The Most Powerful Weapons Are Psychological–The Weaponization of the People

[The US completion of most Nazi research has empowered the Pentagon with the ability to manipulate popular opinion and to drive mob psychology.  The continuation of Germany's trauma-based mind-control sciences to their logical outcome has endowed American leaders with a whole new generation of psychological weaponry which are far superior to conventional weapons, because they are far less destructive, while practically guaranteeing mission success.  As seen in "coloured revolution" after colored revolution, or in each successive "spring" or "awakening" movement, CIA/State Dept. operators/manipulators have been able to effectively weaponize populations and use them to overthrow every national leader that has been targeted, up until Bashar Asad and Russia fouled-up their perfect plan.  One deceptive innovation is the key to all of these CIA manipulations--The creation of counterfeit opposition movements.  For every successful democratic-revolution, there must be a false opposition, even if we call them "Taliban."]

“From Egypt, Ukraine, the Turkish-Syrian border, Cuba and Thailand”

How the West Manufactures “Opposition Movements”

by ANDRE VLTCHEK

Government buildings are being trashed, ransacked. It is happening in Kiev and Bangkok, and in both cities, the governments appear to be toothless, too scared to intervene.

What is going on? Are popularly elected administrations all over the world becoming irrelevant; as the Western regime creates and then supports thuggish ‘opposition movements’ designed to destabilize any state that stands in the way of its desire to fully control the planet?

***

They are shouting and intimidating those who want to vote for the moderately progressive government that is presently leading Thailand. There is no dispute over the electoral process – voting is generally free, as both international observers and most of the local Election Commission members agree.

Freedom, legitimacy or transparency is not what is at stake now.

The rhetoric varies, but in essence, the ‘protesters’ are demanding the dismemberment of the fragile Thai democracy. Most of them are paid by the upper-middle and upper classes. Some of them are thugs, many hired for around 500 Baht a day (roughly US$ 15) in the villages of the restive southern provinces of the country. They are accustomed to the use of violence, their body language and facial expressions clearly show it.

Government officials of the legitimate government have to climb over blockades, or beg protesters to allow them to enter their own offices.

People who came to vote in the pre-election round were intimidated and insulted, and one man was almost strangled to death.

While life in the capital has been fully disrupted, the government does not dare to send in tanks or the police to clear the streets. It should. But it is too scared of the army and the monarchy – two pillars of this outrageous hybrid of savage capitalism and feudalism – comparable only to even worse regional nightmares, such as Indonesia and the Philippines.

It is all in the open now: the government speaks of its fear, while the military sends poisonous threats through the lackey media and through ‘leaks’.

What is happening and what is at stake? The Prime Minister’s older brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, while he was PM himself, attempted to bring in a modern capitalist system to this submissive and deeply scared nation. And not only that: he housed the poor, introduced an excellent free universal medical care system (much more advanced than anything ever proposed in the United States), free and very advanced primary and secondary education, and other concepts deemed dangerous to the world order, and to the local feudal elites, as well as the army.

Thai elites, whose love of being obeyed more than wealth, admired and feared, reacted almost immediately. The PM was exiled, barred from returning home to his country, and smeared. There were military coups, mysterious ‘alliances’, rumours, and ‘secret messages’ coming from a ‘very high place’. There was outright killing, a real massacre, when the so called ‘Red Shirts’, supporters of Mr. Shinawatra (ranging from moderate reformists to Marxists) were butchered by snipers, some shot in their heads.

But the people, the poor, the majority of Thailand, particularly those from the North and Northeast, reacted in a stoical and most determined fashion. Whenever elections were called, whenever the regime outlawed the pro-Shinawatra political parties, the new ones emerged, and kept winning the elections.

In 2011, Mr. Shinawatra’s sister, Yingluck, became Thailand’s Prime Minister.

‘Protestors’ blocked several central arteries of Bangkok, declaring that “Thailand is not ready for democracy”, and that “if elections should determine the country’s future, pro-Shinawatra forces would keep winning”.

That, of course, would be unacceptable to the elites and to many Western countries that have, for decades, benefited from the Thai feudal system.

One of Thailand’s generals, ‘refused to rule out the possibility of another military coup’.

What the opposition proposed was some hazy concept, of a government of technocrats, which would govern until Thailand ‘is ready’ to vote: read until people’s power is broken and it would become certain that a pro-elites, pro-monarchy and pro-military government would be ‘freely’ elected.

In the meantime, thugs are blocking public streets; cultural centers but not malls. They are described as ‘protesters’ in both Europe and the United States.

And here we are coming to the core of things: The terror of the military and feudalism was dressed up in the clothes of rebellion, even revolution. It was given legitimacy, even a certain romantic flair.

Fascism is raising its ugly head, once again. And the West is fully aware of it, and in fact it is openly supportive of the regime that is now de facto governing Thailand from behind the curtains. Because it is the regime it helped to manufacture.

***

I left Bangkok and while in the air, one thought kept repeatedly coming to me: many of the places I had been writing about lately are living a very similar reality as Thailand is.

Those elected democratically, those progressive in their core, these governments all over the world have been under severe attacks by some armed thugs, bandits, and anti-social elements, even by outright terrorists.

I saw it on the Turkish-Syrian border. I heard the stories of many locals, in the Turkish city of Hatay, and in the countryside near the Turkish-Syrian border.

There, I was stopped, prevented from working, interrogated by the local police, army and religious thugs, when I was trying to photograph one of those ‘refugee camps’ built by NATO specially for Syrian fighters, who were housed, trained and armed in this area.

Hatay was overran by Saudi and Qatari jihadi cadres, pampered by the US, EU and Turkish logistics, support, weaponry and cash.

The terror these people have been spreading in this historically peaceful, multi-cultural and tolerant part of the world, could hardly be described in words.

Children from the borderline village described raids, theft and violence, even killing, by anti-Assad ‘rebels’.

Here, and in Istanbul where I worked with Turkish progressive intellectuals, media and academia, I was explained to again and again, that the anti-Syrian ‘opposition’ has been trained, financed and ‘encouraged’ by the West, and by Turkey (a member of NATO), causing the death and destruction of millions of lives in the entire region.

As I write these words, RT is broadcasting an exclusive report from the Syrian city of Adra, the city that had been plundered and destroyed by pro-al Qaida and the pro-Western ‘opposition’ forces, including the Free Syrian Army.

This is the city where, allegedly, one month ago, people were murdered, stoned alive, burned in barrels, and beheaded.

Instead of stopping support for the racist, bigoted and extremely brutal Syrian ‘opposition’, Washington continues demonizing Assad’s government, and threatening it once again with military action.

***

And those thugs, in the countries that elected their own patriotic or progressive governments, were hired by local elites on behalf of the Western Empire.

And before that, the so-called ‘elites’ were hired, funded, or at least trained/’educated’ by the West.

On an ‘intellectual’ level, the private media outlets have been fiercely competing with each other, over which one would become more submissive towards the foreign handlers. The militaries and the most regressive feudalist, even fascist forces all over the world (see Ukraine, for instance) are clearly getting back into the saddle, benefitting and taking full advantage of the trend.

All this has been happening in different degrees and with variable levels of brutality, in Thailand, China, Egypt, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Zimbabwe and many other places all over the world.

Right after reading my article about the situation in Thailand, published on 30 January, my Brazilian reader reacted:

“Similar to our Brazil: though in a faded… somewhat lighter environment but substantially the same… the local elites, right now in January 2014, are doing whatever they can, to prevent the re election of Ms Dilma Roussef… You are an experienced Latin America´s observer, you know very well…”

The process, the tactics, are almost always the same: Western-paid media, or Western media directly, discredit designated popular governments, then ‘scandals’ are created, colors designated to some newly constructed ‘opposition’ movement, thugs selected and paid, and finally deadly weapons ‘miraculously’ appear at the ‘protest sites’.

As long as the government is ‘nationalist’, really patriotic and defending the interests of its own people against international plunder, (not like the Abe’s government in Japan which is peculiarly described as ‘nationalist’, but in reality it fully sides with US foreign policy in the region), it gets marked, and it appears on an invisible but powerful hit list, old-fashioned mafia-style.

As Michael Parenti correctly and colorfully described: “You do it our way, or we break your leg, capice?”

I witnessed President Morsi of Egypt (I was critical of his rule at first, as I was critical of the government of Mr. Shinawatra, before real horror swept both Egypt and Thailand), being overthrown by the military, which, while in its zealous over-drive, managed in the process to murder several thousands of mainly poor Egyptian people.

I was then in Egypt, in and out, for several months, filming a documentary film for the South American television network, Telesur.

In disbelief and dismay I witnessed my revolutionary friends going into hiding, disappearing from the face of the earth. This happened as outrageously arrogant families cheered on the military murderers with no shame, openly.

The logic and tactics in Egypt were predictable: although still capitalist and to a certain extent submissive to IMF and the West, President Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, were a bit too unenthusiastic about collaborating with the West. They never really said ‘no’, but that had not appeared to be enough for the Euro-North American regime, which, these days, demands total, unconditional obedience as well as the kissing of hands and other bodily parts. The regime demands old-fashioned, Protestant-style obedience, complete with self-deprecation and a constant feeling of guilt; it is ordering true and ‘sincere’ servility.

It appears that almost no country, no well-liked government can escape annihilation, if it does not fully submit.

It went so far that unless the government in a developing countries such as Philippines, Indonesia, Uganda or Rwanda, sends a clear message to Washington, London or Paris that “we are here simply to make you, in the West, happy”, it would risk total annihilation, even if it was elected democratically, even if (and actually ‘especially if’) it is supported by the majority of the people.

All this is nothing new, of course. But in the past, things were done a little bit more covertly. These days it is all out in the open. Maybe it is done on purpose, so nobody will dare to rebel, or even to dream.

And so, the revolution in Egypt has been derailed, destroyed, and cruelly choked to death. There is really nothing left of the so-called ‘Arab Spring’, just a clear warning: “never try again, or else”.

Yes, I saw the ‘elites’ of Egypt dancing, and celebrating their victory. The elites love the army. The Army guarantees their continuous place at the zenith, their power. The elites even make their little children hold portraits of the military leaders responsible for the coup, responsible for thousands of lost lives, responsible for breaking the great hopes and dreams of the Arab world.

What I witnessed in Egypt was chilling, and it resembled the 1973 coup in Chile (a country which I consider my ‘second or third home’); the coup, which I am not old enough to remember, but footage of which I have seen again and again, in silent and never diminishing horror.

‘Or else’ could be the torture and murder of people in Bahrain. ‘Or else’ could be Indonesia in 1965/66. Or it could be the ‘collapse of the Soviet Union’. ‘Or else’ could be civilian airliners exploding mid-flight; a Cuban plane was destroyed by CIA agents. It could be ravaged Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, or Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, bombed into the stone ages. ‘Or else’ can easily be some fully devastated country like Nicaragua, Grenada, Panama or the Dominican Republic. Or ‘or else’ could mean ten million people butchered in the Democratic Republic of Congo, for both its natural resources and for the anti-imperialist outspokenness of its great leader, Patrice Lumumba.

Now in Egypt, Mubarak’s clique is rapidly coming back to power. He was a well-trusted ‘devil’, and the West quickly realized that to let him fall would be a serious strategic blunder; and so it was decided to bring him back; either personally, or at least his legacy, at the coast of thousands of (insignificant) Egyptian lives, and against the will of almost the entire nation.

The military of Egypt, of course, cannot be allowed to fall, either. The US has invested billions and billions of dollars in it, and the soldiers are now literally in control of half of the country. And it is a very reliable organization: it murders without scruple any being attempting to build a socially just society in this the most populous Arab nation on earth. And it plays with Israel. And it loves capitalism.

Two countries are separated by thousands of miles, and belong to two different cultures, located on two continents; Thailand and Egypt. In both countries, people spoke. They voted in their leaders. Not some Communist government, mind you: just a moderately socially-oriented one in Thailand, and a moderately nationalist/Islamic one in Egypt.

In both cases, the feudal and fascist elites went to work, immediately. Those that are behind them, that are financing them, and ‘morally’ supporting them, is, I believe, absolutely clear.

***

Ukraine is not a fresh victim of destabilization tactics of the European Union, which is so sickly greedy that it appears it, cannot contain itself anymore. It salivates, intensively, imagining the huge natural resources that Ukraine possesses. It is shaking with desire dreaming of a cheap and highly educated labor force.

European companies want to get into Ukraine, by all means. But one has to be careful not to allow the Ukrainian hordes to enter that sacred and thoroughly racist fortress – the European Union. Europe can plunder all over the world, but it is strict and brutal to those who want to get in and ‘steal its jobs’.

Of course the EU cannot do in Ukraine, what it freely does in many places like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It cannot just come and pay some proxy countries, as it pays Rwanda and Uganda (that are already responsible for the loss of over ten million Congolese lives in less than 2 decades), to plunder Ukraine and kill almost all those people that are resisting.

Europe, again and again, for centuries, has proven that it is capable of massacring entire nations without the slightest mercy, (while showing almost zero historic memory) and with almost no moral principles, at least compared to the rest of the world. But it is canny, and unlike the United States, it knows plenty about tactics, strategy and PR.

What the EU did in Libya is clear. Anyone claiming that the United States is acting on its own, must be exercising enormous discipline not to see how closely linked are the interests and actions of the old and new usurpers of Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Asia and Oceania. France is acting, once again, as the arch neo-colonial thug, particularly in Africa.

But Ukraine is ‘right there’, too near geographically, to the EU itself. It has to be destabilized, but it all has to appear very legitimate. ‘The rebellion’, ‘revolution’, ‘uprising of its people’; that is the way to handle things ‘properly’.

More than a month ago, a bizarre deal was proposed, where European companies would be allowed to enter and clean Ukraine of its natural resources, but the people of Ukraine would not be allowed to even come and work in the EU.

The government, logically and sensibly, rejected the deal. And then, suddenly, Thai-style or Egyptian-style thugs appeared all over the streets of Kiev, armed with sticks and even weapons, and went onto trashing the capital and demanding the democratically elected government to resign.

The groups of thugs include many neo-Nazis, anti-Semites and common criminals. They are emboldened by the Thai-style fear of the Ukrainian government, to use force. They are setting on fire police officers, blocking and occupying government buildings, preventing the administration from serving the people.

Just as their ‘orange’ predecessors, they have been manufactured and carefully crafted, before being released into the wider world.

***

In Africa, just to mention a few cases, tiny Seychelles, a country with the highest HDI (Human Development Index by UNDP) has for years been bombarded with criticism and destabilization attempts. The Government provides excellent totally free (including medicine) medical care and free education. The people of Seychelles are well fed and housed. It is definitely not a perfect society, but, together with Mauritius, it is the best the African continent has to show. But that does not seem to be relevant.

Propaganda from outside, as well as the mainly British-sponsored opposition press, is trashing the system.

One wonders why, but then, on closer scrutiny and understanding of the Empire, things become clear: The Seychelles used to cooperate closely with both Cuba and North Korea, on educational fronts and in other fields. It was too ‘socialist’ for the Empire. And for those retirees seeking an exclusive hedonist lifestyle, it would be acceptable to be surrounded by blue and maybe even by brown, but definitely not by red.

Eritrea, dubbed as the ‘African Cuba’, may be a proud and determined nation, but it was designated as total pariah and outcast state by most of the Western powers. It was hit by sanctions and punished for who knows what.

“We are trying to be inclusive, democratic and fair”, the Eritrean Director of Education recently told me, in Kenya. “But the more we do, the more we care about our people, the more infuriated Western countries appear to be.”

He was a very wise man and so he did not appear to be surprised. Both of us were just ‘comparing notes’.

Zimbabwe is another clear and extreme case. There, the West evidently and openly supports ‘the opposition’, against the government that is loved and supported by the great majority of citizens; the government of liberation struggle against colonialism and imperialism.

Provoked by outrageous lies disseminated by the mainly British mass media, I visited Zimbabwe last year, disputing point-by-point all the main propaganda points directed against Harare. Needless to say, my report, published by CounterPunch, created outrage against Western propaganda, all over the African continent.

The West builds and feeds ‘rebellions’ and ‘opposition’ against Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba, Brazil, and Ecuador, to mention just a few countries high on its hit list.

In Venezuela, the US sponsored an aborted coup, and it directly pays for hundreds of organizations, ‘NGO’s’ and media outlets, with the direct goal of overthrowing the revolutionary process and the government.

In Cuba, the people of this proud and humanist nation have been suffering for decades. They have been enduring what can only be described as terrorism against their beautiful country. The US and the West have sponsored invasions, terrorist acts, even attempts to influence weather patterns and cause devastating droughts. Crops have been poisoned.

Any Cuban ‘dissident’, any thug that takes up arms against the Cuban system and the government, would get immediate funding and support from the United States.

Even Western media outlets, performing secret polls in Cuba, often come to the conclusion that the majority of Cuban citizens support their system. But that only infuriates the West further. Cuban people are paying a heavy price for their freedom, for their pride, for their independence.

There are many other examples how the ‘opposition’ and terror against ‘unpopular’ (in the eyes of the West) governments are built.

Bolivians almost lost their ‘white’ and-right wing province of Santa Cruz, as the US supported, many say financed the ‘independence movement’ there, obviously punishing the extremely popular government of Evo Morales for being so socialist, so indigenous and so beloved. Brazil, in one great show of solidarity and internationalism, threatened to invade and rescue its neighbor, by preserving its integrity. Therefore, only the weight of this peaceful and highly respectable giant saved Bolivia from certain destruction.

But now even Brazil is under attack of the ‘manufacturers of opposition’!

I don’t want to write at length about China here, in this report. Readers are already familiar with my stand, but in summary: The more high-speed trains the Communist government builds, the more public parks, free exercise machines, more public transportation lines and wide sidewalks, the more it attempts to make medical care free for all once again, the more it attempts to make education free and public – the more it is being smeared and called ‘more capitalist than capitalist states (while over 50% of country’s production remains firmly in state hands).

Russia, like China, Cuba or Venezuela, is demonized relentlessly, every day and every hour. Any oligarch, any deranged pop figure, who criticizes the government of President Putin, is immediately elevated by the US, German and other Western governments, to the level of sainthood.

All this is definitely not because of the Russian human rights record, but because Russia, like the Latin American countries and China, is determinedly blocking Western attempts to destabilize and destroy independent and progressive countries all over the world. It is also due to the increasing influence of the Russian media, particularly RT (Russia Today), which became a commanding voice of resistance to Western propaganda. Needless to say, this writer is proudly associated with RT and its efforts.

***

It is certain that what the world is experiencing now, could be described as ‘the new wave’ of a Western imperial offensive. This offensive is taking place on all fronts, and it is rapidly accelerating. Under the proud Nobel Peace Price winner, Barack Obama and his closest European Neo-cons and ‘socialists with brown insides’, as well as the re-elected fascist Prime Minister of Japan, the world is becoming an extremely dangerous place. It feels like some frontier town invaded by violent gangs.

