Saturday 11 February 2012

Nato Libyan Brothers at work in Homs

In the first physical evidence of their participation in the fighting inside Syrian territory, today the Libyan Islamist sites acknowledged the fall of three Libyans fighting in Bab AMR in Homs. It is learned that the dead three were brothers ” Talal Waleed Alfitouri ” and “ Ahmed Walid Alfitouri ”, and the third is their comrade Ahmed Jalal alakori ” 
Benghazi channel site and Al-Mukhtar revolution site confirmed this information  indicating that three were killed Monday when the Syrian army began military operations in Homs.

The February 17 revolution - Al-awakir youth's site confirmed the killing of Ahmed Galal Al-AMR in  Bab Amr, noting that Ahmed and his colleagues went month for "Jihad" in Syria.

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US officials: 'Al Qaida behind Syria bombings '


"... The officials cited U.S. intelligence reports on the incidents, which appear to verify Syrian President Bashar Assad's charges of al Qaida involvement in the 11-month uprising against his rule...
The international terrorist network's presence in Syria also raises the possibility that Islamic extremists will try to hijack the uprising, which would seriously complicate efforts by the United States and its European and Arab partners to force Assad's regime from power...
The U.S. intelligence reports indicate that the bombings came on the orders of Ayman al Zawahiri, the Egyptian extremist who assumed leadership of al Qaida's Pakistan-based central command after the May 2011 death of Osama bin Laden. They suggest that Zawahiri still wields considerable influence over the network's affiliates despite the losses the Pakistan-based core group has suffered from missile-firing CIA drones and other intensified U.S. counterterrorism operations.
U.S. officials said that al Qaida in Iraq, or AQI, began pushing to become involved in Syria as Assad's security forces, igniting large-scale bloodshed. ...Zawahiri finally authorized AQI to begin operations in Syria, the officials said, in what's believed to be the first time that the branch has operated outside of Iraq.
"This was Zawahiri basically taking the shackles off," said a U.S. official with access to the intelligence reports. Like others interviewed for this story, he spoke on condition of anonymity because the issue involves classified information...
Fears of AQI's widening ambitions are one reason why the United States wants to maintain good relations with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki despite concerns over his increasingly autocratic rule, a second U.S. official said.
"We desperately need to partner with him (Maliki) to go after al Qaida. We think we can," the official said. "Because these guys are already spreading. They did the two attacks in Damascus."..."

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Liberation of Libya accomplished with demolition of a monument of Gamal Abdel Nasser in Benghazi

A Libyan  military brigade demolished the late Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser's monument set up by former Libyan regime in Benghazi in Abdel Nasser Street Benghazi. The monument was destroyed  by bulldozers and hammers.

He and Wisam ibn Humayd, an adviser to President of NTC Mustafa Abdeljalil told the solidarity news agency that our presence here is to protect citizens and secure the demolition without chaos, but we have nothing to with the demolition
تمثال جمال عبد الناصر في بنغازى 
تم اليوم هدم تمثال جمال عبد الناصر في الشارع المسمى بأسمه في بنغازي والذي تغير لشارع الاستقلال #libya #benghazi

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The ‘Cairo 19′ Got What They Deserve

Regime-changers up against the wall in Egypt


Walking along a Moscow street, in 2006, a man picks up a rock and carries it away: nothing about that is suspicious in itself, now is it? Except that the rock was fake, a hollowed out simulation that contained electronic equipment: it was the equivalent of a “drop box” in which Russian agents of British intelligence were able to download information from a hand-held device – likely a mobile phone — and provide it to their British handlers operating out of Her Majesty’s Embassy. One of the individuals secretly filmed by the Russian security bureau retrieving messages was the British official responsible for making disbursements to Russian “human rights” organizations. When the Russians examined the contents of the fake rock, they found it contained information on illegal payments made to Russian individuals working for “human rights” NGOs. Although the Brits denied it at the time, Jonathan Powell, a former chief of staff to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, admitted to the scheme in a recent four-part BBC series on Putin’s Russia.

The admission came at an inconvenient time: during Russia’s tumultuous presidential election, in which the Russian opposition was accusing Vladimir Putin of stealing the vote, and Putin, in turn, was characterizing the opposition as paid tools of Washington. The Americans did nothing to disabuse Russians of this charge: indeed, when the new US Ambassador to the Kremlin, Michael McFaul, arrived in Moscow, he met with leaders of the Russian opposition on his second day in town. As Eric Kraus, a Moscow-based fund manager, put it:

“One should first ask what the reaction would have been in the United States if the British ambassador to Washington began his mandate by throwing an open house for ‘Occupy Wall Street’ – it would have been considered a hostile act. Why is Russia any different? Russia is a sovereign state, not a protectorate, and the job of any ambassador is to facilitate state-to-state relations, not to become a player in domestic politics.”

But of course the US is indeed involved in the domestic politics of practically every nation on earth, and it even has an official agency in charge of such meddling. The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a “public-private” institution that receives direct grants of US tax dollars, which it then funnels abroad via its four main constituent parts: the National Democratic Institute (NDI), affiliated with the Democratic party, the International Republican Institute (IRI), a division of the GOP, the American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACILS), sponsored and partially funded by the AFL-CIO, and the Center for International Private Enterprise, affiliated with the US Chamber of Commerce. Founded in 1984, NED played a key role in undermining the Nicaraguan government at a time when the US government was illegally funding the so-called “contras,” who were carrying out a terrorist campaign against the authorities in Managua.

