US Coalition Intelligence “Operations Room” Inside #Syria, Destroyed by Russian Missile Attack: Thirty Israeli, American, British, Turkish, Saudi, Qatari Intelligence Officials Killed, Report!

U.S. Coalition Intelligence “Operations Room” Inside Syria, Destroyed by Russian Missile Attack: Thirty Israeli, American, British, Turkish, Saudi, Qatari Intelligence Officials Killed, ReportProf Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, September 22, 2016.


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The US and its allies  had  established a Field Operations Room in the Aleppo region integrated by intelligence personnel. Until it was targeted by a Russian missile attack on September 20,  this “semi-secret” facility was operated by US, British, Israeli, Turkish, Saudi and Qatari intelligence personnel.  

According to Fars News, this intelligence facility was attacked by Russiain the immediate wake of the US Air Strikes against Syrian SAA forcesat Deir Ezzor in support of the ISIS-Daesh terrorists. The Russian warships stationed in Syria’s coastal waters targeted and destroyed a foreign military operations room, killing over two dozen Israeli and western intelligence officers”

“The Russian warships fired three Caliber missiles at the foreign officers’ coordination operations room in Dar Ezza region in the Western part of Aleppo near Sam’an mountain, killing 30 Israeli and western officers,”

The operations room was located in the Western part of Aleppo province in the middle of sky-high Sam’an mountain and old caves. The region is deep into a chain of mountains.


The Fars report conveys the impression that the Operations Room was largely integrated by Israelis. In all likelihood, the US was “calling the shots” and the facility was coordinated by Washington’s regional allies, in close liaison with (and on behalf) of the US military and intelligence apparatus.

With the exception of the Fars report and Sputnik Arabic, this Russian attack directed against a US-led coalition intelligence facility has not made the headlines. In fact there has been a total news blackout. The accuracy of the Fars report is yet to be fully ascertained.

What is significant is that the Operations Room situated in rebel held territory in the Aleppo region is manned by the main state sponsors of ISIS Daesh and Al Qaeda inside Syria, namely the US, UK (largely involved in the air raids), plus four countries of the region: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Qatar. The respective roles of the four regional countries relating to recruitment, training, logistics and the financing of terrorism have been amply documented.

This Operations Room (i.e Combat Information Center) in the Aleppo region as well as field operations rooms in other regions (in territories controlled by rebel forces) are in permanent liaison with the US, Israeli and allied military command and control.

We will recall that in October 2015,  Obama announced that he was dispatching US Special Forces to operate on the ground inside Syria in the alleged counterterrorism operation against ISIS-Daesh. These US Special Forces would “involve fewer than 50 Special Operations advisers, who will work with resistance forces battling the Islamic State in northern Syria but will not engage in direct combat” (WP, October 30, 2015).

They will not engage in combat, they will be involved in”advisory” activities, –i.e. both within rebel formations as well as in the field operations rooms.

In recent months (May 2016), Washington confirmed that another 250 US special forces were to be deployed on the ground in Syria. A select number of intelligence officials were no doubt assigned to the field operations rooms.

This dispatch of US special forces coincided with the influx of  thousand of newly recruited “jihadist mercenaries” who joined the ranks of the various terror formations.  “Thousands of terrorists” were reported to have crossed the Turkey-Syria border in early May 2016, to be deployed against government forces in the Aleppo region.

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The Operations Room in the Aleppo region was used to coordinate actions on the ground, drone surveillance as well as air-strikes.  According to the Fars report, the intelligence personnel assigned to the US led coalition Operations Room destroyed by Russia was  involved in coordinating US and allied sponsored terrorist attacks in Aleppo and Idlib. In all likelihood, the Operations Room destroyed by Russia was also involved in the planning and implementation of the Deir Ezzor attack by the US Air force against Syrian SAA forces, carried out in the immediate wake of the Geneva ceasefire agreement.

The Syria based “Operations Rooms” were also in liaison with US and allied command as well as Special Forces on the ground (including Western military personnel hired by private mercenary companies) embedded within the various rebel terror groups including ISIS-Daesh and Al Nusra.