The biblical perception of ‘those who are not with me are against me’ is gaining new depth.

And be aware of the colors. Be aware of the ‘uprisings’, or anti-government ‘protests’. Which one is genuine and which one is unnaturally created by imperialism and neo-colonialism?

It all appears to be extremely confusing to the majority of people who are getting stuffed on the corporate media feed. Actually, it is supposed to be confusing! The more confused people get, the less capable they are to rebel against real dangers and oppression.

But in the end, despite everything, on the 2nd of February, the people of Thailand voted! They climbed the barricades; they fought with those who were attempting to close polling stations.

And in Ukraine, the majority still supports their government.

And Venezuela and Cuba have not fallen.

And the jihadi cadres are not yet in control of Syria.

And Eritrea and Zimbabwe are still behind their leadership.

People are not cattle. In many parts of the world they are already realizing who their real enemies are.

When the US sponsored a coup against Chavez, the military refused to follow, and as a handpicked businessman was sworn-in as President, the military began moving tanks towards Caracas, in defense of the legitimate and elected leader. The revolution survived!

Chavez passed away, and some say that he was poisoned; that he was infected with cancer, that he was hit from the North. I don’t know whether it is true, but before he died, he was photographed, bold and sweating, suffering from an incurable disease, but determined and proud. He was shouting: “Here nobody surrenders!” And this one image and one short sentence, inspired millions.

I remember, last year in Caracas, standing in front of a huge poster depicting his face, spelling out his words. I would thank him; embrace him if I could, if he were still alive. Not because he was perfect – he was not. But because his life and his words and actions inspired millions, pulled entire nations from depression, from gloom and doom, from slavery. I read from his face this: “They try to screw you by all means, but you fight… You fall but you fight again. They try to kill you but you fight… For justice, for your country, and for a better world.” Chavez did not say this, of course, but that is how it felt, looking at his photograph.

By then, most of South America was free and united against Western imperialism, and hard to defeat. Yes, here, nobody surrendered!

The rest of the world is still very vulnerable and mostly in shackles.

The West is continuously manufacturing and then supporting oppressive forces, be they feudal or religious. The more oppressed people are, the less disposed they are to fight for justice and for their rights. The more scared they are, the easier it is to control them.

Feudalism, religious oppression and cruel right-wing dictatorships, all that serves perfectly well both the market fundamentalism of the Empire, and its obsession with controlling the planet.

But such an arrangement of the world is abnormal, and therefore temporary. Human beings are longing for justice and, in their essence, are a sharing and decent species. Albert Camus, correctly, arrived at the conclusion in his powerful novel “The Plague” (analogy to fight against fascism): “there is more to admire than to despise in humans”.

What the West is now doing to the world; igniting conflicts, supporting banditry and terror, sacrificing millions of people for its own commercial interests, is nothing new under the sun. It is called ‘ordinary fascism’. And fascism came and was defeated, in the past. And it will be again. It will be defeated because it is wrong, because it is against natural human evolution, and because people all over the world are realizing that the feudal structures that Western fascism is trying to administer all over the world, belong to the 18th century, not to this one, and should never again be tolerated.

Andre Vltchek is a novelist, filmmaker and investigative journalist. He has covered wars and conflicts in dozens of countries. His discussion with Noam Chomsky On Western Terrorism is now going to print. His critically acclaimed political novel Point of No Return is now re-edited and available. Oceania is his book on Western imperialism in the South Pacific. His provocative book about post-Suharto Indonesia and the market-fundamentalist model is called “Indonesia – The Archipelago of Fear”. He has just completed the feature documentary, “Rwanda Gambit” about Rwandan history and the plunder of DR Congo. After living for many years in Latin America and Oceania, Vltchek presently resides and works in East Asia and Africa. He can be reached through his website or his Twitter.

CENTCOM Supports Pakistani Army Acting As Enforcer for Saudi Anti-Democracy Agenda

[If CENTCOM is all for it, then you know just how bad the idea really is.  The Pak Army has always served as a Saudi proxy force, whenever the total inadequacy of the Saudi military becomes apparent, as in the Siege of Mecca, as back-up for the Saudi rape of Democracy in Bahrain, etc.  In a natural outplaying of the Saudi underwriting of Pakistan's "Islamic bomb," if push comes to shove, Saudi Arabia will be sheltered under the Pak nuclear umbrella.  The Saudi royals hate Iran for daring to counter their nuclear monopoly in the Gulf.  The royals hate "Democracy" even more than they hate Shia Iran, simply because the common folks of Saudi Arabia are more dangerous to their longevity than would be a nuclear Iran.]

Pakistani-Saudi relations play role in fostering regional peace

CENTCOM online

High-level military delegations have been exchanging visits as they iron out security and defence co-oepration deals.

By Yasir Rehman

ISLAMABAD – Close political and defence ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are needed for durable peace and stability in Afghanistan, senior observers on both sides of the Pakistani-Afghan border say.

The two countries over the past month traded high-level visits setting up a security and defence co-operation agreement that Saudi Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is expected to sign during a planned visit to Pakistan February 15-17.

The flurry of high-level meetings started when Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud visited Pakistan January 7-8 and called for collective efforts to eradicate terrorism from South Asia.

Another high-ranking Saudi, Deputy Defence Minister Prince Suleman Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, visited Pakistan for a week starting January 20. He discussed defence co-operation and regional issues with Pakistani political and military leadership, including President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

During those talks, Nawaz Sharif underscored Pakistan’s support for the peace process in Afghanistan and noted that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in the regional interest, a January 21 statement from his office said.

Nawaz Sharif thanked Riyadh for its role in implementing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to fighting terrorism in all its forms.

Gen. Raheel Sharif, the Pakistani army chief of staff, February 4 rounded off the exchanges when he arrived in Saudi Arabia for another defence-related visit.

The army leader, on the first leg of his visit, discussed defence and security co-operation with Crown Prince Salman, who also is Saudi defence minister and first deputy prime minister, in Riyadh.

Before returning home, the general discussed enhanced defence co-operation with Prince Suleman, Pakistani Inter-Services Public Relations said in a February 8 statement.

Co-operation could bring peace to region

The two countries share similar views on improving the region.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy very close political, economic and defence relations, Senator and Prof. Khurshid Ahmad, chairman of the Islamabad-based Institute of Policy Studies, said.

“Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are co-operating with each other in security matters … they have the same position on the Afghan issue and can help Afghans bring stability to their country,” he said.

Haji Deen Mohammad, a member of the Afghan High Peace Council, is aware of the position Pakistan and Saudi Arabia hold in Afghanistan.

Both countries have a role in Afghanistan and together they can bring stability and peace, he said. “Pakistan is our immediate neighbour with whom we have unbreakable relations, and Saudi Arabia is a country that has extreme respect among Afghans.”

The two countries have a major role in bringing peace, Kabul-based political analyst Faiz Mohammad Zaland agreed.

Afghanistan is seeking support from countries like Saudi Arabia to establish a durable peace, he said. “Closeness between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia is also important for Afghanistan because both brotherly nations can help Afghans to bridge their differences.”

Islamabad and Riyadh have a history of working together during trying times, senior Islamabad-based Arab reporter Jamal Ismail said, noting that they teamed up to fight Soviet forces in Afghanistan (1979-1989).

Together, they can bring all Afghan factions to one table, he said.

“Both nations have a common approach towards the challenges confronted by the Islamic countries and the region,” Ismail said. “Saudi Arabia has genuine concerns about the Iranian nuclear issue and about its support of militant groups including Hizbullah, and Pakistan as the sole nuclear Muslim nation can be a nuclear umbrella for Saudi Arabia.”

Still Working to transfer Saudi Terrorism to Iran

[Below is a clipped article from "Intelligence Online," a Paris-based intelligence newsletter which covers global intelligence news.  Before the CIA picked-up the current line of bullshit emanating out of Riyadh and started pushing the "al-Qaeda" is a lone wolf Uzbeki terrorist working out of Iran, every intelligence agency knew who was responsible for all Sunni terrorism---SAUDI ARABIA!]

[SEE: US Treasury Dept Helping To Frame Iran for Saudi Terrorism  ]

Saudi Arabia and Turkey’s intelligence services are banking on jihadist groups to bring down Bashar al-Assad.(…) [ 311 words ] [€5,2]

 

Israeli Projects Implementer Al-Nusra Front, Saudi-Made with Lebanese Assistance

islamic invitation turkey

13 January 2013

A specialized report in strategic affairs issued in Paris revealed that the Saudi General Intelligence is the founder and establisher of “al-Nusra Front in Levant” that plots to establish an “Emirate in Syria.”

Al-Nusra Front, Saudi-Made with Lebanese Assistance

In detail, an “Intelligence Online” report, which receives information from foreign intelligence sources, mentioned, “The Saudi General Intelligence, controlled by Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, exploited its broad calls with Takfiri [atoning] movements in Iraq to help establish al-Nusra Front, a low-profile Takfiri movement.”

The report added, “Thanks to funding from the General Intelligence Department and support from the Saudi Intelligence in Lebanon, al-Nusra was able to swiftly arm its forces, and make the Syrian regime suffer painful blows through its expertise in Iraqi bombings.”
Strikes of this sort included dominating Sheikh Suleiman Base in Aleppo and invading Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp on the 16th of December 2012.
However, many websites had recently published what seemed to be leaked confidential documents issued from the KSA’s Interior, which spoke of “a Saudi military official supplying armed groups in Syria with money and weaponry.”

Another leaked document mentioned “an amnesty to hundreds of criminals sentenced to death on charges of drug-trafficking, murder, and rape, was issued to send them to fight in Syria among the militias of the [so-called] Free Syrian Army.”
Moreover, the US administration had recently listed “al-Nusra Front” as a terrorist organization for being linked to al-Qaeda, after performing hundreds of bombings and attacks in Syria.

Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State

On a parallel note, “al-Nusra Front” had revealed that it seeks to establish a so-called “Islamic” State in Syria, stressed by its chief Abu Mohammad al-Joulani on the Qatari Jazeera Channel, when addressing his followers, “The regime’s collapse in Syria will create a vacuum that you are qualified to fill.”
He further accentuated that he is heading towards “establishing an Emirate and Shura Council in Syria.”

Furthermore, Le Nouvel Observateur French weekly cited an “al-Nusra” spiritual leader Abu Mohammad al-Atawi as saying, “Victory will not cease in Syria,” foreseeing that “triumph is months away.”

Al-Atawi, who taught for a long time in KSA before returning to Jordan, saw that “The Arab Spring will help Salafists invade the world, starting with Tunisia, then Egypt, Libya, all the way to Syria, and soon in Jordan,” revealing that the Front “includes 8,000 men and is increasing.”

Al-Nusra Front and Militia Dominance in Syria

In a similar context, the Salafist Takfiri leader in Jordan Mohammad al-Shalabi, aka “Abu Sayyaf”, in an interview with the weekly, emphasized his participation in founding “al-Nusra Front” after leaving jail last year on charges of plotting attacks on Jordanian Army bases there.

He further highlighted that he is currently gathering fighters all over Jordan to send them to Syria.

Abu Sayyaf underscored, “The Front’s ideology is the same of that of al-Qaeda,” indicating that his organization “that moved its battle from Iraq to Syria is about to dominate other fighting groups.”

 

 

 

 

Fear of Iran Drives Saudi Terrorism and Warmongering

The real reason behind house of al-saud terrorism and warmongering

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It seems the reason behind all the terrorism of salafi-wahabi-takkfiri in Syria, Russia and Yemen with support of the terrorist al-saud family of saudi-arabia is their hatred for IRAN. The al-saud have even said this.

They are willing to destroy ME and terrorize the world out of their hatred for Iran.

Why House of Saud fears/hates Iran

In countless media interviews and statements, it is clear that the Saudi rulers have an abiding obsession with Iran – an obsession that betrays an intense fear and hatred.

Senior members of the House of Saud have let it be known that their real focus in Syria, for example, is not primarily the government of Bashar al Assad, and their desire for regime change, but rather the main target is Assad’s closest regional ally – Iran.

Everywhere in the region, the paranoid House of Saud sees the hand of Iran. In an oped piece in the New York Times in December, the Saudi Ambassador to Britain, Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz al Saud, accused Iran without any evidence, saying that it “has financed and trained militias in Iraq, Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon and militants in Yemen and Bahrain.” This is, of course, ironically crass, coming from the House of Saud, which is provably the sponsor of terrorists or terror regimes, such as the al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al Nusra in Syria, ISIS in Iraq and the ruling Al Khalifa despots in Bahrain.

But the main point here is that Saudi Arabia, or at least its rulers led by the aging King Abdullah, is transfixed in animosity towards Iran. That obsession is driven by a visceral hatred. Why?

The short answer is self-preservation. But there are at least three specific reasons for this hatred, and they are inter-related.

The first is religious. The official religion of Saudi Arabia is Wahhabism. In this extreme deformation, Shia Islam is viewed as an intolerable apostasy. It is not just Shia that are perceived as “infidels”. All forms of Muslim faith, including Sunnis, as well as Christians and other religions, that are deemed to not conform with the Wahhabi fundamentalist doctrine are considered infidels and are subject to merciless attack, even to the point of death.

In the warped Wahhabi belief Shia Muslims are the worst kind of “infidels”. This explains why Shia and the closely related Alawite are subject to the most barbaric forms of violence in the Syrian conflict, where the anti-Syrian government militants are mainly driven by Wahhabi ideology – also known as Takfiris.

For historical reasons, Iran is the centre of Shia Islam in the region and the world. Iran therefore qualifies as the centre of Saudi hatred.

The second factor goes back to the Islamic Revolution in Iran. When the Iranian revolution succeeded in 1979 to kick out the US-backed dictator, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, that turmoil threatened all autocratic rulers in the region from the inspirational impact it conveyed to other populations to rise up against oppressive regimes. The House of Saud felt particularly threatened. That is why the Saudi rulers responded immediately by setting up the Persian Gulf Defense pact in the early 1980s, which comprised the other monarchies of Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Indeed, the Saudi rulers’ hatred of Iran has only intensified since the Iranian revolution. The House of Saud views Iran’s demonstratively more democratic credentials as a mortal threat to its despotism. The more Iran’s political influence grows in the region, the more the Saudi rulers fear an existential threat. This explains the paranoid mindset of the House of Saud towards Iran, as expressed by its ambassador to Britain cited above, which suspects that Iranian subversion is everywhere, even when it isn’t.

The third factor is more mundane, but perhaps is the ultimate concern for the House of Saud – the vital issue of oil and gas economics.

Of the 12 OPEC member states, the top three producers are Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran. Of most significance is Iran’s enormous gas wealth, which is as yet hardly tapped as an economic resource. Natural gas is the fuel of the future for the next century, being more efficient as an energy source in terms of transport via pipelines and in terms of calorific output. Environmentally, natural gas is a much cleaner fuel than oil, giving off much less harmful byproducts from combustion.

Iran is reckoned to hold the largest known reserves of natural gas on Earth in its Pars Field. If Iran’s international relations were normalized by the removal of trade sanctions, the country stands to become an even more formidable global source of energy. Of particular strategic importance is the European market for which Iran would be a top supplier, along with Russia (a non-OPEC member).

This development, which has an inexorable trajectory owing to irrepressible human need, is seen by the House of Saud as an imperative threat. Saudi Arabia is endowed with oil, but much less so with natural gas. Saudi strategic value as an energy producer is therefore on the wane, whereas Iran is bound to grow owing to its vast natural gas deposits.

At all costs, from the Saudi point of view, Iran must be prevented from developing its potential energy wealth. Saudi Arabia is living on borrowed time. Its oil reserves will eventually be surpassed by Iran’s gas riches. Already, the Saudi rulers are sitting atop a demographic time bomb of an increasing and unemployed youth population, which so far has been placated with state fiscal handouts from its oil exports. The days for those handouts are numbered.

What will happen when Saudi’s oil economy goes into demise, and is sidelined with the new global energy economy of natural gas in which Iran is a leading nation? That will translate into greater Iranian political influence in the region and a diminishing hold on power by the sclerotic Saudi autocrats.

The political and economic fate of the United States is closely tied to the Saudi petrodollar economy and that of the other Persian Gulf monarchies. The bankrupt American dollar is already largely on life-support due to the Saudis and their related sheikhdoms dealing in the commodity with the greenback and funneling profits into the US Treasury, propping up the dollar.

If Iran were to develop to its full potential, trade in oil and more importantly natural gas would most likely be denominated in Euro, Ruble, Yen or Yuan. That is a doomsday scenario for the US dollar and its long overdue collapse.

Ultimately, Washington shares the intense antipathy of the House of Saud towards Iran’s unfettered political and economic freedom. Not for arcane Wahhabi reasons, but for vital economic self-preservation. Hence, the sharp rebuke from Washington this week when a French business delegation visited Iran to explore possible partnerships. US Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly phoned his French counterpart Laurent Fabius in a panic to protest at the delegation. The last thing the Americans want to see is Iran doing independent trade with Europe without the dollar.

The Saudi despots and their American patrons cannot afford Iranian development as an economic power. That directly threatens the House of Saud, politically and economically, which in turn threatens Washington to its very core.

For all of the above reasons, the Saudi rulers fear Iran above all else. The Zionist Israeli regime and its desecration of Islamic sanctities in East Al Quds (Jerusalem) does not even raise a single heckle for the Al Saud – the self-proclaimed Custodians of Islam. Their only fear and hatred are expressed in waging covert war against Iran and its allies, including Syria and the people of Bahrain, Iraq, Yemen and anywhere else. They want Iran contained, thwarted, sanctioned at all costs, and Washington by geopolitical necessity is on the Saudi side.

But as the tectonic plates of global energy needs shift inexorably over the coming decades, the Saudi rulers and their American patrons will find themselves on the losing side. In a very real way, this spells death to al Saud and the American Empire. Hence, the hatred.
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Secret Riyadh/Obama Deal To Abandon Saudi Jihadis In Syria?

