Assad’s Crackdown on Corruption

A few days ago, al-Assad made a statement to all his ministers and others in high up positions who believed themselves to be above the law.

“Every official who walks the streets in a parade with bodyguards is a coward with an inferiority complex. Every official’s son who blocks streets with his car and his bodyguards’ cars is a psychopath and his father will be held responsible, and I will personally study any complaints about this. It is totally unacceptable for anyone to act like an authority in the street because he stood with the army, and it will be punished, because those who protect the homeland on the fronts, will protect it from inside too. Personally, when I drove my car prewar and post war, I stopped at red traffic lights.”

Many people were skeptical and unsure weather al-Assad was serious about enforcing these rules. He proved all the skeptics to be wrong, because late last night & this morning, Assad’s warning to the ministers was enforced on the streets of Damas sending the capital in shock.

The first order of business was to stop 10 cars traveling with no license plates & darkened windows and to arrest all the drivers. All 10 cars belonged to Army officers. The orders by Assad was to make arrests regardless of seniority or positions.

Later, Police stopped the Prime Minister’s son and The of Head of Intelligence’s son just as Assad warned about family members earlier.

Most interesting & telling part of this development is that it was the simple traffic Police who were making those arrests on direct authority by Assad

Things have also turned around in Aleppo with the arrival of Major General Deeb Zeitoun, who is overseeing officials and their conduct in the city.

Qatar and the ‘Diplomatic Meltdown’

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What’s likely happening is Qatar has had to come to an agreement with Iran to supply their shared offshore gas reserve (North Dome/South Pars) to Indian and Chinese markets, and abandon the Syrian gas pipeline extension to Europe via Syria. Qatar and Iran are essentially producing out of the same massive offshore reserve in the Persian Gulf, and are competing on getting this gas to market. Back in 2016, Qatar had purchased a 20% stake in Rosneft along with Glencore, so Qatar will get a piece of the profits from the Russian gas dominance in Europe. Qatar cutting a deal would allow Qatar access to Iranian terrestrial pipeline networks into Asia, although likely not at the profit levels they would like if they had full control of the pipeline networks. Initially Qatar had planned a gas pipeline via Saudi and Syria en route to Europe, which was blocked by Syria back in 2012, and then Russia had officially entered the fray to defend their literal monopoly of the European gas market.

Enter the “Syrian Rebels”, a Saudi-Qatari-US-Israeli backed ploy to fund terrorists led by private military contractors to overthrow Assad, and get a puppet President in who would grant construction rights for the Qatari pipeline. This brute force strategy using foreign backed PMC’s has utterly failed with Russian support. From the other end, the United States of Israel have blocked Iran from building a gas pipeline via the military campaigns in Iraq, thus closing the Mediterranean corridor for Iran.

This has forced Iran to focus their attention on supplying the Asian market, most notably China and India, who have been purchasing an increasing amount of oil and gas from Iran and Russia, and less and less from Saudi and the other gulf countries. China is doing this to try to force Saudi, Qatar, and the gulf monarchies to accept the Yuan for oil/gas payments instead of USD, and is putting the Gulf monarchies on a collision course with the United Slaves of Israel and threatening the Petrodollar mercantilism racket.

Whenever the United Slaves of Israel dollar is threatened, a false flag ensues, and a major military campaign is executed. Iraq and Libya are perfect examples. As a matter of financial survival, Qatar had to make a deal with Iran since Qatar has been boxed out of the European market directly, and Iran was the biggest obstacle in getting Qatar’s and other gulf monarchies oil and liquefied natural gas to the two biggest markets in the region — India, and China.

Even though Qatar was a major financial backer of ISIS and al-Qaeda led forces otherwise known as the FSA, I believe that after Trump’s trip to the Middle East asking them to do their part to stop the terrorists and the founders of ISIS, forced these Middle East nations to push Qatar out of the inner circle and point the finger at them (scapegoat)!

