The Times: US and Allies Are Training Rebels in Fight against Assad

The Times published on Friday a report under the headline “US and Allies Are Training terrorists in Fight against Syrian regime”.

The British paper said that “the US and several of its European allies are overseeing training bases for the Syrian opposition in Jordan in an effort to bolster moderate groups fighting to overthrow the regime.”

The paper indicated that “the move is the most far-reaching US involvement yet in the Syrian crisis and reflects broader Western concerns that Islamic militants such as Jabhat Al-Nusra (Front) are making the running in the battle against the regime.”

It further quoted intelligence officers and diplomats in the region as saying that “terrorist fighters are being offered training ranging from the use of light arms to more complicated maneuvers, such as how to secure chemical-weapons facilities.”

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French Diplomat: West Doesn’t Want an Extreme Regime in Damascus

Didier Destremau is considered a cornerstone of French diplomacy for 40 years. He worked as a consulate in Saudi Arabia twice, as a consulate in the US, and then returned to France to handle the file of the French hostages in Lebanon.

Later, he worked on a political settlement in this matter, according to former official in the French Intelligence Yves Bonnet.

He also told the Iranian diplomat Wahid Gorgeh about the release of an arrest warrant for him by the French Intelligence, which allowed the latter to resort to the Iranian Embassy in Paris. Al-Ahed Website visited the French diplomat in his house, a few meters away from the Syrian Embassy in Paris.

Is there a specific French strategy in Syria?

I am sure that the offensive speech of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the current President Francois Hollande, and the Foreign Minister Roland Fabius, who demanded the Syrian regime to step down, is over and was unrealistic.

Now, fortunately, there is a change in the French tone of speech. We now say the regime must leave and we must beware, because we do not know what will happen after that.

Therefore, the speech in France has become more reasonable. We also say that we must find a solution and we must not crush followers of the regime. As you may have noticed, we won't be arming opposition groups, and we also say that we are with them, but not all of them! We are not with al-Nusra Front that carries the mentality of the global extreme movement, which is similar to those we fight in Mali and the groups that kidnapped French nationals in Niger.

Among the opposition groups there are Syrians and we want them, but there are global extremists that want to impose their vision on the West, and declare holy Jihad because they are armed and can only prove themselves through arms. France is against these people, and is irritated with these groups that are supported by extreme countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia. These countries do not want the president in Damascus, while we, in France, do not want to see Damascus a hub of the Eastern strategic region. We do not want it to become an extremist regime.

Does the US have a strategy in Syria?

I believe that there are deliberations backstage. I am sure that the Russians and Americans deliberate under the table, since the two countries have some duties to the international community. Russia wants to be an important country again, and the US, even if it doesn't admit it, but is also an important country.

Russians do not want to lose their strategic position with the Syrian government, and Americans want to remain key players in this region, especially regarding "Israel", and also do not want to witness an extreme regime in Damascus. We unfortunately, due to the stances we took with Sarkozy and Hollande, lost mediation methods when we blamed Damascus! I believe we attacked Damascus, and if we do not arm the opposition, then we are out of the game!

I hope we enter the crisis with a solution thanks to our presence in Lebanon and our history in Syria. We would like to play an international role, and we delude ourselves that we are still a powerful country. I am trying to urge France with some French MPs and members of government to hold a dialogue table in Paris between the Syrian opposition and the government, and this stance will strengthen France's place.

Who would want Syria to stay in war?

I do not want to say Turkey, but this crisis has made Turkey a key player in the crisis. Maybe Turkey had secret interests before the crisis to play a role in the Middle and Lower East; an Ottoman role, but maybe not the old-fashioned one, however Turkey has such interests.

Which countries want the war in Syria to continue?

Saudi Arabia wants the phenomena of reverting to the Muqawama sect to fall from the international scale in order for the Wahhabists to control. We can say that Saudi Arabia wants mayhem in Syria to continue just for the sake of mayhem and not to impose political control. Saudi Arabia is happy with the war in Syria.

 

Source: al-Ahed News- By: Nidal Hmedeh - Paris

 

 

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West Pours Arms into Syria as Al Qaeda Mass Slaughters Civilians

Repeat a lie often enough, and hopefully people will begin to believe it. That is what a concerted effort by Western media houses hopes to achieve as they claim the recent flow of heavy weapons  from Western nations and their Arab-Israeli partners is boosting “moderate rebels” and “tilting” the balance of Syria’s conflict against the Syrian government.

