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From Ghweran to Al-Tanf the ISIS play is directed by the CIA US and Israeli intelligence operation coincides with Syrian threats against the United States and Russian military coordination with SAA.</span

Ibrahim Mohammad Wahdi
This article was initially & inadvertently attributed to Vanessa Beeley. This was OffG’s error and we apologise to Mr. Wahdi and to Ms Beeley

On January 20, 2022, the militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) launched a violent attack on Ghweran prison in Al-Hasakah, northeast Syria.

This is the largest gathering of ISIS in the world and controlled by the Kurdish separatists, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The prison contains about 3,500 fighters and leaders of ISIS from more than 50 nationalities.

ISIS announces 12 PKK killed and 3 armoured vehicles damaged due to Ghweran prison attack

The attackers detonated a booby-trapped car at the northern gate of the prison. They advanced on three axes with more than 100 trained ISIS fighters. Another estimated 100 ISIS prisoners launched a rebellion inside the prison, but their numbers quickly increased after they gained control of the arms depot inside the prison.

The General Command of the Asayish (Kurdish Internal Security forces) announced a week-long curfew in Al-Hasaka city. All entry points were blocked to prevent the entry of ISIS reinforcements. Despite the deployment of security checkpoints throughout the city, multiple ISIS terrorists managed to escape.

After six days of the fiercest fighting since the “defeat” of ISIS in 2019, SDF announced the surrender of the escaped ISIS fighters and claimed to have regained full control of the prison and surrounding areas.

More than 200 from both sides were killed in the firefights while an alleged 800 prisoners escaped according to Amaq, the ISIS media outlet.

Violent clashes led to the further displacement of thousands of civilians and huge damage to infrastructure attributed to the US raids that targeted Al-Zohour and Ghweran neighbourhoods.

How did this break out happen and why?

Details of the ISIS attack and the prisoner break-out are hazy until now. The attack indicates close coordination between ISIS groups inside and outside the prison. It must also be remembered there is a history of corruption among the SDF prison guards which perhaps facilitated the seizure of the arms depot.

The entry of ISIS sleeper cells into an area considered one of the most fortified and intelligence controlled areas by both the SDF and the US-led International Coalition forces, also indicates a CIA involvement.

In what appears to be an attempt to justify the SDF corruption and to blame the Turks and Russians for the incident, Richard Spencer, a London Times journalist wrote:

Britain and other European countries have turned their backs, refusing to allow militants or their wives and widows to return home, even to face trial,” adding, “No one should forget the contribution of the Turks to continuing to attack SDF-controlled territory, based on their own grievances against the Kurds, nor the Russians, for impoverishing eastern Syria by vetoing cross-border UN aid.”

Spencer completely ignored an investigation by The Guardian showing the extent of rampant corruption in the prison administration controlled by the SDF.

ISIS fighters were believed to pay up to $8000 to walk free. This kind of operation would not be possible without CIA endorsement or their looking the other way.

Additionally, a Sputnik article quoting individuals within the SDF militia, confirmed the SDF withdrawal from 3 points in the vicinity of the prison which effectively provided an escape route for a number of ISIS leaders towards locations provided to them by the US-led “International Coalition”.

This coincided with a pre planned operation of releasing the supposedly “surrendered” detainees and gathering them in two specific locations in the vicinity of Al Hasakah city. Using the chaos of the US attacks as cover, the US proceeded to transport 750 ISIS terrorists by bus and SUV to locations in the Al Bukamal desert, west of the Syrian-Iraqi border, and to the east of the Al Bishri mountain in Deir Ezzor southern countryside.

The ISIS fighters included a number of high ranking ISIS command, many of whom were reported to hold Arab, Belgian and Dutch nationalities. The cadres were provided protection by the SDF elite forces and airspace was protected by US Coalition reconnaissance planes which monitored their progress and assured their safety, bypassing high-risk roads.

The following video is taken from AMAQ channel which broadcast videos showing the escape from the prison:

There are too many unanswered questions.

How did a booby-trapped car penetrate a tight SDF security cordon to reach the prison gate only one kilometer away from the Institution Compound, the most important headquarters of the US Army in the area?

Why were the majority of prisoners taken by ISIS during the escape Arab? The SDF immediately negotiated the release of four Kurdish captives and left the 18 Arab kidnapees to their fate. Arabs that were originally believed to be victims of forced conscription by the SDF.

This all consists of a circulated document that was leaked from the Iraqi intelligence at the beginning of the attack, showing that the intention was to smuggle 5,000 ISIS terrorists into Iraq, which prompted the Iraqi army command to intensify its patrols on the Iraqi-Syrian border.

The document indicated that the number of ISIS detainees is higher than announced by the SDF.

The attack was preceded with the preparation of a Syrian/Russian military campaign that will launch from eastern Homs towards the depth of the Syrian Badia (desert) to eliminate about 2,000 ISIS terrorists deployed in several points in the region.

In addition to Russian military reinforcements at T4 Airport and the start of joint Syrian-Russian air patrols over Syrian territory with Russian Su-34 and Su-35 fighters, A-50 early warning aircraft, and Syrian MiG-23 and MiG-29.

