Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Breaking! "Rebels" aka Terrorists, call for ceasefire as SAA recaptures Aleppo city. Russian Killed. Israeli Strikes & More

 I've been updating as news is breaking so bear with me, ok?

Aleppo Recovered

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Syrian government forces have reportedly recaptured all of Aleppo's historic 'Old City', pushing the last remaining rebels there out.
The British-based monitoring group, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said an army advance on Tuesday and overnight, supported by heavy air strikes and shelling, caused insurgents to withdraw from the Old City.
The report indicates that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, helped by its ally Russia, is closer than ever to what would be its biggest victory of the conflict – retaking eastern Aleppo in its entirety.
The Syrian army advance has already seen rebels lose two thirds of the besieged enclave.

Insurgents /Terrorists are now calling for a five-day ceasefire, talks about Aleppo's future, and medical and civilian evacuations.

The Kremlin however looks in no mood to back down – describing all rebels left in Aleppo as 'terrorists' and announcing that rebel/terrorist shelling has killed a Russian military adviser there.
Russian military adviser killed by shelling in Aleppo
 A Russian military adviser working in Aleppo has been killed by artillery shelling carried out by Syrian opposition rebels, Russian news agencies quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as saying on Wednesday.
The adviser would be posthumously given a top military award, the agencies said.
The death of the military adviser comes two days after two Russian nurses were killed in a rocket attack on a Russian military hospital in Aleppo.
The strike on the hospital by terrorists, who were undoubtedly provided coordinates by their allies in US/UK/Israel/NATO

Syria Rejects The Offer of Ceasefire!!!

Syrian government takes Aleppo Old City, rejects proposed ceasefire

The rebels are pushing for a five-day truce and the evacuation of injured people and civilians from eastern Aleppo - but the Syrian government has rejected this proposal.

"We will not accept any truce," Fares Shehabi, a member of parliament for Aleppo, told dpa by telephone. "If they do not leave we will continue our attack," he warned the armed groups.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said all rebels who choose to remain in the collapsing enclave will be deemed as linked to al-Qaeda's wing in Syria, a strong force in the country.

"The exit was offered to them and this issue was discussed earlier," Peskov said about the rebels, according to the Russian state news agency TASS. "Unfortunately, only few have exited," he added.
Israeli acts of war

Yesterday in the comment section I'd mentioned breaking reporting of most probably Israeli airstrikes into Syria- And it was! Of course. Read below:

there is also breaking news that either 3 or 4 planes made strikes into Syrian territory

looking for more verification at this time as the first out was SOHR but we have more news now from i24

As of now I would speculate this was Israel- they used Lebanese airspace and struck Hezbollah in Syria

http://www.syriahr.com/en/?p=56440

"unidentified warplanes flew at high altitude in the sky of the areas of Madaya and Zabadani, they carried out four raids on the western mountain of Zabadani, which is controlled by the regime forces and the Lebanese Hezbollah since the second half of last year 2015, and the sources confirmed to the Observatory that the raids targeted 2 checkpoint areas in which members of the Lebanese Hezbollah are positioned, among the checkpoints that besiege Zabadani city, it is not known whether the targeting was for both checkpoint directly or it targeted members who were targeting both checkpoints in the mountain, also no information received about the size of the human losses caused by these raids"

http://www.i24news.tv/fr/actu/international/moyen-orient/131949-161206-syrie-des-raids-aeriens-frappent-des-positions-du-hezbollah-medias

in french with an Israeli leaning obviously

http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/middle-east/131955-161206-hezbollah-positions-in-syria-struck-by-unidentified-warplanes

"Several' militants were injured in the strikes, according to reports and witnesses on the ground

Unidentified fighter jets on Tuesday attacked at least three positions of the Lebanese Hezbollah on Syrian territory around the city of Al-Zabadani, local media reported.

"Several" militants were injured in the strikes, according to reports and witnesses on the ground.

Details on the incident were scarce at time of reporting"

stay tuned..
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Yesterday very early reporting seemed to indicate it was Israel- Two strikes in 24 hours

SANA
 The Israeli enemy launched at 3:00 am Wednesday a number of surface-to-surface missiles from inside the occupied territories to the west of Tall Abu al-Nada (hill) that landed in the surroundings of al-Mezzeh Airport west of Damascus, a military source said.
The source told SANA that the attack caused a fire to erupt in the site where the missiles hit, adding that no human casualties were reported.
The source noted that the attack is part of the “desperate attempts” of the Israeli enemy to support the terrorist groups and raise their deteriorating morale.
This attack, the source stressed, will only make the Syrian Arab Army “even more determined to cut off the hands of the terrorist agents of the Zionist entity, which should be held fully responsible for the repercussions and consequences of these criminal attacks.”
Today’s attack came a week after the air force of the Israeli army fired from the Lebanese airspace two missiles on al-Sabboura area in the western countryside of Damascus, in an attempt to divert attention from the successes which the Syrian army has been making against the terrorist organizations.
Link
Israeli warplanes hit an area near Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's palace early morning, causing multiple fires and explosions at Damascus' military airport.
No deaths or injuries have been reported and neither the Syrian nor the Israeli armed forces have commented on the attack which struck Mezzeh Military Airport around 4am.
It is understood that Israel was targeting Hizballah positions near the airport, in the second such strike in 24 hours.
If you have a barf bag handy feel free to read this joint statement on Aleppo. It is truly nauseating:

 The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the United States gave a joint statement on the situation in Aleppo. Joint statement on Aleppo: 7 December 2016

*Notice the absence of Turkey in that joint statement?


Whew! The past 24 hours have been busy!

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

US Strikes on Syrian Troops? Accidentally on Purpose. Data Contradicts Mistakes Claims

The US did, accidentally on purpose, strike the SAA positions.
Meaning: Deliberately, but feigning accident.
Accidentally, on purpose


Middle East Eye- US strikes on Syrian troops: Report data contradicts 'mistake' claims

The summary report on an investigation into US and allied airstrikes on Syrian government troops has revealed irregularities in decision-making consistent with a deliberate targeting of Syrian forces.

The report, released by US Central Command on 29 November, shows that senior US Air Force officers at the Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) at al-Udeid Airbase in Qatar, who were responsible for the decision to carry out the September airstrike at Deir Ezzor:

    *misled the Russians about where the US intended to strike so the Russia could not warn that it was targeting Syrian troops
    
   * ignored information and intelligence analysis, warning that the positions to be struck were Syrian government rather than Islamic State
    
   * shifted abruptly from a deliberate targeting process to an immediate strike in violation of normal Air Force procedures

Keep in mind the US didn’t want to stick to the ceasefire agreement at that time
How the strikes killed off ceasefire deal

The strikes against two Syrian army positions were the pivotal event in the breakdown of the Syrian ceasefire agreement reached between the United States and Russia in September. Both Moscow and Damascus denounced the strikes as a deliberate move by the Obama administration to support Islamic State and cited the attacks as the reason for declaring an end to the ceasefire on 19 September.

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigan, commander of US Air Forces Central Command and of the CAOC, who was the central figure in all the decisions, apparently had a motive for a strike against Syrian forces.
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter had strongly opposed a provision in the US-Russian ceasefire agreement that would have established a US-Russian “joint integration center” to coordinate airstrikes against both Islamic State (also known as Da’esh) and the then-Nusra Front, which was to become active after seven days of effective ceasefire.
 Last week Brig. Gen. Richard Coe, the lead US official on the investigating team, told reporters that the U.S. airstrikes in Deir Ezzor on 17 September, which killed at least 62 - and possibly more than 100 - Syrian army troops, was the unintentional result of “human error”.
Since Ash Carter didn’t want to cooperate with Russia because they didn't want to target their assets, it was certainly in the interest of the US to kill the ceasefire deal. The US had motive. The US had the means. And the US was the beneficiary of this decision to strike Syrian Army. The ceasefire ended. No joint cooperation. No coordination of airstrikes. And at the same time a boost for ISIS!!
From earlier: Syrian “rebels” aka terrorists talk surrender & evacuation with US. 75% of Aleppo Recovered!

In a press briefing on 13 September, Harrigan stated that his readiness to join such a joint operation with the Russians “is going to depend on what the plan ends up being.” He added: “[I]t would be premature to say we’re going to jump right into it. And I’m not saying yes or no. I’m saying we’ve got work to do to understand what the plan is going to look like.”
Three days later, Harrigan’s command sent a drone to investigate a site three kilometers southwest of Deir Ezzor airfield. It showed images of a tunnel entrance, two tents and 14 adult males, according to the investigation report. That move led to a swiftly-moving decision process that resulted in the airstrike against two Syrian army bases the following day.
What the US failed to tell the Russians
The investigation report summary reveals that the CAOC sent misleading information to the Russians before the strike about the location of the targets.  The Russians were informed that the targets were nine kilometres south of Deir Ezzor airfield: they were actually only three and six kilometres from that airfield, respectively, according to the summary of its findings.

Brig. Gen. Richard Coe, who briefed reporters on the team’s report, acknowledged that the misleading information had prevented the Russians from intervening to stop the strike. “Had we told them accurately, they would have warned us,” he told reporters.
There is a bit  more to that claim then just the team gave the Russians misleading information
Recall?  Russia Called US Twice To Stop US Airstrikes on SAA

No one at the operations center for the U.S.-led coalition could figure out what the Russian officer on the other end of the line was on about. (Really? I don't believe that. Do you?) So he hung up, and called back.

By time the Russian officer found his designated contact — who was away from his desk — and explained that the coalition was actually hitting a Syrian army unit, “a good amount of strikes” had already taken place, U.S. Central Command spokesman Col. John Thomas told reporters at the Pentagon Tuesday.
 A Russian officer actually contacted the US operations centre only to be given the run around!

What the US Failed to Tell The Russian's continues
Coe said that the provision of that misleading information to the Russians before the strike was “unintentional”. However, neither he nor the redacted summary of the report offered any explanation as to how such misleading information could have been passed to the Russians unintentionally.
Nevertheless, those positions were quickly identified as belonging to Islamic State, based primarily on the clothing worn by the personnel at the sites. The report describes the personnel at the two sites as dressed in “a mix of traditional wear, civilian attire and military style clothing that lacked uniformity”.

But a former US intelligence analyst with long experience in image interpretation in combat situations told Middle East Eye that the claim that Islamic State troops could be distinguished from Syrian army troops on the basis of their clothing “sounds completely bogus”. He said he had seen images of Syrian Republican Guards in the field who were not wearing regular uniforms or were dressed in various colors.
Concerns about identity of IS positions
The report also mentions a series of what it calls “breakdowns” regarding intelligence reporting and analysis on the identification of the positions with Islamic State that allegedly was never seen by those making the decisions on targeting.

The regional station belonging to the Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) is the main source of Air Force analysis of intelligence from aerial surveillance. It responded to the initial identification of the positions as belonging to Islamic State by raising “concerns” that the ground force in question could not have belonged to the group.
But those concerns never reached Harrigan or his staff, according to the report.
Thirty minute before the strike was scheduled, someone called into the CAOC to report a “possible flag” in one of two target areas. The call, which contradicted the accepted identification based on the absence of flags at the site, “went unacknowledged”, according to the report.
The report also reveals that a map prepared by an intelligence agency, whose identity is redacted, that was available at the CAOC contradicted the classified map showing areas occupied by the Syrian Army and IS in the vicinity of the Deir Ezzor airfield.
So two maps, one contradicting the other. (Muddying the waters?)
The classified map supported the decision to proceed with the strike. But the officials involved in targeting decisions denied any knowledge of another map.
The report and Coe’s press briefing both explained the conclusion that the positions were under IS control as a result of “confirmation bias”, which means that people seek and accept information that confirms their existing biases.
But citing that concept implies that those responsible for the strike began with an interest in finding evidence to justify an action they already wanted to take.
In plain talk- those launching the strikes wanted their targets to be IS so they claimed they were, even though it appears they knew it was SAA they were intending to hit. The made the evidence fit the agenda. Confirmation bias.

The report is critical of the discussion on the identification issue within CAOC for focusing only on “what could be seen on the ground rather than what we knew about the ground situation” (emphasis in original report).

That language clearly suggests that Harrigan and his staff were ignoring basic facts about the positions of the Syrian army and IS in the area that were well known to US intelligence.
The switch to 'Dynamic Targeting'
Journalist Elijah Magnier of the Kuwait daily newspaper Al Rai has followed the struggle between the Syrian army and IS for control of Deir Ezzor closely for years.

He told Middle East Eye in an email that at the time of the airstrike the defence of the airport depended entirely on four interconnected Syrian army positions on the Thardeh mountain chain.
    The report faults those who made the decisions on the targeting of the strike for failing to follow normal Air Force procedures

Magnier said IS forces had been carrying out “daily attacks” on Deir Ezzor airport prior to the US airstrikes but had failed, mainly because of the higher elevation of the four Syrian bases in relation to the positions occupied by IS further south.
Of course once the US struck SAA, ISIS took advantage and gained control of the area
Fabrice Balanche, a leading French expert on Syria who is now a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said in an interview with Middle East Eye that the Syrian army had maintained continuous control over the base at Thardeh mountain from March 2016 until the US airstrikes, which then resulted in IS gaining control of it.
Recall as it happened: US Airstrikes Hit Syrian Arab Army to Support ISIS - Intentionally! 62 dead, 100's injured.

"Immediately after the airstrike by coalition planes, Islamic State militants launched their offensive. Fierce fighting with the terrorists is currently underway in the area of the airport where for a long a time humanitarian aid for civilians was parachuted,” Konashenkov said.
 The Switch to Dynamic Targeting....
The report faults those who made the decisions on the targeting of the strike for failing to follow normal Air Force procedures. Originally, the CAOC had initiated a process called “Deliberate Targeting”, which is used for fixed targets and requires extensive and time-consuming work to ensure the accuracy of the intelligence on the targets,  according to the report. But that had been changed abruptly to “Dynamic Targeting”, which involves “fleeting targets” – those that are either moving or about to move - for which intelligence requirements are less stringent.
The authors of the report found that change to be improper, given that the sites being targeted were clearly identified as defensive positions and could not therefore justify such a switch to a hastily prepared strike. But again, it offers no explanation as to why. 
The report revealed more than previous investigations into US military operations that resulted in embarrassment. This can be explained by the role of its co-author, whose identity was redacted as “foreign government information”. He or she is most likely a general, belonging to one of the other three members of the “Operation Inherent Resolve” coalition whose planes participated in the Deir Ezzor strike, which would narrow it down to the UK, Denmark or Australia.
The two co-authors also went through lengthy negotiations to resolve the differences in the summary report. This is indicated by the repeated postponement of the report’s release, which was originally planned for two weeks earlier, according to sources at Central Command. As a result, the report was certainly less pointed in describing the decision-making than the unidentified co-author would have preferred.
The report observes that it was unclear who has the responsibility/authority to decide between continuing deliberate target development versus conducting a dynamic strike.” However such decisions could only have been made with the approval of the commander of CAOC - Lt. Gen. Harrigan, who is also commander of US Air Forces Central Command.
The decision to avoid identifying Harrigan as responsible for that decision may be related to the fact he was also the recipient of the report.
Recall some additional posts covering this incident? If not they are relinked below:

Syrian “rebels” aka terrorists talk surrender & evacuation with U.S. 75% of Aleppo Recovered!

Washington Post sans gibberish

BRUSSELS — The United States is discussing with Syrian rebels their surrender and evacuation from Aleppo

“Those who refuse to leave of their own accord will be wiped out,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Moscow. “There is no other solution.”
So, terrorists, leave or die!- Pretty straightforward.
“Lavrov charged, and administration officials sharply denied, that the United States had “revoked” the Friday evacuation proposal.Serious conversations with our partners do not work,” (direct quote) he said, adding that the United States had notified Moscow that it would not attend a new meeting on the plan.(attributed to Lavrov without direct quotation so I don’t know, can’t be certain, that Lavrov actually made this statement)
“Russia and China vetoed the resolution”
Covered that in yesterday's post: Russia AND China Veto Aleppo Ceasefire Resolution. While France Deplores..

Gibberish from Britain’s UN Ambassador excluded from this post- Cause it’s just more of the usual.

“Meanwhile, Kerry told reporters here that he was “not aware of any specific refusal” to meet with Lavrov”.
 Kerry is unaware, or so he is claiming, which is a face saving statement. Particularly if one is going to have to own their actions
Rebel leaders acknowledged that they were discussing evacuation with the United States but said they had yet to be presented with a comprehensive proposal. “The U.S. and Russia couldn’t agree, so there was no plan put up for acceptance,” said one person close to the opposition who spoke on the condition of anonymity as the rebels confront their own disagreements.
The evacuation plan — under which U.S.-backed rebels and civilians would depart the city under secure conditions, leaving only the forces of the al-Qaeda-linked group formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusrais different from previous plans
Russia maintains that the group — which Moscow and Washington deem a terrorist organization — is the only target of the assault on Aleppo. An earlier proposal by the United Nations called for the group’s fighters to leave the city, with guaranteed secure travel to their stronghold in the neighboring province of Idlib.

