political solution will bring stability

Press TV has recently  conducted an interview with Anas Jaboua, with the Syrian Social Club from London.  The interview tackled the situation on the ground in Syria and the ongoing political moves in this regard. Mr. Jaboua asserted the need for  the political solution and that Hand by hand, the operations for the Syrian army are being carried on as well, such as in Khirbet Ghazaleh in Dara’a or in al-Qusayr ; in the middle of Syria or if we go over to the northern side of Syria in Aleppo in al-Aziziah.  What we can say is enough is enough, we need a political solution but yet as we can see on the American side, the American side is not resting on one decision.

On one hand they say yes we are in need for a political solution for the area. political solution will bring stability again to the Middle East, to the whole area; but on the other hand what we can see is that they are always funding and helping the armed militias or the Islamic groups such as al-Nusra, which they listed al-Nusra on the terrorist page [list]. But then under the table we can see the American government is funding them in arms and funding them in money as well and so they are sending them people as well.

On the other hand, as well we can see Turkey, they are talking about a political solution, but under the table as well they are funding the militant groups.  So in reality, when we say who is speaking and targeting for the political solution, we can see Russia, we can see Iran, we can see Syria. Yes, they are targeting for a political solution to stop the conflict in Syria.

Jaboua  pointed out that  the other side, which is the Western countries or the countries which supported these armed groups, they do not aim for a political solution, they aim to create instability in Syria and keep this area in such a mess.  So therefore they are heading towards creating the sectarian war or the civil war not only in Syria, but they are also heading towards creating this war again … in Lebanon after being stopped many years ago. So they are heading to create this war in Jordan as well. Therefore, what they are aiming is, just to create a civilian war, which can create instability for the whole area and that can give the war country, which is Israel, give stability because the whole area is in war Israel is in rest.

However, this very ''war country'' is never to be ''in rest'' once the region is burning; it is Israel itself which would emerge to be the big loser at the end of the day. The occupation of others' territories, launching raids and aggressions against sovereign States, and the persistent rejection of UN Security Council resolutions, not to mention, of course, the Israeli flagrant and foolish support for al-Qaeda affiliates in the armistice zone would but add to its would be big loss.

M.A.

Green Party urges no U.S. interference in Syria

WASHINGTON, DC (ST)- Green Party leaders called on President Obama and Congress to cancel proposed military aid to Syrian "rebels" and press Israel to cease its attacks on Syria immediately, or risk an escalated conflict in the Middle East.

Greens urged the Obama Administration to pursue diplomacy and promote a political settlement instead of a deepening and bloody civil and proxy war. Hopefully, the US Administration would heed the logic of its own citizens as to evade the more of deterioration and bloodshed.

On May 5, Leah Bolger, Secretary of Defense, and David Swanson, Secretary of Peace, of the Foreign Affairs Branch of the Green Shadow Cabinet published a statement opposing U.S. involvement in Syria and a condemnation of Israel's air strikes:

U.S. military involvement in Syria could only make things worse. Syria does not need a "no fly" zone. It needs a "no weaponizing" zone….  The Netanyahu government in Israel has just raised the ante in this precarious situation by conducting air-to-ground missile attacks against Syria, undoubtedly with the tacit approval of the United States. Allowing Israel to attack Syria without consequences is not only the sanctioning of a crime; it also allows momentum to develop for greater violence and pushes peaceful resolution further out of reach. Diplomacy must be actively pursued before it is too late.

Further military interference in Syria would be a disastrous decision in important ways. For one thing, it is not at all clear if chemical weapons have been used, and if so, by which side. U.S. media has a tendency to turn conjecture into accepted fact merely by repeating it. Furthermore, the U.S. military has itself used  and continues to use chemical and nuclear weapons — Agent Orange and napalm in Vietnam and white phosphorus and depleted uranium weapons in Iraq and Afghanistan. The ongoing hypocrisy of U.S. policy and practice in this regard undermines our nation’s international moral and legal position.

