18/02/2016

NATO, Turkey, annexation of north Syria like north Cyprus?

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NATO, Turkey, annexation of north Syria like north Cyprus?
http://atimes.com/2015/11/nato-turkey-annexation-of-north...
(Picture: Smoke rises from bomb explosions during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus on July 20, 1974)

21/12/2013

War on Syria: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, U.S.

The British Times published an article in January 2012 that said Saudi Arabia and Qatar joined in a covert deal to fund weapons acquisitions by the Syrian opposition to topple the regime of Bashar Assad. A secret accord between the governments of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Syrian opposition was reached after the Arab League of Nations foreign ministers Cairo meeting in January 2012. A representative of the Syria opposition told the British newspaper that Saudi Arabia offered any assistance. He added Turkey also took an active part in supporting the opposition by delivering arms across the Syria-Turkey border. 

Mehmet Ali Ediboglu, a deputy from the province of Hatay, said to a United Arab Emirates outlet the National there were great quantities of Turkey-made fire arms in Syria. Ediboglu was part of the Turkish Republican People's Party team coming to Syria in September 2011. The Syrian officials showed the delegation truckloads of weapons unloaded in deserted buffer zone between Syrian and Turkish checkpoints. According to the Turkish deputy’s interview the weapons were delivered by the Muslim Brothers.

Pro-Israeli Debka internet-outlet close to the Israeli Intelligence Mossad reported as far back as August 2011 that NATO delivered shoulder-fired air defense systems, anti-tank weapons, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to the opposition forces across the territory of Turkey. “Syrian rebels have been receiving training inside Turkey” Debka reported. NATO and the USA organized a campaign to recruit thousands of Muslim volunteers from different countries to boost the might of Syrian “rebels”. The Turkish army provided them with training and safe passage across the Turkey-Syrian border. 

Syria now views Saudi Arabia as its number one enemy and accuses it of trying to destroy the country by arming jihadists and other rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

Sources: 

http://www.strategic-culture.org/pview/2012/07/17/usa-and-al-qaeda-holy-alliance.html

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/syria-views-saudi-arabia-as-number-one-enemy/article1-1164945.aspx

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January 27, 2012 - Gulf States to arm Syrian opposition?
http://rt.com/news/arming-syria-rebels-saudi-913/

In 2012 Qatar bought 200 “Leopard 2″ battle tanks and the German government responded positively to the Saudis request to buy up to 270 of the Leopard 2 tanks. In a new request, the sheikhs petitioned the German government for its approval of the purchase of a few hundred “Boxer” armed transport vehicles.
http://latestnewssyria.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/peace-talks-syria-german-weapons-business/

June 25, 2013 – Saudi Arabia: ‘Syrian rebels must be armed’
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/25/saudi-arabia...

November 7, 2013 – Syria: Saudi Arabia to spend millions to train new rebel force
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/07/syria-crisis...

December 12, 2013 – Why Is Saudi Arabia Buying 15,000 U.S. Anti-Tank Missiles for a War It Will Never Fight?
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/12/12/why_is_s...

December 18, 2013 – Ambassador: Saudi Ready to Act ‘With or Without’ West
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/110367-ambassador-saud...

December 21, 2013 - U.S. blocking Iranian role in Syrian peace talks next month - Thirty countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Kuwait, have been invited to participate in the opening session of the peace conference... http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.564633

Photo: Picture of a U.S. military base in Qatar, thousands of warplanes. A part of it is used to bombard Afghanistan.

04/12/2013

War on Syria: Israel

Military document:

... 'Syria does have long-range chemical weapons and shows a continuing interest in biological ans nuclear weapons. Its biological capabilities - if any - are unknown, but are most likely to be limited. Syria does, however, have a long history of interest in nuclear technnology, some of which seems to have been driven by the desire to at least lay the groundwork  for creating a nuclear weapons option. It also seems to have obtained North Korean aid in building a reactor facility similar to the one that North Korea used to obtain weapons-grade plutonium. Syria did not, however, co-locate facilities that could be tied to either creating reactor fuel or processing the rods from a reactor into weapons-grade material. Israel destroyed this reactor facility during an aid raid in 2007, and this means the Syrian threat now seems to consist only of chemical weapons...'

US & Israel masterminds behind Syria proxy war:
http://youtu.be/Sn1so6EusP8

10/11/2013

Latest News Syria: 20.000 AK-47 assault rifles

November 9, 2013

Athens, (SANA) – The Greek Coast Guard announced that it seized on Thursday a ship flying the flag of Sierra Leone near Imea islets east of the Aegean Sea which was carrying around 20,000 AK-47 assault rifles, most likely bound for Syria and Libya.

Informed sources said the ship "Nour M" sailed from Ukraine to Iskenderun in Turkey, noting that the ship also carried a large amount of explosives.

The ship was taken to Symi island under the watch of the Coast Guard then it was transported to Rhodes island. Investigations showed that the ship was used before for illicit drug trafficking.

H. Sabbagh

http://213.178.225.235/eng/22/2013/11/09/511609.htm

27/06/2013

Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight

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March 12, 2013 - Bradley Manning Speaks: In Leaked Court Recording, Army Whistleblower Tells His Story for First Time:
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/3/12/bradley_manning_speaks_in_leaked_court

June 25, 2013 - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that US whistleblower Edward Snowden remains in the transit zone of a Moscow airport. Putin denied allegations that Russian intelligence agencies had worked with Snowden:
http://www.dw.de/putin-us-whistleblower-free-to-leave-russia/a-16904274

June 26, 2013 13:41 - Snowden may have got transit Russian visa - Voice of Russia:
http://english.ruvr.ru/news/2013_06_26/Snowden-may-get-Russian-transit-visa-source-0878/

June 26, 2013 - Germany Criticizes U.K. 'Project Tempora' Cyber Spy Program:
http://www.informationweek.com/security/privacy/germany-criticizes-uk-project-tempora-cy/240157371

June 26, 2013 - PRISM: Tim Berners-Lee urges web freedom in wake of spying scandal:
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2277576/prism-tim-bernerslee-urges-web-freedom-in-wake-of-spying-scandal

'Anti-war protester' John Kerry

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John Kerry in war and peace: U.S. allies would be right to question his reliability

December 20th, 2012

The U.S.-Korea relationship is about to undergo a major transition, and that’s not just because Lee Myung-Bak is stepping down after five years in which his American advocates professed their love for him even as his popularity sank ever lower at home. The big difference, from the U.S. perspective, is the likely appointment of a new secretary of state, John Kerry, whose view on Korea may well be quite different from that of his predecessor, Hillary Clinton.

There’s no certainty that Kerry, on the basis of his record from the Vietnam War onward, will be in favor of all the military support the United States guarantees South Korea. The record shows Kerry as an anti-war figure from his student days, a Vietnam War hero who turned against the war and an early advocate of U.S. intervention in Iraq who turned against the U.S. role there too.

John Kerry, then a prominent member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971.

So who’s to say where Kerry would end up on Korea? As chairman of the U.S. Senate foreign relations committee, he’s called for dialogue between North and South Korea and between the U.S. and North Korea. It’s not a matter of “rewarding bad behavior,” he’s said, but common sense to negotiate.

He might have been a little disillusioned when North Korea in April launched a long-range missile six weeks after signing off with the U.S. on a “moratorium” on nuclear and missile tests and one week after North Korea’s UN representative solemnly informed him of the North’s intent to honor the deal. Still, it’s a safe bet that Kerry will see dialogue as the next essential step for Korea, North and South.

That’s fine, but where would Kerry stand if the dialogue goes nowhere, or if it results in an agreement that’s quickly broken, or if the North stages another incident in the Yellow Sea, a campaign, perhaps to snatch back one of those islands within easy eyesight of North Korean shore gunners?

Those are questions for which Kerry’s record provides no sure answers. After serving as a navy officer on a Swift boat on patrol against Viet Cong forces in the vast Mekong River delta of South Vietnam, he returned as an anti-war founder of Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

Kerry was no ordinary protester. He made a show of throwing away his medals, which included a silver star for bravery and three purple hearts for wounds that did not require hospitalization. Kerry’s antics were enough to get President Richard Nixon to ask who this guy was and how he came to have such a strong anti-war viewpoint. Kerry answered that question in testimony before a congressional committee in which he enumerated war crimes, the destruction of villages, the alienation of Vietnamese by the rough tactics of U.S. forces.

Kerry’s position on the U.S. role in Vietnam struck a popular chord in the U.S. as protest rose to the point at which the U.S. withdrew its troops in 1973, two years before the North Vietnamese stormed south on the way to victory. Many people would commend him for contributing to understanding the horrors of the war.

Many, however, would accuse him of betraying the U.S. forces in which he served, of denigrating the sacrifices of those who also served in Vietnam and of misunderstanding the feelings of millions of South Vietnamese who looked to the U.S. to defend them. In quite a different way, Kerry has gone through reversal on Iraq. Yes, he supported President George W. Bush’s decision in 2003 to wage war against Saddam Hussein, but he completely reversed himself when he ran for president against Bush in 2004 on an anti-war platform.

All of which raises huge doubts as to where Kerry would stand on the U.S. role in conflict anywhere. We can be pretty sure that Kerry, as secretary of state, would declare ritual support of the U.S.-Korean defense treaty, as would anyone in that position. He would enthusiastically call for dialogue with North Korea and would proclaim close ties with the incoming South Korean government.

The question, though, is how he would respond in a crisis. How strongly would he want to face down the North? Would he go for the peace treaty that Pyongyang has long been demanding with Washington? I don’t know of anyone who sees a U.S.-North Korean treaty as anything other than a gambit to separate the U.S. from its South Korean ally and press for withdrawal of U.S. forces, but would Kerry fall for it s a gesture to bring about reconciliation?

Questions about his dedication to America’s allies would extend to Japan and Taiwan. The U.S. has said it would honor its defense relationship with Japan if the current stand-off on the Senkakus were to explode in armed conflict. One has to wonder, though, if he would share this sentiment. Or would he be more anxious to appease Beijing than to defend American allies?

Kerry’s record on foreign policy has been one of dramatic shifts. The history shows he’s loudly opposed U.S. forces at critical moments. Assuming he does become secretary of state, watch out for double-talk, shifting positions and uncertain loyalties.

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November 12, 2012 - Former anti-war protester John Kerry to be Secretary of Defense?
http://twitchy.com/2012/11/12/former-anti-war-protester-john-kerry-to-be-secretary-of-defense/

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26/06/2013

War on Syria: So called 'use of chemical weapons' as a pretext

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November 2, 2010 - Former Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin: 'A new war would be far deadlier than Israel’s last two, relatively short, conflicts 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.'

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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, conflicts 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

28/05/2013

War on Syria: Israel and the U.S.

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Talking about 'Peace', Israel and the U.S. are preparing an open war with Syria...

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

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Israel, Syria and the United States
http://truth-out.org/news/item/16341-israel-syria-and-the-united-states

19/05/2013

Latest News Syria: IDF intelligence chief about Israel’s 'next war'

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Nov. 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

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May 14, 2013

'Israel determined to stop Syrian weapons transfer' 

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia.

Netanyahu, who flew to meet Putin despite have only just returned from a trip to China, took with him his National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror and the head of military intelligence in the IDF Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi. Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin went too, to help with translations.

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Israel threatens world peace

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Nov 15, 2012 - 'Putin urges Netanyahu to avoid escalation':

Dec 28, 2012 - 'Foreign powers undermine UN role in resolving Syria unrest: Iran MP':

May 7, 2013 - 'Russia, China express alarm after Israel hits Syria':

May 14, 2013 - 'In talks with Netanyahu, Putin urges restraint on SyriaAfter emergency meeting at Black Sea resort, no word from either head of state about Russia’s sale of S-300 missiles to Assad':

May 15, 2013 - Israel ‘will bring down Assad’ if he retaliates for future airstrikes:

May 15, 2013 - 'Israel determined to stop Syrian weapons transfer':

May 15, 2013 - 'Commentary: Unbalanced UN resolution may complicate situation in Syria':

May 16, 2013 - 'At least 35 killed, 134 wounded in attacks across Iraq':

May 16, 2013 - 'China reaffirms political solution to Syrian issue':

May 17, 2013 - 'CIA chief in Israel to discuss situation in Syria':

May 17, 2013 - 'Russia backs Iran for Syria talks':

May 18, 2013 - 'Israel may attack Syria over Russia arms deal with Damascus':

May 18, 2013 - 'Turkey, Egypt agree to Iran proposed petrochemical OPEC'

May 18, 2013 - 'UN Resident Coordinator in Syria: US Sanctions Negatively Affect Syrians':

May 19, 2013 - 'Syrian troops reach central al-Qussair city':

May 19, 2013 - 'Assad: Syria's future is up to Syrian people':

May 19, 2013 - 'Assad welcomes Russia-U.S. understanding, doubts West's intentions':

May 19, 2013 - 'Israeli regime sells $400mn of drones annually: Report'

May 19, 2013 - 'President al-Assad: Basis for Any Political Solution for Crisis in Syria is What the Syrian People Want':

Photo: Netanyahu looks into Syria from the Golan Heights in January 2013

07/05/2013

Israel declares war on Syria: Moscow

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May 7, 2013

Kerry in Moscow to press US agenda against Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Moscow in a high profile bid to press top Russian officials against backing the Syrian government amid the recent US-backed Israeli aggression against the nation.

Issues surrounding Israeli aerial and missile strikes against Syrian installations are widely expected to be the top agenda in the talks as the US has announced a major effort to begin providing military aid for foreign-backed militant gangs, trying to remove President Bashar al-Assad from power, press reports said Tuesday.

Russia has already expressed major concerns over the Israeli attacks and warned that such acts of aggression threaten to expand tensions to neighboring countries.

Despite growing US-led pressures on Moscow to halt its support for the Syrian government, Russia has so far resisted efforts by the US and its allies to wage a direct military intervention against Syria, insisting that the crisis will have to be resolved diplomatically.

Kerry will meet with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, although the two greatly disagree on the events in Syria and the future of President Bashar al-Assad.

This while the Obama administration has recently said it does not rule out providing arms for the militant gangs in Syria which include al-Qaeda-linked terrorist elements.

Ahead of Kerry's visit to Moscow, Russia's foreign ministry called on the West to stop politicizing the issue of chemical weapons in Syria,.

This is while Carla Del Ponte, a member of the UN commission probing the alleged use of the nerve gas sarin in Syria, announced on Sunday that the country’s opposition forces, and not the Assad regime, were behind the use of chemical weapons.

There are "strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof" of sarin gas being used "on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities," she reportedly told a Swiss-Italian television outlet.

Following his visit to Russia, Kerry is to travel to Rome to meet with Italian, Israeli and Jordanian officials to discuss Middle East issues, including the Syrian situation.

MFB/MFB

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05/07/302277/kerry-in-m...

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Google has blocked the website of the Syrian News Agency Sana: http://sana.sy/index_eng.html

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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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04/05/2013

Washington and Tel Aviv want the full control over the Middle East

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April 20, 2013

The so called ‘Syria’s opposition forces’ and their main international allies met in Istanbul where the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, announced that the US will double its non-lethal military aid (US$123 million). Meanwhile the ‘Syrian opposition’ called on it’s international supporters to deploy drones in Syria and carry out “surgical strikes” on launch sites used by government forces.

April 23, 2013
Israeli general: Syrian ‘regime has used and is using chemical weapons’
Military intelligence chief’s assertion puts pressure on US over its pledge to intervene…
Israel’s top intelligence analyst on Tuesday accused the Syrian regime of using lethal chemical weapons in an assertion that puts pressure on the US over its pledge to intervene should Damascus cross what it has described as a “red line”.
Brigadier-General Itai Brun, head of military intelligence research at the Israeli Defence Forces, told a security conference in Tel Aviv that the lack of international response to the use of a chemical suspected to be the nerve gas sarin was a “very worrying development”.
He said: “There’s a huge arsenal of chemical weapons in Syria. Our assessment is that the [Assad] regime has used and is using chemical weapons.”
Although the Pentagon and state department insisted on Tuesday there was no appetite for intervention in Syria, the US secretary of state, John Kerry, speaking at a Nato meeting in Brussels, called on the alliance to make preparations to respond in the event of chemical weapons endangering one of its members, Turkey.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/23/syrian-regime...

April 29, 2013
‘World’s intelligence agencies know full well that Assad used chemical weapons’Top Israeli official says the evidence is indisputable; former Israeli defense minister claims weapons of mass destruction are already leaking to Hezbollah…
Israeli and foreign intelligence agencies have hard and definitive evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons against rebel forces, a senior Israeli official said Monday amid rampant speculation about the West’s next move.
The senior official, speaking on condition of anonymity, added that international intelligence agencies possessed hard evidence of the charges against Assad and that Israel’s information to this effect was shared with “all the intelligence agencies.”
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-has-proof-assad-used-...

May 1, 2013
Former Israeli IDF Chief Gabi Ashkenazi said that ‘Syria chemical weapons must be met with response’. Ashkenazi said ‘it would be’It would be wrong message not to respond if Assad regime is indeed using chemical weapons, suggests aiding opposition in more ‘concrete’ ways such as weapons provision.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/former-idf-...

May 3, 2013
US officials: Israelis launch airstrikes into Syria…
Israeli warplanes launched airstrikes against targets inside Syria on Friday, U.S. officials told NBC News.
It’s believed the primary target was a shipment of weapons headed for Hezbollah in Lebanon, they said. A senior U.S. official said the airstrikes were believed to be related to delivery systems for chemical weapons.
An Israeli spokesman in Washington said that Israel would not comment specifically on the reports but said that “Israel is determined to prevent the transfer of chemical weapons or other game-changing weaponry by the Syrian regime to terrorists, especially to Hezbollah in Lebanon.”
It wasn’t clear whether the Israelis alerted the U.S. before the attack. White House officials referred all questions to the Israelis.
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/03/18043900-us...

May 4, 2013
Israel launches air strike on Syria…
The early morning strike on Friday targeted “game-changing” weapons believed to be long-range missiles, an Israeli official told the Associated Press.
This is the second Israeli strike on a Syrian arms target this year. After the bombing of weapons convoy carrying long-range missiles to the Lebanese border in January, Israel warned it would not hesitate to act again to prevent the transfer of chemical or any other advanced weaponry from Bashar al-Assad’s massive arsenal to terror groups in Lebanon.
The Israeli government has called on the United States to take steps to safe guard the Assad regime’s chemical weapons store, which is believed to be among the largest in the world.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/isra...

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

12/04/2013

Bilderberg Group behind terrorist attacks...

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April 11, 2013

Italian Supreme Court President Blames Bilderberg For Terrorist Attacks

Document says secretive group was involved in “strategy of tension”

Honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy and former Senior Investigative Judge Ferdinando Imposimato, the man who prosecuted the case involving the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II, has sensationally accused the Bilderberg Group of being behind terrorist attacks in Europe.

In an interview with the ArticoloTre website, Imposimato, who was also involved in the case involving the kidnapping and murder of former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro, said that he “found a document that left me appalled” implicating the Bilderberg Group in conspiring with the far right organization Ordine Nuovo to commit terror attacks.

Speaking of unsolved murders in Italy and the document in his possession, Imposimato stated, “When it comes to slaughter it also speaks of the Bilderberg Group. I believe this document. I did some tests and I can say that behind the strategy of tension and the slaughters there is also the Bilderberg group, a sort of Big Brother is over, maneuvering, using terrorists and Masons. “

The “strategy of tension” refers to a policy under the auspices of Operation Gladio, a NATO cold war “stay behind” project that sought to create an expedient political climate in Europe by having its agents carry out terror attacks which were then blamed on both far left and far right political groups.

Gladio was designed to demonize political opposition and “force the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security,” according to the testimony of former Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra. In 2000, an Italian parliamentary investigation found that the 1980 Bologna train bombing, which killed 85 people, was carried out by “men inside Italian state institutions and … men linked to the structures of United States intelligence.”

“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game,” Vinciguerra explained in sworn testimony.

“The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security. This is the political logic that lies behind all the massacres and the bombings which remain unpunished, because the state cannot convict itself or declare itself responsible for what happened,” he added.

Imposimato stated that he was given the document by a former Ordine Nuovo terrorist. Members of Ordine Nuovo (Italian for “New Order”) participated in numerous deadly terrorist attacks, including the 1969 Piazza Fontana bombing, the 1970 Rome-Messina train attack, the 1974 Piazza della Loggia bombing in Brescia, and the Italicus Express bombing in 1974.

The Bilderberg Group is an annual confab of around 120 of the most influential power brokers on the planet from the world of politics, business, banking, academia, media, and even royalty. The organization’s yearly meeting is held in a plush hotel resort in either Europe, Canada or America, but despite a plethora of heavy hitters in attendance, the mainstream media affords the event scant coverage, labeling it a mere talking shop despite former NATO Secretary-General and Bilderberg member Willy Claes’ 2010 admission that Bilderberg attendees are mandated to implement policy decisions that are formulated during the meeting.

There are innumerable other examples of how Bilderberg has influenced major global events ahead of time, picking Presidents and Prime Ministers on a regular basis with total contempt for the democratic process.

In 2009, Bilderberg chairman Étienne Davignon even bragged about how the Euro single currency was a brainchild of the Bilderberg Group.

Imposimato’s broadside against Bilderberg follows in the footsteps of his compatriot Alfonso Luigi Marra, a prominent lawyer who recently requested that the Public Prosecutor of Rome investigate the Bilderberg Group for criminal activity, questioning whether the elitist organization’s 2011 meeting in Switzerland led to the selection of Mario Monti as Prime Minister of Italy.

