colonel cassad on north-east syria

How are the joint Turkish-Russian patrols in Syria doing?
Colonel Cassad, Nov 12 2019

On how the joint patrols of the Turkish and the Syrian military in Syria. Here is footage inside Russian vehicles during provocation with the stoning of the Turks.

And again. The NYT has published a grim article stating that the new role of Russia in the world after the Syrian war must be accepted as the new reality:

The return of Russia does not stop with Syria. Get used to it, because Russia’s influence extends to a region near you.

Plus a great interview of Bashar al-Assad on the topic of the current situation in Syria and expected prospects.

Pindostan would attack foes & friends to protect its hegemony and doesn’t shy away from using terrorists as proxies: Assad to RT, Nov 134 2019

Syria became a testing ground for Pindostan as it refines its tools to safeguard global hegemony, Pres Assad told Afshin Rattansi in an exclusive interview. He also explained what many Syrians are fighting for. the Syrian leader believes:

Faschingstein sees its former dominant role slipping away and is trying to preserve it using all means available,. So Pindostan would fight the Russians, the Iranians, the Syrians, whoever said no, even their allies if they said no. Like the Western governments, they will fight with them.

In fact, Syria was targeted by Pindostan after two very costly direct military invasions in Afghanistan and Iraq. In the latter case, Pindostan & its vassals fought against Saddam Hussein, who enjoyed active support of Faschingstein and London for decades, particularly in his war with another Pindo rival, Iran. Yet later, relations between them soured in the wake of the Gulf War, and Saddam’s Iraq was eventually designated a target for Pindo invasion in 2003. Campaigns against Saddam and the Taliban in Afghanistan turned out to be too costly for Faschingstein and apparently brought lower yields than expected, so Pindostan took a different approach in an attempt to topple Syria’s government, Assad said, a war through Jihadi proxies. Contrary to the public declaration that terrorist groups like AQ, Jabhat al-Nusra or Daesh were to be eliminated, Pindostan had no qualms about supporting them as long as they were following their goals. He explained:

AQ is a proxy against the Syrian government, against the Russian government and the Iranian government. How did Daesh rise suddenly in 2014? Out of nowhere! Out of nothing! In Iraq and Syria at the same time, with Pindo armaments? It’s very clear! Daesh at the peak of its power could not have been smuggling oil worth millions of dollars per month out of Syria without Pindostan turning a blind eye. Since Daesh started looting Syrian oil in 2014, they had two partners: Erdogan and his coterie, and the Pindos, whether the CIA or others. The Pindo looting of Syria continues openly today. That looting doesn’t stop when a war ends. The Pindos always try to loot other countries in different ways regarding not only their oil or money, or financial resources. They loot their rights, their political rights, every other right. That’s their historical role at least after WW2.

Assad said that murky ties between Faschingstein and Jihadis in Syria is the reason why he is skeptical about Trump’s claim that Pindo SOF killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Just like in the case of Osama Bin Laden, no definitive proof of the death was made public, which contrasts sharply with what happened to people like Saddam Hussein or Muammar Gaddafi. Moscow also has reservations about claims Baghdadi is dead, calling for the release of some definite proof. Regardless of whether al-Baghdadi is dead or alive, the important thing is not to be sidetracked by the brouhaha, Assad believes.

The whole story was about whitewashing the Pindo hand from being hand in glove with the terrorists during the last, not only few years, but during the last decades.

The narrative supporting regime change in Syria usually focuses on Assad and his inner circle, claiming that disposing of the so-called dictator would be enough to ensure positive change in Syria. “Assad must go” has long been a mantra in the West. The man himself says the notion is ridiculous, since hundreds of thousands of Syrians fighting on the side of Damascus are certainly not putting their lives on the line for his person. Assad said:

People would die, especially en masse for a cause, and this cause is defending their country, defending their existence, their future. The same is even truer for Iran and Russia, which sent their troops to help Syria in the battle against terrorism. Believing that any government would bet its interests on the political survival of a single foreign leader is against logic.

The leader is often accused of using brutality and terror tactics against the civilian population to turn against the militant groups opposing Damascus and pledge allegiance to the Syrian government. He argued that such an approach would be not only immoral but also impractical. He said:

The war in Syria was about capturing the hearts of the people, and you cannot capture the hearts of the people by bombarding them. How could the Syrian people support their state and their president and their army, if they are killing them? Western leaders who say that the Syrian people are suffering are hypocrites, because the very same leaders inflict suffering on the Syrians through economic sanctions. It is basically just another way to try and ensure regime change. This is maybe the last-ditch attempt in order to push them to be against their government, but they tried it last winter. They tried it before and it did not work because the people knew the whole story, and they knew where their interest lies.

Syria traditionally has a strong public sector, which provides many services like healthcare or education free or at subsidized prices. With the economy crippled by the war even more people rely on the government to get basic things like food or heating oil. The sanctions, however, are not limited to the government, Assad said. Private investors are strongly discouraged by Pindostan and its allies from bringing capital into government-controlled parts of Syria, which makes economic recovery, reconstruction and return of refugees harder.

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