Saturday, January 14, 2017
The beautiful Barada River that runs through Damascus has been the main source of fresh and healthy water for centuries, poisoned with diesel by NATO backed Al Qaeda terrorists on December 23, 2016 (Image by AFP).
AlQaeda terrorists are trying to balance the proxy battle with a new strategy - starting a water war. Wadi Barada near Qalamoun region is occupied by the Takfiri-heathens of Nusra and Ahrar. On December 23, 2016 they mixed diesel in the Ein-al-Fijah Spring that supplies fresh water to a population of 5 million in Rif-Damashq Governorate via Barada River. Thereafter, they bombed the structure of the spring, knocking it down altogether. Then they claimed that the water supply to Damascus was damaged by cluster bombs dropped by Syrian forces in mid December while chasing 'rebels’ in and around Wadi Barada, even though at that time the water supply in Damascus Governorate was not damaged. The proof of the truth was inadvertently provided by the terrorists. Twitter images below of terrorists with pseudos Abu Taleb Barada and Laith Yousef speak for themselves. Both images are part of the same tweet.
Much too disgusting !!
As expected, pro-terrorist circles are grabbing the opportunity to share the suspicion claiming that the story of Damascus water crisis is debatable as to who caused the damage – “rebels or government forces -” despite terrorists gleefully bragging on social media the destruction they carried out. This Satanic manipulation using the aspect of doubt is the hallmark of the wretchedest of the wretched to dump the blame on the blameless.
On January 6th, while SAA and Hezbollah confronted Takfiri terrorists in Wadi Barada, Ya Libnan - a mainstream Beirut news channel and not the most reliable - reported that a team of Russian observers were barred from entering Wadi Barada by Hezbollah forces. Ya Libnan did not cite any reasons why nor was this confirmed by Syrian or Iranian sources.. But it's very likely that Hezbollah suspected Russia may give some feedback to Turkey that may cause negative repercussions on the Syrian side. High time for Russia to be decisive and choose between Syria or Turkey instead of dangling between the two. That's the sign of a crook, not an honest broker. More on that in a while.
It was reported on January 13th that the Syrian Army entered the village of Bassimeh where the fresh water spring of Ein-al-Fijah is located. Their effort to drive out the terrorists was intense and the AlQaeda groups were overwhelmed. And then guess what? The Israeli Defense Force that was apparently monitoring the battle fired several missiles from Sea of Galilee (south of occupied Golan Height) into Syria's strategic military airport base of Mazzeh city in Damascus Governorate, barely 5km from the capital. Residents at the capital heard a barrage of loud explosions that shook the city and its vicinity. "Israel, through its attacks, is assisting terrorist groups fighting the Syrian government" was the statement issued by the Syrian Army. This is not the first time. In the past there have been countless incidents when Israel intervened to bolster the foreign fighters of Al Nusra, Daesh and other splinter groups against advancing Syrian forces. The U.S. coalition uses an identical tactic. Last October 2016, several major bridges in Deir Ez-zor Province including the Syasia Bridge were bombed by the coalition to hinder Syrian forces advancing to Daesh strongholds. Hezbollah's presence in the military operation at Wadi Barada served Israeli interest still better to execute this attack to the advantage of AlQaeda. But despite Israel's assistance, their allies were defeated in Wadi Barada.
Image from Ya Libnan.
Needless to say, hardships faced by the residents of Damascus since the past 2 weeks have been immeasurable. All store shelves are empty of bottled water. Many residents began taking water not fit for consumption. It's nothing short of a miracle how water-borne diseases haven't begun spreading yet.
Image Press TV
RT reports, terrorists have "allowed" Syrian forces to take control of water supplies to Damascus Governorate .. in other words, the terrorists have surrendered to Syrian forces and Hezbollah. According to the Governor of the countryside province of Damascus-Governorate on January 13, Syrian engineers had entered the location of Ain-al-Fijah for extensive repairs.
Quoting the Governor, Alaa Ibrahim: "God willing, the pipe will be fixed within three days... rapid measures will be taken to get water to Damascus tomorrow." That refers to a makeshift arrangement to restore partial water supply to Rif Damashq. Complete repair would likely take much longer considering the extent of destruction.
