Blanket Corporate Media Corruption 406

It is disconcerting to be praised by a website whose next article warns of a “plague of sodomites”. Sometimes truth-telling is a difficult act because truth is a simple matter of fact; who might seek to exploit that truth is a different question. I almost certainly have little in common with the anti-gay people who chose to commend me.

It is however incumbent on those who know truth to reveal it to the best of their ability, particularly if it contradicts an untruth being put about widely. The lie that WikiLeaks is acting as an agent of the Russian state is one that needs to be countered. Wikileaks is much more important than a mere state propaganda organisation, and needs to be protected.

Political lying is a sad fact of modern life, but some lies are more dangerous than others. Hillary Clinton’s lies that the Podesta and Democratic National Congress email leaks are hacks by the Russian state, should be countered because they are untrue, and because their intention is to distract attention from her own corrupt abuse of power and money. But even more so because they recklessly feed in to a Russophobia which is starting to exceed Cold War levels in terms of open public abuse.

Clinton has made no secret of her view that Obama has not been forceful enough in his dealings in Syria, and within her immediate circle she has frequently referred to the Cuban missile crisis as the precedent for how she believes Russia must be faced down. It is her intention to restore US international prestige by such a confrontation with Putin in Syria early in her Presidency, and perhaps more to the point to restore the prestige of the office of POTUS and thus enhance her chances of getting her way with a probable Republican controlled senate and congress.

The problem with a game of nuclear armed chicken is we might all end up dead. The Americans do not read Putin well. As my readers know, I am in no way a fan of Putin. He believes he has a personal vocation to restore Russian greatness and has been ever more consumed by a religious devotion to the Orthodox Russian Church. It seems to me highly improbable Hillary can make him back down over Syria. I am no more a fan of Assad than I am a fan of Putin. Nevertheless to risk nuclear war over a desire to replace Assad with rival swarms of vicious disjointed Saudi and Al-Qaeda backed jihadist militias, scarcely seems sensible.

Is Trump any less dangerous? I don’t know. I simply fail to understand the cultural background from which he springs, and what I do understand, I dislike. Were I an American, I would have backed Bernie Sanders and I would now back Jill Stein.

It is worth noting that Hillary’s claim that 17 US Intelligence Agencies agree that Russia was the source of the leaks is plainly untrue. All they have said is that the leaks “are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed attacks.” Under extreme White House pressure to state that the Russians did it, that extremely weak statement was the only thing that the US Intelligence chiefs could cobble together. It is very plainly an admission there is no evidence that Russia did it, but the appalling corporate media have reported it as though it “proves” Hillary’s accusation of Russia is true.

Bill Binney is like myself a former recipient of the Sam Adams Award – the World’s foremost whistleblowing award. Bill was the senior NSA Director who actually oversaw the design of their current mass surveillance software, and Bill has been telling anybody who will listen exactly what I have been telling – that this material was not hacked from Russia. Bill believes – and nobody has better contacts or understanding of capability than Bill – that the material was leaked from within the US intelligence services.

I was in Washington last month to chair the presentation of the Sam Adams Award to heroic former ex-CIA agent and whistleblower John Kiriakou. There were on the platform with me a dozen or so former very senior and distinguished officers of the CIA, NSA, FBI and US Army. All now identify with the whistleblower community. There were speeches of tremendous power and insight about state abuse, from those who really know. But as usual, not one mainstream media outlet turned up to report an award whose previous winners and still active participants include Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning.

Similarly my statement of definite knowledge that Russia is not behind the Clinton leaks has caused enormous interest in the internet. One article alone about my visit to Assange has 174,000 Facebook likes. Across all internet media we calculate over 30 million people have read my information that Russia was not responsible for these leaks. There is no doubt whatsoever that I have direct access to the correct information.

Yet not one single mainstream media journalist has attempted to contact me.

Why do you think that might be?

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  • Ashley Weaver

    Thank you, Sir. We very much appreciate your comments about Russia and WikiLeaks. I believe that many Americans have a problem with the election process and corruption in Government. God bless you.

