Western Backed Insurgents Conduct Sectarian Massacre west of Aleppo.
Death Toll is 126, including 68 children.
Suicide Car Bomber Targeted Shia Evacuees from Idlib.
After more than two years under siege in their hometowns of al Fuah and Kafriya, on April 15th, they got on the buses and began the journey to the relative safety and freedom of Government held Aleppo City.
Only kilometres from their final destination the convoy of buses stopped in the insurgent held Rashideen district west of Aleppo.
Many disembarked and took the chance to stretch their legs. Many children on the buses took the opportunity to escape the cramped environment of the bus.
At some point a supposed Muslim, a fighter from one of the insurgent groups (other than ISIS who do not have any presence whatsoever to the west of Aleppo) detonated a van packed with an estimated tonne of explosives in close proximity to the buses causing the scene to become one of utter carnage and devastation.
The attack is among the most deadly terror bombings of the entire war and the worst since the massacres of last May that killed more than 130 when a large team of suicide bombers attacked the coastal cities of Jab’leh and Tartous, in that case the carnage was caused by at least seven separate human bombs.
More than a dozen insurgents also died in the blast, which appears to have been directed by insurgent factions opposed to the Idlib/Damascus evacuation deal.
The deal remains in place but is only partially complete, an estimated 8000 people remain in al Fuah and Kafriya and Madaya and Zabadani are also only partially evacuated.
Syria resumes evacuation after terrorists kill 112
No party has claimed responsibility for the atrocity and it is likely that the specific offenders will never be identified. Suspicion has fallen upon an outfit named Fawlaq al Sham, who expressed vocal opposition to the evacuation deal. This group was vetted by the US government, labelled moderate and armed with high quality weapons such as the BGM71 TOW missiles.
In truth the insurgency has taken on such a vicious and sectarian character that there was widespread dissatisfaction with the deal. Many fighters wanted to enter al Fuah and Kafriyah and kill everyone there on the basis that they are Muslims of the Shia variety. Almost any of the numerous insurgent groups operating in western Syria are therefore suspects in the massacre.
The culture of hatred and devaluation of human life has grown and spread like a cancerous growth in the Middle East over the past several decades.
In the Middle East, the suicide bombings were initially a largely Shia innovation in Lebanon in response to the murderous Israeli invasion and occupation that commenced in 1982 and continued until the year 2000.
The first Sunni group to engage in these operations on a large-scale was the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas who adopted the tactic in 1993, and proceeded to thoroughly blacken the Palestinian cause and help to justify and obscure Israel’s criminal nature with a series of horrific massacres of Israeli civilians over the succeeding decade.
Following the criminal US/British/Australian invasion of Iraq in 2003 the tactic was embraced by Sunni insurgents and the number of such attacks skyrocketed.
Between 1982 and the Israeli withdrawal in 2000, Hezbollah conducted, by US academic Robert Papes count, fewer than 40 suicide attacks on Israeli occupation forces.
In Iraq and Syria the so-called Islamic State group frequently exceed that in a single month, for example the group claimed to have conducted 85 such attacks in January 2016, more than double what Hezbollah had done in 18 years fighting the Israelis.
The blame cannot therefore be placed at the feet of any one group, however suicide is expressly forbidden in Islam so to claim that the suicide bomber is going to paradise or that there is any ground for suicide attacks in Islam is a fallacy, a lie.
Attacks on military targets are not obvious war crimes in the same way as the Rashideen bus massacre but they do violate the rules the Koran asks Muslims to live by and more importantly clearly run counter to the value on life the Koran demands.
“And do not kill yourselves, surely God is most Merciful to you.”
The whole “We are the soldiers of god and we are fond of death” narrative has been completely bankrupt, an outright aberration from day one and will always be so. If you are a real soldier of god, you value life and do not crave or fetishise death.
In fairness it should be noted that from a military tactical point of view it makes sense for poorly armed militia groups to use human bombs when facing the onslaught of air and ground bombing that accompanies a conventional military offensive. It should also be pointed out that many non-Muslims have conducted suicide attacks, from socialists in Lebanon to the Tamil Tiger separatists in Sri Lanka, who were the most prolific suicide bombers in the world prior to the Iraq war and the emergence of al Qaeda in Iraq as documented by Robert Papes in his work on the topic “Dying to Win“.
Personally it always seemed terribly wrong to me for one person, almost always a more senior person in rank and age to suggest to a foot-soldier that he should conduct an operation where his death is an essential part of the operation.
Just because a tactic makes sense in a certain situation does not mean that it is the right thing to do. It is totally immoral and the foot soldiers are simply being manipulated in a cynical and wicked manner whatever group they represent.
None of that exonerates the Neocon Zionists (nor their “Humanitarian bomber” underlings) who have been the core group responsible for the destabilisation and destruction of the Middle East over the past decades. But there is no doubt that the imperial onslaught has created terrible distortions within the Arab and Muslim world that must be addressed along with the imperial onslaught and the parallel support from Western intelligence for extremists that was the root cause.
It goes without saying that the massacre in al Rashideen did not merit a mention from the new-found ally of the jihadists in the White House.
All the supposed humanitarian concern supposedly created by the Khan Shaykhun false flag incident attack was completely absent when it came to this far larger massacre. The 68 dead children did not merit even a passing mention, let alone a salvo of cruise missiles from the President who makes no attempt to hide his cynicism and hypocrisy.
