30-05-13

Latest News Syria: Bilderberg Conference

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Global Research, June 2, 2012

The presence of Syrian National Transitional Council head Bassma Kodmani at the 2012 Bilderberg conference clearly indicates that power brokers at the elite confab will be discussing the effort to topple President Bashar Al-Assad and install a NATO-friendly administration in the violence-stricken country.

Kodmani is the Head of Foreign Affairs with the SNC, a coalition of Syrian opposition groups based in Istanbul, Turkey. While at the Bilderberg meeting she will be in the company of the likes of former Secretary of State and accused war criminal Henry Kissinger, warhawk Richard Perle, and Thomas E. Donilon, National Security Advisor for the Obama White House.

Having overseen numerous wars during his tenure in the White House, Kissinger is a staunch advocate of so-called “humanitarian” interventions. Before last year’s toppling of Colonel Gaddafi, he advocated a U.S. ground invasion of Libya.

During last year’s Bilderberg conference in St. Moritz, Switzerland, members discussed expanding the war in Libya. Four months later, Gaddafi was killed and the country was under the control of NATO-backed rebels and the National Transitional Council of Libya.

Kodmani is a darling of the establishment, having written op-eds for the New York Times calling for the overthrow of Assad. In recent months her position has become increasingly hardline and pro-NATO intervention. In January she called for “greater militarization of local resistance or foreign intervention.” Kodmani has also called for Syria to form an alliance with Israel.

Hostility towards Syria from the international community has intensified in recent weeks, particularly after last weekend’s massacre in Houla which was blamed on Assad’s forces despite the fact that eyewitnesses in Houla said opposition rebels were responsible for the slaughter, which killed 108 people – mostly women and children.

On Thursday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Houla massacre will be used to build an international consensus for military intervention. “Every day that goes by makes the argument for it stronger,” she said while addressing Danish university students.

This followed U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice adopting a more hardline approach following a UN Security Council meeting. “Members of this Council and members of the international community are left with the option only of having to consider whether they are prepared to take actions outside of the Annan plan and the authority of this Council,” said Rice.

US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has repeatedly stated that Congressional authorization for a military assault on Syria will not be sought by the Obama administration, which considers NATO and the UN to be the supreme authority.

In June last year, President Obama arrogantly expressed his hostility to the rule of law when he dismissed the need to get congressional authorization to commit the United States to a military intervention in Libya, churlishly dismissing criticism and remarking, “I don’t even have to get to the Constitutional question.”

Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-regime-change-on-bilderberg-agenda/31210

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The next meeting of the Bilderberg group is to be held in England. The location is thought to be the Grove Hotel Watford from the 6th to the 9th of June.
These annual meetings are summits of the most wealthy, powerful and influential people in the world of politics, finance and business. The biggest mystery surrounding them is why the mainstream newspapers and broadcasters have chosen not to report on them since 1954. 

26-05-13

Monsanto: Agent Orange victims

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BA VI, VIETNAM: Handicapped orphans are fed by the medical staff at the Ba Vi orphanage. These young children represent the 3rd generation of Agent Orange victims more than 30 years after the war in Vietnam, where a battle is still being fought to help people suffering from the effects of the deadly chemical.

25-05-13

Internet giant Google

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Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo is feeling lucky. Belgium’s search for investment has paid off, with internet giant Google GOOG +3.14% expanding its Belgian data center, just outside Mons, where he was mayor until becoming PM. Google said it is investing €300 million in the expansion, and that the facility will be one of the most energy efficient data centers in the world, using around 50% less energy than typical data centers. “Google’s significant investment shows that Belgium is a key business destination, including for new technologies,” said Elio Di Rupo. “Although we’re going through difficult economic times, we keep attracting major investments from international companies.”

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On 3.14.2012, America’s Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google…

Security leaks leaves us open to terror

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We laughed heartily at MI5 losing the plans to its Thames House HQ and mocked them in general. “Not as bad as the police though,” said Dan, “because they’re all crooks mate.” I agreed and 18 March 2008 was turning into a happy day all round. It was good to talk to Dan again. His honesty about the corrupt System was refreshing.

We got down to the business of Paul Burrell and a chap on YouTube purporting to be him. I had been stringing the man along for information and to ascertain if he was genuinely Burrell. Whoever it was, he had a serious drink problem and  he visited my website http://www.news-alliance.com frequently from Florida, USA, where Burrell lived at the time.