In 1985, it was revealed the NED had been financing two groups in France, of all places: the National Inter-University Union (UNI), and Force Ouvriere (FO), a labor organization. UNI was an offshoot of the Service for Civic Action, an extremist right-wing terrorist group that had killed several people in the south of France and engaged in drug smuggling. UNI scored $575,000 from NED. FO was in a pitched battle with left-wing unions for supremacy in the French labor movement, and the US funding via NED – to the tune of $830,000 – was seen as an attempt to undermine Francois Mitterand’s socialist government.

In 1989, when Nicaragua’s Sandinista government was being challenged by the opposition — led by newspaper publisher Violeta Chamorro, and her United Nicaraguan Opposition (UNO) — Congress passed a $9 million appropriation for the NED to get involved in the Nicaraguan election. It passed with one restriction, however: none of the money was to be used to help one particular party. In reality, however, almost all the funding went to the UNO. In tandem with the flood of millions of dollars into the opposition, the US unleashed the contras, inflicting unprecedented violence on civilians and wrecking the economy.

The Endowment has been a vital instrument in the deployment of “soft power” to further US interests, acting as a conduit for funding the “color revolutions” that were sparked by US-funded activists in Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, and the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. It is, in short, a weapon in the US arsenal designed to effect “regime change” in countries deemed insufficiently enthusiastic about becoming – or staying – a US protectorate.

Although the “Arab Spring” looks to have taken the US by surprise, Washington moved quickly – via the NED and USAID – to coopt the movement. It appears, though, that the Egyptian government – which has just elected a majority Muslim Brotherhood parliament – is having none of it: Cairo recently put NED activists, including the son of the US Secretary of Transportation, on a “no fly” list, and announced it will prosecute a number of individuals, including 19 Americans, for engaging in illegal activities. Washington is outraged, and its amen corner is already mobilizing in support of the “Cairo 19.”

Egypt, like the US, has strict controls on foreign interference in its internal politics: foreign-funded organizations must register with the government, and give a complete accounting of their activities. The US has even stricter controls: foreign contributions to electoral activities on American soil are forbidden by US law, and, in addition, groups receiving funding from foreign governments must register as foreign agents. The penalty for violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine – roughly equivalent (except for the fine) to the penalty faced by the “Cairo 19.”

Neither IRI nor NDI ever registered with the authorities in Egypt: the claim is that they didn’t do so because “the laws required licenses that were almost never granted” and “exerted government control over foreign contributions.” Of course, the New York Times reporter who wrote this neglected to inform his readers that the US absolutely bans any foreign intervention in the electoral process on its own soil. That’s the Americans’ signature stance in the world: one standard for me, and another for thee….

It’s hard to believe anyone with the least bit of objectivity would blame the Egyptians for reacting to interference in their politics the way they have, but Harper’s Scott Horton has stepped into the breach with a polemic that is as unconvincing as it is arrogant.

Horton blames the Muslim Brotherhood for “coddling the military,” and seeking to cement its power by refusing to investigate corruption in the barracks. He writes that the Brotherhood’s pact with the military brought on the prosecution:

“Under attack are the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute — two venerable, congressionally funded organizations linked to America’s two political parties, each with a solid record of accomplishment in the global struggle for democracy.”

From funding the French extreme right to overthrowing the Sandinistas by means of terrorism – that’s a “solid record of accomplishment,” alright, except it has nothing to do with “the global struggle for democracy” and everything to do with advancing Washington’s global ambitions. For Horton, naturally, there is no difference between these two goals – but the inhabitants of the countries whose politics we are meddling in may see it differently.

While speculating the Egyptians could actually “believe that organizations dedicated to promoting democracy are actually working to overthrow the Egyptian state in the interests of some foreign power,” he dismisses this out of hand because “placing the blame for domestic problems on the unseen hand of a foreign foe is an ancient and sometimes effective strategy for a government in extremis.”

Given the NED’s long record of manipulating the internal politics of nations we’ve targeted for “regime change,” is it really all that unreasonable for the Egyptians to suspect something is amiss? Oh, but no, according to Horton:

“Whether they occur in Egypt, Turkey, Russia, Hungary, or Israel, attacks on NGOs, especially those focused on democracy advocacy and human rights, are the hallmark of illiberalism. In Egypt, they demonstrate how the revolution has run off course. And they show the country’s deep-seated suspicion of the United States. The Obama Administration is right to treat these developments with alarm. So should the Egyptians still protesting at Tahrir Square.”

If it’s “illiberal” to resent and oppose foreign interference in domestic politics, then one looks forward to Horton’s call for the abolition of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and similar legislation.

