THE US MILITARY STRIKE AGAINST SYRIA COULD BE A REPETITION OF US-LED DEADLY OPERATIONS IN THE MIDEAST


THE US MILITARY STRIKE AGAINST SYRIA COULD BE A REPETITION OF US-LED MILITARY ADVENTURES IN THE MIDDLE EAST SUCH AS IN AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ AND LIBYA THAT CAUSED TERRIBLE HUMAN TRAGEDY AND DESTRUCTION

by Syarif Hidayat

        The US, the renowned World Preacher of Human Rights and Democracy, is gearing up its war (human killing) machines for a punitive (deadly) action against the Syrian regime in what the people in the corridors of power in Washington said “to convey the message that it would not tolerate the use of chemical weapons.”

        If it happen, I think and I am fairly sure that it could be a repetition of Iraq adventure : hunting for fake (CIA imaginary) Iraqi WMDs using the real deadly American WMDs against Iraq that killed millions of innocent Iraqis including old men, women, children and babies as well as destroyed almost all Iraqi important infrastructures!!!

        This time the chemical weapons are the real chemical weapons, but who have used them are still unclear as both sides are still exchanging accusations!!

Israel provides terrorist groups with chemical weapons

       A British parliamentarian from Britain’s Respect Party for Bradford West, George Galloway said Israel has been giving out chemical arms to the anti-Syria government in Syria civil war.

         George Galloway said Israel provided terrorist groups linked with al-Qaeda with chemical weapons. “If there’s been any use of nerve gas, it’s the rebels that used it…If there has been use of chemical weapons, it was Al Qaeda who used the chemical weapons”, Galloway said.

        “Who gave al-Qaeda the chemical weapons? Here’s my theory: Israel gave them the chemical weapons”, Galloway MP added.

        Meanwhile, media reports had it that Qatar’s Al Jazeera TV and Reuters news agency published the news of massacre in East Ghouta, Damascus “one day” before the massacre happened.

         According to the reports tens of videos were uploaded before foreign-backed army announced and accused the Syrian government of conducting chemical attacks on its own people.

        Those evidences show the massacred, including women and children, then recorded and uploaded the scenes to deceive the world’s public opinion, but they did so hurriedly and gave themselves up.

        The question here is why the Syrian government and its army should have committed such a heinous mass murder using chemical weapons when the United Nations inspectors are visiting the country to investigate the use of such weapons?

         The foreign-backed army and mercenaries hired by certain regional countries are making up those allegations against the popular government of President Bashar al Assad to invoke a foreign armed intervention in Syria the same as what they did in Libya.

         Qatar’s Al Jazeera TV published the news of the alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian army, citing unknown activists as its source.

         A website also uploaded videos of the alleged attacks and wrote that “Baath Regime used chemical weapons in East Ghouta, Damascus, Jobar, Ain Tarma, Zamalka, Western Ghouta, Muaddamiyah around 03: 30 am.”

       At the same time, one of Youtube account ‘SHAMSNN’ swiftly uploaded tens of videos between 03: 00 and 04: 00 am, 20 August. The same people behind all these scenarios accused the government of Syria and its army of carrying out chemical attacks on 21 August.

        Now, even if the chemical attacks had happened at 03:30 on 20 August, it’s not possible to film the scenes and upload tens of videos of these heinous crimes with the best quality pictures.

       Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi highlighted certain countries’ hostile stance towards his country telling the world that a media and political campaign of lies is being circulated by certain Arab and foreign media outlets including al-Jazeera, al-Arabiya, Sky News and others which are involved in the shedding of Syrian blood and supporting opposition, with the objective of distracting the UN committee of inspectors of its mission to investigate which party to the conflict has used chemical weapons.

       “The cries of terrorists and their calls for aid accompany the fact that the Armed Forces are advancing on the ground, and also accompany the fabricated campaign waged by some channels in desperate bid to imbue false morale in the armed terrorist groups,” he said.

       Omran al-Zoubi described the support by some Arabs and the so-called Arab League for these allegations as ridiculous, naïve and illogical.

 

UN SAYS SYRIAN OPPOSITION MAY HAVE USED SARIN

        A United Nations inquiry into human rights abuses in Syria has found evidence that opposition forces may have used chemical weapons, its lead investigator has revealed.

       Carla Del Ponte, a member of the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria, said that testimony gathered from casualties and medical staff indicated that the nerve agent sarin was used by opposition fighters.

       “Our investigators have been in neighbouring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated,” Ms Del Ponte said in an interview broadcast on Swiss-Italian television.

       “This was used on the part of the opposition, not by the government authorities,” she added.

        Ms Del Ponte said the inquiry has yet to see any direct evidence suggesting that government forces have used chemical weapons, but said further investigation was required before this possibility could be ruled out.

        The UN commission, which is investigating human rights abuses in Syria since the start of the civil war, later released a statement distancing itself from the allegations. It said that investigators had “not reached conclusive findings as to the use of chemical weapons in Syria by any parties to the conflict”.

        The White House said it was “highly skeptical” of suggestions that Syrian opposition used chemical weapons, Harakah Daily reported .

       “We find it highly likely that chemical weapons, if they were in fact used in Syria – and there is certainly evidence that they were – that the Assad regime was responsible,” spokesman Jay Carney said.

       The allegations come nearly two weeks after the United States said it had “varying degrees of confidence” that sarin gas had been used by Syria’s government on its people.

       President Barack Obama declared that the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, would cross a “red line” and change US calculations on whether or not it should intervene in the conflict.

       Calls for the US to launch military action against the Syrian regime have grown stronger since claims that it used chemical weapons first emerged. Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham are the most prominent among those calling for a no-fly zone in some parts of the country, similar to the one which was introduced in Libya.

