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Syria Feature: Kerry — “Go and Blame Your Opposition” for Russia’s Bombing

Syria Feature: Kerry — “Go and Blame Your Opposition” for Russia’s Bombing
February 07
11:01 2016

PHOTO: US Secretary of State Kerry: “What do you want me to do? Go to war with Russia?”


US Secretary of State John Kerry has blamed Syria’s opposition for the failure of the Geneva talks and said the country should expect another three months of Russian and regime bombing that will “decimate” resistance, according to aid workers.

The humanitarian staff said they spoke with Kerry on the sidelines of Thursday’s donors conference in London. A day earlier, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura suspended the Geneva discussions amid intense Russian bombing in support of a regime-Hezbollah-Iranian offensive in northern Aleppo Province.

“[Kerry] said, ‘Don’t blame me – go and blame your opposition,’” said one of the aid workers.

Officially, Kerry told reporters on Friday that Russia and Iran told him that they are prepared to halt operations in Syria. He insisted yesterday that the discussions had not failed but were “interrupted while modalities of humanitarian access and a potential ceasefire were worked out”.

See Syria Daily: Kerry — “Russia and Iran Told Me They Want A Ceasefire”

But the aid workers gave a different account of the drinks reception at the London conference. They told Kerry that he had not done enough to protect Syrian civilians.”

“He said that basically, it was the opposition that didn’t want to negotiate and didn’t want a ceasefire, and they walked away,” the second aid worker said.

The Secretary of State continued, “What do you want me to do? Go to war with Russia? Is that what you want?”

Kerry said he anticipated three months of bombing during which time “the opposition will be decimated”. His consolation was that he was “talking to the Russians” about airdrops for besieged Syrian towns.

On Saturday, as activists and analysts circulated the account by the aid workers, State Department spokesman John Kirby finally responded on Twitter:

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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  1. abu naqie
    abu naqie February 07, 11:33

    What kerry means by decimated of opposition..is whatever he wants more is innihilated the opposition..Actually to syrian there are no alternative who they can trust.So you hav to unite among yrself.Sustained.

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    • RedTornadoes
      RedTornadoes February 07, 18:00

      Revised: DEVIOUS PUTIN IS ARMING THE TALIBAN FOR ATTACKS ON US TROOPS, NATO WHILE OBAMA SLEEPS

      As in Syria, Putin pretends the purpose in doing so is “to fight ISIS” but he knows who the Taliban will target with those weapons, as intended. Putin seeks rtwo things: revenge for how the USA helped the Mujahadin after Russia invaded Afghanistan and to tie US troops down there.
      ,…
      Assuming we had a real president instead of an incompetent dogmatist who appears to be either an strategic idiot or a mole for the bad guys, Obama could make the scheme backfire just as badly as Stalin’s non-Aggression pact with Hitler backfired two years later on June 22, 1941. All that would require would be our immediate withdrawal from Afghanstan now. The case for that just got better than ever. Lets see what would happen.

      The Taliban are glad to take Putinb’s weapons and use them as intended, but will not play stand in for Russians by fighting ISIS in Central Asia after we leave. Allowing ISIS transit to Central Asia and southern Russia and tying Russian forces down there while fulfilling its own long time objectives makes far better strategic sense. With the rivalry with ISIS disposed of peacefully, the Taliban’s first goal would be to finish up in Afghanistan. It’s second goal would be to move on nuclear armed but vulnerable Pakistan where it already has roots. Basically, ISIS would be protecting the Talibans northwest flank in an arrangement that benefits both.
      ….
      Obviously such an arrangement would pose a severe threat to both Russian and Iranian national security, forcing them to lighten up in Syria and the Ukraine and address the greater danger. (This is a revision of a post from late yesterday).

      https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/afghanistan/2016-01-31/russia-and-taliban-make-amends

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      • Andre De Angelis
        Andre De Angelis February 07, 20:21

        That’s the second time you posted that false headline RT. The article you link to says no such thing. What do you hope to achieved by naming such dense claims?

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      • Stern Daler
        Stern Daler February 18, 07:46

        It is the US that are doing such things in Syria. They should consider that Russia can retaliate by doing this elsewhere one option is arming Talban – like the US did in the past.

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  2. Don Cox
    Don Cox February 07, 11:37

    “no alternative who they can trust”

    Exactly. But how many Syrians realize this ?