Labeling the group a “unique, illegal brotherhood” of elitists who consider themselves to be “above the law,” Marra pointed the finger at Bilderberg for engineering wars, economic collapses, and arming dictators, activities which, “constitute an obvious, blatant violation, to say the least, of the articles of the Criminal Code.”

The precise date and location of the 2013 Bilderberg meeting is yet to be confirmed, although speculation has centered around the confab taking place somewhere near London in early June.

Paul Joseph Watson

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

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Photo: Honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy and former Senior Investigative Judge Ferdinando Imposimato

25/03/2013

Decline of the West

declinowst_1c.gifThe desperate search to find a reason for NATO’s continued existence goes on. Last year Yugoslavia was smashed to smithereens to demonstrate that only NATO had the wherewithal to inflict so much pointless damage. This year it is the turn of the Russian Bear. Apparently he is back in the woods. So let’s make sure NATO remembers to bring a gun. The media, eager as ever to make themselves useful to the US Government, daily churn out chilling tales of dastardly Russians and fiendish secret policemen. Editorial writers splutter angrily. The Republicans – stupid and opportunistic as ever – seize on an issue they believe they can belabor Al Gore with in the election.decline.of.the.West.jpg

The dishonesty of all of this is patently obvious. Any rational person can see that over the past ten years the Russians have gone out of their way to be as inoffensive as possible – to their own detriment as well as to that of their friends and allies. They gave up an empire, dissolved the Warsaw Pact, cut back on their armed forces and sent the Communists packing. They even embraced the fashionable "market democracy" ideology being peddled by the West. On issue after issue they signed on to NATO’s agenda – for no apparent reason other than weakness or eagerness to please. It is hard to see how much further they could have gone to abase themselves short of inviting NATO in to take over their country. Yet according to the lunatics who run the American imperial metropolis Russia remains as dangerous as ever.

http://www.antiwar.com/szamuely/sz032200.html

26/02/2013

War on Syria: arms industry

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From 1959 to 1967 West-Germany was a significant supplier of military equipment and arms to Israel.

In 2003 already, Germany was considered one of Israel’s closest defense allies and it sold  - for a symbolic fee – three advanced “Dolphin” nuclear-capable submarines to Israel. Germany utilized the Israeli-designed Spike Anti-Tank Missile. In the same year, Israel’s air force has held exercises with the United States and Turkey.

On November 8th, 2005, Germany confirmed that it had agreed to sell nearly 300 Leopard 2 tanks battle tanks to Turkey.

In 2008, it was revealed that Germany and Israel had been jointly developing a nuclear warning system, dubbed Operation Bluebird, in secret.

In early July 2011, Der Spiegel revealed that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her cabinet approved the delivery of more than 200 of Leopard 2A7+ model tanks to Saudi Arabia.

On November 25, 2012, Turkey’s tank fleet was made up of American M-48s and M-60s, some of which have been modernized with Israeli cooperation into M-60 Sabra tanks, plus a large contingent of  German Leopard 1s and Leopard 2s. That was hardy surprising. America and Germany are Turkey’s 2 most important geopolitical relationships.

On December 4th 2012, NATO agreed to send Patriot missiles to Turkey.

On December 14th, 2012, German MPs of the lower house of parliament voted to approve the deployment of two Patriot missile batteries and 400 troops in Turkey along the Syrian border, Reuters reported.

Israeli drones (“Herons”) are repainted for several years in the colors of Germany and used by NATO for its war in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Some German pilots that are part of NATO operations in Afghanistan are in Israel for training on special reconnaissance drones. The drones are so ‘accurately’ adjusted that numerous citizens in Afghanistan and Pakistan are killed or  seriously injured.

Germany is Israel’s largest trading partner in Europe and Israel’s second most important trading partner after the United States. Israeli imports from Germany amount to some USD 2.3 billion annually, while Israel is Germany’s fourth largest trading partner in the North Africa/Middle East region.

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Germany is once again a leader in the world arms industry
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/03/germ-m31.html

Israel’s arms industry is completely dependent on the co-operation of the EU and NATO
http://disarmtheconflict.wordpress.com/israeli-arms/israe...

By buying Israeli weapons, Europe supports the Israeli military industry
http://disarmtheconflict.wordpress.com/israeli-arms/israe...

Israel’s now one of top arms exporters
http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2012/0...

Israel Weapon Industries
http://www.israel-weapon.com/

Arms industry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arms_industry

Photo Gallery: Germany’s Booming Arms Industry
http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/photo-gallery-germany-s...

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21/02/2013

Latest News Syria: Israel enters the war on Syria

terrorist.bombing.Damascus1Car bomb explosion rocks Syrian capital

20.12.2004 - Hezbollah: Not Just Israel's Problem http://www.ideasinactiontv.com/tcs_daily/2004/12/hezbolla...

13.6.2006 - Sherman: Israeli Reaction a Justified Response to Repeated Hezbollah Provocations
http://bradsherman.house.gov/2006/07/pr-060713.html.shtml

26.7.2006 - Hezbollah, Israel, and the lessons of 1982
http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis/39668/hezbollah_israel...

26.9.2006 - US Says Hezbollah Still Strong After War With Israel
http://www.wwenglish.com/en/voa/stan/2006/09/200609291436...

21.4.2011 - Secretary Clinton Meets With Dutch Foreign Minister Rosenthal
http://blogs.state.gov/index.php/site/entry/clinton_nethe...
Secretary Clinton Meets With Dutch Foreign Minister Rosenthal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDNWuBAkv2M
http://youtu.be/gDNWuBAkv2M

8.10.2012 - Dutch Foreign Minister Rosenthal, a Dutchman’s Vendetta Against Hezbollah
http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/dutchman%E2%80%99s-v...

14.10.2012 - Report in 'Sunday Times' says UAV struck down over Negev beamed images of IDF preparation for joint US exercise.
http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=287724

18.12.2012 - Bulgaria asks for permanent US troops presence
http://rt.com/news/bulgaria-nato-us-troops-257/

29.1.2013 - NATO crisis management center opens in Bulgaria
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/xinhua/2013-01-29/content_81...

30.1.2013 - Israeli Airstrike in Syria Targets Arms Convoy, U.S. Says
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/31/world/middleeast/syria-...

16.2.2013 - Hezbollah warns Israel not to count on weaker Syria
http://en.arabstoday.net/20130216255329/hezbollah-warns-i...

18.2.13 - Thomas E. Donilon, U.S. National Security Adviser: 'EU must include Hezbollah in terrorist list. Europe can no longer ignore the threat that this group poses to the Continent and to the world.'
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/u-s-nationa...

18.2.2013 - Israel and Syria: Behind the Bombs
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Israel-and-Syria-Behind-...

18.2.2013 - Israel enters the 'civil war' in Syria
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israel-ente...

19.2.2013 - Bulgaria Presses Europeans to Toughen Stance on Hezbollah
http://www.newsmaxworld.com/Europe/bulgaria-hezbollah-eu-...

19.2.2013 - Hezbollah, Syria and the Golan Heights, Jerusalem Post
http://www.sierraleonenews.net/index.php/sid/212682426/sc...

21.2.2013 - Dichter Slams EU Delay in Blacklisting Hezbollah
http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=83209&...

21.2.2013 - Peres urges EU to put Hezbollah on terror list
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/israel-lebanon-iran.mic/

21.2.2013 - Latest News Syria: US backed terrorists threaten Hezbollah
http://diversdiverse.skynetblogs.be/

21.2.2013 - Israel Presses EU to Place Hezbollah on Terror List
http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/israel-presses-eu-pl...

