious goals” for the number of Syrian refugees being brought in…

“We want to be in a place where we can push out really ambitious goals,” said one of the officials, who spoke to Reuters on the condition of anonymity.

The State Department runs nine screening centres worldwide that serve as meeting points for refugees and U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees who have to decide who is suitable for resettlement in the United States.

You would think that what just happened in France would cause Obama and his minions to reassess this strategy.

But instead, they appear to be doubling down.  In fact, at the G20 summit Obama lectured his fellow world leaders on the need to take in more Syrian refugees.

Obama would have us believe that all of the refugees are highly “vetted” and that there is little danger of any terrorists being imported into this country as refugees.

But how exactly does that work?

Does he have the refugees fill out application forms?

Does he check their references?

Does he ask them if they ever worked for ISIS?

If terrorists want to come over here under the refugee program, of course they are going to lie.

In the end, it is up to whoever is doing the vetting to make a gut call.  And considering how politically correct many of them probably are, that probably is not going to work out too well.

Needless to say, Obama’s approach has drawn a tremendous backlash from some Republican leaders

Some GOP leaders, including presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Sen. Ted Cruz, have said that only Christian refugees should receive any U.S. assistance. And Donald Trump told CNBC on Monday that letting them in “would be one of the great Trojan horses.”

At the G-20 meeting in Turkey, Obama said: “When I hear folks say that we should just admit the Christians but not the Muslims, when I hear political leaders suggesting there will be a religious test for which a person fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted … that’s shameful. That’s not American.”

And as I write this article, 13 Republican governors have announced that they will not accept any more refugees from Syria in their states.  The following comes from USA Today

At least 13 governors say they will not accept Syrian refugees in their states in response to Friday’s attacks in Paris.

The Republican governors — in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin — are concerned that resettlement could open the doors to terrorists.

Without a doubt, this is a difficult issue.  There are thousands upon thousands of Syrians that are legitimately fleeing the horrible civil war in their nation, and those people do legitimately need help.

But how do we balance that with the safety of our own people?  It has been reported that at least two of the attackers in Paris came into Europe as “refugees”, and ISIS has just released a new video pledging to attack Washington D.C. as well…

The message to countries involved in what it called the “crusader campaign” was delivered by a man dressed in fatigues and a turban, and identified in subtitles as Al Ghareeb the Algerian.

“We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign that, by God, you will have a day, God willing, like France’s and by God, as we struck France in the center of its abode in Paris, then we swear that we will strike America at its center in Washington,” the man said.

The success of the attacks in Paris is only going to embolden groups like ISIS to conduct even more attacks.  Radical Islamic terrorists want to create fear and they want to get attention, and what just happened in France definitely succeeded on both counts.  I believe that we are entering a time when terror attacks are going to become much more frequent and much more deadly, and as a result all of our lives are going to dramatically change.

In the future, we are all going to think twice before attending large public gatherings.  Once we witness a few more attacks like we just saw in France, people are going to become much more hesitant to go to places that they perceive could be targeted.

So is there a solution?  Please feel free to share what you think should be done by posting a comment below…

Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on

US Warplanes Reportedly Bombing ISIS Held Syrian Oil Fields


They provide a key source of ISIS income, millions of dollars through an illegal pipeline to Turkey where it’s sold, according to Turkish journalist Alptekin Dursunoglu, Sputnik News reported.

America’s bombing campaign avoided striking ISIS-held Syrian oil fields so far. “This fact really makes (me) wonder, given that one of the steps of Obama’s plan to fight ISIL was the destruction of sources of the Islamic State’s income,” Dursunoglu noted.

Drone and satellite spotted tanker trucks carrying ISIS oil are allowed to cross into Turkey freely. Did US tactics change? If so, why?

According to The New York Times, US warplanes are attacking “oil fields that the Islamic State controls in eastern Syria…” Claiming it’s to “disrupt one of the terrorist group’s main sources of revenue,” according to unnamed US officials is rubbish.

If Washington wanted this revenue source cut off, bombing the oil fields would have begun last year, disrupting them enough to halt production.

So why now and why not the essential distribution network, the pipeline used and openly visible tanker trucks?

