Arkiv för juli, 2012

31 jul

Vad är detta!? Ett inslag på Ekot idag som i huvudsak för fram budskapet att Syriens president Al-Assad har starkt stöd. Och också idag, en artikel i DN – Johan Croneman: Det går att göra journalistik så enkel att ­ingen förstår – om att den svenska mediabilden är alltför ensidig och förenklad när det gäller Syrien! Är det ett försök att reparera propaganda-apparaten hjälpligt? Att ta ett litet steg närmare sanningen därför att man är rädda att man gått för långt och riskerar att tappa all trovärdighet? Att något avgörande inträffat, som att den onda kärnan av styrande i västs dolda skuggregering skulle ha tvingats bort eller liknande gör man nog klokt i att inte räkna med i första taget. Och särskilt inte efter dagens uttalande av USA’s försvarsminister Panetta – ‘Assad better get the hell out’ – Panetta US Defense Sec. Leon Panetta has advice for Syria’s President Assad: “If you want to be able to protect yourself and your family, you’d better get the hell out now.”
Den mannen borde naturligtvis arresteras omedelbart för de uttalandena!
Leon Panetta Threatens the Family of Assad

Threatening the lives of national leaders is almost commonplace with American politicians,but threatening the lives of their families is beyond reprehensible…

Webster Tarpley – ‘UN reduced to tool for attacks on Syria’ – intervjun finns utskiven som text

Press TV – Turkey’s Hatay Province, Mossad, CIA spy hub: Turkish MP

A member of Turkey’s parliament says the country’s Hatay Province on the border with Syria has become a hub for swarms of CIA and Mossad spies moving into Syria freely.

Syria Under Attack by the Mind Managers: The Dark Satanic Mills of Propaganda

Susanne Posel – ”Free Syrian Army” is Al Qaeda: WikiLeaks Propaganda About Chemical Weapons in Syria

Shamus Cooke – The Next Stage in the Destruction of Syria

”According to the latest opinion poll commissioned by The Doha Debates, Syrians are more supportive of their president with 55% not wanting him to resign.” (January 2, 2012).
This should be of zero surprise. Syrians have seen Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya destroyed by U.S.-style ”liberation.” Americans should know better too — and many do — regardless of their media’s blatantly criminal behavior.
The United States is using a strategy in Syria that has been perfected over the years, starting with Afghanistan (in the 1980’s) Yugoslavia, and most recently in Libya: arming small paramilitary groups loyal to U.S. interests that attack the targeted government — including terrorist bombings — and when the attacked government defends itself, the U.S. cries ”genocide” or ”mass murder,” while calling for foreign military intervention.

Sharmine Narwani – Debate on Syria: Chemical Weapons, Foreign Intervention, Regime Change and More… Wednesday, Jul 25 2012
Participants in the Voice of Russia (UK) radio discussion on Syria included Jonathan Steele, Guardian columnist, foreign correspondent and author; Nadim Shehadi, Associate fellow of the Middle East and North Africa programme for Chatham House, London; Gumer Isaev, head of the St Petersburg Centre for Modern Middle East studies – and myself.

The discussion was broad, but focused largely on recent events inside the country: armed clashes in the major cities, Syria’s chemical weapons cache, foreign intervention, the militarization of the conflict, use of information warfare to create perceptions, regime change and even whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad still enjoys popularity.
Click here to hear the full debate.

Syria experiencing relative peace

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30 jul

Den nye ledaren för FN-observatörerna i Syrien, Babacar Gaye.
At a press conference in the Syrian capital, Damascus later in the day Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye, who took over the leadership of UNSMIS last week following the departure of Major-General Robert Mood, expressed his deep concern by the ongoing violence ”from both sides”.

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Senior Military Officer from Aleppo: We are fighting the whole world in Salah Al Din. So far the bodies of fighters from Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Iraq, Jordan and Palestine. But we steadily move forward and prepare our people’s for the crucial victory.

Michael Chossudovsky på Russia Today

Michael Chossudovsky – Humanitarian Military Intervention in Syria? Who is Behind the Atrocities?

Whereas the government bears a burden of responsibility pertaining to the conduct of its military operations in urban areas directed against the rebels, the gruesome human rights record of the US-NATO supported ”Free Syrian Army” (FSA) is unequivocal. Amply documented, the killings of innocent civilians were not carried by the government but, quite deliberately, by the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
These killings were implemented as part of a diabolical intelligence operation, which consisted in blaming the Syrian government for the atrocities committed by rebel forces.

