December 11, 2013
Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The ongoing struggle within the ranks of Syria’s rebels escalated this week as the Free Syrian Army (FSA) accused the newly formed Islamic Front of carrying out a raid on its bases and warehouses near the Turkish border.
In exclusive comments to Asharq Al-Awsat, a senior FSA Supreme Military Council official speaking anonymously accused the Islamic Front, a new coalition comprised of seven major Islamist rebel groups fighting in Syria, of carrying out a “complete coup” against the FSA’s Chiefs of Staff, headed by General Salim Idris.
“The FSA warehouses are now empty after they were occupied and their contents were stolen, including Salim Idris’s own office,” the FSA officer said. He claimed that Commander Abu Al-Nur of Ahrar Al-Sham led the operation.
He said that the Islamic Front raided a total of ten warehouses belonging to the Western-backed umbrella group and seized a significant arsenal of weaponry, including 2,000 AK-47 rifles, 1,000 assorted arms—including M79 Osa rocket launchers, rocket-propelled grenades, and 14.5mm heavy machine guns—in addition to more than 200 tons of ammunition. At least 100 FSA military vehicles were also taken in the attack.
He said: “After the Islamic Front leaders failed to control the FSA chiefs of staff at meetings in Istanbul last month, they are now carrying out a coup against the FSA on the ground.”
He added that “120 million US dollars in humanitarian assistance was expected to reach the Syrian people, but this was frozen due to the Islamic Front attack.”
Photo: European Parliament (Brussels) where Guy Verhofstadt, MEP and President of ALDE Group, was pleading on a very fanatic way for weapon deliveries to the so called ‘Free Syrian Army’ and its 'rebels'.
Verhofstadt who wants a NATO intervention in Syria, is a board member of the Brussels-based, Brussels-quoted Sofina holding (petroleum gas and oil platforms). The Belgian industrialist Viscount Etienne Davignon is Honorary Director of Sofina.
August 9, 2013 - Al-Nusra militants kill top Free Syrian Army commander:
November 7, 2013 – Syria: Saudi Arabia to spend millions to train new rebel force:
December 12, 2013 – Why Is Saudi Arabia Buying 15,000 U.S. Anti-Tank Missiles for a War It Will Never Fight
December 18, 2013 – Ambassador: Saudi Ready to Act ‘With or Without’ West:
December 21, 2013 - U.S. blocking Iranian role in Syrian peace talks next month - Thirty countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Kuwait, have been invited to participate in the opening session of the peace conference...
Dec 12, 2013
Damascus - A number of terrorists were killed, others injured and their criminal vehicles and tools were destroyed in the continued large-scale military operations targeting their gatherings and hideouts in all Syrian cities.
Mortar attack in Damascus causes material damage
Two mortar shells fired by terrorists hit citizens' houses near Al-Jahez Park in Abu Remmaneh neighborhood in Damascus.
A source at the Police Command said the terrorist attack caused material damage to a number of houses and cars parked nearby, causing no casualties.
Army units kill terrorists in Deir Ezzor
Army units repelled an armed terrorist group, the majority of whose members are from non-Syrian nationalities who tried to attack two military checkpoints in Ayyash area in Deir Ezzor western countryside and on Deir Ezzor-Palmyra road.
An official source told SANA that vehicles for terrorists, with the weapons and ammunition inside have been destroyed, indicating that all the killed terrorists were affiliated to ISIS, al-Fatihoun min Ard al-Sham, and Ahrar al-Sham Movement.
The source added that army units destroyed concentrations for terrorist affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra in al-Hwaika neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city, killing and wounding all the terrorists there.
Several terrorist groups' leaders killed in Lattakia
An army unit carried out a special concentrated operation in which it killed all members of an armed terrorist group affiliated to the so-called The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in the town of Salma in the northern countryside of Lattakia, said a military source.
The source told SANA that the operation also resulted in destroying 16 cars belonging to the terrorists which were loaded with ammunition and weapons, including heavy machine guns.
Among the killed terrorists were a leader from the ISIS who is nicknamed "Abo Suhaib" from Libya and another leader from the so-called "Al-Muhajereen Battalions" who is nicknamed "Abo Mariam" from Chechnya, in addition to Abo al-Habib Bin Mabrouk and his son Osama from the so-called "Ahl al-Nusra" group.
