“Ivanov (Senior Russian Official) stressed that no ground operations are planned in Syria. Russia would use its warplanes to hit terrorist targets when requested by the Syrian government. He stressed that unlike the US-led coalition of countries that bombs militant troops in Syria, Russia was invited to do so by the legal authorities of Syria and thus follows international law.
“The military goal of the operation is strictly to provide air support for the [Syrian] government forces in their fight against Islamic State,” he said.
This was presumably the subject of the Obama Putin meeting at the UN and the previous military contacts between the US and Russia.
“The upper chamber of the Russian parliament has unanimously given a formal consent to President Putin to use the nation’s military in Syria to fight terrorism at a request from the Syrian President Bashar Assad.
“Consent was necessary for use of the country’s military for foreign combat missions under the Russian constitution.”
The request for use of force was sent by the president after considering the large number of citizens of Russia and neighboring countries, who went to join terrorist groups fighting in Syria, head of the presidential administration Sergey Ivanov told media. There are thousands of them, and Russia’s national security would be under threat, should they return home, he added.”
The year-long campaign of air strikes in Syria conducted by western powers have been highly ineffective.
There appear to be two reasons for this. One reason is that the efforts have been half-hearted and intermittent, with frequent apparent stand downs taking place.
The only parts of the US led campaign that have succeeded have been those in support of Kurdish YPG fighters in Northern Syria.
The Russian Air Force strikes are likely to be more effective because they are going to act in support of the ground forces of the Syrian Army. The unwillingness to offer direct support to Syrian Government ground forces meant that the Western campaign could only ever be ineffective and half-hearted and this may be the key difference that sees the Russian air strikes make a decisive difference on the Syrian battlefield.
The Northern Syrian No Fly Zone Project is Dead.
The most obvious and tangible result of what is now an undeniable Russian military operation in excess of the previous support for Syria and one obvious tangible result of this is that the Turkish plan to defacto seize a swathe of Syrian territory under the guise of imposing a “safe zone” is dead.
The long envisaged plot to impose a No-Fly zone on Northern Syria, actually announced by Turkey in late July as part of the deal to allow the US to use the Incirlik Air Base for operations against the IS.but never fully embraced by the US is now gone.
“Erdoğan did not simply roll over. He had his own tally of requirements when Obama called. Top of his list is the establishment of a designated buffer zone inside Syria – effectively a de facto no-fly zone protected by coalition and Turkish forces – which would provide a safe haven for refugees and deny crucial territory to the Syrian Kurds. Turkish reports suggest the US has quietly agreed to this, although no official announcement has been made.”
The fool Erdogan is never going to get his stealth annexation Northern safe zone.Instead he is stuck with a new Civil war against the PKK in South Eastern Turkey that has seen hundreds of Iraqi and Turkish Kurds slain in air strikes and hundreds of Turkish security forces slain along with dozens of civilians in retaliatory guerrilla attacks.
“Evidence collected by Amnesty International in a fact-finding mission indicates that multiple Turkish government airstrikes killed eight residents and injured at least eight others – including a child – in a flagrantly unlawful attack on the village of Zergele, in the Kandil Mountains in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The airstrikes on 1 August were part of a military campaign launched by Turkey against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) but according to information gathered by Amnesty International these residents were not affiliated with the PKK. The organization is calling on the Turkish government to launch an independent, impartial and effective investigation into the airstrikes and to publicly release the findings of their investigation.
Plots that have been years in the making and involved literally millions of lies and multiple false flag terror attacks
The best “Muslim” bogey money can buy. The IS group is a synthetic jihadist organisation that is currently pretending to build a “Caliphate” in North Western Iraq and Eastern Syria. A mix of agents, dupes and mercenaries, the IS group function as the private shadow army of the Western banking/intelligence cabal, acting as both a positive proxy against the enemies of the Empire, and also as a negative proxy to help facilitate Western military involvement in the Middle East.
The IS group (otherwise known as ISIL, ISIS and Daesh) enable the contrived and fraudulent Global War on Terror that began in 2001 with the Western conducted terror attack on New York of September 11th to continue. The project involves both the violent destruction of the Middle East region and the introduction of the incipient police state across the West .
The Origins of the IS group.
The forerunners of the IS group (Tawhid wal Jihad, al Qaeda in Iraq and the Islamic State in Iraq) were born from the violent resistance to the US occupation of Iraq that began in 2003 and (somewhat) ended in 2011 leaving more than 4800 US soldiers and at least one million Iraqis dead, The practice of Western elites deploying fake “Muslim” extremists to achieve their policy goals and act as their proxies dates back centuries and the United States has done so more or less openly since successfully funding the insurgents in Afghanistan who opposed the Soviet military presence there in the 1980’s.
The Judicial Watch D.I.A Documents- the Plotters Confess.
Declassified US Defense Intelligence Agency Documents written in August, 2012 state plainly that the jihadist emirate in Eastern Syria and Western Iraq was envisaged by the enemies of Syria, including the US, Turkey, Israel and the Gulf gangsters way back in 2012.
These are some of the more important insights that can be gleaned from the seven page document.
It’s a proxy war.
Page 3, “General Situation.
C. The West, Gulf countries and Turkey support the opposition, Russia. China and Iran support the (Syrian) regime.”
Envisaging the “Caliphate” in 2012 and Admitting that the Whole Syrian Nightmare Has Been a Plot Against the Axis of Resistance.
Page 5. “The Effects on Iraq. Pt. 8.
C. If the situation unravels there is the possibility of creating a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in Eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der as Zour) and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want in order to isolate the (Syrian) regime which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion. (Iran and Iraq).”
IS in the Zarqawi Tradition of Destructive Extremism.
It is worth noting that a key figure in the creation of these groups was a man named Abu Musab al Zarqawi. Prior to the Iraq war Abu Musab al Zarqawi ran militant training camps in the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq. According to former US official Michael Scheuer, the US knew of Zarqawi’s presence in the Kurdistan region prior to the war and a plan was developed to attack the site from the air but the US administration vetoed the attack for unknown reasons that presumably relate to Zarqawi’s requirement to play a role in the propaganda for the war, where the fact that Zarqawi was not resident in the parts of Iraq under the control of Saddam Hussein was helpfully edited out.
Following the invasion and occupation of Iraq Zarqawi was used as the threat to the West that justified the occupation and later into the war Zarqawi was apparently used to direct the insurgency towards an extremist dead end and also to provoke sectarian civil war in Iraq between Sunni and Shia Arabs.
In the months following Zarqawi’s death in June 2006 the Islamic State in Iraq group announced it’s existence and this group has continued in the Zarqawi tradition, acting as a multi-purpose Western proxy force. This indicates that a great deal of planning and effort goes into the creation of these synthetic terror outfits and the planning for the Iraq insurgency started before the war had even begun.
The same preparations presumably went into constructing the insurgency in Syria.
The Stand Down- Why are the IS being Allowed to Win in Syria and Iraq by the USA ?
The men of the black flag, white sneakers and the well earned reputation for sectarian Neo-Bolshevik savagery drove through al Anbar province waving their flags for the cameras, if the US really was trying to destroy the IS group, or even trying to make a show of looking like they were trying to destroy them, here was a nice big easy target waiting to be destroyed. Nothing happened. This is what a convoy on the flat ground of Iraq looked like a quarter of a century ago after US Air Force attacks. The highway of death incident was a senseless massacre, but it showed how effective a modern air force is when operating against a convoy of vehicles on an open desert road.
The IS group are credibly claimed to now hold all of the border posts in Eastern Syria/Western Iraq . In order to function a border post must have at least a checkpoint that will require several fighters at a minimum yet the US has never to my knowledge targeted these border positions. The US operations in defense of Ramadi and Palymra were negligible.
These efforts contrast starkly with the massive bombardment directed against IS fighters in and around the Northern Syrian city of Kobani last year. The US air assaults on the IS around Kobani succeeded in causing the group to abandon their efforts to take the city and the loss of hundreds of fighters and a great deal of momentum. The defense of Kobani proves that the US Air Force aligned with even poorly trained and equipped local ground forces is perfectly capable of defeating the IS group. The repeated mantra about needing US ground forces to achieve victory in either Syria or Iraq is thus proven to be incorrect.
The Media Mantra Betrays the Goal.
Events in Syria and Iraq are receiving extensive coverage in the Western media. One phrase is repeated time and again in almost every Western controlled media report on the situation in Iraq and Syria. “boots on the ground.” There are two very simple messages being transmitted repeatedly in an attempt to grind down and destroy the resistance of the viewer to the US participation n another middle Eastern bloodbath that will achieve nothing positive certainly not for the citizens of the USA. The big lies that underpin this narrative are :
The IS group are a real threat to civilians inside the West.
Only US Military ground operations will successfully counter the IS threat.
It’s unclear precisely how the goal will be achieved but clearly the goal is to parlay US ground involvement in Syria into regime change.
The 50% Claim.
Another interesting claim made by many parties recently is that the IS group controls more than half the territory of Syria. This claim is pure nonsense. It would be more accurate to state that the IS group has positions in areas that comprise more than 50% of Syria. Dozens of different armed groups hold the large parts of Syria that have fallen from the control of the Government. The nation is a patchwork of shifting factions and territories. The opposition groups control area that contains around one-third of the 90% of Syrians who have not fled the nation as refugees.
The IS group has developed a dominant presence in the Eastern Syria areas that border their Western Iraqi stronghold but are not a large or nationwide presence. The al Nusra Front (al Qaeda in Syria) supported extensively by Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel are the predominant group in the largest rebel enclave in the North of Syria..
It is very obvious that this campaign is a large-scale psychological operation due to the media’s repeated use of the infantile phrase “boots on the ground” as a mantra, an incantation. This phrase is the way they are going to explain to the “little” people the US casualties that will inevitably occur if US ground forces are sent to participate in another bloodbath in the Middle East.
The Syria War.
The Syrian Civil war began in 2011 as part of the CIA sponsored Arab spring that saw the Leaders of Tunisia and Egypt deposed in Western concocted “people’s revolutions” and the Government of Libya destroyed by Western Air power.
The Syrian Civil War, whether characterised as the attempted Gulf/NATO/Israeli overthrow of the Assad government, or the people’s revolution that turned violent in response to repression has undoubtedly been a massive disaster from the human point of view.
It is not known and will probably never be known how may people have died in the Syrian Civil War. The figure that is currently quoted is 220,000, some of the more adventurous propaganda outlets have now upped the total to 300,000 presumably reasoning the higher the guesstimate the better. This number is believed to include at least 35,000 soldiers of the Syrian Army. It is possible that this estimate is either low or high. All sides engage in propaganda that leads to the inflation of certain casualties while others are obscured.
All the information regarding the war in Syria is highly suspect due to the fact that almost all coverage is part of a propaganda effort. The refugee figure is claimed to be at 4 million people, and the internally displaced are said to number a further six million. These numbers appear to slightly inflate what are huge numbers, with 1.7 million refugees quoted in Turkey and almost 700,000 in Lebanon along with 100,000 in Jordan.. All in all this has been a major human disaster and responsibility falls upon all participants for this calamity and nightmare.
The Plot .
The Syrian state has clearly been attacked by external forces over the past four years. Syria has undoubtedly been the victim of a broader plot against the allies of Iran. It is not good enough to simply leave it at that however. The outside forces, the US, Israel, the UK, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and first and foremost Turkey have all capitalised on the genuine sense of disenfranchisement and alienation from the Syrian state of a sizeable proportion of the Syrian population.
The many weaknesses of the Syrian state have been successfully exploited by the plotters and their efforts to destroy Syria have been so successful because they are supported by a significant but high;y disaffected minority of the Syrian people.
The Difference between Syria and Iraq and Libya.
Up until September 2013 it had seemed that the Syrian Government would meet the same fate as the government of Libya and be destroyed by Western military operations.The strength that prevented Syria from being added to the ever lengthening list of Western regime change operations was the alliances the Syrian government had maintained over decades with Iran and Russia.
Neither Iraq nor Libya had allies who were prepared to offer tangible support and the support from Iran, Russia and Hezbollah was the key strength that has enabled the Assad Government in Syria to survive the NATO/Gulf backed jihadi onslaught for more than four years.
Palmyra is the site of ancient ruins that date back millenia located in Eastern Syria.
This is a quote from Wikipedia that covers the recent history of Palmyra,.
“Palmyra’s wealth allowed the construction of many monumental projects. By the third century, Palmyra was turned into a prosperous metropolis, with a strong army capable of defeating the Sassanid empire in 260. Following the victory, Palmyra’s chief Odaenathus was proclaimed king but was assassinated in 267. He was succeeded by his minor sons, under the regency of queen Zenobia, who started invading the Roman eastern provinces in 270. The rebellion was masked by a nominal subordination to Rome. However, the situation escalated and the Palmyrene rulers adopted the imperial titles in 271. Roman emperor Aurelian defeated Palmyra in 272, and destroyed it in 273 after a failed second rebellion. Palmyra became a minor city under the rule of the Byzantines, Rashiduns, Ummayads, Abbassids, Mamluks, and their vassals. After being destroyed by the Timurids in 1400, Palmyra remained a small village under the rule of the Ottomans until 1918, then the Syrian kingdom, followed by the French mandate”
The residents were moved from their home in the ancient city by the French, (whose archaeologists sought both to preserve and study the site and it’s ruins) in the late 1920s, the evacuation was completed in 1932. The “town” area of Palmyra is called Tadmur.
Before the war in Syria that has seen the nation successfully dismembered since 2011 the population of Tadmur was around one hundred thousand people. Internal displacements caused by the war saw that population double to an estimated 200,000 people.
This week the IS group attacked the area and seized the town from what appears to have been a token Syrian military presence. This event apparently caused approximately one-third of the populace to flee the city. Many presumably internally displaced for the second time. It is being claimed that the IS group have massacred around 400 people in Palmyra, including some SAA soldiers.
I read an interesting article recently that posited that the protection of the ancient ruins of Palmyra would be the pretext for an escalated US involvement on the ground in Syria. This prediction may turn out to be correct and the underlying conclusion that US invasion is a key goal seems to be correct.
The sight of those beautiful ruins in Palmyra caused my mind to cast back to the destruction the Bamiyan Bhuddas, the ancient carved statues that the Taliban destroyed (allegedly with extensive assistance from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia) in March 2001.Coming six months before September 11th, the destruction of the Bhuddas acted as a great prelude both to the September 11th attacks, and the Afghan war that followed a month later in response.
A lot of people would look at the core members of the cabal, in London, Frankfurt, New York, Paris, Los Angeles and Tel Aviv and wonder why a bunch of old rich Westerners would sponsor the supposed bloodthirsty maniacs and head chopping thugs of the IS group.
At face value they certainly look different. But there is one very important value shared by both groups, the belief in destruction as a positive end in itself, as a way to remake and improve the world in their respective images and this confluence may well see the ruins of Palmyra destroyed in the most spectacular and upsetting possible manner much as the Bamiyan Bhuddas in early 2001. Each side for different reasons have as one of their core values and goals the destruction of traditional human civilisation.
ISIS blows up 2,000yo Arch of Triumph in Palmyra
ISIL shows images of Palmyra temple destruction
Ramadi Falls to IS.
The fall of Ramadi the capital of al Anbar province in Western Iraq is being portrayed as a disaster for the Iraqi military and government. While this is a setback and the deployment of Shia militia forces in the city is likely to only cause the people of the area to become further alienated from the central government. Ramadi and al Anbar province must be seen in their proper context in order to assess the importance of the Ramadi setback.
al Anbar is Very Different.
The reason the fall of Ramadi is not especially telling is because al Anbar is part of Iraq in name only. The people of Anbar province do not support the current Iraqi government and have not supported any of the Iraq Governments since the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Anbar province is a very large and sparsely populated, mostly desert area of Western Iraq. The demographics of the Anbar population is very different to that of the rest of Iraq. Almost the entire population of Anbar are Sunni Arab, there is very little representation of the Iraqi Kurdish or Shia populations in the province whereas in the overall nation the Shia and Kurds combined comprise almost 80% of the population.
al Anbar Under US Occupation.
Al Anbar was the area of Iraq that saw the most concerted and violent resistance to the US presence in Iraq. Despite the province’s small population, more US soldiers were killed there than in any other of Iraq’s provinces outside Baghdad. Fallujah had more name brand infamy but the US military had terrible problems in Ramadi and the only way that Anbar was ever really “pacified” to any extent was through the US military paying bribes to the local tribes not to support the violent resistance to the US occupation there. The direct antecedent of the IS group, the Islamic State of Iraq announced themselves in late 2006 with a procession through the streets of Ramadi.
