The Syrian Army have continued achieving limited and small scale improvements in their position across Syria.
ISIL in Palmyra, central Syria appear to be coming under severe pressure.
Syria: SAA/NDF/RuAF Operations in Western Outskirts of Palmyra
Syria: Part 2: SAA/NDF/RuAF Operations in Western Outskirts of Palmyra
Syria: Part 3: SAA/NDF/RuAF Operations in Western Palmyra
Russian strikes for terrorists isis in Palmyra
Following the “go along to get along” decision by Russia to blame ISIL for destroying the Metrojet Flight 9268 over the Sinai peninsula Russia announced that it’s fleet of aircraft operating in Syria is set to increase by an extra 37 from the current size of fifty.
Russias actions on this matter and the earlier MH17 disaster should end any illusion of Russia being anything other than a self-interested completely dishonest power that stages minor truth incursions from time to time for tactical effect.
Russia then launched a new series of “demonstration” operations, using long range strategic bombers flown from Southern Russia to target ISIL and firing cruise missiles that were photographed as they flew over Syria towards their target in Raqqa.
RAW: Moment Russian cruise missile flies by targeting ISIS in Syria
The Russian president cleverly subverted the French move to send the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to Syria and capitalised to a degree on the tribal mindset imposed by the trauma of the Paris tragedy by making it publicly known that Russian forces were being instructed to co-operate with the French Navy and Air Force.
The way the announcement was managed and the timing mean it is now all but impossible for France to openly act against the Russian operation in any way.
France started bombing ISIL in Syria months ago so the statement from the French president Hollande that “We are at war” following the Paris attacks was completely ridiculous.
They had already been at war with ISIL in Syria.
So it seems as though the silly Zio fantasy speech from the first episode of this seasons Homeland may come true.
Homeland — Quinn tells it like it is
The speech is prime cut pure garbage. Asked about Syria the fictional CIA killer states that the US should either send 200, 000 troops to permanently occupy the Muddle East, accompanied, most laughably by “school teachers and medics” otherwise they should bomb Raqqa and kill everyone who lives there.
The lies are a constant feature of modern life in the West but the volume and intensity are at the highest level that I have witnessed.
So, publicly at least, the West and Russia are going to be one big happy gang of bombers and they will flatten Raqqa and this will probably achieve very little.
The idea that all the people living in Raqqa are committed jihadists hellbent on the destruction of the West and a new Islamic conquest is just another infantile Zionist fantasy.
The people who live there are just people from a Sunni Arab background the same as the people left in Mosul.
It is telling that Mosul is barely mentioned when the discussion of the ISIL capital arises.
This is because Mosul is not in Syria, and Iraq having already been destroyed is no longer a priority target so the fact that Mosul is a city at least four times the size of Raqqa and ISIL are more powerful in Iraq than Syria is on the lengthy “mot for mention” list.
ISIL will presumably be defeated in the coming months but ISIL are simply the favoured “demon brand” of the moment.
The only real difference between ISIL and the al Nusra front is tactical, the al Nusra Front also believe in building a Caliphate (not that ISIL are really building a Caliphate but this is the crap they tell the fools who believe in their movement) the only difference is that al Nusra believe that the caliphate cannot be built until the jihadists win the war in Syria.
So these people are still going to be in Syria and Iraq, heavily armed and in numbers even if every ISIL member were to be killed.
Equally, the sponsors of the War on Terror will simply find another group of salafists to be their new “demon brand” just as ISIL replaced al Qaeda.
“Egypt’s flagship state-run newspaper, Al Ahram, quoted an Egyptian aviation official as saying the plane’s pilot had requested to land at the nearest airport after an unspecified mechanical problem shortly after taking off at 5:50 a.m. local time.’
‘Earlier news reports in Egypt, citing officials, said the pilot had radioed that he was having
technical difficulties and wanted to make an emergency landing. “
The leader of the Egyptian investigation Captain Ayman al Moqadem was cited as the source for the false claim about mechanical problems in Al Ahram
“Ayman El-Mokadem, who is heading a government committee to determine the cause of the crash, said that the pilot sensed a technical failure and reported it to air traffic controllers, requesting to land at the nearest airport.