[SEE: Saudi king orders punishing jihadi fighters ;Saudi's top cleric warns against fighting abroad ]

Messages Royal Order: Saudi Arabia abandon its fighters

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Royal Order authorized a new phase has eaten the sticks rather than counted! (AFP)

What Saudi Arabia announced earlier this week regarding the fighters in Syria is not detailed. Index is extremely dangerous to the extent of U.S. pressure, and the threat to cancel a planned visit by Barack Obama to Saudi Arabia. After the last of the story as well: Riyadh fears the return of non-Organization for these fighters to their country, Fodathm two choices. First, back under the supervision of the security gate of the Saudi Embassy in Turkey, according to the Ambassador in Ankara yesterday, and the second displacement between the fronts, to restore to experience Saudia Afghan jihad. What follows is some of the well known tale of abandonment Kingdom for its fighters in Syria

Fuad Ibrahim

 

Do not issue a royal decree in Saudi Arabia comes only when the Prince of exemption or appointed, or something related to sovereign issues require a decision from the highest authority in the state. Royal Order issued last Monday, the date fixed for the meeting weekly to Saudi Council of Ministers, indicates clearly that the case, which was issued in the Royal Order would exceed the authority of the Board, and require what could be described as «a written pledge» of the king himself. Messages in the Royal Order, can stop at three of them:
The first: that the Royal Order was issued in the context of a media attraction about a hypothetical visit of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Riad end of next March. American newspapers, such as the «Wall Street Journal» and «New York Times», published earlier this month, a story about the upcoming visit, rushed the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh to reply in the next day confirmed «that the White House did not talk about anything in this regard». The assistant press attache at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh Stewart-Whyte «that the embassy does not have any information about this visit, and can not comment on it».

But with the release of the Royal Order on the third of February, the White House announced, on the same day, about Obama’s visit to Riyadh at the end of next March. The bottom line is Royal (which for the occasion is the longest in the history of the royal orders, and is matched only by the royal orders budgetary): Conviction comprehensive terrorist acts of all kinds, which proved the involvement of Saudi citizens, civilian and military officials and advocates agitators and belonging and donors, and glorified for religious groups and ideological extremist, and take down the most severe penalties.
In the information, the U.S. officials on the Saudis dossier huge end of last year includes documents compelling condemns the involvement of Saudi Arabia in terrorism which strikes Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, all the way to Russia, and that the file is at the disposal of the international community, which could push in the direction of a resolution condemning the Council Security, and the classification of the Saudi state sponsor of terrorism in the world.
The letter came to the U.S. clearly to Saudi Arabia, and that it is not possible to enter the terrorism issue within the protection treaty and the Strategic Defense that took place in the forties of the last century between King Abdul Aziz and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and must act on the basis that the issue of terrorism with an international character, and outside the treaties bilateral.
I felt Arabia that the danger staring destiny, and it took a stand sooner is the highest in the country, but there are of the royal family to understand the message the U.S. as a prerequisite for Obama’s visit to Riyadh, to remove the embarrassment in front of U.S. allies and the international community in general, which is no longer quite skeptical regarding the The majority of Saudi Arabia’s involvement in terrorist activities taking place in the region and in the world.
The second message: the face of the Royal Order a clear message to the Saudi fighters, civilians and military alike, first in Syria, in Iraq, Lebanon and other secondly, that there is a conclusion and a tent waiting for them in case they decided to return home. To prevent face-determination gloomy and punishment difficult, they remain out of bounds, and the completion of the march until the yard concluded or spread in battlefields again, as he did the first group of Arab Afghans and beyond regiments arose in Iraq after 2003, and Lebanon after the battles Nahr el-Bared late 2007 , and currently in Syria after an agreement Bandar Petraeus summer of 2012.
There is no doubt that this is a royal Hardness is a poisonous stab in the back, aiming it official sponsor, represented in Bandar bin Sultan, who put an end to the royal mission. Reactions involving supporters of «Al-Qaeda», as they appear on the social networking sites, the maelstrom of Saudi Arabia to the deception of the fighters again and again, since Afghanistan through Iraq, Lebanon and Syria down to. Therefore, it is seen by many Saudis fighters and supporters to the Royal as a provocative act, has been pushing fighters to commit follies security to thwart the goal of the order, any tarnish the image of the kingdom, and consolidate the impression that it is supportive of terrorism.
Of course, the Saudi regime could Altlati behind the excuse that he was not supportive in any day to fight abroad, were not allowed to collect donations or inciting immigration for the jihad. In the figure, the protest seems convincing, it has undergone advocates agitators and the imams of the investigation to prevent the collection of donations to fight in Syria, also issued fatwas considers what is happening in Syria «sedition»!
On the other hand, the possibility of observer crowd iceberg of the evidence on the involvement of institutions Saudi political, media and religious migration of thousands of Saudis to what he describes as the advocates of incitement to «land of Rabat» in Syria, and how else can we explain the participation of hundreds of military personnel in the fighting there, with that they can not travel abroad except with special permission from the military command.

Did not mention the military and cruel punishment that awaits them just goes, in the absence of documented reports of the involvement of a large number of military personnel in the fighting in Syria, and they who were streaming from the land of Jordan under the patronage of Deputy Defense Minister Prince Salman bin Sultan, a half-brother to the godfather of the war in Syria Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Chief of General Intelligence.
The fact is that Saudi Arabia has mastered the double game; publicly showing tighter deliberate on the subject of post Saudis fighting abroad, and in fundraising for the organization «Al-Qaeda» and branches of old and new, in secret flow of money and men and weapons on the battlefield without supervision or control.
The third message: There is a secondary indicators in the Royal Order stating that the war in Syria is nearing an end, and the armed groups muddle, after the loss of care, financial and armament and training required. This necessarily means, and in fact, that no role anymore could be played by Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who left to the United States under the title treatment, a vacation in the open.
We refer to the proposed Iranian Turkish providing a decent outlet to Saudi Arabia from the mud of Syria, to gradually abandon support for the insurgents. It is clear that the duo began a joint high-level coordination to confront terrorism file which Ankara hesitated in his approach previously in earnest, according to the Iranian vision, but they are back now, after the visit of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent Iran, to open the widest.
In the results, Saudi Arabia afraid of the return of its citizens fighters, so I decided to put a list of tough sanctions to avert violent repercussions that affect them at the stage of the calculation. But seriously, from its point of view, is the international punishment that awaits if not paid eighths of losing the war in Syria, and the outbreak of the phenomenon of terrorism on an international level, forcing the European intelligence services to step up its presence in the region to keep up with the return of its citizens fighters to home.
It is necessary to draw attention to what the concessions made by Saudi Arabia to banish the specter of being accused of sponsoring terrorism. In the recent visit of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Riyadh, described the position of the Saudi leadership on the issue of settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian words banner, where he said he touch the «high enthusiasm» has in this regard, at the time was not what it pays to such enthusiasm.
Here intersect Information: File terrorism, which was introduced Americans to their Saudi counterparts, and file the Palestinian-Israeli settlement, where according to sources close to the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah that Kerry request of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to acknowledge the Jewishness of the state of Israel in exchange for the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as capital her, to be abandoned principle of the right of return, for work to revive the settlement project on a large scale, so as to include them in the absorption section Arab countries as well as Australia and Canada.
The sources added that the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas frequency in the announcement of the approval did not happen on the cover of the Arab countries and offset, chiefly Saudi Arabia. Kerry took the initiative to reassure Abbas that he will take over the job himself. Is there a relationship between Kerry and enthusiasm to reassure King Abdullah?
In total, the Royal Order authorized a new phase, which has eaten sticks instead of counted!


Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia: is the guardian … Heard and obedience

He stressed the Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, on the need to comply with the order issued to prevent the Saudis from fighting abroad, noting that young people who go out to fight «deceived them from the enemies of Islam», and they are now «sold in the slave market».
Al-Sheikh said, in an interview with the Saudi state television a few days ago: «What ordered by the Crown ordered that does not violate the law of God and we have a duty to listen and obey, because he does not want only good and interest. God made him a patron of this nation, is responsible for security and pay everything about her and protect her religion, view, and its economy ».
He said that «guardian», King Abdullah, «feared for our young people falling prey to the arrows of these and those, so came the Royal Order preventing out to fight outside the country, and that doing so is wrong, because he left damage it», pointing out that «lions ravage »involved in these conflicts.
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Saudis killed 250 out of 2000 in Syria

The newspaper «Le Figaro» French in a report published yesterday that 250 Saudis have been killed in Syria between 2000 joined the «jihad» and fighting in the ranks of the armed opposition groups, specifically those associated with the organization «Al-Qaeda».
The report said that some of the volunteers fired from the prison condition Go to Syria, however, since, authorities doubled its warnings to the Saudis, who are inclined to join the Syrian armed groups, but the task is difficult, where jihadi groups are being funded at least in part of the Kingdom. The report added: «This is in addition to the role played by intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan. Is it a coincidence? Prince is located in a U.S. hospital three weeks ago. For some, that if disgrace after failing to topple President Bashar al-Assad also pledged ». The report considered that the decision issued by the Saudi king, and which provides for the punishment of fighting outside the Kingdom of imprisonment for a period ranging between 3 and 20 years, it may be «the result of the first to take out of the decision-making circles Bandar».
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The Obama Family and Muslim Bro Plot To Takeover Egypt Revealed

The Obama Family Needs To be Arrested, Found To Be In Secret Plot To Establish Islamic Law

 

 

EXCLUSIVE

 

This report includes all necessary evidence to establish the case for Malik Obama’s link to terrorism. I have acquired Israeli intelligence reports, which add more teeth to make the case even stronger. This includes financial evidence. The hyperlinks in this report are essential. They link to monumental details provided from primary sources. These are not simply opinions; they are intelligence and government reports.

 

Wanted for Questioning: Malik Obama, Mama Sarah Obama, Musa Ismail Obama, and Sayed Obama.

Wanted for Questioning: Malik Obama, Mama Sarah Obama, Musa Ismail Obama, and Sayed Obama.

 

The report concludes that Malik Obama’s Foundation (BHOF) was incorrectly awarded tax-exempt status along with the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation (MSOF). Evidence points to the disguising of both as charities when in fact they both advance terror causes.

 

Malik Obama, in his official capacity as Executive Director of the Islamic Dawa Organization (IDO) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7], is also responsible for “charitable fronts” but in reality these are “used to finance terrorism” by partnering with the Union of Good (UG). Pursuant to Executive Order 13224, the U.S. Treasury has designated Union of Good as “Terrorist front” which acts as an umbrella organization that represents over 50 Islamic fundraising groups worldwide, including IDO and WAMY (World Association of Muslim Youth), which are official members of UG. WAMY is “an extremist Islamic foundation in Saudi Arabi oriented towards Hamas” (see intelligence reports and financial transfers of funds here and here). Malik Obama connects his illegally obtained BHOF and IDO fundraising in his promotional billboards in Kogelo as well as in his partnership with WAMY (see Malik’s meeting with Secretary-General of WAMY Dr. Mohammed Omar Badahdah) [1] [2] [3] [4] Cooperation between these groups happens, in part, via WAMY’s office in Nairobi, Kenya and Badahdah’s financial aid to Hamas.

 

As we wrote previously, depending on the translation (Organization vs. Association), the IDO can be identified as Munazzamatal-Da’waal-Islamiia. On a promotional board featured on the BHOF website, the IDO is shown partnering with the BHOF on one of the projects:

 

BHOF and IDO Connected.

BHOF and IDO Connected.

 

The official website for UG shows IDO is still active. IDO also has a bank account in Al-Shamal bank, where it receives donations. This bank’s initial operations were heavily financed by Osama bin Laden and was even named as a co-defendant in a lawsuit filed by the families of 9/11/01 victims. Al-Hayat even reported that bin Laden owned the bank during his time in Sudan.

 

This is the tip of the iceberg as to why the UG – with its affiliates (including IDO) – has been designated by U.S. Department of Treasury as “financial fronts” for terrorism (see intelligence report here). On the UG website’s homepage, the two main photos of its two most prominent leaders are #1 president of its organization Yusuf al-Qaradawi (the unwavering supporter for Hezbollah, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organizations) and the #2 man is none other than Suar al-Dhahab (Malik Obama’s direct supervisor) who represents IDO and works closely with Hamas (see intelligence reports here). Under the UG website’s “Contributing Institutions” page, UG shows that one of the partners is Malik’s IDO. The website even provides the method for donating and lists all the affiliated organizations, including the contact information for Malik’s IDO to direct contributions for Hamas:

 

UG_Donation_Methods_Hamas

 

The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs (#19 on the list) in Israel (see #19 and also here), has investigated UG and concluded that:

 

“Dozens of foundations that are operated abroad by Hamas, most of which are members of the Union of Good, along with dozens of Hamas charitable associations active in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, form a well organized and coordinated support network, that includes Hamas’s fundraising arm abroad and the vital civilian and infrastructure networks in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. In this framework, tens of millions of dollars per annum are transferred from the overseas foundations to Hamas associations in the field.”

 

Multiple websites that tout fundraising activities include IDO sending charities to Hamas can be found [here] (see section: “IDO donations linked to Hamas”). Suar al-Dhahab is also vice chairman of the The Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Foundation (JIF), which is also designated by U.S. Treasury under E.O. 13224 as a terror front for Hamas; financial transactions funding Hamas can be seen in intelligence reports (here and here pg.7 lists IDO). In one incident, Malik’s immediate supervisor, Suar al-Dahab raised over $8 million for JIF and in another incident, $1 billion is claimed by one of IDO’s affiliates, adding further to what we previously disclosed. The only projects in Kogelo, Kenya that qualify under a non-profit claimed by BHOF are: land, a well, and a mosque structure. According to Malik, the mosque was donated by “Dr. Muhammad Al-Maneea” from “Saudi Arabia” and “Ali M. Zaghmout” from Qatar; the well came courtesy of “Alislah Society” in Bahrain, which is also a terror front that funds Hamas (see appendix D, #9 from Intelligence reports via INTERPAL).

 

The U.S. government is authorized to block the assets of organizations and individuals that provide financial support to terrorist organizations. Both BHOF and MSOF are in violation of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”). Therefore, due process should be enforced. According to Reuters, Malik Obama is a U.S. resident who has lived in Washington, D.C. since 1985.

 

The Reuters report also claims that the BHOF is a…

 

“…charitable organization (Malik) founded to build houses for women and orphans…”

 

The BHOF funded the Barack H. Obama Recreation Center and Rest Area in Nyan’oma Kogelo, designated land for a mosque, a mosque structure, and a well. The BHOF raised money by falsely claiming to be a tax-exempt charity.

 

When chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center filed a complaint with the IRS, not only was it never investigated but Malik was allowed to submit an application (May 23rd, 2011) to the IRS which was met with a 501(c)(3) approval letter that illegally granted the group’s tax-exempt status retroactively, 38 months.

 

According to National Legal and Policy Center, this constitutes “common law fraud and potentially even federal mail fraud.” MSOF has a similar case, it essentially operates as a non-profit; it uses California Community Foundation (CCF), itself a 501(c)(3) based in Los Angeles, CA. CCF transfers donations marked for MSOF out of the U.S. MSOF’s operations are quite illegal based on Musa Obama’s own admission on Al-Jazeera and by monitoring MSOF’s activities in the Middle East. It operates as a fundraising entity in which 90% of such funds are raised from major U.S. institutions to send Kenyan students to the top 3 most radical Wahhabist madrassas in Saudi Arabia. When he was Secretary of State, Colin Powell testified in 2004 before the House Appropriations Committee that madrassas were breeding grounds for “fundamentalists and terrorists…”

 

On October 16, 2003, in a memo to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other top Pentagon officials, then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld put forth a similar view. From documented studies, it is concluded that several of president Obama’s family members – including Grand Mother Mama Sarah (MSOF Foundation) including her fundraisers Uncle Sayed (Saeed, Sayid, etc.) Obama and Cousin Musa Ismail Obama, who admitted on al-Jazeera Arabic television, to funding scholarships from Africa to the top Wahhabi madrassas in Saudi Arabia.

 

Now with Malik Obama’s activities, a clandestine team that funds the promotion of global terrorism appears to be made up of several Obama family members.

Saudi Arabian Ambassador To Britain Denies Funding Syrian Islamists

Saudi Arabia denies funding Daash

Shafaq News zawya

Saturday, 01 February 2014
A Saudi newspaper denied on Saturday a story published by a British newspaper on funding ” Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ” , what is known for short as ” Daash ” , describing it as a ” false allegations”.

The official Saudi news agency quoted , the Saudi ambassador to Britain, Mohammed bin Nawaf of what he considered as ” false allegations by The Independent newspaper on his country,” which appeared in an article titled ” Middle Eastern regimes fighting al-Qaeda now.”

The agency said that , “The Saudi ambassador said in a letter published in the same newspaper , this week that the false claims made ​​in the article about Kingdom of Saudi Arabia funding the so-called organization of the state of Iraq and the Levant Islamic and described it as false , adding that the Saudi Embassy totally rejects such accusations and consider them as misleading”.

The Saudi ambassador noted in his letter , that ” his country’s position towards the violent extremism file is supposed to be clear ,” but he considered ” the allegations made in the article as an opportunity to clarify the position of his country , and confirm it again.

The ambassador added that ” Saudi Arabia is continuing in its efforts to show its support for the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian opposition and want the same thing from the world .”

He added that Saudi Arabia ” has repeatedly stressed that it is tirelessly providing support for the forces of moderation which is the most effective way to retard the growth of the extremism forces inside Syria.”

The British writer , Robert Fisk had published an article in the ” Independent newspaper ” , in the fifth of last month , in which he accused Saudi Arabia of funding ” Daash organization ” , which is fighting in Syria, both of the Free Syrian Army and the regime of Bashar al-Assad together .

It is worth mentioning that battles are taking place between the police forces and tribesmen loyal to the government against al ” Daash ” in Anbar province

© Shafaq News 2014

Saudi Arabia shuns Syria extremists  

amb Mohammed bin Nawaf

Mohammed bin Nawaf  Al Saud

The false claims made in the article “Now it’s Middle Eastern regimes fighting al-Qa’ida” (6 January) about the Kingdom financing the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are of the utmost seriousness. The Embassy refutes such implications and finds them an inaccurate and misleading account of the situation.

We would assume our attitude towards violent extremism is clear. In the light of the article, however, we would like to take this opportunity to again clarify our position and the imprecision of this accusation.

Saudi Arabia continues to show its support for the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian Opposition. Global hesitation to do the same, we believe, is acting as a large barrier in movement towards peace. It is only too easy to assign blame for indecisiveness and hesitation in the support of the Syrian Opposition to fear of indirectly enabling the involvement of al-Qaeda within Syria.

In reality, it is this lack of international involvement that is paving the way for terrorist-affiliated networks to breed within Syria. Saudi Arabia has unremittingly emphasised that provision of support to forces of moderation is the most effective manner in which to stunt the growth of forces of extremism within Syria.

The Kingdom continues through the Friends of Syria group to urge the international community to be more courageous in displaying their support for the coalition and the Free Syrian Army, who are in desperate need of international assistance.

Mohammed bin Nawaf  Al Saud

Ambassador, Embassy of Saudi Arabia, London W1

Sunday 5 January 2014

Now it’s Middle Eastern regimes fighting al-Qa’ida,

while the US ties itself up in knots

This is “Arab unity” as we have never seen it before. But watch out

And so, for the first time in recent history, it seems that the “war against terror” – and specifically against al-Qa’ida – is being fought by Middle East regimes rather than their foreign investors.

