U.S. backs al-Qaeda in spreading chaos in Syria, while forcing Iraq to accept support from the U.S. to control the chaos...
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has all but declared war on the the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), stating that he and his government will continue the fight against the terrorist group which has taken over parts of the city of Fallujah. Such is the concern of the recent developments in the nation that the USA has declared it will speed up weapon and hardware deliveries in a bid to push back the fundamentalist terrorists.
The crisis in Iraq came to a head last week when fighters belonging to the terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) began to attack police stations in the city of Fallujah in central Iraq, taking de facto control of large parts of the city away from the central government, raising their flags on government buildings and declaring their own independent Islamic state following increased fighting in the west of Iraq. The attacks have split the population between those who support the Islamist terrorists and Sharia law, and those who fear for their future under an ISIL-controlled Fallujah.
In reaction to events in the city which lies just 69 km away from the capital Baghdad, PM al-Maliki has made a number of declarations on television declaring that “We will continue this fight because we believe that al-Qaeda and its allies represent evil” in conjunction with a number of air strikes and shelling operations against parts of the city as tanks and artillery amassed at the edge of the city ready for a potential assault should local residents and forces located in the city not first expel the terrorists in the city. Al-Maliki is reported to have halted the shelling following the request of local tribal leaders, however the amount of time these local leader have before the Iraqi army launch their own attack on terrorists is not known.
Should the order come from the government, the Iraqi Army may very well have support from the USA, whose own forces fought a long and bloody campaign to capture the city following their invasion in 2003. According to news from Reuters, the US government has announced that it will fast-track shipments of military equipment to the Middle Eastern nation, equipment which would include missiles and drones, in order to rid the city of the yet unknown number of terrorist militants.
USA and Al Qaeda: Holy Alliance:
Interview with Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, May 29, 2013
‘If they (the Western Leaders) were concerned and sincerely committed to the peace process, they would immediately cease supporting a terrorist organization which is linked to al-Qaeda and which is involved in atrocities and killings in Syria.”
Press TV has talked with Michel Chossudovsky, Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization in Montreal, to get his opinions on the role of the Israeli regime in the ongoing foreign-backed unrest in Syria.
Press TV: Mr. Chossudovsky, today we have Israel threatening Moscow possibly with force. How does Israel play into this equation and how much physical involvement can we expect from Israel?
Chossudovsky: Well, first I should say that Israel is supporting the insurgency. In other words, it is supporting al-Qaeda in Syria.This is not known to public opinion. Through the Golan Heights, it is supporting terrorist units of al-Nusrah, which are fighting the Syrian government.It has logistics, weapons supplies, Israeli vehicles going into Syrian territory; it also has a hospital facility for the rebels located in the Golan Heights.
So, in effect, right from the outset Israel has been involved in supporting the various factions, the so-called Islamist factions, which are, as we know, mercenaries trained in Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
So, in effect, we have to ask ourselves who are the main military actors in the Syrian war theater. The al-Nusrah rebels, which allegedly represent the opposition, are supported by the Western military alliance and Israel.
These are the foot soldiers of the Western military alliance and they are waging a war against the Syrian people.
Now when the European Union decides to lift the arms embargo, what they really have in mind is to channel military aid to this mercenary force, which is supported by foreign powers.
That is a very different position to that of Russia or Iran for that matter, which provide military assistance to a sovereign country to a government through bilateral agreements.
In effect what we are also dealing with is Western and Israeli military aid channeled to a terrorist entity, which is illegal under the international law but it is also in violation of the US’ anti-terror legislation.
Press TV: Mr. Chossudovsky, recently US senator John Kerry went to Syria via Turkey. How do you interpret this visit?
Chossudovsky: Well, John Kerry who is secretary of the state, is actually in blatant violation of the US’ guidelines on anti-terrorism.
There is an anti-terrorist list, there is a list of terrorist organizations, which is made up by the State Department and John Kerry is negotiating, interfacing, with representatives of that terrorist organization and the same thing is true for John McCain when he crosses into Syria or the same thing is true with the former ambassador to Syria Robert Steven Ford, who is also supporting these terrorists.
So we have to distinguish between military aid through official channels, from government to government, which is what the Russians are providing to Syria on the one hand, and the type of assistance which Israel, Britain, France, the United States, are channeling to an illegal organization (according to their own criteria).
So in other words these Western officials should be arrested on anti-terrorist charges because they are in violation of international law.
Press TV: Despite the fact that the European Union has lifted the arms embargo on Syria, how optimistic are you that the Geneva II talks would bear fruit and resolve the Syrian crisis politically?
Chossudovsky: Well, I think that the Western leaders are, in effect, attempting to build peace and democracy by threatening war. Essentially that is what they are doing, heightening the threats, channeling weapons to the terrorists,
Incidentally those terrorist have been decimated by the Syrian Armed forced, so in effect the Western military alliance is in a dead end.
So, they are now considering all the options
But essentially if they were concerned and sincerely committed to the peace process, they would immediately cease supporting a terrorist organization which is linked to al-Qaeda and which is involved in atrocities and killings in Syria.
May 2, 2013
This was documented as early as 2007 - a full 4 years before the 2011 "Arab Spring" would begin - by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh in his New Yorker article titled, ""The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?" which stated specifically (emphasis added):
To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has cooperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.
For the past two years the US, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, and Turkey have sent billions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons into Syria along side known-terrorists from Libya, Chechnya, neighboring Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq...
Photo: NATO parade
Dec. 10, 2012 - ANKARA, (SANA) – Turkish Yurt Newspaper and Sol Haber website revealed the entry of 200 al-Qaeda fighters and Jihadists from various nationalities into Syria through the Turkish borders onboard a Turkish plane that landed in Antakya Airport without registering the flight officially at the airport.
