Archive for August 26th, 2013

26. August 2013

Syria: We’ll Strike Israel If US Attacks

Syrian government has “strategic weapons aimed at Israel”
Aug 26, 2013

A senior Syrian official has warned that Israel will “come under fire” should the United states pursue any military aggression against the Assad regime.

As reported by the Israeli news site Ynet [1], Halef al-Muftah, a leading member of the Syrian Ba’ath national council, and a former aide to the Syrian media minister said today that the Syrian government has “strategic weapons aimed at Israel.”

Making the comments on an American Arabic radio station, Muftah added that Damascus views Israel as being “behind the aggression” and therefore will be retaliated against should the US strike Syria.

The official also stated that the Syrian government would not be beholden to threats from the US, and added “If the US or Israel err through aggression and exploit the chemical issue, the region will go up in endless flames, affecting not only the area’s security, but the world’s.”

Over the weekend, reports emerged suggesting that Israeli intelligence has definitive proof that the chemical attacks last week were carried out by the Syrian army.

According to the German publication Focus [2], the Israel Defense Forces Unit 8200, the IDF’s signals intelligence unit, intercepted communications of the Syrian army during the attack.

“A former Mossad officer told FOCUS the analysis has clearly shown that the bombardment with poison gas missiles was made by Syrian government forces,” reports [2] the publication.

Military hawk Professor John Schindler of the U.S. Naval War College tweeted about the story Sunday, adding that Israel swiftly shared the information with the US and other allies.

As Infowars reported [4] today, demand for gas masks in Israel is soaring in anticipation of western air strikes on Syria that could heighten the chances of Israel coming under chemical weapons attack from its northern neighbor.

With talk of US and UK led air strikes being only days away [5], the German government also confirmed Monday that it would support international military action against Syria, should it be confirmed that the Assad regime was behind chemical attacks.

A spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel said that if UN inspectors are able to confirm the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government “it must be punished.”

Turkey also stated that it would join an international coalition against Syria, led by the US and the UK.

“Currently 36-37 countries are discussing these alternatives. If a coalition is formed against Syria in this process, Turkey would take its place in this coalition.” said Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu [6].

Davutoglu also suggested that military action could be taken without a UN mandate.

“We always prioritize acting together with the international community, with United Nations decisions. If such a decision doesn’t emerge from the UN Security Council, other alternatives … would come onto the agenda,” Davutoglu told the Milliyet daily.

British foreign secretary William Hague repeated those sentiments in an interview with the BBC [7].

“Is it possible to respond to chemical weapons without complete unity on the UN Security Council? I would argue yes it is otherwise it might be impossible to respond to such outrages, such crimes, and I don’t think that’s an acceptable situation,” Hague said.

The Russian government has reacted to the beat of the war drum against Syria with anger. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a press conference [8] that any use of force in Syria without a UN mandate would violate international law and constitute a “repetition of past mistakes.”

“[The] West is unable to present evidence of the involvement of the Syrian authorities in chemical attacks, but states that ‘red line’ in situation has been passed”, said Lavrov, according to the Voice of Russia.

“You can’t fight regime only because you don’t personally like the dictator leading it and not fight some regimes where you like the dictator,” Lavrov added.

“The use of force without the approval of the United Nations Security Council is a very grave violation of international law,” Lavrov said.

“If anybody thinks that bombing and destroying the Syrian military infrastructure, and leaving the battlefield for the opponents of the regime to win, would end everything – that is an illusion,” Lavrov added.

The Russian official also discussed the fact that Syrian rebels have been accused of using chemical weapons then blaming the Syrian government. He specifically referred to the fact that hundreds of videos showing apparent victims of the chemical weapons attack in Syria were uploaded to YouTube on August 20 [9], a day before media reports say the attack actually happened.

“There is information that videos were posted on the internet hours before the purported attack, and other reasons to doubt the rebel narrative.” Lavrov noted

“Those involved with the incident wanted to sabotage the upcoming Geneva peace talks. Maybe that was the motivation of those who created this story. The opposition obviously does not want to negotiate peacefully.”

“The experts in Syria have the mandate to determine if chemical weapons were used, and if so, which ones, but not who unleashed this attack” Lavrov told the gathered media.,7340,L-4422473,00.html,7340,L-4422300,00.html


Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.

26. August 2013

[commondreams] Colombia — Ignored by Eng

[commondreams] Colombia — Ignored by English-language media, rural uprisings spread across industries as hundreds of thousands protest US -backed government. A nationwide strike in Colombia—which started as a rural peasant uprising and spread to miners, teachers, medical professionals, truckers, and students—reached its 7th day Sunday as at least 200,000 people blocked roads and launched protests against a U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and devastating policies of poverty and privatization pushed by US-backed right-wing President Juan Manuel Santos.

26. August 2013

9/11 und Syrien: Inszenierter Terrorismus als Kriegsvorwand

Seit den Terroranschlägen von 9/11 ist es ein immenses Problem, dass grosse Teile der Antikriegsbewegung und der Linken es nicht wagen, die Strategie des Angriffs unter falscher Flagge in den Mittelpunkt der Debatte zu rücken. Die Strategie der Kriegstreiber, wie am 11.9.2001 in den USA, mit inszeniertem Terror und Massenmedien, die Bevölkerung des Westens zu manipulieren.

