“Syria militants defacto mercenaries of Israel” : Analyst

An analyst says that the armed al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria are “defacto Israeli mercenaries”, trying to destabilize the country by “driving a wedge into the split” there in order to satisfy Israel’s regional interests.


In the latest development of the armed crisis in Syria, the Zionist regime’s fighter jets violated the Syrian airspace and bombarded a research center near the capital city of Damascus on Wednesday, January 30. Meanwhile the Secretary of Iran Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili condemned the raid saying that the Zionist regime of Tel Aviv will regret attacking Syria. Syria has been experiencing a foreign-sponsored armed rebellion since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the fighting. According to the Syrian government, the chaos is being orchestrated from outside of the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals belonging to the extremist and terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda and al-Nusra Front backed by some regional and Western countries.

To discuss the issue at hand, Press TV has conducted an interview with Mr. Kevin Barrett, with the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance from the Iranian capital city of Tehran. He is joined by two additional guests on Press TV’s The Debate program: Eric Draitser, founder of stopimperialism.com from New York City and Richard Hellman, with the Middle East Research Center from Washington D.C. What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.

Press TV: Mr. Kevin Barrett, what does the Israeli intervention in Syria, basically, mean to you?

Some are saying that Israel is concerned, that President Assad is losing his grip on power, as a result on his country’s arsenal including the chemical weapons.

Again the concerns that have been raised on the issue of Syria’s weapons and how this is going to affect the region and this is pointed out, rather, as a major concern for Israel and the United States.

Barrett: Well, I think that that is nonsense. The chemical weapons issue is disinformation. We have caught these al-Qaeda, so-called Syrian rebel groups funded by the Zionists and by the Saudis, making plans for false flag attacks with chemical weapons to be blamed on the Syrian government. So I do not think that that is the reason at all.

I think that this is a last ditch desperate act because they are not making any progress. The insurgency in Syria which is really more of a destabilization effort directed by foreigners is bogged down and I think what this attack on Damascus really reveals, is an amazing convergence between Israel and al-Qaeda. They seem to be on the same side, all the time.

Israel is destabilizing Syria, al-Qaeda is destabilizing Syria; Israel wants to undermine Lebanon, al-Qaeda undermines Lebanon. You know, al-Qaeda runs around attacking Muslims all over the world and Israel runs around attacking Muslims all over the world and it makes me wonder whether maybe Israel is actually just another branch of al-Qaeda.

So I think that I am going to write a letter to President Obama and ask him to consider a drone strike against the chief of the al-Qaeda branch of occupied Palestine, whose name happens to be Benjamin Netanyahu.

Press TV: Let us just look at how the Syrian government has been responding to this Israeli strike.

We had the Syrian Defense Minister General Fahd Jassem al-Freij, I will put this question to Kevin Barrett; we had him saying that Israel attacked the research center because rebels were unable to capture it and he called the rebels, “Israel’s tools”.

Now Assad also said that the raid unmasked the true role that Israel is playing; he said, in collaboration with foreign enemy forces and their agents on Syrian soil

So would you say that as the government in Syria is saying that Israel was, from the beginning point, collaborating with the insurgents; though not directly?

Barrett: Well, absolutely. Israel has been trying to destabilize its neighboring countries for decades.

The Yinon plan, which was revealed back around, I believe 1970, set out the Israeli strategy for future decades and that strategy was based on balkanizing the Middle East; breaking up the nations around the region which could pose a strategic threat to Israel some day because the people of the region have no use for Israeli apartheid, so in order to deal with this unsustainable situation in this settler colony in Palestine, they have decided that they are going to have to break up the countries around them into the small and powerless units and to do that they are striking on the fault lines that already exist; the fault lines of the Sunni- Shiite divide; the fault lines between different ethnic groups, the Kurds, etc. the Alawites in Syria versus the Muslim Brotherhood.

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‘West wants end of Syria as a functioning independent state’


Syrian government forces running during fighting with rebels in Tal al-Zarazir neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo on September 29, 2012 (AFP Photo / SANA)


The Syrian insurgency will never win its war because its means are unsupported even among the opposition, political analyst Dan Glazebrook told RT. But thanks to a flood of weapons from the West, they will continue to destabilize the country.

Syria, Glazebrook says, is the only link keeping Western powers from dominating the region, which is why the anti-Assad coalition is sending weapons and funding the “proxy war” through Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Western governments, he says, support the rebels because once Syria falls, they hope to “roll out the program of a final solution” for the Palestinians, Southern Lebanon and Iran.

RT: Russia has reiterated calls for what it calls a balanced solution to the Syrian conflict – why aren’t more countries supporting Moscow’s proposals?

Dan Glazebrook: Well, it is a good question. In fact it is not only Moscow that is making these proposals. A week ago in Damascus, the National Coordination Committee, which is the main organization behind the initial outbreak of peaceful protests in Syria, actually had their own conference where they also called for a cease fire on both sides. They’ve criticized the militarization of the conflict. They’ve criticized the countries that have been arming the rebels.

