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 25 August 2017, the Rohingya Liberation Organization launched 25 simultaneous attacks against police stations and barracks located in the coastal State of Rakhine. The result: 71 deaths.
The partners in this operation were a group of Bengalis, which had broken away in 2016 from the Jamat-ul-Mujahideen over the slogan “Jihad from Bengal to Bagdad”. This group swore allegiance to Caliph Abou Bakr al-Baghdadi and brings together under one coalition the Indian Mudjahideens, Al-Jihad, Al-Ouma, (...)
In an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Gilles de Kerchove d’Ousselghem, EU Co-ordinator of the fight against terrorism, reveals that his services think that there would actually be at least 50,000 radicalized individuals in the Union.
Kerchove stresses that while pinning the label of “being radicalized” is a political decision, only individuals capable of perpetrating terrorist acts can be labelled as radicalized.
The number 50,000 may well be less than the actual figure. This (...)
The Spanish Police think that Abdelbaki Es Satty was the leader of the terrorist cell that on 17 and 18 August 2017, attacked its targets in Barcelona and Cambrills.
When in prison, Es Satty formed a friendship with Rachid Aglif, sentenced to 21 years in jail for participating in a meeting to make preparations for the attacks in Madrid (11 March 2004).
Up until June, Abdelbaki Es Satty was the Imam of the mosque in the North of Ripoll.
As it happens, this mosque depends on the Syrian (...)
Continuing his analysis of Donald Trump’s policy in the Greater Middle East, Thierry Meyssan demonstrates that, contrary to current opinion, the US President has not changed his strategy. Breaking with his predecessors, he is attempting to cut off Pakistani support for the jihadists in Afghanistan, just as he did with the role of Saudi Arabia for the jihadists in the Levant. Here, the author explains that although some of Trump’s electors may be worried when they see him deploying more troops, they should logically approve his decision.
The battle cry sounded on 20 July 2017, and now round one of the battle for the Jurd d’Ersal has been sealed with a crushing victory for the Hezbollah over al-Qaeda (formerly, the al-Nusra Front) .
Finally, an agreement was negotiated to allow all al Qaeda combatants, as well as those of Ersal and those present in other parts of Lebanon to withdraw. They have been rounded up, bundled into 170 buses and evacuated to Idleb, to the North West of Syria.
The agreement covers Al Qaeda’s (...)
The Syrian Arab Army, Russia, the United States and the Units of protection of the Kurdish Forces of the people have reached a secret agreement to coordinate their action against Daesh in Raqqa.
This information was published for the first time by the Qatarian press agency, Almodon on 23 July 2017, then denied, then published again by The Independent (London) .
At the beginning of the war against Syria, from 2011 – 2014 Kurdish militia were fighting on the side of the Syrian Arab Army. (...)
While Mosul (Iraq) has been liberated and Raqqa (Syria) partly so, tens of thousands of Daesh combatants have been killed while an equal number is in flight.
However, the Caliphate has paid salaries to 19,000 combatants, who have been allocated as follows:
7 000 in Iraq;
12 000 in Syria.
In 2014, when it conquered Iraq and Syria, Daesh —which it must be remembered, is only one among many groups of Jihadists— claimed to have a membership of 40, 000 combatants. At that time, it was (...)
On 27 May 2017, Interpol has sent to every single European police force a list, drawn up by the US Intelligence Services, of 173 members of Daesh.
According to the Guardian (the journalistic source for this information), the United States thinks it has identified a number of jihadists (European sourced), that Isis has trained to carry out suicide attacks in their country of origin.
To justify possessing this information, the United States guarantees that it had access to credible sources (...)
President Trump’s policy in the Greater Middle East is beginning to materialise. While up until now, the United States and their allies have been attempting to destroy states and impose chaos, they are now legitimising alliances against the jihadists. Although in theory, Iran, Syria and the Hezbollah are still enemies to be defeated, in practice, they have become partners. In the end, this new deal could enable the states of the region to force the multinational companies out of the political sphere and re-establish peace.
Cartography: Orient-Le Jour
The Jurd of Ersal is a mountainous zone, about 150 km2, situated between Lebanon and Syria. Its highest point exceeds 3000 m. In the winter, it is covered by several metres of snow and this is why it is uninhabited.
Since 2011, about 3,000 jihadists and their families have taken refugee there. But today there would be no more than 1,000, spread between two groups: al-Qaeda and Daesh.
For several months, negotiations have been underway between the jihadists (...)
We, the Leaders of the G20, strongly condemn all terrorist attacks worldwide and stand united and firm in the fight against terrorism and its financing. These atrocious acts have strengthened our resolve to cooperate to enhance our security and protect our citizens. Terrorism is a global scourge that must be fought and terrorist safe havens eliminated in every part of the world.
We reaffirm that all measures on countering terrorism need to be implemented in accordance with the UN Charter (...)
On 30 June 2017 from the air base of Rayak, the Lebanese army carried out a “crackdown” operation in the Syrian refugee camps at al-Nour and Qariya (East Arsal). 5 kamikazes were exploded in an effort to make the army retreat. The jihadists have killed a young girl and injured seven soldiers. 350 people have been arrested.
This is the first operation of this type since war first broke out in Syria and the failure of a similar operation led by Al-Qaeda in August 2014 to take some soldiers (...)
The Military Chief of the Iraqi army has announced the forthcoming liberation of Mosul. The media, tightly muzzled by strict military censorship, emphasizes the captured ruins of the Al-Nouri Mosque where the Caliph, Abou Bakr al-Baghdadi, had announced his victory. This led Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi to the conclusion that essentially, Daesh was no more.
In actual fact, Daesh is a tool created by the former US National Director of Intelligence, John Negroponte, from armed groups (...)
The United Emirates has instituted a fine of 135, 000 euros and 15 years jail time for any message of sympathy expressed for Qatar which supports the Muslim Brotherhood.
This decision applies to any words expressed (even by telephone), and also to anyone wearing Barça’s football shirt, given just who its sponsor is.
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