Daily Archive: October 24, 2016

Plan B: US Considered Arming Syrian Rebels Against Russian Planes & Artillery

The US administration has been secretly considering sending more firepower to CIA-backed rebels fighting Syrian government forces, including weapons that can be used against Russian aircraft and artillery, according to a media report. Citing US officials, who preferred to remain anonymous, the Washington Post reported the existence of a so-called ‘Plan B,’ which in case of “failed diplomatic efforts” provided for...

Russian Battle Group Moves to Syria: Demonstrating Power Projection Capability

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL81tC8leQ4 The ships are being carefully monitored by NATO ships and aircraft. Media in NATO countries have raised ballyhoo about it. The reaction is negatively emotional. The ships’ movement is covered like an unexpected event, though the news was first announced this summer. Perhaps, many believed that Russia’s maritime power projection capability should not be taken seriously. Now those who thought so are proven...

Syrian War Report – October 24, 2016: Only Options Are Assad in Damascus or Al-Nusra in Damascus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu4CK_r4AdE On October 22, clashes resumed between the Syrian government forces and the Al-Nusra-led coalition of militant groups in Aleppo city. Next days, heavy clashes were reported in the southern neighborhoods of Aleppo – Amiriyah, Sheikh Saeed and the 1070 Apartment Project – and in the southern Aleppo countryside. Air strikes have been reported inside and outside Aleppo since October...

Why Brookings Institution and Establishment Love Wars

Washington’s public relations operations for the military contracting firms that surround the US Capitol aren’t by for-profit PR firms, so much as they’re by ‘non-profit’ foundations and think tanks, which present that ‘non-profit’ cover for their sales-promotion campaigns on behalf of the real beneficiaries: owners and top executives of these gigantic ‘defense’ contracting corporations, such as Lockheed Martin, and Booz...