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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Strategy of resistance in the face of Obama's strategy إستراتيجية المقاومـة في مواجهة إستراتيجية أوباما

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 أحمد الشرقاوي

إستراتيجيـــة ‘أوبامـــا’
لا يحتاج المتابع اليوم للتطورات السياسية والأمنية والعسكرية والإقتصادية التي تعصف بالعالم لكثير ذكاء، لإدراك أن أمريكا وحلف ‘الناتو’ أعلنوها حربا بلا هوادة على روسيا، لمحاصرتها في عقر دارها من بوابة ‘أوكرانيا’، وتحجيم دورها من خلال ضرب سورية، منفذها الرئيس والوحيد إلى الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا، وبذات المناسبة شرذمة العراق وتفجير لبنان لإنهاء محور المقاومة إلى الأبد، لتعيش “إسرائيل” بأمن وأمان سيدة على عرش المنطقة.
والغاية من هذه المغامرة الخطيرة، هي الهيمنة على مصادر الطاقة وممراتها البحرية والبرية لخنق الصين إقتصاديا وحرمان روسيا وإيران – التي ترقد على أكبر مخزون عالمي من الغاز الطبيعي – من هذه الورقة الإستراتيجية التي تسعى روسيا لتحويلها إلى سلاح لتدمير نظام الرأسمالية المتوحش واستبداله بنظام رأسمالي إنساني أكثر عدلا، وذلك من خلال منظمة ‘شانغهاي’ ومنظمة ‘البريكس’ الفتية. وهو ما حدى بأمريكا والأطلسي الذين أدركو خطورة الإستراتيجية الروسية الهادئة والذكية على نفوذهم ومصالحهم، ليتحركوا سريعا قبل أن يصبح لموسكو مخالب وأنياب تفرض بها رؤيتها الجديدة لإدارة شؤون العالم.
وبهذا تتأكد مرة أخرى النظرية التي تقول أن كل حروب أمريكا “الإنسانية” ورائها أهداف سياسية خبيثة تخدم مصالح إقتصادية غير مشروعة، ولا تستطيع تأمينها إلا بمنطق القوة.. وهذا الدور قامت به “إسرائيل” بالوكالة أحسن قيام زمن جمهوريات العسكر العربية، لكن الوضع تغير اليوم بعد أن أنعم الله علينا بالمقاومة الشريفة التي أجهضت كل مشاريع أمريكا في المنطقة وحولت “إسرائيل” إلى قلعة من ورق في إنتظار العاصفة القادمة لإقتلاعها وإنهاء شرها..
وبنهاية دور “إسرائيل” العسكري وفشلها في تحقيق ولو هدف يتيم واحد في عدوانها الأخير على غزة، كان لزاما أن تقرر أمريكا العودة إلى المنطقة لإعادة تشكيلها بعد شرذمتها وفق رؤيتها القديمة الجديدة للشرق الأوسط الكبير.
إستراتيجية ‘أوباما الذي أعلن عن ظاهرها وفشل في إخفاء باطنها، هي وصفة ناجعة تضع المنطقة على حافة الهاوية لحرب إقليمية قد تتطور سريعا إلى حرب عالمية لن تجد إمبراطورية الشر من ينقذ ماء وجهها للتراجع عنها حين تنطلق الشرارة فينفجر ببرميل البارود الذي تقبع فوقه المنطقة برمتها، وهذا ما أشار إليه السيد ‘لاريجاني’ محذرا أمريكا، ومتهما إياها بأنها تلعب بالنار التي ستحرق أصابعها.
إستراتيجيـــة المقاومـــة
وإذا كانت إستراتيجية ‘أوباما’ قد تأسست على كذبة شبيهة بكذبة “أسلحة الدمار الشامل” التي إستعملتها قبل 11 سنة لإحتلال العراق، فإن تبريرها العودة إلى المنطقة من بوابة “الحرب على الإرهاب” الذي يهدد مصالحها، وفق ما تقول، هي كذبة أخرى واهية لا تنطلي على أحد، لأن الجميع أصبح يعرف أن “داعش” هي صناعة مخابراتية أمريكية، أطلسية، صهيونية، وهابية، تستعمل اليوم كأداة مثل ما استعملت “القاعدة” في أفغانستان من قبل.
