globalresearch.ca har varit utsatt för sabotage och har varit nere ofta och länge de senaste dagarna, kanske hör ihop med den kampanj som beskrivs i ett nytt inlägg som publicerats där idag. En mycket viktig artikel, om det som sägs är sant. Ungefär en vecka innan gas-attacken den 21 aug fick de väststödda legokrigarna order om att förbereda sig för en anstormning mot Damaskus. Något som skulle ändra på förutsättningarna var att vänta, och de skulle få gott om nya vapen!
Yossef Bodansky – Did the White House Help Plan the Syrian Chemical Attack? – oilprice.com
On August 13-14, 2013, Western-sponsored opposition forces in Turkey started advance preparations for a major and irregular military surge. Initial meetings between senior opposition military commanders and representatives of Qatari, Turkish, and US Intelligence [“Mukhabarat Amriki”] took place at the converted Turkish military garrison in Antakya, Hatay Province, used as the command center and headquarters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and their foreign sponsors. Very senior opposition commanders who had arrived from Istanbul briefed the regional commanders of an imminent escalation in the fighting due to “a war-changing development” which would, in turn, lead to a US-led bombing of Syria.
The opposition forces had to quickly prepare their forces for exploiting the US-led bombing in order to march on Damascus and topple the Bashar al-Assad Government, the senior commanders explained. The Qatari and Turkish intelligence officials assured the Syrian regional commanders that they would be provided with plenty of weapons for the coming offensive.
Indeed, unprecedented weapons distribution started in all opposition camps in Hatay Province on August 21-23, 2013. In the Reyhanli area alone, opposition forces received well in excess of 400 tons of weapons, mainly anti-aircraft weaponry from shoulder-fired missiles to ammunition for light-guns and machineguns. The weapons were distributed from store-houses controlled by Qatari and Turkish Intelligence under the tight supervision of US Intelligence.
These weapons were loaded on more than 20 trailer-trucks which crossed into northern Syria and distributed the weapons to several depots. Follow-up weapon shipments, also several hundred tons, took place over the weekend of August 24-25, 2013, and included mainly sophisticated anti-tank guided missiles and rockets. Opposition officials in Hatay said that these weapon shipments were “the biggest” they had received “since the beginning of the turmoil more than two years ago”. The deliveries from Hatay went to all the rebel forces operating in the Idlib-to-Aleppo area, including the al-Qaida affiliated jihadists (who constitute the largest rebel forces in the area).
Several senior officials from both the Syrian opposition and sponsoring Arab states stressed that these weapon deliveries were specifically in anticipation for exploiting the impact of imminent bombing of Syria by the US and the Western allies. The latest strategy formulation and coordination meetings took place on August 26, 2013. The political coordination meeting took place in Istanbul and was attended by US Amb. Robert Ford.
More important were the military and operational coordination meetings at the Antakya garrison. Senior Turkish, Qatari, and US Intelligence officials attended in addition to the Syrian senior (opposition) commanders. The Syrians were informed that bombing would start in a few days.
Kevin Barett – Obama postpones World War III till next week
Does Obama really want Congress to authorize attacking Syria? Does he want to risk becoming the president who blew up the world? Or might he secretly hope that the American people will force Congress to vote down the war plan?
In his article “Obama’s Kennedy Moment” Richard Sheck suggests that Obama cannot directly stand up against the hawks without risking his political future – or even his life:
“Many writers have speculated that John Kennedy was assassinated because he resisted the demands of the military-industrial complex during the height of the Cold War… It’s 50 years later and history seems to be repeating itself to the extent that President Obama’s sudden ‘change of heart’ today places him in grave jeopardy from those who were hell-bent on ratcheting up the level of violence in the Middle East with the expected attack on Syria.
“By postponing and possibly stifling the plans for a wider war in the region, the President has risked much political capital and placed himself directly in the path of those who are eager to see him gone – whether through resignation, impeachment or worse.”
Inte omöjligt att det är som Barett säger, att Obama i själva verket gör vad han kan för att stå upp mot de verkligt mörka makterna. Ett inslag som det här idag kan tyda på det – sverigesradio.se – där man som av en händelse väljer att citera de som kallar Obama feg. Inte omöjligt heller att ett brev undertecknat av 161 kongressledamöter till Obama där man påpekar att det är ett brott mot konstitutionen att gå i krig utan kongressens godkännade, hade betydelse.
voiceofrussia.com – Traces of sarin found don’t prove it was used by Syrian gov’t troops – Pushkov
Samples of the nerve gas sarin found in Syria cannot be accepted as evidence that the government forces had used it, said chairman of the State Duma’s International Affairs Committee Alexei Pushkov.
”Traces of sarin found outside Damascus prove nothing. The nerve gas could have been used by the militants. One does not need to be an Einstein to do this, as one of the British MPs remarked,” Pushkov said in his Twitter blog.
Press TV och shtfplan.com – Mac Slavo – Did Putin threaten Obama with retaliation?
As noted in a previous report, the only reason for why Obama would refrain from striking Syria at this time would likely come as a result of Russia’s Vladimir Putin threatening large-scale retaliation. It seems this is exactly what may have taken place amid widespread reports that Russia was mobilizing forces in the region and that they would respond by striking targets in Saudi Arabia if the U.S. commenced their attack.
Webster Tarpley radio 31 aug – Obama’s Coalition Reduced to US and Weakened France as Kerry’s Skull and Bones Diplomacy Falters; Turn the Imperialist War Into a Revolutionary Mass Strike
Colin Todhunter – Cooked Up Evidence. Trying to Fool the Public over Syria
Christof Lehmann – Obama to seek Congressional Approval for Syria Strikes
voiceofrussia.com – UN weapons inspectors say analysis may take up to three weeks
jinge.se – Angreppet på Syrien har inget att göra med kemiska vapen!
Varför ska då Syrien angripas?
Det korta svaret är att detta är ett steg i USA:s tydliga sträva efter kontroll över så stor del av världen som möjligt. Ett oberoende Syrien är ett hinder för att gå vidare mot Iran, Ryssland och Kina. Man har sedan några år demonisterat Iran alltmer, och har infört allt hårdare, illegala sanktioner, och antalet baser runt Kina och Ryssland ökar. Den som talar om fara för ett Tredje Världskrig pratar inte strunt.
Press TV – US spurs Syria militants to use chemical weapons: Marandi
The comments were made by Professor Mohammad Marandi from the University of Tehran in a recent interview with China’s CCTV television channel.
“The US is encouraging the extremists, the Takfiris, to use more chemical weapons because every time they do it, the Syrian government will be blamed and the Americans will attack it. So they will kill Syrian people and America will attack Syria,” the political analyst said.
Press TV – War on Syria, Obama-Saudi plot to destabilize Mideast: Analyst
“The real policy underlying this (US war on Syria) is that there is an alliance between the Obama administration, as there was with the Bush administration, and the Saudis through Prince Bandar and the British to overthrow these countries in the Middle East,” said Lawrence Freeman in a Sunday interview.
“They’ve done it to a number of countries and they want to continue their policy in Syria, which will spread to Lebanon and will spread to other countries as well,” he added.
Syria News 1.9.2013, Al-Jaafari: Obama and Cameron climbed to the top of the tree and don’t know how to get down – Syria calls on UN, Security Council to shoulder responsibilities, prevent absurd use of force out of legitimacy
During a Fox News interviews with Chris Wallace, US Senator James Inhofe and Representative Peter King state that it is unlikely that Obama would obtain approval from Congress regarding conducting air strikes on Syria.
Get-Out Clause: Obama can blame Congress if they vote against Syria war, Phyllis Bennis, director of the Institute for policy studies who’s written extensively on the Middle East and the U.S. foreign policy
German Report: How Turkey Arms and Sends Wahhabi Jihadists into Syria
‘Obama plays tough but has no plan B, no strategy for Syria’, William Engdahl