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IN THE WAKE OF PARIS ATTACKS, GEOPOLITICAL CHANGES?

Sometimes one has to wonder at the breathtaking speed at which events in our world are unfolding, and remaking geopolitical patterns that have held since the Cold War. In this respect, it is interesting to contemplate the developments that have occurred since the attacks in Paris, for both France and Germany appear to be, once again, quietly realigning themselves. Consider first, this article shared by Mr. S.D.:

‘Fighting common evil’: Putin, Hollande agree to share intelligence on terrorist targets in Syria

And then this article shared by Mr. T.M.:

Germany to support military campaign against IS after French appeal

In the first article, there are two key statements:

France and Russia have agreed to exchange intelligence data on Islamic State and other terror groups in Syria to increase the effectiveness of their air campaigns in the country as Vladimir Putin received his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, in Moscow.

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Putin emphasized the key role played by the Syrian army, which is loyal to Assad, in tackling the terrorists in the country.

“We all believe that it’s impossible to successfully fight the terrorists in Syria without ground operations,” he said.

“And there’s no other force to conduct ground operations against IS ... except the government army of Syria. In this regard, I think that the army of President Assad and he himself are our natural allies in the fight against terrorism,” the Russian leader explained.

To the latter statement, M. Hollande demured, indicating once again that France stands in the American camp, by insisting that eventually Mr. Assad must go. So what is going on here? We'll get back to that high octane speculation of the day in a moment.

For the present, however, consider the second article:

Germany will join the military campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria by deploying Tornado reconnaissance jets, refueling aircraft and a frigate to the region, after a direct appeal from close partner France for Berlin to do more.

The decision to commit military personnel and hardware is a shift for Germany, which has resisted such direct involvement in the conflict. It still has no plans to join France, the United States and Russia in conducting air strikes in Syria.

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Berlin expects to commit four to six Tornado jets, provide satellite support, refueling planes and a frigate to help protect the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, which the French navy has sent to the eastern Mediterranean to support air strikes in both Syria and Iraq.

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German officials said that Merkel saw the bigger German role as a necessary price to pay in exchange for Hollande's continued support in the refugee crisis.

With all this in mind, let's do our high octane speculation. Firstly, as noted, the German and French governments are both facing increasing internal opposition to their largely failed open borders policy. What the Franco-German military cooperation in Syria suggests is therefore that Paris and Berlin are coordinating - for the moment covertly - on domestic policy issues, which one may expect will begin to move toward a more rational policy regarding the refugee situation. Putting that bluntly, one may expect Paris and Berlin to move to some degree in the direction of the popular opposition to their refugee policies, but only partially. Whether this will succeed in silencing opposition remains to be seen, but one doubts it.

More importantly, one notes the role of the German navy in providing cover and support to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, which presages the first such military cooperation in an active operation betweenn the two countries, and a necessary step on the way to the creation of an integrated European military, which, as everyone knows, will largely be a Franco-German affair, with Paris and Berlin calling the shots. Thus, in a sense, the Syrian crisis is being used by both countries as a crisis of opportunity in this respect. The German decision to "provide satellite support" to the French operations also betokens a fuirther integration of French and German space-based capabilties, that would be needed in any such integrated EU military.

So what about Russia's and France's decision to share intelligence? and M. Hollande's continuing adherence to Washington's line that Assad must go? And Mr. Putin's calm assurance that one cannot fight IS without "ground operations?" I strongly suspect that what all this might miean for future developments is the following: Germany and France are positioning themselves very carefully, and one might add, in a somewhat byzantine fashion, between Washington and Moscow, and this means that they - and in particular France - might not be opposed to joint on the ground operations with the Russians in Syria. The end result of this manuevering would and will be to place Turkey in the position of being odd-man-out, and it would give the European powers much more say in the determinations of any post-Assad government as might emerge in Syria.

And one would be ill-advised to assume that Paris or Berlin will simply submit to Washington's wishes in that respect. To put it country simple, it appears that Mr. Putin is being successful, at least for the moment, in putting together his own version of an anti-terror coalition, which effectively means an anti-Suni terror coalition. This has far-reaching geopolitical significance, for Russia remains firmly behind Iran, and Germany and France, of course, have their own economic ties to the Shia nation, and helped broker the recent deal between Washington and Tehran.

See you on the flip side...

 

 

38 thoughts on “IN THE WAKE OF PARIS ATTACKS, GEOPOLITICAL CHANGES?”

  1. Nidster’s onto something there Robert. I forgot about the Kurds. That and abuse seems to be their lot in the last century or so.

    Does anyone remember when GHWB left them hanging and starving in the mountains until Saddam could finish em?

