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UN chief, China, Germany, prioritize Syrian stability to resolve refugee crisis

Posted by seumasach on November 9, 2015


“He also noted that Berlin’s interests are “more in line with those of Russia and China than those of the US,” echoing what German political scientist Matthias Küntzel in 2009 referred as the emergence of a “new constellation” of powers with USA/UK/France on one side and Russia/China/Germany on the other.[8]

With the recent upgrade of Sino-British relationship to “comprehensive strategic partnership” and EU members clamoring to join China’s AIIB and ‘One Belt One Road’ initiatives earlier this year, the Beijing-Moscow-Berlin based constellation may actually be expanding.[9]

Asia Times

9th November, 2015

In 2003, Germany opposed US invasion of Iraq, and again in 2011 when US bombed the Gaddafi regime that tragically transformed Libya from a relatively stable country to a failed state.[1]

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If you can’t beat them join them!

Posted by seumasach on October 20, 2015

Or WW3 “to stop the bloodshed”

Cailean Bochanan

20th October, 2015
Russia’s bold move to finally bring effective military force to bear against ISIL has given rise to some strange political activity in the West and heightened, collective, cognitive dissonance.
Casually turning on the TV to watch the Scottish National Party’s conference in Aberdeen I couldn’t believe my eyes when a Syrian “refugee” was given the platform and proceeded to deliver a rant against Syria’s President Assad which would be worthy of John MacCain. According to this gentleman extremism in Syria is caused by Assad and we need to establish “No bomb zones” to protect civilians. Readers may notice a similarity between “No bomb zones” and the famous “No fly zones” which also never happened.

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Russia can bring stability to Syria

Posted by seumasach on October 16, 2015

“In conclusion, he said that right now, the most urgent measure is to achieve coordination between Russia and the West in order to avoid accidents in the airspace of Syria.According to Brenton, it would help to jointly start outlining common goals and a shared political stance on Syria.”

Russia Has a Shot at Bringing Stability to Syria – Former UK Ambassador


16th October, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s alliance with Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad may add to ending the armed conflict in Syria, according to the former British Ambassador to Russia.

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Obama cuts loose Syria’s civil war

Posted by seumasach on October 13, 2015


Indian Punchline

10th October, 2015

The Pentagon virtually announced on Friday that the US is pulling out of the civil war in Syria – recruiting and training rebel groups to overthrow the government of President Bashar al-Assad – and will instead concentrate its energy and resources on the fight against the Islamic State. The Pentagon announcement,here, followed a decision taken by President Barack Obama himself.


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The anti-Corbyn coup is stillborn

Posted by seumasach on October 12, 2015

Cailean Bochanan

12th October, 2015

The long awaited coup against Jeremy Corbyn has finally materialized. Up to fifty Labour MPs are reported to be prepared to vote for military action in Syria were it to be put to a vote. What possessed them to put forward this woefully mistimed move is anyone’s guess. Perhaps they had been reading Socialist Worker and been inflamed by its reports of “some 10,000” barrel boms “dropped in the first six months of this year” and how Russia “wants to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s regime, which is crumbling, so it is attacking all forms of opposition.” In any case, they have decided that the time has come for another UK intervention to protect civilians by creating safe havens for them. That would involve, as Labour MP John Woodcock put it, “greater involvement from air forces to sustain a no-fly zone and will certainly require an end to the hand-wringing over President Putin’s disgraceful deceit in bombing anti-Assad rebels rather than Daesh [Isis].”

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Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state

Posted by seumasach on October 10, 2015

This is a timely moment to recall Putin’s statement to the Arab League back in March


29th March, 2015

Vladimir Putin has said Russia will fight for an independent Palestinian state, and called for the issues of the Middle East to be resolved through peaceful means.

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Russia outflanks Turkey in Syria

Posted by seumasach on October 7, 2015


Asia Times

6th October, 2015

Turkey has voiced strong opposition to the Russian military intervention in Syria. How far will Turkey take this campaign?

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Russia, US work on agreement to coordinate air operations in Syria

Posted by seumasach on October 7, 2015

See also: New Cold War or War on Terror

“I have, for some time, been talking up a strategic alliance between Washington and Moscow as the great paradigm shift in global geo-politics. It was, admittedly, difficult to see how such a shift could come about. Indeed, the failure of Obama’s reset was just another amongst a litany of seeming failures. But if that remains a strategic goal of Obama, and I believe that it must, then War on TerrorII would be the key to its realization.”


7th October, 2015

Baku – APA. The Russian Defense Ministry and the Pentagon are working on an agreement to coordinate military flights in Syria, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry, RT reported.

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Moscow and Washington work together to restructure international relations

Posted by seumasach on October 5, 2015

Thierry Meyssan


5th October, 2015

While the Atlantist media seem to be falling sick, infected by a sudden attack of the anti-Russian fever, Thierry Meyssan interprets Moscow’s military action in Syria as the first step towards a complete revision of international relations. In his opinion, the important question is not so much whether Russia will save the Syrian Arab Republic from the jihadists, but whether Russia’s army could partially replace the US army in the region in order to guarantee security. Basing his interpretation on an internal document from the Security Council, he affirms that Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama are acting together against the US liberal hawks and neo-conservatives.

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Europe moving closer to Russia’s position on Syria

Posted by seumasach on October 1, 2015

Russia Insider

30th September, 2015

This article originally appeared on the website of BüSo. Translated by Thomas Trautzsch for Russia Insider.

Russia’s actions in Syria and the effects of the refugee crisis in Europe have lead to a significant rethinking in Europe. The recognition that a peaceful solution to the bloody civil war in Syria can only be achieved together with the Assad Government and the involvement of important powers of the region gaining ever more grounds.

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Syria: Turkey’s Erdogan jumps ship

Posted by seumasach on September 28, 2015


Indian Punchline

25th September, 2015

The Syrian President Bashar Al Assad made a rare appearance at the Al Adel mosque in Damascus on Thursday to lead the Eid prayers. This year’s Eid Al Adha prayers are of special spiritual significance to Assad. On Thursday, the tide distinctly began turning in his favor in Syria’s civil war.

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