Syria: Escalation, Terrorism and Military Invasion. A Proxy War against Russia and Iran?

Bron: http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-escalation-terrorism-and-military-invasion-a-proxy-war-against-russia-and-iran/5523508

Author’s Note

The US has already special forces inside Syria. Their “official” mandate under the “Global War on Terrorism” is to confront the ISIS which happens to be supported by Turkey, Saudi Arabia in laison with Washington.

The deployment of US ground forces inside Syria is now contemplated against Syrian government forces following an initiative of US State Department officials.

Some 51 State Department “diplomats” signed a memo distributed through the official “dissent channel,” seeking military strikes against the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad whose forces have been leading the pushback against Islamist extremists who are seeking control of this important Mideast nation. (Robert Parry, Consortium News, June 17, 2016) 

The agenda is no longer to confront the ISIS under a bogus counterterrorism mandate. Quite the opposite. It consists in coming to the rescue of al Qaeda affiliated opposition forces (Moderate Terrorists) who are being decimated by Syrian government forces with the support of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah.

Were US-NATO troops to be deployed in an outright invasion, the West’s coalition forces would not only be fighting Syrian government forces, they would also be  clashing with Iranian and Russian forces, which in turn could lead the World into a broader war scenario.

The following article was first published by Global Research in early May, 2016.

Michel Chossudovsky, June 18, 2016

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US-NATO is not prepared to let go in Syria.

While the US sponsored Al Qaeda and ISIS rebels have largely been defeated, with the support of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, the Obama administration is now intent upon replenishing so to speak its “moderate opposition” brigades inside Syria with a new influx of jihadist fighters. 

Following the decimation of Daesh-al Nusrah positions throughout the country,  thousands of Islamic militants have fled amidst the outflow of refugees. 

The Western military alliance has responded to this defeat of “moderate” rebel positions by replenishing its proxy army, –ie. recruiting and training a new horde of mercenaries and jihadists with the support of  Turkey, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

In this regard, the ongoing Battle for Aleppo is absolutely crucial. “Thousands of terrorists” were reported to have crossed the Turkey-Syria border in early May. No doubt, they will be deployed against government forces in Aleppo:

” Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi also warned that more than 5,000 fresh militants crossed the border into the Northwestern provinces of Aleppo and Idlib from Turkey, stressing that the ceasefire agreement was being violated by certain parties.”

The ongoing border crossing of terrorists into Syria is facilitated by the Turkish authorities.

The Syrian government accused the West of “aiding in the escalation of terrorist activity and arming terrorists.”

This inflow of thousands of Al Qaeda Mujahideen was carefully planned. It was preceded by the deployment of US special forces in Syria to oversea and supervise the newly recruited  “moderate opposition rebels” aka Al Qaeda terrorists, most of whom have already undergone paramilitary training.

Of significance, these new foreign jihadist “freedom fighters” will de facto (not officially) be under US-NATO Command with US and allied forces deployed on the ground in permanent liaison with NATO and the US military.

In October 2015, the Obama administration confirmed that the deployment of US Special Forces would “involve fewer than 50 Special Operations advisers, who will work with resistance forces battling the Islamic State in northern Syria but will not engage in direct combat” (WP, October 30, 2015)

In recent developments, however, Washington confirmed that another 250 special forces were to be deployed. This took place in April alongside the influx of thousands of new rebel recruits.

250 US Special Forces? These official numbers are meaningless. They do not include those sent in by Britain and France. Moreover, among the new 5000 jihadists who have entered Syria, a large number are in fact highly trained mercenaries (recruited by private companies on contract to US-NATO) operating within rebel ranks. It is worth recalling that last August  Britain’s Sunday Express confirmed that British “SAS dress as ISIS fighters in undercover war on jihadis,” 

“More than 120 members belonging to the elite regiment are currently in the war-torn country” covertly “dressed in black and flying ISIS flags,”

The influx of jihadists coupled with the deployment of US and allied special forces was carefully coordinated. The US special forces will integrate the ranks of  the newly deployed Al Qaeda brigades in Northern Syria which will replace those which were defeated by SAA forces and their allies.

Of strategic significance, the influx of special forces and new jihadist troops is changing the composition and identity of  “Syrian opposition” combat forces, most of which are now made up of foreign fighters, including a significantly larger contingent of US-NATO military personnel.

When does a “civil war” become an “invasion”?  The fiction of a civil war and “opposition forces” can no longer be sustained when a large number of those forces are US and allied troops operating within Syria.

