Posts Tagged ‘Arab Spring’

While the foreign supporters of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad know what they want, the objectives of the states, that want to help the regime’s opponents, remain unclear.

The two recent political victims of the “Arab Spring”, the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, also have sure imagined this different some time ago.

Intoxicated by the seemingly inevitable breakthrough of the JDP (Justice and Development Party / AKP), which has led to a transformation of the old Kemalist Turkey, it has urged them into the Middle Eastern politics, in order to provide the new JDP-Turkey finally the proper role in world politics.

The following actions were always spectacular, but it was never quite clear, what was really the objective of them. There was the deliberately sought confrontation with Israel about the Gaza “flotilla”, the rumble in the direction of Europe, the self-presentation as a “modern” Islamic state model, the cozying up to Iran and Syria, and, last but not least, the dream of a “Neo-Ottoman” Turkey as the centre of power in the Middle East with global ambitions to even higher Orders.

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Very hard the USA strategists and their allies in many NATO members states intelligence services worked to get a term that would be attractive to the masses, easy to be used and serves as a demonizing term when the zero hour is determined to launch the Creative Chaos in the Middle East & North Africa, they came to the expression: People Demand Downfall of the Regime.

As much as it might sound ridiculous to native English speakers, it has a rhythm in Arabic, easy to memorize and short to write: Alsha’b Yurid Iskat Alnizam, (الشعب يريد إسقاط النظام), in the Arab world it was mainly used to refer to the US led regimes, and especially the former US president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak, along with the general scope of the Arab League and this term was more to describe the inability of the official body of the Arab countries League to do anything to help the Palestinians for over 6 decades in their struggle to end the inhumane occupation by another US entity in the region, israel.

Former US president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak (right) with his buddy israeli PM Olmert (left) who led 2006 war on Lebanon & 2008-2009 war on Gaza

Syrians, among other Arabs were chanting the same slogan when the Tunisian revolution started, as former US president of Tunisia wasn’t an admirable figure in the Arab world, and the use of the term increased when the most hated former US president of Egypt Mubarak was faced with what it looked as a popular uprising, taking in consideration that the extremist Islamic organization the Muslim Brotherhood were not part of it for a long while before they took control of all of its achievements. If Mr. Mubarak was the US president of Egypt then, the Muslim Brotherhood organization was formed by the British foreign intelligence service in 1929 in Palestine then moved to Egypt while traces were being used in the Arabian Peninsula to establish what we now know as the Saudi Arabia, with the help of the Brits, supervision on it was exchanged with Germans, French, and US foreign intelligence offices, as if the conspiracy theory needed any more chapters.

Syria, has a totally different story, where the president wasn’t elected the way the US system goes, like 2 parties only compete internally to produce a candidate who would compete with his counterpart from the other party on how to harm the ordinary US citizens more and how to serve israel’s best interests more.. In Syria, and due to its bloody past of multiple military coups within a 3 decades period before late president senior Assad reached power and managed to stable the country for 3 decades before his death mid 2000, and again due to the dangers surrounding the country from all of its borders, and the internal strife that might ensue in case of a vacuum in power, and again due to the composition of the Syrian society which we are witnessing now and we knew as Syrians all of the time, adding to the potential of the attempts by the Muslim Brotherhood organization to gain ground at any cost, including destroying the country as they tried to do over 6 years 1976 – 1982, not to forget the tribal mentality of the people in the East vs the loose family and tribal bonds if exists in the West, for all those reasons, the Syrian president was selected rather than elected.

Bashar Al Assad, who openly didn’t want the job as all Syrians knew then was called to shoulder the responsibility of maintaining stability in the entire region and each person we see now opposing him were cheering his succession in power for their personal benefits as they saw in him a young, less experienced man than what his father used to be, and to distance themselves from any loss that might occur to claim they were forced to accept his appointing in power. However, none of the Syrian People Assembly’s (Parliament) 250 members then, many of which are the elders of their ‘tribes’, opposed then, opposed later or even till date, the selection of Mr. Assad as a president despite the fact that they’re not the same 250 members throughout the past 12 years of his presidency.