As we are? Or should be aware? The rebels aka terrorists opted to not evacuate the last time..

Then there was the time the UN negotiated a "truce", so called,  to give the terrorists a chunk of Aleppo Autonomy For Eastern Aleppo Terrorists? UN Truce Terms Refused by Syria!

Fars is NOT a always reliable site-  However, I absolutely believe the US is attempting to get their assets out of eastern Aleppo- In this case Fars and WaPo are on the same page!

  Washington has urged for negotiations with Moscow over a deal that would envisage providing a safe passage to the US intelligence officers and terrorists in Eastern Aleppo to Turkey via the Castillo corridor in lieu of handing over the remaining districts to the Syrian army, media reports said Tuesday.
The Arabic-language al-Hadas news website quoted unnamed informed sources as saying on Tuesday that the negotiations are meant to help the US intelligence officers, including Balal Abdel Karim and another one who administered the battles of Aleppo, leave the Aleppo city.


Good News! We're talking  nearly 75% of Aleppo recovered. Taken from terrorists.

BEIRUT: Syrian government troops seized five new districts of eastern Aleppo on Tuesday, including the strategic Shaar neighbourhood, a monitoring group said.

“Regime forces took full control of Shaar, Dahret Awad, Juret Awad, Karam Al Beik, and Karam Al Jabal,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

According to the Observatory, the fresh advance puts the government in control of more than 70 per cent of the former rebel stronghold in Aleppo’s east.
 Syria Says It Seized Nearly 75 Percent of Eastern Aleppo
 Syrian government forces and allied militias captured Aleppo's centrally located al-Shaar neighborhood from rebels on Tuesday, securing nearly three quarters of the besieged enclave

Monday, December 5, 2016

Russia AND China Veto Aleppo Ceasefire Resolution. While France Deplores..

About that UN Resolution mentioned in the previous post?

SAA & Allies Control 2/3rds of East Aleppo- Aleppo psyop ended?

UN Security Council Vote Today on Aleppo Ceasefire Plan


The United Nations Security Council is due to vote Monday on a resolution calling for a seven-day cease-fire in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo and unimpeded access for the delivery of humanitarian aid.
The resolution drafted by Egypt, Spain and New Zealand says the council would consider seven-day extensions to the halt in fighting. The text bans attacks "with any weapons," including airstrikes and mortars that have been used to devastate large areas in both rebel-held and government-controlled parts of Aleppo.

Here's the latest! 

Russia, China veto UN demand for seven-day truce in Syria

Russia and China together!

From Al Arabiya:
Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria’s Aleppo, with Russia arguing it would allow rebels to regroup and that time was needed for talks between Washington and Moscow.
After criticizing the Security Council’s incapability to reach a solution over Syria, Egypt envoy to UN Amro Abu Al-Atta gave a heartfelt plea.
 In a direct address to regional powers, he said “what are you fighting for in Syria when you see a woman holding her dying baby…Syrians trying to find help from strangers?”
Egypt- the nation that does Israel's bidding by slamming the doors on Palestinians. 

Crocodile Tears Dampen The Floors at  the UN


More from Al Arabiya about the blocked U.N. resolution:

The United Nations Security Council voted on a resolution  that Egypt helped to draft  demanding an initial seven-day ceasefire in Aleppo, sources have confirmed to Al Arabiya.
 Egypt, New Zealand and Spain drafted the resolution demanding the truce after extensive negotiations with Russia.
As I mentioned earlier.. Egypt and friends drafted the resolution.

mon Dieu!: France Deplores the VETO 

France undoubtedly spouting heartfelt rhetoric and shedding  crocodile tears too.

As France bombs Syrians in Syria...

Some additional links
DW- Russia and China on Monday blocked a UN Security Council resolution aimed at establishing a seven-day ceasefire in the besieged city of Aleppo in Syria.
Digital Journal
From earlier today and one from yesterday!

SAA & Allies Control 2/3rds of East Aleppo- Aleppo psyop ended?

UPDATE BELOW!
 
Good news for Syria

France24

Syria's army and allied forces seized a new neighbourhood from rebels in east Aleppo overnight, a monitor said Monday, and now hold around two-thirds of the former rebel bastion.