So dangerous was Ramadi that US operations in the city were eventually conducted entirely off the street. The US military could not drive nor walk the streets of Ramadi, if they needed to conduct an operation they would avoid the streets and vehicles completely and move to their target by destroying the walls of people’s houses and moving through those holes towards their target so they could avoid walking in the street and being attacked with the inevitable small arms fire and roadside bombs.
Baghdad and Damascus to Follow?
Both the Government’s of Syria and Iraq have failed badly at the task of protecting and controlling their national borders. In both cases, token efforts are made to hang onto marginal areas. Small forces are left stranded in isolated bases within opposition held territory. When the bases are over run by a small determined force the required assistance arrives either too late to make a difference, or never.
On the other hand, both Iraq and Syria have managed to hold together the centre of the state, both territorially and psychologically. It can be stated with some confidence that the 60% of Syrians living within Government areas do not support the opposition in any number.
The people in Damascus, and even more so the people of Baghdad do not want to live under the rule of the likes of the al Nusra front or IS. These groups will never achieve the popular support required to overtake and stabilise either capital. In the case of Baghdad, it is often stated correctly that Ramadi is only 100 kms from Baghdad, but this completely mischaracterises the situation.
Psychologically Ramadi is a million miles form Baghdad. The vicious sectarian nature of the IS group combined with the large Shia majority in the city means that the only impact the IS will ever make on Baghdad will be made with car bombs and at best mortar shells and other indirect fire methods.
The populations of the remaining Sunni areas will not support the group, knowing that to do so will likely lead to their mass slaughter and/or see them lose their homes and if the IS group ever set foot in the Shia areas of Baghdad, something they would never be stupid enough to do, they would be quite literally torn apart in the streets. The closing in on Baghdad narrative is pure nonsense.
Are We Doing the Fake War on Terror or the Fake Arab Spring?
These wars in Syria and Iraq are like evil twins, each representing the methods of different power factions within the US and the West to destroy the Middle east. The Neoconservatives allow/conduct false flag terror attacks, lie about the threat posed by the targeted nation and engage in wars of naked aggression such as the Iraq war.
The current faction take a more stealthy path, using proxy forces, pretending not to intervene as they try to over throw their enemies with the colour revolution operations coupled with Air strikes when the confected “people’s revolution” fails.
Libya represents a classic example of the modus operandi of the second group. Violent demonstrations conducted by Western agents and dupes followed by months of UN backed bombardment followed by a total loss of interest once the “enemy leader” has been removed from power and the nation slides into anarchy and somehow the Western media are never able to make the link between the supposed “liberation” bombardment and the chaos that followed and continues to this day. Proponents of the next war never mention the last war. Ever. Whatever the reasons given or the method’s chosen, chaos, mayhem and immense human suffering are the end result.
The Way Out of the Nightmare-Self Reliance and Reconciliation
In some respects the US stand down is a positive thing. The whole habit of attempting to win wars by enlisting major powers to augment local forces must be abandoned by all factions in the region if the nightmare in Syria and Ira is to ever end. Independence and sovereignty must be grounded in independence. The superpowers, whatever their identity or motivation will always expect payment for their assistance.
Both Syria and Iraqi governments need to engage in a vast process to reconcile the warring factions within their nations. It is possible that a plan to decentralise or Federate Iraq and Syria may be one of the ways to satisfy the aspirations of the people of al Anbar, Idlib and other “spheres of alienation” within these nations.
Military victory in Iraq is in theory a possibility for the Iraqi government but history indicates that if a realistic attempt at national reconciliation is not made it will simply see another group of violent extremists assume power in al Anbar and other Sunni centres of Iraq in future even if the IS group were entirely destroyed.
In Syria, complete victory appears to be impossible for either side. There are reports from Turkey that the US has agreed in principle to provide unspecified air support to the Syrian opposition. This may well be the case and clearly the US is working closely with Turkey on the Northern front in Syria.
The US is apparently running substantial parts of the Syrian opposition at this point. It remains possible that the US will intervene overtly on the side of the opposition and in that case bomb them to victory. If this happens the results will be more chaos, the war will not end but simply descend into a series of vicious feuds between sectarian warlords and the potential costs to the US of simply bombing a rebadged al Nusra front to victory will be immense, diplomatically and militarily. The Government of Iran has previously stated that such a move would “cross a red line”, that an attack on Syria would be regarded as an attack on Iran and has threatened to start a major regional war in response.
The IS group will be destroyed and forgotten in the near future, amd it can only be hoped this happens before the group can be used as the patsies for a new massive false flag terror attack and that their crimes discredit all forms of sectarianism and extremism in the Middle East, including of course the Zionist movement whose interests the IS group serve so ardently.
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Syria: Islamic State claim to have seized part of World Heritage-listed Palmyra
Combat Cam: Stranded Iraqi soldiers rescued from ISIS in Ramadi
Press TV exclusive report from ISIL-held Palmyra
Iraq: Airstrikes rain down on IS targets near Anbar
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Multiple Shia Mosques targeted in Yemen and one in Saudi Arabia
Worshippers Massacred during Friday prayers.
Shia Mosque Massacre May Signal Engineered Civil War for Saudi Arabia.
In Yemen a series of attacks have murdered an estimated 137 people as at least three mosques of the Shia Zaydi branch of the Houthis. Senior political and military figures were successfully targeted it appears.
An alleged suicide bomber has also attacked a Shia mosque in the Saudi city of al Qatif today murdering at least nineteen people as they worshipped at Friday prayers. Presumably bothe the Islamic State and an al Qaeda branch will claim responsibility.
The “Islamic State” (or in this case ISIL) is predictably claiming the lot although the verification of these claims will never be provided.
There seem to be several alternative explanations for this tragedy.
There is a possibility, in my opinion a very remote one that the criminal House of Saud security forces allowed their jihadist allies to attack the despised and restive Shia.
This makes no sense. The situation in al Qatif has been tense for some time as the embedded video shot around six weeks ago in the same area as today’s attack makes clear.
Saudi regime forces attacking Al-Awamiyah #Qatif with gunfire – April 5th 2015
The last thing the Saudi government need is more trouble and tension.
Another alternative would be an “authentic” terror attack conducted by the Takfiri jihadists in an attempt to start a sectarian war in Saudi Arabia that they will capitalise on to pounce upon the war weakened House of Saud and overthrow it, along with Jordan, as the plot requires Israel to be surrounded as much as possible by “Islamic” extremists. In order to make World War 3 as violent and plausible and complete as possible in the Middle East.
Jordan with it’s current Government, insipid in every way as it is, cannot be credibly nuked in the Armageddon event.
Both the House of Saud and the Hashemites in Jordan are Doomed.
Soon, very soon, the jihadists are going to be turned loose in Saudi Arabia and Jordan The timeline is unclear but this will happen. It may fail but there will be a massive push against both. All the resources that were used against Syria and Iraq will be used against them and they will be helpless. An al Qaeda franchise group, such as the al Nusra front will likely be the next Saudi government.
The Shia areas of Saudi Arabia will within years likely become a state within the state, another Iraqi Kurdistan or Eastern Syria.
Dozens dead after suicide bomber strikes Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia
Suicide Attack Bomb Blast In Saudi Arabia Mosque Qatif Riyadh 22nd May 2015
Saudi Arabia: At least 30 casualties after explosion at mosque during Friday prayers
US Special Forces Kill “Prominent ISIL” Leader in SYRIA.
The US Department of Defense has announced that US Special Forces killed a man they describe as a senior ISIL leader in Eastern Syria. This marks the first US ground operation of the Syrian Civil war, It will not be the last.
The internet does not yield any information that indicates that there was a senior IS/ISIL/ISIS/Daesh leader called Abu Sayyaf prior to this announcement. His name does not appear on the lists of IS leaders provided here.
The real story here is that the US has now begun conducting ground operations in Syria, this is a significant escalation that carries new risks for US personnel and does not portend well for Syria or the Middle East.
This follows the revelation from Tony Cartalucci earlier this week that a Brookings Institute article had admitted that the US has now largely seized command and control of the anti-government insurgents and is directing the insurgent operations from clandestine commands in Jordan and Turkey.