El-Mokadem added that the plane seems to have crashed during the attempt to shift directions in order to land at Al-Arish Airport in North Sinai.’
Ayman al Moqadem has told the media a completely false story. This was not a momentary error nor an error that has been explained.
On the basis of this false claim the accident was presented as the result of mechanical failure for several days.
Elements claiming to represent ISIL claimed responsibility immediately and released a video purporting to show the attack.
After the mechanical failure thesis lost currency due to the lack of a distress signal, combined with the fact the flight broke up at 31, 000 feet and wreckage was distributed over a wide area, the ISIL thesis immediately replaced it.
Leaked supposed intelligence was pumped through the media, the British government suspended all flights from Sharm el Sheikh on the basis of what was obviously manufactured intelligence.
French, German and other European Governments followed and the Russian government suspended all Russian flights form Egypt, implying their acceptance of this thesis.
The Western media worked relentlessly to cement the ISIL Sinai bomb smuggled on board narrative in the public mind as the investigation released little information beyond the fact that a loud noise was heard at the end of Flight 9268’s recorded final moment.
The attempts to frame the ISIL Sinai all appeared to come from the same source, Israel.
The Western media chose never to mention the Israeli led international air force drill that coincided with the MetroJet disaster.
While ISIL in all it’s incarnations including in Sinai is a reprehensible Sectarian Neo-Zionist hate group that is besides the point.
The attempt to frame the group for this incident bears a striking resemblance to the way numerous previous big lies have been propagated, including the 911 fairy-tale and the lies prior to the Iraq war.
This indicates that the ISIL brand is now being harvested by the manufacturers and this is only one of the first of many false flag massacres that will be attributed to the group
This is the broader threat they represent.
The brand has been so deeply embedded in the public psyche that people will likely believe almost any atrocty attributed to the group in the near future.
Metrojet narratives become clear.
Although very little information has been publicly released regarding the cause of the Metrojet 9268 crash in the central Sinai on Halloween and the truth behind the event remains obscure, the version of events the world will be expected to accept is obvious.
The destruction of flight 7K9268 is going to be blamed on ISIL Sinai and it will be claimed that the group led by the supposed mastermind Abu Osama al Masri blew it up with a bomb smuggled onto the plane before takeoff.
The claim of responsibility from al Masri included according to Wikipedia the laughable comment that
“We are the ones who downed it by the grace of Allah and we are not compelled to announce the method that brought it down.”
This farcical statement makes two things perfectly clear.
One, Abu Osama al Masri is an Israeli intelligence asset and two that he and his ISIL Sinai pals had absolutely nothing to do with the attack. They do not even know how it was done.
They are not saying how it was done because they do not know having had no involvement in the attack other than the patsy role they have now adopted.
. This was a false flag attack, ISIL Sinai are the patsies and it is very likely Russia will accept this narrative. Indeed Russia already seems to have accepted this narrative which plays into the Russian narrative in some respects and may bolster public support for a more long term operation in Syria..
It was very interesting to note that these words were spoken by the Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev, considered a pro-Western element within the Russian power structure by many observers.
Moscow: Terrorist attack could be behind the Sinai plane crash
The Western Media on Metrojet: two distinct phases of gross dishonesty.
Initially there seemed to be an attempt to blame the Sinai crash on poor maintenance. This continued for many days after it became clear that it was nonsense and false comparisons were cited in order to sustain this idea long after it became ridiculous.
There was tremendous emphasis on the supposed tail strike poorly repaired hypothesis and yet the example they were citing bore no resemblance to this event.
For if the story of the oft cited tail strike victim Japan Airlines 123 is examined, one of the things that jumps out is the fact that the plane flew for a further 32 minutes after the tail fell from the fuselage. The two events are completely different in nature. The Metrojet flight ended within minutes of the catastrophic initial event.
The mechanical fault narrative was only abandoned once the ISIL Sinai story was juiced up and ready to replace it.
Framing ISIL SInai and Abu Osama al Masri.
The Western media have collaborated over recent days in an attempt to ensure that the ISIL narrative is the only one given any credence.
