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The so-called "AMC", which often lives in a true alternative galaxy, like that of many Trumpists, Pepe the Frog, fanatical liberals, LGBTQ lobbyists, and replacement theorists, can go to hell. If they do not understand the dimension of the catastrophe in Syria and Turkey, and the urgent need for help for their population, regardless of its origin, they are hopelessly lost.

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Interesting - things to watch for! As an aside, you frequently refer to the AMC, but I think you must have a different definition from what I normally hear in the west. Here, your work would be considered alt-media, which I for one very much appreciate.

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I definitely consider my work to be part of the AMC, but I approach everything in a way that defies that community's typical dogma and their reluctance to acknowledge what their targeted audience might regard as "politically incorrect" facts

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Fair enough, as long as you recognize that much of the audience of the alt-media, if not of it's "community", read you and others to get the widest possible range of information and points of view. Heaven knows the so-called mainstream is useless except as a gauge of what someone in a byzantine bureaucracy somewhere wants you to think. "Political correctness" is such a stupid phrase, isn't it? Politics is pretty much all about perception management, so "correctness" or reality doesn't have anything to do with it. From half a world away, I think the current Israeli government is manifestly apartheid and my heart goes out to the Palestinians. But humanity is a mixed bag - people can be wrong about some things and right about others, and I'm not privy to all of the information that motivates things. I'm just attempting to understand, which is an ongoing process, never achieving "correctness" because the information is always incomplete. But I do value every new point of view and nugget of fact as another piece in the vast evolving puzzle, and yours is highly distinctive. I appreciate your work.

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They did not request help from Zionist israel

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It's more likely that Syria is trying to "save face" after being embarrassed by Bibi unexpectedly publicizing this indirect aid request than him having invented it out of thin air just like his side's public broadcaster would have had to invent Russia's role in it too according to your innuendo.

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We'll see, I asked about this to Syria directly. I can't believe they would ask the ISIS puppet masters for help. Right now all we can do is pray for the earthquake victims. Italy is taking blood donations.

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Russia never opens it's mouth capriciously the way the west does.

Bibi thinks three times before opening the mouth as he demonstrated in Paris these past couple of days.

Dr. Assad may be slightly embarrassed. Al Watan is officially denying in part for domestic political consumption. But to say no aid was requested is specious.

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I do not believe that Assad would ask the country that is illegally occupying Golan Syria, supporting ISIS and bombing Syria on a regular basis for help. You can think what you want but until I hear it from Assad's lips I do not.

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(1) If this shakes out and stands, then by god I really feel for the poor people of Syria. Only utter devastation could bring it about. (2) The USA has been sanctioning aid agency work in Syria, so it will be interersting to see how Washington handles Israeli humanitarian (never thought I'd see those two words together, this really is unique) workers/organs. My guess is the State Dept will do a Sargent Shultz and threaten the credentials of any reporter stupid enough to press on.

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Fake news!

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It certainly conjures the workplace jedi mind trick of neutralizing a hostile coworker by asking if he can spare a few sheets of paper or a pencil, his obliging of which tricks his subconscious mind into assuming an element of affinity.

Every pertinent party knows the US occupies northeast Syria solely to comply with months of open Israeli demands that the US prevent Damascus from using its own oil wealth to rebuild from the neocon-Saudi joint anti-Shiite proxy war. …wealth that once easily afforded Syrian self-sufficiency with regard to things like natural disasters.

Every pertinent party also knows it was foremost Russia that frustrated the zionist “Clean Break” demand for Assad’s head on a platter.

Even before the neocon-dominated US security establishment began openly rigging presidential elections, it had built up an emergency command firewall around the only president to call for the US withdraw from Syria, with the pentagon secretly defying his direct orders to do so. To state that the neocons are an instrument of Israeli domination of US foreign-policy is like stating that bachelors are unmarried males. The net effect is that Damascus won’t be selling one drop of its oil until the Israelis approve. So a diplomatic outreach to the sadistic zio-bullies would be disappointing, but not without basis in a somber pragmatism.

That said, overt rapprochement seems impossible in the wake of the horrors their machinations have precipitated over the past decade. And the far more telling “silence” to be called out is that of the Chomsky-ite left in the face of the past two decades’ tsunami of proof that its model of Israel as an obedient lapdog strategic outpost of the greedy US imperialists is precisely backward.

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Through the looking glass. Bibi has had discussions with Syria before through Turkey and Russia. Israel has zero control of what Barberic moves the US makes in Syria even though some neocons in both Israel and the US are Jewish.

Furthermore Bibi is neither Lápid, Gantz nor Michael Oren who licks the boots of the US. The clean break PNAC doctrines disappeared with Bush thankfully so. Bibi would like an agreement with Syria and both sides would benefit.

