Why is the Chinese government SILENT, when 1000 Chinese citizens fight for ISIS against Socialist Syria.

China should be pro-active and play a positive role in the world. This includes confronting the 1000 Chinese citizens who are fighting with ISIL in Syria.

It behooves the new superpower on earth to deal with its own problem in the international scene, in Syria......and help the embattled government there.

It behooves the new superpower on earth to deal with its own problem in the international scene, in Syria.....and supporting its ally Russia in Syria.

As in the case of the Russian involvement in confronting ISIS in Syria, which has enhanced Russia's image and position in the world........China's position in the world will also be enhanced as a true defender of global security. 

With size, and prosperity and development comes responsibility. 

China cannot merely rely on economic development to ensure its position in the world. It must also commit to security operations beyond its borders to ensure that the world is safe to do business in. China cannot rely on Russia or the USA to that solely.

If middle ranking powers such as France and the UK can commit to fighting ISIS, so should China in an international coalition.

If a 1000 French citizens were fighting with ISIS in Syria....the French government would take action in that theater. 

If a 1000 UK citizens were fighting with ISIS in Syria....the UK government would take action in that theater. 

So why not China?

The commitment of just 30 or 1% of the PLAAF jet fighters in enough. Supporting the Russians. Nobody is asking for ground troops. The best planes and the best pilots to showcase the achievements of the PLAAF.

This is even a prayer in Israel, from where rumors of Chinese military involvement in Syria were copy pasted on this blogsite.


What China should not do publicly in the international arena, is state that it is helpless as a successful state in confronting its own terrorist problems. Russia, The UK, France do not EVER say this to the world.

In fact most governments around the world do not plead helplessness about terrorists to the world.

As part of its propaganda, the USA is deliberately obtuse, about fighting ISIS. This is because the USA:

1.Covertly supports ISIS, as a tool of destabilization of target countries.

2. The USA military needs to be inside, or near the target country for destabilisation.

3. And is the reason why USA military and security experts repeatedly state that it will take the noble USA 100 years to defeat ISIS.

4. Why the worthless USA military airstrikes achieve so little against ISIS, BUT do destroy the strategic infrastructure of the target countries....Libya, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.




Modern terrorism.....especially transnational terrorism is state funded.

Without the logistics, money, training, travel documents, safe shelter, fuel.....and modern weapons...a 21st century terrorist cannot operate:

Their numbers (From Wikipedia):

In Iraq and Syria
200,000[17] (Kurdish claims)
70,000 (Russian military estimate)[18]
100,000[19] (Jihadist claim)
80,000–100,000 [20] (CIA estimate)

Key state sponsors of ISIS are the USA (LEAD NATION)...France, UK, Israel, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Each of the Western countries and Middle East countries have their own motivations for sponsoring ISIS.

For China and its attempt to deal with Uighur terrorism in China.....the relevant countries of focus are the USA (The lead sponsor of ISIS) Turkey and finally Pakistan.

USA motivations

Turkish motivations

Pakistani motivations.


Why Assad must prevail

And its not because he is a great leader or even a competent good leader....but.



US Congresswoman Introduces Bill To Stop Illegal War on Assad.

From US CongresswomanTulsi Gabbard

“Here are 10 reasons the U.S. must end its war to overthrow the Syrian government of Assad:
  1. Because if we succeed in overthrowing the Syrian government of Assad, it will open the door for ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other Islamic extremists to take over all of Syria.  There will be genocide and suffering on a scale beyond our imagination.  These Islamic extremists will take over all the weaponry, infrastructure, and military hardware of the Syrian army and be more dangerous than ever before.
  2. We should not be allying ourselves with these Islamic extremists by helping them achieve their goal because it is against the security interests of the United States and all of civilization.
  3. Because the money and weapons the CIA is providing to overthrow the Syrian government of Assad are going directly or indirectly into the hands of the Islamic extremist groups, including al-Qaeda affiliates, al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham, and others who are the actual enemies of the United States.  These groups make up close to 90 percent of the so-called opposition forces, and are the most dominant fighters on the ground.
  4. Because our efforts to overthrow Assad has increased and will continue to increase the strength of ISIS and other Islamic extremists, thus making them a bigger regional and global threat.
  5. Because this war has exacerbated the chaos and carnage in Syria and, along with the terror inflicted by ISIS and other Islamic extremist groups fighting to take over Syria, continues to increase the number of Syrians forced to flee their country.
  6. Because we should learn from our past mistakes in Iraq and Libya that U.S. wars to overthrow secular dictators (Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi) cause even more chaos and human suffering and open the door for Islamic extremists to take over in those countries.
  7. Because the U.S. has no credible government or government leader ready to bring order, security, and freedom to the people of Syria.
  8. Because even the ‘best case’ scenario - that the U.S. successfully overthrows the Syrian government of Assad - would obligate the United States to spend trillions of dollars and the lives of American service members in the futile effort to create a new Syria.  This is what we have been trying to do in Iraq for twelve years, and we still have not succeeded.  The situation in Syria will be much more difficult than in Iraq.
  9. Because our war against the Syrian government of Assad is interfering with our being one-pointedly focused on the war to defeat ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the other Islamic extremists...
  10. Because our war to overthrow the Assad government puts us in direct conflict with Russia and increases the likelihood of war between the United States and Russia and the possibility of another world war.”


