“On Monday, August 29, we reported that Russia had mobilized Reserve Army Troops for the first time since the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia. Today, Tuesday August 30, we have found that the total mobilization is actually 80 mobilization brigades. About 10 tank brigades, 30 motor rifle brigades, 20 artillery and 20 other support brigades. So about 300,000 men.
SuperStation95 has reached out to our contacts in the Pentagon, The Intelligence Community and the State Department and the answers we’re getting are very serious. According to the Pentagon, there has never been a mobilization like this in Russia before. The shear size of it is described by seasoned Pentagon officials as “staggering!” According to two separate sources in the Intelligence Community, various intel sources indicate the Russians intend to take action- but they are not certain if that action will be in Ukraine, Syria or… Turkey. The fear is that the size of this mobilization may mean “all of the above.”
Our source in the Pentagon put it this way: “Russia has also mobilized divisions of the National Guard, and the NAF is mobilizing its reserves to go from 35,000 men to 95,000. Russia has assured this will be a coalition war by sending its CSTO allies to the Belarussian-Polish border. So that includes units from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. When you count it all up, Russia and allies now have something like half a million men on alert opposite Ukraine, the Baltics and Poland. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Let’s recap a little as to how things got so bad. In Ukraine, the lawfully and democratically elected President, Yanukovich, was overthrown after tens of thousands of Ukraine citizens protested- often violently- for months. It turned out that it was the United States and its NATO allies who bankrolled the protesters, to the tune of five Billion dollars! This was proven when Russian intelligence tapped a phone call between Deputy Secretary of State Gloria Nuland and her staff in the US State Department. Recordings of that conversation were made public by Russia and contained the infamous comment by Nuland “F**k Europe.”
The reason the US and NATO bankrolled the overthrow of the Ukrainian government was due to the fact that Yanukovich was aligned with Moscow. The US and NATO wanted Ukraine to be more aligned with the West, but Yanukovich wouldn’t budge. So the US and NATO bankrolled protests and ultimately, Yanukovich had to flee for his life into Russia. That allowed the US and NATO to set up a puppet government in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, which is now favorable to the west.
When the former Soviet Union disintegrated in 1991, Russia sought- and was given- a guarantee by the US: NATO would “not move even one inch east” toward Russia. That promise, by then Secretary of State James Baker, turned out to be totally false. In a short time span, the former Soviet states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania applied for membership in NATO and it was granted. Next came Poland and Romania. Granted.
Left in all this change was Ukraine, until the west moved to overthrow that government. This overthrow was intolerable by the Russians. For years, Moscow watched as NATO not only moved one-inch further east, but made giant leaps and was now positioning troops and armor along Russia’s western Border. When the Ukraine government was overthrown, Russia took action.
They began by moving about twenty thousand troops to their Black Sea Naval Fleet base in southern Ukraine; a peninsula called Crimea. Within days, those troops moved out into Crimea and annexed the peninsula. They claimed that Crimea was once part of Russia- it was- but was given to Ukraine by Khruschev. They also claimed that ethnic Russians inside Crimea were being discriminated against by Kiev and they wanted to return to being part of Russia. A Referendum was held and more than 80% of the voters in Crimea voted to return to Russia.
The US and NATO countries claimed the referendum was fraught with fraud and will not recognize the movement of Crimea back into Russia. The US and NATO imposed economic sanctions upon Russia until Crimea is given back to Ukraine. Russia has made clear, Crimea is now a permanent part of Russia and it is not going anywhere.
After Crimea was annexed, Ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine, near Donbas and Luhansk, reported they were being “ethnically cleansed” by the Kiev government. They called to Russia for help. Shortly thereafter, “little green men” in brand new, unmarked army uniforms, armed with state of the art weapons systems including tanks, missile launchers and the like, began appearing in eastern Ukraine and forcing the Ukraine authorities out. Thus began a proxy war in eastern Ukraine between Russia and Ukraine/US/NATO. But the US and NATO have to move cautiously because Ukraine is NOT a member of NATO.
The Ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine have made great strides and fighting in that part of Ukraine tends to be fierce. The fighting has now gone on for a couple years, and given developments around the world, it appears that this fight will be brought to a violent conclusion by a massive Russian invasion.
Intel analysts believe the invasion will take place in September, after the G-20 Summit in China. They also know that the Russians can move with so much power, so many troops and so much armor, that Ukraine would fall within days, with NATO utterly powerless to do anything about it.
In the interim, Syria has been faced with US (and NATO) backed “rebels” trying to overthrow its democratically elected President, Bashar Assad. The trouble began with a memo written by then-Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who wrote that Assad needed to be overthrown “to help Israel.” In fact, it was Assad’s refusal to allow a gas pipeline from Qatar to traverse Syria to supply Europe with natural gas, that actually caused the trouble.
Syria is- and has always been- an ally of Russia. Europe does not like being so dependent upon Russian gas supplies, so the Arabs in Qatar agreed to run a huge gas pipeline from Qatar through several countries, including Syria, then on to Europe. But Assad in Syria knew this would harm Russia, so he refused the pipeline. That’s when a whole slew of “Friends of Syria” started calling Assad a “brutal dictator” and also began arming “rebels” to overthrow him.
When things got bad for Syria, Assad pleaded with Russia for military assistance, and Russia agreed. The Russians made incredible strikes throughout Syria, clobbering both ISIS Terrorists and US-Backed Rebels. This did not sit well with US and NATO ally, Turkey, which was caught accepting stolen oil from ISIS, and supplying ISIS with weapons to overthrow Assad! So Turkey asked Russia to stop attacking the rebels and Russia refused. Turkey then shot down a Russian Fighter jet. Big mistake.
Turkey then made moves to get back into the good graces of Russia, which lead to an alleged military coup attempt to overthrow Turkish President Erdogan. The Turkish president was quick to blame the United States for the attempted Coup and relations between the US and Turkey got so bad, so fast, that the US had to remove its 50-80 nuclear weapons from Turkey’s Incirlik air base because the US no longer trusts Turkey.
Throughout these affairs, Turkey has pushed to introduce its ground troops into Syria under the guise of “fighting ISIS.” But since everyone now knows that ISIS is pals with Turkey, and that Turkey supports ISIS, it is clear to everyone who pays attention, that Turkey’s real goal is to assist ISIS and overthrow Bashar Assad of Syria to get the Qatar pipeline built.
Prior to Turkey sending in its troops, both the Syrian and Russian governments announced to the entire world “If any foreign troops enter Syria without the permission of the Syrian government, those troops will be attacked.” Turkey has now flatly ignored that warning and sent troops and tanks into northern Syria.
According to a source in the US State Department, negotiations between the US and Russia for resolution of “the Syria problem” have failed. With no Diplomatic solution in sight, the State Department is terrified that Russia is going to settle the Syria problem by force by attacking and destroying the remaining Rebels (and ISIS) and by totally smashing the Turksh Army units inside Syria.
Turkey is a member of NATO and would likely try to invoke the NATO defense Treaty if their troops were attacked. But Turkey won’t be able to invoke that Treaty because Turkish troops illegally entered Syria! So it look as though Turkey is going to be left swinging in the breeze by NATO as Russia comes in and stomps them out of Syria. In order for Russia to accomplish operations in both Ukraine and Syria, they would need about two hundred thousand to three hundred thousand men. Exactly the numbers they have just mobilized.
See where this is going? World War 3. After the G-20 Meeting in China. The 11th G20 Summit will be held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang on September 4 and 5. Watch for it.
Suprised? The US mass-media is the ONLY mass-media worldwide which is NOT covering all these developments. Everyone else around the world knows things are coming to a fight; it’s just folks in the USA being kept ignorant. Must be the Obama “transparency” at work.”
US slams Turkey over ‘unacceptable clashes’ with Syria opposition, says they aid ISIS
The US says clashes between Turkish forces and opposition groups in northern Syria are “unacceptable.” Washington is concerned this will take the focus away from fighting Islamic State and give the terrorist group the possibility to capture more territory.
"We want to make clear that we find these clashes - in areas where ISIL is not located - unacceptable and a source of deep concern," Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy for the coalition to counter Islamic State, said on his official Twitter account, citing a Defense Department statement.
"We call on all armed actors to stand down... the US is actively engaged to facilitate such deconfliction and unity of focus on ISIL, which remains a lethal and common threat."
During Monday’s press briefing, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter also urged Turkey to concentrate its ground campaign in Syria on fighting Islamic State.
"We have called upon Turkey... to stay focused on the fight against ISIL and not to engage Syrian Defense Forces, and we've had a number of contacts over the last several days," Carter told reporters.
However, Turkey reacted angrily to the American rebuke, with its minister for European Union affairs, Omer Celik, saying no one could tell Ankara which terrorist group it was allowed to target.
"No one has the right to tell us which terrorist organization we can fight against and which one to ignore," Celik told a news conference in Ankara, as cited by Reuters.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has issued a stark warning to Kurdish Syrian forces, saying they must “immediately” withdraw east of the Euphrates River, otherwise they would face more strikes from Turkish forces.
"The YPG has to immediately cross east of the Euphrates River as they promised the United States and as they announced they would," Cavusoglu said, as cited by AP. "If they don't they will be a target."
Ankara is worried that Kurdish forces are trying to extend their area of control along Turkey’s southern border. Turkey has been involved in a three-decade-long conflict with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is based in the southeast of the country.
Washington has also reiterated a demand to the Syrian Kurds that they cross the Euphrates. The US says that such a movement has “largely occurred,” while fighters from the US-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), which includes Syrian Kurdish militias, say they have withdrawn south following the Turkish offensive.
On August 24, Turkey launched a ground operation in Syria codenamed ‘Shield of Euphrates.’ Despite saying it is fighting IS, Turkey has been bombarding Syrian Kurdish YPG militia positions over the last few days and Kurdish officials believe this could be part of a wider goal from Ankara to suppress the Syrian Kurds.
"Turkey's claims that it is fighting the YPG west of the Euphrates have no basis in truth and are merely flimsy pretexts to widen its occupation of Syrian land," Redur Xelil, chief spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, told Reuters.
On Sunday, Ankara said it killed 25 Kurdish fighters, including from the SDF during airstrikes near Jarablus. The assault came “in response to attacks on advancing Turkish-backed rebels” operating in the area.
Representatives of the Kurdish-backed SDF said on Sunday that Turkish airstrikes and shelling of predominantly Kurdish positions in northeast Syria led to civilian casualties.
The current Turkish operation in Syria has been slammed by Damascus as a “blatant violation of sovereignty.” Following the intrusion, the Russian Foreign Ministry also said it was “deeply worried” about the latest development.