Vast majority of those, non-Muslim Brotherhood members, opposing him now were officials serving long terms under him or his father or both, proved corrupt figures and ran away when he or his late father then measured their ability to shoulder responsibility in their posts, so they ‘defected’ and joined the opposition, figures like Abdel Halim Khaddam, who was one of the most hated figures close to the presidency and served in many posts from a governor to a minister of foreign affairs to vice president. His sons were involved in a number of corruption scandals didn’t start with trying to bury nuclear radioactive wastes in Syria  and didn’t end with the enormous fortune they were sitting on. He ‘defected’ when he felt the danger of being prosecuted, especially that Bashar Al Assad, the young president was keen on cleansing the corruption in spite of the enormous difficulties he was facing. Khaddam is one of the main figures of the current US led ‘uprising’ against president Assad. Mustapha Tlass, unlike Khaddam though they served side by side for a very long time each under late Hafez Al Assad and for the first years under Bashar’s presidency, he was a career army general who climbed the ranks and proved loyalty at the darkest moments facing late Hafez during the battle with the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization trying to establish a Taliban alike Islamic emirate in Syria since then, was one of those few in power whom stood by late Hafez against Hafez’s own strong brother Rifaat Al Assad, who was leading the powerful, well trained and equipped then Saraya Difaa (now Republican Guards), when Rifaat led a failed military coup and ended up in him getting expelled, and his unit got integrated in the Army and renamed. Rifaat wasn’t a loved person among Syrians who weren’t in his close circle, those who benefited a lot through him when he had some power. Rifaat is another leading figure in the US led ‘uprising’ against president Bashar Al Assad now, however, Mustapha Tlass did not till now declare his stance officially, but his sons did a huge job serving US’s goals, first by super corrupt Firas Tlass, a businessman who was tried feeding the Syrian Army with rotten meat from his Mortadella factory through an exclusive contract, since his father was the long serving minister of defense, and his younger brother Manaf Tlass, a commander of a unit in the Republican Guards, a personal friend of president Assad whom trusted him in resolving the riots in their hometown city Al Rastan, especially the riots were led there by one of their cousins Abderazzak Tlass, who himself claimed to be an Islamist extremist and very religious figure, turned out to be having some Skype cyber sex fantasies, but instead of Manaf handling the riots in a proper way, in his capacity as a unit commander in the Republican Guards, he commissioned weapons and supplies from the same unit storage to those fighting under his cousin’s wing his own colleagues in the unit, causing huge casualties among the ranks of civilians and army at the beginning of riots in Rastan, then in Homs when Tlass the cyber sex boy occupied with his group the neighborhood of Baba Amro.

Cleric Jihadist Freedom Fighter Abdelrazzak Tlass cyber sex scandal – Part 1

 

A report by a NATO media outlet confirming that brigadier Manaf Tlass instead of settling a riot in his own city as entrusted by his commander, he went to supply weapons & munition to the rebels in order to kill his own unit (Republican Guards) officers & soldiers, plus civilians; not to mention that slain Manaf Tlass mentioned at the end of the report was assassinated at his college & he’s the son of now dy. minister of defense Talal Tlass, the cousin that didn’t ‘defect’

 

Nawaf Al Faris was supposed to be a great gain to the opposition on the account of the ‘regime’, he was the Syrian ambassador to Baghdad, was a lead Baathist, was from a prominent tribe in Der Ezzor, but NATO aligned media fail to focus on one of his posts which was head of the most feared political security branch in Latakkia.. Talking about brutality and security oppression people revolting against.

The most laughable but not funny so far ‘defection’, was that of the newly appointed prime minister Riad Hijab, the guy was also from a tribe in Der Ezzor, a Baathist and a pro ‘regime’ activist since 1989 when he was head of the Baath Students Union in his city, then member of the Baath party leadership in his city then the head of Baath party in his city, then governor of Quneitra province in 2008, agriculture minister in former cabinet from April 2011, the reform government formed to meet the demands of the ‘uprising’ in reforms, then the prime minister who headed a cabinet just 2 months before his ‘defection’..

So many other figures to mention, but barely you’ll see a ‘defector’ who didn’t serve for long and benefit on a personal level from his public service then defect when feeling exposure against ‘corrupted and brutal Assad rule’.

If these ‘defectors’ were patriots, why didn’t they challenge the ‘embattled’ Syrian president inside Syria and especially if we take in consideration their ‘popularity’ as western media tries hardly to imply, and if the ‘rebels’ control over 70% of Syria as again all western mainstream media tries to imply in its war propaganda on Syria, instead of all of them rushing to oil rich state Qatar, a US main ally in the Middle East…!? Did you think of that before?

Whatever the case is, if it was a ‘public uprising’, what was it against? The regime? Remember: People Demand Downfall of the Regime.. So if the ‘regime’ meant to be the target of the uprising, the entire ‘regime’ is already now in the ‘revolution’ camp, and if president Bashar Al Assad as a person is the target, it makes everything more clearer to the Syrian people and their real friends, it’s not about reforms, it’s about a bigger plot that have everything to do with except any good to Syria, because of what symbolism his person represents to the Syrians, their army, their security, their foreign policy and their pride.

Late Hafez Assad when asked to sign a peace deal with israel that will leave some 40 meters of Syrian land in the hands of israel he replied: “If I do so my bodyguard would kill me for treason.”

