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Syria the battleground for self interest of The West & Gulf States

In my article last week Syria, UN Resolutions & the Bigger Picture” I attempted to show the wider strands of the dirty game being played in Syria. I’ve been accosted by many who feel that I’m somehow Pro-Assad as I am lacking in my revolutionary zeal. The rather unfortunate truth of a manufactured regime change carried out by Muslims, ostensibly for the benefits of “The West” and her client states in the Middle East, is lost upon the people.

It is this exact cold hearted realism of RealPolitik that Muslims, rightly or wrongly lack. Unable to take a step back from the images of death and destruction the mass media pepper us with in their quest for humanitarian intervention (a lie exposed last week) that makes us jump in two footedly without thinking first. It is the kindness we have for our fellow Muslims that is being exploited.

That’s not me being cold hearted.

That is what the enemy sees of us.

Do I support the rebels and should Muslims in “The West”?

If we’re dealing in black and white answers, then the answer is a resounding yes.

Can we add conditions to our support?

Why not.

Crucially, do we have any say on what replaces the Assad regime?

No.

Whether you wish to accept it or not, the opposition in Syria are sponsored by the US, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Syrian National Council, assorted  ‘activists’ in exile, some closely linked to the British Foreign Office and the US State Department.

Reform is not the issue. Even our very own FCO have admitted it in their briefing titled “Syrian Government’s commitments to the Arab League: Myths & reality”

All of the players involved in this tragedy are like Saul on the road to Damascus, their agenda’s vary but they all converge at one point: their determination to destroy the current government.

For “The West” – Britain, France and the US – the elimination of a government and a political party that has long got in their way is the issue.

For Saudi Arabia, the issue is confronting Iran and containing Shia-ism across the region. The Sauds sent troops to Bahrain to quell the uprising and now face the Shia problem within their own borders in Qatif. This should come as no surprise to regular readers, as I pointed this out almost a year ago: “Saudi Arabia Invades Bahrain, Expect Sunni V Shia Angle To Be Played Out In The Media”

For the Muslim Brotherhood, the issue is revenge for Hafez al Assad’s repression of their revolt in 1982, the destruction of a secular government and perhaps the installation of a new system which they expect to dominate.

While the BBC are pushing the narrative of an all out sectarian civil war in Syria amongst Sunni’s and Shia’s, the fact that Syria has been dominated by the minority Alawis as the ruling elite politically & militarily  since the 1960’s is strangely absent from discourse. A conveniently forgotten fact.

For the US and their client state Saudi Arabia –  Iran, Syria and Hizbullah are three parts of the same problem. The Saud’s regard Iran as the ‘head of the snake’ and have pleaded with the US to attack it on many occasions under the Bush regime as well as the current US administration. As we’re all too aware a direct attack on Iran, would remove the cloak from the covert war already being waged and would be catastrophic to the countries waging it.

Far be it for me to tell the BBC & the western media what the fallout would be from a military attack on live nuclear reactors, not that the consequences of any “collateral damage” are ever discussed seriously.  Former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix stated  military strikes would be ”a path to disaster rather than a solution”  before adding that Iran “posed no imminent threat”.

In 2006 Iran and Syria formalised a joint defence agreement to confront ‘common threats’. Any open intervention in Syria would not be welcomed by Iran and would clearly be viewed as an opening prelude to an attack on Iran itself.

As I pointed out Russia & China are unwilling to back UN Security Council resolutions. Military planners in “The West” are using the second option to destabilise Syria. By bringing down the Syrian government and rupturing its strategic relationship with Iran and Hizbullah, the check mate position is in sight for the US and its Western, Gulf and of course Israeli partners.

Nir Rosen recently wrote a detailed piece for Al Jazeera: “Q&A: Nir Rosen on Syria’s armed opposition” of which the closing paragraphs summarise how Israel will gain from this situation.

When we take Syria in a wider context of the countries hit by the Arab Spring, we can clearly see new geopolitical boundaries being drawn. The so called “Islamist parties” (a term I dislike, but used for western discourse) have come or are likely to come to govern in Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. Perhaps even in Libya if elections are ever held.

What parties say when they are in opposition and what they feel obliged to do when they are the ruling governments are two different propositions. Rashid Ghannushi, the leader of Tunisia’s Al Nahda party has held quiet talks with the Israelis in Washington and has indicated that Palestine will not be a priority for the new Tunisian government.

