Assad: US Syria strike ever present

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says an attack by the US is likely despite ongoing peace initiatives by Russia, China and others.

“The possibility of a military offensive will always be present, maybe at one time on the pretext of chemical weapons, and at other times on different pretexts,” he told Caracas-based television network teleSUR late on Wednesday, which broadcasts across Latin America.

“If we take a look at previous (US) wars, at least from the early ’50s, we see that (US) policy is to go from one aggression to the next,” he said, referring to US involvement in conflicts in Korea,Vietnam, Lebanon, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq.

“Not to mention its actions in South America, where it instigated coups and the deaths of millions of people,” he said.

The US has been sidestepping the UN Security Council for decades, violating the UN’s Security Charter, other nations’ sovereignty, and all human and moral values, he said.

He said the US was a “great power,” and that “good relations are possible on condition of mutual respect.” But he questioned whether this could be achieved given the US dissemination of “terrorism, destruction and fear.”

Al-Assad also drew parallels between his country’s position in international politics and those of Latin American socialist nations Venezuela and Cuba.

“The trajectory of Latin America is the same as the one that Arab countries should follow,” he said.

Late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez represented “a path to independence and freedom,” he said. Chavez and Cuba’s former revolutionary and president Fidel Castro “follow the same line, see things from the same perspective, and take the same path.”

Chavez’s successor, current President Nicolas Maduro, also “possesses the tenacity, the energy of our region,” he said.

Chavez, Maduro and Castro have all made their own repeated verbal attacks on the US. Anti-US positions have also been expressed by fellow left-leaning Latin American countries Nicaragua and Bolivia.

Asked about the political consequences in Syria of a US attack, he said such a move would impact the whole of the Middle East.

“The world is a small village, what happens in Syria will affect surrounding countries and the most distant parts of the planet.”
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US intelligence officials to Obama: It wasn’t Assad

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A dozen former US military and intelligence officials have told US President Barack Obama that they are picking up information that proves Syrian government was not responsible for the chemical attack near Damascus on August 21.

“We regret to inform you that some of our former co-workers are telling us, categorically, that contrary to the claims of your administration, the most reliable intelligence shows that Bashar al-Assad was NOT responsible for the chemical incident that killed and injured Syrian civilians on August 21, and that British intelligence officials also know this,” they wrote to Obama.

Writers of the letter who are from the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) said they chose to assume that Obama has not been fully informed because his advisers decided to afford him the opportunity for what is commonly known as “plausible denial.”

“Our sources confirm that a chemical incident of some sort did cause fatalities and injuries on August 21 in a suburb of Damascus. They insist, however, that the incident was not the result of an attack by the Syrian Army using military-grade chemical weapons from its arsenal. That is the most salient fact, according to CIA officers working on the Syria issue,” the letter read.

They added that according to their confidential sources, “CIA Director John Brennan is perpetrating a pre-Iraq-War-type fraud on members of Congress, the media, the public – and perhaps even you (Obama)”.

“There is a growing body of evidence from numerous sources in the Middle East — mostly affiliated with the Syrian opposition and its supporters — providing a strong circumstantial case that the August 21 chemical incident was a pre-planned provocation by the Syrian opposition and its Saudi and Turkish supporters. The aim is reported to have been to create the kind of incident that would bring the United States into the war.

According to some reports, canisters containing chemical agent were brought into a suburb of Damascus, where they were then opened. Some people in the immediate vicinity died; others were injured.

We are unaware of any reliable evidence that a Syrian military rocket capable of carrying a chemical agent was fired into the area. In fact, we are aware of no reliable physical evidence to support the claim that this was a result of a strike by a Syrian military unit with expertise in chemical weapons.

In addition, we have learned that on August 13-14, 2013, Western-sponsored opposition forces in Turkey started advance preparations for a major, irregular military surge. Initial meetings between senior opposition military commanders and Qatari, Turkish and US intelligence officials took place at the converted Turkish military garrison in Antakya, Hatay Province, now used as the command center and headquarters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and their foreign sponsors.”

