WAR ON SYRIA; CIA Assisted Arming Of Syrian Rebels, Over 3000 Tons Of Weapons Airlifted From Croatia To Turkey Via Jordan, Qatar & Saudi Cargo Planes
More evidence to support what we’ve been saying for over a year now, that NATO is really supporting terrorism.
2013.3.25 CIA Helps Smuggling Arms To Syria (PressTV, youtube.com):
Data provided by the International think thank adjust the CIA has been helping Arab states and Turkey boost military aids to insurgents in Syria according to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and estimated 350,000 tones [typo, should read 3,500 tones - Joel] of military equipments has been air-lifted to militants in recent months.
Earlier related story…
2013.3.9 US, Europe Sending Syria Militants Arms From Croatia (presstv.ir):
The US and Europe have supplied militants fighting inside Syria against President Bashar al-Assad with arms from Croatia, a new report says.
Since last November, the US and its European allies have sent 3,000 tons of weapons in 75 planeloads from Zagreb to Syria militants via Jordan and Turkey, Croatian newspaper Jutarnji List said Thursday.
The report said weapons, which date back to the the time of former Yugoslavia, have been paid for by Saudi Arabia at the request of the US.
These shipments, which include rocket launchers, recoil-less guns and the M79 anti-tank weapon, have enabled militants to advance in north Syria over the past few weeks after months of stalemate.
The Croatian paper added that the weapons used by Syria militants also came from “several other European countries including Britain”
According to the report, British, American and French military advisers have also been operating in countries bordering Syria in an effort to provide training to militants to fight against the Syrian government.
The Guardian also said on March 8, 2013 that the United States has been leading a training program with the assistance of British and French instructors since last year.
The Syrian crisis began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed.
Damascus says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.
PLEASE RE-CIRCULATE THIS STORY AS WIDELY AS POSSIBLE! IF WE ALERT THE PUBLIC AND THE WORLD ABOUT THIS ISSUE – WE COULD BE SAVING THE LIVES OF COUNTLESS SYRIANS!
Jack Blood / www.Deadlinelive.info / 1.30.13
Upon hearing the set up last month – aka: “Assad has Chemical Weapons and plans to use them on his own people” etc… Most of us expected a scenario in which Syria’s enemies – via well funded foreign fighters would set off a chemical attack on Syria’s people to be blamed on the Assad regime’. This would be viewed internationally as an undeniable excuse to ramp up the war and take out Assad. For the children of course. This was the excuse (in the end) used to justify the war on Iraq.
What we didn’t expect was to catch the Powers that be with their hands in the cookie jar.
Recently, emails were discovered that appear to be damning, emails fetched via a Malaysian hacker which say that the USA is trying to set up a false flag attack on Syria and blame it on Assad and potentially the Russians. The correspondence exchange is via a British “Security” company.
The emails in this leak and files and information mainly trace back to two men in the Britam defence administration, one of which is the founder and dynamic director, Philip doughty and his Business Development Director David Goulding.
(Scroll down for more info on this “private” Company (Private meaning – plausible deniability! They seem to be at best – Special Ops Mercs for hire. Ala “Blackwater”.)
Extremely personal information such as a self complied C.V, copy’s of passports and more have been leaked from David and Philip as well as emails and other plans.
From a lot of the documents its very clear that britam is working closely and even offering types of training programs to the National Saudi Gaurd and some of its internal departments and specialist groups.
Company’s that have contracts with Britam range from a couple of thousand up to Millions of dollars and have been on going for some time now.
HERE IS THE EMAIL EXCHANGE IN QUESTION:
We’ve got a new offer. It’s about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington.
We’ll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have.
They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record.
Frankly, I don’t think it’s a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous. Your opinion?
Below you find more information confirming the process of interception and details about Britam Corp. This story seems to have been scrubbed by the London Daily News (Due to Royal Pressure no doubt!) Thanks to Cyber War News for keeping it on the web.
In the hackers release note they made it clear they got the data from a Malaysian based server and from a chart found within this data its shocking to see that Britam is using the security of McAfee but is not implementing this on the said server which is listed as a mail server. (see pic to below)
Its also clear that Britam does not practice data security very well as they have been storing user credentials, network information in unencrypted formats.
Break down of each folder.
2 PDF files and 1 email file.
File name: CV P Doughty CV2 091.pdf
CV for Philip doughty who is the dynamic director and founder of Britam Defence, currently resides in UAE according to his CV.
File name: Phil Doughty PP1 7200830372.pdf
PDF copy of current English, Irish passport for Philip Doughty.
File name: Sirian Issue.eml
Email between David Goulding who is the Business Development Director and Philip regarding a new offer about an operation in syria.
Britam is a broad-ranging risk management and training consultancy. We provide advice, services and training that enable organisations to pursue their activities while managing their strategic and operational risks.
We work with commercial and governmental organisations, providing services in three key areas:
- Corporate security services
- Police and Military Training
- Health and safety.
Our management team has a background in UK Special Forces. This ethos defines our culture. We challenge the status quo, while ensuring our solutions are practical, affordable and delivered to the highest standards of service and conduct. Operationally, we combine our experience and expertise in counter-terrorism, insurgency and other public security situations with keen commercial awareness and discretion.
With offices in London, Dubai, Singapore, Iraq and Libya, and associated companies in Abu Dhabi and China, we are on hand wherever our clients need us.
Companies in this sector carry out many of their operations in politically and environmentally hostile regions, where the protection of people, assets and reputation is a constant and ever-changing challenge. Britam’s proven track record and approach make us uniquely qualified to meet these challenges.
Dr. Randy Short describes the neo colonial invasion of Syria with precision…
Also don’t forget… these 95 percent foreign invaders known as the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are paid with ‘crisp US $100 bills’ by groups like the Syrian Support Group (SSG), which was given a TERRORISM LICENSE by US Treasury Department, which then funds the FSA to create instability and destroy infrastructure all across Syria with things like kidnappings and suicide bombings.
Oh what a twisted web we weave…
2013.1.5 ‘Al Qaeda Advancing NATO Agenda In Mideast’ (PressTV Interviews Dr. Randy Short) (youtube.com):
An analyst says al-Qaeda is furthering US-NATO colonial agenda the geostrategic importance of the Middle East region.
In the background of this video footage shows insurgents in Syria praising al-Qaeda as well as the 9/11 attacks in America. Al-Qaeda, created by the CIA, is fully support by the US with funding and weapons as is Saudi Arabia and Qatar to topple the government of Syria and to steal control of its natural resources.
Press TV has interviewed Dr. Randy Short, Dignity Human rights and Peace Organization, Washington about this issue.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Al-Jazeera, the Pan-Arab news channel that struggled to win space on American cable television, has acquired Current TV, boosting its reach nearly ninefold to about 40 million homes. With a focus on U.S. news, it plans to rebrand the left-leaning news network that cofounder Al Gore couldn’t make relevant.
The former vice president confirmed the sale Wednesday, saying in a statement that Al-Jazeera shares Current TV’s mission “to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling.”
The acquisition lifts Al-Jazeera’s reach beyond a few large U.S. metropolitan areas including New York and Washington, where about 4.7 million homes can now watch Al-Jazeera English.
Al-Jazeera, owned by the government of Qatar, plans to gradually transform Current into a new channel called Al-Jazeera America by adding five to 10 new U.S. bureaus beyond the five it has now and hiring more journalists.
However, Al Jazeera’s attempt to gain more viewership in the US suffered an early setback after Time Warner Cable said it would stop carrying Current TV following the ownership change.
Time Warner, the second biggest cable company in the US, said it had already been looking to remove channels with low ratings, and this acquisition gave it the ability to cancel its contract.
WAR ON SYRIA; NATO’s Free Syrian Army (FSA) Puppets Get First Salary In 6 Months, ‘Crisp US $100 Bills’
They work for free, that’s why they’re called the “Free Syrian Army”…
So NATO and their puppet Islamic States’ strategy of not paying these “95 Percent Foreign Insurgents” for up to 6 months must work out well since they don’t have to pay all the dead ones… you can almost hear the London bankers rubbing their hands together and toasting their brandy glasses.