21.2.2013 - 2 hours ago - William Hague discusses Hezbollah with Lebanese president
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/video/2013/feb/21/will...

(The first 4O pages of the search results for 'United States Israel Hezbollah' on Google always repeat that Hezbollah should be seen as a 'terrorist organization'. It is on this way that the news about the war on Syria is manipulated by the western media)

Photo: US-backed terrorist-attack in Syria (21.2.2013)

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American 'Peace Process'

Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government. Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad. C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The 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 including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

18/02/2013

War on Syria: Turkey's Middle East policy

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The war on Syria and the Turkish dream of a neo-Ottoman Empire.

In 2012, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu declared that Turkey would be the 'owner, pioneer and servant of the post-Arab Spring Middle East'.

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Short History

Syria was part of the Ottoman Empire from the 16th through 20th centuries. After the division of Rome into the Eastern and Western empires in the 4th century, Syria came under Byzantine rule. By the late 11th century, the Seljuk Turks had captured most of Syria.

In 1798–99, Napoleon I of France invaded Egypt and also briefly held parts of the Syrian coast. In 1832–33, Ibrahim Pasha, the son of Muhammad Ali of Egypt, annexed Syria to Egypt. Egypt held Syria until 1840, when the European powers (particularly Great Britain) forced its return to the Ottomans.

During World War I the British encouraged Syrian nationalists to fight against the Ottoman Empire. The ambitions of the nationalists were thwarted in the peace settlement, which gave (1920) France a League of Nations mandate over the Levant States (roughly present-day Syria and Lebanon). From this time the term Syria referred approximately to its present territorial extent. France divided Syria into three administrative districts on the pretext that political decentralization would safeguard the rights of minorities. The Arab nationalists angrily asserted that decentralization was also a means of maintaining French control by a divide-and-rule policy.

The French made some concessions after serious disturbances in 1925, which included a rebellion by the Druze and the French bombardment of Damascus. Lebanon was made a completely separate state in 1926, and after long negotiations a treaty was signed (1936) giving Syria a large measure of autonomy. Anti-French feeling continued as a result of the cession of the sanjak of Alexandretta (see Hatay) to Turkey, completed in 1939. In the same year the French suspended the Syrian constitution, and in World War II they garrisoned Syria with a large number of troops, most of whom, after the fall of France in June, 1940, declared loyalty to the Vichy government. Relations with Great Britain deteriorated, and when it was discovered that Syrian airfields had been used by German planes en route to Iraq, British and Free French forces invaded and occupied Syria in June, 1941.

The French proclaimed the creation of an independent Syrian republic in Sept., 1941, and an independent Lebanese republic in Nov., 1941. In 1943, Shukri al-Kuwatli was elected president of Syria, and on Jan. 1, 1944, the country achieved complete independence. However, the continued presence of French troops in Syria caused increasing friction and bloodshed and strained Anglo-French relations. It was not until Apr., 1946, that all foreign troops were withdrawn from the country. In 1945, Syria had become a charter member of the United Nations.

http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/world/syria-history.html

Turkey's Middle East Policy: Too Ambitious?

http://www.chathamhouse.org/media/comment/view/185833

20/12/2012

NATO's war on Syria: U.S., Israel, Germany, Turkey

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his friend President Barack Obama.

On November 15, 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for urging his cabinet to accept a U.S. proposal to extend a freeze on West Bank settlement building for 90 days. Under the plan, Washington would block UN resolutions critical of Israel, and supply Israel with fighter jets worth $3 billion. The US government also promised Israel that after the 90-day moratorium, they would not seek an extension, and settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem (all of which is illegal under international law) could continue unabated. At the beginning of the month of February 2011, more than 100 nations voted for a U.N. resolution that would have condemned illegal Israeli settlements and halted any new construction. The United States vetoed it.
On February 19, 2011, Israel said it was 'deeply grateful to the United States' after it vetoed a United Nations resolution put forward by the Palestinian leadership condemning Israeli settlement activity. On  Oct 27, 2011, Israeli jetfighters engaged in aerial bombing of the Palestinian city of Khan Yunes in the Gaza Strip.Israel plans now to build unspecified thousands of new settler units in the strip of land known as E1 around Al Quds...

Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman who, for tactical political reasons, recently announced that he withdrawned temporarily, proposes since 2001, to establish four townships in the occupied West Bank, hermetically sealed, which would be grouped the Palestinians.
More recently he has improved his plan.
He sees it as a solution for the Palestinian citizens of Israel, who are more than one million, to move the vast majority of the group in tightly closed, self-administered areas.
Thus would arise a State ethnically homogeneous from the Mediterranean Sea until the Jordan, sheltering in its midst Palestinian “Bantustans”.
Lieberman, besides his ministerial duties, is the leader of Israel Beteinou (Israel Our Home), a political party openly racist and Arabophobia.

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Germany last year ordered a small fleet of Israeli Heron spy drones designed to provide real-time images above a battlefield. That has brought German jet pilots to coastal Ein Shemer air base for accelerated retraining on the unmanned propeller planes, already daubed with their flag and Iron Cross emblem. “It’s for the need of the ground troops, for our own protection, like convoy protection,” said a Luftwaffe (airforce) major, who formerly flew a Tornado fighter-bomber on Afghan reconnaissance missions and could not be named due to military secrecy.
Israel is a pioneer of combat drones, having deployed them in Lebanon in the Palestinian territories. Heron’s manufacturer, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), says it is also used by Canadian, French and Australian forces in Afghanistan. On December 12, 2012, Germany has expelled four employees of the Syrian embassy in Berlin in a diplomatic move to put pressure on the regime of President Bashar Assad. German MPs of the lower house of parliament voted 461-86 on Friday, December 14, 2012, to approve the deployment of two Patriot missile batteries and 400 troops in Turkey along the Syrian border, Reuters reported.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu recently expressed Turkey’s desire for a leading role in a Greater Middle East, while also claiming that Turkey’s borders are NATO’s borders.

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On October, 26th 2011, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the media during a news conference after a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Rasmussen said the alliance wanted to confirm a decision to end its operations in Libya by Oct. 31.  Rasmussen: 'The U.N.’s resolution adopted earlier in the day reflects that we have fully accomplished our mandate to protect the civilian population of Libya'.

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Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East”:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/plans-for-redrawing-the-middle-east-the-project-for-a-new-middle-east/3882

'The war against Iraq and America's drive for world domination':
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2002/10/iraq-o04.html

'The American Drive for World Domination':
http://www.serendipity.li/wtc14.htm

'World Domination By the US: An Economic Disaster in the Making':
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/felkins9.html

'Syria, Turkey, Israel and the Greater Middle East Energy War':
http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-turkey-israel-and-the-greater-middle-east-energy-war/5307902

'The Greater Middle East Project - The Globalist Agenda For Africa And The Middle East': http://syria360.wordpress.com/globalist-agenda/

'The New U.S. Proposal for a Greater Middle East Initiative: An Evaluation':
http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2004/05/10middleeast-wittes

War on Iraq, War on Syria - America's drive for world domination

Although completely unreported by the western media and the U.S. government, the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 by U.S.-led coalition forces was in large part an oil currency war which has been responsible for the death of at least 150,000 civilians.