The letter goes on to say that:

“Senior opposition commanders who came from Istanbul pre-briefed the regional commanders on an imminent escalation in the fighting due to “a war-changing development,” which, in turn, would lead to a US-led bombing of Syria.

At operations coordinating meetings at Antakya, attended by senior Turkish, Qatari and U.S. intelligence officials as well as senior commanders of the Syrian opposition, the Syrians were told that the bombing would start in a few days. Opposition leaders were ordered to prepare their forces quickly to exploit the U.S. bombing, march into Damascus, and remove the Bashar al-Assad government.

The Qatari and Turkish intelligence officials assured the Syrian regional commanders that they would be provided with plenty of weapons for the coming offensive. And they were. A weapons distribution operation unprecedented in scope began in all opposition camps on August 21-23. The weapons were distributed from storehouses controlled by Qatari and Turkish intelligence under the tight supervision of US intelligence officers.”

The Obama administration is trying to get international support for attacking Syria, but it has failed to even convince its Arab allies to accompany the US military.

According to US Secretary of States John Kerry, US Middle Eastern allies have agreed to give financial support to a military strike, but they will not take part in it.

Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church warned against military actions against Syria and urged world leaders to pull humanity out of a “spiral of sorrow and death.”
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Assad vows victorious battle for Syria

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has promised that the Syrian nation will be the victorious party in possible Western-hatched war.

Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reported that the Syrian president met with his country’s senior officials and army commanders in light of preparations for an American strike, and said “This historic battle will see us victorious.”

According to the report, President Assad said to senior leaders that “since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, you know that we have been waiting for the moment that our true enemy intervenes.”

He further pointed out that the Syrian army and people possess powerful spirit to defend their country.

President Barack Obama claimed on Wednesday that the Syrian government would face “international consequences” for last week’s deadly chemical attack, but made clear any military response would be limited to avoid dragging the United States into another war in the Middle East.

Hundreds of people were killed and scores of others were injured in a chemical attack in the Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar on August 21.

The Syrian government has vehemently denied the accusations on the use of chemical weapons, saying the chemical attack was carried out by the militants themselves as a false-flag operation.

Source: Alalam

Don’t dare comparing the brave Syrian Arab Army & the corrupt despotic Egyptian one

By MKERone (co-founder of CounterPsyOps)

Greater israel: Zionist dream

Egyptian army is not taking side of the people. But simply taking the side of the US that seems to be wanting Morsi out.

You think the army is taking side of the people. And that is what they’re doing, physically.

But, if they’re taking sides with the people to have Morsi out, it is because America and israel want Morsi out.

Egyptian army would never go against US/israel will. Because the US finances Egyptian army. You’ll see that whatever the outcome, Egypt will not change anything in its relation with the US and israel. Just like previous “revo”, stupid “Arab Spring” deception, this one is also US engineered.

Believing this is just Egyptian people protesting and the army protecting the people because of the love it has for people is just insane. Especially in a country living exclusively thanks to US money !!! Believing so would mean that you are indirectly saying that the Egyptian army is like the Syrian Arab Army. Which, as you may know, is absolutely not the case and is a complete absurdity!!! Nothing compares!

If Egyptian army was so righteous and “independent”, why didn’t it listen to Egyptian people when it took to the streets and protested against israel bombing on Lebanon in 2006? And why didn’t it react when Egyptian parliament called for an international arrest warrant against Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah ? Funny how Lebanon was being destroyed but Egypt decided to take action against the resistance instead of calling for an arrest warrant against israeli war criminals…Where was the Egyptian army at that moment?…

Why didn’t the army listen to Egyptian people when they took to the streets in 2008 and asked the army to disobey Mubarak and open the Rafah border when israel was bombing the hell out of Gaza strip?

Why did it accept to beat its own people at the beginning of what you call “revolution” in 2011??? It then switched its position when it noticed that the people wouldn’t leave Tahrir. Egyptian army needs the people to keep ruling. This is the only reason it is now “protecting” the people.

Why didn’t it express its sympathy and support to the main pillar of Resistance: Syria Al-Assad?