The Washington Post in particular, sets the tempo for this coordinated propaganda campaign, claiming in their report, “In Syria, new influx of weapons to rebels tilts the battle against Syrian regime,” that:

A surge of "rebel"- terrorists-  advances in Syria is being fueled at least in part by an influx of heavy weaponry in a renewed effort by outside powers to arm moderates in the Free Syrian Army, according to Arab and opposition officials.

The report also states:

The officials declined to identify the source of the newly provided weapons, but they noted that the countries most closely involved in supporting the rebels’ campaign to oust the regime have grown increasingly alarmed at the soaring influence of Islamists over the fragmented rebel movement. They include the United States and its major European allies, along with Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the two countries most directly involved in supplying the rebels.

The Washington Post refuses to use the term, “Al Qaeda,” and instead labels the international, Persian Gulf financed, armed, and harbored terror organization as, “radical Islamists.” It quotes an unnamed Arab official as saying,:

“If you want to weaken al-Nusra, you do it not by withholding [weapons] but by boosting the other groups.”

Al Qaeda and the “Moderates” are One in the Same

Al-Nusra, of course, is Al Qaeda in Syria and is linked directly to the openly Western-created and backed “moderate” opposition. Moaz al-Khatib, leader of the so-called National Coalition, demanded the US take al-Nusra in particular off their list of sanctioned terrorist organizations. In December of 2012, Reuters quoted al-Khatib as saying:

“The decision to consider a party that is fighting the regime as a terrorist party needs to be reviewed. We might disagree with some parties and their ideas and their political and ideological vision. But we affirm that all the guns of the rebels are aimed at overthrowing the tyrannical criminal regime.”

In the same article, Reuters would admit:

The United States designated the Jabhat al-Nusra (Nusra Front) as a foreign terrorist organization and said it was trying to hijack the revolt on behalf of al Qaeda in Iraq.

While the Washington Post tries to claim Al Qaeda is somehow a separate entity from the “Syrian opposition,” the West’s own opposition front openly defends and supports Al Qaeda’s ongoing violence, which most recently manifested itself in a car bomb targeting scores of civilians, including school children.

As the West simultaneously accuses Saudi Arabia and Qatar (and here) of being the primary financiers of Al Qaeda, it itself has admitted years before the so-called “Syrian uprising” began that it was itself funding and arming extremist groups with direct ties to Al Qaeda with the goal of fostering the very violence now taking place in Syria and along its peripheries. The purpose of now repeatedly lying about arming only “moderate” militants in Syria, is to cover up both past admissions that the West planned to overthrow both Syria and neighboring Iran by arming and funding Al Qaeda since at least 2007, as well as obvious evidence that they are in fact doing just that in Syria now.

 The US Army West Point Combating Terrorism Center’s 2007 report, “Al-Qa’ida’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq” indicated which areas in Syria Al Qaeda fighters filtering into Iraq came from. The overwhelming majority of them came from Dayr Al-Zawr in Syria’s southeast, Idlib in the north near the Turkish-Syrian border, and Dar’a (Daraa) in the south near the Jordanian-Syrian border. (

US Admissions to Arming Al Qaeda in Syria as Early as 2007

In 2007, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled, “To Check Syria, U.S. Explores Bond With Muslim Brothers” which stated:

On a humid afternoon in late May, about 100 supporters of Syria’s largest exile opposition group, the National Salvation Front, gathered outside Damascus’s embassy here to protest to change the rule in Syria. The participants shouted anti-regime slogans and raised banners proclaiming: “Change the Regime Now.”

Later in the article, it would be revealed that the National Salvation Front (NSF) was in contact with the US State Department and that a Washington-based consulting firm in fact assisted the NSF in organizing the rally:

In the weeks before the presidential election, the State Department’s Middle East Partnership Initiative, which promotes regional democracy, and NSF members met to talk about publicizing Syria’s lack of democracy and low voter turnout, participants say. A Washington-based consulting firm, C&O Resources Inc., assisted the NSF in its planning for the May 26 anti-Assad rally at the Syrian embassy, providing media and political contacts. State Department officials stress they provided no financial or technical support to the protestors.

The article then admits:

One of the NSF’s most influential members is the Syrian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood — the decades-old political movement active across the Middle East whose leaders have inspired the terrorist group al Qaeda. Its Syrian offshoot says it has renounced armed struggle in favor of democratic reform.

Also in 2007, reported by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh in his New Yorker article, “The Redirection,” it was stated (emphasis added):

“To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has cooperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.”

