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http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/12/02/544168/Syria-Israel-missiles-Mezzeh-Airbase-Damascus-warplane-Lebanon, http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/12/02/544172/Syria-USled-coalition-Russia-Daesh, https://southfront.org/breaking-syrian-air-defense-force-intercepts-several-israeli-missiles-damascus-photos-videos/, https://southfront.org/turksih-media-reveals-location-of-13-major-ammo-depots-belonging-to-syrian-democratic-forces/




DJ; An escalation at one front (Israel attacking Iran-positions in Syria) could cause a chain-reaction (Syria and Russia making clear there is a red line for Israel in Syria-US getting involved-aiming at Russian missiles in Syria etc.) The world as a powderkeg.

Hal Turner:Air Raid sirens are blaring in Haifa and in Jerusalem over in Israel right now.  Residents are being urged to take cover immediately.

While the exact cause of this alarm is not yet known, it comes just 90 minutes after Israeli warplanes launched a barrage of missiles into Syria, to attack an Iranian military base outside of Damascus.  Of the seven missiles fired by Israel, 4 were shot down, but 3 actually hit.

It is now being speculated that Syria is launching a missile attack against Israel in retaliation for the Israeli attack 90 minutes earlier . . .

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DJ-There is a strong link between wars, troop-concentration and -movements, refugees and pandemics. After cholera http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/12/02/544166/Yemen-Diphtheria-Saudi-Arabia-WHO Diphtheria is becoming a major problem in Yemen. 

The 1918 "Spanish-flu" pandemic (maybe used (also) as a bio-weapon) could get that much out of control because of world-war 1. The number of people killed by that flu is far higher-estimates up to 100 milion-5% of the worldpopulation at the time (with some studies still finding the Spanish-flu H1N1-virus in 1923 in (now) Indonesia). World War 1 may have cost 20 million lives. 
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https://www.rt.com/news/411678-eu-parliament-saudi-embargo/ and http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/12/02/544221/Iran-Europe-investment-US-China-sanctions The rift between the EU and US is widening (on Yemen, Syria, Iran-international trade-the EU does need to back up the Euro-even if that would weaken the US$. "Make America Great Again" after Obama ignoring the (often divided) EU-is the wrong answer for EU-US relations.)


DJ; No further news on Israeli attack (from Lebanese airspace) on Syrian-Damascus base (maybe housing Iranian forces. The US calling the Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization may provide the US to stay in Syria to fight "terrorism". Israel and some Sunni-Arab states will follow that definition of "terrorism", the UN does not-and the EU also will disagree on that.).

http://thesaker.is/progress-report-on-the-us-russian-war/ and http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/vladimir-putin-russia-business-war-production-sochi-military-talks-a8069951.html. Slowly the world is moving towards global conflict. DJ; The US should do everything to avoid further escalation. The US is getting close to even lose EU as a partner. There are better ways to protect the US-petro$. 

The US seems to be working with KSA and Israel. Israel may be pushing for war with Iran-in which the US may end up doing the main fighting. Such a conflict is hard to limit to Iran. Turkey is already fighting Kurds in Syria and Iraq-will not accept further US and Israeli support for the Kurds in that area. 


China and Russia are in conflict with the US from North Korea, Syria, Iran, Ukraine, Baltics, South China Sea. The US is losing support (from the EU, South Korea a.o.) in many of these conflicts. The US "should reconsider the aproach" because it is leading the US to a crisis. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-jerusalem-israel-capital-when-day-latest-announcement-wednesday-a8087641.html (Calling Jerusalem the Israel capitol for the US is also not helping !)
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http://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/news/u-s-national-news/1710-upon-actual-north-korea-missile-attack-here-s-how-it-would-play-out-step-by-step


