Hezbollah announced their possession of surveillance drones way back in 2004 I was stunned to discover. Using the Iranian made Mojaher in surveillance missions over Israel in 2004 and 2006,
The use of surveillance drones is now commonplace, even amongst non-state actors. It is little more than a remote-controlled plane with a camera attached when you get down to it.
Attack drones, on the other hand are still an “upper end” item requiring a high degree of technical sophistication.
In 2011, Iran gained possession of a US Sentinel drone and claimed to have hacked into the device’s communications a claim that was borne out by the fact that the Iranians were able to display the US drone completely intact.
Breaking News Footage from captured U.S drone RQ 170 by Iran
In October 2012 a Hezbollah drone flew over Southern Israel, near the Dimona Nuclear site, before being destroyed by an Israeli F 16 aircraft. .
Video: IDF downs drone that entered Israel airspace
Later Iran used the information gleaned from the Sentinel, produced by Lockheed Martin, to make their own version. This was followed by a very strange incident in April 2013, when it appears that Hezbollah remotely hacked into and seized control of an Israeli drone forcing the IDF to destroy it.
ISRAEL ARMY Shoots Down Unmanned AIRCRAFT, Is This A HEZBOLLAH DRONE ?
In September 2014, Hezbollah commenced the use of armed drones, killing a claimed 23 al Nusra fighters in a drone attack in Western Syria. This week Hezbollah conducted at least two drone strikes against al Nusra fighters in the Qalamoun border region.
In recent days Hezbollah’s media outlet al Manar television released footage shot by their drones that have successfully targeted al Nusra front fighters in the Syrian/Lebanon border area. This is a video that shows the strikes.
Syria: Hezbollah Operations in Qalamoun – Part 8: Ambush
In the wake of the September, 2014 attacks, Israeli newspapers released imagery purporting to show the site of a Hezbollah runway in the Bekaa Valley region of Eastern Lebanon.
Drones- An Ethical Means of Warfare?
These attacks took place in a remote area and there appear not to be any civilians or villages in the vicinity of the strikes. If Hezbollah were using the drones in the manner of the United States they would blow up the homes of militants and kill their extended family. Armed drones are a tremendous battlefield tool for fairly obvious reasons. They enable the enemy to be identified and targeted without any risk to your own fighters.
The problem with the US drone attacks has been the targets that have been chosen. The funerals, the family homes, the attacks on civilians helping the wounded from previous attacks. Therefore in my opinion the rules for drones are basically the same for any other weapon. If militants are targeted on a battlefield, the use is ethical, if civilian areas are targeted the use is unethical.
War is Not a Game.
The idea that in war you are supposed to give the enemy an even chance and “fight fair.” that you should stand on one hill with a rifle firing at the opposition on another hill and the person with the best aim and eyesight wins, is hopelessly naive. War is the destruction of human beings and infrastructure in pursuit of a political goal. The object is to destroy the enemy. There is no fairness, no even chance. This is not analogous to a sporting contest. That was a lie the war party sold to a naive public in order to promote war in my opinion. To make it seem like a fun and harmless game. It is the exact opposite.
Will Israel Strike Lebanon?
From the psychopathic Zionist point of view, it would make sense to attack Lebanon while the Hezbollah group are heavily engaged in the Syrian Civil war and taking heavy casualties there. If the Israelis believe that another war with Hezbollah is inevitable, it would make sense for them to conduct the war whilst Hezbollah are stretched, reasoning that this will give them a greater chance of Military success.
The Israelis know that they cannot destroy Hezbollah, or anything resembling that and the Hezbollah possession of attack drones may give the Israelis pause, contemplating the fact that there would be no defense against a large number of Hezbollah UAV’s deployed simultaneously. Even a superficial attack on the Dimona Nuclear plant could lead to a major World War 3 type of dramatic escalation that in a worst case scenario could see both Israel and the surrounding region destroyed.
Israel may well hope to somehow provoke an Iranian response that could derail the detente currently underway between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the West. A detente that is the biggest slap in the face that either Israel or the Saudis could ever suffer. Israel may hope that an attack on Lebanon, under whatever pretext could trigger an Iranian response that would destroy the diplomatic process. Mondoweiss speculated upon this scenario recently,
Two of the three months between the implicit Nuclear agreement and the date to actually sign the deal have now passed. If the month of June passes without calamity the Zionist war party may be facing the death of the cherished dream of the United States violently destroying Iran forever.
If Israel wanted to attack Iran, they would attack Iran, they do not . They want the US to do it and that has been obvious for years.
The Saudis have responded to this disappointment by engaging in the campaign of mass murder and crimes against humanity that is still underway in Yemen. The campaign is ongoing after more than two months and achieving absolutely nothing for the dead men walking of the House of Saud. Israel’s response, if experience is anything to go by, will make the Saudi crimes against humanity look puny.
