STATE DEPT. THREATENS TERROR ATTACKS IN RUSSIA IF MOSCOW KEEPS FIGHTING ISIS

“More Russian lives will be lost, more Russian aircraft will be shot down”

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

In extraordinary comments that have gone virtually unnoticed by the media, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby threatened Moscow with terror attacks in Russian cities and even shoot downs of Russian jets if Vladimir Putin continued his fight against ISIS in Syria.

“Extremist groups will continue to exploit the vacuums that are there in Syria to expand their operations, which could include attacks against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities. Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags, and will continue to lose resources, perhaps even aircraft,” Kirby told reporters at Wednesday’s press briefing, adding that if the war in Syria continues “more Russian lives will be lost, more Russian aircraft will be shot down.”

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While the comments will obviously be presented by the media as Kirby claiming that these will be the consequences of Moscow’s involvement in Syria, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova took the remarks as a thinly veiled threat.

“And those [acts of terrorism] will be perpetrated by ‘moderate’ [Syrian opposition groups]?” Zakharova asked in a Facebook post. “Just the ones that Washington has been unable to separate from Al-Nusra for as long as six months?”

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“Don’t you think that such ventriloquism about ‘body bags,’ ‘terrorist attacks in Russian cities’ and ‘loss of aircraft,’ sounds more like a ‘get ’em’ command, rather than a diplomatic comment?” she added.

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Is Kirby actually threatening to use the same “moderate” jihadists that the Obama administration has funded and armed to kill Russian troops, down Russian planes and slaughter Russian citizens in their own country?

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As documented in the video below, tensions in Syria have heated up significantly after Washington bombed Syrian soldiers who were fighting against ISIS, an incident the U.S. claimed was an “accident”.

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The Obama administration then claimed that Russia had attacked a UN aid convoy, although the exact circumstances of what happened remain murky.

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A Jabhat al-Nusra unit commander also recently revealed that the group, which is an Al-Qaeda offshoot, was given American-made TOW missiles and other weapons “directly” from the U.S. and its allies.
“The Americans are on our side,” he stated.

Al-Nusra commander says US supports jihadists indirectly, provides tanks & artillery via allies

Published on Sep 27, 2016

Al-Nusra Front is a terrorist group and the US will never provide it with any aid, said the State Department, reacting to revelations in a German newspaper – while admitting that unnamed US allies might be backing the jihadist militants in Syria.

Nikakis Kainourgios

Obama is Al Baghdadi, cut his head NOW! But first you should put the Nobel Peace Prize in his ass.
Novo Vires

I suspect every US citizen to be spy and terrorist.C’mon, they created ISIS Etc…To sum up, every terrorist attacks of European countries are coming from US because the CIA / US built the war of terrorism (proxies wars ) to achieve imperialism…. Shame on US….
Robert Martin

Russia fights Al-Nusra, USA supports Al-Nusra = Russia fights USA, also USA fights Russia. Course We all knew that. But now it’s out in the open… so what now ?
Xtremedia01

What a SLAP in the face of the American people… sad thing is… a lot of them are too drunk on Hollywood and show business to know what hit them…. It’s frightening.
sarah ahmad

yeahh busted murica
Pac Oo

Too bad most Americans are too stupid to think for themselves and seek information outside the mainstream media. This info will never be reported within America.
veronica foster

Indirectly, my ass. It’s purposeful. I say we round up all the leaders, drop them off in Syria and let them duke it out amongst themselves. It’s just a depopulation war, anyway.
silversobe

The business and industry of war will seek to maintain conflict indefinitely. Even if that means creating the enemy you will later destroy. A terrible loop of artificial conflict, death, and profit.

‘Americans are on our side’: Al-Nusra commander says US arming jihadists via 3rd countries

US weapons are being delivered to Jabhat Al-Nusra by governments that Washington supports, a militant commander told the German media, adding that American instructors were in Syria to teach how to use the new equipment.
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“Yes, the US supports the opposition [in Syria], but not directly. They support the countries that support us. But we are not yet satisfied with this support,” Jabhat al-Nusra unit commander Abu Al Ezz said in an interview with Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper from the devastated Syrian city of Aleppo.

According to the commander, the militants should be receiving more “sophisticated weapons” from their backers to succeed against the Syrian government.

