Posts Tagged ‘Iraq’

The regime of Donald Trump has done the unimaginable and triggered the first steps towards full regional war starting from Syria, and the Friday morning bombing of Ash-Shairat Military Airport was just a the beginning to test waters.

Unstable, un-predicatable, foolish, moody and inexperienced in international matrices, the US has selected the mad man to carry out what his predecessors could never dare to imagine doing: Trigger WWIII, regional or global.

Receiving a huge sum from Saudi, he thought he got a good deal, launching an… Continue reading: US Invades Syria to Establish Buffer Zones

In a new post in Syrianews.cc, Arabi Souri wrote a new article he titled: Hispanicstan – The Lost Country for Hispanohablantes, where based on the current propaganda in western mainstream media to carve out a country for the Kurds, reinstating a never existing before nation, he outlines where it’s more ideal to carve out such a state for people who are more ready and it’s over due since a long time now.

Hispanicstan, a country for Hispanohablantes

Hispanicstan, a country for Hispanohablantes
http://www.syrianews.cc

People speaking Hispanic in the USA today are over 50 million Mr. Souri outlines and in addition to some other factors, making it more reasonable than a state for the Kurds.

Imagine if Hispanicstan forges close ties with the Russians against the US, just like in the case of Kurdistan against the countries they want to extract it from.

The must read article can be found here: http://www.syrianews.cc/hispanicstan-the-lost-country-for-hispanohablantes/

A current not completely transparent information is making its round in the media about the recently personally by Nouri al-Maliki sealed arms deal with Russia in Moscow, which should go through a total of 4.2 billion U.S. dollars. Iraq has cancelled the weapons deal, it should be renegotiated.

At the same time there should have been a denial of the refusal by the Iraqi Ministry of Defence on Al Jazeera. Iraq said that a “corruption risk” that was not immediately transparent or, in other words, general corruption was the reason behind the arms deal cancellation.

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The first parts of the analysis of Turkish foreign policy by the German blogger clearly, based on a speech given by the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at the investment bank Goldman Sachs on 22.11.2011, that the major driving force of Turkish foreign policy was not the desire for peace, but that the zero-problem foreign policy was merely seen as an appropriate means in order to obtain “hinterland” for the rise of Turkey as a global power.

The second parts of the analysis by the German blogger showed how the Turkish government has miscalculated itself in its foreign policy with respect to Syria. The third part of the analysis by the German blog shows how the Turkish government has ruined later on Turkey’s relations with Iraq, falling further into the vortex of geopolitical conflict in Syria, in which Turkey is involved as an instigator and contributor/catalyst to the conflict in Syria.

After the Russian delivery of Yakhont missiles (3M55E Yakhont supersonic cruise missiles) to Syria, the version of a short-term regime change in Syria, based on the military superiority of NATO, was no longer in sight. Also a regime change on the basis of elections in the sense of Israel, the GCC States and NATO, including Turkey, was not in sight.

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From the interests of Qatar in Syria, much has already been written. Here, one is able to summarize all things which have been said, in one simple sentence: for Qatar, this is a pure war about infrastructure, whereby the country tries to address multiple, otherwise intractable problems.

First, it is about a blockade of Iran and the thwarting of its continental connections to Europe. Then, it is the attempt to establish a monopoly over the natural gas pipelines in the region; that would make the “bottleneck”, the Strait of Hormuz, which the Qatari super tanker have to continually pass through, make more or less irrelevant at the same time. Pure logistically, on this route, also the Suez Canal belongs to the bottlenecks.

A hand-tame Syria would also solve the problem of competition with the Transcaucasian (Azerbaijan) Trans-Caspian (Turkmenistan) natural gas supplies, which are a problem, once somebody imports them into a pipeline system that is not controlled by Qatar.

All in all, the disappearance of Syria from the map would open a range of possibilities for Qatar, which would elicit one or two clicks of the tongue of the voluminous Emir.

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The amount of information by an inevitable and imminent war between the West and Iran has recently increased very much; even in the face of the familiar, yet not exactly  quiet, background with all the prophecies, warnings, threats, and the “accidentally” published secret plans.

