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 Post subject: Re: PAN-CHAOS - Libya > Egypt > Syria > Iran > Iraq > US
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Published on Oct 23, 2015
A new report reveals that eight of the 12 surviving sons of Saudi Arabia’s founding monarch are supporting a palace coup to oust King Salman.

British daily, the Independent, quoted an unnamed Saudi prince as saying that there is an increasing pressure within the royal family to end the internal power struggle that has erupted since King Salman inherited the throne early this year. He said a clear majority of powerful clerics also back the move to oust the current King and install his younger brother, Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, in his place. The prince also predicted that eventually either King Salman will step down or Prince Ahmed will become Crown Prince, with full control over the whole country. The prince, who was not named for quote-security reasons, is reportedly the author of two recently published letters calling for the royal family to replace the current Saudi leadership.



Israel’s Geopolitical Gut Check - -> http://www.theamericanconservative.com/ ... gut-check/
September 6, 2017

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A once favorable balance of power has shifted, clipping Tel Aviv's wings.

Tel Aviv has had a bad few weeks. A once favorable regional balance of power has suddenly shifted in a direction that clips Israel’s wings—all while adversaries on its borders are making swift strategic gains.

At the core of the issue is Israel’s obsession with Iranian ascendancy in the region. The 2015 nuclear deal that ended the Islamic Republic’s isolation was a real setback for the Israeli establishment, but what really hit home this summer was a steady succession of political and military victories for the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad and his Iranian and Hezbollah allies.

So Israel’s power players headed to the United States and Russia to try to claw back some lost leverage on the ground.

They returned from Washington empty-handed, unable to wrest guarantees on keeping Iranian and allied troops out of southern Syria, where the U.S. and Russia in July established a de-escalation zone near Israel’s border.

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Palace Coup in Riyadh - Thierry Meyssan -> http://www.voltairenet.org/article198647.html

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While the war against Daesh is drawing to a close in Iraq and Syria, and the war against the pseudo-Kurdistan seems to have been avoided, several States of the Greater Middle East are regaining the initiative. Profiting from the fluidity of the moment, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has brutally eliminated the members of the royal family who may be in a position to contest his Power. So not only has the regional balance of power been modified by war, but one of the region’s main actors has just changed its objectives.
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On 3 November, Israël declared itself ready to protect the Druzes, from the South of Syria, against the jihadists who had just attacked the Syrian village of Hader. Since the beginning of 2017, Tel-Aviv has been trying to create a Druze separatist movement in the South of Syria on the model of the one it had built with the Kurds from the North and Iraq. Mossad recruited Syrian Major Khaldoun Zeineddine, who attempted to declare a « Druzistan ». But he managed to raise only a dozen combatants willing to fight Damascus.

On the same day, Turkey gathered the different jihadist organisations from Idleb in order to create a « Government of National Salvation », presided by Muhammad Al-Sheikh, and including Riyad Al-Asaad as Vice-Prime Minister. For the governorate of Idleb, Ankara recycled the idea of its Qatari ally, which, in 2012, had already founded an alternative Syrian government under the title of the « Syrian National Coalition ».

There has been no sign from Teheran, probably because the Islamic Republic of Iran is the only one of the four great States which has beaten both Daesh and the Barzanis. It therefore has no interest in changing the deal.

The surprise came from Riyadh. The royal family has not sought to impose a new regional order, but Prince Mohammed ben Salame (« MBS ») has shaken up the fossilised structure of his kingdom.

