Thursday, February 28, 2013

Purim Costumes on Parade: Twin Towers

 UPDATE BELOW

Freethinker brought this article & the provocative pic from Ynet news to my attention
Thanks freethinker!
Lets walk through this Purim article and note the very different presentations.
One for foreign consumption, the other for domestic.

 Ynet news:  http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4348121,00.html
An article about Purim. How do I know, since this is not in English.
Obviously, I put it through the translate function of Google, which results in this:

http://translate.google.ca/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ynet.co.il%2Farticles%2F0%2C7340%2CL-4348121%2C00.html

Including a "Google Error" stating that this page is available in English
( If anyone can do screen shots, feel free. I am not that technical)
 And the article is available in English. That is correct.
However there is quite a difference between the images of Purim costumes on parade, presented in the two articles.
Here is the English link and a link to the Israeli version of this Purim holiday coverage

Ileana and Nehorai 7 people dressed up as the twin towers (Photo: Bad Beaton)

The Israeli article has this costume on parade.
Is this an appropriate celebratory costume for Purim?
I don't know. I don't celebrate Purim.
Is Purim a celebration of death? Judging by the 'costumes' these children are dressed in it would seem so.

I understand Bibi Netanyahu was pleased with  9/11
Netanyahu says 9/11 terror attacks good for Israel
 "We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq," Ma'ariv quoted the former prime minister as saying. He reportedly added that these events "swung American public opinion in our favor."
Taking into consideration all the benefits that accrued to Israel because of 9/11 as suggested by Mr Netanyahu, it would seem the two towers under attack could be construed as something celebratory in Israeli society.
Others may feel differently
UPDATE BEGINS jamesFebruary 28, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Hi Pen,
Richard Edmondson has a very good article about Purim here
Thanks for the heads-up James! It was a good read. Thanks, also to Richard for taking the time to write a very informative article

BTW: don't forget my two earlier posts, it was a busy day ;)

 Abdication of the Pope, Phrophecy and Usary in Christendom

Are the US and Russia bridging the divide on Syria?

Abdication of the Pope, Phrophecy and Usary in Christendom

 We are having a Pope-apalooza for today. I will add some news links later on.
Enjoy the interviews and share some constructive thoughts!!!

Tom Horn. Until I heard this interview this individual was completely unknown to me.
So, this is all new to me.
After listening, twice, it seemed worth posting
Is anyone familiar with this author?
Has anyone read his book?

Thanks to Henrik @ Red Ice Radio for making this interview available


Thomas Horn is an internationally recognized lecturer, radio host and bestselling author of several books including his newest books, Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope Is Here. He returns to Red Ice to discuss the recent abdication of Pope Benedict the 16th and the prophecy of the final pope, "Peter the Roman," whose reign would end in the destruction of Rome. The pope of lists from St. Malachy's heralds the beginning of "great apostasy" followed by "great tribulation" sets the stage for the imminent unfolding of apocalyptic events. According to this prophecy, the next pope will be a false prophet who leads the world's religious communities into embracing a political leader known as Antichrist.




There is an interview with this same fellow from last year that might be good to give a listen to also

Tom Horn - Hour 1 - Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope

Also related and another interview I found quite enlightening. Many readers here are likely familiar with Michael Hoffman

 Michael Hoffman - Hour 1 - Abdication of the Pope & Usury in Christendom
 Michael Hoffman is a former reporter for the Associated Press and the author of six books of radical history, journalism and literature. He describes himself as a "heretical writer." Hoffman is also the managing editor of the newsletter Revisionist History. In the first hour, we begin discussing Pope Benedict’s resignation. Michael questions who procured his abdication and he talks about ruthlessness in the pious conclaves. We’ll also discuss Masonry within the Roman Catholic Church. Then, we talk about his new book Usury in Christendom: The Mortal Sin that Was and Now is Not.



In total about 3 hours of listening


 

Are the US and Russia bridging the divide on Syria?

Interesting article from Christian Science Monitor
Stalemate in Syria
After a surprisingly positive first meeting (so we are told) between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Berlin Tuesday, Russian experts say they're hopeful that a real opportunity has opened up to pressure the Bashar al-Assad regime and Syria's fractured rebel movement to come to the bargaining table and discuss a negotiated end to the stalemated civil war that has killed around 70,000 people in the past two years.


After a visit by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem to Moscow on Monday, the Russians insist they have firm assurances that the Syrian government has a negotiating team in place and is ready to sit down with opponents, even armed rebels, to discuss a transitional government. They say the onus is now on the US and its allies to bring pressure on the main Syrian rebel groups (the onus has always been on the US and allies) – who will be gathering together at a Friends of Syria meeting in Rome on Thursday – to accept that the only way to stop the bloodshed and end the impasse is to sit down with at least elements of the Assad regime and hammer out a political way forward.

"I think it's clear that Russia can deliver the Assad regime on this point, and bring them to the table for talks with the rebels," says Andrei Baklitsky, an expert with the PIR Center, an independent Moscow-based security think tank.

"Russian diplomacy has been pretty consistent on the need for such talks (Russian diplomacy has been consistent all along. US and allies, not so much)and Moscow is ready to do its part. But I would think it's the US that has a problem here. If Washington is going to change its approach, and come out in favor of negotiations, it may find itself unable to bring the rebels to the table. (unable to bring the rebels and maybe the Israeli's?)The Syrian rebels are very fragmented, have little common ground, and some of them are completely intransigent. Some of them didn't even want to go to Rome, to sit down with their friends, much less engage in talks with the Assad regime," he says.
Both Mr. Lavrov and Mr. Kerry came out of their two-hour Berlin meeting saying optimistic things, which is remarkable in itself given the extremely strained condition of the US-Russia relationship these days. Lavrov told journalists that the two had a meeting of minds about the need to take urgent steps to end Syria's nightmare.

"It’s not that everything depends on us, but we shall do all we can to create conditions for the soonest start of a dialogue between the government and the opposition," Lavrov said.
 State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters that the two spent the bulk of their time discussing Syria "and how we can work together to implement the Geneva agreement." That deal, reached last summer, commits both sides to promoting a political settlement but has so far proven hopelessly vague on whether Assad needs to step down before the negotiating process can begin.

Even if Russia and the US can work together to induce their respective clients to the bargaining table, what would they have to talk about? 

