Syrian Opposition’s Amazing CIA Credentials

Thanks once again to the indispensable Moon of Alabama blog for highlighting, among other interesting facts, the amazingly open ties of the Syrian opposition to their Western paymasters. As the astonishing Guardian story linked in the MoA piece outlines, down to the person these Syrian engines of regime change are products of the US empire and its interventionist, Trotskyite foreign policy of “global democratic revolution.” I urge interested readers to click on the original piece for the full story. I am paraphrasing and quoting the Guardian story below by way of summary:

Syrian National Council (SNC):

Image: Bassma Kodmani leaving Bilderberg Group meeting, june 2012, Chantilly, USA

Bassma Kodmani — member of the executive bureau and head of foreign affairs, Syrian National Council. Two-time Bilderberg meeting attendee. Director of governance and international co-operation program for (CIA-front) Ford Foundation in pre-“Arab Spring” Egypt. Executive director of the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) — a research programme initiated by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Image: Ausama Monajed, Director of Communications, National Initiative for Change; Nadim Shehadi, Chatham House; Dr Radwan Ziadeh, Visiting Scholar, Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard University; Dr Najib Ghadbian, Associate Professor of Political Science and Middle East Studies, University of Arkansas

Radwan Ziadeh — senior fellow at the federally funded Washington think tank, the US Institute of Peace (the USIP Board of Directors is packed with alumni of the defense department and the national security council; its president is Richard Solomon, former adviser to Kissinger at the NSC). In February he joined an elite bunch of Washington hawks to sign a letter calling upon Obama to intervene in Syria: his fellow signatories include James Woolsey (former CIA chief), Karl Rove (Bush Jr’s handler), Clifford May (Committee on the Present Danger) and Elizabeth Cheney, former head of the Pentagon’s Iran-Syria Operations Group. Close allies in US House of Representatives and Senate.

Ausama Monajed — Commentator on Al Jazeera, owned by the dictatorship of Qatar. Blogger for Huffington Post. Adviser to SNC president and “the Founder and Director of Barada Television”, a pro-opposition satellite channel based in Vauxhall, south London. In 2008, a few months after attending Syria In-Transition conference, Monajed was back in Washington, invited to lunch with George W Bush, along with a handful of other favoured dissidents. Recipient of large amounts of State Department funding through its front organization The Democracy Council.

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Syrian rebel leader calls for peace with Israel

The marked failure by so-called pro-Palestine solidarity circles in the west to defend the resistant Syrian government lead by Bashar al-Assad becomes even more ridiculous as the evidence that the conspiracy against Syria is first and foremost against the interests of the Palestinian homeland grows with each day.
Over the duration of the crisis in Syria, a number of examples of close cooperation between the Syrian opposition and senior figures from the zionist entity (Israel) have surfaced in the media that is not controlled by the NATO and puppet GCC nations.
One of those included a telephone conversation between Radwan Ziyade and Mouhammad Abdallah from the so-called “Syrian National Council” begging Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barack for more support.
There have also been numerous instances reported in Syrian media of Syrian security forces seizing weapons from insurgents that originate from the zionist entity.
The visit by staunchly pro-zionist US senators John McCain and Joe Liebrman to Syrian rebels in order to support their call for more weapons, was also unequivocal.
No doubt so-called supporters of Palestine will find some way to dismiss the latest proof that the conspiracy against Bashar al-Assad’s Syria plays directly into the hands of the zionists.
Yesterday, the Times of Israel covered Syrian rebel leader, Nofal al-Dalawibi’s, comments that Israel had nothing to fear from a Syria run by the rebels.
The same article acknowledges the tough time the zionist entity has confronted over the decades under Baathist Syria, a fact which self professed pro-Palestinians choose to ignore. It adds: “Dalawibi’s interview marked the potential beginning of a change from that mindset, should the Syrian opposition struggle prevail.”
The zionists are clear, Assad’s Syria is bad for them and good for the future of a Palestinian homeland. And those who claim to support Palestine but fail to defend Assad’s Syria are playing perfectly into the zionists hands.

The March to War: Iran and the Strategic Encirclement of Syria and Lebanon

by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

The encirclement of Syria and Lebanon has long been in the works. Since 2001, Washington and NATO have started the process of cordoning off Lebanon and Syria. The permanent NATO presence in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Syrian Accountability Act are part of this initiative. It appears that this roadmap is based on a 1996 Israeli document aimed at controlling Syria. The document’s name is A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm.

The 1996 Israeli document, which included prominent U.S. policy figures as authors, calls for “rolling back Syria” in 2000 or afterward. The roadmap outlines pushing the Syrians out of Lebanon, diverting the attention of Damascus by using an anti-Syrian opposition in Lebanon, and then destabilizing Syria with the help of both Jordan and Turkey. This has all respectively occurred from 2005 to 2011. This is also why the anti-Syrian March 14 Alliance and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) were created in Lebanon.

As a first step towards all this the 1996 document even calls for the removal of President Saddam Hussein from power in Baghdad and even alludes to the balkanization of Iraq and forging a strategic regional alliance against Damascus that includes a Sunni Muslim Arab “Central Iraq.” The sectarian nature of this project is very obvious as are its ties to opposing a so-called “Shiite Crescent.” The roadmap seeks to foment sectarian divisions as a means of conquering Syria and creating a Shiite-Sunni rift that will oppose Iran and keep the Arab monarchs in power. Continue reading