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.
Me Mogeeb Weiss, a lawyer in San Francisco, has filed an action in North Carolina on behalf of the Syrian association, Saint-François-d’Assise. He is accusing Kuveyt Turk Katilim Bankasi A.S. (KTKB) of financing all jihadi groups operating in Syria and in Iraq. .
The action relies on the findings of Tom Creal’s team. Tom was an expert with the United Nations in the United States, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Iraq, against corruption and organized crime.
In 1989, Kuwait Finance House (...)
The Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs summoned the Saudi Arabian ambassador, Samer al-Sabhan (see photo), to remind him of his duty not to interfere in the country’s internal affairs.
On his Facebook page, the ambassador had vehemently criticized the presence of the Iranian military advisers at the side of the Iraqi forces that are fighting to liberate Fallujah, under Isis occupation.
Furthermore on 12 June, a delegation led by the first secretary of the Saudi Ambassador, Salah Abdallah (...)
On instructions from my Government, and with reference to the repeated letters from the representative of the Syrian regime, the latest of which is dated 7 June 2016 (S/2016/517), and our responses to those letters addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council, I should like to state the following:
The Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan finds it deplorable that the representative of the Syrian regime has once again made baseless and misleading (...)
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Seddique Mir Mateen, father of Omar Mateen (the individual that killed around fifty gays in Orlando in the name of Isis), worked for the US secret services in Afghanistan during the war against the communist government and its ally, the Soviet Union (1979-89). After that, he migrated to the US where Omar was born.
He is a media presenter for the Afghan diaspora. Currently, he is presenting a program, The Durand Jirga Show , on Payam-e-Afghan Satellite TV (based in San Francisco). (...)
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government has promised that there will be no attacks by Daesh in France against the Euro 2016 football cup.
The French government has in turn promised to implement the engagement signed in 2011 by its Minister for Foreign Affairs at that time, Alain Juppé, for the creation of a new state to the North of Syria to which Turkey can exile the Turkish Kurds.
This new about-face by France has been consumated by the dispatch of Special Forces and the construction of a (...)
On instructions from my Government, I should like to draw your attention to the following information regarding terrorist acts committed by armed terrorist groups active in Syrian territory during the month of May 2016:
Some 19 people were killed and more than 65 others were injured, including women and children, when armed terrorist groups fired dozens of shells at Dubayt Hospital and other neighbourhoods in the city of Aleppo and its countryside.
A civilian was killed when a (...)
On 4 June 2016, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, declared that the United States had asked Russia not to strike Al-Qaida in Syria.
In the region of Idleb, troops classified by Washington as “moderate rebels” commingle with forces of Front al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of Al-Qaïda. The 27 February 2016 agreement on cessation of hostilities provided that the Forces supported by the United States were distinct from groups that the UN listed as “terrorists”. But that was not (...)
On instructions from my Government, I should like to convey to you information regarding the barbaric terrorist car bombings that took place in Sayyidah Zaynab city, in Rif Dimashq governorate, in the morning of 11 June 2016, and the terrorist acts being committed in other parts of the Syrian Arab Republic.
Armed terrorist groups carried out two bombings in Sayyidah Zaynab city, in Rif Dimashq governorate. In the first attack, a car bomb went off in a vegetable market on Tin Street (...)
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Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett (...)
On instructions from my Government, and further to our previous letters regarding the continued attacks against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic by the Turkish regime, including its continued support of armed terrorist groups that are committing barbaric acts of terrorism in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic, I should like to convey to you the following information:
On 1 May 2016, a group of Turkish soldiers, accompanied by construction (...)
On instructions from my Government, and further to our previous letters regarding the support provided by the Jordanian regime to armed terrorist groups that are operating and committing barbaric acts of terrorism in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic, I should like to convey to you the following information concerning the Jordanian regime’s facilitation of the entry into Syria of trucks loaded with weapons for use by armed terrorist groups:
– On 28 May 2016, at 2330 hours, armed (...)
Intergovernmental organisations are supposed to unite the efforts of member-states in order to achieve results that they could not manage alone. We might therefore conclude that the UNO and the EU are coordinating the fight against Daesh. Instead of which, these two organisations are hindering the forces on the ground and masking state support for international terrorism.
On instructions from my Government, I should like to convey to you information regarding the terrorist attacks that have been carried out against peaceful residential neighbourhoods in the city of Aleppo since Friday, 3 June 2016 and that are continuing to date.
On 3 and 4 June 2016, the so-called moderate armed opposition groups, in cooperation with the Nusrah Front and other terrorist groups, once again carried out terrorist attacks against the city of Aleppo, indiscriminately raining (...)
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“First UN report on ISIL”, Voltaire Network, 9 February 2016. Report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL (Da’esh) to international peace and security and the range of United Nations efforts in support of Member States in countering the threat I. Introduction
1. In adopting its resolution 2253 (2015) on 17 December 2015, the Security Council expressed its determination to address the threat posed to international peace and security by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (...)
