“World bankers, by pulling a few simple levers that control the flow of money, can make or break entire economies. By controlling press releases of economic strategies that shape national trends, the power elite are able to not only tighten their stranglehold on this nation’s economic structure, but can extend that control world wide. Those possessing such power would logically want to remain in the background, invisible to the average citizen.” (Aldous Huxley)
“Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium; atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.” – Tacitus, Agricola, (98), ch. 30.
Translation: “To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.” – Oxford Revised Translation, Project Gutenberg.
Tacitus is quoting the British chief, Calgacus, in his speech to British soldiers, stating the irony between Rome’s acts of empire and the inscription upon Roman medals of “peace given to the world.” Solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant. “They make a desert, and call it peace” is often quoted alone
“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Ben Franklin, 1755, to the Pennsylvania State Legislature
We ALL know TWAT (The War Against Terror) is a complete LIE!Its the marketing brand for this generations war,that’s all.Its the same lies ,the same game plan and for the most the same victims.
TWAT IS THE COVER FOR A WAR ON SECULAR SOCIALISM !
TWAT IS A WAR TO STEAL RESOURSES FROM NATION STATES AND A WAR TO IMPOSE CORPORATE RIGHTS AND GLOBAL IDEOLOGY.ITS A WAR TO RE-IMPOSE ABRAHAMIC MONOTHEISM(JUDAISM,CHRISTIAN OR ISLAM) ON THE POLITICAL STAGE. ITS A WAR FOR HEARTS AND MINDS ,ITS A WAR TO DIVIDE AND RULE ,SETTING ONE ABRAHMIC MONOTHEISTS AGAINST ANOTHER, CREATING LIES AND CHAOS AND RIDING ON ITS WINDS AND TORRENTS
BEFORE 911 SOME TEST WARS
AFGHANISTAN- SECULAR SOCIALIST SOVIET – FOUGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC TERRORISTS- NOW A DISFUNCTIONAL ISLAMIC REPUBLIC RUN BY THE TERRORISTS AND DRUG DEALERS! https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/tis-the-killing-season-afghanistans-grouse-season-2/
YUGOSLAVIA- A SECULAR SOCIALIST COUNTRY – NOW A DISFUNCTIONAL BALKANISED STATE.RUN BY ISLAMIC TERRORISTS ,DRUG DEALERS AND ORGANLEGGERS.
SINCE 911 US/UK/NATO TWAT FORCES HAVE TAKEN OUT
IRAQ -FUNCTIONAL SECULAR SOCIALIST BAATHIST- FOUGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM – NOW A DISFUNCTIONAL ISLAMIC REPUBLIC FULL OF TERRORISTS
The Iraq he “leaves behind” (putting aside the State Department’s private army and the massive embassy) is starkly different from the Iraq that America found in 2003. The population has dropped considerably, both from refugees fleeing the conquering forces and the enormous death toll, while the cities are much more segregated along religious lines than ever before.
Its an Iraq that’s celebrating, however, if only because the most obvious signs of the US occupation, the ground troops, are leaving. Iraqis took to the streets today celebrating the way much of the world seems to celebrate these days, burning the American flag and celebrating the lack of US troops with guns trained on them.
The demonstrators said today was the “first annual” celebration of its type, aimed at commemorating those Iraqis who resisted the occupation. Whether there will be a second annual celebration without any US troops remains to be seen.
LIBYA- FUNCTIONAL SECULAR SOCIALIST JAMAYRA – FOUGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM – NOW A DISFUNCTIONAL ISLAMIC STATE, RUN BY AL QUADA
OF COURSE THE LIBYANS TOO THANK US FOR THE SACRIFICE
Torture and Plundering: Libya’s Militias Run Wild
NTC Unable to Keep ‘Allies’ in Line
by Jason Ditz, February 10, 2012
It is a story told with alarming regularity in Libya. Two rival militias, both nominally allies of the National Transitional Council (NTC) engage in an intense gunbattle. When the guns finally fall silent and one of the factions has taken a base belong to the other, they proceed to take everything that isn’t nailed down.
Even those that weren’t directly involved in the battle rush in and start grabbing loot. Cars are stolen, and more battles break out when rival factions argue over who gets to take what. Mass looting may be a viable strategy in a video game, but it is really starting to wear thin among Libya’s public.
It would be bad enough on its own, surely, but many of the militias don’t stop there. Open-ended detentions and torture, in some cases even leading captives to be tortured to death, are fairly widespread problems.
At the center is the question: where is the NTC? The NATO backed faction talked tough about imposing control over the militias in the wake of Moammar Gadhafi’s killing, but is seemingly unable even to keep its own auxiliaries from killing each other, let alone imposing order the way the NATO forces figured they would.
NOW SYRIA AND IRAN ARE GETTING THE TWAT TREATMENT
BOTH THESE COUNTRIES HAVE HAD CLANDESTINE WESTERN WARS USED AGAINST THEM IN THE PAST!!
AND SO FAR AFTER ALL THIS BLOODSHED, TWAT HAS SCORED ZERO TERRORIST ISLAMIC REPUBLICS DESTROYED AND ZERO DEMOCRACIES CREATED!!! SO ITS BEEN A COMPLETE FAILURE IN STOPPING ISLAMIC EXTREMISM AND TERRORISM…IN FACT THERE IS MORE OF BOTH TODAY THAN IN 2001.THE WEST HAS ACTUALLY DESTROYED PEACEFUL SECULAR GOVERNMENTS AND REPLACED THEM WITH TERRORIST ISLAMIC ONES!!
BUT TWAT HAS CREATED , A LOT MORE TERRORISM , REDUCED OUR FREEDOMS ,REDUCED OUR LIVING STANDARDS ,INCREASED THE GOVERNMENT MILITARY BUDGET , INCREASED GOVERNMENT AUTHORITARIANISM ,REPLACED FUNCTIONAL SECULAR GOVERNMENTS WITH DISFUNCTIONAL RELIGIOUS ONES , REPLACED DIRECT DEMOCRACY WITH SHARIA LAW , RE-INVIGORATED THE HEROIN INDUSTRY , BROUGHT IN GOVERNMENT DICTATORSHIP,ECONOMICALLY BANKRUPTED THE WESTERN WORLD AND LED US TO THE BRINK OF WORLD WAR III!…SO WITH RESULTS LIKE THIS …WHY ARE POLITIONS SO EAGER TO CONTINUE TWAT?!?…MAYBE THESE ARE THE RESULTS THEY WHERE ACTUALLY GOING FOR!! REMEMBER ITS SACRED AND IGNORANT PEOPLE THAT NEED GOVERNMENTS , CONFIDENT AND INFORMED PEOPLE HAVE NO NEED FOR A GOVERNMENT!!!
FREEDOM HAS NO GOVERNMENT!!