Apart from that, however, a far more important point is Horton’s definition of illiberalism as a refusal to allow such interference: implicit here is the idea that the US government is the agency of a “liberal” ideology which it is duty bound to export abroad. Washington, in this view, is the embodiment of “liberalism,” just as Moscow embodied Leninism in the cold war era. To oppose the activities of the NED and its international affiliates is “illiberal” in the same sense opposing Communist subversion in, say, the Americas, was considered “reactionary” by the Kremlin and its American apologists. The NED is the American version of the old Third International: the obedient instrument of US foreign policy. To question its right to intervene anywhere is to align oneself with the forces of darkness.

Horton’s full-throated defense of the “Cairo 19,” whom he portrays as the defenders of “democracy” and secularism in Egypt, drops the context in which the NED and the US government are operating in the region. He forgets or doesn’t care to remember an awful lot.
In response to the 9/11 attacks, the US embarked on a military and political campaign to “transform” the “swamp” of the Muslim world, starting in Afghanistan and Iraq, and ending in Iran. On the occasion of the NED’s twentieth anniversary, President George W. Bush proclaimed the US was launching a “global democratic revolution” – and there was no doubt its main target was the Middle East. Gen. Wesley Clark related in an interview with Amy Goodman how, ten days after 9/11, a top General revealed to him how the decision to invade Iraq was made bereft of any link to al-Qaeda. Coming back to his informant a few weeks later, Clark said:

“’Are we still going to war with Iraq?’ And the General said ‘Oh, its worse than that.’ He reached over on his desk and picked up a piece of paper. He said, ‘I just got this … from upstairs from the Secretary of Defense’s office today. This is a memo that describes how we are going to take out 7 countries in 5 years. Starting with Iraq, then Syria and Lebanon. Then Libya, Somalia and Sudan. Then finishing off Iran.’”

It’s taken them more than five years, but clearly they’ve made considerable progress so far: Iraq is in the bag, so is Libya, and Sudan has been successfully split in two. As for Somalia, it’s the latest “front” in our endless “war on terrorism,” and we’re gearing up for the Big One: Iran. Once Tehran falls, can Lebanon be far behind?

Egypt figures prominently in all this: it is “the prize,” as neocon theoretician and former LaRouchie Laurent Murawiec put it in an infamous presentation to the Defense Policy Board, in which he and his fellow neocons pushed not only the invasion of Iraq but also a US takeover of the Saudi oil fields and – eventually — “regime change” in Egypt. As Murawiec put it in his remarks to the assembled policymakers, including Richard Perle, Hosni Mubarak’s Egypt – “the fulcrum of the Arab world” — had become “a Malthusian basket case” due to the dictator’s mismanagement:

“The result is an explosive mix. Traditional Moslems and modernist Arabs have been marginalized, hounded out of the public scene, while the virulent press endlessly incites hatred and violence against Israel and the U.S. Fifteen of the nineteen hijackers of 9/11 were Saudis, the remainder were Egyptians.

“… Why not let Mubarak crack down on the Islamists once we have terminated their power elsewhere, and benightedly allow him to stay in power without policies being changed—isn’t he our friend after all? That would be a sure recipe for disaster. The pivot of the Arab world is the most important one to transform in depth. Iraq may be described as the tactical pivot, the point of entry; Saudi Arabia as the strategic pivot; but Egypt, with its mass, its history, its prestige and its potential, is where the future of the Arab world will be decided. Egypt, then, in the new Middle Eastern environment created by our war, can start being reshaped.

“From our standpoint, though, Egypt has to come up at a later stage of the strategic course presented here: it cannot and should not be tackled prior to the fall of Saddam, the cracking of Syria and Hezbollah, and the abasement of the Saudis. It will become possible to tackle the essential issue—that of a useless, dysfunctional tyranny—once the above have been successfully carried out.”
Given the course of our rampage across much of the Middle East to date, is it any wonder Egyptians are suspicious that their turn has come? To add insult to injury, we’re now threatening to withhold the substantial amount we send over there in “foreign aid,” including military assistance. The Egyptians have stuck to their guns, however, and insist they will go through with the prosecution, perhaps because, as thisNew York Times piece on the controversy opined: “But for Washington, revoking the aid would risk severing the tie that for three decades has bound the United States, Egypt and Israel in an uneasy alliance that is the cornerstone of the American-backed regional order.”

That “cornerstone” is now cracked beyond repair, and the US is frantically trying to cement it together: that the NED’s Egyptian operation is being wielded in pursuit of that goal is undeniable. Whether these same US-funded “activists” would be utilized to effect regime-change is a question the Egyptians have a right to ask.

Horton makes his appeal to the protesters of Tahrir Square, and yet those same protesters, as much as many are for democracy, secularism, and modernity, are also fiercely nationalistic – and no friends of our “cornerstone” foreign policy in the region.

Again and again, US policymakers and commentators have underestimated – and misunderstood – the powerful wave of protest that has toppled regimes from Tunisia to Yemen. It isn’t an ideological drive for “democracy,” as such, or one motivated by the economic downturn, although these factors are surely present: what the “Arab Spring” represents is an upsurge of radical nationalism, similar to the pan-Arabism unleashed by Gamal Abdel Nasser in the Egyptian revolution of 1952. In each and every instance, the target of the crowds in the streets has been a regime sporting the West’s imprimatur. Even Gadhafi had finally made his peace with those he once denounced as “imperialists,” and gained a degree of legitimacy in Western circles.