Once it became ISIL, it had to be a bomb planted on a plane and all evidence was directed towards that conclusion and away from all others.
Multiple outlets with a proven track record of manufacturing the news and reporting untruths have been reporting that ISIL fighters in the Sinai and in Syria were recorded talking about having conducted the attack,
The Murdoch Sun ,the Mail online and CBS put in yeoman work filling in the back story and manufacturing a case against ISIL Sinai based on supposed “secret intelligence sources”.
Much if not all of the supposed chatter came from Israeli intelligence and was fed to friendly media sources and Western agencies who obediently laundered the manufactured intelligence.
Combined they create a seeming consensus, filling the information vacuum with alluring falsehoods thus sealing the “legend” of the ISIL Wilyat Sinai having planted a bomb on the aircraft without ever having to produce any evidence.
The sound of an explosion on the Flight Data recorder simply means an explosion has taken place in the vicinity, it does not mean that the bomb was on board but all other possibilities are being deliberately excluded.
These are the traditional techniques used to impose the anointed lie upon the pubic mind.
There is an obvious difference between the honest reporting they are allowed to do on minor issues and the directed efforts that only arise when there is some type of operation to protect and deception required.
The same pattern has been seen from politicians who literally only ever lie such as UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond,
When know proven liars collude in this way, when politicians of the lowest imaginable calibre all say the same thing. It means something.
This is a clear attempt from British, Israeli and US intelligence to manufacture a case against ISIL Sinai, every bit as blatant as their roles in the Iraq war and 911 lies..
Charlie Hebdo provocateurs gleefully ‘confess’ on behalf of their evil masters!
When the Rothschild supported Charlie Hebdo printed two cartoons mocking the victims of the tragedy this was a clear under the table message from the perpetrators. They were claiming the credit and they were gloating at their ability to commit mass murder and frame another party for the crime.
1. the use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
“the crude satire seems to be directed at the fashionable protest singers of the time”
mockery, ridicule, derision, scorn, caricature;
the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.’
What possible relation does the subhuman trash produced by Charlie Hebdo in response to this tragedy have to any of that?
None, precisely none. Charlie Hebdo’s purpose was not to satirise anything, this was an open, completely evil celebration of another of the crimes of the people they serve so assiduously as provocateurs and hate mongers.
Russian Federation response.
A recent South Front piece ‘A new war began on October 31…” gave the strong impression that the Russian federation plan to blame and target Qatar in some way in retaliation for their support for ISIL in relation to this attack..
Repeated references have been made to a supposed deal between the Saudis, Qatar and Egypt that Saudi Arabia and Qatar could support ISIL Sinai but there should be no attacks on the Egyptian tourist industry.
The claims of Qatari support for ISIL are presumably correct but the gang is larger than Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Much larger.
Does Russia understand the enemy that has chosen it?
Russia appears desperate to avoid confrontation with Israel at all costs, understandably so, but they are missing the point somewhat.
They are thinking that Russia is big and lethal enough to be able to prevent regime change in Syria, bomb the proxy forces of the Greater Israel project and act as Hezbollah’s air force and get away with it, but they will not.
Until the dark forces behind these events are confronted this group will continue to hijack Western and other agencies and deploy them to commit atrocities in the hopes of starting a World War.
This is what they want and unfortunately they have the capacity to start it all by themselves if all else fails.
This is the grim reality that confronts Russia and China, their only choices appear to involve deep suffering, even collapse, or complete submission to the West and the destruction of their nations by different means..
It is too late for either to walk away from the positions they have taken and there is no doubt that their continued defiance, (or independence interpreted as defiance), will not be tolerated regardless of the financial or human cost.
There are two kinds of people in the world as viewed by the Western masters of the universe, people who share in and promote their project and those who must be broken..
Every person who steps outside for a second becomes an unperson. An obstacle in need of removal.
The fantasy era is over, the music has stopped the last dance has played and the lights have come up revealing the carnage wrought by the supposed well-meaning beacon of democratic virtue, the United States.
Between the two Iraq wars and Afghanistan they killed as many as 4 million people. A holocaust upon the people of the Middle East.
