The Latest Escalation in Syria — What Is Really Going On?

By THE SAKER
Written for the Unz Review

By now most of you have heard the latest bad news of out Syria: on June 18th a US F/A-18E Super Hornet (1999) used a AIM-120 AMRAAM (1991) to shoot down a Syrian Air Force Su-22 (1970). Two days later, June 20th, a US F-15E Strike Eagle shot down an Iranian IRGC Shahed 129 drone. The excuse used each time was that there was a threat to US and US supported forces.

The reality is, of course, that the US are simply trying to stop the advance of the Syrian army. This was thus a typical American “show of force”. Except that, of course, shooting a 47 year old Soviet era Su-22 fighter-bomber is hardly an impressive feat. Neither is shooting a unmanned drone. There is a pattern here, however, and that pattern is that all US actions so far have been solely for show: the basically failed bombing of the Syria military airbase, the bombing of the Syrian army column, the shooting down of the Syrian fighter-bomber and of the Iranian drone – all these actions have no real military value. They do, however, have a provocative value as each time all the eyes turn to Russia to see if the Russians will respond or not.

Russia did respond this time again, but in a very ambiguous and misunderstood manner. The Russians announced, amongst other measure that from now on “any airborne objects, including aircraft and unmanned vehicles of the [US-led] international coalition, located to the west of the Euphrates River, will be tracked by Russian ground and air defense forces as air targets” which I reported as “Russian MoD declares it will shoot down any aircraft flying west of the Euphrates river”. While I gave the exact Russian quote, I did not explain why I paraphrased the Russian words the way I did. Now is a good time to explain this.

First, here is the exact original Russian text:

«В районах выполнения боевых задач российской авиацией в небе Сирии любые воздушные объекты, включая самолёты и беспилотные аппараты международной коалиции, обнаруженные западнее реки Евфрат, будут приниматься на сопровождение российскими наземными и воздушными средствами противовоздушной обороны в качестве воздушных целей»

A literal translation would be:

“In areas of the combat missions of Russian aviation in the skies of Syria any airborne objects, including aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicle of the international coalition discovered to the West of the Euphrates river, will be tracked by Russian ground based an airborne assets as air targets.”

So what does this exactly mean in technical-military terms?

A quick look inside a US fighter’s cockpit

When an F/A-18 flies over Syria the on-board emission detectors (called radar warning receivers or RWR) inform the pilot of the kind of radar signals the aircraft is detecting. Over Syria that means that the pilot would see a lot of search radars looking in all directions trying to get a complete picture of what is happening in the Syrian skies. The US pilot will be informed that a certain number of Syrian S-300 and Russian S-400 batteries are scanning the skies and most probably see him. So far so good. If there are deconfliction zones or any type of bilateral agreements to warn each other about planned sorties then that kind of radar emissions are no big deal. Likewise US radars (ground, sea or air based) are also scanning the skies and “seeing” the Russian Aerospace Forces’ aircraft on their radars and the Russians know that. In this situation neither side is treating anybody as “air targets”. When a decision is made to treat an object as an “air target” a completely different type of radar signal is used and a much narrower energy beam is directed at the target which can now be tracked and engaged. The pilot is, of course, immediately informed of this. At this point the pilot is in a very uncomfortable position: he knows that he is being tracked, but he has no way of knowing if a missile has already been launched against him or not. Depending on a number of factors, an AWACS might be able to detect a missile launch, but this might not be enough and it might also be too late.

The kind of missiles fired by S-300/S-400 batteries are extremely fast, over 4’000mph (four thousand miles per hour) which means that a missile launched as far away as 120 miles will reach you in 2 minutes or that a missile launched 30 miles away will reach you in 30 seconds. And just to make things worse, the S-300 can use a special radar mode called “track via missile” where the radar emits a pulse towards the target whose reflection is then received not by the ground based radar, but by the rapidly approaching missile itself, which then sends its reading back to the ground radar which then sends guidance corrections back to the missile. Why is that bad for the aircraft? Because there is no way to tell from the emissions whether a missile has been launched and is already approaching at over 4’000mph or not. The S-300 and S-400 also have other modes, including the Seeker Aided Ground Guidance (SAGG) where the missile also computes a guidance solution (not just the ground radar) and then the two are compared and a Home On Jam (HOJ) mode when the jammed missile then homes directly on the source of the jamming (such as an onboard jamming pod). Furthermore, there are other radar modes available such as the Ground Aided Inertial (GAI) which guides the missile in the immediate proximity of the target where the missile switches on its own radar just before hitting the target. Finally, there is some pretty good evidence that the Russians have perfected a complex datalink system which allows them to fuse into one all the signals they acquire from their missiles, airborne aircraft (fighter, interceptor or AWACS) and ground radars and that means that, in theory, if a US aircraft is outside the flight envelope (reach) of the ground based missiles the signals acquired by the ground base radars could be used to fire an air-to-air missile at the US aircraft (we know that their MiG-31s are capable of such engagements, so I don’t see why their much more recent Su-30/Su-35 could not). This would serve to further complicate the situational awareness of the pilot as a missile could be coming from literally any direction. At this point the only logical reaction would be for the US pilot to inform his commanders and get out, fast. Sure, in theory, he could simply continue his mission, but that would be very hard, especially if he suspects that the Syrians might have other, mobile, air defense on the way to, or near, his intended target.

Just try to imagine this: you are flying, in total illegality, over hostile territory and preparing to strike a target when suddenly your radar warning receiver goes off and tells you “you got 30 seconds or (much?) less to decide whether there is a 300lbs (150kg) warhead coming at you at 4000mph (6400kmh) or not”. How would you feel if it was you sitting in that cockpit? Would you still be thinking about executing your planned attack?

The normal US strategy is to achieve what is called “air superiority/supremacy” by completely suppressing enemy air defenses and taking control of the skies. If I am not mistaken, the last time the US fighters operated in a meaningfully contested air space was in Vietnam…

By the way, these technologies are not uniquely Russian, they are well known in the West, for example the US Patriot SAM also uses TVM, but the Russians have very nicely integrated them into one formidable air defense system.

The bottom line is this: once the US aircraft is “treated like a target” he has no way of knowing if the Syrians, or the Russians, are just being cheeky or whether has has seconds left to live. Put differently, “treating like a target” is tantamount to somebody putting a gun to your head and letting you guess if/when he will pull the trigger.

So yes, the Russian statement most definitely was a “threat to shoot down”!