The Arab world has essentially been under occupation by the West since the fall of the Ottomans in the aftermath of World War I. The “anti-colonial” revolutions of the 1950s and 1960s ended in the consolidation of sclerotic regimes that oppressed their own people and – as the cold war petered out – wound up in the Western orbit. Indeed, as Mubarak and Gadhafi prepared their sons to succeed them, these regimes became indistinguishable from the monarchies traditionally backed by Washington and London.

US attempts to hijack and manipulate this nationalist tidal wave, beside being futile, are likely to result in a serious case of “blowback” – unintended and highly unfortunate consequences that will reduce our influence and in the region and provoke an anti-American backlash. We are, in short, playing with fire – and no one should be surprised that, in Egypt and elsewhere, we are being burned.

By the way, before we elevate Sam Lahood, son of US Labor Secretary and former GOP congressman Ray Lahood, to the status of a martyr for “democracy” and “liberalism,” let’s note that his former gig was serving as a censor for the US Occupation Authority in Iraq. Putting him and his fellow “democracy-promoters” on trial is the Egyptians’ way of ensuring he never takes up similar duties in Egypt.
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The Israel Lobby’s Role in Pushing for Regime Change in Syria

The Passionate Attachment

America's unrequited love for Israel

The Israel Lobby’s Role in Pushing for Regime Change in Syria

The ‘Humanitarian’ Road to Damascus

Pro-Israel Groups Outline U.S. Options to Assist Syrian Opposition
By Maidhc Ó Cathail

November 12, 2011

On November 8, the Foreign Policy Initiative and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies jointly issued a discussion paper that outlines “policy options for the United States and like-minded nations to further assist the anti-regime Syrian opposition.” Entitled “Towards a Post-Assad Syria,” the paper advocates imposing “crippling sanctions” on the Assad government, providing assistance to Syrian opposition groups, and imposing no-fly/no-go zones in Syria.
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Sanctioning Syria

The Long Road to Damascus

By Maidhc Ó Cathail

November 16, 2011

In 1996, an Israeli think tank, the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies, prepared “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm” for incoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In that seminal report, the Richard Perle-led study group suggested that Israel could “shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria.” Comprised mainly of American-based pro-Israel advocates, the group stressed, “Most important, it is understandable that Israel has an interest supporting diplomatically, militarily and operationally Turkey’s and Jordan’s actions against Syria, such as securing tribal alliances with Arab tribes that cross into Syrian territory and are hostile to the Syrian ruling elite.”
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Who will watch the watchdog?

The pro-Israel NGO behind NATO’s war on Libya is targeting Syria
By Maidhc Ó Cathail

December 10, 2011

On December 2, the Geneva-based UN Watch welcomed that day’s “strong condemnation” of Syria by a UN Human Rights Council emergency session, and its establishment of a special rapporteur to monitor the situation there following what it called “a global campaign to create the post by a coalition of prominent democracy dissidents and human rights groups” led by UN Watch itself. The non-governmental organization, whose self-appointed mandate is “to monitor the performance of the United Nations by the yardstick of its own Charter,” expressed regret, however, that the UNHRC resolution “paid special deference” to Syria’s “territorial integrity” and “political independence,” decrying the provision as “a clear jab at NATO’s intervention in Libya, and a pre-emptive strike against the principle of the international community’s responsibility to protect civilians under assault.”
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Nato war on Syria spread to Tripoly -Lebanon

Nato Brothers (Hariri Thugs) opened a new front, to prevent the Lebanon's army from stopping arms smugling to Syria

Lebanese Army Sponsors Ceasefire in North after Deadly Clashes
Local Editor
Lebanese army sponsored on Saturday a ceasefire between Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen, hours after fierce clashes killed and injured many.

The army forces were deployed on Saturday. Later, it sponsored a ceasefire between the two sides, al-Manar corresondent said.

The ceasefire was supposed to start at 4:00 pm. However our correspondent reported at around 4:20 that till that time bombs and shootings were still heard.

"At least 14 soldiers are injured, some are seriously", Fadi Mansour, al-Manar Correspondent said.

The army leadership stated that it has taken a decision to “firmly confront all who destabilize the security of the North regardless of their affiliations”.

Fierce clashes in the northern city killed two people and injured 18 others.

A Lebanese security official said that the dead were one of Bab al Tabbaneh and one of Jabal Mohsen.
“18 people were (also) wounded in clashes that continued since Friday between people from the neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tebbaneh”, the official said.

Shooting broke out on Friday as gunmen deployed heavily in the two neighborhoods.
The two sides were firing guns and rocket-propelled grenades at each other in the clashes.

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Gaddafi’s Son Says Libyan People will Wipe Out Ruling Gangs

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Slain Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s son Saadi said Friday that “a nationwide rebellion is brewing against the country's new rulers,” vowing to return to his homeland soon.

Speaking to Al-Arabiya by telephone from neighboring Niger, Saadi said that “seventy percent of Libyans are not satisfied with the current situation," adding that “the Libyan people are being ruled by gangs."

