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

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NATO, Turkey, annexation of north Syria like north Cyprus?
(Picture: Smoke rises from bomb explosions during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus on July 20, 1974)


Détention de Marcel Vervloesem : piège Zandvoort

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Wife: Elke Steinmeier (Elke Büdenbender) Administrative Judge
Paul Drude (42) - Journal Annals of Physics

In 1900 he became the editor of the Journal Annals of Physics,
the most prestigious physics journal at this time. From 1901-1905
he was Professor of Physics at the University of Giessen. In 1905
he became director of the Physics Institute of the University of
Berlin. In 1906, at the height of his career, he became a member
of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. A few days after his inauguration
lecture, inexplicably, he committed suicide.

Paul Drude Publisher
Journal Annals of Physics - 1904/05 - On the theory of radiation in moving bodies
Prof. Friedrich Hasenöhrl (Austrian) (41) Physicist - 30 November 1874-07 October 1915

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Hundreds of British jihadis returning from fight in Syria

Hundreds of British jihadis returning from fight in Syria spark terror alert in UK


The terrorism threat to the UK posed by individuals who have trained and fought in Syria is "a big problem" for the security services and police, the immigration minister has said.

James Brokenshire told the BBC "a significant and growing proportion" of their resources was spent on the issue.

He said it was right to be "vigilant" about travel between the UK and Syria.

According to the Sunday Times, security services are "closely monitoring" 250 British-based jihadis linked to Syria.

The authorities are concerned that such people may be radicalised and militarised - and urged by those they come into contact with in Syria to turn their attentions away from the Syrian government and instead attack targets in the West.

Militants with suspected links to al-Qaeda have been heading to war-torn Syria from many other countries since fighting broke out in 2011.

Last week, a video was posted online showing British man Abdul Waheed Majid, who is thought to have carried out a suicide bombing in the city of Aleppo.

The 41-year-old, from Crawley, West Sussex, was believed to have bombed a jail on 6 February.

In an interview with Radio 4's The World This Weekend, Mr Brokenshire said he believed the "security concern" linked to Syria was "likely to be with us for the foreseeable future".

"A significant proportion and a growing proportion of the security services work is linked to Syria in some way," he said.

"This is a big problem that the security services and the police are actively focused on.

"It's why they are vigilant, why they are taking the steps that they are around the border and monitoring travel to and from Syria in the way that they are."

The Sunday Times says the number of individuals being monitored by MI5 and the police is much higher than previously reported, underlining "the growing danger posed by 'extremist tourists'".

Throughout January, 16 people were arrested on suspicion of terror offences after travelling between Syria and the UK - that compares with 24 in the whole of 2013.

Sir Peter Fahy, who leads the Association of Chief Police Officer's "Prevent" strategy on counter-terrorism, told the BBC last month those returning from Syria "may well be charged and investigated, but they will be put into our programmes".

He said those programmes saw police work with local agencies such as schools and youth organisations, "essentially to make sure these people haven't been affected and try and make sure they're not a threat to this country".

Last week, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said there were "a few hundred people going out there".

"They may be injured or killed, but our biggest worry is when they return they are radicalised, they may be militarised, they may have a network of people that train them to use weapons."




United Nations declared war on Libya

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Chemical weapons



The Power Elite Playbook, Việt Nam, a Prototype, Part 6:

The power elite playbook, Viet Nam — democratized and ready to plunder – Deanna Spingola:

Deanna Spingola – The Power Elite Playbook: Viet Nam Plundered: ‘This webpage is not available’

Deanna Spingola February 24, 2008 – Under Ngo Dinh Diem, South Viet Nam’s U.S. puppet:
‘This webpage is not available’

Seeking Compensation for Vietnamese Agent Orange Victims, 52 years on – The Struggle Continues:

Agent Orange Victims Captured In Heartbreaking Portrait Series Decades After Vietnam War:

‘Democratic Freedom': Winston Churchill interviewed in 1939

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The Second World War was still eight months away when Kingsley Martin, the editor of the New Statesman, interviewed Winston Churchill about the need for rearmament and the British attitude to war. Their conversation was published in the NS of 7 January 1939.

Kingsley Martin The country has learnt to associate you with the view that we must all get together as quickly as possible to rearm in defence of democracy. In view of the strength and character of the totalitarian states, is it possible to combine the reality of democratic freedom with efficient military organisation?

Mr Winston Churchill The essential aspects of democracy are the freedom of the individual, within the framework of laws passed by Parliament, to order his life as he pleases, and the uniform enforcement of tribunals independent of the executive. The laws are based on Magna Carta, Habeas Corpus, the Petition of Right and others. Without this foundation there can be no freedom or civilisation, anyone being at the mercy of officials and liable to be spied upon and betrayed even in his own home. As long as these rights are defended, the foundations of freedom are secure. I see no reason why democracies should not be able to defend themselves without sacrificing these fundamental values.

KM One point people are especially afraid of is that free criticism in Parliament and in the press may be sacrificed. The totalitarian states, it is said, are regimented, organised and unhampered, as the Prime Minister suggested the other day, by critics of the Government “who foul their own nest”.

WC Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body; it calls attention to the development of an unhealthy state of things. If it is heeded in time, danger may be averted; if it is suppressed, a fatal distemper may develop.

KM Do you attribute the slowness in preparation of which you complain to any inherent defect in democratic institutions?

WC I am convinced that with adequate leadership, democracy can be a more efficient form of government than Fascism. In this country at any rate the people can readily be convinced that it is necessary to make sacrifices, and they will willingly undertake them if the situation is put clearly and fairly before them. No one can doubt that it was within the power of the National Government at any time within the last seven years to rearm the country at any pace required without resistance from the mass of the people. The difficulty was that the leaders failed to appreciate the need and to warn the people, or were afraid to do their duty, not that the democratic system formed an impediment.

In my view, short-sighted leaders are just as likely to come to the front in Fascist countries as in democracies.

KM You held great executive positions in the last war. From a purely military point of view, should we have been more efficient if employers and employees had both been more regimented and less able to bargain?

WC It may be that greater efficiency in secret military preparations can be achieved in a country with autocratic institutions than by the democratic system. But this advantage is not necessarily great, and it is far outweighed by the strength of a democratic country in a long war. In an autocracy, when the pinch comes, the blame is thrown upon the leader and the system breaks up. In a democratic country the people feel that they are respon­sible, and if they believe in their cause will hold out much longer than the population of Dictator States. Occasional difficulties arose with organised labour, but by working with and through the Trades Unions, these were all settled in a friendly manner. I did not find that the existence of the profit motive on the part of manufacturers in any way hampered the production of munitions. It is true that in the early days orders were sometimes placed and accepted beyond the capacity of the factories to meet. But this was a question of inexperience rather than anything else.

