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 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 (...)
The last days of a war are always the deadliest. Routed armies avenge their defeat by committing futile atrocities, as we have seen in Adra where the tortures inflicted on loyalist workers have nothing to envy those committed during the fall of the Third Reich. But the situation is exacerbated by the collapse of what remains of the international anti-Syria coalition, each ex-partner trying to protect his interests at the expense of his former allies.
The clash between the Turkish police and judiciary, on the one hand, and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the other, has been dragging on since 17 December 2013. After the police took in for questioning the sons of three ministers and the director of a major bank for money laundering, the Prime Minister denounced a supposed plot hatched against him by the spiritual leader of the Hizmet (islamic movement), Fethullah Gülen. He dismissed from their posts over 2 000 state workers, including (...)
President Putin’s cabinet seems to be pointing the finger at Saudi Arabia for the Volvograd attacks.
On December 29th, a kamikaze Muslim woman, identified as Oksana Aslanova, blew herself up in the Volvograd train station, killing 18 people. The following day, another kamikaze blew himself up in a trolleybus, killing 17 people.
President Putin called on the victims’ families to offer his condolences, and visit the wounded at the hospital. He emphasized that foreign sponsors may have been (...)
The Egyptian government approached the 18 signatories of the Arab League’s Anti-Terrorism Treaty, urging them to crack down against the Muslim Brotherhood. The request was submitted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nabil Fahmy (considered to be a close friend of Washington).
According to Cairo, the Muslim Brotherhood, of which former president Mohamed Morsi is a member, has continuously supported terrorism abroad and has practiced it in Egypt.
The Muslim Brotherhood is officially (...)
The Turkish police got hold of a truck containing weapons and ammunitions, earmarked for armed opposition in Syria
The truck driver said that he was transporting the merchandise on behalf of the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), an association run by the Muslim Brotherhood of Turkey, of which Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a member. The IHH promptly denied the accusation.
The Turkish press asserted that, during the second half of 2013, the government dispatched 47 tons of (...)
The Turkish police launched, on 17 December 2013, a vast anti-corruption operation without informing the government. Unjustifiably large amounts of cash were found during the searches, in particular, at the homes of Egemen Bağış, minister of European Affairs, and Bilal Erdoğan, son of the prime minister. Moreover, the sons of Zafer Çağlayan (Minister of Finance), Erdoğan Bayraktar, (Minister of Environament and Urban Planning), and Muammer Güler (Minister of the Interior) were taken into custody. (...)
The discovery of links connecting Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Al- Qaeda is upsetting Turkish politics. Ankara not only actively supported terrorism in Syria, but did so as part of a NATO strategy. For Thierry Meyssan, the case also shows the artificiality of armed groups fighting against the government and the Syrian people.
The spokesman of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), Abu Mohammad al-Adani al-Shami, on November 21st 2013, called on rebel groups to close ranks against the Damascus government.
This stance contravenes the orders of Al-Qaeda’s supreme leader, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, on November 8, for the dissolution of ISIS in Syria, anointing the Al-Nusra Front as sole representative.
Covering terrorism: from denial to justification
By Ghaleb Kandil
Groups affiliated to Al-Qaeda emerged in Lebanon 25 years ago, under various names. 22 months ago, the Lebanese Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn has launched a warning against the danger of the presence of this organization in Lebanon. He was referring to the cocktail of terrorist groups, which were established in some regions benefiting from local politics coverage by Sheikh Saad Hariri, his party and its allies in the war (...)
We are publishing below an editorial from the Turkish daily Today’s Zaman. The columnist points to the defeat of the Syrian Contras which, in her view, spells out a defeat for Turkey who has given them all out support. While adopting the Atlanticist misrepresentation of the facts, she warns her country against a foreseeable exodus of extremist fighters who will not fail to seep into neighboring countries.
We, the Ministers of foreign affairs, Ministers charged for security, and heads of delegations of the Arab Maghreb, the countries of the Sahel, the Sahara, and neighboring regions, and the representatives of the regional and international partners, convened at Rabat, this 14 November 2013, in order to develop a view and a framework of political consultation, set up the machinery for operational cooperation, and to follow up the implementation of the Tripoli action plan, emanating from the (...)
The honourable Steven Blaney, Canadian Minister of Public Security, announced on November 8th 2013, that his government has registered the groups Jabhat al-Nusra li Ahl al-Sham (a.k.a « al-Nusra Front ») and al-Muwaqi’un Bil Dima on the list of terrorist entities, by virtue of the criminal code.
This decision comes at a time when the historical leader of Al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is reorganizing his base in Syria. In September, the two armies that represented it, the Islamic State of Iraq and (...)
Indian coast guards boarded, on October 11th 2013, the MV Seaman Guard Ohio after having discovered weapons aboard.
The ten crew members and the 25 guards were placed in custody to undergo interrogation by the secret services.
The MV Seaman Guard Ohio is a counter-piracy ship owned and operated by the private military company AdvanFort.
The AdvanFort management thanked the Indian government for allowing its ship to enter Indian territorial waters when it sought safe harbor during a (...)
The South-Caucasus military tribunal (Russia) condemned, on October 15th 2013, Ali Tatziev to two sentences of life imprisonment.
Designated successor to Shamil Basayev, Ali Taziev (a.k.a. ’’emir Mangas’’) was second in command of the Caucasus branch of Al Qaeda, led by Dokka Umarov.
There are two distinct independent organizations in the Caucasus : the "Itchkeria Republic" of Ahmed Zakaïev (based in London) and the Caucasus Emirate of Dokka Umarov. The first is sponsored by the Anglo-American (...)
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