Moreover, he pointed out that "there is a rebellion that is going on day after day, and there will be a rebellion in the entire country."

“There will come a day when the Libyan people will be capable of wiping out these gangs," Saadi Gaddafi further said in reference to the National Transitional Council. Yet, he promised that after his return “I will try to make sure that there are no reprisals or revenge operations.”

The NTC responded to this statement by renewing its call to the Niger authorities to extradite Saadi Kadhafi.

“The NTC requests to the government of Niger to immediately hand over Saadi and other fugitives to the Libyan authorities to maintain its interests and relations with the Libyan people," spokesman Mohamed Nasr Al-Harizi said in a statement.

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Egypt: ‘US Zionist group caught with pants down’

Egypt plans to try 19 members of the US-based National Democratic Institute (NDI), North African region, for interference in Egypt’s internal affairs. US State Department funded NDI has rejected the accusation that its staff is working to fulfill US-Israel agenda in the Muslim African countries.
The offices of several local and international NGOs including Freedom House and the International Republican Institute (IRI) were raided in December by Egyptian authorities as part of a probe into alleged illegal funding.

Senator John Kerry, a Crypto-Jew, has warned Cairo, calling the arrests “a slap on the face” for America. Israel-Firster Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S. Carolina) has warned Cairo that Egypt will lose $1.3 billion military aid if those Americans end up in jail. Zionist Jew Senator Ben Cardin (R-Maryland), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Monday that Washington should “re-evaluate” the bilateral relationship, adding that it was “totally unacceptable” for Egypt to prosecute the activists on charges of illegal funding of aid groups.

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) West Africa - is headed by Ms Barrie Freeman who denies that NDI has a hidden agenda.

However, according to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Ms Barrie Freeman is lying from both sides of her Zionist body. Ron in an article published on October 11, 2003, said:

“The misnamed National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is nothing more than a costly program that takes US taxpayer funds to promote favored politicians and political parties abroad. What the NED does in foreign countries, through its recipient organizations the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI), would be rightly illegal in theUnited States. The NED injects “soft money” into the domestic elections of foreign countries in favor of one party or the other. Imagine what a couple of hundred thousand dollars will do to assist a politician or political party in a relatively poor country abroad. It is particularly Orwellian to call US manipulation of foreign elections “promoting democracy.” How would Americans feel if the Chinese arrived with millions of dollars to support certain candidates deemed friendly to China? Would this be viewed as a democratic development?”.
So whose agenda the NDI staff could be pursuing other that the Zionist entity, which is scared to death with the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Egyptian Judge Sameh Abu Zeid said in Cairo that the NGOs are operating “without license,” and that their work “constitutes pure political activity and has nothing to do with civil society work.”
If convicted, the members of these organizations could be sentenced to five years in prison, according to another judge, Ashraf Ashmawi.
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NATO's Secret War on Syria

My Photo In January, Michel Chossudovsky reported British media confirming UK/CIA/MI6 operatives in Syria training anti-Assad Western-backed insurgents. They're also supplying them with arms, ammunition, and equipment.

 "These reports confirm unequivocally (they're illegally) interfer(ing) in the affairs of a sovereign state. This is not a popular uprising. The insurrection as well as the killings of civilians were sponsored by the Western powers from the outset."

More on this below. Events replicate the Libya model a year earlier.

 In February 2011, US/UK/French special forces and intelligence operatives actively began helping anti-Gaddafi NATO-backed militants. An armed insurgency followed, including bombing weeks later.

A year later, BBC confirmed it, saying:

 "....British special forces were deployed on the ground in order to help the UK'S allies - the Libyan 'revolutionaries' often called the National Transitional Council or NTC."

 Knowledgeable sources said "they did a tremendous job" conquering Libya. "The existence of E Squadron is well known within the special forces community but has not hitherto been discussed publicly. It was formed five years ago to work closely with the intelligence service MI6, and is mainly involved in missions where maximum discretion is required, say Whitehall insiders."

 Composed of SAS, SBS, and Special Reconnaissance Regiment forces, it "often operates in plain clothes and with the full range of national support, such as false identities, at its disposal."

 Last March, other British media provided similar accounts. The London Daily Mail, said "hundreds of British special forces troops have been deployed deep inside Libya targeting Colonel Gaddafi's forces - and more are on standby."

 "It is understood that just under 250 UK special forces soldiers have been in Libya since before the launch of air strikes to enforce the no-fly zone against Gaddafi's forces."

 Another hundred or more were on standby. They were comprised of Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) paratroupers drawn from the SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service). They were resupplied from Cyprus. Moreover, 800 Royal Marines were "on five days notice" to deploy to the Mediterranean.

 Last March, six squadron members were caught red-handed. Dropped in by helicopter, they were dressed in black, well-armed with weapons, explosives, maps and false passports. Britain claimed they arrived to protect diplomats and monitor events in Benghazi, not military operations.

 An official Ministry of Defense statement said, "We neither confirm nor deny the story and we do not comment on the special forces."

 The Libyan model's being replicated in Syria, so far short of bombing. Expect it if current tactics don't achieve regime change.