The mission’s route will run along the Golan Heights, the southern region, the Euphrates River, and over northern Syria. The Syrian pilots controlled airspace and provided fighter cover, while Russian crews practiced attacks on ground targets. This kind of joint mission will now take place on a regular basis, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense:

Alexey Zaitsev, Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said in a briefing on Thursday that the US and SDF have failed to eliminate ISIS and provide security in northeastern Syria:

It is obvious that neither the US nor the local Kurdish authorities have managed to ensure security in the northeastern Syrian territories they control […] The success of the ISIS attack against the Sina’a prison, where the most dangerous terrorists were kept, proved yet again that the US military failed in its mission,”

MiG-29 fighter jets deployed at T4 Airport Military Air Base

On January 27 2021, the Military Public Prosecution (MPP) in Syria issued a statement, stressing that there is no legal justification for the US presence in Syria and it has no name other than “occupation”, and that the recent events in Hasaka represent the US plan to keep the region under its occupation for a longer period by sponsoring the separatist scheme under the cover of the illegal “International Coalition” and supporting SDF equipment, weapons, and political cover.

The MPP presented facts and documents that prove and expose the relationship between the United States and ISIS, through the support of the US forces located at Al-Tanf base for the attacks launched by ISIS terrorists in the Syrian Badia against the Syrian forces and their allies.

The Military Public Prosecution is an independent judiciary entity whose mission is to promote criminal litigation on behalf of the citizenry and to search for the truth without seeking to convict the accused.

Neither courts nor investigative judges can direct or order the MPP, but rather ask it to carry out the procedures without any authority over it. MPP administratively reports to the Minister of Defense Each of MPP members is considered as much a representative of the community as a representative for the Military Prosecutor.

Conclusions

Israeli Kan channel has reported:

An Israeli source reveals that special units of the Israeli army have carried out 3 sensitive operations deep inside Syria since the beginning of 2022,”

It was also stressed that the operations inside Syria have not stopped, along with the repeated Israeli air attacks on Syrian sites claiming the presence of Iranian or affiliated factions. Adding the explicit Israeli role announced by Aviv Kohavi, Chief of Staff of the Israeli army, “We made an incursion a month ago not far from here, and I will not go into details.”

We can clearly see that the largest organized smuggling and mass transfer of ISIS militants towards the Syrian Badia connected with the Iraqi border north of Al-Tanf region, which coincided with the Ukraine crisis and the negotiations of the Iranian nuclear deal, aims to trigger chaos by CIA and Israeli intelligence through reviving ISIS to keep it as a pretext for the US occupation of Syrian lands.

This covers its looting of Syrian resources, in addition to promoting a demographic change in northern Syria by exiling Arabs from the region while Turkey is strengthening its mercenaries in there.

While Turkey was bombing SDF sites instead ISIS, SDF was razing Arab houses in the area during the clashes.

Arab houses in “Ghweran” neighborhood were razed SDF on charges of belonging to ISIS

The danger of the ISIS card lies in the large numbers distributed among 9 prisons in the US-backed SDF-controlled areas, which are potential targets for similar attacks, especially the “Kamba Al-Bulgar” prison, east of Al-Shaddadi city in the southern countryside of Hasaka, which includes 5,000 ISIS militants.

In addition to Al-Sina’a prisons, Al-Shaddadiyah, Derek/ Al-Malikiyah, Al-Kasra, Al-Raqqa Central Prison, Rmelan and Nafker in the Qamishli city, from which 60 ISIS militants were transferred to a prison in Al-Hasakah last September.

The most important goal remains to keep Al-Tanf base that was established there to prevent linking the countries of the Resistance Axis from Iran to Lebanon and put pressure on the Syrian Arab Army, Russia, and Iran by preoccupying them with side battles to improve negotiation opportunities. This in itself is in the interest of Israel, which fears the increase of Russian-Syrian cooperation.

In addition to Israel accusing Russia of disrupting Israeli navigation systems through its air defense systems based at Hmemiem base, the conducting of Russian patrols in the port of Latakia and joint Russian-Syrian air patrols without informing Israel indicate to the decline in Russian-Israeli coordination, which will contribute to reducing Israel’s ability to attack Syria, as it also denies what the Israeli newspapers published about giving a Russian green light to Israel to strike Syria however it wants.

Russian patrols in Latakia port on January 18, 2021

The recent escalation of operations targeting US forces’ sites indicates that Syria and its allies insist on following the popular resistance approach to expel the US occupation, which worries the US more than anything.

It is impossible to curb such operations that have proven successful previously, especially in southern Lebanon with Israel, and it is very likely that the Al-Tanf base will be heavily targeted by intensive strikes with missiles and drones.

Map shows the destination of ISIS prisoners & the US base in Al-Tanf

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Maggie
Maggie
Feb 12, 2022 9:41 PM

Didn’t anyone else register the new blue combat uniformed ISIS that Erik Prince shipped into Afghanistan under cover of the legitimate UK/US military exit? They have been training in UAE for the past five years…. and now his Academi are on the ground in Ukraine, and the date for the kick off set for Wednesday???

GR-Watch
GR-Watch
Feb 11, 2022 1:13 AM

ISIS fighter must be one of the hottest jobs. From Libya to Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan to Ukraine. Who knows where else!

US military commanders are visiting Taiwan regularly. Surely, ISIS cannot be far behind!

ity
ity
Feb 10, 2022 9:50 PM

So, Keir Starmer has finally gone full neocon.

Keir Starmer has launched an outspoken attack on the Stop the War Coalition, in which Jeremy Corbyn is a leading figure, effectively accusing the campaign group of siding with Russia against Nato.

