Time to End Western Support for Terrorists in Syria

Tony Cartalucci, wrote to global research, that it was Time to End Western Support for Terrorists in Syria: “Opposition” is Entirely Run by Al Qaeda

Cartalucci  pointed out that the New York Times confirms that the so-called “Syrian opposition” is entirely run by Al Qaeda and literally states: Nowhere in "rebel"-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of.

From the beginning, it was clear to geopolitical analysts that the conflict in Syria was not “pro-democracy” protesters rising up, but rather the fruition of a well-documented conspiracy between the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia to arm and direct sectarian extremists affiliated with Al Qaeda against the Syrian government.

For the past two years the US, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, and Turkey have sent billions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons into Syria alongside known-terrorists from Libya, Chechnya, neighboring Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq. In the Telegraph’s article titled, “US and Europe in ‘major airlift of arms to Syrian rebels through Zagreb’,” it is reported:

It claimed 3,000 tons of weapons dating back to the former Yugoslavia have been sent in 75 planeloads from Zagreb airport to the "rebels"- terrorists-, largely via Jordan since November. The story confirmed the origins of ex-Yugoslav weapons seen in growing numbers in "rebel" hands in online videos, as described last month by The Daily Telegraph and other newspapers, but suggests far bigger quantities than previously suspected.

The shipments were allegedly paid for by Saudi Arabia at the bidding of the United States, with assistance on supplying the weapons organized through Turkey and Jordan, Syria’s neighbors. But the report added that as well as from Croatia, weapons came “from several other European countries including Britain”, without specifying if they were British-supplied or British-procured arms.

British military advisers however are known to be operating in countries bordering Syria alongside French and Americans, offering training to rebel leaders and former Syrian army officers. The Americans are also believed to be providing training on securing chemical weapons sites inside Syria.

Additionally, The New York Times in its article, “Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With C.I.A. Aid,” admits that: With help from the C.I.A., Arab governments and Turkey have sharply increased their military aid to Syria’s opposition fighters in recent months.

The airlift, which began on a small scale in early 2012 and continued intermittently through last fall, expanded into a steady and much heavier flow late last year, the data shows. It has grown to include more than 160 military cargo flights by Jordanian, Saudi and Qatari military-style cargo planes landing at Esenboga Airport near Ankara, and, to a lesser degree, at other Turkish and Jordanian airports.

And as this astronomical torrent of cash, weapons, and equipment was overtly sent by the West into Syria, the US State Department since the very beginning of the violence has known that the most prominent fighting group operating inside Syria was Al Qaeda, more specifically, the al Nusra front. The US State Department’s official press statement titled, “Terrorist Designations of the al-Nusrah Front as an Alias for al-Qa’ida in Iraq,” stated explicitly that:

Since November 2011, al-Nusrah Front has claimed nearly 600 attacks – ranging from more than 40 suicide attacks to small arms and improvised explosive device operations – in major city centers including Damascus, Aleppo, Hamah, Dara, Homs, Idlib, and Dayr al-Zawr. During these attacks numerous innocent Syrians have been killed.

Thus, one can't understand the repeated threats of arming the terrorists in Syria, who are armed to teeth by sophisticated and advanced arms. Actually, the money squandered by the ewes can feed millions of the needy and hungry worldwide, instead of the killing and shedding of the Syrian innocent blood.

 

Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

Western fears from Terrorists

Islamic extremists from Western countries who have gone to fight in Syria could carry out terrorist attacks when they return home, British Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned.

Hague said war-torn Syria had become the "No.1 destination" for jihadists from around the world.

"They may not pose a threat to us when they first go to Syria, but if they survive, some may return ideologically hardened and with experience of weapons and explosives," he said.

"The longer the conflict continues, the greater this danger will become," he said recently in a wide-ranging speech setting out Britain's plans to tackle terrorism without compromising human rights.

British trainee doctor Shajul Islam and another man, Jubayer Chowdhury, are due to go on trial in Britain in June charged with the kidnapping of two Western journalists who were held by Islamic extremists in Syria.

British photographer John Cantlie has said he and Dutch journalist Jeroen Oerlemans were held for a week last July by some 30 Islamic militants from countries that include Britain, Pakistan and Chechnya.

Hague himself on April 25, according to the Daily Telegraph, in a letter to British MPs, underlined that Islamist extremists who have flocked to Syria to fight with groups linked to al-Qaeda pose a direct threat to Britain because  they will return to plot attacks at home.

 "this is particularly concerning as we assess some of  the individuals being trained will seek to carry out attacks against Western interests in the region or in Western states now or in the future,'' wrote.

Thus, the reckless British thrust into arming the terrorists in Syria should be reconsidered not only in the interest of the Syrians, but of the British People. Terrorism indeed has no boundaries.

