The army units also destroyed several hideouts of the foreign-sponsored militants in the neighborhoods of al-Warsha and al-Hamidieh in the strategic city of Homs.
The government troops have recently conducted successful clean-up operations across the country, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.
Last week, Syrian forces took control of the key town of al-Bweida, south of the capital Damascus, after pushing out foreign-sponsored militants and destroying their equipment.
"Government shutdown" and "debt ceiling" may have engaged audiences starved for entertainment in a bygone age, but now they exemplify a theater that is so impoverished it can only re-stage tired formulaic dramas with a savage appetite for incompetence and buffoonery.
The poverty of this substitution of theater for actual ideas is best displayed by ObamaCare. The entire complex edifice of ObamaCare is not an expression of policy--it is simply the perfection of state complicity with a private cartel that increases its share of the national income regardless of which set of bad actors are on stage.
French 'Rudeness' due to Occult Attack? ~ link ~ This is really about the current French political system. Take the time to real it all at the link. Stirling
Another super typhoon on course for Japan - Winds up to 190 mph - May follow Typhoon Wipha's path ~ link ~ I wonder if HAARP is involved in this??? Stirling
The Media helped sell the lie of the lone assassin ~ link ~ Good One...do take the time to review the article and its photos at the link. Stirling
JFK and RFK, a Tale of Two Assassinations ~ link ~ Like the relative silence about President Lyndon Johnson's personal and political corruption compared to what we hear about Presidents Kennedy, Nixon, and Clinton, the relative silence about Robert Kennedy's murder, I believe, is telling. Explaining either would carry us a long way toward understanding how, by whom, and toward what end we are currently ruled.
JFK vs the Federal Reserve ~ link ~ There were several reasons that President Kennedy was killed: the drive to take control over America's money supply from the Fed; the drive against organized crime; the efforts to force Israel to stop its nuclear weapons program; etc. Stirling
However, when an economy is excessively over-indebted and disinflationary factors force central banks to cut overnight interest rates to as close to zero as possible, central bank policy is powerless to further move inflation or growth metrics. The periods between 1927 and 1939 in the U.S. (and elsewhere), and from 1989 to the present in Japan, are clear examples of the impotence of central bank policy actions during periods of over-indebtedness.
Three Academic Studies show that Quantitative Easing doesn't help the economy ~ link ~ But I bet it helps the global banksters!!! Stirling
Nine Signs that China Is Making a Move Against the US Dollar ~ link ~ The Chinese will only be allowed to do this IF the Global Banking Cartel wish it...otherwise they will begin a global war to prevent it. Stirling
On the global financial stage, China is playing chess while the U.S. is playing checkers, and the Chinese are now accelerating their long-term plan to dethrone the U.S. dollar. You see, the truth is that China does not plan to allow the U.S. financial system to dominate the world indefinitely. Right now, China is the number one exporter on the globe and China will have the largest economy on the planet at some point in the coming years.
The Chinese would like to see global currency usage reflect this shift in global economic power. At the moment, most global trade is conducted in U.S. dollars and more than 60 percent of all global foreign exchange reserves are held in U.S. dollars. This gives the United States an enormous built-in advantage, but thanks to decades of incredibly bad decisions this advantage is starting to erode. And due to the recent political instability in Washington D.C., the Chinese sense vulnerability. China has begun to publicly mock the level of U.S. debt, Chinese officials have publicly threatened to stop buying any more U.S. debt, the Chinese have started to aggressively make currency swap agreements with other major global powers, and China has been accumulating unprecedented amounts of gold. All of these moves are setting up the moment in the future when China will completely pull the rug out from under the U.S. dollar.
Real justice, love, technology only possible after 1% arrests for OBVIOUS crimes ~ link ~ Good One! Stirling