Even though I believe Qatar to be as guilty as hell in its quest for a pipeline and backer of ISIS and FSA (al-Qaeda), I think that its “plan B” was reason enough to oust them. I have a feeling that Qatar saw the writing on the wall when it bought into Rosneft (along with Glencore) and went ahead with a deal with Iran but what could also be happening is the other nations ALSO now see the writing on the wall. I think its now obvious that Syria, Iran, Iraq and Russia are winning this war and I don’t think that the US backed SDF can stop the SAA from participating in Raqqa or rescuing Deir Ezzoir. The best the US coalition can hope for is balkanisation of Syria and a buffer zone in its south so to not allow Iran a transit corridor to Syria and Lebanon which would threaten Israel. However, after the end of ISIS and FSA (al-Qaeda) this would take away the US reason To be there “to destroy ISIS”! If they stayed it would simply be OCCUPATION as they have no legal grounds to be there in the first place. So if there will no longer be Qatari pipelines then there is no reason to be there. A complete and utter mess up by the USA again. The only thing I can foresee now is a proxy war between the SDF and the SAA but that would ally turkey with Syria. Turkey is leaning towards the Eurasian union now with its deal to be the turkstream gas hub from Russia to Southern Europe. Yet a much needed NATO ally. Shit has certainly hit the fan! Russia’s intervention in this war Has made all the difference and now we can see iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, turkey and Russia all allying under common interests. But it ain’t over until the fat lady sings!

 

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RarotongaRetreat

@IslandRarotonga

Debunked French faggotry report

>French ‘inteligence’ beats UK’s “planes take off and fly” release CW report to blame Assad. The report compares 2013 attack that reads: sarin filled hand grenades dropped from a helicopter, Syria denined Report refuses to acknowlege IS ties, nor jihadists using chemical weapons against kurds in Aleppo & elsewhere

Went through the french report with the 50 words of french i understand and the magic of google translate, it’s a joke. Not as much as the 4 pages the US presented though. I may have understood some stuff wrong so it would be nice if some french anon could translate points b.) and c.) on page 2. Some of the rest would be interesting too but it’s not really important in relation to where/how the sarin was produced. So as far as i understood it they claim to be able to match the sarin to be from stocks of the syrian government. The problem is that they want to base that accusation on two chemicals they found. DIMP (Diisoproplymethylphosphonate), a byproduct of some of the most common sarin synthesis routes, and Urotropine (supposedly used as stabilisator. Never heard of that, the most common stabilizer is tributlyamine). Now i’m no CW expert but if mahmoud and his friends decided to cook up sarin in their basement they’d use the easiest synthesis route (meaning there would be DIMP in their end product) and they’d have to stabilize it as well if they wanted it to have a reasonable shelf live. If you take a look at the UN report about the 2013 incidents (, page 30-37) you can see that they tested and found a shitload of other stuff, and not just its presence but also its concentrations/the relations to other chemicals that were present. That was necessary to match some of the sarin that was used back then to be of the same stock (Khan al Assal and East ghouta), they WEREN’T able to match this to be from the syrian stocks, even with the way better and more reliable (because the samples were taken by competent personal and quickly processed) data they had back then.

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Developments 1-23-17

Kurdish-led SDF express anger at exclusion from Syrian peace talks in Astana

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/kurdish-led-sdf-express-anger-exclusion-syrian-peace-talks-astana/

Syrian intelligence agents seize US-made missiles from Islamist militants in Damascus

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-intelligence-agents-seize-us-made-missiles-islamist-militants-damascus/

Inter-jihadi war in Idlib ends as terrorist groups make peace

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/inter-jihadi-war-idlib-ends-terrorist-groups-make-peace/

New Syrian special forces unit launches surprise offensive in southeast Aleppo: map

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/new-syrian-special-forces-unit-launches-surprise-offensive-southeast-aleppo-map/

Russian strategic aviation hits ISIS targets in Deir Ezzor again

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russian-strategic-aviation-hits-isis-targets-deir-ezzor/

Head of Federation of Chambers of Industry urges for businesses to reinvest into Syria

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/head-federation-chambers-industry-urges-businesses-reinvest-syria/

Timeline of Syria Peace talks held in Astana

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/timeline-syria-peace-talks-held-astana/

ISIS replaces Syrian leadership with foreigners in Raqqa

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/isis-replaces-syrian-leadership-foreigners-raqqa/

Syrian opposition ready to unite with army as soon as transition of power begins

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-opposition-ready-unite-army-soon-transition-power-begins/

 

developments 1-20-17

Syrian Army seizes several sites in southeast Homs as ISIS retreats to Iraq: map

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-seizes-several-sites-southeast-homs-isis-retreats-iraq-map/

Russia, Syria agree to expand Russian naval presence in Tartous for 49 more years

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russia-syria-agree-expand-russian-naval-presence-tartous-49-years/

Syrian Army liberates more territory from ISIS in East Aleppo

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-liberates-territory-isis-east-aleppo/

Syrian Army launches counter-attack to lift siege on Deir Ezzor Airport

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-launches-counter-attack-lift-siege-deir-ezzor-airport/

ISIS begins destruction campaign by destroying parts of Palmyra’s ancient theater

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/isis-begins-destruction-campaign-by-destroying-parts-of-palmyras-ancient-theater/

Syrian settlement needs Assad: Turkish Deputy PM

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-settlement-needs-assad-turkish-deputy-pm/

Russian jets pound Jaysh Al-Fateh militants in Idlib

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russian-jets-pound-jaysh-al-fateh-militants-idlib/

Full video of President Assad interview with Japanese television

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/full-video-of-president-assad-interview-with-japanese-television/

Video: Russian Police in Aleppo

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/video-russian-police-aleppo/

Video: Militants kill 2, injure dozens as shells strike near Aleppo celebration rally

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/video-militants-kill-2-injure-dozens-shells-strike-near-aleppo-celebration-rally/

1-18-17 developments

High-ranking Syrian general arrives in Deir Ezzor

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/high-ranking-syrian-general-arrives-deir-ezzor/

Russia, Turkey conducting first joint air operation against Islamic State in Aleppo

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russia-turkey-conducting-first-joint-air-operation-islamic-state-aleppo/

Moscow welcomes Jaysh al-Islam group’s readiness to join talks with Damascus

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/moscow-welcomes-jaysh-al-islam-groups-readiness-join-talks-damascus/

US congresswoman to visit Syria

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/us-congresswoman-visit-syria/

Syria: Qatar and Saudi Arabia not welcome to peace talks

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syria-qatar-saudi-arabia-not-welcome-peace-talks/

Syrian Army liberates two villages in east Aleppo

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-liberates-two-villages-east-aleppo/

Rouhani: Aleppo victory stopped regional calamity

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/rouhani-aleppo-victory-stopped-regional-calamity/

ISIS storms Deir Ezzor in new bid to capture military airport

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/isis-storms-deir-ezzor-new-bid-capture-military-airport/

Syrian Army intensifies operations to capture Wadi Barada: 3D map

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-intensifies-operations-capture-wadi-barada-3d-map/

ISIL’s counter-offensive in western Palmyra ends in disaster

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/isils-counter-offensive-western-palmyra-ends-disaster/

Syrian helicopters land in Deir Ezzor for first time since ISIS offensive

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-helicopters-land-deir-ezzor-first-time-since-isis-offensive/

 

 

 

1-13-17 Developments

ISIL, Nusra terrorists ‘seizing all opportunities’ to break Syrian ceasefire: Russian Foreign Ministry

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/isil-nusra-terrorists-seizing-opportunities-break-syrian-ceasefire-russian-foreign-ministry/

Syrian Army command threatens to retaliate against Israeli attacks

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-command-threatens-retaliate-israeli-attacks/

Syrian Army launches new assault in East Ghouta

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-launches-new-assault-east-ghouta/

Russia agrees to participation of US in Syria talks: Turkey

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russia-agrees-participation-us-syria-talks-turkey/

Syrian Army reaches gates of Wadi Barada springs

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-reaches-gates-wadi-barada-springs/

Suicide bomber attacks Syrian Army in northern Hama, 2 killed

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/suicide-bomber-attacks-syrian-army-northern-hama-2-killed/

Complete battlefield update, map of Syrian War

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/complete-battlefield-update-map-syrian-war/

Thousands of soldiers awaiting largest Syrian Army operation in east Aleppo

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/thousands-soldiers-awaiting-largest-syrian-army-operation-east-aleppo/

Russia, Turkey announce that ceasefire being upheld in Syria

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russia-turkey-announce-ceasefire-upheld-syria/

ISIS crucify two men for helping Kurdish forces in Syria

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/isis-crucify-two-men-helping-kurdish-forces-syria/

Iraqi hacks in ISIS radio frequency and delivers message to Baghdadi

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/iraqi-hacks-in-isis-radio-frequency-and-delivers-message-to-baghdadi/

Video footage of Israeli jets attacking Damascus

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/video-footage-israeli-jets-attacking-damascus/

Complete battlefield map of Iraq: January 2017

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/complete-battlefield-map-iraq-january-2017/