Selasa, 17 September 2013

Obama’s Syria endgame or World War 3? ...>>> U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria’s civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday.The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte.“Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated,” Del Ponte said in an interview with Swiss-Italian television.“This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities,” she added, speaking in Italian....>>> ….in the news Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama admitted that his mission was not just a ‘shot across the bow’ to discourage chemical weapons use, but that plans were in motion to arm and assist the rebel ‘legions from hell’ against…...>>> ...... "Menghantam Damaskus sama dengan menghantam Moskow, dan kami telah menghilangkan kalimat "telah menembak jatuh 2 rudal" dalam pernyataan resmi kami demi menjaga hubungan bilateral dan menghentikan eskalasi. Maka dari itu, Anda harus segera mempertimbangkan kembali kebijakan-kebijakan, pendekatan-pendekatan dan kehendak-kehendak Anda terkait krisis Syria sebagaimana Anda harus percaya bahwa Anda tidak bisa mengabaikan keberadaan kami di kawasan Laut Tengah." Demikianlah ancaman yang disampaikan kepala dinas inteligen Rusia kepada mitranya di Amerika perihal ditembak jatuhnya 2 rudal balistik Amerika oleh sistem pertahanan udara Rusia beberapa waktu lalu. Perkataan itu lah yang sebenarnya menjadi dasar "mundur"-nya Amerika dan sekutu-sekutunya dari rencana menyerang Syria, setelah menyadari bahwa Rusia telah siap mati membela sekutunya itu....>>> ...In this context, the source pointed out that “the statement issued by the Russian Defense Ministry, which stated the detection of two ballistic missiles fired towards the Middle East, intended to neglect two points: the first was the location from which the two rockets were fired, and the second was their downing. Why? Because the moment the full military operation was launched, Head of the Russian Intelligence Service contacted the US intelligence and informed it that “hitting Damascus means hitting Moscow, and we have removed the term “downed the two missiles” from the statement to preserve the bilateral relations and to avoid escalation. Therefore, you must immediately reconsider your policies, approaches and intentions on the Syrian crisis, as you must be certain that you cannot eliminate our presence in the Mediterranean.”..>> ...“This unannounced direct confrontation between Moscow and Washington increased the Obama Administration’s confusion and certainty that the Russian side was ready to move until the end with the Syrian cause, and that the US did not have a way out of its impasse except through a Russian initiative which would save America’s face…” he added...>> ...From this point, the diplomatic source clarified that “in order to avoid further US confusion, and after Israel denied knowing anything about the rocket firing in its first statement, which is the truth, Washington demanded Tel Aviv to adopt the rocket firing to save its face in front of the International Community, especially since these two rockets were the beginning of the US aggression on Syria and the announcement of the beginning of military operations, after which US President Barack Obama was supposed to go to the G20 Summit in Russia to negotiate the destiny of Syrian President Bashr Al-Assad. However, he went to find a way out of the impasse he’s in.”...>>> ..... Menlu Rusia, Sergei Lavrov menyatakan hal itu pada Senin (16/9/13) setelah Prancis, Inggris dan Amerika sepakat mencari ikatan kuat berupa resolusi PBB dengan konsekuensi serius jika Damaskus gagal menyerahkan senjata kimianya. "Jika terus-menerus mengancam merupakan hal penting bagi seseorang...[maka] itu merupakan jalan lain untuk merusak secara penuh kemungkinan pelaksanaan konferensi Jenewa," kata Lavrov pada wartawan di Moskow...>>

 

by Perry Brimah

Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term
 ….in the news Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama admitted that his mission was not just a ‘shot across the bow’ to discourage chemical weapons use, but that plans were in motion to arm and assist the rebel ‘legions from hell’ against….

This may be the biggest story you have ever read and may ever live to witness. It is straight out of a Robert Ludlum novel. And possibly his best one, yet to be written.

It all started on August 21st at about 3 am when there was a sudden burst of information about a major chemical weapons attack in Syria, and patients started streaming into hospitals.

We need to rewind a bit. It actually evidently started August 20th, when rebels already started uploading videos of the attack on Youtube, before it had happened. Camera’s and video recorders were handy and plentiful as tons of videos were hastily uploaded.

We can go back a bit further.

