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Halting criminal massacres by takfiri groups, pre-condition for success of Geneva 2

It seems that the international community has become convinced of the presence of al-Qaeda-linked terrorism in Syria.  But the Commission of Inquiry on Syria is still deliberately blowing things out of proportion when displaying its findings, also fully disregarding or downplaying core issues. Despite the fact that the recent report of the Special Inquiry on Syria admitted the existence of terrorist groups but it did not refer to the states supporting these groups. The Commission has stressed in its reports that a number of states had offered media and financial support to the armed terrorist groups as well as a number of operations have been done to smuggle weapons through borders. But the commission ignored naming the regimes of those states which sponsor the smuggling of weapons, particularly the Turkish regime who opened its borders to enter the weapons and mercenaries into Syria.

  It also avoided detailed description of the atrocious crimes and savage massacres committed by these groups against Syrian people and their properties. There are blood-curdling scenes that flagrantly contravene the Syrians' dignity and human rights regarding the crimes of the armed terrorist groups, ranging from eating human flesh, cutting throats, mutilating bodies, beheadings on sectarian and confessional grounds, throwing bodies from rooftops to committing hundreds of suicide bombings using car bombs in densely-populated areas, recruiting children, abducting and slaughtering clergymen, assassinating scholars in mosques, issuing instigative fatwas on 'sexual jihad' and raping women, killing children on the charges of infidelity, robbing hundreds factories in Aleppo and Idleb  and transporting them to Turkey.

How could the international community allow the Saudi, Qatari and Turkish regimes to sponsor fundamentalist terrorism publicly? And how could Western governments which had suffered from terrorism accept to sponsor and support that terrorism? They are fighting these groups on their lands and offer them unlimited support to kill innocent Syrian people and destroy Syria’s infrastructure. Over the past two years, many European officials warned against the return of terrorists to their homelands in Europe.

Saudi Arabia is one of the main states that have been funding terrorist acts in Syria. From the very beginning of the crisis, Prince Saud al-Faysal, the foreign minister of Al-Saud considered arming terrorist groups as a religious duty. One of Saudi Arabia's latest “feats” was the purchase of Israeli arms estimated at USD 50 millions to be shipped to the armed terrorist groups in Syria. Prince Bandar Bin Sultan was appointed as responsible for funding and training the armed terrorist groups and exporting them to Syria.

When an agreement was announced between the Syrian government and the United Nations to investigate into the use of chemical weapons in Khan al-Asal, the armed terrorist groups entered Khan al-Assal and committed a horrible massacre against civilians and soldiers there to eliminate the witnesses who could have testified against the ones who used chemical weapons there.

Some Arab and regional countries, particularly the Gulf States, are manipulating terrorism on the pretext of helping the Syrian people, but such steps will reflect on them and they will pay for their manipulations just as the US paid in Afghanistan.

If they are truthful and honest in their keenness on helping Syrian people, the first thing they have to do is to stop their “generous” support to the armed terrorist groups and contribute to the peaceful settlement of the crisis through encouraging the convening of the Geneva 2 conference.


Inter-Syrian dialogue without preconditions, sole way to end crisis

From the very beginning of the crisis in Syria, Syria asserted that a Syria-led, comprehensive national dialogue without preconditions is the main way to overcome the crisis. It affirmed readiness to conduct dialogue with all national people, inside and outside Syria, who believe that the solution to the crisis is a national solution far from any foreign interference or violation of the national sovereignty.

Syria has announced readiness to participate in the international conference scheduled in Geneva and to hold dialogue with all the political powers which believe in a peaceful political solution based on a democratic track. Syria's support for any political effort that guarantees exit from the crisis as soon as possible and guarantees the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Syria is crystal clear from the very beginning of the crisis. But the so-called opposition is still procrastinating and putting preconditions.  It is also pre-occupied in seeking for more weapons and tools of killing and destruction to press ahead with atrocities and sabotage acts against Syrians and their public and private properties.