Sovereignty and respect for the Westphalian state out, False flag muscle power diplomacy in.

Of course when we have countless occasions of Israeli and Western proxy backing of ISIS/ al-Qaeda....such information will not count.

Only the False flags of 9/11 and Paris 13/11....count.

LOGICALLY and LEGALLY the first thing you do if you're serious about fighting ISIS is arming the legitimate governments already elected in power in Baghdad and Damascus, and increasing the capabilities of their military.

The Syrian military used to be 335,000 in 2011, but is now only 125,000. Instead of giving 3.4 billion euro's to ISIS enabler Turkey.......you give that money to the Syrian government, or direct arms aid.....medical aid....infrastructure aid.

Instead of spending $11 billion on illiterate refugees, let go suddenly without consultation by Turkey into the EU....in 2015 ALONE.........you spend as much for the Syrian armed forces.......who are fighting and killing ISIS on a daily basis.



Brabantian writes:

Retired Indian Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar, suggests that, thanks to the Paris operation, we have just seen the brutal enactment by the UN of the 'New World Order' we have all long feared, with Russia formally abandoning its previously claimed respect for national sovereignties, as the UN unanimously declares an open season of bloodshed upon millions of people, where any 'great power' has an open licence to bomb and kill in the Middle East because of 'Islamic State ISIS'.

As M K Bhadrakumar points out, UN Resolution 2249 passed after the Paris attacks, endorsed unanimously led by USA - Russia - China - Britain - France, invites any and all countries to feel free to attack & invade Syria & Iraq, ignoring those countries' own governments ... 

Turkey has already attack operations on Syria ... 

And Israel is now given full international 'legal' licence to attack inside Syria & Iraq.

As Bhadrakumar asks, "What about the legitimate governments of Iraq and Syria, which are UN member countries too? 

"The R 2249 simply ignores them as inconsequential entities. This is an appalling stance. 

"Russia, which has been shouting from the roof top regarding the sanctity of the principle of national sovereignty to berate the US-led coalition, simply made a U-turn. 

"Crass opportunism, pragmatism, tradeoff, diplomacy – call it what you will, but a core principle in inter-state conduct upheld under the UN Charter has been given the pass. 

"Is this any different from the rape of Abyssiniya when the League of Nations was alive? ... Clearly, R 2249 opens a Pandora’s box ... 

"Russia lost the moral high ground it was painstakingly climbing ..."

So Russia, which was invited by Assad into Syria to protect it, has now signed on to giving Turkey , Israel , Saudi , Qatar , UK , France , others, the right to 'legally' bomb , attack Syria as they have long been doing via their support for their 'Islamic State' covert vehicle.

Why not cease funding foreign adventures?

Why not cease funding foreign adventures in Syria, Iraq and Yemen?

This will save money.

Why not cease buying expensive military hardware from the USA/UK?

Which gather dust and rust in most cases.......Saudi Arabia has no REAL conventional enemies, save for those which are imagined....and created by the .....USA/UK.(The Persians are coming.....get the fire engines out and ready)

Why go to the brink of economic collapse in 5 years time?

Why withdraw $1000 billion from the Jew banks in the West to support such an economy, if they become upset and angry as with Qaddafi when he proposed returning $150 billion of Libyan state money from Western banks to create an African reserve bank in 2010.

Such a move will make Saudi Arabia worthless in the eyes of its Western protectors.......they don't surely love the Jew Casino whore loving Saudi Family, but their petro $ deposited in Western banks, and investment in Western assets and capital.

Once that goes, so does the protection of the West for the Saudi Royal family.

The Bangladeshi soldiers, the Pakistani soldiers, the Egyptian soldiers and the foreign Western mercenaries stationed in the Kingdom in such a situation will not be able to protect the Saudi Royal family.