The army seized the Qadi Askar neighbourhood after earlier capturing the Karm al-Myessar, Karm al-Qatarji and Karm al-Tahan neighbourhoods, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The Britain-based group said the advances left the large Shaar neighbourhood effectively encircled by government forces and in danger of falling from rebel control.
With the capture of Shaar, the army would hold 70 percent of east Aleppo, four years after rebels first seized it.
Reporting on that news must be tough for the one man show that is SOHR!

UPDATED!

UN Security Council Vote Today on Aleppo Ceasefire Plan

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote Monday on a resolution calling for a seven-day cease-fire in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo and unimpeded access for the delivery of humanitarian aid.
The resolution drafted by Egypt, Spain and New Zealand says the council would consider seven-day extensions to the halt in fighting. The text bans attacks "with any weapons," including airstrikes and mortars that have been used to devastate large areas in both rebel-held and government-controlled parts of Aleppo.
 According to so many Egypt was Syria's new buddy.....  Recall my wondering where the heck this jibber jabber about Egypt was coming from? Egyptian Troops in Syria? " These Allegations Exist Only In the Imagination Of Those Who Promote Them"

Strange?

A ceasefire at this time. Who would benefit from that?
The new resolution also demands the implementation of a political process outlined in a December 2015 resolution
During a news conference Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described the resolution as a "provocative step."
Psyops are us?

Of course western media is very 'concerned' about the alleged JK Rowling fan who, it is claimed,  tweets out of Aleppo... Nice psyop. Saw a whole handful of stories about this PR operation this morning! The Twitter account was deleted yesterday! Wonder who really deleted it??

"The Twitter account Bana al-Abed shares with her mother was deleted on Sunday"

From earlier today:

Less then 24 hours ago.. 

Turkey Faces Economic Sabotage. Turkey Paid IMF Debt in 2013

 In 2013 Turkey Paid off all of it's debt to the IMF- 2013........

Bloomberg
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said his political enemies are trying to sabotage the economy by speculating on the stock market, foreign exchange rate and interest rates after failing to overthrow his administration in July.

Erdogan is trying to verbally stem a run on the lira, which has lost more than any other emerging market currency over the past month, damping everything from consumer sentiment to economic growth

“Someone is trying to force this country to its knees by economic sabotage after failing to seize it with tanks, guns and F-16s on July 15,”

“This is not a new game and we’re used to it. Especially in the last three years, they are constantly attempting to use economic crisis as a trump card.
Especially in the last three years? So, since 2013? In 2013 Turkey paid off the IMF.
Turkey’s Economy Coordination Board met under Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Ankara on Dec. 2 and decided to “take necessary measures with regards to public finances, banking and the financial sector, the real sector and the labor market, which will be announced to the public” next week, his office said in a statement.

Central Bank Governor Murat Cetinkaya was among top economic policy makers who attended the board meeting, the prime minister’s office said.

“We need to solve the interest question. I know I’m alone, but I will keep fighting. I’m determined,” Erdogan said. “We need to stand up for our economy like we stood up for our future on July 15.”
Looks like the Turkish government, in it's entirety, is involved in preventing the sabotage of the Turkish economy.

Turkey Wants to Trade with Iran, Russia & China in Local Currencies

Dec 4 : Turkey is taking steps to allow commerce with China, Russia and Iran to be conducted in local currencies, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, the government's latest effort to shore up the tumbling lira.

The business district of Levent as it is seen from the Saphire tower in Istanbul, Turkey 
 Isn't it interesting that Turkey's always presented as this backward/poor/rigidly religious nation? Really? 
 
Daily Sabah
Turkey is taking steps to allow commerce with China, Russia and Iran to be conducted in local currencies, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, the government's latest effort to shore up the tumbling lira.

In a speech during an inauguration ceremony in the central city of Kayseri, Erdogan also said that Prime Minister Binali Yildirim would bring up the issue with Moscow during a forthcoming trip to Russia.

"If we buy something from them [foreign countries], we will do that in their currency; if they buy something from us, they will do it in our currency."
Erdogan noted that Turkey will "play its own game" in the economic arena against "all games" played against it.

