President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon. Go ahead, please.
Question: Looking at today’s Eastern Economic Forum, do you think it has been a success in sounding out some growth spots? What sorts of prospects do you see opening for the region?
Vladimir Putin: This region has tremendous potential and so there have always been areas of growth and development here. Our task though is not to simply find individual growth spots, but to establish a favorable climate in general and a good business environment for developing the Far East’s economy and social sector. The people here are very talented, energetic and active, and we simply need to give them the right conditions.
Today’s event, the Eastern Economic Forum, is one step in this direction. More important though is what we have been doing lately, discussing the Far East’s development and taking the decisions that I spoke about at the forum. As I explained, this includes the priority development areas, preferential loan rates, the Vladivostok Free Port and a whole range of other support measures.
We hope very much that this will bring results, but judging by the number of contracts and deals signed right here during the forum, we can say that these measures look to be working. I hope very much that we will start seeing the tangible results very soon.
Question: Mr President, this trip has also taken you to Chita, and to China, where the main event was the anniversary of the end of World War II. How would you describe the situation with the results [of World War II] in light of your contacts with your colleagues, with veterans and others? Is the meaning and significance of these dates and events being diluted and eroded?
Vladimir Putin: I think we are all witnessing attempts to erode the importance of World War II and its events, and sadly, this is happening in Europe and in Asia too, where we can see similar tendencies. It is therefore very important for everyone who fought Nazism and militarism to uphold in humanity’s consciousness the true meaning of what took place in the fight against Nazism and militarism.
I think that in holding such large-scale events to mark this anniversary of the end of World War II, our Chinese friends are moving in precisely this direction, the right direction, and are maintaining among their people a correct understanding of the significance of the fight against these things. The real sense of all this is to only make sure that nothing like this ever happens again in human history.
For our part, we will continue to do all we can to make sure that the truth about the Great Patriotic War, the truth about those who fought for our independence and freedom and brought freedom to the peoples of Europe, will remain not only in our minds, but in the hearts of our people and people in other countries, too.
China held very large-scale events, and we sensed that not only the Chinese leadership, but also the people deeply cherish and preserve the memory of what their forebears did to free their homeland.
Question: In your speech earlier, you did not give an assessment of the current economic situation in Russia. We see though that the ruble continues to fall as oil prices slip. What is your assessment and your forecast, and do you plan any new measures to stabilize the market?
Vladimir Putin: This work is conducted publicly. The Government conducts its work publicly, and I meet regularly with the Government members responsible for the economy. I had a detailed discussion of all these issues with the Prime Minister in Sochi just recently.
The Government has a package of measures and proposals on what to do in this kind of situation and how to go about it. This is not some kind of extraordinary situation for us. We already went through a similar situation in 2008–2009, and in earlier years too. Our measures for supporting the economy and business are known and ready. The only question is which instruments to use and to what extent.
As I said at the forum just before, our general line is that we will not simply burn through our reserves or use only budget money to support industrial sectors or individual companies. Our general line is about expanding entrepreneurial freedom, freeing our economic system from red tape and improving the decision-making system and the business climate. This is our general development line, and our policy in this particular case.
In general, in a crisis situation, the best response is always to give business more freedom. This is the direction we will move in, but at the same time, there will be no avoiding targeted support measures for specific industrial sectors, the labor market and the social sector. As I said, we will proceed very carefully, based on the market’s demands. The Central Bank is reacting quite effectively.
As for the volatile prices for energy resources, our traditional export goods, yes, this is happening, but this is not within our control. It depends on processes taking place in the global economy as a whole and on the Asian markets. I discussed this issue with our Chinese friends too, and we do not see anything dramatic in this situation.
I think these market adjustments were not unexpected. Of course, they have an impact on energy prices, but this is not the whole issue. It is also a question of excess production of energy resources and the entry of new players with sizable reserves onto the global market, including expected arrivals, such as Iran.