Sure, American drones still smash into al-Qa’ida operatives, wedding parties and innocent homes in Pakistan. But it’s General al-Sisi of Egypt, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran – even powerless President Michel Sleiman of Lebanon – who are now fighting “terrorists”.

It shows how powerful the bad guys have become that mutually antagonistic dictators and satraps can gang together against America’s enemy. This is “Arab unity” as we have never seen it before. The Ottoman Empire lives again. But watch out.

You need to put on a tin hat to avoid the ironies crashing out of the sky. John Kerry – now the most outrageously funny Secretary of State in US history, he who promised an “unbelievably small” airstrike against Syria – says America supports the secular rebels against Assad, who are fighting the Islamist rebels who are fighting against Assad even though the US still wants the overthrow of – you guessed it – Bashar al-Assad.

Meanwhile private Saudi money is still pouring into Syria to help the al-Qa’ida-associated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) – against whom Bashar and the secular Free Syrian Army are now fighting – while the Saudis also contribute billions to Sisi’s army in Egypt which is fighting identical al-Qa’ida-linked “terror” in Sinai and now, it appears, in Cairo itself. And if you are confused by all this, try Lebanon.

Last week, the authorities claimed to have arrested Majid bin Mohamed al-Majid, one of the “most wanted” al-Qa’ida men in Saudi Arabia. All they had to do to confirm this extraordinary detention was to use DNA to check the man’s identity. This came only weeks after Lebanese Shias blamed Saudi “terrorists” for blowing up the Iranian embassy in Beirut, an attack followed by the assassination of a prominent Sunni politician and then – last week – by a further attack on Shias in the Hezbollah-controlled southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital. No sooner had Sunni ex-minister Mohammed Chatah been car-bombed to death, than the Americans promised more money to the Lebanese army. How, then, could the Lebanese avoid being drawn into the “anti-terrorist” war after arresting Majid? Miraculously – and there have been a lot of miracles in the Middle East region, as we all know – the Lebanese not only confirmed that they had indeed got the right man, but that he had regrettably died of organ failure while in their custody. Phew!

Majid al-Majid, who died today in custody in Lebanon, is the alleged leader of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an al-Qa'ida-linked group that has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut in November Majid al-Majid was the alleged leader of the group that claimed responsibility for the attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut in November

But US support for the Lebanese military will go ahead. Just as Washington is now offering more missiles and planes to the Shia sub-dictator President Maliki of Iraq if he goes on biffing Sunni insurgents and al-Qa’ida men in Anbar province. History, of course, repeats itself in Fallujah and Ramadi, the two cities repeatedly conquered and then re-conquered and then re-conquered for a third time by US forces after the illegal invasion of 2003. In 2004, the Marines claimed they had wiped out al-Qa’ida in Fallujah, then handed the city over to Baathist policemen. Then the Americans virtually destroyed the city around the heads of al-Qa’ida after another few months – we will not mention the use of US phosphorous shells and the outbreak of childbirth abnormalities more than five years later – and now the largely Shia Iraqi army is fighting the Sunni tribesmen of Fallujah. Who are in turn (be patient, readers) claiming they are fighting the local al-Qa’ida groups, just as the Free Syrian Army insists that it is now in combat against the same al-Qa’ida groups in Syria.

Meanwhile Kerry – who has not invited the Iranians to the Geneva 2 talks on Syria – says Iran might play a valuable role “on the sidelines” (has ever an invitation to Iran appeared more insulting?) while the main Syrian opposition forces have no intention of taking part in the Swiss conference. Geneva 2, in other words, is a dead duck; just like the Palestinian-Israeli talks of which Kerry still speaks with optimism – a sure sign that this particular duck is also dying.

Who now remembers the Arab Awakening – or “spring” as some of my colleagues still insist on calling it? Well, let’s just take a look at an ominous statement this past weekend in which the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the latest bomb in Beirut – the one that killed at least four civilians in the Hezbollah suburbs. So now Isil – as I suppose we must call it – acknowledges it is fighting on three fronts: Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. So we have Arab regime unity at last. As for America – well, I guess they’ll go on supporting the Free Syrian Army which is fighting al-Qa’ida which is fighting Bashar whom Washington wants to dethrone.

America’s Muslim Brotherhood friends in Egypt have just been formally classed as “terrorists” by Sisi who is supported by the country which is paying – long live Salafism – for Islamist “terror” in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. And Saudi Arabia – the key to the whole fandango, though no one will say this – remains a close and “moderate” friend of America. Say no more.

The Royal Saudi Decree Defining Democratic Expression As Terrorism

[The following decree is impossible to understand without access to a Saudi law library.]

Crown Prince Chairs Cabinet Session

​​HRH the Crown Prince Chairing the Session

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, chaired the Cabinet’s session Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday afternoon.
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After reviewing the report submitted by the Interior Ministry on the draft penal system for crimes of terrorism and its financing, and decision of Majlis Al-Shura Council No. (45/44) dated 24/07/1432 AH, the Cabinet decided as follows:
First: Approval of a penal system for crimes of terrorism and its financing, as attached to the resolution:
Second: Provisions – referred to in clause (Second) of the Royal Decree No. (M / 31) dated 11/05/1433 AH shall be in effect – on penalties related to crimes of financing terrorism, terrorist acts and terrorist organizations, stipulated in the Anti-Money Laundering Act, issued by Royal Decree No. (M/39) dated 25/06/1424 AH, until the issuance of provisions relating to such penalties.
A royal decree has been prepared for that.
Among the most prominent features of the penal system against the crimes of terrorism and its financing:
First: It is considered a procedural penal system in which the principle of balance has been taken into consideration between the risks being resulted from such crimes, and the protection of human rights being preserved and confirmed by Islamic (Sharia) law.
Second: The penal System defined the meaning of terrorist offense as any act done by the offender pursuant to a criminal scheme being carried out, individually or collectively, directly or indirectly, aiming to disturb public order, undermining the security of society and the stability of the State, endangering its national unity, disabling the country’s Basic Law or some of its articles, defaming the State or its status, inflicting damages on one of the State’s facilities or natural resources, attempting to compel one of its powers to take undesired action or otherwise, threatening to carry out actions leading to the aforementioned goals or inciting to commit them.
Third: The penal system specified the procedures necessary and guarantees due when dealing with a suspect of committing a terrorist crime or financing it. Most prominent of these procedures and guarantees are the authorization of the Minister of Interior to stop proceedings of charges laid against whoever initiates to report on one of the crimes contained in the system – before starting judicial proceedings – and cooperate with the competent authorities during the investigation to catch the perpetrators or others who may be linked to a similar crime in terms of its type or severity. The penal system also authorized the Minister of Interior for the release of the detained or sentenced during serving a prison sentence.”

Saudi anti terrorism decree

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“Approval of the crimes of terrorism and its financing 03/30/1435 The Council of Ministers after seeing the treatment received from the Royal Court (no. 17138 ) dated 20/03/1433 AH , containing a telegram of His Royal Highness the Minister of Interior No. 1 ( u / 30936 ) dated 06/05/1428 AH in a draft penal system for crimes of terrorism and its financing . Having examined the Royal Decree No. (M / 31) and the date of 11/05/1433 AH . After examining the records No. ( 190 ) dated 05/07/1432 AH , and No. ( 300 ) dated 10/07/1432 AH , and No. ( 402 ) dated 09/24/1432 AH , and No. ( 535 ) dated 12/20/1432 AH , and the number ( 350 ) dated 06/22/1433 AH , and No. ( 173 ) dated 03/28/1434 AH , and No. ( 510 ) dated 09/14/1434 AH , and No. (18 ) dated 04/01/1435 AH , and number (20) and the date of 8/1 / e in 1435 , and No. ( 49 ) dated 01/16/1435 AH , and memorandum No. ( 654 ) dated 12/01/1434 AH , in the stomach experts Bureau . After consideration of the Shura Council resolution No. ( 45/44 ) dated 07/24/1432 AH . Having considered the recommendation of the General Committee of the Council of Ministers No. (100 ) dated 30/01/1435 AH . Decides as follows : First, the approval of the crimes of terrorism and its financing , as accompaniment . Second, continue to work provisions – referred to in clause ( ii) of the Royal Decree No. (M / 31) and the date of 11/05/1433 AH – related penalties related to crimes of financing terrorism, terrorist acts and terrorist organizations , stipulated in the Anti-Money Laundering , issued Royal Decree No. (M / 39 ) dated 25/06/1424 AH , and until such time as the release of provisions relating to such sanctions and work under them . A draft royal decree this, phrased to accompany this . Third, the allocation of the circle in the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution to investigate the offense of financing terrorism , after the readiness of the Commission to do so. Deputy Prime Minister”

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Saudi Jihadis–The Source of Lebanon’s Troubles

Lebanon’s Saudi Jihadis in a League of Their Own

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Nevertheless, not all jihadis are created equal. Indeed, Saudis are seen to enjoy a position of seniority among jihadi groups due to two factors: their wealth and the status of Saudi Arabia as a bastion of Salafi-jihadism – the ideological wellspring of al-Qaeda and its ilk. (Photo: Haytham El-Mousawe).

By: Radwan Mortada

Published Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dozens of Saudi members of al-Qaeda are incarcerated in Lebanon, while dozens of others who came to Lebanon to “liberate it from its infidel regime” and establish an Islamic state, have been killed in the country. Saudi jihadis in Lebanon have been accused of involvement in many incidents, from the assassination of Rafik Hariri to fighting in the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp.

Jihadis do not recognize political borders between countries because they believe all the world is “God’s land,” and the land of Islam and Muslims is one. For this reason, one may encounter jihadis of all nationalities, brought together by a fundamentalist brand of Islam, crossing borders to fight until victory, or more often, death.

Nevertheless, not all jihadis are created equal. Indeed, Saudis are seen to enjoy a position of seniority among jihadi groups due to two factors: their wealth and the status of Saudi Arabia as a bastion of Salafi-jihadism – the ideological wellspring of al-Qaeda and its ilk.

Below are snippets from the history of Saudi jihadis in Lebanon, where Saudis have been sentenced to prison for forming extremist cells, carrying out terrorist acts, and involvement in criminal activities related to car theft, drug dealing, and fraud.

Faisal Akbar, 35, is considered the longest-serving Saudi prisoner in Lebanon. Akbar was arrested more than seven years ago and sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was released months ago after the prison year in Lebanon was reduced to nine months. Akbar was one of the most prominent detainees in the “Group of 13,” which confessed to assassinating former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri before retracting its statements.Fahd al-Moghames, born 1979, is another prominent Saudi jihadi caught in Lebanon. He was arrested in June 2007 and was also sentenced to 10 years in prison. A Lebanese military tribunal recommended the death sentence for Moghames, who led an al-Qaeda-affiliated group of Lebanese, Syrian, and Palestinian nationals in the Bekaa Valley.

According to the text of the indictment issued by Judge Rashid Mezher, Moghames left Saudi in late 2003 to fight US troops in Iraq. Moghames carried a false passport bearing the name of Ahmad Tuwaijri. Mezher noted Moghames’s movements between the Ain al-Helweh refugee camp and the Bekaa, and his efforts to create armed terror cells to instigate Sunni-Shia strife in Lebanon.

Next is Abdullah al-Bishi, born 1976, who is known by other names, including Abu Abdul-Malek. He was arrested in February 2007. So far, he has served five years and five months in prison, but he remains on trial in terrorism-related cases.

Bishi was one of the individuals arrested for their activities in the terrorist group known as Fatah al-Islam during the incidents of Nahr al-Bared. It was soon revealed that Bishi had been dispatched by al-Qaeda to offer guidance to the jihadis during their battles against the Lebanese army at the Palestinian refugee camp.

According to the text of the indictment issued by Judge Ghassan Owaidat, Bishi acted as “a religious guide for Fatah al-Islam and al-Qaeda.” Interestingly, however, Bishi said during his detention that most Saudis who joined Fatah al-Islam (62 people) had fallen prey to Shaker al-Absi, leader of Fatah al-Islam, who Bishi said had taken advantage of the Saudis to seize money from them.

The fourth most prominent Saudi prisoner in Lebanon is Mohammed Saleh al-Souweyed, who is believed to be one of the most important “men of al-Qaeda” to ever enter to Lebanon. All four Saudis were arrested on terrorism charges and for involvement in terrorist operations, according to investigations carried out by the Information Branch of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces.

In addition to those, there are eight Saudi prisoners in Lebanon, including some detained in terror cases and others in criminal cases. In the former category, the cases include the assassination of Hariri, Fatah al-Islam’s activities, and a series of bombings targeting the Lebanese army and UNIFIL.

One of the Saudi prisoners held for his alleged role in these cases is Talal al-Saeiri, born 1984, who was arrested in September 2007 and has yet to be sentenced by the military tribunal. Other Saudi prisoners include the following individuals, all of whom remain on trial: Mohammed al-Mutairi, born 1982, arrested in September 2007; Ayed al-Qahtani, born 1958, arrested in June 2007; and Mubarak al-Karbi, born 1978, arrested in September 2007.

While these individuals were arrested after the defeat inflicted on Fatah al-Islam, dozens were killed in action and buried in Tripoli’s Ghurabaa cemetery.

Fatah al-Islam’s project for an Islamic emirate in Lebanon was not the first one to involve Saudis, nor was it the last. To be sure, after a lull that lasted a few years, the Arab Spring has now turned, thanks to Salafi-jihadis, into a “Salafi Spring” across the whole Arab world.

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This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.

There Is No “Al-Qaeda In Iraq,” Only An Official Cover Story for US Army Covert Actions

[There is no AQ In Iraq, no ISIL, nor any "Islamic State In Syria (Sham)....there are only secret military operations needing a name, an excuse to be, most of all, a real leader.  Today, the state of Iraq, Interior Ministry released the following photo of the man who is known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.]

Iraq releases rare ‘ISIS chief’ photo

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A handout picture released by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior (MOI) shows a photograph purportedly of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, an Al-Qaeda-linked group fighting in Iraq and Syria. AFP PHOTO / MOI/ HO

THIS IS CLEARLY NOT THE MAN IN THE PHOTO BELOW.

[This is the man that is currently pretending to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, alleged to be leader of Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, the guy who is supposedly leading the insurrection against the Free Syrian Army.  Would that make him a "terrorist" or an "actor," since he is playing a role in this grand production?  In the performance, we see a weird, unintended script twist, where life imitates art, meaning that the Baghdadi guy is much like the "Mandarin" character from "Ironman 3," played by Sir Ben Kingsley. 

The actor playing a role to cover military action.  Perhaps “Al-Qaeda In Levant” is a “Sham,” existing only on video (SEE:  U.S. Military: ‘Islamic State of Iraq’ Fronted by Imaginary Leader).  

“Baghdadi” was allegedly the man in charge of the Iraqi group, after original leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed. 

As for Zarqawi himself, he was allegedly killed in Chechnya, long before the second Iraq War, according to respected Jordanian/Chechen terrorist leader, Ibn al-Khattab. 

abu-musab-al-zarqawi  This is an early photo of Zarqawi.   Is the guy who was killed as “al-Zarqawi” the same guy? ]
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BAGHDAD: The Iraqi interior ministry Wednesday published a photograph purportedly of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, an Al-Qaeda-linked group fighting in Iraq and Syria.

The photograph, the first of its kind published by an official source, provides a rare glimpse of the man leading a militant group blamed for killing countless Iraqis, as well as fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The black-and-white picture shows a balding man with a beard wearing a suit and tie.

“Intelligence forces have obtained a recent portrait of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and they also got three handwritten letters,” said the statement accompanying the photograph, published on the ministry’s website.

“The security forces call on the people to provide any information that helps lead to the arrest of this criminal.”

Baghdadi’s group has been blamed for a litany of attacks across Iraq in recent months, and ISIS has been involved in a deadly standoff with government forces in western Iraq’s Anbar province.

In Syria, ISIS has also been fighting not only forces loyal to Assad but also fellow rebel groups. The ISIS leader has, however, reached out to other rebel groups in a bid to curb the infighting.

ISIS, which was previously the Islamic State of Iraq, was formed in April 2013 when Baghdadi sought to merge his group with Al-Nusra Front, but they rejected the alliance and pledged allegiance directly to Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Since then, the two groups have functioned separately.

Reaping the Fruits of American Pseudo-Democracy In the Middle East

[The pseudo-democracy that the US State Dept. has managed to sell to the desperate masses of the Middle East is the cause of the bloodbaths.  We sold them "HOPE," wrapped-up in a pretty package, while allowing the Qataris to pump millions into the Brotherhood, without creating a reciprocal support structure for the real Democrats of Egypt.   The same methodology for destabilization was previously perfected Gaza and Iraq, with the same results.  The fact that the Saudis have chosen to pour vast amounts of their fortune into reversing the damage done by this process in Egypt by undermining the pseudo-democracy after the fact, is just another way to prolong the bloodshed and to discredit real "Democracy" in the Arab world.  By allowing the Saudis to salvage their puppets in Egypt at the price of destroying Big D "Democracy," while doing the same to Syria, we are ensuring that the Big D we pretend to defend never has a real chance to undermine the most insidious regime of them all...the one sitting in Riyadh.]

Collapsing colossus

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Police officers inspect the site of a bomb attack in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014.  (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Police officers inspect the site of a bomb attack in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

The bomb attacks targeting Egypt’s capital Friday represent a disturbing development for the country’s stability, and highlight the presence of a growing segment of society which feels completely negated by the current system.

Those who care about the region had tried to convince themselves Egypt was immune to the type and scale of violence that has befallen Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Syria, among others, but worryingly, it looks as though this is not the case.

The region’s giant, Egypt seemed too big to fall, and while attacks targeting security forces have grown increasingly frequent in the Sinai and other provinces, these are the first major incidents in Cairo.

Certainly, all the ingredients for widespread violence are there: extremely high levels of poverty and unemployment, a lack of education, and a hangover from decades of an often cruel and oppressive military dictatorship. The population has grown enormously over the last 50 years, but without the needed economic, urban and social planning.

Stability is needed, badly. A climate of confidence and calm must be nurtured if these violent attacks are going to cease any time soon.

After winning the first free elections, the Muslim Brotherhood neglected its opportunity to govern fairly, but depressingly, it appears that their form of dictatorship has been replaced by an army dictatorship, not unlike the era of Mubarak.

But if this new regime is going to have any hope of lasting in place longer than its predecessors, it must choose to embrace its enemies, rather than remaining in permanent confrontation with them. Those Brotherhood supporters, not an insignificant minority, must be made to feel that they have a place in this new Egypt.

Royal Hypocrite Turki Demands Withdrawal of Foreign Militias–Shiites Only

Davos 2014: Saudi prince says foreign militias must leave Syria

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Prince Turki bin Faisal al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, Chairman of King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, gestures during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Jan.24, 2014. (Reuters)

“A senior member of the Saudi royal family attacked the United States on Friday over its policy on Syria, and called for a United Nations resolution to pull ‘Iraqi and Lebanese Shi’ite militia’ out of the war-torn Middle Eastern country.”