Turkish Parliament approves pipeline deal for Southstream:

Russian energy minister Alexander Novak

Turkey's foreign relations commission has approved the bill ratifying the agreement between Russia and Turkey to build the undersea gas pipeline Turkish Stream, parliament’s official website announced.
It s expected that the bill will be submitted for approval at the plenary session of parliament before the prime minister Binali Yildirim visits Russia, scheduled for December 6-7.
Turkish Stream will directly connect the large gas reserves in Russia to the Turkish gas transportation network.
The offshore component of the system will be built by Gazprom. The offshore pipeline will consist of two parallel pipelines, with 15.75bn m³/year each, running under the Black Sea

Pipe-laying work for the Turkish Stream gas pipeline will begin in 2017 and end in late 2019, according to the Russian energy minister Alexander Novak.
Economic and Political Sabatoge

- EU Votes To Freeze Turkish Accession Talks-NATO Destabilized

- Waging Financial Warfare Against Turkey

- September 23/2016- Moody's Downgrades Turkey's Issuer and Bond Ratings

Fortune
Credit ratings agency Moody’s Investor Service has downgraded Turkey’s sovereign credit rating to non-investment grade citing worries about the rule of law following an attempted coup, risks from external financing and a slowing economy.
Turkey's GDP has been excellent compared to the US (no exact figure, but am certain it's poor) & Canada ( Canada: 2ndquarter:  - 1.6, yes that negative 1.6 )... So why did Moody's undertake this action against Turkey.  It's purely political!  Surprise!


- Turkey/Halkbank: Gold for Trading with Iran- circumventing US sanctions against Iran

- Gold Trader arrested charged in US with Violating US Imposed Sanctions Against Iran

Turkey payed off it’s IMF Debt- May 2013

*Turkey pays off final IMF installment
Turkey took its first loan from the IMF in 1961, according to Mr Babacan. It last borrowed in 2008, and today’s payment will mark the first time Turkey has no outstanding debt to the fund since 1994, he added.

When Erdogan’s government came to power in 2002, it owed the IMF $23.5 billion, according to the state-run Anatolia news agency.
*Turkey terminates decades of IMF Debt

TURKEY has paid off all debt owed to the IMF which extended its first loans more than 50 years ago, and is now set to contribute to the fund's operations, owing to economic growth that gave a priority to the private sector, Turkish officials say.

"After a long period, Turkey has paid off, cut to zero its debt with the IMF," Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan told deputies from his Justice and Development Party (AKP).

"I hope this development will be positive for our country."
Turkey among 11 countries cleared of IMF debt

The IMF prefers nations in debt. To them. War creates destruction, death and DEBT.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Nigeria: Amnesty International “You’re an agent of destabilization”

Quite an accusation. Quite accurate. Let’s read it, together. I have real problems beleiving Amnesty Internations or Human Rights Watch or many,  many other NGO's who demonstrate extreme bias in their human rights 'concerns' Concerns that always work out so well for the global tyranny known as NATO

IPOB killing: You’re agent of destabilisation, Group tells Amnesty Int’l

A Civil Society Organization, Stand Up Nigeria, SUN, has accused Amnesty International, AI, of doctoring its report that alleged the killing of 150 IPOB members with a plot to destabilize Nigeria, just like it did in Libya, Iran and Syria.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja, SUN Director of Public Affairs, Rev. Christie Amor described Amnesty International as “agent of destabilization” and “merchant of war”

“in early 2011, Amnesty International gave the world a bogus report on whose strength a no-fly zone was imposed on Libya. The sequence of event after this led to the ouster and eventual murder of Muammar Qaddafi. By June of the same year, the same Amnesty International’s investigation admitted that the international NGO cannot prove that Qaddaffi’s troops committed the rights violations as it previously claimed.”

Instead, AI found that the so called rebels  “made false claims and manufactured evidence.”

“In 1990, Amnesty International was pivotal to the decision by members of a western coalition to invade Iraq and consequently spark off the chain of events that produced today’s basket case called Iraq.”

According to her, the lesson from these two major catastrophic outings did nothing to dissuade Amnesty International from meddling in the affairs of nations, saying the organization has persisted in disregarding the sovereignty of countries in which it interferes so long as there is a war to be started.

The group accused the organisation of also having a hand in the ongoing Syrian war, saying “the foreign interventions provoked on the strength of its fantasy reports has eroded the ability of the Syrian military forces to decisively clear out the foreign terrorists that overran their country since attacks on ISIS are inevitably researched as massacre of civilians.”

Amor said it appears AI has now shifted its attention to Nigeria as it has repeatedly tried to carry out such tactics which led to outbreak of war in other countries.

She said, “If we look closely, the three countries – Iraq, Syria and Libya – have direct bearing on the growth of Boko Haram in Nigeria. The growth of ISIS in Iraq and Syria was a morale booster for insurgents in Nigeria while the arms supplied to moderate rebels in those places found their way across the Mediterranean to African shores from where a now porous and borderless Libya ensure those advanced weapons end up with Boko Haram. One string runs through all the country: Amnesty International.”
She said it is suspicious that in the United States where police departments were reported to have extra judicially executed 997 people between 2015 and now, Amnesty International has not made any public report in the “tragic systematic execution of ethnic minorities.”

She said, “if Amnesty International has been able to issue any report about this tragic systematic execution of ethnic minorities, then the report must have been specifically kept secret.”

Speaking further, Amor said what is crystal clear is that Amnesty International has concluded and is resolute on giving  Nigeria the Libya treatment whereby this country would not be able to defend itself against the so called “unarmed activists" who we know as Biafra separatists.”

According to her, “this is why it issued its recent report that lied about 150 Biafran separatist terrorists being killed by the army. Amnesty International’s research methodology and even the wording in this case is frighteningly similar to the one it issued in Libya and Iraq before then, with heavy reliance on the testimonies of the “activists”.

“From experience we now know that the NGO usually plant such witnesses to present accounts that suit its agenda.”

“In the past we have simply dismissed such ploys as mischief but in this instance we have to warn that the scheme has done too far and must no longer be ignored by citizens and government alike.”
“We therefore ask pertinent questions as citizens: Who protects the common masses should the military decide to go to bed?”

“In whose interest would it be for our army to become incapacitated as being pursued by Amnesty International: the masses or the terrorists and hoodlums who carry out these criminal infractions? ”

“What is our government waiting for before expelling Amnesty International or taking other decisive steps?”

She therefore demanded that the Federal Government takes decisive actions against Amnesty International knowing that the citizens of Nigeria who bear the pains of activities of this group have rights to life.

She said, “this would be consistent with Articles 3 and 30 of  the Universal Declaration on Human Rights that envisaged that citizens’ rights take priority far and above miscreants that torment, terrorize and humiliate others in the society using crude force.”

Then we’ll have a flashback...
Let’s recall all together how often NGO’s have done the dirty work for NATO.
Most probably there is more then one post here covering the deceitful ways employed to destroy Libya

2011-Humans Rights Imposters used to spawn NATO's fraudulent war on Libya

hattip Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
excerpting...
The war against Libya is built on fraud. The United Nations Security Council passed two resolutions against Libya on the basis of unproven claims, specifically that Colonel Muammar Qaddafi was killing his own people in Benghazi. The claim in its exact form was that Qaddafi had ordered Libyan forces to kill 6,000 people in Benghazi. These claims were widely disseminated, but always vaguely explained. It was on the basis of this claim that Libya was referred to the U.N.
 Sliman Bouchuguir is an unheard of figure for most, but he has authored a doctoral thesis that has been widely quoted and used in strategic circles in the United States. This thesis was published in 1979 as a book, The Use of Oil as a Political Weapon: A Case Study of the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo.
 Bouchuguir’s analytical thesis reflects an important line of thinking in Washington, as well as London and
Moreover, Bouchuiguir did his thesis at George Washington University under Bernard Reich. Reich is a political scientist and professor of international relations. He has worked and held positions at places like the U.S. Defense Intelligence College, the United States Air Force Special Operations School, the Marine Corps War College, and the Shiloah Center at Tel Aviv University. He has consulted on the Middle East for the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. State Department and received grants such as the Defense Academic Research Support Program Research Grant and the German Marshal Fund Grant. Reich also was or is presently on the editorial boards of journals such as Israel Affairs (1994-present), Terrorism: An International Journal (1987-1994), and The New Middle East (1971-1973).
It is also clear that Reich is tied to Israeli interests. He has even written a book about the special relationship between the U.S. and Israel. He has also been an advocate for a “New Middle East” which would be favourable to Israel.
A New Middle East including North Africa.... Well that's a familiar theme, isn't it?
As Nigeria is being destabilized for the remake?


Embedding yet again, as in 2011:



 




 Part 2 Here