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 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.
The Global Islamic League which was established by Saudi Arabia at the request of the United Kingdom in 1962 to finance both the Muslim Brotherhood and the Order of Naqshbandi, has welcomed Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the Emirates publishing a list of terrorists.
On this list is Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, who is the star preacher of the Muslim Brotherhood. The League announced that he had been excluded from its Board of Directors.
Thierry Meyssan believes that in 2016, the League’s (...)
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Bahrain are unified in their ongoing commitment to combatting terrorism, drying up the sources of its funding, countering extremist ideology and the tools of its dissemination and promotion, and to working together to defeat terrorism and protect all societies from its impact.
The continuous and ongoing violations of the Authorities in Doha of Qatar’s commitments and obligations, enshrined (...)
The way in which the Syrian Arab Army (which is the Syrian Republic’s army, and sometimes referred to as “AAS”) and the Syrian Defense forces (which consists of the Kurds supported by Washington, also referred to as “FDS”) have deployed their forces to liberate Raqqa from Daesh shows that their efforts are clearly coordinated.
Technically speaking, it would be very dangerous if the air forces of both the Coalition and the Syrian Arab Republic bomb Raqqa at the same time without coordinating (...)
On Wednesday 7 June 2017, the jihadists made a two-pronged attack, making an assault on the Iranian Parliament as well as the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini (situated outside the capital in the cemetery of the martyrs). A third team appears to have been neutralized before its acidic nature could spill into action in another place, symbolic of Teheran.
Two assailants blew themselves up at parliament while another two committed the same act at the mausoleum.
This operation is unprecedented and (...)
Asharq Al-Awsat, the Pan-Arab daily edited in London, has revealed that the leaders of Al-Qaeda and Daesh are currently negotiating in Iraq for their coming together as one entity.
According to the daily, the merger would be effected through the creation of a third organization to which the fighters of the existing organizations would gradually be transferred.
Asharq Al-Awsat is owned by the son of King Salman of Saudi Arabia.
A radical shake up of alliances is taking place across the (...)
The British police has revealed the names of the three persons that carried out the London terrorist attack on 3 June 2017. They were Youssef Zaghba, Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane (see photo).
Youssef Zaghba was a dual citizen of Italy and Morocco. He had been placed under surveillance in Italy ever since he was arrested at Marconi airport, Bologna, taking a one-way flight to Istanbul . Upon being arrested, he had declared to the police officers: “I am leaving to become a (...)
While President Trump seems to have sorted out his problems of interior authority - more or less - the conflict has now moved on to concern NATO. Washington is currently speaking against the manipulation of terrorism, while London has no intention of giving up such a useful tool for the extension of its influence. The Bilderberg Group, initially organised as a sounding board for the Alliance, has just been the stage for a difficult debate between the partisans and the adversaries of imperialism in the Middle East.
Last night, our country fell victim to a brutal terrorist attack once again. As a result I have just chaired a meeting of the government’s emergency committee and I want to update you with the latest information about the attack.
Shortly before 10:10 yesterday evening, the Metropolitan Police received reports that a white van had struck pedestrians on London Bridge. It continued to drive from London Bridge to Borough Market, where 3 terrorists left the van and attacked innocent and unarmed (...)
The Badr Brigades have entered Syria.
This Iraqi Shiite Militia consists of between 30,000 and 50,000 men. It is trained by the Iranian Guards of the Revolution.
Its slogan is: “The security of Iraq will not be possible if Syria’s security is preserved”.
The Iranian President could recall its troops deployed in Syria.
A total reorganization of alliances is under way in the Middle (...)
On Monday 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the Arab Emirates announced that they were cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar with immediate effect, while the Joint Arab Force engaged in Yemen has excluded Qatar from its ranks.
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the Arab Emirates have prohibited all land, sea and air contact with Qatar which renders the air hub at Doha, for the most part, unworkable.
Qatari diplomats have 48 hours to leave these four countries.
Here we have the most (...)
According to the Wall Street Journal, for at least seven months, France and Belgium have been contracting out to third parties the murders of some of their nationals who have joined Daesh.
The daily claims that Paris and Brussels have provided Bagdad with a list of “priority” targets. The Fate meted out to those on this list is as follows: they will either be arrested by the Iraqi army, in which case, they will be sentenced to death and executed or they will be killed during combat. (...)
We would like to draw attention to reports, which are received regularly, of “unidentified” aircraft that have been seen providing support to local ISIS militants in various parts of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IRA).
In particular, this month, according to Jowzjan Province authorities, unmarked aircraft were spotted air-dropping consignments of weapons and other supplies to ISIS groups in at least three northern provinces of Afghanistan (Jowzjan, Faryab and Sar-e Pol).
Thierry Meyssan observes the actions that President Trump is taking to convince his allies and partners to drop the jihadists that they support, arm, and supervise. Contrary to the picture painted by the international Press and its political adversaries, for the last four months, the White House has been pursuing an anti-imperialist policy which is beginning to bear fruit: the process of the cessation of Saudi support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the end of the coordination of the jihadists by NATO, and the process of the cessation of Western financing of the Muslim Brotherhood.
1. We, the Leaders of the G7, stand united in expressing our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of the brutal terrorist act in Manchester in the United Kingdom. We condemn in the strongest possible terms terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
2. Countering terrorism and violent extremism, acts of which have struck G7 Members, as well as all regions of the world, regardless of country, nationality or belief, remains a major priority for the G7. We stand (...)
According to Scotland Yard, the attack on the crowd leaving the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, 22 May, has been perpetrated by Salman Abedi. A bankcard has been conveniently found in the pocket of the mutilated corpse of the ‘terrorist’.
This attack is generally interpreted as proof that the United Kingdom is not implicated in international terrorism and that, on the contrary, it is a victim of it.
Salman Abedi was born in the UK of a family of Libyan immigrants. He has (...)
Thank you very much, Secretary General Stoltenberg. Chancellor Merkel, thank you very much. Other heads of state and government, I am honored to be here with members of an alliance that has promoted safety and peace across the world.
Prime Minister May, all of the nations here today grieve with you and stand with you. I would like to ask that we now observe a moment of silence for the victims and families of the savage attack which took place in Manchester. (A moment of silence is (...)
This statement was drafted under the sole responsibility of Saudi Arabia. It was not presented and approved by the participants of the Arab-Islamic-American Summit (Voltaire Network) 1°- The close partnership between the leaders of Arab and Islamic countries and the US leader to confront extremism, terrorism, achieving peace, stability and development, on regional as well as international stages
The leaders agreed upon means to enhance cooperation and measurements taken to consolidate (...)
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