BUT WARS NEED GOVERNMENTS TO CHEERLEAD AND TELL LIES AND PROPAGANDA
911 was the catalyst ,like Pearl Harbour or the Gulf of Tonkin, and since then its been all guns blazing to get the “bad guy” and anyone who disagrees is a traitor ,a conspiracy theorist or a terrorist. Either way they do NOT deserve the rights we all expect.
The FACT that the governments own conspiracy theory about 911 and 7/7, and who carried them out , does NOT pass the smell test and BOTH the US and UK governments has been very active in stopping any independant inquires, seems to suggest an inside job!
“There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and freefrom the law itself.”– Senator Daniel K. Inouye – Iran Contra Hearings
Coverup: Behind the Iran Contra Affair (1988)
Coverup exposes a tale of politics, drugs, hostages, weapons, assassinations, covert operations and the ultimate plan to suspend the US Constitution.
SO TWAT WAS BORN!!
TWAT (The War Against Terror) has also been a complete FAILURE when it come to stopping Islamic Terrorism and spreading Freedom ,Democracy and Human Rights. Libya is just the latest example in a long ,long line. Libya was the Switzerland of Africa before the west bombed it back into the stoneage and unleashed Islamic terrorists on the population.Gaddaffi was leading Amnesty Internationals Human Rights Poll before the West hunted him down ,and sodomised him with a stick and shot him in the head in cold blood,very humanitarian and democratic. Now religious authoritarian Sharia law rules where secular Direct Democracy used to be.
TWAT HAS FAILED TO BRING ANY REAL TERRORISTS TO JUSTICE
BUT WE DID GET THE GUY THAT MADE THE HUMMUS!! BUT it appears he was working FOR US!!!
We also caught the 7/7 mastermind ,BUT released him, as he too was working FOR US!!
What Did the US and Britain Know Prior to the July 7 London Bombings?
by Robert Stevens
The release of terrorist Mohammed Junaid Babar, due to “exceptional cooperation” beginning before his arrest, raises the question: How much prior knowledge did the US and British authorities have about the July 7, 2005, terror bombings in London?
OH and the Al Quada in Yemen….you guested it ,they are some of ours,and like Osama Bin Ladin,and the Al Quada in Libya, Friends of President Bush himself
IT SEEMS ALL THESE ISLAMIC TERRORISTS HAVE WESTERN CONNECTIONS AND BACKERS…..MOST TERRORISM IS GOVERNMENT SPONCERED AND MSM LIED ABOUT!!
FYI MOST OF THE IRA IRISH REPUBLICAN BOMBINGS WHERE CARRIED OUT BY BRITISH ARMY AGENTS LIKE KEVIN FULTON.THE “NO SURRENDER” IRA SUDDENLY SURRENDERED JUST IN TIME FOR TERRORISM TO BECOME AN ISLAMIC THING, HAVING FAILED TO UNITE IRELAND BUT THEY DID MANGE TO BRING IN A TRUCK LOAD OF BRITISH ANTI-TERRORIST LAWS.
Kevin Fulton, the pseudonymous agent(British Army man working as an IRA terrorist,providing and building the bombs and remote detonators) has published a great deal about his experience working with MI5, how they helped obtain arms and bombing devices from the US(used in the IRA terrorist bombing campaign ) – also his contacs with Jonathan Evans (now Head of MI5 and was IRA terror co-ordinator) or “Bob” and the Force Research Unit (FRU) – which may yet be revealed in court as he sues for a promised pension and new identity from MI5.
NATO RUN ITS OWN TERROR CAMPAIGN IN EUROPE ,GLADIO. IT WAS TO PUT PEOPLE OFF SOCIALISM AND ENSURE CORPORATE RIGHTS
GLADIO is a code name denoting the clandestine NATO “stay-behind” operation in Italy after World War II, intended to continue anti-communist resistance.Operating in many NATO and even some neutral countries, Gladio was first coordinated by the Clandestine Committee of the Western Union (CCWU), founded in 1948. After the creation of NATO in 1949, the CCWU was integrated into the Clandestine Planning Committee (CPC), founded in 1951 and overseen by SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe).
The role of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in sponsoring Gladio and the extent of its activities during the Cold War era, and its relationship to right-wing terrorist attacks perpetrated in Italy during the Years of Lead and other similar clandestine operations is the subject of ongoing debate and investigation. Italy, Switzerland and Belgium have had parliamentary inquiries into the matter
In 1990, alarming evidence of NATO-sponsored terrorist attacks came to light. This is the shocking story of Operation Gladio; a tale of espionage, conspiracy and political violence [47mins]
This film shows how the Right subverts democracy by using fear to push a population in a certain direction.
INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM IN INDIA ,PHILIPINES AND YEMEN?
FBI’s polite NO for extradition of Headley to India
New Delhi, Dec 27 (PTI) The FBI has politely turned down India’s request for extradition of terror suspect David Headley to this country on the ground he will have to first undergo a sentence which could be imposed on him in the US for the offences committed if convicted.
Indian officials were told there was no realistic possibility of the Pakistani-American being handed over since the sentence could range between 200 and 300 years of imprisonment.
The US stand was conveyed to the Indian investigators by the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) officials during their regular interaction to discuss the case related to Headley, whose links with the banned Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) were being probed by the two countries, official sources said here today.
INDIA BELIEVES THE BOMBER WAS WORKING FOR THE CIA
Despite being firmly on the radar of the US intelligence agencies, he was allowed to return to India as recently as March. Indian officials are furious that their American counterparts did not share details of that visit at the time. The Indian media has raised the possibility that Mr Headley was being protected by his American handlers — a theory that experts say is credible.
Indian investigators, who have been denied access to Mr Headley, suspect that he remained on the payroll of the US security services — possibly working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
The US are doing exactly the same to the Phillipines with the known terrorist bomber Micheal Meiring.
Michael Meiring, said to be in his mid-60s, was believed to have lost both legs and was rushed to hospital after the blast in his room at the Evergreen Hotel in Davao City, city police chief Samuel Yordan said.
Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Among the most startling developments in the Meiring case was Immigration Deputy Commissioner Daniel Queto’s admission last week, that no less than agents of the US National Security Council had brought Meiring from Davao to Manila.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents from the US Embassy in Manila reportedly sneaked him out of a Davao City hospital four days after the explosion
Almost immediately after the blast, security tightened around Meiring.Hawthorn told The Times: “I was told by a Filipino in Davao, carrying a message from the US Embassy that Michael would never be charged with a crime in connection with the explosion. The investigation will end up at a stone wall. Michael will be protected and eventually taken back to the safety of the United States. The incident will be shortly forgotten, if you’re willing to forget it.”
