Sunday, August 25, 2013

Distraught Over Syrian Coverage

I know I should know better, but as I remarked earlier after spending a week falling behind on everything else to expose the AmeriKan media lies, the lies then continued and have never stopped.

"Assad ready to talk peace, Russia says" New York Times, July 23, 2013

Oh, we can't have that so the false flag frame-ups must start!

MOSCOW — The Russian foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, who met here Monday with the Syrian deputy prime minister, Qadri Jamil, blamed opposition groups for the lack of progress in peace efforts. He and Jamil said they had discussed the possibility of additional economic aid for Syria, in the form of a loan from Russia, with terms to be finalized later this year.

In Syria on Monday, rebels seized a strategic village on the edge of the northern city of Aleppo, activists said, just a day after opposition fighters sustained some of their heaviest losses in months in battles to the south near Damascus.

The insurgents are losing, but they are winning!

Government troops killed at least 75 rebels in and around the Syrian capital on Sunday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. It was one of the deadliest single-day tolls for opposition fighters recently. But the capture of the village of Khan al-Assal was a bright spot for rebels.

You know, like a kernel of corn in a big steaming swirl of shit on a plate.

After more than two years of civil war, the Syrian economy is in tatters and the Assad government is heavily reliant on foreign aid, particularly from Russia and Iran. Russia is also an important supplier of arms and humanitarian aid to the Syrian government.

And yet his position is a hell of a lot better than that of the foreign-financed mercenary army and local Syrian assets who think they are going to get a $hare of the governing pie.



"Syrian rebels get Western recruits; Some worry they’ll return, pose new threat" by Eric Schmitt |  New York Times, July 28, 2013

WASHINGTON — A rising number of radicalized young Muslims with Western passports are traveling to Syria to fight with the rebels against the government of Bashar Assad, raising fears among US and European intelligence officials of a new terrorist threat when the fighters return home.

That is where U.S. and European intelligence agencies are going to send them on their next mission?

More Westerners are now fighting in Syria than fought in conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia or Yemen, according to the officials.

Yeah, after that flaming feces of a false flag terror alert due to Al-CIA-Duh chatter fizzled Yemen dropped right out of the corporate media coverage.

They go to Syria motivated by the desire to help the people suffering there by overthrowing Assad.

Those aren't terrorists!

But there is growing concern that they will come back with a burst of jihadist zeal, some semblance of military discipline, enhanced weapons and explosives skills, and, in the worst case, orders from affiliates of Al Qaeda to carry out terrorist strikes. 

I hope you can se why I no longer want to do this. 

These posts are here for you, dear readers, to show you what absolute crap a concerned citizen of America is getting from his regional flagshit called the Boston Glob.

“Syria has become really the predominant jihadist battlefield in the world,” Matthew G. Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, told a security conference in Aspen, Colo., this month.

He added, “The concern going forward from a threat perspective is there are individuals traveling to Syria, becoming further radicalized, becoming trained and then returning as part of really a global jihadist movement to Western Europe and, potentially, to the United States.”

And you have the AmeriKan intelligence agencies and the Obama administration to THANK for CREATING THEM, Amurkn!!

Classified estimates from Western intelligence services and unclassified assessments from government and independent experts put the number of fighters from Europe, North America, and Australia who have entered Syria since 2011 at more than 600. That represents about 10 percent of about 6,000 foreign fighters who have poured into Syria by way of the Middle East and North Africa.


Most of the Westerners are self-radicalized and are traveling on their own initiative to Turkey, where rebel facilitators often link them up with specific groups, terrorism experts say. Many have joined ranks with the Al Qaeda-aligned Nusra Front, which US officials have designated as a terrorist group.

Of course, the NSA is TRACKING THEM the WHOLE WAY, but.... SIGH!!!!!!!

“The scale of this is completely different from what we’ve experienced in the past,” Gilles de Kerchove, the European Union’s counterterrorism coordinator, said at the conference in Aspen.

Yup, they are RAISING the WAR to ANOTHER LEVEL!

A precise breakdown of the Western fighters in Syria is difficult to offer, counterterrorism and intelligence officials said, but their estimates include about 140 French citizens, 100 Britons, 75 Spaniards, 60 Germans, and as many as a few dozen Canadians and Australians.

There are also fighters from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands, according to a study in April by the International Center for the Study of Radicalization, a partnership of academic institutions based in London, which estimated that 140 to 600 Europeans have gone to Syria.

