Just withdraw from Middle East

"War is the greatest plague that can affect humanity; it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it." Martin Luther

What would a strike against Syria achieve? It'll give Al-Qaeda a new base of operations as they'll be able to take over Syria. Where are Obamas' advisers? Are all the military advisers in the US that dumb? Haven't they learned from past experiences? What did half-assed military strikes against Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Mali, Libya and Somalia achieve? A failed state for Al-Qaeda to easily take over and an influx of innocent refugees that the US and the European Union refuse to take and leave to starve in the desert.

Oh I have no doubt that this attack was orchestrated by the Jihadists. Those people live to achieve only one thing, martyrdom. And they would do absolutely anything to achieve that.
“sacrifice” according to them, extends beyond the fighters themselves and includes anyone unfortunate enough to be caught in the middle of their struggle.
When asked about the indiscriminate innocent victims of their suicide bombings or shelling, your typical Islamist will generally shrug and say, "If they were true Muslims, they are now in heaven," as if they’re performing an actual favor for the victims. And from that thought, I have no doubt that the attack was by a Jihadist group.

However this attack is draconian,   please anyone tell me who killed 85 children in Hawla in Homs ?? or who rapped women and girls in front of their parents in Homs , in Baba Amro , or Karm El Zeyton ??? who shelled Scud missiles against Aleppo and Idlib and other cities , and killed thousands of innocent people in Damascus ????

Why is the International community concentrating on the "Chemical" and not the massacre itself? People are dying in hundreds every day. Those who commit those massacres need to be stopped, west is not waiting the result of chemical attack, because they know who did it, but they are looking for an excuse to kill us, why?

Aren't we human, Haven't we human eyes? Haven't we human hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as any Human is? If you shell us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die?

The people in Syria, in one mouth, saying to you:"hands off Syria" in what world does bombing a country, on the pretext of bringing peace make sense? We have seen what had happened in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, they have more and more terrorists, more explosions, more killing of civilians, ongoing tragedies are obvious, it is the result of America's wars, Foreign military intervention in Syria is unacceptable, If you did, we all will become soldiers to defend our country, the bloodshed will not solve any problem, soon our army will declare victory against Western-backed terrorists, if you want to help us, just take off  your terrorists, try to educate them, help them to behave as human beings, and withdraw from  Middle East, otherwise wars will go forever.

At last I say as Noam Chmsky said “The number of people killed by the sanctions in Iraq is greater than the total number of people killed by all weapons of mass destruction in all of history.” So who is the terrorist?


Butheina Al-Nounou

US Military action doomed to failure

The US foreign interference and military action against Syria is extremely dangerous for the whole Middle East region and the world as a whole. Israel and al-Qaida-linked Takfiri groups will be the only beneficiary of such attack because weakening Syria and its resistant role in the region is one of the main objectives of the US-Zionist plot in the region.

History repeats itself. The use of force in Iraq and Libya has incurred awful consequences and there have been no security, stability or improvement in living conditions in the region. On the contrary, we are witnessing a state of unprecedented instability. Violent acts and bombings are carried out by the Takfiri terrorist groups claiming the lives of scores of innocent people daily in Bagdad and several Iraqi cities, while in Libya, chaos and instability are the salient features of life in various Libyan cities where armed gangs are carrying out vandalism and sabotage acts.

The US and its Western allies should think about it a thousand times before launching an attack which will create chaos and destruction in the whole region, because the repercussions could be dramatic and catastrophic not only in Syria, but in the region as a whole.

Those who call for military intervention in Syria are working for obstructing the strenuous efforts being exerted to find a peaceful settlement for the crisis, especially the U.S.-Russian efforts for holding the Geneva international conference. Washington and London alleged that the Syrian Army is blameworthy even before receiving the results of the UN experts' investigation. It is very clear that these two countries only want to convict Syria and they'll definitely reject anything that contradicts their desire to do so, just as the US did ten years ago when former US President George Bush Junior fabricated the big lie of weapons of mass destruction and recruited an international alliance to strike Iraq without verifying his false allegations. 

The US and Britain have been assuming in advance an accusatory stance against Syrian government and army on the issue of alleged chemical weapons use in Eastern Ghuta. All this brings to mind the events ten years ago when fabricated information on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction was used to allow the US to embark on a disaster behind the UN's back, the results of which have become well-known as Iraqi people are still suffering from the adverse consequences of Bush’s sinister military adventures.

The US and its allies fabricated an accusation and now they are trying to collect evidence to prove their false allegations. The US and its allies, which are trying to impose the results of the investigation and threaten use of force against Syria in advance, must return to their senses and refrain from making tragic mistakes that will lead to killing, destruction, instability and insecurity.