The fight is difficult. The regime is strong and gets support from Russia, he explained.

Al Ezz said that Jabhat Al-Nusra “won battles thanks to TOW rockets. Due to these rockets, we reached a balance with the regime. Our tanks came from Libya via Turkey, joined by the [BM-21] multiple rocket launchers,” he said.

The government forces have an advantage because of aircraft and missile launchers, but “we have the American-made TOW missiles, and the situation in some areas is under control,” Al Ezz added.

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When asked if the TOW missiles were initially intended for Jabhat Al-Nusra or if the group obtained them from the moderate Free Syrian Army, the jihadist clarified: “No, the missiles were given to us directly.”

He also said that when Jabhat Al-Nusra was “besieged, we had officers from Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel and America here… Experts in the use of satellites, rockets, reconnaissance and thermal security cameras.”

The journalist asked specifically if the US instructors were really present among the jihadists’ ranks and Al Ezz replied: “The Americans are on our side.”

He also said that Jabhat Al-Nusra has been paid for achieving specific military goals during the Syrian conflict.

“We got 500 million Syrian pounds (around $2.3 million) from Saudi Arabia. To capture the Infantry School in Al Muslimiya years ago we received 1.5 million Kuwaiti dinars (around $500,000) and Saudi Arabia’s $5 million,” Al Ezz said.

The money came from the “governments” of those states, not private individuals, he said.

“Israel is now giving us support because Israel is at war with Syria and with Hezbollah,” Al Ezz said.

The West also “paved the way” for jihadists coming to Syria, saying that “we have many fighters from Germany, France, Britain, America, from all the Western countries,” the commander said.

‘Al-Nusra using ceasefire to regroup, prepare for new attacks’

In the interview, he confirmed claims made by Moscow and the Syrian government that the militants were using the Syrian ceasefire, agreed by Russia and US on September 9, to prepare for a new offensive.

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“We do not recognize the ceasefire. We will regroup our groups. We will carry out the next overwhelming attack against the regime in a few days. We have regrouped our forces in all provinces, including Homs, Aleppo, Idlib and Hama,” Al Ezz said.

He said that Jabhat Al-Nusa would not let trucks with humanitarian aid enter Aleppo “as long as the regime [forces] are along the Castello Road, in Al Malah and in the northern regions.”

“The regime must withdraw from all the territories, and we will let the trucks in. If a truck is going in anyway, we will detain the driver,” he said.

The idea of a transitional government in Syria is also not supported by Jabhat Al-Nusra, the commander said.

“We accept no one from the Assad regime or of the Free Syrian Army, which is described as moderate. Our goal is to overthrow the regime, and establish an Islamic state in accordance with the Islamic Sharia,” he said.

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As for the people who represent the Syrian opposition at the Geneva talks, Al Ezz said that “these people are weak, they’ve got a lot of money. They’ve sold themselves.”

“There are mercenaries in Syria, Alloush fights with Al Nusra-Front,” he said talking about Mohammed Alloush, a leader in the Jaysh al-Islam group, part of the Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) in the peace talks. “The group that was housed in Turkey and which was turned into the Free Syrian Army, used to be part of Al Nusra-Front.”

The commander openly confirmed that Jabhat Al-Nusra “are part of Al Qaeda,” the terrorist network responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

“Actually, we were inside one group together with the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). But the Islamic State has been used in accordance with the interests and political purposes of the big powers like America, and the group has drifted away from our principles. Most of the IS leaders are working with intelligence services, and it’s now clear for us. We, the Jabhat Al-Nusra, have our own way,” Al Ezz said.

The interview with Jabhat al-Nusra’s commander was taken at a stone quarry in Aleppo on September 17 by Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger journalist Jurgen Todenhofer on his seventh trip to war-torn Syria.

PENTAGON DEMANDS NO-FLY ZONE FOR RUSSIA OVER SYRIA

Obama administration continues to protect its ISIS proxy army

BY JAMIE WHITE

Pentagon officials have called for a ‘no-fly’ zone in Syria – except that it would only apply to Russian and Syrian aircraft.

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Speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee following the recent humanitarian atrocities by airstrikes that occurred in Syria over the past week, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and General Joseph Dunford have proposed that a no-fly zone be enforced, with the exception of American aircraft.

