Al-CIA-eda Confirmed, One More Time: Critics Try, Fail to Debunk Todenhöfer Interview with U.S.-Backed Nusra Fighter at Rebel-held Khan Touman Suburb of Aleppo
Sometimes The Daily Beast's resident Salafi-Trotskyite neocon jihadi supporter Michael "Daesh-bag" Weiss says more than he intends to with his tweets...
Pathological Fake-Humanitarian Narcissism and Indifference to Innocent Lives Claimed by U.S. Proxies Run Amuck -- the Easily Debunked Lies of Bellingcat and Samantha Power
Last week in our Rumors of War with Russia Part 10 report we focused on Syria and the diplomatic war of words at the United Nations over the resumed SAA offensive against jihadist-held east Aleppo, aided by heavy Russian air strikes. The civilian death toll including among children from those strikes has been passionately discussed by UN Ambassador Samantha Power and the mainstream media.
Left unsaid by them is the fact that east Aleppo has been used as a base by the rebels to bombard Syrian government-held western Aleppo and its own civilian population/children for months with shrapnel filled 'hell cannon' propane gas canisters, as well as conventional artillery and mortar fire. Naturally, Syrian children killed or injured by the shells of Washington's moderate jihadi rebels are not prominently featured or even mentioned at all in the MSM. Nor is the fact that several ceasefires including the painstakingly negotiated agreement between the U.S. and Russia to leave open the Castello Road to civilian and humanitarian aid traffic was rejected by Al-Nusra, who threatened to attack any aid convoy before the U.S. claimed (without providing proof except a single leftover bomb tailfin that could've been brought from another site) that the Russian Air Force struck several aid trucks.
Bellingcat, the same British open source gathering group that claims to have been vindicated by the NATO-Ukrainian rigged Joint Investigative Team's conclusion that a Russian BUK missile brought down MH17, presented supposedly damning photos of a Russian bomb part near the destroyed humanitarian aid convoy in the rebel held part of Aleppo. However, as critics like RT's Syria reporter Murad Gazdiev pointed out, the Russian bomb miraculously managed to leave many boxes of aid unburned in the same room where the tailfin supposedly landed after being blown off.
Such idiotic false flags are what happens when the British intelligence-backed (G)NGO the White Helmets, which has been filmed participating in Al-Qaeda/Jabhat-al-Nusra's executions of civilians and captured Syrian POWs alike, outsources the task of a faking a Russian atrocity to their 80 IQ cousin marriage product cousins. And then Bellingcat's Eliot Higgins is left to pick up the pieces of the White Helmets agitprop with his customary blend of arrogance and cluelessness about anything related to actual combat.
Higgins' pathological narcissism and assumption of being on the side of the angels when he's flagrantly lying, like that of the psychopathic Samantha Power, rests on confidence that the mainstream media will always cover for the lies. That is, no matter how many times Higgins has been debunked or caught lying whether about the flight ranges of Syrian Army rockets after the sarin gas attack of August 2013 or his fraudulent 'expertise' in analyzing Russian satellite photographs which were deliberately degraded in quality and shrunk into jpeg format before release, Mr. #Bellingcrap knows the press will never mention much less examine past debunkings of his 'work' when looking at the veracity of his MH17 'social media evidence'. But we'll save the BUK and tractor trailer sized holes in the JIT report which came out on September 28 as well as the topic of Mr. Higgins' Soros and Atlantic Council funded OSINT pyramid scam for another time.
McInsane and Mrs. John McCain Slag John Kerry for Not Starting WW3 Over Aleppo
As we said, the war of words over Syria which heated up last week at the United Nations Security Council has continued into this week. Secretary of State John Kerry has threatened the Russians with pulling out of any contacts with them until the bombing of east Aleppo stops. Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Mrs. John McInsane Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in turn mocked Kerry's declarations as toothless. Presumably they would prefer to start a Third World War with Russia and possibly China in order to save the estimated 2,000 Nusra terrorists who are threatening east Aleppo residents with death if they flee and refuse to be human shields.
It would seem McInsane and the Queen of South Carolina weren't paying attention last week when Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford told the Senate Armed Services Committee the only way to ensure full control over Syrian air space is going to war with the Syrians AND the Russians. The president of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard N. Haass apparently wasn't paying attention either, or still believes in some sort of unicorn war whereby the U.S. can magically destroy and ground Assad's air force without killing Russian advisers at Syrian bases or shooting down RuAF escorts -- thereby getting American servicemen shot down or bombed in retaliation. And when McInsane and Graham's constituents find out their sons have been shot down, injured or killed defending Al-Qaeda from Russian bombs, they're going to be pissed. They might even call Sen. McCain a Hanoi songbird traitor and supporter of Nusra and ISIS terrorists to his face:
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Still Doesn't Get That Proxy Wars Go Both Ways --
Saudi Arabia(n) Stingers for Aleppo Jihadis Can Be Answered by Houthi Strelas/C802s
As implied by Mr. Haass' tweet about MANPADs, the efficacy of these man portable and limited range weapons in jihadist hands has been greatly exaggerated. Their uselessness against Russian jets like the SU-34 or 24s bombing from 25 to 35,000 feet up beyond the range of a two meter long rocket a man can carry has also been overlooked by Mr. Haass', whom like the rest of the Bos-Wash foreign policy corridor, seemed to have gotten their history of the Soviet-Afghan War from that "Let's kill Russians!" scene in the Tom Hanks movie Charlie Wilson's War.
Speaking to the U.S./UK government mouthpiece Reuters, an anonymous Obama Administration official who may or may not actually exist was forced to concede that Putin could react in ways unexpected by Washington to such an upping the ante by the 'moderate' jihadists backers in Syria. Which is a nice euphemism for the fact that not only are the U.S. special forces units supposedly fighting ISIS or training moderate rebels themselves vulnerable to 'oopsie' bombing or Hezbollah infiltrators posing as 'moderate rebel' counter-strikes on the ground. But more likely Russian retaliation would abstain from directly targeting Americans, and come against U.S. allies providing the rebels with MANPADs to target the Russians helicopters. Namely, Saudi Arabia.
A country that, as @BanksterSlayer mentioned in her post of Wednesday evening September 29, is hemorrhaging cash amidst lower oil prices in part due to the costs of its losing war in Yemen and the billions spent on failing to topple Assad. And a country whose best infantry apparently are already fighting in Syria or Iraq with ISIS and Al-Nusra, and therefore has only cowards left to run away from the border guard posts and army positions the Shi'a Houthis are destroying daily.
If an anonymous Obama Admin official can sniff that "the rebels have a right to defend themselves against indiscriminate bombardment" then a Russian or Iranian official can also declare, "The Yemenis including in the capital Sa'naa have the right to defend their air space from indiscriminate Saudi Air Force bombing".
In other words if Washington's neocons send team TOW jihad in Syria Stinger missiles, Putin may up the ante and send some 'Polite People' GRU technicians and Strela 10s to Sa'naa to help the Houthis. The shoot down of Royal Saudi Air Force F-15s and Eurofighters whose pilots thought they were safe bombing Yemenis from 35,000 feet up would come as a rude shock to Washington and London as well as Riyadh. And that's before we discuss the fact that Houthis are killing Saudi troops and incinerating tanks in the countryside of Najran and Jizan provinces at will, and how much more damage the Yemenis could do to the pathetic Saudi National Guard with more GRAD rocket launchers and Kornet anti-tank missiles. Or the newly constructed Aramco refinery on the Red Sea near Jizan not too far from a border that means nothing to the Houthi tribesmen.
One marvels at how the 'pour more Saudi funded weapons onto the Syrian bonfire' D.C. neolibcons ignore that refineries and other oil infrastructure in the Kingdom are vulnerable to Hezbollah provided (Chinese-made Exocet knock off) Silkworm or C802 missile strikes, that would fly right under the radar of the Patriot batteries the Kingdom claims can defend its southwestern regions. Or the much more low tech methods of sabotage that could be employed in eastern Saudi Arabia, where a large Shi'a population that hates the monarchy lives on top of a great deal of the Kingdom's oil. Together with the Senate's override of Obama's veto on 9/11 class action lawsuits, it's enough to give Saudi firsters like CIA Director John Brennan, himself a purported Sunni Muslim convert who grew very close to the Royals during his time as Riyadh station chief plenty of heartburn.
Unintentionally Hilarious John Kirby and the Degradation of American 'Diplomacy'
Turning from the proxy wars underway in the Mideast to the war of words, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby, a former Navy officer, threatened the Russians with more of their servicemen coming home in coffins from Syria if they kept pounding east Aleppo. This of course is yet another demonstration of the point my Swiss Floridian White Russian friend The Saker likes to say, that American diplomacy has degenerated over the past two decades into simply the language of war, sanctions, threats and more threats. The vast majority of American ambassadors, unlike their Russian counterparts, are political appointees with little to know knowledge of their country of service or its language/s. There seems to be no other way the decadent Empire of Chaos/Exceptionalistan knows how to deal with the Russians, except by threatening or demonizing them.
To their credit, the Russians have not responded by making in kind threats that bombing 'accidents' like Deir Ez Zor can happen to NATO special forces at danger close distance from ISIS too; or that American special forces aiding the moderate jihadists are sitting ducks for Kalibr missile strikes (though that has been implied through the reports of a September 19 strike on a rebel base that killed several Americans, Israelis and assorted Gulf Cooperation Council intel officers helping the jihadists). It should be noted that TASS reported Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov brought up the Todenhöfer interview with the boasting-of-U.S. -support-Al-Nusra terrorist with Kerry during one of their phone calls this week. Meaning that while taking out U.S. troops in Syria is off the table for Moscow, dropping more AlCIAeda/ISIS=USUS truthbombs on Washington isn't:
The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (seen showing off her playful side dancing the Kalinka here) has told the U.S. State Department essentially to grow up and stop making threats, Mother Russia won't be intimidated in Syria. Zakharova also repeated the question she asked after the 'accidental' U.S. bombing of Syrian troops (and we suspect, Russian advisers) at Deir Ez Zor over a week ago, which side is the U.S. on? Is the U.S. supporting the terrorists, including terrorist threats against Russian cities and embassies?
So we come to the fundamental limitations of the Anglo-American globalists' strategies in Syria and the broader Mideast: the unwillingness of the American people and large parts of the U.S. military to take casualties and directly confront Russia to achieve their plans, and the stench of treason stretching from Langley to the White House and Foggy Bottom from trying to support Al-Qaeda and at times, ISIS while pretending they were fighting these terror groups.
As former GOP presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul said this week: there is nothing for Americans to 'win' in Syria, and we cannot win there without losing whatever is left of pretensions to 'fighting terrorism' when Washington has been caught for the umpteenth time arming and aiding the terrorists. This (along with brutally realistic diplomacy between Moscow and Ankara) is why Moscow has been able to call Washington's bluff in Aleppo.