       Each side in Syria’s two-year-old conflict has accused the other of using chemical weapons – an action that which would constitute a war crime under international law. Two of the alleged attacks took place in Aleppo in March and Homs in December.

       Meanwhile, the Syrian government has agreed to allow UN inspectors to investigate allegations of a suspected chemical weapon attack near Damascus.

 

Syria, Russia try to prevent US led military action in Syria

        Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has dismissed western claims his regime used chemical weapons as an “insult to common sense”, while Russia has warned the US of the “extremely dangerous consequences” of launching military action against the Syrian regime, the foreign ministry said.

       Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is to hold an emergency press conference at 4 pm local time (1300 GMT) on Monday (August 26, 2013), with Russian and foreign mass media invited to attend.

        Lavrov told US Secretary of State John Kerry in a telephone call on Sunday that Moscow was “deeply alarmed” by comments from US officials indicating a readiness to intervene in Syria in the wake of accusations the regime had used chemical weapons, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

       “Sergei Lavrov drew attention to the extremely dangerous consequences of a possible new military intervention for the whole Middle East and North Africa region,” it added.

 

Assad interview

        Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Western claims his regime used chemical weapons were an “insult to common sense” and warned the United States it faced failure if it attacked, in an interview with Russian newspaper Izvestia published on Monday.

 

Possibility of military action

 jammas.hussain20130505230017873         On Monday, UN inspectors headed for the Damascus site of last week’s suspected chemical weapons attack which killed hundreds.

          They have been granted access by President Assad.

         UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Monday that an international response in Syria was possible without unanimous UN Security Council backing. “Is it possible to respond to chemical weapons without complete unity on the UN Security Council? I would argue yes,” he told the BBC.

     On Sunday, Hague had said that any evidence that did exist in the environs of last week’s attack may have been compromised in the intervening days.

 

Peace talks

         Lavrov told Kerry that it appeared certain elements inside the United States wanted to launch military action in Syria outside of the United Nations to undermine joint US-Russia efforts to organise a peace conference.

        The Russian minister urged his US counterpart “to refrain from using military pressure against Damascus and not to give into provocations.” The ministry said Kerry promised to “attentively” study the arguments of the Russian side.

         Russia underlined the necessity of an objective UN investigation into the claimed chemical attack and repeated its doubts that the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad was to blame.

        “There is mounting evidence that the incident was a pretence set up by the rebel opposition with the aim of accusing the Damascus government of everything,” the statement said..

         Chemical weapons claims are “nonsense”, says Assad “The comments (accusing the regime of using chemical weapons) made by politicians in the West and other countries are an insult to common sense… It is nonsense,” Assad said.

          Assad accused the United States of first making the accusations that his regime used chemical weapons in an attack outside Damascus that activists say killed hundreds, and only later starting to look for proof.

         He said the frontline in the area where the incident took place was not clear and the Syrian regime would have risked killing its own army forces if it used chemical weapons.

         “This contradicts elementary logic,” Assad said. “Such accusations are completely political and the reason for them is a number of victories by the government forces against the terrorists.”

          He said it is “not us but our enemies who are using chemical weapons.”

         Assad urges governments to listen to their people. With calls mounting for military action against Syria, Assad warned western states to stop interfering in the affairs of other countries and instead “listen to the opinion of the people”.

       If someone is dreaming of making Syria a puppet of the West, then this will not happen. “We are an independent state, we will fight against terrorism and we will build relations with whom we want for the good of the Syrian people.”

 

US war record

        He warned the United States against attacking Syria and argued Washington’s previous military campaigns in recent years had always fallen short of their aims. “The United States faces failure just like in all the previous wars they waged, starting with Vietnam and up to our days,” he said.

       “America has taken part in many wars but could not once achieve its political goals for which the wars were started. Yes, it is true, the great powers can wage wars but can they win them?” he asked.

 

Contracts

       Asked about Russia’s contract to deliver Damascus with S-300 missile systems, Assad said that “all contracts agreed with Russia are being fulfilled.” “Russia is supplying Syria with what is needed to protect Syria and its people,” he said.

       Assad said Qatar was a “sponsor of terrorists” while Turkey “trains and provides corridors for them”.

        Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, was a country “which only has money and someone who has just money cannot create a civilised society,” Assad said.

Asked about the chances of organising the so-called Geneva-2 peace conference backed by Russia and the United States, Assad replied: “We cannot start a political dialogue until the support from abroad for terrorism is halted.”

 

The US hegemony

       Under the guise of hypocritical declarations of “war of Liberation” to liberate Iraq from the West so-called Dictator Saddam Hussein that turned out to be the killing of millions of  Iraqi people indiscriminately, “war to hunt for Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda and Talibans” in Afghanistan that turned out to be the killing of hundreds of thousands of Afghan people indiscriminately and the “humanitarian” war to “save” the Libyan people from the West so-called Dictator Gaddafi that turned out to be the killing of hundreds of Libyan people indiscriminately and the Zionist and US-led imperialists covert operation in Syria, the U.S-led western civilization regimes were in fact aiming to occupy Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya and gain control of the world oil reserves and international oil trade as well as dominate the whole Middle East and Africa by their military powers (and ultimately the whole world). 

Either Syria or Iran could be the next!

 

Obama-is-the-real-terroristTHE TRUE FACE OF THE HUMAN RIGHT PREACHER

       The people in the corridors of Power in Washington and the US-led western civilization regimes leaders are awfully silent about millions of innocent people including old men, women, children and babies who were and are being killed by their war machines in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Somalia in their so-called War on Terror as well as in their covert operations in Syria … and the worst thing is that they merely call those innocent victims as collateral damages.
       The US-led western regimes “War on Terror” (THAT IS ACTUALLY THE US WAR FOR OIL AND HEGEMONY IN THE WORLD as well as The Smoke Screen for War against Islam and Muslims) buries all presumption of innocent. This could mean that the US-led western regimes forces have been and are killing many innocent people including old men, women, children and babies in the Muslim countries freely at will!