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“I would not agree that coalition aircraft ought to be grounded,” Joint Chief of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford stated. “I do agree that Syrian regime aircraft and Russian aircraft should be grounded.”

The two Pentagon officials were quick to blame Russia despite having no evidence to back the claim.

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“I don’t have the facts,” said Dunford. “There’s no doubt in my mind that the Russians are responsible. It was either the Russians or the [Syrian] regime.”

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Carter explained Dunford’s logic, saying that “the Russians are responsible for this strike whether they conducted it or not, because they took responsibility for the conduct of the Syrians by associating themselves with the Syrian regime.”

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“To be clear, we are not cooperating with Russia,” Carter continued. “We do not align ourselves more broadly with their military actions because instead of singularly attacking ISIL – as they said they were going to do – they are primarily attacking the Syrian opposition.”

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As we’ve previously reported, the Syrian opposition is virtually indistinguishable in ideology and methodology to ISIS and Al-Qaeda, which hasn’t stopped the U.S. and Gulf States from aiding them with over $100 million in arms and equipment.

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The U.S. is more interested in unseating Syrian President Assad from power than defeating ISIS, as toppling Assad would allow them unfettered regional control while simultaneously removing a key ally of Russia, a country the globalists detest because of its strong nationalist and Christian values.

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Secretary of State John Kerry had initially proposed the no-fly zone at the recent UN Security Council meeting after trading blame with Russia for who was responsible for the airstrike that targeted a humanitarian convoy that killed twenty people.

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“It has to be achieved through a genuine and sustained reduction in violence, as well as unfettered humanitarian access that is unmistakable to everyone,” Kerry stated.
“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but you’re not entitled to your own facts,” he said to Russian officials.

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Kerry also told Russian officials that “everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but you’re not entitled to your own facts”.

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“This attack has dealt a very heavy blow to our efforts to bring peace to Syria and it raises a profound doubt about whether Russia and the Assad regime can or will live up to the obligations that they agreed to in Geneva,” Kerry said.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rebuked Kerry’s proposal, stating that the U.S. needed to take action to prevent terrorist groups like ISIS from using political impasses like the failing ceasefire to their advantage.

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The failure of the U.S. and Russia to reach a cease-fire agreement only showcases that their interests are in stark contrast to each other: the neocons want to fund terrorism and remove regimes, while Russia seeks only to preserve its national security and protect its regional ally.

Obama kept military out of loop on cash payments to Iran…

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BY ELI LAKE

One might think President Barack Obama would have asked his top military officials to weigh in on his administration’s  decision in January to send $400 million in cash to Iran. After all, Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, and terrorists prefer cash to wire payments because it’s so difficult to track. And its armed forces have both directly and indirectly threatened the U.S. military in the Middle East.

But Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry did not consult Secretary of Defense Ash Carter or the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford.

This news came out of a hearing Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee. In response to a question from Republican Senator Ted Cruz about the cash payment to Iran, Carter made it clear that he had been out of the loop.

“We weren’t involved in this,” Carter said, adding that it was part of the settlement of a decades-long legal dispute  between Iran and the U.S. over arms sales. “I don’t know all the details of it, and the chairman and I were not involved in that. It is a decision that was taken by the law enforcement and diplomatic and I would refer you there.”

When Dunford was asked about the cash payments, he responded: “I am not trying to be evasive but I don’t know the details of that arrangement and it really was a political decision that was made to provide that money and I don’t think it’s appropriate that I comment on that.”

Christopher Sherwood, a press officer at the Pentagon, later told me pretty much the same thing. “It was worked out through the administration. The Department of Defense had nothing to do with that.”

All of this is important for a few reasons. For starters, in response to repeated questions about the cash payment, which coincided with an intricate deal to release Americans detained in Iran, the State Department defended the decision by saying it went through an inter-agency process. At an August 4 briefing, State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner was asked about whether the payment was a form of ransom. Toner began by saying, “There’s always an interagency discussion around any decision like this, and every relevant agency weighs in.”

The disclosure that the Pentagon did not participate in the decision-making process also comes after reports that at least some lawmakers were not consulted about other payments to Iran. This week, the Weekly Standard reported that key members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, including its chairman Senator Bob Corker, were not told about wire payments to Iran, even after Obama last month said the U.S. had to send cash because such wire payments were not possible. Politico reported this week that the U.S. had been wiring cash to Iranian banks long before the cash payments were flown to Iran.