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6 Nov 2017
1 \ I published on channel 10 a cable sent to Israeli diplomats asking to lobby for Saudis\Hariri &against Hezbollah
2 \ The cable sent from the MFA in Jerusalem to all Israeli embassies toes the Saudi line regarding the Hariri resignation
3 \ The Israeli diplomats were instructed to Demarch their host governments over the domestic political situation in Lebanon. Very rare move
4 \ The cable said: "You need to stress that the Hariri resignation shows how dangerous Iran and Hezbollah are for Lebanon's security"
5 \ "Hariri's resignation proves wrong the argument that Hezbollah participation in the government stabilizes Lebanon", the Cable added
6 \ The cable instructed Israeli diplomat to support Saudi Arabia over its war with the Houthis in Yemen
7 \ The cable also stressed: "The missile launch by the Houthis towards Riyadh calls for applying more pressure on Iran & Hezbollah". END



Xi Jinping: the Geo-Economic Emperor with a 15 year head start - Alfredo Jalife-Rahme -> http://www.voltairenet.org/article198617.html

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While the Western Press mocks the Grand Mass of the Chinese Communist Party’s Congress, Alfredo Jalife is taking President Xi’s announcements very seriously. Far from comparing him to an emperor, Jalife sees him as one of the senior officials that have made China “millénaire”. Jalife observes how Xi is following through with the planned Silk Route and is demonstrating his willingness to partner Western investors through a dollar offering. He also comments on the reform of the military’s structure of command with a view to developing it.

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Russia beats Saudi Arabia as China's top crude oil supplier in 2016 - -> https://www.reuters.com/article/us-chin ... SKBN1570VJ
January 23, 2017

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Russia overtook Saudi Arabia in 2016 to became China’s biggest crude oil supplier for the first year ever, customs data showed on Monday, boosted by robust demand from independent Chinese “teapot” refineries.

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How China neatly illustrates the Saudi oil dilemma - -> https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/world ... l-dilemma/
05 June 2017

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Saudi Arabia’s dilemma is shown quite neatly by its decision to raise crude oil prices for Asian refiners even though the kingdom is steadily surrendering market share in China, its biggest customer.
Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company, lifted the official selling price for its benchmark Arab Light grade to Asian refiners by 60c a barrel for July shipments, according to a statement released on Sunday.
Arab Light cargoes for July will now be sold at a discount of 25c a barrel to the Oman-Dubai crude price, up from a discount of 85c for June shipments.
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China shows the dilemma

But while it’s relatively easy for the Saudis to increase their official selling price by more than their customers expected, it’s less easy to fight off competitors from outside the agreement to restrict production.
China, the world’s biggest crude importer, is a case in point.
Saudi Arabia supplied 3.956-million tonnes of crude to China in April, according to customs figures released on May 23, taking their year-to-date total to 18.314-million.
This gave the Saudis a share of Chinese imports of 11.5% in April, lower than their January-April share of 13.2%.
What is probably more worrying for the Saudis is that their market share in China is heading in the wrong direction, given it was 13.4% for the whole of 2016.
In contrast, the share of Chinese imports enjoyed by Brazil, a producer outside the Opec and allies agreement, is rising.


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What the Saudi Shake up Means for China - -> https://thediplomat.com/2017/11/what-th ... for-china/

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Developments in Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest or second largest oil producer, will have major implications for China, the world’s largest oil importer. China has an interest in low oil prices: every dollar increase in the price of oil suppresses Chinese economic activity by billions of dollars. A 2015 IMF study projected that lower oil prices would, by 2020, increase global GDP between 0.4 and 0.6 percent and Chinese GDP specifically would rise between 0.5 and 2.0 percent. Other studies (in Chinese) suggest that low commodity prices save the Chinese economy approximately $460 billion per year.
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China has a unique – and possibly highly constructive – role to play in Gulf security. In the short term, visits from high-level Chinese officials to Saudi Arabia (and finalizing some of the $70 billion in China-Saudi deals) could bolster support for the Crown Prince’s reform program. China has highly workable relationships with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Iran, and could play an important role in facilitating dialogue and reducing tensions across the region.

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Moscow Outmaneuvers Washington’s Kurdistan Project - F. William Engdahl -> https://journal-neo.org/2017/11/04/mosc ... n-project/


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Russian Oil Geopolitics

A crucial if little-noted factor in making the strategic shift in the geopolitical energy field of the Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish regions in the last months has been Russia, specifically Russia’s giant state-owned Rosneft.

Surprising many, just after the September 25 Iraqi Kurd referendum vote, Rosneft CEO, Igor Sechin announced that Rosneft had agreed to buy control of Iraqi Kurdistan’s main oil pipeline, boosting its investment in the autonomous region to $4 billion according to remarks by Sechin on October 18 at a conference this author attended in Italy two days before the signing of the deal.

Rosneft plans to increase pipeline capacity to 950,000 bpd. Under the agreement Rosneft will control the majority 60% with the rest held by the current operator, the Kurdish KAR Group in Erbil. In addition to investing $3.5 billion into the Kurdish pipeline, Rosneft earlier this year lent the regional Kurdish government $1.2 billion to ease a budget crisis, making Russia far and away the largest foreign investor in the Iraqi Kurdish region.

The same day, October 19, the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), strongly backed by US weapons and training, in the ongoing war in Syria’s oil and gas-rich Deir Ezzor province, made a surprise deal to turn over the rich gas field to troops of the Russian Ground Forces, according to a report in the Beirut Almasdar News.


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The inside story of the Saudi night of long knives - -> http://www.atimes.com/article/inside-st ... ng-knives/

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Princes, ministers and a billionaire are 'imprisoned' in the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton while the Saudi Arabian Army is said to be in an uproar

The House of Saud’s King Salman devises an high-powered “anti-corruption” commission and appoints his son, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS, as chairman.

Right on cue, the commission detains 11 House of Saud princes, four current ministers and dozens of former princes/cabinet secretaries – all charged with corruption. Hefty bank accounts are frozen, private jets are grounded. The high-profile accused lot is “jailed” at the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton.

War breaks out within the House of Saud, as Asia Times had anticipated back in July. Rumors have been swirling for months about a coup against MBS in the making. Instead, what just happened is yet another MBS pre-emptive coup.

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Saudi Arabia gets its first real government - David P. Goldman, Spengler -> http://www.atimes.com/saudi-arabia-gets ... overnment/

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A couple of years ago I attended seminars with Chinese and Israeli counterterrorism experts in Beijing, in my capacity as a board member of a foundation that promotes Sino-Israel relations. A senior Chinese official complained that the Saudi royal family funds every radical madrassa in Xinjiang province, where Muslim Uyghurs of Turkish ethnicity form the majority. With a long and porous border stretching through sparsely-populated lands, Chinese security couldn’t prevent the funds from pouring in.

I asked our Chinese hosts why they didn’t remonstrate with the Saudi government. The Chinese official said, “We talk to the Saudis all the time, and they say they will have nothing to do with it. But this is not a government. It is a family! Some crazy cousin is always sending money to terrorists through informal finance channels.”

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This is a hard read from the Guardian.

The Guardian wrote:
After the liberation of Mosul, an orgy of killing
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

One hot and sticky evening in July, in the dying days of the battle for Mosul, a group of Iraqi army officers sat for dinner in a requisitioned civilian house not far from the ruins of the mosque where, three years earlier, the leader of Islamic State had announced the creation of a new caliphate.
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The officers at dinner that night were all veterans of the war against Isis, but nothing in their long years of fighting compared to what they had experienced over the past few weeks in Mosul, one of the fiercest urban battles since the second world war. They fought in narrow alleyways, old stone houses and dense networks of tunnels and basements. Their advance was sometimes measured in metres, and their casualties were mounting.
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Before leaving, a wiry junior officer named Taha asked the commander: “Sir, what do we do with the two detainees?” The prisoners had crossed the frontlines the night before and taken shelter with a civilian who denounced them to the army. “We tried to hand them to the intelligence service, but they refused to take them.”