والسؤال الذي أصبح يقلق واشنطن ولا تجد له إجابة منطقية، هو أين كانت أمريكا قبل ثلاث سنوات عندما كانت “داعش” وأخواتها يعيثون قتلا وفسادا وخرابا في سورية؟.. ولماذا كانت تقول للعالم أن ما يحدث في سورية هي “ثورة مسلحة لمعارضة معتدلة ضد نظام ديكتاتور دموي يقتل شعبه”؟.. وها هي ‘هيلاري كلينتون’ وزيرة الخارجية الأميركية السابقة تقول بصريح العبارة في مذكراتها التي سجلت أكبر رواجا عرفه كتاب في العالم: “نحن أسسنا داعش لتقسيم منطقة الشرق الأوسط”.. فلماذا لم يكذب ‘أوباما’ ما كشفته وزيرته السابقة؟.. ناهيك عن التقارير الغربية الكثيرة بمن فيها الصادرة عن مراكز دراسات أمريكية مرموقة، تتهم السعودية وقطر والإمارات والكويت وتركيا والأردن بتمويل الإرهاب ودعمه وتدريب الإرهابيين وتسليحهم وتسهيل مرورهم إلى سورية.
الإمام الخامنائي، وبخروجه من المستشفى الإثنين، وبعد أن فضح كذب ‘أوباما’ و وزير خارجيته بشأن إستبعاد إيران من حلف الأربعين، وكأنها جمهورية موز لا يعنيها ما يحاك لمحورها من مؤامرات، ليتبين أن أمريكا حاولت في أكثر من مناسبة وعبر أكثر من قناة إقناع إيران بالمشاركة في حلفها لمحاربة الإرهاب، الأمر الذي رفضته طهران بالمطلق، مفضلة التعاون مباشرة مع العراقيين على الأرض، أكراد وجيش ومقاومة شعبية لدحر “داعش”، كما تتعاون مع الحكومة الشرعية في دمشق من أجل ذات الهدف، لأنها لا تثق بنوايا أمريكا وخططها الجهنمية الغامضة.. ولهذا إختصر الإمام عنوان المرحلة المقبلة في مقولة، أن “هدف أمريكا من محاربة ‘داعش’ هو التواجد العسكري بالمنطقة”.
قد لا أبالغ إذا قلت أن ما قاله الإمام خامنائي هو “أمر عمليات” بامتياز صدر للمقاومة، لتبدأ التحضير لمرحلة المواجهة الجديدة التي ستنتقل من الحرب على الإرهاب إلى الحرب على أمريكا التي صنعت الإرهاب وأرادت أن تستعمله لشردمة المنطقة والهيمنة عليها.. ومرد ذلك، أنه إذا كانت حرب أمريكا على الإرهاب هي حرب مصالح ونفوذ، فإن حرب محور المقاومة ضد أمريكا مدعومة من روسيا والصين، هي حرب وجود ومصير، إنها تلك الحرب التي تحدث عنها سماحة السيد في خطابه الأخير، ففهمنا من كلامه أن المنطقة مقبلة على جحيم، الأمر الذي يضع محور المقاومة وحلفائه الدوليين أمام خيار: “إما أن نكون أو لا نكون”.
من محاربة داعش إلى مواجهة أمريكا
هذه هي إستراتيجية محور المقاومة لمواجهة إستراتيجية ‘أوباما’، أما من حيث التنفيذ، فبما أن الحرب ستنطلق من العراق لتتمدد إلى سورية بعد شهر ثم لبنان، فالرد يجب أن يبدأ من العراق مع التحضير للمسرح في سورية ولبنان.
السيد ‘الصدر’، وفي تناغم تام مع ما جاء في كلمة الإمام ‘خامنائي’، بعث برسالة واضحة لأمريكا من خلال الإعلام اليوم، ومفادها، أنه سيسحب كل قواته وقات المقاومة الشعبية من محاربة “داعش”، ليبدأ المقاومة ضد التواجد الأمريكي في العراق.. لاحظوا، أن الإمام ‘خامنائي’ ذكر في كلمته الإثنين أمريكا بما حصل لها قبل عشر سنوات حين غرقت في مستنقع العراق، وقال أن المصير الذي ينتظرها هو ذات المصير الذي جربته حينذاك وخرجت تهز أذيال الهزيمة والخيبة.
