Let Syrians in occupied Golan visit their relatives in homeland !

Oct 31, 2013


Geneva, (SANA) – Syria has stressed that the report submitted by the Israeli occupation authorities to the UN Human Rights Council included lies and fallacies in an attempt by the occupation authorities to improve their black image before the world.

Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Fayssal al-Hamwi, said during a session held to discuss the Israeli report, “Today, the Council has a report submitted by one of the entities which have supported terrorism the most,” reminding of Israel’s hostile history since it was founded.

Al-Hamwi, demanded the occupation authorities fully cooperate with the UN and immediately and unconditionally allow the investigation committee into the Israeli practices which affect human rights to visit the occupied Syrian Golan and let the Syrian citizens in the Golan to visit their relatives in the homeland through al-Quneitra crossing point.

He also demanded the occupation authorities respect their duties and commitments to preserve the natural resources of the occupied Syrian Golan.        


Latest News Syria: Syria destroyed chemical weapons production

Oct 31, 2013


The Hague/Beijing (SANA) - Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Thursday said that Syria has destroyed all production and mixing equipment of the declared chemical weapons facilities within the time limit set for eliminating the chemical weapons.

OPWC teams inspected 21 sites out of 23 of chemical weapons sites all over the country, the organization said in a document seen by Reuters.

The Organization clarified that the other two sites cannot be checked but their equipment were transferred into other sites where they were inspected.

OPWC said it made sure that production, mixing and filling facilities and equipment of the 23 announced sites were destroyed.

Last week, the organization stressed that Syria was committed to the time limit set for getting rid of the chemical weapons.

In Washington, the U.S. expressed confidence in the possibility of respecting the specified time limits to eliminate the chemical weapons in Syria, which means in June 2014, said Thomas Countryman, the Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation. 

United Nations:  OPCW-UN Joint mission  coordinates efforts with Russia

The UN Secretary General’s Spokesperson, Martin Nesirky, said on Thursday that the coordinator of the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ( OPCW)-UN mission to Syria, Sigrid Kaag, intends to coordinate efforts with Russia to eliminate the Syrian chemical weapons.

Russia Today website quoted Nesirky as saying in a statement that the aim of Kaag visit to Moscow is to coordinate the efforts with Russia, an important country that has large experience in eliminating  chemical weapons.

In a statement last week, Kaag affirmed that the Syrian government is completely cooperating with the experts’ team,  appreciating the Syrian government and people for this cooperation.

Chinese experts will participate in OPCW mission in Syria

In the same context, Chinese Defense Ministry announced Thursday that two Chinese army experts will participate in the mission of destroying the chemical weapons in Syria.

The Ministry’s spokesman Yang Yujun said the Ministry will send two Chinese experts to the headquarters of the OPCW upon the latter’s invitation, who will then head to Syria to join the mission.

Quoted by the Chinese Xinhua news agency, Yang noted that the Chinese army will provide assistance to the mission within its capabilities and that this assistance will be subject to the arrangements set by the Chinese government.

English Bulletin

British spring: censorship about spying

National High Five Day

British government moves to censor media coverage of spying operations

21 June 2013

The Guardian reported June 17 that UK Defence officials issued a confidential D-Notice (Defence Advisory Notice) June 7 to the BBC and other media organisations.

D-Notices are official requests to news editors not to publish or broadcast items on specified subjects on the grounds of “national security”. They are issued by the Defence, Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee, which operates between government departments dealing with intelligence and national security, and the media.

The D-Notice was issued the day after the Guardian had exposed, based on leaks provided by former US National Security Agency (NSA) sub-contractor Edward Snowden, vast and systematic police-state surveillance conducted under the Obama administration by the NSA. Its purpose was to censor any further coverage.

The order is marked, “Private and Confidential: Not for publication, broadcast or use on social media” and reads: “There have been a number of articles recently in connection with some of the ways in which the UK Intelligence Services obtain information from foreign sources.