THE WHOLE STORY.

“Geneva Surrender Talks” Fail When Assad Refuses To Surrender Syria To International Terrorist Invasion

[One side believes that it is under siege by an international army of foreign terrorists and their secular sympathizers, while the other side, under collective authority of the international majority, demands that Assad surrender his authority as Syrian Commander-In-Chief to the internationalists as a precondition to "peace talks," which should really be called "surrender talks." The absolutely unreasonable circumstances that have been forced upon all of the Syrian people because of the campaign of political agitation, followed by military hostilities, that has been carried-out by the international coalition invested in the overthrow of Bashar al-Asad represents great crimes against humanity of the First Order. The powerful foreign interests who have engineered this democratic-revolutionary war in Syria, as well as other regional conflicts, are responsible for the deaths in this war, as well as the terror used in inflicting those deaths. If Bashar has chosen to repel the international invasion by foreign terrorists by meeting "terror with terror," then where does the the responsibility lie? Were US authorities guilty of war crimes when they tortured terrorists to death? Were they more guilty than the terrorists' sponsors?]

Assad’s envoys threaten to quit peace talks

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In this Jan. 22, 2014, photo, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, right, speaks during a joint news conference with UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi in Montreux, Switzerland. Syria's government and the Opposition refused to come face to face at the peace talksscheduled for Friday in Geneva to end the three year-long civil war that is unsettling the entire Middle East.
AP In this Jan. 22, 2014, photo, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, right, speaks during a joint news conference with UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi in Montreux, Switzerland. Syria’s government and the Opposition refused to come face to face at the peace talksscheduled for Friday in Geneva to end the three year-long civil war that is unsettling the entire Middle East.
 

Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said that his delegation was prepared to walk out if efforts to secure a face-to-face meeting with opposition representatives fail.

Syrian government envoys threatened on Friday to leave a peace conference on ending the conflict should efforts to secure a face-to-face meeting with opposition representatives fail.

Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told U.N. and Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi that his delegation was prepared to walk out of the talks if the historic meeting doesn’t happen by Saturday, the Information Ministry said.

Mr. Brahimi held talks with government representatives, and is expected to meet opposition leaders separately later on Friday.

The main point of contention is the future of President Bashar al-Assad. The opposition says he must go, and the government insists the issue is a “red line” that is not up for discussion.

Information Minister Amran Zoubi said in a statement before the meeting with Mr. Brahimi that the regime had not agreed to the formation of an interim government, the cornerstone of a blueprint agreed at an international conference on Syria in 2012.

The opposition said it was committed to the talks, as long as a discussion of a political transition is on the agenda.

Mr. Brahimi wants the sides to meet at the UN’s offices in Geneva, Switzerland, where it is believed talks will centre on the release of prisoners and detainees and the possibility of opening besieged towns and villages to humanitarian aid deliveries.

The two sides clashed openly over the conference’s focus at a launch ceremony Wednesday in the Swiss town of Montreux.

Mr. Assad’s representatives insisted the gathering be devoted to tackling the threat of “terrorism” from extremist groups in Syria.

The Syrian National Coalition (SNC) demanded that negotiations open with discussions on the formation of an interim government and the departure of Mr. Assad.

On the eve of the face-to-face talks, SNC chief Ahmad Jarba dismissed the Assad regime as “dying” and “criminal.” Syrian officials questioning the legitimacy of the coalition.

Nevertheless, opposition delegates remained hopeful that progress could be made toward finding a solution to end the violence that has claimed more than 130,000 lives.

“We know that the road to an agreement over a political solution is a long one, but every journey starts with a first step,” Burhan Ghalioun, an opposition delegate, told DPA.

Should the initial two-day talks prove a success, opposition delegates and mediators expect the negotiations to stretch on from several weeks to six month, rotating to different European cities.

3rd Egyptian Police/Intelligence Building Bombed, Clearing Path from Cairo To Sinai

[DAMN...nailed this one...[SEE:  2nd Egyptian Security Center Bombed North of Cairo]
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The Mansoura bombing was in Daqahliya (7), Sharqiya province (23), Ismailia (12)

“Look for the Egyptian Security building in Ismailia to be hit next, since this security zone is now the only path from Cairo to the Sinai with a fully intact security organization.”

UPDATE 6: Cairo hit by three bomb blasts on Friday, killing 5

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Wrecked building of Cairo Security Directorate after Friday blast, Cairo, Egypt, January 24, 2014 (Photo: Mai Shaheen)

Large blast at central Cairo police headquarters on Friday morning is followed by smaller explosions in Dokki and Talbiya

Five people have been killed in three separate bomb attacks in Greater Cairo on Friday morning.

A large blast ripped through a security building in central Cairo early on Friday, killing four and injuring 76 others, according to the health ministry.

The explosion at the Cairo Security Directorate in Bab El-Khalk district blew out the windows of the building and stripped off parts of its façade, state TV reported.

According to a statement by the interior ministry, a car packed with explosives was passing in front of the directorate and stopped suddenly in front of the gate before exploding. The attack took place at around 6:30am local time and was heard across several parts of the capital.

TV footage showed wrecked floors of the multi-storey building and a damaged facade of the nearby Museum of Islamic Arts. The minister of state for antiquities told journalists in a statement after touring the site that “some artefacts” inside the museum had also been damaged.

Police have cordoned off the area and ambulances rushed to the scene to transport the wounded

Large crowds of onlookers chanted slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, including: “the people want the execution of the Brotherhood. Execution for Morsi.” The Brotherhood was designated a terrorist organisation by the cabinet in December.

An Ahram Online reporter at the scene an hour after the blast said she saw a badly mangled vehicle stained with blood parked in front of the police compound. Some of the building’s walls have collapsed.

The attack has also caused water pipes in the area to explode, and vacuum excavators were sent to remove the water pooling in the street, the reporter added.

Later on, one person was killed when a primitive bomb exploded after being thrown at a police vehicle near a metro station in Giza, deputy Giza security chief Mahmoud Farouk told state TV.

TV footage showed a police cordon around El-Behous metro station in Giza’s Dokki district.

At least 11 others were reportedly wounded in the attack.

A third bomb also exploded later on Friday morning at a police station in Talbiya district in Giza. The interior ministry said the bomb was small and had caused no casualties.

“It’s a vile, desperate attempt by evil terrorist forces to disrupt the success Egypt and its people have achieved in the [transitional] roadmap and the passing of the new constitution,” Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi commented, in reference to the Cairo bomb.

The attacks came only one day ahead of the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled president Hosni Mubarak, raising the spectre of further violence.

“They don’t want the people to celebrate,” interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim told reporters while inspecting the explosion site in Cairo, adding that he was certain that “millions would take to the streets” on Saturday to celebrate the revolution nonetheless. He added that the “despicable attack” would not hamper police “in their war against black terrorism.”

A spate of recent explosions in densely populated areas has raised fears that militant activity in the border Sinai Peninsula, which has spiked since Morsi’s removal, would take its toll on other parts of the country.

But the Brotherhood has repeatedly denied any links to the attacks.

In one of the deadliest attacks, a December bombing of a security headquarters the Nile Delta city of Mansoura killed 16 people, mostly policemen.

A bomb also exploded outside a Cairo court just before polls were to set to open in last week’s constitutional referendum, leaving no casualties.

An Al-Qaeda-inspired group, Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, has claimed responsibility for most of the recent attacks in which scores of policemen and soldiers were killed. The group says the violence is in revenge for the killings and arrests of Islamists as part of a broad security crackdown. But there was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday’s attack.

The group also claimed a failed assassination attempt on the interior minister in Cairo in September.

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Have the Mystery Snipers of “Spring” Appeared In Kyiv?

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The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office has confirmed reports on two people who died from gunshot wounds in the center of Kyiv. 

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office has confirmed reports on two people who died from gunshot wounds in the center of Kyiv.

“An unidentified man called 102 [police] at 0626 to say that there was a man’s corpse in the National Academy of Sciences library [the parliamentary library on Hrushevskoho Street in Kyiv]. The caller, who did not provide any information about himself, said the corpse was first brought to the Trade Unions House, and then it was relocated to the library,” the Prosecutor General’s Office said in a statement.

Policemen uncovered the corpse of a man with gunshot wounds to the head and the chest in the library hall. There were a passport and personal belongings on him.

Another man with gunshot wounds was brought unconscious to the library at about 0900 and died later, the Prosecutor General’s Office said.

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The Kyiv city police department denies that law enforcement officers used firearms during the protests on Hrushevskoho Street in the center of Kyiv.

“The police didn’t use firearms,” the department told Interfax-Ukraine on Wednesday.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office confirmed earlier on Wednesday that at least two people died from gunshot wounds during the protests. The circumstances of these deaths have yet to be determined.

Earlier reports from Kyiv indicated that the law enforcement used tear gas, flash bang grenades, and rubber bullets against the protesters on Hrushevskoho Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saudi Royals On the Run from Real “Islamists,” Look To Rawalpindi for Salvation

[Fearing a repeat of the Grand Mosque Takeover in 1979, the Saudis are starting to wise-up to the revolutionary nature of the "Islamist" fire that they are playing with in Syria.  The choice to weaponize "Islam," in order to raise their nightmare pipe dream of an "Islamist NATO" of "holy warriors," was always a very great dangerous gamble for the royals.  The great risk was that the Arab royals might accidentally raise an army of true "militant Islamist" believers, who fight for "Allah," rather than an army of mercenary pseudo-Islamists.  A true Jihadi Army would recognize that the corrupt Wahhabi regime was an even greater evil than Bashar al-Asad and direct their fire at Riyadh.  

The Islamist fighters of Juhayman al-Otaibi and his "Ikhwan" (Muslim Brotherhood) seized the Grand Mosque because they believed it was being corrupted by the Saud regime.  The seige was a first step in a global "Holy War."  Seizing the mosque was intended to bring-down the corrupt regime in Riyadh.  Had the tenacious Muslim fighters (who had no fear of death) been able to hold-out against the royals' countermeasures, then the sacred Jihadi fire would have been ignited in Saudi Arabia, instead of in the mountains of Afghanistan, where Riyadh managed to safely deflect it, with the help of Pakistan.  If truth would be known, we would now understand that Islamabad provided much more strategic aid to Riyadh in 1979 than just providing the special forces soldiers who flushed the militants out of the web of tunnels underneath the Kaaba area.  Pakistan provided Riyadh an "Islamist relief valve" along the Durand Line.  Without that "safety valve," to channel the wave of militant "weaponized" Islam, it would have exploded all over the Sunni Muslim world.  It would have been like it is now, with revolutionary jihadism popping-up everywhere that social tensions have built up.  The Pentagon war plan for its terror war has produced this result, basically creating the circumstances required to bring-about the "global caliphate" that it had been warning us about. 

The Pentagon Paradox, it dreams-up an impossible danger, then makes it become real.

Riyadh is once again looking to Pakistan to save it from the Frankenstein monsters that it has created (SEE:  Bolstering ties: Riyadh seeks enhanced security collaboration)].  Pakistan, with assistance from the US, helped Riyadh to channel the militant “Islamists” fever of Juhayman and the Brotherhood into an anti-communist “Jihad” in Afghanistan.  The Saudis foolishly thought that they could control an army of “holy warriors” with money, even though they only fight for Islam do the same against another Muslim government without exposing themselves as the true “Enemy of Islam.”]

Saudi Arabia’s Shadow War

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The Kingdom is turning to Pakistan to train Syria’s rebels. It’s a partnership that once went very wrong in Afghanistan. Will history repeat itself?

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BEIRUT — Saudi Arabia, having largely abandoned hope that the United States will spearhead international efforts to topple the Assad regime, is embarking on a major new effort to train Syrian rebel forces. And according to three sources with knowledge of the program, Riyadh has enlisted the help of Pakistani instructors to do it.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, along with the CIA, also supported the Afghan rebels against the Soviet-backed government during the 1980s. That collaboration contains a cautionary note for the current day: The fractured Afghan rebels were unable to govern after the old regime fell, paving the way for chaos and the rise of the Taliban. Some of the insurgents, meanwhile, transformed into al Qaeda and eventually turned their weapons against their former patrons.

While the risk of blowback has been discussed in Riyadh, Saudis with knowledge of the training program describe it as an antidote to extremism, not a potential cause of it. They have described the kingdom’s effort as having two goals — toppling the Assad regime, and weakening al Qaeda-linked groups in the country. Prince Turki, the former Saudi intelligence chief and envoy to Washington, said in a recent interview that the mainstream opposition must be strengthened so that it could protect itself “these extremists who are coming from all over the place” to impose their own ideologies on Syria.

The ramped up Saudi effort has been spurred by the kingdom’s disillusionment with the United States. A Saudi insider with knowledge of the program described how Riyadh had determined to move ahead with its plans after coming to the conclusion that President Barack Obama was simply not prepared to move aggressively to oust Assad. “We didn’t know if the Americans would give [support] or not, but nothing ever came through,” the source said. “Now we know the president just didn’t want it.”

Pakistan’s role is so far relatively small, though another source with knowledge of Saudi thinking said that a plan was currently being debated to give Pakistan responsibility for training two rebel brigades, or around 5,000 to 10,000 fighters. Carnegie Middle East Center fellow Yezid Sayigh first noted the use of Pakistani instructors, writing that the Saudis were planning to build a Syrian rebel army of roughly 40,000 to 50,000 soldiers.

“The only way Assad will think about giving up power is if he’s faced with the threat of a credible, armed force,” said the Saudi insider.

A State Department official declined to comment on the Saudi training program.

Saudi Arabia’s decision to move forward with training the Syrian rebels independent of the United States is the latest sign of a split between the two longtime allies. In Syria, Saudi officials were aggrieved by Washington’s decision to cancel a strike on the Assad regime in reprisal for its chemical weapons attack on the Damascus suburbs this summer. A top Saudi official told the Washington Post that Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan was unaware of the cancelation of the strike. “We found about it from CNN,” he said.

As a result, Saudi Arabia has given up on hopes that the United States would spearhead efforts to topple Assad and decided to press forward with its own plans to bolster rebel forces. That effort relies on a network of Saudi allies in addition to Pakistan, such as Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, and France.

As Sayigh laid out in his Carnegie paper, Saudi Arabia is attempting to build “a new national army” for the rebels — a force with an “avowedly Sunni ideology” that could seize influence from mainstream Syrian opposition groups. In addition to its training program in Jordan, Saudi Arabia also helped organize the unification of roughly 50 rebel brigades into “the Army of Islam” under the leadership of Zahran Alloush, a Salafist commander whose father is a cleric based in the kingdom.

Given the increased Islamization of rebel forces on the ground, analysts say, it only makes sense that Saudi Arabia would throw its support behind Salafist groups. These militias “happen to be the most strategically powerful organizations on the ground,” said Charles Lister, an analyst with IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre. “If Saudi Arabia does indeed follow such a strategy… it could well stand to become a major power player in the conflict.”

In calling on Pakistan to assist in toppling Assad, Saudi Arabia can draw on its deep alliance with Islamabad. The two countries have long shared defense ties: Saudi Arabia has given more aid to Pakistani than to any non-Arab country, according to former CIA officer Bruce Riedel, and also allegedly helped fund Islamabad’s nuclear program. In return, Pakistan based troops in Saudi Arabia multiple times over three decades to protect the royals’ grip on power.

The current Pakistani government, in particular, is closely tied to Saudi Arabia. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted from power in 1999 by a military coup – the Saudis allegedly brokered a deal that kept him from prison. Sharif would spend the next seven years in exile, mainly in Saudi Arabia. “For the Saudis, Sharif is a key partner in a key allied state,” said Arif Rafiq, an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute.

But despite close collaboration in the past, Saudi Arabia may find its old allies chafing at the sheer scope of its ambitions in Syria. One Pakistani source with close ties to military circles confirmed that Saudi Arabia had requested assistance on Syria over the summer — but argued that Pakistani capabilities and interests were not conducive to a sweeping effort to train the rebels.

Pakistan is already grappling with its own sectarian bloodshed and must mind its relationship with Iran, while its foreign policy is focused on negotiations with the Taliban over the future of Afghanistan and its longtime rivalry with India. “They have their hands full,” the source said. “And even if they want to, I don’t think they’ll be able to give much concrete help.”

Jordan is also reportedly leery about fielding a large Syrian rebel army on its soil. The ambitious Saudi plan would require a level of support from Amman “that is opposed within the security and military establishment and is unlikely to be implemented,” according to Sayigh.

As the Saudis expand their effort to topple Assad, analysts say the central challenge is not to inflict tactical losses on the Syrian army, but to organize a coherent force that can coordinate its actions across the country. In other words, if Riyadh hopes to succeed where others have failed, it needs to get the politics right — convincing the fragmented rebel groups, and their squabbling foreign patrons, to work together in pursuit of a shared goal.

It’s easier said than done. “The biggest problem facing the Saudis now is the same one facing the U.S., France, and anyone else interested in helping the rebels: the fragmentation of the rebels into groups fighting each other for local and regional dominance rather than cooperating to overthrow Assad,” said David Ottaway, a scholar at the Wilson Center who wrote a biography of Prince Bandar. “Could the Saudis force [the rebel groups] to cooperate? I have my doubts.”

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Greek Govt Prevents Refueling of Syrian Plane Carrying Delegates To Geneva and UN Peace Talks

Plane of Syrian delegation delayed in Greece

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The delay might force the cancellation of a planned meeting between Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem – who was on the plane – and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. (Reuters)

 

 

A plane carrying the Syrian delegation to the Geneva peace talks was “prevented from refueling” after it landed at Athens airport, the state television reported.

The delegation’s plane landed at Athens international airport and was prevented from refueling,” Syrian television said, adding that all airspace permissions had previously been granted for the flight.

An official Syrian source confirmed to report to AFP. “The plane carrying the official Syrian delegation has been blocked for three hours at Athens airport because the Greek authorities refuse to provide it with fuel,” the source said.

Greece’s Foreign Ministry spokesman also confirmed that the plane had been temporarily detained but had now been cleared for take-off, although Greek air traffic controllers said the plane was still in Athens.

Greek Foreign Ministry spokesman Konstantinos Koutras told Reuters: “The issue has been settled, there was a small delay over formalities.”

“Everything is OK, it has been cleared for take-off,” he added, without giving details on the reason for the delay.

The delay might force the cancellation of a planned meeting between Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem – who was on the plane – and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, state TV said.

Negotiations between President Bashar al-Assad and opposition figures to try and end a three-year conflict are due to start on Wednesday in Switzerland following several days of disarray as world powers bickered over who would attend.
(With AFP and Reuters)

Libya declares state of emergency

[Libya is splitting down the middle, with one side prepared to declare statehood.  This is just one of the inevitable stages in the regime-change strategy.  The psy-warriors who are in charge of dismembering Libya have relied upon a psychological defect in human nature that is common to all human beings--our reaction to stress, trauma-induced psychological breakdown.