Hersh’s report would continue by stating:

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

Further admissions of a joint US-Israeli-Saudi conspiracy against Syria included:

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

In regards to sectarian extremism in particular it was forewarned that:

“Robert Baer, a former longtime C.I.A. agent in Lebanon, has been a severe critic of Hezbollah and has warned of its links to Iranian-sponsored terrorism. But now, he told me, “we’ve got Sunni Arabs preparing for cataclysmic conflict, and we will need somebody to protect the Christians in Lebanon. It used to be the French and the United States who would do it, and now it’s going to be Nasrallah and the Moqawama” -The Redirection, Seymour Hersh (2007)

While the Western media now concedes that Al Qaeda is playing a primary role in Syria’s violence, it not only is pretending as if open, and repeated admissions by US, Saudi, and Lebanese officials as far back as 2007 to organize and arm Al Qaeda in the first place never happened, it continuously attempts to frame Al Qaeda as being somehow separate, even opposed to “moderate oppositions” – despite these “moderates” defending and embracing Al Qaeda’s al-Nusra front by name.

However, the West most certainly did organize, arm, and fund Al Qaeda ahead of the so-called “uprising,” and for each time the Washington Post, CNN, the BBC, the Guardian, or any other corporate-financier propaganda organization attempts to repeat lies regarding the West’s role in fomenting Syria’s current crisis, the truth must likewise be repeated.

The West with its Israeli, Saudi, and Qatari partners, created and have since fueled Al Qaeda for over 3 decades using them both as the ultimate casus belli and as an inexhaustible mercenary force from Mali, Algeria, and Libya, to Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Pakistan. Al Qaeda linked extremists are finding themselves a lynchpin in the West’s geopolitical agenda even as far as Southeast Asia where so-called “fundamentalist” groups are linking up with Wall Street’s proxy Anwar Ibrahim in Malaysia.

Ultimately, the Washington Post concedes that terrorists are failing in Syria, and that even with the influx of heavy weapons, regime change may still be a far fetched goal. By matching the West’s repeated lies, with the repeated truth, we can prevent the attempted rewriting of the West’s admitted and shameful role in creating this 2-year long bloodbath as far back as 2007. Similarly, we must identify the corporate-financier interests driving this agenda – interests we most likely patronize on a daily basis, and both boycott and permanently replace them to erode the unwarranted influence they have used to both plan and execute this assault on Syria’s people.

Infowars.com By:Tony Cartalucci

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Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon

Lebanon has become an integral part of the plans of al-Nusra Front. Al-Qaeda’s fastest-growing offshoot is seeking to merge Lebanon’s extreme Islamist factions into a united front.

In mid-February, at a location in the barren hills surrounding the Lebanese town of Ersal, H. A. Dergham posed for pictures with dozens of his armed followers. Under the banner of Syria’s al-Nusra Front and behind a table draped with the Syrian “revolutionary” flag, he brandished a rocket-propelled grenade launcher in one hand and made a victory sign with the other.

Dergham is a principal suspect in the February 2013 attack on an army patrol near Ersal in which a captain and lieutenant were killed and several soldiers injured. The assault followed the attempted arrest of Khaled Hamid, who was described as the top al-Nusra Front “facilitator” in Lebanon.

Dergham’s group also works closely with al-Nusra Front in Syria, and has been playing a leading role in plans to establish a “branch” of the organization in Lebanon.

Al-Nusra Front was formed in Syria in 2011. It rapidly grew into the most prominent of all the country’s armed opposition groups once it was joined by like-minded former members of the Lebanese-based groups Jund al-Sham and Fatah al-Islam.

In March 2012, a group led by Majed Bin-Mohammed al-Majed, Saudi emir or “commander” of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, moved from the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in South Lebanon to Syria.

The rise of Islamist forces with an ideological affinity to al-Qaeda was aided by the declining influence of Fatah and the other Palestinian nationalist factions in Ain al-Hilweh.Their intended aim was to take over the leadership of al-Nusra Front, and replace its commander, known as Abu-Mohammed al-Joulani, with Majed. But once in Syria, many of his followers turned against him and sided with Joulani. He returned to Ain al-Hilweh.

Meanwhile, the ex-members of Fatah al-Islam and Jund al-Sham got on with the task of training and organizing Joulani’s men. Within a few months they managed to improve al-Nusra Front’s performance and organization, turning it into the most formidable armed faction in Syria and an important front for al-Qaeda’s global jihad.