“Although none of these recent articles has contravened any of the guidelines contained within the Defence Advisory Notice System, the intelligence services are concerned that further developments of this same theme may begin to jeopardize both national security and possibly UK personnel.”

The same day that the Guardian revealed the existence of the D-Notice, and the G8 summit of world leaders opened in Northern Ireland, the newspaper broke a five-page story based on further documents made available by Snowden. It catalogued the way that the British government, through its Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) spy centre, had mounted an intensive spying operation on foreign politicians attending two G20 summit meetings in London in 2009.

It should be noted that the Guardian did not reveal the D-Notice’s existence until it had been in operation for 10 days and first made public on the British politics blog “Guido Fawkes.”

The Guardian claims “it is not clear what impact the warning has had on media coverage of Snowden’s revelations relating to British intelligence.” However, no other national newspaper has commented on the issuing of the D-Notice and Foreign Secretary William Hague, the minister responsible for GCHQ, was not asked about the Guardian ’s claims about the UK governments’ spying when he appeared on BBC radio’s flagship “Today” programme on the morning the article was published. A short item on the story appeared at the end of the “Today” programme but there has been no further mention, indicating that the BBC is fully on board with the D-Notice.

The Guardian ’s UK spying operation story was ignored by most national newspapers, including the Times and the Financial Times, in their coverage of the G8 summit. Others gave it scant attention. The Independent and the Daily Telegraph published short, almost identical articles, which sought to brush the story under the carpet. The Daily Telegraph merely noted that it had “the potential to embarrass the Prime Minister [David Cameron] as he hosts leaders from the world’s most powerful countries at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland”. It has since completely dropped the story.

Commenting on the failure to follow up the Guardian ’s story, Dominic Ponsford, the editor of Press Gazette, a magazine and web site for UK journalists, pointed to the anti-democratic basis of the D-Notice system, which has five separate, all-embracing standing notices in place ready to enforce.

Ponsford stated, “My understanding is that Monday’s Guardian coverage is seen as being in breach of DA Notice 5 [known as United Kingdom Security & Intelligence Services & Special Services]. This requests that editors seek advice from the DA Notice Committee secretary before publishing details of: ‘specific covert operations, sources and methods of the Security Service, SIS and GCHQ, Defence Intelligence Units, Special Forces and those involved with them, the application of those methods, including the interception of communications, and their targets; the same applies to those engaged on counter-terrorist operations’”

Whilst the overwhelming majority of the media have complied with the D-Notice and remain silent, the right-wing Daily Mail has launched an open attack on the Guardian and its exposures using explicitly anti-democratic and authoritarian arguments.

In an article published June 18 with the headline, “Shock horror! Britain spies on other nations”, columnist Stephen Glover writes, “Five pages of The Guardian newspaper were yesterday given over to what was presented as one of the most outrageous scandals of modern times. Horror of horrors, Britain has allegedly been bugging other governments.

“Whatever The Guardian, with its head in the clouds, may believe, the British government has an obligation to protect this country’s strategic and economic interests in a world in which foreign governments are ruthlessly pursuing theirs.”

Glover continued, “If our security services weren’t trying to find out the private thoughts of other key governments before important international meetings, they would be failing in their duty.”

Enthusing over the BBC’s silence over the reports, Glover wrote, “Even the BBC, which normally treats The Guardian as its house journal and guiding star, has so far not followed up the paper’s latest overblown revelations with as much enthusiasm as might have been expected.”

Glover concluded his piece by declaring that the interests of the British ruling class were all-important and were being directly threatened by the Guardian ’s exposures. “Don’t imagine the paper is being naïve: it is far too sophisticated for that. Treachery is too strong a word, but it is impossible to find any decent motive for what The Guardian has done. These supposedly world-shattering revelations were intended to damage the British government at the beginning of a crucial summit.”

A D-Notice was also served on the UK media in November 2010, two days prior to WikiLeaks beginning publication of 251,287 leaked US embassy cables. The cables exposed the real state of international relations, the undercover criminal activities of the US and other governments.

That D-Notice stated, “aspects of national security might be put at risk if a major UK media news outlet brought such information into obvious public prominence through its general publication or broadcast.” It asked editors to seek “advice before publishing or broadcasting any information drawn from these latest WikiLeaks’ disclosures” and warned of the “potential consequential effects of disclosing information which would put at risk the safety and security of Britons working or living in volatile regions where such publicity might trigger violent local reactions, for example Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.”

The message was clear. The press were under orders not to say or do anything to jeopardise the illegal and criminal wars of aggression in which the UK was involved.

As well as the draconian D-Notice’s preventing the publication of stories deemed detrimental to the “national interest”, the British ruling elite presides over a legal system that includes “super-injunctions” that allow wealthy individuals to do the same without anyone knowing of it. Britain also has some of the most punitive libel legislation in the world. What is being defended by such means is the “right” of the ruling class to conceal their illegal and criminal practises from the population.

In the UK as in the US, the mainstream media as a whole is playing its assigned role. The response of media outlets to the June 17 D-Notice is ample proof that rather than exposing government criminality, their own self-censorship serves to abet this criminality.





U.S. refuses to compensate victims of chemical weapons in Vietnam

Vietnam dioxin

From 1961 to 1971, approximately 19 million gallons of chemical agents including Agent Orange, were sprayed over the southern region of Vietnam. Much of it was contaminated with dioxin, a deadly chemical. Dioxin causes various forms of cancers, reproductive illnesses, immune deficiencies, endocrine deficiencies, nervous system damage, and physical and developmental disabilities.

So while the US government is attempting to “police the world” in search of chemical weapons, it is important to remember the long history that they have of using these weapons themselves.

US Government refuses to compensate victims of chemical weapons in Vietnam.

U.S. military intelligence and chemical weapons


United States support for Iraq during the Iran–Iraq War, against post-revolutionary Iran, included several billion dollars worth of economic aid, the sale of dual-use technology, non-U.S. origin weaponry, military intelligence, Special Operations training, and direct involvement in warfare against Iran.

Support from the U.S. for Iraq was not a secret and was frequently discussed in open session of the Senate and House of Representatives. On June 9, 1992, Ted Koppel reported on ABC's Nightline, "It is becoming increasingly clear that George Bush, operating largely behind the scenes throughout the 1980s, initiated and supported much of the financing, intelligence, and military help that built Saddam's Iraq into the power it became", and "Reagan/Bush administrations permitted—and frequently encouraged—the flow of money, agricultural credits, dual-use technology, chemicals, and weapons to Iraq."

Photo: 1980s. Carlos Cardoen, arms dealer to Iraq and former friend of the U.S. government, meets with former Iraqi Leader Saddam Hussein.

Israel used Chemical weapons

Mass spectrometry analysis conducted by the New Weapons Research Group (NWRG) found aluminium, titanium, strontium, barium, cobalt and mercury in biopsies taken from white phosphorus wounds at Shifaa Hospital, Gaza. (Aluminium, barium and mercury have potential for lethal and intoxicating effects; aluminium and mercury can cause chronic pathologies over time; mercury is carcinogenic for humans; cobalt can cause mutations; and aluminium is fetotoxic, i.e. injurious to foetuses.)

White phosphorus bombs are built with alternating sectors of white phosphorus and aluminium. Analysis by NWRC of the powder from a shell near Al-Wafa Hospital in Gaza also found high levels of molybdenum, tungsten and mercury. Tungsten and mercury are carcinogenic, while molybdenum is toxic to sperms.

In a report appropriately entitled “Gaza Strip, soil has been contaminated due to bombings: population in danger”, NWRG also conducted analyses of two craters caused by bombs in 2006 and two others by bombs in 2009. In the 2006 craters they identified tungsten, mercury and molybdenum, while in the 2009 craters at Tufah they discovered molybdenum, cadmium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, copper and zinc. Cadmium and some nickel and manganese compounds are carcinogenic.

NWRG has further conducted research of hair samples from 95 children resident in heavily bombed areas of Gaza. Again using mass spectrometry the study identified the carcinogenic or toxic metals chromium, cadmium, cobalt, tungsten and uranium. One wounded individual also had unusually high levels of lead. The study found the results alarming and considered the levels could be pathogenic in situations of chronic exposure.


The first female prisoner of Unit 731 is a victim of the phosphorus burn wound experiments conducted by microbiologist Shiro Ishii

A victim of the phosphorus burn wound experiments conducted by microbiologist Shiro Ishii 


Empire américain: Le réarmement de l'Allemagne nazie...

Ford, General Motors et le Troisième Reich : une collaboration “hautement profitable”

Il y a près de soixante ans, les GIs américains qui se battaient en Europe contre les troupes d'Hitler eurent la surprise de découvrir que les militaires allemands conduisaient des camions Ford. S'ils avaient porté leurs regards vers le ciel, ils auraient pu voir voler les avions nazis construits par Opel, une filiale de General Motors (GM). En 1939, les filières allemandes de General Motors et Ford approvisionnaient 70% du marché allemand de voitures. Les filiales allemandes de ces deux géants de l'automobile ont aussi fabriqué du matériel militaire pour les armées de l'Etat fasciste. Des recherches historiques ont établi que certains des dirigeants de ces deux firmes collaborèrent à la conversion en industries militaires des usines Ford et GM d'Allemagne et des zones occupées de France et de Pologne.

Un chercheur, Bradford Snell, a comparé l'importance relative, pour les fascistes allemands, de la Suisse — qui a facilité les activités financières des nazis durant la seconde guerre mondiale — avec celle de GM. Snell écrit : "La Suisse était juste une caisse de dépôt pour l'argent des pillages. Par contre, GM faisait partie intégrante de l'effort de guerre allemand. Les Allemands auraient pu envahir la Pologne et la Russie sans la Suisse. Ils n'auraient pu en faire autant sans GM".

Au sujet des rapports entre Ford et les Nazis, l'historienne Miriam Kleinman écrit : "Quand vous pensez à Ford, vous pensez au baseball ou aux donuts. Vous ne pensez pas au portrait d'Henry Ford qu'Hitler avait accroché dans son bureau." De fait, les rapports entre Henry Ford et le dictateur allemand sont antérieurs à la prise de pouvoir par les Nazis, en 1933. Parmi les anti-sémites, Henry Ford s'est distingué en publiant de nombreuses calomnies contre le peuple juif dans un journal qui lui appartenait. Si bien qu'en 1931, Hitler disait, dans le Detroit News : "Je considère Henry Ford comme une inspiration." L'admiration était apparemment réciproque. En juillet 1938, Henry Ford acceptait une médaille du gouvernement allemand, la plus grande récompense qui pouvait être remise à un étranger par les Nazis. Un mois plus tard, James Mooney, un haut dirigeant de GM, recevait également une médaille du gouvernement allemand "pour les grands services rendus au Reich." L'écrivain anglais Charles Higham cite ces paroles de Mooney, en 1940 : "Hitler est dans le vrai, et je ne ferai rien qui puisse le contrarier."

A la fin de la guerre, Henry Schneider, un enquêteur de l'armée américaine, qualifiait la filiale allemande de Ford d'"arsenal du nazisme, du moins pour les véhicules militaires". D'après Schneider, ce dispositif avait l'approbation des dirigeants de Ford, aux USA. La reconnaissance des Nazis pour Ford et GM était bien fondée : les camions "Blitz", produits dans une usine construite par GM à Berlin, étaient une composante majeure de la "Blitzkrieg", l'agression allemande contre ses pays voisins : la Pologne, l'URSS et la France. Opel, la filiale allemande de GM, et Ford-Allemagne étaient les deux premiers constructeurs de camions pour les forces militaires allemandes.