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'The war against Iraq and America's drive for world domination':
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2002/10/iraq-o04.html

'The American Drive for World Domination':
http://www.serendipity.li/wtc14.htm

'World Domination By the US: An Economic Disaster in the Making':
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/felkins9.html

Photo:  Iraqi victims of American bombings (2003)

War on Syria: US drive for world domination

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'America's imperial delusion'

The US drive for world domination has no historical precedent

Eric Hobsbawm
The Guardian, 14 June 2003   

The present world situation is unprecedented. The great global empires of the past - such as the Spanish and notably the British - bear little comparison with what we see today in the United States empire. A key novelty of the US imperial project is that all other empires knew that they were not the only ones, and none aimed at global domination. None believed themselves invulnerable, even if they believed themselves to be central to the world - as China did, or the Roman empire. Regional domination was the maximum danger envisaged until the end of the cold war. A global reach, which became possible after 1492, should not be confused with global domination.

The British empire was the only one that really was global in a sense that it operated across the entire planet. But the differences are stark. The British empire at its peak administered one quarter of the globe's surface. The US has never actually practised colonialism, except briefly at the beginning of the 20th century. It operated instead with dependent and satellite states and developed a policy of armed intervention in these.

The British empire had a British, not a universal, purpose, although naturally its propagandists also found more altruistic motives. So the abolition of the slave trade was used to justify British naval power, as human rights today are often used to justify US military power. On the other hand the US, like revolutionary France and revolutionary Russia, is a great power based on a universalist revolution - and therefore on the belief that the rest of the world should follow its example, or even that it should help liberate the rest of the world. Few things are more dangerous than empires pursuing their own interest in the belief that they are doing humanity a favour.

The cold war turned the US into the hegemon of the western world. However, this was as the head of an alliance. In a way, Europe then recognised the logic of a US world empire, whereas today the US government is reacting to the fact that the US empire and its goals are no longer genuinely accepted. In fact the present US policy is more unpopular than the policy of any other US government has ever been, and probably than that of any other great power has ever been.

The collapse of the Soviet Union left the US as the only superpower. The sudden emergence of a ruthless, antagonistic flaunting of US power is hard to understand, all the more so since it fits neither with long-tested imperial policies nor the interests of the US economy. But patently a public assertion of global supremacy by military force is what is in the minds of the people at present dominating policymaking in Washington.

Is it likely to be successful? The world is too complicated for any single state to dominate it. And with the exception of its superiority in hi-tech weaponry, the US is relying on diminishing assets. Its economy forms a diminishing share of the global economy, vulnerable in the short as well as long term. The US empire is beyond competition on the military side. That does not mean that it will be absolutely decisive, just because it is decisive in localised wars.

Of course the Americans theoretically do not aim to occupy the whole world. What they aim to do is to go to war, leave friendly governments behind them and go home again. This will not work. In military terms, the Iraq war was successful. But it neglected the necessities of running the country, maintaining it, as the British did in the classic colonial model of India. The belief that the US does not need genuine allies among other states or genuine popular support in the countries its military can now conquer (but not effectively administer) is fantasy.

Iraq was a country that had been defeated by the Americans and refused to lie down. It happened to have oil, but the war was really an exercise in showing international power. The emptiness of administration policy is clear from the way the aims have been put forward in public relations terms. Phrases like "axis of evil" or "the road map" are not policy statements, but merely soundbites. Officials such as Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz talk like Rambo in public, as in private. All that counts is the overwhelming power of the US. In real terms they mean that the US can invade anybody small enough and where they can win quickly enough. The consequences of this for the US are going to be very dangerous.

Domestically, the real danger for a country that aims at world control is militarisation. Internationally, the danger is the destabilising of the world. The Middle East is far more unstable now than it was five years ago. US policy weakens all the alternative arrangements, formal and informal, for keeping order. In Europe it has wrecked Nato - not much of a loss, but trying to turn it into a world military police force for the US is a travesty. It has deliberately sabotaged the EU, and also aims at ruining another of the great world achievements since 1945: prosperous democratic social welfare states. The crisis over the United Nations is less of a drama than it appears since the UN has never been able to do more than operate marginally because of its dependence on the security council and the US veto.

H ow is the world to confront - contain - the US? Some people, believing that they have not the power to confront the US, prefer to join it. More dangerous are those who hate the ideology behind the Pentagon, but support the US project on the grounds that it will eliminate some local and regional injustices. This may be called an imperialism of human rights. It has been encouraged by the failure of Europe in the Balkans in the 1990s. The division of opinion over the Iraq war showed there to be a minority of influential intellectuals who were prepared to back US intervention because they believed it necessary to have a force for ordering the world's ills. There is a genuine case to be made that there are governments so bad that their disappearance will be a net gain for the world. But this can never justify the danger of creating a world power that is not interested in a world it does not understand, but is capable of intervening decisively with armed force whenever anybody does anything that Washington does not like.

How long the present superiority of the Americans lasts is impossible to say. The only thing of which we can be absolutely certain is that historically it will be a temporary phenomenon, as all other empires have been. In the course of a lifetime we have seen the end of all the colonial empires, the end of the so-called thousand-year empire of the Germans, which lasted a mere 12 years, the end of the Soviet Union's dream of world revolution.

There are internal reasons, the most immediate being that most Americans are not interested in running the world. What they are interested in is what happens to them in the US. The weakness of the US economy is such that at some stage both the US government and electors will decide that it is much more important to concentrate on the economy than to carry on with foreign military adventures. Even by local business standards Bush does not have an adequate economic policy for the US. And Bush's existing international policy is not a particularly rational one for US imperial interests - and certainly not for the interests of US capitalism. Hence the divisions of opinion within the US government.

The key questions now are: what will the Americans do next, and how will other countries react? Will some countries, like Britain, back anything the US plans? Their governments must indicate that there are limits. The most positive contribution has been made by the Turks, simply by saying there are things they are not prepared to do, even though they know it would pay. But the major preoccupation is that of - if not containing - educating or re-educating the US. There was a time when the US empire recognised limitations, or at least the desirability of behaving as though it had limitations. This was largely because the US was afraid of somebody else: the Soviet Union. In the absence of this kind of fear, enlightened self-interest and education have to take over.

This is an extract of an article edited by Victoria Brittain and published in Le Monde diplomatique's June English language edition. Eric Hobsbawm is the author of Interesting Times, The Age of Extremes and The Age of Empire

www.mondediplo.com

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/jun/14/usa.comment

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Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government.  Obama’s order, known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  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 including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

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'The war against Iraq and America's drive for world domination':
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2002/10/iraq-o04.html

'The American Drive for World Domination':
http://www.serendipity.li/wtc14.htm

'World Domination By the US: An Economic Disaster in the Making':
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/felkins9.html

17/12/2012

War on Syria: Israeli drones repainted in colors of Germany

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“Herons” repainted in the colors of Germany

The drones (unmanned aircraft) used by NATO to bomb Afghanistan, Pakistan and Libya are designed by Israel. The Israelis are denied entry into Afghanistan, but nevertheless, the Israeli drones provide ‘security’ for the coalition in Afghanistan. Israeli drones are used by Canada, France, Australia and Germany in Afghanistan. Today, Israeli specialists are on the air base at Ein Shemer for training the flight of “Herons” repainted in the colors of Germany. Many of Israeli military products are standard NATO-compatible.

