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The Free Syrian Army is shown executing policemen in a recently surfaced video.
http://www.rt.com/news/syria-rebel-massacre-aleppo-627/The Free Syrian Army is shown executing policemen in a recently surfaced video.... more
The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) comprises of 6 nations, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman. In principle, Kuwait and Bahrain are considered "constitutional monarchs;" in practice, all 6 are despotic autocracies with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman overtly "absolute monarchs." Devoid of even a feigned semblance of representative governance, these regimes brutally repress not only their own subjects, but play active roles in repressing the people of other nations, both on their borders and well beyond them.
http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/2012/08/10-facts-about-saudi-arabia-and.htmlThe Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) comprises of 6 nations,... more
Is the United States supporting al Qaeda in Syria? Reality Check looked at a report by Reuters last week that indicates the answer is yes.
So why did an Irish journalist claim that Ben was supporting pro-Syrian President Bashar al Assad propaganda?
Ben has the Reality Check you won't see anywhere else.
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http://www.fox19.com/story/19232163/reality-check-the-us-government-actually-created-al-qaedaIs the United States supporting al Qaeda in Syria? Reality Check looked at a report by... more
Welcome to the beautiful and surreal reality of life under American corporatism, under a Congress that churns out thousands and thousands of pages of (often contradictory) legislation a year.
If providing material assistance to al-Qaeda is illegal under the National Defence Authorization Act (2012), and Obama and Congress are sending $25 million of aid to al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian opposition, aren’t Congress and President Obama violating their own law? Should Obama (or at least the Justice Department) not be using “all necessary and appropriate force” including “the power to indefinitely detain” to prevent Obama and Congress from assisting al-Qaeda? Did anyone in Congress or the Obama administration even bother to read the law that they were signing? Do Federal laws no longer apply to lawmakers?
The only question left from this abrupt and absurd turnaround — from funding bin Laden’s mujahideen thirty years ago, to ten years ago declaring war on al-Qaeda, to today sending them material assistance — would appear to be whether or not Obama will pull a 1984 and claim that “we have always been at war with Eurasia“.
http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/2012/08/should-obama-and-congress-be-arrested.htmlWelcome to the beautiful and surreal reality of life under American corporatism, under... more
Iranian FARS News Agency reported yesterday August 6, 2012 that so-called Syrian “rebels” have committed yet another atrocity in the city of Damascus. (Source)
According to a report made by Iraq’s Qanon news website, Iraqi human rights activists are claiming that “armed rebel groups attacked the house of a Shiite Iraqi family in the Seyede Zainab neighborhood in the capital city of Damascus, killed all members of the family and hanged the last one, a little child.”
http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/2012/08/iranian-news-reports-child-hanged-by.htmlIranian FARS News Agency reported yesterday August 6, 2012 that so-called Syrian... more
Al-Qaeda always seems to appear in a country that the US wants to invade or overthrow.
In Syria, al-Qaeda's foot soldiers call themselves Jabhat al-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Front for the Protection of the Levantine People).
The Syrian rebels would be immeasurably weaker today without al-Qaeda in their ranks. By and large, Free Syrian Army (FSA) battalions are tired, divided, chaotic, and ineffective. Feeling abandoned by the West, rebel forces are increasingly demoralized as they square off with the Assad regime's superior weaponry and professional army.
Al-Qaeda fighters, however, may help improve morale. The influx of jihadis brings discipline, religious fervor, battle experience from Iraq, funding from Sunni sympathizers in the Gulf, and most importantly, deadly results. In short, the FSA needs al-Qaeda now.
Thus far, Washington seems reluctant to weigh heavily into this issue. In May 2012, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta publicly accepted al-Qaeda's presence in Syria (Guardian). And in July, the State Department's counterterrorism chief, Daniel Benjamin, rather incredulously suggested that the United States will simply ask the FSA to reject al-Qaeda. The unspoken political calculation among policymakers is to get rid of Assad first—weakening Iran's position in the region—and then deal with al-Qaeda later.Al-Qaeda always seems to appear in a country that the US wants to invade or overthrow.... more
On August 3, The General Assembly ignored rule of law principles. Member states are sworn to uphold them.
It passed a non-binding Syrian resolution 133 - 12. Thirty-one nations abstained. Cowardice defines their failure to do the right thing.
Saudi Arabia drafted the measure. It partnered with Qatar and perhaps Bahrain doing so. They're regional axis of evil co-conspirators. Compared to them, Assad is saintly.
