Jim W. Dean – Iran does a live-fire combat test of its medium range missiles with total justification, striking ISIS targets in Deir-Ezzor and demonstrating their accuracy for all those it wants to know. They can watch the drone video.
Jim W. Dean – VT has been on RT twice now since the Politico article that fizzled out on our being a Russian subversion tool to use against American veterans. We are still getting “tease” emails from old friends and enemies.
Jim W. Dean – The US responds to the surprise move by the SAA to create a new border crossing and base north of Al-Tanf which will block the US jihadis from moving north on the Al-Bukamal hard road crossing on the Euphrates River.
Jim W. Dean – To have the Attorney General of the United States using the terms “I can’t recall” and “To the best of my recollection” puts the mark of Cain on Judge Sessions’ reputation.
Jim W. Dean – The title was more ridiculous than we expected. I thought Politico had editors, but I guess there are tight budgets all around.
The Persian Gulf region continues to surprise and keep the entire world community on its toes. Yet again, a dangerous tension in relations between a number of countries and Qatar has developed.
Jim W. Dean – While the Syrian anti-terrorism coalition continues to gain ground, there is talk now that the safe zones could become defacto partition lines for Syrian Balkanizing itself as a result of the ceasefire.
Jim W. Dean – Well this is a big surprise. We had a report yesterday that there had been earlier withdrawals by ISIS from Maskanah and a fight to the death delaying force left to inflict as much damage on the Tiger forces as possible in their final assault.
Jim W. Dean – We have been seeing clues of talks going on behind the scenes over the southeast Syria increased fighting between US and British Special Ops troops and the militant proxies they have been using to control as much of the Syrian-Jordanian-Iraqi border as possible.
Jim W. Dean – This was a situation that could have been a horror film, but these people escaping Mosul, what appears to be extended family units, were lucky. A jihadi with a machine gun did not get a bead on them.
Jim W. Dean – Although this is good news, Southfront is reporting the main ISIS body had already retreated, leaving suicide squads to bleed the SAA down when it moves to take the city. Foreign jihadis are usually chosen for this “dead ender” work.
Jim W. Dean – Missed in all of this North Korea missile hype was the offer from the North Koreans to stop their missile testing if the US would stop its annual war games with the S. Koreans, but was ignored.
Jim W. Dean – The US Coalition shows its hand once again for using proxy terrorism against Syria. We have a new report that the Kurds are offering ISIS a chance to leave Raqqa to fight the Syrian forces.
Jim W. Dean – There has been no professional appraisal in Western media as to the efficiency and effectiveness of the relatively small Russian air contingent it has in Syria. But they are using an age-old Israeli tactic of two or three crews per plane.
Jim W. Dean – Once again we have Putin at another major Russian world forum where he can talk without a teleprompter to a diverse audience in the style of Roosevelt’s fireside chats, minus how they were written for an eight grade education level.
Jim W. Dean – We saw this coming. The FSA has nowhere to go, and maybe their paychecks stop if they go back to Jordan. Will the US risk an air engagement with the Russians over denying them control over their own roads and crossroads?
Jim W. Dean – We are in kind of an in-between situation with the Syrian war, where news outlets are wanting predictions on how various battles will turn out, but there are more balls in the air to juggle now.
Jim W. Dean – Jane Stillwater is a trip, literally, and one hell of a lady. She seems to be an old hippie that never bothered to blend in, and thank god for that, as she is one of a kind. She was part of our ten-person US crew invited to be election monitors for the 2014 Syrian elections.
Jim W. Dean – While Trump was on his world tour, the Russian investigation has rolled on with new targets, like Trump’s own attorney being asked for any and all documents concerning contact with Russians that he might have had.
Jim W. Dean – Left out of the Press TV version below is that Bolton was in Israel to receive the Guardian of Zion Award from the Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies at the King David Hotel, the one that Menachem Begin’s Irgun terrorists blew up
Jim W. Dean – This is a hoot. NATO’s well-funded PR stooges, from the RAND Corporation no less, are pitching NATO as the only qualified entity to provide “security” in Libya, Syria and Iraq. If you are thinking this is a Saturday Night Live stand-up comedy routine, so was I.
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.