I found this reporting interesting and a tad more honest in it's opening narration then much of what has been presented via the msm.
However, the article ends, in a way suggesting that this bridge may not be crossed at all and goes back into the familiar narrative

"Let's count the miracles that have to happen here," says Georgy Mirsky, senior researcher at the official Institute of World Economy and International Relations in Moscow. "First, we have to get the opposition to give up their hope of eventual military victory and agree to talk with the regime. Second, Assad has to step down and delegate power to a deputy, whom the rebels would be willing to deal with. And if Assad refuses to go, no miracle of talks is likely to take place at all...."
George Mirsky is still stating  "Assad has to step down" That is not promising.  Assad still has support amongst the populace that Western leadership could only dream of.
"And if those two miracles do happen, what's to say that the rebel fighters inside Syria will accept any agreement their supposed leaders in the diaspora have made? After all, these are increasingly hardline Islamists, who have been fighting hard for two years, and they are not prepared to be sidelined by some deal between the regime and foreign-based opposition leaders," he says.
"What are the chances all these miracles are going to happen? Really, not so much."
 No guarantee of rebel compliance... As if they are acting independently?
Almost as if the piece raises hopes, just to dash them!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Syria Plan B: Destabilization via humanitarian relief- Part 3

So, I am a day late with part 3, apologies.
What can I say? Better late then not all?
Quick rehash

The initial Plan B post rehashed the no fly zone/lethal support theme to bring down the legitimate Syrian government.

In the follow up post Plan B for Syria: Part 2 we touched on the increase of lethal support aka heavy weapons delivery to the NATO destabilizers in Syria through Jordan and Israel

In this post which is Part 3, were going to look at the ruse of “humanitarian” provisions coming through Turkey as a cover for NATO expansion into northern Syria enabling and providing for an alternative NATO created illegitimate government seated in Syria

As was done in Libya; I will refresh your memory regarding this exact action previously undertaken in  Libya
Turkey's NGO, IHH and it's role in the destruction Of Libya

Humanitarian aid from Turkey to the NATO merc/destabilizers in Libya enabled the creation of the no fly zone, the formation of a NATO protectorate in Libya and a zone from which to attack the rest of the country.

If you haven't been following paying attention, your should be, because there will be a quiz! LOL

Back to Syria:
Syrian Opposition to for “government” for liberated areas
Liberated. You gotta love the spin. Liberated of Syrians. Through NATO terror tactics, but, I digress
Syria’s opposition National Coalition decided on Friday to form a government to run areas of the country “liberated” by rebels and will meet in early March to name a prime minister, a spokesman said.

“We agreed to form a government to run the affairs of the liberated areas,” Walid al-Bonni said after a meeting in Cairo.

He added that the coalition would meet on March 2 to decide on the composition of the planned government and to choose its head, with members of the group saying the gathering would take place in Istanbul.
Bonni said he hoped the rebel government would be based in Syria.

In early March NATO goons will meet to form a government that they hope to base in Syria.


Turkey, coincidentally or not and I say NOT, has also got this on the agenda

Turkey to establish relief corridor for Syria with new world-wide campaign
“world wide campaign” Really?



Refresher? Which nation was pushing the concept of ‘relief corridors’?
In case you have forgotten, let me remind you....it was France and this concept initially came up some time ago
I covered the relief corridor spin back in 2011 and likely many other times afterwards.
So the relief corridors have been a long time plan.

 Turkey’s relief corridor named "Winter has come... Bread and Blanket for Syria" campaign initiated on December 27, 2012 by official institutions and NGOs.

Initiated December 2012, coming into being when winter is done... why?

“A world-wide campaign will be initiated to establish a humanitarian relief corridor for Syria from March 30 onwards.
A civil initiative is to be put in place due to the state level attempts filed at the United Nations not yielding results.

All NGOs in the world and activists will be contacted in this framework and a campaign will be initiated to establish a relief corridor for Syria. “Demonstrations will be organized in front of institutions such as the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), European Union and Organization of Islamic Cooperation to raise awareness.”
 Demonstrations to raise awareness???
Clearly a public relations campaign is being set up.. With all NGO and activists being mobilized.

It has to be asked humanitarian mission or psychological operation?
-If this is really about feeding people, what the hell is the show for?
-If this is really a humanitarian mission, to relieve Syrians during the winter months, why is it being “reinitiated” for March 30/2012
Reinitiated indicates to me, this ‘humanitarian’ mission did not get off the ground in December.
I suppose bread and blankets weren’t really necessary in January?
Or, had the rebels not gained enough territory to kick this mission off?
Or, had NATO not got their lackey government organized well enough in December.
Is NATO assuming that by next month all their machinations and manipulations will pay off?
With the heavy weapons making there way in the hands of the NATO merc/terrorists and possibly a  NATO government ensconced in the North, it  would seem that the no fly zone can come into fruition

LA TIMES

“It’s my hope that we’re getting ready to put down some hard cash for this coalition so it can start governing in the liberated areas in a meaningful way,” he said, referring to the Syrian National Coalition formed in November and tasked with naming a shadow government.”
A shadow government.

Yet there is an acknowledged glitch.....
from the same article linked above

“The Russians control one of the major routes for American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the northern supply route” that wends its way from Kabul through the Salang Tunnel into the former Soviet republics of Central Asia, he said. Departing equipment convoys can reach allied European ports from there by road or rail through Western Russia -- as long as Moscow is of a mind to facilitate their passage.”

Is this why Russia has allowed this major route to be used?
Enabling Russia to make life difficult for the Americans should it be necessary?
Will Moscow continue to be of the mind to facilitate US troop passage?

Monday, February 25, 2013

UN Staff at Golan Missing- The story changes

 Check the update at the bottom
 The Austrian has now become a Canadian...... this sets off many warning bells


Carl Kampo, Austria-born legal advisor to force monitoring ceasefire abducted on February 7.

Why is the story being reported on at this time?
An advisor to the commander of the United Nations force monitoring the ceasefire in the Golan Heights (UNDOF) was kidnapped on February 7.
According to reports, Carl Kampo is a legal advisor from Austria. No further details were immediately available and the report has not been officially confirmed. 
 The United Nations confirmed a member of the UN peacekeeping force is missing.

"We can confirm that a staff member is not accounted for and we are in touch with the relevant parties to determine what has happened," UN deputy spokesman Eduardo del Buey said Monday. "We have no further comment at this time."

The UN would not say whether the missing person was a peacekeeper or a civilian staff member.

  Rebels have recently gained control over several towns in the Golan area but it remains unclear whether they were involved in the kidnapping. 


Can we say, handy pretext for Israeli border expansion or attack..

IDF sources believe that Syrian villages near the border are home to global terror operatives who may be planning a major attack. 


Now the Austrian is a Canadian?!?!?!

UN adviser missing on Israel-Syria border is a Canadian’

The UN staffer who disappeared several days ago in the Syrian Golan Heights is a Canadian citizen
 Carl Campeau, a Canadian legal adviser.
The Canadian Embassy in Israel responded to an inquiry regarding Campeau saying, “We are pursuing all appropriate channels to seek further information.”
The embassy would not officially confirm that Campeau was the missing UN staffer.
Canada officially withdrew its contingent from the peacekeeping force on the Syrian border in September 2012.
This story smells worse then it did last night when it first broke
I find it completely non credible that the UN would not be aware of the nationalities of their peacekeepers.
If Canada withdrew its peacekeeping contingent force from the Syrian border, how could this person be a Canadian?
This scenario is very suspect!

But, wait...... there is more. Much more:

 Cheney-Linked Company to Drill in Occupied Golan Heights

How is it that Israel can makes deals to drill in  the illegally, unlawfully Occupied Territory that is actually belonging to Syria

The Israeli government awarded a local subsidiary of U.S.-based Genie Energy the rights to explore for oil and natural gas in about 150 square miles of the southern section of the Golan Heights. The United Nations last year extended the mandate for the region's U.N. Disengagement Observer Force mission.

 Genie Energy said there may be "significant quantities" of natural resources in the region. The license area encompasses about 150 square miles of the southern portion of the Golan Heights, considered territory occupied by the Israeli military.

Israel exploiting Syrian crisis in Golan oil exploration

 An Israeli plan to drill for oil in the Golan Heights aims to entrench the country's hold on a territory Israel annexed from Syria despite international opposition, analysts said yesterday.

Experts say the Israeli decision to issue its first oil-exploration permit in the Golan to a settler-run company, was at least partly driven by the ultranationalist ideology of Israel's minister of water and energy resources, Uzi Landau, in a bid to convey a message that the Golan would not easily be returned to Syria.

The Israelis also appear to be taking advantage of the violence and chaos in Syria.

The timing of the decision "is directly related to the fact that the Syrian government is not free to deal with this problem and that the Syrian army cannot pose a threat to Israel right now", said Yaron Ezrahi, an Israeli political analyst.

"This is mostly an Israeli ploy to deepen its commitment to the occupied Golan Heights," said Mr Ezrahi. "It's part of the right's political programme."

Cui bono:  used either to suggest a hidden motive or to indicate that the party responsible for something may not be who it appears at first to be
 Israel has obviously been a major beneficiary of the destabilization of Syria.

 

Plan B for Syria: Preparations, Part 2

This article is a continuation on the theme of a post put up on Friday: Obama needs a Plan B for Syria: Drawing In Lebanon? I will put the third part up tomorrow in hopes of keeping this enjoyably readable

 Looking at the influx of heavy weapons into Syria. Through what means do the arms flow.
And, what does the arms flow mean?

A new influx of weapons to rebels tilts battle against Assad- Washington Post
A surge of rebel advances in Syria is being fueled at least in part by an influx of heavy weaponry in a renewed effort by outside powers to “arm moderates” in the Free Syrian Army, according to Arab and rebel officials.

“arm moderates”
You know that is pure mind control. There is no discernment, no discrimination on where these heavy weapons are directed. Propaganda pure and simple that will be ignored here, in favour of the facts.

The new armaments, including anti-tank weapons and recoilless rifles, have been sent across the Jordanian border into the province of Daraa in recent weeks

The officials declined to identify the source of the newly provided weapons but they noted that the countries most closely involved in supporting the rebels’ campaign to oust Assad......

The "countries most closely involved in supporting the rebels" /NATO mercs to oust Assad. Which nations might those be?
“They include the United States and its major European allies, along with Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the two countries most directly involved in supplying the rebels”


“The idea was to get heavier stuff, intensify supply”


Louay al-Mokdad, the political and media coordinator for the Free Syrian Army, confirmed that the rebels have procured new weapons donated from outside Syria

Donated? How very charitable. More spin. More perception management.
Another coordinator for the Free Syrian Army, whose units have received small quantities of donated weaponry in the past two weeks

The goal of the supplies also is to shift the focus of the war away from the north toward the south and the capital.

Clearly an expansion of this ongoing attack is at hand.
What other nation would be playing a role in distributing weapons near the capital of Syria.
The obvious answer is..... Israel.

Jerusalem Post acknowledges Israel’s role in the movement of weapons near Damascus. Israel the destabilizer of Syria:

Israel is closely "monitoring" the transfer of certain kinds of weapons to Syrian rebel groups

                        http://www.jpost.com/HttpHandlers/ShowImage.ashx?ID=186260
                                     Free Syria Army member with an assault rifle

Monitoring defined: Observe and check the progress or quality of (something) over a period of time; keep under systematic review” 
 Therefore, if Israel is “monitoring”, it should be stated categorically, that Israel is overseeing the distribution and transferal of weapons into Syria over a  period of time.

 By overseeing the weapons distribution Israel is then able to monitor weapons transfers to the NATO mercs destabilizing Syria.
Refresh your memory with the post from last week because this is where the previously mentioned field hospital comes into play Israel to set up field hospital to aid 'Syrian' refugees

As Freethinker correctly observed regarding the  multi-purpose field hospital


I suspect any field hospital will also be used as an interrogation and intelligence centre.
And provide cover for weapons distribution!

Back to JP

“Israel isn’t going to interfere and stop weapons shipments to the rebels at this point, but it wants to make sure it knows what they have”

Of course Israel isn’t going to interfere. They are encouraging. Aiding. Assisting.
Lots of spin in the JP article along the same line as the WP piece. NATO media always stays on message.
 Arms going to the “right” terrorists as opposed to the “wrong” terrorists, of course.

Now back to WP article;
Why move more weapons into the South of Syria?
Rebel gains across the north of the country over the past year were posing no major threat to the regime in Damascus.
“Daraa and Damascus are the key fronts on the revolution, and Damascus is where it is going to end,” he said.
The M-79 anti-tank weapons in particular appear to be giving the rebels new confidence to attack government positions and armor, said Jeff White of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, who says he also noted the unexpected appearance of the weapons in rebel videos several weeks ago.
Though there have been scattered sightings of the new weapons in other parts of the country, including Aleppo as well as Idlib and Deir al-Zour
Hamwi said he suspects the real aim of the international effort is to provide the rebels with just enough firepower to pressure Assad into accepting a negotiated settlement but not enough to enable them to overthrow him

Really? Not enough weapons to overthrow Assad?


Yet, the WP article ends with this

Although plans for an offensive on Damascus are being readied.....

Nearly two decades of no global warming: From the Globaloneyists

But much globaloney!

Brief digression:
A word that came to my attention, attributed to Clare Booth Luce, in a book I was reading some years back.

Clare assailed Vice President Henry A. Wallace's freedom-of-the-air policy to insure international peace, calling it "globaloney."
 A term also attributed to the creation of the UN many decades ago. It works

The promoters of globaloney are the Globaloneyists.

Digression over. Onto the news at hand

Nearly two decades no increase in global temperatures

Not a surprise. It's always been all style and no substance from the one world tyranny at the IPCC for a very, very long time now. Actually from it’s inception the IPCC was charged with creating the illusion of ‘man made global warming’ for a political/profit agenda.  This UN/US/UK plan was not about aiding humanity. The UN does not really concern itself with the well being of humanity or the quality of life on planet Earth. One needs only look at the UN’s propensity for supporting endless war, bloodshed and mayhem to understand that obvious, in your face, FACT.
The UN is an illusion. Created to blind or fool mankind into holding fallacious beliefs.

Rajendra Pachauri, has acknowledged a 17-year pause in global temperature rises.

Dr Hansen, from the NASA Institute for Space Studies, has also acknowledged the pause in global temperature rises over the past decade.
In a paper published last month he said the five-year mean global temperature had been flat for a decade, "which we interpret as a combination of natural variability and a slowdown in the growth rate of the net climate forcing".

All these many years have passed and anthropogenic global warming has been hyped all along.
Meanwhile... reality being, you know, real. Actual. Global temperatures have not risen for 17 years and the Britians Met office has revised it figures downward for another 5 years, ending in 2017
Meaning that global temperatures will have remained steady for 20 years.

Personally speaking. It has been a long cold winter.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Obama needs a Plan B for Syria: Drawing In Lebanon?

Could the car bomb in Damascus be "Plan B" in practice??

Washington Post
The first element of such a strategy should be to recognize that, if any prospect remains to change the calculations of Assad and his gang, it will be because of bold leadership from Washington, not Moscow — specifically, the use of limited military force, such as airstrikes, to neutralize Assad’s airpower, protect civilians in liberated areas and underscore that the Syrian leader’s cause is hopeless.

Just as a diplomatic settlement was impossible in Bosnia until NATO airstrikes pushed Slobodan Milosevic to the negotiating table, the same may prove true for Syria.

Second, we need to accept the possibility that a negotiated settlement won’t be achievable and start working to mitigate the most sinister consequences of state collapse.

*A negotiated settlement won't be achievable for the simple reason that US/NATO/Israel do not want to achieve a negotiated settlement. This stand explains Khatib's flip flop on talks with the Assad government - Syrian opposition says Bashar al-Assad cannot be part of deal
 Cairo: The opposition Syrian National Coalition is willing to negotiate a peace deal under U.S and Russian auspices to end the country's civil war but President Bashar al-Assad cannot be a party to any settlement
Quite the change form his offer just a couple of weeks back-

Back to WP article.

 This leads to the question of U.S. support for the Syrian opposition. Proponents of arming the rebels — who, as of last fall, we now know, included Obama’s last secretary of state, defense secretary, CIA director and chairman of the Joint Chiefs — have argued that doing so could help tip the balance against Assad, empower moderates and build leverage with the opposition.
These arguments still hold. But there is another, more compelling reason now: Lethal assistance is our last, best tool to help determine whether the post-Assad vacuum is filled by a unified, military opposition that can maintain something resembling order — or a patchwork of ethnic and sectarian militias over which we have no influence. 


What nonsense! Lethal assistance is our last, best tool for a unified military opposition.
This is Libya redux. The US does not want a unified intact Syria. The US/Israel/NATO benefit from weakened Syria, fraught with dissension.

Any hope for the former will require not just funneling weapons to guerrilla groups in the shadows but also a large-scale, transparent U.S.-sponsored effort to train, equip and mentor a new Syrian army.
Such a shift in strategy would run against the instincts of the Obama administration — its aversion to nation-building and military intervention, and its preference for letting others lead.
The US averse to nation building and military intervention? Is this writer delusional? Or  hoping you, the reader of this piece of arrogant tripe, are delusional. In denial?  Or just plain stupid?
If John Kerry hopes to save Syria, the leader whose calculations he will need to change is not Vladimir Putin nor even Bashar al-Assad but the president of the United States.
Hopes to save Syria? I shudder reading that. It is the US that has brought this rain of terror on Syria.


At the beginning of this article the Washington Post author writes this regarding Russia and China's non compliance regarding Russia


This is not because of Russian arms sales or naval facilities in Syria, nor for any lack of U.S. engagement with Moscow. Rather, the Kremlin believes it has a broader interest in thwarting another U.S.-engineered regime change — seeing such interventions, stretching from Serbia to Libya, as a threat to international stability and as a precedent that could someday be used against itself.
I  have mentioned this very fact, repeatedly. Here on the blog. In several previous posts.

* "thwarting another US engineered regime change" "stretching from Serbia to Libya"

*Russia is already under attack and has been for some time via NATO's Islamist mercs in Chechnya.
This is why a negotiated settlement for Syria, enabling Syria to rebuild over time and allowing Russia to gain influence in the Middle East is the best case scenario for Russian interests. And Syrian interests at this point.
However, it looks as if NATO is not going to let that happen, for what should be very obvious reasons.

