Col. Ralph Peters of “Blood Borders” & the Greater Kurdistan Project, Resigns Fox in a Huff Over Trump and Putin

The fake left is going crazy over Col. Ralph Peters leaving Fox News in a huff over Donald Trump congratulating Vladamir Putin for his election victory (like ObamaGod did in 2012)

Peters is going to become a darling of the neocon left like Morning Joe and Rachel Maddow but before that happens I just wanted to give you a little background into this man and show you what a complete war-mongering neocon he really is.

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MIC 2019 Budget Request: $550 Million for KurdISIS and $850 Million to Fight Ghost of ISIS in Iraq

The MIC’s budget proposal for 2019 is out and it includes all sorts of pork and billions in Dark Money slush funds. But it also includes a bunch for KurdISIS and a bunch more to fight the ghost of ISIS in Iraq.

At what point are we going to stop giving Oscars to Syrian hearts and minds campaigns and get out in the street to protest this rush to nuclear war?

We better grow up quick as a community and realize this can only end badly for the whole planet.

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Al Qaeda leader praises Israeli strike on Syria – “We urge them to do more”

from Arutz Sheva 7

A former leader of Syria’s Al Qaeda branch commended Israel for striking Syria on Saturday, after the Assad regime shot down an Israeli F-16I fighter jet…

The strikes were praised by Saleh Al-Hamwi, a founder of Syria’s Jabhat Al Nusra. Jabhat Al Nusra, or Nusra Front, is an Al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria and are one of the Assad regime’s opponents in the bloody civil war.

Al-Hamwi tweeted that “we welcome any Israeli aerial or naval bombardment against the regime and Iran in Syria. We urge them to do more. And we say to Israel: Your silence over Iran’s intervention in Syria will turn against you. It’s inevitable. Act with haste to uproot them”…

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Official Statement from ISIS Hunters in Syria After Deir ez-Zor – “no difference between ISIS and Kurds”

(Yesterday I published part of Sarah Abed’s on the ground report from Kurdish occupied areas in which she reports that most view the Kurds as the exact same thing as “ISIS”. They are being treated the same way by them and they are being driven off their land, their businesses stolen or taxed by the Kurds. The Kurds are kidnapping young men and forcing them to fight in this “New Syrian Army” of theirs against the Turks and against the Syrian Arab Army. NOW the Syrians UNDERSTAND why Erdogan sees the Kurds as the SAME as “ISIS”. That is because they are “ISIS”. They are one and the same… as Penny and I have written for years.)

from AMN

The pro-government ISIS Hunters released an official statement on Sunday condemning the US Coalition’s airstrikes that killed several members of the Syrian Armed Forces on February 7th.

The ISIS Hunters specifically condemned both the US Coalition and the Kurdish forces that are currently in control of the majority of the northeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

Below is the official statement that was released by the ISIS Hunters:

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Kurds in Conflict-Ridden Northeastern Syria Turn to Kidnapping, Conscription, ISIS-like Tactics

(Oh look at that. KurdISIS is acting like… well like KurdISIS. What do you know. And look… Shaddadah is the same town that David Ignatius was visiting when he wrote that horrible article about how da ebil Rooskies helped the Syrian Dictator attack the poor, democratic Kurds. What a shock huh? He was that close to a bunch of slave soldiers and didn’t notice a thing.)

by Sarah Abed, Mint Press News

Over the past few weeks, multiple independent on-the-ground sources have provided and corroborated information regarding disturbing events taking place in and around the Al Hassakah governorate in northeastern Syria.

One of the most startling allegations made is that the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been arresting and kidnapping men aged 18 to 40 in the Al Hassakah governorate, which includes Al Qamishli and other towns under their control. They are taking these men against their will to Kurdish militia training camps, where they will stay for some time and receive training before being forced to fight in the so-called “New Syrian Army” or “North Syrian Army.” I was told that some of these men are being taken to the front lines to fight in Afrin as well.

According to RT, in late December:

Russia’s Reconciliation Center for Syria issued a statement accusing the U.S.-led coalition of creating the so-called ‘New Syrian Army.’ The group comprises remnants of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), the Al-Nusra Front and others, and is based at a refugee camp in north-east Syria, which is located 20 kilometers from Al-Shaddadah town. Local refugees, returning to areas freed from IS, say the refugee camp has been used by the coalition as a training ground for militants for over six months.”

Eddie and Qamishli resident Samer, a reliable local source, provided me with further insight into on-the-ground conditions and human rights violations they witnessed in Syria. These included soaring real-estate prices as wealthy Kurds buy up as much property that they can get their hands on, often paying the owners double the property’s value.

Kurds are able to offer more for these properties due to illegal control of Syrian industry – including the oil, transportation, financial sectors — imposing unlawful taxes, and charging fees for everyday things such as renewing licenses or carrying out normal business activities. If one wants to sell a certain good, they are directed to a Kurd who is in charge of collecting a tax on that particular good. They are doing this for almost everything and the local population is suffering as a result.