One reads from a journalistic feather but actually never the question, what all this really does mean at all. What is it that could happen in near future, which the Israeli leadership suddenly throws all the rest of rational thinking over board and is heading like a bulldozer inexorably to a war – heading to a war, in which Israel would definitely not come out unscathed?

If, then there are at best nebulous considerations of completely irrational factors, which are finally no facts; this goes even towards considerations, that war is simply the best medicine (remedy) against times of crisis.

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The propaganda war against Syria goes on. The readers and viewers in the West must live with half-truths and twisted facts, which are sold as confirmed information or the so-called journalists just write down and publish the suspicions that are submitted to them by ominous sources like the so-called „Syrian Observatory for Human Rights”, based in London, even when these journalists know that their coverage of the situation and the events within Syria has nothing more to do with journalism in general.

On Wednesday evening, the first Syrian ambassador has announced his defection and thus, the Syrian ambassador in Iraq is the next “defector” and was sold as a really high diplomat who has now changed the side because of the brutality of the Syrian regime, of course. As if the opposition forces, militias and armed religious fanatics within Syria are angels and a blessing for the Syrian population, especially for the Christians and Alawites.

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NATO’s alleged “concerns” over Syria and its anticipated military intervention in that country seem to multiply and interchange like an alchemist’s brew. From human rights and democratic reforms, to the latest alleged concern of a takeover in Syria by Al Qaeda militants and the theft of chemical weapons of mass destruction.

The seeming mercurial nature of US and Western apprehensions about Syria, driving a relentless focus on that country, is not because of any real complex of genuine concerns. It is more a reflection of the Western powers’ inability to come up with a credible pretext for their unwarranted intervention in Syria’s internal affairs.

The real goal for Western powers and their Middle Eastern allies is regime change in Damascus as a precursor to stepping up aggression toward Iran. This, in turn, is an integral part of Washington’s permanent war agenda for hegemony in the world’s oil-rich region, an agenda that began with Afghanistan and Iraq and which will not end with Syria and Iran – Russia and China being the ultimate rivals that need to be subjugated.

But getting back to Syria. While Washington, London and Paris have barely concealed their underlying aim of regime change in Damascus, they can’t state this objective in unvarnished terms. That would incur all sorts of political problems, from illegality to moral unacceptability among their publics. Hence a brew of pretexts for intervention has been concocted to obfuscate what is otherwise naked imperialism.

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Yossef Bodansky, the U.S.-Israeli expert who wrote the official history of Al Qaeda, is back. The one who had explained with a straight face that bin Laden was both an Iraqi and Iranian agent, and that Saddam Hussein had financed the attacks of September 11, no longer works for the U.S. Congress and the Defense Department, but for the Institute Strategie für Politik-und-Sicherheits-Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW) in Berlin, a, Atlanticist think tank.

He has just published a paper soberly titled “A Heretic’s Up-Dated Musings on Syria” [1]. This document should not be taken literally, because his arguments are rooted in baseless accusations. However, it is very instructive in the figurative sense when understood as a “Storytelling” endeavor. Yossef Bodansky has nothing of an investigator and everything of a scriptwriter. His purpose is not to analyze what is happening in Syria, but to invent a new narrative that can justify NATO policies in the eyes of public opinion.

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There is one thing certain about U.S. Pentagon strategy: it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks. And using an old trick from Operation Desert Storm, establishing a humanitarian, NATO-protected no-fly salient in northern Iraq’s Kurdish area, appears to be the same strategy envisioned for northern Syria. There is much in common between the U.S.-led NATO planning for a northern Syria occupation zone and the no-fly zone established in 1992 for Iraq.

Both NATO operations were and are intended to drive Arab Ba’ath Socialist regimes from power. In Iraq, the target was the Ba’ath Party headed by Saddam Hussein; in Syria, the target is, again, an Arab Ba’ath Party and the regime headed by Bashar Al Assad.

In Iraq, a no-fly zone was established from the 36th parallel north to the Turkish border. If one were top draw that same boundary westward, it closely compares to the NATO-protected humanitarian zone being proposed for Syria. The NATO-protected northern Syria salient would encompass the cities of Aleppo and Idlib and the provinces of Idlib, Halab, Ar Raqqah, and Al Hasakah (the latter two where many Syrian Kurds live).

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