Operators of doomed flight are claiming the aircraft was attacked.
The Deputy Chief of Kogalymavia Airways Alexandr Smirnov has stated definitively that the operator of Flight 7K9268 believe the flight was downed by some sort of attack by ruling out mechanical fault and pilot error as the cause of the October 31st disaster that left 224 people dead in the Sinai desert.
“The plane was in excellent condition,” Smirnov told a news conference in Moscow. “We rule out a technical fault and any mistake by the crew,” he said.’He said there had been no emergency call from the pilots to services on the ground during the flight, which took off from the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh and was bound for the Russian city of St Petersburg.’
“The only possible explanation is a mechanical force acting on the aircraft,” Smirnov said. “There is no combination of system failures that could have broken the plane apart in the air.”
US Detected “Heat Flash” at time the flight was destroyed.
This was the magically missing piece of evidence regarding the MH17 disaster, this was as Robert Parry put it “the dog that did not bark.” If the Eastern Ukraine fighters or anyone from the “other side” had destroyed MH17 there would have been no need for the US government to suppress all their satellite imagery of the incident including, most obviously the launch of whatever rocket or missile destroyed MH17. That alone makes it clear that something is being hidden in that case.
While the connection here is entirely speculative, it is interesting to note that the Israeli Air Force completed a large annual drill known as “Blue Flag” on October 29th. It is also interesting to note that Poland and the US were among the participants. The exercise comprised Air combat drills.
A month to the day after Russia entered the Syrian war in a big way, a Russian Aircraft carrying almost entirely Russian tourists is destroyed in the skies adjoining Israel. What an unhappy ”coincidence”.
It has become clear that someone has targeted the MetroJet Flight 7K9268 that was destroyed in Egypt yesterday leaving all 217 passengers and 7 crew aboard dead.
This statement can be made at this early stage in the investigation because it has become clear that the jet downed in Egypt has split into at least two pieces and there is really no way that the flight breaking up i the air is consistent with an accident.
Not all of the bodies have been recovered yet. The people on the ground are still searching for the dead. In a conventional mechanical failure accident the fuselage lands on the ground in one piece and although there has been at least one air disaster ascribed to a plane disintegrating in mid air, the China Airlines 611 incident of 2002 that left 225 dead, even a freak occurrence such as this would not account for the lack of a distress call from the pilot of the doomed Metro-Jet flight..
The lack of a distress call has been a repeated across several of the recent inexplicable air disasters. The Air Asia 8501 disaster late last year is one that comes to mind immediately. There was never any explanation as to why the pilots never transmitted a distress signal as the plane apparently stalled and fell to the ocean.
“EL-HASANA, Egypt: Egyptian rescue teams were looking Sunday for more victims of a Russian passenger plane crash in Sinai, widening the search after finding bodies scattered across eight square kilometers a day after the incident.
A military officer helping with the search told AFP that rescuers had found 163 bodies out of a total of 224 people who were on board the Airbus 321, which crashed after taking off from a Red Sea beach resort.”
That single story, printed in a pro-Western news organ, the Daily Star makes it clear that someone has done this. Mechanical failure will cause the plane to be unable to fly, it will not cause the distribution of the wreckage over a large area as we are seeing in Sinai.
Intent Signals Motive.
Once it is accepted that this was not an accident but an intended attack, then the obvious motive becomes clear.
Either someone is upset over the month-long Russian operation in Syria and they are expressing their displeasure, or someone is trying to frame someone for that..
The message would appear to be that there will now be attacks on Russian interests right across the world and there is nothing Russia can do about it except continue what they are doing in Syria and try to even up at a later date if they can identify the perpetrators.
It is quite unlikely that any ground anti-aircraft system was responsible for the destruction of MetroJet 7K9268, the height of the jet and the topography of the Sinai would make it seemingly impossible to hide a system of the required size in that area.
The prime methods would be appear to be either a remote hijacking, a bomb or an attack from a jet.
At this early stage the remote hijacking seems to be a non-starter as it fails to explain the mid-air destruction of the fuselage. The most likely explanation seems to be either a bomb on board, an air to air attack or something exotic.
