US-Led Coalition Warplanes Strike Syrian Regime Forces

The last time the US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria conducted air and artillery strikes against pro-regime forces in Syria, in the oil-rich Deir Ezzor region, was on Feb. 7, when hundreds of pro-regime fighters were killed, the largest number of "pro-regime" casualties inflicted by the US-led coalition in one attack. The coalition described its action as carried out in "self defense", while the Syrian state news agency SANA described the action as an "aggression" by the coalition against "popular forces" who were fighting ISIS and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.

In a bombshell update one week later, it was revealed that among the casualties were hundreds of Russian mercenaries working on behalf of the Assad regime, and hired by the Wagner PMC (Private Military Group) - a shadowy organization often referred to as Russia’s answer to Blackwater. Adding to the mystery, is that the Wagner Group is believed to be funded by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a rich businessman close to President Vladimir Putin and also known as "Putin's Chef." Prigozhin was recently sanctioned by the US due to his links to the eastern Ukraine separatists.

A November 2011 photo shows Yevgeny Prigozhin assisting Vladimir Putin at a banquet near Moscow

Unnamed US intelligence sources quoted by the Washington Post said Prigozhin was in close contact with the Kremlin in the run-up to the Feb 7 assault on the Syrian Democratic Forces base in Deir Ezzor region.

According to the unconfirmed report, intercepted communications showed that Prigozhin was also involved in the operational planning with Syrian officials, ahead of the attack. 

Meanwhile, amid unconfirmed reports that more than 100 Russians had been killed, the Kremlin denied that any regular Russian military forces had been involved. It admitted only that there had been "several dozen" Russian casualties, but gave no further details.

Of course, Prigozhin's name became a fixture in the media in the past two weeks, following the February 16 federal indictment of 13 Russian trolls, including Prigozhin, accusing them of "fraud and deceit for the purpose of interfering with the US political and electoral processes." The indictment said Prigozhin "spent significant funds" on the group and on the Internet Research Agency, a St Petersburg body that has been nicknamed the "Russian troll factory".

Prigozhin shrugged off the US charges, saying "Americans are very impressionable people". "If they want to see the devil, let them see him," he quipped.

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We reminds readers of this extensive back story because moments ago, Al Jazeera reported that less than three weeks after the Feb. 7 US-coalition attack on Syrian pro-regime forces, among them an dozens of Russian mercenaries, the US-led coalition warplanes struck a Syrian regime unit, once again in the northern Deir Ezzor province.


So far there has been no further information on the number of casualties or any details of the attack. The question, of course, will be whether any more Russian mercenaries were killed in this latest (targeted) attack by the US-coalition, what prompted the US attack, and how the Syrian military acted in response.

Needless to say, if more Russians were killed - whether mercenaries or otherwise - relations between the US and Russia are about to hit a fresh rock bottom.

Developing story.



Slack Jack JSBach1 Mon, 02/26/2018 - 21:34 Permalink


There are no ancient Jewish cities in Israel,...
but there are lots of ancient Greek cities.

What is weird is this; that 2000 years ago, it seems that there were no people even resembling Jews, in Israel.

It turns out that there is not a single ancient Jewish city in what is now called Israel. There is not a single ancient city where Hebrew characters are used on the statues and buildings. There is not a single ancient city where the buildings are in the ancient Jewish architectural style. In fact, there is not even a category of "ancient Jewish architectural style".

Of course, the Hebrew characters that are desired, are those of the Dead Sea scrolls (supposedly from 2000 years ago), which are essentially the modern Hebrew characters without points.

If you check out all the ancient cities in Israel from 2000 years ago, they are all Greek, and their ruins are still there for you to visit. Their inscriptions are in the Greek script and the buildings are in the ancient Greek architectural styles.

