17/06/2013

Latest News Syria - Bilderberg Group: Paul Wolfowitz

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Who is Paul Wolfowitz ?

Päul Wolfowitz is born in Brooklyn, New York, into a Polish Jewish immigrant family, and grew up mainly in Ithaca, New York, where his father was a professor of statistical theory at Cornell University.

In 1961 he entered Cornell University and graduated in 1965 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and chemistry. Then he dicided to go to graduate school to study politics.

From 1970 to 1972, Wolfowitz taught in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. 

In the 1970s Wolfowitz served as an aide to Democratic Senator Henry M. Jackson, who influenced several neoconservatives, including Wolfowitz and Richard Perle. Jackson was a Cold War liberal supporting higher military spending and a hard line against the Soviet Union.

In 1977, during the Carter administration, Wolfowitz moved to the Pentagon. He was U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Regional Programs for the U.S. Defense Department, under U.S. Secretary of Defense Harold Brown.

Following the 1980 election of President Ronald Reagan, offered Wolfowitz the position of Director of Policy Planning at the Department of State.

Wolfowitz demonstrated himself to be one of the strongest supporters of Israel in the Reagan administration.”

In 1982, the new U.S. Secretary of State George Schultz appointed Wolfowitz as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

From 1986 to 1989, during the military-backed government of dictator Suharto, Wolfowitz was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia.

From 1989 to 1993, Wolfowitz served in the administration of George H.W. Bush as Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, under then U.S. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney. During the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Wolfowitz’s team co-ordinated and reviewed military strategy, raising $50 billion in allied financial support for the operation.

After the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Wolfowitz and his then-assistant Scooter Libby wrote the “Defense Planning Guidance of 1992,” which came to be known as the Wolfowitz Doctrine, to “set the nation’s direction for the next century .

Wolfowitz: “ With an eye toward deterring potential competitors from even aspiring to a larger regional or global role, the United States would maintain unquestioned military superiority and, if necessary, employ force unilaterally .

Many of the ideas in the Wolfowitz Doctrine later became part of the Bush Doctrine. He left the government after the 1992 election.

Wolfowitz was associated with the Project for the New American Century (PNAC).

In September 2000 the PNAC produced a 90-page report entitled Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategies, Forces and Resources for a New Century, advocating the redeployment of U.S. troops in permanent bases in strategic locations throughout the world where they can be ready to act to protect U.S. interests abroad.

From 2001 to 2005, during the George W. Bush administration, Wolfowitz served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense reporting to U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Wolfowitz was "a major architect of President Bush's Iraq policy. In the first emergency meeting of the National Security Council on the day of the September 11 attacks in 2001, Rumsfeld asked, “Why shouldn’t we go against Iraq, not just al-Qaeda?” with Wolfowitz adding that Iraq was a “brittle, oppressive regime that might break easily—it was doable.”  

On April 16, 2002 the National Solidarity Rally for Israel was called in Washington to promote US support and collaboration with Israel. Wolfowitz was the sole representative of the Bush administration to attend, speaking alongside Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. As reported by the BBC, Wolfowitz told the crowd that US President George W. Bush “wants you to know that he stands in solidarity with you”.

Following the declaration of 'victory' in Afghanistan the Bush administration had started to plan for the next stage of the so called War on Terror. According to John Kampfner, “Emboldened by their experience in Afghanistan, they saw the opportunity to root out hostile regimes in the Middle East and to implant very American interpretations of democracy and free markets, from Iraq to Iran and Saudi Arabia. Wolfowitz epitomised this view.” Wolfowitz “saw a liberated Iraq as both paradigm and linchpin for future interventions.” The 2003 invasion of Iraq began on March 19.

Prior to the invasion, Wolfowitz actively championed it, as he later stated: “For reasons that have a lot to do with the U.S. government bureaucracy we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on which was weapons of mass destruction as the core reason”.

The job of finding WMD and providing justification for the attack would fall to the intelligence services.

Kampfner and Wolfowitz, they set up what came to be known as the ‘cabal’, a cell of eight or nine analysts in a new Office of Special Plans (OSP) based in the U.S. Defense Department.” According to an unnamed Pentagon source quoted by Hersh, the OSP “was created in order to find evidence of what Wolfowitz and his boss, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, believed to be true—that Saddam Hussein had close ties to Al Qaeda, and that Iraq had an enormous arsenal of chemical, biological, and possibly even nuclear weapons that threatened the region and, potentially, the United States.”