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  3. Andre De Angelis
    Andre De Angelis February 07, 11:39

    Great to see Kerry coming to his senses/

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    • gunny
      gunny February 07, 13:36

      Interesting response. Some weeks ago you told that it is the right thing to torture US Officers to death during 15 months as your terrorist friends Hizbollah did at Beirut some years ago. Additional you have said that to torture people to death is a legitimate political mean – that`s why you are surpporting the concentration campmaster and bloody Bastard Assad.

      Short time after you going to make an Alliance with the US Secretary of State. (Your comment)

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      • RedTornadoes
        RedTornadoes February 07, 16:35

        Gunny: It’s becoming apparent t all now what a scumbag, appeaser and sellout of US nationional security, the Syrian people and all our allies Obama is, along with his incrowd (Biden, Rhodes, McDonough, Rice, Valerie, Blinken, etc. really are.

        When I first turned on Obama as it became clear to me what he was so many here expressed outrage and insisted n more respect for our “comannder-in-chief” and President simply because of the office he held. I wonder how many feel that way now. Every nickename and every piece of mockery I’ve directed at the bum and his incrowd has proven so deeply deserved. The man is a living disaster who deceived all voters by concealing the extent t which he intended to go in his Bend Over and Do Me (and the country) Act.

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        • Amir in Tel Aviv
          Amir in Tel Aviv February 07, 18:35

          RT,

          What candidate do you support for next US president?

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          • Barbar
            Barbar February 07, 19:16

            1st preference is naturally The Psycho-HoseBeest, but she has this nasty habit of losing primaries [or getting indicted this time] so the fallback option is Rubio … both are equally keen on the Neo-Con dream of nuking Iran, the main criteria in Frank’s ravaged mind.

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            • gunny
              gunny February 07, 19:42

              Blah blah blah – old rotten propaganda 10 years old. Gähn…………..
              Whats next – what kind of attacks against souverign countrys fascist Russia will start next?

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        • Andre De Angelis
          Andre De Angelis February 07, 21:01

          RT,

          It’s become that in spite fo all your prayers and affirmations and pep talks here on the comments section fo EA World that the collapse of the rebels is happening faster than anyone could have imagined.

          The Saudis are about to throw in the towel and Turkey has clear been told by NATO that if it picks a fight with Russia, it’s on it’s own.

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        • Andre De Angelis
          Andre De Angelis February 07, 21:39

          Kerry said he anticipated three months of bombing during which time “the opposition will be decimated”.

          Cue mofatani and Caligola to shed some sobering analysis of how this proves the rebels have Assad and Putin right where they want them. :)

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      • Andre De Angelis
        Andre De Angelis February 07, 20:50

        Some weeks ago you told that it is the right thing to torture US Officers to death during 15 months as your terrorist friends Hizbollah did at Beirut some years ago

        Stop lying. I said the person in question was a CIA officer and member of the military, so he was a legitimate target, not a US diplomat as you falsely claimed.

        Additional you have said that to torture people to death is a legitimate political mean

        I never said any such thing. Obviously seeing your islamofascist heroes getting destroyed in Aleppo is causing you great trauma and causing you to make absurd claims.

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        • gunny
          gunny February 08, 00:03

          Thats the way you are always screwing arguments. Disgusting.
          —————–
          “”Buckley was close to a gibbering wretch. His words were often incoherent; he slobbered and drooled and, most unnerving of all, he would suddenly scream in terror, his eyes rolling helplessly and his body shaking. . . . The CIA consensus was that he would be blindfolded and chained at the ankles and wrists and kept in a cell little bigger than a coffin”
          ——————
          for 15 months.
          ——————
          You have said that it was a right thing to torture him to death for 15 months – just for being a US official
          but working for the US secret service.
          ——————
          What kind of crimes the brainwashed shiite iranians doing at Syria right now?
          ——————
          Iranians taking the sovereignity of syrians away, paying crazy people from all over the world to kill syrians,
          misusing libanon hizbollah and iranian Qudsforce to commit genozid at syria. 11 Millionen from 22 Syriens are on the run – at least 300.000 syrians were killed by brainwashed Iranians, fascist Russians/Assadists.
          ——————
          The crimes Iran is commiting inside Syria is 300.000 times worse as Buckley did at Beirut.
          So far as I know Iranian pasdaran generals, iranian soldiers and members of the iranian security services were simply killed at syria.
          ——————-
          Is it the right understanding that the meaning of your statement is that it is the right thing to transform every iranian soldier commiting crimes at Syria should be transformed into a gibbering wretch – and killed after 15 month torture?

