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.
On instructions of my Government, and further to our previous letters relating to crimes committed by armed terrorist groups, I would like again to draw your attention to the following.
Whenever the Syrian Arab Army makes progress against terrorist groups anywhere in the Syrian Arab Republic, the States supporting terrorism will unfailingly mount a feverish propaganda campaign aimed at distracting attention from the terrorism, aggression and occupation to which the country is being (...)
In accordance with the agreement closed between the Tunisian and Turkish presidents, Kaïs Saïed and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on Christmas Day, the migration of jihadists from Syria via Tunisia to Libya has begun.
The pendulum has swung back, when considering that the Free Syrian Army was created by the jihadists of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), who had joined the ranks of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, then served as NATO’s footsoldiers in Libya.
According to Middle East Eye, the Sultan (...)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has entered into a military alliance with the Libyan "government of national accord" (GNA), chaired by Fayez Al-Sarraj, based in Tripoli and backed by the United Nations. Erdoğan has already arranged for the delivery of armored vehicles and drones, but has yet to deploy regular troops.
In Ankara, the Grand National Assembly is expected imminently to authorize the Turkish army to send regular soldiers to Libya.
At the same time, however, the Turkish (...)
Munich, 16 February 2018 : World Uyghur Congress president, Dolkun Isa, and Turkey Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım.
The "Xinjiang papers", released on 16 November 2019 by the New York Times, have been spinned by the Western media as a plan to suppress Uyghur culture in China . Written in Chinese, their interpretation may not be easily accessible to the Western world. In reality, China protects Uyghur culture, tolerates Muslim religion, while trying to stymie terrorist attacks and the (...)
The Antiterrorist Coalition met on 14 November 2019 in Washington, at the specific request of France, which was confused by the changes of US policy in Syria. This meeting changed nothing concerning the strategy of the USA and its allies, but enabled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to remind the French of their role as simple ’worker bees’. It is also an occasion for Manlio Dinucci to publish an update on the exploits of this Coalition.
This joint statement is issued on behalf of Angola, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Ghana, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, the State of Palestine, Serbia, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
We, the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the (...)
Régis Le Sommier with President Bachar el-Assad
After nine years of civil war, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, supported by Russia and Iran, is the only master on board. Here is the full interview given to Paris Match.
Paris Match. Our last interview was five years ago, almost to the day. It was November 2014, your government only controlled one third of the country. Today your armies are back at the Turkish border. Do you feel you have won the war?
Bashar al-Assad. I would like to be (...)
Over five years of military and civilian engagement, the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, with its partners, have liberated Iraq and northeast Syria from Daesh/ISIS’s grip. At its peak, Daesh/ISIS controlled nearly 110,000 square kilometers of territory, including major cities in both Iraq and Syria and attracted more than 40,000 foreign terrorist fighters. The Coalition campaign has liberated approximately 7.7 million people from Daesh/ISIS’s control. Coalition members have helped raise (...)
As shown on the map of Operation Peace Spring, first released by the Turkish Government’s news agency Anadolu, Turkish troops have limited their occupation to a strip along the Turkish border extending 32km into Syrian territory, with the exception of the Syrian city of Qamishli.
However, it is now clear that Turkey and the YPG are pursuing a common policy of expelling Christians from the strip, including those in Qamishli.
In the late nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth, (...)
We only know what is happening in the Levant through the war propaganda of the country in which we live. We ignore other points of view and, more importantly, how our armies have behaved. To disentangle the true from the false, historians will have to examine the available documents. However, what the Western military literature tells us contradicts the statements of politicians and the narrative in the newspapers. It is only by becoming aware of the existence of the Pentagon’s strategy since 2001 that we will be able to understand what really happened and why such contradictions are occurring today.
On 7 November, at a press conference with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared that his country would continue to receive migrants, but that without the financial aid of the European Union, he was going to "open the gates."
The European Union had pledged to give Turkey € 2 billion a year in exchange for hosting migrants while preventing them from crossing into the EU. The first disbursement was made in 2016, but it actually served to finance (...)
On 27 October 2019, President Donald Trump triumphantly announced the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of ISIS.
According to reports, the caliph was reportedly located in Idleb governorate (northwestern Syria) using information collected by Iraq. The US Special Forces have reportedly erected from Erbil (the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan), the "Operation". Seven or eight helicopters have crossed Syria. Two would have landed the US soldiers, while the others would have (...)
Last night, the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terror organization in the World. The United States has been searching for Baghdadi for many years. Capturing or killing Baghdadi has been the top national security priority of my Administration. U.S. Special Operations forces executed a dangerous and daring nighttime raid into Northwestern Syria to (...)
On 22 October 2019, in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin received his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Their five-hour meeting centered around bilateral trade relations and Turkey’s "Operation Peace Spring" in Syria.
The S-400 Air Defense System was delivered on schedule and without any snags. The construction of both the Akkuyu Civil Nuclear Power Plant and the Turkish Stream Pipeline is proceeding according to plan.
The two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (...)
While the international community publicly fears the brutality of the Turkish intervention in northern Syria, it unofficially welcomes this intervention as the one and only solution to bring peace to the region. The war against Syria ends with one more crime. The fate of Idleb’s foreign mercenaries, the rabid jihadists during eight years of a particularly savage and cruel war, has yet to be determined.
Contrary to popular belief, Rojava is not a state for the Kurdish people, but a French fantasy of the interwar period. The aim was to create a rump state with Kurds equivalent to Greater Israel, which was being considered with Jews. This colonial objective was reactivated by Presidents Sarkozy, Hollande and Macron including the ethnic cleansing of the region intended to host it.