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April 7th, 2017.
The Khan Shayhkun Massacre.
On April 4th several Su22 jets belonging to the Syria Air Force attacked a town named Khan Shaykhun (population approx 50,000) in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province.
According to the Syrian and Russian military, the warplanes targeted militant warehouses, arms depots and production facilities on the outskirts of the town.
Following the attacks a number of people in the area it is claimed, began to suffer symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. The division between the people who died as a result of high explosives versus chemical exposure has not been made clear, however it is claimed that more than 80 people died following the attack of the warplanes and the subsequent toxic exposure.
There is no clear indication what chemicals the people were exposed to nor the source of the exposure.
Russia and Syria claim that the Syrian Air Force unwittingly bombed an insurgent chemical production facility, inadvertently causing the exposure of civilians to toxic chemicals the insurgents were using to produce weapons.
According to Philip Giraldi, former CIA officer the US government intelligence indicates that it was not an attack by the Syrian Government using chemicals.
“The intelligence confirms pretty much the account that the Russians have been giving … which is that they hit a warehouse where the rebels – now these are rebels that are, of course, connected with Al Qaeda – where the rebels were storing chemicals of their own and it basically caused an explosion that resulted in the casualties. Apparently the intelligence on this is very clear.”
The entire Western media and the anti-Syrian government activists supported by the West and their allies claim that the warplanes launched the chemicals themselves and tellingly the Israeli government fresh from air strikes in direct support of the Islamic State near Palmyra, chipped in within hours of the incident:
Beyond what is implied by commonsense and logic there is almost zero evidence to support either hypothesis. According to the Western media we already know that the Syrian Government were responsible because we all “know” having dutifully digested more than six years of propaganda on the subject that Bashar al Assad is a “really, really horrible person” and that is the end of the matter.
The argument is completely circular, utterly vapid and echoes the script from numerous previous seasons of regime change propaganda directed against Syria and many other targets.
The Motive,Timing and Possible Beneficiaries of this event.
Only days earlier, on March 3oth, US Secretary of State Tillerson made what seemed at a time a mundane statement to the effect that the US had accepted that the regime change operation in Syria had failed and would henceforth focus on battling the jihadists of ISIS and al Nusra.
“The Trump administration doubled down Thursday on prioritizing the fight against ISIS over ending the Syrian civil war and getting rid of its main protagonist, President Bashar al-Assad — a suggestion that was swiftly criticized by hawks on the Hill.”
“Indicating a possible shift in US policy on the war in Syria from the days of the Obama administration, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on a trip to Turkey that the “longer-term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people.”
CNN further reported that the comments had been echoed by the US envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley.
“US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was even stronger about the Trump administration’s decision not to push for Assad’s departure. “Our priority is no longer to sit and focus on getting Assad out,” Haley told wire reporters Thursday.”
The Independent delivered a longer quote from the same briefing.”You pick and choose your battles and when we’re looking at this, it’s about changing up priorities and our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley told a small group of reporters on Thursday. (Source)
These statements at the time seemed little more than a bland acceptance of the blindingly obvious fact that unless the US was willing to wage a war against Russia, it was not going to get its way in Syria.
The War Party predictably reacted with fury to this development and the seasoned warmongers Senators McCain and Graham were equally predictably at the forefront, as CNN further reported:
“The comments drew heavy criticism from Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, Republicans who have long advocated for an increased US military presence in Syria against Assad and his Russian allies.”
“This overlooks the tragic reality that the Syrian people cannot decide the fate of Assad or the future of their country when they are being slaughtered by Assad’s barrel bombs,”McCain said in a statement.
The motive to change this situation is so obvious and powerful that it scarcely bears stating.
Less than a week after this setback, the War Party have the situation back in hand. The President has more than blinked he has bent and broken, revealing the mendacious and cowardly individual behind the brash front.
At this early stage only two days after the event, Khan Shaykhun is emerging as a triumph, exactly the tonic required to get the West back on track towards the complete destruction of Syria with the war party returned to their rightful place at the helm using the US military and taxpayer to destroy the Middle East as per Israel/Big Oil and the munitions industry demands and needs on the back of whatever lie is required.
This is the way things are supposed to be, this is a restoration and now that Trump has broken they can call of the dogs and cease all the Russia-gate nonsense and return to the mundane but immensely profitable business of endless war and world domination whilst putting the finishing touches on the police state.
Layers of Lies.
It is worth noting that in the fact based world there was never any actual evidence that the Syrian Government forces had ever used chemical weapons, anywhere, however UN investigations of a series of attacks in a village named Khan al Assal in early 2013 concluded that Syrian insurgents had used Sarin gas in a series of attacks leading to the deaths of government soldiers and civilians who supported the government.
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These reports were simply ignored by the entire Western media and hidden behind the massive false flag chemical weapon attack several months later in 2013, in outer Damascus. That was the attack that took place two days after a UN Investigative team arrived in Damascus to investigate the Khan al Assal attacks.
How helpful and considerate it was of the Syrian leader Bashar al Assad to conduct a massive atrocity within driving distance of the UN investigators Damascus hotel. How beneficent of Assad to provide the then US puppet Obama with the cassus belli Obama had written into the script almost precisely one year earlier!