On the other hand, you might wonder why the US and israel want Morsi out?

Since it launched its Arab Spring deception in Egypt, the US has been willing to impose Mister El Baradei as the new ruler in Egypt. Though, after a while, Egyptians got to understand that El Baradei was a stooge who not only obeyed they US, but was sitting next to israel war criminal president Shimon Peres at the ICG (amongst other zionists).

Extract from Land Destroyer article "Egyptian Protesters: US Stooge "ElBaradei for President" "

Extract from Land Destroyer article “Egyptian Protesters: US Stooge “ElBaradei for President”

Hence, US and israel had to switch to plan B and let the muslim brotherhood rule the country. The muslim brotherhood that they themselves created. Let some time go by, and find a way to slowly put El Baradei back on track to take Egypt over.

Keep in mind that Egypt is a strategic country for both US and israel and especially for zionist plans. Hence, do not expect anything in favor of the Egyptian people to happen. It will always be to israel’s advantage. Even if the people itself demands for it, it will be the fruit of manipulation and deception, and ultimately, in israel’s favor. Exactly as it happened with the fall of Mubarak, and exactly as it will happen now. Whatever the outcome is.

Syrie – Guerre Du Gaz : Al-Assad Obstacle Au Gazoduc Qatar / Turquie

Par Mireille Delamarre

Dans sa boulimie d’investissements/retours sur investissements et ses velléités dominatrices comme premier producteur exportateur mondial de Gaz Naturel Liquéfié (GNL) le Qatar a déjà misé plus de 3 milliards de $ sur le djihad takfiriste pour renverser le président syrien Bashar al Assad seul obstacle à la mise en route du gazoduc Qatar Turquie dont la partie turque est déjà prête à recevoir le gaz qatari pour l’acheminer en Europe de l’Ouest connecté au Nabucco.

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La dimension énergétique de la guerre contre le gouvernement syrien de Bahsar al Assad a été dés le début marginalisée dissimulée sous le qualificatif de “guerre civile” ou “guerre interreligieuse sunnite / shi’ite”. Des millions de militants anti guerre étaient descendus dans la rue en 2003 pour tenter d’empêcher une guerre contre l’Irak de Saddam Husseim scandant partout : “pas de guerre pour le pétrole”.

La majeure partie des voix anti guerre se sont tues soutenant en Libye et maintenant en Syrie les “guerres humanitaires” (R2P) inclus les “anticapitalistes” – Français notamment- qui roulent désormais pour l’Axe Washington Tel-Aviv Paris Londres Ankara Doha Ryadh.

La Syrie a des réserves pétrolières estimées en 2010 à 2 500 000 000 barils et des réserves gazières importantes. Mais surtout le territoire de la Syrie est le plus approprié pour exporter le pétrole et le gaz du Golfe Persique dont celui du Qatar mais aussi de l’Iran vers les pays d’Europe de l’Ouest gros consommateurs de ces ressources énergétiques via la Turquie.

En 2009 le Qatar et la Turquie avaient entamé des négociations avec l’Arabie Saoudite – concurrent direct du Qatar dans le financement et l’armement des takfiristes en Syrie – pour la construction d’un gazoduc Qatar Arabie-Saoudite Syrie Turquie qui devait être rattaché au gazoduc Nabucco Azerbaïdjian Turquie.

Selon Oilprice.com l’Arabie Saoudite a refusé que ce gazoduc en provenance du Qatar traverse son territoire. Le tracé de ce dernier inclue donc désormais le Sud de l’Irak, la Jordanie, la Syrie, la Turquie. La partie turque du gazoduc est déjà construite prête à recevoir le gaz du Qatar.

Seule obstruction : Assad.

Le champ gazier du Qatar North Dome – 3ème plus grande réserve de gaz mondiale avec 900 mille milliards de M3 – au milieu du Golfe Persique adjacent à celui de l’Iran de South Pars constituent à eux deux la plus vaste réserve mondiale de gaz.

En 2011 le Qatar a lancé un ultimatum au président syrien Bashar al Assad pour faire passer le gazoduc Qatar Turquie sur le territoire syrien. Assad a refusé et défiant le Qatar a décidé de s’allier avec l’Iran et l’Irak pour construire un gazoduc amenant le gaz de South Pars jusqu’en Méditerranée direction les marchés européens. La déferlante takfiriste financée armée par le Qatar a submergé la Syrie.

Le Qatar veut doubler sa production et son exportation de Gaz Naturel Liquéfié. Le Qatar s’est positionné comme premier exportateur mondial de GNL et cherche donc à consolider sa domination dans ce domaine par un programme de construction visant à accroître sa production pour passer de 31 millions à 77 millions de tonnes.

Le putschiste à la tête du Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani- plus pour longtemps Washington et Londres l’ont déposé et ont désigné son successeur qui doit prendre ses fonctions début Juillet – a déclaré à la suite d’entretiens avec le président turc Abdullah Gul et le premier ministre dictateur Tayyip Erdogan :

” nous sommes pressés d’avoir ce gazoduc du Qatar à la Turquie. Nous en avons discuté dans le cadre de la coopération dans le domaine de l’énergie. Pour se faire un groupe de travail va être mis en place qui présentera rapidement des solutions concrètes.”

Erdogan à lui-même affirmé que la Turquie souhaitait établir avec le Qatar “une relation à long terme et stable” en matière énergétique. “Dans ce but je pense qu’un gazoduc Qatar Turquie résoudra la question une fois pour toute”

Parmi ces solutions il y a celle de relier le gazoduc Qatar Turquie – via la Syrie – au projet de gazoduc Nabucco pour transporter le gaz provenant de l’Asie Centrale et du Moyen Orient en Europe concurrençant directement le gaz russe. Un accord de transit pour le Nabucco a déjà été signé par Erdogan et 4 premiers ministres de pays européens pour permettre une décision finale sur les investissements à faire pour réaliser ce projet soutenu par l’UE et qui vise à réduire la dépendance européenne au gaz russe. Autre gazoduc qui pourrait être relié au Nabucco celui transportant le gaz egyptien via la Jordanie et la Syrie.

On comprend dés lors l’intérêt qu’ont les dirigeants de ces deux pays -Egypte et Jordanie – à participer activement au renversement du gouvernement de Bashar al Assad. Cela vaut aussi pour la complicité de l’UE et les attitudes va-t-en guerre extrêmistes de la Grande Bretagne et de la France.

On ne le répètera jamais assez la guerre contre la Syrie du président Bahsar al Assad est une guerre pour la domination du marché des ressources énergétiques une guerre pour le gaz où chacun défend ses intérêts énergétiques soit en tant que producteur exportateur soit en tant que consommateur importateur.

Mais derrière les ambitions énergétiques du Qatar se cache aussi le maintien de l’hégémonie américaine des pétro dollars sur l’économie mondiale dont ont déjà été victimes Saddam Hussein et Muammar Khadafi.

Cette fois cependant la Russie mais aussi la Chine sont décidées à défendre leurs intérêts non seulement énergétiques mais aussi géostratégiques d’où les hésitations de Washington à lancer une guerre contre la Syrie à laquelle est hostile une grande partie de l’état major de l’armée américaine comme en témoigne la tentative récente avortée du secrétaire au département d’état John Kerry – alors même qu’il discutait hypocritement avec Moscou de la réunion d’une Conférence Genève II – de pousser Obama à prendre la décision de bombarder la Syrie. Le chef d’état major de toutes les armées américaines le Gl Martin E. Dempsey s’y est vivement opposé.

Report: 500 Terrorist Groups Fighting Syrian Gov’t

TEHRAN (FNA)- Over 500 terrorist cells and groups are now fighting against Bashar al-Assad’s government in different parts of Syria, media reports disclosed on Tuesday.

The Palestinian Almanar weekly quoted informed sources as saying that the size of these networks and the number of their members varies depending on who is sponsoring them.

The sources, who asked to remain anonymous in fear of their life, added that over 85% of these criminals are non-Syrians who have come from different continents and have been recruited by Saudi and Qatari spies and later trained in special training camps in Turkey.