أما سورية، فقد بعثت برسالة واضحة إلى أمريكا من خلال السيدة ‘بثينة شعبان’ التي قالت صراحة أن أي إنتهاك للمجال الجوي السوري سيعتبر إعتداء على السيادة السورية، وسيتعامل معه بما يتطلب من رد. وهو ما يعني أن سورية ستسقط أي طائرة تخترق مجالها الجوي دون إذن، دفاعا عن أرضها. والسيدة ‘بتينة شعبان’ لا تنطق عن الهوى، بل كشفت وجها من إجراءات الرد المقررة، في إطار إستراتيجية شاملة لمواجهة أمريكا وحلفها الفاشل.
روسيا بدورها، بعثت برسالة تقول أنها أصبحت تملك القدرة على التدخل العسكري الخاطف في أي مكان في العالم، وهذا يعني أنه في حال تطور الأمر ليتحول إلى عدوان على سورية، فإن روسيا لن تقف متفرجةن لأن إستهداف سورية كما سبق وأن أكدت أكثر من مرة هو إستهداف لموسكو نفسها.
أما حزب الله، فكل المؤشرات تقول أنه، إذا كانت المقاومة في العراق ستواجه أمريكا على الأرض، فإن حزب الله سيفجر المقاومة في الجولان ولبنان، ليحول الجحيم إلى “إسرائيل” فيخلط الأوراق كلها.. فإما تسوية مرضية بشروط محور المقاومة وحلفائه الدوليين أو حرب إقليمية لا تبقي ولا تذر، ولن تكون السعودية في مأمن منها، لأنه من المحتمل جدا أن تنفجر الأوضاع في اليمن والبحرين والمنطقة الشرقية، وسيكون أما “داعش” ألف سبب وسبب لعدم مواجهة محور المقاومة، وإغتنام الفرضة لغزو الأردن والسعودية.
وهناك بعض المحللين في الغرب شككوا في أن عملية إنسحاب الجيش العربي السوري من الرقة دون قتال وتركها لـ”داعش” كان في إطار خطة تكتيكية تسمح لـ”داعش” بالتمدد جنوبا نحو الحدود الأردنية، بحكم أنها ستكون مستهدفة في العراق وفي سورية.. لا نستطيع تأكيد أو نفي صحة هذا المعطى، لأن الأمور لا تزال سرية، وكل ما يمكن أن يقال في هذا الشأن هو من باب التحليل، لكن، لا دخان من دون نار كما يقول المثل.
هذه بعض من معالم إستراتيجية المقاومة، كما يمكن رصدها من خلال تصريحات ومواقف وتحركات والتدابير المتخذة من قبل مختلف مكوناتها، ومؤداها، أن الأولوية لم تعد “داعش”، بل حلف المؤامرة الذي صنع هذا الوحش وأطلقه ليعثوا فسادا في هلال المقاومة، وأتى اليوم ليركبه كما ركب ثورات الربيع العربي ليهمن على المنطقة من باب الفوضى والتشرذم، حتى يعيد تفصيلها على مقاس مصالحه وأمن “إسرائيل” وأهواء السعودية التي تمول الحرب بمعية مشيخات العهر والخيانة.
ومن نظرة شمولية أولية، نستطيع القول، أن كل مكونات محور “بيكين – غزة” إن صح التعبير، يتحرك كل في مجاله وبتكتيكات وأهداف مختلفة، لكن الجميع يعمل كأوركيسترا متجانسة لعزف ملحمة النصر الكبير الذي يرتسم في أفق جميل واعد، والذي يرونه بعيدا ونراه قريبا..
فخذوا منا دمنا وارحلوا، لتبقى المنطقة حرة خالصة بعد ذلك لأبنائنا، فما النصر إلا صبر معركة.
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The Forever War

September 13, 2014

The strategy that President Obama laid out Wednesday night to “degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL,” is incoherent, inconsistent and, ultimately, non-credible.
A year ago, Obama and John Kerry were straining at the leash to launch air strikes on Syrian President Bashar Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons in “killing his own people.”
But when Americans rose as one to demand that we stay out of Syria, Obama hastily erased his “red line” and announced a new policy of not getting involved in “somebody else’s civil war.”
Now, after videos of the beheadings of two U.S. journalists have set the nation on fire, the president, reading the polls, has flipped again.
Now Obama wants to lead the West and the Arab world straight into Syria’s civil war. Only this time we bomb ISIL, not Assad.
Who will provide the legions Obama will deploy to crush ISIL in Syria? The Free Syrian Army, the same rebels who have been routed again and again and whose chances of ousting Assad were derided by Obama himself in August as a “fantasy”? The FSA, the president mocked, is a force of “former doctors, farmers, pharmacists and so forth.”
Now Obama wants Congress to appropriate $500 million to train and arm those doctors and pharmacists and send them into battle against an army of jihadist terrorists who just bit off one-third of Iraq.
Before Congress votes a dime, it should get some answers.
Whom will this Free Syrian Army fight? ISIL alone? The al-Nusra Front? Hezbollah in Syria? Assad’s army? How many years will it take to train, equip and build the FSA into a force that can crush both Assad and ISIL?
“Tell me how this thing ends,” said Gen. David Petraeus on the road up to Baghdad in 2003.
The president did not tell us how this new war ends.
If Assad falls, do the Alawites and Christians survive? Does Syria disintegrate? Who will rule in Damascus?
The United States spent seven years building an army to hold Iraq together. Yet when a few thousand ISIL fighters stormed in from Syria, that army broke and fled all the way to Baghdad. Even the Kurdish peshmerga broke and ran.
What makes us think we can succeed in Syria where we failed in Iraq.
If ISIL is our mortal enemy and Syria its sanctuary, there are two armies capable of crushing it together — the Syrian and Turkish armies.
But Turkey, a NATO ally, was not even mentioned in Obama’s speech. Why? Because the Turks have been allowing jihadists to cross into Syria, as they have long sought the fall of Assad.
Now, with the Islamic State holding hostage 49 Turkish diplomats and their families in Mosul, Ankara is even more reluctant to intervene.
Nor is there any indication Turkey will let the United States use its air base at Incirlik to attack ISIS.
In Iraq, too, thousands of ground troops will be needed to dig the Islamic State out of the Sunni cities and towns.
Where will these soldiers come from?
We are told the Iraqi army, Shia militia, Kurds and Sunni tribesmen will join forces to defeat and drive out the Islamic State.
But these Shia militia were, not long ago, killing U.S. soldiers. And, like the Iraqi army, they are feared and hated in Sunni villages, which is why many Sunni welcomed ISIL.
A number of NATO allies have indicated a willingness to join the U.S. in air strikes on the Islamic State in Iraq. None has offered to send troops. Similar responses have come from the Arab League.
But if this is truly a mortal threat, why the reluctance to send troops?
Some of our Arab allies, like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Gulf Arabs, have reportedly been providing aid to ISIL in Syria. Why would they aid these terrorists?
Because ISIL looked like the best bet to bring down Assad, whom many Sunni loathe as an Arab and Alawite ally of Iran in the heart of the “Shia Crescent” of Tehran, Baghdad, Damascus and Hezbollah. For many Sunni Arabs, the greater fear is of Shia hegemony in the Gulf and a new Persian empire in the Middle East.
Among all the nations involved here, the least threatened is the United States. Our intelligence agencies, Obama, says, have discovered no evidence of any planned or imminent attack from ISIL.
As the threat is not primarily ours, the urgency to go to war is not ours. And upon the basis of what we heard Wednesday night, either this war has not been thought through by the president, or he is inhibited from telling us the whole truth about what victory will look like and what destroying the Islamic State will require in blood, treasure and years.
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عشرات القتلى من إرهابيي
DAMASCUS:  The Nusra and ISIS terrorists now trapped on the border with Lebanon and Syria are desperate to escape the daily torment of being hunted down by the Lebanese Army and Hizbollah.  Yesterday, in another suicidal effort that can only be described as pure insanity, the rats tried to break the SAA defenses set up at Faaleetaa and lost 92 of their rodents to the tactical brilliance and unrelenting air and ground fire from the legitimate government of Syria.  Most of the rats were killed in an ambush set by the SAA SF based out of Al-Qutayfa.  They rigged hundreds of IEDs.  Many of you will not believe this, but the IEDs were largely manufactured by the rats themselves!  That’s right, all those reports in SyrPer about SAA sappers dismantling IEDs laid by rats have proven to be, not only correct, but proof positive of the thriftiness of our armed forces.  Instead of wasting such products of hard work in the profession of terrorism, the SAA recycled the material and used them against the manufacturers.  Hoisted by their own petard, so to speak.
 مقتل عشرات الإرهابيين وتدمير أنفاق وقطع خطوط إمداد لهم في دير الزور
The majority of the rodents were foreigners from Libya, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.  Here are the only names of rats carrying Syrian papers:
Jaaber Al-Haaj-Ahmad
Muhammad Seedu
Muheeb Rajab
‘Abdul-Qaader Sawfaan
Ghassaan Jameel
Fawzi Al-‘Arab
Zaaher Qatrooni
Zhaafer Hamdaan
Kaayed Muhammad

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The Islamic State gearing up for the “War of the Cross”


Smoke rises in the horizon following US airstrikes targeting Islamic State (IS) militants at Mosul Dam on the outskirts of the northern city of Mosul where insurgents are fighting Kurdish forces on August 18, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Ahmed al-Rubaye)
Published Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Islamic State (IS) is getting ready for the US military strike. In principle, it is “the Caliphate state. Its defenders will not run away. Islamic duty requires soldiers to defend the land of Muslims in the face of invaders, not run away and hide.” Tactically, slogans are absent. IS fighters are redeploying in preparation for what they call the “War of the Cross.” The strategy of resistance is varied but the objective is one – “to remain steadfast as long as possible.”



"The Hour (of Resurrection) will not come until the Byzantines land in al-Amaq (valleys in Antioch, southern Turkey) or in Dabiq.” This is a Hadith (saying) of the Prophet Mohammad that jihadis are repeating frequently these days. Dabiq is a Syrian village located to the north of Aleppo where, they believe, a great battle is going to take place, which the Muslims will win in the end. According to their interpretation, the Byzantines represent the “Crusader West.”
Based on this Hadith, followers of the IS conclude that the confrontation will begin with a US strike which will pave the way for this battle. For them, it is “an inevitable divine promise that will prove to the world that we are the masters of the State and builders of the end of time Caliphate.” What confirms their deeply-rooted belief in this prophecy is the English-language magazine they began issuing months ago called Dabiq... The Return of Khilafah.
Even though there is no chance of a ground confrontation as the attack will be limited to missiles and airstrikes, some IS supporters argue seriously that “the Crusader alliance will be lured into a ground battle because it will definitely not achieve its goals from the air.” It is against this backdrop that the drums of the new world war are beating. “The alliance of the tyrants” – the name adopted by some IS activists on Twitter – has not undermined the resolve of the Islamic State’s soldiers in the field. That is what one IS member told Al-Akhbar. However, the accounts of Twitter users who are close to the extremist organization had dwindled considerably on all its sites.
News was reported about “evacuating the IS’ main centers, reducing the number of fighters as much as possible and keeping, when necessary, a few individuals at mobile checkpoints.” The sources did not deny the news but they pointed out that “key centers in Raqqa are still teeming with brothers.”
IS field sources revealed that “the Caliphate soldiers tested their air defenses in Raqqa and Tal Abyad today (yesterday).” At the same time, sources say that families were evacuated from sites that are believed to be a definite target by the US strike. This information coincided with the announcement by the jihadi salafist movement in Jordan yesterday, that “fighters from al-Nusra Front and IS in the Syrian provinces of Daraa and Aleppo evacuated their positions in preparation for the upcoming US strike.”
In areas controlled by the IS, Baghdadi’s soldiers say they are going to resist. Their sources talk of a state of euphoria among members of the organization because they are finally going to fight the “alliance of tyrants” in the “War of the Cross” waged against them. They reclaim the label that had been used by Osama bin Laden years ago to say that history repeats itself. IS member and famous Twitter user, Tarjuman al-Asawirti, promotes this idea widely.