Officials in Davao City will not forget. The suspicious blast took place during a wave of terror bombings across Mindanao as US and Philippine troops conducted anti-terror exercises. President Arroyo threatened to declare a state of emergency and demanded that lawmakers rush through her tough new anti-terror bill. Rush it through they did.
Now Prosecutor Bendico says the US-shielded `terrorist’ was trying to blow the hotel up.
The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American’s freedom and before I leave office, I must inform the citizen of this plight.-John F. Kennedy
“If the people were to ever find out what we have done, we would be chased down the streets and lynched.”
— George Bush, cited in the June, 1992 Sarah McClendon Newslette
Ted Gunderson Former FBI Chief – Most Terror Attacks Are Committed By Our CIA And FBI
OTHER AMERICAN TRAINED AND SUPPLIED AND SUPPORTTED FALSE ISLAMIC TERRORIST ENEMIES. THEY WORK FOR WESTERN POLITICAL AND CORPORATE INTERESTS
In a column for the Guardian four weeks before his death, Cook caused a stir when he described Al-Qaeda as a product of a western intelligence:
“ Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. Al-Qaida, literally “the database”, was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians.”
“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US . . .” — Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook
“Former Cabinet minister Robin Cook, 59, has died after collapsing while hill walking in north-west Scotland.”
According to MI-5 counter-intelligence whistleblower David Shayler, “MI-6 is in bed with al Qaeda,” which of course makes perfect sense since al-Qaeda is a masterfully engineered intelligence contrivance (a fake terrorist front organization created through a collaboration between the CIA, ISI, and MI-6)
In 2002, “Tony Blair … ordered a D-Notice [an institutionalized method of censorship, short for short for Defense Notices] on British media reporting government officials signing court gag orders. This regards the case of former MI5 officer David Shayler, who has evidence to prove MI6 gave £100,000 to bin Laden and Al-Qaeda,” Paul Joseph Watson noted, citing an article published in the Guardian. Another famous Londonistan radical, Abu Qatada (accused of being a key al-Qaeda member) was sheltered in a safe house in northern England by MI-6, the BBC reported in 2002. And then there is the story of British intelligence forking out large sums of money to “an al-Qaeda cell in Libya in a doomed attempt to assassinate Colonel Gadaffi in 1996 and thwarted early attempts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice,” the London Observer reported in November, 2002.
The Dossier – Shadow Secrets (2008)
Compiled, edited and produced by TheDossier, this new film looks at the origins and history of the Afghan Mujahedin & al-Qaeda and their associations with various intelligence agencies including the CIA, FBI, MI6 and those of Saudi Arabia & Pakistan
Tim Osman (Ossman) has recently become better known as Osama Bin Ladin. “Tim Osman” was the name assigned to him by the CIA for his tour of the U.S. and U.S. military bases, in search of political support and armaments. […] There is some evidence that Tim Osman … visited the White House. There is certainty that Tim Osman toured some U.S. military bases, even receiving special demonstrations of the latest equipment. Why hasn’t this been reported in the major media?
Officials from the Palestinian Authority have accused the Israeli spy agency Mossad of setting up a fake al-Qaeda terrorist cell in Gaza. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said that Israel had set up the mock cell in order to justify attacks in Palestinian areas. [BBC News – 12/8/2002]
Adam Yahiye Gadahn: The Fake Terrorist
The FBI lists Gadahn’s aliases as Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, and Yayah.
But Adam Pearlmen is his REAL name! Adam is the grandson of the late Carl K. Pearlman; a prominent Jewish urologist in Orange County. Carl was also a member of the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League, which was caught spying on Americans for Israel in 1993, much as AIPAC has been caught up in the more recent spy scandal.
According to ABC news, the Al Qaeda leaders running the insurgency in Yemen were released from Guantanamo, although two of the highest ranking known terrorists there, without trial.
Guantanamo prisoner #333, Muhamad Attik al-Harbi, and prisoner #372, Said Ali Shari, were sent to Saudi Arabia on Nov. 9, 2007, according to the Defense Department log of detainees who were released from American custody. Both of the former Guantanamo detainees are described as military commanders and appear on a January, 2009 video along with the man described as the top leader of al Qaeda in Yemen, Abu Basir Naser al-Wahishi, formerly Osama bin Laden’s personal secretary.
Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links
Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.
Mr al-Hasidi admitted he had earlier fought against ‘the foreign invasion’ in Afghanistan
Mr al-Hasidi insisted his fighters “are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists,” but added that the “members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader”.
THE WEST TRAINS ,HOUSES ,SUPPLIES ,PLANS AND EVEN JOINS IN ISLAMIC TERRORISM
The Irish Times – Monday, May 17, 2010
Afghanistan issues arrest warrant for US officer
AN AFGHAN prosecutor has issued an arrest warrant for an American special forces commander over allegations that a police chief was murdered by a US-trained militia.
Brig Gen Ghulam Ranjbar, the chief military prosecutor in Kabul, has accused the US of creating an outlaw militia which allegedly shot dead Matiullah Qateh, the chief of police in the city of Kandahar.
The militia, which Brig Gen Ranjbar claimed is armed and trained by US special forces, also allegedly killed Kandahar’s head of criminal investigations and two other officers when they attempted to free one of their members from a courthouse.
“We lost one of this country’s best law enforcement officers for the [attempted] release of a mercenary,” said Brig Gen Ranjbar, interviewed for a film to be shown on Britain’s Channel 4 News tonight.
He accused American officials of refusing to hand over evidence or to permit his investigators to interview the special forces commander, known to Afghans only as “John or Johnny”, who he alleges sanctioned the raid.
The warrant, which has been circulated to border posts and airports, is an embarrassment for the US military, which is facing growing criticism for links to militias controlled by warlords.
In Kandahar, the militias have been accused of murder, rape and extortion.
Brig Gen Ranjbar said an investigation found that the force that killed Qateh operated from Camp Gecko in the hills outside Kandahar, a base for US special forces and the CIA.
Officials in Kandahar said the militia supplied guards and was trained to work alongside special forces and intelligence officials in raids against Taliban targets.
“If you go to Kandahar, people say these guys pretend to be interpreters but they carry out night raids and assassinations,” said Brig Gen Ranjbar. “We hear lots of strange and shocking stories.”
He claimed that suspects arrested for the courthouse raid had confessed to being part of a 300-strong militia unit run by “Johnny”. They said they “could not move a muscle and could not leave their base without Johnny’s orders”, Brig Gen Ranjbar said.
“He was the head of the group and they [the Americans] were the ones paying them.”
The involvement of the Camp Gecko militia is politically sensitive because of its alleged close ties to Ahmed Wali Karzai, brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai.
Militia members claim to have been recruited by associates of the president’s brother, who press reports have claimed is on the CIA payroll.
