[ Ed. note – The article below was originally published at The New Eastern Outlook website. It’s author, Petr Lvov, makes a compelling argument that Israel and Saudia Arabia are “backed into a corner and in a state of despair” over their failures in Syria and are now conspiring to create a scenario that would “force the US to attack Iran.”
By Richard Edmondson
Perhaps at some point we’ll see a sly Zionist pop up somewhere claiming the Kurds are an “ancient biblical people.”
(And doubtless, if so, he’d have plenty of money to buy off plenty of historians to “verify” his claim).
And maybe in the not-so-distant future we could even anticipate publication of a brand new modern English translation of the Bible with a rewording of the Book of Genesis to include the following: “So Abraham and his wife Sarah and his nephew Lot set out from Harran, but on the way they stopped off and got down and partied with their cousins, the Kurds, before heading off to conquer the land of Caanan.”
Don’t laugh. In the world we’re presently living in absurdities of this nature are well within the possible.
Something to be thankful about today. Leaders of Russia, Syria, Iran, Turkey, and other countries are now converging in Sochi, Russia. The hope is to convene a conference that will lead to a political settlement in Syria now that ISIS has been defeated. Take a look at the following video showing Assad’s rather triumphant arrival on November 21. Watch as he meets not only Vladimir Putin but also some of the Russian military leaders who did so much to make this moment possible. The video was posted by Inessa Sinchougova, who also supplies the English subtitles:
In the above video we see a political analyst expressing disappointment that Putin has not spoken out against Israel’s repeated airstrikes on Syria. It’s a legitimate concern, and one which I’ve expressed previously myself. Interestingly, however, almost at the same time the video was uploaded by Press TV, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov angered the Israelis by describing Iran’s presence in Syria as “legitimate.”
“I’ll take them out to lunch in Beirut and pay the bill. I daresay that could be regarded as a financial contribution to Hezbollah, and that would make me a ‘terrorist,’ too.”
[ Ed. note – In the article below, Sharmine Narwani explodes many of the myths about Hezbollah being a “terrorist” organization that supposedly threatens America. Hezbollah has troops in Syria that are fighting alongside the Syrian Arab Army in the fight against ISIS. As such, they, like Russia and like Iran, have helped thwart US and Israeli ambitions in Syria. And this is the real objection. The only “threat” Hezbollah poses is to ISIS terrorists…and also to Israeli soldiers should Israel decide to invade Lebanon once again, which of course it is constantly hinting at doing. ]
Three days ago, I put up a post concerning comments by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah alleging US support for ISIS.
“It is only the United States, which does not let Daesh be totally annihilated,” Nasrallah said.
“US Air Force does not allow the Syrian army and resistance groups to advance toward positions occupied by Daesh,” he added.
Now high-ranking Russian and Iranian officials are saying more or less the same thing.
Mohsen Hojaji was a member of Iran’s IRGC and served as a military advisor to pro-government forces in Syria. In the annals of the war against ISIS, his name should be remembered.