Next, a look into the Russian side of the equation

To understand why the Russians used the words “threat like an air target” rather than “will shoot down” you need to remember that Russia is still the weaker party here. There is nothing worse than not delivering on a threat. If the Russians had said “we will shoot down” and then had not done so, they would have made an empty threat. Instead, they said “will treat as an air target” because that leaves them an “out” should they decided not to pull the trigger. However, for the US Navy or Air Force pilot, these considerations are all irrelevant once his detectors report to him that he is being “painted” with the beam of an engagement radar!

So what the Russians did is to greatly unnerve the US crews without actually having to shoot down anybody. It is not a coincidence that the Americans almost immediately stop flying West of the Euphrates river while the Australians officially decided to bow out from any further air sorties.

It cannot be overemphasized that the very last thing Russia needs is to shoot down a US aircraft over Syria which is exactly what some elements of the Pentagon seem to want. Not only is Russia the weaker side in this conflict, but the Russians also understand the wider political consequences of what would happen if they took the dramatic step to shoot down a US aircraft: a dream come true for the Neocons and a disaster for everybody else.

A quick look from the US Neoconistan and the quest for a “tepid war”

The dynamic in Syria is not fundamentally different from the dynamic in the Ukraine: the Neocons know that they have failed to achieve their primary objective: to control the entire country. They also know that their various related financial schemes have collapsed. Finally, they are fully aware that they owe this defeat to Russia and, especially, to Vladimir Putin. So they fell back on plan B. Plan B is almost as good as Plan A (full control) because Plan B has much wider consequences. Plan B is also very simple: trigger a major crisis with Russia but stay short from a full-scale war. Ideally, Plan B should revolve around a “firm” “reaction” to the Russian “aggression” and a “defense” of the US “allies” in the region. In practical terms this simply means: get the Russians to openly send forces into Novorussia or get the Russians to take military actions against the US or its allies in Syria. Once you get this you can easily see that the latest us attacks in Syria have a minor local purpose – to scare or slow down the Syrians- and a major global purpose – to bait the Russians into using forces against the US or an ally. It bears repeating here that what the Neocons really want is what I call a “tepid” war with Russia: an escalation of tensions to levels even not seen in the Cold War, but not a full-scale “hot” WWIII either. A tepid war would finally re-grant NATO at least some kind of purpose (to protect “our European friends and allies” from the “Russian threat”): the already terminally spineless EU politicians would all be brought into an even more advanced state of subservience, the military budgets would go even higher and Trump would be able to say that he made “America” “great” again. And, who knows, maybe the Russian people would *finally* rise against Putin, you never know! (They wouldn’t – but the Neocons have never been deterred from their goofy theories by such minor and altogether irrelevant things as facts or logic).

[Sidebar: I noticed this time again that each time the US tries to bait Russia into some kind of harsh reaction and Russia declines to take the bait, this triggers in immediate surge into the number of comments which vehemently complain that Russia is acting like a pussy, that Putin is a fake, that he is “in cahoots” with the US and/or Israel and that the Russians are weak or that they have “sold out”. I am getting a sense that we are dealing with paid US PSYOP operatives whose mission is to use the social media to try to put the Kremlin under pressure with these endless accusations of weakness and selling-out. Since I have no interest in rewarding these folks in any way, I mostly send their recriminations where they belong: to the trash]

Does the Russian strategy work?

To reply to this, don’t look at what the Russians do or do not do in the immediate aftermath of a US provocation. Take a higher level look and just see what happens in the mid to long term. Just like in a game of chess, taking the Gambit is not always the correct strategy.

I submit that to evaluate whether Putin’s policies are effective or not, to see whether he has “sold out” or “caved in” you need to, for example, look at the situation in Syria (or the Ukraine, for that matter) as it was 2 years ago and then compare with what it is today. Or, alternatively, look at the situation as it is today and come back to re-visit it in 6 months.

One huge difference between the western culture and the way the Russians (or the Chinese for that matter) look at geostrategy is that westerners always look at everything in the short term and tactical level. This is basically the single main reason why both Napoleon and Hitler lost their wars against Russia: an almost exclusive focus on the short term and tactical. In contrast, the Russians are the undisputed masters of operational art (in a purely military sense) and, just like the Chinese, they tend to always keep their eyes on the long-term horizon. Just look at the Turkish downing of a Russian Su-24: everybody bemoaned the lack of “forceful” reaction from Moscow. And then, six months later – what do we have? Exactly.

The modern western culture is centered on various forms of instant gratification, and that is also true for geopolitics. If the other guy does something, western leaders always deliver a “firm” response. They like to “send messages” and they firmly believe that doing something, no matter how symbolic, is better than even the *appearance* of doing nothing. As for the appearance of doing nothing, it is universally interpreted as a sign of weakness. Russians don’t think that way. They don’t care about instant gratification, they care only about one thing: victory. And if that means to look weak, that is fine. From a Russian perspective, sending “messages” or taking symbolic actions (like all 4 of the recent US attacks in Syria) are not signs of strength, but signs of weakness. Generally, the Russians don’t like to use force which they consider inherently dangerous. But when they do, they never threaten or warn, they take immediate and pragmatic (non-symbolic) action which gets them closer to a specific goal.

Conclusion

The Russian reaction to the latest US attack on Syria was not designed to maximize the approval of the many Internet armchair strategists. It was designed to maximize the discomfort of the US lead “coalition” in Syria while minimizing the risks for Russia. It is precisely by using an ambiguous language which civilians would interpret in one way, and military personnel in another, that the Russians introduced a very disruptive element of unpredictability into the planning of US air operations in Syria.

The Russians are not without they own faults and bad habits and they make mistakes (recognizing the Ukronazi junta in Kiev after the coup was probably such a mistake), but it is important to differentiate between their real weaknesses and mistakes and their very carefully designed strategies. Just because they don’t act in the way their putative “supporters” in the West would does not mean that they have “caved in”, “blinked first” or any other such nonsense. The first step towards understanding how the Russians function is to stop expecting that they would act just like Americans would.

The Saker

PS: by the way, the Syrian pilot shot down made it out alive.  Here is a photo of him following his rescue by Syrian special forces.

UPDATE: I am getting several messages telling me that the pilot has not been rescued by government forces but that he is being held prisoner by the “Syrian Democratic Forces.”  Caveat emptor, as always.

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56 thoughts on “The Latest Escalation in Syria — What Is Really Going On?

  1. The U.S. attacks clearly showed that they are on the side of ISIS aka a proxy force of the Mossad and the CIA and MI 6 , thus dispelling any doubt that the agenda is the destruction of Syria for the benefit of the Zionists and the NWO cabal.