Here is a list of some of the known ancient Greek cities in (and near) Israel; Ecdippa, Seleucia, Ptolemais, Taricheia Arbela, Asochis, Sepphoris, Hippos, Dion, Sycaminum, Bucolon Polis, Itabyrium, Gadara, Abila, Dora, Comus, Gephrus, Crocodilion Polis, Caesarea, Straton's Tower, Narbata, Scythopolis, Pella, Samaria, Amathus, Ragaba, Gerasa, Apollonia, Sicima, Pegae, Joppa, Arimathea, Jamnia, Port of Jamnia, Lydda, Modiin, Aphaerema, Philadelphia, Birtha, Gazara, Beth Horon, Dok, Jericho, Samaga, Esbus, Medaba, Ladder of Tyre, Azotus, Port of Azotus, Accaron, Jerusalem, Ascalon, Anthedon, Gaza, Marissa, Beth Zur, Hebron, Adora, Engeddi.

The ancient Jewish cities in Israel are,....... well there aren't any. Not even one.

Here's an interesting example of a first century BC Greek inscription (i.e., in Greek letters) from Jerusalem's Temple Mount forbidding the entry of strangers to the Temple precinct.

The pictured stone was found in 1935. It was actually the second such warning-stone to be found, the first being discovered by Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau in 1871. It was deemed so dangerous to the "Jews inhabited Israel 2000 years ago" theory, that it completely disappeared for 13 years before resurfacing in Istanbul, where, it was correctly calculated, it would not attract much attention.


The first Jerusalem Temple Mount warning-stone, now found in the Archaeology Museum, Istanbul, is pictured below:

It says (in Greek): "No stranger is to enter within the balustrade round the temple and enclosure. Whoever is caught will be responsible to himself for his death, which will ensue."

Slack Jack's CHALLENGE:

Name ONE ancient city (that existed in what is now called Israel) where the building inscriptions are all in Hebrew, and the buildings are constructed in the ancient Hebrew architectural style (whatever that may be).

Then give a summary of "the ancient Hebrew architectural style" (you will have to make this up as it does not yet exist).

Then give links to photos of the ancient building inscriptions which show that they are written in Hebrew.

Then show that the buildings are constructed in the ancient Hebrew architectural style (that you have just invented).

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Slack Jack Slack Jack Mon, 02/26/2018 - 21:35 Permalink


The Dead Sea scrolls Hoax.

The Dead Sea scrolls are a mixture of old documents that were hidden in a number of caves to be miraculously found and used to support the establishment of Israel, a country intended for Jews only.

The main document "finds" were in 1946 and 1947 in caves near the tiny ancient settlement of Qumran.

Israel was created in 1948.

The Dead Sea scrolls are the only really old (well supposedly really old) documents, in the Hebrew characters, that have ever been found. No other really old documents in the Hebrew characters have ever been found.

All other documents in Hebrew characters date from later than 800 AD.

Previous to the "finds", critics had pointed out the late date of all documents in Hebrew characters, and deduced that the Hebrew Old Testament must have been translated from the Greek Old Testament and not the other way round.

Then, low and behold,... a very timely miracle occurs.

The Dead Sea scrolls are "found" and dated to hundreds of years earlier than the oldest previously known documents in Hebrew characters.

Then, it is widely claimed that all the scrolls were produced and hidden in the Qumran caves before 70 AD (the supposed time of the mythical sack of Jerusalem by the Romans).

The critics are not given access to the scrolls nor even photographs of the text, lest they spoil the party.

In fact, for decades, only seven scholars are given access to the scrolls.

This goes on till certain critics are dead and the scrolls have been purged of all anachronisms (like Arabic numerals).

Then, in 1991, only 45 years after their "discovery", the Huntington Library, in San Marino, California, without consent, makes facsimile copies of the scrolls available to all.

So that, in brief, is the Dead Sea scrolls Hoax.

More, however, can be deduced....

One can even guess where the Dead Sea documents came from.

It turns out that some of the Dead Sea documents, for example, the "Damascus Document," are nearly identical to documents from the Genizah collection of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, Egypt. So, it is likely that many of the Dead Sea scrolls had their source there.

Worldwide, there are ten manuscripts of the "Damascus Document" from the Dead Sea scrolls and two from the Cairo Genizah. This strange distribution is a result of the fraud. The "Damascus Document" was first published in 1910 by Solomon Schechter in "Fragments of a Zadokite Work."

The Ben Ezra Synagogue was established around 900 AD.

Now, the Arabs have ruled Egypt since they defeated the Greek armies around 635 AD.

Now, the synagogue (and its Jews) existed happily, undisturbed, in Cairo, in the midst of the Islamic world.

So, maybe the original Jews were a group of Arabs.

This would explain why Hebrew and Arabic are nearly identical languages.

This would explain why the Hebrew and Islamic religious traditions are very similar.

And, it would also explain why Jews turned up in Spain with the Arabs (Moors).

Another couple of points:

It should also be noted that a few Jewish scholars (in particular, Solomon Zeitlin) have long insisted that the Dead Sea scrolls were a Medieval production. [Zeitlin was a well-known Talmudic scholar and would not claim this unless convinced it was true.]

Internal evidence from the scrolls themselves indicates a Medieval production. See, here.

And, the fact that many scrolls are written on vellum (90% of them) proves these are indeed a Medieval production.

It is estimated that 20 people occupied the site of Qumran (estimated by the number of inhabitants for whom there was room in the buildings). Now these 20 people were not just ordinary people, they read and wrote Greek, Phoenician, Aramaic, Nabataean, and Hebrew documents, like natives, and managed to write learned works on numerous religious topics (about 900 manuscripts were "recovered"; about six hundred separate works), while gathering enough water, and raising enough food, for their survival, in a desert.

Some have tried to claim that as many as 200 lived at Qumran, but most have considered that number ridiculously high.

Anyway, I think it is clear that the Dead Sea scrolls are a bunch of old documents that have been thrown together and sold to a gullible world.

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GoysRUs18 chumbawamba Mon, 02/26/2018 - 20:42 Permalink

Been a loyal follower of ZH for around 8 years. I know your part of the old guard and thats honorable in my world. That being said, when the only story about 9-11 was pushing the Saudi Did it Narrative, when i constantly see the arms of the Protocols here, Pushing the Opiod crisis , at least 4 stories on Seeking Arrangement, and then the final Nail, the only story this year 9-11 being done by the neo con of neo cons, John Bolton. Hate to say it but ZH IS the tribe. Financial Judas Goat. I dont think i have EVER seen one mea culpa of thousands upon thousands of sky is falling you better short articles only to get the electronic cattle prod stuck up my giggy. .I always know it will rip higher when i see the everyone is piled on volatility 5 times a day. Still the place to go but i rarely read any of the articles. Just to view great posters from back in the day like you chum. You've hung on but when i learned to go to websites where ((( they ))) are spoken about freely, like Brother Nathaniel,The Smolokos , Henry Makows of the world, you see right thru ZH pretty easily. You realize theres still a ton your not told

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BobEore chumbawamba Mon, 02/26/2018 - 20:45 Permalink

Dazed and confused...

by the dawning(at last!)realization that ALL YOUR 'SAFE SPACES' BELONGS TO BOB...

the snowflakes of the special genius kind... file in... to file their protests against the dawn of a new 'truth in media' ZH brought about by the untiring efforts of truth in media guerrilleros to cut through the smoke n mirrors generated by

a gaggle of talmudic trolls who thought(n thought wrong!) that they could(once agin!) hijack the site and scare away everybody unfriendly to their fake news franchise! Result? Sakers down... and cabbalist clowns a dyin in heaps!

"Place tain't what it used to be!" they squeaked... before croakin!

They thought he was jokin. (They thought wrong - agin!)

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BobEore WTFRLY Mon, 02/26/2018 - 21:27 Permalink

howdy doody good buddy! Here's one for ya!

Total Information Awareness - Kabbalism in more Action!

Voice 1: You call Bronfman? 

Voice 2: Ya.

Voice 1: Good. So, what's the plan. How we gonna get this fukka off our backs, for good?

Voice 2: No plan.

Voice 1: WTF?

Voice 2: He's washed his hands of it. Says he looked into it, guy can't be bribed, bullied or blackmailed in the usual fashion. We on our own.

Voice 1: (inaudible)

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Shemp 4 Victory pods Mon, 02/26/2018 - 20:59 Permalink


Hey Tyler, it's the Syrian Government, not "regime."

Last week the Russian permanent representative to the UN verbally bitch slapped Waffle House Nikki for doing that.

I would like to remind permanent representative Haley – there is no "regime" in Russia, but a legally elected president and appointed government. I would like to ask the US delegation to observe at least basic diplomatic decorum in the future. By the way, there is also a legitimate government in Syria, whether you like it or not.…

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fleur de lis Shemp 4 Victory Mon, 02/26/2018 - 21:34 Permalink

It seems like the Swampites keep pushing the envelope to see what the Ruskies consider the last straw.

They had better be careful -- things can turn on a dime. 

Too bad for all the Syrian servicemen killed by CIA serial killers and their ISIS employees at one end, and the Pentagram bomb fest at the other end.

Very telling that the ISIS and the Swampites are working together against the Syrians.

As long as the pushover media keeps repeating everything they are told by their Swamp handlers, this will continue without question.


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sarz Lost in translation Tue, 02/27/2018 - 14:36 Permalink

If this war shit is being done by the globalists, they would like nothing better than American POWs to prod their war along. If Q Anon is right and Trump has been counting on a patriotic faction of the military to counter globalist entrenchment in the CIA and FBI, maybe he is unable to control the military after all, if this sort of stuff is going on despite his clear recent statement that America's only purpose in Syria is to get rid of ISIS.

About Zerohedge - I was looking to see that this was a borrowed article. Maybe it is - sure looks like it - but wrongly taking credit for it might even so be a way of sliding into a new identity, a display of the power of shekels. 

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greven40 MozartIII Mon, 02/26/2018 - 20:44 Permalink

Yep.  Just as the have done since the manufactured world wars and their facade of global "democracy" at the League and then UN.

Russia is there to make it look like this isn't just another case of the zionist empire stomping on a much weaker nation.  Acting as if they're stopping something when in fact the zionists are achieving all of their goals.  Invasion, NATO countries occupying, building bases, partitioning territory, and shrinking Syrian government control to the point of calling them a non-government due to the chaos.  Go Russia...seizing defeat out of the jaws of victory with ceasefires out of thin air, just in time to let their US regime "partners" get assets out.

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Janet smeller Deathrips Mon, 02/26/2018 - 20:33 Permalink

I don’t think Russia really cares about Syria. Putin knows the US is stretched pretty thin and not really ready for another decent sized conflict like Iraq. Russia provides just enough support for Syria to keep the “moderate rebels” from winning and ultimately the US setting up their puppet government in place of Assad. Russia is sick and tired of the US having all the fun in the ME and is just getting a piece of the pie while stiffing the US

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GoysRUs18 Fiscal.Enema Mon, 02/26/2018 - 19:32 Permalink

Perhaps it be a better night for you Enama if you sing the kiddos some Talmud Lulaby and call it a night? Ill get ya started

* “If a ‘goy’ (Gentile) hits a Jew he must be killed.” (Sanhedrin 58b)

* “If a Jew finds an object lost by a ‘goy’ it does not have to be returned.” (Baba Mezia 24a)

* “If a Jew murders a ‘goy’ there will be no death penalty.” (Sanhedrin 57a)

* What a Jew steals from a ‘goy’ he may keep.” (Sanhedrin 57a)

* “Jews may use subterfuges to circumvent a ‘goy.’” (Baba Kamma 113a)

* “All children of the ‘goyim’ (Gentiles) are animals.” (Yebamoth 98a)

* “Girls born of the ‘goyim’ are in a state of ‘niddah’ (menstrual uncleanness!) from birth.” (Abodah Zarah 36b)


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