We stress the importance of counterterrorism work already done in relevant bilateral, regional, and international fora such as the UN and the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF). However, we also acknowledge that there remain gaps in the existing operational capabilities and international cooperation to fight terrorism.
The international community has already developed a large list of actions that need to be taken. Frameworks for information exchange and cooperation already exist. (...)
On instructions from my Government, and further to our previous letters, the most recent of which was issued as document S/2016/418, regarding the support provided by the Jordanian regime to armed terrorist groups that are committing barbaric acts of terrorism in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic, I should like to inform you of the following:
On Saturday, 7 May 2016, at 0200 hours, armed terrorist groups affiliated with the so-called Sunni Youth Squad brought 13 locomotive and (...)
On instructions from my Government, I should like to convey to you the following information regarding the deadly terrorist explosions that occurred in the cities of Tartus and Jablah this morning, 23 May 2016:
Armed terrorist groups attacked the cities of Tartus and Jablah using four car bombs and three suicide bombers wearing explosive vests. The terrorists detonated a car bomb that targeted the main bus terminal in Tartus. Two other blasts followed, set off by two suicide bombers who (...)
“Towards a comprehensive EU approach to the Syrian crisis”, Voltaire Network, 24 June 2013.
“Elements for an EU regional strategy for Syria and Iraq as well as the Da’esh threat”, Voltaire Network, 6 February 2015.
“Council conclusions on the EU Regional Strategy for Syria and Iraq as well as the ISIL/Da’esh threat”, Voltaire Network, 16 March 2015.
“One year after: the impact of the EU Regional Strategy for Syria, Iraq and against Da’esh” (European External Action Service. Mena (...)
On instructions from my Government, and further to my letter dated 14 May 2016, containing information on the bloody massacre committed by armed terrorist groups against peaceable civilian residents of the town of Zarah in Hama governorate (S/2016/448), I should like to draw your attention to the following:
On 12 May 2016, at 4 o’clock in the morning, armed terrorist groups under the banner of the so-called Northern Homs Countryside Operations Room, which is deployed throughout the Homs (...)
Procurement by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant of components for the manufacture of improvised explosive devices
Terrorists in Iraq and Syria are being supplied through foreign channels with the items needed to manufacture improvised explosive devices. An analysis of the basic chemical components of explosives captured from Islamists in the region of Tikrit (Iraq) and in Kobani (Syria), with subsequent identification of the manufacturers and review of the conditions for selling such (...)
Although Russia had decided to withdraw its bombers from Syria after the ceasefire concluded with the United States, it is now obliged to return to the battlefield, because Washington - in violation of its engagements – has continued to deliver sophisticated weapons to the jihadists, including Al-Qaïda and Daesh. The aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov should be deployed in July.
On 16 March 2015, the Foreign Affairs Council adopted the "Elements for an EU Regional Strategy for Syria and Iraq as well as the ISIL/Da’esh threat" as guidance for the EU’s engagement in dealing with the threat of Da’esh and the crises in the two countries. The situation in the region and in Syria has changed considerably since then, but the strategy has continued to be a useful guide for the EU practical response to the crises. One year after, this paper evaluates the implementation of the (...)
[Prensa Latina] According to Thierry Meyssan, president and founder of the Voltaire Network, the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh is an essentially-political movement that uses religion as a reference to create chaos and divide the Arab world. In an interview with Prensa Latina, Meyssan, who is also a journalist and a political activist of French origin, noted that it is a continuation and weird mix of organizations like Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.
However, he noted (...)
The Western Press does not have anything to say about terrorism in Syria. These acts are perpetrated by groups of foreign combatants, supported by a few Syrian collaborators, and armed and funded by Germany, Saudi Arabia, Bulgaria, the United States, France, Israël, Qatar, the United Kingdom and Turkey. Here is a list of the terrorist attacks of which Syrian civilians have been victims since the start of the year.
On instructions from my Government, and further to our previous letters regarding the support provided by the Jordanian regime to armed terrorist groups active in Syrian territory, we should like to inform you that, on 19 April 2016, the Jordanian authorities helped 150 terrorists equipped with some 30 four-wheel drive vehicles enter Syria from Jordanian territory through several border crossings and reach the city of Busra al-Sham, Dar‘a governorate. Those terrorists had been trained in (...)
A video published by Daesh has announced the installation of a training camp in Puntland, named «Commandant Cheikh Abou Nouman», after the name of an ex-officer of the organisation Shabaab, who assassinated him after his defection to Daesh.
With no pretence of being a fully-fledged state, Puntland is a province of Somalia which seceded and now disposes of an independent government. It is in fact a pirate state that the United States encouraged in order to hinder the passage of Chinese and (...)
First published September 23, 2014
At the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, that opens today at New York under his presidency, tomorrow, US President Obama «will call the world to unite against the threat of Isis». Immediately afterwards, this same Obama will chair a special meeting of the Security Council which should approve a resolution presented by the United States.
As to what one reads in the draft, that was circulated some days ago by the Reuters Press Agency, the (...)
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