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Qatar Spends $22bln to Simulate Assad’s Collapse

[EDITOR’S NOTE: In a kind of “Déjà Vu” Operation, Qatar and his NATO Propaganda Channel Al Jazeera are at stake to do a Redux of the Libyan War PsyOps, that saw the Qatari channel filmed fake footage of the Fall of Tripoli by using Fake building of the Green Square set in Doha, Qatar. This time the Qataris have reproduced in Doha various Syrian cities centers and plan to do a Massive PsyOps, by filming the False Fall of the Syrian Republic, and the triumph of their so called ‘Free Syrian Army. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE PROPAGANDA AND DISINFORMATION THAT IS BEING DISSEMINATED ON VARIOUS MSM PLATFORMS.]

The Ugly Qatari Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Tani and Puppet Obama

TEHRAN (FNA)- Media sources revealed that the Qatari government has paid $22bln to Hollywood experts to build a number of real-size models of Syria’s governmental buildings, including the presidential palace, to wage a psychological war against President Bashar Assad through fake reports.

According to a report by Dam Press, the Hollywood film producers are due to simulate the scenes of attacks on the governmental buildings in Damascus which will lead to severe clashes and several missile attacks on the presidential palace and the eventual surrendering of Assad and his family to the opposition forces.

Also in the video footages to be taken of the fake buildings, the Hollywood filmmakers are due to shoot the scenes of the defection of the Syrian militaries from the Army. The footages are due to be broadcast on the western and Arab TV stations to weaken the morale of the Syrian people.

Reports had also earlier revealed that a Qatari security firm had built models of Syria’s official buildings to produce fake videos about the conflicts in the Arab country.

Special sources said that the Qatari company which is specialized in manufacturing models has started executive preparations of constructing the fake buildings so that the Qatari media and the Syrian dissidents can release a new round of alleged reports against President Assad’s government.

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SYRIA: UN Working With NATO to Provide Pretext for Intervention

UN “aid” program to be used in establishing NATO “humanitarian corridors.”

By Tony Cartalucci

Recently reported in Reuters’, “UN seeks Syria nod for major aid operation,” the UN is seeking to bring in “aid workers” and open offices all across Syria in order to carry out what they call a “major humanitarian operation.”

Syria has criticized certain nations of what is clearly the “politicizing of humanitarian aid.” Fortune 500-funded US policy think-tank, Brookings Institution has openly stated that US foreign policy would best be served by taking advantage of “gaining humanitarian access” allowing the West to “add further coercive action to its efforts” to topple the Syrian government. Specifically, Brookings foresees gaining such access may lead to establishing “safe-havens and humanitarian corridors” protected by NATO military forces, in yet another example of the “mission creep” that led to regime change in Libya. Such “creep” would give proxy militant forces unassailable positions to continue their campaign of violence against the Syrian people.

Image: Brookings Institution’s Middle East Memo #21 “Assessing Options for Regime Change (.pdf),” makes no secret that the humanitarian “responsibility to protect” is but a pretext for long-planned regime change.

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Syrians Rally To Assad After Al-CIAda Bomb Attacks

Syrian bomb attacks cause people to rally around Bashar al-Assad’s regime


By Ian Black, The Guardian

If you looked carefully, in the folds of a plastic bin bag, you could make out part of a human head, a mass of shredded flesh and innards, and two bare feet.

That was all that was left of the suicide bomber blamed by Syria’s government for committing mass murder in Damascus on Friday when the Guardian reached the scene.

At least 11 people were killed in the attack, which came on another Friday of mass protests across the country. Grisly images of the aftermath of the bombing in a southern suburb of the Syrian capital were broadcast repeatedly on state media, along with claims that al-Qaida was responsible.

The atrocity shifted attention away from Homs, Hama, Idlib, Dera’a and other towns and villages where Syrians demanding the fall of the regime have been gunned down by Bashar al-Assad’s security forces for the past 10 months. But protests continued, including a rare demonstration in Aleppo, the country’s second city, where crowds appeared to be bigger than on previous Fridays, perhaps because of the presence of Arab League monitors.

In Damascus, government officials and state media said the bomber had detonated an explosive belt next to three buses bringing policemen to Midan, in the south of the city, just before weekly anti-regime demonstrations were due to start.

The dead and more than 60 injured were said to be “mostly civilians”, the state news agency Sana reported. The interior minister described the modus operandi and intention to cause mass casualties as having the “fingerprints of al-Qaida”.
The attack triggered furious condemnation from the regime and loud demonstrations of support for Assad, who is under mounting international pressure over the crackdown on the 10-month uprising which is now the bloodiest episode of the Arab spring, with the UN estimating at least 5,000 people have died.

The unknown bomber’s remains were left at the scene for several hours afterwards before being removed for DNA testing. These and other body parts were repeatedly displayed for journalists who were bussed in by the Syrian ministry of information.

The incident came as Arab observers again fanned out across the country to monitor violence and gather testimony about human rights violations. The Arab League is due to discuss the monitoring mission on Sunday amid mounting complaints that it is not being effective and is providing a figleaf for continuing repression.

“This is Syrian blood,” one security official screamed for the cameras as he waved a surgical glove oozing with gore. “This is the crime of the Arab League.”

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