Syrians are raised to such ideology. Syrians you see rioting are not the Syrians you’d meet during a visit to Syria unless you like to visit border, rural towns. Syrians you would see in your ordinary day to day are those who didn’t riot, who rejected the US led ‘revolution’, those replacing the mainly ‘defectors’, those seen in mega rallies in support of president Assad and Syria:

Late Hafez Al Assad in the year 1970 led a peaceful ‘Correctional Movement’ which saw ridding the country from most of the corrupt old guards and replacing them with fresh figures, some of whom stayed in office till they became corrupt themselves and needed Bashar Al Assad to run a slow motion in-depth Correctional Movement allowing even those corrupt officials to leave the country without being oppressed and being exposed before the Syrian public opinion when they all rush to Qatar to receive their payments.

“Some Syrians wanted a ‘regime change’ in Syria, president Bashar Al Assad responded positively, and now almost all the corrupt figures of the old regime are in Qatar, and Syria has a fresh regime, a fresh constitution, a fresh media law, a fresh political parties law..”

Bu Azizi burnt himself and suddenly a revolution sweeping the Arab world from Tunisia in the west to Syria in the east, skipping some countries for some reasons. A spontaneous public uprising, as what mainstream media and western leaders like to describe the riots which saw the ousting and chaos replacing long times of stability under what also is suddenly discovered in the west as brutal dictators, while just a few days ago in each targeted country, the leaders of these countries were the west’s best allies in the region, until the domino effect hit a wall in Syria.

Tunisia saw its 23 years time ruler Zeinedden Ben Ali leave after ‘spontaneous public uprising’ forced him out, it was the power of the people, in his place a pro-western very radical Islamist regime is installed, first of its significant foreign policy statements was: there’s no clause in the constitution to prevent establishing relations with israel..!

Egypt saw its 30 years time ruler Hosni Mubarak leave after ‘spontaneous public uprising’ forced him out, it was the power of the people, in his place a pro-western very radical Islamist regime is installed, first of its significant foreign policy decisions was: destroy the life-line tunnels of Gaza, which israel wasn’t able to find for so long..!

Yemen saw its 18 years time ruler Ali Abdallah Saleh leave after ‘spontaneous public uprising’ forced him out, it wasn’t the power of the people, rather a deal struck, yet, his replacement was ‘fairly’ elected in a US praised free elections that resulted in 98% approval, and Al Qaeda infested this strategically geographical positioned country, which oversees the entrance of the red sea thus the Suez Canal, thus the Persian Gulf oil route to Europe..!

Libya saw its 41 years time ruler Muammar Gaddafi leave, the world, after ‘spontaneous public uprising’ forced NATO to help them to kill him, in his place a pro-western extremely radical Islamist regime is installed, first of its significant foreign policy decisions was: arm a copy cat militia in attacking the only state in the region that forms an existential threat to israel, Syria and on the longer run Iran.

Other Arab Countries which saw real ‘spontaneous public uprisings’ are either still facing turmoil non-mentioned at all in mainstream media, or have ‘resolved’ the ‘spontaneous public uprising’ by doing nothing but were praised by the western leaders. It already have very pro-western regimes by the way.

Syria, was never a target of a ‘spontaneous public uprising’ but somehow was included in the list of countries witnessing a ‘spontaneous public uprising’..! Ask the mainstream media how this happened.. Then what? The domino effect stopped affecting and somehow it was the entire world’s attention and out of a sudden and countries till just last year hating the Syrian people are crying for the oppression the Syrians are suffering from..! Armed gangs popped up out of nowhere, very advanced weapons were used, not available in Syrian military or security stock, these armed gangs started increasing in numbers and very sophisticated communication devices were found.. Countries suffering the worst economies ever are ready to allot huge sums of their tax payers, not to help their own people, rather to arm this ‘spontaneous public uprising’ and help the Syrians achieve their ‘freedom’ by destroying Syria and slaughtering its people and mainstream media can of course help with the rhetoric used before in each previous ‘spontaneous public uprising’: the regime is killing its own people, it worked before why it’s not working in Syria?!

Sit, relax and enjoy watching this documentary of 4 parts, it’ll take maximum about 35 minutes of your time but might change your view about world politics, the Arab Spring and the Syrian crisis:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Don’t you like how mainstream media was performing for so long and managed to shape the people of the west into Sheeple?

 As I like to say: They fool you, they keep fooling you and they enjoy fooling you, not because they’re smart, it’s because you’re foolable.

 

 

 

On Monday, the G20 summit will take place. While this summit is not intended to debate the topic Syria and to put this topic at the center, but at least, the U.S. President Barack Obama and the Russian counterpart Putin will sure discuss a little bit about Syria and Iran.