Russia’s effective air campaign enables Syrian ground forces to make slow and steady gains, liberating areas ISIS formerly held, including breaking a two-year Aleppo province Kweiris airbase siege.

According to a Syrian military source, “(t)he army managed to break through to Kweiris defenders, lifting the siege which had lasted over two years.” It followed “the liberation of Sheikh Ahmad” village, two km from the base.

Syrian ground forces continue their slow and steady advance, including in Latakia province. They took control of Nawleh village near the Marj al-Sultan airbase.

A Syrian military source said “pro-government forces are now in control of 80 percent of the territories south of the strategic airport,” including the al-Mahalej area, south of Marj al-Sultan airbase. Its liberation appears next.

Weeks earlier, US warplanes attacked the Aleppo province 1,000 megawatt power plant and separate transformer complex, knocking out electricity for around 2.5 million residents – killing plant personnel and other civilians, not ISIS fighters, the terror attack ignored by US media scoundrels.

Another power station and distribution transformer east of Aleppo was struck days earlier. Vladmir Putin commented, saying:

US warplanes “bombed out an electrical power plant and a transformer in Aleppo. Why have they done this? Whom have they punished there? What’s the point? Nobody knows.”

Infrastructure is targeted and destroyed as part of Washington’s strategy in all wars – systematically turning nations to rubble, harming noncombatant civilians most.

Attacking ISIS held Syrian oil fields now appears part of a plan to prevent their use by Damascus if its army regains control. They’ve been protected to provide income for America’s proxy terrorist foot soldiers.

Washington wants Assad deprived of an important revenue source. If his forces recapture ISIS held oil fields and facilities, they’ll likely find them turned to rubble.

The New York Times didn’t explain – saying nothing about Washington letting ISIS produce and transport Syrian oil freely so far, ignoring why tactics now may have changed, maintaining the fiction about America waging war on terrorism instead of informing readers about reality on the ground.

Washington created ISIS and similar groups, using them strategically as proxy foot soldiers. Russia is waging real war on terrorism, challenging US hegemonic aims effectively for the first time, a major geopolitical development.

Putin intends no letup until achieving objectives he set out to accomplish – to Washington’s consternation, unable to do anything to stop him other than wage ineffective propaganda war.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. Visit his blog site at

Sophisticated Russian S-400 Air Defense Systems Reportedly Deployed In Syria

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Britain’s Daily Mail reported it, saying this unmatched state-of-the-art system NATO calls the SA-21 ‘Growler’ was deployed at Syria’s coastal Latakia airbase.

It’s a formidable defensive system, able to strike targets up to 400 km away at altitudes up to 90,000 feet, including ballistic and cruise missiles.

It can distinguish between airborne and ground-based targets. Its sophisticated radar spots everything within its range, including tiny aircraft and stealth ones at low or high-flying altitudes.

According to an S-400 battery commander, “there is no such thing as ‘stealth’ aircraft. The system (can) see it and shoot it down.”

It’s operative at a moment’s notice, able to simultaneously engage up to 36 targets with up to 72 missiles. Three separate types are used – extremely long range 40N6, long range 48N6 and medium range 9M96 missiles.

Its effectiveness can neutralize US-led NATO air power. The system reportedly was deployed to protect Russian aircraft and personnel at Syria’s Latakia airbase.

According to the Daily Mail, Russia’s Defense Ministry invited around “50 foreign journalists to the airbase where the (system) could be clearly seen.”

It’s able to reach targets in most Syrian areas, as well as “southern Turkey, Cyprus, the eastern Mediterranean and much of Israel.”

Their deployment along with state-of-the-art Russian warplanes, gives Moscow control of Syrian airspace, able to effectively counter adversaries, a clear message to Washington not to interfere with its anti-terrorist campaign.

Previous generation S-300 systems reportedly will be delivered to Iran no later than March 2016, perhaps as early as yearend 2015, according to Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan.

Iranian forces are currently being trained to operate them. They’re able to hit multiple ground or airborne targets with up to 200 km away.

A new S-500 Prometheus air defense system is scheduled to be ready for service sometime next year. It’s currently being produced, intended mainly for Russian areas bordering NATO states.

RT International called its upgraded 40N6 missile “a genuine breakthrough for Russia’s national airspace defense as it significantly alters the operational capability of missile systems already in service.”

Russia currently has in place about “2,000 systems of various modifications of S-300 Favorite and first-rate S-400 Triumph.”

When operational, the S-500 will be able to hit targets up to 600 km away up to “low earth orbit” altitudes, at speeds up to seven km per second – the top ballistic missile speed reached at its highest trajectory in space.

S-class missile defense systems are fully mobile, areas where deployed easily shifted as conditions warrant.

Weeks of anti-terrorist combat operations in Syria clearly demonstrated Russia’s formidable military capability – its S-400 and soon-to-be-available S-500 SAMs another dimension to its offensive and defensive strength.

Separately, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commended Syrian military successes in recent weeks, saying:

“The offensive operations of the Syrian army continue with very positive dynamics. We know that over the past few weeks a number of strategic successes have been achieved by the Syrian military…with (effective) support of Russian aircraft…”

ISIS responded, releasing a five-minute video threatening retaliatory attacks in Russia and elsewhere in Europe. It claimed responsibility for twin Thursday Beirut suicide attacks, killing at least 43, injuring over 200 others.

A third attacker was killed before detonating his explosive belt, according to a Lebanese security official. The Shiite area struck is considered a Hezbollah stronghold.

Lebanon was targeted by explosions earlier this year, killing dozens. These type attacks can happen anywhere – maybe just a matter of time before one or more US and/or European cities are targeted, either by ISIS or a false flag attributed to them to enlist public support for continued imperial wars.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. Visit his blog site at

Syria Not Invited To Talks On Resolving Endless War

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On November 14, around 20 nations met in Vienna for more talks on resolving the long-running Syrian conflict – launched by Obama, intending to continue it until Assad is replaced by a US-controlled puppet.

Late October talks accomplished nothing. Participants agreed to disagree. Expect nothing more significant this time. Syria wasn’t invited to either session, left out of discussing its own status and future.

How can peace be achieved without its involvement? UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura ignored the affront, saying “(m)y job is to make sure that large countries such as Russia, Saudi Arabia and Iran sit around the table and set out a political plan.”

It’s worthless without Syrian involvement, showing no US intent to resolve things responsibly. On Wednesday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, suggested Tehran won’t participate in Saturday talks. Iranian Tasnim News Agency then quoted him saying “Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will definitely not attend the next round of Vienna talks on Syria.”

Washington must provide “answers regarding some unilateral actions taken by some of the (participating) sides,” Abdollahian stressed – acting “without consulting others,” the way US officials most often do things.

Iran opting out and excluding Syria suggests continued deadlock on resolving things. Obama didn’t wage war on Syria to quit. Washington abhors peace and stability. Endless wars defines its agenda, raping one country after another.

Afghanistan is America’s longest war. No end in sight looms. Syrian fighting could continue for years.

Washington just unilaterally rejected Russia’s proposal without consideration or discussion. Iraq and Libya remain cauldrons of violence and chaos. US-orchestrated war on Yemen is raping another country.

Is Iran next? Successful nuclear talks didn’t change Washington’s longstanding regime change objective – just sidelined it temporarily.

Russia’s intervention in Syria with perhaps Iraq to follow reflects a major wildcard, challenging America’s hegemonic agenda effectively for the first time in memory, not likely to let up until Putin achieves what he set out to accomplish – neutralizing the terrorist threat, ideally eliminating it, preventing its spread to Central Asia and Russia, as well as preserving Syrian sovereignty.

Washington can’t stop him, yet remains determined to try – again proving its hostile intentions.

The German newspaper Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (DWN) expects things to worsen because Washington and Saudi Arabia intend increasing aid to Syrian opposition forces (aka ISIS and other terrorists) – directly challenging Moscow’s anti-ISIS campaign.

Reuters reported Rihadh “in a state of madness, escalating to the greatest degree,” citing an unnamed source close to Syria’s army.

On the one hand, Washington, Rihadh and rogue allies can’t effectively challenge Putin’s righteous mission. On the other, they can create endless violence, instability and chaos, making conflict resolution impossible.