It is important we read this peace from Israeli born journalist, Yossef Bodansky in Globalresearch.ca, referenced yesterday by one of US’ top radio hosts, Rush Limbaugh:

On August 13-14, 2013, Western-sponsored opposition forces in Turkey started advance preparations for a major and irregular military surge. Initial meetings between senior opposition military commanders and representatives of Qatari, Turkish, and US Intelligence [“Mukhabarat Amriki”] took place at the converted Turkish military garrison in Antakya, Hatay Province, used as the command center and headquarters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and their foreign sponsors. Very senior opposition commanders who had arrived from Istanbul briefed the regional commanders of an imminent escalation in the fighting due to “a war-changing development” which would, in turn, lead to a US-led bombing of Syria.

The opposition forces had to quickly prepare their forces for exploiting the US-led bombing in order to march on Damascus and topple the Bashar al-Assad Government, the senior commanders explained. The Qatari and Turkish intelligence officials assured the Syrian regional commanders that they would be provided with plenty of weapons for the coming offensive.

Indeed, unprecedented weapons distribution started in all opposition camps in Hatay Province on August 21-23, 2013. In the Reyhanli area alone, opposition forces received well in excess of 400 tons of weapons, mainly anti-aircraft weaponry from shoulder-fired missiles to ammunition for light-guns and machineguns. The weapons were distributed from store-houses controlled by Qatari and Turkish Intelligence under the tight supervision of US Intelligence.

These weapons were loaded on more than 20 trailer-trucks which crossed into northern Syria and distributed the weapons to several depots. Follow-up weapon shipments, also several hundred tons, took place over the weekend of August 24-25, 2013, and included mainly sophisticated anti-tank guided missiles and rockets. Opposition officials in Hatay said that these weapon shipments were “the biggest” they had received “since the beginning of the turmoil more than two years ago”. The deliveries from Hatay went to all the rebel forces operating in the Idlib-to-Aleppo area, including the al-Qaida affiliated jihadists (who constitute the largest rebel forces in the area).

Several senior officials from both the Syrian opposition and sponsoring Arab states stressed that these weapon deliveries were specifically in anticipation for exploiting the impact of imminent bombing of Syria by the US and the Western allies. The latest strategy formulation and coordination meetings took place on August 26, 2013. The political coordination meeting took place in Istanbul and was attended by US Amb. Robert Ford.

More important were the military and operational coordination meetings at the Antakya garrison. Senior Turkish, Qatari, and US Intelligence officials attended in addition to the Syrian senior (opposition) commanders. The Syrians were informed that bombing would start in a few days.

“The opposition was told in clear terms that action to deter further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime could come as early as in the next few days,” a Syrian participant in the meeting said. Another Syrian participant said that he was convinced US bombing was scheduled to begin on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Several participants — both Syrian and Arab — stressed that the assurances of forthcoming bombing were most explicit even as formally Obama is still undecided.

The descriptions of these meetings raise the question of the extent of foreknowledge of US Intelligence, and therefore, the Obama White House. All the sources consulted — both Syrian and Arab — stressed that officials of the “Mukhabarat Amriki” actively participated in the meetings and briefings in Turkey. Therefore, at the very least, they should have known that the opposition leaders were anticipating “a war-changing development”: that is, a dramatic event which would provoke a US-led military intervention.

The mere fact that weapon storage sites under the tight supervision of US Intelligence were opened up and about a thousand tons of high-quality weapons were distributed to the opposition indicates that US Intelligence anticipated such a provocation and the opportunity for the Syrian opposition to exploit the impact of the ensuing US and allied bombing. Hence, even if the Obama White House did not know in advance of the chemical provocation, they should have concluded, or at the very least suspected, that the chemical attack was most likely the “war-changing development” anticipated by the opposition leaders as provocation of US-led bombing. Under such circumstances, the Obama White House should have refrained from rushing head-on to accuse Assad’s Damascus and threaten retaliation, thus making the Obama White House at the very least complicit after the act.

This puts us at or before August 13th. But to appreciate what is really happening in our world, we need to go back even further.

On August 8th, it was reported that the Saudi rulers urgently tried to bribe and ‘threaten’ Russia to abandon Syria. The offer was humongous. Over 15 billion dollars in deals as well as a promise cum threat to enable safe winter Olympics in Russia, as they, the Sauds ‘control the Chechnyan rebel/terrorists (Telegraph.uk).’ Russia rejected the offer.
But we go back even further.

The Coordinated Global Prison Breaks:

On July 23, an al Qaeda group attacked two Iraqi prisons and successfully freed more than 500 inmates, including senior members of the terrorist group. The attack was extremely well coordinated with mortars, suicide bombers and rocket-propelled grenades, these were coupled with systematic inmate riots and fires as CNN described it.