The Sun had been after Burrell and finally nailed him with a covert camera in a New York Hotel room, admitting that he had lied for the Queen at the Diana Inquest in London. “Well, she’s the Queen,” said a drunk Burrell, unaware he was being recorded.

The Sun’s Emily Smith had telephoned me twice from New York and it seemed everyone wanted a piece of Burrell for lying to the Diana Inquest.

I agreed to work with Dan on flushing out the character behind the YouTube account and if it was no more than an impersonator, then expose that as the lesser option.

Dan complained on the telephone that there was considerable “white noise” on the line and indeed there was. He asked for a mobile number to call me back, which he did.

He asked if we could meet in London and I suggested the Garden Gate public house in Hampstead, just a few yards from where my uncle had lived until he died in March 2005. Digging into his Government Service, I had got to know Hampstead quite well.

We agreed on a meeting and all seemed well. Dan called again to say my website had been hacked offline again, and it had, and he opined, “you know who’s done that don’t you mate? MI5, because you’ve upset them with this Diana coverage on your website.”

It was entirely possible and MI5 has been in the hacking business for years… after all, that’s what spies do, gather information and disrupt the enemy. Coming from a so-called ‘subversive’ background, I was the ‘enemy of the State’ in question.

The next morning Dan called to say he couldn’t make the Hampstead meeting and that the Screws [NOTW] had lost interest in the story. I was concerned, having obtained my mobile phone number and some information, he was calling off.

This was not the same Dan Evans I knew at the Sunday Mirror. On the contrary, in just 3 years, he’d become a Murdoch creature, ruthless and cavalier.

I was not surprised that News International had corrupted yet another decent man but was deeply disappointed in Dan. He had betrayed himself, not me, he had sacrificed his integrity for ‘the story’.

The next thing, hey presto, Rob Jobson royal correspondent for the Screws had a story on Burrell and it became clear why I had been dropped. I telephoned Jobson to plug him about the story from Ron Cosgrove, based entirely on an affidavit, no real evidence to support his tales.

Naturally, I recorded every word Jobson said and we had a good laugh at the end about Burrell, Cosgrove and the whole sordid saga. I came out empty-handed as often happens in journalism but so what.

I resolved never to work with Dan again though. He had changed into a News Corp crook and I wanted nothing more to do with him. And rumours had been circulating for years about phone hacking and the ‘rogue reporter’ theory was beginning to take shape but not for long.

I knew Dan was heading for trouble and would soon be uncovered. The Guardian was breathing down the neck of News International but pulled its punches with a ‘Labour’ government in power.

It really wouldn’t do to allow the tidal wave of corruption to wash their Labour friends out of Whitehall; remember Operation Motorman and thousands of media crimes buried by New Labour…

I was tickled that now The Guardian was interested in press corruption, having refused to investigate it in 2005 when I spoke to the newsdesk… “not one for us,” they said and Sunday Times corruption remained concealed until I exposed it.

With Labour out of power in May 2010, the stage was set for the Hackgate firestorm but no one anticipated the terrifying ferocity of what was to come.

I kept a watching brief on Dan’s career and it was not long before he was outed for hacking the phones of Kelly Hoppen and Sienna Miller, amongst others that is…

He was suspended from the Screws and I decided to contact him, using the alternate email address he urged contacts to use. Why not use his NOTW email address instead of danmoves@hotmail.com

I had been exchanging emails with James Robinson at The Guardian about Evans to ascertain what was known. Robinson admitted he’d seen evidence to prove Evans was a ‘serial phone hacker’ and had targeted Sienna Miller and Kelly Hoppen.

The game was over for Dan, his career was dead as he’d known it and it was time to save himself. I owed him some advice in return for the help he’d given me in 2003.

I emailed him and advised him in strong terms to avoid prison and its harsh climate of revenge. I reminded him of the three principles: Backsides, corks and salvation.

I told him not to bite the bullet for Murdoch and the senior journos at the Screws and to come clean with the police about what had happened. I never used the term ‘supergrass’ but I did advise him to become a witness for the Crown and to betray his colleagues before they betrayed him. This was ‘night of the long knives’ episode two, after all.

“The pen is mightier than the sword.” Is it indeed?