What or rather, whether something will come out of this conversation, which is able to de-escalate the situation on the ground, is hardly conceivable considering the opposite attitudes and interests.

The fact is, however, that a political solution must be found and has also to be found quickly, when one is interested to prevent the outbreak of an open war and thus, the beginning of a conflagration in the region. At least at this point, it seems that some opponents and supporters of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agree: they reject a foreign intervention in Syria.

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“Syrian rebels denounce Annan`s peace plan,” was reported on 4 June by the media, without the slightest irony. But already two days earlier, according to the opposition, 89 people were killed in combat, including 57 soldiers, just two days earlier – the army is very vulnerable to attacks by armed groups, because the soldiers are not trained for these fights, said the “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights” in London.

The violence and the number of victims were generally declined considerably after the beginning of the ceasefire on 12 April, while the number of killed policemen and soldiers had risen massively. In May and April, the number was, like David Enders (McClatchy, 2.6. And 5.6., 2011) has reported, more than twice as high as in March.

This corresponds with the reports of UN observers, which have reported a sharp decline of “offensive military operations” by the army, but in the meantime they saw a massive increase in attacks by insurgent groups.

The UN Human Rights Council has in its recent resolution, however, only condemned the Syrian government because it had breached its duty to set up all acts of violence. Also in the Declaration of the UN Security Council on the massacre in al-Hula (al-Houla), only the leadership in Damascus is accused to have violated the ceasefire obligations by the use of heavy weapons in densely populated centers and it is called to withdraw its troops into the barracks. Under current conditions, it would mean in some areas, to leave the field to heavily armed gangs.

Assad’s opponents gearing up

Although it quickly became clear that the massacre of al-Hula (al-Houla) went to the account of anti-government fighters, it has since been used to inflame the opinion against the Syrian leadership. Many agitators have declared, once more, the peace plan, proposed by Kofi Annan, as a failure, and leading Western politicians call again loudly for military intervention. Despite their verbal support for Annan’s efforts, the NATO countries have apparently never wished its success, they have beyond very open pursued a regime change.

Immediately after the adoption of the peace plan, they have promised to the armed, local and foreign, anti-regime fighters over $ 100 million for pay and equipment at the Istanbul meeting of the “Friends of Syria”, a trade under a name “intervention alliance”, together with the Arab feudal lords, over $ 100 million for pay and equipment.  And this money was apparently already effective invested.

The rebels received now a lot more and better weapons since weeks, as it was reported by the Washington Post in mid-May, funded by the Gulf monarchies and coordinated by the United States. The U.S. government had extended the contact with the armed opposition forces, and provides the Arab dynasties with assessments of credibility and the command structure of the rebel groups. Was the rebels slowly assumed the munitions two months ago, there were now huge supplies which came into the country.

Also, a few are flown arms indicate a tremendous influx of military equipment to the insurgents. For example, as the Lebanese Navy has intercepted freighter Lutfallah II on 28 April on its journey from Alexandria to Tripoli in northern Lebanon, they found three containers with 150 tons of weapons and ammunition, including rocket launchers, heavy machine guns, artillery, grenades and explosives.

When the Lebanese have pursued the case further, they also discovered two warehouses full of weapons in Tripoli, which should be smuggled across the nearby border.

This smuggling does not only mean a infringement of international agreements, obviously some powers are trying to sabotage the implementation of the peace plan, as the Russian Foreign Ministry has commented on these and other findings.

Soon, the effects of the new weapons was easy to be observed, according to the Washington Post, for example, at battles for the city of Rastan, near Homs, were the rebels have stormed an army base and killed 23 soldiers.

Suddenly, also heavy T72 tanks began in a growing number to burst into fireballs, which the rebels could only harm less to April.

But meanwhile they were, like the Israeli Military Intelligence Service DEBKAfile has reported, equipped with the most modern anti-tank weapons of the “third generation” of the United States. In addition, the Turkish intelligence service was given the green light to equip the Islamist fighters with booby traps and to train them in their use. Even modern German machine guns of the type “HK MG4″ by Heckler & Koch, which are otherwise used by the German armed forces, are now in use of the rebels, according to information of DEBKAfile.

Moreover, Washington is actively seeking to boost the insurgency. Government members met with Syrian Kurds according to the Washington Post to discuss the opening of a “second front” against the Syrian government in the north of the country where the situation remained quiet so far. Thus, the Syrian army would be forced to withdraw forces from the West.

Also, Berlin is not idle. Under the German Presidency, a multinational “workgroups” has commenced with their work in Abu Dhabi, which will lead the economic emergency measures for the period after the fall of the Assad regime in the way. It was implemented at the Istanbul meeting of the “Friends of the Syrian people”.

Meanwhile, insurgents train “terrorist tactics” in training camps in Kosovo, as Russia Today has reported, and they get advise by the experienced KLA leaders how to manipulate the Western public and to create pretexts for a NATO intervention. This also happens in the EU protectorate certainly not without German support.

The training of Syrian fighters by Western and Arab military and secret service members is already in progress for a long time. Agents of the CIA, and British, and French Special Forces are already active in Syria as a consultant. The anti-tank weapons of the “third generation”, which are now used to decimate the Syrian fleet of T72 tanks, were certainly not passed away without direct instructions on site.

Unilateral ceasefire

Since the arrival of the first UN observers on 12 April, the situation has developed to the detriment of Assad’s government, like it also was rated by the “Neue Zürcher Zeitung”. Because the army strongly restrains and the ceasefire agreements prohibits the use of heavy weapons in populated areas, the armed rebel groups were able to secure their positions and expand the areas which are under their control.

Also the recent bomb attacks in Damascus and Aleppo suggested a different approach by the highly fragmented Syrian opposition.

The “Farouk Brigade”, the largest group of franctireurs in Syria, has developed into an “elastic” guerrilla forces, as it was written approvingly by the McClatchy correspondent David Enders from their base in Qusayr, a small town near Homs, on the border to Lebanon, in mid-April.

They could not hold large areas for long, but they are capable of supplying heavy losses to the Syrian government forces. And apparently the militia, which is notorious for their brutality, still willing to continue.

Although as a recognized formation in direct contact with the UN mission, their commanders have open announced, just days after the confirmation of Annan`s peace plan by the UN Security Council (UNSC), to intensify their attacks yet – both by bombs against military convoys, as also by attacking barracks and checkpoints.

This and many other examples of clearly demonstrated at the beginning, where the real difficulties lie in the implementation of an armistice. While the Syrian government, according to many observers obviously very concerned about its implementation, which would stabilize, ultimately, their authority again, this fails because the forces that uncompromisingly seek the overthrow of the regime to do, of course, everything to “keep the pot boiling on the rebellion”, as Patrick Cockburn aptly has put it.

The UN Observer Mission (UNSMIS) has also attested about the Army that it has “clearly reduced” its “offensive military operations” in the last six weeks, and has also determined at the same time, however, a significant “increase in attacks and bombings by militants”.

However, any report on use of weapons of the army in the West is used to isolate and discredit the government continues as a bloodthirsty rogue regime.

Terrorism with a religious touch

Parallel to the attacks on government forces, also the terrorist attacks on the centers have increased. Thus, on 10th May, two car bombs with 1,400 pounds of explosives detonated before a secret complex, located in the center of Damascus, killed 55 people and wounded 372nd and this was just the terrible prelude to a series of bombings.

In addition, since the beginning of the ceasefire, also the deadly attacks on government supporters and opponents of the insurrection have increased.

Particularly affected are Alawites and Christians. There were such assassinations with religious overtones from the beginning, but they have increasingly jumped up in the last few weeks.

The situation has deteriorated significantly in Damascus after the arrival of foreign observers, like it was also reported by residents of the city to the Russian RIA Novosti in late May. Virtually every night, armed groups would attack army checkpoints and members of the security forces.

The most residents, who were interviewed by the Russian news agency, rate the current events as nothing but provocation, only aimed on the torpedoing the plan of Kofi Annan. The culmination of these provocations is the massacre on 25 May in al-Houla (al-Hula). Many of those, who had initially seen the Syrian government and the army as the main culprit for the escalating violence in the country, have since then revised their positions, and would increasingly speak of a “third force”, that means, about terrorists, who are funded by abroad.

Even the “New York Times” could not beat around the bush and had to report that all the “tactics” of individual attacks to roadside bombs on military and government vehicles, are similiar to the “insurgents in places like Iraq perpetrate”, where the U.S. military describe this “as terrorist attacks”.

But although the U.S. military has conducted countless attacks on cities in Iraq and Afghanistan in the fight against these “rebels” – not only with tanks, but with fighter aircraft, bombers, missiles and killer drones – the newspaper has never made a scandal out of it at any time or has given George Bush and Barack Obama the name “slaughter man”.

The ‘third force’ that is willingly mentioned in connection with terrorist strikes, is often associated with Al-Qaeda. Thus, the Federal Ministry of Defense stated quite an increase in “asymmetrical attacks” as ambushes and bomb attacks are called, but it assigns “jihadists and Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist groups.”

Even UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently made the terrorist network responsible for the bomb attacks in Syria. In fact, there is a high proportion of foreign Islamist fighters in Syria, which come partly from groups as Al-Qaeda-related apply, such as the “Islamic Emirate of Iraq” or the “Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.”