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is dithering over maintaining existing peace treaties with Israel; the sticking point seems to be how many billions of dollars in aid they’ll receive for selling out.

Thus far in a area undergoing rapid change, Syria is the player not playing the game, standing firm against the US and Israel on the one hand and the rising Saudi-Gulf axis on the other.

Make no mistake “The West” is on the hunt for another war in the Middle East. War is profitable business; why else do you think military supplier BAE systems announced an 18% rise in profits yesterday, amidst a global recession.

The essence of the campaign against Syria is ultimately Iran. Provocation with scientists being assassinated and the US navy on the Straits of Hormuz are a clear intention to goad Iran into retaliating and providing a pretext for the armed attack that many in Israel and the US want.

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The image used is titled “Crocodiles of Arabia” and the credit goes to Khalil Bendib

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Syria, UN Veto’s & Western Foreign Policy

So what are we to make of the situation in Syria?

The UK, US and France have vigorously attempted to get a UN security resolution passed on the ever worsening conditions in Syria, a resolution which has been vetoed by both permanent UNSC members China & Russia.

The Russian envoy to the UNSC, Vitaly Churkin has insisted that:

“Some influential members of the international community unfortunately… have been undermining the opportunity for political settlement, calling for a regime change, pushing the oppositionists to power”

You have to question the real motives of the Western diplomats and their Arab allies. Susan Rice, the US ambassador to the UN has made blustering statements on the veto:

“sell out the Syrian people and shield a craven tyrant……any further bloodshed that flows will be on their hands”

Our very own William Hague hasn’t been that far behind his American counterpart, stating the veto:

“lets the Syrian people down, and will only encourage President Assad’s brutal regime to increase the killing”

Almost every single player involved in this unfolding tragedy are engaged in the same manner of self righteous indignation. The same players of course that were prominent in the regime change in Libya.

I’m no fan of the regimes in Damascus, Moscow or Beijing, but are they right to veto the resolution?

Yes

But not for the whiter than white reasons they might claim.

There is a far greater game being carved out in the Middle East, sadly our media (as well as Al Jazeera) is presenting it as a simple case of acrimony amidst the geo-political self interests of China and Russia, against the benevolent and kind hearted nature of UNSC members that supported the resolution.

The resolution was of course itself driven by political machinations, by strategic demands and  potential gains. It is downright perfidious to suggest that the real concerns of the western political powers are with the Syrian people.

In fact some media commentators have stated that the unfolding conflict in Syria has been covered with “less interest in empirically collected data and more reliance on hysteria and manipulation and rumour.”

For example, last Friday’s attack on Homs was reported to have killed more than two hundred people, in reality the number was later revised to fifty five.  Fifty five deaths too many, but when your only sources are “activists” that you are using to bolster another western intervention, the veracity of the information cannot be guaranteed. The apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree where the Assad’s are concerned. Basher’s father, Hafez gave the go ahead for the Hama massacre of February 1982 that left tens of thousands of Syrians dead.

Do I condemn Assad and his regime, of course I do, whole heartedly, but not for the same reasons of self interest “The West” has.

With Libya as the new template for regime change, we have to ask the questions that no one else is asking:

Why is there not a greater split amongst the Assad regime?

Who are the “Free Syrian Army”?

Who are the “Syrian National Council”?

Who is arming the rebel factions?

Why are Qatar acting as a military and media cheerleader?

Why have the Saudi’s declared it recognises the Syrian National Council and what is their motivation in doing so?

The written testimony of Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer is worth considering. He claimed last year that:

“NATO is already clandestinely engaged in the Syrian conflict”

If this is correct, why are NATO involved in conspiratorial schemes of regime change, deemed illegal under international law ?

Would you be surprised to know that the self styled Christian crusading knight and uber mercenary Erik Prince and his Blackwater boys have been carrying out covert operations in Syria since January 2011. In a recent interview, Prince stated:

“In Syria, we did the signals intelligence to geo-locate the bad guys in a very denied area”

So will direct intervention like in Libya improve the situation?

These are the questions to which we should be demanding answers, yet they are not even being asked. The official narrative (same as Libya) is of the archetypal evil Arab tyrant, butchering his own people. These narratives are of course promoted by the very same people who want regime change in Syria.