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          • Andre De Angelis
            Andre De Angelis February 08, 03:36

            It’s clear that the gibberish incoherent wretch is you. I dare you to link to any comment I bet nafr endorsing or justifying torture or admit you are a liar.

            And the ones bringing fighters in to the country are ISIS and Al Nusra

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  4. gunny
    gunny February 07, 14:33

    At the theatre in Geneva the talks were stopped on February 3rd. In Syria, meanwhile, reality prevails:
    in one day a tented camp of the displaced in the Lattakia hills is bombed by russian massmurders, barrel bombs rain on the south and the Damascus suburbs by Assadists , Russia’s by UN forbidden cluster bombs crumple over the north, and up to a hundred people are asphyxiated by chlorine gas in Moadamiyah. ( BTW – What`s about the red line if Assad is continueing gassing his compatriots?)

    Yet 80% of Russian bombs are falling not on ISIS but on the opposition to both ISIS and Assad, that is, on the communities which previously drove ISIS from their areas. A quarter of a million more have been displaced as a result of the Russian assault, which hits courthouses, schools, hospitals and aid convoys.

    THE U.N. Security Council

    unanimously passed a resolution Friday, December 18th demanding that “all parties immediately cease any attacks against civilians and civilian objects” as well as “any indiscriminate use of weapons, including through shelling and aerial bombardment.”

    Less than 48 hours later, Russian planes carried out at least six airstrikes on civilian targets in the northern Syrian provincial capital of Idlib, killing scores of people. It was a blatant violation of the resolution Russia had just voted for — and an indication of how Facist Putin and the iranian shiite islamist Jihadis actually regards the diplomatic deals on Syria the Obama administration has been pushing.

    But the russian and iranian attacks against syrian civilians in december were only a prelude what Russia
    prepares at the moment at Northern Aleppo against syrians. Death and destruccion overall – Russia is bombing the last remains of civilication at syria – Putin doesn`t care how many hospitals, Schools or civilian residential area he is destroying.

    That Putin and Khamenei doesn`t care for UN resolutions has become normal.
    nobody wonders about it – khamenei and Putin are wanting the desaster, bloody chaos and the ongoing war.

    What is new is that the US administration is surpporting this unprecendent massmurder against syrians, too – against the UN resolutions. Kerry is acting and talking against UN resolutions and surpporting the russian and iranian genozid at Syria on Syrians.

    Okay – US should not be astonished if more extrem groups at syria will take the lead. Those groups who are able and willing to fight Daesh are bombed by Assad, Iran and Russia right now. If US will loose this war to russian facists and iranian islamic shiite brainwashed terrorist Kerry should go on with his strange politics.

    But Kerry should not complain if Daesh and JaN will receive further fighters. US politics formulated by Kerry leaves the Syrians no other choice. US politics at the moment is leading syria one step closer
    to a never ending war like the one at Afghanistan.

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    • Barbar
      Barbar February 07, 14:53

      You mean this IDP camp in Latakia hills, NATO-Comrade?
      https://vimeo.com/153639623

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      • gunny
        gunny February 07, 15:44

        Latest statistics concerning the legendary success of criminal Putin:

        Oil – $29
        Ruble – 78 to the $
        ongoing russian Wars – 2
        killed women and kiddies at Northern Aleppo during January – Total Numbers of russian Victims 237
        including Children 30, Women 81
        Russians are not too cowardly to murder women and children.
        Friends – 0

        Congratulations, the russians are the real fascist heroes.

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  5. Amir in Tel Aviv
    Amir in Tel Aviv February 07, 14:41

    [and beyond]

    Hamas’s AqsaTV praises suicide bombers who target Israeli civilian buses.
    If we just gave them a state, they would surely turn peaceful and loving.

    https://www.facebook.com/scoops.rotter.net/videos/926106244105564

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  6. gunny
    gunny February 07, 15:01