Written on the way to Brussels where he reaffirmed Labour’s staunch support for Nato, Starmer says Stop the War are “not benign voices for peace”.

“At best they are naive, at worst they actively give succour to authoritarian leaders who directly threaten democracies. There is nothing progressive in showing solidarity with the aggressor when our allies need our solidarity and – crucially – our practical assistance now more than ever.”

He said Putin’s regime would see Stop the War protesters in the UK as “virtue signallers” who were “providing a smokescreen so it can go on beating up and jailing those brave individuals that dare to stand up to its despotism on the streets of Russia”.

ity
ity
Feb 10, 2022 10:12 PM
Reply to  ity

And it gets worse. (disclaimer, this is all from the same Guardian article)

Starmer, as he traveled to Nato on the same day as the prime minister – a rare show of unity amid political turmoil at Westminster over the lockdown parties scandal – sought to place himself in a line of senior Labour figures, including the postwar foreign secretary Ernest Bevin, who took a tough line with Soviet Russia.

This is surely just show for the domestic audience. I mean, can he actually believe that he can make a difference?

“Attlee, Healey and Bevin saw communism for what it was and were prepared to stand up to its aggression,” he said. “Today’s Labour party has the same clear-eyed view of the current regime in the Kremlin.

What a fucking creep. I’ve today gone from really disliking and distrusting the man, to truly and deeply despising him.

hotrod31
hotrod31
Feb 11, 2022 12:11 PM
Reply to  ity

I can’t say that one can blame you at all for disliking Starmer, he’s certainly exposed himself as an undercover Zeo-stooge who makes one want to vomit at his ‘political antics’. Labor leader … bought and paid for by Neocons … stands out like canine gonads.

Maggie
Maggie
Feb 12, 2022 9:47 PM
Reply to  hotrod31

Definitely hotrod, He was approved and recommended by the zionists to destroy the Socialist Party from within and replace it with a zio controlled Tory Light.

Maggie
Maggie
Feb 12, 2022 9:44 PM
Reply to  ity

Difference is that Russia today is NOT the USSR but a progressive capitalist country that still puts the people first, and has a brilliant leader at the helm.

hotrod31
hotrod31
Feb 13, 2022 2:06 AM
Reply to  Maggie

It’s such a pity that … the more brilliant the respective ‘leader’ the bigger the target on their back, if they don’t conform to the diktats of the psychotic oligarchs. I’ve often been asked why there never seems to be a reasonable ‘leader’ on the African continent, most times I suspect that the ‘answer’ is not actually being sought – as it should be rhetorical, lest of course one is totally thick.

Maggie
Maggie
Feb 12, 2022 7:43 PM
Reply to  ity

Starmer is an out and out traitor to the working man, a slithering 5th Column snake.
Supported by Hodge and her board of Deputies and her BBC news editor daughter Liz to destroy the Labour Party from within and create a Tory Light. I hope and pray that the Trade Unions do pull all their funding and destroy this insipid creation once and for all. I would like to see Chris Williamson, George Galloway, Jackie Williams, Ken Livingston, Mark Williamson and all the other honest people kicked out of the “Socialist Party” get together and form an Anti War – Worker’s Unity party, which should be invincible, because there are MORE of us than them. But the first signs of this and the Zionist press will be out in force yapping and lying… (like Joan Ryan who was caught on the Al Jazeera expose “The Lobby” doing what she does best.. lying through her teeth – for a change, and accepting £1 million for a trip to the homeland.)… to demonise and destroy them, exactly as they did the only honest Prime Minister we never had.
So we will be stuck with a Liberal Government and we know how effective they were, when Ca’moron’ shat all over Clegg? And who do you think is hiding in the shadows? Tony Blair admirer and Zionist apologist ‘Chucki’ Umunna who chose to call ordinary Labour members who supported Jeremy Corbyn “dogs” – which was no accident and designed to send a clear message to possible floaters.. and this coming from the same man who labelled ordinary people as “trash” in 2006. Knowing that many voters would not remember this after six months??
The sooner these self-serving egotistical anti-working class MPs are voted out of politics completely, the better… but NO! ‘Chucki’ couldn’t make it as himself in The Change.. so he’s wormed his way into the Liberal Party!! One week later, he’s appointed their Treasury and Business Spokesman by leader Vince Cable. In August 2019, he was appointed Foreign Affairs, International Development and International Trade Spokesperson by new leader Jo Swinson, and stood for Cities of London and Westminster in the 2019 general election but lost to Nickie Aiken of the Conservatives.
So all in all a massive loser with an equally massive ego and mouth. So that’s me done. No Party to go to? Or vote for….

Geoff
Geoff
Feb 12, 2022 9:01 PM
Reply to  Maggie

Chris williamson supported the Iraq war , and as for Galloway , the least said about that pick the better

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Feb 10, 2022 4:21 PM

Erm… Regarding blame:

“No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.”
– Edward R. Murrow –
(April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965)

Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
Feb 10, 2022 3:27 PM

So… members of ISIS, which is a US proxy force commanded by the Pentagon or the CIA or both, were guarded by members of the SDF, another US cover organisation – and they escaped!

Colour me astonished.

Maggie
Maggie
Feb 12, 2022 9:48 PM
Reply to  Tom Welsh

Got it in one Tom, but how many others do you know who will even acknowledge this?

Maggie
Maggie
Feb 12, 2022 9:50 PM
Reply to  Tom Welsh

Missing from this essay is the name ERIK PRINCE who calls all the shots for military makeovers, and is Master of all Zionist State Amerika’s mercenaries whatever their names..