On Saturday, July 26, at a maximum security prison in Benghazi, Libya, there was an almost identical prison break to the one that happened in Iraq. There were riots within the prison, with fires set. Suddenly gunmen flocked upon the prison and opened fire. About 1,200 of Libya’s most deadly inmates escaped.

And midnight, July 29-30, Taliban gunmen with rocket launchers and suicide bombers, wearing police uniforms attacked the largest jail in Dera Ismail Khan, in a northern Pakistani province, releasing over 300 inmates. They came well coordinated, with rocket-propelled grenades and freed top militants–some of the Taliban’s most deadly men. They used loud speakers to announce the names of the men they needed. According to an official (Reuters), only 70 of the 200 guards on duty were at work that fateful night, suggesting higher level security-government involvement.

Legions From Hell

So we have the baddest al Qaeda generals released in coordinated and uncannily successful prison breaks from Libya, through Pakistan to Iraq. We recollect that with the release of these men, it got so hot that the US temporarily shut down its embassies in the Middle East. Interpol has suggested linkage between the international prison breaks.

The history of flow of jihadist warriors and al Qaeda fighters from all over the world to Syria is not worthy of further elaboration. Now we have the baddest terrorists in the world–the dogs are loose–and in preparation as we ‘read,’ to wreck deadly havoc on Damascus. The payback for their freedom. And then…

We have tarried enough. Now let’s get up to speed and connect the obvious.

Syria has been making gains against the FSA (Free Syria Army) and al Qaeda linked Al Nusra front in recent days. Bashar al-Assad recently bragged that the US used his country as grounds to send hated terrorists to their predictable death; further stating that unless there was a total foreign invasion, the rebels could NEVER have any success. With the help of Hezbollah, the Syrian army defeating the rebels in the Qusayr ‘mother of all wars,’ retaking the strategic Quneitra border town, and splitting their Aleppo home turf with them, Syria was poised to end the rebellion. Times got desperate, something had to be done. According to the Telegraph, the Syrian government ministry of reconciliation has even been receiving hundreds of ‘disillusioned’ rebel fighters who have been returning to the government side.

Desperation saw the Syrian rebels engage in acts of cannibalism and blatant terror, firing rockets into civilian villages and eating human parts on camera. Their character unveiled, they went after and kidnapped UN workers and slaughtered and killed children and Christian priests. Severally sending direct threats to the West who they blamed for failing them. To further compound events, the Egyptian president, Morsy who had lately attended a radical meeting in which Egyptians were encouraged to volunteer to replenish the anti-Syrian forces, faced troubles of his own, ending in his overthrow by military coup. The Turkish nation, a strong, vocal and strategic supporter of the war, also faced its own political problems, hence limiting Erdogan’s ability to muster support for Turkey’s continued engagement in the Syrian crises.

Again, something had to be done, and done fast. 100,000 Syrians have been killed in the war so far and over 2 million have fled to seek refuge. This war, which has already carried on for over two years, promises to continue for 10 more, at this pace. The effect on neighboring nations is also impossible to bear. Iraq has witnessed over 30-70 bombing and terror-related deaths every day for the last 2 months as a result of the fermenting arms and ‘bad’ men recruited to, and engaged across its border.

Finally, validating this ultimate story; in the news Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama admitted that his mission was not just a ‘shot across the bow’ to discourage chemical weapons use, but that plans were in motion to arm and assist the rebel ‘legions from hell’ against (and into the heart of) the Syrian regime.

The ultimate question that I leave you with as you recognize the insane reality of the active situation and leading features, is this- is the intentional poisoning of 355 MSF (1429 US/FSA) innocent people, too tall a sin to facilitate the launching of a coordinated victory hopeful endgame (or WWIII) attack?

Rusia: Ancaman Barat terhadap Suriah Rusak Pembicaraan Damai

Rusia memperingatkan bahwa mengancam pemerintah Suriah dengan kekuatan militer dan resolusi PBB bisa menghancurkan pembicaraan damai yang ditujukan untuk memecahkan krisis di negara Arab itu.

Menlu Rusia, Sergei Lavrov menyatakan hal itu pada Senin (16/9/13) setelah Prancis, Inggris dan Amerika sepakat mencari ikatan kuat berupa resolusi PBB dengan konsekuensi serius jika Damaskus gagal menyerahkan senjata kimianya.