But the most basic reason that the U.S. should not interfere militarily in Syria is because we should support self-determination. It should be left to the Syrian people to decide who will run their government. Overthrowing foreign governments is not legal, moral, or practical.  It is not a safe practice to encourage. In fact, in nearly a century of warmaking, there is still no example of the United States or NATO having “liberated” a country to beneficial effect. Libya's violence is spilling into neighboring nations. Iraq is arguably in worse shape post-intervention than Syria is pre-intervention.

"Cheerleaders for U.S. military involvement and a U.S. enforced no-fly zone in Syria, including Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. John McCain, show that they learned nothing from the 2003 Iraq invasion about the danger of decisions based on flimsy and fabricated evidence," said Darryl! LC Moch, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States.

"Unless we see a reversal of policy, it's clear that President Obama has adopted the aggressive doctrine and illegal agenda of the Bush Administration's neocon ideologues, as well as carte-blanche approval for every criminal action by Israel regardless of consequences, under the influence of AIPAC," said Ms. Farheen Hakeem, co-chair of the Green Party's International Committee.

To  what extent such a ''reversal of policy'' will take place in the interest of All remains so far uncertain, given, unfortunately,  the uncalculated and reckless anti-Syria practices and measures on the ground by terrorism backers, particularly the ewes and Turkey.

M.A.

Moscow Road

Hopefully, the US Secretary of state, John Kerry yesterday's statement that the US and Russia's interests regarding the settlement in Syria coincide would be a u-turn in the US long standing support to armed terrorists and groups on the ground. Most hopeful for is that the US would issue orders to its proxies  and ewes as to immediately refrain from their obstructionist and destructive measures against the majority of the Syrians.

Mr. Kerry's visit to Russia and his talks with President Vladimir Putin and his counterpart Sergei Lavrov came at a critical timing amid much debated speculations about the legitimate response of the Syrians to the recent coward Israeli attacks. The majority of the Syrians do hope that the talks with the Russian officials, who do comprehend the facts and reality on the ground, did illuminate on the Moscow Road the visiting US Secretary, whose country has been, unfortunately, involved in the shedding of the Syrians' blood in a way or another!

It is a good omen that finally the US has started to admit and to be interested in stability in the region, fighting terrorism, as well as in dialogue among the Syrians as to politically end the crisis. Thanks to the steadfast Syrians, Army, and Russian brothers and friends worldwide.

Further, the Russian-US talks-preceding the forthcoming Putin-Obama Summit, underscored, according to Minister Lavrov, the need  to preserve the safety of Syria and its territorial integrity and the need to convince representatives of the government and the opposition to hold negotiations, given the fact that the Syrian Government agreed to adopt the Geneva statement and formed a committee with full authority to materialize it, while the opposition didn't even announce until now who will participate in negotiations on its behalf to implement the statement.

It is a positive gesture that Secretary Kerry underlined the need for exerted  efforts to combat terrorism, which the Syrian Government has been exposed to for more than two years. Mr. Kerry, Syria, the peace-loving country, which you have earlier visited several times, is in need for some US carrots, and never more for unjustified sticks bias, unilateralism and sanctions. Syria, according to a statement in 2002 by US State Department official, Richard W. Erdman, the chief State Department specialist for Syria, "saved American lives," in the aftermath of September 11 terrorist attacks! Hopefully, Mr. Secretary of State,  that you will work as to change your predecessor's statements before the 2-day US  House of Appropriations Committee on April 24-25, 2009: ''let`s remember here… the people we are fighting today we funded them twenty years ago…and great, let them come from Saudi Arabia and other countries, importing their Wahabi brand of Islam.''

Unfortunately, your remote-controlled ewes and new Ottomans have turned almost all of the Middle East into a bloodbath minefield, where to every terrorist and extremist is sent for jihad! The majority does live in fear! Sir, it is unbearable nightmare once the people of this sacred region are slaughtered  like sheep at the hands of the most notorious terrorists, among whom many were set free from prisons in return for jihad!

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

"We don't know who used them"

The international media avoids talking about possible use of chemical weapons by armed terrorist groups in Syria , just as it ignored Al-Qaeda leader’s call for jihad marking the start of deadly suicide attacks in Syria, stated Ammar Waqaf of the Syrian Social Club to Russian TV, pointing out that the much of media fuss about around the stalled investigation over chemical weapons might be serving as a cover-up for the use of such weapons by armed terrorists.

Waqaf pointed out that the Syrian ambassador to the UN Dr. Bashar Ja’afari did point out that probably such a fuss and western allegations were a prelude for pushing the UN for sending an inspector team like… into Iraq in 2003, which would have been a prelude for interpreting, and misinterpreting their findings and going in there. But what we see on the ground is that actually there’s increased evidence that the terrorists are using chemical weapons. Not only few weeks ago in Khan al-Assal chemical weapons were used, and, evidently, the Syrian government did ask the UN to come and investigate. But actually a few days ago in the neighborhood of Barzeh – outskirts of Damascus – there was an attack on the army posts with chemical weapons and about 13 people were killed. And nobody is talking about this.

On his part, the renowned Robert Fisk wrote in the Independent on April 28th an interesting article about the western and Israeli allegations regarding chemical weapons use. Fisk cited the Israeli contradictory claims and statements to this effect:  "have used/have probably used/might have used/could use chemical weapons".

It all comes back to that most infantile cliché of all: that the US and Israel fear Assad's chemical weapons "falling into the wrong hands". They are frightened, in other words, that these chemicals might end up in the armoury of the very same "rebels", especially the Islamists, that Washington, London, Paris, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are supporting. And if these are the "wrong hands", then presumably the weapons in Assad's armoury are in the "right hands" Fisk wrote.

Actually, as Dr. Bashar al-Jafaari, the Syrian Ambassador to the UN has repeatedly pointed out, the UN Secretariat is procrastinating to send an investigation  mission to Khan al-Asal ,  casting more doubts about the politicization of the issue as  sought by some Western, regional  and Arab countries ,  similar to what happened in Iraq before the invasion. Syria, however, isn't Iraq and the need is dire for definite answers for Obama's recent perplexities : "we don't know when they were used, how they were used. We don't know who used them. We don't have a chain of custody that establishes" exactly what happened. In Khan al-Assal, Saraqib, Barza, the armed terrorists did use chemical poisons against the Syrian soldiers and civilians among whom  some were martyred and others taken to Turkey as to accuse the state of using chemicals!

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

Geopolitical Games

Using weapons of mass destruction as a tool in geopolitical games prevents an honest investigation of their alleged use in Syria, underlined the veteran Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, asserting that there are states and external players who think that all means are good if they lead to displacement of the Syrian regime. But the issue of the use of weapons of mass destruction is too serious and no one should play with it. I consider it inadmissible to use this issue and speculate on it.”

“The blame for the fact that no one investigates the particular incident that took place on March 19 and that still causes universal concern should be put on the nations that attempt to prevent the UN Secretary General from a simple and direct answer to a simple and direct question,” added Lavrov, pointing out that no one has presented any proof for claims regarding  a chemical attack near Homs and the intelligence agencies, including Western ones  said that such claims these statements lacked any detailed proof whatsoever.

Meantime, anti-war activist Lindsey German told Russian TV that the US and UK are using the possibility of chemical weapons in Syria to increase the prospect of intervention in the country, labeling  the so-called  the latest piece of evidence against Syria’s chemical weapons use “dubious”, citing US Obama's assessments of intelligence reports in this regard as “preliminary.”

Lindsey pointed out that the same sort of story is being repeated and of course many people didn’t believe it ten years ago and many more now realize they were told lies. I think this latest piece of evidence is very dubious, even the US and British authorities are saying they’re not certain…they’re not certain at all what quantities have been used but of course they’re using the fact that supposedly chemical weapons have been used in this way to increase the prospect of intervention in Syria.

 I think this is a move where they’re trying to amass more and more reasons going to war. We already have US and British troops training in Jordan near the Syrian border. We already have money coming in from Saudi Arabia and Qatar to fund the opposition. We already have the Turkish government who has provided facilities for the Free Syrian Army. And I think this is a further ratchet up towards the possibility of war.

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim