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Friday, May 11, 2012

Terrorism in Syria: at least 55 killed in bomb attacks

Some people really don’t want a peaceful solution do they? Or for the democratic reforms, endorsed by 89% of the Syrian people in a referendum, to succeed.

More on this shocking story on the RT website here.

Meanwhile, what does the oh-so democratic EU do in the week that Syria holds multiparty elections? Yes, that’s right, announce that it is to impose even tougher sanctions on the Arab Republic.

 As I commented here, a democratic Syria where the Syrian people- and the Syrian people alone-  decide their future, is the very last thing the western powers want.


The radical Sunni Islamist group the al-Nusra Front has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s terrorist attacks, and other such outrages which have occurred in Syria in recent months.

Will those who peddled the conspiracy theory that the Syrian government was behind the terrorist attacks be coming forward now to issue an apology? I don’t think we should hold our breath, do you?


brian said...


'A 2007 New Yorker article written by renowned journalist Seymour Hersh revealed a plan under the Bush Administration to organize, arm, train, and deploy a regional army of Sunni terrorists, many with ties directly to Al Qaeda, in a bid to destabilize and overthrow both Syria and Iran. The plan consisted of US and Israeli backing, covertly funneled through Saudi proxies to conceal Washington and Tel Aviv’s role, in building the Sunni extremist front'

brian said...

also FYI

Back in mid-February, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned that al-Qaeda had “infiltrated” the Syrian opposition. At roughly the same time, videos began emerging on the internet that clearly revealed just what an understatement--to put it mildly--Clapper’s observation represented. The videos show Syrian rebel brigades proudly posing with the al-Qaeda flag and protestors holding it high. (See “Al-Qaeda in Rebel Syria” here.) This was not a matter of “infiltration,” with the word’s connotations of stealth and cunning, but rather of an openly publicized affiliation. '

brian said...

US hypocrisy?
U.S. Embassy Damascus
The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent bomb attacks in Damascus. Violence that results in the indiscriminate killing and injury of civilians is reprehensible and cannot be justified.
slo wha about the drone bombings in places like Afghanistan and pakistan

Neil Clark said...

Hi Brian, thanks, as ever for the links.

As I've written before on many occasions, it's one of the biggest myths about the world today that the US and its closest allies are implacably opposed to radical Islamic terrorism. They have been on the same side in several conflicts eg Yugoslavia, Libya, Afghanistan in the 70s and 80s, and now Syria.

brian said...

US Officially Arming Extremists in Syria

Denied no longer, US officials admit US-Saudi cash & logistical support arming terrorists in Syria.

imagine the US brouhaha if Iran was to aid US militias as they bombed and sniped US civilians

brian said...

re the recent Houla massacre: who done it?

During the last few months in Homs province a number of whole families have been slaughtered, where the killed families were government supporters and the killers were local rebels, and local personal vendettas are thought to have been part of the context.
Dated 20 Mar 2012. 13 men, women and children killed in cold blood in Hasiba village near Quseir in Homs province. The killed were all civilians who were members of a family named the Al-Amory family, and who were supporters of the government. A lot of armed rebels are present in the Al-Quseir area.
Dated 8 Feb 2012. Massacre of 8 men from the same family in Jabornin village in Homs province. The assailants were armed with automatic rifles, they surrounded the house, took out the men and executed them on the spot, leaving the women and children unharmed. The murdered men were supporters of the government. The family had been threatened beforehand to pay money to support the revolution.
13 Mar 2012. Massacre of 45 men, women and children in Karm al-Zaytoun neighborhood and some other neighborhoods of Homs City all on 11 or 12 March 2012: , . Some footage of the massacred bodies: , .
The massacre in Houla in Homs province is the biggest in scale this year to my knowledge, as over 90 were killed. During the next few days we'll likely be finding out exactly who the victims were. I won't be surprised if their surviving relatives and friends will be on Syrian State TV saying that the massacred families were government supporters, as happend in the other massacres noted above. A possible motive for massacering them would be to put fear into others in the Houla area, which would drive out many of the remaining government supporters from the Houla area and leave the ground more solidly under the control of the rebels.
Posted by: Parviziyi | May 27, 2012 2:51:30 AM | 18