On February 9, Russia Today ( reported:

 "British and Qatari troops are directing rebel ammunition deliveries and tactics in the bloody battle for Homs," according to the Mossad-connected DEBKAfile.

On February 8, it reported:

 UK and Qatari "special operations units are operating with rebel forces under cover in (Homs), according to DEBKAfile's exclusive military and intelligence sources."

 Allegedly not engaged in fighting, they're tactically aiding and abetting foreign insurgents illegally against a sovereign government.

 DEBKAfile reported an Ankara plan to send Turkish/Arab forces to Homs and other "flashpoint cities." Earlier, Assad said full-scale war would confront Turkish or other forces if they invade.

 On February 8, Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visited Washington for help. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's enlisting support from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states. Anti-Assad pressure's building.

 Qatar's ruling Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, openly admitted supporting insurgents with cash, weapons and munitions. In mid-January, he said he's ready to send troops.

 On February 8, London Daily Mail writer Tim Shipman headlined, "Britain will help Syrian rebels says (PM) Cameron as Assad army bombs continue to rain down on Homs," saying:

 Details of "a three point plan to force" out Assad "were signed off yesterday" at a National Security Council meeting.

According to a Whitehall security source:

 "The training is taking place on a one to one basis with opposition leaders outside Syria." No further information about direct intervention was supplied.

 On February 10, Daily Mail writer Lee Moran quoted a US State Department source saying the Pentagon's considering arming insurgents. Earlier, Obama said no "option(s are) off the table."

 On February 8, London Telegraph writer Alex Spillius headlined, "International 'militarisation' in Syria growing closer, warns US official," saying:

 Washington debate shifted from diplomacy "towards more robust action since Russia and China blocked" Security Council action. "Any plan to supply aid or set up a buffer zone would involve a military dimension to protect aid convoys or vulnerable civilians."

 "The Pentagon Central Command has begun a preliminary internal review of US military capabilities in the region" to provide options if ordered. An unnamed senior US official said "increasingly it looks like (military intervention) may not be avoidable."

 If initiated, regional allies will be involved, including Turkey, Gulf states, and perhaps Israel. Last August, Ria Novosti headlined, "NATO plans campaign in Syria, tightens noose around Iran - Rogozin," saying:

 Russia's NATO envoy Dmitry Rogozin said NATO's planning to oust Assad and establish a beachhead for attacking Iran. Izvestia quoted him saying:

 Planning for a military campaign "is well underway. It could be a logical conclusion of those military and propaganda operations, which have been carried out by certain Western countries against North Africa."

 Rogozin added that NATO plans intervening only against those regimes "whose views do not coincide with those of the West." As a result, he envisioned a possible "large-scale war in this huge region."

 Military intervention now seems likely. Expect regional proxies to be used. Air power support may follow. UK, Qatari, and perhaps other Western elements inside Syria represent initial steps toward what appears planned.

A Final Comment

 The business of America is permanent wars for unchallengeable wealth, power, and dominance, while homeland needs go begging.

 Obama's a war profiteer front man. He plans them while talking peace. Ravaging Afghanistan continues. Thousands of US troops remain in Iraq. Others were repositioned nearby. Increased numbers were added to establish a larger regional footprint, combining air, ground, and naval units for future combat operations.

 Syria's target one, then Iran. Whether full-scale war's planned isn't clear.

 However, proxy operations may develop that way whether or not intended.

 Washington wants total regional dominance. Nothing's off the table to achieve it.

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Marines Commandant apologizes to Jewish groups

The US military leaders did not apology to US Muslim community when a video showing four Marines urinating on three dead Afghan bodies surfaced last month. However, the other day both defence secretary Leon Panetta and US Marine Commandant Gen. James F. Amos apologized to Abraham Foxman, national director of Israel lobby group, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for Marine sniper team in Afghanistan posing in front a flag bearing the symbol Nazi SS. Watch video below.
Another proof that former Israeli prime minister, Gen. Ariel Sharon, was 101% right when he told Shimon Peres on October 3, 2001: “I want to tell you something very clear, don’t worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it“.
Nazi SS (Schutzstaffel) was a special unit that murdered millions of Gypsies, Christians and Jews. The unit included some German Jew officers and soldier too.

The controversial photograph was taken in September 201 but surfaced on an internet blog recently. Immediately, several Jewish groups started a vicious campaign demanding a full investigation and punishment including bringing those in the photograph and anyone who condoned it to court-martial.
This is a complete and total outrage,”said Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Foundation. It seems Mikey too believes that Holocaust is new Jewish religion.

The Corps said in a statement that using the symbol was not acceptable, but the Marines in the photograph would not be disciplined because investigation determined it was a naive mistake.
Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Weisenthal Centre, said he did not buy the explanation that posing with the flag was an innocent mistake and insisted the US public had the right to know what happened (to those Jew-hating Marines!).

Over a decade ago, ADL authored a 144-page guide, entitled “Days of Remembrance” for the Department of Defense (DOD) to teach soldiers how to respect Jewish feelings concerning Holocaust and Israel. Abe Foxman issued a statement on February 10 – praising both Panetta and Amos for their understanding of the Jewish feelings.

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CIA Website brought down by Hackers

by Jonathon Blakeley

2 weeks after I broke with what on the surface looked like a whimisical view on hacker life. Called Cyber Wars – CIA gets Hacked.
It detailed how


had done a recon (penetration testing) of the CIA website. Well It looks like the report was fruitful because the CIA website has been completely void for over 2 hours. That is not good, for an intel operation. #justsayin
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Maldives: ‘Pro-Israel President booted out’

On Monday, Republic of Maldives’ President Mohamed Nasheed was forced to resign by the anti-regime mass protests in the capital city of Male. Under Constitution, the vice-president Mohammed Waheed Hassan Manik took over country’s Presidency. Waheed called for calm and promised to appoint a unity government. India’s prime minister Manmohan Singh was the first head of state to recognize the regime change. US State Department’s Jewish spokesperson, Victoria Nuland, told reporters yesterday that Washington considers the new government ‘legitimate’. US Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake who is expected to arrive in Maldives tomorrow – was assured on phone by the new President that he will do everything possible to protect Nasheed.

Mohamed Nasheed, a secularist politician in a 100% Sunni Muslim population (400,000), is a darling of the West. In order to get the support of western anti-Muslim Zionists’ – Nasheed now claims that he was dumped on gunpoint by the pro-Islamist security forces for ordering the arrest of Chief Justice of Criminal Court, Abdullah Mohamed. Nasheed claims that Abdullah Mohamed had released one of Nasheed’s critics, Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmad. Dr. Jameel Ahmad was arrested for accusing Nasheed’s government being cahoot with the Zionist regime and that Israel tourists were corrupting country’s Islamic culture.

The military denied that it forced Nasheed to resign at gunpoint. “There is no officer in the military that would point a gun towards the president,” said Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Didi. “The military did not call for his resignation, he resigned voluntarily,” Didi said, adding that the military is trying to bring peace to troubled areas quickly.

Police official Abdul Mannan Yousuf promised investigations into complaints of excessive use of force by police.

The diplomatic relations between Maldives and the Zionist entity were established in 1965 – but severed by the president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in 1980 who after deposing Sultan Mohamed Farid I, declared the Island nation as a republic. The links were re-established on September 25, 2009 by the new president Mohamed Nasheed. Israeli military officials were reinvited to train Maldives’ security agencies. In 2010, Islamic group protested against the arrival of Israeli surgeons to work at the government run Indhra Gandhi hospital. They claimed Israeli doctors are notorious in organ harvesting for Israel.

Nasheed who initially headed a colliation government, later turned into a civilian dictator. He awarded millions of dollars of contracts to his family members and close friends and wealthy supporters. Nasheed’s family has fleed the Island and country’s highest court has issued warrant for his arrest.
Nasheed’s problem with the Criminal Court goes back to 1965 when then Chief Justice Mohamed Jameel Didi had advised Sultan Mohamed Farid I not to receive the Israeli ambassador. The Sultan did not accept Chief Justice’s advise. The Sultan fired him and subsequently the old office of the chief cleric which combined judicial and Shariah functions was disbanded and replaced by western-style judiciary.

Maldives opposition party, Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP), has always criticized Nasheed’s ruling MDP for its relation with the Zionist entity. The leader of DRP’s religious wing asserts that it is “expressly forbidden” to give any assistance to Israel as “they forced Palestinians out of their homes and brutalised them only because they say ‘We are Muslims’.”

Maldives is a chain of 1,200 islands extending over 502 miles. Only 202 islands are populated. Islam has dominated Maldives since 1163 when its king converted to Islam. Muslim Arab historian Ibn Batuta visited Maldives in 1343. In 1346 he was appointed the Qadi (Chief Justice) of Maldives. The Portugueses occupied Maldives from 1558 to 1573. they’re eventually driven out by Muhammad Thakurufar Al-Azam and a Sultanate was established. It was abolished on November 11, 1968.

The Maldives people have roots in Southern India, Sri Lanka and traders from Arab countries. Today, Maldivian ethnic conscioussness is a strong blend of these cultures, reinforced by religion (Islam) and language (Dhiveli).

The Zionist regime has issued travel warning to Jewish tourists against visiting Maldives which is turning into a battle-ground for the US-China domination of the Indian Ocean.
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US NGO Workers Indicted For Plotting To Overthrow Egypt

Posted by - February 10, 2012 at 10:26 pm - Permalink - Source via Alexander Higgins Blog

Egypt sends the U.S. an official indictment of over 100 pages charging arrested NGO workers with illegally funneling funds to rig elections, incite unrest, and overthrow the government.