I think this is all a natural process. The global economy, including the energy sector, needs to follow its natural development and be in a normal state, not come under pressure from external or political factors. I am sure that everything will take a fully normal and natural turn. I think that Russia’s economy has already more or less adapted to the situation. There are still some aspects we need to work on, of course, the Government and the business community, and we will do this.
I think it perfectly justified that the Government is moving over to an annual budget in this situation, because in these conditions it is harder or even impossible to predict exactly how global markets will behave and how this will affect federal and regional budget revenue.
The Government will continue to set target figures for subsequent years, the second and third years, and will continue to make its forecasts, which we will take into account, but in these conditions, trying to predict more or less accurately what will happen and how we should respond is possible only for a year ahead.
I think the Government is making the right decision in going over to a one-year budget, and I will ask the Parliament to support this approach. As for our social commitments, we will do everything necessary to ensure that they are met.
Question: On the subject of Ukraine, we know the events that took place yesterday at the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev, when law enforcement officers were killed and demonstrators clashed with police. This took place as the Parliament voted on amendments to the Constitution. How do you assess these events and what is your prognosis?
Vladimir Putin: I remind you that in accordance with the Minsk Agreements, amendments were to be made to Ukraine’s Constitution, but this would be done through discussion, dialogue and coordination with the Donbass region and the unrecognized Donetsk People’s Republic and Lugansk People’s Republic. Unfortunately, the authorities in Kiev are not taking any such steps today and there is no dialogue and coordination on the amendments to Ukraine’s Constitution. This is of principle importance.
If we are talking about carrying out the Minsk Agreements, let me remind you that amendments to the Constitution must be discussed and settled with the Donbass region for a start, and second, the law on local government elections also needs to be settled with the Donbass region. Third, a law on amnesty is supposed to be passed, but this has not happened, and a law on special status for these regions is supposed to come into force. This law has been passed, but its entry into force has been postponed. These are four basic conditions for political settlement that our colleagues in Kiev have not implemented, unfortunately. They are simply not being carried out.
As for the tragic events that took place, I think this is not linked to amendments to the Constitution, because everything proposed today as amendments is purely declarative in nature and essentially changes nothing in the way state power in Ukraine is organised.
I will not go into the details now. You can talk with the experts. All of this is clear enough to see. Simply, what we are seeing today is the next round of political confrontation in Ukraine, and the amendments to the Constitution are being used only as a pretext for intensifying the political battle for power.
Question: What do you think will happen from here?
Vladimir Putin: That will depend not on us but on Ukraine itself, on the Ukrainian people and how long they are prepared to put up with this chaos.
I have already said that the fact that Ukraine has been placed under outside governance and foreigners hold all the key posts in the Government and now in key regions too is, I think, an insult to the Ukrainian people.
Are there really no decent, honest and competent managers in Ukraine? Of course, there are. I repeat; it does not depend on us. The way events develop in Ukraine depends on Ukraine itself and on the Ukrainian people.
Question: In the past few days, the refugee crisis has reached a critical point in Europe. The situation is very tense. What is your assessment of this situation, why do you think it is happening? What do you think will happen next?
Vladimir Putin: We talked about this on numerous occasions a long time ago. I believe this is an absolutely expected crisis. If you remember, or look it up in your archives, we in Russia, yours truly in particular, said a few years ago that we are in for large-scale problems if our so-called western partners continue with their misguided foreign policy, as I always referred to it, especially in Muslin regions, in the Middle East, North Africa – the policy they are actually still conducting.
What is this policy? That of imposing their standards without taking into consideration the history, religion, culture or national characteristics of these regions. This is, primarily, the policy conducted by our American partners; Europe blindly follows the lead, complying with its so-called allied commitments, and then it bears the brunt.
I am surprised to see certain American media outlets criticising Europe for its excessively tough, as they say, attitude to migrants. However, the United States does not have to deal with such a flow of migrants, while Europe, after it blindly followed instructions from America is now bearing the brunt of the crisis.
I am not saying this to say how smart we are and how shortsighted our partners turned out to be, or to bait anyone; we simply need to see what to do next. What is it? The answer is very simple.
