Katherine Frisk note: What is becoming clearer by the day, is that it was not Donald Trump who won the election, but Jared Kushner. And it is now Jared Kushner , Mike Pence and Goldman Sachs who are controlling the White House, not Trump.
Jared took over as campaign manager, and from what I can gather, used Bannon, Brietbart News and Mike Flynn, all people who would guarantee Trump a win, with the full intention of removing them within months after Trump took office.
Was Trump in on this? In all likelihood. Ivanka Trump is to all intents and purposes the “first lady,” and Jared is in reality, the “first man.” Please see this excellent video on Jared Kushner, his close association with George Soros, Bibi and Israel. It would seem that the American voters have been hoodwinked yet again, and if any negotiation is to take place between the US and Russia, it is to get Putin to back off in Syria and in exchange with Tillerson in place, negotiate oil and gas deals for Exxon in Siberia and the Antarctic. Will Russia stand down? We all hope not. That would be a double betrayal.
Trump’s upcoming tour of Saudi Arabia ( Saudi Monarchy,) Jerusalem (Wailing Wall), the Vatican (Pontifex Maximus,) and Brussels (NATO,) does not bode well, especially if we take the mirror image from 2,000 years ago with the collusion between the Herodian Monarchy, the Levite Priests of the Temple, the Pontifex Maximus in Rome and the Legion.
With the current talk of the US Embassy moving to Jerusalem, which will give the Pentagram a central hold over all of the Middle East, we see a repeat of history over and over and over again, not much different to the Legions 2,000 years ago. If history is again repeated from the time of Isaiah and Jeremiah with regard to Israel and Damascus as opposed to Judea and Jebu-Shalim, then the situation now developing is darker and more foreboding than anyone could ever have imagined in 2011, when the Arab Spring set off the death and destruction that we have since seen in Syria. We again have a “Tale Of Two Cities,” Damascus and Jebu-Shalim. We again have the tale of Two Temples. We again have two choices to make. It would seem that the Trump administration has made theirs, whether the American people who put him in the White House agree with it or not.
… by Nahed Al Husaini, Damascus VT Bureau:
As the stew is brewing, chessboard players dashes to harvest the dividends while the Syrian government is racing with the time to gain more lands by military engagement or political reconciliation. The main concern of the Syrian government is to liberate its territories from the invaders as President Bashar Al Assad told a Lebanese visiting delegation.
Assad wants to see his country free of the foreign militants who committed atrocities in the name of Islam, and turned Syria into another Tora Bora. Damascus, which is considered the oldest city in history, and the cross point of all religions and civilizations, had defeated all aggressors in the past, and now will bend the wind until the storm passes.
Assad will not surrender
Assad told a Belarus media outlet after the meetings between Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov ,US secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, and President Donald Trump “I will not step down, I will leave the Palace as a fighter or a martyr, nothing comes in between.”
Assad’s statement came at the heel of the leaks from Moscow that Trump told Lavrov “there is no peace, or stability, or reconstruction with Assad.” However, the US administration alluded that if Assad moved to Russia, or Belarus, hecould avoid being brought in front of the international Criminal Court. Washington also suggested that military and security apparatuses remain intact, but opened the door for a moderate Alawite personality to grab a position at the top hierarchy of power.
Assad said the US proposal came after the Syrian army liberated 80 percent of the land, and when “victory became overwhelming, the US proposition, backed by the Israelis, Saudis and Qataris, popped up. Assad also pledged to evict ISIS and Al Nusra from the remaining occupied regions.
The Astana four zones pact
The four zone agreement struck by Russia, Iran and Turkey in Astana4 was set to put an end to the tragic situation in Syria, although the implementation on the ground would be complicated, “especially if the devil is hidden in many details.” The determined four zones to reduce the escalation are : Idlib, North of Homs, the eastern Ghouta and Southern Syria.
The objectives are seemingly to freeze the conflict, provide relief to the Syrian people who have been subjected to violence and starvation over the past seven years, and to decrease violence that could contribute to more serious negotiations on Syria’s future.”
Well informed geopolitical strategists argue that this political settlement is part and parcel of the Yinon plan, sponsored by the Hidden Government of the World, which advocates the fragmentation of the Middle East and Iran on sectarian bases, and it definitely serves the US-led coalition which is working on prolonging the ad-hoc transition to create a fait accompli on the ground by the passage of time.
Devil in Details
There are issues to be raised here as how to counter terrorism” in the four regions, as the agreement stipulates that the guarantors must take all necessary measures to continue fighting against Da’ash, the Nasra , and all Al Qaeda-linked groups in the areas of escalation.
Furthermore, the agreement has not specify a mechanism to combat the “terrorist” organizations” in the four low tension areas, especially since the separation between the moderate and the extremist factions is very complex, and most of the factions classified as terrorists are closely working with the moderates.
Similar cease-fire agreements had already collapsed. Aleppo is a good example when a ceasefire was exploited to get more gains on the ground. ”
It is likely that international observers will be deployed along the safe areas that have been agreed upon, and they will most likely be from Russia, as the Syrian government rejects the presence of any other international observers, especially Americans.
Will this agreement contribute to the success of the political talks?
“The presence of Russian observers may be rejected by the Syrian opposition, which does not see Russia as a neutral party, and therefore, the United Nations must provide an international monitoring force.”
“The purpose of the agreement is to build confidence measures and to reach a political solution, although it is certain that the Syrian government will oppose any political agreement or transitional process that ends Assad rule, while the opposition will not give up on its aspirations to attain a new political phase in Syria.” Many questions remained unresolved, including the final goal and duration of the transition, this enigmatic situations must compel the guarantors to decode the puzzle before the big bang occurs.
Iran in the frying pan
Iran is in the frying pan. The black crows are determined to deal a blow to the revolutionary Guards which take orders directly from superior Mullah Ayatollah Khamenei when President Mohammad Khatami wins the elections again. Also, similar attacks will be launched at the positions of Hezbollah in Syria and Al Hashed Al Sha’bi in Iraq to trim Iran’s striking arms, according to VT special input.