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Forum: Middle East 10-17-2017
Replies: 337
Views: 84,208
Posted By CrowBat
Let me recapitulate to see if I've got everything...

Let me recapitulate to see if I've got everything right: well before it's ever got as far as to finish the Daesh in Iraq, the Iraqi government (read: IRGC) turned against Kurds in northern...
Forum: Middle East 09-17-2017
Replies: 198
Views: 91,092
Posted By CrowBat
Have you checked the details of reports in...

Have you checked the details of reports in question?

Namely, all the babbling about 'smuggling routes' over Oman is entirely unsupported. Indeed, of all the 'Iranian-made anti-tank weapons' the...
Forum: Middle East 09-17-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
Ah yes, excuse me: 60,000 disappeared and 200,000...

Ah yes, excuse me: 60,000 disappeared and 200,000 others detained (https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/jul/04/families-syria-disappeared-demand-answers-un)...
...
Forum: Middle East 09-17-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
It wasn't 'the regime', but Hezbollah. Look whom...

It wasn't 'the regime', but Hezbollah. Look whom Zahreddine (commander of the former southern pocket) thanked as first when interviewed on the TV (https://streamable.com/kujzw).


...which is the...
Forum: Middle East 08-03-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
There is a nice verb in German, for which there...

There is a nice verb in German, for which there is no translation to English.

It's called 'zerreden'.

It's the best description of such 'explanations' about Syria, like your's.

Example? ...
Forum: Middle East 08-02-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
Meanwhile, I would 'upgrade' this thesis to: 'he...

Meanwhile, I would 'upgrade' this thesis to: 'he (and other Western cleptocrac... erm... 'governments') acted intentionally'.

Just like in Libya of 2011, and right from the start, the idea of...
Forum: Middle East 05-24-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
It's very simple, actually: the 'terrorists' in...

It's very simple, actually: the 'terrorists' in question are forbidden from fighting Damascus and Moscow. They are fighting Daesh all the time.

Now, feel free to make up your mind...

16 Years...
Forum: Middle East 05-13-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
No. My conclusion is that the USA + NATO were...

No. My conclusion is that the USA + NATO were 'OK' with a military regime in Turkey, when that fitted their interests, and are 'not OK' with an Islamist destroying the Turkish democracy when that's...
Forum: Middle East 05-12-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
To recapitulate news of the day, i.e....

To recapitulate news of the day, i.e. consequences of the Pentagon - supported by a gang of idiotically short-sighted EU governments - running the US foreign policy in Syria...

1.) Some might...
Forum: Middle East 05-12-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
Yes, it's something like that, and as explained...

Yes, it's something like that, and as explained nearly a year ago at the end of the feature here: Russia, Syria and Iran Have Made a Mess of Their Military Alliance...
Forum: Middle East 05-11-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
Jordan shot down an UAV that entered its airspace...

Jordan shot down an UAV that entered its airspace from Syria (https://twitter.com/Charles_Lister/status/862394260682928132) - and here evidence of Hezbollah (or the IRGC) operating UAVs over Jordan...
Forum: Middle East 05-11-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
In Syria, the Russians are meanwhile working...

In Syria, the Russians are meanwhile working against Iranian interests, and this at the time the Assad-Regime is still providing the IRGC with the right to do whatever it wants to do. Thus, the chaos...
Forum: Middle East 05-10-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
...and whoever might come to the idea to...

...and whoever might come to the idea to investigate the PKK - and Pentagon's relations to it - is almost certainly going to get fired too.

BTW, here a nice collage of PKK's turncoats over the...
Forum: Middle East 05-10-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
Well, at least in Syria they're trying to avoid...

Well, at least in Syria they're trying to avoid this problem - by insistently cooperating with the regime and forcing all the warlords to subject themselves to the central command.

The result of...
Forum: Middle East 05-09-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
You know what they used to say in X-Files: 'Trust...

You know what they used to say in X-Files: 'Trust no one...' ;-)
Forum: Middle East 05-09-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
Question is: what and how many Syrians? ...

Question is: what and how many Syrians?

Alone the title of Airwars.org's report Reckless Disregard... (http://airwars.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Reckless-Disregard.pdf) says it all: casualty...
Forum: Middle East 05-09-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
After reading this, I've checked the last two...

After reading this, I've checked the last two days. Here the results:

- Air Strikes by VKS & SyAAF, 7 May#2017 (https://medium.com/@x_TomCooper_x/air-strikes-by-vks-syaaf-7-may-2017-63de1cf1211a)...
Forum: Middle East 05-08-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
Confirmed: Russian Beriyev A-50 SRDLO (AWACS)...

Confirmed: Russian Beriyev A-50 SRDLO (AWACS) Deployed in Syria

As announced on 29 April this year (https://medium.com/@x_TomCooper_x/air-strikes-by-vks-syaaf-29-april-2017-5f65785ef52b), a photo...
Forum: Middle East 05-08-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
Azor, it's perfectly possible there is a ton...

Azor,
it's perfectly possible there is a ton of threads on the Russian military, Ukraine etc. elsewhere around the SWC, but sorry: got no time to follow them (too). I primarily come here to...
Forum: Middle East 05-07-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
Is that confirmed? Just read some report...

Is that confirmed? Just read some report stressing such claims were premature and the fourth assault was beaten back.

EDIT: even more so since the FSyA should've killed Yahya Baloush...
Forum: Middle East 05-07-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
Well, the sarcast in me would like to say that...

Well, the sarcast in me would like to say that posting links is not the same like reading their content, and reading means anything else than 'automatically' understanding the content, 'too'.

But...
Forum: Middle East 05-06-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
On the contrary, it defines what areas are...

On the contrary, it defines what areas are Russians and the IRGC going to attack in the future.

The only thing that makes me wonder is Turkish agreement to such conditions: Ankara must feel...
Forum: Middle East 05-06-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
Citing Azor's post in part and Pavel Felgenhauer...

Citing Azor's post in part and Pavel Felgenhauer at Jamestown Foundation: https://jamestown.org/program/putin-calls-safe-zones-syria-russian-supervision/

Selected Excerpt:Well, this might be...
Forum: Middle East 05-05-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
In best traditions of modern US-made...

In best traditions of modern US-made international-security-related... erm... 'journalism', the authors are conveniently talking themselves past the problem.

Wrong. Alone the notion of 'the Assad...
Forum: Middle East 05-04-2017
Replies: 549
Views: 66,919
Posted By CrowBat
Thanks, but that translation is not mine: it's...

Thanks, but that translation is not mine: it's Taimimi's (see the link to his article I've posted above).

The importance of his 'find' is as follows:

1.) It's a definite confirmation that the...
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