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Syria: here we go again, war crimes by the number
by baz Wednesday, Nov 23 2011, 9:11pm
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After imposing a UN sanctioned 'no-fly zone,' over Libya, in which NATO did all the flying/bombing/killing with a staggering 26,000 'humanitarian' bombing raids, including undisguised, unsuccessful assassination attempts on Gaddafi's life, the CRIMINAL POWERS are about to impose another 'no-fly' zone over Syria. Have we learnt the new speak yet? "No-fly" means NATO/US does all the flying/bombing and most of the killing.

Libya's civilian infrastructure, which took years to build was completely destroyed by Western military forces so Banking and Corporate elites could enslave and EXPLOIT the nation/population with 'reconstruction' DEBT loaned by the Reserve Banking cabal via its newly established Reserve Bank ('with governor') in Benghazi -- previous to the bombing 'intervention' Libya was a thriving, debt-free nation.

The world, including gutless China and Russia, ALLOWED the Libyan travesty to occur without opposition, so Syria watch out, the criminal elites have you targeted for slavery. The Russian naval presence is a feign, plain reality dictates that Moscow, like every other major capital is a bought, corrupt entity.

The greatest tragedy, however, is not the universal acceptance/normalisation of war crimes and overt civilian killing murder by western superpowers or the wanton destruction and enslavement of once independent sovereign nations, though those crimes are abhorrent to the extreme, it is the APATHY displayed by the global majority which constitutes the greatest tragedy of our time. And if anyone thinks for a second that complacency in the face of horrific war and other crimes against humanity comes without a price tag, then you would be in for a shock!

What do you imagine these clearly criminal cabals have planned for YOU once they deal with non-complying nations? Resist future autocratic rule and imposed slavery and face eradication! You want proof, open your fuckin' eyes!


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The all-out Hypocrisy of the Arab League & the US-NATO Alliance
by Kourosh Ziabari via gan - Global Research Wednesday, Nov 23 2011, 9:29pm

After the Arab League hypocritically suspended the membership of Syria amid the mounting pressures of NATO and the United States, the resurgence of violence in Egypt and the increasing use of excessive force in Bahrain and Yemen and the unrelenting massacre of innocent civilians by the barbaric regime of Al Khalifa and Ali Abdullah Saleh once again attracted the attention of conscientious observers in the international community.

According to official figures released by the "Bahrain Center for Human Rights" website, so far 44 Bahraini citizens were killed at the hands of the mercenaries of Al Khalifa regime. The Bahraini martyrs include the 6-year-old Mohammed Farhan, 14-year-old Ali Jawad Alshaikh and 15-year-old Sayed Ahmad Saeed Shams. The Bahraini organization has reported that many of these martyrs were killed while in custody. The Center has also published documents indicating that more than 1,500 Bahrainis including about 100 women were incarcerated since the eruption of turmoil in the Persian Gulf country on February 14, 2011 and that more that 90 journalists face life threat.

It's also said that the Bahraini government has blocked the citizens' access to more than 1000 opposition websites which are mainly used to organize and plan protests and mass demonstrations.

The Bahraini regime commits all of these aggressive and brutal actions with the direct involvement of the Saudi Arabia and the implicit support and backing of NATO and the United States. The author of the "Hidden Harmonies China" blog in a March 14, 2011 post referred to the abuses of human rights in Bahrain with the flagrant, duplicitous support of the White House: "the Entry of Saudi security forces to crack down on the protesters with deadly force is a complication for U.S. policies, to say the least, since U.S. is reluctant to criticize its oil ally dictators in the region."

He also called Bahrain the "Las Vegas" of the Middle East, host to the U.S. 5th Fleet and a haunt for the rich Saudis who are forbidden by Islamic laws at home from indulging in alcohol and other immoral enjoyments, "but who often vacation in Bahrain for these reasons."

Bahraini citizens have uploaded several video files on the internet, showing the cruel and ruthless torturing and persecuting of the protesters by the Al Khalifa lackeys. These videos depict the Bahraini forces using tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters and killing many of them straight away. Some of these videos also show the Saudi and Bahraini cars nonchalantly running over Bahraini children and women, killing them at once.

The U.S.-Saudi project of crackdown on the Bahraini people was also empowered by many of the European cronies of Washington. In July 2011, Germany sold a set of 200 62-ton Leopard tanks to Saudi Arabia which sparked a huge controversy among the German parliamentarians and anti-war activists. According to the Daily Telegraph, Wolfgang Gerhardt, former leader of the Free Democrats, the junior collation member to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, said it was "unacceptable" the deal went through without the knowledge of his party's MPs. However, the agreement which was worth around USD 1,252 million was concluded and the Saudi government dispatched many of these newly-bought tanks to Bahrain to accelerate and facilitate the bloody clampdown on the protesters.

The situation in Yemen, however, is far more deplorable and appalling. has reported that as of September 25, 1,870 Yemenis were killed in the revolution and the majority of the martyrs were unarmed civilians taking part in anti-government demonstrations.

The Yemeni dictator who has remained defiant in the face of frequent calls by the tribal leaders, opposition groups and demonstrators to step down and give up power has turned his country into a bloodbath and made the Yemeni uprising the longest, most devastative revolution in the revolutionary wave of protests in the Middle East. The protests in Yemen started on February 3, 2011 and have continued so far. The only reaction of the international community to the brutality in Yemen was an indecisive and faltering resolution by the UNSC which called for "an end to violence" and asked President Ali Abdullah Saleh to accept a peace deal brokered by the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council. However, Abdullah Saleh who is tacitly supported by the U.S., kept up with the brutalities and according to Yemen Times, 94 protesters were killed after the Security Council adopted the resolution 2014.

In a report published on Yemen Times on November 17, it was revealed that "ninety-four Yemenis were killed and over 800 injured since UN Resolution 2014 was issued on October 21."

"Tentative reports show that over the last three weeks in Yemen, 124 homes, seven mosques, six public institutions including one hospital, two community wells, and 17 vehicles were effectively destroyed," Yemen Times reported.

In the days leading to the detainment and death of Moammar Gaddafi, the Western mainstream media were only talking about the Libyan civil war, and the reason was clear: NATO had secured a UNSC resolution to enact a no-fly zone over Libya and it was in the interests of the U.S. and its European partners to give coverage to the tumultuous situation in the North African country. However, the reports and news regarding the carnage in Bahrain and Yemen were predominantly shunned and boycotted, simply because these two despotic regimes were close allies of the U.S. in the Middle East.

In a report published on "Independent Australia," Zaid Jiani alluded to the violent crackdown on the protesters in Bahrain and Yemen and posed the question that "is the media downplaying these events because the two dictatorships are firm allies of the West?"

"A Think Progress analysis of press coverage by the three major U.S. cable news networks -CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News - from March 14 to March 18 finds that Bahrain received only slightly more than ten percent as many mentions as Libya and that Yemen received only six percent as many mentions as Libya."

Now what concerns the independent thinkers, scholars, university professors, journalists and peace activists is that Syria has become the target of international pressure, simply because it has strong ties with Iran and resistant groups in Lebanon and Palestine, while the reactionary regimes of Bahrain and Yemen are getting away with the felonies which they commit by the virtue of their alliance with the United States.

Arab League has vindictively suspended the participation of Syria while it has taken no practical step to normalize the situation in the turbulent and chaotic Yemen and Bahrain in which innocent people are being killed on a daily basis by their tyrannical rulers and their loyalists

All that can be said is that the performance of the Arab League in neglecting the situation in Yemen and Bahrain and exaggerating the unrest in Syria which is mainly caused by the foreign intervention and the West's indifference toward the plight of the suppressed nations in Yemen and Bahrain is an all-out hypocrisy and a clear, undeniable exercise of double standards. Who can really devise a clear-cut solution for this unsolvable dilemma?

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US Dispatches 400 Armed Terrorists to Syria
by staff report via reed - FARS Saturday, Nov 26 2011, 7:45am

TEHRAN (FNA)- A renowned Lebanese researcher and analyst unveiled on Tuesday that the US has freed 400 captured terrorists from Iraq's prisons and dispatched them to Syria to further intensify armed insurgency against Bashar Assad's government.

"Americans have released 400 terrorists from their jails in Iraq on the condition that they join armed conflicts against Bashar Assad's government," Anis al-Naqash said.

"The terrorists have infiltrated Syria via Turkey to participate in armed clashes against the Syrian Army," he added.

Naqash underlined extensive and active presence of foreign rebels in Syria, and lamented that they have, thus far, killed over 2,000 Syrian police and security forces.

The US has embarked on many direct and indirect actions to ouster Bashar Assad's government.

Earlier this month, Syria's Ambassador to Washington Imad Mustafa blamed the US for inciting unrests in his country, and said the White House is seeking to take political advantage from the unrests in Syria.

In an interview with the Syrian TV, Imad Mustafa said the US is seeking to stir up crisis in Syria in a bid to use it for its political intentions, and added that the US State Department's latest statements on Syria prove that "the US will spare no effort to harm Syria".

He stated that the role of the US in the current crisis is multilateral. "The US role stems from a political attitude," he said, and explained, "The US and Syria have been confronting each other for decades because the Syrian stances are often unappealing to the US."

Syria experienced unrest for several months with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

The government blamed outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest was orchestrated from abroad.

Last month, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Bashar al-Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but the US and Israeli plots could spark some new unrests in certain parts of the country.

Syrian state television has broadcast reports showing seized weapons caches and confessions by terrorist elements describing how they obtained arms from foreign sources.

In confessions broadcast on the Syrian TV in September, a captured terrorist revealed the tactics used by armed terrorist groups to stir tension in Syria and the role played by the foreign elements in Syrian unrests.

The terrorist, Ammar Ziyad al-Najjar, confessed that he received foreign aid and instructions from contacts in Saudi Arabia and Jordan to deface Damascus.

Al-Najjar stated that he was involved in a group that received instructions on how to kidnap people and blame it on the Syrian government.

The man also confessed to, among other crimes, purchasing firearms and distributing them among outlaws.

He also recounted how groups of outsiders, many of whom not Syrians, showed up during the attacks on police stations in Hama.

Najjar said the men would distribute food and drink to demonstrators, sometimes slipping money into the food to encourage protests and adding stimulant powders at other times.

There was another type of pills that made people more aggressive - pills that were given openly to members of the foreign-backed terror squads, he explained.

2011 Fars News Agency.

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