Interviewed by phone, Ahmed Wali Karzai called for an amnesty for the 41 men convicted of Qateh’s murder, but denied he had any militia connections.
THEY WILL GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO PROTECT THIER TERRORISTS, INCLUDING KILLING BRITISH SOLDIERS!!
British “Undercover Soldiers” Caught driving Booby Trapped Car
“They refused to say what their mission was.”
by Michel Chossudovsky
Why were undercover British “soldiers” wearing traditional Arab headscarves firing at Iraqi police?
The incident took place just prior to a major religious event in Basra.
The report suggests that the police thought the British soldiers looked “suspicious”. What was the nature of their mission?
Was there concern that the British “soldiers” who were being held by the Iraqi National Guard would be obliged to reveal the nature and objective of their undercover mission?
A report of Al Jazeera TV, which preceeded the raid on the prison, suggests that the British undercover soldiers were driving a booby trapped car loaded with ammunition. The Al Jazeera report (see below) also suggests that the riots directed against British military presence were motivated because the British undercover soldiers were planning to explode the booby trapped car in the centre of Basra:
Captain Ken Masters, British chief police investigator in Basra died under mysterious circumstances. The cause of death was not mentioned. According to a Ministry of Defense spokesman, his death was “not due to hostile action” nor to natural causes.
In this capacity, Captain Masters was responsible for investigating the circumstances of the arrest of two undercover elite SAS men, wearing Arab clothing, by Iraqi police in Basra. on September 19 (London Times (17 Oct 2005)..
“The Ministry of Defence refused to reveal details about his [Masters] work but it is believed he was involved in the inquiry into the dramatic rescue of two SAS soldiers held in a prison in Basra.” (Daily Mail, 16 Oct 2005)
The two British undercover “soldiers”, who were driving a car loaded with weapons and ammunition, were subsequently “rescued” by British forces, in a major military assault on the building where they were being detained:
“British forces used up to 10 tanks ” supported by helicopters ” to smash through the walls of the jail and free the two British servicemen.”
The incident, which resulted in numerous civilian and police casualties has caused political embarrassment.
JUST LIKE MICHEAL TODD. LOOKING INTO CIA EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION FLIGHTS
“On 19 December Liberty held a meeting with Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Michael Todd. Chief Constable Todd has confirmed that he will look into “extraordinary rendition” flights on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). According to Chief Constable Todd, the police have begun initial inquiries and will follow Liberty’s recommendations for further questioning.” UN Convention in Torture UNCAT Vol 2 160/6 Page 166. House of Lords report 26thMay 2006
At 5.00pm on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 BBC4 “PM” programme broke the news that Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Michael Todd had been found dead on Snowdon.
After the details of blood tests were revealed, the coroner, Dewi Pritchard-Jones, asked him: “So, not a huge amount of alcohol then?”
Dr Caslin answered: “No, sir.”
There were no injuries on the body, and Mr Todd was fully, although lightly, clothed when found on Snowdon, the inquest at Llangefni, Anglesey, heard.
As questions remained over his death,
There was no evidence this man had jumped from height or sustained any significant injuries
THE GOVERNMENT IS STILL COVERING ITS TRACKS
CIA ‘put pressure on Britain to cover up its use of torture’
The CIA has been secretly pressuring the British Government to help it cover up its use of torture, documents filed in the High Court have revealed.
Former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis said it was ‘deeply disappointing that the British Government seems to have been prepared to do the CIA’s bidding’.
Taliban’s Tank-Killing Bombs Came from US, Not Iran
by Gareth Porter, September 04, 2009
In support of the official U.S. assertion that Iran is arming its sworn enemy, the Taliban, the head of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Dennis Blair, has cited a statement by a Taliban commander last year attributing military success against NATO forces to Iranian military assistance.
But the Taliban commander’s claim is contradicted by evidence from the U.S. Defense Department, Canadian forces in Afghanistan and the Taliban itself that the increased damage to NATO tanks by Taliban forces has come from anti-tank mines provided by the United States
CIA’s Davis Caught Delivering Nuke and Biological Weapons to CIA Manufactured Boogeyman al CIAda
While the US government continues to maintain he’s a ‘diplomat’, it’s now emerged Davis is in fact a member of the feared TF373 ‘black ops’ unit that operates invisibly in the Af-Pak TOA. The two men Davis is accused of killing were not “robbers”, but in fact two ISI agents who were tailing him. Worse — much worse — documents found on Davis’ person prove he was working on supplying a dirty bomb to the Taliban.
Lest we forget the British false flag op in Iraq back in ‘05 that turned sour (when two SAS commandos, dressed as Arabs and driving a vehicle loaded with explosives and automatic weapons, were actually apprehended by Iraqi police),
REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SEALS THAT CLAIMED TO HAVE KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN….
ALL DEAD NOW…DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
BREAKING NEWS: Dead Men Don’t Talk: US Navy Seals Destroyed to Cover Up Washington’s Bin Laden Execution Hoax?
by Finian Cunningham
The wiping out of 30 US special forces in the Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan comes at a time when Washington’s official version of how it carried out the assassination of Osama bin Laden was falling apart from incredulity.
Among the 38 dead in the helicopter disaster – the biggest single loss of American lives in the 10-year Afghanistan war of occupation – are believed to have been several of the 17 US Navy Seals involved in the execution of Osama bin Laden in early May
Taliban sources are reported to have claimed that its militants shot down the Chinook with rocket fire.
31 US Special Forces caught in Afghan ambush, killed while trying to flee (video)
SO ITS BLOODY OBVIOUS WHICH NATIONS HAS BEEN SUPPORTTING ,SUPPLYING AND ORGANISING INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST GROUPS INCLUDING AL QUADA!!! AMERICA ,BRITAIN AND ISRAEL!!
QUIETLY THE WESTERN POWERS ARE ADMITTING DEFEAT IN THE WAR AGAINST TERROR..
BUT IT SEEMS WE HAVE OFFICIALLY LOST IN AFGHANISTAN
MoD blocked warning that Britain faces Afghan defeat
THE Ministry of Defence has suppressed a report which warned that British troops are facing “strategic defeat” in Afghanistan.
The decision to block publication of the critical academic paper in the army’s in-house journal coincides with a scathing attack by a senior US military officer on the “arrogance” of UK tactics in Iraq.
SINCE THEN THE BRITISH HAVE OFFICIALLY FLED AFGHANISTAN….