The weekly added that these networks are receiving Israeli made weapon cargos paid by Persian Gulf Arab Sheikhs.

The sources also said that these terrorist cells and groups are paid salaries for operations in Syria.

The Syrian crisis began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

In an interview broadcast on Turkish television in April, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that if the militants take power in Syria they could destabilize the entire Middle Eastern region for decades.

“If the unrest in Syria leads to the partitioning of the country, or if the terrorist forces take control… the situation will inevitably spill over into neighboring countries and create a domino effect throughout the Middle East and beyond,” he added.

Source: Fars news

Russia Adds Two More Warships To Mediterranean Task Force Near Syria

A few days when reporting that the Russian Pacific fleet had crossed the Suez canal for the first time in decades in order to form a Mediterranean task force parked in Cyprus for obvious symbolic reasons (in close proximity to Syria and the Israel-parked Kearsarge), some observed that while the submarine support was adequate, the actual warship fleet designated to support any potential escalation in Syria would be largely insufficient. Perhaps the Russian Navy heard these complaints, and several hours ago RIA reported that two extra warships from the Russian Black Sea fleet had joined the Mediterranean task force, citing Capt. First Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachyov, has said. None of these recent deployment should come as a surprise: in March Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said a permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean was needed to defend Russia’s interests in the region. Read Syria, Cyrpus (where the task force will be on anchor indefinitely), and, of course, any and all western offensive involving Iran. And slowly but surely said task force is nearing completion.

“During a planned rotation, large landing ships Nikolai Filchenkov and Azov from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet have started performing their tasks in the Mediterranean,” Trukhachyov said.

The two ships in question:

the Azov

and the Filchenkov

 

 

The two ships will be added to a fleet that is becoming increasingly imposing in both numbers and capability: the task force currently includes vessels from the Pacific, Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets: the Admiral Panteleyev and Severomorsk destroyers, the Yaroslav Mudry frigate, the Peresvet and Admiral Nevelskoi amphibious warfare ships, the Fotiy Krylov, Altai and SB-921 salvage/rescue tugs, the PM-138 repair ship, the Pechenga, Lena and Dubna tankers. The task force may be enlarged to include nuclear submarines.

Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov, head of the parliamentary defense committee, previously told RIA Novosti that the Mediterranean task force should be comprised of 10 warships and support vessels as part of several tactical groups tasked with attack, antisubmarine warfare and minesweeping.

In other words, check to you America, we are ready.

And speaking of checking, just a month earlier it was the US that was deploying its own naval support in the area with the LHD-3 Kearsarge crossing the Suez canal, and now on anchor in Israel. Here is a 60 second timelapse video of what it looks like when a US naval ship cross the Suez Canal, direction escalation.

Source: Zero Hedge

About the israeli attack on Damascus

Collection of tweets regarding the illegal attack carried out by israel on Damascus:

- Syria making israel & the West crazy by spreading true & wrong info. 300 deads, 150 deads…

- Don’t trust a minute that strategic weapons were destroyed by israeli attack. Syria knows zionists too well to have let it happen.

- Of course there are traitors in the Syrian army that sell info to israel. But there are also lots of “fake traitors” selling wrong info.

- Syria always delivered weapons to Hezbollah & Palestine at highest moments of war & israel couldn’t prevent it. israel is weak. So don’t trust a minute that israel could have destroyed strategic weapons and missiles.

You will know when Syria & Hezbollah decide to strike back when you hear israel has vanished from the map.

Syrias retaliation must be carried out at the best moment to make sure to cause major chaos to the zionists. Syria will act in cold blood.

- When israel launched its AIR attack rats on the ground tried to carry out major push inside Damascus. Operation FAILED. Syria

- Don’t think only the west & zionist entity know how to play with info & use it as psychological war weapon. Syria & Iran are great at it

- israeli attack caused major death on CHICKEN population in the farms. No strategic weapon lost. Probably nuclear chicken ?…. (See below video)

To be continued…

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