The mega-manipulators have the knowledge and capability to manipulate the psychology of entire Nations.  They have replicated the bizarre psychological process of traumatic stress induced personality splitting (a.k.a., schizophrenia) on a grand scale. 

They have learned to replicate revolutionary ideologies, using them as the second phase in their regime-change behavioral science/strategy.  After the ground is "softened-up" in the first phase, where the national audience is driven by fear to a point where many people experience a psychological breakdown of beliefs.  With the right incentives are identified, they are used to introduce the new idea of Western-style democratic-revolution into the national psyche, using apprentices who have been trained by the US Govt.  These American agents agitate in the direction of division, seeking to entice the locals into splitting their own nations apart.

We see the process at work in the ongoing national crisis in Libya, where American doctors prescribed a good dose of "democracy," as the cure to every complaint about Gaddafi. 

Behavioral science has become a weapon in the hands of the right people, the people who have their own armies and media networks.  Using those tools, the ultra-powerful have taken over the paths of Nations.  They have convinced themselves that they know what is happening next, even though they have so far been wrong about every war that they have created, unless it was their original intention to unleash out-of-control bloodshed in all of those wars all along.  Whatever it takes, the oil and gas must keep flowing into our veins.  We suffer a collective addiction like nothing the world has ever seen.]

Libya declares state of emergency

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The move came after gunmen stormed an air force base near southern city of Sabha, which has experienced days of clashes.

Libya has declared a state of emergency as the air force attacked gunmen in the remote south to end unrest between rival armed groups that have been clashing for days.

The General National Congress, Libya’s highest political authority, took the decision on Saturday during an “extraordinary session” after the parliament put the army on alert as gunmen stormed the air force base, Tamenhant, near the southern city of Sabha, an official said.

“A force was readied, then aircraft moved and took off and dealt with the targets,” Abdul-Raziq al-Shabahi, defence ministry spokesman, told reporters in Tripoli.

He said the army was tracking the attackers after they fled into the desert.

Earlier on Saturday, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said a small group of gunmen had entered the air force base outside Sabha, 770km south of the capital Tripoli, but the government was in control of the town and its civilian airport.

“This confrontation (at the air base) is continuing but in a few hours it will be solved,” the prime minister told a televised address, without elaborating.

Zeidan said he had sent his defence minister to Misrata to instruct troops based there to move to the south.

“The troops from Misrata have been commissioned by the government to conduct a national task … to spread security and stability in the region,” he said in the address.

Tribal clashes

Local sources said the clashes that started last week were sparked by the death of a rebel chief linked to the Awled Sleiman, adding that the tribe accused the Toubou of murdering him.

The Toubou are black oasis farmers by tradition who also live in southern Libya, northern Chad and Niger, who have repeatedly said they were being marginalised.

Western powers fear the OPEC producer will slide into instability as the government struggles to contain heavily-armed groups and tribesmen who helped topped Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 but refuse to disarm.

Rafik Hariri’s Business Dealings More Relevant Than Beirut Phone Records

Saad Hariri: One Year Leading by Remote Control

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Saad Hariri appears on a giant screen during a televised speech in Biel Center, Downtown Beirut. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi)

By: Hassan Illeik

Published Saturday, May 19, 2012

Scene One: Saad Hariri put a piece of property up for sale in the Barbir area. According to sources close to the Saudi embassy in Beirut, the property forms part of a plot of land the Saudis want to turn into housing projects for the people of Beirut.

The sale of the land is not particularly noteworthy. Its value is merely pocket change for Hariri. The surprise lies in the names of those who stepped in to buy it.

They are the president of Riyadi (Sporting) Club, Hisham Jaroudi, the “republic’s contractor” and businessman, Jihad al-Arab (brother of the head of Hariri’s personal security detail), and the former head of Future TV, Nadim al-Munla.

All three had built or expanded their wealth under the Hariri family mantle. Ultimately, the land went to al-Arab for around US$37 million.

MORE AS THE THREAD DEVELOPES

Peter Chamberlin

therearenosunglasses@hotmail.com

RAFIK HARIRI–Would they tell us if he was murdered over a business deal?

[The following French video shows the utter shock of the scene, with one of Hariri's beloved helpers dragging his naked, still burning corpse from the Mercedes.]

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HARIRI IN CAR

Iraq produces evidence showing Riyadh was behind Fallujah crisis

[The Sunni terrorist coalition known as "al-Qaeda," was all but finished until Saudi/Qatari money saved them, giving them new life as foot-soldiers in Riyadh's relentless march towards a Sunni "superstate, a.k.a., "global Caliphate."]

Iraq produces evidence showing Riyadh was behind Fallujah crisis

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has provided evidence to foreign ambassadors in Baghdad showing that Saudi Arabia was behind the deadly acts of violence perpetrated by al-Qaeda in al-Anbar.

Iraqi MP Ali Al-Shalah of the State of Law Coalition (SLC) said on Monday that the Iraqi government has produced evidence that showed Saudi Arabia and several other countries were behind the recent terrorist attacks in al-Anbar Province, Al-Alam reported.
He said the documents were given to the ambassadors in a Thursday meeting in Baghdad.
Shalah said the government has asked the foreign diplomats to adopt proper stance against al-Qaeda terrorists in the international communities.
“Iraq is attempting to hold a conference for denouncing terrorism, especially as Russia has also recognized Saudi Arabia as being responsible for recent terrorist movements,” he said.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday that Iraqi leaders should address the underlying causes of a protracted surge in violence plaguing the country.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Monday for Iraqi leaders to address the “root causes” of a surge in bloodshed as security forces clashed with gunmen in violence-wracked Anbar province.
“I would urge the leaders of the country … to address the root causes of the problems,” Ban said during a joint news conference with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
“They should ensure that there is nobody left behind. There should be political cohesion” and “social cohesion, and political dialogue, inclusive dialogue,” he said.
“The security situation in Iraq is undoubtedly a source of great concern,” the UN chief said, adding that he is “deeply concerned by this escalation of violence in Anbar governorate.”
Ban noted that civilian casualties were at the highest level since 2008, and said that “the government and people of Iraq must unite in addressing this terrorism.”
Ban arrived in Baghdad Monday for talks with senior Iraqi officials on the war in neighboring Syria, as Iraq grapples with its own deadly crisis, AFP reported.
His visit comes ahead of peace conference next week on the Syrian crisis in Switzerland dubbed “Geneva 2″ which is aimed at engaging regime and opposition members in their first direct talks.
The violence in Anbar broke out on December 30, 2013, when the army removed an protest camp in Ramadi, believed to be a nest for al-Qaeda elements which the government said were making plans to destabilize the volatile country.
The fighting later spread to nearby Fallujah in Anbar province.

Saudis Create New Secret Sunni Militia To Replace Hariri’s Secret Militia

[How many recent attacks upon Hezbollah centers are really just cover, intended to hide fights between Sunni groups vying for dominance?  If the Saudis have managed to provoke war within the Sunnis of Lebanon, then all Hezbollah has to do is bide their time and ride-out the storm, allowing the Sunni radicals to reveal their bloodthirsty natures as their fight for dominance plays out.  Saad Hariri may have been living/hiding in Saudi Arabia for more than a year, but the Saudi royals have thrown him to the wolves.  Hariri is broke and deep in debt, trying to hold up his end of the bargain.  His intrigues and business adventures with Prince Turki have failed to save him from his own, extravagant excesses. 

These Sunni militias are serving the will of the fat old Saudi king, as he pays thousands of extremist, greedy fools to assert his ownership over all of Lebanon.]

Ashraf Rifi  Lebanon: Former Police Chief Establishes Militia in Tripoli

Ashraf Rifi, director of Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces (ISF), created “Ahrar Tripoli” with Saudi funding and under the direct supervision of the kingdom’s intelligence chief, Bandar bin Sultan

*

Colonel Amid Hammoud  Leb. Army Col. Amid Hammoud, the commander of Future Movement Militia

“I wish I could establish a group as well-organized and professional as Hezbollah. I do not deny this, provided that this group would be in the service of my community and my country only, and not a Persian or Syrian scheme…Hammoud speaks at length about his drive and enthusiasm for fighting what he calls ‘the holy battle’ against Israel.”

Abu Ibrahim al-Masri, the Egyptian Govt. Agent, Defects from Imaginary Terror Group…”Al-Qaeda-In-Iraq”

Abu Ibrahim Al Masri defects from Daesh in Hama

Abu Ibrahim Al Masri

Abu Ibrahim al-Masri, said ISIS had erred by disregarding the orders of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri, who last year tasked the Nusra Front, another Al-Qaeda group, with responsibility for Syria.

BUT…

Ayman Al-Zawari referred to Abu Ibrahim al-Masri as ‘the traitor.’

“One set of documents [from Zawahiri's computer captured in Afghanistan] discusses the case of Abu Ibrahim al-Masri, colorfully known as ‘the traitor.’ He was operating out of Yemen and sold out to Yemeni security, but an al Qaeda sympathizer in the state security service informed his terrorist leaders. He was caught, escaped, caught again, interrogated, and confessed. A prolonged debate ensued as to his fate, and in the end, remarkably, he was set free. It was believed that ‘his shame before the rest of the organization was sufficient,’ and other terror groups were cautioned against having any dealings with him. Masri wandered about before winding up in Afghanistan, a religious teacher at a school for the children of ‘Arab Afghans’ (i.e., members of al Qaeda in Afghanistan). It was reported last month that

He was in fact an Egyptian double agent,

who had fed back key information from the terrorist stronghold.”

BUT…

The Islamic State of Iraq is a ‘front’ organization”

—Brig. Kevin J Gen Bergner.

Ayyub al Masri inner circle

http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/briefingslide/309/070718-D-6570C-001.pdf

“To further this myth [of the Islamic State of Iraq], al Masri created a fictional political head of ISI known as Omar al-Baghdadi.”–Gen. Bergner

Abu Omar al-Baghdadi Revealed

The first “Baghdadi”—deceased

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The Current “Baghdadi,” a.k.a., Abu D’ua, Abu Dumont

It is only fitting that a dead terrorist ringleader (abu Musab al-Zarqawi)

Head a non-existent international terrorist group

(Ahmad Fadhil Nazzal al-Khalaylah (deceased), a.k.a., Abu Musab al-Zarqawi--Interpol, 23/09/2003),

that is waging war against the elected government of Iraq, while serving as an active counter-intelligence front for “al-CIA-da” and other  intelligence agencies.

Abu Musab, from Zarqa, Jordan, killed in Botlikh, Dagestan, Aug. 1999, according to testimony given by legendary Chechen Islamist leader, Ibn-ul-Khattab in an interview with Islamist website 

In those operations, the Vice Military Commander, Hakeem Al-Madani, was martyred as well as Sheikh Abu Musab (Arabian Peninsula).” 

It is then even more fitting that that imaginary terrorist progeny of a dead terrorist leader, move half of its insurgency operations to Syria, under the command of its non-existent leader, to provide cover for foreign intelligence agency operations against another elected leader of a second Arab government.

The absolute absurdity of what comes next is almost beyond description, no matter how sarcastic the description…

In Syria, the established cover story of the non-existent terrorist group (AQII) is used to hide a corrective covert war which is allegedly being waged between various Islamist factions and the Free Syrian Army.  This terrorist “split” is providing cover for Special Forces/CIA actions that are currently underway, to regain control over the Syrian resistance.  All Islamists in Syria are Saudi/Qatari sponsored, supposedly working together for one goal, the overthrow of Bashar al-Asad.  CIA agents are there redirecting the most radical proxies into war against the uncooperative, using the foreign terrorists to undo the damage done by Qatar’s guiding hand, within Syria

The battle in the great psywar is allegedly between the new Saudi Sunni terrorist creations, Islamist Front and Army of Muhahideen (“al-Qaeda lite”) and old Saudi Sunni terrorist creations, al-Qaeda in Iraq.  Both variants on the Sunni terrorist theme operate on the same principles, enforced “Shariah” and the killing of the Shia “unbelievers.”   The intra-Islamist conflict is being waged between militant groups comprised mostly of criminals and military deserters, which are controlled by undercover Western Special Forces and intelligence operatives, who push their “jihadis” to fight against the Saudi intelligence operatives in the newly created “armies,” intending to restore Pentagon/CIA control over all of the anti-Syrian and anti-Iraqi players and their networks of hardcore radicals who have associated themselves with the name “Abu-Musab.”

Peter Chamberlin

therearenosunglasses@hotmail.com

Palestinians scoff at Kerry

“Kerry’s efforts ‘benefit the Zionist occupation and its schemes in Jerusalem and liquidates the cause of the refugees by settling them in Australia and other countries.‘”

[Kerry is trying to pull-off some dialectic diplomatic "ju-jitsu," figuratively turning himself into Netanyahu, then effectively turning his new self inside-out.  If you measure his efforts by the results that he may eventually produce, forgetting about how things might appear now, then you see that Kerry is trying to give the Zionists everything they want through a simple lawyerly deal, which seems to give the Palestinians everything they need (even their own country).  If the Palestinian Arabs will only accept a "land for peace" deal, perhaps one which they had not ever imagined, then "Palestine" can become an instantly realized Nation. 

This "New Palestine" would begin life as a high-priority protectorate of the United Nations, provided with all of the land, money, international support, military protection and civil assistance needed to build Palestine and to improve the lives of the Palestinian people, if only they will agree to Kerry's deal, even if that meant that "New Palestine" had to be built somewhere else, such as Australia, or Jordan. 

If Kerry is really offering to buy a big piece of the Australian outback for the Palestinian people, then that would represent a warped mirror image of the original Zionist proposal for a "New Palestine," which was to be built for the German Jews in East Africa.  This perfectly serious proposal was submitted to Kaiser Wilhelm by Herzl, the "father of Zionism,"  (SEE:  Herzl, The Jewish State).] 

Palestinians scoff at Kerry

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What was supposed to be a nine-month peace talks process between Israel and the Palestinians under US stewardship appears to have all but failed.

Ahmed Al-Sayed– Gaza.

Palestinians scoff at Kerry
Kerry in Tel Aviv (photo: Reuters)

“We are now at a point where the choices narrow down and the choices are obviously real and difficult,” this is how US Secretary of State John Kerry described the outcome of his 10th round of talks with the Palestinians and Israelis.

Negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis resumed last July, following a three-year hiatus because of Israel’s settlement activities.

Initially, officials were hoping to reach a conclusion within nine months, but now it seems that the talks will last for much longer.

The talks failed to make much headway, as Kerry’s bundle of proposals, which he called a “framework”, was deemed too biased to the Israelis.

During four days of shuttle diplomacy that saw Kerry meeting Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians and Saudis, the top US diplomat strove to come up with a final settlement deal addressing the whole gamut of outstanding issues, including borders, security, Jerusalem, and Palestinian refugees.

Kerry speaks of his plan in sanguine terms, calling it “fair” and “balanced”. But the Palestinians say that the plan undermines their basic rights.

Not only does Kerry ask the Palestinians to recognise the “Jewishness of Israel”, but also his plans allow the Israelis to maintain presence on the Palestinian-Jordanian borders.

Kerry’s ideas for land swaps and for shared control of Jerusalem were also dismissed as unfair by Palestinians from across the political divide.

Hamas official Salah Al-Bardawil commented on Kerry’s plan by saying, “This is a cursed plan that aims to liquidate the Palestinian issue and undermine basic Palestinian rights regarding Jerusalem, land, and refugees.”

According to Al-Bardawil, Kerry’s plan aims in particular to eliminate the most important component in Palestinian rights: the right of six million Palestinian refugees to go home.

“Kerry wants also to settle the Jerusalem question by placing it practically under Zionist control, despite claims that the Jordanians will have control of some holy places, and even Palestinian land,” Al-Bardawil stated.

Kerry’s plan would confer legality on Israeli settlements and allow settlers the right to have dual Israeli and Palestinian nationality, Al-Bardawil argued.

Meanwhile, the same plan opens the way for the displacement of “1948 Palestinians” (Arabs who are now citizens of Israel), he added.

According to Palestinian sources, the Greater Jerusalem proposal would allow Israel to annex nearly 10 per cent of the West Bank, including settlements near Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Rabah Mehanna, member of the political bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), said that Kerry’s efforts “benefit the Zionist occupation and its schemes in Jerusalem and liquidates the cause of the refugees by settling them in Australia and other countries”

Mehanna warned the Ramallah government against “accepting a scheme that reinforces the Zionist presence in the Aghwar region, while allowing Israelis to settle freely in the West Bank.”

Fatah Central Committee member Mohamed Ashtiya, who has resigned from the Palestinian negotiating team, also voiced his disapproval. According to Ashtiya, Fatah cannot possibly agree to the presence of one Israeli soldier or settler on Palestinian territories.

Speaking in Bethlehem on the 49th anniversary of Fatah’s foundation, Ashtiya said that “East Jerusalem and its holy places must be the capital of our state, and we do not agree to having our capital shunted to any other place.”

Reacting to Israel’s demands of security assurances, Ashtiya stated: “Is it fair to ask the prisoner to reassure the prison warden?”

Ashtiya said that the Palestinians cannot possible recognise the “Jewishness of Israel”, as this would undermine Palestinian rights on numerous levels.

By asking for recognition of its Jewishness, Ashtiya said, “Israel is trying to settle three accounts at once: a future account by blocking the return of the refugees, a present account by displacing the 1948 Palestinians, and a history account by imposing the Torah account of Palestine and denying the Christian and Muslim accounts.”

Since negotiations resumed nearly five months ago, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s rightwing government has been trying to procrastinate or steer the negotiating process to its advantage.

With every round of talks Kerry holds, Israel came up with ideas for building settlements, the most recent of which entails the annexation of the Aghwar region, which is nearly 27 per cent of the West Bank.

Questioning the Palestinian commitment to peace, Netanyahu insisted that, “peace means recognising Israel as a home of the Jewish people.”

The Israeli premier added that he could not agree to evacuate Israeli settlements situated outside the settlement constellations in the West Bank, because of their “importance” to the Jewish people, referring especially to the settlements near Hebron.

Israel’s hardline foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, while addressing the annual conference of Israeli ambassadors, said: “When I speak of a swap of land and people, in the triangle (of Arab villages in northern Israel)… this is not displacement. No one will be evacuated or forced to go. But the borders will be moved to Highway 6 (running from south Israel to its north).”

Israel is proposing to offer land in the triangle area to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for its control on settlement constellations in the West Bank.

If the Palestinians agree, this would allow Israel to rid itself of nearly 300,000 Arab Palestinians living in this area, thus reducing the number of Arab Israelis under its control.

There are nearly 1.6 million Arab Israelis living in the country, equivalent to 20.7 per cent of Israel’s total population of eight million.