    Russia is the hope of the Christian world.

    1. Correct on all counts, Patriot. Russia and America’s reversal of roles – respectively, from Jewish atheistic bolshevism/communism to Russian Orthodox Christianity and from Christianity (Catholicism/Protestantism) to Jewish atheistic humanism/secularism/hedonism/materialism/feminism and all the rest of the “ism’s” – are transformations of unfathomable consequences that will shape the history of this planet. I don’t know how it will ultimately play out, but I know how it SHOULD play out if there is such a thing as divine justice. But, of course, where was divine justice in 1945…

  2. while i don’t quite agree with The saker’s take on Putin-Trump dynamics, which he seems to judge as hostile – and i do not, just compare their personal rapport to Putin-Obama, not to mention Obama’s PMS pettiness, many paragraphs mirror my thinking so closely that i could have written them.

    sampler

    (…) pattern is that all US actions so far have been solely for show: the basically failed bombing of the Syria military airbase, the bombing of the Syrian army column, the shooting down of the Syrian fighter-bomber and of the Iranian drone – all these actions have no real military value

    One huge difference between the western culture and the way the Russians (or the Chinese for that matter) look at geostrategy is that westerners always look at everything in the short term and tactical level.

    The modern western culture is centered on various forms of instant gratification, and that is also true for geopolitics. If the other guy does something, western leaders always deliver a “firm” response. They like to “send messages” and they firmly believe that doing something, no matter how symbolic, is better than even the *appearance* of doing nothing. As for the appearance of doing nothing, it is universally interpreted as a sign of weakness. Russians don’t think that way. They don’t care about instant gratification, they care only about one thing: victory. And if that means to look weak, that is fine. From a Russian perspective, sending “messages” or taking symbolic actions (like all 4 of the recent US attacks in Syria) are not signs of strength, but signs of weakness.

    whoa, what’s this stuff, how about calling it long winded, obscurantist, … a few more choice phrases come to mind memory.

    But if that last paragraph is starting to make sense, how about applying it to Trump’s MO too … after all, he is Putin’s boy, isn’t he.

    But then, the entire thrust of jew’s hundred year rape of the western mind was precisely to render it unable to see beyond the short term, instant gratification.

    1. “…many paragraphs mirror my thinking so closely that i could have written them.

      sampler

      There is a pattern here, however, and that pattern is that all US actions so far have been solely for show: the basically failed bombing of the Syria military airbase, the bombing of the Syrian army column, the shooting down of the Syrian fighter-bomber and of the Iranian drone – all these actions have no real military value.”

      But (unsurprisingly) you left out a critically important sentence:

      “They do, however, have a provocative value as each time all the eyes turn to Russia to see if the Russians will respond or not.”

      The key word here is of course “PROVOCATIVE”. Team Chumpster may be testing the Russian resolve, as the Saker suggests, or they may be trying to provoke the Syrian Army or allied Shiite militia to shoot back.

      1. But (unsurprisingly) you left out a critically important sentence:

        “while i don’t quite agree with The saker’s take on Putin-Trump dynamics, which he seems to judge as hostile – and i do not, just compare their personal rapport to Putin-Obama, not to mention Obama’s PMS pettiness”

        Team Trump and Team Putin may actually be one and the same … I hope that these dozen words are not too much to digest as a realistic possibility.
        Others on this site, including patriotically minded Americans and army vets are expressing preference for a Christian Russia over US ZOG – so why not entertain the possibility that Trump too is playing a long game, seeing as how there is no America to speak of, hasn’t been for well over a century, only a Jew plantation populated by servile and unthinking peons and therefore not worth defending with one’s life as such.

        I have on several occasions pointed out absurdities, impossible to entertain in real life, in the assertion that Trump is a fully obedient creature under jew’s control and moreover proved that yes, jews indeed hate his guts (in their private, protected opinion) – therefore it stands to reason that there is at the very least some resistance by Trump, the question being how much exactly.
        If Trump were 100% owned by Jew, wouldn’t his approval exceed 65% that Obama, recalcitrant on occasion – definite bad chemistry with Netanyahu, had throughout both terms?
        Instead, he was at 32% even in March and is likely way below that now – WHY?

        It feels like arguing with a Holocaust promoter who habitually jumps the shark every time when faced with a contradiction in his “logic”, e.g., devaluation of the Auschwitz plaque from 4 million to 1.5 leaves the magic 6 million intact.

        I remember when there was a time I had to defend Putin just the same, because “he hung out with chabad” or “didn’t release documents debunking Holocaust” or “failed to properly honor Hitler” or “could have sunk the NIST 9/11 coverup”, etc, etc.

        Certainly, Pat puts both Trump and Putin in the same basket of deplorables – and so do I – imagine that.

      2. “Team Trump and Team Putin may actually be one and the same”

        According to the increasingly implausible (IMO) theory you cling to, but the sentence you conspicuously omitted from your quote suggests the opposite.

        “… I hope that these dozen words are not too much to digest as a realistic possibility.”

        The words aren’t the problem but the reasoning behind them is seriously flawed, IMO.

        “Others on this site, including patriotically minded Americans and army vets are expressing preference for a Christian Russia over US ZOG – so why not entertain the possibility that Trump too is playing a long game, seeing as how there is no America to speak of, hasn’t been for well over a century, only a Jew plantation populated by servile and unthinking peons and therefore not worth defending with one’s life as such.”

        Unfortunately I can only consider those possibilities for which I can see some evidence; and the only evidence I see points in the opposite direction, I’m sorry to say.

      3. Lobro –

        You wrote:
        “Certainly, Pat puts both Trump and Putin in the same basket of deplorables ..”

        Yep. And for the ‘ump-teenth’ time… with Beechnut ‘tabaccy’ stuck in cheek… aiming at the opposing bleachers… (duck, you sucker)…

        … ALL national leaders are LIARS..!! 🙂

      4. “Team Trump and Team Putin may actually be one and the same …”

        Thinking about if further, I have to ask, what exactly do you mean by this statement (especially as it may relate to the apparent agenda of the Jewish collective)?

      5. Yep –

        Trump’s Pharisee-Jew lawyers practice…. and lie and cheat….

        ….and steal in Moscow, as well as NYC..!! 🙂

        “Our Moscow office includes more than 40 lawyers and staff who have been working together for many years. Our lawyers are well known in the Russian market, and have deep familiarity with the local legislation, practices, and key players.

