After a heated war of words this week over Syria, signs this weekend are that Moscow's warning that any more bombings 'accidental' or deliberate of combined Syrian/Russian forces would result in the shoot down of American-led coalition aircraft has cooled off Washington's war hawks somewhat. Or more accurately, having exploited the Russian card with a politicized report from the intelligence community officially blaming Moscow for the 'hack' (insider leak, cough cough) of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday, it isn't clear whether the Obama Administration intends or needs a direct clash of arms in Syria before Election Day. However, the dark side or 'dirty Deep State' as with the Maidan snipers killings, the Odessa massacre in Ukraine or the false flag shoot down of MH17 in the Donbass may have other ideas...and could be preparing a nasty October Surprise.
The Russians have had enough of Washington's threats to attack Syrian Arab Army units -- while claiming they will avoid deliberately striking Russian forces stationed in the country. The Russian Ministry of Defense sent out Major General Igor Konashenkov on Thursday, October 6, 2016 to warn the 'hotheads' of the CIA and Pentagon, who have previously been accused by Moscow's Foreign Ministry of undermining peace talks between Sergey Lavrov and John Kerry, of several facts...
One week after the 'inadvertent' U.S. air strike on the Syrian Arab Army's positions besieged by the Islamic State in Deir Ez Zor prompted Russia to convene the United Nations Security Council, Washington called an emergency meeting of the UNSC on Sunday to demand Moscow stop its Syrian, Hezbollah and Iranian allies' offensive in Aleppo. The pretext for this extraordinary meeting including the excoriation of the Russian Air Force for 'barbarism' in allegedly targeting civilians was the destruction of an aid convoy rolling through rebel jihadist held territory, documented by the British intelligence-linked (G)NGO the White Helmets.
As with the MH17 false flag operation, Washington is blaming the Russians on the basis of dubious 'eyewitnesses' and 'social media evidence' presented by the fraudsters at Bellingcat (aka #Bellingcrap), while not releasing a single shred of radar data or other credible intelligence to support its claims of Russian guilt.
Unlike the previous ceasefires though, there are no indications that the Russian Federation or its Syrian or Iranian allies can be bluffed into halting their offensive operations this time. The die is cast, and now the neocon desperados of Exceptionalistan must decide what to do amidst the spectre of a Donald J. Trumpening on November 8. If they don't do something, whether a false flag atrocity or shoot down of an American jet blamed on the Russians or some other move to justify direct, overt American attacks on Syrian forces, Washington and Saudi/Qatari proxies in east Aleppo face a crushing defeat by the end of winter.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was founded in 1949. Officially, its stated purpose was to defend member states from the threat of Soviet aggression. Unofficially, General Hastings Lionel Ismay, the first Secretary General of the organization, summed up its purpose as: "To keep the Americans in, the Russians out, and the Germans down." This weekend NATO is conducting its largest exercises in Central and Eastern Europe since the end of the first Cold War.
Southfront analysis as well as pro-Kurdish sources believe the Turkish army is preparing to invade northern Syria as early as this weekend, by conducting mine-sweeping operations on the Syrian side of the border.
It came as a surprise, but in retrospect should not have been all that surprising: last week UK tabloid The Daily Mail reported after Israel gave it filming and interview access to an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) team responsible for saving the lives of wounded Syrian jihadists.
U.S. Senators, GOP presidential candidates and globalist foreign policy gurus led by Zbigniew Brzezinski continue to make threats of retaliating against Russia for its air campaign in support of the Assad regime in Syria. Russia responded overnight Wednesday by firing cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea at ISIS targets in Syria -- a distance of 1,500km … Continue reading Business Insider Admits Russia’s Plan in Syria Just Might Work, Moscow Fires Cruise Missiles from Caspian Sea at ISIS