"Jika terus-menerus mengancam merupakan hal penting bagi seseorang...[maka] itu merupakan jalan lain untuk merusak secara penuh kemungkinan pelaksanaan konferensi Jenewa," kata Lavrov pada wartawan di Moskow.


Dia juga mengatakan, seruan untuk mengambil tindakan cepat PBB terhadap pemerintah Suriah menunjukkan kurangnya pemahaman tentang kesepakatan senjata kimia yang dicapai dengan Suriah.
 
https://www.facebook.com/BeritaHarianSuriah
 

Truth of US-Russia Confrontation



Daoud Rammal – As-Safir
http://betweentwopines.wordpress.com/

Aggression was over the Moment those Two Missiles were Fired

A well informed diplomatic source told As-Safir newspaper that “the US war on Syria had started and ended the moment those two ballistic missiles were fired, leaving inconsistent information, as Israel denied and Russia confirmed, until an Israeli statement was issued indicating they were fired in the context of an Israeli-US joint drill and fell in the sea, and that they were not related to the Syrian crisis.”

US Russia Navy 

The source further told the Lebanese daily that “the US forces fired these two rockets from a NATO base in Spain, and were instantly detected by the Russian radars and confronted by the Russian defense systems, so one of them exploded in the airspace and the second one diverted towards the sea.”

In this context, the source pointed out that “the statement issued by the Russian Defense Ministry, which stated the detection of two ballistic missiles fired towards the Middle East, intended to neglect two points: the first was the location from which the two rockets were fired, and the second was their downing. Why? Because the moment the full military operation was launched, Head of the Russian Intelligence Service contacted the US intelligence and informed it that “hitting Damascus means hitting Moscow, and we have removed the term “downed the two missiles” from the statement to preserve the bilateral relations and to avoid escalation. Therefore, you must immediately reconsider your policies, approaches and intentions on the Syrian crisis, as you must be certain that you cannot eliminate our presence in the Mediterranean.”

“This unannounced direct confrontation between Moscow and Washington increased the Obama Administration’s confusion and certainty that the Russian side was ready to move until the end with the Syrian cause, and that the US did not have a way out of its impasse except through a Russian initiative which would save America’s face…” he added.

From this point, the diplomatic source clarified that “in order to avoid further US confusion, and after Israel denied knowing anything about the rocket firing in its first statement, which is the truth, Washington demanded Tel Aviv to adopt the rocket firing to save its face in front of the International Community, especially since these two rockets were the beginning of the US aggression on Syria and the announcement of the beginning of military operations, after which US President Barack Obama was supposed to go to the G20 Summit in Russia to negotiate the destiny of Syrian President Bashr Al-Assad. However, he went to find a way out of the impasse he’s in.”

The source further indicated that “after the US-Russia rocket confrontation, Moscow intended to increase its number of military experts in Russia, and added to its military units and destroyers to enhance its military presence in the Mediterranean. It also set a time for announcing about its initiative on stopping the aggression on Syria after the G20 Summit, after drawing a side scene on the sidelines of the summit which was followed by two successive visits for Iranian Foreign Minister, Hussein Amir Abdul Lahyan, and Syrian Foreign Minister, Walid Al-Moallem, in which a way out was agreed on with the Russian side, and it included a Syrian announcement on approving the Russian initiative regarding putting Syrian chemical weapons under international supervision and preparing Syria for joining the non-proliferation treaty.

Finally, the source pointed out that “One of the first results of the US-Russian military confrontation was the British House of Commons’ rejection to participate in a war on Syria. This was followed by European stances, most significantly, the German stance announced by Chancellor Angela Merkel.”

Translated by Sara Taha Moughnieh

Posted in News, Politics

Bashar al-Assad – Exclusive Interview for Rossiya-24

Syria’s President al-Assad: Interview with Russia 24.

An exclusive interview of the Syrian President was published by Rossiya-24 (Vesti.ru) on yesterday evening. The interview was conducted by Yevgeny Poddubny, who is otherwise only known from his posing in front of tanks and sniper positions.


The contents of the conversation is mainly the Russian initiative for the “partial-disarming” of Syria, as it was designated by somebody here.

The following is the interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
———————————————————————————— Rossiya-24:
Mr. President, thank you very much for giving the TV channel Rossiya-24 the opportunity for this interview. The most important question at the beginning: Why has Syria agreed with the initiative of Russia to put the chemical weapons under an international control, and why came this agreement so quickly?

Bashar al-Assad:
Syria has already presented such a proposal to the UN (United Nations) over ten years ago – to free the Middle Eastern region of weapons of mass destruction, in particular, as the region is characterized by instability and wars have lasted for decades. This all began many centuries ago.