The Saudis should cut their foreign misadventures immediately.

They should cease the absurdity of Israeli pilots bombing Yemen for their airforce...amongst many other things.

Wise just advice has been given to them for free. 

The Shah of Iran was their puppet and ally.....'The policeman of the Persian Gulf' was his title from them.
Photo: In this 2013 photo, former Saudi King Abdullah stands next to his younger brother Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al Saud, who was crown prince at the time and is now king of Saudi Arabia. Tribes of the World/Flickr

Using its vast oil wealth, it has quietly spread its ultra-conservative brand of Islam throughout the Muslim world, secretly undermined secular regimes in its region and prudently kept to the shadows, while others did the fighting and dying. It was Saudi money that fueled the mujahedeen in Afghanistan, underwrote Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Iran, and bankrolled Islamic movements and terrorist groups from the Caucasus to Hindu Kush.
Today that circumspect diplomacy is in ruins, and the House of Saud looks more vulnerable than it has since the country was founded in 1926. Unraveling the reasons for the current train wreck is a study in how easily hubris, illusion, and old-fashioned ineptness can trump even bottomless wealth.
Stumbling over oil
The Kingdom’s first stumble was a strategic decision last fall to undermine competitors by upping oil production and, thus, lowering the price. Their reasoning was that, if the price of a barrel of oil dropped from over $100 to around $80, it would strangle competition from more expensive sources and new technologies, including the U.S. fracking industry, the Arctic, and emergent producers like Brazil. That, in turn, would allow Riyadh to reclaim its shrinking share of the energy market.
There was also the added benefit that lower oil prices would damage countries that the Saudis didn’t like: Russia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Iran.
In one sense it worked. The American fracking industry is scaling back, the exploitation of Canada’s oil sands has slowed, and many Arctic drillers closed up shop. And, indeed, countries like Venezuela, Ecuador, and Russia took a serious economic hit. But despite obvious signs, the Saudis failed to anticipate China’s economic slowdown and how that would dampen economic growth in the leading industrial nations. The price of oil went from $115 a barrel in June 2014 to $44 today. Because it is so pure, it costs less than $10 to produce a barrel of Saudi oil.
The Kingdom planned to use its almost $800 billion in financial reserves to ride out the drop in prices, but it figured that oil would not fall below $80 a barrel, and then only for a few months.
According to the Financial Times, in order to balance its budget, Saudi Arabia needs a price of between $95 and $105 a barrel. And while oil prices will likely rise over the next five years, projections are that the price per barrel will only reach $65. Saudi debt is on schedule to rise from 6.7 percent of GDP this year to 17.3 percent next year, and its 2015 budget deficit is $130 billion.
Saudi Arabia is spending $10 billion a month in foreign exchange reserves to pay the bills and has been forced to borrow money on the international financial market. Two weeks ago the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) regional director, Masood Ahmed, warned Riyadh that the country would deplete its financial reserves in five years unless it drastically cut its budget.
But the Kingdom can’t do that.
When the Arab Spring broke out in 2011, the Saudi Arabia headed it off by pumping $130 billion into the economy, raising wages, improving services and providing jobs for its growing population. Saudi Arabia has one of the youngest populations in the Middle East, a lot of it unemployed and much of it poorly educated. Some 25 percent of the population lives in poverty. Money keeps the lid on, but for how long, even with the heavy-handed repression that characterizes Saudi political life?
Stumbling over Yemen
In March, the Kingdom intervened in Yemen, launching an air war, a naval blockade, and partial ground campaign on the pretense that Iran was behind the civil war, a conclusion not even the Americans agree with.
Again, the Saudis miscalculated, even though one of its major allies, Pakistan, warned Riyadh that it was headed for trouble. In part, the Kingdom’s hubris was fed by the illusion that U.S. support would make it a short war – the Americans are arming the Saudis, supplying them with bombing targets, backing up the naval blockade, and refueling their warplanes in mid-air.