Are atrocities being committed?

Yes.

Can we say conclusively who is committing them all?

The Arab League observer mission (not that it carries much gravitas, when tyrants from equally abhorrent murderous neighbouring states are doing the observing) stated it is not conclusive who is perpetrating the acts of terror in Syria. If we believe NATO and effectively the US is on the ground in Syria in some capacity, could they be responsible for some of them?

The cases of full Western invention are being made, with the now well worn ‘we cannot stand idly by’ argument that “The West” should provide the opposition with special forces training of the kind that was provided in Libya

The policy for Syria is being developed in America, of that there should be no doubt.

Therefore it’s probably best to leave you with the cold hearted realism of the realpolitik espoused by neo con and “Israel firster” Charles Krauthammer. In a recent op-ed piece in The Washington Post the game plan for regime change in Syria and external intervention were made all too startlingly clear:

“His (Assad) fall would deprive Iran of an intra-Arab staging area and sever its corridor to the Mediterranean. Syria would return to the Sunni fold. Hezbollah, Tehran’s agent in Lebanon, could be next, withering on the vine without Syrian support and Iranian material. Hamas would revert to Egyptian patronage.  At the end of this causal chain, Iran, shorn of key allies and already reeling from economic sanctions over its nuclear program, would be thrown back on its heels”

He continued:

“Force the issue. Draw bright lines. Make clear American solidarity with the Arab League against a hegemonic Iran and its tottering Syrian client. In diplomacy, one often has to choose between human rights and strategic advantage. This is a rare case where we can advance both — so long as we do not compromise with Russia or relent until Assad falls.”

Does it make it clearer now?

It’s Iran and it always has been about Iran.

After the illegal invasion of Iraq for the purpose of regime change, “The West” quickly learnt that the blowback on their own shores from a restive Muslim population would cause immense problems. So how do “The West” engineer regime change now?

In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, General Wesley Clark, the retired four-star American General and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, stated that he was privy to discussions that described how:

“we’re going to take out seven countries, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”

The conditions for a similar strategy of tension are being unrolled in Lebanon, with a cargo containing huge amounts of US dollars, guns, special passports and credit cards having been seized upon arrival in Beirut this morning.

Understand that whilst our politicians in the UK pontificate about the ever worsening condition of the Syrian people, the real drivers for the resolution come from the Americans.

They are not concerned about the slaughter in Syria or anywhere else in the region. Their murderous intent of reshaping the region is polished with the veneer of respectability afforded by the useful idiots in the FCO and the media right here in the UK.

For me, the motives are clear, and that’s why I will not support any UNSC resolutions bought forward by America and her cronies.

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The King Gaddafi is dead. Long live the King NATO

As I came around, feeling rather sick & groggy I switched my phone on to receive several congratulatory messages about the death of Muammar Gaddafi.

I’m not in much of a celebratory mood, so I’ll keep it brief.

I was pretty disgusted with Al Jazeera’s blood letting footage of Gaddafi being dragged through the streets.

And yes he was captured alive, before being executed.

You can see the Mistress of Destruction Hilary Clintons reaction to Gaddafi’s demise, perhaps her glee wouldn’t have been so forthcoming if she knew the camera’s weren’t rolling.

I remember the cries of the west when the bodies of yankee mercenaries are dragged through the streets in Iraq, yet the images of Gaddafi’s dead body on TV is comes more anticipated than a world cup final, with expert white man analysis included.

So let’s celebrate death again.

Like we did with Saddam, like we did with Bin Laden, like we did with Awlaki.

Gaddafi is dead.

Let’s pass around the photos & videos, let’s give each other high fives & cheer on looking at his corpse.

This death porn is making me sick.

You’ve replaced one tyrant leader with a NATO puppet.

In 20 years time, a Libyan will come to London or to Paris, blow himself & countless other civilians up, and we’ll wonder why he did it.

There will be no reconstruction in Libya.

There will be a flood of capital from the PEOPLES Oil wealth into French & British companies bank accounts.

To understand what has transpired, I will not insult your intelligence with half baked shit the media are giving to you. You can click through for all my posts on Libya & Gaddafi to get a full flavour of what’s coming to every single Muslim country.

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Syrian Defence Ministry website gets hacked – Nerds are the new Commandos!

