Trump undermines US intelligence agencies ahead of briefing
report from presstv
note – US intel over last 60 years has been skewed to further US involvement in middle east & send US to die for Israel
US presidential candidate Donald Trump says he does not trust the intelligence produced by the American spy agencies, citing the situation in the Middle East.
In response to a question on whether he “trust[s] intelligence,” the Republican nominee replied “Not so much from the people that have been doing it for our country.”
He made the comments in an interview aired on “Fox and Friends” Wednesday morning, hours before he was set to receive his first classified intelligence briefing.
“I mean, look what’s happened over the last 10 years. … It’s been catastrophic,” he said. “Very easy to use them, but I won’t use them, because they’ve made such bad decisions.”
The real estate mogul was apparently referring to apparent intelligence failures preceding the 2001 war on Afghanistan and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
His comments undermine the American spy network, consisting of 16 federal intelligence agencies and tens of thousands of employees.
The remarks also follow a US House Republican analysis released last week, apparently proving that intelligence produced by the military’s Central Command had been edited to provide a positive image of the fight against Daesh terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
The reality TV star was supposed to take part in the planned briefing along with Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the former head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency in the administration President Barack Obama.
“He’s a terrific guy, a terrific general: tough, smart, feels like I do about illegal immigration, in particular,” Trump said of him.
New Jersey GOP Governor Chris Christie is also scheduled to join Trump.
China ‘to upgrade Syria military ties’
report from presstv
note – jewmerika has fucked up things so bad in the middle east that even china has had enough…
China is to provide enhanced military cooperation with Syria, whose own military is involved in fighting a foreign-backed militancy in the country.
Guan Youfei, the Chinese military official charged with overseeing international cooperation, announced the development on Tuesday.
The official, who visited Syria for talks with Syrian Defense Minister Fahad Jassim al-Freij, said Beijing was seeking closer military ties with Damascus.
“The Chinese and Syrian militaries traditionally have a friendly relationship, and the Chinese military is willing to keep strengthening exchanges and cooperation with the Syrian military,” he said.
Youfei also said the two sides had “reached a consensus” on the Chinese military providing humanitarian aid to Syrians, without elaborating.
The Chinese official and al-Freij also discussed the enhancement of training for Syrian soldiers by the Chinese military.
The visit marks a new precedence, given China’s refusal in the past to proactively concern itself with the Syrian conflict.
China has, meanwhile, been vocally backing Russia’s anti-terrorism efforts in Syria, which has seen Moscow carrying out large-scale bombings of Takfiri militants there.
The visit also featured a meeting between the Chinese official and a Russian general, Russia Today reported.
The foreign-backed militancy in Syria, which enjoys vigorous Western support, has been plaguing the Arab country for the past five years, killing thousands and displacing millions.
Youfei, the Chinese official, meanwhile, reminded that his country, a permanent United Nations Security Council member, was insistently exploring diplomatic channels to find a political solution to Syria’s crisis.
Russia Now Using Iranian Airbase for Anti-ISIS Bombings!
report from dailystormer
Russia just be like “waddaya gunna doo brah? u gunna doo somthin?”
Russia used Iran on Tuesday for the first time as a base from which to launch air strikes against Syrian militants, widening its air campaign in Syria and deepening its involvement in the Middle East.
In a move underscoring Moscow’s increasingly close ties with Tehran, long-range Russian Tupolev-22M3 bombers and Sukhoi-34 fighter bombers used Iran’s Hamadan air base to strike a range of targets in Syria.
It was the first time Russia has used the territory of another nation, apart from Syria itself, to launch such strikes since the Kremlin launched a bombing campaign to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in September last year.
The Iranian deployment will boost Russia’s image as a central player in the Middle East and allow the Russian air force to cut flight times and increase bombing payloads.
The head of Iran’s National Security Council was quoted by state news agency IRNA as saying Tehran and Moscow were now sharing facilities.
Both countries back Assad. Russia, after a delay, has supplied Iran with its S-300 missile air defense system, evidence of a growing partnership that has helped turn the tide in Syria’s civil war and is testing U.S. influence in the Middle East.
Relations between Tehran and Moscow have grown warmer since Iran reached agreement last year with global powers to curb its nuclear program in return for the lifting of U.N., EU and U.S. financial sanctions.
President Vladimir Putin visited in November and the two countries regularly discuss military planning for Syria. Iran has provided ground forces that work with local allies while Russia provides air power.
The United States said it was still assessing the extent of Russian-Iranian cooperation but described the new development as “unfortunate”.
State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the United States was looking into whether the move violated UN Security Council resolution 2231, which prohibits the supply, sale and transfer of combat aircraft to Iran.
“It’s unfortunate but not surprising,” Toner told reporters. “It speaks to a continuation of a pattern we’ve seen of Russia continuing to carry out air strikes, now with Iran’s direct assistance, … that predominantly target moderate Syrian opposition forces.“
Can you believe they’re still running with this “moderate terrorist” business after all these years?
It’s almost like they’re mocking themselves at this point.
Even if these were “moderate terrorists,” what the hell does it have to do with anything? Why are we provoking a superpower to protect these moderate terrorists?
Who could be behind this policy?
Note here that Russia’s strategy in the Middle East is the exact opposite of the strategy of the US/ZOG.
Instead of just going in and randomly bombing countries because of human rights or insane allegations that they are planning to invade, Russia works with the leaders of countries to eliminate terrorism and create a peaceful environment.
The reason the strategies are so different is because the goals are different. Russia wants to form strong allies and trade partners, while the US wants to destroy any country that is functioning on any level whatsoever and replace them with terrorist mobs – because a stable Arab country is viewed as a threat to Israel.
That the US then comes and complains that Russia is interfering with their terrorists by claiming that the terrorists are “moderate” is very much like something out of a slapstick film.
I keep thinking of Hot Shots.