Monday, June 19, 2017

Surrounded

Iran missile attack on ISIS travels
OVER Iraq to Dayr Al Zawr in Syria

If one looks at a map of the Middle East this morning, it will soon become clear that the terrorist proxies and their USrael handlers are surrounded.  Not only are they militarily surrounded on all sides...but they are legally and morally surrounded as well.  In Eastern Syria, as shown in the map above, the terrorist proxies were attacked in their stronghold of Dayr Al-Zawr by at least 6 Iranian ballistic missiles yesterday.  This was around the same time that the US shot down a Syrian jet that was attacking ISIS near Raqqa.

Meanwhile. Iraqi Shite military forces are moving to block American advances in Southern Syria near the US al Tanf base. In the north of Syria, the Turks are fighting the USrael-supported Kurds and, finally and most significantly, coming from Damascus in the West, Assad's Syrian Arab Forces are reclaiming land day by day.

It reminds me of the old '60's joke:

Lone Ranger:  "Tonto", it looks like we're surrounded!"
Tonto:  "What do you mean "WE", kimosabe?"

The US, uninvited in Syria and nudge, nudge, wink, wink "fighting the terrorists" is finding out what the world thinks of it's Unipolar Stance in the Middle East.  When you're trying to balance on top of a flagpole, things can be unsettling, to say the least. Again, from the 60's, the insulting command "Rotate!" comes to mind.

I had to source Press TV  for the Russian reaction to the Shoot Down of the Syrian Jet...since RT is "mysteriously" being attacked by computer "glitches" this morning.  Here is the Russian reaction:

...the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group had targeted one of its Sukhoi Su-22 warplanes over al-Rasafa area in the southern countryside of Raqqah Province.

The Syrian General Command of the Army and Armed Forces announced in a statement that the military aircraft was on a combat mission against Daesh terrorists, noting that the pilot of the jet had gone missing after the “flagrant aggression.”

In return, the US-led Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement that pro-government Syrian forces had attacked the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the town of Ja'Din south of Tabqa, wounding a number of the US-backed militiamen and driving the rest from the town.

Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry has terminated its use of a military hotline for avoiding incidents in Syrian airspace, stating that it will now track all coalition flights west of the Euphrates River.
"The command of the coalition forces did not use the established communication channel for preventing incidents in Syrian airspace,” the Russian ministry’s statement read.

It added, “As a result, it now ends cooperation with the American side from June 19 based on a memorandum for prevention of incidents and ensuring safety of air flights during operations in Syria, and demands a careful investigation by the US command of the downing.”

“Any flying objects, including planes and drones of the international coalition, discovered west of the Euphrates River will be tracked as aerial targets by Russia's air defenses on and above ground,” the statement pointed out.

So, now the American air force is again grounded...as it is surrounded...after yet another foray into Unipolar behavior (aka attacking a sovereign nation, Syria, on its own soil).  As Eric Zuesse says this morning, this time, the Rubicon has been crossed and, no matter which side decides to "back down", the "world will never be the same." There will be either total Armageddon WWIII OR...Russia will replace the US as the world's premier superpower:

Eric Zuesse
Late on Monday the 19th, was reported by Russia’s Sputnik: “In areas where Russian aviation is conducting combat missions in the Syrian skies, any flying objects, including jets and unmanned aerial vehicles of the international coalition discovered west of the Euphrates River, will be followed by Russian air and ground defenses as air targets” — meaning ordered out, or else immediately shot down.

In international law, and as recognized by the U.N., Syria has been invaded by the United States, was never invited into the country but is instead there as an invader. Russia was invited in; Iran was invited in; but the U.S. are only invaders. And, now, Russia and Syria will start treating the U.S. as such.

When U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton repeatedly called for the U.S. government to establish a no-fly zone in Syria, she was proposing that the U.S. invasion of Syria become recognized officially by the U.S. government, and this would have meant immediate war by the U.S. against Syria, Russia, and Iran, in the battlefields of Syria. President Barack Obama had decided not to go that far — to war against Russia — but Hillary Clinton insisted on it. And now, Russia has actually done it — but (unlike if the U.S. had done it) legally, in defense of the sovereign government of Syria, not as an invader. (Furthermore, most Syrians support that government, and 82% of Syrians blame the U.S. for the invasion of Al Qaeda and other jihadist forces to overthrow it — most of which are foreigners — into Syrian territory.)


If the U.S. fails to apologize and to find some way to save face, but instead persists in its invasion, even after this warning, then either the U.S. or Russia will win that traditional war in Syria. At that point, the losing side will have only one way to win the war in Syria, and that way would be to go to nuclear war against the other side, bombing the other side’s homeland — Russia, or else the United States — by means of a blitz all-out nuclear attack, in order to obliterate as much of the other side’s nuclear weapons before they’re fired, as possible, and thus minimize the retaliation, and so ‘win’. Doing that — being the first to unleash Armageddon — would ‘win’ the war, but destroy the entire planet.

However, if the U.S. regime instead simply backs down now, before there will be any hot war against Russia, then big history will be made, and the world will never be the same again.


So, in either case, the world will never be the same again: the future is going to be very unlike the past, regardless of whether there even will be a future."

But there is something else that needs to be said.  In the absence of any response from President Trump on this (or any other significant issue) for the past several days...and where his activity has been restricted to railing against his domestic enemies on his "Twitter" account...the US is rudderless.  The only ones making the critical international decisions are anonymous ghouls hiding deep in the putrid bowels of the Deep State...in the basement of the Pentagon, or perhaps operating out of some underground bunker in the Virginia hills outside Washington.  Or, perhaps they're operating out of the Knesset in Tel Aviv.  Regardless...they're not saying anything either.

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