Although IS sources admit that it is impossible for their military equipment to stand in the face of the West’s airborne arsenal, they speak of a “strategy of resistance that the Crusaders have no capacity for.” This high morale is open to more than one interpretation on the battlefield. “The mere persistence of the IS and its survival after the strike definitely means its victory,” said one of its members. This opinion is shared by most IS members. They believe that “standing up to an alliance of 40 states without resulting in their utter defeat, to the rest of the world, will mean that a divine power stands with them.” In a conversation on Skype, one of the IS members present in Raqqa said: “If we survive, Muslims around the world will understand that the continuous stories and Hadiths prophesied of us as masters of the end of time Caliphate according to the prophetic methodology.”
How will this translate on the ground? This is a question that is repeatedly asked of IS followers on Skype, Twitter and WhatsApp. Even though the question is asked of IS members only and not of al-Nusra Front members, answers vary. Abu Qasem al-Souri, an IS member, talks about “a kind of resistance that is going to surprise everyone... They are going to long for the good old days of the Iraq war.” The ambiguous answer is hardly convincing. He exaggerates saying: “One day, we will raise the flag of the IS at the White House.”
But you remind them that this time there isn’t going be US, British or any other troops on the ground to fight, that they will be up in the air while the bombs will rain down on them and you ask, what will you do to respond militarily? The question is answered this time by Abu Luqman: “All options are on the table. You will know everything in time.” The jihadi, also living in Raqqa, talks about their wish to have a preemptive attack carried out by IS soldiers in an important area in the US. Then he enumerates countries that will not be safe, including Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. These countries will be potential targets of their operations because the airplanes that will lead the “War of the Cross” will fly from bases located in these countries.
We cannot rule out that in the context of revenge operations, the IS might activate sleeper cells to target embassies of countries taking part in the international alliance that is waging a war against it. Nevertheless, it all remains unreliable empty threats as they talk about “the keenness of IS soldiers” to protect oil fields because they represent the organization’s financial lifeline.” But according to IS sources, all the anti-air capabilities owned by the IS cannot defend one oil field if a decision is taken to target it.
According to Syrian sources in Iraq, in field tactics, the priority is to defend the Prince of the Faithful. The main goal is to protect Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It might be just as much of a priority also to protect the group’s first-tier leadership, careful to divide them between Iraq and Syria. Even though it is believed that the powerful strikes will likely focus on areas in Iraq.
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This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.
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URGENT: UNDOF Abandoned Positions in Syrian Golan and are Stationed on the Israeli Side

Posted on September 16, 2014 by Alexandra Valiente

Bashar Ja’afari (Syria) on the situation in Syria – Security Council Stakeout (16 September 2014)