    Syrian Revolution Network: —————————————————————————————————–
    Many accuse the Army of Islam of avoiding opening new battlefronts with the regime despite its ability to do so. What is your response to this claim?
    ——————————————————————————————————————————————
    These claims sometimes come from people who do not have much knowledge about the reality on the ground. In this case, it is our duty to direct these people and acquaint them with the reality. Our doors are always open to advice from those who care for the well-being of this nation. In other instances, these claims come from people who harbour hate for us. We pay little attention to these people and we do not let them to distract us.
    —————————–
    Take for example the Eastern Ghouta; it has been subject to hundreds of attacks from regime forces since its liberation and the regime has mobilized its elite units along with sectarian militias from Iraq, Iran, Lebanon and other places in order to recapture the area. A few months ago, the Army of Islam took part in the battle of “Allah Ghalib”, which had impressive results. The regime was in fact breathing its final breaths but Russia came to its rescue.
    ——————————
    Here I make clear that we have been engaging in battle in Alghouta nonstop for over 100 days on multiple fronts despite the lack of resources and weapons such as anti-aircraft weaponry. We are present in Aleppo where we are engaging in battle alongside our brothers there against Daesh and the regime. In Aleppo’s suburbs we are fighting the regime and Iranian militias, and in Homs’ suburbs we are engaging in a ferocious fight against the regime in the town of Houla which being subject to a tight siege. Also in Deraa, we are fighting alongside other factions to repel the regime’s attack on the town of Sheikh Miskeen. So after all this, how can people make false accusations against the Army of Islam?

    http://thesyriannetwork.net/2016/02/05/10156685041815734/

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    • Andre De Angelis
      Andre De Angelis February 07, 20:52

      Many accuse the Army of Islam of avoiding opening new battlefronts with the regime despite its ability to do so. What is your response to this claim?

      That it’s BS. No source is given, not source identified. Anyone can claim they heard someone say something. Pretty lame argument Gunny.

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  7. Carlos Jerez
    Carlos Jerez February 07, 15:25

    The problem is that they didn’t act in 2012, and instead of stopping the Assad regime thei choose a proxy war. What can you do now with the Russian intervention? Easy, stop fighting Islamic State in Syria and let the Russians and Assad deal with them on their own. Then, maybe Assad chooses to negotiate a transition.

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  8. Mike
    Mike February 07, 17:46

    Events of the past week leave me to believe………. 1. Obama is done with the so called “opposition” . 2. Obama wants very little to do with Syria during his final year as President. 3. Obama has handed the Syrian “issue” to Putin

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    • gunny
      gunny February 07, 18:13

      US is leaving Middle East. That point is clear since at least 2013 when the world has accepted that Assad can gas his own people with the help of fascist Russia and religous brainwashed Iranian Jihadis.

      What the US is doing: They let Middle East people dig their own grave but allowing fascist Russia and brainwashed iranian Jihadis to commit massmurder at syria and US is allowing to commit every atrocity Russia need to surpress people.

      There are political agreements between Iran – and US/ EU – but there is no agreement (not one) between US/EU and Russia. In contrary – it is clear that US and EU are upgrading and strengthening military forces against Russia.

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      • Mike
        Mike February 07, 18:30

        gunny,
        .
        This Syria venture is a learning experience for the US, as was the coup detat in Kiev. You can throw in Libya clipping NATO’s wings into that. The West has learned a lot from its mistakes in the first 16 years of the 21st century.
        .
        As a Jewish friend of mine told me years ago………… don’t trust the Arab kings. That’s another lesson learned by the US and Europe……….. don’t trust the Arab kings.

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        • Pedro
          Pedro February 07, 19:30

          Mikhail – do you get bonus rubles for throwing in the Ukraine spin? Because in the real world you lose propaganda points by trying to pass off two lies at once. It destroys your credibility.

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          • Andre De Angelis
            Andre De Angelis February 07, 20:57

            On the contrary Perdo.

            Even conservative outlets like Stratford openly admit that Kiev was a blatant coup.

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            • Kazemi
              Kazemi February 08, 06:31

              Stratfor is neither a realist outfit nor a neocon outfit. Stratfor has always been a rightwing outfit with little credibility.

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          • Mike
            Mike February 07, 23:34

            Several lessons learned by the West in the first 16 years of the 21st century ……………
            .
            disaster 1. overthrow of Hussein in Iraq.
            .
            disaster 2. overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya.
            .
            disaster 3. overthrow of Yanukovych in Ukraine.
            .
            disaster 4. attempted overthrow of Assad of Syria.
            .
            .
            END RESULTS……..
            .
            disaster 1. = chaos and ISIS in Iraq. Still in progress
            .
            disaster 2. = chaos and ISIS in Libya. NATO’s wings are finally clipped. Still in progress.
            .
            disaster 3. = The Crimea leaves Ukraine, goes to Russia. DONE.
            .
            disaster 4. = chaos, ISIS and many terrorist groups in Syria. Still in progress. Russia taking the lead.

