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Monday, July 16, 2018

Plotting Peace

​Speaking Russian,​

There has been some back channel communication between the US and Syria recently:​
According to the source involved in overseeing the entire military operation for the last years of war in Syria, “President Assad was very clear in his answer to the US establishment. Syria – said Assad – is determined to liberate the entire Syrian territory regardless of the consequences. There is of course a price to be paid to obtain the liberation of north Syria which is occupied by both the US and Turkey, neither of whom were invited by the Syrian government: this price is worth it”.
The American message is clear: ”The US will leave al-Tanf crossing and abandon north-east Syria in al-Hasaka and Deirezzour as soon as possible. The only condition is for Russia and Syria to guarantee a total withdrawal of all Iranian forces from the Levant. The US is ready to leave the Kurds and let these continue their negotiation with Damascus. The US establishment will recognize Assad’s authority over Syria but Iran must leave”.
Assad responded: “Iranian forces and their allies came to Syria under an official request by the central government and will leave when this government asks the allied forces to leave, and only when all terrorists have been eradicated from the Levant”.

​Bibi Netanyahu has very recently met with both Putin and Trump ahead of summit.

The announced meeting between Trump and Putin has already produced a good result by revealing the hypocrisy of the media and politicians. The meeting has been branded as the greatest danger to humanity, according to the Western globalist elite, because of the danger that "peace could break out between Russia and the United States".
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/07/13/globalist-elite-fears-peace-wants-war.html

​More desperate blaming of Russia for Democratic party and Hillary Clinton's perfidy breaks just ahead of Trump-Putin summit. (Amazingly, the same rubes are still swallowing this dreck.)

After a brief delay reportedly caused by President Putin, Trump and his Russian counterpart have gathered for a brief press conference before the start of their 90-minute summit meeting, during which the two men will be left alone to discuss a range of issues.
*PUTIN: THE TIME HAS COME FOR SUBSTANTIVE BILATERAL TALKS
*PUTIN SAYS HE'S BEEN IN REGULAR CONTACT WITH TRUMP
*TRUMP CONGRATULATES PUTIN ON HOSTING WORLD CUP
*TRUMP: WILL DISCUSS TRADE, NUCLEAR ISSUES AND CHINA WITH PUTIN
*TRUMP SAYS AGAIN THAT GETTING ALONG WITH RUSSIA `A GOOD THING
The two men shared a handshake, as Trump said "I really think the world wants to see us get along."
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-16/trump-putin-arrive-helsinki-ahead-historic-summit

Here is a reminder of who leaked the DNC emails to Wikileaks, after uploading them to a thumb drive , many times faster than possible with the internet, so ruling that out...
Seth Rich, who is pictured here a couple of days before he was murdered after partying with other DNC staffers and one of those Alawi brothers in a bar.

Sic Semper Tyrrannis:
Trump has no policy in Syria.  He has been drifting along following donor pressure to accept Israeli policy that is driven by unreasonable tribal fears.  He is a pragmatist and deal maker.  The R+6 has pretty much won the the war against Israeli/American/Saudi backed jihadis and the ever elusive unicorn semi-jihadis of the FSA.  Trump knows when it is time to cut your losses.  "You gotta know when to hold'em.  Know when to fold'em.  Know when to walk away.  Know when to run ..."  He knows.

A pragmatic approach...  The American shake down of its allies continues as President Trump and his Defence Minister, James Mattis attend the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11. The Americans are once again complaining that their allies in the NATO war machine don’t contribute enough to NATO, meaning the US, to fight America’s wars. Trump is really saying in so many words, “Pay us tribute or face the consequences.”

China has been preparing for a trade war for more than a decade. The light cast from this angle makes sense of Chinese monetary and financial policies which had seemed naive and ill advised in the light of their usual presentation. I wonder what (if any) analysis is correct.
http://www.alt-market.com/articles/3470-china-has-been-preparing-for-a-trade-war-for-over-a-decade

Yeah, bacon is a carcinogen. Hello breast cancer and colon cancer...

Pig n a Poke

3 comments:

  1. Useful Blog John. Thanks. One needs more than TAE. There, I'm regionswork. Thanks for the understanding comment. I've subscribed here with Feedly. Liked the 5G article. Twitter @tomchristoffel

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    1. Thanks Tom/Regionswork. I am honored. I think we share the same work/calling. The painting you use as "avatar" is on Donovan's Cosmic Wheels album, which I have always liked.
      Sorry to reply so late. We had a busy wedding and family reunion in Colorado and i was offline for 3 days. Oooh, that's a long time in bit-years.

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  2. Thanks John. Use of the avatar came from a need to demonstrate the relativity of a boundary and its crossing, making one side local, the other regional. It appeared in morning thoughts, as inspiration often does, at some point in 2013.

    When I searched, I found different versions of what was called The Universe Man which I used for my business card and then as an avatar. As it turns out, just now as I look for it, it is the Flammarion Engraving, which was originally black and white, but has various versions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flammarion_engraving

    How about a direct email to Tom.Christoffel (@) gmail.com so we can communicate directly.

    Tom

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