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    Something really fishy is going on in Syria, US Marine combat veteran Gordon Duff notes, adding that Western mass media remains suspiciously mute about the matter.

    There are lots of battles being fought across Syria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Ukraine and Libya, accompanied by various local conflicts, US Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War and senior editor of Veterans Today Gordon Duff points out, adding that major US publications prefer to keep silent regarding most of these issues.

    "If you read the papers, there is no war, there are no wars, no ISIS [ISIL], no al-Nusra, no failed Minsk agreement with daily shelling, no carpet bombing in Yemen, no destroyed Saudi air bases, none of it is happening, none of it ever happened," Duff remarked with a touch of irony in his article for New Eastern Outlook.

    Indeed, the US-led anti-ISIL coalition has something to hide, the expert underscored.

    Duff reminded that a few days ago two US fighter bombers attacked the Aleppo power station and a separate transformer complex, plunging 2.5 million Syrians into darkness.

    Surprisingly, this attack was not aimed at terrorists or a "regime," the US Marine combat veteran noted. In fact US warplanes targeted the key infrastructure of Syria's largest city. The attack resulted in the deaths of lots of peaceful civilians, "not only plant operators and engineers, but the usual 'collateral damage' that comes with all American attacks."

    "One might wonder why America bombed a power plant when there might have been a wedding, funeral or school graduation ceremony to hit instead," Duff noted with a bitter sarcasm.

    Incredible as it may seem, the incident remained largely neglected by US mainstream media sources.

    There is another story, "even more curious and telling than the others," that was not reported either. Duff narrated that Russians discovered a "mysterious bombed area" located in Syria in close proximity to the Jordanian border. 

    "There is an area where no one has 'officially' bombed, not the Americans, not the Russians or the Syrians either but an area that had been bombed, just the same, not once but dozens, perhaps hundreds of times, abandoned villages bombed over and over according to the Russian commander, 'as though someone had nothing else to do'," the US Marine combat veteran underscored.

    "You know, many had wondered how, after 6,000 American 'sorties' flown against ISIS, so little damage was done? Were they all flown against 'nowhere' because 'someone had nothing else to do?'" Duff asked.

    So, what is really going on in the region? Who is fighting whom?

    And here comes Turkey. In contrast to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia which had left the US coalition long ago, Turkey continues to fight Islamic State. Moreover, the Turkish Air Force "has flown over 6,000 sorties, even more than the entire 'American coalition' against ISIL," Duff noted.

    Alas, there's the rub, the US Marine combat veteran pointed out: "90% of the air attacks are inside Turkey itself and 100% are against Kurds."

    Turkey bombed PKK (the Kurdistan Workers' Party) militants and even YPG (Kurdish People's Protection Units) volunteers, who fought together with the US-led coalition against ISIL. Remarkably, Washington said nothing in response.

    "Today, pitched battles are being fought across Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Ukraine and Libya with 'skirmishes' across Israel/Palestine, Lebanon and much of the breadth of Africa. Not one article in a major publication in the US even mentioned one of these nations, not even anecdotally," Duff emphasized.

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      jasin reply tokarlof1(Show commentHide comment)
      karlof1, A lot of youtube links are disabled at Sputnik and the explanation is that "certain sites" aren't allowed to link to some channels. That might be part of the reason Sputnik doesn't link to article. I put Duff's site in my key bookmarks bar. Intel is only the truth in areas that may not be accessible to everyone, therefore increasing the value of the information.