The disclosure is also the latest example of how U.S. military leaders have been distancing themselves from Kerry’s Middle East diplomacy. Senior military leaders could barely disguise their opposition to Kerry’s latest cease-fire plan for Syria, which would have resulted in the U.S. cooperating with Russia to select bombing targets had a cessation of hostilities held for a week. It didn’t. At the hearing Thursday, Dunford said the Pentagon had no plans to share any intelligence with Russia.

Most important in all of this, though, is that the fissures between the military and the White House, which have been growing since Obama’s first term, are coming out in the open in his presidency’s final months. Since leaving office, all three of Obama’s prior defense secretaries have talked publicly about their frustrations with the White House.

Robert Gates, who was Obama’s first secretary of defense, wrote a scathing memoir where he complained about being ordered around by senior White House staff. Leon Panetta, who headed the Pentagon between 2011 and 2013, told the New York Times Magazine earlier this year that he never saw the letters Obama sent to Iran’s Supreme Leader, when he served as CIA director or secretary of defense. Panetta’s successor, Chuck Hagel, told Foreign Policy last December that he believed the White House had set out to destroy him.

We’ll have to wait, but if recent public testimony is any indication Ash Carter will write a lively memoir once he leaves office.

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.

VIDEO: STATE DEPARTMENT ADMITS ISIS SMUGGLING IN TERRORISTS AMONG REFUGEES

“I wouldn’t debate the fact.”

Steve Watson | Infowars.com – SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

A State Department official admitted Wednesday that it is beyond doubt that ISIS is attempting to smuggle terrorists into the US by having them pose as refugees.

State Department Spokesperson Rear Admiral John Kirby (Ret.) appeared on Fox & Friends this Morning and said he “wouldn’t debate the fact” that “there’s the potential for ISIS terrorists to try to insert themselves,” among Syrian refugees.

“We’ve seen that in some of the refugee camps in Jordan and in Turkey, where they’ll try to insert themselves into the population.” Kirby said.

Kirby then spent the remainder of the interview attempting to convince viewers that the tens of thousands of refugees being admitted to the country are bring “stridently vetted,” yet he admitted that the vetting system is “not perfect.”

“I would tell you that the more than 10,000 now Syrian refugees that we’ve admitted into the country, by this month, have all been extremely and very stridently vetted.” Kirby claimed.

“There’s certainly not the same amount of information you have on individuals there that you would have here.” Kirby said, then claimed “they are going through a very serious inter-agency vetting process, the most that any refugee goes through.”

“Is it perfect? Can it be perfect? Can it be foolproof? Well, probably not, no. But it is very, very serious.” Kirby said.

Kirby added “We feel good that it is — it’s done appropriately, it’s done thoroughly, that the vetting is good.”

The State Department spokesman also argues that the “bulk” of recent terrorist attacks “are not from refugees.”

National security officials and experts have been warning for months that the refugee vetting system is woefully below par.

Head of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul, has previously said that “There are a lot of holes — gaping holes,” in US defenses.

McCaul has said he has spoken with FBI and Homeland Security officials who have repeatedly told him that “We don’t have the databases to vet them.”

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In testimony before the Senate, FBI Director James Comey has stated that “gaps” remain in the vetting process, owing to a lack of intelligence on the ground in Syria.

Obama’s Global War on Narratives | SUPERcuts! #362

Scarlett O'hara

Is “narrative” a new type of gun? New type of knife? Sword? First time I’ve ever heard of a narrative killing!
tommydangerx

The new DC buzz word.
imsuckingwind

Globalists shaping the “narrative”
Preußer Mensch

Remember when a narrative was something we discussed in english class? Everything from this Administration is just a narrative…storytelling at its finest.
Inventive Harvest

LOOKOUT!!!! NARRATIVE!!!!! DUCK AND COVER!!!!!!
ray pinto

Do they really believe what they’re saying?
Dan Troop

Great, we are fighting with words and they are using guns and bombs. Doesn’t sound all that good to me. Maybe the next president will have a pair and let the military do our talking for us. They know how to deal with hostiles and it doesn’t involve drawing lines in the sand and and “advancing narratives.”
Earl Latham

Yeah … ’cause a narrative injured 23 people in NYC last night. Fight the narrative!!