It seems entirely appropriate on this day, March 18, 2020 to feature a video first published 3 years ago in remembrance of the start of the Syrian conflict exactly 9 years ago. By chance I found the video buried in one of the links covered by my previous post today. It reveals the truth – with video evidence – behind the Gulf and Western inspired, so-called, peaceful revolution starting in March 2011. The video was made by Syriana Analysis.
I want to share here the final statement in the recording.
“As you can see, on this day 6 [now 9] years ago, our lives were destroyed by the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda. And behind them, Saudi, Qatari, Turkish, American, French, British, Israeli, and many other imperialist governments. Fuck them all.”
To which I would add, especially fuck Mike Pompeo and all lying bastards like him.
One day there will be recompense …but never enough.
I could keep on commenting about the war in Syria, though something of an impasse has been reached pending the next move by Erdogan’s Turkey – so there is not much point in doing that for the time being – unless something dramatic happens.
What is important though is to reassess what is actually happening and why.
I believe that this assessment by Southfront goes a long way towards addressing that – thankfully, relieving myself of the need to do so. It is worth reading and there is nothing in it that I would want to take issue with.
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.
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.
So, it looks like my prediction of two days ago that the SAA will soon take control of tghge road thatg Turkey is using to insert its military into Syria thus cutting off the only available escape route out of Syria for those forces will be fulfilled – and I fully expect that to happen in the next few days. That road is, I believe, the M45 – the only main road between the north-western Syrian border and the city of Idlib.
Large advances have been made today that eliminate pockets in the Syrian front line and open the road to the town of Atarib from where it is a hop and a jump from that vital road. Nothing can stop them now – certainly not the Turkish military, who have been put into a very precarious position.
Erdogan’s pronouncements of what his army will do are not worth the time he took to say them. The Syrian army is now a hardened and formidable force.
Comparing those two maps it is easy to see that the situation is so fluid that it is impossible for map-makers to keep up with latest events. It is very likely that the Syrians are now much further advanced than is suggested in those images.
What is clear is that the Syrian government now has complete control of the M5 motorway between the capital Damascus and Aleppo – something they have not enjoyed for something like 5 years.
There is some talk of another ceasefire in 10 days time – not sure if that is official – a move that would in any case last less than a day and designed purely for the benefit of the terrorists. There won’t be much fight left in them by then anyway.
As if in answer to my plea yesterday (I know it’s not of course, just coincidental), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks of Turkey’s failure to live up to promises jointly made earlier. Though what he says appears to be more of a lament on a situation that is becoming too difficult to more forcefully address, all other considerations taken into account. Fresh talks are on the cards though and sudden changes are not unprecedented in this arena.
Notwithstanding any of that, the Syrian army (still with Russian/Iranian and other assistance) is simply getting on the the job of liberating its country and the effectiveness of Turkish military moves does not appear to be a deterrent to that. They have even surrounded more Turkish observation posts. Go SAA!
On a lighter note, Southfront has indulged in some pure sarcasm in the following article. I hesitated to share this because one of the dangers of sarcasm is that it is open to abuse as propaganda and fake news by unworthy persons, for whom what is said here is likely to mesh with their own personal delusions. No matter, take a read – but be aware – there is not an ounce of truth in any of it. I hope you can see that:
The Syrian situation is once again poised on a knife edge. I hope Syria’s army, the SAA, has the strength – I know they have the resolve, and the right – to see this through to the end. “No mercy for Idlib terrorists” said Russia’s Lavrov recently, and that is also the right attitude.
The next few days are going to be critical. The SAA needs to surround Saraqib, including Erdogan’s forces if necessary. There will then be no way the terrorists and the Turks can hold onto the Idlib pocket and yet another Western backed rats nest will be closed and reopened for normal Syrian business, by controlling all the major roads in the area. It will then only be a hop and a jump to reach Idlib city itself.
The UN must stop using or even professing to use unfounded information from dubious and unnamed sources on civilian casualties in Syria’s Idlib province. The true situation is nothing like that offered by UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, a British economist and civil servant. What can he possibly know of war or terrorism? Or even who to trust as reliable informants?
The UN of course is a composite body comprised of a whole barrel of different people, and as in any barrel of apples there are good apples and rotten apples. The rotten apples must not be allowed to contaminate the rest of the barrel. Lowcock, while he has a distinguished record of public service, is obviously one of the rotten apples, either by allowing himself to be misinformed or by his representation of a whole other barrel of similarly sourced rotten apples – the UK government.
How do these people get to be in positions of power and influence? There is obviously something very wrong with the way this world is run.
Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, I should add, is one of the good apples – which is not surprising since the Russian government is full of those – having recently undergone a cleansing to oust any suspect bad apples – and is prepared for a brighter future than many other nations, while making concerted efforts to lend a helping hand to many of those nations – especially those plagued by the influence and duress of bad apple nations.
Before I leave this theme I seem to have wandered into, while Australia is well known as the originator of the saying “she’ll be right”, there is another lesser known saying that Aussies use, with the same meaning: “she’ll be apples”. It is unfortunate that by association with other bad apple nations, Australia appears to have its own homegrown government (and opposition) rife with rotten apples – though some of them, I suspect, are simply misinformed – and therefore possibly curable.
Turkish observation strong points in the area are rapidly being made irrelevant with yet another one on the M5 motorway about to be surrounded by government forces.
I have to admit that it is quite puzzling why this rush of success for Syrian forces is happening right now. The terrorist groups appear to have had enough of being bombed and shelled and are not putting up as much resistance as in the past. Perhaps a drop off in US/NATO support is having some effect, but they really have literally nowhere to go now. Turkey is closing its borders so they are hemmed in on all sides with mostly only mountainous territory left for them to defend. They will not be allowed to surrender and nor should they be. Many previous opportunities have been opened for that and dismissed. Only a huge massacre now awaits them. Which will of course also cost many Syrian lives. But that is the way of the world now, and it must be played out to the full.
Something seems to be quietly going on in that nest of vipers in Syria’s north-west.
UK diplomats are negotiating with Russian diplomats to arrange passage for their military advisers and trainers to the terrorist militants operating in the Idlib area to leave the country. Another open admission by the British that they support al-Qaeda terrorists.
Kurdish elements are claiming kills up near the Turkish border close to Azaz – where they are not previously known to be. Of course theirs is a separate battle with Turkish backed militants.
Syrian government forces are now apparently operating deep behind previously known front lines to the east of Maarrat al-Numan on the M5 and the Russians are intensifying bombing strikes to the west of that city. I think we will soon see Maarrat al-Numan liberated by SAA forces, which would dramatically shorten the front lines for the government troops by forcing a withdrawal of all militants northwards and isolating a further number of Turkish observation posts in the cleared areas.
It looks like the days for al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria are coming to an end, sending another wave of terrorist imports back to their own countries.