…AND NOW THE USA IS OFFICIALLY HANDING AFGHANISTAN BACK TO THE TALIBAN
Taliban Liaison Office in Qatar, A Close Ally of America: “Established with Washington’s US Permission”
by Syed M Tariq Pirzada
A Taliban Contact Office, formally established, and functioning in Qatar with the US permission, is, nothing less than a de facto recognition of Taliban-leadership role in Afghanistan.A second reversal in US Policy over Pakistan’s role is equally indispensible. Karzai’s chief of staff, Abdul Karin khurram is right that” Pakistan’s role is important in the peace process ”. Now a slow second reversal in US policy can be seen emerging amid news that Pakistan, and Afghanistan have agreed to talks with the Taliban in Saudi Arabia, al though the Saudis still have some reservation in this regard. Pakistan’s foreign minister, Hina Rabbani Khar has just returned from Kabul after ice-breaking talks with Mr. Karzai, as the US-Taliban serious talks get underway in Qatar with primier Gilani concluding his trip to Doha a few days ago. Shall the history repeat its self, and put the Taliban back in to the saddle as they were in pre-9/11Afghanistan? The road-map that the US seems to be following gives us a lot of reasons to say yes.
I THINK THIS WOULD OFFICIALLY CLASSIFY AS A DEFEAT
…SO ALL THE BLOOD AND BANKRUPTCY WAS WORTHWHILE THEN? ALL THAT MONEY AND EFFORT SPENT ON TWAT …AND WE GET OUR ASSES KICKED BY GOATHERDERS WITH VERY LIMITED RESOURSES!!
ACTUALLY THE ISLAMIC TERRORISTS SEEM TO HAVE WON!! OR AT LEAST ACHIEVED THIER GOAL.THIER REAL MISSION WAS TO BANKRUPT AMERICA, AKA THE GREAT SATAN!
It seems they have won!
HAVE WE ALL JUST BEEN PLAYED FOR FOOLS? I THINK THE CURRENT SITUATION WAS THE GAME PLAN ALL ALONG…WITH SOME SHADOWY PLAYERS CONDUCTING BEHIND THE SENCES
BUT our politions where SO STUPID they believed the propaganda ,or where bribed ,blackmailed or threatened and thought it was a war about secular freedoms, so they stripped us of those as well!!! Now the politions would just look incredibily stupid if they where to admit they had been fooled….so its easier to let the bloodshed and dictatorship continue rather than admit they where wrong and decieved.
Basically thanks to our political leaders its a WIN/WIN for the terrorists! BUT actually they where probably BOTH in it together from the start!! One a bunch of authoritarian fascist secular sectarian state capitalists joinning the cause of another bunch of authoritarian fascist religious sectarian abrahamic monotheists. Both preach nice words and perfumed lies while committing bloodsoaked atrocities and stealing all the material wealth!
BUT BEWARE THIS DEFEAT COULD ACTUALLY JUST BE THE NEXT STAGE IN THE GAME PLAN AND ONE STEP CLOSER TO BRINGING ON WORLD WAR II
SO WHAT HAS ALL THIS BLOOD AND BANKRUPCY ACHIEVED?
TWAT HAS FAILED TO SPREAD DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS .IN FACT IT HAS DESTROYED DEMOCRACYS AND PROPED UP DICTATORS AND SQUASHED TRUE DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS WHEREVER IT WAS FOUND!!
THE USA has been destroying freedom and democracy for a very long time now
A SHORT LIST OF USA SPREADING DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM
The United States carried out extremely serious interventions into more than 70 nations since 1945
The American way of life cannot survive without WAR and human sacrifice and resourse theft.
EVEN THE POLITIONS ARE HEAVILY INVESTED IN THE WAR INDUSTRY,SO THEY MAKE A LOT OF WAR, KILLING FOR PROFIT!
AMERICA IS JUST A WAR-JUNKIE TRYING TO ACHIEVE WARGASM!!
IF THERE IS ARE ROGUE NATIONS SUPPORTTING AND FUNDING TERRORISTS ,THEN IT IS AMERICA, AND THIER ISRAELLI SLAVE MASTERS AND THE UK OBEDIENT LAPDOG!!
COME ON FOLKS ,FIGHTING FOR PEACE IS LIKE F*CKING FOR VIRGINITY!! ..AND REPEATING THE SAME ACTION AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT IS A RECOGNISED DEFINITION OF INSANITY!!!!! OUR POLITICAL LEADERS ARE WAR CRIMINALS AND YOU ARE INSANE IF YOU THINK THESE WARS AND MILITARY INTERVENTIONS ARE GOING TO DO ANY GOOD THIS TIME!!
Road to Damascus… and on to Armageddon?
by DIANA JOHNSTONE
What if pollsters put this question to citizens of the United States and the European Union :
“Which is more important, ensuring disgruntled Islamists freedom to overthrow the secular regime in Syria, or avoiding World War Three?”
I’ll bet that there might be a majority for avoiding World War III.
But of course, the question is never framed like that.
That would be a “realistic” question, and we Westerners from the heights of our moral superiority have no time for vulgar “realism” in foreign policy (except the eccentric Ron Paul, crying out in the wilderness of Republican primaries).
Because, in the minds of our political ruling class, the United States has the power to “make reality”, we need pay no attention to the remnants of whatever reality we didn’t invent ourselves.
Our artificial reality is coming into collision with the reality perceived by most or at least much of the rest of the world. The tenants of these conflicting views of reality are armed to the teeth, including with nuclear weapons capable of leaving the planet to insects.
Theoretically, there is a way to deal with this dangerous situation, which has the potential of leading to World War. It is called diplomacy. People capable of grasping unfamiliar ideas and understanding viewpoints other than their own, examine the issues underlying conflict and use their intelligence to work out solutions that may not be ideal but will at least prevent things from getting worse.
POLITIONS STRUGGLE WITH REALITY!! THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS CLEARLY STATES,THE MORE YOU IMPOSE LAW ,THE MORE YOU ACCELERATE CHAOS! OUR GOVERNMENTS JUST IMPOSE LAW ,AFTER LAW AFTER LAW AND WONDER WHERE THE CHAOS COMES FROM?!?!?!?!? THEY POINT THIER FINGERS AT EVERONE EXCEPT THEMSELVES……INCREDIBLY THEY EVEN TRY AND BLAME ANARCHISTS?!?!?…OF COURSE NOTHING IS EVER THE FAULT OF THE GOVERNMENT…JUST LIKE DELUSIONAL RELIGIOUS NUTTERS AND THIER INFALIBLE POPES, WE HAVE INFALIBLE POLITIONS AND AN INFALIBLE GOVERNMENT
FACT ,OUR POLITIONS ARE LIARS ,WHO MAKE MILLIONS OUT OF WAR AND LOBBY GROUPS ,WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO HEAR BUT LIES?? SO PLEASE STOP LISTENING TO BLOODSOAKED LIARS THAT WOULD KILL FOR PROFIT AND SELL YOU TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER!!