Terrorists Omar al-Hajj Mohammad, Othman al-Sukhteh and Saeed Mohammad Oqleh were also identified among the dead.
Read more at: http://184.108.40.206/eng/337/2013/12/12/517267.htm
Photo: Minister of State Hillary Clinton and members of the Saudi government. The US is delivering for billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia which are used in the war against the Syrian government
Atomium threatened by Syria fighters?
11/12/2013 - Colin Clapson
A video has surfaced on the internet that airs threats of bloody attacks against targets in Belgium. The video was posted on Brian De Mulder's YouTube account. Brian is a young man from Antwerp who has gone to Syria to take part in the armed uprising against the Assad regime.
At this point, it's still unclear whether the fighter posted the video himself. He is said to be in the city of Aleppo in northern Syria, where the rebels have clashed with government troops.
One of the sites named as a potential target for a murderous outrage is the Atomium, a Brussels landmark.
The text reads: "Bombs are falling. Atomium, I hear a bang. Body parts everywhere!"
The video includes threats against the Belgian Defence Minister Pieter De Crem and the right wing Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders: "De Crem, Wilders, the traitors are falling, watch out for cars loaded with explosives."
The video has meanwhile been removed from the video sharing website, but you can still see part of it in the Dutch language report below aired on VRT television.
The anti-terrorism unit operated by Belgian police is taking the threat seriously. Intelligence experts are currently examinig the message.
October 31, 2013 - Belgium the First European Country Threatened by Terrorists it Sponsored in Syria:
December 3, 2013 - Sharp rise in Europeans fighting in Syria:
US’s chemical weapons stockpile is three times more than that of Syria
Three decades after the United States started destroying its own chemical weapons, the nation’s stockpile stands at more than 3,000 tons — about three times what the U.S. now says Syrian President Bashar Assad controls.
A total of 20 million gallons of dioxin-containing herbicide was sprayed by U.S. aircraft on at least 10 percent of what was once South Vietnam over 3.6 million acres, much of it populated, even heavily populated.
Photo: Agent Orange victims Vietnam
Generation Orange: Heartbreaking portraits of Vietnamese children suffering from devastating effects of toxic herbicide sprayed by US Army 40 years ago.
The 35th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, Cuba, from December 5 to 15th, 2013, promotes and awards those works whose significance and artistic values contribute to enrich and reaffirm the Latin American and Caribbean cultural identity.
The 1st International Festival of New Latin American Cinema took place on December 3, 1979, in Havana. On that occasion, the event hosted over 600 filmmakers from Latin America and had jury presidents Gabriel García Márquez (Fiction) and Santiago Álvarez (Documentaries and Cartoons). Grand Prize Winners were Geraldo Sarno Coral (Colonel Delmiro Gouveia, Brazil) and Sergio Giral (Maluala, Cuba), in Fiction, Patricio Guzmán (The Battle of Chile: the struggle of a people without weapons, Chile), Documentary, and Juan Padrón (Elpidio Valdés, Cuba) in Animation.
Chuck Hagel announced during the weekend forum that the US has no intention of scaling back its military presence (read: arms sales) in the Persian Gulf despite the recent diplomatic detente with Iran. «Diplomacy, must be backed up with military power,» Hagel told delegates. The Pentagon chief also disclosed that the US was going ahead with the sale of 15,000 anti-tank missiles to Saudi Arabia worth $1 billion. These missiles will probably end up in the hands of Al Qaeda militants waging a war of terror against Syria for the Western-backed objective of regime change in that country. Ironically, and ludicrously, the British Foreign Secretary William Hague warned delegates that «extremists» operating in Syria (with the covert support of the US, Britain and Saudi Arabia among others) present a grave security threat to the Middle East region and Europe.”
CHUCK HAGEL IS A MAN OF DEUTSCHE BANK.
chuck hagel ” serves on the board of directors of Chevron Corporation, Deutsche Bank’s Americas Advisory Board, …..”
ALSO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS CONTROLLED BY DEUTSCHE BANK.
WHO CONTROLS DEUTSCHE BANK ?
WE CAN NOTICE RELATIONS AMONG LORD JACOB ROTHSCHILD AND DEUTSCHE BANK.