In the world of reason and logic, it was obvious on day one that the narrative Westerners were being force-fed about the al Ghouta attack was puerile nonsense, for them to think they can repeat that nonsense four years later when the narrative is beyond ludicrous is proof of the unshakeable fanaticism of the war party, but also of their total creative and intellectual poverty.
The Situation in Idlib.
In Idlib governate, the last remaining Syrian Army positions of substance fell to the combined insurgent forces led by al Qaeda, in March 2015. Back then the jihadist coalition was going by the Army of Conquest title, these days they are Hayat Tahrir al Sham.
Despite the Russian support over more than eighteen months the Syrian Army and their allies have made zero progress in Idlib since 2015, recently agreeing to evacuate the only towns in Idlib that remained under Government control, making a deal to evacuate the government held Shia majority villages of al Fuah and Kafiryah in exchange for letting the insurgents evacuate two long besieged villages in the Damascus countryside Madaya and Zabadani.
The deal essentially ended the tiny remaining ground war in Idlib province, ended all urgency of the Syrians and their allies doing anything in Idlib at all. Idlib is now simply a rear area, the only battles on the ground in Idlib are the intra-jihadist civil wars that break out intermittently.
So whereas it could be posited that the Syrian military have the motive to conduct a chemical weapons attack in a place like Der ez Zour, where a large Syrian force is entirely surrounded by ISIS and under constant ground attack and a similar argument could be made regarding other areas where the Syrian army are engaged in large-scale ground warfare, such as against ISIS in eastern Homs or against Tahrir al Sham in northern Hama. The simple fact is that the Syrian Army have not engaged in large-scale battles in Idlib since 2015, the Syrian Army has little or no presence in Idlib and therefore no realistic motive to resort to the desperate measure of the chemical attack.
There was nothing the Syrians and Russians could achieve in Idlib that would be helped by the use of chemicals, quite the opposite.
The insurgents on the other hand, are losing the war, slowly and painfully, only days earlier the US government has basically admitted the cause is lost. Their situation is desperate, they have obvious and powerful motives to either capitalise on the accidental dispersion caused by an attack on their weapons depot or even to propagate the whole thing. They are the ones who need the situation to change, they are the ones who need some event to cause the President to pivot 180 degrees in the space of a day as he just did.
They have everything to gain and nothing to lose, a history of chemical weapons false flag attacks. The scales of probability are entirely lopsided in every matter pertaining to motive.
At the point when the image of the Syrian state is being rehabilitated, at the point they are receiving massive assistance of all kinds from the Russian government, the Syrian government we are expected to believe just decided to flush the whole thing down the back for no discernible military purpose.
Trump Goes Full Retard (and the critics are gasping with joy)
Overnight President Trump has apparently been lobotomised and today we have seen the President completely break and capitulate to the war party in order to save himself.
The cad, coward and weak-minded fool that he is can no longer be hidden or denied.
As luck would have it, the King of Jordan was visiting DC and the US President took the opportunity at the joint press conference to address the Khan Shayhkun incident.
There are some real gems of black comedy here, President Trump not only knows that the Syrian Government are the culprit “These heinous actions by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated.” (Source)
He also magically knows the details of the chemical that was used just a day after it happened:
“a chemical gas that is so lethal — people were shocked to hear what gas it was — that crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line. Many, many lines.”(Source)
Although characteristically the President did not provide any specific details or evidence supporting these claims.
So did the US send technicians into al Qaeda held Idlib, which the US has itself been bombing regularly in recent months, grab some samples, take them to a lab to have them analysed and then transmit the results to the awaiting President and all his new-found War Party cohorts all in the space of 24 hours?
Clearly the President is simply talking crap based on nothing, using the same low tactics he has been targeted with on the Russia issue. The same low tactics they used against Saddam and Gaddafi and every other manufactured bogy.
Even in the world of lies the people who conjure these narratives are cheap imposters. It is simultaneously pathetic and despicable and if they get their way, no matter what happens it is a rock solid guarantee that whatever steps the US takes to destroy the Syrian state the world will feel the negative repercussions in terms of regional instability for decades.
The Nightmare Renewed.
There will be no happy ending, we know it, we have been on this ride several times before and we know how it ends, even better we know that it never ends, as the US mission in Afghanistan enters its sixteenth year with no end in sight and after ISIS the violence in Iraq will not end. The same US military that beseeched Obama for tens of thousands of extra troops in 2009 are now performing the exact same maneuver with the Chaos Clown who had already gone a long way towards proving his fealty with a $54 billion request to increase the budget of themost bloated and unnecessary department of any government anywhere, ever.
Obama was the first US President who did not preside over a single day of peace and Trump is already all but guaranteed to be the second.
Any military operations, covert or otherwise the US government undertakes against the Syrian government will threaten regional or global war, will accelerate the destruction of the Syrian state, will be contrary to international law and thus subject to sanction as aggression and beyond all that, anyone with a lick of sense knows that there is one very simple rule in the Middle East, the more the US military does, the worse things get.
The President knows this perfectly well, he stated repeatedly throughout the campaign that over the past fifteen years the US has expended trillions of dollars in wars that never end and achieved nothing.