But six months down the line the conflict has turned into a stalemate. The war has killed 5,000 people, including 500 children, flattened cities, and alienated much of the local population. It has also generated a food and medical crisis, as well as creating opportunities for the Islamic State and al-Qaeda to seize territory in Southern Yemen. Efforts by the UN to investigate the possibility of war crimes were blocked by Saudi Arabia and the U.S.
As the Saudis are finding out, war is a very expensive business, a burden the Saudis could meet under normal circumstances, but not when the price the Kingdom’s only commodity, oil, is plummeting.
Stumbling over Syria
Nor is Yemen the only war that the Saudis are involved with. Riyadh, along with other Gulf monarchies, including Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, are underwriting many of the groups trying to overthrow Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. When anti-government demonstrations broke out in 2011, the Saudis – along with the Americans and the Turks – calculated that Assad could be toppled in a few months.
But that was magical thinking. As bad as Assad is, a lot of Syrians, particularly minorities like Shiites, Christians, and Druze, were far more afraid of the Islamists from al-Qaeda and the IS then they were of their own government. So the war has dragged on for four years and has now killed close to 250,000 people.
Once again, the Saudis miscalculated, though in this case they were hardly alone. The Syrian government turned out to be more resilient that it appeared. And Riyadh’s bottom line that Assad had to go just ended up bringing Iran and Russia into the picture, checkmating any direct intervention by the anti-Assad coalition. Any attempt to establish a no-fly zone will have to confront the Russian air force, not something that anyone other than U.S. presidential aspirants are eager to do.
The war has also generated a flood of refugees, deeply alarming the European Union, which finally seems to be listening to Moscow’s point about the consequences of overthrowing governments without a plan as to who takes over. There is nothing like millions of refugees headed in your direction to cause some serious re-thinking of strategic goals.
It’s a mess
The Saudis’ goal of isolating Iran is rapidly collapsing. The P5+1 – the U.S., China, Russia, Great Britain, France, and Germany – successfully completed a nuclear agreement with Tehran, despite every effort by the Saudis and Israel to torpedo it. And at Moscow’s insistence, Washington has reversed its opposition to Iran being included in peace talks around Syria.
Stymied in Syria, mired down in Yemen, its finances increasingly fragile, the Kingdom also faces internal unrest from its long marginalized Shia minority in the country’s east and south. To top it off, the IS has called for the “liberation” of Mecca from the House of Saud and launched a bombing campaign aimed at the Kingdom’s Shiites.
Last month’s Hajj disaster that killed more than 2,100 pilgrims – and anger at the Saudi authorities foot dragging on investigating the tragedy – have added to the royal family’s woes. The Saudis claim 769 people were killed, a figure that no other country in the world accepts. And there are persistent rumors that the deadly stampede was caused when police blocked off an area in order to allow high-ranking Saudis special access to the holy sites.
Changes in the region
Some of these missteps can be laid at the feet of the new king, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, and of a younger generation of aggressive Saudis he has appointed to key positions. But Saudi Arabia’s troubles are also a reflection of a Middle East in transition. Exactly where that it is headed is by no means clear, but change is in the wind.
Iran is breaking out of its isolation and, with its large, well-educated population, strong industrial base, and plentiful energy resources, is poised to play a major regional, if not international, role. Turkey is in the midst of a political upheaval, and there is growing opposition among Turks to Ankara’s meddling in the Syrian civil war.
Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, is impaled on its own policies, both foreign and domestic. “The expensive social contract between the Royal family and Saudi citizens will get more difficult, and eventually impossible to sustain if oil prices don’t recover,” Meghan L. O’Sullivan, director of the Geopolitics of Energy project at Harvard told the New York Times.
However, the House of Saud has little choice but to keep pumping oil to pay for its wars and keep the internal peace. But more production drives down prices even further, and, once the sanctions come off of Iran, the oil glut will become worse.
While it is still immensely wealthy, there are lots of bills coming due. It is not clear the Kingdom has the capital or the ability to meet them.


