Archive for Oktober 5th, 2013

5. Oktober 2013

Wikileaks: Washington und London bilden seit 2011 Opposition aus, um Sturz des »Assad-Regime« herbeizuführen

Die Unruhen, die im März 2011 infolge innenpolitischer Probleme in Syrien ausbrachen, waren offenbar die goldene Gelegenheit für die USA, Großbritannien und Saudi-Arabien, ihre Umsturzpläne umzusetzen. Wikileaks veröffentlichte im Februar 2012 E-Mails zwischen der privaten Sicherheitsfirma Stratfor und dem Pentagon. Daraus geht hervor, daß das Pentagon die Ausbildung von Oppositionstruppen durch die USA und Großbritannien seit 2011 bestätigte. Ziel sei, den Sturz der syrischen Führung (»Assad-Regime«) von innen auszulösen.

On Monday February 27th, 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files, over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered “global intelligence” company Stratfor. The e-mails date between July 2004 and late December 2011.

Here leaked emails from the private intelligence firm Stratfor including notes from a meeting with Pentagon officials confirmed US-UK training of Syrian opposition forces since 2011 aimed at eliciting “collapse” of Assad’s regime “from within.” in the Wikileaks files dated December 6, 2011

INSIGHT – military intervention in Syria

Released on 2012-03-06 07:00 GMT
Email-ID     1671459
Date     2011-12-07 00:49:18

A few points I wanted to highlight from meetings today –

spent most of the afternoon at the Pentagon with the USAF strategic studies group – guys who spend their time trying to understand and explain to the USAF chief the big picture in areas where they’re operating in. It was just myself and four other guys at the Lieutenant Colonel level, including one French and one British representative who are liaising with
the US currently out of DC.

They wanted to grill me on the strategic picture on Syria, so after that I got to grill them on the military picture. There is still a very low level of understanding of what is actually at stake in Syria, what’s the strategic interest there, the Turkish role, the Iranian role, etc. After a couple hours of talking, they said without saying that SOF teams (presumably from US, UK, France, Jordan, Turkey) are already on the ground focused on recce missions and training opposition forces.

One Air Force intel guy (US) said very carefully that there isn’t much of a Free Syrian Army to train right now anyway, but all the operations being done now are being done out of ‘prudence.’ The way it was put to me was, ‘look at this way – the level of information known on Syrian OrBat this month is the best it’s been since 2001.’ They have been told to prepare contingencies and be ready to act within 2-3 months, but they still stress that this is all being done as contingency planning, not as a move toward escalation.

I kept pressing on the question of what these SOF teams would be working toward, and whether this would lead to an eventual air camapign to give a Syrian rebel group cover. They pretty quickly distanced themselves from that idea, saying that the idea ‘hypothetically’ is to commit guerrilla attacks, assassination campaigns, try to break the back of the Alawite forces, elicit collapse from within. There wouldn’t be a need for air cover, and they wouldn’t expect these Syrian rebels to be marching in columns anyway.

They emphasized how the air campaign in Syria makes Libya look like a piece of cake. Syrian air defenses are a lot more robust and are much denser, esp around Damascus and on the borders with Israel, Turkey. THey are most worried about mobile air defenses, particularly the SA-17s that they’ve been getting recently. It’s still a doable mission, it’s just not an easy one.

The main base they would use is Cyprus, hands down. Brits and FRench would fly out of there. They kept stressing how much is stored at Cyprus and how much recce comes out of there. The group was split on whether Turkey would be involved, but said Turkey would be pretty critical to the mission to base stuff out of there. EVen if Turkey had a poltiical problem withCyprus, they said there is no way the Brits and the FRench wouldn’t use Cyprus as their main air force base. Air Force Intel guy seems pretty co nvinced that the Turks won’t participate (he seemed pretty pissed at them.)

There still seems to be a lot of confusion over what a military intervention involving an air campaign would be designed to achieve. It isn’t clear cut for them geographically like in Libya, and you can’t just create an NFZ over Homs, Hama region. This would entail a countrywide SEAD campaign lasting the duration of the war. They dont believe air intervention would happen unless there was enough media attention on a massacre, like the Ghadafi move against Benghazi. They think the US would have a high tolerance for killings as long as it doesn’t reach that very public stage. Theyre also questiioning the skills of the Syrian forces that are operating the country’s air defenses currently and how
signfiicant the Iranian presence is there. Air Force Intel guy is most obsessed with the challenge of taking out Syria’s ballistic missile capabilities and chem weapons. With Israel rgiht there and the regime facing an existential crisis, he sees that as a major complication to any military intervention.