“Several commanders involved in leading recent Idlib operations confirmed to this author that the U.S.-led operations room in southern Turkey, which coordinates the provision of lethal and non-lethal support to vetted opposition groups, was instrumental in facilitating their involvement in the operation from early April onwards. That operations room — along with another in Jordan, which covers Syria’s south — also appears to have dramatically increased its level of assistance and provision of intelligence to vetted groups in recent weeks.”
These events, combined with a fresh media propaganda barrage and the picture is clear. Regime change in Syria is high on the US agenda again and they have used the anti- IS operation as a way to both transgress Syrian sovereignty and to sculpt and bomb the insurgency into cooperating with the goals of the Empire.
The Importance of Presidents May Be Overstated.
.Earlier US President Barack Obama stated that there is no military solution to the Syrian war, that neither side can win.
This appears to be correct but Obama is merely the titular head of the US, he is neither the leader of the US government nor the people. His words have little impact or meaning. In the same speech Obama also stated that he expected that the War would outlast his departure from the Presidency in January 2017. A fact that did not seem to trouble him unduly indicating his weakness and fecklessness. The overwhelming traits of his presidency along with presumably fake good intentions and brazen lies.
Ultimately, despite the infantile Western mania for regime change, the death of Assad at this point would make very little difference to the fate of the Syrian Civil war. Hezbollah are not going to walk down from the Qalamoun mountain positions they have captured over a period of several years, the Syrian Army is not fighting for Bashar al Assad, the idea that Assad’s sudden removal would fix anything or end the war are no more than the childish nonsense of Hollywood propaganda.
It may be crude and incorrect to describe the Yemen war as a proxy war, as Gareth Porter recently pointed out.
The Media Misses the Point on ‘Proxy War’ by Gareth Porter — Antiwar.com but the Syria war is very much a power struggle between NATO and the Saudis and Israel on one side and Iran and Russia om the other. The Saudis are freshly motivated by what they regard as the Iran nuclear deal betrayal. The Iranians have stated that they will send hundreds of thousands of troops to Syria to protect their interests if necessary. The Syrian Government has made a number of deals with opposition forces on the ground. The rebel side, believing that eventually the US will bomb them to victory are the people who are unwilling to compromise. We know from experience that if the Syrian government is violently overthrown, even worse mayhem and chaos will be the result. Oba,a was right that there is no military solution to the Syrian war but it is incumbent upon him to try to act like an actual leader and bring the war to an end with a permanent ceasefire and a negotiated settlement.
The people of Syria have only suffered from the attempts to change the Government by it’s enemies, It appears that most of the people of Syria whether in Government or opposition ruled territory would simply like the war to end.
The Syrian war is an ongoing massive human crisis and political goals should surely be secondary in this situation.
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At face value, every IS propaganda video is a joke. These videos tend to be crude and often obviously fraudulent anti-propaganda, but the contents of this latest video “We Will Burn America” may point towards a real threat. The content and timing of this release combined with the fact that this ultra-violent video is being hosted by the Neoconservative PJ media site who include on their staff an individual named Michael Ledeen with strong historical links to false flag terror atrocities and the manufacture of intelligence designed to start wars and a genuinely disturbing picture emerges of terrorism that is being pre-engineered, possibly as revenge and/or leverage against the Iran nuke deal.
“We Will Burn America”
The video begins with IS trying to claim the mantle of bin Laden and al Qaeda and threatening another 911.
The first shot is of New York city.
This is followed by a very old, authentic picture of Osama bin Laden, the film cuts to stock footage of New York prior to 911 and the Twin Towers of the WTC are shown along with the strange caption that refers to the bombing of the World Trade Centre.
This is followed by a series of shots of “planes” striking the South tower on September 11th, many obviously fake.
The demolitions are not depicted.
Ottawa Yes, Sydney No, Sydney fraudsters are Presumably Enraged!
The English throughout seems almost deliberately wretched and there are basic factual errors such as stating two gunman attacked the Canadian Parliament building last October, a bizarre claim not supported by anyone,The group celebrates the laughable Ottawa hoax as a triumph of jihad! Unbelievably, they describe the attack on the Parliament, a hoax that officially caused zero casualties, wounded or killed in the Canadian Parliament as a triumphant raid conducted by two fighters. It was hilarious to note that the fake event in Sydney did not merit a mention. Presumably the target was too silly to be included in their narrative.
The Charlie Hebdo and subsequent French attacks are also mentioned and Almedy Coulibaly is briefly depicted, looking to his handler for instructions as he makes his own propaganda video.
IS Propaganda Timeline.
August 19th, 2014. James Foley.
There was a high degree of public interest when the James Foley beheading video was released in August, 2014. The beheading was not depicted on video and the dead body of Foley also seemed to be a CPR doll. The other strange thing was that the man in the video did not seem to be James Foley.
September 2nd, 2014. Steven Sotloff.
Possibly even more obvious and pathetic than the Foley video, the near identical Sotloff video tried to fix some of the mistakes of the Foley video, adding the sound of wind in order to promote the idea that it was not filmed in a studio. Sotloff’s demeanour was absolutely ridiculous and in his eagerness to deliver the propaganda message Sotloff forgot to mention or say goodbye to his family or anyone else.Also received saturation coverage. Clearly amother green screen fake.
September 13th, 2014. David Haines.
David Haines was the first British victim after the two Americans Foley and Sotloff, Haines video was an improvement in that he managed to loo more grave and serious than Sotloff, who was practically giggling right upp to his faux execution. The impact was fading quickly at this point. The bombing of IS fighters in Iraq was already underway and not especially controversial. The psyop was redundant at this point.
The standout element of the Haines execution was the hilarious crisis actor that was sent out to play Haines daughter, she giggled her way through interviews during which she called for another major ground invasion by the West of the Middle East, pointing to the intent of the ongoing psyop.
October 3rd 2014. Alan Henning.
By the time the Alan Henning video was released interest was low. The video was completely forgettable. The only interesting thing was that by contrast with the four members of Foley’s family and Haines daughter, Hennings family seemed to be real people. By this time the bombing campaign had extended to Syria as well as Iraq and there was little point to this at all.
These first four videos were all filmed by the same crew in the same basic style. Two cameras in a style that was identical to that used to film the only public appearance by the supposed Caliph of the “Islamic stat” Baghdadi at a Mosul mosque. All the executions were seemingly fake and all were conducted by the so called Jihad John character.
A Switch to Real Horror?
Mid November, 2014.
At this stage the formula was changed. The footage of the execution of the next Western victim of the IS Pater Kassig was not released. Instead Kassigs supposedly decapitated head was depicted briefly at the end of a 16 minute video history of the group and those that preceded it since the Western invasion of Iraq in 2003 that seems to be titled “although the disbelievers dislike it.”.
After recounting their version of the Iraq war, there is depicted an extremely strangely filmed and seemingly authentic mass execution of supposed captured Syrian soldiers.
The previously lone and masked Jihad John character is depicted along with more than a dozen unmasked IS fighters, identically dressed in clean uniforms that are nothing like what the actual IS guerrillas look like, who appear to each decapitate one soldier each.
This video was astonishing because it was shot and cut in a far more cinematic and highly edited style than the previous simple two camera one shot videos and yet it is extremely gruesome and bloody, the opposite of the previous style and the killings seem to be real.
This video also appeared to be actually shot outdoors, there were real trees and scrub that indicated that they were either out of the studio or in a much larger and better equipped studio.
There are bizarre things like long lingering shots of IS fighters slowly almost fondling their knives
The killings could be fake, but if so they were multimillion dollar productions, we are shown severed necks, every possible gruesome thing that can be shown is shown. The final shot of all the heads lined up on the chests in a row, looks fake, it could have been fake but tremendous effort has gone into making this a very realistic and bloody nightmare. The complete opposite of the first wave of easily discerned psyop beheadings.
The only common denominator between the two.is the Jihad John character.
This video also received almost no attention.
Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto
I only watched one of these two supposed executions, that of Haruna Yakawa, interest was raised somewhat by the novelty of a Japanese victim and the dramatic IS demand for 200 million US dollars to spare the men. The video returned to the earlier style of the first four videos and was completely unbelievable, one of the worst.
The captured Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh is depicted being burned alive in a video. I have not seen the whole video. It does not appear to be authentic but may be. This was filmed using the same equipment and same crew as the November mass execution of Syrian soldiers video.
February 15, 2015
Mass execution of Coptic Christians in Libya.
This video is very interesting because it appears to be fraudulent, the mainstream media even admitted the video was ridiculous due to the disproportionate size of the supposed IS fighters compared to their victims meaning that all the IS fighters would need to be 7 feet tall and their victims five feet tall.