        “We provide a full-service business practice for international and Russian clients, including advice on corporate, finance, M&A, transactional finance, litigation and international arbitration, energy and natural resources projects, real estate property transactions, labor and employment issues, immigration, and a wide range of regulatory matters.

        “In addition to providing advice focused on Russia, the team represents clients in the entire region encompassing Russia, Kazakhstan (working with our colleagues in Almaty and Astana), and the other countries of the former Soviet Union, including Central Asia and the Caspian.”

        https://www.morganlewis.com/locations/moscow

    2. Lobro,
      Did you watch the “Sistema” videos? No posturing, shouting, comic-book stances, messages or threats. Quietly, calmly the Russian warrior dominates his opponent with minimum effort but highly efficient results.

      1. Don –

        That is the case all around the world. The Thuggees in India were/ARE the best. 🙂
        http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/thuggees-cult-assassins-india-002145

        There are many stealthy killers in America. The government does not let on. They do not want to have more people join in on the hunt. It takes place every day. The bodies are fed to hogs….. or dumped in swamps for alligator bait. No body = no crime.

        Some killers get caught.

        In the 1980s – Joseph Paul Franklin was charged with the crime of shooting Clinton’s advisor, Vernon Jordan. Pleading not guilty, Franklin was acquitted, but later admitted to the assassination attempt as well as the murder of many other black Americans.

        Joseph Paul Franklin was an American serial killer who gained notoriety for numerous murders in the late 1970s and early 1980s. His killing spree was the subject of a fictional novel entitled “Hunter” by white supremacist William Luther Pierce.

        He was the guy who shot ‘Hustler’ magazine publisher, Larry Flynt in 1978, and Flynt was left permanently paralyzed from the waist down.

        Pierce said of Franklin that “he saw his duty as a white man and did what a responsible son of his race must do.”

  3. Instant Gratification
    more than any other phrase, even more than the sinister Political Correctness, an allied form, epitomizes our times.

    It is the lubricant for godless, amoral Materialism, narcissistic hedonism, overweening vanity, the worship of debt and willing slavery to Jew’s usury.
    It goes a long ways to explaining so many of the seemingly inexplicable facets of western life.

    Worth meditating on.

    1. For an impression of the general intelligence of the American people, here is a video of Mark Dice where he asks people in the street whether the American army should attack the al-Qa’ida base on the moon or not. Enjoy : https://youtu.be/prLOjYqwaAc

      1. @ Franklin Ryckaert

        Pity you can’t spot a satirical spoof when you see one! 🙂

        Videos like this belong to a popular genre in which an interviewer, often Jewish, conducts a fake interview with paid (or unpaid) actors who are told to act as dumb and stupid as possible. The stupider the answers, the more hilarious the video.

        The aim? To make it appear to the whole world that no people are quite as stupid as Americans. For one thing, it makes the Jews feel good to see the general denigration of the average low IQ uneducated American who can’t even find America on a world map.

        I’m surprised you were taken in by this calculated spoofery. Anyway, I don’t buy it. Because it’s easier to believe this is a fake video than that so many Americans actually believe Al Qaeda has established a base on the moon.

      2. I agree with Butterfly. I’ve seen dozens of videos which belong to the same “All-Americans-are-Stupid” category. The interviewees are part of the scam, paid to play dumb and look like Merry Morons. Sometimes they work according to a prearranged script.

        I find it hard to believe that this Mark Dice character couldn’t find a single American who didn’t have the IQ of a chimp.

      3. @ Madame Butterfly
        @ Sardonicus

        This is no joke :

        Thoughtcatlog.com, October 7, 2013 :
        14 Surprising Things Americans Don’t Know According To Poll Numbers :

        Some excerpts :

        “…When asked on what year 9/11 took place, 30% of Americans were unable to answer the question correctly, even as few as five years after the attack. This was according to a Washington Post poll conducted in 2006…”

        “…When looking at a map of the world, young Americans had a difficult time correctly identifying Iraq (1 in 7) and Afghanistan (17%). This isn’t that surprising, but only a slim majority (51%) knew where New York was According to Forbes and National Geographic, an alarming 29% couldn’t point to the Pacific Ocean…”

        “…25% of Americans were unable to identify the country from which America gained its independence. Although 19% stated that they were unsure, Gallup findings indicated that others stated answers varying from France to China. Older folks scored much better than young people on this question, as a third of those 18-29 were unable to come up with the correct answer…”

        “…A surprisingly high percentage of Americans, 20%, believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth, instead of the opposite, aka. the correct answer. This is despite the fact that centuries of science have consistently proved otherwise…”

        Need I say more ?

      4. Franklin,

        Thanks for the videos. I had a good laugh. Yep, you’ve converted me to your viewpoint. Maybe there are a lot of stupid people out there. Including me! 🙂

        So what’s the point of having a democracy? . . . if most of the voters out there think the world is flat and that chocolate milk comes from brown cows? 🙂

      5. Not only does it looks like those under 30 don’t know where their going, (head start, common core, the new math, etc,) because they don’t where they’ve been, but they don’t even know where they are.

    2. Lobro –

      You wrote:
      “Worth meditating on.”

      I meditated “BIGGLY” for over F-I-V-E “YUGE” nanoseconds…
      ….. on that one… 🙂

      Saker wrote:
      “The modern western culture is centered on various forms of instant gratification,…”

      Yep. Facts tell all.

      Saker moved to the land of “instant gratification” where bikinis and beer abound… to enjoy the freedom IN FLORIDA… not offered in his “Mother-Land”… Russia.

      Andrei Raevsky, aka ‘The Saker’, was instantly gratified HERE in Cedar Key in November 2013.
      http://dxczjjuegupb.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Selection_080-864x400_c.png

      From:
      http://thesaker.is/saker-request-of-advice-to-the-saker-community-option-a-or-option-b/

    3. Instant gratification as a way of life from the way CEOs run businesses to the way the hoi polloi run their lives is indeed the kiss of death. The only cure for it is to contemplate in saecula saeculorum, or in vitam eternam.

      This is the only antidote available and the only Jew repellant available to the goyim.

      Unfortunately, even the best and brightest among us want to leave that up to other people. It’s a problem with the temptation of instant gratification.

      The other option will lead to the bitches being thrown in burkas and being inseminated by much Muslim seed. I suppose I can find some satisfaction in that as well. It’s not like I didn’t try to warn them or work for the greater good in my life. But whoever listened to me?