But as you read RT's side of the story, you may not need to be too discerning to smell a rat. According to RT, Syrian forces and "militias" reached a "deal," that Syrian forces "halted military operations in Ain-al-Fijah and started reconciliation with the militias there." And those "rebels who refused the deal will be allowed to leave for the rebel-held Idlib province." Such expressions and conditions over the Damascus water crisis (after the defeat of terrorists) at Wadi Barada do not delineate the independent views / decisions of the Syrian Government as they did not in Aleppo. Governor Alaa Ibrahim had to say that (if at all he did) under Russian pressure. Russia's problem-solving approach of Wadi Barada had to similarly appease Turkey after this latest terrorist debacle. Quite obviously, Hezbollah had a valid point refusing entry to Russian observers. Russia had no part in the military operation at Wadi Barada anyway; it was exclusively by the joint efforts of SAA and Hezbollah.
If vanquished terrorists who sabotaged the water supply to 5 million people - a serious war crime also admitted recently by an organization as partisan as the U.N. - can be exonerated, set free like birds and ushered, this time to Idlib Governorate which is only 325km north of Damascus, to what extent can the future safety of Damascus water supply be reassured? Will the Syrian engineers even get enough time to finish the vast repair work before another terror attack is launched? If this is Russia's interpretation to "eliminate terrorists from Syria," simply shuffling them from one corner of the country to another, then the word "eliminate" might as well be removed from the English dictionary.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Bargains are designed by the U.S. only to suit the terrorists.
Image: News .com. au
In exchange for their evacuation along with their families in East Aleppo, the terrorists agreed to lift the lengthy siege of the twin villages of Fuaa and Kefraya in Idlib province (60km south of Aleppo) and free the 12,000 long-suffering civilians held hostage by Al-Nusra & affiliates for 21 months. This concession was adamantly demanded by Iran as part of the East Aleppo deal. But as soon as the green buses approached the villages of Fuaa and Kefraya, the terror-thugs held up their US-made automatic weapons in defiance, barricaded the two villages and torched at least two green buses.
Compare the bargain in East Aleppo with the one in Fuaa and Kefraya. While all terrorists enjoyed the privilege of evacuation from East Aleppo on the insistence of Kerry, Al-Nusra (breaking its promise to Syria and Iran) allowed only 750 civilians to be evacuated from the villages of Fuaa and Kefraya which included just the elderly and the sick. Yet Al-Nusra was never pressured by the West, nor Turkey nor Russia to lift the siege and allow the evacuation of all residents of Fuaa and Kefraya. That's the sort of blatant preferential treatment AlQaeda terrorists are enjoying .. similar to the Zionists. The most typical characteristics of takfiri terrorists are ingratitude, deceit and callousness.
By the way, Idlib region is one of the last terrorist strongholds in Syria and is expected to be the next major battleground. Observers have opined that the strategy of the Syrian military is to advance toward Idlib after Aleppo is fully secure. This would be another key battle. Whenever it happens, Turkey (striving for permanent bases at Jarablus and Al-Bab) will almost certainly play a lead role with various AlQaeda groups against the Syrian forces.
Tragic situation of civilians in Fuaa and Kefraya for 21 months because of siege by terrorists and still no relief. No food, no water, no electricity, no medicines and no media coverage.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
A Syrian Army soldier removes Al-Nusra flag from the historic Ummayad Mosque in East Aleppo which was occupied by takfiri AlQaeda terrorists.
Colossal coverup by embarrassed Fake Media.
On December 16, 2016 while battled raged in East Aleppo, Syria, to kick out AlQaeda, 14 NATO officers hiding in a secret bunker were arrested by members of the Syrian Army. These undercover NATO terrorists linked to AlQaeda in East Aleppo were from USA, Turkey, Israel,France, Jordan and Morocco with fake IDS, a standard rule in all undercover missions.
The first source of this report was the Syrian-based journalist, Said Hilal al-Sharifi. Quoting his statement: “Thanks to information received, Syrian authorities discovered the headquarters of high ranking western/NATO officers in the basement of an area in East Aleppo and have captured them alive. Some names have already been given to Syrian journalists, myself included. The nationalities are US, French, British, German, Israeli, Turkish, Saudi, Moroccan, Qatari etc. In light of their nationalities and their rank, I assure you that the Syrian government have a very important catch, which should enable them to direct negotiations with the countries that have tried to destroy them.”