Once Rexxon started threatening North Korea with war it was pretty clear that Trump is not really the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump is better described as the tenth President of the post- executive Presidency, he is puppet number ten to have played the role since the rulers made clear their active displeasure with the last man to defy them by having him shot to death in the full light of day and the full complicity of the security detail. When the brother didn’t get the message the same group underlined it by rubbing him out too when he had the temerity to run for office.
Trump is not going to be judged against George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln or even Kennedy, Trump will be judged alongside the rest of the puppets, quality individuals such as Bill Clinton, Lyndon Johnson, George H.W Bush, George.W Bush, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon and Barack Obama.
The pattern is established and the reasons for the repetition of cataclysmic errors go far beyond the shortcomings of whatever puppet is currently playing the President or which Generals command the campaign.
It has taken only 75 days of intense undermining to cause a complete rethink, a complete repudiation of not only the campaign rhetoric but the excellent words of the inaugural speech also and this comic gem stands out as the precise moment that President Trump announced himself openly as a fraudster and a sellout, just like Obama and the rest of them.
“I like to think of myself as a very flexible person. I don’t have to have one specific way, and if the world changes,I go the same way, I don’t change. Well, I do change and I am flexible, and I’m proud of that flexibility. And I will tell you, that attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me — big impact. That was a horrible, horrible thing. And I’ve been watching it and seeing it, and it doesn’t get any worse than that.” (Source)
Unless, you were to consider for a moment, the far more deadly US air attack in Mosul that slaughtered many more of the exact same people as we are told died in Idlib but this event, one for which he bore direct command responsibility, did not elicit any public comment whatsoever from the President, who prefers to tweet on topics such as the ratings of the Arnold Schwarzenegger version of the Apprentice, the size of the crowd at the inauguration and other similarly weighty topics. Especially those that have a feel-good quality.
Trump continued: “And I have that flexibility, and it’s very, very possible — and I will tell you, it’s already happened that my attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much. And if you look back over the last few weeks, there were other attacks using gas. You’re now talking about a whole different level.” (Source)
Now that Trump has proven his cowardice and loyalty to the empire of lies, presumably all the “establishment issues” will miraculously disappear. After all they will tell each other “we can’t be infighting when there are wars to be fought.”
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Here we have the maniacs who can never spill enough blood, fulminating upon the next US move to create chaos in the Middle East whilst fulfilling the master Israel’s needs. These midwives and mavens of mass murder are all but foaming at the mouth with gleeful anticipation.
There have never been worse people than these anywhere. Ever. Over the passage of time it is sadly becoming clear that the US is going to remain the most destructive and murderous force on the planet unless and until it collapses or is destroyed. Hell awaits think tank psychopaths, hell awaits.
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After a nightmarish and drawn out process marked by the standard avalanche of lies from the pathetic and laughable controlled media and their despicable jihadist allies, the evacuation of Aleppo city is now complete.
“Thousands of civilians have already taken to the streets to celebrate the final departure of the remaining jihadist rebels that were holed up in the Sukkari and Al-Zibdiyah neighborhoods.”(Source)
All of the civilians and fighters in eastern Aleppo city have been evacuated and the city is now entirely under the control of the Syrian Arab Army. The battle for Aleppo city is over. Syria won and all your lies have only once again proven what traitors to humanity you are, congratulations for once again backing evil, being on the wrong side of history and losing. Get used to it. This is your future.
The insurgents have agreed to be transported to the Anadan plains of the Aleppo countryside. All that remains is for the green buses to arrive and drive them away bringing to an end the four and a half year occupation of part of Aleppo city by foreign backed jihadist fighters following a mass infiltration coordinated by Turkey (whose border is only 25 miles from Aleppo city) in July 2012.
During these years these fighters have murdered the civilians of Aleppo on a daily basis with mortars, rockets, hell cannons and pretty much any projectile they could get their hands on. Hostages who tried to flee the eastern pocket were massacred if they tried to flee towards the government areas.
They slaughtered my brothers & sisters, but let me go’: Stories of Aleppo orphans
The decision by the insurgents to accept the evacuation deal came after the loss of the Sheikh Saeed district in the southern end of the pocket following several days during which the Syrian Army halted offensive operations in order to facilitate the evacuation of tens of thousands of civilians held hostage by the desperate, despicable insurgents.
Syrian forces evacuate civilians from parts of Aleppo’s Old City
Civilians Fleeing East Aleppo Through Humanitarian Corridors
Syria: Government forces retake Sheikh Saeed district
The Greatest Victory of the entire war.
The Aleppo victory is the greatest victory achieved in this war by either side and marks an end of the battle for the Syrian cities. The goal of overthrowing the Syrian government is now a pipe dream and while large sections of the lightly populated countryside remain under insurgent control the government controls all the major population centres Damascus, Hama, Homs, Latakia, Damascus and now Aleppo .
The insurgency, the revolution, the plot, the intervention has failed and the US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia Turkey and Qatar have backed a project that has achieved absolutely nothing save for mass suffering and needless death.
The Russians were prepared to sell Assad out way back in February 2012, when only 7000 people had died , in order to preserve their interests and the integrity of the Syrian state but the geniuses of the West knew better. They did not even bother to respond to Russia’s offer, victory was at hand why bother ending the war on Russia’s terms when victory was inevitable?
The Liberation of Aleppois Imminent Following Insurgent Collapse.
