The Dire Situation in Syria

Through the weekly posting of these Batchelor-Cohen podcasts, we've spent the past 2.5 years keeping you abreast of the deteriorating crisis of The New Cold War. After the ceasefire agreement in Syria three weeks ago, there was hope for détente and cooperation. Instead, events have taken a turn for the worse and we stand at the precipice of outright war and disaster.

As you consider the events in Syria, be sure to recall how this all began. At the behest of the Saudis, the U.S. began in 2014 to demand that Syrian president Assad be overthrown. A "red line" was drawn but, thankfully, the U.S. backed down and did not directly intervene militarily. Instead, the US set out to arm and train forces to fight the Syrian military. And who are these "forces"? They are primarily Saudi-backed and aligned either directly or indirectly with Al-Qaeda. 

Pause here to think about that because this is something that is NEVER mentioned in the American media. Simply put, 15 years after 9/11, the US military is arming and training Al-Qaeda terrorists to fight a proxy war against Syria. Wouldn't this be an excellent subject in the US presidential debates? Perhaps this would be a question that a moderator could pose:

"Senator Clinton/Mr. Trump, fifteen years after the attacks of 9/11, it is now US policy to arm and train Al-Qaeda terrorists in order for these same terrorists to fight a proxy war for us, designed to destabilize and ultimately bring down the Assad regime is Syria. In arming and supporting the same terrorist group that perpetrated the single worst attack ever seen on US soil, the US is now openly risking hot war with Russia. Senator Clinton/Mr. Trump, do you support this policy and why?"

But, of course, that question will not be asked. Ever. All while the US Department of Defense openly states that it will not follow presidential orders to work side-by-side and share intelligence with Russia in Syria, which was the primary pillar of the ceasefire agreements of three weeks ago.

The proxy war in Syria has now disintegrated into an extraordinarily dangerous situation with meetings today in Washington to discuss direct US military action designed to hunt down Assad. Can you even imagine the reaction from the War Parties in Russia and Iran to this escalation from The American War Party? Truly, we stand at the precipice of disaster.

Once again, I beg you to listen to this week's Batchelor-Cohen podcast. It is the ONLY source of consistently objective and honest Cold War reporting anywhere in the western media. Please stay informed of these events and be prepared for any outcome. Beside that, the only remaining task is to pray for peace in the hope that The New Cold War does not become World War Three.

TF

 

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BillD's picture

1st

yikes

Turd Ferguson's picture

And in the 2nd half of the show

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John says he can no longer hold back and he unloads all the he knows about Syria, Turkey, ISIS, etc. A MUST LISTEN.

Turd Ferguson's picture

In reaction, Russia delivers

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In reaction, Russia delivers and stages S300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-05/russia-delivers-anti-aircraft-missiles-syria-us-mulls-airstrikes-against-assad

Marcrward's picture

2nd

gotta love militarism right?

man, was I brainwashed.

StevenBHorse's picture

Ha

I took the liberty of asking this question in the open debate format.

Why are we supporting the same terrorists that killed Americans on 911?

15 years after 9/11, it is now US policy to arm and train Al-Qaeda in order for them to fight a proxy war for us, designed to bring down Assad Regime. Why do you support this policy?

Submitted by: Steven H.
Oct. 5, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

I had to condense it.

Please vote for it.

https://presidentialopenquestions.com/questions/12580/vote/#created=12580

forever20's picture

6

gotta stop this nonsense, like Mr T says get talking to Vlad.

ChaCha Mars's picture

Three* 7ths in 1 wk!

Thank you so much, Craig, for posting about Syria, and for including this week's John Batchelor link. 

With so much doom and gloom out there, Catherine Austin Fitts has been one of the few voices of reason saying we're going to have a slow burn -- and now she has just told Greg Hunter that's no longer possible.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYTnbEfHZdk

Here's the thing about Syria:   We're born as observers, as little scientists, recorders-of-what-is:  I'm hungry, I'm cold, I'm wet.

As we grow we learn we can control our situation but we mostly remain recorders-of-what-is.

Then if we're very lucky we learn our mental mindset -- whether through prayer or meditation -- can change our so-called reality and we move beyond being historians to becoming co-creators with our Creator of the observable world.

Then some lucky ones outgrow even that when they realize it's another form of Baal worship, using spiritual means to obtain material ends, and they become less "us" and more God, transparencies for the flow of divine energy.

We are fortunate to have folks like that living among us.  Rather than observing coming storms, they are so aligned with the divine that thunderclouds' sound and fury become gentle rain.  Let's join Craig today in praying  whirled peas -- and to that I add:   gentle nourishing rain.

Orange's picture

Questionable source but worth being aware about it.

“Military Told To Prepare for Tactical Nuclear Exchange with Russia in Syria! 