Malatok
Malatok
Feb 10, 2022 1:15 PM

A house divided against itself cannot stand and the burned out crack house of amerikan “civilization” is long due torching.

The good news is that Slumville is finally ready to burn and the evil that is USSA will be paid for in full by the ruling demons and the pedovore vipers in the shadows. When the blood spattered dollah gets flushed in the unavoidable Ponzi Wall St sewer implosion, how long will the welfare warfare pariah in apartheid, occupied Palestine survive? Slumville proper will have more than enough problems when the covaid$ scam finally crashes and burns and all the snaggle-toothed Pentacon trash will not stop the inevitable collapse of the anglozionazi empire of shit. USSA has never won a war but I can only hope that it finally wins the war against the excrement in Washing town and the sub-human garbage running the greatest evil ever conjured by psychopths.

Onward down the crud caked bowl of its evil history.

Maggie
Maggie
Feb 12, 2022 9:52 PM
Reply to  Malatok

Malatok, I wish I’d said that! Great….

Koba
Koba
Feb 10, 2022 12:03 PM

Stick 2 Kurds in a room and ask them where Kurdistan is. You’ll get two different answers.

roula
roula
Feb 10, 2022 11:53 AM

They, the Mujahedeen,. are either ”fighters” or ”terrorist”, but they cannot be both, though they are in the mind of the article’s author, selling themselves for USD. Shame to such pen and disgrace to one who spills her ink on paper.

When Germany attacked Belarus, it was a Nazi semantic decision to label across the board all Belarusian resistance fighters as ”Banditen” and no other term was allowed. They, the Nazis, banned using any other term but “Banditen” about the Belarusian fighters. .
So the Mujahedeen and Shaheeden, are they ”fighters” or the author prefers the Nazi semantics as ”Banditen”?

Koba
Koba
Feb 10, 2022 12:04 PM
Reply to  roula

Mujahideen are scum. Quit defending them nonce

roula
roula
Feb 10, 2022 3:06 PM
Reply to  Koba

Read Koba you hero’s Dzugashvili’s and his hero Ulianov’s famous ”Odezva”, a communist manifesto in which they invited Mujaheedin to join in their fight against taghoot. Also, study Kirov’s and Trotsky’s great interest in the shariat.

Geoff S
Geoff S
Feb 10, 2022 1:54 PM
Reply to  roula

You boldly challenge the author to decide which of your permitted epithets she is allowed to use, but regarding your simple assertion that they cannot be both fighters and terrorists, I see no reasoning to back that up beyond just saying “hey nazi’s were bad, m’kay”.

I fail to see the logical connection but I’m willing to learn why someone cannot possibly be both a fighter and a terrorist, or, as you seem to prefer ‘banditen’.

ity
ity
Feb 10, 2022 8:23 AM

Just a heads up OffG, but the first two videos in this piece are missing for me, with a “Sorry This video does not exist.” in white on a black background.

Johnny Conspiranoid
Johnny Conspiranoid
Feb 10, 2022 9:34 AM
Reply to  ity

Me too

Irresponsible and proud
Irresponsible and proud
Feb 10, 2022 11:50 AM
Reply to  ity

For me tok

NickM
NickM
Feb 10, 2022 8:07 AM

“The recent escalation of operations targeting US forces’ sites indicates that Syria and its allies insist on following the popular resistance approach to expel the US occupation, which worries the US more than anything.
It is impossible to curb such operations that have proven successful previously, especially in southern Lebanon with Israel, and it is very likely that the Al-Tanf base will be heavily targeted by intensive strikes with missiles and drones.”

This conclusion by Vanessa Beeley confirms something that has been obvious ever since 2013, when Russian electronic warfare technology intervened to neutralize NATZO’s “irresistible armed might”, leaving the Syrian Army free to clear out NATZO’s proxy force ISIS. I wrote at the time that “the U$ boys in Al Tanf are sitting on the sand without a paddle”. Since then, slowly but surely, the Axis of Resistance has strengthened and Syria is nearly free of NATZO. This last desperate throw by U$, UK, Turkey and Israel is mere thrashing about by a pack of wounded hyaenas.

Penelope
Penelope
Feb 10, 2022 5:55 AM

ALBERTA GIVES IN TO PROTESTS, ENDS VAXX PASS

Jason Kenney, premier of Alberta, announced Tuesday evening that the passport requirement to enter businesses in the province will end at 11:59 p.m. local time and most other restrictions will be gone in three steps over the next three weeks.

YESSS

NickM
NickM
Feb 10, 2022 8:08 AM
Reply to  Penelope

Great news. Vive la Resistance!

ity
ity
Feb 10, 2022 8:44 AM
Reply to  Penelope

Also the province of Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan’s Premier Scott Moe said that the province’s vaccine passport mandate will be removed on February 14, while Alberta’s Premier Jason Kenney said his province will remove the mandate on February 15 at midnight.

According to both premiers, the mandates have outlived their usefulness, and that it was time to heal the divisions caused by Covid measures.

“The program is no longer serving a useful and compelling purpose,” Mr. Kenney said on Tuesday. “I could not stand in front of Albertans tonight and justify a continuation of a program that has done its job.”

Moe said that the vaccine mandate would create “deep divisions,” adding that the mandate helped with the Delta strain, but its benefits do not outweigh the costs with the Omicron strain.