First, together, and I would like to stress this word, together we need to combat terrorism and extremism of all sorts, primarily in the problem countries, to resolve this issue – without that any further progress is impossible. How can we make any progress in regions controlled by the Islamic State? It is impossible, people are fleeing those regions, they kill hundreds of thousands, blow up cultural monuments, burn people alive or drown them, cut the heads off living people. How can one live there? Of course, people are fleeing.
First, we must efficiently combat terrorism and extremism together.
Second, we need to restore the economy of those countries and their social sphere. Only this way, by showing respect for the history, traditions and religion of these peoples and countries, we can restore their statehood and provide large-scale economic and political support.
If we join our efforts in all these areas, we will have positive results. If we act separately and keep arguing among ourselves over some quasi-democratic principles and procedures on certain territories, this will get us into a greater deadlock. However, I pin my hopes on a positive development and on joining efforts with all our partners.
Question: Mr President, I would like to clarify something with regard to the Islamic State, because Russia has been speaking of the need to create a political coalition, and the United States has been urging the same thing. There is no agreement on Syria, for example, and so forth. How do you see the creation of such a coalition?
Vladimir Putin: We are taking specific steps, and doing this publicly. If you want to know the details, I can explain once again. It is true that we want to create an international coalition to combat terrorism and extremism. With this aim in view, we are holding consultations with our American partners, I personally discussed this over the telephone with the President of the United Stated, Mr Obama, and I also discussed this with the President of Turkey, the leaders of Saudi Arabia, with the King of Jordan, the President of Egypt and other partners. Our military agencies are in close contact, only recently the heads of the general staffs of the countries neighboring on these conflicts met in Moscow.
We continue our political efforts to create a certain coalition. If today it is impossible to organize joint work directly ‘on the battlefield’, so to speak, involving all the countries interested in combating terrorism, we should at least achieve certain coordination between them. We are trying and making certain efforts in this direction. Our first steps show that overall this seems possible.
We know that there are different positions on the developments in Syria. Incidentally, people are not fleeing from the Bashar Assad regime – they are fleeing from the Islamic State, which has occupied vast territories in Syria and Iraq and is committing atrocities there. That is what people are running away from. However, we understand that political change is also required. We are also working with our partners in Syria.
There is an overall understanding that such joint efforts to combat terrorism should go side by side with certain political processes inside Syria. The Syrian President agrees with this too, including, say, holding early parliamentary elections and establishing ties with the so-called ‘healthy opposition’ and involving them in running the country. This is primarily a matter of Syria’s internal development. We are not imposing anything, but we are ready to assist in an internal Syrian dialogue.
Question: Mr President, just to clarify: is Russia ready to take part in a military operation if the coalition does take shape? Particularly since we have a certain moral responsibility – there are Russians within the Islamic State. Some media are already saying that our aviation is being deployed in the area.
Vladimir Putin: You know, this is a separate issue and we see what is going on. Say, the American aviation is making certain strikes. So far, their efficiency has not been very high, but it is too early to say that we are ready to do it. However, we are providing Syria with significant support anyway, both in equipment and armaments and in personnel training.
We signed major contracts with Syria some 5–7 years ago, and we are complying with them in full. Therefore, we are considering various scenarios, but so far, what you have mentioned is not on our agenda. However, we will continue our consultations both with our friends in Syria and with the countries in the region. I have already told you who we are having an exchange with on this matter, and the parties we are in dialogue with.
Thank you very much.
As the Americans are more and more nervous (some appeals on Greece etc.) it seems that Russian instructors could help the legitimate Syrian government forces rip the ass of US puppets.
Kerry reacted fully in line as if he/Pentagon/CIA was the head commander of ISIS (which is doubtful, but what was admitted that they were the creators).
Same story as with mujahedeens, Al-Qaida etc.
Well get your pop-corn buckets ready for LIVE streaming…
Calm, transparent, forthright–this may be why America’s former allies in the ME are now moving to Putin’s plan. Jordan, Egypt and some Gulf states are huge shifts toward a new approach. Assad’s flexibility is purely brought on by Putin and Lavrov’s work.
