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.
The Syrian city of Kobane (Arabic Ain al-Arab), with a majority ethnic Kurdish population, has been under siege by militants of the Islamic State ("Daesh") since September 16, 2014. The city is located near the Turkish border and is no longer accessible from Turkey, the hinterland being occupied by Daesh.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s stance towards the Kurdish defenders of Kobane has exposed his support for the IS, leading to the political isolation of his country. Hence, last (...)
Three days of heavy fighting took place between the Lebanese army and jihadist groups in Tripoli.
The army made use of artillery weapons in the city center. Tens of thousands of people were forced to flee their homes to escape the fighting.
The clashes left 16 dead, including 11 soldiers and 154 wounded.
In the Old Town, more than 50 shops were completely burned down and over 200 others suffered severe damage.
Lebanon’s second largest city, Tripoli has a population of 200,000 (...)
Speaking on 23 October 2014 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, US Under-Secretary of the Treasury David S. Cohen accused Turkey, Iraqi Kurdistan and Syria of illegally selling oil stolen by the Islamic Emirate (Daesh ) .
Putting aside the accusation leveled against Syria (buying the oil that Daesh steals from it) which is rooted in pure propaganda, this is the second time that Washington points the finger at its Turkish and Kurdish allies. On 2 October, during the (...)
President Barack Obama has largely developed his targeted killing program. Once a week, he oversees a meeting of his security officials in a White House basement to decide who will be his next victims, reported the New York Times .
The Nobel Peace Prize winner justified his action by claiming that all he is doing is taking out the leaders of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network .
A study by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, conducted jointly with Amnesty International, Reprieve and (...)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday, October 13, that "Those involved in bombing the Middle East do not seek peace, but oil."
Questioned on October 14, during the US State Department daily press briefing, spokesperson Jen Psakis insisted that the only goal of the Coalition and its partners was to fight against the threat of the Islamic Emirate.
Yet on the ground, despite the coalition airstrikes, the Islamic State - far from weakening - has been gathering strength. At (...)
The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq declared it had sent weapons to its Syrian brothers, besieged by the Islamic State in Kobane. The convoy was carrying small-arms ammunition and mortar shells. However, the head of the operation, Hamid Darbandi, would not reveal which way the aid was sent.
On October 14, the spokesman for the Kurds in Syria, Alan Othman, declared through Skype that to date the shipment had not arrived. The head of the Kobane Defense Council, Esmat Al-Sheikh, (...)
The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, lambasted the Erdoğan administration for supporting the Islamic State.
In particular, he revealed that, on 30 September 2014, Deputy Justice Minister Kenan İpek gave the Public Prosecutor of Adana the order to stop searching trucks going through the Syrian border. According to Mr. İpek the channeling of arms was overseen by the MIT (Turkish intelligence service).
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu went on to say that, "The Islamic State is illegally (...)
At Kobané and in its region, where more than 300,000 Syrian Kurds are threatened with extermination by the Islamic Emirate, everyone can take the measure of NATO’s duplicity. As the commander of the US Coalition declares he is fighting against the Islamic Emirate, a NATO member, Turkey, furnishes the latter with the military and medical assistance they need, preventing civilians from fleeing and PKK fighters from coming to their aid.
On 7 October 2014, Hezbollah attacked Israeli forces illegally stationed in the Shebaa Farms region on Lebanese territory. This is the first attack by the Lebanese resistance against the Israeli occupying forces since the 2006 war.
The incident has been widely interpreted as a message from Hezbollah to the Jewish state to dissuade it from extending to the Lebanese-Israeli border the scheme it set up along the Syrian-Israeli border. Indeed, on 15 September hundreds of UNDOF peacekeepers (...)
Though everyone adheres to Washington and its Gulf allies’ anti-terrorist discourse, everyone understands that it is only a rhetorical justification for a war that has other purposes. The United States say they want to destroy the Islamic Emirate which they created and which performs for them the ethnic cleansing necessary to its plan for the remodeling of the "Broader Middle East". Stranger still, they say they want to fight in Syria alongside the moderate opposition which is composed of the same jihadists. Finally, they destroyed Rakka buildings that had been evacuated two days earlier by the Islamic Emirate. For Thierry Meyssan, behind these apparent contradictions the gas war continues.
The commander of the Turkish Land Forces, General Hulusi Akar, went to the Syrian border to inspect the preparations of his troops, as reported by the newspaper Hürriyet.
During his intervention at the 69th UN General Assembly, president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan condemned the wait-and-see policy of the major Western powers on Gaza and Syria.
In reality, the Turkish army has been covertly present in the north of Syrian since July 2012. Moreover, and contrary to the president’s statements at the (...)
The United States, along with members of the GCC, has been bombing Syria for two days, ostensibly to destroy the Islamic State.
The strikes have mostly impacted Raqqa, from where the IS had already cleared out , and 12 oil refineries.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR, a British MI6 front, run by the Muslim Brotherhood), the strikes allegedly only killed 14 jihadists, probably none of whom was a member of the Islamic (...)
The bombing of the Islamic State terrorists is underway in Syria and Iraq. Washington claims that the strikes are delivered by an international coalition set to fight this terrorist organisation.
In principle, active opposition to terrorism is worthy of note. However, the context of the current developments continues to generate questions. To begin with, the United States and the West as a whole closed their eyes to the terrorist nature of the Islamic State when it was fighting government (...)
On September 23rd, the US and some members of the GCC (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Qatar) bombed terrorist targets in Syria.
The stated goal aim was to destroy the Islamist State’s centers of command.