    4. @ LOBRO

      “It [Instant Gratification] is the lubricant for godless, amoral Materialism, narcissistic hedonism, overweening vanity, the worship of debt and willing slavery to Jew’s usury. It goes a long ways to explaining so many of the seemingly inexplicable facets of western life.”

      Some of your finest work, Lobro…

    5. Individualism is another aspect of the same illness.
      As Alexis de Tocqueville noted:
      “Individualism, at first, only saps the virtues of public life, but in the long run it attacks and destroys all others and is at length absorbed in downright selfishness.”

      And be ye not like those who forget God, and whom He hath therefore caused to forget their own selves.
      -Qur’an 59:19

      Ibn Khaldun:
      It can be noted that those people who, whether they inhabit the desert or settled areas and cities, live a life of abundance and have all the good things to eat, die more quickly than others when a drought or famine comes upon them. This is the case, for instance, with the Berbers of the Maghrib and the inhabitants of the city of Fez, and as we hear, of Cairo. It is not so with the Arabs who inhabit waste regions and deserts, or with the inhabitants of regions where the date palm grows and whose principal food is dates, or with the present day inhabitants of Ifriqiyah (Libya) whose principal food is barley and olive oil, or with the inhabitants of Spain whose principal food is durra and olive oil. When a drought or a famine strikes them, it does not kill as many of them as of the other group of people, and few, if any, die of hunger. … Those who die in famines are victims of their previous habitual state of satiation, not of the hunger that now afflicts them for the first time.

  4. Why did the US and other western nations invade Syria? For the same reason they invaded and busted up Iraq: for Israel.

    “Israel long since would have taken us to the weapon of mass destruction if there were any or if they had been removed. With Iraq no threat. Why invade a sovereign country? The answer: president George Bush’s policy to secure Israel.”

    Senator Ernest Hollings (ret) S.C, in a 2004 newspaper column

    “Iraq under Saddam Hussein did not pose a threat to the United States but it did to Israel, which is one reason why Washington invaded the Arab country,” said Philip Zelikow, Philip Zelikow, president Bush’s Jewish national security adviser and head of the sham 9/11 Commission.

    In 2004, former US envoy in the Middle East, Gen. Anthony Zinni also claimed that Iraq was invaded to protect Israel.

    https://rehmat1.com/2017/06/24/joe-biden-praises-anti-israel-ernest-hollings/

    Those who dare utter these truths will receive the coveted ‘anti-Semite’ award from the ADL–Another Damn Lie.

    1. Greg, no need for secondary sources, here it is from the horse’s mouth (Arutz Sheva, 26MAR2003): This War is for Us
      first, a benediction as befits those obeying Lord’s Law:

      Stop and think for a moment: the last Gulf War in 1991 ended erev – just before – Purim. This Gulf War began motzei – just after – Shushan Purim. Get the picture? In between, “The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honor.” (Book of Esther 8:16)

      feel that gladness, joy and honor of Purim ritual murder, and
      appreciate the wonders of the jew mind, two-faced, multi-think, talking out of both sides of the mouth:

      Of course this war against Iraq and Saddam Hussein is for us. Even the anti-Semites, like Patrick J. Buchanan and Congressman Jim Moran know it. [both gone, just like David Duke and Cynthia McKinnon, praised be HaShem]

      Rep. Moran recently came out of the closet saying, “If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this.” [what’s his sexual orientation? Anti-semite … F**k the Jews]

      [next we come to the main dish]
      However, we already knew that this war is for us – i.e., the Jews and Israel. Chazal – our sages – throughout the ages have explained the Torah, telling us that
      everything that happens in the world is for the benefit of the Jewish People.

      Simply put another way,
      if all the world is a stage, then
      the Jews – and especially those in the Land of Israel – are the lead actors on the stage of history,
      and the goyim – the nations, i.e. the gentiles – have supporting roles,
      while the evil-doers are props and background scenery.

      And if you quote them verbatim, then you are an antisemite spewing hate speech, inciting another holocaust against the innocent Jewish People, liable to maximum per-and-pro-secution.

      Hm, i don’t even qualify for a supporting role, just a prop and background scenery?

  5. “By now most of you have heard the latest bad news of out Syria: on June 18th a US F/A-18E Super Hornet (1999) used a AIM-120 AMRAAM (1991) to shoot down a Syrian Air Force Su-22 (1970).”

    Somewhere I read that the U.S. jet fired two missiles at the SU-22, and the first missile supposedly missed the target. If I assume that the missiles fired were the latest AMRAAM variant (AIM-120D), and I assume that the Syrian SU-22 wasn’t equipped with any late model Khibiny DRFM EW systems, that seems to imply lousy performance of the AMRAAM missile. If it takes two missiles to hit an unprotected, antiquated SU-22, what would “Pk” be against an SU-35 sporting Khibiny-M?

  6. Hahaha, the “Putin+Trump on the same team” fan club grows ever bigger, besides pat and me (chewing tabbacky on the opposing bleachers) now we get the entire Judea: Washpo Anon Source at CIA: Putin Gave Direct Orders to Help Elect Donald Trump.
    and no, it is not The Onion spoof, enjoy the real thing or watch the CBS video.

    Washington Post is reporting today that Vladimir Putin himself directed his agents to help elect Donald Trump.

    Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides.

    The White House debated various options to punish Russia, but facing obstacles and potential risks, it ultimately failed to exact a heavy toll on the Kremlin for its election interference.

    Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race.

    But it went further. The intelligence captured Putin’s specific instructions on the operation’s audacious objectives — defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and help elect her opponent, Donald Trump.

    jews protecting their precious asset Trump – LOL.
    Just look at Bortnikov’s sneaky red look …
    Those mighty Russians, led by supernatural demiurge Putin – maybe he even controls the Rothschilds, i am starting to get the willies.

    1. Again, parallels spring to mind, when HMS Holocaust (“The Ship Of Joos”) is sinking, the desperate passengers take desperate measures, every fortnight a new ‘olocaust flick gets full court press treatment, like “Denial”, so the more the wide public laughs at them, the funnier their stories get, “Elie Wiesel Defends Democratic Process From Islamofascists Russonazis“, bernard henri-Levy gives it 2 thumbs up! giant matzo+pussyhat tailgate parties expected.

      incidentally … Islamofascists … haven’t heard that one in some time, wonder why, hey wiggins, got any ideas? 😉

    2. Yeah, I fondly remember those heady days of 2016, when we were all on the same team, all wanting the same thing (or so we thought).

      Silly us; we labored under the impression that peace was within our grasp. Yessir, Vladimir Putin and I and many others were all doing what we could for the cause.

      And for a little while we thought we had cause to celebrate. But then, shortly after being inaugurated, Donald John Trump started showing his true colors, he started betraying all of us who supported him, and it’s been downhill ever since.

    3. @ Lobro

      If Obomber knew that the Russians were rigging the election, surely Killery would have been singing the rigged election song instead of Trump. It makes no sense so it must be true. 🙂 A 180 degree assumption on anything the Washington Post says is always closer to the truth.

      1. Ung,
        It (what you’re saying) makes sense, so it must be ignored 🙂

        but once again, my point is this (must bullet it again):

        washington post is a 100% jew mouthpiece (just remember who quarterbacked the watergate),
        • by absolutely no stretch of imagination can one pattycake the above linked article (“Putin Gave Direct Orders to Help Elect Donald Trump”) as helpful to Trump, it is clearly hostile to Putin and by extension, to Trump, since Putin is promoting Trump,

        therefore by simple logic (A is equivalent to B, A is related to C, therefore B is related to C … transitive rule or something), Jew is hostile to Putin and Trump.
        This is somewhat disguised by the fact that WaPo does not (and on advice of its legal team, shouldn’t) go after the president directly, so they do it through Putin, being an acceptable free fire target, ie,
        Putin is enemy, Trump is Putin’s man” but
        “we are not openly advocating that Trump is enemy, that conclusion is reader’s to make”.

        Of course, in another layer of deception, they will never say, WHOSE ENEMY? because that could lead to some identification problems.

  7. Fine analysis. I would say the Australian decision is important and makes me wonder if certain parties have made unreported efforts to halt the madness before we all regret it. The Saker, like many of us here, lost his former employment because of moral objections, specifically to orchestrated wars in Chechnya, Bosnia, and elsewhere. The book “My Jihad” by Aukai Collins tells the story of one man’s radicalization and disillusion. The chapter titled “Youth” teaches how Intelligence Agencies don’t have to go far for cannon fodder for their machinations, as zionist sponsored widespread societal collapse does all the work for them. Collins eventually lost a leg in Chechnya. There are other reports like it seen from the UK and elsewhere.

    It won’t be too long before these battle hardened and combat experienced takfiris begin to bite the hand that nourished them and fed them. Then the wire pullers might finally realize indifference to your own country, it’s people, and traditions was a very bad mistake indeed.

  8. I doubt that actions of a short-term and tactical level had much to do with the German failure in Russia. I would cite 2-primary reasons:

    1) Russian Intel learning that the Japanese weren’t going to attack in the east enabled Siberian troops to advance to positions opposing the Wehrmact

    2) The sabotaging of German Intel enabled the Soviets to anticipate the Wehrmact’s every move

    Just the very fact that Hitler was duped into getting the jump and attacking in the East on June 22, 1941 doomed Germany for all intents and purposes

  9. Craig Paul Roberts thinks that the deep and deepening state is rolling over the Copper Top till he doesn’t know what to do. Couldn’t his 36 year old son-in-law manikin, one the great minds known and chief advisor give the Copper Top Don some clues. On the other hand maybe (((he))) is.

    1. TJ,

      everyone seems awestruck by ambiguous jewboy’s preternatural intelligence, so way beyond that no one can even ballpark it.
      So let me give it a try.

      we know that he is a BRILLIANT slumlord, brilliant at draining the last drop of blood and sweat from walking corpses, his one proven achievement.
      Moreover, he be the pious jew, recites kol nidre every time he brushes teeth, done yeshiva, shul up to 8th grade or whatever, attends chabad ‘gogue regularly, married a sexy shiksa who converted and swoons all over him (so they say).
      She then says that he is SO bright that he read the huge book on israel-palestinian issues while waiting in the ski lift lineup and he is now fully qualified to negotiate, free of in-laws tether on behalf of everybody, the USA, israel and Palestine.
      Ok, but my question is if he is such a superjew, how come he didn’t know zilch about khazar-palestine issues before?
      Sounds to me more like one of those bright lights that Franklin referred to further up in the thread, none of whom could finger the pacific ocean on the map of Pacific Ocean.

      Which makes him a perfect jew foil for the orange father-in-law, get an absolute effeminate jew dummy to soak up all the intentionally created misconceptions, oh look, he got a jew-in-law, we can trust him and we will control him through jared, oy vey!
      I say he is keeping his liplock tight for a good reason.
      Even that glassy eyed look that everyone takes for a death stare projecting some macabre power – it also looks like someone who urgently needs a diaper change.

      I laughed when i saw the picture of him in Iraq, standing before the hardened psychos, clutching the dainty little purse to his chest … came to lay down the rules of engagement, the law of the jungle!

      1. @ Lobro

        “We know that he [JARED KUSHNER] is a BRILLIANT slumlord, brilliant at draining the last drop of blood and sweat from walking corpses, his one proven achievement.

        Moreover, he be the pious jew, recites kol nidre every time he brushes teeth, done yeshiva, shul up to 8th grade or whatever, attends chabad ‘gogue regularly, married a sexy shiksa who converted and swoons all over him (so they say).

        She [LASHA DARKMOON???] then says that he is SO bright that he read the huge book on israel-palestinian issues while waiting in the ski lift lineup and he is now fully qualified to negotiate, free of in-laws tether on behalf of everybody, the USA, israel and Palestine.

        Ok, but my question is if he is such a superjew, how come he didn’t know zilch about khazar-palestine issues before?

        Can you please clarify if this is a veiled attack on Lasha Darkmoon for saying this in her introduction to the Jared Kushner video. To my mind, it looks as if you are criticizing LD for saying Jared Kushner was a “brilliant” supergenius for figuring out how to solve the Arab-Israeli problem in a few minutes while wating for a ski lift. This is what LD said:

        According to a well-publicized report, political ignoramus Jared was so remarkably gifted that he managed to acquire an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Middle East in a few minutes. While waiting for a ski lift to arrive, Jared read a report on the Middle East that one of his aides had handed him. By the time the lift had arrived, maybe 5-10 minutes later, Jared knew all that he needed to know about the Middle East and how to solve the complex Arab-Israeli problem, “It’s quite amazing how clever he is!” his wife Ivanka gushed.

        I’m just asking you to clarify if you are mocking Lasha Darkmoon for suggesting that Jared was a “brilliant supergenius” (as you seem to be doing) or if are you aware that LD was employing heavy irony?