Within months of being set up, the OSP “rivaled both the CIA and the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency, the DIA, as President Bush’s main source of intelligence regarding Iraq’s possible possession of weapons of mass destruction and connection with Al Qaeda.” 

The actions of the OSP have led to accusation of the Bush administration “fixing intelligence to support policy” with the aim of influencing Congress in its use of the War Powers Act.

Kampfner outlined Wolfowitz’s strategy for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which “envisaged the use of air support and the occupation of southern Iraq with ground troops, to install a new government run by Ahmed Chalabi’s Iraqi National Congress.” Wolfowitz believed that the operation would require minimal troop deployment, Hersh explains, because “any show of force would immediately trigger a revolt against Saddam within Iraq, and that it would quickly expand.” The financial expenditure would be kept low, Kampfner observes, if “under the plan American troops would seize the oil fields around Basra, in the South, and sell the oil to finance the opposition.”

During Wolfowitz’s pre-war testimony before Congress, he dismissed General Eric K. Shinseki’s estimates of the size of the post war occupation force and estimated that fewer than 100,000 troops would be necessary in the war.

In March 2005, Wolfowitz was nominated to be president of the World Bank by U.S. In the U.S. there was some praise for the nomination. An editorial in The Wall Street Journal states: “Mr. Wolfowitz is willing to speak the truth to power … he saw earlier than most, and spoke publicly about, the need for dictators to plan democratic transitions

World Bank Group’s board of executive directors and staffers complained that Wolfowitz was imposing Bush Administration policies to eliminate family planning from World Bank programs.

On May 17, 2007 the World Bank Group’s board of Executive Directors announced that Paul Wolfowitz would resign as World Bank Group president at the end of June 2007.

Wolfowitz is a former steering committee member of the Bilderberg group.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Wolfowitz

Photo: Etienne Davignon, former president of the Bilderberg Group, and Wolfowitz - Germany 2005 

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Photos:

1. Guy Verhofstadt, MEP and President of ALDE Group; Mr Jacques Delors, Founding President of 'Notre Europe' and Etienne Davignon, former President of the Bilderberg Group

2. Chief of Staff of the so called ‘Free Syrian Army’ Gen. Salim Idris addresses the media after he discussed the situation in Syria with Guy Verhofstadt, right, at the European Parliament in Brussels, March 6, 2013. Idris said that his army needed the West to supply “weapons and ammunition” so that his forces can “defend themselves.” Verhofstadt: “The time for peace talks is over, we need action now. If the UN doesn’t react, then NATO should.”
The so called ‘Free Syrian Army’ always has rejected any proposal for peace talks and since 2 years, the U.S. and its satellite states provide Idris and all kind of terrorist groups continuously with weapons wich are also used for terrorist attacks on Syrian civilians.

Bilderberg Group:
Official Bilderberg Attendee List and Agenda Released
Bilderberg 2013 (video)
Bilderberg 2013 – Your guide to ‘The Bilderberg Group’ (video)
Why don’t the mainstream media report on Bilderberg meetings? – Gerard Batten MEP (video)
Italian Supreme Court President Blames Bilderberg For Terrorist Attacks
Bilderberg Feast (video + update)
Bilderberg Conference (video)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/05/bilderberg-2013-goldman-sachs-watford
http://www.bilderberg.org/2005.htm
http://www.jonesreport.com/articles/100407_wolfowitz_istanbul_bilderberg.html

06/06/2013

Latest News Syria: The U.N. wants a military intervention in Syria

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Google: ‘Latest News Syria: United Nations Human Rights Council’

U.N. rights team believes chemical weapons used in Syria | Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/…/us-syria-crisis-warcrimes-idUSBRE95308K2013060…‎
2 days ago– GENEVA (Reuters) – United Nations human rights investigators said on Tuesday … In their latest report, they said they had received allegations that Syrian … the U.N. commission of inquiry, told a news conference in Geneva.

