January 12, 2019
The Russians and the Syrians have won.
There’s no point to continuing the war in Syria.
It’s basically a fait accompli.
Don’t take my word for it. See what the gloating Russian state television has to say on the matter. Even the Kurds are calling it quits.
That means that other than a few pockets of ISIS fighters and rebels in the northern Aleppo region, Syria is all but mopped up.
But try telling Israel that.
Syrian air defense systems have been activated to intercept a “number of hostile targets,” the state news network reports, claiming that some projectiles have been intercepted.
A warehouse in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport was damaged in the apparent Israeli air raid, a military source told SANA, claiming that the jets fired “several missiles” from the direction of northern Israel. Syrian air defense systems were immediately activated to confront the “hostile missiles,” and managed to intercept “most” of them, the source claimed. The damage from the strikes was “limited,” the news agency noted, without providing any details about possible casualties.
No further details have yet been provided by the Syrian authorities, and it was not immediately clear what kind of targets were engaged, nor how many.
What is the point of these strikes?
Nothing on the ground can change at this point.
I think internal Israeli politics have something to do with the matter. Netanyahu trying to appear tough and keep his hold on power. Which, whatever, I read Gilad Atzmon religiously, but I still don’t understand Israeli domestic politics so I won’t comment on the matter.
Otherwise, the whole Syria thing is done.
Trump says the US is pulling out and Pompeo says that they’re going to bomb some more.
The US will work with allies to “expel every last Iranian boot” from Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says.
Mr Pompeo warned there would be no US reconstruction aid for areas controlled by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad until Iran and its proxies had left.
He also criticised ex-President Barack Obama’s Middle East policy, saying he had made “dire misjudgements”.
Mr Pompeo was speaking in Cairo three weeks after President Donald Trump said US troops were pulling out of Syria.
The announcement had shocked US allies and sparked strong criticism in Washington.
I want to say that this is yet another example of a Trump cabinet member running rogue, because reports all indicate that America really is physically removing itself Syria, despite threats from Pompeo and Bolton.
But who knows.
All I know is that if I were a Russian analyst, I would be baffled. The president says one thing and the cabinet members say another.
I am sad that ISIS is gone, tbh.
They came out with some sweet nasheeds, and I’m going to miss that.
Plus the whole showdown with Rome in the deserts of Syria prophecy got me all hyped. But looks like that’s not going to happen anymore.
CIAniggers are going to have to try this shit in another Middle East country instead, preferably further away from Russia this time. Probably France or the UK – those countries seem ripe for Islamist takeover. Hopefully, the new Islamic governments of these countries are more anti-Russian than the cucks who are in power now.
That way we can still have the final showdown/armageddon that ISIS got me so hyped up for.