German MPs of the lower house of parliament voted 461-86 on Friday, December 14, 2012, to approve the deployment of two Patriot missile batteries and 400 troops in Turkey along the Syrian border, Reuters reported.

Picture: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu

09/12/2012

Syria free of foreign powers !

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https://twitter.com/Official_SEA/status/277752925072269312

29/11/2012

War with Syria: CIA-sponsored undercover operation

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Operation 40 was a CIA-sponsored undercover operation in the early 1960s, which was active in the Caribbean (including Cuba), Central America, and Mexico. Created by US President Eisenhower in March 1960 after the 1959 Cuban Revolution and presided by vice-president Richard M. Nixon, it included people such as Frank Sturgis (who would later become one of the Watergate burglar), Felix Rodriguez (a CIA agent who later hunted down Che Guevara), Luis Posada Carriles (now held in the US under illegal immigration charges, he is demanded by Venezuela for his key role in the execution of the 1976 Cubana Flight 455 bombing), Orlando Bosch (founder of the CORU counter-revolutionary organization, which organized Chilean former minister Orlando Letelier's murder in 1976), Rafael 'Chi Chi' Quintero, Virgilio Paz Romero, Pedro Luis Diaz Lanz, Bernard Barker, etc. Members took part in the April 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion directed against Fidel Castro's regime.

Photo: the guys in the Operation, among those pictured are Felix Rodriguez, Porter Goss, Barry Seal.

28/11/2012

War with Syria: Turkey's Middle East Policy

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On August 11, 2012, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu were considering implementing no-fly zones for Syria after holding talks in Istanbul.

­According to Reuters, Clinton said that Ankara and Washington 'need to plan ways to assist the rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad – including possibly implementing a no-fly zone'.

On November 28, 2012, NATO General-Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that NATO allies 'will respond positively to Turkey’s demand for Patriot missiles within “days” and that command of the system will be under NATO control'.

Earlier this year, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu declared that Turkey would be the 'owner, pioneer and servant of the post-Arab Spring Middle East'.

Photo: Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with Hillary Clinton before their meeting in Istanbul. (REUTERS / Handout)

14/11/2012

BBC-warmakers involved in child abuse

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The BBC which daily participate to the American war propaganda, is involved in child abuse...

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BBC sex scandal widens, former director starts at New York Times

November 11, 2012

The cover-up of child-molestation scandals at British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Britain’s flagship broadcasting medium, continued to boil Sunday as its chairman called the organization a “ghastly mess.”

One day earlier, BBC Chairman Chris Patten, 68, stood outside the BBC’s expansive London headquarters with George Entwistle, director general, as Entwistle resigned after failing to clean up after the public relations tsunami that struck a few weeks ago.

At the heart of the decades-old child molestation scandal is longtime BBC television host, Jimmy Savile, who died at 84 in 2011.

Authorities suspect Savile may have sexually abused up to 300 young people in BBC studios, hospitals and children’s homes over many years.

Savile, a British television staple, allegedly used his position as children charities advocate to approach vulnerable minors in the 1970s and 80s, according to a New York Times report.

“Does the BBC need a thorough structural overhaul? Of course it does,” the chairman of the BBC Trust, Chris Patten, said on “The Andrew Marr Show,” the BBC’s flagship Sunday morning talk show, after the resignation of the broadcaster’s chief executive.

Entwistle, at his post only eight weeks, became the subject of continued outrage largely due to fallout from a Nov. 2 report on the BBC “Newsnight,” program that incorrectly implicated a former Conservative Party politician in the growing pedophile scandal.

Alistair McAlpine, 70, who was wrongly tagged by “Newsnight” staff as being involved, has suggested he will seek damages against the media conglomerate.

Upon his resignation, Entwistle said it reflected “unacceptable journalistic standards” and never should have been broadcast, referring the faulted “Newsnight” segment that failed to fact-check information that would have exculpated McAlpine.

British media commentators and pundits say appointing a new chief executive will not return BBC to its former status. Many question the need for a huge public-service broadcaster in an era of expanded media sources.

At question is whether BBC should retain the advantages granted to it under its royal charter financed by a mandatory $230-a-year license fee paid by those who own television sets in the country.

Currently, the heavily-subsidized media organization has 23,000 employees, a $6 billion annual budget and dominates British broadcasting.

BBC is headquartered in a billion-dollar complex.

The scandal has spread across the ocean to affect The New York Times, a left-leaning American newspaper located in its namesake.

Entwistle succeeded Mark Thompson, who stepped down in September after eight years as director general at BBC to become chief executive of The New York Times.

Though he was director-general at BBC, Thompson denies knowing anything about the failed “Newsnight” investigation of Mr. Savile, plans to cancel it, or even that it involved allegations of pedophilia. Thompson also denies ever having met Savile.

During a recent segment of “The Andrew Marr Show,” the BBC’s flagship Sunday morning talk show, popular host Jonathan Dimbleby said that because of the layers of bureaucracy between Mr. Entwistle and the “Newsnight” producers, “George was at the receiving end of nothing, when he should have known everything.”

Patten echoed that analysis on the Marr show when he said “there are more senior leaders in the BBC than in the Chinese Communist Party.

”However other sources, for example UK's Mail Online, have reported that Thompson's office was alerted about the child abuse claims.

http://www.examiner.com/article/bbc-sex-scandal-widens-former-director-starts-at-new-york-times

11/11/2012

Nato: talking about 'humanitarian' interventions and doing business

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The retired general of the United States Army Wesley Clark always had good contacts with the Kosovo “government” and its “prime minister” – the former militant Hashim Thaci. There is even a street in Pristina named after Wesley Clark.

"It is clear that during their 'cooperation' that started in 1998, they concluded business agreements. Now it is absolutely clear that the bombings of Kosovo pursued both political and economic objectives: they were aimed not only at separating Kosovo from Serbia, but also at depriving Kosovo of its extensive natural resources..."

"Kosovo created a precedent. It was the first link in the strategy of the 'humanitarian' interventions of the NATO countries led by the USA...To be more exact, the possibility of interference in other regions of the world under this or that pretext became possible."

Coal mining is very good but oil still has a good price. So everything continued, following the former format: Iraq, Somalia, and Libya.

Photo: luxurious building of NATO in Brussels

09/11/2012

Turkish government wants war with Syria

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Observing that a "new Middle East is about to be born," Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu recently stated before the Turkish parliament that "we will be the owner, pioneer and the servant of this new Middle East."

In reality, the Turkish government wants, as was the case under the Ottoman empire, to dominate Syria and the Middle East regio and it hopes to realize its dream with the support of NATO.

For several years, he CIA, the American State Department and the Pentagon are involved, working with NATO’s Turkey and the kleptocrats in Saudi Arabia to overthrow the Syrian government.

C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey and weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition, antitank weapons and explosives for terrorist attacks are being smuggled by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries from Turkey to Syria.

On October 4, 2012, Adm. George Stavridis, the commander of US European Command (USEUCOM) and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), met with Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Ozel in Ankara. The meeting took place at General Staff headquarters but was only announced to the public in a statement released by the General Staff some days later. The talks were closed to the press and the statement did not elaborate on what Stavridis and Ozel discussed.

On November 7, 2012, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that NATO is preparing to give Turkey Patriot missiles for deployment along the Turkish-Syrian border...

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NATO Prepares To Deploy Interceptor Missiles To Turkey

Xinhua News Agency
November 8, 2012

NATO preparing to give Turkey Patriot missiles

ANKARA: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday that NATO is preparing to give Turkey Patriot missiles for deployment along the Turkish-Syrian border, local newspaper Today’s Zaman reported on its website.

Davutoglu made the remarks in Brussels following earlier statements by some other Turkish officials that Turkey is in talks with the United States and NATO over the deployment of Patriot missiles along its border with Syria.

Turkey and the United States are considering deploying missiles in the southern Turkish province of Kilis, according to the report.

In the past, Turkey requested the deployment of Patriot missile defense systems on its territory twice in the context of wars in Iraq, respectively in the early 1990s and the 2000s.

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/nato-prepares-to-deploy-interceptor-missiles-to-turkey/

06/11/2012

War with Syria will lead to the downfall of Turkey

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Some months ago, Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists and C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The 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 including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and 'medical' working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

On October 4, 2012, Adm. George Stavridis, the commander of US European Command (USEUCOM) and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), met with Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Ozel in Ankara. The meeting took place at General Staff headquarters but was only announced to the public in a statement released by the General Staff some days later. The talks were closed to the press and the statement did not elaborate on what Stavridis and Ozel discussed. It proves once again that the Turkish government, which is not supported by the Turkish people, organizes the arming of terrorists for bombings in Syria with the cooperation of NATO which is an instrument of the US and Israel.

The Muslim World loses its faith in the Turkish leaders and there is a growing political division in Turkey.

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01/11/2012

War against Syria is part of U.S. bilateral aid to Israel

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Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II.

To date, the United States has provided Israel $115 billion in bilateral assistance.

Almost all U.S. bilateral aid to Israel is in the form of military assistance, although in the past Israel also received significant economic assistance.

Strong congressional support for Israel has resulted in Israel receiving benefits not available to any other countries; for example, Israel can use some U.S. military assistance both for research and development in the United States and for military purchases from Israeli manufacturers.

In addition, all U.S. assistance earmarked for Israel is delivered in the first 30 days of the fiscal year, while most other recipients normally receive aid in installments.

In addition to receiving U.S. State Department-administered foreign assistance, Israel also receives funds from annual defense appropriations bills for joint U.S.-Israeli missile defense programs. 

In 2007, the Bush Administration and the Israeli government agreed to a 10-year, $30 billion military aid package.

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PhotoObama speaks at a meeting of AIPAC.  AIPAC stands for the so called 'American Israel Public Affairs Committee', Washington's most powerful lobbying group.
With more than half of Congress attending, and America's top politicians fumbling to score crowd points with awkwardly delivered Hebrew phrases and fulminations concerning Iran, the reading of the names has become a yearly demonstration of AIPAC's clout. Banquet speakers included Joe Biden, Newt Gingrich, and John Kerry, looming on gigantic screens that lined the hall. AIPAC has 100,000 members, a $60 million budget, and a $140 million endowment. Some 300 staffers, including an army of lobbyists, work out of 18 AIPAC offices spread across the country; they are tight with State Department and Pentagon bureaucrats, and can call on a vast network of political action committees, campaign contributors, and influentials.

28/10/2012

The 'Arab Spring' is a way to do business

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Social network of the richest of the earth: a group of the wealthiest Americans including Obama and the 26-year-old Zuckerberg, who is worth an estimated 13,5 billion dollars...

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'President Obama made his 2012 campaign pitch at Facebook headquarters on Wednesday in the first ever live "town hall" meeting broadcast over the social network'

In an attempt to re-ignite the youth energy of his 2008 campaign, President Obama launched the first ever live town-hall-style meeting at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California, on Wednesday.

Broadcast live to the social network’s more than 500 million users, the Q&A session included questions from the live audience as well as those submitted through the event’s Facebook page. Questions were moderated by Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who joined the president on stage wearing uncharacteristically dressy attire.

“Thank you so much, Facebook, for hosting, first of all, ” said Obama as he introduced himself to the crowd. “My name is Barack Obama, and I’m the first guy to get Mark Zuckerberg to wear a jacket and tie.”

During the meeting, President Obama touched on a wide variety of issues sure to play a major role throughout the 2012 campaign, including the ballooning national debt, the federal budget, health care, and the housing market.

While detailing his plan to reduce the deficit, which is expected to hit $1.4 trillion this fiscal year, the president promoted his strategy of spending cuts and increased taxes on the wealthiest Americans, a group that includes both the president himself and 26-year-old Zuckerberg, who is worth an estimated 13,5 billion dollars.

“I’m cool with that,” said Zuckerberg in response to the plan.

Zuckerberg, who recently donated $100 million to the Newark, New Jersey, school system, praised Obama’s education reform efforts. “I think the Race to the Top stuff that you guys have done is one of the most under-appreciated and most important things that your administration has done,” Zuckerberg said.

Obama turned the conversation to the importance of quality math and science education, a topic popular with the Silicon Valley crowd.

“I always hear stories about how we can’t find engineers, and that’s why we’re emphasizing math and science … We want to start making Science cool,” Obama said. “I want people to feel about the next big energy breakthrough and the next big Internet breakthrough the same way they felt about the moonwalk.”

“We’ve got to lift our game up when it comes to science, math and technology,” Obama continued. “That’s hopefully greatest legacy I can have as President of the United States.”

The president also backed the idea that America allow highly skilled immigrants to contribute to America’s technology industry.

“If we’ve got smart people who want to come here and start businesses and are PhDs in math and science and computer science, why don’t we want them to stay? They are job generators,” Obama said to a round of applause. “I think about somebody like an Andy Grove of Intel,” the president continued. “We want more Andy Groves here in the United States. We don’t want them starting companies — we don’t want them starting Intel in China or starting it in France. We want them starting it here.”

To conclude, Obama made his plea to the young crowd that made up the audience, both at Facebook headquarters, and those watching at home, to stay engaged in the politics of the country.

“If you put the same energy and imagination that you put into Facebook into the political process, I guarantee you there’s nothing we can’t solve,” Obama said.

At the end of the event, Zuckerberg made his own stylistic contribution as he presented President Obama with his signature duds, a Facebook hoodie.

27/09/2012

Al-Jazeera is a partner in the war against Syria and the Syrian people

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Liberated Prisoner al-Makt Rejects to Give interview to the Jazeera TV

 

Sep 25, 2012
 

Quneitra, (SANA)-The Syrian liberated prisoner Sidqi al-Makt rejected to give an interview to the Qatari al-Jazeera English-spoken TV which went on Monday to the occupied Majdal Shams town to make the interview with al-Makt and prepare a special report on the occupied Syrian Golan.

"I rejected to interview al-Jazeera staff which is considered as a partner in the war against the Syrian people… it is the field arm of sedition in our homeland," al-Makt said in a statement to SANA Tuesday.

He added that al-Jazeera TV is carrying out the agendas of extremists to execute a conspiracy along with the US against the Arab nation interests and the way of resistance.

Al-Makt called on journalists who work in the Arab-spoken channels of media instigation, including al-Arabiya and al-Jazeera to resign, adding that he dismissed several times a request by the Arab-spoken al-Jazeera to make a similar interview as it represents nothing but "the sheikhdoms of petroleum".

The liberated prisoner al-Makt, the oldest liberated prisoner, spent 27 years in the Israeli occupation prisons under the pretext of resisting the occupation. He was released on August 22nd, 2012.

Mazen Eyon

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2012/09/25/443646.htm