Salute to the Late President

The eternal leader Hafez Al-Assad shortened history through the depth of his thoughts and wisdom.

"There are always men who can catch history" is an important saying of the great Indian leader Gandhi.

Former French President Jacques Chirac said :" President Hafez Al-Assad was a statesman keen on boosting his country and the fate of the Arab nation , he has had a prominent role in history over the last three decades."

After his meeting with President Hafez Al-Assad in Damascus, former U.S. President Bill Clinton said : " I really feel , for the first time in my life, that I put my hand in the hand of true president . I had an Indescribable feeling, when I shook hands with him , I looked at his face and I saw the whole history and vigor , in those moments , I thanked God that he was not a president of a great country, then he would undoubtedly rule the world."

Moreover, the fox of US. Policy Henry Kissinger acknowledged that :" President Hafez Al-Assad was the only one who overcame and defeated me in my life, and today Syria's Bashar Al-Assad astonished me because the vast majority of Syrians love and stand with him."

Hafez Al-Assad was the immortal leader , undoubtedly he was one of the region's history-makers till June 10, 2000, the day he left us, but remained in our minds. He was an  example of values ,steadfastness and courage that help us in facing the current challenges and build the future of Syria away from any external interference.

President Hafez Al- Assad was an exceptional leader who made Syria a hard and difficult number in the region and the world as a whole . Due to his shrewd political vision and wisdom , president Al-Assad had instilled in Arab peoples' minds the culture of resistance and provided it with all forms of support, refused to bargain over any of Arab issues that later contributed to the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance achievements of great victories against the Zionist enemy. Those victories were manifested in Israel's defeat in South Lebanon in 2000 , the victory of July 2006 and the victory of the Palestinian resistance in 2008.

The historical stances of immortal leader Hafez Al-Assad made Syria occupy a leading role in the contemporary world. He left us but is still alive in our hearts and consciousness through his thoughts and principles.

 

M.W  

''A State under Attack, Not a State in Crisis''

The professional Russian TV, RT, published today an exclusive detailed interview with the British National Party leader and European MP Nick Griffin, in which he objectively expressed reasonable and rational ideas and impressions about the ongoing in Syria. Mr. Griffin stated that people didn’t see Syria as perfect before the civil war, but it was a secular, tolerant state, which will be lost if takfiri fundamentalists  prevail, lashing out at the involvement in Syria as “a criminal action” on the part of the US.

MP Griffin pointed out that the Obama administration, by arming the takfiri fundamentalists, will provide arms to the same people, who launched the 9/11 attack on America.  

In reply to a question regarding al-Marjah Square, central Damascus, two suicide bombers'  attacks, MP Griffen said that  when you walk around the streets there’s ordinary people, there’s families, there’s people, who are strict Muslims and others, who are secular. Getting on with their lives and trying to ignore the bomb blasts, which go off occasionally. I’ve seen the same thing in Northern Ireland. People get used to this. Life continues. Certainly, in Damascus this is a state under attack, it’s not a state in crisis.   

MP Griffen recalled what happened in Afghanistan when the West, the CIA, the British state armed AL-Qaeda to fight the Soviet Union, pointing out that ''once the Soviet Union was finished, the jihadis didn’t go away, they turned their attention elsewhere. And what we’ve got now, they’re managing to turn huge parts – fortunately shrinking parts of presence in Syria – into a giant terrorist training camp.

MP Griffen  underscored that the majority of people fighting in Syria against the Syrian government are ''foreign terrorists, tens of thousands of them, including hundreds from the EU, some of them even in Britain. When the war is over here they’re going to come back to Britain, come back to Western Europe and continue their jihad, but this time we’ll be the targets.''  

Regarding his expectations about whether the US would  go ahead with weapons supplies to the opposition, given the Syrian hero army gains against terrorists on the ground, MP Griffen expressed fear that the US will go ahead with weapon supplies as ''There are a number of people a number of organizations and countries involved in this criminal drive to destroy secular Syria. One of them is the US government, not ordinary American people. They’re working out a plan which was produced at the start of the century by a group calling itself the Project for New American Century and they wanted to secure energy supplies for the US and also to contain Russia. That’s what this attack on Syria is the latest of this criminal action by the US. They’re not the only ones to blame, but they’re a significant part of it…. even though in doing so they’re arming the same people as attacked the US on 9/11.''   

About his assessments and impressions during his current visit to Syria, along with an EU Parliamentarian delegation, MP Griffen said: ''We’ve also been able to talk with ordinary Syrians at all sorts of different levels. Something that comes out from all those people who we speak to is that Syria wasn’t perfect, but it was a secular and tolerant state where no one even cared if someone was Sunni or Shia or Christian or Jewish. They go on with it and that’s the thing, which is going to be destroyed if this carries on. And everyone I was there with, I think, gets this point and agrees with me and the vast majority of people in Britain, that we shouldn’t be involved in other peoples’ quarrels.''

Indeed MP Griffen stroke the right note that the ''Syrians have problems to sort out. Those are problems of a question for Syria to sort out through ballot box, not through foreign terrorists and foreign military intervention.'' 

