Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Syria: Why Russia must be firmer with the west to save the peace plan




Above you can watch an interview with me on Russia Today (RT) on on how western states are using the recent tragedy in Houla as a pretext for a possible military intervention. 
 
You can read a transcript of the interview here.

20 comments:

brian said...

FYI neil
The politic blog unser-politikblog.blogspot.de has made an approximately half-hour phone interview with Nun Hatune Dogan on last Thursday. Nun Hatune Dogan has just returned from a lengthy trip through Syria.
Here are the English translations of some core content of the interview with NunHatune Dogan:

The insurgents in Syria are radical Islamists, poor people, who have especially entrenched in the mountains, and get money and weapons from abroad.

The insurgents perform murderous attacks on Syrian soldiers.

The term “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) for the insurgents is largely unknown at the general Syrian population.

The insurgents carry out murderous attacks on civilians, and push these crimes in the shoes of the Syrian government afterwards (SN: false-flag crimes against civilians to blame the Syrian government); they partially wear captured Syrian army uniforms and also drive captured Syrian army vehicles while committing these crimes.

The insurgents attack targeted Christians and Alawites, and they entrench themselves in churches, thus they can then assert that the government would attack churches (SN: and mosques).

The Syrian army does not fire on peaceful demonstrators, the assertion of the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA), they would protect peaceful demonstrators, is a lie. Rather, they are the rebels who abuse the demonstrations to armed provocations.

The Western media coverage of Syria is lying to 95%, it is invented and exaggerated; and the perpetrators and victims of terror in Syria are systematically reversed in the Western reporting.

Should the insurgents, which are supported by the West, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, succeed to overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, it is to expect that the radical Islamists are going to commit genocides against Christians and Alawites.

Sister / Nun Dogan Hatune calls on all politicians and journalists to not make themselves guilty in the genocide of the Syrian Christians and Alawites, to refrain from trying to overthrow Bashar Assad, and to stop spreading lies, which are delivered by the terrorists, about the Syrian government (SN: and the situation).
http://www.syrianews.cc/situation-in-syria-interview-sister-hatune-dogan-752.html

David Lindsay said...

In Syria as in Iraq, Russia is doing her duty as the leader among the Slavs in their age-old mission of defending the borders and outposts of Christendom against the only practical alternative to the Assad regime, which, as we have seen, was the only practical alternative to Saddam Hussein.

Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Xinjiang, Iraq, Syria, Jundullah, unrestricted global migration: the neocon-Islamist alliance is old and firm. Look up Umm al-Fahm, who runs it, and under which jurisdiction those who vote for that faction have almost unanimously voted to remain.

Hold the line equally against secular liberalism and against Islamisation at home, exemplified and encapsulated by the present debate over the definition of marriage. Hold the line equally against the Islamists and against the Zionists-neocons abroad. The Russians, even more than the French, are leading the way.

David Lindsay said...

In Syria as in Iraq, Russia is doing her duty as the leader among the Slavs in their age-old mission of defending the borders and outposts of Christendom against the only practical alternative to the Assad regime, which, as we have seen, was the only practical alternative to Saddam Hussein.

Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Xinjiang, Iraq, Syria, Jundullah, unrestricted global migration: the neocon-Islamist alliance is old and firm. Look up Umm al-Fahm, who runs it, and under which jurisdiction those who vote for that faction have almost unanimously voted to remain.

Hold the line equally against secular liberalism and against Islamisation at home, exemplified and encapsulated by the present debate over the definition of marriage. Hold the line equally against the Islamists and against the Zionists-neocons abroad. The Russians, even more than the French, are leading the way.

David Lindsay said...

In Syria as in Iraq, Russia is doing her duty as the leader among the Slavs in their age-old mission of defending the borders and outposts of Christendom against the only practical alternative to the Assad regime, which, as we have seen, was the only practical alternative to Saddam Hussein.

Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Xinjiang, Iraq, Syria, Jundullah, unrestricted global migration: the neocon-Islamist alliance is old and firm. Look up Umm al-Fahm, who runs it, and under which jurisdiction those who vote for that faction have almost unanimously voted to remain.

Hold the line equally against secular liberalism and against Islamisation at home, exemplified and encapsulated by the present debate over the definition of marriage. Hold the line equally against the Islamists and against the Zionists-neocons abroad. The Russians, even more than the French, are leading the way.

brian said...

FYI people:
http://www.syrianews.cc/syria-a-letter-to-the-world-755.html

interview with russian journalist in syria..who has investigated HOULA
https://www.facebook.com/notes/brian-souter/interview-with-anna-journalist-marat-musin-on-syria/373084526073484

Another witness of Al-Hula massacre - SyriaNews
http://www.syrianews.cc/syria-anna-news-witness-hula-massacre-746.html

brian said...