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  9. Mike
    Mike February 07, 18:05

    Bottom line………….. Kerry is correct. the “opposition” was not willing to negotiate. It kept making demands. Asked for preconditions. Kerry was banging his head on a wall. He had enough.
    .
    Opposition does have itself to blame. Of course, whatever the “opposition” is, nobody knows. No terrorists one day. The next day terrorists in the opposition. WTF do you expect from Obama? He tried, but didn’t have a reliable partner.

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    • gunny
      gunny February 07, 18:26

      The Bottom line is that fascist Russia/Assad and Itran aren`t interestet in peace talks. Russia is clearly acting against the will of the United Nations commiting massmurder and genozid against syrian civilians.

      That means that fighting will go one until Doomsday because Putin the wired and Khamenei the crazy thing that they can decide the syrian conflict militarily.

      Russia has started the conflict against Afghanistan at 1979 and was fighting there for ten years. The result: It was the end of the Sowjet Union who finished the Afghan fighting in 1989 totally exhausted.
      Putin is keen to repeat this experiment – this time with shiite Jihadis from all over the world paid by Iran but facist Putin is much more weaker than the Sowjet Union 1979.

      Someone has to be very crazy to repeat a failed experiment twice.

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      • Andre De Angelis
        Andre De Angelis February 07, 20:47

        Russia is clearly acting against the will of the United Nations commiting massmurder and genozid against syrian civilians.

        Wrong, wrong, wrong!!

        UN resolution 2254 under which the talks in Geneva are held. clearly calls for a continuation of the Russian and Syrian campaign: THE UNSC

        “[r]eiterates its call in resolution 2249 (2015) for Member States to prevent and suppress terrorist acts committed specifically by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Da’esh), Al-Nusra Front (ANF), and all other individuals, groups, undertakings, and entities associated with Al Qaeda or ISIL, and other terrorist groups, […] and to eradicate the safe haven they have established over significant parts of Syria>/b>, and notes that the aforementioned ceasefire will not apply to offensive or defensive actions against these individuals, groups, undertakings and entities, as set forth in the 14 November 2015 ISSG Statement;

        The insurgents in Aleppo province as well as in Idleb province are officially allied with the Nusra Front which is Al-Qaeda in Syria. They are clearly a target of the above resolution and thereby a legitimate target of Russian bombs.

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  10. gunny
    gunny February 07, 20:06

    Well done russia, toppling peace talks at geneve, well done. (sarkasmus on)

    Consequences?

    President Erdogan said his country shouldn’t repeat in Syria the same mistake it made when it turned down a U.S. request to join the coalition that toppled Saddam Hussein.

    Gulf states, meanwhile, said they’d send ground troops into Syria, where military gains led to the breakoff of already troubled peace talks between the government and rebels.

    “We don’t want to fall into the same mistake in Syria as in Iraq,” Erdogan said, recounting how Turkey’s parliament denied a U.S. request to use its territory for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. “It’s important to see the horizon. What’s going on in Syria can only go on for so long. At some point it has to change,” he told journalists on the return flight from a tour of Latin America, according to Hurriyet newspaper.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-07/erdogan-signals-turkey-won-t-stay-out-of-syria-if-asked-to-join

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    • Andre De Angelis
      Andre De Angelis February 07, 20:44

      Wrong as usual Guny. Well done Saudi Arbia and Turkey for toppling peace talks at geneva, well done.

      The Wall Street Journal says the opposition group ended the talks before they began on Turkish and Saudi orders:

      “The Syrian opposition abruptly withdrew from peace talks in Geneva this week under pressure from Saudi Arabia and Turkey, two of the main backers of the rebels, according to diplomats and at least a half-dozen opposition figures.”

      Gulf states, meanwhile, said they’d send ground troops into Syria, where military gains led to the breakoff of already troubled peace talks between the government and rebels.

      Not going to happen.

