A report claims that a Chinese naval vessel carrying dozens of “military advisers” is on its way to Syria and the Chinese troops will then join with the “hundreds” of Russian soldiers.
“The Chinese will be arriving in the coming weeks,” a Syrian army official told Lebanon-based news website –Al-Masdar Al-‘Arabi.
The Chinese ship has crossed the Suez Canal in Egypt and is currently in the Mediterranean Sea.
However, according to Israeli military news website –DEBKAfile, the aircraft carrier, Liaoning-CV-16, is already docked at the Syrian port of Tartus, accompanied by a guided missile cruiser.
The Chinese troops are expected to join the Russian forces in the Latakia region, where the Russians are building a massive military base.
In recent weeks, world leaders including the US have been forced to reconsider their stance on Syria, largely owing to Russia’s continued backing for Syrian President Assad and its bold move to dispatch military troops and aircraft to Syria.
A CNN report on Sunday (27 September) confirmed that Iraq has agreed to share military intelligence with Russia and Syria to fight Isis.
Similarly Iran, emboldened by the Russians, last week dispatched 1,000 soldiers to Syria. Iran has claimed that it has deployed the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) to assist the Hezbollah in Zabadani.
And within days after the arrival of the Iranian marines, reports last week revealed that Russian forces reportedly teamed up with the Hezbollah and the Syrian army to carry out a raid against an Islamic State (Isis) near Aleppo.
The Russians reportedly launched an attack on Isis at the Kweiris airbase located east of Aleppo.
For Hassan el-Banna, the Muslim world has been corrupted by the modern world and Western decadence ever since the fall of the Ottoman Caliphate (Treaty of Sevres, 1923). In order to retrieve this « golden age », he created a secret society, the Muslim Brotherhood, whose sole objective is the restoration of the Caliphate by means of jihad. In December 2010, supported by Qatar and the CIA, the Brotherhood launched the « Arab Spring » and attempted to seize power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria. After a year of pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes, the Brotherhood was suddenly rejected by all these states. Certain members of the Brotherhood then decided to risk everything, and proclaimed the Caliphate in Syria and Iraq.
Within a week, all the Western leaders, one after another, relinquished the objective that they had been collectively pursuing for almost 5 years – the overthrow of the Syrian Arab Republic and its democratically elected President, Bachar el-Assad.
We are obliged to admit that if everything has changed since the signing of the 5+1 agreement with Iran, it is not simply because of the will of the Supreme Leader of Iran, nor that of President Putin, but also because their wishes coincide with the wishes of the White House.
During the first quarter of 2012, the United States and Russia, noting the stupidity of the Muslim Brotherhood’s project to seize power – the « Arab Spring » – and imagined a new distribution of power in the « Greater Middle East » which they began to implement with the Geneva Conference. But President Obama proved himself incapable of honouring his word. One week later, François Hollande called the « Friends of Syria » to re-start the war, then Kofi Annan made an international spectacle of resigning his functions as a mediator, while France, Qatar, Jordan and Israël launched the operation « Damascus Volcano » and assassinated the heads of the Syrian National Security Council.
It became clear very quickly that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, CIA director David Petraeus and the new director of Political Affairs for the UNO, Jeffrey Feltman, had been pulling the strings since the beginning. We had to wait for the end of the US election campaign and the re-election of Barack Obama before he was able to block – or arrest – General Petraeus, and fire Hillary Clinton. As for Feltman, he remained in the shadows and continued his sabotage of White House policy by assuring everyone, by way of his subalterns Lakhdar Brahimi and Staffan de Mistura, that the Republic would be defeated and forced, sooner or later, to accept total and unconditional surrender.
Obama’s policy (appeasement with Russia and the re-orienting of US troops towards the Far East) was brutally destroyed by the success of the « Colour Revolution » in Ukraine, in November 2013. This operation, which terminated the process of destruction of Ukraine and the isolation of Russia which had begun as soon as the USSR was dislocated, was triggered without the knowlege of the White House. The United States prepare their secret operations years in advance, and launch them when the political opportunity presents itself. This time, someone gave the order without referring to the US National Security Council. The result was a crisis without precedent – the independence of Crimea, which refused the coup d’état, it’s incorporation into the Russian Federation, the revolts in Donbass and Lougansk, Western sanctions against Moscow and the retaliatory sanctions by Russia against the Western powers. In short, the interruption of all East-West relations.
Curiously, President Obama seemed to allow his « hawks » to impose a policy that he had not chosen himself. However, he continued the secret negotiations with Iran which he had initiated at the beginning of his second mandate. As the talks dragged on, it was not until July 2015 that an agreement was reached .
Since that date, we have been watching a thaw in the relations between Washington and Moscow, and a solution to the Ukrainian crisis – the Minsk accords.Their implementation began when, on the 26 th September, Russia signed an agreement to supply gas to Ukraine. There has also been a political reversal in the Near East. We therefore find ourselves, de facto, in the same position we were in on the 30th June 2012, during the Geneva Communiqué.
Except that during these last three years, Syria has been extensively destroyed, losing more than 200,000 souls, and the Muslim Brotherhood has proclaimed the Caliphate for which they have been waging a jihad since 1928. Their ambitions now menace the whole region.