UN rights team believes chemical weapons used in Syria
Reuters‎ – 2 days ago

Report of Commission of Inquiry on Syria – A/HRC/23/58
4 June 2013 – English | Arabic (Advance Unedited Version)
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/HRCIndex.aspx

‘Independent’ UN panel calls for diplomatic surge to end ‘daily reality’ of war crimes in Syria
UN News Centre ‎- 2 days ago
With Syria engulfed in an escalating and increasingly brutal civil war, a panel of United Nations human rights experts today issued its latest …

Syria: Chemical weapons have been used by both sides, says UN …
http://www.independent.co.uk › News › World › Middle East‎
2 days ago – Human Rights Council says both sides are guilty of war crimes with reports of … who chairs the UN commission of inquiry, told a news conference in Geneva. … an embargo on the sale of munitions to Syria was lifted last week.

UN Human Rights Council: Interactive Dialogue with the …
http://www.hrw.org/news/…/un-human-rights-council-interactive-dialogue-co…‎
2 days ago – Human Rights Watch is deeply concerned by the escalating level of violence in Syria. … Latest News …. the Commission of inquiry and call on the United Nations Security Council to refer the Syria situation to the International …

UN, France Allege Chemical Weapons Use in Syria
http://www.voanews.com/content/un-says…grounds…syria/1674727.html‎
2 days ago – Findings of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry o… … Latest Newscast … of Inquiry on Syria for the United Nations Human Rights Council talks to … before a news conference on the presentation of their latest report at the U.N. …

US Army Chief Suggests Military Intervention in Syria Before End of …
http://www.infowars.com/us-army-chief-suggests-military-intervention-in-syria-before-end-of-summer/
May 8, 2013 – A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll found that only 10 per cent supported military intervention in Syria while 61 per cent opposed getting involved.

John McCain Urges US Military Intervention in Syria
www.policymic.com/.../bashar-al-assad-john-mccain-urges-u-s-military-i...?
1 day ago – Senator John McCain's backing of U.S. military intervention in Syria excuses war crimes and ignores history.

needed for Syria intervention - Yahoo! News
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May 6, 2013 – News: Everyone seems to agree that the situation in Syria is ... with whether US intervention in Syria would be “legal” under the UN Charter ... If Mr. Obama and other international leaders pursue military intervention in Syria, .... Bashar Al-Assad Breaking News: Kerry: US, Allies Ready to Aid Syria Rebels ...

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Photo: UN Chief Ban Ki-moon visits the Pentagon. It is a public secret that Ban Ki-moon, who has been posted twice to the Republic of Korea embassy in Washington, D.C. and served as Director-General for American Affairs in 1990–1992, is a very good personal friend of president Obama.

04/06/2013

Latest News Syria: Occupied Golan

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Cabinet: Golan is Basic Part of Syria

June 4, 2013

Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi reiterated that Syria, as government and people, will not abandon any tiny of the Syrian national soil, including the occupied Golan, appreciating the struggle and courage of the citizens in it against the flagrant practices of the Israeli occupation.

"Nowadays, we remember a painful anniversary; the aggression of June 5th when the Israeli entity occupied parts of Arab territories, among them the Syrian Golan which is considered a basic part of Syria," Al-Halqi said during a weekly Cabinet meeting.

He called on the Ministers to offer the best services to the citizens and providing them with the basic needs of water, electricity, communications and health. The Premier referred to the procedures taken by the government to support the Syrian pound in addition to improving the citizens' livelihood.

For his part, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem briefed the Cabinet on the latest developments on the international arena and its repercussions on the internal situation.

He affirmed the Syrian people's confidence that the solution to the crisis in Syria is by implementing the political program.

Mazen

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/06/04/485794.htm

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'Syria, a military obstacle to Israel' 

As a reminder:

November 2, 2010

‘IDF intelligence chief: Israel’s next war will see heavy casualties’

In farewell meeting at the Knesset, Gen. Amos Yadlin says next conflict will hit Israel far harder than recent wars in Lebanon and Gaza – and hints for first the time at Israeli involvement in a 2007 strike on a nuclear plant in Syria…

In a final meeting at the Knesset, outgoing Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin warned on Tuesday that Israel’s next war would be fought on several fronts – causing far heavier damage and casualties than other recent conflicts. A new war would be far deadlier than Israel’s last two, relatively short, conficts in Lebanon in 2006 and Gaza in 2008-9. Syria, particularly, posed a greated military obstacle to Israel than at any time in the past three decades, Yadlin said, having amassed advanced Russian-built antiaircraft missiles that seriously limited the operational freedom of the Israel Air Force. Yadlin also hinted at Israel’s involvement in attacking a Syrian nuclear facility in September 2007. That strike has been widely attributed to Israel, but the government has never officially taken responsibility for the operation. The veteran soldier, who turns 60 next year, told the committee that during his position as MI chief he had contended with two enemy nuclear programs – apparently a reference to Iran and Syria. Yadlin also warned of a growing threat from the Iranian nuclear program, saying Iran now had enough highly enriched uranium to build a bomb.