“Yes,” the commander said, “they told me: ‘You deal with detainees from your end. We can’t hold them because of human rights and Red Cross inspections.’”
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Shortly after dinner, Taha walked into the room and grabbed the head of the younger man who was to be released on the commander’s order. He had been beaten so hard that a large ball of pink flesh had replaced his right eye, and his lips were blue, thick and pouting. “Eh, you have lost your eye, who did this to you?” asked Taha, laughing.
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Iraq is not a viable state, probably never was, It's time to let the various factions split and create their own Countries. Maybe they'll have peace then.

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Iraq is not a viable state, probably never was, It's time to let the various factions split and create their own Countries. Maybe they'll have peace then.



Is any country with a straight-lined border ?


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tulip wrote:
Iraq is not a viable state, probably never was, It's time to let the various factions split and create their own Countries. Maybe they'll have peace then.



Is any country with a straight-lined border ?



Canada and the USA have two that are mostly straight. South Korea is generally doing OK. Apart from that, it's difficult to think of any.

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mr_anderson wrote:
tulip wrote:
Iraq is not a viable state, probably never was, It's time to let the various factions split and create their own Countries. Maybe they'll have peace then.



Is any country with a straight-lined border ?



Canada and the USA have two that are mostly straight. South Korea is generally doing OK. Apart from that, it's difficult to think of any.



Indeed, however Canada & the USA are ruled by the same cultures that drew the straight lines.
South Korea is a viable state, but the North is not.


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SDF defector: US coalition made secret deals with Daesh in Syria - -> https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20171 ... -in-syria/

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The former spokesman of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), who defected from the US-backed coalition to Turkey, has accused the Kurdish-led group of making evacuation deals with Daesh fighters.

In the latest segment of an interview conducted with the Anadolu Agency, defector Talal Silo alleged that US-backed fighters had struck several deals with Daesh, allowing fighters and their families safe passage out of Raqqa, Manbij and Tabqa and that some had found their way to the Euphrates Shield zone.

“The SDF failed several times to capture Tabqa and its dam and they held negotiations with Daesh. According to that agreement, Daesh left the city and let the SDF remove all booby traps in the dam compound. In return more than 500 Daesh terrorists were evacuated to Raqqa city,” he told reporters.

Silo has also alleged that the SDF, which is dominated by Kurdish fighters, is a cover for the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which Turkey has designated a terror organisation, and the People’s Protection Units (YPG).

“It is only a name. Nothing else. We take everything, including our salaries, from YPG. The US authorities wanted to give arms to Kurds. The announcement of SDF’s establishment was only a drama. The US gave the leadership to the Kurds and PKK.”

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2013 corruption scandal in Turkey - -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_corr ... _in_Turkey

Halkbank Says Role in Iran Gold Legal After CEO Arrest - -> https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... o-arrested
December 23, 2013


Turkey shocked over banker's arrest in New York - -> https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origin ... -york.html

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Zarrab, a Turkish citizen of Azeri Iranian background who himself is currently in US custody, entered the spotlight in December 2013, when he was arrested for bribing high-ranking Cabinet ministers from Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). The scandal erupted with the arrest of several AKP ministers’ sons by police officers and prosecutors suspected to be linked to US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. Meanwhile, compromising phone conversations involving various AKP personalities, including then-AKP Chairman and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, appeared online. The corruption and eavesdropping scandal led to a fallout between Gulen and Erdogan, who had enjoyed an alliance against Turkey’s secular old guard from 2002 until 2013.

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The Zarrab Court Case: What it means for Flynn, Trump, Erdogan, Even Putin - -> https://www.forbes.com/sites/melikkayla ... ven-putin/


Turkey issues arrest warrant for former CIA official over coup attempt - -> https://www.politico.eu/article/graham- ... p-attempt/

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ISTANBUL — Turkey issued an arrest warrant on Friday for a former CIA official on charges of attempting to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his government, a move likely to put further strain on deteriorating ties between Ankara and Washington.
Turkey’s chief prosecutor accuses Graham Fuller, a former vice president of the CIA’s National Intelligence Council, of links to the Pennsylvania-based cleric Fethullah Gülen. Ankara considers Gülen the mastermind of last year’s coup attempt.
According to news outlet Hurriyet, the charges against Fuller include attempting to overthrow the Turkish government and the country’s constitutional order, as well as “obtaining state information that must be kept secret for political and military espionage purposes.”