Murdoch and the gang would not hesitate to throw junior employees to the wolves and why should Dan be sacrificed for the likes of Coulson, Brooks and Thurlbeck.

It’s now clear that my advice had some affect on Dan and I’m pleased it did because the journo-crooks on Fleet Street terrorised and destroyed the lives of thousands of victims for years, protected to the hilt by the corrupt police and the tame New Labour regime.

I openly admit to telling DC Richard Scott on Operation Weeting everything I knew about Dan Evans and gave him a voice recording and emails. This was not revenge, I was simply trying to engineer Dan into becoming a ‘grass’ or what the papers now call a ‘supergrass’.

Photo: MI5 secrets are blown – NOTW 16 March 2008

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23-05-13

The Military and Political Aspects of Euro-Atlantic Security

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May 23, 2013
 

Director of Russian Military Intelligence, Gen. Igor Sergun, warned against the dangers of the increasing number of terrorists who are fighting within the ranks of the armed opposition in Syria coming from Europe.

Sergun's warning came in his speech addressed to an international conference held Thursday in Moscow on "the Military and Political Aspects of Euro-Atlantic Security".

He cautioned that those terrorists "would come back to their countries having acquired a combat experience and would be able to use their experience in the European continent."

He pointed out that "The extremist groups in Syria risk the collapse of the state by continuing to impose their conditions in the issue of creating the state's regime."

He considered that those acts by the extremist groups indicate more chaos and risk the collapse of the state and increasing the number of the displaced in the neighboring countries.

H. Said

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2013/05/23/483801.htm

Brussels: Syrian 'crisis' - EU - Russian Diplomat

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May 23, 2013

The Head of the Russian Diplomatic Mission to the European Union, Vladimir Chizhov, stressed that talks on lifting arms embargo on "the Syrian opposition" is inappropriate at present time in light of the Russian-US initiative that calls for an international conference on Syria.

Chizhov told journalists in Moscow Thursday " the EU Council for Foreign Affairs should look into this issue on the 27th of the current month."

"According to our estimations, the majority of the EU states reject the abolishment of arms embargo," the Russian official said, adding that cancelling weapon prevention to one side only in view of the circumstances of the continuous crisis in Syria is a dangerous move.

"Sending more weapons to such places will never contribute to bringing peace," Chizhov said, pointing out that the "Syrian opposition" is a contradictory combination of different backgrounds.

He said that the "extremist groups control "the armed opposition," adding when they talk that weapons will not go to extremists, it seems very dangerous, as Russia will not accept such a stance.

The Russian official added that the EU has its particular systematic instructions on acting with regard to arms trade and military technology adopted in 1998 and was modified in 2008, clarifying that they stipulate for not sending weapons to areas of conflict where it may be used in the context of human rights violations.

He referred that the Syrian crisis will be one of the central issues to be tackled by the EU Summit due to be held in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg on 3rd and 4th of June.

Chizhov said that the EU will normally participate in Geneva meeting, as it participated in the last meeting, a matter that will not hinder the member states, particularly those permanent in the UN Security Council from participating in this meeting.

R. Milhem / Ghossoun

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2013/05/23/483733.htm

21-05-13

The ‘operational freedom of the Israel Air Force’ to bomb Syria (2)

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May 15, 2013

Netanyahu to Putin: ‘Your missile sales to Assad could trigger war’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly warned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that Moscow’s sale of a sophisticated missile defense system to President Bashar Assad ‘could push the Middle East into war’.

Netanyahu, who flew to meet Putin for emergency talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, told the Russian president that the S-300 ‘had no relevance to Assad’s civil-war battles against rebel groups, and urged Moscow not to deliver the systems’, Channel 2 reported on Wednesday night.

Lavrov said the weapons were to help Syria defend itself against air attacks.

At a brief joint press conference, the Russian president said that the only way to resolve the crisis was via “the soonest end to armed conflict and the beginning of political settlement.”

Source: http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-to-putin-your-miss...