DAVID HAYSEY ” HEAD OF PUBLIC EQUITIES AT RIT CAPITAL PARTNERS ” AND IN THE PAST ” DIRECTOR AT J ROTHSCHILD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT ” HAS BEEN ” MANAGING DIRECTOR AT DEUTSCHE BANK ”
THERE ARE ALSO LINKS AMONG EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD AND DEUTSCHE BANK.
VERNON JORDAN, THE BIG FRIEND OF EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD AND OF HIS WIFE LYNN DE ROTHSCHILD, HAS BEEN A DIRECTOR OF DEUTSCHE BANK.
DEUTSCHE BANK IS CONNECTED ALSO WITH THE EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD OWNED BY BENJAMIN DE ROTHSCHILD
AND BY HIS WIFE ARIANE DE ROTHSCHILD
” Benjamin de Rothschild, only son of the late Edmond de Rothschild, was a classic case of great expectations gone astray. Despite being groomed for greatness from a young age, as a teenager he skipped university and instead headed for Los Angeles with dreams of being a film producer. In LA he started taking drugs, and ended up on heroin. Meanwhile, he failed to make it into Hollywood’s charmed circle and bombed as a film-maker. ”
Saudi Arabia receives just $9,000 in foreign aid from the US a year, though the US does sell it a lot of military hardware. In 2010, the US made the largest arms sale in its history, selling $60 billion’s worth of jets and attack helicopters to the Arab kingdom. Saudi Arabia is also a major exporter of oil to the US, though its highly unlikely OPEC would support a slow down or boycott over the kingdom’s political gripes with the US.
Israeli personnel in recent days were in Saudi Arabia to inspect bases that could be used as a staging ground to launch attacks against Iran, according to informed Egyptian intelligence officials...
Pentagon approves $1.1 billion Raytheon missile sale to Saudi Arabia:
EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva sounds alarm on Syria while the European Union is one of the most important arms suppliers in Syria...
Brussels, December 7, 2012
'EU aid chief sounds alarm on Syria after 1,000 days of conflict'
Syria is facing "the most disastrous humanitarian crisis in decades," a senior European Union official warned Sunday, marking 1,000 days since the armed conflict began.
"One thousand days of violence which has resulted in tens of thousands of men, women and children losing their lives, millions being displaced in the country and beyond its borders in search of safety," EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said.
"One thousand days of death, fear, hardship, deprivation and despair. One thousand days in which we are witnessing the creation of a lost generation," she said.
Syria's conflict of nearly three years has left more than 100,000 dead and forced more than 3 million refugees to flee the country, according to United Nations estimates.
Long-awaited peace talks between the Damascus government and the Syrian opposition are expected to be held in Geneva on Jan. 22.
Georgieva said her hopes are "pinned" on the conference.
"In the meantime, I continue to reiterate my plea, and that of the entire international humanitarian community, for the parties involved in this terrible conflict to facilitate humanitarian access to all those in need," she said.
Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/12/07/3361185/eu-aid...
Increasing European militarism
28.4.2003 - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA): 'Belgian PM says strong EU military will back its foreign Voice':
16.3.2011 - Verhofstadt on Libya: "The weak position of the EU makes me sick"‘
The weak position of the European Union makes me sick’:
14.12.2011 - Verhofstadt: "I am shocked by the lack of urgency to halt a massacre in Homs - we must take the same action as we did in Benghazi"
29.11.2013 - ALDE Group Leader Guy Verhofstadt: 'Today, the time has come to fight back'
The C.I.A. controls the national governments. It also oversees and engages in tactical and covert activities at the request of the President of the United States.
Some time ago, Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian armed groups and terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government. Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad. C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
'The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent civilian intelligence agency of the United States government. It is an executive agency and reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence, with responsibility for providing national security intelligence assessment to senior United States policymakers. Intelligence-gathering is performed by non-military commissioned civilian intelligence agents, many of whom are trained to avoid tactical situations. The CIA also oversees and sometimes engages in tactical and covert activities at the request of the President of the United States. Often, when such field operations are organized, the U.S. military or other warfare tacticians carry these tactical operations out on behalf of the agency while the CIA oversees them. Although intelligence-gathering is the agency's main agenda, tactical divisions were established in the agency to carry out emergency field operations that require immediate suppression or dismantling of a threat or weapon. The CIA was founded in part for intelligence-gathering as a means to prevent a declaration of war based on erroneous conceptions.'
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
Date of Information: 12/6/2011