Is this enough?
As for the Russian economy, as it is, it will muddle on.
It needs transformation with new products to export.
Enticing foreign investment is one route to a stronger growth.
But resilience comes from making things other nations want.
One advantage Russian manufacturing could have is low cost because of energy.
It’s time for Russian innovation and invention in spheres other than weapons systems.
Q; Enticing foreign investment is one route to a stronger growth.
R; Hedge funds [and fill in all the other zionist money schemes that have hurt and destroyed the ‘middle class’ globally, in less than a decade] and ‘you’ don’t want any foreign financial presence on your soil, with the ability to destroy ‘you’ from within. You do it the Chinese way; every movement ‘controlled’ or under ‘control.’
Russia, as a country, has to become what ‘Systema‘ has been for over a thousand years.
Always defend yourself, that what you believe in and everything you stand for. Those will be just fights.
Talk about pitiful…
Kerry is worried about about media reports of Russia sending troops to Syria — as if US State Dept. had no access to their own information from intelligence about it and must rely on what a newspaper says?
This is what? Kerry’s diploma from the ‘Will Rogers School of Foreign Policy… ‘All I know is what I read in the papers’?
This is their old ‘we have evidence from reading the social media’?
What a bunch of sick and evil clowns!
US State Dept. nervous about ‘press reports’ of Russian military in Syria
Published time: 6 Sep, 2015 04:47Edited time: 7 Sep, 2015 13:26
The hype caused by those lost in translation apparently forced Secretary John Kerry to confront his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on the issue. In its statement, the US State Department placed a special emphasis on the fact that Kerry expressed “US concerns about reports suggesting an imminent enhanced Russian buildup there.”
“The Secretary made clear that if such reports were accurate, these actions could further escalate the conflict, lead to greater loss of innocent life, increase refugee flows and risk confrontation with the anti-ISIL Coalition operating in Syria,” the statement added, providing material for further eye-opening headlines.
Obama always gets all his reports from the social media. Never has an Intel briefing ahead of the MSM.
Plausible deniability is the first order of the Fraud-in-Chief.
Kerry is just doing what they all do. Cover their sorry asses.
Someday they will embarrass themselves by talking about media reports without realizing that they had forgotten to first leak the story and prime the media to hype it.
That’s already happened, first on 22 Nov 1963, in a New Zealand paper.
Here’s more, blue:
The paper’s name: Christchurch Star. Letter by Prouty mentioning his discovery of the Star’s content, and so much more, http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/USO/appF.html Discussion about the news item’s significance, http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/USO/chp3_p1.html#pgfId=7044
There are some similar jewels to initial 911 reports, too.
All the material produced by J. Fletcher Prouty must be read and reread–it’s that important despite its being dated. Dave Ratcliff’s site is where most of it can be found. The Saker may want to look at that site himself and provide a link for it.
Prouty’s character was in the movie JFK, played by Donald Sutherland.
Alex Jones is the source on this one.
Q; Alex Jones is the source on this one.
R; Alex Jones is a zionist tool.
This bullhorn baby should be scrutinized for what he leaves out, not what he yells left, right and center.
Actually Daniel, you don’t have any proof as links for what you say, the top sentence of that link you do provide says he ‘may’ be working for Israel…ever heard of a smear campaign Daniel ?
and I know several people in the Alternative Media that like Alex Jones.
I saw this item on another blog site that seems like more anti Putin propaganda, can anyone verify this or debunk it? I saw it on a socalled left wing site.
So the great hero of the “left” (sic!) wants to bring back the czars… The UK’s Daily Express reported June 24 that Vladimir Petrov, a lawmaker from Putin’s United Russia party, plans to introduce a law (to be implemented by the centenary of the end of czarist rule) that would “give the Royal family members a special status” and “stimulate their return to Russia.” Putin is said to have loaned his support to the idea. Yeah, the Express is a right-wing scandal-rag, but this appears to be true. The Moscow Times reported on the proposal that same day, and also mentioned that Petrov has actually written to Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna Romanova in Spain and Prince Dmitry Romanovich Romanov in Denmark, both of whom claim to be the head of the house of Romanov, pitching them on a return to Mother Russia…
It looks like a fake left wing cointelpro site, but who knows nowadays.