On November 11, The Washington Post said Obama “will soon be forced to confront big decisions on Syria…Kerry will try to build momentum for a Syrian political transition” – wanting it externally controlled, putting him at odds with Russia, supporting Syrians’ exclusive right to decide who’ll lead them, no one else, especially not Washington, wanting hegemony over the entire Middle East, what Moscow is righteously contesting.

Later on Thursday (as this is written), Kerry will deliver an address on Syria at the hawkish, right-wing, misnamed United States Institute of Peace. Kerry and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter are board members.

Deputy State Department spokesman Mark Toner said “it’s an opportunity for him to lay out the efforts that we’re pursuing in Syria” – talking peace, waging endless proxy war of aggression, claiming Washington wants ISIS defeated while using its forces as US proxy foot soldiers.

Russia and America are miles apart on resolving Syria’s conflict. Both sides disagree on what groups are terrorist ones. America maintains the pretense about so-called “moderate” rebels. None exist.

Russia won’t agree to any proposal limiting its war on terrorism, targeting ISIS, Al Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra and various splinter groups.

All Assad opposition fighting elements are terrorists. Washington distinguishing between good and bad ones is farcical on its face, fooling no one.

Following talks in Vienna, G-20 leaders will meet in Antalya, Turkey on November 15 and 16. Putin and Obama will attend. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said “(t)he schedule of bilateral meetings has not been finalized yet. It is now being drafted in cooperation with other countries. Talk of (Putin and Obama meeting) is premature.”

Each leader will hold a number of bilateral meetings. On September 28, they met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly for 90 minutes, perhaps to be continued in Turkey.

Their agendas remain polar opposite. War and peace don’t mix. Resolving Syria’s conflict remains nowhere in sight, not as long as Washington blocks responsible efforts to achieve it.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. Visit his blog site at

US Supplying ISIS With Aircraft Downing Weapons


On November 4, the Wall Street Journal headlined “US, Allies to Boost Aid to Syria Rebels” – aka ISIS and other takfiri terrorists, US proxy foot soldiers, imperial death squads, no so-called “moderates” among them.

The Journal stopped short of explaining it, instead saying “(s)hipments of arms (and) supplies are aimed at pressuring Assad while countering Russia (and) Iran.”

Longstanding US plans call for regime change in Syria, eliminating its independent government, replacing it with one Washington and Israel control, raping the country, balkanizing it, and exploiting its people – at the same time, creating endless violence, instability and chaos like what’s happening in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and virtually everywhere America shows up, the greatest menace to peace in world history.

According to the Journal, increased weapons shipments to anti-Assad elements aim to “challenge the intervention of Russia and Iran on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, US officials and their counterparts (from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Gulf States) in the region said.

Obama declared proxy war on Russia after pledging to avoid it. He’s playing with fire. Putin is determined to eliminate the scourge of terrorism in Syria, and by implication perhaps regionally and beyond. That puts him on a collision course with Washington, wanting its proxy death squads protected and used destructively.

The more heavily armed ISIS and other takfiris become, the harder Russian aircraft will likely target them. Expect the battle to liberate Syria continuing for as long as it takes to achieve.

According to the Journal, “(i)n the past month of intensifying Russian airstrikes, the CIA and its partners have increased the flow of military supplies to rebels in northern Syria, including of US-made TOW antitank missiles, these officials said.”

“Those supplies will continue to increase in coming weeks, replenishing stocks depleted by the regime’s expanded military offensive. An Obama administration official said the military pressure is needed to push Mr. Assad from power.”

Shoulder-launched, man-portable, surface-to-air missiles (SAMS) defense systems (Manpads) are being supplied. “Those weapons could help target regime aircraft…and could also help keep Russian air power at bay,” said the Journal, citing unnamed US officials.

Manpads are relatively inexpensive, easy to operate and able to down low-flying aircraft. Helicopters are most vulnerable. So are fixed-wing planes during takeoffs, landings, and when operating at low altitudes.

Military aircraft systems alert pilots when missiles target them. Countermeasures to avoid being struck include evasive action, infrared flares and lasers.

Russian planes are safe at high altitudes. Special precautions are taken to protect them during takeoffs and landings.

On September 30, the die was cast when he intervened, a righteous mission fully in accord with international law – polar opposite US aggression throughout the region and beyond.

Obama didn’t wage war on Syria to quit. Putin didn’t intervene to back off in the face of US pressure.

Expect him to stay the course with plenty of effective military muscle – impressive enough to make Pentagon commanders leery about challenging him.

A proxy state of war between America and Russia now exists – a hugely dangerous situation, risking possible direct confrontation between the world’s two nuclear superpowers.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. Visit his blog site at

ISIS Using Mustard Gas In Syria


US-supported ISIS and other terrorists were caught red-handed using sarin and other chemical weapons against civilians in Syria numerous times – Assad wrongfully blamed for their crimes.

No evidence suggests his forces used them at any time throughout the conflict. Plenty shows CIA and US special forces train takfiri terrorists in chemical weapons use, perhaps supplying them with toxic agents to use.

Saudi Arabia was caught red-handed providing them with toxic agents in containers marked “made in KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).”

In early November, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) experts confirmed terrorists’ use of mustard gas and chlorine in Syria with “utmost confidence” – calling perpetrators “non-state actor(s).”

An OPCW statement said its Fact Finding Mission (FFM) “confirm(ed) that at least two people were exposed to sulfur mustard (commonly known as mustard gas), and that it is very likely that the effects of this chemical weapon resulted in the death of an infant.”

Mustard gas is a cytotoxic blistering agent, causing debilitating, potential lethal, internal and external chemical burns, affecting exposed skin and lungs when inhaled, able to penetrate wool and cotton fabrics.

A UK nurse during WW I commented on treating its burns, saying:

Patients “cannot be bandaged or touched. We cover them with a tent of propped-up sheets. Gas burns must be agonizing because usually the other cases do not complain, even with the worst wounds, but gas cases are invariably beyond endurance and they cannot help crying out.”

According to OPCW, “(m)ustard agent(s) (are) very simple to manufacture and can therefore be a ‘first choice’ when a country decides to build up a capacity for chemical warfare.”

In gas or liquid form, it “attacks the skin, eyes, lungs and gastro-intestinal tract. Internal organs may also be injured, mainly blood-generating organs, as a result of mustard agent being taken up through the skin or lungs and transported into the body.”

“The delayed effect is a characteristic of mustard agent. Mustard agent gives no immediate symptoms upon contact and consequently a delay of between two and twenty-four hours may occur before pain is felt and the victim becomes aware of what has happened. By then cell damage has already been caused.”

The 1925 Geneva Protocol prohibited use of “asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and of all analogous liquids, materials or devices,” as well as “bacteriological methods of warfare.”

The 1972 Biological Weapons Convention and 1993 Chemical Weapons Conventions prohibit their production, storage or transfer.

America and Israel notoriously use chemical, biological and radiological weapons in warfare. Major media report nothing.

Did Washington supply ISIS with toxic chemical agents, including mustard gas for use OPCW just reported? On November 6, Pravda said “Russian intelligence (in early October) obtained records of secret negotiations of ISIS militants about the use of chemical weapons.”

“It was said that the terrorists were going to use mustard gas ammo against  government forces of President Bashar Assad.”

In late August, The New York Times reported “ISIS using poison gas in Syria…according to local rebels (other terrorists) and an international aid group.”

The Syrian American Medical Society reported city of Marea civilian areas attacked with over 50 shells containing toxic agents. Symptoms showed chemical exposure. Some victims had blisters associated with mustard gas use.

So-called rebels said shells were fired from an ISIS controlled area.  Kurdish forces in northern Syria and Iraq were attacked with toxic chemical agents. Many injuries were reported. ISIS was blamed in both countries.

On November 23, an OPCW Executive Council special session will be held to discuss its findings of chemical weapons use in Syria. The organization last year said Assad completed handing over his government’s entire CW stockpile in June 2014.

No evidence suggests it has any remaining agents. Syrian UN envoy Bashar Jaafari categorically said many times that “(t)he Syrian government has not used and will never use chemical weapons.”

