Global war on "terrorism"
In 1980s, the United States and Israel created the concept of "international terrorism" to discredit the national liberation movements, accusing them of being tentacles of the Soviet beast. After the September 11 attacks, responsibility for quashing terrorism was taken away from the police and shifted to the military domain. For the Anglo-American ruling class, the "war against terrorism" had been envisaged as a means of affirming its control over trade routes (free maritime and air circulation), but it served the Bush administration and the Zionist movement to cloak their mistimed colonial adventures (Palestine, Afghanistan, Irak).
The same concept is used by the West to justify the setting up of an Orwellian surveillance society and by the Shangai Cooperation Organisation (Russia, China) to stymie the intrusion of the nomadic populations of Central Asia and to stabilise them by force.
It is almost a month and a half that of one of our most prestigious archaeological remains, the pearl of our ancient patrimony ,other similar headlights of Syrian Mesopotamian culture have fallen into the destructive hands of Daesh , total destruction, be it by bulldozers or explosion. Therefore this letter addressed to you is a cry of alarm, an SOS which can be summarized in one word. Palmyra.
Have you heard of this word before? It does not seem so alas! (...)
A few months ago, the Gulf press accused Damascus of buying petrol from Daesh that Daesh had stolen from Syria.
General Salim Idris, Minister of Defence of the provisional government of the National Opposition and Revolutionary Forces, accused the Syrian Arab Army of having delegated 180 officers to fight with Daesh.
The United States Embassy in Damascus, which has continued its work from Washington via the Internet, made public on the evening of the 1st June 2015 (in other words, taking (...)
A national poll of 1,711 people, carried out by the University of Quinnipiac between the 19th and the 26th May 2015, reveals that
64% of US voters think that their country is losing the fight against Daesh,
19% have no opinion.
The matgin of error is +/- 2,4%
Républicans Democrats Independents Men Women Total USA are winning 17 12 28 13 20 15 USA are losing 64 74 50 69 63 64 No opinion 19 14 23 17 16 (...)
FOREIGN MINISTER FABIUS: (Via interpreter) (In progress) – Iraq, and a representative for the United States of America, Mr. Blinken, in the absence of Mr. Kerry to report on the work we’ve done this morning and over lunch. This press conference won’t be too long because the prime minister from Iraq has a meeting at the Elysee at 3:00 p.m. and I shall have to answer a certain number of questions at our national assembly.
First of all, let me explain the meeting. You know that the international (...)
Western governments no longer hide the fact that they’re using jihadists - NATO overthrew Mouamar el-Kadhafi by using al-Qaïda as its its only ground forces; Israël displaced the UN Forces to Golan, and replaced them with al-Nosra; the international anti-Daesh Coalition allowed Palmyra to fall in order to cause more problems for Syria. But while we can understand Western interests, we fail to grasp why and how the jihadists can serve Uncle Sam in the name of the Coran.
The situation has considerably worsened in the Levant since the Islamic Emirate cut the ancient « Silk Road », the route which links Iran to the Mediterranean. There remain only two possible options : either via Deir ez-Zor and Aleppo, or else via Palmyra and Damascus. The first route has been disabled since the beginning of 2013, the second has just been cut. The fall of Palmyra will therefore have considerable consequences for the balance of the whole region.
Four ex-prosecutors and an ex-superior officer were arrested and are being held in Turkey, accused of espionage.
On the 19th January 2015, ex-prosecutor Suleyman Bagriyanik (photo), and his ex-assistants Ozcan Sisman, Aziz Takci and Ahmet Karaca, attempted to stop a convoy of covered trucks suspected of containing weapons destined for the Isamic Emirate. However, ex-police colonel Ozkan Cokay was prevented from doing so by the men in charge of the convoy, all of them members of the MIT (...)
Questioned by PBS, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, declared that « … President Barack Obama’s firm conviction is that it is impossible to treat the problem of the Islamic Emirate in a durable manner as long as the Assad problem remains unresolved ». Indeed, she continued « … one of the reasons that foreign terrorist combattants flock to Syria is that they want to fight Assad, whom they see launching attacks with barrels of explosive and chlorine. We can’t (...)
David Pujadas: Good evening, Mr. President, I’d like to start straight forward. For most French, you are in a very large part responsible for the chaos going on in Syria, because of the brutality of the repression during the last four years. According to you, what is your part of responsibility?
Bashar al-Assad: Actually, since the first few weeks of the conflict, the terrorists infiltrated the situation in Syria with the support of Western countries and regional countries, and they started (...)
On Wednesday April 1, 2015 at Yarmouk Palestinian camp in the outskirts of Damascus, a ceremony was held, organized by the Syrian Ministry of Reconciliation.
However, the camp was attacked by elements from the nearby village of Hajar al-Aswad, allied with some ex-militants of Hamas who first joined the Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda) and who have now joined Daesh.
During several hours, heavy fighting between Daesh and the various Palestinian militias, including their former comrades of Hamas. (...)
For several months, Barack Obama has been trying to change US policy in the Middle East in order to eliminate the Islamic Emirate with the help of Syria. But he cannot do this, partly because he has been saying for years that President Assad must go, and secondly because his regional allies support the Islamic Emirate against Syria. However, things are slowly evolving so he should be able to do so soon. Thus, it appears that all States that supported the Islamic Emirate have ceased to do so, opening the way for a redistribution of the cards.
General Wesley Clark, former Supreme Commander of NATO, told CNN that the Islamic Emirate ("Daesh") had been "created by our friends and allies to defeat Hezbollah."
General Clark thus clearly put into question the responsibility of Israel.