    Does anyone else remember Al Franken (now Senator Franken) advocating on Air America a few years back that the Kurds be given north Iraq? At the time W was already giving them control of the northern oil and making them a defacto nation.

    Dana, good point. We’re not the only one onto it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-bG_q03uGE

    Did not know about the moonie connection. Did you know their power has waxed again? They have a few churches in metro areas and are up to the same tricks. Last i heard, Moon was powerful in helping Reagan, GHWB and W getting selected into office. Ownership The New York Post and the Washington Times? Also enough pacific fishing fleet that some 80% of all fish served in sushi bars in the USSA is moon supplied?

  2. More and more anomalies coming out about Paris. Besides the Qatari interest in the Bataclan theatre, there is that until now no-so-well known band. The lead singer, J. Hughes, is apparently a Moonie (and we know about their connections) with views that are about as left-wing as Donald Rumsfeld.

  3. Call me crazy considering all the good analysis and opinions stated thus far, but my idea from a few years ago has been that Greater Kurdistan is coming, sometime in the future to be sure, but when one considers the most constructive move Putin could make in order to fully cement his recent gamble into Syria, and a move that will help to catapult Russia back into occupying its former status as a superpower, would be to re-install Greater Kurdistan to a higher station, a position it occupied in Mesopotamia’s past, perhaps rightfully so in Putin’s perception, and would that not be a crippling blow to Turkey, and the ambitions of other nations in Mesopotamia, such as Iraq? Plus, what would, or could the USA or Israel do to stop the Kurds from regaining their former lands in the eastern mountains of present day Turkey, the northern areas of Syria, and the western mountains of Iran?

      1. That’s good humor, Robert. I know the idea goes against conventional wisdom and even prophecy in some quarters. Think of it this way, if Putin wanted to give Turkey a bloody nose what better way to do that then to give the PPK help in their quest for greater autonomy in Turkey? Even Bashar al-Assad has agreed to give the Kurds in northern Syria much greater autonomy in the future due to their fierce fighting against ISIS, ISIL or whatever they call themselves.

        It would be an interesting twist of events and as has been said by some US allies a Greater Kurdistan would bring catastrophic changes to the balance of power in the Levant.

        1. The Kurds have been stabbed in the back so many times.
          They keep having to adjust to a new reality quickly.
          Do they accept that they have to read from a new script…, especially when those running the show give them no choice?

          1. All good points, Robert. The Kurds deserve better than to be repeatedly stabbed in the back by so-called Allies. Watch for new developments.

  4. saw this last hour
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMnl0nO-oCk&feature=em-uploademail
    wearechange.org produced a bunch recently for ows, anti bilderberg hype, pro-putin,….. that’s the best i can do to describe luke rudkowski. he first caught my eye with local NY coverage of a stabbing victim’s survival epic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZKVSNjlSp0
    joe lozito.

    back to topic at hand: rudkowski’s video on putin et al is pertinent. mostly for the sea change in media and especially alt media coverage of players in the geopolitic games around syria. i’m still convinced it’s all kabuki. war is still a rich mans trick. and we can easily enough see who the rich men are and are not.

    just the same folk everywhere are getting tired of same old gladio day in and day out. local domestic and international relations (war). even sheep learn from repeated maulings. which brings to mind, a couple different scenarios splaining paris and syria and…. came up here. thought of another today that i’m not willing to rule out. what if a player like putin put pros in paris to false flag france into more cooperation with syria. anyone and everyone seems capable and willing of false flag games. and putin’s well informed enough and sharp enough. in fact many of the players are sharp and smart enough to put players of their own at multiple locations at the same time as another schlep’s false flaggers are working up stupidity and panic.

    makes one wonder about other scenarios. had not wondered about what one might do if equipped and capable enough when well informed as to timing, placement and efforts in a gladio somewhere. in a sense that’s what’s going on large scale in syria now. ussa bombs and bombs and bombs (oops sorry about the collateral damage) and can’t seem to lay a finger on isis. then suddenly russia’s bombing in the same place. then everyone else.

    perhaps this is the scenario put forward today by an anti gun stranger i talked with earlier. we were considering the eventually of sheep in this country getting fed up with wolves walking in and mauling sheep with impunity (suicidally or otherwise). at some point even sheep will finish a few wolves accidentally if not on purpose.

    1. Your scenarios brought up another scenario for me. If Putin is ‘legit’, he may be angry about all the false flags impugning Russia. So, given that Russian intelligence sources are probably still very good, why not arrive at a false flag ‘in-progress’? Shoot-up the shoot-em-uppers, leave one or two attackers alive but under Russian control, and start tracing the lines-of-evidence back to their source. In public. That would be so cool…

  5. Germany’s ‘force’ is only a token force. Enough to make the news, but neither expensive to operate nor enough to make a difference. Pitiful.

    Similarly, I would be surprised to see if the French aircraft carrier ‘operation’ makes any difference on the ground. France is still too politically-compromised to seriously go-after the CIA-backed forces. I would expect much puff-and-fury, with little to show for it. Kind of like the US bombing ‘campaign’…

    1. Ha ha, yeah. Frankly, France would probably be better off bombing Belgium. Home of NATO, the EU and, coincidently, a bunch of the terrorist attackers in the Friday 13 attacks.

  6. Turned on local news about 21/2 hours ago and nothing but San Bernardino. All station co-opted; no local news period. Can’t help but think here comes another psych-op down the pike for confiscating guns/trust… and God knows what other agendas they’ve tacked on.
    They care not whose blood they spill to achieve their goals.
    I’d like to think I’m wrong, but… ?

    1. Just checked emails.
      Turns out Jon Rappoport reports/Training exercise dovetails with mass shooting. Go figure.

      Also noticed that some wanted to friend me on facebook.
      I’m flattered and appreciate the offer[s]…
      But I don’t do facebook.
      I don’t do smart phones or cell phones or I-pads, etc., etc.
      My sisters, brothers, and friends are into it;
      but I just haven’t caught the bug.

        1. talked with an openly antigun person today. stranger in a public place. major change in common folk attitude coming around. this antigun person acknowledged that eventually some gun attack is going to fail miserably when the victims turn the tide with weapons of their own. it’ll probably happen first in texas or arizona. she went on to elaborate that the “no guns allowed here” signs are no comfort for her when going into public places like schools. people will become more practical quickly when their fears get stoked. even when their first attempts at practicality suck, we all tend to improve.

          1. btw. agreed about the facebook think. not feeling as flattered though. wonder what it means that we’re all getting offers like those. friendly looking trolls?

    2. As many have said, as long as people put up with this it will just continue. Coincidentally I have been reading Bosley’s Empire of the Wheel series centred on that same apparently humdrum location…

  7. This Syrian chess game is getting merkyier by the day.
    Your going to love this. Yesterday I was watching France24, it’s the French news in English. It was claiming that US fighter jets had destroyed 43% of the “so called” oil trucks, yes you read it correctly.
    The only force blasting oil trucks is the Russian’s, so the MSM gets it all messed up again, but the truth is not something they know about.

  8. Some shifting is under way in the European countries and you can be sure that the “higher-ups” know all about it. Nevertheless the members of the European political class seem to be afraid of their own shadow when it comes to bringing these matters into public debate.
    But there seems to be a step in this direction, in an article published today in the daily “Sole-24 Ore” Italy’s equivalent of the Financial Times. It speaks out clearly about CIA, Qatari and Turkish involvement in fostering Daesh under its various metamorphoses…

  9. No THE PSEUDO ISRAEL-CSA state plan is to turn the whole EARTH into a planetary gladiatorial arena with the rest of us fighting for our lives in it. Those Who Are About To Die Salute You.

    1. “WiFi footage” ?! I’m not suret what that is…but I have seen some surveillance footage captured from security cameras inside one of the cafés under attack. I believe that I saw that on zerohedge.com a week or two ago. It was memorable because the assailant’s gun jammed and a couple of women were able to escape.

      The lack of pictures & videos of the attack is a decent point. So much so, that even the nitwits (or are they lackeys?…hmmm) over at Monocle magazine openly lamented the lack of a “defining” or otherwise iconic image on their weekly ‘The Stack” podcast (refer to the 21 Nov episode).

      More interesting than the photos (or lack there of) to me was an eyewitness account which described the attackers as “clean shaven”, “muscular” and with the appearance of “professional soldiers.” These were the men who arrived outside a café and methodically gunned down all the patrons sitting on the sidewalk. So…

      …let’s think about this. In addition to the lack of coverage (which might be explainable by the fact the everybody in the street was actually too scared to actually use their iphone for once…maybe their is a silver lining to terrorism?), we also have the odd facts that while it seemed to be amateur hour up at the Stade de France where President Hollande was, the professional soldiers were mauling citizens at seemingly random cafes. Was there somebody important at one of those cafes and the other patrons were just collateral damage? Might it have been an attack with a counter attack hidden in it? That is, did “special forces” thwart the stadium football attack while simultaneously taking out some kind of enemy in broad daylight at the cafés? If you were charged with national security (ha ha, yeah, as if there actually were such a thing…but let’s pretend for a moment) would you sacrifice a few dozen of your innocent countrymen in order to crush an enemy operating near anonymously right under your nose? Hmmm….

      It also seems pretty coincidental at how quickly France responded with aerial attacks in Syria. Doesn’t anybody do investigations anymore? And let’s not forget that the football match featured France versus German in a “friendly”…what is the symbolism in that?

      Whether this is another false flag or not…there is definitely more going on that meets the eyes.

      Note:
      I would have provided links to some of my references above but it seems that everytime I try that on this website that my comments fail to post. Hopefully it is all still easily searchable via search engines.

      1. kitona, a way around the ‘disappearing post’ phenomenon is to disguise the URL. For example, substitute ‘dot’ for ‘.’, as in gizadeathstar dot com. Many possibilities exist, which the readers can figure out.

        I am thinking that there is an automated ‘disappear’ subroutine for posts with URLs, out of which ‘acceptable’ posts reappear sometime later, after human review. Quite a world…

  10. This is a question.. Has anyone seen WiFi footage of any of the Fri. 13th attacks? Where victims or near victims, recorded the attacks via their cell phones? IF YES, THEN please post links as a reply; ELSE posutlate why none can be found. I’ve found exterior shots etc, only. Nothing from inside, buildings. Thanks JQ

    1. I saw reports that night claiming all victims were detained by French intelligence for questioning. My guess is they confiscated their cell phones. I’m surprised no one uploaded footage during the attack though. There is a video out there of the shooting in the cafe.

      1. Guess they learned from the Boston Bombing…cell phone footage destroyed the official narrative within a few hours. Someone sent a lot of footage of the bombing to the alternative news media. Some of the best posting and information is on Caravan to Midnight.

        Didn’t mean to get off track, but cell phones with capability of uploading footage is a game changer for these perps.

        1. The Boston Bombing is an interesting case. Lots of fishy stuff going on there. I’ve seen many photos of sketchy black ops on the internet too. Plenty of occult symbolism too.

          But the part that really gets me is the illogic of the narrative. A terrorist (almost by definition) wants to maximise the terror with minimal effort. I’ve participated in many road races and I know that security at the finish line is pretty lax (public streets & all) so IF I was a terrorist then I would set my bomb off when the winner of the race arrives at the peak moment of intensity, involvement (and distraction) at the the finish line thus maximizing the amount of terror created.

          Yet, oddly the Boston bombs happened a couple hours after the hoopla of the professional runners crossing the finish line. By the time it would only have been you middle-aged, weekend-warrior type runners crossing the finish line and a relative handful of their friends & family nearby. The big spectator crowd would have already moved on. And although the Boston Marathon is a major sporting event worthy of international coverage, nearly all the reporters would have already wrapped their work on the first-place finishers and would have moved on as well as they finished up their stories.

          So…who knows exactly what happened…but the whole thing smells fishy.

          1. there was similar experience with hebdoe attack. videos were out from cell phones within the first hour showing ak47’s firing blanks at a cop laying on the sidewalk. contrary to what was narrated about and edited out of view for the sake of gruesomeness by the corpromedia. cellphone uploads are a game changer for now.

            another visible trend in the false flag staged gladios is their improvement. they are poorly done with lot’s of damage control after the fact. initial production and ensuing damage control seem to be improving.

            it’s gotta be what mr global is counting on.

  11. Syria is ramping up to be an epic gropolitical circus, with quicksand alliances built on opportunistic positioning taken under false pretenses after “buying the lie” to spin it to favor the ultimate agenda, which is to finish the destruction of the Middle East nation states that stand in the way of the Eretz Israel project and the establishment of a pliant, US-Israel puppet Kurdish state from pieces of Syria and Turkey. This project is well under way and offers great benefits for USrael: a friendly, “neutral” buffer state, cheap oil, a compliant, slimeball ruler under Barzani, and the weakening of Turkey and Syria, allowing annexation of the Golan.

    After that, then they’ll throw their erstwhile secret ally, the Saudis, under the bus.

    1. Yeah, I am amazed by the fact that (most) people have no long-term memory, let alone ability to connect the dots. This has been a clear ‘project’ since at least the 70s. Currently, it seems about 80% complete.

      My only ‘reservation’ about your picture is that I approach it from the International Bankster point of view, rather than the Israel-benefits point of view. If you have read the “Dune” series, I believe that the goal is to make planet Earth into a version of the House Harkonnen home planet, Giedi Prime. Noble and serf. Feudalism of the worst sort…

          1. he was not so much like salinger. herbert’s ops were different. salinger was actively mkultra or bluebird or whatever. perhaps herbert was more like steinbeck. only steinbeck had to repeatedly request entry. and apparently never knew as much as herbert. i think herbert was career. been a long time. will try to find more on it later.

            meanwhile, funny that the best stuff on the web lately is analysis that attributes it all to conspiracy theory mythology while going on and on about frank’s insights that could only come from such sources at that time.

            https://kylebstiff.wordpress.com/myth-myth-myth/frank-herberts-dune-and-modern-conspiracy-mythology/

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