Does ISIS really have an army of seven-foot executioners? Experts say footage of beheading of Christians in Libya was FAKE | Daily Mail Online
This video is shot in the same cinematic style as the other mass execution “real horror and gore” video.
April 11th, 2015
IS release new propaganda video called “We Will Burn America”
Strangely the gory compilation video that appears to show numerous bloody human decapitations, is posted and hosted by a Neoconservative source named PJ media whose writers include the self confessed fascist and warmonger Nichael Ledeen an individual with profound links to past false flag terror atrocities.
This is a compilation video that features excerpts of many of the previous videos along with fairly stock war footage.
That does not mean that the latest IS video is the empty threat and joke that it appears at face value however. The IS myth has been created and means that if someone else wants to conduct an attack on the US they will use the IS group as the anointed patsy, and there is a real threat of a large false flag in the US and elsewhere so this video of empty hype has real meaning and is connected to a real threat.
April 10th, 2015.
The Strange 911 Call in Ohio.
On Friday April 10th, police in Ohio received a bizarre 911 emergency line call from a man named Guru Dhimal. Dhimal who stated his name and location during the call, claimed to be a member of al Qaeda and that he was aware of a group that had made a bomb and was planning to use the bomb to destroy the White House on May the 1st, the fourth anniversary of the Bin Laden “death.”
The full 911 call can be heard in this Dahboo video although the thick accent makes it rather hard to understand.
CRAZY! 911 Audio of White House Bomb Threat Reveals Date of May 1st
This Cleveland news source reports the basic facts.
Men accused of calling in bomb threat aboard Greyhound Bus appear in court | cleveland.com http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/04/men_accused_of_calling_in_bomb.html
“ Two men accused of calling in a bomb threat from a Greyhound Bus traveling in Lake County Friday pleaded not guilty at their initial court appearance.
Guru Dhimal, 28, of Rochester, New York, and Bhagirath Koirala, 67, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, appeared in Painesville Municipal Court Monday.
Dhimal, charged with inducing panic, received a $20,000 cash or surety bond. Koirala received a personal bond and has been released, according to court records.
The threat was called in about 5:30 p.m. Friday, as the bus was traveling from New York state to Cleveland. Dhimal and Koirala were both passengers on the bus, Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Brant Zemelka said.
The men claimed they were affiliated with Al-Qaeda, and had a bomb that would destroy the White House, according to a 911 call obtained by WEWS.
Authorities shut the highway in both directions and evacuated passengers as a bomb squad swept the bus. No explosives were found, Zamelka said.”
There was never any claim that the man had a bomb or that there were any explosives on the bus, the caller stated that “others’ had come from Asia and built a bomb so the lack of explosives on the Greyhound bus is meaningless.
The charges the men face indicate that authorities believe the men were simply lying hoaxers, they may well be right. The whole thing makes no sense. It is possible the caller was paid to “send a message.” but that is just speculation.
Pre Engineering is Taking Place.
I am not pretending to know that something is going to happen, I do not. What I do know is that if something happens the men of the black flag will be blamed and it will be a lie. This group completely lacks the resources to be able to operate inside the US in a significant way. The IS group are actually rather hard pressed to detonate even a car bomb in Baghdad or Damascus, the idea that they are going to turn up and conduct a major attack in the US can be dismissed as more hype from the liars club behind the ridiculous War on Terror.
Over time it became harder to access the IS fake beheading videos. Liveleak stopped posting them, leaksource stopped posting them. In fact it seems that the only places that still host these videos are Neoconservative outles such as Pamela Geller.com, the only place I could find the fake Coptic Christian video in entirety, and PJ media, who posted “We Will Burn America” on their site despite the fact that it seems to show several gruesome beheadings, unlike the original four Jihad John videos that were bloodless.
PJ Media includes Michael Ledeen.
Interestingly, one of the writers at PJ media is an individual named Michael Ledeen, a Neoconservative, war monger and self professed fascist with a strong historical connection to terrorism in Italy during the Cold war. Along with the role in Iran Contra, fixing the US 1980 election with a disinformation campaign, manufacturing intelligence to help start the Iraq war, working for Italian intelligence agency SISMI, complete with funds paid into Bermuda Island bank account deposits, There was also the nasty episode at the Pentagon in the early 80s when Ledeen was accused of spying against the USA for Israel and had his security clearance severely downgraded. Pal Richard Perle found him another job at the National Security Council.
Michael Ledeen: a Public Face of the Criminal Deep State. The Ledeen credo.
“”Creative destruction is our middle name. We do it automatically…. It is time once again to export the democratic revolution.”
Michael Ledeen was born on August 1st, 1941. Wikipedia describes Ledeen as
“an American historian, philosopher, neoconservative foreign policy analyst, and writer.”
Wikispooks says Ledeen is : “Washington’s neoconservative guru”. He was part of the neocon ‘cabal’ that manufactured the defective intelligence in the lead up to the war against Iraq, and has since been active in making the case for the bombing of Iran.”
Ledeen is an extremely committed and tenacious pro- war activist and Zionist asset.
Prior to the Illegal Invasion of Iraq, Several Million Violent Deaths Ago.
“One can only hope that we turn the region into a cauldron, and faster, please. If ever there were a region that richly deserved being cauldronized, it is the Middle East today. If we wage the war effectively, we will bring down the terror regimes in Iraq, Iran, and Syria, and either bring down the Saudi monarchy or force it to abandon its global assembly line to indoctrinate young terrorists. That’s our mission in the war against terror.”
“So it’s good news when Scowcroft comes out against the desperately needed and long overdue war against Saddam Hussein and the rest of the terror masters.”
“Question #2: Okay, well if we are all so certain about the dire need to invade Iraq, then when do we do so?
Ledeen is such a conspicuously low quality individual that even Wikipedia reveals his profound and shameless dishonesty. As this short quote makes patently clear.
“Ledeen’s statements prior to the start of the Iraq war such as “desperately needed and long overdue war against Saddam Hussein” and “dire need to invade Iraq” caused Glenn Greenwald to label his later statement that he “opposed the military invasion of Iraq before it took place” to be an “outright lie”. However, Ledeen maintains these statements are consistent since: “I advocated—as I still do—support for political revolution in Iran as the logical and necessary first step in the war against the terror masters.”
Just to clarify, Ledeen described the Iraq war as both “ the desperately needed and long overdue war against Saddam Hussein” and stated that Iraq should be invaded “yesterday” in the prelude to the war and had the temerity to turn around afterwards and try and pretend that he was advocating the removal of Hussein through an engineeered “political revolution”!
Prior to al Qaeda and the War on terror fraud, the war party were forced to rely upon communists and leftist extremists as the patsies in their false flag attacks.
Between the late 1960s and the end of the Cold War, Europe was struck by numerous terror attacks. In the wake of the Cold War it emerged that many of the terror attacks conducted in Europe during the Cold war had been false flag provocations conducted by Western intelligence agencies and their cut-outs in order to blacken the name of communism in the eyes of the European public and also to promote the psychological dependence on the state of the citizenry.
Strategy of Tension.
This ploy of engineering synthetic terror in order to frighten the public and cause them to feel insecure and afraid and to therefore support the internal security state was named the “Strategy of Tension”
The formation of a Gladio secret army was a condition that the US made contingent on NATO membership, although non NATO members also hosted Gladio secret armies. The secret armies would operate beyond the reach and sometimes even the knowledge of the elected Government of the nation.
It is claimed by the Swiss Historian and Academic Daniele Ganser that of the fifteen shadow armies that were created in Europe during the Cold war, that nine went “rogue” and started conducting terror attacks against the people they were supposedly set up to protect.
The existence of Operation Gladio was admitted briefly at the end of the Cold War, the subject was then permanently consigned too the ever burgeoning “things we do not like talking about list” and is never ever mentioned in the controlled media. Ever. There were a number of Gladio terror attacks exposed in that brief window at the end of the Cold War, and the BBC’s Time watch program made a 3 part documentary called “Operation Gladio” about the Gladio terror and murder, with a special emphasis on the crimes in Belgium and Italy, where the networks had been thoroughly exposed and the connection to major crimes was undeniable.
The Bologna Massacre.
On August 2nd, 1980 the day after Michael Ledeen’s 39th birthday. a massive blast tore through the Second class waiting room of the Bologna rail station. Eighty five people were killed and 200 wounded.