Paedophilia in the Criminal UK State.



The UK Conservative politician Ian Greer (above with a boy), whose company reportedly supplied young boys to UK Members of Parliament, died on 4 November 2015.

Greer was acquainted with Sir Evelyn Rothschild who was acquainted with Jeffrey Epstein.

Marke Clarke

Meanwhile, a whistleblower says that the UK Conservative Mark Clarke recently provided young lads and lasses to Conservative Members of Parliament for sex.


Mark Clarke (left)

The whistleblower says that Mark Clarke assaulted her, and threatened her when she complained,
The female whistleblower says of Clarke: "He protected himself by having dirt on everybody...

"He wanted to become an MP and then rise to the top of the party."
"I variously observed a number of MPs being 'provided with' young men and women... 
"Mark would arrange to film whatever encounters ensued...

"I overheard Mark and his friends discussing plans to ... spike drinks and take intimate pictures..."

On one trip to Robert Halfon's constituency of Harlow "I walked into the ladies toilet to find Mark (and two female friends) snorting lines of cocaine from the surface top."
Read more: http://www.dailymail.

Ian Greer's obituary tells us that Greer was the top political lobbyists until 1996 "when his career and reputation collapsed following allegations that he had paid MPs to table questions in the House of Commons." 

Ian Greer, lobbyist - obituary - Telegraph.

Greer's PR agency, Ian Greer Associates (IGA), employed a lot of young men and its clients included Coca Cola, British Airways, and Cadbury Schweppes.

In 1992, half of the UK Cabinet, including the Prime Minister John Major, attended IGA's 10th anniversary celebrations.

Ian Greer. Photo: Eleanor Bentall
Tony Blair "neglected to register a free trip on Concorde to the United States in 1986, paid for by one of Greer's clients.

After IGA went bust, Greer moved to South Africa where he set up a soup kitchen for homeless children.

In 2013 Greer returned to London and married Clive Ferreira.

Ian Greer, lobbyist - obituary - Telegraph.
The former child actor Ben Fellows (above) declared that, in 1994, in Ian Greer's office, he was groped bt the powerful Conservative politician Kenneth Clarke. KEN CLARKE - CLAIMS OF CHILD ABUSE.

Greer was acquainted with Sir Evelyn Rothschild who was acquainted with Jeffrey Epstein.

In 1966, Sir Evelyn Rothschild agreed to Greer becoming National Director of the the Mental Health Trust.

Greer joined forces with Peter Righton on the Study Project.

Peter Righton and Ian Greer /independent
Ian Greer. Photo: Eleanor Bentall
According to SCALLYWAG:
"Silver-hared pansy Ian Greer (was) the former architect of modern-day Tory sleaze...

"He was blatantly, almost gloriously, a raging poofta who wore make-up and regularly hosted notorious gay parties in which he dressed up in exotic silk clothes, sometimes of Eastern origin.
"Not only that, he ran the world's most successful 'boys for questions' agency to first woo and then exploit many of the hundred or so homosexuals on the Tory benches. 

(Source: Matthew Parris, himself a former Conservative MP, now a celebrated Times parliamentary columnist who has "come out" and has said in print that there were at least 100 gays in the parliamentary Tory party).

"Greer's now scandalous Christmas parties were virtually all-male shindigs to which many of the gay MPs were invited to dance with a whole bevy of handpicked rent boys. 

"But during the rest of the year he would also regularly throw wild and very exclusive gay parties for MPs, either at his elegant Pimlico flat, or at a suit his company hired permanently in Dolphin Square.
"This only came to light when Scallywag and others obtained affidavits from young men (young boys) who had been recruited from children's homes in North Wales - a sordid, ghastly, paedophile network which, after years of wild rumour and several successful prosecutions, is only just being fully investigated in a year-long judicial probe.

"If the inquiries are allowed to go the whole way, then the path will lead directly to Pimlico where, we alleged, Lord McAlpine among many others, was a regular visitor.

"Apart from his live-in lover, the two of them enjoy the company of a queer butler and two highly active poodles.

"Naturally, it is not known how many times Greer Associates exploited the situation when his guests got back to Parliament. 

"The scam was that he charged his clients exorbitant fees to pay MP's but pocketed the money himself and paid out only the modest fees for rent boys."

China and Iran


The proposed Silk Road route will connect China to West Asia.
The proposed Silk Road route will connect China to West Asia.

Chinese authorities have proposed a high-speed railway connecting its western city of Urumqi to Tehran, the country’s biggest English-language newspaper, China Daily, says. 
The proposed Silk Road route will connect China to West Asia, stretching from Urumqi and Yining to Almaty in Kazakhstan, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, Tashkent and Samarkand in Uzbekistan, Ashgabat in Turkmenistan to the Iranian capital.
It was put forward by China Railway Corp authorities at a forum on the One Belt, One Road initiative, the Asian giant’s bold scheme to rebuild Silk Road trade links with Europe and Asia.
Stretching from Hungary to Indonesia, Beijing estimates the initiative will annually create more than $2.5 trillion of trade among the countries in a decade.   
The new link would be complementary to the existing railway network in central Asian nations, which mostly runs to Moscow.
Iran is currently linked to Central Asia through a rail corridor which connects it to Kazakhstan and Russia through Turkmenistan, and another to Europe via Turkey.

The Silk Road encompass a territory housing 4.4 billion people or 63% of the world’s population.
The One Belt, One Road initiative comes from the shortening of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.
The two routes combined encompass a territory housing 4.4 billion people or 63% of the world’s population. The aggregate wealth of the countries involved adds up to $2.1 trillion or 29% of the world’s gross domestic product.
The initiative would involve financing infrastructure projects in 65 nations across Central and Southeast Asia, the Persian Gulf, the Middle East and Europe.  
The ancient Silk Road, established more than 2,100 years ago, connected the Han dynasty’s capital of Xian to Persia.
Through it, Iran’s grapes, beans, pomegranates, spinach, onions (horses, dancing girls and carpets) and other special products were introduced into China while tea, ginger, mulberries, peaches, apricots and oranges were brought to Iran over a period of more than 1,000 years. 