Dies bedeutet jetzt faktisch, dass die Antikriegsbewegung selbst angesichts eines unmittelbar drohenden Angriffs auf Syrien, allergrößte Probleme damit hat, offen die Wahrscheinlichkeit eines Angriffs unter falscher Flagge zu thematisieren.
Konkret im Fall eines angeblich vom „Regime“ ausgeführten Giftgasangriffs, der als Kriegsvorwand gegen Assad dienen soll.

Inzenierter Terrorismus, Anschläge unter falscher Flagge und Kriegspropaganda machen so aus Syrien und seinen Soldaten und Bürgern, die sich gegen einen verdeckten und jetzt bald auch offenen Angriffskrieg des Westens verteidigen, Täter und Unmenschen, gegen die Krieg geführt werden darf und muss.

Zwei Weltkriege und geschichtliche Katastrophen wie der Naziholocaust als letzte Konsequenz von Nationalismus, Rassismus u. Kriegstreiberei müssen uns immer gegenwärtig bleiben.

12 Jahre nach 9/11 ist das Imperium auf dem besten Weg, das vierte Land in Folge unter dem Deckmantel des Kriegs gegen den Terror zu attackieren. Der ehemalige NATO Befehlshaber, der US General a.D. Wesley Clark, sagte in mehreren Interviews, dass die Kriege gegen Libyen, Syrien und den Iran bereits vor Jahren geplant wurden.

Die internationale Petition fordert Krieg als Mittel der Konfliktlösung international zu ächten, darüber hinaus wird der Truppenabzug aus Afghanistan und dem Irak gefordert. Im zweiten Forderungspunkt wird eine neue unabhängige Untersuchung des 11. September verlangt. Die internationale Erklärung wurde 2007 im Coop Antikriegscafe in Berlin verfasst und ist aktueller denn je. Zwar war vor 6 Jahren Syrien noch kein Thema, der Iran war jedoch bereits das Ziel der Kriegspropaganda:

Über 1500 Architekten und Bauingenieure haben eine Petition unterzeichnet,
in der der US-Kongress auffordert wird, eine unabhängige
Untersuchungskommission zum 11. September einzusetzen.

26. August 2013

[Haaretz] Analysis || Jihadists, not Ass

[Haaretz] Analysis || Jihadists, not Assad, apparently behind reported chemical attack in Syria
Intelligence reports suggest jihadists among the Syria rebels have technical know-how to produce chemical warheads.

26. August 2013

Air Force Removes Nuke Commander Citing

Air Force Removes Nuke Commander Citing ‘Loss of Confidence’
Latest Move ‚Unrelated‘ to Recent Inspection Failures

26. August 2013

[washingtontimes] Syrian rebels used Sar

[washingtontimes] Syrian rebels used Sarin nerve gas, not Assad’s regime: U.N. official
Testimony from victims strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin nerve gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior U.N. diplomat said Monday.
Carla del Ponte, a member of the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.

26. August 2013

Gedanken zu Heckenschützen und ihren Hin

Gedanken zu Heckenschützen und ihren Hintermännern #antikriegtv #stopnato #antiwar

26. August 2013

Syrien: Drohende MIlitärintervention – A

Syrien: Drohende MIlitärintervention – Aufmarsch gegen Assad #antikriegtv #stopnato #antiwar

26. August 2013

Syrien: Westen sucht Kriegsvorwand http:

Syrien: Westen sucht Kriegsvorwand #antikriegtv #stopnato #antiwar

26. August 2013

[Telepolis] Das „Endspiel“ der globale

[Telepolis] Das „Endspiel“ der globalen Finanzmarkt-Deregulierung
Geheimes Memo von Timothy Geithner an Larry Summers bestätigt Verschwörungstheorien über einen Pakt des US-Finanzministeriums mit der Wall Street zur weltweiten Deregulierung der Finanzmärkte

26. August 2013

[globalresearch] The Forbidden Truth: Th

The Forbidden Truth: The U.S. is Channeling Chemical Weapons to Al Qaeda in Syria, Obama is a Liar and a Terrorist
Who has Crossed the „Red Line“? Barack Obama and John Kerry are Supporting a Terrorist Organization on the State Department List

26. August 2013

[Tagesschau] NSA-Spionage im UN-Hauptqua

NSA-Spionage im UN-Hauptquartier?
Der US-Geheimdienst NSA hat laut einem Medienbericht auch die Zentrale der Vereinten Nationen in New York abgehört. Der NSA sei es im Sommer 2012 gelungen, die Verschlüsselung der internen UN-Videokonferenzanlage zu knacken, berichtete der „Spiegel“ unter Berufung auf geheime Dokumente.

26. August 2013

[hintergrund] Totaler Machtmissbrauch Da

Totaler Machtmissbrauch
Das aggressive Verhör und der Einschüchterungsversuch des Kuriers der britischen Tageszeitung Guardian, David Miranda, in London hat ein Nachspiel.

26. August 2013

IMI-Standpunkt 2013/043 Giftgas in Syrie

IMI-Standpunkt 2013/043
Giftgas in Syrien: Cui bono?
von: Jürgen Wagner

%d Bloggern gefällt das: