Syria’s Assad Says Trump Is Puppet of US Deep State

(This is the same thing I have written several times and the same thing Obama himself inferred about Trump after their first post-election meeting when he said he had “hope” about the new administration because “…Trump is not an ideological man. He is pragmatic”. Being an ideological blank slate makes candidates perfect for the job)

(The full transcript of this interview can be found here)

from TeleSur

Trump “changed his rhetoric completely and subjected himself to the terms of the deep American state, or the deep American regime,” Assad said

“Yes, from a Western perspective, you are now sitting with the devil. This is how they market it in the west,” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told teleSUR’s Rolando Segura in an exclusive interview from Damascus, addressing a range of subjects including claims of chemical attacks as well as the shifting geopolitical alignments impacting the war which has ravaged his country.

Speaking on the subject of Donald Trump, the Syrian leader said the U.S. president “has no policies,” but is rather implementing decisions made by “the intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, the big arms manufacturers, oil companies, and financial institutions.”

“As we have seen in the past few weeks, he changed his rhetoric completely and subjected himself to the terms of the deep American state, or the deep American regime,” Assad said…

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Turkish warplanes hit Washington’s Kurdish proxy forces in Syria

from WSWS

Turkish cross-border attacks against Kurdish militia positions in Syria and Iraq continued for a second day Wednesday, following dozens of airstrikes on Tuesday that left at least 70 people, including both Kurdish fighters and civilians, dead.

The attacks were met with protests from both Washington and Moscow, as well as the Syrian government. One of the main targets of the strikes was the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which constitutes the backbone of so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which serves as the main proxy ground force in the US intervention against ISIS in Syria.

The US State Department said Tuesday that it was “deeply concerned” about the airstrikes, which it charged were launched “without proper coordination” and had “led to the unfortunate loss of life of our partner forces.”

A spokesman for the US-dominated anti-ISIS “coalition” told a Pentagon teleconference Wednesday that Turkey had provided less than an hour’s warning before bombs fell on Iraq and Syria (didn’t give Uncle CIA enough time to warn KurdISIS)…

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German Soldier Caught Setting Up False Flag Gladio Attack… In Germany… So They Stage An Attack to Distract the German Public

by Scott Creighton

A German soldier stationed in France has been living a double life supposedly without the knowledge of his commanding officers.

They wont release his name but the soldier was somehow able to stay away from his base for long periods of time without causing suspicion and remarkably was able to register as a Syrian refugee without speaking Arabic and in spite of his German heritage.

“An officer in the German army who spent more than a year posing as a Syrian refugee has been arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack.

The 28-year-old lieutenant, who has not been named under German privacy laws, was living a double life, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Police are believed to be working on the theory that the officer, who has a history of expressing anti-foreigner views, planned to carry out a “false flag” terror attack and blame it on refugees…

The arrested man successfully posed as Syrian asylum-seeker despite the fact he is of German background and speaks no Arabic.” Telegraph

This only came to light because this German false flag terrorist (Operation Gladio ring any bells?) was caught by Austrian authorities trying to hide a gun in an airport that he could use later for a terror attack.

Authorities in Germany said “gee? I don’t what on earth his motivation could have been… ”

“It’s more than strange. We will have to wait for the investigation to uncover his motives.”

For those of you who don’t know the translation what that means is “we have to wait until we can come up with some bullshit you idiots will believe”

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The Trumpening Accelerates: ObamaCare to Stay (and get worse), NAFTA Remains (and gets worse) and Wars, Wars, Wars for the MIC

by Scott Creighton

Repeal fascist ObamaCare on Day One. Remember that?

Use an executive order to end NAFTA right off the bat and bring jobs back to our desperate middle class workers.

End the stupid wars in the Middle East and spend that money by “Making America Great Again” instead.

This is what got the Duke of Orange elected in a surprise victory in November: a solidly populist message that appealed to the working class Americans who have been getting screwed by the “centrists” and the “free marketeers” in Washington for decades.

Here we are, still less than 100 days into the new administration and the populist Trump campaign platform is long gone… in it’s place is a brutally establishment agenda fit for the most neoliberal of neocons.

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CrossTalk: Le Pen vs. Macron (with John Laughland and Pepe Escobar)

Maxine Waters Loses Her Mind to “Anti-Russia Dementia” – Like the Rest of the Black Caucus

by Glen Ford, from BAR

When Maxine Waters goes gung-ho crazy for the War Party, it tells us that the Black political class — overwhelmingly Democrats — are utterly useless to any movement for peace and social justice. In the throes of a terminal case of “Anti-Russia Dementia,” otherwise known as “Putin Derangement Syndrome,” the California congresswoman told a Tax March crowd in front of the U.S. Capitol that President Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin somehow conspired to arrange both the chemical event that killed dozens in northern Syria and the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian military airfield that followed. In a interview with a Huffington Post reporter, Waters said:

“I don’t believe there’s any real tension” between Trump and Putin. “I think they’re putting on a show. And I think Putin is gonna come back and make it look as if he’s gonna hold the line somewhat on Syria now, and then want something in exchange for that — and that exchange is, lift the sanctions.”

Waters has clearly lost her mind, her brain operating at the cartoon level. But, her mental and moral disintegration differs only in degree from that of the Congressional Black Caucus as a body, which has been drifting to the dark side on war ever since the First Black President got his hands on the nuclear button. Even Barbara Lee, the only member of Congress to vote against the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, appears to accept the manifestly false allegation that the Syrian military used chemical weapons in al-Qaida controlled Idlib province. She demands only that the U.S. Congress be allowed to play its part in the aggression…

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ISIS once ‘apologized’ to Israel for attacking IDF soldiers – former Defense Minister

from RT

Tel Aviv remains so “neutral” in the Syrian conflict that even Islamic State terrorists have on at least one occasion “apologized” to Israel for mistakenly attacking IDF soldiers in the occupied Golan Heights, according to a former Israeli Defense Minister.

Speaking about the wider Israeli policy of “neutrality” in Syria, former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon accidentally acknowledged that Israel has an open communications channel with an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) cell which operates in Gollan Heights.

“There was one case recently where Daesh opened fire and apologized,” Ya’alon said on Saturday, as cited by the Times of Israel…

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