A removal of weapons of mass destruction from the region will thus have a direct impact on the stability of the region. The only ones who have opposed our former attempt were the United States. We do not appreciate it that there are even weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. Our concern has always been the stability and peace of the region.

This is one of the sides. The other relates to the current situation. Undoubtedly, the Syrian state is trying every effort that our country and other countries of the region will not be drawn into another insane war, which some proponents of a war in the United States want to unleash in the Middle East.

To this day, we pay the price for the wars that America has unleashed, for example, in Afghanistan – although this country is very far from Syria – or in Iraq – this is now again in our immediate neighbourhood.
I have the opinion that any war against Syria will be a war that will badly affect the entire region, so that the Middle East will enter a period of instability and problems for decades. This means that also the future generations will have to do with it.

The third and most important reason is the fact of the Russian proposal by itself. Would there be no initiative, it would be very difficult for Syria to move around into this direction. Our relations with Russia are based on a mutual trust, and that trust has only increased during the time of the Syrian crisis, so within the last two and a half years. Russia has confirmed through its actions that it understands very well what is happening in our region, Russia gave a proof of its reliability and it confirmed that it is a serious power, on which one can count on.

All these reasons have induced Syria to sign the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons.

Rossiya-24:
The President of the United States, Mr. Obama, and U.S. Secretary of State Kerry are of the opinion that Syria has decided to put its chemical weapons under an international control only for the reason of the immediate threat of a missile attack. Is that really so?

Bashar al-Assad:
If we think about the events in relation to the U.S. threats, which existed in the past weeks, these threats had certainly not the aim of the securing of the chemical weapons. These threats were based on a provocation, carried out by the use of chemical weapons in a suburb of Damascus, Al-Ghouta.

This provocation was organized by the U.S. leadership. In other words, no one has threatened us in order to force the surrender of the chemical weapons. So that’s not true. The Americans have only begun after the G20 summit in Russia to speak about such a turn. What has us actually now caused to make this a step, so it is really only the Russian initiative and the related negotiations we have had with the Russian side.

I would like to underline it again that, if there would not be this Russian initiative, we would even not discuss this issue with any other side. So, this is a kind of American propaganda, as Kerry and his leadership, including Obama, always want to come out as the winners, who have achieved the results by the use of threats. But that does not interest us.

Rossiya-24:
Yesterday, it was to hear that Russia has submitted a stage plan for the handover of the chemical weapons under international supervision to the United States. What mechanisms are envisaged for the realization of this process?

Bashar al-Assad:
Of course, Syria will turn to the United Nations (UN) and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the coming days. Included in this are then documents of a technical nature which are necessary for the signing of the agreement. The work begins afterwards and should ultimately lead to the signing of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

This convention includes a plurality of points. One of them concerns the prohibition of the production of chemical weapons, and there is also a ban on the storage and use. Thereafter, the Convention shall enter into force. In my view, the validity of the agreement begins one month after signing, and Syria will begin to transmit data on its holdings of chemical weapons to the international organization. These are standard processes, which are provided, and we will also stick to it.

I want to express myself clearly for everyone: these mechanisms will not function one-sided. It just does not mean that Syria signs the documents, fulfils the conditions of the process, and that`s it. It is a two-way process, which aims primarily on the situation that the United States stops its policy of threats against Syria, just as it also depends on the extent to which the Russian proposal is implemented.

As soon as we have convinced ourselves that the United States are really interested in a stability in our region and stops its threats and efforts for a raid of Syria, likewise cease the arms supplies to the terrorists, then we will assume that the necessary processes to the end can be pursued, that it is effective and acceptable for Syria.

But these are, as I said, no mechanisms that are only to use from one side. Russia has a very important role to play in this, because we have no confidence and also no connections to the United States. Russia is the only country that could take on this role.

Rossiya-24:
Let’s move on with the topic of the implementation of this Russian initiative: what for an international organization should be the structure in the Syrian Arab Republic that takes over the control above the Syrian chemical weapons? We have not to handle a standard situation here.

Bashar al-Assad:
We think that a logical structure appropriate for this role is the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, because this organization is the only with the appropriate specialists in this area and also monitors the compliance of the Chemical Weapons Convention in all countries of the world.

We all know that Israel has signed the Chemical Weapons Convention but not yet ratified. Syria will demand it and insist that Israel will finally implement its signing of the Convention.

When we formerly had introduced a project about the abolition of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, the United States had impeded this project. One of the reasons for this was that Israel should be further allowed to be in possess of such weapons. If we wish stability for the Middle East, all countries must adhere to the Convention.

And the first of the countries, which has to adhere it, is Israel, because Israel has nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and generally any kind of mass destruction. We must continue to ensure that no country has such weapons. This alone protects us against possible upcoming, devastating and costly wars – not only in the Middle East but throughout the world.

Rossiya-24:
Syria hands over its chemical weapons to an international control. Although we already do know for sure: Russian experts have proven it that chemical weapons were used by rebels from a radical group – therefore, by terrorists – in a suburb of Aleppo.
What has to be done in your opinion in order to protect both the people of Syria and the people in the neighbouring countries against the extremists who do not shy away from the use of chemical warfare agents?

Bashar al-Assad:
The incident, which you mean, occurred last March, when the residents of the territory of Khan al-Assal near Aleppo were shelled by terrorists with rockets filled with chemical toxins. As a result of this attack, there were dozens of victims.

We turned to the UN for this reason, so that a commission of experts will be dispatched to clarify the details of this incident and to determine which of the parties is responsible for this attack.

Here, the situation is clear for us: it was the work of terrorists. At that time, the United States have opposed the secondment of experts to Syria. Consequently, we have worked together with Russian experts and gave them all the evidence that were available for us. From this evidence, it became clear that the terrorists, who are operating in northern Syria, are responsible for this attack.

What is necessary now is the return of the delegation of chemical weapons experts who were already in Syria about a week ago. They should return to Syria in order to meet an agreement that were made between us during their last stay. In this agreement, it is about investigations in several provinces, primarily in Khan al-Assal.

We need to carefully examine this matter to determine, for example, the composition of the chemical substances and thereby the country behind the application. It is equally important to also find out which countries have given these chemical substances into the hands of terrorists, so that these countries can finally be brought to justice.

Rossiya-24:
Mr. President, a clarification is still necessary: it is even realistic to seize all the existing chemical warfare agents in the hands of the terrorists?

Bashar al-Assad:
That depends on whether those countries, which maintain relations with the terrorists, will become known. Although all countries speak about that they do not support terrorists, but we know for sure that the West provides them with logistical support – and it is allegedly thereby just about “non-lethal” things or even “humanitarian aid”.

But in the end, the West and some countries of the region – such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, formerly also Qatar – have a direct contact to the terrorists, who they do support with all kinds of weapons. We have the opinion that it was one of these countries that has provided chemical weapons for the terrorists. Of course, these countries could cease to support the terrorists with such weapons or others arms.

But there are even the terrorists who do not listen to any side, and when they get into the possession of arms and therefore have the possibility to destroy, they do no more feel obliged to anybody to do anything, also not to those, who funded and armed them.

bascharalassad Bashar al Assad   Exclusive Interview for Rossiya 24
Bashar al-Assad

Rossiya-24:
Some American media reported that alleged your officers – so officers of the Syrian Arab Army – have asked you for the approval to use chemical weapons in the fight against the armed opposition gangs. You, Mr. President, are said to have denied this permission. Nonetheless, these officers are said to have used chemical weapons on their own, especially in East Ghouta. Is this representation correct, are such operations even possible in Syria?

Bashar al-Assad:
This is nothing but a facet of American propaganda. Such propaganda always uses all kinds of lies to justify their own wars. This alleged conversation is reminiscent of what Colin Powell, under the lead of George Bush Jr., has done to justify the war against Iraq a little more than 10 years ago.

They brought evidence and have claimed that it would confirm that Saddam Hussein produces weapons of mass destruction. It later turned out that it was a lie. Today they lie in different ways, a variant is the one you have just mentioned.

The truth is, however, that such a conversation between anyone in Syria could have never taken place. This type of weapons is centrally managed (administered) in different countries and armies of the world – there are no such weapons directly in the hands of the armed forces – in other words, there are no regular troops that carry along such type of weapons – neither the land forces, nor the armoured divisions or others. It is a special type of weapons that would be used by Special Forces. So this is a completely illogical lie that no one can really believe.

Rossiya-24:
Recently, evidence were presented to the U.S. Congress, which were described as “convincing” and “indubitably” – video recordings, which should imply that the chemical weapons in the Damascus suburb of East Ghouta had been used by the Syrian Army. What can you say about this American version?