FACT AMERICA ,GREAT BRITAIN AND ISRAEL ARE THE BIGGEST STATE SPONCERS OF TERRORISM AND ARE ROGUE NATIONS BY ANY DEFINITION!! THESE NATIONS HAVE BEEN TRAINING ,HOUSING ,SUPPORTTING AND SUPPLYING ISLAMIC TERRORISM FOR THIER OWN ENDS ,SINCE THE 1980’S …LIKE THE IRA BEFORE THEM ….A MIXTURE OF PATSYS ,AGENT PROVOCATUERS ,BLACK OPS,THUGS ,DRUGS DEALERS AND USEFUL EXPENDABLE IDIOTS
THE WESTERN STATE SPONCERED TERRORIST CAMPAIGN AGAINST SYRIA AND IRAN
US admits Israel is arming and training terrorist groups to create terrorism
“Israel Using Terrorist Groups To Carry Out Attacks”
Who is Threatening Whom?
45 US Bases Surround Iran
Each star is a US base. But just to be clear, Iran is the one that is threatening US.
Posted February 11, 2011
US Military bases surrounding Iran
“THE MILITARY ARE DUMB STUPID ANIMALS TO BE USED AS PAWNS FOR FORIEGN POLICY”
OUR MILITARY FORCES ARE JUST TAXPAYER FUNDED CORPORATE INVASIONS FORCES. THESE STATE TROOPERS ARE TRAINED, INDOCTRINATED , HOUSED AND PAID FOR BY THE TAXPAYER . THEY MARCH IN STEP ,WEAR THE SAME CLOTHES ,OBEY WITHOUT QUESTION AND ARE TRAINED TO KILL AND BLOW THINGS UP ,STALIN OR HITLER WOULD BE PROUD OF THEM .THEY TALK ABOUT LIBERTY AND FREEDOM WHEN IN FACT THEY HAVE NONE ,THEY ARE “GOVERNMENT ISSUE” (G.I.s),THAT IS ALL, AND WILL BE EXPENDABLE IF THE PROFIT MARGIN CALLS FOR IT!!
…..IF YOU HAVE TO WEAR A UNIFORM AND FOLLOW SOMEONE ELSES ORDERS,OR RISK DEATH OR SEVERE PUNISHMENT ,BY DEFINITION YOU ARE NOT FREE, YOU ARE ENSLAVED!!!! …. AND GOING TO SOMEONE ELSES COUNTRY AND KILLING PEOPLE BECAUSE SOMEONE TOLD YOU TOO ,IS JUST PATHETIC!!
YOU WILL FIND REAL HEROES DO NOT PUT ON UNIFORMS AND REAL HEROES THINK FOR THEMSELVES!!!! REAL HEROES DEFEND THIER HOMES AND LOVED ONES!! REAL HEROES ARE ON THE STREETS OF GREECE RIGHT NOW…FACING ARMED STATE POLICE BRUTALITY WITH POTS AND PANS!!…AND WINNING!!!
I SEE NO BRAVERY IN THESE MILITARY ACTIONS.IN FACT THESE ACTIONS HAVE MADE ME LESS SAFE AND HAS COST A LOT OF MY TAXPAYERS MONEY!!! SO GET YOUR F*CKING HANDS OUT OF MY POCKET AND GET A CONSTRUCTIVE JOB,YOU WELFARE QUEENS, DRENCHED IN BLOOD! I SUPPOSE YOU EXPECT THE TAXPAYER TO PICK UP YOUR MEDICAL BILLS AS WELL. MILITARY PEOPLE IF YOU THINK I AM BEING UNFAIR ON YOU ,WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR VICTIMS THINK OF YOU?…THAT YOU TOO WHERE A BIT UNFAIR? AFTER ALL YOU WHERE ONLY FOLLOWING ORDERS WEREN’T YOU …..ITS PATHETIC AND IN TOTAL DENIAL OF WHAT YOUR ACTIONS HAVE ACTUALLY CAUSED!!! I SUPPOSE THAT’S WHY 1 IN 5 OF YOU WILL EVENTUALLY COMMIT SUICIDE,AFTER COMING TO TERMS WITH THESE REALITIES!A LOT OF OTHERS WILL JUST HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE NIGHTMARES AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS AS BEST YOU CAN …BUT DO NOT WORRY YOU WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE BODY COUNT ,BAD FOR MORAL AND THE WAR EFFORT ,AND ALL THAT…WHAT HO!!
MORE EVIDENCE OF WESTERN WAR CRIMES AND TERRORISM
NATO’s “Secret War” on Syria: Replicating the Libya Model
British Special Forces Supporting Rebels
by Stephen Lendman
NATO’s Secret War on Syria
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 (RT.com) 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.
Syria’s Uprising in Context
By Stephen Gowans
February 12, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — Since the beginning of the unrest in Syria, “the government has said that while some protesters have legitimate grievances, the uprising is driven by militant Islamists with foreign backing.”  This hardly squares with the view of Western state officials and media commentators who say that an authoritarian regime is killing its people and violently suppressing a largely peaceful movement for democracy.
There’s no question that there has been a longstanding Islamist opposition in Syria to Ba’athist rule. The Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party has been in power since 1963. The party’s roots are in Pan-Arabism, non-Marxist socialism, and liberation from colonialism, imperialism and religious sectarianism. Being secular, socialist (though diminishingly so) and dominated by a heterodox Shiite sect, the Alawi, Syria’s lead party has held no appeal for the Sunni majority, which has leaned toward the Muslim Brotherhood.
Neither is there any question that Islamist uprisings have become a habitual occurrence in Syria. Condemning the Alawi as heretics and resentful of the Ba’athists’ separation of Islam from the state, the Muslim Brotherhood organized riots against the government in 1964, 1965, 1967 and 1969.
On coming to power in 1970, Afiz Assad—the current president’s father– tried to overcome the Sunni opposition by encouraging private enterprise and weakening the party’s commitment to socialism, and by opening space for Islam. This, however, did little to mollify the Muslim Brothers, who organized new riots and called for a Jihad against Assad, denigrating him as “the enemy of Allah.” His “atheist” government was to be brought down and Alawi domination of the state ended. By 1977, the Mujahedeen were engaged in a guerrilla struggle against the Syrian army and its Soviet advisers, culminating in the 1982 occupation of the city of Hama. The Syrian army quelled the occupation, killing 20,000 to 30,000.
In an effort to win the Islamists’ acquiescence, Assad built new mosques, opened Koranic schools, and relaxed restrictions on Islamic dress and publications. At the same time, he forged alliances with pro-Islamic countries and organizations, including Sunni Sudan, Shia Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad. While these measures secured some degree of calm, Islamists remained a perennial source of instability and the government was on continual guard against “a resurgence of Sunni Islamic fundamentalists.” 