KM I gather that you believe that Britain gained and did not lose from maintaining the structure of democratic institutions during the last war. Do you believe that these institutions could survive in another war? Would Parliament be able to function comparatively normally? How far do you think it would be necessary to compel labour and how far would the state need to go on taking over the control of industry?

WC The next war will presumably be entirely different from the last in that it will have to be carried on whilst the Capital and the greater part of the country are being disturbed by air raids. I see no reason why a censorship much more severe than existed in the last war should be imposed. Parliament would probably find it difficult, indeed dangerous, to meet regularly at Westminster. It might be asked to delegate a part of its day-to-day work to a number of large committees containing members of all the various parties, and to meet as a whole three or four times a year. Of course I am assuming that legislation would be in force “to take the profit out of war”. By “taking the profit out of war” I mean that no one anyhow should come out of it richer than he went in. I do not believe that this would in war-time in any way impair the enthusiasm and drive required from the employers, although it would in peace-time.

KM May I go back now to the question of pre-war preparation? We should all agree on the necessity for many restrictions in war-time, but what about conscription and the compulsion of labour and capital in time of peace? Captain Liddell Hart has remarked that to have conscription to combat Fascism is like cutting our throats to avoid a disease.

WC I see no reason why any essential part of our liberties should be lost by preparations for defence. I do not think we need a great conscript army on the continental model, but we should have besides our regular professional army a considerably larger body of Territorials available for home defence or foreign service in an emergency. In case of war a great army could be built up around such a skeleton. I would not hesitate to fill up the gap by ballot among all the young men of the country of the appropriate age, allowing no substitute whatsoever. Nothing could be more democratic, or more likely to democratise the army. When one remembers that the democracy of France has voluntarily taken two years out of the life of each young man to safeguard its liberties, I cannot see that some such system, which would impose a sacrifice of only a few months on a small fraction of our population, could be regarded as a surrender to Fascism.

KM How much coercion of industry is implied in a Ministry of Supply with special powers? Will it involve state control of raw materials, and compete with the methods the Nazis have so successfully employed in South-East Europe and South America?

WC As you know, I have long pressed for a Ministry of Supply. In my view this should have powers, if necessary, to compel industry to give priority as required to Government contracts for rearmament purposes, and to devote or turn over any necessary portion of its plant to such work.

KM May I pass on to another related subject – ARP? People say that the problem of defending London and other big cities in itself involves regimentation on an enormous scale. That you have to set up an army of petty officers with undefined powers.

WC I think a great mistake has been made in spreading our ARP efforts over the whole country, instead of concentrating on what I should call the target areas. I do not believe any enemy will waste his bombs and effort on killing ordinary citizens just out of spite, when he could obtain a much greater military result by bombing docks, factories, Government offices and the like. I am certain that in the villages the risk will be infinitesimal. Our main effort should be to protect workers in the central parts of London, in the ports, and in the manufacturing districts which will be subject to attack. I should be inclined to consider the building of great underground roads, leading out of London and branching off to various points in the countryside, which would not only serve to evacuate the Capital in time of danger, but could be used as dormitories and refuges for those who were compelled to remain behind. That some steps should be taken to prepare the population for the ordeal of bombing which would probably overtake it on the outbreak of war, seems to be essential. If everybody knows that preparations have been made, and what to do, it seems to me there is less likelihood of inhabitants of the East End believing they will be left in the lurch while the rich look after themselves.

KM People who are not necessarily pacifist are horrified at the idea that we may go into another war with the same kind of generals who were responsible for Passchendaele and other horrors in the last war. They say that they might be prepared to fight for democracy if they were democratically led; but that they are damned if they will be sacrificed again for the Camberley clique that was so horribly inefficient and wasteful in the last war. Do you think it is possible to democratise the army?

WC It is quite true, I know, that many people consider that the cadre of officers is selected from too narrow a class. I have always taken the view that merit should be rewarded by promotion in the army as in any other profession. I support this not only from the point of view of democratising the army, but mainly because I think it leads to efficiency such as no other system can achieve.

KM May I ask one more question of a more general character? Most of us feel that if there is a war it will be so destructive that the very substance of our civilisation, let alone our democracy, is likely to be destroyed. Clearly the great object is to prevent war. Is it possible in your view still to regard these military preparations, not as the acceptance of inevit­able war, but merely as a necessary complement of a policy which may keep the peace?

WC I fear that failure to rearm Britain is bound to lead to war. Had we strengthened our defences earlier, the arms race need never have arisen. We should have come to a settlement with Germany while she was still disarmed. I think it is still possible, with a strong Britain and France, to preserve the peace of Europe.

KM Is it not true historically that an armaments race leads to war?

WC To say that an arms race always leads to war seems to me to be putting the cart before the horse. A government resolved to attain ends detrimental to its neighbours, which does not shrink from the possibility of war, makes preparations for war, its neighbours take defensive action, and you say an arms race is beginning. But this is the symptom of the intention of one government to challenge or destroy its neighbours, not the cause of the conflict. The pace is set by the potential aggressor, and, failing collective action by the rest of the world to resist him, the alternatives are an arms race or surrender. War is very terrible, but stirs a proud people. There have been periods in our history when we have given way for a long time, but a new and formidable mood arises . . .

KM A bellicose mood?

WC A mood of “Thus far, and no farther”. It is only by the spirit of resistance that man has learnt to stand upright, and instead of walking on all fours to assume an erect posture.

KM Do you think it possible to concentrate mainly on defence with the idea that we should be less afraid of attack and therefore able to stand up for ourselves without preparing to bomb other people?

WC I cannot subscribe to the idea that it might be possible to dig ourselves in and make no preparations for anything other than passive defence. It is the theory of the turtle, which is disproved at every Lord Mayor’s Banquet. If the enemy can attack as and when he pleases without fear of reprisals, we should become the whipping-boy of Europe.

We need shelters and tunnels, but crouching in a shelter is not a fighting posture. Quite apart from the fact that we could never defend our dependencies on such lines, we should be exposed to inevitable defeat. Every nation of the world would have an incentive to have a free cut at the melon. War is horrible, but slavery is worse, and you may be sure that the British people would rather go down fighting than live in servitude.


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A decade has passed since the invasion of Iraq...


