Western-backed death squads in Syria aka ‘al-qaeda’
Western governments (in league with their Middle Eastern client states) began their proxy war attack (via paid mercenaries aka ‘al-qaeda’) on Syria in 2011. The ongoing Syria campaign is just the latest in a long line of direct or indirect attempts at ‘regime change’ by the Western (and global) elite over the past 10 years (although their history of attacking and destabilizing and overthrowing sovereign governments goes back at least 100 years).
Each time I have commented on these illegal and inhuman invasions and proxy wars, I have pointed to the evidence that we are not, and never have been, dealing with a ‘popular revolution’ or a ‘civil war’ or a ‘terrorist threat’, but rather, always and everywhere with the age-old, tried and tested murderous tactics and outrageous lies of Western powers.
These type of ‘regime change’ operations include the use of several scurrilous, brutal and, frankly psychopathic tactics: Read more »
When a people that have been dispossessed of their land, livelihoods and homes, periodically murdered and regularly terrorized, take action to resist and defend themselves, they are guilty of nothing but standing up for their human rights and their rights under international law.
BBC Arabic Photo Journalist, Jihad Masharawi, weeps as he holds his baby son who was murdered by the Israeli army today
Yesterday, Wed. 14th Nov. 2012 Israel launched the latest in a long line of “Operations” that stretch back over 60 years aimed at terrorizing the people of Palestine. By naming the attack ‘Operation ‘pillar of cloud” the Israeli military was unambiguous about its intent: to blow up as much of Gaza and as many Palestinians as they saw fit.
Why do Palestinians fire rockets into Israel? The vast majority of them, and I mean the VAST majority either miss their target or make a small hole in the ground far from their intended target. The rocket attacks appear to serve only as justification for the Israeli military to attack Gaza and murder Palestinians. So what’s the point?
The point is that the rocket attacks are the Palestinians ONLY way of protesting against the 60 year long occupation of their land responding to unprovoked Israeli attacks against and murder of Palestinian civilians. Think about that. The Palestinians have no option to appeal to the international community because no one listens. They have zero chance of the Western media applying pressure to halt Israeli aggression and redress Palestinian grievances because the Western media is unashamedly biased towards Israel.
The Palestinians have two choices: they can sit quietly by and allow the IDF to arbitrarily and summarily murder them, or they can fire primitive rockets at the closest targets inside Israel and hope that they make the Israeli government think twice. But even here the Palestinians have a problem: the Israeli government welcomes the firing of Palestinian rockets into Israel, and they periodically provoke it. Read more »
Note: I wrote this article in June 2010 in response to the Israeli attack on the humanitarian aid ship the ‘Mavi Marmara’ and the murder of 9 of its passengers by IDF thugs. I had not published it on this blog, so here it is.
At approximately 4am on May 31st 2010, a group of vessels attempting to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza were attacked by the Israeli navy in international waters off the coast of the occupied Palestinian territories. Nine civilians aboard the largest vessel, the Mavi Marmara, were shot dead by Israeli soldiers and dozens more were wounded. The Israeli government claimed it was exercising its right to self defence. Flotilla members, and much of the international community, saw it as an act of piracy and murder on the high seas that has exposed deep flaws in the Israeli mentality and further alienated it from the rest of the world.
The group of eight ships, known as the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, was a project of the Free Gaza Movement, a group of human rights activists from 37 countries. The ships carried over 700 people including journalists and dignitaries from the US to Malaysia and from Norway to South Africa. The stated goal of the Free Gaza Movement is to raise international awareness about “the prison-like closure of the Gaza Strip” and pressure the international community to “review its sanctions policy and end its support for continued Israeli occupation.” The movement’s board of advisors includes former and serving British, Irish and American politicians and distinguished academics, among others.
To fully understand the motivation of Gaza aid groups such as the Free Gaza movement, we must first take a brief look at the history of the occupied Palestinian territories and the state of Israel. Bear with me then as I try to condense, as objectively as possible, ninety years of history in a few short paragraphs. Read more »
A US flag burning at the US embassy in Jordan. One of many such demonstrations that have taken place across the Middle East on many occasions over the past 40 years.
Western governments and the Western media would love for the entire world to believe that the recent (and ongoing) attacks on US embassies in the Middle East, and the killing of the US ambassador and 3 CIA agents in Libya, are motivated solely by the publication of a poorly made ‘film’ that had been doctored to ‘insult’ Islam and Mohammed. This narrative pitches Muslims in general as simple-minded fanatical barbarians, ungrateful for all that Western governments have done for them, and attempts to convince the average Westerner that the only thing Muslims understand is force. Read more »
State-sponsored terrorism used to be a rather simple affair, where a state would order its military (or other covert armed group) to carry out terrorist acts against a civilian population, domestic or foreign. Over the course of the last 20 years or so however, state sponsored terrorism as practiced by Western ‘Democracies’ has evolved into a much more convoluted and complex operation.
Take ‘al-qaeda’ for example. The best way to understand the true role of ‘al-qaeda’, is to first understand the role played by the Soviet Union and ‘Communism’ as popularised by Western governments. Read more »
Today, July 18th 2012, two acts of murder were committed. One occurred in Damascus, Syria, the other in Bourgas, Bulgaria, but that’s where the similarity ends, or so our Western governments and mainstream medias would have us believe.
In Damascus, the targets were high level members of the Syrian government (and anyone else who happened to be in the room). In Bulgaria, the targets were Jewish holiday-makers.
In Damascus, a spokesman for the ‘Free Syrian Army’ claimed that one of their members planted a TNT and C-4-based device inside the building ahead of the meeting, and then detonated the bomb remotely before fleeing to safety. The ‘Free Syrian Army’ is, as I have pointed out, made up of CIA-trained and funded mercenaries who don’t care how many innocent people they kill because they are being paid to do so.
Syrian state television, on the other hand, said that the attack was carried out by a “terrorist suicide bomber”.
The strange thing is, both claims are more or less correct. Read more »
Authoritarian Followers stick their necks out for corrupt governments
The following article appeared in the French Le Monde newspaper on June 19th 2012. We are running it, with commentary, because it stands as a perfect example of the ‘yellow journalism’ so favored by the mainstream media in their efforts to dupe the public. Yellow journalism is defined as “journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers.” In this case however, the specific aim of Le Mondeis to discredit and ridicule rational deductive reasoning around the actions of alleged ‘Muslim terorrist’ Mohamed Merah. Read more »
For some reason, (perhaps yahweh was punishing me for writing nasty things about Sarkozy), I stumbled upon the video of Bibi Netanyahu’s address to congress in May 2011. Certainly, the entire speech is one long, sickening lie from start to finish, but what caught my eye was the heckler about 5 minutes into Bibi’s address, and Bibi’s response. Read more »
The first round of French elections take place on April 22nd. Two weeks later Sarko and his ‘socialist’ opponent, Francois Hollande, battle it out to see who gets to be Emperor of France. Sarkozy was looking at certain defeat in early March, until he got his ’9/11′ in the form of an ‘Islamic terrorist’ patsy. The question remains, who really killed those soldiers and Jewish school children and teacher in Toulouse and Montauban?
The Sott Report, featuring yours truly, investigates:
Since my on the spot analysis and speculations on the likely truth behind the recent shootings in South-Western France, more information has come to light that suggests that I was correct – Mohamned Merah was indeed a French intelligence asset who was groomed and then ‘burned’ in the service of a staged ‘Islamic terror’ attack and the re-election of Nicolas Sarkozy in the upcoming French Presidential elections. Read more »