Earlier this year, Chinese authorities toured Iranian ports, including Shahid Rajaee in the Persian Gulf, to assess infrastructure development grounds.
Apart from its economic significance, the grand project is believed to lead to significant geopolitical changes.
According to many observers, it could spell the collapse of US economic dominance through the dollar and lead to the prevalence of trade in local currencies. It could also put an end to European monopoly on international shipping.


Russia leading the attack on ISIS

Russia's military attacks are intensifying because ISIS killed Russian civilians in Egypt, and took credit for it.

ISIS purportedly killed people in Paris.

Russian military operations in Syria will be extended and expanded, given such a new scenario. This will include attacking ISIS in Syria from Russia, using her arsenal of long range weapons....cruise missiles and Tu bombers.

Russia defacto has taken the lead in the war against ISIS.

One presumes over time Russia will also attack ISIS in Iraq.

The CIA's ISIS is one and the same, whether it is in Syria or Iraq or Egypt....or Afghanistan. 

Russia's Lavrov: U.S. Is Not Seriously Fighting Against The Islamic State

By Moon of Alabama

Throughout the last week the Russian airforce updated its target list in Syria. Plans were prepared, units designated, ammunition was loaded.
Today President Putin announced that the destruction of a Russian airliner with 224 people on board over the Sinai peninsula had indeed been an Islamic State terror attack. Traces of explosives were found on parts of the debris.
The Russian mission in Syria is no longer just to help the Syrian government but is now a matter of Russian national self-defense. The Russian parliament was not shy in assigning guilt:
"The recent tragic developments confirm the topicality of Russia’s continuous warnings that permanent destabilization in the Middle East by those who claim global dominance, primarily the United States, could lead to the expansion of the zone of bloody chaos and entail numerous human tragedies," the document says. "France and other European states are, as a matter of fact, reaping the consequences of Washington’s nearsighted and selfish policy."
There will now be no backing out for Russia and no time limit.
At the same time as Putin spoke Russian ships in the Caspian sea, submarines in the Mediterranean and long range strategic strike bombers flying from Russia launched 34 cruise missiles against Islamic State targets in Syria.

The Russian defense ministry announced that it would double its strikes in Syria using 5 TU-160, 6 TU-95MS, 14 TU-22m3. 8 SU-34 and 4 SU-27sm in addition to the 34 airplanes already in Syria. The new assets are long-range and will mostly fly directly from Russia. They will attack the static targets which the Russian and Syrian intelligence will designate. The planes in Syria will now take a more tactical role in direct combat air support for the Syrian army and the allied forces on the ground. The strike capacity will immediately double and it is planned to further increase it.
The French, now bombing IS in retaliation for the attack in Paris, are also adding to their strike capacity by moving their airplane carrier towards the Syrian coast. President Putin personally ordered the Russian ships in the Mediterranean to recognize the French forces as allies. This may be an opening to France and an offer to Hollande to leave his anti-Syrian stance and to stop his support for anti-Syrian insurgents.
After Putin shamed Obama into bombing Islamic State oil truck assemblies his Foreign Minister Lavrov went a step further. He directly accused the U.S. of not being serious about fighting the Islamic State:
"The problem around the U.S.-led coalition is that despite the fact that they declared its goal in fighting exclusively the Islamic State and other terrorists and pledged not to take any action against the Syrian army (...), analysis of the strikes delivered by the United States and its coalition at terrorist positions over the past year drives us to a conclusion that these were selective, I would say sparing, strikes and in the majority of cases spared those Islamic State groups that were capable of pressing the Syrian army," he said.

"It looks like a cat that wants to eat a fish but doesn’t want to wet its feet. They want the Islamic State to weaken Assad as soon as possible to force him to step down this or that way but they don’t want to see Islamic State strong enough to take power."
That the U.S. was not seriously fighting the Islamic State was obvious to any observer but it is now a public position stated by Russia and the U.S. will have to react to.
Maybe Lavrov hopes he can goad the U.S. into getting more serious about the Islamic State. With the background of the attacks in Paris and against the Russian plane (more are likely to come) the chances for that are not too bad.
The "isolated" Russia that was never actually isolated is not isolated anymore. The U.S. rhetorical position is now defensive as Russia is taking the lead in the fight against IS. But it still wants to look like its is doing something:
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday his country is starting an operation with Turkey to finish securing the northern Syrian border.