      Saudis came out with an offer to send ground troops to invade Syria IF the U.S. would take the command of such an operation. No one is taking that offer seriously. The Saudi troops who try to invade Yemen get beaten to pulp. The Saudis themselves say they had to closed 500 school and evacuate 12 villages with 7,000 people in Saudi Arabia because the Yemenis are now invading them. Their army has lots of expensive toys but is clearly not able to put them to use. The offer to send troops is simply to goad the U.S. into starting a war with Russia.

      Meanwhile,. Al Nusra admits Russia killed 300 of it’s fighters.

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    • Andre De Angelis
      Andre De Angelis February 07, 20:55

      It looks like even Erdogan is backing down.

      Erdogan Signals Turkey Prepared to Join Syria War If Asked

      Clearly Erdogan has had a sober moment and a few phone calls from NATO members who have told him if he starts a war with Russia, he’s on his own. No one is going to ask Turkey to invade Syria. It seems events in Syria are happening faster than anyone could imagine.

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    • Barbar
      Barbar February 07, 20:56

      LOL, Abu Tayyip working his jaw to fool a few Anatolian rubes [and Gunny] is entirely immaterial. He will still keep his cowardly arse parked safely North of the border.

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    • Barleybill
      Barleybill February 07, 21:37

      Keep going Gunny. I’m on your side. Ignore Andre the Assasin and Mike the Murderer. Just keep on with the truth. The truth will out! When this episode goes into history, the whole world will hate Bahyer Arsof and Russia. Victory to the Syrian people and may the evil rot in hell. On your bike trolls!

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      • Andre De Angelis
        Andre De Angelis February 07, 21:46

        Keep going Gunny. I’m on your side

        Yes Gunny, let’s stay on this sinking ship till the very end, That way we can continue to create our own reality and go on ignoring all facts and evidence till the very end. So let’s you and me hold our hands over our ears, close our eyes and just repeating the words “barrel bombs”.

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    • Barleybill
      Barleybill February 07, 23:04

      Are they really going to attack ISIS?
      ISIS is the anus of a beast called Bashyer Arsof.
      Kill the beast and the anus dies with it!
      Kill the beast and the butcher Pea-brain Putin will have no meat to pulverise.
      The problem is so simple but nobody wants to confront it.
      The solution is one well aimed bomb on Bashyer Arsof and another on his brother Mayher. Job jobbed!!
      Come on David Comedian. Do the job, then apologise (with an excuse) and then resign; be the only gentleman in this whole mess ands stop the build up of WWIII. While you are at it, also start the process for leaving the EU and avoid Battle of Britain II as well. You will then become every English mans hero.

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      • Barleybill
        Barleybill February 07, 23:11

        I missed the headline and link!

        Syria conflict: UAE will join anti-Isis ground operation despite Bashar al-Assad warning

        https://uk.news.yahoo.com/syria-conflict-uae-join-anti-201229381.html

        Hope that it works this time!

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        • Andre De Angelis
          Andre De Angelis February 07, 23:31

          I missed the headline and link!

          You also forgot to read it.

          “Saudi Arabia in recent days who said they would be prepared to send troops to war-torn Syria.”

          Be prepared means that only if they are asked by Washington and they won’t be. Like I aleady pointed out, the Saudis are completely useless and would be more of a liability than an asset even if Washington wanted to send in boots on the ground. The pathetic Saudis are getting their asses handed to them in Yemen, so I doubt the US want to babysit them in Syria where the Iranians, Syrians and Hezbollah are probably lining up to have a go at them.

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      • Andre De Angelis
        Andre De Angelis February 07, 23:28

        ISIS is the anus of a beast called Bashyer Arsof.

        No, ISIS is the love child of Dubya and the neocons and the Saudis. Going after Assad to get rid of ISIS is about as nonsensical and going after Stalin to remove Hitler.

        Kill the beast (Saudi monarchy) and the anus dies with it!

        Get rid of Assad and ISIS walks in and takes over.

        The problem is so simple but nobody wants to confront it.

        No, your solutions is so nonsensical and convoluted that no one with any sanity believes it. You’re like those nutcases who said that by removing Saddam, democracy would flourish in the region.

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        • gunny
          gunny February 08, 00:21

          Try it with Grimms fairytales. Daesh is organised by ex – officials of Saddam Hussein.
          The organisation structures of Daesh are the secret service Structures of old KGB/ Sowjetunion.
          ————————–
          The architect of the Islamic State was killed but he left something behind that he had intended to keep strictly confidential: the blueprint for this islamic state. It is a folder full of handwritten organizational charts, lists and schedules, which describe how a country can be gradually subjugated. Süddeutsche and Spiegel had gained access to the this pages, some consisting of several pages pasted together. They reveal a multilayered composition and directives for action, some already tested and others newly devised for the anarchical situation in Syria’s rebel-held territories. In a sense, the documents are the source code of the most successful terrorists in recent history.
          ———————–
          Until now, much of the information about IS has come from fighters who had defected and data sets from the IS internal administration seized in Baghdad.
          ———————-
          What do you think why this documentation was seized in bagdad but not elsewhere as you say?
          Angelis, you have no clue about IS – using it as a propaganda tool.
          ———————–

          Try to get some information about Daesh.

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          • Andre De Angelis
            Andre De Angelis February 08, 01:29

            Daesh was born from Al Qaeda in Iraq who were created by Bush’s illegals a illegitimate attack, invasion and attack in Iraq.

            The Iraq generals were those who were dis an Ed by the moron in chief.

            The architect of the Islamic State was Zarqawi.

            There would Bueno Daesh were it not for the greatest strategic blunder in US history. Yet another regime change that went disastrously wrong.

            What do you think why this documentation was seized in bagdad but not elsewhere as you say?

            Duh. The US invaded and occupied Iraq which led to the creation of AQI.

            Try to face the fact that Daesh is the latest Frankenstein minster.

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            • gunny
              gunny February 08, 12:44

              Don`t make it so complicated, the monsters are the brainwashed shiite Iranians, taking screwed islam religion as an excuse to commit massnurder at syria.
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              Are the Iranians are fighting against Daesh?
              No, they doesn`t – they are fighting in tandem with Daesh changing Middle east into a hell hole.
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              Is the Syrian SAA fighting against Daesh?
              No – Assad is fighting in tandem with Daesh making genozid possible against syrians.
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              Are the fascist russians fighting against Daesh?
              No – because Russia is unsing Daesh as a propaganda tool and an excuse but fighting syrian civilians.
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              If the Iranians and Russia would be against Daesh – They would fighting the terrorists.
              But Iran and Russia aren`t fighting terrorists – Putin, Assad and Khamenei are misusing syria as a terrorfactory to grow terrorists.
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  11. Amir in Tel Aviv
    Amir in Tel Aviv February 07, 21:52

    Another Brit, IS’s executioner identified. He also traveled to Gaza in one of the love-boat flotillas

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/janebradley/unmasked-the-second-member-of-isiss-beatles-execution-cell#.dvgVOWNBd7

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    • Andre De Angelis
      Andre De Angelis February 07, 22:01

      He also traveled to Gaza in one of the love-boat flotillas

      No evidence is given in that article. Hope you are enjoying the little shoah your government is inflicting on Gaza. I taker it you have a nice plush sofa on the hills overlooking Gaza from which to enjoy the carnage every 2 years?

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      • Amir in Tel Aviv
        Amir in Tel Aviv February 07, 22:40

        Let me inform and educate you. Gazans live much better, which is reflected in data coming out from there, than most of Arabs across Arabia (health, education, nutrition, low infant mortality rate, life expectancy etc).

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        • Andre De Angelis
          Andre De Angelis February 07, 22:46

          You didn’t educate me, you recited hasbraba.

          According to the UN, Gaza will soon be unable to sustain life. So unless you can name another territory in the region that has such a dire future, you are clearly talking rubbish.

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          • Amir in Tel Aviv
            Amir in Tel Aviv February 08, 00:28

            That is if you believe what the UN says.

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          • Amir in Tel Aviv
            Amir in Tel Aviv February 08, 00:35

            Also, Hasbara is too political correct and polite, so they can’t. But I can tell you, if it’s up to me, Gaza can go to hell. They could have chosen to live in peace with Jews. Instead they choose the path of jihad. Their problem.

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            • Andre De Angelis
              Andre De Angelis February 08, 01:44

              Hasbara fail.

              Sharon’s plan for Gaza wa not peace but tithe the place into an open air prison they could be used as a shooting range for the IDF. In his own words, the plan was to suspend the peace process in formaldehyde.

              During the 18 months after it withdrew from Gaza, Israel fired 14 thousand shells at Gaza. That’s what Israelcss living in peace.