Bashar al-Assad:
They have neither the Congress nor the press and therefore not their own people even shown one single evidence, as well as not to other country in the world, not even Russia, which has participated in the negotiation process. Everything that has happened, were nothing but words, and even that is a facet of American propaganda.

The logic, however, says that one cannot use weapons of mass destruction only hundreds of meters away from its own armed forces. One cannot use weapons of mass destruction in places of residence, because this would lead to tens of thousands of victims.

Similarly, weapons of mass destruction are not used in the time of (military) advances or if the success will not fail even with ordinary types of weapons. Their logic is not convincing. Therefore, the U.S. leadership is currently in a difficult position. They lie a lot less professional than it was yet done by the George Bush administration.

The previous U.S. administration has lied, but in their lies, they knew how they could convince a part of the world of their lies – in contrast to the current U.S. government, which is not even able to convince its allies about their lies. All the talk has no meaning. It lacks any logic and is completely implausible.

Rossiya-24:
The last question I just have to ask, since it concerns the security of the entire region. Russian media has recently reported that the armed opposition gangs possibly plan another provocation in which they could use chemical weapons against Israel, namely from a territory controlled by the Syrian Arab Army. Have you such an information in your capacity as commander in chief?

Bashar al-Assad:
It was already confirmed that the terrorist groups have chemical weapons and they have already been applied in Syria against our soldiers and civilians. So there are these substances. Furthermore, we know that these terrorist gangs and those, by which they are controlled, want to provoke a military attack by the United States.

Previously, they have tried to implicate Israel in the Syrian crisis. It cannot be ruled out that this information are true and are intended to serve the mentioned objectives.

If there is war in a region, so the chaos is increasing, but when the chaos is increasing, it is essential that the territories for terrorist gangs become more permeable and thus they can cause more damage and destruction. Such threats are a real challenge, because the terrorists have chemical weapons, and there are countries that supply them with these agents.

Rossiya-24:
Thank you for answering our questions!
Source: apxwn
 

KONFLIK MILITER AMERIKA-RUSIA TELAH TERJADI 

 

IRAN PASTIKAN DAPATKAN RUDAL S-300 RUSIA
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"Menghantam Damaskus sama dengan menghantam Moskow, dan kami telah menghilangkan kalimat "telah menembak jatuh 2 rudal" dalam pernyataan resmi kami demi menjaga hubungan bilateral dan menghentikan eskalasi. Maka dari itu, Anda harus segera mempertimbangkan kembali kebijakan-kebijakan, pendekatan-pendekatan dan kehendak-kehendak Anda terkait krisis Syria sebagaimana Anda harus percaya bahwa Anda tidak bisa mengabaikan keberadaan kami di kawasan Laut Tengah."

Demikianlah ancaman yang disampaikan kepala dinas inteligen Rusia kepada mitranya di Amerika perihal ditembak jatuhnya 2 rudal balistik Amerika oleh sistem pertahanan udara Rusia beberapa waktu lalu. Perkataan itu lah yang sebenarnya menjadi dasar "mundur"-nya Amerika dan sekutu-sekutunya dari rencana menyerang Syria, setelah menyadari bahwa Rusia telah siap mati membela sekutunya itu.

Sebagaimana telah ditulis di blog ini pada tgl 3 September lalu (lihat di sini) telah terjadi insiden peluncuran 2 rudal ballistik di Laut Mediterania yang mengarah ke Syria. Namun sampai saat itu masih simpang siur, siapa sebenarnya yang telah menembakkan rudal-rudal itu dan untuk tujuan apa, serta bagaimana "nasib" kedua rudal itu. Blog ini menyebutkan rudal-rudal itu ditembakkan oleh kapal selam Israel dengan maksud untuk memancing intervensi militer Amerika terhadap Syria. Namun informasi yang lebih valid menyebutkan hal yang berbeda. Israel tidak tahu-menahu mengenai rudal-rudal itu, yang ternyata ditembakkan dari pangkalan NATO di Spanyol. Radar-radar canggih Rusia segera berhasil melacak rudal-rudal itu dan rudal-rudal pencegat S-300 atau Alexander yang ditempatkan di Syria atau di kapal-kapal perangnya di Laut Mediterania, menembaknya di udara sebelum mencapai sasaran. Selanjutnya Rusia menggunakan insiden itu untuk menekan Amerika hingga membatalkan rencana serangan militer terhadap Syria.