The 'operational freedom of the Israel Air Force' to bomb Syria (1)

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As a reminder

November 2, 2010

‘IDF intelligence chief: Israel’s next war will see heavy casualties’

In farewell meeting at the Knesset, Gen. Amos Yadlin says next conflict will hit Israel far harder than recent wars in Lebanon and Gaza – and hints for first the time at Israeli involvement in a 2007 strike on a nuclear plant in Syria…

In a final meeting at the Knesset, outgoing Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin warned on Tuesday that Israel’s next war would be fought on several fronts – causing far heavier damage and casualties than other recent conflicts. A new war would be far deadlier than Israel’s last two, relatively short, conficts in Lebanon in 2006 and Gaza in 2008-9. Syria, particularly, posed a greated military obstacle to Israel than at any time in the past three decades, Yadlin said, having amassed advanced Russian-built antiaircraft missiles that seriously limited the operational freedom of the Israel Air Force. Yadlin also hinted at Israel’s involvement in attacking a Syrian nuclear facility in September 2007. That strike has been widely attributed to Israel, but the government has never officially taken responsibility for the operation. The veteran soldier, who turns 60 next year, told the committee that during his position as MI chief he had contended with two enemy nuclear programs – apparently a reference to Iran and Syria. Yadlin also warned of a growing threat from the Iranian nuclear program, saying Iran now had enough highly enriched uranium to build a bomb.

Source: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/idf-intelligence-chief-israel-s-next-war-will-see-heavy-casualties-1.322484

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Is Israel responsible for terrorist attacks in Syria ?

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May 21, 2013

A Syrian terrorist seriously injured in fighting across the border was treated in the Ziv hospital in northern Israel. Israel Radio said the man had been brought initially to an IDF field hospital by Israeli soldiers. It did not explain how Israeli forces reached the injured man.

Photo: February 21, 2013 - terrorist attack in Syria

 

Israel's war with Syria

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‘US, Turkey, Israel made strategic errors on assessments of Syria situation’

May 21, 2013

An Israeli website has said in an article that the US, Turkey, and Israel had made "strategic errors" on their assessments of the situation in Syria.



Mossad-connected DEBKAfile wrote that "Strategic errors, which may turn out to be irreversible, because they emanated from faulty assessments shared by Israel and the Obama administration of the strengths on the Syrian battlefield."

"To this day, the US, Israel and Turkey cling to the belief that Assad's days are numbered and refuse to recognize the steady advances made by the Syrian army in its counter-offensive for dislodging the rebels from land they captured in more than two years of combat," the article said.


DEBKAfile added that "the next stage of the Syrian war" would "evolve into a war of attrition against Israel waged from the Syrian Golan."

"At all events, the Syrian civil conflict appears poised ready to spill over to one or more of its neighbors, starting with Israel," it warned.

The article also acknowledged that the US and Israel had failed "to break up the Tehran-Damascus-Hezbollah alliance."

The report came as Tel Aviv has recently boosted military activities in the occupied Golan Heights, where clashes between Syrian forces and foreign-sponsored militants have spiked dramatically in recent weeks.

The Israeli military also has carried out three airstrikes against Syria so far this year.

This is while, the Syrian army is advancing on the foreign-militants in several battlefields across Syria.

The army has restored security in al-Qusayr in the central province of Homs, after taking back control of 50 percent of the city from foreign-backed militants.

Fierce battles are still going on in the city as the Syrian army continues its operations there, while large numbers of militants abandon their weapons and flee the city.

The Syrian army entered the strategic city from every front on Sunday following weeks of battle.

The Syrian army says it has also found Israeli-made rockets in a weapons cache seized from militants in Homs province.

Unrest erupted in Syria over two years ago. Many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

The Syrian government says that the chaos in the country is being orchestrated from outside, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said on May 18 that militants from 29 different countries were fighting against the government in different parts of the country.

DB/HN

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05/21/304603/us-turkey-...

Photo:The Israeli military has carried out three airstrikes against Syria so far this year.

Israel's war with Syria

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May 21, 2013

DAMASCUS, SANA - General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces said that our armed forces destroyed an Israeli vehicle entered from the occupied territories and crossed the cease-fire line towards the village of Bir Ajam.

"The village is located in the liberated area of Syrian territories where there are armed terrorist groups, " the General Command said in a statement issued Tuesday.

"Following that, the Israeli enemy fired two rockets from the occupied site of Tal al-Faras toward one of our sites in al-Zubaydiah village; no casualties reported, " the statement said.

It added that the aggression aims at raising the terrorist groups' collapsed moral due to the painful blows they received at the hands of our armed forces in more than one place, especially in al-Qsier area.

The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces said that the blatant aggression confirms again the involvement of the Zionist entity in the ongoing events in Syria and the direct coordination with the armed terrorist gangs.

