All eyes are on Idlib today and the American fall-back position in the northeast. The Syrian government’s strategy of making truces with terrorists and offering them safe passage to Idlib where they were heaped up has paid dividends. What is amazing is that so many of the terrorist commanders could not see this coming. Today, even with Turkish collusion, terrorist jihadists are bracing for their apocalypse. As terrorist propagandists describe it, “it’s the most violent air campaign we have ever seen in Syria!” Gee. Surprise! That they could not imagine this happening is a good sign of the enemy’s naivete. It was obvious to all my readers that this was going to happen.
Turkey is conflicted about this largely Syrian-Russian-Iranian stratagem. While valuing their relationship with Russia and Iran, the Turks are unwilling to break away from their Assado-phobia. It might be that they feel a sense of shame for promoting the war so openly, but, now seeing no path out but to cling to the tired mantras that have justified their own involvement in the dissemination of terror throughout the Fertile Crescent, they persist in prolonging the war against Damascus The Turks and their foreign policy are adrift in a sea of contradictions.
Erdoghan is reportedly enraged by the Zionist moves on Jerusalem inspired by Trump’s lunacy.
Erdoghan is reportedly enraged by the U.S.A.’s unwillingness to extradite Fethullah Gulen to Turkey to face charges of seditiion and treason – not to mention his involvement in an attempt to overthrow the government in Ankara.
Erdoghan is enraged by the U.S.A.’s support for the Kurdish SDF, a group the Turks equate with the PKK with whom they have fought an endless insurgency which aims to establish a Kurdish state in Turkey. He has punished the U.S. and NATO by purchasing an S-400 anti-aircraft system from Russia.
Erdoghan is enraged by Saudi Arabia’s efforts to chastise Qatar for its cuddling up to Iran. He has sent troops to Qatar to help defend that nation if KSA decides to repeat another blunder on its own borders.
Erdoghan is enraged by KSA’s and Egypt’s hostility to the Muslim Brotherhood, a group it is said to which Erdoghan either belongs or is supporting wholeheartedly. He is even more enraged by Egypt’s mistreatment of Hamas officials and troops – Cairo’s efforts to blunt Hamas’s military capabilities – destroying tunnels, seizing weapons and killing fishermen. Hamas is, of course, a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Erdoghan is miffed at everybody. He’s even enraged by Dr. Assad’s durability.
Erdoghan has also expressed rage at the massive military operation aimed at exterminating the entire structure of Alqaeda in Idlib. He has railed against the Syrian Air Force’s bombardment of Alqaeda bases, labeling the air attacks as “murder of civilians”. It has been reported that the Turkish military gave aid to Alqaeda terrorists in their counter-offensive to halt the Syrian Army’s advance on the Abu Dhuhoor Air Base. That advance has recommenced and the SAA has recaptured all villages lost to the terrorist/Turk counter-attack.
Well, that’s just too bad. And it makes no sense for him to involve his country in a losing effort to keep the terrorist groups in Idlib on life support while cutting his ties to the Americans and Europeans. I don’t know what Macron is thinking now, but it must be something along the lines of cursing the world for imposing crackpot Trump and even loonier Erdoghan upon what should have been a more rational world. Erdoghan doesn’t sense it, but, his options lessen with each gambit he makes. He has now threatened to invade northeastern Syria to tamp down the moves toward solidifying the American plan to establish a state for the Kurds (remember my post on that subject). If he does do that, he will be ordering his forces to fire on a fellow NATO member, the United States, which has over 10,000 troops on the ground helping the Kurds to set up the requirements of statehood. A mess is in the making. Whenever the United States develops very clever plans, you can already figure its going to get mired in a new overseas war.
I have received information that the plan to establish a Kurdish rump state in the northeast was initially suggested by the Zionist entity. According to my source, Mossad developed the plan on orders from Mileikowski (a/k/a Netanyahu) to give the Americans a fighting chance at blunting the rapid proliferation of Iranian influence in the region. We now know, that the new Kurdistan in the north and the endless training in the south at Al-Tanf are meant to squeeze any efforts by Iran to project its economic power by extending a natural gas pipeline across Syria to the Mediterranean and its military power by roadways across Iraq and Syria to South Lebanon, Hizbollah’s home territory.
There can be no more screw-brained a plan than this one. And if the U.S. is counting on Turkey to keep up its end by continually aiding and abetting the terrorists of Hay’`at Ahraar Al-Shaam (read: Alqaeda), it appears that kind of expectation is the stuff of delusion. The Turks are increasingly moving away from NATO and have little respect for the United States, as I wrote earlier. They have, since 2015, closed their borders to Syrians coming from Idlib. They have tightened controls over supplies to the Alqaeda terrorists. The one thing they have not done completely is block smugglers from delivering much-needed material to the thugs who populate Idlib. This is how the terrorists were able to manufacture the drones that attacked the Russian base at Humaymeem. The state which gave them the basic design is clearly the Zionist Settler State.
Russia quickly retaliated against the terrorists by striking their factory and killing most of those who were responsible for the manufacture and design of the drones. The intelligence they received identifying the location of the factory was, reportedly, from Turkey. And Russian vengeance was most sweet.
Syrian Air Force bombing of Idlib is intensifying exponentially, as the terrorist propagandists admit. The Syrian Air Force has been 100% revamped and modernized. The army is much stronger. Even with the American-made TOW anti-tank system, the terrorists have no chance because Syrian engineers developed the Saraab 1 and 2 which have effectively neutralized the efficacity of the TOWs. With no new technology to help them, the terrorists are simply flipping their hour glasses until the final moments.
Saudi Arabia has ceased all funding to the Alqaeda led by Muhaysini. There are no smugglers with briefcases full of money to pay salaries to the terrorists whose families have now become sorrowful characters in a Greek tragedy eerily unfolding every day. With a Europe unwilling to accept them, the smuggling business is seeing a brisk upturn as families spend every item of jewelry on a passage to Greece and, hopefully, to Europe. I cannot envision a scenario more deprived of hope than what these wretches are facing. It is only a matter of time.
The Americans have given the PKK MANPADs. That’s going to make Erdoghan real happy. There is already talk that the Turkish offensive at Afrin will begin today, Wednesday, January 17, 2018. I hope the Kurds and the Turks blow each other up. I pray for a bloody encounter that will teach the Turks about supporting terrorism and the Kurds about overreaching and treason.
In the meantime, another drama is taking place in the Eastern Ghouta. The Army of Islam is still receiving its salaries from KSA. But, as I understand it, the Saudis have given the ‘Alloosh brothers a limit. They have been told to negotiate at Geneva or Sochi or get left out. Don’t believe the nonsense spewed out by fake-news organizations about how popular the terrorists are in the Ghouta. They are not popular. They are only tolerated by a population of drudges. The decision has been made to beat the terrorists into the ground with air power. Watch carefully the position taken by ‘Alloosh at Sochi – we predict a sudden abandonment of entrenched positions and an acceptance of Dr. Assad’s leadership. They have no other choice. And so little time. ZAF
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