The best “Muslim” bogey money can buy. The IS group is a synthetic jihadist organisation that is currently pretending to build a “Caliphate” in North Western Iraq and Eastern Syria. A mix of agents, dupes and mercenaries, the IS group function as the private shadow army of the Western banking/intelligence cabal, acting as both a positive proxy against the enemies of the Empire, and also as a negative proxy to help facilitate Western military involvement in the Middle East.
The IS group (otherwise known as ISIL, ISIS and Daesh) enable the contrived and fraudulent Global War on Terror that began in 2001 with the Western conducted terror attack on New York of September 11th to continue. The project involves both the violent destruction of the Middle East region and the introduction of the incipient police state across the West .
The Origins of the IS group.
The forerunners of the IS group (Tawhid wal Jihad, al Qaeda in Iraq and the Islamic State in Iraq) were born from the violent resistance to the US occupation of Iraq that began in 2003 and (somewhat) ended in 2011 leaving more than 4800 US soldiers and at least one million Iraqis dead, The practice of Western elites deploying fake “Muslim” extremists to achieve their policy goals and act as their proxies dates back centuries and the United States has done so more or less openly since successfully funding the insurgents in Afghanistan who opposed the Soviet military presence there in the 1980’s.
The Judicial Watch D.I.A Documents- the Plotters Confess.
Declassified US Defense Intelligence Agency Documents written in August, 2012 state plainly that the jihadist emirate in Eastern Syria and Western Iraq was envisaged by the enemies of Syria, including the US, Turkey, Israel and the Gulf gangsters way back in 2012.
These are some of the more important insights that can be gleaned from the seven page document.
It’s a proxy war.
Page 3, “General Situation.
C. The West, Gulf countries and Turkey support the opposition, Russia. China and Iran support the (Syrian) regime.”
Envisaging the “Caliphate” in 2012 and Admitting that the Whole Syrian Nightmare Has Been a Plot Against the Axis of Resistance.
Page 5. “The Effects on Iraq. Pt. 8.
C. If the situation unravels there is the possibility of creating a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in Eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der as Zour) and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want in order to isolate the (Syrian) regime which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion. (Iran and Iraq).”
IS in the Zarqawi Tradition of Destructive Extremism.
It is worth noting that a key figure in the creation of these groups was a man named Abu Musab al Zarqawi. Prior to the Iraq war Abu Musab al Zarqawi ran militant training camps in the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq. According to former US official Michael Scheuer, the US knew of Zarqawi’s presence in the Kurdistan region prior to the war and a plan was developed to attack the site from the air but the US administration vetoed the attack for unknown reasons that presumably relate to Zarqawi’s requirement to play a role in the propaganda for the war, where the fact that Zarqawi was not resident in the parts of Iraq under the control of Saddam Hussein was helpfully edited out.
Following the invasion and occupation of Iraq Zarqawi was used as the threat to the West that justified the occupation and later into the war Zarqawi was apparently used to direct the insurgency towards an extremist dead end and also to provoke sectarian civil war in Iraq between Sunni and Shia Arabs.
In the months following Zarqawi’s death in June 2006 the Islamic State in Iraq group announced it’s existence and this group has continued in the Zarqawi tradition, acting as a multi-purpose Western proxy force. This indicates that a great deal of planning and effort goes into the creation of these synthetic terror outfits and the planning for the Iraq insurgency started before the war had even begun.
The same preparations presumably went into constructing the insurgency in Syria.
The Stand Down- Why are the IS being Allowed to Win in Syria and Iraq by the USA ?
The men of the black flag, white sneakers and the well earned reputation for sectarian Neo-Bolshevik savagery drove through al Anbar province waving their flags for the cameras, if the US really was trying to destroy the IS group, or even trying to make a show of looking like they were trying to destroy them, here was a nice big easy target waiting to be destroyed. Nothing happened. This is what a convoy on the flat ground of Iraq looked like a quarter of a century ago after US Air Force attacks. The highway of death incident was a senseless massacre, but it showed how effective a modern air force is when operating against a convoy of vehicles on an open desert road.
The IS group are credibly claimed to now hold all of the border posts in Eastern Syria/Western Iraq . In order to function a border post must have at least a checkpoint that will require several fighters at a minimum yet the US has never to my knowledge targeted these border positions. The US operations in defense of Ramadi and Palymra were negligible.
These efforts contrast starkly with the massive bombardment directed against IS fighters in and around the Northern Syrian city of Kobani last year. The US air assaults on the IS around Kobani succeeded in causing the group to abandon their efforts to take the city and the loss of hundreds of fighters and a great deal of momentum. The defense of Kobani proves that the US Air Force aligned with even poorly trained and equipped local ground forces is perfectly capable of defeating the IS group. The repeated mantra about needing US ground forces to achieve victory in either Syria or Iraq is thus proven to be incorrect.
