Category Archives: Syria

“Syria shot 7 of 8 Israeli missiles, Russian military says.” Yahoo.com

“Syria’s air defense forces shot down seven out of eight missiles launched by Israeli warplanes during a raid that targeted the Syrian province of Aleppo, the Russian military said Tuesday. Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, the head of the Russian military’s … Continue reading

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Gaza and the Next Lebanon War

“As most Western militaries that share the IDF’s values and legal adherence know too well, the doctrine described by Kochavi is currently the least bad of several bad options. This doctrine will no doubt be tested again, not just in … Continue reading

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Posted in Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria, The Military Art | 28 Comments

A Syrian Update – TTG

“It has been a long time coming, and it seems that an escalation in Greater Idlib might be on the way. After frequent ceasefire violations by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and other terrorist groups of the so-called “moderate opposition”, the … Continue reading

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“Israel ‘giving secret aid to Syrian rebels’, report says” The Independent

“Direct funding, food, fuel and medical supplies allegedly provided by Israeli state to keep Isis and Iranian-allied forces in neighbouring civil war at bay “ “The supposed support for Sunni rebels is thought to have begun as early as 2013 under … Continue reading

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Posted in Israel, Syria | 27 Comments

“Israeli Intelligence chief: We do not want ISIS defeat in Syria” AMN

“Israeli intelligence Chief, Major General Herzi Halevy, said that the last three months have been the most difficult for ISIS since its inception. In a speech delivered at “Herzliya” conference yesterday , Halevy explicitly said “Israel” does not want the … Continue reading

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Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Syria | 27 Comments

Beduin tribesmen joining the hated Assad

” A large group of Arab tribesmen in the eastern governorate of Al-Hasakah have joined the ranks of the government-sponsored National Defense Forces (NDF), which is one of the most important paramilitary forces east of the Euphrates. According to a Sputnik … Continue reading

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The shame of our Syria policy – TTG

I found a reference to this “The Grayzone” article by Ben Norton this morning. The article was written back on 5 November 2019 and updated on 25 January 2021. The original article detailed the revised CSIS plan for regime change … Continue reading

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Posted in Borg Wars, Syria, TTG | 23 Comments

Numerous Convoys Attacked in Iraq; Biden and the Media Say Nothing

I know that our media is a pathetic lot of sycophants with no interest in reporting real news, but the attacks on U.S. logistical convoys in Iraq surely should have merited some comment. So far Crickets. According to Southfront.org, six … Continue reading

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Posted in Borg Wars, Iraq, Syria | 21 Comments

“Deterrent Balance 6”

Comment: The US continues to insist that Ansar Allah (the Houthis) are just a front for Iran. To take this position is incredibly foolish and willfully uninformed. Yes, the Houthis and the rocket and aerospace forces which are allied with … Continue reading

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Posted in Israel, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Syria, The Military Art, weapons, Yemen | 20 Comments

“What Syria withdrawal? There was never a Syria withdrawal,” Jeffrey said.

" … even as he praises the president’s support of what he describes as a successful “realpolitik” approach to the region, he acknowledges that his team routinely misled senior leaders about troop levels in Syria.  “We were always playing shell games … Continue reading

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