5. Oktober 2013

[RT] Saudi black op team behind Damascus chem weapons attack – diplomatic sources

[RT] Saudi black op team behind Damascus chem weapons attack – diplomatic sources – The August chemical weapons attack in the Syrian capital’s suburbs was done by a Saudi Arabian black operations team, Russian diplomatic sources have told a Russian news agency.

“Based on data from a number of sources a picture can be pieced together. The criminal provocation in Eastern Ghouta was done by a black op team that the Saudi’s sent through Jordan and which acted with support of the Liwa Al-Islam group,” a source in the diplomatic circles told Interfax.

5. Oktober 2013

[Junge Welt] »Kämpfer werden zu Mördern«

[Junge Welt] »Kämpfer werden zu Mördern«
Gespräch mit Jürgen Todenhöfer. Über seine Begegnungen mit Baschar Al-Assad, die Politik der USA, Ächtung des Krieges sowie eine friedliche Lösung des Syrienkonflikts
Interview: Thomas Wagner Jürgen Todenhöfer (geb. 1940) war achtzehn Jahre lang Abgeordneter im Deutschen Bundestag und Sprecher der CDU/CSU für Entwicklungspolitik und Rüstungskontrolle. Mehr als zwanzig Jahre war er Manager eines großen europäischen Medienunternehmens. Heute arbeitet er als freier Publizist.

5. Oktober 2013

Uranium Film Festival Berlin 2013 – Vom 3.-7.10. im regenbogenKINO

Vom 3.-7.10. findet das Uranium Film Festival Berlin 2013 statt
Lausitzer Straße 22
Berlin – Kreuzberg
Hier das Programm

Klicke, um auf uraniumfilmfestivalberlin2013.pdf zuzugreifen


Das Uranium Film Festival ist das weltweit einzige Festival, das sich der gesamten Atomkette gewidmet hat: Vom Uranbergbau bis zum Atommüll; von Hiroshima bis Falluja & Fukushima. Das Festival will zur Aufklärung über atomare und radioaktive Gefahren beitragen & neue unabhängige Produktionen zu diesem, für Gegenwart und Zukunft der Menschheit wichtigen Thema anregen. Auch wenn Länder wie Österreich, Italien oder Deutschland aus der Atomenergie ausgestiegen sind oder aussteigen wollen, wird die Menschheit schon aufgrund des bereits produzierten radioaktiven Abfalls noch über Tausende von Jahren weiter mit radioaktiven Gefahren leben müssen. Zudem investieren Länder wie Brasilien, Frankreich, China, Südafrika & Indien weiter in Atomkraft. Uranbergbau. Ideologiefreie Aufklärung über Radioaktivität, Kernkraft & atomare Gefahren ist weiterhin notwendig.

Das Uranium Film Festival ist ein Projekt kulturellen Nichtregierungsorganisation Yellow Archives (Gelbes Archiv) mit Sitz in Rio de Janeiro. Das Festival findet jährlich Mai/Juni in Rio de Janeiro statt und reist anschliessend mit ausgewählten Filmen in andere Städte und Länder. Das Festival war bereits zu Gast in: São Paulo, Recife, João Pessoa, Fortaleza & Salvador, Lissabon, Porto, Peniche & Nisa in Portugal, in Berlin sowie in Indien in Neu Delhi und 9 weiteren Städten. Nächste Stationen sind München sowie Window Rock & Santa Fe in den USA.

5. Oktober 2013

[The Mainichi] China news agency says Ja

[The Mainichi]
China news agency says Japan-U.S. defense alliance on dangerous path
BEIJING (Kyodo) — China`s official Xinhua News Agency expressed alarm Thursday at the Japan-U.S. defense alliance after Tokyo and Washington agreed to revise guidelines on cooperation in security issues, saying the alliance is moving on a dangerous path.

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