More info on the Israeli target this morning near Damascus;
An Israeli air raid early Saturday, Dec. 2 struck a group of pro-Iranian Shiite militia chiefs holding a secret conference at the Syrian Army’s 91st Brigade base near Kiswah. Iranian and Hizballah officers are reported among the casualties. This is reported by DEBKAfile’s exclusive sources.
The base itself lies 14km southwest of Damascus and around 50km from the Golan. Gathered there were all the militia commanders operating in southern Syria to receive their orders in advance of a major offensive to capture rebel pockets in the Quneitra region opposite Israel’s Golan positions. They were taking briefings from their Iranian Revolutionary Guards commanders and Hizballah officers, when the Israeli Air Force dropped missiles on the Syrian 91st Brigade building, where the conference was taking place. The time choses for the conference was Saturday morning for maximum security.
No information is available on the number of casualties, but they are estimated to include numbers of dead and wounded.
DEBKAfile’s military sources note that this was the first direct Israeli attack on the pro-Iranian militias enlisted by Tehran from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to fight for the Assad regime under the command of Revolutionary Guards Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani. The Iranian general has recently set up a war room in Iraq near the Syrian border. For more than a week, Hizballah and the foreign militias have been massing troops in southern Syria ready for an assault on Al-Harra, which is 8km from the Israeli Golan. This tiny town’s strategic importance is disproportionate to its size. Al Harra is meant to be the jumping-off point for the offensive to drive from the east against rebel pockets around Quenitra and along the Israeli border.  Any force holding this town controls the Syrian-Israeli-Jordanian border triangle.
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DJ; I do not doubt that there will be some form of reaction on the Israeli attack against the Shia-groups-gathering near Damascus dec 2. The strategy of Putin in this seems to be to control any (re)action and to focus on the goals you want to archive. The reaction may be limited in a military way-increase pressure near the Golan heights-much more on the diplomatic front.

With the US accepting Jerusalem as the Israeli capitol, Netanyahu https://www.rt.com/news/411764-netanyahu-protest-thousands-corruption/ in legal problems, even the Saudi's http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/12/yemen-saudis-throw-the-towel-saleh-is-baaack-russia-wins.html# in serious problems the US-KSA-Israel coalition is not very strong. 

(Of course when nobody wants to fight for a rich elite robots may be the best money can buy; http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-02/israel-has-built-robot-army-and-it-should-scare-sht-out-you)

The problem is that the US-KSA-Israel coalition may believe war is the only way to prevent Russia/Iran taking over the Middle East. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_Jews#Current_status_in_Iran Iran has a small Jewish minority which is loyal to Iran. 
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https://southfront.org/video-confirms-houthis-launched-soviet-made-long-range-cruise-missile-on-nuclear-power-plant-in-uae/ (According to the article there might be an Iran-link with the Soviet Union made missile Iran bought from the Ukraine after the end of the S.U. and made it launchable from the ground. When Iran did sell it to Yemen is not clear.)

https://southfront.org/russia-and-ypg-establish-joint-operation-room-in-southeastern-deir-ezzor/ From the three countries dominating the region Russia may be better than Turkey or Iran to deal with for the Kurds. (The US has been a long time enemy of the Kurds-Nato and Iran did fight the Kurds for decades. US/Israeli support is anti-Assad/Iran support-not pro Kurdish.)

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The Korea-crisis is escalating further. 
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Another former head of state gets murdered http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-04/houthi-rebels-take-over-yemen-capital-after-killing-ex-president-saleh


https://southfront.org/how-the-u-s-dictatorship-works/ When the US is a dictatorship-what about the EU ?


DJ-The Korea-situation is just as vague as these links. Maybe the US-Russia and/or China have secret agreements-maybe the do not ? Maybe a war is just a push on a button away-or not ?
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What to expect from Israel in its undeclared war against Iran ? https://www.debka.com/syria-another-israeli-air-strike-near-damascus/ DJ; Most likely Israel wants to keep attacking Hezbollah, Iran and other pro-Assad forces in a zone east of the Golan heights. (Maybe also action in southern Lebanon ? Israel may be coordinating its actions with the US and KSA. Russia can see on their radar what Israel is doing-so far limited action against Israel military.) Also https://www.debka.com/mivzak/two-rockets-fired-sinai-land-eshkol-district/ and http://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/news/world-news/1724-israeli-jets-firing-missiles-into-syria-again-right-now (DJ-Would the US decide to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capitol even moderate Arab countries-Jordan, Egypt etc will reconsider their position. So far the US has shown to be the biggest enemy of their own interests.)

https://www.rt.com/usa/411940-pakistan-redouble-terrorism-fight/ DJ-the Russian strategy seems to be replacing US support but with better conditions. Of course with Trump stating that all cooperation only is meant to serve the US (and the US far away-Russia China as a neighbour) competition is not very hard. 