In any case, the resistance of the Syrian People and its allies – in particular, Hezbollah – and the determination of Iran and Russia, have given President Obama the time to regain control of his house. The ex-right-hand man of David Petraeus, General John Allen, who had managed to escape from the purge of November 2012, has just been sacked. He was the Commander of the « anti »- Daesh Coalition. Jeffrey Feltman’s work documents are now circulating among the members of the Security Council.
Certain wise and courageous men have avoided this artificial conflict, the « Arab Spring », from degenerating into the Third World War.
Keep in mind :
The « Arab Spring » was aimed at installing the Muslim Brotherhood in positions of power throughout the Arab world. In reaction to their failure, some members of the Brotherhood proclaimed the Caliphate with Daesh.
The liberal hawks and the neo-conservatives want to provoke a war against Russia. With this aim, they favoured the « Arab Spring », later opposed the idea of peace in Syria, then organised the « Colour Revolution » in Ukraine, before supporting Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
It has taken President Obama three years to clean up his administration – and the job is not yet finished…
There exists an agreement between Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and the Ayatollah Ali Khameneï for re-establishing peace in the Near East.
Vladimir Drinkman has admitted his role in the hacking campaign.
Vladimir Drinkman, a 34-year-old hacker who hails from Syktyvkar, Russia and Moscow, confessed to committing cybercrimes before a New Jersey federal court on Tuesday.
His felonies, which cost businesses hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, involved breaching the corporate networks of major organizations such as Nasdaq NDAQ -2.10% , Dow Jones, JCP JCP -1.51% , Heartland Payment Systems HPY -1.73% , and JetBlue JBLU 0.85% , among at least a dozen others, according to a Department of Justice announcement.
The statement labels the hacking campaign, which compromised more than 160 million credit card numbers since the mid ’00s, “the largest such scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.”
According to the investigation, Drinkman worked with four accomplices—three Russians and a Ukrainian—to hack into these networks, mine them for valuable data, store the loot on an anonymous web-hosting server, and sell the stolen data. The other defendants named are Alexandr Kalinin (29-years-old, from St. Petersburg), Roman Kotov (34, Moscow), Mikhail Rytikov (28, Odessa) and Dmitriy Smilianets (32, Moscow).
While Drinkman and Smilianets were apprehended during a visit to the Netherlands in June 2012, the others remain at large. Smilianets is currently in the U.S.’s custody and faces other charges in New York, according to the statement.
“This hacking ring’s widespread attacks on American companies caused serious harm and more than $300 million in losses to people and businesses in the United States,” said Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s criminal division. “As demonstrated by today’s conviction, our close cooperation with our international partners makes it more likely every day that we will find and bring to justice cyber criminals who attack America—wherever in the world they may be.”
Drinkman, who originally plead not guilty, had been previously charged in the 2009 case against 34-year-old Albert Gonzalez, a resident of Miami, Fl., who is currently serving 20 years in prison for his part in the Heartland breach. That incident, which resulted in more than 130 million lost credit card numbers, was the largest ever corporate cybertheft reported at the time.
The world’s largest submarine, the Dmitri Donskoy (TK-208), Nato-coded Typhoon, has set sail for the Mediterranean and is destined for the Syrian coast, debkafile reports exclusively from its military and intelligence sources. Aboard the sub are 20 Bulava (NATO-code SS-N-30) intercontinental ballistic missiles with an estimated up to 200 nuclear warheads. Each missile, with a reported range of 10,000km, carries 6-10 MIRV nuclear warheads.
The Russian sub set sail from its North Sea base on Sept. 4, escorted by two anti-sub warfare ships. Their arrival at destination in 10 days time will top up the new Russian military deployment in Syria.
President Vladimir Putin’s introduction of a nuclear force opposite Syrian shores builds up what first looked like an operation to fortify Assad’s regime in Damascus into a military expedition capable of an air and sea confrontation with US forces in the Middle East.
US Secretary of State John Kerry suggested as much Saturday, Sept. 5, when he expressed concern over reports of Russia’s “increasing military build-up in Syria” in a phone call to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The State Department reported: “The Secretary made clear that if such reports were accurate, these actions could further escalate the conflict, lead to greater loss of innocent life, increase refugee flows and risk confrontation with the anti-ISIL coalition operation in Syria.”
Kerry was referring to potential Russian interference with US-led coalition air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria.
debkafile’s sources in Washington and Moscow report that the dispatch of a nuclear sub to Syrian waters is taken as a strong message that the Kremlin will not let the US impede its military intervention in the Syrian conflict and will go to extreme lengths to keep the way open for the flow of Russian troops to the war-torn country.
This situation has gone a long way beyond Obama administration intentions when US-Russian talks were initially held for US forces posted in Turkey and Iraq, together with the Russian troops arriving in Syria, to launch a combined effort against the Islamic State. Those talks came to naught.
In its coming issue out Friday, Sept. 11, DEBKA Weekly 678 will reveal for the first time how Putin intends to array the Russian forces he is consigning to Syria, their operational planning, their military coordination with Iran and, above all, how the new Russian intervention in Syria may impact US Middle East policy and Israel.
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