La relation mutuellement avantageuse entre les deux géants américains de l'automobile et l'Etat fasciste dépassait largement le cadre du commerce de camions. Schneider affirme que Ford livrait aux Allemands de grandes quantités de caoutchouc, une matière vitale pour assurer la mobilité des armées fascistes. L'écrivain Snell accuse GM d'avoir fourni au régime nazi la technologie nécessaire pour produire du carburant synthétique. Snell dit avoir été informé par le chef des armées nazies Albert Speer que, sans cette technologie, Hitler "n'aurait jamais songé à envahir la Pologne." Le déchaînement de la guerre en 1939 n’a donc pas du surprendre GM ou Ford; ces deux firmes qui ont rivalisé pour le marché allemand depuis les années 1920.

Dans les six années précédant la seconde guerre mondiale, les Nazis s’étaient attribué le devoir de persécuter les ennemies du fascisme en Allemagne, notamment les communistes, les sociaux démocrates et les juifs. En amorçant la guerre, l’état Hitlérien visait simplement ses ennemis extérieurs, les peuples Européens. L'assaut allemand contre la Pologne, en 1939, qui opposa les tanks allemands à la cavalerie polonaise, n'a pas mis fin à l'étroite coopération entre les filiales allemandes de Ford et de GM et l'Etat fasciste. Quelques semaines après l'invasion de la Tchécoslovaquie par l'armée nazie, en 1939, Alfred P.Sloan, le patron de GM, remarquait que la production et les ventes de GM en Allemagne étaient "hautement profitables." James Mooney, qui dirigeait les filiales européennes étrangères de GM, eut des entretiens avec Hitler deux semaines après l'invasion de la Pologne, à la suite de quoi les filiales allemandes de GM continuèrent de fabriquer du matériel de guerre pour l'armée nazie.

Le chercheur Charles Higham soutient que les filiales de Ford qui se trouvaient dans la France occupée par les Allemands continuèrent de produire des camions pour l'armée nazie après 1941, et que Ford ouvrit une autre filiale en Algérie, pour fournir au Général Rommel des camions et des voitures blindées. En avril 1943, le secrétaire américain au trésor Henry Morgenthau estimait que la production de la filiale française de Ford était "au seul profit de l'Allemagne", qui avait "clairement démontré sa volonté de protéger les intérêts de Ford."



L'empire americain

Les élites politiques à Tokyo sont de plus en plus enclines à utiliser une image déformée de la Chine pour soutenir leurs projets politiques et militaires. Suite à une série de propos provocateurs énoncés par le Premier ministre japonais Shinzo Abe, le ministre japonais de la Défense Itsunori Onodera a versé de l'huile sur le feu mardi, affirmant que Beijing a "mis en péril la paix" en raison de ses "intrusions" près des îles Diaoyu. "Dans une interview accordée vendredi dernier à un quotidien américain, M. Abe a refait le même tour de passe-passe en se créant un faux ennemi, laissant entendre que la Chine pourrait avoir recours à la force pour changer le statu quo de la région et briser sa promesse de poursuite de développement pacifique. Concernant la question des îles Diaoyu, qui constituent une partie inhérente du territoire chinois, c'est le Japon qui cherche à ébranler le statu quo régional. Tokyo s'est engagé en farce à acheter les îles chinoises de mains privées l'année dernière, suscitant des frictions entre les deux plus grandes économies asiatiques. S'il y a un pays d'Asie de l'Est qui cherche à renforcer sa puissance militaire, c'est bien le Japon. Le gouvernement de droite de M. Abe est allé plus loin cette année avec un projet visant à réviser la constitution pacifiste de l'après-guerre. La démarche, qui permettrait au Japon de développer une armée à part entière, a mis ses voisins en état d'alerte en raison de souvenirs amers de l'agression japonaise pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. En outre, des membres du cabinet japonais ont effrontément visité le célèbre sanctuaire de Yasukuni, qui honore 14 criminels de guerre de classe A. Il s'agit d'un acte brutal défiant l'ordre international d'après-guerre. Le Japon a imputé les tensions régionales à la Chine, mais a apparemment fait la sourde oreille aux messages répétés de la nouvelle direction de Chine que le pays s'en tiendra toujours à la voie pacifique de développement.

