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.
A profound and significant change has just occurred in the Levant – the Russian army has begun to engage against terrorism in Syria. Although Russia has been absent from the international scene since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and although it is moving with care, it has just created a Russo-Syrian Commission, has begun supplying weapons, sharing intelligence, and sending advisors. All of this is more or less coordinated with the White House.
Photo : PKK Roadblock in Dersim.
In response to the shelling by the Turkish Army of the Kurdish population in Turkey, Iraq and Syria, the PKK (a clandestine Marxist-Leninist party) has organised for the protection of the population and proclaimed the autonomy of Dersim.
Turkey has called this region Tunceli (« Hand of bronze ») since the genocide of the Christians, who were mostly Armenian. Since 2012, it has been placed under the authority of Governor Hakan Yusuf Guner.
On the 20th July (...)
While Ankara, under pressure from Washington, gave up the idea of attacking the Kurds of the YPG in Syria , it handed over six wounded Syrian Kurdish prisoners to Al-Qaïda (al-Nusra Front), the YPG spokesperson said. The men are Ahmed Şêrko, Omer Qadir, Rêber Seyho, Ehmed Helûm, Cemal Ehmed and Beşîr Mihemed.
They will probably be executed by the terrorist organisation.
Officially, Turkey has no relations with Al-Qaïda, but
Turkish Justice has demonstrated that while President Erdoğan was (...)
President Erdoğan has set up a secret hospital on Turkish territory at Şanlıurfa, outside of the combat zones, to look after wounded Daesh jihadists.
The town also shelters a secret al-Qaïda training camp .
The wounded are transported in military vehicles by the MIT (Turkish secret services).
The supervision of the hospital is coordinated by Sümeyye Erdoğan, the daughter of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (photo) , who is also responsible for the international relations of the AKP (...)
In 2012, jihadists acquired land in Bosnia-Herzegovina, at Gornja Maoča, Ošve and Dubnica, to set up training camps under the command of Nusret Imamović.
Originally affiliated with al-Qaïda, Nusret Imamović has become the number three of its Syrian branch, the al-Nusra Front. Today he has joined the Islamic Emirate (Daesh), and the Bosnian jihadist communities have followed in his footsteps.
The Bosnian jihadists are divided into two groups :
On the one hand, the ex-fighters of Oussama Ben (...)
Contrary to their public declarations, the United Kingdom and France are participating in the anti-Daesh Coalition bombing of Daesh in Syria.
The two European states pretend that until now, they have only been implicated in Iraq. However, a document from the UK Minister of Defence, obtained by the association Reprieve, attests to the engagement of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. And the intervention of the Minister of Defence, Michael Fallon, responding to opposition criticism in the House of (...)
The North Atlantic Council met today at Turkey’s request to hold consultations under Article 4 of the Washington Treaty, which states that “the parties will consult whenever, in the opinion of any of them, the territorial integrity, political independence, or security of any of the parties is threatened.”
Turkey requested the meeting in view of the seriousness of the situation after the recent terrorist attacks, and to inform Allies of the measures it is taking.
At its meeting today, the (...)
Several Islamist batallions are engaged on the Ukrainian side against the popular Republics of Donetsk and Lougansk.
According to the New York Times, they are the Cheikh Manour and Djokhar Doudaïev batallions , mainly composed of Chechens from Georgia and Ouzbekistan, and the Crimée battalion, composé of Tatars , the CIA has been coordinating the Nazis and the Islamists since the end of the Second World War. Concerning Ukraine, the CIA organised an « anti-Imperial Congress » (meaning (...)
Good afternoon, everybody. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend — especially our men and women in uniform. This Fourth of July we were honored to once again welcome some of our incredible troops and their families to share Fourth of July and fireworks at the White House. It was another chance for us, on behalf of the American people, to express our gratitude for their extraordinary service around the world every day.
And that includes the work that brings me here today — our (...)
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 (...)
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