  • giyane

    One day the CFO, whose name was Barbar, was trying to make me out to be incompetent. The day was saved by an Urdu proverb given to me by my friend Akbar: Sasta Bar-bar / cheap =>time and time again. Menga => Ek bar/ expensive => one time. I rolled in on a Monday morning to the CFO’s office and quoted this saying in Urdu:
    You tried to do the job on the cheap and your name is Barbar, My friend Ekbar says you should have spent more and not had to do the job twice.

    I told my friend I was in need of a new Urdu proverb to describe the qiyanat/betrayal/lies going on in Syria, in the US election, and in my own family over my mother’s will.

    ‘It’s a bit strong but you could try this: ” It seems the bitch has become acquainted with next door’s dog without us knowing”

    Well I it is a bit strong for everyday use, but I’m saving it up for a rainy day. With world war 3, a US election and devious family members trying to pull the wool, you never know when the occasion might arise for a good, strong, proverbial put-down.

  • Aurora

    “Is Trump any less dangerous? I don’t know. I simply fail to understand the cultural background from which he springs, and what I do understand, I dislike.”

    If you’ve time, this may be worth reading then: Where he springs from is one thing and possibly not that immediately relevant. The web of far right connections he is now making seems clear enough, though, once you can trace their source. These are the people whose agenda would be massively enabled by a Trump victory. What would stop them?

  • Sharp Ears

    RIP Gavin McFadyen. He was 76. Interesting and noteworthy that someone has commented that googling his name brings up several links about a drug dealer with the same name but little on him yet .

    Here he is two years ago introducing John Pilger –
    War by media and the triumph of propaganda. At The Logan Symposium Dec 5th 2014

    Wikileaks Director & Assange Mentor Gavin McFadyen Dies, Cause Unknown

    • Ba'al Zevul

      1. MacFadyen. Not McFadyen. In an independent Scotland, that error would get you shot.
      2. According to the Center for Investigative Jopurnalism, which MacFadyen founded, he died of lung cancer. The cause of death is, therefore, knownn.

        • Sharp Ears

          You weren’t thinking of Rummy were you?

          There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.

          Donald Rumsfeld

          • Ba'al Zevul

            I was correcting a typo. But perhaps random wanderers in the needle-strewn undergrowth of the internet might apply Rumsfeld’s words to the quality of the ‘information’ they reproduce?

          • Sharp Ears

            Whatever YOU think, at least I have a sense of humour and am not a reactionary . Think on.

          • Ba'al Zevul

            That’s a sense of humour is it, Mary? I seem to have got a reaction out of you, though, lol.

          • Sharp Ears

            That was not a ‘reaction’. It was a response.

            I am reminded of ‘Great Bores of Today’ especially your Blair’s travels section.

  • Ba'al Zevul

    So, what of Assange’s Clinton-sinking bombshell? Possibly due today, though you can’t believe everything you read on the internet, and possibly nonexistent…someone’s done some digging:

    The article concedes that while there may very well be enough evidence to indict Clinton, it’s not in Assange’s gift but the FBI’s, and it doesn’t have a hope of conviction due to the political landscape. It also suggests that either RT or ZeroHedge put the rumour into play.

  • Old Mark

    ‘Truly awful Norton – my eldest is now over 18 but she is still vulnerable in many ways that I am not.’

    Res Diss- so, should she have at age 18 right to vote, and the right to marry whomsoever she wishes, taken away from her ?

    Sounds very much as if you are implicitly arguing that the age of majority should be raised, or at least put back to 21.

    Or are you just making these points because you are uneasy with the realisation that a large % of the UK population feels it has been sold a pup over the soft focus propaganda about ‘child refugees’ in the Jungle that prevailed until about a week ago, when reality intervened ? (Even the Beeb report linked to by Sharp Ears earlier, about ‘vulnerable’ children without UK links who are settling here under the Dubs amendment, said ‘most’ were over 16- and it was also silent about what the male/female mix was).

    In other words,the campaign to admit the Calais Jungle Child Refugees (sic) to the UK is NOT an internet age recreation of the Kindertransport, which actually involved real children, including infants (none of the Kindertransportees was over 17, some were as young as 5 and there was an even distribution of the sexes). The open borders activists at the forefront of the Calais campaign are simply using the previous case of the Kindertransport as a rhetorical and propaganda aid.