In one of the most stunning developments in the grinding five year war, 40% of the insurgent pocket has been lost in the space of 48 hours. Following the Syrian army capture of the Hanano district the entire northern sector of the insurgent pocket collapsed, thousands of civilians have fled into the Government sector and the twin myths of the popular support for the insurgents and the malevolence of the government towards the people have been instantly extinguished.
Every one of the avalanche of lies have achieved nothing but to discredit the source.
The civilians who have been able to leave tell very consistent stories about being used as human shields, being extorted large amounts in order to be allowed to leave, tyrannical religious edicts, hoarding of supplies and the mining of escape routes and firing upon any who try and escape.
The jig is up but the propagandists will continue droning on, they know no other way and are so mentally ossified that they are incapable of honest reporting even if that became their intent.
Scenes of hundreds of civilians out of the south-eastern districts of Aleppo towards the army points in the Mount Pedro
Syria: Liberated eastern Aleppo residents board buses to humanitarian centres
Syrian Battlefield Journalists Explain the Situation to the Jihadists….
In Syria there are two journalists named Rabea Kalawandy and Sohayb Masri who travel around to the recently liberated areas and celebrate Syrian victories whilst taunting the jihadist insurgents. Rabea is the bald guy at the far left and Sohayb is the fellow to the right of screen with the white keffiyeh around his neck, Rabea is the hard man whilst Sohayb is the one with the wisecracks. The videos are posted at Rabea’s twitter account, but only in Arabic.
The collapse of the jihadists in the northern sector of eastern Aleppo gave them an opportunity for an epic and classic video taunting the insurgents who have done so much damage to their nation. The complete video is embedded below.
The Next Steps.
When the fighting in Aleppo ends, as it will do within the coming weeks at the latest. The war will be over for control of Syria’s major cities, the war will continue in Latakia/Idlib and the Aleppo countryside to the west as well as Hama, Homs and Deir ez Zour to the east and a much smaller war in the south of the country but within months Syria may be able to begin rebuilding the core state. The insurgent defeat in Aleppo is going to mean the end for the insurgency in the major Syrian cities, the insurgency will become more of a nuisance at the edge rather than a threat to the existence of the state.
The end is now in sight, Syria has survived the worst that NATO and the Gulf States could throw at them short of open war- including dozens of airstrikes from Israeli and US coalition aircraft, and they have survived.
Syria, the army and the people deserve the credit but it is telling that whereas Saddam’s Iraq and Qaddafi’s Libya had no real allies willing to lift a finger in their defense, both Iran and Russia have made massive sacrifices in support of Syria and that has made it completely impossible for the plot against Syria to succeed as the previous regime change/state destruction operations had done.
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, President Obama and even the British Labor party and Parliament deserve a modicum of credit also for resisting another demolition job in September 2013 after the massive chemical weapons false flag was supposed to close the deal.
Without the US air force the insurgents were never going to win, but the billions of dollars of military aid from a host of nations and steady influx of duped foreign fighters via the Turkish border made it impossible for the Syrian Army to prevail prior to the increased Russian and Iranian assistance of late 2015.
Many thanks to ANNA News for their reporting on the ground, which has provided almost all of the imagery used in this piece and many others.
The quality of their reporters and their work stands in stark contrast to the trash pumped out by the liars of the Western media over the duration of the Syrian war.
Syrian War Report – November 28, 2016: Syrian Govt Forces Liberate about 40% of East Aleppo
Syrian War Report – November 30, 2016: Govt Forces Are Close to Full Liberation of Aleppo City
Aerial scenes of eastern Aleppo
Syrian forces retake more districts in Aleppo operation
Syrian army liberates key districts in eastern Aleppo
Battles for Aleppo | November 24th – 26th 2016 Hanano district
10,000 civilians flee east Aleppo
Reports from the east Aleppo | November 27th 2016 | Jihadists on the run
Muhammad Rafe. Born to be a warrior
Syrian reporters trolling jihadists from newly liberated district
In late October insurgents outside the Aleppo city pocket made what now seems a final desperate attempt to break the siege. The offensive caused a great deal of damage, saw the insurgents take a high number of casualties and kill many civilians and achieved no territorial gains at all.
After the offensive the insurgents hold considerably less territory than before it started.
The encirclement and impending loss in Aleppo have inspired a welter of hysteria and an avalanche of propaganda from the Western media.
This has brought us many wonders in the field of lies but it is hard to surpass the fake twitter account with a seven year old girl calling for World War 3 . There should be an award for lie of the year, and that should be a contender.
Although to be fair, the widespread pretense that the more than one and a half million occupants of Government held Western Aleppo city do not exist and are not being killed and wounded in large numbers by the indiscriminate shelling of the insurgents was also an impressive and audacious lie (of omission as opposed to commission) propagated almost across the board by our wonderful media.
“At least 74 civilians, including 25 children, were killed in the 8-day-old offensive launched by Syrian opposition fighters against the western edge of the government-held part of Aleppo city.” (Source)
The fighters inside the pocket are incapable of any meaningful offensive operations and the fighters outside the pocket cannot break the siege despite throwing absolutely every possible resource towards the task over several months.
All insurgent attempts to break the siege of the eastern Aleppo pocket having failed, the insurgents are going to have to accept defeat in the Battle of Aleppo in the coming days and weeks.