The explosives used in the Bologna attack had been procured from the Operation Gladio arms and explosives caches supplied to the Italian stay behind army by the CIA. The attack was the deadliest of the black history of Operation Gladio false flag terror in Europe by far and until the Madrid attacks was the most deadly single act of terrorism in Europe since the Second World war other than Lockerbie
The Bologna massacre was not really a classic false flag attack, as only a very half hearted attemt was made to frame leftists. This was more of a straight out “deep message” from the P2 dark elite, a punishment operation conducted by the fascist cut outs of P2 with the Italian intelligence agency SIMSI clearly involved due to their attempts to subvert the investigation. Michael ledeen was an employee of the SIMSI in this time as reported in the Wall Street Journal in 1985 when a journalist managed to track down a payment of $120,000 US dollars to Ledeen from SIMSI into a Ledeen Bermuda Islands bank account. .
“There were several episodes of screening, organized to end the investigation, the most serious of which is hatched by some leaders of the military secret services (SISMI), including generals Pietro Musumeci and Giuseppe Belmonte, which had a police sergeant put in a train in Bologna a suitcase full of explosives, of the same type that blew up the station, containing personal items of two right-wing extremists, a Frenchman and a German. Musumeci also produced a phony dossier, called “Terror on trains,” which reported the terror intents of international terrorists in connection with two other members of neofascist subversion, all linked to “armed spontaneism”, without political ties, thus at the same time material authors and masterminds of the massacre. General Pietro Musumeci, n°2 of SISMI and revealed in 1981 to be a member of Propaganda Due (P2) masonic lodge, was charged with having created falsified evidence to charge Roberto Fiore and Gabriele Andinolfi, two leaders of Terza Posizione who had fled in exile to London, of the bombing. Both Terza Posizione leaders claimed that Musumeci was trying to divert attention from Licio Gelli, head of P2.[1″
Licio Gelli and Propaganda Due.(P2)
Propaganda Due is quite simply the absolutely classic ”Shadow Government” or “Dark elite” fascist clique. The grandmaster was a man named Licio Gelli,a fascist who had served in the Mussolini Security forces and graduated to become a very important criminal.This Metapedia piece is illuminating.
“Propaganda Due or P2 was an irregular or “black” Masonic lodge that operated in Italy from 1877-1981, headed in its final decades by Licio Gelli. P2 was implicated in numerous Italian crimes and mysteries, including the nationwide bribe scandal Tangentopoli, the collapse of the Vatican-affiliated Banco Ambrosiano, and the murders of journalist Mino Pecorelli, Prime Minister Aldo Moro, and banker Roberto Calvi. P2 came to light through the Banco Ambrosiano scandal. P2 was also involved in Gladio’s strategy of tension (Gladio being the name of Italy’s secret “stay-behind” North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) paramilitary organization). Between 1965 and 1981, the P2 lodge entered the Italian political process by sending its members into the judiciary, the Parliament, the army and the press.”
“P2 was sometimes referred to as a “state within a state” or a “shadow government”. The lodge was peopled by prominent journalists, parliamentarians, industrialists, and military leaders — including the then-future Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi; the Savoy pretender to the Italian throne Victor Emmanuel; and the heads of all three Italian intelligence services.
When searching Licio Gelli’s villa, the police found a document called the “Plan for Democratic Rebirth”, which called for a consolidation of the media, suppression of trade unions, and the rewriting of the Italian Constitution.
Beside Italy, P2 was also active in Uruguay, Brazil and especially in Argentina’s “Dirty War” (with Raúl Alberto Lastiri, Argentina’s interim president from July 13, 1973 until October 12, 1973; Emilio Massera, who was part from 1976 to 1978 of the military junta led by Jorge Rafael Videla; José López Rega, minister of Social Welfare in Perón’s government and founder of the Argentine Anticommunist Alliance (“Triple A”), and Guillermo Suárez Mason, in charge of the Batallón de Inteligencia 601 as members). “
So, this is the “Illuminati”. Criminal bankers, “black” Masons, fascists,Intelligence Chiefs, Mafia Dons, missing billions and terrorist mass murders, not to forget the “Occult” rituals and widespread police protection. It is quite the heady brew. Bologna made things hard for them in Italy, the organisation was formally banned by both the Italian state and expelled by mainstream Italian freemasonsry, but Berluscini still made it to Prime Minister and this points to the fact that these elements were not purged as clearly they needed to be.
They had effective control of both the Italian military and intelligence services. Henry Kissinger is alleged to be an associate, and Michael Ledeen was a known close associate and confidant of Licio Gelli and also known to have attempted to buy the P2 membership list when it was seized in a police raid on Licio Gelli’s property. In 1981.
From Barbara Honegger’s October Surprise:
“When the Italian police raided (P2 Lodge founder) Gelli’s home in March 1981, it was Michael Ledeen who, at the instigation of Alexander Haig and Henry Kissinger, offered to buy the list of 953 P2 members in an apparent attempt to keep it from becoming public. Henry Kissinger had also reportedly sent Ledeen to Italy to try to squash an investigation into his and Haig’s involvement in the founding of P2.”
Gelli Evades Italian Justice and Eventually is Sentenced for financial Crimes After Years of protection in Switzerland.
“In 1992 Gelli was sentenced to 18 years and six months of prison after being found guilty of fraud concerning the collapse of Banco Ambrosiano in 1982 (a “black hole” of $1.4 billion was found). The Vatican bank, Istituto per le Opere di Religione, main share-holder of the Banco Ambrosiano, consequently had a “black hole” of $250 million. This sentence was reduced by the Court of Appeal to 12 years. The year 1992 also saw the beginning of the trial of 16 members of the P2 Masonic Lodge, which included charges of conspiracy against the state, espionage, and the revelation of state secrets. In April 1994 Gelli received a 17-year sentence for divulging state secrets and slandering the investigation, while the court threw out the charge that P2 members conspired against the state; Gelli’s sentence was reduced, and he was placed under house arrest two years later.”
“In April 1998 the Court of Cassation confirmed a 12-year sentence for the Ambrosiano crash. Gelli then disappeared on the eve of being imprisoned, in May 1998, while being under house arrest in his mansion near Arezzo. His disappearance was strongly suspected to be the result of being forewarned. Then, finally, he was arrested in the French Riviera in Cannes. Two motions of no confidence were made by the right-wing opposition (the Northern League and the ex-Christian Democratic splinter groups CDU-CDR), against the Justice Minister, Giovanni Maria Flick, and the Interior Minister, Giorgio Napolitano, stating that Gelli had benefited from accomplices helping him in his escape. They also made reference to secret negotiations which would have allowed him to reappear without going to prison. But the two ministers won the confidence vote. Police found $2M worth of gold ingots in Gelli’s villa.”
Gelli is still alive and so is the Plot.
A Brief Overview of Modern Iran on the Eve of Probable Nuclear Framework Deal.
In recent days I have noticed a number of strangely ignorant works, from video makers I had hitherto liked and respected. on the subject of Iran.. It seems that the understanding of recent Iranian history and the nature of the Iranian Government is very low, especially in the United States.
Rather than chastise and rebuke the in my opinion, sadly ignorant I thought it might be better to outline my understanding of recent Iranian history in the hope of addressing in some small part, this unnecessary and unfortunate condition.
Hostages-1953 and 1979.
Because of the foolish and illegal hostage taking operation conducted by Iranian students at the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979, the real truth about the hostage taking in Iran has been obscured. 1953 The CIA MI6 Coup-A Nation Taken Hostage for Big Oil.
The facts of the coup are largely undisputed, at least broadly, the CIA have publicly admitted to their role in the engineered departure from power of the elected Iranian President Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953..
Mossadegh was removed in order to preserve the financial interests of major Western oil corporations who perceived Mossadegh as a threat to the profitability of their Iran operations. Because the incident took place during the Cold War the US justified it’s actions by trying to claim Mossadegh was a “communist” a blatant and obvious untruth.
The coup was executed very cleverly with multiple strands of bribery of Iranian officials combined with staged street violence.
The violence was completely real but the rioters etc. were paid to make trouble by the CIA who were represented in Tehran at the time by a gentleman named Kermit Roosevelt Jr. who appears to have been rather clever, a quality operative. The coup had actually been in the hands of the British MI6 originally, but the CIA stepped in after the MI6 plotters were arrested during the planning phase.
