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Line In The Sand


For the past six months, I have written several analysis articles that have pretty much predicted what’s going on right now in the wider middle east.  No point in me repeating myself and boring, above all, myself.  Currently, there are no fresh stories or new angles to write about.  I know that Thierry Meyssan and The Saker have been talking about the northwestern corner of Syria being given to the Kurds by UK, France, USA and Germany as the next big thing, but I wholly disagree with this premise.  Yes for sure, under the fake guise of “fighting terrorism”, members of the Axis of Evil would very much like this breakup of Syria to happen, but Russia would categorically never allow for the division of Syria, especially by NATO countries.  Russia sees the Kurd for what they are: as Western and NATO allies.  Russia sees no difference  between NATO installing missile shields at its doorstep in Poland and NATO carving out Kurdish territory at Syria’s expense.  Both affect Russian security and hegemony.

Although not at war with either the Kurds or the Israelis, Russia treats both as enemy clients and assets; it handles both files with caution; it distrusts them both – it won’t privately or publicly embrace either the way it has adamantly embraced Iran and Syria.  There is no reason for Russia to show hostility to either Israel or the Kurds right now, but it will if they maneuver against Russian security interests in the Levant.  Presently, Putin appears to be handling  both entities while wearing the thickest of realpolitik gloves.

Here, one wonders about and one looks forward to the approaching time when Russia has secured the northern Syrian-Turkish border and its military attentions subsequently turn south to the Golan, towards confronting the terrorist occupying army of Al-Nusra, Israel’s current BFFs in the Levant.   My money is on Israel selling Al-Nusra down the river so as not to provoke the wrath of a very serious, humorless Russia.  And further down the future time-line, one also wonders what the USA would do when the Syrian Arab Army has secured its territory and it begins its legal Golan-liberation war plans; a war that is inevitable, a war that couldn’t possibly take place without complicit Russian approval.  Suffice it to say, everything in the Levant hinges on the outcome of the Golan war, including the Palestinian question.

And the Turks?  Well, post their downing of the Russian SU-24, they have been growled down by Russia along the length of the Syrian border; they have cowed in fear and they have since turned their direct military attention away from Syria and towards Iraq: sending several thousand Turkish troops into Mosul this week without the Iraqi government’s permission and against the dictates of International Law.  The Iraqis are calling it an act of aggression tantamount to an attempted invasion.  The Turks are claiming to be “fighting ISIS” in Mosul, while Turkish right-wing media has been claiming that Mosul is historically Turkish Territory – they’re using ancient Ottoman maps as proof of their claims in the same manner Israel uses the even more ancient maps of the Old Testament to lay down its modern territorial claims.  Both Israel and Turkey disregard the fact that Arabs have always lived in both Iraq and the Holy Land.  They ignore the fact that a territory’s character and nationality is defined by the natives and their culture and not by pernicious colonial cartographers.

Here one cannot help but note that due to Israel’s longstanding disregard for International law, due to its decades-long illegal and criminal acts that it has never been held accountable for, now we have other megalomaniac Mid East entities breaking international law left, right and center and with impunity.  All thanks to Israel’s model of bad behavior, what was once a placid agricultural landmass is now an apocalyptic war zone where depraved lawlessness and barbarism rule.

By now, the fog over the Syria chessboard has been lifted, although our MSM continues to blackout all news regarding our government and its multiple allies’ direct support of terrorism there.  We can now clearly see the faces of the players of both teams.  There is no further mistaking who is who, which side they stand on, and what their agenda is.

On one side we have the Unmagnificent Seven consisting of  Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Israel, USA, France and the UK (plus their international minions) – all supporting terrorism to fulfill their colonial and religious fiefdom agendas in the Middle East.

On the other side we have Russia, Syria, Iran, Hezbollah, Iraq, Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt and China – all actively and in coordination fighting the same enemy; all are at active war with regional and global terrorism.

It is all too clear now.  The line in the sand has been drawn.

There is a battle of assertion between the two sides going on right now, with everyone’s troops edging closer and closer to the drawn line.  This hectic suspense will continue till such a time as Russia and the Syrian Arab Army turn to confront Al-Nusra’s terrorist army in the Golan.  Or, till such a time as an unpredictable wild card is suddenly played by either side.

Till then, the MSM will continue to invent the news, the alternative media will continue to shout out the same news with different headlines, and private bloggers like me will periodically be ‘gone fishing’ for the week.



*List of analysis articles referred to in the first paragraph:

Construction of a New World Order for the 21st Century Has Begun | Plato’s Guns

Russia Destroys The Greater Israel Dream | Plato’s Guns

American Empire’s Vision Of A New Middle East | Plato’s Guns

Raging War Under Raging Stars | Plato’s Guns

American Empire versus Global Zionism | Plato’s Guns

Saudi Arabia: A strategy of own-goalism | Plato’s Guns

Propaganda Never Sleeps | Plato’s Guns

When The Historic and the Hysteric Collide | Plato’s Guns

Full Archive Here:  Taxi’s Articles | Plato’s Guns



  1. The Wend says:

    Hey Taxi,

    I discovered your site a few months ago, when you published your article Russia Destroys The Greater Israel Dream .