    • michael norton

      Old Mark, you have deftly pointed your finger at distribution of the sexes.
      How will it help to have all young men no young girls.
      These people will be after sex.
      But who will they have sex with.
      You do gooders must think through the consequencies of you do gooding.
      Say like “let’s liberate Libya”
      awful things come out of do gooding but then it is other people, later generations who pay the price for the do gooders.

    • Sharp Ears

      Further on child refugees.

      Sun hack who called for firing of Gary Lineker has criminal conviction in phone hacking case
      24 Oct 2016
      Posted by Tom Pride in vindictiveness

      In 2012, Sun journalist Nick Parker was given a 3 month prison sentence for receiving a stolen and hacked mobile phone:

      Sun got Labour MP’s mobile phone after earlier car break in, court told

      Sun journalist found guilty of handling Labour MP’s stolen phone

      Ironically, this is the same Murdoch hack who wrote a front page article calling for the sacking of Gary Lineker for his sympathetic comments about refugees:


    • Resident Dissident

      I have no problem with the age of majority – but just because someone passes that age it doesn’t mean that once someone passes it they suddenly become fully mature adults able to fend for themselves in all circumstances – some never even reach that stage and some having reached it then go eventually reach a stage where they can no longer fend for themselves. Humanity demands that we help the vulnerable regardless of whether they fit into some nicely defined category or even whether they have brought their suffering on themselves – would you deny medical treatment to a smoker who has lung cancer or an obese person who has a condition brought about by their weight? I have no problem towards stretching the criteria as to who we take from the Jungle to include young vulnerable adults, the old, the infirm and those with serious medical conditions – it is what decent people do when they see others suffering in their doorstep – you don’t start nitpicking. If there were over 17s among the Kindertransport – I daresay the Nazis would have stopped them, I wouldn’t have.

      • Old Mark

        I have no problem towards stretching the criteria as to who we take from the Jungle to include young vulnerable adults, the old, the infirm and those with serious medical conditions – it is what decent people do when they see others suffering in their doorstep – you don’t start nitpicking.

        Res Diss-

        I accept that in the now soon to be dismantled Calais jungle there is a real degree of ‘suffering on our doorstep’- but how has that suffering come about ? It has arisen because every single resident of the ‘jungle’, except for those genuine under 18s who wish to join other relatives in the UK,and thus have some claim on a right of entry here, is brazenly asylum shopping and instead seeks clandestine entry to a country which ‘loses track’ of many thousands of failed asylum seekers each year.

        The Jungle residents all wish to leave a safe, civilised European country, France, where an asylum claim, if legitimate, can be lodged and processed- but for some reason they prefer to move on to the country next door. Why do you think this is so ? Might it be connected to the fact that in France you can be stopped by the police and asked for your ID papers- which thus makes disappearing into the ether after your asylum claim is rejected rather more of a challenge ? Might it have something to do with the fact that a failed asylum seeker in France finds it difficult to access the excellent French health service, as it isn’t free at the point of use, and is dependent upon enrollment in a recognised insurance scheme, when neither condition applies in respect of the UK’s (inferior, in terms of overall health outcomes) NHS ? Might it also have something to do with the fact that the Uk labour market is subject to less regulation than the French labour market, and that illegal immigrants find it easier to work in our ‘black economy’ than in the French version ?

        If you are so concerned about this ‘suffering on our doorstep’ how to you propose to deal with these rectifiable ‘pull factors’ that are crucial to origins of the problem?

        And why are you keen to give France the impression that, though these unfortunates are resident on their territory, it is also ‘our’ problem ?

  • EAM

    After the devastation of the 1990s, it would be the duty of any conscientious Russian leader to rebuild. That he has done so is no criticism of President Putin.

    We do not know how sincere or politic is President Putin’s religious faith. Faith does not disqualify him. And there is nothing sinister about Orthodoxy!

      • Alcyone

        Yes, I concur with you Craig, I think it’squite transparent.

        I wonder how you feel about Blair and his faith. In his case, I feel he’s actively seeking divine salvation! Poor bastard!!

        All this talk about war crimes, I feel that Blair will somehow and at sometime find himself in the dock. Life is long and it’s getting longer, so there’s a greater probability of justice in this life itself.

        • EAM

          Likewise, Alcyone, if the British system of government had been functioning effectively, would Blair’s Catholicism not be irrelevant?