One more issue that needs addressing:
Are the NATO mercs beginning to attack Lebanon?
NATO mercs, Brand FSA, have claimed they will "retaliate" against Lebanon.
The need for retaliation is a very familiar meme, or narrative, if you prefer.
Here is the claim

"We [FSA] are announcing and warning that if Hezbollah will not stop shelling the Syrian lands, villages and civilians from inside the Lebanese territories within 48 hours of issuance of this statement, we will respond to the sources of fire by our hands and eliminate it from inside the Lebanese lands,"
And the counter claim: Political analyst and Geo-strategic expert Amine Hotait

"It's all fabricated lies. Hezbollah has courage enough to announce its plans and actions. Besides, everybody knows that there are 23 Lebanese villages on the Lebanese- Syrian borders, but they are inside the Syrian territories, and these villages are inhabited by Shiite Lebanese. Those Shiite Lebanese, who support the Resistance of Hezbollah,  are being targeted by An-Nusra front fighters and the Free Army. These people are defending themselves; and they cannot allow the free army to invade them and kill their families. This would never happen," he told RT Arabic.

I see. So, the Shiite Lebanese residents are being attacked by the NATO mercs (Sunni Islamists of the Salafi/Wahabi ilk) who are not supporting the NATO terrorists.
Well, well, well doesn't the counter claim sound much more realistic then the FSA claim?
In fact it reads and is most certainly a replay of the scenarios that have played out all over Syria.
NATO's mercs lay seige to a town, whether it is Christians or Shiites, then claim they are being attacked. Often times these 'stories' play out right in front of the compliant western media stooges.

Should we believe that this is just some random threat made by the FSA rebels without the permission, endorsement or encouragement of NATO?

It's not a belief I hold.

UPDATE! NATO HAS NO QUALMS ABOUT USING CHILD SOLDIERS

A Muslim teenager from Ireland who joined rebels in Syria last year has been killed, it was reported. Shamseddin Gaidan, 16,   Libyan born ,  who lived near Dublin, died last week, his father Ibrahim said.
"We don't know where or how he was killed and we don't know where his body might be," Mr Gaidan told the Irish Times.
"It is very difficult to get any information. This confusion makes our grief much worse."
Shamseddin reportedly moved to Ireland from Libya with his family in 2001. His father runs a Halal grocery shop in Navan, Co Meath.
The teenager spent his summer holidays in Libya last year and was supposed to fly back to Ireland via Istanbul in mid-August. 

This child was 4. Just 4 years old when his family moved to Ireland. He had no connection to this fight what so ever but appears to have been most likely brainwashed into supporting the cause. I am sure he was told it was honourable, just and correct. And as a gullible minor lapped it up.

Huge Car Bomb in Syria & US support of Terrorism


A huge car bomb in the Syrian capital Damascus has sent smoke billowing across the capital's skyline.
Syrian media and pan-Arab satellite station al-Jazeera have spoken of deaths and injuries resulting from the blast, which state media have blamed on "terrorists".
Earlier, Russia and Arab League leaders offered to broker direct talks between the Syrian government and its opponents. 
Russia and the Arab League (not the GCC) offered to broker talks.
What party/ies are not interested in a political settlement ?

Unsurprisingly, the US blocked condemnation at the Security Council of this act of TERRORISM against the Syrian people.

 The car bomb killed 53 people on Thursday on a busy highway
-People on their way to work. On their way to school. Shopping. Other errands.
 In other words....ordinary people-this act of terrorism targeting ordinary people, on an ordinary day, indicates to us that this is not the act of a popular uprising.

 "We are disappointed that, as a result of the United States' position at the United Nations Security Council, the terrorist act in Syria was not condemned,"
 If the US was so firmly against terrorism, going so far as to fight a 'war on terror', why not condemn a very obvious act of terrorism against ordinary citizens, on an ordinary day??

Clearly, the US approves of this act of terror against the Syrian people
It is that clear and obvious.

Updates in new post

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Russian Anti-Terror Troops Arrive in Syria: Really?

Last post for the day! Promise.
 I am unsure what to make of this  ABC article.
Admittedly, I don't like how the piece is written. It reads like a gossip piece.
So, why even promote or use it?
Propaganda to demonize Russia?
Fact?
A message from one party to another via the media?
Perception management?
Be sure to share a thought or two....

A Russian military unit has arrived in Syria, according to Russian news reports, a development that a United Nations Security Council source told ABC News was "a bomb" certain to have serious repercussions.

Russia, one of President Bashar al-Assad's strongest allies despite international condemnation of the government's violent crackdown on the country's uprising, has repeatedly blocked the United Nations Security Council's attempts to halt the violence, accusing the U.S. and its allies of trying to start another war.

Now the Russian Black Sea fleet's Iman tanker has arrived in the Syrian port of Tartus on the Mediterranean Sea with an anti-terror squad from the Russian Marines aboard according to the Interfax news agency. The Assad government has insisted it is fighting a terrorist insurgency. The Russian news reports did not elaborate on the Russian troops' mission in Syria or if they are expected to leave the port.
 The presence of Russian troops in Syria could be a "pretty obvious" show of support to the regime, according to Russian security expert Mark Galeotti.
The Iman replaced another Russian ship "which had been sent to Syria for demonstrating (sic) the Russian presence in the turbulent region and possible evacuation of Russian citizens," the Black Sea Fleet told Interfax.
RIA Novosti, a news outlet with strong ties to the Kremlin,(??) trumpeted the news in a banner headline that appeared only on its Arabic language website. The Russian embassy to the U.S. and to the U.N. had no comment, saying they have "no particular information on" the arrival of a Russian anti-terrorism squad to Syria.
Moscow has long enjoyed a cozy relationship with the Assad regime, to which it sells billions of dollars of weapons. In return Russia has maintained a Navy base at Tartus, which gives it access to the Mediterranean.

Last week Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia had no plans to send troops to Syria.

"As for the question whether I consider it necessary to confront the United States in Syria and ensure our military presence there… in order to take part in military actions -- no. I believe this would be against Russia's national interests," Lavrov told lawmakers, according to RIA Novosti.

Russia's Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov denied reports that Russian special forces were operating inside Syria. He did say, however, that there are Russian military and technical advisors in the country.

U.S. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said the U.S. government had not heard of the reports of Russian troops in Syria and declined to comment.

And there you have it.

42 Fallacies for Free: Professor Michael Labossiere

PDF Link :42 Fallacies.


Michael Labossiere "Worth every penny" ;)
Except in Canada.
A country that has stopped making pennies.
But. I digress.....

If you are unfamiliar with Mr Labossiere, you can check out a presentation with Jan Irvin, linked at the side of the blog : Logical Fallacies/Propaganda Techniques explained

Then, download the book (about 60 pages) and get an understanding of logical fallacies.

Israelis arrested in Romania: Suspicion of human egg trafficking

Israel and organ trafficking. Israel and human trafficking. Israel and drug trafficking.
How about Israelis and human egg trafficking?- Ynet
God's chosen?
Just when you think you have read it all......
The two Israelis involved have had their passports returned, therefore I would expect they will make their way back to Israel

Two Israelis who were arrested Tuesday in Romania have been released to their hotel in Bucharest, Romania early Wednesday.

 The two got their passports back, but the stay of exit order issued against them still stands.

The two, Prof. Raphael Ron-El who runs the In Vitro Fertilization Clinic at Israel's Assaf Harofeh Medical Center and laboratory technician Dafna Komarovsky, were detained during a raid Tuesday on a fertility clinic in Bucharest for alleged involvement in the sale of local women’s eggs to Israeli couples.

 In addition, some 30 people – both Romanian and Israeli – were questioned. It is believed there was cooperation between representatives of private clinics in Bucharest, and fertility experts from Israel, breaking the country’s organ transplantation law. The medical center released a statement saying Professor Ron-El "has been working with this Bucharest clinic for 15 years, backed by the approval of the Israeli Health Ministry and with a Romanian work license. Throughout this period, his actions followed Israeli and Romanian law.
Of course the Professor is going to make exactly the type of statement made

 Local police searched the clinic, suspecting that Israeli experts were making substantial earnings from the illegal business run at the location. Romanian police said that the clinic recruited women and girls who agreed to allow their eggs to be removed and used in fertility treatments.

In addition to searching the clinic, local authorities searched the homes of six people under investigation. According to the authorities, experts in the clinic removed the eggs of Romanian women between the ages of 18 – 30, some students, paying them between 600-800 euros ($800-1,066).

 Most of the people who benefited from the service were Israeli women who visited Romania for artificial insemination, and the suspects made "considerable financial gains" through this illegal human egg trafficking, police said in a statement. According to police, they sold the eggs for a price of 3,000-4,000 euros ($4,000-5,330)

Just a few weeks back we had the news of Israeli authorities sterilizing Ethiopian Jews
Now we have Israelis benefiting from black market human eggs and the exploitation of the poor
 I shake my head..... in disgust

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Israel to set up field hospital to aid 'Syrian' refugees

Yes, you are reading that correctly.
Israel is setting up a field hospital on the Syrian border to aid Syrian refugees
Suuuuuurree.............

The Israeli army plans to erect a field hospital on the Syrian border to treat injured refugees.
The hospital is to be set up in the central Golan Heights or near the Quneitra border crossing with Syria.

Queneitra:  Much of that area occupied by Israel

"Much of the governorate was captured by Israel in the 1967 and 1973"

Queneitra: the crossing in which IDF and NATO mercs pass into Syria despite the presence of the UN. Or because of the presence of UN peacekeepers?

This incident from a few days ago ( Feb 16/2012) coincides nicely with the 'Syrians' treated in an Israeli hospital.
Quneitra rebels briefly controlled a military checkpoint in the town of Khan Arnaba before they withdrew...
Why would they have withdrawn? Did Syrian regular army force them to withdraw?
How many IDF were with the rebels? Or was it all IDF? Would these persons, forced to withdraw due obviously to the involvement of Syrian army, be our patients in the Israeli hospital. I would think so.
How about you?

BTW: in case this thought didn't cross your mind, let me help by mentioning this...

*Israel admitting they are setting up a field hospital indicates that Israel is fully involved in the attack on Syria to the extent that it's forces are taking casualties.

*It may also indicate to us all that Israel is going to increase it's activity in Syria and will be requiring the field hospital for immediate treatment of soldiers and perhaps their NATO merc pals?

Just a thought!

Now onto an update regarding the 'Syrians' in the Israeli hospital,  initially mentioned here: "Syrians" hurt in Syria being treated in Israel ??

Other then the narrative promoted in the Israeli media there is no real information that validates the Israeli  claim of Syrians being treated. Israel is even going so far as keeping these persons “under guard for their own protection”   An act I find very odd.


 Dr. Oscar Embon: "The Syrians are under guard for their own protection”



 "Under guard" 
Under guard from what? Under guard from whom?
The media, perhaps?
If Israel is so graciously treating Syrians why not allow the media in to interview them?
Showcase the hospitality of the Israeli nation and the terrific medical treatment bestowed on these refugees Really, wouldn't that be great PR for the state of Israel? Sure it would be!
And yet, Israel is keeping them under guard?
Maybe the guard is not on duty to keep the media away from the 'Syrians' ??
Perhaps there is another reason these individuals need guarding?? Is Dr. Embon  suggesting that the Israeli staff and other Israelis that enter the hospital cannot be trusted around the ‘Syrians’?
Does Oscar think some random Israeli might wig out and try to harm/kill one of these ‘Syrians’, thereby necessitating their "under guard" status? 
Just considering all the reasons for the Guard being present.

If you're at all curious about the condition of these persons in hospital you will be saddened to read that their recovery time is expected to be long. Very long.
" Long recovery awaits wounded Syrians in Israeli hospital"

Contradicting the earlier reporting:

One of the Syrians was seriously wounded, four were moderately wounded and two had light wounds. A spokesman said wounded are likely to be hospitalized for about a week.

Which means they would or should have been out of hospital by this week's end.
It seems as if the  “long recovery” message virtually guarantees this story is going away and no one is going to report on who (IDF) was really in the hospital in Israel (IDF)


Monday, February 18, 2013

Are the winds of change blowing in Syria? -UPDATED

If the US plays poker and Russia plays chess........Adrian Salbuchi paraphrased
How to interpret these THREE news stories?
Is change in the air??

E.U. foreign ministers reject arming Syrian rebels

Rejecting a push by Britain, European governments on Monday decided against providing weapons to Syrian rebel forces, expressing fears that more arms would only lead to more bloodshed in a conflict that already has taken nearly 70,000 lives.

I see that the numbers provided by the Saudi’s to John Kerry are not used in this article. No surprise there.

A report issued Monday in Geneva by the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria said the Islamist fighters include foreigners — from Libya, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt — drawn to the Syrian conflict

The number of such foreigners is a small proportion of the total uprising, according to news agency accounts of the report, (What about other accounts? Not news agency accounts. This claim bolsters the official narrative of a homegrown uprising, that has never been the case) but they are considered particularly important because of their experience in irregular warfare and use of homemade bombs. Nevertheless, the commission urged rebel leaders in the umbrella National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces to dissociate themselves from the Islamic groups, which it said would make it easier for Europe, the United States and others to provide aid.