The Media Mantra Betrays the Goal.
Events in Syria and Iraq are receiving extensive coverage in the Western media. One phrase is repeated time and again in almost every Western controlled media report on the situation in Iraq and Syria. “boots on the ground.” There are two very simple messages being transmitted repeatedly in an attempt to grind down and destroy the resistance of the viewer to the US participation n another middle Eastern bloodbath that will achieve nothing positive certainly not for the citizens of the USA. The big lies that underpin this narrative are :
The IS group are a real threat to civilians inside the West.
Only US Military ground operations will successfully counter the IS threat.
It’s unclear precisely how the goal will be achieved but clearly the goal is to parlay US ground involvement in Syria into regime change.
The 50% Claim.
Another interesting claim made by many parties recently is that the IS group controls more than half the territory of Syria. This claim is pure nonsense. It would be more accurate to state that the IS group has positions in areas that comprise more than 50% of Syria. Dozens of different armed groups hold the large parts of Syria that have fallen from the control of the Government. The nation is a patchwork of shifting factions and territories. The opposition groups control area that contains around one-third of the 90% of Syrians who have not fled the nation as refugees.
The IS group has developed a dominant presence in the Eastern Syria areas that border their Western Iraqi stronghold but are not a large or nationwide presence. The al Nusra Front (al Qaeda in Syria) supported extensively by Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel are the predominant group in the largest rebel enclave in the North of Syria..
It is very obvious that this campaign is a large-scale psychological operation due to the media’s repeated use of the infantile phrase “boots on the ground” as a mantra, an incantation. This phrase is the way they are going to explain to the “little” people the US casualties that will inevitably occur if US ground forces are sent to participate in another bloodbath in the Middle East.
The Syria War.
The Syrian Civil war began in 2011 as part of the CIA sponsored Arab spring that saw the Leaders of Tunisia and Egypt deposed in Western concocted “people’s revolutions” and the Government of Libya destroyed by Western Air power.
The Syrian Civil War, whether characterised as the attempted Gulf/NATO/Israeli overthrow of the Assad government, or the people’s revolution that turned violent in response to repression has undoubtedly been a massive disaster from the human point of view.
It is not known and will probably never be known how may people have died in the Syrian Civil War. The figure that is currently quoted is 220,000, some of the more adventurous propaganda outlets have now upped the total to 300,000 presumably reasoning the higher the guesstimate the better. This number is believed to include at least 35,000 soldiers of the Syrian Army. It is possible that this estimate is either low or high. All sides engage in propaganda that leads to the inflation of certain casualties while others are obscured.
All the information regarding the war in Syria is highly suspect due to the fact that almost all coverage is part of a propaganda effort. The refugee figure is claimed to be at 4 million people, and the internally displaced are said to number a further six million. These numbers appear to slightly inflate what are huge numbers, with 1.7 million refugees quoted in Turkey and almost 700,000 in Lebanon along with 100,000 in Jordan.. All in all this has been a major human disaster and responsibility falls upon all participants for this calamity and nightmare.
The Plot .
The Syrian state has clearly been attacked by external forces over the past four years. Syria has undoubtedly been the victim of a broader plot against the allies of Iran. It is not good enough to simply leave it at that however. The outside forces, the US, Israel, the UK, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and first and foremost Turkey have all capitalised on the genuine sense of disenfranchisement and alienation from the Syrian state of a sizeable proportion of the Syrian population.
The many weaknesses of the Syrian state have been successfully exploited by the plotters and their efforts to destroy Syria have been so successful because they are supported by a significant but high;y disaffected minority of the Syrian people.
The Difference between Syria and Iraq and Libya.
Up until September 2013 it had seemed that the Syrian Government would meet the same fate as the government of Libya and be destroyed by Western military operations.The strength that prevented Syria from being added to the ever lengthening list of Western regime change operations was the alliances the Syrian government had maintained over decades with Iran and Russia.
Neither Iraq nor Libya had allies who were prepared to offer tangible support and the support from Iran, Russia and Hezbollah was the key strength that has enabled the Assad Government in Syria to survive the NATO/Gulf backed jihadi onslaught for more than four years.
Palmyra is the site of ancient ruins that date back millenia located in Eastern Syria.
This is a quote from Wikipedia that covers the recent history of Palmyra,.