As ASSad continues with the Ramadan Massacre of his own people and The West umms, ooh & ahhs before deciding to issue a statement, the enterprising hacktivists of Anonymous took control of the Ministry of Defence’s website today, posting images of dead protesters with the following message, as the snapshot of the website shows:

To the Syrian people: The world stands with you against the brutal regime of Bashar Al-Assad. Know that time and history are on your side – tyrants use violence because they have nothing else, and the more violent they are, the more fragile they become. We salute your determination to be non-violent in the face of the regime’s brutality, and admire your willingness to pursue justice, not mere revenge. All tyrants will fall, and thanks to your bravery Bashar Al-Assad is next.

To the Syrian military: You are responsible for protecting the Syrian people, and anyone who orders you to kill women, children, and the elderly deserves to be tried for treason. No outside enemy could do as much damage to Syria as Bashar Al-Assad has done. Defend your country – rise up against the regime! – Anonymous

Back in April, hackers also took over the website of Syria’s parliament, posting pictures of protesters and playing patriotic songs.

A few weeks ago The Scum’s website was hacked, with the following page mocked up and left for the world to see;

With the rioters in Tottenham and Brixton coordinating their looting spree’s via text messaging, BBM, facebook and twitter the era of having secure comms is no longer to the advantage of the authorities.

With hackers stealing data from governments the world over
and making it available in the public domain are we witnessing a rebalance of the information age or the beginnings of anarchy?

Considering that the US have already had their law enforcement intranets already hacked The Akh wonders how long before the supposedly untouchable pentagon get hit?

Seeing we’re in the era of 4GW (fourth generational warfare) where private robot armies are fighting it out as technological advances open the way for the clashes of DIY terminators, imagine what would happen if someone sitting in their bedroom on the other side of the world hacked into and took control of the hunter killer terminators?

The yanks aren’t letting on, but their F-35s have joined the F-22s in being “stood down”. Electrical problems should be read in the same vein as you’d hear that the helicopter suffered “technical problems” IT WASN’T SHOT DOWN!

The GI Joe era is done.

All you need is a handful of nerds to win you the war.

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Superman renounces his U.S. citizenship, thanks to America’s foreign policy!

Superman has renounced his American citizenship and he blames the Israeli influence on U.S. foreign policy as the prime reason for his action.

The Akh stopped reading comics graphic novels a while back, but now and again there’s a story that gets me intrigued. Tipped off by one my “stans” to the machinations of Action Comics issue 900, which sees Superman renounce his American citizenship.

Now I know what you’re thinking, what do comics….dammit….graphic novels have to do with anything?

Well for one, they shape public opinion, and when that is of a cultural icon that is as American as cinnamon & apple pie itself, then perhaps we need to understand that the popular groundswell of public opinion within America itself is turning against it’s pro Israeli influenced government.

So let me break it down for you, despite very literally being an alien immigrant (like the yanks love to call them) Superman has long been seen as an emblem of American patriotism, a symbol of “truth, justice, and the American way”.

The symbolic resonance has always been there, from his embrace of traditional American ideals to the iconic red and blue of his costume.

However, what it means to stand for the “American way” is an increasingly complicated thing, both in the real world and in superhero comics, whose storylines have increasingly seemed to mirror current events and deal with moral and political complexities rather than simple black and white morality.

I’ll let you read the issue for yourself, simply click to enlarge and read, commentary continues below;

Wow!

Right?

So what we had was Superman consulting with the President’s national security advisor, who is incensed that Superman appeared in Tehran to non-violently support the protesters demonstrating against the Iranian regime, no doubt an analogue for the recent real-life protests in the Middle East.

The only bit of hokum there, is that it is Iran and not Egypt.

Superman replies that it was foolish to think that his actions would not reflect politically on the American government, and that he therefore plans to renounce his American citizenship at the United Nations the next day – because the American government do not want him to be on the side of the people, against the leaders installed to do America (read Israel) bidding.

It wasn’t that long ago that Batman had a new Muslim recruit to help him fight crime. Then again, you can always meet Captain Israel, ethnic cleanser, murderer, hero for the politically indoctrinated zionists.

The Akh has been saying it for years, and now even Superman himself agrees, it is America’s foreign policy, aided, abetted and influenced by Israel that is the cause for so much torturous woe across the world.

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