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              • Kazemi
                Kazemi February 08, 07:36

                The Gazans shouldn’t have been rocketing people’s homes. Instead they should have built a proper society with all that money they spent on rockets and smuggling them. They have no one to blame but themselves if a shell takes out a Hamas command center.

      • Kazemi
        Kazemi February 08, 07:45

        As usual, you have to lie Andre. The article very well presents evidence for Jihadi Ringo being on the aid convoy of that left-fascist Galloway.

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        • Andre De Angelis
          Andre De Angelis February 08, 07:51

          The Gazans shouldn’t have been rocketing people’s homes.

          They wouldn’t if they weren’t being attacked, under siege and used for target practice.

          Instead they should have built a proper society with all that money they spent on rockets and smuggling them.

          Sure, no doubt Israel would appreciate some newer buildings to blow up. Apparently you are unaware of the fact that it is Israel that always breaks ceasefires and then uses the rockets that are fired in response to claim they have to defend themselves.

          They have no one to blame but themselves if a shell takes out a Hamas command center.

          You mean schools, hospitals, beaches where kids are playing soccer and apartment buildings?

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        • Andre De Angelis
          Andre De Angelis February 08, 07:59

          The article very well presents evidence for Jihadi Ringo being on the aid convoy of that left-fascist Galloway.

          I stand corrected. Of course the claim that Galloway is left-fascist is about a nonsensical and claiming Bush was a kindler gentler conservative.

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          • gunny
            gunny February 08, 13:01

            Hamas horrible Dictatorship at gaza killing his own people
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            Hamas says it has killed one of its own commanders over unnamed “moral and behavioral violations.”

            The Islamic militant group, which has ruled the Gaza Strip since 2007, said in a short Twitter statement Sunday that Mahmoud Eshtewi was killed after he confessed.

            During periods of fighting against Israel, Hamas has killed dozens of Palestinians accused of spying.

            But Hamas is not known to have killed its own members during peacetime, and the vague language used in the statement indicated Eshtewi was killed for reasons other than spying.

            Eshtewi’s family said he was not found guilty of spying, without providing further details.
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            In February 2005, the Knesset approved a unilateral disengagement plan and began removing Israeli settlers from the Gaza Strip in 2005. All Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip and the joint Israeli-Palestinian Erez Industrial Zone were dismantled, and 9,000 Israelis, most living in Gush Katif, were forcibly evicted. On 12 September 2005, the Israeli cabinet formally declared an end to Israeli military occupation of the Gaza Strip.
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            Hamas with Iranian help has transformed gaza in a pile of rubble oppressing women and is shooting today his own people. Sad example of iranian influence changing by it`s terror politics an entire region into bloody chaos.

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            • Andre De Angelis
              Andre De Angelis February 08, 20:15

              Hamas horrible Dictatorship at gaza killing his own people

              The US kills it’s people all the time. Ezxtra judicial assassinations and hundreds on death row waiting to be killed every year.

              Hamas with Iranian help has transformed gaza in a pile of rubble oppressing women and is shooting today his own people.

              Israel turned Gaza in to an open air prison that it uses for bombing practice and to test it’s weapons on live targets.

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            • Andre De Angelis
              Andre De Angelis February 08, 21:07

              In February 2005, the Knesset approved a unilateral disengagement plan and began removing Israeli settlers from the Gaza Strip in 2005. All Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip and the joint Israeli-Palestinian Erez Industrial Zone were dismantled, and 9,000 Israelis, most living in Gush Katif, were forcibly evicted. On 12 September 2005, the Israeli cabinet formally declared an end to Israeli military occupation of the Gaza Strip.

              A excerpt from one and only comprehensive scholarly history of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, called “Lords of the Land”, by Idith Zertal and Akiva Eldar .

              “After Israel withdrew it’s forces from Gaza, in August 2005, the ruined territory was not released for even a single day from Israel’s military grip, or from the price of the occupation that the inhabitants pay every day. Israel left behind scotched earth, devastated services, and people with nearly a present or a future. The Jewish settlements were destroyed in an ungenerous move by an unenlightened occupier, which in fact continues to control the territory and kill and harass it’s inhabitants, by means of it’s formidable military might.”

              Following the September 2005 withdrawal, Israel fired 14,400 shells at Gaza over a period of 18 months. That’s more ordinance than all the rockets Gaza fired at Israel over the following decade, not to mention than each shell is far far more deadlier and more destructive.

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