The United States hasn’t created an opposition, but it has acted to strengthen it. US funding to the Syrian opposition began flowing under the Bush administration in 2005  if not earlier. The Bush administration had dubbed Syria a member of a “junior varsity axis of evil,” along with Libya and Cuba, and toyed with the idea of making Syria the next target of its regime change agenda after Iraq. 
Around the same time, Syrian exiles in Europe founded the Movement for Justice and Development, openly calling for the overthrow of the Ba’athist government. The Movement was one of the key recipients of US lucre. The leader of the organization, Anas Al-Abdah, is a member of the Syrian National Council, the main exile opposition group, which French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague have designated a legitimate representative of the Syrian people  –a matter one would think should be decided by Syrians, not outsiders, and least of all not former colonial powers. The group “has a significant contingent of Islamists.” 
The Syrian National Council’s foil is the National Coordinating Body for Democratic Change in Syria, led by opposition figures who live inside the country. The body, left-wing and secular, is open to dialogue with the Assad government and subscribes to the three no’s: no to foreign intervention, no to sectarianism, and no to violence. 
The Islamist-heavy Syrian National Council, by contrast, follows the three yeses: Yes to foreign intervention, yes to sectarianism, and yes to violence. It has “called on the international community to take aggressive …steps, including the possible establishment of a no-fly zone in Syria”  and appears to be tied up with the Free Syrian Army, a largely Sunni formation which operates out of Turkey and has, it says, about 10,000 fighters.  “The Saudis and Qataris are reported to be funding and arming the opposition” while “Western special forces are said to be giving military support on the ground.” 
SNC leaders say that if they succeed in achieving their goal of replacing Assad they’ll cut Damascus’s alliance with Iran and end arms shipments to Hezbollah and Hamas —a policy that would be welcome in Washington and Israel.
In September, The New York Times reported that the Obama administration was discussing how to bring about Assad’s ouster but that “the administration does not want to look as if the United States is trying to orchestrate the outcome in Syria.”  It is no longer necessary for Washington to conceal its regime change ambitions. Its description of the unrest as violent dictatorship against a peaceful demand for democracy, rather than the alternative and more descriptive narrative of secular government against an armed Islamist rebellion, has become hegemonic. Who’s going to blame Washington for intervening on the side of, what’s understood to be, a popular rebellion for democracy? Accordingly, the State Department now openly acknowledges that it “will continue working with Syria’s political opposition to ensure an eventual political transition” , which is to say it will continue to pursue its longstanding policy of working with the opposition to bring about the Ba’athists’ overthrow.
Washington’s motivation for ousting Assad has nothing whatever to do with his handling of the rebellion. Assad’s reaction to the uprising is only relevant as raw material to be shaped, twisted and manipulated into a pretext for overt intervention. Washington’s concerns lie elsewhere, unrelated to the welfare of Syrians or attachment to spreading democracy. Indeed, were Washington impelled by humanitarian concerns and a desire to overturn tyranny, it would be difficult to explain its foreign policy record.
When democracy-hating Bahrain, home to the US Fifth Fleet and paradise for foreign investors, violently put down a popular uprising last year, Washington sat on its hands. Sometimes raw interest trumps principle, explained the United States’ newspaper of record, The New York Times, as if US foreign policy is normally governed by principle, and departures from it in favor of interests are aberrations, rather than the opposite.
The cracking of Shiite skulls in Bahrain was ably assisted by the Sunni petro-monarchies of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which dispatched tanks and troops—the same democracy-abominating countries which have taken a lead role in demanding that Assad undertake democratic reforms. Every one of them absolutist states, they have joined the United States, Britain and France in a preposterously named “friends of Syrian democracy” group. Qatar, one of its members, was instrumental in providing material and propaganda support to the Libyan rebels—many of whom, like their Syrian counterparts, were militant Islamists. The spectacle of the Gulf Cooperation Council aligning itself with what is called a pro-democracy rebellion is a bit like the Wall Street Journal backing the communist-era Solidarity trade union as the true face of socialism in Poland. Whatever Solidarity was, it was not the true face of socialism, which is why the Wall Street Journal backed it.
Neither has Washington taken effective, concrete measures to prevent Israel from cracking down violently on Palestinians who rise up against Israeli oppression, let alone recognize Israeli oppression as illegitimate. Washington’s violent intervention in Iraq on entirely baseless grounds, and its authoring of a colossal humanitarian tragedy there, hardly recommends the United States as a country whose foreign policy is governed by a commitment to peace and democracy, though its commitment to war and the plundering of countries unable to defend themselves is undoubted.
No, Washington’s ambition to overthrow Syria’s Ba’athist state is a longstanding one which pre-dates the current uprising. The US state has been keen to install a pro-imperialist government in Damascus since at least 1957, when it tried unsuccessfully to engineer a coup there. In 2003, the United States initiated a program of economic warfare against Syria, and in 2005, if not earlier, started to funnel money to opposition elements to mobilize energy for regime change.
Apart from Syria’s irritating Washington by allying with Iran, backing Hezbollah, and providing material assistance to Palestinian national liberation movements, the country exhibits a tendency shared by all US regime change targets: a predilection for independent, self-directed, economic development. This is expressed in state-ownership of important industries, subsidies to domestic firms, controls on foreign investment, and subsidization of basic commodities. These measures restrict the profit-making opportunities of US corporations, banks and investors, and since it is their principals who hold sway in Washington, US foreign policy is accordingly shaped to serve their interests.
The US State Department complains that Syria has “failed to join an increasingly interconnected global economy,” which is to say, has failed to turn over its state-owned enterprises to private investors, among them Wall Street financial interests. The State Department is aggrieved that “ideological reasons” continue to prevent the Assad government from liberalizing Syria’s economy. As a result of the Ba’athists’ ideological fixation on socialism, “privatization of government enterprises is still not widespread.” The economy “remains highly controlled by the government.” 
The Wall Street Journal and Heritage Foundation are equally displeased. “Hafez al-Assad’s son Bashar, who succeeded him in 2000, has failed to deliver on promises to reform Syria’s socialist economy.”
The state dominates many areas of economic activity, and a generally repressive environment marginalizes the private sector and prevents the sustainable development of new enterprises or industries. Monetary freedom has been gravely marred by state price controls and interference.
The repressive business environment, burdened by heavy state intervention, continues to retard entrepreneurial activity and prolong economic stagnation. Labor regulations are rigid, and the labor market suffers from state interference and control.
…systemic non-tariff barriers severely constrain freedom to trade. Private investment is deterred by heavy bureaucracy, direct state interference, and political instability. Although the number of private banks has increased steadily since they were first permitted in 2004, government influence in the financial sector remains extensive. 
The US Library of Congress country study on Syria refers to “the socialist structure of the government and economy,” points out that “the government continues to control strategic industries,” mentions that “many citizens have access to subsidized public housing and many basic commodities are heavily subsidized,” and that “senior regime members” have “hampered” the liberalization of the economy. 
