Jim W. Dean – The Chinese President’s UN visit got quickly swallowed up by events which followed him there. The Russian build up in Syria had become an everyday drama, and most would not have predicted the dramatic changes we have seen.
Jim W. Dean – Weapons exports have the obvious benefit of foreign exchange earnings for the manufacturer and country, but this is just the beginning of the goodies list.
Jim W. Dean – To engage Russia militarily for fighting the terrorists too well might make Syria into Obama’s Hitler bunker, in terms of his foreign policy reputation.
Jim W. Dean – We knew while we were exchanging briefings with the Syrian government during our mid-September Damascus trip that changes were in the wind for the Syrian conflict.
Jim W. Dean – Despite his unrepentant Zionism, Uri can bring to life the political lessons of the 20th-century Mid East like few other writers. He just can’t admit the tragedy that Zionism is responsible for.
Jim W. Dean – “We lonely crosses do stand here, as sentries for soldiers who no longer fear the shells, the gas, the machine gun chatter, and all the bad generals… for that matter.”
Jim W. Dean – Russia continues to roll out its bombing campaign, putting on display for us all the systematic destruction of terrorist infrastructure prior to a ground offensive by the Syrian army.
Jim W. Dean – I am going to make an effort to republish some old VT Living Section gems to give us all a needed break from the geopolitical wear and tear on our mind and bodies.
Jim W. Dean – The US seems to be playing a two-front war strategy with Russia and China, demonstrating the “terror war on the cheap” destructive power against opponents of regime change, while putting the savings into reviving the nuclear threat game.
Jim W. Dean – Almost in the busy day of the UN Security Council dueling and the first Russian air strikes against ISIL, was the Palestinians having an historic day having their flag raised at the UN.
Jim W. Dean – My Debate Show co-guest turned out to be a propagandist, “Russian aggression in Ukraine”, “Takeover of Crimea”, and “Assad only controls 15% of Syria”, when the Israelis even claim 35%. So it was game on!
Jim W. Dean – Never covered in all the media reporting was that the “5000 trained a year for three years” was really an admission that we expected large scale desertions and changing sides.
Jim W. Dean – This was a surprise in a way to find Uri shining the spotlight on the long history of Jewish leadership controlling their flock through fear, but he forgot to mention the historical precedents.
Jim W. Dean – Instead of Bibi the cartoon character making a fool of himself again at the UN podium we will see Mr. Cool Putin taking the high road in the fight against ISIL
Jim W. Dean – The City of London has long been viewed as a pirate base. Lax money laundering enforcement has made it a mecca for the international crime syndicate for things like payoffs to politicians.
Jim W. Dean – The lies told about Syria, like the sarin gassing and the barrel bombs, will go the way of the nanothermite ruse on 9-11.
Jim W. Dean – Just as we are getting over our American NATO General Breedlove’s too many claims of Russia being prepared to sweep through Ukraine all the way into Moldova, we now have a new fear porn general, General Ben Hodges.
Jim W. Dean – Not many of us will miss Mr. Boehner, nor any of the other Congresscritters because they are more our tormentors than representatives. Never have so many, owed so little, to so few.
Jim W. Dean – What Hagel is proposing here is heresy, that the UN Security Council actually do what it was designed to do, versus being a Kabuki theater where a few major Western countries use or abuse it at will.
Jim W. Dean – Successive White House administrations and Congressional leaderships have acted like there is not an epidemic of Israeli espionage going in inside our country.
Jim W. Dean – We are seeing shifting sands in the Mid east once again, away from US non-leaderhip of pretending to fight ISIS while really contining to useit to hopefully bring Assad down. The EU is changing partners, to include Russia and Iran.
Jim W. Dean – Egypt looks like a suitable home for these Mistral ships now, due to its growing relations with Russia. But I am curious where the money came from. Will they end up patrolling with the Russian boats?
Jim W. Dean – Engdahl’s story about the Russians helping the Zios out with their big gas field is strange because those sales to Europe would compete directly with Russian supplies.
Jim W. Dean – The plot begins to thicken. Whereas Putin did not say a word about Israel supporting the terror brigades in Syria, we have Iran’s Deputy FM doing so, and from Moscow, a “good guy – bad guy routine”.
Jim W. Dean – Syria is not down on its knees begging. If the current coalition members and the Gulf States refuse to join, then the remaining players will be Russia, Iran and China.
Jim W. Dean – “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.” The Donald fits that to a tee, and is easy to see.
Jim W. Dean – Even sexual abuse gets lost in all the combat slaughter of mistaken bombings and horrible conditions that refugee kids endure.
Jim W. Dean – This was quite a coup by the Iraqis, if true, as Daesh has been generally successful in not having its communications compromised.
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Jim W. Dean, We salute retired General Flynn for coming out of the closet on this and providing leadership for others to follow.