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Graham Fuller, Uncle Ruslan, the CIA and the Boston Bombings - -> http://www.voltairenet.org/article178524.html
20 May 2013

Graham E. Fuller Where Were You on the Night of July 15? - -> http://www.williamengdahl.com/englishNEO9Aug2016.php
9 Aug 2016

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Much has been written on the July 15 failed coup attempt in Turkey. The Erdogan government has pointed to the exiled Fethullah Gülen sitting in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, and formally requested his extradition to face charges in Turkish courts. Washington so far refuses. As a massive nationwide investigation by police and security forces continues inside Turkey, new damning details emerge almost daily that point to the key role of the CIA behind their Fethullah Gülen Movement (termed FETÖ for Fethullah Terrorist Organization in Turkish) and the US military. Now the Turkish media reports that none other than Gülen mentor, “former” CIA man Graham E. Fuller, along with another “former” CIA person and close Fuller associate, Henri J. Barkey, were at a luxury hotel on one of the Princes’ Islands in the Sea of Marmara, some twenty minutes from Istanbul, on the night of July 15.

While Washington adamantly continues do deny any and all involvement in the failed July 15 Turkish coup attempt, Turkish media is revealing detailed information of the involvement of key US figures as alleged coup organizers. They include the former NATO International Security Assistance Force (Afghanistan) Commander, Army General John F. Campbell. And now new revelations name Henri J. Barkey, a former CIA man, now based as Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, conveniently, a mere 26 miles or 30 minute drive via PA-33 from Saylorsburg, home of the exiled Fethullah Gülen.

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan: US recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital makes it a partner in bloodshed - -> http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 03096.html



Pentagon quadruples troop levels in Syria to ‘stabilize’ liberated areas - -> https://www.rt.com/usa/412246-us-quadru ... ops-syria/

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The US military has increased the number of troops in Syria from 500 to 2,000, the Pentagon says, adding that the “conditions-based” military presence is justified by the need to “stabilize” liberated areas.
The Pentagon has officially announced that there are now 2,000 troops in Syria – a fourfold increase from the previous figures given. “The United States will continue necessary counterterrorism and stabilization effort,” Pentagon spokesman Colonel Robert Manning said.

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US General Says 4,000 American Troops Are in Syria - -> http://news.antiwar.com/2017/10/31/us-g ... -in-syria/
Oct 31 2017

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503 was the maximum number of troops set by President Obama. The US has been pouring troops into Syria all year, however, and President Trump has authorized myriad escalations. There don’t appear to be any good estimates for the actual US presence in Syria, but the 4,000 figure is likely a lot more credible than the 503.




Russian Defense Ministry Reports "Incident" With US F-22 Above Syria - -> http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-0 ... over-syria


Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during surprise visit to Khmeimim Airbase - -> https://www.rt.com/news/412690-putin-sy ... -khmeimim/
11 Dec, 2017

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. He announced the move during his first visit to the country, as he arrived with no advance notice at Khmeimim Airbase in Syria’s Latakia province on Monday morning.

A “significant part” of the Russian military contingent in Syria should return to Russia, Putin announced, addressing Russian military personnel at Khmeimim. The order to withdraw followed the defeat of “the most battle-hardened grouping of international terrorists” by the Russian and Syrian militaries in the space of two years.

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French fighters appear with Islamic State in Afghanistan - -> https://www.thelocal.fr/20171210/french ... fghanistan

Former Afghan President Karzai Says US Responsible for ISIS - -> https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/ ... -0009.html



Covering Yemen: Saleh, Saudi and the media - -> http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/lis ... 34258.html

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Last week, Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed, but media coverage has not been straightforward.
Tune in to the Saudi Arabian version and Saleh's killing this past week by Houthi rebels is used as justification for continuing a war in Yemen that has already claimed as many as 10,000 lives and left millions suffering, in the world's worst current humanitarian disaster.
Pro-Houthi media saw Saleh's savage end as a blow to Saudi efforts to overthrow them.

