A True Statesman Speaks

This Southfront article contains the speech of a true statesman, President Dr. Bashar al-Assad of Syria to his people, especially those citizens of Aleppo on the occasion of their true liberation after years of long-suffering patience and besiegement by the forces of evil driven and fostered by unscrupulous western governments. 

“ASSAD CONGRATULATES SYRIAN ARMY WITH VICTORY IN WESTERN ALEPPO, VOWS TO CONTINUE FIGHTING TERRORISM”  – Southfront

The battle for Syria’s liberty is not yet over, but all the signs are good and favourable. 

The West will sink into self-made chaos and confusion long before Syria may possibly do.  In fact Western civilisation is a mere blip on the timeline of human history, which began in what we now call the Middle East.  A festering blip that has vainly sought a place of unwarranted supreme permanence for itself.  That not much more than 200 year farce is almost over. 

I congratulate the Syrian people and also President Assad and his family, for their own steadfastness throughout this period of unbelievable and unjustifiable suffering. 

Terrorist Forces Collapse in Western Aleppo

“Syrian government troops take control of 28 settlements west and north of Aleppo – agency” – TASS

This is a pretty good summary of recent events in the north west of Syria, where the legitimate Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad now holds 50% of the long terrorist held Idlib province.  And the government troops  are still advancing to recover the remaining 50% – in spite of the Turkish threat to prevent them from doing so.

This liberation of 28 settlements is just in the last 24 hours.

Backing up this report, here is how Southfront reported yesterday’s events.

“TURKISH-BACKED MILITANTS SUFFER CATASTROPHIC LOSSES IN WESTERN ALEPPO (PHOTOS, VIDEO)” – Southfront
I just want to make it clear (in case there is doubt) the images in that story are of the well prepared but defeated Turkey-backed terrorist forces.

Also: “SYRIAN ARMY SWEEPS THROUGH NORTHERN, NORTHWESTERN ALEPPO AS MILITANT POSITIONS COLLAPSE” – Southfront

And: “NORTHERN, NORTHWESTERN ALEPPO COMPLETELY SECURED BY SYRIAN ARMY” – Southfront
That pocket I mentioned yesterday has now all but been eliminated.

And now, before the victorious Syrian forces move to close the deal and recover the remaining parts of Idlib, they are opening humanitarian corridors – not for the first time by any means – for any remaining civilians who wish to leave the war zone to the safety of government territory, to do so.

“SYRIAN ARMY TO OPEN NEW HUMANITARIAN CORRIDORS IN IDLIB, ALEPPO” – Southfront

“You Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two, Boys. You Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two.”

Terrorists, it seems, just love being herded into pockets of resistance, surrounded and annihilated.  Well, I suppose it is what they live for – the ridiculous notion of martyrdom.

Forming pockets is a tried and true means of disposing of enemies. Nobody gets in. Nobody gets out.  The result is inevitable.  

I haven’t heard any talk of prisoners being taken by the advancing Syrian army and friends.  Nor should they be.  If these fools they are fighting – be they Syrian or foreigner – want to die for something, who should prevent them from doing that?  There is in any case no place for captive terrorists now. The scourge of terrorism in Syria must end.  No more place for ceasefires until the job is done, completed and finished.

“GOVERNMENT TROOPS ARE CUTTING MILITANTS’ RESISTANCE IN WESTERN ALEPPO INTO POCKETS (MAP)” – Southfront

I see from the map that there are another two Turkish military posts about to be surrounded and negated.  There are only between 4-5 of the original 12 ‘observation’ posts still operating inside terrorist held territory and I think around 10 more were constructed in the past few weeks – at least half of which are now inside Syrian government held territory.  The Turkish troops inside the remaining ones must be longing for the day that the Syrian army arrives to liberate them.  

I suppose Mr Erdogan will want his troops back one day.  He should be made to pay handsomely for their safe return after it is all over.  Perhaps the monetary value of all the Syrian oil he stole while he was able to buy it from ISIS some years ago would be a start.

But I am getting ahead of things.  There is still a war to win for the Syrians, and I don’t want to make light of that.  Many more brave Syrian soldiers will die before that day.  But at least in this part of Syria I think the time will not be long in coming. 

Standing Against Obfuscation


Here is another post from my Facebook page that I wanted to share here.  I seem to spend most of my writing time these days commenting on the Syrian situation.  I feel that is important, perhaps the most important thing going on in our times or at least just now in the second half of 2016.  The subject relates to this Russia Insider article: US Outcry Over Syria… Tears Followed by NATO Bombs

This is entirely my own view:

It is important to speak out when you see injustice and bad things happening anywhere, no matter who it is that is offending against humanity.

That is why I have been concentrating on the situation in Syria over recent weeks and why I will continue to do so for as long as it takes to get the message out (because the media does not generally seem willing or able to do so) on just what is really going on there.

Shamefully, it is my own nation, Australia, that is on the wrong side in this affair as part of the Western Alliance led by those inveterate warmongers, wreckers of nations and prolific killers of innocents, the US. I’m not sure why we Australians side with them because, let’s face it, they always lose, go home, sulking, with their tails between their legs and leaving behind them utter suffering and chaos which the peoples of the world have to soothe, heal, clean up and pay for.

And neither the media nor the UN is helping.

Take Aleppo, over which most of the current screaming, ranting and hair pulling is being wrought. The largest city in Syria, with a population of some 2.5 million people (Yes, it actually belongs to Syria) is largely controlled by the legitimate Syrian government except for an eastern enclave which is occupied and held by brutal terrorists which the West tends to describe as ‘moderate rebels’ to justify their ongoing support to them, and also a smaller enclave held by Kurdish forces. Syria and their allies are justifiably attempting (and will succeed) to drive out or destroy those terrorists. The West, on the other hand, is aiding the terrorists (with arms and embedded US ‘advisers’) because what they are doing suits US policy drives to get rid of the Assad regime.

Inside the terrorist enclave live around 250,000 Syrians (some willingly, some not, some actively trying to escape) and it is inevitable that there will be civilian casualties caused by the conflict. It is these people (one tenth of the total population of the city) and their estimated 100,000 children who are at grave risk. Is that the fault of the Syrian government? No. Not in any way is it their fault, or the Russians, or any of their allies. The fault lies with the terrorists and their Western backers entirely. Read the RI article for more on that.

Are the Syrian government forces or the Russians targeting these trapped people with barrel bombs, chemical weapons or munitions of any sort? Of course not. That would be unconscionable. Amnesty International observers have concurred to that. Terrorists, on the other hand, and their US suppliers, have no conscience (oh, they pretend to, I grant you).

Here is a snippet from the RI article:

“And a key leitmotif of the official Western narrative is to create the perception that innocent civilians in Aleppo are being slaughtered by Syria and Russian forces. Both Damascus and Moscow reject claims that they are targeting civilian areas. Moscow has vehemently refuted Western claims that it is committing war crimes. Even the normally jingoistic US outlet Radio Free Europe quotes a legal expert from Amnesty International as saying that there is no evidence to indict Russia of such crimes.

And because the anti-government militants restrict access to their stronghold, including for UN aid agencies, it is hard to verify the claims and footage coming out of there. Which notwithstanding has not restrained Western media from broadcasting the information verbatim.”

Use your own judgement. You can’t believe anything that you read in mainstream media nor anything that your politicians are telling you.

Finally (for today), I believe that this situation will develop into all out global war, mainly because that is what the Americans want and indeed need in order to resurrect their failing economy for a while. We Australians will unfortunately find ourselves dragged into that on the wrong side and many of our major cities will end up as smoking ruins where life will be impossible for centuries or even millennia.