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.
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 (...)
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, (...)
After taking over the Syrian military airport located in Raqqa, the Islamic State released a video on September 2, 2014 in which it openly threatens President Vladimir Putin and pledges to be on its way to Russia.
On August 25, the Arab Syrian Army lost 170 of its men while defending the Raqqa military air base. It then withdrew and encircled the base, which was blasted with the jihadists inside. The 2 Sukhoi fighter jets that can be seen in the video escaped the bombing of the Syrian (...)
While for the past 35 years Saudi Arabia has supported all the jihadist movements to the most extremist, Riyadh seems suddenly to have changed policy. Threatened in its very existence by a possible attack from the Islamic Emirate, Saudi Arabia has given the signal for the destruction of the organization. But contrary to appearances, the EIS remains supported by Turkey and Israel who sell their looted oil.
This opinion article was published by the New York Times August 29.
In a polarized region and a complicated world, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria presents a unifying threat to a broad array of countries, including the United States. What’s needed to confront its nihilistic vision and genocidal agenda is a global coalition using political, humanitarian, economic, law enforcement and intelligence tools to support military force.
In addition to its beheadings, crucifixions and other (...)
Good afternoon. Earlier today the Home Secretary confirmed that the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre has increased the threat level in the United Kingdom from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’. This is the first time in 3 years that the threat to our country has been at this level.
My first priority as Prime Minister is to make sure we do everything possible to keep our people safe. Today I want to set out the scale and nature of the threat we face and the comprehensive approach that we are taking to (...)
Good afternoon, everybody. Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL.
Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away. He was taken hostage nearly two years ago in Syria, and he was courageously reporting at the time on the conflict there.
Jim was taken from us in an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire (...)
The Syrian Arab army backed by Hezbollah has made considerable inroads in the Qalamun area, inflicting heavy losses on the 10,000 jihadists that are stationed there.
Approximately half of them - affiliated, depending on the point of view, to the Al Nusra Front (i.e. Al-Qaeda) in Iraq, the Islamic State (former branch of Al-Qaeda behind the creation of a Caliphate in Iraq and Syria) or to the Free Syrian Army - retreated on August 2, 2014 into the Ersal region in Lebanon.
Ersal and the (...)
“The Security Council recalls its resolutions 1267 (1999), 1373 (2001), 1989 (2011), 2129 (2013), 2133 (2014) and 2161 (2014), stresses the obligation of the Member States to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorist acts and expresses grave concern over the reports of the access to and seizure of oilfields and pipelines in Syria and Iraq by terrorist groups listed by the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011), namely, the “Islamic (...)
In reaction to the headway of the Islamic State (IS, ex-ISIL) in Iraq, the Al-Nusra Front (an Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria) decided to create its own caliphate, according to an announcement made by its emir, Abu Mohammad al-Jolani. through an audio message on July 11.
The "Victory Front for the People of the Levant" emerged in early 2012. In March of that year, it perpetrated a double suicide bomb attack in Damascus (which was first presented by the Western press as a false flag (...)
The Islamic Emirate (ex-ISIL) continues its campaign of brutalities in Syria and Iraq (but only those committed in Iraq are condemned by Washington and its allies).
• In Syria, the IS expelled at least 30 000 inhabitants from the eastern city of Chouheil that it seized from the Al-Nusra Front. The population is roaming the countryside, often without food.
• In Iraq, the IS destroyed countless churches and at least a dozen Shiite mausoleums and mosques.
• According to Professor Leslie (...)
President Obama has stated his strategic doctrine at West Point. In his speech, he reiterated the military omnipotence of the United States, while it is technically surpassed by both Russia and China. Unable to cope with Moscow, he glossed over the loss of the Crimea in silence and instead designated the only worthy enemy: the tactics of terrorism. While al-Qaeda camps are located in countries under occupation by NATO or NATO members, he announced a comprehensive program to combat them. Finally, he reiterated his support for the "Syrian opposition" and promised that he would not fail to bring them help... when he gets Congressional approval.