All in all, Syria remains too much like the socialist state the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party founders envisaged for it, and too little like a platform for increasing the profits of overseas banks, investors and corporations. Accordingly, its regime of self-directed, independent, economic development must be changed. The militant Islamist uprising, helped along by US money, propaganda and diplomatic support, has set the stage for Washington to realize its regime-change ambitions. Washington has framed the conflict as one between peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators and a murderous tyrant whose thirst for power has driven him to the extremes of killing his own people. Assad has, by this reckoning, “lost legitimacy” and must step aside.
Of course, the idea that the conflict is the latest in a long line of militant Islamic eruptions against a secular Syrian state is never to be entertained. Neither is the notion to be contemplated that the insurgency has evolved into a civil war. There were more casualties in the US Civil War than in all other US wars combined, yet complaints about Abraham Lincoln killing his own people–and on a grandiose scale–are never heard. The Spanish Republic was never abominated, except by rightists, for killing the Spaniards who rose up against it. In these conflicts, there were material and class interests at stake—and the clash of them led to the killing of rebel forces by the government and of government forces by the rebels. And so too in Syria. Yes, in civil wars, governments do kill their own people.
I’m on the side of the Syrian government. The Assads backed away from the Ba’athist commitment to socialism further than I would have liked, but I recognize that the possibilities for achieving socialism in a small Third World country have become vanishingly small since the demise of the Soviet Union (and were not without formidable challenges before then.) All the same, the Ba’athists continue to obstinately hold on to elements of the party’s socialist program; hence, the US State Department’s complaint about “ideological reasons” getting in the way of privatization.
Moreover, Ba’athist Syria remains an organized force against Zionism and for Palestinian national liberation, and it’s not clear that a successor government would follow the same path. Importantly, what would likely follow Assad’s ouster is hardly to be embraced: A country thrown into chaos by competing militias and warlords, where torture and the systematic extermination of the old regime’s supporters run rampant, as has characterized post-Gaddafi Libya, or the installation of a US puppet regime to facilitate the exploitation of Syria’s land, labor and resources by Western captains of industry and titans of finance. A third choice of more space for other political parties and the parliament being given new powers is academic. The hard-core of the rebellion won’t be satisfied with anything less than the complete extirpation of the Ba’athists and what they stand for: some measure of socialism and the secular state. Neither will the United States, Britain, and France settle for the continuation in Damascus of a state committed to independent, self-directed economic development and alliance with Iran.
The choice, then, is between, on the one hand, the triumph of yet another eruption of imperialism under the guise of humanitarian intervention, and on the other, the preservation of the Ba’athist state, and Syria’s self-determination. If the Ba’athists are overthrown, a blow will be struck for imperialism. Their survival will preserve the life of an organized force against Zionism, imperialism and for some measure of self-directed development toward socialism.
1. Anthony Shadid, “Assad says he rejects West’s call to resign”, The New York Times, August 21, 2011.
2. US Library of Congress. A Country Study: Syria. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/sytoc.html
3. Craig Whitlock, “U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition groups, cables released by Wikileaks show”, The Washington Post, April 17, 2011.
4. Moshe Ma’oz, “Damscus vs. Washington: Between the ‘Axis of Evil’ and ‘Pax Americana’”, in Bruce Cumings, Evarand Abrahamian and Moshi Ma’oz. Investing the Axis of Evil: The Truth about North Korea, Iran and Syria. The New Press. 2004.
5. Jay Solomon, “Clinton Meets With Syrian Opposition,” The Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2011.
6. Charles Levinson, “As Syria strikes kill scores, opposition seeks backing”, The Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2012.
7. Mazda Majidi, “Will Syria be another Libya?” Liberation, November 29, 2011.
8. Jay Solomon and Nour Malas, “Syria would cut Iran military tie, opposition head says”, The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2011
9. Dan Bileksky, “Factional splits hinder drive to topple Syria leader”, The New York Times, December 8, 2011.
10. Seumas Milne, “Intervention in Syria will escalate not stop the killing”, The Guardian (UK), February 7, 2012.
11. Jay Solomon and Nour Malas, “Syria would cut Iran military tie, opposition head says”, The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2011
12. Helene Cooper, “U.S. is quietly getting ready for Syria without Assad”, The New York Times, September 19, 2011.
13. Charles Levinson and Gregory L. White, “America Exits Syria as Russia Makes Push”, The Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2012.
14. US State Department website. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3580.htm#econ . Accessed February 8, 2012.
15. Index of Economic Freedom 2012. http://www.heritage.org/index/country/syria . Accessed February 8, 2012.
16. US Library of Congress. A Country Study: Syria. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/sytoc.html
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PEOPLE PLEASE STOP LISTENING TO AUTHORITARIANS ,MEGALOMANIACS , AND SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS DELUSIONAL BIGOTS….THEY WILL KILL US ALL!!!! ….AND STILL BLAME US ALL, WHILE SAYING ……….LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO NOW!!
ALL THIS DEATH AND DESTRUCTION IS CREATED BY GOVERNMENT AUTHORITARIAN FORCES!!
TO KEEP OUR MINDS OF GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION ,FINANCIAL CORRUPTION ,BANK BAILOUTS , AUSTERITY MEASURES , FUKUSHIMA RADIATION,ILLEGAL MILITARY INVASIONS,ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, GM FOODS, ETC. ETC.
A SCARED AND IGNORANT POPULATION CRIES OUT FOR GOVERNMENT
AN INFORMED AND CONFIDENT POPULATION REJECTS ALL FORMS OF GOVERNMENT!!
FREEDOM HAS NO GOVERNMENT!
IF WE STOP OUR GOVERNMENTS WE STOP OUR WARS ,WE STOP OUR BAILOUTS ,WE STOP POLICE BRUTALITY , WE STOP INTERNET CENCORSHIP ,WE STOP AUSTERITY MEASURES , WE STOP CORPORATE DOMINATION!
THE WORLD WOULD BE A MUCH BETTER PLACE
LESS TAX AND MORE SERVICES AND MORE FREEDOMS
EDUCATION NOT REGULATION!!
PROTEST AND SURVIVE
SUPPORT THE PROTESTORS
“All government, of course, is against liberty. The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. Most people want security in this world, not liberty.”
“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable. It doesn’t take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.”
“Whether the mask is labeled Fascism, Democracy, or Dictatorship or the Proletariat, our great adversary remains the Apparatus-the bureaucracy, the police, the military…. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this Apparatus, and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others.”– The French worker philosopher Simone Weil,1945
I USED TO THINK POLITIONS WHERE USELESS ,UNTIL I REALISED THEY ARE BIO-DEGRADABLE ,…….MAYBE THEY WILL BE GOOD FOR THE ROSES 😉