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David Rockefeller and Bilderberg


In 1991 David Rockefeller said at the Bilderberg meeting in Essen:  “We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”


Latest News Geneva 2: Syria wants a serious discussion

Al-Zoubi : We have clear directives from President al-Assad to work for the success of political track

Geneva,Jan 24, 2014 (SANA) - Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said Friday we are in Geneva because we want to defend our country and people, it is important to move the wheel of a serious discussion.

The Minister added in a statement to journalists : " We are insisting on the success of the political track and we have no intentions to complicate it", affirming : " We have clear directives from President Bashar al-Assad to work for the success of this track",

Minister al-Zoubi said : " We came to Geneva with an open mind and a free, sovereign and independent national will and no one, neither major countries and institutions, nor regional states, can dictate its language and conditions on us at all", adding "There is no meaning for any political process or step as long as guns and swords are still put on the necks of the citizens",

The Information Minister stressed : " The dialogue in Damascus is going on and we will work to deepen it with all opposition parties which weren't invited to Geneva conference".


(The website of Sana was blocked yesterday. That happens regularly, as information from the Western press is a real misleading war campaign against Syria) 

Saudi Arabian women raise their voices


Saudi Arabia that, with American and Israeli military support, is responsible for the war on Syria, is one of the worst countries for women

Saudi Arabia’s oppression of women goes way beyond its ban on driving

October 28, 2013

For the second time in three years, dozens of Saudi women are getting behind the wheel to protest their country’s practice of forbidding driver’s licenses for women. The de facto ban on female drivers is Saudi Arabia’s best-known restriction against women, a symbol of the larger system of gender-based law that makes it one of the worst countries for women, according to the World Economic Forum’s annual report on gender rights.
Saudi Arabia’s restrictions on women go far, far beyond just driving, though. It’s part of a larger system of customs and laws that make women heavily reliant on men for their basic, day-to-day survival. This video, produced by Amnesty U.K. in 2011, a few months after Saudi women’s rights activists staged their last protest drive, helps explain just how it works to be a woman in Saudi Arabia. (Fair warning, the video has an offbeat sense of humor, which I wrote about here.)

If you couldn’t make it through the video, here’s the rundown: each Saudi woman has a “male guardian,” typically their father or brother or husband, who has the same sort of legal power over her that a parent has over a child. She needs his formal permission to travel, work, go to school or get medical treatment. She’s also dependent on him for everything: money, housing, and, because the driving ban means she needs a driver to go anywhere, even the ability to go to the store or visit a friend.
It’s one thing for women to depend on men to go anywhere, putting their movement under male veto power. But it’s quite another when they also must have a man’s approval to travel abroad, get a job or do just about anything that involves being outside of the home. It consigns women to second-class-citizenship, which is unfortunately common in a number of countries, but goes a step further in Saudi Arabia. Saudi women have many of their most basic rights reduced to probationary privileges, granted only if the man who is assigned as their “guardian” feels like granting them. And because women are typically forbidden to interact with men who are not family members, they’ve got little to no recourse beyond that guardian. The almost complete lack of political rights doesn’t help, either.

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Latest news Syria: Syrian Arab News Agency


Latest news of the Syrian Arab News Agency (which is regularly blocked)


- Geneva2 begins with particpation of Syria's offical delegation, headed by al-Moallem 

- Al-Moallem : Counterterrorism priority for all Syrians , Wang: No foreign solution can be imposed on Syrians

- PM stresses Syria’s commitment to enhance relations with China

- Minister Haidar: US prevented genuine national opposition inside from attending Geneva 2

- Syrian officials visit a number of religious institutions in Sydnaya city 

- Army eliminates terrorists, destroys their weapons and hideouts

- New batch of Russian humanitarian aid to displaced Syrians arrives in Beirut

- Culture Minister: We face the crisis through promoting cultural activities 

- 5 citizens martyred, others injured in terrorist car bomb in Hasaka

- Al-Moallem to Ban Ki-moon: Need to prioritize combating terrorism

- Shaaban: Some points in Geneva1 communique still valid, reality requires change in priorities

- Al-Jaafari: Geneva 2 is required to help Syrian people, end terrorism

- Assistant Health Minister: illegal entry of medicines, vaccinations curb efforts to control transmitted diseases

- Syrians, home and abroad, support homeland in confronting terrorism 

- China affirms importance of avoiding imposing foreign solution to crisis in Syria

- Lavrov: Russia's partners understand importance of internal opposition's joining Geneva2

- Rohani : No state can determine Syria's destiny on behalf of the Syrians 

- Geneva2, Russia:we want to preserve Syria as sovereign state..China:Solution in Syria political

- Iran : Any regional move on Syria should put counterterrorism on top priorities 

- Information Minister: Some delegations seemed like ambassadors for terrorist groups


Russian humanitarian aid 



The United States needs a regime change


Over 3,000 US prisoners serving life without parole for non-violent crimes

ACLU report chronicles thousands of lives ruined by life sentences for crimes such as shoplifting or possession of a crack pipe

13 November 2013

At about 12.40pm on 2 January 1996, Timothy Jackson took a jacket from the Maison Blanche department store in New Orleans, draped it over his arm, and walked out of the store without paying for it. When he was accosted by a security guard, Jackson said: “I just needed another jacket, man.”

A few months later Jackson was convicted of shoplifting and sent to Angola prison in Louisiana. That was 16 years ago. Today he is still incarcerated in Angola, and will stay there for the rest of his natural life having been condemned to die in jail. All for the theft of a jacket, worth $159.

Jackson, 53, is one of 3,281 prisoners in America serving life sentences with no chance of parole for non-violent crimes. Some, like him, were given the most extreme punishment short of execution for shoplifting; one was condemned to die in prison for siphoning petrol from a truck; another for stealing tools from a tool shed; yet another for attempting to cash a stolen cheque.

“It has been very hard for me,” Jackson wrote to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as part of its new report on life without parole for non-violent offenders. “I know that for my crime I had to do some time, but a life sentence for a jacket value at $159. I have met people here whose crimes are a lot badder with way less time.”

Senior officials at Angola prison refused to allow the Guardian to speak to Jackson, on grounds that it might upset his victims – even though his crime was victim-less. But his sister Loretta Lumar did speak to the Guardian. She said that the last time she talked by phone with her brother he had expressed despair. “He told me, 'Sister, this has really broke my back. I'm ready to come out.'”

Lumar said that she found her brother's sentence incomprehensible. “This doesn't make sense to me. I know people who have killed people, and they get a lesser sentence. That doesn't make sense to me right there. You can take a life and get 15 or 16 years. He takes a jacket worth $159 and will stay in jail forever. He didn't kill the jacket!”