Countries mentioned by name in the AFP article below as paying the Free Syrian Army (FSA) salaries include Qatar, Turkey, and rather opaquely, “Gulf States” and “Islamic States”. So if this is such a wonderful and righteous cause why don’t they proudly display their names?
Of particular interest is also the mention of the “Revolutionary Military Councils” and the “Association Of Muslim Scholars”.
The US Treasury’s exclusive TERRORISM LICENSEE the Syrian Support Group Inc. (SSG), their Director Of Government Relations (ie, terrorism lobbyist) Brian Sayers admitted in his BBC interview that their group is supplying NATO’s Free Syrian Army (FSA) terrorists with money (crisp US $100 bills?) and weapons via “Revolutionary Military Councils”. Sayers proudly mentions his organizations deep contact and control of these “Military Councils” a number of times in the interview.
The “Association Of Muslim Scholars” must be referring to the International Union For Muslim Scholars (IUMS) run out of London by Oxford Trustee. and Muslim Brotherhood (MB) intellectual leader, Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi. This is the same Al Qaradawi who issued a fatwa against Gadhafi live on Al Jazeera TV (ie, the Qatar propaganda channel) urging the Libyan Army to kill Gadhafi… this was less than a month before the NATO bombings started.
It’s simply amazing how perfectly in sync Sheikh Al Qaradawi was with Britain’s and NATO’s plans for the coup of Libya, and how perfectly in sync he is once again with their desire for a coup of Syria… I’m sure it’s nothing to do with the Sheikh’s status as an Oxford Trustee.
ALEPPO, Syria — After months of fighting without pay, Syrian rebels in Aleppo are receiving their first salaries, paid with money commanders say is at least in part provided by foreign states.
In Aleppo’s old city area, fighters gave their names to defected Syrian military officer Colonel Abdul Salam Humaidi, who searched through lists provided by rebel commanders before paying the men in crisp US $100 bills.
The rebels made thumbprints in ink next to their names to indicate they had been paid.
As the fighters gathered, the crack of rifle fire could be heard from elsewhere in the old city, just one of many areas in Syria’s one-time commercial capital that have become battlegrounds between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and rebels fighting to overthrow his regime.
“The revolutionary military councils … are undertaking to distribute monthly salaries to the fighters, especially on the front lines,” Humaidi told AFP.
All fighters are now paid US $150 per month, but this may change in the future, with different salaries given to those who are married and those who are on the front lines, he said.
Humaidi said he “defected from the military after 30 years of service, because the regime is corrupt and sectarian.” He is now a financial official for the rebel Revolutionary Military Council.
He declined to say where the payroll cash was from, but rebel commanders in Aleppo told AFP it came from foreign assistance and from other supporters, though they differed on the specific countries involved.
“The Military Council (is) distributing the salaries, with Qatari support … of US $150 per person registered for two months,” said Haji al-Bab, a commander in the Tawhid Brigade, adding that fighters who are not registered are not being paid.
Ahmed Arur, a commander in the Saqur al-Sham Brigade, said that “international assistance (and) Syrian opposition traders are paying the salaries for the Free Army.”
And Sheikh Mahmud Mujadami, a commander from the Halab al-Shahbaa Brigade, said sources of the money include “Turkey, from the Gulf states, from … Islamic states,” and the Association of Muslim Scholars.
For the fighters battling the Assad regime’s heavy weapons with light arms for which they sometimes even lack ammunition, the money has been a long time coming.
“We obtained salaries in the amount of US $150, and we will use it for pocket money and for the family, for the house,” said Mohammed al-Nasser, who has fought for six months without being paid.
He is married and has a son, but his family was able to get by with aid they received in Turkey. Now, they are back in Syria.
Ahmed al-Shawaf said he was a fighter for five months without a salary, and that while this did not personally cause his family hardship, there are “many difficulties” for a person who is “the only one working, and he stops his work because of the revolution.”
He said that individual battalion commanders can decide to give fighters assistance.
Hussein Ristum defected from the police about three months ago, losing his salary.
“I was depending on the salary for my family, (but) thanks be to God, here in the Tawhid Brigade we do not need anything, food, we receive everything,” he said.
Rebel forces helped his family during the time he served without pay. He said there were “difficulties, but thanks be to God, the Free Army and the guys provided housing.”
2012.10.23 After Months Of Waiting, First Pay Day Comes For Syria Rebels (AFP, chinapost.com.tw):
2012.10.23 ‘US Seeks Afghan Type War In Syria’ (Shows Crisp US $100 Bills) (PressTV, youtube.com):
The United States seeks a rise in the Syrian conflict, attempting to mimic a Soviet Union, Afghanistan -style war, a political analyst tells Press TV.
While an international proposal has been made for a truce in Syria, the insurgents in the Arab country are receiving US dollars and heavy weaponry from their foreign supporters.
Some regional and trans-regional states also provide the armed groups with
sophisticated and heavy machine guns to assist them in fighting against the
Syrian army forces.
This is while UN-Arab League Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi called on the Syrian government and the foreign-backed insurgents to unilaterally declare a ceasefire.
The Syrian government says it will support the truce proposal only if the Western countries and their regional allies stop supporting and financing the insurgents.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Ali Al-Ahmed, director, IGA, from Chicago, to further discuss the issue.
Yet more confirmation that the Syrian conflict is an external invasion of the country and not a civil war.
It’s been widely reported that some of the countries supplying funding, weapons, and apparently troops, are Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Note, all these countries have British controlled governments.
Syrian Support Group Inc. (SSG) Director Of Government Relations (ie, terrorism lobbyist) Brian Sayers admitted in his BBC interview that their group is supplying NATO’s Free Syrian Army (FSA) terrorists with money and weapons, and that they would like to be the “single source” conduit for all support (ie, so they can direct arms elsewhere to spread the conflict, and take some money off the top for themselves). Sayers even mentions Qatar and Saudi Arabia as funding the rebels, so this is no secret.
I would second the notion given by Daoud Khairallah in the video below… this is economic warfare.
2012.10.2 95% Of Syrian Rebels Not Syrians, Report (RT, youtube.com):
The Syrian crisis is a result of a coherent collective effort by a gang of foreign
states – that’s the message Syria’s foreign minister laid out for the UN General
International law professor Daoud Khairallah says that Syrians would never
inflict such vicious destruction on their homeland and the fact that foreign
fighters are involved in the war runs against the UN charter.
Al Jazeera has supplied Syrian rebels with satellite communication tools to ensure telephone and Internet connection, claims Ali Hashim, a former correspondent of the Qatar-funded channel. The equipment was smuggled from Lebanon, he told RT. The channel paid $50,000 for smuggling phones and other tools across the Syrian border to ensure they would get an inside picture, claims Ali Hashim.
A month ago, Hashim and two other correspondents working for Al Jazeera in Lebanon, stepped down from their jobs over a dispute over how the Arab Spring should be covered. Reporting popular unrest in Bahrain and Syria revealed the acutest differences between the men and their employer.
“The channel was taking a certain stance. It was meddling with each and every detail of reports on the Syrian revolution. At the same time it was almost covering up what was going on in Bahrain,” recalls Hashim.
The journalist says Qatar authorities actually decided the channel’s agenda and created their own version of the Syrian crisis.
“We went to the border between Lebanon and Syria. There it became obvious that militants entered Syria from Lebanon to clash with the Syrian regular army, which was 3 kilometers away from the border,” Hashim told RT.
“We took photos of those people, but the channel declined them. I was asked to forget about the militants and to return to Beirut,” he says.
In an earlier interview with the Lebanese newspaper As-Safir, Hashim called Al Jazeera’s policy “informational suicide.”
The Syrian government has repeatedly slammed the unbalanced coverage of the uprising by some Arab news channels. But Hashim remarks that both sides of this conflict are playing dirty: while some media are siding with the rebels, omitting reports of the militants’ atrocities against civilians, the Syrian regime’s media behave as if there were no calls for freedoms and reforms in the country.