Sofar, officially it’s a “counterterrorism operation” but there are no terrorists to fight because they have been defeated by SAA forces. Hence the new influx of terrorists.

A Proxy War against Russia? 

The strategy now appears to be evolving towards US-NATO boots on the ground: a war theater with the deployment of special forces and eventually regular ground troops in larger numbers, with the danger that Western forces could enter into  direct confrontation with Russian as well as Iranian forces and military advisers.

In October, US officials accused Russia of aggression directed against US forces inside Syria:

‘Putin is deliberately targeting our forces. Our guys are fighting for their lives.’

Moscow is “deliberately targeting” U.S.-backed forces in Syria as part of a military campaign that has killed up to 150 CIA-trained rebels, a U.S. official told Fox News

The claims state that Russia’s apparent mission to destroy ISIS is really a facade, and that their real mission is to kill American assets. (Fox New  14, 2015).

The “Our Guys” category (“fighting for their lives”) not only includes bona fide “moderate terrorists” trained by the Western military alliance, it also includes an increasingly large number of  Western military advisers, intelligence agents and mercenaries deployed inside Syria.

The increased influx of foreign forces into Syria leads towards a scenario of escalation and confrontation with Russia.

Het verraad van de VS “deep state – schaduwregering” verkoopt het “counterterrorisme” voor bedrijfsleven

Bron: http://freesuriyah.eu/?p=578

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor the deep state

Vertaald uit het Engels: middleeasteye. – Sonja van den Ende

De New York Times columnist Tom Friedman haalde de woede op zijn hals van veel lezers toen hij op 12 april een opiniestuk schreef waarin president Trump werd opgeroepen om ‘ ISIS in Syrië te bestrijden’. De reden die hij voor die aanbeveling gaf, was niet zo zeer dat de Amerikaanse oorlogen in het Midden-Oosten onvermijdelijk zelfvernietigend en eindeloos zijn, maar dat het de druk op Assad, Iran, Rusland en Hezbollah zou verminderen.

 De hele oorlog tegen terrorisme is in feite een “farce” voor oliepijpleidingen en macht.

Hij (Friedman) suggereerde verder dat de VS haar belangstelling voor terrorismebestrijding in het Midden-Oosten uitverkoopt om haar eigen voordeel te bemachtigen in de macht concurrentie met zijn tegenstanders, dit werd als cynisch en onjuist beschouwd, door lezers van deze “mainstream – vaak onjuiste info” New York Times.

Maar de nationale beveiliging bureaucratieën van de VS – die we de ‘Deep State – of schaduwregering noemen”‘, hebben hun belangen in het terrorismebestrijding uitverkocht, zij zijn, zoals ze dat zelf noemen verschillende avonturen in de regio aangegaan, oftewel oorlog, sinds  George J.W. Bush de ‘Global War on Terrorism’  uitriep in  2001.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor the deep state

De hele oorlog tegen terrorisme is in feite een “imperialistisch” machtsvertoon met uiteindelijke overheersing van de regio, dat was duidelijk vanaf het begin. Het idee dat Amerikaanse militaire operaties op een of andere manier Amerika veiliger zouden maken na de aanslagen op 9/11 was het lokkertje voor de bevolking. Wat er sindsdien  gebeurd is, echter, volgens senior ambtenaren in het Pentagon en de CIA alleen in het belang van Amerikaanse staat, voor de mensen (soldaten) die hun leven geofferd hebben is het totaal niet relevant.

Het begon allemaal  met de invasie van Irak (2003). Terrorismespecialisten in de Amerikaanse regering wisten heel goed dat de Amerikanen, de regering in Irak door militaire macht zou veranderen, het zou de organisatie van Osama bin Laden’s  Al-Queda en  de Amerikaanse terreur  versterken. 

Nadat het al snel duidelijk werd dat de Amerikaanse oorlog in Irak,  jonge mannen in het Midden-Oosten moest motiveren om de jihad tegen de VS uit te vechten , kwam de voornaamste architect van de bezetting van Irak, Paul Wolfowitz, met valse beweringen,  Irak Zou een “paradijs” zijn voor jihadisten.

Maar in januari 2005,  twee  jaar na de invasie, gaf de CIA een belangrijke inlichtingen beoordeling af en waarschuwde dat de oorlog meer al-Qaeda-extremistische militanten uit heel het Midden-Oosten zou aantrekken en met deze gevechtservaring,  zouden ze die in de VS kunnen gebruiken.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor the deep state

De oorlogsmanagers bleven verder beweren dat hun oorlogen  Amerika veiliger maakten. Michael Hayden, oud CIA-directeur, zei in 2008 in de Washington Post dat de CIA grote vorderingen maakte tegen al-Qaeda, vooral in de drone oorlog in Pakistan.