“Palmyra’s wealth allowed the construction of many monumental projects. By the third century, Palmyra was turned into a prosperous metropolis, with a strong army capable of defeating the Sassanid empire in 260. Following the victory, Palmyra’s chief Odaenathus was proclaimed king but was assassinated in 267. He was succeeded by his minor sons, under the regency of queen Zenobia, who started invading the Roman eastern provinces in 270. The rebellion was masked by a nominal subordination to Rome. However, the situation escalated and the Palmyrene rulers adopted the imperial titles in 271. Roman emperor Aurelian defeated Palmyra in 272, and destroyed it in 273 after a failed second rebellion. Palmyra became a minor city under the rule of the Byzantines, Rashiduns, Ummayads, Abbassids, Mamluks, and their vassals. After being destroyed by the Timurids in 1400, Palmyra remained a small village under the rule of the Ottomans until 1918, then the Syrian kingdom, followed by the French mandate”
The residents were moved from their home in the ancient city by the French, (whose archaeologists sought both to preserve and study the site and it’s ruins) in the late 1920s, the evacuation was completed in 1932. The “town” area of Palmyra is called Tadmur.
Before the war in Syria that has seen the nation successfully dismembered since 2011 the population of Tadmur was around one hundred thousand people. Internal displacements caused by the war saw that population double to an estimated 200,000 people.
This week the IS group attacked the area and seized the town from what appears to have been a token Syrian military presence. This event apparently caused approximately one-third of the populace to flee the city. Many presumably internally displaced for the second time. It is being claimed that the IS group have massacred around 400 people in Palmyra, including some SAA soldiers.
I read an interesting article recently that posited that the protection of the ancient ruins of Palmyra would be the pretext for an escalated US involvement on the ground in Syria. This prediction may turn out to be correct and the underlying conclusion that US invasion is a key goal seems to be correct.
The sight of those beautiful ruins in Palmyra caused my mind to cast back to the destruction the Bamiyan Bhuddas, the ancient carved statues that the Taliban destroyed (allegedly with extensive assistance from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia) in March 2001.Coming six months before September 11th, the destruction of the Bhuddas acted as a great prelude both to the September 11th attacks, and the Afghan war that followed a month later in response.
A lot of people would look at the core members of the cabal, in London, Frankfurt, New York, Paris, Los Angeles and Tel Aviv and wonder why a bunch of old rich Westerners would sponsor the supposed bloodthirsty maniacs and head chopping thugs of the IS group.
At face value they certainly look different. But there is one very important value shared by both groups, the belief in destruction as a positive end in itself, as a way to remake and improve the world in their respective images and this confluence may well see the ruins of Palmyra destroyed in the most spectacular and upsetting possible manner much as the Bamiyan Bhuddas in early 2001. Each side for different reasons have as one of their core values and goals the destruction of traditional human civilisation.
ISIS blows up 2,000yo Arch of Triumph in Palmyra
ISIL shows images of Palmyra temple destruction
Ramadi Falls to IS.
The fall of Ramadi the capital of al Anbar province in Western Iraq is being portrayed as a disaster for the Iraqi military and government. While this is a setback and the deployment of Shia militia forces in the city is likely to only cause the people of the area to become further alienated from the central government. Ramadi and al Anbar province must be seen in their proper context in order to assess the importance of the Ramadi setback.
al Anbar is Very Different.
The reason the fall of Ramadi is not especially telling is because al Anbar is part of Iraq in name only. The people of Anbar province do not support the current Iraqi government and have not supported any of the Iraq Governments since the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Anbar province is a very large and sparsely populated, mostly desert area of Western Iraq. The demographics of the Anbar population is very different to that of the rest of Iraq. Almost the entire population of Anbar are Sunni Arab, there is very little representation of the Iraqi Kurdish or Shia populations in the province whereas in the overall nation the Shia and Kurds combined comprise almost 80% of the population.
al Anbar Under US Occupation.
Al Anbar was the area of Iraq that saw the most concerted and violent resistance to the US presence in Iraq. Despite the province’s small population, more US soldiers were killed there than in any other of Iraq’s provinces outside Baghdad. Fallujah had more name brand infamy but the US military had terrible problems in Ramadi and the only way that Anbar was ever really “pacified” to any extent was through the US military paying bribes to the local tribes not to support the violent resistance to the US occupation there. The direct antecedent of the IS group, the Islamic State of Iraq announced themselves in late 2006 with a procession through the streets of Ramadi.
So dangerous was Ramadi that US operations in the city were eventually conducted entirely off the street. The US military could not drive nor walk the streets of Ramadi, if they needed to conduct an operation they would avoid the streets and vehicles completely and move to their target by destroying the walls of people’s houses and moving through those holes towards their target so they could avoid walking in the street and being attacked with the inevitable small arms fire and roadside bombs.
Baghdad and Damascus to Follow?