Syria has been engulfed by a popular uprising against President Bashar Al-Assad for over a year now. Opposition forces submit daily claims of people killed in fights with regular forces. The reports are hard to verify as the state remains closed to most foreign journalists. Nonetheless, the UN estimates over 9,000 people have died in the conflict. The Syrian authorities maintain they are fighting foreign insurgency, which has taken lives of over 2,000 troops.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Iraq’s fugitive vice president arrived Wednesday in Saudi Arabia hours after he vowed in a television interview that he would return home.
Tariq al-Hashemi, the top Sunni official in Iraq’s Shiite-dominated government, flew to Saudi Arabia from neighboring Qatar where he stayed for four days, the official Saudi news agency reported. He was greeted by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal in the Red Sea port city of Jiddah, according to a Saudi Foreign Ministry official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media. He had no further details on the visit.
Al-Hashemi is wanted in Iraq on terror charges for allegedly running death squads against Shiite pilgrims, government officials and security forces. Iraqi authorities issued a warrant for his arrest in December, touching off a political crisis in Baghdad and deepening the country’s sectarian divide just days after the U.S. military withdrawal.
Al-Hashemi, who has denied the charges and says they are politically motivated, took refuge in the self-ruled Kurdish region in northern Iraq, out of the jurisdiction of the central government in Baghdad.
He told the pan-Arab television channel Al-Jazeera in an interview that the charges were designed to “push me out of the political process” and launched a scathing attack on Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
“I will return to Kurdistan without a doubt. I will never abandon my country,” al-Hashemi said, adding that he would be ready to leave Kurdistan if he felt his presence there was a burden to its government.
He said that al-Maliki, a hardline Shiite who has been in power for nearly six years, “has so much hatred and malice inside him that go beyond the political differences between me and him.”
Al-Maliki, he added, was discriminating against the nation’s once-powerful Sunni minority and that his policies posed a risk to Iraq’s unity. Also for sectarian reasons, he charged, al-Maliki was allowing Iraq’s airspace to be used by Iranian aircraft to ferry weapons to the embattled regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria. He provided no evidence to support his claim.
He also claimed that Iraqi Shiite militiamen were fighting alongside the Syrian regime’s forces. He gave no details.
Syria has a Sunni majority but the ruling Assad dynasty are Alawites, followers of a sect that is an offshoot of Shiism. Assad came to power in 2000, succeeding his father Hafez who ruled the country for about 30 years.
Al-Hashemi’s visit to Qatar was his first trip abroad since the allegations were leveled against him. Iraq called on Qatar to extradite him so he can stand trial in Baghdad. Doha refused the request.
03-07-2012 • www.truthdig.com – By Chris Hedges
By Chris Hedges
The battle for justice in the Middle East is our battle. It is part of the vast, global battle against the 1 percent. It is about living rather than dying. It is about communicating rather than killing. It is about love rather than hate. It is part of the great battle against the corporate forces of death that reign over us—the fossil fuel industry, the weapons manufacturers, the security and surveillance state, the speculators on Wall Street, the oligarchic elites who assault our poor, our working men and women, our children, one in four of whom depend on food stamps to eat, the elites who are destroying our ecosystem with its trees, its air and its water and throwing into doubt our survival as a species.
What is being done in Gaza, the world’s largest open-air prison, is a pale reflection of what is slowly happening to the rest of us. It is a window into the rise of the global security state, our new governing system that the political philosopher Sheldon Wolin calls “inverted totalitarianism.” It is a reflection of a world where the powerful are not bound by law, either on Wall Street or in the shattered remains of the countries we invade and occupy, including Iraq with its hundreds of thousands of dead. And one of the greatest purveyors of this demented ideology of violence for the sake of violence, this flagrant disregard for the rule of domestic and international law, is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC.