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-04/us-military-invests-doomsday-genetics-technology-my-main-worry-we-do-something-irrev DJ; Humans creativity for torture and killing fellow humans may end all life on this planet. Homo sapiëns is self-destructive ?
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Ukraine;

http://theduran.com/war-criminal-ex-georgian-president-freed-police-custody-mob-kiev-suicide-stunt/ and https://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/12/02/deadly-political-games-italian-journalist-blows-lid-off-maidan-snipers-mystery/ DJ; The Poroshenko-junta is not very popular in the Ukraine-the country still is close to bankrupt-the war with eastern parts goes on. Maybe Saakashvili is backed by some (paid ???) groups ? https://www.rt.com/news/411974-saakashvili-supporters-protest-kiev/

Syria;


Turkey;


See also;



https://southfront.org/26000-terrorists-trying-to-move-from-syria-and-iraq-following-collapse-of-isis-self-proclaimed-caliphate-us-led-coalition/ DJ; IS(etc) activities likely will increase-how do IS fighters get out of Syria and Iraq ? (With "foreign" aid ?)
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https://www.rt.com/business/411984-china-iran-us-dollar/

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-05/erdogan-tells-trump-declaring-jerusalem-capital-israel-would-be-red-line Even Saudi Arabia will not accept a US embassy in Jerusalem.  (DJ; How many foreign policy-blunders the US think they can make before all their "friends" are gone ?)



http://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2017/5-december-isis-militants-evacuated-syrias-raqqa-went-to, https://twitter.com/RudawEnglish/status/937981835937767424 According to Erdogan IS-terrorists from Raqqa (evacuated with US help-including foreign fighters) ended up in Egypt. (If this is correct Egypt will "rethink its relationship with the US".)

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http://theduran.com/turkey-is-no-longer-a-us-ally/
DJ; Russia is having talks with both the Kurds and Turkey. Erdogan does not want talks with PKK/YPG but "moderate Kurds" are welcome in Sochi-peacetalks. The US keeps arming YPG-eventhough the Kurds are losing trust in the US. DJ: Turkey-in words-is still a NATO-member-in deeds-it is almost at war with some NATO-states. In my opinion some other countries are reconsidering their stand-due to Chinese investments, trade with Russia-or frustration about US "politics". NATO is moving high speed into the biggest crises it has ever had.


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-05/meet-israeli-cyber-weapons-dealer-paid-millions-governments-hack-our-phones DJ-only the top of the iceberg on cyberwarfare. In a major conflict the internet may stay intact but the content may be government controled propaganda. 

From Eurovision Song Contest to Winter-games "politics" take control. Sick and insane ! https://www.rt.com/news/412045-russia-ioc-ban-athletes/


DJ-The world is now more divided than ever before with multiple powderkegs-from the Baltics, Ukraine, Middle East, Iran, Kasmir, Myanmar, South China Sea, Korea to the Arctic. 
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Insane politicians:

By calling Jerusalem the capitol of Israel the US has made it clear; the USI (US-Saudi Arabia-Israel coalition) does not want a Palestine. International law does not mean a thing when it does not fit in their plan. Winners will be Russia, Iran, China, Turkey. The US has positioned itself on the side-lines again.

After giving up on UNESCO, Paris-climateplan, international refugee agreements (while causing most of the refugees) the US is becoming an unacceptable partner not only for Turkey or Russia but also for many EU countries. 
https://www.debka.com/mivzak/czech-republic-follows-trump-recognizes-west-jerusalem-capital-israel/ Israel expects some other countries to follow the US in this move. Still on global scale the US is getting in isolation.

Kim;

https://www.rt.com/news/412228-korea-nuclear-war-established-fact/ DJ; Having nuclear weapons may provide some safety on the short term. Qadaffi in Libya, Saddam Hussein in Iraq did find out what "the west"does when you do not have those weapons. Still isolating yourself from all other countries is unwise. NK needs its neighbours. see also http://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/news/world-news/1734-china-preparing-for-nuclear-war-full-page-newspaper-article-tells-citizens-how-to-survive

Putin;

https://www.debka.com/mivzak/vladimir-putin-will-seek-another-term-president-next-year/ DJ; In "a show of strenght" a "new leader presented himself in Russia", Mr. Putin ! He may be popular still but on the long term Russia needs more "leaders"than the Putin/Medvedev-couple. 

Theresa May;

The UK prime minister needs North Ireland protestants to remain in power. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-42258681 She is willing to re-start "the troubles" in Ireland for that. 

Erdogan-http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/turkeys-recep-tayyip-erdogan-is-a-criminal-our-foreign-policy-should-treat-him-as-such/article/2639590 (DJ-Turkey under Erdogan cooperated with the CIA/h.clinton transfer of chemical weapons/sarin from Libya to "moderate rebels" in Syria. Those "rebels" did not know how to use it. Still the US blamed Assad for the use of those weapons. (Assad uses other chemicals/weapons to kill his own citizens) Also Turkey under Erdogan allowed/profited from oil and slave trade with IS. 

We also have "crazy politicians" in the Netherlands (ruled by Royal Dutch Shell, according to some estimates up to 25% of Shell is-in some form-in the hands of the "Dutch"(most of them have several pasports/nationalities-Queen Beatrix is also British) Royal family). https://thecorrespondent.com/6942/bermuda-guess-again-turns-out-holland-is-the-tax-haven-of-choice-for-us-companies/417639737658-b85252de, https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/888534/eu-news-tax-haven-blacklist-paradise-papers-panama-papers-europe-countries, http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/11/belgium-takes-umbrage-at-ruttes-economic-desert-claim/ Also in the Netherlands people have to pay tax so the government can by F35's (Corrosion and corruption do mix !), international companies (and milionaires) have to pay less tax. 
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By calling Jerusalem the capitol of Israel the US has made it clear; the USI (US-Saudi Arabia-Israel coalition) does not want a Palestine. 

Right you are, Dutch Josh!!  I haven't seen this mentioned much in the US press.  

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DJ; The US should urgently reconsider the position of US troops in Syria and Iraq. The Kurds may no longer trust the US after "the Jerusalem decision". 


Jerusalem is the Holy City for Muslims, Christians AND Jewish religion. By accepting Jerusalem as the Jewish capitol the US has created a problem with both Muslims and Christian-groups. 

Hezbollah gives KSA/Gulf Countries the chance to keep some credebility by putting pressure on the US. Other groups will react more violent. US troops in Syria and Iraq could be seen as "exponents of Israel". 
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West Pacific region:


Middle East:
-http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-07/heres-what-next-big-middle-east-war-will-look DJ; Netanyahu again claims there is a need for war with Iran. (And the US has to do the fighting) In my opinion the US forces in Syria and Iraq are in danger. The Kurds may not be happy with US (and Israel) aid after the Jerusalem-move of Trump. The Kurds have to deal with Arabs and Turkey-the US have put them in an impossible position. (What would happen when the Kurds would turn their weapons against the US presence in the region for securing their own (difficult) position ?)
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DJ: Yet another warning-US troops in Syria and Iraq are not safe anymore. The US should do everything they can to bring back those 10.000 troops in safety. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-07/iraqi-militia-says-trumps-recognition-jerusalem-legitimate-reason-attack-americans and https://southfront.org/iraqi-militias-say-us-troops-become-legitimate-target-trumps-recongition-jerusalem-israeli-capital/. DJ-Growing chances that Turkish troops fighting YPG-Kurds in Syria may also "damage"US special forces advisors. The chances of "somebody" making a "clear statement" on the (illegal) presence of US forces in Syria and Iraq is growing by the hour. The US seems to be blind for the dangers ! 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-07/new-great-game-moves-asia-pacific-indo-pacific The US seems te be working on an alternative for China/Russia New Silk Road. Only problem Japan-India-(Saudi Arabia) are only linked by the sea. China-Russia-Pakistan-Iran-Syria-Lebanon/Turkey have good rail/road connections. DJ; Again the US shows a lack of realism in international affairs that is shocking ! India needs investments in its own infrastructure-it can not form the bridgehead the US hopes it to be for (US access to) Asia. 

DJ-Only problem is that "bellingcat" might be run by western intelligence. I do not rule out a Russian role in downing the MH17-flight. But "politics going for a new cold war" (and including the Ukraine in the Joint Investigation Team-excluding Russia) made independent investigations almost impossible. 

http://thesaker.is/kosovo-will-be-liberated/, DJ-long read-but it explains the role Gulf States played in the Yugoslavia-wars. https://www.rt.com/newsline/412323-greece-turkey-confidence-measures/ For Greece Russian and Chinese investments are very welcome-therefor the need for better relations with Turkey. Also Black Sea countries Romania and Bulgaria did not get from the EU and NATO what the hoped for. 

https://www.rt.com/newsline/412331-putin-egypt-visit-sisi/ DJ; Sudan wants better relations/protection with/from Russia. Russia has a lot of experience in dealing with IS. Most likely Russia is working on plans for bases in Egypt-Sudan-Libya.
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