The existence and location of the Aleppo region Operations Room facility must have been known and (until recently) tolerated by both the Syrian government and the Russian military. And until recently no action was taken.

According to the Fars News Agency report (yet to be fully confirmed), it would appear that Moscow chose to target the Aleppo region (“semi-secret”) Operations Room in the immediate wake the Pentagon’s decision to order the USAF airstrikes against Syrian government forces involved in combating the ISIS-Daesh terrorists in Deir Ezzor.

The Russian attack against a US-NATO intelligence facility reported by Fars News Agency has not been picked up by the media, nor has it been acknowledged at the official level.

Assuming that the Fars New Report is accurate, the Russian attack against the US led coalition operations room has significant implications. Does it create a precedent? Russia attacks a US-led intelligence facility in reprisal for the Deir Ezzor attack against Syrian forces

It constitutes a potentially dangerous watershed in the evolution of the war on Syria, which should be seen within the broader context of military escalation.

Yet at the same time the Operations Room is an undeclared intelligence facility. Washington has not acknowledged it and Moscow has not provided an official confirmation of the attack. The Russian media is mum on the subject and so is Washington. Neither side has interest in making this issue public.

#RuleOfLaw #Accountability #HR #UN Nobody, not even soldiers, should be above the law!

Nobody, not even soldiers, should be above the law ~  LegalVoice.

At the start of the week, Theresa May promised to close down the ‘industry of vexatious allegations’ against British troops over claims of abuse in Iraq. The extent of bogus claims is open to debate. As the former chief legal adviser for the army in Iraq, Lt Col Nicholas Mercer pointed out on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, there have been 326 Iraqi cases settled by the Government to date, at a cost of £20 million. See here on the Justice Gap.

Liberty’s new director Martha Spurrier took on Tory MP Tom Tugendhat, a former Army officer who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, who argued in Daily Telegraph that ‘human rights should stop at out border’. ‘Funding false claims undermines morale, while, more dangerously still, corrupting a serviceman to bring a case against the government over a deployment would put our foreign policy and national security in the hands of judges,’ he reckoned.

‘Tugendhat wrote, quite rightly, that battlefields are not town centres,’ Spurrier countered in the Guardian. ‘But his suggestion that they are being treated as such is a lazy and dangerous myth.’ Nobody, not even British soldiers, should be above the law, she argued

‘We all remember the appalling scandal of Abu Ghraib, the US military prison where Iraqi men were tortured and mistreated. We also remember the killing of Baha Mousa, a man – with a young family – found in the wrong place at the wrong time, and beaten to death for it by British forces. Without the Human Rights Act, which forced the government to hold an inquiry, there would have been no investigation, no accountability, no justice.’
Martha Spurrier

Human rights sometimes get a bad press,’ Law Society president Robert Bourns pointed out in a letter to the Telegraph. ‘But our adherence to those principles sets us, and our Armed Forces, apart from countries that reject fairness, freedom or justice.

‘The MoD has a duty of care to its soldiers, which has been upheld by the European Convention on Human Rights. The Baha Mousa and Al-Sweady inquiries, as well as the Smith case, all helped to ensure that soldiers are properly trained and equipped when they are sent to war. The ECHR has also helped create fairer and safer conditions for members of the armed forces.’
Law Society president Robert Bourns                                                                                                              




Very few people believe Blair’s about turn into the world of charity.

“Blair did not run a Labour party. He used its shell to run a Blairite Party. The reason why the Conservatives could swallow so many of Blair’s policies was because they were grounded in Thatcherism and at best of a kind of a Christian Democratic party of the Gaullist style. This is why he won the support of so many people who these days vote for Cameron. This is also a reason why Blair got on so well with George W. Bush. It was only the trappings and not the substance of the Blair era which looked different from the lines Bush was pursuing.

Anybody could have appeared to do well in the economic climate in which Blair was prime minister. Perhaps his greatest asset was luck.”


Blair’s consultancy firm ‘SHUNNED by tyrannical despots over failed promises’

“The revelations come as part of a tell-all book, Broken Vows: Tony Blair – The Tragedy of Power, penned by Tom Bower.”

“It comes after Blair announced the closure of his money-spinning empire, believed to have allowed him to amass £50million, in order to pursue charity work.

It has been suggested that Blair is desperately trying to save face amid fears the raft of criticism against the Iraq War has irreparably damaged his reputation.”

The Chilcot enquiry into the Middle East conflict, published earlier this year, made it clear multiple failures had been made in the planning of the military engagement.

Now, Mr Bower believes few people believe Blair’s about turn into the world of charity.”

Broken Vows: Tony Blair – The Tragedy of Power – review


GR Comment: The thing is, those who were critical…

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In austerity Britain, why don’t schools teach self-sufficiency? : Guardian.

“And isn’t that the wrong way round? Our grandparents and some of our parents were taught these skills at school because they were recognised as vital. I, by contrast, had to learn to boil an egg from Delia Smith.

Read More : The Guardian.”


Our grandparents knew how to knit, sew and cook on the cheap. With so many people experiencing poverty, these skills must be taught once again.

Growing up, I remember the black bucket next to my nan’s back door. Filled with icy-cold water it held a fish, bought early in the morning by my grandfather from the docks. The fish would sit there, soaking, before it would be scaled, gutted, filleted and cooked for tea. It would have been caught overnight, by one of the small fishing boats that work the Solent. Fresh in every way that mattered, with a minuscule carbon footprint.

My grandparents had an allotment, for vegetables. It wasn’t a huge patch of land, but Gramps had the knowledge and skill to ensure there was always something growing, whether it was beans or marrows (I used to hate…

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Who’s responsible for Muslim woman losing her unborn child in Milton Keynes attack?

“After my investigation I believe a lot of questions need to be answered: Why did it take Thames Valley Police over six weeks to release information on this hate crime? Is it true that doctors at Milton Keynes Hospital didn’t believe the Muslim woman when she said she was pregnant? Why did the Muslim woman and her husband have to wait for so long for the ambulance to arrive and then wait another five hours to be seen at hospital? Why were the Co-op staff not more proactive?

Thames Valley Police, Milton Keynes Hospital and South Central Ambulance Service have replied to our enquiries, but Co-op has not.

We need answers – and good answers – soon to what seems to me to be the botched handling of one of the most horrific Islamophobic attacks that the UK has seen since my father Mohammed Saleem’s brutal Islamophobic terrorist murder in April 2013.”



CROSSPOST: Maz Saleem investigates the recent Islamophobic attack on a pregnant Muslim woman in Milton Keynes and raises questions over the actions of Thames Valley Police, South Central Ambulance Service, Milton Keynes Hospital and the Co-op supermarket.

A pregnant 34 year old Muslim woman and her husband were brutally attacked in the Co-op supermarket car park in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, seven weeks ago. Following the attack she lost her unborn child.

Yet the police only released the information on this horrific Islamophobic attack around 10 days ago. The woman from Somalia was wearing the hijab when the attack occurred.

The information that has come to light after my own investigation into this Islamophobic hate crime poses many questions about the actions of Thames Valley Police, Milton Keynes Hospital, South Central Ambulance Service and the Co-op.

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#BlankCheque #Impunity #US Rewards #Israel’s Bad Behavior!

US Rewards Israel’s Bad Behavior ~ , FREE ASSOCIATION, Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Benjamin Netanyahu has been perhaps the most anti-Palestinian Israeli prime minister in a large rogue’s gallery dedicated to driving the aggrieved Palestinians out of the land they and their ancestors have lived in and worked for millennia. This oppression — which has included ethnic cleansing, savage war on the people of the Gaza Strip, routine brutality and humiliation, and expanding illegal Jewish settlements on land conquered through aggressive war — has been underwritten and encouraged by the U.S. government since 1948. It has been rare indeed for an American president to express opposition or even irritation with an official Israeli act of brutality — and even then the consequences have varied between the symbolic (and short-lived) and nonexistent. The lip-service callsfor Israel finally to leave occupied Palestinian land (the two-state solution), like President Barack Obama’s latest, count for nothing because no one believes the U.S. government is an honest broker that cares about injustices against the Palestinians. (Obama did not mention the Palestinians in a meeting with Netanyahu this week.)

It is no exaggeration to say that the U.S. government rewards Netanyahu for his regime’s bad behavior. For example, as Zaid Jilalireports at The Intercept, “Shortly before Netanyahu took office, 474,000 Israeli settlers were living in these territories. By the end of 2014, the last time the Israeli government released comprehensive statistics on the matter, that number had grown to around570,000.” Yet U.S. military aid to Israel not only continues; it increases.

Israel’s rulers have no intention of recognizing the rights of Palestinians to their lives, liberty, and property. Past efforts that appeared conciliatory, such a Yitzhak Rabin’s Oslo Accords, were actually aimed at thwarting proposals to have the Palestinians in the occupied territories become citizens of the self-declared state of the Jewish People (the one-state solution). The other alternative to the two states, formal apartheid, is deemed as politically inexpedient.

Today the U.S. government continues to stand firmly in Israel’s corner, regardless of what the right wing says. The U.S. government has given Israel more than $3 billion a year in military aid for decades, though this basic assistance was often exceeded for alleged special reasons. Now the Obama administration has agreed to pay Israel a record $38 billion over 10 years. Much of this money, unsurprisingly, benefits the American military-industrial complex, and soon all of it will go to American firms.

Ironically Israel probably has never been so secure (which is not to say it ever faced an offensive existential threat). The Palestine Liberation Organization, Arab League, Iran, and arguably Hamas long ago offered to recognize Israel. (Netanyahu moved the goalpost by demanding that they recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish People.) The chaos in the Levant serves the Israeli state’s interests, which is why Netanyahu has long been receptive to American neoconservative proposals to undermine secular Arab governments with the anticipation that jihadists would prosper in the resulting instability. Top Israeli officials have not been shy about expressing their preference for violent Sunni sectarians (yes, al-Qaeda) over Shiite Iran and its secular Syrian ally Bashar al-Assad. (Until recently, Obama has shared that preference to an extent.) This is telling in light of the incontrovertible fact that Iran, which has an old Jewish community that freely practices its religion, is no threat to Israel whatever. Iran has had no nuclear-weapons ambitionsand has signed a strict anti-nuclear-weapons agreement with the West in order to have decades-old sanctions lifted. Israel, meanwhile, is the Middle East’s monopoly nuclear-weapons state, which (unlike Iran) refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and thus (again unlike Iran) is subject to no international inspections. Moreover, recently leaked emails from former Secretary of State Colin Powell reveal that Israel’s 200 nuclear warheads are targeted at Iran. It is Israel that threatens Iran, not vice versa. (See my writings on Iran here.)

The upshot is that no good grounds exist for U.S. military aid to Israel, much less a significant increase. Nevertheless, instability and the invention of an Iranian threat are useful to the powers that be because the more dangerous the Middle East appears, the more forgiving Americans are likely to be about Israel’s daily dehumanization of the Palestinians.

Israel of course remains an American political football, with Democrats and Republican trying to outdo each other in their slavish allegiance to the (so-called) Jewish State. (Zionism is nationalism masquerading as Judaism.) Republicans, with Donald Trump leading the way (his AIPAC speech rivals that of the most fanatical Zionist), brand Obama the most anti-Israel president ever — which one can see is an absurd lie. So it’s no surprise that Republican Senators pledge to increase aid to Israel over its record level. (For the typical complaints about the new aid package, see this.) Meanwhile, a big group of Democratic senators, including Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, joined Republicans (88 senators in all) in signing a letter published by AIPAC, the chief Israel lobby, urging Obama to veto any “one-sided” UN Security Council resolutions regarding “settlements or other final status issues.” The letter said such resolutions would “make it more difficult for Israelis and Palestinians to resolve the conflict,” but that concern is phony since Israel has repeatedly scuttled negotiations by insisting that it has a right to keep taking the very Palestinian land that is supposedly the subject of negotiations. According to Haaretz, the senators’ letter was “initiated and sponsored” by AIPAC, “apparently spurred by the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem and Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer.” Israel and its American lobby fear that after the U.S. election Obama might move for a Security Council resolution on Israel-Palestine.

The American ruling elite’s support for Israel is driven by imperial political and economic interests, as well as electoral financial considerations. But it aligns neither with the freedom and security of the American people (a growing number of American Jews do not identify with Israel) nor with the cause world peace and justice.

Recommended reading:
Jeremy R. Hammond, Obstacle to Peace: The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Jeremy R. Hammond, The Rejection of Palestinian Self-Determination
Jeremy R. Hammond, The Myth of the U.N. Creation of Israel
David Hirst, The Gun and the Olive Branch: The Roots of Violence in the Middle East
Ilan Pappe, Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine
Sheldon Richman, “On Israel’s ‘Right to Exist'”
Sheldon Richman, “‘Ancient History’: U.S. Conduct in the Middle East Since World War II and the Folly of Intervention”
Shlomo Sand, The Invention of the Jewish People
Shlomo Sand, The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to Homeland
For an attempt at a libertarian justification for the founding of the state of Israel (failed in my view), see Walter Block, Alan G. Futerman, and Rafi Farber, “The Legal Status of the State of Israel: A Libertarian Approach”
For critiques of this paper, see Jeremy R. Hammond, “Top Ten Things That Piss Me Off About Anti-Palestinian Libertarians”; “On Libertarianism and the Jews’ 2,000 Year Old Claim to Palestine”; and “On Libertarianism and Land Ownership in Historic Palestine”
Hammond debated Farber on the Tom Woods Show. Listen here.


Parental Alienation and Father’s Rights: A Broken System

“Where does that leave many of these kids being poisoned against the targeted parent? Usually in a place whereby the damage being done to them continues with the alienator incentivized.


American Psychological Association’s Position
The APA’s position statement on parental alienation is non-existent. Here we have the largest organization representing psychology in the United States essentially not commenting or taking a position on a complex condition adversely affecting many parents and children in divorce and custody ordeals all over the country who need of specialized help and treatment in this area. Offering an official position and statement on this issue could serve to help many of those who live with the profound impacts and losses resulting from this sort of alienation. The personal stories, data, and evidence of parental alienation is abundant, spanning across the country in the many courthouses and homes touched by contentious divorce and custody battles.

It is not limited to the United States and indeed is worldwide.

Statement on Parental Alienation Syndrome, January 2008”

The Long Term Effects of Parental Alienation

Do family court lawyers and judges really have the child’s best interests in mind?

The Good Men Project

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Family Devastated When Daughter’s Killer Sought Access to Child in Family Court

Family Court Injustice

Jane Clough: Murderer wanted access to daughter

Jane Clough and her daughter. Source: Jane Clough and her daughter. Source:

“She bore your child and then you murdered her, leaving your infant child without a mother and with the prospect of growing up to learn one day that her father murdered her mother.” – Judge Anthony Russell QC at sentencing

September 16, 2016, Lancashire, UK: MP Peter Kyle (Labour) says it is “inhumane” that Jonathan Vass, who brutally murdered his ex-girlfriend Jane Clough, was able to use the family court system to seek access to their baby. Vass was incarcerated when he started demanding parental rights, and initiated family court proceedings.

There needs to be a serious change to the law the someone like Vass would even be allowed to file for any custodial rights or visitation, his parental rights should have been immediately terminated. Vass has a long history of domestic violence against Jane, including beating…

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Corbyn to resolve UK conflicts, challenge US policies: Analyst : PRESS TV. — DWPExamination.

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who recently regained the leadership, could be the key to the conflicts in the country, an analyst suggests. Corbyn, who was initially elected last year, took 62 percent of the vote, beating challenger Owen Smith on Saturday. Despite mainstream media efforts to undermine his campaign, surveys had indicated that […]

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America’s Racist Killer Cops: Why Stand for a Country That Can Gun You Down in Cold Blood? — Counter Information

By Mike Whitney Global Research, September 24, 2016 CounterPunch 23 September 2016 If black athletes in the NFL honestly think that African Americans who live under Old Glory are as ‘equally protected ‘as whites, then they should stand up during the national anthem and sing-along. But if they know that blacks aren’t getting a square deal, and […]

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