The Saudi authorities arrested 62 people, including three foreigners, who were caught preparing attacks against local dignitaries and officials. All the suspects had joined the Jihad in Syria and Yemen to fight with Al-Qaeda affiliated groups.
Saudi authorities appear to have been overtaken by the Al-Qaeda phenomenon which they themselves created. In response to the will of the United States to regain control of the jihadist movement and to reign it in, the kingdom prohibited its subjects (...)
The annual State Department report on terrorism in the world is a web of contradictions and glaring omissions. To read it, Syria is the center of world terrorism, but no Syrians were victims during the year. Moreover, Syria is not affected by terrorism, it is, on the contrary, its main and oldest supporter in the world. Thierry Meyssan has read this astounding work of propaganda for you.
The U.S. authorities expressed their deep concern at the appointment of Nayef al-Ajmi as Kuwait’s justice minister and minister of Islamic affairs and endowments.
According David S. Cohen, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, the Kuwaiti minister is a pillar of Jihad international fundraising networks and promotes the funneling of donations to Al-Qaeda in Syria. Several hundred million dollars were donated by associations and Kuwaiti (...)
The Russian delegation to the United Nations said the Security Council refused to take a stand on the attack perpetrated against Kassab, thereby unveiling the support of several of its members for the actions of Al-Qaeda.
On 21 March, the Turkish army penetrated Syrian territory to introduce several hundred jihadists, affilitated to the Al-Nusra Front (Al-Qaeda) and the Army of Islam (pro-Saudi). They seized the town of Kassab, mainly populated by the Syro- Armenian descendents of the (...)
The Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the UN, Bashar Jaafari, sent a letter to the Secretary General and to the President of the Security Council to denounce the Turkish army’s support to international terrorism.
Friday, 21 March 2014, violent clashes broke out at the Kassab border checkpoint where the Turkish army has facilitated the crossing into Syria of hundreds of foreign mercenaries affiliated to the Al-Nusra Front (Al-Qaeda) and the Saudi-backed Islam Army. (...)
On 16 March 2014, the Syrian Arab Army liberated the city of Yabroud (on the Lebanese border), the last major stronghold of the contras affiliated to the Al-Nusra Front (Al-Qaeda) and to the Islamic Front (Saudi militia).
More than a thousand contras have retreated to Lebanon.
The liberation of Yabroud foreshadows the end of the battle for Qalamoun and the securing of the entire Lebanese border. This represents an extremely hard blow to the foreign armed groups attacking Syria.
The Prosecutor General of Russia has opened an investigation into public calls for terrorism inside Russia posted by Dmytro Yarosh on his website.
Nazi leader Dmytro Yarosh was appointed Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council (body that oversees the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces) in the Ukrainian government that emerged from the coup.
Dmytro Yarosh boasted of having fought against the Russians to defend the Islamic Emirate of Ichkeria (Chechnya). On his (...)
The interior ministers of France, Germany, Italy, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States met in Krakow on 6 February 2014.
The main topic on the agenda was how to deal with jihadists returning home from Syria.
While the governments of these six countries had facilitated, in 2011, the departure of their own nationals to Syria in anticipation of a "liberation" by NATO, they are now jittery about seeing these fighters come back.
The ministers decided to treat this as a matter of (...)
According to an interview broadcast by the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya news channel, prince Abdul Rahman al-Faisal is the ruler of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).
Prince Abdul Rahman al-Faisal, a graduate of Sandhurst military academy, is the brother of Foreign Affairs Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, and of Prince Turki al-Faisal, Saudi Ambassador to the United-States and the United-Kingdom.
ISIS is the Al-Qaeda branch in Iraq and Syria. It figures on the UN list of terrorist (...)
Saudi Arabia succeeded in brokering a ceasefire among the four major armed groups of the Syrian opposition: the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Al-Nusra Front, Islamic Front and Al-Mujahideen Army.
The factional fighting left at least 1,500 dead in one month.
The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs promptly seized the Security Council of the United Nations. In its letter, it denounces the support provided by Saudi Arabia to organizations classified as "terrorist" by the SC (...)
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