The alleged diverse ‘rebel’ groups cannot dissociate themselves from on another. They are different pieces of the same material. NATO material.

The European Union imposed an arms embargo against Syria in May 2011, covering the government as well as the rebels, but it was scheduled to expire March 1. Monday’s decision renewed the ban for three more months, but, in what was portrayed as a compromise, it contained a promise to alter the terms to permit the supply of more nonlethal equipment designed to save civilian lives.

The ministers did not spell out what that meant in practical terms.
You can read the article entirely at the link

Now, let’s move on to this piece:

Revealed: Russia's double dealing on arms to Assad regime leaves UK isolated over Syria strategy Continuing sales to regime leave UK isolated over its strategy for Syria
Yah gotta love the ‘Independent’ spin. Russia “double dealing”?
How about the US/UK/Israel/GCC double, triple and quadruple dealing
Playing it every which way they can....
Did the Independent get that headline from the NATO information awareness department?

Russia has been accused by Western diplomats of reneging on a pledge to stop supplying arms to the Syrian regime.

From all my reading, which has been plentiful on this subject, there never was a pledge from Russia to stop supplying arms. Russia has made the same statements, repeatedly. About fulfilling prior contracts.

The flow of arms has, however, continued unhindered with the Russians stressing that there was no United Nations prohibition on supplies and it was simply fulfilling its contractual obligations. As well as air- and naval-defence systems, the Kremlin may now be preparing to send Yak-130 jets which can be fitted with missiles to carry out ground attacks, according to American and European officials. Russia's state arms agency holds a $550m contract to supply 36 of the Yaks, which are trainers but can also be used on combat missions.
Russia has insisted that it is within its rights to keep arming the regime as there are no UN resolutions prohibiting this. Anatoly Isaikin, the director of Rosoboronexport, said: "In the absence of [UN] sanctions, we are continuing to fulfil our contract obligations. We are mostly shipping air-defence systems and repair equipment intended for various branches of the military."
However, it is the Syrian regime's air defences, overhauled and upgraded with Russian help, which have been a powerful deterrent against the West declaring a "no-fly zone" of the type which, after it became a bombing campaign, brought down Muammar Gaddafi in Libya.

Western officials also claim that Moscow has refused to provide full details of the contractual obligations they have to fulfil and there is also evidence that the regime is getting further Russian arms through third parties.

Moscow has no obligation to provide full details of any contractual obligations to the West.

The Russians, on the other hand, insist that their opposition to UN resolutions against the Assad regime, bitterly criticised by the US and Britain, has not stopped the building of growing links with the Syrian opposition.

Russia has been dealing with the internal Syrian opposition all along. The external one on occasion.

Then this interesting paragraph. A truthful admission. An admission of nefarious dealings on the part of the West. I am going to highlight it for you all

Ahmad al-Khatib, the head of the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition Forces – set up at the instigation of the West to replace the Syrian National Council.

The instigation of the West. The instigation of the West. The instigation of the West.

Last news item: Mediator Brahimi seeks Syria-opposition talks at UN

International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi called on Sunday for talks between the Syrian opposition and an "acceptable delegation" from the Damascus government on a political solution to the country's 23-month-old civil war.

Which Syrian opposition will be at the talks? Internal? External?
Remember Khatib (external) offered to talk to the Assad government? Khatib’s offer to talk to the Assad government would indicate that representatives of the Assad government could form an acceptable delegation. However there was no agreement on the part of  the Assad government to meet with Khatib. In fact the government of Syria  may have sent a message via the media in Syria snubbing the NATO opposition. The opposition created at the instigation of the West.

Al-Watan newspaper described it as a political “manoeuvre” that comes two years too late.

A political manouevre that comes two years to late


UPDATED BREAKING NEWS: SYRIAN TROOPS POUR INTO ALEPPO

HUNDREDS of troops backed by military vehicles poured into the northern province of Aleppo following rebel advances 

 The reinforcements arrived at the town of Tal-Aran in the southeast of the province.
 Tuesday's deployment follows unexpected advances by the rebels in their thrust to seize control of air bases in northern Syria and to capture Aleppo's international airport.

"A large number of troops are currently approaching Aleppo from the east, redeployed from central Syria, to keep the rebels from taking the country's second-biggest airport," said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman.

"The army will not let Aleppo international airport go without a big fight." (The rebels do not have the airport, it appears that the Army will not let them take it)

On Monday, they made a brief incursion into the airport's (Aleppo International) fuel warehouse before the army pushed them out, a military source said.

The source also said the rebels had seized a building strategically located 200 metres from the airport.
Fighting between rebels and troops also erupted Tuesday in southern Damascus, where the army deployed reinforcements in a bid to drive insurgents out of belts surrounding the capital.

But in Damascus province, as in much of the rest of the country, rebels and the army have reached a military stalemate, said Abdel Rahman (Syrian Observatory)

"Across Syria today, there are hundreds of flashpoints. Both the army and the rebels are over-stretched," he said. (Is Abdel Rahman able to speak to the status of the army?)

"While the rebels have made significant advances in some areas such as Aleppo province, the army is not going to let any strategic area slide. So what we are looking at is a long-term war of attrition."

Sunday, February 17, 2013

"Syrians" hurt in Syria being treated in Israel ??

Yah, this story made me chuckle. The absurdity of it.
Couldn't pass it by. Let's look at this tale with a more critical eye?
 7 Syrians hurt in civil war treated in Israel

You see, 7 Syrians were hurt and Israel is graciously treating them in Israel
The seven Syrians wounded in the upheaval gripping that country for almost two years were evacuated to Israel, and were all in stable condition on Sunday after surgery at Safed’s Ziv Hospital.
Their admission came as a surprise to Ziv, but the hospital spokesman said: “When patients come to the emergency room, we take care of them.”
Yet. Netanyahu has made very clear: "Syrian refugees will not be allowed to cross the Israel border" 
 Israel, that humanitarian nation will not allow Syrian refugees but supposedly allows 7 Syrians cross the border at Golan for medical treatment.???

Netanyahu continues "We will continue to guard our border and prevent passage and entry to Israel, except for exceptional, isolated cases, every one will be considered on its merits."