        Who are you referring to when you say “SHE then says he was so bright that he read the whole book on israel-palestine issues while waiting in the ski lift lineup and he is now fully qualified to negotiate…”? Are you referring to Lasha Darkmoon who was speaking ironically/sarcastically or are you referring to Ivanka Trump who thought Jared was genuinely brilliant?

        Sorry for “misunderstanding” you again if I have misunderstood you. But I am either extraordinarily stupid or Grammar Fiend and others are right to refer to the “obscurantism” of your literary style. I mean, couldn’t you have told us who ‘SHE’ was, LD or Ivanka Trump? Wouldn’t that have helped us to figure out who you are criticizing here, LD or Ivanka Trump?

      2. @Sister Monica,
        Let us clarify more than just the passage referred to.

        First,

        a sexy shiksa who converted and swoons all over him (so they say).
        SHE then says that he is SO bright that he read the huge book on israel-palestinian issues while waiting in the ski lift lineup

        once again … 7 words separate “SHIKSA” and “SHE”.
        Is one of those 7 words “LASHA” or “DARKMOON”?

        Or maybe by further extension of your principle of automatic, maximum suspicion of every word I say, maybe I meant to say that
        “Lasha is the shiksa who married Jared Kushner, converted to judaism, now swoons all over him and she then says that he is SO bright that he read the huge book on israel-palestinian issues while waiting in the ski lift lineup”,
        because who else in the world could have been privy to this information but Jared Kushner’s wife (LD, naturally) who sticks close to him in rapt admiration while he gobbles up a scholarly tome on Jewish-Palestine history?

        I am sure the issue is of obscurantist type again, sorry, I am about to fix it once and for all.

        Sister Monica … and whoever sides with you:
        I sense watchful hostility, growing with each article, certainly each of my posts, that chip on your collective shoulder getting uncomfortable for all, including me.

        There is no need for this, Sister (and don’t jump, screaming “I am not your sister, Lobro!!!“, just saying it preemptively, being of unsound mind and grammar).

        No. Need. At. All.
        (I will let you figure out the rest, my final bit of obscurantism)

      3. @ Lobro

        PLEASE READ THIS POST CAREFULLY. IT’S IMPORTANT.

        There is no “watchful hostility” to you coming from me at all. Yes there IS hostility toward you on this website, but it’s coming from other posters, not from me or Toby or anyone else in Administration. I simply asked you to clarify your meaning, that’s all. OK, so it appears you were referring to Ivanka, not to Lasha. Now I know!

        The reason I asked you was because you have attacked Lasha once on this site before. You sneered openly at a comment she made and when she explained that she had said the OPPOSITE of what you’d thought she said, and that she had actually AGREED wth you, you admitted you were wrong and put it down to your “dyslexia”. You had stopped reading right in the middle of her comment. This gave you the wrong impression. If you’d read on a bit further, you would have found that she was in complete agreement with you. Attacking her was therefore grossly unfair, especially as you have repeatedly claimed to be a “friend” of Lasha’s.

        The second occasion when you attacked Lasha quite openly — or appeared to do so — was when she wrote an article about Donald Trump that you objected to. This is what you said:

        “Here is a rabbi who could have written a good chunk of this article, so many points in perfect harmony, a beautiful melody indeed.”

        Toby asked you if you were referring to Lasha’s article. A simple, polite question. You evaded the question and gave him a long spiel instead. He didn’t pursue the matter.

        So I ask you again: were you referring to Lasha’s article? It seemed to me (and just about everyone else) that you were suggesting that Lasha’s article could have been written by a rabbi. If so, isn’t it insulting to suggest that Lasha is a crypto-Jew or cuddling up to the Jews? I wouldn’t mind if Troj had said this, but you are not Troj. You are a professed “friend” of Lasha’s who has known her for many years and probably exchanged many friendly emails with her.

        As of now, I cease to be a monitor here. But before I go I will say this. I am not “hostile” to you. Not in the slightest. And I hope you will continue to post here as before. Why leave when 99% of your posts are brilliant and only 1% give cause for concern?

        If you decide to leave, I will conclude that it’s because you have come to hate Lasha Darkmoon with a new and seething hatred. And Lasha herself will conclude that your departure can mean only one thing: hatred, personal hatred of her.

        Lasha herself would obviously like to know if you have ceased to regard her as a friend. Do you now see her as a bitter enemy?

      4. Sister Monica,

        I don’t think Lobro needs to answer your questions. I advise him not to do so. Let’s keep our eye on the ball and avoid these petty off-topic distractions.

      5. I’d be sorry to see Lobro go. He’s a great guy and I love him to bits! 🙂

        If he goes just because he can’t stand the occasional heat in the kitchen, he’ll prove he’s chicken-hearted. A weakling who refuses to stay and fight his corner like a man. So hang on, Lobro.
        Too early to jump ship yet!

        What’s the point of jumping ship when the ship ain’t sinking? 🙂

      6. Sister –
        Lobro –

        Trump supporters are sore winners as much as Hillary supporters are sore losers.

        Prove me wrong, Lobro… Keep commenting.

        I never paid much attention to the fighting unless it involved me.

        HELL.. I get attacked and abused every day here..!! NO biggie…

        I am a ‘submariner tough’ mule-headed gadfly …still surfacing as often as I dive.(Very important!!) AND…..
        The water here is not scary at all.!!

        Stick around and argue some more..!! 🙂

  10. Meanwhile, it is “business as usual” between East and West. Strategists on both “sides” know their limits, but both are ruled by the same master$. Neither makes $$ without the other, so the games will go on… (The poor inhabitants of Syria, Iraq, and Iran will continue to suffer.)
    Russia will not shoot down any American aircraft because it would end a profitable game – for both sides. As long as no gamesters make any stupid moves, the games will go on…

    1. Gilbert- Why then would Australia withdraw it’s combat aircraft if there was no danger? Sanctions as well are not popular in Russia, though you must say the Russians have adapted splendidly. Today I had the chance to review early Darkmoon postings, going back to Gothic. LD called for Russian ejection of (Soros) NGO’s a good while ago before it became official policy, and as the Saker mentions above, the early recognition of the new Ukraine regime may have been a mistake on Russia’s part – call it wishful thinking perhaps. I don’t see it all as scripted with occasional mistakes, otherwise unless we were residents of Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, or Yemen we wouldn’t need to worry. The zionist part I do see as scripted, but that’s coming from open zionist and jewish admissions; the Yinon Plan, the miscegenation in Europe and the USA are freely admitted and gloated over.

      On a more positive note I discovered your poem about the “Reflection in the Looking Glass”, it’s one of the best I’ve ever read.

      1. Thanks, Winston. My poetic tendencies come in short bursts, nowadays, because there’s so much else to have to consider…
        Anyhow, Australia knows it is small potatoes in the game, and its aircraft might be considered less consequential as targets. (No use in tempting Fate!)

      2. @ Winston

        Based on what I read, I forget where, it only took Australia two days to change their mind and continue to fly with the coalition. They must have gotten a call from their (((owners.)))

  11. WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON????

    Saker did not mention that – RIGHT NOW – ‘Put-On’ the “YUGE” brilliant(sic) chess-player is shipping state of the art military equipment to US ALLIES..!!

    Now NATO has the S-300VM SAM system too..!! 🙂

    (NO biggie. US COMPANIES in Russia actually designed and built them anyway.)

    Egypt is an MNNA – Major non-NATO ally (MNNA) which is a designation given by the United States government to close allies who have STRATEGIC working relationships with U.S. Armed Forces but are not members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

    Egypt takes delivery of Almaz-Antey S-300VM SAM system

    Egypt has begun taking delivery of Almaz-Antey S-300VM long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems from Russia.

    Egypt ordered the S-300VM in 2015 for $1 billion U.S. It was part of a $3.5 billion arms package negotiated with Russia in 2013….

    —The package also includes 50 Mikoyan MiG-29M/M2 and Kamov Ka-52K attack helicopters.—

    http://quwa.org/2017/06/08/egypt-takes-delivery-almaz-antey-s-300vm-sam-system/

    Soooo….

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi appointed Egyptian Ambassador to Belgium Ehab Fawzy as the head of an Egyptian PERMANENT mission to NATO.

    Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri said:

    “Egypt will benefit from NATO’s facilities. The mutual relations will evolve after the establishment of an official Egyptian mission. This is a channel to propose the Egyptian vision regarding many issues.”

    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170318-egypt-appoints-permanent-nato-envoy/

    …..

    Saker should ‘KEEP UP’ better in sunny Florida..!!!

    He should know…. the warring countries are ALL hooked in series at the TOP..!!

    AND…. that ALL national leaders are criminal LIARS..!!

    They are (S)elected because they are excellent LIARS..!! 🙂

  12. “This is basically the single main reason why both Napoleon and Hitler lost their wars against Russia: an almost exclusive focus on the short term and tactical. ”

    Don’t know about this one, there is more to it (for example, the Soviet Union nearly lost, were it not for the massive supply of equipment by the US lend-lease agreement, and bad timing by the Wehrmacht because they first had to help out with the Mussolini fiasco – he started a war without consulting Hitler).

    And in Angola during the so called battle of Cuito Cuanavale (“The last hot battle of the Cold War”), when the Cubans, backed by their GDR and Russian advisors used rather static warfare doctrine (and this after many many decades of experience with war) and South Africa used Blitzkrieg tactics (we called it mobile warfare) and hit them hard and fast (until South African politicians got cold feet and interferred and prevented the army to continue with the blitzkrieg, and then South Africa sort of got stuck).

    I would give anything to know what exactly is going on inside the mind of American pilots (not only the Americans – all NATO troops) who willingly play this game along. Is there not a single who questions the ethical side of things? Dresden, etc. have we not learned? It does not seem so, people carry on drone like. This is quite nice – you brainwash soldiers (winding them up like an automaton) and then sent them to war.

    1. EX –

      You wrote:
      “Is there not a single (person in military )who questions the ethical side of things?”

      Yes. Many. They have hard landings and/or fall over-board at midnight from the carrier deck. Not missed until absent at muster next morning. During Nam the carriers were expected to ‘lose’ at least 10 every year. Never knew what happened. Just missing.

      On land they are ‘fragged’ in their tents and forgotten.

      Those who survive the extreme treatments are kicked out. VA poisoners might get those later.

      Patton got his…. He did not “go along to get along.”

      “Nothing to see… move along.”

      1. Thank you very much for your (very unsettling) reply.

        I found this:

        “This time by god, we were going to kick ass and win the war, not like Viet Nam.”

        http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2017/06/27/are-assad-and-the-russians-about-to-gas-6-million-children/

        My word – does the normal John Citizen still think it sort of still is the Cold War with Russia as the enemy? While some of our veterans have visited the Russian Angola veterans and are big friends today.

        Then you in the USA have a huge problem at hand, and as America still is a military superpower, all of the West shares this problem.

        I have an acquaintance (also an ex South African, highly qualified, part of my generation, the “Bush War” generation) who left South Africa for the USA, complained he never saw an apple pie, all Hollywood propaganda, thought the school system was inferior due to the “no child left behind” system, and then left the USA quite disillusioned. But I knew other South Africans who stayed in the the USA and were quite enthusiastic and adapted easily, but those were cases that went there before the year 2000. Much of white South Africa shares the American way of thinking in the business arena. Some of our major banks were modelled around the Hogan core banking software system.

  13. SYRIA??? LATEST???

    —*Phony weakling* ‘Put-On’ allows – UN W.H.O. – in there..!!!—

    SYRIA: 17 Children Paralyzed by Polio Vaccine, and W.H.O. Wants to Vaccinate 400,000 More Children!

    At least 17 children have been paralyzed from polio in war-torn Syria. The United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) admits that the outbreak was caused by the vaccine!

    https://needtoknow.news/2017/06/syria-17-children-paralyzed-polio-vaccine-wants-vaccinate-400000-children/

  14. I rather think that sometimes a bit of ‘instant gratification’ can be a mighty good thing.
    As opposed that is, to waiting years to finally understand, contrary to all your hopes, you’ve been royally screwed by a Carnival Barker named Donald J. Trump.
    When you realize you’ve stepped on a snake you don’t play the ‘long game’.

  15. the latest DE-escalation in Syria – what is REALLY going on?

    tweet from laura Rozen, jewess-with-integrity (another oxymoron, i wonder):
    why this, unconfirmed, would make sense. hear trump tells mattis tillerson he wants to finish IS in syria & get out. does not want to own it
    moreover, she claims that the US wants to abandon its Tanf (syria) base where all the recent rouble was cooked up.

    i keep saying, what you see is not necessarily what you get, if there is indeed a struggle against Judea, it won’t be nakedly obvious or it will be over very quickly, as the head-on warriors, Art Topham, Ursula haverbeck, prof faurisson, David Duke, Cynthia McKinney and so many others discovered, viz, that heroism is good for one battle, survival is good for war.

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