The current clamour and media fanfare over what happened in Eastern Ghuta definitely aims at interfering with the work of the independent UN experts investigating chemical weapons use whose work has started successfully. This hubbub looks suspicious when one remembers that Paris and London hindered sending a mission to Syria to investigate the use of toxic gases by the armed groups last March 10th in Khan al-Assal near Aleppo for five months during which the armed groups were able to conceal a lot of evidence about their use of chemical weapons against innocent people.

Any aggression on Syria is illegitimate as the UN team charged to investigate into the use of chemical weapons in Syria hasn't yet completed its mission and hasn't sent its report. The UN secretary general and his aides stressed that there isn’t any evidence that proves that Syrian army used chemical weapons in Eastern Ghuta.

Any military intervention by the US would end in failure. If any US or foreign military intervention takes place, then it will have very grave repercussions, first of which would be chaos and fire which will burn the entire Middle East and Arab region. It is regrettable that some Arab states are working very hard and eagerly waiting for the Western strike against Syria.


Sinister goals behind politicised accusations

Politicised accusations have been one of the cheap tools used by the US and its allies to achieve the sinister objectives of their conspiracy against Syria, especially as Syrian people and army foiled the conspiracy and exposed the dirty role of the US and its allies.

These accusations have been escalated during the past few days for several reasons, especially with regard to the alleged use of chemical weapons. The first and most important reason behind these accusations was the great progress realised by the Syrian Arab army in clearing vast areas of Takfiri terrorist groups eliminating scores of terrorists and inflicting heavy losses upon them. This is what prompted the armed groups to use chemical weapons with the aim of making gains by blaming it on the Syrian Army.  In light of the great victories of the Syrian armed forces and the humiliating defeats of the armed terrorist groups, the Syrian Army can't possibly be desperate or suicidal in order to use chemical weapons; these weapons were used by the armed groups as an act of provocation and frustration.

Another important reason for such fabricated allegation was to prolong the crisis, prevent the convening of the Geneva conference and block any peaceful settlement of the crisis in Syria. The West supports the Geneva conference in words but indeed it sends sophisticated weapons to the terrorists in Syria to kill innocent Syrian people and devastate their public and private properties. Chemical weapons couldn't have reached terrorists in Syria without Washington's approval and facilitations, and the terrorists wouldn't have used these weapons if the US didn't give them the green light to do so. The chemical weapons card is currently being played because the US and their allies are losing their proxy war on Syria.

The third reason was to distract the UN investigation team from its original mission according to the agreement signed between the UN and the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry.

Syria has clear-cut evidence on the use of chemical weapons by the armed terrorist groups through eyewitnesses and soil and air samples. There's an attempt to divert the committee from its tasks and mission because it has sites to visit and evidence to go through, and the attempts to disrupt the committee shows dissatisfaction over the way Syria responded to this team and its complete cooperation with it, and this would explain why al- Ghouta incident took place on the first day of the committee's actual work.

The US didn't act when Khan al-Assal incident took place when Syria made an official complaint, addressing the UN and requesting a probe committee to investigate into the atrocious massacre perpetrated by the armed terrorist groups there. When the US and its regional and Arab allies realized that the ones who committed the crime in Khan al-Assal were armed terrorist groups, they tried to delay the committee and started hindering and procrastinating any agreement and talking about several areas and conditions.

What happened in Khan al-Assal proves that those who used chemical weapons there can use them anywhere else, and that the use of such weapons shows that the terrorist groups are feeling helpless and frustrated as they attempt to halt the Syrian Army's progress.


Al-Ghouta Crime: the Story of " Banner of Islam" Missiles

 Why the West and the US did not proceed ahead before the UN Security Council, in accusing the Syrian government  of using chemical weapons in Damascus Ghouta ?

Arab sources suggested  that   U.S. and Western missions have  had received news  on a chemical bombardment operation  , not officially circulated , but supported and evidenced  by Russian documents and images taken by satellites for  the battlefield , and the Ghouta area .

During a meeting for the UN Security Council on Thursday, August 22, the Russian delegation presented its documents  and  during the same  meeting the Americans did not file any documents that  contradict the Russian ones , on the ground that American satellites have reached  similar conclusions, and because one  party in the opposition fired  the two rockets.

Meantime, Syria 's representative to the UN  Bashar Jaafari returned from Damascus to New York immediately carrying  the evidence that  supports the  Russian documents . According to informed sources, the Western hesitance  to direct charges against  the Syrian government  , and only  confined to claims to expand the investigation ,was  because  of  the images delivered by the Russians  for two rockets launched  from Douma area at 1.35 a. m Thursday  .

Besides,  it was noticed  that the Western countries did not resort to the adoption of the terms of reference of their own, but to  statements  by  leaders of the Syrian opposition coalition in holding the  Syrian authorities responsible for the operation .