Source: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/idf-intelligence-chief-israel-s-next-war-will-see-heavy-casualties-1.322484

25/05/2013

Syria: Google, Nato, Pentagon, Syrian Arab News Agency SANA

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1) Google invests in data centre near Mons, Belgium
http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/news/1.1600...

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2) NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) Mons, Belgium
http://www.acus.org/content/natos-supreme-headquarters-al...

3) On 3.14.2012, America’s Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google…

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Google Alert - latest news Syria SANA - 24 mei 2013
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Syria opposition open key talks on peace initiative
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Holding its seventh general assembly meeting since its creation last November, the National Coalition is expected to choose a new president, discuss incorporating new members and decide the fate of an interim rebel government, opponents said ...
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Syrian News Agency Sana: http://sana.sy/eng/article/27.htm

24/05/2013

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, visits Pentagon

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Photo: American Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, escorts United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon into the Pentagon as Ban Ki-moon arrives for an honor cordon, Thursday, April 18, 2013.

Ban Ki-moon has very close ties with the American government.  

He earned a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He further received an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Washington. He has been posted twice to the South Korean embassy in Washington, D.C. Between these two assignments he served as Director-General for American Affairs in 1990–1992. He was the foreign minister of South Korea from January 2004 to November 2006 and in February 2006, he began to campaign for the office of Secretary-General.

While he is continuously talking in a hypocrite way about the 'Syrian Civil War' and he continuously criticizes the Syrian government, he remains silent about the American en Saudi-Arabian arms deliveries to the so called 'Free Syrian Army' and Syrian terrorist groups. Yesterday a top commander of a foreign-backed group fighting against the Syrian government said he has received a 35-ton arms shipment from Saudi Arabia...

On March 23, 2011, the U.N. Security Council adopted a wide-ranging resolution recommending 'humanitarian' and military action inside Libya. Both U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa were assigned key roles in “coordinating” the implementation of the mandate. Just like now, Ban Ki-moon was calling for “an immediate end to violence by all parties'.  Just like now, he was talking about 'chemical weapons' and he called for a 'no-fly zone' which was just a pretext to bomb Lybia and to destroy the regime of Colonel Gadaffi. While the Lybian infrastructure was completely destroyed, he said the UN-mandated military operation was 'proving effective in protecting civilians'. 

Recently Ban Ki-moon is echoing the Russian en Syrian proposes for a 'political dialogue' but at the same time he imposes unreasonable requirements that makes such a dialogue impossible. The current United States Secretary of State John Forbes Kerry, who expects a failure of political dialogue, said 'recent military gains by Assad's forces were only temporary'. So it is clear that the American government still hopes on a military intervention. 

It is certainly not good for the credibility of the UN that its Secretary-General, as a friend to U.S. national interests in the United Nations, only advances U.S. and western-backed approaches in the Middle East, North Africa, and North Korea.

http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/03/libya-un-chiefs-ambivalent-role-in-the-no-fly-zone/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12858751

http://reformdesa.blogspot.be/2011/03/ban-ki-moons-no-fly-zone.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/world/middleeast/cia-said-to-aid-in-steering-arms-to-syrian-rebels.html?pagewanted=all

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Political solution ?  

'$10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates'

April 18, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is expected to finalize a $10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates next week that will provide missiles, warplanes and troop transports.

A weeklong visit to the region by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will culminate a year of secret negotiations on a deal that Congressional officials said will be second only to the $29.5 billion sale of F-15 aircraft to Saudi Arabia announced in 2010. 

While one goal was to ensure that Israel continues to field the most capable armed forces in the region. It was equally important to improve the capabilities of two important Arab military partners.  

The objective, one senior administration official said, was “not just to boost Israel’s capabilities, but also to boost the capabilities of our Persian Gulf partners and also provide a greater network of coordinated assets around the region to handle a range of contingencies.”

Under the agreement, each country would be allowed to purchase advanced armaments from American contractors. In the case of Israel, there is also substantial American financial assistance, topping $3 billion in military aid this fiscal year.