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

(Let us go, let's crush Taksim) Erdogan's supporters said

When Turkish PM Erdogan came back to Turkey, he was supposed to land at 9 pm but to gather more people to support him, his flight was delayed for 3 hours. Meanwhile, Ak Parti supporters, who were informed and invited to the greeting via SMS, were transported to the Atatürk Airport by government services. The PM of Turkey returned home after a five-day trip. His cabinet worked hard to gather a crowd of 20,000 at the airport. (Currently, there are 3.5 million protesting on the streets).

What I would like to draw attention to is the slogan that was chanted by the crowd during the speech:

"Let us go, let's crush Taksim". What is mainly annoying here is the attitude of the PM. He just stopped and let them repeat this for many times. Tayyip Erdoğan, who is obligated to ensure the unity of 76 million people, divides the country into two groups: 'us' and 'them'. He ended his speech with the following words "We're all going to go home from here, peacefully" is actually an allusion to his supporter's position. Thus he refers to his power on those people's opinions and actions, which is horrifying for the future of Turkey. He threatened his opposition before, and he still keeps on, he is calling for a civil war. 

Turkey is not a democratic country anymore, Turkey is a fascist dictatorship where media shows documentaries about animals while all the Gezi Park protests are going on just because these are protests against government. Turkey is a country where people are getting arrested just because they send tweets like "Police is using tear gas in here." Turkey is a country where police run over and kill protesters with armored police vehicle and poke protester's eyes with intentionally-aimed tear gas capsules.  Turkey is a country where PM says that "We can barely hold 50% of our population to stay in their homes."  Turkey is a country where PM says that we might destroy this university because the rector of that university said that "They can take make up exams without any excuse reports for this semester." all these info that I provided is true. Just check the appropriate twitter accounts and see the international news. I can give millions more examples. So nobody shouls say that "Turkey is a democratic country." or "Media is trying to provoke people and disturb the peace in Turkey." or else.

Erdogan gave a speech full of blatant lies that served no other purpose than provoking his supporters against the protesters. He has no concern for more than half of the country who did not vote for him. Turkish PM said the protesters killed a cop. Truth is, the cop fell off a bridge while chasing unarmed protesters. He said protesters burned a flag. Truth is, the flag burning video was from a kurdish protest back in 2010. He said that this was all to stop cutting less than 15 trees. This was the biggest lie. This is about freedom, democracy, and people who had enough of lies, when government (PM) calls his voter's for crime,  People call him as a crime  minister after that....

One of the young ladies wrote on twitter:

Important warning: a lawyer friend of mine working on the cases of the detained protesters just told me that even if you are a foreigner, and even if you are female, you will be beaten severely and then detained for at least 3 days, if you are lucky, then deported for sure if your embassy intervenes. 

The lawyer is Turkish, the one being deported is French journalism student at Galatasaray University. She was arrested taking photos near gumussuyu, beaten severely on the way to kumkapi detention center, that she now has no control over her bladder. Denied medical attention and beaten over and over again in detention for 3 days and wetting herself. Now being deported in the same clothes, she was arrested wearing, and stinking with her………

She is the only one being deported after 3 days in detention, because she's a girl. The other foreigners are still in detention waiting and according to the lawyer they all were beaten and facing charges of threatening national security.

A young man wrote:

Gumussuyu is a dangerous road. Too many barricades for people to prevent them from escaping tear gas quickly and people are in panick. There are also provocateurs throwing Molotov cocktails. Stay away unless you love tear gas or have a mask and goggles. Stay Safe Istanbul.

At last I say: The Syrian people are watching your democracy Erdogan.they will never  ever forgive you for what you did to our beloved country Syria. you are paying, and all who conspired against on our country will pay, sooner or later.

Butheina Alnounou

Majority of foreign fighters recently killed in Syria linked to Al Qaeda

For more than two years, the Syrians have been slaughtered by Al-Qaeda affiliates from more than 30 countries! These very terrorists are called by western media as ''rebels'' and their crimes are labeled by these media outlets as ''uprising''. ''revolution'' and so on so forth. These hired-killers terrorists are cannibals and their crimes have almost destroyed every thing Syrian; but not the Syrians' determination to cleanse Syria from every terrorist.

According to a recent report by Fox News, the majority of foreign fighters killed in Syria between July 2012 and May of this year were found to be fighting on behalf of a terrorist group that's a front for Al Qaeda in Iraq, according to a new independent report by a security consulting firm that specializes in counterterrorism; at least 280 foreign fighters were perished in that time period. Drawing on social media data, traditional media and internet platforms, the report called "Convoy of Martyrs in the Levant" by Flashpoint Global Partners concludes that the Syrian conflict is now drawing jihadiist fighters from the U.S., Chechnya, Kosovo, Egypt, Gaza, Jordan, Tunisia, Libya and Saudi Arabia.

"..The lion's share of foreign fighters who are dying in Syria are fighting with the most hardline organization involved in the uprising: Jabhat al-Nusra,” the report said.;“The leader of Jabhat al-Nusra, Abu Mohammed al-Joulani, has recently publicly sworn allegiance to Al Qaeda leader Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri and the group has been blacklisted as a branch of Al Qaeda in Iraq by the United States government."