Het werd al spoedig duidelijk dat  de situatie van al-Qaeda in het noordwesten van Pakistan niet echt verslechterde. Zelfs drone exploitanten begonnen zich privaat te bekritiseren over de drone aanvallen en voor het kweken van veel meer haat onder jonge Pakistanen jegens de Verenigde Staten.

Barack Obama was erop uit op een grote oorlog in Irak te creëren. Centcom Commander General David Petraeus en Joint Director of Staff Director General Stanley A McChrystal keurde Obama’s oorlogen goed en startte zo  een nieuwe serie van geheime oorlogen met behulp van CIA drones en speciale commando operaties tegen al-Qaeda en andere zogenaamde jihadistische organisaties in een HEEL VEEL landen in het Midden-Oosten, Noord-Afrika en Centraal-Azië. Bovenaan de lijst was de geheime oorlog tegen Jemen, waar al-Qaeda (AQAP) zojuist was gevormd.

Scherpe tegenstrijdigheden

Eind 2011 en begin 2012 verslechterde de situatie voor veel  landen,  de oorlogen en aanvallen en het Midden-Oostenbeleid verergerde. Toen de Obama-regering een nieuwe “harde” anti-Iran lijn in de regio had aangenomen, om de Saudisch te verzekeren dat de VS zich steeds inzette voor  hun veiligheid (Saudisch). Dat harde beleid had niets te maken met de nucleaire capaciteiten van Iran, die kwamen meer dan een jaar later, het was alles voor Saudi Arabie en de olievoorraden.

Steun aan de Soenni (Saoedi-Arabië )bondgenoten werd gegeven om de Soenni-anti-Assad-krachten in Syrië te versterken. In 2014 gaf de Obama-administratie anti-tankraketen aan geselecteerde anti-Assad gewapende groepen.  Toen het Al-Nusra Front de groepen wilde coördineren, die de CIA in Idlib had geholpen met een jihadistische offensief om de controle over Idlib-provincie te pakken, heeft de regering van Obama dit voluit ondersteund.

Dus dubbel spel, enerzijds zeggen dat je Al-Queda bestrijd, maar eigenlijk help je Al-Queda, Al-Queda is gemaakt voor de VS, voor het bestrijden van de Russen in Afghanistan. Alles is een leugen van A tot Z.


Toen Saoedi-Arabië in maart 2015 naar Washington kwam met een plan om een ​​grote oorlog in Jemen tegen de Houthis en hun nieuwe bondgenoot, de voormalig president Ali Abdullah Saleh, te voeren, was de “Deep State – schaduwregering”  klaar om de Saudies het groene licht te geven. Een voorspelbaar gevolg van die beslissing was de opkomst van AQAP (Al-Queda groepen), die  voorheen als de voornaamste bedreiging van een terroristische aanval op de VS was ontstaan.


De grootste winnaar

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor the deep state

Zoals door de International Crisis Group gedocumenteerd is, is AQAP (Al- Queda Groepen) de grootste winnaar in de oorlog geweest, gebruik gemaakt van de ineenstorting van staten, in een open alliantie met de regering van Saoedi-Arabië en een grote toevloed van wapens gekregen van de VS, Saoedi-Arabië en Israël.

Maar de reden voor het verraad van  Amerikaanse terrorismebestrijding policy “Deep State”  zijn niet  de senior ambtenaren, die belast zijn met deze oorlog bureaucratieën en al-Qaeda willen bestrijden. Het is een ordinair machtsspel om olie, geld en pijpleidingen, waar de bevolking in oost, west, zuid en noord onder lijdt en dit lijden zal pas stoppen als de “Deep State” gevallen is!

De aardverschuiving van Trump, heeft alles met de “Deep State” te maken, hun macht gaat ver, eigenlijk beheersen zij een groot deel van de wereld, dus ook Trump en wij zijn de “poppetjes” die moeten luisteren en meedoen in de spiraal van het geweld!

Bron- Gareth Porter is een onafhankelijke onderzoekende journalist en winnaar van de Gellhorn-prijs voor 2012 voor journalistiek. Wikipedia, Middleasteye.

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The Actual Terrorists

Bron: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/08/11/the-actual-terrorists/

This is an article written by an Austrian, Klaus Madersbacher, who, somehow, was able to see through the heavy blanket of Amerian propaganda that suffocates the ability to think and to pereive throughout the entirety of Europe. He correctly undersands the Western destruction of Libya as a war crime. Germans were executed by the Nuremberg Tribunal for less.

Madersbacher is correct that Libya was a monstrous war crime committed by the Obama regime and Washington’s NATO puppets. However, Libya is a worse crime than the Nazis committed, as is Afghanistan, Iraq, Yeman, Somalia, and parts of Syria. The Germans never destroyed entire countries and murdered the leaderships. Life in Nazi-occupied France was not as pleasant as in unoccupied France, but it was far more pleasant than life today in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalis, Yemem, and part of Syria after America “brought democracy” to the countries.

Under the Nuremberg standard, the country (or countries) that originates war is the country that is responsible for the war crimes. The irony is that World War 2 was the responsibility of the British and French who started the war by declaring war on Germany. So under the Nuremberg standard it is Britian and France who are responsible for the war crimes.

Madersbacher believes, as I did prior to reading David Irving’s book, Nuremberg, that Robert Jackson, the chief prosecutor, succeeded in establishing the legal principle that it is a war crime to launch a war of aggression. In actual fact, the principle was not established. Irving points out that no other Tribunal was ever formed until the Clinton regime sent the Serbian president, Milosevic, to a tribunal that cleared Milosevic of the orchestrated charges.

Of course, as Madersbacher understands, for now Washington’s “might makes right” prevails, and no one is going to send the criminal regines of Clinton, George W. Bush, Obama, and Trump if he follows their path, to a War Crimes Tribunal. But if Washington one day is militarily defeated or suffers economic collapse that makes the US dependent on foreign support, Washington’s war criminals, who exceed in number Nazi war criminals, could be finally held accountable.

As Madersbacher writes, we await a Stalingrad 2.0 that paves the way to a Nuremberg 2.0.

The actual terrorists

Klaus Madersbacher, http://www.antikrieg.com

”Sometimes I ask myself about the value of a ‘culture’ which isn´t able to provide people with sufficient mental capacity to enable them to recognize if they are lied to as impudently as it is presently done by the media. It doesn´t need to be said that these are targeting the interests of the overwhelming majority of mankind.”

I wrote this in July 2011, when three big European nations of culture and civilization together with some smaller ones under the leadership of the cultural superpower bombed peaceful Libya into ruins and systematically devastated the whole country.

This is exactly the kind of crime the Nazi leaders have been hanged for. The crime against peace, which apparently only very few seem to know that it does exist at all. The crime against peace – “To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime, it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.” – the International Court at Nuremberg declared.

Simply said that means, that the party which initiates a war is responsible for all crimes committed in the context of this war.

In the next two paragraphs, Madersbacher is saying, I think, that countries called democracies are excluded as war criminals because a parliament or congress acting for the people fund the war. He disagrees, correctly in my opinion, from this excuse for criminality.

It´s not like that, that killing or hurting people in war is no crime, that the destruction of houses etc. is no crime, when carried out by means of high tech war machinery by armies financed by a budget decided by a parliament.

Even if such outstanding democratic institutions as the Congress of the United States of America, her Majesties´ Parliament or the German Bundestag authorize such activities, this wouldn´t change a fart of the fact that these are crimes.

As is generally known the Nazi leaders were hanged after World War II. During the war they and most of the people in their country didn´t think that such a fate was going to come upon them.

Today things are not very different. I´m not going to puzzle over who of the present political leaders likely will end being hanged, if the presently waged wars will be followed by a new Nuremberg Tribunal. It has, however, to be taken as a fact, that all the wars waged at present constitute crimes against peace. And they won´t last forever.

Those who have initiated these wars and still are waging them seemingly still are appearing somehow honourably in the western hemisphere, where their propaganda organ is drowning out any rationality and is trumpeting hymns of praise for the criminals.

Until a Stalingrad 2.0 will pave the way to a Nuremberg 2.0 we´ll have to live with the situation, that those who oppose this lunacy will be labeled as “terrorists” while the actual terrorists are moving around freely.

http://antikrieg.com/aktuell/2015_12_07_diewahren.htm

Syria: Escalation, Terrorism and Military Invasion. A Proxy War against Russia and Iran?

Bron: http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-escalation-terrorism-and-military-invasion-a-proxy-war-against-russia-and-iran/5523508