The YPG (People’s Protection Units) portray themselves as a Syrian political organization linked to the Turkish PKK. However, the majority of its leaders are not Syrian, but Turkish, suggesting that the YPG are, in fact, the Syrian branch of the PKK.
During the Cold War, the PKK was a revolutionary party, with ties to the Soviet Union. It spearheaded an armed struggle against the Turkish dictatorship for the recognition of Kurdish culture. However, the PKK started to fall apart after its (...)
As at 6 October 2019, Kurdish mercenaries in "Rojava" were guarding, on behalf of the United States, seven detention camps for captured Daesh combatants, plus eight different camps for their wives and children.
According to YPG sources, the camps contained 14,800 jihadi fighters and several hundred thousand civilians related to them.
Today, we can reveal that the Syrian secret services had asked foreign countries concerned to take back their jihadi nationals made prisoners by the Syrian (...)
The ultimate goal of Operation Peace Spring, launched on October 9, 2019 in the face of multi-dimensional terror threats emanating from Syria against our national security, is to ensure the security of our borders, to neutralize terrorists in the region and to save the Syrian people from the oppression of terrorists.
In spite of this, some countries and circles voiced a number of allegations and comments, which were also reflected in various international media outlets.
The Operation is (...)
Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey by telephone. Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria. The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial “Caliphate,” will no longer be in the immediate area.
The United States Government has pressed France, Germany, and other European nations, from which many captured (...)
On September 3, Russia marks the Day of Solidarity in the Fight Against Terrorism. People around the country commemorate the victims of terrorist attacks, including law enforcement officers who died during counterterrorist operations and on duty.
This commemorative date was established following the tragic events that occurred in September 2004, when 334 people, mostly children, died in a terrorist attack on a school in Beslan.
It is important to remember that terrorism is an (...)
U.S. Department of State
We commend Paraguay for designating Hizballah, al-Qa’ida, ISIS, and Hamas as terrorist organizations. This important step will help cut off the ability of these groups to plot terrorist attacks and to raise money around the world, including in the Western Hemisphere.
The world is increasingly recognizing Hizballah for what it is – not a defender of Lebanon as it purports to be, but a terrorist organization dedicated to advancing Iran’s malicious agenda. Like (...)
G20 OSAKA LEADERS’ STATEMENT ON PREVENTING EXPLOITATION OF THE INTERNET FOR TERRORISM AND VIOLENT EXTREMISM CONDUCIVE TO TERRORISM (VECT)
As leaders, one of our greatest responsibilties is to ensure the security of our citizens. It is the state’s role, first and foremost, to prevent and combat terrorism. Here in Osaka, we reaffirm our commitment to act to protect our people from terrorist and VECT exploitation of the internet. We issue this statement to raise the bar of expectation for (...)
Sri Lankan police have arrested a Wahhabi preacher, Mohamed Aliyar, director of the Islamic Guidance Center in Kattankudy, a Muslim-dominated Eastern city.
He would be related to Zahran Hashim, the leader of the operation led by Daesh at Easter, which claimed the lives of nearly 270 people and injured more than 500.
The Islamic Guidance Center, which was attended by the local Daesh leader, is funded by donations from Mohamed Aliyar’s Islamic classmates in Riyadh.
The Hezbollah-based (...)
The United States continues its attempts to exert sanctions pressure on Russia in a belief that it is possible to gain something from the Russian side in this way. Meanwhile, Washington merely presents itself in an unfavourable light by introducing arbitrary sanctions against the National Guard’s Terek special rapid response unit and a number of Russian individuals.
The unit deployed in the Chechen Republic is famous for its achievements in fighting terrorist groups. Its members constantly (...)
Although there is no longer any reason for the jihadists to split themselves between Al-Qaïda and Daesh, the two organisations continue their war in the Greater Middle East. Paradoxically, it is now Al-Qaïda which runs a pseudo-State, the governorate of Idlib, and Daesh which organises attacks far from the battle-fields, in the Congo and Sri Lanka.
An Iraqi court sentenced to death the Belgian citizen Bilal Abdoul-Aziz al-Marshouhi (aka "Abou Fadhil al-Belgiqi") for his membership of the Islamic Emirate terrorist organization (Daesh is known in the West as Islamic State or by its English acronym, ISIS).
"I was born in Belgium and have Belgian nationality, despite my Moroccan origins (...) I studied engineering at the University of Antwerp. I became a jihadist after becoming friends with someone who read books that preached radical (...)
According to the Sunday Times, several consecutive British governments deliberately allowed a criminal network to embezzle 8 billion pounds sterling to finance the jihad. 
The Sunday Times claims that MI5 (the British internal security service) was unaware of these activities, but does not say who protected those funding the terrorist activity.
This information confirms the investigative revelations of the French journalist Thierry Meyssan regarding the support which the United (...)
The State Department intends to designate as a Foreign Terrorist Organization the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in its entirety, including the Qods Force.
This is a historic step to counter Iran-backed terrorism around the world.
On April 15, the IRGC will be added to the State Department’s FTO list, which includes 67 other terrorist organizations including Hizballah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Kata’ib Hizballah, and al-Ashtar Brigades.
The IRGC FTO designation highlights (...)
Terrorism is the common enemy of humanity, and the target of joint action by the international community. Terrorist forces, by means of violence, sabotage and intimidation, pose a serious threat to world peace and security by scorning human rights, slaughtering innocent people, endangering public security, and creating fear and panic in society. The infiltration and spread of extremism is a hotbed for violence and terror, constituting a direct threat to human rights. The Chinese (...)
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