The strikes were, for the most part, launched from the Persian Gulf against the city of Raqqa. Yet, the Islamic State had retreated from there two days earlier, continuing its advance and tearing through some twenty Kurdish Syrian villages along the way.
According to the Turkish daily Hürriyet, the 49 Turkish hostages of the Islamic State (including the consul general of Mosul and soldiers belonging to the Special Forces) - who have been just released after 101 days of captivity - were supposedly exchanged against members of the Islamic State, who were being held by another group of jihadists in Syria.
This version contradicts that of the Turkish Communist Party, which claims there had been no Turkish hostages for a long time, and that the (...)
In the name of God the Merciful,
Your Excellency the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations,
Your Excellency the Secretary-General of the United Nations,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is my pleasure at the outset to congratulate His Excellency Mr. Sam Kutesa on his election as President of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, I wish him success in his mission.
I would also like to thank His Excellency Mr. John Ashe for his efforts during (...)
Mr. Secretary General,
ladies and gentlemen:
We come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope.
Around the globe, there are signposts of progress. The shadow of World War that existed at the founding of this institution has been lifted, and the prospect of war between major powers reduced. The ranks of member states has more than tripled, and more people live under governments they (...)
Good morning, everybody. Last night, on my orders, America’s armed forces began strikes against ISIL targets in Syria. Today, the American people give thanks for the extraordinary service of our men and women in uniform, including the pilots who flew these missions with the courage and professionalism that we’ve come to expect from the finest military that the world has ever known.
Earlier this month, I outlined for the American people our strategy to confront the threat posed by the (...)
President Recep Tayyeb Erdogan his wife.
“We have witnessed the severity of the ISIL organization in demolishing all the shrines, temples and tombs, even those that are attributed to the prophets and the companions, as being a manifestation of shirk (polytheism), as said by them. However, when it comes to the shrine of the grandfather of the Turkish Ottomans “Suleiman Pasha” inside Syria and in the areas under the ISIL control, not only did ISIL refrain from destroying it, but facilitated (...)
While Western public opinion is fed information about the constitution of a purported international coalition to fight against the "Islamic Emirate", the latter changes shape discreetly. Its principal officers are no longer Arab, but Georgian and Chinese. For Thierry Meyssan, this mutation shows that NATO ultimately intends to use the "Islamic Emirate" in Russia and in China. Therefore, both countries must act now against the jihadists before they return to sow chaos in their countries of origin.
Former U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich rails against the Congressional vote to fund, train and arm the "rebels" in Syria. In this post, he doesn’t look into the validity of such policy, which seeks to paint foreign fighters as "rebels" on the basis that they are supported by a bunch of domestic quislings, but underscores its consequences for the American people.
In welcoming the initiative of France to convene this meeting to discuss ways to assist the Republic of Iraq in overcoming grave challenges to its security and stability, we listen carefully to President F.Hollande’s and President Fuad Masum’s presentations this morning.
Russia consistently stands for the continued independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq. We strongly support the advancement of inclusive political process with a view to ensuring accord (...)
"May God bless our soldiers. May God bless the United States of America. " With these words (invite Pope Francisco to comment on them), ends the solemn "Declaration on the ISIS / ISIL" with which President Barack Obama, dressed in a frock "commander in chief", he went on 4th Wednesday, 10/09/2014, not only to their fellow citizens, but to the whole world.
"America", Obama said, are entitled to the blessings, "because they assume the most difficult tasks, starting with the" responsibility (...)
My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.
As Commander-in-Chief, my highest priority is the security of the American people. Over the last several years, we have consistently taken the fight to terrorists who threaten our country. We took out Osama bin Laden and much of al Qaeda’s leadership in Afghanistan and Pakistan. We’ve targeted al Qaeda’s (...)
Monday 8th, President Obama hosted a dinner for the key strategists and think tankers of the country, including Sandy Berger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Tom Donilon, Michele Flournoy, Richard Haass, Steve Hadley, Jane Harman, Michael Morell and Strobe Talbott.
Tuesday 9, President Obama received at the White House the top four congressional leaders to outline his plan against the Islamic State. The same day, members of the House Defense Committee held closed hearings of senior defense and (...)
According to Stars and Stripes, the internal newspaper of the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. Army Contracting Command is currently recruiting contractors for an initial one-year stint on the ground in Iraq.
The newspaper points out that the Obama administration is not willing to deploy a large number of regular troops to fight against the Islamic State and plans to outsource some of their operations.
The tasks entrusted to the contractors will be geared towards Arab-Kurdish and Shiite-Sunni (...)
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel went to Georgia, where he was greeted by his counterpart, Irakli Alasania. He announced that Georgia had agreed to sign on to the list of 10 countries of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State. 
The number 2 of the Islamic State, Abu Omar al-Shishani, whose real name is Tarkhan Batirashvili, is an agent of the Georgian secret (...)
This morning we had a meeting with some of our key allies and partners on the serious threat that ISIL poses to Iraq, the entire region, and the international community.
We and the Ministers agreed here today that there is no time to waste in building a broad international coalition to degrade and, ultimately, to destroy the threat posed by ISIL.
The formation of a new and inclusive government in Iraq will be a critical step in this effort. We are hopeful that this process can be (...)
Retired U.S. General Thomas McInerney, a Fox News contributor, acknowledged that in Syria the United States backed a faction of the Free Syrian Army -supposedly "moderate" - which constitutes the Islamic State - now classified as as "extremist."
Thus far, the official narrative has been that the two groups were distinct and opposite. However, the publication of a photograph showing Senator McCain rubbing elbows with FSA commanding officers, including the self-proclaimed Caliph Ibrahim, (...)
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