Battle for Syraq SITREP 4: AlCIAeda Treason Exposed — U.S. State Dept. Denies Arming Syrian Al-Qaeda Affiliate, Threatens Russians with ‘Body Bags’, Terror Attacks

On Tuesday the U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby denied under reporters' questioning that Washington has been covertly arming the Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria. The awkward questions came after German journalist Jörg Todenhöfer, who has spent more time interviewing the jihadists both ISIS and 'non' ISIS over the last five years of conflict than perhaps any (post)Western reporter, published the boasts of an alleged Al-Nusra commander about receiving hands on technical support as well as TOW missiles from Americans, Israelis and their Sunni Persian Gulf state allies inside Syria.

Naturally, the response of the mainstream media has been to ignore the interview. Neocon trolls and 'Free Syrian Army' (FSA) fanboys, many of them paid Washington think tank shills for Saudi Arabia or Qatar, have insisted 'the Assad regime' faked the Todenhöfer interview using an actor playing the terrorist. But Damascus has been adamant that not only is the CIA directly arming al-Nusra, bypassing the 'moderate' FSA middlemen, but that the Syrians have recorded audio of U.S. military members engaged in direct radio contact with ISIS before the Deir Ez Zor strike of September 17 killed over 62 Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers. That audio has yet to be released by the Syrians, but Todenhöfer isn't backing down against critics attacking him or the authenticity of the interview.

Steinmeier Stunner: German Foreign Minister Tells NATO to Stop ‘Sabre rattling’ and ‘Warmongering’ Near Russia’s Borders

Steinmeier's remarks, as well as their timing on a weekend when many politicians and journalists are out of Washington, has left NATO's advocates flabbergasted. As Zerohedge reports, this is in no small part because Germany's top diplomat is now admitting Russia's complaints about aggressive exercises near Russian borders have some validity

Sunset Over NATO

"Germany has asked Russia for help in expelling NATO. Germany wants Russia to support its struggle for independence from the US and NATO occupation." Take a look at this mouth-dropping Q&A from editors at The Saker.

Culture Clash

You don't often find the economic advisor to the world's most influential leader denouncing the role played by Satanism in a global collapse. But then again, we don't often hear from Sergey Glazyev. Do we see what he sees?

Snubbed by Washington and Pressured by Moscow, Turkey Responds by Heating Up Ngorno-Karabakh

Events in Washington and on the periphery of Central Asia this weekend would appear to corroborate the Turks around Erdogan's sense of being thrown under the bus by their NATO allies, as well as facing renewed pressure from the Russians. The question now becomes whether what we're seeing take place in Syria with renewed offensives by 'moderate rebel' and jihadist groups that had been reluctant parties to the U.S. and Russian negotiated ceasefire, as well as Azerbaijan's attack on the Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabkh are part of Ankara's response to being squeezed from all sides.

Tightening the Noose: Russian-Coordinated SAA Offensive Encircles Turkish/GCC Backed Forces NW of Aleppo, Bavarian PM Meets with Putin in Moscow

It's fitting that today, on the 73rd anniversary of the German surrender at Stalingrad the Russian-backed Syrian Arab Army moved to complete a decisive encirclement of the jihadists north of Aleppo. After 100 days of wishful thinking and false claims that the Russians and their local allies were making little progress in war-torn Syria, the … Continue reading Tightening the Noose: Russian-Coordinated SAA Offensive Encircles Turkish/GCC Backed Forces NW of Aleppo, Bavarian PM Meets with Putin in Moscow

Full Spectrum Desperation: Washington Doubles Down in Syria; But Contradictory ‘Coalitions’, Underestimating Russian Resolve Will Lead to Either WW3 or Humiliating Retreat

“An aggressor is anyone who attacks a country before the US does.” – Czech President Milos Zeman, "Currency wars, trade wars, world wars...when all else fails, they take you to war." - Gerald Celente Is Washington ready to save its Sunni allies' proxies from crushing defeat by imposing partition on Syria's Assad, Iran and the Russians? … Continue reading Full Spectrum Desperation: Washington Doubles Down in Syria; But Contradictory ‘Coalitions’, Underestimating Russian Resolve Will Lead to Either WW3 or Humiliating Retreat

Jaw, Jaw AND War: Russia in Talks with U.S., Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey; Iraqis Agree to Russian Air Strikes on Border with Syria

Sir Winston Churchill famously said jaw jaw is better than war war. What we see in the Middle East today is both jawing and warring -- an escalation in multiple theaters of proxy war at the same time as negotiations on the region's future, from Syria to Iraq to Yemen and far beyond. Reuters Lies, … Continue reading Jaw, Jaw AND War: Russia in Talks with U.S., Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey; Iraqis Agree to Russian Air Strikes on Border with Syria

U.S. Threatens Baghdad with Aid Cutoff if it Allows Russians to Bomb Islamic State from Iraq, Kerry and Lavrov to Hold Talks Friday in Vienna

As V said on this week's Guerrilla Report, major geopolitical events are happening so fast it is difficult to write articles summarizing them. On Wednesday the world was informed Bashir al-Assad had left Syria for the first time since 2011 for a previously unannounced Tuesday meeting with Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin. The same morning, the … Continue reading U.S. Threatens Baghdad with Aid Cutoff if it Allows Russians to Bomb Islamic State from Iraq, Kerry and Lavrov to Hold Talks Friday in Vienna