          • EAM

            Indeed, even with the British system of government malfunctioning, surely events had next to nothing to do with Mr. Blair’s religion, and almost everything to do with the perception in Establishment circles that Britain’s strategic interests lie in demonstrating that we are the most abjectly loyal of all America’s servants.

      • EAM

        I suppose my question was (not explicitly enough), So what? (A supplementary now is, You can see into his soul?)

      • Macky

        @Craig, if you don’t mind, can you clarify if you have any religious faith or not.

        BTW claiming to know if somebody else’s religious faith is sincere or not, is rather a meaningless assertion; a person’s individual concept of their religious convictions will not necessarily match another person’s.

      • EAM

        The effectiveness of this blog in fighting the good fight depends on the credibility of the blogger. Why take the trouble to claim (tout court) that you can see into President Putin’s secret soul? (Are we relying on old briefings or fresh gossip or what?) And why (appear to) insinuate without elaborating that the Orthodox Church is in some way sinister? President Putin, goodness knows, has his faults, but rescuing Russia from the chaos of the bankster neoliberalism of the 1990s is not one; nor is piety, if he has indeed converted.

    • CE

      What about stifling freedom and increasing repression? That’s before we even get started on the state sponsored murder of journalists and political opponents. ? But yeah, go Vlad!

      • Old Mark


        What about stifling freedom and increasing repression?

        I think you’ll find, if you go back to page 2 and look at the exchange between Loony & myself, discussing the mysterious instance of 2 bestselling books written in German in the last decade that have yet to find an Anglophone publisher, that the Anglosphere also has its own, rather more subtle ways, of stifling dissenting opinion.

        Oh and BTW glad to see you are no longer implying that your opinions on Russia are those of an expert with first hand knowledge- unlike Craig, who is no friend of Putin either, but has private information about the true source of the Clinton leaks, which are presently being used as part of a Russophobic election campaign by Shillary- which you appear to be endorsing.

        • CE

          I was referring to Craig the whole time as others noted. I suggest you improve your reading/comprehension skills.

        • CE

          And if you’re trying to tell me Putin hasn’t done both of those things then I’m done, you’re either trolling or wilfully ignorant.

          • Old Mark

            I’m not saying in my comment of 11.15am that Putin hasn’t used the state to stifle dissent or even, on occasion, to get the FSB to carry out wet jobs on troublesome opposition figures- so I suggest you need to brush up on your comprehension skills also.

            I am however saying-

            1.The West also sometimes stifles dissent- but does it with a less heavy hand than Russia does at present or, even more so, the past.
            2. Western agencies also collude in wet jobs against dissidents who conveniently happen to be on their territory to enable such acts- although they usually have the sense to give the ‘green light’ to other agencies to finish the job, to better the odds of ‘plausible deniability.This is a good instance of what I mean-

            3.Convinced Russophobes also frequently try to implicate Putin in ‘suspicious deaths’ of ‘dissidents’ abroad on the basis often of circumstantial evidence- the death in Surrey a while back of ‘anti Kremlin’ oligarch Boris Bereshovsky being a case in point. The Russophobe tendency also tend to decry this sort of reasoning from circumstantial evidence as ‘conspiracy theory’ when applied to suspicious deaths in the West- Dr David Kelly being a case in point.

          • Martinned

            @ Old Mark: Didn’t you hear? The FSB and other “state security” organisations were recently merged back into a 250.000-odd strong KGB.

        • CE

          Yes not publishing books in English is exactly the same as what’s happened in Russia. 🙄

          It’s almost like some people here haven’t read Murder in Samarkand or even heard of Anna Politkovskaya.

      • Loony

        Is it not the Bible that contains the sage advice – let him who is without sin cast the first stone?

        If you are interested in politically motivated killings then, so far as the UK is concerned, you may wish to consider the cases of Dr. David Kelly and MI6 agent Gareth Williams.

        If the strange death of journalists are your particular interest then may I recommend the cases of the British journalist Jacqueline Sutton and the American journalist Michael Hastings.

        If your interest in these matters extend more widely you may wish to peruse a list of Clinton family associates who have met unexpected or unexplained fates.To assist you in your research please find attached a handy little list

        As this is a blog that periodically deals with various Scottish related matters it may be that you have an interest in odd deaths that occur in Scotland. If so, allow me to recommend the deeply strange case of on Willie Macrae

    • michael norton

      “These acts are inhuman and unacceptable,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said in a statement.