The CIA returned the Iranian monarch, the Shah to power in the wake of the coup and the Dictator King stayed in power with the use of brutal and inhumane persecution of his enemies, assisted andoverseen by the CIA.
The group who finally emerged to overthrow the Shah in 1979 were the bearers of political Islam.
The removal of Mossadegh and the subsequent violent and oppressive excesses of the Shah’s security forces tore the centre from Iranian political life. The low and thuggish tactics radicalised and energised the opposition and the Conservative cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was installed as the “Supreme Leader” in the wake of the Islamic revolution he led to triumph upon his return from exile in February 1979. The US Embassy Incident.
The hostage taking of the Americans was an act of supreme foolishness, it was not ordered by the leadership of Iran but such was the popularity of the move that they chose not to do the right thing and free the hostages but instead held them for more than a year. It is worth noting that elements of the future Reagan administration sought to ensure the hostages were not released before the election so their candidate would benefit from the ongoing embarrassment to the then President Jimmy Carter. The US hostages were finally released within minutes of Reagan being sworn in as US President. Regardless of the complicity of Reagan administration officials who connived to keep the hostages imprisoned until after the election, The hostage taking was wrong. Diplomatic sites must always be protected, that is the Law, they are all “nests of spies” so that is no excuse for what happened.
The Iranian students transgression must however be seen in it’s proper context, being that the United States in the guise of the CIA and using the Shah as cut-out, had taken the ENTIRE IRANIAN NATION hostage for a quarter of a century between 1953 and the Iranian revolution of 1979, The US had a couple of dozen people (52) taken hostage for more than a year a regrettable incident and the people who had to go through that have my sympathy but the suffering and scale simply do not compare.
The way that the US and other Western media tell the hostage taking story, without managing to mention the context that the Iranian nation was taken hostage for a quarter of a century on the orders of Oil oligarchs leads to terrible ignorance and tremendous distortions.
Therefore when the citizens of the West are exposed to the cruder parts of the Iranian anti-Western and anti- US rhetoric they completely misunderstand what they are seeing.
The Iranians, pro Government Iranian people will often chant “Death to America.” Many Americans respond to this provocative rhetoric with the fundamental misunderstanding that the people of Iran dislike or threaten them. They do not.
The “Death to America” rhetoric does not say nor imply “death to Americans” they are talking about death to the US empire or more specifically to the power of the US in the middle east and central Asia. The reasons for this are fairly obvious. Israel and the US wars of aggression.
The Iranian leadership still, like every Government, point to the failings of the previous Government long after taking power. The anti American rhetoric is a way the Government of Iran assets it’s legitimacy and contrasts itself with the rule of the Shah, a western puppet.
The reason the anti- American rhetoric is still popular rests solely on the violent actions of the US and Israel (with US support) and are grounded in the understandable resentment this violence generates. None of it has anything whatsoever to do with attacking the United States nor the people of the United States although it could be argued that the use of the somewhat inflated rhetoric is counter-productive enabling Iran’s Zionist enemies to incorrectly paint the nation as a threat to the West. Iran as a Regional Power.
Over the past several decades, the Government of Iran has repeatedly capitalised on the violent actions of the US, Israel and others in order to build a broad base of power in the Middle East.
Iran supported Hezbollah in Lebanon, retained an alliance with the Assad Government of Syria under both Hafeez and Bashar al Assad, and when the US invaded and occupied Iraq, pro-Iran political parties became the most powerful in the “new” Iraq and Iran also supported a number of Shia militia groups in Iraq and the Houthis in Yemen.
In each case, certainly in Lebanon, and Iraq the Government of Iran did not provoke or seek war but rather capitalised on the violent blunders of the US and Israel. Because the groups the Iranian government supported were very effective in Lebanon and very numerous in Democratic Iraq, pro Iran groups achieved greater power in these nations.
This ascension to power was not based on any special Iranian machinations or a sectarian agenda, the support paid off because the Government of Iran supported the same groups that the people on the ground supported in defensive wars in response to aggression inflicted upon them by external enemies.
The situation in Yemen is somewhat more complex and difficult. Yemen is something of a failed state and has been in state of low or high intensity civil war throughout it’s history.
Saudi Arabia, in it’s delusion perceives itself as a regional leader and a leader of Muslims. The Government of Saudi Arabia has tried to achieve power in the Middle East by mimicking the Iran tactic of funding friendly militias in regional wars. The tactics of the House of Saud have failed miserably due to the fact that the militants they support do not enjoy popular support, due to their sectarian outlook, ultra-violent tactics and extremist intolerance.
Saudis Attack Yemen.
So facing defeat in a broad swathe of regional wars with Syria the centrepiece, Saudi Arabia chose to attack Yemen in the past week, where the Shia Houthi group apparently supported by Iran had recently taken armed control of the capital Sa’na whilst attacking Sunni extremist fighters of the al Qaeda Yemen branch in southern Yemen.
America’s traditional allies in the region, Israel and Saudi Arabia are intensely threatened by a potential Iran nuclear deal and are determined to stop it at any cost. The Yemen attack appears to be a desperate Saudi move that will backfire severely. It also appears that the Houthi fighters may have overreached somewhat in their political and military ambitions. There is a high level of mistrust in Yemen, along North–South and possibly also Sunni-Shia lines. (the nation was previously divided into two states North and South Yemen from the 1960s until 1990) The Houthis represent the North and also Shia Islam and thus could not realistically hope to form the core of a National Government.
The Saudi air attacks on Houthi positions in Yemen have taken a tremendous toll on a civilian populace that lacks resources at the best of times. Hundreds are civilians are dead at the hands of the Saudi Fighter jets including dozens when an internal refugee camp was recently bombed.
The Air Offensive was preceded a week earlier by a devastating series of supposed “suicide attacks” claimed by “IS”, it may have been drones that conducted the attacks that killed more than a hundred in 3 Shia mosques. The Nuclear Deal.
If the Government of Iran and the P5+1 reach a Nuclear deal, this will have no impact on the day to day lives of the American people. There will be no cost to the US taxpayer. If anything, a deal will save the United States from having to potentially fight another unwinnable Trillion dollar war in the Middle East that achieves nothing and does not come in response to any real threat. The Iranian Government and the Iranian State do not pose any threat whatsoever to the people of the United States and never have done.
Under the US Constitution the President has the sole responsibility for the foreign policy. The Iran deal is not another NAFTA, a deal that is imposed on the people of the US without their input that has the ability to have a huge negative impact on their lives and sovereignty,
The opposition of the Congress and Senate to an Iran deal speaks only to the sad fact that these politicians views were co-opted long ago by the Israel lobby.
The very notion that the pro-Israel anti- Iran deal US Senators and House Members are actually representing the interests of the people of the United States is both quaint and frankly, laughable. If you look at the pattern of behaviour from the politicians of the US Congress and Senate, it will be clear that they are cheering for every war no matter how disastrous. These same politicians accede to every last globalist demand when it comes to transnational agreements.
In order to hide their true nature, these politicians cycle through a constant stream of fake threats and phony stories but nothing can hide the fact that these infantile Western Supremacists and their Zionist controlled media supporters are in fealty to the Israel lobby and this dominates their every pronouncement on any Middle East issue. They have zero credibility, the incoming head of the House Senate Intelligence Committee has taken warm photos in recent years with two separate IS leaders! Senator John McCain had a meeting with the “Caliph” Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Syria and is also depicted warmly with the man who now leads the IS in Libya Abdel Hakim Belhaj, both photos are from within the past three years. This is not some unhappy distant event, these are the allies of the Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee!
The same terror groups that are also supported by his Israeli masters. Individuals such as Senator McCain and their antics defy credulity. The idea that they have any credibility in any discussion on any Foreign policy matter is simply ludicrous and insulting.
McCain’s position and role in the political power structure of the US is simply another sad sign that the US Empire is in it’s end times phase, the crash is going to be painful and Iran has absolutely nothing to do with it. The Government of Iran does not and have never posed the slightest threat to the people of the United States or any Westerner inside the West.
Lavrov: Nuclear deal with Iran ‘reached on all key aspects’
Timeline of Yemeni history – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Massacre in Tunis and the Strange Career of Abdel Hakim Belhaj
March 19th, 2015.