       But when a few of their men killed, they would make noises around the world including forcing the UN to make a resolution to apply a severe punitive economic sanction or launch an allied western military action against the country where the accident took place or against the alleged culprits by deploying all kind of deadly war machines to terrorize the people of that country and hunt the culprits. If they couldn’t find the real culprits, it is almost certain they would produce scapegoats and send them to the infamous US Guantanamo Torture camp.

     … but I am also very sorry for the fine young American men and women soldiers who are being sent into the wrongful wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and the intervention in Libya as well as covert operation in Syria, the wars that seem to benefit only the multiple interests of the Military Industrial Complex and the Zionist corporate world; and not the families of the young men and women soldiers!

 

“Tailored” strike

 US President Barack Obama       US President Barack Obama says his administration has concluded that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in the country and that Washington should conduct a “tailored, limited” strike against Syria to convey the message that it would not tolerate the use of chemical weapons.

       “If we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying, ‘Stop doing this,’ this can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term,” Obama said.

        He made the remarks during an interview with PBS NewsHour before a UN inspector team, which is in Syria at the invitation of Damascus, releases its findings over last week’s deadly chemical weapons attack near the Syrian capital.

      Obama said the US military has provided him with several options regarding possible military strikes on Syria but he has not yet made a decision on the issue.

        President Obama, however, added that a “direct” US military intervention in Syria, like the one against Iraq, would not be helpful. The US president said that the militants fighting against the government of President Bashar Al Assad could not carry out chemical weapons attacks.

       The Syrian government has rejected the allegations as baseless and even accused the Western countries of encouraging the insurgents in the country to use chemical weapons.

       “The most dangerous thing is that the United States, Britain and France encourage these terrorists to use chemical weapons. These countries defend them and this has to stop. This means that these terrorists will soon use chemical weapons against Americans and Europeans,” said Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal al-Maqdad.

 

US finalizing plans for the strike

  The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman is seen at an undisclosed position in the Mediterranean Sea (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch)      Two unnamed White House officials told the Associated Press that the Obama administration is still deciding on what Syrian targets will be attacked and to what degree during a military strike that now seems inevitable.

        While the strike itself will be conducted only after the White House presents the public with what it believes is “undeniable” proof of chemical weapon use carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, intelligence agencies and policy makers are struggling to decide what goals they hope to achieve by launching an attack.

         One of the officials granted anonymity to speak to the AP said, “If there is action taken, it must be clearly defined what the objective is and why” and based on “clear facts.” Meanwhile, another official briefed on a potential strike told the Los Angeles Times that the White House may opt for an attack “just muscular enough not to get mocked,” but one that wouldn’t be severe enough to warrant a response from Syrian allies Iran and Russia.

       “They are looking at what is just enough to mean something, just enough to be more than symbolic,” the Times quoted the source as saying.

President Obama said Wednesday evening he has not made a decision on whether to order a strike in Syria, although he said the US has concluded that the Syrian government carried out recent chemical weapons attacks near Damascus.

         “We have not yet made a decision, but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place,” Obama said in an interview with PBS.

        “If we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying, stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term,” he said, stressing a “limited, tailored” approach in Syria to avoid an open-ended conflict.

         The US and its allies already have enough resources throughout the region to strike Syria at any moment. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said earlier this week that the American military “was in place to be able to fulfill and comply with whatever option the president wishes to take.” Once Pres. Obama authorizes a strike, he said, US forces were “ready to go, like that.”

Obama’s Holy Tomahawk War

pepe270813        Pepe Escobar in his article titled “Obama’s Holy Tomahawk War on Syria” published in Asia Times, writes The ”responsibility to protect” (R2P) doctrine invoked to legitimize the 2011 war on Libya has just transmogrified into ”responsibility to attack” (R2A) Syria. Just because the Obama administration says so.

       On Sunday (August 25, 2013), the White House said it had ”very little doubt” that the Bashar al-Assad government used chemical weapons against its own citizens. On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry ramped it up to ”undeniable” – and accused Assad of ”moral obscenity”.

        So when the US bombed Fallujah with white phosphorus in late 2004 it was just taking the moral high ground. And when the US helped Saddam Hussein to gas Iranians in 1988 it was also taking the moral high ground.

        The Obama administration has ruled that Assad allowed UN chemical weapons inspectors into Syria, and to celebrate their arrival unleashed a chemical weapons attack mostly against women and children only 15 kilometers away from the inspectors’ hotel. If you don’t believe it, you subscribe to a conspiracy theory.

        Evidence? Who cares about evidence? Assad’s offer of access for the inspectors came ”too late”. Anyway, the UN team is only mandated to determine whether chemical weapons were deployed – but not by who, according to UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman.

        As far as the Obama administration and UK Prime Minister David ”of Arabia” Cameron are concerned – supported by a barrage of corporate media missiles – that’s irrelevant; Obama’s ”red line” has been crossed by Assad, period. Washington and London are in no-holds-barred mode to dismiss any facts contradicting the decision. Newspeak – of the R2A kind – rules. If this all looks like Iraq 2.0 that’s because it is. Time to fix the facts around the policy – all over again. Time for weapons of mass deception – all over again.

 

The Saudi-Israeli axis of fun

         The window of opportunity for war is now. Assad’s forces were winning from Qusayr to Homs; pounding ”rebel” remnants out of the periphery of Damascus; deploying around Der’ah to counterpunch CIA-trained ”rebels” with advanced weapons crossing the Syrian-Jordanian border; and organizing a push to expel ”rebels” and jihadis from suburbs of Aleppo.