Only about a dozen Americans have so far have gone to fight in Syria, according to US intelligence officials. Nicole Lynn Mansfield, 33, of Flint, Mich., a convert to Islam, was killed in May while with Syrian rebels in Idlib province.

Eric Harroun, 30, a former Army soldier from Phoenix, was indicted by a federal grand jury last month on two charges related to allegations that he fought alongside the Nusra Front. 

Amazing how they can know all that, huh? For such a secretive and opaque organization like Al-CIA-Duh.

So far, terrorism analysts say, there have been no documented terrorist plots linked to European or other Western fighters returning from Syria, but France’s interior minister, Manuel Valls, called the threat “a ticking time bomb.”

Amazing how they can not know anything, huh?

Security services across Europe are stepping up their surveillance efforts and seeking ways to make it more difficult for people suspected of being jihadists to travel to Syria.

European and other Western intelligence agencies are rushing to work together to track the individuals seeking to cross the border into Syria from Turkey, although several US officials expressed frustration that Turkey has not taken more aggressive steps to stem the flow of Europeans going to fight in Syria.

What a crock of shit when they are the ones sending Al-CIA-Duh in there.


"Syrian troops capture key district in Homs" Associated Press, July 30, 2013

DAMASCUS — Syria’s beleaguered opposition forces suffered another blow Monday when government troops captured a key district in the embattled city of Homs that has been a rebel stronghold since the beginning of the country’s uprising.

The capture of Khaldiyeh is a setback for the rebels in the strategic central heartland, bringing President Bashar Assad’s regime closer to its goal of capturing all of Homs, Syria’s third-largest city — including neighborhoods in its Old City that the rebels have held for more than a year.

The opposition acknowledged the loss of Khaldiyeh, though some activists said there were still scattered clashes in northern sectors of the district.

A senior member of the Western-backed Syria National Coalition said the regime’s gains in Homs are not irreversible.

‘‘It will be difficult, but not impossible to gain back what we’ve lost in Homs,’’ Hadi Bahra, a member of the coalition’s political committee, said from Saudi Arabia.

Syrian TV aired live video from the neighborhood, showing troops roaming deserted streets and waving flags in front of shell-scarred buildings.

State news agency SANA quoted an unnamed army commander saying the fall of Khaldiyeh would significantly boost army operations aimed at dislodging rebels from central areas of Homs.


"Rockets hit arms depot in Syria, killing 40; Rebel attack sets off huge blasts" by Albert Aji and Zeina Karam |  Associated Press, August 02, 2013

DAMASCUS, Syria— Rebels sent a wave of rockets slamming into regime strongholds in the central city of Homs on Thursday, triggering a succession of massive explosions in a weapons depot that killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens, an opposition group and residents said. 

That's TERRORISM!!!!!!

The attack — one of the most potent against progovernment districts in the area — overshadowed a rare trip by President Bashar Assad to a former opposition bastion outside the capital, Damascus, during which he defiantly vowed in front of troops to defeat the rebels fighting to topple him.

The huge explosion in the Homs district of Wadi Dahab delivered a jolt to Assad’s regime, which for weeks has been boasting of achievements against the rebels in the strategic Homs region and the suburbs of Damascus.

‘‘The achievements on the ground speak for themselves,’’ Assad told soldiers in Daraya, a few miles south of the capital. ‘‘Without you we would all be slaves to the countries that want to subjugate us. But the Syrian people will never be slaves. Not in the past, present, or future.”

The attack in Homs targeted the neighborhoods of Zahra, Akrama, and Wadi Dahab — all populated mostly by Alawites, the same sect as Assad.

It showed that rebels fighting to oust Assad are still able to strike back despite significant advances by the military that have bolstered the confidence of the regime.

Are you TIRED of the CRAPOLA ROLL YET?!!!!!!!!!!!

The blasts sent a massive ball of fire and a black mushroom cloud into the sky and caused widespread damage and panic among residents, many of whom are supporters of Assad. Firefighters struggled for two hours to put out the flames....

What does that remind you of, 'murkn?


"Syrian planes kill 9 people at border

BEIRUT — Syrian warjets hit targets near the border with Lebanon on Saturday, killing at least nine people, the Lebanese state-run news agency and security officials said. The jets targeted the rebel-held town of Yabroud inside Syria, across from Lebanese villages with Syrians who fled a government offensive in June, a Lebanese security official said (AP)."

"Syrian rebels take villages in regime’s heartland" Associated Press, August 06, 2013

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels captured four villages in the heartland of President Bashar Assad’s minority Alawite sect on Monday as they fought government troops for the second straight day in the mountains overlooking the country’s Mediterranean coast.

Oh, good, their winning.

Opposition fighters also said they captured about 400 villagers and progovernment gunmen in battles in the area.

What did they do with them, torture and kill them?

Alawites, an offshoot of Shi’ite Islam, dominate Assad’s regime. The capture of the villages in the coastal Latakia province was a symbolic blow to Assad, whose forces have been taking territory in recent weeks in central Syria.

I love a SYMBOLIC SHOVEL full of SHIT PROPAGANDA, don't you?

Syria’s conflict has taken on an increasingly sectarian tone in the last year, pitting predominantly Sunni Muslim rebels against members of Assad’s Alawite minority. 

So says the agenda-pushing, war-promoting, jewspaper narrative. As any reader here knows, I no longer buy the cover of sectarianism for covert false flags and Al-CIA-Duh death squads. Sorry, but having read the jewspaper all these years I simply no longer believe any of their war-promoting filth.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rebels captured the villages after attacking government outposts in the Jabal al-Akrad hills on Sunday. The group, which relies on reports from activists on the ground, said at least 32 government troops and militiamen and at least 19 rebels, including foreign fighters, died in Sunday’s fighting.

Syria main’s opposition bloc, the Western-backed Syrian National Coalition, hailed the rebel advance and said that Assad’s troops had used the villages to attack rebel-held civilian areas.

Then no need for Obomber to bomb.

The coalition also charged that regime forces used toxic gas in a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Adra on Monday and urged the international community to investigate the attack. The opposition has claimed more than a dozen such attacks across Syria; the latest purported attack could not be independently confirmed.

Oh, they claimed one before the latest outrage, huh? Hollering wolf and holocaust even back then, huh? 

Last week, the United Nations said chemical weapons experts would depart ‘‘within days’’ for Syria to investigate three specific allegations of chemical weapons use.

Related: Syrian Chemical Attack Was Staged and Scripted Propaganda 

Timed perfectly, wasn't it?!

The UN gave a green light for the investigation following an ‘‘understanding’’ reached between the Syrian government and a delegation from the world organization that visited Damascus last month.

Much of Latakia has been under the firm control of Assad’s forces since the beginning of the conflict more than two years ago, but some areas, including Jabal al-Akrad, are close to rebel-held areas and have seen fighting.

It was a rare success for the rebels on the battlefield in recent weeks. Assad’s forces have been on the offensive since taking the central town of Qusair in June, and last week captured a key district in the central city of Homs, an opposition stronghold.

But please, please, do not let that spoil the deceptive headline or other dog shit shoveled by this piece of propaganda!


"Syrian rebels claim victory in fight for air base; Triumph further cements geographic divide in the country" by Loveday Morris |  Washington Post, August 07, 2013

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels claimed to have taken full control of a long-contested military air base near the northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday morning, boosting morale for pressured opposition fighters.

Ah, a MORAL ANNOUNCEMENT, I mean, VICTORY -- meaning it was a LOSS!!!

Rebels overran the compound after carrying out a suicide bombing on Monday near Menagh airport’s main building, which had become a last refuge for government troops penned inside the compound, opposition activists said. In videos posted online, rebels showed off their spoils of fresh ammunition and weapons.

Well, I'm sorry, but given all the staged and scripted events from Sandy Hook to the Boston Marathon to the phony Fourth of July fireworks -- as well as the staged and scripted propaganda about Syria itself -- I just DON'T BELIEVE ANY OF IT and NEVER WILL AGAIN! 

Sorry, crap corporate pre$$ and jewsmedia, but I WILL NEVER BELIEVE your SHIT-SHOVELING GARBAGE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!  EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The advance highlighted the mixed picture on the ground, where both sides have made gains recently in their regions of relative strength, hardening the country’s north-south divide.

Oh, now, BOTH are WINNING! 

I know WaPo is the CIA's jewspaper, but they can't really being rolling this log, can they?

While President Bashar Assad’s forces have gained ground in central Syria, the reported capture of Menagh underscores the strength of rebel forces in the north, where they control swaths of territory that benefit from direct supply routes from Turkey.

Yes, it is rarely discussed that Turkey supports and shelters terrorists.

The isolated air base, surrounded by open land that makes an assault logistically challenging, was one of a few remaining pockets of government control in the countryside north of Aleppo, which rebel and government forces have been battling to control since July 2012.

And somehow the insurgents took it!

The airport, used for launching air attacks on the surrounding territory, has been the target of rebel attacks for a year, and under siege for months.

The loss of the base would be a deflating blow for the government, which has been trumpeting its progress in the central city of Homs, once an opposition stronghold, and in the suburbs of the capital, Damascus.

Significantly, its fall would free up rebel fighters for other fronts, including Aleppo itself, analysts said.

Then Obomber doesn't have to bomb!

‘‘The seizure of [Menagh] will likely prove a turning point within the wider Aleppo and northwest theaters,’’ said Charles Lister, an analyst for IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center. 

Another one?

Another of those fronts is in the northwestern province of Latakia, where rebels on Sunday claimed to have won control of a string of mountain villages. Advances in the province are particularly symbolic, as it is heartland for the Alawite sect, the offshoot of Shi’ite Islam to which Assad belongs. Rebels now claim to be within striking distance of the ruling family’s home town, Qurdaha.

Oh, another "symbolic" and "moral" victory.

While rebel gains might be reassuring to international opponents of Assad’s government after concerns that the opposition was losing on the battlefield, they also highlight worries over the jihadist groups leading the charge. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an Al Qaeda-linked group, played a major role in both the assault on Menagh and the gains in Latakia, opposition groups said.

They are also reassuring to propagandists who believe the lies they write.

Two suicide bombers from the Islamic State, both non-Syrian nationals, blew themselves up inside a Soviet-made military vehicle near Menagh’s main building on Monday, according to Aleppo activist Kareeb Adeeb and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is based in Britain. The assault was also assisted by a defecting officer who killed the base’s commander, Adeeb said.

The more moderate Northern Storm Brigade, which also played a major role in the offensive, according to activists, released a video statement declaring opposition control of the airport on Tuesday.

The Syrian Opposition Coalition was quick to promote the rebels’ gain, congratulating the ‘‘brave soldiers of the Free Syrian Army’’ for liberating the base, a move it said would have ‘‘great strategic impact’’ on the ground.

So was my jewspaper.

The opposition-run Aleppo Media Center said rebels seized 10 tanks in the operation.


"Syrian rebels try to take city in east" by Bassem Mroue |  Associated Press, August 12, 2013

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels launched an offensive Sunday in an eastern city near Iraq in an attempt to extend their advances in the north and west of the country, activists said.

(Blog editor just shaking his head)

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees said government warplanes countered the advance by conducting several air raids against rebel positions in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour.

The groups said rebels killed seven soldiers and captured several others in the city, which has been contested since last year.

Rebels have been on the offensive in northern Syria....

So far, rebels have only fully captured one provincial capital, Raqqa. They hold parts of several other major cities, including Aleppo, Deir el-Zour, and Homs.

They used to hold them all, but don't let that spoil the "we're winning" narrative!


"At least 15 dead after airstrike on rebel area in Aleppo" Associated Press, August 17, 2013

BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes struck targets in a rebel-held district in the contested northern city of Aleppo on Friday, killing at least 15 people, wounding dozens of others, and leaving some buried under the rubble of buildings, activists said....

Never seems like a big deal when USrael does it.

Aleppo has been the focus of a violent struggle for control since rebel forces pushed in and began fighting with government troops there last summer. Since then, the battle has fallen into a stalemate, with districts carved up into rebel and government-held neighborhoods separated by checkpoints.

Activists also reported heavy fighting in several areas of the country, including the contested Qaboun district on the edge of the capital, Damascus. Government troops have been trying to dislodge rebels from the area, which they use to lob mortars into the city.

Also on Friday, the UN refugee agency said an unusually large wave of Syrian families has been pouring into Iraq’s Kurdistan region this week.

Related: Kurds Battle Al-CIA-Duh in Syria


"Syrian troops ambush, kill more than 60 rebels" by Bassem Mroue and Zeina Karam |  Associated Press, August 08, 2013

BEIRUT — Syrian troops ambushed a large group of rebels trudging through what once was a secret route through a desert road northeast of Damascus on Wednesday, killing more than 60 fighters in a barrage of machine-gun fire and leaving their bodies in the sand.


State television claimed those killed came from an Al Qaeda-linked group that has joined the battle against President Bashar Assad, whose troops are trying to drive opposition forces from areas surrounding his seat of power in the capital.

The only good CIA-Duh is a dead CIA-Duh.