Toxic chemical agents in the hands of ISIS and/or other terrorist groups pose dangers throughout the region and beyond.

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No Moderate Syrian Rebels Exist

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US claims otherwise are a complete fabrication. All anti-Assad forces are US-trained, armed, funded, and directed terrorists, taught the fine art of killing, committing atrocities and using chemical weapons – including ISIS, Al Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra and various splinter groups.

The so-called Free Syrian Army and other alleged “moderates” exist only in US and go-along media propaganda reports, willful misinformation to deceive an uninformed public.

Wars depend on lies to gain popular support, or at least no significant opposition. Often they collapse under the own weight.

Putin’s Syrian mission shows the emperor has no clothes. If enough Americans pay attention and express outrage, Washington’s imperial Middle East agenda may falter, perhaps collapse. It’s already wobbly.

ISIS et al represent proxy US foot soldiers, imported abroad from scores of countries. They’re all legitimate Russian targets, all being battered by formidable air power to Washington’s consternation, wrecking its regional agenda – for the first time, a real challenge to its hegemonic aims.

Putin is effectively contesting Obama’s dirty game. Washington has no effective counter-strategy, increasingly transparent propaganda and dubious military moves alone, along with continued Russia bashing and fear-mongering.

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, two State Department officials repeated tired old Big Lies.

Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson and her European and Eurasian Affairs counterpart Victoria Nuland committed perjury – claiming Russian air strikes hit 85 to 90% “moderate” rebels and civilians in areas with no ISIS presence.

“Russia’s military intervention has dangerously exacerbated an already complex environment,” Patterson blustered.

“(T)his has not been a Russian fight against terrorism so much as an effort to preserve the Assad regime,” she duplicitously claimed.

Nuland remains infamous for orchestrating the coup against Ukraine’s sitting government, replacing it with Nazi-infested putchists – responsible for aggression against its own people and virtually every imaginable human rights abuse.

Her testimony was a litany of Big Lies, saying Assad “continues to barrel bomb its own citizens with impunity, perhaps even emboldened by Moscow’s help.”

“The vast majority of Russian air strikes are targeted in areas where the Assad regime has lost territory to forces led by the moderate opposition.”

“We are accelerating the work we are doing to support the moderate Syrian opposition and to protect Syria’s neighbors” – code language of US supporting ISIS and other takfiri terrorists.

“(W)e are awaiting further evidence that Russia is sincere in its claims to want to fight ISIL and save Syria for the Syrian people, rather than simply protecting the dictator who bears direct responsibility for the country’s destruction…The quality of our cooperation with Russia in Syria depends on the choices Moscow makes.”

It’s hard imagining anyone believes Nuland’s utter disregard for the truth. Her public record betrays her, revealing her deplorable neocon credentials – supporting endless wars of aggression, responsible for devastating mass slaughter and destruction.

“What would positive cooperation by Russia look like,” she asked? Cease its military campaign, “insist” Assad pull back, work with Washington and its (rogue) partners for resolving things diplomatically.

Who are the so-called “moderate” rebels Washington consistently touts? Where are they? Last month, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia can’t identify them. Washington provides no information.

“From the very beginning of the operation in Syria, President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials have expressed the readiness to interact with the so-called moderate opposition,” Peskov explained.

“At the same time, it had to be stated that attempts to identify the so-called moderate opposition remained unsuccessful all the way.”

“(N)o moderate forces can be spotted in the patchy mass of terrorist and extremist organizations that pose a threat to Syria’s territorial and political integrity.”

“Regrettably, neither the US nor European partners, nor somebody else has been able to help us with this identification. Other countries are unable to point to some moderate forces capable of taking care of a settlement in Syria. Regrettably, there have been no tangible results.”

State Department spokesman Admiral John Kirby claims some (nonexistent) “moderate” rebels switched sides. Hot war success depends heavily on winning the propaganda one.

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“Rebel Groups” Using Families As Human Shields In Syria


(The Real Agenda) The guerrilla groups are caging innocent people to protect themselves from Russian airstrikes.