Veterans Today reports that according to latest information, the numbers are much higher than 14. Number of U.S. NATO officers is 22, British 16, French 21, Israeli 7 and Turkish 62. Also add Saudis and Moroccans.
Kerry had his reasons when he was frantic for the evacuation of 5,000 AlQaeda war criminals routed in East Aleppo. Writes Veterans Today "and the news that they were not really ‘captured’ but were allowed out as part of a deal between all parties involved." Not only 5,000 AlQaeda terrorists but also a minimal 100 NATO officers (accomplices) were released through an agreement between Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart to ensure none of them were tried in a court of law on Syrian soil for fear of embarrassing details of Western involvement revealed in courtrooms for the world to watch.
21st Century Wire
Sunday, January 1, 2017
There is a lot to read between the lines on Turkey's low key policy shift after the failed coup d'etat in July 2016. But the cache of fanciful optimism is enormous suggesting Turkey's misgiving about U.S. involvement in the coup, a feeling of betrayal and consequently the Turkish leader moving towards the Russia/Iran alliance and also looking to improve relations with Egypt. The portrayal gets weirder assuming that the lengthy war in Syria has left Turkey dog-tired and on the verge of economic ruin with the transformation of Tayyip Erdogan from miscreant to not too bad a guy. Unfortunately this depiction doesn't exist outside the pages of wishful ink slingers.
With barrels of smuggled Syrian oil, loads of stolen Syrian heritage and mass pillage of costly industrial equipment from Aleppo by AKP sponsored bootleggers since 2012, Turkey's first family and their cronies have gotten wealthier than ever running lucrative businesses and maritime enterprises. The Syrian war has had no economic impact. Turkey was never burdened with any financial responsibilities for it. Turkey never needed to spend a single lira from its government coffers to sustain this war. Money and arms have been flowing in abundance through other sources .. everyone knows where. Turkey's role (mutually agreed with allies) was to play the treacherous crook, to provide safe haven to international terrorists on its soil and to keep its common borders with Syria wide open. That task continues to be performed by Turkey until the present. Weakening of Turkey's economy ensues from record corruption within the AKP circles. Fortunately for the Turkish government, the pent-up Salafist zeal (instilled over the past years) has helped to retain the appetite for war against Syria in majority of the Turks.
Yes, Tayyip Erdogan has drifted closer to Russia as a gesture of gratitude to Vladimir Putin for the hot-tip on the impending putsch. He is less critical of Russian military operations inside Syria assisting government forces. That's as far as the policy-shift goes.
Mr.Erdogan's plans on fragmenting Syria are unchanged. Contrary to all claims, he hasn't worked on any common political cause with Iran other than the usual trade deals. He can barely stand Hezbollah, an indispensable ally of Syria and Iran. There is no reason to presume he isn't hoping to gang up with the new U.S. administration as he did with the previous one. He continues to be at loggerheads with post-Morsi Egypt and hasn't taken a single reconciliatory step yet .. to the extent that Egypt has offered political asylum to Fethullah Gulen from Erdogan's ceaseless harassment, should the former be compelled to leave the U.S. over extradition demands from Turkey. Morsi supporters (the Salafist 'brotherhooders') who have been a serious nuisance for Egypt are among the top supporters of Tayyip Erdogan. Thousands of them had converged in Istanbul with AKP supporters within 48 hours of the failed coup.
Surviving the coup with the help of Putin's unwise generosity has made a still larger monster out of Tayyip. Russia and Turkey negotiated the evacuation of captured terrorists from east Aleppo because Turkey wouldn't talk to Syria, not even to Iran. For Turkey, it was an issue for the protection of a large number of AlQaeda fighters and Tayyip was hellbent to ensure their safety.
Agreement on a "nationwide ceasefire" by Turkey, Russia and Iran has little or no significance in a lawless, terrorist-infested Syria with no unanimity. Obviously the U.S. isn't bothered about its exclusion from this agreement. As expected, violations of the ceasefire were reported hours after its implementation including a series of explosions in Tartous on new year's day. The facts were succinctly summed up by President Assad during his December 30th interview with TG5 that "you cannot talk about the war being over until you get rid of the terrorists in Syria and those terrorists unfortunately still have formal support from many countries including Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and many Western countries." The funny thing that all negotiations include Turkey but exclude Syria concerning a war that's on Syrian soil is enough to indicate Turkey's die hard, no-change stratagem, except for a few adroit but irrelevant window-dressings to provide writers with some food for thought.