Lire plus sur :  http://www.chine-informations.com/actualite/renforcement-...


L'Empire américain

At 2007 prices, 1998 military spending was $364.35bn. 2008’s is approximately $643.9bn

Le contrôle des activités humaines, économiques, sociales et politiques mondiales est assuré de plus en plus par les États-Unis d’Amérique (USA) dont la volonté de domination s’exprime dans une stratégie d’interventions directes et indirectes continues pour orienter la conduite des affaires mondiales en fonction de leurs propres intérêts. Le Rapport Global 2000 publié en 1980 présentait l’état du monde en faisant état des menaces qui pourraient peser sur ces intérêts. 20 ans plus tard, les Étatsuniens, pour justifier, dans le contexte de leur propre sécurité, leurs interventions sous toutes les latitudes, montent la plus grande supercherie que l’on puisse imaginer, «une guerre mondiale contre le terrorisme» ou, en d’autres mots, une guerre contre ceux ou celles qui osent ne pas vouloir être ou devenir leurs esclaves.

Surveillance de l’OTAN, l’International Network for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases,etc.) révèlent que les Étatsuniens possèdent ou occupent entre 700 et 800 bases militaires dans le monde.

Les dépenses militaires des USA sont passées de 404 à 626 milliards de dollars – valeur équivalente du dollar de 2007 (données du «Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation» de Washington) entre 2001 et 2007 et devraient dépasser les 640 milliards en 2008 (figure 1 et http://www.armscontrolcenter.org/archives/002244.php ). Elles correspondaient en 2006 à 3,7% du PIB et à $935.64 per capita.


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U.S. supports al-Qaeda in Syria

US indirectly supports al-Qaeda in Syria: Franklin Lamb

Press TV has conducted an interview with Franklin Lamb, international lawyer, about French paper Le Figaro saying after Saudi Arabia, the US is second in line to lead al-Qaeda forces fighting against the Syrian government.

What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.

Press TV: Let’s jump right in. Give us your opinion on the revelations by the French newspaper. 

Lamb: Well I think they are credible. I think they are widely believed and have been over the past nearly one year as more and more similar reports and evidences surface. 

So I think that even if we accept that Turkey and Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and I think we must, are overtly supporting al-Qaeda and the terrorist groups, I think the West is doing it indirectly maybe sub-rosa, maybe not totally comfortable with it but the combination of both forces means that the al-Qaeda has enormous fire power and enormous encouragement to expand its operations because of the funding from the West and the [Persian] Gulf.

Press TV: And how do you perceive the level and the extent of the involvement of those regional parties as revealed by Le Figaro, as you mentioned we have got Qatar, Turkey, of course Saudi Arabia and even former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's name has come up? 

Lamb: Well I think in an operation like this if they are in for an inch, they are in for a mile. There is no such thing as a penny operation here it is going to be substantial and we see that consistently. 

Remember Libya; it was going to be a little operation. That was an all-out war. So I think history teaches us very clearly that they are going to have massive, massive arms in order to “achieve their victory”. 

So I think it is going to increase unless a stop is put to it. 



'Latest News Syria': Google


As a reminder:  Google Alert – latest news Syria SANA – May 30, 2013

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Syria’s Bashar Assad is vague on whether Russian S-300 missiles have been 
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Photos: Obama and Google. On 3.14.2012, America’s Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google. This is why the Google posts about Syria are focused on U.S. politics.


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