Israel would buy new missiles designed to take out an adversary’s air-defense radars, as well as advanced radars for its own warplanes, new refueling tanker planes and — in the first sale to any foreign military — the V-22 Osprey troop transport aircraft.

The United Arab Emirates would buy 26 F-16 warplanes, a package that could reach $5 billion alone, along with precision missiles that could be launched from those jets at distant ground targets. Saudi Arabia would buy the same class of advanced missile.

The expectation is that the arms sale, which was outlined to Congress on Thursday, will encounter little opposition from lawmakers, especially from members representing the many districts where defense contractors are concerned about the impact of cutbacks in the Pentagon’s own weapons budget.

Under the terms of the deal, Israel would be allowed to buy the tilt-rotor V-22 Osprey, an aircraft that can take off and land like a helicopter but fly with the speeds and range of an airplane. Israel could use the Osprey for patrolling its borders, coastline and out to sea, and for moving troops to troubled areas.

A new generation of KC-135 refueling tanker planes would let Israel’s warplanes stay in the air longer, an ability essential for any long-range mission — like a strike on Iran. 

Israel also would receive antiradiation missiles. Launched from a warplane, they can home in on an adversary’s air-defense radar signals and destroy those sites. New, advanced radars for Israel’s military jets also would be in the package. 

Administration officials declined to identify the new missile to be sold to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, except to say that it is an advanced class of precision “standoff munitions” — those designed to be launched from warplanes safely distant from ground targets. The missile would fit the 84 F-15s that Saudi Arabia is currently buying under the previous arms deal, and it would be carried by the 26 F-16s the United Arab Emirates would buy under the new one.

Officials said Israel was assured that use of the advanced missiles would be monitored by United States Air Force personnel who train alongside both the Saudi and emirates militaries, and that any deployment would occur only after consultation with the Americans.

During his coming trip to Israel, Mr. Hagel will move to finalize the arms deal with Mr. Barak’s successor, Moshe Yaalon. Mr. Hagel will finalize the deal with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in visits to the two countries later next week.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/19/world/middleeast/us-selling-arms-to-israel-saudi-arabia-and-emirates.html?_r=0

08/12/2012

Google as Pentagon contractor

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Aug 31, 2010

Google’s emergence as a major defense contractor was underscored last week when the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency tweaked its Aug. 20 announcement of a sole-source contract to the search giant for visualization services.

The announcement, reported by Fox News, prompted a Microsoft protest that its Bing Map Server could do the job. The NGA then changed the wording of the announcement–without really changing its meaning. The revised NGA announcement, noted NextGov, “went to great lengths to clarify that only Google Earth meets it requirements.”

The amount of the NGA contract was not disclosed.

The revised announcement shows how the government’s geospatial intelligence capabilities are inextricably linked to Google Earth.

As Fox News’ James Rosen noted:

“Google Earth came into being only after Google’s 2004 acquisition of Keyhole, a company that was in part funded by In-Q-Tel, the venture capital firm run by the CIA. And those firms, along with Microsoft, tend to purchase their aerial imagery principally from two other companies: DigitalGlobe and GeoEye. Those firms on Aug, 6 received federal contracts worth close to $4 billion each, in order to collaborate on a next-generation satellite that can deliver even more detailed imagery — money that was awarded by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.”

Will Google’s dependence on secret Pentagon contracts affect its corporate decision-making? How could it not?

http://insidegoogle.com/2010/08/google-as-pentagon-contractor/

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Photo: Barack Obama speaking at Google HQ in 2007

Google is actually censoring the news of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA. 
Almost all of the links that argue in favor of the Syrian government are dead and Google advertises almost exclusively the messages (photos, videos,) coming from the U.S. government or the Pentagon.

That's is not coming as a surprise.

On 3.14.2012, America's Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google...

05/12/2012

Syria: Pentagon's Media Campaign can not stop the news

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Event Calendar: 5th December 2012: Your guide to tonight's events and concerts in

's Armed Forces Eliminate Jabhat al-Nusra Terrorists, Destroy 23 Caliber Gun-Equipped Vehicle in Countryside

: Terrorist Attack against Gas Station Puts 1,050 Megawatt out of Service

's Premier al-Halqi: Syrian Economy Able to Face All Challenges and Unjust Sanctions

's Information Minister: Escalation of Media Campaign against Syria is due to Armed Terrorist Groups' Defeat

Larijani: Solution in Should Be through National Dialogue, Halting Terrorism and Stopping Arms and Money Supply to Terrorists

Weather: Partly cloudy tomorrow turning cloudy in the evening & night, bringing showers over the NW & coast, extending to other areas

Weather: A cool night tonight with fog warnings in place in some inland areas tomorrow early morning

Weather: Temperatures will drop today to become around average. Partly Cloudy in general, chance of showers over the East. NW/W winds

's Meteorology Department released nationwide precipitation levels for the 24h ending 7am this morning, 130mm recorded in

enters 5 movies at the Carthage Film Festival in

: Actor Talhat Hamdi Passes Away at 71

's Foreign Ministry: Terrorists and Foreign Sides Supporting them Responsible for Targeting School Children in on Tuesday

: Youth Volunteers Carry out 'Help Me Repair My School' Campaign

: Al-Qaeda-linked Terrorists Eliminated, Their Cars Destroyed in Several Areas

Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim of Antioch and All the East for the Greek Orthodox passes away

: 9 Students, a Teacher and 3 Other Citizens Killed in Terrorists' Shelling of a School, a Journalist Assassinated

's People's Assembly Passes a Number of Bills, Listens to Answers from Ministers of Information, Higher Education and Justice

Lavrov: We and the NATO Agree on Peaceful Solution in , Must Not Overdo it with Threats

's Vice President: Boosting Trade, Economic Relations with to Encounter Sanctions

and Discuss Means of Enhancing Health Cooperation

Port's Director General: Revenues over Past 10 Months Reached SYP 1,950 Billion

: Terrorists Assassinate Journalist Naji As'ad

Lavrov to Brahimi: No Alternative to Working with all Sides in to Stop Violence, Start Dialogue

Sakr Tapes: Saad Hariri in the Syrian Battlefield

: Three Citizens Killed, Others Injured in Terrorists' Mortar Shell Attack in

Putin: We have reservations on Deploying Patriot Missiles. We didn't reach Joint Principles with on crisis in

Cinema: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 tops the weekend box office in North and for the third week

Agriculture: 1,566,995 hectares of total agricultural land in irrigated for next season

Last night Hundreds of Kuwaitis gathered in the City to protest against the new parliament

's Ministry of Electricity to increase the number of rationing hours in South due to sabotage acts by armed terrorist groups

A new study shows that drinking fizzy soft drinks increases the risk of prostate cancer

: Guards of Tishreen Military Hospital Repel Terrorist Attack on the Hospital, Inflict Heavy Losses upon Terrorists

FM: Syria Stresses It Won't Use Any Chemical Weapons, If They Exist, against Its People No Matter the Circumstances

: Dozens of Terrorists, Snipers Eliminated, DShK-Equipped Cars, Motorcycles Destroyed, Bases for Launching Missiles Dismantled

: Four Citizens Injured, Material Damage Reported in Terrorist Car Bomb Blast in

Voices Concern over Deployment of Patriot Missiles on Turkish-Syrian Borders

Larijani: Deploying Patriot Missiles on Turkish-Syrian Borders Will Make Matters More Complicated

Lebanese MP Oqab Saqer Admits to Being Involved in Shedding Syrian Blood

Lebanese Army: Gunmen Opened Fire on Military Post in Border Area of Mashare' al-Qa'a

: Markets Crowded with Christmas Shoppers, Active Movement in its Streets, Children Play with Pigeons

Cinema: Twilight crushes Skyfall in revenue

Daily Mail: A study shows that drinking water has the ability to relieve headaches and migraine, reducing the need to take painkillers

's Olympic Equestrian Ahmad Saber Hamcho participates in the French Jumping Masters

Egypt Air to resume flights to

set to establish new spy network as big as CIA

's Ministry of Comms & Tech apologised for any inconvenience caused during the 25hr technical fault causing an internet cut in areas

reaches the No 1 spot in 's Official Hit Music Chart this week with her song 'Diamonds', moving 2 places up from last week

: SANA stresses that work is in progress to provide another hosting in one of the friendly countries

: In a New Aggressive Act against Syrian Media, Company Ceases Hosting of SANA Website

Iraqi PM: Committed to Preventing Passage of Weapons into across Its Territories

: Governor reveals plans to build an airport in South Tartous to boost transportation, business, travel & tourism in the area