        Now, Israel and Saudi Arabia are oh so excited because they are getting exactly what they dream just by good ol’ Wag the Dog methods. Tel Aviv has even telegraphed how it wants it: this Monday, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper headlined with ”On the Way to Attack” and even printed the ideal Order of Battle. (see photo above)

        Months ago, even AMAN, the Intelligence Directorate of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) concluded that Assad was not a fool to cross Obama’s chemical weapon ”red line”. So they came up with the concept of ”two entwined red lines”, the second line being the Syrian government ”losing control of its chemical weapons depots and production sites”. AMAN then proposed different strategies to Washington, from a no-fly zone to actually seizing the weapons (implying a ground attack).

        It’s now back to the number one option – air strikes on the chemical weapons depots. As if the US – and Israel – had up-to-the-minute intelligence on exactly where they are.

        The House of Saud had also telegraphed its wishes – after Prince Bandar bin Sultan, aka Bandar Bush, was appointed by King Abdullah as head of Saudi General Intelligence. Abdullah’s posture is explained by the fact of his mother and two of his wives coming from an influential, ultra-conservative Sunni tribe in Syria. As for Bandar Bush, he has more longevity than Rambo or the Terminator; he’s back in the same role he played in the 1980s Afghan jihad, when he was the go-to guy helping the CIA to weaponize president president Ronald Reagan’s ”freedom fighters”.

        Jordan – a fiction of a country totally dependent on the Saudis – was easily manipulated into becoming a ”secret” war operation center. And who’s in charge? No less than Bandar’s younger half-brother, and deputy national security adviser, Salman bin Sultan, also known as ”mini-Bandar”. Talk about an Arab version of Dr Evil and Mini Me.

 

Still, there are more CIA assets than Saudis in the Jordanian front.

         The importance of this report cannot be overstated enough. It was initially leaked to Lebanon’s Al-Safir newspaper. Here’s Bandar’s whole strategy, unveiled in his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, already reported by Asia Times Online. After trying – for four hours – to convince Putin to drop Syria, Bandar is adamant: ”There is no escape from the military option.”

 

Mix Kosovo with Libya and voila! 

         Former president Bill Clinton resurfaced with perfect timing to compare Obama’s options in Syria to Reagan’s jihad in Afghanistan. Bubba was right in terms of positioning Bandar’s role. But he must have inhaled something if he was thinking in terms of consequences – which include everything from the Taliban to that mythical entity, ”al-Qaeda”. Well, at least al-Qaeda is already active in Syria; they don’t need to invent it.

        As for that bunch of amateurs surrounding Obama – including R2P groupies such as Susan Rice and new Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, all of them liberal hawks – they are all suckers for Kosovo. Kosovo – with a Libya add-on – is being spun as the ideal model for Syria; R2P via (illegal) air strikes. Right on cue, the New York Times is already frantically parroting the idea.

        Facts are, of course, absent from the narrative – including the blowing up of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade (a remix in Syria with the Russian embassy?) and getting to the brink of a war with Russia.

         Syria has nothing to do with the Balkans. This is a civil war. Arguably the bulk of the Syrian urban population, not the country bumpkins, support Damascus – based on despicable ”rebel” behavior in places they control; and the absolute majority wants a political solution, as in the now near-totally torpedoed Geneva II conference.

        The Jordanian scheme – inundating southern Syria with heavily weaponized mercenaries – is a remix of what the CIA and the Saudis did to AfPak; and the only winner will be Jabhat al-Nusra jihadis. As for the Israeli solution for Obama – indiscriminate bombing of chemical weapons depots – it will certainly result in horrendous collateral damage, as in R2A killing even more civilians.

        The prospects remain grim. Damn another coalition of the willing; Washington already has the British and French poodles in the bag, and full support – in air-con safety – from the democratic Gulf Cooperation Council petro-monarchies, minion Jordan and nuclear power Israel. This is what passes for ”international community” in the newspeak age.

       The Brits are already heavily spinning that no UN Security Council resolution is needed; who cares if we do Iraq 2.0? For the War Party, the fact that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said Syrian ”rebels” could not promote US interests seems to be irrelevant.

        Washington already has what it takes for the Holy Tomahawks to start flying; 384 of them are already positioned in the Eastern Mediterranean. B-1 bombers can be deployed from Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. And bunker-busting bombs will certainly be part of the picture.

        What happens next requires concentric crystal balls – from Tomahawks to a barrage of air strikes to Special Ops commandos on the ground to a sustained air campaign lasting months. In his long interview to Izvestia, Assad gives the impression he thinks Obama is bluffing.

        What’s certain is that Syria won’t be a ”piece of cake” like Libya; even depleted on all fronts, Gaddafi resisted for eight long months after NATO started its humanitarian bombing. Syria has a weary but still strong army of 200,000; loads of Soviet and Russian weapons; very good antiaircraft systems; and full support from asymmetrical warfare experts Iran and Hezbollah. Not to mention Russia, which just needs to forward a few S-300 air defense batteries and relay solid intelligence.

         So get used to how international relations work in the age of newspeak. General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s army in Egypt can kill hundreds of his own people who were protesting against a military coup. Washington couldn’t care less – as in the coup that is not a coup and the bloodbath that is not a bloodbath.

         No one knows for sure what exactly happened in the chemical weapons saga near Damascus. But that’s the pretext for yet another American war – just a few days before a Group of 20 summit hosted by Putin in St Petersburg. Holy Tomahawk! R2A, here we go.

 

Damascus buildings evacuated ahead of reported Western strike

        President Bashar al-Assad’s forces appear to have evacuated most personnel from army and security command headquarters in central Damascus in preparation for a Western military strike, residents and opposition sources said on Wednesday, August 28, according to Reuters.

         U.S.-led air or missile strikes on Syria look all but certain after the United States and European and Middle Eastern allies blamed a suspected poison gas attack that killed hundreds in the city on Aug 21 on President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

         Army units stationed near the capital have confiscated several trailer trucks, apparently to transport heavy weaponry to alternative locations, though no significant movement of military hardware has been reported, possibly due to heavy fighting near major highways, one of the sources added.

        Among the buildings that have been partially evacuated are the General Staff Command Building on Umayyad Square, the nearby airforce command and the security compounds in the Western Kfar Souseh districts, residents of the area and a Free Syrian Army rebel source said.

         Syrian military authorities do not discuss troop movements publicly, and no government spokesman was available for comment.

          The General Staff building, one of the top military headquarters in the country, has been operating with reduced staffing since it was attacked by rebel bombs in September 2012. (HSH)

 

Bibliotheque:

1.      http://www.presstv.ir/

2.    http://rt.com/usa/us-military-syria-strike-111/

3.    Voice of Russia

4.    Asia Times via Information Clearing House

5.     http://www.panarmenian.net/

6.    http://muslimvillage.com/

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12 thoughts on “THE US MILITARY STRIKE AGAINST SYRIA COULD BE A REPETITION OF US-LED DEADLY OPERATIONS IN THE MIDEAST

  1. Barack Obama’s American ideals:
    “Hope is what led a band of colonists to rise up against an empire; what led the greatest of generations to free a continent and heal a nation; what led young women and young men to sit at lunch counters and brave fire hoses and march through Selma and Montgomery for freedom’s cause. Hope is what led me here today–with a father from Kenya, a mother from Kansas; and a story that could only happen in the United States of America. Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us; by all those men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is; who have courage to remake the world as it should be.” – BARACK OBAMA, speech, Jan. 3, 2008.

    ”The promotion of human rights cannot be about exhortation alone. At times, it must be coupled with painstaking diplomacy. I know that engagement with repressive regimes lacks the satisfying purity of indignation. But I also know that sanctions without outreach — condemnation without discussion — can carry forward only a crippling status quo. No repressive regime can move down a new path unless it has the choice of an open door.” – BARACK OBAMA, Nobel Lecture, Dec. 10, 2009

    The reality:
    It seems that Barack Obama has now already forgotten his roots that makes his situation is worse than merely a Zionist puppet. Had he not forgotten his roots, this Afro-American president would still have some empathy toward the Zionist and Imperialist oppressed people like Libyans, Bahrainis, Yemenis, Palestinians, Africans, Iraqis, Afghans and Pakistanis.

    I am very sorry for the Africans who mostly experienced being oppressed and many of them also being tortured inhumanely by Western imperialists and colonialists and now it seems their sufferings are also simply being forgotten by their westernized new generation. Some of the new African generation who have become leaders especially in the west – they even themselves become oppressors!

    • Barack Obama, the other US leaders and the US-led western leaders serve the Zionist Israel day and night!
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      “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

      “You can help us or we ‘will overthrow the world’.” – Chaim Weizmann, first president of the State of Israel.

      READ THESE VERSES OF THE TALMUD:

      Baba Mezia, 114b “The Jews are called human beings, but the non-Jews are not humans. They are beasts.”

      Nidrasch Talpioth, p. 225-L: “Jehovah created the non-Jew in human form so that the Jew would not have to be served by beasts. The non-Jew is consequently an animal in human form, and condemned to serve the Jew day and night.”

      Midrasch Talpioth (fol. 225d): “God created them [Jews] in the form of men for the glory of Israel . But Akum were created for the sole end of ministering unto them [the Jews] day and night. Nor can they ever be relieved from this service. It is becoming to the son of a king [an Israelite] that animals in their natural form, and animals in the form of human beings should minister unto him.”

      Facts speak for themselves correctly and objectively that the Israelis through the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) lobbyists could bully American leaders and Congressmen to support and finance Israeli actions in the occupied lands as well as support its political interests worldwide, while American leaders and the congressmen could not be brave enough to stand up against the Israelis bullying!!

      “Who will ever suspect then that ALL THESE PEOPLES WERE STAGE-MANAGED BY US ACCORDING TO A POLITICAL PLAN WHICH NO ONE HAS SO MUCH AS GUESSED AT IN THE COURSE OF MANY CENTURIES?” Protocol of the Elders of Zion —13, para 6 http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/przion1.htm

      • Rapper Lupe Fiasco: Obama’s the Real Terrorist
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        Conservatives slammed President Obama for hosting Chicago rapper Common at the White House. Now Obama is taking criticism from a different Chicago rapper. “To me, the biggest terrorist is Obama, and the United States of America,” Lupe Fiasco told CBS in an interview noted by the Huffington Post. “I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s actually causing the other forms of terrorism.” He said “the root cause of terrorism” includes “the foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists.”

        Fiasco added that he doesn’t vote because to do so would mean endorsing all of a politician’s actions. That’s something he refuses to do for presidential candidates because “I don’t want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere.” Fiasco has previously criticized Obama in song for not condemning Israel’s bombings of Gaza Strip civilians. Another Fiasco tune, “American Terrorist,” compares moments in US history to terrorist attacks.

        A few weeks ago, the political right criticized President Barack Obama for having Common, a Chicago-native rapper, to the White House for a poetry reading.

        Now, the situation’s turned on its head, as a Chicago rapper is attacking the President for being too far right in his foreign policy.

        In an interview on “What’s Trending,” a CBS News video segment, Lupe Fiasco — a rapper known for his socially conscious and politically charged lyrics — had some harsh words for the president.