The ACLU's report, A Living Death, chronicles the thousands of lives ruined and families destroyed by the modern phenomenon of sentencing people to die behind bars for non-violent offences. It notes that contrary to the expectation that such a harsh penalty would be meted out only to the most serious offenders, people have been caught in this brutal trap for sometimes the most petty causes.

Ronald Washington, 48, is also serving life without parole in Angola, in his case for shoplifting two Michael Jordan jerseys from a Foot Action sportswear store in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 2004. Washington insisted at trial that the jerseys were reduced in a sale to $45 each – which meant that their combined value was below the $100 needed to classify the theft as a felony; the prosecution disagreed, claiming they were on sale for $60 each, thus surpassing the $100 felony minimum and opening him up to a sentence of life without parole.

“I felt as though somebody had just taken the life out of my body,” Washington wrote to the ACLU about the moment he learnt his fate. “I seriously felt rejected, neglected, stabbed right through my heart.”

He added: “It's a very lonely world, seems that nobody cares. You're never ever returning back into society. And whatever you had or established, its now useless, because you're being buried alive at slow pace.”

Louisiana, where both Washington and Jackson are held, is one of nine states where prisoners are serving life without parole sentences for non-violent offences (other states with high numbers are Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina). An overwhelming proportion of those sentences – as many as 98% in Louisiana – were mandatory: in other words judges had no discretion but to impose the swingeing penalties.

The warden of Angola prison, Burl Cain, has spoken out in forthright terms against a system that mandates punishment without any chance of rehabilitation. He told the ACLU: “It's ridiculous, because the name of our business is 'corrections' – to correct deviant behaviour. If I'm a successful warden and I do my job and we correct the deviant behaviour, then we should have a parole hearing. I need to keep predators in these big old prisons, not dying old men.”

The toll is not confined to the state level: most of those non-violent inmates held on life without parole sentences were given their punishments by the federal government. More than 2,000 of the 3,281 individuals tracked down on these sentences by the ACLU are being held in the federal system. Overall, the ACLU has calculated that taxpayers pay an additional $1.8bn to keep the prisoners locked up for the rest of their lives.

Read more at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/13/us-prisoners-sentences-life-non-violent-crimes

Jewish Voice for Peace: War on Iran


Ask 41 U.S. senators to stand strong and support diplomacy over war

As I write this, the U.S. Senate is just eight votes shy of a veto-proof bill that could send the U.S. to war over Iran.

This AIPAC-backed bill would torpedo ongoing diplomatic efforts and open the way to military action and further draconian sanctions. The results could be disastrous for everyone.

The good news is that outrage is growing, and 21 senators have come out against pro-war bill S.1881. But there is a chance it could reach a veto-proof majority. Unless we act now, the 20 senators who have not signed yet could succumb to the march to war. Can you sign this petition to tell them to stand strong ?

Click here: http://www.JVP.org/Iran

This legislation is being pushed by Israel lobby groups who want a pretext for Israel to take military action against Iran. Remarkably, it would pre-commit the United States to military involvement should Israel attack.

If we get at least 15,000 to sign this petition, we’ll take out ads in a major political news outlet to show that American Jews and our allies oppose the bill, and support diplomacy over war.

Click here: http://www.JVP.org/Iran

An interim deal brokered by the U.N. Security Council has already begun implementation, with Iran taking steps to roll back its nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief.

But S.1881 (the "Nuclear Weapon-Free Iran Act of 2013") has the support of 59 of 60 co-sponsors needed for it to pass.

Click here: http://www.JVP.org/Iran and help stop the march to war.


War on Iran

March 7, 2012 - AIPAC pushing for war with Iran? http://rt.com/usa/aipac-war-iran-israel-917/

January 20, 2014 - Geneva 2 Syria: A UN spokesperson announced that UN chief Ban Ki-moon has withdrawn his invitation for Iran.

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China and Russia will stop western imperialism

Russian/Chinese prevention of Syrian invasion: historic event – Rick Rozoff

Russian/Chinese prevention of Syrian invasion: historic event – Rick Rozoff

January 13, 2014

On the surface it appears that US/NATO lost in Afghanistan. But did they? According to US/NATO’s own assessments and statements Afghanistan has proven to be the testing ground for developing interoperability between NATO members and over 50 nations which provided military forces for the ongoing war in Afghanistan and the consolidation of an international military strike force. Heroin production has also increased 40 fold and has devastated the peoples of many countries while providing black monies for secret operations. There are reports that there is a possible drug route from Afghanistan, through the air base in Manas in Kyrgyzstan and into the Balkans, probably Kosovo, which is used to get Afghan opium and heroin to market with Hashim Thaçi directly implicated. According to Voice of Russia regular contributor Rick Rozoff, the lack of oversight of US military installations, such as Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo, makes it possible, if the US wants, to place even tactical nuclear weapons closer to the Russian or Iranian border. In part 2 of a 2013 year end summary Mr. Rozoff discusses those issues and more and cites Russian and Chinese moves to prevent an invasion of Syria as a major historical turning point.


This is John Robles, you are listening to an interview with Rick Rozoff, the owner and manager of the stop NATO website and international mailing list. This is part 2 of an interview in progress. You can find the rest of this interview on our website at voiceofrussia.com

Robles: Two points I’d like to make and then you can continue any way you’d like. You said you wanted to speak about the human toll, the heroin wreaks on the world. The US taxpayers have spent, as far as I know, the figures I saw were about $7 billion in fighting narcotics production; opium production, heroin production – in Afghanistan. I believe that figure is correct, if I’m wrong, please, tell me. So, they weren’t there to stop heroin production. They weren’t there to get rid of the Taliban, while making secret deals with them and they are going to come back in power even more powerful than they were before. So, what was the real point of 12 years in Afghanistan then?

Rozoff: Well, I mean, I know what the answer to that is, but it is not what generally is offered as an explanation for the invasion, the occupation, of Afghanistan. To read between the lines slightly all one needs to do is read Anders Fogh Rasmussen or any other NATO official on their website. I invite people to visit the NATO website, this is where you are going to find out the truth but you may have to decipher it a bit.

And what you hear again and again is that Afghanistan has proven the testing ground or the training ground for developing interoperability between NATO members and partners. Again, over 50 nations provided military forces for NATO in the ongoing war in Afghanistan. And what NATO walks away from… the Afghans, of course, have suffered a disastrous period, the region likewise and the world security has certainly not gained in any manner from this, but  NATO has walked away by having fused or integrated military units from 50 different countries.

People without any sense of history may not appreciate the significance of that fact, but for a moment, active belligerents, even in WW II, for example, I’d be surprised if formally there were more than 20 on the side of the Allies and now you’ve got 50 serving in one country, under one military command – NATO. That’s what NATO used Afghanistan for. It was simply a training ground for consolidating an international military strike force, what is referred to as the NATO Response Force, the nucleus of which will be this 50-nation alliance that NATO was able to put together inside Afghanistan.

On the question of the human toll of heroin, I’ll be brief on that but I’ll be personal. I worked in the past as a substance abuse counselor. I worked at methadone maintenance clinic. I know what heroin addiction does to people. I’ve seen young women out prostituting themselves. I’ve seen young babies left in their own feces and so forth as their parents are hunting down a fix. I know what heroin does to people. And if you multiply that on the level of hundreds of thousands or millions, and this is what is happening, this is the untold cost of the Afghan war.

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John Robles

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U.S. backs al-Qaeda in spreading chaos in Syria

jihadists-fk-islamic-terrorists.jpgU.S. backs al-Qaeda in spreading chaos in Syria, while forcing Iraq to accept support from the U.S. to control the chaos...

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has all but declared war on the the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), stating that he and his government will continue the fight against the terrorist group which has taken over parts of the city of Fallujah. Such is the concern of the recent developments in the nation that the USA has declared it will speed up weapon and hardware deliveries in a bid to push back the fundamentalist terrorists.

The crisis in Iraq came to a head last week when fighters belonging to the terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) began to attack police stations in the city of Fallujah in central Iraq, taking de facto control of large parts of the city away from the central government, raising their flags on government buildings and declaring their own independent Islamic state following increased fighting in the west of Iraq. The attacks have split the population between those who support the Islamist terrorists and Sharia law, and those who fear for their future under an ISIL-controlled Fallujah.

In reaction to events in the city which lies just 69 km away from the capital Baghdad, PM al-Maliki has made a number of declarations on television declaring that “We will continue this fight because we believe that al-Qaeda and its allies represent evil” in conjunction with a number of air strikes and shelling operations against parts of the city as tanks and artillery amassed at the edge of the city ready for a potential assault should local residents and forces located in the city not first expel the terrorists in the city. Al-Maliki is reported to have halted the shelling following the request of local tribal leaders, however the amount of time these local leader have before the Iraqi army launch their own attack on terrorists is not known.

Should the order come from the government, the Iraqi Army may very well have support from the USA, whose own forces fought a long and bloody campaign to capture the city following their invasion in 2003. According to news from Reuters, the US government has announced that it will fast-track shipments of military equipment to the Middle Eastern nation, equipment which would include missiles and drones, in order to rid the city of the yet unknown number of terrorist militants.


USA and Al Qaeda: Holy Alliance:


Syrian Government: Health Ministry sends medical shipment to Aleppo

Health Ministry sends medical shipment to Aleppo province

Damascus, Jan 2, 2014 (SANA) - Health Ministry announced that it sent a medical shipment to Aleppo province on Thursday to support the health services offered in the public hospitals to the citizens in Aleppo and restore the strategic stockpile of medicine and medical equipment at the health institution in Aleppo.

In a statement, Health Minister Saad al-Nayef said that the shipment consists of 3 trucks loaded with medicine that enable health institutions to continue offering medical duties to the citizens in Aleppo.

Al-Nayef pointed out that the Ministry during the last year sent 484 medical shipments to all provinces, including 18 to Aleppo, in a way to guarantee meeting the medical citizens' needs.

B. Mousa/ Mazen



Gaddafi was murdered


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Gaddafi was arrested and murdered shortly after his vehicles which were trying to escape his native town Sirte, were hit by a NATO air strike. French defense chief said French jet fired on Gaddafi convoy, AP reported.

Libya: ‘Process of change and democratic future’

Democratic transition… 

October 21, 2011 – US and NATO murder Muammar Gaddafi

October 24, 2011 - The US and Gaddafi: - The murderer calls for an investigation of the crime

July 17, 2012 – USA and Al Qaeda: Holy Alliance


Pan Arab Unity will stop American colonialism


Magnum Photo: SYRIA. Damascus. Union between Syria and Egypt. Portrait of President of Egypt Gamal Abdel NASSER. 1958.

Gamal Abdel Nasser led the 1952 Egyptian revolution that overthrew the corrupt and ineffective monarchy of King Farouk. Nasser was born into a working-class family in Asyut province. His father was a postal clerk. Nasser graduated from the Royal Military Academy in Cairo and served in the Sudan. He fought in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War at Falluja, where Egyptian forces held out against Israel until the war's end. After the 1948 war, Nasser and other junior officers blamed King Farouk for the war's substandard weaponry and lack of military strategy.

Nasser was one of the founders of the secret Free Officers group that was determined to oust Farouk and set Egypt on a different path. Although the older and better-known Brigadier-General Muhammad Naguib was put forward to the public as the head of the officers' group, Nasser was in fact the acknowledged leader. He was known for carefully listening to all viewpoints and then making decisions. On July 22, 1952, the Free Officers overthrew the monarchy in a practically bloodless coup d'état. A Revolutionary Command Council (RCC) was established with Naguib as its head. Nasser and Naguib clashed over whether to keep a parliamentary system or to establish a one-party state with populist support, a course Nasser favored. The majority of the officers favored Nasser, and a single party, the Liberation Rally, was established in 1953. After a failed assassination attempt on Nasser in 1954, the Muslim Brotherhood, with whom Naguib had close ties, was banned, and Naguib was removed from power. A new constitution was implemented in 1956 and Nasser was elected president by a huge majority of Egyptian voters. He was twice reelected to the position. A highly charismatic figure and a brilliant speaker in colloquial Arabic, Nasser was extremely popular with the majority of Egyptians and among average Arabs everywhere.

Not an ideologue, Nasser was a pragmatic political leader who sought to develop Egypt economically and socially. He moved toward socialism and the Soviet Union after his requests for military aid had been rebuffed by the United States. His regime jailed members of both the Egyptian Communist Party and the Muslim Brotherhood on the right.

After attending the Bandung Conference in 1955, Nasser joined with Jawaharlal Nehru of India and Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia in championing positive neutralism, in which Third World nations would not forge solid alliances with either the United States or the Soviet Union in the cold war but would instead act in their own best interests. Neither of the superpowers liked this approach, but the United States was particularly hostile to it. Steering a neutral course, Nasser opposed the Western-led CENTO/Baghdad Pact and opposed Arab regimes such as the Hashemite monarchies in Iraq and Jordan and the conservative, extremely pro-Western Saudi Arabian monarchy.

Nasser also spoke of Egypt belonging to three circles: the Arab, African, and Islamic worlds. Under Nasser, Egypt became a center for African and Arab political leaders and students. Although he was personally a devout Muslim, Nasser was committed to secular government and persecuted Islamists, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, which sought to establish a state based on Muslim religious law and practice.

Like all Arab leaders, Nasser supported the Palestinian cause and their right to self-determination. He permitted some fedayeen (self-sacrificers) guerrilla attacks from the Egyptian-administered Gaza Strip in Israel, but he also recognized the superiority of Israel's military. Consequently he initially sought, through back channels, to negotiate settlements to the conflict with Israel. Israel insisted on face-to-face negotiations, and the attempts all failed.

In 1956 after the United States had refused to grant aid for building the Aswān Dam, Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal. The nationalization led to the 1956 Arab-Israeli War, in which Great Britain, France, and Israel jointly attacked Egypt. The war was a military loss for Egypt but a political victory after which Nasser became indisputably the most popular man in the entire Arab world.

Conservative pro-Western monarchies: Jordan and Saudi Arabia

During the so-called Arab cold war Nasser's influence dominated the liberal, progressive, and socialist governments in Syria and elsewhere, versus the conservative pro-Western monarchies, including Jordan and Saudi Arabia. In 1957, relations with King Saud from Saudi Arabia became antagonistic as the latter began to fear that Nasser's increasing popularity in Saudi Arabia was a genuine threat to the royal family's survival. Despite opposition from the governments of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Lebanon, Nasser maintained his prestige among their citizens and those of other Arab countries. With the formation of the United Arab Republic of Egypt and Syria in 1958, Nasser perhaps reached the peak of his popularity.

Following the devastating military losses in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Nasser accepted responsibility and resigned. Massive and generally spontaneous public demonstrations calling for his return led him to resume the Egyptian presidency, but he never regained the unquestioning support throughout the Arab world that he had previously enjoyed.

In 1970 Nasser was called upon to mediate a truce between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and King Hussein of Jordan in the bloody war between the two. Shortly thereafter he suffered a massive heart attack, in part brought on by the tensions of the negotiation, and died in late September. Although Nasser was mistrusted and opposed in most of the West and Israel, millions of mourning Egyptians joined his funeral cortege. The legacy of Nasserism, secular pan-Arab nationalism, and state-directed socialism, spread throughout most of the Arab world during Nasser's lifetime, but declined and, except in Lebanon, largely diminished after his death.



July 17, 2012 – USA and Al Qaeda: Holy Alliance:

June 25, 2013 – Saudi Arabia: ‘Syrian rebels must be armed’:

November 7, 2013 – Syria: Saudi Arabia to spend millions to train new rebel force:


Latest News Syria: Homs, Aleppo...

Army continues operations against terrorists' gatherings around country

Dec 23, 2013, Provinces (SANA) – Large-scale and precise military operations were carried out on Monday against terrorists, killing dozens of them and destroying their weapons in several areas around the country.

Precise operations against terrorists in Aleppo

A military source told SANA that armed terrorist groups were killed in the area surrounding Aleppo Central Prison, the Industrial City of al-Sheikh Najar, the villages of Mare'a, Mayer, al-Zarzour and Baideen.

In the meantime, other army units destroyed in precise operations a number of cars loaded with weapons and ammunition to the west of al-Bab city, al-Mansoura, Hailan, Castello, Erbid, al-Jdeideh and Khan al-Asal.

The source added that army units killed dozens of terrorists and injured others in Hanano residential compound, and the neighborhoods of al-Haydariyeh, al-Jandoul, Karm al-Jazmati, Bustan al-Qaser, al-Sheikh Said and Bani Zaid in Aleppo city.

Terrorists eliminated in Homs province

Eight terrorists were eliminated in Homs, among them a terrorist nicknamed Abu Kinan, in a military operation against the terrorists’ hideouts in al-Ghasbiyeh village, while another army unit destroyed terrorists’ gatherings with all the weapons and ammunition near the Industrial school in al-Rastan, Abu Hawadid village and al-Ken mount.

Army units destroyed terrorists’ cars loaded with weapons and ammunition in the village of Kisin, killing all the terrorists inside them.

Terrorists were killed and injured in a military operation against terrorists’ hideouts near Shamsi Bacha Mosque in al-Kusour neighborhood in Homs city.

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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.





January 27, 2012 - Gulf States to arm Syrian opposition?

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.

June 25, 2013 – Saudi Arabia: ‘Syrian rebels must be armed’

November 7, 2013 – Syria: Saudi Arabia to spend millions to train new rebel force

December 12, 2013 – Why Is Saudi Arabia Buying 15,000 U.S. Anti-Tank Missiles for a War It Will Never Fight?

December 18, 2013 – Ambassador: Saudi Ready to Act ‘With or Without’ West

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.


Latest News: Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN

Al-Jaafari: Mandela's glorious deeds will have victory

Dec 19, 2013

New York, (SANA) – Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari, stressed that former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, was "a man of many peoples,  as he influenced every person in the world', adding that his glorious deeds will have victory.

In a statement he delivered on behalf of the Asian Pacific Group, being its chair for this month, during a session held at the UN to honor Nelson Mandela, al-Jaafari said,  "Mandela constituted a national and global phenomenon that influenced all of us whose free spirit and bravery have crossed all borders and touched the life of many peoples.'

Al-Jaafari called for forgetting hostilities and bitterness and embracing human amity and constructive work, adding "let us follow the path of Mandela who said  "As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison."



Latest News Syria: Greek Orthodox Archbishop

Archbishop Hanna stresses need to solver crisis in Syria peacefully

Dec 14, 2013

Occupied Jerusalem, (SANA) – Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia, Atallah Hanna, reiterated the need to solve the crisis in Syria through peaceful means away from extremism as to ensure the unity of the country.

Meeting a German church delegation, archbishop Hanna said “We support any effort exerted for peace in Syria and stopping the bloodshed. We support solving the crisis in peaceful way that ensures the unity of the country, away from violence and extremism.”

He hoped that the members of the delegation will spare no effort for the release of the abducted bishops and the Maaloula nuns, stressing that those who are committing such acts do not represent any religion as all religions renounce terrorism and killing.

M. Nassr/ M. Ismael

Peace Talks...


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Latest News Syria: prosecution of armed groups

December 7, 2013

The Syrian Arab army on Saturday resumed its national duty in hunting the armed terrorist groups in different Syrian cities.

Army achieves new progress in Idleb

A military source told SANA that the army units have achieved new progress near Abu al-Dohour Airport in Idleb countryside.