Apocalypse in the Conventional Sense.
It is equally becoming clear that whether by accident or design, events are poised to spin out of all control in the near to mid-term future. It seems that an immense deadly war that dwarfs the current small-scale catastrophes is poised to break out.
The forces of darkness and evil cannot and will never accept that they have been usurped and are no longer the masters of the universe.
Russia has too much pride to back down in the face of their threats. The tactics that work against other merely inflame the Russians and add to their determination and animus towards the authors of evil.
Their mindset is calculating and methodical but there is an element of the Howard Beale character from Network, they have had enough and they are not going to take it anymore and this has been their position since the Ukraine coup of late February 2014.
Since February 2014 Russian officials have stated repeatedly that they are willing to fight a major nuclear war with the West if necessary.
The people who made those statements probably naively assumed it would never come to that.
The wreckage from this flight seems more like the wreckage from a bomb attack or rocket than the Lockerbie crash or the MH17 crash. The distribution of wreckage seems wider and the destruction of the plane seems greater than either of these known rocket and bomb cases.
Egypt: Russian plane crash debris seen strewn across the Sinai
First video from 7K9268 A321 crash site in Sinai
RT correspondent reaches crash site of doomed Airbus A321 airliner
Debris of crashed Russian 7K9268 A321 in Sinai
Egypt: Investigators recover personal belongings from crash site
Egypt: Russian delegation visits plane crash site in the Sinai
No survivors as Russian 7K9268 jet crashes with 224 on board
163 bodies recovered so far after Russian plane crash
Russia: Relatives of crash victims grieve at Pulkovo airport
Deadly plane crashes claim hundreds of lives in recent years
”A Metrojet (former Kogalym Avia, Kolavia) Airbus A321-200, registration EI-ETJ performing flight 7K-9268 from Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) to St. Petersburg (Russia) with 217 passengers and 7 crew, was climbing through FL307 out of Sharm el Sheikh over the Sinai Peninsula (Position N30.16 E34.17) at 04:12Z when the aircraft disappeared from radar. Wreckage of the aircraft was later located in mountaineous terrain about 20nm south of Al-Arish (Sinai, Egypt).”
An Airbus A 321 operated by the Russian company Kogalymavia, known as Metro-jet has crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. All 224 people on board the flight are assumed to have died. There are reports that the jet has been found in the region of southern Arish and is “totally destroyed”. It is interesting that many people are reporting that the plane broke into two pieces. It is also being claimed that the speed of the plane’s descent, at around 6,000 feet per minute is not consistent with even double engine failure. In the case of double engine failure the flight could glide to the ground far more slowlyaviation specialists are claiming.
‘A security officer from the search and rescue team dispatched to the scene said the Russian airline Kogalymavia, known as Metrojet, was “completely destroyed with all on board likely to have died”.
The cause of the crash is not known.It is more than seven months since the last previous major air disaster, the German Wings Flight 9525 incident of March that was blamed ludicrously on a suicidal pilot. .
The Metro-jet flight was scheduled to fly from Sharm el Sheikh to St. Petersburg and disappeared 23 minutes into flight. It is being reported that the flight made a rapid descent for several minutes prior to disappearing.
The Sinai peninsula was the part of Egypt that Israel occupied between 1967 and 1982 when they left the region under the peace deal between Egypt and Israel negotiated under the US Carter administration.
The Israelis completed their Sinai departure on April 25th, 1982.
The Sinai region of Northern Egypt is at least in part under the control of fighters who have pledged allegiance to the “Islamic State” leader Baghdadi and operate under the name Wilyat (region) Sinai.
One interesting report that surfaced in recent days was the alleged leak of a conversation during which plans were being made to conduct a series of false flag attacks in Syria in order to promote war between the US and Russia.
The plot supposedly unveiled by the leak involved a series of events, including the destruction of a Kurdish village on Syria to be blamed on Russian war planes. The shoot down of a Russian aircraft and also a US plane to be somehow blamed on the Russians.
When I came across this on Friday it was filed under the “too good to be true” tag. After the demise of Metrojet 9268 it is hard to see it that way. Now it seems that the plot they stumbled upon centered in the Ukraine and Georgia was only one of several scheduled as the Western elite seek to make their displeasure towards Russia known via the customary “deep message” method.
This is the key excerpt.
“So, the whole group will be in Latakia, in the Al-Nusra zone, the goal is to shoot down American plane. They will get flight information, there is a local Kurd there for that. The plan is turning out very cool! American plane will be shot down by Russian military. This will be told by the Prisoner, that the target was shot down from PZRK. The scene will be amusing, the whole world will talk about it.’
“After this group will go to Hasaka, it is a city near the Kurds and there they will destroy a Kurdish village, the Russians will do everything. In return, the Kurds will shoot down a Russian plane with Stingers. The goal is to pit the Americans and Russians in Syria. The Turks will be grateful, they promise to rouse the Crimean Tatars.’
ISIL in Sinai Claim Responsibility?
These claims are never to be accepted at face value and Flight 7k9268 was flying at 31,000 feet when it first experienced a problem. This height is beyond the reach of all manpad anti-aircraft systems and a complete multi-vehicle anti-aircraft system with a radar as well as firing vehicle would be required to strike a plane at that altitude , but it is interesting that someone is claiming responsibility for this in their name.
“The fighters of the Islamic State were able to down a Russian plane over Sinai province that was carrying over 220 Russian crusaders. They were all killed, thanks be to God,”
Mohamed Ibrahim @Ipress_
#Sinai IS branch claims responsibility for the Russian Plane Crash #KGL9268 #Egypt
The Guardian reported that the Russian and Egyptian Governments believed the claims were not true
“Russia’s transport minister Maksim Sokolov has said that the claim Islamic State militants brought down the plane “can’t be considered accurate”.
Shadi Bushra, reporting for the Guardian in Cairo, has also spoken to Mohamed Samir, Egypt’s army spokesman, who also refuted the claim.
They can put out whatever statements they want but there is no proof at this point that terrorists were responsible for this plane crash.
We will know the true reasons when the civil aviation authority in coordination with Russian authorities completes its investigation.
But the army sees no authenticity to their claims or their video.’
There is zero chance this video is authentic. Even if the highly unlikely ISIL in Sinai claim turns out to be correct, there is almost no chance this is the right plane. The video seems old, modern mobile phones and cameras do not produce images like this and it is also clear that the aircraft in this video is flying far lower than 31, 000 feet.
The reader can decide for themselves.
ISIS Claimed Video of Russian Sinai Shoot Down
It is very strange that the bodies of the victims are starting to arrive at the Cairo morgue yet no footage of the crash scene or wreckage has surfaced.
Egypt: Victims of Russian passenger plane crash arrive at morgue in Cairo
Other than the fact that Metro-jet 9268 has crashed in the Sinai and those on-board are probably dead, this event remains a mystery and to try to draw even speculative conclusions is foolish at the moment.
The possibility that is deeply worrying at this time is that a US airliner were to meet a similar fate in the near future.
I cannot confirm the authenticity of the Fort Russ leak. It may well be true, or it is possibly an act of psychological warfare but there is one thing that they got right for sure and that is that the plotters want major war between Russia and the USA because without it they lose. In Ukraine and in Syria they lose unless they can initiate a major war.
The tragic demise of Metro-jet 7K9268 will not be enough on its own to accomplish their goals. It is therefore highly likely that whatever the cause of the Metro-jet disaster in Egypt, we will see an increase in desperate attempts to foment major war in the near future.
First video from 7K9268 A321 crash site in Sinai
Egyptian authorities retrieve black boxes of crashed Russian plane
Russia: Relatives of crash victims grieve at Pulkovo airport
7K9268: Russian passenger jet with 224 on board crashes in Egypt, no survivors
Russia: Mourners lay flowers and candles at Pulkovo airport
Russian civilian airliner with 224 passengers crashes in Sinai Peninsula
100 bodies, incl 5 children, extracted from 7K9268 A321 crash site
Russian civilian airliner with 224 passengers crashes in Egypt
Egypt PM: Russian jet crashes in Sinai Peninsula
Deadly plane crashes claim hundreds of lives in recent years