Monday, December 12, 2016

As Aleppo Falls ISIS Fighters Regroup To Recapture Palmyra

Reports coming from Russian military advisers in Syria claim 4,000 Islamic State aka IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh terrorists, equipped with tanks (now what bunch of turkey's did they get those from we wonder?),armoured vehicles, and modern artillery are staging an offensive to retake the Syrian city of Palmyra after regrouping following retreats from Aleppo and Mosul in Iraq, the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria says.

According to Russian sources, the terrorists have also benefitted from considerable reinforcement, including heavy military hardware from the regions of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.

“IS has dispatched a considerable force to Palmyra from the area of Raqqa, where militants, backed by the US and the international coalition ceased combat action against the terrorists this week,” the statement by the Russian military says. The Reconciliation Center notes that the Syrian Army and their Iranian allies are engaging the jihadists in combat.

"Despite heavy losses in manpower and hardware, the terrorists seek to gain a foothold in the city while the Russian Air Force is not conducting airstrikes against residential areas in the city of Palmyra," the statement reads.

Palmyra was seized by IS in 2015, however in March this year Syrian government forces reinforced by troops from Iran and backed by Russian air support, managed to liberate the city. On Saturday night however, the Syrian Army, backed by Russian air strikes, managed to repel several attacks on Palmyra, killing up to 300 jihadists, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Also on Saturday, terrorists reportedly entered some of Palmyra’s districts forcing the Syrian troops to withdraw from some of their positions. According to AP, citing the activist-run Palmyra Coordination network, jihadists gained footholds in the northern and northwestern districts of Palmyra.

Back in October, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that terrorists “were fleeing from Mosul to go to Syria.”

Meanwhile, the IS news agency Amaq has claimed that the jihadists have seized the city completely. In particular they claimed IS has control of the ancient castle in Palmyra, which overlooks the city.

In an interview with Russia Today, British journalist Martin Jay alleged that some of the fighters now attacking Palmyra might indeed have come from Iraq.

"Mosul in the early months of the campaign was quite open and there were many so-called rat runs for ISIS fighters to leave the city and headfor ISIS controlled territory. I think in the first few weeks of the campaign when it was first announced by Prime Minister Abadi in Iraq, many fighters fled and moved to different areas across the border in Syria," Jay said.

He noted that the fresh battle for Palmyra could take "quite some time" and in fact become a "prolonged" one. To prevent Russian aircraft from helping Syrian government forces, terrorists might also go deep into residential areas and take people there hostage. using them as shields.

"That's the tactic that worked for them from the very early days, you know, use civilians as buffers against air strikes." Jay also noted that Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) might use the attack on Palmyra [listed as UNESCO heritage] as a PR tool since "the world cares a great deal [more] about Palmyra than it probably does about Aleppo, and ISIS knows this."


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Lights To Go Out On Britain Thanks To EU Loonytoons Energy Policy

Britain Facing Energy Crisis Thanks Government Obsession With Renewables
Britain is facing an imminent and unprecedented energy crisis thanks to its growing dependency on Sustainable" energy sources such as wind and solar, an spokesman for the country’s electricity and gas regulator has warned.

Andrew Wright, a senior executive at Ofgem, told a conference on future energy supplies that some households would have to pay more just to keep the lights on while others “sit in the dark” due to failure of electricity supplies to meed demand.

Because of the closure of coal mines and solid fuel power generators, Britain has lost much of its energy producing capacity, meaning there is “much less flexibility” in the supply.

Wright warned that in future richer customers may be able to pay a premium for a more reliable level of service while poorer people have their electricity supply rationed.

“At the moment everyone has the same network – with some difference between rural and urban – but this is changing and these changes will produce some choices for society,” he said.

“We are currently all paying broadly the same price but we could be moving away from that and there will be some new features in the market which may see some choose to pay for a higher level of reliability. One house may be sitting with their lights on, charging their Tesla electric car, while the people next door will be sitting in the dark.”

The Telegraph reports that he laid the blame for this looming crisis on renewable energy.

“The system we are all familiar with has some redundancy built into it,” he said. “It was pretty straightforward and there was a supply margin, but increasing intermittency from renewable energy is producing profound changes to this system.

This blog and our associate The Daily Stirrer have reported many times on the ways in which, since our treasonous politicians signed us up to the European Union (EU) emissions trading scheme – there has been an increase in renewable energy – average energy prices have risen by 63 per cent, because the clever 'scientists' who recommended wind and solar generators as replacements for coal, oil and gas overlooked the absofuckinglutely obvious, that the wind does not blow consistently as a suitable strength to turn wing turbines, and wherever you are on the planet, over the course of a year the sun is only above the horizon for on average twelve hours a day.


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