        “In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama, and the United States of America,” Lupe told host Shira Lazar. (Scroll down to watch the interview.) He went on to explain the comment:

        “I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s actually causing the other forms of terrorism. You know, the root cause of terrorism is the stuff that the U.S. government allows to happen, and the foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists. And it’s easy for us because it’s just some oil.”

        The remarks echo the lyrics of Lupe’s song, “American Terrorist,” from his 2006 release Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor. In the song, he likens episodes from American history to terrorist attacks: “We came through the storm / nooses on our necks / and a smallpox blanket to keep us warm / On a 747 on the Pentagon lawn / Wake up, the alarm clock is connected to a bomb / Anthrax lab on a West Virginia farm / Shorty ain’t learned to walk already heavily armed…”

        And he had criticized Obama in a recent single, “Words I Never Said,” for refusing to speak out against Israeli bombings of civilians in the Gaza Strip.

        Lupe, born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, is an observant Muslim who originally disdained hip-hop for its use of vulgarity and degradation of women. He still doesn’t use drugs, drink alcohol, or behave wantonly. In fact, he’s long been a leader in philanthropy in the hip-hop community, including working with a clean water initiative and releasing a charity single for victims of the Haiti earthquake.

        He followed up his comments about terrorism by explaining why he doesn’t vote, saying that casting a ballot for a politician for him is an endorsement of everything that person does. He won’t do that for any presidential candidates because “I don’t want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere,” he said.

    • BLACK AMERICAN PRESIDENT VS HELPLESS BROWN PEOPLE

      Sadly, Barack Obama, the first black president, lacks the courage to stand up to the retro-grade Republicans; but will thump his chest and waste more innocent live, trying to look tough abroad. It would be funny if not for the pain and suffering inflicted on the helpless brown people of the world. A nation founded on genocide and slavery, I suppose, was bound to come to this.

  2. UK MPs REJECT MILITARY ACTION AGAINST SYRIA
    David Cameron
    British Prime Minister David Cameron and his coalition government failed to pass a motion and lost a vital parliamentary vote endorsing military action against Syria. Motion was defeated by 285 to 272 votes, ruling out London’s involvement in any US-led strikes against Damascus.

    Thursday evening’s vote was nonbinding, but in practice the rejection of military strikes means Cameron’s hands are tied.

    British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said that Britain would not take part in any military action.”I hoped we would carry the argument but we understand there is a deep well of suspicion about involvement in the Middle East,” Hammond told a UK news channel.

    The United States, a key ally, would be disappointed that Britain “will not be involved,” he added, but said: “I don’t expect that the lack of British participation will stop any action.”

    It was a stunning defeat for a government which had seemed days away from joining the US in possible attacks to punish President Bashar al-Assad’s regime over an alleged chemical weapons attack.

    Despite the outcome of the vote, the US said it would “continue to consult” with London, “one of our closest allies and friends”.

    “President Obama’s decision-making will be guided by what is in the best interests of the United States,” a White House statement said.

    It added that Obama “believes that there are core interests at stake for the United States and that countries who violate international norms regarding chemical weapons need to be held accountable”.

    In a terse statement to parliament, Cameron said it was clear to him that the British people did not want to see military action.

    He conceded after the vote that “the British parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action”. The prime minister said while he believes in a “tough response” to the use of chemical weapons, he would respect, and not override, the will of the House of Commons.

    Al Jazeera’s James Bays, reporting from the UN headquarters in New York, said Cameron “is allowed under British law to ignore parliament”. “But that means if the British are to be involved in this they need another vote,” he said.

    At the start of the week, Cameron had seemed ready to join Washington in possible military action against Assad over the alleged chemical weapons attack.

    But the push for strikes against the Syrian regime began to lose momentum as Britain’s Labour Party announced its opposition to the move.

    A defeat

    Cameron gave concessions, promising to give the UN inspectors time to report back to the UN Security Council and to do his outmost to secure a resolution there.

    He also promised to give lawmakers a second vote in a bid to assuage fears that Britain was being rushed into an attack on Assad.

    In the end, it was not enough to dispel lingering suspicions that what was billed as a limited campaign would turn into an Iraq-style quagmire.

    Tony Travers, the director of the government department at the London School of Economics, said Cameron had clearly miscalculated when he brought parliament back early from its summer recess.

    He said the move had been unpopular even within Cameron’s Conservative Party. “Clearly this will be seen as a defeat, it suggests he got the politics wrong, both with the opposition and with some members of his own party,” Travers said.

    “It’s not great, it’s not brilliant, nor is it the end of the world for him. He’s lost votes before. It doesn’t necessarily stop them taking further action, but they are going to have to start again really.”

    He said there was “not a lot” of public support for British military activity in Syria.

    Washington and its allies say the denial is not credible.

    Obama administration officials on Thursday told a group of US lawmakers in a conference call that “it is beyond a doubt that chemical weapons were used, and used intentionally by the Assad regime,” said Eliot Engel, the senior Democratic member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

    Engel said the officials cited evidence including “intercepted communications from high-level Syrian officials”.

  3. MORSI REJECTS THREE US DEMANDS TO SUPPORT STRIKE AGAINST SYRIA
    Dr. Salah Sultan
    Egyptian scholar Dr Salah Sultan has revealed that ousted President Mohamed Morsi refused three requests from US Secretary of State John Kerry to support an American strike against Syria.

    “President Morsi told me directly in June that he had refused three requests from John Kerry for an American strike on Syria which was intended to protect Israel,” he said.
    The scholar stressed his belief that the plans to attack Syria are all about US and Israeli interests: “They are nothing to do with moral principles by any stretch of the imagination.”

    “President Morsi surmised that a strike would affect both the Syrian army and the people,” said Sultan. “They fear the success of the resistance in case its fighters seize regime weapons and threaten Israel.”

