West’s Syrian Narrative Based on “Guy in British Apartment”

Opposition propagandist in England apartment is, and has been, the sole source cited by the Western press.
By Tony Cartalucci, LandDestroyer Report

June 4, 2012 – The “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights” has been cited by the Western media for over a year in nearly every report, regardless of which news agency, be it AFP, AP, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, BBC, or any of the largest Western newspapers. One would believe this to be a giant sprawling organization with hundreds of members working hard on the ground, documenting evidence in Syria with photographs and video, while coordinating with foreign press to transparently and objectively “observe” the “human rights” conditions in Syria, as well as demonstrate their methodologies. Surely that is the impression the Western media attempts to relay to its readers.

However, astoundingly, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is none of these things. Instead, it is merely a single man, sitting behind a computer in a British apartment, who alleges he receives “phone calls” with information always incriminating the Syrian government, and ever glorifying the “Free Syrian Army.” In fact, Reuters even admitted this in their article, “Coventry – an unlikely home to prominent Syria activist,” and even concedes that this man, “Rami Abdulrahman,” is openly part of the Syrian opposition who seeks the end of the Syrian government. Abdulrahman admits that he had left Syria over 10 years ago, has lived in Britain ever since, and will not return until “al-Assad goes.”

Photo: From Reuters: “Rami Abdelrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, leaves the Foreign and Commonwealth Office after meeting Britain’s Foreign Secretary, William Hague, in central London November 21, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor” Abdelrahman is not the “head” of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, he is the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, run out of his British apartment as a one-man operation. 

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The Road To Tehran Goes Through Damascus

Written by Nile Bowie

Source: Nile Bowie’s Website

Between the chaos and artillery fire unfolding in Homs and Damascus, the current siege against the Ba’athist State of Bashar al-Assad parallels events of nearly a century ago. In efforts to maintain its protectorate, the French government employed the use of foreign soldiers to smother those seeking to abolish the French mandated, Fédération Syrienne. While former Prime Minister Faris al-Khoury argued the case for Syrian independence before UN in 1945, French planes bombed Damascus into submission. Today, the same government – in addition to the United States and its client regimes in Libya and Tunisia – enthusiastically recognize the Syrian National Council as the legitimate leadership of Syria. Although recent polls funded by the Qatar Foundation claim 55% of Syrians support the Assad regime, the former colonial powers have made a mockery of the very democratic principles they tout.
Irrespective to the views of the Syrian people, their fate has long been decided by forces operating beyond their borders. In a speech given to the Commonwealth Club of California in 2007 retired US Military General Wesley Clark speaks of a policy coup initiated by members of the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). Clark cites a confidential document handed down from the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 2001 stipulating the entire restructuring of the Middle East and North Africa. Portentously, the document allegedly revealed campaigns to systematically destabilize the governments of Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Syria, Lebanon and Iran.Under the familiar scenario of an authoritarian regime systematically suppressing peaceful dissent and purging large swaths of its population, the mechanisms of geopolitical stratagem have freely taken course. Continue reading

Fugitive Syrian former vice-president, Khaddam, called on the British PM to take military action against Syria

A fugitive Syrian politician who is leading an opposition group in France has called on the British Prime Minister to take military action against Damascus government raising suspicions that London wants to repeat the Libyan scenario in Syria

Abdul-Halim Khaddam, former vice-president to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, who is viewed as an opportunist in Syria, formed the National Committee to Support the Syrian unrest in Paris back in November with as little as 65 members and is now urging British PM David Cameron to help him back into the Syrian politics.

The opposition organization Khaddam leads wrote in a letter to Cameron that Syria is the main “tool” in the hands of an Irano-Russian coalition, which he described as risky.

“The brave decision by the British government and the countries that are aware of the risks of such a coalition, whose main tool is currently the ruling government in Syria, need to use military power to topple that government,” al-Alam news website quoted the letter as reading.

Khaddam’s choice of Cameron to write to, raises suspicions that Britain is plotting to devise a scenario in Syria similar to Libya.  Continue reading

Britain, allies breed violence in Syria

Britain and its NATO allies have launched a propaganda campaign based on blatant lies by alleged human rights activists and a network of duplicity and deception to ignite a war on Syria.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has been the main source of these blatant lies, receives all its reports via phone and YouTube videos from inside Syria, none of which could be verified or authenticated independently or officially, it has been revealed.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is also working in close coordination with both US-funded NGOs and British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

As far as the UN Human Right Council’s report about the situation in Syria is concerned, it has recently been revealed that the report entitled Syrian “crimes against humanity” was actually co-authored by Karen Koning AbuZayd, a director of the US Washington-based corporate think-tank, ‘Middle East Policy Council’, that includes Exxon men, CIA agents, US military and government representatives, and even the president of the US-Qatar Business Council, which includes amongst its membership, Al-Jazeera, Chevron, Exxon, munitions manufacturer Raytheon, and Boeing.

The UN report itself contained no verifiable evidence, but rather hearsay accounts recorded in Geneva by alleged “victims” “witnesses,” and “defectors,” put forth by “all interested persons and organizations.” In other words, the UN report was an open invitation for Syria’s enemies to paint whatever image of the ruling government they pleased.

While critics claim this is due to the Syrian government’s lack of cooperation with the UN, it is more likely that the UN itself, with a proven track record of doing so in Iraq, the Ivory Coast, and most recently Libya, is merely complicit in providing “window dressing” for Wall Street and London’s otherwise naked military conquests.

Now, the so-called “evidence” from Syria has turned out to be a complete fraud, derived by opposition “witnesses” and compiled by a corporate D.C. think-tank director into a UN “human rights report.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights serves as the exclusive source of those “reports” coming out of Syria despite the fact that it is actually, entirely based in London.

While it is verified that the NGOs it works in tandem with are U.S-funded, the Observatory itself fails to publish where its money comes from or the backgrounds of those that constitute its membership.

Meanwhile, it has already been confirmed that NATO-backed Libyan militias are on their way to Syria to oversee the “Free Syria Army,” led by Abdul Belhaj.

Mounting evidence suggests that NATO and its proxies are behind the unrest and increasing violence in Syria, while London-based NGOs like the Observatory disingenuously spin responsibility back onto the Syrian government as part of a malicious hoax aimed at triggering the same genocide and destruction that delivered Libyan into the hands of global corporate-fascism.

After months of denying that the Syrian opposition was armed, the Wall Street-funded think-tank Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) now openly says that not only the “protesters” are armed, but there is a resistance army of 15,000.

It also has already been revealed that weapons are freely flowing over Syrian borders from foreign supporters including Turkey, the Israeli regime and even as far as Libya.

The CFR has, in its report, explored the options available to NATO for facilitating “regime change” in Syria including the use of “overhead surveillance assets, logistical enablers, peacekeepers, armed drones, combat aircraft, ground troops, and smuggled weapons.”

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Source: Press TV

‘West targeting AL Syria mission’ – Western countries are trying to discredit the head of the Arab League mission to Syria

Western countries are trying to discredit the head of the Arab League mission to Syria after he described the situation in the city of Homs as ”reassuring,” a political analyst said

Director of Center for Research on Globalization Professor Michel Chossudovsky told Press TV on Wednesday that the reason behind recent remarks by a number of Western states about not trusting the Arab League mission headed by Sudanese General Mohamed Ahmed Mustafa al-Dabi is that he did not report what they wanted.

He also said that a campaign is already under way to discredit General Dabi, with opposition group, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, accusing Dabi of giving President Bashar al-Assad cover for crackdown.

”First of all, the foreign based Syrian opposition group initially supported the Arab League mission and in fact, they were pushing for this Arab League mission and now because the Arab League mission with 150 observers and 20 people are going to stay on have come up with a much more sort of critical assessment of what is happening, they are now saying that they do not trust the Arab League mission and they say that [they are] deeply critical of the mission saying it will simply give al-Assad cover for his crackdown”, Chossudovsky said.

He also said that Dabi’s remarks have confirmed Damascus’ view that armed groups backed by foreign countries are responsible for months of unrest in Syria.

”I think that General Dabi’s statements confirm what many independent reports have been saying for months in that the situation is one of an armed insurrection and foreign interference in the affairs of a sovereign state namely Syria and that the situation on the ground which the mission has observed does not correspond to what the media has been feeding us in the last few months –I am talking about the Western media– largely based on information from the Syria observatory in London which we know is supported by the Western military alliance and which is in permanent .. with the US foreign office,” he added.

Chossudovsky also blamed Turkey and the NATO for fueling unrest in Syria by supporting and funding armed groups.

Source: PressTV