The source said that large numbers of terrorists were killed in the areas of Um Jreen, al-Hamidyeh, Maarat-masareen, Baya'at al-Sukhna, Abu Jora, Baya'at al-Dandash and al-Ja'kyeh in Idleb countryside.

An army unit killed 4 terrorists and injured others and destroyed a number of vehicles equipped with machineguns on Idleb-al-Mastouma road.

In Harem city, a number of terrorists were killed after clashed erupted between two terrorist groups. Terrorists Ahmad al-Shaker and Mohammad Samir Aliko were identified among the dead.

The source said that an army unit eliminated the members of an armed terrorist group, adding that the terrorists were planting explosive devices on al-Mastouma-al-Qarmed Factroy road.

Two explosive devices weighing about 45 kg were dismantled on the same road, the source said.

Jabhet al-Nusra terrorists killed in Lattakia

The army units eliminated members of armed terrorist groups, many of them of the Tunisian and Pakistani nationalities, in Lattakia countryside.

A military source told SANA that the army eliminated the members of an armed terrorist group in the town of Kanasba and destroyed three vehicles, one of which was loaded with rockets. Among the killed terrorists were Mohammad al-Tallal, Abdo al-Ashra, Abdul-Majeed al-Fadli and Majed al-Majbour.

A number of terrorists were also killed in the town of al-GHaneema, a warehouse containing rockets, mines, explosive devices and three vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns was destroyed in the same area. Terrorists Abu Ibrahim al-Lazikani, Abu Anas al-Jiblawi and Abdullah al-Haffar were identified among the dead.

In the towns of al-Mazyan and al-Bashoura, the army destroyed an ammunition and mines warehouse along with 11 vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition and killed scores of terrorists, among them were Abu Khaled al-Saraqibi, Abu Mohammad al-Jezrawi, Suleiman al-Khaled, in addition to the Tunisian terrorists Abu Turab and Abu Salem, of the leaders of Jabhet al-Nusra in Lattakia northern countryside.

Meanwhile, the army units destroyed a terrorists' hideout in the town of al-Hour and eliminated a number of terrorists, among them was the Pakistani terrorist Hased Abdul-Rasoul, one of the leaders of "al-Muhajireen Battalion" which is affiliated to Jabhet al-Nusra.

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Latest News Syria: the abduction of the nuns

December 6, 2013

Moscow, (SANA)- Russian President's Special Representative for the Middle East, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said the abduction of the nuns of St. Thecla Convent in Maaloula town in Damascus Countryside is a criminal act that necessitates unifying the efforts to impose the severest penalty on the perpetrators and their supporters.

In an interview with SANA reporter on the sidelines of an annual meeting of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, held by Moscow branch of the Society on Thursday, Bogdanov said his country directly condemned "the crime which the extremists committed" in attacking St. Thecla convent and kidnapping the nuns and Mother Belagia.

"We consider this as a totally unacceptable criminal act that must not only be condemned, as we rather believe that its perpetrators and their supporters must receive the severest punishment," he added.

"We are waiting for quick and effective measures to release the abductees hoping for understanding by all of our partners to unify our efforts so as to reach their immediate release," said Bogdanov.

He voiced Russia's support for all the spectra of the Syrian people with all the "sects and representatives of other religions".

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Jihad Syria: Turkey, Saudi-Arabia and US

'Signs are increasing that Ankara is gradually, albeit somewhat reluctantly, giving up its support for the radical Islamist group known as Jabhat al-Nusra, which it once promoted as the most effective force in Syria againts Bashar al-Assa.'


Syria: Turkish authorities continue to facilitate flow of terrorists and arms to Syria

December 6, 2013

Damascus, (SANA) 

Foreign and Expatriates Ministry denounced as 'reprehensible' the ongoing Turkish authorities' involvement in supporting the armed terrorist groups in Syria.

In two identical letters addressed to the UN Secretary-General and President of the United Nations Security Council, the ministry said the Turkish government continues, according to confirmed and documented reports, to offer training and logistical support to the armed terrorist groups.

The Turkish authorities are still providing terrorists with safe havens and facilitating the flow of terrorists and arms into Syria which, the letters said ''constitutes a flagrant violation of the international legitimacy resolutions, including the UNSC resolution No. 1373.''

The ministry cited several border crossings that the Turkish authorities are facilitating the passage of terrorists and arms through, including Bab al-Hawa, al-Fawz, Ein al-Bayda, Kherbet al-Jouz, al-Rihanieh, Ghazaleh, Tal al-Dahab and Atma.

The ministry said that the terrorist attacks stopped at nothing, targeting hospitals, educational institutions, worshiping places and diplomatic missions' headquarters, not sparing even children in their schools and school buses.

The Foreign Ministry urged the international community to assume its responsibilities and undertake prompt measures according to the powers vested in it to combat terrorism targeting the Syrian people and state.

M. Ismael


November 7, 2013 - 'Turkey’s Flirtation with Syrian Jihadism':


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:

The American-Saoudi Arabian 'Civil War' in Syria

June 20, 2013 - 'Syrian Rebels: We've Received Heavy Weapons from Saudis': 
The first delivery of heavy weapons has arrived on Syria’s front lines following President Barack Obama’s decision to put Western military might behind the official opposition, rebels told the British Daily Telegraph. More have now arrived, confirming reports that the White House has lifted an unofficial embargo on its Gulf allies sending heavy weapons to the rebels. “We now have supplies from Saudi Arabia,” a rebel source said. “We have been told more weapons are on their way, even higher-end missiles.” European Union foreign ministers agreed at the end of May to lift an arms embargo in order to supply weapons to Syrian rebels, but British Foreign Secretary William Hague said at the time that "no immediate decision" would be made on sending arms to the rebels.  "Terrorists will return to Europe with fighting experience and extremist ideologies," President Assad told the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

November 7, 2013- Saudi Arabia to spend millions to train new rebel force - Syrian, Arab and western sources say the intensifying Saudi effort is focused on Jaysh al-Islam (the Army of Islam or JAI), created in late September by a union of 43 Syrian groups. Diplomats and experts warned that there are serious doubts about its prospects as well as fears of "blowback" by extremists returning from Syria. The Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, is also pressing the US to drop its objections to supplying anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles to the JAI. Jordan is being urged to allow its territory to be used as a supply route into neighbouring Syria. (The Guardian)

November 10, 2013 - 'The CIA is Leading Massive Arms Deliveries to Rebels in Syria, Saudi Arabia is Training Terrorists':


Latest News Syria: Military operations against terrorists

December 3, 2013

Provinces, (SANA) – The Armed Forces on Monday intensified their operations against terrorists' gatherings in many areas around the country, killing dozens and eliminating terrorists groups completely.