      “France will not accept that the use of chemical weapons in Syria, which has now been proven beyond doubt… should remain unpunished,” he said.

      “We call on all our partners in the Security Council to assume their responsibility.”

      The United States, Britain and France have repeatedly called for sanctions, particularly against the Syrian regime, over the use of chemical weapons in the five-year conflict.

      • michael norton

        Not so long ago the French were constructing two new aircraft carriers for Russia, they were best mates then, what happened
        did Russia or Syria attack France, did Syria or Russia down a French aircraft?

          • michael norton

            I do not think so.
            Neither Syria nor Russia brought down a FRENCH aircraft.
            ( French spy aircraft brought down today over Malta)
            Neither Syria nor Russia has recently attacked France.
            But in History France has attacked Russia, more than once.

          • Martinned

            Wait, so France is only allowed to care about agression and other violations of art. 2(4) of the UN Charter if it, itself, is the victim? So much for solidarity between the peoples of the world…

          • Tom Welsh

            Yes, resulting in Russia occupying Paris! (Admittedly, the French did occupy Moscow first, but they didn’t like it there and set out home. A few of them got back alive).

            That’s where the French word “bistro” came from, by the way. The Russians would troop into a restaurant and shout “Bistro, bistro!” (which in Russian means “Quickly!” or “Get your Froggy arse in gear back there!”) So some enterprising French people started fast-food restaurants and called them “bistros”. Snappy, eh?

            Not many people know that.

          • michael norton


            the shock that the French State is expressing over The Ukraine or Syria is fake shock.

            They do not give two hoots for The Ukraine.

            They did use to be the overlords in Syria and Lebanon,
            I wonder if they ever tortured Syrians, when they were the overlords?

          • Resident Dissident

            France also gave assurances about the security of Ukraine at the time of the Budapest Accords – so it would have been a bit rich if it then armed the country that breached those accords.

  • MJ

    “The Americans do not read Putin well”

    That’s true. It becomes painfully more obvious every day. Outsmarted and outmanoeuvred at every turn. The West seems to have forgotten how to deploy the most powerful weapon in its armoury: diplomacy. Putin and Lavrov clearly have not.

    Putin is white, blond and blue-eyed and it might be easy to consider him a European at heart. In his dealings on the global stage however he seems to be an Orientalist, much more Sun Tzu than Duke Nukem. This can be confusing. Would recommend reading The Art of War.

  • Alcyone


    Have you noticed the Arabic lettering that has appeared in the facebook link at the upper right quarter? Be curious where that emerged from?

    • michael norton

      Shock Lithuania election WIN for ANTI-EMIGRATION party urging its people to STAY at home
      The Lithuanian Peasants and Green Union (LPGU) won nearly 40 per cent of the seats and is now expected to seek an unexpected coalition government.

      The LPGU had previously won just one seat before the second round of the parliamentary election was held yesterday.

      While party leader Ramunas Karbauskis is not expected to push for Lithuania to exit the European Union (EU), he is an opponent of the emigration ‘brain drain’ which has affected the country in recent years.

      And so it has begun

      The Migrant waves are crashing on the beaches of the European Union, the Islamic veil is falling from the eyes of the Europeans.

      • michael norton

        U.K., Hungary, Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Austria,
        all waiting to see who jumps first but each country will not be far behind the first jumper.
        i have my doubts that the U.K. will be the first out, I think it will be Hungary – The Netherlands – Denmark orAustria first,
        it is anyones guess.

  • Mark Russell

    If you haven’t had an opportunity to watch Adam Curtis’ the documentary ‘Hyper-normalisation’ yet, may I suggest you set aside a couple of hours to take it in. The narrative dedicated to media complicity and propaganda techniques – which he alludes to in most of his documentaries – is illuminating.

    • bevin

      Jonathan Cook has an excellent review of Curtis’s Hypernormalisation: “Adam Curtis: another manager of perceptions”
      It was at OffGuardian I’m sure it can be googled.

    • Fredi

      Adam Curtis: another manager of perceptions
      19 October 2016
      Adam Curtis’ new, near three-hour documentary HyperNormalisation, showing on BBC iplayer, is being garlanded with predictable praise from liberal commentators. As ever, Curtis joins the dots in interesting, and sometimes compelling, ways. But HyperNormalisation also continues a trend by Curtis of using his insights to present a deeply conservative, disempowering and ultimately false impression of the world.

    • Tom Welsh

      The first part was good, but when I reached the bit about William Gibson and “cyberspace” I felt so nauseous I had to leave it. It’s such a shame when journalists feel the need to hold forth about things they obviously don’t begin to understand.

    • Martinned

      Euh, I’m pretty sure that’s a vertical merger. That doesn’t mean it’s OK, but it does mean that it won’t make the media landscape any more concentrated.

  • Jo

    “I am no more a fan of Assad than I am a fan of Putin.”

    And there you identify why the US and the UK are caught up in Syria. It’s regime change and nothing else. And they do NOT have the authority to demand that the leader of any other country stands down. They are, as always, acting without authority and outwith the UN. Which means they have no mandate at all.

    I’m not a fan of Assad either but he is the elected leader of Syria and is fighting those who wish to overthrow him (with help from the US and the UK with arms and training!). He has asked for assistance from Russia and they are providing it.

    It’s also interesting that we’ve seen lots of headlines from Iraq lately in the western media pointing out that IS are stopping Iraqi civilians getting out of Mosul by holding them hostage and using them as human shields. The same thing is happening in Aleppo yet the western media appears unwilling to acknowledge this.

    The lies and propaganda would make you weep. And if Clinton wins this election there will be much weeping indeed.

    • michael norton

      My goodness
      it seems we are not allowed to write anything that does not show Frau Sturgeon in a brilliant light,
      on this blog, is that censorship,
      now what were we discussing?
      Blanket Corporate Media Corruption

      • glenn_uk

        Maybe it’s not censorship, so much as removing dross which adds nothing to the discussion. Such as 90% of what you (and I use the term loosely) contribute here for example.

    • Resident Dissident

      No mods I will not put a short and succinct rebuttal of Mr Goss’s claim’s any where other than where those claims are made. I have no intention whatsoever of venturing within that particular hell hole.

  • Sharp Ears

    Turkish sweatshops are employing Syrian child refugees making clothing for M&S and for companies selling on the internet such as ASOS.

    Undercover: The Refugees Who Make Our Clothes
    ‘Panorama goes undercover to find the sweatshops making clothes for the British high street. Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees and children are working illegally in the Turkish garment industry. They are often paid very little, work in harsh conditions and have no rights.

    Reporter Darragh MacIntyre discovers refugees and their children working in the supply chains of some of the best-known brands.’

    • michael norton

      Frau Sturgeon has her knickers in a twist, she has shouted to frau May, that SCOTLAND is not bluffing, they are going to hold Indeyref2

      so there.

      • Martinned

        I have to say, this use of “Frau” in an otherwise English sentence is starting to sound quite creepy. You’re coming across as a mysogyinist as well as a fascist, and I’m not sure whether the former is what you’re going for.

        • Kempe

          Certain posters are using the term “Frau” in connection with some female political leaders to make them appear to be German and therefore Nazis.

          Just like the Sun and Daily Mail do.

  • CE

    Russia’s special services (WikiLeaks) wants you to look at Podesta emails. You had better check out the CyberHunta dump of Surkov emails. (twitter)

    I’m shocked Julian wasn’t involved in this one. 🙄 In fact for such a committed anti-authoritarian he doesn’t seem to be very interested in exposing authoritarian regimes. ❓

    “Frau Sturgeon”, you should be banned for utterly horrendous patter , if nothing else.

  • michael norton

    A suspected Syrian government aircraft has for the first time attacked Turkish-backed rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria, Turkey says.

    A military statement said a helicopter dropped barrel bombs on the rebels in the village of Tal Nayif, south-east of Dabiq, killing two and wounding five.

    Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said such attacks would not halt its operations against IS.

    There was no immediate comment from the Syrian military.

    Syria is not believed to have ground forces near Tal Nayif, but it has denounced Turkey’s support of the rebel offensive with warplanes, tanks and artillery as a “dangerous escalation and flagrant violation of Syrian sovereignty”.

    So Turkey sends “moderates” into Syria, Syria bombs Turkish “moderates”
    seems only fair.

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