There will be no total victory in the conventional sense, the Syrian army and their allies are not going to seize east Aleppo by force or kill every insurgent in the pocket, rather they are going to force the insurgents to accept a deal that will see them relocated by the government to insurgent held Idlib. Identical deals previously saw insurgents evacuated from Homs city, Daraya and in recent days the town of Khan al Shih in the Western Ghouta area of the Damascus countryside and their departure from Aleppo will end any meaningful insurgent presence in Syria’s major cities and with it any hope of regime change in Syria.
After a month of fierce resistance the insurgent defensive positions at the Aleppo military colleges collapsed on September the 4th following a day of dozens of Russian airstrikes and a two-pronged ground assault on their positions conducted by the Palestinian/Syrian loyalist militia Liwa al Quds and the Tiger Forces of the Syrian Army.
Such was the intensity of the fighting that it is as though winter has come early in the area of the military academies as the battles have blown all the foliage from the branches of the trees.
If nothing else the insurgents deserve respect for forcing the Syrians to destroy the colleges and surrounding buildings in order to displace them. and while loyalists crowed that the insurgents had “Lost 1000 fighters in order to deliver three watermelon trucks!”both sides took heavy casualties in a month of some of the most intense and violent urban combat of the entire war.
The restoration of the encirclement of the insurgent pocket in east Aleppo and has triggered a predictable and laughable barrage of propaganda from the pro-insurgent media in their desperation to save the doomed jihadists in Aleppo city..
East Aleppo Under Siege.
The supply line through Ramouseh was never truly reopened, due to the intense fighting taking place and at this point it can be stated definitively that the Ibrahim al Youssef offensive failed in its objectives, and the insurgent claim that they were going to seize all of Aleppo city has now been rendered absurd, and while the carve up of northern Syria is now underway, the core Syrian state will survive and Aleppo city will be included.
They hold only one minor regional capital, Idlib and any realistic view of the regime change effort would accept the fact that this effort has failed and has been the major cause of the immense and continuing suffering of the blameless Syrian people.
The insurgents are going to lose in Aleppo, just as they were defeated in Homs, Darayya and many other former strongholds and with the loss of Aleppo all pretensions towards the insurgents playing a major role in the future of Syria, much less of achieving victory. will be gone.
Once Russia became heavily involved in the conflict, the regime change project faced a choice between defeat and war with Russia, and so desperate were the empire’s minions to maintain their supremacy many favor the military option, war with Russia on behalf of Al Qaeda, it makes perfect sense!
The groups fighting the US military in Iraq began using chlorine gas bombs in 2004. these groups conducted dozens of attacks using the gas, but abandoned the tactic because of its ineffectiveness. Chlorine gas is very rarely deadly,”or as Wikipedia describes it “have proven not to be a viable means of inflicting massive loss of life. ”
The Syrian Armed forces have access to a virtually inexhaustible supply of high explosives and the systems to deliver them onto a target. Sometimes they use napalm, sometimes the Russian Air Force uses phosphorous and other incendiaries. These weapons are both far more terrifying and effective than any chlorine device that has ever been constructed. The idea that anyone with access to these ferocious munitions would resort to the use of the nuisance value chlorine is a joke.
Incendiary munitions airstrikes on targets in rebel held parts of Aleppo
Anyone who is capable of rational thought will see that the only party with any motive for launching chlorine gas attacks are the insurgents.
After Syria gave up its chemical weapons stockpile in the wake of the East Ghouta false flag attack of August 2013, it was no longer possible for the insurgents to commit mass murder with Sarin and blame it on the government in the hope of causing the US to enter the war and bomb them to victory.
But the insurgents still needed to find a lever to provoke the US to act as their air force so in their desperate position they have resorted to conducting small-scale attacks with Chlorine gas and blaming them on the Government.
These claims are not worthy even of contempt but the Western media embrace them without question, still seeking to fulfill their master’s goal of regime change in Syria and willing to tell any lie, support any evil to make it happen.
The Death of the UN.
Recently the UN even chipped in with a report blaming the government for these attacks, on the basis of eyewitnesses who claimed the chlorine was dropped from helicopters.
Despite the fact that pretty much every airstrike that takes place near a populated area in Syria is filmed, no-one has ever filmed any of the helicopters supposedly responsible for the dozens of such alleged attacks.
This Robert Parryarticle provides an excellent analysis of this issue:
The fact that the UN released a report supporting this brazen, low and despicable narrative merely indicates that the UN itself is an entirely bankrupt and worthless organisation, something that has been obvious for many years.
“The ongoing Haiti cholera outbreak is the worst epidemic of cholera in recent history, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After the 2010 earthquake, in little over two years, as of April 2013, it has affected has killed at least 7,000 Haitians and sickened a few hundred thousand more while spreading to neighboring countries including the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Since the outbreak began in October 2010, more than 6% of Haitians have had the disease.” (Source)
It goes without saying that no-one within the sick parody that is the modern-day UN was held responsible for this act of momentous incompetence that has led tot the deaths of thousands of Haitian civilians.
If the professional liars responsible for that nonsense think they are fooling anyone with an IQ above room temperature they are in for a rude awakening.
The Syrian Army and their allies have played their part, they have done their job, now it is incumbent on those outside Syria to destroy the reprehensible propaganda edifice that will seek to prevent their victory in Aleppo.