Ja ja ja ja ja ja
I wouldn’t trust anything written in the so-called “Moscow Times”.
However, there may be reasons of kinship and alliance with Europe behind reasoning of bringing back the Russian royal family.
Phoney, phoney immigration crisis. There have been proportionally larger immigration waves.
More than 2/3 of this wave are not from war zones– and more than half are men 18-34., looking for economic opportunity– the result of neo-colonial globalization and neoliberal economics inhibiting their own countries’ economies.
“The President of the German Industrial Federation, Ulrich Grillo, hopes for 800,000 extra foreign workers in Germany. Since European agreements forbid this, and since public opinion is hostile to the idea, he is playing his part in the staged « refugee crisis » in order to force the evolution of the law.”
Q; Phoney, phoney immigration crisis.
R; If this had happened back in 2011, when the current Syrian crisis was set into motion by FUKUS, it would have been perfectly explainable and even acceptable.
Now these poor people have become disposable pawns in the grand scheme of political prowess, and Turkish PM Erdogan, will, unfortunately, have the last laugh.
Erdogan the evil.
Less than a third are fleeing war. Al those personal stories are to manipulate. All over Public radio today.
‘Since the « Arab Spring », in 2011, the number of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean and enter the European Union has augmented considerably. It has more than doubled, and rose to 626,000 in 2014.
“However, contrary to a common misconception, this is not a new and unmanageable wave. In 1992, when the Union numbered only 15 of its current 28 states, it received even more than that – 672,000 refugees for 380 million inhabitants. So there remains a considerable margin before the refugees begin to destabilise the European economy and its 508 million present inabitants.” http://www.voltairenet.org/article188623.html
New China explosion today. People are losing count, so here they are listed, the ones I’ve heard of.
April 7, 2015
Blast rips through Chinese chemical plant for second time in two years
July 16, 2015
Another massive explosion at petrochemical plant in China
August 12, 2015
Tianjin, China, massive explosion, horrific images and devastation
August 22, 2015
Another chemical plant explosion in Shandiong province, China
August 23, 2015
Series of explosions at US military base in Japan
August 31, 2015
Enormous new factory blast rocks Chinese industrial region
September 07, 2015
Zhejiang Explosion: Another Massive Blast at Chemical Plant Rocks China
So much about Syria, Yemen, this days. How come there is nothing about coup in DNR/LNR?
No consensus yet as what or how to comment? Didn’t official approval to comment arrived yet to you Saker?
Magician pulls the attention other way while tricking you with you valet. Stealing your mind.
Probably waiting for whole Novorosia sell-off and traitors to finish filling the pockets. Remember those people massacred on Donetsk or Lugansk streets? Was the idea of freedom worth their lives? Looks now as they died for nothing. Those that survived should pack and go asap east over the border now.
How come there is nothing about coup in DNR/LNR? No consensus yet as what or how to comment?
Didn’t official approval to comment arrived yet to you Saker?
Ignoring the dumb innuendo, I will readily admit that:
1) I have no idea what really happened
2) Until I get some hard facts and good analyses I rather not post a load of bullshit like all those who, yet again, are screaming about the end of the DNR, the massive Betrayal of Russia, etc. etc. etc. etc.
I don’t need an official approval to use my head.
I need fact and analysis.
Others apparently don’t.
At a time when the blogosphere is overflowing with all sorts of crap, I have no time, or inclination, to chase after each one of the and waste my time debunking them one by one.
I am sure that if you like blogs filled with predictions of doom gloom you will know where to turn to.
“Didn’t official approval to comment arrived yet to you Saker?”
Perhaps you are oblivious to the practices of representatives of the Russian Federation and have a false notion of this blog?