The  Russians said  that the two  rockets which  are domestically  manufactured and  carrying chemicals, were fired  from the area controlled by «the banner of Islam», led by Zahran Allouch ,  one of the most notorious  forces of the armed opposition in Ghouta,  where it is reported that  nearly 25 thousand terrorists are distributed between Irbin , Zamalka ,  Saqba , Kafar Batna ,Ein Tarma and al-Madameya . The two rockets aimed at responding to the 'shield of the city', operation which was  the largest military operation carried out by the Syrian army on the outskirts of the capital Damascus , since the start of the conflict. One rocket landed in Jobar near the old town, while the second rocket landed in an area situated between Irbeen and Zamalka.

The Syrian army artillery had begun preliminary  shelling at one after midnight  , while the tanks and infantry troops, were prepared  to move at six  in the morning towards Jobar  in particular, targeting  the positions  " the Front of opening the Capital  ».

However,  13 terrorist battalions were  united in the region and put themselves under the command of «al-Nusra Front » to fight the Syrian Arab  army. These battalions  included the  brigades of  «Haroun al-Rashid», «Swords of Truth», «Immigrants» and «al-Ansar», and «Abu Zer al- Ghaffari», and « Brigades Jesus the son of Mary 'and' Sultan Muhammad the Conqueror ', and'  the shield of  al-Cham,  'Jobar Martyrs' and the  'glory of the Caliphate'.

According to identical  sources,  the  forces  of  the «front of opening the  capital» which have been fighting on Jobar front, began to withdraw from the high-rise buildings near the  Abbasids garage, and the end of Fares Khoury street , just after one a. m.  and  before the fall of the chemicals,   far away from the goals of the army  launchers and artillery, while the « Ansar al-Islam Brigade" forces  gathered  in Duma,  which has   the largest  population in the Ghouta.

The sources explained  the speedy withdrawal of the  opposition forces  towards the rear lines as attributed to few casualties among the  combatants, in comparison  to the large numbers of dead civilians.

According to identical  sources , the Syrian army pre-empted operations that  were prepared by these   groups to infiltrate into the capital across al-Maidan area , and to proceed to besiege the Syrian  army in the south of the capital on the front of   the Black Stone ( al-Hajar al-Aswad)   , Yalda and al- Qadam , with forces of the second and fourth contingents of the so-called  «Free Syrian  Army".

Observers suggest that  Terrorists launching of  chemicals  and demanding  the international investigation team to enter  the region aimed foremost to stop the Syrian military operation against these terrorists .


T. Fateh 

Internal strife, enemy’s deadliest weapon

The coward terrorist acts that rocked the Lebanese city of Tripoli yesterday claiming the lives of 42 people with more than 500 wounded are not separate from last week’s criminal blast that took place in the Southern suburb of Beirut.

The nasty hands that committed the heinous crimes in Tripoli are the same ones behind the criminal blast that rocked Beirut's southern suburb last week. Moreover, the two terrorist bombings are not aloof from what is going on in Syria, Iraq and Egypt as the Pro-US-Zionist projects in the region are trying to sow sectarian sedition and drag it into a state of chaos and destruction to implement political and economic plans that serve Israel and its allies. So, Tripoli and Beirut awful bombings cannot be separated from what is happening in Egypt where the Muslim Brotherhood members are committing savage massacres in the name of religion. They are not also detached from the situation in Syria where the Saudi-Qatari-backed takfiri groups are perpetrating heinous crimes with the aim of inciting sectarian wars that can achieve the sinister goals of the US and its allies. These savage crimes cannot also be isolated from the explosions and bombings that are taking place in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities claiming the lives of scores of innocent people daily. The weapons being used in such terrorist attacks inside Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Egypt have been paid for, and supplied by, the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, France, the UK, and the Israelis.

Tripoli’s terrorist explosions are a continuation of the project that aims to drag Lebanon and the whole region into chaos and destruction, and accomplish the hateful objectives of the Zionist enemy and all the states which stand behind it. The explosions aimed to prompt the Lebanese people to fight internally under religious and sectarian titles, which serves the hypocrite regional-international project that wants to divide the region and drown it in seas of blood and fire, and the only beneficiary will be Israel and its allies. The sole purpose of such atrocious acts is to keep the Middle East in turmoil and in a constant state of war so that colonialist objectives can be achieved easily.

This terrorist, Takfiri, criminal and aggressive war which is led by hostile counties, including Arab and regional tools such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar, aim to weaken the Arab region and end the axis of resistance through enticing internal sectarian conflicts that devastate the whole region and make it an easy target for Israel and its allies.

The internal strife is the deadliest weapon used by Israel and US and their tools in the region which have Takfiri mentality in a bid to stir up internal conflicts that aim to deflect the national resistance away from the battle with Israel. There is no doubt that this is an act of Israelis and its affiliate terror organizations, its main aim is to start sectarian conflicts to weaken the resistance movement in Lebanon and Syria.