"The entire border of northern Syria - 75 percent of it has now been shut off. And we are entering an operation with the Turks to shut off the other remaining 98 kilometers," he said in an interview with CNN.
That is not much of a change at all. Crossing the border and smuggling will in future require either a Turkish secret service or CIA permit. A real change in the U.S. position will only come when its stops the support for the various forces fighting against the Syrian government.


Putin and ISIS


Putin Names And Shames Obama Into Bombing IS Oil Smugglers

By Moon of Alabama

The U.S. claims it wants to hit the Islamic State but in one year of bombing it never really touched one of its biggest sources of income. Hundreds of oil tanker trucks are waiting every day at IS distribution points to smuggle oil to Turkey and elsewhere. Only one such distribution point was ever bombed and that attack was  by the Iraqi air force.
Now the Russian President Putin played some "name and shame" at the G-20 meeting in Turkey and, lo and behold, the problem gets solved.
The Obama administration recently claimed it would increase attacks on the most expensive Syrian oil infrastructure which is owned by the Syrian government but under IS control. But it said it would still not hit the large truck gatherings.
While the American-led air campaign has conducted periodic airstrikes against oil refineries and other production facilities in eastern Syria that the group controls, the organization’s engineers have been able to quickly repair damage, and keep the oil flowing, American officials said. The Obama administration has also balked at attacking the Islamic State’s fleet of tanker trucks — its main distribution network — fearing civilian casualties. But now the administration has decided to increase the attacks and focus on inflicting damage that takes longer to fix or requires specially ordered parts, American officials said.
The obvious target to stop the oil trade is to hit the trucks. Without trucks the other infrastructure is useless for IS as the oil can not be sold. With trucks destroyed the men behind the smuggling will lose all profits and leave the business. The "civilian casualties" argument does not hold. There could be warnings to avoid human damage or one could consider that these oil smugglers are dealing with terrorists and thereby accomplices. The real U.S. reluctance to hit the oil smuggling might be out of deference to the Turkish government which of course profits from such oil transfers.
Then came along Russia and its President Putin and demonstrated at the current G-20 meeting that the U.S. is not serious about fighting IS. Today the Turkish journalist Abdullah Bozkurt reports remarks by President Putin from a G-20 sideline event:
Abdullah Bozkurt @abdbozkurt
Putin in #Turkey: I provided examples based on our data on the financing of different #ISIL units by private individuals.
"This money, as we have established, comes from 40 countries and, there are some of the G20 members among them”, Putin says
"I’ve shown our colleagues photos taken from space & from aircraft which clearly demonstrate the scale of the illegal trade in oil"
Putin provided that information and the photos yesterday. Obama must have been deeply embarrassed and pissed. Suddenly, a day after Putin exposed the U.S. reluctance to hit IS where it is needed, a big truck assembly was bombed:
Intensifying pressure on the Islamic State, United States warplanes for the first time attacked hundreds of trucks on Monday that the extremist group has been using to smuggle the crude oil it has been producing in Syria, American officials said. According to an initial assessment, 116 trucks were destroyed in the attack, which took place near Deir al-Zour, an area in eastern Syria that is controlled by the Islamic State.
Until Monday, the United States had refrained from striking the fleet used to transport oil, believed to include more than 1,000 tanker trucks, because of concerns about causing civilian casualties. As a result, the Islamic State’s distribution system for exporting oil had remained largely intact.
It seems that Putin's naming and shaming with regards to the oil smuggling was successful. We might soon see a similar effect on the financing sources he mentioned.