FYI
RealSyria SYRIA / Catholic Patriarch: Christians used as human shields by the rebels

http://www.ilsussidiario.net/News/English-Spoken-Here/Politics-e-Society/2012/6/1/SYRIA-Catholic-Patriarch-Christians-used-as-human-shields-by-the-rebels/286710/

Neil Clark said...

Hi Brian,

Cheers for those v.interesting links. I don't think the pro-intervention outlets who rushed to blame the Syrian govt for Houla, before any evidence emerged, will be publicising the reports too much.

David: good post. The French sadly have joined the neocon camp in the Middle East and it doesn't seem that much has changed with election of Hollande. De Gaulle would be appalled with France's foreign policy.

brian said...

FYI Neil

saw this comment in Daily Mirror:
from a citizen journalist:
'I am a British citizen in Syria for two monthson my 4th visit to the country. I am here as a citizen journalist. I can tell you from first hand experience that the vast majority of people here support Assad. Its just the truth: plain and simple. It may not be something the West want's to hear, but it IS the truth. Why do they support him? Well, because the West's reporting of Assad is nothing like the man that governs Syria. He is not viewed as an evil dicator here. He is viewed as a strong leader who has kept the peace in a nation spilt by religious factions. Now the US and UK has stuck their nose into Syrian business, by arming one side, the Syrian view of Assad has been proved right. For it is the support by the West that has allowed the increase in bloody violence. If you want to find out more about my visits to Syria - check out my website.
http://garisullivan.co.uk/
- Gari Sullivan, Latakia, Syria, 30/5/2012 19:15

citizen journalist Gari Sullivan reports on syria Houla massacre and the BBC photo
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=9195#5

Neil Clark said...

Hi Brian,
Thanks for that link. If Assad and the Syrian govt didn't have widespread support there's no way they'd still be in power. And if the SNC had as much support as they claim, then they wouldn't have boycotted the elections. The western backers of the opposition know that Assad still retains widespread support which is why they're going for violent regime change and fomenting a civil war. Democracy in Syria is the very last thing they want.

brian said...

sole source for media on syria? this man...
http://www.landdestroyer.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/wests-syrian-narrative-based-on-guy-in.html

channeling his inner Chalabi

brian said...

BBC propaganda and Houla
http://i.imgur.com/7nrI6.jpg

brian said...

this is amazing: reported by journalist Anhar Kochneva:

High Tragedy meets low farce in FSA syria terroism:
Jerry Dandridge
Posted June 7, 2012 at 1:13 PM
There are a lot of soldiers of fortune among the bandits. They are Chechens, Romanians, French, Libyans, and Afghans. Moreover, there was a very funny accident with Afghan soldiers. A few Afghans were caught and asked, ‘What are you doing here?’ They replied, ‘We were told that we came to Israel, and at night we are shooting at Israeli buses. We are fighting with the enemy to liberate Palestine.’ It might be funny, but it is true. The guys were really surprised, ‘Are we in Syria? We thought we were in Israel!’
http://gbtimes.com/third-angle/syria/syria/eyewitness-account-media-lies-about-syria

you wont see this reported on the BBC ABC SBS CBS FOX etc

those jewish jokes about dumb arabs(or here afghans) may have a basis in the truth

brian said...

FYI
US using drones in philippines
http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2012/03/05-drones-philippines-ahmed

brian said...

on Shabiha:
Now, the Western media has near universally used the word “Shabiya” to describe militias loyal to the Assad regime, but the BBC has an insightful report on the origins of the word and how it is used by the locals:

It is not clear exactly who they are and to whom they are loyal, but the term “shabiha” has repeatedly been used to describe them. Possibly derived from the Arabic word for “ghost” (“shabh”), it has come to mean “thugs” in modern day Syria.
The term is believed to have first appeared in relation to the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad after a crackdown was launched in the port city of Latakia, where a notorious, mafia-like organised crime syndicate called the Shabiha has existed since the 1970s.
In towns along the Mediterranean coast, local shabiha gangs are said to run protection rackets, weapons- and drug-smuggling rings, and other criminal enterprises. Residents reportedly dare not mention the name.
So the word is used by locals to refer to armed “thugs” involved in organized crime. The BBC, of course, goes on to assert, in line with the standard media line, that

Membership of the shabiha gangs is drawn largely from President Assad’s minority Alawite sect, which dominates the government, security services and military. Many are members of the Assad family itself, and the related Deeb and Makhlouf families.
Western media invariably equate any eyewitness account of “shabiha” with pro-regime militias. But it seems clear that the word could be used by locals to refer to any unidentified armed thug. Notice the BBC itself acknowledges that it’s “not clear exactly who they are and to whom they are loyal” as the word is used by locals to describe these “ghosts” of whom they dare not speak. As I questioned in my previous report, “Could witnesses be describing the murderers as ‘shabiha’ simply because they were ‘heavily armed men dressed in black’?”
http://www.jeremyrhammond.com/2012/06/06/eyewitnesses-corroborate-syrian-government-account-of-houla-massacre/

brian said...

Syria 24 English
2 hours ago
#Syria #RealSyria - DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The Syrian TV is set to broadcast a documentary shedding light on the Damascus terrorist bombings and those behind it on Saturday after the 8:30 PM news.

The documentary includes interviews with families of victims and relatives of the terrorists who carried out the terrorist attacks.

M.D
============
there are plans to post it on this FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Syria-24-English/298382103530912

brian said...

Prime German Paper: Syrian Rebels Committed Houla Massacre
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2012/06/prime-german-paper-syrian-rebels-committed-houla-massacre.html

brian said...

'They walked for a very few minutes, the unarmed police watching them from the wayside, then a man next to him pulled out a gun and shot the nearest policeman dead.'
A riot followed, reported by foreign TV stations as a police attack on peaceful marchers.
I expect to have more to say on this in weeks to come.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/brian-souter/the-truth-seeps-out-of-syriainto-the-daily-mail/374975382551065

ergo:
'The news being accepted as truth by BBC World News is so biased these days that I no longer believe what they say about anything any more, after more than 60 years of crediting them with the truth.''

The sleeper awakes

my one objection here is Hitchens:
'As far as I can discover, they are not stooges of what they agree to be a rather nasty government in Damascus'

thats not what syrians think..but westerners are usually clueless and easily led by media propaganda...the article is a step forward

brian said...

critiquing 'progressives' support for the syrian insurgency
'But I wonder about one fact: did you notice very strangely the USA and NATO strong support for this “revolution”??? Did you and your friends Socialists and Greens notice that Israel supports the “revolution” and give the “revolutionarists” the maximum support?? Was this the first time for USA, NATO and Israel to support a “revolution”? Unless it is in fact not a revolution but a Western conspiracy!!!
http://www.jamaldaoud.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/open-letter-to-my-socialist-friend-this_10.html

brian said...

in french: Mother Agnes on HOMS and Qousseir
‘Finally, one of the saddest news: the girl RS, Greek Orthodox who was kidnapped three weeks of Bustan Diwan, in the Christian neighborhood of Homs, was returned to her parents in an alarming state. She says she was taken by armed men on a farm beyond the roundabout at the entrance of Palmyra south of Homs and then about thirty men raped her. She is currently in a hospital in Damascus. His condition is pitiful. She is in shock. She heard the men tell her they were permitted by Sheikh Arour as war booty’
http://www.maryakub.org/Article_dernieres_nouvelles_de_Homs_et_Qousseir_1_avril_2012.html
and tells of syrians being herded into a building by the insurgentys which is then blown up..recalls a similar event in Gaza 2008:
‘Some examples of powerful savage acts perpetrated by armed gangs affiliated with the opposition:
When the regular army has forced Baba Amro terrorists have gathered all their hostages (Alawi and Christians) in a building they blew up Khalidiyeh perpetrating a terrible massacre and attributing it to the regular forces. Even if the act was attributed to the regular forces, including by the Arab League, the evidence and testimony are irrefutable: it is a corrupt gangs affiliated with the opposition.
Al Amoura The family, the village Al Durd√Ęk, in the vicinity of Homs, was exterminated by the Wahabi terrorists. Forty-one people in this family were slaughtered the same day. Another massacre was perpetrated by the Army of Free Syria back from Baba Amro: it stopped near Rableh, on the Lebanese border and massacred fourteen members of one family to Hasibiyeh Alawite.’

brian said...

and now the iranian MEK joins the USraeli war on syria: this is the new US strategy: use dumb muslims/arabs to fight US wars

Press TV l Two MKO battalions fuelling unrest in Syria: Report

June 10,2012

The terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) has reportedly assigned some 400 of its members with stirring up unrest in Syria amid the recent surge of violence and atrocities in the crisis-hit Arab state.

Director of the Habilian Association Seyyed Mohammad Javad Hasheminejad told Fars News Agency on Sunday that MKO terrorists, grouped in two battalions, have been tasked with fomenting chaos and violence in Syria.

The Habilian Association is an Iranian human rights NGO comprising of a group of families that have lost their loved ones in terrorist acts during the early years following Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Hasheminejad had on May 28 said that the MKO is preparing to launch a massive terrorist operation in Syria.

“We have conclusive proof and documents showing that the MKO has a strong and significant presence in Syria. The terrorist group has begun carrying out acts of sabotage and terrorism against the Syrian government and nation, and has found major influence among Syrian rebels,” the director of the Habilian Association said in a meeting with Syrian Ambassador to Tehran Hamed Hassan.

Hasheminejad also said Washington is playing a key part in destabilizating Syria, adding that the US and certain Western countries sponsor violence in the Middle Eastern state.

...

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/06/10/245487/mko-teams-fuelling-unrest-in-syria/