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Massive Setback in Syria as Insurgents Break Aleppo Siege.
A massive week-long series of insurgent offensives have succeeded in breaking the encirclement of Eastern Aleppo.
The jihadist coalition Jaish al Fatah (Army of Conquest) achieved breakthroughs from both inside and outside the Aleppo pocket on August 6th ending the siege imposed on insurgent held east Aleppo several weeks ago.
The insurgents broke through the Syrian defensive lines at the Aleppo Artillery Academy, enabling them to carve out a 1.5 km strip connecting the east Aleppo city pocket with their positions to the south of the city.
The strip that has been carved out does not provide the insurgents with a reliable supply line into Aleppo as the Syrian Army are still in position to fire upon any vehicles traveling into and out of eastern Aleppo but as far as the fighters being trapped, that is over.
To add insult to injury, not only have they broken the siege, they have semi-reversed the situation, cutting off the main supply line between Damascus and Aleppo meaning that Government held Western Aleppo is in danger of being cut off and besieged. The government now relies on the Castello road supply line captured from the insurgents in early July.
The jihadists have now announced their intention to drive the Syrian Army from Aleppo entirely, this is probably not a realistic goal at least in the short to medium term but it shows the effect that breaking the siege has had on their morale.
A Remarkable Victory.
So a bunch of guys with AKs, backed by high quality US made guided missiles and spearheaded by massive drive-in suicide bombs, managed to completely over run the Syrian Army’s defensive positions in southern Aleppo despite intense air bombardment.
The scene at the Artillery Academy was remarkable, a massive facility abandoned seemingly with barely a fight, yet this was supposed to be the primary loyalist defensive position on the Southern perimeter of Aleppo.
There were about three dead bodies visible and that was it. It seems that following the initial onslaught of vehicle bombs the majority of the defensive force withdrew from their positions.
A leaked recording said to be an intercepted transmission made by a Hezbollah fighter prior to the withdrawal from the Artillery Academy contained statements such as “only Lebanese are left here…all the militia went home..we have been abandoned.” You get the idea.
This is an immense calamity, nigh on catastrophe and the best conclusion that can be drawn from this is that there is no military solution in Syria.
This does not mean the insurgents are going to win the war. They are not going to win the war, but this does show pretty clearly that the loyalist side for whatever reason, despite the intense Russian air support, cannot win the war unless dramatic improvements are made in the near future.
Massive Loss of Prestige.
The encirclement of the Aleppo pocket was a big deal in military terms, but more importantly in terms of the narrative of the conflict.
The whole prestige of the operation takes a massive hit on the back of this. When you call on the other side to surrender, as the Syrian Army have done in recent weeks. you look pretty bad when they are able to fight their way out of the pocket.
All available resources had to be devoted towards preventing the insurgents from breaking the siege yet the Syrian Army in recent days has started a massive offensive in Latakia province.
The headlines tell a sorry story. .The insurgent offensive began on July 31st.
The lack of acumen and tactical flexibility is cruelly exposed.
Other than the Tiger Forces, Hezbollah and the IRGC the loyalist side is fielding a combination of poorly trained conscripts and Shia volunteers from far afield, many of whom are completely out of their depth.
Conscripts make for wretched soldiers for completely obvious reasons, the problem of conscripts is compounded by the fact that the loyalist forces are constantly fighting on numerous fronts and thus dissipate the small portion of high quality forces at their disposal.
All the people in the insurgent held areas are part of the war effort whether they like it or not but in Government held Syria people are still frolicking on the beach and living their normal lives as if there was no war.
South Front stated at the time that the Russians would in future only entrust high level equipment to the Hezbollah and IRGC units as they were the only forces considered competent and reliable.
The embarrassment with the T90 lost to al Zenki aside, the Tiger Force do have a solid record of defeating the insurgents of all stripes, they have repeatedly defeated both ISIS and the Army of Conquest, including key victories in north and east Aleppo in recent months, but they appear are fully stretched holding onto their northern part of the Aleppo encirclement, now comprising the sole government held supply line out of Aleppo.
It was the Tiger Force that actually closed the Castello Road from the north at the start of July having spent weeks fighting vicious pitched battles for the Mallah farms area just to the north of Castello road.
Generally the insurgents know where the Tiger Force are deployed and they simply launch their attacks somewhere else as they have done on this occasion.
It can be presumed that the Tiger Force will be expected to enter the battle in southern Aleppo in the near future to at least re-open the government supply line to Damascus.
Once they are fully mired in that area the insurgents will presumably attack the Aleppo pocket in another spot and on and on it will go.
One of the things that I have always found troubling about the Syrian Government efforts is how dissipated they are, so while all efforts and all manpower available should have been devoted to the protection of the winning position in Aleppo, the Syrian Army was engaging in large scale offensives in Latakia and the Damascus countryside, as well as fighting a desperate but large-scale rearguard action in Der ez Zour in the far east and daily battles in the Homs and Hama countryside/desert.
To me this is one obvious reason why there never seem to be enough troops to counter the insurgents, they are trying to do too many things at once, some things, like Der ez Zour are essential, but others are not.
The town of Kinsabba has changed hands so many times that it is becoming meaningless. The Syrians have taken the town at least twice and lost it at least twice in the past eight or nine months.