Both the Government’s of Syria and Iraq have failed badly at the task of protecting and controlling their national borders. In both cases, token efforts are made to hang onto marginal areas. Small forces are left stranded in isolated bases within opposition held territory. When the bases are over run by a small determined force the required assistance arrives either too late to make a difference, or never.
On the other hand, both Iraq and Syria have managed to hold together the centre of the state, both territorially and psychologically. It can be stated with some confidence that the 60% of Syrians living within Government areas do not support the opposition in any number.
The people in Damascus, and even more so the people of Baghdad do not want to live under the rule of the likes of the al Nusra front or IS. These groups will never achieve the popular support required to overtake and stabilise either capital. In the case of Baghdad, it is often stated correctly that Ramadi is only 100 kms from Baghdad, but this completely mischaracterises the situation.
Psychologically Ramadi is a million miles form Baghdad. The vicious sectarian nature of the IS group combined with the large Shia majority in the city means that the only impact the IS will ever make on Baghdad will be made with car bombs and at best mortar shells and other indirect fire methods.
The populations of the remaining Sunni areas will not support the group, knowing that to do so will likely lead to their mass slaughter and/or see them lose their homes and if the IS group ever set foot in the Shia areas of Baghdad, something they would never be stupid enough to do, they would be quite literally torn apart in the streets. The closing in on Baghdad narrative is pure nonsense.
Are We Doing the Fake War on Terror or the Fake Arab Spring?
These wars in Syria and Iraq are like evil twins, each representing the methods of different power factions within the US and the West to destroy the Middle east. The Neoconservatives allow/conduct false flag terror attacks, lie about the threat posed by the targeted nation and engage in wars of naked aggression such as the Iraq war.
The current faction take a more stealthy path, using proxy forces, pretending not to intervene as they try to over throw their enemies with the colour revolution operations coupled with Air strikes when the confected “people’s revolution” fails.
Libya represents a classic example of the modus operandi of the second group. Violent demonstrations conducted by Western agents and dupes followed by months of UN backed bombardment followed by a total loss of interest once the “enemy leader” has been removed from power and the nation slides into anarchy and somehow the Western media are never able to make the link between the supposed “liberation” bombardment and the chaos that followed and continues to this day. Proponents of the next war never mention the last war. Ever. Whatever the reasons given or the method’s chosen, chaos, mayhem and immense human suffering are the end result.
The Way Out of the Nightmare-Self Reliance and Reconciliation
In some respects the US stand down is a positive thing. The whole habit of attempting to win wars by enlisting major powers to augment local forces must be abandoned by all factions in the region if the nightmare in Syria and Ira is to ever end. Independence and sovereignty must be grounded in independence. The superpowers, whatever their identity or motivation will always expect payment for their assistance.
Both Syria and Iraqi governments need to engage in a vast process to reconcile the warring factions within their nations. It is possible that a plan to decentralise or Federate Iraq and Syria may be one of the ways to satisfy the aspirations of the people of al Anbar, Idlib and other “spheres of alienation” within these nations.
Military victory in Iraq is in theory a possibility for the Iraqi government but history indicates that if a realistic attempt at national reconciliation is not made it will simply see another group of violent extremists assume power in al Anbar and other Sunni centres of Iraq in future even if the IS group were entirely destroyed.
In Syria, complete victory appears to be impossible for either side. There are reports from Turkey that the US has agreed in principle to provide unspecified air support to the Syrian opposition. This may well be the case and clearly the US is working closely with Turkey on the Northern front in Syria.
The US is apparently running substantial parts of the Syrian opposition at this point. It remains possible that the US will intervene overtly on the side of the opposition and in that case bomb them to victory. If this happens the results will be more chaos, the war will not end but simply descend into a series of vicious feuds between sectarian warlords and the potential costs to the US of simply bombing a rebadged al Nusra front to victory will be immense, diplomatically and militarily. The Government of Iran has previously stated that such a move would “cross a red line”, that an attack on Syria would be regarded as an attack on Iran and has threatened to start a major regional war in response.
The IS group will be destroyed and forgotten in the near future, amd it can only be hoped this happens before the group can be used as the patsies for a new massive false flag terror attack and that their crimes discredit all forms of sectarianism and extremism in the Middle East, including of course the Zionist movement whose interests the IS group serve so ardently.
