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Michael Karadjis

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  • Russia Mounts intensive Syria Air Campaign in Response to Downed Jet
    • The anti-air missile was a Russian-made Igla, which HTS captured from the regime at some point. The only anti-air missiles in the hands of any rebels are captured (or smuggled), because the US govt. put the CIA on the Turkish and Jordanian borders in 2012 to block any parties from supplying manpads to the FSA (let alone to Islamists, to whom the US blocked all weapons). The CIA also blocked anti-tank weapons for over two years. The hysteria above about the idea of the US supplying HTS with manpads is light years away from the reality. Actually, the US spent most of the last three years bombing Nusra, hundreds of times, including the botched hit in March this year when it killed 57 worshippers in an Idlib mosque.

  • How Trump's Jerusalem Move Just Helped Iran Win the Mideast
    • "The Saudis are supine". Ah, not quite: "The decision goes against the "historical and permanent rights of the Palestinian people", the (Saudi) royal court said, calling on Trump to reconsider his decision.
      "The kingdom has already warned of the serious consequences of such an unjustified and irresponsible move," the statement said.
      "The US move represents a significant decline in efforts to push a peace process and is a violation of the historically neutral American position on Jerusalem."

      In other words, yes you're right that Trump just handed Iran a rhetorical victory and the Saudis a setback for their regional anti-Iran strategy.

      Israel, on the other hand, naturally loves Trump for it. So regardless of whether or not the alleged "Saudi-Israeli" convergence was going on behind the scenes, Trump has just killed it. And following the Saudi condemnation, Trump issued an unusually pointed directive to the Saudis to end their criminal blockade on Yemen, just a few days after the Iranian-backed Houthis murdered their 3-year ally, former Yemeni tyrant Saleh, which thus leaves the Houthis supreme in the region of former North Yemen where the anti-Saudi Saleh-Houthi alliance was ruling.

  • Top Ten Myths about Israeli Attack on Gaza
    • Michael Karadjis 11/18/2012 at 9:09 am

      Then why don't you leave that stolen land if rockets are falling on it? Sderot is stolen Palestinian land, quite simply thieved, without compensation. The people who own that land were driven into Gaza and are probably among those firing rockets with the aim of coming home. So your best defense would be to depart.

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