Sure. “Exceptional, isolated cases” 

Would you really think 7 injured Syrians would qualify as exceptional cases for passage into Israel?
I don't.
That is the first hint that these are not Syrians.
And there are more indicators that tell us these are not Syrians.

Controlling the narrative is at play in this instance and that too tells us much


“It is not known if the men were rebel fighters or belong to forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad”
We are supposed to believe the ‘either/or” paradigm. It’s either this or it’s that. But, don’t think there might be a third choice. Just believe these men are either rebels or their Syrian Army.
But, what if the men are not Syrians, rebels or otherwise?
What if they are Israeli soldiers participating in the destabilization campaign?
Israeli soldiers would surely qualify in such “exceptional, isolated cases”

 Perhaps you still doubt these were Israeli soldiers crossing back into Israel but there is more:


“The men were allowed to cross Israel's frontier with Syria on the Golan Heights after signalling to Israeli soldiers that they were wounded.”
Signalling?

What kind of signal could the Syrians have indicated to IDF? How was the signal transmitted to the IDF?
OBVIOUSLY, it would have to be signals that both parties would be aware of. Could these Syrians have the means, radio etc., to signal the IDF soldiers,?? What signal  would the IDF recognize that would be known by the Syrians?
If the IDF recognized the signal, this would indicate prior knowledge of a correct signal or sign, that would be necessary to gain safe passage and protection in and out of Syria, for Syrians?
How would Syrians have access to this type of information, along with the ability to transmit said signals?

And if you still doubt that these were Israeli soldiers...

Let me take the time to remind you that way back in 2011, August 2011, Israel  had already mined the border between Syria and Israel, including in the Golan Heights

Anticipating attempts by Syrian civilians to cross the border into Israel in September, the IDF has placed antipersonnel landmines along the Syria border in the Golan Heights

Mentioned again in January 2013



"the IDF is deploying new mine fields along the border with Syria “
The IDF has had two years to create new mine fields and replenish old mine fields
Which would present another challenge to our exceptional Syrians crossing into Israel.
How did the Syrians  know exactly where to cross to avoid all those Israeli landmines?
Could they have somehow got a hold of a map that would indicate where those mines are located?
Enabling them to safely make their way back to the border and signal the IDF that they were injured, ensuring them safe passage to an Israeli hospital for treatment.
Would all that be possible for Syrians?
Would Syrians know how to safely traverse the minefields?
Knowing how to signal their injured status to the IDF
I don’t think Syrian’s would have that knowledge
I do think Israeli soldiers participating in the covert attack on Syria would have that knowledge

Just one last point that has to be made:


Israel's claim that these soldiers are "Syrian" gives the Israeli government the ability to deny their involvement in destabilizing Syria. By claiming these are Syrians Israel's government can cover up the fact that these are really IDF soldiers. This lies enables the Israeli government to keep the truth of their involvement in Syria hidden away from the Israeli public.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Syria: Assassination attempts and Saudi casualty count = more lies

Believe it or not, I have been paying attention to Syria
It appears as if the NATO mercs are making another push on that beleaguered country.
Things would improve if NATO and Israel would call off their hired killers
Hired Killers. May Karma strike them down...


 The propaganda war is on an upswing. 
There was an alleged car bomb explosion a few days ago at the Syrian/Turkey border.
I mentioned this in the comments section a few days back..
The external opposition is spinning this as an attempt to derail talks offered by SNC.
Bullocks! Pure showmanship.
Let's have a look at the narrative
Car bomb was Bashar al-Assad bid to wreck peace talks, says opposition
 The head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has accused Bashar al-Assad’s regime of attempting to assassinate him with a car bomb.
There were no talks agreed to. The NATO backed opposition "offered" but that was an empty offer.

As Khatib states

 "The regime has not given a clear answer so far"
Reported two days ago

Keeping the bogus claim of 'assassination' prior to talks that were not happening, we have to ask why more lies.... and why more lies now?
Bear in mind  that the assassination  story is being spun, in the matter it is, to bolster the latest from the skull and bonesman, John Kerry. The Frankenstein monster to Hillary’s Witch.
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Note the resemblance?

  The newest war mongering Secretary of State has begun spinning an even more exaggerated death toll in the Syrian destabilization. He is attempting to jump start the lie campaign with a new bigger, better, bolder number. This time..90,000.Of course the Saudi’s informed Mr Kerry of that figure. So, we know that figure is a worthless lie. The Saudi's have been up to it, deep, in destabilizing Syria.

Back 4 days ago when the news of the explosion/assassination attempt first broke at the border
It went, something like this.

“We don’t know whether this was a suicide bomb or whether a car that was smuggling petrol across the border blew up,” one Turkish official told Reuters news agency.
“Four Turkish nationals are dead”
My first thought was that the NATO backed rebels blew themselves up in the area between the Turkish border and a probable target somewhere in Syria, probably Aleppo.

Television footage and photographs showed severe damage to a series of cars at the border, where a gate was blown open and part of the roof collapsed.

The Cilvegozu border gate, several miles outside the town of Reyhanli, sits opposite the Syrian gate of Bab al-Hawa, which the rebels captured last July.
We have the rebels in control of the area, including the Syrian gate of Bab al Hawa which sits directly opposite the Civelegozu gate that was damaged in the explosion. We know Turkey has been aiding and abetting the flow of explosives, armaments and fighters over the border for two years now!

Therefore there is absolutely zero reason to think this has anything to do with the Assad regime and everything to do with NATO’s terrorists making a faux pas of some sort

That said we should automatically expect NATO/Turkey to may hay of this. They did with the mortar shells way back And they are now. Hence the spin about sabotaging the ‘talks’

Getting back to John Kerry

 Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Wednesday that he is drafting diplomatic proposals to persuade Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to give up power

The cautious remarks were another sign that the Obama administration is scaling back its ambitions for Syria while expressing support for the shaky political opposition coalition it helped to establish late last year. A year after declaring that Assad’s days were numbered, U.S. officials no longer put any estimate on how long the Syrian dictator might remain in power.

 The United States and key Arab and European partners have ruled out military intervention on behalf of the Syrian rebels who have fought the regime to what is basically a standstill.
 A standstill it was, however, it is clear the US and allies particularly Israel do not want Assad in Syria
Hence the latest push. Should the rebels succeed in holding anything , after nearly two years of trying, the US and allies will change their tune
Let's hope the NATO mercs continue to fail