RAW: 60 Iraqi soldiers killed in alleged ISIS attack
They knew! US intelligence predicted rise of ISIS, report shows
Iraq War 2015 – Massive Explosion Right In Front Of Iraqi Army Position Caused By IS SVBIED In Baiji
Iraq War 2015 : Iraqi Shia Militia Blow Up ISIS Car Bomb With ATGM
Iraq War 2015 – Iraqi Army in Heavy Clashes and Firefight against IS in Anbar
Iraq War 2015 – US Close Air Support Levels IS Position Near To Kurdish Fighters In Sinjar
Syria War 2015 – IS SVBIED Explosion Close To Syrian Army Soldiers Position In Al-Hasakah
Syrian Army Retreat Under Rebel Fire From Jisr al-Shughour Hospital After Weeks Of Heavy Clashes
RAW: Residents of Ramadi flee the city as ISIS takes it over
Scores dead as pro-government forces battle IS in Ramadi *GRAPHIC*
Syria: Islamic State claim to have seized part of World Heritage-listed Palmyra
Combat Cam: Stranded Iraqi soldiers rescued from ISIS in Ramadi
Press TV exclusive report from ISIL-held Palmyra
Iraq: Airstrikes rain down on IS targets near Anbar
Iraqi Pro Government Militias In Barefoot Firefight Against IS In Iraq | Iraq War 2015
Iraq: Iraqi soldiers battle Islamic State in al-Anbar *GRAPHIC*
Iraq War in Anbar Province – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
May 24th, 2015. Prominent Novorussian figure and leader of the Lugansk based Prizrak (Ghost) brigade Alexei Mozgovoi and as many as six other people have died after a complex ambush against their vehicles on the road between Lugansk and the town of Alchevsk, some 40 kilometres (27 miles) from Lugansk. Alexei Mozgovoi’s vehicle part of a convoy have apparently been attacked with a roadside bomb and fire from multiple automatic weapons. There appear to have been at least three vehicles attacked, civilians appear to have died in the ambush, including a woman. The cars were thoroughly raked with gunfire from several directions. The attackers were well prepared and clearly well trained judging from the pattern of fire to the vehicle’s windscreen.
There will be no competent investigation from any side. It would seem to be a reasonable assumption that pro Kiev forces organised his death. There had been at least one recent failed attempt to assassinate Mozgovoi in early March after which he made a typically calm yet defiant response via Youtube, an outlet that features many of Alexei Mozgovoi speeches to camera, at the Kazzura and Novorussia channels. A Kiev backed assassination would also make sense given that the Ukraine government is apparently planning a fresh major assault on the Donbass region in the near future. The war is slowly escalating, the multiple rocket launchers, the MLRS or Grad systems are back in use according to the OCSE and this is another step in the process that will see the resumption of full hostilities in the near future.
Donbass War A Human Tragedy that Needs to End..
An estimated 6200 people have died in the year long Donbass war so far, most of the casualties have been the civilians of the Donbass region of Eastern Ukraine. This is a tragedy but one that risks being multiplied many times over the longer the parties to the conflict are allowed to ignore the pledges that they have made to negotiate an end to the conflict.
Ukraine: Famous LPR militia leader murdered in ambush
LPR briefing on Alexei Mozgovoi assassination
These videos depicts the aftermath of the attack. Not for the overly sensitive and this is not meant as disrespect for the dead. The scene is a big part of the story.
[eng subs] 18+ Alexei Mozgovoi assassination crime scene
Ukraine: Investigators arrive at scene of ‘Phantom Brigade’ commander’s killing *GRAPHIC*
A Unique Individual. Alexei Mozgovoi was a unique individual and these videos give an insight into his character. His death is another sad and unnecessary loss of this unnecessary war.
Mozgovoi addresses Putin [ENG SUBS]
Alexei Mozgovoi interview 08/03/15 “I’m not going to yield to provocations
Ukraine: ‘Ghost’ battalion head Alexei Mozgovoy’s funeral attracts thousands
Multiple Shia Mosques targeted in Yemen and one in Saudi Arabia
Worshippers Massacred during Friday prayers.
Shia Mosque Massacre May Signal Engineered Civil War for Saudi Arabia.
In Yemen a series of attacks have murdered an estimated 137 people as at least three mosques of the Shia Zaydi branch of the Houthis. Senior political and military figures were successfully targeted it appears.
An alleged suicide bomber has also attacked a Shia mosque in the Saudi city of al Qatif today murdering at least nineteen people as they worshipped at Friday prayers. Presumably bothe the Islamic State and an al Qaeda branch will claim responsibility.
The “Islamic State” (or in this case ISIL) is predictably claiming the lot although the verification of these claims will never be provided.
There seem to be several alternative explanations for this tragedy.
There is a possibility, in my opinion a very remote one that the criminal House of Saud security forces allowed their jihadist allies to attack the despised and restive Shia.
This makes no sense. The situation in al Qatif has been tense for some time as the embedded video shot around six weeks ago in the same area as today’s attack makes clear.
Saudi regime forces attacking Al-Awamiyah #Qatif with gunfire – April 5th 2015
The last thing the Saudi government need is more trouble and tension.