The newspaper quoted Republican People's Party MP, Mehmet Ali Ediboglu, as saying that the plane, which belongs to the Turkish Airlines and owned by Anadolu Jet Company, landed in Antakya Airport last Friday with 200 multi-national al-Qaeda fighters onboard.
He added that the fighters did not make any official procedures that prove they entered Turkey after leaving the plane, and they were transferred to the Syrian borders.
Ediboglu pointed out that this scandal constitutes new evidence that the government of the Development and Justice Party is supporting the terrorist crimes committed in Syria.
Meanwhile, Sol Haber website said that MP Ediboglu submitted an interpellation note at the parliament against Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin about the Libyan ship, Intisar, which carried weapons and ammunitions to the armed terrorist groups in Syria and docked in Iskenderun Port last August.
MP Ediboglu stressed that 24 libyan fighters were onboard the Libyan ship, according to the website.
Al-Qaeda-linked Terrorists Eliminated, Hideouts Destroyed, Weapons Sized
Nov. 27th, 2012 - PROVINCES, (SANA)
A unit of the Armed Forces on Tuesday killed members of an armed terrorist group who were looting oil and smuggling it to Turkey by tanks in Abu Khashab area in Deir Ezzor Countryside.
An official source in the province told SANA reporter that a number of terrorists were killed and others injured including leader of the group, terrorist Saddam Awwad al-Saho, nicknamed "al-Tair".
Another unit of the Armed Forces targeted an armed terrorist group in al-Jbeileh neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city, killing a number of its members and injuring others.
The source added that terrorists Mohammad Jassem al-Ibrahim and Saaed Samir al-Ghadban were identified among the dead.
The source pointed out that leader of one of the armed terrorist groups, Ali Amin Khuder al-Hussein, who was injured in the clash, died later in Turkey.
Al-Qaeda-linked Terrorists Eliminated in Damascus Countryside
An army unit killed a number of terrorists near al-Radwan Hospital in Daraya city in Damascus countryside.
A source in the province told SANA reporter that many terrorists were also killed near al-Ibaa private school.
The locals in the city said that an armed terrorist group attacked Othman Bin Affan Mosque and set fire to it.
In Zamalka town, a unit of the Armed Forces carried out a qualitative operation against al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group.
An official source at the province told SANA reporter that the operation resulted in the killing of a number of terrorists, including Ahmad Khalil Idris, Bashir Kharban and Mohammad Nour Abboud, nicknamed Abu Khaddouj.
Members at the Police station of Jubar town confronted an attack by a terrorist group, killing and injuring many terrorists while the rest fled away.
Training Camp Destroyed, Terrorists Killed, Explosive Devices Dismantled in Idelb
In a qualitative operation, a military unit destroyed a training camp where armed terrorist groups were centered in Kafar Takharim town in Idleb countyside.
An official source in the province told SANA reporter that several terrorists were killed in the operation, as many others were injured.
The source added that another military unit killed several terrorists and injured others who were horrifying people and perpetrating acts of robbery and theft in Jidar Bkafaloun.
In another context, military engineering units dismantled four explosive devices, planted by terrorists on Ariha-Muhambel road near Bsanqoul village, each weighs 100 kg, prepared to be detonated remotely.
Hideout for Jabhat al-Nusra Terrorists Stormed in Jisr al-Shughour
A unit of the Armed Forces stormed al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists hideout in Mhambel Town in Jisr al-Shughour countryside and destroyed the ammunitions and weapons inside it.
A source in the province told SANA reporter that four snipers were killed in addition to leader of a terrorist group, terrorist Abdul Majeed Khuder.
The source added that units of the Armed Forces killed a number of terrorists and injured others who attempted to attack a law-enforcement checkpoint in Maaret al-Numan city.
The source pointed out that the army seized the terrorists' ammunitions and weapons, including RBG and mortar launchers, a 14,5 mm machinegun and automatic rifles in addition to sophisticated communication devices.
In Atmah in Harem countryside, a unit of the Armed Forces on Monday destroyed a terrorists' headquarters and a warehouse, killing all the terrorists inside them belonging to the so-called Shuhadaa al-Atareb (al-Atareb Martyrs) brigade.
Meanwhile, 15 terrorists were killed in the explosion of an explosive device they were planting on Darkoush-Zarzour road in Idleb countryside.
10 Cars for Terrorists, Some Equipped with DShK Machineguns, Destroyed in Hama
A unit of the Armed Forces destroyed a number of cars, some equipped with machineguns, were used by terrorists to attack the citizens and loot their properties in Hama countryside.
SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the Armed Forces carried out two qualitative operations against terrorists in Asseileh village south of Hama city, killing a number of terrorists and injuring others.
The source added that the two operations resulted in destroying 10 cars, 3 of which are equipped with DShK machineguns.
Terrorist Gathering Targeted in Homs
A unit of the Armed Forces targeted a gathering for mercenary terrorists, killing many of them and injuring others in al-Shomariyeh in the countryside of al-Qseir in Homs.
SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that terrorist Abdullah al-Waw was identified among the dead.
Policemen Clash with Terrorists in Raqqa
In al-Thawra area in Raqqa, policemen clashed with terrorists, killing and injuring many of them.
Police members in al-Zerbeh area in Aleppo clashed with terrorists who launched an attack with machienguns and sniper rifles, killing and injuring many of them.
The website of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA is regularly blocked by Washington that doesn't want a political solution and doesn't stop its financial and military aid to terrorist groups. C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. Weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries to Syria.
Try the following links to get the website of SANA (Arabic and Turkish)