Al-Nusra Front’s Reach in Lebanon

Currently, about a year and half since its launch, the Front has a network of associated groups based in Lebanon. Its members come from a variety of different countries, which provide it with logistical, material, and combat support, especially in its battles in the vicinities of Homs and Damascus.

These Lebanese groups have plans to merge militarily and organizationally into a unified Lebanese chapter of al-Nusra Front. Dergham’s group is the most closely associated with the plan. Based around Ersal, it provides extensive logistical support to al-Nusra Front.

The rise of Islamist forces with an ideological affinity to al-Qaeda was aided by the declining influence of Fatah and the other Palestinian nationalist factions in Ain al-Hilweh. Their involvement in the Syrian jihad has bolstered support for their extremist views. This is at the expense of Hamas’ Usbat al-Ansar, to whom they previously used to defer in exchange for protection.

The other main component of the planned Lebanese al-Nusra Front is the so-called Tripoli bloc, consisting mainly of Hussam al-Sabbagh’s group of 300-400 fighters in the city. A number of smaller groups based in North Lebanon and the Bekaa are also expected to join the merged organization.

One proposal, espoused by Sabbagh, is to establish a single Islamic emirate spanning from North Lebanon to the Homs countryside. Another suggestion is to mount a series of surprise actions in different parts of Lebanon, with the aim of suddenly raising security tensions throughout the country, and announcing: We’re here, our time has come.

Reports indicate that the organizational steps needed to form the merged Lebanese al-Nusra Front are complete, but the Front is awaiting the right political circumstances for its launch.

Source: Al-Akhbar

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Irish Teenager Killed in Fighting in Syria

In a new evidence on involvement of foreign parties in the crisis in Syria, The Telegraph newspaper revealed that a 16-year-old Muslim teenager from Ireland was killed in Syria fighting along the armed groups.

Hussein Buhidma, spokesman of the Muslim Association, said that Shamseddin Gaidan, who lived near Dublin, died last week.

“He was killed fighting, he was killed in Syria,” Buhidma added.

The British newspaper mentioned that Shamseddin moved to Ireland from Libya with his family in 2001 and spent his summer holidays in Libya last year and was supposed to fly back to Ireland via Istanbul in mid-August.

His family raised the alarm when he did not arrive in Dublin. They later learned he had crossed the Turkish border into Syria, it added.

“We don’t know where or how he was killed and we don’t know where his body might be,” the Daily Telegraph quoted Ibrahim Gaidan as saying to the Irish Times.

“We heard nothing from him until one day someone called from Syria saying Shamseddin is here and he is helping the Syrian people,” Mr. Gaidan added.

The last Mr Gaidan heard from, The Daily Telegraph said, was a brief phone call some time later during which he entreated his son to return home but Shamseddin refused.

The newspaper pointed out that “it is thought that Shamseddin joined the opposition militants with a cousin from Libya who had travelled to Syria some time before. The cousin is also believed to have been killed last week.”

It also noted that the teenager is “the second person from Ireland to die after joining rebels in Syria. Egyptian-born Hudhaifa El Sayed, 22, from Drogheda, was shot dead in northern Syria in December.”

Source: daily telegraph

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Saudi Arabia, Qatar Proved to Arm terrorists in Syria

 The electronic Syrian Army received a document proving that Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Lebanese former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and Lebanese MP Oqab Saqr are involved in arming the so-called Syrian opposition. 

According to  Ahlul Bayt News Agency,  "The Syrian Electronic Army" declared attaining a , confidential document containing a frank confession of the involvement of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Hariri, and Saqr in arming the so-called Syrian opposition, through an electronic campaign made by the Army's groups against private diplomatic networks in some Persian Gulf countries.

 The document, a confidential memo addressing the Qatari Embassy in Ankara to the Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs, revealed details of a meeting between the Embassy's consultant and a diplomatic figure in the Persian Gulf, who both deliberated another meeting in Ankara with a Syrian opposition member.

 The document further mentioned that the meeting deliberated Qatar and Saudi's funding of the so-called opposition via the Lebanese MP and former PM Saad Hariri, who in turn dealt with his mediator Oqab Saqr.

 Moreover, the document revealed, "Saqr sends only 70% of the money and weapons to the [so-called] Syrian rebels," stating, "any step made to change the leader of the [so-called] "Free Syrian Army" was submitted to the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmad Davutoglo, who did not show any reservations to the matter in question."