Lieberman said that he “will not support any peace deal allowing the return of one Palestinian refugee to Israel”.

Furthermore, Israel wishes to maintain military presence on the borders with Jordan. The Palestinians have told Kerry that they cannot allow any Israeli soldiers to remain in their future state. Instead, the Palestinians said they don’t mind having an international force deployed along the borders to keep the peace.

The Netanyahu government has demanded the deployment of advanced defence and early warning systems on the borders between the West Bank and Jordan.

Israel’s defence minister, Moshe Yaalon, said that withdrawal from the West Bank could compromise the security operations of the Israeli army. The withdrawal, he warned, could also lead to the collapse of the Mahmoud Abbas government.

The Hebrew website Walla! cited Yaalon as saying that Israel must not “repeat the scenario from the withdrawal from Gaza in the West Bank.”

Israel “disengaged” unilaterally from Gaza in 2005, under Ariel Sharon. Two years later, Hamas took control of the Strip.

Now that peace talks have stalled, it is likely that American peace brokers will ask both sides to continue negotiations until the end of 2014.

The talks were originally scheduled to end April 2014.

Bandar Flips the “Chechen Switch,” Followed By the “Al-Qaeda In Iraq Switch”

Syria: Army of the Mujahideen Challenges ISIS Gains

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Fighters from the Free Syrian Army buy AK-47 bullets from a weapons seller in Idlib province on July 4, 2012. (Photo: AFP)

It seemed that many actors wanted to take advantage of ISIS’ retreat to bolster the Free Syrian Army (FSA), with renewed attempts in recent days to resurrect the latter. But what is the story behind the Army of the Mujahideen? How did it advance rapidly at the expense of ISIS, which until recently was the “bogeyman” threatening to devour everyone?

Speaking to Al-Akhbar, a field source from the Syrian opposition explained that the nascent Army of the Mujahideen did not emerge overnight. He said, “Efforts to create the army began in conjunction with the formation of the Islamic Front. There seemed to be an urgent need to merge the armed groups that do not want to take the form of an Islamist army, and which insisted on the idea of the endangered FSA, together.”

The source added that the delay in forming the army in question was due to many reasons, most notably the fact that no outside power had sponsored the move, whether politically or financially. As a result, the source said, there was no outside pressure put on the various factions to force them to unite.

Formation, Components, and Spheres of Influence

The Army of the Mujahideen was formed out of the following factions: the 19th Division of the FSA, the group known as Fastaqim Kama Umirt, meaning “Be Upright As Ordered,” the Nur al-Din al-Zanki Islamic Brigades, and al-Noor Islamic Movement.

In turn, the FSA 19th Division consists of the Liwaa al-Ansar, whose influence is concentrated along the Aleppo-Damascus highway in Aleppo’s western countryside; Liwaa Amjad al-Islam; Liwaa Ansar al-Khilafa; al-Quds Brigades; Khan al-Assal Free Brigades; al-Shuyukh Brigade; and Liwaa al-Mujahireen.

Fastaqem Kama Umirt is made up of the Aleppo City Battalion; Liwaa Halab al-Shahbaa; Liwaa al-Islam, and the Abu Amara Brigades, which refused to join the Army of the Mujahideen, and subsequently split from Fastaqem Kama Umirt. The militants with Fastaqem are concentrated in the districts of Salah al-Din, Seif al-Dawla, Sheikh Said, Bab al-Nairab, Jeb al-Jalabi, Jisr al-Haj, Ansari, and Mashhad of Aleppo.

These brigades have been deploying the so-called “hell cannon,” which fires explosive gas cylinders at the Western neighborhoods adjacent to the areas they control, killing many civilians.

Meanwhile, the influence of the Nur al-Din al-Zanki Brigades covers areas in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo, such as Anjara, Hour, Mansoura, and Kafr Dael. These brigades are believed to be the strongest among the constituents of Army of the Mujahideen.

They are led by Sheikh Tawfiq Shahabuddin, who some reports alleged was the leader of the new army. However, sources inside the group denied this, and told Al-Akhbar, “There is no one leader, but a joint leadership including Sheikh Tawfiq Shahabuddin; Lt. Col. Abu Bakr commander of Liwaa al-Ansar; and Captain Mohammed Shakerdi, commander of Liwaa Amjad al-Islam.”

The source also stressed that the Army of the Mujahideen relied on local resources for funding, and did not receive any external financing.

The Situation on the Ground on the Eve of the Battles

ISIS had offices and outposts in the areas mentioned earlier, which started as preaching centers before they were turned into military garrisons. Some of the FSA-affiliated brigades in these areas had also pledged allegiance to ISIS, such as the notorious Abdo Zamzam group in the town of Bashqatin, strengthening ISIS’ presence.

After ISIS took control of a given area, it would leave a small group of militants behind, numbering no more than a few dozen, or no more than 200 in vast regions like Dana in Idlib. ISIS then put increased pressure on the towns of Atareb and Orme (west of Aleppo), following its habit to isolate and attack FSA groups one by one, as it had done in some districts of Aleppo and the towns of Aazaz and Bab.

ISIS’ attack on Atareb and Orme coincided with the Army of the Mujahideen going public. The Army of the Mujahideen’s first mission was to repel an attempt to storm the area. The army benefited from popular anger against ISIS, although the latter was previously cheered and seen as a savior from the “thieves of the revolution.”

According to Army of the Mujahideen sources, the number of people from the area who enlisted has exceeded 5,000. The sources said, “For the first time, ISIS forces faced fierce resistance from the people of the region, who rushed to expel it after they suffered from its excesses.” Since ISIS militants in the area were scattered and distributed into small groups, according to the same sources, “the residents were able to easily rout the small groups.”

Other sources familiar with the inner workings of the armed groups told Al-Akhbar that Liwaa al-Tawhid, one of the groups that make up the Islamic Front, took advantage of these developments, and began supporting Army of the Mujahideen forces away from the media. Similarly, the notorious brigades that were under siege from ISIS, such as the Free Syria Battalion led by Ahmad Afash, and the Badr Martyrs Battalion led by Khaled Hayyani, attacked ISIS forces in the town of Andan, north of Aleppo, and the Bani Zeid district within the city.

In the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, militants from Fastaqem Kama Umirt attacked ISIS’ posts in Jisr al-Haj. The fighting spread to Kallaseh Square, while battles in the countryside quickly spread north, to Haritan and Tel Rifaat, all the way to Azaz, in an effort to expel ISIS from there.

In the eastern countryside of Idlib adjacent to the border with the Aleppo governorate, Dana, Bab al-Hawa, and the town of Atma were put under siege, the latter being ISIS’ reception point for jihadist arrivals from all over the world via Turkey. A villa compound housing ISIS foreign fighters and their families near the town or Orme al-Kubra was also placed under siege.

Faced with these developments, ISIS was forced to pull some of its troops from the front lines with the Syrian army in southeast Aleppo and Raqqa. This could give the Syrian army an opportunity to advance and take advantage of the vacuum.

Causes Behind ISIS Retreat

There are many reasons behind ISIS’ sudden retreat. In addition to the dispersion of its militants, and the Army of the Mujahideen successfully taking advantage of the popular mood, another fundamental factor has made a great impact, namely, the absence of Chechen jihadists from the battle. Indeed, the Chechen fighters are known to be a formidable strike force.

Several Chechens have split from ISIS. Saifullah al-Shishani defected with 400 of his men three months ago, followed by Sheikh Salah al-Shishani with 800 of his men. Things culminated two weeks ago with Sheikh Omar al-Shishani leaving with a large group of his fighters to Deir al-Zour, a move that sources told Al-Akhbar was meant to distance himself from ISIS’ conduct in Aleppo and its countryside.

The sources said, “From what we know about Sheikh Omar, we can affirm that he hates injustice, and is not satisfied with ISIS’ actions. However, he cannot defect. Given his fondness of the project to establish the caliphate and impose Sharia, defection would ruin this project.”

But another informed source believes Sheikh Omar al-Shishani’s move was essentially motivated by the temptation of controlling oil wells in Deir al-Zour. Giving his take on why ISIS is on the retreat, the source said, “God will not allow an unjust state to survive. The infidel state can endure if it is just. I believe ISIS has two main problems: the foolishness and arrogance of the Tunisian, Libyan, and Iraqi members; and the disloyalty of Syrian supporters.”

Al-Nusra Front: Schadenfreude

On the afternoon of January 5, reports surfaced that al-Nusra Front had seized the town of Dana, taking advantage of the disarray in ISIS’ ranks. But Al-Akhbar’s sources denied that al-Nusra had taken full control of the town, saying that an agreement was reached whereby ISIS hands over its posts to al-Nusra Front.

Either way, al-Nusra Front, which is designated by many as a terrorist group, has rushed to take advantage of the situation, calling on foreign jihadists who had defected to ISIS to rejoin its ranks. Al-Nusra has proposed itself as a mediator, when it is actually on the side of Army of the Mujahideen.

In the same vein, an opposition source told Al-Akhbar, “It is a known fact that the Chechens would rather die than hand themselves over to the FSA, while al-Nusra Front represents an acceptable party for them to surrender to, in preparation to be reabsorbed into its ranks.”

It is also worth noting that ISIS’ ultra extremist brand has helped promote among some the notion that al-Nusra is a moderate Islamist front, when this is definitely not the case. Interestingly, jihadist sources reported on January 5 that Abu Mohammed al-Golani, emir of al-Nusra Front, has proposed an initiative to ISIS whereby the two groups would unite under one banner and one leadership, in a formation to be called al-Qaeda in the Levant.

Profile: Sheikh Tawfiq Leader of Nur al-Din al-Zanki Brigades

The Nur al-Din al-Zanki Brigades are considered the strongest component of the Army of the Mujahideen. The militia’s leader is Tawfiq Shahabuddin, born in 1973 in the region of Sheikh Salman near Qubatan al-Jabal. Since he formed the brigades, he has become known as Sheikh Tawfiq.

Before the start of the Syrian crisis, the illiterate Shahabuddin worked as a camel-meat butcher. At the start of the armed insurgency in the Aleppo countryside, he sold all his properties for about $150,000, which he donated to Riad al-Assaad, to support the FSA. In return, Assaad appointed him as commander of the FSA in his home region, and in a short space of time, the armed group Shahabuddin formed was able to control Sheikh Salman.

Recruits to his group have since increased continuously. He took part in the battle to enter Aleppo, and positioned his group in the Salah al-Din district under the banner of Liwaa al-Tawhid. In early December 2012, Shahabuddin split from Liwaa al-Tawhid, and decided to operate independently.

Locally, the Nour al-Din al-Zanki Brigades are not seen as engaging in looting and theft, despite having confiscated private properties and factories belonging to residents of Aleppo. The brigades have also kidnapped people and released them for ransom.

Army of the Mujahideen: We Will Not Fight al-Nusra Front

Army of the Mujahideen sources were keen to stress that they are not an “extremist group,” while a number of media outlets sought to portray the army as a moderate faction “similar to the FSA.” But this is inconsistent with the message carried by a January 4 statement.

Signed by the political bureau of Army of the Mujahideen, “Statement Two” said: “We distance ourselves from any confrontation with our brothers in al-Nusra Front, or any other jihadi faction, whether through direct fighting or in coordination with any faction against them.”

The statement then added, “We call on the honest ones among our brothers the mujahideen in ISIS to defect and join their brothers in Syria against the Nusairi [derogatory term for Alawi] Assad regime.”

The Saudi dynasty and the ghost of Jouheiman

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By Ghaleb Kandil

The behavior of Saudi Arabia in the region is the focus of attention and a specific monitoring after the Saud dynasty has become the main source of escalation and violence carried lately by Takfirist-terrorist groups in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and even in some regions of Russia.

Saudi Arabia is angry and wants consolation prizes in the region. It seeks compensation for major confrontations that are taking place and allies with France. Paris tries to sabotage agreements between the United States and Russia, which pass through the recognition of the West defeat in Syria and Iran’s status as a regional power. All these statements illustrate the impasse is the Wahhabi kingdom after the collapse of its regional influence due to Syria’s resistance facing the universal war led by Saudi Arabia, Israel, Qatar and Turkey.

Relevant changes have shaken the foundations of the Saudi role, which dates back over half a century. The rise of Iran is not the only change, although it is the most pronounced. This factor has been felt even within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which is the first circle which carries Saudi influence. Developments in Bahrain and Yemen also lay the foundations for a dramatic change in the kingdom. Possible establishment of a constitutional monarchy in Bahrain, the consecration of the political diversity in Yemen, or the resurgence of South Yemen, are all serious challenges that will undoubtedly impact even within Saudi Arabia, where the social and political anger is spreading. These last three years, the protests are strongly expressed on social medias, where millions of young from Gulf express their anger and thirst for freedom.

The determination of Saud to use and support Takfirist groups throughout the region, as part of a global campaign threatening the world with a new generation of terrorists, not only explains the anger and disappointment Saudi Arabia after its defeat in Syria. This same terrorist card had been operating for 40 years through a partnership between the United States and the Wahhabi kingdom, before the decline of American influence. One of the main causes of Saudi behavior is explained by internal factors. Indeed, spreading extremist aims to divert the attention of the Saudi youth not to question the dynasty, an ally of the West which controls all the country’s wealth while leading a lifestyle characterized by extreme opulence and debauchery without limits.

We almost forgot the incident of the occupation of the Kaaba in Mecca, November 20, 1979, by the first insurrection led by a takfirist group coming from the heart of the Wahhabi institution. The movement was led by Juheiman al-Oteiby, who came from the ranks of the National Guard and studied with his comrades in the official Wahhabi religious institutes. We almost forgot this rebellion crushed in blood, which was a protest against decay and injustice of the Saudi system. Al-Oteiby’s appeal to consider apostate Saudi regime has a large impact among the Saudi youth, and rebels have recruited hundreds of young people ready to take arms to assault the Kaaba. Saudi security forces have failed to controle the situation, and Riyadh had to hire the services of the French special forces to crush the uprising.

One year after the Al-Oteiby movement, the ruling Saud family, in cooperation with the United States, launched the first wave of terrorism in Afghanistan, and funded arms for the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria in their war against the Syrian state, which was resolutely opposed to the Camp David peace agreement. Riyadh and Washington had legitimized the first nucleus of Al-Qaeda networks, fruit of cooperation between the West and the Saudis. The terrorist network was assigned to missions in Chechnya, Bosnia, Somalia, Sudan, Algeria, Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon, Iran, Syria and elsewhere. All these wars, financed by Saudi Arabia, served the U.S. strategies. At the same time, they have helped divert attention of thousands of young Wahhabi sent to practice Jihad in distant lands. Palestine obviously was not among these lands.

Majed al-Majed, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades leader, an Al- Qaeda branch that has claimed the double suicide attack against the Iranian embassy in Beirut on November 19, is a symbol of these Saudi young men. The circumstances of his capture and death in Lebanon are very suspicious. The Lebanese Army waited nine days before officially confirm his arrest, before announcing, the next day, his death for kidney failure.

Afraid that he might reveal the names of Saudi princes and sheikhs who fund and give him orders, Saudi Arabia has lobbied hard for his extradition.

Reports from the Lebanese press warned against the possible elimination of Majed al-Majed on his hospital bed to forbid him making embarrassing revelations. They were right. After the announcement of his death, the Iranian MP, Mohammad Hassan Asghari, said his confession pointed to Saudi Arabia.

The Saudis are still haunted by the ghost of Juheiman Al-Oteiby, who protested with weapons against a dynasty that shamelessly exploits religion to submit and blind the poor to take advantage of the immense oil wealth.

The Saudi dynasty and the ghost of Jouheiman

By Ghaleb Kandil

The behavior of Saudi Arabia in the region is the focus of attention and a specific monitoring after the Saud dynasty has become the main source of escalation and violence carried lately by Takfirist-terrorist groups in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and even in some regions of Russia.

Saudi Arabia is angry and wants consolation prizes in the region. It seeks compensation for major confrontations that are taking place and allies with France. Paris tries to sabotage agreements between the United States and Russia, which pass through the recognition of the West defeat in Syria and Iran’s status as a regional power. All these statements illustrate the impasse is the Wahhabi kingdom after the collapse of its regional influence due to Syria’s resistance facing the universal war led by Saudi Arabia, Israel, Qatar and Turkey.

Relevant changes have shaken the foundations of the Saudi role, which dates back over half a century. The rise of Iran is not the only change, although it is the most pronounced. This factor has been felt even within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which is the first circle which carries Saudi influence. Developments in Bahrain and Yemen also lay the foundations for a dramatic change in the kingdom. Possible establishment of a constitutional monarchy in Bahrain, the consecration of the political diversity in Yemen, or the resurgence of South Yemen, are all serious challenges that will undoubtedly impact even within Saudi Arabia, where the social and political anger is spreading. These last three years, the protests are strongly expressed on social medias, where millions of young from Gulf express their anger and thirst for freedom.

The determination of Saud to use and support Takfirist groups throughout the region, as part of a global campaign threatening the world with a new generation of terrorists, not only explains the anger and disappointment Saudi Arabia after its defeat in Syria. This same terrorist card had been operating for 40 years through a partnership between the United States and the Wahhabi kingdom, before the decline of American influence. One of the main causes of Saudi behavior is explained by internal factors. Indeed, spreading extremist aims to divert the attention of the Saudi youth not to question the dynasty, an ally of the West which controls all the country’s wealth while leading a lifestyle characterized by extreme opulence and debauchery without limits.

We almost forgot the incident of the occupation of the Kaaba in Mecca, November 20, 1979, by the first insurrection led by a takfirist group coming from the heart of the Wahhabi institution. The movement was led by Juheiman al-Oteiby, who came from the ranks of the National Guard and studied with his comrades in the official Wahhabi religious institutes. We almost forgot this rebellion crushed in blood, which was a protest against decay and injustice of the Saudi system. Al-Oteiby’s appeal to consider apostate Saudi regime has a large impact among the Saudi youth, and rebels have recruited hundreds of young people ready to take arms to assault the Kaaba. Saudi security forces have failed to controle the situation, and Riyadh had to hire the services of the French special forces to crush the uprising.

One year after the Al-Oteiby movement, the ruling Saud family, in cooperation with the United States, launched the first wave of terrorism in Afghanistan, and funded arms for the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria in their war against the Syrian state, which was resolutely opposed to the Camp David peace agreement. Riyadh and Washington had legitimized the first nucleus of Al-Qaeda networks, fruit of cooperation between the West and the Saudis. The terrorist network was assigned to missions in Chechnya, Bosnia, Somalia, Sudan, Algeria, Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon, Iran, Syria and elsewhere. All these wars, financed by Saudi Arabia, served the U.S. strategies. At the same time, they have helped divert attention of thousands of young Wahhabi sent to practice Jihad in distant lands. Palestine obviously was not among these lands.