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URGENT: UNDOF Abandoned Positions in Syrian Golan and are Stationed on the Israeli Side
15/09/2014
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Damascus, SANA – The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry held Qatar fully responsible for the kidnapping of personnel of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force ( UNDOF) monitoring a disengagement accord established in 1974 between Syria and the Israeli enemy which occupies the Syrian Golan.
An official source at the Ministry said that Syria, over the past period, has been closely and seriously keeping up with the risks which have faced the UNDOF, and “noticed that UNDOF personnel came under serious attacks by some armed terrorist organizations, particularly Jabhat al-Nusra.”
43 Fijian UN personnel were kidnapped by what the UN recently described as “armed elements” on August 28, who are still detained since then. Jabhat al-Nusra, which is designated as a terrorist organization by the Security Council, claimed responsibility for the abduction. Clashes also broke out between Filipino troops and the terrorist groups.
Early last year, a number of Filipino UN personnel operating within the UNDOF were also kidnapped by armed terrorist groups.
In a statement, which SANA got a copy of, the Foreign Ministry source added that Syria, “which has always asserted its respect of the UN mission as part of its international obligations, noticed that the two abduction cases which the Filipino battalion faced for the first time a year ago, and recently the Fijian force, were carried out with the direct complicity and incitement of Qatar.”
The source stressed that Qatar has ties with Jabhat al-Nusra- an offshoot of al-Qaeda- in terms of funding and arming the terrorist organization, ties, the source said, “are no longer unknown to the UN and the international community.”
“While stressing that the kidnapping of UNDOF personnel is an unforgivable crime, Syria affirms that Jabhat al-Nusra criminals wouldn’t have been able to commit such acts had they not been directly emboldened by Qatar as it has showed willingness to spend millions of dollars under the pretext of it making efforts to release the abducted UN personnel,” the source added.
It pointed out that Syria condemns terrorism under whatever pretext it is committed in compliance with the rules of the Security Councils’ resolutions 1373 and 2170, which provide for combating terrorism and halting its funding.
While condemning terrorism, the source said that Syria “demands that the Security Council shoulder its responsibility of stopping these Qatari practices which contravene international law and the Council’s relevant resolutions.”
As of July 31, there are 1,223 UN peacekeepers from six countries– Fiji, India, Ireland, Nepal, Netherlands, and the Philippines– serving in the UNDOF. The UN force’s mandate has been recently renewed until the 13th of next December.
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No Cigar