Current US administration is hostile to Israel and especially to Bibi

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i figured commenting on this would result in replies I have no time to pick apart. You could hardly be more wrong, but I suspect you know that. A big part of the obfuscatory establishment narrative you repeat requires overlooking (1) the split in the Israeli security establishment strategic doctrine following the economic outcome of the 2003 invasion of Iraq (2) that this split is reflected in competing pathways of Israeli and US- domestic Jewish control of the two parties in Washington. This split overwhelmingly concerns different strategies over identical objectives, including the all important manner in which it is packaged up for presentation to the global populace.

The GOP is tied in with the weaker, largely orthodox US Jewish community that favors Likud’s reckless, hawkish haste and is amusingly oblivious to the tribal strategic objectives behind the more glaringly insane policies the rest of the tribe aggressively pushes on the west. The Democratic party is tied in with the far wealthier, secular Jewish community that owns virtually all of Hollywood and dominates academia, banking and mainstream media. Ruthless as it is, it is also far more self-conscious of Israel’s appearance in the world, and very concerned with the apparent hypocrisy manifested in the Israeli treatment of Palestinians in light of the grand project to utterly transform the western world to suit the security and comfort needs of the Jewish community via mass immigration. The two sides have their own symbolic financiers in Adelson (now his wife) and Soros, and interestingly their own corresponding sympathetic wings of the Israeli security establishment.

Considering that probably over 90% of the Biden administration’s major appointees have been Jewish, that key figures like Adam Schiff & Rahm Emanuel have undeniable ties to Mossad (whose personnel have made candid statements against Likud’s now-or-never reckless haste regarding Iran), I find it almost implausible that your utterance of the zionists’ obfuscatory good cop/bad cop narrative about DEM hostility to Israel is not disingenuous. Even Obama was characterized as “hostile to Israel” while his Mossadnik chief of staff Rahm made sure he didn’t breathe a word when Tel Aviv rained fire from the skies on Gaza in the first few weeks of his administration.

Almost to a man every author/signatory of the Israeli Clean Break plan went on to serve as a cabinet member under GWB, achieving the Israeli objective of revenge-toppling Saddam before mustering the chutzpah to lament “Bush’s” “decisions” as Perle did in Vanity Fair. Meanwhile his tribal brethren in the progressive MSM and on the far left painted the consciously false smokescreen that it was all about “oil.” (As expected they were characteristically silent when the US abandoned all of those oil wells not to mention piles of actual GOLD into the hands of Israel’s salafist anti-shia proxies)

This it easier for them (and you?) to pretend that “Clean Break” died with Bush because it was designed to do so. Whatever obscure circle they find themselves attempting to steer away from the seeing the elephant in the room, they always have just enough wiggle room to obfuscate israel’s way out. When that fails, they resort to censorship and physical terror via their idiotic, unwitting antifa proxies.

Imperial states don’t *allow* their vassals to amass vast nuclear arsenals, let alone maintain lavishly funded networks of fifth column lobbyists in the superior imperial state, to dominate campaign funding of its chief lawmaking parties, to maintain firm links to a constellation of ethnically loyal majority shareholders of its mass media, let alone conduct aggressive espionage campaigns against it. Just ask Perle, Wolfowitz, Wurmser, Feith, Strauss, Wohlsetter, Adelman, Blitzer, Boot, the Kagans, Nuland, Blinken, Majorkas, Chertoff, Garland, Boot, Abrams, Armitage, Kristin, Dobriansky, Muravchik, Ledeen, Libby, etc etc etc.

I quote Netanyahu’s own explicit words on video: “America is easily controlled.” and he’s absolutely correct. To deny it is usually to have an -ahem- ethnic dog in the fight, or at best to have paid zero attention to Israeli domestic media in advance of any significant US action in the Middle East. The tragic and treacherous US assassination of Qasem Soleimani offers a poignant example

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Addendum. As to me being wrong I do my own research, have travelled extensively for years in these areas and have the ability to form my opinions on what is actually good for Israel coming from an Israel First standpoint. So let's stay polite.

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I have heard these arguments before. Most Democrats and "liberal" US Jews are far more aggressive when it comes to bombing then the right has ever been.

I believe that the current putrid administration is participating in a regime change lite against Bibi to prevent Israel's independent foreign policy and maintaining excellent relations with Russia.

I as pro Israel from the right and also an Israel first person (just as I am America first) would be just as happy if Israel got a 50% haircut so it could develop its own foreign policy.

Adelson , Soros, Neocons, Saban. No Israel does not wag the US dog as much as Philip Girardi would like to think.

Only AIPAC had been quite successful in electing pro Israel candidates. That does not mean that their influence is to be exaggerated. Israel needs to gain some independence from the US which is destroying the middle east .

As to Blinken and other Neocons including Boot and all the others they want Israel as vassal. Bibi has other ideas.

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