Russia called the measure "biased and unbalanced." It was that and much more. It ignored reality on the ground. It ran cover for Washington's proxy war.
http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/2012/08/day-of-infamy-at-general-assembly-on_6.htmlOn August 3, The General Assembly ignored rule of law principles. Member states are... more
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U.S. Office of War Information poster (1942) about the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7th, 1941
"The human race stands on the verge of nuclear self-extinction as a species, and with it will die most, if not all, forms of intelligent life on the planet earth. Any attempt to dispel the ideology of nuclearism and its attendant myth propounding the legality of nuclear weapons and nuclear deterrence must directly come to grips with the fact that the nuclear age was conceived in the original sins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945." [excerpt from Prof. Francis A. Boyle’s article entitled ‘The criminality of nuclear deterrence. Hiroshima Day, August 6, 1955’More propaganda pictures at link U.S. Office of War Information poster (1942) about... more
Turkish news agency reports Syria's first man in space has fled to Turkey and joined opposition forces fighting President Bashar Assad's regime.
http://www.examiner.com/article/syria-s-first-astronaut-flees-to-turkey-amid-army-assault-on-home-cityTurkish news agency reports Syria's first man in space has fled to Turkey and... more
Libya as it is today, after the overthrow of Ghaddafi
Our objective is to dispel the tide of media lies and government propaganda, which presents the events in Syria as a "peaceful protest movement".
The "protests" did not emanate from internal political cleavages as described by the mainstream media. From the very outset, they were the result of a covert US-NATO intelligence operation geared towards triggering social chaos, with a view to eventually discrediting the Syrian government of Bashar Al Assad and destabilizing Syria as a Nation State.
Since the middle of March 2011, Islamist armed groups --covertly supported by Western and Israeli intelligence-- have conducted terrorist attacks directed against government buildings including acts of arson. Amply documented, trained gunmen and snipers including mercenaries have targeted the police, armed forces as well as innocent civilians. There is ample evidence, as outlined in the Arab League Observer Mission report, that these armed groups of mercenaries are responsible for killing civilians.
While the Syrian government and military bear a heavy burden of responsibility. it is important to underscore the fact that these terrorist acts --including the indiscriminate killing of men, women and children-- are part of a US-NATO-Israeli initiative, which consists is supporting, training and financing "an armed entity" operating inside Syria.Our objective is to dispel the tide of media lies and government propaganda, which... more
Friday's UN vote will no doubt be declared by the Western media as a resounding condemnation of Syria and a "universal" call for a "political transition" to install the US State Department's stable of hand-picked and groomed administrative proxies. However, aside from CNN, BBC, and Qatari Al Jazeera's ever-shrinking audiences, few on the planet will be convinced of these headlines.
http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/2012/08/un-vote-on-syria-reflects-changing.htmlFriday's UN vote will no doubt be declared by the Western media as a resounding... more
A horrifying amateur video from Syria emerged online, showing an apparent mass execution of Assad supporters in Aleppo at the hands of rebels from the Free Syria Army.
The footage shows several bloodied men stripped down to their underwear being forced to kneel by a wall amidst a throng of excited, machine gun-touting men.
Once their captors open fire, the camera jerks away as the crowd momentarily disperses, seemingly unprepared for the nearly 40 seconds of uninterrupted shooting that follows. As the gunfire dies down, shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” resound as the once skittish onlookers victoriously raise their guns in the air, approaching what appears to be a pile of stripped-down corpses.
One of the victims has been identified as Ali Zein Al-Abidin Al-barri; the rebels accused him and his family of killing 15 FSA soldiers during a truce in Aleppo on Tuesday.
The video depicting the apparent massacre has not been verified, though the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said such vengeance was a crime as Islamic law does not authorize the execution of prisoners.
Clive Baldwin, a senior legal adviser for Human Rights Watch (HRW), told BBC News: "What it looks like is execution of detainees and if that is the case, that would be a war crime."
Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Gennady Gatilov condemned the shooting. "The brutal massacre of government supporters by the opposition in the city of Aleppo shows that human rights violations are being committed by both sides,” he wrote on Twitter.
It is not the first time that reports have emerged of rebels carrying out executions against pro-Assad forces without trial.Ahmed, a rebel fighter from the Amr bin al-Aas brigade which operates in the Syrian town of Azaz, recounted the execution of a Syrian army sniper named Rami who was shot dead after a graveside “trial,” Reuters reports.
Ahmed says Rami was firing from the top of a high minaret at a local mosque before he was captured.
"We took him right to his grave and, after hearing the witnesses' statements, we shot him dead," the agency sites Ahmed as saying.Ahmed made it clear that his forces often capture “handfuls of soldiers” in battle, saying that his men would create courts for the captured men and execute them.
However, when pressed on the specifics of creating makeshift courts to justify killing those captured in battle, Ahmed remained stoic."The culture of lawyers has long passed. I mean a guy like that," Ahmed said, referring to the slain sniper Rami, “what do you think his fate should be?"
Such extra-judicial killings might be a sign of things to come if the 17-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad spins further out of control.Asia Times Online correspondent Pepe Escobar told RT that such massacres occur “all the time” in today's Syria. He believes, however, that summary executions of this nature will push minorities to fight against the rebels.
“I received this video from a source in Arabic, and then I asked for a translation. This is a very important clan in Northern Aleppo. Some of them were executed in cold blood, this is what this two and a half minute video shows. This is an extended clan. They have like 20,000 brothers, sisters and extended family in this tribal clan,” Escobar said.
“So this means that all of these people, instead of being recruited to the opposition, now they will fight the opposition because they are being executed in cold blood. This explains, among other things, why Christians all over Syria are taking up arms to defend themselves. Because they know if there is a post-Assad controlled [government] by Sunni hardcore elements, including Salafi jihadists, they are going to be unprotected minorities. At the moment they are protected minorities under the Assad regime," he continued.
http://www.rt.com/news/syria-rebel-massacre-aleppo-627/A horrifying amateur video from Syria emerged online, showing an apparent mass... more
The man behind the scenes of the destablization campaigns (humanitarian wars) in Libya and Syria. Yes he is a Zionist Jew.Bernard Henri-Levy... more
The Zionist behind the scenes of the destablization campaigns (humanitarian wars) in Libya and SyriaThe Zionist behind the scenes of the destablization campaigns (humanitarian wars) in... more
Gee, whuda thunk it?
All those people who were cheerleading for the Libyan rebels should now realize how wrong they were now that the same destabilation operation is being done in Syria like clockwork.
Worrying signs of lawlessness in Libya
Seven Iranian Red Crescent members were abducted in downtown Benghazi yesterday. Today there were bomb blasts and a jail break.
A lot has gone right in Libya since the successful war to topple the regime of Muammar Qaddafi last year. An election was finally held last month and the country's new political leaders have avoided open fighting for power that some feared would follow in the wake of Mr. Qaddafi's ruinous time in power.
But some of the militias who fought Qaddafi resemble little more than criminal gangs today. Generally untouchable, they continue to swagger through Libya's towns and cities, demanding special treatment as a reward for their role last year. Many of them are now technically integrated into the security services, but continue to operate with impunity.
It hasn't been a good week for security in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city and at the heart of the uprising. In the early hours yesterday, seven Iranian members of that country's Red Crescent were kidnapped there. The Iranians were invited there for a conference to discuss coordinating aid efforts with their Libyan counterparts and were kidnapped as they sought to return to the high-rise Tebesti Hotel where much of the foreign press that covered the war based themselves.Gee, whuda thunk it? All those people who were cheerleading for the Libyan rebels... more
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad urged his military Wednesday to boost its fight against rebels, but his written call to arms only deepened a mystery over his whereabouts two weeks after a bomb penetrated his inner circle.
Assad has not spoken publicly since the July 18 bombing killed four of his top security officials — including his brother-in-law — during a rebel assault on the capital, Damascus. The president's low profile has raised questions about whether he fears for his personal safety as the civil war escalates dramatically.
The United States called the Syrian president a coward for marshaling his forces from the pages of the army's official magazine.
"We think it's cowardly, quite frankly, to have a man hiding out of sight, exhorting his armed forces to continue to slaughter the civilians of his own country," said U.S. State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell.BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad urged his military Wednesday to... more
George Galloway MP and author Jonathan Steele, former foreign editor of The Guardian, discuss the irony of al-Qaeda -- supposedly America's motivation for the 'war on terror' and for the Afghanistan war -- now being on the same side as the United States in Syria. Both Galloway and Steele oppose all foreign intervention in Syria, whether by al-Qaeda or by the US and its allies.
http://youtu.be/SjWoNqFC3mQGeorge Galloway MP and author Jonathan Steele, former foreign editor of The Guardian,... more
by Marie Gage,WWH/CJE -Mexico, Spain, Syria – tens of thousands of people all around the world are protesting
their circumstances. Spain is struggling with its second recession in four years and an
unemployment rate of more than 24%. The protest was one of over 80 demonstrations
called by unions across the county against civil servant pay cuts and tax hikes.by Marie Gage,WWH/CJE -Mexico, Spain, Syria – tens of thousands of people all... more
The us secretary of state Hillary Clinton says she will give more weapons to Syrian rebels and international terrorists if they can capture more land.
http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/international/28-Jul-2012/syria-the-vultures-are-circlingThe us secretary of state Hillary Clinton says she will give more weapons to Syrian... more