Since 2001, General Clark has been the spokesman for a group of senior officers opposed to Israeli influence on the foreign policy of the United States, its aggressive imperialist developments and the remodeling of the "Greater Middle East". He had (...)
The United States has made significant gains against terrorism. We’ve decimated the core al Qaeda leadership, strengthened homeland security and worked to prevent another large-scale attack like 9/11.
At the same time, the threat has evolved. The al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen actively plots against us. Since 9/11, terrorists have murdered U.S. citizens overseas, including in the attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Here in the United States, Americans have been killed at Ft. Hood and during the Boston (...)
After long hesitating, the Obama administration has adopted its new defense doctrine. For the Levant, it is no longer a question of "reshaping the broader Middle East", nor of overthrowing President Bashar Assad, but only of "reducing" the Islamic Emirate. The White House hopes to put its military machine in order and running. To do this, President Obama is trying to get the support of Congress.
“The Security Council,
“Reaffirming its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,
“Reaffirming that terrorism in all forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivations, whenever and by whomsoever committed,
“Reaffirming the need to combat by all means, in (...)
Whereas the terrorist organization th at has referred to itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and various other names (in this resolution referred to as ‘‘ ISIL’’) poses a grave threat to the people and territorial integrity of Iraq and Syria, regional stab ility, and the national security interests of the United States and its allies and partners;
Whereas ISIL holds significant territory in Iraq and Syria and has stated its intention to seize more territory and demonstrated the (...)
The town of Kobané has been almost entirely liberated by the forces of the PYG (Syrian Kurds allied with the Turkish PKK), with aviation support from the international anti-Daesh Coalition.
It seems that two thirds of all the bombing done by the Coalition were aimed at Kobané.
An early estimation numbers at least 1,200 dead on the jihadist side, and 800 on the Syrian side, but the final toll could be much heavier.
At the same time, the Syrian Arab army has completed the encirclement of (...)
Foreign Affairs: I would like to start by asking you about the war. It has now been going on for almost four years, and you know the statistics: more than 200,000 people have been killed, a million wounded, and more than three million Syrians have fled the country, according to the UN. Your forces have also suffered heavy casualties. The war cannot go on forever. How do you see the war ending?
Bashar al-Assad: All wars anywhere in the world have ended with a political solution, because war (...)
Israëli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has invited himself to give a speech, on the 11th February 2015, to the two chambers of the US governement. He will be speaking about the menace that Iran represents for the « West » and the Muslim menace following the attack against Charlie Hebdo.
Technically speaking, Mr. Netanyahu was invited by Republican John Boehner, president of the Chamber of Representatives, without the White House’s knowledge, and in violation of all institutional rules.
The French Minister of Defence, Jean-Yves Le Drian, has confirmed the information from Radio France International stating that a dozen French « ex- » soldiers are currently fighting on the side of the jihadists. He specified that such cases were extremely rare.
In this case, just as in previous cases, all the French « ex- » soldiers implicated in the jihadist forces were either (French Foreign) legionnaires or members of the DGSE - the minister could have launched an administrative enquiry (...)
The US daily McClatchy announced that the Kouachi brothers and Mohammed Mehra had been recruted by the explosives expert of Khorasan, a sub-group of Al-Qaïda.
Last year, the same newspaper had revealed the existence of French citizen David Drugeon (photo) and his rôle with al-Qaïda in Syria. It declared that the young man was a member of the French secret services. Then the Pentagon confirmed that they considered him a priority target. The French Minister for Defence firmly denied that (...)
On the 7 th January 2015, at least three armed men burst into the offices of the French satirical news weekly Charlie Hebdo, where they opened fire, shouting « Allah Akbar ! ».
At least 12 people are dead, 4 others are in critical condition, and a dozen opther people are wounded.
This attack could create a fracture in French society between Muslims and non-Muslims. In fact, French Muslims have often felt that they were being insulted by Charlie Hebdo, while the commando claimed to be (...)
The Islamic Emirate has adopted its budget for 2015. It is worth 2 billion dollars.
This budget includes the salaries for its jihadists (500 to 650 dollars per month, as compared to 300 to 600 dollars for other jihadist groups) and the social security benefits for the families of the victims of bombing by the International Coalition .
According to the spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, the budget is balanced. The organisation also disposes of 250 million dollars which it is holding in (...)
For Ali Khamenei, the Press campaign against Islam, currently reactivated after the attacks in France, is based on fiction and leads to violence. In this text – a long way from the idea people in the West may have of the Supreme Guide of the Islamic Revolution – he calls on the young people of Europe and North America not to convert, but to avoid being manipulated.
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While many French react to the attack against Charlie Hebdo denouncing Islam and demonstrating in the streets, Thierry Meyssan points out that the jihadist interpretation is impossible. While it would be tempting for him to see it as an Al Qaeda or Daesh operation, he envisages another, much more dangerous hypothesis.
The Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture practices 2001 to the end of 2009 continues to stir up reactions.
Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept) was able to identify the CIA agent, head of the Bin Laden Issue Station (a.k.a. Alec Station), who ran the CIA program . Her name is Alfreda Frances Bikowsky. She is considered both to be the top al-Qaeda expert and to have made mistake after mistake in her crusade against the Islamist organization. Question: How can one be both (...)
Paris Match: Mr. President, three years into this war, and considering how things have turned out, do you regret that you haven’t managed things differently at the beginning, with the appearance of the first signs of the revolution in March 2011? Do you feel that you are responsible for what happened?
Bashar el Assad: Even in the first days of the events, there were martyrs from the army and the police; so, since the first days of this crisis we have been facing terrorism. It is true that (...)
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