      I like Duff's approach and he seems to be factual. I don't think Sputnik wrote about the power plant being bombed, although someone mentioned it in comments. The US is bombing villages so people can't return until the villages are rebuilt, and bombing oil fields and power plants. The US is trying to create another Libya or Somalia, intentionally.
    • avatar
      lianasammartino
      More and more I can see there is a shadow Gov. in the US, and CIA and the war industry is running the show. Obama is the clown of the moment.
    • avatar
      Ayelyah
      article in NEO under "America's Coalition of Treachery"
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      sdlg8837
      Since the inception of the USA in 1776, it has been at war, except for the 10 depression years. After each regime change, it commits genocide on civilians who do not accept USA puppet presidents. Without mercy, the USA kills /maims/ tortures civilians to “secure its interests” ( meaning “ loot the country’s resources” , which is how the imperialist USA got filthy rich.) It fights civilians , and presents the illusion that the USA military is impossible to defeat. Russian has now undressed the emperor and called its bluff.
    • avatar
      So, the USAF has been ordered to 'pound sand' in a play pretend fight against the West's pet terrorists, ISIS? If that can be proved Obama would have to be impeached (even though he's a powerless puppet) and the Pentagon turned upside down. Amazing.
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      in reply tolianasammartino(Show commentHide comment)
      lianasammartino, Obama, a clown chosen for his skills at oratory, nothing more.
    • bugei009
      We all know the US is lying & toast. The American people are too complacent to even realize they have a dictator & had a soft Coup. The stupid & downfall of America is a done deal folks.
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      jas
      Another interesting belief from Gordon Duff is about Wkikleaks, which helps confirm my suspicions about Snowden and Assange.
      "In 2010, Wikileaks was exposed as a Mossad front by Veterans Today."
      www.veteranstoday.com/2015/10/25/busted-wikileaks-caught-in-mossad-plot-against-iraqs-maliki
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      in reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, we can still thank Assange & Snowden for the good they've done. Obviously in deep politics they play deep games. If Snowden is part of a CIA attack on the NSA, I say bravo. Thank goodness there are some patriots in the CIA. He still woke up millions. (Of course, we don't really know who Gordon Duff is either. You can trust me however and just to prove it, do you have a thousand dollars to loan me?)
    • choticastilein reply tokarlof1(Show commentHide comment)
      karlof1, Agree one hundred percent -- links to what these bstds have done and continue doing needs to be exposed to every conceivable corner of the globe! Hiding behind the skirts of so-called democracy -- what a horrific sham! When Wasting-collateraldamage-ton shows no mercy when blah blah blahing their dirty and dangerous lies, Russia should, by exposing these vicious and vitriolic DC/CIA machinations, in effect, protect the global populace, by informing them of the real state of affairs. Its GLOVES OFF time when it comes to the truth!
    • choticastilein reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      Jas, this is to you and Maxxus -- will copy him -- It is good to question as you both did.. Rare are those who do. However, has the spy world not always had double-agents? Believe me, the .01% always play both sides and do it so cunningly, we ordinary people are clueless. So may the real patriots have to play both sides too? I just don't know what to believe about this completely screwed up world we live in. At this moment, I wish I had a hot-line to the Almighty God -- because He alone knows... I will add though, that somewhere deep within me, is a knowing, that Putin is on the level. However, he too, although in the know, must use whatever inside info he has, wisely. Thank God, he seems to be a master at doing just that.
    • choticastilein reply to (Show commentHide comment)
      maxxus, this is to you and Jas -- copied him -- It is good to question as you both did.. Rare are those who do. However, has the spy world not always had double-agents? Believe me, the .01% always play both sides and do it so cunningly, we ordinary people are clueless. So may the real patriots have to play both sides too? I just don't know what to believe about this completely screwed up world we live in. At this moment, I wish I had a hot-line to the Almighty God -- because He alone knows... I will add though, that somewhere deep within me, is a knowing, that Putin is on the level. However, he too, although in the know, must use whatever inside info he has, wisely. Thank God, he seems to be a master at doing just that.
    • MsLiberty
      Here is the URL to the Duff article posted at NEO:
      journal-neo.org/2015/10/23/america-s-coalition-of-treachery

      Besides the power plants, the water treatment systems were disabled:

      "Over the past two weeks, two separate American attacks on the city of Aleppo have damaged that cities power system and knocked out water purification systems. These leave a city of 2.5 million dependent on untreated water from the Euphrates River, known to be a source of cholera."

      I see a lot of commenters who point out that treachery from the United States is a threat to the world, and they would be right. But to understand it, a deeper knowledge of world history is needed. The United States may have come into being following the Revolutionary War which is pegged at 1776 for its beginning, however the beginnings of what is now known as USA took place more than a century before that. The concept that underlies what we see going on is attributed to Sir Francis Bacon (1561–1626), of English aristocracy; He was also the head of the Order of the Rosy Cross, the Rosicrucians, and his concept was to develop the "new world" with the New Atlantis model. This is mystery Babylon stuff, it's occult in origin, and its aim was a post-diluvian new Atlantean Empire to rule the world once again, hence the term "New World Order" (NWO). It's on the national Seal reverse side, and on the USD $1 bill.
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      karlof1in reply tochoticastile(Show commentHide comment)
      choticastile, Thanks for your reply! The linked item by Zuesse is one of many must reads, but how realistic is his suggestion? www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43249.htm
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      in reply tochoticastile(Show commentHide comment)
      choticastile, the Russian people need the choice of lifting presidential term limits. Putin is the major roadblock in the way of the NWO, that fantasy of a world of a few sky people and many, many mud people. There would be no dignity of the individual. America has never recovered from Lincoln's assassination and FDR's early death. Putin needs to stay in power as long as possible, hopefully the Russian people agree.
    • dear Gordon, you got it, NATO is running a Terrorist Incubator & a Bombodrom in Sy.
    • in reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      hi jas,

      NSA is censoring all digital media, in Germany even more as in the US

      As the US couldn't use the front door, as in Libya, they used their staff from Libya & Afghanistan, labelled it IS and used the backdoor Irak, destroying the Country by 'bombing IS'.

      Terrorists cut their beards & enter EU just now, remote controlled by smartphone (native people asked, how they payed all the roaming fees for all the Balkan Countries) they will double as 'drones', it's even not necessary to take pictures the day before as in Benghazi, google streetview did it already.
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      hi maxxus,

      Obama is a Hero, as Bill C & Mrs Clinton is even a Heroin
    • choticastilein reply tokarlof1(Show commentHide comment)
      karlof1, Thanks will check it out -- replying late, because I was away for a couple of days.
    • choticastilein reply to (Show commentHide comment)
      maxxus, Oh, so well said -- US too has had such a hard time under faux presidents! I DO so PRAY Putin stays longer -- he is good for a world who needs him desperately too -- what he's done for Russia so far, is nothing short of a miracle, but yes he does have a superb team of patriots assisting him all the way --- just there's still so many in Russia, who'd love to rejoin the Zionist Bolsheviks.... God stay him, is all I can say!
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