A lead investigator on the project, Aaron Zelin, the Richard Borrow fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, told Fox News the emergence of foreign fighters is another sign that the Syrian conflict is spreading, with ramifications beyond the Middle East and North Africa. "The current conflict in Syria is in many respects similar to what we saw in Afghanistan in the 1980s,” he said. “Because not only is it viewed as a cause celebre for people within the Arab world but even western governments are backing the opposition so you see many westerners, especially from western Europe, going in."

According to Zelin, with estimates ranging from 500 to 800 Europeans now getting involved in Syria, the threat continues once these "foreign fighters return home" because they are now steeped in the Islamist ideology with new skills such as bomb making.

In April, Belgian authorities conducted a nation-wide sweep, arresting six men for an alleged jihadist recruitment drive for the Syrian opposition.

While the report acknowledges there are inherent difficulties "calculating statistics on a shadow army,"; investigators believe the number of Americans fighting for the Syrian opposition is much greater that the two well-documented cases. These are Eric Harroun, who is on trial in Virginia for fighting with Al Qaeda, and a 33-year-old Michigan woman, Nicole Lynn Mansfield, whose death was also confirmed.

 

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

Turkey's Sarin

Farhan Haq, spokesman for Deputy UN Secretary-General, has recently revealed that the videos handed over to the UN by some Russian journalists, showed that the "opposition fighters" used chemical weapons in their attacks against Syrians on March 19. Journalist Anastasia Popova (RTR) has confirmed already that toxic substances were used by the "opposition forces" in some attacks.

Meantime, Fares News Agency reported that "The chemical weapons used in the attack on Khan al-Assal area had been prepared by former Iraqi Military Industries Brigadier General Adnan al-Dulaimi and supplied to terrorists of the al-Nusra Front in Aleppo through Turkey's cooperation and via Antakya,"

"The 80mm mortar shells which landed in Khan al-Assal and killed dozens of people were armed with the latest product of Dulaimi's hidden laboratories sent to the al-Nusra Front members for testing," the source added.

UN human rights investigators also announced that they have testimony indicating that terrorists in Syria have used Sarin gas. Interviews with victims and doctors have provided "strong, concrete suspicions" that the terrorists used the deadly nerve agent, according to a lead investigator, who also stressed that there's no evidence that the Syrian military used Sarin.

"Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and; there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of Sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated," member of the UN independent commission of inquiry on Syria Carla Del Ponte said in an interview with Swiss-Italian television.

"This was used on the part of the opposition, the ''rebels'', not by the government authorities," she underscored.

''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.'' Del Ponte pointed out.

The chemical attack on Khan al-Assal came after a video footage posted on the internet late in January showed that the armed "militants" in Syria possessed canisters containing chemical substances. The foreign-sponsored "militants" had earlier released footage in which rabbits were killed by inhaling poisonous gas.

With this in mind, came the repeated statements and calls by Russian Foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, that Russia was waiting Turkey's government to present full details on arresting al-Nusra Front-affiliated Syrian gunmen carrying 2 kg cylinder of nerve agent Sarin. And to mention the frequent warnings by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson that the terrorist opposition groups and extremists might use chemical weapons to pave the way for foreign military intervention in Syria.

 “We would like to shed light on all these questions because the issue of chemical weapons has become a focus of speculation and provocation. I do not rule out that someone would like to use it to declare that a red line has been crossed and foreign intervention is needed,” the Russian foreign minister said, according to RIA Novosti.

Actually, media revelations about the involvement of Turkish military officers in Syria can't be totally disregarded. Turkish troops and pilots have been involved in pitched battles, alongside al-Nusra terrorist or mercenary corps, in the attempt to secure the Ming airfield near Aleppo.

According to Syrian military sources and Al-Watan Newspaper, Turkish ground troops and pilots are directly involved in pitched battles for the Ming airfield, North of the Syrian city Aleppo. The Turkish troops are, according to the Syrian military, fighting alongside terrorist mercenary corps of the al-Qaeda associated al-Nusrah, as well as other predominantly foreign mercenary corps from countries like Tunisia, Libya.

Journalists have repeatedly documented Turkish military officers' presence in Syria, distributing large weapons shipments among the terrorist or mercenary brigades.

Thus, Minister of Information, Omran al-Zou'bi's statements that the chemical weapons used by the terrorists in Khan al-Assal in Aleppo countryside have probably arrived from Turkey, should be thoroughly shed light on and analyzed. The missile which targeted Khan al-Assal was indeed launched from an area where terrorists exist, and which is not far from Turkish territory.

Unfortunately, the UN has turned down the Syrian official request to investigate the terrorists' use of chemicals in Khan al-Assal. Thus, the recent French and British  announcements regarding chemicals are suspicious and prove only that the game of falsifications and fabrications is to be on and on for some time to come, and is even to escalate with every failure and setback to al-Qaeda affiliates on the Syrian territories at the hands of the Syrian hero Army and People.

 

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim