Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas in Aleppo – Attention Joe Scarborough

  A video is worth a thousand words. Well, pilgrims, this is the Aziziya neighborhood in West Aleppo. It is a very multi-confessional district.  I particularly like the brass band in Santa suits.  They appear to be playing the Syrian National Anthem.  … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Syria | 45 Comments

The Winter Solstice

Tomorrow my world will begin its long, slow climb into the light of summer.  pl  

Posted in Syria, Ukraine Crisis | 20 Comments

Terrorist attacks in Ankara and Berlin – TTG

I recommend RT.com and RT America if you get MHz Networks digital broadcast for coverage of the attack in Ankara. The Berlin attack at the Christkindlmarkt in the glow of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche will be well covered in the Western press. … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, TTG, Turkey | 165 Comments

Operation “Borders of Hatay” – an SST war game.

Overview for  "hudud hatay,"   "Borders of Hatay" SST will now conduct another in the series of war games that have marked our progress toward enlightenment over the years.  The goal in such games is to create conditions in which critical and … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Middle East, Russia, SSTwar games, Syria, The Military Art | 52 Comments

A Tribute to Trump Supporters by Richard Sale

Whatever their class or station in life, everyday people  have a right to live normal life that has its moments of satisfaction and pleasure and peace. So many people live lives of quiet desperation, and over time,  if the conditions … Continue reading

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Syria/Iraq Roundup – 17 December 2016

Iraq The Golden Division of the ISF has reportedly lost 50% of its troops in the Mosul battle thus far.  Field Marshal Ashton Carter was out there recently to buck up the "fellows."  It must have been an interesting set of … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Russia, Syria | 57 Comments

Update on Rojava – TTG

"Turkey’s policy aimed at preventing Syrian Kurds from gaining a swath of territory along the Turkish-Syrian border has totally trumped its desire to see the end of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Developments show that Turkey at this point is even … Continue reading

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Hollande – “A Day Late and a Dollar Short,” as usual.

"French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday joined calls for international observers to oversee the evacuation of civilians trapped under fire in the Syrian city of Aleppo. At a meeting with his defence cabinet, Hollande said those trapped by the fighting … Continue reading

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” … in response to a reproach.” English Outsider

I lifted this from an EO comment.  That is why it has no paragraph breaks.  pl "Colonel – this is an email I sent in response to a reproach that in opposing Western policy in Syria I was supporting a … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, History, Syria | 41 Comments

The friends of “the moderates” are not through yet

1.  Having lost the Battle for Aleppo, the Assad must Go crew have now moved on to projecting memes involving false analogies to The Shoah and NAZI Germany as the aftermath of Jihadi defeat in the city.  Wild and unsubstantiated … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Middle East, Syria, The Military Art, Turkey | 92 Comments