Another alternative would be an “authentic” terror attack conducted by the Takfiri jihadists in an attempt to start a sectarian war in Saudi Arabia that they will capitalise on to pounce upon the war weakened House of Saud and overthrow it, along with Jordan, as the plot requires Israel to be surrounded as much as possible by “Islamic” extremists. In order to make World War 3 as violent and plausible and complete as possible in the Middle East.
Jordan with it’s current Government, insipid in every way as it is, cannot be credibly nuked in the Armageddon event.
Both the House of Saud and the Hashemites in Jordan are Doomed.
Soon, very soon, the jihadists are going to be turned loose in Saudi Arabia and Jordan The timeline is unclear but this will happen. It may fail but there will be a massive push against both. All the resources that were used against Syria and Iraq will be used against them and they will be helpless. An al Qaeda franchise group, such as the al Nusra front will likely be the next Saudi government.
The Shia areas of Saudi Arabia will within years likely become a state within the state, another Iraqi Kurdistan or Eastern Syria.
Dozens dead after suicide bomber strikes Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia
Suicide Attack Bomb Blast In Saudi Arabia Mosque Qatif Riyadh 22nd May 2015
Saudi Arabia: At least 30 casualties after explosion at mosque during Friday prayers
The US Department of Defense has been caught out selling large amounts of military supplies to a fake police department.
May 22nd, 2015.
Boycott Israel! Boycott Apartheid! Boycott Crimes Against Humanity!
1991 Palestinian children killed by Israel since 2000
State of Palestine: Israeli security forces raid Al-Aqsa Mosque, clashes erupt
State of Palestine: Hundreds take to the streets after IDF storm Al-Aqsa Mosque
IDF storms Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem AGAIN with stun grenades and tear gas
Sensitive Site: Clashes at Holy site enter third day in Israel
State of Palestine: Clashes erupt as Israeli security forces raid Al-Aqsa Mosque for third day
This video speaks for itself. I have no idea if this will help but it cannot do any harm. Almost anything that the Canadian Prime Minister opposes vehemently must be a good idea.
Boycott Israel Using The “BUYCOTT” App || MUST SHARE
Israeli soldiers filmed beating unarmed palestinian during west bank protest Palestine TV, Reuter
Israeli forces attack elderly Palestinian family amid demolition in East Jerusalem
The Deluded Netanyahu Response.
For some reason the BDS thing has become the new supposed “threat to Israel. Netanyahu came up with the ever reliable complete inversion of the truth in his interpretation of what is a small and haphazard movement that has made no discernible economic impact on Israel.
Stating that “The attacks on the Jews were always preceded by the slander of the Jews. What was done to the Jewish people then is being done to the Jewish state now,” Netanyahu said, also alluding laughably to “the defamation of the Jewish people” before heroically concluding that “”In those days we could do nothing. Today we can speak our mind, hold our ground. We’re going to do both.”
The really hilarious thing is that the Boycott Israel movement does not resemble that of the Nazi’s at all but it does bear a strong resemblance to the Jewish Boycott of Nazi Germany that began in 1933.
There is quite simply no doubt that Israel has been running an apartheid system in the West Bank for almost fifty years.
The expropriation of the land that belongs to Arab citizens of Palestine by Jewish settlers is a proven fact.
The illegal nature of the entire Settlement project in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Golan Heights cannot be disputed. The full text of the relevant International Law governing the protection of civilians can be read here:
“Prohibited actions include forcibly transferring protected persons from the occupied territories to the territory of the occupying power.”
“It is unlawful under the Fourth Geneva Convention for an occupying power to transfer parts of its own population into the territory it occupies. This means that international humanitarian law prohibits the establishment of settlements, as these are a form of population transfer into occupied territory. Any measure designed to expand or consolidate settlements is also illegal. Confiscation of land to build or expand settlements is similarly prohibited.”
Israel is therefore in violation of at least two key tenets of the Fourth Geneva Convention, the transfer of the Israeli civilian population into the West Bank is illegal. The expropriation of land, any land is also completely illegal, The building of structures to house the illegally transferred civilian population is also illegal.
Therefore, in my opinion we have a duty to our fellow human beings in Palestine to oppose the breaches of International Law perpetrated against them by the criminal Zionist state. The fact that the perpetrators of the crimes hide behind crimes committed against their relatives in the middle of the past century is irrelevant. The idea that crimes committed by Europeans in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s somehow justify other crimes committed in the Middle East in the second decade of the 21st century is simply laughable, and speaks to the deceptive and despicable nature of the entire Zionist movement since inception. Israel’s crimes are not crimes because they are being committed by Jewish people acting under the banner of Jewish nationalism, they are crimes because they are clearly, obvious and flagrant breaches of International Law.
Friends of Israel.