Egyptian news sources (see below) are reporting that the U.S. has been handed an official 100 page indictment outline the charges against American NGO workers being detained in Egypt. U.S. officials say they are in the process of reviewing the document but are having problems with the translation. U.S. media sources continue to report the detained NGO workers as simple civilians working without a permit. Egyptian media tells a different story, saying the detainees are in fact of part of complex of organizations planning to seize control of the Egypt.
The Egypt accuses splinter organizations of both the U.S. Republican and Democrat parties, and other organizations, of illegally funneling money into Egypt. The indictment charges the organizations first used the funneled promote U.S. political candidates and then attempted to manipulate the Egyptian elections to get those candidates elected.
Egypt goes on to state that when that planned failed, and the U.S. candidates were not elected the organizations used the funneled money to plan and organize protests at which the organizations would incite violence and other civil unrest in order to cause riots and destabilize the region to overthrow the government.
All of this of course has been revealed by U.S. media sources already, but it is hard to get the complete picture as outlined in the indictment because every story is packed full of opinions and comments defending the work of the organizations instead of detailing the facts.
To be clear, it is illegal for for organizations to conduct in political activities in Egypt. These organizations were operating under the front of doing community based civil work. Further they were working without permits, which is also illegal, and without work visas to avoid detection. They were also bringing foreign (U.S) money into Egypt with out a permit to so and then using those funds in a manner illegal in Egypt.
At first you may be taken back by the through of the Republican party and the Democratic party trying to ferment civil unrest and incite riots. However, trying keeping The Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements in mind while trying to answer the question “What the hell else are our politicians doing in Washington besides trying to ferment civil unrest and spark a revolution?” They sure in the hell aren’t trying to placate the masses.
In case this is all too conspiratorial to you, check out his Guide to the Revolution in Egypt, disseminated by the media for PRIOR to the Protests. I came across this on a blog of a Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia fellow who specializes in “Crisis Mapping” and runs the iRevolution blog:

The above 26-page how-to guide circulated in both hard- and electronic-copy
during [before] the first wave of protests in Egypt. The document was translated into English by The Atlantic and outlines a number of critical points central to civil resistance, including very specific demands on the Mubarak regime; concrete goals for the popular resistance and tactical steps to achieve these stated goals. The guide also provided tips on what protection gear to wear and how to engage the police with the use of spray paint.
Ahmed Salah, one of the co-founders of the April 6th movement, later recounted how they mobilized protesters:

Starting in the alleys was not a random decision. It makes tactical and strategic sense regardless of the technology used to coordinate this. Starting small and away from the main protests is a safe way to pool protesters together. It’s also about creating an iterative approach to a “strength in numbers” dynamic. As more people crowd the smaller the streets, this gives a sense of momentum and confidence. Starting in alley ways localizes the initiative. People are likely neighbors and join because they see their friend or sister out in the street. This tactic figured as a drawing in the 26-page guide:

The guide also stressed the need to remain peaceful and not engage in sabotage. The discipline of remaining non-violent is instrumental in civil resistance. Engaging in violence provides government forces with the excuse they’re looking for to clamp down on protesters and delegitimize them in a public way. The guide also recommends that activists try to win over the police and army instead of attacking them. The protesters behind this guide were clearly well trained and knew what they were doing. They even provided several Google Earth screen shots of different parts of the city to recommend tactical moves:

See my blog post on Maps, Activism and Technology: Check-in’s with a Purpose for more on the above picture.
Activists thus took deliberate and informed actions and used technology to synchronize those actions. How did the popular movement become this sophisticated? Young Egyptians had lots of practice. From the Kefeya movement of 2004, the elections of 2005 (and 2010), the April 6 movement of 2008 and the Khaled Said campaign of 2010. They learned from each confrontation and adapted their tactics and strategies accordingly. They reached out to others such as Otpor in Serbia for training and guidance. The Serbs met with Egyptian groups and ”shared their own hard-won experience, as well as fundamental lessons of popular nonviolent resistance,” according to this article in The Atlantic. And they took inspiration from the writings of Gene Sharp.
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Only one of those three animals, is an Elephant

Only one of those three animals, is an Elephant
although ,
they all are huge, brown and fat with a thick-skin,
all living in the same place.....eating the same food.

I must thank Russia and China for their honest stand against
the UN-boycott+sanctions on Syria.
Although Russia and China have a long history of a non-democracy ,
they at least, can recognise it, if or when it would come, anywhere.
(Add to that, the significant-fact that, those are the only 2 countries ,on this planet ,
who cannot be scared by the USA nor by the NATO )
Obviously and logically those two huge powers do recognisea genuine democracy ,
simply because they have opposed it , or otherwise delayed it, for long decades.
It is like an elephant-hunter who can exactly identify and recognise an elephant
from a rhinoceros or from a hippopotamus....

What is today imposed , from outside on Syria , is anything else but a Democracy
it is not even a step towards a Democracy.....

If you ask me , I say ,
it is simply an orchestrated destabilisation
leading to the weakening of the last anti-Israel-fortress......

Whether Syria would have been pro-Iran or not,
is not as much relevant as the fact that Syria would never accept an Israel.......

Therefore it is now bombarded with
Democracy + reforms + regime-change + opposition + Arab-Springism
+ religious fanaticism + Middle Age theocratic movements + Wahhabism
+ paid-army-deserters + paid-Qaeeda + paid-dissidents + paid-Media-make-up
+ Media-manipulations + paid-Media-exaggeration + paid-Media-over-coverage

Many already, have been ( voluntarily) fooled by this Media ,
you cannot fool China nor Russia who both defended our Third World
for the duration of the last century !!!

If this "Spring" were a wave of democracy ,
I would have been, myself, the first on the front lines,
but it is not...........not this time , and nor with those actors !!

Raja Chemayel

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