The leaked document is as follows:

 His Excellency Brother Ali Ben Fahed al-Hajiri

 Minister of Foreign Affairs' Assistant

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 Best Greetings,

 I would like to inform Your Excellency that Mr. Hamad Ben Mohammad al-Dousri - the Embassy's consultant -informed me of his meeting with a Persian Gulf diplomat in Ankara, who gave him a copy of his meeting with a Syrian opposition member in Turkey, whose name was not mentioned. I am pleased to attach the said report; it mentioned that the State of Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia offer aid to the Syrian opposition via Saad Hariri, who in turn deals with a mediator named Oqab Saqr. In reference to the report, the so-called Oqab is suspected to be involved with the Syrian Intelligence.

 The report also mentioned that Mr. Oqab sends only 70% of money and weapons to the opposition and the Free Army.

 Likewise, the report pointed out to the following fact: (I clarify that the step of changing the leader of the Free Army comes as a response to attempts, the latest being changing the Free Army's name since "the National Syrian Army" is more comprehensive and includes all resistance and the Syrian rebelling society, whereas Mr. al-Asaad is not enough to resist these attempts. It also attested to have cited this scenario: "Appointing Colonel Riyad al-Asaad as a link between the Free Syrian Army and the opposition's National Syrian Council, and assigning a new leader nominated by officers of the Free Syrian Army as his successor" to the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmad Davutoglo, where the latter did not display any reservations to the matter in question.

 In parallel, the report demanded more time to present the matter to the Turkish party for deliberation and response later on. It also mentioned that it did not propose this to any other country, especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar.)

 Furthermore, the source noted that it will meet a Syrian opposition figure soon in Ankara after the latter returns from Istanbul, and called on Mr. al-Dousri to participate in the next meeting with the Syrian opposition member if he had any desire to do so. Mr. al-Dousri informed him that he will tell him then after receiving orders from us by participating or not.

The diplomatic source is considered a competent and reliable diplomat in Ankara, has exceptional activity, and occupies as the second man in the Persian Gulf Embassy.

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A fascist New World Order

With conflicts raging from Libya to Mali in the aftermath of the widely misunderstood "Arab Spring," it is not surprising that few commentators seem to realize the special significance of the battle for Syria. The outcome may determine the success or failure of the effort to create a global corporate Empire nominally directed by the government of the United States and backed by the power of the US military. It is critical that westerners understand this because once such a New World Order is fully established, resistance in the US and elsewhere can only be violent. That could only serve to provide the perfect excuse to use the powers of the police state that is being constructed all around us.

Those who only follow the news in the mainstream media have enough clues to piece the story together, though the truth is to be found in plain sight through the alternative media. To appreciate the real danger humanity faces, we must look at the available information with open eyes, a justified skepticism of government claims and an understanding of the realities of how the global game of Risk is played today. We won't get this perspective from the political pundits whose analyses are premised on an uncritical acceptance of the need for a "war on terror." Anyone who understands the goals of Strategy for Rebuilding America's Defenses (SAD), the white paper put out by Project for a New American Century in 2000, knows that the America's war of terror is a smokescreen for the creation of what amounts to a permanent fascist New World Order.

PNAC laid out its plans for world domination in this seminal document, published one year before the attack on the World Trade Center provided the opportunity to put the strategy into action. PNAC was founded on the assumption that the US had the right and duty to assure a Pax Americana would endure for at least a century, established and maintained through American military superiority in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union. SAD described a plan to destabilize any nation whose leaders dared challenge "American interests." In context, the term can only be assumed to mean the interests of international corporations whose executives have dictated foreign policy to the US government at least since the 1954s, when the CIA staged the Guatemalan coup on behalf of the United Fruit Company.

Among nations specifically identified as potential threats in SAD were Iraq, Libya, Syria and Iran. It may seem surprising that Afghanistan was not on the list, given that negotiations for an American pipeline had broken down in 1998, but perhaps by 2000 the invasion was already a foregone conclusion. After all, General Wesley Clark has reported being informed of a classified memo on or about September 20, 2001 that laid out plans to take down these governments along with Sudan, Lebanon and Somalia. For those who haven't been paying attention, oil-rich southern Sudan seceded in July of 2011, Hezbollah has recently been accused of masterminding a terror attack against Israelis in Macedon, leading to the EU considering putting them on its terrorist list, and the CIA is still busy trying to gain control in Somalia through drones, private contractors and covert means.  The claim that Hezbollah was behind the Macedon attack is at best suspicious, pointing to a deliberate effort to implicate a key ally of Syria and Iran.