Hundreds of cages with seven or eight people in each roam Ghouta, a city near Damascus. The intention with the practice of caging people is to stop the bombing of the Russian and Syrian aviation. So-called rebels, captured soldiers and Alawite families -children included- to use them as human shields after the last airstrikes launched by the Russian air force.

According to Doctors Without Borders, on 30 October at least 70 people died and 550 were injured at a market in Douma, East Ghouta’s largest town. These people had been captured by the rebels and put into cages to be used as human shields.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH) attributes this brutal practice to the Jaysh al-Islam group, the largest in Ghouta. Islam and Jaish al Ahrar al-Sham, incidentally, congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his recent election victory, According to the observatory, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar support these rebel groups.

The OSDH notes that local militias fighting alongside the Syrian regular army did the same a few weeks ago: they put ISIS prisoners in cages and placed on roofs at two locations in the province of Idlib, Al Fuah and Kefraya, to prevent attacks by rebel groups.

Ghouta is a particularly dramatic case in the history of the Syrian war. On 16 August at least 112 people were killed in air strikes on residential areas and markets.

In addition, the August 21, 2013 sarin gas was used to attack and kill a number innocent people which first was blamed on the Assad government, but that later was found to have been done by the rebels groups that are now using innocent men, women and children as human shields. The “red lines” set by Barack Obama against the use of chemical weapons were forgotten since the US was the Godfather of the militias that later became ISIS in Syria.

Just today, the head of the research team of the UN on the use of chemical weapons in the provinces of Idlib and Hama, Virginia Gamba, showed her pessimistic view about the situation in those cities: “Do I have the name, last name and the age of the authors? I have no idea,” she said.

It is particularly tragic that armed groups now resort to using human shields in the same place where last February local activists photographed children living in cages in the style of the Islamic State.

Four months after the chemical attack on Ghouta in December, Jaysh al-Islam and the Nusra Front -the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda- imprisoned hundreds of civilians, mostly Alawites, as stated by the UN. These would be the same people who are now used as human shields.

In a text accompanying the video released by Shaams News Network, though not attributed directly to any concrete group, it was said that there were at least 100 cages but that they expect to have up to 1000 for distribution through eastern Ghouta and in particular “markets and public places of Douma that have been attacked by the air forces of the Assad government and the Russians”.

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Syrians Among The Many Victims Of US State Terrorism

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US barbarity is longstanding. Imperial ruthlessness shows no mercy. Millions of corpses bear witness, Syrians among the latest victims of Washington’s quest for unchallenged global dominance, endless wars its strategy of choice to achieve it.

Meeting in late October with French parliamentarians in Damascus, Assad said “(t)he sufferings of the Syrian people are connected, firstly, with terrorism and destroyed infrastructure, and, secondly, with the blockade imposed on Syria.”

“Many countries…including France, do do not stop supporting terrorist groups and provid(ing) them political cover in Syria and in the whole region.” Eliminating their threat should be prioritized.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Russia’s position on Syria remains unchanged. Media reports suggesting otherwise are false. “We have grown accustomed to this” and dismiss them, she explained.

“(O)ur position is clearly expressed. (It’s) not the business of Russia” or any other foreign country to decide how Syria is to be governed or by whom, an issue for its own citizens exclusively.

“Preserving Syrian statehood is a principally important issue for us,” said Zakharova – (the best) “guarantee (in) the struggle against terrorism” nationally and regionally.

Replacing another government with one Western controlled assures greater regional chaos than already. “This is our basic position, and we are confirming it again and again, she stressed.

“There can be no talk about any changes.” Reports otherwise are false. Russian air power keeps battering terrorist positions in Syria – 263 targets struck in the past two days alone, according to a Defense Ministry statement.

Targets across the country continue being struck. Terrorists’ command and control operations have been destroyed or seriously damaged.

Terrorists, their weapons, munitions and facilities alone are being struck – not hospitals, civilians, other noncombatant targets or architectural sites as falsely reported.

Since operations began on September 30, over 1,600 sorties struck more than 2,000 terrorist targets, according to Russian General Staff Col.-Gen. Andrey Kartapolov.

Operations will continue until Putin’s mission is accomplished – eliminating the scourge of terrorism in Syria and beyond, preventing its uncontrolled spread.

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