Eddie went on to say:

YPG, PYD, SDF, MSF, they are all the same. The SDF have aligned themselves with the Free Syrian Army who openly work side by side with Jabhat Al Nusra [Al Qaeda]. The Kurd[ish militias] have recruited ex-ISIS members.”

Eddie Gaboro Hanna told me: “They [the Kurdish militias] are still taking land and property from Christians by force and charging the Christian businesses a tax.” They are also destroying historical sites and claiming Assyrian artifacts to be Kurdish in origin. Historical revisionism is taking place, and the indigenous people are crying out for the world to stop these violations…

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Some “Jews” Just Aren’t Ready to Give Up on Greater Kurdistan Project

by Scott Creighton

Over at Kurdistan24.net the Nov. 22, 2017 headline read:

Several prominent Jews join organization supporting Kurdistan’s independence

Over at JTA someone named Liphshiz wrote:

New Jewish group supports independence for Kurdistan

Yes, it seems some “Jews” are not quite ready to give up on the Greater Kurdistan project in spite of the fact that:

  • the Russians, Iranians, Lebanese and Syrians have put the kabash on the “Rojava” project in Syria
  • the Turks will declare all out war with anyone to keep them from busting off a piece of their country for GK
  • the Iraqis have made it pretty clear they want to keep their nation whole as well
  • and Barzani has been outed from power after his rigged referendum in Iraq
  • most Kurds in these four countries at play here would rather remain citizens of their home countries than be forced to live in Greater Kurdistan

This new project is called the Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan (JCFK) and it was formed around Nov. 20th or so of this year. Well after it was pretty clear the Greater Kurdistan project had crashed and burned.

Wanna know why? Here’s one reason.

Remember back when I wrote about how “ISIS” was stealing Syrian oil and shipping it down to “Iraqi Kurdistan” so they could sell it cheap to Israel? I found this image on the JCFK website front and center. Yep. Cheap oil is a biggie for Israel.

Another reason is that Israel has a long connection to the Kurds especially with the corrupt Barzani clan. Years ago I wrote about that connection and how everyday Kurdish people living in Iraq were no happier with their corrupt Kurdish leadership than they were living under our puppets installed after Shock and Awe 2003. In fact one of them was even talking about how odd it was because it seems all the money and jobs were going to Americans and Israelis in “Iraqi Kurdistan” while they were worse off than they were before.

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Trump Wants Peace With Erdogan – The Miltary Wants To Sabotage It

from Moon of Alabama

President Trump is attempting to calm down the U.S. conflict with Turkey. The military junta in the White House has different plans. It now attempts to circumvent the decision the president communicated to his Turkish counterpart. The result will be more Turkish-U.S. acrimony.

Yesterday the Turkish foreign minister surprisingly announced a phone call President Trump had held with President Erdogan of Turkey.

United States President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke on the phone on Nov. 24 only days after a Russia-Turkey-Iran summit on Syria, with Ankara saying that Washington has pledged not to send weapons to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) any more.“President Trump instructed [his generals] in a very open way that the YPG will no longer be given weapons. He openly said that this absurdity should have ended much earlier,” Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told reporters after the phone call.

Trump had announced the call:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrumpWill be speaking to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey this morning about bringing peace to the mess that I inherited in the Middle East. I will get it all done, but what a mistake, in lives and dollars (6 trillion), to be there in the first place!
12:04 PM – 24 Nov 2017

During the phone call Trump must have escaped his minders for a moment and promptly tried to make, as announced, peace with Erdogan. The issue of arming the YPG is really difficult for Turkey to swallow. Ending that would probably make up for the recent NATO blunder of presenting the founder of modern Turkey Kemal Atatürk and Erdogan himself as enemies.

The YPG is the Syrian sister organization of the Turkish-Kurdish terror group PKK. Some weapons the U.S. had delivered to the YPK in Syria to fight the Islamic State have been recovered from PKK fighters in Turkey who were out to kill Turkish security personal. Despite that, supply for the YPG continued. In total over 3,500 truckloads were provided to it by the U.S. military. Only recently the YPK received some 120 armored Humvees, mine clearance vehicles and other equipment.

The generals in the White House and other parts of the administration were caught flat-footed by the promise Trump has made. The Washington Post writes:

Initially, the administration’s national security team appeared surprised by the Turks’ announcement and uncertain what to say about it. The State Department referred questions to the White House, and hours passed with no confirmation from the National Security Council.

The White House finally released what the Associated Press called:

a cryptic statement about the phone call that said Trump had informed the Turk of “pending adjustments to the military support provided to our partners on the ground in Syria.”

Neither a read-out of the call nor the statement AP refers to are currently available on the White House website.

The U.S. military uses the YPG as proxy power in Syria to justify and support its occupation of north-east Syria, The intent of the occupation is , for now, to press the Syrian government into agreeing to a U.S. controlled “regime change”…

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