Tag "Bosnia/Kosovo redux in Libya – now in Syria"

Syrian rebels set to execute Ukrainian journalist

RT reports: NGOs are urging Syrian rebels to release a Ukrainian journalist, Anhar Kochneva, who is set to be executed Thursday. Meanwhile the group behind the kidnapping warned it would now target all Russians, Ukrainians and Iranians on Syrian soil. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), ARTICLE 19, the International Press Institute and Reporters Without Borders issued a joint statement expressing deep concern about Kochneva’s life and urging the leadership

The Syrian chemical weapons canard – a preparation for a false flag?

When all the nonsense about the Syrians “combining the precursors of their binary chemical weapons” began I dismissed it all as the usual imperial demonization of the latest “new Hitler”, but now this entire topic is taking on a more ignominious character because the Israelis and the Americans are now openly threatening some kind of “consequences” if “Assad uses his chemical weapons against his people”.  Some are also mentioning the

RT TV interviews Syrian President Bashar Assad

Comment: This is the first full-length interview of Bashar Assad I have seen and I have to admit that I am favorably impressed: while Assad does not strike me as particularly impressive, he is most definitely not a clown like Gaddafi or megalomaniac like Saddam. Sofiko Shevarnadze did an excellent job of asking him the right questions, and he did a rather good job answering them. What I miss most

Meet the FSA

Just imagine what these people will do if they ever come to power…From Bosnia, to Kosovo, to Chechnia, to Libya, these folks have always had the same modus operandi: committing the worst type of atrocities while screaming Allahu Akbar!  I cannot imagine a worse blasphemy.Yet, these are the people which the US/EU – and some doubleplusgoodtinking imbeciles in the blogosphere – are trying to put in power in Syria.  Sure,

Orthodox priest kidnapped in Damascus found dead

Agenzia Fides reports: The body of the Greek-Orthodox priest Fr. Fadi Jamil Haddad, pastor of the church of St. Elias in Qatana, was found today in the Jaramana neighborhood (north of Damascus) not far from the place where he was kidnapped, on October 19, by unidentified armed group (see Fides 24/10/2012). This was confirmed to Fides by Fr. Haddad’s Greek-Orthodox confrere, who asked for anonymity. “ His body was horribly

Syrian wheel of fortune spins China’s way

By Peter Lee for the Asia Times The question before the People’s Republic of China (PRC) leadership is how badly it misplayed its hand on Syria. Or did it? Certainly, the solution advocated by Russia and China – a coordinated international initiative to sideline the insurrection in favor of a negotiated political settlement between the Assad regime and its domestic opponents – is a bloody shambles. As articulated in the

Syrian Blood Etches a New Line in the Sand

By Pepe Escobar for the Asia Times (via the always excellent “Information Clearing House“) Once upon a time, early in the previous century, a line in the sand was drawn, from Acre to Kirkuk. Two colonial powers — Britain and France — nonchalantly divided the Middle East between themselves; everything north of the line in the sand was France’s; south, it was Britain’s. Many blowbacks — and concentric tragedies —

WMD used to justify yet another illegal intervention?

Did you hear how Susan Rice adamantly told the UNSC yesterday that the US/NATO resolution which Russia and China vetoed did not in the least authorize a military intervention and that the US had no such plans? Here a headline from today’s Jerusalem Post: ‘US, Israel discuss destroying Syrian weapons’ The United States and Israel were in discussions over whether Israel should take out Syrian weapons facilities as the regime

British propaganda reaches a new low

Latest BBC headline: “Syria: Assad regime ‘ready to use chemical weapons’. It’s not only the BBC, by the way, this story has spread like a wildfire: I guess that this is how a total canard becomes a “newsflash” even though it is based on exactly nothing. Indeed, check out what some ex-Assadist turncoat actually said: “Asked if he thought President Assad might use chemical weapons against the opposition, Mr Fares

Meet the folks who are now trying to seize power in Syria

A new video of Gaddafi’s murderers having a great time playing with his dead body has recently emerged.  Look at the faces of these folks, their attitude, their “playful” joy at having fun with the body of a dead man. These are the exact same crazed Wahabi thugs who are now trying to overthrow Assad in Syria and whom the West, and some terminally stupid Arabs, is now arming and

The Syrian Opposition: Who’s Doing The Talking?

By Charlie Skelton for The Guardian via (Information Clearing House) The media have been too passive when it comes to Syrian opposition sources, without scrutinising their backgrounds and their political connections. Time for a closer look …  A nightmare is unfolding across Syria, in the homes of al-Heffa and the streets of Houla. And we all know how the story ends: with thousands of soldiers and civilians killed, towns and

High level defection from, and heavy battles in, Syria

The BBC, CBS and other are reporting this morning that Syrian Republican Guard Brigadier General Manaf Tlass has “defected” to France via Turkey.  According to CBS: Brig Gen Manaf Tlass The al-Arabiya television network quoted French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius as saying the defected general was already on his way to Paris, where he is known to have many personal connections, and where the international “Friends of Syria” conference was

Syria and Turkey’s Phantom War

Pepe Escobar for the Asia Times Once upon a time, not too long ago, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was the prime proponent of a foreign policy dubbed “zero problems with our neighbors” – derided by many in the West as “new-Ottomanism”. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) meets this Tuesday in Brussels not only to craft its response to a Turkish F-4 Phantom jet shot being down by Syria’s

About totally misreading Moscow on Syria and Muslim units in the Russian military

Press TV recently interviewed Webster Tarpley in a report Press TV entitled Russia will confront any US-led attack on Syria. In that interview, Tarpley mentioned an article in the rather reputable Russian newspaper Nezavisimaia Gazeta which, according to Tarpley, mentioned the preparation of one Motor-Rifle Division, one Airborne Division and one Spetsnaz Brigade for this operation, I looked up the article and I found it (here).  Tarpley made it sound

Anti-Shia plans finalized by NWO elites?

The leaders of the New World Order are clearly engaged in major and intense consultations of how to deal with the “Shia problem”.  Check out this agenda: May 18th – May 19th: G8 Summit in Camp David, MD. May 20th – May 21st: NATO summit in Chicago, Il. May 31st – June 1st: Bilderberg Conference in Chantilly, VA. On the agenda?  Syria and Iran, of course, at least according to

Clueless Arab and Palestinian leaders and pundits: “¡Que se vayan todos!”

Two huge explosions killed and wounded scores of people in Damascus.  The government accused the opposition, which, in turn, accused the government.  And then this, today: in a video posted online the Islamist group al-Nusra Front says it carried out two bomb attacks in the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday (the original quote in BBC’s newspeak was: “A video posted online in the name of Islamist group, al-Nusra Front, says

This is what the “bleeding hearts for Syria” will bring to that country if they succeed in taking power

This is the type of “freedom” and “democracy” which the “bleeding hearts for Libya” and other assorted “humanitarians” brought to Libya: people treated like animals (literally: they are caged in a zoo) and forced to eat their national flag: And this is also what the “bleeding hearts for Syria” will bring to that country if they succeed in taking power.