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Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-22 - Original post - cached version

I'm not certain how sovereignty is being defined here, but, nonetheless, that's the claim.

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Rouhani, Putin, Erdogan

"Turkey, Russia and Iran have reiterated their support for Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
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Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-22 - Original post - cached version

Guardian

Lebanon’s prime minister, Saad Hariri, returned to his home country late on Tuesday, on the eve of its independence day and after a nearly three-week absence dominated by his surprise resignation

His plane touched down at Beirut international...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-22 - Original post - cached version

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Emmerson Mnangagwa

 
Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa congratulated Zimbabweans after former President Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday evening as pressure mounted for him to step down.
Mnangagwa said that he is on his way back to Zimbabwe after going into...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-21 - Original post - cached version

So, let me get this straight? The government of the day, which happens to be the Liberals, are all set to "provide the appropriate disengagement and reintegration" for those that joined ISIS/Daesh. Superficially (on the surface/externally or outwardly ) we're supposed to believe that ISIS are...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-20 - Original post - cached version

Charles Manson, dead at 83- Helter Skelter became synonymous with this man and the multiple  murders he's alleged to have orchestrated- but did NOT participate in.

Helter Skelter 
 1:in undue haste, confusion, or disorder
2 :in a haphazard manner

The "family"

Psychology...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-19 - Original post - cached version

As if  "defeating" ISIS was ever the purpose for the US being in Syria??
The intent of the US to occupy Syria has been mentioned repeatedly here:

Flashback: July 19/2017-  US Increases Military Posts in Kurd Annexed Syria: Vindicated Again

Flashback:June 29/2017-  US eyes arms...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-18 - Original post - cached version
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Ah, yes... everyone’s favoured fighters. Poor, poor victims of US perfidy. Forcibly recruiting Children 

There cannot be one of my long term readers surprised to read this latest news- I've covered forced child recruitment by YPG/PKK many times.

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Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-18 - Original post - cached version

 The other day we entertained the idea of China being involved in this post.. Forfended! Did China Influence the Military Take over in Zimbabwe?

But we have have other wielders of influence involved- South Africa and England/UK.. ala the glory of the commonwealth - South Africa Returns to...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-17 - Original post - cached version

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"Lebanon's Saad Hariri is seeking exile in France after being detained in Saudi Arabia. Hariri resigned from his post as prime minister unexpectedly last week. Lebanon's President Michel Aoun accused Saudi of detaining Hariri against his will. Saudi denied...
Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-16 - Original post - cached version

Forfended: To fend, ward off or avert
Instead of using preemptive.

There was information that I’d come across that made me ponder the influence of China in Zimbabwe... Was there a concern that this influence might be challenged?

ZIMBABWE’S military...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-15 - Original post - cached version

BBC Tells “Raqqa’s Dirty Secret”

Oh wow, did you know that the US, Britain and their Kurdish lackies conspired to transport "ISIS" safely out of Raqqa!?!? The BBC presents their report as if it's something shocking, but, necessary. The entire article stinks of damage control!
I read...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-15 - Original post - cached version
 Following up from last night- Zimbabwe Coup in Process?

Wondering how this overthrow fits into the grander scheme of things?

 Mugabe confined to his house:

Robert Mugabe

 Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is confined to his home in Harare but is...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-15 - Original post - cached version

Explosions in the street- 

 Explosions echoed across central Harare and soldiers took over the headquarters of state broadcaster ZBC in a dramatic escalation of a dispute with President Robert Mugabe over political succession.

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Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-15 - Original post - cached version

Daily Sabah
& Andalou
Just a quick post for today- it's just been one of those days!!!

"The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured the al-Tanak oil field in eastern Syrian province of Deir el-Zour on Monday.

According to local sources, the SDF...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-14 - Original post - cached version

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"If the government takes Boukamal, they will show that they can control this area and can push back U.S. proxies

Proof of US failure if ISIS does not succeed against Syria's army... ponder that?

Syrian troops and allied militias, including Iraqi...
Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-12 - Original post - cached version

This latest news will come as a surprise to no one who reads here..
I presented the obviousness, the reality, that the US supports the PKK as a sort of “stay behind army” to keep Turkey in check three years ago. In 2014. And wrote about that subject several times afterwards. I will relink...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-12 - Original post - cached version

Reuters

 “Israel signalled on Sunday that it would keep up military strikes across its frontier with Syria”

I’m unconcerned with their most recent claimed justification for military strikes. Since Israel has been striking Syria for years now,...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-11 - Original post - cached version

by James M. Dorsey

Ahmad Mola Nissi

Shot dead this week on a street in The Hague, Ahmad Mola Nissi may have died the violent life he lived, but his murder suggests a possible retching up of the proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran as well as a step towards...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-11 - Original post - cached version

Following up on last month’s:  Israeli Spies Spotted Russian Hackers Spying on US Hackers

The Wall Street Journal reported this month that Kremlin-sponsored hackers had used Kaspersky's software to steal National Security Agency information from the computer of...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-09 - Original post - cached version

And he’s been there since Tuesday. Quite accidentally I stumbled across some very minimal coverage of this news just this morning.  Turkish media is reporting on it. 5 eyes media, alt and msm, not so much.  Given the strategic importance of the Turkish/US relationship, as it relates to NATO...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-08 - Original post - cached version

Because I don't think Lebanon is the sole target here.

King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (L) shakes hands with former Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri (R) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 6 November 2017

With US Encouragement Will Saudi Arabia & Israel...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-08 - Original post - cached version

 The PMU(F) & Iraq’s Future: Deal With PKK in Kirkuk.

The previous post, linked above, ended like this:

So Sadr forces are part of the PMU- And Sadr is, in my opinion, totally co-opted by the USrael. The PKK has always been allied with the USrael...
Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-07 - Original post - cached version

While reading the news below... I became a bit perturbed. What was going on here?

PKK Deploys Forces, Arms in Daquq, Southern Kirkuk

Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), in coordination with the Hashd al-Shaabi militia, deployed forces and arms in Daquq...
Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-06 - Original post - cached version

More weapons for more war. Needed for the Deir ez-Zor operation.

-Is it clear to all yet the US is targeting Syrian state forces and their allies? 
-When are the limited hang out sites going to begin addressing the actual and obvious US occupation/annexation of Syria and it's...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-06 - Original post - cached version

The Saudi move is definitely connected to the Harriri step down.(Lebanon). Israel’s massive aerial military exercises (Lebanon/Syria) The IDF move on the Syrian village, Natural Gas resources in Lebanese waters, coveted by Israel. Are we looking at the ground readying for expanded war? Too early...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-05 - Original post - cached version

Thinking about the assassination of his father, blamed on Syria, most probably undertaken by Israel- That was always my opinion based on cui bono?
Lots happening this week end..........

Times of Israel: Hariri informed of assassination plot by Western intelligence

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Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-05 - Original post - cached version

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After taking control of Deir ez-Zor, the last major stronghold of Daesh terrorists in Syria, the government troops have found weaponry, and provisions in the city the network of tunnels that were used by terrorists.
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Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-04 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik: Base Location? Raqqa

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) welcome the US's ever-increasing presence in Syria, although all this technically constitutes an invasion and has never been condoned by the country's government in Damascus.
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Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-03 - Original post - cached version

Yes, Israel is going to generously "defend" a village that is outside of the UN Disengagement Zone, governed by Syria, against jihadis. Their jihadis of course.
That's called a foot in the door......... 

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From the above linked article


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Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-02 - Original post - cached version

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According to Reuters, the Israeli jets carried out another airstrike on Syrian army positions from Lebanese airspace. For its part, the Syrian side launched ground-to-air missiles on Israeli fighters, after which they were forced to turn back....
Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-02 - Original post - cached version

As I read these articles & looked at the images it struck me how very little has changed.

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, in which Great Britain’s foreign secretary, Lord Balfour, stated...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-01 - Original post - cached version

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Russia has invited the Kurdish-led authorities in northern Syria to its proposed congress of Syria’s rival parties, a senior Kurdish official said on Tuesday.

The congress would focus on looking for “compromise solutions towards the political...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-11-01 - Original post - cached version

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TAMPA, Fla. - A 29-year-old Tampa man has been identified as the driver of a truck that slammed into pedestrians along a Manhattan bike path, killing eight and injuring at least a dozen others in what authorities described as an act of terror...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-31 - Original post - cached version

 VOA
 
 Excerpts..