Michael Chossudovsky på Press TV, Obama, Panetta responsible for ongoing violence in Syrian

When the truth finally surfaces, it is not President Bashar al-Assad who should be held responsible but precisely the Obama administration and Leon Panetta. These are threats directed against a sovereign country.”

UK spy disguised as foreign journalist in Aleppo: Syrian media

Syrian media have revealed that a British woman spy working for the country’s intelligence services is operating in the Syrian city of Aleppo under the guise of a foreign journalist.
A Syrian news agency, Dam Press, has revealed that a British woman spy known as “Mary” among Syria’s armed rebels is now operating in Aleppo after conducting operations in Idlib, a city in northwestern Syria.

Nytt exempel på den kreativitet som används för att skapa propagandanyheter, Syrian Destabilization Campaign: Kronen Zeitung Photoshop Propaganda

Remember when the BBC ran a photo taken in Iraq and claimed it was all the little kids killed in the Houla Massacre (which was actually committed by the “Free Syrian Army” by the way)? Remember “Syrian Danny” or the “Gay Girl from Damascus“? Remember those little pro-regime change psyops?
Well, thanks to a head’s up from one of my readers, we have a new bit of disinformation to add to the growing list of efforts made by the international complicit press to demonize the Assad government in Syria. A paper in Austria has taken an image from Homs and Photoshopped a family onto it and now they claim it’s from Aleppo.

Syrian army clears two Aleppo districts of armed gangs

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29 jul

Christoph R. Hörstel – US foreign policy adventurism approaching an all-time high (Op-Ed)

Whenever the US warns there is an imminent danger of violence, even of a massacre or atrocities, it pays to take notice. Such predictions seem to have an almost uncanny knack of turning out to be accurate. So recent US “concerns” could mean bad news.

a retired senior officer of the Egyptian army residing in Tunisia appears to have been functional in completing training for US-guided mercenaries and “Al-Qaeda” personnel since 2009. In the same year, the first advance parties of US agents arrived in Turkey to get acquainted with the area and its people. This information was obtained by Syrian officers from the not-so-small number of captured foreign fighters. Their various ID cards from Turkey, Libya, Lebanon and Jordan, among others, have been presented in many TV reports.
About the hundreds of armed but non-uniformed personnel crossing freely, uncounted and unchecked, into Syria across all borders in March 2011 the defected correspondents of Al-Jazeera – among others – have amply spoken out.
Since an operation of this size does not appear to be set up on an ad-hoc basis – nor could it be – it is no wonder that those well-versed in the history of the thought and planning of US foreign policy know that Syria scenarios are more than 100 years old and include complete re-drawings of the regional political map.

Webster Tarpley förekommer i föregående inlägg men lyssna gärna på en längre utläggning om Syrien i hans veckorapport, 28 juli, som kan laddas ner som mp3 – HÄR

What is really happening in Damascus and Aleppo Syria, Thierry Meyssan speaks of the death toll amongst terrorists in Damascus and how gives us an insight on what is going on in Aleppo

Scott Creighton – Syrian Destabilization Campaign: Another Massacre While Olympics Distract?

Remember the Olympics in China back in 2008? Georgia’s President Saakashvili launched an attack on South Ossetia while the world was busy watching the opening ceremonies. In the process they killed hundreds of people and quite a few Russian peace-keepers. Our “news’ didn’t pay any attention to our puppet Saakashvili bombing Ossetian civilians and peace keepers, they just got focused on it after Russia and South Ossetia retaliated.

While the main stream corporatist media outlets are busy spinning up more ridiculous “activists say” journalism (see here and here for starters), thinking people are worried that the distraction caused by the Olympic games may just provide the imperialist NATO raiders just enough cover for them to try yet another massacre-marketing strategy move in Syria.

voltairenet.org – Syria reportedly eliminated Bandar bin Sultan in retaliation for Damascus bombing

Rick Rozoff – US CAMPAIGN AGAINST SYRIA YEARS IN THE MAKING

cnn.com – Libya rebels move onto Syrian battlefield

Afshin Rattansi på Russia Today

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28 jul

Webster Tarpley, US-backed gangs doomed to fail in Syria, från Press TV men jag har bara länk till facebook ännu