But al-Qaeda is not in the country, it gets assured by Khaled, a leading Lebanese fighter in the ranks of Assad’s opponents, to the Beirut Daily Star newspaper. They were only faithful Muslims who came to Syria for the “holy war” against Assad.

Khaled, who came already a year ago to Syria, immediately after the outbreak of the first riots in Syria, is one of an estimated 300 Lebanese who have joined solely from the Bekaa Valley to the struggle against the secular regime in Damascus and their “infidel” supporters.

Overall, there should be thousands of Sunni fighters, who were smuggled to Syria from Lebanon, Libya, and especially from Iraq, but also from Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and which are now fighting side by side with the recruited groups of Syrian rebels, among them, the majority are Muslim Brothers or Salafist groups.

With “jihadists”, the Department of Defense (Germany) is with respect to the “asymmetric attack” thus not so wrong – but they are an integral, if not dominant part of the NATO-backed so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA).

Ambiguous peace plan

Although all this is well known for a long time, Kofi Annan’s peace plan calls specifically only on the Syrian government to end the fighting and to withdraw its troops from the embattled cities. In addition, they should “reach, that all parties effectively end the armed violence in all its forms”. The text highlights this requirement even twice. But it is obviously irredeemable, as well as the peace researcher Reinhard Mutz in a radio interview with Germany on 14 Diagnosed in May presented.

If Annan wants to succeed, he must direct his appeal to the States, which do support, upgrade, and guide the various insurgent forces – that is, above all, to the NATO countries.

But for those of the peace plan was obviously only a short-term tactical retreat a step back, so that the forces on the ground which had suffered at the beginning of severe defeats and driven from their strongholds were to gather again and provide them with new and better weapons.

“A more effective regulatory mechanism of the United Nations” is said to monitor the observance of the ceasefire. 300 international observers are in favor, like Reinhard Mutz has agreed with many experts, much too little.

The staff of the OSCE observer mission in Kosovo in 1999 amounted to 2,000 men, but Syria is 17 times larger than the Serbian province. Whether the country would be better served with more observers, is questionable.

First, would have to be assured that their behavior is actually completely neutral and that they do not work in favor of Intelligence Services of belligerent States or prepare, in association with insurgents, the space for an intervention, like the infamous U.S. Ambassador William Walker has done it with the alleged “Racak massacre” as head of the Kosovo mission.

On the other hand, it also threatens this mission, if they take their job seriously and not just deliver what is expected in the West, that it is just ignored, like the Arab League (report) before.

NATO’s war policy

First, the primary aim of the armed rebel forces, which are backed by the “Friends of Syria”, was to provoke military actions by the Syrian army to denounce the Assad government for the breach of the ceasefire, and thereby, to be able to further increase the international isolation. In particular, also the political price for Russia and China for their resistance against further steps of escalation is driven further and further into the air, till they give up.

The dealing of Western governments with the recent massacre shows clearly this intention.

The Russian government then has criticized even before the UN General Assembly, that the arming and funding of the Syrian opposition would create a “terrorist environment”. The Russian representative Vitaly Churkin called on the Assembly, to get not misleaded by the “provocations, aimed at the destruction of Annan’s plan”.

The Syrian army is facing a dilemma: on the one hand, the ceasefire requires to military restraint, on the other hand, they must prevent that insurgent forces are able to, as it already happened after their retreat upon the arrival of the observer mission of the Arab League, get more and more districts and localities under permanent control and are even able to extend these to larger “liberated areas”.

NATO could then take as in the case of Libya, the “protection” of such areas to the hanger for a military intervention. For many U.S. strategists are the absence of such an area, in addition to the fragmentation of the opposition, one of the main reasons that speak against a current or direct military intervention.

But when the Syrian troops, however, carry out significant actions against the bastions of enemy fighters, they are immediately available to be put in the pillory for breach of the ceasefire and attacks on residential areas.

While NATO forces extensively make use of the Air Force in such cases, the Syrian government has waived for good reasons on it.

Is holding back the army, however, feel the residents to leave the rule of the Islamist fighters, and are often terrorized by them betrayed him. Alawites, Christians and other minorities, regime loyal, the escape is often the only solution.

This does not only weaken the state’s authority, but also encouraged all possible forces to forget about law and order, of course.

Even if NATO has officially excluded an open military intervention against Syria at the moment, the risk of a direct attack is now acute. By the announcement of the Turkish government to eventually activate the Article IV of the North Atlantic Treaty because of further border violations; it has indicated another potential entry scenario for this.