There were conflicting reports on the attack in Adra, which lies on a supply route between Damascus and rebel-held areas to the east that is often the scene of heavy clashes between the two sides. The dawn attack dealt another heavy blow to opposition troops following a string of recent regime successes. 

And I'm not reading something that will help me figure it out; if nothing else, their mission is to confuse you. Otherwise, there would be no reasons for so many obfusactions and omissions.

Syrian state-run media showed footage of bloodied corpses lying on the ground, some wearing camouflage gear with their weapons scattered around in the sand. One picture showed gas masks next to the weapons.


The state-run SANA news agency said ‘‘dozens’’ of rebels were killed in the ambush as they were on their way to attack an army post near Damascus. SANA identified the dead as members of the Al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra, and said some were foreign fighters.

Some activists disputed the account, saying those killed were Syrian fighters from a mix of brigades delivering aid to besieged areas.

Mohammed Saeed, an activist based near Damascus, told the Associated Press that 65 rebels were on their way from Damascus’s eastern suburbs to Qalamoun nearby. Saeed said rebels walked the 19-mile route because it is dangerous to drive in the area as it is watched by Assad’s forces.

‘‘It seems that the regime discovered the secret road that the rebels were using,’’ Saeed said via Skype. ‘‘The regime forces riddled them with heavy machine gun fire.’’

He said 62 died and three escaped to Qalamoun.

In the north, a missile struck the rebel-held city of Raqqa, killing three people and wounding dozens including children, the Local Coordination Committees activist group said. The Observatory said that two children were among the three killed.

Of course, it had to be a Syrian government missile, right?


Let's finish this post off with an over-the-top lie:

"Rebels claim attack on Assad; Say there were casualties; regime disputes reports" by Anne Barnard |  New York Times, August 09, 2013

BEIRUT — Two Syrian rebel groups claimed Thursday that they had attacked President Bashar Assad’s motorcade in the capital, Damascus, as he headed to a mosque for morning prayers on Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

But the information minister, Omran al-Zoubi, dismissed the rebels’ claims, telling Syrian state television: “The news is wholly untrue.”

Video released by rebel groups showed smoke rising over Malki, the upscale neighborhood in central Damascus where Assad lives and where, in calmer times, he was known for driving his own car. The area has been relatively untouched by the occasional rebel shells that reach central Damascus, which is largely cordoned off from the fighting by government checkpoints.

If the rebels’ claims are true, the attack would be the closest call known for Assad during the conflict. Last summer, four of his top officials were killed in a rebel bombing, and shells have periodically landed close to some of his many residences, but Assad is not known to have come under fire. If the rebels did manage to target and hit a moving motorcade, it would signal an unusual tactical feat or perhaps new weapons more precise than the usual rockets and mortars, as well as good intelligence.

Not a good word to see in a "news report."

Al Arabiya, a news broadcaster based in Dubai, quoted one rebel group, Tahrir al-Sham Brigade, a unit of the Free Syrian Army, as saying....

Al Arabiya also quoted Islam Alloush, a rebel with another group....

Al-Jewzeera, Saudi-$tyle!

Syrian state television showed Assad next to Syria’s grand mufti, Ahmad Badr Eddin Hassoun, standing and praying in a row of men in suits. It was unclear whether the footage was new. 

Isn't the grand mufti a Sunni?

Zoubi said Assad had driven himself to the mosque as usual, adding that Al Arabiya should fire “the administrative staff that supervised this false news.” 

We see it all the time, and it turns out that's what it all is.

In a possible sign of greater support for the rebels from an Arab country on Thursday, Jordan allowed the leader of Syria’s main opposition group to cross into Syria from Jordanian territory for the first time, news agencies reported.

Ahmad al-Jarba, the new president of the group, National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, crossed into Daraa province, a contested border area, to attend Eid prayers at a mosque. Jordan has backed units of the Free Syrian Army operating in Daraa, but Jarba’s visit, which probably required approval from Jordanian authorities, was seen by Syrian opposition figures as reflecting a shift in Amman toward more public support for Assad’s opponents.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition group based in Britain, reported....

In a report Thursday afternoon, the Syrian state news agency, SANA, said rebels had attacked the southern Damascus suburb of Sayeda Zeinab, home to a shrine to a granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad.

Five people, including a child, were killed and 12 others wounded in the attack, the agency reported, quoting a police official who said two mortar shells had fallen near the Shirazi Hotel and a nearby building.