Stateside Military Told to Prepare for Intercontinental One-for-one Nuke Exchange”

by Newsroom

“Military members from the United States who are in and around Syria have been calling their families back in the states telling them, “We have been told to prepare for a tactical nuclear exchange with Russia in Syria and forces at home in the US have been ordered to prepare for one-for-one intercontinental ballistic missile exchange(s) with Russia once the fighting breaks out in Syria!” Further, those conversations have included warnings to families to immediately RELOCATE away from US Military bases which are expected to be targets of any intercontinental attack.

http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-liberal/2016/10/military-told-to-prepare-for-tactical-nuclear-exchange-with-russia-in-syria-stateside-military-told-to-prepare-for-intercontinental-one-for-one-nuke-exchange-2538453.html

OOOBuck's picture

Turd - Where do you get this link

The links provided prior to broadcast on TFMR don't bring me to a Batchelor site.  The one I use supposedly provided a live broadcast but at the appointed time, my broadcast included interviewss on the debate and with the likes of Larry Kudlow.

What am I doing wrong?

Turd Ferguson's picture

Nothing

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Last night's discussion was pushed back on the schedule due to the VP debate. 

Silver Sooner's picture

So we're flying to Russia on Friday

2 weeks in Sochi to see the separatist in-laws. Hellofa time for the US-Russia, multi-theater war to move into a new, more dangerous phase. Oh well. Is what it is

Safety Dan's picture

BREAKING: U.S. Scrambles 3

From the article linked about Military Told to Prepare for Tactical Nuclear Exchange with Russia in Syria! Stateside Military Told to Prepare for Intercontinental One-for-One Nuke Exchange

BREAKING: U.S. Scrambles 3 Nuclear Command-And-Control "E6B" Aircraft -- No "Drills" Scheduled according to USSTRATCOM MORE: P-8 Anti-Submarine Planes Scrambled out of Jacksonville!

Post by Newsroom

- Oct 04, 2016

BREAKING:  U.S. Scrambles 3 Nuclear Command-And-Control "E6B" Aircraft -- No "Drills" Scheduled according to USSTRATCOM  MORE: P-8 Anti-Submarine Planes Scrambled out of Jacksonville!

At about 3:00 PM eastern US time, the United States Air Force SCRAMBLED three (3) model E6B nuclear command-and-control Aircraft from Offutt AFB, with at least two other model E4 Mobile Presidential Command Planes already airborne.  These aircraft are part of the TACAMO (Take Charge And Move Out) system to command the global United States military arsenal from the air in the event the US is attacked and ground facilities are destroyed.

There are no strategic "Drills" scheduled according to US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)

The E6b is pictured below:

The Boeing E-6 Mercury (formerly E-6 Hermes) is an airborne command post and communications relay based on the Boeing 707-320. The original E-6A manufactured by Boeing's defense division entered service with the United States Navy in July 1989, replacing the EC-130Q. It conveys instructions from the National Command Authority to fleet ballistic missile submarines, a mission known as TACAMO (TAke Charge And Move Out). The E-6B model deployed in October 1998 kept this role, but added further command post capabilities and control of land-based missiles and nuclear-armed strategic bombers. The E-6B replaced Air Force EC-135Cs in the "Looking Glass" role, providing command and control of U.S. nuclear forces should ground-based control become inoperable. With production lasting until 1991, the E-6 was the final new derivative of the Boeing 707 to be built.[2]

More here: https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/2174%20to%20continue!

Dr. P. Metals's picture

I wonder

who is actually running the US military now? It is extremely hard to believe that it is Obama, based on what we see and hear. Thoughts?

tvend's picture

Dr. P

It does seem that now the President serves at the pleasure of the Military establishment, does it not?  For this reason alone, NATO should be disbanded.

J Siefert's picture

Hungary so off topic...

Here is the English translation of Viktor Orban's speech after the recent referendum.

Fatso's picture

USA in attack mode agianst Russia AND

China

Madness!

Me thinks the "East" might be FORCED to use an economic bomb.

Safety Dan's picture

Here's the full video of the

Here's the full video of the press conference of the U.S. Peace Council Representatives who have recently returned from Syria. It's full of excellent material. Please take the time to view it. You won't regret it...and be sure to pass it on...

Americans need to hear Americans speak what is truly happening in Syria - 

Here are two quotes that resonated for me from the panelists -

"The motive, in my opinion, of the U.S. war is to destroy an independent Arab secular state. It's the last Arab secular state standing and it wants a client regime like Libya, like Iraq, like a number of other countries."

"This is not a civil war in Syria. That's probably the first thing we heard and we heard it over and over and over again. It is not Pres Assad against his own people. It is Pres Assad and the Syrian people altogether, in unity, against outside forces, outside mercenary forces, terror organizations..."

and.....

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/pentagon-fake-terrorist-videos/

http://www.globalresearch.ca/overthrowing-the-syrian-government-a-joint-criminal-enterprise/5549294

http://www.globalresearch.ca/actor-says-he-impersonated-russian-mercenary-in-syria-for-sky-news-report/5548898

http://www.globalresearch.ca/inside-the-shadowy-pr-firm-thats-lobbying-for-regime-change-in-syria/5549209

http://www.globalresearch.ca/white-helmet-save-aleppo-protest-proves-how-easy-it-is-to-dress-up-actors-as-war-victims/5549087

https://www.rt.com/viral/361488-msm-misleading-syria-siblings/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

Orange's picture

Sramble

I would assume they are getting out of the way of Hurricane Mathew. Hopefully.

BREAKING: U.S. Scrambles 3 Nuclear Command-And-Control "E6B" Aircraft -- No "Drills" Scheduled according to USSTRATCOM MORE: P-8 Anti-Submarine Planes Scrambled out of Jacksonville! 

tyberious's picture

Pretty powerful

Turd Ferguson's picture

ty

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ANYTHING from "superstation95" is dubious and to be taken with massive grain of salt.

Response to: Pretty powerful
Safety Dan's picture

Global Incident Map: DOZENS

Global Incident Map: DOZENS of Bombs Across USA Now!

Tell me I am looking at this wrong… but the Global Incident Map site is listing a TON of “bomb events” across USA… and the world.

http://www.globalincidentmap.com/

tyberious's picture

Superstation

Let's hope so! I'm 2 miles from Pearl Harbor!

Keith's picture

Libya

This is about overthrowing Gaddafi-- apparently he intended to start a regional bank with gold backed currency.  That is the kind of thing that qualifies you for regime change.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/10/05/the-dreadful-chronology-of-gaddafis-murder/

ChaCha Mars's picture

@Global Incident Map

Most of the yellow thingies are on the USA but the only alerts are for Somalia & Syria.  The site & links appear to be about as circular as a basket of SDRs.   Here are my notes:

Q:  Who's the publisher?  Dubious that there's no "about us" link offered; found this elsewhere:   The Global Incident Map is a free website created to give the general public, law enforcement, military, educators and students a way to visualize and become quickly aware of of terrorism and security-related incidents around the world. The map was conceived and designed by Morgan Clements who is the publisher of the website, www.TerroristWarning.com. The map shows terrorist and security-related incidents which are broken into 20 different categories such as airport/aviation incidents, chemical incidents, food/product tampering, oil gas infrastructure, and terrorist arrests/captured/killed. The information provided by the map is current and is updated every 310 seconds.

Q:  Who's "Morgan Clements" and why is his other domain  www.terroristwarning.com  for sale?   Found a couple of links to him at terroristwarning -- at abovetopsecret which I avoid.  Found this at godlikeprod'ns which I also avoid:  "Terrorism Events and Other Suspicious Activity:  About GlobalIncidentMap.com    This free public service website was created to give the public, law enforcement, military, and government individuals a new way to visualize, and become instantly aware of terrorism and security incidents across the world.  It was created by the publishers of www.TerroristWarning.com and www.TransitSecurityReport.com as a continuation of our efforts to contribute to the Global War on Terrorism.   The map was designed and concieved by the publisher of www.TerroristWarning.com , Morgan Clements - with inspiration garnered from the RSOE Havaria Information Service AlertMap , the federal map systems used by FEMA, and other types of incident maps.

Q:  What about www.TransitSecurityReport.com ?  Immediately links to GlobalIncidentMap.  

Q:  What about RSOE Havaria Information Service Alert Map?  The Hungarian National Association of Radio Distress-Signalling and Infocommunications (RSOE) operates Emergency and Disaster Information Service (EDIS).  Q:  Gee, hasn't Hungary just been in the news?  Will let someone else look up EDIS and the "CAP Protocol"   http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010EGUGA..12..161B  --

Sorry, guys, gotta go, time to whip up another batch of whirled peas for lunch.

Mickey's picture

OK nucs might be possible

My wife and adult kids would have  me put away if I brought this up to them. Funny thing is I do think there is definitely an increased risk--just do not know how to value that risk.

Can you imagine what happens if that was the lead story in radio and TV news and main stream internet.

Silver Sooner's picture

Syria/Ukraine = Same War

All of this escalation has been entirely predictable for the last month or so.  Right now, it pivots on the battle for Aleppo, which is slowly being won by the Syrians.  You can trace all of the latest breakdowns in "detente" and the increased bellicose talk from the West to when the Syrians/Russians secured the encirclement of Aleppo's Old Town district.  

Situational Assessment: The West is losing the battle in Syria, so they have to do something.  One of those courses of action may be to escalate in the Donbass (unlikely).  More likely (at this time) is a trigger event involving U.S. & Russian military forces in Syria.

But make no mistake...it's only going to get worse.  Because this isn't about "Assad" or "Ukraine".  This is all about the end of a unipolar world order dominated by the U.S..   

James Crighton's picture

Mickey - 1:45pm post - "nucs"

"My wife and adult kids would have  me put away if I brought this up to them. "

I'm in the same boat Mickey - I wonder how many other Turdites are too?

I brought up the subject at a gathering about a year ago and was firmly rebuked.  Been tight-lipped ever since - can't be good for one, keeping something one believes in bottled-up.

jc (still on the banks ...................... )

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