The reference to Article IV would, so the Washington Post, open the door for consultations on a “threat of the security of Turkey” and the “assurance of mutual defense” under Article V, that means, the proclamation of this so-called alliance case. In May, when the Syrian Army struck back rebels, which had attacked border posts from Turkey, the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has already tinted, that NATO has, in accordance with Article V, the responsibility to protect the Turkish border.

Areas on Syrian territory will be implemented without the consent of the government in Damascus under the control of NATO Special Forces. Units of the British Special Air Forces (SAS) and the Foreign Intelligence Service MI6 are said to be already in place. They would be part of an international task force, the French, Turkish and possibly also covers U.S. troops.

The British Foreign Secretary William Hague, who has never precluded military actions against Syria, has already confessed that the establishment “of such safe heavens would be an invasion of Syria”, but he hopes on acceptance, because this “would offer the opportunity to save lives”.

The SAS units could set up an “armed shield” around these areas within hours and are also quite capable of fighting in a confined space.

In addition, as DEBKAfile has reported it on 11 June, U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered on the Air Force and Navy to speed up their preparations for a “limited air offensive” against Syria to enforce a “no-fly zone”.

A reason for this could be that the Syrian military forces are increasingly using their gunships in their distress against rebel positions.

At the moment, put the NATO countries and their allies, it seems, even to the expansion of the fighting in the country, so in order to create a wide range of intervention options. Although the Pentagon has already drawn up plans for air strikes to eliminate the Syrian air defenses, but such attacks are still very unlikely, like Pentagon officials have told the Washington Post. The U.S. and its allies would initially focus on better coordination and equipment of the rebel groups.

By this, a low intensity war gets extended, which is similar to the that of Contras in the 1980s in Central America, what was already bitterly noted by the Syrian opposition figure Dr. Qadri Jamil (also Kadri Jamel) of the “Popular Front for Change and Liberation” in a conversation with the journalist Karin Leukefeld (“Junge Welt” on 12/12/2011).

In this way, the government should be further weakened, and people from the leadership shall be forced to change sides, also parts of the population who are still behind the Assad government, shall be forced to a rethink by the continuous deterioration of living conditions. (SN: that`s the reason of sanctions, part of a “regime change” plan, Salvador option)

“Plausible deniability”

The actions against Syria seem to follow a precise scheme like it was formulated by the influential “Brookings Institute” in its strategy paper “Which way to Persia?” for a regime-change in Iran three years ago.

It is detailed worked out in section three, how to encourage a popular uprising, stirring up a revolt or how to boost a coup.

“A riot is often easier to instigate and support from outside,” it says here for example, and “riots are to promote excellently cheap.” The “covert support of an uprising” offers also the possibility of „plausible deniability“ as the avoidance of detectable traces is called, and has less “diplomatic and political repercussions” as “a direct military action.” Once the regime has suffered some major setbacks, the opportunity for action has come.

The steps are more specifically described in the current training manual for “Unconventional Warfare of Special Forces” by the U.S. Army. The aim of this downplayed “unconventional” called warfare is it, to “exploit the political, military and psychological vulnerabilities of an enemy power for strategic goals of the United States by the establishment and strengthened of resistance forces”, it says in the introduction.

Parallels to the development in Libya can be identified easily in this manual.

Regarding Syria, the possibilities were assessed to be bad for a long time by Washington, since President Bashar Al-Assad is quite popular at home and his government was very stable. But like a U.S. Embassy dispatch from Damascus shows it, which was published by Wikileaks, they already have worked diligently to identify vulnerabilities since 2006.

In addition to the conflict with Kurdish and Islamist forces also the economic problems were mentioned, which could be blamed on Assad because of “misguided” and “inefficient reform efforts”.

First, one needs the local and national agitation and the organization of protests, boycotts and strikes to express public discontent. Then “the infiltration of foreign consultants and organizers as well as propaganda material, money, weapons and equipment” follows. The next step is the establishment of “national front organizations” (such as the “Libyan Transitional Council” or “Syrian National Council”) and “a liberation movement” (such as the FSA) can move the larger parts of the population to “intensified political violence and to accept sabotage, “and are also capable to motivate individuals and groups to perform underground activities such as acts of sabotage in urban centers”.

Once the government hits back, the negative side effects of retaliation can be used by the insurgents “to broaden support of the population, by emphasizing the sacrifices and hardships which they suffer in effort for ›the people‹”, as it is mentioned in paragraph 1-43. If sharp countermeasures failed to materialize, this could in turn as evidence of the weakness of the regime and the capabilities of the “resistance” will be shown to be able to wage an effective struggle against the government.

A detailed version of the article with references is soon readable at the blog of author: jghd.twoday.net.

Translated text of the interesting article (Source: Junge Welt) by Joachim Guilliard.

Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net

After the entire world confirmed that Syria has won one of the worst plots to overthrow its sovereign government and install a puppet regime in its place, seems still some USAians either didn’t realize it or don’t want to realize it hoping further blood is spilled, here’s one of them: Eric Golub.

In an article naively-titled President Obama surrenders to Syria, he still insists on warmongering. Not because his venue is of any importance, nobody usually reads Washington Times and it doesn’t have any credible weight, but just for the sake of personal conscious relieving, I commented on his article:

“I don’t feel the urge to read the full article, just the first couple of paragraphs were enough to recognize a warmonger from an analyst.

Just a reminder to the writer of this post: Washington tried, since ever, every single way to install a puppet regime in Syria, since 1950s in vain, and now the role is very obvious to the blind media that’s why people like you could notice it.

If Syrians wanted to revolt they would’ve and didn’t wait for your Obama to dictate them which president ‘suits them better’. Syrians are more than happy enjoying for so long subsidized life essentials your people lack, like paying 1/5th of the cost for fuel, free education from 0 to PHD, free healthcare system from emergency checkup to periodic checkups to complicated surgical operations on the account of the govt, a great sense of personal security which was affected in recent riots but will come back very soon, freedom to move inside and abroad for the citizens, freedom to take public posts based on competency and not ethnic backgrounds like how the entire Foreign & Defense Affairs of the USA are controlled by a single ethnic group you know which, and I promise you, no sane human would let all those away just to earn the right to curse at the president of state openly, even that in Oriental cultures is not accepted.

Keep warmongering based on ‘activists’ accounts, what really matters is people on the ground and their stance that’s enabling their state ‘you call it regime’ to thwart every single attempt to control them and their resources. All propaganda proved a lie, and just take yesterday’s propaganda which was an attempt to release the stooges all over the country by giving them a hope that 5 top Syrian political, military and security officials were assassinated by the terrorists, to wake up after 2 hours from their fantasy.”

Syrians proved to be immune to your lies, not only because they’re more aware of their own interests and their own situation, but because they don’t trust you for the long history of your hypocrisy.

The meeting of the so-called “Friends of Syria” in Tunisia is over and it remains to be seen how this questionable discussion in Tunis will now actually have an impact on the following actions. Even before the so-called Syrian Contact Group met in Tunis on Friday, Kofi Annan was appointed for the job as a special envoy for Syria.

The United Nations (UN) and Arab League (AL) agreed to this decision, of course. Meanwhile, about 300 protesters chanted against the “Friends of Syria” meeting and against their Western-puppet government in Tunis.

The opinions at the meeting of the questionable “Friends of Syria”, which was attended by approximately 70 states, were far apart. What was clear, however, is that they blamed the sole fault on the Syrian government. This is again one-sided and hypocritically.

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Ali Ahmad Said Asbar (Arabic: علي أحمد سعيد إسبر‎, who is known by his pseudonym Adunis or Adunis (Arabic: أدونيس) is a famous Syrian poet. With more than twenty books in Arabic language and all his awards and prizes, Adunis is described as one of the most famous living poets of the Arab world, although he seems more well-known abroad than in Syria and Lebanon now.

Of course, considering the so-called “uprising” in Syria and the situation in this country of the Middle East in the recent 11 months, it is sure important and interesting what the Syrian poet Adonis (Adunis) thinks about that. Ali Ahmad Said Asbar, Adonis, gave an interview about the situation in Syria and his answers sure surprise some Western citizens a lot.

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The topic Libya became relatively quiet in the Western media. The international presses, mass media, are not interested in a daily coverage of the real events within Libya.

They are not interested to expose themselves and that they finally have to admit in public, that Libya is anything else, but no successful example of the so-called “Arab Spring”, let alone that Libya will be a good example for it.

How is the situation in Libya, a country that was being (allegedly) freed from his tyrannical ruler? The former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (Qaddafi) was not only overthrown, but also murdered afterwards.

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While the Syrian government has agreed to extend the mandate of the Arab League (AL) observers by another month, it is still questionable why the Arab League (AL) did not rely on the report by their own observers on the situation within Syria.

Again, the Syrian government in the capital Damascus has pledged to guarantee the safety and freedom of travel for the next Arab League (AL) observers. This means, that also these (trained by UN personnel) observers are allowed to visit the few conflict areas, the prisons, the hospitals and also police stations.

Meanwhile, the people of Egypt celebrate their Anniversary of the revolution today. Whether it is really questionable if all Egyptians are celebrating this Anniversary of the questionable “Revolution in Egypt” today. Not to mention that a group of Bedouin tribesmen stormed a tourist resort in the Sinai Peninsula. This group of Bedouin tribesmen stormed this tourist resort to reclaim land for them.

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