Jim W. Dean – This long fought for event is being called a Ramadan miracle, but these are advance recon units who have done this. There is still a lot of ISIS-held territory behind these PMU border tip-of-the-spear people, that will need clearing,
Jim W. Dean – I was surprised how many idiots there were in the PressTV comments on this, that I was anti-Syrian for trying to cover up the civilian killings, like anyone could really do that. I did not know I had such power.
Jim W. Dean – Peter Ford is out in front once again, debunking mass-media fake geopolitical news, which the airheads in Saudi Arabia have taken the lead on with their paper Arab NATO.
Jim W. Dean – I knew we would be hearing from Uri about the Donald ‘Moses’ Trump visit to the Holy Land with Uri’s usual wit and satire, and it is all here for you to enjoy
Jim W. Dean – This 10-3 Appeals Court ruling, with very strong language, has carved in stone that, despite the Rudy Giuliani legal crew’s best efforts to put lipstick on a pig, the court ruled that Trump’s hyped terror threat in no way justified his “Muslim ban”.
Jim W. Dean – The Syrian coalition strategy of the Astana4 safe zones freeing up enough combat troops to go on the offensive with ISIS appears to be working, The battle for the eastern desert and Iraqi border has begun.
Jim W. Dean – The civilian casualties have become a PR football in both the Syrian and Iraq wars. As we get into more urban conflict more civilians are going to die from bombings.
Jim W. Dean – VT was right again. We smelled right away that this new desert fight in Syria was not a skirmish that Damascus had assigned to some throwaway militias to give them something to do.
Jim W. Dean – No one here at VT had any doubts of what the result of all Trump’s groveling to Israel would be. He has now been handed his official presidential knee pads.
Jim W. Dean – Russian would not be putting regular army combat units into the Syria conflict now unless it was responding to the US coalition already having done so, to hold the line while the 100,000+ strong Iraqi Popular Militia Forces can help secure the Syrian Eastern border.
Jim W. Dean – We have tactical video Intel from a Popular Militia Forces commander that a coordinated military operation is already in progress…consisting of Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria to make sure that their border area can never be used as a conduit for terrorists.
Jim W. Dean – Alla Pierce has brought us a wonderful remembrance article on the poor victims of the savage Ukie nationalists’ mass murder attack at the Trade Union building in Odessa in May of 2014.
Jim W. Dean – The SAA strategy has allowed ISIS to regroup and set up defense points in the Maskanah countryside that can then be observed and bombed with no losses to the the Tiger Force, which has to conserve its equipment and experienced fighters.
Jim W. Dean – Viktor Mikhin gives us a good review of the Saudi Royal family trying to play “Puff the Magic Dragon” with Iran, via its borrowed Israeli tactic of making an aggressive bogeyman out of a country that has attacked no one in hundreds of years.
Jim W. Dean – The US is using a small number of militants, backed up by air power in Jordan, to take over as much of the SE Syrian border as possible. This is offense, not defense, meant to block Iraqi forces from joining the SAA anti-ISIS fight inside Syria.
Jim W. Dean – I sense a game of chicken being played that could have dangerous consequences. Is the US baiting Assad or even the Russians to respond?
Jim W. Dean – This is a strange article from the Russians this far after the event. The number of missiles that struck the airbase is of no consequence to the story at this point in the post-strike analysis.
Jim W. Dean – Even as concern for Trump’s incompetent White House is being voiced by Congressional Republicans, no one will touch the subject of what danger the country would be in during a national crisis, with these proven misfits at the helm. Fear is spreading across the land.
Jim W. Dean – This endless game of fortunes being put into weapons systems where, by the time they are deployed, after the delays and endless fixes to get them operational, the targets have deployed an effective counter.
Jim W. Dean – Always missing from these whiny stories is any mention of the history of mass executions of Syrian soldiers who were captured by foreign jihadis AND opposition groups. A Google search will bring on a large number of photos and videos which have been plastered all over the internet.
Jim W. Dean – Rex Tillerson denigrates himself and the country with his childish explanation of the US-Russian diplomatic standoff being all Russia’s fault, where the US is just an innocent victim.
Jim W. Dean – During a Mother’s Day weekend, many might have missed the news that Comey passed on a closed Congressional hearing on some of his controversial work. But then he agreed to a public hearing.
Grant Smith of IRmep has been the bionic bulldog on this long running Israeli nuclear espionage case that official Washington would prefer the public never know anything about.
Jim W. Dean – Some of this could be staging and play acting, so we will have to wait and see what the jihadis do, and then the guarantors, especially Turkey who has a long record of having supported the insurgents.
Jim W. Dean – We are walking a knife edge now to see not only if the “de-escalation plan” will hold, but if it will even get started. As I type, HTS in Idlib is confiscating the weapons and ammo of the opposition groups targeted to participate in the safe zones.
Jim W. Dean – Is the US building a national Kurdish army, with combined operations capability? Yes it is, and quite openly so. This is the US’ answer to the Russian and Iranian involvement, but leaving out that the US goal from the beginning was an offensive one.
Jim W. Dean – Well it looks like trouble has come to jihadi paradise. The al Nusra crowd has issued a fatwa against any of the “moderate” Syrian opposition groups, such that they will be attacked for complying with the deescalation zone program.
Jim W. Dean – We are beginning to not only see more of alternative media take on the Fake Media giants, but do so in a professional way via something that used to be known as “investigative journalism”.
Jim W. Dean – This firing came out of the blue, in what seems to be another shoot from the hip Trump move, despite the organized cover from the Justice Department.
Jim W. Dean – Once again we have a situation where two internal investigators did their jobs by breaking the story, which is the only reason we are hearing about this. They got fired of course.