Jim W. Dean – I knew Motorola would be trashed in the media as a follow on to the assassination plot, the CIA and Kiev wanting to paint a picture of itself just killing terrorists to make the world safer.
Jim W. Dean – This is a classical Uri Avnery piece, combining his many decades of intimate Israeli military and political history, including first-hand knowledge of some of the accounts of the Yom Kippur War.
Jim W. Dean – Americans are hardly familiar with who Motorola was, but I can zero them in very quickly. Just think of Lt. Dick Winters in the Band of Brothers movie and you will have it.
Jim W. Dean – We are watching the fruits of regime change and destabilization in Iraq getting ready to be picked — now that this weak and corrupt government can no longer hold a fractious state together without outside support.
Jim W. Dean – It comes as no surprise that the rebels are shelling the aid routes. It is their way of voting no for losing their human shields, which makes the use of heavy weapons more likely to rain down on them.
Jim W. Dean – Putin and Lavrov’s “rope-a-dope” tactic of letting the West and its media bash away at Russia endlessly seems to have worked, because the West is losing the credibility war. The proof is growing like weeds all over the alternative media.
Jim W. Dean – Going through the world news everyday as an editor has become a job of running a virtual gauntlet of embarrassment, caused by the repetitive duplicity and irresponsibility of those who claim to wear the mantle of freedom and democracy.
Jim W. Dean – No one is holding their breath about a major breakthrough at this meeting, but that does not mean it is a waste of time. There will be no “covert’ attack on Syria by the Americans during such talks.
Jim W. Dean – Get your brained focused, as this is a challenging read, not because of his writing style, but for his taking us down into the belly of the Ottoman souk, where anything and everything is for sale.
Jim W. Dean – China has countered the US Navy’s long-term threat to its trade by turning the Eurasian landmass into a high speed rail route, which will have a tremendous economic ripple effect over all that it touches.
Jim W. Dean – The big news here is Putin’s claim that Russia and Turkey are going to work closely together on the military and Intel aspects of the Syria war, with the initial focus being getting the militants out of Aleppo.
Jim W. Dean – Nasrallah overplayed Israel’s game here, as much more powerful interests are at play in the desire to carve up Syria. Little media attention has been focused on the list of countries targeted for this treatment, and by the same gang of hoodlums.
Jim W. Dean – It was nice to hear Ban ki-Moon’s strong stance on the Yemen slaughter, but he is on his way out as General Secretary, and the new guy coming in is not about take on something like this, accusing Security Council members of War Crimes..
Jim W. Dean – This was a war crime on steroids. It has the classic “target of opportunity” fingerprint of a large number of government people attending the funeral of the father of the Interior Minister Jalal al-Roweishan, estimated at 1500.
Gordon and I go back a few years with Dr. Salami when he was Press TV’s editor during the gloomy times of the sanctions when it was being pulled off Western satellites to block its ability to counter anti-Iran propaganda.
Jim W. Dean – I chose this little girl’s photo for its potential to be the symbol for what has happened to Syria, and the base motives behind it all. America is that sniper because it has kept the war going “for its interests”, while blaming all the horrors on Assad, whom I watched get overwhelmingly re-elected in 2012 as an election observer.
Jim W. Dean – My biggest concern is that the Saudis fear that acknowledging a loss in Yemen could stimulate a coup for the dishonor of its not being able to crush the most impoverished Arab country, even while using its huge military might and Western backers.
Jim W. Dean – Gordon rips Assange a new one over his fatal Achilles’ heel. Despite all of his penetrations, Israel, the ADL, Shelly Adelson and the whole Jewish Lobby infrastructure worldwide has been able to block Wikileaks from getting into their shorts. It must be a miracle.
Jim W. Dean – We have another excellent backgrounder today from Uri on the relationship between Abbas and Arafat throughout the tumultuous Palestinian Authority days, until Arafat died and the long laboring Abbas finally took over.
Jim W. Dean – I know what you are thinking, “Don’t bore us with another Chicago corruption story.” But this one is different because the whistle blowers have survived, which is a breath of fresh air.
Jim W. Dean – Join Mike Harris and I on VT radio with Phil Tourney at 6pm EST of the USS Liberty as we talk about his new book and film project to keep the crew’s story alive for the next generation. We will try to do call ins at 7pm.
Jim W. Dean – In this interview, Damascus was still trying to get the jihadis to accept leaving town, an attempt I suspect to take advantage of possible splits in their ranks. We have heard of no significant numbers accepting the offer.
Jim W. Dean – Kerry was caught telling the Free Syrian Army shills that the US being in Syria, as are the others, is illegal…but we are using the “War on Terror” hot pursuit shtick as thin cover.
A number of bomb-laden suicide motorcycles of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were targeted by the Syrian Army in the area between the Air Force Academy and Kuweires Airbase in eastern Aleppo.
Jim W. Dean – I picked this video today as it shows the advantage a defender when having some high ground to fight from, and good supply of heavy weapons to be able to engage attackers at long range.
Jim W. Dean – Gilad has a shorter tour than usual this year, other bookings I suspect on the Continent. I have fond memories of hosting him here in Atlanta a few years ago. He got separated from his luggage on the flight…
Jim W. Dean – One of the methods the VT network uses to track false flag terrorism is to keep close track on the tools and methods that we know have been used successfully in the past.
Jim W. Dean – It’s always nice to see Gwenyth Todd getting some coverage after the Bush-43 regime put her through the meat grinder for messing up their false flag plan to get a war going with Iran. She is a survivor.
Jim W. Dean – Mr. Engdahl has the classic expose’ below to once again validate VT’s editorial position that not only the wars but American “economic interests” are now being run by international organized crime.
Jim W. Dean – To my astonishment, Damascus is still offering all the fighters in Aleppo a chance to walk out, including the foreigners. This will come back to haunt them, as these will be the terrorists wreaking havoc after there is a peace deal.