The political track requires from the sides that openly support, fund, train and arm terrorist groups in Syria, particularly Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, to refrain from doing so. Saudi Arabia stance towards the crisis in Syria is destructive as it has been offering funds and weapons to the armed terrorist groups over the past two years. Most recently, Saudi Foreign Minister announced at the UN General Assembly that his country will continue its military, political and economic support to the armed terrorist groups. Those who claim commitment to the interests of the Syrian people must work hard to stop flow of weapons and terrorists into Syria.

Syria is working seriously to resolve the crisis in political and diplomatic ways as soon as possible. But the Syrian people reject terrorism and discard violence and extremism. They are resolved more than ever before to realizing victory and reasserting security and stability to the country.

The so-called /Doha Coalition/ has no genuine will, no real construction and it suffers fragmentation. Scores of armed groups announced that they do not recognize it, therefore we should ask who does this coalition represent?!

The Syrian government and army will continue performing their national and constitutional duties in protecting the Syrian people from the global terrorism. The steadfastness of the Syrian people and army in defending the homeland against the foreign aggression launched against it for two years and a half has a big influence on the Western public opinion which becomes aware that the Syrian people are fighting in defense of their homeland and cultural values.


Terrorists' failure to Sow Sedition

With the arrival of the Syrian so-called  '' revolution '' in 2011 and the start of terrorists flow into Syria. The armed terrorist groups have tried to disseminate sedition among Syria's different components. The terrorists targeted all of Syria, particularly the minorities, including the Christians, the alawites,  the Druze , and the Ismailies and secular Sunnis.  The Syrian ''revolution '' from the beginning  failed to offer assurances to these minorities . Sitting in European capitals , the opposition offered the minorities honeyed words but on the ground , the picture was completely different .Minorities were targeted. The Druze in Jaramanah ,the Christians in Ma’loula and the Alawites in their coastal region, and every open-minded Syrian, who doesn't believe in their blasphemy.

In August the Alawites were attacked in the places they had considered as the safest-their mountainous villages! It was as if all their nightmares had returned. The younger generations were able to identify the truth of what happened to their ancestors for they saw a repeat of it themselves. Their villages were raided, their houses burned, their men killed and their women raped before  the Syrian hero  Army arrived and the villages were liberated from the armed terrorist groups.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights-apparently Observatory for only some Syrians and not all- hardly dwelled on what had happened and what was even more surprising was that the media in Syria didn’t give these massacres their due. It was as if they were too ashamed to talk of what they had thought would never happen again. No serious attempt was made to publicize these massacres and they were hardly mentioned in Western media. No official complaint was made against the “Syrian National Coalition” which harbors these armed groups and no request for an official investigation was made either . It was Ethnic cleansing carried out with the blessing of the West and the funding of Gulf countries and Saudi!

Nevertheless, the Syrians today are standing like one person in the face of the Takfiri terrorist groups, which failed to sow sedition among the members of the one Syrian family. The Syrians are but Syrians and consider themselves as all targeted by the cancerous cannibals, backed and mushroomed by more than 80 countries worldwide.


Reem Haddad

It’s time to make the ME free from WMD

Israel is the only outlawed entity in the world which still rejects to join the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT). It has been stockpiling chemical and nuclear weapons since the 1950s with the help of the US, France and other Western states. The Israeli arsenal of chemical and nuclear weapons has been manufactured over the past decades without any reference to the dangers and threats it causes to the peoples of the region and the world as whole.  If the US and the West really want peace and stability in the Middle East, they basically have to get Israel to turn all its Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) over to an international supervision.

 Syria's decision to place chemical weapons under international supervision has stripped Israel of any excuse to keep its weapons of mass destruction. Dismantling Israel's huge arsenal of nuclear and chemical weapons should be a priority if the US and its Western allies are serious in their keenness to establish peace in the Middle East region.  The Zionist entity is still armed to teeth with nuclear and chemical weapons, and the US and the West have to put pressure on Israel to accept to be disarmed and join the NPT. In December 2012, Tel Aviv once again dismissed the latest demand from the members of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to join the accord. 

The main danger of WMD is the Israeli nuclear and chemical arsenal, but nobody is speaking about that. The Syrian chemical weapons are a mere deterrence against the Israeli nuclear arsenal and other WMD which have been used to kill the Arab people and force them out of their indigenous lands. 

