End of game in the Middle East

By Thierry Meyssan
Source: Voltaire Network
 
Although the armed clashes are not completely over in the beleaguered district of Homs and that the Syrian and Lebanese authorities have yet to inform public opinion of their recent actions, Thierry Meyssan appeared Monday night on the leading Russian television channel to make an initial assessment of the operations, providing first-hand information which he is sharing with the readers of Voltaire Network.
 
For eleven months, the Western powers and the Gulf States have lead a campaign to destabilize Syria. Several thousand mercenaries infiltrated the country. Recruited by agencies in Saudi Arabia and Qatar within the Sunni extremist community, they came to overthrow the “usurper Alawite” Bashar al-Assad and impose a Wahhabi-inspired dictatorship. They have at their disposal the most sophisticated military equipment, including night vision systems, communication centers, and robots for urban warfare. Supported secretly by the NATO powers, they also have access to vital military information, including satellite images of Syrian troop movements, and telephone interceptions.
This has been falsely portrayed to the Western public as a political revolution crushed in blood by a ruthless dictatorship. Of course, this lie has not been universally accepted. Russia, China and the Latin American and Caribbean member states of ALBA repudiate it. They each have a historical background that allows them to readily grasp what is at stake. The Russians are thinking of Chechnya, the Chinese of Xinjiang, and the Latin Americans of Cuba and Nicaragua. In all these cases, beyond ideological or religious appearances, the methods of destabilization by the CIA were the same.

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Group of Syrian government opponents, belonging to the hotchpotch commonly known as “Free Syrian Army.”
The strangest thing about this situation is to observe the Western media deluding themselves that the Salafists, Wahhabis and Al-Qaeda fighters are motivated by democratic principles, while they continue to demand on Saudi and Qatari satellite airwaves the head of the Alawi heretics and the Arab League observers. It matters little if Abdel Hakim Belhaj (number 2 of Al-Qaeda and current military governor of Tripoli, Libya) came personally to install his men in northern Syria, and Ayman Al-Zawahiri (current leader of Al-Qaeda since the official death of Osama bin Laden) has called for a jihad against Syria: the Western press pursues its romantic dream of a liberal revolution. Continue reading

ALBA countries oppose Libyan rebels' UN seat

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Members of The Bolivian Alternative for the People’s of Our America, known as ALBA, totally oppose giving Libya’s UN seat to the NTC. ALBA countries include: Nicaragua, Cuba, Ecuador, Bolivia, Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda. Hugo Chavez predicts that a hot debate over Libya will occur in the UN General Assembly.

Countries belonging to a Latin America trade group oppose giving Libya’s U.N. member seat to the NATO-led rebels who fight the Jamahiriya government, the Venezuelan ambassador said in a Wednesday letter to the new General Assembly president.

Ambassador Jorge Valero wrote to General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser that foreign ministers of the countries in the ALBA group agree that Libya’s United Nations seat should not be occupied by “an illegitimate transitory authority imposed by foreign intervention.”

Rather, they say, the seat should not be filled until “a legitimate government is established” that “reflects the free and sovereign will of the Libyan people.”

Diplomats who have close ties with the NATO-rebels’ National Transitional Council, have continued to staff the country’s U.N. mission offices.

The General Assembly’s new credentials committee agreed by consensus on Wednesday to recommend that the rebels’ council get Libya’s seat, said a U.S. official, whose country sits on the committee. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was closed. It is unclear what this committee is, nor could it have legitimacy, as the vast majority of the world still recognizes the legal Jamahiriya government.

The letter of opposition by regional group increases the likelihood that a formal vote call on the matter will be needed, rather than a simple consensus, when the General Assembly acts on the request in the coming days.

The NATO-rebels’ council has been recently recognized by governments which are under the control of international bankers, but more than 80% of the world still recognizes the legal Jamahiriya democratic government.

The government headed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has remained steadfast in its longtime support of Libyan leader Gadhafi and the Jamahiriya.

The foreign ministers of the other ALBA countries — Nicaragua, Cuba, Ecuador, Bolivia, Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda — traveled to Caracas last week to discuss the situation in Libya.

Chavez said Wednesday that he foresees lively discussions in this month’s U.N. General Assembly over Libya.

Chavez, a friend and strong defender of Gadhafi, said the assembly would be hotly debating “the Libyan issue, the war, the genocide in Libya.”

(source: Mathaba )

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