I think the big development of the last week or so is this landmark statement by Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov that the United States policy is to justify terrorism. The US justifies terrorism and says Lavrov the US negotiating pasture from Susan Rice at the United Nations is essentially the United States will continue to support terrorism until the Security Council does what the US and NATO want and Lavrov deplored that position.
This is a very important moment I think in terms of clarifying what is going on. It seems to me now that it would be in order to follow up on that some kind of resolution in the Security Council or the General Assembly at the very least, condemning the United States for supporting terrorism in the person of al-Qaeda as you mentioned before.
This has now gone so far that a whole country is in crisis in Europe and it is Germany as your account mentioned the BND, the Bundesnachrichtendienst has pointed to the overwhelming presence of al-Qaeda and you have got the Frankfurter Allgemeine, Die Welt and Bild-Zeitung, one of the biggest tabloids in Europe, all of them are taking I think important steps to show that the massacres in Syria are actually the handiwork of the anti-Assad forces, that is not the army and Assad who are doing these killings but it is the opposition and they do it with the desire to provoke a foreign intervention

reuters.com – Exclusive: Secret Turkish nerve center leads aid to Syria rebels

Turkey has set up a secret base with allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar to direct vital military and communications aid to Syria’s rebels from a city near the border, Gulf sources have told Reuters.
News of the clandestine Middle East-run ”nerve centre” working to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad underlines the extent to which Western powers – who played a key role in unseating Muammar Gaddafi in Libya – have avoided military involvement so far in Syria.
”It’s the Turks who are militarily controlling it. Turkey is the main co-ordinator/facilitator. Think of a triangle, with Turkey at the top and Saudi Arabia and Qatar at the bottom,” said a Doha-based source.
”The Americans are very hands-off on this. U.S. intel(ligence) are working through middlemen. Middlemen are controlling access to weapons and routes.”

Press TV – Damascus alleged use of WMDs against people, pretext to attack Syria: Lawmaker

“The West seeks to provide the pretext for a military attack on Syria by propagating that the [Arab] country intends to use weapons of mass destruction,”

Christof Lehmann – Syrian Government and Military reclaim Sovereignty and liberate civilians throughout the Country

After months of Syrian, Russian and Chinese diplomatic initiatives have failed to stop the anti Syrian coalitions massive financial, and military support of a wide variety of state sponsored terrorist organizations which are either branded euphemistically as “Free Syrian Army” or as “Al Qaeda Terrorists” when their utility is to argue for the protection of civilians, the Syrian government and military have taken up the responsibility to reestablish national sovereignty, security for civilians and the rule of law in areas that were held by the Western-Backed Terror Consortium. Western Media cry wolf, reporting about a massive military operation. In fact, the Syrian counter insurgency strategy is as effective as it is a de-escalation strategy, more humane than any international body of law would recommend.

proletaren.se, 26 juli – Syrierna om striderna i Damaskus

– Jag betvivlar att den så kallade Fria syriska armén skulle kunna utföra en sådan attack själv. Allt pekar på israeliska Mossad och CIA.
Det säger Jacob Chabo, universitetslärare från kuststaden Latakia, apropå förra veckans terrordåd i Damaskus då bland andra försvarsministern dödades.
Jacob Chabo menar att den väpnade oppositionen förlorat stöd.
– Det gäller även bland de som varit tveksamma till att stödja president Assad. För folket står det nu klart att den så kallade Fria syriska armén består av legosoldater, arabiska islamister och al-Qaidaanhängare.

proletaren.se, 25 juli – Syrien och krigspropagandan

Syria: A Small-Scale World War – Se och hörvärd! Befriande klarspråk.

Syrian crisis: Impact on neighboring states

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27 jul

Återigen finns det anledning att varna för en false flag-attack med kemiska vapen.
WARNING: Terrorists in Aleppo wearing gas masks

Tony Cartalucci – Syrians: NATO-backed Militants Seen Donning Gas Masks, Reports of Libyan chemical weapons brought in through Turkey, caches discovered in Damascus point to possible false flag.

For a Western media so fond of reporting ”activist” accounts, rumors, and even fabrications, and with all the talk of an impending ”massacre” in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, reports of so-called ”Free Syrian Army” militants seen trying on gas masks, along with reports of Libyan chemical weapon caches & equipment being discovered in Damascus is surely headline news.

Many Syrians and outside observers alike, fear that militants may deploy chemical weapons in one or more locations around Syria, creating a mass-casualty event to subsequently be blamed on the government by a coordinated Western media disinformation campaign.

Russia says violence in Syria makes calls for humanitarian corridors impossible

German intel.: Qaeda behind terror in Syria

The German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) has revealed that al-Qaeda is responsible for numerous terrorist attacks in Syria, including the Houla massacre.
The BND estimates that al-Qaeda has carried out “about 90 terrorist attacks” in Syria between late last December and early July, German daily Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote in an article on July 16.
The revelation was made public by the German government in response to a parliamentary question.
The German government also confirmed that it had received numerous reports from the BND on al-Qaeda’s involvement in the May 25 massacre in the Syrian town of Houla in the central province of Homs, in which 108 people, including dozens of children and women, were killed execution-style.
However, the German government stated that the reports were supposed to remain classified ”by reason of national interest.”

‘Al-Qaeda ”army” presence in Syria much higher than officials say’, RT talks to government consultant Christoph Hoerstel, who’s been to Syria recently

Michel Chossudovsky – The US-NATO War on Syria: Western Naval Forces Confront Russia Off the Syrian Coastline?

War propaganda, namely media lies, constitutes the most powerful instrument of warfare.
Without media disinformation, the US-NATO led war agenda would collapse like a deck of cards. The legitimacy of the war criminals in high office would be broken.
It is therefore essential to disarm not only the mainstream media but also a segment of the self proclaimed ”progressive” alternative media, which has provided legitimacy to NATO’s ”Responsibility to protect” (R2P) mandate, largely with a view to dismantling the antiwar movement.
The road to Tehran goes through Damascus. A US-NATO sponsored war on Iran would involve, as a first step, the destabilization of Syria as a nation state. Military planning pertaining to Syria is an integral part of the war on Iran agenda.
A war on Syria could evolve towards a US-NATO military campaign directed against Iran, in which Turkey and Israel would be directly involved.
It is crucial to spread the word and break the channels of media disinformation.
A critical and unbiased understanding of what is happening in Syria is of crucial importance in reversing the tide of military escalation towards a broader regional war.
Our objective is ultimately to dismantle the US-NATO-Israeli military arsenal and restore World Peace.

US bent on destabilizing political process in Syria, Press TV has conducted an interview with Mr. Issa al-Chaer, Syrian Social Club, London

Al-Chaer: It is very, very important that we have an international acknowledgment of the Western intervention because at the end of the day we have to look at it as public opinion we need to gain. And as you can see this war on Syria is actually led by four types of categories, which are: a media war, a logistic war, an economic and political war.

Syrian mother-superior urges West: stop arming rebels

The leader of a Catholic women’s religious community near the embattled Syrian city of Homs has appealed to Western nations to stop arming Syrian rebels.

Webster Tarpley – Syria defeats NATO’s swarming terrorists

Paul Craig Roberts – Syria: Washington’s Latest War Crime

Bulgarian citizens show support for Russia’s stance on Syria

William Engdahl’s senaste artikel översatt till svenska – Putins schackspel med Washington

Insatserna i detta geopolitiska schackspel är ingenting mindre än överlevnad, i första hand för Syrien som en suverän nation, oavsett dess brister och defekter. Vidare handlar det ytterst om Irans, Rysslands och Kinas överlevnad som suveräna nationer tillsammans med de andra, BRIC-länderna Brasilien, Indien och Sydafrika. På längre sikt gäller det frågan om överlevnad för civilisationen som vi känner den och undvikande av ett världskrig som skulle decimera världens befolkning inte med tiotals miljoner som för sjuttio år sedan, utan troligen denna gång med miljarder.

En svensk-syrier, Hammam Al Rabi, på besök i Syrien skriver – Sista veckan (?)

Veckan fortsatte sedan med att EU bestämt sig för att göra fler sanktioner mot Syrien, vilket direkt drabbar mig som resenärer. Till att börja med så är mina tillgångar i Sverige ”frysta”, vilket kort innebär att mitt Visa kreditkort inte fungerar längre. Inte nog med det, så har EU beslutat att alla flygavgångar till och från Syrien ska stoppas, enligt ett flertal arabiska tvkanaler. När detta ska ske är oklart. Enligt det syriska flygbolaget jag åker med så är min hemresa i riskzonen.

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26 jul

Ballots, Not Bullets: ‘Syrians want peace, rebels want blood’, Activist Haitham Alsibahie, feels the violence by the opposition fighters is making it impossible to find a political solution

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25 jul

Hype over Syria chemicals ‘deja-vu & old Pentagon scenario to oust regime’ – F William Engdahl

US justifies terrorism against Syria: Russiavideo

Russia has censured the United States for backing armed groups in Syria, saying Washington’s failure to condemn the recent deadly bomb attack in Damascus signifies that the US ”justifies terrorism” against Syria.
”This is a quite awful position, I cannot even find the words to make clear how we feel,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters on Wednesday.

Tony Cartalucci – In Syria, Obama Fights Bush’s Wars, Syrian Opposition Signs Pro-War Neo-Con Letter to Obama

Neo-Conservatives have ”called on” US President Barack Obama to assist in the establishment of ”safe zones” inside of Syria in a recent letter published by the ”Foreign Policy Initiative” (FPI) and the ”Foundation for the Defense of Democracies” (FDD). Both faux-institutions are corporate, foundation, and government funded clearinghouses, extensions of larger think-tanks like the American Enterprise Institute, for corporate-financier driven agendas, more specifically, wars. They serve the sole purpose of manufacturing consensus behind an agenda that has little or no support within the general public.

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey – Syria: The cemetery of western credibility

The villain in the story is not President Assad or his Government, backed by the majority of the Syrian people – he and they are desperately trying to defend themselves from terrorists, armed by the FUKUS-GCC Axis (France, UK, US and the Gulf Cooperation Council, cowardly Arab traitor states insulting Islam with their murderous collaboration and treachery).
The villain is the FUKUS-GCC Axis, a temple of evil, cynicism and an insult to the international community, a cabal of murderers, terrorist-lovers and terrorists with zero respect for international law and zero credibility. Chapter one was Iraq, Chapter two was Libya, Chapter three is Syria.
However, the nearer to the main target (Iran) the FUKUS-GCC gets, the more obvious it becomes that their demonic plan is doomed to failure and the nearer their leaders are to a prison cell.

från 23 juli med engelsk text – Thierry Meyssan gives full account in great details about what has happened in Damascus in the past few days and how the rebels managed to enter Damascus in an effort to occupy it only to be swiftly defeated by the Syrian Army. Och missa inte Thierry Meyssans senaste artikel som det länkades till i föregående inlägg – Who is fighting in Syria?

Webster Tarpley och en gäst från Damaskus i News Analysis på Press TV

“Military tacticians know the tactic of swarming and swarming means that you can throw a lot of inferior forces at an enemy with the point being to create chaos and confusion in which more qualified forces can then go on and take certain key points,” Tarpley said.
“The reports that I have now are that NATO brought in thousands and thousands of fighters from Libya in particular but also from Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, a whole swat of countries and they’ve essentially gone to the bottom of the barrel of the al-Qaeda sort of patsy milieu in these countries and they’ve thrown them across the borders,” he added.

Video 18 min, intervju från 8 juli – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s exclusive interview with German TV

Press TV has conducted an interview with Ammar Waqqaf, with the Syrian Social Club in London, Hostile powers fight World War III in Syria: Analyst

Waqqaf: I think the ultimate goal, first of all, is to weaken the Syrian government. If it can fall for its own internal reasons which can be induced from the outside, then all the best; if not; then let’s change the game rules.
Now or a month ago, they started this WMD issue, the chemical weapons; they are saying that they are a bit concerned that it might fall in the wrong hands and what we are seeing basically is that there is some sort of a paradigm shift that is taking place.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Kevin Barrett, author and Islamic studies expert, Armed groups destruct Syria on behalf of Zionism: Analyst

Barrett: Well this is part of a destabilization campaign in the Middle East and I think there are two overall strategic reasons for this. One is that the US empire is trying to consolidate its position worldwide as it has been eclipsed by the fastest growing economies of the BRIC countries and secondly I think that the hard line like…Zionist in Israel are hoping to redraw the map of the Middle East in a way that is more favorable to them while they have the chance in their using American military power to do it.

Aleppo: a firsthand account, Aleppo resident Fatima Banauwi, an Aleppo University employee, has agreed to an interview with the Voice of Russia

Well, the prices have gone up. The rebels attack cars with food provisions and other products, but they don’t use them. They either throw everything out or burn it. Why do they do that? It makes no sense. Maybe to make the local population protest against the government, I don’t know.
Today in the morning they were threatening the owners of some bakeries. They put huge gas tanks in front of the shops and said “If you open the shop today, we’ll blow it up!” Then they blame the authorities for us sitting here without bread.
But all in all, we manage. It’s Ramadan right now, so we still go visit each other, celebrate together, try to support each other. We believe that everything will get settled and the army will take care of the bandits. They can’t frighten us!

video 10 min som enligt en facebooksida visar Aleppo idag

larouche.se – Utländska säkerhetstjänster bakom Damaskusbomben

Ismail Salami – What evil web Washington weaves in Syria

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