A newly released report in a US professional journal confirms that Israel is equipping some of its submarines with nuclear-capable cruise missiles, echoing the 2013 Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Yearbook on Armament and International Security, which also implied that Israel may have nuclear-capable submarine-launched cruise missiles.

Most experts estimate that Israel has at least 200 nuclear warheads, largely based on information leaked to the Sunday Times newspaper in the 1980s by Mordechai Vanunu, a former worker at the Israel's Dimona nuclear reactor. Vanunu has disclosed important information about Israel’s nuclear activities which constitute grave danger to the whole region. The United States is protecting Israel’s nuclear weapons, which is offensive not defensive as Washington and Tel Aviv claim.

In fact, Israel started nuclear activities early in the 1950s with the help of the French, the British and the US, during the Johnson years, allowed them to steal nuclear materials and complete the manufacture of an arsenal of nuclear heads.

Western countries have once again blocked a resolution proposed by Arab states to the UN nuclear agency criticizing Israel’s undeclared nuclear weapons. The draft was put forward by 32 countries during the recent International Atomic Energy Agency's annual General Conference in the Austrian capital, Vienna to criticize Israel's refusal to acknowledge its possession of nuclear weapons.

The Western stand reflects the double standard policy with all issues pertaining to the Arab Israeli conflict and the issue of nuclear weapons in the Middle East.

The Middle East will not see peace and stability as long as Israel refuses to put its nuclear weapons under international control.


Selective and incomplete report serves American-Zionist agenda

It has been crystal clear that the UN and its affiliated bodies have been one of the major tools used by the US to implement its agenda in Syria and the region in a way that meets the requirements of American Zionist project and serves colonialist interests. As was the case with the report of the Special Commission on Syria, the new UN report on the allegations of Chemical weapons’ use in Eastern Ghuta is biased and politicised full of exaggerations and undocumented information. The UN report on the chemical attack in Syria on August 21 confirmed that chemical arms were indeed used at the site.  The UN inspectors, however, were not authorized to name a suspected guilty party in the attack, and the evidence they presented has been subject to contradictory interpretations. Without a complete picture of what has taken place in Eastern Ghuta, the report remains one-sided. 

The report was only a new means to put more pressure on Syria through drafting a resolution regarding Syria’s chemical weapons by France and Britain which are dreaming of restoring their colonialist past in the Arab region. The document was drafted by the US, France and Britain, which have been pushing for military action against Syria even before the UN inspection report was released.

In fact, the findings of the non-final report issued by the UN General Secretariat on the allegations of chemical weapons use in Damascus Countryside which said that the toxic sarin gas was used did not add anything new to what the Syrian government has cautioned of several times since the beginning of the crisis.

Issuing a non-final report would disrupt the comprehensiveness of investigation and confuse the independent, objective and honest scientific dimension of this investigation. Moreover, it will serve the interventional agendas of some countries which are seeking to politicize the investigation so as to try to demonize the Syrian government, disregard the positive meaning of Syria's decision to join the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and sabotage the Syrian-Russian initiative to put Syria's chemical weapons stocks and storage and production sites under the OPCW control.

Issuing an inconclusive report also aims to undermine the chances of holding the Geneva 2 conference and move forward with the option of military aggression against Syria.

A number of reports confirmed the use of sarin gas by the terrorist groups in Syria, including the Turkish authorities' arrest last May of 12 terrorists with 2 kg of sarin gas in their possession moved from Libya onboard a civilian plane. There are also reports on the involvement of Qatari officers in shipping poisonous chemical materials across the Turkish lands to the armed terrorist groups which used them in Khan al-Assal.

This UN report should be only good for one thing, that is to be folded and stuck under a short leg of a table to stop it from wobbling, because the UN has become a puppet organization controlled by the Zionists and the West. This fact is very clear and open even for a blind man to ascertain the truth, but the UN and its inspectors are twisting the truth away from the world by orders of the US and its allies to politicise everything in service of their colonialist agenda.