World Affairs Brief, June 3, 2016 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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This Week’s Analysis:

A World Gone Crazy

Russia Says US Bombing the Desert

“The Saker” Comments on Russian Intentions

Venezuela, No Way Out

Austrian Election Rigged to Oust Right Wing

Outrageous Prosecution of Informed Jury Activist

Dead People Vote in LA



I have long said that the US is only feigning its opposition to ISIS, which it created, along with British and Israeli intelligence, to have an excuse to get back into Syria. Now, the head of the Russian parliament’s international affairs committee, Alexei Pushkov, has written that the US military is deliberately bombing the desert instead of hitting terrorist targets in Syria for the past year.

That’s a pretty dramatic claim, but we must remember that Russia has satellite and other intelligence assets on the ground to back up these claims. They won’t reveal this evidence, lest the US know what kind of capabilities they have, but they know.

Writing on his Twitter account, Pushkov said that US Senator John “McCain accused us of striking out at US-trained insurgents… However, since they have either run away or joined al-Qaeda, hitting them is a mission impossible.”

In a separate interview with France’s Europe 1 Radio service, Pushkov said that the Russian aerial campaign in Syria would take three to four months. “The US-led coalition spent a whole year pretending they were striking ISIL targets but where are the results of these strikes?” Pushkov asked.

The Americans have been “pretending” all along, he continued. “It’s the intensity that is important. The US coalition pretended to bomb Daech for a year, but there are no results. If you do it in a much more efficient way, the results will be seen.” He added that in his view, 80 percent of all the US strikes have been pointless.

As a former Marine fighter/attack pilot, I can tell you that you can’t send US pilots out to bomb the desert and not have a lot of disgruntled whistleblowers on your hands. But what you can do is assign them targets that are buildings or encampments that are empty—because the US forewarned them to leave before the strike. That’s exactly what the US did when the Russians embarrassed them by documenting all the ISIS oil tanker convoys that the US hadn’t been hitting. So, the US bombed one convoy, but not before dropping leaflets alerting them to the attack 45 minutes in advance so only the trucks would be damaged. That’s the last convoy the US struck, showing they had no intention of continuing to stop ISIS’s oil pipeline going through Turkey. Much of that illicit oil is being purchased by Israel from Turkish sources—so that Israel can claim not to know the source of the oil.

Israel is also involved in helping al Qaeda. In a telling interview with

The former head of Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad admitted that Israel was giving aid to al-Nusra Front fighters on the Syrian border—who are part of al Qaeda.

In this web extra, Efraim Halevy tells Mehdi Hasan that he is not concerned that Israel had treated fighters in Syria from al-Nusra Front, which some say is al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch. “It’s always useful […] to deal with your enemies in a humane way,” Halevy says.

When pressed on whether he believed the assistance was purely humanitarian, Halevy responds, “I didn’t say there’s no tactical [consideration]. I said the main consideration, the immediate consideration is humane.”

When pressed about why Israel doesn’t give medical aid to Hezbollah, Halevy said it is “because Israel had been targeted by Hezbollah, but not specifically targeted by al-Qaeda.” So, why would al Qaeda not target Israel which is hated by every Muslim organization in the world, including ISIS—which also doesn’t target Israel? It is because al-Qaeda and ISIS are fronts for US and British intelligence, and Israel provides the Mossad trained leadership. These false flag terror organization are filled with radical Arabs, but are directed by leaders who know that they operate under Western orders.

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