Dan seperti terlihat kemudian, satu demi satu pemimpin barat mengundurkan diri dari rencana serangan terhadap Syria. Demi menyelamatkan muka Amerika, Rusia pun mengajukan proposal penyerahan senjata kimia Syria yang langsung disetujui Amerika dan semua negara barat. Hanya para pemberontak Syria, Turki dan negara-negara Arab badui saja yang masih sempat berteriak-teriak: "serang Syria!", namun segera diam setelah Liga Arab pun akhirnya menyetujui usulan Rusia.

Bagi Rusia, "kesalahan berujung kekalahan Amerika" itu dipergunakan untuk memperkuat posisinya di Timur Tengah. Selain penambahan armada kapal perang di Laut Mediterania, Rusia juga dipastikan mempercepat pengiriman rudal-rudal S-300 ke Syria dan melanjutkan kembali pengiriman rudal yang sama ke Iran yang sempat dibatalkan.


Namun demikian dunia tidak boleh terlena dengan perkembangan "positif" yang terjadi dalam konflik Syria karena insiden penembakan rudal balistik tersebut di atas masih menyimpan misteri yang lebih besar. Apakah Presiden Obama sendiri yang memerintahkan penembakan itu, atau adanya sabotase yang dilakukan unsur-unsur inteligen dan militer Amerika pro-Israel yang sangat menginginkan terjadinya serangan Amerika terhadap musuh-musuh utama Israel, yaitu Iran dan Syria? Konflik internal di kalangan pengambil kebijakan Amerika ini sempat mencuat ke permukaan dengan dipecatnya Direktur CIA Jendral Petraeus beberapa waktu lalu. Petraeus diduga memimpin sekelompok pejabat inteligen dan militer Amerika yang didukung para politisi dengan tujuan menyabotase pemerintahan demi memaksa Amerika menyerang Iran. Misinya sama seperti serangan WTC tahun 2001 yang sukses "memaksa" Presiden George W Bush untuk melancarkan kampanye "Perang Terorisme".



RUDAL S-300 IRAN

Sementara itu dikabarkan Presiden Rusia Vladimir Putin telah menyetujui untuk mengirimkan rudal-rudal S-300 ke Iran, 3 tahun setelah dibatalkan karena desakan Amerika dan PBB.

Menurut laporan media Rusia Kommersant hari Rabu (11/9), Rusia setuju untuk memenuhi permintaan Iran untuk melanjutkan transaksi pembelian rudal-rudal tersebut senilai $800 juta. Selain rudal-rudal itu, Rusia dan Iran juga sepakat untuk membangun satu reaktor nuklir lagi di Bushehr. Menurut Kommersant kedua pihak direncanakan akan menyelesaikan kontrak tersebut minggu ini, tepatnya saat Putin bertemu dengan Presiden Iran Hassan Rouhani dalam pertemuan negara-negara Asia Tengah di Kyrgyzstan.

Pembelian rudal-rudal S-300 oleh Iran dan Syria telah membuat Israel dan Amerika ketakutan karena mengancam keseimbangan militer di kawasan tersebut dan membuat Israel dan Amerika berada pada posisi tidak menguntungkan. Bulan lalu Rusia menunda pengiriman komponen rudal-rudal tersebut ke Syria karena Syria mengalami kesulitan pembayarannya. Rusia direncanakan akan menyelesaikan pengiriman sistem pertahanan udara tercanggih di dunia itu tahun depan, meski Presiden Bashar al Assad pada bulan Mei lalu mengklaim Syria telah memiliki senjata itu.

Dengan daya jangkau hingga 200 kilometer dan kemampuan mendeteksi dan menembak jatuh belasan sasaran sekaligus, Israel jelas-jelas ketakutan dengan senjata ini karena secara efektif membuat Israel kehilangan keunggulan udaranya sampai pada titik dimana Israel tidak mampu lagi menerbangkan pesawat terbangnya di beberapa wilayah udara Israel sendiri. Selain itu Rusia juga akan segera menyerahkan 12 pesawat tempur MiG-29M/M2 yang dipesan Syria sejak tahun 2007.

Bulan Mei lalu Israel dan Amerika mendesak Rusia untuk tidak mengirim senjata-senjata canggih itu ke Syria, namun ditolak Rusia dengan alasan senjata-senjata itu bersifat defensif.

REF:
"Truth of US-Russia Confrontation - Aggression was over the Moment those Two Missiles were Fired"; Daoud Rammal; As-Safir; 12 September 2013

"US deployed nuke force before Syria crisis"; Gordon Duff; Veterns Today; 7 September 2013

"Russia to supply S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran"; Jerusalem Post; 12 September 2013

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