    Since then you replaced the Saker as my new favourite source of information (although I still visit his blog for the news about Serbia, Montenegro – the next war in Europe,  and of course the Ukraine).

    Keep up the good work! I very much respect your analyses.

    • Taxi says:

      Thank you so very much for your kind words and vote of confidence. Personal blogs like The Saker, Plato’s Guns, etc. – there is room for all of us little cars speeding down the information highway. Here I have to say that the Saker is by far better than Plato’s on Ukraine and Crimea issues – I bow to Mr. Saker on that front.

    • 5 dancing shlomos says:

      at, comment re the saker. you judge.

      David Chu   December 7, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      I wouldn’t take anything from this “Saker” guy without a kg or two of sea salt.

      His real name is Andrei Raevsky.

      According to one of his former associates with the “Saker community of blog sites” (

      ///He was then apparently hired on by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) out of Geneva, which sent him on several tours to ex-Yugoslavia, specifically, he claims to have been involved in “disarmament negotiations” (which can only have been detrimental to the local Serbs) in Croatia and Bosnia. Having thus cemented his friendship with the Serbs, he immigrated to the USA and underwent further grooming at the Paul H. Nitzke School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, the happy hunting ground of the likes of Madeleine Albright, Condoleeza Rice. He now lives on the Atlantic coast of the state of Florida within a stone’s throw of some 30 military installations who have no problems with his primary activities: broadcasting war against the phantom “Anglo-Zionist empire” (in the cartoon where the Western sponsored ISIL are the good guys) and soliciting donations from his (chiefly left-leaning) supporters in exchange for kitschy wallets imprinted with the Saker image, and autographed copies of his book.///

      Anyone who hides behind the kosher skirt of “AngloZionist” (or “AngloZionism”) to denote Yankee neocons is suspect in my book. And his so-called “analysis” . . . is more like a certain type of co-intel propaganda.


      • Walid says:

        The Serbian guy who wrote about the Saker sure sounds like he's got a huge axe to grind. I'd take this unknown's declaration with a gran of salt until the story gets cleared up.

        If one goes to the "About" page on the Saker, he'd find it's a bio of sorts that contains 80% of what the Serbian guy supposedly revealed. Now a good part of the bio in the 4 pages of "About" are updated as of December 2015.

        The question is whether the Saker updated his short bio because he felt it was time to reveal it or if he did it because he knew the Serbian guy was going to reveal stuff unless it had been already revealed by the Serbian.


      • Taxi says:

        We’re stuck in someone else’ infinite hall of mirrors. That’s the nature of the beast of the internet. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what is truth and what is not – and can one really be bothered to deeply investigate alleged rumors when time is so fleeting?

  2. "Here one cannot help but note that due to Israel’s longstanding disregard for International law, due to its decades-long illegal and criminal acts that it has never been held accountable for, now we have other megalomaniac Mid East entities breaking international law left, right and center and with impunity.  All thanks to Israel’s model of bad behavior, what was once a placid agricultural landmass is now an apocalyptic war zone where depraved lawlessness and barbarism rule."

    Great para but it doesn't go far enough.  What you point out has eviscreated all post-WWII international law.  It's a free for all now.

  3. About the Golan War (if there ever was a battle in the future) it would be another circus inside the Washington beltway about who or what ambitious leader (Hillary, Cruz, Rubio, et al)  and/or party would defend Israel more and ultimately wage war. Although the Iran issue was existential and failed in Congress, if there were a real threat to Israel's occupied land – I assume majority of the Congress would jump in to help.

    Do you think that Israel would ever cede the Golan if push came to shove? They'd lobby the US to fight on their behalf (while offering us nothing in return). There is no exchange or benefit to propping up a Jewish regime in the middle east who never listens or complies very often to their supposed US patron – they can spit in their face and the Congress will always give them more, like a vicious child that is out of control. 

    People in the US, like the NY Times comments, do see through the corrupt racket that Zionists are running within the US. And now it's a matter of breaking the ideas that Zionists have worked so hard to get people to believe (i.e. Jews are victims of WWII and should always be protected in their swindling Israel nation). There are cracks in the veneer of their big lie, but it will take more years for people to get it and be motivated enough to wipe out the craven kowtowing leaders in the US 2-party system (think how Ted Cruz is a rising power today)

     Here's an article from NYTimes in October (written by a Rothchild agent) about Putin and his imperial ambitions and most of the 'top reader comments, call the writer's bluff and say that Israel and the US are the imperialists – the top comment even calls the US mid east ally a parasite.:

  4. seanmcbride says:

    Article recommendation:

    "Are French Jews Succumbing to Marine Le Pen's Xenophobic Siren Song?"

    "Long thought to be the community most allergic to the FN, French Jewry is no longer deaf to Le Pen’s populist siren call. In the presidential elections of 2012, nearly 14% of French Jews voted for Marine Le Pen, a dramatic leap over the meager numbers who voted for her father in previous elections. With another 50% voting for Sarkozy, who has been pulling the Républicains ever more toward the right, this number becomes even more significant. As the pollster Jérôme Fourquet concludes, Jewish support for the FN is no longer “residual”— a fact that helps explain Cukierman’s panicked warning against such support."

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