Khan al-Assal Terrorist Crime

Following the much of fuss and groundless accusations by some Western countries about chemicals use in Syria, the Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, declared yesterday that samples taken at the Syrian town where chemical weapons were allegedly used indicate that it was "rebels" - NOT the Syrian army - behind the attack.

 Evidence studied by Russian scientists indicates that a projectile carrying the deadly nerve agent sarin was most likely fired at Khan al-Assal by the "rebels", Churkin pointed out, adding that it was determined that on March 19 the "rebels" fired an unguided missile Bashair-3 at the town of Khan al-Assal, which has been under government control. The results of the analysis clearly show that the shell used in Khan al-Assal was not factory made and that it contained sarin,”.

Churkin added that the contents of the shell “didn’t contain chemical stabilizers in the toxic substance,” and therefore “is not a standard chemical charge.” The RDX - an explosive nitroamine commonly used for industrial and military applications - found in the warhead was not consistent with what the armed forces use.

Earlier, the Syrian veteran Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Bashar Ja’afari, announced that Swedish scientist Ake Sellstrom, the UN official to investigate the claims, and UN High Representative for Disarmament Angela Kane had been invited for "constructive negotiations with the Syrian officials in order to reach an agreement, a mutual agreement on the terms of reference, mechanism and time frame of the mission.”

Dr. Ja’afari disclosed too that the Syrian authorities have seized in the city of Banias 281 barrels filled with dangerous, hazardous chemical materials capable of destroying a whole city, if not the whole country.”

The stockpile of chemicals belonging to “armed terrorist groups” included, 79 barrels of polyethylene glycol, 67 barrels of monoethylene glycol, 25 barrels of monoethanol [amine], and 68 barrels of the diethanolamine, and 42 barrels of [triethanolamine].”

A United Nations independent commission of inquiry confirmed in May 2013 that the opposition rather than the government has chemical weapons in their possession and are using sarin nerve against the civilian population. "The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law," said commission member Carla Del Ponte.  Earlier, Turkey’s state media agency Zaman, disclosed that the Turkish General Directorate of Security ceased 2 kg of sarin gas in the city of Adana in the possession of Al Nusra terrorists believed to have been heading for Syria.

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

Al-Qaeda has never been a threat to Occupation

The former US national security adviser,  Zbigniew Brzezinski,  said in an interview with the National Interest on June 24, that the ongoing crisis in Syria has been orchestrated by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and their western allies, warning also against any US-led military intervention in Syria or arming the terrorists fighting government forces there.

Actually, Saudi Arabia will not do anything without its master's permission, the USA. They have been working very hard to destabilize Syria. Saudi Arabia is an occupied country for sure, not in theory, by a visible US presence and a tacit Israeli-guided policy and declarations.

Of all the countries, Brzezinski named, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and their western allies, as having a major role in the Syrian crisis, he neglected/or failed to name Israel. Is there any doubt, that Israel is at the very base of the root of the problem, of why Syria was invaded by terrorists sponsored by all of Israel's puppets? This whole attempt to destroy Syria, is all for the illegal "greater Israel" to finally come to fruition.

Israel has an interest in removing any rational actors in the region and replacing them with cave-men and lunatics who are too fragile to threaten them. Al-Qaeda thinks they are real tough guys, but they have never been a threat to Israel.

Everyone realizes now that the problem in Syria is definitely not a civil war or any type of Syrian uprising, this is all about stealing the Syrian land to create 'Greater Israel.' This is the reason why the US seemingly  re-pivoted out of the Middle East region into the Asian Pacific, because creating 'Greater Israel' is its main objective but it does not want to get caught red handed doing it.

Butheina Al-Nounou

More Arms Mean More Killing

The west strategy for Syria is definitely to fail. The crocodile tears shed by some western countries for the Syrian people are futile and hypocrite. Actually the Syrians would have been better, more secure and stable without the west pouring  oil into fire.  Western countries aim but at repeating their colonial past and greedy schemes as to extend hegemony, blunder and exploit the Syrian resources.

Syrian Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister. Dr. Faisal al-Mikdad has recently stressed that the West’s strategy will fail. In an interview with the Independent, Dr. al-Mikdad underscored that the US supplies  arms and money to armed thugs, groups, but it has  no control over these al-Qaeda affiliates and opposition groups, which, notwithstanding the US hectic bids  to unify them, are being more disintegrated.

Dr. al-Mikdad asserted that nobody can control the terrorist groups it is arming and nor will be able to get them to declare a ceasefire that would be central to Geneva II peace conference, which Syria is ready and willing to attend without preconditions.

The USA  and its allies are indeed mistaken if they were to think that by making the armed groups a bit stronger on the ground, they can force the government to give more concessions. They can only contribute to the killing of more Syrians. “I think they are stupid and absolutely mistaken, because more arms means more killing.” Dr. Mikdad added.

Syria is indeed confronting fundamentalist Wahabi Takfiris who represent as much of a long-term threat to the West as they do to Syria. The achieved on the ground by the Syrian hero Army, however, does send a clear message to the terrorists and their masters: "The Syrian army is coming for you.” 

 

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

Chemical Weapons Pretext

Is president Obama setting the stage for a “humanitarian intervention” by casually accusing the Syrian government  of killing its own people? Asked Prof. Michel Chossudovsky in an interesting analysis by Global research.

A WMD (weapons of mass destruction) saga modeled on Iraq based on fabricated evidence is unfolding. The Western media in chorus relentlessly accuse the Syrian government of premeditated mass-murder, calling upon the “international community” to come to the rescue of the Syrian people.