Since the late 2000s, Erdogan developed a close political relationship with Barzani, facilitated by burgeoning trade and shared distrust of Baghdad's leadership.

Erdogan repeatedly accused Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-30 - Original post - cached version

I do wonder about the role of the US considering the stand down of the PUK militia aka peshmerga? Also when thinking about the presence of US troops at Kirkuk? 

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The US State Department in a statement on Monday commended the decision made by the...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-30 - Original post - cached version

.......Masoud Barzani.

As reported yesterday Barzani was leaving. 

Good Bye Barzani: The Ring To Rule Them All Was Not His To Hold

"Masoud Barzani, the long-time president of the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Region, has said he would not seek another...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-29 - Original post - cached version

The ousting of Barzani was a big part of the PUK stand down at Kirkuk.
It may have been the only reason the PUK stood down- Never mind this rubbish about Iranian influence which plays right into the hands of Usrael!  Which is why I was very skeptical about too many claims the push for...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-28 - Original post - cached version

How about paying a fine for "distracted walking"?
My only comment regarding the idea of such a law is this.... 

How dumbed down and stupid have people become that they demonstrate so very little concern for their own personal safety (and often that of their small children) that they...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-27 - Original post - cached version

 This is the claim by Kurdish security forces- unnamed

 Iraqi News

Iraqi troops have given the Peshmerga troops two-hour ultimatum to withdraw from border crossing on Iraqi-Turkish-Syrian borders, a Kurdish security source said on Friday....
Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-27 - Original post - cached version

WaPo

Iraqi forces backed by Iranian-allied militias began an assault Thursday to reclaim more Kurdish-held territory in Iraq, advancing toward a crossing in the western border region that provides the only access for U.S. military operations in northern Syria...
Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-27 - Original post - cached version

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Is Tillerson a Syrian citizen? He sure is NOT!

"It is our view and I have said this many times as well that we do not believe that there is a future for the Assad regime and Assad family"

Tillerson told reporters in Geneva Thursday after meeting with Staffan...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-26 - Original post - cached version

All these weeks later... There is no motive for this crime. Investigators can find NO reason or rhyme, nothing that would have or could have motivated Stephen Paddock to commit this crime.
That is very, very strange. What is crime without motivation? If one has no motivation (motive) to...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-25 - Original post - cached version
All of it as intended. By design. The plan.   Remaking entire parts of the planet- Destroying communities and cultures- It takes a whole lot of ethnic cleansing and refugees on the move... to reshape the globe to better suit the psychos we foolishly call leaders.

Carnegie Endowment:

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Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-25 - Original post - cached version

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Russia cast a veto at the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday preventing the renewal of the mandate for a mission that investigates the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

The investigation by the United Nations and the Organization for the...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-24 - Original post - cached version

Early reports have the US attacking civilians..
MEE

At least 22 people were killed late on Monday in strikes by unidentified aircraft on a Syrian government-held neighbourhood in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, a monitor said.
A local official, and...
Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-23 - Original post - cached version

 What might really be set to occur in Raqqa now that the US backed PKK terror crew has their fealty flag flying?
  In yesterday's post I broached the subject of funneling funds via construction contracts to create terror armies

"U.S. special envoy Brett...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-22 - Original post - cached version

The article from Washington Post is perception management extraordinaire!
WaPo in blue

"Rapid advances by Russian- and Iranian-backed government forces in eastern Syria are thwarting the U.S. military’s hopes of pressing deeper into Islamic State...
Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-22 - Original post - cached version

Yup, that terror crowd sure get's by with a lot of help from it's friends!
DW

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) aka PKK, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, on Sunday captured one of Syria's largest oil fields in the Deir el-Zour province.
Riding on the heels...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-20 - Original post - cached version

Keep it under your hat! 
How does this development affect the regional situation? 
If it does at all?
Might this be a factor in all the demonization of Barzani? In the push to get the Barzani clan out of power? So many questions...........

Oilprice.com:

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Penny for your thoughts - 2017-10-20 - Original post - cached version

  Basnews

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lobbying world powers to prevent further setbacks to Kurds by the Iraqi military forces, according to Israeli officials

Israeli officials said that Netanyahu has discussed the Iraqi Kurds’ plight in...

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