The whole Latakia offensive faltered at a place/hill called Kabbani, many months ago the Syrians were poised to end the war in Latakia and be able to move east towards Idlib once the hill was seized, but for reasons that were never explained they were never able to take Kabbani (an admittedly great defensive position-a mountain layered with heavy forest) and ever since then the war in Latakia has been a back and forth non-event for the most part.
The insurgents are not especially strong in Latakia so it might be better to simply engage in a holding operation behind heavily fortified and artillery defended positions and send all surplus forces available to the truly essential Aleppo operation.
The leadership of Syria appears to be incompetent.
The efforts of the Syrian Government to tell their side of the story have been half-hearted at best.
Both Iran and Russia do a far better job of telling the loyalist side of the story yet there is no reason this need be the case. Syria should not be relying on Press TV and Russia Today, they should be able to tell their story to the world and the failure to even attempt to do so speaks of a government that is firmly anchored in the past and with an apparent habitual passivity that is a complete disaster.
The Syrian state broadcaster actually seem to believe that if they say things are going well and the rebels are being trounced than people will believe it, especially if they play some ultra-corny martial music behind it. (In fairness the insurgent music is even worse, downright nauseating)
All The Rhetoric Now Rings Hollow.
The Syrian President’s claim that the Syrian Army will retake all of Syria now seems a distant and unrealistic dream.
The next round of peace talks are scheduled for late August, the loyalist side might as well try to come up with some kind of face saving compromise because all hope of a military victory has seemingly gone.
Syria is most likely going to be destroyed, the state is not going to exist in ten years time and the leadership of Syria bear immense responsibility.
Iran and Russia are going to lose immense prestige as a result of the fiasco in South West Aleppo. They appear to have been blind to the shortcomings of the Syrian Government and by propping it up they have almost served to mask the flaws.
For years now people have been making excuses for the Syrian Government that ignore the reality.
For example it is often stated that the war is not really the fault of the government because tens of thousands of jihadists flowed over the Turkish and Jordanian borders.
There is an element of truth here but it ignores the fact that the policing of the borders was the responsibility of the Syrian Government who were running a highly autocratic state so the jihadists were not simply magically inserted into the country they were able to enter Syria because the Syrian security forces were not capable of doing their job and sealing it.
The President of Syria Bashar al Assad often gives interviews and when he is asked how he would like to be remembered he often states that he would like to be remembered as the man who held Syria together throughout the crisis, if events continue on their current path he will be the last President of united Syria, he will be the incompetent who oversaw the nation’s destruction despite the loyal support of major allies Russian, Iran and China.
A Nightmarish Future Awaits the Entire Middle East.
These victories portend a nightmarish future for people right across the Gulf and the Levant as the viciously sectarian insurgents are not going to stop fighting after the war in Syria is over whether they succeed in destroying the secular, multi-confessional state and replacing it with a Wahhabist nightmare or not.
The insurgents have named their offensive in honour of a man named Ibrahim el Youssef, a member of the Syrian Army who summoned a group of Army cadets to a morning meeting in 1979 and proceeded, along with several Muslim Brotherhood counterparts to massacre between 50 and 80 defenceless young soldiers.
According to the government account, members of all sectors of Syrian society were among the murdered but the insurgent account has it that all those killed were Alawites and this makes it an act worthy of emulation almost 40 years later!
These are not people who are going to win a war and return to civilian life, although there are always individual exceptions. The group is going to move onto the next battle.
The serial war propagandists of the Guardian and the BBC are contemptibly trying to compare the situation in Aleppo with Srebrenica or Rwanda, blithely overlooking the repeated chemical weapons attacks by the insurgents, some of which they actually openly admit to conducting and missing the point entirely that for all it’s faults, the Syrian Government has never targeted people based on their sectarian identity, but if they ever achieved their goal of a rebel victory,the Alawites if Syria would likely be in a position where they would leave or die because these insurgents have been sold on a deeply intolerant and viciously sectarian ideology, hiding behind the banner of supposed Islam.
How ironic the warmongers mention of Rwanda and Srebrenica will seem if that is ever allowed to happen!
All of this is happening because the decision has been taken to redraw the boundaries of the middle east, the Sykes Picot borders are to be destroyed and replaced with quasi-Zionist sectarian statelets in constant warfare with their neighbours..
Syria now seems set to become the new Libya, Somalia or Yemen, the people are going to be mired in decades of chaos and mayhem and the only authority will be the bomb the gun and the warlord.
The Caravan of Death is Not Going to Stop at Iraq and Syria.
The foolish and wicked leaders of Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states who are currently gloating are going to be experience a rude awakening as the jihadism they have funded and nurtured is turned upon them and their nation is reduced to a chaotic bloody nightmare like Syria and Iraq. The clock ticks.
The massacre occurred on June 16, 1979, in the Ramouseh district of the city of Aleppo, Syria. An officer on duty, Ibrahim el-Youssef, and members of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood calling themselves the Fighting Vanguard (at-Tali’a al-Muqatila) and led by `Adnan `Uqla, massacred between 50 and 83 Alawi cadets in the Aleppo Artillery School. The duty officer in charge of the school called Alawite cadets to an urgent morning meeting in the mess hall of the school; when they arrived, he and his accomplices opened fire on the unarmed cadets with automatic weapons and grenades. The incident marked the beginning of full scale urban warfare of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood against that ruling Alawites”