BND running amok against Europe for the USA


BND spying for USA

By Sputniknews.com

A special investigation into the extent of mass surveillance carried out by the US National Security Agency (NSA) within Germany has unveiled a huge list of targets wanted by the US agency, including many European governments and companies.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is under enormous pressure to reveal how much she knew about the country's co-operation with the US National Security Agency in spying on industrial and diplomatic targets.
In an effort to distance herself from the spying scandal after it was alleged she knew about her own government's co-operation with the NSA, despite publicly criticizing it, she called for an independent inquiry under leading judge Kurt Graulich who was called on to scrutinize a list of targets handed to the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) by the US.
The first report from Graulich raises serious allegations against the United States, suggesting that the intelligence-sharing agreements between the NSA and BND have been broken and that the extent of the NSA program was much broader than the German Government would allow. Many of the targets, he found, were against the interests of Germany and its European partners.
According to Der Spiegel newspaper, Graulich investigated 39,000 keywords used by the NSA in a period from 2005 to March 2015. These included search terms — known as selectors — with which the NSA crawled international communication.
The reports says that the German intelligence agency was given the selectors by the NSA and ran searches which were not covered by German law, which is very strong on data privacy.
US Spied on Allies
Nearly 70 percent of the screened selectors concerned the authorities of EU countries, says the report.
"Whole staffs of European governments were the target of American spying. Nearly 16 percent of the selectors were related to telecommunications subscribers in Germany, which are protected by the Basic Law against spying through their own intelligence services," the paper reported.
Graulich said he had asked the NSA for an explanation into what appeared to be illegal surveillance but had not received a response. Cooperation between the NSA and BND was "neither transparent nor controllable for the German side," he concluded.
The spying affair dates back to 2013 when it was alleged that the NSA had even bugged German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone. 
This prompted her spokesman Steffen Seibert to say she had phoned US President Barack Obama saying she expected the Americans "to supply information over the possible scale of such eavesdropping practices against Germany and reply to questions that the federal government asked months ago."
Obama promised her the US was "not monitoring and will not monitor" her communications but German diplomatic sources said they were still not satisfied with the White House's explanation.
It emerged later, however, from sources including former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, that the US embassy in Berlin, overlooking the Reichstag, was being used as a base for a special unit of the CIA and NSA to monitor a large part of cell phone communications in the government district.

Legacy of the Gaylen networks and relationship since 1948, and the Cold War that has to be broken.

The bulk of the massive spying by the BND for the CIA and NSA is related to industrial espionage, which costs Germany $100 billion each year.

Try multiplying that figure since 1945 by German traitors for the USA.

At another level the BND acts as an over enthusiastic foot soldier of SECURITY MATTERS for American intelligence, over zealous with their work attempting to please their masters.....even if it means providing FALSE intelligence, or wrong intelligence against the Eastern Bloc Communist states, and lately the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. Maybe they will go into Africa looking for the elusive CIA created ISIS, and now near forgotten al-Qaeda.

The prosecution of the Neanderthal traitor from the BND is under the meme.."A few bad apples....but DON'T WORRY FOLKS, nothing to see here, the BND essentially does its job, filled with decent hard working people who only drive Volkswagen Passats."

But of course that is not the case. The capture of one unlucky traitor taking a mere $100,000 for his services is not the true situation. The problem is the organization itself, and its overall culture since the 1940's after WWII......Which cannot be changed by charging a 'few bad apples'.


German on trial accused of giving CIA 200 secret documents

A former employee of Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency who is charged with treason gave the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) 200 secret documents, prosecutors said at the start of his trial on Monday.
The arrest last year of the man, identified as Markus R., cooled relations between Berlin and Washington, close allies during the Cold War and afterwards, and followed revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) snooped on Germany.
The 32-year-old man, who has suffered from a disability since early childhood that affects his mobility, is accused of passing information to the CIA from 2008 until mid-2014 in return for at least 95,000 euros ($102,000).
He received the money from a handler named as Craig during meetings in Salzburg and other Austrian cities, prosecutors said. "At the BND I had the impression that nobody found me credible," the defendant told the Munich court.
 "With the CIA it was different. One could prove himself."
Known as Uwe to his handlers, who included a CIA agent named Alex, Markus R.
provided the Americans with details on the BND's structure, key activities, deliberations and collaboration with foreign spy agencies, prosecutors told the court.
They said the CIA gave him a notebook with a special email program, which he used to provide the agency with almost weekly updates. In mid-2014, Markus R. also handed over three documents to the Russian consulate in Munich, they said.
Wearing a dark gray suit, Markus R. appeared shy as he answered questions put forward by the judge. He grew up in former East Germany with a locksmith father and a mother who worked as a precision mechanic. He had an interest in computers.
Arrested in July last year, he was charged on Aug. 11 this year on two counts of treason, breaking official secrets and corruption. A guilty verdict could mean a life sentence.
Markus R. had worked from December 2007 for the BND and soon afterwards offered help to the CIA, prosecutors said. From May 2008 until his arrest, he worked in a department responsible for the protection of soldiers serving abroad, with access to sensitive material.
The documents he passed to the Russian consulate in Munich also posed a security risk to Germany, prosecutors said.
Fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed two years ago the extent of U.S. surveillance in Germany, which included bugging the phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
(Reporting by Joern Poltz; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Mark Heinrich)