Maybe it started with The Wizard of Oz, but it’s gotten completely out of hand. First there was al-Qaeda (“The Base“), apparently a name invented by the U.S. Justice Department to link a series of attacks to Osama bin Laden. But this newest ISIS franchise, conveniently billed as “too violent for al-Qaeda,” has taken off and its popularity makes “Breaking Bad” look like a Jr. High School class play. In rural Wyoming.
But the script needs some patching.
First off, the western media (MSM) talking points prominently feature the “slick look” and “Deft Command of Varied Media” displayed by ISIS. As we all know, Western Media lacks these skills. And we can see with our own eyes that ISIS uses their media smarts to hype aggression, torture, de-capitation, murder, etc. And, as we all know, such mayhem instantly attracts followers of all religions by the millions.If it’s in a Hollywood movie — or a U.S. Military recruiting video-game.
It looks like Uncle Sam’s scripting team is recycling those “scary Muslim” memes left over from 9/11. The problem is, that all goes against the basic teachings of Islam and most other religions. Maybe they’re hopeing critical thinking in the target audience will be Missing In Action. Or, perhaps, AWOL, since they’ve been scripting as if it’s been gone for a long time.
And, we have the following partial list of “you must suspend disbelief” gaffs, glitches, and hurdles so far:
1. 1,700 ragtag “jihadis” driving pickup trucks take over half a country — where there are 30,000 opposing troops stationed — and they do it in a couple of weeks. Weird things dohappen in Iraq, but really now. Remember Operation Desert Storm, hyped as “The Mother of All Battles?” But that took the entire mechanized U.S. military — Army, Navy, Airforce and Marines. And it took six weeks.
2. There are 40,000 Yazidi “villagers” trapped and surrounded on Mt. Sinjar, hundreds of miles from the fearsome 1,700 ragtag jihadis. Aside from 40,000 folks being awfully large for a “village,” there’s a problem with getting everyone to go along with anything, especially on short notice. Folks stayed in Fallujah during the U.S. massacre, for example. And there’s the little problem with surrounding a whole mountain — and 40,000 armed people — with only 1,700 ragtag jihadis who are hundreds of miles away, busily taking over the other half of the country. This part of the fantasy was quickly dropped by U.S. Defense Sec. Hagel.
3. The guy who supposedly beheads the first U.S. reporter — with multiple camera angles — has a marked British accent. And the well-filmed incident echos a similar prominently hyped though peculiar beheading widely featured in 2006.
4. A guy who calls himself Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, declares himself chief potentate of what has now been inflated into the dread ISIS “Caliphate” — but via NSA leaks, we discover he’s been trained by Israel’s secret service, the Mossad. And apparently wears expensive western watches.
5. Also via NSA leaks, we discover that the CIA etc, with whom Mossad often works closely, has an operation named “the hornet’s nest” with the express purpose of attracting all the world’s jihadis to one place.
These are just the obvious surface problems with the script. You can probably come up with others.
You do have to give Uncle’s team kudos for attempting to change the acronym from “ISIS” — which is the name of a Goddess — to the less harmonious “ISIL.” Unfortunately, that isn’t working any better than the attempt to change harmless-sounding “Osama” to the harsher “Usama.”
And yes, it is inappropriate to compare ISIS with the U.S. record of 3.4 million men, women and children killed in Vietnam based on mistakes — and an attack that didn’t happen, ~1 million dead Iraqis and total destruction of their infrastructure and society engineered by at least 935 documented U.S. lies — not to mention 500,000 kids dead by sanctions in pursuit of U.S. foreign policy, etc. ISIS just doesn’t have the resources.
No, no, I won’t speculate on the interesting possibility that Uncle Sam’s traditional subversion units miscalculated again and “the hornet’s nest” has gotten completely out of hand, taken on a life of it’s own, and really does threaten Western Civilization. However I will suggest that with all the taxpayer money the U.S. MilitaryIndustrialCongressionalComplexspends on war inductions, we deserve more believable fairy tales and a much tighter script.
Or is it supposed to be a comedy?
A friend just pointed out that the scripters are using that British accent to induce a titillating sense of fear in the home audience by suggesting “ISIS is everywhere.” I bet you’ve heard that soundbyte — or will soon. It grooms the population for war and more repression at home. Apparently they lifted that plot twist directly from well-known false-flag classic, Operation Northwoods.
My bad. It’s NOT a comedy.
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Zoabi: Countries Backing Terrorism Become Partners in “Counterterrorism”!

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Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoabi described as illogical the participation of terrorism-supporting countries including Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey in conferences for combating terrorism.

In an interview with al-Manar on Monday , al-Zoabi said that these countries have been the most prominent backers of terrorism, and it is illogical that a terrorist becomes a counterterrorism-fighter, just as it’s illogical for a thief or a criminal to want to combat corruption and crime.

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Al-Zoabi added that the current discourse about counterterrorism tackles the international resolution no. 2170 selectively, and it comically proposes the existence of “moderate opposition” in Syria.

“At the same time it excludes Iran, which is one of the most important stability factors in the region, as well as the strong states of Russia and China from participating.”

The Minister clarified that the objective of undermining the Syrian state is still proposed by some sides despite the fact that it’s too late for clinging on to such a goal thanks to the steadfastness of the Syrian national, popular, military, security, and political structure.

He pointed out that Syria has been implementing the resolution no. 2170 on the ground even before it was issued, as it confronts terrorism, paying high prices for that, and Iraq is doing so as well.

al-Zoabi said meanwhile, that the US doesn’t has good intentions towards peoples of the region as it declared it will fight the terrorism of ISIL, noting that Washington is doing so because the terrorist organization backed by Arab and regional countries has overstepped the limits drawn for it, threatening Washington’s interests.

Source: Agencies
16-09-2014 - 14:10 Last updated 16-09-2014 - 20:56

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