The timing of the CIA and MI-6 based coup in Libya may have been related to Gaddafi's renewed threat to create a gold-backed dinar to challenge the supremacy of the petrodollar. There had been threats to take out Gaddafi at least since Reagan was in office . In 1996, two MI-5 whistleblowers  revealed that one was approached by an agent of MI-6 about illegally funneling money to foreign mercenaries to finance a coup. Gaddafi's socialist government and his efforts to promote Pan-African unity and independence were threats to NATO's vision of an American-led New World Order. When the time came to take him out, NATO used the same means proposed in 1996. Mercenaries backed by the US and its Gulf partners infiltrated the Benghazi region and gained the support of a few malcontents to give themselves a veneer of legitimacy. NATO then sought UN cover in the form of a no-fly zone authorization, which was used as a pretext to eliminate loyalist civilians and the Libyan military through massive air strikes, allowing the terrorist army to murder Gaddafi and take control of the country.

Many wondered why Russia and China did not veto the UN decision on the no-fly zone. After all, they stand to be the biggest losers in the winner-take-all game of global Monopoly in which average citizens of the planet are merely token players. What they did was abstain. By tradition though not law, this is taken to mean that a measure passes in the Security Council. However, when NATO exceeded the mandate of the resolution and murdered an estimated 10,000 loyal Libyan civilians under the doctrine of "responsibility to Protect," both nations decided it was in their interests to not allow the same thing to happen in Syria. This is probably the main reason the Syrian government remains in power.

Syria is the key line of defense against US/NATO/Gulf Cooperation Council/Israeli domination of the world's oil supplies exclusive of Latin America and Russia. Its citizens increasingly realize that the survival of sovereignty in Syria may be the last hope of stopping a small band of bankers and their minions from controlling the world. From a larger perspective, the quest to achieve dominance over the rest of the planet in the interest of perpetuating a carbon fuels-based world economy threatens the survival of human civilization as we know it. As long as geopolitics is centered on the conflict over oil and natural gas, the threat of global climate change grows and becomes ever more immediate.

Here is how the dominoes line up: If Syria falls and Hezbollah is named a terrorist organization by the EU, Iran and Russia will stand virtually alone against the powerful alliance of western "democracies,"  Israel, the Gulf monarchies, the Qatar-backed governments dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood and the terrorist groups backed by Saudi Arabia, the CIA, MI6 and Mossad. US policy has since 2007 has been to back cooperative "moderate" Monarchies over "radical" governments and groups and their secular allies in Syria and pre-invasion Iraq. This is essential to understanding the US plan to carry out its program of regime destabilization. The Muslim Brotherhood, including Hamas, seems committed to securing its place in what they seem to assume will be a permanent fascist New World Order.  If Iran is destabilized through economic sanctions or eventually attacked by NATO forces with the implicit or explicit blessing of citizens of EU nations, Russia will be essentially isolated and economically devastated by the loss of access for its oil and natural gas to European, Chinese and Indian markets. China in turn will find itself virtually alone in the fight against a worldwide western corporate Empire.

China is heavily dependent on oil from Iran, Myanmar and other regions that have been targeted by NATO, which is seeking to absorb SEATO (the Southeast Asian Treaty Organization). Australia and Japan are going along with the plan to establish NATO economic and military dominance over Asia. Meanwhile, drone bases are being set up in Africa, throughout Asia and in the Americas. Everything is in place to allow the international corporate terrorists who control the US government, military and intelligence agencies to take over the world militarily in areas where it cannot yet dominate economically. In the face of a dollar that is increasingly seen as endangered, the impetus to move rapidly toward a final solution to the problem of democracy is compelling.

With all this happening in front of their eyes, a clueless American public dithers over the economic consequences of having unwittingly allowed corporations to take control of their government, without recognizing that is the problem. Most of those who have not given up on politics altogether engage in endless debate over whether Democrats or Republicans have allowed this to happen when clearly both are responsible. As an example of the lunacy of the state of American politics, supporters of right wing politicians are so fearful of a "socialist" takeover that they have made gun rights a central issue in the political dialogue, joined in support by left wingers who have also concluded that violent revolution is unavoidable.

What would be left in this corporate-controlled New World Order is a China under increasing pressure by the Anglo-American Empire, an economically crippled Russia, a Mideast dominated by overseers of the slave owners of the corporatocracy, a recolonized Africa and Asia and a defenseless and demoralized world citizenry, unable to fight back effectively because any effort to resist would simply increase support for a police state by those remaining in the middle class who are fearful of a mob rule formerly known as "democracy."

source: Soldiers For Peace International.org- By Rick Staggenborg

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