The statement stressed that any breach or an attempt to violate the state sovereignty will be responded.

It stressed that whoever thinks that he is able to test our strength, alert and readiness to maintain our dignity and sovereignty is mistaken.

Ghossoun / http://sana.sy/eng/337/2013/05/21/483331.htm

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Nov. 2, 2010

‘IDF intelligence chief: Israel’s next war will see heavy casualties’

In farewell meeting at the Knesset, Gen. Amos Yadlin says next conflict will hit Israel far harder than recent wars in Lebanon and Gaza – and hints for first the time at Israeli involvement in a 2007 strike on a nuclear plant in Syria…

In a final meeting at the Knesset, outgoing Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin warned on Tuesday that Israel’s next war would be fought on several fronts – causing far heavier damage and casualties than other recent conflicts. A new war would be far deadlier than Israel’s last two, relatively short, conficts in Lebanon in 2006 and Gaza in 2008-9. Syria, particularly, posed a greated military obstacle to Israel than at any time in the past three decades, Yadlin said, having amassed advanced Russian-built antiaircraft missiles that seriously limited the operational freedom of the Israel Air Force. Yadlin also hinted at Israel’s involvement in attacking a Syrian nuclear facility in September 2007. That strike has been widely attributed to Israel, but the government has never officially taken responsibility for the operation. The veteran soldier, who turns 60 next year, told the committee that during his position as MI chief he had contended with two enemy nuclear programs – apparently a reference to Iran and Syria. Yadlin also warned of a growing threat from the Iranian nuclear program, saying Iran now had enough highly enriched uranium to build a bomb.

Source: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/idf-intelligence-chief-israel-s-next-war-will-see-heavy-casualties-1.322484


Syrian Army: News from the Syrian News Agency Sana

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May 21, 2013
 

PROVINCES, (SANA) - Units of the armed forces on Tuesday continued pursuing the armed terrorist groups in the farms surrounding al-Wa'ar area in Homs, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

An official source in the province told SANA reporter that the army discovered a field hospital and seized a big amount of medicine and medical equipment which were stolen from the public and private hospitals in Homs.

In al-Qseir, SANA reporter said that the army destroyed many terrorists' tunnels in the central and northern area of the city, killing scores of terrorists and destroying their weaponry and equipment.

Among the killed terrorists were Abdul-Wareth Ismael, Ibrahim Harba, Bilal Qarqwaz, Mohammad Ammar, Hilal Darweesh and Ammar al-Iter, terrorist Suhayb Khaled Ismael, a most dangerous terrorist, was seriously injured.

Dozens of explosive devices that were planted by terrorists in the houses and public institutions and on the roads were dismantled.

Units of the armed forces continued pursuing terrorists in the northern and southern areas in the city after the army restored security and safety to the eastern area, the stadium, parts of the western area and the area surrounding the municipality, the cultural center, the Church and the municipality roundabout and to al-Ghaita area.

Terrorists Infiltration Attempt from Lebanon Foiled

In another context, units of the armed forces foiled armed terrorist groups' infiltration attempts from Lebanon into Syria across several sites in al-Qseir countryside, inflecting heavy losses upon them.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the armed forces confronted armed terrorist groups tried to infiltrate from Lebanon across al-Sarhanieh, Hit and Bwiet to the Northern neighborhood in al-Qseir city, killing scores of terrorists, injuring others and destroying their vehicles.

Army Destroys Terrorists' Gatherings in Sirmin, Idleb Countryside

Units of the armed forces destroyed, in a qualitative operation, terrorists' gatherings in Sirmin city in Idleb countryside with all the weapons and ammunition inside them.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the operation resulted in destroying a warehouse for the terrorists' weapons, ammunitions and vehicles, killing a number of terrorists and injuring others.

The source added that the engineering units dismantled 3 explosive devices planted by terrorists near the Youth Camp, each one weighs 100 kg linked with a remote control device. The units also dismantled 2 anti-personnel landmines.

Jabhat-al-Nusra-Linked Terrorists Eliminated in Daraa

In Daraa countryside, an official source said that units of the armed forces carried out a qualitative operation against Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists' hideouts in Busr al-Harir town.

The operation resulted in the killing of a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons and vehicles.

English Bulletin

http://sana.sy/eng/337/2013/05/21/483379.htm