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This is how war propaganda is done, the aim is to convince the other side not to start a fight. They laid out the IDFs strengths and weakness but did not do the same for Hezbollah and implied the IDF would get stuck in the swamp should they try attack. The current aim of the IDF is to limit and destroy any attack capability they can by a combination of destruction of arms depots and assassinations, they would also like to consolidate and extend their hold on the Golan heights and may expand in that area. They had been trying to create a proxy army using the Druze like they did with the Southern Lebonese Army, the Druze di not buy into this. Isreal also knows the Syrian war is drawing to a close so they want the strongest possible hand at the negotiating table, by creating a credible threat of invasion via the Golan heights, they hope to create a scenario that forces the Syrians to keep Hezbollah as far away from the border as possible.


Report: Syrian regime closes in on village near Israeli Golan - > http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Confl ... lan-520031

Will Israel's northern border become Hezbollah-land if Assad wins? - -> http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Will-I ... ins-519994

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Years after Bashar Assad’s regime lost southern Syria to rebels and jihadist groups, government forces, backed by Iranian militias and Hezbollah, are pushing deep into a strategically located rebel-held enclave along Israel’s northern border.

After seven years of deadly civil war that has involved superpowers and dozens of rebel and jihadist groups, the Syrian regime has regained 70% of the country with the help of Russian air power and Iranian-backed foot soldiers.

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Golan Heights profile - -> http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-14724842

Druze in the Golan Heights have long been 'on the fence' between Syria and Israel. Syria's civil war has changed things. - -> https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-11-16/ ... rias-civil

Leave Golan Heights out of Syria talks - -> https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,734 ... 52,00.html

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Op-ed: The Israeli officials who keep demanding international recognition of an annexation of the Golan will soon find out that those in charge of re-dividing Syria will pressure us to reach an agreement that will include an Israeli withdrawal to 1967 borders.

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The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook - -> https://www.politico.eu/article/obama-h ... -the-hook/

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How Hezbollah turned to trafficking cocaine and laundering money through used cars to finance its expansion.

In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation.

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tulip wrote:
Iraq is not a viable state, probably never was, It's time to let the various factions split and create their own Countries. Maybe they'll have peace then.


Turkey and probably Iran would never allow for an independent Kurdistan.

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Apparently it's all about to kick off again in Iran.

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Hopefully the religious fundamentalists won't be able to capitalise on the demonstrations to enforce severe Islamic rule.

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Mossy_Heneberry wrote:
Apparently it's all about to kick off again in Iran.


I better rewatch Argo.

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Mossy_Heneberry wrote:
Apparently it's all about to kick off again in Iran.


It's not clear what is going on there yet, but the initial protests have scaled back.



Elsewhere in the world water wars

Egypt warns Ethiopia Nile dam dispute is ‘life or death’ - -> https://www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-war ... -or-death/

Egypt-Ethiopia tensions over new dam rise again - -> http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/e ... 25140.html
28 Nov 2017

Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam and its impact on Sudanese water security - -> https://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article64431

Will the Nile bring Egypt to the brink of another political crisis, this time with Sudan? - -> https://www.thenational.ae/business/eco ... n-1.693487

Egypt calls for World Bank to arbitrate over Ethiopia’s Nile dam - -> http://www.globalconstructionreview.com ... iopias-ni/

Sudanese troops deployed on border with Eritrea - -> https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180 ... h-eritrea/

Ethiopia: Egyptian Media Should Swallow the Bitter Pill! - -> http://allafrica.com/stories/201712150760.html

Sudan, Egypt in Row over Halaib Dam - -> https://www.ezega.com/News/NewsDetails/ ... Halaib-Dam


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