At least 21 people are dead and more than forty are wounded after gunman attacked civilians in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia yesterday. At least two gunman dressed in military uniforms attacked a group of tourists as they disembarked from a bus, before entering the National Bardo Museum in Tunis where they took a number of hostages before the site was stormed by Tunisian Security Forces and the attackers were killed.
This narrative is contradicted by other accounts such as the Tunisian journalist Farah Sampti who claims that the gunmen first entered the Parliament, then fled to the museum when they were spotted by Security forces there and then attacked the Museum. Farah Sampti gave this account when speaking to Russia Today when the event was still ongoing so the conflicting accounts may be simply due to confusion
Although the Bardo Museum adjoins the Tunisian parliament at face value the attack appears to be classic “economic sabotage” terror attack like the Luxor massacre of tourists in Egypt in 1997.
“Employing 270,00 people, the tourism sector is of vital importance to the Tunisian economy, contributing 6.2 percent to the GDP each year and 16 percent to foreign exchange earnings. In 1999 Tunisia welcomed 4,832,000 tourists, three-quarters of whom were French, German, Italian, or British.”
So the possible impact of this one attack is absolutely huge for the people of Tunisia.
Echoes of the Luxor Attack of 1997.
The Luxor attack was a high quality false flag terror attack that left sixty two people dead after a number of “jihadist gunmen” attacked Western tourists at the historic site in November 1997. The Luxor massacre was ordered by the known Western asset and the current, titular head of al Qaeda Ayman al Zawahiri. Sibel Edmonds has claimed to have sighted documents naming Zawahiri as an asset of NATO and Edmonds is a highly credible source in my opinion.
Details of the attackers are not yet known however the IS group appears to have been aware the attack was imminent as according to the Daily Mail, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3000614/Tourists-shot-dead-Tunisia-Bardo-Museum.html
“A tweet sent from pro-ISIS Twitter accounts accurately predicted the Tunisia terror attack, raising the possibility the terror group were behind the atrocity.
“Sent just hours before the gunmen opened fire on the popular museum tone tweet read: ‘Coming good news to Tunisia’s Muslims, and a shock to the disbelievers and the hypocrites, especially those who claim to be cultured. The tweet was sent from the account @riif0BA9, which regularly posts pro-ISIS messages, with particularly reference to militants originally from Tunisia.”
A large number of Tunisians are claimed to have traveled to Syria in recent years to fight with the Western backed jihadist forces.
Moderate and Cosmopolitan Tunisia- a Disappointment to the Empire
.Prior to independence, Tunisia was ruled by a series of different Empires, including the Ottoman Turks and finally, the French. Independence was achieved in the decade after the Second World War when the French departed. The tradition of Islam in Tunisia is overwhelmingly of moderation.
As Wikipedia explains, “Although the Sufi community is small, its tradition of mysticism permeates the practice of Islam throughout the country. During annual Ramadan festivals, Sufis provide public cultural entertainment by performing religious dances.”
There is almost no history of extremist violence in Tunisia although a synagogue in Djerba was attacked on April 11th, 2002, al Qaeda was blamed. The planning for the attack seems to have come from Europe.
The Manufactured Coup of 2011.
The moderate Tunisian government of Ben Ali was the first “domino” to fall during the CIA sponsored Arab spring of 2011. The Aangirfan article WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO BEN ALI outlines the synthetic nature of the event through the account of the deposed President’s wife, Leila Ben Ali:
“Leila describes how the coup was caused by the “indoctrination of the masses, the distribution of money in poor areas, the recruitment of snipers, the intensification of protests through targeted killings, and the torching of homes.”
“She reports that there were an “unusual number of internships” given to young Tunisians in western countries in the months before the revolt.”
“She claims that President Ben Ali’s flight from Tunis in January 2011 was a trick organised by Ali Seriati, the head of presidential security.”
“She says that her husband was not aware that the flight was going to lead to permanent exile in Saudi Arabia.
Ben Ali took the flight after being informed of a planned assassination attempt.”
Unlike Egypt and Libya Tunisia did not descend into chaos and violence following the coup. In December 2014, the moderate and secular Nidaa Tounes party trounced their Islamist rivals providing a likely hint as to the motivation of the attack. The economic and political destabilisation of a moderate and successful Arab state.
Abdel Hakim Belhaj and Libya.
Tunisia is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the south-east, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Libya is in a state of utter chaos following the regime change caused by the NATO attack of 2011. Libya has two separate governments and many militia groups are vying for power on the ground.
One noted militant fighter who fought alongside the West to topple the former Libyan leader Gaddafi is a man named Abdel Hakim Belhaj.
The Strange Career of Abdel Hakim Belhaj
Abdel Hakim Belhaj has had an extremely interesting history that makes it very hard to understand who he works for. Throughout the War on Terror Belhaj has played a number of roles on different sides of the conflict.
Wikipedia laughably describes Belhaj as “a Libyan politician and military leader. He is the leader of the conservative Islamist al-Watan Party and former head of Tripoli Military Council. He was the emir of the defunct Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, an anti-Gaddafi guerrilla group “
You’ve got to love the “guerrilla” group at the end and the fact that they have not quite managed to keep up with the twists and turns in the Belhaj career as they have omitted to mention that Belhaj has recently emerged as the leader of the IS group in Libya.
Belhaj emerged as a fighter with the highly obscure and ineffective Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. Who as Wikpedia puts it “formed a group, but were chased from the country before they could achieve anything..”
The Belhaj exile was spent as a student of the CIA training camps in Afghanistan.
In 1992, Belhaj returned to Libya and set about doing the work of the loyal Western “asset”, he spent six years unsuccessfully trying to kill Muammar Gaddafi the Libyan leader.
In 1998, Belhaj again fled into exile. Between 1998 and 2004 Belhaj was apparently in Afghanistan again.
The 2003 reconciliation between the Libyan Government and the West led to the arrest of Belhaj and his wife in Bangkok in 2004 in an operation that involved both the CIA and MI6.
Belhaj was held by the CIA at a secret prison in Thailand before being returned to Libya where he was imprisoned for seven years and tortured. It is understood that the British external intelligence service MI6 was complicit in and aware of the crimes committed against Belhaj by his Libyan captors.
Belhaj remained in a Libyan prison until 2010, when he was released as part of a program that saw political prisoners released.
When the West began bombing Libya in 2011, Belhaj underwent a remarkable transformation from dangerous extremist to valued Western asset and was appointed the Commander of the anti Gaddafi forces in Tripoli in August 2011.
Once Gaddafi was ousted, Belhaj became one of many militant leaders vying for power. He also launched legal action against the British Government for their complicity in his torture.
The formation of an IS group in Libya was announced in November 214 by the other Emir, Baghdadi, who stated
“We announce to you the expansion of the Islamic State to new countries, to the countries of the Haramayn [Saudi Arabia], Yemen, Egypt, Libya [and] Algeria”.
An extremely strange and clearly fraudulent mass execution video was later produced so that Western audiences could learn of the group’s existence in a suitable “horrifying” way. Later a US intelligence official stated that:
“Belhadj is supporting and coordinating the efforts of the ISIS training centers in eastern Libya around the city of Derna,”
Which begs the question if they know those activities are taking place and they are at war with the IS group, why do they not attack and destroy the training camp?
So the Belhaj career seems to read something like: independent militant, CIA sponsored militant, Western enemy and supposed terrorist. Prisoner. Leading Western ally. Leader of the IS in Libya.
The only rational conclusion to draw from this bizarre career is that Belhaj after presumably a short period of “sincere militancy” prior to his first exile in the 1980s, has been a Western intelligence asset all along and the whole prison stint was a betrayal of Belhaj by his handlers. He was burned. Perhaps he had misunderstood his role as he had joined the Taliban in Afghanistan and was working against Western interests at that time.
Since the 2011 “good guy makeover” it has really been obvious that Belhaj operates on behalf of Western interests and therefore the logical conclusion, unproven, has to be that Belhaj is still following the orders of his Western handlers.
We know that Western Intelligence support and psyops are the “missing link” behind the rise of the IS group in Syria and Iraq. We know that Belhaj has a history of changing sides and collaboration with the West. It is almost impossible to conclude otherwise than Belhaj is still acting under Western orders without being able to rock solid prove it.
The facts about who was behind the Tunis museum massacre will likely never emerge. The terrorists responsible are apparently dead (there are rumours of escapes also) the IS tweet is the only compelling evidence to have emerged at this point, and in my opinion, the IS group in Libya trained by the Western asset Belhaj would be the best place for the investigators to start.