Occupation of Jarablus was passed on from Daesh to Turkey on August 2016 through mutual consent. The fracas between Turkey and Daesh in Al-Bab is a localized one with political benefits for Turkey and the confrontation is likely to be temporary before they hammer out another deal as in Jarablus. Reports from Syria suggest that if Turkish forces of 'Euphrates Shield Operation' reach the gates of al-Bab, ISIL terrorists will withdraw without any resistance. Syrian Army and Kurdish fighters had formed a coalition in October 2016 to kick out both Turkey and Daesh from Al-Bab but the operation had to postponed to help other SAA units in Aleppo. The Turkish government is reportedly on fine terms with Daesh in Raqqa and also in a favorable position to hinder any future SAA operations against them by establishing a Turkish front in Al-Bab and Jarablus. On December 29, South Front reported that Russian air force was helping Turkish forces in Al-Bab against Daesh. We know for sure that Turkey isn't taking Al-Bab from Daesh to return it to Assad. Turkey wants it for Nusra, Jaysh and Ahrar. Thus the question: What's Russia's long-term purpose? Is it only to clear Syria of Daesh? That won't be enough to keep Syria intact. But as a friend of Erdogan, would Putin be interested in eliminating all terrorists from Syria? Another disconcerting query: If SAA and the Kurdish fighters regroup to carry out the deferred offensive in Al-Bab to throw out the Turks and Daesh (which is very probable), will Russia join them to combat Daesh? The storyline is immeasurably intricate.
Long-drawn-out wars can drive the human mind to adorn the ugliest of settings. Not just the dummies but also many seasoned analysts seem too sanguine, regurgitating heart-warming platitudes on Turkey as a strange but improved bedfellow carving its way into the Russian-Iranian partnership. Memories are short-lived, however. Just a few months ago while he was pretending to bomb Daesh, the Turkish leader blasted an opposition MP as a "traitor" because he told RT the truth about Daesh using chemical weapons. There are at least a hundred splinter groups of the AlQaeda chain presently residing and working inside Syria. Sudden periodical "air strikes" on isolated Daesh positions by Turkish forces has absolutely no bearing on Turkey's commitment to its wider political ideology of a permanent alliance with the so-called jihadi network which is a complex maze beyond just Daesh. That wider political ideology also includes Turkey's alliance with rogue Wahabi and Western states.
With due respect to well meaning authors, please stop building castles in the air.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Jarablus is the northern-most city of Aleppo province in Syria. It was under ISIL occupation for a while. If you recall, in September 2016 (or probably end August), Turkish army along with some smaller bands of AQ (aka "FSA") launched the so-called Euphrates Shield Operations in Jarablus and took the city from ISIL. Within 24 hours Turkey bragged of "liberating" Jarablus. All that was a huge bluff. There were plenty of eye-witnesses including local activists and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who consistently confirmed that there was absolutely NO battle between Turkey and ISIL in Jarablus. The Turks took the city without a fight and with willing consent of ISIL because there were clandestine agreements between the two. Fighting took place only between the Turks and the Kurds after ISIL passed on Jarablus to Turkey. That's when the Turkish army and its AQ "FSA" allies went on a hostile spree clearing up villages around Jarablus area, driving out the Kurdish Democratic Union Party which is supposed to be the Syrian affiliate of PKK - Turkey's arch enemy. But there was definitely NO fight between ISIL and Turkey in Jarablus. This story was cleverly and deceitfully spun around by mainstream sources as "Turkish-backed Syrian rebels take Jarablus."
Despite being the closest friend of all AlQaeda terrorist factions, Turkey tries to put up a facade that the reason for its presence in northwest Syria is to curb terrorism for the security of Turkish borders. The world doesn't need to be told that Erdogani Turkey is a combination of radicalization, greed and ambition and wants to take advantage of the Syrian war to the fullest to grab as much Syrian territory as possible. And thus the shameless act of hoisting of the Turkish flag on Syrian soil.
Moreover, occupation of places like Jarablus and Al-Bab will help Tayyip Erdogan to prevent the Syrian Kurds from linking these strategic points with Kobane, also creating obstacles for the Syrian Army during future operations against ISIL in terrorist occupied Raqqa. Not to mention, all of this will further embellish his sweet dreams of a legendary sultan.
Syrian Free Press