Here is today's news bulletin in English from TV:

participates in the 9th Asian Swimming Championships 2012 in the UAE. 21.11s in the 200m freestyle, finishing 10th out of 23 swimmers

What is the difference between Messi and Ronaldo? Diario de Sevilla paper compares the two football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

: After a meeting with 's FA, premier league clubs agreed to launch a league in accordance with special regulations for 2013

Lavrov Warns of Dictates of Solutions on Syrians, Says Blood- and Iron-promoted Democracy Is Futile

: All internet and communications services in were back into service after technical workshops completed repairing a failure

https://twitter.com/SANA_English

29/11/2012

Syria: Pentagon's secret negotiations with terrorists

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November 1, 2012

US Dumps Syrian National Council (SNC), Focus Exclusively on Arming “Al Qaeda in Syria”

US dumps Syrian proxy political front in latest move to accelerate long-stalled regime change.

The Washington Post in its recent article, “U.S. looks to build alternative Syrian opposition leadership,” claims:

The Obama administration has spent the past several months in secret diplomatic negotiations aimed at building a new Syrian opposition leadership structure that it hopes can win the support of minority groups still backing President Bashar al-Assad.

The strategy, to be unveiled at a Syrian opposition meeting next week in Qatar, amounts to a last-ditch effort to prevent extremists from gaining the upper hand within the opposition and to stop the Syrian crisis from boiling over into the greater Middle East.

The Post also indicates that de facto “administrative zones” are being set up along the Turkish-Syrian border with “nonlethal” assistance provided by the United States, France and “other like-minded governments.” The so-called “Syrian National Council” is being discarded, as it is wholly seen as illegitimate by both Syrians and the world at large.

The Washington Post would also quote Secretary Clinton:

The SNC, Clinton said, should no longer be considered the “visible leader” of the opposition.

“There has to be a representation of those who are on the front lines, fighting and dying today to obtain their freedom,” she said during an unrelated visit to the Balkan states. “. . . And we also need an opposition that will be on record strongly resisting the efforts by extremists to hijack the Syrian revolution.”

It is clear that both the West’s political proxies, and its armed militant proxies have been compromised and the narrative that tentatively worked against Libya, is now unraveling and failing against Syria. While the US attempts to portray this latest move as an attempt to “prevent extremist elements from gaining the upper hand within the opposition,” it must be remembered that as early as 2007, US officials had admitted that efforts to overthrow the governments of Syria and Iran would include primarily US, Israeli, and Saudi armed extremists drawn from across the Arab World, and sent into Syria to create the very sectarian bloodbath now unfolding. Rhetoric of “freedom” and “democracy” serve merely as cover within which foreign military aggression is couched.

This was first exposed by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh in his 2007 New Yorker report titled, “”The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?

In the report it specifically stated:

“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 coöperated 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.” -The Redirection, Seymour Hersh (2007)

Hersh’s report would continue by stating:

“the Saudi government, with Washington’s approval, would provide funds and logistical aid to weaken the government of President Bashir Assad, of Syria. The Israelis believe that putting such pressure on the Assad government will make it more conciliatory and open to negotiations.” -The Redirection, Seymour Hersh (2007)

The link between extremist groups and Saudi funding was also mentioned in the report, and reflects evidence regarding the origin and backers of similar extremists who flooded Iraq during the US occupation, sowing sectarian strife and killing Western troops alike:

“…[Saudi Arabia's] Bandar and other Saudis have assured the White House that “they will keep a very close eye on the religious fundamentalists. Their message to us was ‘We’ve created this movement, and we can control it.’ It’s not that we don’t want the Salafis to throw bombs; it’s who they throw them at—Hezbollah, Moqtada al-Sadr, Iran, and at the Syrians, if they continue to work with Hezbollah and Iran.” -The Redirection, Seymour Hersh (2007)

Image: Will the West’s new “resistance front” in Syria officially include Libyan Mahdi al-Harati of the US State DepartmentUnited Nations, and the UK Home Office (page 5, .pdf)-listed terrorist organization, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG)? Here he is addressing fellow terrorists in Syria. Harati is now commanding a Libyan brigade operating inside of Syria attempting to destroy the Syrian government and subjugate the Syrian population. Traditionally, this is known as “foreign invasion,” not rebellion. 

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