The maniacal support of this evil from buffoons such as Canadian PM Stephen Harper only reveals these political harlots as being utterly wicked, venal and corrupt to the very core. Any attempts to protect the criminal Zionist state from criticism should see the likes of Harper prosecuted at the UN for the breach of the Civil and Political rights of Canadians as outlined in Article 19 of the UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of which as a UN member, Canada is a signatory.
1. Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference.
2. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.”
If Russia bombed Kiev to restore Yanukovych We Would Be in Favour Right?
An obvious parallel dawned on m recently, the Saudi bombing of Yemen is basically identical to if Russia decided to bomb Kiev as revenge for the “Maidan” Coup”.
The Saudis attacking Yemen with the deposed President Hadi sitting in Riyadh as his nation is obliterated by his ally who are still pretending that he is in power along with the rest of the “Yemeni Government” who also reside in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia would be exactly, absolutely identical to the Russians bombarding Kiev and every other part of Ukraine to restore Yanukovych to power from exile. Hadi will never be able to return to Yemen after this in my opinion, let alone as the President.
It is a sad near certainty that the Yemen Civil War will outlast the maniacal and wicked Saudi bombardment, now into it’s eighth week and with the UN not even pretending to take any real action against the aggressors.
These videos may well depict a type of small nuclear attack.They certainly convey the horror of what the Saudis and their pitiful Coalition of puppets and cowards are waging against the people of Yemen.
Yemen: Huge explosion rocks Sanaa as Saudi-led coalition bombing continues
Saudi Nuclear Attack on Yemen using a Tactical Nuke
Israeli Neutron Bomb Yemen
Big Trouble in the Near Future for the Criminal House of Saud?
Dissident cleric, Sheik al Nimr has been sentenced to death for the crime essentially of “displeasing the Ruling House”. They did not even bother to manufacture a genuine criminal case happy to execute the man for thought and speech crimes alone.
The same clowns who fawn over every pathetic Pussy Riot stunt and antic will never, of course notice Sheikh Al Nimr or ny of the crimes the Saudi regime commits against women there. That doesn’t pay as well it seems!
Saudi Arabia prepares to hang opposition Shia cleric amid large protests
The Saudi King did not come. the rest attended to complain bitterly presumably.
USA: Obama assures GCC that Iran nuke deal is in their ‘security interests’
A glimmer of hope during the “semi’ ceasefire.
Yemen: First humanitarian aid planes arrive in Sanaa
The grim reality.
Yemen: Severity of human rights situation unimaginable, says UN envoy to Yemen
Yemen: Saudi-led strikes continue in Sanaa despite UN pleas
Yemen Strikes: Saudi airstrikes bombard capital after short truce
Saudi warplanes attacked Neqem Mountain near the capital Sana’a
Yemen: Sanaa continues to suffer from drought as conflict intensifies
Yemenis determined to teach S Arabia an “unforgettable lesson”
War in Yemen 2015 – Intense Saudi Arabia Airstrikes Compilation
Yemen: WFP distribute food to nearly half a million during ceasefire
Yemen War 2015 – Heavy Fighting Between Houthi Rebels And Saudi Arabian Army On The Saudi Border
“Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed into law legislation that bans the use of communist symbols.
It is part of a package of laws designed to make a complete break with the country’s Soviet past and bring the country closer to Europe. But critics say the move severely restricts free speech and will divide society. ”
This is a brief overview from Stephen Lendman at Global Research.
“Kiev’s regime is a US-installed, illegitimate, lawless, Nazi infested, fascist police state in Europe’s heartland – waging naked aggression on its own people, risking regional peace and stability. Russians, Jews and others are vilified. Rule by intimidation is official policy.”
“In April, a “decommunization” process began – banning communist and Soviet era symbols and values, including longstanding statues and street names.”
It was such a bizarre thing to do, even by the standards of the Nuland/Pyatt authored walking disaster that is the Kiev government that it took me a while to understand what they were trying to do with this.
This seems to be a truly pathetic attempt to portray the forces opposing the Kiev US puppet government as simply recalcitrants nostalgic for the the Soviet Union,
The really strange thing about this is that the groups fighting the Kiev government do not use Soviet symbols particularly that I have noticed. It is not there in the flag of the DPR.
Nor in the near identical flag of the Lugansk enclave.
Soviet symbols banned Nazi symbols on Parade!
What really stands out is the way that various paramilitary groups allied with the the Ukraine government routinely and explicitly use the symbols of fascist Nazi Germany including on the very flag of the Azov battalion!
By banning the use of Soviet symbology whilst offering no sanction for the use of NAZI symbology the Ukraine government is only making clear their approval of the use of fascist ideology and symbology in the forces fighting on their side.
And how absolutely laughable of the Ukraine government to attempt to show their separation from and opposition to Soviet totalitarianism with their own, comically stupid show of totalitarianism.