Jim W. Dean – I used the Syrian plane shootdown to focus much needed attention on the US using the SDF Kurds to take much of the traditional Arab areas of Syria, especially where there were economic resources, to potentially become part of their new state.
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.
For over past hundred years, West Asia has been the theatre of conflicts and proxies. Most countries in the conflict did so due to history, dynasties and religion that attract attracted invasions from North Africans, Romans, Byzantines, Persians, Turks, French, Germans and Anglo-US forces. Since 1930s, petro dollars have provided the impetus.
When I served in Vietnam, there was no pretense that we were defending anything. Even in the elite combat unit I was in, the war itself was universally opposed as comic and absurd. We were clearly fighting people who were defending their country from foreign invaders, the real enemy, “us.”
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 – 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 – 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 is another barn-burner from Gordon, an in depth look at the geopolitical train wreck in progress, with engineer Trump at the controls until his handlers decide otherwise. America faces a looming danger that most are virtually unaware of.
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 – 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 – VT has been shadowing the Google groups’ black ops for some time, on a case-by-case basis. This is the first time we have published what we have been privately briefing those with a need to know.
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 – 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 – 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.
Jim W. Dean – This story is not so much that Jones has done what he has, but that all of his media “competition” just sat back and watched it all happen without saying a word, except for VT.
Jim W. Dean – The fairy tale of Emmanuel Macron emerging as an “organic candidate”, new party and all, out of the blue, always struck me as the Deep State crowd testing if P.T. Barnum’s old maxim, “There’s a sucker born every minute” was still in play. It is.
Jim W. Dean – Iran is structuring its economic recovery to have as many foreign country trade investment partners so it can create pro-Iran trade lobbies in those respective countries to push back against current and future US sanctions.
Jim W. Dean – Mr. Sheikh has an excellent review of the Trump post-missile strike on Syria, in terms of what it revealed about future US policy, or maybe I should say, the lack of one.
Jim W. Dean – As I have always said, and been ignored, killing the Jihadis on the battlefield is a short-term accomplishment, when they can be easily replaced by those waiting in the bullpen training camps.
Jim W. Dean – Mr. Engdahl takes us behind the EU economic curtain for a peek at what a hollowed-out Swiss cheese it is. The banksters and deep-state actors have already looted the Union, leaving the electorate holding the debt bag.
Jim W. Dean – The pot is beginning to simmer between China and South Korea, with public animosity against the Korean deployment of the THAAD anti-missile deployment topping the list.
Jim W. Dean – This is another classic dot connecting piece by Gordon. He has the ability to do material like this due to his photographic memory, with total recall and anything he has ever read or heard.
Jim W. Dean – Americans have a lot to worry about concerning their future. We notice a growing numbness among the folks, not only refusing to do much to correct the situation, but not wanting to even think about it.
There are huge strategic questions needing serious responsible answers from the USG.
Jim W. Dean – It was time for Gordon to do one of his retrospective dot connectors. It is not that we are running out of current news, but because after years of covering a story, its beginning, middle and ending can get blurred.
Henry Kamens – As one Syrian expert living in the US shared with me, ‘I know this doctor [Sahloul] personally. He is a Muslim Brotherhood member and is sympathetic to the sectarian rebel groups inside Syria, they shouldn’t even be called rebels because what they really are, are terrorists.
Jim W. Dean – We are seeing a consistent flow of good material on the sleeping giant geopolitical topic of our time, the fraud of America’s political and military establishments presenting themselves as the defenders of freedom and democracy when their record is exactly the opposite.
Jim W Dean – America’s record as a defender of freedom and democracy has been destroyed by its own hand, and most publicly so. Americans have been lied to for so long that we suffer from a numbness that renders us unable to effectively resist on the scale needed to save ourselves.
Gordon Duff – Telling the truth is a dangerous thing as many know, illegal in fact. Doing so with circumspection, using allegory and a touch of irony is always best.
Jim W. Dean – The bias of the media coverage on the civilian causalities in Aleppo versus Mosul are a dark stain on whatever fig leaf of honor corporate media could still claim.