The chemical weapons pretext is being used to justify further military aid to the terrorists, composed of the Al Qaeda affiliated Al Nusrah– are supported by Turkey, Israel, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

US-NATO-Israel have lost the ground war. Their Al Nusrah Front fighters, which constitute the foot-soldiers of the Western military alliance, cannot, under any circumstances, be rapidly rebuilt through a renewed flow of US-NATO military aid.

The Obama administration is in an impasse: its foot soldiers have been defeated. A “no fly zone” would, at this stage, be a risky proposition given Syria’s air defense system, which includes the Russian S-300 SAM system, added Chossudovsky.

The chemical weapons accusations are fabricated. In a bitter irony, the evidence amply confirms that the chemical weapons are being used not by Syrian government forces but by the US supported Al Qaeda terrorists.

The Western media is feeding disinformation into the news chain, casually refuting its own news reports. Confirmed by various sources including CNN, the Western military alliance has not only made chemical weapons available to the Al Nusrah Front, it has also sent in military contractors and special forces to train the terrorists.

Chossudovsky cited the Syrian Foreign Ministry letter that “What raises concerns about this news circulated by the media is our serious fear that some of the countries backing terrorism and terrorists might provide the armed terrorist groups with chemical weapons and claim that it was the Syrian government that used the weapons,”

A United Nations independent commission of inquiry confirmed in May 2013 that the opposition rather than the government has chemical weapons in their possession and are using sarin nerve against the civilian population. The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte.  Earlier, Turkey’s state media agency Zaman, disclosed that the Turkish General Directorate of Security ceased 2 kg of sarin gas in the city of Adana in the possession of Al Nusra terrorists believed to have been heading for Syria.

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

Better Be Called “Friends of Terrorism”

Orders have been issued in Doha aiming at giving Syria’s enemies a green light to go further in supplying the armed terrorist groups in Syria with more sophisticated weapons allegedly to enhance “military balance”.

The meeting of the so-called “Friends of Syria” group, (better be called   “Friends of Terrorism”) who met on Saturday in Qatar, the site of the biggest American military base in the region, seemed in a hurry to announce their urgent military support for the “Syrian opposition” in a semi state of emergency to save the terrorists, particularly after the Syrian Arab Army had achieved great progress on ground and had had full control of the Syrian-Lebanese borders area following al-Qseir battle.

However, the American master seemed to keep a supervising role in this process by letting others implement the orders, without being involved in direct armament. Observers saw the American behavior as a US caution, because the United States knows where these weapons are going and expects that the American public opinion will one day question the US administration over who sent the weapon to al-Qaeda-linked groups in Syria.

Blessed by three world powers, namely the U.S., Britain and France, who have been claiming that they are fighting terrorism, the Friends of Terrorism meeting decided in its communiqué to “urgently send all military equipments and support to the armed groups on ground and to what is called the “Free Army”, which comprises conflicting groups led by al-Qaeda-affiliated foreign mercenaries, in addition to bandits and outlaws of different nationalities employed to steal the Syrian people’s properties, kidnap citizens and terrorize civilians.

Qatar, the hosting Sheikhdom, has admitted that the conferees made “secret decisions” to coordinate military support for the “opposition”. The farce is that all the anti-Syria parties, who met in Doha, agreed that armament is the way to achieve peace and political solution in Syria. Hence, observers suggest that Washington must arm the Bahraini, Saudi and Qatari oppositions thus soon attaining a political settlement in these countries which have been witnessing a boiling state of complete refusal of the Oligarchic regimes which are based on family rule away from any kind of constitutions or laws.

The French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius’s call for providing the armed groups with anti-Sarin gas medicine, provokes caution more than any other thing, because the chemical weapons game has not been over yet as there are serious attempts to revive it and use the issue as a pretext to interfere in the Syria and violate  the state’s sovereignty as in the Iraqi model.

Senior international officials, including Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergi Lavrov have warned against using the chemical weapons game to interfere in Syria and stressed that the United Nations’ attempts to avoid investigating the use of chemical weapons by the terrorists in Khan al-Asal in Aleppo, indicates a Western intention to delay the issue until evidence is lost or distorted. This was what actually happened, because in order to justify his decision to arm the terrorist groups, Obama has depended on the secret file to convince the Americans that there are chemical weapons being used by the Syrian state.

Incitement, as a lethal weapon in wars, wasn’t absent in the Doha meeting. The "Friends of Terrorism” seized the opportunity to release their sectarian poisons against “Iran and Hizbollah” by calling on these two parties to “ stop interfering in Syria’, without a slight reference to the thousands of terrorists coming from Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Tunisia, and European  countries to join the so-called “jihad” in Syria.

While the US State Secretary John Kerry was speaking in his final statement about “supporting the Syrian opposition”, the Spanish Foreign Minister announced from Madrid that a terrorist group recruiting al-Qaeda terrorists to send them to Syria via European countries across Turkey, was arrested. The group admitted it has so far transferred 50 terrorists to Syria. This is only an example from a powerful state where law has the upper hand, so what about those coming from Afghanistan, Libya and Tunisia, the countries which are experiencing unprecedented chaos.

The call by the "friends of terrorism" for controlling the Syrian-Iraqi borders and the Syrian-Lebanese borders seemed so ironic since they didn’t even mention anything about controlling Syria’s borders with Turkey and Jordan. It is obvious that they want these borders opened, because, according to reports, the biggest number of terrorists and the biggest quantity of weapons are actually those flowing into Syria across Turkey and Jordan.

Nevertheless, whether the friends of terrorism rushed to provide military support for the terrorists or not, the Syrian state, backed by its honest people and real friends, has chosen to go ahead with haunting terrorists everywhere in Syria, terminate terrorism, restore security to the country and rebuild the homeland on stronger bases.

 H. Mustafa