Army eliminates terrorists in Daraa

A unit of the armed forces killed 3 terrorists, one of them a sniper, during pursuing armed terrorist groups who attempted to sneak into al-Manshiyeh neighborhood in Daraa city.

Army units restore security and stability to several villages in al-Quneitra countryside

Units of the armed forces, with the support of the national defense, restored security and stability to al-Smadiyeh al-Sharqieh, Rasm al-Baghal, Rasm al-Khould, Rsm al-Sholi and Mamtneh villages in al-Qunetira countryside after destroying the last terrorists' gatherings there.

An official source told SANA that the army units gained control over the villages and destroyed large amounts of weapons and ammunition, while other army units continued hunting terrorists in Um Batina village, killing and injuring scores of them.

Army units eliminate many of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Deir Ezzor countryside

Units of the armed forces eliminated many of Jabhat al-Nusra and " Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham" terrorists in Deir Ezzor countryside.

An official source told SANA that an army unit destroyed two cars equipped with heavy machineguns and killed 11 terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and " Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham" in Kabajib area on Deir Ezzor-Homs, including Mkhlif Saleh Suleiman al-Ali, Nasir Mohammad al-Taif and Ismael Ahmad al-Abrahimi.

The source added that another army unit killed all member of an armed terrorist group on Deir Ezzor-al-Mayaden road, including Azaz Aboud al-Matar.

Army destroys terrorists' den in Hasaka countryside

A unit of the armed forces carried out operation against a terrorists' den in Jelak area in Qamishli countryside, killing and injuring most of the terrorists inside it.

Army units destroy terrorists' equipment in Aleppo

Units of the armed forces destroyed terrorists' rocket launch-pads, mortars and cars along with the weapons and ammunition inside them in Aleppo countryside.

A military source told SANA that an army unit clashed with terrorists who were attempting to sneak into al-Sayyed Ali neighborhood.

The source added that the army units destroyed rocket launch -pads, mortars and weapons loaded with cars in al-Kastilo and Deir Hafer.

The source pointed out that the army unit killed large number of terrorists in the Old Aleppo, al-Mansoura, Hadadin and Handarat.

Scores of terrorists were eliminated in Idleb countryside

Units of the armed forces carried out operations against terrorists' dens and gatherings in Tranbeh and Sarmen towns, in addition to destroying 3 cars loaded with weapons in Taftanaz and Saraqib.

The source added that the army units eliminated many terrorists in Doeir al-Akrad, Salmo, al-Shoeiha and al-Mjas towns and villages.

Army units eliminate terrorists in destroy their hideouts in Damascus Countryside

An army unit eliminated an armed terrorist group, killing 53 terrorists in Bustan al-Basha and near al-Salam Mosque in Barzeh neighborhood in Damascus, while another army operation in the same area resulted in the death of a number of terrorists including group leader Ammar Askar, Salah al-Aswad and Noureddin Awad.

Tawfiq Salah, a terrorist group leader, Ahmad Amrini from Palestine, and the terrorists Abdul-Rahman Zaza, Anas al-Jairoudi, Suleiman Salehani and Mones Harhour were identified among the dead.

Army units eliminated all members of armed terrorist group including Tarek Karimeh by the Damascus-Homs highway near al-Nabek in Damascus Countryside, in addition to eliminating terrorists in Deir Attieh farms, among them Mohammad Rizq.

Army unit destroyed a terrorist gathering in the industrial city in Yabroud, while other units clashed with terrorists in Maaloula and eliminated a number of them.

In the Easter Ghouta, army units carried out a series of oepraitons which resulted in the elimination of terrorist leader Ziyad Najjar along with terrorists Samer Hussein Naaman and Yasser Rahim in Douma, in addition to destroying terrorist hideouts along with the weapons and ammo inside them and eliminating terrorists Mohiddin Jiara and Louay Adnan Abdelbaki in Deir Salman and Marj al-Sultan.

An army unit carried out an operation in the farms around al-Otaibah which resulted in the death of terrorists including Mahmoud al-Bashish, the injuring of others and the destruction of their weapons and ammo.

In Harasta, an army unit clashed with a terrorist group and left their members dead or injured, including Ramadan Bashir al-Arbiniye.

In Erbin, a number of terrorists, some of them of Arab nationalities, were killed and others were injured when a car exploded while they were rigging it with explosives.

Army units clashed with terrorist groups in several areas in Daraya, resulting in the death of three terrorists.

A car loaded with ammo was destroyed and terrorist including a group leader called Bilal al-Awwa were killed in Jobar area.

Army eliminates terrorists, destroys their hideouts in Homs

An army unit eliminated a number of terrorist leaders in an operation targeting a hideout near Mustafa Basha Mosque in Bab Houd neighborhood in Homs city.

The operation resulted in the death of all terrorists inside the hideout including two Lebanese named Abu Yakoub al-Khaldi and Mohammad Yousef al-Khalidi, in addition to Obaidah al-Naqq, Ali al-Assi, Mohammad Ahmad Tayyara, Mohammad al-Nakdali, Samih Oyoun al-Soud, Jamaleddin Alo, Badr Turkmani, Mustafa Jeniyat, and Mahmoud al-Humam.

The operation also resulted in destroying the terrorists' equipment which included communications devices, monitors and surveillance cameras.

Units of the armed forces also destroyed terrorists' hideouts in the area surrounding the national hospital in al-Karabis neighborhood and near Khadija al-Kobra school in al-Qusour neighborhood, killing and injuring all terrorists inside them.

Entire armed terrorist groups were eliminated in the villages of Talas and Tal Dao in al-Hula, al-Dar al-Kabira, south of al-Ghasbiyeh cemetery and the area surrounding al-Khaldiyeh village.

Terrorist hideouts were also destroyed near the municipal stadium and Khalij Kisin in al-Rastan.

Units of the army eliminated scores of terrorists and destroyed their weapons in Homs countryside.

An official source told SANA reporter that units of the army eliminated terrorist gatherings and vehicles in al-Rastan and its countryside.

The source added that another unit destroyed a car loaded with various weapons and ammunition in al-Rastan countryside. 

Meanwhile, an army unit gained control over al-Mshirfa al-Janobiyeh in Jub al-Jarah to the east of Homs after destroying the last terrorists' gathering in it.  

Security restored to towns in Quneitra province

The Syrian Army, assisted by national defense, restored security and stability to the towns of al-Samdaniye al-Sharqiye, Rasm al-Bghal, Rasm al-Khawaled, Rasm al-Shuli and Mumtana in Quneitra province after eliminating the last remnants of terrorists in them.

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