Majed al-Majed, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades leader, an Al- Qaeda branch that has claimed the double suicide attack against the Iranian embassy in Beirut on November 19, is a symbol of these Saudi young men. The circumstances of his capture and death in Lebanon are very suspicious. The Lebanese Army waited nine days before officially confirm his arrest, before announcing, the next day, his death for kidney failure.

Afraid that he might reveal the names of Saudi princes and sheikhs who fund and give him orders, Saudi Arabia has lobbied hard for his extradition.

Reports from the Lebanese press warned against the possible elimination of Majed al-Majed on his hospital bed to forbid him making embarrassing revelations. They were right. After the announcement of his death, the Iranian MP, Mohammad Hassan Asghari, said his confession pointed to Saudi Arabia.

The Saudis are still haunted by the ghost of Juheiman Al-Oteiby, who protested with weapons against a dynasty that shamelessly exploits religion to submit and blind the poor to take advantage of the immense oil wealth.

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Silencing al-Majed Before He Exposes the Saudi Connection To 9/11

[Here is an outstanding piece of analysis from Belgium, which makes the first efforts towards tying together several leads concerning "Saudi intelligence/terrorists," professional Saudi intelligence killers who serve Riyadh as terrorist leaders.  The idea of an "intelligence/terrorist" is not a new concept, but up until now it has been restricted to Pakistan in discussions in Western media. 

Discussion of the phenomenon "intelligence agent/terrorists, must begin in Pakistan, where all known Sunni terrorist organizations had their origins in ISI intelligence, with agents serving both as terrorist trainers and as militant leaders.  The majority of the most notorious of all famous Pak terrorists were military men (men like Omar Sheikh, Amjad Farooqi, "Dr. Usman," Ilyas Kashmiri. etc.).  Extending the concept from Pak ISI to Saudi intelligence is a natural progression in the analysis of Sunni terrorism....One short step away from the concept of "CIA-TERRORISTS." 

The capture, interrogation and subsequent death of Saudi national, "Majed Mohammed Abdullah al-Majed," is surrounded in mystery.  Unraveling his entanglement with Saudi intelligence will solve most major controversies concerning the true nature of the "war on terrorism," beginning in the present with the shenanigans of the "Abdullah Azzam Brigades.  Working backward, to discover the terrorist pedigree of this dead Saudi, uncovers his connections with Al-Qaeda In Iraq, Fatah al-Islam, al-Nusrah, al-Qaeda and the anti-Assad terrorists who have frequented Lebanon since the murder of Rafik Hariri in 2005 .  Majed's period in hiding in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp near Sidon, which is officially off-limits to Lebanese authorities, provides the cohesion in the narrative now being generated.  

The speculation about American military involvement in the Lebanese Army capture of this key Saudi agent, revolves around the fine line that separates the CIA from "military intelligence."  This all comes at a particularly troubling juncture of Saudi-American relations, when the 911 lawsuit against the Saudi royals has just been given the GREEN LIGHT.  In hindsight, Bandar and Abdullah must be questioning the wisdom of their own council in making their grab for the entire "Greater Middle East," at this time in the struggle.  It is not yet apparent to the royals the ultimate price of their treachery, becoming the next target for regime change.  Bandar's idiotic activation of the old "al-Qaeda" network will definitely blow-up in his face, whenever his "holy warriors" realize that they will not be allowed to liberate Jerusalem and Palestine.  The war that they have been duped into volunteering for is not to be against the Zionist oppressors, but against their fellow Muslims, in a Saudi vanity war to settle old scores against the secular Assad dynasty. 

All are left to ponder the question that is now haunting half of all intelligence agents in the Middle East--Is it possible to prosecute the Saudis as the world's primary sponsor of all terrorism without exposing everybody's secrets, most of them implicating THE CIA, the Saudi royal family's official sponsor?]

Peter Chamberlin  therearenosunglasses@hotmail.com

The liquidation of Majed and 9/11

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Initially, there is the importance and the various mysteries of the “arrest” (quotes required), 24 or 26 December 2013 in Lebanon by the Lebanese army, it seems, Majed al-Majed, important figure of Saudi nationality, terrorist leader of a close al-Qaeda (AAB or Abudullah Azzam Brigade group, linked to the ISIS group or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, linked to al-Qaeda or so to say and so on …), but maybe, even probably, a prominent member of the Saudi SR with important information. And then there is his mysterious death, January 3, 2014 probably while he was hospitalized, according to an “official” version because it would have succumbed to severe illness from which he suffered, according to other versions speculative but based on the extreme importance of the character, when he was interrogated and even tortured, or even more steeply because it was “just” liquidated …

The importance of character, especially one reads the text of Ibrahim al-Amin, editor-in-chief of Al-Akhbar English, a Lebanese daily “pro-resistance” of 4 January 2014 . The text was written while Majed was supposed still living under the title “We must prevent Majed be wound” with a notice of “update” last minute “Majed al-Majed died while in custody on January Lebanese 4 “. Some excerpts from the text with the emphasis we (underlined bold) on what is important to us to highlight.

“As security officers Closely Involved In His case attest, Majed is a strong face Among His supporters and followers. The security sources say Majed That’s associates-have the carried out acts That Demonstrate Their conviction and faith in him, to the extent of Being willing to sacrifice for Their Lives Majed. [...]

“Majed, According To experts on extremist groups, is privy to the secrets of a long era spanned at least That 10 years of live action. Took him His journey from Saudi Arabia to Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, and Afghanistan and Pakistan aussi, falling on All which he Became Acquainted with quite a Few Individuals Have you would go on to join al-Qaeda. Majed aussi Review: had a key role to play in helping jihadists grouped in Decentralized frameworks Following the US-led invasion of Afghanistan and the Dismantling of al-Qaeda’s leadership.

“The information supposedly in His possession covers a wide number of operatives, operational details, the form of sleeper cells and targets, and Introduced amendments to the modus operandi of jihadi groups partner after the US-led invasion of Iraq and Then the Syrian crisis. Majed Also has intricate knowledge of how the group’s leaders and members are Financed, Where the funds are Spent, and aussi Many of the group’s political, security, military, and Economic contacts That Helped it operate in several countries, Including in Lebanon … [...]

“More importantly, Majed, DESPITE His illness, Remained in touch with the cells tasked with attacking Hezbollah and the Lebanese army across Lebanon. Possibly the man knows everything about the database of targets His group intends to attack, aim above all, he holds the Most Important secrets about ties to Arab and Western Governments and agencies, Especially Saudi’s shadow men in the Levant and Iraq.

“Yet as much as Majed Was a high-value target That Many agencies in the area and the world Were tracking down, and as much as His arrest Was a major achievement – Regardless of how and why it succeeded – his case is shrouded in mystery , prompting one to infer His capture That Was a difficulty matter for Those Who Decided to do it, and now That He Has Become a burden.

• The circumstances of the arrest, various mysteries and unknowns appear clearly according to sources. DEBKAfiles, announcing the news on January 1, 2014 , is fairly eloquent speculative and contrary to his habits, sticking to operational information type plunging into the multitude disorder terrorist organizations, Islamists, etc.., Syria. Al-Akhbar, again, gives the 3 January 2014 , from the pen of one of its journalists, Razdwan Mortada various indications substantivant the mysterious and complex nature of this arrest. At this time point, so one day before the item indicated above its editor-in-chief, Mortada stands by the version of the disease but involves interesting sources as a basis for operation, making its “Arrest” nothing less than an emergency medical intervention to try to save Majed Again, a little stressed in bold …

“Nothing about this operation WAS ordinary, as Majed himself WAS no ordinary man. He is one of the emir of the international jihad’s Most prominent and mysterious organisms. Ten days ago, U.S. military intelligence feels an urgent cable to the Strategic Security at the Lebanese Defense Ministry, Majed was in. That revealing a mountainous area near the Lebanese border town of Ersal Branch year. Later, He Was Moved to a house inside the town due to His critical health conditions. Two days later, indicating indication Reviews another cable arrived there WAS talk of Majed Transporting to a Beirut hospital to Undergo an urgent dialysis. On December 24, an ambulance Took Majed from Ersal to Makassed Hospital in Beirut, and Another cable confirmed the transfer.

• Then there is the Saudi intervention and pressures and Iranian issues. On this last point that is justified by the claim that Majed conducted the attack against the Iranian embassy in Beirut, the demand for an Iranian parliamentary joint autopsy Majed (PressTV.ir, supported by the agency Trends.News the 5 January 2014 ) following the Iranian interventions to meet Mejed prisoner, together with the Saudis who had initiated this procedure, and the refusal of the Saudis Iranian presence. Finally, the Saudis have agreed to an autopsy, but because the only Saudi, that being justified by nationality (Saudi) of death. (According to Now, the Lebanese daily on 5 January 2014 .)

• Meanwhile, Iranian sources said that Saudi had offered $ 3 billion to the Lebanese government for the extradition of Mejed. (A long text FARS agency on January 4, 2014 , Majed links to Saudi intelligence Prince Bandar, recalling the various adventures and intrigues of Bandar, particularly vis-à-vis the Russians and on Olympic security Sochi.) A dispatch from the FARS reported January 4 2014 intervention of an Iranian member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs on this aspect of the case Mejed, adding that Iran is entitled to file a complaint with the UN against Saudi, because of the bomb attack against the Iranian embassy in Beirut on 25 November.

“Earlier today, senior parliamentary Officials in Tehran Saudi Arabia Disclosed That HAS to pay $ 3bln offert to the Lebanese government in return for the extradition of Al-Majed, the Suspected head of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades Ziad al-Jarrah â Battalion, that ‘Claimed responsibility for the November attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut All which killed 25 people. “The Saudi government HAS Considered $ 3bln for the extradition of the individual behind the Iranian embassy blast in Lebanon, indicating indication That the remarks he might make are vitally significant for the Saudi government,” Vice-Chairman of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mansour Haqiqatpour Told FNA on Saturday. “Saudi Arabia HAS Demanded Lebanon to extradite Majed in return for $ 3bln,” he reiterated. Underlined Haqiqatpour aussi That Tehran is Entitled to file a lawsuit at the UN against Saudi Arabia Because the mid November attack WAS Conducted on the Iranian embassy in Beirut.

• Finally, on 5 January 2014 , Lebanese TV al-Jahud relayed by the Iranian agency FAS, and in this case, the ThereAreNoSunGlasses.wordpress.com website says a Saudi diplomat visited Majed shortly before death of the prisoner. This tour is presented in the umbrella title text as “the kiss of death” to Saudi Majed (“Did Saudi diplomat Majed give the kiss of death?”): “The Lebanese al-Jadid TV channel reported about That A Saudi embassy attaché in Beirut puts Majed at the hospital Where He Was Kept dialysis for 24 hours before His death.

• We see that there is enough evidence to immediately arrest and interpret this death very fast, of course oh so suspicious next claims that Majed had been “arrested” for emergency rather be treated as more dramatic element in a case that mixes many entanglements, some important, concerning the situation of various terrorism, Saudi, and in particular, in the background, links to Saudi Arabia with the U.S. … For it is this latter aspect that chooses MK Bhadrakumar to write a very short note, the January 5, 2014 , on his blog (Indian PunchLine) under the title ambiguous enough considering the content of his text “Majed won ‘t talk but Obama shoulds worry.

Bhadrakumar is generally well informed on these complex cases in the Middle East, involving Iran and Arabia, and the multiple ramifications of terrorism largely funded by Saudi. In addition, as a former respected diplomat, he has no sensationalism or so-called “complotistes” theses … The reference he mentions about the new situation in Washington where the U.S. Justice allowed the examination of the possible involvement of Saudi in the attack of 11 September 2001 (see December 26, 2013 ) in various trials being from families of victims of the attack, is the main point of interest to us in terms of what would be “double-hatting” of Majed (AAB terrorist leader but also a member of the Saudi intelligence informed ” Most Important secrets about ties to Arab and Western Governments and agencies “). Here is the excerpt from Bhadrakumar we actually interested text also focuses on the potential impact the fate of Majed Lebanon, with the risk of a new civil war …

“The Saudi intelligence Feared That Would Have Majed e-Majed might spill the beans about the AAB’s links with Al-Qaeda. The Point is, AAB is backed by the Saudi intelligence, altho it is listed by the U.S. as a terrorist organization. The Saudi doublespeak is typical – Majed Al-Majed is in Riyadh’s list of wanted terrorists aim AAB enjoys covert support. In short, he HAD beens left alive, There Was the dangerous possibility That The U.S. Would Have Been Compelled to examine Saudi Arabia’s links with the al-Qaeda. Recently the U.S. Appeal Court ordered That the Saudi role in the 9/11 attacks shoulds bear scrutiny.

“All this once again highlights the U.S. That’s ties with Saudi Arabia need a Careful think by the Barack Obama administration. The thesis That if the U.S. antagonized saudi Arabia, the lathing might look for new alliances is an ingenuous argument. The core issue is Whether it is in the U.S. ‘and the Western world’s (the Middle East’s gold) Interests if Saudi Arabia is allowed to get away with icts links with Al-Qaeda groups. Syria Becomes the test case. The Continued U.S. ambivalence on this score only the suspicion That Strengthens Washington too might-have HAD uses of Al-Qaeda groups as instruments of regional policies icts: such as Afghanistan or Iraq.

It is unclear what exactly Bhadrakumar means when he writes in his song “Obama should be worried.” Are the implications of the USA-type al-Qaeda terrorism financed mainly by Saudi, where the US-Saudi antagonism become extreme, with revelations that may arise on these implications, voluntarily or not disseminated by Saudi who would have replaced complicity with the U.S. by the confrontation? No doubt, but does it then go to the heart about watching these implications with terrorism, combining U.S. and Saudi, can go up to 9/11 when the U.S. Justice has authorized the ongoing trial to investigate the possibility of Saudi involvement in the attack – at a time, in 2001, where the triangular connections US-Saudi terrorist-type al-Qaeda gave full? These issues today all have their meaning in the light of Majed case-terrorist intelligence officer supposed to know a lot about the relationship between Saudi and Western SR (U.S., of course) compared to terrorism such al-Qaeda, and that while sources indicate that it was the U.S. military-intelligence (DIA?) that would have “fixed” Majed to designate the Lebanese army. (The latter also also ambiguous with given accuracy, connecting military [U.S.] Military [Lebanese] may very well be independent of other intelligence forces involved [U.S., Lebanon, Saudi Arabia] or purposes antagonism with them, for example “save” Majed who knows-as-of-things.)

It is impossible to extract all this a solid conclusion on the case as a complex framework of type-a-Qaeda terrorism and Saudi operations, otherwise to engage in a variety of speculations and for us free, since by substantivées nothing. For cons, the direct reference to a commentator of the caliber of the new MK Bhadrakumar examine the involvement of Arabia in 9/11 in light of the deterioration of US-Saudi ties possibility, under Majed the case has a significant implicit meaning. In general, we understand that the present tension between Saudi and the U.S., if it becomes stronger and structural, carries many different effects in current affairs, fighting, conflicts of interest, etc.., But also it now covers a key point that is extremely strong possibility, through an incident or another, a revelation either of which would seize the U.S. justice to revisit the “official version” of the attack of September 11, 2001 – now “officially” in doubt (the intervention of two U.S. parliamentarians in this sense, in the House, as reported in our text December 26, 2013 ). We must therefore confirm that this is indeed a new chapter as a result of the 9/11 attack which is open, where, indeed, the “complotisme” is no longer an argument of controversy and communication Lounge in one direction, as it was previously used by a well-oiled press system, but a concrete hypothesis and unpredictable in its effects, both operational and linked to interest (U.S. and Saudi Arabia) now antagonists, both in the strict legal proceedings of the U.S. justice.

US/Saudis Attempt To Build A Kinder, Gentler “Al-Qaeda” To Battle Against Big “Bad Al-Qaeda”

[The new kid on the Syrian bloc, "Army of the Mujahideen," is another offshoot of Abu Musab Zarqawi's "Al-Qaeda In Iraq," as was the second incarnation of the "Abdallah Azzam Brigades."  Army of Mujahideen is another Sunni Iraqi terrorist outfit.  This one fought a blood-feud with Zarqawi's Al-Qaeda in Iraq, before he was removed from power and eventually killed.  The Iraqi Muj group was associated with the Ikhwan, Muslim Brotherhood.  The feud fought was over Zarqawi's brutal murders of Sunni officials and policemen, breaking-out into the open over the murder of Anbar tribal leader Sheikh Naser Abdul Karim al-Miklif in Feb. 2006.  The fact that they have relocated to Syria to continue that feud is unimpressive.  All of this is just the latest slant on Bandar's war against Bashar, which is now moving into Lebanon.]

New Syria rebel alliance declares war on al-Qaeda’s ISIL

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Fighters of  al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant parade at Syrian town of Tel Abyad  

Photo: Fighters of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Tel Abyad. Syrian rebels’ uneasy co-existence with the hardline IsiL has turned to outright hostility. Photograph: Reuters  

A newly formed Syrian Islamist rebel alliance has declared war on the powerful al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and joined other opposition groups in battling the extremists. For its part, Syria’s main opposition National Coalition says it backs the rebel fight against al-Qaeda.

“We, the Army of the Mujahideen, pledge to defend ourselves and our honor, wealth and lands, and to fight ISIL, which has violated the rule of God, until it announces its dissolution,” said the new alliance of eight groups, in a statement published on Facebook Friday.

As the statement was issued, it fought in fierce clashes with the ISIL in the Aleppo and Idlib provinces of northern Syria.

The Islamic Front, the largest rebel alliance, which is made up of several powerful Islamist groups, and the Syrian Revolutionaries Front, another major rebel bloc, also battled ISIL on Friday, Agence France-Presse reported.

On Saturday, rebels battling jihadists in northern Syria killed or captured scores of the militants loyal to an al-Qaeda affiliate in two days of fighting, a watchdog said.

“At least 36 members and supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have been killed since Friday in Idlib and more than 100 have been captured by rebels” in Idlib and Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

“The Syrian Opposition Coalition fully supports ongoing efforts by Free Syrian Army elements to liberate towns and neighborhoods from the authoritarian oppression” of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the group’s presidency said in a statement.

“The Coalition stands in full solidarity with all Syrians rising up against al-Qaeda’s extremism and calls upon the international community to recognize the importance of supporting revolutionary forces as partners in the fight against al-Qaeda’s extremism and Assad’s sponsorship and encouragement of extremist forces,” it added.

For its part, the Army of Mujahideen, a newly formed group made up of eight brigades, demanded that ISIL fighters join the ranks of other rebel groups “or hand over their weapons and leave Syria,” earlier on Saturday.

The alliance reproached ISIL for “spreading strife and insecurity… in liberated [rebel] areas, spilling the blood of fighters and wrongly accusing them of heresy, and expelling them and their families from areas they have paid heavily to free” from Assad’s forces.

A Arabiya