 

Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim 

Syria: An Armenian Story

She had lost a lot of weight and her eyes had a haunted look about them. She had lost her house and everything in it. In that she was like many Syrians, who had suffered the same fate. Her house was in Jobar ( one of the hot spots of Damascus countryside) and in the beginning she had seen the armed men a street away from her house brazenly walking around brandishing guns. She had informed the checkpoint also around the corner of her house, but they told her it wasn’t their business to interfere !! When a bullet just missed her brother , who was standing in his bedroom, they decided to leave the house until the area was a bit safer. At that point she never thought that she wouldn’t sleep another night in her house. Days later a soldier from the same checkpoint called her to tell her that armed men had entered her house and robbed it ! They had stolen everything worth stealing. The accumulation of years of toil and hard work.The house it seemed was lost even though the Syrian army helped her retain some of her belongings . A fortnight later she heard that  her house was being used  as headquarters. Now nothing remains of what was – no memories, no comfort and no place to call home.

What makes this story particularly poignant is that the ancestors of this women in question had fled to Syria seeking sanctuary. They had been pursued and massacred by the Turks and had walked for endless days over mountainous terrain until they reached Syrian soil. Syria opened its arms wide for them and they were accepted and indeed became an integral part of the Syrian mosaic.

They are the Armenians of Syria and the women in question is Yerado Krikorian, a Syrian of Armenian origin , who works for Syrian Arab Television. The Armenians had long suffered under Ottoman rule and it was because of the Armenian massacre , systematically denied by Turkey, that the Armenians fled to neighboring Syria. The many Armenians who live in Syria, live in close knit societies. They are known to be hard working and professional and they all carry the scars of what happened to them by the Turks deep inside. Another Armenian – Syrian Armenian – Jack , who was a university professor in Damascus University , was never taught his language by his father, for fear that his language, Armenian, would awaken national pride in him and possibly a thirst for revenge . The scars left by the Turks ran too deep for Jack’s father to take such a gamble.

And now the Armenians find themselves in a similar situation having to flee from the country that has long hosted and loved them. Targeted by armed groups some have little choice but to escape to Armenia .They do so with heavy heart and all our hopeful that they will return to Syria and soon – to the extent that the Armenian government has made an exception for those Armenian children fleeing from the armed groups in Syria and has allowed them to study the Syrian curriculum in Armenian schools. They carried their Syrian textbooks from Syria to Armenia so desperate are they not to fall behind in their school schedule when they return to Syria. There is no “ if “ here – for they want to return .

Hopefully , they will return and return soon to enrich once again the Syrian mosaic and who knows , Yerado too , one day will return to her house in Jobar with its blackened walls and its shattered windows! And Jack too ,will feel safe enough as the shadow of menacing Turkey diminishes, to teach his children Armenian.

Reem Haddad

Pampered Kids!

British MP George Galloway , who is well known as supporter to Arab just causes, has strongly warned of what he called"  Turkey's Erdogan " .

Galloway described Erdogan's  recent "gifts"  to the Kurds like "Trojan Horse" of the famous Greek Mythology, which is seemingly so useful and beneficial, but its interior is  absolute damage and great trick.

The late Turkish leader Necmettin Erbakan had described the leaders of  Justice and Development Party as " pampered kids"  to Imperialism and international Zionism.

In this sense, the JDP's anti-Israel stance is but a big lie to exploit Arabs and Muslims' feelings, the thing which serves the US interests in the region.

Frequently, Erdogan classified himself as the second president of the Great Middle East project, worth mentioning that the first president of this project is Shimon Peres.

Undoubtedly, US has promised the JDP with political support of western allies, besides economic and financial support from Gulf States.

Turkey's Erdogan and his party aimed at establishing federal system joining the Kurdish part of the north of  Iraq and Syria, hence Turkey will become the hero in the Muslims world that has a great power in the region at all. This  encourages Erdogan and Davutoglu participating illegally and immorally in the conspiracy against Syria.

Due to the Syrians steadfastness and  the honorable achievements of the Armed Forces in the face of terrorism and terrorist groups, the US and its allies' dream about the new Middle East project has failed.

 

By Ahmad Orabi Baaj

Edited & translated: M. Wassouf 

US Inconsistency

Undoubtedly, no one can ignore the US dual-stance towards the crisis in Syria. According to the wrong conception of US administration, arming terrorists in Syria is considered as an excuse for the Geneva agreement application.

The US and its allies in the region are not convinced yet that the real and active solution in Syria is but through the national dialogue among all Syrian spectra.

Actually, the US has strongly contributed in supporting efforts in a bid to destroy Syria, the cradle of civilization and the gate of Arabism, by sending takfiris and extremists mercenaries of al-Qaeda that are financially supported by the Gulf states (Saudi Arabia and Qatar).

It is obvious that extremism has become more closely associated with the policies of the Syrian oppositions abroad especially armed ones which are related directly to al-Qaeda.

No one can deny that the absolute winner of the US scenarios is Israel, the important ally of the west countries. But losers are those countries who do believe that they have special ties with US, for they are nothing but mere tools which the US will dispose of after ending their roles.

 However, US and Israel have strongly contributed to shape the so-called new Middle East, and Syria constitutes the main obstacle to their project.

The US always adopts contradictions' policy towards Syria's tow-year crisis, this simply means that it succeeds in investing terrorism in accordance with its own goals and interests.

Ahmad Orabi Baaj

Edited& translated: M. Wassouf

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