    He pointed out that over the past two and a half years more than 200,000 Syrians have been killed, nearly a million have been wounded and three million have sought refuge outside Syria, in addition to the displacement of seven million within the country. Why, he wondered, is Syria suddenly getting all of this attention?

    “I believe that Morsi’s refusal to sanction such an attack, along with his declaration in Cairo before millions of young people that jihad in Syria is the right path and there is no place for Hezbollah there, accelerated the plans for the coup which overthrew him.” The expulsion of the Syrian ambassador and Morsi’s warning to Iran also have to be taken into account said the academic.

    Sultan noted that the Egyptian army’s crackdown on anti-coup opponents and the massacres have not prompted the same sort of outcry which the gas attack in Syria has. That, he suggests, is because the Israelis are calling the shots. Chaos and the killing of Islamists in Egypt suits the Israeli agenda, as does the continuation and escalation of the conflict in Syria, which would surely happen if an attack takes place. “Israeli security is the main aim, as is the protection of Assad the Butcher, their loyal man in Damascus.”

    He referred to the statement made by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, on August 20th: “If we wanted, meaning close allies America and Saudi Arabia, to overthrow the Assad regime, we could have done this within a week.”

    Drawing attention to the fact that the focus on Syria now diverts world attention from the bloody coup in Egypt, Dr Sultan called for action against the US and Israel and their Arab allies who will foot the bill for the destruction and fragmentation of non-compliant Arab states.

  4. ALJAZEERA AND REUTERS PUBLISH NEWS OF THE GHOUTA MASSACRE ‘ONE DAY’ BEFORE IT HAPPENED
    Breaking News
    The media reports had it that Qatar’s Al Jazeera TV and Reuters news agency published the news of massacre in East Ghouta, Damascus “one day” before the massacre happened.

    According to the reports tens of videos were uploaded before foreign-backed army announced and accused the Syrian government of conducting chemical attacks on its own people.

    Those evidences show the massacred, including women and children, then recorded and uploaded the scenes to deceive the world’s public opinion, but they did so hurriedly and gave themselves up.

    The question here is why the Syrian government and its army should have committed such a heinous mass murder using chemical weapons when the United Nations inspectors are visiting the country to investigate the use of such weapons?

    The foreign-backed army and mercenaries hired by certain regional countries are making up those allegations against the popular government of President Bashar al Assad to invoke a foreign armed intervention in Syria the same as what they did in Libya.

    Qatar’s Al Jazeera TV published the news of the alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian army, citing unknown activists as its source.

    A website also uploaded videos of the alleged attacks and wrote that “Baath Regime used chemical weapons in East Ghouta, Damascus, Jobar, Ain Tarma, Zamalka, Western Ghouta, Muaddamiyah around 03: 30 am.”.

    At the same time, one of Youtube account ‘SHAMSNN’ swiftly uploaded tens of videos between 03: 00 and 04: 00 am, 20 August. The same people behind all these scenarios accused the government of Syria and its army of carrying out chemical attacks on 21 August.

    Now, even if the chemical attacks had happened at 03:30 on 20 August, it’s not possible to film the scenes and upload tens of videos of these heinous crimes with the best quality pictures.

    Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi highlighted certain countries’ hostile stance towards his country telling the world that a media and political campaign of lies is being circulated by certain Arab and foreign media outlets including al-Jazeera, al-Arabiya, Sky News and others which are involved in the shedding of Syrian blood and supporting opposition, with the objective of distracting the UN committee of inspectors of its mission to investigate which party to the conflict has used chemical weapons.

    “The cries of terrorists and their calls for aid accompany the fact that the Armed Forces are advancing on the ground, and also accompany the fabricated campaign waged by some channels in desperate bid to imbue false morale in the armed terrorist groups,” he said.

    Omran al-Zoubi described the support by some Arabs and the so-called Arab League for these allegations as ridiculous, naïve and illogical.

  5. Galloway: Why doesn’t the U.S. publish Syria evidence?

    Any possibility of British involvement in a military campaign in Syria has been effectively ruled out after British lawmakers voted down the prospect in parliament, costing the US the nation’s closest ally in a potential strike. British MP George Galloway joins RT to talk more on brewing international tensions over Syria.

  6. A U.S. F-22 Raptor jet crashed above the sky of northern Jordan.

    US F-22 Raptor shot down by Syria?
    Thanks to Doreid Mohamad for this post
    (translated from arab to italian and then from italian to english, sorry if there are errors)

    According to the Oklahoman newspaper Post, citing U.S. military sources that the F-22 Raptor crashed in the north of Jordan, sources tell about the possibility of shoot down the F-22 Raptor aircraft by a Syrian missile Syrian everything and happened near the Syrian border, while a military expert John Blu Reed told the newspaper that the shoot down of the F-22 Raptor confirmation that Syria has a defense system updated the S-300, S 400 missiles or rockets, l ‘U.S. expert also stated that U.S. relations – Russia will be even more strained if it is confirmed that Russia has provided to Syria missiles S 400.On the other hand according to reports from the United States, according to the Los Angeles Times of America, the Syrian defense forces have shot down four missiles launched by the Americans type Tomahawk, sources tell us that it was the defense systems (Bentsr 1) anti-aircraft missiles that have made that American missiles struck, and centered in the middle, the sources of Washington state that four missiles were launched to test the degree of defense of the Syrian forces, the sources have also confirmed that one of the main reasons in stopping aggression against Syria is the overthrow of the American F-22 Raptor crashed yesterday in the north of Jordan, also also deal with the part of the Syrian air defense missiles to the four Tomahok, daa remember that Jordan is still home to its territory five F-22, and this was one of the main reasons to postpone the trial of aggression against Syria.

  7. US Congress divided on Syria despite administration case for action
    by Michael Bowman
    Source: voanews.com

    Congress divided

    U.S. lawmakers say they are far from unified on whether to vote for military strikes against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Legislators spoke after receiving a classified briefing on Syria from administration officials.

    The full Congress does not return from recess until September 9. But several dozen lawmakers scrambled to get to Washington in time for Sunday’s closed-door briefing at the Capitol, in which the administration presented its case for intervention in Syria.

    Afterwards, several lawmakers said they are convinced that chemical weapons were used. But questions remain, according to Democratic Congresswoman Janice Hahn. “Is this a reason to go to war? What are the objectives of going to war? What authorization are we actually giving our president?”

    Hahn said the United States should not have to act alone. “Where is the international community,” she said, “if this is such an outrage, if this is so abhorrent to everyone?”

    Republican Congressman Scott Rigell praised the president’s decision to seek congressional approval, but said he is a “no” vote for now. “I am a ‘no’ because the clarity of where all of this goes, the definition of accomplishing the mission – that is still unclear to me,” he said.

    By contrast, Democratic Representative Sandy Levin backs military intervention in Syria. “I have confidence that members of Congress will step up to the plate [vote yes]. Because if we do nothing, it sends a very wrong message,” he said.

    On Saturday, President Obama said he does not need Congress’ permission to order a strike, but nevertheless wants the backing of the nation’s representatives in Washington.

    Before Sunday’s classified briefing, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on multiple U.S. television programs to present what the administration has learned about last month’s deadly attacks on civilians in and around Damascus.

    “Hair and blood samples that have come to us from individuals who were engaged as first responders in east Damascus – I can report to you today they have tested positive for signatures of sarin (the deadly nerve gas),” he said.

    Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Kerry defended Obama’s decision to seek congressional approval for military action. “We do not lose anything. We actually gain. And what we gain is the legitimacy of the full-throated response of the Congress of the United States and the president acting together after our democratic process has worked properly,” he said.

    Kerry said U.S. inaction would have the effect of “granting impunity to a ruthless dictator to continue to gas his people.”

  8. THE US STRIKE ON SYRIA WITHOUT UN SUPPORT WOULD BE A WAR CRIME REGARDLESS OF CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL
    Naom Chomsky

    WASHINGTON — A U.S.-led attack on Syria without United Nations support would be a war crime regardless of congressional approval, Noam Chomsky, the antiwar activist and author, said in response to President Barack Obama’s announcement that he would seek Hill approval.

    “As international support for Obama’s decision to attack Syria has collapsed, along with the credibility of government claims, the administration has fallen back on a standard pretext for war crimes when all else fails: the credibility of the threats of the self-designated policeman of the world,” Chomsky told HuffPost in an email.

    Chomsky recently traveled to the region to learn more about the Syria crisis, and his comments there led some to believe he was open to military intervention if negotiations failed to produce peace. “I believe you should choose the negotiating track first, and should you fail, then moving to the second option” — backing the rebels — “becomes more acceptable,” he said.

    But his comments to HuffPost indicate that he remains opposed to any military action that came without U.N. approval.

    “[T]hat aggression without UN authorization would be a war crime, a very serious one, is quite clear, despite tortured efforts to invoke other crimes as precedents,” he added.

    Liberals more associated with the establishment than Chomsky, who have nevertheless tended to be critical of the president’s foreign policy, cheered his decision to involve Congress as a step away from an increasingly imperial presidency and toward more democratic accountability of war making.

    Chomsky upended the field of linguistics with a devastating critique of B.F. Skinner in 1959 that changed the way people think about human cognitive development. He has led a parallel career as a leading anarcho-syndicalist author, historian and activist.

  9. USS NIMITZ AIRCRAFT CARRIER MOVES INTO RED SEA
    by: panarmenian.net

    USS Nimitz
    The USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and four other ships in its strike group moved into the Red Sea early on Monday, Sept 2, U.S. defense officials said, describing the move as “prudent planning” in case the ships are needed for military action against Syria, Reuters reported.

    The officials said the Nimitz entered the Red Sea around 6 am EDT, but the strike group had not received any orders to move into the Mediterranean, where five U.S. destroyers and an amphibious ship remain poised for possible cruise missile strikes against Syria.

    The nuclear-powered Nimitz is accompanied by the Princeton, a cruiser, and three destroyers – the William P. Lawrence, Stockdale and Shoup, the officials said.

    They said there had been no change regarding six U.S. Navy ships now in the eastern Mediterranean, but military planners were reassessing the situation given a delay in the cruise missile strikes that had been expected this past weekend, according to Reuters.

    Meanwhile, China warned Washington against taking unilateral action on Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians. “China is firmly opposed to the use of chemical weapons by any party in Syria and expresses serious concern about certain countries’ preparation for unilateral military action,” a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman was quoted as saying by the state-run Xinhua news agency during a daily briefing.

    The speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament, Valentina Matvienko said the lawmakers will call on the U.S. Congress not to approve the Syria strikes. “I think if we manage to establish a dialogue with our partners in the U.S. Congress … we could possibly better understand each other, and we hope that the U.S. Congress will occupy a balanced position in the end and, without strong arguments in place … will not support the proposal on use of force in Syria,” she said, according to Reuters.

    NATO’s chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday he is convinced that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its people and insists “a strong reaction is needed to show dictators around the world that such weapons cannot be used with impunity.”

    According to The Associated Press, he said that the alliance would remain a strong defender of Turkey in case the member state was attacked as part of the Syria crisis, and NATO would remain a forum for allies to consult about action. He says that, at the moment, he does not see an additional NATO role.

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday backed off imminent strikes by five destroyers off the coast of Syria until Congress had time to vote its approval. Defense officials said the delay gave them more time to reassess which ships and other weapons will be kept in the region – and whether some may be allowed to leave. Congress returns to Washington September 9.

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