“It is time for us also to heal the divisions in our communities over vaccinations,” he said. Moe also asked residents not to judge each other on the basis of vaccination status or become adversarial to those who choose to continue wearing masks after the restrictions are lifted.

“Don’t lose a friend to COVID,” he implored.

Molinos
Molinos
Feb 10, 2022 2:16 PM
Reply to  Penelope

Jason Kenney has been continuously making offers to the truckers and then retracting them as soon as the border is reopened.

If there is going to be a crackdown it looks like it could be tonight. Police have allegedly brought in six buses of riot police from around Canada Tuesday/Wednesday.

At the latest truckers’ press conference and in his “Address to the Canadian people” some dude called Tom Marazzo repeatedly pleads his and the truckers’ willingness to sit at a table with Trudeau. Get real, Tom. And don’t plead. Trudeau wants to smash the truckers, not talk to them.

rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Feb 10, 2022 11:21 PM
Reply to  Penelope

It’s theatre. They’re just letting the serfs think they got away with something. For desperate people, hope is drug that psychopaths use to prolong the agonizing end, while all the while we believe that relief is just one more victory away.

Penelope
Penelope
Feb 10, 2022 4:49 AM

History and the present geopolitical situation is falsified of course. It’s difficult to prevent some of these false ideas from taking up residence in your mind. This one article by Michael Hudson will strip many blind folds away:

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2022/02/no_author/americas-real-adversaries-are-its-european-and-other-allies/

ity
ity
Feb 10, 2022 10:18 AM
Reply to  Penelope

Good link, highlighting what should be obvious. And the front line in any upcoming hot war is about as far from the USA as can be. Big brave America as usual getting others to fight in proxy wars thousands of miles from their home. If things go nuclear due to NATO and the USA being pricks, it’s us in Europe that first get to bask in the big bright flash.

ity
ity
Feb 10, 2022 10:59 AM
Reply to  ity

And as I’m criticizing the USA over their warmongering, should perhaps point out that my own UK government is just as dishonest and shameless. We’re even worse in a way, pathetically trying to hold onto the fantasy of global relevance, despite all of the evidence to the contrary.

We currently have one Lizz Truss representing us in Moscow as our Foreign Secretary. How embarrassing is that. The thought of this woman trying to be taken seriously by Putin is just laughable and cringe-worthy. Who on earth thought it a good idea to have that imbecile represent us on the world stage? Just ridiculous.

NickM
NickM
Feb 10, 2022 2:23 PM
Reply to  ity

Report on that press conference with Trussy the Hussy:

“There are parts where Ms Truss cannot be heard, but we are not missing a thing as she was simply telling Russia what they should do, without a shred of shame.”

https://thesaker.is/live-lavrov-truss-give-press-conference-after-talks-in-moscow/

Joerg
Joerg
Feb 10, 2022 3:42 PM
Reply to  Penelope

@Penelope
Good link! I really like Michael Hudson!
More of what Hudson talks about here:
“BIDEN’S UKRAINE WAR IS ABOUT KEEPING GERMANY DOWN”


Penelope
Penelope
Feb 11, 2022 9:24 AM
Reply to  Joerg

Joerg, Indeed it is about keeping Germany down. A major factor– perhaps the determining one– in both Ukraine & Syria is OIL PIPELINES.

The US is still occupying Germany, since WWII & there are secret convenants regarding control of her media, amongst other matters.

jimbo
jimbo
Feb 10, 2022 3:08 AM

Citing ‘The Guardian’ as a credible source???????!!!!! WTF!!!

COME ON!!!

Orthus
Orthus
Feb 10, 2022 5:59 AM
Reply to  jimbo

What would The Guardian gain by inventing this story?

Johnny Conspiranoid
Johnny Conspiranoid
Feb 10, 2022 9:49 AM
Reply to  Orthus

“What would The Guardian gain by inventing this story?”
The queation ‘What would the peole who control The Guardian gain by inventing this story?’

Orthus
Orthus
Feb 10, 2022 10:09 AM

Okay but it doesn’t matter. The point is that the Graun is saying something that you might not expect them to say and this makes the point interesting.

Art Costa
Art Costa
Feb 10, 2022 2:41 AM

What’s going on with the move by China and it’s BRI and Syria who just signed on?

West Asia’s winds have changed. When Syria began 2022 by joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), it became the 20th Arab country that Beijing has factored into its grand connectivity vision for Asia, Africa and Europe.”

Favorable Winds from China: How the BRI is Transforming West Asia – Rising Tide Foundation

S Cooper
S Cooper
Feb 10, 2022 12:53 AM

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Jen
Jen
Feb 10, 2022 10:45 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

Try checking the Reignite Democracy Australia website. Monica Smit helps run the site and she may know how many people are going to Canberra. As far as I know a convoy has set out from Melbourne to go there and there will be a convoy starting from Sydney tomorrow. They plan to meet in Canberra on Saturday.

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Feb 10, 2022 2:52 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

No, those media people who are not in China are covering Canada. The rest is just local stuff.

For ‘the rest of the world’ Canberra is a long, long, way away and really isn’t that important. This article, for example, is about ISIS and (indirectly) the ongoing attempts to keep ISIS and the Syrian Civil War relevant (notice, for example, how the article doesn’t talk about the government in Damascus except maybe some kind of Russian or Chinese puppet — its a bit of a giveaway).

paul
paul
Feb 9, 2022 11:06 PM

The Kurds are the whores of the Middle East. They always whore themselves out to foreign imperial interests (most recently Israel/ America, previously the Shah’s Iran, amongst others) and inevitably pay the price for this when their foreign patrons dump them as soon as it becomes expedient. The Turks would do us all a rare favour if they wiped out these quisling whores once and for all. Sad, but they don’t deserve anything better and they have no future.

One interesting aspect of the Syrian conflict is the efficacy and success of the Russian intervention. This initially consisted of 28 aircraft, 12 SU24 bombers, 12 SU25 ground attack aircraft, 4 fighters, a few helicopters and some ground forces mainly to protect the air component. Consider what was achieved with great economy of force. Most of Syria was rapidly liberated from the West’s proxy head choppers, The whole regime change operation came to a grinding halt and was thrown into reverse. The commitment of 100,000 throat slitters, transported into the region from 100 countries, courtesy of the US/ UK taxpayer and bankrolled at a cost of tens of billions, ended in failure. All the money, arms, propaganda, lies and chicanery ended in abject failure. The West’s pet terrorist creation, ISIS, was bombed into oblivion along with its oil thieving business. Yet again, the regime change project achieved none of its objectives. No fragmented patchwork quilt of a Syrian state with jihadi puppets in charge serving Zionist interests. No pipeline from Qatar through Syria. The state sponsors of terror (US/ UK/ EU/ Israel/ Turkey/ Gulf Dictatorships) all got their fingers burnt. The EU got terrorism at home plus millions of unassimilable destabilising refugees. The Turks got the chaos they deserved at home. The Zionists got a new permanent presence of Iran and Hezbollah next door. An awful lot of people were hoist with their own petard. And all that is just scratching the surface. There will be many long term consequences not currently foreseen.

Not a bad achievement for 28 aircraft, though you have to acknowledge most of the fighting was undertaken by the Syrian Army and their allies. Compare this with the 3 million US troops rotated through Iraq/ Afghanistan over the past 20 years, at a cost of $7.5 trillion.

I would like to see Vanessa looking ahead at what we should expect to happen there over the next few years. Syria could well prove to be the rock on which western imperialism foundered and sealed its own fate, like Stalingrad 80 years ago..

Irresponsible and proud
Irresponsible and proud
Feb 9, 2022 9:54 PM

The article is so confusing, it is badly written. I had a hard time understanding what is going on. For example, this excerpt “

the conducting of Russian patrols in the port of Latakia and joint Russian-Syrian air patrols without informing Israel indicate to the decline in Russian-Israeli coordination, which will contribute to reducing Israel’s ability to attack Syria, as it also denies what the Israeli newspapers published about giving a Russian green light to Israel to strike Syria however it wants

.”

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Nonetheless, thank you for reporting from the ground. Good journalism should be noted and lauded.

Joerg
Joerg
Feb 9, 2022 11:25 PM

This article is very well written. and, yes, You are obviously confused. But this has nothing to do with the article. Instead It is obviously only Your personal problem.

What is it You can’t understand with this paragraph??
the conducting of Russian patrols in the port of Latakia and joint Russian-Syrian air patrols without informing Israel indicate to the decline in Russian-Israeli coordination, which will contribute to reducing Israel’s ability to attack Syria, as it also denies what the Israeli newspapers published about giving a Russian green light to Israel to strike Syria however it wants

If You have taken at least a little notice of what happened during this war against Syria and its population, You know that Israel one-sidedly for many years now conducted war and terror raids against Syria with permanent terror attacks, bombings and so on. And everyone was surprised that Russia (protecting Syria against these terrorist) – over all these years – kept silent over this.
And these joined Russian-Syrian air patrols are now nonverbal message to Israel that its war crimes in Syria will no more be accepted by Russia.

Joerg
Joerg
Feb 9, 2022 11:32 PM
Reply to  Joerg

Her a good comment to this:
“Russia-Syria joint jet patrols sends a clear message”

Irresponsible and proud
Irresponsible and proud
Feb 10, 2022 11:58 AM
Reply to  Joerg

Thanks for clarifying. But still, who is giving the “russian green light”? Is it a green light by the russians, or green light given to the russians? There are other points of the article where grammatical mistakes make it hard to understand. And yes, there is a lot of details and important developments I ignore about the Syrian conflict. I know that the usa aim to keep the destabilisation going, rather than outright regime change, to keep pressure around Russia and China.

Ort
Ort
Feb 10, 2022 9:01 PM

Re: “In addition to Israel accusing Russia of disrupting Israeli navigation systems through its air defense systems based at Hmemiem base, the conducting of Russian patrols in the port of Latakia and joint Russian-Syrian air patrols without informing Israel indicate to the decline in Russian-Israeli coordination, which will contribute to reducing Israel’s ability to attack Syria, as it also denies what the Israeli newspapers published about giving a Russian green light to Israel to strike Syria however it wants.
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I agree that the wording here and elsewhere is, as lawyers say, inartful at best. It could use an editor, or just a perceptive proofreader.

I’m not certain I’m right, but here’s what I believe it means:

In addition to Israel accusing Russia of disrupting Israeli navigation systems through its air defense systems based at Hmemiem base, the conducting of Russian patrols in the port of Latakia and joint Russian-Syrian air patrols without informing Israel bespeaks a decline in Russian-Israeli coordination, which will contribute to reducing Israel’s ability to attack Syria, as it also calls into question what the Israeli newspapers published about the Russians giving a green light to Israel to strike Syria however it wants.”

I’m pretty sure that Vanessa would agree that it’s also a classic run-on sentence, although I didn’t attempt to tidy it up. Maybe the text was dictated rather than written out in the first place.

Maggie
Maggie
Feb 12, 2022 10:29 PM

Mmm I know what you mean about grammatical mistakes.. like “There IS a lot of details and important developments” which should have been “There ARE a lot of details….” Shouldn’t it?
FYI The Zionist States of Amerika’s destabilisation you speak of is all outlined in the document FULL SPECTRUM DOMINANCE. A book can be purchased from Amazon £89.99 or you can read it online – on freelist.org – but beware, some of the sites offering the document are unsafe, but then I only use duckduckgo as my search.

Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
Feb 10, 2022 3:30 PM
Reply to  Joerg

“… indicate to the decline …” is very bad English. Might be written by a foreigner or an English speaker in a hurry. Considering how long and detailed the article is, maybe Ms Beeley made a small mistake in haste.

Also “denies” should really read “contradicts”.

One weakness of alternative media is a lack of editors. But as long as we understand the gist, that’s a very secondary consideration.

Irresponsible and proud
Irresponsible and proud
Feb 10, 2022 11:08 PM
Reply to  Tom Welsh

“But as long as we understand the gist, that’s a very secondary consideration.” Yes, I agree with you Tom. But it’s journalism, still, we should be able to get it exactly.

Maggie
Maggie
Feb 12, 2022 10:32 PM
Reply to  Tom Welsh

I think she may have been in the Syria a little too long. 🙂 But we all know what she means, if we are used to reading her reports.

Maggie
Maggie
Feb 12, 2022 10:15 PM
Reply to  Joerg

Have we forgotten the Oded Yinon Plan? The Zionist States of Amerika and the UK may have with-drawn from Syria (ahem) but the Israeli air force do daily air raids there. Their lap dogs Amerika only do as they are told. As they did in the last two World Wars. And we know who funded both sides in BOTH wars? And declared war on Germany in 1933 – Before Htlr. Then consider the Haavara agreement?
“If you want to know who controls you, learn who you cannot criticise”. Voltaire was not wrong.

jimbo
jimbo
Feb 10, 2022 3:10 AM

yep

‘badly written’

U R 2 polite

NickM
NickM
Feb 10, 2022 8:27 AM

It means what it says; “the decline in Russian-Israeli coordination will contribute to reducing Israel’s ability to attack Syria”.

And “also denies what the Israeli newspapers published about giving a Russian green light to Israel to strike Syria however it wants”.

You might find it enlightening to read about “Russia’s 6th Column”: a NATO propaganda campaign to weaken Putin’s support in Russia by claiming that Putin must be a secret double agent for NATZO because Russia is on friendly terms with Israel and the Russian Army is not invading Ukraine.

https://thesaker.is/revisiting-russias-5th-and-especially-6th-columns/

Maggie
Maggie
Feb 12, 2022 10:41 PM
Reply to  NickM

I think she meant decline in Russian-Israeli ‘relationship’, rather than ‘coordination’? Or, willingness to share coordinates?
Either way, we know that things are not as rosy as they were, since it was an US/Israeli plan to shoot down the MH17 and infer the Russians had done it. Like that is exactly what Mr Putin would have done to make Russia look bad?

antitermite
antitermite
Feb 11, 2022 10:28 PM

It touches on (but avoids, as beyond the scope of the article) the fact that although Russia is Syria’s strongest ally, it is also allied with Israel, maybe even more so.

The long & the short is, Russia will do what is most in Russia’s interest.
If that means, for example, keeping Al Tanf in US hands for whatever reason (I can think of many), so be it.

Maggie
Maggie
Feb 12, 2022 11:10 PM
Reply to  antitermite

Once maybe, antitermite, but I really don’t think that’s the case now. Mr Putin is fully conversant with the Oded Yinon Plan, and the Full Spectrum Dominance, and has been playing the long game, avoiding head on clashes with either of the party’s involved in this car crash. He is definitely THE most knowledgeable, diplomatic, prudent, pragmatic, tolerant, sensitive and peace keeping leader this world has ever had.. in my lifetime. I wish our ‘leader’ had just one of those attributes. He guides his country well, like he encouraged the building of a new Nord Stream pipe-line that avoided Ukraine and the problems the ZIONIST STATES of AMERIKA were developing, that were eventually going to impinge on all of us, beginning with the gas shortage… Caused by the Z.S.A. ‘dissuading’ the European Regulator from switching it on in April 2021 when it was completed.. because that would have interfered with their plan to demonise Russia, and garner public opinion behind the Full Spectrum Dominance plan. Even though the dim public aren’t even aware of what they are calling for when they shout “Off with Putin’s head” in response to relentless lying propaganda.
As Goebbels said: “Let me control the press, and I will control the herd.”
They cannot even see that it will be their Children and Grandchildren who will reap the whirlwind, literally…
We haven’t got mile deep bunkers… Food stacked in caves, like the preppers have done, will not cut it.
What it needs is for the WHOLE world to shun and sanction the Z.S.A and Israel.
Stop giving them air and support and they will quickly get back in their box. Though I’m not sure about the Zionists, after all, they ARE the chosen ones.

Ort
Ort
Feb 9, 2022 9:04 PM

Vanessa, if you read these comments, does the reported death of “Number One ISIS leader” Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi on February 3rd somehow fit into this narrative?

I don’t promote the depraved Associated Press; I link to this AP story only to provide context: IS leader blows up self, family as US attacks Syria hideout.

This story was heavily hyped in the US on the morning of February 3rd; I didn’t tune in, but The Ghost of Joe Biden (Barely) Present himself even convened a press conference to crow over this feat of arms. By afternoon, the news had moved on to other stories and this one vanished as suddenly as it appeared.

It struck me as incongruous– as if the flailing Biden administration had dusted off a classic “Global War on Terror” story to boost its sagging fortunes. Naturally, the headlines and blurbs showcased it as a triumph of crack US military forces over Evil ISIS, and left out any skepticism or criticism of the US military presence in Syria or the US’s ambivalent relationship with “ISIS”.

So I’m wondering if there’s a connection, or if this is an unrelated event.

NickM
NickM
Feb 10, 2022 8:32 AM
Reply to  Ort

Perhaps the triumph snuffed before more news came out? More news being that the drone also killed a mother and children, Obomba style.

Maggie
Maggie
Feb 12, 2022 11:39 PM
Reply to  Ort

I also saw this story briefly. I may be wrong but I thought he was already dead, or was that Bagdadi? Either way, this is a Rita Katz story. You remember her… she was famous for being the only one that ISIS communicated with and sent her videos of their (green screen) beheadings and burnings? She is a Mossad asset that has access all areas to Langley and the White House??? This story is a DISTRACTION…

Rita Katz, director of SITE Intelligence Group, believed that it is unlikely that the Islamic State would “release any video speeches from this new leader or at least ones that show his face”. Nonetheless, on 1 November 2019, then U.S. president Donald Trump stated on social media that the U.S. government had identified al-Qurashi’s true identity.(thanks to Katz?)
However, a report on 5 November 2019 by The National said that this “does not seem to be the case” and that “reports indicate that Iraqi, Kurdish and American officials say they don’t have much to go on”. The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center correctly speculated on 5 November that al-Qurashi was of Iraqi nationality. (according to Katz) The Small Wars Journal agreed with this assessment, stating that Iraqis constitute the majority of the Islamic State members and would not accept a non-Iraqi leader for the organisation.
A report on 23 December 2019 by the Voice of America expressed doubt that al-Qurashi existed at all…… It stated that the Islamic State was possibly caught off guard and announced a name as a holding move, to “create the impression it is on top of things”.
On 20 January 2020, The Guardian released a report confirming al-Qurashi’s TRUE identity as Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi. 
On 20 May 2020, the Iraqi Intelligence Service identified a captured militant as al-Qurashi; however, the military clarified that this was actually Abdul Nasser Qardash, a potential successor to al-Baghdadi. Al-Qurashi was still outside Iraqi custody at the time.
deaths of several other leading IS commanders, leaving him as one of the organization’s most important figures. A U.S. airstrike targeted him near Mosul in the same year; al-Qurashi lost his right leg in the attack.Are you confused yet? Never mind.
WIKIPEDIA is truly amazing, it has every tick and dot about this man. I’m amazed we don’t know how many sheets of toilet paper he used when he had a dump.

Igor
Igor
Feb 9, 2022 8:35 PM

AQ and ISIS are CIA proxies.
Deployed to create a reason for US-NATO to invade sovereign nations without declaring a state of war.
US-NATO war on Syria will not stop until Syria ends up in chaos like Libya.

NickM
NickM
Feb 10, 2022 8:49 AM
Reply to  Igor

I believe you are wrong: NATZO is now on the back foot with barely a toe hold in Syria. NATZO’s largest army in Syria is the Turkish Army, and Turkey has been almost bankrupted by this war. Before joining in to gang-bash Syria (“existential enemy of Israel”) Turkey was conducting a successful and prosperous policy of “zero problem with neighbours”. Erdoggan must be bitterly regretting the day NATZO persuaded him to create a problem with neighbour Syria.

Dave
Dave
Feb 9, 2022 8:27 PM

I’ve heard war doesn’t release hardly any CO²

wardropper
wardropper
Feb 9, 2022 8:50 PM
Reply to  Dave

Makes one feel so grateful to the authorities for preserving our breathable atmosphere…

NickM
NickM
Feb 10, 2022 8:50 AM
Reply to  Dave

And I’ve heard that the Military are the largest polluters on the planet.

Does anyone have the facts?

NameWithheld
NameWithheld
Feb 10, 2022 9:56 AM
Reply to  NickM
NickM
NickM
Feb 10, 2022 2:18 PM
Reply to  NameWithheld

From your Link:

“The U.S. Military Emits More CO2 Than Many Nations
The U.S. military also has a larger annual carbon footprint than Morocco, Peru, Hungary, Finland, New Zealand and Norway. The research states that if the Pentagon was a nation, it would be the world’s 55th largest CO2 emitter.

War and preparation for it are highly fossil fuel intensive and along with being the single largest energy consumer in the U.S., the Department of Defense is also the world’s single largest institutional petroleum consumer. When it comes to how that energy is consumed, 70 percent is used by moving and burning jet fuel and diesel. It doesn’t help that military equipment is not known for being fuel efficient and it’s thought that the 60,000 humvees remaining in the U.S. inventory only manage four to eight miles per gallon of diesel. Military real estate also has serious energy requirements and in FY2017, the Department of Defense spent $3.5 billion heating, cooling and providing power for 560,000 buildings at 500 different military installations.”