“so far, what you have mentioned is not on our agenda”
A very peculiar choice of word. At the very least, it implies “but this could change” and from the guy who took back Crimea by denying the “little green men” before he acknowledged them, it can easily be seen as “I am denying for now, let us see how things unfold”. I personally find it likely to actually mean to the right people: “this is exactly our current agenda but we’ll be happy not to have to come to this if you become reasonable”.
Redford, by denying the little green men ? They were stationed there long before the Maidan. I’m not sure he sent more in until preparations for the referendum. Its such a joke really that the US didn’t forsee it. One of the best moves of the century. All in transparent daylight.
“Well, Mr President, you really spoil being a western leader, with all your hopes, truthfulness and honesty. You can’t join any of our FUKUS’ apparatuses, so, you’re on your own… OK, with China… yeah and India and… Oh, 147 other countries…” – EU Provisional sock puppet, not allowed to do anything, but in my mind.
Mr. Vladimir Putin is a very leader. With his friendship Syria will survive and will get freedom of those who are right now attacking his land.
“If today it is impossible to organize joint work directly ‘on the battlefield’, so to speak, involving all the countries interested in combating terrorism, we should at least achieve certain coordination between them.”
I wonder if he speaks only of coordinating Syria’s actions with those of the US.
Here is probably what’s planned by the US:
There is a hardline faction in US govt (neocons, Hillary, Petraeus, General Allen, probably the Zionists) that wants to follow the July Brookings Inst report. Brookings calls for US to openly send in “moderates” against ISIS, and to use the necessity to protect them to exclude Syrian forces from certain patches of terrain, which are then extended to cover more & more territory. Essentially no-fly zones due to US R2P (right to protect) of openly-declared “good guy” mercenaries supplemented w special forces. Officially they will at first be there only to fight ISIS.
The NYT article is clearly setting up to sell this strategy. In an article about the failures of the US’s first lot of “moderates” the NYT says, “He was still waiting to hear from the Americans how future graduates would be sent into Syria and protected.” and ” Pentagon planners are reviewing their support for rebels both before and after they are sent back to the battlefield, to see how it can be improved.”
–Moon of Alabama and NYT link.
It is unfortunate that Putin’s economic positions are far, far less sound than his international relations.
“In general, in a crisis situation, the best response is always to give business more freedom.”
No. No, in general that is far from the best response. In a crisis situation, typically business is part of the problem. Left to itself in “more freedom”, in a crisis business will conclude that there is going to be inadequate demand due to the crisis, that therefore spending money on their business will simply accelerate losses. Quite logically, business will pull in its horns, retrench, lay people off, cut spending. But this will worsen the crisis–multiply the layoffs and spending reductions across the economy and unemployment rises while demand falls, potentially creating a vicious circle: As business retrenches, demand falls; as demand falls, business retrenches (or goes out of business).
In such a situation the state needs to step in, spend money, create demand, create jobs directly, become the employer of last resort. This helps the situation directly, but it also gives business a bunch of people to sell to, so they don’t need to retrench and the vicious circle is broken. Classic Keynesianism is still the appropriate approach to get a stalled economy moving.
I know. He seems to understand economics but too much from a classical, or maybe even partly Chicago, POV. He is kind of stuck with that though with the people and current system he must work with and placate. It’s hard to tell what he may be thinking and not saying, however. Maybe he is a bit ‘schizoid’ on economics?
Putin is not a schizoid. It would be obvious if he was on many counts..he’s the total opposite.
He has a degree PhD in Economics, I suppose from that famous school in Russia, which I understand to be modeled on the current world economics of the West.
And he has to support his main banker who I’m sure is of that same school.
He can’t just grab the reins and do a 180…he has to slowly, without dumping anything overboard change the entire world…not an easy task ….
Hopefully he runs for president again in 2018..then after that term is coming to an end, there may be a real ($$$) indication of permanent change world wide….
I agree. However it doesn’t fit the neo-economics does it. I think Putin has seen the success of this model in destroying the Soviet Union by the US and seeks to emulate it in some way to turn the tables on the West.
So does China incidentally.
Unfortunately, its not that simple now is it.
Anyone seen Archduke Franz Ferdinand lately?