I spent seven years in the Middle East. I was the Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times. I lived for two of those seven years in Jerusalem. AIPAC does not speak for Jews or for Israel. It is a mouthpiece for right-wing ideologues, some of whom hold power in Israel and some of whom hold power in Washington, who believe that because they have the capacity to war wage they have a right to wage war, whose loyalty, in the end, is not to the citizens of Israel or Palestine or the United States but the corporate elites, the defense contractors, those who make war a business, those who have turned ordinary Palestinians, Israelis and Americans, along with hundreds of millions of the world’s poor, into commodities to exploit, repress and control.
We have not brought freedom, democracy and the virtues of Western civilization to the Muslim world. We have brought state terrorism, massive destruction, war and death. There is no moral distinction between a drone strike and the explosion of the improvised explosive device, between a suicide bombing and a targeted assassination. We have used the iron fist of the American military to implant our oil companies in Iraq, occupy Afghanistan and ensure that the Muslim world remains submissive and compliant. We have supported a government in Israel that has carried out egregious war crimes in Lebanon and Gaza and is daily stealing larger and larger portions of Palestinian land. We have established a network of military bases, some the size of small cities, in Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Kuwait, and we have secured basing rights in the Gulf states of Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. We have expanded our military operations to Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Egypt, Algeria and Yemen. And no one believes, except perhaps us, that we have any intention of leaving.
Merriam-Webster’s defines journalism as involving “writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation.”
In other words, the truth, the whole truth, and nothing else.
The Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics Preamble states:
“….public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility.”
The Radio-Television News Directors Association Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct stresses public trust, credibility, accuracy, and truth. “(R)eporting (must exclude) anything known to be false.” It must stress fairness, integrity, independence, accountability, and ”responsibility to the profession of electronic journalism.”
Clearly, major media print and broadcast journalism fails on all counts. They serves wealth and power. They feature managed and junk food news. They exclude truth and full disclosure. Readers, viewers, and listeners are cheated by lies, damn lies, and an agenda harming their vital interests.
In 1941, Frank Mott said yellow journalism features:
(1) scare headlines, often on minor junk food news.
(2) lavish use of photos, pictures, or imaginary drawings.
(3) fake interviews, misleading headlines, pseudo-science, featuring paid-for-media “experts.”
(4) full-color Sunday supplements.
(5) sympathy with underdogs against the system.
The latter practice is now reversed. Victims are called villains. War criminals are portrayed as liberators. As a result, America, its NATO partners, and Israel get away with murder under the banner of fighting terrorism and spreading democracy to beleaguered people.
Fiction substituting for fact facilitates it. At the same time, dissent’s marginalized and targeted. Imperial wars are supported. Patriotism means going along or else. “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is Strength.” Big Brother’s alive, well, and flourishing in America, rogue NATO states and Israel.
Militarists and profiteers demand war, the more the better. In lockstep, major media scoundrels cheerlead it. After a decade of human slaughter, misery, and vast destruction, Syria and Iran appear next.
Supporting America’s Permanent War Agenda
Falsified reports cheerlead it. Op-eds and editorials highlight it. Truth and full disclosure’s prohibited. The New York Times March 2 editorial headlined, “Crushing Homs.” It reinvented reality on the ground.
It accused Assad of weeks of “merciless bombardment,” saying there’s “no doubt (he’ll) keep on killing. The international community must keep stepping up the pressure for him to go.”
For the past year, Western recruited, trained, armed and funded insurgents ravaged parts of Syria, notably in cities like Homs. Assad struggled to liberate the city and other killer gang infested areas. No responsible leader would do less. He’s more victim than villain, but you’d never know it from falsified major media reports.
“On Friday, (Assad) blocked” relief aid for Homs “without explanation. There were unconfirmed reports that security forces were conducting house-to-house searches and summary executions.”
From Geneva, the ICRC reported the following:
“(H)humanitarian aid reaches people in Homs and Bludan. In Homs, Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers are distributing food, medical supplies, blankets, and hygiene consumables to thousands of people affected by the increasing violence.”
“A convoy loaded with these supplies entered the city yesterday, while a similar convoy reached Bludan.”
Syrian Red Crescent head of emergency operations Khaled Erksoussi said:
“Our volunteers were able to deliver food parcels, blankets and other urgently needed supplies to these displaced people.”
The ICRC and Syrian Red Crescent plan further missions to deliver vitally needed humanitarian aid.
Sick and wounded are being evacuated despite killer gang attempts to prevent ambulances from reaching affected areas.
On March 3, Syria’s Arab News Agency SANA reported insurgents responsible for murder and vandalism routed from Homs, including the Baba Amro neighborhood.
Residents said they terrorized the city for weeks. They “occupied schools, medical centers and public establishment (facilities) by force of arms, turning them to centers for killing and torture, adding that the terrorists also took over some houses in the neighborhood and kicked their occupants out, transforming the houses to lairs where they planned their attacks.”
Residents were forced to participate in protests. Those refusing were killed or tortured. Snipers shot civilians from rooftops. Terrorized residents dared not leave home. Some had no choice.
They expressed relief after Syrian forces freed them, saying they feel free again. The Times falsely accused Assad of “summary executions” committed by killer gangs.
Most Syrians support Assad. Overwhelmingly approving a new constitution showed it. They deplore killer gang violence they want ended. Yet The Times falsely claimed “demonstrators chose the name this week of ‘The Friday of Equipping the Free Syrian Army.’ ”
Most Syrians oppose it. In insurgent held areas, protesters are forced to participate in protests on threat of death or torture.
Propaganda videos falsify events on the ground. They replicated fake Libyan ones. Al Jazeera featured them, including fabricated euphoric scenes of Tripoli’s liberation. Weeks in advance, they were shot in Doha, Qatar at a Hollywood-like sound stage replica of Green Square and Gaddafi’s compound. It was theater, not real.
On Friday, the EU recognized the opposition Syrian National Council as a “legitimate representative of Syrians,” saying:
“The European Union supports the Syrian opposition in its struggle for freedom, dignity and democracy, recognizes the Syrian National Council as a legitimate representative of Syrians and calls upon all members of the Syrian opposition to unite in its peaceful struggle.”
Ahead of Russia’s March 4 presidential elections, polls not only show Vladimir Putin’s support at 60%, 76% of Russians see America as an “aggressor bent on imposing its control on all countries.”
In late February, Hillary Clinton admitted that Al Qaeda and other US designated terror groups are part of Syria’s anti-Assad opposition. In other words, she tacitly acknowledged supporting them.
For years, Al Qaeda’s been used as friend and foe, depending on where and for what strategic purpose. Against regimes like Assad, they’re heavily armed and supported to terrorize civilians.
Against Gaddafi, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) Al Qaeda elements were used. In Syria, the same process is playing out. No wonder most Russians think America’s bent on world domination. One imperial war segues seamlessly into another. People around the world know it. Most Americans remain out of touch in the dark.
On March 1, The Hindu headlined, “When Insanity rules the world, saying:
“India should resist the West’s brazen efforts to use championship of democracy as a cover for regime change.”
America and other rogue Western states “have not merely abandoned the secular, albeit autocratic, regimes that had kept the peace in the Middle East for four decades, but trampled upon the last remnants of the doctrine of national sovereignty upon which the international order, indeed international law itself, has been based for the last 350 years.”
Only fools believe waging ruinous wars “make(s) the world ‘safer for humanity.’ ” Wars beget more of them with endless carnage. “One shudders to think” where this madness will end!
A Final Comment
Last month, Voice of Russia reported flights from Lebanon’s Kleyate Airport delivering Israeli weapons to Syrian killer gangs. “(T)here are grounds to assume that the airport in the north of Lebanon will become a transshipment base to supply weapons to Syrian insurgents.”
Opposition Syrian forces openly admit being armed by America and France. Besides Lebanon, shipments come from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, and perhaps directly from Israel through Golan and other border crossings.
Occasional weapons caches are found. Israeli-made ones with Hebrew inscriptions are among them, including bombs, other explosive devices, automatic rifles, protective vests, night-vision equipment, and more.
Where indeed does this end? It’s hard imagining how cooler heads can stop it before it’s too late.
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