Speaking of which, when is Putin going to New York to appear at the UN? I understand that will be September 28? 3 weeks from now?
Putin better watch his back, wouldn’t it be just insane if some crazy Takfiri Wahhabi terrorist blew himself and Putin’s entourage up in New York in a few weeks!
Bloody Islamists. It would immediately kill a few birds with one stone for the West.
Well, here comes Syria in the meat-grinder. Obviously what US/UK troops do is not “destabilizing”.
I knew those ISIS masks were hiding NATO-types.
“Not only does Brookings lay out an open conspiracy to invade and occupy Syria, it does so with the open admission that the goal is not to degrade the fighting capacity of the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS or ISIL), but rather to undermine and eventually overthrow the Syrian government. In fact, Brookings makes a point of stating that the goal would be to seize and hold Syrian territory to further advance American ambitions toward regime change, and would move quickly to degrade the Syrian government’s ability to resist ISIS if any attempts were made by Damascus to stop the US invasion.
“News reports have trickled out regarding US and British “fighters” operating in Syria. Their backgrounds, affiliations, logistical support, and transportation to the battlefield have been intentionally left ambiguous by the Western media. Occasionally, open admissions are made that US and British special forces are operating in Syria, with one recent report indicating British Special Air Service (SAS) operators were in Syria “dressed as ISIS fighters.” The UK Express reported in their article, “SAS dress as ISIS fighters in undercover war on jihadis,” that:
“The unorthodox tactic, which is seeing SAS units dressed in black and flying ISIS flags, has been likened to the methods used by the Long Range Desert Group against Rommel’s forces during the Second World War.
“More than 120 members belonging to the elite regiment are currently in the war-torn country on operation Shader, tasked with destroying IS equipment and munitions which insurgents constantly move to avoid Coalition air strikes.
“Of course, this alleged and very risky military operation to “destroy IS equipment and munitions” in Syria begs belief as all of ISIS’ equip first enters Syria at the very Turkish-Syrian border the SAS likely staged to begin their operation. Strategically and tactically, interdicting ISIS’ supplies before they reach Syria would effectively cripple ISIS’ fighting capacity in the matter of weeks. It is clear that the SAS and other Western special forces are not in Syria to fight ISIS, but as Brookings itself admits, to take and hold Syrian territory from which terrorist groups, including ISIS can more safely wage war against Damascus.”
First appeared: http://journal-neo.org/2015/09/08/us-seeks-occupation-as-us-fighters-flood-syria/
Well it looks like Bulgaria has scumbed again to US pressure. I think they should take the bulk of refugees as they don’t want aid to reach the Syrian people:
and according to RT:
“Russia picks Syria aid flight route to east of Greece – reports
Russia plans to use an air route to the east of Greece to transport aid into Syria, Reuters quoted a Greek government spokesman as saying Tuesday. The change would mean the use of Greek airspace for such flights is no longer an issue. However, the Greek Foreign Ministry has not so far confirmed that Moscow has decided to deliver aid to Syria avoiding Greek airspace. On Monday, a ministry spokesman said that Washington had asked Greece to deny Russia the use of Greek airspace for the flights.”
Western controlled Reuters seems to be the oracle on this…….and we now see how the rumour spreading works…..
More on the Turkish damming of the Euphrates and the interesting fact that the dam authorities are operating from an ISIL-controlled area:
More on the Turkish damming of the Euphrates and the interesting fact that the dam authorities are operating from an ISIL-controlled area:
‘From the Nile to the Euphrates’ – now where have I heard that one before?
Ps Mod – please ignore first post and substitute with this. if no hassle for you. Thanks.
That’s funny and admirable how the Great Satan is managing his puppets. This time it is Bulgaria and Greece. Former bans Ruskis to flight over them and greeks consider the same.
Ingenuity of the Great Satan is un exostable. He barks but scare to bite bur eventually will succeed soone or late to jump to russian throught.. He’s on the track , he cannot abandon it.
Anyway Ruskis are framed to show not having guts in front of the whole world. What a shame.